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NEW HALL IN
Bulldings and Lands Commit?
tee Has One in VieW.
KOOM FOR CITY OFFICES
Fight at 12th and Hull Streets Results in
the Arrest of a Young V.an?Bene?
fit for Firemen?Cantata
1 The Timcs-Dtep.ttch Bureau, 1
No. 110? Hull Street. 1
A meeting of tho Buildings and Lands
Committee was hold lost night and the
business of tho year wns wound up.
This committee, with Mr. Robert Owen
't is ?chairman, hosl ? view the enlargement
it the present courthouse and the con?
centration of all the city offices In ono
building, with moro room for each. The
present hall Is entirely too small and
sondensed for practical purposes, and
tho ech?me, as outlined by Mr. Owen,
te one that comes entirely within tho
tcope of tho city government
The plan Is to erect a two-story build?
ing In front of the present courthouse,
[naktng'??iQ entire building of a ? shape?,
pho addition is to bo constructed so as
16' accommodate tho Auditor, Treasurer,
Olty Collector, Water and Gas ofllces,
Police Court ond Council chamber, with
ibundance of room for each. Tho Flie
pepaximent Is to t?p romoved to another
flte. and tlio present City Hall Is to be
reied to tlio ground.
This proposed now structure will not
be built out of the present appropriation,
dut it Is believed by Mr. Owen and tho
?thers of the committee that within the
next year sufficient funds will be avail?
able. Those present at the meeting last
Bight were Messrs. Owen, Bradley,
Reams and Rudd.
There was a -whole lot of excitement
at the corner of Twelfth and Hull Streets
lost night, occasioned by a fight alleged
to have taken place between Oorge
Meredith and another young man. Mere?
dith w;-?i in-rested and bailed for his ap?
pearance this morning, but the other
yourig man was not arrested, as his
harne could not be learned.
BOYS WERE FINED.
?"As a result of the shooting on Stook
?hJn Street, a. number ot colored boys
were lined in the Police Court by Mayor
Maurice yesterday morning, and tho
funds in the city treasury were consid?
erably enlarged. Two were fined $5 each
arid eight woro fined $2.50 each,
Toney Young and Ellen Hicks (colored)
were fined $2.50 each for creating a fam?
ily row'FmB;r>1BN.s BENEFIT-.
All arrangements have been complet?
ed for the entertainment to be given for
tho benefit of tho firemen on February
Charles &. Farley's combination, of
Church Hill, will be tno entertainers,
and it would be hard to Ond a bette?
company of amateurs.
A meeting of the Street Committee will
be held to-night, at which time the work
?for the year will probably be mapped
out. The appropriation of $7,000 to that
committee does not mean, of course,
that that sum will be spent entirely for
permanent street improvements. A part
of It will go to tho general expense fund,
but the greater part will bo for perma?
The Fire Commissioners will also meet
To-morrow night the Finance Commit?
tee will get together.
CANTATA AND CONCERT.
The grand concert and sacred cantata,
"'The Peace of Jcrusalom," will bo ren?
dered to-night at the Bainbridge-Street
Baptist Church at 8:30 o'clock, nnd the
way the tickets buve been selling the
prospects are that tho church will be
This entertainment is in charge of the
three lady societies of the church, who
?t? endeavoring to pay off the debt on
the handsome new organ.
..There will be some beautiful organ se?
lections played by Mr. Manly B. Ramos,
which will tend to show the beautifu,
effects that can be obtained from the
handsome organ. ' The quartette will
do lt3 best work: and' all who attend
.will enjoy a ram treat.
Compulsory vaccination was begun
yesterday and will continuo until all
citizens who have not been vaccinated
ase' operated upon.
?" Mrs. Morris, the mother-in-law of
'Squire Clark, of tiwansboro. Is 111.
Mrs. L. P. Wool folk contains ill.
Mrs. J. T. Canada is sick with the
FUNERAL, OF MR. WOODCOCK.
?The funeral of Mr. Archor T. Wood?
cock will talee place from Hopewell
Church this afternoon. Mr. Woodcock
was well known In Manchester and Rich?
mond. He died oa Tuesday. The fu?
neral arrangements were in tho hands of
?Tunoral Director L. A. Bowon.
.. The Earnest Workers of the Presbyte?
rian Church will give a Valentino tea at
the residence of Mrs. W. B. Bradley on
Friday evening, the 13th. from 8 to 12
o'clock. A special musical programme
Vili be rendered.
?There seems to have been some mis?
understanding in renard to an Item which
appeared In The Tlmw-Dlspatch Tues?
day regarding parties from Richmond
- having been a second lime refused ad?
mission to a dance at Leader Hnll Mon
Ha.y night. One of those concerned says
that such was not the case, but that the
whole matter was amicably adjusted on
WANT HOBSON TO
?H.v Aaaoclnt?! l're-?s.)
WASHINGTON, February --Admiral
?Taylor, Chief ot tho Navigation Bureau,
has rnaelo the following recommendation
to the Secretary of the Navy concerning
Captain Hobson's resignation:
JJri^?UreaU. Is rclu<"'<'"? to recom?
mend the acceptance of ibis oflic-r's iosIk
h-tlon. beiievine that tlme a??om ?*?
Blv^n him to reconsider his decision and
V S*?" a trlal ?f tlu? n"w duties at Ho
N??A *?? WUICh he ,1!lij h*? aligned.
that the Government muy retain tho seri
Secretary Moody to-day telemauhad
this .-?commendane t. to Captain Hol_on
with the Htaten,,.?, that the ?"?S??
?pproved It and transmitted, -Ittoi im
for his consideration.
Do not gripe nor irritate the alimen?
tary canni. Tlicy act eentlv you
promptly, Cleante iifeotuallv and
fcoid by all druggists. 24 cente
"Lot oar object be our Country?, our
wholo Country, nnd nothing bus our
As a "February Leader,"
and to draw men to our store
we're going to sell 100 dozen
more of those famous extra
ply, linen. "bosom, felled
seamed, white, laundered all
American shirts?as good as
the best$1.50 sort? <_f ?G
Many of you bought last year.
You'll be first to come again.
WERE THE WINNERS
Kilogram, Sheriff Bell and
Pyrrho the Winning Favor?
ites at New Orleans.
(By Associated Pre??.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., February 4 ?
Kilogram, Sheriff Bell and Pyrrho were
the winning favorites. Summaries:
First race?mile and an eighth?Kilo?
gram (13 to 10) first. Satin Coat (0 to 2)
second, Av.rle B. (2 to 1) third. Time,
Second race?three and one-half fur?
longs?Bird Pond (8 to 1) first, Mcdonsle
(2 to 1) second. The Brown Monarch
<15 to 1) third, Time, ?48.
Third race?mile?Mauser (9 to 2) first,
Orpheum (13 to 2) second, Floyd K. (4 to
1) third. Time, 1:47.
Fourth race?mile and sixteenth?Sher?
iff Bell (ti to 5) first. Potheen (4 to 1)
second, Albert Dewey (20 to 1) third.
l'Ime, 1:52 3-d.
Fifth race?six furlongs?Henry Mc
Dar.iel (7 to 2) first. Scorpio (5 to 1) sec?
ond. Philo (rt to 1) third. Time. 1:06 3-5.
Sixth race?mile and seventy yards?
Pyrrho (2 to 1) llrst. Flaneur (3 to 1)
second, Peat (9 to 1) third. Time.
H. A, WRENN MUST
SERVE FIVE YEARS
"In the Law and Equity Court yester?
day the jury In the case of Elizabeth
Holleran against tho city of Richmond
and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
Company for $5,000 returned a verdict for
Judge Wellford handed down a de?
cision In the Henrico Circuit Court yes?
terday morning In which ho denied tho
petition of ?. A. Wrenn for a new
VVrenn was convicted at the October
term of th court for the killing of Frank
P. Bagent and sentenced to flvo years
in tho penitentiary.
HAS GOOD YEAR
Stockholders of the Antlgla Chemical
Company held ? their first annual meet?
ing on Tuesday night, and heard re?
ports of the past twelvo months and
elected officers for the ensuing year. The
business of tho company has been ex?
ceedingly gratifying. Those chosen offi?
cers for the next year aro A?esars. E. D.
Taylor, president: W. F. Powers, vice
president; R. X* Powers, treasurer; I* N.
Fox, secretary; J. F, Glbbonoy, general
No News From Trlgg's Yet.
Mr. Lllburn ; T. Myers said lost night
that no developments had ocourred re?
lating to tho Trlgg shipyards that could
be announced now, and that thero was
absolutely nothing to say. When he
could say anything definitely?', he would
be only too glad to do so.
The Local Elks Have a Big
Time Ready for Air.
Grand Exalted Ruler George P. Cronk,
of the National Body of Elks, will reach
tho city to-morrow afternoon at 3:20
o'clock. He will be met at the depot by
a, committee of prominent local Elke and
escorted to the Jefferson, whero he will
Al ":'M o'clock he will be escorted to
the Elks' Home, where a special meeting
Vili bo held to receive his), and after?
wards a banquet will bo given in his hon?
or lu the social session hall.
Burins hi? stay 1? the city, which will
Un until Saturday afternoon, ho will be
In the bandi" of the local committee, and
be will be given an Insight Into Rich?
Mr. Cronk in the head of ono of the
largest and moat Influential secret oldors
In thii. country.
Tlio committee to entertain hltn cm
1 i-M?.'? tho following members of Rich?
rrinid ?olge: Messrs. _, O. Wendonburg,
Timniiifi Bonder, Preston Bclvln, \V. M.
Lawrence. T. R. A. Burke, ?, ?. Ken.;*
and Frani; AV. Cunningham,
AU local und visiting Elks are Invited
to call at (he Home to-morrow night to
[ ?'cleome Grand Enulted Kuler Cronk.
Will Be Needed to Enter the
Unes at Fires.
TO OFFER AN ORDINANCE
Will Be Unlawful for Those Not Entitled
to Wear Them?Police Are Much
Troubled By the Large Num?
ber of Impostor?.
Ae a result of the slight misunderstand?
ing between certain police officers and
aitisene?newspaper and Insuranoe men?
?t the Younger tiro la Virginia Street
last Tuesday night, tho former refusing
admission Inside the fire lines to the
latter, there will be introduced at the
next meeting of the Common Council an
ordinance which will malee It unlawful
for any person other than members of
the fire department, police force and such
other parsons as may be equipped with
a badge to enter Iha fire lines. The
badges are to be designed by Chief Pul?
ler and adopted by the Board of Fire
Commissioners as official, and shall be
Issued to'only such members of tho press
nnd Insurance men ns may be designated
by the heads of the various enterprises
In the city.
Several councilmon were present at the
fire the other night and tWe necessity of
such an ordinance was Impressed upon
each and every one. The idea has the
endorsement of the Police and FIro Board
and members of the two departments,
and will doubtless meet with llttlo op?
position ln the Council.
The police are grossly Imposed upon at
every large fire. After stretching fire
lines the officers set about moving the
crowd on the outside both as a precau?
tionary measure to prevent any one be?
ing Injured, and to give the firemen a
THE OFFICIAX. BADGE.
botter chance and more room to cope
with the blaze.
Upon all such occasions there are many
Impostors who claim to represent ' this
or that newspaper or Insurance company,
and tho police have no way In the world
of ascertaining the truth of theso state?
ments. As a consequence many who are
entitled to a place Inside tho Unes are
shut out, the officers not being personally
acquainted with every applicant.
At the tire Tuesday night several news?
paper and Insurance men wero for the
tima being excluded from a point ot van?
tage and compelled to mix -with tho
throng, guessing at facts and features,
until an opportunity was afforded them
to slip by the police at the Unes. There
was a general kick.
At a recent meeting of the Fire Board
the matter was called to their attention
by Chief Puller, and by a unanimous
vote a resolution authorizing the mem?
bers of the press and Insurance men
to come within the fire lines was adopt
od. Since that time Chief Puller has de?
signed a badge, a cut of which l3 pre?
sented herewith. This has also been
adopted as official.
Already The Tlmes-DIspatch Company
has ordered a half dozen of these badges
for the use of Its reporters at fires, and
in the future no trouble will be experi?
Tho ordinance which ls proposed will
contain a penalty clause, making It un?
lawful for any person other than an In?
surance man or a member of the press
to wear one of the badges. In case an
Impostor Is caught he will be dealt with
harshly by the law.
OBSTRUCTED THE STREETS
How Berkle's Love of Liquor and De?
sire to Snooze Undid Him.
Because he Imbibed too freely in the
morning ofi the fiery fluid the pedal ex?
tremities of William Bcrklo ceased work
lug about noon yesterday. He was help?
less, and could movo not another step.
He was at the corner of First and Jack?
son btreete, and tho day being pleasant,
he thought to himself that a short nap
ln tho cool breezes under the canopy of
a clear sky would refresh him. So
therefore, William stretched himself at
full length across the aldowalk at this
point and was soon la tho arms of Mor?
Probably an hour passed, but Berkle
continued to snooze, those who chancod
along the opposite side of tho street
not caring to disturb his slumber, li?
snored loudly, and this reassured tho
small boys, who collected, for thoy know
a dead man could not enore.
Finally Sergeant Farley happened
along. He saw Berkle, and he, too, was
reassured. He know furthor that tho
man was drunk. He llkowlse knew that
he was aaleop, and ho hated to do it
but he did. Ho actually cracked the fol?
low some half dozei^ licks on the sole
of hla f?et, and he moved.
Several more blows, rondorod with more
force, slightly awakened the man nnd
he murmured gently the old familiar
une, "Pienso go 'way and let mo sloop "
But It was nn use, the policeman refused
to movo a peg,
Tho patrol wagon was called, and gently
Berkle wus lifted Into the vehicle. Ho
finished his nap at the Second Police
Station, and this morning will explain
hlmsolf to Justice John.
Mr. Grlmmell Better.
Mr. Henry Grlminell. who fell ,-tn<*
broke his log while, going to tho fire
Tuesday night, wus reported an get tins
along nicely last night.
He was carried to St. Luke's Hospital
whero his leg was set.
No test ut tho stand pipes tit ????p???*
Hotel yesterday, the Pire Board bavin.
called off the test because of tho work
done hy tha department at the fire Tues?
day night. The time for the trial will be
Will Banish Your Neuralgia.
Read the Strong Testimony of an
Eminent Kentucky Physlolan.
Neuralgia, rkeumatism. nnd a general
"run-dow-" contlltlon result directly from
an impoverished and famished nervous
Paine's Celery Compound quickly cor?
rects tills faulty condition. Being a truo
nervo food and nourlsher, It builds up the
nerve system and fully sustains it. While
Paine'e Colery Compound le working at
the root of disease (tho norve centers),
bracing and building up tho weakened
and Irritated parts and purifying the
blood, neuralgia, rheumatism, and pois?
ons are ?expelled forever from the system.
?Dr. Pholps wonderful prescription Is car?
rying health and happiness into thous?
ands of bornes; it Is what you nood'for
yoifr present troubles! It makes sick poo
pic well and strong. Dr. Dudley Cornier,
of Slmpsonvlll'o, Kentucky, says:
"1 have carefully examined the formula
of Paine's Celery Compound and have no
hesitancy In pronouncing It Is a compound
of great therapeutic value. It has a wide
ranga In Ita adaptation to the treatment
of diseases, as It possesses tonic and al?
terative, laxative and dluretlo properties,
and can bo use/3 any length of timo with?
out danger of toxic affects. It is a safe
and judicious combination, well adapted
to tho treatment of neuralgia and rheuma?
tism In all tholr varied forms, and all dis?
eases dependent upon a depression of the
nervous system and tornoj; of tho bowels.
I regard It as a good mood purifier."
FOR THE HOUSEWIFE
have been manufactured. They give fast,
beautiful colors and are prepared for home
use. Simply follow directions.
Direction book and 45 dyed samples free.
DIAMOND DYES, Burlington, Vt.
DEATH OF JU, FORD
(Continued from First Page.)
Powhatan House, at Eleventh and Broad
Streets. The owners asked $_!,000 for the
hotel, but Mrs. Mary Collins, an old
lady, had an lntetrest In it and she was
graated by court Interest on $16.000 a
year during her Ufe time. In order to
mako the first payment on the property
Mr. Ford drew his note for $5,000 and the
lato Mr. Wellington Goddin gave him the
money on 1U He renamed tho Powhatan
House, Ford's Hotel and so it remained
until about four years ago when the
present lessees rechristonod It "New
In order to save himself for the pay?
ment of tho annuity to Mrs. Collins, he
insured her Ufo for enough to cover
what he thought he would likely pay
out to her. But the tenacity of this
lady on life was wonderful. Ho soon
found out that he was paying out more
In premiums than he was ta the inter?
est on $1(3,000 to her. So he greatly in?
creased the insurance until he was pay?
ing premiums on considerably more than
$100.000. Mrs. Collins lived for seven?
teen years, during which time he paid
out Interest and premiums each amount?
ing to more than $1(5,000. But when he
collected the Insurance money he found
he had enough to make all tho remain?
ing payments on the Fords and buy the
St. Claire Hotel, the Virginia House ad
Joining It and a form near Richmond.
Upon selling the latter he purchased the
famous Castleton stock farm In Ken?
Mr. Ford acquired his hotel when Rich?
mond had nono worthy of the name, and
he conducted a first-class hostelry as the
people of that day understood It, and
ho made money rapidly.
LOVED RICHMOND WELL.
Until about four years ago he con?
ducted Ford's, and during that long pe?
riod from 1869 until late in the nineties
he was a familiar figure on the streets
of Richmond and was regarded, as he
was, ono of the most substantial and
prosperous men of the community.
Retiring from the managoment of the
Ford's, tho property was leased by him,
and he went to ?Norfolk, where ho con?
ducted the Gladstone.
But Richmond was the dearest place
on earth to him. and he returned hero
a little more than a year ago and opened
the Ford's Union Hotel, at tho Main
Street Depot. Ill health and advancing
age forced him to retire from active
business, and somo months ago he sold
his lease to Mr. Edgar Allan, Jr., tho
The estate is valued at half a mil?
lion dollars or more, the chief property
being New lord's, which is assessed at
nearly $100.000. This is held by trustees,
which at the death of Mrs. Ford Is to fto
equally divided among the four children.
Mr, Ford's life Is said to have been
Insured at not less than $100,000, paid up
WIFE AND CHILDREN.
Mrs. Ford was Miss Mary Louise Car?
ter, of Cumberland county. She and
four children survive him. They are
Mrs. Charles E. Quincey, of New York;
Mrs. Mary Loo Bitting, Mr. B. W. Ford
and Mr. Stewart Ja, Ford, all of Rich?
Some years ago Mr. ,? Ford Invested
finito largely In real estate at Glouces?
ter Point. This property for the most
part was deeded to his wife, but a place
of not moro than seventeen acres ho
retained, and thoro ho oied. None of
the children were with him.
Mr. B. W, Ford wont down yesterday
afternoon and Mr. BUley, the underta?
ker, will go clown this morning, taking
tho casket with him.
Tho pinco is extremely difficult to
reach. The casket will have to be ta
ken from the Chesapeake and Ohio train
at Lee Hill and conveyed across York
county In a wagon and then ferried
across York river. The remains will
be brought to the city to-morrow morn?
ing, via West Point and the South?
Tlie funeral service will be conducted
at the vault in Hollywood Cemetery,
conducted by Dr. Hawthorne, Tho pall?
bearers will bo selected from among the
Intimate friends of tho deceased, and
these, with tho completed funeral ar?
rangements, win be published to-morrow
Bread Riots 'n Spain,
(iiy Aiioolatod Pre??.)
VALLADOLIli, SPAIN. Fob. d.-Sev
eral thousand unemployed persons
murched through tho streets here to-day,
demanding work or bread. Thoy looted
bread wagons und were charged by the
gendarmes. Shots were exchanged,
somo men were injured and many arrests
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY,
take Laxative Bromo Qulnlno Tablets.
All druggist? rotund money If It falle tu
cure. ?S. W. Grovo'i jjlgnatare Is ou. ee,oh
box. is co?ta
TO BE JUDGE
President Roosevelt Has De?
cided to Name Him.
BORN IN OLD VIRGINIA
Was Educated at V. M. I.""ana or a Time
Was Assistant Professor of Mathe?
matics at That Institution.
, Elected to Congress.
<Sp?c?M to The Tlmea-Dlspntoh.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 4.?
Present Roosevelt has docUied to ap?
point Representative Pago Morris, of the
Sixth Minnesota District, Judge of tho
newly created Federal Judicial district of
Minnesota, Tho ofllco to which Mr. Mor?
ris will bo appointed was created by an
act of Congress approvod only last week.
Mr. Morris Is a Virginian, having been
bore IB Lynchburg. After graduating at
tlio Virginia MiUtary Institute he was ap?
pointed assistant professor of mathemat?
ics at. that institution. Later he held a
proiessorshfp in tho University of Texas.
Returning to virginia In ISSO he took up?
the practice of law in Lynchburg. In
l$s4 he was nominated for Congross by
the Republicans, but was beaten by Sen
WENT TO MINNESOTA.
A few years later he went to Duluth,
Minn., and entered municipal politica,
holding soveral Important city offices ono
aftoi the other. In l?9? he got the Repub?
lican nomination for Congress for the
Sixth Minnesota District and defeated
Charleim. Town?, the Democratic nomi?
nee, who tried for the i/eraooratio nomi?
nation for Vice-Presldent at Kansas City
On Saturday lf-st, as soon as the act
creating the new Judgeshlp In Minnesota
was approved, the Minnesota delegation
called upon President Roosevelt and urged
him to appoint Mr. Morris. The President
told the delegation that If they did not
hear from him to the contrary by Mon?
day they might announce that Represent?
ative Morris would receive the appoint?
The Minnesota*? have heard nothing
from Mr. Roosevelt, so It Is generally ac?
cepted that Mr. Morris will be appointed.
(Continued on Second Page.)
an inch. The wind reached a velocity
of forty-six miles an hour, continuing so
for two hour?. The Tennessee Hiver, as
a result of heavy rains during the past
few days. Is rlsinf rapidly, all tributa?
ries pouring ln volumes of water. To?
day Is clear and pleasant, with a light
(By Associated Tross.)
MI?DLESBORO. KY., February 4.?A
cloudburst In tho mountains last night
precipitated a flood down Yellow Creek
valley. Two houses were flooded by
rain and some fencing was washed away.
Several trestles of tho Mlddlesboro Belt
Railway were undermined and trains
BRIDGES CARRIED AWAY
BY MISSISSIPPI WATRES
(By Associated Press.)
MEMPHIS, TENN-, February 1?Re?
ports from Central Mississippi state that
the heavy rains of yesterday caused
considerable damage to bridges. At
Hazelburst a large steel bridge was
washed away, arid several wooden
bridges were destroyed. The weather In
Memphis ami vicinity to-day ls clear
HEAVY RAIN AND
WIND AT LOUISVILLE
(By Astfoclatca rrcsa.i
LOUISVILLE, KY., February 4.?A
heavy rain, which sot In over Louisville
last evening, continued during tho night,
accompanied by a wind which at ono
lime reached a velocity of forty-six miles
an hour. The electric currents of th*
Louisville Railway Company, the Citi?
zens' General Electric Company and tho
Postal Telegraph Company, became cross?
ed during the night burning out the dy?
namo plants and working minor damage
at the power plants. Falling trolley
wires caused a temporary suspension ot
street railway traffic on two Unes,
The telegraph companies aro not work?
ing to Chicago, and their facilities to
other points are seriously Impaired. The
temperature has fallen very rapidly ln
tho Mississippi Valley and the west, and
Is falling rapidly in the Ohio Valley and
Snow blizzards are reported through
the West and Northwest, and It ls snow?
ing this morning ln Northern Indiana
The Isolation of Chicago from the world
telegraphically, which hns not happened
in many years, ls the direct result of a
heavy sleet storm, which extends north?
ward from Monon, Ind., to tho lakes.
Squads of linemen have been dispatched
by tho various railroads, telegraph and
telephone companies to repair the dam?
BOOKER WE NT
Will Address Educators at Gainesville,
Fla., Despite Discussion.
(By Associated Trr-ea.)
TUSKEGE'B, ALiAt., Feb. 4.?Booker
T. Washington left to-night for Gaines?
vili?. Fla., to address a meeting of sohool
superintendents and, educators to be held
there, Recently an Invitation was ex?
tended Washington to be present, but tho
discussion which aroso over the matter
was of such a nature that tlio negro
educator decided not to accept. To-day,
howevur, he rocelvod a telogram fvorn
W, R. Thomas, Mayor of Gnlnosvllle,
assuring him of a cordial reception.
School Finances and Needed Legisla?
<Bv Amoolntod Pr?s?.)
GAINESVILLE/ FLA., Feb. ?4.-~?1??
Joint conference of county superinten?
dents and educators met here to-day,
State Superintendent Spears presiding.
The General Education Board we r?>pre
sentted by Dr. Wallace Buttrlolt, eoofe
tory and treasuron ?. IH. Loyd and Pro??
fessor Thraehor, all of Now York.
The morning soeslon was devoted to
discussing school flnn.net? and needed
legislation, Dr. Buttrlck delivered an
address on general education and tlie
objeots ot the board. Professor Charles
MoMurray, of tho Stato Normal College,
of Illinois, spoke nt night.
Superintendant Spcnr announced from
the platform that Bookor Washington
will speak In tho courthouse- to-morrow
night. Half of tho hall will be reserved
for whllo and half for colored people.
Tho Indications are that tho courthouse
will not bo found BUfllclont to accommo?
date the crowds.
Ladrerie ? are Active,
(Dr Associated Premi.?,
MANILA, Fob. 4.?Scattered bands of
Ladrones In Cavito, Risai and Bulcan
provinces, who had formed a Junction
in Bulcan, dofcated thirty constabulary
last Thursday, Tho constablos retreated
and afterwards roturned reinforced,
whereupon tho Ladrones fled, A largo
forco of pollco are now in the field, nnd
hopes aro entertained that ?,io Ladrones
will bo captured or dispersed.
Manila Free from Cholera.
(By Associated Premi.)
????-,?. Fob. -J.-Tlio Unitod Stales
quarantino ofTlclals havo declared Manila
to bo freo from cholera, thus ending tho
quarantino, which has lasted nearly a
year. Though cholora has disappeared
from Manila, it ia still epidemic in parts
of the island. Tho total of the reported
cases slnco tho outbreak Is 100,303, with
82,055 deaths. The actual number Is
probably 20 por cent, more.
Richmond Lodge of Elks met last night
ar.d Initiated three new members. Tho
attendance was large and enthusiastic.
OWN A GOLD MINE
Stockholders In the Longfel?
low Mine Strike It Rich.
Mrs. Harvey's Success.
New and rich findings in tho Long?
fellow gold mine, near Denver. Col., Is
most gratifying news to a number of
Richmond people and their friends.
When the stock of this mine was on the
market two years or more ago, Itlcbmoixl
people bought very generally.
The mino apparently wont to sleep, and
all bogan to think their money was
thrown away. But now tidings come
which cheer all, and tho chink of gold
Is music In many ears.
Among tho fortunato Richmond stock?
holders are D. A. Alnslle, James Au?
gustine, W. T. Carrington, James T.
Ferrltor, A. W. Hargrove, Mrs. L. Har?
vey, W. L. and W. W. Hanrey,. O. A.
Hawkins. George I. Herring, R. H. Hin?
ton, Tt. W. Hudson, Phil. O. Kelly. S.
L. Kelley. T. J. King, Miss Cella Lynds.
A. S. McCaaley. Sam Miller, G. T. Mur?
phy. Mrs. H. J. Myers, J. It. Parker, T.
W. Pembcrtcn, H. M. Reinhard, A. Plz
zlni. Jr.. C. T. Sydnor, Mrs. Carrie L.
Waddy and others.
A meeting of the directors of the mine
will be held In New York soon to con?
sider nn offer from a New York syndicate
of Jl.000,000 for the mino.
None were more successful than Mrs.
Luke Harvey. Sho purchased <0i shares
at a ridiculously low figure, and she
bought this to gratify a friend of her
son. Her value of tho stocks aro now
estimated at Stfl.OCO.
Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Deans.
The Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Deans, presi?
dent of Windsor Academy and one of the
trustees of Richmond College, "died sud?
denly yesterday morning at 3 o'clock at
his home In Windsor, Va.
The death of Dr. Deans, which was
wholly unexpected, camo as a great
shock to his many friends throughout
this section of the Stato. So far as Is
known, bo was apparently la good health
His wife has boen spending some time
with her sister. Mrs. Woolfolk. who Is
111 In Manchester, and was there when
tho news of the death camo yesterday.
She at onco hurried home.
Tnroughout the entire State Dr. Deans
was well known and much boloved. Ho
was born In Churchland. Vs.. and was
educated at Columbian University and
tho Southern Baptist Theological Semi?
nary. At the latter institution he was
a classmate of Professor W. H. Whit
sltt, of Richmond. College. At ono timo
Dr. Deans was pastor of the Balnbrldgo
Street Church, of Manchester, where ho
had a most successful pastorate.
For moro than a score of years he had
conducted the Windsor Academy, a
school of his own founding, and had
served as pastor of churches In tho
vicinity. He was at various times mod?
erator of the Portsmouth Association,
and vice-president of the Baptist Gen?
eral Association of Virginia In recog?
nition of his efficient services as preach?
er and denominational leader, Richmond
Collego conferred on him In li}07 tho de?
gree of Doctor of Divinity.
Dr. Deans leaves a widow and two
children?a son and a daughter. His son,
Parke P. Dean, graduated at Rlsiimnn-l
College last June with the degree of B.
?., and Is at'present ono of the teachers
In Windsor Academy. ?,
Mr. John Ridgely died yesterday morn?
ing at 2 o'clock at his homo la Henrico
Mr. Ridgely, who was the keeper ot
tho Fort Harrison Cemetory and wai
well known throughout the county, was
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday
??.??? COMI?DY COMPA.NY ??
A TEXAS STEER.
TWICB DAILY AT 2 AND 7 P. M.
ADMISSION 26c. CHILDREN ISc.
THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM
TWELFTH AND CLAY STREETS.
Opens dally from 0 A. M. to 8 P. M.,
Admission. 25 cents. Freo on Saturday?.
THE VALENTINE MUSEUM
ELEVENTH AND CLAY STREETS.
Open dally from 10 A. M. to ? ?, M.
Admission, 2? cents. Free on Saturdays.
In his eighty-fourth year. He had beta
In 111 health for many years.
Ho was born in Baltimore, July 4,
1810, and ivas a veteran of tho Mexican
and Civil Wars. Ho spent some years
in Indian Territory and while there col?
lected a vast ?tore of relics and curios,
which now adorn his home ln Henrico,
Mr. Rldgcly Is survived by a widow
and live childhcn.
Mrs. Mary A. White.
?lrs. Mary A, White died Monday In
Now York city. Tho funoral will take
placo to-day at 2:30 o'clock at Mount
Tabor Baptist Church, Woodvillo, Va.
Mra White was the widow of the late
Itenv. O. White, and the mother of tho
lie?/. Thomas White, of Clifton Forge:
Messrs. Robert and William White and
Mrs. Ll??le Jonee, of this city; Mrs. ??.
Ls Bowman, Mrs. M. E. Spencer, atre.
M. A. Dandrldge and Mr. Joseph White,
of New York.
Malcom Mosby, tho Infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. John M. ?Cosby, died yesterday
morning at the realdonco of his parents.
No. iOU Thirty-second Street. The fu?
neral will take place to-day.
John T. Mlnson.
((Special to The Tlmcj-blspatcb.)
YORKTOWN, -VA.. February 4.?Dr,
and Mrs. S. J. Cooko are la receipt of
advices announcing the death In El Paso, '
Texas! of Mr. John T. Mlnson, the broth?
er of Mrs. Cooko. Mr. Mlnson was an,
old Yorktown boy who emigrated to the
Went and settled In Southern California,
where ho became Interested In railroad?
ing and up to last September hold the
position of tariff agent on the Southern
Pacific Railroad, With headquarters) at
San Francisco. Of late bis health bad
been falling and ho was ordered by hla
physician to El Paso to recuperate, whero
he died on Friday last
His widow, neo Misa Bonhlman, ir? 8an
Frauclsco. with two children, survive
him. His mother, Mrs. Kemp E. Mln?
son, six sisters and a brother survive
(?|.?>rliil lo Tlie Tinifrs-DlHpatrh.)
GORDONSVILLE. VA., February t_
Spotswood Goodloe, second eon of Mr. J.
C. Goodloe, died at the home of his father,
about four mllps from Gordonsvlllo. In ?
Albemarle county. Tuesday night about
9 o'clock, after an illness of a few weehs,
with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Daniel H. Brown.
(SDeelal tr. The T1mi?|.D!?j.ntrli.l
CAR.TERSV1LI.E, VA., February *.-.
Mrs. Daniel H. Brown died near Hopeivell
Church. In Powhatan county, on Mon?
day afternoon. Mrs. Brown leaves a
husband and several children. She was
tho third wife of D. H. Brown, of Pow?
hatan county, one of the best and most
popular men of that county.
William L. Pierce.
fSnoelMl In The Tlmcs-PI'pstPli.)
HEATH S VILLE, VA, February _~
Wtlllam L. Pierce died from a. recent
stroke of paralysis at his home, near
Mary Point. Lancaster count}*, yester?
day, aged sixty-live years. Mr. Pierce
was an ex-Confederate soldier,
Miss Christana West.
fSpieU? to Tbe Tlmcs-blspatctO
ALEXANDRIA. VA.. Feb. 4.-M?S3
Christana West, a well-known young
lady, died last evening at her late homo
In Washington. Sho was the daughter
of Jacob West, of this city.
?Tho remain? were brought here for
George W, Denby.
CSpoclsl to Tbe Tlmit-DlspatolO
NORFOLK, VA..* February 4-Georg?
W. Denby, one of Norfolk's oldest and
beat known citizens, died Monday night,
aged eighty-one years.
Mrs. Mary Talley.
fBneelal tn Th? Tlmes-Dr?pnte*).)
CARTERSVILLE, VA., February 4.?
Mrs. Mary Talley, clghty-flvo years old.
the widow of Dr. E. P. Talley. died in
the home of her daughter. Mrs. Walter
T. Hisser, near Trenton Mills, Monday.
FORD.?Died. February 4, 3903, at Glou?
cester Point, Va.. ANDREW JACKSON
FORD, of Richmond, Va., aged seventy?
Interment private at Hollywood on
FRIDAY. No flowers,
WHITE.?Mrs. MARY A. WHITE died
In New York city on the 2d Instant, and
her funeral will take place at Mt. Tabor
Buntlst Church, Woudvllle, Richmond.
Va', TO-DAY at 2:30 P. M. Frier 0 and
acquaintances aro cordially Invite?..
Mrs. White was the widow of the lat<
Rev. G. White, and the mother of Rev.
Thomas H. White. Clifton Forgo, Va.I
Messrs. Robert, and Willlnm White, and
Mrs. Llzzlo Jones, of this city: Mrs. E.
L. Bowman, Mrs. 51. E. Spencer. Mrs.
M. A. r>nndrldge and Mr. Joseph White,
of New York.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT
IN THE TIMES-DISPATCH
BARGAIN WANT ADS.
Pages might be written of the great
diversity of subjects contained In the
many columns of classified want ads
which appear from day to day In The
Times-Dispatch, making a most valu?
able as well as an entertaining medium.
Especially Interesting and valuable aro
these want ad columns la tho Sunday
issue; thoy are a veritable encyclopaedia
of Information for every one, whether
thoy want to buy, sell, rent or exchange
anything from a lioua??? and lot or u farm
down to tho most commonplace article
In everyday use.
The Tlmos-D'lspatch want ad. columns
are the recognized medium o? tho people
In which to make known their wants, no?
tably the large nnmbor of situations of?
fered to the unemployed and tho services
of the unemployed offered to thoso who
may need them. Under their respective
heads are found offers nnd wants of dry
goods, clothing, musical Instruments,
diamonds, Jewelry, machinery, animals,
horses, dogs, birds aud other pots; In
fact, anything and ovorythlng that we
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there are stores, factories, cafes, pro
fossional offices and partnerships In
some of the host paying occupations to
he desired, while other want nds. are
devoted to colees, privato schools, musi?
cal conservatories, dancing classes, ath?
letic, physical culture and dromatJo
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or unfurnished rooms and apartments,
houses, flats, farms, stables, lots-overy
thlng that is rentable?to rent or wanted,
plainly demonstrating the wisdom of peo?
nia making usa of Tlie Times-Dispatch
Result Bringing Want Ad. Columns in
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that tho people read-The Times-Dispatch.
Want Ail Columns? aud you can get all the
business you can take care of. Don't
tulio up timo to write or send your want)
nds.,-but just 'phone Daniela (old phone,
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your nds. and look after your business
Interests to tho best of hla ability. No
ad, too small. Nothing a trouble that
will benefit you. - Times-Dispatch,
wants your business, and will bring you
greater results through Ita want column.?
than any other paper In the south.