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BY PARCELS POST
Petersburg Mother Solves Presf
3 ing Problem by Rmoutsc to
New Mail Service.
SOME BONEHEAD PLAYS
Two Li'- al Deafen Come to Grid
When They 1 ail to ? fefterYC
Stamp Ketritldti< >ns.
The new parrels post c*m. la MM
sisUinco of a PeU-rsburg inotloi >"
torday and ?a>,.| hot baby trom *** mi
lug a Richmond vacation Shy ? <
clothe*. Pool ?.!!! ? ? Btriafc n I at?d thi
story with keen appreciation ei heb) ..
plight, but d" lined to dlVUlgO Ii.llll.
Mother end baby arrives] mm Iba in
terurhan cai >-eeterdsy morning for .>
visit In Richmond an Inventors of
the ha cease after arrival revealee Iba
fact th.-?t laiiv? erardrobe was Mlaras
a number of Important ?arnients srbl< h
had bass left behind The ai
and chararf-r of th- dfrrllct viSlUlllta
, are not eeeentlel to the story.
It wan neecMiary that th. . |othe? fo|.
low at one. , and it wi.s linpra? th aide
to aend Ibani by SMSaeager%>r i Inresa
A long distance Ultaaena BseaBMat' Id
relatives, witli Insirsrtlone to fsrwera
at once by parcels post. brought kjdde i
clethee before nightfall Mother, wtii
herewith take notice tha,t a ee upasu
wardrobe, tor baby can bt -? Bt by par?
cels post for a few c-.".:?
-enter Hi. -<oet-ess.
If the trsfflc of the RiBhsaawel Peat
olllce may be taken at a criterion, the
parcels post ia a hnjrs B access In the
three Jays during v.l.:--h th- ?< i vi c
has been in operation the local ;>? ?
offlce has handled upwards <f s>eae
packages. An accurate record of pack?
ages received and dUpali hed is hi lug
kept, by the central office und'r in?
structions from the d-paitment :n
Washington. * Reports ft om thi two
letter stall ns m.d treat the peet-of
tice in South Richmond liidicate that
the service is popular.
At the central office at 4 o'clock yes?
terday afternoon, the parcels post wait?
ing line Stretched halt way from the
receiving window to the eastern exit.
Bbfty In tha day Art:r:?- POBtBSaBtl I
Southward opened an additional Win
dow to take care of th.e aMgmeBted
business, l.'nb ss an unexpe? tad dimin?
ution in traffic lakes' place, the I xtra
window will remain op- a permanently.
Irvln T. Anderson eras appointed t(
service at the new win-ion In r. .-.
the parcels post force to four.
Will It- . ' ten ???ii.- I slenslon.
Acting Postmaster Southward said
yesterday that he will recommend to
the departm'-nt that it extend the par?
cels post srrvl.Sf to a number of sub?
stations in the cltv. These Will l>:
distributed over the dty to ftvi .,
convenient service to BS many outlying
sections *s possible.
?"onsldei able complaint reached thai
central offlce eeterday from patrons
in the residential sections who com?
plained that It was s hardship to bring'
pa< kages to the dow ntown office T:.
was a general demand for the extension
cf the seivlr? to conveniently sitWat
ed BubRta'ictns. At present, parcels
post packages can be -nail,
the central office, at both letter stations
and at the offlce In South Richmond
No rccommerslation.i for extension :
of the service csn be made before j
Jaruary 15. when the local orfic- w.ll
forward to the department in Wheat
ington tli< data covering parcels post
operations for Richmut?:. CrincesSit,;J5
along this line srtU hinge upon the
volume of business in this city and the
expense with which it Is transacted, cs .
compared with other ettiaa ??!
else. Mr. Southward thought It prob- t
able, however, that petitions for eS>|
tending the servlc. in t:.;s City wUJj
?>ossr Ronehro'l Plays.
TIM first three days of the parcels j
post service puts the <>. K. tag on the.
assertion of s prominent Nr^rt.. Car
Una educator that "the human mind j
possesses an Infinite iur>acJty for ,-e-i
elating the inroads of knowi.-.c
Laymen, w-ho are . .. ? sable, and bus- ,
tnese firms that ought to know better ;
have vied with one another :n break- '
fng the parcels pott rules.
Despite the wide]v-r.ubli?hcd rattl =
that no package wi'.l be rec?iver? a?hid
doee not bear dasftacttvs parcela pee*. '
stamps a prominent seed firm report -
mm at the post-offbe reetertsay snrajI
two wagon l?>a?"-S cf r\. Kfc.-. - ? . r:: :
ordinary a tamps And the worst ad it ?
was that it took post-omVo ofTir:
half-hour to convince the shippers thai
Cncle Sam could mske no exception la !
their ease, and that th.. k. k< - ? ?> id
not be forwarded until th. r ile* w -re j
Another Shipper see' over ?fvr.il
hundred parcfls weighing under fees
eancse each, tfnder the impression
tl?at ordlnat y riamr-s were Rood for
packages within the f?r statt limit
to had used them, lie was red I ? ?
to the rule erhich provides that par?
cels post stamps must la- Bsad for all
fourth-class matter The usual ?c >(e
followed, ending with a humbie teta*
pllancc with the reguiati *
[Special to The Times-l>isgnieh.)
rredericksburc. Va . .Ian :a y 3.?
Noah ii?!>. r.?..:i M sS X? 1 :? B-Jtler.
?both of Stafford OesBty. caaaa hats
yesterday and w-.-nt to the rsaMeaea
,of Rev. W. S Jackson. ? nr- th. > were
'married. Th< y will rf i<i<. la BkBsTecd
Well-known Petersburg Xcgru
J ?> \ ictim of Peculiar
MURDERERS AWAITING TRIAL
' VVoodmcii Install Officers?Se?
vere VVmdfAonn Prevails
in < ity.
I Tin- Time* Hispatrh Bureau,
i> Bollinghrouk Street
(T- lephone 14*5).
Petersburg. Ifa . January 3.
j John Carter, a ar#JI ? known and well
Ilo^le colored butcher, long engaged in
[business i? thii citjr, was instantly
j killed ib!> morning about 9:30 o"elo? ..
( I.- a peculiar aecid. ut at lilf> meat
?I.r of Halifax and Byrne
latreeta. Me was standing at the
IByrne street entrance loading Ml vaV*
w.u with aeaets Bar his <ustonieis.
j when t):. top ,,f tl,e sk> light to the
j store wa.- blown off by the high wind
which had hr-n prevailing for houi*
hlasset with the force of a gale. a
. of Um fastlag timber struck fir
ter on the heck of the bead, tractur
ing his ?koli at the base of the brain
an?* breaking his nek. Death re
' suited very quickly
C ter ill ? m of the best know,
?l aaea in the eitv. He was the
I I on: ictor of two meat and vegetable
?lores, and enjiyed a large business.
OstrV.es incident to the installation
of the Rev. & .V. Brown, of trederlcks
? hjirg pastor-elect of Ollfiel?: (colored!
.Baptist Charek in this city, will te?
em on fTtin day morning and continued
toroughout the coming week, and will
b? on an elaborate scale.
S?a Murderer, \nalliae: Triel.
six segreea held for murder, are
Be i ici? trial m Petersburg and the
roan ties adjacent, and with one?excep
tion. all of the victims were colored.
I two ta-ej in Petersburg will be
< died at the January term of the
Hustings Chart, which begins on the
Ifta. Tin prisoners are Hobert Brown,
charged w-ith stabbing to death Otis
Cu:ti3. of Richmond, in a gambling
room during a dispute about a smalt
sum of money This will be Brown's
seesr.d trial, the jury having failed to
ajirce in the first Instance. Self-de?
fence :s claimed The other case is
that of Joseph Hill, who is charged
srtth atahhlag Henry West to deatn
af'er a '.ifnculty over 5 cents.
Rriact Cketgo County has two mur
) derer? in jail, to be called to trial on
!January IL when the Circuit Court
eonvi ra ?. The parties accused are Pres.
tea Robinson, proprietor of a smai; !
a tare la the lower portion of the
I county* who last month shot and ki 11
i ? Art her Williams, in a quarrel about
liiuor, and concealed the body In a
ditch. Robinson first denied and then!
esnfeaeed the kl ling, saying he acted'
in self-defense. The other case is
that of Sidney Smith, who, without j
,:. :t bj alleged, shot and
killed Maila Taylor at her? home on |
Tuessiay of th<S week.
Sussex County has a murderer in the)
person of Julia Mason, who. without ;
! the least provocation, went to the '
home of Gertrude Smith and shot and J
, killed h-r, in th< presence! of her chll
dren. He then walked to Petersburg,
cenfeseed his crime, and surrendered j
Hinwidsiie County has one murder |
case, that of a nc?ro youth, charged '
with ki.ling a white girl several
?Matthe ago The accused has had one j
trial, the jury failing to agree. The
snooting is claimed to have been, ac-1
la-lallstton of Officers.
At a very interesting and enthu- |
, siastic meet^yig of Magnolia Camp. !
I Woodmen of the World, at Reams, in J
' Dinwiddie County, last night, the fol
law lag officers were Installed my r>*e
trial Manager R C Mayes. of this
city. Consul commander. W E Webb: .
adviser-lieutenant. H. W. Par.lel, bank-i
er. James Halligan: clerk. .1 H. Wyat? !
.rt S. P Perkins, watchman, at E '
Chappell. sentry. Oma Crawford: phy- j
si. ian. Dr. E W IVrklns managers?1
T: a Chapp'i;. j? B. Williamson and ?
-Chappell i. II. Wyatt was elected
delegate to the head <amp. with Dr
W Perkins as alternate After the
msta?atWo the amabers eajejgaf a
s'.pper and smoker
The ni'-mb. ... of Apnomattrcx <~amp.
Woodm- n of the World, "f Ettrick. and
mt Onkwwed and Heetyweed Camps, of;
?his city, will meet at the Pa-tehfrs
of Liberty Hali in Ettri k Sundav
morning, and attend in a bod} tie
moreing service at Ettrn k Methodist
ami Church The pastor. Rev. G.
w Watkins wip. preach a special ser?
I iawaSSaaSd Happening?.
Richelieu S. Wilson, a-ged thirty
aesea years, died In his home in
?:ttr rk last night after a long Illness.
He is survived by his wife and one
son also by four brothers. T. ?1. j. j ?
H. C. and ?". G. Wilson, of Crew-e. and
my tour ?isteis. Mrs. G. h Koduff. "1 i
! - ity; ssasa \ k. waeon. of Balti?
more, and Misses Rosa and E. C Wil
m I ef Crews.
Charles Bei* ?erick. a well known
farmer living near Swift Creek, had
th. aaMaseaae to br?ak one of his
less yesteida> He was hauling logs.;
v. hen one of the b.^s -.died fr-'m the i
v .con and fell on him.
Hern St. ismith. the young man who.
If You Value Your Eyesight
You will equip your ? <e-W I
reading uble with a /CC^O Lfd.ITip
Authorities acres that a good kerosene oil lamp is the beat tor
reading. The Rayo is the best oil lamp made, the result of years
of scientific study. It gives a steady white larht. clear, mellow.
Made of solid brass, racket putted. Can be lighted without re?
moving chimney or shade. Easy to clean and rewick.
At D*airr* ?g?rymvktrr
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
HA <m? irmiu^ m Wew im*tt > a*jaa??r? Ma
8 W. Broad St.
Start the new year right
by buying your meat at
Baker Bros. Wa save you
30 to 40 par cent.
Best Pot ft fft
Roast UC and 1 UC
Best Brisket Stewing Q
Lobe Roast. . .10c
Chuck Roast. ..
Round Steak. . .
Chuck Steak. 1 lc
Pork Chops. . 17c
Porksteak . ........ 17c
Picnic Hams. . 14c
Best Fresh Smoked
and Corned Hams 1 t C
Fresh Select Eggs ?**C
Best Creamery But- O
Sliced Breakfast OO
Butterine ?*VC and 25c
tm accidentally shot while hunting
Hn Wednesday. 1b igettirng on very
favorably at the hospital in this oity.
KeglM ratios sad Appointment.
J. Y. Janieisun. for some time past
the stamp deputy in the Internal
!.. venu- Office in this city, has re
MKr.?d from that position, and hasten
succeeded by R. W Katies, of this
. :ty. appointed under the civil ser?
A scve-e windstorm prevailed^in this
city and section last night and this
morning. The wind blew very strong,
and in a small way did considerable
damage to houses and signs. In sev?
eral instances roofs were injured
s.gns blown down, bricks knocked
from chimneys and walls weakened
The building on Sycamore occupied
as a clotiiing store by Louis Levitt
was partially unroofed. The build'ng
in South Sycamore Street occupied
y W. II Lewis * Bro. was slightly
tieweral .\ewa Xotea.
At the meeting of the A. P. Hill
t amp. Confederate Veterans, last night
;? rrangements for the observance of
tleneral Lee's birthday were completed.
The anniversarp falling on Sunday, the
esmp will attend memorial strvice at
Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, to
conducted by the Uev. Charles R.
fltrlkltsa* Tuesday- the veterans will
parade, and at night have their ban
aSatt. Genera'. Theodore S. tiarnett, of
Norfolk: Mayo: Harry Wooding, of
Danville, and Colonel .lames Anderson.
oi gprlnggeld, Mass.. will be guests and
TPs Men's Bible Class of Old' Street
Prentiyterlaa C'hurch had their annual
> upper last night, and a large number
of the scholars were present. William
B. Mcliwalne. the teacher, presided.
Short addresses were made by Mr. Mi
Heroism J. N. Harrison, the Rev. J. A.
MiC'ure. E- E. Boiling and others.
The .1. B. Worth Company has begun
the erection of a new ice plant on
Wyoming Street, to be completed by
The Norfolk and Western Railway
Company will next week begin tag run?
ning of three trams a day on the City
Point branch, for the accommodation
of the large number of workmen em?
ployed at the DuPont Dynamite Plant
t-elow the Point.
Mrs J T. Boiling and Mra William
Kiggan. both of clarksv^le, Va.. wero
operated on to-day in the Petersburg
Oeogttnl by Dr. H. a. Burke.
Mrs. Waiter J Walah. of Jcracy City.
X. J. formerly Miss Magaret Bailey,
of this city, la visiting the family of
James H. Bailey, on Liberty Street.
Joseph Smith and James Joanaon.
negroes, sent on to the Circuit Court
of Dlnwiddie. for trial for robbing
cars, were committed to the Petersburg
Menth of \eaeraste Woman
Mrs. Bridgt: Joyce died last night
at the home of her son. Michael Joyce.
k: South West Street. She was <n
her ninetieth year, and is survived bv
t..e following children Mrs Annie
Coffey. of Fairfax. Va.. John E. Joy> . .
of Washington. t>. C. and Michae:
Joyce, of th<? city. She was a devout
member of St. Joseph's Catholic Chutci.
Castle Hall Dedicated.
Th- beautiful new Castle HsU. of
I. reka Lodge. No. ?4. KiilehtS of P>
thlss. was dedicated to-night with in?
teresting rercmonb s 'Irand Chancel?
lor b. a. Rufflti and other grand lodge
? ?(Tlr-ers and a number of prominent
membera of the order, from Richmond
and other citlea were guests and
speakers Robert <l Bass aeted a?
master of ceremonies, and R H. Mann
welcomed the guests The occasion
wan a delightful one. and all present
r i red l ie beauty nnd taste of th<
t a anal Wee?l?r v. W C. a.
The annual meeting of the To .ns
Men's Tirtstian Association will b
?,<.d Jsn-iary *. All papers transfer
ring the title of ibe Mgb school build
Ing and >?? *n Cnlon Street. 1o the
aasectailon. for the site of the new,
t; . ?es pome, hare been recorded.
MeiaaSrta ?t.eee NakWi.
[?Special to The Times-Dtipalos.]
? .amliSa Va.. January ?.?Thieve* i
last nterht broke tnro and robbed the
-tore of Long d Rwwtle. and after i
stealing a quantity of cigar* and oinar
pfaaa alas rirled a number of letters
in the poat-offlee at the store and scat
tered considerable mall matter The
rtrhhsry nran not olaroversd nntll this
mornlmr \ pic* and own! chisel was I
us** m foruas tf?? trcsat dopy pf vhe |
FIDOS IT CLEAR
CASE OF SUICIDE
Coroner Investigates Circum?
stances Surrounding Death of
'.-p?'l4i t0 Th<? Tiniee-Dispatcii. 1
Harrtsonrmrg. Ttk. January 3.?Under
clrcum3taiic.es pointing to suicide, H.
M. Grubb. s.oventy years old. a woll-to
do unmarried farmer, who lived alone
f cept for his housekeeper, was found
d?ad last night a* 11 o'clock In his
home in the I'aulington neighborhood,
about seven mllea northeast of Har
rlsonburg. Ills body was found on
; tbe itoor lying in his own blood. A
Wtafi bratet nrlc lay by his side. A
btillct enternd the man's neck undei
? the , hin and bored its way entirely
j thiough the head.
.-hortly before It .-/clock his house
' h< eat r. Miss Clem Thompson, ruslo-d
1 into a neighbor's house with the
Mory that Orubb had threatened to
kill her. causing her to run away T?'o
salgkkaf. Janvo Artnentrout and C
E Dsaaett went to the Grubb home
? and. finding the doors locked, entered
by a window, rinding the dead body on
the floor, warm, but lifeless.
Grubb was thorn and reared on the
, farm on which he dl?*J. His nearest
: relative is a eeejbOW, who returned
a year or two ago from Montana
Grabt) owned the farm. together with,
property, and Is believed to have left
money In bank.
He had been in 111 health and was
iubjeet to fits of despondency, during
ono of which he probably took his
I The fact that he and the woman
quarreled, however. together with
other facts, lent an air of mystery to
the affaJr. and Coroner Bl^dler held
an inquest to investigate tha, tragedy,
following the lasgvestt the coroner
pronounced Grubbs s death a clear case
Grubbs's death recalls the poisoning
of George M. Nicholas, the wealthy
farmer, who died on August "> from
drinking coffee in which arsenic had
been placed. Both men were unmar?
ried, both were well-to-do, each lived
only with his housekeeper; both met
unusual deaths, and both lived in the
same general neighborhood.
Waynesboro Takes Advantage o:
State Library Law for
Announcement has come through Dr.
Henry n. Mcllwaine, State Librarian,
that Waynesboro has just become the
third Virginia city to take advantage
of the State public horary law. Nor-,
folk and Manassas having already
supplied themselves in this regard by
action of their City Councils Accord
i 'tig to the report of the matter re?
ceived by Dr. Mcllwaine Ironi Wayr.es
I horo, the public library' there has
grown out of the traveling library
| furnished that town by the State
Under the terms of a bill fathered
by S. S. P. Patteson. passed by the
General Assembly of 1S93-1900. the|
Council of any incorporated town shall
have the power to levy a tax not ex
cefding 1 mill on the dollar annu?
ally for the purpose 0f maintaining a
public library. Although the bill was
raised fourteen years ago. few Vir?
ginia towns have shown any desire to
takl advantage of It How V
through the medium of the traveling
library. Dr. Mcllwaine has succeeded
in creating sentiment for public
libraries in various sections of the
State, and other towns are expected to
follow the example of Waynesboro
The news was conveyed to the State
Lio.arian 'n the following letter:
"Dr. H. R. Mcllwaine. Kichmond. Va .
"Dear Sir.?It gives me great pleaeure
to state that the Town Council of
WayMebere voted to take over and
sustain our pur die library according
to ihc Virginia law.
"This action was taken, and the
Mayor has appointed a board of dlrec?
tors, wnich has met and organized.
?All this lias grown out of the
traveling library we obtained from1
H.c state Library in August.
We are grateful to you for the
beta and encouragement you havei
civen. and hope the seed you have!
sown will Hear more fruit.
(Signedi -MAKY C. STEVENS. "
SHOW BIG GAINS
I Increase of $15,000,000 in North
Carolina During Past
fSpc-ia! to The Times-Dispatch.]
Raleigh, N. C. January C?A gain
of tlfvMMH is shown in the
resources of the Stau- banks of
North Carolina during 191:1. accord?
ing to a summary of condition just
issued by the Corporation Commission.
The resources at the close of bus'nr-ss
December i. 1912. were" ?S3.5S3.7 It, and
I the resources for 1311, to the same
! date, were $68.406.17;-. Baciatary A. .1.
Maxwell, of tho commission, says that
thle increase of $ 1 r>,Oitn,0ft0 has evi?
dently put North Carolina in
the lead of her sister States, Virginia
ui:d South Carolina as to the total
tesources of State banks. The last
tlgures from South Carolina, and Ylr
V'nia have jiot been received. ksat
UU relatively greater percentage Of
i.icreaee maintaiaed by North Carolina
State banks for several years makes it
rastloslly certain, he says, that the
gain of $$.000.000 made by the
North Carolina banks from September
to Novembfr of this year puts the
North Carolina State banks in the lead
' n total resources. There is a good
prospect, the Corporation Commission?
ers think, for the Stute banks in North
Carolina to pasa the $100,000.000
lesources mark during 1513. There
were 362 bunks under the super?
vision of the commission December.
Stil? and o?8 In Deceroloer. 1912. Capi?
tal stock for 11112 was I3.9S4.652. and
lor 1911 $9.027.030. Deposits this De?
cember were: time certificates, $9,
(.?62.061, subject to check. $36.943.411.
demand cerUfh-atee. $5.344.442. aavings
deposits, IU.eSd.iS4. For December.
H-ll. deposits of all classes aggregated
S43.fc46.K7. This December the total is
Willie Townes. of Vance County, re?
ceives from Governor Kitchin a com?
mutation of his fifteen years- sentence
for second degree murder, to ten years.
Walter Pennington. Stanly County, was
pardoned from a smaill remainder of a
two years' sentence for obstructing
a railroad track, for which sentence
was imposed in January. 1911. Zeb
Beerest, Union County, was pardoned
from a three montha' remainder of a
twelve months' aentence for selling
whiskey. All are conditioned on good
behavior and have recommendation o!
court officers and others.
The fiercest windstorm Raleigh has
ever experienced swept this city and
section about 6 o'clock this inornsng.
the velocity attaining fifty-two miles
an hour. The highest record of any
previous windstorm was in March, 19o9.
when a record of forty-nine miles an
hour was repeatedly registered. The
greatest damage to-day was to electric
wirea and signs about the streets.
Wires were terribly tangled, although
telephone wires were remarkably clear
of troubles. The telegraph companies
issued notice in the early morning
that all telegrams would be received
only subject to indefinite delay In
A building permit was issued yes
erday to Mamie K. Gravins to erect
two-story brick stable in rsar of
?413 Gro\e Avenue, to cost $700.
ROBBERS GET $90,000
AFTER FIERCE BATTLE
Portuguese Band of Smugglers
Attack Cattle Raiser on
Valenca-l>o-Minho. Portugal, .lanuarv
"?A daring hand of smugglers on the
Portuguese-Spanish frontier carried off
i pn.Md in ash to-day after a tierce
; battle with a cattl? raiser an-' fortx
of his herdsmen. In the cour?? of
I which nine of the cowboys were killed
land fourteen severely wound-d Jtgie
I Murllhaes. one of the best kn'i-m < at
fie breeders in the province of Mir.ho.
t had he^n for sex Tai weeks oassiiiK
front fair to fair and had d.?posed or
' three herds of bulls. He th. ? > started
for home, with the Portuguese equiv?
alent of f?0.0?0 In link notes and
- cash with him. He was guarded by
forty of his herdamen.
Karly this morptng. while he w.is
passing cl-?sc to the border between
f ? t-igel a.-.d Spain, he wae s iddeni->
attacked h>- a large bend of armed
?magglrrs. who fired on his part-, from
behind s?r.d and thx-kets The herds
i men returned the fire w.th vigor, hut i
; were finally forced to flee. They ear- ?
i t ied off Muriihaes. who had been seri- j
> ouslv wounded, but left the Whole ot 1
the money and twent: -threc ,f their !
'omredc* on the field, nine of them
dead end most of them fstallv injured
The i Ivll guards of the entire prov?
ince have been called out end ere
scan hing for th" smugglers and ' ?
tressure. but no trace of them has
yet been found.
Richmond Trust and
1109 East Main Street
10 HIGHER COURT
Attorneys for Hezekiah Cook.
Condemned Negro, Will Seek
Writ of Error.
a ?haaataaK va. itnuarv 3 ?At?
torney* T. li ?eddy and Krank Artnl
stcad are preparing- am application to
the Supreme ?"ourt for a writ of error
la the cane of H'Sekla?! Co??k. I ?und
putltv of the murder r>f hi? half
brother In the Circuit Court of Tork
County, aid sentenced by Judge P <"..
Tjl-r ?0 b? ele.trocuted on January 13
A stay of execution baa lv?n crant'd
pending the anpeal to th? hlaber ? ojrt
A deed was admitted to record In
t.i? clerk s office conveying the i.-hjs
and lot helonalnn to Boyd H'nrv at
NVjr. to ?V S. Strader of the name
Pi< ?? a d?ed waa a>o recorded to?
day for a lot in the treat Fnd from
J. Sf. Henderson to Frank Armlstead
The YVCillamsburg post-odlcr reports
a s nail business In the parcel post
department, only two packages having
been ?-n? out on the first dar of Its
operation The country permle. tbrouah
the rur?l routes hevre not used the
parcel poet to airy extent an ret.
William and efnrv rvie*. ....
torturee yess.eraay. nftwr a rare week*
resetr PsO tico J P Wee .eets.-aer
erreeted 9 L ?aste es a warms- ekergua*
htm wirk katnc drunh end esilHuty Os?
ts, wae lawdn wrt? of tk* etr? t? sste m
save kept a smar wnaiwaWT at ear wttiis
ke stayed la 'Sg, he ism when he was towed
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WALTER BAKER & CO. Limited
Established 1780 DORCHESTER, MASS.
EXPERTS TO EXAMINE
WATERS OF POTOMAC
River and Tributaries to Undergo
Washington. January ?<??The TreaS
i ury Department's bacteriological ex
j animation of Um Potomac River water?
shed began to-day. following the ar
I rival in the ? ;t> if Professor William
, T Scdgwi -k. of the Massachusetts In
I stitute of Technology and a member
I of the advisory board of the Hygienic
Laboratory of the Public Health Ser
! vice. The first step in the inquiry was
I the departure for a preliminary sur?
vey of the river of Dr. S.dgwak and
a. party of officials of the Public Health
Service, th. States of Maryland and
Virginia and the District of Columbia,
the latter being represented by Asa
Phillips, District superintendent of
sewers, who:-" recent report on the
condition of the river helped to focus
the attention of the Treasury Depart?
ment >n it. following the charge made
by the Bureau of Chemistry of the
Department of Agriculture that oys?
ters from the river were polluted and
In addition to a represente?'v? from
the State of Maryland, others in tiie
party which started out for a:i inspec?
tion it the river to-day were the Vir?
ginia Fish Commissioner. Dr. E. O.
Williams. State Health Officer of Vir?
ginia; Dr. J. W. Kerr, assistant sur?
geon-general of the Public Health
Service; Surgeon H. S. Cummlng, of the
Public Health Service; pr. John F. An?
derson, director of the Hygienic Labo?
ratory, and Dr. Sedgwick.
Tile inquiry will be prosecuted un?
der the general direction of Dr. Ru?
pert Blue, surgeon-general of the Pub?
lic Health Service, Dr. Sedgwick hav?
ing ben retained by the government as
I expert in charge, following tue de?
cision of Assistant Secretary of the
[ Treasury Sherman Allen to take up
WEDS UN HEIRESS
j Cincinnati Society Girl Elopes
With Man Who Had Served
Her at Table.
> (Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Cincinnati. Ohio. January 3.?In the
j face of one of the worst snowstortns
thai has visited this city In years.
' Mies N'ora Boss. twenty-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Francis Boss. Cres?
cent Place. Walnut Hills, eloped to?
day with Clarence H. Womeldorf.
twenty-four, of Lexington. Va.. em?
ploy, d as a waiter at the Alms Hotel.
They had known each other only for
a week. Thev were married by the
Rev John nerget. pastor or the Ninth
Street Baptist Church. Immediately
after th- ceremony the newly-weds
haib-d a taxicab and returned to the
j Boss residence. Taken by surprise,
land realizing that her daughter was
?really married. Mrs. Boss received the
pair in her home. She then telephoned
for the family attorney. It is ex?
pected the marriage will be met with
every effort on the part of Mrs. floss
to have the ceremony declared void.
Tiic bride is one of the beet known
society girls In the city, and was re
? ratty introduce^ at one of the most
brilliant bells of the social season. ,
It ie declared that she is heire-s to
more than a million dollsrs. derived
from the ?State sjf her 'ather. Charles
C. Boss, who was one of the pri:.. loal
owners i<f the llambrin'is BreweTy
until the time of his death*
Questioned regard.ng the marriage.
Mrs. Boss wept bitterly. "I am sur?
prised that a daughter of mine should
take such a rash st?p. she has onlv
known the man a week, he having
welted en its fevers! time- nh'n we'
found occasion In take dinner at the
hotel It is frightful. He was a d'f- ,
ferent kind ??' a mar and I suppose
he caught h?r leesr? She didn't know I
what ahc was donp.'- I
SHOWS ITS HEAD
State Health Bulletin Declare*
Smallpox Threatens Alarm?
Together with a dire prediction ot
the awakening of the monster, small?
pox, the December number of the State
Health Bulletin contains a caustic re
nuke of the arguments advanced by
the antivaeclnationlsts. More than 20,
100? copies of this bulletin were mailed
out yesterday afternoon. It Is featured
bv frightfully realistic photographs ot
patients in the worst stages of small?
pox', all of which were taken by a
member of the staff of Norfolk County
"As long as its ravages were ho*
myths, men were unafraid," says the
bulletin of smallpox, ''but when thin
ancient enemy of the race stalked In
street, and when his mark was
on the face of every man, smallpox
was the dally fear of all. Anything
that the wildest fancy prompte*: foe
protection was done on the instant;
any sacrifice would be made to escape
this awful plague.
"Thus it came about that when a
I preventative was found for smallpox,
? men embraced it with the wildest joy.
Vaccination became universal, and the
I man who neglected it was ridiculed.
1 "All or this has Ikasserl. Thanks ta
vaccination, smallpox lost its horroru
j and. in many countries even now It
Ja but a name. Not a person In a hun?
dred has ever seen a case of the dis?
ease. The danger, in a word, has be*
come less Imminent, and the fearful
horror of this plague has been for?
gotten. And Just In proportion as tha
danger has seemea less great, the nec?
essity of precautions has appeared le*e
obvious. Many now laugh at small?
pox and refuse to submit to vaccina?
tion, with its trifling discomfort. Tha
result of all this is ttaught with tha
I gl enteSi danger to oTir People. Al
' ready the monster is showing his
strength. The people of Virginia
t must be prepared either to vaccinate
or to face a steady and threatening in?
crease in smallpox.*'
The statements In th*> bulletin arn
annas' on authentic figures, and are all
the more alarming because of their*
reliability. The last few pages of the
issue are devoted to detailed instruc?
tions in regard to the administration
of vaccination and facts concerning!
its discovery and preparation.
Review of Trade.
Hi w York. January 3.?Dun'* Review
j to-morrow will say. The new year
?. ;>? ns with all the gains achieved dur.
Bg the last half of 1312 The new
! year takes over from the old year a
great wealth resulting from the big
< 'ops. ttM great activity In the larg
? at industries, the augmented confi?
dence in branches of domestic trade,
Ihe record-breaking foreign commerce
and the full employment of labor at'
hntrh tragjan, insuring large buying;
power. With tb's legacy from 1313.
the maintenance of a satisfactory vol?
ume of business apparently is assured.
FSBuk clearances during 1312 increased
!?.:: per cent over 1311.
Railroad traffic, moreover Is very
benvy. in the srotton and woolen
trade? the outlook Is an encouraging
one. From all the leading cities, both
Knot and Wtst. the end of the year
ndwtcss are satisfactory in most ot
th. material points, and generally an
optimistic spirit prevails.
Mr. R. A. Oliver to Hospital.
Mrs. R. A. Oliver was successfulhr
r~ rat'd on for appendicitis at Grace
t.ii loterdny aftern">on. Her
fri-nds will be glad to know that aha
too.I the operation splendidly and
hat her physician and nurses say ahn)
BJ progressing nicely.
Tbe year just do tee1 he* been the noet pi oaasrous aa the ktav
tory of our long existence, one) era bee; to express on tats oc?
casion to oar thousands of vabtee patrons oar aaarr riarion
ane] sincere good wishes for a aaaay *4mm Year. Oar ens -
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ear-nee* 1 aauutk?i> of being the Uaaasg and hargeat Optical
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