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Throe big events in one?each of which is of supreme interest und importance to every one at this season of the year. Those who can make a point to be at the store TO-DAY will be assured of many economies that are impossible in the ordinary course, of trading. To properly analyze the nature of the offer? ings and their importance it is advisable to visit all parts of the store. MILLER & RIIOADS. KH0UR1 RELEASE ?l TAFT ?3Tian Will Not Be Sent Back to Turkey to Serve Prison Term. By order of President Tnfi through I the Department ?f state und executed I Siero by the United Stales marshal, Joseph Thomas Khourl, . .v Syrian con? victed In Turkey for Slaying one of Iiis children, und who escaped to Rich? mond, was released from the Homico I County Jail lust Monday,. The fact did | not become known until yosterduy. Kfouri was arrested hero Home tlnie ugo by Detectives Bailey and Uulton asl u fugitive from the Turkish govern- | mcnt, The Turkish consulate in Nr Vork was notified, and Aram Mouradl Ir-huli-Mtr, Imperial Ottoman vice-con? sul, came to Richmond *-" make ar-| rangemcnti to extradite the prisoner. The mailer was placed In the hands of the local pederal authorities, after having been passed upon by Governor Mann, and Khourl was removed from the City Jail to the County Jail. With proper papers the vice-consul returned to New York, and the matter twas la'.d before the Stale Depart? ment. It developed that the United tieatcs did hot deem it proper that Khourl bo turned over to Turkey, and l.ls release from prison was ordered. Khourl. It Is understood, was eon- | vlcted of the crime charged against | him und sentenced to five years prison with the added penalty of u| line. Whether he is still in Richmond is not known. BLANCHE RING'S JEWELS STOLEN AND RECOVERED Actress Robbed In Scrauton l,ant tle? lohert .News Leaked Out In Arrest of Walter!.. Prerj agents evidently do not retard truth ] an stranger than fiction, or they weald have made public the fact that Blanche Ring was robbed of 110,000 worth of jewelry oa October . !a?t. The news was given out by the William J. Burns Detective Agency. | "*hloh hu? succeeded in running down the ?i !?.-.?..? and getting back must of the Stolen property Wh.-n Miss ltinz jtleyi ri Scranton la?t Oc- I tuber shi stoppet? at lhj> Hotel Casey, John G|lllm, a colostd'?Waiter in the rathskeller, ?4?- her bag of Jewel.- on a chair beside }e r and Martid off with it. As he \va* leav? ing the room Hoben trenn, another colored waiter, stepped up to him nnd declared that had seen the theft. He demanded that hi be given ? i? per cent, share in it. and Ullilm agreed In a nutet search the detectlvc? succeeded li trschiK Conn to Pittsburgh taioiigh a _!,-'>; necklace which he had pawned for #Sf He was arrested on Tuesday night, nnd at the same ti.ne Ollllm was apprehend? ed in Scranton Mid his wife In Boston. All ?were found to have som, part ol Miss Rlrig'i jifoptrty. Most o: tl.e jewelry v.-n? recov? ered, HOLIDAY AT CITY HALL Court Clerk- Wall in Vain fur Coming of Litigants. Although court clerks remained about their office^ most ol yesterday, hoping for the coming c.i sOrii* ItttgUnt wheie feo'j would will their Incomes, thve ? ... ;,ro fojnd quiet nhoiit the City UaJl. Ben T. Austin was ir. hl? place: Building Inspector Beek was stuying plans, und Special Ar. in a 1:1 to: atei nil* IslatIon. which appeared ? he Bouse Committee, on ?iippert ill. bill to pn oners) Lawt in i nt pollution, of MINISTERS AT FAULT linlirl.il ti Tin i turn there llct n:i onildering it.- qi it before the r.r iport for huirriii ids found recOrd live hot been rep re ti now nta't ; bis ddlll that ALL DIRECTIONS Dozens Tossed Through Plate Glass, Which Was Broken by Drunken Man. Apparently crazed with whiskey, a young man entered the confectionery store of A. Rocchicciolt, TOO East Main Street, yesterday afternoon between 2 and 3 o'clock and proceeded to Inau? gurate a typical Jackson Ward rough house. He swore at the clerks, knock? ed over chairs, and before Uocchlccioli could bounce the Intruder from tho plnco he picked up a big glass jar containing about two dozen eggs linl hurled it at a clerk, who. he imagined, had offended him. The Jar missed Its mark and crashed through the big plate glass window on the Main Street hid.- of the More, fell nt the feet of a half-dozen as? tonished people and scattered Its now more than precious contents to the lour wind.-. .Several men and women wire bespattered by the flyiny yolk und wlille. The noiso 'caused by the Jar going through tin; window and falling upon tho pavement attracted the attention of Truilic Officers Green and Crafton. They ran Into the shop and stopped the wild man before he could do fur? ther damage. The patrol way called and tho prisoner was taken to tho Second rollte Station, where lie gave his name as Mai:. Alexander, an Eng? lishman, with iiu occupation. He will be given u. hearing this morning in Police- Court on n charge of disorderly conduct. How.. much damage was done by breaking tho window Rocchlccloll couhl not say last night. He had not fully recovered from the excitement, but said that he would ho on hand in court this morning when the case is called. How ever, he has but small hopes of recovering anything from Alexander. MOUNT VERNON13 BEYOND CONTROL Attorneys Say State Cannot Regulate?"Scandal" Letter Causes Stir. Almost, but not quite, did the hear? ing on the Mount Veinon admission fee reach iis conclusion yesterday. The House Committee on General Laws , heard ihn mattet yesterday morning, I but did not com Rule: It was busy with ' th.-. water pollution bill.- last night, but 'at a conference held between all the parties In Interest, in clerk's olllcc] I of the Senate, a solemn agreement was; ? drawii up. signed, scaled and wltnessi i ? I II is to the effect that the committee. I will reopen the matter to-morrow fif-i ? t- moon ill the hour of :: o'clock, furl j 'he space "f time of ten minutes only,] ' und to hear solely from Senator R. c i,.j Moncure. wliti will .-peak for tho But phln resolution providing for an In? vestigation "i the Mount Vcrn?li Ladies' Association of the Union. j '; inn ("alte,- and former Attorrtoy-Gin.l oral W. A. Anderson appeared for the j niisoclutlon. Th< > said thai Hie Lcgls I Ir.ture or Virginia has nothing on earth to do with thai society, which is n pri? vat, corporation chartered by the State. , The act provides that if the society ..- ?sen to exist, the State shall thko over the properly. Otherwise! it run j linl. ss the fees Were abolished. This I well-nigh broke up iIk case. J Major Anderson said m did i.r.t w-.mi I the tomb oi Washington thrown open >'t< the lieg roes <d Washing ion, to im made a l.una Park. Frederic K. Whippier, of Washington, argued that the women hnyii been im? posed upon and deluded Into making .1 contract with the steamboat c?ihpah.v which violates the Federal statute, In giving rebates! Ho sai.t he also pro posed to attack the h tree I railway, and Mr. Carter wished him godspeed in Si.iil. Cilrollnu Complin; Comet In. j ,? in carry on bilsln.ci-a in the state Virginia has been granted the North t'.lin.i Home Inruranc? Coinpnuy. *f t!..:. gh, mid a depotli of ?11.490 !n city ..f Richmond bonds hits been made with ..lute Treasurer llarman. Tin Slntc Insurance if... .- it iuu.de ?Ututory asenu TAFT COUNTING ON VIRGINIA'S VOTE That Is, He Expects Republican Delegation to Be Pledged for Him at Chicago. ALREADY IS WELL IN LEAD Eighth and Ninth Districts In? struct for Him?Third Split and Others Not Yet Held. While Virginia, of course, will con? tinue for many years in the Democratic column, ill? Republican organisation In this State figures largely In the na? tional convention which must decide between President Taft and former President Jloosevelt as the party nom? inee. Under tho Republican plan lit Virginia, district conventions are h'.sl? In each of the ten congressional dis? tricts, anil two dologatcs to Chicago are eiectod by each of tho ten. Pour del? egates ut large will be named by the State convention, which meets in Rou noke on .March 12. Thus far only three district conven? tions have been held. In the Eighth the delegates were instruct-d for Taft. By a vote of ITI! to DP, the -Ninth In? structed for Taft. Ab heretofore re? lated, there wus a split in tho Third, the Cabell faction instructing for Taft, while tho Brady delegates were unin st rue ted, that wing even refusing to indorse the Taft administration. A contest will be carried to Chicago, so In the early figuring the politicians will eliminate tho Third District in mak? ing up the Virginia poll. Taft Certain of Virginia. It is very evident, howivor, that President Taft will go Into the con? vention with Virginia's vote sufo In his column. Alvah II. Martin, nation? al committeemati, is jd record in that mailer. lie has Instructed his friends Wherever located to support President Taft. Mr. Cabell, who represents the Other wing, is doing the same thine, and Congressman Slemp is standing with Martin. It is doubtful, therefor;, if Mr. Roosevelt will Und any conven? tion champion in Virginia. To-day tin ditiict convention vote stands: Tali, 1; opposition, 0, with two delegates contested. Because of storms which Interrupted the wire service, not much news wild received from tli'2 Bristol convention on Wednesday night, aim Republicans yes? terday were tillable to say what action had been Ulken In 'ho mutter of in? structing delegates. T'liey got during the jay the Information outlined above, and the division showed some Roose? velt sentiment In the Ninth. But they are unable to scj how it will be pos? sible for Mr. Roosevelt to break the Tuft hold In Virginia. Much has been nutdu of the Brady faction's refusal to Instruct for Taft ut the South Rich? mond meeting. In view of the fact that Brady. Treat. Plagcnhollllor and others are lined up with Martin. Martin, how? ever, as subsequently shown, hau urged his friends to Instruct for the Presi- i dent, and It Is not expected that any more of them will fall out of lino. Don't Relieve He'll Rim. Despite his statement that his hat la I already in the ring, ninny Republican \ bailers said yesterday that they did not believe Roosevelt would enter the : ice. They tako that view because they profess to believe that Taft will have enough votes In the convention to . insure his nomination. This Is the I llrst time in the history of the put ty, so far at least ns It affects those now actively In politics, that such a con? test has, come In Republican ranks. McKinley had easy .-ailing for two terms. Then RooSt-v-il had no oppo? sition elsltt year saso. und Taft had none to speak of in COS With Roose? velt an active bidder for the nomina? tion, however, it \fi plain to everybody that the Republicans will face tli; hlg u.st battle In years, a battle which will divide tho ranks and thereby in? crease Democratic chances. What Dem? ocratic leaders par most 1? a Strong and onrly Indorsement of Taft by Roosevelt* although few expect to see anything like that. TUNNEL UNDER BROAD Plans Being Prepared r?.r Extending rif t eolith Street. Plans an- being prepared In the office of tin city Knglneer for opening Fifteenth Stuet northwardly from Franklin Street to Marshall by means of a tunnel under tho tinbailkUtctll which makm Broad Street bill, thus giving direct access from Main Btroot practically ?t level grade with the whole railway section north ut Marshall Street out to the Locomotive Works, how dependent on Seventeenth Street, which It the only street cut through. The proposition to arch Broad over the proposed extension of Fifteenth Is Indorsed by many merchants and property owners, who claim that no section of the city Is a> badly reived as thai which it Is now proposed to reach. The city depart? ments a-e also interested, as the Street De pnrtment and Street Cleaning Department - hni located On Marshall Street be? tween Fifteen!Ii and SJIxteentn. and the only menu* of exit from ihc stables tor the city rnris .11 present I* by the steep grades of Jail Alley or by a long detour around to Seventeenth Street, which means crossing a number of railway trucks at made, with tin consequent dunecr and delays. Similar? ly, ,aris with refuse for the new Incinera? tor, located in Fifteenth and Marshall Si reels, are greatly delayed, and would he given a much easier haul by the proposed Inipiovemeiit. practically all of the cost o which, u has been ?Wied, would be tin election ??! a concrete iireli to carry Uriel street at Its present grade over street. I BUSINESS PEOPLE NOI BEHIND BILL Crcnshaw and Smith Toll Com? mittee They Arc Not Fighting Pulp Mills on River. COUNCIL ACTION FILED Pollard, Anderson and Levy Show How Water Supply Is Polluted and Is Dangerous. Sharp challenges to the effect that j the people and eommorctul bodies of ? Richmond are not behind the bill to prevent the pollution of streams which lure the water supplies of cities, was ! thrown down last night at tho com? mittee hearing by S. Dabney Cren? shaw and Alvln M. Smith, l>oth of this city. They said that the Chamber of Commerce hnd not nsked for the hill Mr. Smith, chairman of the chamber's lOommltteo on Mines and Minerals. I said Hie matter liuil not been referred . to his committee, and would have been hud the chamber taken notice of it. The Business Men's Club had done 1.1 tiling for the measure, ho proceed? ed. He had mudo it his business yes? terday to advise himself on tho sub? ject, and could Und nobody, on I side i of the City Council, who wanted Its i passage. Replying to this bombshell. Assist? ant City Attorney George Wayne An? derson produced the joint resolution 1 uf the City Council, sighed by the Mayor, culling for Iho enactment of the bill introduced by Senator A. C. Harmon and by the Richmond dele? gation in the House. lie said this made it the official action or the city, the people asking for the bill through their representatives. ? i Chairman Morgan R. Mil As and Graham 13. Hobson, ?>:' tho legislative committee, were present to urije tho approval of the bill. Human I.He Against nn Industry. The hearing was before a Joint ses? sion of Hie Senate Committee on Agri? culture. Mining and Manufacturing, and the House Committee on General Laws. Senator Charles U. Gravalt presided. No decision reached. City Attorney Henry R. Pollard told of the Investment which Richmond has In Iis water plant, and the sum of (10,000 a year or more It Is spending in making tho water suitable for use. It seeitied to bo a case, he raid, of life and health and happiness against an Industry. A vital principle, he said, requires the protection of water vised for domestic purpose as the prime necessity. lie briefly discussed the three bills? that backed by the City Council, re? quiring plants putting deleterious matter in the water to purify tt; the Utz bill, originally preventing sawdust tn streams und amended so as to In? clude acids, and the Kent bill asked for by the Slate Health Department, and giving that body control ov.:r small watorshoda. Ti.e ct~ bill, thought Mr. Pollard, was intended for tho protection of fich. Ab to the Kent measure, he paw a j''V.er in the shape of a reference to territories of fifty squnro miles, when shown that this la now the law, he said the design was to change It. Darge delegations representing the ?pulp mills at Covlngton und tanneries at various points were present to op post- tho bills. W. R. Allen, of Cov ington, said that !t was strange Rich? mond was. after the material dis? charged by plants, while neglecting sewerage In the streams, which really cause disease. He thought this city avoids that subjects because It would he Itself affected. Rather than de? stroy the Industries which employ so many men, Richmond had better go olsewhoro for watt r. Colored by Pulp .Mills. Chief Health Officer 12. C. Lory told of tho discoloration of the water us the result of discharge of sulphites from the pulp mills. Asked as to the sewerage, he said it soon disappears by ' oxidization. But the sulphite goto j worse. The coloi was objectionable j and so wus the taste, lie could not .say tha tit would do nn harm, and minute chemical substances might bu injurious to health. Tanneries also rent forth a bad liquid, but It was moi? promptly oxidised. K. E. CarrUii told how a mill "ia?i been brought to Virginia which came mar going to West Virginia, where it was kept out by objections from small fishermen. Mr. Anderson told of Richmond's needs and s:ai.l they should be con? sidered. If the matter put In tha. water by the pulp mills was not de? leterious, they could not be prosecuted Evidently it was, or Cue representa? tives of those Industries would not bo here opposing the bill. State Sanitary Engineer Richard Messer spoke briefly tor the Kent bill, and J. W. Chalklcy called attention to sections of the Code which might al? ready cover part of the intent of the Utz bill The committees will consider the measures later. Charged With Assault. Prunk Thema-, colored, was locked up at the Second Pollen -'tatlon yesterday aftur rioon on a chiirce assaulting Gertrude Johnson with ti ? ..>..-. The arrest was made by Officers Th'urmati, Samuel* and Walton Whether Your Account Is in the Savings Department, or is a regular com? mercial checking account:, the advantage Is equally yours in placing it in a strong NATIONAL bank. Think about some of these reasons: 1. National banks, organized under Federal laws, are under the direct supervision of the United States Government. 2. Restrictions are placed by the Government on all loans made by national banks with the view to obtaining the maximum of security. .'>. The stockholders of a national hank are re? sponsible to the depositors for TWICE the value of the stock held. There arc many other reasons we could give why you should use The American national Bank OF RICHMOND- VIRGINIA. Come to see us and let us talk to you about it. YOU need US. WE want YOU. STATE ACCEPTS DANIEL PORTRAIT Friends of Distinguished Vir? ginian Assemble at Capitol to Do Him Honor. illness detains conrad Unable to Deliver Address, Which Was Read in His Absence by Judge Christian. To the portraits of eminent Vir? ginians already in the different halls I of the State Capitol was added last I night, with appropriate ceremonies, I the portrait of the- late United States Senator John Warwick Daniel. A large audience gathered for the occa? sion, which was presided over by lAou lenant-Govornor J. Taylor Kllyson. "U Is particularly appropriate." said air. Kllyson, opening' the exercises at S:15 o'clock, "that we should gather on the natal day of him whom wo love to call the father, of. Our Country to do honor to another Virginian, who In his day and generation was In many respects as renowned as our lirst President." .Major Holmes Conrad, who had been scleoted b>' friends of tho late .Senator Daniel to make the address of pre? sentation, was unable to be present because of Illness, and his address, which had been forwarded, was read by Judge George I.. Christian. "Mr. Christian." said Lleutenant-Governor ! Kllyson, in presenting him, "is tho most Intimate friend now living that ?lohn Warwick Daniel ever had." Judge Christian expressed regret at the illness of Major Conrad, which, he said, was all the more unfortunate since he felt that he could not do Jus? tice to the address which he was about to read. Honored b\v Colleagues. In his address Major Conrad re lerred t.o the hluh esteem with which Senator Daniel was regarded by hla colleagues in the Senate. Among others, ho quoted this tribute from Ellhu P.oot. then Senator from New York: "I Brst came to know him when tho Interests of the people of his State ,.f Virginia brought him Into the Depart? ment "f War and Into consultation with tho head of the department. I do not know that-in all the years of experience as head of tho Department of War. and then as the h'-n.i of the Department of State, which brought ine Into contact with so many of the strong and able men of our country. I have ever been more impressed, i doubt if I have ever been so much im? pressed, by the personality of any man as I was by the personality of Senator Daniel. "Ills distinguished and sincere cour? tesy, the grave dignity which char? acterized his demeanor, the simplicity, the directness, and truthfulness of his utterances, the Ingenuousness of his motives, were so apparent that above all the men whom I have ever known he created art atmosphere which lifted up those about him to the satin- high plane Of his own nohlo purpose." At the conclusion of the address, Mouse Page Wilson Smith, oT Spotsyl vanla. unveiled the portrait. Ills Lire Allegory of the South. Jn accepting tho portrait for the Commonwealth, Governor William Hodges Mann spoke warmly of the high clinracter and achievements of the man to whom honor was being done, and pointed to his whole life as an allegory of the redemption of the South. Throughout the dark Recon? struction period, he said, his devotion to his country and to .his political faith never faltered. "There was a premium," said Gov? ernor Mann, "upon a change of politi? cal faith during the Reconstruction period. Sure preferment and lucratl\e office awaited any man who would de? sert the altars of his political gods. There was likewise the strong impulse in many hearts to despair of our party's future and to fear that It. like our country, was dead. Through all these d?rk days John Warwick Danlei was loyal, and more than loyal. lie had faith In the faith of his fathers, and believed that the country would mi. day realise the wisdom of tin po? litical principles he so eloquently pleaded." Governor Mann elaborated further upon (he analogy between the life of Senator Daniel and the history of the South after the war. calling attention to his willingness to accept the re? sults of the war and to look forward to the. day when the South would come Into her own. He concluded with these words: "On behalf of the Commonwealth, I accept this portrait with the gratitude to Its worthy and generous donors, and pledge you that it shall remain to recall the memories of heroic days and splendid men. and to Inspire bur children to nobler deeds for Virginia and our country.',' youTh"had gun Mill Have to Pace Churice of Currjing Con rrilted Weapon. I.ottls Russell, .sixteen years old. was nr. rested yesterday by Offlceri M itt and Crump on a charge ol carrying a concealed weapon. The youth had a thlrty-two-callbre revolver in hl? possession, lie will be given a hear? ing this morning In Tollte Court. Panic) Scott, colored, was urrestcd by Officer llradley for stealing ?> small quan? tity of coal fruin the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Re wo? locked up at the First Police station. lCdward Harris, colored, was I also taken to the Kirn Station en a charge or stealing two hide- from the Chesapeake and Ohio. convT6Ts"seeThow Prisoners In Fenlteiilhtry Knjo.v Vaudeville Performance. j Convicts in th. Sin-- Penitentiary yester day were given a treat when a vaudeville performative for their vmeruiltuuent was put "it by actors playing this week in local theatres. The affair was arranged for by l,ouln Myers, manager ol tie- Rniplre Thea* ihre. All of the prisoners saw the show, which took place In ihn bathhouse. Hatches of about SCO each were allowed to citter it n lim?. Tie. performance begun shortly after le o'clock ami continued until after noon. My Myers arranged for the u.fiCr In i-low ol the fact thai tho convicts "ire given a holiday In ohfcrvance of George Wash? ington's birthday. COMES FOR PRISONER lllfircr from Alexandria Will Arrive To-Uaj for Sum Allen. A telenrsni was received yesterday at Police Headquarters from Chief of i'oli.-e ?'. T. Goods, of Alexandria, statin? that he would arrive to-day to take hack Sam Al? len, th. negro arrested here by Detectives Wiley. Kell im mid Krenglo for n murder, committed in Alexandria more ehan six years a no. Two negroes who. it Is said, witnessed the ertme, are also In .Richmond, and their Identity will be made known to Chief Goods when he arrives lo-auy. Gans-Rady Company Refer to this afternoons Leader and Journal for items for Special After-Inventory Sale to begin To Morrow Morning. , SEE GREAT HARM IN PARCELS POST Richmond Credit Men Ask Vir? ginia Congressmen to Op? pose Bill. In resolutions terse but vigorous, the Richmond Credit Men's Association at Its annual meeting last night put itself unequivocally In opposition to the proposed parcels post, and recom? mended to Virginia Congressmen the reduction of letter postage from 2 cents to 1 cent. The little hatchet ot Ueorge Washington, which formed the decorative scheme of the annual din? ner of the association, was swung to the utter destruction ot the pur? els post bill, so far as the local credit men are concerned. By unanimous v..tc Its death was decreed, and the Virginia representatives in Congress j designated as executioners. Although Norman II. Johnson, edi? tor of tho Merchants' Journal of Com? merce, was down on tho program us the olliclal attorney for the proaecu tlotl of the parcels post, he was ably; assisted by several members of the association who took the lb.or, alter i Mr. Johnson hail unmercifully flayed the bill, and added their condemnation. The arguments advanced by the edi? tor against the hill wore powerful and convincing. According to Mr. Johnson and others who spoke, the' Institution of the Kuropean parcels post plan, worked abroad at a deficit > wheru the railroads ami telegraph llnoi are government monopolies, Would , mean the financial bankruptcy of th< Federal government, the annihilation Of the cross-roads merchants, the crip* plihg of the wholesale Jobber, the es? tablishment of an officeholders' ti ist that would defy remedial legislation, and the gcrlotis Injury of the farmer. According to Mr. Johnson, all the "educational'' literature which has been published on this subject has been disseminated by an organization of big mall order houses which will bo the only gdlnora by the establish? ment of tile parcels post. '.'??pies of the resolutions of the association will be mailed to Virginia Congressmen and Senators. The following i.fllecrs of the asso? ciation were cl.-etcd last night: John s. llanvoo.j. president; Her? bert W. Jackson, vice-president, and Julian II. Hill, treasurer, Colonel Jo i.une .Stern is the secretary of the as? sociation. Other speakers of th< evening were the Rev. Ryiantl Knight, who delivered an Impressive address on "Credit Con? fidence,'' and W. Ii. Fersengeld, of Baltimore, whose subject was "The Value of Organization." The business of the meeting was preceded by the annual dinner of the association; which was served in the dining room ot the Business Men's Club. ARRESTED FOR ARSON fsyrlntia Indicted on Kvldcnce Supplied by Insurance Depart liienl. Through the activity of a operative of lb,, suite Darzau of Insurance. Joe KarrU, Sain Karris and George .Vckley. ihr.? Syri? ans, living ?t (irahain. Va., have been or r. ited and indicted by a grand Jury for burning their own store and contents with it':., purport or defrauding u arc Inst.rnnre 1 company. The men are out on ILO? hall 1 euch, and will he fried at the next term 'of the Tazewell county Circuit Court. Three wnrrnntu hare been Rivorn out against the Syrians, one ehurrlng them v Ith tbe burning of tt.t'lr own .H?re, with the criminal latent of defrauding an in? surance company: another charging tln-tn with burning the contents their etore. with thi- same rrlmtoal Intent, and a third charging ihcm with nrfon. The in-?t charge was made because a hotel next to the store svjss burned at the ,?m<- time. The Mr*.: took p:ncc on tho nicht of January 13, 1911. GETS TWELVE MONTHS >egro FUinflammer Will Also If a t e. to Pace Another Charge. ? Gary Johnson, colored, was sent to tho roads for twelve months yesterday morning I In Police Court when ht was convicted on i ft ur charges of fllmftammliig various mcr chines out of money and nierehandli ! There were about twelve charge;, agaltiMf the negro. Dotecttvc-Borxeants Wiley and Kcllam yesterday discovered another charge ?gainsi hlih, in that he is accused .,f swind? ling W. I- McPotts out ot a watch valued :<< !",! A warrant wns ls-iied for hlth foi this offense. John Hanks, colored, was fined ISO and costs by Justice Orutehflrld and plan uudvr }100 bond for thirty days for assaulting John Drown. ?leffersotuil lintel Arrivals. \V. (i. Fowler, Now Tork: .1. A. Tinner. Sow York: -Mr. and Mrs. II. Oms'.y. Xrsw arki Mrs. J- Wuton Hope. Hampton. Va.; Mr*. O. G. Humphries, Winchester; Mr. and i Mis. Ocgn Jenkins. New Jersey, Mr. and ' Mis W. X. Barrett, n.njune. N. ,i. Lester It Jacobs, New York; Sherry Hunt. Nor? folk; M. K. Hayes. New York; Ueorge B. Sawyrs, noston: Gporgc D. Hopkins. Alexan? dria; Mr. and Mrs. T. It. Going. Cranford. N. j.; Mr. and Mrs, Ira Atkinson. Lans down, Pa.: ,T. s. Gsrtchlni, Charlottesvllle, Vii.:j Mr. and Mrs. It It. Parties. Clyde. N. V.; I.. W. Parker. Greenville, s. <-.-. noy T?rk, Toronto; I!. P. Rnolllng, Boston; O. ! K; Tempb-ton. Chicago: B. A. Cralg, Pltts il.urg; S. 0. l.oz-/.|!e. MorgnntQWn, W. Vn.: I B, A. Ce-ndit, Pittsburgh, Pa.; .lake Smith, Cleveland; I.. O. Watson, Indianapolis. In.I. ITATE URGED ID PROTECT TIMBER Chestnut Blight Experts Show That Disease Has Reached Virginia Tracts. The Virginia delegation to the con? ference called by tho Governor of Pennsylvania to consider methods of preventing the spread of the chestnut tree blight, held In Harrlconburg, rend? ered a report to Governor Mann yestet - day. In which It recommended the pas sago of the Williams bill, carrying an annual appropriation of t?.000 to light, the blight, and enclosed the resolutions adopted by the conference. The resolutions read in part as fol? io wn: "Whereas, this conference recognizes the Importance of the chestnut tree as one of our most valuable timber usseis. having an estimated value of not less than Jiod.O'iO.ono, and, "Whereas, it most virulent fungus disease has made Its appearance In wide sections of the Chestnut timber region und already millions of dollars of dam? age has been sustained, and the total extinction of the chestnut tree Is threatened by the rapid spread of this disease. . . . "Therefore, he it resolved, that v o urge the national government, the States and the Dominion of Canada to follow the example of Pennsylvania to appropriate, an amount eufttoieht to en? able their proper authorities to onpo with the disease where practicable. "That we bet (eve trained and cxpe-1 rleneed men should bs employed In tito Held ati'l laboratory to study the dis? ease In all Its phases. "That we believe mi c-Mcieiit and strong quarantine should be math lalncd and that it should !?? tl ? e.u - ii?si . frort of every Stale, Hi" Federal government and the Dominion of Can ada to prevent the spread of th" ill i ase within and beyond th"lr borders, in accord with this thought. w,; utro.ng ly recommend the efforts now being Hind i to pans the Simmons bill now _ before Congress.'' ?fite Simmons bin ..alls for an appro? priation of IJf?.O?O for the use of th" United State? Department ol Agricul? ture to light the blight. Although N<w York, Pennsylvania. New, Jersey ami the btl ?: Stales which lie. In tin- chestnut belt are fully In the grip of tin- destroyer, Vlrgjuia, with tur enormous chestnut Umber, has only hud spur.nil" outbreaks. Th* vary fact that tho disease has made Its appearance In Virginia at ail htlH so rilurmed th- forestry experts that gl eat efforts are being put forth to pa-.- the Williams bill, which .Ml! pro Vide funds to fight the plague. At till* time there air about t n affected dis? tricts in this Stat". No way of light? ing the diaeutfe has been discovered cepl the relllnc of the Infected t'tnb :. Senator George B. K??ezell was the chairman of the Virginia doiosatloii to the conference" t'ost-Offlre < lerks Disc, Dr. Melton p. James, of Blrnilhghftnv Als . *a? ti?? principal ?peaker p<''. night at the annual dinner e! the Richmond branch ?: ?i* National Assoclntton o: Post-Off I?< Clerks, held s,i the Richmond Hotel. C*theis who upoke included Postmsftet] bdfar Al? lah, Jr. Assistant Postmaster 1. V.'. Puller, T. II. Smith, lien Rtissell, W. 1>. Melton. Philip DeVMo, .1 K. Kunkcr and K:raura S. Redwood. Musical selections were ren? der?.I by fitly Morby nnd .1. P. Robinson. Rates and Sailings of European Steamers on application". 1 Reservation* for next summer jhotlld be made now. Richmond TiiAxsrr.tt co.. Mill Pita I viiGn Street. 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