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fflp? fo?d ISo: I WHOLE NUMBER, 16.273.
RICHMOND; VA, SUNDAY, .WXK 21, 1908,
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WILL REAR ITS
Work Will Begin Soon on
NEW BUILDING A
It Is to Bo tho Home of the
American National Bank,
IT WILL BE EIGHT
STORIES IN HEIGHT
Tho Cost Will Be Not Lee? lhan One
Hundred end Olxty Thousand Dol?
lare?The Building Designed
Especially for Offices?lie
Architecture Will Be of
a New Style.
The erection of Richmond'?? first sky?
scraper is a notable event. It speaks
?well for the city that it la to be a bank
building, and not only bo, but tho homo
ot the youngest ot tho national banks
of the city. It Is proof positivo of the fi?
nancial growth aj-.d importance of Rich?
mond. . ?^
This splendid structure la to stand at
the southeast corner of Main and Tenth
Streets, and ia to bo owned by the Amer?
ican National Bank. It la to b<? a com?
bined bank and oftlce building, and la the
first modern structure whlcu Is deslgn-?d
Specially for ofllcos. The architects are
Messrs. "Wyatt and Nolting, of Baltl
in-jii:. while tho contract for the erec?
tion of tho structure has been let to a
firm of Philadelphia. The cost of the
building completed will not bo less than
???,???, and eight full ntorles it will rise
abovo Main, and nine stories above the
alley In tho rear.
A Modern Type.
Thin building represents a type of office
building which has developed in the last
few years, and in which effort la made
to give to tho exterior a straightforward,
simple, expression of the materials used,
omitting to groat extent projections of
all kinds, and without any attempt to
carry architectural ornamentation or cm?
helllBhment throughout its entire height,
?whlehr' ?fch?mo gives the impression of
?event! hulldlugs being suporfmpokad one <
on the other, and suggests that tha de?
sign could have been stopped at any
Intermediate story of lts^helght, and be
In no Way a less incompleto whole.
Because of the narrowness of the lot,
nnd It? depth. It was determined In this
building to make the exterior a shaft of
?Implo brick, starting on a baso of gran?
ite, and extending without break to a
plight cove, 112 feet above the pavement,
which, with a parapet six feet high,
forms tho crowning feature; tho windows
to bo well located, simple openings In
the brick wall, conveniently placed in
To offset what would perhaps be con?
sidered excessive plainness, the main en?
tranne to tho building, which Is an arched
opening 8 feet wido by 20Vj feet high,
has been surrounded by a rich renais
Fance door finish of Indiana limestone,
making a feature 10 feet wide by apj
high, richly ornamented, with rusticated
columns, cornices, modulions and carv?
ing. Tr> mnko this entrance more attrac?
tive, this rich stonework has been car?
ried Into tho vestibule, and ? ? elaborate
iron grillo 1ms been placed In the open?
ing, giving an opportunity for utilizing
tho name of the building, and tha Amer
cjin eagle (Indicativo of the name of tho
bank) as ornamental features.
Light, Warm Buff,
Th? brick and limestone of the building
will be of tho samo color, a light, warm
buff, -and. tho effect of tho building, with
Its rich doorway, should bo very attrac?
tive, and suggestivo of tho office building,
as distinct from the store or apartment
Tho Interior has been carefully ar?
ranged to meet tho double purpose for
which the building wna designed. On
entering through the main doorway, ono
comes Into the outer vestibule, lined with
stone, with a window on each side, the
one to tho left lighting the elevator; the
pne, to tho right lighting the staircase
Wlilcli leads to the safo deposit depart?
ment below. Passing through the main
door, one enters tho inner vestibule; to
the left being Iho elevator anil staircase
loading to Ilio upper starine; to tho right
the staircase lending to the safo deposit
department; and directly opposite Is the
entrance doorway to the bank.
Tho Interior of the bank Is arranged
on simple; but rather unittuo, lines, the
offices for tho president, cashier, bureau of
Information, savings department, tellers,
and lady customers' room being grouped
sround a central lobby, and being the
only rooms that can bo approached from
tho public apace, tho working space for
Iho clerks being placed behind tho vault,
and out of view of tho public, communi?
cation with tho working forco being
through tho bureau of Information.
To the rear of tho bunk, and in the
Mezzanino story, is the directors' room,
ppproached from the bank by an orna?
mental metal staircase.
Where Money Is Kept.
In the basement of the building, ap?
proached by the elevator and staircase
before mentioned, is tho safe deposit
department, which corresponds lu posi?
tion with the banking room of the floor
above, and which will be conveniently
arranged for the business to be carried
The seven upper floors are devoted to
office purposes, and are reached not only
py tho elevator and staircase In the front
part ot tho building, but also by a side
entrance on Tenth Street, leading to tha
second elevator and to a tstalrcase run?
ning from the sub-basement to the top
ptnry, ? ?
Tho sido entrance and elevator are pri?
marily urranged for tho convenience of
Iho moving of tenants in and out, and de?
livery of express and other heavy pack?
ages, This elevator is to be so arranged
that, should the main elevator be dis?
abled, by accident, it will be used for
Or each floor there Will be 12 offices,
the smaller being 10 feet by 17 feet, and
the larger 15 feet by 18 feet, so arranged
that tboy can be used ns Bmgle offices
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Twenty-fifth Anniversary of
Father O'Reilly's Ordination
EXERCISES BEGIN TO-DAY
The Congregation and Friends of trie
Beloved Pastor Will Gather to Do
Him Honor?Public Reception
With elaborate exorcises extending
through four days, tho twenty-fifth an?
niversary of the ordination of tho Rov.
Father James B. O'Reilly, the beloved
pastor of tho Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, of this city, will be celebrated
this week, beginning this morning and
concluding Wdnesday evening n?xt with
a hie public reception at Bel videro Hall.
Perhaps there Is not In tho Catholic
Diocese of Virginia a minister hotter
known or moro generally loved than the
pastor of Sacred Heart, whoso lonjr and
notablo work in this city has won for blm
? high place In the life ot tho commu?
nity. Ho is exceedingly popular In Rich?
mond among the people of all denomina?
tions, and his own people at the church
of which ho is tho pastor look up to him
with tho fondest Iwe and esteem. At lire
time of his Jubilee many will gather to
ilo him honor and to pay a tributo of ap?
preciation for his faithful and disinterest?
ed services during the past years. Invi?
tations have been neat throughout the
State, and a large number of clergy from
other cities are expected to bo present.
For somo time past a committee of gen?
tlemen In the congrega??orrhas been en?
gaged in arranging the details of the cele
bratlon. Their work has recently been
completed and an excellent programme
Is the result. This morning the first num?
ber of this programme will "he carried
out. Instead of the regular 7 o'clock ser>
vlce,' mass will be said at 8 o'clock In
thanksgiving for the auspicious event.
Urgent requests have been maila to the
congregation to be present, and practi?
cally all of them will bo there to receive
Holy Communion. This will be tho f.rst
function of the .celebration. The full pro?
gramme for the four 'days will be as fol?
Sunday, June 21st, 8 A. M.?Holy Sac?
rifice of the Mass offered In thanksgl-i'lng.
Communion to be received by tho coi**
Monday, Juno 22d, G A. M.?Holy Sacri?
fice of Mass at the Home for the Aged
of tho Llttlo Sisters of the Poor.
Tuesday, Juno 23il. 5 P. M.?Entertain?
ment by the children of the Sacred Heart
School, under the direction of tho SIs
terR of Charity of Nazareth.
?Wednesday, June 24th, 3 A. M.?Jubilee
mass sermon by the Rev. James T.
O'Farrell, of Petersburg, Va.
Evening S:30?Publio reception, Belvl
Bishop Vari de Vyvcr will be present
at tho jubileo mass on Wednesday morn?
ing and also at the public reception at
Bclvldore Hall on the evening of the same
A HAPPY WEEK.
The people ot the Sacred Be&r?' parish.
as well as tho friends of Father O'Reilly
generally, have long been looking forward
to this opportunity of giving some ex?
pression to the love and appreciation they
feel for tho priest who has so long and
so faithfully ministered to their wants.
The week will he a happy ono for tho
people of the Sacred Heart parish. They
have never before had such an oppor?
tunity 1o do honor to their pastor, and
while they realize his' modesty and re?
luctance at public demonstrations, they
could not permit this occasion to pass by
unnoticed. Invitations have been extended
to tho bishop and the clergy of all tha
Catholic churches of this city, but no
special Invitations have been sent to the
laity. All his flock, however, and his
friends generally will be present nt all.
of the exorcises thoy can possibly at?
tend, /?specially at tho mass this morning
and on Wednesday, and at the reception
on Wednesday evening.
OPERA SINGER HEIRESS
TO SI.000.000 FORTUNE
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.!
PITTSBURG. PA., Juno 20.-Superin
tondent-of-Police McTlghe yesterday re?
ceived a communication from Mrs. Isa?
bella Morris, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., asking
him to find her dn.ughtor, who disappear?
ed from her home In Salt Lake City,
Utah, two years ago to go upon Cha
stage. Tho girl's father died shortly ni?
ter her disappearance, leaving an estute
valued at Jl.OOO.OCO.
Last week, It Is said, a friend of the
family saw tha girl In "Wang" pluylng
under the name of "Mabel Arnold" at
the Duquesne Garden. The company has
returned to'New York nnd an effort will
bo mudo to find the young heiress there.
Mnnugcr John Reynolds, of the Du?
quesne Garden, said that Misa Arnold
had appeared hero for two weoks In min?
or parls, but had left for New York, and,
as far as he knows, Is still In that city.
SHE OWES HER LIFE
TO A CORSET STEEL
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PITTSBURG, June 18.? Mis. J. C. Hart
man, who was shot by the accidental dis?
charge of a pistol at the Homestead Bus?
iness Men's picnic, probably owes her Hie
to a corset eteel, which deflected the bul?
let that entered her body from the ab?
domen to her hip.
She Is still at tho hospital, and, It la
thought, will recover. ? ?
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COLONEL TUCKER TO
MARRY MISS GRAHAM
(Special to The Times-Dlspateb.)
TjEXINGTON, VA., June ??.?Cards o?
Invitation have been issued by the Misseu
Graham to the marriage of their tlstor,
Miss Mary Preeton Graham, to Colonel
Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, of tho Vir?
ginia Military Institute faculty. The mar?
riage will take place at the homo of the
bride, In Lexiiurton,-fin, Tuesday evening?,.
RICHMOND'S FIRST SKY-SCRAPER.
MET, WEDDED, "FLAT
BROKE;" TIME, 2 DAYS
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
UTICA, N. Y., June 20.?The poetry of
the marriage of Walter Harold Tlernny,
of Now York, and Miss Marie Louise Hel
linger, of Mohawk, has turned Into prose.
They met in tho postonico here Tuesday
afternoon, conversed a while, took dinner
together, declared their mutual love and
were married Wednesday morning.
To-night tho bridegroo.pi is In New
York to get money from his father nnd
the bride is with hor parents in Mohawk,
walling for her husband to return and
take her to New York.
Tlorney Is a. traveling man. Tlerney's
birdo is minus her diamonds, but Is con?
fident she will get them back again.
After tho marriage they wont to the
Baggs Hotel, where Tlorney was staying,
and remained until yesterday, when the
bridegroom was politely reminded by tho
clerk of the hotel that ho owed a bill of
$10. Tlorney telegraphed to his father for
money. The elder Tier ney responded by
Wire that ho knew pf his son's marriage,
ns he had read It Ir? tho newspapers, but
for reasons known to himself he didn't
send money or even mention It.
Then tho bravo brido took from her
fingers her sparkling diamonds and Tier
ney handed them to the hotel clerk as se?
curity for the bill and the clerk advanced
him $3. The bride went to her parents in
Mohawk and Tlerney wont to New York,
HAS BEEN KILLED
(Special Cable to The Times-Dispatch,
NAPLES, June 20.?A famous brigand
in Corsica, called Brico. and whom the
authorities had not been able to capturo
during tho last twenty-five years, has
Just been killed.
Twenty-live years ago nn uncle of Brico
died and loft all his property to his wlfo,
an Italian woman. Brico was so furious
that ho killed tho widow and successive?
ly murdered nil tlio near nnd distant
relatives who claimed the heritage of his
Only two months ago he shot to death
th? youngest son of one of his cousins,
The fathor, who is eevonty-two, sworo to
avenge his son, and set out himself to
search for Brico In the mountain fast?
He found him at last and had his re?
vengo. Brico in the course of his desper?
ate career had the reputation of having
committee more than thirty murders.
BABY PETSCH HAS
RIDE FOR HER UFE
(Special to The Tlmea-Dlepatcb.?
- READING, G?., Juno 20.?Baby Petsoh,
who has seen only ono short summer,
hid the rido of hor Ufo to-day. None
of your easy hammocks for Baby Potsch;
scurned the push cart; impossible for the
Henry Potsch, of MeKnight's,, Gap,
started down the (mountain drlvi'r^g ft,
Mexican mustang. With him wan his
mite of a daughter, wrapped in warm
blankets and as merry as a chick in a
box of moist cornmcal.
Then tho mustang got bad. He kicked
up his hoela and ho cut loose down that
mountain road at such a pace that Papa
Petseli was soon sprawling In tho road.
Then tho ride of Baby Petsch began
For three miles the wild rido continued,
nnd then somebody here In Reading was
unkind enough to seize tho hrltllo of tho
mustang and end tho rido ot Baby Potsch.
She wajs found In tho bed of the wagon,
still wrapped snugly In her blankets, ono
pink thumb in her wee mouth, tho other
hand grasping out as though eager to
take up tho reins and get that mustang
under way again.
THE CRUISER GALVESTON AS IT NOW APPEARS,
IS TO BE DELAYED
Miss Dora Berry and Miss
Inez Taylor Lucky.
HOW THE VOTE STANDS
Eleven Thousand and Seventy-nine Bal?
lots Have Already Been Cast, and
Things Are Just Getting
The winners of the two traveling bags,
offered for tho largest number ot votes
cast up to noon. Saturday, Juno 20th, In
the Tee-Dee Outing Contest, are, Misses
Dora Berry and Miss Inez Taylor, these
young ladles haivlng 1.5S6 votes to their
? complete list of entries and -tha
number of votea deposited to the credit of
each party Is published below. 1C will be
seen that twenty-olght parties ere on
tered, and the total voto cast up to yes?
terday at 12 o'clock was 11,079. Those
votes will, of course, be Included In the
final count, upon which will dopen? what
fourteen parties will be selected to go
on th? TGe-De"e Outing Tours. Each of tho
fourteen parties will havo the privilege
of Inviting a chaporone, and so forty-two
ladles In all will spend a week nt the
seashore or In the mountains at the re?
sort of their choice (to bo selected from
tho list appearing on page three), free of
itn cost. Railroad transportation tor and
from tho hotel and a receipted hoto* bill
for ono Week.
Tho contest Is just warming up. No one
haarst this time any idea of who Stands
the best chance, for there may bo some
who Sro keeping in the background, and
the only way to make a sure thing of
It is to work hard. More work must be
done each week, and the last two weeks
will call for positivo hustling.
Somo ' of tho ladies .have actually put
out agents who are securing the nfjees??
snry subscriptions for which certificates
of 'ccrtes are Issued. This Is" much the
fastest way to get votos, and then the
ballots In the paper also count and the
result of the Investment Is almost
Contestants are urged to deposit then?
votes at least twice each week, and as
for as possible to cut them neatly from
the paper. This will greatly help on tho
work of counting.
Attention Is callea to tho terms of tho
contest, list ot Tee-Dee hotels, voting
stations and the voting coupon, which Will
bo found on tho third page of The Tlmes
Dlspatch every day until July 16th, on
which dato the contest closes.
HOW THEY STAND.
The standing of contestants is" as fol?
Miss Dora Berry and Miss Inez Tay?
Miss Helen East and Miss Mildred
Miss Rosario Robinson-and Miss Edna
Mrs. F. M. Tlmboriake and Miss Aurella
Miss Ora Reynolds and Miss Carrie
Miss Mary R. Thaw and Miss Alice B.
Miss Bessie Plowman and Miss Eva
Miss L. Booth and Miss E. Booth, 681.
Miss Nannia Hart and Miss Vlrgle
Miss Daisy Hunt and Miss M. Rammle
Miss Eugenia Cogblll and Miss Carrie
Miss Martha Roper and Miss Daisy
Miss "Vera Jones and Miss JulIS Jones.
Miss Eva Mann and Miss Lee Durmey,
Miss Bianche Drew and Miss Isabel
Miss Maggie Shuman and Miss JClIa
Miss Bertha Bowles and Miss Sadie
Miss ro.ullne Koch and Eva Howie, ?"
Miss Mary Tlllman ana Miss Louise
Miss Mae Brewer and Miss Lottie Man?
Miss Lizzie Jones and Miss Irene Rob?
Miss Uzette Winston and Miss Pauline
Miss Nunn and Miss ShoUon, 1,
Miss Leona Harmon and Alisa Martha
Miss Bonny and Miss Mattia RouTTtree;
Miss La? and Miss Bouldln, 1,
Miss T.ee and Miss Blair, 1,
Miss Leo and Miss Forty, 1.
Total, 11,070 votes cast up to 12 o'clock
noon Saturday, Juno 20th.
BAT COLONY. DISTURBED
BY CARPENTERS. FIGHT
(Spocinl to The Times-Dispatch.)
READING, PA., Juno 20.?While car?
penters wero repairing a house on the
farm of Jonathan E. Stump, at North
Heidelberg, this county, tlioy encountered
a nest of about ono hundred nnd Ili'ty
bats behind the weather-boarding.
Tho buts showed fight and made a vig?
orous attack on the men,? who beut them
oft with clubs.
A QUIET WEDDING
Pretty Affair Yesterday at the Home of
Mr. Charles Dlxson.
Mr. William C. Atkinson, of this pity,
and Miss Salile Robinson, the accom?
plished daughter of Mr. Charles Robin?
son, of Now Kent county, were quietly
marrlod at the home of tbe brldo's sister,
in the presence of a fow invited friends
and relative? Wednesday. Rev. Dr. John
Harmon, of Union Station Methodist
The' bride was charmingly attired in
white organdy and carried La France
rosee, The wedding was very aulet on ac?
count of the recent death of two children
of the brlda'a brother-in-law, Mr. Charles
Many useful presents were received by
the young couple.
They will make their home for the
.?resent at 1209 North Twenty-thlid Street?
Galveston Will Not Go
AGREE TO GIVE BOND
And Take Possession of the
Vessel Later On.
TRIGO COMPANY IS
NOT IN BANKRUPTCY
Judge Waddlll Handed Down an -Opln*?
ion Yesterday Which Leaves Its Af?
fairs In the Hands of the State
of the Decree.
Tho launohlngr of the Qalvestoa "irta
not take place to-morrow afternoon, the
date Bet by the government for that In?
Judge Grlnnan stands pat on his Injunc?
tion and all the talk of Federal troops
and gunboats has not had the effect to
budge him. Those expecting to see upon
tho records of tho Chancery Court yester?
day evening an order dissolving the in?
junction, which restrained further pre?
parations for the launching of the Gal?
veston, wero wholly disappointed. Not a
lick of work has been struck on getting
tho cruiser ready to leave her ways since
the injunction was granted by Judge
Grlnnan on Thursday aflternoon. The
two United States- lieutenants here, who'
were snmmarlily stopped with their pre?
parations for tho launching are still wait?
ing with folded'hands until Instructions
como from Washington.
Judge Not Talking.
Judge Grlnnan was seen yesterday, but
declined to discuss tho matter in any of
Its phases. It would not bo proper for
mo to do so, ho said. Then ho added:
"Tho best thing to do Is to watch the
records of my court. All I shall have
to say will be said right there." A watch
of tho most constant kind was kept oa
the doings up at the ChancoryCourt, but
not an "1" was dotted nor a "t" crossed
on a paper which touched remotely on the
Trlgg vs. Gnlveston case.
The date of the launching is now entire?
ly Indefinite. The best.that can bo said
Is that It will occur very likely the lust
of tills week. Tho solution Is expected'tQ
come 'from Washington and It will prob-*?
ably bo in tho nature of an indemnify?
ing bond filed in the Chancery Court hero
fully protecting the Trlgg creditors. Such
a bond, It Is understood, has already
been drawn by Attorney-General Knox.
Launching Later On.
Whether Judge Grlnnan knows of this
or not Is not known." But it is practically
certain that when suoh a paper Is filed
here, tho protection which Mr. S. H.
Hawes, supply creditors, sought will have
been assured and the cruiser will be re?
leased to the government. Two or three
days, at the outside, ? are ' all that are
needed In which to complete the prepara?
tions for the launching. If the injunc?
tion Is dissolved to-morrow Lieutenants
Groosbock and Tholss can get their men
together and by Thursday or Friday the
embryonic warship will be ready for her
first plunge. If Attorney-General Knox
has really prepared such a bond, It will
be an admirable solution of the muddle.
The JUdge of the Chancery Court of.
Richmond certainly has held up the na?
tional government for two days mi how,'
much longer It will continue to do so.
A most Important development of yes?
torday was the deolslon of Judge Wad
dill, the effect of which was to keep the
Trlgg case In the Chancery Court and!
making the settlement through the re?
Judge Waddill's Decision.
Judgo Edmund W&ddlH. Jr., of the
United States District Court, yesterday,
delivered his opinion In tha matter of tha
petition of cortan supply creators ot the
William R. Trlgg Company to have the
said company adjudioated a bankrupt,
and the demurrers to the petitions and
motion to dismiss same made by the
company and second mortgage bondhold?
ers. The petition to have tha company
adjudicated a bankrupt Is refused and a
decree entered to that effect.
Judge WaddlU'e opinion is a typewritten
document of fourteen pages, in which he
touches upon every phase of the case,
after reviewing the legal procedure lead?
ing up to tho petition. The court does
not rule on any of the objections to the
sufficiency of tho petitions to have the
company declared a bankrupt, whloh it is
declared Involve questions of fact as
well as of law. As to the point that the
potutone uro not properly certified, he
d?clar?e that thl? Is nn amendable error
und Immaterial. The defense Bet up that
tho company Is not such as cornea within
the scope of the national bankruptcy not,
und that tho creditors have not provable
claims sufficient to warrant their peti?
tioning for bankruptcy, involve ques?
tions of fact, on which it is not neces?
sary to rule.
After disposing att these subsidiary
questions or dismissing thorn from con?
sldoratlon, the court reviews the real
issue In tho case, the question whether
or not tha amendment to the national
bankruptcy act, passed by Congress In
February, 1W>3, is or Is not retroactive In
Its effect. That amendment provided
that tho appointment of a receiver should
ipso facto constitute an act of bank?
ruptcy. The receiver In the oase of the
William B. Trlgg CompUny was ap?
pointed by the State courts In December
lust, several months prior to the amend?
ment of the' national bankruptcy ac*.
The court reviews the question of the
prospectivo or retroactive character of
statutes In great detail, andl finally enun?
ciates It as the law lrt such oase* that
unless tho statute specifically provides
that It Is to bo retroaotive, it is assumed
not to be. This construction has been
the rule of the courts. In support of this
view the oourt quotes numerous decisions
Involving questione of retroactive stat?
utes, and then promulgates clearly and
without hesitation or doubt that the '
amendment to the bankruptcy act mak?
ing the appointment of * receiver consti,
tute an *.ot of bankruptcy is not retro.
active In ita operation. The petition I?
therefore dlsmUsod, end a decrea ??.
tered to that effect.
The effect of this opinion Is to Jeav?
IConUnupd ou Ninth. i'__c).