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New Dressing Sacques
For Just Such Hot Days \
White Lawn Sacques, tight fitting back, shirred belt,
with long rolling collar, trimmed with eyelet embroid- CA_
cry, only.-._. ?l/C
$1.98 Sacques Reduced to $1.00
These are of fine white lawn, trimmed with rows of German i
Val. lace insertion and edge, slightly mussed. p
Long Crepe Kimonos, $1.00
Just received another shipment of Popular Crepe Kimonos,
in blue, lavender, pink, navy and red, with Persian trimming;
cool and comfortable.
'Aldermen Refuse to Add One
Million Dollar Rider for
.Gunst Criticized Finance Com?
mittee for Attack on
Though the vote in favor of the
emended bond issue stood 13 to 7. the
Board of Aldermen last night tailed
to Indorse its former action in adding
fhe fl.006.000 rider offered by Alder?
man Gunst, as the affirmative vote of
jit least sixteen members is necessary
for the passage of such an ordinance.
1A motion made by Alderman Grundy
to strike out the amendment, leaving
fh/> bond issue 21.400,000. as originally
recommended by the Committee on Fi?
nance, was lost, so the whole transac?
tion must go through the rounds
p.cain. In order to avoid any more red
tape than necessary, the question was
referred to a joint committee on con?
ference, which will consider it and re?
port later. It Is to consist of two
members of the Board of Aldermen
end three from the Common Council.
No appointments will be made from
either branch until after the Common
Council takes action.
How the Vote Stood.
Alderman Grundy. sub-chairman of
the Committee on Finance, represented
the opposition on the floor, and every
one voting with him was also a mem?
ber of the Committee on Finance with
the exception of Alderman Melton.
, ."he recorded . vote on concurrence
?was. as follows:
Ayes?Atkinson. Bennett. Cowardin.
Don I-eavy, Grimes. Gunst. Kaln.
Mitchell, Moore, Nelsen, Patram. Pow?
ers. Whtttet
Nocs?Adams. B'Jtler. Gllman, Grundy.
Melton. Moricure, Perdue.
When the matter had hern placed be?
fore the house Mr. Gunst was the first
to take the floor In favor <->f his amend?
ment- H-- made a long speech, Eotng
fully Into details, taking up especially
1h* letter of <"hairman Pollard, of the
Finance Committee, wh,o made refer?
ence to Little Jtck Homer and ' Jack- j
pots," beside? showing other reasons
(why a rider should not he vdired upon
the issue. Mr. Gunst thought the ac
Jlon making that letter a part of the
minutes of the last meeting was a re?
flection and an aspersion on those who
jadvocated the Increased issue. To say
the least, he- considered it In very bad
liste, and said that members of the
Committee on Finance mlsrht have al?
ready taken out their plums He went
fhron^h- every p-iingraph of the letter.
^c-Pjyirij: jo ?Vt ftli
PoLlurd".? Slimrt Indorsed.
For the Committee on Finance. Mr.
Grundy replied. He was amazed tliat
>!r. Gunst should attempt to saddle "bo
yadlcal a rider" on the eitv ? i under
ftnnd." continued Mr Grundy. "that
members from the Southslde have been
threatened that their interests would
fjo held up If they voted agilnst the
^n mend men V"
He then read letters from John P.
Branch. William H. Palmer. John P..
fyrcell. Branch. Cabell & Co.; William
W. Habliston and Davenport & Co.. n'il
iof whom agTfied with the V'Mfr of >ir.
T'oUard and thought that the ctty was
'.jiot In a position lb place on the mur
3t?t at this time such an Issue, luci-!
dentally, Mr. Grundy bitterly resented j
the Insinuations of Mr Gunr-t that anv
?'plums" had been gathered In the.
Committee on Finance Mr. Gunst re-l'
Tilled that he meant nothing that would
reflect on the character ot any member
j>f the committee, so that part of lite I
tilt was dropped, with the warning
Irom Mr. Grund-' that in Cut tire names
Jiad best be called.
Other members of the body spone
T>ric:fly for and against the measure,
F.nd the vote soon after was taK.'n.
Amended In llunrd.
The ordinance as originally rer >m
raendod by the Committee on Finance
was for SI.400,000 (or genera] improve
ynenti. It went to the Common coun?
cil in this shape and was passed. 'J ne
Gunst amendment putting on an Itddi
tional tl.000,000 for pa vir.;; was in?
troduced In the upper branch ant
passed on the same night. In ah opin?
ion rendered a few days lat?r. ine
City Attorney ruled that its passage
?was illegal, as, according to the char?
ter, at least three days should ellipse
between the Introduction and passage]
of such ordinances. At a special meet - I
Jng of the Board Monday nlghi. It was
referred to last night's meeting tor
reconsideration, thus, allowing tno nec.
essary three days to pass.
Under suspension of the rules an
ordinance recommending the- appro?
priation of not more than (2,601) lor
the entertainment of the Atlantic
peeper Waterways Association, wmcn
?will meet In annual convention note
curing the third week of October, was
received and referred to the Com?
mittee on Finance.
New York and Boston
Richmond Transfer Co.
State Lodges to Prevent Re?
moval From Bedford City
by National Body.
A meeting- of far-reaching Impor?
tance not only to Mhe order, but the
Slate of Virginia at large, will be held
in this city Tuesday. June 27, by the
exalted rulers of the State Association
of the Benevolent. Protective Order of
Elks, headed by Fred Harper, of
Lynchburg, president of the State or?
Plans will be formulated to make a
fight at the annua] nteetlng of the
grand lodge at Atlantic City the week
of July 10 to retain at Bedford City
the Elks' national home, and secure
for it the proposed expenditure of a
quarter of a million dollars.
It is expected that an effort will be
made at the coming meeting of the
grand lodge to have the national home
removed from Bedford City to some
place considered more central. This
step will be stoutly opposed by the
Virginia delegation.
It Is the Intention of the Virginia
delegation to Issue a pamphlet telllns
how Ideally the home is situated at
Bedford City, and present powerful
arguments why the present site shoulu
be retained. To this end thousands of
the pamphlets will be sent to the dif?
ferent lodges In all sections of the
country. At least 10.000 will be dis?
tributed at the meeting of the grand
John B. BUley, exalted ruler of Rich?
mond Lodge. No. l.>. Tt. P. O. E.. said
last night that every effort wll) be
made to keep the home at Bedford
City. "\\"e a.re proud of the home."
said Mr. Bliley. "and we are going to
get together to show rhnt Virginia
must have it. And we will carry the
fight to the floor of the grand lodge
Mr. Bliley is chairman of the At?
lantic City excursion committee. He
expect? that there will be at least 200
from Richmond Lodce In the party to
the grand lodge conclave. They will
be Joined by ten Elks from Manches?
ter Lodge. The party will leave Rich
j mond for Atlantic Cltv Sundav. Julv
9, at f>:30 A. M.. on a special train.
5t. Mark"?. Kplscopnl to Cclebrnto It*
Thirtieth Anniversary To-Morro-.*.
St. Mark's F-piseopal Church Will
have a home-coming celebration to
nr.crrow, the thirtieth anniversary of ;
the occupation of its present building
at First and Clay Streets At the!
morning and evening services former
members of the choir will conduct the
mufiloal program, while all former
members, now Identified with churches
in other parts of the city, will at?
tend. There will be a historical ad?
dress at 11 A M. hv Rev. E, L. flood
win, ol Ashland, a loimer rector, while
the Rev. Thomaa Ci Darst, of Newport
News, another former rector, will de?
liver an address In the evening. Bishop
Penick and Rev Oeo. Abbltt. of Ken?
tucky, who once preached at St. Marlt'ni
have been invited The Rey 5. i! Ty?
ler, the present rector. Is arranging
for the anniversary service.
H. P. Wilkinson and Roherl r Clodfelter,
who w*re reported on n charge of soliciting
infuroncf- tor th" AppnliscV.an Insurance
'ompanv without a certificate of registra?
tion, ?<?re dl&mltsed In Police Court yester?
day morning. Complaint against the two
men wtif mnde hy .State C ommission' r of In?
surant e Joseph Button
Robert Green, colored, charged with vlo
I Intlrin the segregation ordinance hy moving
intii the house ?t Mi North Twenty-fifth
Street) In a romm?nlty of white people, was
\ dlFinlsned,
Insurance Men RlsmUved.
See To-Day
Monument Annex
Three Automobiles Ready All
Day To-Day to Show It.
14 Lots Sold Yesterday
All Grace Street sold. A few
on Franklin and Monument Ave?
nue left. Re here to-day.
1110 E. Main St.
Trouble With Institution for
Confederate Women Arose
From Misapprehension.
Report of Committee Approved
as Settling Unpleasant '
Without hearing a word of the evi?
dence or acquainting: Itself with the
merits of tho case, but accepting tne
judgment of Its special committee. K.
E. Eeo Camp of Confederate Veterans
last night adopted' resolutions dis?
claiming any right or desire to Inter?
fere with the management of tne
Home for Noedy Confederate women
in this city. The resolutions express?
ed a desire that the pleasant relations
heretofore existing between the camp
and the'homc shall continue.
The whole trouble, according to for?
mer Attorney-General William A. An?
derson, of the committee, arose over
a misconception on the part of Mrs.
Minerva L. Hutch-Ins, the Confederate
widow for whose maintenance at the
home the camp has been providing,
and who was suspended by the man?
agers of her status in that institution.
Wnnted Committee.
Action was not taken by the camp
without protest. D. A. Brown, Jr.,
tried to amend the resolution olL'erea
by the committee, by offering a prop?
osition that Mrs. Hutchlns shall re?
main at the home until a new special
committee appointed to take up her
ca3e shall have made Its report, tte
said that If the camp knew as mucn
about the trial of Airs. Hutchlns as
he did. It would not hesitate to adopt
his motion. When a vote was taKen
on the amendment, It was apparently
about a tie. Division was called lor,
and perhaps half 01* the members rose
in favor of the amendment. Before
they could be counted, Major.Anderson
secured the floor to make further ex?
planation, and under the stress ot
much urging, Mr. Brown withdrew nis
amendment. At last the report was
adopted by a vote of 66 to 1.
The whole affair arose over the re?
fusal of Mrs. Hutchlns to perform cer?
tain duties about the home, such as
washing dishes and assisting a new
housekeeper. She seems to have mis?
understood her position there as being
the protege of Lee Camp, nnd was
under the Impression that her status
was different from that of the other
Following a trial, which, rumor
says, was conducted in her absence,
she was suspended by the managers
of the home. Reports regarding the
affair caused some indignation on the
part of the camp, and some members
have advocated severence or relations
with the home. A special committee
was appointed to Investigate.
Gist of Bcport.
This committee produced Its report
last night. Stripped of verbiage, It
set forth that the Home for Needy
Confederate Women is an Independent
corporation, under Its own charter,
and is entitled to manage Its own af?
fairs: that Lee Camp has and claims
no right to interfere with the man?
agement: that the camp feels a cordial
Interest In the objects and purposes of
the home, and would do nothing which
would embarrass the managers; that
Mrs. Minerva L. Hutchlns has no
rights other than those, accorded to the
other inmates, and that she must "obey
Its regulations.
Over and over again the report as?
serted that absolutely nothing had
been charged or adduced to In any
way reflect on the character or vera?
city of Mrs. Hutchlns.
Its Recommendation*,.
The recommendations made by the
committee, as adopted by the camp,
are as follows:
1. That Mrs. Hutchins will remain at
the home only with the consent of Its
board of managers and in meeting the
requirements, just as the other inmates.
2, Thut a special committee, composed
of E. .1. Bosher, D. S. McCarthy and
James Power Smith, be appointed to
visit Mrs. Hutchlns and inform her of
the stand taken by the camp.
> 3. That If she is requlrod to leave the
home by the managers, this committee
is authorized nnd requested to make
a ri angements for her care in some
other home, and to make temporary
arrangements in the ovenl of delay in
her permanent care
4. That the eanlp has no right to re
qufre the resignation of the managers
of the home nominated by the camp.
B Thai the ramp extends Its kindly
wishes for the future success of the
On motion of Dr. George Ross that
the report be adopted, the matter came
before the camp. Major Anderson said
that the original Issues wire really
frivolous and that the whole affair had
been a misapprehension. I.leutenant
?"'omrr.andf r 1? R. Mason, from the chair;
Adjutant J. Taylor Stratton and Judge
Oeo.-ge li. r'hrlstlnn thanked the com?
mittee for Its report, and there was a
general feellnj; of gratification that the
camp ceiild find a way to the close of
en Incident which, as one expressed It,
has come nfarev wrecking the organ?
ization than any situation It has ever
Mr. Brown's '.Ina! decision to with?
draw his amendment was greeted wllh
cheers. Tho camp adjourned in the
nildsl of the utmost good feeling.
Henri in; on Turnpike Petition Conrlnded
Refnrp < .mi MiUsl.iu,
Argument ?-ns concluded at nnon yester?
day or. the hearing of Ihn petition of tho
Valley Turnpike Company lo be permitted
to establish additional militates, nnd tho
rase w.-is submitted to iho State Corpora?
tion commission. Judge F f>. Tnvennar, of
Woodstock, who '.to ill .it his hotel on
Thursday night, was ?ble io appear In the
In his argument Judge Tavanner ascribed
the wear on the famous old pike to the
modern automobiles, and said they should
l>e charged n larger amount for using the
roads. lie protested against additional
gates as contrary to the gancral practice In
this state.
Richard Evelyn Byrd In closing; for the
petitioner argued that It Is not proposed
to add n penny of cost to any person now
using the ro.id. but only to charge those
now making use of it without paying for It
Mr. Grave? to Judge.
?Tames W. Graves has been Invited
to act as judge of hnntorj t*r the
Chagrin Valley Hunt Cluh, of Cleve?
land. O.. which will give, its horsa
show in that olty <>n Jul:t..J5..J nnd 8.
1 he club Is one of :ha liu?oKt 'ind most
fashionable In the . Middle "Wohl, and
the selection of Mr. ? Craves Is a tri?
bute to his horse show work In Vir?
Lloyd Eacho Fell From Rock,
and Boy Companion Could
Not Save Him.
Negro Kept On Fishing From
Boat When Asked to Help
Save Boy.
Losing his balance as he sat fishing
from a large rock. Lloyd Bernard
Eacho. twelve years old, of 2122 Ven
able Street, fell Into the James River
at the foot of Seventeenth Street at 8
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and de?
spite his heroic struggle for life, was
drowned In sight of his small compan?
ion, Walter. Eubank.
Both boys left their homes yesterday
morning, ostensibly and as their par?
ents thought to go to 500 Denny Street,
Fulton, to play with Lloyd's brother,
Donald, who, with his father, operates
a store at that address. While they
had been warned of the dangers of the
treacherous river, they lingered along
the banks, and finally got out their
lines, and, finding a convenient spot on
which to sit beneath the shade, pro?
ceeded to fish.
.NcgTo ItFftiflfd to Help.
Lloyd caught one fish, the only cj^tch
of the day, before the accident. He
cast In his_llne again and watched the
bobbing cork. Walter sat behind him,
higher up on the bank and at a safer
distance from the water. Suddenly,
said Walter, who sobbed out as much
of the story as he could tell In his
mother's home, 2106 Venable Street,
last night, Lloyd slipped and slid Into
the water. He rose to the surface,
floating on his back, and Walter shout?
ed to him to turn over and strike for
"Lloyd tried hard to swim," said
Walter. "He turned over and kept his
hands going. But his eyes began to
bulge out, and I knew that he was go?
ing to be drowned. I started to Jump
In after him, but I thought we would
both be drowned: so I stayed on shore
and shouted for help. There was a col?
ored man fishing from a boat, and I
shouted to him to get Lloyd out. but
the colored man said he couldn't swim,
and kept on fishing. He didn't pay any
attention to Lloyd at all. Soon three
white men came, and then T ran home."
Hard Struggle In Water.
Lloyd sank and died without titter?
ing a sound. He rose to the surface
several times, always struggling. But
the water was too swift, and It so^n
bore him far from the shore.
The three white men experienced lit?
tle difficulty in recovering the body.
Mr. Eacho was notified- and the body
was conveyed to Nelsen's undertaking
establishment, in Fulton.
As soon as Walter got home he in?
formed his mother of the tragedy, and
a neighbor carried the sad news to the
dead boy's mother. She vJas grief
stricken, for he was pext to the young?
est of her nine children.
Coroner Taylor viewed the remains
and decided that Lloyd came to his
death by accidental drowning.
Besides his parents, Lloyd is sur?
vived by eight brothers and sisters, as
follows: Miss Maude. Eacho, Mrs. Wil?
liam Radford, Cleveland, James, Thorn-'
as, Augustus. Donald and Harold. The
funeral arrangements will be announced
Court B'fiiM's to Grant Injunction In Monti,
rello Hall Cose.
Judge Dnniol Grlnnon in the Chancery
Court yesterday refused the plea of Philip
Whltlock and other adjoining property own:
ers to restrain B. Ferrnndlnl from pulling
down Montlccllo Hall. Some time ago the
Injunction was granted, but was dissolved
because the other side had not been heard.
Contractors are already at work pulling
down the hulldln*. and a permit has been
Issued for the construction of a modern
store building on the site. It is probable
that suits will he brought In other courts
to cover the alleged damages. |
Meredith, Morris and Rountree
Invited to Serve on Joint
Business Men and Lawyer Will
Help Devise New System
of Government.
Although no formal election has been
held, the special Council committee ap?
pointed to suggest changes In the form
of municipal government, has selected
Charles V. Meredith, L. Z. Morris ?.nd
Henry W- Rountree as the three citi?
zens to serve with members from the
Board of Aldermen and Common Coun?
cil in-drafting a report. Business men
and Councllmen who have heard of this
action havo expressed the warmest
commendation, believing that Mr. Mere?
dith, Mr. Morris and Mr. Rountree will
give valuable help In & matter which
has engaged the serious thought of
the public for several years.
Familiar With Conditions.
Mr. Meredith, beoausc of his service
as City Attorney; Mr. Rountree, be?
cause of his several terms In the City
Council, and Mr. Morris because of his
former service as president of the
Chamber of Commerce and his famili?
arity with local conditions, aro ex?
pected to offer suggestions which will
be Invaluable In simplifying the gov?
ernment plan without coming out ab?
solutely In favor of the flat commission
system. There Is a desire to separate
the legislative and executive functions,
but there is a greater desire to place
and define responsibility so that the af?
fairs of the city may be conducted
along strictly business lines.
Members of the joint committee as
at present constituted declined to dis?
cuss the selection of citizens In ad?
vance of the meeting called by Chair?
man Gilbert K. Pollock for Tuesday
night, but It is generally admitted that
Mr. Meredith, Mr. Morris and Mr. Roun?
tree will serve If they can find the
Besides Mr. Pollock, the Council com?
mittee consists of John F. Don Leavy,
Robert G. Bennolds. Dr. Frank M.
Rende and John J. Lynch. *
Two Cases Reported to Police by Vic?
tim*, but Nobody I? C'liught.
A. H. Conner, of 1222 North Twenty
seventh Street, reported to the police
early yesterday morning that he was
held up and robbed of $37 near Twen?
ty-seventh and Leigh Streets as he
was on his way home. Detective Ser?
geant Kellam mnde an Investigation,
but could find no clues, and the Inves
tlgatlon was continued yesterday by
Detective Sergeant Wiltshire.
Conner said thot both men were
masked on the lower half of their
faces. After a little questioning by
the detective, he said also that both
men' were clean shaven. Later he
staled that he knew, In spite of their
being masked, that they were clean
shaven, because the same two men had
stopped him the night before ann
asked him for a match. He was able
to describe his assailants. One was
short, stocky and had red hair, and
wore a striped suit of clotht-s. The
other was a very large man. and wore
dark clothes. While one toyed with
him with a gun, the other rifled his
Conner's father did not know of the
hold-up and robbery until between II
and 12 o'clock yesterday, when he was
Informed by n police officer.
Shortly before 2:30 o'clock Jack:
Howard, night hilling clerk at the
Seaboard Air Line freight tlepot. was I
knocked In the head, he reported, by ?
a highwayman, who then stole $22 i
from him. He recovered as the robber I
fled, and fired several shots after him. I
None of the shots took effect.
Kessler, Whom I|e Hit, Went Ktsetvliero I
to Swcnr Out Wnrriinl.
As he has so often Issued warrants
for others, so last night was Maitis-!
tr?te R. C. Duke, justice of the peace
and so on, forced to face a warrant I
for his own arrest He did not issue I
this warrant. Another magistrate per-i
formed that, perhaps, unpleasant duly, i
But the 'squire does not face serious,
punishment, for the crime- with which!
he is charged Is not one of thr>se'
nnmcd In the category of heinous of?
fenses against the peace and dignity j
of the Commonwealth. He Is r.hrntr'l '
with striking A. B. Kessler In the.;
street. It seems that words were!
passet] between the two men, and thnc
'Squire Duke thought the tim3 had
come for action. He landed his blow,
and Kessler sought out another itis
tlce of the peace. 'Squire Duke, was
Councilman, ot Least. Must Walt Until Court
? Decides.
An Injunction was granted In the Law
and Equity Court yesterday morning re?
straining Councilman J. J. Burke from sell?
ing or transferring the liquor license, under
which Archie Pratnlll hau been conducting
business at 1421 North Seventeenth Street.
Both men claim the ownership of the li?
cense. The Injunction holds until July 1.
whon the matter will he settled. Me-anwhlle
the plaintiff Is required to give bond in the
?um of }50?.
Pratalll says In his hill that he bought
and paid for the license nearly a year ago.
but that Eurkc failed to convey the property
to him. Burke denies that he made an ab?
solute sale of the license. Attorney L. O.
Wendenhurg Is counsel for Burke, and D. C
O'Flaherty for Pratalll. \
The cases of H. B. Beard against the
Globe Coffee and Molasses Company for
S7S. and that of the Bank of Brunswick
against the East Coast Lumber Company
for $1."50 debt on note, were dismissed and
strtckon from the docket.
On yesterday a lady customer deposited with us one thousand
dollars in bills, which she said had lain idle on her uncle's farm In
the country for two years, because of his unwillingness to part with it.
This means that he LOST sixty dollars by failing to deposit It
in the
American National Bank
at 3 Per Cent. Compound Interest, where he would also have gotten
100 per cent. Security and 100 per cent. Service. Lot YOUR money
work for you with us 365 days In the year.
Offers To-Day
At $ 16.50 Men's mixed suits worth up to $28.00
At $1 5.00 Blue Serge suits worth up to $22.50
At $1.65 Straw Hats worth up to $3.50
At $4.95
up to $8.50
Boys' Knickerbocker suits worth
Special Master Hears Argument
in Case Involving Colored
Fraternal Order.
From a loquacious standpoint, as
well as one that showed, to a certain
degree, the Inside workings of a secret
fraternal order, It will be many days
before a case Is presented to a local
Judge for consideration that so re?
sembles a Chinese puzzle as that of
yesterday before Special Master
Claude M. Dean. In the. United State?
courtroom, when the cause of James
E. Mills, past trustee and former
grand exalted ruler of the Improved.
Benevolent and Protected Order of
Elks of the World, against J. Frank
Whcaton. present grand exalted ruler
of the organization, was aired.
From noon until 7 o'clock last
night counsel for the plaintiff and de?
fendant examined and cross-examlneo
witnesses. Arguments caused the trial
to drag.
Mills, as plaintiff, is suing Wheaton
in three causes: To restrain the de?
fendant from using the ritual of the
order as prepared by B F. Howard
of Cincinnati. O.: to "obtain IS,000 for
Howard in payment tor the ritual,
now used by the united organization,
and to obtain from the society il.s.onn
for the use of the ritual. All the
principals In the suit are colored. The
organization Is for colored men alone.
The Eults were originally sUrled In
this city October 12, ? 1910. before
Judge Edmund Wnddlll. Jr.. who
turned the rase over to a special
Howard Founded Order.
It was shown by the plaintiff that
Howard, who founded the order, was
Its president for ten years, during
which time the ritual he prepared wan
used. In return for his work It was
agreed in the constitution that he was
to receive fin per cent, of the gross
receipts from the Installation of
lodges Before his lerm expired, how
eve.r. It was agreed that he was to
accept JR.000 In lieu of all other claims
against the ordr-r.
In the meantime a split occurred,
and the Whealon faction, organizing a
grand lodge, proceeded to establish
sublodges. using. It is claimed, a ritual
the same as that written by Howard,
but not copyrighted as Is the original.
It Is the contention of the plalntirt
that such a course Is illegal. Kedress
on these grounds Is sought.
James tj. Mills, of Norfolk, and
James T. Carter, of Richmond, were
the two witnesses presented by the
prosecution, through Attorney James
M. Harrison, of Norfolk.
Mills contended thnt the Wheaton
faction and the united organization,
which Is also headed by Wheaton. have
acted Illegally In using the Howard
ritual. He told of the split In tne
order, and how the factions agreeo
to unite and pay Howard J5."0'l tor
the use of his Tltua). each wing to
share equally In the cost.
Giles to the Front.
Giles B. Jackson, the legal luminary
for the defense, took Mills to task In
n series of rapid fire questions. lie
hrought out that fact thaf The ritual
now In use Is not the Howsrd text.
He contended that, such being the case,
the plaintiff could not sue for the use
of something not theirs.
Verbal clashes between Jackson and
Mills enlivened the trial. Following
n violent harrangue by Jackson, tne
attorney asserted that the witness
was nervous. "Not nervous, sah," was
the retort of Mills, "but I have a
splitting headache after your re?
marks." )
Carter, a former grand trustee, and
secretary of the arbitration committee,
testified that there was an agreement
by the order and Howard to pay the
l?ttor 15,000 for the copyrighted ritual.
This payment, ho said, was to he when
the factions united. He stated that
Wheaton Is now head of the con?
solidated order, and that, in his opin?
ion, the Howard ritual can be used by
the united society on the payment oi
the money.
It is Mllls's contention that the
p-wer vested 'in him when he was
elected trustee arid grand exalted
ruler In August, 1909. at Detroit, has
never-been abrogated. It Is on tnis
ground that the suit has been Insti?
Captain McMohon Expect* to Return With
Louis Gregory In Ten Days.
Captain o' Detectives McMahon left at 6:4S
o'clock yesterday afternoon for Denver, Col.,
where he goes to bring back Louis L. Greg?
ory, who absconded with more than $21.000
belonging to the Atlantic Coast Lina Rail?
road, by which he was employed as freight
Oregory had been living a short time In
Denver under tho allaa of L. L. Whltmore,
and was about to secure a position aa sales?
man for an automobile company when ar?
rested by two detectives. He at once ad?
mitted his Identity and agreed to return to
Virginia without requisition papers. But
Captain McMahon, desiring to save possible
trouble and difficulty, secured the necessary
papers from the Governor's office yesterday,
and departed fully armed with copies of
warrants and Indictment. The trip will oc?
cupy, probably, ten days.
Street Cor Damage Suit*.
In the cbbc of -Mrs. J. H. 'Christopher
against the Virginia /Railway and Power
Compony for damages of $5,009 the City Cir?
cuit Court Jury rendered a verdict In favor
of the defendants. A motion to set aside
was overruled and excoptlon noted.
Argument was begun in the suit of Dora
I Cartor Seay against the Virginia Railway
und Power Company for damages of J2.C00:
It Is oxpected that the hearing will be com?
pleted this morning. ,
Murrled In Wnshfngtnn.
I A marriage license was issued In
Washington yesterday to Robert J.
Crostlc and Sue J. 'Dorset, both of
Two Heat Prostrations Reported,
While Whole Town
Temperature Jumps Thirty De?
grees From 6 A. M. to 3 in
The highest official mark ever reach?
ed by the mercury In this city, savei
once In tho past twelve years, was
notched yesterday afternoon shortly,
after 3 o'clock, when a hot blast from
the west struck Richmond, sending It
up to nlncty-elgtft degrees This was.
an advance of three degrees over the
previous high mark of the year.
A peculiar feature, of the day's tem?
perature record was the variance be-'
twecn the. minimum and maximum fig?
ures. At 6 A. M the temperature w.13 '
sixty-eight degrees, the lowest of the
day. At 10 o'clock It whs ninety de?
grees. An Increase of thirty degrees
was noted between the ' time of the
minimum and shortly after 3 o'clock
when the maximum was reached.
An almost Insufferable humidity ad?
ded to the discomfort of everybody;
For there' was no surceasr from the
heat's Intensity even for those able to
remain in the shade. Even the zephyrs,
wafted by countless electric fans in
offices, amusement places and homes
failed to give relief.
Hot From the Start.
At S A. M. the thermometer register?
ed seventy-nine. The humidity was
fifty-three, and there was a westerly
breeze that didn't average six rnlles
nn hour Even at that .hour It was
plain that the heat of the day wan
to be abnormal. This was'later shown
when the. mercury gradually rose until,
at noon. It reached ninety-five.
From noon until 2- o elo'-it, the mer?
cury rose slowly, reaching Its highest
point at 3 o'clork. when It touched
ninety-eight. Then It gradually fell oft
with no dlmunltlon, however, of the
intense heal of the earlier hours.
At the kiosk In Capitol Square, the,
needle smashed all records of the sea?
son when It advanced to 107 at 3
o'clock, while the. official thermometer
was registering ninety-eight degrees.
And the kloFk better exemplified tho
way people felt than did the official
register. It will be hot again to-dsy.
T?o Hcnt ProMriitlontt.
Two prostrations from the exces?
sive heat were reported yesterday to
the ambulance surgeons, and In the
case of William Chamberlain, an aged
Inmate of the Soldiers" Home. Dr. Tar?
ter, of the city ambulance corps, exper?
ienced some difficulty In reviving the
fiatlcnt. He was In a had condition for
nn hour, but was finally restored.
The second prostration was that of
George Jeter, colored, employed In the
American Tobacco Company's plant at
Twenty-sixth and Cary Streets. He was
stricken while at work, but responded
quickly to treatment, and was taken to
his home, 111 f. St Paul Street
Mra. GIII'h Hoya Iluve Plenamil 'time
at (.Tonlug F.xercl.ses.
Closing exorcises of the Richmond
Male Orphan Asylum were held yester?
day afternoon liefere a largo and ap
preclajlve audience, among whom were
manv.directors of the Institution. John
L. Williams, of the hoard of directors,
presided and delivered remarks eulo?
gistic of the work of the asylum and
ol Mrs. Gill, and Henry S Hutzler, also
one of the directors, had many \leas
nnt things to sav to the hnppv urch?
After tho exerclces the hoys werei
treated to a bountiful spre-ad, to which
also several of the directors sa' down,
anil then there were games ~>n the
shady lawn
Medals and prizes were delivered, as
follows: Scholarship, given by General
Charles .1. Anderson, to Eugene Grang?
er; the prize in ?athematlcs, given by
D. O. Davis, to Elmore Burton; rhe
Lou Mar medal, given by Henry S.
Hutzler, to Ellett King; penmnnsb'n
(first prize), to Arthur Ilung-?rforc);
(second prize) to Stanley Turner, gen?
eral Industry and improvement, to Ar?
lington Acree.
Richmond May Get Freight Agent?* As?
sociation In 1013.
The twenty-fourth annual convention
of the American Association of Freight
Agents came to a close in Kansas Clty
yesterday. Three hundred of the 900
members from all parts of the country
were In attendance. Among Richmond
people at the convention were Captain
E. H. Lea. of the Southern Railway;
Leslie EUl3, of the Richmond, Fred
erioksburg and Potomac: H. R. Phln
noy, of the Seaboard Air Line; G. A.
Warthen. of the Chesapeake and Ohio,
3nd G- M. Wyatt, of the Old Dominion
Steamship Company. Richmond will
endeavor to bring the association hero
in 1913.
Charge They Have Xn License..
Tho Worth Electric Autr.moblla
Company, of 501 Wc-st Main Street, was
reported last night on a charge of
doing business without a llconse. Tho
complaint was brought by Colonel
B O. James, Secretary of the Common?
We pay all our deposits on demand.
More we cannot do and less we
should not.

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