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Friday Bargains in the
The sale of Imported China and Fine Silver Plaited Ware is
attracting much attention. New specials are being added day
by day.
42-piece China Dinner Set, in pink and green OQ
designs, S5.00; special. fp&mOis
Rogers' 1847 plaited wear, artistic designs, were 0*1 C!0
S2.50, now. <JJ 1 ?t?V
$7.89 Stand, with inverted gas drop lights, with ,
stain glass globes; special.
Gas Lamp with antique shades, were $5.00, $7.89; fl*^ CA
now $1.50 and . tD*>?tJV
S4..89 Silver Quadruple Plaited Fern ?ishes,
footed with grape designs; special.
Specially Priced To-Day
Fine Quality Persian Lawn, 15c quality, for,
j i
Good Quality Madras, the 12 ^c quality, for, Q3
yard. ?4C
No. 17?Fine Quality Madras, 32 inches wide, in
lengths from 2 to 15 yards in piece; the 25c grade 1 Ol
for, yard. 1 &2C
All Pure Linen Damask, full bleached and good QQ
width; the best 50c quality for, yard. 0*/C
All Pure Linen Hemstitched Napkins, only,
Building Operations for January
More Than Double Same
Month Last Year.
Building Inspector Beck issued yes
unlay a permit for the erection of
the new bulldfeng of the University
College of Medicine, which will stand
on the old site on Clay Street, be?
tween Eleventh and Twelfth Streets.
There will be three stories and base?
ment, built of reinforced concrete and
brick, the estimated cost being $130.
000. ,1. T. Nuckols is the general con?
tractor ,and Noland & Baskorvlll are
.lie architects. Under a verbal permit
.voik began on the excavations some
days ago.
Other permits were issued yesterday
as follows:
Mary B. Miller, to erect a detached
two-story brick store on the east
side of Strawberry Street, between
Stuart and Hanover Avenues, to oost.
St;-, board Air Line Railway Com?
pany, to erect a one-story brick stor?
age, 1512-1511 East Cary Street, re?
placing building condemned, to cost
Mrs. Emily Zacharias, to erect a
detached two-story frame dwelling on
the east side of Colonial Avenue, be?
tween Cary and Beverly Streets, to
cost $2,200.
Dr. Stuart McGulre, to repair a
three-story brick building. 100S West
Grace, \ised as Nurses' Home of St.
Luke's Hospital, erecting a roof garden
on -top of Nurses' Home, connected
with main hospital building; to cost
N. D. Wilkinson, to erect one brick
tenement, one store and one dwelling
on the west side of Robinson Street,
between Kensington and Stuart Ave?
nues, to cost $R,000.
Besides issuing nearly $150,000 worth
of new work yesterday, applications
are penOlrig Itv.the office of the Build?
ing Inspector for small work in all
parts of the city, the aggregate of
which will exceed $50,000. Already the
total of building permits for the month
more than doubles the total for Jain
uary last year, and there is every In?
dication of vigorous building activity
with the opening of the spring months.
Gordon Metal Co.,
Fourteenth and Dock Streets.
Diamond Rings
The beauty and elegance of our Dia?
mond stock is well known.
All stones are of fine quality, set in
newest mountings.
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What is more vexing than not to have
your shirts, collars and cuffs laundered
properly? Send them to u?; we '!know
1 dozen Heavy Gold Plated *)["
Worth three times the price. Mail
orders. Stamps <>r coin.
612 East Main, - - Ric hmond, Va.
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Day and Night.
Madison AU Day;
Madison 18 Night.
Call for the "Alco."
Physician Testifies That Man
Who Wouldn't Leave House
Isn't Responsible.
After hearing testimony of a phy?
sician that he was mentally irrespon?
sible. Judge Grlnnaln in the Chancery
Court yesterday dismissed the con?
tempt proceedings against Frank C.
Murphy, formerly of 309 North Nine- |
tuenth Street. Last Saturday the court!
ordered Murphy to vacate the premises. '
which had beeil sold under a court'
order, and the answer came back from
Murphy, who stood his ground against
two police officers .that he. "didn't give
a damln for the court." lie presented
rather a pitiable appearance when
brought into court yesterday, accom?
panied by Attorney John A. Lamb, lie I
was shabbily dressed, unshared and '
bearing little resemblance to the neat ;
government revenue officer of several !
years ago. Dr. J. A. liillsman testified J
as to haying attcinded Murphy, and 1
stated that he believed him to he
mentally irresponsible?that his men?
tal faculties had given way under ex?
cessive drinkjng and worry over his
pecuniary affairs. It was testified that
ho had suffered lapses of memory, and
acute nervousness and irritability. The.
physician did nj.u consider his mind !
as permanently unbalanced, but was
sure that.during the past few weeks;
he has been virtually irresponsible,
Judge Grinnan stated that had the
man been of sound mind his off? eise ,
would have merited thirty days in '
jail, but that the prisoner would bo '
discharged on the ground that he 1
was mentally irresponsible when lie
disobeyed the court order.
Murphy was evicted from his home |
on Nineteenth Street on Wednesday
afternoon by Deputy Shertffs Johnston 1
and Shelld, following an order from |
Judge Grinnan for him to vacate the. i
premises. Ills property was trans?
ferred to his new home, 217 North
Twentieth Street. The deputies re- j
port a rough experience with Murphy
and bis sister. Miss Rosa Murphy, who
resisted eviction. I
Charles Horum Goes to Jail for .steal?
ing and Will tiet More.
In the Police Court yesterday morn?
ing. Charles Horum, a white man', got i
sixty days in jail for the theft of a
brush and razor valued at ?2 from
J. W. Rowe, and the same sentence on
the charge of taking a pair of shoes \
?and a sweater from J. 11. Childless. ',
Later on he will have a number of
< ther things to answer for. lie is
charged with obtaining under false
pretenses board from H. F. Sweet, Mrs. !
A. E. Mitchell, Mrs. G. E, Mongers and I
Mrs. Maude Spence. The amounts range j
from ?1 to 81.75. These, along with
the charge of stealing an overcoat
valued ;it $15 from Angus Mann, were
continued !!>? was dismissed on the i
charge of stealing a pair of trousers
from r L. Smith.
Mrs W. G. Payne and Estelle Payne
were fined 830 and placed under seeur
Ity of 51 on for thirty days on the
charge of assaulting and threatening j
to shoot Constables G. I;. Crowder and i
II. S. Heslip. The officers went to the
residence for the purpose of levying]
on a phonograph, and tuet with a very 1
warm reception.
On warrants chirping him with
stealing $11 at various times from J.
W. Smithers. the case of Frank Davis,
white, was postponed to February l.
He was bailed in the sum of $200.
George Gilbert, colored, was fined
for cutting Lucy Harris.
Lillie Wallace and Pearl Welsiger,
white, were placed under $300 security,
for stealing (dothing from a colored
woman named Pat tie Brooks. They
confessed the crime, and not being
able to give security, went to jail. j
Reports to School Board show (Jain in j
Number of Pupils.
At -a meeting of the City School
Board last night. Superintendent J. A.
C. Chandler reported a total enrolment
in the public, schools on January 1 of j
16,555, a gain over the prevU-us year of i
1.978. the enrolment in January, 1909. i
having been 1 >.-?'?'-j Of this gain, Sooth I
Richmond accounts for 1,637, making a I
net gain in the enrolment north of the]
river of 281.
The board authorized the superin?
tendent to attend the superintendent's'
conference of the National Education
Association In Mobile. Alabama, Febru?
ary 23 to 26.
The public schools will be reorganiz?
ed on Tuesday between 9 and IQ:30 A.
M . and new pupils will he enrolled on
the same day, beginning ;-t 10:30
o'clock. Promotions will be announced
on Monday.
Petition of R., F. & P. for Three
Cent Fare Is Argued and
Submitted. ?
Contends for Higher Through
Rate?State Contests
Contending that the purpose of the
Richmond, Frcdcricksburg and Potomac
Railroad was not to get more money
from the pockets of the people, but to
insure for itself a continuance of its
proportion of 3 cents a mile on inter?
state business. President William II.
White, of the road, addressed tho State
Corporation Commission yesterday on
behalf of the petition for a maximum
3-cent Intrastate passenger rate. The
case was heard within a short time and
submitted to the commission, which
will take the matter under advise?
ment and render a decision later.
The bulk of the earnings of the road,
said Mr. White, comes from Its through
business, on t'ekets sold between far
Northern and far Southern points. On
this it receives 3 cents per mile. Should,
however, the interstate Commerce torn
mlss'on, he argued, in view of the in?
trastate passenger rate of 'J cents per
mile, decide that this line's proportion
of these earnings should be only 2
cents, the passenger would not be bene?
fited and the road the loser.
Offered Low Hntc Ticket.
Some time ago the R'chniond, Fred
ericksburg and Potomac Railroad sub?
mitted to the Corporation Commission
n proposition to the effect that tf the
3-cent rate were restored, it would sell
round trip rates to all points at 2
cents n mile. This would include pas?
sengers to and from Washington.
In addition to Mr. White. Hill Carter
appeared as attorney for the road,
while Assistant Attorney-General Rich?
ard B. Davis represented the Common?
wealth. The only witnesses were
Assistant to the President W. D. Duke
und Traffic Manager Warren F. Taylor.
These oillcials produced extensive
tables, Intended to show that the purely
intrastate business of the company Is
done nt a loss. The figures were nat?
urally intricate, since in a myriad of
items of expense it was necessary to
estimate the proportion which should
be charged respectively to Interstate
and intrastate business.
Like Other Cnaes.
In practically all respects the case
made out was similar to that of the
Washington Southern Railway, also a
part of the Richmond-Washington sys?
tem, which asked for a 3-cent rate and
was awarded a rate of 2*f> cents. The
Washington .Southern appealed, and its
case is set for hearing in the Supreme
Court In March.
Mr. Davis took the ground that the
tigures submitted by the road were
rather vague and confusing, and re?
ferred to the large earnings of the sys?
tem as a whole.
.Indgo Prentis, of the commission,
made a remark to the effect that some I
of the other trunk linos of tho State
were apparently satisfied with it rate
of 2Vs cents a mile, adding that In some
instances they had made out a stronger
case than had the Richmond, Freder
Icksburg and Potomac.
Negro Fled When Mm, (Hnniioi*
Screamed Wildly for Help.
Mrs. George Glannols, whoso husband
keeps a confectionery store at the
corner of Broad and Belvldere Streets,
made complaint to the police last night
that while he had gone, to the corner
to mail a letter, a negro, apparently
bent on robbery, sneaked in the back
way of the store.
Before he could rench the store
proper, Mrs. Glannols discovered him,
and on hearing her cries for help, he
jumped the back fence and escaped
just as Mr, Glannols ran In the front
dour. The negro Is described as being
sinnII and very black.
Marlon Sutten Held on Tcrhnlcnl j
Charge of Helii^ a Suspicious Character j
Marlon Carlyc Sutton, a white boy, I
about eighteen years of age, was ar?
rested yesterday afternoon by Detec- |
live-Sergeant Wiley and Bicycle Po- I
liecman Thurman. and locked up in
the Second Police Station. He will be |
arraigned in the Police Court this
morning on the temporary charge of
being a suspicious character, suspected
of felony.
For some time last night Sutton
was closeted with several members of
the detective force and underwent a
very rigid examination- He has been
working at the plant of the Richmond
Press, where a quantity of pig lead
has been missed recently along with
several other things belonging to the j
operatives. Suspicion pointed to him,
and after going over tiie ground care?
fully the arrest was made.
Did Not Hold Meeting.
Although a quorum was present tho
small number of members who appear?
ed last night to attend the annual meet?
ing of the. Juvenile Protective Society of
Virginia at the Jefferson Hotel was so
small, it was decided to postpone it
until next Thursday afternoon. E.t
Governor A. J. Montague., acting pres?
ident, instructed the secretary, Rev.
James Buchanan, to call a meeting
next Thursday afternoon at r. o'clock,
to take place in the rooms of ;ho
Chamber of Commerce.
Buck Winston, a colored chauffeur,
driving for J. G. Tinslcy, was sur?
rendered by his employer at the Sec?
ond Police Station yesterday nnd will
he arrnigned in the Police Court on
the; charge of running down M. H. Tay?
lor of r.OL' 1-2 North Fifth Street. Mr.
Taylor sustained a sprained hip and
was painfully bruised. fT{
Ri cycle Policeman Thurman ascer?
tained the identity of the chauffeur and
communicated with Mr. Tlnsley who
saw to It that he canto to the station;
Winston was hailed.
Virginia ChentUtS1 Club To-Nlght.
The annual meeting of the Virginia Chora
>t*' club will he held at the Mechanics'
Institut.- to-night at 8:30 o'clock.. Officers
for the coming year \v<li be elected, and It
.? earnestly desired tu.it there will lie a
tu!] attendance of mcmhefii, Dr. Allan w.
Krccmiin. of the^state Department of Health,
will address tho club on "Water-borno
Typhoid Fevor."
Earlier Closing for Clearing
House Banks Satisfactory
to General Public.
Whole Banking Force Will
Remain on Duty Until
That Hour.
Beginning next Wednesday, February
1, all national bunks in Richmond, und
ali State bunks which are members of
the Clearing House Association, will
close daily at 2 o'clock. The new
agreement will affect all of the banks
in what is known as the banking dis?
trict on Main Street. The West End
and Main Street banks which clear
through other banks, have not yet in?
dicated whether will follow the new
closing hours. The Broad Street Bank,
while a member of the clearing house
Itas petitioned to be allowed to close
daily at 2 o'clock, except on Saturday,
when it proposes to keep open until S
o'clock, as a convenience for Broad j
Street merchants who desire to de?
posit their cash receipts, and not keep
money in their safes' over Sunday as a
temptation to wandering yegginen.
Benefit to Public, Too.
R. La timer Gordon, assistant cashier
of the Planters' National Bank, ex?
plained yesterday that the new rule i
would j,e a benelit alike to the pub- |
lie, the banks and to the clerks em- i
ployed. 'To the public he explained j
there will be the great advantage that
there wlH be no going out to lunch j
on the part of clerks and bookkeepers, i
With the longer banking hours it lias
been the custom to allow the bookoep- |
crs, a few at a time, to go out between ;
12:30 and 2:30. and patrons have ex?
perienced much inconvenience by not
finding their Individual bookkeepers or
the bank officer with whom they de?
sired to transact business at the bank.
With the shorter hours In effect, the
banks will require all officials and
clerks to be constantly on duty with?
out Intermission from 9 A. M. to 2 P. M.
daily, and from 0 to 12 M. on Satur?
days, the 'Saturday hours not being
affected by the change.
To the banks there will be the great
advantage of having a more prompt,
balancing in the afternoon and a much
t>arller dispatch of the mails. Mr. Cor?
don explained that si very large oro
portlon of all bank mall goes North,
much of' it to New York.
Certain to Catch Mnil.
"With the banks not closing to tho
public until 3, and the necessity after
that of listing checks for collection,
practically none of the bank mail
reached the post-oillce in time for the
5:15 train for New York, and on busy
nights when the run of checks is espe?
cially heavy, the mail may miss the
S:20 train. In that event It falls of!
delivery in New York during banking
hours on the follo wing day. Tlivru j
's the consequent loss of a day In set- j
ilements, In the return of doubtful
checks anil In interest on daily'
balances and a general lack of the
promptness and efficiency desired in
transacting public business. i
Closing at 2 o'clock, it is believed1
that a large part of the bank mail will
be classified in the banks and sen: to
the post-office ready for dispatch on
tho first north-bound train at 5, .15
o'clock, thus relieving the congestion
In the Richmond post-office, just af?
ter 6 o'clock, and at the same time
Insuring delivery in New York early in
the morning. About CO per cent, of all
the letter mail coming into the Rich
mend post-office for dlspntch ir. de?
posited between ? and S o'clock P. M.,
making conditions most congested a od
often the mall is not fully sorted arid
distributed until late in the night, tongj
after the train for New York has !
gone. The banks propose to "come1
early and avoid the rush," and the be- I
lief is expressed by Postmaster Allan
and hank officials generally that bus- j
lness houses will see the wisdom of :
doing likewise.
Must Pay $-U)ft for Property Injured by!
Grading Street.
Judgment wa? entered against tho city of'
Riehmond In the sum of ttOO yesterday inj
the Law and Equity Court In a suit for :
damages by reason of the change la grade '
of Twenty-second Street. Fnlrmoiuvt. The I
suit was brought hy Bettle Moore. Frances'
Moore Brazier. Mary Elizabeth Moore. Al
mira Moore Hall, James Edward Mooro,
Matthew Alexander Moore and Alice Mooro!
Smith, a lunatic, who sues, by Edwa.rd j
Moore, as next friend, against the city of]
Richmond, and damages wore asked In the :
Bum of 1509. The parties complaining own
a lot at the intersection of Q and Twenty
second .Streets, fronting thirty feet on
Twenty-second Street. A bom July s, 1900.
the city graded the street in front .and on
tho. side, lowering it in some places as much
as eight feet to the detriment of the prop- :
rrty. left high and dry above the new:
street line.
The annual meeting of the Richmond
Credit Men's Association will be held at the
Business Men's club on February 2 at 7 P.
M. The committee on nominations ha?
named the following officers for the year,
though other nominations car. be made at
the meeting: President, John S. Hanvootl;
Vice-Presiden t. O. J. Sands; Treasurer,
George B. Wilson. Executive Committee?
John Laridstreet. I.eon Wa&lorstcln, \V. R.
Rroddus. .lohn C. Freeman and Thomas D.
Stokes. Colonel Jo Lane Stern is secretary'.
Stockholders of the Virginia State Insur?
ance Company at the annual meeting hold
yesterday afternoon re-elected the old offi?
cers as follows: President, Judge George L.
Christian; Vice-President and Secretary.
Robert I.ecky. Jr.; Treasurer, W. R. Miller.
Board of Dirert.-?rs-Judge George j,. Chris?
tian. Hoben l.ecky. Jr., S. II. Ilawes, John
S. Ellett, If, W, Pountree, Fritz Sitterding,
J. D. Caracal, N. K. Ahcarrow, J. M. Four
Rabbi Bernstein. Visiting Here.
Tho Rev. Loafs Rernsteln. of St. Joseph,
Mo., wll-' arrive in the clly to-day to spend
a few days with his friends. Rabhi Bern?
stein, then a student at the Hebrew Union
College at Cincinnati, supplied the pulpit at
Reth Ahabah several years ago during the
absence of Dr. Oaliseh In Europe. His con?
gregation at St. Joseph) under his ministry,
has recently built a new and very handsome
Goch to Attend Funeral.
!>r. N. Thomas Ennett, of this city,
has gone to Cedar Point. N. C, to'at?
tend the funeral of his sister, Miss
Elizabeth Wilder Knnett.
Unemployed money at home is a risk
of theft or fire and a temptation to
easy spending. Bring it to us and let it I
cam 3 per rent, compound interest.
1117 East Main Street.
Supreme Court Commends Car
mack Amendment to Com?
merce Law.
Negro Wlio Flogged Child to
Death Denied New Trial.
Other Decisions.
In two cases decided yesterday by
the Supreme Court of Appeals of Vir?
ginia the validity of the Carmack
amendment to the interstate commerce
law is not only upheld, but in addi?
tion its provisions are specifically ap?
proved. Judge James Keith, voicing
the opinion of tlte court in the case
of the Norfolk and Western Railway
Cohipainy against the Dixie Tobacco
Company; after quoting the decision of
the United .states Supreme Court in
a recent case, as delivered by Justice
L?rton. says: "We are toot only of
the opinion that the provision in ques?
tion is constitutional, but that, it is a
most wise and salutary law."
The Dixie Tobacco Company sued
the Norfolk and Western for $60.02 for
damages to a shipment of tobacco con?
signed to a point Un Texas. A Justice
of the peace gave it a judgment, which
was appealed to the Circuit Court of
Bedford county, where a jury also
gave a verdict for the amount asked.
" The amount was too small to admit
of jurisdiction in the Supreme Court,
but the railway company claimed that
the constitutionality of what Is known
as the Carmack amendment, which
makes the Initial carrier liable for a
shipment, was involved. The lower
court, was affirmed.
Shipment \Va? Lost.
In the other suit partly involving
the same contention, the court reversed
the decision of the circuit Court of
Wise county C. F. Fla nary ?fc Com?
pany had sued the Old Dominion
Steamship Company and two railways
for damages for los* of a shipment of
goods from New York. The jury de?
cided that the goods were never de?
livered to the Norfolk and Western by
tiie steamship company.
Judge Keith, delivering tho opinion
of the court, rcTers to the Carmack
amendment as being a just law, and
therefore the steamship company 'was
responsible. However, in view of this
fact, the carrier was entitled, the court
says, to be put on notice of the suit
within the specified time of thirty
days. Therefore, the lower court Ss
reversed on Its' decision that the thirty
days began after efforts to lind the
shipments by means of tracers were
Murderer Munt Serve Term.
Johnson, the negro teacher who beat
a small colored girl in his school, in?
flicting Injuries from which site died,
is refused a new trial, nnd must serve
his term of eighteen years in the peni?
tentiary. From the record, the
crime seems to have been peculiarly
atrocious. The case came from West?
moreland county.
Mary Thompson, the child, was seven
years old. She. with her nlne-year
old brother, were kept in the school
after the other pupils were sent out.
Then the boy was dismissed, but, he
testified, he watched further proceed?
ings through a crack in the wall?. Ho
said that the teacher heat the child
viciously with a large stick.
Judge George M. Harrison, in tho
opinion, rules for the court that there
is no rule requiring a Commonwealth's
attorney to make an opening state?
ment; that while testimony as to
previous whippings should have been
ruled out. it was not material: that
the physicians gave competent evi?
dence as to the cause of the Injuries,
and that the court was the Judge as
to the competency of the testimonv of
the little boy.
City Win* Tax Cnae.
The court dismissed the writ or error
in the case of Cohen & Winston, re?
ceivers, against Walford. collector, as
having been ipr.ovidentiy awarded.
The' case Involved the collection of
taxes for the city of Richmond amount?
ing to ?28n. As this was less than
the required amount of $300. the. Su?
preme Court was without jurisdiction.
Neither the right to levy the tax, nor
the constitutionality of the law, it
is held, is in question.
Judge John A. Buchanan, who de?
livered the court's opinion in the case
of Reid's administrator against Wind?
sor and others, he-Id that the fact that
an estate of a decedent Is not suffi?
cient to pay lt;< debts, is no reason why
n personal representative should not
defend the estate in a trial or an ap?
pellate court against claims which ho
believes or Is advised the estate is not
liable for. The suit comes up from the
Circuit Court of Prnce William countv,
which is affirmed.
Asked niiunlnfinl.
Luther H. McMillan, one of the ap?
pellees, moved that the appeal be dis?
missed because it was premature. The
decree continued the report, of a com?
missioner as to the llabilties of the
estate. Other claims filed, says the
court, would not prevent a partv from
appealing whose rights were "preju?
diced by the decree of confirmation.
H. W. Reid, the deceased, and Luther
H. McMillan had jointly executed a
note to the latter for $f> 26S. giving as
security r.oo shares of the stock of the
Plaza Hotel Company, of Washington.
This claim was pronounced valid bv
the commissioner as to Reid's half lh
favor of McMillan. The court holds
that when a note is payable to the
maker, or one of two or more makers,
Is negotiable, and is indorsed, it is
available as security at law in tho
hands of indorsees, who may sue on it.
Rehearing* Refused.
Rehoarlngs were refused by the
court in the following cases:
Beury and others against Davis, from
the Circuit Court of Alloghanv county;
Portsmouth Cotton Oil Refining Cor?
poration against Oliver Refining Com?
pany, from tiie Circuit Court of Nor?
folk county; Atlantic Trust and Deposit
Company ag*tnst Union Title and
Trust Corporation, from the Law and
Chancery Court of tho city of Norfolk
Pond's administratrix against the Nor?
folk and Western Railway Company.
Court will adjourn to-day, as there
is but one mote case to be heard after
one in which argument was begun yes?
terday. Tho adjournment will he to
ubout March 1.
Following were yesterday's proceed?
Pcrsinger and others against Amer?
ican Finance Corporation; continued.
Bradley, trustee, against Patterson
and others; argued by Samuel A. An?
derson and H, W. Anderson Apr the
plaintiff In error and by John P. Lee
and S. Hamilton Graves for the de?
fendant in error, and submitted.
Southern Railway Company against
J. Is. Mosby; partly argued by Eppa
Ilunton for the plaintiff In error and
by L. O. Wendenburg for the defendant
In error, and continued to to-day.
Next case to bo called: Cassel man &
Brown against Blalas.
Post-Office Employe Dies 8oou After Beins
Sent to Ills Home.
William A. Johnson, colored a olerk in the
city division of the porst-offIce, was atrlcken
with paralysis yesterday morning at 8:20
o'clock and fell at his desk. He was hur?
ried to his homo, 535 North Second Street,
where he died n few minutes Inter.
Johnson onco before sustained a stroke
uhCe nt work. He was about forty-live
years old nnd a well known colored citizen.
He taught school In Henrieo county before
enterins the postal service.
He waa looked upon as one of the most
efficient clerks of the local offioe.
Men of Experience
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 triat sold up to $28.
I Gans-Rady Company j
Miss India Carroll, of 8 East
Clay Street, Killed by Dr.
Hundley's Motor Car.
Several people, Including those -with
whom she boarded at 8 East Clay
Street, yesterday Identified the body
of the aged woman killed Wednesday
evening by the automobile of Dr. G
Tyler Hundley as Miss India Carroll.
She had been employed In the bag de
I pnrtmcint of the Virginia-Carolina
I Chemical Company, and was about i
hslxty-fiye years of age. As far as
! could bo found out yesterday she had
i no relatives in this city. It is under?
stood that she had a nephew. Charles
! T. Carroll, living in Montlcollo, Fla.'
I He was notified by telegraph yester- ]
I day, but no reply has been received,
j The body lies at an undertaking es?
tablishment. Coroner Taylor has called
u jury, and will hold the inquest this !
morning at 10 o'clock.
.Mrs. Robert Inge, of 1416 North
Twenty-first Street, yesterday after?
noon notified the police that she had
been named In the will of Miss Car?
roll as her beneficiary. Miss Car?
roll carried two policies oln her life,
both amounting to about $350, which
Mrs. Inge is said to have kept tip.
Otherwise her property amounts to
'practically nothing. She came to the
eity about six years ago, and has lived
u very secluded life. She was first a
roomer in the house which was then
held by II. .1. Clarke. When he moved
to another part of the city she re?
tained her room with the present ten
! nan?. Eafinest llarris,
Mrs. Inge appeared in the clerk's
office of the Chancery Court yesterday
J afternoon, but owing to the absence of i
Judge Orlnnan the will could not be
j recorded. She will return this morn- j
j ing and qualify.
In the Police Court yesterday morn- |
ing the charges against Dr. Hundley i
were continued until next Tuesday. He
was balled Wednesday night iti the
sum of 51."00. 1
Hr. H. Franklin Bryan. pastor of
Immanuel Baptist Church, said la^t
night that Miss Carroll was a faithful
member of his congregation; and that
she gave liberally, considering her
financial condition, to the church.
Woman's Jubilee of Foreign Mission*.
The prayer nnd praise service of the Bap?
tist women. Which will be hold In connec?
tion wtth tbo celebration of the juhlier of
organized woman's work for foreign mis-'
Hons, will take plac<> this morning at 11
o'clock at Oracc .Street Baptist Church. Mrs.
D. Mi RamsTy presiding. Mrs. Ramsay will
be assisted by Mrs R. J. Wt'Unghnm. Mrs. 1
I \V. It. .Smith tmd others. It Is request'''!
I that all Baptist women attend.
Street Committee to Meet.
The Council Committee on Streets will j
j meet to-night at S o'clock with n lengthy
idocket In prospect. An opinion is expected
I from the City Attorney as to the method: of
j procedure unrlor the new net for assessment ;
I of property by reason of damage by chang- !
} ing the grade of any streat or alley. Fo far
no work lias been assigned by the ''ounoll |
j to Assessor A. C. Barman, who was appoint-j
ed assessor more than a month ago. 1
Cheeking Fp roit-OITlre.
i S'-'vnn inspectors yesterdav concluded a
regular bxamlhtatlan of the Rlrhmond post- !
office, checking up all divisions. The in- '
ssectors hero were .T. R. Robinson. John W. !
ICoons, I,. H. Mitchell; If. M. M?sby, II. A. i
Rarhour. <"h.-i rle-s It, gaffe!, V. K. Albcrtl and j
Russell P. AP.en, assistant superintendent |
I division of registered mails.
Mnrrlage I.irense.
A marriage license was Issued jn the
clerk's office of the Hustings f'ourt yester?
day to Neville Rlakemore and Miss .Susie B.
Foster. The ceremony will be performed to?
Easlcy Sent to Jail.
John Kasley, colored, was fined IS and
costs nnd sent to Jail for thirty days by
Magistrate T. J. Puryear yesterday on a
charge of stealing plumbing from a vacant
If Harbor Is Deepened to 23
Feet Cost to City Will Be
In a written statement to the Coun?
cil Committee on Finance last night
City Engineer Boiling reported that
were it planned to dredge in front of
the new city wharf to the ultimato
depth of the proposed government chau
ned "2 feet below low water, thi
total cost would be $25,69?.25. While
his letter did not go Into detail, it
was stated that were the drudging only
to the depth of the present cbahnel,
feet, the cost would not exceyl $7,000,
at contract, while much of the work:
mlgh be done by the city tug. as origi?
nally suggested. Below tho eighteen
foot line there was found much rock.
For the full depth to meet a twenty
two-foot channel Mr. Boiling reported
that It would require the -'Xcavntton of
1.78 1 cubic yards of solid rock, and
T..DQ7 cubic yards of loose rock, gravel
and other material.
.Several firms had declined to mako
an estimate, the only one received be?
ing that of the I?. Sandford Bof* Com?
pany, now doinK government work in
.lames River, which bid on removing
rock 111.50 per cubic yard, and loose
material at "i ."> cents per cubic yard,
making a total r>t $26,69$.25.
Mr. Bradley, of the committee, said
I he saw *io U3C at this time in dredg?
ing to twenty-two feet, tho depth
! which the government ultimately pro
j poses ns the harbor for Richmond. as
the city has no assurance whatever as
to when the government will complete
that work, and meanwhile if the bot?
tom beside the wharf is dredged, lower
than the channel. It will Inevitably fill
up with mud at the first fieshet. Tho
wharf matter will be gone Into nest
i Tuesday nicht, when the Jainer. River
I Improvement Committee presents Its
budget of wants for the coming year.
To Try- Roy To-Buy.
tVltlle High, a negro boy, will be tried la
Ifehrlco county this morning on a charge of
fOealltiK t-oa; from the Chesapeake and Ohio
Mr. Mnmmhrr Improving.
R K. Mncombor, who has been quite 111,
!a Improving, though ho Is unable to sit up
more than a few hours a day.
Death* In Gotdsriioro.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Goldsboro, N. C. January 26.?The
death of Rev. Bushrpd W. Nash, oc?
curred at his home in this city after a,
slow decline this morning at 1:30
o'clock. Mr. Nash was born in West?
moreland county, Va.. on MnScl) 24,
: 1S31. lie was a great student and forco
I ful speaker, was a follower of Spur
j gcon's faith, known as the Uriioh Bap
i tlst. in which church he had been an
! officiating minister from his early man?
hood, and was for years trrC e:dlt/>r of
the dfllcial organ of that church in this
News reached the city to-night an?
nouncing the death of Owen Hollings?
w?rth, a noted Confederate soldier,
this morning, at his home, in Grantham
Thomas A. Stanton. Jr.. died at the
home of his parents this morning, after
a lingering illness of pneumonia.
.Mr*. Snrnh B. Johnson.
Jetersvillc, Va., January 26.?Mr?,
Sarah Booker Johnson; eighty years
of nge. died Wednesday night at thia
residence of her son-in-law, George
Rowlett, near Chula. The interment
Will be tit her old hntiie. Deatonville,
Amelia cottnty, Friday afternoon. Rlro
is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
George Rowlett and Mrs. Eugene Smith.
CJThe Clearing House Asso?
ciation of Richmond has fixed
the business hours of the
banks of the city from 9
a. m. to 2 p. m., to take ef?
fect February 1, 1911
(except on Saturdays, when
the hours will be as here
- tofore, from 9 a. m. to 12 m.)
This action of the Clearing
House has been approved
by the boards of directors
of the various banks, and the
patrons of the banks are earn?
estly requested to attend to
all of their banking business
within The hours named.

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