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October Hoiisefornishing Sale at Miller & Rhoads' Store It begins THIS WEEK and continues up to October the 10th. Come in and make your selections now?from The Biggest Stocks Ever Shown in Richmond Carpets Druggets Rugs Curtains Portieres Draperies Mattresses Blankets Comforts It is a great sale that is full of interesting suggestions for every housekeeper. Take elevator to The Third Floor THE GREAT HOUSE FURNISHING EMPORIUM. EMPLOYERS CAN'T I GIVE FREE SMOKES Revenue Department Puts Ban I on Custom of "Employes' j Smokers." The ban hu been placed upon the: free smokes by employes of mann-1 facturers of cigars and cigarettes. An ' edict has hei n Issued by Commissioner j of Internal Revenue Royal B. Cabell 1 ordering that the practice, wherever! It exists, he nt once discontinued. According to statements made yes? terday at the Richmond office of the Internal Revenue Department, there exists among many of the tobacco ?manufacturers an erroneous Impres? sion that cigars and cigarettes, known as "smokers." may he given to em? ployes each day, and they are not I taken from the regularly stamped '. packages, hut from stock, without | being entered upon the manufacturers'! nccottnt Not being stamped and I packed before removal from the prem- | ises. the practice Is a violation of l the law and regulations In recent years, and particularly In Richmond, which Is looked upon as one of the largest centres of tobacco ?r.anufactorles, the custom haF grown. ? It Is said, to tremendous proportions ? This Is what caused the action of the department in prohibiting it. Custom No Excuse. The plea advanced that it has been /?ustomary among manufacturers to permit their workmen to remove from their bonded warehouses a* "smokers" rlcsrs and rlsrarettes unon wrflch the tax has not been paid will not be ac? cepted by the department as in any degree palliating an act which Is ex? pressly forblcfceri !>??? statute. Penalttea'pre scrjbed in this ease are that the offender shall be fined not less than |500 nor more than JTj.onn and Imprisoned not less than M> months nor more than three venr?. Officer* (let Instruction?!. Collectors, deputy collectors, reve- | rue agents and other officers charged i ?with the Inspection and examination I of cigar and cigarette factories have! been Instructed to give their Imme? diate and special attention to this matter Circulars containing jhe .lcelsion tif Commissioner Cabell have been dis? tributed among all manufacturers af? fected. AMATEUR YEGGMEM "Thieve. Breul* Into and Rob Woman's Ei changei bul Fail to open v-.tr>.. Amateur yeggnien ?-:nr time- Sunday night Sained entranie tr.to the Woman's Ex? change. MO K?s- Franklin street, t.y i-uttins out a door panel They stole ? lot of worotit'i waists, two or three pieces of white matt rial, twelve yards to a piece, a child*! tan ?r? >.? and other art They then tried to break Into two rate? r?y a chisel, bin w??e baffled. Detect.ve.pers. ant Ba'!<sy ir.i t>teet<ve Bc-'.ton were assigned to the case. They found several crude tools In 'he rear alley. POSTAL BANK Will Open anil lie R?ady for Business Early Neit Ejaturdoj Morning. Poatmris t~r V.t-.ir A' 11 r.. Jr.. ?aM y*?t*r Hay that the Postal Sa\intss Bank will he opened In R'.rhrr.oncl nm Saturday morning et t o'clock nr.il w.lll t.e rea<iy for huslr.ets. The Institution will he Instoll'd in th? mousy order dlvlrton. and will be under the direct e.harjje 0: Edward E. Bernar.l, of that division, but under the general su pervlrfon of Curhler Wa:i? n Mr-uon Pytlilant toiler Degrees To confer the second degree rank pages who were recently :r.lt;Ht?<j the Knights of Pythias, of Richmond, will hold a Joint session to-night in Lee Camp Hs:i ACCOUNTS SOLICITED RICHMOND CODE AI LAST FINISHED Volume Ready for Delivery I After Encountering Many j Delays. Two complete copies of the long heralded and much-dlsciis^ed Rich? mond City Code of 1910 arrived nt the City Hall yesterday In time for a meeting of the Council Committee on Printing and Claims, which was called for f> o'clock. But the commit? tee failed of a quorum, so the work could not be formally accepted. Al? though a. long time in the. making, the volume is a handsome one. and 1 bids fair to be the most useful bock published by the city !n many a day The charter of the city and an Index to the charter comprise slxty-tJireo paces. The code proper makes just BOO pages?n complete codification 01 all city ordinances based on the cod* of 1S99. a.s amended by t-ubsequent ? ordinances The main index?by far s the most important part of the en? tire volume?embraces 2 IS pages, and is one if I he most complete specimens of legal indexing ever accomplished In Richmond, being a great ndvanco over the Index to the city code of IS99. Just three year* ago the City Coun- ! ell took steps looking to the prepara? tion of a new city code, the code of 1S99 having become obsolete in many chapters. City Attorney Pollard under? took the work between his othrr duties. Preparation of the Butldlr.g \ Code Intervened: then came the an-! nexatlon of Manchester and the mul- ? tltudlnous problems growing out of that union. The code was Anally carried down so as to include the an- i nexatlon act. and subsequent actions of the Council, and is published as of August 81, 1910. Already it Has been amended in a dozen places. Mnuy Trouble* Encountered. When the present Council organized the first week in S-ptember. 1910. Ml Pollard reported that the volume \\.. ready for publication. It was formal! adopted by the October Council and ordered printed one year ago next month Then came on a sea of trou? bles... The Committee on Printing and Claims has met times without number to wrestle with the problem. Sheets were condemned for faulty work; a fire destroyed part of the printed vol? ume, und finally the contractor, the j Capital Printing Company, went Into , bankruptcy. The work then went to ; Gill Brothers, who have delivered the I book. The code proper was completed j last April, and months were required for the careful indexing, cross-tndex I Ins; and sublndexing which has been ! done by Richmond T. Lacy, of the City ! Attorney's office, in a manner that has commanded the highest praise, j For a year past the Council has been ? working 111 the d:irk In amending or? dinances, and the Police Department I has experienced the greatest dilti? ulty j In finding what city ordinances re ( quire. Copies of the calf bound volume will come from the bindery dally until , the demand has been supplied. When the Committee on Printing arid Claims has secured a quorum and paid for the work. It proposes to Un? dertake a search for the missing bound . ??'. ime of . Ity reports, ordered printed las! March, and lost somewhere?no? body se.-:ns to know Just where. < hrrkiue; Dp Accounts. ispector Collier, of the United states Iri? na! Revenue Department, arrived In :hmond vtnerday, and at once began t-ckiiiK up ill* accounts of the office cf Hector M. K. I.owry. Mediterranean and Egypt Trip De Luxe lly (h?> mammoth l??tln scroti liner. ''Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." Sailing from New York on February 14. HHz, to Fiincha!, Gibraltar. Algiers. For* <,V",''',riinch'>>' Genoa, Naplea and Rates to or from Port Snid, S157.S0 and up. first class] f.112.50 und up, eec und eins:,. Rates to or from all other port*. 9107,50 nnd up. firm classi 105 ,lt,d u|, second class. For further Information and tickets, consult RICHMOND TRANSFER Cn., bOU Kajst Moin Street. INNOVATION IN WORK OF COLLEGE Teachers of City to Be Instructed in Topics Pertaining to Profession. RICHMOND COLLEGE OPENS I'urmal Exercises Marked by Address From Professor Van Landingharn. Brief and simple ceremonies last night marked the formal opening of the 1911-1012 session of Richmond Col? lege. The exercises, which took place in the chapel, were witnessed by an | audience which comfortably tilled the main part of the auditorium. The heat which prevailed last night was given as a cause for a larger attend- : ance not being present. Professor H. A. Van Landinghanl, of j the department of EngliBh, was the I orator Of the occasion. He gave a fine biographical sketch of the early life of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh, weaving a pretty story about the In. mortal Scotchman and hie bride. The ceremonies were opened with prayer by Rev. \V. C. James, pastor of the Grove Avenue Baptist Churcn. : Dr. F. W. Boatwright. president of the college, made a few preliminary remarks touching on the present sett- | sion of the Institution and looking to- j wards the future. He said that the1 matriculation this year was practical? ly the same as the preceding season? about 310 students Teuchel-?' Classes. "An Innovation at Richmond Col? lege this year," Dr. Boatwright said, "will be the" Inaucurutinn on October' 1 Of Saturday classes for tearhers. There has been a growing demand j that we do more for Instructors, espa- j daily those of the public schools of I Richmond, and the trustees have or-j ranged for the Saturday classes. Each Saturday forenoon will be devoted to i this work, and the following suiilects ; will be treated: English and American literature, history, government of Vir? ginia and education " He remarked that there will bo no faculty changes Attention was called to a new course which will be offered students. It will embrace Instruction relating to Sunday school work with; the Idea of equipping thOFe who desire to perform the duties of teachers. Faculty In Cup and Gown. All the members of the faculty, with ; the exception of Professor William P. j Dickey, of the department of Latin. , who was recently operated on at the Memorial Hospital, had seats on the platform. They were clad In cap and gown. It was announced that memorial services win be held to-morrow after? noon at 1 o'clock In the chapel for Dr. Carroll M. Baggarly, who died re? cently from typhoid fever. Dr Bag? garly was an Instructor and former student at Richmond College. He graduated from the University Col? lege ?f Medicine. The latter Institu? tion will join In the services. Tribute to the lat* physician will be paid by Dr. Joseph White, his associate, and Dr. Alfred L. Gray, dean of the Medi? cal College. Dr Boatwright will be In charge of the services. POLICE COURT CASES Two Men Are Penalized In r?nal Sum and Manner for Toting Concealed Pistols. The case agasr.st David Eaaley. colored, charted with walking off with a case of whiskey h'longlng to Perry Brothers, on North sixth Street, was continued In Po? lice Court yesterday morning 'o FeptembT a William Pare, colored, charged with as? saulting Do:;?.as Eradley. was f.r.'d 125 He i look on appeal. William RobSnscr.. colored, paid the usual fine, or rather was cailed upon to pa- the usual fine. r,f HM and to give t'-OO security I for twelve months for tot;r.g a ptsto; In ' his .'eins. ! The rase against .1 Hubbsrd and ?. Pry. I or. colored, charged with selling liquor I without a llcer.se. was continued to Octo ber i j Robert Whltaker. alias "Rip." colored, was ! sent on to the grand Jury on a charge of ? using his razzer on the person of .Is.-r.es j Golden. Thomas Norman, colored, was penalized I In the usual sum for carrying a pistol. AFTER"ANOTHER ONE I hamher Trying to Land Carriage Builders' Convention, Business Manager William T Dsb-.?v Charles O. Bosher and '""ounctiman Orahifn i B. Hotson left yesterday at noon to attend the annual convention of the CarrUg-i Builders' National Association, which open? ed in Atlantic city yesterday mornlrg to he In session three days. Although Irr competition with several 0f the largest cities In the West, the Rich? mond delegation hopes to be ab!? to land the 1912 convention for this city. Th? prin? cipal argument against Richmond Is the ? ?ne which undoubtedly w:i: be brought by III Western competitors, that so large gathering should not be held in one sect!... of the country two years In succession. Ta loc?! contingency, however, is prepared tc f.uht f.ir the honor, and at least to mak the convention certain for 5>U. WARRANT ISSUED FDR CAT'S ARREST Henrico County Authorities Take Action Against Unruly Male Feline. CONDEMNED AND EXECUTED Owner Prefers Death Sentence to Imprisonment?Cat At? tacked Neighbors. Humor vied with near-tragedy In I Henrico county yesterday morning, j when a warrant was sworn out Xor I the arrest of a Thomas cat, belonging! to W. C. Lowry, on the charge of fe- J lonlously scratchin?;, clawing and otherwise mistreating Mrs. J. N.-StoneI in the Hechler's Settlement district, contrury to the statute provided by law In such cases. The instrument! was drawn up in due form, and called I for tho delivery of the body of said! cat to the authorities at Henrico, to j answer to the charge of malignant assault. Fortunately for all concerned. th?| necessity for serving the warrant was' obviated by the prompt dispatch of; ills feline highness to a happy mice i grounds by his owner, who aimed a '. pistol with deadly accuracy. "Cyclone" Sam would hardly have known now to inveigle the criminal into his one horse ehny. and Jailer Garnett would certainly have beet up against it when it came to providing a coll with bars close enough together to keep his cats-hlp from wiggling out. So much for the comedy end?there woa , elSo a serious one. liecnrue Dangeroua lt seems that children at the homo Of Mrs. Stone brought the cat into the house and were playing with It, when without due notice and without pr*> limlntiry cat tits, the Thomas cat ran amuck. It spat, bit, snapped and clawed at everybody in sight. and when the children ran screaming from one end of th* room to tho other, Mrs Stone made for the enraged animal, attempting to put it out of the house, At this the c?t lumped upon her. in? flicting deep scratches on her face, and seriously injuring her eye. Her screams < brought neighbors, who finally suc? ceeded In driving the cat out of th? house. A physician was summoned, who treated the injured members of the family and gave It as his opinion that Mrs Stone would soon be as well as ever. The warrant for the cat fol lowed,, however, and, shortly after : ward, aim his demise by the route de- ; tcrlbed above. The incident brings to mind the drastic treatment meted out by an un ?appreciative neighbor to a cat with musical propensities belonging to; Mary, bard described Its demise In these touching lines: ( Mary had a Thomas cat, It warbled like Caruso. A neighbor swung a baseball bat. Now Thomas coesn't do so. Which merely goes to prove that there are other ways to dispose of obstreperous cats besides the one, recommended by statute. NEW INSPECTOR FROM CLAY WARD T. W. Mitchell Selected for Duty in Southside by Board of Health. Out of eighty-two applicants, many of whom were highly Indorsed, the Board of Health last r.lght elected J T. W. Mitchell, a plumber, of Clay ; Ward, as fifth sanitary officer. The j position pays $900 a year. In the pa.-s.ige of the ordinance ere- j ating the office of fifth sanitary lnspec- | ;..r. which, by the way, has been pend Ing before the Council since last Jan- t uary, It war stated that the duties of new officer would be largely In j South Richmond, and there were many . applicants from that section, but the I board decided to select a man from j another section, who would enforce the j health ordinances without local In-J ? d es. There is pending before the } Council an application of the Board Of Health for additional sanitary in- j Epectora, as :t is claimed that with the present force only complaints can be Investigated. Were the force en- i . systematic Inspection of the j every few sveeks might be at? tempted Th-i Board of Health ralso discussed last night plans for a public health exhibit at the Virginia State Fair. On ? Main Street Car The other day we noticed a gentleman reading our large ad. card. He called his wife's attention to it, and reminded her thap it was the same bank they had visited earlier in the day, saying, "They were most cordial to us there." The writer could not help enjoying the bit of conversation, though it was not intended for his ears, and at the same time he could not help feel? ing very proud of his connection with an institu? tion which had so impressed an utter stranger. We had never seen the man before, but we expect him to make good his expressed inten? tion of opening an account with us very soon. If YOU wish to see what he saw, look in any street car running in or out of Richmond. They all speak for the American National Bank W Of Richmond, Virginia. Men Who Convicted Bcattie Asked to Join in Plea for Commutation. AT LEAST ONE REFUSES Will Not Subscribe to Paper, Even if Eleven Jurymen Agree. Already. H is said, effort is beinrj made for the commutation of death sentence imposed upon Henry Clay Beattlo. Jr., for the murder of his wife on the Midlothian Turnpike on tho night of July 18. if the appeal to the Supreme Court for a new trial should not be granted. It was stated yesterday that several of the Jurors who tried and convicted Seattle have been approached by in? terested persons, who asked the recent jurymen if they would sign a petition for commutation of sentence If that) should finally become necessary to save Beattle from the death chair. The effort did not meet with success. One of the Jurors met an officer of the Commonwealth in the street yester? day, and In a short discussion of the case, said that he had been approach? ed by some-person Interested In saving the young wife-slayer from the ex? treme penalty. "I told him "no."" the juror said. "Then this man asked me If I would j sign the petition If nine others of the jury hud signed it. and again I said, j ?No." I told him 1 wouldn't sign it If eleven nfhers had signed It." It Is generally believed that none of the Jury would sign such a petlt'on. and access to the Governor's pardon? ing power woijld have to be gained by some other means. The outlook for Heattie Is not regarded as promising. It la generally agreed that there Is no ordinary means which can 6avc him. unless th<> Supreme Court Interferes, -and that none of the usual channels 'which are used in obtaining commura tinn of sentence or pardon can be ex? ercised for the young man. But there is hope left In him. though he la Raid to be now showing signs of nervous distress. Guvr Positive Refusal. Iknox hats Are representative hats and stand for Quality, Wear and Style. We are sole agents for Richmond. Gans-Rady Company ANOTHER FUNERAL WITH MOTOR CARS Second in City's History, Recall? ing That of Infant of Henry Beattic. Richmond's second automobile fu? neral was held last night. The first was that of Henry Clay Beattlo Trout the Infant child of Henry Clay Beattlo Jr., now under sentence of death fot the murder of his wife, and of Beulah Blnford. This funeral was held more than a year ago. attracting a good deal of attention. I Last night's procession conveyed the body of William A. Sharpe from his late home, 1310 North Twenty-third j Street, to the rnllway station, where It was placed on a train for convey? ance to Reldsvllle. N. C. his former home, for burial. Five automobiles were In line, containing tho family and friends of Mr. Sharpe. However, the hearse was drawn by horses Tha funeral was directed by tha Richmond Burial Company. Mr- Sharpe was & builder. He has lived here for nine years. The sur? vivors are his wife., two sons nnd three daughters. Would Condemn Right of Way. A potltion ?as filed yesterday with Mate Corporation Commission by the Interstate Railway Company, which operates a syst?m of coal railways In Southwest Virginia, looking to condemnation of certain lands boloniflng to the Norfolk and Western Rail? way Company within the town of Norton, to be used as a rlBht of way for the inter atato Railway Company. Qualifications Id Chancery. Dr. Ramon D. Onrcln Qualified yesterdav in tha Chancery- Court as administrator of the estate of Philip O Butler. The estate Is valued at J6O0. Henry' H. Separk qualified an administra? tor of the estate of Mary Separk The es? tate. Is valued at $?.7(0 DOCTORS WIH SUIT AGAINST BENT?N Former Inmate of Insane Asy? lum Secured Indorsement of Local Physicians. Judgments In the sum of $300 each were secured in the Law and Equity Court yesterday by Drs. Moade Fer? guson and William H. Parker against B. B. Bcnton. Benton admits that his right name Is Ralph Clarke, and that several yours ago he escaped from an insane, asylum in New York State. In the trial of the two suits he took, the witness stand in his own defjenee, and stated that he had been secre? tary of the Chemical Supply Company, in whicy? the two dootora were officers and stockholders. The company got Into financial difficulties and Benton raised money on the Indorsement of his two associates. The concern went Into the hands of a receiver, and the two physicians sued Benson, securing verdict and Judgment In oach case. Judgment was also rendered In the I^a.w and Equity Court In the case of W. H Jenks against the Morreau Com? pany for $297. LeAten for Ninjcr.ru Meeting. J Hill, president of the Hill Directory Compjny, left yesterday afternoon for S'Wg Falls to attend the annual meeting of the Association of American Directory Publishers, of which organization he is l*e pnd v.rA-presldent. This organization has baen Instrumental In ridding the countsy of many men and ivomen operating fraudulent advertising schemes. In Bankruptcy. A petition In voluntary bankruptcy wn filed yesterday In tha office of the cleric of tho United States District Court by Charles A- Brown, an Iron roller. Liabili? ties are placed at $UI 75. while there are no assets CSeorge .T. Hooper la coun?e! for the petitioner. Va ues Grow WESTEND STATION R., F. & P. To Build At Broad Street and Belt Line. TO ABANDON ELBA Such Is the Report Now in Circu? lation?Street Car Line to Be Extended to Bring the Through Passengers Downtown. The Richmond. Predericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company, In recent months, has spent thousands of dollars at the intersection of West Broad Street and the Belt Line Railway. This point is southeast of the Methodist C/rphanage and northeast of Monument Annex, a new subdivision of real es? tate recently put on the market. A part of the money spent by the company has gone Into the construc? tion of an overhead crossing, whereby vehicles and pedestrians. Instead of crossing at grade, pass along BroaH Street above the tracks. Much other money has been spent In the bringing to this point of thousands of tons of dirt that has been used to fill in severjl acres of low land ad? joining the tracks on the. east. There has been much speculation as to why the company was bringing this area up to a level with its tracks. A report, which apparently has much foundation in fact, is in circulation to-d?y to this effect: The company will abandon Elba Sta? tion, on Broa<] Street, and build a pas? senger station at the Intersection of West Broad and the Belt Line for the accommodation of local passengers on Richmond. Frederlcksbtfrg and Po? tomac through trains, such passengers as alight to be. transported downtown ?ay the Virginia Railway and Power Company over a line to be constructed between the new station and the Junc? tion point with its present Broad Street line. In this connection, it Is said that the company will operate local trains into the Main Street passenger station, now used Jointly by the Chesapeake and Ohio and Seaboard Air Line. At present tho Rlchmorfd, Fred? erlcksburg and Potomac operates trains through the city partially along Broad Street past Elba, down to Byrd Street Station. The Council has a right to discon? tinue the use of these tracks through the city whenever It pleases to do so, but has never exercised itB right Should the new plans of the company go through It would probably mean the entire abandonment of this route. The Journal this afternoon sought to communicate with Richmond. Fred? erlcksburg and Potomac officials, but those in authority were at lunch. (Richmond JeurnaJ, September 26,1911,) New Passenger Station and Street Car Line to Be Built Right at Monument Annex?Elba Will Be Moved to Monument Annex Section. VALUES WILL TAKE A BIG JUMP NEAR NEW STATION Lot Owners Jubilant?Although 75 Per Cent, of Monument Annex Lots Have Been Sold, the Owners Have Contract With Blanton & Co., Sales Agents, and Prices Will Not Be Raised Before Dec. 15, 1911. West End real estate received a decided "boost" yester? day when it became known that Elba Station would, in the . immediate future, be abandoned and a new "WEST RICH? MOND STATION" built at Broad Street and the Belt Line ?almost adjoining MONUMENT ANNEX. Probably no other suburb has ever attained the success and popularity as has MONUMENT ANNEX, but even the most sanguine hopes and expectations of its owners never contemplated that a depot and car line would be built so soon. It is easy to see what this means to those who have already bought in Monument Annex. Messrs. Blanton & Co., Sales Agents,' announce that they have a contract to sell this property at present prices until December 15?that is, if any remain unsold at that date. About one-fourth of the lots are now for sale at from $300 to $1,000 each. The same easy terms may also be secured. Those who snap up these few remaining lots will undoubtedly make big profits. MONUMENT ANNEX is just 1,000 feet from the Rose neath Road, which will soon become an eighty-foot-wide Boulevard. When seen in their well appointed new offices on first floor of the Travelers' Building, 1108 East Main Street, yesterday, Blanton & Co said: "We have always enthusiastically in? dorsed MONUMENT ANNEX, ^because we have always had unbounded faith in its future, as it is situated right at Richmond's western border, with Richmond's best streets, such as Grace, r'ranklin, Cutshaw and Monument Avenue running through it, and to-day's announcement that it is soon to have a new passenger depot and street car line proves be* yound all doubt that our indorsement and judgment wer< good. Glad? Sure. We always have the interest of our pa? trons and the city's welfare at heart. This step will mean much to both. Are there still good chances to get in on the, ground floor? Yes, sir; for the live ones who act now. But we know such opportunities won't last long?lots are going to mgve rapidiy^" '