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First Baseman Stras, of Laot
Year _ Nine, Is Chosen
r ? _P,e?_ift.. _,TlV5 Tlmoii-DlBpatoh.]
LEMNGTON, VA., Docombcr B.?Ow
Ing to tho falluro of .1. w. Anlhony,
captaln-elect of the 1010 team, tho
uiemborB of last year's Washlngton
and Lce baseball team, who aro now
ln college, met last nlght and elected
Arthur Lce Stras, of Roanoke, to cap?
tain tho 1010 'varslty. Htrns matrlcu
lated In tho college last year, comlng
to the unlverslty from Roanoke Cot
logo, whoro ho played on the baseball
team for two yeara.
Last sprlng Stras showed up atrong
for flrat base durlng tho prellminary
practice, aud held tho posltlon oasily
throughout the season, playlng at tho
Initial bag ln good form. Whlle at
Uoanoko he led tho battlng llat, but
last seaaon hls etlck work waa not so
Htrau Is, however, a good haee run
ner and fast flelder, and should show
Improvement wlth the bat this year.
Ktanding six feet four, ho has tho Ideal
bulld for u flrst basdman, throwa to
the bags well, and wllh hls experlence
and knowledge of the garne, should
make a good R-ader. Stras matrlcu
lated this September In the School of
Law, and Is a rnembcr of the Pl Kappa
For so early ln tho year, tho base?
ball outlook at Washlngton and Leo
Ib lndeed brlght. llood, captain and
Klar outilolder of the 1900 team; Stras,
Rcctenwald, who put up a great game
at backctop; Parcdes, Gwathrney, Her
rlng and Watts, aro back ln college,
whllo Waddill and Brown, v/ho played
on the 100S team, ar0 ellglblo and wlll
be llkoly candldatcs for the "varslty
In additlon to this strong bunch ol
four flelders and threo pltchors, four
of the atars of last year's team al
Flshburne School, Moran, the Ellrd
brothers nnd Smlth aro ln college. Mo?
ran and Eflrd aro known to be two ol
the best pitchers ln thla section ol
tho country, and should draw bcttet
form than nny slab artlstB ln tht
The other of tho Eflrd brothers ls s
crack catcher and fast Infielder, whll*
Smlth ls recognized as one ot tho fast
est and surest shortstopH ln the Stato
Thero ls also other promlBing materla
ot the unlverslty, which should mak<
the 1010 aggregutlon a very stronj
Manager MeDonald has almost com
pletod what ls perhaps tho best nehetl
ule Washlngton nnd Leo hftfl over hnd.
Several of tho strong Northern teams
wlll bo mot on VllBon fiold, whlle lh
addition to a Southern trlp the team
mny gu North for tt serles of games.
OFFICIAL FIGUIIES _???
<>F TWtfl AMERICAN
CHICAGO, December 5.?Tyrtis Cobb,
ol Detrolt, v,-as agaln tho beHt batter
ln tho American League. accordlng to
oillolal averageM Issued by Presldent
B. B. Johnson hero to-day, Tho hard
hlttlilg outflelder of th. champlons
hattcd better than over and onded tlio
senooii wlth the phenoinenal ilgttres of
.877. Cobb partlclpated In 100 games
and made .10 hlts. Not only was
Cobb the lendlng hltl.r, but ho out
olnssed all tho others ln baso ateallng,
wlth n lottfl of noventy-Hlx thefts to
hls credlt. Cobb and Tris Hpeaker. of
Boston, tied for the honors ln hltt.lng
homo runs, wlth unven ***ach.
Eddlu Colllns, of PhilndcIphlB, fln?
ished second both in htttlng and baso
stealliig, Colllns played in 1&3 gamo3
end mndo 198 hlts for a mark of .IHG,
and stole iilxty-sevcn buse.u. Lapp, of
Phlladelphla, and Gardner, of New
York, (InlHhed thlrd and fourth ln tho
battlng, but played ln only twer.ty
ono and twenty-two games. respec
Nnpolcon Dajole, of Cleveland, land?
ed flfth. wlth .324 for 128 games, *ind
Ham Crawford, of Detrolt, was next.
wlth .314 for 168 games. Lord and
Speaker, of Boston, and Baker, of Phll?
adelphla, wero the others to bnt more
than ,300?maklng a total ot nlho
above that coveted mark.
Owen Bush, of Detrolt, was tho best
sacrliico hitter. wlth flfty-two auc
cessful effort to hls credlt.
The Detrolt champlons led In team
hlttlng, wlth tho excellent average ot
,267, and Boston was second, with -260.
LIPE MAY SUFFER
LOSS Of HE EYE
Perry II. Lipe, who managed tho
Hichmond baseball team ln 1908 and
1909, suffered an unusual and palnful
accldent a fow days ago, whlch may
result In tho loss of an cyc. Llpe was
hunting at the tlme, noar hlB honic
In Irving, III., when he fcll in a dltch.
Tho Btub of a weed Btalk stuck square?
ly ln tlie eye. The injury ls severo
enough to compel the ballplayer,- to
rcmaln In a darkened room. a_nd an
operatlon may have to be perform_d.
Work Brlnie Itunlied.
? (Special to The Tfi_es-Dl8patch."J
LYNCHBURG, VA.. December 6.?
Wlth the concrete foundatlons prac?
tlcally completed, the lronworkera on
the cut-orr of the Southern Rallway
havo been transferrcd from the bridge
over the James Rlver to the one over
Blackwater Creek. The James Rtvor
brldge la nearly half completed, bul
the work wlll be held up bv the need
of plerB in the rlver. The Blackwatci
bridge will be completed in about a
month. It will bc 1.000 feet long and
130 above tho creek.
GOOD MA TERIAL OUT
FOR VARSITY TEAM
tSpiclal to The Times-Di*patch. 1
CHAI.LOTTESVILLE. VA.. Decernber
8.?Thn call for canuldutcs for the
Virginia iclay team brought out aevcn
tecn men, and "Pop" Lannlgan started
them off at once wlth some good, stilf
work on the gymnaslum track. The
inen as a class are showing excellent
form in the starts, but it ls stlll too
early ln the season to Judge Juat who
can keep lt up for a fast quarter.
Tho relay team ls tho prlmo factor
In tho Indoor meeta. so every elTort ls
belng made ln the cholco of tho quar
tet. After this team has been picked
there wlll stlll be enough men left
to causc a hard flght for the oth. r dls
tances, and thero ls little .doubt but
that Virginia wlll be well represented
Stanton, the fleet-footed Callfornlan,
Ib the only rnan of last year's team
who wlll certalnly run this year. Cap?
tain Thurlow has graduated ar.d Wllt
shlre dld not return to college. Don
Gocdwln la back ln tho unlverslty, but
wlll not run this winter. Thero are
somo surprlBes ln store, however, for
those Intc-rcsted ln track athletk-s, -und
lt ls expected that by the end of thla
week Lannlgan will be ablo to
make somo unercpected announcements.
Among ihe men who will make a
strong bld for places on the team are
Willlams and Caldwell. The former
waa a crack mller last year, but ln
the fall try outs showed hls ablllty In
the half and quarter by wlnnlng both
events. Caldwell ls an old timer on
. the track, but lllnesa prevented hia
j running last reason. Jones, a flrst
year man, comes from Lawrenccville
wlth a ?ep_tatlon and ought to be
! heard from.
"Larry" Martin, captaln of the track
i team, wlll not try for the relay as
provioutly stated, but wlll cbnilne him?
self entirely to the indoor hurdles.
With Charrlugton, Grant and Forsythe
to iielp him. Virginia should make a
record in thls event. Charrlngton ls
also a promlsing man in tho pole vault
and hlgh Jump. Holladay will be seen
agaln In the latter event ar.d the.e
ls also some good now materlal. The
old men ln the 100 yards and 220 aro
Burke and At-hby. The milers will
probably be picked from the cross
country team, thero belng no other
candldates at present.
I.annlgan has hls eye on some good
weight men, but they have not yet
ttarted work, As each day passes
the materlal Increases and prospects
are very bright for a wlnnlng track
team this year. The list of candl?
dates to date is as follows:
Relay team?Eager. Klng, Stanton,
Douglas. Kelly, Richardson, Cook,
Jones. Williams. Bryant, Greis, Rixey,
Todd, Barton, Grover and McCafferty.
100 and 220?Burke and Ashby.
Ono mile?Davia, Carr, Sloan, Beirne
Hurdles?Martin. Charrlngton, For
sythe. Grant and ~*olladay.
WILL BE OPENED SOON
CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.. Decernber
B.?The basketbali seaaon at the Unl?
verslty of Virginia wlll open on De?
cernber 15, wlth Jefferson School.
Coach Lannlgan declares that the ma?
terial is very promislng, ar.d quito a
number of the new men are showing
up well. The greatest need at present
la a centre to take the place of Hard?
ing, tho big Coloradlan, who dld not
return to college. Harry Spratt, Em?
ory and Henry'a star forward, has re?
ported, and nis brllllant playlng la or.u
of the features of the dally practice.
60 far no regular team has been
plcked, the men belng played ln dlf
ferent posltlons to see what they really
can do. Each day tho aquad is glven
practice in passlng, shootlng and drlb
bllng. and lt Is rapldly improvlng.
Team work ls slightlv weak, and a
particularly notlceable fault is that th_
men are lncllned to try too long shots
lnstead of passlng, with the result that
a good many of them are unsuccessful.
Lannlgan ls devoting hls attention
particularly ? to this fault, and--wlll
soon have lt eradlcated, so that a gooit
team that will know how to handle
the ball can be expected.
Manager Williams Is trylng to ar
range a garne wlth Princeton at Nor?
folk during the Chrlstmas vacatlon,
when the Tigers take thelr Southern
trlp. If this game can be added td the
schedule lt ougut to give an excellent
opportunlty to test Virginia's strengtn
and to compare her team wlth thoso
of the Northern colleges, and would
be a very lnteresi..ng game.
Al] of last year's players in college
?Captaln May, Cecll, Williams and
Ashby?have reported for duty, ono
are speeally developlng their old dash
and accuracy. The following men have
H. Spratt, V. J. Keating, G. G. Shan-,
non. W. P. Richardson, T. Towles, I.
L. Campbell, C. C. Beckwlth, E. W.
Kearns, J. S. Rixey, Jr., H. R. Dulany,
Jr.. W. N. Neff, S. S. Fife, J. Howze, Ir.,
F. N. Ferrebee, R. J. Brosman, R. E.
Wtl.on, E. Johnson, W. H. Kelly, J. R,
Wingflold. L. McD. Woolwlne, H. A.
Toulamln. C. J. Churchman and W. A.
WOOD OR COAL!
Will make heat if it is properly prepared of the quality
kind, but wood is easier to start off, cleaner to handle,
free from gas or bad odors, ashes or soot flying all over
the room if the housekeeper knows how to regulate the
damper or ventilator to the stove or range. It is as
cheap or cheaper than coal. I am the wood man, and
have been about twelve years, and I know good, sound
oak or pine blocks, or even oak slab, is the most satis
factory way for ordinary housekeepingi-butjf you want
Lump Coal or Anthnjicite, I am selling the kind that
burns and gives you ashes to take out. Try a sample
Monday, November 29th. -x ' , ;,
" -... LONG, V C
1201 WEST BROAD.
Phone Madison 1069.
Farmers in Amherst County Are
Protcsting Against Its
. .fSIiecial toThe Timefl-Dlspatch.]
AAIHEUWT, VA.. December 6.?Am?
herst County Unlon of the Farmers'
Eductitlonal and Co-operatlve Asso?
clation hold a meetlng here yesterday.
TIiIb organization Iibb qulto a large
memhershlp in tnia county, and the
meetlng was largeiy attendcd by farm?
ers from ovnry section. Tho nteetlngs
are itecret, but it Ih aald that the coun?
ty organization Is glving special atten?
tlon to tho Btthjecta of tho Dtirchasa
of fertillzer nnd tlie marketlng of to?
bacco. The members of the assocla?
tion are very much opposod to raislng
Burley tobacco, and have adopted rea
olutlons agalnst thls. Some small
patches of this grade of tobacco wero
raisod by a few Amherst farmers thls
year. Tho farmers' organization Ib
maklng an effort to prevont any moro
of lt belng raiaed next year.
Funds are belng ralsed by Rev. W: R.
McMillan, paator of the Baptist Church
at thls placo, for the purpose of hav
.Ing tho church repaircd. Cohslderable
work will bo done on the lnslde and
a vestlbule and belfry added. The im
provements contemplated wlll cost
about $700 or $800. A movement la
also on foot to have put In tho church
a memorlal wlndow to Rev. \V. C. Ty
rcc, who was for a long tlme the pas?
tor ot thls and other Baptlat churches
In tho county. Subscrlptlons for the
wlndow, whlch wlll cost about ?200,
are belng made by the frlends and ud
mlrers of Mr. Tyree In thls county
and other sectlons of the State.
The Amherst Choral Club has been
d'rgnnlzed, with a membcrshlp of about
flfty. Captain T. JT Cunningham Is
presidont of tho club and Dr. R. C.
Whltchead la musical dlrector. The
club meets In the publio school bulld?
lng in thls place onco a week. Some
timo during the year lt wlll glve a
H. L. Page, formerly of Norfolk, but
now of Amherst, haa completed a hand?
some resldence on his farm near thls
place, and cxpects to move Into It very
soon. The bulldlng is IHtcd up wlth
all modern convenlences, and ls said to
have cost about 120,000.
Charles A. Joubert, of this place,
who was called to New Orleans last
week by a telegram announclng tho
death of hls brother, Gus Joubert, of
that city, has returned home.
Enslern Shore New?.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
ONANCOCK, VA.. Decernber 5.?The
Dlxie Chapter, Unlted Daughter of the
Confederacy, met at Hotel Rroughton
this afternoon and rcorganlzcd. Tha
followlng offlcers were elected for the
cnsulnj- year; Mrs. L Puller Hall.
presldent: Mrs. Frank Fletcher, flrst
vlce-presldent: Mrs. M. L. Hutchlns,
ppcoiid vlce-presldent; Miss N. L.
Whlte, thlrd vlce-presldent; Miss M.
Loulse Trader, recordlng secretary;
Miss Hayes Mlnter, correspondlnpt sec?
retary: Mrs. Pattle Bowdoln,..chairman
of commlttee of entertalnment-^Mrs. 1?.
S. PltzKorald, reglstrar; T. C. Kelly
and E. J. Broughton. advlsory board.
Chlncoteague this week furnl?hes an
IlltiHtratlon of the old saw, "Carrylng
coal to New Castle." Seed clams weru
bought from Buzzard Bay, Mass., for
plantlng. Twenty-eight thousand were
requlred to fill a barrel, and they wero
sold at $15 per barrel.
Crushed stonc from New York Is
fcclng freighted hv vessels to Chlnco?
teague for the streets of the lsland,
The county surveyor Is engaged ln
maklng a plot of them. that tho wldcn
Captain of Virginia
HEDLEY M. BOWEN.
He wns recently choaea captain 01
the Unlverslty of Virginia footl_.il
team for 1D10. His posltlon la rlglr
end. Eowcn'g home ls In Brniuiveh, W
Vn. He spent tlve yeurs at the Episco?
pal High School before euterlng thi
fully and ln
fllpiey's Glft Ib the one and only
Cnre for Rheumatism which ls pos
Itlvely rellable, prompt and permo.
nrnt In lts effects at all Btagoa of
the dis.asc. It lfl haeked by the
strongest GUARANTEE ever at
tnclied to a Rheumatic Cnre!
YOUR MONEY BACK IF NOT
Gypsey's Uut M t-iic .....y curi
for Rheumatism yet dlscover?
ed whloh ls all-BufllcIent ln lts
actlon on the hlood and an ab
solute cure for Rheumatism ln
At all good drugglsts, or
sent, express prepald, upon re
eelpta of price, $1.00.
Addre..* Dept. B.
Leitnurton nnd Horvnrd Sts.,
30.L.U ol l,?lu. _._. ultl li CO.
Ing and Improvlng may be done wlth
The annual meetlng of the stock
hoiders of the Produce Exchange Will
be held Tuesday next at Eastvllle. Tho
business of the year up to Decernber 1,
as compared wlth that of 1908, ls as
Barrcl3 Irlsh potatoes. 532,617
Barrels sweet potatoes. 673,SSC
Pnckages cabbagea and
berrles . 209.833
The great nood of June 9 practlcally
destroyed fully 50 per cent. of the Irlsh
potatoes ln the nelghborhood of Tas
ley, Onley, Melfa, Keller and Palnter,
flvo of tho Important statlons on tho
New York, Phlladelphia and NorfolK
.Rallroad. The sweets, too, were badly
damaged, and lt is safe to say that the
two crops were cut short at leasi
300.000 barrels. The above does not
Include the ahlpments of farmers or
the purchases of prlvate dealers. The
present presldent, general managei.
secretary and treasurer and general
Inspector have no opposltlon, and wlll
State Examlner missel vlslted tho
Hlgh School here Frlday. and expressed
hls pleasure at the modern method of
teachlng, saylng that the buildlngs,
teachers and general conduct surpass
ed hls expectatlons.
lovrn Mnn tlie Speaker.
[Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
ALEXANDRIA, VA., Decernber 5.?
Alexandrla Lodge, No. 759, Benevolent
and Protecttve Order of Elka, held
lts annual memorlai servlces to-nlght
at the Opera House ln the presence
of a large crowd of members of the
order and thelr friends. An elaborate
musical and literary program waq
glven. . "1
The orator of the evening was Rep?
resentatlve C. E. Plckett. past grand
exalted ruler, of Iowa The invocatlon
waa pronounced by Rev. "W. J. Morton,
rector of Chrlst Episcopal Church.
Benedlction was pronounced by Rev. P.
P. Phllllps, rector ot St. Paul's Epis?
copal Church. The atage was beau
tlfully decorated wlth potted plants,
palms and ferns, whlle tho Elks' color
?purple?predomlnated. A largo star
in the background wlth fourteen min?
iature llghts represented the number
of departed members who have been
claimed by death slnce the exlstence of
tho lodge, February 9, 1902.
_?__.-? - -# ?? ???
Seven, LoBt by Denth.
SUFFOLK, VA., Decernber 5.?Suf
folk Lodge. No. 685. Benevolent and
Protecttve Order of Elks, had lts an?
nual memorlai exerclscs at the Acad?
emy of Music this afternoon. Tho ora
tlon was made by Arthur J. Morrls,
of Norfolk, who was introduced by
1 Robert TV. Wlthers. There were solos,
t nuartettes nnd a trio by slngers from
I Norfolk and Portsmouth. There wero
" strlklig electric effects on the stage,
"' which was draped wlth f estoons of
9 natlonal colors. Suffolk Lodge haa
lost but seven members hy death, S
LOQKS LIKE PEACE IN NATIONAL LEAGUE FAMILY
I NEW YORK, December 5.?President
! Garry Herrmann, of the Clncinnatl Club,
I has announced that he wlll be tho llrst
man up in the battlng order of the
I Natlonal League when tho real etrug
glo for'tho presidenoy of the ola or?
ganization begins. Herrmann wlll be
} ln the city thls week, seven daya
ahead of tho meeting of the league,
when the votes for presldent wlll bo
eaat. Presldent Barney Dreyfus wlll
be on hand to help out. What Presl?
dent Charley Murphy, ot tlio Chlcago
Cubs, tntends to do ho has not made
publlc. Tho leader of the oppositlon
to President Heydler has kept bo re
markably quiet of lato that close ob
servers are Inclined to belleve that by
the tlme tho league meets, op De?
cember 15, complete harmony wlll
rclgu ln all dtroctlons:
It is predleted that the banquet to
bo &lvon at tho Waldorf-Astorla by the
presldent and dlrectors of tha Cham?
pion Pittsburga on December 15 wlll
result in a lovo foast, wlth Charley
Murphy as ono of the principal Bpee-k
ers. Besldes hearing Fred Clarke,
Hana "Wngner, Hughey Jennlngs, John
McGraw and other famous baseball
llghts dellver a Cow remarks, all thoso
who attendod tho panquot of tho Chl
I oago Cubs two yoars ago and heard
Johnny Evers speak UqP.e that Murphy
wlll agaln ,lhvlte tne. Troy shoe nier
I chant to speak for tho Quba. beaten
but not by any means dlsgraced.
Why harmony is so freely predlcted
ls that Charley Murphy has ngured ln
many Hmlted round bouts ln which no
declslons were glven, and tho contest
ants shook hands at tho flnlsh. In
every such case, so far as known, lt
waa tho consensus of oplnlon that
"Chubby" Charley was the losor on
polnts. Hls record would not lead any
ono to back him ln k finish flght, Op
posed to Murphy injthe present strug
glo are men who havo _oen ln flerco
battles and won out. That ls the prin?
cipal reason why the odds aro against
tho Chlcago .nugnato at present.
ainy Ue Hurmnuy Mectluil,-..
Last fall Murphy threatened to en
Joln Johnny Kllng from playlng wJth
his independent Kansas City team
agalnst Jlmmy Callahan's Dogan
Squares ln Chlcago. Calltvhan dtirod
Murphy to carry out his threat, say
ing: "If you do t'll drop a bomb Into
organlzod baseball that wlll muko the
last war look Jlke a brldge whist
party," And Murphy didn't attempt
to Btop hls "hold-out" star from play?
lng the game.
Presldent Horaco Fogel, of the Phll?
adelphla club, has not as yet made
publio the. namea of hls backers as
owner of tho PhUUes. He protulaes to
do 30 at the league meetlng, which led
.tlie odltpr of the Phlladelphla Sporting
Llfo to romark:
"Thoi'Q now seoms no uae of golng
, off at half-oock. loslng temoor over
?00 TOEIO DEAD
Jcin Lodges Everywhcre in Pay?
ing Tribute to Depart
Slmultaneously wlth 1,500 other
odges neattcre'd In every part of the
world whero tho American llag fllcs,
Richmond Lodge, No. 40, Benevolent
ind Protoctlvo Order of Elks, held in
tho Academy of Music yesterday af?
ternoon its annual lodge ot sorrow?
i memorlal to members of tho ordor
who dled during tho yenr. Afl tho roll
was called thero wero eight who dld
not rcepond to thelr names?John
Stamper, John Murphy, Jr., Edmond
H. Allen, Charlas A. Roae, T. L. Cor.i
ley, W. F. Seymour, W. B. Pattlo and
Charles II. Langford.
Tho addrcas of tho day was mado
by John A. Lamb, on "Prlnciplos ot
Our Order," whlch Included also, a
touclilng tribute not only to thoso who
had passed away during the year but
to all who had dled slnce the founda
tlon of tho order in thls city.
Order Follow* Flng.
Mr. Lnmb Bpoko of tho Elks as an
order founded on American soil and
limited to American terrltory, havlng
followed the llag. from the East to tho
far polnt of American conqucst. Tho
order was started wlth flftoen mon,
and yesterday there gathered at dlf?
ferent polnts of the Unlted States and
her possesslons more than 350,000 men
to glve tho slgn of sorrow over the
graves of thelr brothers who havo
been burled in tho four corners of tho
earth. "Thero ls no armor," ho Bald,
"agalnst doatli. Death laya its icy
hand on kings. Thls year lt has laid
its heavy hand on the Richmond
Discuaslng tho prlnciplos of tho
ordor, ho said that lt was not in any
Kcnso a rellgloua organization, but that
it dld have as lts foundation thoso
taught as the hlghest princlple3 of
rellglon?charlty, Justice, brotherly
love and fidellty,
Tho program upened with an over
ture. "Credo," from St. Theresa; La
Hache, by the Academy orchestra. and
a prayer by Rev. J. J. Gravatt, D. D.
Then followed the impressivo opening
ceromonies, over whlch Exalted Rulor
It, W. Splllman preslded, during which
?'The Roll of Our Honored l_ead" slnce
tlie laat memorlal was called.
. Muslcnl Program.
Mrs. John A. Murphy aang, "Open
the Gates of tho Temple" and "Jesus
Lover of Mv Soul," and Henry C. Rue
ger. "All's Well" and "Calvary." Mrs.
Murphy and Mr. Rueger sang tho duet,
"I Feel Thy Angel Splrit."
After tho closlnf? excrcles, In which
the offlcers and all Elks in the audl
enco stood wlth bowed heads, the Bene
dictlon was pronounced by Dr. Gravatt.
As ls usual on thls solemn occasion,
tho Academy was filled wlth peoplo,
many of whom were not members of
the order or connectea wi _ lt.
The memorlal wa3 in charge of tho
following commlttee. /Frank W. Cun?
ningham, Max P. Lindner, Thomas G
Leath, Charles I, McKee and all ?_loc
tlve members of the lodge.
Thuiikfiglvlug German nt V. V. I.
rSnecial to Tho Timcs-Dlnpatch.1
BLACKSBURG, VA.. December 5.?
Tlie German Club of tho Virginia Poly
technlc Instltute gavo lts annual
Thanksglvlng dance ln German Club
Hall Friday evening. Dan Hoge Spln
dle, of Chrlstlansburs:. led the figures,
danclng wlth Mlss Vlrglnla Vawter,
of Blacksburg. and the chaperona In?
cluded the women of the college facul
ty and others of the communlty Invlted
by tho club to aet ln thls capaelty.
Music was furnlshed by tho instltute
orchestra, and a course supper was
served in the dining hall at mldnlght.
Young women were present from all
parts of Vlrglnla as well as othor
States. and tho affair was one of the
prettlest ever given by tho club. For
the flrst tlme on a publio occa_lon the
cadets wore the dress coats prescrlbdd
by the board of visitors at a me.etlng
last summer, when lt was declded to
change the style of unlform.
Some of those danclng were: Mlss
Leona Vawter. Blacksburg, and H. H.
Hutchinson: Mlss Luclle Cassell, Rad
ford, and W. J. Lepfort: Mlss Ellzabeth
' Ewart. Bedford City, and Professor
j Abbot; Mlss Kathleen Cassell, Rad
ford, and J. D. Cova; Miss Loulse Ho~o.
Blacksburg, and W. P. Moncure; Mlss
Bessle Eilett. Chrlstlansburfr, and
Ralph Mldyette; Miss Ellen Douglas
Waidrop, Norfolk, and T. B. Hutche
son; Miss Evelyn Shirey, Bluefield, and
J. E. Vawter: Mlss Rosalio Stockard,
Columbus. Miss., and W. C. Rathejle.
Mlss Vlrglnla Patton, Blacksburg. and
W. B. Davls; Miss Ellzabeth Hatrston.
Roanoke. and R. E. Saunders: Mlsa
Carrle Austin, Roanoko, and E. Hodg
sorff Mlss Rose Rosrers, Roanoke, ahd
L V. Sutton; Mlss Trout, Atlanta. Ga.,
E. A. Williams; Mlss Vlrglnla O'Hara.
Roanoke, and J. B. Sklnner; Mlss
Katherlne Coxe. Roanoke. and H. B.
Hawklns; Mlss Besslo Austin, Roanoke,
nnd G. YV. Hurt: Miss Helen Ma--ov.
Culpeper and M. H. Jeffrles; Miaa Sho
walter, Pennsyivanla, and Dr. B. C.
Moomaw; Miss Mary Ewnrt, Bedford
City, and Mr. Shires; Mlss Mamle Jen?
nlngs, Roanoke, and W, S. Graveloy:
Mlss Mary Henderson, Blacksburg, and
K. C. Clemmer.
TSpecial to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.']
POCAHONTAS, VA., December 5.?At
the Baptist parsonage hero yesterday
Rev. P. W. Rlekman marrled Mlsa
Rubv Danlels, of Arkansas, and L. J,
Foster, of Kentucky.
tho matter or refuslng to accept Pres?
ldent Fogel's declaratlona at thelr face
value, for the present at least, because
everything witl come out ln tho wash
at the Natlonal League meetlng wlthln
two weeks. That organmation ls le
gally tho sole judgo of the ciuallflca
tlons of lts members, and no one can
enter. lt unless acceptable to a ma?
jority of the club owners. Under the
condltions thore will necessarily hava
to bo a clear showdown whon Presl?
dent Fogei presents hls credentlals as
the delegate of the Phlladelphia club
at tha forthcoining Natlonal League
liifietlng. nnd then Phlladelphlnns wlll
leurn as much as they aro entltlad to
Know concornlng the owneralilp of the
Barney Droyfuss ls skoptlcat regard
lng Fogel's "ownershlp" of tho rhtl
lles. Regardlng tho posslblllty of tho
Piratea juinplug to tho American
Leaguo, he said:
"Thoy have had me in tho American
League a number of tlmes, byt we aro
stlll In the Natlonal, and may contlnue
after some of iho others aro out, I
donU want to mentlon any names, but
lf unybody wlshes to wager a bet I'll
maka ray bet that Horace Fogel ls not
even called preHident of tho Phlladel?
phia club one yt.ar from to-day."
UreyfiMH aud Uriiult Nol f'lniimltteil.
. Beyona ijaylng that hu la not pledg.d
to vote against Heydlor. Preaident John
T. Brush, of tho New York club, ts non
aommlttal on tho uueatlou ot tho uveal
All of the now famous Sun-Cured Leaf Tobacco known
to the world is grown ln a fow countles near to Richmond.
Every pound of it is sold in Richmond", and the Richmond
manufacturers get the cream of the crop from year to
year?what outside factorles get ls slmply the''leavings.''
Hence, the best SUN-CURED CHEWING TOBACCO
is MADE IN RICHMOND?indeed, it may be,said that
none is genuine that is not
Made in Richmond
THE BRAND KNOWN AS
Is the BEST Sun-Cured Chewing Tobacco made in Rich?
Therefore GRAPE is the hest Old Vir?
ginia Sun-Cured Chew in the World.
Some people are sometimes fooled by spurious brands
of sun-cured, so called; but no sensible chewer can
always be fooled into trying a thlng that an Impecunioua
dealer may try to pass off upon him as "just as good as
Grape." No alleged "sun-cured" can possibly be "just
as good as Grape."
Be Sure You Get the Real
Made in Richmond by
R.A.PATTERSQI. TOBACCO COMPANY
REMEMBER: The name Patterson on Tobacco stands
TR1BUTES HE PI
10 DEAD BROTHERS
Elks Meet and Hold Mcmorial
Services for Those Who
[Special toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.].
WILMINOTON, N. C, Decernber 5.?
In common wlth hundreds ot sister
lodges throughout the Unlted States,
tho Wllmlngton Lodge ot the Benovo
lent and Protectlve Order of Elks held
lts memorlai servlces here this after?
noon. It was a beautiful event and
was of most eluborate nature. Tho
lrnpresslvo scene was ln tho Academy
of Music, which had been lavlshly
decorated for the occaslon, and where
a largo concourse of peoplo gathered.
The musle was espeolally beautiful, and
tho electrlcal effects, showing tha pass
ing of tho dlfferent brothers, were
strlklng and beautiful.
The Wllmlngton Elks, together wlth
a number of vlsltlng brothere, assom
bled at thelr temple and marched In
a body to the Academy, and then the
ceremonles were opened' by Exalted
Ruler Louls Goodman, followlng a flno
oclectlon by a large orchestra and a
hymn by the entlre assemblago, led by
a quartet composed of Miss Lucy Mc
Intosh, Mrs. James D. Smlth. Herbert
IC Holden and I_. J. Beversen, wlth
A. H. Yopp as accompunlst. Miss Mc
Intosh later rendered a beautiful so
Followlng the lodge ceremonles
Colonel Wllllam F. Robertson lntro
duced the orator of the occaslon.
Georgo C. Cabell. Jr., of Norfolk, Va..
who dellvered an attractive address.
Other lodge ceremonles and muslo fol?
lowed, and tho servlce ended wlth a
benedlctlon pronounced by the vener?
able chaplaln of tho lodge, Rev. James
Carmlchael, D. D.
Whlle hero Mr. Cabell ls belng roy
ally entertalned at the hospltablo home
of Colonel Wllllam F. Robertson, _t
nickmond Man the Orator.
fSpeclal to The Tlmoa-Dlapatoh.]
FREDERICK3BURG, VA., Decernber
5.?The annual memorlai servlces of
Frederlcksburg Lodge. No. S75, Benev?
olent and Protectlve Order of Elks,
took placo ln the Opera House here
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The mem?
bers of tho lodgo gathered at the homo
at 2 o'clock ajjd marched ln a body
to the Opera House. The audience that
gathered to wltness the exerclses
taxed tho Opera House to Its full
capacity. The exerclses oonslsted of
calllng the roll of deceased brothers:
vocal solo. "The Vacant Chalr," Mrs.
J. B. Proctor; openlng ode, by the
lodge; prayer, by tho chaplaln, Dr. J
dency of tho league.
Presldent Charley Ebbets. ot tho
Brookiyn club, has been heard from on
the subject. In a recent dlspatch ho
"Tho election of tho president of tho
National League ls tlie most Important
baseball organization to-day, atfeotlng
not only tho good old National League,
but also organlzed baseball through?
out tho country, for tho reason that lt
carries wlth lt a seat on tho Natlonal
Commlsslon, tho hlghest ttJhunal ln
proressional baseball. For tlie very
Important poat tlio Brookiyn club wlll
cast its vote, infhienced by none bo
yong tho atockholdera, for tho moat
avallnhlo man. who, ln our Judgment,
has tho greutest ablllty, Is flvrn. fair.
fearlesa, unblased and utiprejudlced."
Mluor ?engnea Wnt-Uftll.
That the American Association and
Eastcrn Leugue mai.nateB, as well ns
thoso of tlio Northweslern Leaguo, al-o
watchlug developmenta wlth a great
doal of lnterest ls not donlod. lu splto
of tho doclaratlon that all tulk of tho
American- Assoclation Invadlng Na?
tlonal League or Atnorlotin League tor
rltory la "rot," George Tobeau, owner
of the Loulsvlllo club, ls busy ln Cht
cugo erooting stands on a sito pur
chased last summer for buseball pur
posos by 0. H. llavenor, owner of tho
Mllwat.koo club, and others of tho
American Assoclation outtlt.
It ia platuiod to havo tho park used
bv eeml-prbfoseloii-V clubs, probably
F. Thompson;' slnglng, "Sleep Thelr
Last Sleep," by male quartet, composed
of E. A. Solan. L. Woodlng,' W. T.;
Smlth. A. Woodlng. The addresa of
tho occaslon, a general eulogy, waa
dellvered by Hon. S. L. Kelly, a prom?
lnent membor of Richmond Lodge, No,
?15, of Elks. After the address a
chorus. "Pralse Me, the Father," wa?
sung by the gatherlng. A eulogy on.
the departed brothers wus dellyered
by Rev. H. H. Barber. pastor of Trln
Ity Episcopal Church. After tlie ad?
dress there wero other musical pum
bers and the closlng ceremonles. wlth
benedlctlon by Rev. Mr. Barber.
Servlces at Briatol.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.3
BRISTOL, VA., Decernber B.?Ap
proximately 1,500 people thronged the
Harmcllng Thoatro here this afternodn
on the occaslon of the annual lodge ot
sorrow by the Brlstol Elks' Lodge, No.
232. The stage and audltorlum. were
claborately dccorated, tho lntermlng
llng of flowers and olectrlo effects be?
lng a strlklng feature. The thlrtcen
departed members wero represented by
crescent of whlte, hearing as many
purple stars, the centre of each belng
lllumlnatcd by an lncandescent light.
These llghts flashed up and explred
with the calllng of the roll of absent
The address was dellvered by Judge
Walter R. Staples, ot the Corporatlon
Court of Roanoke. Special music waa
rendered by tho Brlstol orchestra \ .nd
two quartets, whlle a solo waa suug
by Mrs. Wllbur Sevler.
Dr. Nathanlel T. Dulaney, of th?
Brlstol Lodge, was the orator of a slm- ;
ilar occaslon at Nashville.
HELD AT LYNCHBOTIGJ
[Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] :
LYNCHBURG, VA., Decernber 5.?Tho
annual memorlai exerclses of tha
Lynchburg Lodge of Elks were held
this afternoon at tho Academy of Mu?
sic, the theatre belng filled wlth mem?
bers and friends of the order, as well
as friends of the twenty-seven de?
ceased members of the lodge.
Fred Harper, a local attorney-at-law,
was the orator of the occaslon. and
the exerclses were under the dlrec?
tlon of H. L. Shaner. tho exalted
Somo of the best musical talent, In?
cluding the Academy of Music Or.
chestra, assisted ln the music.
Kervloc* at Wlnchesteif.
rSpectal to Tha Times-Dlapatch.]
WINCHESTER, VA.. Decernber 5.?
Asslstant Attorney-General Wllllam M.
Hargest, of Harrlsburg. Pa., made tha
princlpal address at the annual me?
morlai servlce of Winchester Lodge,
No. SG7, of Elks. tn the Clty Hall Audl- .
torlum. this afternoon. The eulogy
wus made by Commonwealth's Attor?
ney Herbert S. Larrlck. of Winchester.
A soprano solo wus sung by Miss Vir?
ginia Faulkner Fuller.
Get Thlrd Contract.
LYNCHBURG, VA., Decernber 5.?.'?
Scott Brothers. of Lynchburg, hav?,
seoured u thlrd contract on a barge
canal near Saratoga, N. Y., tho joh
amountlng to $151,000. Tho three con
tracts aggregato Sl.000,000. '.-,;
ronted by the owners, untll the'tlrn*
arrlves for an Invaslon, if such a thing
From Cleveland comes the reoort
that a syndicate in that city has been
offered an"American Assoclation fran
chlse, and that tho parties are closlng
_ deal for a park. lt ls the announced
Intentlon of the American Association
men to secure parks ln other cltles,.
Meroly "nnchors to wlndward," they
At its recent meeting in Memphls ths
Natlonal Assoclation of Mlnor Loaguea
refused to place the Northwestern
Leaguo tn Class A. This, comblncd
with the action of the Paclilc Coast
League ln refuslng to perntlt the Port
land club of the Northwestern to>
operato ln that city another yetir. has
caused mueh talk of aeeesston frotn
IRD3 C. WHIT'S
THE R AYS IN KING C ASEY
EDWARR3 C. WHIT'S
CHAW.ES D.CKENS'B MASTBRPIECI.