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Free distribution of "Travelers' Size" cake of Mnxine Elliott Toilet Soap with every purchase of our Toilet Counter. The manufacturers of this high grade Toilet Soap have allowed us the privilege of presenting our customers with a "Travelers' Size'1 cake free of charge with every purchase made at the Toilet Goods Counter for a limited time. The soap is very delicately perfumed in the following odors: Violet, rose, carnation and buttermilk, and the price is 10c per cake or three cakes for 25c. Manufacturers' Display Will Soon Be Begun, Probably on Main Street. Unofficially, It is reported Hint enough subscribing members repre? senting the various manufacturing companies here, have been obtained to ^practically insure the establishment of the manufacturers' exhibit. W. lv. Bache, who is working for the exhibit along with a committee from the Chamber of Commerce. Is canvassing the manufacturers, and states that with few exceptions he has met with great encouragement. Within the next few days a meet? ing of the committee will be held in the office of Business Manager Piibnoy, of the chamber, lit which time it Is expected that the amount of subscrip? tions will he large enough to begin the actual work of establishing the ex Iiibit. Sever.il suitable places In the business portion of tin- city arc already in view. The location probably will be on Main Street somewhere between Eighth and Twelfth Streets. The exhibit will be modeled after the Chattanooga institution) which is understood to have proved very suc? cessful. Jt is proposed that manufac? turers shall keep their wares on exhi? bition in the building so thai buyers may transact all their business under one roof, thus saving the time ami trouble going from one establishment I to the other. There will be no profits, tito rental for floor space being pro? portionate to the cost of maintenance I according to the tuze desired. FILES LAW BOOKS Federal Court's Library Now One of Most Complete In South. Librarian Claude. M. I lean, of the t'nited Sinus Circuit Cnurl ,.r Appeals, yesterday concluded Mini? Pndcrni lnw hook*, valued ?i 51.000, thus rlddlne. iretltly to the collec? tion In the local library. The purchase of these hooks was nuihorir.etl by hn licit of Cons reu. Anothbi appropriation of fl.OoO will be available for buying other hooks on July 1. Mr. Lusn said yesterday that the law library In tlie federal building is one of tlie nio.?i complete In ike Soutti. Discuss New Industries. The business enterprlce commlttcr of the Chamber of Commerce) has been railed in meet In special session Saturday afternoon for the consideration of several matters per? taining to Increasing the city's, business eerpe. It Is understood that Several new In? dustries contemplate local I nc here and aye beins assisted by tlie chamber. WILL TREAT WITH WEST VIRGINIA State Debt Commission Ex? presses Willingness to Discuss Payment of Interest. Adopting the suggestion of Hie United Slates Supreme Court in Its recent decision of the Virginia-West Virginia State debt case, tlie lieht j Commission of tills Slate yesterday, in scsion at the Jefferson Hotel, expressed its willingness to meet an ulTlclnl body rrom West Virginia for the purpose of entering into an adjustment of the payment of interest. Ueyond tlie con? sideration and passage of a resolution to this effect, nothing was done by the commission. it is evident, however, tliut no fur llier (proceedings along tills line can be bad for about two years, or until alter the next meeting of the West Virginia Legislature. True, that body has been called In extra session on May 10. but Governor Glasscock did not Include mention of the State debt in his call. West Virginia papers say this precludes the possibility of con? sideration of the matter at the extra session, and uro upbraiding the Gov? ernor for not embracing this among the. matters to be acted upon. Attorneys May Confer. 11 may be, however, that ...e attor? neys of AVest Virginia will feel called upon to confer with tho Virginia coin mission, with the Idea Of having some? thing tangible tu present to the cit? izens of their Slate when tlie Legisla? ture meets In regular session in 1013. The United Stales Supreme Court, when It gave Judgment a few weeks ago for Virginia, for principal amount? ing to about JT.OOO.tlOt), said that the question of Interest was one which might well bo tlie subject of negotia? tions between the two States. The Im? pression left by the decision was that I the court desired the Stoles to decide I the mallei' of Interest to be paid, and ' to relieve It from this burden. How? ever, no doubt is expressed that in the event of the foil uro of negotiations, the court would proceed to render Its Judgment on tile proposition. While Virginia Is disposed to accept the admonition of tlie court, there can be no doubt that she will hold out for a good slice or the possible S30.non.noo Interest, for West Virginia for a gener? ation disdainfully refused to treat with this Stale and drove the thought of compromise from the minds ( f the clt iv.ens of Virginia; [Jones Booked for Fairfax?Dem? ocratic League Sends Out Circulars. Announcement was made yesterday from the headquarters In this city nf| the Virginia Democratic League that j Representative Carter Class will de? liver his next speech of the campaign ! ? for United States Senator at Paltnyrn-1 on next Monday. This is tlie date of the beginning of the lernt <<( the Cir? cuit Court of l-Tuvanna county: Representative William A .lones wilt .ppoak in his own interest at Fairfax Courthouse on April 29. The league Is sending out thousands of copies of the address to the Demo? crats of Virginia, recently Issued and signed by U.O. citizens, to voters all over the State, fin tlie back Is print? ed an appeal to voters to pay their poll taxes before May 7. In addition, on the front of the pam? phlet is a quotation from a speech said to have been made by Senator Thomas K Martin before the court clerks itt August, and iiiso a quotation from 11 ?u paper, saying that ilyrd and Flood 'and ends and supporters,; I the offices and po Occah View last reienl editorial Richmond nfterho Martin; Sw'anson, llieir liitirmtti '?> practically con in tronage of this H APPEAL CASES Nt'^rors Alo Or. L'nllM'h'l, Si The Hlb.Kyn c.t l.clinr.ns T>r. E. N, CaUseh a! II, Hi I'vin tie: Friday eveniii? ? bird of ll.ipi.it,. : -? . snti jp;t6, "Thi Wheel i>( For In weit erne at all iftrvle? ess: by Svnaosoii ?the nine hrhihii a .'he puhll Day and Night Richmond Transfer Co. 609 E. Main Street Visitors From Springfield, Mass., J Come Up James and Are i Entertained Here. j After an nil-day trip up the historic .lames River, when they viewed with! Interest numerous evidences of the work of their forefathers In estab? lishing the "cradle of the nation," members of Springfield, Mass., Coin mandery, No. 6, Knights Templar, ac? companied by their wives and families, arrived In Richmond last night, mid were the guests of Richmond t'oiu iniindory, No. und St. Andrew's Com mu'ndery, No. I;:, at a reception In tin Masonic Temple. The visitor.-; were accompanied lo Richmond by a delegation of local Tempi.irs. including Eminent Com? mander Georg,- r.j. Kreodloy, of St. An? drew's i rein ni ft tide ry : Emlncnl Sir .1. .1. Maliern, of Commhndory No. ?: Very Eminent Henry M. Iloyklh.' Eminent f.Viminmidcr .1. .1. English, Eminent I'. T Slllloil. Sr.. and Sir A. \V. linker. 'The 'local Masons met the Massachus? etts puny at New pott News ami Joined them on the trip up the river (ilirn Hearty Welcome. Tlo- Nt w Engl?nders, numbering nojirly ir,o people, were escorted lo the Richmond Hotel, where ihey will make their headquarters during the stay in this city. The reception ii I the temple last night, though in formal, was neverthe? less Impressive. The visitors were iv'cifo.I i:i behalf of the. Richmond Templars by I ' <'. Kennedy. past eminent commander of Commander) No- ". and form? r Governor Andrew .luekson Montague past eminent cotn I iiiatider <?! st Andrew's Commnndery. A buffet luneheeiii followed (he recep t ion. This morning the visitors will take an automobile .-i-l.t ?????> lug tour of Rich? mond and vicinity, ami they will re? turn lo I tit ii hotel in lime to depart j for Washington. I>. C . at ?_' o'clock I ih!:i afternoon. The: e.xi.'tiision to Richmond Is In ; I'idenl to an annual event of i he j Sprihgtlcld Co/ininiindery, They have visiteii IMiilndelphia, llnltlniore an.I I other eitles, and are now on the re 'turn Journey home. They have never j IW-fore ' '.im- to Richmond, tt WHAT PLEASURE j you take in scetnc a toy hank bring I filled. There is Ken! Pleasure in a I Dank Account'. U We pay .'? per cent t'oinptnnul In tcrtat ill7 East Main Street. MAIN STREET LINE SETTLED AT LAST National Bank of Virginia Build? ing Docs Not Encroach on / Public Highway. DECISION BY JUDGE GRINNAN Other Property in Block Between Ninth and Tenth Streets Is Affected. Main Street, between Ninth and Tentli Streets, was declared tu be <1"> l-l | feel wide in a formal decree entered j by Judge Daniel Grlhnnn in the Chan? cery Court yesterday, In which It is asserted that the old Hank of ltlch mond building, now occupied by the National Rank of Virginia, is not a trespasser on the street. Its portico being within the true street line. The decree is it final disposition of the suit or Charles B. Kepplcr, Douls Kop? plet-, Ellenorc Kepplcr ll(>ok. .losephlno Kepplcr and I'hlllp Kepplcr, complain? ants, as owners of adjoining property on the , north line of Main Street, be? tween Ninth and Tenth Streets, against the Bank 'of lllclimond (inc.), owner of the property once known ns the "1 ianewincltel'' building, at the north? east corner of Ninth and Main Streets. Samuel A. Anderson und Muntord, Nun ton; Williams & Anderson appear? ed for the Uank of Richmond, and .Messrs. George Bryan nnd A. W. Pat? terson for the Kepplcr Interests. I.nsteil I.oiik Time, j The case has been In progress for I many months, depositions having boeii j taken liefere Eugene C. Massle. com I mlssioncr In chancery, in chambers. ? Commissioner Massle tiled his report on November 1, 1010. and after full argument Judge Grlnnnn rendered Ills Until decree. The north line of Main Street, be? tween Seventh and Twelfth, has been the subject of much litigation In the past, and Is a problem much vexed i by tile fact that old maps nnd sur? veys made a century ago do not agree. The City Engineer has several times recommended a new survey with an net of Legislature, asserting the true lino of the street. Tlio case came up in connection with improvements ut the Kirst National Bank building be? low Eleventh Street, and was settled; on compromise, the bank recessing the projecting steps, hut retaining its stone portico several feet in advance of the accepted line of other properly on the block. Other Cones Noted. More recently the Stumpf Hotel was erected eighteen Inches in the rear of what had been the properly line, and the plans having been drawn for the' full depth of the lot, as shown by the deeds, the building was found to be eighteen Indies in the alley in rear, I and the Council by resolution permit- J ted It to remain. A similar proceed- | ing as that affecting the Uank of Richmond is pending against the Coni-| inercial Hotel, in Main Street, between | Ninth and Tenth, tlie steps and portico of which project several feet in tlie sidewalk. it is anticipated that the decision In the bank ease will lie taken, in that also, and that the hotel will recess its steps so as not to encroach further than tlie hank, but this will not require tlie removal of the front of the building. In the final order, by consent of at? torneys, tlie question raised as to an overhanging cornice over the-Kepplei I property whs eliminated, the bank ad-I mlttttig that it had no right to pro-1 ject over Its neighbor's lot, and agree? ing to remove the cornice on notice to ' do so from the adjoining property owner. judgment for Brink. As to the main issue, the oncroech I ment on Main Street. Judge Cirlnnnn says in Iiis llhnl order: "The court ! heing of the opinion that the true width of Alain Street In the city of Richmond, between Ninth nnd Tenth Streets, is !">.'> 1-1 feet, and that the de? fendant has not encroached with Its building upon the north line of said Main Street, but, on the contrrTry Is within said line, and has the right to occupy up to tlie said north line so ns to give it the full depth of the! lot called for in its deed, the court j doth further adjudge, order and decree that ihe exception to said report of Coiuniossloner Mnssie be overruled, nnd tlie said report he confirmed. The bin of the complain Units is dismissed and the defnndnnt Bank of Richmond Is to recover of the plaintiffs Its reasonable costs In this behalf expended." Richmond Concern Will Build Transmission Line From Petersburg to Norfolk. HUGE MERGER IS EFFECTED (Virginia Railway and Power Company Buys Norfolk Street Railway System. Development alone ail increased scale of the State's water resources for generation of electric power is among other things under consideration by the owners of the Virginia Hallway nnd Power Company, which yesterday announced the absorption of the Nor? folk and Portsmouth Traction Com? pany, the corporation owning and con? trolling most of the street railway and ferries properties in the Tidewater section. The merger, it was given out yesterday, will he effective on July 1. The local company controls the wa? ter power of the Appoinnttox River at ! Petersburg, from which power for the operation of a portion of the railway lines and power plants Is now gener? ated to some extent. However, trans? mission wires uro now being Installed to bring current into Richmond, and when details of the consolidation have been perfected a transmission service will lie put In to operato the property In Norfolk.' Take I'oiver Many .MUct. By this means the electric service of Norfolk. Petersburg and Richmond will bo. operated largely from tho waters or lite Appomattox. After lengthy negotiations an agree? ment between tho two companies has Just been renehed, and formal an- j nouitcctnctit of the big merger was | made yesterday from the offices of tho ! Virginia Hallway and Power Company.] The Richmond corporation owns and | operates the street railway and light and power plants of Riehmond and Pe? tersburg and contiguous territory, In? cluding tho Interurban road of twenty two miles between these two cities. The mileage controlled Is about 11?, Including nearly six miles of leased lines. Is Paying Dividends. Tho Virginia Railway and Power Company lias outstanding $ t.finn.000 par value of f> per cent, preferred stock, nnd $7,400,000 par value of common stock. It paid dividends of I 1-2 per cent, on the preferred stock for the fiscal year ending June -1", 191(1, and since that lime hns been paying ii per cent., payable senil-nnnunlly. Approximately 120 mllea of owned and leased lines is operated by tho Norfolk and Portsmouth Traction Com? pany, which not long ago absorbed the Norfolk Railway and IJgllt Company, the Atlantic Terminal Railway Com? pany, Norfolk and Ocean View Rail? way, the electric, railway properly In Portsmouth1, together with ferries, some r,f which have been loused to other companies. It controls suburban and interurban lines lo Ocean View, Olil Point, Scwnll's Point. Money Point nnd other places. It also does the light and power business of the city of Norfolk, Including the furnishing of gas, owning the City fins Company, l.nrm- Rnrnlng Powpr. Tlie Norfolk Traction Company hns outstanding $3.000.000 5 per cent, pre? ferred stock ami the same amount of common stock. It has paid dividends on the preferred stock at a rate of ."> per cent., payable quarterly since Its Issue in the early part of 1010. The combined properties, it Is osll mnted. are earning $4.000,000. U Is believed that unusual economy can tie exercised In the operation of tho con? solidated interests, giving Increased elUclency in the service rendered and nl the same time largely benefiting the stockholders. It Is expected that the change will afford a better marke) for the securities of the power com? pany. It Is expected that n meeting of tho directors and stockholders of the re j speetlve companies will shortly be held j to ratify tho merger. County II.erratic Committee A meeting of the llcnrlco Cnuntv Demo? cratic Committee win take place al l o'clock Snturday afternoon In tho court bouse. Mitt? ler? in connection ?Uli the npproiirhtni; pri? maries will be iIis-ufsciI nnd noted upon. Not the .Samo Man. J. II. Nolte. the baker, desires ill* public to know thnt he i.? not the .1. II. .Volte who w-ns lined In Police Court Wednesday for a disturbance In a Iheniro. lie thinks somo one pave a fictitious nninc. "No clue to the owner of the money has been found" Again the daily papers are telling a story of care? lessness and neglect of some one's interests; but they do not tell the story of years of saving and self-denial that generally precede such losses. The reader is left to supply the ugly details. It is usually the same story, a pitiful talc of hoarding every cent, without taking the necessary precaution to protect the money. In Boston the other day a discarded lounge ?vhich had been thrown into the street was found to contain $2,495 in glistening coins and crumpled bills. There are larger sums of money than (his stuck away in out-of the-way places in Richmond to-day. IS Tili; PLACIi FOR YOUR MONEY. ANY DAY IS THE DAY TO DEPOSIT IT. BOTH TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW ARE THE TIMES WHEN YOU WILL PROFIT. ASSETS, OVER FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. Factory in Richmond Will Have Annual Capacity of 2,500 Cars. HALF MILLION CAPITAL Charter Applied For?This City's Advantages Secured New Industry. Application wns made yesterday to the State Corporation Commission for 0 cliarler for tho Kline Motor Car Cor. potation, with a capital of J?'JO.000, which will manufacture in this city tho "Kline Kar." Tho application was made by Attorney Rmmett Scaton, and the charter probably will be iBsucd to-day. Olllcois of the company arc ns fol? lows: President S. E. Bailey, of Phila? delphia; Samuel Vi'. Meek, Richmond, vice-president and treasurer: D. R. Mldycttc, Richmond, secretary. Board of Directors?S. E. Rntley. Philadel? phia: .lames A. Kline, Vork, Pa.; War? ner Moore. T. S. Winston. II. D. Eichel? berger, D. R. Mldyottc, S. \V. Meek. "W. B. "West, William It. Swartzchild, Emmet Scaton, W. It. Warren and W. F. Gordon. Richmond. Go to West Knd. Though full arrangements have not yet been made as to the locution of 1 the plant; It is stated authoritatively I that It will be placed In the West End, where options on several pieces of I property have been obtained. The plant, it is asserted, will be ready to turn out 1,912 cars, which means that It will be In full operation by September 1 of this year. It is estimated that It will cost nbout $150. 000 and will employ from 500 to l.ooo skilled mechanics. Final arrange: ments for the location will not be made until the ofllccrs have become I thoroughly satisfied that they have chosen the best location for trackage and street car facilities for their em? ployes. The manufacturing building will be rectangular?100 feel by 60?and ??'.ill j be two stories hlch. There will also I be on administrative building, which will contain the offices and draughting rooms with an observatory on the third floor, from which every move? ment of the demonstrators may be watched by exports. Surrounding tlie plant will be a half-mile track, on ?which the cars will lie tested under the constant supervision of experts, thus doing away with troubles which frequently arise from Incompetent em? ployes. .Hade Were, Not Assembled. Tho plant will be equipped with ttie 1 latest and most improved machinery; and It Is emphasized that the machines I turned out from this city will not be I assembled," but will be cars every 1 part of which has been manufactured ! here under the supervlsoh of one I management. As under the present management at York. Pa., the cars I turned out here will range from a four-cylinder, thirty-horsepower road? ster to a slx-cyUnder, si xt y-horscpow er car. and including also n heavy truck. The capacity of the local es? tablishment. It is estimated, will be ; annually 2,500 cars of the various types. Mr. Kline will be engineer and gen? eral manager hero, and will take charge of I he plant. lie 1ms been In the automobile business' since the self propelled vehicle became practicable. He Is n. member of the American As? sociation of Mechanical Engineers. S. W. Meek will for the most part have charge of Its business affairs. I President Rally is the principal fac? tor in S. E. Bailey & Company. |,nn i caster. Pa., and the Vork Carriage Company, at Vork. Pa. Richmond's, Advnntngen, "It was on the Invitation of S. W. Meek and O. .1. Sands, of this city." snid Mr. Rally nl the Jefferson last night, "that 1 came to Richmond. After a thorough examination of labor con? ditions, freight rates and rrencral trade advantages. 1 became convinced that there was no place belter adapted to the manufacturing business than Rich? mond. The South and Southwest are tho most prosperous sections of Amer? ica to-day, and I am convinced that the great development of the futuro is here. I have therefore, come to join witli Richmond capital in the building I of this great enterprise. ! "I wish it to lie thoroughly under I stood," continued Mr. Bally, "that the I plant at York. Pa., now owned by the Kline Motor Car Corporation, will be continued, hut because of the greater advantages of Rirhmond I lie enlarged plant will lie located here." It is largely due to the efforts of Mr. Meek that this Industry has finally been brought lo the city. With the co? operation of Mr. Mldycttc and Mr. Eichelberger, he has worked for it Incessantly for the last several months. The wWih of such .-in institution to the city may be better appreciated wiicn it Is (alien into consideration that the Kline Motor Car Company has the advantage of orders now far in excess of the present capacity. WORK FOR CHILDREN Nicholson Mother*.' Club Blsrukscs Coro of Tcr-th. The Nicholson Mothers' club bad its reg? ular monthly meeting in the Nicholson School auditorium yeilerdsy ifterunoii at ;t j o'clock. The subject under discussion was 1 the "Cnro of <!"? Child's Teeth." fir. W. IS. Street npnke on "Vahle and i.'are 01 tho Tooth." The dontn! examination .it the school hns 11 linos I been completed, nnd tho principal Is trying to follow It tip ?Ith sonio practical results. The Mothers' Club bns practically com? pleted the work which it set out to do at the boglniVilR of ihc year, rind is even po? int farther and 1,?Rinning to Inquire Into the physical well-being ot 'lb? pupils of the community. An mitstandins debt has hepn wiped 0111. the school grounds have been beautified and 11 splendid library has been provided for the use of the pupils. GENERAL SALE RETURNS Did Snt Visit Roslien, nnd Site l?t Sot Vet Selected. Adjutant-General William W. Salo returned to Richmond yesterday after? noon after a visit to his homo in Rock bridge county. General Sale did not go to Goshcn yesterday, ns he had iin ilclpnicd, to inspect 11 proposed site for Ibis summer's encampment of the Virginia Volunteers. lie said last night that, no -location had yet been decided upon for the annual manoeu? vres of tho Slate troops, except for the Richmond Light Infantry nines' Bat? talion, whlc.li will go to Basle <'lly. as announced in Cils paper yestcrdttv. We Are Prepared For all kinds of weather conditions. If it's a Spring Overcoat you want, we have it. If only a Raincoat, our stock is good. If a Spring Suit, our collection is unsurpassed. We are prepared for you and your boys. Gans-Rady Company Committee Rejects Proposition for Police Court Opposite High School. A schedule for park music was adopted by the Council Committee on Grounds and Buildings last night, the concerts to begin with tho llrsl week In Juno, and contlnuo for twelve weeks. The schedule follows: Monday?Chlmborazo and I.lbby 11111 Parka, to alternate. Tuesday?Monroe Park. Wednesday?Gamble's Hill Park. Thursday?Washington Square. Friday?Jefferson Park. Saturday af? ternoon?William Byrd Park. Tho night concerts are to begin at S:30 and close at 10:30. nnd that on Saturday afternoon to open at -4:30 and close at C:30. Tho report of tho subcommittee In? cluded concerts at Riverside Park, to altcrnato with Monroe, but partly be? cause of cost of band ytsinds nnd tho confusion resulting from so many al? ternating places, It wus eliminated, and Monroe Park will have a concert ench week. The ordinance transferring the care of the Clark's Spring property to the care of the Committee on Cemeteries was tabled. No Court Near School. A resolution transferring John Smith School, formerly the old High School on Marshall Street. between Eighth and Ninth Streets, from tho School Board to the Police Department, lo be used as headquarters for a Po? lice Court, was returned with the recommendation that It be rejected, It being argued that It was not desirable lo have police headquarters nnd n Police Court opposite tile new John Marshall Hlch School. Chairman Hutzler. of the School Board, and Councilman Fuller, of Madison Ward, spoke In opposition to the resolution. A resolution was sent to the Council asking authority lo spend $2,i>00 of i the fund for Bryan Park. In erection of a keeper's house, and the City En? gineer was Instructed to prepare plans nnd secure bids for a reinforced con? crete flam for tho Bryan Park hike, the old stone dam having rjlven way In a storm last year. The use of the City Auditorium by the School Hoard for High Schoo] com? mencements on the nights of June II nnd l"> was authorized, the John Mar? shall High School commencement to come now on June 1A. and that of the colored High and Normal School on June lf>. Bids for mechanical stokers for the City Hall boilers were opened and re? ferred to the Building Inspector for report. Bids for furnishing the office of the clerk of the Hustings Court, Part, 2, were also opened, and the! Building Inspector ordered to award! the contract to the lowest responsible bidder. Tiro Ruit? Instituted. Suit won Instituted yesterday In the I.an and Equity Court by J. ft. .loffer? ncalnst Rotiert Kirk for damage* In the hiiiii of 33,000. N"o declaration hns licen filed. Suit wnn Instituted In the sumo court by W. II. .lenk* iigalimt the Mnrreaii r.'ompuny for du range* In lite sum of ItOft HAS BEEN REACHED Country Club Will Receive No More Except to Fill Future Vacancies. No more women members will be re? ceived by the Country Club of Virginia, except as vacancies in the existing roll may occur. At the meeting of the directors of tho club, held last night. It wns found that the limit of women members,.fixed by the by-laws at 000, has been reached. The opinion was expressed that un? der no circumstances would there be a change In the by-laws to permit any extension of this membership. The directors believe that the limit should sta ml. There will he n waiting list from this time, upon which will be placed nil applications for membership. As vacancies from the 000 now on the list may occur, they will be Illled by elec? tion from the waiting list. In the order of thn priority in which the applica? tions were filed. This rule will not (,c deviated from. Ashburner Found Work Too Strenuous and Wires Resigna? tion to Staunton. "Worn out by three yearn of labor in, tho unique position of general man? ager of tho city of Staunton, Charles E. Ashburner last night wired Iiis re? signation from Richmond to the pre? siding otllcers of both branches of the City Council, effective Immediately. Mr. Ashburner. sintering from nervous prostration and falling eyesight, was in this city on his way to re-onter a hospital In Washington, where he ro ccntly spent a few. weeks. Since Staunton determined to put all of Its executive nlfnlrs In the hands of a general manngcr, tho situation there has attracted attention all over the country. Tho position has been the subject of Innumerable newspaper und magazine comments. The Vir? ginia city lias been held up In many quarters as an example for other municipalities, and, while the plan has not been recommended for larger places. It lias been regarded as a sort of advanced step In what has been called a commission form of govern? ment. \s mis Overworked. Mr. Ashburner last night told The Times-Dispatch that he had been working 365 days in tho year, and twenty-four hours a day. anil that he could stand it no longer. It was be? yond one man's power, to do tho work he had been attempting to do, and to do It .satisfactorily, and that he would try It nn longer. Ills personal rela? tions with the officials of the city ho described as satisfactory and pleasant. STAUNTON LIKES PLAN System Generally Approved, lint Mnn nger'a Murk Crlllclrrd. [Special to f he Tlmcs-Dlspatthi 1 Staunton, Va.. April 20.?Staunton has accomplished more In the way of public Improvements under Ute system of a general manager than over he fore In her history, except when u bond issue was mad,, for -'I. h improve? ments. N" bonds have been sold for general Improvements, nnd yet n great deal of street improving lias been dope. Sewers have bee.- laid and extended and other Improvements In Varlohs de? partments made, all at lower cost III a period of high prl- -x loan ever be* fore. The press ami public opinion here have approved the experiment and regard the plan us eminently prac? tical and economical. There has been strenuous opposition from sohle sources, tint It has been In a very small inlnoril y. This strong approval of the system, however, must be differentiated from Mr. Asliburner's administration of the ofllcc. Many who approve tho system and the results accomplished do not altogether approve his methods, and il was growing opposition to these that Induced his resignation. The plan was Inaugurated three years ago, and, so far as can be lenrn ed at this time, there Is no likelihood of abolishing - oflice unless the con? tingency should arise that a man for the position satisfactory to ill... two bodies of Council could not be found. The leaders In tho Council have been men who have all along strongly favored n concentration of tho bus? iness of the city und the disappoint? ments felt by these In the develop? ments of the past few months seem not to have cooled their ardor. POLICE COURT CASES William IV Stewart AnprnU from Fine oa Charge of Wounding. William I'. Stewart, charged with wound? ing J. W. Wondson, wa? fined IM In Pollca Court yesterday morning, lie took an ap? peal. Kdwnrd Robinson, colored, charged with stealing 5" from the person of Joseph Meek. Ices, wns gent on to ihc grand Jury. I.lzzlo Stokes, colored, was sent on to ths grand Jury on a charge of assaulting Mnnila l.ee Malt with n knife. PRISONER RELEASED Italiens Corpus Wsrk* lo 1-rre Iterent Inmate of Penitentiary. 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