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Store Closes July and August at 5 P. A'/., Saturday's 6 P. M.
ANNOUNCE For To-day July 8lh. A Sale of Embroidery Robes Complete patterns?ready to be put together Beautiful Embroidered Robes, made of ibe sheerest batiste and Swiss, in ef fective combinations of embroidery and lot-in lace designs. Some of these patterns represent the most beautiful conceptions in the new art rope stitched embroidery work, and must be seen to be appreciated. About Half Value $5.98, $6.98 and $7.98 per Robe Note particularly that each pattern contains 2 ? yards of 45-inch embroidery flouncing and 2 . yards of embroidery insertion to match, also i}i yards of plain material. On sale tbis morning in the Embroidery Section on the main floor. FINE ALLOVER WASTING. AN "ALLOVER" BARGAIN. A newly arrived lot of Swi^s Allovers?22 To-day we shall sell Fine Allovers?large inches wide in English eyelet, designs; bean- designs on very fine French lingerie materials t if nl good-, especially adapted to CQ ?values S2.50 a yard and up. An <P"| Cfi waist making; pci yard . . :. ?s?/C | extraordinary bargain at, per yard vjLokJXJ BRANCH EXCHANGE FOR BELLCOMPANY Great Telephone Development in West End Requires Addi? tional Equipment. rian* arc being prepared by the Southern Boll Telephone and Tele giaph Company for a new branch ex Change building to be located In the vicinity of Robinson Street and Floyd Avenue The enormous development ? (be house telephone business through? out the western part of the c'ty neces? sitates this change, according 16 tele phonti ofllcials. When completed It win add a third name to tho list of calls now represented by "Madison" and ??Monroe." It is claimed that there win be no delay in Service. One will merely call "West End 2436" instead of "Madison" or "Monroe." as at pres? ent. A few years ago. when the Bell Com panv secured a general franchise to operate in Richmond. >t erected H-> central exchange at Eighth and Grace streets, the geographical centre of tho city, and Its system of conducts radiates from that point In all dlrec-< (Ions. In but a short time the ere,-' tion of a larger annex building was necessary to meet the growing busi? ness, and two switchboards were need? ed where one served formerly. Now the great main conduit under Grace Street leading to the West End I* filled to Its limit. To supply the hun? dreds of ntw houses being erected through the \v.-st End with telephone service and to meet the constantly growing demands it win be necessary, If the central building Is to be ttsed. with a third switchboard there, to build a new conduit. The location of a branch exchange it, the West End will save this ?est. and will also saVo ahout two miles of wire for each tele? phone hereafter installed in that ?Iis trtct. A cable of ample size win con r.ert the two cxehrtnges, The ?-c|o. tl?h of the new s'te a's. far.VWcsl as Robin? son Ptrert Indicates the belief of the company t-.st there w'.l be a further development west of the Boulevard in the ne'ghborhood of thn Rcncdlctlnn College .-.nd Rattle Abbey, while the choice of a new geographical c entre of the West End as far South ns Floyd Avenue Indicates the- bel'ef tb.at there ?will Shortly be a large development in the nelghbo-hood surrounding Wil? liam Bvrd Park. Work on the new exchange building v. ill begin 'n the fall, ar.d the transfer of West End telephones to the new switchboard will be accomplished hex! spring, according to prei, ht plans. WELL. IT'LL BE A PICNIC Tollce (,<-t Ready f-.r lllgecNf Event ..f Venr on .Inly The police on .!u!\ : t proltsis-s to be the biggest and lost ever Al? ready the committee Iii charRc Is . i< -. ly watching the local market to obtain the best of all good things to cat, nhd tinder the direction e,f Chef Puffv .1 menu fit to terhpt n klrig will he served, old-fashion..! Brunswick str-w, of course, will occupy conspicuous place. Rvt the full list of nil the things to satisfy the inner man ha:: ' in many forms, espet ;. 11* . le-tic events Captain Barfoot regards Iiis forthcoming alew-eatlng contest with Captain Epps almost riii atli-' le.tlc event, and yesterday nimbi that he had already g?ne in trhltilni SAYINGSBAHK RICHMOND HI/CMAINST. ?-???-J The prurient man lr,c,ks e,:ir for the future and saves his money; One dollar starts an account with u>. CHRIS. MANNING IS ON THE WEND Hopes to Leave Town This Week for Philadelphia and ! Atlantic City. I So many friends have called lately' upon police Commissioner Chris Mnn nlng Jr. at his home in North Twch ty-slxth Street, that it has been neces? sary for the doctors to shop thi th away, l)Ut those who K'>t beyond the lines yesterday wer.- extremely grn tilled t-i llnd th.it Str. Manuln-: .us greatly im? proved. Much of this improvement' is due to li e fact thnt vis'.to:? v ere not permittel :o sec him, and Mr. .Mninln Haid yostori'.ny thai h ? hoped and ex? pected to b.:.ve the city this week f"r piillttdo'.dil.t and Atlantic city. Mrs. Manning v 111 accompany bin?. Mr. Mnnrlng probahiy has more p .r soiial Iricnds than rtr.y tne man in Richmond. When it was first an S nouneed that be was Ml. the telephone 1 at bis residence had to be muffled, and i then, before hi? doctor knew It. lie j bad rlrrirod tip another telephone, with I the receiver under bis pillow. That wns quickly rut out Before that hap. p. n< d, the commissioner was using it. although ho Is s.nls'l -d now that th3 bist thing to ilo 1.? to dc as the doctors j ray. By so doing, he is almost op Ms ' fi r?, but he won't stiiv tin re if his fri lids brralt by the door n t II dun i about the Baltimore convention au I I ib.. fight for the Administrative Ho:-.-.l .lust as soon as she heard thai Mr. Manning was better, a woiit.in tnlli-d up to find If be would appear bc-iOro a Council committee to advocate an ordinance for the creation of the job of matron nt the First Police Station. Mr. Manning yesterday requested a newspaper friend to .state that while he was heartily In favor of the nieas ulie, be did not feel Strong enough to BCI oil ami -p. al. for it. While Ins friends will rejoice over the news that he is b.-ti. r, thi y will not bo permitted to storm bis room to tell him so. The man on th cgnte is too wise for that, and It won't help matters to flash a I fire badge or a rinss. DETECTIVES SEEK : PRICE !N NORFOLK j Alleged Slayer of Thomas Sea I holdt May Have Gone to Tide? water Section, Police Say. Although most Information now in ? ; them i.. i . ;:? ?.. m .-.t Willie Harris J Price, wanted to\ thi murder of Thomas <'ha Ik ley sSeabolrit last Friday I obtained yestcrduy which indicated t: ' ? ? Mu. Bessie Walker, in whose home ? ? j i.iondi Sin told Captain of Detcc live? MeMahon. now a-ling Chief ot was aw .it - t ? VVaikfr has left her Allen Av i ill Orel W< :<? 'i( tailed (o wat I'sclf to :.r-.:'t by attempting i? j the woman Captured In Washington. I Willig Carter, colored, was arrested! in Washington yesterday for the Rich- j j niond authorities, The police here 1 I want hint on a warrant sworn out by \ him with a .serious offense. Detective^ . . ?'? icellani was gent for the pfls. oner, and he returned with him last \riri?if,i f,.r Sellins Whisker, Robert Mayo, colored, was aj rested yesterday by Officers Duffy and Harris , on the charge of Helling whiskey with X out a llccnss, ? ? MaUon Is not incltt t Price will expose hi CITY EMPLOYES OPPOSE DELAY Join Councilmen in Fighting Plan to Refer Elections to New Board. A joint session of the Common Council and Board of Aldermen Is called for Wednesday night at S o'clock for the election of city officers und Icpartmcnt heads. None of the In? cumbents has opposition, but the tight will come ovet a motion to postpone the election of such officials as the Admlnlstral1 o Board will hereafter elect, until that board takes office on January 1 next. It Is argued that It would be Unfair to elect Official heads for thi water, gas. and other depart; me-nts for it period of nvn years from duly l, anil those holding to this view favoi tin- plus <>: allowing the pres? ent officers t-> continue in office with? out formal action. A majority Is re? port..1 to oppose it, preferring to be secure in their Jobs for at least the fir.-t year and a half under the Ad? ministrative Board, even If changes are made after that time. Home coun? cilmen hold that it will take the new board a year to familiarize Itself with Its einlies and learn the working of the yarl?u? departments, and that an ciect'on of omcors at this time will prevent the incoming board from tak? ing nny rnsh steps or making changes w'lhout n full knowledge of the situa? tion. j Tlo joint session will also elect a police commissioner from Clay Ward foi a period of s'x years Commis? sioner Llmmott w. Thomas win suc ?. . .1 himself without opposition. Clyde W SSUhdcrs, who had announced his cahdidacy In opposition, retired from the race after the ward delegation in caucus agreed to name Mr. Thomas. In releasing friends In both branches who had pledged him their support. Mr. Baundefa tald that he had always favored abiding by the result of a ward caucus, and saw no reason to make an exception in his own case, FEAR ACCIDENTS Police sn< That Motorists i.i\r III? leaillnu Signals When Making Turns. Drivers. especially nutohioblllstfl, since th? Inauguration of the traffic ordinance, have fallen Into a hubit which, the police say. Is apt to be the cause of some serious accidents. The traffic ordinance provides that nil (irlvers about to bring a vehicle to a stop or make a turn to the left or right shall Indicate by a s-gnnl of the hand or whip of their Intention. It has recently been observed that motorists Have beeil Mcnallinfr with their right hand alone. no matter whot, way th.-y Intend to turn. To correctly gi\c an idea to pedestrians rind drivers Of other vehicles. th> right j band should be' used as a signal to I show a turn is about to be made to the rlvht The (eft hand should be ! used to Indicate n turn to the left. It j Is pointed out that persons who 11 a? these signals correctly w'll he mlS I guided by some person using the right \ hand and make a turn to the loft, ahd ? i collision will result. The police are m a eiunndar..' lust how to remedy the situation, and u is a matter which will probably en? gage I lie attention of the Boaiel of Police Commissioners at the next meeting. WANT FAS! TRAIN ! SfUO RICHMOND j Business Men Will Urge Cham j her to Help Get Eight-Hour Service From New York. MAY ASK COMMISSION'S AID Richmond-New York Slccpw Could Cut One Hour and 37 Minutes From Schedule. Business :non who do hot see nny j ! Imu.cd'ate prospect ol securing a j I union station in Richmond because of ; the topographical conditions, will 1 make an cftort, through the Chamber of C01 tmerce ami other commercial '. I < "ganlzatlons. to have the Richmond, j Krederii ksburg und Potomac Railroad j 1 operate an eight-hour train front New , ! York to this city. Having made a careful study of train schedules, they | i win submit foots which they claim j arc convincing, and which I hey claim v ill convince railroad officials that the I reouest is practical and reasonable, j j in this connection It was said yester j day that the aid and Influence of the j I state Corporation Commission will be j ! sought, and when the "briet" has boon ' j prepared the Chamber will be asked I to submit It to Preside!.'. William H. I j White, of the Richmond. Fredericks- 1 jbtirg and Potomac Railroad inasmuch as Mr. White's company Is i now operating, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Railro ..!. an eight- : hour train from Richmond to New , work, the business poop'., will Join in the petition that the same service be provided from New York to V.ichmond. i v. 1111? Something raster. They contend that i' ear; be easily | done. What they specifically desire , I Is a faster service into Richmond for ] I the train leaving New York at 12:30 . I A. M.. and arriving here nl 1:12 P. M. ! j They contend that twelve hour* and | forty-two minutes Is entirely too slow. | The other popular train out of New i York, leaving there at 9:S? I?. M ? ar- ! rives here at .':50 A. M . which I.? ten j hours and twenty minutes. The spe? cial objection to this schedule 's that i It forc.-s Richmond passengers to leave New York three hours earlier : than they would like to leave, i ' We aro going to a. k Mr. Wh'tc" [said a business man yesterday, "why t w< cannot have a train leaving New j j York at 12:110 A. M., which can make i the run to this city In eight hours. It I cap be done without t!.< least trouble. 1 j as the schedule demonstrates." ! The schoelule shows that the train [ which leaves New York at 12:30 A. M. arrives in Washington at 7:12 A M. j and remains In Washington' nearly i 'three bouts, or until 10:05 A. M. for' ' the Boston Express. It invariably fcap ' p, ns during the winter season thnt i notwithstanding the long bold over in | 1 Washington the trait:, which Is duo at the Main Street Station at 1:12 P. I M . conies in 1 ate. The Richmond. ' I Krederlcksburg R- Pctomae operate!' ! lout of Washington daily except Sun-j I day, a local train?No fi?which leave.-1 I Washington at 7:3." A. M. and arrives 'at the Byrd Street Station at 11:35 A. M. Itlebmnnd Sleeper Would Help. By putting on a Richmond sleeper frc;m New York, local passengers can be landed here at 11:35 without cost to the Richmond-Washington line. The Objection on the part of tho railroad that this service would deprive pas? sengers of breakfast, is met by the argument that with a buffet service they could at least get an orange, a couple of soft boiled eggs, some pull man car bread arid a cup of coffee. By this schedule they could certainly ; bank on reaching this city on time. Moreover, it would be possible to bring i I letter mall leaving New York after imidn'ght Into Richmond for an earlier I I delivery. J While some of the business people I are willing t.> accept this plan nnd an j I eleven hour trip, others are preparing] j to light for something faster. In a ! word, they want ah eight-hour servlc- ' i from New York so tl-.at they can reach j (her at $ no o'clock in the morning, i This could not be nrranged. however,] without the co-operation of the Penn- j ' sylyanla, to.- the reason that the mid? night train from New York does not reach Washington until 7:12. i How II Could Be Done However, by operating a two-hour and forty-five ln'r.ute train from Wash lugten. leaving there Immediately upon the arrival or the midnight ex? press from New York, the Richmond. Frederlckshurg rv Potomac could get Passengers into this city at 10 o'clock. , j which Is nine bouts and a half. The noon train from Washington, due bete' at 2:l"> P. M. make! no connection In Hash'ngton with an; train from New York, and the po!nt is made that It 1 could prove irr.ore serviceable to through passengers by being switched around te, form a connecting link with the midnight express out of New York. Sporadic efforts have been made heretofore to have the schedules Im? proved, but the movement now on foot Is said te, have t 'erhendoua backing Having found thnt it |? practical to operate an eluht hour train from RIol; hi one! tei New York, the business people are anxious to know why the same service cannot i r provided for passen? gers southbound. liiere is n? better ree?himebdati?n than a hank account. For a young man in Iiis early business life there i-. no better partner than a strong national hank. Such a connection gives him personally a feeling of security and confidence in his own ability, with the added respect of his business associates. Don't wait .until YOU really need The American National Bank of Richmond, Virginia as a business reference or in the way of credit. Establish the connection today and let us give you. with many other things. SECURITY AND SERVICE. WOODS ARE F?LL OF WILSON MEN All Claim Now That They Urged Party u> Pick New Jersey Governor. THREE WHO LED HIS FIGHT Montague. Tucker. Byrd, Smith and Wiil?rd First to Stand Behind Him. Original Wilson rr.cn arc getting to tic so thick in Virginia that they have iioon falling all over themselves Nlhoej the Baltimore convention. Vou can't turn In any direction without moetlllP one face to face. N/b matter wltftt you j say, he's got the eyldi nco to prove that 'way hack In the early fall tie toll Senator So anil So thil the only loader who could save the Democratic pa/ty was the distinguished Governor of X< w Jersey. j Hut It would have been the same If Clark or Harmon or fnderwooi or i somebody else had been nominated, which simply goes -o show that man/ :6f these original Wilson men are Just ordinary fakers Nearly everybody in Virginia who keeps track of political events can call the names of the teal Wilson advocates The number was rather small at first. It male up In quality what it may have lacked In quantity; although lone before the Norfolk convention there were thou? sands of Wilson shO'.tters all over the State who were demanding that Vir? ginia instruct for Wilson, and Vir? ginia would have at least indorsed him .-xoept for the violett hatred of the Virginia ring. fiot Paneled lij the Itlnu. Governor Wilson nut such a cr'mp Into the New Jersey machine that ma? chine leaders In this state saw lie v as n hard nut to crnck and a dangeious chicken to handle. Still, the Virginia machine was forced nt tin- eleventh hour to Jump into the Wilson band wagon, though In so jumping It failed] to cover Itself with glory. Offhand, cue may pick five distin? guished Virginians who early In the fight warmly advocated 'n<> nomina? tion of Governor Wilson Of this num. ber. two of them?'"nptnln Joseph K. Wlllard and H M Smith, dr.?are not i:i politics, and not likely to be. It is somewhat different with the other three. Richard Evelyn Byrd. Mr Wil? son's manager In Virginia, annouri.1 Jiist before the Baltimore onvrnttuu?] and at a time when Wilson's chances did i't seem so bright--that he had retired from nctlve politics. This statement n ns regarded by many p?c plo as significant, for In espousing the cause of the New Jersey Governor Mr. Byrd practically broke away from IHe machine of which no had b>ej, j?? regarded as an Important part. But he fought so hard that eventually lie raw the machine ready and willing an 1 anxious to "eat but of the hnnd.'? Montague idvocnted Wilson. Former Governor Andrew Jackson Montague, w ho Is in pol'tics again as a candidate for Congress from the Third District, let it be known months and months ago that lie considered Gover- j nor Wilson the logical nominee of tnel Democratic party. He expressed the I belief that if nominated. Wilson would : be elected by a tremendous majority. 1 and he Is more convinced of that I fact now than ever before. In this, connection. politicians believe 'hat the overwhelming derhVhd nn?l senti? ment for Wilson In Virginia has ma? terially aided Mr. Montague's chances. But the active polltl-lnn who took the longest chance, and who gambled most heavily on Wilson, Is Harry St. George Tucker, candidate for Gover? nor. Tucker practically defied the ring in fighting the battle for Wil? son. At the Norfolk convention, when there were hisses and howls for many distinguished office holders, when Governor Mann's name brought groans and when Senator Swnnson was called upon to state for whom he was right? ing without making a reply, there were cries for Tucker, and when Tucker got lip to Speak he shouted in his opening sentence that he was a Wilson man. Mix Demonstration for i ucker. The big demonstration he received showed that the Convention at heart was for Wilson. Mr. Tucker went to Baltimore as n Wilson delegate. He rover changed, nnd wnen the ring was finally beaten Into line and the stampede- started, he could he seen | from all parts of the hall, standlnir , In his chair and waving his hat So It is but natural for Tucker's frier.ds I I to contend that he Is stronger wltn i the people to-day than ever before, i Of Course, It Is possible in the event I of Wilson's defeat In November for | the ring :o assert that it would have been different had Clark or Cnder Svood been pie:keel as the standard bearer, although It will never be pos? sible to make the people think thnt 1 way. They are willing to stand ori I fall With the man named by the ha i ctlonal convention, and they figure, I j too. that If the party cannot win I this year It mleht as well quit and j 'line up with something else. Some Who (lppoHeil Ulm. While the live men mentioned as] original Wilson boosters are best known locally, there are others, of course, many ethers, They are to be found In every part of Virginia. But Marlin and Swnnson nnd Flood ant, JCllyson and Ryan were never for Wilson. Governor Mann stated just ' before leaving here for Baltimore j that he would vote for Wilson on the j first ballot. But It took nerve to defy l the ring, when the hope of nomlnat ' mi; Wilson wan slim, inue.cd, and the lenders In that memorable flight are so proud that they can hardly re? strain tnemselves. And the general Idea Is that tho election of Wilson will be the beginning of a new poli? tical era In Virginia Arrested for Cruelty. C. Sr.ftwa was arrested yo3tcrday by Policeman Stockmnr on a warrant sworn out by Agent II.'. C. Taylor, or the Society for the Prevention of j Cruelty to Animals. charging him with cruelly treating a horse. Eight negroes, alleged erap-shoot nrs, were arrested enrly yesterday morning by Officers Tanner and Smith. Steal Lend Pipe. Thieves early yesterday morning enFered two now houses, at 2413-2113 1-2 Grove Avenue and stole a quantity of lend pipe, according to a report made at the Second Police Station. WE INVITE Your critical inspection of the Suits included in this unusual sale. Finely tailored worsteds, mohairs and serges which sold as high as $28.00; YOUR CHOICE, $16.00. A replenished stock of "G-R" Special Straws at $1.65. Gans-Rady Company So Citizens' Association Will Gratify Public by Giving Out Vicc-Presidents. A list of the "vice-presidents' of the Citizens' Association, which hus recently indorsed certain candidates lor the Administrative Board, 's be? ing prepared, und will be Issued short? ly, liver since the announcement that five of the candidates now in the Held had the approval of the Citizens' As? sociation as "business men's candi? dates," the'e has been InB'stent de? mand to know who made the Indorse? ment? who compose the C't'zens' Asso? ciation and who composed Its commit? tee wh i b made the llnul selection. Oillgcnl effort yesterday failed to produce a complete list of the mem? bers of the organization, though tome i of those present were willing to give ; as many as they could remember of I the names of those attending the I nomination meeting, held at the Busl | nes6 Men's Club on Friday afternoon. It was sluted by one of the promoters, j however, that a list of the vice-presi? dents, Including prominent men from all sections of the c'ty who are Irl sympathy with the moveme- t, and who will lend their support to the election of the ticket approved, would be Issued for publication In a lew days, Up to this time the de? liberations of the Citizens' Assocla I t'on have been secret. In fact, the announcement in The Times-Dispatch of the five who secured ppr?val came '-torn unofficial sources, und was not nn authorized announcement by tho association Itself. .No Kick Bxcepf on Sections. The ticket approve.] by the COzens' Association cons'stfi of Messrs! Carltbn McCarthy, Henry p. Beck, it'liiiam II. Zimmermann, E. H. Fergusson and Marx Gunst. Objection has been made I ? the udherents of Mr. Folkes that It : 1 provides no place for a labor candl- : date, and n strong rally around the State Senator has resulted. An equal- j ly vigorous objection la that the slate contains un candidate from the Fast Khd, and a rally to the candidacy of I Charles K Richards has likewise re- I suited. In both of these cases the fr'ends of Mr. Folk.es and of Mr. ' Rlcharus moke no individual attack ! on any candidate Indorsed by th< C't'zens' Association. They say It 1* un excellent slate, but that it Is not I sufficiently representative ns to sec- I Hons. On every hand there are political prophets Wil have calculated to, their own satisfaction the strength Of each candidate, There are those who cal? culate the vote by sections, and would i give estimate's o* what each enndidute 1 can hope- to poll on Church Hill. In i ', South ftlchmond or Fulton. To what ! extent the business men's ticke t will I ebmmend Itself to all of these various i I elements remains in be seen. KEEPS NEAR TOP EVEN IN DEGREES Richmond, at 91, Only Exceeded 1 by That Cultured City of Boston, Mass. At Chtmborazo, f.j. nt the kiosk in Capitol pejuare. f'ft?that's the way the weather behaved yesterday in Rich? mond. The latter represents the tem? perature on the streets, where the thermometer at 1 o'clock In the after? noon hovered uncomfortably near the century mark. Even the record of which was attained upon wind-swept Chtmborazo, Came near being the prlz? figure for the United States. Only Boston, of all cities in the country where the De partment of Agriculture maintains weather bureaus, beat the Richmond heat record yesterday The metropolis of New England sweltered under a burden of 02. beating Richmond as the J sizzle-point by a nose. Washington. Pittsburgh. Oklahoma ! City and Louisville all basked in a sun I which cooked the nlr to DJ degrees I Fahrenheit, but failed to ntt.iln to I Richmond's record. Despite the j extreme heat In the afternoon, there appeared to be little suffering, most eif the floating populace spending the day comfortably In the various parks. A <lve-mlle wind from the southeast helped things considerably, and at S o'clock last night the thermometer fell to 8-, and was still going down. ALDERMEN TO MEET lllii Docket to fie Cleared by t'pper Urnucli To-Morrovr. The Board of Aldermen will meet to-morrow night In regular monthly S' Ion lo take up one of the largest dockets of business which has been sent over by the Common Council for concurrence s:ince the present Council organ'xed. An appropriation of $20.ef>rt for opening Grace Street from Thirty to Thirty-Second Street, Including erection of retaining walls and exten? sion of the portals of the Church Hill tunnel, giving a new approach to f'htm borazo Park. Is the most Important of the nppropr'ntlor.s pending A matter of some Interest, is a resolution au? thorizing the Board of Fire Commls s'oners to contract for a hook and ladder motor truck t- oost Jll.or.,1 the money to be provided In the next an? nual budget. -*frls Council evidently seeking to pass n.long Us troubles to the Incoming body. A resolution for oceju'rdtlon of the Ratbskellar prop? erty for enlargement of William pyrd Park to cost $34,7f>0, Is also pending for cohcurrt ncc. Of this amount $25,000 was provided In the annual budget. A number at lesser appropriations and some papers of general interest are also ponding. PUT SPEED TRAP ON FAMOUS PIKE Chesterfield Officers Force Motor Car Owners to Keep Within the Law. These motorists experienced in the wiles of tho constabulary who took their Sunday afternoon spin along the Midlothian Tike yesterday recognized with hon.? trepidation a full-fledged "speed trap." balled and eet by per? nicious officers of the law who thus sought to put a cr'rap Into tho praise? worthy effort to "burn p the pike." which so many owners and drlveis regard an an inherent right. About half way down n .-month mile long stretch of Inviting road. a quietly dresse-1 man took h'.s stand at one side of the road, apparently to rest aus horse, which lazily cropped the gras? on the ditch hunk. Without shining but? tons or uniform with which to warn tho unsuspecting speeder that he was being watched by an oflicor of tho lav. | ,|j Plain countryman was In reality one Of the Chestertteld Countv constabu? lary und very much on his Job If a car approached him at ah excessive rate of speed, he waited until tt flashed past, when he 1'fted his arm to another constable stationed a-, a mcubured dis? tance farther down the road Tie second officer Snapped the stop watch In his band at the signal, nr.!. as the spi ling car passed a point a short distance from him. snapped it again, Stepped Into the road and the out? raged driver was arr. st< 1 by an < hicor full handed with pi<. "vo,? <?nfe I hi Tea in*. Unfortunately, the agitation against reckless speeding has been so wide? spread and In B?ch d'adly earnest that Sil the "aw breakers seen.el to he nr. the lookout for trouble. ..r.d t ic trap war readily recognized. Still, the guard.ans Of the peace of that sedtloti Of ChesterfieH ate ver> much alive ^ud the famous Mldothtan Pike luis been converted from a speedway Into ail ordinary country road over which it is safe for horse drawn vehiele* to travel with comparative safety. Ritter complaints were hoard front Richmond motorists who wer, thus in? terfered With, and the chief ground of complaint appeared to be thai tllO con? stables were not uniformed. The same complaint 's bcinn made against the Richmond police department for sondlng its motorcycle officers out In Plain clothes. Only a short tithe ago. a citizen of Richmond protested vigor? ously Llnst using the members of the poire force as '"spies" Prom tho StandpO'ht of these complainants, tho only "gentlemanly" manner to enforce the law would b" to require the offi? cer to ride tip by ihe side of tho speeder and ray, "I bop; your put'lon, sir. but I'm iro:r.jr to tithe you now. Are von ready" Play!" Dies I'roin Apoplectic virniir, While visiting friends "t Twenty first und Franklin Streets last night about 0 o'clock. Charles Woody, a ma? chinist, suffered a seiliois stroke of apoplexy lb- was treated by Dr. It. T Tin wk ins, ambulance surgeon of tTie City Hospital. He was removed to the Memorial Hospital in a critical Vondlrlon and (died soem after his arrival there. Summer Excursion Rates to point- North and Vest by rail and water. RICHMOND TTtAXSFER COMPANY, 80S East Main Street. i_.-?---??: "Alitlebeter" Shoe-Repairing Service No nn.il work. All sewed Men's Shoes HaM-Soled, 75c; Heeled, 2f.o* Wenw's Khoes Half-Soled. ?oe; Heeled, 25o. W?.gor.s call nnd deliver eve.ry-.c'he.rA, The Royal Laundry SHOT. nEPAIKJNO DEPAHTMJBNT, Phones Monroe IfSS and 1350. For niiainesa Stationery, Specify The pap?r that gives Increased of. fectiveness at no additional cost. B. W. Wilson Paper Co., Richmond, Va. Sole Distributors. The best roofing tin for the money is G. M. Co.'s "Pearl" Roofing Tin. Gordon Metal Co. tfjehmond, Va,