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STATE'S AFFAIRS Committee to Look Into Proper tics in Which Commonwealth Is Interested. CHANGE IN BANKING LAWS Report of Superintendent of Penitentiary Made to Governor. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Raleigh, N. C, January 23.?The Son? nte to-day passed a resolution offered by Senator Brown, of Columbus, ap? pointing a special committee of llvo to Investigate the matters mentioned In the report of the State Board of In? ternal Improvements. Senator Brown eaid the report shows that the State has about $214.000 Invested In various enterprises, the value of which Is prob? lematical, and that conditions demand a thoroug), investigation. Involved In this arc the P'tcte's interest in Matta. irtuskct Railway, the Statesvill,,. Air Line and the Elk in ?and Allegheny Ttallway, in which tho State's slock is for convict labor for which the. State paid the State's prison. A bill introduced by Senator Greene, of Craven, would increase the expense allowance for Superior Court Judgeb }Trom $250 per year to $750. Ex-judge Ewart, of Henderson, of? fered in the House a resolution .foi investigation of the conduct tho [American Tobacco Company and other jpreat corporations aa to the observance of tho State anti-trust law, which ho Sec-lares to be commonly charged, in eing flagrantly violated. Tho bill by Representative Qulckel, iof Denolr county, to amend chupter iA:>c,, publlo laws of 1907, by repealing ,;that part that makes employes of rall fc-oads guilty of a misdemeanor for "working overtime, is set for a hearing (Friday of this week before Judiciary ?Committee No. 1, of the House. It was introduced to-day, rind Is de? signed to enaole employes to recover rtarnagCR from railroad.- for injuries when working overtime, instead of being debarred through being guilt) of misdemeanor for the overtime work. Cliniigrn in HiutUiiiK l.awH. A bill revising and consolidating the tianklng laws of North Carolina has 3>een prepared by State Bank Examiner J. K. Doughton. co-operating with and having the approval of the Corporation Commission, arid it will be Introduced 1n the General Assembly early :hl? tills week. Some of the notable changes that will bo made In the bank ling laws now in force, If the bill Is Tatilled, are the'fixing of $16,000 as the minimum capital with which a bank shall begin business, limiting the loans of the smaller as well as the large banks In proportion to their capital and surplus, prohibiting the paying out of all the earnings in divi? dends, and requiring the accumulation r.-f surplus; limiting the amount of money a hank may borrow, and pre? venting the habitual borrowing of money to reloan; requiring directors to direct the affairs of the bank In reality, and make ample examinations every six months; prohibiting banks from lending money to officers of th> bank, without the consent of the di? rectors; providing for the liquidation of Insolvent banks, under the direc? tion of the Corporation Commission and avoiding the big expense of bank receivership--. State Bank Examine: Poughton says of his bill, on which he has been working for six month? or longer, that it is progressive with? out being radical, with a special view to throwing around the banks more careful supervision, and to safeguard the interests of depositors and the business public more than the advance? ment of the interests of the banks. However, the V 111 has the approval of the leading hankers of the State, and tiooct as the Name. Virginia Made F. W. Dabney & Co, Try a Pair To-Day FURNITURE COMPANY SPECIAL SALE 1429 E. Main St. 117 W. Broad St. Electrical Shoe Shine 5c A T. GRAY CIGA'R COMPANY'S STORE, 836 E. Main Street. It is better not.to be without Butter Nut Bread NOLDE BROS. Repairing. Voicing and General Overhauling. Let us estimato for you. Phono Madison 6506. CRAFTS Fifth and Greco Streets. Weakening and Contagious In an interview with a promi? nent man who has just recovered from a severe attack of Bronchitis, in the presence of his doctor, he said: "Bronchitis is not only a disagreeable disease, but it is very weakening?it seems to poison the whole system. I was confined to my house for two weeks with a bad case, and I became very weak and lost 10 lbs.; besides, it is very contagious. I gave it to my wife, and she had a hard time as well as I, and I don't believe either one of us would have gotten off so easily if it was not for our doctor giving us Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, which toned us up and brought our strength back quickly. 1 also noticed I began to increase in weight as soon as I began taking it?a dessert spoonful four or five tjmes a day in a glass of milk with an egg in it. "In conclusion I must say I never believed that Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey was as good as it has proven to be?in the case of my wife and myself. It surely put us ?>n our feet. No, I don't want you to use my name, but you may refer any oik.- to me personally, and I will tell them what I have told you." Duffy's Pure .Malt Whiskey cor? rects the defective digestion of the food, increases the appetite, strengthens the heart, gives force to the circulation, cures insomnia and brings restfulness to the brain and nervous forces. It is pleasant to the taste and can be retained by the most delicate stomach. Our files contain thousands of letters from men and women in all walks of life testifying to the wonderful cures this great medicinal whis? key has brought about. It will help vou?will keep vou strong and vigorous. Sold IX SEALED BOT? TLES ONLY by druggists, gro? cers and dealers, or shipped direct for SI.00 per large bottle. The Duffy Malt Whiskev Co., Roches? ter, NY. is not expected to receive any for? midable opposition. Representative Critically III. Another member of the General ?As? sembly Ik at death's door. This time it is Representative B. 11. Crvimpler, ot Sampson county, who has pneumonia and is so very ill that his death Is ex? pected at any time. Mrs. Grumpier is with him at his boarding house on Martin Street Both have thus far ob? jected to removal to the hospital. One member, Rev. Mr. Stainback, of Halifax county, died Just before the General Assembly convened January I, and one other. Representative .lohn 1* Stuart, of Montgomery < ounty, died January S. A charter was issued to-day for the Greensboro Playground and Kindergar? ten Association (Inc. t, with Mrs. K. Sterhberger, .Mrs. Robert Hpod. Mrs. Charles Van Noppen as the principal incorporators. The Miller Bice Palm Company, of Ash..-villi-, ojianges it:* name to the Ashevllle Paint and Glass Company. S. 0, Bradley is president. A number of prominent business men of Raleigh and Wake county farmers are co-operating in the organization of a movement for providing a "'vis Itors' headquarters" in Raleigh, espe? cially for country people who come ?'o this city to spend the day. A commit? tee of five lias been designated to seek out a suitable location and report to a full meeting of those interested ?it an adjourned meeting February ... The city school superintendents and principals of North Carolina will meet in annual session in Raleigh January J6-2S. A program of practical interest is been prepared for the meeting, and ii is expected that the addresses and exchanges of ideas will be of great benefit to the school men. Ueport on Penitentiary. A review of his stewardship since he assumed charge of the State's prison April. 100?, has' been transmitted by Superintendent .i. .1. Duighinghouse to Governor ICItehin. During this time Superintendent Baughlhghouse says the prison has earned and paid. Into the Stale treasury more than double I'oreenNt: \ irginia?Fair Tuesday; warmed la north mid west portions; Wednesday incrcnslng cloudiness, nml vMirmer; moderate variable winds. Vorth Carolina?Knlr Tuesday; Ued iiCHtlay Increasing cloudiness nnd warmer; motlernte northeast and cnsl i\ iuds. CONDITIONS i'BSTBR OA Y. Monday midnight temperature .. 30 S A. M- temperature . 29 Humidity . SO Witid. direction . N Wind, velocity . S Weather .Cloudy Precipitation . n Depth of snow . 0.4 12 noon temperature . 36 :'. P. M. temperature . -10 Maximum temnerature up to 5 P. M. ?1 Minimum temperature up to f> P. M.' Mean temperature . ! Normal temperature . ? '? Deficiency in temperature yes- " terday . . I Accum, excess in temperature since January 1 . Accum, excess In rainfall since January 1 . CONDITIONS IX IMPORTANT CITIVI Place. Thor. II. T. Weat) Abilene . 3S 38 Cloud: Ashevllle . 36 II Cleat Augusta . -16 52 Clear Atlanta . 46 ?0 Cleat Boston . 28 30 Cleat Charleston . 40 ;>0 Cloudy Chicago . 36 10 Clear Calgary . 14 34 Cloudy Denver . 42 Hi Ciear delves t?n . IS 48 Rain Jacksonville .... 52 74 Cloudy Jupiter . 72 78 Cleat Kansas City ... 38 46 Cloudy Knoxvillo . 42 Hi Clear Memphis . 42 hi Clear Montreal . 22 24 Clear New Orleans ... FG .5(1 Cloudy New York . 30 31 Clear Norfolk . .14 30 Clear North Platte ... 28 II Clear Oklahoma City . It) 44 Cloudy Pittsburg . 2S 34 Clear Raleigh . 38 42 Clear Situ Francisco .. 16 48, Rain Savannah . 46 01 Cloudy Tampa . fix 7 1 Clear Washington .... 30 38 Clear Wilmington _ 38 11 Clear Wythevllle . 30 32 Clear Til MO T A 111.13. January 24. High Tide. Sun rises... .7:08 Morning. ...11:2 Sun seta .4:52 Kvening. ... 12:11 GETS FA VOR ABL E MENTION I GUS J. KARGER. Mr. Ksrger Is n veteran nevr?pnper correspondent of Wanhlngton, vrho been mentioned am a probable private secretary to President Taft. the amount earned during; any pre? vious two years. The expenditures, however, have been larger, on aecouni of the necessity of replenishing farm and prison equipment. He also reports something like $10,000 of convict labor being expended In the repairing of the old State Farm dykes, to reclaim the 3,000 acres of line corn lands sub? merged in the great freshets three years ago. Of course, the earnings of the prison Include the State stock that the .orison has received credit for in the Mattamuskeet, the Statesvtlle Air Line and Elkin and Allegheny Rail? roads, about which there Is so much stir Just now among legislators as to value and status. Superintendent I<aughinghouse re? ports a reduction in the number of em? ployes of the prison from twenty-four to sixteen. He asks for a $6,000 appro? priation for installing steel death cells' in the place of the brick temporary! ones provided by the prison authorities! when the apparatus for electrocutions was installed as an experiment two years ago. i CHARTERS ISSUED The following Charter.? were Issued yes? terday by the. State Corporation Commis? sion : Thr Kentucky HcruriC.oj: CorporalIon. Rich mend. Percy M. Chondler, president; J. K. Trimble, secretary find treasurer, of I'hlla tlelphla, Pa.; Ware It. Gay, O. Raymond Drown and II. II. Chalklcy?all of Rich? mond. Capital: Maximum, $5,000.000: mini? mum, 150,000. Object*; Security holding company. Virginia Patent Sales Corporation; Itlch mond. .1. N. Purrvll, preshlent; James 11. Price, vice-president j S. C. Gordon, .?err* tary and treasurer-a.:; o.' Richmond, cap itn!: Maximum, $100.000; minimum, 0 Objects: To manufacture and advertise street slRns. etc. W. T. Andernon Elected. [Special to The TlmesfDispatch.] Norfolk. Va., January 23.?The board of directors of the Norfolk Roard of Trade to-nlcht elected W. T. Anderson as secretary. While admitting that he had opposition, the board declined to make known its strength by giving out the vote for other candidates. Mr. Anderson has served as president of the business body for a number of years, and is conversant with all of the details of the work he will have In hand. Charged With Anfault. Ollie Galnes, colored, was arrested last nicht on a charge of feloniously assaulting Massie Fitz with a knife, lie i.i alleged to have used a knife on Fitz. TT Take One Pain Pill, then? Take it Easy. To Head-Off a Headache Nothing is Better than Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills They Give Relief without ' End After-Effects. "For four years I was subject to almost constant headache. At times so severe I was unfitted for work. Through the advice of a friend I was persuaded to try Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills and the result has been that I have entirely eradicated my system of those continuous headaches that !. followed a hard and continuous mental strain."?O. L, Russell, Agt. C. & N. W. Ry., Early, la. For Salo by All Druggists. ! , 26 Doses, 25 Conts. '? MILES MEDICAL CO., Eikhart, Ind. W. Fred. Richardson, FTOEIUL DIRECTOR AND EMU A I. MICH, Mais and nelvidcrc Streets, 'Phones. Madison ?48, day; Monroe Ui. night._ THE ARTIST'S DELIGHT. SOHMER PIANO LEE FF.RGPSNON PIANO CO., HP East Urond. ?PAPER MAN IS "APPROACHED" Oflfere? Vacation and Several "Good Tilings" Xot to Go Before Grand Jury. PROPOSITION SPURNED Speaker Cannon's .Home City and County Now Under Scrutiny. Danville, Iii., January 23.?Speaker ! Joseph G. Cannon's home city and < county were brought under the ? scrutiny of a grand jury to-day in the hunt for illegal traffic in votes. Th? Vermllllon county grand jury; sitting : here, heard eleven witnesses. Twelve more, including Speaker Cannon^ son in-law. E. X. Dezure", a hanker, are subpoenaed to appear Tuesday. The grand Jury to-day heard Dan? ville's city attorney, accuse! :>f laving adinitted buying votes, and was giv.-r. a list of fifty possible witnesses by the accusers. The city attorney's allege;', t raftloking, it was testiflej, was in th interest of the present sheriff. John T. Shepard, at the last general elect on. One of the newspaper men told the jurors he had been approaches to-day by persons offering him a vacation and several "good things" tf he would not go before the t-'tand jury with his story. The two newspaper reporters who last week sent out a story purporting to contain n "eonfcsslbi." from City Attorney Fvan.t w. ,Ipm;s that no had purchased votes, which story later was denied by Jones, demanded to be al? lowed to go ! .-fore the grand jury ami tell their story. The newspaper men were R. H. Frankeberger, a reporter for the Dan? ville Commercial News, who claims to have secured Jones's alleged confes? sion, and George A. Martin, correspon? dent of an Indianapolis newspaper, who was with Frankeberger when the con? versation took place. Frankeberger told the grand jury j the same story, which, published last Saturday, brought forth prompt de? nial from City Attorney Jones and Sheriff John T Shepard. It was for Shepard, whose campaign manager In was. Frankeberger said that Jones ad? mitted buying the votes. A part of the alleged conversation, as given before the grand jury was: I Mr. Martin: "Mr. Jones, did you have n list of bought votes and the amounts! paid for them?" j Jones. "Yes, I had a partial list of ! those, put I haven't got it any more: | I burned it." j Frahkebqrger.: "Can you remember \ the names of any of those votes on the list?" Jones: "Not right off, but I might have my memory refreshed by some ; of these ward captains: there in the' Second or Seventh." Frankeberger: "Dezure was before i the grand jury and he lost his mem-! ?i;y." ; Jones: "Well, I could refresh his | memory on a few points if f had a ' mind to. There's a lot of those fellows | whose memories could be refreshed on this thing." The preliminary to the cop versa t ion was said by Frankeberger to have been a statement made by the newspupei men concerning vote buying of which he had some personal knowledge. As repeated to tin- grand jury it was: ; "Thai tlones had rented a small room in the rear of tin- butcher shop of li M. Martin, at 500 West Falrchiidj Street: that here, on the last election day, Jones met a number of visitors? approximately seventy-two?instructed them how to vote aim paid them: thai later .Martin, who is Frankeberger a father-in-law, ami not related to the newspaper man from Indianapolis, asked for and was shown rhu list 01 men Jones is alleged to have paid. It was tills information which Frankeberger testlllcd he brought to Jones's olllce Saturday, and upon which he obtained the alleged confession. The city attorney has denied abso? lutely that he confessed, and has said he would tell what he knows if asked by the grand Jury. Ills statement was followed by a subpoena Issued to-day. dein Three Veur*' Si-ulent'c, (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Wlnston-Salorn, N. ("'., January 23.. Mock Morgan, charged with embez? zling $15,000 from the, Virginia-Caro? lina and other guano concerns, was convicted on one count In Stanley and sentenced to the state, prison for three years. fie gave notice of appeal, and his ball was llxed at ?10.000. Morgan Is to bo tiled in July on ttVO OtllOI counts. T There's One Thing in ^^%v jm that other soda crackers lack i W National ?> Biscuit - Goodness ?\ N|k In Moisture Proof Packages ' /Mf ? ^^^^^^^^^^ COMPANY News of South Richmond South Richmond Bureau, The Times-Dispatch, : , Hu:-; street. Leslie Garber. the white man sent on front tho lower court on the charge or felony, wax yesterday tried and found guilty by itir Brand Jury of the Hit's tings Court. Part a De was sentenced to one year In the peni? tentiary. Garber, who haj been twice before convict? ed of larceny, la.st month was arrested fot stealing a Huddle from a mule belonging to a Chesterfield negro. Barbers brother got thirty days in prison from the Pol lee t.'ourt. Hart 2, on the charge of being an accom? plice. At th'j same session of the court Edward i Threat, colored, was conviuteo? of mullcl ously assaulting Mary Smith, colored, and sentenced to thirty days in jail and lined $?, It was proved that Threat murderously at? tacked Mary Smith on the night of Decem? ber 7 and nearly killed her before assist? ance e:juld arrive. Considerable Interest Avas aroused at the time on account of the large proportions that the tight assumed, bit fore the police could brenk it. up, the whole neighborhood being more or less mixed in the affair. The court-room was crowded with witnesses, the majority of whom were negroes, and nil the testimony wont against Threat. John Mnssle, held on the charge of tres? passing on the property of the Seaboard Air Lino Railway, wa? dismissed on tin motion of the defense. Educating the Public. Because of universal ignorance of the pos? tal rules and letters of complaint received from all parts of the country the Po?t-Offiiu Department has Issued specla". orders to til' postmasters in the country to Impress the rules of Internationa-! postal union on the mlndB of the people. Under the rules of the postal union letter* 6int to till parts of the world, except Can? ada. Cuba, Mexico. Newfoundland, tho Canal Zone, Panama, Germany. England Scot.anil, Wales and Ireland and Shanghai, require 5 cents for the first ounce and 3 cents foi every additional ounce. It Is "only to the above-named countries that the 2-cent rate prevails; all others come under the 5-cenl rate. The rule thnt has caused the complaint is thai of the short-postage. Letters st.nl to Prance, for Instance, with only 2 cents postage attached, arc liable to a charge at the other end of double the shortage. In? stead of the postage due, the penalty being :t cents, (1 cont'd will be collected en the short-postage letter sent to France. Postmaster Thomas Smith, in company with other postmasters, has been Instructed to give lh! = bulletin all the publicity possl ble. In order that the. rir> may be Impressed on the minds of tnc people. Supervisors Bold Meeting. Tie- regular monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Chesterlleld county was held yesterday morning at Chesterfield Courthouse. Aside troni auditing und up proving the bills of the county, nothing of particular Importance was tr-atvsiicted tij the board. Discussion nf the plans for the new county road was taken up, and the proposed changes thoroughly examined. The matter was laid on the table until the next meet? ing. Mr. Loving Resigns. The. resignation of R. S. Loving, ssslstont deputy treasurer of the city, was submitted yesterday morning, with the understanding that it will tak.- effect on February ;r>. Mr. Loving, who has long had charge o-f one of the city desks in the South Richmond office of Collector Hronaugh, was led to take tho step by the prospect of a better position, and not by any unpleasantness between himself and the rest of the office force-. Several prospective candidates for the posi? tion made vacant by Mr. Boving's resigna? tion have already come forth, and will shortly make their written applications to Mr. Bronaugh. It is expected that the Ap? pointment will be announce,! within a couplu of weeKB. 11 has been given out by Mr. Loving that he resigned his city Job in order to take :i position with the firm of II. V. Baldwin, dry goods dealer, at 120ft Bull Street, as credit man and assistant manager. Police Court Quiet. Vesterd'.iy morning In the Police Court, Part 2, was a outet session. Charles Boylcs. white, was lined $2.50 and costs by .Justice Maurice for lighting In the street. W. B. Johnson, charged with being drunk, was dlsmised with a wanting to leave town. 'Death of Ilen.iamlu 51. Tucker. ilenjamln M. Tucker, thirty-eight year.1; old. died Sunday at 11 o'clock at his resi? dence, 717 Decatur Street. The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, and the Rev. J. J. Fix and Rev. O. F. Forrester will officiate: The In? terment will be made In Maury Cemetery, Mr. Tucker had been in extremely bad heul ill for several years, and had gone West In the attempt to rid himself of his trouble. He leaves a wife and two children. Delightful Concert. The concert rendered last night in tho Uecatur Street Methodist Church for the benefit of the new building far.d met withi a great success. The music was of the high- i est order, anil the audience most npprecla HEALTH ASSURED! There is not hill", makes one feel so good : as to realize that he possesses a strong stomach and enjoys robust health '?. and stall an experience can lie yours-? sickly folks -if you'll only-take a short course of HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS Thousands owe their continued Rood health to its use. 'Why not try the plan to-day? It is for Indigestion, Dyspep? sia, Poor Appetite, Belching; Mead ache, Costivcncss, Biliousness, Colds' and Crlppe. I "You sire as well as your stomach." ' HOSTETTER; ^-..-. .. ..no lilt OIMBMIB Ol i? eiuillis. III thirty voices. I'ersonnl and (Joneral. The party of young people, who gathered In the home Miss Margaret Ellington. 1 East Twelfth Street, to celebrate her birth? day, spent the evening in games and pleas? ure. Miss Annie Rand I for. ?I South Richmond, is ihc guest of Mis* Kite Mclntoph. of Granite; Va. Holten Trego. who has lioen in the Shel? tering A'rtnn Hospital recently on account of the Injuries he received from an extend? ing gastflcne can, Is improving rapidly, and It Is expected he will be allowed to leavo the hospital within a week. Tliomna Hiunt. of Spring Hill, is seriously ill at the Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Snead took Ocey there to live. Then Mrs. Martin suddenly interrupted him. "The facts were never lo'.d: Tit: facts werfe never told!" she exclaimed. "airs. .Martin, i must ask you to be idiot," said the court. "Your time for speaking lias passed/' "In all probability, the real facts in this case will never be known. The features of the case,'as 1 see them, are: The strange conduct and writings ot yourself ami s'slers, the .frequent use of morphine, the strange disappear? ance of your daughter's husband, the fact that you and your sister did not furnish the house in East Orange to which your daughter was taken, thai you did not give her (he proper kind? ? of food, your attempts to create the impression that she committed suio'.do your hiding away in New York and your denial that you had ever been in East Orange.'' Mrs. Mart'n here sprang to her feel and shrieked: "1 never denied it! I never denied I had been in East Or? ange! It is ti lie! It is ,a He!" This surprising declaration to a judge pronouncing sentence caused a sensation In the courtroom, und men Und women began struggling for a bet? ter view of the prisoner, as she con? tinued : "I never did anything to anybody, living or dead. O God, that you men should do these things to women!" .lodge Ten Eyek here began pound? ing his gavel In an attempt to restore i order, while Rev. Mr. Ward la w hurried over to Mrs. Martin's side and tried to quiet her. A deputy sheriff finally put both bands over her mouth and man? aged to silence her. She then fell to the door, and .lodge Ten Eyek adjourned court while the prisoner was carried to her chamber After fifteen minutes she was brought back J? the courtroom. Resuming the pronouncing of sentence, the judge said to Mrs. .Martin that she had been gen? erally vituperative. He pointed out iltat she hadn't told the story of the morphine and the bathtub until last! week, and added: Points to Conspiracy. ''There is good reason to believe that a conspiracy existed on the part of you and your sisters," "I haven't told anything; i haven't harmed anybody: I haven't harmed my child," walled the obi woman, in a tone that Wits pitiful to hear. .lodge Ten Eyek here reached the point when- he was to tell Mrs. Mar? tin her doom, tie spoke very rapidly, .saying: ??Mis. Martin, the sentence of the court is that you be con lined In State's prison for seven years." "1 am innocent! 1 am innocent!" Mrs. Marlin cried, as four men carried her out in her chair. "Oh, the treat? ment you men give to women!" Attendants carried Mrs. Martin out in her chair. She continued to protest her innocence as long as her voice could be heard in the courtroom. On the ease of Mrs. Snead. the other sister indicted. Prosecutor Mott said he would "^uTfio no action until Mrs. Martin was in the State prison. Some time after Ocey Snead's body had been found, Mrs. Snead, who was the young woman's mother-in-law. as well as her aunt, and Miss Virginia Wardiaw. a sister of Mrs. Snead, wero arrested. Mrs. .Martin was captured in a New York hotel. While in prison Miss Wardiaw committed suicide, by starving herself, Xevr System 1? Adopted. Washington, D. C, January 23.?-? uniform system of grading cotton practically has been adopted through? out- i he 'cotton belt. \ statement is'sucd to-day by the Department of Agri? culture shows that twenty States al? ready have availed themselves of th? ofllclal grades of cotton Issued by tho department, and they are being used In every cotton-producing and cotton nianufacturing section of the country. As a basis to their operations the Cot? ton Exchanges of New Orleans, Mem? phis, St. Louis. Natchez, IJTttl? Rock and Charleston formally have adopted the official cotton grades. That a uni? versal system of cotton grading will be adopted throughout the country is regarded now as certain. Edward A. Hurley Demi. New York, January 513.?Edward A. Hurley, assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, died of pneumonia Ibis afternoon at the Broadway Central Hotel hero. His home wan in Boston. Mr. Hurley was born and reared at Susequehana. Pa. He was widely known in railroad circles Around the Hotels Lexington?It. C. Rowan. ProUdonc? Forge; T. C. Link, Portsmouth: W. .1. West brook. Danville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry F.usdey, Ml-s Florence Bnslcy, South Boston: J. I.. Price, Ohasc City; F. S. Farrar, Jetersviile.; Ji \y. Coilushn, Dhiwlddle; Mr. and Mrs. D If. Pitts. Scottsvllle; K. T. Morris. Boanoko. .1. B. CIlHdross, N'i>w|iort Ncwp; IL L. Ktl muiids, Virgin hi. Davis?.!. H. Gauhlin. Virginia: Willi? Thorp, Wltllahtshurg. Murphy-a?Hen F. Southull. FnrmvlMe; UN, rIack Martin. Norfolk: H. F. Lambert, Virginia; E. M. Net tie ton', Covlngton: .J. At. Murfin. Clifton Forge; G. Ransone, Kilt HH1; Xathnn Harrison. Danville; W. U. Hat-wood, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. John .1. Wood riff, Somerset: T. Williamson. Virginia; B. G. Jones, Bueknor; lt. C. Reynolds, Oldflehl; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carter, Martlnsvlllo; \V. Sale. M4 D., Virginia. Richmond ?Mr. und Mrs. IV. K. Drake, Wnynesboro: IL n. Mosby, Bedford City; A. D?zd?o, Ronnoke; 'I", s. Mori son, Norfolk; .1. IX Hodges, .uartinjvlTle; L It, Mitchell, Lyrichburg, Gilbert?C. \V. Whltileld. sabot; B. F. De Issuer. Claroiriont; L. M. Geyer, Ivor; J. J. Siivr.v, Virginia; Stumpfs?T. D. Page,! Ne wport News; \V. J; Baxter, Norfolk: P. I". Lee. Norfolk; J. I). Hodges, MaVtlnsvlllo; It. Catlett. Lexing? ton. Educational Classes a! Young Women's I Christian Association I Winter term. English, Miss Mary W. Ball; German and Piano,Miss Arens; Spanish, Dr. Ortz; Voice. Miss Pattie Isaacs; Shakespeare and Parliamentary Law, Mrs. W. M. Strother; Embroidery, Mrs. Austin Rrorkenborough; Lace Mak? ing. Mrs. Fi R. Isaacs; Sewing, Miss Cora Duke. For further particulars apply to Y. W. C. A. Building between 12 and 2:30. And appear prosperous. It goes a long \Vaysi So ninny persons judge you by your appearance. Wc have ju-t gotten in a large lot of Beautiful Diamonds. Come and sec what bargains wc have. "THE DIAMOND STORE." J. S. JAMES. Jeweler and Optician, SEVENTH AND M AIN STS. RELIABLE ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. "Lucca Olive Oil" IN EVERY PANTRY WIlEltB PURITY PREVAIL'?. CHI?SE TRAFIERI, Importer Mail. 4-'20. ?00 West Main Sfc -,- ? ,.