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PROGRAM OUT FOR
President Taft Chief Speaker at
Highway Meeting in
Richmond.
MANY TOURING PARTIES
Five Hundred Motor Cars Will j
Gome Here From All Parts |
of Country.
1? the official program or the bis'
road congress to be licit! by the Ainer
icuii Association tor Highway Improve
inenl at Itlchmond November SO to 2a.
lull, there Is u list or speakers which j
includes the most notable uclontlbU
Arid public men ever gathered together '
lor bu> one Convention. The ;>rui;raiii. I
which hab Just been announced, tn
cludm an address by Pre*nieni Tall, j
tin- lirsl that lie wirt deliver upon hit
return from his long Western trip. j
Previous announcement has been'
made taut on ?'Nai.onul Day," which ]
will mark the opining of the congress ,
of tlio association aim Its allied organ
liatioiis, tin: spouker* will include j
Uovurnor Mann, of Virginia; Senktors '?
.Marlin and Bank head und Congress?
man J. Hampton Moore, and others; j
In the official program, however, it '
i.-. set forth that Harold Parker, chair?
man of the Massachusetts State High?
way Commission, will preside, and thai j
twenty-minute papers will be read by
W. A. McLean, provincial engineer of j
Ontario, Canada: W. W. Crosby, Stute;
Highway Bnglneer of Maryland; A. N.
Johnson. State Highway Knglneer of
Illinois: A. II. Blanohard, professor of
.highway engineering, Columbia Uni?
versity; P, St. J. Wilson, State High?
way Commissioner of Virginia.
i'i> p Hundred Cars l.'omlna.
<m "Road t'Bers' Day." which will I
follow the second day. 6?t aside foi j
manufacturers, th-# automobillsla will |
have their Innings. This part of the |
program Is under the auspices of the ,
Touring Club of America,- which will!
have charge of the automobile tours ;
which have been nrranged. More than '
500 i itoinobllea will come to Richmond]
from vurlous eitle?, us far awav a? ,
Chicago.
This part of the program will bt |
de-voted to a discussion of the various!
problems of traffic regulations, not
merely from the standpoint of the au- j
tomoblles, hut from all other stand?
points James S. Marian, member of j
1 i ; it era t?te Commerce Commission,]
will preside. The address of welcome
will be delivered by Preston Belvln, on
behalf of the State Automobile Asso
rlatiou. and will be followed by J. T.
Pa ii itary, president of the Richmond
Automobile Club Many other speak?
er- will dellv.-r --h?rt talks on various j
Tvha-ief of the trn!!l- problem, as pre- I
eented !u different sections of the
country. They will include, senator j
Hwunson, of Virginia: Hugh Chalmers.'
of Detrtili: Colonel Charles Clinton, of j
New VuiK, and Howard I). Hadley, of j
New Vork.
An equally notable 11m of speakers |
ban been arranged for the fourth ami .
filial day of the congress.
Moving I'letlirea of Itoails.
Moving pictures shoeing the effects j
of good and bad roads, some of them i
humorous and some dramatic, present- |
tilg Iii a striking and human mariner I
t!. ? coi tra.-"t between the two phases of I
the road problem, will lend consider?
able Interest to the congress, to tMe
average layman, who, after all, Is the
one chiefly affected by a system of
had roads. It wUl be shown thut the j
high cost of living has been due. In a
large measure, to tilt difficulty of pel?
ting farm products to the railroads
for shipment at the "bad road" sea
nons, and that a system of good roads
will wipe out thin evil.
It Is estimated thai something in
the neighborhood of $100.000.000 a year
could be SHved throughout the coun?
try by improving 20 per cent, of all
the roads now existent. The treinen
iIouh Interest In the road problems
throughout the United State? Is Indi?
cated by the fact that the country is
now spending about $1.<i?0.o00 a day
in road-building and maintenance,
Arrangements are lielng made to
secure reduced round %rlp tickets on
the various railroads leading Into Rich?
mond for the congress, and present
indications are t'iat there will be more
than ?.000 visitors from various part*
of the country in tha course of the
four days. These visitors will include
fanner*, business men. public men. au- i
tomobllists and manufacturers of road
machinery and road materials, as well
as offlelnl representatives from all the
Slates.
LIVES IN FOUR STATES
tils Honte liest? on the Point Where
All Come Together.
Kansas City. Mo.. October 24.?When
T'red Terron. a stockman, came to
Kansas City yesterday with a hord of
cattle he for a time was puzzled as
to what State to register from. Ho
explained that he lived in four Stutea
?Colorado. New Mexico, Utah and Ari?
zona?his ranch extending Into II
four and his hous;e standing on the j
point where they met.
Mr. Terron eats bis meals In Col-i
oratio, sleeps in Utili. tins his "best j
Toom" in New Mexico nn4] his kitchen
extends into Arizona.
Sir. Terron gets Iiis mall at Cortcz.
Col., but votes in Utah, because ho
sleeps In that Slate. His legal business
he does at the county scat of Apache
county, Arizona, because most of bis
ranch lies in that State. The w.lndmlll
which pumps water for his stock Is In
New Mexico, but the trough I? lit
Arlzon a.
Blot Out the Memory
of breakfast spoiled by poor
cooking?bread with poor
leavening7 ? muffins that
didn't stand up as they
I'orter.".
USE GOOD LUCK
This Baking Powder with its
high leavening power is a mighty
aid to b?tter cooking.
At your grocer's.
The Southern Manufacturing Ce,
Richmond, Vs.
Removal Notice
assey
?usmesstoilege
After 14 years at 705 East Main Street, has
removed to more elegant and commodious
quarters,
800 E. Broad St.
"The Great Commercial School of the
Southeast."
CAN'T BLAME ANYBODY
FOR CITY HALL FIRE
W'irc^ Simply Grossed During
"Heavy Storm, and That
Started Blaze.
TWO DEPARTMENTS AT ODDS
Thompson and TrarTord Explain
Different Overhead
Construction.
No blumc is at inched to any one
for the recent tire at the City Hall, In
which damage was done to the School
Board ofllcos to the extent of ?l.iuu.
the special committee which Investi?
gated the matter last nlghi reporting
thai the tue wus apparently an un?
avoidable accident, liable to occur ho
Ioiik as overhead wiring Is allowed.
Froth the liest evidence obtainable j
the committee reported that it seemed
probable ?hat Ilm tire resulted fron?
tio crossing "f a municipal electric
plant arc light wire, with u school
telephone circuit, at Twenty-fifth and
Clay Streets, the municipal plant "Ire;
ha. iiik been lowered by linemen of;
the Itlchmond and llcnrico Railway
Company, but apparently all InslallU- '
tton was properly made.
It appeared from the testimony that I
the room In which the school tele?
phone switchboard was located, and ,
In which the fire Originated, was much '
li ered with printed matter and
Storage supplies of all kind*, and that
the wiring of the switchboard was an?
tiquated, not conforming to modern
requirements,
Thompaon Versun TrnfTord.
The hearing was enlivened by sev?
eral 6pats betwen City Blectrlclan i
Thompson and Superintendent of the
Electric Plant Trafford. Mr. Thomp- ,
son wanted to show photographs of '
faulty Installations on the municipal
plant distribution system. Mr. Traf
ford called the turn by reporting the
crossing of lire alarm wires at Moselle ;
and Leigh Street*. Asserting dramatl- !
cully that such crossing should have
been reported instantly, since lives I
and property were thereby endangered, j
Mr. Thompson halted the proceedings
to dispatch Lineman Stringer to make I
Immediate repairs'.
Tho hearing was long and tedious, j
and went Into many matters; having
little beating on the tire Itself. Chair- ;
man Huber stated that h< believed It
would result In Increased vigilance ]
on the part of th? officials, while !
other members asserted that the In- |
evltable result would be the adoption j
of an ordinance greatly extending .the
underground district of the city, which
alone it Is believed will prevent tho
recurrence of such tires.
Wire* Were Cromed.
lllcctrlcnl Inspectors Speights and
Cowry told of making an examina?
tion under direction of the Mayor on
the morning following the fire, and
fhiully locating the wires Crossed at
Twenty-fifth ami Clay, a municipal
plunt wire going along Clay Street
sagging so low as to touch a School
Board telephone wire strung under It
but Twenty-fifth .Street.
Over the municipal plant wires on
the city poles were wires of the Rich?
mond and Ilenrico Railway Company,
th ? city vires ha'vlng been lowered to
make room for them. Assistant Su?
perintendent of Fire Alarm P. O. Ran?
dolph had also found the wires crossed
at the point Indicated, and wns of the
opinion that that was the cause of
tho tiro.
Mr. Trnfford assorted that the City
Code provisions for outside wiring
were twenty years old, and were ut?
terly obsolete and antiquated. He ex
Pluined how the best of copper wires
stretch with varying temperature, and
how the .slightest listing* or settling of i
a pole might cuusc wires to sag mate- ;
rlally. Tlie school telephone circuit
passed through several school houses
in '.he East End. where no damage wart |
don..- save to the telephone instru- ,
ment, raising the <iuestlon whether tin
City Hall switchboard was provide, l
with ? proper safety appliances. Mr.
Thompson thought it was, though not
by any means as good as the Bell
Telephone company uses.
Storm on \lcht of Fire.
Mr. Trafford testified that there had
been a severe storm the night of the
lire, the first severe storm since many
of the city plant poles had been set,
so that some settling would not b<
surprising. The city ordinance govern }
Ing overhead wiring he described at
"awfully antique," saying that man)
of the conditions had never been ob- 1
served by uuybody; In faci. standard'
equipment, such as cross-arms, dg^s not
com..- according to measurements npe<
itlcd.
Foremen for the city electric plant,:
for Contractors Storms & Co. and fori
Ho- Richmond and lienrlco Railway .
, Company testified that the wiring at
. the point in question had been prop
| erly none, and that the sugg'ng of tue
i wires so as to cross currents was one j
' of the unavoidable accidents of over- ;
; head construction, liable to occur at !
I any time, and which did occur with
I some Irequency, though usuall> dolnK
little or no damage where prc>per fuses
or safety devices are installed.
Defective installation,
i Inspector IVIticpatrick, who made an ;
inspection of the School board room.,
after the lire, said that the sw*?cn
: board had been destroyed, but that tue
j purahne conduit had been burned sixty ''
rcet, currying the lire that far into!
I tV.e garret, and he did not consider
I that the wiring compiled with the ordl- '<
\ nances for inside Installation. Mr. I
Thompson showed in reply that when!
the ordinance for In moo installation I
wus adopted existing wiring was ex-j
cepted, unless condemned by a city in- I
spector utter due examination.
Mr. Trafford closed his case by ad?
mitting that there was a cross, an !
accident, which had supplied the match
Where safety devices were installed in
the various schoolhouses, no fire en?
sued; where combustible material uno
baa insulation were placed handy in
the City ilafl. a lire old ensue.
The committee llllltlly shut off debate
between the two department heads,
which promised to be interminable, by
wollig into executive session, when the
clerk was Instructed to draw a report
showing that no direct negligence had
been shown, but that the tire prob?
ably occurred from the accidental
crossing of two city wires In the over?
head d'strlct, a possible accident
wherever overhead Installation of u
multiplicity of wires is allowed. Mr.
Thompson and Mr. Trafford later ex?
plained that their antipathy wus not
personal, but that there always existed
friction between a superintendent using j
high-powered wlros and ono using
lower-power current on the same
poles. "The lion und tho lamb cannot
lie down together." quoted Mr. Thomp?
son. "We are always scrapping with
each other-"
Members of the committee predicted
that one result of tho inquiry would
be an appropriation for the rewiring
of the entire City Hall, both for light?
ing and telopnono purposes. The
building is at present lighted by gns,
I the electric installation being admit?
tedly very defective, so much ,so that
it will probably have to he entirely re?
placed.
CLUB TO CAPTURE "ARCHIE"
{'resident'? Aid to Have I'unctlon Ail
Ills Ovtn In I.oulHvllle.
Louisville, Ky.J October 21.?Probably
ut no atop In the. 18.000-mlle "swing"
! will President Tnft be asked to give
i up as much of the honor of an oc
j cuslon as he will when he. comes to
Louisville, former home of Major Arch?
ibald H?tt. Plans of the Press Club
of Louisville, madG" Sunday after?
noon, provide for separating "Archie"
from the President as soon after their
arrival ns possible and rhaklng him the
honor guest at at least one function.
This is because Mfijor Butt formerly
was a Louisville r.f.wspaper man, uml
whip, the Press Club will Join wlih
commercial organisations In giving tho
President a real /.ent?cky reception, it
was decided In v/ew of past affiliations,
to give Major Bijtt an entertainment oil
his own. Just fvhat It will be has not
been decided.
Improve* Auto Highway.
[Speclnl to Tho Tfmea-Dispatch.]
Spencer. N*. C, October St.?With a view
to Improving the national automobil? high?
way through Davidson county, a force of
men has been busily at wor kthls weak in
Hoone township, nnar Sponc*r, grurilng
Home of the worst places on the road. The
work U being done under lh? supervision
of J. B. Bailey und W. H. Whltner, two or
the leading good road* advoentna In David?
son county. Tho road building will bo
pushed until the link between Spencer and
Lexington has been placed In good condi?
tion.
CONTINUE FIGHT
ON OOOKNIUG
Governor Hopes Quo Warranto
Proceedings Will Prove
Successful.
BOOK CASES POSTPONED
Publishers Will Not Appear.
R.r F. & P. fax Ca-c Not
Advanced.
Governor Mann had but little to bay
regarding the statement In The Times
Dispatch of yesterday thai tht autumn
racing of the Jaintr'town Jockey Club
Would bo carried oil as usual, without
fear uf Interference by the State. Ho
hau no objection to the racing, but
proposes io break up the bookmaklng
if ho can.
There is now pending in the Circuit
Court of Norfolk quo warranto pro?
ceedings by which the Attorney-Gen?
eral seeks to have annulled the char?
ter of the club, for violation of the
laws of the Stato and actions contrary
to pumic policy. The case was called
on Monday, but no date was set before
the court for a hearing. It will prob?
ably be tried later In the term.
Although the Governor's efforts to
break tip bookmaklng at the spring
raco meet through prosecution by local
officials resulted in failure, he. has by
no means abandoned hope that some?
thing may be done through the quo
warrjnto procedlngs.
Judge Jesso P. West, of Waverly,
has been designated to sit in this case,
Judge McLcmorc not desiring to pre?
side.
POSTPONE BOOK CASES
Hearing of School Text Publishers to
Be Had December 0.
By agreement, the rules before the
State Corporation Commission against
ten school book publishing houses,
which were to hnve been heard this
mornlnf. have been postponed to De?
cember 'i. Attorney-Oenoral Samuel
W. Williams has been pushing this
action, and it was at his rennst that
the commission issued rules against
these concerns, requiring them to show
cause why they should not be lined for
doing business in \ irglnla as foreign
Corporations without having lirst ob?
tained certificates' of authority and
paying the required fees.
Inasmuch us most of these companies
are heavily capitalized, the foes would
be large, and it Is cla'med that they
Would prevent the consummation of;
contracts t- supply school books.
Kill the Germs
Then Dandruff Will Go and
Hair Stop Falling.
There are thousands of baldheaded
women in America?almost as many :ij
men.
Dandruff germs cause baldness that
burning sensation and the hair :<< fall and
thin out. 1 ? ?s
Dandruff chokes the fT\\&
hair: prevents it from / ? "7?
obtaining proper nuitr- lUaLrdrlJ
ishmcnt; ruts it. if you \"<SrV42a/
want tlie plain word; V.Tpwgt'l.
causes it to fade, to die V.ITUin,
and fall out--then bald
lie.--..
kills the germs; cleans
DANDRUFF
the scalp of all scurf;
\\T^L^L Vnto^ERMS
the hair, or money back. |*\ ! J a ?
If you want to save U 1 Q IT.
your hair, get a bottle of PARISIAN
SAGE to-day. The price is 50 cents a
large bottle at Tragic Co.'s and druggists
everywhere. The girl with the Auburn
hair on every bottle.
Specialties For
s My Lady's Toilet
BRUTT Toilet Waters, Ex
tracts. Soaps and Powders.
HOUBIG ANT'S Rice Powder,
pink or white, 25c.
"Mary Garden" Perfume, $2.00
ounce, $4.00 package.
T. A. MILLER CO.
DRUGGISTS,
519 East Broad.
Mad. M99. Hourly Deliveries
EAT WHAT YOU LIRE
it wont hurt ijoirif ijou
(pieman's
guarantee
for Indigestion
Constipation ^Dijspepsra^
A Liquid After Dinner Dtyestanf
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST
?ASK MR. BOWMAN*
VIRGINIA TAXI SERVICE CO.
"EXCELSIOR"
GAS RANGES
are sold only by
Rothert & Co.,
In collecting our stock for our New Store we have endeavored to provide an attrac?
tive Lace Curtain Department, and call special attention to a lot just received by us.
You are cordially invited to visit this department.
New Lace Curtains, all kinds, all prices.
Renaissance, Cluriy, Marie Antoinette, Scrim,
Novelty and Nottingham.
Net Curtains, S yards long, Colonial band
borders. $2.00 pair.
Marie Antoinette Curtains, .5 yards long,
made on imported nets, $2.75 pair.
Net Curtains, yards long, wide Renaissance
insertion. $5.00 pair.
Scrim Curtains, with Renaissance and Rus?
sian lace edge and insertion, white or Arabian,
$3.75, $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00 pair.
Irish Point Curtains. 2>XA vards long, white,
ecru and ivory, $4.50, $5.00,' $6.50, $7.50 and
$10.00 pair.
Nottingham Curtains, .novelty weaves for
bedrooms, dining-rooms, libraries or parlor,
white or Arabian, $1.00 to $5.00 pair.
Seventh and Grace Sts.
The New Stock of Furniture and Carpets is Great
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eat
The dispute arose over the last
award of high sctiool book contracts,
when the Attorney-General took the
ground that theso companies were do
lug business In Virginia without the
proper authority. Their claim Is tliut
they are not transacting nuslnens In
this State within the meaning ot thu
law, but are tilling orders for books
from local dealers.
TAX CASE NOT ADVANCED
Supreme Court Will Hear It., K. ? P,
flutter I nter I - Term.
There wus much Interest at the
Capitol yesterday over the announce?
ment In yesterday's Tlmcs-Disputch
that the Supreme Court of the United
State? had refused the petition of At-1
lorney-Gcneral Williams to advance |
the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Po-1
tomac franchise tax case on Its docket.
This action means that the case must I
come up in its regular order, and that '
some time must elapse before It is
heard.
The State secured a decree from the
Supreme Court of Virginia, on an ap?
peal from the Circuit Court of Rich?
mond, which had held that this rail- .
road was exempt from all taxation,!
under its charier, in its appeal, the
State contended that, the roud hud ac?
cepted amendments ' which annulled
its exemption, and this view was con
ilrmed by the highest Mate court. An
appeal was taken to the road on a
constitutional point. The determina?
tion of tlie suit favorably to the ritato
would mean probably a quarter of a
million dollars In arrearage of taxes,
after all the points hud beenfought out
in the courts.
four llcarlngH Held.
Hearings were held before the State
Corporation Commission in its court?
room yesterday morning of four cases,
in which companies were summoned to
show causo why they should not oe
riend for failure, to lllu their annual
tax reports. The caso ugaisnl the
Co-operative Water and Power Cor?
poration, of Norfolk, was dismissed,,
it appearing that its charter had al?
ready been revoked for failure to pay
franchise taxes. That of trie Greenes
Vllle and Dtnwlddie Hallway Company
was also dismissed, as it was shown'
that the sheriff had failed to sorvo
the summons within the necessary
time so as to give the requisite notice.
The Lois Mutual Telephone Company
and the Swift Hun Telephone Company
tiled their reports.and they were dis?
missed on payment of cost of the pro?
ceedings.
Delegates to Settlers' Meeting.
The Governor yesterday appointed j
the following delegates to represent!
Virginia at the. Northern Settelrs' Con-!
ventlon. to be held during the. Texas)
L,and Exposition at Houston January'
16 to IS. 1912:
C. T. Smith. Croxton; Frank Lindsay,
Portsmouth; J. B. Wo thins, Midlothian; |
T. O. Sandy, Burkevlllc; Dr. J. M.
Davis. Westboro; J. M. Barker. Axton;
B. D- Adams, Red Oak; George B. Kce
zeli. llarrisonburg; Westmoreland
Davis, Lecsburg: P. 1". St. Clatr, Bane;
W. W. Sproul. Mlddlebroo...
This convention will be addressed by
some of the leading; agricultural au?
thorities, Including Luther Burbank, ot
California; Professor Bailey, of Cor?
nell University, und representatives of
the Department of Agriculture. Its,
purposes ur-e to aid those Interested
In the soil by Imparting Instruction,I
and to bring together farmers from
other States and those of Texas
IN PERIL FOR HOURS
Nathan II. Stern, Son of Millionaire,
I,oh< Id Colorado Mountains,
Canon City. Col., October 24.?Lost In i
tho mnuntutns of the lloyal Gorge from j
noon yesterday until to-day, when
lie was found by a searching party, ex?
hausted, half-frozon and covered" with I
bruises. Nathan B. Steirn, son of tho
late Isadore Stern, millionaire merchant
of New York City, la confined to hla i
room In a local hotel.
Young Stern stated that he attempt- |
ed to climb a :i,000-foot cliff, and when
two-thirds of the way up slipped and ?
loiled a considerable distance' down the'
ragged trail, being prevented from !
falling 2.000 feet to tho river bed be- i
low by his clothing, which caught on I
a jagged rock. i
Ho was bruised and dazed by tho '
fall, lift said, and wandered aimlessly |
about until n short time before the:
searcliei-H found him. )
Movement Is Indorsed.
[Special to The Tlinea-DlHpatch. |
Alexandria. Vb.. October H.?The .sii|>r*m?
council of Scottish Kim Musong haa Indors?
ed the movnment InauRurnied hero for the
erection of a porair%ient memorial to Wash?
ington, the Manor.. In addition to tho fom
golmr, many oth*r grnrul lodges liava al?
ready Indorsed ttw project.
TOWN SERGEANT
SHOT BY NEGRO
Posse of Men, With Bloodhounds,
Starts in Pursuit of
Man.
[Special to The Timcs-Dlspntch.]
Clarksvllle. Vn., October 24.?D. D.
Murphy, town sergeant of. this place,
was shot by a negro named James
Marrow yesterday, and narrowly es?
caped being killed.
Murphy went to the negro's homo
to levy on some property under an
execution In his hands, a quurrel en?
sued, und the negro, who was In thu
second-story of the house at the time,
without warning, opened tire on Mur?
phy with 8 double-barrel gun, louded
x.lth No. ti shot. The top of Mur?
phy's hat was shot oft, and probably
six or more shot grazed his head, lie
was not seriously Injured, and after
having the wound dressed, Joined In
pursuit of the llcelng negro.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail
and are now pursuing him. He ap?
pears to he making for tho North
cuiollna line. The posse in pursuit,
beaded by the sheriff of the county,
:.ambers nearly 100.
The burglars who attempted to en
t' ? the Planters' Dank at this place a
week ago have not yet been appre?
hended.
The only loss sustained by the bank
\ s the damage to the vault doors,
possibly not exceeding $100.
FATAL EXPLOSION IN MINE
ICIffbt Miner* Killed and Flight Others
Temporarily Overcome.
Marrlsonhurg, 111., October 21.?Eight
miners were killed and eight others
temporarily overcome by an explosion
of powder In O'Oara Mine, No. 9, a mllo
from here, yesterday.
The dead and those rendered uncon?
scious were removed from the mines
by rescuers, three of whom were over?
come by gap. They were resuscitated
at a hospital. The cause of tho ex?
plosion Is not definitely known.
Men! fee?Ponton.
{Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Danvlllo, Va., October 24.?MUs Beulah
Ponton and H. X>. Menlfee. of Rocky
Mount, were married here this afternoon
at 3:3* o'clock at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ponf?n, on
Main Street. Dr. J. B. Wlnn, pastor of
Mount Vernon Methodist Church, perform?
ing ihe ceremony. Miss Frances Reynolds
bore the ring In a white rose, and Crump
Msnltee was bust man.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Menlfee left on the afternoon train
for Ashevllle, and on their return will
make tlfelr home In Rocky Mount. A re?
ception was given at the lioTue of tho
hrldft on Monday evening.
Disaffected Elements in Wil?
mington Want Change in
Government.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Wilmington. N. C, October 24.?After
slumbering for weeks tho agitation for a
recall 0f Wilmington's Councllmcn, consti?
tuting the first commission form of gov?
ernment, has popped up again, and Is to ho
the llvo subject discussed at another mass?
ing, called for Wednesday night. The ro
call petitions, circulated some time ugo.
and lurgely signed. It waa declared, wero
held In abeyance pending Unat decision of
the Council on certain sanitary measures
which wero under test. The Council prac- -
lleally decided to enforce the ordinance,
and hence tho agitation haB broken out
again. The agitators huvu succeeded lu
cementing the vsrisus factions that tho
Council made enemies of. In efforts to cor?
rect sanitary and other evils, and If tho
recull petitions arc presented and found of
sufficient strength a hot election will ru
1 suit. The petitions call for the recull of
I each of the five Councllmen, though tiro
[ Is especially directed against Councilman
: Ii. C. Moore, commissioner of public safety,
who has enforced some stringent laws. Tho
liquor element Is also up In arms, and
would, no doubt, wield a powerful Indu
ence.
The North Carolina Sooleje' of Colonial
Dumes Is preparing for a visit from an ax
pert In old silver, a Mr. Jones, who cornea
from England to make pictures of colonial
eicclcslustlcal and historical silver to bo
pluced In a book he Is now engaged upon
and which Is to be used as a valuable relic
by the Colonial Dames of America, who
have appropriated ISOO to help defray Mr
Jones's expense*. All the colonel! sliver
of ecclesiastic and historic value Is now
being gotten together In this city, and will
be photographed by Mr. Jonos at tho resi?
dence of Mis. James Sprunt, president ot
the North Carolina society.
II. E. in itl; i,t: is 1.1 i:? 1: n
SLCCUSSOlt TO SYLVESTER
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Va? October 24.?H, 13,
Hurdle to-day was elected chairman
of the Democratic Executive Commit?
tee of Norfolk county, to succeed I*
M. Sylvester, wh > resigned because of
the contests that have been made by
the Struightout faction. Hurdle is
a Fusionist, as was Mr. Sylvester. Res?
olutions Indorsing Mr. Sylvester':.1
course as chairman were adopted.
Accused <>f Selling Liquor.
[Special to The Times-DlspntrA. ]
Suffolk. Va., October 24.?Six members of
a family, one of them u young girl, to-day
were accused In Nansemond Circuit Court
for selling and delivering ardent spirits lu
Holly Neck district of Nansemond county,
Joseph Bills, the father: Mrs. floxnna Bi?
lls, his wire, and Harrison Bffif. a son,
ouch was ttned ?50 and pit under $j00 bond.
Three of the children were dismlssod.
Children Cry
FOR FLETCHER'S
OASTO R I A
From Maker to Wearer
Nothing can be plainer to the mind of any logical think?
er than the underselling power of an institution that makes
its own merchandise and sells it direct to the wearer.
"Burk" made clothes are sold on this basis. No agent or
middleman comes into the proposition. You buy practically
at wholesale prices when you buy at this store.
Let us show you the excellent quality, strictly pure wool
suits, in the newest fall styles, we are offering- at
$15, $16.50 and $18
The classy, finely tabricked and elegant tailored clothes
we are selling at
$20, $22.50 and $25
Finer clothes?very best made, of best foreign .and
American fabrics
At $27.50 and $30
Biirk & Company,
The Daylight Store.
Main and. Eight Streets.

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