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Complete Showing at this Popular Price A showing which we think should interest every woman (or miss) < f fashion who desires an early selec? tion. The styles are positively correct, and for Rich? mond they are EXCLUSIVE! The tailoring and the materials are of the same high-class for which Miller & Rhoads' garments arc famous and the price? $19.50? is extremely reasonable. Fashionable Ratines, Whipcords, Men's Wear Serges, Fancy Worsteds, English and Scotch Mixtures and Tweeds; also Narrow Diagonal Weave and two-tone materials; plain tailored models and fancy trimmed. EVERY GARMENT LINED WITH SATIN DUCHESS ?not the so-called "yard-dyed peau de cygue." And every garment has hand-turned collars and revers; skirts arc in entirely new and up-to-date designs. Shown in the follow? ing colors: Tan. grey, biscuit, mustard, silver, brown, reseda, king's, Copenhagen and navy blue, smoke, white and black; all sires. Ask to see them. Garment Section, Second Fioor. JAMES RIVER MAY imi ITS BANKS But No Serious Overflow Is Ex . pected in Territory Adjacent to Richmond. While Jamas RJver will be lull of water, and may In sonia places over How ltg bunks to-day. no seriou. rreshot la anticipated at this time, un less thero la a greatly Increased flow A message -was received by Captalt Tom Cunningham, of the eity tug. giv? ing the gauge at Columbia at seven teen feet two Inches above norma depth, which would meun a rise o from eleven to twelve feet here. OW river men calculato that It takes a rls of nlnetoen feet at Columbia to pu the water over the Old Dominion dock, at Richmond, but before that property if. flooded tbo lower section of Leste Street will be flooded und street ca' service by way of the Muin Street lin ?to and from Fulton will be Inter ruptcd. For several days the river has J-eot full of muddy water, the result of rains and Clawing Ice In the upper country, 'but the prevailing winds have been favorable, und no Eerlous damage ?t tbla due Is expected. At the dispatcher's office of the CheES-peake and Ohio Railway last night It wb6 stated that service had not been Interrupted on the river divi? sion, and that no serious freshet con? ditions were looked for. The last reading of the government gauge at Columbia reported to C;>p ,taln Cunningham was at 4:40 P. M vesterdnv. when the river at that point was *tanfllng, and no further rise was then anticipated. Work has been practically suspended on the Mavo.J>iidge by reason of the prolonged fre?r?e.' eo'-that there la now little Boaff?ldfng" nr framo worlt in the rtvor to be affected. HOW TO GET SEATS ?Wr. rcilyaon Gets Notice for News? paper* of Baltimore Convention. J. Taylor Ellyson l\us received from JoBephuB Daniels, chairman of the press committee. Democratic National Convention, th? following Information as to how the. representatives Of the 'newepapet-3 of Virirlnln should tllf 'their application.-' for seats In the Dem? ocratic Convention to assemble In .Baltimore, on .tune 25. All applications lor seats for daily Bawspaper men actually working and ? ending telegrams from the tloor of the convention. Bhould be sent to Chas. tfi. Albert, Sonata Press Oalery, Wash? ington. D. C, wlio Is chairman of the standing committee. "As to the Democratic weekly paper? , of the country until the committee oh I arrangements determines how many aeats will be given to the weekly press I cannot do anything except lb; receive their applications. Please let It be known in your State that all Democratic .-dit'-r.. of weekly papers should write to me ?t Rnlclgh, N. C. and make application for a seat If they are goins to attend in person but these si ats v. Ill be for hona lid ed'tors sind no others.'! Examination of Teucht*ra. Spring examination of public achooi teachers lias been set for .May :t and 4. On those day?. school superin? tendents In every county and city in Virginia will hold examinations of prospective teachers. Those desiring to take the examination* ur. hoi re iiuixd to forward applications In lid vnno . SI reel Committee To-.\lulil. The Council Committee on Streets will meet to-night at ti o'clock. Other committees announced for lo-nlght are the Committees on Local AssossincnU and Kt. John's Burying Ground. nm greeting from henderson Dabney Tells of Business Spirit Shown at Board of Trade Meeting. The business men of Henderson, N. C? sent greetings to the buslueBs men of Richmond by W. T. Dabney. bus? iness, mnnager of the Chamber of Commerce, who delivered an address heforo the Henderson Hoard of Trade on Monday night. Mr. Dabney got back home yesterday enthusiastic about the spirit manifesto.1 by the merchants and manufacturers of the North Carolina city. in bis address he referred especially to the great volume, of trade which comes to Rich? mond from Knatcrn Carolina, an*i nil Carolina, for thai matter, and lie In? vited the members oi the Uoard of Trade, Individually and collectively, to visit Richmond as the guests of the Chamber of Commerce. "It was the most enthusiastic meet? ing 1 ever nttended anywhere." sab) Mr. Dabney last night. ??four hun? dred men wero present. Thoy are building a line city down there, and It was a revelation to me to see exact? ly what they have done, what they are doing and what they expect to do In the future. The spirit of friend? ship which they feel toward Rich? mond was truly magnanimous and gratifying. It was an inspiration. They have tradod with our merchants nnd they are going to keep on trad' Ing, and I wish I could have brought every man at the meeting back with mo to let them soe what we arc do? ing. The leading clthtens of Hen? derson are Working together in the utmost harmony for tho common good, They are builders, they are optimistic, and they speak of the future, but not In thttt. boatsful manner which has been the rnln of so many communities. ] tell you when a town like Henderson can get together too live workers, there is no telling what II will be able to accomplish.." Consider Enabling Act. Especial attention will be given to the enabling art at th? weekly prayer meeting of trip Woman's Temperance League of America, which will be held this afternoon from :'. to 4 o'clock at the league's headquarters, 1 r. south Third Street. Mrs. Ida Hilly will be the loader. sidna Men io ei new trial North Carolina Verdict Reversed by United States Circuit Court of Appeals. Holding that It had erred, the Dis lilot Court .a Greensboro; -N". C, was reversed yesterday In uii opiulon hand? ed iiow n uj Judge Rose, in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, in tiiu Sidun Allen, plaintiff in error, against Ihe United States, defendant III error. Allen was acquitted in Greensboro on charge of counterfeiting, but wad I subsequently Indicted <>n a charge of I perjury, and convicted. An appeal was allowed, an<1 tiie case was arg tied here less than a week n ? o, Allen will n?w be given a new trial. 'I ..? Court 0 Appeals "p 'ned yester? day morning, with Circtili. Judges Uoft and I'rii hud und District Judges Dayton aijd Rose in attendance. Julien T. Davlea, ol New York City, was Admitted to practice. The following case was argued: No. 1073. William I". Worth, plain? tiff in error, vs. Knickerbocker Trust I Company, defendant In ?rror. In error i to (he Circuit Court at Wilmington. N, <'. Cause nrgtied by 1". K. Bryan, of Wilmington, for the idnintirf In er? ror, nnd' by Thoihii? W, Davis, of Wil? mington, und Julien T. Dftvles, of New York City, for the defendant In error, and submitted Court adjourned "nM! this morning :lt lOVJfi o'clock. , . i ? Vise In call to-day: No, W74?Pi?lris. kl Minin? < 'otvpany. plaintiff in .error vs. David V if.igaa. defendant In er? ror, in error (in ihe Cireuii Court jit Ablngdon. Va. To lie nrgiiryl by J. c Wysor. of Rulaski. Va . atid A. A phlegar, of Bristol, Vs.; for the pin hi. tiff in error, rind bv R. Ii?e Trinkle ?f W'ythsvllle, Va.i and John S. Draper a". PulasVd, foj- the defendant In error Understood Thal Eight-Story . Building Will Be Erected on Old Y. M. C. A. Site. MANUFACTURERS' EXHIBIT Goods Made in Richmond Will Be Displayed There, if' Flan Is Adopted. While no concluded action has been taken, the Chamber of Commerce is actively at work on plans for the erec? tion of a building ot Its own. which will l)o largo enough to provide for the permanent Manufacturers' Exhibit soon to becomo a valuable assot and attraction. There have been so many other matters to engage tho attention of the chamber during the past few months that the building question has not been pressed as rapidly as might have been the caso otherwise. It Is gun-jrnlly understood, however that negotiations have been pending for the purchase of the old V. M. C. A property, at Sixth and Main Streets, and If the original proposition goes through a handsome eight-story strue Ilure will be erected on that dte. to he known i\s the Chamber or Com morco nuilding. President T. M. Car ring, ton. of the chamber, has been out :of the city for a day or two, and there j are several details yet to 1>c arranged though the belief Is expressed in bust nfss circles that the property men? tioned will ho -bought. Great 'Help to Buyer*. ' Mr. Carrlngton has long advocated tho Manufacturers' Exhibit. lie hat j seen how successfully the schcmi worked In other cities, and there is a daslre to have a building In which every' product made In Hichmond may bo exhibited for the help and guidance of visiting merchants and buyers. The opinion, too. Is unanimous that If the organization Is to have tho exhibit, it should be placed In the chamber's home. When the erection of tho First Na? tional Hank skyscraper at Ninth and Main Streets wa? first taken up, th< chamber apreed to sell its building on that comer and rent quarters lr the bank and railroad structure. Thorr Is such a demand for office room that the chamber can easily dispose of iti lease. It Is necessary, too, to get Inrger quarters, the body having out? grown its space heforo It wai occu? pied. The First National Bank, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto mac Railroad will not leave any gren' amount of room for other people, ant there Is nothing In the original con? tract to hold the Chamber of Com? merce No Final Action. The question of erecting a new building has boon under conslderatloi for soms time, and a number of meet ings have been held, and there have been many conferences with real ca t?te people. The whole plan has beer discussed at great length. At no tlm< In its history has the chamber's powei and Influence been more keenly fel than at present, and with the con? tinued growth and development of tin city It will become a still greatei agency for commercial uplift. Foi thlK reason alone It is folt by members that the organisation should not havi its Identity lost through failure to have Its own building, ami In this con? nection It has been argued that tin exhibit should bo there with it. Even If tho committee in charge o: the matter has ronohed an agreement there has been no final ratification bj the Chamber, and It was snld yestor day that there would bo none untl other and more pressing problem; have been adjusted. Hope, however la expressed that the proposition wll be put through because of the groa Influence It would have on the bust ncss and Industrial life of the city. LEAVES MANY BEQUESTS -\\ hi of .lulIn* straun Probated Yes? terday In Chancery Court. The will of Julius Straus wus ad? mitted to probate yesterday In the Chancery Court, his son, Milton J Straus, qualifying as executor. Th? estate i.-. appraised at S5O,;50. ot Which $".4,000 is personal property and ilu,3n0 real estate. Ten special bequests or flOO each, arc loll, as fol? lows: Hebrew Orphan's Home. At? lanta: Ladies' Hebrew Benevolent As? sociation, of [Richmond; Hebrew Homo of aged, of Richmond. Masonic Home of Virginia, Male Orphan Asylum, of Richmond: Female Humane Associa? tion, of Richmond; Colored Orpan Asylum, of Richmond: the Hebrew Cemetery Association; the Hebrew Union College at Cincinnati, and thr< congregation of Beth Ahabah. This latter bequest of $100 Is to bo invested and the annual proceeds used for a medal for tho youngest child attend? ing the annual examination of the Sunday school operated by that con? gregation. The remainder of the estate is left to bis wife In foe, simple. Suit I? Argued. After extended argument yesterday the suit of C. P. I.athrop A- Co. against A. M. VValkup I" recover $3.000 on contract, was adjourned to this morn? ing at 10 o'clock, when It will be sub j in IM cd to a .iury In the Law and Equity j Court. Tltitldliiu Permits. I nuilding and repair permits were is ^ii. ii yesterday as follows: I W. P, Diinkard, to erect a two I story brich tenement, two dwellings, on the south side Of Hanover Avenue. I between Allen Avenue and Park ? street . to coat Sio.ooo. .ios. nh W. Rllloy. to repair a brick warehouse. 1205 West Main Strebt, converting it into n dying and clcun establishment, to cost $1,250. CITY 10 PLACARD UNSAFE WISES Council Ready to Checkmate Ef? forts of Shack Owners to Un? dermine Inspector Beck. - PUTS TENANTS ON NOTICE I Old Structures, Once Condemned, j .Will Be Advertised, Pend? ing Appeal. Checkmating tho efforts of owners and agents of tumble down snacks to torce inrougu the Ucneral Assemuly a bill crippling; the operations of the Building Inspector's ultico by provid liis for ondljss appeals, an ordlnanco is boing prepared for adoption by the Cny Counoil which will compel tho iiiaoiirulng of aU houses conueainod ponaing inu determination of auch ap? peals in tlio courts, thus putting all emsens on notice that suon property is considered unsafe iL lt. Pollara, jr.. chairman of the Council Finance Committee, and hlm ac.t tue head -of a larso real estat agency, told the Senate commiiioe Which was considering the bill that it wus an effort on the part of shack owners and their agents to avoU.1 their Just obligations to protect human lifo. Tho bill was nevertheless reported fa? vorably by tho commit too., over the protest of City Attorney Pollard and trie Council Committee on Legislation. Junt Wbut Many Want. Mr. Pollard explained that the pres? ent law gave Just suoli an appeal from the decision of the Police Justice in cases of houses condemned as was de? sired, savo that tho owners, in order to appeal, must give bond to protect any persons who may bo Injured by ] the alleged unsafe property, it is to I avoid giving this bond that owners I of unsafe shacks seek to have the law I changed, so as to give them the right of appeal without bond from all de- I clslons of the Police Justice In cases 1 where houses are condemned. As crlm- j lnal business has the right at way In 1 the Hustings Court, and Its docket Is often much congested. It Is obvious that tho hearing of stich appeals would bo Indefinitely delayed. In the famous Montlcello Hall case last summer, whore tho Polle? Justice four times postponed a final decision, the old building ended the discussion by fall? ing in of Its own motion. A number of Councilman, who be? lieve tho efforts of the Building In? spector to rid the city of unsightly and dangerous structures Is In lino with good public policy and the pro? tection of human life, are having pre? pared and will Offer, in the event of tho passage by the General Assembly of the pending appeal hill, an ordi? nance which win require the Building Inspector to placard every house which he officially reports to the Po? lice Court as unsafe, the placard giv? ing warning to the public that those who enter there do so at their own risk and peril, ami that the city Is not responsible for any accident or dam? age that may ensue. Hunt Stay on Property. This placard must remain on tho house until ihe case If- finally derer mlued by the courts, and an order en? tered for the removal or repair of tho unsafe property, and a line Is Imposed oh any one removing same, or on any owner or agent who fells to keep such unsafe property conspicuously marked pending such settlement In the courts. Attention hns boen called to the fact that though tho present law provides ample appeal If bonds to cover any danin eres Is posted, in no rase since the Building inspector^ office was opened hns any party taken th-> rlrk o:' post? ing such a iiond to take an appeal. I When the main floor of Centenary (Methodist Church was condemned last fall and ordered replaced, the officials of the church were most skeptical, and considered an appeal, but when the carpets were removed, the floor taken up. nnd the weakened .foists exposed, it did not require an expert to see that the floor was sagging and unsafe, and It was at one* replaced in substantial manner. ROBBERS CONVICTED neekiier, Clayton nnd nirbnrdsnn Cot Fight Ycnrw Encll. Chester Becknor, 1!. A. Clayton and H; L. Richardson, all about twenty live years old, were convicted yester? day In the Hustings Court and theii sentence was fixed at eight years li> lln penitentiary for highway robbery The three men held Up and robbed William R. Reynolds on the night ol January S. Counsel for the convicted men moved that the verdict he set'aside on the ! ground that It was contrary to law [and evidence. The case will likely b. I curried to the Supreme Court of Ap? peals. Ernest Jenkins war sent to the roads for two years for housebreak ing. Not until the Jury had brought In its verdict did It become known | that this was Jenkins's third eonvle- | lion, and be consequently escaped lifo Imprisonment as an habitual criminal. NEW BOARD MEMBER ( hartes K. Straus, Jr., Succeed* l.nud ?trrcl at BltKlneSM llcn'x Club. The resignation of John Landstrect n:; an officer and member of the Bus? iness Men's Club was nccepted by the board of directors at a meeting yes Ionlay. Captain Lnndstrcot, who was first vice-president, has moved to New torki Thomas P. Bryan, second vice; president, was elected first vice-pres? ident, and Alvln M. Smith was elected I second Vice-president. Charles U. I Strati.. Jr.. was elected n member of the board to succeed Captain Land street. W. S. p. Mayo was made re I cording secretary, succeeding Mr. SmiMi. j Few People Will Deny I The logic of the savings habit, and yet the principle I of the checking habit is equally important, in that one encourages the other. There is no greater incentive in the world TO SAVE than the plan of paying one's bills regularly by check. A number of our patrons deposit their salaries in our Commer? cial Department, paying off their necessary expenses until they sec what they really have to SAVE. Then they make the transfer over to our Savings'Depart? ment, preferring not to check on the sum placed there. Whether you are compelled to check out to? morrow, or leave your money with us for years at 3 Per Cent. Compound Interest, the AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK of Richmond, Virginia, offers SECURITY AND SERVICK. Committee Refuses to Report Harwood Bill Permitting Great College. ALL PARTIES ARE WILLING Representatives of Three Schools Agree, but They Arc Disregarded. With only one dissenting voice, the House Committee on Schools and Col logos votod lust night to postpone ln dounltoly its report on Delegate liar wood's bill for the amalgamation of the three medical colleges In Virginia. Tho action of tho comrnltteo signifies the olllclal death of tho measure as far aa the present General Assembly Is concerned and puts oft at least two years longor tho posji'blllty of uffoctlng a merger between the medical depart? ment of the University of Virginia and tho two medical schools located In Richmond. Representatives from tho local achoold appeared before the commit? tee in tho Interest of the measure, which, they arrue?, was entirely per? missive and in no wlso mandutory !n its nature. All of the speakers were strong in their belief that the union of the schools was inevitable and that the earlier It was accomplished the better It would bo for the Institu? tions concerned and for the med'cal profession of tho State. I'lau Fuvored by All Three. Dr. / George Den Johnston, of the Medical Collece uf Virginia, stated that tlio governing bodies of all three in? stitutions are agreed ae to the desira? bility and practicability of the pro? posed amalgamation. The matter. b< said, has been thoroughly thrcshot) out at conferences between thost bodies. Tho hill, said Dr. Johnston, carried out the findings of the Kdueutlon Com? mission, which In Its recent report rec? ommended that the medical colleges cl tho Stale be amalgamated into orw institution; that such Institution be located preferably in a largo city; that it remain under tho direction of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia, and tlmt It employ paid touchers. Dr. Alderman, us well a* the dean of the university medical school, ho said, were In favor of tin plan. An amalgamation stich as proposed, thought ]>r. Johnston, would give Rich? mond one of the greatest medical schools In the South, and would per? mit the two Richmond Institutions to inergo with the university school with? out humiliation. The movement to? wards consolidation, lie said, was gen? eral. The Unitc-d States contain 00 per cent, of all the medical schools 'n the world, many of them maintained at the expense of efficiency. The weed '< lug out of the feebler schools mid i the strengthening of the stronfter ones, he thought, was Inevitable if high standards are to he enforced. Much tho same argument was made by ic. Jj, Ilemlss, of the governing board of the Memorial Hospital, who thought th?- union of the three schools will have to he effected soonor or later In ordor to preserve "tflcloncy, Ca metric Would Help, It. Stuart McGuIre, ot i i.. L'nlvcrsitj College of Medicine, told ot confer? ences with President Alderman, of the University of Virginia, at which Ho plan was discussed. Dr. Alderman, he said, was originally of the opinion 1 that a great medical school could be developed at Charlottcsv'lle. The fail? ure of other authorities to concur in I this belief had converted him to tin I faith in a united college located in ' Richmond. The lt?gc Carncglu and Rockefeller foundations, said Dr. Mc? GuIre, have repeatedly met Dr, Aldei man's solicitations for help for the I tnedital school at the university, with the .statement that they had no faith In the future Of It school located in Charlottcsvllle, but that they would be ready to contribute liberally to the proposed institution in Richmond. The condition of toe,llcal education ill Hie state, thought Dr. McGuIre. was seriously deficient, the university n thU respect being especially handicap? ped. Modern authorities are iigrced, he said, that a medical school in order to attain highest success must he located in a large city, where clinical material is abundant. Cuiild Get Memorial Hospital. The Memorial Hospital, at present negotiating with the city of for Its future- in.keep, said Dr. Mc Gulrc, could be Induced to c?-operal< with the proposed corhblned college and becom? an Integral part of the great plant, in the event that the city should assume control of the hospi? tal, he pointed out, It would still bo available fos the college for clinics rtnd demonstration work. Questions put by different member: of the committee brought out state? ments that the present equipment oi the two schoeds in Richmond would In adequate to meet the needs of the united institutions for some- years. Ell. trance requirements. It was stated, would bo slightly raised. Delegate H. U- Stephensbn was tin. lone, member of the committee who spoke In favor of the bill. The dis? cussion was taken up in executive ses? sion. Objection to the mcastiri was largely to the effect that It would have a dlstlntcgrat Ihg Influence upon the university. The ?fact that Hid merger would put out of commission the hospital at the university was an? other Item which hnd much to do with the. vote. Several members or the committee looked with favor upon the plan, but wore oppos.-d io passing an enabling act leaving the final disposition of the matter to the rcsncetiv* sovernlng boards of the schools without further authority from the General Assemble. I These suggested that a bill be framed I complete as to every detail of the i merger and that it then be presented tor enactment to the next General As? sembly. HAD NO PERMIT Davis Plrm Stopped In Krectlon of Twti Xow Dwellings. Peremptory notice was served by Rutiding (hBpoctor Beck yesterday oh I C. W. and .1. I.e.- Davis to stop build? ing operations on two dwellings h ? ing erected for \V. B. Callett and H. Vi. Richardson, on Grove Avenue, be? tween Allen Avenue und Vine Street, lor which no permit has loten issued. The owners were nlso notified that rthi> law held them liable, and that if work continued without a permit, they woul.t l.c reported to the Police Court. It developed that Messrs. Davis IIled some time ago a set ol stock plan:' showing a two and one-half story house, but giving no Information a? to the thickness of the wall? or oth'-i measurements, i>y which 'the Bulldlris Inspector could determine whether the plans conformed to the Building Code. The contractor was notitled that the plans were not suflieiontly complete, and that more definite information must bo tiled before n permit could be issued. Yesterday Deputy Inspector Whartnn reported that excavations were being made, that material wjis bolhtr'.deilvcred, und that the lot had all the signs of building activity. Mr. Beck notified the Police Department lnst night that the work could not go I on until a proper permit had been Is I sued. The Most Important Sale of the Season For Quick Clearance we are offering hundreds of our finest Suits and Overcoats which sold up to $30 at $14.75 CU! GAS RATE BY ACT OF COUNCIL Reduction From 90 to 80 Cents Will Be Put Up to Body at Meeting Monday. An ordinance reducing tho price of Sua from ?l> to SO cents will be offered In the Common Council noxt Monday j night by Councilman Ocorgc M. Cease, I of the Committee on Light, and re? ferred to lhat committee for a hear? ing It la evident according to the patron tht.t tho ens works i3 being operated at a considerable prollt, and this profit, he holds, should go bach to the consumers ui gas?not Into the genera) treasury. The city of Rich? mond has a gas-muklng monopoly h?re, and is rapidly extending its mains. having now In course of const: notions a system of South Richmond. Superintendent Knowlcs bus reported that the present machtner} and the prostmt forco at tho work.- will be suliiclunt to make fully LT, per cent, more gas. so that the added cost with increased con? sumption will only be the. coal and oil and the outlay for extension of mains to men the growth of the city. Hard to (ret at Cost of Ca?. Then afo many ways of calculating the profits of the gas work?. Taking us the actual basis the annual report of Auditor Warren to the Committee on Finance, it shows that the city re e. ved from the enle of gnn and the sh|W of s'Joh by-products as coke and coal-tar. e total In 1911 of 9-I21.3S4.48. During the sama period the total amounts ;a.id out. according to the Auditor? report, for coal aim oil. pny polls and expenses, anioutncd to |271. 844.65, leaving a gross profit from Ins', year':, operation of $1411.739.113, I This, however, Is subject to Interest on the Investment, thp gas works bo lug assessed at I3.51D.000. Interest on the outlay therefore at I per cent. | would umuunt to II -10,000, An which. must be v Ided a percentngt-*for depre elation ami replacement, ami tho other! lixed charges that should go ngnlnal j a manufacturing plant. D0NNAN APPOINTED N'lined In Succeed Itonoli n* Rntlnllon tXiinrlcrtnaster. The appointment of Allan U. Don nun as battalion nuartoriuanter-scr- i gennt to I iccccd A. J. Roach, ot Ports? | mouth, retired! lias been announced by .Major T. M. Won bam. cominaridlllH bincei 6) tho First Battalion Field Ar- , tillOTV. Virginia Volunteers. Wergonni D?nnan, who I? a resident I of Richmond, graduated from Hi" Vir-j g'hln Military Institute, and Is uii eloolrlcnl . nglnfcr by profession. II. enjoyed the distinction uf being ad? jutant ol the cadet corps during his lirst class year. Sergeant Roach. jus! retired. Is a soldier, with a long record of good set vice. He has t<> hi;, credit one en? listment in the United States Navy, bhi enlistment In tit. National Guard ol Pennsylvania and a tcri-yoar ser? vice in the Virginia Field Artillery. Robert .- King, of thin clt>, has been enlisted in the Artillery Battalion with the rank o( corporal lie Ii?:- served one enlistment and a part 01 .mother in the Richmond Light Infantry Blues' Battalion. Jiidgnieut Entered. Jury verdict and Judgment in the sum of |1QG wore entered yesterday In the Cltj circuit CburtjJudgeOcorgt 8. Shnckelford presiding, In the suit of Cathnrlno Harris against tho Mes? siah Assoclntlon of Richmond. The case cam.' up on appeal from the court of the civil Justice, who ha.j derided in favor of the defendant, the plain? tiff claiming SI IS on a benefit policy. The molt..1, to set aside the verdlot was overruled, and Judgment entered. Held fur Oriind .liirj. Ilexekinh Bagby, colored, was h-M for the grand Jury yesterday morn? ing in Police Court on u charge ol feloniously assaulting 1.1111c Hubbard AltB U.NABLE T<? IDENTIFY OBMEXTEn M.t.N IX JAIL Confined that the ploture of the demented man. now held In the city ?lall, which was published In . Tlv: Times-Dispatch, wan that of some rel? ative or friend, many persons yester? day went to the jail hospital to him, but no one was nblc to Identlf; him. The police nr.: continuing their efforts to ,'ind out who he Is. b it s,, far the department has been unable to Beehre nny eines which might aid it in ibis du e, j ion:_ LOCAL MEMBERS PUZZLED BY BILL Looks Like Montague Measure, and Creamer Kicks It Around. Dorr the Watts bill, before tru House, coine under the samo ban %vlth the Montague- bill of earlier in tho session, at the hands of the City Coun? cil of Ulchmond? Jf bo, why did City Attorney it. R. Pollard draw If.' Those 'ire the questions Which oo agi? tated the mind of Edwin P. Cox yes? terday afternoon as to cause hint le get through a motion to pass by a reconsideration, after the bill was de lea tud. It may yet be SBVCd The >blll under discussion was In? troduced by William vVults, of Run nuke. It permits cities or towns to employ temporarily, for terms not ex? ceeding one year, persons to till offices created by their charter?, The Moil* t.iK''^ bill exempted cltic* of more than T","0'i people?only Richmond? from thf law which rcqnlrt s officers to be quulilled votors. The City Couti* ell has condemned the latter proposi? tion, and has Instructed Us legislativ? committee and ita City Attorn ?*? te tight It. Thought llimnrlf Hound. When the Watts bill came up yesttf* day, Jamcx J. Creamer, of t'ic Rich? mond delegation, said that as he con? strued it, in- was Instructed '-o QPv' pose it. ds it would accomplish t.-,i sauiu purpose as would the Moiltague bill. After one year, he pointed out, the person employed would liocomc a voter anyway. If Mr. Watts would leave out Richmond ho would vote for It; 11111 Montague then explained that Mr. Pollard drew it. Roth lie and Mr. Watts said that occasions, arise when experts sr.- heodoel, and p.crhu.pa can? not he found In the community, and the wall of the general law blocks the way. Rut the hill was defeated. Mr. CreamT and Mr. Harwood voted "110" and Mr. Montague voted "aye." dom? ing In a little later. Mr. ''on said h? was confused over the proposition, and got a member who voted "no"? -lite winning rifle?to move to reconsider, and tlicn had It passed by so that he could Investigate as to whether he was bound by the Council's instruc? tions, and to give other, time to look Into It Illril Lecture nl fainter I'nrU. Mi's Kathvrlnc Stuart, ?-f Alexan? dria. Ili ld agi nt ?f thn Auduboti .-?0 Clety. will deliver an address in the assembly ball of f.lnter Park School thin afternoon at - o'clock- She Is anxl?un to hnve the children form Juvenile Audubon societies, so that they will continue to show Interest In the' we?rk as they grow older. The nubile and patrons of the nchool especially are invited: Mnrrlncc Meensen. The f' Mowing marrlsgi licence*, were grant-d yesterday In the office of the clerk of tho Hustings '"ourt: .lames 1' Schmitt and Orai 0 Ridden, Fielder- I Plummer ami Angelina K. Johnson Kt Hay Criiiaea to HAVANA, JAMAICA WD PANAMA < \ \ VI.; March 7-U1, mid April 0 I,hi Re Mr? l-.ier?. Itntrs. SI50.00 I prvnrds. IllCII.MOXD TIIAXSb'KH COMPANY, SOtl Rast Mnln Sfrvel. We Have Every Modern Appliance for Laundry Worh ?al-o -killer! workers, in most sanitary surroundings, with a lystcin "i dclivcrv nnrl scale of rates that gives complete; satisfaction. ROUGH DRY FAMILY WASH, 6c u peitincJ. Phone us. Monroe 1053 or 1959. The Royal Laundry 311 North Seventh Street. Richmond, - - - Virginia Within twenty miles of Rich? mond there is a bituminous coal bed containing 1,152,000,000 tons. Richmond Aveitisers' Chib.