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Laundry Bags, 7Sc
and 98c Values for
On sale this morning one lot <>f Laundry Bags, made of
splendid quality material, full size, in a combination of colors.
These Bags arc worth regularly 75c and 98c. But we'll
sell them special to-day only with any desired >|q
initial stamped free. t:?/C
(Ar Department.)
Man Who Failed to Cany Out
Promise of Marriage Must
Pay $3,250.
Believing the statement of Miss
Fanny Braver, a Richmond girl, to the
effect that Toby Schneider, a tailor of
Patersori, N. j;, hud failed to keep his
twicj-made promise to marry her, a
paterson Jury yesterday awarded her
$3,2T>0 damages against Schneider. This
information was received by Tho
Tljntos-Dispatch yesterday in a special
dispatch from the Now Jersey city, j
The jury was out for one hour.
It was further stated that the young j
woman was her own best witness, tell- ;
lug of her life in Richmond; with her
parents, at 223 South Second Street: of
going to New York, where she became
engaged to Schneider, who wns work?
ing there, and of returning to Rich?
mond, where she prepared her trous?
seau. Then she received a letter, slid
f.?Id, from Schneider, In which he told
her he could not marry her because be
had another sweetheart She told of
Schenider's visit to her home In Rich?
mond, where her family had given ?
reception, and h< r prospective husband
w;i> Introduced to live friends of the
Pound Iltin Married.
Becoming suspicious that till was not
as it should be, Miss Braver went to
Paterson a few days after receiving
her last note from Schneider, and found
that ho had married the day before.
Site sued for $10,000 for breach of
pre misc.
Schneider told in court that the last
lima he had called on Miss Braver he
was roundly scolded for extravaganco;|
that he wrote to he,- once after their
disagreement, and when she failed to|
answer, he considered himself free to i
mp.rry a Paterson girl, which he did. \
i Miss Brave: has a .-ister. Miss Mo'llie
Braver, and a father and mother, Mr.
find Mrs. Solomon Braver, living In this
city, near the corner of Eighth and!
Marshall streets.
Jewelry Thief <,>t- Three Years_Negro
Glveii Twenty for Itntisehronkiiui.
Edward Murphy, white; indicted for rob- ]
eery, pleaded 'Viillty a rhin^.- of grand '
larceny in (lie Hastings Court yesterday nnd
w? sentenced to throe year* hi the peniten?
tiary. He robbed \v. Clifford Hill ,,f nearly!
J7(v' worth of Jewelry.
Wall?:r Jenkins, colored, wns acquitted by
the Jur\ ef the < imrco of earbrcakihg, hut
the court was not absolutely convinced of
ihr man's Innocence, and be was placed un?
der fSCO security for six monlhs. lie wont to
jail iu default.
Charles Smith was admitted of the charge
of m.iii -loin wounding:.
B. C. Turnbpnrd, alias George Bland, col?
ored, Indicted on ihioe charges of house- '
breaking, pleaded guilty to the llrst and
was sentenced t<, ton year? in the peniten?
tiary. On the second chrirge, In which ho
was jointly Indh u d with Henry Green; he
pleaded guilty, and ?<>t len years more,
O'reeti being acquitted. The third charge
was nolle pressed.
Annual Session of nichinnud liar Association
Officer* will be eleeti-d t-.r tlie coming year
at ijif- annual meeting iif the Richmond Bar
Association, which will be bold at tin1 Com?
monwealth Club at )? 30 to-night. A full at?
tendance Is expected. A banquet will be
served follow tut- the businea? meeting)
Several addr* f5.es will bi ihadc Informally
by leading members ol the ie.-a! liar.
Gifts for Brides
Sterling Silverware always ah appro1
priate and acceptable wedding gift.
Schwarzschild Brothers,
Corner Broad and Second Streets.
1.1 I.IPSE 1. M \ OH V.
i dozen llett\.-i Gold IM 11 ted *3>CIr>
S \l i: n PINS .
"Worth three times the price. Mall
orders. Stamp.-, or coin.
>lcy? f-lersi,
All! HnM Mnln, - - Rlclitnoiid, Vn.
Day and Night.
Madison 46 Day.
Madison 48 Night.
Call for the "Alto."
Judge Waddill Decides to Name
Master to Settle Owner- !
ship of Ritual.
After two days' argument in the
United Stau-s District Court, the point
at issue between the warring factions
of tlio Improved Benevolent an.l Pro?
tective Oriler of Elks, the colored secret1
organization, lias narrowed itself down
to the question of the ownership of
the copyright of the ritual.
Judge Edmund Waddill, Jr.. yester?
day determined to set aside an order
i.-sued December I'JIO, based lipon
an arbitration agreement, whereby tin
copyright was decreed to belong to
B. P. Howard, and in which certain!
arbitrators were named, with a view of I
settling and determining all rights
between the parties. Upon Interven?
tion of members of the order, he ,ii- i
reeled a reference to a master, to re?
port upon the ownership of the copy?
right in question.
Colored Lnnyrrs Talk.
Headed by II. A. Patterson, colored,
of Washington, and olles B. Jackson,
colored, of Bl< hniond, a half dozen
negro lawyers argued the case before
Judge Waddill. The proceedings were
frequently interrupted by tilts bet ween
Because the affairs of the order ait
now in the hands of the court, one of
the attorneys pronounced Judge Wad?
dill to be the Grand Exalted Ruler. '<
A master to determine the owner- '
ship of the copyright will be named i
shortly by the court.
Stockholder* Meet and Re-Blc<l former
Officers. i
Closing tvhnt President Joseph Bi Wlllard,;
of the .leffertxin Botel Company, showed to
have been a prosperous year, the stockhold- !
er? i! that corporailea hohl their annual |
meeting yesterday. Captain Wlllard. who Is
just i>a< It from Europe, presided.
All of the former officers and directors:
were re-elected a? follows; Joseph E WI1- ,
I a ril, president; Jonathan Bryan, vice-presi?
dent: ?. .1. .Sands, treasurer; < >. l\ WoUlgeiV'
secretary; Directors .1. 13. Wlllaid. Jbna;
ihhn Bryan, A. F Barrls, Jr., 13 <;. Leigh,
Jr.. Coloman Worthan?; T. C Williams, JrV,
13. Baab, V. B. Mayo. H. U Lowchberg.
Post or I lrst t'liltariun Church Indiicted Into
With appropriate ceremonies Hev. Alexan?
der T; Bowser whs Installed Tuesday night
as pastor of the Klrsi Unitarian Church.
Rev. Samuel A. Eliot; president o* ihe
American t'nitariah Association ami a Hdn
of Charles \Y. Klloi, former president of
Harvard University, delivered the rharge to
the minister an.l congregation. The new
pastor was welcomed lo Richmond by David
iR. Wils in. prcsidont of the local t'nitarian
Society/ The Installation sermon was
preached by P.ev. Alfred Bodman Busscy,
Of Baltimore. Mtl.
1 Town of Salem A*ks Railway* t<> Provide
i Argument whs heard briefly before the
' state Corporation Commission yesterda> on
'the application of the town of Saletn tliik.t
the Norfolk and Western and Virginian
Railroad* be required m provide niul operate
certain connecting tracks for the benefit and
; us. of sblppers;
\ Attcirnev Lopam of Salem; appeared for
i the petitioner^ bilden B. Socke represented
I the Norfolk und Western, and the Virginian
I did not appear by counsel. The commission
took lb- petition under Consideration.
Leath Manager Disappointed
Over Cancellation of
"Easiest Way."
No Action by Commissioners.
Patrolmen Acquitted of
Voicing bi? grievance and disa.p- |
poihtmeht at tlie canceling o? the en?
gagement of "The Easiest Way" at j
the Academy of Music. Orcanor Noal.
mann gee of the Leath circuit of thea- J
ires and one of Its principal stock?
holders, last night appeared before the |
Board of Police Commissioners and
pleaded Ihn? the police authority ex?
ercise Itself in a more broad-mind.id
way where drama is concerned.
The Board of Police Commissioner?
holds its session in secret, but it was '?
stated oh the outside that Mr. Ncal
had appeared before the wrong authori?
ties in making his pica. Me had little
j to say. and there was no romiy, 116
I asked simply thai the police powers
be a little b>>s harsh in their censor?
ship of plays coming to itlchthond, and
cited the fact that Performances to
which permission to appear has been j
refused in Richmond have been allowed
to show in other cities, without ex?
citing the moral censure which has
been exercised in this efty.
SlIVH i'ulille KlKMVH,
He pleaded for the open hous.->, argu?
ing that the public gets only what It
wants, and that the criticism of tho
public is sufllcient, without the exorcise
of police prerogative.
The commissioners listened to nils
argument without giving decision, be?
cause, as it was stated afterwards, they
had no authority in the natter.
Mayor Itichardsoh was present as
?? hair mian ox-olllclo of the board, lie
offered no reply, no remark. After
making his appeal Mr. Neal left tho
hall. l( is regarded as probable that
he will carry the matter further.
There was much business before the
board last night, and adjournment was
not had until after midnight.
Policehien Acquitted.
Tho principal enso which came up
was the complaint of Thomas Jcffer
I son Moody, who reported Policemen \Y.
i A. Toot and 0. p. Smith for going be?
yond their authority in arresting him
for selling cartridges to minors. Both
sides were heard to the fullest extent,
und the two o Ulcers were honorably
lacMUitteci; As is not usual, the de?
cision of the hohrd was announced to
them before they left tho room.
Ofllcer Toot pleaded guilt v to a
charge of railing to report through the
telephone system, and was fined $20
i OUlcer W. II. palmer was lined $10
for using disrespectful language to?
wards Iiis captain.
Iteprt'MMitiillvrM Nit med from Virginia hi
I Grand Camp Meeting.
! The following delegates and alternates
hnvc Uee'ii named by Grand Commander \\il
! liitm C. Whittle, of tin- Virginia Division,
jl iiitcii Confederate Veterans, to the annual
? I.union to he held in Utile Pock, Ark., r.ext
; May:
I Delegates?Governor Mann. Major Mlcajnli
Woods, Harry Wooding, Colonel Thomas
Smith. William ||. Stewart, David A. Brown
Jr.. T S. Heckwlth. Bdytl M. Smith.
, Alternates -Colonel B. I.. Farinholt, .1. Og
i den Murray, Maryus Junes, .lodge Samuel \V.
j Williams, a. .-!. i-iair. John T. Cnllaghan,
, Byrd Anderson and Cary Breckehrldge.
Itilllcer of Irntj I'.nglnrpr Vessel
Itroppjii to Itlcliutond.
J ('amain Oscar W. Ferguson, skipper
? if lhi-> Matchless, of the fleet of the
! United States Army Engineering Corps.
j now engaged in a survey of the James
! River, was brought to Itlchthond yes
! terday morning aboard his vessel, and
is now confined in the Retreat for the
Sick, seriously ill. Captain Ferguson
1 is under the care of [ir. [.. W. Staton,
of the united States Public Health ami
? Mi! l ine 11 ost.itrti Service.
Want Tri X CS Kediiccd.
Argument was heard before Judge B. Car
I ler Scott in the City Circuit Court yesterday
I afternoon on the motion made by the Bad
leid Water and Power Company against the
State Corporation Commission for a decrease
In the assessment of taxes, The rase hnd
I no: been fully heard when the court nd
! lourned for the nicht, and will he continued
i to-day.
Ilnpiisi Ministers Moved.
Several chances vOre made yesterday at a
meeting of the clitics and pastors of the
Libyer; Autloeh. Hardy, Central and Four
M lie Creek Baptist churches, which was held
In tho rooms of the Baptist Missionary
Board. Rev. A. J. Aelams, of Antlocb Church;
was transferred to Puver; lie v. J. T. Tucker;
of Mover, was transferred to Four-Mile
Creek It was decided that Mr. Adams will
take up missionary work in the vicinity of
the Carbon Hill coal minis.
Ill n< llospltitl.
Mrs. Frank L. Woolf.dk. of Louisa, is
i ill at the Virginia Hospital.
-:- I
Charged With Stealing Revol
vers, James Is Arrested in
Apparently attempting to eschpo to
Washington or some other Northern
point, William James, colored, was
caught yesterday in r-'jedericksburg
an.1 1 here in id on a charge of smash?
ing a jd?ie glass window in the hard
wur< store of the Watklhs-Cottt ?11
Companj 1L1 - i f. l;; K?st Main Street,
and stealing iribre than f 100 worth
of rcvolycrs.
As sooti a- the report of tlie rob- t
'?? i ? was made to police headquarters j
Detective-Sergeants Wiltshire and
Bailey were assigned to the case They
learned that the negro had fled; and
that he wit's probahlj bound for Wash?
ington. They informed Captain Me-,
Malion of their suspicions, and the
latter telegraphed to Fredcricksbura
and other cities
Und I'lMlnl <m I'crMttn,
Clilbf of police .1. 11, Robertson, <?i
I^redeHcksburg, telegraphed last night
that lie had James under arrest, and
that the prisoner had in his pos.e . s oh
a revolver answering to the descrip?
tion of oho of the lot which was
Detective Wiltshire and others have
recovered most of the revolver.!., lind '
the capture of the negro soon after the
crime Is regarded as one of the utmost
importance. Six of the nine guns stolen
wi re sold or pawned in Richmond, ar 1
they h.'iv.-- beeil rec?vOred. James had
another. It seems, In his possession, lie
is alleged to have- confessed.
Sergeant Wiltshire, who was jhe
principal detective lit the t as.-, will
le?ve for l'i t dcrlokshurg at >.|u
oVlo k this morning, lie will return
with hla prisoner probably thin after?
Richmond Pastor Tendered Pres?
idency of South Carolina
Believing Bev. David M. Ramsay, b. j
!?.. pastor of tlie Grace Street Baptist
Church. t<> be the man to carry out
an educational campaign which has
been planned, the board of trustees
of Greenville (S. C.) College have
elected him president of that institu?
'My election as president of this col?
lege was a great surprise to me," said
I'i. Bamsay last night. "1 was not
aware of the fact until 1 was advised
of the action of the trustees two days
ago. Tlo- offer comes so suddenly I I
cannot now say what course 1 will
School for Girl.?.
Greenville College r a nourishing 1
school for girls. It has recently se?
cured 1100,000 to further its work,
ami in view of this fuel has made the
Richmond tnii.ister the attractive offer.
Dr. Bamsay Is a native of Greenville
county, S <" . and an alumnus of Rich?
mond i'?i!,.^., Up (issumcd charge of
ib.- Gr? . -itreel Church nearly four
years ago, and has gained considerable
prominence here. He has been suc?
cessful in building up his pastorate.
Members of his congregation say
they would feel keenly his loss.
Dr Bdmsa> came to this city from
Charleston, where he was pastor of
the Citadel Square Baptist Church.
MnrrlllKR License.
Mari'n;,? p.ihm.,? weie iinueii ycHtcrdriy in
ihi> BufihtKB Conn wihiani II". (lord on
itml I., mi. p. a... \Ve'?ie> It. Ptlcy and
f.ena ft Itrynolds; William U Kltiott ami
Pearl Rva Mnhon?., and to Iiuidoro Tradkln
end {311 a Elkln.
Mariners Vote to Apply Reading
and Writing Test to All
Body Will Attend Meeting of
Legislature?Secretary Petty
To the end that farmers may be able
to obtain a better and more intelligent
clasa of labor, ami the country In gen
oral benefited by the exclusion of un?
desirable immigrants, the Farmers Ed?
ucational and Co-6p.erutlvb Union ol
Virginia, in annual session here yes?
terday, adopted n resolution favoring
the "reading and writing" test as the
most feasible method of restricting
immigration. This action was recom?
mended by the National Legislative
Committee, which appeared last March
before tho House Committee on Immi?
Following is the (cm of the resolu?
tion adopted:
Whereas, the United States immigra?
tion Commission, after a four years"
Investigation, involving the expendi?
ture of almost $1,000,000. reports that
restriction is demanded by "economic,
moral and social reasons."' and specifi?
cally recommends a rending and writ?
ing test "as the most feasible single
method for excluding undesirable Im?
migration." and suggests also an in?
creased head tax a limitation of num?
bers, a money qualification and other
measures that are law In other coun?
tries, and which have been urged by
the Farmers' Educational and Co-oper?
ative Union of America in national and
State conventions, and
Whereas, the United States is the
only country with any considerable net
foreign immigration; as a result of h?r
feeble immigration laws, and
Would Come South.
Whereas, it is proposed, in order
t.. permit the foreign steamships to j
bring more and to relieve the North?
east of its immigration evils, that the
present enormous annual alien inllux
of over 1,000,003, of whom loss than
15,000 last year were "farmers." be di?
verted and distributed over tho agri?
cultural sections, ami a Federal Di?
vision of Information and Display has
been established for accomplishing
stich purpose; Therefore, be it
Resolved; by the Farmers' Educn- j
t ion til and Co-operative Union of Vir-!
prln la. in State convention assembled,;
this Tib day of February, :it Richmond, j
That we earnestly urge upon Congress
the ?immediate passage of House reso?
lution ir>,-tl3 and such other mea stires
as will give this country sonic stich
protection from undesirable Immigra?
tion as is recommended by the Immi?
gration Commission ami is in force in
other civilized countries, such as Can ?
ad a, Australia and Natal; and bo It
Resolved, That the State secretary
send at once a copy of this resolution
to the entire Virginia congressional
delegation, with the request that it lie
presented to Congress .tad to the Pres?
ident, at Washington, I?. 0.
Striking Growth.
The convention assembled yesterday |
morning with as many delegates pres?
ent as the assembly room of the Flits'
Home could accommodate. The- r?p?rtl
of Secretary If. L Petty was one of|
Hie first read. It showed that during
the one year's life of the* union eighty
one local unions bad been established,
though only twenty-one counties have!
I been organized. The total membership
at the time tho report was drafted
amounted to about S.000. According to
the charter under which the union op?
erates, a charter membership of 5,000
is required.
Having started with no funds at all.
it was shown that there is now a goon
sum to the credit of the organization. 1
Mr. Petty was tendered a rising vote
of thanks on his report, and the ex?
ecutive committee, which previously
passed upon his report, offered a re.so- !
lution commending him on the accu?
rate and efficient manner in which he
conducted the office.
Will Wnteh Legislature.
A legislative committee, consisting;
of D. M. Gannaway and Ceorge T.1
Brldgeforth, of Lttnenburg county, and
A. n. Thorrihill, or Appomattox, was I
appointed to attend the next session
of the Legislature to look after the In-!
tcrests of the farmers;
The report of the tobacco committee'
was placed before the house and called I
forth much discussion. It was finally
laid on the table, and will be acted j
upon to-day.
Tho Union Star, published at Brook
heal, was made the official organ of tho |
The convention ivlll close this af?
ternoon. Besides final action on the
tobacco committees report, the most
important business will be the election
of officers. Although there probably
will be some other candidates, the in?
dications last night were that Presi?
dent D. M. Gannaway would be elected,
but the fight for other offices, it is ex-i
I pected, will he lively. In addition to
the- regular officials; the convention
will elect a State business ascent, State
organizer-lecturer and State sales
More Important Mutters Continued to Future
Da ys.
The ease again?: FHzhugh White, Willie
Cbeatliarn and Amos Dlxon, all colored,
who were arrested by Detective-Sergeant
v. Iltshlrc and Policeman Folkos on suspicion
ol knowing something about the theft of
nearly ? :U) from Mlhaly. Liebermann. .,<
North Seventeenth street, was continued in
the Police Court yesterday morning. Thev
were balled in (Ik- sum of 1300, David Peter?
son going security.
The- case against Christo Oonriinidhls,
charged with running n gambling house at
I?12 Bawt Main street vvna continued to Feb?
ruary 11. He was bailed In the. sum of $300,
Clarence Drown, colored, waK fined $10 on
i charge of Ill-treating a mule, and tho
charte ngahtst him ol stealing 60 cents and
a box of triatiol from the Vnugbnn - Robert -
s..M Drug Company, v. as continued tu Te?
rnary 10.
'the ease against Otis m. Alfrlend, charged
with speed!:.j- | Is automobile and knocking
down Policeman Marker, was continued to
. February K. iin u.i* balled in tho sum of
How Money Flies.
Every one knows when you can
spend it easily. Place your money with
us. Ifs safe and draws .1 per cent,
compound interest.
iU7 liasl Main Street.
' r. v ? ?
Bank Cashier Shunts and Criti?
cally Wounds Intimate
Injured Young Man, Returning
From Call, Was Mistaken
for Footpad.
Mistaking: his friend, Guy Bruce, for
a footpad, F, II* Kauft man, cashier of
tho Bank of Mchcrrtn, shot and se?
riously wounded the yquhg man Tues?
day night: A bullet wound through
the lung, above the heart, was in?
dicted. Mr. Bruce was brought to the
Memorial Hospital, in this city, and
was reported early this morning to
have an even chance for recovery.
From all accounts, the shooting was
purely a mistake. Kauffman had closed
(he doors of the banking house about
11 Pi Mi, after working overtime; when
he noticed a man approach.
Horrible Mistake.
'Die figure passed a building and
? crossed the street towards the bank.
1 As the young cashier started home
I ward the man came towards him.
When within a fe w yards of the latter
he stopped. Neither spoke. The sup?
posed unknown man attempted to leap
over a mud puddle, when Mr. Kauff
} man leveled his revolver and tired. The
I man, i\ ho proved to he Mr. Bruce,
? staggered and fell. Mr. Kauffman
I hurried for a physician, and the hall
; was extracted. The wounded man was
brought to Richmond an soon as pos?
j It later developed that Mr. Bruce
? bad been calling some distance from
I Meherrlh. and was returning when the
shoot inj; took place.
Mr. Kauffman I- a dose friend of the
young man, and was deeply affected
over the tragedy. lie was especially
alert because of the recent robbery
j of the post-otflce at Victoria.
I Both men are well known and poptU
i lar in Meherrln. Mr. Bruce Is in the
j employ of M. Gee.
! Mad- ami federal Health Authorities Co?
operating to Insure Sanitary Supply.
Assistant state Health Commlsionor ?. w.
Ki ? ? man has L it for the Pot?tnai Rlvei ami
? the Northern N6ck to co-operate with rvp
I lesentatlvi s of the United States Public
1 Health and .Marine Hospital Service in an
[Inspection of the oyster beds of that section.
I The state Hea'th Deportment In taking
I up this uoik is carrying out n policy adopt.
; ed two years aso. and Is striving to aid the
oyster Industry by n careful Inspection of i
all oyster rocks from which bivalves are
sent to market, The department, according j
to Commissioner Williams, has found that |
litany false report.* regarding the condition
of the Industry have been circulated, and !
; while promptly ordering the abandonment of '
all unsanitary o>ster r?chst, has been able'
to give certificates of Inspection to it vast |
I majority of the tonerrs of the State. "Vlr
glnla oysters are unexcelled," declared Com
Imlsslnncr Williams yesterday, "'and we aro
[co-operating with the Federal authorities
!ln protecting the Industry against mlsrcpre.
scntation and against the activities ol a few
imen who are- sending unsanitary oysters to
I the market."
j Son of Genera! Nelson A. Mil en As
siuned tu Duty in Vlrulnia.
i An order from the United States
i War Department was received yester
dav at the office of Adjutant-General
I Sale announcing the appointment of
First bieuteharii Sherman Miles, of ;
i the Third Artillery, a son of General
Nelson A. Miles. I'. S. A., retired, lo
I inspect the field artillery of Virginia
and the District of Columbia.
Battalion headquarters and Battery
A, Richmond Howitzers, will be In?
spected on March S. and on the fol?
lowing day he will inspect Battery B.
in Norfolk. The Portsmouth battery
will he visited March 1 a. Captain
Brooke Payne hail been assigned
to this inspection duty. but his
orders were changed, and Lieutenant
Miles substituted.
Committee on Belief of the Tonr
Called for To-Nlght.
The Council Committee on Relief of
I the Poor will meet to-night at S
I o'clock to take action on the rccom
i mendatfon of the visiting medical staff
fas to the removal of the head nurse
I of the Citv Home Hospital, Miss Mar
. garet T. Variable. It Is stated that on
) account of her health Miss Vcnable
' ha- been absent from the institution
1 for long periods, and the physicians i
i desire that another la; placed In
! charge. The present head nurse lias
Several friends on the committee, who!
I niay insist that she* be retained In I
i office.
Hrlngs Nicholas Back.
I .lames Nicholas, nlln? James Cabell; col
I ored, indicted here for the murder In June.
1 1909, of Edward Evans, was brought back
from Wheeling, W. V'n.. Tuesday night.
Evans wan shot to death in a West Broad
I Street pool-room. Policeman Tanner learned
' the whereabouts of Nicholas anil was sent to
j West Virginia to hrlng the nes;ro hack. The
Mntter Is nllogr-d to have confessed.
Makes Desperate Attempt After
Being Sentenced to Long
Term in Prison.
E. C. T?rnboard, alias George Bland,
one of tiie most desperate negro crim?
inals witii whom the police have hail to
deal, made an unsuccessful attempt
yesterday afternoon to get away from
Paul La Touche, otic of the deputy city
sergeants. He hail been sentenced to
twenty years In the penitentiary for
hou3ebrcnking, and was being escorted
to jail l?y the odic r when he made his
effori to escape.
Just as the party?there were three
prisoners?arrived in front of the City
Jail. Turnbort rd wrested himself free
from the handcuffs which tied him to
Walter Jenkins, another prisoner, and
made for Shockoe Crook.
KlreM To? Sbiitu,
La Touche called to a deputy In the
jail, who look charge of the remaining
two prisoners, and then started in pur?
suit, lie fired twice at the fleeing ti^:
uro, each shot meant to kill. Ho
would have IIred a third lime, except
that his perspective Included a bouse,
in which some innocent person might
have been killed
But lie kept up the chase for half a
mile, the negro taking a course under
the railroad viaduct from the Seven?
teenth Street bottom. La Touche
gained so rapidly that the negro turned
at buy. He was cowed by the revolv?
er, and surrendered without further
ado; He win taken to jail, where irons
were riveted around his wrists, milk?
ing further attempt at escape hopeless,
The news of tho attempted escape
was at once telephoned to the City
Hall, and First Deputy John E. Eppes
and Deputy Pat Howls: went out on the
chase, each taking a different course.
But tiie negro |>ad been caught before
they had gone very far.
Itiillleder rn*e lull? Heard nnd Submitted
After Argument.
Having failed to reach an agreement aftei
being put several hours yesterday; the jury
In the City Circuit Court, which has heard
the damage suit of Mrs Susan f. Roh U der
ngalnst the Virginia Hallway and Power
Company, was adjourned over last night to
10 o'clock this morning. wh?n another effort
will be made to roach a verdict.
The case has been on trial since Monday
morning. John A Lamb appeared for Mrs.
Ilolileder ami A. R. fSulgon and Thomas p.
Bryaii for the car company. Mrs. Rbhlcder
oh the witness- stand assorted that she had
hoareled a car, and that after she entered
the door the car,started forward violently,
throwing her fr bin bei' feet and breaking
an arm. She risk's $15,000
The case went to the jury at 1 o'clock
and was briefly considered before a r<.tn
wus allowed for dinner, after whlrh the
jury remained In its room until nearly 7
o'clock lest evening without reaching a con?
Young Couple Kepi Colon from Friends for
Ten Months.
Secretly married in Richmond nearly ten
months ago, James Howard Cot man, a pros?
perous young farmer of llenrlco county, and
Mlsa Ellzn nidgely, daughter of Mrs. M, J.
Rldgely, of 716 North Twenty-fifth Street,
did not announce their wedding to their
friends until a few days ago. They obtain?
ed a marriage license and were made- man
anil wife on April II. lfOO.
No one was aware of the fRct until Mr.
Cot man called for his bride the other day.
Since that time both have been busy telling
many Surprised friends of the clandestine
Mr. and Mrs-. Cotman will be found at
home. Nim-.Mile Head and Thlrty-flrat
Couple Passed Through Richmond Early
Yesterday Morning.
Lord and Lady Declrs. who were married
in New York on Tuesday, passed through
Richmond at S o'clock yesterday morning
on their way to Jekyl Island. C.eor^'.T.
whero the first part of their honeymoon will
be spent. The Gould private car. "Ata
lantn," was transferred at the Byrd Street
Station to the Atlantic Const Line train, and
proceeded on the way South.
Neither the L'ngllsh nobleman nor his
bride, who wnB Miss Heien Vivien Gould,
nor any servant, apnor.rrd at the car doors
or windows.
Trenmirer Price III.
City Treasurer James B. Face Is seriously
ill at his home. 1111".- Grove Avenue. \\bile
prnbablv not In a dangerous condition, Mr.
Pace's friends are n"ile apprehensive.
Fire-Fighters at Prison Subdue
Flames and Little Damage
Is Done.
Slight damage was done In 'lie old
administration building at the Stato
Penitentiary yesterday, when the floor
on the second story caught (ire and a
large hole was burned through to the
room below. The (lames were discov?
ered before they gained much headway,
and the penitentiary fire fighting force
soon had them under control. No alarm
was turned in to the city department.
It is supposed that the lire was caused
from coal rolling out of the grate.
The room in which the tire recurred
is used as an assembly hall for the
guards; and the oflice of Assistant Su
P tu-hit eminent F. A. Lamb Is directly
below. It uas after the tiro had eaten
through the Door that it was discov?
This building is to he pulled down in
March and the now dining room will
be erected on the site. Funds for Urn
purpose will not he available until
that time Temporary repairs will be
made in the meantime* and I he house
will be used for its present purposes
until the work of razing It begins. The
building is removed from the convict
quarters, so there was no dunger of
[ panic or Btampodo. ,
Chamber Committee Defers Ac?
tion on Proposition to
Next Meeting.
The municipal committee of the
Chamber of Commerce at a meeting
yesterday afternoon, deferred the ques?
tion of music: in the parks to the next
meeting of iho committee for dual con?
sideration. Major L. T. Price, of the
First Virginia Regiment, appeared be?
fore the committee.
The Council has already passed fav?
orably on the ordinance appropriat?
ing $4,000 for this purpose, and it
comes before the Board of .Aldermen
next Tuesday for concurrence. A band
of musicians has been gotten together
and will be enlisted in the First Regi?
ment if the ordinance passes both
branches. Besides playing in Che parks
they will be at the city's disposal for
public functions.
Revision in the operation of play?
grounds according to an act of tho last
Legislature, was reported favorably to
the board of directors for indorsement.
Will Hear Patent Case.
Judge Rdmtind Wnddlll. Jr., in the United
State? circuit Court, yesterday net nnldn
April l iiH a. day for hearing the cas? of
Herbert I.. Blldreth, of Boston, ngainst the
lt. II. KardcHty Company, candy manufac?
turers, of Richmond. Tins litigation. Is tho
outgrowth of an alleged Infringement on a
ipatent candy-pulling machine.
Very SmaSS and Very Large Men
Can be fitted in both Suits and Overcoats in this
It will pay you to buy for next season.
Annual Meeting in Progress*
Officers to Be Elected
The fourth convention of the Vir?
ginia anil North Carolina Retail Im?
plement. Machinery and Vehicle Deal?
ers* Association began yesterday In
tin- assembly hall of Murphy's Hotel
at 1:30 o'clock. Dr. 11. D. C. Maclach
lan offered proyer, and Mayor Rich?
ardson delivered the address ot" wel?
come, in which Jie felicitated tho mem?
bers assembled for the progress mado,
and expressed his high regard for the
state North Carolina.
The meeting' yesterday was largelj
j preliminary. The minutes of the meet
j lug held In Norfolk last year wer'; read
I by Secretary H. i'. Stevens, and ap
'vprovod. President J. W, May, of Alex?
andria; presented his annual report,
which caused considerable discussion.
A paper prepared by John Slaughter,
of Goldaboro, N. C. on "Clerk Manage?
ment," was read by the secretary be?
cause of Mr. Slaughter's absence.
Chonnr tifllccr? To-Djij.
A committee on revolutions, of which
Horace L Smith, of Petersburg, i.i
I chairman, was appointed, and will re?
port to-day. Election of officers will
also be held to-day.
j bast night tae more than fifty dele
j gates were entertained at a box party
at the Rljou Theatre. To-night, after
two business meetings, which will oc
cupy tin attention of the body during
j day. a banquet will tak" place in
the main dining room of Murphy's.
Tb.? keynote of the convention is
prosperity. That farmers are making
larger and better crops and are get?
ting better prices for what they ar<i
raising, was the report made t,y a vast
majority -if the delegates. Farm ma?
chinery, which until recent times was
looked upon as too much of an inno?
vation by the farmers, Is now being
purchased. All labor-having device.,
I are welcomed by the rural Inhabitants
I and tillers of thd Boll.
To IlitiMjuct Tn-.Mjrlst.
I All business of the organization will
j be concluded to-day, after which tho
I members will proceed to gather stiert
] Information as the city of Richmond
: affords. The banquet to-night will bo
largely attended; and speeches will bo
I made by some of the more prominent
I men Identified with the trade.
it Is hoped that the present conven?
tion will establish a precedont so Car
as the good relations between the man?
ufacturers and retailers is concerned;
Ahead:, much of value has been ob?
tained by the delegates present, and
ihe concluding session to-day 13 ex?
pected to add both to the sum total of
Information received and to the good
? etween the mom
relations exist in;
Following is a list of Hie officers of
the organization:
J, \V. May. president, Alexandria,
Va ?? B. To.id. first vice-president.
Norfolk; Va.: John Slaughter, second
j vIco-preKideht, Goldsboro, N. C; K. C.
Tarter, third vice-president; Rural P.c-i
tnat. Va.; Hatty p. Stevens, secre?
tary-treasurer, Smithfleld, N. C. Dl?
rectors?H. L Smith, Petersburg, Va.;
V.'. T. Pace. Franklin, Va.; Goorg-c B.
Todd, Norfolk. Va.; A. C. Simon. Rlch
mond; John R. Fender, Tarboro. N c.j
vy. B. \Variman. South Hill, Va.; j. D.
Barkley, Bawrenceviile, Va.
j Old Publication Reorganized I nder Stock
A charter was granted yesterday by tho
State Corporation Commission to the Presby
byterlan Company fine.), with the principal
office ia Richmond. The incorporators are
"Thornton S. Wilson, president, ot Richmond;
B. I:. McCliire, vice-president, of Bon Air,
and W. s. Campbell, of Richmond, sec re
> tary. The capital stock has a maximum of
j ilti.M und a minimum of $16,000, and the ob?
ject and purpose to publish a weekly paper,
I "The Presbyterian of the south."
I The paper has heretofore been published
j by Its editors, ft was founded In P37 as the
1 "Watchman of the South," and changed a
j few years later to the Central Presbyterian,
! under which name it continued until about
j throo years ago, when it was consolidated
j with the Southern Presbyterian of Atlanta
and Southwestern Presbyterian of New Or?
leans, the publication offices for a time being
moved to Atlanta. an<l recently returned to
Richmond as n more convenient distributing
centre for u publication of general circula?
Question of Timber Right* In Surry Count}
Is Involved.
An appeal and supcrsedoas was granted by
! the Virginia Supreme Court yesterday,
1 through Judge Stafford G. Whittle, in the
rase, of R. A. Brown and others against the
Surry I,umber Company, from the Circuit
[Court of Sussex county.
The papers filed set forth that A. R.
. Brown. Sue B. Parker and Joseph A. Parker
appealed from a decree of tho court entered
on October 31. 1910, In regard to the right of
i the lumber company to cut the timber on
I what is known as tho Cool Spring farm, a
tract of ?fa,.', acres.
The papers" are voluminous. It is eoncene.-t
ithat there was once a contract between tho
'parties as to the timber rights, but it s
claimed that the right has lapsed by llml
ti.tiou of 1 lie contract. , _
Is iound only on
G. M. Co/s
"Pearl" Roofing Tin
Better insist on it.
Richmond, Va.

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