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"Reduced Priced Merchandise"
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.
Cent's a Pound
(Rough Dry)
Family Wash
Try Us This Week
One trial will convince von that tlie
Rov.il Laundry should be YOUR Laun?
dry. Yes!
The Royal Laundry
311 North Seventh Street.
Phones: Monroe 1958, 1959.
The Crowing Glory
o f the H ouse,
G. M. Co.'s "Pearl"
Roofing Tin
Richmond, Va.
Richmond's Building Inspector
issued permits last year for 1528
buildings,
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