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Mrs. Housekeeper, Have You Attend? ed Our October Home Furnishing Sale? With stocks that are broader, better and more beautiful than those of any other store in all Virginia at your command, the sale offers >eores and scores of chances to make selections of needed? Carpets! Rugs! Druggets! Curtains! Draperies! Upholsteries, &c. newest and most up-to-date designs, but in utiful color-blendings that are always desired "a schnnc" of one's individual taste and re Xot only in th the accurate and boa in the production of quirements. Other features of the Home-Furnishing Sale arc: FOR THE HOME The Sale of MATTRESSES, BLANKETS AND COMFORTS. Third Floor. FOR THE TABLE The Sale of CHINA WARE, AND ELECTRIC PORTABLES. Basement. FOR THE BRIDE The Sale of SILVERWARE, CUT GLASS AND BRIC-A-BRAC. Basement. "AUSTRIAN" WARE DRUG ON MARKET Appeal Allowed in Case Reviving Memories of Expo? sition. Couched In the spirit of sarcasm and iconoclasm Is the petition of Earle S Grav. assignee, on which an appeal was allowed yesterday in the Supreme Court. Gray appeals from a decision of the law and Chancery Court of Norfolk in his suit against the At? lantic Trust and Deposit Corporation. In the petition, it Is set forth that "in ISO" a memorable exposition'* was held oh Hampton r.o;tds. near Norfolk. Apparently It is thought unnecessary to go into details as to why this ex? position is so ??memorable" to so many Norfolk people. Prior to the open- j lng of the performance on the Roads. 1 Charles M. Romenthal, says he peil- 1 tlon. "migrated t-? these parts." Said I Roaenthal leased apace in one of the buildings for an "Austrian exhibit." With tine humor, the petition tells how Rosenthal purchased a stock of ' goods for the "Austrian exhibit" In New York, consisting of crockery, china and glassware on credit. The presumption is that the "Austrian" ware was made by the canny Connec? ticut Y'ankees. A bill of goods was bought from the firm of Lazarus. Rosenfeld & Lehman, amounting to SI.639.72. Not finding the market for Austrian goods especially brisk, Rosenthal bor? rowed J 1,000 from the Atlantic Trust nnd Deposit Corporation, of Norfolk, giving a deed of trust on his goods. Before the exposition closed, he "left suddenly." the stock being greatly re? duced. The Now 1 ork firm brought suit nnd attached the goods, which brought SI,625.36, now held to await the final disposition of the litigation. Gray, to whom the claim of the New York firm was assigned, seeks to have the ded of trust to the Norfolk con? cern set aside, because it gave Itosen thal the right to sell the goods. CHARGE ILLICIT DISTILLING Federal Court Will Take t'p Case Agnlnnt-% Poeiibiintn* C'onipnuy. The casje Kit tne*' government against t lie Pocahontaa Distilling Company will probably be called lo-fliv at noon lo the United States D'strlct Court, which begun its fall term yesterday. This concern is charged with Illicit distilling, and is the first case on the criminal docket. The grand jury has been summoned to appear this morning at ll o'clock and the petit jury at noon. Judge Edmun<i Waddlll, Jr., spent yesterday In disposing of several small matters. DIES ON STEAMER Mrs. W. Trevere, Retnrnlnc to Rich? mond. Attacked *>> Pneumonia. Mrs. Samuel w. Trovers, whose hus bond is treasurer of the Vlrginio-Caro llna Chemical Company, of this city, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning on board the steamship Mlnnetonka, en route from London to New York. When the. ship was three hours off Fire Is? land, a cold developed Into pneumon'u. With her husband, Dr. and Mrs. J. Allison Hodges and Mr and Mrs Charles T. Borden. Mrs. Travers hart been spending the summer In a tour of Europe. The Up-to-Date Hp-Town Store Special. We offer large cans Aspara? gus Tips?Can. 20c; 3 for 50c Quality Al. 5 Small cans Green Pea?, de? licious, 3 cans for 25c Genuine Smithfield Hams, per pound, 30c The Pure Food Store. Geo. McD. Blake & Co. No. 00 Broad Street. Former Preacher Charged by Grand Jury With Capital Offense. Edward Foster. Henrlco county farm er and erstwhile preacher, charged with a serious offense against Ada Catherine Meeks, a ilfteen-year-old or- i phan whom he was rearing for the ' Children's Home Society, will be tried on October 12 on two indictments?one charging a capital offense and the other betrayal. The grand Jury of ? Henrlco county. In fall session yester- I day morning, returned a true bill against him. Twelve other indictment? for felo? nies were brought In by the jury. Among- these are true bills against Joe Banovltch and his wife, boarding house keepers, of the Gayton coal mine dis? trict, charged with shooting .Steve j Ferry, a miner. This case will be heard i October 13. Other indictments aro against C H. Kenny, criminal assault; James McRay, felony; Joe Tallaferro, felony; Charles Ulllips. felony; Clar? ence Lewis, felony; Edward Dobson, felony; George Pryor, felony; D. D. Steele, felony; John Burning, felony, and W. S. Forbes & Co., for a misde? meanor. The grand jury adjourned yesterday until October 6, when examinations will be resumed. A large number of civil cases are on the docket. VIOLATED PAROLE Jncknon Qunrlea Must Serve Oat Term for Train \Vrecking. Jackson Quarles. colored, was trlid and convicted yesterday In the City Circuit Court of having violated his parole, and he was returned to the| custody 'of thp superintendent of the penitentiary. Quarles was sent up from i Dlnwlddle county, where he was con-! vlcted on April 22. 1902, of tampering! witli property of the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company at Crawford's Sid- j ing. by opening a switch and causing the wreck of a through passenger and mall train. He was convicted and given ten' years. He was paroled on March * 1, 1910. and was recently arrested Inj Powhatan county, charged with hav? ing been drunk and disorderly at Mt. Calvary Church, and having behaved In a riotous manner with a pistol, lO| the great excitement of the congrega? tion. He was convicted on that occa? sion, and sentenced to a line of $2.50 and to a jail sentence of tlfteen days,1 at tue conclusion of which he was brought to Richmond, charged with violation of ills parole nnd sent back to the penitentiary to serve out hin i original term. BLAMED FOR SON'S DEATH Coroner'? Jury Place* Responsibility for Killing on "Cyclone" Snnniela, | Responsibility for the death of his] son. John II. Samuels, was yesterday | j.laced upon his father, T. II. Samuels,! ? familiarly known as ''Cyclone" In j i Henrlco "county, by the verdict of a! I coroner's Jury, which heard evidence1 In the rase at the City Hall. The I younger Samuels was shot Friday ; night, and though !? took place In the. I county, he ?Merl In the city, therefore I making It necessary for Coroner Tay | lor to conduct an Inquest. i The evidence adduced was entirely I at variance with the story told by the ; elder Samuels. It was shown that he I was drunk at the time he tired a bullet into the abdomen of hla son. Witnesses testified tiiat the last conscious stata ments of the wounded man were thftt he had been brutally shot by his father It took the jury less than tive min? utes to return the following verdict: "John II. .Samuels, thirty-nine years old, came to bis d?-;ith as a result of a pistol Rhol wound Inflicted by Theo? dore li. Samuels on September 29, I, 1911" j INSPECT BLUES TO-NIGHT i IlnMnllnn Will I nilrrgo Annual Ordeal nt Armory. I Annual State Inspection nS the Rich I inontl Light Infantry Blues will be had to-night at the armory, the entire bat? talion r.eing mustered in the drill hall. The banrt. which was inspected Satur j day night. !s the only exception. Colonel Jo I.ane Stem, the assistant inspector-general, will be assisted by Captain Oeorge F RaltzelV United States Army, on duty with the National Guard of Virginia. These two officers went over the company rolls and rcc I ords last night. I One or two of the companies are j making special efforts to secure an at. tendance of 100 per cent. .County Mnrrlnge Means*. Llcense was Issued yesterday fn the I county elerk's oftW for the marriage I of Philip F.. .Tones and Miss Annie R j Rroaddus, both of Henrlco county. Postal Bank for ttlen Allen. A posts, savings bank will be opened for business on October 14 at Glen Allen, Ta. DELEGATES ARRIVE BY SPECIAL TRAIN National Paint Association Sec? ond to Bankers in Point of Invested Wealth. BIG PROGRAM ARRANGED Twenty-Fourth Annual Conven? tion Begins at Jefferson To-Day. With 300 delegates, representing j twenty-live States of the Union. In at- : tendance, the National Paint. Oil nnd Varnish Association meets In twenty fourth annual convention at the .Tef ferson Hotel this.morning at 10 o'clock. I Representing a capitalized wealth sec? ond In magnitude only to that com? manded by the American Bankers' As- . sociatlon. the body to-day In conven? tion Is by far the most commanding, i In point of wealth nnd size of industry represented, that has met In the city , In recent years. The association Is national In Its character. and Includes practically every manufacturer and Jobber in the United States In the paint, oil. glass and varnish Industry. It has subsid? iary trade clubs in every large manu? facturing centre, those of Cleveland. Cincinnati. Chicago and New Vnrk being particularly strong. The Chi? cago Paint Club Is represented at the convention by a dele-ration numbering 101. which arrived early yesterday morning In ? special train. Between ninelv and inn rielfgntes from the New , York" Paint Club are in attendance. 1 Other large delegations are registered from rtuluUi. Omaha, Denver. Kansas City. Indianapolis. St. Paul. Milwaukee. St. Louis. Philadelphia. Lincoln. Neb., and from the New F.nTland Paint Club. Figures compiled by Harry J. Schnell, chairman of the .-ommittee on enter? tainment, show that un to last night 385 delegates had applied for reserva? tions at the hotel. A large number Is | expected to arrive on the early morn ing trains Tile Mnnufnctiirer* Here. The convention brings tn Richmond officials and representatives from the j largest paint and varnish concerns In i thp country; Among those who have already registered at hendouarters are; Walter Cottlngham. president of the Sherwin-Williams Company, of Cleve? land, a corporation said to have an ap? proximate Invested capital of $60.000. 000: W. W. Lawrence, president of the National Lead Company, the giant "Dutch Boy" corporation: Fred Carter, president of the Carter-White Com panv. Chicago: W. H. Andrews, presi? dent of the Pratt A Lambeth Company, of New Tork. Chicago. Hamburg and London: .Tames McNulty. general man- j nttT of the same company: M. A. Rich- '; ardsdn. president of the Tnland White i Lead Comnnnv: Charles H. Webb, edl- ' tor of The Modern Painter. Chicago; ; John Peters, president of the Mathew- i son Lead Company, New York: John j Von Pe!n. president Chicago Paint j Club; Arthur 8. Somers. JresMent New I York Paint Club- T.ouls T. Mlnehnrt. I president of the National Paint. Oil nnd Varnish Association, and Walter D. ' Poss. vice-president of the same or- j ganlsatlon. Executive Meeting*. An executive meeting of the board | of control was held yesterday after- | noon to arrange a working program! for the business sessions of the as- j sociatlon. It was presided over by i President Mlnehnrt. Paint headquar-: ters were opened In a room on the first I floor of the hotel, and a corps of stenographers and secretaries were busy all the afternoon assigning dele? gates to their nuarterg and Issuing credentials. The absence of a paint club In Richmond which could take charge of the local entertainment ren? dered necessary the management of this end of the convention by a com? mittee of the national association. A dinner to the board of control and to specially Invited guests from the city was given In the evening by Presi? dent Minehart, of the association. New York In 11112. The delegation of 100 from New York have come Instructed to use ? every effort to get the convention next ! year for that citv. It will be the ? twenty-fifth annual meeting of the as- j BOCiatiop, and New Y'ork is especially anxious to capture the silver annlver- I ; sarv convention The opinion Is gen- I ernl that It will win out. Another prediction that Is going the ; roundB Is that Arthur S. Somers, of; N'ew York. w|U be elected president of. the association. The New York dele-! gation Is solid for him. and .?ls candl- I dacy Is viewed with favor by repre? sentatives from other cities. First Session To-Dny. Two 'business sessions will be held' , to-diy. o-ne at 10 A. M. and the. other! nt 2 In the afternoon. Speeches will i I he made by Lleutenant-Governor J. ; Taylor ElKson and n representative) ! of Mayor D. C. Richardson, welcoming! the visitors to the State and city, and | ] by Henry W. Wood, speaking for the ' Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Johnj n. Y'oupor. of the Atlantic Varnish' Works, will extend the welcome of | the local paint snd vnrr.lsh Industry. I The response on behalf of the dele-1 gates will he mnde hv Walter D. Fnss.i vice-president of the National Paint.I Oil and Varnish Association. The entertainment features of the day will be a luncheon at the Country; Club of Virginia tendered to the visit-! ; lng wornen. followed hv an entertain- j I ment. A reception In honor of Pres!-; I dent and Mrs. Louis T. Minehart will! ! take place In the parlor of the Jeffer- [ I son at S o'clock, nnd will be followed I I by a dance. IN POLICE COURT i - Fox Sent On to Ornnd Jury Yesterday I of Cutting Wood. j I Thomas Fox. colored, charged with ; feloniously assaulting Richard Wood, i was sent to the grand Jury yesterday ! morning, after being given a prellml I nary hearing In Police Court. Bos? Davis and Delaware Bradley, I both colored, were fined $100 and costs ! each and placed under bond of $100 for twelve months for carrying concealed wen pons W. H. Lawson, colored, was sent to the grand Jury ?n a charge of feloni? ously assaulting Wesley Fountain. John E. Walter was arraigned on a charge of non-support, -oreferrre.1 by his wife. Mrs. Alice O Watklns. The case was continued until November 2. William Brooks, colored, was fined $'.'0 and cost., and placed under $100 bond for sjxtv days for resisting Offl "-ers Werner and Lntham. The rase of A. F. Hackney, colored, charged with shooting William An thony, was continued until October 24, In order to give the Injured man time to recover from his Inlurles and ap? pear In court. Kolner Spenka at Fair. Commissioner K?lner, of the Depart? ment of Agriculture, will speak to-day at the Powhatan county fatr. PLEASURE CRITBF.S to FOre1a~n Lands. Mediterranean, Orient, Adriatic Bea. South America, West Indtoa, Cuba, Jamaica, and Panama Canal. Two Crulaea Around fhe World. For further Information, consult RICHMOND TRANBTTDR CO, 30* Bast Mala fitract. ... BEAM'S FATHER HAS LITRE HOPE Committee, at Secret Session, Gives Him Permission to Bury Son in Maury Cemetery. FACT CAREFULLY GUARDED Condemned Murderer Will Rest in Family Section After Being Put to Death. Apparently abandoning all hope of Intervention by the Supreme Court or by the Governor, application has boon made and permission secured for the burial of Henry C- Beattle. Jr., In the rienttle family section In Maury Ceme? tery. South Richmond, near the grave of hla mother and of his murdered j wife. The action was taken by the ( Committee on Cemeteries nearly three I weeks ago In executive session, all i present being pledged to secrecy, and ihe action did not become public until given out by a member of the com? mittee yesterday. After going into secret session the matter was brought up by Mr. Patram, of South Richmond, who stated that H. C. Beuttle. Sr.. desired that hla son should be burled In the family sec? tion. Superintendent Jones asked for Instructions. Young Beattle Is under sentence to dlo on November 24; be bar been quoted as saying that lie will never go to the chair?will take his own lifo first?and closely confined In Jnll there Is a percentage of chance of death from natural causes. Not Put on Record. In order to keep the matter t'b solutely secret Scrgeant-at-Arms Rus kcll. who waB acting as clerk of the ' committee, was Instructed to make no note on the minutes at that time. Th action was Informal?It merely Ii structed Superintendent Jones that It was ihe sense of the committee thai the burial should be permitted, and that such action on his part would be ratified later. City Attorney Pollard Is of opinion that this action Is not sufficient. He has Informed Clerk of Council Com? mittees McDowell that If It Is desired to make the Interment In any one of the city cemeteries, It wiU be neces? sary for the committee to meet after Benttle's death and grant the permit. In chapter 22, Richmond City Code. 1910. which deals with city cemeteries, section 6 prescribes who may be Interred In city cemeteries. Section 7 goes on: "Notwithstanding the pro? visions hereinbefore contained, a per? son convicted of an offense, for which an Infamous punishment Is denounced, shall not be Interred within the In- | closure of the cemetery, unless a ma? jority of the committee assent there? to." The committee at Its secret session unanimously "assisted thereto." r>ut the action was not made ? matter of rec? ord, and another meeting wll probablv have to be held to perfect the burial arrangements. The act of the General Assembly of 190R providing electrocution as n sub? stitute for hanging In capital offenses, fays that "upon application of the relatives of executed, the hodv after execution shall he returned to their address and ot their cost." Otherwise It would he turned over to the State Anatomical Board. TO COLLECT MAIL BY MOTORCYCLE Postmaster Allan Adopts New Scheme for Improving Local Service. With a view of further Increasing the efficiency of the work of the Rich? mond post-office. Postmaster Edgar Allan, Jr., Is now considering a plan to inaugurate a system of collection by motorcycles. Walter Dowdy, a clerk at Station A, spent yesterday in traveling through? out the city by motorcycle, stopping at all mail boxes. He will report to Mr. Allan the time consumed In cover? ing certain routes, and If It Is found that the system would he of .benefit the present plan of making collections by wagon will be abolished. This, however, will only apply to outlying territory, especially in the West End. Since he has been In charge of the post-office Mr. Allan has greatly In? creased the efficiency of his depart? ment and made many changes from old methods. He will give the motorcycle collec? tion Idea a thorough test before mak? ing any decision or requesting the de? partment to supply machines for the use of carriers. Rndford School Bonrd Meets. A meeting of the board of directors of the new State Normal School at Radford will be held to-day. Super? intendent J. T>. Eggleston, Jr., of the Department of Public Instruction, left last night to bo In attendance. The board recently won Its contention over the site for the school by decision of the Supreme Court. PRISON HEARING IS NOT EXPECTED Believed Request of Directors Will Be Withdrawn Before Assembly Meets. AUGUMENT TO-DAY ON DOCK Expense Accounts Filed by Legislative Candidates in Primary. Governor Mann said yesterday that he would comply with the request of the directors of the State Peniten? tiary that he transmit to the Legis? lature their demand for an Investiga? tion Into the conduct of the Institu? tion. The Executive said. In reply to a question, that he did not know whether or not he would add his ap? proval to the request, but added that he hardly thought such action neces? sary, believing that the Legislature would agree. However, members of the General Assembly do not look with favor on the proposition. They oro averse to putting the State to the expense of an Investigation; and to taking up tho time of the Legislature and Its com? mittees in considering a matter when no charges have been made In any formnl manner. It was freely said at the Capitol that In all probability the request of the board for an investi? gation will be withdrawn before the Legislature meets. ARGUE DOCK PETITION Hearing to lie Had This) Morning on Petition of City, '.rgument will be hud, beginning at o'clock this morning, on the petl . n of the city of Richmond and the ? usiness men along the city dock to require the owners to repair and re? open that Institution for use as a public highway. The speakers will probably be Assistant City Attorney George Wayne Anderson for the city, Judge Beverly T. Crump for the other Petitioners, and Eppa iftinton, Jr., for the respondents. The State Corporation Commission, before which the proceedings are be? ing taken, hns decided that It has ju? risdiction over tho dock, and In view of the fact that at a recent hearing on a petition of tho owners to he allowed to close It, the commission decided that the time had not yot come for such action, It Is hoped thai the decision will be favorable to tho city, i In this event, an appeal to ex? pected. RETURNED PART OF FEE Ur. Stephenson Lucky?Other Expense Statements Filed. l>r. H. U. Stephenson. Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates from tho Peninsula counties, is In luck. The district is the largest In the State In urea, the population be? ing snftrse. and the expense of con? ducting un election is considerable. Dr. Stephenson. with his opponent, E. C. Madison, were charged $100 each, prob? ably the highest assessment levied anywhere In the State. The commit? tee, nowevcr, returned $65 of this amount. The distric". Is composed of the coantles of New Kent, Charles City. James City. Warwick and York and the city of Wllllamsburg. Dr. Siephenson's expenses, according to a statement tiled yesterday with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, amounted to $165.20. In Norfolk county George A. Peek, a successful Fusion candidate for the House, spent only $25, his primary fee. Other expense accounts filed yester? day were as follows: Sewell A. Tay? lor, for tho House, from Accomac, de? feated, $161.40; James W. Gregory, for tho House, from Plttsylvanla and Dan? ville, nominated. $34.50; William Watts, for the House, from Roanoke city, nominated, $78.75; James N. Stubbs, for the House, from Gloucester, defeated. $18.60; Howell C. Featherstone. for the Senato, from Lynchburg and Campbell, nominated. $305.55; Hugh A. White, for the House, from Hockbrldge. nomi? nated. $71.50. STATE'S FINANCES Sails Trimmed Closely, Bnt Ship Like? ly to Get to Port. Remittances received yesterday; at the Auditor's office from city "and county treasurers, in response to Au? ditor Donohoe's demand for monthly settlements, footed up a good-sized sum. and will materially aid the situa? tion. The State's payroll was met promptly. Pension checks arc being mailed dally, and there Is still a small balance In the treasury. Clerk R. T. Wilson, of the State Cor? poration Commission, will send out his tax bills against public service cor? porations on October 15, and checks win begin to come In within a day or two thereafter, as these concerns must pay by November 1. The State is on thin ice, but will skate ovor safely. If It can get by for the next three weeks. Pharmacy Board Called. The next meetln- of the State Board of Pharmacy has been called for Oc? tober 17. Applications for license are required to send In their papers by October 7. The examination will bo held, as usual, at the Medical College of Virginia. I A Clearing House for Ideas And experiences of the farmers of Virginia is the way we would express in our own banking terms what the State Fair really means to the farmers. Every Farmer in the Old Dominion should come to Richmond during the second week in October. It is their chance to reap the harvest of benefit from the accumulated crop of ideas and plans demonstrated then. The American National Bank of Richmond, Virginia, Invites the farmers especially who come to the city during this fall season to call and see us In our hand? some new building at the corner of Main and Tenth \ Streets. We pay 3 Per Cent. Compound Interest on Savings and Inactive Accounts. Assets Six Million Dollars Fashion s Latest Creations In wearing appare! can always be found here. Everything exclusive at prices that are inviting. Gans-Rady Company COUNCIL GIVES FUND FOR TIMBER WHARF Finally Appropriates $25,000 as First btep to Help Shipping Interests?Blocking ot Streets Conus In for Attack. Without a. <1sBentlng vote, the Com? mon Council last night appropriated ?25,000 for erection of a timber wharf on city property recently acquired on James River, extending 690 feot from Gillie s Creek to Nicholson Street- The paper came up on recommendation of the Committee on Finance, and was at first opposed by Mr. Richards, of that committee. He stated that he was In favor of a wharf, but did not believe that, even were It constructed, trade could be brought back to Rlohmond that formerly came here when this city was the terminus of 'the Chesapeake and <y.ilo Hallway. In lieu of tho plan proposed by the City Engineer for erecting a bulkhead wharf, Mr. Rich? ards offered the plan of "H. M. Allport & Son. for a wharf following the shore line, which he stated oould be built for ?15.000. The bulkhead wharf, he stated, was at once point thirty-five feet In the river, and he read letters from three Old Dominion Line cap? tains, who asserted that such eonstruo tlon would make It difficult and dan? gerous for vessels to enter the harbor during high water, especially were there large vessels lying alongsldo such a wharf. He sdvocated that the whole matter he again referred to the Committee on James River Improve? ment. Mr. Pollord, of the Flnanco Commit? tee, replied that his committee pro? posed making the appropriation, speci? fying no plan save a timber wharf, and the detailed plans could be fought out In the Committee on James River Im? provement. Mr. Rogers, chairman of that com? mittee, said that the thlrty-flve-foot line referred to by Mr. Richards had been laid out by the United States gov. ernment engineers In charge of river and harbor work, and was approved by the government, bring ten feet closer In shore than the Cedar Works wharves. Mr. Fergusson wanted to abandon the whole wharf proposition and buy the old Eighteenth Street dock, but on the final roll call every member present came out for the wharf appro? priation, the vote being 37 to 0. Street Obstrnctlona. The Ordinance. Charter and Reform Committee recommended an ordinance limiting the use of streets for building material. Several members asserted that It waa not strong enough. MY. Umlauf said that was because the po? lice were not doing their duty: that any nuisance in the streets could be ordered removed by the proper au? thorities. Mr. Mills said the proposed ordinance was no improvement over present con? ditions, and Mr. Pollock wanted It so amended as to require a written per? mit before any obstruction Is placed In any street. Mr. Mills Insisted that Richmond builders worked on the vil? lage plan, sprawling all over adjoin? ing streets, tearing down old houses In congefted d/strlctj and making the streets practically a sales yard for old material. He advocated the creation of a congested district. In which all material must he hauled axvay as torn down. Mr. Boschen thought certain busy thoroughfares should h.? specified on which no obstruction would be al? lowed under any circumstances. The ordinance was recommitted to be re? drafted along more stringent lines. The Council concurred with the Rnard of Aldermen In transfer of $750 from the street fund for smooth pav? ing Laurel Street from Grace to Frank? lin Street, and In confirming award of contract to H. L, Drlsroll ft Company for the Racon's'Quarter Branch sewer, the estimated cost of whlfth Is 119.000. The Street Committee reported a resolution to. pav Dr. J. W. Sloan ?50 and the Randolph Street Pharmacv ?11 for treating R. K. Evans, a city em nlove, Inlured In a cave-In of a sewer. Ohjectlon was made that T>r. Sloan was already a city phvslclan. drawing a palary of ?75 a month, and the paper was referred to the Committee on Printing and Claims. An ordlnonee was adopted changing the name of Short Street to Spruce Street. Some Appropriations. On recommendation of the Commit? tee on Finance, the following appro? priations were ordered: For City Hall repairs as result of fire In School Board rooms, ?1,500. j For expenses James River Improve? ment Committee attending Rivers and Harbors Congress In Washington In Deeemher. ?250. For City Home expenses, new sewer connections, ?600. For expenses Chief Health Officer attending American Public Health As? sociation. ?150. For entertainment annual conven? tion United Daughters of the Confed? eracy, ?1,000. For purchase of a lot for keeper's house for Monument Avenue grass plots, ?S50. - For painting equipment and supplies at the City Home, $1.500. For good roade, Gordonsvllle-Rloh mond-Wtlllamsburg highway, ?5,000. The Finance Committee recommend? ed repeal of a recent resolution for oondemnatlon of a triangle at Broad. Me-adow and Hermitage Road, and It was repealed. For a New Market. In lteu of a resolution transferring the Seatorook Warehouse alto to the Committee on Markets, the Finance Committee recommended and secured adoption of a resolution directing the Committee on Markets to secure plans and estimates for a new First Market building, on the present site, on Seven- | teenth Street from Main to Grace Street. By unanimous vote the Coun? cil transferred a fund of $20,000 ap? propriated for repairs to the First Regiment Armory to acquisition of three adjoining lots. Chairman Pol? lard, of the Finance Committee, stated that It was the expectation to make provision tor heg'nnlng the erection of a new armory building next yeor. The vote stood 35 to 0. Mr. Fuller being excused from voting, as he Is Interested in -adjoining property. An ordinance was adopted creating the position of keeper of Washington Square, who shall also serve as Janitor of Hustings Court, Part 2, at ?900 a year. The salary of the bookkeeper end clerk of the Committee on Streets was Increased from $1.350 to ?1,500 per -annum. A lesolutlon was adopted directing the City Attorney to aoqulre land to widen Hull Street twenty three feet, from the Atlantic Coast Line tracks to the corporate limits. An ordinance to create the position of speotor of flre-escopes wttH rejected. Grading Streets. The report of the Assessor of Dam? ages was adopted for the grading of Nineteenth Street x>om Marshall to pleasants. the sidewalk on the weil side of Twenty-eighth Street. Cary Street from the old to . the new Corporation line, and Beverly Street from the old to the new cor? poration line. On recommendation of the Committee on Light, award of contract for steam coal for the Oaa Works to tho Atlantic 8tatca Coal and Coke Company was approved. The Balary ot the clerk of the Streut Cleaning department was Increased from $900 to $l,u80 per annum. The Vonderlehr workhouso ordinance was recommitted at the request ot Mr. Herschberg, who stated that rep? resentatives of certain labor organiza? tions desired to be heard. Mr. Pollock culled from the table and secured adop? tion of an ordinance authorizing the closing of an alley south of Balnbrldge Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Washington Ward, to make way for the erection of a mammoth to? bacco factory by the Larus & Brother Company. TO SAVE CITY TREES Mayor S?sseste Employment of Kur? aery man by Council. The attention of the common Coun? cil was called by Mayor Richardson laBt night In a special message to tho apparent necessity of providing more regular and systematic methods of operating a nuraery and for the ap? pointment of a city nurseryman. Sev? eral years ago a nursery was estab? lished by the department of Grounds and Buildings In William Byrd Park, -ut tho position of nurseryman has never been created, and the efforts have been sporadic and haphazard. To carry out the purpose of the mesBaga. Mr. Pollock offered and had referred to the Committee on Ordinance. Char? ter and Reform an ordinance prepared by the Mayor to provide for the estab? lishment and maintenance of a city nursery, and to provide for tho ap? pointment of a nurseryman. The nur? sery Is to be maintained for the pro? pagation and growth of treea, shrubs, flowers, vines and plants, to be used In improving and ornamenting tho streets, parks, cemeteries nnd public grounds of the city. The employment of an expert nurseryman Is proposed, who nhnll engage such laborers as tho Committee on Orounds and Buildings may direct, and who shall examine, trim and prune trees on the Streets n:.d in the parks, and preserve them from Injury and destruction, as well as plant trees on all residential streets which have been properly graded. FREE SCHOOL BOOKS Councilman Fuller Wants City to Buy Them for Poor Children. Free achool hooka for puplla of the public schools of Richmond are pro? posed In an ordinance offered In the Common Council last night by Mr. Fuller, and referred to the Committee on Ordinance. Charter and Reform. The preamblo states that the high prices of books and their frequent changes practically debar from the public schools many of the children for whose benefit they were establish? ed, nnd that the present plant of fur? nishing certain books free of charge only to Buch children who are unablo by reason of the poverty of their parents or guardians to provide them, has not proved satlsfartory. The plan proposes nn appropriation commencing with the fiscal year, February 1, 1913, of $10.000 placed to the credit of tho City School Board for the purpose of free text books for puplla attending the public schools of Richmond under regulations to be adopted ny the school board. Thereafter there is proposed an annual appropriation of $6,000. all Buch hooks to remain the property of the city. Several educational asso? ciations desire It to be heard on the ordinance when It comes up beforo the committee. Judgment Entered. Judgment was entered yesterday In the Law and Equity Court b" the Cen? tury Baking Company .-.gainst D. T. Wllbon. Jr.. for $620, subject to a credit of $150. :< >.}--.-. THE SAVINGS BANK RICHMOND 1117 E.MAIN ST. The rood will of the patrons of the bank are its best advertisers. Ask any one about us who has done business with us. ACCOUNTS SOLICITED SEE THIS TRADE MARK? land is found on every roll of G. M. Co.'s Pearl Roofing Tin. I GORDON METAL CO. Richmond, Va.