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UffCfl Congress to Take Steps
l<>r rpbuildiiig of -Mer? chant Marine. ACTION DEEMED NECESSARY Without American Ships, Pan? ama Canal VVflJ Fall S*iort oi Por>siblc Benefits Atlanta, ti.i . DlttakW iL?Legisla? tion 4sali*nla* la accomplish the re ha> liltation Of the American merchant marine a 111 ba sought from Coiijriees by the Southern l'anumit Canal Con lerem.-, which was formally organized h?i. to-day In the face of spirited opposition fron. Prank r QJaaa, editpr of the B! rim tin ham News. the conference adopted tha following resoiutions at the close of its first meeting: ??wh.reic.-. the Panama Cai.ai, built by Am.rKan ent? prise and capital, will fall immeasurably short of its possible benefits to American com? merce uuicss American ships exist to use it. Therefore, be it resolved by the Southern Panama Canal Conference, in j kes-'ioti .ti Atlanta. December 10-11. i that we respectfully urge that the I Congress of the I'nited States formu- j late and carry into effect at the earll- | eat possible moment definite and prac-i tlcal legislation which will give all I necessary and reasonable encourage- i lent to the American merchant ma? rine and American commerce with ; foreign commerce, and be it further "Itesolved, That the executive com- J miUee of the Southern Patia.ma Canal; Conference be. and are hereby in? structed, to transmit this resolution to the President of the Cnlted States and the members of t'ongress. and use all other necessary methods to see that the intent of this resolution Is ear? ned Into affect by the Congress of the United: States." Mi. ?Hess objected to the resolution; on the ground that It would put the! conference on record as advocating' ship subsidy, a proposition founded ', upon the fundamental principle of! protection, which he said the people I of the I'nited States had rejected. Samuel <;. Doug-baa, of Nashville, who! offered the resolution, denied that it carried an indorsement of ship sub- j sidy. "Say that in the resolution and I An Appropriate Christmas Gift That problem is soon solved upon a visit to our store. Doubtless you have a friend or loved one who would appre? ciate a musical instrument. If so, you will find a com? plete assortment here? r _ VIOLINS BANJOS MANDOLINS GUITARS and various other instruments. Such a gift carries with it a sense of the thoughtfulness of the donor and will long be treasured and remembered. Those buying now may have their purchases laid aside for Christmas delivery, if so desired. We urge an early selection while stocks are complete. Walter D. Moses & Co. 103 East Broad Street. Oldest Music House In Virginia and North Carolina. Will withdraw my objection," said Mr. Glass. I Mr. In.uglss retorted that he did not o>\1ect to ship subsidy if Congress de? termined such legislation was neces-j -iry to bring about the desired end. i W hat he wanted, he said. Was somej action by Congress to encourage thej ouilding of American merchant ships. He agreed, however, to modify the. original resolution, which read, "we d< maud and insist" legislation, so as to read, "we respectfully urge." Karnest speeches In support of the resolution were made by M. B. Troze vaut. secretary of the New Orleans Progressive fnlon, I>. M Stewart, of the Chattanooga Manufacturers As-! SOclatiOn; A H. Dadman. secretary of. the Navy League; Lcland Hume, of; Nashville, and J. G, W.atherly. seere- | tury of the Brunswick. Ca., Chamber of Commerce. Pr?sident W. W. Malay, of the Southern Railway, told the conference that he thought it unwise to make any demands of a new administration be? fore it had assumed control of the government. He wanted it anaar ?1.1. however, that he was not op paw**] to any movement looking to the upbuilding of the merchant marin-. Discussion of th- iron and steel in? dustry and the Panama Canal was led by John W. Slbley. of the Blrming ham ChanS. er of Commerce. K. J. Watson. Commissioner of Agriculture for South Carolina, addressed the conference on the benefits to be de? rived by agriculture In the South from the opening of the canal. The conference adjourned to meet again on the call of the President. Payne?Kent. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Frederieksburg, Va., December 11.? Crlstnond Payne and Utas Lucy Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kent, of Spotsylvania County, were married at the home of the bride, He v. S. II. Johnson performing the ceremony. They will reside In Richmond. >lnpt>-t.reene. [Special to The Times-Dispatch ] Robert Mapp and .Miss Bessie Greene, daughter of Mrs. W. Greew . of Mathews County, were married at j tlie Baptist porsona?e in that county, j Rev. j. C. Walker performing the I ceremony. Fiction Fact Fen Another Famous Story by Rex Beaclfo North of Fifty-Three Illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer Jl swiftly-moving story of big-muscled men of the Jllas\<m Mining Camps Like Another Wise Man By Leo Crane *j| Illustrated by W. H. D. Koerner The dramatic s/ory of an indian of the great American desert who sought out the truth A Colonial Christmas Day By A bertR. Ward Illustrated by W. B. Kinf j4 realistic and charming picture of the Christmas of our forefathers One of Harrison Cade's Inimitable Bug Pictures? Christmas at BeetSebmrg Great Frauds and Mysteries Beau Brummel, the dandy and favorite of George the Fourth By Deshler Welch The Illustrated Sunday Magazine z? The Times-Dispatch "The Best There h In Sunday Reading" All Property Mu^t lie Strictly Accounted For to National Government. SPECIAL REPORTS WANTED Dates Announced for Visits by Captain Partello to Local Commands. Announci mcnt w as made yesterday of the itinerary of th.- l'j13 United States inspections of the Virginia Volunteers, conducted annually under the direction of the War Department. The officer on duty Will be Captain J. k. I'art.-llo. inspector-instructor with Um National Guard Of this State. Bnch command will be inspected at 8 o'clock on the tilitht of the pre? scribed date, unless otherwise direct? ed. Olive drab service uniforms w 11 i be worn, w.th web cartridge 9wH and bayonet. All pm-lic military property, Including books and papers, will be inspected at 10 o'clock in the 1110111111? of the aajne duy. Must itrrenal l or Property. In ale order, Adjutant-General W. W. Sale say>: "As tile laws of this Slat.- and oidets from this ?dllce re? quire that all public military property be kept in armories and not taken I therefrom except tor tnl-iiary pur j poses, no excuse will be accepted for j the absence from armories of any j property at this inspection, and pro-| party so absent will be treated as shortages. All discrepancies found to exist between the inventory reports submitted at the lau inspections by Captain Georgs F. Baltzell, and the Inspections mad-.- under the provisions of this order, will be charged against the allotment front the military fund tu th. urbanisation lor expenses Brisrade, regimental and battalion | headquarters w ill be sltni.arly inspect ed. and are subject to the same require? ments as companies. Field, stitft a.nd aon-commlssioned staff officers will report for inspection at regimental or battalion headquarters or to such other organizations ajs may be desig? nated by the command.tit; officer. Special Iteports. General Sale orders Captain Partello to report especially upon the follow? ing matters: 1. Supplies needed by each organiza? tion to properly equip it for Held ser? vice. Ii. If all property on hand has been properly cared for. ?. Facilities fur taking care of pub-; lie military property, whether rooms are properly ventilated and aired.' whether same are Secure from unau? thorized entry, free from dust, damp? ness or other unwarranted Sgposun to the elements. 'Jf 4. If criticisms or defects and sug? gestions for improvements as made by the assistant luaueciur-genct ui, Vir? ginia Volunteers, at laat Slate inspec? tion, have '.cell acted upon. i. What progress has been made in small arms Dring. t>. Condition ol armory. 7. Any other matter which may be considered pertinent and of especial interest to this uftice. Detailed itinerary. The itinerary is as follows: Winchester, January 6. Iltl3, Com? pany I. Second Infantry. Stnisbuiir. January 7. 1913, Conipany k. Second Infantry. Harrisotiburg, January S, 1S13. Com? pany II, Second Infantry. Front Royal. January ?. 1913, Head? quarters. First DottSllsn, and Company d. Becofsd Infantry Duray. January IS, 1313. lieauquar U rs Second Infantry. !?? t,i sbursr. January 20. 1913. Head-! quarters Second Battalion, and Com- I pany G. Second Infantry. chase cay. January 21. 1913. Com-j pan;, k. gecond Infantry. . 1 Danville, January z2. 1913. Company 1 M, First infantry. Lynchburg. January 113, 1913. Head? quarters Third Buttulton and Company i:. First Infantry. Uoanoke. January 24. 1?13, Company F. Second, and reglsnsnlnl sunssstence j property Stautiton. February 3. 101.1. Head- j quarters and Band. Fitst Infantry. I Stautiton, February 4, 1913. Com- : pany k. First, and Company A. Second infantry. j CUniletteselMe. February 1. 1?13. i Com pany i>. hirst Infnnliji Cukpeg* r. y>i rtsatry 6. I9i3. Head-i quarters Thii.i Battalion and Com- | pany B. Second Infantry. Warrentoti. February 7. 1913. Com-) pany ?'. Second Infantry. I.-esburg. February 17. 1913, Com? pany H. First infantry. ?Miandils rentnnij iv. itu, Head-, ?teartars Second Battalion and Com psusp G. First Infantry. j Frederieksburg. February 19, 1813. Company |A rii -t lulantry. F.mporia, Februai y 1913. Com party M. Fourth Infantry. .-.fflk. F. I.rcary 21. 1912, Head-' quarters Third Battalion and Com-, pany F. Fourth Infantry. Newport News. March ?;. 1913. Com-i pany c. Foi.rth Infantry. Portsmouth. Match 7. 1913. Head? quarters Flrt Battalion and Compsnys K ant I.. Fourth Infantry N.-rfolk. March 1?. 1?I3. Head? quarters First Brigade. paymast.-r .. tu ral s office. Judg- adv<>.ate-gen- . eral's effica II II deist. March 11. 191t, 11. ad quarter, ? Pand. an<1 Ii. adqu.irt.rs Se. ,,r..J B*t-1 talion and Company A. Fourth Inf an- ! try Norfolk. March 12. 1913. Company? P l< and II. Fourth Infantry. Kichni -nd. Man b 12. I?u, Head-' quarters hand, and Company? A and B.' ?od l-;ght In.'antrv Blu. ? |i . ?ail-.n Richmond. March 1?. 19131. Cm.' , an\s c a-. I I ? l(|< otnond l.?ht In fan- j nsMS/s l-.attai.on Richmond. March 17. 1*13. Head rsearscffl First Battalion, and Com- ' PSSBVS A ard B. First Infantry. Richmond March 1?. |?ia. Com-' - ? ? ard F. TUM Infantry. Klehmond. Mar. h 1?. IJ|2. Adjutant-' at ? il - "fftc,, N:at. Ars. ,a| ?na .-? r? r.~-n.? and In l-raj ? nv Farmvilie. March :e. |?1I. Company' 1. First Infsntri Is Mtacmed. rxpecial to Th. Times-D spat? Bristol. v? . r>e.-rm?.er jj _| l-? th. southern Rail-' -\ rn? King Sf B-l.to h . ? lit. aeeklig to declare the icnrstltoti.-nai upon the at P-l?t..; prop.rt\ owners ? tas.d to pay for streets nt P'ke roads in the county. "Christmas Comes But Once a Year" But "Fostergraphs" Bring Joy Fore'er Think of that fact when selecting a gift to make some friend's ( hristmas a happy one. There'* a never ending pleasure to a "Fostcrgraph" that makes them the most acceptable of gifts. KosterKraphs are the highest development in photographic art? tni'' masterpieces of camera craft?so litelike in appearance so artistie in finish that one can almost imagine the lips move in greeting. Vour friends want Fosfc rgraphs don't disappoint them. Ar? range tor sittings now?and before A I'. M. Fostergraphs 112 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Va. GRAND JURY INDICTS SLEMP'S SECRETARY He Is Charged V\ ith Having Used Money Illegally to L flu* rue Election in Russell C unty. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Bristol. Va., December 11.?The Cir? cuit Court grand jury 0( Russell Coun? ty, ?ittlrig at Lebanon, after an laved t nation lasting several days, th's af t. ! noon returned ind^ictno nts in Bet - era! counts against a. r Creckstt, secretary t-> Congressman ('. It Sletnp. ? 1 oik, tig that Crockett dlstr'buteu tfl We* to intluence the November elec? tion In Russell County. Several other ?aen were indlcteel along srltkCrockett. These include, j. k. and K U Maslck. K'lward and Cummitigs Fields, Krank Tiiylor. Jonas Hasnake and J. b. Jessee. The grand Jury has not concluded Its investigation, and It is Mid that probablv a number of additional 'n d tmenfs will be returnel to-morrow, rj be charge against Crockett is under? stood to be to the effect that he This Man Cured of RHEUMATISM ? I mffered with rtMaawttMl la my arm shoulder, comp Ii ated with a partla paralysis of the r.ervea Puffered i;:v:m Ir'.n ail the time, lose of appetite. tn?'<m BIB, and wii nsflacsd ta a mere skeleton Aftec uainc a little more than one ? < t 'tie of MeeaVl Liniment I fee' that I alt . telv c ,re<1 and mr oid self asaln." Jchn P Da.'y. <~harieaton. 3. C. Of all troubles Rhrumatism is the most discouraging und dis tre islng. Not one case in ten re? quires internal treatment. Where there is no swelling or fever a few applications of Noah's Liniment will usually rcliev vou. Noah*? Linim nt penetrates an1 require* no ruD.->in?. h'oavb'a I^nimest l? t'-.e he ? ? rsrae^y for Itnen- ~ * r staaa, a iaMca. Lams Ha-k. f'iff Joints ard VjuVi, sore Throat. ' . 1%. - -*> ? Fpraln?. Cms. r.r llaea. ' n ie. C ram pa N'eurs ata. t MhSSSha and all Ver?a. trVne and Mvia r . A':he? and Pain* ?he ?eni.tne haa Noah's a-It oi. ?vi -y p? >??? Sr.t looks HSa thla tat. hat haa nr.O isnd on f.->nt of aackaae a-'t ??n?a?h?o I T'-renC- ? war? In RfP Ink T?e ??e? of Imitations So 14 B* all dea'era in rr -11 SBfe ?e -jt<- and tS ri ?rrnteed or rroaey re'unded b? Noah Bern B-fy i"o. P.l-hmond. Va 5*33 fa ri I as swans) e Jy N LstaMuhcd iS66 T. W. HOOD & COMPANY 0/J Dominion Nurseries Grower* of High-Grade Nursery Stock Our hne i? complete in every detail. Wc tnakr a sfcrulty of frnwtng ?f<oci men Shade and Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery. Roses (held ^r jar i | rr Fruits, Grape Vases, etc. I - te for catsI- qrav or r-hone ?a a? ?end our representative. Of fares: (.in? fer Park Nursertew: Hearicn county .broight to the county and distributed about $fae t,, laJtueaee th? slectlon I his amount, it la said, wa* dlatribut-.J in sums of from $.0. to |1M ln diff-r '?nt voting j>r.-cini ts in Russell Ceaa ?>. The men oth.-r than Crockett la lit ted ar,. charged with having re? ceived and usel aoMJ tor the purpose 1 or influencing the fiction, some of jtriem. it is charged, being responsible ?for the precinct distribution o: money ja.leged to have been intrusted to j them. Mr Crockett has heen <n Washing? ton since the present session of Con? gress convened. He was active in Mr. (Hemp's, campaign, und handled the 1 'i't.gressman s expense fund. It Is ex? pected that he will undertake to show 'that he handled no funds except such [as. were expanded for legitimate pur jPaaOg |a conducting the carripalgn in ""?? s?veral counties of the district. In two other rount'es in which in irmatlon was sought with a view to making a similar Investigation noth? ing material developed, and no Inves? tigation was made ex< ept In ^V'se County, where no indictments were found. CASE IS REVERSED BYSUPREHt COURT Important Ruling on Exemption of School Property From Taxation Laid Down. [Special to The Tim.-s-lMspatch ] Raleigh, ft. < ?. I?. cemoer 11 ?The BupreBM Court to-day reversed th C?r.Miration t ornm.s.-:on and Judge ?rank farter, of the Superior Court. In the noted case of the Corporation .Commission v*. The Oxfcrd Seminary Construction Company, from Oraa vllle. The S'-iprem. Cam I laid down 'the lallf] that'the constitutional ex ' eruption of property used for educa? tional purposes extends to cases where, as in the case, ar. incorporated coileg liaj for one of Its objects per-onal pin*i| for tue president und owners, i This ruling wl.l have the effect of relieving a number of other educa? tional institutions in the State from taxation that have hitherto paid taxes. It I* seid. Tile Supreme Court delivered opin? ions hi fifteen apeals this evening, as follows. <;i eeiisboro Life Insurance Co. vs. Kalght, Northampton; no error. Hank vs. Hoidernest. Kdgecombe; afflr.i.^d. -u .,1 Fountain Co. vj Shell. Hnrnett; rev. rsed. Condor vs Stalling* Union; re? versed. f ..rnuratlon Commission \*- Oxford Seminary Construct!, n Co . Uranvillc. reversal. McCail vs. SuMi.ir. Mecklenburg, pe? tition to reh'ar. dismissed. Tender vs Green, K.th.rford. re? versed. l ?ge vs 1'ise. i olk. error. Lljsir Co vs. Johr.son-Vaughan Co.. Buncombe, new trial. Colls vs Order of Commercial Trav? elers. Buncombe. ?: .'lrm?(l. .?t?te v- M It... . Kb ..im-nd. motion to'affirm judgment below bJsBWSBV State vs ivp,.?r and Davis, hor? sy the. appeal dsassdSSSsdJ for fa'lure t<> print record and brief Table Rat k Lumber Co. va Bramh. Burke moti m of plalntirf to reinstate 'appeal ..ntU.uei to n?-xt term, with leave to file ..fftdavlts - u ..n vs Snowbird Valley Railroad OBJ <;raliam. api" I dismi -?? d. In Mear? vs Mears. Huno.mbt Coun? ty and Bogg* and Morgan vs. M'nlng . 0' from tijston. the . use. a.e re? manded for prop-r slat. meat, of c-use of avpeal. SAUNDERS DELAYS EXPEKSEACCQU.il All Other Congressmen File Statements and Receive Their Certificates So certificates ?f election from the State Board of Canvassers will be l? aued to Edward W under* for MB new term, bealnnlna on Jdan-h 4 of next \MV ?11" h- '--re, ^ ?,. v -<rh his sworn stat.menf of election pane*- Csjrtlflcst. a a e s ways with? held ay the Hecrttary of the common? wealth antll expense accounts are tiled Beskdes. thST? la a fine for delay rr -- tnan thirty dare, to which Congress I man Saunders is now liable. But msny otht-r officers have done the same thing, and no one has ever made a move for prosecution. I But he has a good excuse, for the day after the November election he l?-ft his home to sail for the Canal I Zone, to Inspect the work there with i the other members of the Commute* I on Appropriations, and the party did j not return until time for Congress to j meet. All other successful candidates for Congress have filed their accounts. Those who spent anything In the get., eral campaign did so for advertising, printing, traveling expenses, hire of halls and such incidental matters Congressman Carter Glass, of the Sixth District. spent nothing snd promised nothing. Congressman ,C P. Slemp. the ose Republican from the, Ninth, confesses to spending Ie.sa4.s4, of w hich II 000 went to District Chair? man C. S. IVndleton. Congres-man if. D. Flood, of the Tenth, paid out |1 - 156 7!; W. A. Jones, of the First A. J. Montague, of the Third, and Walter A. wfSBasSS- of f~- Fourth, frpent and promised nothing In the SsvsataV Congressman James Hsy blew in Utf, ?.\ while In the Second E K. Hoi land came across with IC?o.2r>. and in the F.lghth C C Ca-Un expended 12:8.10. Rufua A. Ayers. the d-feat-l Democrat In the Ninth, spent 12.21? 2"... Adon A. Voder an independent candi? date m the sixth, spent 122. of which H.7." was his own money. Cranked to Death. ffipeciai to The TTmes-Dlapatea.1 afartlnsvllie, Va.. December 11.? Peyton Jeffreys. about twenty-fohr years old, a hrakeman on the Dan? ville and Western Railroad, living in BfAay, N C. was killed at Burnt Chim :,? 1? a station eight mlies east of hcie this mojrning Jeffries was un? coupling the air brake, and was caught between the bumpers and squeeze I t'i death The accident la believed to have been caused bv the giving away of a drawhend. The remains were brought to Martinsville and prepared for burial._ j Stomach Feels Fine After Meals A Couple of Miona Tablets Drives Out Gas and Misery It's surli a -implr matter to get r'd of stomach di?trrs- that its great prevalence can onlv Ix- accounted for l>y tarclessnes*. K'-cp a few MI-O-NA Stomach Tablets with you ail the time and take one with or after meals. They will surely prevent fermentation, heaviness, sournes-, or any r stomach distress. No matter how long or ho*- severely you have -uffercd from Indigestion. Gas it it is. Catarrh of the Stomach or F)ys isq.-ia. MIO NA Stomach Tablets if taken regularly will end your misery and put your stomach in hrst class shape or money bat k. I-trge U>x f<?r 50 rents at Tragle Drug Ca. and druggi-t- e\cr\ where Free trial tri cm.:,, fr..m H.sdh's MI-O-NA, Buf? falo. K. V. Advertisement. Can Cancer Be Cured? IT CAN The record of ths Kei err. Hostttsl le without parallel In history, l.aetng cured to etay cured permanently, with? out the use of the knife or X-raj. over tS per cent of the many hundr-ds of Sufferers from csr.cer which n has treatod during the past fifteen years We have been endorsed by the tenets tad Degislefure of Virginia. Ws guar atee our cures . Physicians treated free KlaLAM EOSPITAL ISI7 Mtat Mala Strove, RKHSIivu. .... VVUmTh.SH V/ESTPOINT VA. II PORT RICHMOND 1 f Offers the beat chsncr. for yor f> dotiVs your money .jtuckly by investing is real estate. LITTLE FRLTT FARMS BIG MONEY MAKERS. Address O D. I.. West Point. Vs ttroad Kock Lithia AmiacpticaOy bottled and sealed ?t the spring and drli-ered in ^sterile glass to the consumer.