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rraW? ISIM, IS! WHOLE NUMBER. 16,367.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER II, 1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE PROMISE OF THE
DAWNS TO=DAY AND WITH IT COMES
EST EVENT IN MANY YEARS
Some Splendid Animals
That Will Be Seen.
SEEN BY EXPERT
The Purest Blood and the
ALL CLASSES TO BE
Name* of Widely-Known Horses, and
?he Events In Which They Will Be
Seen?Records and Pedigrees
ofSome of Them?Riders
Who Will Pilot Th.m to
Victory or Defeat.
"Blood will tell" in horsos as well aj
in humanity. While horses, llko p?*ople,
ao not alwuys Ilvo up to their pedigrees,
and the performances and reputation? ui
their ancestors, the lineage o? tho horse,
like thai of a man, Is always worthy of
consideration. There is an ciulne aris?
tocracy in the land, and the ihorouifh
bred is always preferred to the scrub
where neither has had a chanco to show
by hib performance of what he is capa?
At the Richmond Horso Show, wblch
opens on Tuesday, there will be a large
and brilliant representation of aristocratic
norees. Suns and daughters of famous
?1res, many of them hav.ng preved worthy
of their noble strain, will he seen in larger
numbers at this show than ever before
exhibited in thle Stato. New York city
has sent to the Richmond show many
of its prize horses, not only In the hunter
classes, but ln the harness classes. Those
?who attend this week's show will, there?
fore, have opportunity to see many
horses that have borne away the rib?
bon?, pyor famous competitor* at many a
A Br.eding Center.
Virginia has gained wide fame as a
breeding center for huntors and Jumpers
of the highest class, and many of tho_e
Bent out from the State have been able to
?win events of national importance,, both
in this country and ln Europe, heneo It
would bo expecled fhat those claescs have
filled well, and that big fields will com?
pete for the rich prizes offored, but an
unprecedented number of harness horses
have also been entered, the latter divi?
sion Including prominent winners at the
big shows all down the line. Boston, New
York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and other
large cities are well represented. A glance
over the entry list shows that a number
of the best known and most prominent
owners, breeders nnd Horso Show ex?
hibitors in America are represented.
Courtland H. Smith, of tho Hampton
farm, Alexandria, Va., will not be here,
having heen called to Kansas City, or will
Dr. John L. Wentz, of Scranton, Pa.,
owner of ? groat stable of show horses,
among them tho famous pair Lord Golden
II. and Lord Brilliant. Dr. Wentz signi?
fied his Intention of entering some of
his beet horses at Rlcnmond, but death |
in his fatn'ly caused a change of plane.
Thn list of Virginia exhibitors Includes !
J. T. Anderson, Richmond; D. Eugenn
Block, Newport News; John Stewart ;
Bryan, ?. M. Blacker, John Ken- Branch,
H. C. Benttle, C. W. Branch, St. Goorgn
Bryan, Barton H. Grundy, and others, of
Illchmond; Hon. Henry Fairfax. Aldi?;
Garber & Garber, Harrl'sonhurg; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles H. Hurkamp, Fred
erlcksburg; Mr. and Mrs. Blair Johnson.
Warrenton ; Morris ?St Joslln, Campbell'*;
?"'hurles ?. Moore, Chnrlottosvllle; James
T). and John W. McComb, Somersei,
Arthur Charles Marshall, Welbourn? :
Vf. O. Noltlng, Howardsvllle; James E.
Porter, Louisa; L. S. Rlckptts, Orange:
Miss I/Dills?? Seiden, R. C. Seiden, and
John H. Seldon, Stokes; ?. M. Sacke?.
I.ynohburpt; David B. Tonnant, Oatlands;
Maxwell Wyeth, Marshall, and Richard
Wallach, Warrenton. From other States
the names of such well known owners
nn?i horso show patrons nppear as thoso
or Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doford, Baltl
moro; Howard Willets, White Plains.
N. V.; W. P. Drewry, Mrs. James ?. M.
Orosvonor, G. Trots-bridge Holllstor; Dr.
Vf. E Wooriend, Lewis G. Young, Mrs.
John Gerken, King's Highway. N. V,,
nnd Miss Henrietta ??????G????, Mnmn.ro
neck, ?. Y.
* ?* ?
Of the entries to tho high jumping con?
tests, whloh Includes gond horses llko
f'happle, Tlffle and others, doubtless th*
greatest Interest attaches to tho famous
Hentherbloom, who established a world's ?
record by clearing tho bars at seven feet |
eight Inches at the Chicago Horse Show j
In October last, and was nblo to eclipse j
even that marvelous leap by going ono j
Inch higher this season and. placing the i
record at seven feet nino Inches.
Hentherblonni Is a hay gelding, eight |
years old and sixteen hands high, lie Is ?
owned by Howard Wlllots, of tho Geilney |
Farm, White Plains, ?. Y., who has
liim entered here, and Richard Donnelly,
who has ridden thn wonderful bay geld?
ing In his great contests, will i-omo with
iho horso and rido him In his efforts to
fstabllsh another world's record. Tn ad?
dition to Heuthorbloom. The Ooclnny
Farm stable will Include those other
Well known prlzo winners, Clsslo Crow,
Toronto and Jack. Usually tho high
.lumper Is bad tempered and most erratic
In performance, while for conformation
he ranges (join a wood to a curt horso,
inutances of which maye be cited (p
Ma ita inn Marantotto's .massive <irown,
gelding FileMaker, the homely dun geld?
ing Ontario, owned by Moorehouse and
Pepper, of Canada, and others known
tr? fumo during years past, but Heather
bloom looks fine and In appearanco thero
In little about him suggestivo of plebeian
icouilnuwi on Third Page.
U ////? V| ? w ?
TO BE SEEN IN LADY HUNTERS' CLASS AT THE HORSE SHOW
Prominent Petersburg Citizen
TRAIN'S NARROW ESCAPE
jCoast Line Passenger Train Crashes
Into Tree Which Had Blown Across
Track?Two Negroes Who May
Be Professional Thieves.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PETERSBURG, VA., Oct. 10.-Mr. Vf.
A. Madison, deputy treasurer of Peters?
burg, and one of the most highly hon?
ored nnd respected citizens, committed
Bulcldo this morning shortly aftor S
o'clock by shooting himself through the
For many years Mr. Madison has been
almost an Invalid from tho oftocts of
paralysis. His hearing wan so affected
by tho stroke that he could hardly hear
anything. For several years It has been
necessary for him to be carried to his
office daily. Yesterday he was observed to
be unusually despondent, but nut the
slightest Idea was entertained of any
rashnees on his part. Ho was flfty-elglit
years of age, Throughout his Ufo "So has
beon a most dovoted son, and his mother,
now eighty-throe years of age, who idol?
ized him, has cared for him as tenderly
Rlnco ne has been an Invalid aB sho did
In Infancy. She Is almost prostrated from
Probably no citizen of Petorsburg was
more generally esteemed and beloved than
Mr. Madison. He arranged all of his
papers yesterday, and his books and all
matters are written up to date and cor?
rect. A widow, four sons and two daugh?
ters, with tlio aged mot hor survive him.
The northbound passenger train on the
Atlantic Co.ist Line, duo In Petersburg
about 3:30 A. M., had a narrow escapo
fumi being wrecked this morning. The
train was running ut full speed when It
stiuck a tree that had blown across tho
track near Stony Creek. Fortunately, the
trunk of the tree did not reach the track,
nnd the train ulruck only Its branches;
otherwise a serious wreck would have
occurred. No ono was hurt, but the head?
light of the locomotive and the steps of
several coaohes were torn off. Tho train
was delayed for an hour or more.
Rev. Father P. F. Brannan, of Weath
erford, Texas, a noted Catholic priest,
frill preach at St. Joseph's Church to?
morrow. Father Brannan entered the
Confederate army at the ago of thirteen
year-, us a drummer boy and nerved.
throughout the war. After the war he
studied law, and for ? number of years,
prior to becoming a priest, waa a prac?
ticing attorney. Ho is a man of deep
learning ani a pollBhod orator. Father
Brannan has Just finished a successful
rrisslon In Frederickeburg.
Police Ofllcer Dyson last n'ght came
across two strange negroes, who may be
professional car thieves. At the ap?
proach of the officer one dropped four
boxes of cigars and ran off, but the o'-h
er, who gave his name as John Hall and
his home as Philadelphia, was grabbed
by the ofllcer and placed under arrest. The
cigars woro made at tho factory of tho
American Cigar Company In this city
and had been stolen from a car on the
Seaboard Air Line. Hall will be held for
five days on susplc'on. He will prob?
ably be charged with breaking Into and?
robbing the freight car.
Mrs. C. T. Cha.ppell, widow of the late
Thomas A. Chappell, died at the home !
of her son, ln Lynchburg, yesterday and I
tho body will be brought to Petersburg
to-morrow for burial.- Deceased was the
sister of Captain Georgo \V. Vaughan, uf j
There are more deer In Dlnwlddle and
Prince George eo-untles this year than
for several ?years past Mr. Vf. G. |
Malone on yesterday killed two?a buck |
and a doc.
A vory high wind has been blowing In
Petersburg since early yesterday morn?
ing, with a heavy rain fall during tho
night. Small damage has been dono
throughout the city to trees, fences and
ln some Instances to smokestacks, but
no great damage Is thus far reported
from any section.
Dr. Taylor, tho new pastor, will preach
at First Baptist Church to-morrow.
BE OPENED MONDAY
Mr. Ellyson Out of City, but
Headquarters Shortly to
The Democratic campaign in the State
will bo practically opened to-mocrow,
though thero will be no general ?peaking
throughout tho State in view of the
r?solution recently adopted by the Slate
Thoro will bo speaking in spots through?
out tho Stato, but no gen.-ral programme
seems to have been arranged from a
Mr. Ellyson bus not yet announced the
appointment of a secretary of th? Stale
Committoe to succeed Mr. Hanklns, who
resigned several days ago, though he Is
expected to do so shortly
Two names are prominently mentioned
for tlic place. They are those of Colone)
Joseph nutton, of Appomattox, and Mr.
Joseph Button, of Appomattox,
Elthor of theso gentlemen would make
an admirable secretary, as thoy have
each had wide political experlonco. Mr.
Ellyson has not yet. decided upon rooms
for headquarters, and it Is possible time
hn mny have tlieiu ut his oillce on Main
TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13.
8:00 P. M.Judging Stallions.Class 1
8:15 ?, M.Judging Horses and Runabouts.Class 11
8:40 P. M.Judging Ponies In Harness.Class 19
9:00 P. M.Judging Four-ln-Hands.Class 16
9:30 P. M.Judging Ladles' Saddle Horses.Class 29
10:00 P. M.Judging Sporting Tandems.Class 15
10:40 P. M.Hunters and Jumpers (open to all).Class 38
V./EDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14.
2:00 P. M.Judging Horses and Runabouts.Class 25
2:20 P. M.Judging Ponies Under Saddle.Class 48
2:40 P. M.Judging Pairs Harness Horses.Class 49
3:00 P. M.Roadsters and Appointments.Class 4
3:20 P. M.Judging Park Tandems.Class 14
3:40 P. M.Green Hunters (heavy weight).Class 35
4:00 P. M.Judging High Jump.Class 40
WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14.
8:00 P. M.Judging Single Harness Horses.Class 5
8:20 P. M.Judging Gentlemen's Saddle Horees.Class 28
8:40 P. M.Judging Gig Horses.Class 23
9:10 P. M.Judging Pairs Ponies In Harness.Class 47
9:20 P. M.Four-ln-Hands?Road Teams.Class 17
9:50 P. M.Judging Ladles' Hunters.Class 41
10:40 P. M.Judging Thoroughbred Hunters.Class 39
THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15.
8:00 P. M.Judging Pairs Harness Horses.Class 6
8:20 ?, M.Judging Roadsters.Class 2
8:40 P. M.Judging Unicorn Teams.Clase 50
9:00 P. M.Judging Ladles' Turnout.Class 22
9:20 P. M.Judging Ponies In Harness.Class 46
9:40 P. M.Judging Pairs of Hunters.Class 33
10:10 P. M.Qualified Hunters (light welaht).Class 32
10:45 P. M.Qualified Hunters (heavy, weight).Class 31
FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16.
8:00 P. M.Single Horses In Harness.......Class 7
8:30 P. M.Gentlemen's Saddle Horses.Class 27
8:50 ?, M.Ladles' Harness Pairs.Class 10
9:20 ?, M.Judging Ponies Under Saddle.Class 20
9:40 ?, M.Judging Park Tandems.\..Class 13
10:00 ?, M.Judging Ladles' Hunters.Class 42
10:45 P. M.Judging Hunters, Corinthian.Class 37
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 17,
2:00 ?, M.Judging Pairs Harness Horses.Class 8
2:20 P. M.Horsea Suitable to Become Hunters.Class 36
2:40 ?, M.Judging Single Harness Horses.Class 9
3:00 ?, M.Judging Ponies Over Jumps.Class 21
3:20 ?, M.Four-ln-Hands?Park Tonina.Class 18
3:40 P. M.Green Hunters (light weight).Class 34
4:00 ?, M.Judging Hunt Teams.Class 45
SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17.
8:00 ?, M.Single Harness Park Horse?.Class 26
8:20 ?, M.Judging Pairs of Roadsters.Clase 3
8:40 ?, M.Judging Combination Horses.Clans 12
9:00 ?, M.Champion Harnees "Horsee.Class 24
9:20 P. M.Champion Saddle Horses.Class 30
9:40 P, M.. .Champion Hunters (light weight).Class 43
10:10 ?, M.Champion Hunter? (heavy weight).Class 44
11:00 P. M...Trial of "He-.therbloom" for the World's Record
of the High Jump.Special Class
His Companion Goes Crazy
PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN
Negro Carried Out County to Prevent
Lynching?Hundred Thousand Dol?
lar Cotton Mill Chartered.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
RALEIGH, N. C, Oct. 10.-Governor
Aycook to-day granted a respite fot
Henry Holloway, colored, who Is under
sentence to be hanged at Snow Hill,
Green county, October 16th. The resplto Is
to Deceinobr 17th, nnd Is to allow coun?
sel time to provo their contention that
Mrs, Nelson was mistaken In Identifying
Holloway as the negro who entered liei
houso at night and made Improper pro?
posals to her. She Identified the negro
by his voice.
Judge W. R. O'B. Robinson, who came
here to see the Governor, says since Hol?
loway was sentenced the negro man with
whom he slept the night of tho burglary
ond insult has gone crazy, Is lu the
insano asylum at Goldsboro, and In his
raivlngs crys out tha lllolloway is not
tho man, to take blm instead.
Tho procaution was taken to get Hol?
loway out of Greon county to-day bo
fore tho respite wa? made public, He Is
In Waliie county Jail, this precaution be?
ing taken to avoid tho possibility of a
lynching. Fooling is strong agulnst him
nround Snow Hill. The respite, ho WO vor,
Is asked by tho Judge who tried, and the
soll-lto,? who prosecuted In llollowuy's
The Stato Fair maniig.meiit 'announces
a series of special trains for tho fuir
weok, which has never beon equaled for
a North Carolina fair. Thoy will be run
Into Raleigh from aJl over tho State, es?
pecially by the. Southern, Seaboard Air
Line and Norfolk and Western. Tlio out?
look for the suocesii of thu fair Is the
brightest In the history of tjie Fair As?
Tlie Masonic Fair will open on Mon?
day and the managers say everything
will he ln ship shape In that timu. It is
expected that fully JlO.uo?? will bo realised
;is a In-nefll (un l'or Ilio Gr.uul Lodge
The Great Amphitheatre
in Gala Attire.
Many Fine Horses and Hand?
some Equipages Here.
THE FULL OFFICIAL
Special Interest Attaches to the High?
Jumping Contests, in Which the
Climax Comes Saturday Even?
ing, When Heatherbloom
Will Attempt to BreaK
His Own Record.
With tho premise of crisp, beautiful,
autumn weather for Tuesday, the third
annual exhibition of the Richmond Horse
Show Association will open auspiciously,
with the complete success of the exhibi?
tion guaranteed in advance In every re?
spect. In point of entries, of numbors and
personnel of the audiences, and with all
the accessories complete, a show never
opened with more brilliant prospects. It
ls no longer a local show, but a national
affair In which the standard of horses
shown will be higher than evur seen here
before. In every class, harness, saddle
and hunter, tho entries are more numer?
ous than ever before. More money la
offered in premiums than at any show
ever given in the South. There are more
classes and more horses ln every class
than last year or the year before, and
among tho entries' are somo horses of
The Horse Show will formally open
with the rondltion of the Thomas Jef?
ferson march by tho United State* Ma?
rine Band Tuesday evening, and the' pa?
rade of stallions, eight in number in
the first-class to be shown. ' Then will
follow en the time schedule arranged
the exhibition of the horse tfhd runabout
?class"' ponies in harness, four-in-hand
road teams, ladles saddle horses, hunting
tandems, and the open-for-all class uf
hunters and Jumpers.
A Gteai Exhibition.
The next exhibition will be a matinee
on Wednesday beginning promptly at ?
o'clock and continuing until 5. This will
bo one of tho greatest exhibitions of the
entire show, and more tickets have been
sold for it than for .almost any other per?
formance. The feature of this matinee
will be the high Jumping competition
by a- field embracing tho moat famous
hunters and Jumpers ever shown any?
where, thirty-six horses competing.
Many of these have won ribbons at the
Madison Square Garden Show, Atlantic
City, Bryn Mavvr, Philadelphia, Chicago,
and the great shows of the country. This
Is but ono of the many ioatures of the
Tho great amphitheatre, with a seat?
ing capacity of over four thousand, and
with standing room for three thousand
moro, will be a scene of beauty and bril?
liancy worth going miles to see when It
hns been filled with the great fashion.?,
able, handsomely clad throng and is
ablaze with a myriad of glowing incan?
descents swung In graceful festoons
across the great oval arena, and with
the white glare of arc lights at every
advantageous point. With the clapping
of thousands of hands, thp flash and
glitter of Jewels and expressions of ad?
miration of tho equine beauties of the land
the great show will he opened. The nun*.
ber of notable people who will be here
will exceed that at any other show.
Statesmen, scholars' wits, benutlful and
brilliant femininity, and the great throng
representative ot tho city's population,
will bo present to pay tribute alike to
tlio attractions of the horse nnd to th?
, beauty nnd grace of womanhood.
I The great ring of brown tanbark will
afford a fine background for the glisten?
ing, well groomed horses, and tho hand
' some equlpnges for which It Is the
arena of competition. The nrena ls now
In perfect order, and there Is not a finer
one ln the land. Tho entries and exits
? havo beon newly floored and will be
I covered with bark to prevent the horses
slipping as they dash In and out.
In H lid-w Attire.
The nmphlthontrn has put on Its holi?
day attiro for tho annual exhibition, and
Is a thrtig of beauty. While not lavish!
or gaudy, the decorations are tasteful
?ini! beautiful, and under the glow of the
lights will ?dil to the beauty of the
thronged building. All nrpund the coll?
ing there are gracefully draped rosettes
and festoons of flags and banners, in
I which every color and shade Is repre
I stinted. The boxes, freshly painted In
; white, nro floored and lined with snowy
1 whit? crash, nini beyond them tho re?
served seats riso tier on tier from A to
j, oxtendlng all around the huge struc
? ture, At the Bouth end nf the uniphl
' theatre the enlarged band stand, wherein
: will be stationed the Marine Band, I?
ready for Its occupants, It projects over
the boxes bent-nth.
The sale of seats for the seven exhibi?
tions of the Horse Show proper already
guarantee that the house will be filled
I every nlsht un?! matinee. Every b??x
WOe long n?Q SPld, and each will be filled
! with a brilliant, handsomely dressed
1 party, including many of the beauties of
Ninth and South, and many men premi?
li,m in public life und in every vocatiqfi.
Before tlio exhibitions open tho lndtcji
' tlons ore that every seat will be sol?i
and the eager erowil will overflow Into
the inrlosuro nround the ringside, when?
iimro than two thousand people will l??i
congregated, While th?*? nearest roF*
of siili? are considered ?iholc.est, a ees t
' In any of tin? reserved rows will al'f.u.l
i an advantageous view of the arena.
Ho s -s and Eq1 inag?*s.
! Already horses and ?quipages are ar
1 riving for the great show, and Uifor.?
Monday night every stable will be failed.
Yesterday the h???"?** ?'?"? ''lulpage? .,f
, Or. Vf. ?. Wooden* ef '?""? Wand,
twrlved ouu ar? ?tabi??! Ut th? uew ?UU*