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10 OPERATE LINE
P.crnard N. Baker Suggests It
as Check to Private
Monopoly.
WOULD GIVE RATE CONTROL
Financial interests Refused to
Support Independent Pan?
ama Project.
Washington. r?. c. November JO.?
Bernard N. Baiter, of Baltimore, who
undertook to organize .111 Independent
atoamrhlp line to operate by way of
Panama and to take advantage of tho
post-office subsidy act, told the Inter?
state Comtnerco Committee of tho
Senate to-day that tho financial in?
terests of the country had refused to
give support to the Independent pro?
ject
Mr. Baker urgod that the govern?
ment so Into the steamship business
as a mothod of regulating rates ffom
eoasl to coast by both water and over
the transcontinental railroads. A
government-owned line, he said, would
give the Interstate Commerce Com?
mission absolute control over trans?
continental railroad tates by enabling
it to establish a fair ana reasonable
Atlajltlc-to-Paclflc lato basis.
The Independent steamship line pro
Iacted by Mr. Baker was undertaken
?s the result of conferences with the
War Department and after1 Attorney
General Wlckersham had decided that
It would bfi entitled to the postal
srante. Bids for the portal contracts
must be made next Saturday, Novem?
ber in. ar.d Mr. Baker said he had
failed thus far to obtain sufficient
guarantees to go after the govern?
ment contracts.
Itetimul ,>r Capitalists.
tie did not charge, that tho trans
contlnental railroads bad directly in?
fluenced banks und financial Institu?
tions not to support the independent
line, but he said the financial com?
panies had declined to give support
for fear of Injuring the value of trans?
continental railroad securities.
"It Is d'.fllfult to prove that there
has been any concerted opposition to
this Independent project," said Mr.
Baker.
"We want to know whether the rail?
roads are doing anything to prevent
this competition." said Senator Cum?
mins.
"I -have not found any Interest doing
any thing directly contrary to law."
said Mr. Baker, "but I have found ob
lectlon on their port to putting on any
fast steannhlp 'iMc by way of the
canal."
Proposed Independent Company*,
Mr. Baker to.ld that In 190?. as the
result of conferences with Secretary
of War Wright, he agr-ed to under?
take the financing of a company that
would build ten steamships fitted to
he army transports or naval auxiliary
Vessels. When Secretary Dickinson
came Into omr? the project was tem?
porarily dropped. In July, 1911, At?
torney-Genera! Wlckersham gave a for?
mal opinion tnsit Panama and Colon
were "foreign ports," and that the
port-nPlce subsidy payments could be
given 'r? >i??K3n?htp lines to develop
"a<4,&?J" those ports.
"Do yoti bejieve thore Is concerted
seltne on the part of the railroads or
lh< backers to prevent the establish?
ment uf a line of steamships between
tho Kast and West coasts?" asked Sen?
ate C urn mine. j
"Only so far as they desire to control
the route th?:ueeives," said Mr. Baker.
Ho said the P iciftc Mall Steamship
Company, controlled by the Southern,
r.acifle Railroad. !s planning to use th?!
'anal. What la needed, he declared. Is
k lln* of fast steamers with refrlgerat-;
Irig plants. <:upabl* of carrying fruits,
Saved Mans Life;
Had Acute Indigestion
REXTON, Mich.?Mr. D. A. Sammons
writes: "I am inclosing stamps, for
which I wish you would tend me by
1 ?turn mall one bottle Of your DtgeBtlt,
*s I have been s great sufferer of
chronic ln/llgestlon. and have found
that It ha? practically cure.1, me. I
have It orOy occasionally, and like to
keep your preparation on hand for
inyssir and friends. I once saved with
Digestif the life of a man who l.ad
ween snffeTlng from ? -titft Indigestion."
Severe or a-.ite attacks of lr.Jlgts
?lon are relieved almost instantly by
Dlgentlt. It Is a harmless remedy, too
-even a child cap take It without the
least fear of harmful after-effects. Dl
-f.'ilt has relieved thousands. Why not
try It'.' Your money back If you are
not pleased. BOc et drug stores.
HS
TheS.
ULESKIopticicD.
Main and a Broad and Third
Eighth Sts. ? Next to Corner
? til
Best of Everything Optical and
Photographic.
BRONZE TABLET
COMMEMORATING TUT" 5-ITF. OF
LIBBY" PRISON
tl AM l'A IT I. BUD HI
RicJimond Machine Works, Inc.
Successors to
MAYO IRON WORKS. INC.
rtffd l tt*. ?40 I H Main Bt.
"IT4) .iMT.RIC\N A\T>?irtTROPfi?t AVWHH
THE BE?>T \
Your
Christmas
Piano
May he selected here now and
delivered later.
Our list includes such makes
a.-s the Stolntvay, Ifardtnan. ate.
Catalog free.
Walter D. Moses
& Co.
104 B. Broad St.
Oldest Music House in Va.
and N. C.
1 so there may ho real competition with
Toe railroads.
Ulamea Railway Influence.
Mr Buker said he could give no
spe'-irlc Instance where railroad In*
fluence hud prevented tho pledge of
support to the proposed Independent
line. He was convinced, however, that
much support had been withheld be
, cause of this Influence; the wide distri?
bution of railroad Investment makes
! It almost Impossible, he said, to fi?
nance an Independent steamship line
that Is likely to offer serious competl
I tlon to the rallroadE.
Senator Brandegec. who Is chairman
! of the Senate Committee on Inter
oceanic Canals, express? d the hope that
satisfactory Independent Steamship
1 service can be established through the
canal. Mr. Barter urged that Congress
' so strengthen the commerce laws that
! the Interstate Commerce Commission
; have control of the rates on all water
I routes operating between American
ports.
HOLD TUOHY ON
LOCAL CHARGE
ISpei lal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J
Baltimore. Md.. November 20.? lohn
M. Tuohy, aged twenty-two years, of
Richmond, was arrested here this af?
ternoon by Headquarters Detectives
Armstrong r.nd Berney, and Is held
at the Central Police Station awaiting
the arrival of a Richmond o flic er. Ac?
cording to a telegram received on
Saturday by Marshal Farn.m from
Chief I.o'ils Werner. Tuohy Is wanted
In Richmond on n serious charge. In
which a young Richmond girl figures.
Tuohy was arrested in the local
plant of the American Tobacco Com?
pany. When accosted by the dttee
, lives ho admitted his Identity and said
ithat he will return to Richmond with?
out reauiHltlon p?.pers. Tuohy left
Richmond about a week aro. and Chief
Werner, learning that ho was In Bal?
timore, wired Mnrshnl Farr.an-.. askinc
that every effort he made to appre?
hend Tuohy.
AROUND THE HOTELS
An Indication of the general Interest ob?
taining In 'he proposition of better high- |
ways is to be found In the attendance at
the convention 0' rnen prominent in public ,
l.fe and who espect t? keep belora the
people.
Among present and future :r.ei.t:."
tho Legislatur* who came to tho city ...
???riay to set Into tl.? Food roade gatr..\
?er? Senator Charl-js L". eira.va.tt. of Ca:"- i
!::.*; Banaler Aubrey E. strode, o' Amherst;
H- B. Moselty, mambsr-eleet of the Route c
from Brunswick: S. If E-vans. ni'inMr- ;
e>-t :rorr. Caroline. and B. j ? kburr. >:n:: ...
B*nator-?lact from the Ca I '.iv - Page-War
ran district. Aldan Eel. miRlbtT Irom Cul- i
paper, and J. E. -: a: a. member Irora I
ii-.-ur.swlck.
When r*alTln B. Taylor, a lawyer from
Barl!.-.. Md.. who I* here attending lh?
Good Roads Cor.gr??. rer'stered ot the Lex?
ington last night, he pla-ed ur.dar his nain*>
three stars r-et,wten two dashes. Th:a was
not a hurried scratch, the. s'urs being plac- J
ed with care. Mr. Taylor ouly smiled wlion
a bystander looked at hint Inquiringly.
Virginians at the Hotels.
Riehmond? T H, Jones. Lexington, Dr.
R. L. Hudglns. Farmrllla; H. I.. Daw,
lioanoko, Thomas A. Started. Jr.. Hot
Springs; j. R. Htrdesty, Roanoke: J it.
Marsteller, Roanoke; W. T. Brooke. Nor
lu.k; R. D Wrlgl.t. Virginia; E. S. Parry.
C?lpepor; B. J. F.-eenian. M. D., FT*etnar.t
burg; 6t. Georg? lt. Iit?hugh. Froderlcks
burgt H T. Ho::pday, jr. Rapiden: W.II
T. Loya-!. Norfolk; T. R Peery. Tare-well,
W. B Tarry. Koydton; H. H. Dickey,
bynchburg; J. T Beaver, Norfolk. \V. E.
H. Henry. Portsmouth.
Hil'jtrt?n. W. Ket.t. Saltillle; H. A. Oar
land. FarmvUle: G. D. Dors,-;-. Drasrry'a I
Bluff; r. F. Johnson. Savedge; '". M. Llnd
Ic-y, Eniporla.
Stumpfs?C. I.. Baumgartner. Bristol: I.'
B. Spatl*:: I awrcncevllle,; E. W. Hubard,
Buckingham: William M. ' ?unnlngliiim. '
South Boston. '
Lexington?Z. O. Durfrey, Virginia; C. R.
Sanderson. Cartoravllle; B. A. Eeay. Dill
?yn: Kmmett D. Oregory. Dlllwyn: Mr.
,md Mrs M. K. Cooper. Pulaskl; U. W.
Owen, DennlMon; E. T. Hirsch. Rlaik
siouc; R. T. Oregon-. Tunstal:*.; K II Mas- ;
ley. Clarksvllle: C. L. Scott. Jr.. Harrl-on- t
burg. I
Davis?R. M. Rieh. Wllliamsburg; J T '
Lloyd and daughter, Virginia; W. J. Rev- j
r.o'ds. Washington, Va.; Goodwin Frsjer
Locust Dale: C. O. Stephenson. Herndon;
R. A. Hudson. Victoria; Edmund Burke
Virginia.
Murphy's?W. A. Prltchard. Covlngton; I
C). ?>. Evans. Amherat; Leo j. Antrim,
Leeaville: E. I. Dewing. Norfolk; F, d. ,
(sTonley, Suffolk; Archer A. Phlegar. Chris-I
tlansburg; E. M. Kulton. Wise- fi ft
Fletoher. Lebanon: H. B. Smith. Culpeperi :
W. C. Smith, ?.ulpeper; W. R. Ploak. Cul
p.per; l. M. Allison. Remington' W V
Sanford. Miss Ein? Sanford. Miss Lucty
San4ord. Miss f.etls Sanford. Orange- s L
von Oemmlnger, Amhc-rst; J. l. Town'?end'
Manquln; George l. Brldgforth; Keiib.i.liro ?
William M. Myers, valrfax; Miss Florence
Myers, Winchester; Mr. and Mrs E M
Newaom, victoria; t. m. Smiley, w v'
Smiley, Staunten; W. I. Loe. stiiunton R
J. Rowland, Lypchburg; Thomas D Jeffress
Chase city; Iir. and Mrs. It. s. .Martin"
Stuart: H. R. Meseley. Ebony; V Turn
bull. I.awrencevlhe; L. D. Wilson. Roanoke:
a. S. Hall. Buclelnglinm: s. II Evans'
Oulney; T. A. Williams. Norfolk- E ' T
> rails, Norfolk; W. p. Bill?, Buckingham:
John A. Twynman, Wlngl-.a. F. w Alex?
ander, Oak Grove; E. B. Glover, Budtl'ng.
ham; F. H. Spcnrer, Buckingham; ' Roif
wood. Buckingham; Fred Holland. Buck?
ingham; Blackburn Smith, Berryvlit?; rsos
K. V/ators, Danville; J. Frank Forayth rr
1 ront Royal; W. A. Bry-on. Boydton-'n"
H. Wood. Oharlottesvillr; Lewi* William.
Buckingham: o. l. Mo.-risa. Buckingham-.
W. A ? crump. Newport News: V. |>. Smith;
Norfolk; .1 W, Johnson. Houston- \ r.
r xi Jy ? A:.vonia; W. R. Cat?; Empt?ria:
I. . M. Lee. Lmporia; Cecil F, Mears. tlnb
verslty.of Virginia. Aubrey E. Strode, Am?
herst; riio.nas Hiiine. Portsmouth.
Rull Into Wall.
A horse beioug'ng to L. W. Bales Khiiic
frightened at Seventeenth and VonaMe
Streets curly last nlRbt and started .1.
Seventeenth Stroet ..? full nitrlit. Sovl il
men attempted to stop him, but wlthouf
hvbIi. The horse did not rissen in? pace
until Ii? rsn full tin lute n brick wall ot
Ii venteentli und Franklin street-, lie
Kr?ck his head agalnal the wall with lor
d< ror.-o and full, momentarily stiinneif
i.i a minute, iiiouRh. he ?ras on his f<et
ar.-ntn, but now thoroughly ijuie!. Me was
, unhurt, and the buggy was not damaged.
U. S.WILL CONTINUE1'
BIG SHIP POLICY!
Naval Board Docs Not Concur in
British Experts' Opinion as
to Small Vessels.
Washington. November 20.?The
United States Is going on building big
battleships, blgg'.-r in,l bigger every
year, too. notwithstanding the recent
declaration In favor of smaller ships
by that distinguished naval authority.
Sir William 11. White, at tho recent
meeting ot tho Koeloty of Naval Archi?
tects In New Vork. Admiral Dewey.
In his position as head of the Naval
General Board and the Joint board on
national defense, has decided convic?
tions on that point, lie Is a personul
friend and a great admirer of the
distinguished British naval architect,
who has designed and oonEtructed
mores than 250 warships, ana so ma*,
fairly he regarded as one of tho
greatest living experts. Without at?
tempting to take Issue with" Sir W11-.
I Ham, however, regarding the economl
j cal and technical advantage of battle
, ships of the smaller type, Admiral
I Dewey Insists that the United States
must continue to build big ships as
long as the other great nava.1 powers
i do so.
Therefore, rough plans will bo laid
before Congress for 'the construction
of two battleships that will make the
! bulldogs of the Spanish-American Y/at
! look like tugboats In comparison.
i These projected ships are to be of
20,000 tons' displacement, armed with
ten fourteen-lnch rtflos. each nearly
seventy feet long; with broad belts Of
I the highest type of hardoned armor
and with steaming capacity enough
? to carry them back and forth across
\ the Atlantic.
It Is on this point of coal endurance
th.-..t the American battleship will ex?
cel those of other nations. Admiral
Dewey. like Sir William White, has no
use for tho so-called cruiser battleship,
evolved by some of the European con?
tinental powers.
i It Is true that with their twenty
1 eight-knot speed these ships could
easily at first run away from one of
our battleships, but with their lighter
armor they would stund no chance In
; a rough-and-tumble fight with our own
ships, while, with their extremely 11m
; lted fuel capacity, one of our battle
shops probably would be able to ran
i them down In a long chase.
It is admitted that these bt-ttleship
| crutsors may be specially adapted to
service In European waters, involving
i very short cruises, but the general
board does not regard them as meet?
ing the needs of the United States
navy which may be obliged to operate;
several thousand miles from home]
bases. Hence the unshaken decision to'
adhere to the regular battleship type.:
and that of the largest proportions.
PEITUS 15 HELD
IN 112,500 BAIL
Man Who Killed Woman in
Richmond Tries to Fleece
New York Postmaster.
New York. November 20?Will,am
B. Pettus. tho tall young Kentucklan,
who amazed the police when they at
r. si, d him Insi Saturday by telling I
how he killed two persons, was held ;
In J2.500 bail here to-day to await th* !
action of the grand Jury on a charge
of trying to extort money from Post?
master Edward M. Morgan He ad?
mitted writing threatening letters to
Mr. Morgan, and said he was anxious
to be sent lo the federal orison In I
Atlanta before his mind broke down. I
Pettus said that he decapitated a ne-j
trees and cut the throat of a white j
man while suffering from dclliium'
tremens four years ago in Richmond. I
He was put tn an asylum, he said, but \
was later discharged. He has served
time in Colorado and Ohio for counter- |
felting- He probably will be sent to.
an asylum.
111? Career in Richmond,
After v. drunker, orgy. Peiftus one |
night four years ago, cut the throat j
of e negro woman in a house on Nine-I
teentb Street, and then stuffed the |
body and bloody clothes beneath hit
bed. The. woman's head was almost i
severed from her body.
While detectives were searching f'oi '
him. Pettus went up on Board Street I
<J? ZL o J o J
Ail Richmond Will Be Working Out the
ew
It will be printed in next Sunday's Times-Dispatch.
:D<Z>
Solve It?Get a Nice, Fat Thanksgiving Turkey
HI
and attached the foreman of a gang
of workmen In front of a store at
sixth at. i Broad. He was armed with
a knife, and was attempting to carry
out his threat of killing three people
when detectives arrived in time to
save the foreman. He was tried In
the Hustings Court, but escaped con?
viction on a plea of temporary insan?
ity. II" was sent lo tho Eastern
.State Hospital, at Wlllianisburg, where
he remained for only a short time.
From there he went to California, and
later to Colorado, where he was ar?
rested for counterfeiting. Fot a year
or more after he was released from
the hospital, the local Police Depart?
ment received many telegrams of Ih
quiry about hint.
IVHBCK DELAYS TRAFFIC
Five tunl Car* Derailed mi .Norfolk and
Western In Fmruivllle Yard,
: special to The Times-Dispatch'.]
Lynchburg. Vn.. November 20.? The
derailing of five coal cars In an east
bound Height tratn in the Farmvllle
yard of the Norfolk and Western But!
vay this muinlng about 1 o'clock
caused a delay of two hours end a half
to train No. 16, eastbound at that
place. Jt was necessary to construct
a track around lite wreck und In this
manner traffic was resumed shortly be.
lore noon to-day.
The freight train took the elding at
Farmvllle and was in the act of leav?
ing the side track when the trouble
occurred. One of the live derailed cars!
rolled down an embankment and lodg?
ed again>t the municipal electric light
plaint.
The train tore up the track for a
considerable distance, but no one was
injured. The wrecking crew from
Crewe and Eynchburg were called tu
the scene.
it is thought a broken wheel was the
cause of the trouble.
tiallabnn?Lay too.
Special to The Tlni ii-Dlspat. h
ledorleksburg, Va., November 20.?
Richard Gallahan aim Miss Josephine
Layt?n, both of this city, were mar?
ried hero Saturday night at the Meth?
odist parsonage by Rev. John It.
Jacobs.
Health and Beauty Answers
_ BY M K.-.. MAE MAR i > :?:
Maiden: Yeur thin, straggly han- can
be made to come In thick and dun*)', if
you avoid alkali Shampoos. The mosi
beneficial thing for cleansing scalp aud
hair la plain canthrox, a uaspoonful
of which dissolved in a cup of hot
water la enough for a delightful sham?
poo. You will rind canthrox removes
every atom ol dust aud dandruff, and
after rinsing, the hair will dry quicks?
and is easily managed. Use canthrox
occasionally and your hair will regain
Its original tint and loveliness.
Puritan: Vou ari right. Kardene is
a remedy of grandmother's days, and
is considered the best tiling known as
a blood-cleanser and body-bullder,
This old-fj'hioned tonic Is made by
dissolving a half cupful sugar in one
half pint alcohol, to which Is added
one ounce kardene and enough hot
water to make a fall <iuart The dose
Js .1 tablespoonftil before meals, a
treatment with this tonic will quickly
rh] the system of Impurities, restore
your health and appetite, and build
you tip.
Cot: You cannot change the color
of your eye?, but you can make diem
bright and sparkling b> using a sim?
ple eye-tonic, made by dissolving an
ounce of erystos in a pint of coli water
Two or three drops of this should he
put In each eye dally. The erystos
eye-tonic !s splendid for core, aching
or tired eyes and granulated lids, and
i:.-- use frequently does away with the
necessity of wearing glasses.
Mrs. Ben: <i> it is gratifying to
know that the kardene tojhic lias done
so much for you, <'-'i Stop using now
drr and try Ibis simple lotion for the
skin, anil T am ?uro you will be de?
lighted: In t: half pint ho? water dis?
solve four ounces spurmaX; then add
two teuFpoonfals glycerine. When this
is.cool apply Bparlngly to the face, neck
and urins, rubbing lightly until dry.
This spurmax lotion is splendid fdr
freckles and rough, oily skins, and
usl'nif It removes all Impurities, Veil
will lind the spurmDV lotion lends a
oharhi and softness lo the complexion
ninl Is superior to powder, while I' Is
Invisible when on.
I,enor?: Don'l worry.. You can quick.
ly retrain your normal weight and sym?
metrical figure without fasting or In?
dulging In violent exeivises. It" you
will get from jour druKglet lour
ounces parnotlg and dissolve it in a
)*i Ii I and a naif hot water. When li
cools take a tablespoonf ul before each
meal. Continue this treatment till your
weight is where you want it. and you
will lind that the flesh Is firm and thi
skin will not ho wrinkled.
T. ?>.! A starved condition Of the
hair roots causes the hair to grow dull,
"stringy'' and brittle, and unless a good
tonic is employed you cannot hope to
have ,i tine head of hair. Make up and
use this tonic and you- ilialr will again
take on its soft fluftinesa and natural
tint: Mix together one-hair pint each
alcohol and water, and to this add one
ounce qulnzotn. Massaging the scalp
frequently with this tonic soon restores
tho healthy condition, ami when this
Is done you will not ho troubled with
dandruff or excess oil. Constant 'Ising
makes the hair grow in rloh and abun?
dant.
May: Your mother Is right. Pow?
ders nnd cosmetics very often cause
blackheads and other skin eruptions,
and cause the skin to grow coarse and
lifeless. A thoroughly dependable
cream-Jelly' for correcting complexion
faults can be made at In tie. cos! by
-ilrrmg two toaspoonfuls glycerine Into
a half idm cold water, then adding one
ounce ulniosoln. i,.m rehiuin until thor
oughly dissolved, then apply freely to
the face, neck and arms after remov?
ing t'i:'.- du-t and grime. Massage this
in weil, and the skin will be soft and
j velvety. The dally use of tlil? altiio
soln .-ream-jelly free.} tho skin of all
impurities and lends a Charming tint
and vouthfiilnes* to the complexion.
Grace: you need have no fear about
'hairs returning after using the dela
lone paste. Any druggist ran supply
powdered dclatone, aim to remove hairs
from face or neck, make a paste with
a little delalono and water. Apply this
to pffeildlng hairs and In two or three
minutes scrape off and wash the skin.
This removes every trace of hair and
leaves the skin white and firm. You
will have to pay a dollar an ounce for
the deUtone. and It Is worth It.
NOTED SPEAKERS
AT ALUMNIDINNER
j Dr. Page and Dr. Alderman Talk
lo Former University of
Virginia Students.
j An? array of distinguished speakers
made delightful the annual dinner of
; Richmond Chapter, Alumni Association
. of the University of Virginia, held
last night at th-- Commonwealth Club.
Among those who spolte were Secre?
tary of Agriculture James Wilson. Or.
Waller H. Page, editor of the World's
Work! Dr. ESdWln A, Alderman, presi?
dent of the university; Governor Mann.
S'Tiator Martin. Senator Swans?l? and
Dr. W. M. Thornton, of the university.
Others at the speakers' table were
William II. White, president of Rich?
mond Chapter nnd toastmastor; Col?
onel W. Cordon MeCabc. Judge James
Keith, of the Supreme Court; ISppa
Hunton, Jr., Wyndham 11. Meredith.
Mayor 1?. (.". Richardson und B Hand
Wellford.
Toward the and of the dinner, Mr.]
White asked every one to stand and
thus pay a silent tribute lo the one
who was missed the most. The bun-,
dred men arose, every alumnus think?
ing of Judge John 11. Ingram.
Secretary Wilson emphasized the
need of men trained in the sciences of
agriculture. Senator Martin and Dr.'
Thornton spokt briefly, merely saving,
that they could not add to the oeca-l
.-ion. I
Dr. Page, in a beautifully finished
address, tilled with Ingenious wit. re-i
ferred to the fact that the spirit of con?
troversy, once forming the chief South-'
cm occupation, is of the past, and
urged thai the creative spirit should!
take its place?as In ltn!>. where ?
large part of the population is trying
to paint or sing or make u ttatuc.
Dr, Alderman's address was full of
optimism. He congratulated the coun?
try on the rule of democracy; which is
eliminating sectarianism and sectional?
ism. Yet he decried the demagogue,
who divides humanity Into camps for
his personal advancement. Ho also
warned against the etn?tlonsllst. who!
i'.inks with his heart. Hi., plea Waal
for men of action. He did no! believe!
for a moment thai the country Is steep-1
ed in corruption, but thinks it is filier,!
cleaner and stronger than ever before.]
Dr. Alderman, with the other speak-I
ers, regretted the absence of President
Taft, from whom a message was read.]
Senator Martin snid that it wan the]
best speech he ever heard even Dr.
Alderman make.
_ 1
POLICE COURT CASES
Hearing of lllter nud llrooka, Charged
With House ttiihbc.-'. it Postponed,
The hearing of Charles HI tor and If.
M. Brooks, two young white men,
charged with breaking Into tin store
of w. K Vaden and stealing there?
from a quantlt> of cigars and cigar?
ettes, was continued in Police Court
yesterday morning Id November 24.
The hearing of Samuel Str'ancr, col?
ored, charged wRh ti capital offense
against Josephine Barnes, was con?
tinued to November 21.
Benjamin Adams, colored, w'tts fined
$.6 for operating h policy sltopi
Delia Mitchell, colored, charged j
with stealing ft locket and chain from
Flossie Taylor, war placed under 11 on
security for thirty days.
Robert Ford, colored, was placed
under ?i oo security for thirty days on
.< charge of trespakslng on -the prop
erty of the Chesapeake aim Ohio \'%n\\
wuy. ? j
?Charles Gullett, charged with Heul-i
nig curds from the F.HI Book and I
Stationery Company, wui ?? m id J-H |
for thirty days,
K. of |?, Memorial. Servlc*.
I Special to The Times-Diu patch, i I
. StauntOU, Vu., November 20, Staun
t?n Hodge. No. IS .Knights of PythJSS,
held iis annual niciuorlal service yes?
terday afltirnoon in the Bevorlej Then-!
ire. The day was a beautiful one. and.
the house vus tilled. The Speaker was
Harry-M. I ninnll, of Ro Among
'the soloists Was Madam -.?...,e Jaui-j
za de Haaa. ' 1
Public Soon Will Know Plans
and Hopes of Depart?
mental Heads.
i spec ial to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington, November :'0. ? In less
than two weeks tlte annual reports ot
the heads of all Washington depart?
ments will tie complete an<l ready tobe
submitted to Oongrtss. In fact, several
of them already are praulloally ready,
and aa soon us Mi* President has hud
time to give them a ltttle more con?
sideration they will then he "released"
and their content* sent broadens! over
the country. The tudispustitnn of ihn
President may cause it few days" tle
lay In the time when these reports
will he made public. It is expected,
however, that before the opening duy
of the new- session of Congress there
will be no longer any secrecy about
thom, and that the public as well as
Congress will be fully Informed what
the head of euch department thinks
will worn tor the best Interest of
the duties devolving upon hliu and of
the amount of riione; necessary to
inn that' department for another;
twelve months.
Naturally most 'merest centres In
the annual report 01 Attorney-General I
Wickersham. as it Is bellevod thai a I
larce portion of it must deal wi\h !
the trusts. Steel, tobacco, sugar und
other monopolies are expected to re?
ceive considerable attention. Not
only win an exhaustive account <'f
what bus already been done along
this line be given by the Attorney
General, hut. in addition, lie will un?
doubtedly outline a most Interesting
policy for guidance In the ftiture.
HlRbh Iwstruetlvr,
After this will come the reports of
the Secretary of War. Secretary of the.
Navy, the P?stmaster-Qc.noral, the'
Secretaries of Commerce and Labor'
and the Interior Departments and;
those of Secretary Knox and Secre- |
tary Wilson. ISnch Is expected to be j
not only Interesting, but highly In- J
struetlve. To the army man tho navy
man, und the agriculturist alike It Is j
believed thai this yeal/'t record of
what has been accomplished and what j
It is hoped to do In the future will [
be mo.si readable.
Poiixh plans will be laid before
Congress soon ufter it meets tor the
Construction of two battleships which
will make those taking part in the
Spanish-American War l-ol; like tug?
boat.*, in comparison. These projected
si .1 . art to i>e oi 30.000 tons displace?
ment each, it iIs understood, armed
?Hl ten fourteen-incli rifles, each i
nearly .-event;, fee-t long: with broad
belts of the highest type of hardened I
armor, und with steaming capacity J
enough to enrrj them buck and forth [
across the broud Atalhtlc,
li is oh this point of eohl endur?
ance that thi American battleship will I
excel those of other notions. Admiral
Dewey has no use for the so-called
cruiser-battleship, evolved by some of
the european continental power.-. It
I? true that With their twenty-Clght
knot speed these ships could easily at
first run a way from one of those
belonging to the American Navy, but
with the lighter armor they would
stand no chance in n rough and tum?
ble flu-lit with American Mups, while
with their extremely limited fuel ca.?
paclty on of these big ships probably
would be able to run them down in
a long ohSse.
I1nt1lcnhi|t Tj pe I murnl.
Il is admitted that then. , a11l~>h?p.
cruisers may he especially adapted to
service in iltiropcan w. -ers Involving
very short cruises, bur the ?ener.il
board of the Nnvy Department does
not regtird tbnm as meeting the needs
of the United state.i JvTayi which may
i>e obliged io '.iie-.ite soverhl thott
aand miles from tl"' Itontoi hdSC Hence
the- unshakeVi decision tb .idhere to
tlte i-exulnr battleship type, and that
of .the largest proportions.
Upon this matter Secretary Meyer
Is expected to lay _ considerable stresa
In his report, not chly becnuse of the
lmnortnnee nf ?h? ?"he?"' ~--" -?
but also because ot the antagonism
which Is certain to be manifested to
tite construction of more large ships
by many of the leading Democrats In
thr present Congress. P. H. McO.
Dredge Will Me Sold.
Ftalelgll, N. C, November 'JO.? L'niletl
State* Marshal Cordon, of Beaufort,
to-rnorrow will sell at public auction)
the dredge of Edwin Mitchell, oC
Biooklyn. N. V.. said to have cost*
li .Hi inn'. T he dr?nge was placed In.
Beaufort harbor to do part of the. work
on the Inland waterways, but the. eon
tractor was forced to suspend wc_i
by his creditors, who threatened co
foreclose him. The indebtedness Is
about ISO.000.
Benedictine tollesie Win".
Benedictine College football team de^
feated the St. Andrew's team yester?
day lu a gr*at game. The score WU>
?0 to .'.
The Benedictine cadets have devel?
oped a good leap' In the past mouth
and next season Will enter the Held
with tit. lllgli School. McGuire and
other prep schools of Richmond and
vicinity. The faculty adviser has se?
ct::-! the services of an excellent
< each this year to train the young
'od,in.-, mid they havo improved
greatly, I'he best playing In the game
w;ih done bj Cooledge, Fletcher, Mc
ttraw, Blnns, or the Benedictine t'udet^,
und Tlefey and Jones, "f St. Andrew a
Sew Bank Organised.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Staunten, v.l.. November :!'!.?A nev*
bank has been organized in Staunten
uiuier the State laws, to be known nl
the Planters' Bank, with a paid u?
Capital of 175,000, John B. Cochran,
president, and John Crosby, cashier.
This make-; Staunton'S sixth bank,
three national and three State banks
liulldine Permits.
Building iittd repair permits were Issued
yesterday a- .'ottnws:
1 I ll*arren< to ere.-t throe deiachfd
tWO-?tory brick dtve!Uns< on the south
side ot Malu street between Robinson and
Muib.try Street?, to co?t tff.oov.
Wultat i . galiSaf, to erect tsvo detached
? u ?..(,.. , brick dwelling or. the ?outh tide
?it t'lnyd Avenue between Weit and Phep
parj Streets, to co?t Jti.oao.
Independent Order of St, Cuke's, colored,
to repair . brivlt haul., $02 St. Jim??
f tre ? i, eoi| $_?i.
Good Stomach
You Can Get 0 ne That Will Digeit
Perfectly for Only 50 Cent?.
A fifty-cent box ol MI-O-NA stomach
tablets have turned many a miserable
shattered noniach in:?' .t good one in a
lew days.
In five minutes they stop belching, gas.,
sourness, bloating and that terrible heavi?
ness.
There aren't five physicians in 100 thai
cat! Write ar good a prescription for in?
digestion as Ml-O-N'A?it was written
by a spt< ialijt, One <>f the
bc?t in America; u phy?
sician thai would charge
you (5.00 tor a single visit,
MI-O-NA stomach tab
lets .ire sold oh money"-'
back plan by Ttaglc Co.
They not only banish ?1"
stomach ailments, but they
act m a tunic and put vim,
vigor and vitality inlu tired,
despondent ami tun down
people At Tragic Co.'s
and druggists everywhere
SO cent! rest samples fret fi >ni Booths
Mi-Pdia,
Communicate with ut and wo will
cheerfully give 1 ou lite latest Ideas in
Sanit?r: Plumb I tig Fixtures otv. W*
irr; t ? ?? largest .md most varied slorle
,f PU.MBF.US- Sl FCI.li;>- .
McGraw-Yarbrough
Whidrhnie Dealers Plumbers' Supplies,
1X1 ?. Eluhth ?t., - niehnton?% 1rg

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