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No longer docs the woman who seeks exclusiveness; wait
until the new season has well advanced before she buys a suit, for right now in the beginning of the season many of the models we have now cannot be duplicated later. It is decidedly advantageous from the point of service to buy your Suit now. h can be worn the remainder of the win? ter, all through spring and next autumn. Hundreds of new models are here?Suits of the finest French serge, attractive black and white stripes, stylish shepherd checks, cream serge and many novelty weaves. erge Some very attractive models in Cream Serge Suits, strictly tailored models with new short coats w a <w & and plain gored skirt, arc nicely lined with savin duchess. These are extremely stylish as well as serviceable. ine Tail These are in a variety of styles, of the fine worsteds, hairline serge, plain serge, mixtures and xt/m?/?< snowflake homespuns. The nobby coats are lined with Duch esse satin, caressingly sort, strictly tailored or sailor collar effects, with plain gored or flare skirts, in all the new shades for spring. All sizes to fit any ficurc. some without alterations. Local V. M. I. Chapter to Hear Distinguished Men?Will Educate Boy. Secretary of War .Tacob McGavock i Dickinson, of Tennessee, and the assist- I am chief of staff of the army. General j "William Harding Carter, who was born) in Henrlco county, have accepted irivi-j t?ti?ns from the Richmond Chapter of j the Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association to address the society on the occasion of its next annual meet? ing. November 11, 1911. The annual gathering of the nssoc'n tion will celebrate the seventy-fourth anniversary of the founding of the In? stitute. The Richmond Chapter has a membership of 130, including fourteen New Market cadets, and representing every professional and business inter? est. <"olonel John R. Purcell, the presi? dent, has appointed the following com- | m'tPic i< arrange for the coming cel? ebration: George Ainslie. Branch B. Morgan, Hunsdon Cary, Captain Joseph K. Willard, K. T. D, Meyers. Clarence Millhiser, J. T. W. Curtis, William II. "White; General Charles J. Anderson and Captain J. C. Wise. While the speakers have been given full liberty t<> select their subjects, it ? fc- understood that "The Value of a Military Training" and "The Virginia Military institute in the Armies, Past and Present" are the subjects se? lected by Secretary Dickinson and Gen? eral Carter, respectively. A movement ;r on foot in the associa? tion to use its funds for the education of a Richmond 'joy at the institute, the successful candidate to be selected by the members as a body. The officers arc now at work on the details, with a view of submitting them to the ap? proval of the chapter In a special meet? ing, bo that the applicant may be se? lected for the coming session. POLICE COURT CASES Ciikc Against Dr. Uronddus Continued to if fell ,1.1. Robert Alexiiiidf?-,-ctflored, was fined in Police Court yesterday morning on a charge of feloniously assaulting 'Hiram Smith. Dr. W. 13. Rroaddus appeared to an? swer to the charge of running down ."Walter Cole man, nine years old, who was struck by Dr. Broadduo's automo? bile Tuesday night, but, owing to the uncertain condition of the boy, the case wa.s continued to March 15. Dr. Broaddus was bailed in the sum of 51.000. James Gray, colored, charged with assaulting Margaret Glasgow, was lined $25, and placed under JKOO se? curity for six months. Jesse Sirnms. colored, was sentenced *o three months on each of three charges of stealing clothes from A. Grecntree. MANY PASS Ttut Only Thirty Men May He Selected for Addition to Police force. Forty-throe out of fifty aspirants for thirty jobs as policemen successfully passed the examination Tuesday after? noon. There were seventy men already on the eligible list, and there, firs now 11candidates from whom the BoHfd of Police Commissioners may pick the thirty men. It was BtatCd t;-.st most of Them made a high per? centage, and that many knew the lo? cation of the City Hall and the point in the horizon at which the sun rises Thus, it v. ill be observed, it will be rather a hard task for the commis? sioners to select only thirty men out of so many promising aspirants. Vote on V. W. C. A. Sale. To secure a membership vote ?n th" recent sale <>f the property of the Young Women's Christian Association, now occupied by the home. In East Franklin Street, a meeting held to-night at S o'clock in give, the purchaser, Preston clear title. A feature of to-night's meetinc- will he. an address bv Miss May Quinn, ex? tension secretary, employed in one of the largest of the blp factories in jersey City, N. J will be order to Cobh, n YOU will never regret taking the Bitters when the appe? tite lags, when the digestion is poor or when you suffer from Colds, Grippe or Malarial Dis? orders. Try it. OSTETTER 0?S??8&tATF.O STOMACH BITTER^ ????Mi Sharpe Made Committee Chair? man?Indications Are for Suc? cess of Movement. Because of his added duties since the lire in the Lnrus tobacco factory. Chairman W. T. Reed, of the Chamber of Commerce committee on the manu? facturers' exhibit, yesterday requested that he he relieved of the chairman? ship, and .lohn W. Sharpe was elected In his stead. Mr. Reed has been most active in his work for the exhibit, and said that though he was as much in? terested as ever, he felt that it would be impossible for him to give the prop? osition the time and attention that it deserved. ?>> The committee accented tho voluntary services of \V. K. Bache t>? assist in malting a canvass of the manufactur? ers who have not yet responded to the letters recently sent out by the chain ber. One member of the committee will be associated with Mr. Bach each day on his rounds among the manu? facturers, and indications are that re? sponse- will be most generous; Manufacturers in Charge. Feeling that the establishment ol tho exhibit will be of direct benefit to the manufacturers here, as it has been In other cities, the chamber, after collecting all the data possible, turned tho proposition over to them with as? surances that it would receive the moral support and every other assist? ance possible towards its successful operation. Following are members of the com? mittee who have the matter in charge: .lohn W. Sharpe, chairman; it. S. Crump. F. W. Brown, .1. L. Hill, Spotts? wood Allen, J. S. Purrlsh nnd I. J, Marcuse. There will he no expense attached to the proposed exhibit except that for operation, and no profits except bene? fits in the way of increased patronage to the local manufacturers. When the canvass for membership has progressed far enough to practi? cally assure the establishment of the exhibit, another meeting of the com? mittee will bo culled for the purpose of making definite plans. It le esti? mated that fewer than 100 members will be necessary. BOYS WIN CERTIFICATES Governor Honors Henrlco Youths for Prise Corn Growing, Several members of boys' corn clubs in Henrlco county will shortly be pre? sented with certificates by Governor Mann a.s a mark of distinction for raising; large crops. They will be awarded to the following young agri? culturists: Bmll Zeller. Varl na Dis? trict; Burnett Roni;, Westhamptoh: Campbell Harris, Highland Park; Thus. Scott. Highland Park; Archie Moore. Highland Park, and Martin Wine bur. of Varlna. Youths of the county are displaying marked interest in the numerous clubs which have been formed In the Hen? rlco schools under the direction of Su? per! n.t nnd en t A. D. Wright. T. O. San? dy, chief demonstrator for Virginia, Bureau of Plant Industry. United States Department of Agriculture, is encouraging the youngsters In their work. Ho has promised them n separ? ate booth for the exhibition of their products at tho State Fr.tr next vear. SPECIAL MEETINGS Calvary Baptist? Will Hear Series of Speakers. The congregation of tho Calvary Baj list Church hns decided not to have a series of evangelistic meetings thi* spring, as has been tho custom, hut has arranged for a series of special meetings for the stimulation of the church members. These meetings will be held during Ute week beginning March 13, and will ';*? a Stressed v.- five speakers of dif forent denominations. A quartet of male singers from \. ake Forest College will assist at all I the meetings CHARGED WITH MURDER -Vorth Carolina N'egfo Suspected Ar? rested In Richmond. Matthew Mobaave, colored, was sir rested yesterday by Detective Sergeant. Bf.iJoy on suspicion of being wanted in Wilson county. N. C.. for complicity In M^mion? ?f D?PUty ShGriff George Sh'eri'ff W. n. r>. sharp arrived hero lay night, and will take Mebono hi ck with hlt?. ? r trial Mebane Is said to be tho last of elev? en outlaws whom Deputy Sheriff Mun ford was trying to arrest ?h?h lib was fchot nnd killed Wins Against Insurance Com pan v. i he paso ol it v. Peyton against the supreme grand Council, rndependonl Order of St. Aike. triojl yesterday l?i tin- I.i xv and Ktiuity Court. resulted In A verdicl of tiQo for tht plaintiff. The actio,, was to recover on ri nolW of insurance. * City Attorney Pollard Thinks There Is No Warrant for Appropriation. LIKELY TO PASS ALDERMEN Budget Will Probably Go Through Entire at To-Night's Meeting. Alhough twice on record, as opposing an appropriation for music in the parks, there seems every probability that the Board of Aldormon will con? cur In tho annual budget to-night as it comes from the Council, despito an opinion from the City Attorney that the item is illegal. It may be vetoed by Mayor Richardson, who under tho charter may veto any single Item of an appropriation ordinance without affecting the remainder. Last month the Board of Aldermen refused to concur In a resolution in? structing the Committee on Finance to provldo for music in the parks, and to make assurance doubly sure, refused to reconsider that vote. The argu? ments were that there was rib general demand for music, and that tho gath? ering of large crowds of sometimes disorderly people was not desirable. In response to this action, the Commit? tee on Finance made no provision in tho budget for music. Council Puts Item In. The Common Council, over the pro? test of the Committee on Finance, amended the budget by taking $3;925 from the account of grading and pav? ing of allays, for which 510.000 had been provided, and giving it for musi<\ Members of tee Street Committee ana of the Board of Health say that the work of alley paving can ill afford to be cut in half. Nevertheless, it had been pretty well agreed yesterday that the. Board would adopt the budget as a whole. One member said that he considered the music item i'.l advised, but that In view ol the enormous improvements which should be under way In the early spring months, mo believed it would cost the city more to ue up the appropriation ordinance between the two branches and so delay the call for bids on important work. Bather loan risk the delay of amendments and the consequent bandying backward and forward between the two branches, several members have agreed to vote for the paper as a whole, experience in the past having shown that once the budget is broken, every member tries to get in his favorite appropria? tion, and the carefully balanced ordi? nance, the work of months in the Finance Committee, Is left a wreck. Says Item In IHoriiI. Even were the Board to concur in the ordinance, it seems doubtful wether the Auditor would pay the I music Item in view of an opinion ren? dered by City Attorney Pollard to the Committee on Finance in response to a request for a decision on the subject of music in the parks. After reviewing many decisions, Mr. Pollard says: ? After a careful consideration of the provisions of the charter. 1 cannot say that the power to make tho appropria I tlon reforrod to can be fairly implied ? in, or incident to, any one of the pow I ers expressly granted. 1 am. there I fore, constrained to hold that the ap? propriation proposed to be made for ! music, in the parks during the summer ! cannot be legally made under the char i tor of the city of Richmond, nor im | der any general law in force applying I to the cities and towns of the Com | monwealth." 1 In reviewing many cases, Mr. Pol ; lard enlls attention to a decision by i the Supreme Court of Massachusetts j "that there are many things in the ' management of town or city affairs I which are done without objection and j pass by gonerai consent, which cannot. I when objection Is made, and they are I brought tu the test of judicial investi ? gation. be supported aa strictly legal." The opinion goes on to say: Not tor ?'Oenernl Welfare." "It Is well settled in Virginia that the so-called general welfare clause of municipal charters Is to be confined to the ordinary objects and purposes of municipal corporations. It is also 'set? tled law in this State that a municipal corporation possesses | nd can exercise tho followlntr powers and none others': (11 Those granted In express words: (2) those necessarily, or fairly .Im? plied In or Incident to the powers ex? pressly granted, and (3) those essen? tial to tho declared objects and pur? poses of the corporation, not simply convenient but Indispensable. "In Virginia charters are to be strictly construed, and 'where a doubt exists as to a particular power, that j doubt Is to bo solved against the ex j istence of the power.' Applying those [ princ iples to the present charter of the I city In order/to solve the question pro? pounded, It becomes at once apparent that no such power has been expressly granted." Many Supreme Court decisions In Virginia and elsewhere are cited In support of the position taken by the Cltv Attorney. LB VT f OS THE eOWEtS AfiO uvta_ 'AH Omfjlrtj i Don't shop around for I We have a nice assortment at $2.00 up. Smith & Webster, Inc. Jewelers-- Opticians, 612 E. Main St. Three Weeks of Recreation Twin Screw Steamer?11,000 Tons. BERMUDA, ST. THOMAS, POTO RICO, PANAMA CANAL, JA? MAICA, CUBA. tPl??J?v/U and Upwards. March 18, 1911. Richmond 1 ransfer Co. 809 East Main Street, Richmond, Va. Chamber Committees and Rep? resentative Business Men Indorse Project. REFERRED TO DIRECTORS Belief Expressed That Vast Trade W.ould Find Its Way to Richmond. Unanimously expressing tho belief j that the proposed railroad between Doswell. at the junction of the Rich tnond, Frede rlcksburg and Potomac Railroad and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and Wicomlco, In North? umberland county, would be one of the greatest steps in the modern commcr- J cial progress of the city, the Chamber of Commerce committees on inland j trade and business enterprise, in Joint session last night. Indorsed the propo? sition, as presented by C. M. Ward and his associates, who are promoting It. On motion of John C. Freeman, the recommendation for raising money for i the road was referred to a meeting of I the; Chamber of Commerce board of dl- ; rectors, which was called by President II. W. Wood for this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. j There was some discussion of the! most acceptable mode for raising the j money, which approximately will amount to $ I'm,000. Several of thos* present favored stock subscriptions, but It was finally decided that the sub? scription proposition, which Mr. Ward favored, would be the best. The en? thusiasm of the meeting, which includ? ed a number of prominent citizens not ' members of the rcmmlttces. was shown j by the fact that several liberal dona- j tiohs were offered in the meeting. It ; was stated also that the two railroads ! would do everything in their power to ' make the move a success. Of the forty five men who were specially invited,' forty wore present, and there was not j one who did not highly favor the con? struction of the road. .Mr. Wnrd'n Finn. Vice-President T. M. Carrlngton. of the Chamber of Commerce, presided, 1 and, having been most active In the interests of the new road, he read z carefully prepared paper showing what was needed and what the city and the country through which It Is to run might expect. Mr. Ward answered numerous questions. He estimated that the cost of building would bo $lv 500,000, and stated that the $160,000 subscription asked from this city. If raised, would not be touched until after the road was actually In running order. President Wood, of the chamber, was quite as positive as Mr. Ward of the advantages of the road. In fact, he went further, and stated that he be? lieved if the huslness men of the city would raise the money needed they would he more than repaid from the patronage of the people In the section opened up. The M. yor and several of the most substantial business men of the city followed him, and wore of tho same opinion; Mr. Oarrington and Mr. Ward had collaborated to show the resources of the country through which the new road Is to Din, and every one present was presented with an expert's report of what could bo expected If it were built, it being really a statoment of Richmond's legitimate trade that now goes to Baltimore. Colonel John Mur? phy, who Is most actively interested, recounted the fact that before the War Between the States there was a stage line Into this section, but that since j then even that means of communica? tion had been cut off. j It Is expected that at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors this afternoon some definite ! action will be taken, and that a good [nucleus of money will be raised among j those who attend. Elks Choose Officers for Year, j Colonel James Goes to Grand Lodge. joiin n. hmi,ey. John B. Bllley was last night unan? imously elected exalted ruler of Rich? mond Lodge. No. ir,. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at the an? nual meeting held in the homo. He succeeds Colonel B. O. James, who was selected, according to custom, as rep? resentative of tho local lodge to the Grand Lodge, which will he held next summer In Atlantic City. More than 2fi0 members were present at last night's session, which was fol? lowed by an informal dinner. Among other matters discussed waB tho forthcoming Atlantic City oonvon tion. Many of those present signified their intention of attending the big gathering of tho antlered tribe. The committee in charge of the event Is planning to have a special train to carry the delegation to the Jersey re? sort, and extensive preparations are being made here for tho evbnt, The following officers wore elected: John B. Bllley, exalted ruler; M. F. Richter, ostoemed loading knight; Eu? gene Brauer, esteemed loyal knight; \Vllllnm Perlsteln, esteemed lecturing knight; T. R. A. Burke, secretary; John T. Anderson, Jr., treasurer; L. J. Schu? mann, tiler; J. E. Forgussen, trustee for three years; Past Exalted Ruler B. O. James, representative to Grand Lodge; T. R. A. Burke, alternate. I State Corporation Commission Refuses Petition of Trigg j Bondholders. PUBLIC INTEREST INVOLVED _ , Legislature Presumed to Know] W,hat It Was Doing. Text of Opinion. In a bfibC oral opinion following the delivery of the written decision of the State Corporation Commission re? fusing the petition of the Trlgg bond? hohlera to be allowed to close the Richmond dock. Judge R. TL. Prentls said in court yesterday morning that In his opinion the time had not come for such action. He commented on tiie fact that in the early days a "large amount of public funds had gone Into ; the establishment and maintenance of this public utility, and further that efforts are being constantly made to secure money from the national gov? ernment for the advancement of the Hhlpplng Interests 01 this city. At stiel ' a time, ho thought it to be for the' interest of the public that the dork bei k?. pt open. j Further, said Judge Prentls, he be- ! lleved it was a matter 61 good faith! to the people, who had engaged In business on the strength Of the loca? tion of the dock whete it la, thai it should be maintained In use Mould Have i)tsnili<HV?l, Judge W. F. Rbea sai 1 briefly that ', he had personally been In favor of djs , missing the petition on motion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com- J pany when this feature was inlefpoueti. This motion was m?dc by Attorney Henry Taylor, Jr.. on the ground that the railway's contract would vio? lated by the closing of the dock. The other members had hot, apparently; agreed with Judge Rhea on this point. The opinion of the commission was by Commissioner J. Richard Wlngfield It disposes of the threatened closing of the dock, which has been so vigor? ously fought by the city of Richmond, by the Chamber of Commerce, by the Chesapeake and Ohio and by adjacent business men. The proceedings were begun under an act of the last Legis? lature, authorizing the closing of such an institution by the commission under certain conditions. Text ?f Opinion. Mr. Winqfield's opinion. In which all the members of the commission con? curred, is as follows: "The net of Assembly of March 16, 191U, under which we are proceeding. I authorizes the State Corporation Com- I mission, upon application of the owner1 or owners thereof; to close or dlscon- I tlnuo any private dock or wharf af? fected with a public use or easement arid which Is, or tuny be, located In or [ near any city or town where the city , or town is establishing, or ha.-, estab? lished, 'locks and wharves open to the public etc.. etc., etc. "This act Imports an Inquiry by the Corporation Commission, and author- j lzes the commission, in its discretion. to grant or refuse the application. "Several preliminary questions have been raised in this c?se and ably ar? gued by counsel. Act Cunntltutlonnl. "First. The defendants demurred to ' the jurisdiction of the commission, and contended that the act in question was j unconstitutional and therefore void. ! The prima facie presumption is that the act of Assembly is not unconstitu- 1 tional. and nothing has been advanced in this connection, In my opinion. to overcome that presumption. I "Second. Counsel for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway moved to discon- , tinue the case, on the ground that the j closing of the dock would violate, the contract between said railway and the l Trlgg Shipbuilding Company. This] consequence does not necessarily fid low. The mere closing of the dock, or discontinuance of the public use. or easement, would not conflict with said contract, and if, after said easement was discharged, the owners failed in any respect to comply with said con? tract, the relief could, be obtained from the established courts of the State, by whom such questions can be better adjudicatee than by this commission, and the act of March 16, 1910. express? ly provides that "nothing herein con? tained shall be held to impair the obli? gation of any contract existing at the time of the passage of this act be? tween the owner of such wharf or Iiis predecessor, in the title and individ? uals, other than the public." Lcfflataturc Should Know. "Third. Evidence was Introduced to show that tiie Legislature acted in ig? norance of the purpose of the owners of this Richmond dock to close the same. Tho act of Assembly simply authorizes the owners of such docks to apply to this commission to be al? lowed to close or discontinue the pub? lic use or easement. The purpose o? the act Is plain upon its face, and it is to he presumed that the Legislature acted advisedly In authorizing such an inquiry by this commission. "Having disposed of these prelimi? nary questions, we have now to con? sider the case on its merits. In other words, to consider whether it is to the public Interest that this Richmond dock he closed and discharged of the public use or easement. It has been shown conclusively that a large part of the anthracite coal used by citizens of Richmond comes by boat: that at present about one-half of such coal brought in by boat Is discharged at tills dock. It has also been shown that dealers In coal have made tiieir investments and established their warerooms and plants contiguous to this dock, relying upon the continu? ance of tho same. I am therefore con? strained to think that under existing conditions It is'of Importance, and that ! the public interests of Richmond re I quire, that this dock be kept open, and I therefore that the application of the i owners to close the same and discharge said dock from public use or easement thereof must now be refused." OornlHlmieiH Came Decided. lit the case of John Rc.bman and brother against Joseph D. Welsh In garnishee proceeding, pending in the City Circuit Court, the court decided yesterday that certain property in the hands of McComb & Block, valued at $65, was the property of tho defendant Welsh, and therefore, was subject to the garnishment. Suit Instituted. Ruit was Instituted yesterday in the City Circuit Court by Mrs. J. H. Christopher against tho Virginia Rail? way and Power Company for" damages laid at $5.000 for personal injuries. No declaration has been filed. Mrs. Christopher is represented by Light foot & Tucker. IFHE SAVINGS BANK a TO SAVE IS TO SUCCEED. Open your account with us and earn 3 per cent, compound interest. 1117 East Main Street, Save Your Dollars I By taking advantage of our reduced prices. SUITS AND OVERCOATS WORTH UP TO $30 00 NOW $14.75. $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 EXTRA TROUSERS NOW $2.50. $6.50, $7.50 and $8.50 BOYS' SUITS NOW $2.50. Mostly all sizes in each sale. j Gans-Rady Company Preparatory Meeting Addressed by Miss Lattimore, of Sage Foundation. A large representation of men und women from the different organizations in Richmond interested in child welfare work and associated with it were pres? ent at the meeting held yesterday af? ternoon In tho hall of the House of Delegates to discuss questions of inter? est in connection with a child confer? ence to he held during May in Rich? mond. Or. R. FC. Flannugan, presiding pfllcer, explained the purpose of the State Con? ference of Charities and Correction in regard to a child conference In Vir? ginia and the help promised the pro? posed undertaking by the Russell Sage Foundation. Rev. .1. T. Mastin sa'd that the pro gran, committee, of which ho was chair? man, could not make a full report, lie presented, however, as the result of a committee meeting. some suggestions as to preparing a program. Prominent Speakern. Dr. Mastin said (hat. In addition to State and local speakers on the work and interests of children, there would] bo addresses during the conference from a number of the most prominent national workers and speakers, among th?m Dr. II. II. Hart, director child helping department. Russell .Sage Foun? dation: Dr. Ooddnrd, director Psycho? logical deportment of tho School for Feeble Minded Children, Vlneland, N. l'r. I;. R. Reeder, author of "How Two Hundred Children Live and Learn": Miss Florence U Latttmore. assistant director, Russell Sage Foun? dation. Mlsa I.attimore was then Introduced by Dr. Mnstin, and made a most lnter ostlng talk. She said thai just three things had boon suggested to her by Dr. Flannagah. The first was why Virginia should Have a child confer? ence, and Ui taking up this point Miss Lattimore explained how necessary It was that community conditions and laws must be remembered. Site said the conference could be In the nature of a family reunion, with its delibera? tions directed to questions concerning tho children In which the State family as well as the Individual family would be glad to hear a part. Mnke StigRCNtlonii. Others offering helpful suggestions and making short talks were Dr. Doug? las Freeman. Mr. Judkins, MIsk Mary Norwood. Dr. Buchanan. Miss Von Stone Harris. Miss Johnston, Mrs. Val? entine, Rev. Dr. McDnnlel and Miss Gulley. On motion of Dr. Maslln It was de? cided that one representative from each of the various organizations pres? ent be chosen to form a committee of co-operation, to act and work with the chairman of the child conference and 1 his committee. sw?ns0n notified i Secretory Hrenmnnn Deliver* III? Com mlHMlnn Without Ceremony. No ceremonies at all were had atj tjic delivery to Senator Claude A. Swan son of his commission to sue feed himself, which was made In Wash? ing on Tuesday afternoon. The com i mission and the notification to thoj ' clerk of the United States Senate wer? entrusted by Governor Mann to J. N. ; Brenaman, secretary of the State. Dem? ocratic Committee, and within five ; hours after tho Governor had directed the Secretary of the Commonwealth to ; issue the commission It was read by the olerk In Washington, at the in? stance of Senator Thomas S. Martin. With Mr. Brenaman at the time wcw ! Peyton F. St. Clalr, of Giles county:1 1 former Speaker W. D. Cardwell. Ben 1 p. Owen. Jr.. Dr. D. S. Freeman and; ! Captain W. W. Baker The party'called ' , for the Senators, and they came from ; the chamber together. Mr. Brenaman handed the commission to Senator ? Swansori and the certificate to Senator Martin, and the junior Senator thanked ! him Then Senator Martin hurried back Into the chamber and had tlie I clerk read the certificate. Senator Stone, of Missouri, yielding for this ; purpose. It was all over. broaTstreetsale j StonehOuse Bring? 940,000 Cn?h ns In? vestment. A large tran-^ctlon In centrally lo ' cat cd Broad Street property was put on record yesterday, transferring tho house and lot at AOi East Broad Street. ' occupied by Kirk wood's Restaurant. I from Thomas F. Jeffries -to James B. Flam, for SlO.onn cash. The property fronts twentv-six feet one-half Inch on i Broad. between Fourth nnd Fifth i Streets. The purchase was for Invest j mont purposes. _ Mr*. Snurk? Will Spenk. I Mr? Mav Pauline Sparks, national ! lecturer of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, will speak to-niglit at 8 o'clock In the Northslde Baptist ? Church. Tt is expected that Governor , Mann will be present. Mrs. W .7. May , hoc will rend, while a solo will ho rcn Idercd hv Mrs. J. S. Meredith. A fea? ture, will be selections by a chorus choir, under the direction of John W. Fontaine composed of the choirs of the Baptist. Presbyterian nnd Metho? dist Churches of the Northslde. Eleet Dr. Cnnnon'a Successor. For the purpose of electing a new superintendent of the Anti-Saloon Uengue of Virginia, a meeting of tho executive committee will l<e held here March 9. Rev. J. D. McAlister. secre? tary of the league, has been promi? nently mentioned as a likoly choice, while Rev. R. Hi Bennett, of Dynch burg, has been spoken of. C. T. Jor? dan, of Staunton. has refused to allow the use of his name. Mfnrrlttge fdeensc*. Marriage licenses were Issued yes? terday In the Hustings Court to Rich? ard T^ee Cnmphell and Wyllye K. Rob? inson, and to Preston C. Day nnd Mar? tha If. Chapman, both of Washington. ? D. C, where Mr. Day Is employed as a j government clerk. Improvement* for Otnter Pnrk. ? On account of Its rapid growth, the J operating company of Ginter Park is now having some of its? streets extend? ed, macadamizing severnl of them, and making other improvements to this Railroad Ticket Was Imperfectly Punched?Cases in Court of Appeals. Argument will ho rnude to-day In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals In the apneaiTpf the Baltimore and Ohio Kail way Company agalnBt Agnes Thornton, In which the latter seeks $3,000 damages for ejectment from a train because of an imperfectly punched i ticket. The case comoH up from tho Circuit Court at Norfolk, where a vor ! diet In favor of the plaintiff was ro I turned. Oh August 10, 1907, C. M. Thornton, i husband of the defendant In error, ! bought a ticket from the Merchants' and Miners' Transportation Company, at Newport News, for transportation for his wife to Pnrkorsburg, W. Va., I via steamer to Baltimore and thence I by the Baltimore and Ohio to Parkers bur g. Improperly Punched. Baggage was checked upon the Uckot and honored by a gateman after Mrs. Thornton's arrival In Baltimore. Tho conductor of tho train refused to ac? cept the ticket because tho destination was not shown. The name of the point I of destination should have boon shown I between punch marks, but thoso had I not been made at the purchasing office, j The woman was ejected from the train j nt Washington. The trouble was later corrected in that city, but the woman I was said to be In ill health at that j time, and she alleges she suffered hard? ship by being forced to remain in Washington overnight, being without funds. The case will be argued by U. Gray Williams, of Winchester. Va., for the plaintiff in error, and J. W. Read, of Ncwpot News, and John NT. Sebrcll, Jr., of Norfolk, for the defendant In error. <;n?p In Argued. The United States Circuit Court of ?ppeala reconvened yesterday morning at 11 o'clock with Circuit Judges Goff and Prltchard and District Judges Day? ton and Connor In attendance. Ferdinand Williams and W. C. Devermon. of Cumberland. Md., and John R Richards, of Buffalo. N. Y.. were admlttc d to practice in this con rt. I The following case was argued: No. 1018.?Cumberland Gas Right Company, plaintiff in error, vs. West Virginia and Maryland Gas Company, defendant in error; in error to the Circuit Court at Baltimore. Md. Cause argued by William L Marbury. of Baltlmoro. Md.. and W. C. Dovccmon, of Cumberland. Md.. for the plaintiff in error, and by Ferdinand Williams and B. A. Richmond, of Cumberland, Md.. and John B. Richards, of Buffalo. N. y? for the defendant In error, and submitted. Court adjourned until this morning at 11 o'clock. Case In call to-day; No. 1019.?Baltimore nnd Ohio Rail? road Company, plaintiff in error, vs. Agnes Thornton, defendant In error; in error to the Circuit Court nt Norfolk. Va. To be argued by R. Gray Wil? liams, of Winchester. Va.. for the plfiin tlf In error, and by J. W. Read, of Newport News, Va., and John N. iSeVrell, Jr.. of Norfolk. Va., for tho dciondant in error. WILL HELP Y. W. C. A. Mcthoillnt Committee Pledges 800 Nevr Member*. A meeting of the members of the Methodist Committee of the Young Women's Christian Association was held vesterdny afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. B. New?l, 1815 Park Ave i nue, when this denomination pledged j itself to bring in 800 new members to i the association during n membership I campaign for a roll of 3,000 names I which will be launched probably next week. I One of the features of yesterday's j meeting was an address by Miss Sadie l Haley, membership secretary of the I local association. She told of the work of the Y. W. C. A. throughout the I world. Miss Constance McCorkle, gen? eral secretary, also spoke, while a solo I was rendered by Miss Lillian Bowman. Without Funds. The Council Committees on Street Cleaning and Right held brief sessions at the City Hail last night for approval of pay roll. Both committees found their hands fairly well tied by lack of any available funds pending adop? tion of the annual budget'. K?stern Star Annual Meeting. The nnnual meeting of Mizpah Chap? ter. Order of the Rastern Star, will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Masonic Temple. Officers will be elected and installed. GIFT-BUYING Is not difficult at the Schwarzschild Store. The careful consideration and courteous suggestioh of out representa? tives enable you to make the most satis factory selections. SCHWARZSCHILD BROS., Jewelers, Broad and Second Streets. A roof can be no better than the material it is made of. Use G. M. Co.'s "Pearl" Roof? ing Tin and KNOW that you have, the best. 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