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The times dispatch. [volume] (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, February 15, 1911, Image 10

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The woman who wants to have first choice will be intensely
interested in the advance showing of the Spring Silks for 1911.
We have a full assortment of all the newest patterns.
Striped Wash Silks, 39c yard.
L9 inches wide, white grounds, with colored stripes.
Persian Tussah, 39c yard.
26 inches wide, tan grounds, with small Persian figures.
Glace Pongees, 39c yard.
24 inches wide, in tan, NWc, reseda, navy, Illach, light blue,
pink, lavender and champagne.
Pongee Foulards, 39c yard.
19 inches wide, in dots, rine.s and small figures.
Cheney's Showerproof Foulards, 85c and $1.00.
23 inches wide, in beautiful 1911 designs.
35-inch Mcssalines, $1.00 yard.
?ich and lustrous, in both street and evening shades.
SCATTERED CASH
IN PULLMAN GAR
Insane Passenger Taken Off
Florida Limited and Sent
to City Jail.
Because of his peculiar action? and
evident appearances <>f insanity, .1. C;
Sheahan. wild said lie wns the super?
intendent in tii- contract department
of the Keystone Telephone Company,
of Philadelphia, Pa., was taken off the:
Seaboard's Kldrldn Dim lied over the |
Richmond, Pi'-edericksburj! ami Poto-I ]
lilac Railroad at Main Street Station at I
10 o'clock last night by Policemen |
Gentry and G'rlmn; and locked up in the
City Jail on a lunacy warrant sworn
out bv the two otllcers.
The conductor in Charge of the train
telegraphed ahead from Fredericks
burg, asking that police otllcers meet
the train at the station It was said
that Sheahan was throwing money
nhOut t!ie car, accosting strangers, and
a. tine in an annoying way generally.
Arrived at the station, In- said ttiat he
was being pursued; tiiat somebody
wanted to r?b him. All hlH talk was
incoherent, and he seemed generally
to l>? obsessed with the Idea that Iiis:
life wa>- sought.
Well Drcjoicil and Wealthy.
He had every indication of wealth.
He was exceedingly well dressed. On
his person, besides some very valuable
Jewelry, was found nearly $2 (SO. lid
said that ho was on his way from Phil?
adelphia ti, a small station beyond Sa-;
van nab, Ga., and a ticket to Savannah
was found on him.
ITc was taken first to Die First Po?
lice Station, where the warrant against
him was .-worn out, and then he was
taken to jail, where always insane pris?
oners arc kept.
In ; lie jail more thorough search
was made, and a lf>10 pass book, ad
mitting him Into police and lire lines,
in Philadelphia, was found on his per- I
son. The pass hook was signed by the i
Mayor of Philadelphia. A small box of I
capsules was also found by the otllcers*. j
Bill they were unable to determine J
what the capsules contained.
In iiis more lucid moment*- Sheahan 1
said that he was going to his wife,
who was 111 In Georgia. When he got
off the train he thought he was In
Savannah, and asked to be taken im
lnndlatelv ?o bis wife's side.
Detective Sergeant Bailey, who was
011 duty last night, was informed of the
matter, and he telegraphed to the
Philadelphia authorities to learn If ho
were known In that city. Sheahan
once said something about St. Marv's
Hospital, located in Maryland; and'It
is thought possible that ho may hate
escaped from that institution.
In the City Jail it was said last
night that'"h'e ha/', become quieter and
in Ore com poire d.
FIGHTS MERGER
riniw That) Stockholders Werr .Not
Treated Fairly In < 'oiutolldutton.
Complaining of a ??pretended merger
agreement',' between the stockholders
of the F.jvcrside Cot ton Mills and those
of tin Dan River PoWer and .Manu?
facturing Company, W. B. Win free
yesterday secured a writ of error from
-t decree of the Corporation Court of
Danville. Th, case goes on the docket
of the Supreme Coiirti
Winfrec sets forth in his petition
that he was a stockholder in the Rlver
/-ide Cotton Mills, an enterprise whlrih
was making money. nt. charges that
the Dan River: Company was practi?
cally purchased with (?OO.OOO of tiie
earning- e.f the Riverside Company!
The agreement of the merger was such,
3ie charges, that the stOckliblderf were
deprived of their Sights and forced to
take share.- of slock in the consolidated
company with dividends limited to
per cent, per annum.
The lower court decreed that the pp.
tltlonnr was entitled to the value of his
proportion of thi assets as of date of
the merger, which he contend* noes
rxoi do him Justice.
PLEADS GUILTY TO
GAMBLING CHARG
Donald, of Madison Club, Did So
to Keep Members From Losing
Their Jobs.
On Iiis technical plea of guilty, en?
ter, d. it. was claimed, to save numer-j
Ous members of the Madison Club. 712
Bast Franklin Street, from embarrass
num. A. F. Ponaldi president of the i
organization, was lined SSOO in thei
Police Court yesterday morning bii a
charge of running a common gambling
resort.
Justice Grutchlieid said that in view
of the fticl thai he had InlllCied the
same penalty on C. C. Gebhardt, of the
Arlington Literary and Social Club, ho
could not reduce the line in the pres?
ent instance, even though the propri?
etor of the club had pleaded guilty to
the charge. Through bis attorneys, Gil?
bert K. Pollock und .lohn A. Cutchins.
Donald appealed, and <'. Ham Kced
gave security in I he sum of $11 DO for
Donald's appearance in the dustings
* lourl.
< ui the record book in the Police
Court is inscribed n long list of names,
I members of the club; all summoned asi
j witnesses. Im I they were not called,
j as Donald relieved them of that neces?
sity. It was said that the club mem?
bership was made -up of young men
holding important and prominent posi?
tions, and it was to save them from
possible loss of position or other trou?
ble with ebjployers and bonding com?
panies that DOhald shouldered the bur?
den and responsibility.
Police Olllcer Gentry, who conducted
the raid, was the only witness to tes-j
tify. ile said that he could Sind evl- ?
deiice only against Donald. Attorney
Cutchins Informed the court that he had
modeled the constitution and oy-laws
of the club after those of the West?
moreland and Commonwealth Clubs. He
I hough I the club to be perfectly legit?
imate, so far as he knew. Common?
wealth's Attorney Minetrec Folk es
mark- only a short argument, but said
that, on conviction, steps would be
iahen to have the charter revoked.
13. 1.. Kidd and C. B. Brown, officers,
of the ciub, were dismissed of the
charge.
WISE DRILLS BATTERY
Son of (>n<>rnl Ml I en Wilt Conduct
United State* Inspection.
The Howitzers were, turned over to
Battalion Adjutant Jennings G. Wise
last night for drill Captain Wise put
the men through foot exercises.
I There is much activity at the bat
I te.ry'armory in anticipation of the com?
ing United State;; inspection. It will
! be had on .March s. by Lieutenant. Miles.
, a son of General .Nelson A. Miles. Lieu?
tenant .Miles is an o(lieer of the Third
I'leld Artillery, and as stich wa.s in
? .imp at Gettysburg last summer. Ail
the officers "{ the Virginia artillery
Know bun well and are delighted til at
.lie i- 'o vlslj i bi.- State.
Officers' schools arc being kept up
regularly by the Howitzers, rind the'
school of correspondence for the ser?
vice is showing wonderful results. This
is conducted by Captain Wise.
Tu Help Free P/itlrnls.
A' a meeting yesterday afternoon of
patronesses of the Memorial Hospital,
the organization of a society was per:
; fectedi the object of which will be to
raise funds for the care of free pa?
tient- who receive treatment at that
institution. Mrs. Garritt 11 Wall was
made president.
No Monument for WMkec,.
? 'p. an objection by Representative
Mann, tlie proposition for the election
<>t :; monument over the grove of Bear
Admiral Charles Wllkes at Arlington.
Va . was defeated. The grave is prac
J tically unmarked. Tt ...
Children Cry
FOR FLETCHER'S
O A 3 T O R i A.
Gold Jewelry
The- reputation of thi- store i- fully
maintained; fvS we receive the niswest
pier*.-- "f Jewelr>' just as Kobh as they arc
proil'iced.
Schwarzschild Bros,
Corner Broad and Second Sts.
m
OP your laundry phone
* MAD. 418
Our careful and painstaking
U? ? 'i ? arir] shirt* will more I hau
please you.
LCLIPSE LAUNDRY
gold and silver
Monogram Watch Fob
Any initial.-. ? Durable, dreiiy, Mail
otder? elicited. '
Smith & Webster, Inc.
Jewders. 612 E. Main, Richmond.
:1 * 1,500 for this purpose,
<"nv?- ; nlriiiinr rial I.
rhc Phoenix Club, an organization
composed of young Jewish men of
.:--n.,;.>t,ri -as: night gave a Valentine
hail in Bolvidoj-o Hail,
New Probation Officer Neces?
sary, as Rev. James Buchanan
Will Retire.
PUBLIC IS APATHETICI
New Laws .Arc Adequate. i>ut
Means of Enforcement
Are Lacking.
Lack of interest on the part of the
public is Hie greatest obstacle which
coil fronts the .iuvenile protective So?
ciety, according to tho remarks made
In a general discussion at the annual
meeting held last night in the audi?
torium of Murphy's Hotel.
It was pointed out by several speak?
ers that the services of a probation
oilicer, whose duty would be to appear
in Police Court to see that juvenile of?
fenders received the protection due
them, is needed. It was said that the
police oilicer who makes an arrest,
whether of a child or 'Hardened crim?
inal, has performed bis actual duty In
stopping crime, hut he naturally de?
sires to secure a conviction, it was
the opinion of those present that the
services of a man or woman should he
had whose point of view would not.
ho that, of a policeman, but a person
who should see that children, espe?
cially ?rst offenders, often misguided
waifs, are placed under beneficial In?
fluences.
.Need Probation Officer.
The need of it paid probation officer
was apparent, and it was announced
that Rev, .lames Itucbanan. secretary of
the society, and who has been acting
as probation ofllCcr during the past,
two years, will be forced to give up
the work on account of other duties;
mainly those entailed as secretary of
the Associated Charities. The question
will be taken up at the next meeting
of the board of trustees.
Former Governor Andrew Jackson
Montague, who has been acting presi?
dent of the society, and who presided |
at last night's meeting, deplored the
lack of Interest shown by the public
lie said that stops should be taken
to arouse enthusiasm that the laws
which were enacted a I the last session I
of the General Assembly through the
eiffbrf's of tin- society may be enforced.
"We have ample authority and power
now. but we must arouse some en?
thusiasm and Interest to enforce It."
said tin- former Chief Rxecutlvc of the
State.
Should He Knforced.
"Since our last annual meeting,"
continued Governor Montague, "we
have secured one of bur fundamental
objects?the enactment of laws for
tin' protection of boys and girls. We
have all on paper we want, and the
object which now confronts us is to
secure the enforcement of the laws."
As secretary of the society, Dr |
Buchanan -submitted a repe>rt, which
showed tiiat during the year beginning
October l. 1?0!'. and ending September
30. 1010. sixty-font- hoys and girls
came under the protection of the or?
ganization. Thlrtyrfour girls and oluht
boys were taken from the police, pnr
erii - or guardians, streets, Children's
Home Society and e>ther sources. Most,
of these were placed In suitable In?
stitutions, sonT- were returned to their
parents or guardians, while others were
secured positions and given work.
At the present time" the society is
low in the matter of finances, there
being a balance of but SS2 in the treas?
ury.
Offiecr*? f'tiOHcn.
The election of officers was the pr'n
eip.il business of last night's meeting.
Charles V. Meredith was chosen presi?
dent to succeed .1. 111. Willard. Vice
presidents wi re- elected as follows: A.
.1. Montague. J. R. Willard and Rev.
.1. B. O'Relly. Or. Buchanan ami W. L.
Walters were re-eli-ct.-d secretary and
tre-asurer, respectively.
The following board of trustees was
elected: Mrs. Morris 11. Asher. Mrs.
Henry 15. RuskcrviHe. Mrs. C. R. Boil?
ing. Charles G. Bosh er. Mrs. Andrew H.
Christian; Jr.. Charles B. Cobke, Rev.
Roberl W. Forsyte. O. ff. Funston, \V.
w. Gillette, lb-v. Charles 11. Hannigan,
Mrs. 12. I,. Lindsay. Chris Manning. Jr..
Rugche C. Massle. Rev. w. j. May bee, 1
Mrs. E, C. Miner, John Rutherford,
Major Louis Werner, M. R. Pace. Or.
Douglas Freeman. L '/.. Morris, W. B.
(Jay. Mrs. B. ft. Valentine, John
Cutenths and L, Mc.Iudkins.
IN^UES^
! Cfrctinis-Jauceft Attending Dcnth of
I Commander 31 nride to fir fnvestignfcd
I Newport, R. I., February 14. ? Be?
cause of certain mysterious circum?
stances attending the death to-day in
tin-, naval hospital here of Commander
Frank Marble, IJ. S. NY, an inquest lias
been ordered. Commander Marble died
suddenly, and it was first said that
death was due to apoplexy Later it
was announced that a fractured skull
caused death.
Commander Marble fell ip bis- bath?
room last night, striking Ids head on
the floor and causing a bad wound
it is believed that the- fall was due
to an apoplectic seizure,
Fortify t'npc Ifeory.
Military papers are recording- the
efforts of Senator Thomas S. Martin to
secure ah appropriation for the pur?
chase of 300 acres of land tor the fortf
flcatipn of Fort Henry. The Virginia
Senator offered an amendment for this
purpose (a the fortifications apt.ro
i priatlon 1)111.
AuH-Snloon benenne Delegiife.<t.
At a meeting of the Frances Willard
branch of the Woman's Christian Tern
j perancc Union held at. 406 West Marshall
Street Monday night. Mrs. James Wi
I Anderson, Mrs it K. Thomas. Mrs. F
i V Wood and Miss Hick--- were elected
j as delegates' to the convention of the
Anti-Saloon League te> be helel in Neve
port News. February 31 to 2?., with the
following alternates: Mrs. Lee Tbdd,
j Mrs. Wat kins, Mrs. Urmon and Mi'^s
Ruth Watktns.
Married January 4, and Told Nobody
M iss Mecch Leaves Y. M. C. A.'
Without Explaining That She
Was Mrs. Poythress.
When Miss Bvclyh Chambdidayne
Mcech, <?!" "It Bust Main Street, who
has long boon the very efficient Btcn'o
grnbher at the Central V. M. C. A., loft
that institution's ernjtlby yesterday no?
body around the building knew why.
(Uli everybody regret ted the fact that
site had <|iiit To-day they will un
tiei stand
Announcement therefore r>f her riihr
riage to Benjamin Kdison PbylhresSj
of Henderson. N. <'. on January l. will
come as a surprise. The ceremony was I
performed by He v. s. C, Havclim*, pas- 1
tor of Broad Street Methodist Church,
at ltifi residence, 1010 lunst Marshall
Street, .insi after the prayer-meeting
Servitut on that date. The lieense was
secured frbih the clerk "f tin- Hustings
Court that afternoon, jusi before
closing time, and a pencil mark. "Don't
publish," v. as obeyed by reporters. Mr
Batcher nitd the. others were requested
' i'. k'*ep the affair secret. The mother
nt Mr. Poytlivess had been quite ill. ami
{ while all plans had been made for the.
i wedding, If was decided hot to men
( '.Ion It to snv one.
: w'.ii* excited l*y, the thoJiiUt. o;-b?r
romance, the bride returned t<? tier
work the next day, while the grbbm
had nobody to congratulate him be?
cause nobody Know. Two weeks ago
Miss Mecch, now Airs. Poythress, or
course, notified the Y, M. ('. A. people
that she would ritilt on St. Valentino's
Day, wit lion I explaining the. reason.
She stuck bravely to her duties until i
the very end,
Mr. Poythress, who Is h Richmond
hoy, had been In Henderson for some
iline, whore be In engagetl as book
keeper tor the Carolina Rugging < om
pitny II. will lake his bride there
this week, but he will not surprise his
friends, because ihfty will read of his
wedding ibis afternoon. He Is a pop
I ular yoimp man und is highly regard?
ed in the business World.
j The Mon Who Patronizes
! Every place on ihr street except the
I bank is sure to alwaye remain poor.
a^LOCKwiH Atari you in the right way.,
?r; lll??aafMain0ticftU
Hearing- on Proposed Addition
to Virginia Classification
Is Begun.
LARGE BREAKAGE SHOWN
Manufacturers Protest Against
1 'reposition? Adjourned
to To-Day.
Fa most resistance was mado yester?
day before the state Corporation Com?
mission by stove manufacturers and
shippers to the effort of the petition,
ing railroads to .secure an order re?
quiring the crating of all stoves
Shipped in less than car load lots. The
object of the proceeding is to have a
section added to the Virginia freight
classification which would make in
trastate shipments conform to the re?
cently enacted requirements of the In?
terstate Commerce Commission.
The Southern, the Norfolk and West?
ern, the Louisville und Nashville, the
Atlantic Coast Line, the Seaboard Air
Line, the Virgin in and Southwestedn
and other roads have formallv joined
in the petition. Most of these were
represented ypslerduy by counsel. r.
v. Meredith appeared for the stove
makers, and the hearing was enlivened
by innumerable objections on his part
to the Introduction of testimony, and
by tilts between counsel.
Had I}- Dnutngeil Stove.
An episode was the introduction as
evidence of a box containing what used
to be a stove, but which is now a pile
or junk. C. W. Tolivet. the agent for
th" Louisville and Nashville at Hirm
in-.: ham. Ala., had the pacakagb broil grii
in mi the shoulders of a burly neuro
He proceeded to pull out sections, mak?
ing considerable nulsc in the nbtirt
room, until .fudge dentis remarked"
that he would admit the stove was
broken. Still more noise was made
in replacing the pieces, which caused
Mr. Meredith to say that this was the
manner in which stoves were broken
by the railway people.
Mr. Toll vor was tin first witness, ami
was examined by i'. \ : Northrop, for
tin Southern and the Louisville and
Nashville. He said that an liberated
Stove is more liable to damage than Is
en-- which Is enclosed in a. crate. The
weight, he explained, rests on the brit?
tle extended rear rim and on the lower
pan of the back, it being the custom
to place stoves in ears on their backs.
He did not recall ever seeing a orated
stove broken. Of a shipment of twen?
ty-one stoves, he remembered peeing
nine broken. When crated, he said, no
part of the stove touches the floor of
tit dray, the truck, the station or the
ea r.
F.vfdener Is Admitted.
Ml ol this time Mr. Meredith wns
Interposing his objections. He was
overruled, .fudge Trent is taking the
view that the witness was presenting
evldenco as to the experiences of the
company. Mr. Meredith wanted noth?
ing but what the witness bad seen, and
he noted his exceptions with the steno
gra plier,
Some, photographs were exhibited by
Mr. Toiiver. showing d'fferenees in
handling of stoves, lie said a careless
handler of freight i- at once dis?
charged. He named one shipment as to
breakage, lv.it Mr. Meredith brought out
on Cross-examination that this was
made after the ruling of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, and that If the
stoves were then shipped uncrated they
were in violation of the rules.
Captain K. II. l.ea. the Richmond
agent of the Southern Hallway, was
the next witness. Ho told of the losses
of stoves from breakage when shipped
uncrated. He was examined by R.
B, Ttiristall, of the Southern. The wit?
ness was of the opinion that the loss
is much less when the artioles arc
crated.
Miiob Ln*R From Hrrukaco.
In forty shipments of uncrated
stoves Captain Lea recalled eight dam
tiger] specimens.
The cross-examination by Mr. Mere?
dith was evidently intended to show
that Virginia-made stoves are of bet?
ter construction titan others, and that
so large a percentage of breakage
would not occur in this State.
W. II. Catch ell, superintendent of
transfers for the Southern Railway,
presented some data which he had
gathered on the subject from 550 of
the station agents on thai system. This
met with strcnous objection from Air.
Meredith, who said the witness could
riet have been present at ?'Ai places,
oven if he had divided himself up. Ho
protested against his clients being
ptaoVid at the mercy of one witness.
Mr. Gatchell said the detained proofs
would probably lill two or three box
cars, and Judge Prohlis Bald tl would
be impractical to get this, arid admitted
the evidence. Mr. Meredith bled an?
other exception.
Figure* F*r?,Hcnted.
Mr. Oatchell's statement showed that
for the last three months ol ?H0. fol?
lowing the ruling of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, s,<u'iS /.toves
were received crated at the 550 .sta?
tions on the Southern; Of these, 364
were reported damaged, making an
average of ; OS per cent. Claims filed
amounted to $.",17.OS. or 5.82 per cent,
of the Timings from the freight
charges on i.ho whole amount, and
those paid amounted to $.1?S.!<S, or 4.2'J
per cent, of (he earnings. Against this
he placed the ?.,170 uncra.ted stoves re?
ceived during the same time. Of these
665; or 10.01 per cent, were damaged,
while the claims filed amounted to $L
'27C.5-!, or 27,60 per cent, of the reve?
nue. Claims paid were 155.17 of the
revenue, being <s;;S.0I.
The percentage of all freight claims
paid to total freight earnings of the
road during 1910, said Mr. Gatchell,
wa3 'J.U.
Auf n Comparison.
On cross-examination, Mr. Meredith
referred to a statement, made by Mr.
Gatchell for use before the Tennessee
Railroad Commission, and which show?
ed, according to the -witness, the large
breakage of stoves. Mr. Meredith's
?im was to show that it was on unfair
statement, inasmuch as it took into
account only those shipments of which
complaint was made as to damage The
witness insisted that it was In no sense
intended to be .-t comparison. When
Mr. Meredith referred to a letter "ex?
posing" tliis statement. Mr. Northrop
got tip and with some feeling said the
papei; spoke tor itself, and that he was
ton responsible for "people who did not
understand it."
Adjournment was taken to 11 o'clock
I ids morning, with Mr. Gatchell still
on the stand. The courtroom was well
lilled throughout the day with stove
makers and shippers and railroad at?
torneys arid witnesses.
B0Y~^0BBERSlwSY
Detective* After Youths AtrnlnKt Whom
Many < ?iiitpWdntM Are Reported.
Ret eet I vt-Sergean ts Wiltshire and
Railoy are attempting to unravel the
mystery of several robberies reported
to have been porpetrutd by two young
while boys, against whom many com?
plaints have come to police headquar?
ters';
The latest victim was a young
stenographer in the Powhatan Clay
Mini i fact tiring Company, 14 North
Severn',, street, wtio wan robbed of a
P.obtaining $5 and a pair of spoe
laeloi valued at $15. The boys entered
tin place, and one asked to use the
telephone. While he was
. ? -en. protended or real, tno
boy busied himself, nnwatchod.
a beut coats and Jackets hanging on tnc
i-.i
YIELD PER BUSHEL
MALL HER
Grain'Used in Distilleries Should
Have Produced More
? Liquor.
HENCE GOVERNMENT ACTS
Pipe Lines Ordered Out. and
.Many Dealers File Suspen?
sion Papers.
> 111.I'M- III UUItH lOIIHWIiBO, ?_?.|
the annual report of tlm Com-I
r of Internal Revenue for the
Discrepancies in the,yield per bushel
of grain by distilleries in tin- Second
Virginia District, as compared with the
averages made In other territories, set
forth In
missioner
liscal year of 1910, led t<> a thorough
investigation in this district and the
recent suspension of numerous local
whiskey manufacturing plants is said
to he a net result.
Pipe lines, it is hold, loading from
distilleries to rectifying plants, are be?
lieved to be responsible for the "leak?
age." At ail events, sufficient evidence
was secured by agents of. the depart?
ment to cause an order to be issued by
Commissioner Cnbell requiring the re?
moval of the pipes. ,
Klfc Suspension 1'nprrn,
I'm- several days owners of some of
the distilleries in this district have
been tiling suspension papers In the
office of Collector M. K. Dowry, as a
result of the order.
Mr. Dowry has declined to discuss
the situation. However, it is known
that he and Colonel NV. 11. Chapman;
roVenuc agent for the Second Virginia
and Fourth North Carolina Districts,
have been directing a vigorous cam?
paign against various plants. Dis?
tillers have ii. under close surveil?
lance for some time.
According to the lasi report of Com?
missioner Ca bell, it Is shown that the j
average yield per bushel of grain dis?
tilled in the United States produces j
4.54 proof gallons of whiskey. In Ken?
tucky the yield is averaged at 4.53 gal?
lon* "of spirits, when it was listed in
the "wet" column; Tonnessee produced
gallons of whiskey for every bushel
of grain distilled. The average in
Virginia, Second District, was 3.52 gal?
lons distilled from one bush. 1. This
figure Is far below the standard, and
was such a large discrepancy that Com?
missioner Cabcll began to look Into
the situation here.
It did not take long to observe that
opportunity was afforded distillers to
unlawfully use the pipes which con?
nected most of the distilleries in this
section with rectifying plants.
Cninc Out nt Kelly Trial.
A question of a pipe line at a local
distillery, which was involved in the
suit of the government against the
Phil. G. Kelly Company, liquor dealer-, j
was brought out in the United States j
District Court here at the time of the j
trial. Judge F.dmund Waddlll, Jr.,
ruled out this evidence, but declared i
in open court that if the pipe lines. |
as intimated by the prosecution, were I
Used for fraudulent purposes, that alii
of the owners of stielt plant." should be
indicted and tried.
During the fiscal year of ituo the
Second Virginia District produced 1 f,7.
82!) gallons of whiskey, and this small
quantity brought about the Investiga?
tion, which ended in Commissioner
Cnbell ordering the removal of all pipe
lines connecting distilleries and recti?
fying plants.
The distillers, it seems, do not wish
to tear out the pipes, which, they de?
clare, are absolutely necessary. In
view of this fact, many of them have
suspended operation, with the hope
that some amicable agreement will bo
reached witli the authorities ami the
order of the commissioner made less
d ras tic.
HAD GOOD YEAR
Ilrond Street llatik tu ."Move Into .Yew
Ounrler* l?y June 1.
Stockholders of the Broad Street.
Bank, at the annual meeting yester?
day, received reports showing that the
past year had been very prosperous
officers were re-elected, as follows:
President, William M. Habllston; First
Vice-president, John W. Rothert. Sec?
ond Vice-president. John G. Walker;
Cashier. A. M. Glover. Board of Direc?
tors?Henry W. Anderson, Benjamin P.
Alsop, Boon Dettlebach. T. H. Ellett.
II. F. Grlinmel. W. M. Habllston. 1. M.
Kaufman; Raphael Bevy. G. W. Mlnter,
John Murphy, .1. W. Rothert. W. S.
Rhoads, B. Ran. Wellford, Julian W.
Tyler and John G. Walker.
The meeting was held at the tem?
porary quarters of the bank, 303 Fast
Broad Street, which it has been occu?
pying during the construction of the
new banking: house at Sixth and Broad
Streets. President Habliston reported
that the building would be ready for
occupancy by June 1.
MAY TEST LAW
Ilenrlcu Farmer? Opponc Wide Tire
Regulation? in County.
Several citizens of Ifenrico county,
it was learned yesterdays, have entered
into an agreement to test the wide tiro,
law, which will go into effect March 23;
Residents of the county are thoroughly
aroused over the lav.-of the supervisors,
which will require nearly all owners:
to equip t.'neir vehicles with new tires.
Difficulty was experienced in Ches?
terfield when the wide tire law was
put into effect In that county. For the
first, few days there were numerous
arrests for violations. Farmers and
other residents refused to buy now
wheels, and public sentiment was so
strong against the law that after a
few weeks little attempt was made to
I enforce It.
Loose ^jg
coffee fathers
dust and store
sweepings. Paper
ba^s leak-strength,
freshness and aroma.
'in"Its air-ti^ht can
is rd ust j free, strong,, 11
fresh(and 'of j>er
J| fect^quaiity.
p^T^^^mm miiiiib ii iiii fc^ayA."
The Third-Off Sale
Is nearing its end. Lots of choice Coats and Suits
left in most all sizes, for all shaped men, all at a
saving of
33 Per Cent.
Gans-Rady Company
Used Knife After Penitentiary
Guard Had Shot Him
Through Abdomen.
Falling in a desperate attempt to
escape from the penitentiary yesterday
afternoon, Jesse Hilton, colored, a two
term man, cut his own throat with a
shoe knife, after having been shot
through Hip abdomen by Guard Miller,
whom he attempted to cut as he ran
from the shoe factbryi Hilton was j
treated by I>r. Harshbaryer, of the city
ambulance, In the absence of the pen?
itentiary surgeon, and was placed In
thti hospital. Loth wounds aro con?
sidered very clangorous, but it 1b said
that be has a chance for recovery.
Hiding With Knlvca.
The attempted escape occurred ves
tcrday bot?.n 12 and l o'clock, when
the prisoners were being marched in to
dinner. After the line was formed,!
roll call found Hilton absent. He was
discovered in the factory, crouching in!
a corner, with a big shoe knife in
??ach band. Making vicious slashes at!
several guards, he rushed out of the
door and across the yard, paying no
attention to the orders to halt] Sev?
eral shots were fired after him, but
only one took effect. Seeing that there
was no chance to get away, the negro
deliberately drew one of the sharp
knives across his throat, naif severing!
his head from bis body. He out the I
Windpipe In two, hut missed the prin?
cipal blood vcsel. i
Previous to his present sentence HI!-'
tott served feu years in the pen I ten- i
Hary. Ills lusft conviction wae fbi soll -1
ing cocaine, .ami the sentence was bn?
year. Having been convicted before,
an additional live years was given him.
He has a brother now serving time In
the penitentiary.
CONTRACTS TRANSFERRED
.Mnyor Mgu* Reftoluttoil MTeotlug
Strrei M??>tliig Syhtettl.
Mayor Richardson returned to City
Clerk Hen T. August with his approval
yesterday a resolution transferring
from the custody of the Council Com?
mittee on Light to the pouhcll Com-!
mit too on Electricity all existing eon-I
tracts for lighting the streets by elec- I
trlclty. Heretofore the Light Commit?
tee, which has control of the Gas |
Works and the street gas lamps, ban .
also awarded a contract for street J
arc lamps, thus operating all street
light. The Committee on Electricity
has charge of the new municipal elec- |
trict plant designed to light the j
streets when Its distribution system is
completed, it was thought best to put
the contracts for eieetrlq lighting in
the bands of this committee. In order
that they may be continued from
month to month until the city Is ready!
to take over the lighting.
The contract, for the distribution
system called for Its completion on
November 7 last, but It Is still several
months from completion, with no deil
nite assurance when it will be deliv?
ered. .Meanwhile the electric plant Is
in operation to furnish the current for
Broad Street lights, and to run the'!
turbine pumps at the new pumphouse. :
the water-power pumps hitherto used
being left standing Idle as a reserve.
Hereafter all matters relating to
electric street lights and the manage?
ment of the electric plant will be han?
dled, by the Committee nn Electricity,1,
and all matters relating to street gas
lamps and the Gas Works by the Com?
mittee on Light.
SHIECK COMMANDER
SuirrrdR Foulrr nn Head of Son* of
VeternriN, 1.'. S. A.
Phil Koarnv Camp, No. 10, Grand j
Army of the Republic, was entertained
last night by Edgar Allan Camp. No. 6.
Sons of Veterans. IT. S. A., with a
smoker and supper In commemoration
of the one hundred and second anni?
versary of the. birth of Abraham Lin?
coln. The meeting was presided over
by Edgar Allan, Jr. Among the promi?
nent members of the camp present
were Lawrence Callahan. keeper
of Seven Pines Cemetery; D. R.
Wilson, George R. Walcott. George F.
Robe lit)-, Robert Campbell. J. F. Feld
ner, Daniel Smith. John R. Newell. Al
vln Sayles and others.
Edgar Allan, Jr., was tonstrnast er.
and the following spoke: Frederick
Khleck, Charlon J. Yardley. C. R. Moore,
Paul F Newell. At a meeting of the
sons hold after the dinner, Mr. Shieck
was elected commander, succeeding
John E. Powle.r.
The celebration took place In Plekelt
Camp Hall, where the regular meet?
ings of Phil Kearny Camp are held.
There one notices that all sectional
feeing has died, and the wall* are deco?
rated alike with pictures of heroes In
the Federal and Confederate armies,
though the hall bears the name of the
Southern camp.
TAKE MORE DEPOSITIONS
Ifenring In Biprew Hate on Liquor
May Be Transferred.
On account of the large Interests?
concerned. It is likely that the tnklna
of depositions here by Special Exam?
iner Ncedham, of the Interstate Com?
merce Commission, upon the petition
of S. L. Clarke et als. against the
Southern Express Company, which has
been in progress In the Federal court
hero for two days, will be removed from
Richmond to either Cincinnati or New
York.
Further evidence was given yester
dav by witnesses for the respondent,
and the hearing will likely continue
here for some time before being re?
moved.
Various forms and shapes of cartons
and packages used by mall order houses
in which to ship liquor were sub?
mitted as exhibits for examination yes?
terday.
Chnrlottedvlilr Folk Here.
City Sergeant C. W. Rogers, of Char
lottesville, who Is known throughout
Virginia as "Foxy" Rogers, is at the
Jefferson Hotel. Judge R. T. W. Duko.
of Chariottosvllle, Is also at the Jeffer?
son. Rev. II. 15. Lee, of Chariotlesvllle,
grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of
Masons, Ik at the Cliesterlield.
Marriage Licenses*
Marriage licenses were Issued yes?
terday in the Hustings Court to Wil?
liam C. Brown and Cophrona J. Odnm,
James M. Marshall and Kilon lAtt'rcnco,
und Russell A. Klrlley and Joslo Cecilia
McQuaide.
Mlehnc! Moore Acquitted.
Michael Moore, white, who bad ap?
pealed from conviction in Police Court
on the charge, of Rolling liquor without,
a llr.oiifio. was acquitted yesterday in
tho HuttAnsc Court.
0C1ETY ELECTS
NEW MEMBERS
S. P. C. A. Hears Gratifying
Reports at Its Monthly
Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the Society
for tho Prevention of Cruelty to Ani?
mals was hchl yesterday afternoon at
tho Jefferson Hotel. President John
S. Muncc, yico-Presidents H. N. Callach.
MIsh Rllon Glasgow, Mrs. C. IS. Boiling.
Dr. Jud. H. Wood, Mrs. Jud. B. Wood,
and Coloman Worthatn, of the execu?
tive committee, besides a number of
members, wore present.
Agent. Taylor reported forty-flv?
horses and mules sent to the stables
with sore backs, lameness and for other
causes. Nine were sent to be shod;
there were sixteen overloaded teams
and in four cases a veterinary yya?
called. Admonition was given twenty
four owners und drivers Sixteen horsua
and mules were destroyed, and thirty
seven dogs. Two offenders were haled
to court. One was dismissed and tho
other sent to Jail for sixty days in
default of line. In all h< had 17-1 cases
ior the in-.nth. Mr. Taylor also report?
ed the organization of a branch of the
Kpcicty in Petersburg. He was com
mended for his yood work.
Tin- following contributions were re?
ported py the secretary: Mrs. Tliumtn
1i. Moore, S Hi: Mrs. K. B. and Mlsa
Emily Addison, Jlu; Minn Norm?
Stewart. %'it,\ Miss L K. Lewis, F.". Miss
Ann P Gray. $2; Mrs. Elizabeth P.
Gray, $-. New members elected wer?!
Mrs. Grayson Fairbanks, Mr?. T. a.
Cor re 11, Mrs CharleB Bosh er, Mrs
R. Ml. Hurwood. Mrs. a. I, AdaniHon,
Jarnos <;. liar wood, E Leslie Spence.
Jr., Mit. Kosallc d<* D. Blnli. a M.
Walk up, Mrs J. w. Archer, Hppu
llunton, Jr.. William T Hoppe; Arden
Hon ell. Sirs, F. A. Arnzeh, Bed>erts &
llogc Shoe Co.. Pat MCDonough Miss Lisa
Gulgon, Mrs. a. B. Gulgon, a. B. Otiigon,
Jr., Harold S. Bloomberg, Mr. ami Mrs.
William Northrop, Clifford Walker,
Norman B. Watt. Charles Waiford, t'.
W Tanner; Miss Carrie Burnett, H. >\
Buchanan, Simon Drlnnrd. 15di S. Cullen,
John S. Lear <V Co., John L Branch .'c
Co.. it. a.. BlnHwnnger, W. P. Veltch,
I. Malt by. Mrs D?Vo Edmonds. Mr
Louis H-uoger. Miss L. K. Lewis, Mist
Kate Meadev William C. Noland and A
S. Ta.linor.
SUES NEWS LEADER
IIOKhnnri of "Dolly Dlmplm" Snjs l>c
Nrgentag?- l.ettrr Hart Ilnilnesi?.
(?n th>- ground that hi* good name
had been injured and Iiis business
damaged by the publication In the.
News Leader of Monday of a certain
letter, I* V. Curry; of New York, bus
band of 'Dolly Dimples." yesterday
afternoon in the United States Circuit
Court, through his attorney, John A
Lamb, filed suit against that paper for
$25iQ00 damages.
The letter on which th" suit is: based;
a copy of which appears In the declara?
tion, purported to be from Charles
De Argen tage, who claimed the copy
! right to tip. "Holly Dimples" adver?
tising scheme, and s---f forth that Bicker
and Curry were unlawfully operating
it. The foruu-i name is that of Fred?
erick K. Bicker, who was a partner
of Curry, according to the declaration,
but the latter bought Iflckcr's Interest
in the business some time ago, and
lias been carrying It on slime
B. v7b^r^EsTlN^
Pays for Annniiltlng and KnnrkliiC
1 Dorrn Willtnm Walker.
After an exhaustive hearing, which
lasted from 11' o'clock until " yester?
day afternoon, B- V. Barnes was fined
! KT. by Justice Grutclifield for assault
upon * William Walker, who. during
the course of his testimony, said that
lie had been rendered senseless by tho
blows administered by Barnes.
j The assault occurred some weeks
! ago, and was the outcome of a quar?
rel over one of Walker's children.
! Through his counsel, Harry M. Smith.
i Barnes petitioned the court to remit
the fine; but It was, nevertheless, en?
tered on the books and paid. with
i cost*.
Transfer Llqonr License.
An order was entered in the Hunt
i ing.- Court yesterday transferring the/
liquor license of Joseph Garnlcelli, 12S
West Broad Street, to Joseph Car
I nicelli and Guiseppo Brucclani. enter
I Ing into partnership. They will con'
duct the business at the same place.
ATrented for TSnt Paying Board.
For failing to pay ids board bill of
$10.7.".. Walter Jackson, colored, was
arrested yesterday by County Officer
Tiller on a warrant sworn out by Wal?
ter Jones.
it__?_L'-jaa,1- " . . ?i
Coronation of
King George V
S. S. "ADRIATIC"
will sail Monday. .Tuno 12. at 3 P. M..
Instead of Wednesday, June 14, a*
originally arranged, arriving in Eng-,
land in ample, time for the Coronation.
Richmond Transfer Co,,
809 E&*t Main

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