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lift snld In substftnc*, that Hawaii was
Ihe domliiMit strategic point of tho pa*
High Official Gives Opinion That
MacArthur is Misquoted.
(By Associated Press.)
BAN FRANCISCO, CAL., Doc. lt_.--Mit
1or-G?n6ral MacArthur, who Is quoted
In a cablegram dispatch from H?"? "'"
ac predicting n win- betweon the united
States ant) Germany, has not retmned
?6 thir. city. At army headquarters It
was stated to-day that ho was- not ex
parted back from Honolulu until about
Clirlstmis, though he may come 6W .me
Sberman, due In a few days. Uefei -
In* lo tho statement attributed to Gen?
eral MacArthur. which It appears was
transmitted to Governor Carter mby Co -
nnol Jones, ot the Hawaiian mllltln. it
ArMiul- made tho prediction attributed
to him. U Is quite possible that in con
r.rr. g with the fortifications board,
which recently met In Honolulu, he may
have incidentally referred to Ihe possi?
bility of war with some foreign power
U an argument In favor of properly t e
j-ondlng the Hawaiian Islands, which,
oh everybody knows, are very Important.
...-.teglcally. By way of illustration ho
?av have mentioned Germany as agto-v
?ng' tea. nnd commercial power, jbtit no
i.. loo experienced an officer nnd diplo?
mat to make the rash statement with
whlcn he Is credited," .
Other army officers expressed similar
views, and all ore confident that Con
rral MacArthur will make a prompt and
entirely eaUsfactory explanation.
FAILS TO APPEAR
(By Associated Press.)
?WASHINGTON. D. C. December 10.
Nothlng of au official character concern?
ing the repo-tt-d movement of Colombian
troops upon tin Isthmus has been re?
ceived at the Slate Department since the
reports that came yesterday from Ven?
ezuelan ports, Indicating that such a
movement wa. on foot, nor hns the min?
ister from Panama any Informa.tlon on
this point I _ . ?
Cablegrams received here to-day by
General RaUcl Keyes, the Colombian
minister, and by Dr. Herran, the Colom?
bian secretary oi IcgaUon, are pacific in
tenor, and the officials of tho Colombian
legation are Inclined to believe that the
Colombian people are obeying the final In?
structions of General Royes, their com
mander-ln-ch'.<-f. who, before leaving his
country, iss-ied an order that no hostile
move was to bt made against the United
States or Pa.naJ.ia pending the completion
of his mission. _
?The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com?
pany will send out on January loth.
$210,000 in dividends on its' preferred
The decision to declare the usual divi?
dend of two per cent, quarterly was
reaohed on Wednesday, and Is gratifying
news to the hundreds of Virginia people
who hold this character of Chemical
rtock. t will come- In finely?this quarter
of a million dollars just after Christmas,
and will help wonderfully In putting
courage and nerve into those whom tlio
holiday sen .on ban separated from thelr
cash. Many young men here own pre?
ferred Chemical and the action of tho
Hoard of Directors ot" the company means
n good deal to thorn.
It means a great deal nio're to the com?
pany, Its stock went up yesterday, com?
mon ?! 1-2 points, preferred 2 points. The
common closed on Wednesday at 211-2.
and preferred. SO. Stock brokers and in?
vestors, generally, watched the black?
boards here with groat interest yesterday
and noted with extreme satisfaction tho
gradual rccoveroy of what may bo call?
ed "the pet stock" ot the Richmond mar?
New Tork was hIbo interested. A tclo
gram came from a big brokerage house
early yesterday asking about the dividend,
when declared and whon payable.
The Chemical Company has .12,000,000
preferred, and $26,000,900 common.
Something like $2,800,000 will be paid out
in dividends in '-fantittry, checks for the
greater portion of which will bo sent out
FATAL WRECK ON
PAN HANDLE FLYER
(By Associated Pross.)
BTEUBENVIU-E. OHIO. Dee. P..?Kif.
teen Injured and one dead Is tho result
of the wrecking of eastbound Pan Han?
dle Flyer No.. 14 at New Cumberland
Junction, Steubenvllle, this evening. Tho
wreck was caused by an open defectlvo
(-witch. The. flyer plunged across a con?
necting track to tho wcstbeiund track and
crashed into a freight engine. Both en?
gines were wrecked. The second mall
car telescoped Ihe combination smoker
and baggage. The injured were in this
e-ar. Only iho front end of iho forward
mall car was smashed, Tlio dead man
?atd the Injured wero brought to Steu?
benvllle Hospital. Tho dead man Is
Frank L. t.azalle, an oil stock sales,
man, who lived at Indianapolis, He was
caught when the mall cur telescoped,
and Instantly killed.
Doctors Choose Officers.
The Church Hill Medical Socle.tv held a
regular mooting last nish'., the feature
of which wus the. election of officers for
the noxi term. Those Chosen wero; Or.
William H. Parker, president; Dr. A. U,
Deftwic.h, first vie.-president; Dr. B. h,
Talaferro, second v.co.presldentj Dr. J.
P. William.-, secretary: Pr, E. a. Barks.
dale, treasurer. Dr. Ramon D. O n'Oln
was made eralrman of tho Exc.u \\a
Committee, which Is composed of Drs.
Garcia, Bt. Julian Oppontllmer, C. W.
Massle, and tlie president and secretary
of the society.
The subject under discussion List night
wcib tho "Ungual tonsil," with Dr. ivuyk
.Special 10 lio TiniM.y|i]>i)tci?.)
C0MOKN, VA., December lu.-Miss Inez
Carpenter, of thin county, and Mr, Eu?
gene Ilancoc... of Charles county. Md.,
were married yesterday evening at tho
Methodist pa -"i;age, near King George
Courthouse. Re\. C, E. Hobday, of the
M. E. Church, South, performed tlie cer
?mony. Miss Carpenter Is a protty bru?
nette of slxle >n mmmers, and in a daugh?
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John H, Carpenter,
of this coumy.
W?ya .Kt-niember the __uU .
axative Rronio Qui
' BBHRS'S I'OK Ot-OTMBS." OPEN TILL V V. M.
Everything hero to dress up
We know that tlYe best grade
ol Boys-Clothing Is appreciated
i.t__-e In Richmond, and wo are
showing a large variety in these high qualities.
Suits, Overcoats and Reefers as high as $10.00.
Also School Suits and Play Suits, for hard wear, at
prices as low as $2.00.
Boys1 Holiday Goods. /
Novel designs In Sweaters and Bath Robes; Foot-Ball bulls,
Neckwear, Gloves, Tuxedo Suits, &o.
A man does not know "all
the comforts of home" unless
he has a House Jacket?per?
haps he never will .know
unless YOU give him one:
..$2 50 to $20.00.
Tho largest display of Bath Bobos
hnct Dressing Gowns, possibly, oyer
Bhown hoi-o. A very Borvloettblo and
attractive robo as low as-S8.0O--luxu?
rious gowns at $15.00 ami (20.00.
Our sterols teeming with tho best
nnd most npproc.lmod P!?sent? you
could buy any man. 1311 t, that rea?
sonable? You know ft man novcr
forgets how to appreciate a thing ol
practical use. 1
O. H. BERRY & CO.,
Main and 11th Streets.
TWO VICTIMS OF
THE DEADLY GAS
Mr. John L. Breckenridge Dead
in His Bed at Seaboard Cafe.
Mr. Parker Unconscious.
Tho remains of Mr. John lii Brecken?
ridge, who was found dead in his room in
tho Seaboard Cafo, No; H10 oast Main
Street, Wednesday afternoon, wore sent
to Raleigh. N. C yesterday morning
for Interment. i
It Is a notahle fact that two well known
men in the same day, were found In their
rooms, tho ono unconscious and tho other
dead, from breathing illuminating gas/
Mr. Breckenridge had been dead some
hours when a servant entered hla room
at the Seaboard Cafo Wednesday after?
noon. Dr. W. H. Taylor, the city coronor,
examined the body, learned the circum?
stances' of the death as well as possible,
nnd came to the inovltablo conclusion that
death was accidental. Mr. Heeke. the
proprietor of tho cafe, tol-1 Dr. Taylor
thut tho last tlmo Mr. Breckenridgo was
known to be seen wus Monday afternoon,
when he paid his mon for the week. He
must have gono to his room that evening
to emoi-BC no moro until the body had
been put in tho burial casket.
Recently Mr. Breckenridge has been
connected with a liartlwaro storo of this
city. He had spent muoli of his life In
North Carolina, however, and his childron
aro living thero now; a daughter, Mrs,
Robert Bradley, of Raleigh, and Mr. Mil?
ton Brockenrldge, connected with a bank
Deceased was highly esteemed by those
who knew him, and hla untimely death
excites much sorrow among them.
Mr. 3. A. Parker, of Stephen.-? City Vn.,
who was found unconscious at the Pow?
hatan has gotten all right, Ho had a nar?
row and very remarkable escape, ns ho
was breathing tho gas from bedtime Tues?
day night until about 3 o'clock the fol?
WOULD-BE BANK ROBBER
CAUGHT IN WESTERN STYLE
(By Asso.uited Press.)
NEW YORK, Dee. 10.?After having
-ltK-mptod to rob tho First National
Hank of _-Iobol.cn In broad daylight In
true Western style, Frank Stone, a youth
of nineteen, whose homo is In Youngs,
town, Ohio, sprang Into tho Hudson
River lo-dav when followed by a grout
crowd and" would havo mado his es?
cape had "not a tug boat man thrown a
lasso about his neck and hauled him in.
DEATHS OF THE DAY.
Hal T. Lewis.
(Bv Associated Press.)
GRl.l-iNSliORO, GA? Dec. 10.?Hal. T,
Lewis, prominent throughout the State,
and formerly associate Justice of the
Georgia Supreme Court, died to-day, aged
flfty-slx. As a delegate to tho Chicago
Democratic Convention In JSOii, rw nomi?
nated Bryan for tho presidency.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON. Dec. 10.-A dispatch to a
news agency from Monte Carlo an
pounces the death there to-day of Baron
Arthur c|0 Rothschild.
(By Associated Press,)
BTRATFORD, CONN., Doc. 10.?Rear
Admli-ul Bancroft (ilierartll (retirod) illod
at his residence here to-day. Admiral
Ohcrnrtll had been sei'ioiiBly ill since last
Monday of nephritis, following a long
Illness from diabetes. He hail lived hero
Bine, his retirement from active service
THE SEABOARD PARTY
ON RETURN TRIP
?By Aii-.cluted IVes..)
ATLANTA, CIA., Dec. 10. ?President
John Kl-elton Williams, of the Seaboard
Air Line, accompanied by General Mana
iter J. M, B?rr and Jamea A. Blair, of
New York, one of the directors of the
road, arrived lien- late till, evening, and
Will leave Cor Washington ami New York
ut noon to-morrnw concluding their tour
ol Inspection of the properties uf Hi.
President Williams, In an extended In?
terview this evening, took occ.-.slon to re?
peat lilt denial of several rumors current
regarding the control of tho road by
other Interests than those tbav have been
In control. He said:
"The earnings for the past month have
increased at the rato of about f3,000 a
day over tho same month last year. The
financial condition of tho road to-day Is
J stronger than It has ever l_e,?n."
ON THE RUN
House Committee Reports Bill
With an Amend?
The House Commltteo on Finance yes?
terday afternoon reported tho social .club
bill, practically its It passed tho Senaie,
except that an amendment was adopted
at tho suggestion of Hon. S. D. Kolloy.
of this city, ' requiring all social clubs do?
ing business In wet districts to glvo bonds
for $2,500 each in trust companies for tho
faithful observance of the laws;
Tho hill .will be reported to tho House,
and glvon' Its first reading to-day, und
will likely pass early next week, Another
amendment was offered, but was rejected,
the effect of whoso passage would havo
been to break up all manner of Sundny
selling by clubs everywhere. Messrs. Rico,'
Jennings and Bowman voted for tlio
amondmont, and It would likely have been
adopted, except for the fear on tho part
of some that It would havo diminished
the prospects of the passage of tho bill.
The present status of the bill as amend?
ed by tho Hou.o committee Is to fix tlio
maximum tax on social clubs at $350 to
require those In wot districts to glvo bond
for $2,1500 for tho faithful observance uf
the law: To ropoal all charters granted
slnco April 10th, 1903 in Mann bill, d.s
pnnsary or local option districts, and to
require all thoso hereafter chartered to
say whether or not thoy desire to handle
llnuor, and If so to obtain certificates
from circuit Judges to tho effect that It
Is In keeping with sound public policy tl!?t
they should bo allowed to do so.
The effect of tho law will be to prac?
tically elimlnato what aro known ns
"(nice" clubs and lo protect tho bona
fldo ones, such as'tho Westmoreland and
Commonwealth, which aro organized for
no ulterior purpose, and whoso .solo ob?
ject Is to promote good fellowship and.
social Intercourse among Its members.
The bill will likely pnss tho House, as
tho body seems moved with a deslro to
rid the State of what is characterized as
tlio promiscuous salo of liquor In dis?
tricts -whore it Is tho clear intention of the
law that It should not be sold.
YOUNG WENTZ HAS
NOT BEEN FOUND
Emphatic Denials of .Stories
Sent Out From
iSpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BIG STONE, GAP, VA., Dec. IO.-TI10
story which has been going tho rounds
for the past week to tho effect that Ted
Went;* had been found in the mountains
near Finney's aiding, Va., in demented
condition, Is uttorly false, and without
foundation. The WenU. family aro as
much at sea to-duy as to the whereabouts
of tho young millionaire Is, as they were
on the day ho so mysteriously disappear?
ed, October Hth,
HIS FATHER SAYS NO.
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Dec. 10.-Dr.
J, 8. Wentz, fatliur of E. L. Went*,, said
to-day that ho had no knowledge of the
reported rescue of his son from bandits,
ns published In tho morning papers. Dr,
-.Vonlz characterized tho rumors that
havo from time to time been published
slnco tho disappearance of his son as tho
work of some "crack-brained fellow In
Bristol, Tenn "
"I wish," said Dr. Wontz, "that the
liovvspapers would refrain from publish?
es theso reports. They aro very annoy?
ing and disturbing to my family, I know
nothing more than I did on October 15tli,
und It I hear anything definite, I will
I give It to tho pi-oes."
LOOK FOR HIM IN Cl'NClNNATl,
CINCINNATI, OHIO, Dec. 10.?It has
been rumored horo that Edward L.
I Wenla, son of tlip Philadelphia million
i aire, who was kidnapped several months
ago, Is in a Cincinnati hospital rccov
i lug from a wound received In a battle
1 between the kidnappers anil officers two
! weeks ago near Bristol, Tenn. Inquiry
at the different hospitals lu this city
fulled to show the presence of WenU
nt nny of the Institutions,
Every sanitarium und hotel In this city
has been searched In vain to-day for
Edward L. Wentss. Nowspaper men wero
!n waiting for every train from tho
Houth until 10 A. M., whon It was evident
t hat Wer.tz had not been brought from
Bristol, Tenn., to Cincinnati, and it was
generally believed that the story about
Went a Biarting fo?- Cincinnati was un
All Manchester Attends the Fes?
tivities at Home of Super?
SOCIAL SESSION OF VETERANS
Second Pleasant Occasion , b-f
Joseph E. Johnston Camp.
Council Meets To-night.'
Manchester Bureau TImos-Dlspatch, I
No. 1102 Hull Street, 'J
All Manchester .wns present during yes?
terday of tho house .warming of Supoiin
tondent Allerf, of Maury Cemotery.
A most dollghttul ovoitlng was spent,
and tho party wns a gay and lively one.
With characteristic hospitality. Mr. and
Mrs, Allen throw open their now houso
to their frlonds, and during 3 and 5 In
tho afternoon, many called to present
their complimonts. At night the atten?
dance was very large. The ontlre City
Council was received, nnd all tho othur
city omolals wero Invited. Tho Occa?
sion was a most pleasant ono In till re?
THINGS VERY QUIET,
Tho unusual state of quietude that pre?
vails In tho city Is a cause for comment.
Tho robberies In Richmond aroused some
apprehension among tho police, but up to
this time all Is peaceful on mis sl'de. The
approach of Christmas Is evident In all
pa'rts of tho business section of the city,
but the holiday spirit Is brooding no dis?
order. Chief Lipscomb remarked upon
this fact last night, and said'ho was
much grateful at tho excellent record tli*
city Is keeping.
Tho second social session of tho Jo?
seph E. Johnston Camp, Confederate Vet?
erans, was held last night The attend?
ance was largo, and a most delightful
evening was spent. Supper was served by
O. E. Ray, the Manchester caterer.
Several speeches wero delivered during
the evening, i
The Common Counc.'. will moot to-night.
This will bo tho !_st meoting under the
new apportionment. The new laws go Into
effect on January 1st.
A public mooting In the Interest of tho
Modem Puritans will be held to-night in
the Odd-Fellows' Hail at Eighth and Hull
Streets. Mr. J. A. Naugham, supreme
secretary of tho ordor, will made an ad?
THE SOCIAL WHIRL.
Miss Alice Smith, of Manchester, nnd
Mr. Frank A. Davis, of Richmond, were
married Inst night at the home of tho
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J, - XV.
Smith, No. 1721 Bainbrldge Street. Tlio
ceremony was followed by a reception,
nftcr which the couple loft for a North?
ern tour. Mr, and Mrs. Davis will re?
side In Richmond.
A dance will be given during the holl
dnvs at the Dr..wry.mans.lon by Mr. and
Mrs. Charles,E. Friend.and Mrs. W. F.
Winnie. Tho'>Ianphestor Gorman Club
will give a .german. during Cliristmas
week, and thero are also several dances
scheduled at tho McRae mansion.
An cnjoyablo reception was tendered
Tuesday afternoon by Miss Moody, presi?
dent of tho Young Ladles', Aid Society of
the Bnlnbrldgo Street Baptist Church, to
thA members of tho society.
A delightful programme has just been
announced for tho concert to be given
next Tuesday night at the Bainbrldge
PERSON AD AND BRIEF.
During the Allen reception last night
somebody nccld,.ntally traded hats with
Mr. J. T. Morrlssott,'who Is anxious to
receiver his property, The hat had his
Initials on the band.
A silver tea will be given to-night by
tho Young Ladies" Aid Society of the
Meade Memorial Church, An attractive
memorial programme will bo rendered.
An oyster suppor was given In the Ma?
sonic Tomplo last night for the benefit
of Stockton Street Church. The members
of the Manchester Royal Arch Chapter
attended tho feast In a body.
A sociable will be given In the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Welslgor to-night
for the benefit of Meado Memorial
Church. The members and the public are
National Republican Committee.
t'ssajj ptnaioossv -<n)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec, 10.-AU is
In readiness tor the meeting to-morrow
of tho National Republican Committee,
which in addition to other business,
?which may como beforo it, Is to decide
the llmo and plnco for holding the next
National Republican .Convention. Prac?
tically all tho members aro now here.
Independent Tobacco, Manufac?
turers Arc Not
SOME FAVOR COUPON SCHEME
Have Tried it and Find it is a
Good Trade Getter? Rich
(Special to ahe Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, December 10.~
Tho Independent Tobacco Manufacturers
Assocl'atlou of (ho United States con?
vened hero to-day. and threo sessions
wore held. T'lc body Is meeting at the
New Wlllnrd. About thirty of tne eighty
firms In tho association havo delegates
here, . . ., '?-_
Tho two sessions hold during the day
were bolilml closed doors. It Is learned
that thov woie not very harmonious, it
appenrs that the Independents are not so
nearly united this year as thoy woro last
In favor of legislation prohibiting the
giving away cf coupons or other things of
value with tobacco manufactured In any
form. It Is understood that many -of
the wealthier of the- independent manu?
facturers have adopted tho practice or
giving coupo is with their goods, and It Is
going to bo u hard matter to Induce them
to favor a law prohibiting the practice.
THEY LIKE COUPONS.
It Is snld that Bloeh Brothors. manufac?
turers of Mall Pouch smoking tobacco.
LoulavfllP, have found coupons so helpful
as a tradc-gOvtcr that they are bitterly
opposed to giving thorn up,
Representative Tawney. of Minnesota,
will appear Leforo tho convention to?
morrow lu behalf of the bill which was
Introduced by Mr. Otjen, of that State,
last year, prohibiting the uso of cou?
pons. It is mosl likely that it will bo In?
troduced again this year, but It looks now
as though it would not havo tho unani?
mous support of the Association of Inde?
pendent Dei.era, i
Thoro was a session of the convention
held to-night, at which independent cigar
dealers of New York were heard In be?
half of their request that the Indepenu
ent manufacturers give them all the as
ristanco pos3-ble. The convention will ad?
journ to-morrow afternoon or night.
Tho following Richmond manufacturers
are attending thr convention: John Land
street, president of the convention; Mr,
Osterloh, of tne firm of Haplln and New
comb, is treasurer and acting secretary
in tho absence of that official; William
Cameron, of the Arm of Cameron and
Cameron, and possibly one or two others.
Mr. J. J. Maveuse, of tho HaBkor-Mar
cuso Compa.iy, Is ono of the tag and box
men who are here.
Representatives of several of those
companies, ns well as dealers In tin foil,
appeared beforo the convention to-day.
It is expected that the convention will
endorse the Otjen bill, but from all that
can bo leurnod tho endorsement will not
THE CHARGE OF ROBBERY
FOLLOWED A FIGHT
Tom Fox, allaa Tom Davis, and Rich?
ard Tunstall were arrested at mldn gin
last night ot Eighteenth and Franklin
by Officers. Werner-and Vest. Tho two
men wero fighting and their arrest de
velSpcd the charge h-galnst. FQ*.of steal?
ing a $125 watch, a |lo shotgun a-nd flO.BO
"money from Mr. R, Farrandml. by
whom he was employed, In Hanover coun
A BALTIMORE BANK
The Clearing House Association
Agrees to Advance Funds
to Tide it Over.
(Br Associated Press.)
BALTIMORE, MD., Decomher 10.?Tho
membership of the Baltimore Clearing
House Asso.u-tlon late this afternoon
agreed to advance any necessary funds
In the shave ol certificates to tide over
the financial all airs of the Commercial
and Farmers' National Bank, of this
city, a member of tho Clearing Houso
Association. Bank Examiner W. A. Ma?
son is in charge of the bank as a rep?
resentative Of the Clearing House Asso?
ciation, and tin resignation of Lawrence
B. Kemp, president of the bank, has been
tendered. , .. .
Inability to realize upon paper held by
Iho bank Is believed to bo the cause of
tho temporary embarrassment of tho in?
stitution. _??__'_ ._
Tho last statement, sumittcd to tho
Comptroller of the Currency on Septem?
ber flth, showed assets of J2,ll-I,l5o0.611 with
liabilities (secured) of a similar amount.
The bank will open for business to-mor?
Fourqurean, Temple O Co.
A Christmas Purse
From Our Handsome Leather Goods Exhibit
Will delight any lady as a present.and be a pleasure
every day for a year to come.
Newest leathers, newest shapings, newest color?
ings are here. 1VJore quality for less money than
you ever paid before,
Automobile and Wrist Bags, black or colors, 59c to $ ,00
Boston Shopping Bags, in American and real seal, 83.25 to *b.
Combination Card Cases and Pocket Books, black or colors, in
every sort of stylish leather, plain or mounted, 50o to $7.
Card Cusoa for lady or gentleman, all stylos, $1.00 to $3.50.
IJanoy Opera tod Beaded Bags, very new, *>3.25 to $12.00. .
For Lady or Gentleman.
As rich an assortment as Richmond holds, as
durable in quality as reasonable in price, High
novelty handles, in sterling silver, gun-metal burned,
ivory gold, pearl and polished ivory, They are
strikingly elegant and are very worthy of your best
attention. , ._ ...
Those that admit of it?we engrave gratis I
Prices, $2,73 to $15.00 each.
Fourqtirean, Temple ??2:
4S9 EMt Brofcd end Annex.
WE ARE OFFERING
This Week on Some New and Second-Hfcnd
Which you can't afford to miss if you are looking
for Genuine Bargains in Reliable, Well-Known
Pianos a^s low as glSQ (guaranteed).
Chase-Hackley Piano Co.
603 East Broad Street.
TWO ACRES OF FAIR
Stephen Putney Shoe Company
Buys Extensive Lot to Erect
Tlio Stcrplien Putney Shoe Company
has purchased more than two acres of
Uio old Fair Grounds properly for tlio
eroctlon tlio-con ol their great ware
This' land fronts on Broad Street for
three hundred reel, and lien In the south?
east corner of the extensive plat used
for years as tho State Fair Grounds. It
litis u depth of bill eight Inches leas than
three huilclrod feet, bens almost a perfect
square. The pneo was not mated.
Negotiations for the purchase of the
property by the Putney Company were
conducted by Messrs. McVeigh and Gllnn.
real estate agents. The deal was closed
yesterday and the deed of sale put on
record. As already stated, tho Putney Co.
-will erect very large warehouses on this
property, with tho ultfrhato Intention of
ahandonlng their warehouse In Manches?
ter. The entire tract-of land Is for sale,
and will very probably be used for ware?
houses. Messrs. McVolgh and Gllnn have
at -.resent pVospect of the sulo of several
othqr lots as warehouse sites.
In the rcpoit In The Tlmes-Dlspatch ot
yesterday ot tho colloquy In the House
on Wednesday between McHsrs.-l_ea.io, of
Goochland-, and Allen, of Botetourt,- over
tho former's election bill. It was not clear?
ly brought -ut that .when Mr. Alion said
that If Mr, Leako meant to say that M
(Allen) was opposed to pure elections, tl)c
statement wis "unqualifiedly false," thai
Mr, Leako not only denied that hs had
used the la igaage, but stated that It
was unparliamentary and offensive to
him. und should , be retracted, or he
would hold Mi. Allen personally respon?
sible- _ .. ... ,
In discussing the necessity for tlie Wal?
ton law, Mr. Leake Intended to say that
If thero had been fraud committed In
tho black belt (not In Goochland) It had
been dono In the Interest ot whlto su?
premacy. , ?''?_, . -
The matter was at once amicably ad?
Retail Clerks Elect Officers.
At the regular meeting or Local No.
152 Retail Clerks' International Protec?
tive Association, held last night at Pick?
ett Camp Mall, the following olllcera
wore duly o'reted for the ensuing term:
President; h. C. Perkins. ?? ?
First vice-president, Horace, Wright.
Second vice-president, Lewis Jacob,
Ffnanclal secretary, IT. C. Sheppard.
Recording and corresponding secretary,
n. W. Short.
Treasurer. L. C. WhoatfleW.
Guide, W. J. Wood.
Guardian, W. J. Griggs,
Trustees, Sol. Oppenhclmer. John O.
Harris, I. W. J. Farrar.
Druids Grand Ball.
Tre general committee'of the Druids of
Richmond met ut Davidson's Han 1 st
night after the mooting or Liberal Gio.e.
No. _. All arrangements nro progreMlng
nlcelv for t!*Q Brand bill to bo hold at
Bolvldet-o Hall Decemhor 28th. This ha.l
Is for the aid of the fund how being iai.i.l
bv the Druids of Richmond for the oniOTr
talnmcnt of the Grand O ovs; of the
United States v.-hen It assembles heie.
BERRY'S THE PLACE
TO GET PRESENTS
A Countless Array of Handsome
Things Now in the Big
In Its wonderful supply of. everything
that carries comfort and delight to man.
kind, young and old, 0. IT. Berry's groat
store at Eleventh and Main Is, nt this
particular poriod, o. sort of Mecca- for
mothers, wives mid sweothoartB In search
of tho Christians present that will warm
the masculine heart.
A hasty trip through tho building yes*
terdny nnd n few moments spent In ob?
servation "??ere a source of wonder und
delight to the writer. There Is no .and to
tho supply, and the nuin who Is tumid
loose in the placn is u satisfied unliuril,
He can stand In ono spot nnd wllh a
glance around aee everything ho will
?wed in a lifetime, fimull wonder, then,
that the womenfolk now studying the
problem of suitable Christmas presents
tor tho men should come to this head?
quarters, where the aro sure to gut what
thoy want. Tho surroundings aro dollght.
jut, anil the attentions of a corps of
courteous clerks Is grateful to tho visitor.
On tho second floor Is a sort of novelty
In the way of comfort, A spaco has been
reserved and thero aro tables and choirs.,
Here the ladles may sit and have the
wares spread beforo thoiii.
As for (ho stock Itself, It Is without
limit. Any so>-t of gift for a man may bo
secured, Two or three floors nro filled
with all that Is bes\ In .handsomo cloth?
ing. There aro specialties of more than
ordinary attractiveness-scarfs, bath?
robes, smoking Jackots. house conta,
handkerchiefs, gloves, fitted' bags, ?>???
brullas, slippers, fitted suit cases, golf
jackets, rfadafy bags, suspenders, tie pins,
elefivfl links,.tie. patches., watch fobs, ah rt
otuds, caneet neckwea^ hunting cwte.
Of all power producing engines that In?
ventive genius and mechanical skill havo
Deen enabled to produce, thcio nre nono
(hat so nearly reach the acme of human
lrgenulty and perfection us tho Interna?
tional Kerosene Engines tor almost every
purpose where power Is required.
These engines are the moBt simple of
construction, have fewer parts, less com
nlicnted .ind produce more power for
inelr -l*o than any other engine ever
Thcv need less attention, aro less liable
to eel out of order and cheaper to run
tt.nn any other engine ever put upon the
une of those engines now running a
plant In Buckingham county. Va.. at un
expense of 30a per day, causing no trou
oio or delay. Addrc?3,
G. horatiq mm,
211 E. Broad St., Riohmond, Va,
You can't be hanpv if you are burning
poor Coal. The Coal we sell is not a
worry producer. It is a worry saver.
Wo handle rill kinds of Anthracite. Stove.
Egg. Nut and broken Splint. Lump. Firs
Creek Lump, New River Lump and Steam
Why not try a load of our Domestic
Conk for cooking stoves . It will aavs
We handle all kinds of Oak and Pins
Wood, long and sawed; In any length
to suit-any stove. Give ua a call and
'Phone 1006i 1710 East Broad Street.
L J. Hayden
Is ono of thu Greatest Healers of tho Sick oa
l.urlh, Cures all u teases or no Cha.ce. I cu.e
all dlfiuascH thai are kiiuwn to tho human rao*
or no charge; no matter what y-ur disea-., _iok
noss. or uiillciion may be. und restore you to
'orfoct health. I cure tho following <H*M?t
Henri Dissus., Consumption, Blood, i'ldnojr,
jjlvsr. VilHcM.-r, Piles in any form, Vetilgo,
Quinsy. Sore Threat, l.upgs, Dr?p psia in-dg ??
lion, Constipation, Rheumatism n any form.
! ?, and & of any kind. QriVgA[WW?
Trouble!., SLires. Skill Diseases, fill li>K.So>*
I ?ttt|3l.i. Ui OrlpiK-. or Pneumonia. Ulcois, Csr
? r'or %"f^*?pe,??
r"nillies <?n inoo and body; Diabetes of .CM*'*
ir ?ghfs Disease pf the Klaneye I '_}}*.&_
I . w, no matter of what nature. "???-?
ion. lo any -.durca by express nf?rc.'"_;'...'"i
ELEVENTH AND CLAY STRUTS.
OPEN 10 A. M. TO B P. W
FREE ON SATURDAYS.
riding boots, tuxedo suits, full dress
suits The prices rango from bottom to
tor* There Is a special department for
children, and the supply of hoy s; suits
la' il|lmltabl-a. Thoro uro also al tho lata
novelties in the way of sweaters, box
S) college i-aps, foot-hull suits, paja
moa, and ho on. ? , .
?Ono of the most attractive depai-tmenU
In the entire iuilftbUalinient Is the base?
ment, whore iho traveler will find hla
chief delight. Trunk", satchels, grips,
'suit cases, etc.. etc., nro hero In great
suit ousob, etc, ate, are hore In great
nuantlty, some of thoin. marvels of con?
struction. No more handsome Hue of
? thls--Hort of sods is presantefl -by-eny.
etoro in the South,