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Street Railway Y. M. c. A. to
f3c Opened Here.
THE GOULDS INTERESTED
Have Already Contributed to the Open?
ing of the Branch on Mr. Goulo's
Lines, and Will Pro?ably
Give More Later,
Within the next few weeks ? Street
Hailway Young Men's Christian Associa?
tion, the third in tho country, will be
established In Richmond largely under
the patronage of Miss Helen Gould nnd
her brother. Mr. Frank Jay Gould, owner
of the lines of tho Virginia Passenger
nnd Power Company.
Both of tho wealthy northerners have
expressed a very considerable interest
in the work proposed, and with their very
practical assistance Its success is as?
sured. Miss Gould particularly Is bestow?
ing her attention upon the rrfbvemont,
During recent years sho has devoted
many thousands of hor fortuno to the
extension of tho work of the Young
Men's Christian Association In tho coun?
try. Her brother's largo business interests
here nnd the direct benefits to him tlnU
will accrue from the establishment of the
department will further serve, to attach
her attention to Richmond, and It Is not
unlikely that sho will devote no Incon?
siderable amount of time and money to
tho proposed branch.
CONSULTED MR. GOULD.
Tho first announcement of the now
tnovoment which Is being made under the
?usplcea of tho Young Men's Christian
Association, of Richmond, was made by
Secretary S. K. McKoa, at a mooting, of
the Ministerial Union of Richmond, held
Somo timo ago Mr. McKee laid the mat
ter before Genoral Managt?? Huff, of the
Passenger and Powor Company, nnd ask?
ed his co-operation in a movement for
the benefit of the men in his employ. The
oonsent of tho general manager war. given
a short whil0 ago after a consultation
with Mr. Gould himself. It was given,
however, upon the condition that a sufll
cient number of the men desired to have
the department opened.
A meeting was held last Friday In tho
office of General Manager Huff, who spoke
to tho men concerning th? proposition.
Among others who made short addresses
were Mr. H. O. Williams, of tho inter?
national Committee; Mr. W. E. Longec. of
New York, ono of the international secre?
taries, and Mr. Mckee. A committee of
street car men was appointed, and on
Saturday an agreement was drawn up
nnd will be signed by about 500 men. more
than enough to carry the scheme through.
Three meetings were held Sunday, and
the work was further explained.
If the Sv? applications are signed by
next Tuesday, October 20th, tho work will
begin promptly. It will be In charge of
tho central Y. M. C. ?., and will bo direct?
ly under a department secretary.
The club house erected by the Traction
Company for Its employes will be used.
Improvements to the extent of about $5,000
will be made, and then the building will
be turned over to tho men exclusively.
There will be a reception room nnd
smoking room, reading room and llbriiry,
department secretary's office, locker room,
gymnasium, social and meeting room,
game room, with such amusements as
polo, Manhattan table, box-ball, and so
In addition to all these things a bath
building will be erected: It will be
equipped with white tiled floor and walls,
nnd the most modern and Improved sponge
nnd shower baths.
COL. BUTTON SECRETARY
TO STATE COMMITTEE
Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson, of the
fc'tate Democratic '"ommittoo, has an?
nounced the appointment of Colonel Jos?
eph Button, of Appomattox, as secretary
to the?.committee to succeed Mr. J. G.
ilanklns, .resigned, and Colonel Button
will'open formal headquarters In room
No. 82, Chamber of Commer?a, at once.
is h gentleman's sonp.
Isa soap for everybody who w?hle the
best toilet soap ever Infide,
Colonel Put (on has held the place he
fore and is thoroughly acquainted with
Thero will be no general speaking, but
sonic of the crack orators of the State,
Including Governor Montague, Mr. Itrax
ton. Congressman Jones and others, will
Uc sent to certain parts of the State.
The campaign promises to be exceeding?
ly quiet, though a great deal of hard
work will ?? done by both sides.
Most of the nominations throughout
the Stale have been made, and Colonel
Button and Mr. Kllyson will bo kept busy
fioni now on.
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
WILL MEET TO-NIGHT
The Board of Aldermen will meet In
special session at 7:30 o'clock this eve?
ning, and a great deal of important busi?
ness is to Bo transacted, including the
consideration of the now scheme to rc
dlstr??t the city Into wards.
The regular monBhly nnd quarterly
meeting of the Baptist Sunday-school
Association of Richmond nnd Manches?
ter, which was held nt the Fulton Bap?
tist Church Sunday afternoon, was not
very lnrgelv attended, because of bad
Weather. Ttic meeting, however, was
not lacking In interest, ns the addresses
of Dr. Weston Bruner, of Calvary Bap?
tist Church, on Sunday-school work,
with word pictures of tho good results
of moral training in the? Sabbath-school,
proved to be as edifying ns entertain?
ing. President \V. D. Duke presided.
The following schools reported for Sep?
Venable Street . 31
t-eigh Street .3S
Grace Street . 44
Second Church .37
East End .23
Broadus Memorial .23
first Church . 41
West View . 21
tirovo Avenue . 27
Calvary . 23
ciopton Street ."IS
Stockton Street . 17
Immanuel . 22
Uak Grove .13
College View .12
Richmond: Roger Gregory and wife
to Gilbert J. Hunt, 27.4 feel on north
sido Park Avenue, 135 feet west of Lom?
John C. Knox to Thomas W. Walsh, 45
feet on east slde Fourth Street, 132 11-2-12
feet north of Byrd, $3,025.
Thomas A. Biggin and wife to Anna
Jane Ray, 45 foot on south side Cnlhoun
Street, southeast corner Hickory, $225.
Henrlco: Granite Building Company to
John Woodson, IS 1-12 feet on west side
Thirty-second Street, 112 S-12 feet south
of S, $550.
B. C J. A. and C. P. Fisher to C. W.
Montgomery, GO feet on Vino Streol, 121
feet -north of Cnry, $554.40.
G. Carlton Jackson, special commis?
sioner, to George W. Clarke, 45 acres on
White Oak Swamp, about lo miles below
Fine Meeting at Ins Armory.
The second week of the speclnl ser?
vices of Immanuel Baptist Church being
hold at the Cavalry Armoiy, has begun
most auspiciously. Thero were fine con?
gregations nt both services on Sunday
and again last night. Rev. Mr. Li.ke
preaches with oarnestness and power.
Thero. were six additions to the church
on Sunday and there have been several
other conversions. The meeting continues
through this week with services every
night at S o'clock.
Award Electrical Contracts.
There will bo a special meeting of the
Water Committee nt the City Hall at
noon to-day for tho purpose of awarding
contracts for furnishing electrical ma?
chinery nt the proposed now standplpe.
Richmonders in New York
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NEW YORG, October 12.? Victoria, H.
Campbell; Herald Square, Dr. W. H.
Parker; Imperial, L>. O. Dmvis und wife;
Barllngton, J. S. Hazen.
NOT TO BE. USED
Mr. Hicks Offers Ordinance
for Special Tax of
Although the recent decision of the Su?
premo Court permits the use of trading
I stamps in Virginia, the system will hard*
! ly be re-established here. The merchants
themselves havo taken decided action on
tho subject, nnd last night an ordinance
was offered In the Council placing a li?
cense tax of $1,000 upon all persons who
use trading stamps. Tho ordinance went i
te tho Finance Committee, and will be j
reported favorably in nil probability.
It was offered by Mr. Hicks, of Monroe
Ward, nnd Is as follows: ?
Bo It ordained by the Council of the j
city of Richmond!
1, That any person, firm or corporation |
who shall, either directly or Indirectly,
use or employ trading stamps in tho
transaction of their business, shall bo
Hablo to an annual license tax of ono
thousand dollars ($1,000), tho samo to bo
assessed and collected In tho mode pre?
scribed by chapter 13 of Richmond clty
2. Any person, firm or corporation
using trading stamps, either directly or
Indirectly, lh connection with their bus?
iness, In violation of the foregoing sec?
tion, shall bo liable to a lino of not less
than $?0 nor more than $100. each day's
continuance In the use of such status,
without having procured such license, to
be a separate offense.
3. This ordinance shall bo In force from
WEDDED IN QOOCHLAND
Miss Mary Alice Holland and Mr. Robt.
M. Beattie Made One.
Miss Mary Alice Holland and Mr. Rob?
ert McAllister Beattio were married yes?
terday at high noon at Dover Baptist
Church, Goochland county. Tho cere?
mony was performed by Bo v. Martin
Johnson, assisted by Rev. A. D. Douth
Tho bride was attired In white ctepo
de chine over taffeta and wore a picture
hat. She carried white chrysanthemums.
The maid of honor. Miss Bessie Archer
Holland, sister of the bride, wore pink ,
India silk and carried maidenhair fern.
The bridesmaids were attired in organ?
dy gowns over white taffeta, nnd carried |
pink chrysanthemums. Thoy were Misses <
listello Walfoid. Aline Steinlein nnd D'lz- j
zie Seay Morris, of Richmond; ;
?Strange. of IColutnbla; [-Lather no
Otey Hancock, of Trovllllan's; All.o
and Douiso Sounders. of Sabot;
Aurora and Hattle Ellis, of Vlnlta;
Emma Evans, of Subletts.
Tho best man was Mr. H. B. Taylor and
the ushers were Messrs. Chai les W. San
ford, of Boanoko; A. Dnbney Ellis, Dogan
D. Wnlford. Winthrop D. Crenshaw and
W. G\ Taylor, Jr.. of Richmond; W.
Russell Holland, of Boscobel; George
Seay. of Hardware; George N. Sattnders,
and James Saunders, of Sabot, and J.
P. Baker. Hallsboro,
Tho church was beautifully decorated
in evergreens and pink chrysanthemums.
A largo wedding bell hung from an arch
over the altar.
A reception followed tho ceremony. For |
several day the attendants have been
guests at a house party at the homo of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
The groom is ? son of the late Dr. J.
S. Beattie. and Is a well known young ,
DR. M'FADEN CALLED
First Presbyterian Church Unanimous
in its Action.
At a congregational meeting of the
First Presbyterian Church, held Sunday
morning, the Rev. Dr. F. T. MoFaden. of
Dyiichburg, was unanimously called to
tho pulpit to succeed Dr. R. P. Kerr, who
has recently gone to Baltimore.
Dr. T. R. English, of Union Theological
Seminary, preached the sermon and after?
wards prsided over the meeting. A com?
mittee composed of elders and deacons
of the church was appointed to sign tho
call and Judgo B. R. Wellford, Mr. B.
T. Brooks and Mr. Bobert Whlttet were
appollted to prosecute tho call before the
It is generally believed here that Dr.
MoFaden will accept the call. It Is stated
that he will announce his decision to his
Dynchburg congregation next Sunday,
The congregation of tho First Presby?
terian Church, of Dynchburg, Sunday
adopted strong resolutions expressing
the earnest hope that their pastor, Dr.
W. T. McFaden, would not accept the
call tendered him by tno First Presby?
terian Church of Richmond.
ANTHRACITE COAL CO.'
Suitable for Grates, Cooking Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces.
NO SMOKE OR SOOT, BURNS ENTIRELY UP, LEAVES NO CLINKER OR CINDER.
When lighted, catches up in half the time required for Pennsylvania anthra?
cite and yet, if properly handled, will last longer than any other coal nov in use.
Requires less wood to light and less trouble to maintain.
We make the broad statement that the discovery of this particular body of
coal, from which the "Merrimac" brand is mined, places on the maltet the
finest domestic coal known. *
It seems that nature, in the preparation of this coal, has
in her own peculiar way provided all the essential elements
necessary for a perfect fuel.
Soft coal is quickly consumed, its soot and smoke fill the
air as well as the houses and make it unfit for domestic use.
Pennsylvania anthracite is hard to kindle, and requires
too much time to obtain a good fire, and a good fire must be
maintained or it will go out, leaving the grate or stove filled
Merrimac anthracite catches up quickly and ftr several
hours maintains without attention a delight/til fire. It leaves
neither clinker nor cinder, as the entire coal is cons?ned.
Pennsylvania anthracite leaves from 5 to 10 pr cent,
clinker and cinder, which means a loss of that much oal.
With Merrimac anthracite a small fire can be maitained
at all times without fear of its going out. This is not pssible
with other anthracite. ?
Its superior as a domestic fuel docs not exist.
Its use will give comfort and pleasure.
This company's 500-ton breaker will be completed about November 10th, ?nd
we ask the dealers and consumers not to stock up with other coal, as they willbe
promptly supplied with Merrimac Anthracite when the breaker is completed.
VIRGINIA ANTHRACITE COAL CO.
Principal Office, Ebel Building- = = = = = = RICHMOND, Va.
WOULD NOT HEAR
Committee Declines to Listen
to Further Criticism
There was another lively time In the
Joint meeting of the Committee on Fi?
nance and the Board of Sinking Fund
Commissioners yesterday afternoon,
whioh resulted in the declination of tho
body to hear Captain McCarthy read tho
authorities upon which he based his criti?
cism of the opinion of the City Attorney
In the matter of the proposed bond issue.
Tho City Accountant presented a plan
to the commltteo'in line with papers ha
has heretofore read, and it was ordered
The committee did not take final action
on any proposition further than to order
tho clerk to give out for publication the
opinion of the City Attorney and the City
Accountant's criticism thereon.
When Captain McCarthy'? report had
been presented, ho arose and asked the
privilege of reading tho authorities and
citations used In making up his answer
to Mr. Pollard, and this provoked a lively
debate. Captain McCarthy said If allowed
to proceed he would show that ho was
following tho best law on the subject,
either in England or tho United States,
nnd would make It so plain that a way?
faring man, though a "alyman," would
Mr. Bloomberg declared that Captain
McCarthy was a good accountant and that
ho had faith In his ability In this line,
but ho would decline to henr him gRo his
opinions on a purely legal proposition, In
criticism of that of the man employed
by tho city to write legal documents.
Major Allen took the same view, and'
after some spicy cross firing between
them and Mr. Turpln, the committee by a
majority vote declined to hear Captain
The body adjourned to meet again next
After Old Records.
Mr. C. O. Paul!In, of tho Publication
Department of the Chicago University,
Is here to examine some old records in
the State Library for an artlclo ho Is
preparing on the navies of the States
in the Revolutionary war. He has re?
cently visited other States for the same
purpose, and Is pleased with his pros?
Colonel John Murphy Is making elabo?
rate Improvements In the Interior of his
hotel lobby, and when the decorations
and renovations shall have boon com?
pleted tho place will have tho nppcar
ance of a new one.
I EXTEND a hearty and cordial welcome to all visitors to our Horse Show. Como to see us. You don't have to buy, but you may want
furniture at some futuro timo, und wo want you to get acquainted with our stock. Our stock embraces everything in Furniture and
Carpets, such as Fancy Rockers, Music Cabinets, Collarettes, Iron and Brass Beds, in all colors, Odd Bureaus, Chiffoniers and other odd
of furniture besides Chamber, Parlor and Dining Room Suites and Hall Racks ; also Carpets, Druggets, Rugs, Mattings, Linoleums, OH
, Stoves, Curtains and other things that put together make a homo beautiful.
419=21 East Broad Street, between Fourth and Fifth.
v For the accommodation of small rooms wo havo a splendid assortment of Folding
Beds, Bed Lounges, Davenport Beds, Bed Couohos and other combination furnituro at
Romomber, if you're a little short after the Llorso
Show frolic yonr credit is always good at J?rgens'.
Jforse JViow /
In Jewelry tho edict will be
in favor of those designs
which are significant of rid?
ing, driving, and the hunt.
In anticipation of this, see
our pins, brooches, etc., that
carry out this idea !
Prize cups, silver-mouuted
whips, crops, etc., will make
suitable prizes, and appro?
priate souvenirs !
I Jft the Vheatres ;;;
That popular form of entertainment, tlie
molodramn, Is again tho attraction at the
Bijou, tho play of this week having In
Its composition every element of the
highly sensation, thriiitng nnd absorb?
ing drama, to use the favorite terms de
scrlptlve of such pieces. As melodramas
Bo, the play is a good one, and the au?
dience wan not alow In recording Its opin?
ion of tho performance.
It will not do, however, to speak too
lightly of the melodrama. Those who
laugh at the enthusiasm of the "gods,"
often forget themselves and allow their
feelings to be worked up to a pitch which
they would possibly bo ashamed to ad?
mit, if their own faces did not bear the
teil-talo evidence. It Is not alone the gal?
lery that the melodrama finds Its de?
votees. The occupants of the orchestra
chalrn are equally Interested In this type
of play They may not become" as demon?
strative, but their enjoyment Is none the
"Not Guilty," tho play for Oils week. Is
simply melodrama of the most npprcvod
pattern. Its author did not tempt fate
by treading on now ground, but ratnor
chose the well-worn pnths over which |
others have found the road that led to
success. In Its construction, "Not Guilty"
resembles hundreds of others that have
gone before It. This 1b not a fault; It Is
elmply a wlso pr?caution, ne results have
The company presenting the piece is
quite up to the average, and each role
was acceptably filled. Miss Pearl Turnor,
who Is cast as Constanco Shelton, has ?
weak, piping Voice, which Is rather un?
pleasant to the ear, but a little thing like
that probably isn't sufficient cause to
worry one. The play goes on Just the
same, and It mo>ves with ? rapidity that
does not admit of the audience stopping
to make a note of any little Imperfec?
tions. The play goes, and the au?'ence
keeps neck and neck with It until the
finish, and what more could any one
wish? B. C.
Peroy Haswell, In th* Fawcett prlzo
play, "The Favour of the Queen," will
be at the Academy Saturdny, matinee
and night, Henry P. Ooddard. the crltlo
of tho Baltimore Herald, said of Its
"After seeing the performance one still
retains the Impression that the play Is
ft very remarkable effort. As for tho aot
!ng\ the highest honors go, as might be
expected, to Miss Haswell, whom the
writer is coming more and more to think
Is not only one of the most brilliant, but
one of the most versatile actresses who
has ever appeared upon tho American
The famous Ad? Behan will be at the
Aoademy next week, with Otis Bklnner
as supporting star.
At the Library.
Hon. Pembroke Petttt, of Fluvanna, and
Treasurer William M. Turner, of Roan
oke, were at the State Library yesterday.
Hon. A. C, Braxton.
Hon. A C. Braxton, of Staunton, is In
the city to have his eyes treated, and
will remain over durmg tho Horse Show.
Mr. Braxton Is not yet prepared, to make
any public announcement concerning his
probable candidacy for the United State?
Senate In 100.0.
Mr. Joseph Anderson died at 8:40 o'clook
Sunday morning at his residence. No. 424
South Laurel Street. He was In the
nrty-fourth year of his age.
Tho funeral took place at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon from the Church of
the Covenant. The Interment was mad?
Governor Montague returned yesterday
from Middlesex, where he .spont several
days In lishlng, but owing to the heavy
winds he did not have much luck. Ills
Excellency spent the day In his olllce.
Electric Committee. .
The Committeo on Electricity held a,
meeting last night and approved tho
monthly pay-roll of that department.
If you suffer from indigestion or acid
stomach drink a tumbler of Blue Ridge
Dyspepsia Water beforo meals and be?
fore retiring. It will relieve you. For
further particulars, address Phil F,
Brown, Bino Ridge, Virginia. Ref?
erence: Tho modlcal profession.
A fresh supply for sale at Thaw
and Grant's, corner Eleventh and Main.
It pays to use Tlmes-Blspatch Want
the first-prize s
431 E. Broad St.
J. E. DUNBAR, Mgr.