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25 Pieces of Fine Cambric
Flouncings Were 39c & 50c On sale this morning a lot of beautiful Cambric Flouncing. Just the correct weight for skirts, the best quality material and workmanship, and for wear and actual service these are OC the best ever offered anywhere at, yard. /LljC $1.25 & $1-00 Flouncings 27 Inches Wide, for On sale one lot of about 2.500 yards of Beautiful Quality Swi-s Flouncings, in some of the neatest and prettiest patterns ever shown anywhere; all entirely new designs, firm, well worked edges. It would be impossible to describe the real beauty of these Embroideries, and not one piece in the lot that's not CQ well worth SI.00 and $1.25 a yard: this special lot at. . DVC The Finest Quality Nainsook and Sui-- Embroideries, the best workmansh p, all hand-loom work, insertion and edge- to match, from 1 to 7 inches, worth from 15c to 25c yard; 1j A special for 12','c and. WC Allovers, in dainty patterns for waists, yoke.-, etc;; well worked on fine Swiss and nainsook. YVe have never been able to offer such values before for le>s than 98c yard;.this CQ special lot for. Oc/C Another lot of Allovers, about 1,000 yards in all. cambric, nainsook and Swiss, in both large or small pattern-, for w.lists, vokes. etc. These never sold before for less than 98c and some as high as Si.50; these special at. 0 %sC RED CROSS WORK Will BE ENDOWED _ I Richmond Committee Named! for Work by President W. H* Taft. For '.he purpose of conducting a! campaign i:>i a permanent endowment fund for the work of the American ! Red Cross Society, a committee .of Rlchtnonders lias been '.a med hy Pres!-; fle'rit William H. Taft, who I? als.> president of the T.?* Cross. The money !? desigmd to be used in times of war at of disaster. Experience I s> demonstrated 'hoi fact that while the American public j is willing to contribute gHiero'u'sii1 for relief aft?r gr:at disasters. It s f.!fn,""jH to obtain n large membership Contributing; .?mall annual dues. Thp United States Is far behind other lead ins nations !n the matter of endow? ment of its Red Cross work. In the, constantly recurring disasters, wh-r small communities are stricken, and whtre public attention Is not greatly | concentrated. !t Is found that contri? butions arc far too small to meet the; rie*<5. It has been eoncludrd that the amount to be raised for each city is to be 10 cents per capita of the popti- ; latlon. Every one who contribute* $i pays for ten of the population, while ?100 pays for l.ooO. Committee's arc being appointed by President Taft in all the larger cities, and Xew York has nlready raised $300.000, while Cleveland expects to raise 156,000 and Cincinnati 136.000, Richmond will be expected to contribute $i;.762.SO. An active campaign to bp begun at once. The Richmond committee 1? composed as follows: Mrs. Charles E Boiling. Robert J.ccky, Jr.. John Stewart Bryan, Henry L. Cabell. K. Q. Heigh. Jr.. ex-Gov ernor A. .1. Morjfague. Lieutenant ?Gov? ernor J. Taylor Ellyso!;, Milton K Mar? cus*. Henry ' T. Baskervlll. John P Branch. Rev. .lames Buchanan, Dr. George Ben Johnston, a. H Christian. Jr.. P. Hi May... F. W. Scott. John Skelton Williams, Allein Po::?. Colonel John S. Harwood, John G. Farland. Judge n. Carter Scott, Captain Joseph F.. Wtiinrd. TO STOP VAGRANCY Fnllre Testerdnr Take In I our Ulfe,.,! White Mendicant*. F?!'w,ns out the policy i" t!<| ihn street! !?f uside?!rahh mendicants, the pollen <<.; terday arrested (our men charstd w ith h, ?r glr.g. Wflllam, r.,:t-r known n.? "Bill.''Ban drum, wm arrested en x charge o( being drunn ?na a vagrant: Janie? IVhltcmHn. white, was charged ?Ith ?"-Ine n vagrant; the ?am? enarsr ?fn registered ?galnitl 0 A. Bowler, and C, H. Mitchell, white, ?r?, also arieMed on n charge of hegglnfjj .C. t-ere taken to the Vlrst l'n:;c( Station. HUSTINGS COURT CASES Three foraine Vendors < out P led: Two Pentl? ing Oullty Receive Minimum I'tinlslimenl. ' Three vendors cocaine >???:.? tried y, .. terday In th* ITiiv-tlngs <"*ourt. and rnnvle t!on resulted In ell. Maty Klin Norrls, a co'.rred woman, fifty-five year* ?? . plea led guilty to the Indictment m l was sentenced by the eonrt to one icir Mi the penitentiary. Arthur Goode. colored, pleaded not guilty, and was convlsttd and soiiteiiced to two year/ en the road-. Walter Henderson, colored; p ?? :.?:! guilty, and war sentenr d bv the court to one year In the penitentiary. WE LAUNDER hirts, collars and in a manner thai defies competition. A trial and yon will 1><- convinced. ECLIPSE LAUNDRY. SEE US Our Jewelry of .irti>tic designs and fine quality will suit every taste. SMITH & WEBSTER, 612 East Main Street. Taxi-Cab Service Day and Niftht. PHONF. Madison 4? Day. Madison 48 Niftht. Call for the "Alco." RICHMOND TRANSFER COMPANY. Jury of Award Selects Prize Winners for Executive Comrnittee. Five designs for Mir Confederate Memorial Institute or Hat tic Abbey have now been selected by the jury of nward as ihe prize-winners In the architectural contest. The jury com? pleted Its task yesterday afternoon, and .lames Knox Taylor, the United States Treasury's chief architect, who is a member, returned to his duties in Washington last nii:ht. Naturally, ho Inforniut'eh can he given to the public, at this time. The members of the Jury do not know who arc the authors of the designs which have met their favor, and con? sequently there Is nothing to he given out. The next step will he t<> ? all it meet? ing of the executive committee of the Confederate Memorial Association, whose decision on the matter will bo final. It will be called within the next nay or two. to meet at '.he earliest time on which the members can gather in Richmond. Probably this meeting will lit held within the next two weeks. The plans selected by the Jury will be laid before the < "tunilttef. together with any or all the others if the com? mittee desires to see them. The Jury's capacity is advisory only. Should the executive committee af? firm the judgment of th Jury, the contract will bo uward,,l to the first prize-winner, and the other prizes will be paid. The work of letting the con? struction to contract will then be taken up. Lieutenant-Governor .1. Taylor Elly son said last night that there v.as no lack of beautiful and appropriate de? signs. FIGHT IN COUNTY rurccll-Jenklns < ?** In He Heard hr Mac 1strate Lewis. Foliowir.i? a j.. ?oiia! encounter, in whlcfl many blows icf pasted, greatly disfiguring ih?: countenance of Stephen Pure?-.!, well kr.??r tr. the l?wer section r.f Henrlco court ty, William Jenkins, equally well kno-vp.. will lie trlerl Ii Magistrat; I.ejii'i coc.-t Frldiy morning at II o'clock. The charge I?. UMitult arti! Iitutry, Pure'.'.' will be '.r.ere ?!t!i ii lil'jiik eye and other evidences that there was a fight: I'l . tl'.flleultv arose over th.' old case o'. "larillttd and tenant." PurcelJ, !l seems tented a hou-v trom Jenkins some time ?irr an t ?.%lieii lie moved recently Jenkins claim nl that rertaln things had been rarrlel away that were not tart and parcel of the v . '.' and chattels of the s-iM Purerlli There .?...? .1 i;or. i deal "f talk on both sides, and final!) the. men met on Iho public road end had 1'. o':i according to the Queens li-'tit rules. Thi decision went to Jenkins. I.,K Ptircell appt alf d. PURYEAR CASE TO DAY Man Who Sliol .leieM" W illiam-. Mii-i In Court. The case of B. Krank Piiryear, Indicted fori the iii?rdei .if .1. ?..-? William* un October f.. \ will he called In the llenrlvo county Circuit Court tli!? morning at ll o'clock. There ate hut few witnesses t-, tie examined, and It la1 expected that's decision v.-1 : He reached tills j aft.-111..or!. \yilllami wa? kille?1, by Puryeai, who was then a county off leer, while Oh bis way fp.m the l"olr tiroundi' It- fo re Magistrate W, It Ktdwell. who has elhe* died, be v.i,< ar.pilited. but Com thonw-ea Ith'?-Attorney .liilirh Ctina bad the <???? certified to the Krnrid 'uc, nhtrh repderVfl a true bill it the o^er'-ii: of this term of court. "SHORTY" GREEN APPEALS Itroiitl Slreei Mendicant I? Placed I nibr Hi,ml and l.aw m i Pollock Oofs Surely. ! Mm Kllxabeiii .iohmioii; colored, 'i.arif.d ]w tli .I'm. if..- iitian'tlt) ??! clothes from Jathe?. pedr.oi: in.- ? " ifcnci d <n sis months 'to .*?.: from tlx pit let Cotirl yeaterday mornlnc. I I tu ? against Henry Tajlor. eoloied. I charged ?Ith jioi I >;? M '?'? frorii K, tv.man'a iKoni, win continued in January V,. I William, allaa. Ol^hotty." fir/en) rhsr^'d with be Kg In If ?.r. tTte* street, nti placed under !:?' set Irltj for sixth months. II?. ?w.*i?t?'l. I and Attorney Hilbert K. Pollock went on Building Permit' I Building and leprtlr permttl nr-re lesiiod lyerlord*) as follow*: ! J \v BrownlnK. I" erect n d?t?t-riftd tw-i .etery h.-tek dwelling en the south tide Main Rueet between peep liun ?r.d Ph?;. jheirl .>ti*?te, to ..oft ?;?,!?. , Mrs Catherine 'iN'ei.l. to r'ripali 'rs:.:? Irtwfiiinit, ? Hr.-.uh llMfite sir.-M to rt.ai p.". I .If < I ii?tir n nr e Company nf Virginia, i., tr?i.?ti iiit v hulldliiit formerly tf.e vvoiier jt<>n lirtiel, hereafter !?< be uu-rl ai- un .,ft ? ? IhulldtiiK by lb'" !'"itipany( t.? rost PC" lit- 1? M llotifbro. t., repair frame ilwt line lltl IV.M (Jr.... Mi.el ... ci.St It"'. I W O, Neil, i<; repair brick stets, 1? ??>jth (Eighth .^'.fvet, '0 cost 1 CITIZENS REACH i NO CONCLUSION Discuss Better C ar Service to VVesthnmpton, Without Final Action. WANT TO KEEP TRANSFERS I Country Club Proposition May Be Accepted by Citizens it Transfer? Are Allowed. After a lone and tedious discussion last nicht, the Wcsthampton Citizen? Assoi Intlon reached no dctlnltc collets' slon as to bettor rar service. The committee appointed some time apo to confer with officers of the Virginia nallway und Power Compatiy and ob? tain, if possible, A flfleen-mlnutc sched? ule during riisli liourii, reported that it had been unable to .set arty conecssi?u from the cohipany. It was stated, how-] over, thai there was a tentative agree liicht pending between tue Country Club" of Virginia and the street car company to run inrs on a tifteen-miti iito schedule between the dub and Ninth Street, but a| a Straight ."??cent fare. A resolution was finally passed requesting that the Country Club add to the agreement the right 6f transferi lo all other line.-'. Ml Wim? Hefter Schedule. ' AH of tlie Westhampton citizens are m .'aver of a closer schedule, but the majority seem to be opposed t.> glv'ng up the privileges they now enjoy In the way of transfers, and If they are t.. be denied these, it looks as if they will leave the schedule as it is. so fat as negotiations with the Company a"' concerned. In the event of failure to Improve the service wttlt the aid Of the Country i "itb. the matter probably will be carried to the Corporation Commis? sion. Though there were some strenuous objections last night to giving up the labor ami school tickets, the majority of the ,t.?socialIon will he satisfied with the Country Club proposition, provided that the rlvtht of transfer Is allowed.] 'the vote in favor of the resolution was | in to Ml C'OMT.I'SION REACHED IN < ONIIEMNA I ION CASH Commissioners appointed lo assess dorn- j nsrn for n strip of laud bclonglllg to Henry' S. llutrler and she Motlio.ll?: Orphanage for ihi- purpose of erecting an overhead bridge it th?- Intersection of the Broud j Pit..! P.oarl ami the tract,* of Hie Rich moml. Krederiokshurg nnd Potomac Rail? road mot nt the count:* courthouse yester? day niornlnc. Evidence was taken on both sides, but no conclusion was reached l>y the commissioners. Some time ago. at the request of the" Tteiard of Supervisors, Judge Peon appohdi the commission tt> look over the land at report to him. so that the condemnation proceedings could he carried out according to lute, it |c understood that Mr. M?tzler ??!.' make a jirotcst; It probnhly will, he settled In this t?rni of court. The commis? sion I? composed of T. A. Cury, John A. Arche:. Tl. T. Monelire, John V. Kasle> and Oecar E, N?chels. County Supert l-or* lo Meet. The llenrlco county Hoard of fjtlpcrvlsors will meet in regular monthly session this I morning. The magistrate*' books will he att Idlted for tlje win ,,f ir>0 and o'her routine I business traiisieieii. INSTEAD OF TITLE Kiln Company's Contention Up? held by Supreme Court?Two Cases Areued. Questions as to the status of a judg prent securer] as a result of a sale un? der contract, In view of the failure of the debtor and th..- transfer of the property, were settled yesterday by the Supreme Court of Appeals when It refused a writ of error In the case of R. B. Fen I res* against the Standard Dry Kiln Company; The Judgment complained of was rendered by the Circuit Court of the city of Norfolk. T! e Norfolk Bri'k Company, In which Fentress ?"?as a stockholder, received and accepted a proposition from the Standard f-'ry Kiln Company to fur? nish drawings for a kiln dryer and equipment for same Under the terms 1 of the contract, the property furnished was to belong to the Standard Com? pany until Tiald for. Business failure overtook the Nor- I folk Brick Company, its affairs he Ing placed In the hands of Fontress. The Standard Company secured Judg? ment for the arr.outit of Its claim?H. 2.1.'!.;.*?electing not to regard the property furnlt>hod hy It ?? Its own. Wlien tin- effects of the Norfolk con? cern were sold, they were botii-'ht In by Fcntress. The defense made hy Fchiresa to the claim of the kiln com? pany was that the latter had waived Its lieh hy taking Judgment. He loses, however, through the refusal of the Supreme Court to 'nterfere. rase? trutird. proceedings yes.tcrdiiy In court were as follows: Smith & Slai^sii against thp Northern Neck insurance Company, of Virginia! argued by T, .'. Downing and H. O. Norrls fo| (lie plaintiff In error, and hy Frank <;. Newhlll and Asa P. nice for the defendant In error, and mill mltt< d Atlas Portland Ceniesit Company ami others against the Main l.lne Itcalty Corporalloh and oth-r": partly argued fay .lohn I. Jeffries for the appellants, and hy W. I,. Williams lor the appellee, And continued to to-day. NcjcI eases in ??'? called; Norfolk and Wi stem Railway Company agnlnst Crull: Buek tiKalnsl Nithee: American National Bank, of Washington. D. C, against Taylor: Harris and others against Clements, road commissioner" fiouthorh Hallway Co, against Wiley - McNIcol against the Henry County Min? eral Company: fllhney h i r>. against the Arlington Brewing Company; [fay ti'ir againsi ilaytiijj-^?^Jnir eases Nos. 38 is. Inclusive! on the argument i 1117 l ast Main .Street. VIRGINIAN KILLED Lieut. Anderson Stabbed llim in Railroad Coach as Lie Was Leaving Panama. HEALTH FINE IN CANAL ZONE! Disease-Carrying Insects Exter? minated as Result of Crusade by Government. How the Panama Canal 7.ono. once the greatest plague spot on earth, lias I beeil' changed by ihe United States government Into one >f the henlthlost; regions In the world Is told hy Lien- ; tenant w. D. Alexander Anderson, son I of Major William A. Anderson, former; Attdrney-Clenerai of Virginia, who is j now spending a furlough at his home.! 111 Korth Sixth Street. Lieutenant Anderson, who is con-! nectcd with the army engineers, spent ulnoioen days In the canal zone, cross- j Big the Isthmus fifteen times. Mr ho-J i ante fully acuualntcd with ihe oper-j ntions there and with the methods pur? sued by tile United States government] to rid tliis small strip of land between the seas of the pests which, during the Kreuch efforts in the \S0s, annually wiped out thousands of men. Concert? ed and concentrated efforts have rid Ihe .-anal zone of Ihe mosquito and the fly. the last mosquito Having been hilled by Lieutenant Anderson llltii-! self. It was the only mosquito he saw. i It was crawling on n window in the j railway cur in which ho was riding ! and. with a quick movement, he I snuffed out Its life. Cleanliness Music Principle. According t.i the army ufllccr, clean linens, which he agrees Is next t? gon liness, is th.- basic principle pursued by the government In its methods to' stamp out dread contagion. Medical' science has proved that mosquitoes J carry yellow fever and malaria, and I that (lies carry typhoid and possibly j other diseases; The stamping out of! these Insects has resulted in a reign of health whore before men waited-! for tnc en.i they knew would come. | "The most wonderful thing I oh- j nerved." said Lieutenant Anderson.! "was the absence of mosquitoes. They have been driven out. The next most rcmarkabis thing I noticed was the absence of flies, I took my meals In vvorklhgmeh's houses, and I never saw a fly." The mortality during the .Spanish American War at Chlcknmaugn park... whore more men died of disease than were killed In actual battle, was .lue to plague-bearing tiles, in other camps the mosquito blazed the trail of death, an.i the United state-- government ? ailed science to its aid. and Investiga? tion exposed the enemy which killed more than the weapons of man. I i:\pliifiiN the Method. Lieutenant Anderson explained the] method .if lidding the country of these pestiferous Insects. He said that mos- j qiittocs evolve from wigglctatli, such as are seen In rain water barrels. But 1 the wlggletalls cannot live without j air, and they cannot swim up through 1 ? dl. AU puddles nn.l pools and swamp j places where water stands and In which | the wlggletalls appear are covered j with cheap crude oil. which kills out : the spawn at slight expense. This' work Is supplemented by drainage wherever that Is possible. The canal zone In Which the 1'nltod States gov-j eminent works Is divided Into dis? tricts, through each of which a nfcgroj goes every two days, carrying with him. strapped on his back, a can of crude oil. The oil Is sprinkled on still ; and brackish water, and the mosqill- ? toes are killed?.-xtermlnated. Plies arc exterminated, he said, by simple cleanliness. Regulations require that all houses within the zone shall be kept clean. All are supplied with 1 garbage cans with tight covers, and] they arc removed early every morning. Neglect In this respect Is punishable hy a small lint, the salutary effect of which Is soon felt. Could Do As Much flcrc. "If the people here," said Lieutenant Anderson, "would work together :n an area, say. of nine blocks, flies would soon be exterminated. They might sur? round this area, hut thoy would not come Inside. Files travel only about 400 feet from their breeding place, and | the travel distance for mosquitoes is about the same; so you can see how easily Richmond could rid herself of these disease-carrying Insects. "There Is very little malar,a in ths canal zone." he said, "and when a man Is affected he is taken immediately to 0 hospital and placed 'n a net-covered j bed. so that the mosquitoes won't con-! tract the disease. Mosquitoes catcu ; the disease from patients and spread it everywhere they go. Every town has a free dispensary, and. If occasion arise, the patient is taken to a hospl-? tnl. Rut the basic principle lies In 1 keeping everything clean. In drainage: and In careful attention to the sewage, j As a result of Ihe work of the United States government, the greatest plague spot on earth hns been changed Into a region healthier than rhc Atlantic sea boa r.l." Cunnl Work Progressing. Lieutenant Anderson said that town*, varying In the number of Inhabitants! from 500 to more than l.ono, arc lo- 1 cated every live miles along the strip! of land. The government furnishes! home:; ;. Its employes, a room for two; men for bachelors, and an apartment] containing four rooms for married couples. Settlements for Amorlcans,, foreigners and the .lamnicti negroes who do the manual labor are separate and distinct. All Hie foremen, he said, j nt n Americans, and nn matter what I an American does, he always hns a! .??quad of Jamaican negroes under him. I lie s.>;:i that the work Is progressing much faster than it had been planned, and that It would he completed within j three years, nearly three-quarters of the work now being completed. Tint m. ret, work Is about half finished,; and th" locks will he finished within ; two years' lime. "In case if emergency." said Lieu? tenant Anderson, "the .gigantic under? taking could he completed hy July, in 1?.." He spike of the fin" spirit and en? thusiasm displayed by the ofTleinls an.l j workingmen, and said that all could derive It lesson from seeing what la ' being Inn. and how the work Is being pushed; Birks F.Htnte ?.in,.-.0<?. ; nieliard tin.iUl Picks. It., and James Hogs TUcks rniallflid yesterday In lb* Chancery ''.Mirt 1? executors under Ihe will of Itlch ei.l A. Hicks. The ertnte Is valued 111 MO, \f m._ Marrlnge Mcense. A inarrm?e ueensr wna Issued yesterday t? Milton Qorr and Emily Cosby. WAIT FAST TRAIN FOR WEST POUT Petition Will Ask Better Mail Service to Tidewater Counties. FREIGHT TRAIN OFTEN LATE Corporation Commission Asked for Improved Facilities Out of Richmond. Irs behalf of many protesting citi? zens "f sis Tidewater counties, Major J. N. Stubbs, of Gloucester, will this morning 'file before tlio State Corpora lion Commission a petition asking for an order rontilrlne- tlio Southern Rnll-j way Company to run an early mornlnz passenger train hotween Richmond and West Point. It I? presumed that lntor a date will bo sot for a formal hear? ing. Interruption or mall factlltlos and general Ineon vciilene < are ctnoplalned of. The citizens say that they ore en tilled t-> a train malting stood time hound from Richmond to the section referred I?. whereas at present the early train is a freight, to which I* at? tached a passenger coach. F.onvlim Time < hanged. Until recently this train left Hlch mond at 1:3a. but it has been .changed | tto as t'> |env.? at fj o'clock. An nr-, riihgemcut wits made wherchy the mill, carriers castbound wait at West Point! for the arrival .if the train, no matter! If it Is late. Inasmuch as there is a groat deal of freight In be handled. It Is slated that the train Is late In arriving at West Point most of the time. The trouble nrlse-i. according to the petition, a! no Int.? further on. A dis? tributing office Is reached with the Richmond mall, and carriers there lake It on to oilier places. There again other mall routes begin; The net!-] lion pays that while the carriers from West Point watt for the train, the car-; rlers which meet shetn arc not required In wait, and do not tin so. with the result thai on most days some one or more malt routes are a day behind with the mails. All this operates, according to Major Stubbs, to still further cut Mils lame section of Virginia, which already deals mostly witli Raltlmoro, orf from Rich? mond. Mull? Melnyod. "Bui few people outside of Tide? water." said Malor Stubbs l.,st night, can possibly take In the groat linpn-l sltlon <in the people i.f icing and Queen, Middlesex. Essex, Lauen.-tor. Mathews' find Gloucester counties; as to our malls from Richmond to West Polnl ami ', thence overland tri the nbovi naihed counties- Our mall tip to a few weeks since, left Richmond at 4:30 A. M. on a! freight train, reaching West Point In! time for the mall carrier to man ace fwltb much rush to net the malls thrnuch in time for a dally mall to j reach Kinc? and Queen Courthouse, Tappahannock. Crhnnnn and over to Lancaster. Sandy Bottom, deuces-tor Courthouse, Allmonds, flay Hank. Gloucester roini. Mathews Courthouse, Glehns, Rrobfiort. Cnbbs Creek, etc. "There malls run through and give these counties papers and letters?a population not less than r.O.OOrt people. 1 have applied to ine Southern and no relief; I have written the Post ?Office Department at Washington aid noth? ing lin? been done. Tin Tlmos-Dls pateh kindly responded to my letter and said It would do all It could. "The Tldewnter Democrat, Snuthsldo Sentinel. Mathews Journal, Virginia Citizen and thousands of cltIcons are protesting about the' mail now leav? ing Richmond at G A M.. reaching West Point after in A. M . and giving our people mail a day behind. Here in File Pet 11 Ion. "Ves I ntn hero tu file a petition be? fore the Corporation Commlislon ask? ing that the Southern be required to pul on a passenger train and mall coach, leaving lllchmond nt 6 A. M. reaching West Point at 7:30 A. M., and tlierehy accommodating the traveling public and giving US a dally mall. "When the petition is heard before the Corporation Commission, I shall ask the Chamber of Commerce and the business men of Richmond and the city papers to aid in carrying out this plan. I hope petitions will be started and signed in all portions of the above named counties, asking; for the mall and passenger train to be placed on the L-ork River Road, leaving Rich? mond at ? A. M. dally, except Sun? day. Send petitions to me so I can have them when the petition Is heard before the Corporation Commission," Recognize the difference between our reduction sales and those advertised elsewhere, and appreciate the different character of merchandise we offer. At $16 we are offering Suits that sold up to $28. SIX NATIONAL BANKS SHOW FINE BUSINESS Stockholders, in Annual Meeting, Receive Grat? ifying Financial Reports?Old Directors Re-Elected, Only a Few Chan ges Being Made. AU six of the national hanks opcr-1 atlng In Richmond hold annual stock? holders' meetings yesterday an re-j quired hy the national banking act, ttud In every case encouraging reports j were made of business conditions, Di? rectors were elected, nearly all ol those formerly in charge succeeding! themselves, and later the directors re elected officers. At the First Yatlnnnl. | At the First National Hank the fol? lowing directors were elected: T. M. Cnrrtnglon, s. Dabnoy Crenshaw, A. II. Christian, Jr., Charles Davenport, I'. 0. Davis. Q. A. Davenport, .lohn C. Kasby, .lohn M. Miller. Jr., .l?hn B. Purcoll. T. M. Rullierfoord, E. A. Saunders, Jr., F. Sltlerdlhg> I. .Stern, A. I>. Williams, Henry w. Wood, Cole-, man Worlhum, Fred B. Noltlng and It. I 1. Caboll, the last two being new names on the hoard. J. B. Mosby re? tired from the board and was elected a member of the board of the American Nat ional. The directors of the First National later elected the following officers: John B. Purcoll, pres'dent: .loht, M. Miller. Jr., vice-president and cashier; Frederick B. Noltlng, vice-president; Charles 15 Burnett, assistant cashier: .1. i . Jopllu, assistant cashier: \V. V. rjhelton, assistant cashier; Alex F. Ry liihd, assistant cashier, President PurccU's Report. President Purcell submitted the an? nual report of the hoard of directors, showing current gross profits for the year, $336,153 13; recovered from old debts. $8,152.78; profits on sale of Untied States bonds. $706.63; total. $345.071.8-1. Less: Taxes and cxpciiH-s, $134,972.$'; losses; charges off. $2,117.73: dividends paid stockholders, $100,000; balance ol undivided profits from 1?0P. $57,642.34; carried to surplus fund .ltine 30, 1910, $100,000; undivided pro fits January l. 1H1I. $f.f..323.4S. President Purccll stated that the year had shown a steady increase In the business of the bank. both In volume and earning power, and that though throughout the year the gen? eral business of the country showed wide fluctuation, yet the money rate was unusually steady. The bank bulld'ng is cnrrled un the books at a valuation of $42,000, but the assessed vulue Is $86,000. Accident to Building. The report says.: "On September 27 last, owing to excavation:! made hy adjoining property owners, a port Ism of the eastern wall of our bank build? ing collapsed: we had b> seek tem? porary quarters, which were occupied for three months. In making the repairs we took Occasion to strengthen the witlls and make other needed repairs and changes, which, when ail bills are paid will make our hank building ap? pear on the books at a slightly In? creased figure, hut far less than the actual fir assessed value The damage incurred by the accident Is covered by a special contract with the adjoining property owners, to save us harmless by reason of their operations." Smith .Made Vlcc-1'renldcnt. At the meeting of tlie stockholders of the Planters' National Batik, Richard It. Smith, for many years; cashier, and 1 regarded as one of the most progres? sive bank men In Richmond, was made second vice-president and cashier, Pi rectors were elocted by the Planters' Rank as follows: James N. Boyd. P. .1. Montague, W. J. Westwood, T. William Pemherton, Morton B Rosenbnum and Richard H. Smith. The directors elect? ed .lames N. Boyd, president; .1. .1. Mon? tague, vlce-pres'aeht; Richard II. Smith, vicc-prealdent and cashier; Conway H. Cordon and R. Datlmer Gordon, assistant cashiers. The batik reports a capital stock of $300.000, with surplus and undivided profits amotint'ng to $1,300,000. The dividend into lias Increased in the past year Mrs. Wildbore Gets Verdict for $450 Against Street Rail? way Company. After a trial lasting two days, a ver? dict wns returned yesterday In the I>aw and Equity Court In the suit of Sarah 11. Wlldliore against the Vir? ginia Railway and Power Company for damages in the sum of $150. in a companion suit brought by Robert N. Wlldbore against the same company n verdict was returned for damages in the sum of Sfi7.no. Mrs. Wlldbore claimed to have been driving on West Carv Street and lo have been struck by a street car at the tnterserfion of Cherry Street, re? ceiving painful Injuries. The case was warmly contested, pictures of the enr In question, Its fender and safety ap? pliances nnrt blue prints of the street intersection 'bering Introduced. Sev? eral physicians were culled lo testify HS to the nature of Mrs. Wlldboro's Injuries. The second suit In tho name of Robert N. Wlldbore Involved actual loss from damage to the horse and vehicle. Buys one of our $25.00 or $22.50 Suits. Nuf ced. Jacobs & Levy, Quality Shop. Iwan Mueller, a Baker, Sued on Ground That Eatables Were Stale and ?>our. On the ground tlml four crenm puffs sold to a four-year-old child were stale nrul Injurious, two suits for damages In the sum of $2,1.00 each were instituted yesterday against the baker in the I,aw and Equity Court. The declaration in? volves sonic unique points, and while no direct reference Is made to recent State laws designed to prevent the sale of impure food supplies, the suit will test tlie whole question of the liability of a dealer for the quality of Lho eatables he. sells. Tho first suit is tiled in the name ?f Grace V. Fletcher, a four-year-old in? fant, who sues through her father .lohn W. Fletcher, as next friend, against Twnn Mueller, a baker, of 110 West Rrond Street. The other action Is similar In character, and is In tho name of Josephine B, Fletcher, against I wan Mueller. It Ik represented that Mueller is tho proprietor of a bakery on West Broad Street: that Mr. Fletcher had in Iiis employment a. servant girl, Ooldlc Fields, who, on October 15, "1010, was sent, to the bakery for font crenm puffs, which wore purchased for the smn of 10 cents. The cream puffs were eaten by the two Fletcher chil? dren, who inter became violently sick, and have since continued In bad health, according 10 the declaration, which asserts that tho cream puffs were sour, stale, Impure and alto? gether until for human consumption, i' Hoth suits wore tiled by Smith, Man euro & Gordon. from 17 to "0 per cent.; paid seml tinuually, making a dividend payment of (00,000. Jeter Jonen Promoted. At Iho .Merchants National Bank the only change In tho official force was the addition of ij. Jeter Jones, ful? some, time manager of tho stivlngB de? partment, as tin assistant cashier In charge of the savings department. Tho Aierchailts Bank elected tho fol? lowing directorate: John P. Branch, James H. Uooley, Charles S. Strlnglel low, Thomas B. Scott, Fred W. Scott. Blylhc \V, Branch, John IC. Branch. Alois llumllton, Samuel T. Morgan, Mil tori E. Marcuse. William H. White Thomas B. McAdams, James Caekt? and M. C. Branch. The vacancies created by the death of Ucvorly B Mttnford and the resignation of Colo? nel a. s. Buford were hot tilled, tits board being reduced In number. Olll eers were elected us follows: John 1". Branch, prosldcnt; John Kerr Branch, vice-president; John F. Glenn, vice president; Thomas Branch McAdams. cashier, .1. II. Perdue and George H. Kecsee, assistant cashiers; (J. Jeter Jones, assistant cashier and manager ot savings department. tteports submitted by President Britnt !. showed a capital stock of $200,. . surplus and undivided profits of 11,067,66').71 j deposits of $8,974,371.81); on annual dividend rate of 20 per cent., paid soml-annually; making a net divi? dend to stockholders of $ 10.000. Mostly flues to A merli n n. At the American National Bank stockholders' meeting, place was made on the board of directors for J. H Mushy, formerly n director of the First Not onnl. The directorate elected Is as follows: j. It. Mushy, W. C. Camp, Oliver .1. Sands. Charles E. Wlngo. Em mett Hcaton, it. W. Rountree, James It. Gordon, Edgar G. Ounn, It. 11. l?nr wood, M. C. Patterson. Charles hi u ...uorlt an,i A. St. flair Butler.' The death of Jackson Guy, formerly a direc? tor of the bank, was reported. The directors later elected the fol? lowing olllcers: President. Oliver J. s.-.nds; Vice.President, Charles E. Wln go; Second Vice-President, William c. Camp; Cashier. O. Baylor Hill: Assist? ant C'ashlors, Waller Holiaday and i>. W. Durrett. I resident Sands reported a capital ot $600,000; total resources of $5.201.686.01; surplur and profits of $361,603.4?, and deposits of $3,943,S7o.20. The president's report also recorded the completion of the new part of the building, and the new banking rooms Into which ttie bank ha- recently moved ConNolldntIon n Success, At tho meeting of the stockholders of the National Bank >.f Virginia the following directors were elected: E. H. Addison, E. U Bemlss, T. H. Ellett. H. Theodore Ellyson, George L. Christian. T. A. Cary, Carl If. N'oltlng. William T. nervi, j. W. Rothen, William North? rop, T. C. Williams, Jr., E. O. Laird, It. 11. Llndsoy, W. P. Gllnn, Eppa Hun ton. Jr.. It. O. Rennolds. W. M. Hah llston, Benj. P. Alsop, B. Rand. Well ford, S. W. Travers, James G. Tlnsley, John T. Wilson. James A. Moncuro, John Skclton Williams and F. D. Wll Hams. The directors later elected W. M. Habllston president; John Skelton Wil? liams, vice-president: William T. Reel, vice-president: W. M. Addison, cash? ier; O. S. Morton, W. H. Slaughter. John Tyler and J. M. Rail. Jr.. assist? ant cashiers. President Habliston's Teport dwelt at some length on the developments of the business which have resulted from the consolidation of the Bank o? Richmond with the National Bank of Virginia, which took effect as of July 1 last. He reported a capital stock of $1.200,000; surplus of $600.000, and a stockholders' liability equal to the amount of capital stock, as a guaran? tee to depositors, making the guaran? tee fund amount to $3.000.000. Another Successful Consolidation. Another succossrul consolidation was reported at tho meeting of the stock? holders of the National State and City Bank, which on July 1. 1910, united the city Bank of Richmond with the National State Bank. The following directors wero elected: F.. B. Addison. James H. Anderson, J L. Antrim. James D. Crump. John S. Ellett. A. R. EUerson. Joseph M. Four qurean, Horace S. Hawes, S. II. Hawes, William M. Hill. Edward C. Mayo. Ed? win A. Palmer. William H. Palmer, Granvlile C. Valentine, Stewart At. Woodward. The hoard later elected the follow? ing officers: William H. Palmer, presl, dent; John S. Ellett, vice-president; William M. Hill, vice-president; J. W. Sinton. vice-president; Julien II. Hill, cashier. A condensed statement of the hank's affairs shows resources of $6,441,371.20; paid in capita] of $1.000,000; surplus and undivided profits of $726.099.3',; j circulation, $230.000; deposits of .$!, I 486,271.01. Pact* About Printing. I The International Typographies! Union has i .lust furnished for publication some facts re? garding the course of ln,?l ruction given un? der its suspires. The Iden, of course, Ik lo Improve the methods now employed and to place printing on a scientific basis. 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