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EAIl 10 AGREE
In Conference Ten Hours! and
Norfolk Situation Remains
V1AY DECIDE ON EIGHT CLUBS
Another Meeting "Will Bc Held
To-Day in Uopcs of Coming
iiv oos MAi.nnnT.
ispc 1..1 to The Timea-Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Va.. December 2U.?It took
Messrs. Consolvo, Choshlre and Oor
iiian. ropresentlnK tho Norfolk base?
ball corporation, und Messrs, Bradley
nnd Williams, ono representitig thp
Rlchmond baaeball club, and the other
the Vlrglnla I.eaguo, Just ten hours to
doslde that thoy would do nothing in
regard io the Norfolk situation. '
i-',>!ks, there ivas nothlng: doing.
Then la n.o need to mlnce matters.
lk ls as far from hrcomlng a
if -I..* Virginia League under pres
.ndltions. as it ov.-r was lu-forr
reat conference of December 29
.\ number of suggestlons were of?
fered, bul aside from hol.ling two ses?
sions. ono l.eginning at 1 o'clock. nnd
the other at s iu th.- evenlng, after
nn Intermlsslon for dinncr, or supper.
depondlng entirely upon tho condition
<>[ the purses of those prosent. and
talklng a great deal, nothing was dono.
II. was Iho most vapld, lnconso
1 moetlng that has ovor been
Another moetlng ls schcduled
morrow?whlch will be to-day
hls ia read?nl n o'clook. But
tlicrc is a different spirit mani
roni tliat manlfested at tiu* pre
tlng, the reply will bc the
'.: ;- ?!
Conaolvo Mnkea SnggcRtlonn.
Tl ? flay began well enough. Charles
i .i ..ivo. ii-prosfiitltm Uio Norfolk In
terests, appear .; before the assembled
mi gnatei und offered ono or two sug-j
gestions fnr a reliei >-r the situation. |
First, he iVanted an elght-club clrcult,
addlng Newport N.-ws ..mi PortSmouth I
i" the league, Thon. ln addltion to '?
the eight-club affair, he wanted a
guarantee from each of the club^ of
$223 for a series of threo games. Tn
addltion, he wanted an o.|iiitai>le sched?
ule, whlch. according to lils interpreta
lioii of the word oquitnble, would mean
Just a.s many Mat ur.lay games in Nor?
folk ar. were playi-d ln Rlchmond.
h appeared at nn? iirao as lf the
elght-club proposition would prevail,
Indeed, it ia not certain even now thut
it wlll not ultlmately prevail. But the
$225 guarantee is an lmpossihillty, as
nelther Presldent Williams nor Owner
Bradley will ngree to any such prop?
osition. holding that it ls an Itnposition
in smaller towns.
The real anlmus behlnd the wholo
situation seems to be that Norfolk
feela that Richmond ls getting tho best
>>r lt in every regard. Consolvo says
that Norfolk Is Just as good a town
at Richmond, an.l wlll draw as much
money. Iie points out ln ihe meeting
that in nine games played in 1909 Nor?
folk drow moro monoy on Saturdays
Represeiita ?^0.000 Investment.
Ln addltion Consolvo stated that tho
Interesta of the Norfolk Baseball Club
ic-presented an investment of nearly
$20,000, Of this sum $13,000 ls salil
to have been lost during the past two
Beasons. Naturally, there are somo
who dlffer from this statement of the
, -.. Among those are President Wil?
liams and Owner Bradley. But that 1
Isn't aU. Consolvo says that wlthout
Portsmouth ln tho league, he wlll
conslder no proposition to come buck
into the fold.
lt looks to an observant wrjter, af?
ter witnessing and hearing the va
rious arguments of the several men
interested. that the Virfttnla League Is
elther doomed to ahipwreck, or else
Norfolk is coming back Into the fold
under just the same conditions as
exlsted last year. Nelther Bradley nor
williams are inclined to agree to what
aro regarded by theso two as unrea*
fconable rt-quests. The matter of sched?
ule is looked upon as a just grlevance.
An Increase of the guarantee is Ilko
wlse possible. But tho acquisition of
Portsmouth, otherwlse than by buying
a franchlso ln the league, or by in
creaslng the league to eight towns, ls
frowned down by both Bradlev and
lt sets one abuzzlng to llsten to tho
several claims made by the ivarrlng
factlons. One says that the circult
ls bad. Another ddclares that the
schedule is wrong. Stlll another says
that tho larger towns cannot llve with
* bigger guarantee. Bpt behlnd lt all
remains the statement made by Otto
Wells that he made n.ioney with the
Norfolk club uijuer. justrthe same con?
ditions that now "c.Nlst. Mo relterated
Could llnvo Suicd.
Winn Clarke. who is certain to man*
cge Norfolk next year in the event tliat
the present state of affalrs is adjusted,
told me to-day that the clith lost $1,200
last year, and that StiOO of this could
have boen saved had tho management
Bgreed to the sale of a player who
. was wanted by another team hlgher up.
Winn also said that unless thero had
been a hltch in the arrangernents, tho
football game botween V. P. i. and
North Carolina A. and JVI. could havo
ht-on pulled off at thc League Park.
whieh would have more than put tho
club even. Thls statement was made
in the presence of Secretary Barney, I
of the Norfolk Club, and was corro
borated by him.
Tho question of the salary pald by
the Norfolk Club per month for ball '
players was also brought up. and it
was declared emphatlcally that the
salary llmlt had never oxceoded Ji.-iOO I
a month. though it was admlttcd that I
for two months, at tho boglnnlng of '
the season. Norfolk had thirty-two
players on thc pay roll.
Ant'tber Solutlon Offered,
It is well to add right hero thal an- ?
other solutlon of tlie problem offered !
b.v Consolvo, was that tbe guarantee .
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because every part of it is built of thc best
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You can't get away from the fnct
thut Norfolk has a splendid ball purk.
probably thc best in thc State. II
certalnly cost rnonoy, but hardly looks
like $6,000, the price at whieh it ia
held by the Norfolk owners.
1'at Barry, who ls well known
throughout Virginla as a football ofll- ,
Clal, i.s at thc head of a syndicate
whlch is willing to pay $fl,."00 for the
N'orfolk hall park and franchise ln
thu Virginia League, This wus turned
down. but hc was told to-day to mako
a counter offer. Consolvo also said that
he was perfectly willing to sell, or to
let the Virginla League come into Nor?
folk with u ball team, but added that
ln- was unwllling to send any more
good monev after bad. Clty Collector
Qorman, who ls also part owner of the j
hall club, acquicaced ln thls opinion.
Juat aa the meeting was over?11
o'clocrk?Owner Bradley stated that
there would probably be somethlng do?
ing to-morrow. What tliat something
is remains to bo seen, llowover, after i
eonsldorable Investigation, It look* as
lf an attempt wil',1 be made to purehaso
h. franchise in the Virginia Loague for
Portsmouth. Portsmouth, that is, the
men who are sald to have put up
money for the Portsmouth team, is
unwllling to pay for a franchise, but
It is generally believed here thut some
means will be found to get the money,
nven if somo of tho other magnatesi
have to put it up.
The reason advanced by the Ports
mouth men for not belng wllllng to |
pay a price for a franchise is that they j
will be put to the expense of building j
ind oquipping a park. Portsmouth has ?
no part at the prosent tlme. Another
-idclight on tho present situation, so
fnr as Portsmouth Is concerned. was
ihe admlsalon made !n tho meeting
that Portsmouth drew no crowd from
N'orfolk to the games, and that Nor?
folk drew no crowds from Portsmouth.
"They are scared to jro over," was the
way 'Clarke expressed It.
Lciigue \<>t tn ('ood Shape.
Tailklng ln all seriousness, the Vir?
ginia League ls not in Just as good
shape as previous reports have Indi
catod. While both sides eafcered thc
meetlng wlth the avowed purpose of
maklng eoncesslons when it camo to
t showdoivn, there were no conces
siims made. Each side felt that right
waa, with it, and under those conditions
no undersumding could be reached.
I do know that President Williams
ls sure that lu- oan arrange to get a
club in Norfolk. but tho question then
urises ns to whether such a team
would ho profltable, in view of the
ooposltion it would en-render from
the ownera who would be ousted. It
is lndeed a pretty kettlo of lish. If
Williams makts good under present
conditions he should havo a llfe job.
As for yours truly, ho ls up ln tho
alr. Thero may bo a settlement to
morrow, but in view of what happened
nt the meeting to-day there is little
reaaon for hope.
Consolvo ls stlll holdlng to his ship,
rogardless of its leaky condition, and
truth to tell, there appears little like
llhood that many will como forward
to help save tho craft from tho shoals
for whlch it now appears to be head
ed. Hopo is not lost. however, and it
may he that an ancborage will at last
The meetlng to be held Thuraday
morning will decide it all. Look out
for squalls, but don't be surprlsed If
tiie breaklng sun discloses everything
poaceful und ln s:ood workinpr order.
sUranger things have happened.
Another Stmnhlliig Block.
President Williams inslsts that if
there is to be un elght-club league.
then each club in tho league must de?
posit a sum of money suffielent to
guarantee thnt tlio people asking for
franchise rights will carry the club
through the season. Thls is another
Ktumbling block, but, regardless ot
everything that can be said. tlie men
here nre serious. and they -wlll exert
overy power to see the Virginia Leaguo
sontlnue, and continue satisfactorv to
CAME MARKED BV ROrC.HNESS.
u iithlns-tmi nml Lee Defeated by Asheville
Asheyllle, N. C, December 1'9.?The Ashe
vlllo athletlc basketball tenm turned the
tables on Washington and Lee to-nlght, de
r- u ii ni,- tlu- university team by n score ol
11 to 11. The same wns marked by unusual
luuglincss, Glasgow. manager of the Wash?
ington aiul Lee team, being ordered out of
Uu- game shortly after the call of plny ln
the Hrst half. One of tho features of the
ffttme was the brllliant goal throwing of
l.iplnskl. of tlie Asheville team, who throw
jeven goals from the fleld.
TBAVIS MAKES LOW SOOKE.
Win., <>,i ,i,ii, ,i,,,i, Trophy in Holiday Tour
ii.iiin-ai .ii l-iiii-lnii-l.
Plnohurat. N. i'.. December -.'D.?Walter J.
Trayia, ol Garden Clty, won the quallllcntlon
trophy in ihe seventh annual hollday-woek
gol' tournamant here to-day with a low
score uf BS. lils nciircst compctltor was
Robert l.:. Hunter, Intercollegiate c-hamptmi
nf the Midlothian country Chib, who
tlie found wlth u score ol" 77.
Plyim to Meet O'Kelly.
Syracuso, N. V., December ^9.?
"Porky" ITlynn, of Boston, hns been
BUbslituted for Al Kubluk, of PJtts
biirg, as the opponent for <"on. O'Kelly
in this clty, January 17. Carl Morrls,
ihe Oklahoma "hope," was offered a
match here wlth. O'Kelly, but retused
it, snyiim Im can get |12;000 purses in
Oklahoma, but he mado no offer for
O'Kelly to go there. Tommy ltyan
says they are all afraid of his man,
both -Miles McLeod and Carl Morrls
now liaving drelimid to moet hlm.
DELTA J'SI inATERMTT
1IOI.DS AXXCA1. M'EETIXli
Wlth a riinner at the Jefferson Hotel last
nl-rht Uie annual meetlng of ihe pelia Pst
ridternlly elided. Al a buslne?M sesslon hehl
>l rda> ttfteruobn ln the Majonlc Temple
< ". - for tha ensulng term were elected,
while .New York waa MMceled us tho next
me. i.i.k plae.
Besldei two buslness sesshms yesterday
the members present alto found liim tu en
|oy a luncheon ut thn Wostmoraland nuii
imi ii reception al tlie:home ot 0. itumioipli
'urii-i- and Jeter Uartei weoa married I
tn.'? home bern on Wednesday at
ii i' M, bj He Rov. John Harrls, n(
in.i Mrs, Carter k-it on Thursday fop
uae. where thoy will muJiu ihelr I
lioiuo, > 1
Improved Showing Due to Bet?
ter Track Conditions at
Jacksonville, Fla., December 29.?
Form players rotrlovd somo of their
lossea of tho past several days when
four favorltes and a weli-played sec?
ond cholco camo home ln front, tholr
Improved showlng being duo to better
track cohdlfons. The best race of tho
day, a handlcap, at a mllo, went to
Ragman, who spreadeagled hls Held,
leading by a wide tnargln from start
to nnlsh, Carlton G. Kot tho place, slx
lengths back, whllo Sandrlan took the
Binall end of tho purso. Summarles;
I-'Irst race?selling, $100. two-year
olds, tive and one-half furlongs?Real
Gem (7 to 2), Ilrst: Avlator (S to 5),
second; I'm Thoro (5 to 1*. thlrd. Tlmo,
Beeond race?purse. 4100, two-year
olds, selling, flve and one-half fur?
longs?Mlnta (2 to 1), lirst; fetartlor
(4 to 1), second; Fort Carroll (3 to 1),
third. Time, 1:08 3-!*!.
Thlrd race?two-year-olds. slx fur?
longs?Edda (9 to 5), flrst; Red Wlne
(4 to 1), second; Moncrief (7 to 10),
thlrd. Time, 1:13 1-5.
Fourth race?purso, $600, selling,
handlcap, threo-year-olds and up,
mile?Ragman (7 to 2). flrst; Carlton
G. (2 to 1). second; Sandrlan (1 to 4).
thlrd. Tlme, 1:30 3-5.
Flfth race?selling. all agos. six fur?
longs?Eye Whlto (3 to 1). lirst; Marle
Hyde (6 to 1), second; Nlght Mlst (1
to 1). thlrd. Tlme, 1:13 2-5.
S'xth race?selling, three-year-olds
and up, mlle and a slxteenth?Ten
Paces (15 to 1), ilrst; Heart Pangs (4
to li. second: Don Dlaz (S to 5), thlrd.
Tlme, 1:40 2-5.
Academy of Mnsfe?Dark.
IIIJou?"The Joy Rlders.*'
It takes lots of people to mako a
world. Which profound observation ls
ollclted by the amazlng fact that two
falrly good houses yesterday apparent?
ly enjoyed the performanco of Al. II.
Wilson ln one of hls never-dvlng
Motr.es?this tlme "Met;- in Ireland."
Ile sings, talks, and walks bohind tho
footllghts, therefore he ls a star.
I can't see hlm wlth a telescope, but
some people llko hlm: ho iraws falrly
good houses, and nothing moro is re
qulred. XV. D. q,
'?The Flrln-r Line."
The attraction at the Academy on
Saturday, matlnee and night. wlll be
"Tho Flrlng Line," a psychologlcal
play by Richard Walton Tullv, from
the famous novel by Robert W. Cham
bers. A. G. Dolamater, under whose
direction "Tho Firlng Lino" wlll bo
produeed, has selected a company of
unusual morit, and wlll furnish a
splendld scenlc equipment.
"In n Pernlmi Gnrden."
Tho appearance of Mme. TAzn IbOh
mann, supportod by her European
Quartet, at the Jefferson Auditorium
noxt Thursday night, January 5, wlll
be a muslcal event of lnterest, in that
Mme. Lehman's own composltlon, "In
a Persian Garden," wlll be presented
as the chief feature of an exceedlngly
The concert is under the auspices of
tho Wednesday Club.
PLEADS KOR PURE ATHLETICS.
President (.r i. ,\. A. Polnt-- Out Good
thnt Would Aecrue to Katlon.
N'ew Vork, Docember 20.?"if we suc?
ceed in f-llmlnatlng the win at any cost
ldoa on our college athletlc ? flelds, the
clvlc life of this country will benefit
cnormously, slnce over 60 por cont. of
thr successful men ln business and pro
fesslons are collego graduates," said
Captaln Palmer E. Plerce. United
States Army. presldont of the Inter
collogiate Athletlc Assoclatlon at lts
fittli annual meeting at tho Hotel
Astor to-day. Captaln Plerce mado a
strong plea for purity in unlverslty
nthletlcs, pointlng out the great good
that would aecrue to the natlon, both
physlcally and morallyj if the youth of
tho land cbiild all bo inducod to tako
part in manly games ln a ra tlonal
manner, romemberlng "it was better
to loso falrly than win unfairly."
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Castle Hill Pack Give Good
Sport?Enjoyable Hunt Break?
fast at "Happy Creek."
[Special to The WmeB-Dlspatch,]
Gordonsville, Va., Decoinln-r 23.?An
enjoyable hunt and breakfast was
glven at "Happy Creek" Farm by Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Potts or, -.Vednesday,
whon the Chrlstmaa meet of Castlo
Hlll hounds took place.
Ilold met tho master at
noi.*- nt 2:45 o'cloclj. Fron
rldera roaded to "Logan," tlie
James H, Wlood. Tho hounds, tiulckly
lindliig thoro, ran across the tartn, lead?
ing the field ovor soveral dltches and
as many stirt fences, on to James
Downer's place to the Ilrst check. Thoy
wero agaln thrown ln on M
farm, whoro somo high t
encounterod. Thoy then r
U'alkor's farm, on to Wlm
Tho hounds wero cast for tho last
run at "Maple Spring," running from
thoro to "Lower Sprlngll'-Ms." Tho
courso then turned and led through
"Springiields" back to "Maple Spring,"
linisbliig at "Happy Creek." The paco
was vory fast, conslderln-^ the heavy
golng and the working of tho hounds
was unusually good.
Thc plnk coats of tho lirlers mado
Mls of vivld color agalnst tho snow
covered flelds and the ureen plne
woods, nnd tho picturo resembled an
old sporting prlnt.
Thoso who rode were Mrs. Allen
Potts, M. F. ll., on Wlllow Klng, Joe
Lalrd, flrst whlp, on Rc-cklands; Sandy,
second whlp, on Essex; Allen Potts, of
Richmond, on Prlnco Roval; Mr. Fel
lows and Dr. O'Brien, of Keswick; W.
Beach Lawrence, on Bonnli- I3ollo; XV.
XV. Osborne, on Border Lnnd; llerndon
Cowherd, on Castaway; Mr. Ewing, of
Phlladelphla, on Pretty .Mald; Mr.
Brook, of Phlladelphla, on Blackblrd;
Mr. Morris. on Lady Ann
herd, on Black Boy; J
Plll; Miss Martha Gra\
Beauty; Stovon Harris,
Mr. Hamm, owner of a splendld prlvato
pack near Barboursville.
Thoso who watohed the hunt from
oarringes were Mr and Mrs. Robert
Crawford and Mrs. Follows. of Kes?
wick; Mrs. XV, XV. Osborne. J. F. VV.
Ituflln, Mrs. Flemlng Brlsco, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Bakor. Mrs. Georgo Mun
day, the Mlsses Munday, George Mun
day, Jr., of Barboursville; Mrs. G. L.
Cowherd. Charles Camper, of Orange*
Miss Susie Holiday, of Spotsvlvanla;
Miss Addio Cowherd, Captaln P. P Bar
bour. Ben McElroy.
Other guests at tho breakfast wero
Mr. and Mrs. X. A. LInney, Miss Jen
1110 Barbour, Mr. and Mrs. Sam XV. Mc
Elroy, Miss McElroy. Miss McCl-dland,
of Plttsburg; Mrs. M. D. Cowherd. M.
D. Cowherd, Jr., Mrs. Bessle Lee Mor?
ris. Mrs. J. F. XV. Ruffln. Mrs. VirKinia
Osborne and Dr. Henrv Yeaser of
.Sornerset; Captain Barbour, Mr and
Mrs. Morris, Mrs. franfson, the Mlsses
; t. Cow
[Special to The Tlmes-Dispatch.]
Charlottesvillo. Va., December -'9?
Kemper Winsborough Yancev of Har?
rlsonburg. has been elected held coach
of thc Virginia- football team for next
year. Action was taken at a meetlng
of the advlsory boanj of thc General
Athletlc Assoclatlon of the university,
and the cholco glves very genoral
Yancey played three years on the
Virginia team. havlng made the varslty
ln hls freshman year. In the fall of
1909 he was chosen captaln of the
orange and Blue team, to succeed Sam
AV. Honakor, of Piano, Tex., who failed
to return to college at the openlng
of that session because of an operatlon
for appendlcitls. Under hls leadership
the team of 190!) developed Into one of
the most formldablo that ever repre?
sented the University of Virginia on
the grldlron. Viotorles were scorod
over the Navy and Goorgetown, the
season coming to a sudden end on
Georgetown Field when Archer Chris?
tian recelved an injury whlch resulted
in his death. Tho Blue and Gray
eleven was defeated by the one-sided
score of 21 to 0. The backfleld trio that
year was espoclally strong, conslsting
of Captain Yancey, full back, and Stan
ton and Christian, half backs. At tho
close of tho football season Yancey
was plcked by several sporting writ?
ers as captain of the All-South At?
lantlc football team. He was one of
tho greatest line plungers avo'r at the
Durlng the past fall-Yancey coached
the football team of Hampdon-Sidney
College, and turned out a team whlch
rankod as the very best that ever rep?
resented that lnstltution. His wards
gave the Ran-Y>li-*!-*-M-y!on College
eleven a close raco for tho champlon
shlp of the Eastern divlslon of tho
Before coming to tho Unlvorslty of
Vjrglnla, Yancey played football at
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland.
where he galned. the nlckname of
"Broncho" becauso of hls speed and
strength ln tho backfleld. Ho is at
present a student in the law school,
and should carry off hls shoepskln at
the commoncement next June. He is
prominent in fraternity llfo, boing a
member of phi Kappa Sigmti, Lambda
Pi, and Phi Delta Phl, as well as the
P. K. and Tllka ribbon socleties.
SIGNS IILAMC CONTRACT.
I'liillinn.- TiiinIh l'ii--blil.-ui Drcyfii-ift
(Hlll lM PleilMCll Witli Itl-Nllll.
Plttsburg, Pa., Docember 29.?A pe?
culiar caso of contract slgning oc?
curred to-day ln tho ofllco of the Pltts?
burg Baseball Club. Charles (Deacon)
Phillippe, tho v'eteran pltcher, who has
;iust returned frd/n a huntlng trip in
Iridlana, calied to wish President
Barnoy Droyfuss a happy Now Yoar.
"llow would you like to slgn a con?
tract whllo you aro here?" asked Droy?
"Ono tlmo suits ino as well as an?
othor," replled tho Deacon.
"I wonder if you have the norve to
sig|i a^.blank contract, and allow me
to' (ill in the amount later?" asked
The Deacon reached for tho blapk,
wrote hls name on tlio last lino and
handed baok the contract to Droy?
Tho club owner filled out tho doou
mout, and lt apparently pleased the
pltcher, for he smllod when ho read
the Illlod out contract a littlo later.
KtOckMdttlo lo Miinngo Greeuwboro.
Greensboro, N. C'? ' Docombor 29.?
Announcoment. was mado to-day that
otis il. Stooksdale, "Grey' Fox," of
tho Southorn Loaguo, Imd slgned a
contract as managnr of tlm local club
of the Carolina Assoolatlon for 1911.
Stooksdale has a wide reputntion In
basciball of ihe South, both ns a player
anrl i-oacl). [Io hus been i" tho South?
orn Loaguo for a number <>r yoars,
pltchlng for Meuu'Uls, Mobllo and
JilrniJ-jBham,, . ., (
GIPSY KING WIEE
GO TO CARTHAGE
Will Bc Given Hearing on Writ
of Habeas Corpus?Fight
Not Yet Over.
[Speclnl to The TlmoH-Dlspatch.]
Wadesboro, N. C? Docembor 29.?
Tho troublcs ln tho glpsy camp, ovor
tho clalm of Kmll Mitchell, as king of
all tho glpslcs of the Unlted States,
took a new turn to-nlght whon .Judgo
XV. ,). Adams ordered tho sherlff lo
bring Mitchell and tho other arrosted
glpslos to Carthage for 6, hearing lo
morruw, on a writ of hubcus corpus.
AttorneyB for Mitchell mndo thls movo,
nml Sherlff Lowry wlll leave on tho
early mornlng traln wlth fourteen de
fendanta for Cnrthage. Attornoys for
the prosecutlon, and the members of
the prosocutlng members of tho Ste?
phen John fajtlon, wlll go to Carthago
to make tho light. Stephen -lohn ad?
ded couslderable light to the causo of
tbe trouble to-nlght, when ho brought
to tho attorncys the history of othor
alleged black hand actions of the glpsy
king ls entloavorlng to collect blood
money from members of the clans.
Tho Instanco occurred near Chlcago
somo tlme ago, lt ls said, nnd wns
alred in the I'uRco Court of that clty,
when several of the glpslcs were ar?
rosted. In that caso, tho king was
Zlatcho Dimito, tho prodecessor of
Bmtl Mitchell, and Stophen John clulms
that Mitchell ls ln fact Dimito, havlng
changed his name because of former
Tho story of tho other trouble was
slmllar to tbe occurrenccs of the last
few days. The members of thc trlbe
were tlod to trees and tortured ln order
to aecurc money, and the sum of $f>,00i)
was domandod as a ransom. The money
wns not secured, as the men who woro
belng tortured had glven lt to others
of iho band to hldo for them. Tho
king went to Chlcago and had tho mem?
bers of tho band arrosted and charged
wlth various crlmes, as revenge. Whon
the cases came up for trial tho facts
were brought out, but the roports of
the trial state that whon tho wltnesses
testllied against King Dimito nnd hia
queen, who wns mlxed up in the affair,
thal tholr "looks of anger" so stlrred
the wltticssos that they withdrow the
charges of consplracy and gavo up tho
Golng on ln hls story of tho affair,
Stephen John has documents, lt ls al?
leged, to show that ln June of thls
year tho report was glven currency
that King Dimito had left tho country,
and that then the flve chlefs of the flve
glpsy trlbes in the Unlted Statea were
called to meet in Washlngton and
elect a now king, and that thls moetlng
resultcd ln the electlon of Gmll Mitch?
ell, but that he (Stephen John) Inslsted
that the snid Bmil Mitchell was the
former king, Dimito, in disgulso, wlth
a changed name.
Further repom of the trouble at the
camp, whlch wlll be brought out to
morrow, win show that tho, battle be- i
tween the rlval clans was a terrilio
one, and that guns. swords and club3
wero used by the followers of tho
Mitchell factlon ln thelr effort to en
force the clalms of thelr chlef, Emll
It also appcars that the trouble was
premedltated. for the Mitchell clan sent
telegrams to Mitchell before he camo
to Wadesboro, and he was advlsed that
the Stephen John clan was preparlng
to leave here, and ho immedlately sent
a message, lt ls asserted, to his fol?
lowers to hold them untll he arrived,
and they dld so.
Stephen John and hls followers are
In the light to stay, and thoy clalm
that they wlll be able to prove all ol
thelr charges against Mitchell. On thc
other hand. Mitchell and hls followers
are maklng a llvely effort to secure
Mltchell's freedom, realizlng the serlous
charge that ls preferred against hlm.
WIEE JOIM HUNT
Deep Run Hounds Meet To
What is expected to be one of tho
most attractive runs of the season
has been planned for to-morrow after?
noon by the Deep Run Hunt Club. On
this occasion the Rlverside Hunt Club,
of Petersburg. will be the guest of
the local organization.
Tho Deep Run hounds will meet at
3:15 to-morrow at "Woodlawn," on
Patterson Avenue. The run ha.? been
so arranged that rlders not wlshlng
to follow tho hounds across country
for the ontlrc course may vlew the
hunt from tbo roads " practically
throughout Its length.
The master of tho hunt would like
to see as many red coats as possible
out on thls occasion. The course has
been selected with the utmost care.
Finish wlll bo at the Country Club
I-'oiillinll Gaiue Pontpnueil.
Xashville, Tenn.. December 29 - Tho
football game scheduled hero '.hls
afternoon between the Harvard Law
School and a team made up of play?
ers ropresentlng various Southern col?
leges has been postponed urotll to
morrow on account of heavy ralns.
(Contlnued From Flrst Rage.)
known ln banklng clrclea throughout
No Othor llank All'et-trd.
The bank failure has beon tho prin?
cipal topic here to-night, Nono of tho
banks here will ho in the loast af
fected by the failure. It' ls under
atood tlio receivers will inakcno other
statement until an expert banking ac
cduntant goos ovor the affalrs of tho
concern. Ho wlll arrlve Tuesday. Ab
KOlutoly no cause can bo asslgnod for
the failure, and speculatlon Is rlfo.
It ls bolleVed hero that a number
of county otllcials ln the northern part
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Ticttets on sale December 15th, 16th,
17th, 2!st, 22tl, 23d, 24th, 25th, 31st and
lanuary lst, with final liniit January 8,
1911. ' ?
Apply tu tickct agents for full infonnu
or thn fUalo wero bonded wlth the Vlr?
glnln Stnto Deposit and Truat Corpora?
tion, of Aloxandrla.i whlch wont Into
tho hands of u receiver yostertlny.
On Decembor 8 tho Stntc i'uronu ot
Insurance lasuod nn order revoklng
tho llconse of tho corporation to do
buslness ua a trtiBt company ln Vli
glnlii. Tbo ordor dlroctod tho con?
cern to wrlto no now bonds, to ronow
no former bonds, and to not qualify
aa executor or udminlstrator of es
tatos. Thla nctlon rcsulted from an
exHiiilnutlou mndo by tho stato Bank
Examlnor, whlch apparently dlsclosed
exceedlngly unsatlsfactory conditions.
The company dld both a bunklng
aml a surety buslness. lt ia probable
thal. nctlon would havo beon taken
cnrller, but for tho fact thnt untll re?
contly no exnmliiatlon could be had
of State banks, and tho liisuraneo de?
partment could not look Into the bunk?
lng ond of the buslness, Thc assets
were hold ln common for both depurt
Slnce the lsBimncc of tho order of
Decembor 8, tho roprescntutlvcs of tho
Institution have been busy in cn
deavorlng to secure Its revoeutiori.
Tnls the department refuscd to do. lt
wns stated that C. J. ltlxoy, presldent,
had turned ovor a largo amount of real
estute to secure the liubllltlca.
Pull Payment Promlsed.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Gordonsvillc, Va., December 20.?Tho
GordonsviUe: branch of the Virginla
Bale Deposit and Truat Corporation
suspended buslness thls mornlng. No
reason ls asslgned for the failure;
whlch was an much a surprlse to thn
manager W. 8, Uogers, nnd hls as
Kistant. us to the public. In fact, tho
bank had opened for buslness as usual,
When a teluj-ram was rocolvcd by tho
manager fiom tho homo ofllce in Alrx
undi-i.i authorlzlng hlrn to close tho
Thla fuilure comes aa a, heavv blow
to nearly all tho buslness men and
others, many ot whom wore Juat rc
covering from tlie failure of Lockwood
& Co., slx yenra ngo.
The deposits ln thls branch aggre
gate about $30,000. Tho notico came
bo suddenly und hit several merchants
so hurd that several cars of coal and
a car or furnlture, now on tho rallroad
tracks here, eannot be pald for by the
partles to whom they wore conslgned.
Many farmera also, who are rcpro
sented among tho deposltors, nre llnd
lng it a serious question as to where
to find money wlth whlch to pay off
A telegram to the manager hero
from one of the recolvers atated that
every depositor wlll bo paid ln full.
Stockholders Mny Lose.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Charlottesvllle, Va., December 29.?
ricceivers have been appointed for tho
Vlrglnln Safe Deposit und Trust Cor?
poration, and all of the banks of thnt
system closed thelr doors to-day. The
centrul bank was at Alexandria. No
statement has beon mado of the llabill
ties. An unofflclal announcement says
timt (Pposltors wlll not lose anythlng,
but the stockholders may. None of
thc banks of Charlottesvllle ls In?
Cnnflilence ln Prenidrnt.
[Special toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Culpeper, Va., December 20.?The
Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Cor?
poration of Alexandria* with branch
ofllce ln this city, placed the followlng
notlce- on Us doors thls morning:
"C. .1. ltlxoy is very sick. and the board
e.r dlrectors have declded to close thla
bank for tho purpose of liquldatlon,
and I am dlrected to say that the
board of dlrectors bellevo thait each
depositor will be pald in full.
iSigned) " W. H. RIXEY,
A slmllar notlce was placed on the
doors of the bank at Remlngton. slgn
ed by Hugh Hamllton. manager. The
confidence the deposltors have ln Mr.
Rixey. the presldent, ls such ln thls
community that there was no run on
elther of the two natlonal banks here.
as they bellevo thev wlll, ln due time,
bo paid in full.
Grent Loaa to People.
tSpeclal toThe Tlmos-Dispatch]
Dillwyn. Va., December 23.?James
Anderson, manajrer of the Virginla
Safe Deposit, and Trust Company at
thls place, received a telegram from
the home ofllce at Alexandria thls
morning. stating that the company had
gono Into the hands of receivers. Thls
bank was ln fine condltlon. Money
cannot be drawn or deposited here.
This is a great loas to the people iu
Inils (n Open Doors.
[Special toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Waynesboro, Va., December 29.?The
bank in Baslc Clty falled lo open Its
doors thls mornlng. This bank ls one
of a chaln of banks controlled by the
Virginla Safe Deposit and Trust Com?
pany. and all of the banks controlled
by this company are closed. Moore
Bros.. the Baslc Furnlture Company
and the Virginla Stovo Works are
among the heavy losers.
Trouble Orljrlnntcil El*ie*vhere.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Bucklngham, Va., December 2ft.?The
P.uckingham branch of the Virginia
Safe Deposit and Trust Company, lo?
cated at Dillwyn, suspended buslness
to-day. It ls sald that tho deposltors
wlll be pald in full nnd that the
troublo orlglnated elscwhere.
BANKS IST HAVE
Bookkeeping Order Is lssued as
Result of Quanah
Washington, December 29.?Dis
closures followlng the forced liqulda?
tlon of the Quanah Natlonal Bank, of
Quanah, Tex., ten days ago, caused
tho Comptroller of the Currency to
day to issuo un order directing every
ono of tho 7,200 national banks ln the
Unlted States to install what prac?
tically amounts to a unlform system
Investigation of the Quar-ah. .Bunk
dlsclosed that lt had beon doing'busi?
ness for tho last two'years, although
undoubtedly lnsolvent and inspeeted
ut regular intervals by national bank
examlners; that during that tlmo tho
oxamlners were unable to learn'the
bank's true condltlon, largely becauso
the muiiagomonl rofusod to keep a
proper record of its buslness trans?
actlons, and that the entiro capltal of
$50,000 and probably some of the
$o8,000 surplus wua paid out to stock?
holders as dlvldends. ?
In a statement lssued to-day, Comp?
troller Murray concedes that hls ex
amlnors wero hoodwlnked for two
years by the way the bank handled Its
ReportB to hoadquartors show that|
an examlnor flnally dld becomo sus-'
plclous shortly beforo the bank's p'ot
Ing, and lnalsted that a new set o!
books be installed. This tho offlclala
dld under protost, the report says; but
thoy abandoned th# new system to re?
turn to the old two days later. after
tho examlnor had left town. lleturn
ing to Quanah unexpectedly, tho ex
amtner found tho change and reported
lt by telegraph to Washington.
To insure a system of bookkeeping
by whlch the true condltlon of agna
ilonal bank can be dotermlnod at any
inomont, tho order rssued to-day dl
reets examtnors, on flndlng a bank
whose condltlon they cannot tlnd, to
report tho fact to Washington and
glvo the mnnagvwont of tho bank
thirty days to Install tho necessary
"At the end of that period," says tho
controllor's ordor, "tho exuminer wlll
rctura co Llii'.baiUs. at its cxj-.e-isa ti>.
MBBB mmtnuia m.'Kmmtaimvimmtmmjmftf.?i.???
was set by a' Chalmers
bilt Cup Race. Matson
over a course of 126 miles in 129
minutes, an average specd of 58..'
miles per hour. The nearest eat
was beateu by 19 minutes. Mat?
son did not make a stop during the
r.ice. Such achievement is the re?
Gordon Motor Company
dotormlno If Instrttctlona have been
complled wlth, and lf the necessary
books have not been Installed, hc wlll
romnln In the bank at Its expenso untll
such books aro installed under tho
dlrectlon and suporvlslon of the ex
No crlmlnal or fcther proceedings to
flx the responslblllty for tho Quanah
Natlonal's condltlon has boen taken.
Joseph G. Robin Indicted for
Theft of $90,000 From
New York, December 29.?It took
just an hour to-day to indlct Joseph
O.. Robin on a chargo of tho larcony
of JDO.Ouu from tho Washlngton Sav?
ings Bank, of whlch he was presldent.
Tho bank passed Into the hands of
thc Stato Banking Department to-day.
the.-r- to keen company wlth the North?
ern Bank of Now York, of whose ex?
ecutlve commltteo he was chairman.
and wlth whlch his mimo had here
tofore been more promlnently connect?
ed. Tho distrlct attorney explalned
that out of a mass of evldence drawn
from the records ot both Instltutlons
ho had chosen tho charge that h-i
thought could be presented most slm?
ply to a jury.
Robin was lmmedlsitely placed un
dor arrest at the home of hls' s'ister,"
Dr. Loulso Bobinovltch, but hls ar
raignment was postponed untll to
morrow, when hc must give ball In
Ilio.OOO or go to jall, pendlng olther a
trial or determlnatlon of hls sanlty.
Technlcally. Robin 1H lnsane now.
Tho order of commltment, slgned by
Justice Amend, at the request of Dr.
Roblnovltch. and on tho cerUficatlon
of three othor physlcians. still stands,
although the prlvate sanatorlum to
whlch Robin was taken refused to re
An agreement was reached botween
Distrlct Attorney Whltman and Wll?
liam TraverH Jorome. counsel for
Robin, whereby physlcians should
make a ohyslcal examlnatlon of Robin.
Accordlngly. when Robin drove up
to-nlght ln hls automobile to hls sls
ter's home, a hench warrant was lm
mediately served on him, and Austin
Flynt. one of the physlcians who
signod tho certlflcate for his commlt?
ment, and Dr. Wllliam B. Mabon. su?
perintendent of the Manhattan Stato
Asylum for the lnsane, began an ex?
amlnatlon Into hls condltlon. It was
not expected that thelr findlngs would
be made known untll presented to tho
The lndlctment against Robin was
basod on information sworn to by Frod
K. Morris, formerly hls contldential
employe. It charges that the Wash?
ington Savings Bank of whlch Robin
was presldent, was lnduced by hls
representatlon to draw to hls order two
checks aggrogatlnR $90,000 ln consid?
eratlon of two partlclpation agree
ments purportlng to Kive the bank an
equivalent Interest ln a mortgago
executed by the Fidellty Development
Company. one of tho string of com?
panles nromoted by Robin, ln favor
of the Tltle and Guarantee Company
of Rochester, N. Y., whieh Robin con?
trolled through hls ownershlp of tho
Aetna Indemnity Company.
"No such mortgage," said the Dis?
trlct Attorney to-day. "as ls descrlbed
ls executed by the Pldellty Department
Friday, Dec. 30, 8:30 P. M.
Tickets on Sale at
A. T. Gray Cigar Co., Cable Piano Co.,
Jefferson Cigar Stand, Crenshaw's.
TburHtlny, Jnnuary ?>.
Mme. Liza Lehmann
assisted liy her ICuropenn quartette ln
attraotlvo" program, Includlng
BY MME, LEHMANN.
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Reserved Seats $1.
Jlatlneo and Nlght,
THE FIRING LINE
By Robert W. Chambers.
Prices: Matinee, 25c to $1.00; Night,
25o to $1.50._
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"THE JOY RIDER"
wlth Carrle Webbor,
New Vaudeville New Plctures
AU i'cutui'c.i ln llptli,