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of these Gowns at $L00 The attractive styles conveyed in these (iowns arc tlie cleanest, bc.-t looking and best fitting garments ever shown at the price. They arc' of fine lohgcloth, mx different styles, .ill entirely new. Round neck slipover styles, square neck effects, V-neck styles; all elaborately trimmed with baby Irish, Val. lace embroidery^ finished with ribbon. These Gowns cannot be compared with tin- regular dollar gowns, as tiny arc much better than those von buy regularly at that price. Miller'& Rhoads Young Wife Leaves Home in Chesterfield With Brother of Her Husband. Leaving a :ioto of farewell to her husband, Mrs. .1. IL Crawler; of Cen tralia. Chesterfield county, disappeared Monday in company with lier husband's ?brother, Ktigcne Craw icy. who lias boon living in his brother's home since the beginning of tl>f year, Her husband, pHhough naturally worried over the ilight of his young wife, has as yet taken no steps toward finding her. In the two days that have passed since she was first missed no complaint has been made to the >oliee authorities cither of the county or city. Mrs. Crawlej'i who is a ban lsotiic, slender woman of about twenty-five, lias only been married a few years, and seemed to lie living happily it tit 11 bcr sudden filglil on Monday. lCugene Crawley and his brother's wife were last reeii at Centrnlia lOgctlier. Snjn Mr WtiN Seen Here. It was stated last night by a man who know.- Eugene Crawley well that the latter was in tin Byrd Street Sta? tion yesterday afternoon. The friend was not able to say whether Crawley ?was going away or waiting to meet fnnir one. but tile latter seems the most plausible, as he carried no satch el and was alone. It Is believed (hat the fugitive couple is in IMehmond now. It wins stated by neighbors of the Crawlcys that Mrs. Crawley had dis? played an unusual Interest in lo r bus band's younger brother ever since |u> bad taken up his residence in the Crawley home. Eugene Crawley has been ftt odds with the county police on Fovoral occasions and each time (he amount of his line was paid by Mrs. Crawley. List Friday be w;ig lined in .Magistrate ?"mat ha m's court for dis irr'di r)y conduct. Both of the brother-: arc painters by trade, but Eugotlc Crawley has been engaged sine,, the beginning of the year In running a store at t'ontriilJn, having practically given bp his busi? ness of painting Tbe two drawloys have both worked in Iii hitiond at their trade. will""be~ordained ? ?2. II. .Marions to Kntcr the llapliM Ministry Td-Xlgiit. Hi H. Marions. Wliq for siuhe time past has been connected with liie Associated ChariVs In this elty, Mill be ni-dalucd to tlio Baptist ministry t?-n ig L t at Calvary Hcptist Church. Mr. Ma it cuts Is n student of sociology, and has k, i>i ni> active work In this line white con thuiini; los studies r?r ihr ministry, bel?g tin assistant t.i Itcv. Jarnes Bui.-hannn. Address??? will be delivered by p.ev. p.. u. Pitt. 1>. P.. editor of tb- lUllginus Herald; fthd by Itev. Ji ft. .Johnson, pastor of yen able Street napfw.f CUijpch, The prayer nt consecration u.lll rt*o ? by !:??.. ,|; lYyiand Knight, I). D., eastei- of Cnlvary; Mr. Marten? will, after bis ordination! no ct-pt the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Iron (into, Va . to which bo Uns been called. *&5ATISmCTI0N It is found onl\- oh G. M. Co.'s "Pearl" Roofing Tin. Look for it?see that you u,ct it. Richmond, Va. tS^!\' ? SOLITAIRK DIAMOND RINGS. Every Diamond we rell is of the finosi q?alityf-c?ch stone i- specially selected and mounted in our own *jp>p The rc'p'u tation of the SthWarzschild Store is lie hind evefy artulo sold ? - > you Olm Inly herewith perfect confidence. SCHWARZSCHILD BROS., Second and Broad Street-. YOUR LAUNDRY PHONE? ? MAD. 418 Send your collar* and cuffs rM'ij to us .in<! you will not hi I tli |?w eijpd l?> rough edge ECLIPSE LAUNDRY. Taxi-Cab Service DAY-and NIGHT Call for the "Alco" the blue car. Richmond Transfer Co. 809 East Main Street, g?i_' ? '? _ i . i ? i i mi_ Spent Nearly As Much As a new watch would cost, have you? Well, bring it to iislA We'll fix it if il'is hxahle. Stop wasteful eipchsc. Smith & Webster, Inc. ' Tewclcrs-Opticians, 012-East Main Street, ! Demonstrators Hold Meeting. Governor Favors Lime Grinding Bill. Kinphasizim; the point that there should be inducement f??t* girls as weli ?s hoys t<> remain on tin- farm, Miss tills G-. AgnoWj special agent in charge! of lite nirls' demonstration work, spoke ; I before the meeting of the farmers' co- | .operative demonstration agents of the ' ! Slate last night. I .Miss Agnew is doing the same work , for the girls that tin- demonstrators are doing for tlie boys, though bei task is in the UittUri or an innovation, sin- explained that canning clubs ha-, been inaugurated among the .^irls situ i liar In their scope t" the corn clUbii ! of tho boys. Tomatoes have been se? lected as the experimental vegetable. The girls are required to keep records ot the crop from the time th>- hotbed is planted until the fruit has been canned and is ready for the market; So far as possible a canning out lit hits been put in each county, and is placed on the farm Of the girl whose , crop is first ready for the market. Others In the neighborhood arc re I quested to bring in their crops?, The finished product Is exhibited at the I state and county fairs, and the assocla jtipti finds a ready market. Miss Agnew I also showed members, of tin- a.-socia ti'On bow they might assist tli<> girls i.Iii mnkliiK the best of their efforts in , the agricultural line. tin verlier SpcnLs. Preceding Miss Agnew. Governor I William Hodges Muhli spoke, lie was Introduced i>> the chief demonstrator, IT. O. Sandy, as the Governor of Vir , glnla who has taken the most interest ' in agriculture To show that lie was i u^: actuat> d by ulterior motives, <>"\ > eriior Mnun repeated his statement jlhat lie would ? never again be a can? didate for ollbe. lie tpld of the lid/: vilrtcesi of the Male commercially, iiiid 1 mild liitiI the best method Of advance men I of the people in general wau (through the dqvclopiiient of the ngri ,cultural resources, lie thought the I demonstrator the greatest factor to this end. lie had something to say on the technical side of farming, and i hoped that the next Legislature would i see pi to pass the liuiC-grihdiiig bill. I Which failed of passage last year. The meeting opened yesterday iii?rh iiiL-. with an outline of demons!ration work by State Agent T. Qi Sandy, o.* . BiirkevllloJ I*. s. h'arrar, assistant ! State agent, spoke on boys' corn cV-iha land the most effective way of organi/ | tng them, Willi;.m C. Shacklcford, ,lr.< made a speech oii the best method of i securing demonstrators, 'and the dif 1 ference between them, In the afternoon \V. W. Lent;, of tin I Department of Agriculture, spoke dti "Crop notation, and.Ho- last Method of Getting Humus in the Soil.' There I was also a speech by .lohn Stewart : Bryan, which was followed by a fjch ? era! discussion. Importance of Rood Roads. Because he rould not be present to? morrow afternoon. 11 ll Benson, as i9 is taut in ihe boys' department of the i'utleii states Department of Agricul? ture, tifioke yesterday afternoon on ?'Seed Corn." He impressed upon bis hearers Hie faci that this was the most Important thing in connection with raising the country's greatest crop, and showed charts demonstrating llu fact t.hat tested com yielded man> 'dines: the crop that is obtained from '.In planting of grain promiscuously. Addresses to he made to-day are a.' follows: "What Pert Mixers to Use. and lion t to Obtain the Best Results." T. <) I Sandy. '?Dali'Vlng for th.- Rest Results," pro lessor W. P. Snunders, State Dairy ?'o'nmfssioner. "How Country Schools Can Help 1 Poultry Life,1* .1. 1?. P.ge.lcston. ,lr., j'auperiii.eiidehl of Public instruction. ? i";rass Culture," ?'. A. Turner. The speeches will be followed by discussions, The meeting will adoui ii "SUICIDE" SHOWS UP I.. M. Siiiiiimlvt-r \\a> Autlirtr of I'llrrweil Sole I'iiiiiiiI in I'm,! ?Office, !v. I>!\ penitent ami ilcrlailiif; lhai he. li.nl in. intention of KhufflliiR off thin mortal coil. R. Mi ?luihiakcr; of ::?':! Louisiana stiert. n? employe "f I lie (Columbia Shoe Compaiij", confessed to tl|c police yesterday flint If it vvan iho author of the "suicide" oote "f farewell i.iiiial under a ?encra! delivery win in Hi.- liorl-tiffIfio .Sunday afternoon, lie s.ilil mat lie didn't reincinbcr much about it. anil wus not ilion in a condition 10 1". held resfion?ible for Ills nets, ft was also .??i:.ft thai lli'ic was anil had been 110 trouble between himself ami Wife. Tibi Mrs. Williams referred to In (lie note I was Mrs n.,s.i Williams, of Nicholson ? stiectj w lio had been a sort of mother io I ilii> jwo. She. appeared first at police bead ?piat ten? with Mis. HbvimaUer. and subl she thought sin' Knew the author of the note. I i'apialri MeMnhon asked her to produce blip, I i<io] a kIiui i time later she led in Shuinakcf. j i n. has'...ui.l raid he Intended the note to , sh..?. ihai lie bad committed suicide, not Ids wife. His plan weni awry, however, for he made i; appear exactly the reverse. He was dt$ini?6cd wltli a >varn?ii|? to go and and w Hie no more '.'suicide" notes. LECTURE ON SUFFRAGE ! IllMlniMilsho.l l.illloi- Will He ill Iti.h imiiiil To-i)ny, Colonel George Harvey will arriv> Iii rticlihiond to-day on Iiis way fron savannah to New York. , He will be accompanied by a party of friends irind will l>c at the .1?-fferson Hotel. He will Ki^e an address lindei life auspices of the i;<|uul Stiff rag* I?i.JK?C of Virginia in the Jefferson Auditorium to-nighi at :- o'clock. Colonel Harvey Is a speaker of ex? ceptional force and brilliancy, and is v.idi-lv known through his cditorslitn of the North American lie view and Hai pei \V< ekly The lecture i>. free and the public is invited to be present, Young .Men Murlcd From Ma? chine in Collision at Davis Monument. SPEEDING IS CHARGED i\cgrb Chauffeur Accused Of Making \\rrong Turn?Men Treated at 1 lospital. A. P. Ripley, of 021 West Franklin Street, ami J. i>. Young, of. 4Ol K?st Prnuklin street, were hurled out of an automobile driven by W. i'. Forbes of y2l West Franklin Street, and bad? ly Injured at 1 o'clock yesterday after? noon, when the automobile collided! witli a machine driven i>v .1. w. Wcs trey, col..rod. of 10.1 Hast Dolgit Street. The accident Is said to have been due to Mr. Forbcs's speeding at the time, and the negro's violation of the traltiu ordinance in making the wrong liutn near the Davis Monument, where the tollisioii occurred. WeStrey was going West on Monument Avenue, and turn-' id south in front of the monument, in- j stc. d of going around Mr. Forbes was driving east, ami the two machines came together, bead on. Mr. Ripley and Mr. Young, who were siated in the rear of Mr. Fdrbes's ma? chine, wer,, thrown bodily out. both striking on the hard street paving. Mr. Ripley was rendered momentarily un- l conscious, hut Mr. young was said not to have been seriously injured.. Taken to lIoKpllul. Policeman Aeree; of th<- Second Dis? trict, witnessed the accident, and im? mediately ran to the rescue. He hailed! the fust automobile which passed, ami' the two injured men were taken to St. Duke's Hospital, where Loth were Iron, ted, and where they had their! wounds dressed. Mr. Ripley was found to be suffering from a long cut on the j forehead, another over his left eye; his eye was closed; and there were;; many bruises iibotii his head. Both were taken to their homes after being j Heated. Policeman Aeree reported Mr. Forbes S for speeding, and the negro was re- ) Ported tor violating the traffic drdl-l na nee. Both automobiles were put but of commission, and hail to he towed into a gnragei The niachiiie driven by the negro belongs to Hubert Reeky, jr. VALUE OF HUMAN SOUL Dr. Straten Addressed in rye Audience I tit |.ir.??< Rnptist. Characterizing the litimau soul as the i most valuable thing in the world. Dr.' John Roach Striiton, of Baltimore, last \ nielit preached a sermon at the Pirst ; Raptist Church from the text, "What j shall it profit a man. if he gain Hid | whole w orld and lose his own soul?" I Dr. Straten deeply -tiered Ids largo ?audience. He stressed the immeasurable .value of a sold and the importance of securing its salvation. i in yesterday morning Mr. Sfrdtoh ] addressed the students of the Massey I I Business College, and this morning at I 10 o'clock he will speak to those of i the Sihlthdeal Business College. It is 'the intention t>> hold services at some college o;- factory eaeh day, In addition t.. the night services in the church. The remainder of the series is as I follows: Match 22?"The Miracle of Chi'ls ; tin nf t y's Success." March -"Losing and Finding the I by a of Religion." ! March J \ '-Tlic Two Births " March 2i), \ \ .\. m.-"a Gracious In j \ Rat ion." Ma r. ii 3:30 P. M.?"The Bridge ! ft ohl Fart h to I lea veh.'' March 26. s P. M.?"The World's ' Greatest Tragedy;*' March 27?"A Little Sinner and a Large Saviour." March 2S?"The Rich Voting Ruler; ; or. Ho- Pulse Hope of the Moral Man." M uch 20 "How May We Know We ! A re Saved '."' March :io?"The Thief on the Cross; or. Accepting the Last Chance." Mar:h "l "I'lie Last .1 udginent." FRATERNITY APPEALS I Concern Was Refused License?Hear? ing Is Continued. The ehsc of the Grand Fraternity* .<f Philadelphia, ngninst Colonel Joseph Button, stale Commissioner of Insur? ance, was called yesterday morning at :i o'clock before Iho state Corporation Commission, when the hearing was continued to some future date to be I set later. The appeal to the commission is made for the reason that Colonel But j ton declined to allow the fraternal or? ganization to continue business in this -!:tte until it- Looks and records had been examined, which was refused by ? ?be corporation; Hill Montague and Samuel A. Anderson appeared for the complainant company, while Richard Kvelyn Byrd represented the State's Interest. Colonel Button was to have been the first witness, hut the hearing was postponed. CARRIE GENTRY DISMISSED Case Again*! Her Sister. However, Will Be Thoroughly Investigated. Carrie ('.entry, sixteen years old, who was , arrested Monday nlnbjt . by, Detect!vc-Ser gcn'tits Wiley aiid Kollain at the braise run j by h i .sister. Mamie ('.entry, 21 US Mayfl S*ti;e< i. was dismissed in the police Court ' cesterday morning and was turned over to I Leonard Wells, of WOO Last Grace Street. ! ' who will care for her. The case against Mamie Gentry, who I? chat'snd with runiiliiK an objectionable resort nt the number given, was continued to March 30 by Justice Criitclifleid, s>> that the relationship between the two women could !>.? thoroughly investigated by the police. Stuuiic Gentry slated that she took ihr girl tri her house merely 10 get a change of . lothing, and that she did not Intend to keep bei* then-. 'l-'ic police received information tint lb* -?n l was com! rig through three anonymous ] letters, each signed "A Church Member." J v> to. evidently wrote because of deep interest i ! in the welfare of the sixtecn-ycar-old girl. FOR PURE WATER Mate Health Departmenl Will Issue I.Hera- I luiv to Prevent Spread of Typhoid. As a pan <if the campaign against typhoid fever, which will be waged by the state ; Health Department titln year, an extensiv? ngtlatloii for sanitary wells and springs will ; be begun in the next few weeks. Declaring that unsanitary water supplies play a very large part In the spread pi typhoid fever, and tracing many small out lircaks o) this disease to neglected wells and luted spiinps. the Health Department .will Issue literature allowing precisely what stops are necessary to secure the proper sanlta ; ll"ii Of private water supplies; This will be circulated throughout the s'tatc. I eSSwS,, odkEphl nibemtm hcrtrtrananouti Verdict for 9100. In the ease of W. M. Nelson nsain?t OteYbT" Ifall's odrnTiPstrator verdict and Judgment for S1O0 was entered In the Law and Equity Court yesterday. Cily Wins Suit. In the cate of .lames H. Phillips Against tlio city of Itleliniond, tried yesterday In th'o I,aw him) riipilty Court, on appeal front the Civil Justice a verdict was entered for tho defendant. Arlior Oily I'roet nlnicd. A proclamation was Issued yester? day by Governor Mann designating April V as Arbor Dn\ and calling upon all perrons lo observe I be occasion by planting shrubs, ornamental plants, trees and flowers in their yards and park.. School children are especially desired lo observe Arbor Day by beautifying the cily with pretty plants, Wide Response to Call for Help Thnt the people ?>f this city ?ml Stnte will respond nobly, eheerfully) cciicriiiirij, to (lie enll for relief for the millions la Chi tilt, who lire ll.Vr In?: of hutiKcr, plague nud cold, I? iiiillenteil by the response* iimilc <e (lie appeals published hi 'the 'rituvK~I>lM|>ateh. In four days Hie contribution* have reached ftfttOi Milt' (hey nr*. Int reusing ?vi Hi eneh liny. The amounts recelwil n( this olUcc yctitcrdny reached a grcuiet (citnl (linn those reported yester? day morning, ?Vilich Inder realty Included (he receipts for (he (wo days of Sunday and Monday. The citizens of Richmond and A ii ginin have never fulled <o respond, even In times of poverty, lo culls for help HUe this, and i( In antici? pated thai they will do (heir full duty in (hlN time of (lie moat np liltlllng; (iisuster In the history of (lie present century* Conditions in (he stricken dis (rlctn uro st 111 uiireileved, neeord iiig (o ii cnbl?grnii) reeelved >on (erduy from Rev, W. ('. Longdon, cluilrmnit of the missionary com? mittee n( Chiukluug. In (liu( small dlstrivt nlunc lie snys $ HH>,0<>0 In needed lo continue until May :;o (lie or grn nixed relief work umong (tie famine sufferers. Neir crops nt (liu( (line, i( In expected, villi Print; re? lief to the fniuine district*. One dollar mixes u hiiinnu life. The following contributions were reeelved by The Tlihcs-piSjiiiteli yesterday: II, If. HuwHtig, Orange. %?..? Frank Vi Winston, City. i'riemi Mi'k, C. W. Tnlley, Heaver Dam. Vn. K. II., Amelia, Yn. T. K. \V.; ObnrlottcNvlilc, Vn? Mr. and Mrs, VV. I.. Todd, Fork Union, Vn. W. J. Hentli oinl T. F, *tVn i ti? er, Norwood, Va. C. A. Trcvllian, Dnnville, Xn., Kdgnr denes, I'clersburg, Vn., M, Jus (i* Field, Mosley* Junction, Vn. Mra. J. XV. MeCowau, Mi?S Icys Junction, Vn. .Innres '/,, Godscy, Moslcys .1 ii net o hi Xn. Miss Susie Shcltbu. Lnm-us ter, Vn. AVhi; SheHon, Lancaster, Vn., T. Carter I'ncr, Bedford, Vn., II. AV. Thompson .. Miss F. 1*. Campbell, Heaver On in, Vn. Miss Mund Campbell, Heaver Dum, Vn. Mnsler W. II. Hedd. I.It tie Finnin Hedd. Ulsfi Snllie ' niuphcll. i'??Ii. Gloucester, \"n. "..00 l .00 I.tin 1.00 1.00 1.00 I.on 1.00 ii.Oo 5.00 1.00 1.00 l'.oo i.nn 1.00 s.no i.no i.tin 1.00 .no .no w Vn. Co. Farm'. J., Clover, !'.. e. Cllllnm & VIlie. Vn. First HnptiM Cluireli und Sunday School, Petersburg-, Vn. \ Student . .1. II., Nnnnh,. Loui* Smith . Mrs. H, T. .Iimiles. ........... Citsh .. Friend . M Iss Gordon. Cnnb . I>. Prenoll, lister Cray. Miss Louise I.jle. Mrs. vi. s. Valentine. Sympnthy . \l'ulniii l'lumhlng mid iient I 'ompiiny. Cash . Mrs. Nelson . -..00 I.OII ?Hum ?J.on U.00 10.0(1 'J.UO i.on n.oo ?'.no "..no v.r.o 'j.no 1.00 n.oo LOO n.oo ?j.ttn "J.OO Totnl yesterday .$130.7.*; Previously reported . J| i.sn Tutni In dnte.9'ini.00 Junior Senator Makes Short Statement Regarding Charges Against Him. Answer will he made by Senator Swan son to eb arges attacking bis ad? ministration as Governor, when they come from the proper source, said the junior Senator last night. He came ? to the city last evening, and will speak at the unveiling of the Patrick Henry tablet at St. John's Church this morn- ! lug. Many friends called on him at his rooms at Murphy's Hotel. lie looked well and buoyant. Asked about the statement given out by C. B. Garnctt. of the Virginia Demo? cratic League, Senator Swanson said: ?1 have not. read the charges which were made by the Virginia Democratic League, but at Hie proper time, when charges emanate from the proper source. I will reply lo any and all criti? cisms made against me in connection with any official positions I have held or which in any way affect my fitness to be continued in the United States Senate." After making this brief statement, referring to the concluding sentence, the Senator smilingly said that it might he considered ?s an announce? ment of his candidacy for re-election. HUNDRED CLUB MEETS Warren G. Sticbards Gives Splendid Enter? tainment at V. M. C. A. Almost a hundred young men gathered at the Y. M. ('. A. last night for the monthlj i meeting and supper ,>:' the Hundred Club, and at the . lose were entertained by Warren G. Kichnrds. of Boston, who gmo one of the most unlipie entertainments ever bad by ill" Richmond association. To say that Mr Richards pleased his audience fails to ex pres.) It. The enthusiasm and applause weri 11 emcudous. The closing number of his program. "Thi ] Country I'artj at Scrabble Corners." \va.? perhaps the most popular. One of the vcrj !>!??.isaul features ol the occasion wan tin informal singing between numbers and lie.' I soi lid Ming after the entertainment, when a j big crowd of the fellow? gathered round i ile plan... in the lobby of the association,, I Uli(l fur more than half an hour sang pop- i I ulnr sonss. l ive Dwellings Condemned. Five brick dwellings, occupied by negroes, I the property of T. J. Todd, were condemned las unsafe ior occupancy by Building in j spector II. P. Heck yesterday. The owner . was notified that the property must be pat ; ii. .safe condition at once or torn down. Tho ; buildings are 4H-41tf-41S-i??> and All North Skafei' Street. The tenants will be given a ? rcasohatdc time i<> vacate, as there Is be i llevcd i" he no imminent danger of col ] Itipsc. Three Suits Instituted. Three jtiits were Instituted yesterday im the t'K\ Circuit ('curt as follows: Mrs, Itbsa C. Dnvldsoh ngalnst the Virginia Hallway and Power Company for damages In the mihi of Rfi.OOO. No declaration has beien filed by .Ldm A. Lamb, counsel for Mis. 1 K\\ idsan. Floru c. Williams against the Virginia Hallway and Power Company for damages hi the mm of J.2,000. John Farmer against .1. T. N?ckels for ilamaues In flic sum of ?2,r>00. iTHE.SAVlHGSrBANICjl I OFRftfHMOHP * Proposes to Preserve It as Mu? seum in Memory of Great Jurist. MANY MATTERS CONSIDERED Collector Agrees to Reduction of Fees, but Revenue Com? missioner Objects. An extended puTolc hearing was hold | by the Council Commit tea on Finance last night on many ponding matters j No action was taken, though many ordinances were dlseusselT. The com? mittee has been called to meet In ox- j eeutlve session on vrlday night at S o'clock to take action on the matters presented, which Include the proposed j times River wharf, reduction of fees of the City Collector and Commissioner of the Revenue; turning over of the .lohn Marshall house lb the Association for Ihu Preservation of Virginia Anti? quities ami many other matters. A delegation of women appeared in be? half of an appropriation of $1.000 for maintenance of the children's ward at the Memorial Hospital. .lohn Mn rail till House. Eppa 11 union headed a delegation In regard to the .lohn Marshall house. Other speakers wire Murray M. Mc Gltlrc, .1. Taylor Kllyson. 11. M. Smith, A. 13. Guigon and Mrs. d. T. Fllyson. Mr. Ilunton spoke of Marshall as the ?grandest intellect this country has produced." leaving the greatest Im? press on the history of the country in the formation of the nation. It was urged that the building be turned over lo the Association for the Preservation or Virginia Antiquities for lest oration and perpetual preserva? tion as a monument to one of the greatest Virginians. Superintendent .1. A. C. Chandler spoke on Hie attitude of the School Board, which he said was divided on the proposition, a majority being op? posed. The building Is now used by the Valentine Kindergarten, and the hoard lias recommended that it pe re? lit ted as an administration building for tlie public school system. While expressing the highest regard I for the Association for the Prcserva I tion of Virginia Antiquities, of which he is a member, and regard for the im niory of Marshall. Dr. Chandler said it should not he forgotten that It was Marshall's view that the Union was ! greater than the State, and his de? cisions which made possible the atti? tude of Lincoln at a later period. lie told that It was not a desecration to use the building as tin- administration I building for the education of. the masses, and that it would thus be seen by as many or more people than il j converted into a museum. Harbor Master .lohn A. Curtis pre? sented the merits of an ordinance al? lowing him $25 a month for olliee rent, telephone and clerk hit". I sc of Free Bridge. I An ordinance fixing Hie compensa? tion to the city for the use of the Free i ! Bridge by the Virginia Hallway and I Power Company was discussed by A. B. Gulgou for the company. The pres? ent charge is $1,S00 per year, and it was proposed to increase It to $'1,000. Caiptaln Gulgon called attention to the franchise clause as to requiring the i company to pave and care for the road- | way between its tracks on streets and bridges, as being all that could he legally he required, hut said his com? pany would not object'to the present charge, which was regarded as equit? able, lie showed that the Virginia [ Hallway and Power Company paid to 1 the city in 1 r> 10 :>. total of $101,490.18 in taxes, making it by far Hie largest taxpayer in the city, ami the only tax? payer not entitled to the free use of the Free Bridge. He quoted City Kngineer Boiling to show that the sixty-foot.rails on which I the ears operate are a source of strength rather than of weakness tc j the bridge. Want an Alley Opened. Mr. Ferguson headed a delegation ol J citizens in regard to opening an alley between Thirteenth, Pourteenth, Frank j tin and Ross Streets, demanded by sev? eral large wholesale, houses, paying i taxes 011 an aggregate of $300,000. Mr. I Cttvana?gh said the- Randolph Paper Box Company had been In its present location twenty years, and had gotten one lamp post by way of improvements in return for its taxes. Mr. Umlauf presented the petition of the Council Committee on Relief of the Poor for funds for purchase of a second motor ambulance. The one in use. he said, had been operated last year at an average cost of $100.30 per j month, and had responded to 3,f>.|9 calls, an average of nearly eight per ; day. The department could not do the work, he asserted with three horse (imbalances. Cunulnglinm Accepts Reduction. Captain Frank Cunningham offered to withdraw objection and acquiesce gracefully in thc ordinance reducing the fees of the oflice of City Collector from 5-8 to 1-1* of l per cent., provided * it were amended so as not to take effect this year, as he had already been at some extra expense for this year's operation of his department. Chairman Rogers, of the James River Improvement Committee, and Sub chairman Bliley urged action on the plans lor a ' concrete wharf, recom? mitted by the Council. The matter has been pcn'dlng in one form or an? other for many months. Mr. Rogers said that the Atlantic Deeper Watcr I ways Association would meet in Rich. ; mond in the fall, and that Richmond's j privately owned .and poorly equipped J water facilities would make but a poor ' showing. ? j Hawkins Object* to Out. Commissioner of Revenue O. A. Hawkins appeared in regard to tfTe ordinance diminishing the fees of his office from one-half to three-eighths of 1 per cent. lie presented many figures lo show the revenue of his oflice from city sources, and'-Hie expenses of op? eration. ISmphasis. however, was placed on the variable nature of the commissions of the offlco from year to year, it being admitted that In 1910 thc receipts from Hie cily, subject to chtfrge for expenses, wore $9,021.51. Alderman Coward!" appeared in re? gard to opening Thirty-fifth rrsr?ct In compliance, with a contract he bad made with thc city prior to his election to the Council. H appeared that the paper was not properly before the committee, a general appropriation having bCeh made to the Street Com? mittee for grading streets, on Which this tout tact would 'bo a prior claim above any word distribution. Stock is getting lower every day; assortment more contracted. If you intend buying one of these Suits do it to-day and avoid disappointment. Partially Built Automobiles Go Up in $15,000 Fire at Iron Works. Fire originating from some unknown cause last night caused considerable damage at the plant of tlto Richmond Iron Works, on the Hermitage Road, and the loss. It wus said, would reach about $15,000. The lire, when first discovered, was seen bursting through the roof of the paint shop, a one-story building, hav? ing already gained much headway, though outside the city limits, the cltv I Fire Department was called on. and engine company NO. Hi, under Assistant Chief Wise, was sent to the scene. A small city main runs near .the Plant, but the supply was InadoQUUte, Fortunately, thc company has Its own supply in a large tank, and several lines of hose were run into this, the tall of water being sufficient to meet th<- emergency. The roof of the paint shop soon col lapscd, and this building was entirely destroyed, as were also several par? tially constructed automobiles. It the wind bad been blowing, it was Stated, other buildings would proba'olv also j have been destroyed. Rut the air was still, and the firemen fought unham? pered. The plant was shut down at 5:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. There was- no gasolene in the building, and it was warm enough to do without tires. So whit caused the blaze the watchman and others were unablt to say. An alarm was turned in during the afternoon from Box SG, Ch'afHn and i Reservoir Streets, tint the tire wat | small, and there was no damage. PRIVATES DISCHARGED Members of Virginia Volunteers Kittled to Mi.I Drills. Five privat.-.- in Companies R ami K. of the Second and Fourth Infantry. Virginia Volunteers, have been dis? honorably discharged bj General or? ders. Xll, 0. Whidl Were i.-slled fl'pth tile office of the Adjutant-General yester? day. The order, which bears both the Signatur, of Governor Mann and of Adjutant-General Sale, reads us fol 1 o w s: ''Upon the recommendation of (heir commanding o Ulcers, approved by regi? mental and brigade commanders, the following enlisted nun of the Virginia Volunteers, having absented themselves from all drills and parades of their commands for a period of over six months, tiro hereby discharged as de? serters, and their names will be tlx op pod from the rolls as such: Pri? vate 1: Ellington, Cqmpany p.. Second Infantry; Private B. 1. Jacobs, Com? pany 1>. Second Infantry: Private Charles King, Company F, Fourth In? fantry; Private Dollver \v. Freeman, Company 10, Fourth Infantry, and Pri? vate George p.. .Stoliihllber, Company K, Fourth Infantry." INSPECT SUMMERliOTELS Health Depart merit Planning t 'ampalgh tn ' IiiMire Siudtnry Condition*.. The summer resorts rind summer hotels of the .State Rphcrnlly will be subjected to a r!osf> sanitary Inspection this season, ac? cording to the provision* of the hntf-t bill passed by thc last OerVnil Assembly. All liotcls w. Ich come within the provisions of the statute will be required to conform strictly to the regulations und to abandon' ull sanitary makeshifts. The State Health Department, which Ii charged with the enforcement of ijie botri Jaw. announces that the summer hotels will be kept 10 a strict accounting. Municipal health authorities have sometimes alleged thin persons returned from the summer re? sorts with disease In their system, and In some ca.-""* ii has h?eri alleged thai serious outbreaks of typhoid fever could bo traced to Improper sanitary conditions at summer hotels. The Health Department will make a careful examination of all hotels, and can assure the public that those which show the department's certificate of Inspection arc In a sanitary and satisfactory condition. HOGPEN TO HEAVEN Dr. Whorton Discusses Parable of .Prodigal Son. Obstacles encountered by the one who leaves the boKPens of sin for a better llfft were discussed by Dr. If. M. Wharton, of Baltimore. In his sermon at Grove Avenue Baptist Church last night. His subject was "From Hogpen to Heaven," and ho took the parable of the Prodigal Son as the basis for his remarks. He was heard with the great? est attention by the large audience present. There were several professions of religion and five persons united with Grove Avenue. Church, making Just fifty additions thero since the beginning of the meetings. The last services of the meetings will be held to-night at S o'clock. Dr. Wharton preaching. It will lie necessary for him to return to liIk work in Hnltltnore to-morrow. WANTS EDMUND CLARK Mother In Indiana Writes that Ills lather Is Dead??eded to Settle Kstatc. Mrs. James I.. Clark, of N'oblesvlllo, Ind.. writes to the Police Department here to aid her In finding her son, Kdmund J. Clark, who. she says, was last beard from lore. She'writes that he may hti\e changed his name to Clark .1. Calmunds. The letter states that he Is probably em? ployed by a telephone company. The mother is ?ltxlous to hear from him because his father is dead, and she wan Is him lo help settle the estate. Society Formed for Study of Richmond and Its Problems. Grciit interest was manifested in the launching or the "Know Your City" class at the Organization meeting held yesterday In the Seventh Street Chris? tian Church parlors. The rooms wero barely able to hold tho women who had assembled. Tho chairman of tho evening ex? plained the scope and purpose of the class, and those present speedily en? rol lad themselves as members of tho committees, each selecting the subject she desired to study more particularly. The first regular meeting of tlio <tlass will bo held next Tuesday, when "?The History and Geography of the City," will be the theme. The following have enrolled themselves in the va? rious committees: Tho History and Geograph.- of tho City. March ?S.?Mis. \V, T. Robins, chairman; Mrs. R C. Daniel. Miss Cninmlg Cary, Miss S. Gray Wr'ght, Mrs. \\\ t;. Stan ai d. Mis- Anna Shcahan, i Mrs. F. K. Peters, Miss Anna R. Dewis. Mrs. C. A. iilanton. Miss Annie Sieger i Winston. Miss Leih? N. Willis. Mis. : Robert G. Rlttukehshtp, Mrs. T. C. Gordon, Miss Hester Cabcll Tabb. Mlsa Molllc Wallace. Miss V. M. pleasants. Municipal Government, April i.? [Mrs. J. I**. Kylastd, Chairman; Mrs. w. M. Adams. Mi ... 13. Newell, Mrs. F. ;I>. Cordon, Mrs. Charles V. Meredith, I Mrs. G. M. .lo- on. Mrs. P. R Jobson, Mrs. William II. Smith, Mrs. Chas. O. : Savlllo, Miss K R Martin. 1 Health of the City. April 11?MDn : R. Isaacson, chairman; Mrs. T. 11. Wil? son, Mi- Nannie .1. Min^r, Mrs. I.. A. MacMahon, Miss Martha R. Michael, Ms-.i Alice Grey Welsh, Mrs. .1. T. j Lewis, Miss Frances P. Rllyson. Miss ? Florence Black, Miss Anna Fiirhess, Miss Margaret Ann Neal, Mrs. A. R. Bowles, Mrs. p. D. Llpseonib, Industries of the City. April lc ? Mrs. .T. V,'. Durham, chairman; Mra; Charles i. Pago. Mrs. M. C. Branch, Mrs, H. Robert Phlnney, Miss lien etta B, Runyon, Mrs. Roshlor W. Miller. Mrs. William A. Crcnshaw, Mls.i Mary IJrncr, Miss Ann Unter. Miss Mary W. Ball. Mrs. .lohn W. Dlxon. Mrs' Tl. C. Ringham,' Mrs. John S. Mnncci Miss Filzabeth w. Baldwin, Industries of the City. April Ml ! Elizabeth Cockc, chairman; Mrs. W. \V. Archer, Mis- Gellle Gary. Mrs. William I A. Anderson. Mrs. i\ H. Unier. Mis. J. Douglas Wright. Mrs. P. R. Flan-. I n.ixmi. Mrs. A. <i. Qua lies, Mrs. George I Bark fiVl ale; Mis- Ada Van Slow-e Harri... I Mrs. R M Anderson. Miss .1. K Tylei-, Mis- Finnin Clarke, Mis H. 1>. C. Mac lachlan. Retterment Work, May 1 ? Mis Katherine Ricks, chairman; Mis.- Mary Norwood, Mrs. W. D. Marlon, Mrs. Caroline JfoRndny. Miss Matrgarot 13, CrehHhftw. Mrs. J. T. Butler; Mrs, Hi rvev Clarke. Mrs. C. P. WalTord, Miss Louise F. Price. Miss Ft hoi J. Nolln. Miss sfaiah Haley. Mrs. William Wade. Mrs; Wllllarit Strother, Mi I Caroline Minor. Mr*. .John Tocfoy. Miss Elizabeth Richardson, Mr.-?. J. Burledge HuSy burton, Mrs. Caroline R. Alvcy. lindseTsentTon Cane Hoes to Grand Jury?other Pd? Ree Court Slattern. ! W, T. Rlhdsey, (harped with shoot 1 ing W. T. Woody oh the night ot March f.. was ordered In Police Court yester i day morning to he held for the grand jury, He was admitted to hall In the sum of $500. W. B. West ucted as bondsman! The .'hooting Is said to have been partly the outcome of a quarrel over the suit brought by Mrs. Woody against the Virginia Railway and Pow? er Company for personal damages, In which .she was awarded $1,250, Tho company claimed, however, that later evidence had been discovered, and the case will be reopened for tho Intro? duction of the nllegcd new evidence. Woody was severely peppered with! a quantity of hlrdshot, but was not se? riously Injured. Samuel Allen, colored, charged with! stealing an overcoat from F. J. Magrl, drew thirty days In jail. M. J. and W. W. Woolard and E. G. -.Tones, white youths, charged with be? ing disorderly and fighting In tho' streets, were fined each $5 and placed under $100 security for ten days. warrant for gregory Highland Purk Resident Charged With Shooting on IHghwnr Lewis Gregory, an employe of tho Atlantic Coast Line, and a resident of Highland Park, was yesterday arrested on the charge of shooting on the high wav. Tl?e warrant is an aftermath of a difficulty between Gregory and Catlln Davis, in which, it is alleged, the for ' mer ran Davis down the boulevard and shot at him several time's. So far as can be learned, on March 10 Gregory received a telephone mes? sage telling him to come home at once. On his arrival he found that Davis was in a vacant house on thc premises. Gregory Is said to have gone in one t door with a revolver in his hand while Davis slipped out of another and ran down the boulevard. Several shots wer,, fired after him. Tin- case will come up this morning at 11 o'clock before Magistrate T. .T. Puryear, and will he prosecuted by ? Commonwealth's Attorney Gunn. ^-?JS3^&$4 S MOESES" W. L. Dougias Spring Styles in? clude more Snappy and Up-to Date Shapes in Oxfords & High Cuts than ever before produced. "W. L. Douglas warrants every pair of his shoes to hold their shape, look and lit better and wear longer than any other make, giving yon better value for tho money tlian you.can obtain elsewhere.' Wlien you buy W. L. Douglas shoes you will be pleased because of the fit and appearance, and when it comes time for you to purchase another pair you will be more than pleased because the last ones wore so well aud gave so much comfort. BEWARE OF SUBSTSTUTES. PA||T|flM The gonuhio have IV. L. Douglas vnu 1 iui? nnmcrand the votatl price, stamped on ttio bottom, whlcli protect a tho wearer against, high prices and inferior shoes. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES CLAIMED TO BE "JUST AS GOOD." If you cannot obtain W. T,. Douglas shoos in your town, writo for esttild from factory to woaror, all ob arges propald. W. L. DOUG LAS, 152 Spark St B'oys" Shoos, $2 & $2.5Q Tho itest School and Press Shoes for the I'rico In America. Shoes sent direct Hrockton; Mase, W, L. DOUGLAS, Richmond Store, 623 East Broad Street.