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Shop Early To-Day!
Store Closes at 1 P. M.
Shop at Miller & Rhoads and you will be sure to
receive not only the best of the very kind of merchandise
you want, but that quick, accurate service for which
this store is famous, and which is so essential when
shopping must be done in a limited time. Shop as
early in the morning as you can.
Governor Will Persist in Efforts
to Prevent Bookmaking by
Annulling Charter.
Proceedings looking to Ihe niinul
nicht of the charter uf the Jamestown
Jockey Ulub, of Norfolk, will not be
stopped because of Hie mistrlul tu the
<juo wurranto hearing on Monday, tiu
ccrdlng to it statement 'Issued yester?
day by Governor Mann, tin the con?
trary; the efforts to secure a decision
vhlch will prevent this club from hold?
ing another race meet will bo pushed
with renewed effort.
The Governor snld Ihut he was as
firmly convinced as ever that the club
should no longer he permit teil to oper?
ate, and thinks that as the mutter
stands ttt present, the <iuo war run to
proceedings should be the most eifec
tlve. He bus hud a conference with
Assistant Attorney-General It. It. Davis
on the subject, und. acting upon the
wishes of the Governor, Mr. Davis will
Brck another date for li new trial.
Judge Jesse K. West, who sat for
Judge McLemure at the hearing In the
Circuit Court for the city of Norfolk;
said thai he could take up the case in
sny time after De-ember 10.
In his Instruction to Ihe jury. Judge
West defined bookmaking to be tiny
recording or reglsterlne of a bet, hold?
ing that the form of belting at the
Jamestown track constitutes booKnink
lug. He Instructed the jury, however.
ihut If it believed the lease of the
track to Hob Levy to be genuine, the
illegal betting since the lease was
made would not be sufficient ground for
annulling Ihe charter of the James?
town Jockey Club.
Hearing of Alleged Mich? njinrii. Kdtvnrd,
?Smith nml Jaule* Slcven?, In Continued. '
The hearing of Kdward Smith] nml .Irtnn-s
Et. vi ii-, nllnu Jim.is Kln?, rolorod, clinr'scil1
with having assaulted anil roh hen Pinea? |
tlra/eck nearly three week lift", was con?
tinued in Police Court yesterday morning
to December - The in??-?:?<>? >? were arrested
In Newport Newa and were brought h.iek in
p; hniond by Bicycle Policeman Smith.
De Witt Sebcrmit, mmiieeted i?f having rob?
bed Mlk- LoHlck 01 ?5. wn? dtsmlwed.
Thp hearths of Preston Harris, Colored,
eh?reed with shooting at Dora Brown, was
continued Iii December
The hearing of Ida l.yneh. colored, charg?
ed with stealths J7>: frrun John Itublr, wan
continued Mm. in December .'.
Hnnnah I.lggon, colored, chanted wllll
Mealing a pair of inn shoca from James
F6flcr, was dUnilsocd.
Mrs. liernurd tinndwiii Iteprts Midnight As
Miilant M'ltb Her HuKliand'N llittnl.
Mrs. Bernard fiobdwih, ..r Mil Beverly i
Street, repelled a white mnii from her doui
letc Tuesday night .)>> mine at him with
hi i liUKband'n iilxtJii. ' TUnugh no blood
at.ilnn were fuutVl .Xf fh? porch the follow?
ing morning, sh.- balleren ihn* ?he ?truck?
h'i- mark, for she Mud point blank, und tin
mould-be Intruder reeled and fell from the
jioreh. She notifhd the police, but did not
?*k for aastntunee.
-Mrs. Goodwin wile alone with her .Idl?
er, n. when, shortly liefere U o'clock, aomi
one knocked on the door. Khi.uricd the
door und oidcred the man away. ||? con?
tinued to hammer at ihc door, and then ?he
sot Mr. tloodwln't pistol, .-he opened tin
door again and pulled the trigger. Stagger*
In? aw-aj the man dleappcarud in I lie dark
rir.r. tu Observe TluinkHirlvliiK "IIb
Kitteln I Sermon?,
Thanktiflvlng3 i? rvice? rill '>?? !??_? V?l In moid
of thi itlchniotid ehwrch?? t..-,ia>.
IteV, l>. Cl?y Lilly. 1>. U. printer nf the i
Grave Sin t i Preabyltrlari Church, will I
preach at 10:30 o'clock lo the mudchti 61
Rlchmood feilest aintl other vvlioola in ihr.
chnpcl ?f Richmond Collem \
Rev. Frank 1.. Weit*, piurtvir oi llu llfdiid
Bticct Methodln Church, will preach ih.'
?i-rinon at a union Thankrulvlni? Hervlctj
In the Pari: l?l?c< MctHmllm fhuieii. .
?jorvlcep will take plaoe In in* Flrat Churtrh;
?f Clirlai Science ai M ?? ' ?
The. ?nmi?; ThankHcivln? >ne??ane lo ihc
lev, k. \V. I.ook. I
itctitit- Christian Ch1
.\ ipcolal Hermen
l'or Nc?l> Confederate Women.
Tlonatton Day will r.,- obxerved at tin
llt.iiK foi Needy Confederate W?mcii, :i Ka*t
Gm. o Street, to-dny. Thr.r* ere twenty
?even Inmatia it; ihc home, and ilia idea ??:
giving them a Thanksgiving relebratlon htr
app>altd ?tronglr to ihbae people who un
der? land what the Inrtlttitlon Im? done. The
board t,r nianaxera ivll! attend, and It la ex?
pected that it m:i provi t,. .. iimti i.appy
Holiday, nf I npltt.l.
All department!! n\ the Ca pi if) will
be closed to-day in observance of tho
X.;:,-V-:.I11TMAIN .ST.;;':
Thotuanilii of people are
lour efforts, because ie<- |,j
! Hietn well. ?
Allport & Son, of Richmond,
Will Complete Work in Six
Months for $23,999.50.
The Council Com ml tee on Improve?
ment of the .lames River last night
awarded to II, ,M. Allport & Son, of
Richmond, the contract for the con?
struction of the new municipal wharf
on the north side of the river, be?
tween Gilles Creek and Nicholson
Street. The bid was $23,990.30, the
?hart to be completed in six months.
Other bids submitted \\fcre as fol?
lows: Thomas Shouhun, of Roanokc,
$21,316, 120 days, and Alsop Ai Tierce,
01 Newport News, $23,30(1, 260 days.
Thoimh the bid of Alsop & Pierce
was lower than thai of Allport Ai Son
it was the sense ol the members of
the committee that as the latter llrm
ngrcod to complete the work at an
earllei' date than tin; former tt was a
point In favor of the local bidders. An?
other point in favor of the success?
ful bidder was that it was the wish
of the committee to patronize home
industry as far as possible.
As no proposals for excavation work,
which will be necessary, were submit?
ted, it was decided by the commit?
tee that this be done by the munici?
pal dredging plant under the super?
vision of the City Engineer.
in awarding the contract for the
wharf the committee accomplished
what it has considered a public neces?
sity for a long while, und for which
there bus been a constant demand.
The contract time for the comple?
tion or the work i.-six months, but All
port Ai Son assured the commit toe thai
I It would be ready In less than four
Commercial Organizations Plan
Big Celebration, With Parade
and Speeches.
In furtherance of nimm launched
November 22 by the Richmond Ad?
vertisers' Club, in coiijtuict'on with the
other business organizations of I ho
city, for a gionl public celebration to
I).- held ..lily in January. ;> committee
of three from each of the organiza?
tions represented In the movement met
yesterday afternoon at 1 ::in at the
Business Men's Club and elected r
yv. Carrlngtdh permanent chairman. A
full <|\iota from each l&bdy was pres?
ent, and plans v. ere taken up to make
the project ;i reality.
The chnlrm' - will proceed at once
to appoint committees oh program,
parade, line of march, speakers, etc.,
and will report to the directors at
an early dale. Horace F. Smith, of the
Advertisers' Club, presided over yes
I terday's meeting, which was in the
form of a buffet luncheon.
I It is line liope of tin- affiliated btlkl
I ness men to make this celebration. II
[ lustrutlvc of Richmond's progress ntpl
I in arouse a spirit of co-operation
among lite people generally to make
, the year ifli" the greatest; commor
1 daily and in all other respects, in
' the city's history. Preliminary pi Jin W
; Include a big mass-meeting in the City
I Auditorium, with speeches and mus'e,
' and :i parade of tin- members of the
; business organizations from tile City
1 Mali to tin- place of speaking.
V.III Hop ?ml Irmih :il Sill iirilnx'?. I'uothull
! Order* ?er.- Wsued inn-, nt-.-lit llullfrog
Major ?' nigger, duty countersigned by
; Adjutant Fontaine Jones, retiuirlng the bull*
I frog battalion of the llldimonel Hliies to re
; -..ri a{ ih* football name on Saturday nf
' icrnonri for the purpose of routine for the
' local ?ol.llets In Ihelr light against Ihr.
I Norfolk Light Artillery nines). First cail
i ? in n? nt unil sdseotbl) at -:*">?
; Uniforms are In consist of civilian clothes,
i fatlgui rap*., naanant?, colors anil cane*.
,'?Itenveen halve* the battalion will form
I 'or a r.lg-rng march ::pon the Held," A
I mass-mi etliig win be held at the armory
to-morrow night to praetlee yells and pong.-.
Lastly, tht 01 let say*: "Remember Frod
I crlvkaborir.''
Men, Wo.i and Children Will Vl*l< Mid?
night MW-lnn.
I A free dinner will !>c served this nfler
| noon nt o'clock to ex-convicts, penniless
J. men. women and children and other tinfort
I unates at tue Midnight Mission; HIT East
I Franklin street.
In observance of Thanksgiving there will
be tin all-day meeting. At 10:30 A. M.. a
FPflal service Will take r.Iaee: r.t :::rv> p.
M.. a revival, and S I'. M.. a home-coming
, HooMlng Johnston.
a regular Charles a Johnston boosting
party arrived In the city yesterday in the
persons of captain .lame- u. Johnson, an
attorney, and Charles I. Wade, a trail known
banker of Chrlatlannburg who want to' ?ec
Mr. Johnston elected to the office of Audi*
tor of Public Account*.
Captain Johnson, who I.? not related to the
candidate, says that he knows of no man
In tlo- Suit,' netter lilted for tin- place than
his fellow townsman, while Mr. Wad- gays
the Sinti- woujd Uti fortunate In getting Mr.
Jobunloii's services,
Line of Road to Be Built From
Manassas to Alexandria
Commission Has Hearing?Cap?
itol Closed To-Day?Resig?
nation Accepted.
Another evidence of the activity in
railroad building In the northern part
or Virginia, which has attracted the
attention of the financial interests of
the country, Is to be found in the
granting of a charter yesterday by the
State Corporation Commission to the
Maryland-Virginia Hallway Company,
with its principal oflicc at Alexandria.
Tlie capital stock Is from $100,000 to
?l.'J00.O0O. I
>The concern Is empowered to build
and operate a lino of railroad, with \
any sort of power it desires, between i
Nuuch Station, in Alexandria county,:
and Manassas. in Prince William coun- I
ty. The distance Is thirty miles.
The Incoi'porators are as follows: i
Alexander Suter, president; Samuel J.? |
Monroe, vice-president: G. Washington
Lewis, secretary an<j treasurer: H. Noel ^
darner, Gardner I? Boollie, RI oil O I'd
U!. Washington and .1. Rutidall Caton.
All live in Alexandria.
Complaints of Chatham People Heard
l>y Corporation Commission.1 i
Station facilities at the town of
Ciiatnnni were under consideration
yesterday at a public hearing held by ?
the State Corporation Commission. A |
formal complaint against the Southern
Railway was filed and prosecuted by
Dr. W. P. Parrlsli, Mayor of the town.
W. P, Tredwny. attorney for the
town, introduced Charles E. Perry, .7. P.
Hunt, .1. .1, Patterson and Dr. Purrlsh
as witnesses. They testified that the
facllltes were entlreliy Inadequate both
as to the handling of freight and the
conveniences for passengers. It Is dlf- I
ficillt, they said, to get freight un- I
loaded and loaded at the station, '
where wagons are forced to remain for
it long time. Passenger facilities are,
said to be badly congested.
It seemed to be the disposition of '
the Southern, which was represented
by R. 11. Tunstall. of Norfolk, to admit
that changes were necessary, or at
least desirable. The only witness for
the road wns II. E. Ilutchlns, general
superintendent for the northern dl- i
vision. He explained the impractl- '
cabMlty of enlarging the str.tlon In
certain respects.
At the conclusion, the railroad
agreed to submit to the commission
some possibilities in Hie woj? of pluns
for betterment.
Leaves Volunteers.
The resignation of Captnln Charles
M. Wallace, of Company C, First Regi?
ment. WHS accepted yesterday by !
Adjutant-General W. W. Sale An elec?
tion will soon be held to fill Hie va?
Chlehcriter to FlnlNfa Term.
Governor Mann yesterday designated
Judge P.. H. 1* Clilchester, of Stafford,
[ to hold the remainder ? * the Septom
! lier term of the Daw and Equity Court
i of Richmond. The former designation
j of Judge f'blchester was because of a .
vacancy which then existed, due to the .
death of Judge John 11. Ingram, and. I
, after the appointment of Judge Bcv- I
nrly T. Crump to fill the position it
I became necessary for a new deslgna- I
1 Hon. Judge Crump will ascend the.
bench at the beginning of the Decem- j
j ber term, which will be December 11.1
Awaiting expense Accounts.
Certificates of election to' eighteen
men elected to the State Senate, and
to thirty-eight elected to the House j
arc being .withheld 'by the Secretary |
of the Commonwealth until such time i
as the recipients comply with the law I
I by sending in their expense accounts. !
Interested In Vlrglnln.
Commissioner G. W. Kolner, of the
i Department of Agriculture, lias ro
' turned from SI. Joseph, Mo., where he
; attended the meeting or the Nution.il
? Horticultural Congress. He made an
; address there on Virginia fruit, and
' llie literature about the possibilities
of His State which he took with him
was much in demand.
Supreme Court, in Positive Opin?
ion, Settles Question
Several Petitions for Writs Dis?
posed Of?Court Adjourns
to January 9.
After handing down only one deci?
sion?alllrmlng the ttthstltu llohality
of the law permitting the Issuance of
county roud bonds payable out of dis?
trict levies?the Supreme Court of
Appeals adjourned yesterday for tho
term. It will meet a gain In this city
on January 9.
The decision In tho road cuse. which
came up from Tnzcwell county on peti?
tion of C. J. Moss, settles no now point.
The merits of tho proposition were
settled last spring In a case from Jl>ee
county, but in Hint instance the court
merely refused n write of error, with?
out Hiving a written opinion. As this
did not appear to altogether satisfy
purchasers of bonds In other States,
who perhaps did not understand Vir-'
glnla procedure, tho Tazewcll suit was
brought as .1 friendly proceeding in
order to get n positive rather than u
negative expression of opinion from
the co,urt. I
LcKlfilaturc Supeme.
That the decision Is positive, there
can be no doubt. It says that the
proposition that the power of the leg?
islature Is supreme Is elementary, and
that where doubt arises It is to be re?
solved in favor of the existence of tho
power. This canon of construction is i
held to bb essential to the lite of the !
State, anrl Is always Jealously guarded
by the courts. j
Counties can contract for road loam '
and issue bonds to pledge repayment,
but magisterial districts cannot do so. I
Inov arc creuted for political admin- j
Istrattvc! purposes of nn exceedingly '?
limited chnrncter. Therefore there Is 1
no doubt that the full faith and credit
of the county Is pledged to the pay- 1
rnont of road bonds Issued under the '
act. Its liability is not diminished by '
a method of payment of the principal
und interest Involving a levy on the
funds of the district- The court llnds
that tile Tnzewell election was hcl?
In accordance with the law, that the
law Is constitutional, end '.hat tne
bonds are valid. The opinion was by
Judge Whittle.
All of the other cases hoard at tho
November term now go over to the
January term before decisions can be
The Commonwealth was granted a
writ of error in the case of Chnrl-es 1
Bass, from Hanover county. Bass was
tried before a . Justice and convicted
of selling liquor without a license, be?
ing flne,t Jf>0. This he paid, according
to the Commonwealth, although he
claims that lie merely gave his' note
for the sum. On uh appeal to the Cir?
cuit Court the accused was acquitted.
The Commonwealth appealed on the
ground that after payment of tho lino
the case was closud. and the Circuit
Court erred In admitting an appeal to
it. On the other hand, the defense
nsscrts I bat Inasmuch as a bond to
Keen the peace, also required by lliu
justice, had not (teen executed, tho
oennltv had not been pnld, and tho
man had the right of appeal.
T. A. Clattcrbuck wns refused a writ
of error In his appenl from a decision
In favor of the town of Culpiper.
Clattcrbuck sold to the town the ngnt
to maintain an intake at the dnm 01"
Its water works on Hungary Hun. He
clnlmed that debris cleaned from the
water was being; thrown on valuable
land belonging to him. while it jould
he thrown on somebody else's land on
the other side, where It would do Ittlo
or no namago. An Injunction agalnnl
the town was refused.
The court also refused a writ of
error to Wolter Jennings, who was
convicted of breaking Into a car of
the Southern Railway for the purpose
or robbery. He was given eighteen
months in the penitentiary, to which
was added five years for the second
offense. The petition Is rather remark?
able In that It contains pracaltcalty
no argument for a now trial.
Tho nnse of the Washington-South?
ern Railway ugalnst Grovee's adminis?
trator, begun Tuesday, was arguod
yesterday by Creed M. Fulton and
Lewis IT. Machen for the appellee, and
by Hill Carter for, the appellant, and
This Thursday, November the thirtieth, nineteen
hundred and eleven, for so many various blessings
that this paper could not enumerate them. Chief
among them is the fact that we have the confidence
and esteem of our citizens, and that they appre?
ciate the stand which we take on public and private
Next Thanksgiving Day
we are going to be especially thankful that we have
YOU as a valued customer; but we don't want to
wait UNTIL THEN for that feeling. We would much
prefer to experience it on Friday or Saturday of this
week. This is our side of it, and we heartily believe
that in following our advice
You Will Be Thankful
American National Bank
of Richmond, Virginia.
Association Organized and /Will
'Be Chartered to Raise
Veterans, Daughters and Sons
Represented in List of
For the purpose of. carrying out
What was generally confessed to ho
n long-neglected duty on the part ??r
Richmond and Virginia and the South
I ?the erection in this city of an cquea
I trlan statue of General Thomas J.
Jackson, "The Stonewall Jackson
Monument Association" was organized
Inst night at a meeting of those In?
terested, held at Leo Camp Hall. The
offlcerB and directors were requested
to proceed at once ? to apply for a
charter to the State Corporation Com?
I As president of the association, there
was chosen by unanimous vote, Rev.
James Power Smith, D. 1)., the sur?
viving member of General Jackson's
staff. As ho will bo absent from tho
city for scvcrnl moiiios, Dr. Smith
I thought some other should be elected.
1 Hut General Chariots J. Anderson,
seconding his nominal I n, said that
should the association be organized,
and the South should hear that Dr.
Smith had not been elected president,
the members would ho unablo to ex?
plain. Dr. Smith .at last yielded.
Roll of Oniccrn.
Other officers are as follows: Judge
George L? Christian, first vice-presi?
dent, from Veterans; Mrs. Edgar D.
? Taylor, second vice-president, from
Daughters of the Confederacy; V?. j
Wltchor Keen, third vice-president,
from Sons of Veterans; Captain Wll- j
11am M. Myers, who began the present
movement, secretary; Elmore D.
Hotchklss, treasurer. Directors?D. C.
Richardson, J. Thompson Brown and
\V. S. Archer, of Rlclunonu and Major
William A. Anderson, of Lexington,
from veterans; Mrs. Norman V. Ran?
dolph, Miss Kate Mason Rowland. Mrs. j
Charles E. Boiling and Mlsg Annie I
Boykin. from Daughters of the Con?
federacy; General W. W. Sale, Colonel
John S. Horwood, Major T. M.
Wortham and Edwin P. Cox, from Sons
of Veterans.
It will be provided that wOien the
monument Is completed, It shall be
turned over to the Slate. Details of
securing the money?whether solely
from the General Assembly of Vlrglnln
or from the Legislatures of all South?
ern States, or from the public at large,
or from all theso sources?will be
worked out later.
Women Will Help.
Mrs. Randolph explained that the
Daughters of the Confederacy, as a
body, were pledged not to take up any
monumental work until the memorials
i at Shlloh and at Arlington are com?
pleted. However, members of this or?
ganization may do what they wish In?
dividually, and. ns .Mrs. Randolph re?
marked, probably by the time the other
monuments .vre off their hands, the
veterans will be in difficulties with the
Jackson statue, and the Daughters be
called upon to unravel the situation.
Frank S. Woodson, who wrote the
original articles on the subject two
years ago, said that the 5Uggostlon
came from W. Wltcher Keen, of this
I city. In recognition of this and of Mr.
Keen's activity, he was made a vice
Surrendering the gavel to President
James Power Smith, Temporary Chair?
man D. C. Richardson said that In or?
ganising an association to perpetuate
the memory of General Jackson, the
1 eyes of the South would be upon Dr.
i Smith.
Dr. Smith Speaks.
! The former captain and nlde-dp
I camp on Jackson's staff spoke briefly
of the subject that is always near his
I heart. He said that those present rep
I resented a great company of people
I of the city, the State and the South In?
terested in the project. He had found
' the sentiment for a Jackson statue
"Richmond," he said, "owes Jarkson
a great debt; Richmond owes It to her?
self to remember him. His Valley cam?
paign was In defense of this city. With
his little army, after reinforcement by
General Bwoll, poorly fed and poorly
clothed, he kept occupied in the moun?
tains of Virginia 100.000 men. Then,
coming to the Chickahominy, he helped
Lee drive away from Richmond an?
other 100,000 under McClellan. The
erection of a monument Is a great
duty which Richmond owes to history
and to those who come after us.
Neglected Duty.
"This city is alreudy distinguished
by Its monuments. Recently I read
in an English magazine a criticism of
the great number of monuments in
London, so mnny of them of men not
especially distinguished, and many
without taste n-nd without art. f do
not know of any in Richmond which
has been seriously criticized by compo
I tent persons. I am most Impressed with
? those which bear no name?tho How
I itzers 'Monument and that to tho pri
I vale soldlors and sailors; to these I
j bare my head when 1 approach. Then
I we have the three great equestrian
statues and monuments to Washing?
ton. Lee and Stuart. All arc to men
I worthy of t'hem, and go to the
I education and inspiration of our peo?
ple?all were bulU for Hie elevation
and benefit of our sons and daughters.
"I pray that wa may continue the
erection of monuments to men worthy
of 'them. I hope the. tlmo has come
when the long-negleoted obligation to
General Jackson may be accomplished."
Trocerd Against Delinquent*.
The names of sixty-two- delinquent cor?
porations Jn Virzi* a. which foiled to moka
a report tQ tho Internal Revenue Depart?
ment or their earnings for 1010, will be plac?
ed In the hands of the dintrict attorney to?
morrow for legal action. Most of theao con?
cern* ?re of minor Importance practically
all of those whose business Is of large pro?
portions having compiled with tho law at
an early date.
Marriage Llecnaen.
Marriage licenses were Issued yesterday In
the Huntings Court to George W. Oleason
.and Xex Whlttakor; Wllflar* Lee Beale and
1 Martha J.Prlddy; John J. Berry and Maude
A. Farmer, anil to Nelson If. Dudley and
Nannie H, Trlbblo.
Trustees Appointed.
An' order wob entered yesterday In the
City Circuit Court appointing C. E. Chand?
ler a trustee of Epworth Methodist Church,
South. In place of David 8, Willis, resigned.
Mrs. Burroughs III,
Mrs. J. R. P. Burroughs, for eighteen years
j the head of Bethany Orphans' Home, noar
1 Bon Air, da critically 111. There arc at j>res
I ont forty-eight children in the home..
Exclusive Overcoats
Of the choiest materials in light and heavy weights
for walking and automobile use.' Cold-proof and
Gans-Rady Company
Jewels Worth $1,500, Found on
Negro Prisoner, Stolen in
Discovering diamond rings valuod
at between ?1,000 and $1,500 on the
person of John Turner a slxtoon-year
old negro, Detective-Sergeants Wiley
and Kellsm yesterday morning solved
the mystery of a jewelry theft In Roa
noko on November 11, and charged the
young negro with tho crime.
The Jewelry, which has boo partial?
ly identities from the descrpltlon sent
out by the Roanoke police, was stolen
from the store of ,1. T. Hcncbry, 108 1-3
: Salem Avenue, Southwest, Roanoke.
Tho two detectives ha(| leurned that
i the negro was In town, and begun
their search for him early In the
morning. They sighted him on Droad
Street, and followed him for two hours.
All unsuspecting, the negro entered
a pawnshop on West Droud Street and
attempted to dispose of some of the
stolen loot. He put on a show of In?
dignation at first, but soon quietly
submitter to arrest. 11c was Imme?
diately taken to police headquarters,
where he was tioarched.
Tied up In a dirty handkerchief
twenty-three rings, of various prices,
were found. They wore poured out
on Captain McMahon's desk, and al?
most In the (beginning It was suspected
thut the Jewelry hud been stolen from
Roanoke. Tulccraph Inquiries settled
all doubt, and the negro will be held
for the Roanoke authorities.
i Turner at first stated that he had
come from L,ynchbur?j. letter he snid
that ho came from Jacksonville, Fla.,
nnd that n Jeweler In that city had
sent him to Richmond to sell the
rings. Further questions the boy re?
fused to answer. He was neatly
dressed, nnd talked Intelligently.
Prnlonjld litigation Anticipated Over
Barrien Inland.
Judge It. H. Li. Colchester, sitting yester?
day In the Law and Equity Court, entered
an order transferring the ease of Barnes
and Jones agalnrt the city of Richmond, for
possession of an island In James River, to
the Chancery Court. The qu'esllon of own?
ership of t)n> Inland will bo made an Issue
out of ehnneery for further determination.
Meanwhile tho city has possession. pro
teetitd by un Injunction restraining the
claimants from enforcing ejectment until
the chancery cause has been determined.
Unique Insurance Case Argued
Before Federal Court of
Whether n policy of fire Insurance
Issued by a local agent of the Insurer
to himself upon his own properly with?
out nottllcailon by him to the Insurer
of that fact is Ifo'ndlng upon the In?
surer will be a question for the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals to de?
This court yesterday heard argu?
ment In the case of the Spring Garden
Insurance Company, of Philadelphia,
plaintiff In error, against T. Gilbert
Wood, who sites for the benefit of him?
self, the Ronnoko Sheet Metal Com?
pany nnd J. D. Wood; In error to the
Circuit Court tit Richmond.
'*\i 1909 Wood, the Richmond agent
of tho Insurance company, took out a
policy for $2,500 on the .Uaytokah Inn
at Burkevllle, Vn., a hotel which he
owned. It 1b claimed that he failed to
notify the insurance company of the
action, nnd it resisted payment on the.
policy when the building was de?
stroyed by fire.
Causo w;is argued by George Bryan,
of this city, for the plaintiff in error,
nnd George E. Caskle and James R.
Casklc, of Dynchbtirg. for the defend?
ant In error, nn<i submitted.
The following judges were in at?
tendance: Circuit Judges Goff and
Rrltchnrd and District Judges Mc?
Dowell, Connor nnd Smith.
James R. Caskle, of Dyuchburg, wns
admitted to practice.
To-day will be. observed as a holiday
by the court, It having adjourned \tntl!
to-morrow morning (it 10:30 o'clock.
Marriage Ueeime-i.
Washington ? November 29.?Marriage li?
censes have been Issued to the following:
Charles H. Bonsloy. Jr., and Mary S. Ncls
ter, both of I-ynchburg. Vn.; Douglas T.
Clrav, of this city, and Mary P. Potts, of
Wcedonsvllle. Vn.; llnrry A. Hetnlcy and
Annie Brown, both of Culpeper, Vn.: Edwin
W. Crimes, of Herndon. Va., and Sarah F.
Hnrding. of this city; Edmund P. Eiliott.
of BufTalo, N. Y.. nnd Evelyn A. Mncklin
mle, of Norfolk, Va.; William E. Creel nnd
Clrnce T.. Payne, both of Vernon Mills, Va.;
Thomas W. I>ewis nnd Carrio M. Beale. both
of Mitchells, Vn.; Thomns It. Denn and
Agnes Z. Hylse. both 'of Bailey's Cross
Roads. Vn.
Associated Charities Provides
Cheer?Deficit Will Be
Removed. ,
Thanksgiving Day will not be with?
out Its festive noto for tho city's poor,
j 1'ractlcally all of tho charitable or
j ganlzatlons. headed by the Associated
I Charities, will sor.d special baskets.
? and, In many Instances, regular turkey
I dlnncrB, with cranberries on the side,
to deserving families who, as far as
I the ordinary comforts of life arc con?
cerned, havo little to ho thankful for.
Unlike the cose during tho Chrlsl
| nins holidays, no organized effort will
be made to reach ovary notdy family
In the city. It has been tho practlco on
that occasion for a number of years
to provide every person without the
means of obtnlning It with a genuine
Christmas dinner, and with toys Tor
tho children, and the same work will
bo undertaken this year. To-day tho
organizations will content themselves
by r-rovlding only those families who
have unusual clulms on charity. Under
, tho supervision of the Associated
Churltles n large number of wealthy
? inon and women of the clly have un?
dertaken to help certain needy families
I through the winter months and these
I will lnvarla<bly gladden their charges
with the turkey dinners, which have
come to be recognized us peculiar to
the orcaslon.
Tho menu at the Associated Chari?
ties building will be utnplllled for the
midday meal, and the sojourncrs with?
in Its hospitable walls will sit down to
a repast containing many of the
goodies which their grandmothers used
to make. Tho Salvation Army will do
likewise, nnd In uddltlnn will send out
many bnokets to Its special charges.
At association headquarters, Kour
; teenth nnd "ranklln StreetB, Superin?
tendent James Buchanan stated yester?
day that the appeal recently made pub?
lic through the newspapers for con?
tributions to remove the deficit of
Jl.'JOO under which the association was
labnrl. ., hus met with a liberal rc
I sp?nne and that the deficiency will be
I met satisfactorily. More than 11.000
! a month, he said, is now required to
' carry on the work, with tho prospect
? of a*large Increase in expense an soon
us the snow begins to fall und culls
i for help become more numerous.
Onln of 94{lt580.51 I? .November Over
Snme .Mouth of I.nst Yrnr.
A sain of |K?.M?.M was made in the col?
lection* of duty at the Klehmnnd custom
house for the month ending to-day o^ er the
corresponding month of lnsi year. This big
Increase is a certain indication that lllen
mond Is growing us an Import centre. The
Intal duly received for the month was f!T.
IfAj-o. while that for November, 19W, waa
?11.S79,?. _
Itudium Spray Company, of Virginia (Inc.),
Goes to thr Wall.
The following petitions In voluntary bank
rupiev were died yesterday In the office of
the (jerk of the United States District
Tho Radium Spray Company, of Virginia
? Inc. I; liabilities, $013.41, and assets. $*,30&,16,
which consist solely ?f debts due on open
accounts. Tin- petition wus filed by the
company's president, V?*. It. Benton.
.1. W. McLaren, n guard at the Stale Pcnl
toniary; llablllles. 1-411.M. and assets, 11,3ft.
Westminster. Tresbytrrlan Congregation Dis?
poses of Old Lot.
An order whs entered yesterday In the
City Circuit Court authorizing the trustees
of Westminster I'resbyterlan Church to sell
the present church property, located at
Orovo Avenue and Kim Streets, fronting
sixty-five f"tt nine inches on Drove Avenue,
to W. 1". Smith for J96 per front fool, the
lot running back 13? feet lo an alley. The
building Is retained by the church, and I"
to be removed from the lot on or before
.March 15, lid'-', and the. proceeds from the
sule of the lot to be used In payments on
the building of a new church on l'ark Avc
? nue.
New York to Bermuda
liotiutl Trip, $10.00 and upwards.
j ROfl Unat Mnln Street, Itlclimnnd, Vn.
Will You Eat Your
Thanksgiving Dinner
Under a Roof of
G. M. Co.'s "Pearl"
Roofing Tin?
Gordon Metal Co.
Rchmond, Va.
"Richmond's gas holder capacity
increased from 700,000 cubic ft in
1901 to 2,600,000 cubic ft. in 1911.
Richmond Advertisers' Club.

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