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The "Men's Corner"
Contributes a New Underprice for Friday's Special Sale BROKEN LOTS! LIMITED QUANTITIES! All such must go the way of other Friday remnants?at cor? respondingly low prices?in order to quickly clean shelves and counters for fall stock?. Many prices are cut to almost one-half?READ! 50c Silk Kour-ln-IIand Ties? ["hi e in a large variety of pat- OC tern?. ^ lor $1.00; each. OOL Men's Pure Linen Handker? chiefs?Fine white hemstitched, .1 regular 25c value, ? for 50c, or 1 '7 _ each. * ? L The Usual 15c All Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, hemstitched; 11*? t-pccial for. 1 1 L Men's Cool Summer I'nderwear ?Broken size?, in pongees, crepes and Sea Island gauze, both drawers and n :-, regularly 50c each. QQ*? now. ?JUC Men's Pajamas?-Of fine impotted madras, all sues a clean-up of regular $1.50 lines, at <T1 1Q choice. tl> 1 ? I ?7 Men's Pure Thread Silk Half Hose?In all sizes, a regular 50c value everywhere, here in navy, Rarnet, heliotrope, Rrcen, gunmctal, OP pearl, etc., pair. *??~/C A Clean-Up of Men's $1.00 Soft Shirts-?Natural, pongee and cithers, in a good assortment of sires; choice of the lot. Men's Half Hose, in colors only, the usual 15c and fc best values, to be sold for. Hundreds of Men's Wash Ties, in colors and white, regularly 1 *}1 n 25c each, for. ' <->.'C Men's Soft Collars, instead of 25c each will be sold, in colors 1 OI or white, for . I/Lid 39c s onlv, 11c CHANGE DATE 10 S?ll PRESIDENT Mr. Taft to Attend American Highway Convention in Rich? mond on November 20. Owing to the Inability of President WIlMam H. Taft to be present on the dates originally set. It wm officially announced yesterduy that the annual convention of the American Associa? tion for Highway Improvement wouln be held here November 20-22, instead of October 30-31 and November 1, as decided upon some time ugo. In response to an Invitat'on ex? tended Wednesday by a delega? tion from this city and member* of the association, the President utated yesterday that he would me able to come here on No? vember 20, which has been decided upon as the first day of the conven? tion. The delegation which visited the White House consisted of Mayor D. C. Richardson, Vice-president T. M. Car rlngton. of the Chamber of Commerce; ? J. C. Hemprfni, e'dltor of The Times- | Dispatch; United States Treasurer Leu j McCiting. nnd J. L". Pennybaker. .Ir.. of j the association. No arrangements have yet been made as to the length of the President s stay or his part in the prosram. _In connection with the convention, the Tourinp Club of America is mak? ing plans to be present w'th a swarm of motor cars. Membors of the club from all parts of the United States are arranging to rendezvous in Wash? ington the day before the convention, and to run over to the city on the fol? lowing day. The route taken by the party will, it is expected, largely Influence the selection of a course be? tween the national capital and this city. Par fireitoryv Creditors. Preferred creditors o; Louis L Orepory. former cashier of the Atlantic Coast Line Aal.road, convicted of embezzlement, ha\e baen paid In full by Receiver \V. W. Bever? ly, r.arnrd by the Her.rlco county Circuit Court. Gregory's estate wto. assessed at about t".0CO. About one-half this sura was suffi? cient to sattsiy the creditors. who were paid, while the remainder will be turned over to the American Surety Company, which ae-ted as his bor.fismar. SAVINGS-BANK RICHMOND ? 1117 E-rVlAIN ST. ???~~3-' nUtrest to rt^j?r?aito NEGROES CANNOT USE AUDITORIUM City Attorney's Ruling Prevents Issuance of Permit Under Segregation Law. Use of the City Auditorium by col? ored people Is forbidden by the term? of the Vonderlehr race segregation law, according to a report made to the Council Committee on Qrnutidi and Buildings last night hy Building In? spector Beck. Mr. Beck said tlv.:t after consulting the City Attorney, he had refused a permit for the us? of the building to Maggie U, Walker for a colored entertainment, on the ground that the hall was located In a section of the city a majority of the resident.? of which are of the white race Members of the committee asked whether under this ruling the Acad? emy of Music could be used for a col? ored mass-meeting. Mr Beck thought not. as It also Is located In a white section of the city. He said he was not prepared to rule whether the law would prevent the holding of the col? ored High School commencement at the City Auditorium or not. Members of the committee thought that since the School Board is composed of white men. and the permit was Issued to j them, the colored commencement coulu i be held, to which objoctlum was made ' that in that ease Maggie Walker could i pet ?omP white agent to apply for the j use of the buildlrs? The committee took no action, but several members were of opinion that the law had proved more far-reaching than had been Intended. The cl?ufse us to public hall? was In? serted especially to prevent certain colored congregations from occupying church buildings on Clay Street?in fact, the whole law was designed to stem the movement of colored people Into Clay Street^ NEW ORDINANCES Several Recommended, including Creating I of More Offices. I At a meeting of the Council Committee on Ordinance. Charter and Reform last night ordinances were neommohded to the Council for adaption, granting permission for the erection of several stables: giving police power to the nullding Inspector and his deputies: providing an additional cierk In the Auditor's office, so as to provide for the continued employment of the Assistant Auditor, who came In with the annexation of Manchester. ?t u salary of fl.OM, and i providing for a rierk and stenoerapher In the office of the Special ..ccountant, the clerk to take Stenographie proceedings Of the Council nnd Its- committees when re i|u;r.-<!. The filary <t fixed nt 57S a month A subcommittee was directed to report on j establishments of city scales in the western ? part of the city, several dealers having pro. I tested that they were now out of the mar jket'on city business because of the long i haul to the city scales at Seventeenth and (ir.irf Streets. Another subcommittee was I directed to ri port the added cost to the city of placing street sweepers on a nine iio'ir day ha?!s. The ordinance providing ? ' park-ke<)>er for Washington Park was ! tabled on objections of members that some i thing should lirsi lie provided lor him to ' keep. o The J. & I. Half-Price Sale Positively Ends Monday Night And with it ends your opportunity i?> buy J. & L. QUALITY CLOTHES AT SALE PRICES. Though the -t hing has been heavy, lines arc still reasonably complete, and if you act X')\V you arc certain to find your size in the style and pattern that pleases your fancy best. Mens Suits Prudent buyers arc snapping tip those Fine Suits AT HALF PRICE, bettor come in and get yours NOW. Unrestricted choice < f blues Blacks and Fancies, in Worsted.- or Cheviots, Fall, winter, spring or summer Weights. Suits School open- tri ?! few short weeks, and many mothers are miking their preparations now? AT ONE-HALF SAVINGS. J. & L. shod Suits have no superior for strength and qualities. Boys Straw Hats Here'- your chance to get that neu- top.piece at half price. $5.00 Straws now .$2.50 $4.00 Straws now .$2.0? $3.00 Straws now.$1.50 $2.00 Straws now. $1.00 Manhattan Negligee Shirts All the new and exclusive patterns reduced $1.50 Manhattan Shirts.$1.15 $2.0? Manhattan Shirts .$1.38 $2.50 Manhattan Shirts .$1.88 $3.00 and $3.50 Manhattan Shirts... $2.45 Attached and detached cuffs. Summer Shirts }. & L. Negligees, thai sold up to $2.00. Odds and end-,, but all the patterns arc good; izes 14 lo 17; they are going fast GUARDS TO CAMP IN CHESTERFIELD Tents Will Be Pitched on Court? house Green During Beattie Trial. NO PLACE THERE FOR CROWDS Mr. Smith Denies Sensational Report From York as to Line of Defense. Owing to limited accommodation about Chesterfield Courthouse*, plans are being made for an encampment of guards and officers on the courthouse green. The State militia will fur? nish the necessary tenu and camping out lit. and In the space surrounding the Jail will be pitched the homes of the guards. Chesterfield county and Richmond police and the detectives who have worked on the case. There has been no suggestion of calling out militia, for Chestc rfield citizens are content to allow the luw to take its course But the officers have no idea of allowing any .Interference with witness-prisoners, and propose to take every precaution against rescue or escape. When Henry Beattie. .ir.. and the witnesses. Beulah Blnford and Paul Beattlc. arc moved from the Henrico county, jail to the little jail :it Ches? terfield Courthouse, they will And It surrounded with a tenlel city laid out In military order. Sheriff Olli tn Chnrce. The detectives and special officers, who have been unceasing in their vigilance, will sleep on the courthouse green, so as to be handy nigh; ^nd day. Sheriff c,m and his deputies will I have charge of U>? Jail, and th?s little | building is noir receiving a coat of I paint in preparation for the coming ; j of the distinguished prisoners. Outside : ! will be the gjuards. to prevent escape I from within or any de-nonstrutlon j from without. , Report had it yesterday that orders had already been Issued from the Ad-| Jutant-Oeneral's office for the ship- '. 1 ment of tents to Chesterfield Court-i house. No one would confirm or deny I : it. hut It is known that the detect*', ves. | county, city and special, who have I worked on the case are preparing to! live under canvas, with the Jail al-l ways In sight, while the trim Is In I progress. Xot to Exhume nody. No reason exists, according to of ' ilclals of the Commonwealth, for ex? huming the body of Mrs. Beattie. Coun? ty Coroner .1. Ci. I.ovlng made a thorough examination of the body be? fore permission was given for its in? terment He did not appear as a wit? ness at the inquest, which he conduct? ed, and has since made no public state? ment Dr. Wilbur Mercer and Dr. Her? bert Mann, who assisted at the post? mortem, were called as witnesses. The ! theory has been advanced that Mrs. Beattie was stunned by a blow on the : head before the shot was fired. It is believed that the testimony to be ' given oy the coroner as to his examl ! nation of the body will settle the point. : The defense has made no reques: that the body he exhumed. ( lnlnied to Know It All. Some correspondent In York. Pa . notified nearly every newspaper tn the world last night thnt he would have the line of Beattle's defense before, i midnight, adding that it was the first word yet. Nobody hereabout paid any attention '.o It. but when the demand for Information from this end be- j came so insistent. Harry M. Smith. Jr.| chief counsel for Beattie. set the thing I at rest by declaring that any state ment from York purporting to tell what the defense would claim was ab? solutely without foundation and a pur? ! fabrication. When the big newspapers ' got tills statement they were satisfied. ' realizing that Mr. Smith alone whs the i man to Fpeak. Exactly what the York man had up hi.- writing sleeve was nor : known here, and as The Tlmes-Dls patch declined t.> nibble at his sensa , lion, few bit. Verdict for $8,(100. I In the ease of the Middle Atlantic Imml I gratlon I'ompan;. egslntt R. Pollard Car j doza. which has been on '.rial for several 'days past in th-- I.aw and Kqulty Court, a . verdict was rendered by the Jury yesterday ! for damnirer in the sum of t'.SOO. A motion ' to set aside the verdict on account of mis? direction by the court was continued for argument. The action grew out of the sale of certain timber lands, the suit being for commissions alleged to be due. Dorothy Arnold at Memorial. Dorothy Arnold Is at the Memorial llospl. j tal. hut she Is not the tnlstilnc New York , heiress, for whom then- has been a world I wide search. She is the three-months-old ! daughter of Mr. and Mrs lb.ward A Ar? nold, of ?il West Marshal! Street. AUDITOR WILL NOT TOLERATE DELAY Warns Revenue Men They Must Send Books at Once or Forfeit Pay. ARGUMENT ON TOLLGATES Respondents File Final Plea. Requisition for Escarxcd Convict. Unless those commissioners of the revenue In thts State who have not as yet forwarded their 1911 assessment books to the Auditor of Public Ac? counts can show a good excuse for their delay, they will stand a good chance of losing their compensation for the State's part of their year's work. About one-third of the books ol the 340 commissioners have not as yet been received, although they were due on July 15. The time of some commissioners was extended to Au? gust 1. and not all of these have re? sponded. Auditor Donohoo has been making every effort to reduce the affairs of his ofllce to a business basis, when all officers shall be prompt In the dls curge of their duties. This pollcy when applied to city and county treas? urers has already bridged the State over what might have proved an em? barrassing time of financial stringency (.lies l'lnlu Wnrulug, Some exceedingly plain talk is con? tained in a letter sent out yesterda> by ?> Auditor Donohoe to the delin? quents. He quotes the tax law, which says thnt "the compensation allowed i to a commissioner shall not be paid J Unless he has punctually performed I his duties in reference to the assess- | rnent of property and licenses, and ! has made all reports required within the time prescribed by law, or can show to the satisfaction of the Auditor a sufficient reason for his delay." Captain Donohoe then proceeds: -he Auditor does not Intend to treat this law as n dead letter, but, on the contrary, must be given very good reasons indeed for delay In forward? ing to this otTK'e commissioners' books Which should have been here on or before July 15, 1911. The penalty (withholding of compensation) will be enforced against any commissioner of the revenue who has failed to com? ply with the law, ond who does not ut once forward his books to this office." ARGUE TOLLGATE CASE ItespondcDt? Sny I'ropoMtlou of Com. puny Im un Outrage. Final written argument in the cast Involving the establishment of addi? tional toli gates on th"* Valley Turn? pike was filed yesterday with the Cor? poration Commission by Tavenner & j Bauserman, attorneys for the respon- j dents?the towns of Shenandoah coun- i ty which are objecting to the gates j The matter is now before the com- I mission, and a decision is expected within a short time. The attorneys wax eloquent In thcit objection to more gates. These are < characterized as a nuisance, and to tolerate them, it is said, "will be the limit of human endurance. The ten- i dency of the aae everywhere is to get rid of toll gates." Were the matter before the. Legis? lature. It Is argued, the proposition would unquestionably bo defeated, it is characterized us an outrage on the rights of the people and a discrimi? nation against Shenandoah In favor of the other counties through which the road runs. Claim Illegality. Three reasons are given for which the commission is asked to decide against the fo ir additional toll gates. One of tnese Is that u subcommittee of the board of directors of the Valley Turnpike Company, and not the entire board, voted that the gates should be established. The second Is that the Legislature has no right to delegate to the commission ihn power to re? vise, reoeal und annul a law. while lastly it Is asked that the petition be refused because it Is Inndvisablc. The turnpike company claims t hat it Is not the intention to charge any one now using the gates more than he already pays, since there would be but one toli for each flve-inllo sec? tion, it only wishes, It says, to make, those citizens pay who now use the road free by reason of the fact thnt they r3Side on the road on the oppo? site side of the towns from where the gates are now placed. In a statement furnished the com? mission recently by Harry P, Byrd, president of the company, it Is set forth that the average loll collected per mile over the entire road Is $H<1.0^. while over that part In Shen? andoah county ll Is $49.82 below this average As compared with tnc re? mainder, a deficit is shown in that county for the past year of $1.74.'!.70. The average amount collected per mile In Frederick county is $-71?.07; in Shenandoah, $141.20; In Kocklngham, $194.49, and in Augusta, $212.93. Will Lilt liMCiC oil ItuadM. a requesiiou was nonoreu yesterday by uwvernur atann trout Governor uiluliiti, wit Worm Carolina, tor saw cuuiu, a OOloruu -nun. Vtunlud in llali lux county, A. C, BS an escaped con? vict from the road force, huvugc Is In tli? city jail ot i'orlBinoulh, J, a, House, deputy sheriff, came for the prisoner. Krrnr In Verdier. The verdict ol the, courl-niurtlal held ?it tyUlpuper in the cuse, of Privat? Vi ooasoii Wilkinson, of Company u. First infantry, bus boon received at the office Of the Adjulttnt-Uelierttl, A technical error, however, was discov? ered, .:nd It has iieuu returned to Cul> peper for correction, it U bqliaved the aentenoe will be heavy, Wilkin? son I? still confined In the Ktuhmund ! jail. Bstablbib Own Mess. For the. ftrsi time, the Virginia rifle loam at Camp Perry this year will conduct Its own moss. SO that what? ever kicks on faro may arlso must be directed by each Individual against hlmpelf. A cook will ho taken from I.ynchburg, and the members of the team will see how they can handle housekeeping. Ones In .lull for Joy Hide. William Itoblnsnii colored, wa? convicted In lha Hosting, Court .vratcrdny of Joy rid? ing In lh(..,i ??? W. O. Ilurion and seriously .l.in. i .;inK the machine. Uo was lined ?101 snd noi having the money vvea seni lo jail. I ONE PARKKEEPER HAD TO APOLOGIZE Former Would Not Allow Tem? perance Women to Sell Cream on Lawn. ; COMMITTEE GETS COMPLAINT Riverside Overseer Publicly Rep? rimanded Despite Claim of Innocence. Henry N. Farmer, president of the Clay Ward Actives, n widely known leader In city politics, and keeper of Riverside Park, was publicly repri? manded by the Council Committee on Grounds and Buildings last night and ordered to apologize to Mrs. T. F. Herndon. who claimed to have been grossly insulted by him op one of the city grass plots under his care. ?Mr. Farmer protested to the last that he had done only his duty, and thnt he saw no reason why he should have been censured, and members of tho committee admitted that there were extenuating circumstances. The matter came before the com? mittee on n letter of complaint from Mrs. Herndon. who stated that she had been granted permission to hold a lawn party for the benefit of a tem? perance organization, ajid to sell Ice cream on the grass plot at Harrison and Cary Streets, that triangular plot being under the supervision of the keeper of Riverside Park. She went: to the park during the day with her husband, and erected poles on which to string Japanese lanterns and otherwise prepared for the lnwn fete Former Threw T?rm Out. That night when she returned with I cream, lanterns and all manner of fix? tures, she found her poles rudely, thrown In the gutter, and ull vestiges of preparations removed from the park. I Mr Farmer was In charge, and de- | fended the grass plot against all .-om- | ers. declaring that such a crowd would trample down the hedge and Injure the grass, and he declined to permit the party to go forward. Mrs. Herndon charged that he was rude and Insult? ing, which Mr Farmer denied. Chairman Batklns last night took the side of Mrs. Herndon. He had given her verbal permission to hold the party and sell >o% cream, as he had done on many Flmllnr oocnslons lit many parks. He had not thought It necefsary to Issue a written order, believing that the park keeper would accept her word. Batklne \fter Park Kerper". Mr. Batklns asserted that the city park keepers as a class needed to be put In their places: that having been appointed lnrgelv for political reason*, some of them considered the parks their private grounds, and made all manner Of regulations as to their u?o no! sanctioned by the comm.ic??. The parks were for the use of the people, he asserted, not for the benefit of th" park keepers, whatever their pollilr.t, influence. i Mr Farmer protested that he had not been rude to the women In ch-ir^e of the entertainment, and that he had had no notice that the use of the park had beqn granted r\ny one, and had therefore refused to allow any one to make su'li u<? of It He admitted having thrown the poles, put up in his absence, into the street, but said he thought they had been put up by boys playing on the grass. The committee decided that an apol bgy was due Mr' Herndon, and the park keeper was directed to make It. Chairman Bntklns said that hereafter he would grant such permits In writ? ing, hut he thought it would have re- ] quired very little effort on the part of Mr. Farmer to have called him up and verified Mrs. Hem don's statement 1 before he threw her belongings out of the place. NEW ENGINE COMING Motor to Send It Whirling About When l ire Hell Rings. Richmond'! tint motor tire engine has been1 shipped, and according to advices will tie here on Monday A day's assembling of the detached parts wli! be all that will be required. The manufacturers write that It will be ready for service tests on Tuesday. The new engine Ir to be installed at the Third Street Engine House, which was se? lected for the trial because It Is surrounded by fairly level stretches, wdthout hills, and because practically all the streets In that section are paved. The motor eng:ne Is a powerful combina? tion affair, which. If successful In operation, should prove of great efficiency, and econo? my. Its maintenance cost when not In use Is almost no'thlng, as against the car* of three horses In the present typo of lire en? gine. Preparations have been made for its hous? ing at the Third Ptrcet fCnglno House, new doors with a clearance of 12 feet having been Installed. During tho testing period the engine will be driven by an expert from the factory, while u machinist of the Fire Department is in training. If successful In operation request will he made for appro? priations, which will gradually replace all horse-drawn apparatus with that of the motor type, both for economy and efficiency. l.io e Curtain Fire. Engine rv.mpnny No. 3. In charge of Cap? tain Chasla, responded last night to nn I alarm of tire from Ml h,aal Marshall Street, j A lace curtain In the home of Salvator Ca. i sattn was Mown too near a gas let. and [ there was some blaze, but no damage. Blue Serge Suits As well as White and Striped Flannel Trousers are in a general reduction sale. You can also .get a $4.00 Straw Hat at $1.65. GANS-RADY COMPANY RICHMOND REALTY VALOES INCREASE Buildings Show Gain of $1,140, 580, or 2.9 Per Cent., Within One Year. Ruldlng operations conducted in Richmond within the past year have added a total of $1,110,580 to the tax? able values of real estate In this city. These figures appear in the assess? ment books of Commissioner of the Revenue O. A. Hawkins, tiled In the olMce of the Auditor of public Ac? counts. As a matter of course, there Is no change this year In the valuation ot ground, since that assessment was made last year to *t?nd for a period Of live years. But new bindings which are erected a$e added from year to year by commissioners of the revenue. In the ]91? assessment the value of all buildings in tho city of Richmond. I not exempt from taxation, was as sessed at S39.07S.375. This year the } value is placed at $40,216,955, or an I increase In one year of 2.9 per cent. Ilrttirn? by Ilnoea. i By races, the figures are as follows: .1910?Buildings belonging to white.-. $37,15;.665: to colored. $1,633,710. 1911 I?Whites. $38,501,815; colored, $1.715, [ 140. I The totil real estate valuation In the city of Richmond for taxation?lots ; and buildings?IS $79,-301.751. Of . course, there are millions In value.1-, i belonging to the State, the city, to churches. Young Men's Christian As? sociations und various charitable and., philanthropic and educational InatltU : Hons, which are oon-taxah]e. The total realty valuation In the city of Norfolk this year, due, It Is stated. I to annexation, shows a considerable 1 gain The value of hulldlngn Is $22. ; 165,080, against $40.216,956 In Rich i mond. The assessment of property owned by colored people In Norfolk has more than doubled within the. past year. Jumping from $.'06,990 to $525. I 090. The gain for the entire city Is i $1,866,980. Manchester's valuation was Included ! with Richmond's last year, consequent j ly t!?e gain is not due to annexation I here. DISTRIBUTING BADGES li%e Rlehmonders Honored With MnnatMii Jubilee Souvenirs, Finding that nearly \tf> official badges to ! have been used at the recent Mar.assaa Ni I (ional Jubilee remain unissued. Lieutenant I Oeorge C. Round, chairman of the executive j committee, is engaged in distributing them. About 400 of the 1,000 presented and paid I for by Colone! Rotiert M Thompson were issued during the reunion. All those recsiv ; ing them are recorded in a permanent rec . ord. which will remain In the Mar.aisas I Public Library. I It Is expected that in time the badges. ! winch are very handsome affairs, will be i scarce and highly valued. : I'lve of the badges have been sent to It. I C. Sternes, secretary of the State Roard o! ; Education, for distribution. The recipients I are sons of e'onfederate veterans or veterans themselves, and Mr. Htearnes Is especially I honored because of his authorship of the I lecture which he delivers un Oenera! Nathan 1 itedford Forrest. He himself is one of the recipients. The others are to he J. r> Eg gleston. Jr.. Superintendent of Public In? struction: w. w. Pale. Adjutant-Oenerai of Virginia; Judge James Keith, president of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and Colonel D. n. Wilson, manager of the B. F. Johnson j Publishing Company., Colone! Wilson is a veteran of the Cnlted I States Army, w hile Judge Keith was a flrst j sergeant of Confederate states cavalry In the first battle of Manasa?. i EXPECT MORE ARRESTS ? (.rand Jury Making Itiglil Investigation Inte Colored Hunk. I The HusMngs '"ourt grand Jury yesterday I continued Its probln* in'o the affairs of the i True Reformers' flank. Several witnesses I were heard, and there ara yet many more to come. It Is probable that the Investlga I tlon will he continued Into next week. According to those In a position to know about the Inside workings of the True Ro | formers* troubles, there doubtless will be j other arrests in the case. In fact. It Is said I that the Indictment of several of the most ; prominent negroes of this city, formerly I Identified with the order, is Imminent. Since the defunct organization was nrst or? dered to he Investigated. additional evi? dences 0f crooked work have leaked out ' from day to day, and those interested In j the matter have bcon most Industriously ? working to get every possible hit iff evidence , before the grand Jury. There Is but little I doubt that the ultimate findings of the jury j will result In nothing short of a sensation j among the colored people. Hlg Realty Transfer. lullen Ounn and others have sold to the Wnsthum Corporation more than 25i acres ?>f property tn Tuekahoe District, Henrlco county, adjoining thai of Richmond College, Tor $50,000. A deed conveying this real estate has been filed In the office of the clerk of Henrlco county. At the Jewelers' Convention Which has been meeting in Richmond this week, an interesting talk was on the subject, "The Obligation of Opportunity." We are always preaching the doctrine of opportunity, and \vc are glad that our visiting friends discussed the question from their point of view. To take advantage of every opportunity presented is a duty that you owe yourself; a neglect of this is an injustice to your? self. Begin to fulfill your obligation to yourself NOW. The American National Bank RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. will help you take the first step. Every opportunity grasped will make the next easier for you. With a substantial balance in bank and the established habit of accumulation, you will be able to mate your own OPPORTUNITIES and fulfill all OBLIGATIONS; let I Industrial, Accident and Health Insurance Companies Being Investigated. Although th* results of a special Investigation being conducted Into the affairs of Industrial accident and health Insurance companies la being carefully guarded, there Is a feeling In the Insurance world that a sensa? tion Is Imminent, which will shake this branch of the business to Its foundations. Knough has leaked out and enough more Is surmised to make It almost certain thut developments which .11! come to light within a short time will make Interesting read? ing Indeed. The companies aimed at In the In? vestigation are thoso which do what Is called an Industrial business, many of thorn being active In Virginia. They collect small amounts weekly or monthly, cither through agents or through employers, for which they promise to Insure the pollcyholder n gainst sickness or accident. It if understood that complaints regarding avoidance of the payment of these claims, and frequent scaling ot the nmo mt of the Insurance, prompten the action of Insurance officials. \\ III He Ite-ndy Soon. Colonel Joseph Button. Commissions! of Insurance for Virginia, returned to 1:1s ofllce yesterday, ufter serving on a committee of the National Associa? tion of Insurance Commissioners, which has this matter In charge. Colonel Button declined to give any Informa? tion on the subject, saying that It had been agreed that no details should be madt public until all the examinations are completed. It Is expected that the reports will be ready for filing before the annual convention of the Insur? ance Commissioners, which will meet in Milwaukee on August 22. The committee held sessions eaj-ly lu the present week at the Hotel Man? hattan. In New York, this business keeping Colonel Button from the gath? ering of the State Democratic Com? mittee in Richmond. The committee, is composed of C. A. Palmer, insur? ance Commissioner for Michigan, chair? man; William H. Httchklss, New York, t. II. i .rdtn. Massachusetts. V. W. Potter. Ill'nols. und Joseph B Itton Virginia. On Tuesday an examination was had of the aifair-- of the General Accident Assurance Corporation, oi ' Perth, Scotland, while on Wednesday I the concerns which were subjected to ! probe were the Or eat Kastern C?a?lty Company, of New York, and the Amer j lean Assurance Company, of Phila? delphia. The committee then adjourned to meet In Detroit on August II, when representatives of the North American Accident Insurance Company and th? Continental Casualty Company. Ol Chicago; the National Casualty Com? pany, of Detroit: the L'nltcd States Health and Accident Insurance Com? pany, of Saglnaw; the Phoenix Pre? ferred Accident Insurance Company, of Detroit, the Gennat Commercial Acci? dent Insurance Company, of Philadel? phia, und other Institutions will be heard. ADMITS IT WAS FAKE Barnslejr Sarg Nun- that Desperate Men Didn't Klpnup Him. After leading Sheriff \V. E. Vlett. of Cum? berland county. Md.. and Patrolman Gentry, of this city, over a cold tral! through tha Eastern part of the Slate for "two desperat? Kidnappers," C. Wl?ard llarnsley has ad? mitted that his story of having been spirit? ed away was a fake; that he had been away from home on a trip, and had made up the story so that his parents would not know the real facts. 8everal days ag, the young map appeared In poilre headquarters in company with the sheriff of his county, telling his story snd how he escaped from thetwosfter a desper? ate fight. Though skcpt'.-al. Malor Werner detalVd Gentry lo take up the lrarrh along with the sheriff. Everywhere they went the I trail got colder, and the oft-repeated story seemed more and more Improbable. Oentry rtnally got tired and put it up to Barnsley, who confessed that the whoie thing was a fabrication. Thoroughly disgusted the officer returned to his beat, where there Is more action than ? in be fiiund in chasing down phantom kid? nappers. IN POLICE COURT llrltt Case Dismissed, hut Rrilt Ik Serving Another Sentence. II. L, Britt, arrested >n warrants charging him with the theft of a suit of clothes, val? ued at }25. and $S.Mr from Woodward & Cj larles, was dismissed in the Tollce Court yesterday morning. Britt Is now In Jail. The case of Oscar Deane. colored, charged with assaulting Roberta Deane, was contin? ued to August He was admitted to ball I in the sum of iSW. Attachments were issued for Sam Buff en - , stein, David Davis and Annie Davis, charge,! with assaulting Mrs. Sophia Buffensteln. j The case came up some time ago. but was ; dismissed on account of the physical condl i tlon of Mrs. Buffensteln. 1 Jonah Fisher, colored, was fined MO for assaulting his wife with a knife. James Keiiev paid the same amount for being drunk and disorderly. BELLE HUGHES IN JAIL j White Woman sen! There for One Dny and Required to Pay Fine. Charged with maintaining an obiecnonahie resort at Too East Marshall Street. Reil? Hughes was found guilty In the Hustlngr Court yesterday morning. She was fined si.'.i and sentenced to the City Jail for one day Immediately after tho Jury had brought In Its verdict she was carried to Jail and en? tered upon her sentence. Up lo a late hour the fine had not been paid, hut It Is expect? ed that the money will he forthcoming hv Ihe time her twenty-four hours Is com? pleted. The Rushes..tvooian was arrested some months ago by Acting Detectives Johnson and Kellam on this and another warrant, the latter charging her with the larceny ot a diamond ring, valued at Sisn. She was dismissed In the Police Court on the theft charge._ SMitSeiTrp New* York and Boston