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AT STATE SCHOOL Governor Holds L'p Appointment of Trustees, and There Is No Quorum. EMPLOYE IS FOR TURNBULL Watson's Friends Complain, and Great institution Is With? out Trustees. Folltlcs, li Is blievod, Is at tho bot? tom of the failure of Governor Mann to appoint members of the board of trustees of the state Female Normal bchool at Farmvllic, as the result of which there IS not now a quorum left for the transaction of business. The board attempted to hold a meeting at 'the school oh Wednesday at the open? ing of the session, but failed. Judge Asa l>. V.'alklns. secretary and treas? urer of the Institution gave It as his opinion that no quorum was pres? ent. Examination of the law Indicates that tins contention is correct; Th?j atut?te makes ilu provision that mem? bers of th< board shall i v.- until j their successors are appointed and qualify, out teems to take it for grant? ed that no Governor would fati to j make the- appointments within tue time prescribed bj law. it sets foith that within six months of the expira? tion or the teims of office of the trus? tees, the Governor shall appoint their successors, subject to ratification by the State Senate a*, the next session of the General Assembly. As to practical results, it is stated that If the appointments are mad., .it an early day. therewlll be no serious harm, since the school can run along for a time without any action by the- board. IctlVe In Politic". The whole trouble. It seems, arose over the fact that H. M Cox. steward of the school, who Is a Republican, is active In his support of Representa? tive Roberl Turnbull for 1 (nomination to Congress, At least, complaints of his activity In politics have been made by friends of judge Walter A. Watson, who Is opposliiK Mr. Turnbull. Inas? much as the institution is located In this county <if Prince Edward, in ihe western part of the district, which is Judge Watson's stronghold. his ad? herents have made It so hot that it Is believed that school has been or will be Injured .In Its career of usefulness to the state. Factional differences threa? ten to cause trouble. The appoint no ut of the trustees to succeed those Whose terms expired July i, have inen held up by Governor I Mann, it is uilcged, foi tins reason. [ He bad Intended to reappolnt all of them, Including Congressman Turnbuil. who Is president of the board, but withheld action when he leaned that Mr. Cox was actively tor, the present, representative and upon complaint ; made by friends of Judge Watson. Much \n- Drawn. As a usult. charges and counter? charges are being mad'-. Mr. Turn bull's ti.<!.;3 say that the Governor is playing politics Iii -iialf of bis personal friend und fellow countryman, Judge Watson, and Is holding up the appointment of the board for political ; reasons. Adherents of Judge Watson. On t!,e othci hand, ate bitter toward the School be'cauii "f thei activity bf Mr. Cox. The machlni and antl-machlne fight als<i enteis at this juncture, Mr, Turn, bull Is understood to have cast his vote last year for Congn sstnen Jones and Glass, against Senators Martin and SwanSon, although he took no active purt in the campaign, and, in an inter? view With The Times-Dispatch, aft-r t!.. pri.Ti?r'y, he said hi? own tons did not know how h. had Voted. i<:, t;.. Olhei hand, Judge Watson has been Supposed to n;iv, the support 01 th<: mactlln- In Virginia politics, A week di so ayo, in a card to the public, lie denied that any such source had any? thing to du with his candidacy, and gave hie word of h.onor and his repu? tation as a man in support of his assertion. May Delay Action. it la predicted by Mr Turnbuil's friends that Governor Manu will not make the appointment until after the Foutth District primary of September Zl. He Is now In the North, where he has beer, attending the Atlantic I.r r Waterways Convention, and Is not ex? pected to return until to-morrow night. The members of the board whoso terms expired July 1 are: Robert Turn LaWrcnccvllle; Rev. James Nel? son, D. D, F.lchrr.ond. C Harding Walker. Heathsvllle; .1 S Ware, Berr\. vllie; J. J Owen, Green Bay: .1. B. Wat kins, Midlothian! These the Uov The Times-Dispatch "The Best There Is In Sunday Reading" The Deep Sea Adventures of Mr. Brutus Grouchins are related by Wallace Irwin and are based on the weird experiences set forth in a strange manuscript in a jam jar found floating in the Hudson River. "The Three Men Who Went to Sea in a Bowl" had nothing on Mr. Grouchins. If the story doesn't make you laugh, it it because you don t know how. A Holiday Adventure Told at the Sign of the Dragon This is a story of a big American, a great love and a little revolution. It is one of those pulsating stories of sweet passion and fierce hate, of faithfulness and re venge, thai keep the interest tensely centred until the great climax. It is a story well worth reading. The Edgar Jepson Serial Is Better Than Ever This Week. Absalom Gommc. the amateur detective with the red hair, continues his efl'orts to foil the thieves who are alter "The Gillinghatn Rubies." and incidentally he falls in love, with the irresistible story sweeps on to an end that no reader can foresee. A complete synopsis enables you to begin this story at any time. It's a corker. And Then There Is Will F. Griffin s Pretty Poem, "When the Sun Goes Down" When you gaze into the far-away jeweled skies, after the great red sun goes down, do you wonder, with the poet, "what lies past the world's far rim?" Whether you do or not, you will enjoy the poem. Rea.1 it next Sun? day in the Magazine Section of The Times-Dispatch The Keynote is Simplicity Not only an artistic simplicity and elegance <>f design, but in all essen? tials THE INNER-pLAYER TRADE HARK PIANO is '1 void of complicated parts. For instance: The controlling mechanism is' simple, easily understood and easily operated. This mechanism per? mits tli' performer to concentrate Iii- attention upon the production of individuality in expression, and ; thus to obtain uninterrupted en- | joymeht without distraction of the mind caused by watching the music sheet and the manipulation of a complicated "expression" mechan? ism. Mad. 2586. 213 E. Broad. erh?r had intended to reappolnt. savei j Mr. Owen, who will retire at his own | ' request, Those now members of the board are George T Brldgforth, Kenbr'dge;: 1 j. M. Crute, Farmvllle; M P. Farrier. I Pearlsburg; Tucker Watklns. South Boston; M. D. Hall. Burke: O E. Jor dan. Pulaskl; j. B. Bot's. Roanoke; J. 1 D. Eggiestdn, .lr.. (ex olhclo). The president of the school is J. I* i .larman. under whose management It trains teachers at what is said to be I less cost than any oth*>r Institution i of similar grade In the Cnlted Stales. interestTpTrace for senai0rsh1p [Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Wilmington. N. C. September 6.? Wilmington, In common with other North Carolina places, is paying more attention to the race foi Hulled Slates Senator in North Carolina than in the election of Woodrow Wilson. How? ever, this is probably due to ihe tact that' it Is conceded that Wilson will Bweep the State. But Ihe senatorial question is a live one in this city, and bids fi-r to grow to fever heat, with probably much bitterness injected. Both Oovi i nor Kitehln and Chief Jus? tice Walter Clark, two of the candi? dates, have been heard here, and have developed a much larger following than had been credited to either, whether Senator Simmons win speak or not is problematical, though it Is said that speeches will be made here In his behalf. The Senator has a strong following In this city, and ex? pects to get a majority, although the opposition claims to be making heavy inroads. Th* opinion of William Jen- j .tings Bryan that Senator Simmons is not a progressive has undoubtedly In- j (luenced a number of voters, who are] strong supporters of the Nebraskan. The Republicans will hardly place a ticket in the field In this county this i year, especially as the party Is divided, ! many of tha leaders having deserted to Join the Bull Moose party. Iredell I Meares, of this city, the Republican nominee for Congress In this district two years ago, has deserted the ranks, and Is running as an elector-at-large on the Roosevelt ticket. The Bull Moose party will not poll a very strong vote here apparently, and Will hardly place a county tlckbt In the field, as a| convention of the Progressives of this county called for the other night failed to bring out over ten members. Now that the regular Republican platform has a local Option plank In it, and the Hon. Tom Settle, who pub? licly and on the stump opposed pro? hibition in the State election, is the nominee of the party for Governor, It Is said he will get many votes In Wil? mington, which voted "wet" In the election, and where there has been a spirit of discontent for a long time over the prohibition law. There is speculation as to whether the Repub? licans will put out a legislative ticket In this county, as it is realized that without a Legislature in accord with ? the local option plank, the Republican party could accomplish nothing even hough it elected a Governor.' Bu this county will eo Democratic, how ever the political cat may jump i Wilmington. N, C. September 6 ? Showing what publicity will do n?' matter how much such mav be o> cried as ??hurting the town." ?o-Oav stands Wilmington's health record Last year, particularly during the summer months. Wilmington had many cases of typhoid fever, tho number of cases recorded from July 1 to Decem? ber 1 of that year being 310 cases, with many deaths. A campaign of publicity was Inaugurated and rigid reforms placed in effect. The former was criticised as being Injurious to tho city, while the latter almost worked up a recall against the Coun? cil of the city, which operates under a commission form of government. But the publicity plnn was adhered to and the Counellmen stood by their guns, and to-day the rich fruits Of such are being shown. There have only been fourty-four cases of typhoid fever recorded during the past Bum? mer months, with few deaths. Wilmington's health department Is undoubtedly an expensive one. Yet It has been proven tlutt such expense was necessary and has really been a saving to the individuals In money, aside from protecting health. TAFT IS PRAISED Postmaster* Adopt ItcMolutlon? I.niid Iiik l'rexlilrnt. Atlantic City, N. J.. September 6.?? At the f'nal session of the'r fifteenth annual convention here to-day. post? masters o; Ihe first-class officers adopted resolutions praising President Taft and commending Postmaster-Gen? eral Hitchcock "for his adherence to the policy to put the postal service On a paying basis." These officers were elected: Presi? dent. ISador obel. Brie, Pa., first vice president R. K. Webbs. Louisville, Ky.; second vice-president. George W. Bean. Tampa. Fla.; third vice-pi es'dent. D. C. Mavsfleld. Boston; fourth vlCO-presi ,deht N. A. Merrltt. Washington, and fifth vice-president, John A. Dearsam, JlcKeesport. Pa. WIDE TIRE LAW IS1 TESTEDINGOURTS -i Spotsyivania Man Fined for Vio? lation Secures Appeal in Supreme Tribunal. STATE BONDS ARE PURCHASED Sinking Fund Used to Retire In? creasing Amount of Public Debt. Through the granting of a writ of error yesterday ir. the Supreme Court, the validity of wide tire law? will be tested In the tribunal of last re? sort. The ease Is that of Benjamin Polglaise vs. the Commonwealth, on an appeal from the Judgment of the Circuit court of Spotsyivania County, i it seems the Board or Supervisors! submitted to the people of the county,1 under an act of the Legislature, the proposition of a law requiring wide! tires to be used on the roads, In order, or course, to keep the highways in letter condition. The proposition was j carried at the polls. Then the board proceeded to make Its regulations, r- lulrlng tires of cer? tain widths I.,: certain sized ioads. Polgiaise was charged with violating this law in hauling more than 600 ft et of lumber in a. vehicle with narrow tirss. He was convicted and fined $16, He has appealed, and the case goes ' on the docket for a hearing at the! November term. It Is evident that the defendant In this ease objected to being fined, or else that others are Joining with him to make a test case, since the expense,* or appeal will be many times the $li assessed for the offense. In the petition. l'olglalse claims that the supervisors had no right to make specific regulations for the width o? tires, but should have submitted Us exact program to the people, for a general vote. i PAYING STATE DEBT Vearl; 92,000,000 Bond? nought und Itctlred Mine 1MI>-. Under the State's policy of disposing of the public debt by the sinkin- fund method, bonds are being purchased and retired with increasing rapidity, Fig? ures compiled by Second Auditor Rose well Page s,how that from February 1, 1910, up to the eiose or business yes-, terday?September >i, 1M2?the Bo?rd ->l Sinking Fund Commissioners has bought and destroyed bonds to the villi? of $671,388.7?. The total for Governor Mann's administration bids' fair to be three-quarters uf a million. ' Inasmuch as the State continues to1 draw Interest on the bonds purchased and retired, the sinking fund grows from year to year. The appropriation for this purpose. In accordance with ' the provisions of the settlement, is nearly (120,000 a year, and will con? tinue' at this figure until 1929. Under the administration of Gover? nor Tyler, the State bought bonds to the value of $1,111,500. For the four years from January 1, 1U02. to Febru? ary 1. 1906. during the administration of Governor Montague, the purchases were $204.600. while during the term of Governor Swanson they were $;?!><. 400. It is recalled that Gover? nor Tyler found a large balance In the treasury when he came In. while Governor Montague had none to work with. Tax Hearings Concluded. The annual tax hearing? before the I Slate Corporation Commission were j concluded yesterday. The only appear ances were of John P. Stlth. of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and of Mr. Marable, of the Clyde Steamship Company. Neither had any complaint nor request, but merely showed up to answer questions. The Southern Bel". Telephone Company and the Southern Express Company did not appear. 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This refreshing confec? tion prevents you from smoking too much ?offsets bad effects if you do. It's easy to carry and stays clean until used. It costs It?S? by the package, but teas by the box of twenty packages. So buy it while you*r? near where it's sold. Look for the spear The flavor lasts THINK NEGRO IS CHICKEN THIEF Police Believe They Can Connect Prisoner With Numerous Robberies. The police believe that in the arrest of a negro, now held as a suspicious character, a chicken thief who has been annoying residents in the north? ern portion of the city hus been cap? tured. The prisoner Is Lee Robinson, who w.is caught ly Bicycle Pollcemun Ger rlnir Thursday night after several bio. Ks' chase through North Highlit Street. In Police Court yesterday morn? ing the case was continued until next Friday in order to give Gorrlng an opportunity to get evidence against, him. When captured Robinson bad I tw.. chlckt ns with him, which ho said i he had bought, but was unable to teil ! from whom. t'pon Investigation Gcrrlng found that Mrs. J. L. Richardson, of 806 Kast Leigh Street, had been robbed of two fowls, and he is certain that they are the ones Robinson had. Gorrltig saw Robinson about mid? night Thursday in Eighth street. He obs< reed the chickens, and when he went to the man to ask what lie. was doing with them he ran. The officer was upon his wheel and gave chase, overtaking Robinson at Leigh Street It is believed that Robinson can be connected with several chicken thefts which have lately been reported to the police. Prominent Young Man Charged With Assault on Dancing Couple I Special to i In- Tlraes-Dliipntch.l Vurfwlk, \ ?., September U.?\\ ar? rant* tTcre sworn out tu-ilny churg Ing five young men of this city \>lili OHMUUM and lintterj on A. MUSCO Bud tll.s Madeline Bust Ice, daughter of \\ . It. Cunt Irr. While the) Men dancing nt Ibe Casino at Virginia Bench Monday night, The young ???en licensed of making the attack on the couple arc W. C. Warneli, Vivian Hodgson, \\. C, Jones, I . it. Graves und Thomas Hume, a near-riot look place nt the < aalno Monday night, Two young women were kicked nml beaten, n patleeiuau was disarmed nml heuten, und several young men fought to n finish In two or three rounds., Bus? tle* and Museo claim the attack was premeditated because of mi nne\ plnlned Incident nt the bull shortly before tin- llrM attack. The nfTiilr im? caused n sensation nt ih<- bench, mid Involves several families in bitter dinvrcncr*. JUDGE YARRELL HAS PASSED AWAY Counsel for Mrs. Florence May biick Dies at Virginia Hospital. Judge I.eonidas D Terrell, a. leading figure In two continents at the time ho was counsel for Mrs. Florence Eliza? beth Maybrlck and Baroness Carolin? von Roques, and twice member of the General Assembly, died at the Virginia Hospital yesterday afternoon His death followed a few hours after he was admitted to the hospital, and the cause of bin fatal Illness is little known here. The body will be taken to EmPoria. Va.. for burial t?-hiorrow afternoon at 2 30 o'clock In tin- family burial plot Ills nearest relativ,, n sister?Mrs; W. T. McDonald, bf Greeiiesvllie Coliiity. Judge Yarrell was a graduate In law of ib.- University of Virginia. As a young practitioner he became Judge of the old county Court of Grcenesville, serving one term. In 1S90 h? was elected to the Semite of Virginia, serving four years. After twenty years he canto back to the Legislature ?this time to the Mouse of Delegates, where he nerved in 1910. He was defeated last year for renomlnatton front Grcenesville and Sussex Counties, For yeais Judge Varrel! was Ameri? can attorney for Mrs. Maybrlck and DEATHS WILLIAMS.?Died, at the residence o( her son-in-law. H. G. Mason, 1 Sil Fnlrmount Avenue, Soptembor $, 1912, at 1:1S o'clock. Mits. ELIZA? BETH -'. WILLIAMS, widow of E, S Williams and daughter of the I itr, Wllilani Greaher. She i? survived by two daughters, Mrs. II <; Mason and Mrs .1. A. Bally, and three sisters. Mrs. ROsC W. JOll'nStOti and Misses Fannie an.I Molllo Greuncr. Funeral from the residence St'N' nAV AFTERNOON at I o'clock. Baltimore papers please copy. her people, going through with som? stirring scenes In settling her property rights. As n matter of fact, these are still unsettled, and he has been re? engaged In handling matters conm cted with the Maybrlck grant In coal lands In Dlckonson County, >n this State, In his capacity as attorney for Baroness von Botjues, he had many clashes with foreign lawyers. Pr tporlng In his profession. Judge Varrell a,?cumulated much property. He was unmarried. OBITUARY Funeral of Mr. Turoln. Tho funeral of John O. Turpin. who died at the Retreat for the Sick Thurs? day night, after a lingering illness, will take place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from 101s West Main Street. The services will be conducted by Dr. A. Bagby. The body will be taken to Lynchburg, his former home, where It will bo interred beside that of his Wife, Who died tWO \e.irs BgO. He leaves one sister. Mrs. L. C. Burke, of King William County, and two brothers?William 11. Turpin, of tills city, and 3. Ryland Turpin, of King and Queen County. William Ii. Ford, Jr., [Special to The Tlines-Dlspatoh.l Lyhctlburg, Va., September 6.?Wil? liam H. Ford. Jr., who had been ill for a long time, died tills morning at S.15 o'clock at tils home, death being duo to a complication of troubles. He was twenty-five years of age. and is sur? vived by his wife, whom he married about a year ago and his mother. Thomas nioekwell. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Keathsvlllc, Va., .September 6.? Thomas Blackwell, a prominent cltlzei of lone; Fairflelds, this county, died at his homo of paralysis this morning He was a farmer and an old Confede? rate soldier. He leaves a wife, sov , . rout; children and a large num? ber f relative* and friends. Inter in the cemetery of the hom? place. Ilruri I.. Jones. [Special to The Tlmes-Dtspatoh.i Buckingham, Va., September *<?? N. v.s has reached here of the death In Louis, Mo., of Dr, Henry L. Jones, formerly of this county. Rev. Plum? mer F. Jones, of Arvonla. and P. M. Jones, of Shepards. are brothers of H. L, Jones. The housewives of Kichmond are the most Intelligent found anywhere?that's why they refuse to pay more for other brands, when they can buy at moderate cost POWDER] the purest and most wholesome Baking Powder made. Sold hy all good Grocer*. laiitt on having it.