DELAYED BY FIRE
Feed and Implemcnt Stables
Burncd, Causing Considcr
Jiirlfonvllle, FIn*. D6cembbr 30.?
ConJfderable excitcmcnt was unuscd at
Aloncvlef Park tlils nrtrrnnon When.
iinmedlatelv after the tinlsh of tho llrst
race, fire broke ont in the assoclatlon*!)
l.-.-.l an.l llllldement stables. along the
back Btrotcn. Tho heat, wns Intonso,
an.l thn sm.ii.e :-.. donso trbm burnlng
hay that it was nec. ssarv to dela.V tbe
races tor aboui un hour. Several
il ies stablcd ln tlie burnlng bulldlng
were led to safety. Tho llrs was al?
lowed to burn itself out. Tho damage
dld not exceod $4,c,.
To-day's card was made up of flve
selllng races aud a breedqrs'i ptirse at
ilr, and some good sport resultcd.
:".:>! race?five nnd n hnlf furlonga
.Mornlng Song iT to M first, Dance
?? i'ay ?.! i? l) second, Esohau i? to l)
rd, Tlme, 1:00.
Second rftce?slx furlongs?Iitidn:.
.- ter il2 to B) flrat, E. T. Snlpp (2 to
1 i second. Inferno Queen M to 1)
thlrd. Tlme, 1;K, 1-:..
Thlrd race?-slx furlongs?Dotect. (11
io K> tlrst. Ben Lomond (2 tn 1) sec?
ond, Mason t- to ]) thlrd. Tlme,
Fourth race?mllf and aoventy ynrd*
??Flashhtg n to 2) first. Henry Cross
caddln ft tn 11 second. Mndellno XJ.
(...mii third. Time. 1:47 ."-V
Fiftb race?slx furlonsrs?May Ame
\'a f7 to 21 flrst, Starboard (12 to ".)
econd, Manhelmer (6 to li third.
Ime. 1:1-1 .1-.'.
Slxth rare?mlle and :i slxtf-enth?
iarl (13 to 5) tirst. Mv (?al (.", to 1)
r-ond. Ed Kcck (5 to 3) thlrd. Tlme,
Large Field Follows Hounds
Over Four-Mile Course, With
Finish at Inglesidc.
[ Special to Thc Times-Dispatch.]
Charlottesvllle, Va., Docomber 30. ?
Tho social event of the holiday season
?was the Christmas hunt Of tlie Albe?
marlo Hunt Club. The. favorablo
weather brought out a large lield, and
iho 3pdrt was grcatly enjoyed, The
run wa: over.o course of over four
jniles. Quite a strlng of riders fol?
lowed the hounds, nnd found tbe golng
(inite fast. Many Jumps wero negotlat
?<1, and no falls were reglstered. The
hunt was wltnessed by 0 large crowd
*>f spectators, includlng many visitors
from the hunt cltiba of thjs. and nd
;iolnlng counties. The meet was al
Stevens Crosslng, and was over n
courso of seven mlles. through the
tfarms of Will Durrett. and Morris Wnt
?? ?:., and back through Farmington to
first check. The remalnder ot the
, iirae lay through Farmington and
'oldthurst f.irrn, wlth Ihe liuish at
;hr club and lt? guests -were do
lightfullv entertained at a hunt break
? ;.. Mr. and Mrs. Garth. Bountltul
pltallty and real Christmas good
chcer wore enjoyed.
Among those who rode wore: Arthur
s. Craven. master, on Whack; Mlss
Hertha GaTth, en Lady Nlcotlno; Fred j
Campbell, of Hlchmond, on Tyro; John!
Branch, o? Rlchmond, ou Powhatan;
Llcutenant Rockwell, of AVashlngton,
nJn" Orphan; Lewls Garth, on Hen Cole;
Wnarton Payne. on Retort; D. W. Fow
on Pretty Jane; Percy Payne, on
Ragtlmo, and Mr. Blackwell, of Oak
Rldge, on Jack.
Misa Gillinan, of rtlchmond; Mrs.
Ralckwell, of Oak Rldge, and ' Mrs.
?i ;-.,-??. of Washlngton, assisted MI
Mary Garth in receiving. Mlss Ross, ol
Washlngton, Miss Perry. and Miss Wll?
lie Garth served puncli nnd ogg-nog.
\eiidrin>?Matinee nnil Xiglit, "Thc
Ilijnu?"Tlie Joy ItidcrN."'
Mm! Room! \lir i-rliK-rion'.
From a pu'vely professional stand?
polnt; it ls always a'tr.-nt to hear, ono.
..<? tho glee cluba of thc larger col
Icges. Aftor tho often affected work
ol the "r.i'os." as we Engllsh term thc
irofesslonals, tb<- whole-aouled, hearty
outpourlng of nmateur taient is a
thing of pur? delight.
Prlnceton, whieh is tho nearest to us
<>l Vlrglnla ot all the great Northern
colleges, sent to us last nlght it.-. or
ganlwitlon of glee, banjo and mandolln
<-lubs. and well dld it sustaln Old Nas
Hau's reputatlon of havlng one of Ihe
i ,-.-t musical clubs ln the collego world.
Tho Jefferson audltorlum was well
filled, but lf ll had been packed to tlie
doorc tbe warm and hearty enibuslasm
...r tlio audience could not havo boen
g-reatar or .more slncere. Xoc a singlo
ndrhber failed of a happy reception,
and every ono wns encorcd at least
onoe, several of them two or threo
Of th'e toncortod numbers, the Man
lir.lin- Club'S exceedln^ly artistic per
iormancc of Joyce'a "Vlslon of Salomo"
->v.ts probably the best. And the Mati
ilnlin Club Included not only tho cusr
lotnary mandollns and gultars, but also
j. 'cello two vlollns and a trap man
The buycr who knows the diffcrenc
5n automobiles will own a
Allen Ave. and Broad Street.
-liK r'AIt THAT Jl?t- M) VAIiVES.
Guaranteed Knginc Service.
Prlce, 9V-00 to sf'-'.r.uo.
, Impr.rlnl Motor Car Co., I>l*trlliut<*r>
| l?i:tl W. Hriind St. Phone .Mon. 1213.
"It Speaks for Itself,"
WON THE RACE,
and Captured the First Prize?Publio
THB 10C. CIGAH FOR BC,
Havana Flller- -Porto P.lcan Wrappor
Call for lt bv name at your deali.
TouringCar, 3700?Boadster, $600.
1627-29 W. BROAD ST.
? ? ii imi i n m i 11 i i i ii n i ii nn i ii n .ii
wm. ? ould 0 . . >.t lo rnlj or< lie itrn.
Mr. luuinniouil lyag uniirually nnd de
llghtfnlly Ciiiiny In hls comlo soiiks,
ftnd Mr, f-'intth mado n bit. wlth hli
ili'i'lniuiitlnns and Imltatlnns. Hut tlm
blK star of the clubs wnn B, Gray,
who nol only played th-. xylophono
Wlth deft BCOUrncy and eorreelnnss (lt
wusn'l lllfl rnult tbat tho tnlddle notes
woro off pltibi, but plnyed thc plnno
wltli a softncss nnd beauty of touch
thal wcnl to the heart of ovory musl
Clan lll lhe house.
There wns n bass In the chorus who
WOM down to tlio D below tho bass
i-l.-f, and n tenor wlio went up aliy
Altogothcr, a thing of Jo
\V. D. tl.
"Tlir Flrlng l.lnr."
An nnnounceinent that wlll be re?
celved wlth pleasurable nntlelpnlion by
all thcatregbors as well ns I ook-lovcrs,
wlll be thnt of the preseiiliitlon at.
tho Academy ,to-day, inatlneo and
and ni?h(. of a draiiiatlzed version of
Kobert \V. Chambors's famous novcl,
??Th" I'lrlng I.lne."
There is no novollst of modern times
who en.ioys the wide popularlty of Mr.
Chambors. IIls cclobratcd books,
whlch also Includo "Thc Fl-rhtUns
Chance," "The ynun^i- Sot" and "The
Danger Mark," have heen more wldely
read than any other works of nolion
publlshed In tbe country, nnd nre
easlly accordod by publlshors lhe hlj-h
eat rank among tbe "best scllcrs."
Tho drainatlzatlon of "Tlio Flrlng
I.lne'' Is lho work of Rlchard Walton
Tully. eo-aUthor wltb Havld Relnsco
<>r "The Rosn of tho Raneho," and Is
tho Hrsl that bus beon accepted by Mr.
Chambors of any of lils books. though
many vorslons havd beon submltted to
tho uiitbor bv well known playwrlghts,
but they havo falled to reach the
standard domnnded by hlm.
Tbe many reatlets of thls absorhlng
1\- inlercRtinir novo) wlll readily ap
prcclato Its drnniatie posslbllltlcs, and,
as a partlciil.-irly hlgh-clOSH productlon
has bcen provlded and n carefully sp
locted company of well-known mot
ropolltnn players ls promlscd, the
evi-nt should prove to bn one of notable
DATE8 FOR SI'RING TRAJSnXQ.
Phlladelphln N'u'biiinls Wlll Go to Blrmlng
biiui rebnuir.v !58.
PhMnrielphln, Pa? IVreinber 30.?Officlals
ot tlie T'hll.iil-lpliln Nationnl t.eiiguc Basn
ba)l fiuii lo-iiiiv declded on February 38 ns
tbe dnto on whlch tbo tenm wll! rtnrt fot
tbo eprlnc tralning crounds at jilrmhigham,
Aln. Threo v-coks wlll hc sprni in Blr?
mingham, nftm- wnlch tbe club wlll spllt up
liiin two squuila and ?.'tndunlly work thelr
Tlie rcgulara wlll leavo Tllnniiigham on
Mnroh it. nnd wlll pl.-iv in Montgomery.
A*a.. on Marcli 23 and 23: Columbla, B. C.
en March 21 aud *r:.; Washington, D, C, on
March 71 nml :5, nnd Tlnltlmoro on Mnrrli
Z? -ftld .".0. Tlio lnenl s<|-Jes wlth the. Athlo
tlrs wlll begin here nn Aprll1 1.
The Yenr on .Stock I'vcliiincc
New Vork, December ;m.?Stock EJx
change figures for tlio year iflto show
that 150.856.3H shares of Hslcd stocks
?llni $633,980,200 in Stato and rallroad
bonds wero traded in. Transactlons
for tbe day and Saturday iniro not in
< iiuled. The hoavlcst month ln the
exchange wa? .January, when transac?
tlons totnlod 22,542,50* shares and $87,
0 lT.onn iu bonds, while lhe smallesl.
month ln stocks was September, wlth
7.7':!,17*i shares. Tho smallest month
In' bonds was August, when only .'$30,
865,000, ln bonds were traded In.
IN POLICE COURT
Charges Against Wilson, Birch
ett and Mrs. Stultz Droppcd,
and All Let Go.
Robort 'Wilson, charged wiili main
talnlng an objectlonablo establlshmcnt
? it 121 North Nlnth Stroet, was dis
oharged in tho I'ollce Court yesterday
mornlng. Mrs, T, .!. Stultz and Waltor
!?;. Blrchott, found itr tlio house when
It was ralded Thursday nlght, and
charged wlth dlsordcr, were also dis?
Noiu Austln. lhe thlrteen-year-old
daughter of Brrs. sol. Bernsteln, of 12-1
East Broad Street, was in lho room
wlth the couple. She was ihe chleJ
witness, and II was through h.-r tes?
timony thal all were exonorated. The
glrl testlfled, however, that she liad
l>i en Indui ed to go to tho house by
Mrs. Stultz nud Btrclielt. and that lhe
latter had offered ber 50 cents not to
say anythlng to her mother. Oilicers
In the case producod wine and wbls
Itey aud also four glasses tbat are
alleged lo havo heen on the table when
the pollcomen entered.
.Mrs. Bernsteln testlfled thnt she had
no reason tn bellevo tbat her daugh?
ter had been subjected to any Indiir
nity, but sald that whon she g&ve tbe
alarm t<> the polico slie feared that
some harm would como to hor, in spite
ot tbe fact tbat she was accompanled
Uy Mrs. Stult/., wlio is lier aunt. .
HAVE NEW UNIFORMS
Iti. Inn..ml I'.lm -' ll:in,I Will ll.- i;.--|il<<iiileni
nn l.cc's Ulrlbduv.
Mnjor E. YV. ii.ov1.-h told 'tbo Richmond
Blues' Band 111 ns second aiiuii.il smoker,
held al tho armory last nlght, thnt lie bad
bi n promlaod tho new unfnrms ln tlmo fot
tlu celebration of I.ee's birthday 011 Jan
sarj lf'. The hand ha.? never had a dress
unlform, and wlll nppenr splenilldly cliul
when th. military nrgunlzatlmis turn out in
parado <ui that day.
Tho major nnd hls stnff were. guests or
the bnnd at the affair, whlch wa* glven
over to social enjoyment. The hlstory of
Ihe orgailtznllon was rovlewed by Its offl
c ,-h. ,111,1 hopo wa? expressod fnr the futuro.
Referonco waa mado to tho fact that It Iihh
been nlile to acqult Itself credltably on sev?
eral occaslona, notably at tha Slate Falr.
The nii-ii expressod themselves as thorough?
ly In enrncst In thrlr deslrc lo bulld up tlie
O. XV. CummingB, tbe former buslnesss
?nanager. ai-teil us toastmaster. President
Alexandor Koss nml Leader Phiiip Cblaylta
were ainnng tlie ppenkers. A buffet sunper
Westntorclnnd's Clirlklinos Knlcrtalnment
Brlngs liucli Obl linii-h.
The Chrlstmaa entertalnment of tlio "U'cet
morelnnd Club took place last nlght at lhe
clubhoUBu, tho usual form aiul ccremohlee
that havo obtalned for half a ccntury brlng
Only iiicmlmr" of tho club aml out-of-town
guests woro present, bul iho apaclous rooms
?? en crowded and but few mombera were
dinlng-rooms wero decorated wlth
Chrlstmaa nee... brllljantly llghtcd, snd tha
? ea contalnetl those dcllcacloa dear to
tlie heart of anclent Vtrginians, Buoh an
? salmon, poa.ium, oyatera, <-oiii turkcy,
Hiulthfteld hiim, hugo aaddloa of mutton?
iusl ::,. ?. ime supper, ln fact, whlch hna
ln served annually fot ti rt v yrars. A
band playod melodlea of bygone days, aml
:?? ::, tho evenlng the rrlnrrtuu Glee <"-luh
.-: ? \y.
"ry ,,- any one preaent was pleuauntcr tluin
one .,r iast nlght,
.\ number <u Itlchmond clorgymon of nll
denomlnatlons were guesis of the riuu.
SUSPECTED OF FELONY
M'nl'er Turner Vrresled Becauso Ile Tricil
lo Soll <i"bl M'lit.-b.
On th* apeclflc chargo ??' belng 11 suspiclous
ohiracter, sui.1 ol fel ih: . w.iiter rur
'??' ? . is lookod up lasl
? effi ei th
.nml on ii
Xra> i? i.f i.i.i.i
ol Mld othlan;
11 ? BririiUlliiii 1
lluni. 1. 1 -; .1
Mlll Mn-i ln ScinM'hlaU.
? ? 1 ?-.. Walter .1.
II horl 13, Hunter,
'. W. \Vliill,.|i,.,j,, ,,.
? und I'.iul M,
EIGHT TEAM CIRCUIT STILL
A MATTERTO BE DECIDED
Under Certain Conditions League Meeting Will Be Held January 10,
Though This Is by No Means Positive?Fair Conclusion Is That
Norfolk Conference Did Not Produce Results Expected.
Bradley Optimistic, While Williams Is Reticent.
I1V QVIS MA1,DI3HT.
Norfollc, Vn., Docember 30.?As a
llnnl solullon of tho presenl stato nf
nffalrs in the Virginia Lcuglto, caused
by tho stand taken by tho Norfolk
owners, lt was decided nt tho confor?
enco hohl hero, aftor sessions covor'ng
tho better part of two days, that a
mootlng uf tho lciigun would bc calied,
to be held In Ktchmond on .lanuary 1".
provlded that beforo tlmt tlmo guar
nntcos had boen recelved from New?
port News and I'oi'tsmouth tlmt teama
In thoso two cltlc3 would bo conducted
by tho prospcctlvo owners durlng tho
entlro senson. '
After palaveilng nnd harangutrig f?r
moro hours "than lt ls fulr to state,
Messrs. Conaolvo, Cliosltlro nnd Gor
mnn, of thc Norfolk corporation, wlth
itdvlcc from Mr. Van Pdtten,' who repre?
sented the "Portsmouth tonm, n4id A. C.
Omohundro, who Is recorded ns presi?
dent of thc Norfolk Bggregatlbn.
ngrceel to tho proposltion of an elght
iluh clrcult, wlth Portsmouth nnd New?
port News as thc additional clubs.
Tho wrangle had assumed such nn
nspoct ns foreboded dlsastcr for the
league, and lt wns only tho nctlon of
tho. moro sober-mlndcd that finally sue
cooded in rcscuing tho conforenco from
Action Taken N'o* Final.
It must not bo promimed that, the
nctlon nt tho Norfolk mceUng is llnnl.
,\oi* must It be cbfistruod thnt Presi?
dent AVlllIams will call n meeting of
thn loaguo on .Tiuiunry 10. Nono of
thls ir- fact, I'lesidctit Willlams wlll
only call such n mootlng lf ho hns ln
hand 11 guaranteo from the two now
clubs that they wlll meet tho demand
Cor a $2,600 guarantoe.
Iteports to thc coritrary notwitn
standlng, tho fact -remalns thnt tne
purposo of dotcrmlning juat what could
"C,U?nrst it looked :,s if Iho answov
would hc "nothlng." That was ct-trT
day, when Conaolvo and Ch^J?*"*
Gornlan wiuaed inorc. a,V could ho_
been granted. rhc> wanteu a
uio which would have aoprivod 1.11.
mond of tho week-end B?mes^ tho
wanted a $226 guaranteo for ea*.~
rlrs of games played, nnd thoy wanted
other concesslons too ntunorous to
"Vothlnu rmlnn Flrai Dny.
NaturaUy tho mootlng ontli*.?
day resulted in nothlng. Tlio clght
.?lul. loaguo was dlscussed. blll oven
Norfolk failed lo reapond to the s"K
fseatlons mado. Portsmouth was ^Ihe
Btumbllng block, because Nor foi u
stated posltlvcly that no suggestlon
would bo considered ln whlch Ports?
mouth waa not regarded as a possi
bilit*- The sovoral tiuostions wore dis
cussod, but,still uo agreement could be
roached, , , .
I'inally it waa decided that an olght
club league would be the solutlon of tho
entlro situation. But on arrlyal at
lliis polnt President Williams slnted
that hc was unwtlling to call a meet?
ing of the league for lhe purposo of
lalklng over chlinerlcal proposltlons.
Hc ndded that what he wanted waa a
guaranteo from thc prospoctiv.o cltles
that they would he prepared to carry
out tholr contracts, providing, ot
courso, that thc othor i-lttes of thc
league would also agree to this provlsq
and would dcposlt ;i simllar amount.
After much talk and many'arguments
thls was llnally decided upon.
Gunmntcc Fiirrilaltca Trouble.
Tho next Btumbllng bloclt came whon
the q'ueatld'n of guaranteo wus uncov
. red. Norfolk wanted as h mlnlmum
amount $200. To this nelthor Mr. Brad?
ley rur Mr. Willlams would agree.
Talk followed And then followed moro
talk. Thls was to-day. Thc early
mornlng session waa held. but lt was
held wlthout Willlams. who was un
avoldably absent. His absence did nm
stop Bradley and Conaolvo irom talk
ing over matters.
The result uf that talk was that tho
meeting held aftor lunch lasted but
tifteon mlnutes. Then it was doo.lded
that an elght-club league wds tho solu?
tlon, with tho provlsos already stated.
George Booker, representlng Now-port
News, and I. C. Van Patten, repreaent
ing- Portsmouth, s:.:d that tho matter
of $2,500 was a moro bagatello and
that what was really wanted was base?
This statonient settled ovorythlng,
aml it requlred bui o minuto to dotcr
hrflne ihut if the guaranteo was forih
comlng, an elght-club lougue was sat?
lsfactory. The quostion of gnurantce
for tho three games played In any town
wa.s walved by the reiirosentatlvos of
thn Norfolk club, who declared that
thoy were wllllng to abldo by the de?
clslon of tho meeting io bo held in Jan?
uary in tiiis regard.
llittti'iN Still I nseltled.
Regardless of how optlmlsMc wo may
bo, wo must still regard the status of
tho Virglni-a l.oague as itnsatisfactory.
If tlu- meeting is calied in .lanuary, it
rmcalhs to be soon whether or not the
two additional clubs wlll eomo up with
ihe monoy. ir they do. then it ls plain
saiMng*. but if they do not, then what'.'
George Booker, who declared openly
Ever built has bc-cn famous for its surc
ness of doiiiR its tlay's work every clay in
ihc year, aud every hour of thc tlav.
Tor 30 Yoars tho Houso of Quality
Straus, Gunst & Co.,
Dlsttl.lers and Blnndera ot
Drink Old Henry
Us l.ong Record Provos lla iUeru
The Worth AuteTlles Co., 439-501
W Main St. Phone Madison 7059
A NEW HUPM0BILE
RUNABOUT FOR SALE
Owner will sell at REDUCED
PRICE, Addres** ELECTRIC CON?
STRUCTION COMPANY OV VIR?
GINIA, Richmond, Va.
im in i? mi ii nniima tmmmmtmmawawaaamm
that hn stodd wlth Consolvo, met tho
train yesterday nt Newport News nn
whieh W. H. Bradicy and C, 17. Williams
happcncd to be, both ith hmond-bound.
Ile aald tbat ho far i.- ho was con?
cerned, (he guarantee propoalttpn wns
after hls own heart. Mr. Van Patton,
of Portsmoulh, mado tho same statc
The meeting ivas not .1 success. Let'
blnsnd people talk as much ob thoy
wlll, still thoso in atteutlunce must'ad
mlt thnt tlio meeting dld not nccom
plish the things for whlch lt wns
called. True, under certaln conditions,
a mecllng of the loagii" will bo held.
Hut it had been hoped thnt thc nctlon
taken by the Norfolk conferenco would
he of such a nnturo thnt tho flnnl a
tlon of tho league woul.l bo purely pr
functory?thnt ls, tlvat the league di?
rectors would slmply ratlfy what waa
Kiuht-t lub Clreiill \ol Settled.
Nothlng ot tho kind wns done. In?
stead, it was slmply nKi-eed that a
moetlng of tho league would bo held,
at whlch tho dlscusslon would be but
n blg addltion of tho dlscusslon here.
Bverythlng ncted upon hero will bo
agaln consldered at tho lengue moet?
lng. if it is called by President Wil?
liams, and be consldered, not by llve
1110:1. bul by every man who will bo ln
rteports havo boen spread that tho
Vlrglnla League nc-xt yoar would con
taln eight clilbBI tbat tbe Norfolk
meeting hnd doolded upon thls ques?
tion. A<j a mattor nf fact, the Nor?
folk meeting was h'ot quallfiod tn pass
upon thls point. The most that tho
meeting hero could have dono was to
agreo uhanlmously upon a. rec.ommon
datlon to tlie bonrd of dlrectors of tho
Vlrglnla i.ongue. Instead of belng
unanlmous, there wns as much dlsson
slon as could have been found in n
meeting of inascullne suffraglsts. On
no point could tho men agroe. They
argued, but thev argued alone; the llne
of thc circle. ^
fiOoked l.lkc Scttlcment.
When everybody bad gatbofed ln
tho Montlcello Hotel to-day. after the
ten-hour flasco of yesterday, smlles
wen- In evldence, It looked?nay, ls
seeined posltlvo?thnt tho end of the
trouble was near. Then Presldent Wil?
liams falled to show up. Tbe meeting
had been scheduled for 11 o'clock.
Cntil 12 o'clock BrsLdley and ''onsolvo
and Chcshiro and Gorclon, wlth Prosi
News of South Richmond
South Richmond Bureau.
1103 Hull Street.
Refusing to -?et aslde tho verdlct of
thc jury In the case of J. T. Chlldrey
against tho Southern Railway, Judge
Wcll8, of thc Hustings Court, Part II..
yesterday morning oonflrnied the
award of damages umounting to $6,000
to th'c pluintln*. i
Chlldrey, who was employed as al
brakeman on the Southorn. was on-;
gage'd in trying to apply defectlvo
brakes, whon ho fell betweon tho mov
ing cars and had hls risht <irm severod.
Tha defense noted an appeal to the
Sent lo ('rnml .lur.r.
For the offense of stoaling a saddle |
from a mule holonging to a nogro,
named Ellls, Leslio Garb'er was sent on ,
l-i the grand jury yesterday morning
by Justlce IHuurtco, oi iho Polico Court,
Part 1I? and Russell Garberj hls bro?
ther. was given thlrty days in Jall as
in accompllcc. Both wore glven a free
rido over to tho City Jail m thu clly's
new nuto patrol wagon;
Alec White, urrosted Thursday nlght
for boing drunk aml threiUenlng hi.s
wlfo, ivas l'orcetl to put up a bond
$100 for hln good behavlor durlng tho
?oining twelve months.
Gorge Richnrdsbli, who was dragged
in to spend the night in the station
houso, Kohercd up suftlciontly yesterday
morning to understand the pcnalty of
lon days in jall that the justice handed
M'urk In Soutlisltle.
Blds woro opened Thursday night for
lhe work of i-opalrlng und ehlarging
the old poiirc station in Washlngton
W'urd. Jamos Fox & Sons offered to
do the work for ?an:i, but thc successful
bidder was '?"*. ;.. 3ass, with a bid ot'
$9S5. Tho sum of Jl'OOO has been ap
proprlnted by tho Council for thc iiu
nrovomerit of the old building, and the
actual work wlll hogin in iho near fu
I. J. Smith & Co., tho flrm whlch was
the successful hlddors for tho contnict
of gradlng nnd gravellng tho Peters
Imrg Turnpiko from Hull io Maury
Streeth, and Maury from the turnpiko
to tho Atlantlc Coast Line tracks, have
announced thai the work will he un
dertaken lmmediately. Tho work, for
which $1',;",00 was voted hy the Councll,
was a part of the contract o? tho an?
The work of macadamizlng tho "Mid
lothlan Turnpiko, in Chesterfield coun?
ty. i.s progfesslng rapidly, nino of the
dent Omohundro, of the Norfolk cor?
poration, looked anxlotisly on and
waitcd. But stlll Mr. Williams fnlled
to put ln iippcarnnco. The maghates
would not leave. They waitcd untll
12'AB. YVhou tho 11011.1 of tlu- organl?
zatlon was stlll eonsplCUOUfl by hls ab
sence a receBs was taken untll 1
Promptly at. thn hour named every?
body wns in his placo, includlng the
prosldlrig oftlcor. Now Imaglno tbo
splrlt of despnratlon whlrh brought a
body of mon, at loggrrheads for moro
lliah-two days, albelt not r.ontlniinusly.
to an agrcoment, In the rocord-break
ln-r tlmo of ten minutes. But lt ls the
actual truth. At 1:10 to-day every?
thing hnd been sottle.l, so fnr ay it
could be settled. consldoring tbe dif
ferenres. lt was agroed tbat If tbe
two prospedlve cltles would put up
?tho coln?$2,600?as fl guaranteo. a
meetlng would bo called for the pur?
pose of consl'derlng tho requestH made
by the Norfolk owner".
Schedule Yet to Ile Arffticil.
All reports le-adlng to a dlfforent
oplnlon are mlsleodlng. I have tbe
statement "f Owner Bradley, of tbe
Richmond team. nnd of President \YH
Hams, of the Virginla League. to this
effect. It was simply a .|tiestlon of
breaklng up in a row or adopting what
was done. Natura.lly it is hoped by
every one that tbo ineellng. should it
be held. wlll prove productive of some?
thlng. But when It comes rlght down
to hard pilll absolutely nothlng hus
been reallv accompllshed.
The question of an eatlltablo sched?
ule. raised by lhe Nprfollt people. was
consldered, and It wan unaniniously de
cicled that Norfolk was p*robably en
tltled to more consideratlon ln thls
regnrd. This ls another thing thut
tbo Itlchmond meeting will take up. All
thlngs consldered, iniitlors seeni In
statuo quo, and wlll so remain untll
ove'rybody-?overy slngle Indivldual
with' a grlovanco?ls glven an nppor
ttinlty to appear before tho board of
dlrectors of tho league.
Thero are mnnv thlngs In connectlon
with tlie conduct of league affalrs
whlch are not rlghtlv a part of thls
storv. and thoy wi'l bt- dealt with at
lencth at another time. Just at present
it ls slmply essential to state that
whllo an oiR-ht-cIuh leaguo seems at
tbo present tlme a posslbllity. such an
arrangement can hardly bc classed as
n probnbillty. nor can it bo sald that
a majority of tho clubs will look wlth
favor upon such an arrangement. This
is a fair statement of the caso and
erribodies all that took place. The N'or?
folk conference dld not pan out as
thirteen miles having been completed.
lt ls expected that tho entlre job ?"li"
be finishod before spring.
Sonked Ovrr the Iloml.
Absolutely certain that Bomebody
had soaked her over the head wlth a
sklllet, though not poslllvo who it was,
Roborta Brooks. colored. a denlzen uf
the "Dlttlo Africa," sworo out ?. war?
rant for Kndle Wilkerson and had hlm
brought before Magistrate Cheatham.
in the Oak Grove court. yesterday
mornlng. Once there it devoloped that
Jtohe'rta had sol. tho law on thc wrong
man, and he was dlsmlssed; and the
cost of tho proceeding slated to lto
Thc caso of Jolin Baugh, colored, who
was to bo tried yesterday mornlng be?
fore 'Squlre Cheatham on thc charge
of applying the big stlck to his mother
In-Iaw, was postponed on account of the
absenco of the plaintiff, who had not
been notlfled of tho trial by thc county
Th trial of William Bowle, the col?
ored man who ts charged wlth robbirig
the home of Willlaai Wiley, colored, ot
Mldlothlan Turnpike. was postponed
until next Friday. The prosecution, lt
seems, had nol been allowed sufBcient
timo to collect tho evldence.
Personal nnd Gcnernl,
Miss Hazel Beattlb wlll entertaln a
party of young people at her home, cor?
ner of Cowardln Avenue and Porter
Street, to-nlght. The party wlll bo on
hand to spoed the departlng year and
eco the new year in.
Washlngton Camp. No. 32, Patrlotic
Ordor of Sons of Amerlca, met last
night at S o'clock in Ccr3ley's IIa.II.
Swahsbbro, for the purpose of install
lilg tho oflicers elected for the coming
Mlss rtuby Nunnally, of Swausboro,
and Charles K. Jones, of Kfcbmoiid,
wero quletly married in the presence
of a fow friends Wednesday nlght in
the home of Itev, J. J. Kix, pastor ot
tlie Porter Street Presbyterlan Church.
M'ss Goldie i..e Davls, of South lticli
munil, and fcharles A. Wilson were mar?
ried Wednesday evening in Washing?
ton. Miss Davis is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Davis. of South
Mlss Agnes Basset, daughtor of J. XV.
Basset, of l<n West Ftfteerith Street,
left Monday for a visit to her slster,
Miss Mary Basset, of Greensboro, N. C.
Miss lda Gross, of the Lynchburg
naivlolph-Mii.on College, has beeii
spendlng the holidays at the home of
Miss Mary Harrison.
Will Try to Cross English Chanel
unm-iKT 1.011 vi M'*,,
Awcxicnn uaor-inixitor., ti*io j-rumlH-s tu uttoaupt UU'UUuji WiibU
!'risoncrs ih Pcnitcntiary Passed
Thi'oiiR'li .Season W.itliout
MANY WEAR CONDUCT BADGE
Most Prisoner.s Have No Black
Mai'k?Man Pardonetl for
Twelve hiindrod men In Richmond
pnssod through lhe ClirlSttilUS season
wlthout a Hlnglc nifriiitloii of tho ordl?
nnry rules of conduct. Thoso were not
a hand of church work'-r:', nor tV.oro
they a Blble cluss organlzation, They
wero tho convicts ln tho Stntc P.onlton
From tlmo Immeninrinl Christmas hns
i.u it dlflii-uit. season tor tho prlaoii
kci pora. A splrlt of utircsi Boemcd ti
gr>t possesslon 6f the nton, and Vprj
hi.iny of thom were unriily. Vlolatlon
of rules wns commoii, and punlshmenta
wero ntcessarlly frequent. The rcctir
renco of tho holldays has hfways Uccn
ii tlmo of dietid for the keopers.
Thls yoar It wns very dlfferent. .**"
perintondont James B, \V.I, ln ah ad?
dress dellvered to th'om a few days be
fori Christmas, told the prlsoners that
he hoped they would make no trouble,
.ind ho appeitled to thom for good order.
As a roRiilt thero wa.s noi u slngle. pun
Ishllicilt through iho holldays.
Iledtirril I'linl-I, m< -nf*.
Commontlng on thls condition of af?
fairs yesterday, ReV. J. T. Maslln, sec
retary of the stato Board of Charities
iiri.l i 'on i-i-tlon. attrlbutcs it to the hu
iii,ut- administration of Mr. Wood.
Thc results of lhe rub noye'r to piin
!sh ii convlct by strlpes oxcept ;,. i
l.-ii-- rcsort, and then only aftor per?
sonal investigation. are eharactcrlzed
by Mr. Mastln aa noihing short of ivon
In th?> annual report of tho Stato
Board of Charities and Corrccllon,
whlch wlll soon bo issued from tho
press, flgures ure glven comparlng the
number of convicts punlshed by wlilp
1 ii11 ? during tlie cisht months endlng
September 30, 1010, witli those dealt
wlth ln thc same manner durlng tho
corresponding perlod of tin* pree.edlng
year. The rhowlng ir. as follows:
Punlshmcnts. 1909. 1910.
I-"ehruary . 77 46
March. 110 38
Aprll . U'2 s
May . 13*1 9
June . 112 J I
July . 12? 7
Aiigusl . 10C ii
September . 100 S
Totals . Siil 138
ln addltlon, Mr. Wood haa adopted
th- practlce of awardlng good conduct
buttons for perfcct behavlor for slx
months. Th- offer of tho buttons
made the latter i arl r.f May, and at thut
tlme there ivert I 199 men in the prlson.
Ai th,- ond of th- i\ months a total ot
:i*-i buttona were awarded.
Xcnrly All nebave Well.
This result is still more remnrkable
as showlng the discipllno nt tho Stato
prlson when it is considered that nll
who went out during thc six months
lost tholr chance of a button, Includlng
thoso who went to the State Kurm.
those who li-,!, those wlio wero paroled
and those whose terms explred. Prlson
ers wlio ontered tlu- penltentlary after
May :t0 had not spent slx months
tlie buttons were offered and ci ...
riuently were not cllglble. The fncl is.
that tlu- griod behavlor men comprise
nearly lhe entire prlson populatlon.
A hlthorto unnoticed incldcnt mark?
ed the hoiidays at tho prlson. Tho
Governor desired Mr. Wood to nauir
on- man who, hy hls especial ?,-?,,"!
conduct desorved a Christmas pardon.
The superlntendent had so many go'od
men that ho did not know what to
say. At last he pltchcd on a negro
who, l,y reason of hls weak physical
condition, wns employed to dlslnfcct
tells. Ile observed overy rule aml wus
n mo-Jel prisoner. Thero were. hundred.;
iriore just ns good, hut Mr. Wood ?;??
clded to recommend hlm for tho pardon
by reason of tho fact thut bo hnd been
very ill for a long tlmo In prlson. IU
was relensed, nnd sent .Mr. Wood ?
Christmas curd from hls homo, wrltlria
across Its face, "A, merry Christmas
battle to a tii
Harvard Aggrcgation in Game
[Special toTho Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1
-Nushville, Tenn.. Decembor 30.?Cap?
taln llamiltou Fish's eleven of Har?
vard All-Stars. composed of Harvard
law school students. played tho Vdn
derbllt-Se.wanoo stars a spoqtaculur
gitnie, in which neither slde scored, on
the Vandorbilt Uplverslty Hold this af?
ternoon. In spite of a'muddy flold tho
giiiiif was fust from start to finish, and
th- fcati'l-e whh tho run of Ilanillton
l-'lsh for lon yards, wlth a cloar fleld
und only Necly Browne. tho eelebratcd
Sewanoo player, in pursult. Browne
caught up with l-'ish and downed hlm
tbn yards from Ihc Vtindeibilt-Sewunoe
r-Iarvnrd used forward passca to
piucli advantngo. und played a niugnill
cent defenstve game. Tho Smvanoe
nml Yandorhiit forces were assistcd
hy s'mlth itud S-hult/.e. the Michigan
players, tiinl Fleldln'jr Vost, tho Mich?
igan coach, i-o.-icheii tifo Tonnossoe
Mc-riugin. ihe Vandorhill. coaeh,
played left giuinl for tlu- local:?, and
did lniiih brlllj-int punting.
M>|| Known West A-.hevllle Citlzcn IStaliboii
ln Hl-fht Lung.
Ashoville. **.*, i-.. December OT.? Wlth n
kulfc lilade stur-k in his rlglu lung to a
depth ol' four hu-hes aud still prolnidlnc;
from Iho wnund, John Davis, u_jv?ll known
i-ltlzi'ii nt' Wesl Asheullle, siiiK?eVrd lnto
hls home early to-day nnd tnf&rmod hls
wife thut he had boen cut. 'Iho injured
mail did not icnnw tho knlfc. wus alill oro
bedded ln Iiiu lung untll pulled out by hls
Tlm stabbhiff res'ultod from im nffray be?
tween Uio young uon of Mr. iln\la nnd a
voting miui iiiiinoil McMnhou, lu whicli (he
father, wlio oiidonvnrod lo act itu peace
inalcor, wns stnlibed. After lhe cuttlllK,
whloh Ib nllcged to hnve boon done by llr
Malion; tho lattor mado hls osoupe, but later
PhysloJiins pronouncc Davls's condition as
I'iii-iicII U in- Chnmpinnshlp.
N'ow Vork, IiiHomlicr OT.?'''he fornr-ll .hoss
tottni won Uu- oIiiiiuiiIoiihII) Ior tho llftlt
lllho ln Iho twolfth aninutl innilrst of Iho
IrlnuRiihir olinss lenguo. Oorncll nnlsh-d
lilay "Itli B poliiia tu .'?(?,. poluiu ior ^L*un?yl
W?? won by Joe Mntion
In this race thc Bluebird
mado an avcrage speed of 51.5
miles per hour, better time
than was made by thn winner
of the Cobe race for big cars
the following day.
The Chalmors ".30" had no
mcchanical trouble of anydc
"Cars of Character7*
Coming Week Expected to See
Interesting Dcvelopments in
ISprclal to X he Times-Dispatch. j
Washlngton, Decornbcr 30.?It ls ru
mored here that the Vlrglnla polltlcal
plum tree may be glven a good uhakc
early next werk. and thai there wlll
be a goodly number of the falthful on
hand to secure the rosults. Just what
thls turn of the polltlcal pot meam
or who ls io be rowarded is not no'.v
deflnltely known, but it i? almost nn
assured fact that the comlng week wlll
see some Interesting events ln Vlr?
glnla polltlcal matters,
Just boforo the holldays Hepresenta
tive Slemp and Natlonal Commlttoem.'in
Alvah II. Martln. ..r Norfolk. called
Several tlmes to -..-?.- ? ?,,. Presldent, an.l
upon coming away dcrlared that tln*'*
would be ln a positlon to make a pos<
: ??. onnouncemenl regarding the mat?
ter of some Vlrglnla itppolr.tments at
.111 early date. No questlonlng COUld
.rlng frnm elther Mr. Martln or Mr.
Slemp whal the nature of the appolnt
:...?: ? WOUld be or who WOUld :'oc->r ??
them. n was unquallfledly stated how?
ever. that appolntments would ba
made. That was nll that elther would
lay at that tlme.
Mr. Martin uruallv ls a good frlend
? ?! thi newspapers and willingly dls
. usses any matters that bring him
:.. Washington 'hat toro not of a
Btrlctly prlvati and contldcntial char
a. ui- In fact. he has been known lu
call up the correspondeiits for vir?
qlnla papers and cive them valuable
suggestions. Recently. however, be
stated that ho thought it better to
make no unnoun. etr.ent regarding
pendlng matters untll after thc holi?
days, but that ho felt certain when
the news did come from tb.- White
House it would be .,f a nature to
please rriaoy persons in Virginia.
After nest Monday. whlch ls really
New Year's Day ln Washlngton. somo
. nnouncemenl Is expecti d from th
l-VcHldenl regarding Hu- vlsits of Mr,
Martin and Congressman Slemp to the
Whnl l? 1'iirsotis Doingf
Dillgeni Inqulry lioro haa falled to
throw any light on the inu-stlon or
when th- Pa'rsons-Saunders contosted
. lectjon . 180 Is t?. come beforo 'the
lloll.-e t'o' ... VOte.
home time 1,,-i.k- lt was thought that
Mr. Parsons would be eagcr ??> have
the case taken nn an.l decided tmmedi
utely, bul nt thls time a decision is
not In slght. The fact that Judge
Saunders is golng to South Carolina
about the uiiodle of the coming month
to ih'llver th.- annual address before
tlie Bar Association would seem to
iu.li. ate that the matter is not giving
him any trouble iust now.
JHSTAKKS <ON( KNTKATKIl
1,VK rOH M1NKUAI. WATF.n
Peterkburg, Va., December M.-Mistakins
concentratcd lye for mlneral water nn.l
ilrlnking a small Klassfu! of It. Miss Ellza
n, Ppoitswoort1. member of a promlnent Fe
lersburg famlly. ls qulto seriously III '"
nlglil at the home of her sl:iter-lii-law. Mr'.
Isabeila Spottswood. on Ilich Stroet. Dlsi.ov
erlns her mlstakc Immedlately a physlclan
was called. Aiilhlot.-s ivera admlnlsU-red.
rellevlng the agony.The young- woman will
OLD FRIEND KI0SK? AGAIN
Now lt Itemlndfl Vh Jlercury 1-VII Tliree De
?in-r-s nn Hour in One Dny.
The mercury ln, Hlchmond yesterday fell
.ni an aver.-tf-e of three riegre'es an hour. At
11 o'clock' vciterdRV mornlng the thennome
i.r in tho'klosk in tbo Capitol Snuaro reu
latured BS .le(tree... and at ll o-olnck last
nlsht was at tb- freezlns polnt. Thls is the
fororunner of tlie cold wave prcdlctcd -for
Matinee and Night,
" THE FIRING LINE "with
Frank Patton and Edith
Bv Kobert W. Chambers.
Prices: Matinee, 25o to ?1.00; Night,
2ac tn 51.no.
ACADEMY-Mon. and Tues.
lu tiu: Vlvid Play Like No Other,
"A I'OOI, THI-lliK WAS."
In Moving Pictures
Men's meeting Sunday, 3 P. M.
and family Saturday, 8 P. M.
Monday, January 2, at 10 A. M., 3
and 7:30 P. M.
Admission?Adulta, 10c; Children, 5c
New vaudeville Monday nnd Thursday.
New plctures Monday, Wertnosrhiy and Frl?
day- Only the best nt boili. Amu.ieu.ri
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