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SECRET SOCIETY
Associations Arc Asked for Evi?
dence of Their Status in
Virginia.
WILL INSPECT MILITARY
Army Officer in Richmond To
Day?Saundcis on Educa?
tional Commission.
Urotn twelve- to fifteen fraternal
?ben< nci&ry associations doing business
in Virginia arc at least temporarily
out of business, because the renewal
of their licenses la being held up by
the Bureau of Insurance. Unless they
fomo forward with the necessary evi?
dence that th$y are complying with
the laws of the State, they will be un?
able to rcsumo the solicitation of new
members.
The department is proceeding very
slowly this year with the granting of
licenses, and every application1 is be?
ing ucrutlpized and Judged on its own
merits. Sonic of the secret orders
which do an insurance business sub?
mitted the necessary proofs at the be?
ginning of the year, and were duly
licensed. Others are being held up.
It any be worthy of remark thai
nearly all of these delinquent societies
nre composed of white people. Soino
of them have large memberships in
this State and number many people who
would be fiUrprised to learn of the con?
dition of affairs. One at least has its
home office In Virginia.
Definite Ibquhcmeutii.
Under the provisions of the law,
j&very fraternal beneficiary society, be?
fore It la Helmed, at the beginning of
?earh 'year, must show that It has o
lodge ?.yatem and a. representative form
of government. If it has not a lodge
system, it is an an&ociation doing a
straight Insurance business and must
pay taxes accordingly, and if it has
not a real representative form of gov?
ernment, but is controlled by officer:-:
ami standing commlttocroen.in Its grand
bodies, it is not regarded as a desirable
citizen.
Actuary Isaac Davenport sent cut
circular letters on December hi in?
forming each society what was ex?
pected of it. so all have had due notice.
Additional circulars? wcro sent out on
february -7 to Hiobc whoso titles are
? ot yet clear. Commissioner Joseph
Sutton is determined to enforce tno
.aw.
INSPECTION TO-DAY
United State? Army Oftlcer Will Ex?
amine Stnte Militia.
Captain G. E. Thorne. from the head
quartern of tho Department of the East,
Governor's Island. N. Y.. will be in
Richmond to-day to make the, annual
United States Inspection of the prin?
cipal offices of the Virginia militia.
Captain Thorne will to-day examine
the ofllces of Adjutnnt-General W. w.
Sale, Assistant Inspector-General Jo
Lano Stern, -and tho State arsenal and
storeroom. Ha will report to Major
General Frederick Dent Grant, the de?
partment commander. Eater tho dif?
ferent commands will be Inspected by
other officers detailed for that purpose.
The headquarters Of tho First Bri?
gade, in Norfolk, will bg inspected to?
morrow by Captain Thorite.
Orders were received at the Adjutant
General's olllco yesterday detailing
Captain Richard 11. Williams, of tho
Coast Artillery Corps, to Inspect the
four companlea of coast artillery in
this State. He relieves Major John
E. Hayden, who was previously ap?
pointed for thlu purpose.
Will EngvoMR Deed.
Attorney-General Samuel w. Wil?
liams Is endeavoring to secure the ser?
vices of tome penman to make an en?
grossed copy of the deed from the Com?
monwealth and from R. E. l/oe Camp
ot Veterans to the Confederate Memo?
rial Association for the cite for
the Confederate Memorial Institute.
The idea it; to have a hand?
some copy for permanent preser?
vation among the archives of the Con?
federacy. There la no hitch in the exe?
cution of the transfer.
Saundcrs on Couimleciau.
Governor Mann yesterday appointed
Senator,John R. Saunders, of Middle?
sex county, as a member of the Vir?
ginia Educational Commission He
succeeds C?ngres'stnan-Elect E. E. Hol?
land, who has resigned from tho com
mission. The duty of this commission
IS to "devise a Ft able method for the
maintenance, management and expan?
sion of the educational institutions of
the State." It now has under con?
sideration a mill tax systom for tho
support of higher institutions of learn
in G".
Interest Id Innt Hut en.
in letter to tho Department, of
Agriculture, Institute Director J J.
Owen states that 300 people attended
the farrnerr.' meeting at Princess Anne
Conrthoueo, on Monday, and that the
Interest wail very gratifying.
PERFECT
is packed in a dust-tight metal
box? with patent measuring
tube, which is both safe!
and convenient for tourists.
TWO KILLED ?Y THAIIV.
Man and Tili wife Struck by Monster
Mallet at Switchback.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlsnatch.]
Roanoke, Va., February 14.?Joseph
Speree and his wife, Kara ma Laba
Speree, were struck by a monster mal?
let engine at Switchback Sunday morn?
ing and Instantly killed. The couple
who had been walking the track, step?
ped off the westbound track to escape
an oncoming light engine, and step?
ped directly onto the eastbound track,
on which a freight was upproaching
them, unknown to cither the man or
his wife. The escaping steam from
the light engine blurred the view of
the oncoming freight, and the east
bound track to such an extent that
the engineer could not see tho people
ahead of him, and the huge mallet en?
gine crept on them and mowed them
down.
HELD VP AND RODBDD.
Aged Man Attacked by Two Men on
Iload Near Honakcr.
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.1
Roanoke. Va., February 14.?Robert |
Richardson, an elderly man. was held
up and robbed about five miles from
Honaker yesterday afternoon about 5 j
o'clock by two unknown men who beat ;
him over the head, and v/hilo ho was.
in a temi-conscious state robbed him
of $500, which he was carrying. Thfc !
robbery and assault occurred at ;i i
lonely spot on Lewis Creek, and it was
?omc time before the news was car?
ried to Honakcr, from which poinl
Henry Richardson, a son of the. man
who had been robbed, telegraphed for
bipod pounds to trail the robbern.
Curious what a scrap you have now and then (maybe two or three "nows"
.ind several "thens") with what the old Scotchman called the "deevelish part" of
your make-up.
$ * ? *
It's safe to say "you" and not miss the mark, for we all belong to the same
lodge, and it seems to be a part of some great plan to try us out and see if we can
thus earn the right to rule greater things.
* * *
Most every day some one of the many "warriors of the enemy" come across
your pathway and puts up a scrap to see if he can rule.
:{s sfe *
You must bo well trained and alert or he will make you bend the knee or,
perhaps, break a leg or permanently cripple you.
:j: :'f- *
There are several of these "enemies" which can be named over, but for the
purpose of this article let us speak of the narcotics, the family which includes
morphine, whiskey, coffee, cocaine, tea, tobacco, etc., all the same family, each
member having a different degree of strength.
* * *
Now, coffee is perhaps one of the most plausible and'deceitful of them all.
.St # i}-.
It has many friends, but cooly and cunningly knifes them, and they don't
know where the blow comes from.
if: ifi z\:
Many and many a ppor, nervous wreck, with weak heart, suffers by day and
lies sleepless at night without suspecting that his "dear old friend," Mr. Coffee is
quietly pushing him along towards the silent city. No, coffee don't hurt every
one by any manner of means, but it does pick out the highly organized individ?
uals and wrecks them by the score.
* * *
Perhaps the victim realizes it, but has fallen time and again in the battle
and been whipped so often that he has given up and bowed the head to the chain
of his master.
s . * * * '
"I simply cannot give up my coffee," is the wail, and so day by day he grovels
and the master stretches him a few turns tighter on the rack of suffering.
* * *
Make sure of one thing. Once you become conscious of the fact that a fight
is on, suffering follows steadily until you are able to rule.
tf; $ *
Then comes the reward?comfort, health and happiness for the. victor.
* * #
It is good work to stand right up and smash away with a "mailed fist," but
it's much more comfortable to whip Mr. Coffee by throwing him "right over the
side of the mountain" and give his place to Postum.
* * *
A steaming, fragrant cup of this famous beverage has the clear seaUbrown.
color which changes to a rich golden brown under cream.
* * *
Ofttimes the victory of one's better self over a known enemy is followed
quickly by remarkable changes?peaceful sleep, balanced nerves, stronger hearty
and all the joy which comes after the removal of a drug and its replacement with
natural food elements which old Dame Nature is only too glad to seize upon for
the building material so badly needed and so long denied.
' ? ' ? $ * * '
Well, here's best wishes to you, reader. Hope you don't get "licked" too
often; it's weakening.
?
Postum Cereal Company. Limited. Battle Creek, Michigan, U. S. A.
Measure Goes Bad: to House
for Concurrence in
Amendment?.
TO CHANGE HOSPITAL NAME
Measure Introduced Is Aimed
at A. G. L. Relict Depart?
ment.
[Special to The Tlmes-Di.-patch.]
Raleigh, N. C, Feoruary 14.?The
Sonate donated tor two hdur3 to-day
the Kent bill, from the House, prohibit?
ing near-beer In North Carolina; pass?
ed It on its final reading; and sent it
back, to the House tor concurrence in
some minor amendments. The vote foi
the bill on final reading was 51 to 3.
Senator Boyden stirred mirth by ot
forltig as a substitute a resolution pro?
viding that any members of tho North
Carolina Legislatures of 111.05-1011, in?
clusive, who have voted for prohibition
measurer, and taken a drink of vinous,
spirituous or malt Ibi'tors shall be
guilty of felony,- and be punished by
death.
The House passed the Battle bill,
to allow cities and owns to emend ana
change charters at will by vote of the
people. It passed its final reading, anu
was sent to the Senat?.
Senator (julckel introduced a bill to
change the nuu.e ot the Western Hos?
pital at Morganton, to Murphy Memo?
rial State. Hospital.
The Connor bill, to prevent railroad
employes trorn being members of re?
lict associations was displaced as a
Special order, and referred to tho two
judlciury committees for additional re?
port.
The House Committee on Public Ser?
vice Corporations has decided upon a
favorable report for the Pace bill. thM
would make it unlawful for any rail?
road company to exact from any rail?
road employe any portion of their
wages for the maintenance of hospi?
tals, relief association or r.imilar de?
partments, and making such action by
any officer of a railroad company pun?
ishable by fine of $100 to $500.. This is
aimed, it. Is said, at the Atlantic Coast
Line relief department especially, It is
raid, too, that the tight being' made
against this organization Is Inspired
by national labor brotherhoods, that
are seeking to get on permanent and
general country-wide, basis their ih
b lira nee features, which lelief associa?
tions such as that of the Coast Line,
hampers considerably.
Purity of Elections*.
A bill has been pending for some
time to make the. purchase of votes
and similar offenses usaln.it the purity
of elections in this State felonies, in
ntead of misdemeanor?-, is to have
favorable report. Rather, a. substitute
bill to this effect Is to be reported by
Judiciary Committee No. 1, for the
Ewart bill. Other sections of the
Ewart bill. Including payment of poll
tax and granting immunity to wit?
nesses for prosecution, arc stricken out,
and the substitute made to simply
amend Revisal of 190?, section 3386.
The joint Committee on Fish and
Fisheries are at work on a substitute
for the Fish Commission bill, and ex?
pect to complete their labors and be
ready to report, within a day or two
The Senate committee is headed by
Chairman Martin, of Washington, and
the House committee by Chairman
Dousnton. of Alloghany, They are
modifying the original bill, and per?
fecting it to as to be the least objec?
tionable to all parties.
Charters have been issued to the A.
D. Brown Dry Goodr. Company, of
Wilmington, capital $125,000, to begin
business with $40.000. Incorporators:
A. D- Brown. L. C McClellan and Thos.
W. Harrison.
Swan Quarter Tish and Oyster Com?
pany, of Swan Quarter, Hyde Company,
capital $10,000, to begin business with
S600. Incorporators: Clifford Harris,
of Pantego. C. C. Jackson, of Pine
Town, and William Swindell, of Swan
Quarter; Ramssur Pharmacy, of
Ramseur, capital $20,000, to begin bus?
iness with S2.000. Incorporators: H.
B. Carter, N. F. Nash and C. E. Smith,
ot Ramseur; also to the A. &'. Johnson
Manufacturing Company, of Smlthfiold,
to manufacture rrtedlcai preparations,
capital 310,000, to begin business with
32,100. Incorporators: A. S. Johnson,
W. W. Cole and R. M. Nowell. The De
cotah Cotton Mills, Incorporated, of
Lexington, amends its charter, increas?
ing its capital stock from $150,000 to
5200.0?O. C. A. Hunt is president.
The body of Mallory Faucette. former
railroad conductor on tho Seaboard Air
Line, and for some time past connected
with one of the woodyards. here, who
was killed late last night by a street
car, was carried to Durham this after?
noon for interment. Ha had a mother
and sister living in Durham.
Sale of Cigarettes.
The McPhaul bill to prohibit the
salo of cigarettes in North Carolina,
pending lor some time before the
House Committee on Health, of which
Dr. McPhaul is himself chairman, ha?
received an unfavorable report, in spite
of a remarkable plea for the measure
that Dr. McPhaul made thi3 evening
It is possible that Dr. McPhaul will
present a minority report in order to
get the bill before, the House in spite
of tho unfavorable report. The argu- i
mein that seemed to sway the commit- |
tee was that the bill would react I
against the tobacco growers of North
Carolina and then fail to accomplish
the end that the advocates of tb.9
measure desired to attain, just as, in
tho language of one member of the
committee, "the State prohibition law
falls to prevent the use of whiskey in
the State."
The Ewart bill to provide for inspec?
tion of all whiskies and other intoxi?
cants shipped into North Carolina, and
imposing an inspection tax of 25 cents
per gallon, was considered at consid?
erable length by the House Committee
on Liquor Traffic. Mr. Ewart represent?
ed to the committee that there waa
shipped into North^Carolina during the
past year not less'than three-quarters
of a million gallons of intoxicants, in
spite of the prohibiton status, and that
a great part of It was adulterated, and
poison to a degree. He would main?
tain inspection, much as the oil inspec?
tion is maintained. Tho commltteo
finally concluded that tho bill prop?
erly belonged to tho Judiciary Com?
mittee, and decided to return it to
the House for reference to that com?
mittee. 1
. The movement for a, great central
highway through Central North Caro?
lina, from Beaufort to the Tennessee
line, crystallized to-day In the Central
Highway Convention, with fifteen coun?
ties represented.
The road would be 400 miles long. A
bill authorizing the counties to provide
$50 per mile toward the expense of
construction war. prepared to bo passed
by the Legislature. R. P. Varner,
editor of Southern Good Roads, was
made permanent chairman.
COMPROMISE IS REACHED,
Restoration of Fast Mall Service on
Southern Railway.
[Special to The Times-Dispa tch. J
Bristol. Va., February 11.?Folowlng
tho delay and confusion on the fast
n?all service between the Ea3t and tho
South, occasioned by an order of th?
Southern Railway, cuttipg tho mail
?ars out of the. Waahington.-Chatta
nooga trains here, and at Chattanooga
Monday, a compromise war, effected to?
day -whereby the service was restored
Local officials of the railway ? would
give out no details regarding tho na?
ture of tho agreement.
Johnson?Altcnburg.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Spotsylvanla. Va., February 11.?
George B. Johnson, of Mt. Pleasant,
and MIhb Inez Altonhurg. of Snoll.
| ?potsylvania county, woro married at
IS
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of the Eaptist Church, officiating. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David F. Altenburg, of Spotsylvania
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but gently on
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Stop ?fter
dia?as
diarcu?
cute indu
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Qcnuino muit bear alsoatur*.
Sample Shoe Sale
NOW ON
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes
$1.98
Porter's Specialty Shoe Store,
217-2J10 North Fifth Street.
Repairing. Voicing ; and General
Overhauling.
Let us estimate for you.
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CRAFTS
Fifth and Grace Streets.
TOTAMElUCAlt M!&*tmt9&Bt AHUWS
1~THE BEST
Five-Story Fireproof Building
at Seventh and Grace
Streets.
Plans were filed yesterday in the
office of the Building Inspector for the
erection of a five-story brich and con?
crete building at the northeast corner
of Seventh and Grace Streets, to cost
$120,000. Excavations for the enor?
mous basement are already nearly com?
pleted. The plans have been prepared
by Architect Charles K. Bryant, and
tho building will be erected by John
T. Wilson, incorporated. The property
belongs to Thalhimer Tros., and has
been leased for a term of years to
Sydnor & Hundley- The or'ginal plans
were drawn some months ago for a
three-story building, but were, revised
to make it five stories and basement,
and to provide for fireproof construc?
tion throughout. The store will front
121 feet 10 inches on Grace Street, al?
most opposite the main c.tcc of the
Southern Boll Telephone Company. It
runs back along Seventh Street 155
feet 6 Inches, between parallel lines to
an alley, tho Seventh Street front, fac?
ing directly the new Young Men's
Christian Association.
The structure, when completed, will
stand seventy-eight feet above the
curb line. ' he building code provides
that all buildings sixty-flvo feet or
more in height must be of fireproof
construction.
Other New Structure*.
Other plans for new buildings were
filed yesterda as follows:
Miss Dora E. and E. R. Allen, to
erect a two-story brick dwelling, 2102
Stuart Avenue, to cost $5,000.
Mrs. R. B. McDowell, to ..rect a two
story frame store and dwelling on the
north side of Venable Street, between
Tulip and Pink Streets, to cost ?S,400.
. Pertnltn loued.
Repair permits were issued yesterday
as f owi:
Mrs. Eiset.te Heiker. to repair a
frame dwelling. 304 1-2 West Baker
Street, to cost $500.
P. Whitlock. to repair a brick dwell?
ing. 6 South Spith Street, to coat $356.
Richmond Transfer Company, to re?
pair and enlarge brick garage, 103
West Canal Stteet, to cost $oSj.
Approaching Marriage.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Spotsylvanla, Va., February 11.?Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph A. Pendletoiu of Soot.
sylvania, have announced the approach?
ing marriage of their daughter, Misn
Carrie, to Kev. Thomas S. Greer. of
the Wichita Methodist Conference. Kan?
sas. The wedding will b? celebrated
in a fsw days at the home of the
bride's sister. Mrs. Innls D. Harris, in
Wichita, Kansas.
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or have you other chronio ailments?
Call on DR. FORTNEY, Neurologist,
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tion. Wonderful cures through neu?
rological methods.
W. E. Tanner.
John F. Tanner.
PAINTS, STAINS, BRUSHES
Tanner Paint
THE ORIGINALS
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. Fred. Richardson,
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