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Some of the most convincing Lace Curtain
values known in years are embraced in the great sale of some 2,800 pairs that starts here to-day. ? The printing of comparative prices does small justice to the goods where such pretty patterns and qualities are involved. The housekeeper who needs Curtains has only to conic here to-day and buy them?the savings are more than worth while. Instances: Russinn Arab Curtains...$5 Irish Point Curtains.$5 Dentcllc Arnbc Curtains. .$5 Tambour Net Curtains ..$5 in fact, any style of Lace Cur? tains, in all colors; the best value anywhere. Cluny Curtains, $3 Pair. White or Arabian, 3 yards long, 40 inches wide, witli extra wide insertion and edge; wortli $5.00 pair. Mercerized Armure Tapestrv Portieres, $5.00. Self-color designs, made of the highest quality mercerized yarn; colors, green or red; they have 6>tuch tapestrv- border, 50 inches wide, o yards long. Renaissance Bed Sets. Sample line in white or Arabc, flat or ruffle sjdes; bolster roll to match all sets; special, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00, $7.50. $2 Curtains, $1.35. Dainty Brussels and Renaiss? ance designs, 50 inches by 3 yards, made of the finest Sea Island yarn and extra heavy quality. 51.50 Scrim Curtains, 98c. Made of block scrim, with two-inch him. hemstitched in cream of Arabian. Embroidered Bonua/. Cur? tains. $1.75. In most beautiful designs in rich amber or white, on the best double bobbinet, wide borders; they arc exact copies of higher priced curtains. Bonuuz and Point dc Arab Curtains, 53.00. In rich Arabc or white, on the best double net, full 2 yards lone, 15 inches wide, heavy cbracd borders; copies of the real curtains. VETERANS LIKE CHANGE OF NAME First Regiment Association Wants Local Battalion Called "Richmond Grays." "Richmond Grays" it Is. The First Regime n l Association, at a meeting hold lust night at the armory, gave unanimous Indorsement to the action of the ?itncf>rs of the First Battalion last Friday night in adopting the nantu of "The Richmond Grays" for the local l-attallon. to lit- used on all occasions save in otlicial orders. The members of the association thought the Idea a inoft happy one. The mutter of a distinctive dress uniform was discussed, and will prob? ably lake practical form n little later. Arrangements wore completed for the pledging of the necessary funds for the completion of the purchase of the two lots on Marshall Street in rear of the present armory. The city has committed Itself to a new armory by ?ivcrttng 120,000 intended for repairs, to the purchase of thesa lot?, but the price was S.J.r.'iO, and it became nec? essary for members of the association to furnish the remainder. The sale will be consummated within a day or two. It was decided to have a smoker on January IS. the date of the annual meeting and the election of olllcers. JUDGE CRUMP QUALIFIES rake? ontli of Ottlce Hefore Judge Ii. Carter Scott. Following his appointment yesterday morning by Governor Mann, Judge Beverly T. Crump qualified before I Judge R. Carter Scott and notified Clerk P. P. Winston that ho would he In the Uw anil Equity Court this morning. Judge Crump will spend several days studying the docket before the formal hearing of any ease In Iiis new capacity as judge of the Law and Equity Court. N'o cast- has been set for to-day. and Judge Chlchcsier has already been as? signed to Lea r a rase scheduled for to-morrow. From the time of his qual? ification, however, Judge Crump Is the egularly authorised judge of the court. .\"o Ctikea Arfcuril. .Vo tas<s were argued yesterday in) Ihe Uniteo States Circuit Court of Ap-I peals, the day being devoted to ecu- ; feronce purposes on cases heretofore i argued. Cirrult Judges Goff and j I'rltchard and District .fudges Me-I Dowell, Conner and Smith were in I httttidance. The following care will be cr,llcd| this morning at 10:30 o'clock: No. 1046.?Aetna Insurance Com- | p.my, "f Hartford, Conn., plaintiff In error, vs. Bunk of ?ruris?hj defendant In error: in error to the Circuit Court at Charleston. S. C, To be argued (>y Smythe ?v Krost, of Charleston, 8. C, for ttu plaintiff In error, and by George H. Moffelt, of Chu-lfBtbn, S. C.;, hnd W. I! DeLoach, <d Camden, S. C. for the defendant In error. MamiRrrornt of (inn U urkti. a subcommittee of the Committee cn Light held a brief session yesterday afternoon for consideration of mat? ters connected with operation of the Gas Works. SAVINGS BANK RICHMOND 1117 (Ei lWAIN STi: ?'' A bank account meimp pi-ac of mind ond comfort In old agt One Dollar starts an account. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR POSTAL SAVING f UHOS Bids Are Asked on Construction of Confederate Memorial Institute. Plans for tho Confederate Memorial Institute having been revised by the architects so us to meet-the capacity of the funds In hand, bids are being invited a second time on the construc? tion by Lieutenant-Governor J. Taylor Ellyson, president of to Confederate Memorial Association. Tho original designs wcro thought to be within the cost price designated by the executive committee of the association, but when the bids were opened It was tottnd that the prices were so much higher than had been anticipated, that it became necessary to modify the design In many particulars. This work has con? sumed some months, but has now been completed. Bids will be received by Lieutenant Governor Fllyson up to noon on Mon? day, December IS, and then opened. They will Include the entire construc? tion excepting the heating and venti? lating apparatus! the electric conduits and wiring, the gas piping and light? ing tix-tures. Coiiies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained front the architects. Blssell & Slnkler, of Philadelphia, on or before Friday, Docember 1. The contractor to whom the award Is made will he required to furnish a bond of u surety company In the sum of 50 per cent, of the amount of the contract, guaranteeing tho faithful performance of the contract. PRISON BOARD Former Surgeon Seeks Rein? statement and Salary Up to January i, Petition for a mandamus was Hied yesterday In the City Circuit Court by Dr. Charles V. Carrlngton. asking n installment as surgeon at the Stute Penitentiary, and that the State Aud- j Itor be required to pay him his salary, since the lime of his removal t.y the I Penitentiary Board The petition was brought through Attorneys John B. Minor and Miles M Martin. It. his I [ petition against the Penitentiary Board, Dr. Carrlngton alleg? s that the action of the board in removing hint from 1 olllce was illegal and without Just cause, and he asks a court Order for i his reinstatement to the end of the ' term for which he was elected. In his I petition against Auditor Donohoo lie liisks payment of salary, the sum in? volved being about $300. Attorney I General Williams and Bb hard Uv.lyn IByrd appeared for the Penitentiary I Board and the Auditor. oomc lime UKO at an election held I by the Penitentiary Board Dr. Carrlng lion was defeated by l>r. Herbert Mann, ja nephew of the Governor, Dr. ?.ar ilngton brought charges against the. board, announcing . his Intention of asking for a legislative Investigation, ?and as a result of 1.1? action the board, ut a subsequent meeting, hiitninarlly j removed him from olllce. and appointed Dr.. William T. Oppenhimer a- surgeon .pro tern Dr. Mam. takea olll.c< Jp.ll Juary 1, when the term for which Dr. j Carrlngton was originally elected will expire. A date will h. ... it u,.? I term of the court for argurirent ph the j petition for mandamus l-'nlln of' (luoriint, Tin- Council 'Committea oh I'rlntli.e and Claim? falb.I of , quorum last night, and will mihi to-day at I" o'clock at iht i,m< - or Chain/ -. ? t/tin son. In the HUle Capitol U. ROAD MAY TAKE BASEBALL PARK Game Thursday May Be Last Athletic Event on Broad Street Field. NEGOTIATIONS ARE PENDING Lease Expires in November, but R., F. & P. May Need It Before That Time. Thursday's football game may be the last uthletlc exhibition ut Broad Street Park. The laud Is needed for extension ot the freight yards of the Hlehmond, Krederlcksburg and Potomac Hullroad. The question of supplying ti new base? ball park before tho opening of tho season next year has not yet been do fi? nitely 'determined, but It Is regarded as probable that a new and Up-to-date park Will be erected* further west on Broad Street. In fact, It was stated last night that the projected abandon? ment of Broad Street Park had for some time prevented extensive Im? provements. The ground now used by the baseball club is owned jointly In hnlf portions by tho Richmond, Frcdcrloksburg and Potomac and Atlantic Coast Line Rail? roads, and has been leased to the base? ball club on an annual lease. The present lease expires November 1, 1912, requiring three mouths' notice from either party If not renewed. Relations Arc friendly. Relations between the parties are said to be entirely amicable, and while not spcciiled In the written lease, it has keen understood for years that sooner or later the ground would be needed for railway development, and that when that lime came tho lease? holders would not- stand In the way, the rsilroad at the same time giving similar verbal assurance that when such lime came It would assist the club in securing new grounds. Under lite lease the owners rent only the grounds. The grandstand, bleachers, diamond and all other improvements are provided by the baseball club. Re? cently the Building Inspector con? demned a section of one of the bleach? ers. \V. D. Duke, assistant to the pres'dent of the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Railroad, said last night that mutters were still somewhat In a tent? ative shape. Open Negotiations. "With the rupld growth of our bus? iness,''he said. "We need enlarged team trackage space for loading and unload? ing carload shipments, especially its wu contemplate extending our freignt sheds to take in a part of the trackage loom now so used. We have opened negotiations with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Joint owner with our? selves, nnd with the baseball people, to see If wo can get possession. Of course, under the strict letter of the lease, the baseball people could hold us to next November, but Inasmuch as they are unwilling to spend much money in Improving ground they will soon have to abandon, wc are hopeful that an agreement can be reached for tho erection of a ijew basebull park before tho spring season opens. In that event we will run team tracks across the old ball park nnd use It for freight purposes. There. Is no pending plan now before our company for re? moval of either of its passenger sta? tions In Richmond." TO BE INDICTED AGAIN Perry Cnrter Is Acquitted of .Minor Of-| fciiNe and Held for One More SerluuM. I Dismissed on one indictment charfr- ' Ing hi' with a serloua offense against I Miss Mary Ellen Miller, Percy Carter I was yesterday ordered held for the next l grand Jury, which will i,c asked to indict him for criminal assault. It was on the young woman's tes? timony that Carter was ucqultted, and It was likewise On her testimony that Judge Witt bound the young man over for the ensuing grand Jury. Carter was arrested "h New York, and w*s brought back to R'chmond *jy Detective-Sergeant Wiley. He Is al? leged to have offered 'he detective JISOO if he would let him no. All Wnnted Here. Charles McCrea, wanted for larceny ti South Richmond, Is under arrest In Montrose, Westmoreland county, ac? cording to advices received at police headquarters yesterday. A detective will bo sent to bring him bark. Three negroes, wanted for the hold-up nnd robbery of Plneus Grazcek on Seven? teenth Str? et two weeks ai?o, are being luld In Newport News, and an officer will be sent to-day for them. A ppropriatlon Doubl.d. Wanting a demonstrator nil their own. the Supervisors of .lames City county yesterday doubled the amount of their last year's appropriation for farm Instruction work under the Hu retiu ?>( Plant Industry tit Washington. Heretofore .lames City baa been In partnership with Vork, the two com luned having the demonstrator, but this year both counties want u man to gIvo exclusive attention. T. >. Sandy. chief demonstration agent 'ir tho State, attended the board rnuetl.ig. CHAMBER TO URGE BETTER SYSTEM Change in Form of Government to Be Advocated at Smoker To-Night. BUSINESS MEN AROUSED Organizations Join in Request to .Council for Speedy Approval. Invitations to a smoker in the In? terests of gooa city government to bo given (by tho Chamber of Commcrco in the Jefferson Hotel Auditorium to- . night have been lssuod to members of the City Council, tho Business Men's Club, tho Central Trades and Labor Union, the Business Men's Association of South Richmond, the Travelers' Pro- i teettvo Association, the Retail Mer- ! chants' Association, the United Com- ! nicrclal Travelers and others. It is I expected that thoro will bo one or I more brief addresses explaining Just what 1b proposed in the way of i changes In the methods of conducting the government, after which a dozen or more well known men will be usked to express their opinions. All cltl- j zens Interested In good government ' are Invited to attend. It is believed thut the interest inunl- I fested ut this time, the attendance und ' tho expression given by the meeting will have a large effect on tho action i of the Committee on Ordinance, Char- I ter and Reform, which meets to-mor- I row night to lake lliia] action on tho ' report The committee will vote sep? arately on the two papers, the admin? istrative board resolution and tho re dlstrlctlng plan. Its report will go to tho Common Council next Monday night, and under the ruling of tho City Attorney requires no further .reference. The papers will bo voted on separately there, and In each in? stance require but a majority vote for f their adoption. Renetlou nn to Four-Ward Plan. There hus been some reaction with? in the Council In the last few days as to the four-ward feature of the plan. Some men who formerly favored the. whole' report now state that they will vote for the administrative hoard, hut are opposed to the plan of redlstrlcting proposed. They contend that bettor I local representation will bo secured by | dividing the city into eight or ten wurds, with the representation from each reduced. They believe that the creation of an administrative board will to such an extent take details from the Council and relieve the mem? bers of routine committee service, that even if the red'strlctlng plan falls altogether and the Council is re-elect? ed with sixty-four members. It will not hereafter prove so cumbersome and unwleldly as has'heretofore been the case. A fenture of the meeting to-night will be a test vote to eee how many ? members of the various organizations j represented are actually quallllcd *o vote. Should the reactionaries by un? necessary amendments and alternate propositions delay and defeat the plan at this time, the business men propose making a campaign for election of a Council on tho sole issue of an ad? ministrative board next spring. And to take part in that election citizens must secure poll ta\ receipts before Decem? ber \ Tnkc It or Leave It. John J. Lynch, of the special com? mittee which prepared Hie pending plan, aid last night that he greatly I hoped that both the Ordinance Com? mittee and the Council would voto I squarely on the plan as presented- and , hot seek to overload It with condi? tions and amendments. "The report is there for the Council to take or leave." said Mr. Lynch. "As the members vote now they will an? swer to their constituents In the next election. I had rather sec it defeated outright than tinkered with and swapped dbbtfl until those who drew it will not recognize it. If anybody doesn't like it. lot him come out squarely and say so when his name is called on the final vote. If tho re? port is to be defeated, let It be do feated in the open?not kpnlfcd. in the dark." COMES FOR SMITH Detective Dolphin Here to Take Al? leged Criminal Back to Senttle. Detective C. A. Dolphin, of Seattle, Wash., arrived In Richmond yesterday to take Into custody M. A. Smith, ar? rested here on a charge, of operating u Veal estate and brokerage business without a license, and who Is said to be wanted in several cities for fraud. In Seattle he Is wunU on HO charger, of fraud, which netted him, it Is stated, more than Sir.,000. Smith Is about sixty years of age. lie is alleged to have defrauded peop'.e in Salt l.ake City, Denver, Tueoma und In Winnipeg. Manitoba. In the lnst ? place be was arrested, hut was re- j leased under it writ of habeas corpus. I Detective Dolphin walled for him there; for three months, but was defeated by | this ruse. In Seattle Smith was also arrested, but got out oh (1.250 ball. He was supposed to appear In Police Court the next morning. He disap? peared. Who are working for their personal and economical advancement, as well as those who are interested in reforming general conditions among which these women work and live, we wish to say that an early partnership with of Richmond, Virginia, will prove the strongest possible link between you and your ultimate success. If you save with us, we pay you 3 per cent. Com? pound Interest every January and July; if you check on us, you have the security of a rccipt for every bill; if you use our vault for your papers and jewelry, WHEN you want them YOU can get them?NO? BODY ELSK. In other words, in every way you get SECURITY & SERVICE LEVY SHOWS WHY LAW WOULD HURT Water Supply Too Important to Dispense With Chemist at Settling- Basins. IS OPPOSED TO MERGER Calls It Poor Economy and Dangerous to Health of City. Consolidation of tho ollteo of City Chomist with that of the chomlst in cluirgu of the settling busins was stronglj? opposed by Chief Health Offi? cer IS. C. Levy ut u meeting of u Sub? committee on Ordinance, Charter aud Reform held yesterday afternoon. Tho committee will formulate a report for submission to the Ordinance, Charter and Reform Committee to-morrow night. In gathering Its dnta tho sub-oom mlttcc has plowed through a mass of ?detail. Chemist \V hi til eld asked somo time ago for a boy to uld in his labor? atory, ntid to gether I samples for analysis. In lien the Council by reso? lution required each department head having mat ten to 'be examined to sub- j mit samples at the laboratory. Now, ! instead of tho boy which Dr. whlt llold asked, the ordinance proposes giving him n Janitor, who shall be a man and a voter, at about three times us much a month. Mow Han Three Chemlstn. At a former meeting of the commit? tee it was stated that the city now employs a City Coroner, who Is re? quired to bo a chemist, but who gives 1 only a small part of his time to the 1 city at $2,250 per annum; u City Chem? ist at } 2,000 per annum, and a direc? tor of tho settling basin, who Is re? quired to be a chemist, at $1,500 por annum, having, as a matter of fact, three chemists on the puyroll. Chief Health Ofllcer Levy appeared In objection to the suggestion that the office of director of the settling basins could be ubollshed and tho analyses of water made by the City Chemist. Dr. Levy, 'with Professor Mallet, of the University of Virginia, and City Engineer Charles L\ Rolling, comprised the. board which recom? mended the plan of sedimentation which has for the past two years given Richmond a constant supply of clear wuter? u Hlurtllng contrual to the. liquod ? mud which formerly came through tho pipes. Would lie Criminal, Sayn Levy. One recommendation of this board was that no system of wuter purl li? cet ton could 'be clHclent without ex? pert supervision, and Dr. Levy nrgued that with a plant costing half a mil? lion dollars, It would be criminal shortsightedness for the city to court failure by leaving tho operation of i the basins to Incompetent men. Mr. Kzeklcl carries on chemical aud bac? teriological examinations of the wuter. and Is also director of the basins, and j has entire charge of their operation. "The analysis In a city laboratory," said Dr. Levy, "of a few samples a day. In lieu of the present work done by the director of the basins, would be a most farcical procedure, no mat? ter how competent the chemist who did the work. The samples must be collect? ed by some one who knows Just what Is In view. Inexpert handling of tho basins might not lend to an outbreak of typhoid fever, us bus been suggest? ed. It might not even result ? though this is far more likely?in getting; from time to time water us unsightly as that with which the city was for? merly afflicted. But such results would Inevitably occur unless an ex? cess of alum was frequently used t>y the Inexpert help. Citizens would then have real ground for complaint that! there was alum in the water as It reached them?a claim made now. but which has no foundation In fact. Might Lead tu Great Waste. "Suppose in the blind use of alum an average of only one-fifth of a grain per gallon more than is required to clear the water were used every day In the year, and this would almost cer? tainly be done with Inexpert handling, the cost of the excess alum alone would be greater than the present salury of the director. Unless Rich? mond wants to get muddy water and to run the risk of getting at times dangerous water, 11 would be fool hardy for her to atte ipt to do away I with expert supervision. As Chief Health Officer I feel that It would be j n calamity to run any unnecessary risks with the water supply. Being partly responsible for our system of water purification, T would not care to have my reputation suffer, as it In? evitably would, from It expert opera? tion loading ' to Inferior results and consequent condemnation of the sys? tem Itself.* The committee also heard from City Knglncer Boiling ns to the time now tak.-n by several men In his depart? ment in , collecting samples of cement fit.tu the- various construction gangs throughout the city and taking them to the chemist's office for analysis. Mr. Dolling expressed the opinion that so fni- us his department was concerned the cost of testing samples was great? er than whin done by outside chctn SEVEN RIBS BROKEN Henry lineho Drugged 100 Vunln V* Heu HuKgy Wna Struck. While his buggy was standing ut Ninth Street and WllllamabuVg Ave? nue. Fulton, at "'30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Henry F.ncho wait struck by a runaway team and burled front his vehicle. Witnesses said that he was dragged for looyurds Seven of his ribs were broken, and one of them punc? tured bis lungs. In it dangerous con? dition he was taken to the City Hos? pital by Dr. Crowgey, and It wus slat? ed loist night that his chances for life were slim. Tho name of the owner of the runaway team was not learned. Mr. Kacho's team was standing by the side of the road when th/ other team passed by. The runaway horses failed to make the turn, and Mr. Kacho's buggy was struck from the side. The fearful Impact hurled him out. and he was dragged for 100 yards. His home is at 618 Denny Street. Keep Wallace In Service Formal transfer having been made of the property of Company C. First Infantry, to First Lieutenant 8. J. llarifson. the resignation of Captain Charles M* Wa''aco Is now ready fo> acccp'tnhce by the Adjutanl-Generul. rt Im probable that Captain Wallace will be transferred to some duty by meuns of which the State may retain his ser? vices us art expert rlftel shot. ? The election for his successor will probably be ordered at onca. $2.50 and $3.00 Shirts $1.45 Nearly a hundred dozen go on sale this morn? ing. All sizes from 14 to 19 collar measure. Made of finest imported materials in extreme and modest colorings. Gans-Rady Company JACKSON STATUE MEETING CALLED Association to Be Organized at Lee Camp Hall To-Mor row Night. For the purpose of organizing tho association which Is to huvo In hand the movement for tho erection of a I monument In Richmond to General J Stonewall Jackson, a public meeting of nil Interested will bo hclj in Loo Camp Hal] to-morrow night. Tho call for the meeting was Issued yesterday, and Is as follows: Through many years It has been tho I desire of a great host of the peoplo of Virginia and the South to erect In Richmond an equestrian statue of that great captain, General Thomas J. Jack? son. It Is now proposed to organize an association and secure action that will honor this sou of Vlrgtnht, and adorn our capital city with a memorial that will Instruct und educate those who come after us. . A meeting of friends of this proposal will l,e held at Lee Cutnp Hall, on Hrond Street, on Wednesday evening. November 29, 1311, at 8 o'clock. All who feel interested In this mutter, ladles and fen, young men anj vet? erans, arc Invite^ to meet with us, ! that we may organize for this pur- ) pose. I (Signed) D. C. Richardson. William A. Ander- ? son, J. Taylor Ellyson. John A. Curtis, (ieorgc 1? Christian, James Power Smith. F.dwln P. Cox. E. D. Hotehklss. T. M. Worlham, Mrs. T. S. Bocock. I James C. Pollard, Jo. Laut Stern. John S. Hurwoud. B. O. James, Edward C. Rees. Holmes Conrad, Winchester, Va.; Ben P. Owen. Jr., W. W. Hale. D. A. i [Brown, Jr., Charles J. Anderson, John D. Murroll, H. C. Cooper R. M. Lynn, W. E. Seal. C. J. Bosher. Hill Mon? tague. a. G. Brown, Jr., H. A. Brink- i Ijy, Portsmouth, Va.; Richard B.-Byrd, .Stuart McGuire, J. Stewart Bryan, C. C. Pinckney, Jennings C. Wise, C. A. Richardson, Frank S. Woodson, W. B. ? Freeman, J. Thompson Hrown. James t. Gray, Stltll Boiling, Petersburg, Va.; George H. Myers, John T. Wood, Mor? gan It. Mills. Edmund Pendlelon, V. K. Travers Warrlek, Oeorgo W. Rog? ers. C. a. Dempscy. U. S. A.: J. G. A. Montagu.-, a. H. Holdorby, Charles H. C'ooke, W. .1. Oilman. H. It. Pollard. Jr.. .lames J. Pollard. , oner. Johnson, Norfolk, Va.; James J. Creamer, E. C. Folkes. A. C. Hurmati, R. II. Harwood, Oliver L. Spaldlng, Jr.. C. S.A.. Wash? ington, D. C; George F. Haltzell, U. r. A.; W. W. Laprade, William M Myers. CLAIMED FRAUD Supreme Court Decllucn <n Interfere With Judgment AKnfnst Meiler. Fraud In the sale of u portion of a farm In York county was charged In the suit of Antoni Farylanez against the Chesapeake Land Corporation nnd the Investment Corporation. In which an appeal was refused yesterday by the Supreme Court. The foreigner claimed to have been duped In the pur? chase of land near Vorktown. which, he suys, turned out to he worthless to hirn. The lower court gave him Judg? ment, directing that?the sum of |I36, paid In part on the pluce. be returned. From this the companies uppeulcd 111 vain. Possession of what the city claim* is a street In a piece of suburban property 'is Involved In the case of Moorman and Hurl against the city of Lynchburg, which was argued yes? terday In the Supreme Court by J. T. Coleman for the appellants, and by N. C. Manson, Jr., for the appellees, and submitted. The case of Dudley vs. the Lewis Shoe Company was argued by R. W. Peatross for the appellant and by Julian Meade for tho uppellce, and submitted. That of Lovell et als. vs. Jamison et Ol. was passed. Maaoili Meet In February. Grand Seoretarv George W. Carring toh of the Grand Lodge of Vlrglnln. A.. F. & A. M;, bus Issued a bulletin notify? ing tho Masons of the Stute that on Tuesday. February El. will take place In Richmond the 134th erand annual I communication of the .Most Worshipful t I-odge of Virginia. The meeting will : he culled to order at 7:30 P. M, In the Masonic Temple, corner of Broud and Adams Streets. The meeting lust vtar brought more than 000 delegates from the 300 lodges In this State, and the 1911 convention. It is expected, will exceed this num? ber. Much business of a routine na? ture will eoine in for consideration, i and the onni'ol election of grand ofil ! ecrs will he held. A Tour of the Mediterranean J Upwards of three months' travel in classic and sacred lands. $695.00 up. i Leave New York March 2, 1912. ! RICHMOND TRANSFER COMPANY, j 809 East Main Street. NO ROOM THERE FOR POLITICIANS Health Board Will Require Ap. plicants to Show Wherein They Are Fi|. Employes of the Hculth Department nro to be placed on a sort of limited, civil service basis. The Hoard of Health last night adopted a blank ap pllcublo to ull persons who hereafter seek any position In that department. The applicant must answer In writing certain specific questions, and from these replies the board will select, thus enabling It to Judge who Is the bost man for the place, and so fur as la possible, eliminating politics entire? ly In making the choice. An ordinance will come beforo tho Council next Monday night providing for two additional sanitary Inspectors. Although thu positions have not yet been created, more than 100 applica? tions for the Job, with all manner of political indorsement, have come to the oltice of the Health Board. When vacancies have occurred In the past It Iiuh been most difficult to muko a choice because of the political pres? sure thnt ? has been exerted to get those who arc Influential In this or that ward Into place. No department of the city govern? ment has recognized the principle of civil service In making city appoint? ments save tho 1'ollce. Department, where examinations arc regularly held. Street cleaners, parkkcepers and other employers are openly nam? ed for their political Influence. The form of application to be fol? lowed hereafter in securing any posi? tion under the Board of Health re? quires that the applicant stutc In his own handwriting his nume. date of birth, education (schools attended and dates), whether single, married, widowed or divorced, and how long a resident of Richmond. He must statu brlefily the positions ho held up to five years iiki, and more fully as to positions held within tho last tlvo years, giving the name of tho person in authority who would know as to the quality of thu work, the reason for leaving the last position and tho sal? ary received there. He must also State to what extent he Indulges in alcoholic liquors, and hla own concep? tion of the duties of the position for which he is applying. Information on this point will be furnished those who desire It. but the reply to the question must bo written by the applicant him? self. The blank also requires refcr t ences for character, habits. Industry I and general fitness, and provides that I In addition to these general questions I and testimonials the. Board of Health may require a written or oral test of I the applicant's general and special tlt I ncss. A Lasting Gift To Your Family A Roof of G.M.Co.'s "Pearl" Tin On Your Home. GORDON METAL CO. I Richmond, Va. ! "Richmond's banking capital and surplus increased 104% in last ten years." Richmond Advertisers' Club.