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Two of To-Day's Very Important
Special Offerings:
Silk Petticoats
A special sale of about fifty re?
markably good quality All Silk
Taffeta and Messalinc Silk Petti?
coats, in black and navy blue; well
made with 13-tnch deep tucked
flounce ami percaline under-drop
-all sizes. They are the sorts of
Skirts that one would naturally
expect to find at $i.00 and $3.50
To-Day's Price, $1.98
Ladies' Neckwear
Prom one of the best importers in
New York, who made price-con?
cessions of one-half. Beautiful
Plauen Lace Dutch Collars, Gibson
Collars und Lace Yokes, in a largo
variety of dainty and effective new
designs, In white, ecru and black.
Such neckwear as you have to pay
50c, 75c and even SI.00 for, on sale
25c and 50c each
Woman Who Served One Day
in Jail Caught on Marshall
Belle Hughes, a woman whom the
police have been endeavoring to drlvo
out of tho city for a long while, was
capturod In a raid last night about
:0:30 o'clock on a house at 700 East
Marshall Street. She has repeatedly
appeared In the Police Court, and not
long ago, when convicted, heavily lined
and sentenced to spend one day in jail,
agreed to leave the city.
Sho has lived In various sections of
the city and has caused tho police no
end of trouble, according to their story.
Orders went forth yesterday from
police headquarters to take her In cus?
tody, as It has been known for n
month that she hud returned to Rich?
Headed by Detectlv-Sergcant Wlloy,
Detective-Sergeants Keitum, Kreugla
and Atkinson lust night descended upon
her dwelling. They met wlfh no re?
sistance, and speedily searched tho
pluce. John W. Dance was tho only
man arrested, while In another room
was found a young woman who gave
her name as Helen Slmms. who was
nlso taken In custody and sent to the
First Police Station with the Hughes
woman. Dunce was released on bail,
while the women were unable to secure
Sergeant Wiley was particularly '
elated with the result oC the raid, lie
declared that the woman who is known
as Mrs. Hughes and has two young
sons, has given the police no end of
trouble. The trio Will be arraigned this
morning In the Police Court.
Arrested hi Tjiwrrneevlllc.
Mary Ed lore, colored, oharged With de- |
fertlng her two-weeks-old baby, was ar?
rested yesterday by the authorities of Law- I
reneevllle, Vs., at the roquos-t of the Rieh- 1
tnond police. TJ. tf etlv,.-Serire.-iiit Krennie i
will leave this morning to tiring the woman
Five West Indies I
By the S. S. "Moltko" and S, 8. "Ham.
burp." leaving NEW VOltK January vad.
February lOih ami 24th, and March 7th
and Kth. to the Spanish Main. Weal Indies.
Panama Canal, Bermuda Two crulaos of
5^ days duration; rates, H'-o and upward,
Two cruise* of :l days duration; rates. $121
and upward.,-One, crulsa ?,! days dura?
tion; nttl~Ki nurl upward.
Plaeea;?\fiTf: 'Havana (Cuba), San .ln.-.n
It'orlr, ni.-oi. Santiago (Cuba), Kiti|tst..n
(Jamaica), colon (Panlima cnnal). La
Guayra (Venezuela), Puerto Cabello r?rt
of Ppntn (Trinidad), Bridgetown iitari.a
dees), Fen de Prance (Martinique), St.
Pierre (Mi. Palee, Martinique.. St, Themas
Bermuda. Booklet on application,
i ItlCIOIOND Tit-\\M-|-:it lintlMW,
SO? Enal Main Street.
Use of Basement of Ancient
Structure Given to University
College of Medicine.
At a meeting- of the Council Commit?
tee on Grounds nnd Buildings lnst night
Dr. McGulru Newton secured free use
of a portion of the basement of the
Ford's Hotel property for the free med
clal dispensary of the University Col
lego of Medicine, pending completion
of the new building of the college.
State Health Commissioner Ennion G.
Williams was also given Oie use of
certain space for storage, both permits
Irving subject to supervision and ap?
proval of the building Inspector, who I
has declared certain portions of the old,
hotel building unsafe. The use of pub
lie drinking cups in parks was not d's- j
cussed, as Chief Health Otllcer Levy j
is out of the city.
The City Attorney reported acqulsl- |
tlon of a lot belonging to A. R. Green
and E. AV. Tiller, needed for enlarge- j
ment of Riverside Park. The commit
toe decided to meet at Twenty-first and j
Broad Streets on October l?. at .'> 1'. M.,
to inspect Taylor's Ilill Park and dis?
cuss the feasibility of Ihe Slelph plan
for condemning property to make a
driveway entering the park from Uroad
street. Supervisor C. I*. Walford re?
ported that the School Hoard would be
unable, to llnd tiuarters In the High
School building, and expected to return
to Its old offices in the City Hall as
sun us life damage hns been repaired.
The matter of new quarters lor the
School Hoard and Superintendent was
referred to the Buidlng Inspector for
Advertising Kzpert Come- Here tu Attend
Smoker at Jefferson;
Tlic Richmond Advortlsers* Club win ten-1
der S. C. Doldis. CX-prealdeht of the Asso?
ciated Advertising flubs of Amerlcn, a
smoker at the Jefferson Hotel to-morrow j
night. The club extends an Invitation to
eveij,- member of the various commercial
bodies to I'f llf tu. ils on tills occasion and I
hear Mr. bobbs speak on the "Team \V>>rk
Between tho Advertising and Sales Depart?
ments." Mr. Dobba, as advertising manager
of Die Coco-Cola Company, i? possibly nno
<ir tho I orgeat buyers or advertising of every
description In the I'nlted States.
While quite a .young man he Is considered
one i>r the best Informed men on advertis?
ing in nil of its various branches. As pres
I Idcnt of the Associated Advertisers' Chili
..f America, he Halted nearly every city nnd
actuated in the formation of local clubs.
Mr. Dobbs win he introduced bv Henry W.
wood, president of 'ho chamber of Com?
merce. Hamilton Pelld, president of the
Richmond Advertisers' Club, will presid i-nrul
tell of the objects of the ltlchmond club.
Pnnher Officer Here.
Lieutenant W. 11. Kindervater, for many
i...ars an officer of the Kirsl Regiment, but
. new retired, was a visitor at the armory
; last n|ght. He Is now connected with the
'State Highway Commission, nnd has been
j In the field r.,r several months ?uporlntent
pug bridge construction.
Richmond College
Offers to the
Teachers of Richmond
And vicinity collegiate courses of study in Education, in
Literature and in Virginia History. The instruction will be
in charge of Professors Mctcalf, Van Landingham, Ander
derson and Lewis, assisted by lecturers from other institu
(ions. Classes will meet 9:50 10 1:15 o'clock Saturdays,
beginning October 7, 1911. In order that the best result*
may l>e obtained, classes in each course will be limited to
lorty. Fees .ire: K?r any one course, S5; for two or more
courses, S10.
l or further information address
Richmond! Virginia
Building Operations Reach As?
tounding Figure, With No
Evidence of Boom,
Deputies Check Over Work
Under Way and Total
Staggers Them.
Reports submitted to Building In?
spector Beck yestorday show that
there are In course of erection in Rich?
mond at this time 312 new buildings of
all kinds, the total coat of which will
ho $5.002,888. There are In course of
alteration or repnlr 138 buildings, the
cost of the repairs authorized being
{233.781. This makes a grand total
of 460 building enterprises going on
in the city limits at this time, tho ag?
gregate cost of which will be $5,2115,669.
The reports do not tako In the large
building operations In the suburbs.
Heretofore the monthly and annual
reports of the Building Inspector's of?
fice have related merely to tho permits
authorized. Within the past few
weeks the inspectors and deputios of
the office have been checking over all
recent permits, making a complete list
of all work now authorized, and not
yet completed.
The list shows that twenty-one new
buildings, authorized in 1910, the ag?
gregate cost of which will be $1,084,(160,
have not yet been completed. The new
government post-oinco building, for
which the permit was Issued in April,
1010. heads this list, the value of that
permit having been placed at $718,000.
Warehouses and factories on which
work was begun late In 1910 have not
been completed, to the value of $143,
000. On eight brick dwellings begun
last yeur. tho cost of which will be
$40.000, the reports show uncompleted
Much Work t'nder Way.
The report shows that there are
now In course of erection 9 4 brick
dwellings, tho cost of which will be
$424.723, and S6 frame dwellings, the
cost of which will be $111.218. There
are 1 brick garages now going up, the
cost _Qf which will be $9,237. and S4
brick stores, the cost of which will be
$r>S9.06S. Seven brick churches are be?
ing constructed at this time, to cost
$4K1,S27. while tho total cost of the six]
ofllec buildings now being erected will
be $1,280,000, the new Chesapeake and
Ohio-First National Bank building
heading the list. Richmond Just at
this time Is spending $40.00u In freight
depots. $7i-?,000 In hospitals, $32r.,000 In
hotels and $90,000 for a newspaper
office. In the list of repairs the most
ttriportnnt work on hand is the rebuild?
ing of the home of the National state
j and City Bank, at a cost of $41.i*.9C.
while additions and alterations arc be?
ing made to churches to cost $30,000,
and to brick stores to cost $44,898.
As the monthly report of the Build?
ing Inspector for September, publish?
ed In tills paper on October 1, showed
that an aggregate of permits had been
Issued during the tlrst nlno months or
this year of $5,006,368, It would seem
that many builders must have done
rapid work and completed many struc?
tures In the first nlno. months of the
yenr. as of the work authorized this
year, there is still In course of evec- \
tion buildings only to the value of $3,
918.338, the balance having been
brought over in buildings authorized
last year and still uncompleted.
Firemen Promoted.
At n meeting of the Hoard of Flr<? Com-j
mlasloners last night C. K. Wright wns ap?
pointed a substitute In Engine Company No
13 on probation. Joseph Roberts having
served his probation was plnced on the '
eligible list of substitutes, o. w. Warrlfor,
substitute, tendered bis resignation, which j
was acoapted,
! The following transfers were ordered: J.
P. Valentine from Company No. 4 to Com- j
paay No. 5: J. U Buck from icngino Com-1
puny N"o. to company No. 4; O, A. Pre- I
burger from Company No. 4 to company No, ,
9. A letter was received from the Rich
mono nnd HcnrlCO Railway Company nn- !
I nounclng that hereafter llremen In full unl
form would be allowed while on duty to ride
free on all cars. A lot tor of thanks wo*
ordered sent t" the company.
Tnke Charge of Youth.
On ? warrant charging that be was
neglected and exposed to Immoral influ?
ences Percy Jackson, sixteen years old. was
arrested yesterday nnd taken to the Second
Police Station.
Chris Brown, colored, ten years old, was
arrested on a charge of stealing n bicycle.
Which was found in bis possession. Ills J
companion, Willie Robinson, also ten year*
old, waa held as a vagrant.
Many Attractions Secured for
State Fair, Including
Free Shows.
Kreil Lewis, chief of concessions at
tho State Fair, said last night that all
the space in the Midway had been
taken, and that the shows would be of
a very high class, so far as Midway
shows go.
"There will be nothing objection?
able," said Mr. Lewis. 'The list shows
that wo have a number Of freaks, as
well as line amusements, and all of
them will be of a refined class."
Here is the list of most of them:
Ferrari's Animal Arena, with some of
tin- world-famed animal tr?niere und
their animal.-, Mien as tiic dun of lion*,
leopards, pumas, s.-aLs, tigers, pan?
thers, bears and snakes; Victoria, .the
European giantess, the educated horse,
Mazcppa; a large collection of marine
curios. "Happy .lack." the fat man;
two Old Plantations, with typical
scenes; a "den'' of trained 111 OS, four
moving picture shows. California
Frank's wild West, next largest show
of the kind to Buffalo Bill's; Scenes
from the (?riebt, besides the numerous
at tractions presented t.y the Virginia
Amusement Company, in the White
Wonder Town, Including "The Sink?
ing of the Maine.- -The Coal Mine,"
"The Palace of Illusions," "love's Voy?
age Through I ho Mystic Hell." and
the circle swing.
'Ihr- free .shows to he presented on
the big st.-.ge near the race-track will
embrace ?he Toozoonln Arabs, the Fly?
ing Dordoens, tho Aeroplane Ladles
Mile, Omega, and a dozen otJnera.
Southern Railway Files Ex?
hibits Before Corporation
* Commission.
Negro Serves ifbr Another's
Crime, Says Mother?AI- |
falfa Production.
Exhibits have been filed by the
Southern Kail-way with the SUvte Cor
poraUon Commission In connection
with Its petition to require cast Iron
Stoves to be crated -when shipped In
less than carload lots, which Is being
vigorously contested by stove dealers.
The exhibits cover records accumu?
lated during throe months as to the
breakage of stoves crated and un
crated and ac to the losses paid.
In Virginia intrastato shlpmonts, the
breakago of crated stoves was G.8 per
cent, and of uncrated 7.3 por cent. The
percentage of total revenues from
stove shipments paid out In claims for
breakage was 26 per cent, on crated
stoves and f>l per cent on uncratod.
On all other shipments handled by
the Southorn, the crated stoves broke
at the rate of 4.S per cent, and the
uncrated at 21 per cent. In claims
there was paid out 16 per cent of the
revenue on crated and 69 per cent, on
uncrated Steves.
The company handled 7,151 S stoves
during the three months.
Mother Soy* Innocent Son In Suffering
for Guilty llrothrr.
According to a letter received yes?
terday by Governor Mann, one twin |s
serving time In the .State Penitentiary
for a crime committed by tho brother.
The complainant in the ca.se ds the
mother of the boys?.lennle Davenport,
of Hampton.
The woman says that her non, Jlm
mle Davenport. Is In prison for forgery
through a mistake, and thru her other
heir, John, is tfhe real culprit. The
case of mlstnken Identity Is supposed
to have arisen because of the similar?
ity In appearance of the two colored
youths. The mother wants to see the
Governor and explain tho situation In
person. She assorts that Jlmmle is a
good boy, and that It Is not proper
that he should be expiating the sins |
of John, who Is tho block sheep of the
family. |
Good Kihlbltn of Product Mode In
I'owluitnii nnil Smyth,
The growth of the alfalfa Industry
In this State Is significant, according
to Commissioner Kolner, of the De?
partment of Agriculture. He was
much Impressed at the Powhntan
County Fair this week with the dls
plav of this product, composed of sam?
ples of live cuttings made from one]
piece of ground this year. Kach aver- I
need two feet In helRht. and the ex?
hibit with one plied on the other, made
a stalk of alfalfa ten feet In height
It Is estimated thnt 3,noo acres arc|
now under cultivation in Virginia Inj
alfalfa. Practically all of this hasi
been planted within the pnst six or
eight years.
In Smyth county at a fnlr, Mr. i
K?lner found last week that the pro-|
duct had been grown successfully, al?
though it has been supposed that hlirh
altitudes were not adapted for Its cul?
Considering tho drought, the fine
corn shown in Powhatan Is regarded
as extraordinary.
(?ettyafcnrg Commission Culled.
Governor Mann yesterday issued a
cnll for the Kettysburg Monument
Commission, to meet at ht)< otlice on
I'riduv. October 13, at 3:30 P. M. The
construction has progressed to the
point where it is necessary Hint the
commission decide on certain final de?
Judge DrMKiintcd.
Judge W. w. Moffett, of Salem, was
yesterday designated to hold a part
of the Washington County Circuit
Court term next week. 'Among the
bases to be heard by him is one in?
volving annexation of certain territory
to tho town of Abingdon.
Jones' Expended $9,495-03, and
Swanson Parted With
One Roanoke and Two Rich?
mond Dailies Helped by
According: to statementb flled yester?
day. Representative William A. Jones
spent $9,496.08 In the effort to secure
his nomination for the United States
Senate, while Senator Claude A. Swan
son oxpended ?ie,s5!.r>4. The latter
sum is the largest given In by a candi?
date In the late contest, wltlle Mr.
Jones parted with about 1100 more
than did Mr. Olass.
The statement of Mr. Jones Is not
ltemizod to any extent. It Is as fol?
lows: Primary fee, $3,000; contributions
to tho Virginia Demoorallo League,
$3,617-03; hire of halls, $86; extra cop?
ies of newspapers, $46; traveling ex?
penses, $723.60; stamps and stationery,
$126; telegraph and telephone Charges,
$48.50: total, $9,495.03.
A copy was sent to State Chairman
J. Taylor Ellysoa.
Mr. Olass, In his statement, previ?
ously published, gave hla contribution
to the Virginia Democratic League as
Paper* Benefited.
Newspapers of Virginia secured a
good slice of the money exponded by
Senator Swanson. This went for adver?
tising; space and the purchase of extra
copies. The Richmond Evening Jour?
nal was the biggest beneficiary, scour?
ing $527.65 for 24,500 extra copies con?
taining Senator SwanBon'a Lawrence
vllle speech. Next comes the Roanoke
Times, which gathered in $148.02 for
papers and $112 in subscriptions. Third
w-as the Richmond Virginian, which got
$188.40. Various other newspapers bud'
small amounts ranging from $10 to
$50, while The Tlmoa-Dlspatch and the
News Leader bring up the rear, the for?
mer getting $2 of the Junior Senator's
money and tho latter receiving $1.40.
Newspapers which profited were tho
Portsmouth Star, the Marlon Demo?
crat, tho Henry Bulletin, the Alexandria
Gazette, the Frederlcksburg Froo Lanre,
the Cirayson Gazette, the Buena Vista
Times, th Suffolk Herald and the Law
rencevtllo Times.
Had lieaTT Expense*.
Senator fSwanson spent $3,100 for
postage. His primary' fee was $3,000,
and he aided tho Russell county Demo?
crats in primary expenses In th? sum
of $37.60. To George B. Rufcaell, of
Charlotte, wont $118.70 for legitimate
expenses, and $318.26 went to John !>:
Kasley, of Lynchburg, for the samo
purpose, as did $50 to J. E. Burwoll, of
F/oyd, and $116 to J. F. Hurt
Other expenses accounts filed are as
follows: W. D. Stoakley, for the Sen?
ate from Norfolk olty, defeated, $310.60,
of which $233 was entrance fee; W.
Stanley Burt, for House from Burry
and Prince George, nominated, $73-30;
John N. Tabb, for House from Glouces?
ter, nominated, $12; Robert Gllllsm, Jr.,
for House from Petersburg, nominated
without opposition, $16; Julian T. Chris?
tian, for House from Mathews and Mid?
dlesex, nominated, $95.50; Francis W.
Smith, for House from King and Queen
and Essex, defeated, $22.17; C. Hard?
ing Walker, for Senate from Thirty
fourth District, nominated w'thout op?
position. $30.60; J. Ralph Orlgsbs, for
House from Clarke and Warrens de?
feated, $124; Aubrey E. Strode, for Sen?
ate from Amherst-Nolson district, de?
feated, $152.66.
i Candidate for House from Pulaskl Was In
State Senate.
j In political circlet there U a (rood deal
of Interest over tho unexpected nomination
j of Captain Thomas L. Tat? for the House
\ of Delegates by the Democrat* of Pulaskl
county. Captain T?te, is well known here.
He served a term in the State Senate from
I8S7 t? 1901. He Is a veteran of the War lic
tween the States, fcairliujr commhnded a
company of Southwest soldiers. He Is now
a member of tho board of visitors of the
Virginia Military Institut?, where he waa
student prior to the war.
Captain Tate's nomination waa the result
of an effort for hartngny In the convention,
before which ho waa not a candidate. The
i three aspirants were divided on the ques?
tion of eliminating the poll tax provision
from the Constitution. The Republicans will
! nominate to-morrow, but the county Is now
regarded as safely Democratic.
On reading our story in this space yesterday, "That
is certainly true." He referred to our quotation
from the world's greatest merchant, Marshall Field?
"If you want to succeed, save."
Me attributed special value to the habit of saving,
as a habit, aside from the monetary gain.
He Made
Another Point
in saying that the abihty to save money regularly
made any man twice as valuable to his employer,
because of the principles behind the habit.
The American National Bank
of Richmond, Virginia,
wishes to call this fact to your attention as an EM?
PLOYEE. YOUR employer will appreciate YOUR
determination and energy. Save with us at the rate
of 3 Per Cent. Compound Interest. We will render
you and your money
Security and Service
L?-^,^..,i innn.?, ,m? ? h i.?irn.-.r-iiii-wirmmininniMH '
A Year in Advance
You can always look to us for all sorts of novelties in
wearing apparel that most stores show a year later.
Fall stock is now complete. It is the choicest
we have ever shown.
Gans-Rady Company
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Synagogue to Be Decorated With
Products of Field, Which
Go for Charity.
In Joyous ( contrast to tho period ot
eolemnlty cloned by Tom Klppur last
Monday comes the Feast of Tabernacles,
or, as It Is known In Hebrew, Succoth.
It la -ushered In at sunset this evening;
and oontlnues seven days. Tho festival
in, in Intent and oeromonlal, a thanks?
giving- occasion. Intertwining gratitude
for God's mercy unto tho people of
Israel amidst the nations of tho world
with thankfulness for His bounty und
grace to each individual. It 1b the har?
vest festival and the earliest thanks?
giving feast, the typo after wittch the
American Thanksgiving Day was fuah
The festival has of late been used to
encourage charity. Tho fruits of the
Meld aro brought Into God's house as
a sign of thankfulness, and, after tho
servlcea, are sent to the hospitals and
tho poor of tho city. The attempt has
of late been made to have the children
take a central part In the obsorvance
of the festival.
?At Heth Abu bah SynaRogue the ser?
vices will be In keeping with the Joy?
ous charactor of Uie festival. The
synagoguo will bo decorated wlth'frults
and flowers and producta of the field.
Services will begin this evening at 8:15
and to-morrow morning at 10:45 Dr.
B. N. Callach will conduct tho services
and preach at each meeting. The eve?
ning sermon will bo on tho Bubject.
"The Fourfold Message," while that ot
to-morrow morning will be "The Wan?
dering of Israel.' The public III -Invited
to attend.
Clara Ilrnbiy, Alleged Morderrsa, Bent On
to the llniilng? Court.
Ollbert K. Pollock, counsel for <"lara Hen?
ley, colored, accused of the murder of
James Lovett. also colored, wtrlred exami?
nation yesterday morning- In Police Court
and the case was sent to the next term of
the Hustings Court.
The cases of Dr. A. B. Cosby and Arthur .
Orlflln, white, and Serena nrown and Mary j
Harris, colored, charged with statutory of- .
fenses and who wer? tn the Henley woman's
house at the time, of the alleged murd?r. I
were continued until November :??. Their
bonds were reduced from Jt? to tJOO. which
wss furnished by Cosby and Ctrlffln.
Addison Ilrlght and John Thomas, looked
upon by the polio*, ns desperat? negroes,
were fined I? anil mats each and placed
tinder I'f bond for six months for fighting.
Richard WlUla, colored, was lined P0 and
costs for selling fish without a license,
Camm Farrlngton, colored, was sent to
ths grand Jury on a charge of feloniously
assaulting hts wife, Annie Farrtngton.
J. H. Street, colored, wn* sJso sent to the
srrund Jury. He wun charged irith felonious?
ly assaulting Joncph Ross.
Richard Wnfer, colored, was sentenoed to
spend slrty days In Jail for stealing ft from
William Johnson.
Faithful Old Womnn.
Another of the old-time, colored servants
of respected memory, Mary Kllen Hrooklns,
for many years in the family of Oeorga
Hundley, died yesterday. She. waa born In
King and Queen county a slave In the
Hundley family. Almost continuously "Aunt
Kllen" had been, a member of the Hundley
household. Honest and fnlthful always. I
she hnd raised tho children with care and
patience, with the respect and love of many '
white fiends, She died at the home of j
John F. Hundley, son of her former master.
Southern Railway Burnings.
Estimated earnings of tho Southern Rail?
way for the fourth week In September gho-.v
a gnln of %l2t,SU as compored with tho cor?
responding week last year.
Two New Policemen.
I, nertuccl and R. Shumaker qualified bo
fore City Clerk Ren T. August yesterday as
members of tho polloe force of Richmond,
having recently been elected by tho Hoard
of Pollco Commissioners.
Hull Instituted..
Suit was Instituted yesterday In the I.a-.v I
and Equity Court by I.. H. Erwin against I
V. Donatl for $.*9n. Mr. Donatl denies owing [
the amount and will contest the claim.
flenjamin l.ovensteln qualified to practice |
taw In this court.
Directors of Penitentiary Will!
Then Await Instructions of
In accordance with a plan adopted
several months ago by the board of
directors of the State Penitentiary,
bids will bo advertised for looking to
selllnc tho labor of the convicts In
the .prison for a term of years follow?
ing the expiration of tho contract with
the Thachor Boot and Shoo Company
in 1913. Any ono desiring to secure
such labor will bo Invited to state tho
amount he will pny for each day's
work for each man. When tho Bids
aro all in, they will be delivered to
the Governor for transmission to tho
General Assembly.
As stated in The Times-Dispatch
throe months ago, It is tho purpose
of Governor Mann to send a message
to tho Legislature on the subject of
convict labor, looking to the employ?
ment of nearly all the inmates of the
ponitentiary on the public roads of the
State. The few whose desperate char?
acter precludes such employment would
under sue!; a plan bo placed, together
In a rock-brcnklng establishment,
whllo ttiose unable to perform tho.
task would, as now, bo used at the
State farm..
The. contract with tho shoo concern
has been the subject of a grent deal of
attack, based on the small remunora-.
tion received by the State?only 42
cents nor day. jt Is said, however, on
authority apparently entirely trust?
worthy, that -the. Thacher Company
has lost $58.000 within the past six
month3 through Its penitentiary oper?
ations. If this be correct, It Is pre?
sumed that this concern'will not again
bid on convict labor. Its lossos are
Bupposed to arise from tho small out- j
put secured from unskilled men.
The directors havo definitely decided
to take no steps looking to any farm
out of the labor of convicts until In?
structed In the matter by the Leg*s
t lature. 1
Virgiftia Printers Here to Dis?
cuss Topics of Vital Interest
to Trade.
Delegates to tho Virginia Printers*
Cost Congress, which meets at tho Jef?
ferson Hotel for a two days' conven?
tion at 10 A. M. to-day, gathered around
the festive sideboard lust night In the
dining room of the Jefferson, on the
occuslon of an Informal smoker ten?
dered by tho local printers. It was de?
signed to get the delegates acquainted
with each other, and fultllled Its pur
peso nobly. A good attendance wsl
present, although tho number Is ex?
pected to be greatly augmented by the
time the gavel falls thin morning.
Tho present convention Is the outcome
of a preliminary meeting hold In this
city last June, at which time It was de?
cided to call the Cost Congress and
effect a permanent organization. This
will take place at tliu lust meeting of
tho convention to-morrow afternoon,
when the printers will formally launch
tho organization and elect ofheers fot
the romlng year.
The congress meets primarily to con?
sider questions dealing with printers'
cost of production, cost-finding sys?
tems and Hlmllar problems. It la
claimed that the printers' business,
moro thnn any other, Is suffering to?
day from slipshod methods In estimat?
ing costs, resulting In a corresponding
confusion in prices and btds. To rem?
edy this condition and establish n sci?
entific cost-finding system for Virginia
printers Is the tusk the congress has
set Itself.
Numerous addresses are scheduled to
be delivered by experts In various de?
partments of the printing trade. Fol?
lowing a speech of welcome by Mayof.
D. C Itlchardson. of Richmond, and a
response for the visitors by John K,
Hurke. of Hurke & Gregory. Norfolk,
the congress will this morning proceed
at once to business with the enrolment
Of delegates and election of temporary
officers, Two addresses ere on the pro?
gram for the morning meeting?"The
Object and Purposes of This Conven
' Hon." by Edward I- Stone, president,
I tlie Stone Printing Company. Ronnoke.
and "What ft Cost System Means to the
Printer." by J. M. Dulaney, of tho J. p.
Hell Company, Lynchburg. Four other
addresses are scheduled fof tl.o after?
noon session.
prepare for peace week
I nine* doing to Atlanta trill Meet nt Arm?
ory To-Nlaht.
Those ,,f (he Richmond Ithie* who expect
to attend the Pence .tubilre in Atlanta next
week wlil meet, nt tho armory to-night at
S:S0 to mnke final arrangement* for tbe trip.
Tt.e rr.-n must (CO na u military commend,
according to orders Issued by Major k. \v.
Olive drab unform will be worn on the
! train. Full dress uniforms with hflmets and
; plumes will be taken for use In Atlanta,
i and th? men are required to turn these In
I by to-night to Qua rtermnster-Scrge?t nt W.
T. Hoppe.
! Atlanta papers are full of the doings ol
the celebration, The Governor of fleorgla,
the Mayor nnd the president of the Cham?
ber of Commerce head a committee of y<
citizens In charge of tho proceedings. Mlll
[ tnry commands from North and South Will
bp prer|it. The monument to be unveiled
I is to commemorate the trip of the (late
City Ounrd to the North during reconstruc?
tion days, and represents peaco preventing a
guard from nrlnj.
arrests himself
j Drunken Man With Kniptv 'Ml Can Lodges
Self III Cell.
"I'm drunk, lock nie tip; my name Is B.
I A. Stevens, forty-seven year- old. born In
Virginia, and a laborer. ' cried the man ni
be lurched into the Second Polcc Station
last night, perspiring and carrying a.n empty
oil can. His request for a night's lodging
behind the bars was complied with.
Stevens created a scene early yesterday
afternoon at police headquarters where ha
Appeared, carrying the ran which he bad
with blm when locked up Inst night. 11?
was drunk when he appeared at tlmj cen?
tra', office. He almost bellowed when be
entered the place, for no apparent reason,
but he wns easily elected nt a word from
Chief of police Werner.
He explained at tho Second Station thai
he was too drunk to take care of himself
and needed the protection of tho police.
s Y n ?cT Fn vif e D ~h ere
Presbyterian League Gets Liicurnging it*,
ports from Committee.
The recently organized Presbyterian
League, composed of the ministers, deaeoni
and elders of the various" Presbyterian
ohurches In the city, mot at the'Orace
Street Presbyterian Church lost night to
bear reports from Important committees.
Among tho objects considered was tbe
question of establishing mission stations in
outlying portions of the city.
The league indorsed a resolution Invltlnjr
the Presbyterian Synod of Virginia to meet
tn Richmond In October. Isltj on the occa?
sion of tbe centennial anniversary or the
founding of the Union Theological Semi
nay. It Is the purpose of the .league to In?
vite also tho leading alumni of the seml
nnry, who. together with the members of
the synod, will form the largest gathering
of Presbyterian clergymen ever gntheied to?
gether nt one time In the history of tho
church In the South.
Military Minstrel Troupe.
A mlnsirel troupe Is the latest of the
many activities of. Company F. First Regi?
ment. The company hue a glee club, two
quartets and various other organizations
which stimulate the Interest of tho men.
A meeting of the future uilnstral men was
hold last night, and It was determined to
organize and to prepare for public enter?
tainments. Another meeting will be hold
next Thursday night.
Captain A. D. Cousins bns various other
nativities in prospect. ,-?v
\ ..Ui7 E.IVIAIM ST. v.'
Strength, Security, Satisfaction? 1
'11 throo of these requirements are
vlth tbe bank. Call and talk with

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