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This Store W III Not Be Open Any Night Before Christmas
The Store of the Christmas Spirit"
A Splendid Line of
Here for Women and Children
The famous "Daniel Green" line, for which we are
headquarters, furnishes a wonderfully complete Held
of choice for those seeking useful though inexpensive
tokens for 'yuletide." very appropriate, and a pair
of these will be sure of appreciation.
JULIETS?Made of hem grade
romfv folt and richly trimmed
in fur: soft. b?ltlng leather
?oles; colors, green, Muck, brown
and wine, low heels,
per pair .
satin nofuoin surruns
_ThcKe aro fery attractive:
thev have qulltod lining and
lorK" s=HU pom-pom?; colors:
gold; white, blue, pink, lav
?nd?r and black, per
Children's SUea in the abovo
goode are obtainable fl? 1 /> r\
here ot Toe pair and . . ?P 1 *\J \J
FANCY TRIMMED COMFY
MOCCABINS?Made of best grade
comfy felt; thick curded wool,
inner soles; colors: osford, grey
wine. old rose. pink. blue
and lavender, por
I t It T1UMMEO nOMF.OS?
Mail? of extra good Krad? of
comfy felt, with soft, flexible,
leather, ioles and low heels:
colors: hlaok wine and <J?-| f\f\
brown, per pair .Cpi.UU
Fur Trlutmed Juliets of Rood
grade fell, in black and QC?
rod: special at .0?JC.
Reckless Use of Roads Respon?
sible for Move to Require
Efforts wlH be mads at the coming
session of the General Assembly to se?
cure the paasnge of a law requiring
elimination ana license for every por
,-om w!io operates ah automobile on the
piiiilic highways ot Virginia. The idea
1* that an examining board ho consti?
tuted for this purpose, to havf regu?
lar examinations, perhaps in different
se.tion.s of the State.
It Is fully realized that Mich n course
? IM entail rcu.--lder.4ble trouble and ex
psnso m thosa who drive machines,
but the number of deaths and accidents
which have resulted from rnrclos?
driving have caused ?omei people, who
have heconic ixitspernted to move for
surh a law.
Once secured, the license would be
renewable ftom year to year without
re-examination, and it would be revo?
cable for cause. In all probability, an
age limit would-'be fixed-?perhaps at
eighteen ytjars, 'jtlVhough there are
those u'bn Iv'otfld "require the driver to
he more than twenty-one?hs In N \\v
York state. ??
Such a hoard. It 1? contemplated,
would also hnve the Issuance of
['licenses on automobiles, taking this
'?ranch of duty from the ollice of the
Secretary of the Commonwealth. Not
desiring that this should be a large
revenue producer, but only to fix re?
sponsibility by requiring each driver to
demonstrate his knowledge, the ties
for ll<eii.so would ho probably small.
Clrriill t otiii of VpPrnU
..?Hn.U with Circuit, Judges t!
srd und District .IikIf-k Ah l?
There were no CMC? nrgued
held a conference session itpi
fore argued na?l remaining u
C*fc in voll to-day: No.
Davis, Oolites preen and llf
Company, plaintiffs In error
f-eybold, defendant it. error;
circuit Court at t'hiilppl, v
. K-siiinent; to be nrgued by
,'- K. D. Talbotl and i: D lb
und George lj. p,?, at (ills
plaintiffs In etr.-t. and b> V
?s Alvey nrot her*. .T^ai.
niond. ard the putt of
tasj.ijAi.i xmx?r-i BUMS
GEIS NO PERMIT
Pekin Must Remain Closed
Until New Wiring Is
Permission for reopening the I 'ok i u
moving picture theatre, damaged by
(Ire i>n Saturday night, was refused
yesterday by Electrical Inspector T. W.
B?wry, Hie proprietors being notified
thai before it could ugain be used ?11
of the electric installation would have
to be brought up to the requirements
of the electrical codi- for theatre In?
stallation, which practically means rar I
wiring throughout. Mr. Howry said
last night thai the wiring In the build
Ins had nover been satisfactory, but
that he bad lacked authority to order]
it closed. Now thai it Is closed by
reason of a lire, caused by the short
circuiting of electric wires, tin.- direct?
ly to defective installation, the Elec?
tric Department has the upper hand
and will Withhold permission ior again
opening the pluyhousc tintll all ot the!
wiring is brought up to code require?
The theatre is at .Madison and Broad j
Streets, and Is largely patronized by |
negroes, a near-panic haying been oc- ?
eiistoned by an explosion In the Him
loom last Saturday night.
DAYLIGHT HOLD UP
Mrs. Steinbrech Bobbed of ??!'> While!
Qilirtly Driving Through Street.
Following th?- hold-ups repmted on Satur?
day' nlshi ai>;l Sunday, two more, one Of
which ira'i committed In the open day. were I
reported la the police .yesterday.
Mrs. J,. Steliihroi'h, of the Meclianlcsvlllo
Turnpike, was robbed ,,f a pocketuook. con?
taining tic. near the I'.lchmohd Brunch ut
lho American Locomotive Coinpnjiy as ihe
?rni uii hci nay home yesterday morning.
A hinal! light-colored negro lumped Into her
i.uggy and tiiiitehed the pursu before the
knew what he was about Mr wan pilrsued
for u ?hon distance on Hoxpltal street l>y
.>rnl ivhlle men, but managed 16 cludo
Mrs. T. H. Johnson, of US'; West Clay.!
Street, was Mtrprlsiid by a hits negro as sin
a.is- i.ii jier way down to the kitchen, lie
Ktiii< k her twice In making Ids escape, and
site !??:; iiriconKCloUil t.. the ttoor. Police re
?<.? ?on ai i Ii .-,I. but f..m.d no elite other
HAS HUSBAND ARRESTED
tieorge llopr Charged tvltti Interfering Willi
j l'h*-h-lan Attending His Wife.
i .r?- Hope wai arrested Ian night on a
)i'haig< oi Interfering with Dr. Crowgey. of
j the i it> umhulum c lunn, who was attend
. Im Hup?/? wife .11 tin tlni'.. It was stated
j at the Klr.1t Station that Mr*. Hope was
j '< ?>?-! '?'Uli cunvtisUiiis and thai ulille Br.
U'rnivgrj wui unending he.l tho husband nt
I tVinpU'd t<. Interfeif. Hop,- ?a? taken Into
i uatud) ;.i I'ollciiuin l.esr.
-h"i I.ugh riilgli.
Judgmriil It) i onsenl.
iidginent by honaciil nu? entered in ! lite
iv Op-cult Court ynterday in the case ,,f
,'Jarpllue MY William? .administratrix oi
?lohn Thomas, against .1.. Ifinry Miller
i in.-, i W. i.
AfcMiiltrd With llolllr.
Mure OiiU Might,
additional inVmb,? wer? ivr
I into the woman'* Order ,?f
ctlng iitiu ui Mtirphy'i iiutol
EOR BIG MEMORIAL
Philadelphia Firm to Construct
Building for Confederate
LANDSCAPE ARTIST CHOSEN
Grounds to Be . Beautified.
Structure to Be Completed
Within One Year.
Contracts were awarded last night
for the erection Of the Confederate Me?
morial Institute, which is soon to he
hallt In this city, to he the oirtcla! re?
pository' forever of mementoes of the
Confederate States of America. The
building proper go?? to Motr.ger &
Wells, a contracting and building firm
of Philadelphia, at a price of (90,629.
which Is the' lowest bid.
The structure Is to be completed
within twelve months from the time
of signing the contract, which will be
within a fow days. This practically
moans that it must b? turned over com?
plete by January 1. 1?13.
The. contract for the cleetrlo wiring,,
telephone connections and gas pipes
went to W. B. Catlett & Co., of this
. itv. at Sl'.ISO, while that for the heat?
ing and ventilating was given to W. B.
Longworth, at JT.PSl.
CqaUDt VP* Sontlicrn Marble.
To the regret of the executive com?
mittee of the Confederate Memorial
Association. It will be Impossible to
hav.e the building put ur? out of Pouih?
ern marble. By extensive advertising,
It has been attempted to get bids cov?
ering the use of t'hls material at such
o; price as was within the committee's
reach. However, the result was thai
th? difference between the lowest bid
Including the use of Southern marble
and tin? bids In general was no less
than $10.000. The same result was at?
tained at the first bidding, when, tinder
the original plans, the sum nSteed for
eonstructlon out of this material for
eh > bare building was greater than the
committee bad on hand for every pur?
A handsome stone will he used?the
best that can bo secured for the money.
The interior will be. finish ?d In marble.
11 Is believed by (he committee that
the Institute will ho one of the most
beautiful or its hind In the entire coun?
It was decided that !n the main hall,
opposite Lhe* entrance, a Confederate
battleflag .shall be worked Into the wall
itself, as near the natural colors as
i Dssible, and all of marble. Around the
fries* in the entrance hall will bo
placed the shields of the thirteen Con?
Looking to the beautifying of !he
grounds, the committee sleeted Warren
P. Manning, Of Boston, as Its landscape
artist. It will he hts duty to make
tb'e park surrounding t-hc Confederate
Memorial Institute the most attractive
ami beautiful In the cltv or Richmond.
Plans have not been worked out In thts
direction, although the committee has
given Mr. Manning Its general idea of
what the appearance should be.
Members ?f the committee present
were General Robert White. Wheeling,
IV. Va.!, chairman; TJoutenant-Governor I
J. Taylor Ellyson, president of the Con-!
federate Memorial Association: Colonel I
I. M. Itickev. of Washington, end
Judge Georsre L. Christian. The meet?
ing was hehl In the ofTlec of Lleuten
Iii?* l.nnte Lot.
The plot of ground on which the
building Is to be erected has a front?
age of 379 feet on the Boulevard, and
extends back between parallel streets
730 feet. The main entrance will be
placed at least 100 feet from the street I
line. The central portion of the lot i
will be sufficiently elevated to allow a !
gradually descending grade from the I
holding In all direction?, the descent i
to the Boulevard being about live feet.
in the structure will he placed Con?
federate relics, paintings publications,
manuscripts and sculpture. It I? to be
on t'.-.e order of a small museum and |
art gallery combined, and Is intended j
to be the ftr.al place of custody, in all !
generations which shall com?, for col?
ic.Hons of memorials to the Lost
Cause. The style is of dignified monu?
mental character, and It Is to bs abso- ,
The grounds; it is hoped, will con- j
tain n series of statues contributed by I
rhe Slates of the Confederacy to such I
heroes of the struggle as they sev- j
erally de.-irc to honor.
Joiut session T?-Morrow Ninht to Klert Fire
Because of important meetings of the
Council Committees oh Finance and Ordi?
nance. Charter and rteform. called for to?
night, the mectim; of the Hoard of Alder
moot hilf been postponed until to-morrow
night. Preceding the mentlng of the Hoard
of Aldermen there will be a Joint session
of tho tw,-, branches of the City Cotinoll foi
election ol a member of the Roard of Fire
(.'ommisiloncri from Washington Ward t?;
sure.I Ocorgn K. Oary. whose death oc?
curred a few weeks ago. T1k- ward dele?
gation Is reported lo be divided, and the
names o- ihre? candidates will be presented.
The) arc Walte: l>. Franklin, auditor o(
the Merchants National Honk: John '/..
Walker, rales manager of the Standard OH
Company, and Ii. L Toiiey, proprietor of a
niovlng-ptcture t heatre.
Both the committees on Finance and or?
dinance, Charter and Reform have Impor?
tant paper.- pending for consideration lo
nlght. it ?li; be the duty 61 the Ordinance
Committee to take up ihr rearrangement o*
I.Im t liiinf In accordance with the new
plan -if redtslrletlng the city.
! The Finance Committee will have up the
I ordinance Increasing the pay of the women
j teachers o! the elementary grade?.
?liidiiiiirnt by Consent.
' In the 'AM" of Hugh Dickinson against .1.
? Henry Miller Mm . i, Judgment woi entered
i by content yesterday In the suiii of |i.V>.
; Dickinson, a seventeen-year-old boy, was
employed "., lib new government post-office
: building, and suffered a severe fall. Me nl
t lesed that bis employer did not provide n
: ?ufflubiilly ?safe scaffolding on which ho
I vuuid work.
TOLD BY CHECKS
Colored Depositors of Busted
Bank Get a Few Cents
From the Wreckage.
SOME NOT WORTH POSTAGE
But 27. Cents on Dollar Is Paid
After Deducting Regular
. Court Fees.
Acting under a decreo ot the Chan?
cery Court, a. J. Chewnlng. Jr.. receiver
of the Nickel Savings Bank, which
failed a year ago, is prepared to-day
to distribute checks to the depositors.
But some of these checks are mighty
small. Tho bank, which was located
on Church Hill, was operated by ne?
groes, and while there was nothing
criminal connected with Its failure,
how it ever managed to survive, as
long as It did la one of those llttlo
llnanelal mysteries no man can solve.
When It went under there was about
128,000 on deposit, the savings and tho
.scrapings of colored people who had
been 'aught that thrift was one of
the great blessings. They don't think
so now. Mr. Chewnlng said last night
that there are about !>00 checks to
be sent out. the total amount aggre?
gating about $7,300.
tiet 27 Cent? on the nollnr.
After the exponses ot tho litigation
are deducted the negroes will got 27
cents on the $1, their losses thus far
amounting to fl?.&OO, or thereabout.
There Is still some real estate to be
sold and some bills receivable, which
will not an additional 10 per cent, on
the |1. no after all the depositors think
they have come out hotter than their
friends in the bank of the True lie
But these chcrks will not bo mailed.
The oxponso Is too great, so 11 swarm
of colored people will Invade the ofn
of Mr. Chewnlng In thr Tim?? Build?
ing to-day. The largest check Is for
Jl?O; the smallest Is Tor 2 cents. In?
deed, there are at least 100 check!:,
each representing a sum less than 75
cents, und there are more %\ checks
than there uro $100 checks.
Had State t'hnrlrr.
In many respects the Nickel Savings
Hank was Hie most remarkable of all
those chartered by the State of Vir?
ginia. It was organized iM 1 s'j7 with a
capital stock of 110.000. frequently
It had as much as $30.000 011 deposit.
Notes wcro discounted, bail paper was
accepted, per cent. Interest was paid. I
and th'- 'business Jogged along, the ,
officers not knowing that Ihey were j
skating on very thin Ice. But they
ha,i faith, even it" they were Ignorant.
To show the extent of this. It. T.
Mass. the cushler, had $300 of his I
own money on doposlt when the bank
gave up the ghost. Had he thought
that he wag so near ruin he might
have .saved It. but he didn't. At all
events, ho was honest, and he was hurl
along- with tho rest.
Anno WiiHteil on Mnmpw.
About a year ago the dark cloud.-;
swept down near tho roof of th- little j
haul;. President It. l\ Tamil, i'a.al.-r
Bass and the board of directors realized
then that they were up against lt. |
They decided to go to court, on lie-;
comber 11. 1010. judge Orlnnan ap-I
pointed a receiver, and on December
14, 1911. an order w/ts.entered direct?
ing Itceclvcr Chewnlng to distribute ]
what ho could. There had boon a big
struggle In those twelve months to |
save every cent possible for tho colored 1
people. None Is being wasted now 011
postage stamps. Of course, 11 stump is
Cheaper than a street car ticket from I
Church Hill, but there isn't any good |
business sense, it Is claimed. In pHying
'1 cents lor a postage stump to mBlj
a Utter containing a ?-cent cheek,
and small profit still when the face
value of the cheek Is r, cents.
Thought HnnU Wim Solid.
The men and women who will re?
ceive the larger amounts will bo a
'Sit more happy than those w,ho receive
;. cents, but every dime will count, for
Christmas Is near. Aside from the
financial loss. It is feared that this
experience will discourage the negroes
and get that Idea of thrift out of 1
their heads. Vet they naturally as- I
sinne,! that the Nickel Ravings Hank
was solid. They pointed to the fact!
tiiat it was conducted under n charter
issued by the great Slate of Virginia.
True. It had a measly little capital,
and While Its policy was conservative,
too, many worthless notes were dis?
counted, and the working margin wan
too close. Twenty-throe thousand dol?
lars was thrown to the winds when
it tailed, but out of tho wreckage
j; SOO was saved, and JH.f.OO may yet
be saved from the real estate and hills
receivable. This will bring the amount
paid depositors up to 37 cents on the
dollar. It may ho a little more and It
may be a little less.
Chancery fuses Thirty Yearn Old Dismissed
by Judge Scott.
Four ancient chancery causes, having to
do with the receivership of the old Rich?
mond aifl Allegheny llallroad Company and
ih. various (sines of bonds of tin predeces?
sor, the James River nnd Kannwha Cinnl
Company, were stricken from tin- docket .if
the City Circuit Court yesterday undej Hie
five-year law, no motion bavin* bren made
by the parties within that pi-Hod. Thu
rapes were styled:
Joseph Bryan und others against Ulis
Rlelimnml and Alleghany Railroad Company
(I. W. Mitchell ?- Company and othe-s
ngain?t the Richmond and Allegheny Com?
pany and others.
James M. fpHler and othsra against the
.Inns River Kanawha Com pa-.v 1 nd
William A. Haddon and others against
the James River nnd Kar.awha. Company.
Clark McDonald and others against the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company,
and the- Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com
Some of the suite have been pending for
more than thirty years, and have to do
with the properties which have long since
passed under reorganisation Into the hands
I i.f the ChcsnpeakQ and Ohio Railway Com?
MWW.WBMMMMMB1^ I In*'I II11 IiHiI'iI WIIIIL
THERE IS "A MONEYLOGUE" j
On page 55 of the Saturday Evening Post which is well worth m
the reader's attention. It tells in verse what we try so often
10 impress with plain prose--how some man on nine
hundred "per" thinks he would he able to save on twelve
hundred; when that salary comes he looks forward to the
time it will he eighteen hundred. When he gets that he is
perfectly sure that on twenty-five hundred he could make
hot It ends meet. Then, with the advanced snlary, he finds ' I
it just as hard to "afford things" or save a cent?and so
on tip (lie scale. B
A man's salary is not always the most vital question; It is
the type of man.
The American National Bank
of Richmond, Virginia, .
\\lll help increase the savings from ANY SALARY with 3
Per Cent. Compound Interest, and will render every man n
SECURITY AND SERVICE.
Judge Scott Forced to Halt
Argument Until To-Mor
BOARD FILES ITS ANSWER
Declares That It Meant No Dis-'
respect to Court in Second
brdiiSht'h^.hS ?contcmPl Proceedings
c- ought by the Commonwealth of Vlr
r.t V\'Vnf;a'nst members of the Board
i&P.iructo,s ?f "10 Virginia State Pep
lientlary, growing out of the removal
?,,,-?~C "rl?8 V' Carrlnifton na prison
MJigeon, was partly hoard yesterday
?n ?"?,on- ?nd 11,0 cusc continued un
,'!' "ednosduy. ns Judge Scott, of the
Shiii-Ft-SSi* Co,,rt' h?? other matters
scheduled for to-day. By consent, the
jecords In the various litigations grow
ing out of the Carrlngton matter wero I
placed In evidence, ho that the present
proceeding goes straight to the root of
the whole Issue?whothor thu board r.f
the Penitentiary bus the power and
was within Its rights In removing the
surgeon from ollloo.
Miles M. Mnrtln. B. B. Thomason and
John B. Minor appcurcd for Dr. Cnr
rington. and Attorney-General Wil?
liams and Richard Evelyn Byrd for the
Snjr? Action In Final,
_.T>?,? argument of Attorney-General !
? llllnms yesterday nftcrnoon was an
exhaustive review of the entire con-'
troversy, in the course of which be
cited many authorities to support his
contention that the prison board watt
within Its rights irt removing tho sur- I
goon, and that having that specific Ju
Idadictlon bv statute, its action was not '
subject to review and reversal by the
Circuit court of the city of Richmond.
Dr. Carrlngton was summnrlly re?
moved by the prlHon hoard on October I
31 last. He applied to Judge Scott
arid obtained a writ of mandamus com?
pelling his reinstatement oh the
ground that he had beeil removed with?
out duo notlco or hearing. The board
has appealed from this order of re?
instatement, but pending the time it
I would tube effect, nnd without conced?
ing the right of the court to reinstate
i the surgeon who had been deposed, the!
board served notice on Dr. Carrlngton. j
and .after live day- held a meeting, and |
for n second time removed hint?this
lime from the oftlce to which he had
been reinstated by order of the court.
Dr. Carrlngton's attorneys held this
proceeding to be contempt of court,
and a rule was Issued returnable yea- 1
tcrdny atralnst James l\ I'niton. .Sam- J
liel Cohen. W. B. Bradley. Luthor U |
Sicherer and F. Gerald Strittton to show,
cause why they should not be punished
Charge I? Insubordination.
In filing n writton answer to the I
rule Issued bv the court attorneys for
tho board ret forth the proceedings j
already had. including the serving of
notlco and the dn<- removal of Dr. Cur- i
ilngton from office, thus meeting the
objection raised by the court thai bis!
former removal had been without duo 1
notice and hearing-. The board stales
In Its reply that after this hearing It
removed Dr. <'a rlangten "for acts of In?
subordination, which, in the opinion
j anil Judgment of the board ami upon
I an Investigation by them, constituted
In conclusion the board assures the
court that It meant no disrespect to |
I the court, having no Intention of act?
ing In disregard of court orders, but
that it was advised by counsel and In?
ferred from the previous order of tho]
court. 118 well ns from the statute.;
that it bad the right, upon notice and
Investigation, to remove the aurgooii
for inisb'ehavior. and that such proceed- .
ing whs entirely within the discretion
of the hoard. The answer further j
mites that cilice there are many bun- ,
deeds of desperate and lawless man
confined In the penitentiary, tho dis- [
Clpllnc must be almost military lli!
character, and should the board permit
the slightest insubordination among
Its ollicera, discipline could not be
maintained and the gravest results
would follow. I
It Is anticipated that when Judge
Seott hands down his decision In this
case, ho will also decide the pending
mandamus proceeding!?'of Dr. Currlng
ton agninsl the Stale Auditor Of Pub?
lic Accounts for collection of salary
since October 31, the day of his llrst .
PLANS FOR EXHIBIT
Directors Soon lo Select IttisJnca? Mnii-;
ncrr nnd Arrange Detail*.
Directors of the Manufacturers' Ex?
hibit will hold their first meeting since
tho enterprise was chartered In the
Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. |
Under the charter the government of
the corporation Is vested In a board j
of directors which is expected to choose
a business manager to take direct
charge of tho work. While no state?
ment was mad..- as to the nature of
the business that will come up be?
fore the board Thursday, it i.s expected
, that the question of the selection of
a business manager anil the Using of
his salary will ho among tho matters
I that will be discussed.
The question of it site for the build?
ing which Is to be the headquarters
I of the corporation, placed in the
hands of a special committee some
weeks ago, will bo taken Up nnd re?
ports on the matter heard. The meet?
ing will be presided over by ??
Brown president of the exhibit. Julien
II. Hill Is secretary and treasurer.
' Crutchfleld Dry Cleaning and Dye Works
(Inc.!. l.ynt-hhurg. Va. E. II. Criitchfleld.
president; Leon Coodman. vice-president; T.
J. Powell, secretary nnd treasurer?nil of
?Lynchburg. Va. Capital: Maximum. $15.0?;
minimum, $.'."'.?0. object: Cleaning and
Itoahokc Clgnr Company cine). Roanoke,
Va. II. R. Jackson, president; - A. Bear;
vice-president; J. A. Jackson, secretary and
treasurer-all of Roanoke, Va. capital:
Maximum, J5.0CO; nilntimiin, $1,000. Objcet:
Phlllips-Pntteson Company (Inc.), Rich?
mond. A. Ii. Phillips, president; Henry It.
Pollard, vice-president; W. P. Pntteson,
secretary and treasurer-all of Richmond.
Capital: Maximum, 5.v>,Coi); minimum, Sl.".,
tAfi. Object: Brokerage and commission
Lynehblirg Abattoir Company fine), Mad?
ison Height*, Va. It. Blnnklnshlp; -presi?
dent; It. D. Martin, vice-president; W. P.
Miller, secretary and treasurer?nil of
Lynch burg, Va. Capital: Maximum. (23,0?;
minimum, $.'i.Ovt>. Object: Conduct a
Amendment was issued to the charter of
Ihc Interstate System nnd Index Company
(Inc.), Ilosslyn, Va., increasing its cap
Itlil from JlO.i?) to |h".,00O.
Subject to Demurrer.
In ihc ease of W. I. Johnson nfiainst the
Virginia Railway and Power Company, tried
yee'e--lay In the Law und Bqulty Court, a
viii diet wan returned by Ihe Jury In the
sun: of ?*(0. subject to the opinion of thd
r.o'irt on a demurrer entered by the defend?
Henry .1. Johnson, u carpenter, yejt.Td.iy
filed n petition In voluntary bankruptcy In
tho office of the clerk of the United States
District-Court. Iiis liabilities'' amount to
}:,W1.G0, while he clalmi no assets,
Gifts of Merit and Distinction
If y?u arc going to give him a Suit, Overcoat or Rain-'
coat, or any other article of wearing apparel, let it be selected'
from our stock. It will be doubly appreciated, because our'
merchandise is known by all for its exclusivcness and supe?
riority. If your selection should happen to be the wrong size,
we will take pleasure in exchanging it after Christmas.
GAS BILL IS HELD
City Wins Contention That It
May Withhold Supply Until
It Is Settled.
rcvpii wlicn the owner of it building
bad no knowledge of a bill for gas
contracted by a sublessee, the city may
refuse to furnish gns to a future lessee
until the bill against the property !?
paid, according to tho Supremo Court
of Appeals, which yesterday refused
to ullow an appeal In tho case of Peter
K. Mayo against Joseph M. Shelton,
Was Inspector of Itlchmond. Mr. Mnyo
had applied to the Chancery Court for a
mandamus to compel tho turning on of
tho pas, but It was refused and he ap?
pealed without result.
Tho petitioner sots forth that he is
the owner of the property at Til East
Main Street. In 1905 ho leased It to IMds
&. Co.. a concern composed of I. hi.
Shepherd and others. This firm rclel
the building to A. 11. Urnce," who con?
ducted .1 restaurant, Bruce. It appears,
contracted a gns bill of $45.67. which
remains unpaid. All Mils was unknown
to Mr. Mnyo until In 1910, when ho
leased the property to other parties,
who asked that the gas be turned on,
which the city refused to do in face
of tho unpaid hill.
Asking for the writ of jnnndamu*,
he set forth that the charterer the city
could not ninko him responsible for the
bill, because the city iis a gas fur?
nisher stood in the same position -is
a private concern operating a public
service utility; Otherwise, he said. In or?
der to rent his property, he must pay a
debt which tho city rould not other?
wise enforce, and has apparently made
no effort lo collect from Rruee. Tho I
city, therefore, he argued, was relying '
upon the authority of an act not no- j
thorixed by its charter, to Insure itself
against the negligence of iis own offi?
cials by working a hardship on the
real estate owner.
In his reply. Shelton said the peti?
tioner had a rodrcsr. against the les?
sees, who had apparently rclel tho
property without the written consent
of the owner. He also quote* provif
lona of Hie city ordinances.
RUSH AT POST-OFFICE
Holiday Mnll Which Pour*. In la Ad?
The Christmas rush a: the po/t-ofiVc
began in earnest yostcrdny. Despite
the fact that it was not expected until
lo-duy or to-morrow, all departments
w? re read-.- to handle the great amount
of outgoing mall matter.
The demands upon the registry divi?
sion wer.- gronter than upon any other
department, but there was not tho
Slightest congestion. With additional
clerks and carriers, the- situation was
Postmaster Edgar Allan, Jr., held a
< onfereno? yesterday afternoon with
the superintendents of nil departments,
and every detail In connection with
speedily handling the Incoming and
outgoing malls during the holidays
was arranged for. Cnless therj i*
.some unforeseen obstacle, there will
be no trouble In giving enVlent service
to the public.
Saves IBs Mother.
Aroused by sinoke filling his room. Joseph
Purvis, of 1T17 Vcnablo .Street, awoke yes?
terday morning- to Und the liouso afire. He
made Immediate eearch for his mother,
whom lit found In danger of sufforatlon.
ami earrlrd her out to a. place of safety.
Then he ran to the First Police Station and
gave the alarm. The fire was extinguished
' within half an hour. The main damage
was to the furniture.
I A topalr permit was Issued yesterday In
tier office of the Building Inspector to I-'.
[ A Saunders, Jr.. to repair a brick garage
' In rear of >yi| West Franklin Street, to cort
Light and Electricity Depart?
ments Playing at Cross
At a meeting of the Council Com?
mittee on Electricity last night a for?
mal communication was received from
tho Council Committee on Light to the
general effect that members of thai
committee had ordered Installed about
twenty-two additional gas lamps In
all sectlous of the city. The cost of
this Installation would be about jv:ij,
while the Superintendent of the Gar
Works was Informed by Superintend?
ent Traflord of the Electric Plant that
Incandescent electric lights could he
Installed at a ooRt qf $300, a saving
to tho city of $500. The answer of the
Electricity Committee wan that It hud
no funds for thin purpose, but that .toe
paper Hinild hi tiled and lamps Install?
ed When funds wire available im;, i
yar. if gns tumps have.not been .put.
up mean while by the' other- department.
Several members of the commit l?-'>:
protested lhal the Committee on Elgin
was Just now entering Into a coi?ra'et
f?r renting ornamental gas lamps tit.
113,600 a year per l.oou lamps, the an?
nual rental being almost sufficient to
drop electric lights wherever there uVo
gas lamps at present, while the after
cost of maintenance would be almost
Complaint was made thai many gas
lamps burn all day: thai the sontrac
tor'8 men light them uno extinguish
t im hi whenever they sc.- tit. and regard
less of the waste of gas. ami thill g.nf
lamps nt present arc placed hapHaxurd,
several being grouped III our alley,
while some dark alleys hnvc no light
Whatever, the method for many yeii'ra
having been to place a gas lamp
wherever a member of the Light Com?
mittee, desired. rcgnrdlesn of the need
or" of the cost of Installation.. or of tlio
re<|ulretncnls "f other localities.
Maril.'gi lle.-n.ies were ,.l?urd vetterdu.y
la i!'. Hustings"'Court to Uertb" 1 Wehl or
and Juiia Iteif; llobett T. Mill <?*'.! Jr.d Lllh)
Adelaide Newton! John William Hinltll and
Willie linden, and t.j ullvAr Mcgi KeplCf
ami 1 //;?? Wilson W'oodsori._
21, 25, 31, 1911, and January 1. 1012.
Final limit, January 8, 1912.
CHHISTMAS HOLIDAY KATES
On sale December 15. IS. 17, 21, 22, 23,
The Itlehmond Transfer Company,
SOU East Main Street,
Jefferson Hotel, Murphy's Hotel.
Is the Croamiryr
On January 2d next 1,500 of Rich?
mond's traveling salesmen will
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