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IN SUPREME COURT -_ Oil Company Attacks Constittt- | tioiiality of North Carolina I Statute. STATE GRANTS CHARTERS Rulings in Cases Before Corpo- ! ration Commission Ex? pected Soon. (Special To The Times-Dispatch.] rtalelgh, X. C.i December 10.?There will bo arBued this week before tho Supreme Court of the L'nlted Statea tho noted case of the He<l C OU Com? pany against the North Carolina State Board of Agriculture, in which the plalntirr attacks the constitutionality of the North Carolina statute regulat? ing the testing and the sale of Illu? minating oil In this State and impos? ing a tax of one-hair cent per gallon on olle. Kx-Judge U- >V. VVInson, of Aycock & Winnen, counsel for the Red C Company, has gone to Wnshlnirton to represent the ot] compuny. Attor? ney. General T. W. Bicken is lcadlng couneel for tho State Department of Agrlcuitnre. In the trial below Judge H. fi. Connor sustained tho constitution? ality of the North Carolina act. and the work -of the oil divisions of the Department of Agriculture. Jack London, lieutenant in tho L'nlted States; Navy, now stnttoned at the training station at Chicago, is here for a few days with friends and relatives. He Is a sen of Major H. A.; London. I'lttsboro. and Is meeting with' merited advancement in the naval ser-j vice. Oil the ground thai the punishment1 tho prisoner has already received Is BUfticlent for the crime of assault with) deadly weapon agulnst ,T. M. Brown,I Moore county, Governor ICltchln par-j dons the prisoner with tho ppeclftca-: tlon that Brown muni pay the cosih in the case and remain of good be-' havlor. This course Is recommended by tho court officials, the attorney ?who aided In the prosecution and by iho prosecuting witness who wna as liatilted. " New? eame to Major W. A. Graham, Commissioner of Agriculture. thla morning that his brother-in-law, .1. W, Dnne, o: Lincoln ton, has suffered ii stroke nf paralysis, and that there is practically no hope for his rocevery A charter was Issued to-day for the Harrison-Hall Drug Company, of En Held, capital ?25,000 authorized and HERE! ' All styles Victors and Victrolas. Piices the same?Terms easiest. All the new and special records. Come?-Choose?Pay Later. Walter D. Moses & Co* 103 East Broad St. Oldest Music House in Va. and N. C. j js.ono subscribed, hy .\. B. Harrison, .1. |j. Hull and others. Tht Supreme Court will hold Its final conference fir the term on Wed? nesday mornlnR and adjourn for tho term. delivering the llnal batch of opinions at that time. f'nmmlKNlnna IkHtied. Th^re wero Issued to-day by Adju-| tant-General R. U Lelr.ster, >f the North Carolina National Guard, com-; mlKHlons for A. A. Russell as first lieu., tenant and Freeman Neece as second lieutenant of Compnny li Third Regi? ment, Burlington. It will be Several days, yet before the Corporation Commission will an? nounce rulings In the cases that arc pending before the commission in? volving the passenger service at Tar boro and at Wilson. Chairman Frank? lin McNeill nnd Commissioner E. L. Travis having Just returned from per? sonal Investigation of the situation at both places. Tarboro citizens are. de? manding a new and more adequo'tei _ ?, , ,. i 121 East Broad 121 East Broad Richmond'* ort mos c Mtuie Home. Make Your Gift Something Musical and Select It at Crafts GRAFTS IS HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL THINGS MUSICAL, And naturally so. because Crafts is recognized an the foremost department music house of the South, offering selections from the world's finest Pianos. Player-Pianos and other Musical Instruments and Merchandise at lowest prices an d upon most advantageous terms. Thou? sands have learned the wisdom and economy of buying from Crafts, and this great Christmas Sale is a splendid time for you to do likewise. T-'ie values are truly wonderful while the qual? ity of every article reaches Drafts high standard. " Victor-Victrolas The largest and m?gt complete Victor store in Richmond, carrying ?in stock all products of the Victor Company. Come in and select the VICTOR or VICTRQLA that you desire and you may pay for it in little sums at your convenience. We auggest that you make your selections euriy to guard against disappointment as the demand for Victor instruments for Christmas is so great that even our large stock may become depleted later. Our stock of Victor Records includes* every number in the Victor catalog. VIOTROLAS, $15 UP. Little Payments Accepted. Bargain List of Slightly Used Pianos and Players Taken In exchange for the World Famous CHICK F.RING AND HENRY <t S. G. LINDEM AN Instruments. Former MAKE FINISH Price NOW Standard. .Walnut.$265. Klmball.Mahogany Everett.Oak. Heinze.:.Mahogany. Hahn * Son.Rosewood.. DuTenport & Tracy.Walnut ... Checkering.Walnut ... Steinway.Mahogany. 290 350 ?200 300 *290 550 500 S176. 165. 190. 101. 105. I?8. 350. 335. Time Instrument * nre to moat Instances near? ly new nn.l represent wonderful vnlnen, hut It Is our annual rn>.lom n. divide profit* with nur patron* at Cbrlutitins time and thin rear we offer oven greater hnrscnlna than In the paat MAIL ORDERS FILLED. Bargains in Used Player-Pianos Former MAKE . Fries NOW Henry & S. G. Llndeman.SfiOO S637. Stultz A Co. 700 402. Stultz A Co. TOO: 364. Crafts. 775 536. American. ?50 346. Ludlow. 000 . 332. Membership In our PLAYER MUSIC CIRCULA? TING LIBRARY Is Included with the abov?? players, und entitles the purchaser to choose selectlona from the largest circulating library In the South for the period of 4 years, without charge. MAIL ORDERS FILLED. as For Churches, Choral So? cieties and Chorus. ANTHEMS CANTATAS CHRISTMAS SER? VICES AND SOLOS. Mail Orders Filled. Musical Merchandise Dep't. Prosetitn many gift selections for tho fnuslclati, trttetheV pro fasslnual or smntour. violins from the' popular priced medols to the moat costly StradavnrlUii model Instruments. M Up. nanpib. Mnndolln?, Guitars, of the celebrated Cole make?for whloh we ore sole ascents. Other makes. $2.150 Up. Domestic and Imported Btrlngs. Supplies and xc6essor.es. Leather Goods, Music Bstche\s, Music Rolls and Portfolios. AT LOW PniCES Mall Orders Filled. All the lato selections, vo? cal and instrumental, will be offered in our Sheet Music Department, Extra Special, this-Week. 2 Copies for lOo. Mail Orders Filled. g V i c t o jr^ ikr-til IWhere there's a Victor-Victrola on Christmas morning, there will be joy and happiness all year around. This wonderful instrument fills a great gap in the daily lives of people everywhere?brings the world's best music right into the home for everyone to enjoy. 1 And no home need be without a Victor Si 5. $25. $40, S5o. S75. Sioo. /?/*t0^fe\\ Si 50. $200. (\r^SL. \\ I Victors $10 to $100. I jLfj^i?^ " 1) Your dealer will gladly arrange \?[^^^^^^^^^m terms to suit your convenience. ^^^B|w Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N.J. Vlclor Needles 6 eent? per 100. 60 ctnts per 1000. ^^^Batx*^ IAlways use Victor Records played with Victor Needles? there is no other way to get the unequaled Victor tone. passenger station at 0 less danger? ous and more accessible location. The present station Is In the midst of a network of yard tracks. At Wilson the fight Ih over a union passenger station demanded by the petitioning citizens. The Atlantic Coast Idno Is I not making any light. The Norfolk and Southern Is Insisting that Its Sta I tion is practically new and adequate for Its passenger traffic, and that even ! if there should be a union station or j dered It would be unfair to require the I Norfolk und Southern to assume the handling of Us trains all the way Into i the yards of the present Coast Line station, which it is proposed to make the union station site; also the Nor? folk and .Southern Insists that if a union station Is ordered it should be at the present crossing of the two railroads, as fait to both. It seems to be settled, however, that the cross? ing Is entirely too far out of town to be considered at all as the place for n union station. TO SAVE V.Yl.UAl?t,B REJL.1CS. I Movement to Preserve Flog* Captured ! - hy Nnvy. Washington. December 1?.?A move ? ment has been Initiated by the Navy I..ague of the L'nlled .States, of which General Horace Porter, of New York, Is president, for the repair, preservu-l tion and exhibit of lings taken In or! after battle by the United States navy. A bill .to this end has been introduced in Congress which has the support of. the Secretary of the Navy. These Hags, numbering about l&oj are now stored at the United Stales Naval Academy at Annapolis. Unless prompt measures for their repair and preservation are taken. It 1? said, many of these historical reltcs will lie. lost to posterity. Moths, lack of prop, er care and other onuses have combin? ed to produce their rapid disintegra? tion and decay. It is proposed to buck each flag with a mesh of fine linen, ai method said to he a certain prcscp Uyc. I The flags in the navy collection are 01' considerable historical interest. The collection Includes the only English< royal standard ever captured and held! by any nation. This was taken by! Commodore Chaunc'ey in 1813. Others i?re tile ensign of the Insurgents cap? tured by the Constellation, ensigns pfj tii.- Utierrlere, the Java, the Boxer, the Macedonian and the Frolic, all takeni during the War of IS12. Other Hugs! are Perry's ling holfltod on his llng-l ship, thq Lawreii. e. h?-.n lng Lawrence's-' words, "Don't give up the ship:'" a I Mexican ensign, the United states en-j .sign hoisted in .Japan by Commodore Perry in IS63, and a number of Span? ish Mags captured In ISiS, besides a larce number of others of lens familiar] Incident. CASTS or MASTKIIIMKCKS SF.T I I' AT L'.VIVBHSITY [Special to The Times- Ol spa i eh. ] Clmtiotlesvlllc, Vn., December 10.?I Th.: University of Virginia has Just; acquired and set up in the foyer of Ca bei I Hall, the main academic build-| lug at that Institution, plaster custs1 of four of the first grand works of < human genius?works that for two millenniums and :? quarter have been! educating humanity in the love of j beauty. These are none other than the four Green masterpieces of sculpture, the Venus ot Milo, the Hermes of Praxiteles, the Discus thrower of My-1 'ron and the Apollo Bolvedeiro. Fach! of these statues represents the tlrst] achievements of tho kind by the hnnd| of man. Tho ruo.it precious of nil is the llormea of Prnxltles, because in Is th- only transcendent original that has been ;>i. served. The others ?r?| beautiful copies of lost originals. TtlORMM l'1'la-ti r. [Special to The TlmoH-DlspuIch.] Kredei-lcksburg, Vu., Dccciubpr 19.? Samuel Thomas. Jr., and Miss Nell 10 Byrd Pflaster, .laughter of Dr. and Mrs. George H. 1'i'lu <tcr. of Loudoun county, wer- married hero in Si. George's Knis ,-opal Church, this afternoon. Mies I Lucy Ashton Pflaster wits maid of i hour and Peter V. Daniel, best man. Lev. I:. .1. McHride, D. i... oiricintod. The bilde is n relative of Mrs. P. V. Daniel, of it'rederlcksburg. The couple left lor n bridal trip north. School of Agriculture. [Special to The Tlmes-Dijipatch.j (larrtsonburg, Vn., December 19.? The Koekinghnm Farmers' Association yesterday decided to. hold another school of agriculture in January. Ap? plication will he made at once to tho authorities nt Hlaekshurg. Tho school last year, which was the rtrst over held in rtockinghnm and one of the lirst ?Vor held In' Virginia was a de? cided success. RECEIVERS PLAN ! 10 TAKE CHARGE ! - , Will Endeavor to Put Wabash Company in Position to Pay Its Debts. St. Louis, December 19.?Frederick i A. Delano and Edward H. Pry.br, two; of the receivers appointed yesterday i for the Wabash Railroad Company, ar- i lived In St. I?otlls lute to-day from 1 New York and prepared to-night to confer with W. K. I3lxhy, the other re? ceiver, who, during the day Indicated his willingness to accept appointment. It was thought posslblo tlic receivers would i:o before Judge Elmer II. Adams, In the United Stuten Circuit Court to-morrow. At the Wabash frencr.il offices Mr. Delano Issued S slfrned statement say? ing that no changes in the services : were contemplated; "The decision to apply for a receiver i was entirely unexpected to me. At the same tlnie, as president of Ihe com- j pany. I have endeavored to keep the stockholders fully advised of the con-I fl I linn of the company. "The WutuipJi Company has been sc- i rlously handicapped ever since the re- j organization of 1SS!>, which reorgan- | Ization provided no funds for Improve- j nient or development work. This ma le : it Impossible for the company to keep abreast of the requirements or to sue- , cess fully compote with its aggressive! and richer rivals. Disappointing re- j suits, with Investments in Wabash I Pittsburgh terminal, and commitments In that connection as well as the llll- : gallon arowlng out of these transac- I lions, all helped to depr ve the com- I pany of credit and the ability to con- ! tlnuo In business. '?If the courts of the various dls- j trlcts confirm my appslntmonl as re- j eelveri it will be my earnest endeavor, i in co-operation with the other ro- I celvers, i" put the company in a post- [ tion. as speedily as posslhli . to pay ell i Its debts and return the property to ! the stockholders. I cannot believe the public will blame the recent manage? ment of the railroad for w.hat has happened/' ' o ltcpre*ent Independents. Chicago, December 19.?Plans for tho appointment of an Independent com? mittee to represent ihr: Independent HAVE A In Your Home This Christmas This is one of the most satisfactory Christmas sifts, for it will bring you in touch with all the great singers, orchestras, bands, choruses and performers of the world, and is u lasting pleasure for years to come. Our $25.00 Stock of Victors and Victrolas await your selection on easy terms, if you wish. Victors from $10.00 to $100.00. Victrola IV.$15.00. Easy terms. Victrola VI..-.$25.00. Easy terms. Victrola VIII.$40.00. Easy terms. Victrola IX. $50.00. Easy terms. Victrola X. $75.00. Easy terms. Victrola XI.$100.00. Easy terms. Victrola XIV.$150.00. Easy terms. Victrola XVI.$200.00. Easy terms. And in specially artistic cases up to $400.00 VICTOR RECORDS MUSICAL MASTERPIECES. Ten-inch, 60c. Twelve-inch, $1.00. Ten-inch double-face. 75c. Corley Special Needles, 5c per hundred. Victor Needles, 60c per thousand. bondholders of tbo wabash Railroad V.cnime known hero to-day. following conferences between James C. phnpdl , president of the Colonial Trust Com? pany, of Pittsburgh; George M. Uev. nolds, of the Continental and coiumrr i Ihl National Hank, and others. The Independent commilte will lie made up of YVIllard Kins, president, of the Columbia Truat Company. New Y<rk: Chnlrman K. J. Unman, bankor. New York; A M. Edwards, president of the. Commonwealth Trust Company, St. Louis; Mr. Slaughter, bunker. I.nii doi i Harrison D. Itlley, president "f the Chicago Title and Trust Company. Chicago. The Columbia Trust Compare, of New York, the Poinmonwea in Trust C< htpahy, ^t. Louis, ami th?j Chicago ri .tie and Trust Company will bo <lf positai les of the committee Sumuel Untcrmdeyor, of New York, it was said, will he counsel. Oppoxltlon Develops. New York. December ID.?Strong opposition developed to-day to the tilnns announced for the reorganisation of the Wabash Itailrond Company, which were inaugurated by the "friendly receivership" ohtnlned yes? terday by the Wostlnghouso Air llrnlto Company In .St. Louis. To-day an In? dependent committee of the first re? funding and extension 4 per cent, mortgage bonds 01* the Wabash was formed In opposition to the committee formed by tin; reorganisation inter ests headed by Wlnslow S. Pelrcc and oilier directors cf the Equitable Trust Company last night. Tho new commit? tee, which is headed tiy James N. Wal? lace, president of the Central Trust Company, offers'* bondholders exactly the same Inducement* for tho deposit of their bonds as the Pierce committee, namely, the payment of the json.ooo In? terest on the bonds due January l, In the event thnt II is not paid by the railroad company. Although not offi? cially stated. It was said Hint the op? position committee [dans to'ask for I he appointment of an independent re? ceiver, as a part of Its fight against the Interests, which now appear to bo In control. The chief objection Is said to be "the friendliness" of the receiver? ship. There was formed also to-day u stockholders' committee, headed by Charles H. Keep, president of the. Knickerbocker Trust Company, as it Is said lb be practically certain that If the plans of the directors' commtt I tee arc carrlea out. assessments will I he levied on both the common and ; preferred stock. The more pressing needs of tho Wabash road uggrcgate about JL'.OOO, ' 000. which amount. It was intimated, j win be forthcoming. For the moro I Important work of reorganization, such ; as new equipment and completing [ double-tracking now under way, It Is j estimated at least $10,000,COO will bo required. The bankers Identified with the road soy that many mlllicns of dollars w,tll be needed to put it in a sl.?t.> of etllclency. I i;KItM.\>-ni'TOH TEAM WINS SIX-DAY RACE IN GF.lt MAN V I Frankfort. Germany. December 10.? I The international fix-day bicycle race, which endeil to-night was won by Wni I tor ltutt and Johann Stol. the Gcrnmn Dutch team; with 2,119 miles to their credit. The French team, Mhtucl anil Combes, finished second, while the Gcr I man-American team, e imposed ujC i Stabe and Wnlthour. was third, j ltutt and Stol captured .lie six-duy ? rate al Berlin last March; covering a , distn ? of 2,118 miles. Mentor?Shcltbo. tHiioeinl to The Tlmes-Dlspntch.) ' Frederlcksburg, v n.. December 19.? I Nathan Mentor and Miss Belle SheltOU. ] both of Stafford county, came hern : yesterday and were married at thei j Methodist parscriago by Kev. .T, R. Jacobs. Condltloit Im SerlouH. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Winston-Salcm, N. C., December 19.? .1. S. Urognh, a well known lawyer here, was stricken with paralysis to? day, and his condition Is regarded aji s..'liOUS. rnr. iax-fos w ay. ir you l.art n ntedlclnfl that woull ptrangtlion the liv?r. the stomach, tb? kid? ney/ and th? bowels, and at the nmo thin make you siror.i; with ? fystamht tonic, don't you bolls Vu you would soon be Well* That's "The l.ux-Fos Way." We ask you t,, buy the, flr?t bottle on tns money-back plan, nnd you will nak your IrusKtki to ?eil you the second. It Ueep< your whole inMdcs right. There Is nolliliip o:.v marie like Lix-Foa, r.enwmoer tho noma? LAX-FOB.?Adv. Visit the Hammond Flowers in bloom form a most acceptible token of Christmas wishes. Choice plants, tastefully arranged?at moderate prices. Azelias, Narcissus, Poinscttas, Roman Hyacinths, Primroses, Cyclamen, Begonia Lorraine, Hnrrieii Lilies, Lilies of the Valley, Gardenias, Ferns and Palms, Draccnas, Croten, Pandanis, etc. Virginias Largest Florist" Telephone Madison 630. Cut Flowers of Guaranteed Freshness Poinsettas, American Beauties Orchids; Gardenias, Lilie* of the Valley Roses, Carnations. Narcissus.