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Standard Oil Has Boosted Price
of Gasolene Five Cents
a Gallon.
No Excuses Arc Made, but Con?
sumers Must Pay or Do
Philadelphia, r.i.. July ?.?Con?
sumers' of gasolene are up in arms
ngalnst what tin y de< lara to be a
hold-up on Hi'- part <>r the Standard
??ii Company of Now J< rsey and its
subsidiary companies, in demanding
c.xhorbitant price* for the commodity.
During the last year, they declare.
the wholesale and retail prices of
gasolene huve advanced .'? cents a gal?
lon, and. According t-, the consumers,
the end Is not in sight
In view of thi report of the Standard
OH Companies?, .tust made public,
which (hows that tlx- profits for the
tiiHt six months of the present year
ugg regale In amount men than 12-.?
040,000, und that the dividends .made
by tho companies Iii tie system
timount to about 11 per cent., the Con?
sumer of <,i>.- 'if H:- principal pro
ducts of the gigantic '?system"
i lares that It Is about lime for the
government t-> ntervent and f'.i<- the
standard Oil Company of New Jersey
and Us subsidiary companies to dl- '
vulge the reason for the tremendous I
advance In all kinds of oils
Auto Ownrm Suffer.
Aiitomobilists in particular are in?
rtignant over the condition of the
gasoline market and openly^ contend
that they are the victims of a com?
bination of oil companies which has
linied a high standard <?'. prices foi
gasolene. Automobile dealers, pro
1 lelora "{ garages and Individual
automobile owners declare th it th. y
arc being made to bear the blunt of
tlx, recent advance in prlceS, dhd > -at
the dividends declared by ttie oil com?
panies lias tome from th>tr pockets.
from any oil company oolng business
In this city for S 1-- cent3 a gallon,
iro-day the gasolene Is selling for
it 1-2 cents a gallon and there in
every reason to believe, according to
tho consumers, that the prices will
In- toon advanced.
Persons who are the owners of one
or two automobiles and have no ga->
Oil no storage facilities arc now paying
-'> cents a gallon for the commodity,
?which a year ego could be pur' hasi 'i
<mywhere tor 11 or l? cents The b:K
<.:. companies refuse to sell t" Individ
ual consumers Iis? than twenty gallons
,f gasolene, This means that th- indi
ll consumer Is forced to pay i'i
cent* more a gallon for the commol
|l) than the garage owner or automo.
bib- sali.s rigent
N'o Shortage In Supply.
Th< consumers declare that there Is
nil abundance of g is?lene on the mar
ket. Orders delivered to the various
fcubstdtary cunpaniea oi the Stahdarfl
although the price is uniform, the con
s inters declare there seems to be real
competition among the different oil
companies having offices In the city for
th* i: a-lo.
One of the leading automobile deal?
ers on North Broad Street declared
yesterday tlit the standard Oil Com
puny mid Us subsidiary companies are
i- .pin- a harvest aggregating millions
?-f dollars annually at th- expense of
the nutomobiln enthusiast. Tin? deal?
er declared that no explanation can
i ? advanced by th.- >a>s agents of
tic oll companle? for the big boost
?In pllces. and that the owner of an
jttltomobiie Is being made to pay dear?
ly for the pleasure of owning and
running a machine.
? The standard on Company and Itr
subsidiaries are playing a hold-ur
game at the expense of the publ'c
declared the dealer "They know that
the average Individual, paying J2.00'
r,r ?3,000 for an automobile, pays lit
tie attention at first to the price o
srasbleno per gallon. The 'system' ha.
arranged its prase lists accordingly
nnd at present they are recelvln'
nearly 3'? per cent, more per galloi
\Vc arc now
showing soft,
< ?> in f<?rt.tij|<
Night Shirt-,
iii.i<1<- 1a .1
certain spe*
< ial in a k c r
who know-;
how t>> make them to perfection..
Soft starchless miislin, nainsook
and cambric >hirt>. ("nt big and]
Sizes 15 to IS.
Priced 50c, $1.00 to $2.51). *
We arc showing aKo a choice line-:
of new Pajamas, made in many.
styles^ Summer fabrics.
$1.00 to $7.50.
The Outfitters.
627 Plast BrondSt. I Near 7th.j \
for the commodity than they wre j
receiving this time last year.
%^enIn Offer No llaetme.
? The sales agents of the oil corn71
psnl'-s nri' unable to advance any j
plausible reason for the advance ex- |
c?pt. they declare, that there Is a ire- I
mendoua demand, and that lh? com?
panies are forced I" raise tnetr prices |
tn order to piy the expenses
Incidental to keeplhK the supply up to
the demand.
"W,. know, however, that this cx
ptBriatloti will not hold water, but we
have no other alternative than to pay |
the price demanded, A few vi-itm ago.;
before th- so-called dissolution of the !
Standard oil trust, w<- wer? led to
believe that there was real competl- !
tlon for the trade The prices of the j
various companies were not uniform. '
and we could drive n. bargain when I
purchasing gasolene In large <iuantl
' Since the dissolution, however,
there seems to t,? an agreement be
tween the various companies to make
a uniform price. Every oil Company
In the City now asks the same price
for a gallon of gasolene, and when an
advance is made for the commodity
It Is made simultaneously "
A score nf other dealers also de?
clared lhat they and the consumers
? ?f gasolene are toinir made the "goat"
of the Standard Oil Company, and that
If somethlrg Is not done in the lm
n ? li lie future to prevent another ad?
vance in price, the automobile busi?
ness will r. ?|vc a severe setbaCK.
The automobtliSjis, they contend, are
complaining constantly over the prices
61 gasolene and an additional bur?
den will have the effect of causing
many to abandon this mole of travel.
Militant llan-lii-iitf ?.et. fifteen Year- on
III. Pirn Of Oulltr.
ff-peeia! in 1 ht T:m. i-DUpStCh 1
Alexandria, v? , July S.? Fifteen >*?.-? in
Hit panltentary w?s the Kaimt" imposed
William Har.s'>r:jR. known .is. Sy c'rump
loh, tr. 'he i ?r|>ir?tlon <"ourt to-day follow.
?? .? ' ? of sul!t> ?1 Improper conduct to
ird a tl : teen-year-old tjirl This being
Ilanabruic'a M'.-onrl ?<r.:en^e he will have
'!-.? years ar]d?d.
Arre-ted, tiled and convicted of larceny
.' a poeketfr lok, containing IV. from J?m?j
!l ' Hr-.-rr hla employer and sentenced to
t.'ire.- car, In the pen'.tentlarv. w?> the
' |ui- m?t< 1 out to Jatnti Williams.
colored, forty.elrht hours afterward, follow.
Inj a p>? of mil ??
.. Give Cp Theorj That Alleged Jfur
ib-rer I- in Norfolk.
? belief of the pollee that Willie Harris
? accused of the murrt-r of Thomas'
< ey Feaboldt, la ?Tili In Richmond, 'vai:
? stronir?r la?t rilfttt when Detective*'
lanti Wiley and Krllam returned from
ilk and --vera! Tld?--< at-- ? itlec with
India* sr.y trace of him, The nfflrers
ved information that Price had pone
he KA.rrrr. aeetlon of the State, but
Roosevelt's Managers Arc Lead?
ing Him on Wild Goose
Washington, July 8.?The announce?
ment that Colonel Roosevelt would
hold his progressive convention In Chi?
cago on August 10i und that chief
among his aitiis would be tho break?
in^ ??!' Hid ''solid SoUth" is niiiklng
those who keep uack of such matters
here won lei whether the Colonel's
managers .ire not leading him a w'ld
1,003? chuse. It was but. a few weeks
ago that big heavy wad* of campaign
mallei- were coming dklly from the
r.-opsevelt headquavrtura Im-i? telling
th* world that the Dull Moose man hud
1 m-yiik-nl Taft beaten to a frazzl". and
that there was not a leg 'left for the
latter to stand upon. These precon
\? ntlon bulletins came with the ai
ii\.ii of each new-born day. Always
cptlmlstlc and claiming everything
pusotale, Manag or Dlxoii made the
unwary believe that Roosevelt was h
Mirt. winner. There Was nothing else
to It. lie had the thing cut and dried,
and all that was left for the delegat-.*;
at Chicago to do was to put on ti e
K " Hut that was Just what they .lid
ho <b.. hence th- new progressive cori
i-enttou to be held nest month.
Ont feature of me situation is amus?
ing and causes ninny persons to won
del why. with the grtat knowledge
that Colonel Rooeevel/t ,has of the
Sutith and of the .Southern people, he
should think for a moment that he
i.i uld break the solid South.
The .South is solid now. and will he
still more united after the election of
Uo(.y?,w Wilson In November. Plain
facts Justify plalli figures.
The popular and electoral vote for
President In 1904', as far as the South?
ern .States are cojicerried, was as fbl
Paiker. Roosevelt.
Alabama . 7!*.857 22.472 ,
Florida . 27.of. fj.311
Georgia . -?.1.2 2I.<H>3
Kentucky . 217.170 203.277 j
U lislana . 47,747 5.20.1 i
Maryland . 109,446 109*497
Mississippi . 53.376 3.1 ST
Norm Carolina .. 114,121 62.442
south farollna ... 52,063 2,n?4 I
Tennessee . 131,653 10a.3i?:< I
T? xas . 187:200 51.142
. Irglhid . "10,6 IS 47.SS1
Tnese figures speak for themselves:
and are stronger arguments as to,
whether the .Solid South w ill be broken I
!:i this year of grace. K'l2 than words
could put it It must be remembered,
too; that In 1304. Roosevelt w-us fresh ,
w'th Rough Ili'.cr fame. Tlrno had not
then worn the edges off the memor- |
able climb of San Juan Hill arid Roose
yell was tho target for all eyes. In'
addition to this he had no opposition. '
he was the regular nominee of tne j
liepuhilcan party. lie failed to carry
a single southern State, with the ex- |
ceptlon of Maryland, and that by a:
popular majority of less than fifty i
Mr. Roosevelt's managers rotint I
strongly on carrying North Carolina, j
But what Is the situation there? In
1904 and in two or three years Im?
mediately following that State had I
'hre?- Republican members of Congress
Morehead. Cowlea and Blackburn?
and in the Democratic landslide of two]
years ago she dumped all her Repub?
lican members and sent In a solid
l lemocratlr. delegation.
The Tarheel .State Is more strongly
Democratic to-day than she has been
since the war. There Is not a look In
fpl the Republicans. ?j far as Con
i--'.'.s Is <..->r.cer.-."d. and *t is a far call
for Roosevelt to claim anything there,
whatever proselyting his henchmen
may do.
Maryland will not go Republican
again soon, and as for the other States
In the South. Just how and whero Col?
onel 'Roosevelt expects to get In any
effective swinging of the big stick i?
rtlfllcult to perceive.
?"Solid South ' breaking is good cam
pa'gh sturf to hand to other sections
of the country, but poor stuff when
counted In the assets column.
Another Interesting phase of the
same situation la this: While Roose?
velt is counting on doing wonders in
the South, what Is to become of the
regular Republican vote In that sec?
tion? Is Taft to be left high and dr\
and to g^t none of it In spite of the
fact that he is the nominee of, the party.
Looks like somefcody Is fooling the
Colonel. P. II; McO.
Aldermen Meet To-Night.
The BeaiM ?f Aldermen win m.-et,,-o.nlrh:
at 5 o"clock In regular monthly ?ession wirb,
lares docket '>r important papers. Includ?
ing a niimher of large aprre-prlattotif.
The World's Favorite Bottled Beer
What made it so? - QUALITY and PURITY.
173,184,600 Bottles sold in 1911.
Anheuser-Busch Branch.
Jos. Stumpf, Mgr.
Richmond, Va?
Bottled with crowns or corks only at the
Home Plant in St. Louis
Anheuser-Busch Brewery
St. Louis, Mo.
The Most Popular Car
THE KLINE CAR- - seen on every highway. It makes all
roads easy. ]t has power to go anywhere and durability to
stand the test of legitimate use. Every piece of material enter?
ing into its make-up is tested for strength and fitness. The
workmanship is the best skilled hands and trained brains can
produce. We know this car. Each car is a personal thing with
our mechanical force. It is hand made and good to the minutest
The pleasure of motoring is increased by the knowledge that
the car you arc driving is right. The steady rhythm of the per?
fect running motor, the refinement of lines, accuracy in design
and distinctivericss in appearance are characteristics of the Kline
Car. These arc some of the reasons why this car has become
the most popular car in this city. It will surpass in sales all
other cars combined irftRichmond the coming year. Drive out
on the Roulevard and look at the bier factory near completion.
Foster Motor Company, Distributors
P ROH IB1TI jpj1,11 ^
They Claim Right to "Progres?
sive." and May
Take It.
Atlantic City. N J. July S.?Main?
taining that the Prohibition party is
the original progressive party, a de?
termined effort will be made by its
leaders to .hange the party name at
1 the national convention which opens
here Wednesday.
With tho prospect of a new party
under the Roosevelt, leade-shlp now
practically assured, Prohibition lead
era here in advance or the convention
insist that if any party is entitled to
be named "progressive" It is their
party, which always has stood for
advanced political principles
Though the party to be formed next
j month in Chicago is being referred to
ns the "progressive party." the Pro?
hibitionists point to the fact that the
organization %s yet unborn has not
i been christened and that they are
[entitled to the new name If tfhey
ch??se to take it.
I The movement to rech'rtston t Ho
! party has been considered for some
time, and at this convention delegates
'from all States are coming prepared
to take a deteamlncd stand. The New
Vcrk, Pennsylvania and Nebraska
delegations are reported to be prac?
tically solid in favor of a change of
Present Name Unfortunate.
"The name "prohibition, party* is an
unfortunate one for us." said Charles
R. Jones, chairman of the national
committee. ' Is not a. progressive
name, and does net truly refiect the
party's character. We are progressive
In .ill things, Of course, our baalc
principle is the suppression of the
llQUor traffic, but even 'prohibition'
does not fullj express that.
"Our party is the original progres?
sive? party, and at this convention we
expect to deal can fully and progres?
sively with ail the big political Issues
Of the time. For many years the
movement to change the name has
been growing, and In this campaign 1
would not besurprlsed to see the move?
ment a success. The name 'progres?
sive Was suggested several years age
and our official newspaper now con?
tains the word 'progressive' In ii* Mile.
Other names thni have been suggested
are 'the American' and 'liberty' party."
Iloes Not Cciir New Party.
Chairman Jones iocs not view the
formation of a hew party with alarm.
"We do not believe that a third
party headed by Mr. Roosevelt will
: have any effect upon our cause In tho
I next oampalgn." he said. "Our people
know that Mr. Roosevelt Is not at all
In sympathy with our movement "
Delegates to the convention arrived
to-day by the hutrdreds. Conference*
of State delegations begun to-night,
when the national committee also met.
Tho executive committee completed
plans for the temporary organization.
Clinton N. Howard of Rochester. N. V.,
known ns the 'Little Olant." probably
?will be chosen temporary chairman of
the convention '
A well-oiled "steam roller" ran
over an insurgent movement In the
Prohibition party to-night nt a meet?
ing of the national committee of that
party prellmlnnrj to the national
I convention, w hich meets here Wednes
I day, and at the climax of a spirited
I session a minister of the gospel, chal?
lenged as to business Integrity. ln
Ivlted a leading Insurgent "to come
cut doors."
Trouble starUA th.0 mom ami. CHajiL??
R. Jones, chairman of the national '
ommtttee. called th,- meeting to
order. Insurgents In the camp who
have made no secret of their inten?
tions to oust* Mr. Jones from tho party
leadership, at once raised the point,
of no quorum. It developed that there
was none, but following several hours'
of manoeuvring a quorum was finally
declared by Chairman Jones, after his
followers who were In tho majority,
had vacated four places on the com?
mittee and brought the total i(l?in
bership down to a point where the
netual number present did constitute
n quorum and business could be trans?
During the heat of debate It was
reported that Gommlttcematt George
0. Haven, of New Jersey, :had re?
signed, and that the Hev. Robert A.
Kflwond. pastor of the Boardwalk"
Church, of Atlantic City, ra prepared
to make a statement regarding Mr.
Haven's status.
Mr. Stewart, of Illinois; H. P. Harris,
of Missouri, ami other loaders object?
ed to the committee taking action on
such statement and declaring Mr.
Tavcns's place vacant.
'IWe have only this men's word that
he had a telephone conversation," said
Mr. Stewart. i
"Docs the gentleman doubt my
word?" Indignantly demand.-.1 lh< l;rv.
Mr. Ellwood rising to his feet.
"Yes, 1 do." Mr. Stewart quickly re.
? Well." the minister retorted, "come
outside and we'll settle It."
While friends Interfered iin.l ex
planatlons followed. Chairman Jones
ion ., motion declaring Haven's place
vacant, and it was carried.
W D. Calderwdbd, of Minnesota,
present secretary of the committee, is
the Insurgent, candidate for the party
kadeirship. The committee to-night ,
chose Clinton N. Howard, of Rochester,
N. Y., as temporary chafrmnn of the
While returning front dinner in work at
the Richmond Heating and Blower Com
rani, Fifteenth and Bro^n Streets, Miss
MIC? M?erlng, of 115 North Nineteenth
street, whs accosted yesterday afternoon
nb-tut 3 o'clock near her office by an uniden?
tified white man. He addressed a few
' words to her. but she quickly fled to the
I office, where she exoltedlv lelrt what had
happerided, "Police headquarter* was notl
l fled, lind Detective-Sergeant Bailey tnvea.
litigated the cast. II? could tlnd no trace I
I of fhe man.
f Special to The Time?*- Dtsnatch. 1
I Hampton, VS., July 1?One thousand in
' rlnes of the t'nll.d Plates Navy arrive,1 tn
Hampton Itonrts to-day from ptlba, ivhero
they have been dnlnsr service since the re?
cent uprlsltiu on the lelan.tr The mnr1n?s
Teer- brought to thl* port on the b?tfle?hlps
Vew Hampshire. Nobrasko, Rhede T-;and and
rieerria. ffttt left fo-nlcfct *or fho New York
and Philadelphia naryj-arda on special pns
s-nK'r ?team?r*
P.esr-Aflmlrai Ruto Oeterhaua. corr.msnd
er-ln-citt.-f of fhe Atlantic fleet, sailed to
rlny on the t>? tflesTirp Connecticut from
Hampton ftoad-. for Newport. ft. T.
News of Petersburg
Timcf-Dlf patch Bureau,
S Uolllnghrook Street,
Phone HS5.
Petersburg. Vn., July S.
A corps of engineers, with helpers I
ami a force of laborers, has been at
work for some days on the property
of the Dupont Powder Company, near
this city, locating sites for the fac?
tory for the nianuiacturo of explosives. I
the various buildings needed to coin- |
pl.t.. the plant, and for the homes to
house the employes. Tho land Is In,]
l ira., part wooded, and a vast ileul of
work is to be done. It is said tho I
plant win probably begin operations
With about i.'0? employes, all Of Whom
will be given homes on the land, form?
ing with their families a village of
four or five hundred people.
1 One effect of the establishment of
this plant has been, it is reported, to
advance the price of land in the vi?
Deaths In the Hospital.
William T. Spencer, a merchant of
Greenes vl He, near l-lmporla. nnd a
Well known citizen of the county, died
in the Petersburg Hospital this morn?
ing, where he had been a patient for
: . days. He was seventy-three years
Old The body was taken to EJmporlU
for burial.
Mrs. Maggie Scarbrough, wife of
Charles Scarbrough, of Prince George
county; died yesterday In the Peters?
burg Hospital, where she had been un?
der treatment for nearly two weeks.
Deceased was thirty-four years old,
and was widely known and esteemed
jlu her county. The body will he
; hurled at the family home in Prince
I < ieorge.
Other Deaths.
1 Mrs LotllSli U l.affoon, aged about
I thirty-eight years, wife of George Lnf
foon. died this morning about 8
I o'clock at her home on Shepard Street,
after an illness of some time. She Is
survived by her husband and one sis?
ter. Mrs Ida Andrews, of this cits.
land by Severn] brothers and sisters re?
siding in Brunswick county.
a telegram received Saturday nigh:
by relatives in this city announced the
death tu Bryson, N. <".. ot Mrs. Janet
Welc':. aged Sixty-nine years. Mrs.
Welch was born and raised In Peters?
burg, where she leaves many relatives
..1,1 friends.' She was the daughter of
the late Samuel Rdwards, of this city,
.itid was the eldest sister of Samuel
Edwards, who is critically ill in the
Clundrey Sanatorium, n<vir Baltimore.
Sh.. was stricken with paralysis Satur?
day hftcmooil and survived but a few
Mmi-ingc Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs I. Walter Brunei will
celebrate the fortieth anniversary of,
their marriage on Wednesday evening.
July 17. from vno to 11 o'clock, In their,
home on Halifax Streei The occasion
win he marked by the preseso 1
many f: i- lids,
Kiippn Slanin Conclave.
Tho annual eonclnvo Of the Kappa
Sigma Fraternity will be held in Louis,
ville, Kir., July 4-13. It is expected
that 2.OiiO members will participate n
tho oeremonler. Kdwnrd Alston Bur?
gess, of this city, delegate of Flt.i
Chapter, of Ra>ndolph-Macon College,
left yesterday to attend the conclave.
Pornounl ami General.
The report that L'mp're Orth may
loavo the Virginia I^airu.i causes much
rerret among the Petersburg fans, who
recognize In him one of the best and
most Impartial and most courteous
umpires the league ever had
Miss Ruth IJr:stcr and her guest,
Miss Virginia Tyler, of Vonkers. N. Y .
have gone to Richmond. Ky., to visit
Mr. and Mrs. R. U Ma.tt.hows are
vlBlttng in N'dw York and at Atlantic
nr. V. R. Talley Is attending the
m.etlng of the State Pental Associa?
tion at Old Point.
Miss Rettie Wood, who fell whil*
attempting to hoard a car In Rich?
mond on July 4. sprainln- her ankle,
"< confined to her home on Grove Ave?
nue a.-, the result of her Injuries.
A number of dogs, supposed to have
been attacked with rabies, were killed
last week in the Swift Creek neigh?
borhood, in Chesterfield.
Wanted In Norfolk.
Sadie Wntklns. alias Sadie Branch, cat?
ered, was arrested las* night by Detectlv??
Bailey, B?lton and Atkinson as a fugitive
:r.<m lustlce |n Norfolk. .* n officer will
probably come for her to-day.
Mountain Excursion
Lynchburg, $2; Roanoke, $i.
Goes July l<>. Returns July 22, Via
Norfolk and Western Ry.
A last special train, for which round
j trip ticket.- to Lynchburg and Roanoke
will be sold at above low rates, will leave
: Richmond 12:01 noon Friday, Julv 19;
land on the return trip, Monday, July 22.
will le,i\c Roanoke 1:30 P. M? and
Lynchb?rg 3:00 P. M. Stops at Bedford.
Mont vale and Blue Ridge. Through
coaches front Richmond without change.
( .ill at N. & W. Passenger Office, Ninth
and Main Streets, for full particulars.
District Passenger Agent.
Forest Hill
Calls to you to enjoy its
scores of pleasure?.
The Chicago Ladies
Symphony Orchestra
gives free concerts after?
noon and night, the pro?
gram including both classic
and popular selections.
For an afternoon or
evening of genuine pleas?
ure, go to Forest Hill Park.

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