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LOSE CERTIFICATE Mustard's Name Sent In Differ? ently Kroni Counties of . His District. MANY ERRORS IN RETURNS School Officials Leave for Nor? folk to Attend Big Con? vention. Errors found by the State Board of Canvassers In the election returns rrom Tazcwcll and Buchanan countlea will In all probabil'ty cos. S. I', /dustard, the successful Republican candidate, his certificate of election to tho Houao of Uclesates. In this event a contest be? fore tho House la practically certuln. Many mistakes were found In the re? turns when they were ca nvaasod yes? terday at tho office of the Secretary of tho Commonwealth. But In no other instance did these nffect the results. It looked actually for one Senator, whose name bad been sent In itr different form from aeparate counties, und he also would have lost but for the fact ihut bis opponent's name wus similarly treated. The stutc Board of Canvassers met yesterday morning, with only three members present?A t lorn ey-Gene rul Samuel W. Williams, Secretary of the Commonwealth B. O. Jumcs and Auditor! S. It. Donohoo. The Governor hud .not not yot returned from Norfolk, while Treasurer A. W. Harmon was engaged In other duties. Because of their ab Bonce the board adjourned to meet again Saturday morning to take up Uiu Xazewoll and Buchanan matter before 0 full body, although there is little doubt that tho Democrat will get tho certificate. Names Different. In making out the returns, the elec? tion commissioners for one of these counties stated that Samuel Mustard received so many votes, while for the other It wus reported that S. P. Mus? tard was voted for. Adding these to? tals together, there would have been n largo majority for Mustard over his Democratic opponent, W. P. Payne. ? The board could tlnd no authority for Investigating and determining ques? tions of Identity, and the members felt that they could not take It for granted that Samuel Mustard and S. P. Mustard were the same man. To attempt to settle a question of this sort, it was urgucd, would make u dangerous preco- j dent. Nor could any authority be found for sending the returns back for cor? rection. As a matter of fact. 11 Is pre? sumed that they are correct as they stand, and that Mr. Mustard tiled his name. In tho two counties in different form, tn which case the commissioners could do nothing save to record the votes as they appeared on the official ballot. It appears to have been Mr. Mustard's mlstukc. It would appear unlikely that Mr. Payne will occupy his seat long, ehould he be given the certificate. Attorney Gcndral Williams said that were he a member of the. House of Delegates, und thuulil evidence be produced to t>how that Samuel Mustard and 8. P. Mustard were cue and the same, he would vote to seat him. But to get the seat It 's probable that the man who made the mistake must bring a contest. School People Go to Norfolk. All the officials of the Department of Public Instruction and those who work under Independent funds will go to Norfolk to-day to attend the unnual meeting of tho Virginia Education Association. Those Include Superin? tendent J. D. Eggleston, Jr., Secretary R. C. Stearnos. E. E. Worrell and John B. Terrell, of Iho ofhee force; J. H. Bin ford, executive secretary, and Mrs. L. R. Dashtcll, director of school leagues for the Co-operative Education Associa? tion; T. S. Settle and Jackson Davis, supervisor of rural elementary schools. Mr. Worrell, who was formerly a member of the State Board of School Examiners, with headquarters in Roa noke, has just recovered from a pro? longed attack of typhoid fever, and has Joined the office force. About the Capitol. State Bank Examiner O. C. Btirksdale hns returned from Now Orleans, where he attended a meeting of an association of State bank supervisors. Assistant State Health Commissioner A. W. Freeman will leave this week for Havana. Ctiba, where he will at? tend tho annual meeting of the Amer? ican Public Health Association. Ho will read two papers on rural typhoid fever. Last week Dr. Freeman present? ed a paper before the Southern Medical Society at Hattiesburg, Miss. This Girl Recovered From Consumption The mnkcis of Eekmsn'B A Iterative, which Is doln^ so much good for Consump? tives, uro continually lo receipts of roally wonderful reports of eure? brought about solely through the use of this medicine. These reports urn always at the command of any otio Interested, und many of the writers hi Uielr gratitude have suggested thut like sufferers write direct and leurn whut It did for'them. Here Is one specimen: "?II Second Ave.. Aurora. III. "CScntlcmcn.?Pardon mo for not writing sooner, but I wanted to sco If I nould stuy cured. 1 can now truthfully say I urn per? fectly well. Never toll better In all iny lifo. I wish lo express my liounfell thanks. I never have any pain, no cough, no night sweats, no hay fever, riinco a child of two ? years I havo been ailing- with lung trouble, | which grew worse us I grew older. At the ago of fourteen the doctor snld If .1 could not bo sent South, ] would surely die of Consumption. Every winter I would be sure , to havo cither Bronchitis, Pleurisy' nr Pneu? monia. I had Typhold-I'neumlnlK one time. I had eniarrli of the stomach and bowels and had Bay Fever for the last row years; but havo not unythlng of the kind this year. *'I will answer all letters sent to me. asking a history of my case, from any one suffering from lung trouble, i "I rciunln with mnny thanks to you, "Your grateful friend, (Signed Afflduvlt) "ETTA PLATI1." Threo years later reports still well. IVkman's. Alterative Is effective lb Bron ahltLs, Asthma, (Hay Fover, Throat and t.ung Troubles and In upbuilding tho sys? tem. Doos not contain poisons, opiates or habit-forming drugs. For sale by Owcua & Minor Drug Co. and other leading druggists. Ask for booklet of cured cases and write I to Bcliman Laboratory, Philadelphia, Pa., for additional evidence. The Greentree IDEA IS Service Brond at Seventh. CAMPAIGN TAKES UPWARD PLUNGE V. W. C. A. Workers Bring in Uood Reports, and Team Standing Is Changed. UNFAIR REPORT DENIED Director Williams Gets No Per ccntage of Collections for 1J is Labors Here. H. W, WOOD, Chairman of Executive Campaign Com? mittee. Tho |150.000 campaign for a greater Young Women's Christian Association building in Richmond was given a dc-1 elded Impetus yesterday, when the' working teams reported new pledget;: amounting to $3,625. This amount,1 added to donations previously reported, brought up the grand total to $81,255, which is considerably beyond the half? way mark In the campaign. The work ! yesterday between the competing com- i inlltees of men and women resulted' In the Business Men's Committee, of which John Stewart Bryan is chair- J man. falling back to the extreme rear, I while the Women's Committee and the Young Women's Committee, with Mrs. J. Scott Parrlsh and Miss Katharine lluwes as chairmen, forged to the sec? ond und third places, with the Citizens' Committee, W. S. Rhoads, chalrmun, in the lead. The most successful work done yes? terday was accomplished by the team* under W. Prank Powers, which report? ed $1,055; L. C. Laird, which reported $1.000; Mrs. Carroll Montague, which reported $i05; Mrs. John G. Miller, with $695, and A. M. Cover, with $635. The team df which Samuel S. .Rosendorf Is j captain turned In $555, and the team led by Miss Lucy Mason responded with | Si"'.. Mrs. J. T. Jtoblnson made a\ good showing with $3t:i, while the team j under the leadership of Mrs. S. H. Be miss reported $315 for the day's work. Art t'nfoitnilcil Report. An unfortunate and unfounded rumor was yesterday set at rest by a denial cf the report that Campaign D'rcctor M. C. Williams was conducting the present campaign here upon a percen? tage basis and was receiving as re? muneration for his services a certain per cent, of all collections turned In. It was explained that Mr. Williams is in fact one of three national campaign directors for such work as Is being now conducted here, which directors nre sent out In various sections of the "W. S. RHOADS. Chairman of CltUen*' Committee of One Hundred. country to direct such movements as that now engaging the attention of this city. In alluding to this rumor Mr. Wil? liams dismissed it with a smile, say'ng that hu was too much engaged in his present labors to waste time in correct? ing erroneous impressions. Mr. Wil? liams took time, however, to compli? ment the workers upon their w.ry grat? ifying success. He was followed upon tho platform by Rev. H. D. C. Maclach lan. D. V., pastor of Seventh Street Christian Church, who Informed hla hearers' that their battle was already won and assured them of the very ear? nest sympathy and support of the min? isters and congrogntions of Richmond. W. S. Rhoads, chairman of the Cit? izens' Committee, was complimented; yesterday upon the very fine showing' of his committee, which stands at the head of the four committees, with total collections to date of $11,993. . H. W. Wood, chairman of tho cam? paign executive committee,. addressed tho v/orkors yesterday at headquarters, encouraging them and complimenting thorn upon their- creditable showing. His remarks were seconded by Director Williams and others, who' look upon the campaign as progressing with splendid success. Mrs. ( nholi I,ends. Total collections by teams in many instances already mount'up Into $3.000, $8,000 and'$5.000. So far Mrs. Robort G. Cohen carries the banner, for J collec* tlons. with u total report of ?5.851. Among other successful solicitors are 15. C. Lulrd, of the Citizens' Commit? tee, with $3,245. anil W. Krank Power?, of the same commlttco. with $3.157 Horace S. Hawcs. of this same com? mittee, has reported ?'-',835, and L. O. Miller, ulso of this committee, has turned In $3.520. Of the BusIiichh Men's Committee, the following captains have reported the following llguros: lt. S. Tuck, St.iiGO; (5. N. Sklpwith, $1.337; A. U Adumson. I1.37C; A. M. Hover, $1,200; John Gar? land Pollard, ?1,090. Among successful women collectors other tlinn Mrs. Cube!I, who leads them oil, are Mrs. William Todd, 81,478; Mrs. Carroll Montague, ?2,070; Mrs. John ti. (.Miller, $1,455; Mrs. Clarence Cadot, $1,399; Mrs. .S. Hi Beinlss, $1,084: Mrs. ! W. H. White. $1.025; Mrs. O. J. Sands, I $003; Mrs. T. A. t'ary. $1.706; Mrs. J. T. Roblnuon, $1,142; Miss l.ucy Mason, $1,085; Mrs. Amos Uover, $950, and Mrs. Benjamin Crump, $715. The following tables show the total team work by committees to date: Women's) 1'omiulttrc, .Mrs. J. Scott I'ur rlsll, e It n I nil a n : Captains. Monday. Total. Mrs. William Todd. $ 33 $1,I7S Mrs. W. 11. White. 155 l,02j Miss Pollard . 225 600 Mrs. O. .1. Sands. 101 '.'63 Mrs. It. Blankcnshlp.. . . 30 375 Mrs. S. If. BomlHS. 315 1.0SI Mrs. Benjamin Crump... 100 715 Mrs. Carroll Montague.. 805 2,<i70 Mrs. Clarence Cadot. 200' 1.296 I Mrs. John G. M'llcr. 095 1.155 $2.659 $11.061 Young Womeu'a Committee, Mlsa Kath? arine ilmrci, Chairman! 1 Captains. Monday. Total. Mrs. J; T. Hohlnson.. .$ S'43 $ 1.143 Miss l.ucy Mason..- 405 1.0S5 Mrs. Amos f lover. 265 956 Miss W. O. Crenshaw.. 20 397 Mrs. T. P. Bryan. -815 Mrs. T. A. Cary. 66 1.706 Mrs. Robt. G. Cabell... 201 5.85t Mrs. Frank Duke. 18 545 Mrs. Richard Messer.. 210 . 602 Mrs. J. P. Ryland. 64 495 $1,580 $13,591 j Citizens' Commlttct, W. S. Rhonda, Cbalrmaui Captains. Monday. Total. Robert Lccky, Jr.$ 25 $ 590 L. O. Miller. 10 2,620 James W. Gordon. 146 581 E. C. Laird. 1,000 3,245 I W. D. Duke. 190 940 N. Courtlcc Scott. 740 Frank W. Duko. 140 385 H. S. Hawcs. 100 2,835 I W. Frank Powers.... 1,055 3,157 $2,666 $14.993 Business Men's Committee, John Stew, art Bryan, Chairman! ' Captains. Monday. Total. John G. Pollard.$ 400 $ 1,030 Samuel S. Rosendorf.. 055 755 C. H. Rudd. 60 855 | A. M. Cover. 635 1,200 1 L. C. Adalr... 160 730 R. S. Tuck. 1.950 O. N. Sklpwith. 285 1.397! .S. P. Jones. 230 5S0 I IC. B. Richardson. 275 775 I A. L. Adamson. 115 1,275 1 $2,715 $10.607 Total Collections to Date. Citizens'.$14.993 1 Business Men's . 10,007 Women's . 11.061 Voting Women's . 13,594 Miscellaneous . 31,000 Grand total .$81,255 T.B.DAVISDEADM KEYSER.W.VA.HQME Former Representative in Con? gress and Brother of Ex Senator Davis. Cumberland, Md.. November 27.?Col? onel Thomas B. Davis, of Kcyser, W. Va.. one of the most conspicuous citi? zens of the State of West Virginia, li man of national prominence and the only living brother of ex-Senator Hen MEDICINE Vers uu : NATURE Why turn yourself into a medicine-chest, filling it with every new concoc? tion that comes along? Nature does the cur? ing, not medicine. A$k your Doctor if SUNSHINE A N D Scott's Emulsion is not The treatment for Coaght and Colds, Grippe, and many other Hit. ALL OnOOOISTS B. Samuel's STITCH DOWNS ON SALE AT ALBERT STEINS' 5th and Broad SPECIAL SALE OF Blankets and Comforts Sutherland & Cherry, Inc. 310 East Broad Street. Go to Chasie Trafieri for pure! Ma' 2M ?MWMa.'4 S See Our Great New Store and New Stock. . Seventh and Grace The $100,000 Cable Piano Co.'s Stock Everything Has Been Plainly Tagged at the Lowest Selling Price. New and U*ed Pianos, INNER-PLAYER and Player Pianos, Sheet Music, Albums, Books, Jhotios, Cabinets, Organs, Small Musical Instruments, Etc., at 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% ? 10% F,? These Big Discounts apply strictly to present stock, and will positively not be allowed on any of the Cable or Schubert line of Pianos to be received in the future. Think of a Brand New S300.?O Piano for $144.00; or a S300.00 Slightly Used Piano for $108.00; ;i S700.00 Player-Piano, slightly used, for S315.00; SI.75 Player Music Rolls at 35c;Guitars, Banjos, Violins, Mandolins, etc., at half price; Sheet Music from 5c up; a Book of 101 Songs, words and music, 10c, and so throughout the whole stuck. ? - 23 Shopping Days?Then Christmas?Be Wise?Buy Now If you want us to hold goods and deliver for Christmas, wc will gladly And promptly do so. Successors Cable Piano Co. 213 East Broad St. ry O. Davis, died yesterday at. his home in Kcyacr, death following a long 111 I lies?. I I Colonel Davis, his brother, Henry G. ? Davis; the late ex-Senator Stephen li. j El kins, his brother-in-law, and Ii. C. ! Kerens did more for the development I of this section of West Virginia than any other set of men. They purchased I the West Virginia coal and timber lands "many years ago, developed them 'and with the aid of other capital hutlt I the West Virginia Central and Pitts : burgh Hallway route from Cumberland ' to Dlkins, W. Vo., with a branch lino lo Davis, their Interest controlling inc? line. I Sale <>f Hallway. This line they later sold to the ' Western Maryland Railroad Company, continuing the construction of thetCoul' and Coke Hallway fikim Elklna to Durbln, W. Va., where it connects with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. This luite,- road was constructed and owned by Colonel T. B. Davis and the i three men named above. In 1900 Tnomas B. Davis was a'can-; didatn for Congress on the Democratic ticket against A. G. Dayton, Republi? can, who de'fcatcd Mr. Davis. In June, 1906; he was again tho standard-bear? er of the Democratic party for Con? gress from the Second West Virginia District, and was elected by more than ] 1.000 majority over James S. Dak In, to till the unexplred term of Representa? tive A. G. Dayton. His election was In the nature of a compliment to ah old citizen who had done much for the State. He was Interested in banking, coal mining and many other industries in! the State of West Virginia, and was worth several millions of dollars. A considerable amount of his vast for- ? tune he has been distributing to rela? tives during the past few years, but he still leaves quite a large fortune, which will go to his nephews and nieces, his nephew and namesake, Thos. B. Davis, of New York, It is under? stood, being the chief beneficiary. Iotrrented In Blondrd Stock. ; Colonel Davis took a lively interest in blooded stock, and at his stock farm kept several very fast horses that had won prizes on the track here i and elsewhere. Ho was also very THE WEATHER. l'orec?sti Virginia?Huln Tuesday; \\ cdncsduy probably cleurtng nnd much colder; brink and probably blfrk south? east and south winds. .Vorth Carolina?Rain Tuesday, muck colder by night, with a cold wave in extreme w?-Nt portion) Wcducsdny fair and colder; hljcb southeast, shifting to northwest winds. Special Local Data for Yesterday. 12 noon temperature . S3 3 P. M. temperature . 56 Maximum temperaturo up to S . P. M.^. ?7 Minimum temperature up to 8 P. M. ;tl Mean temperature . 41 Normal temperature .,. -to Deficiency In temperature . 1 Deficiency In temperature, since March 1 . Ill Accum, deficiency In temperaturo since January t . 16 Deficiency In rainfall slncn March 1 . 6.13 Accum, deficiency in rainfall slnco January 1 . 6.70 I.ochI Observation S P. M. Yesterday. Temperature . 48 Humidity. 59 Wind?direction .S. 10. | Wind?velocity. I I Weather .Cloudy CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CITIES. (At S P. M. Eastern Standard Time.) Place. Ther. H. T. I* T. Weather. Ashevlllc _ GO 58 28 Cloudy Atlanta . 54 56 46 Rain Atlantic City. 48 50 38 P. cloudy Boston . 41 50 38 Clear iBuffalc.48 S3 40 Cloudy I Calgary . 10 18 8 Clear Charleston ... 58 62 42 Cloudy Chicago . 46 18 40 Cloudy Denver . 18 22 18 Cloudy nulut h . 18 18 18 Cloudy Galveston ... 56 60 56 Cloudy Hatteras .... 52 62 46 Clour Havre . 18 20 18 P. cloudy Jacksonville.. 68 72 50 Clear I Kansas City.. 26 36 26 Snow Louisville ... 52 66 40 Rain | Montgomery.. 52 60 40 Rain New Orleans. 62 K6 56 Cloudy New York-44 r.O 38 Clear Norfolk . 50 60 40 Cloudy I Oklahoma ... 30 42 30 Cloudy i Pittsburgh .. 50 56 10 Cloudy Raleigh . 52 60 38 Cloudy SL Louis .... 41 53 42 Rain St. Paul. 34 33 24 Snow San Francisco 66 70 60 Cloudy Savannah ... 60 66 46 Cloudy Spokane . 82 34 24 Clcur Tampa . "2 76 58 Cloudy Woshlngton-. 46 53 33 Cloudy Winnipeg _ 8-16 8 . Cloudy Wythevlllo .. 46 54 22 Cloudy MINIATURW AT/MAX AC. ?Nfovcmhor 28. 1911. HIGH TIDE, Sun rises.... 7:04 Morning.... 9:19 I Sun tcta...... 4:52 Evening,... 9:06 much Interested in agricultural pur? suits, and the owner of several line farms in West Virginia. He wan born in Howard county, Marylund. eighty three years ago, and had several broth? ers and sisters, all of whom arc dead except ex-Senator llenrv <_;. Davis. The funeral will take plucc Tuesday, under the auspices of Davis Lodge, No. 51, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Kcyser. W. Va.. of A?hh-h lodge he was a charter member and whose lodge room lie furnlHhcd completely. A special train will carry the Masonic fraternity and the funeral party to Klklns to-morrow, leaving Keyscr at 8 o'clock In the morning. Interment to be In Maple wood Cemetery at lOlklns. CHARITIES BOARD MEETSATROANOKE Opening Day of Ninth Annual Conference?Report of President. [Special to The Times-Dispatch! J Honnoke. Va., November 27.?The ninth annual State conference of Char? ities und Correction opened Its session here to-day, with about 100 delegates present. The principal address at tho morning session was delivered by Dr. It. K. Flannagan. president of the or? ganization. An Interesting paper was read by Dd. W. S. Freemun, of the State Health Department, In which the statement was made that within tho two years tho tight agnlnst tuberculosis has been waged in the State the dlseaso has been decreased ao per cent. Other addresses were delivered by. Dr. Hastings H. Hart, of the Russell Sage Foundation: Dr. Thomas A. Wil? liams, of Washington; Mrs. Benjamin Valentine, of Richmond: Mrs. Nannlo K. Minor, of Richmond; Rov. J. T. Mastln, sccrotnry of the State Board of Char? ities and Correction, and Dr. Brownlcy Foster, health officer for Roanoke. In the churches yesterday the pulpits were filled by delegates to the confer? ence. The final session will be held to-morrow night. Pure Silk Silk Lisle Lisle 50c, $1 pr. 50c pr. 25c, 35c pr. WE SELL GUARANTEED. HOFHEIMER'S, N. W. Corner Third and Broad Sts. ThroughTrains De Luxe Daily to Puget Sound From Chicago via St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Nor? thern Pacific Express with Standard Drawing-room end Tourist Sleeping Cars, Coaches and Dining Car. From St. Louis and Kansas City via Billings, the Puget Sound Limited with similar hlKb class equipment. All olectrle-llghted. Ask for book about trains und trip. P. W. PUATMaLL. Dlst. Pans. Agt., 711 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. . "Serttet thai DEMOCRATIC HOPES OF VICTORY ARE HIGH With Party United, Champ Clark Can See Nothing Ahead But Success at Polls?Denies Annexation Canard.. Washington, November 2".?Speaker Champ Clark to-day declared that he had devoted tho last three years chief? ly to getting tho Mouse Democrats to? gether and holding them together, and that after seventeen years of factional fighting the Democrats "are united, and, by tho blessings of God, will re? main so." "I did not do it all by a long shot," he added. "I had lots of help, and every Democrat who participated in that troublesome, laudable work de? serves his full share of the honor. Where there was only despair In Democratic hearts, there Is high hope now." In this way the titular head of the Democratic lowor house of Congress made Indirect roply to criticisms of former presidential candidate William .r. Bryan as to tho speakerahlp no longer carrying tho leadership of the House- Mr; Clark referred to the great Importance of unity and wisdom among the Democrats to draw out voters not belonging to the Democratic party. "Tho most important feature of the extraordinary session of Congress from I a political standpoint," said he, "was I the fact that wo pulled together. KOELL IS TAKEN TO STATE PRISON Begins Service of Fifteen Years' Sentence?Appeals in Su? preme Court. 1 Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.l Tlalclgh, N. C. November 27.?Chas. Nocll was brought here to-day from Lexington to enter upon his fifteen years' sentence to the penitentiary as the principal In the sensational "white slave" caae there, In which he and his wtfc wero convicted in trials that stirred tho entire State. Mrs. Noell Is to servo five years for her part in lite crimes. Tn compliance with orders from Ad? jutant-General It. D. I.elnster, of the North Carolina National Guard, Col? onel W. C. Hodman, of Wishlngton, N. C... mustered In at Washington to? night a new division of naval reserves, with C. Ii Morton as lieutenant In command. This division comes in to tho guard as the Sixth Division. Naval Reserves, succeeding tho division at Oriental mustered out recently. The other flvo divisions nro at Hllzabcth City, Plymouth. Windsor, Hertford and Newborn. Appeals from Vnncey, McDowell, Henderson. Rutherford. Polk and Burke counties, constituting the four I teenth Judicial district, will be up for t argument In the Supremo Cotlr.t this week, beginning Tuesday morning. The calendnr Is as follows: State vs. 1 Stacy, Stato vs. Francis, State Vs. Blake. State vs. Corbln. State vs. Murphy, Cozo vs. Carpenter. Garrison vs. Williams, Whltncr vs. railroad; Patton vs. lumber company. McBraycr vs. Blanton, Johnson vs. railroad, Sim? mons vs. Fleming, Roberts vs. Platt (two appeals), Thompson vs. .power 1 company, lumber company vs. Branch (two appeals), graded school vs. Mc I Dowcll, Gardner & Clark vs. MeCon naghoy, l.ytton vs. manufacturing company. Hicks vs. telegraph company. Rcid vs. Kip.g. Morso vs. Krecman, : Sanatorium Company va. Insurance company. Judgment Entered, Judgment was entered yesterday In tho City Circuit Court In tho case. of. the Potorslburg Dry Goods Company agalnat T. A. Whlto & Company. In the sum of 9134-25. workod together, fought together and won together. We replaced the old ' habit of defeat with tho now habit of victory, the bad fashion of quarreling among ourselves with the better fash Ion of taking counsel together and then presenting a solid front to the astonished enemy. "The trend of public opinion is to? ward the Democrats. President Taft'* long trip seems to have left things in statu quo." The Speaker said tho recent elections prove that wherever the tariff was the solo or principal Issue, the Democrats won, and that when President Taft vetoed the tariff bills It was Inevitable that the tariff would bo the leading Issue next year. "Ono of tho most preposterous ca? nards put into print since Guten? berg invented movable typo," added the Speaker, "la the charge that I urn In favor of tho forcible annexation of Canada. Thoro is not a fact In the universe on which to base such a slan? der. I never at any time or place stated, or even hinted, such a wicked and quixotic scheme to any human being. I have nevor dreamed of such a thing, and would oppose it to the utmost. "I have frequently, for years, ex? pressed the hope that there might bo a union of tho two countries by mu? tual consent and for the good of both. It always seemed to me a friendly sug? gestion, because wo are neighbors of tho same blood and speaking tho same language, but as the Canadians do not seem to wnnt that, there Is an end of It." N. & W. Reduces Fare to Norfolk i Account Virginia Educational Con? ference. On account of the Virginia Educa? tional Conference at Norfolk, November 28 to December 1, the Norfolk and Western Railway will on November 25,. 26, 27, 28 and 29 sell from stations on its' lines in Virginia round-trip tickets to Norfolk at rate of one and one-fifth the regular one-way fares. The round-trip fare from Richmond will be only $2.60. All tickets good for return passage until Monday, December 4tll. The "Norfolk Limited" and the "Ocean Shore Limited" leaving Richmond 9 A. M. and 3 P. M., respectively, will take you through to Norfolk without change in the quickest possible time. C. II. BOSLEY, District Passenger Accnt. The Up-to-Date Up-Town Store New and Select Quality Citron, Raisins, Currants., Nuts, Mincemeat, Albemarle Cider, Plum Pudding, Fruit C.ikc, Imported and Domes? tic Wines. Oid Peach Brandy, per gal? lon, $6.00. Old Apple Brandy, per gal? lon, $4.00. Old Filierter Whiskev, per gallon, $4.00. The Pure Food Store. Geo. McD. Blake & Co. No. 00 Broad Street.