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PICK STUART AS
New York Hears That Yice
President of Erie ]s to Succeed
THINK GOULD HAS CONTROL
Wall Street Journal Claims That
Report .as to Transfer Is
Along with the rcpoit that a new
syndicate hart about secured control
of the Seaboard Air Lino Railway
Company, the statement was tiic
grapbed from New York last night
that the presidency ol the road had
been offered to J. C. Stuart, now vice
president and general manager of the
Uric Railroad, at a, salary of $50,000
a year. N. .s. Meldrum, of New York,
who has been president <'i the Sea?
board for several years, is u financial
lather than an operating ?Xpert. It
was never believed that lie would
remain at the head. Seaboard t.pie
got that idea long ago from the fu< i
that, he never muue a careful inspec?
tion of the properly. leaving all
operating matters In other hands, it
ik sauf, however, that he lias made a
wonderful success in hntidling the
finances of the company, which is
now In tine shape and making money.
Had I Ikured on Williams,
The general belief ulohg the Sea?
board system bus tuen that .loan
Skclton Williams would eventually
assume control. The work that Mr.
Williams did for the company was
recognized, and his election would
meet with popular favor throughout
Seaboard territory. According to cer?
tain reports, however, Mr. Williams I?
to become the president of the board
in the event that pending negotiations
Mr. Stuart, who has made a line
record with the Brie, has beon en
gagi.d in railroading since lt-SO, and
his cxpcrlohcu lias been gained by
service In all grades. Up to mOO, he
was connected with the Chicago und
Northwestern system, and he was
general' superintendent of the Omahu,
when m that year he went to the
Baltimore and Ohio as a high oper?
ating official. He has been with the
Erie for the last few years, and is
one of tho beat known operating men
In Eastern territory.
Settle Wage UucMlon.
In the negdt'atlons with the loco?
motive engineers a few weeks ago
over the question of higher wugos
Mr. Stuart acted as chairman of the
latlroad managers committee.
The offer Of Mr, Stuart Is reported ]
to bo connected with tho negotiations
which, according to Wall Street rumor,
aie in progress between the controlling
interests in the Seaboard and Frank)
J. Gould and 11. M. Haruch. looking to]
the transfer of the control to the two
liteil named, an operation which would
be facilitated by the coming sale of
the Cumberland Corporation's Sea?
board stock to a syndicate associated
with the present management ol the
says It Ik Confirmed.
Saturday evening's Issue of the Wall
street Journal says. "Confirmation was
obtained to-day of the report that ne?
gotiations with B. M. Baruch and Frank
.:. Gould for a working capital, or tin
Cumberland block of stock, of. Seaboard
Air Line, accompanied by an assurance
o; .1 free band in Hie management of
tb.. road, are going on. If Messrs
Baruch and Gould and their associates
have their way the road will be given
a more, distinctly Southern manage?
ment than it has.
"Both the prefent management and
prospective purchasers are credited
In responsible quarters with Intention
of putting the $23,894^100 preferred
Mock Upon a 4 per cent, dividend basis
within a year, possibly at the end of
Fix months. Last yenr the road earn?
ed a little more- than 7 per cent, mi this
stock, not including $100,000 to $Joo.
C00 annual nei**.|froiltjj, of tho water
line.". It is Wot rh -nothing that Sea?
board and Rock Islaird preferred stocks
are selling at almost exactly the same'
price, though Rock Island preferred
will earn practically nothing this fiscal
''Seaboard has been giving a good
account of Itself ever since reorganiza?
tion In November. 1910. This month's
Klos* earnings have been Indifferent,
but between July l last and May 15
jthu Kitiit was $1,010,900, <r n little bet?
tet' than t> per cent."
Three Member* r?f street < nmnilttec
Declined Junket luvlfnllons.
Several members of the Council
Committee on Streets with City En?
gineer Boiling b it Richmond on Fri?
day for Boston and New York at tin
Invitation of the Atlantic Bltullthlc
Company and the American Crtosotcd
Wood Preserving Company to inspi
si .i'mens of street paving in those
'cities with a view of determining the
'character of paving to be used on
| Broad Street l:i tin- party were
? Messrs. Pollock, Sullivan, Nelson,
'iSYlltshtre, Kcrgusson, Cense, Mitchell,
and Blllcy. Fearing that the expodl
itlbn might Im termed ? ''junket"
('Aldermen Powers, Don bOavy und
Gunst" declined tin- Invitation, while
several either niClphcrs of the com?
mittee were preVented from gem." tot
Those going o?i the tour will return
to R'chmond Wodticsdaj night ot
Thursday, after Visiting Atlahtli Cllj
and other points.
Council t'nsimlf'r* Schedule.
The Committee on UebOf ol the Poor,
which hu? ?evera.l i nie? failed ol .. quorum
has been called to iheet ..t ihi i . ?. llonn
to-n<(tht st S o'clock io open bldi m i unard
contract* for ?upplle? for the Institution. A
A rail )mr been l??u*d for a meeting ol
the Ordinance, Charier and rt^form C.
mltieo, which '"<? al?o iw < failed ol
quorum this month, for Tuesday Muht M
f o'clock at the Olty Hull.
The Committee on Printing and C'lolinn I?
On the calendar for to-night at y o'clock,
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
PAID GOOD MONEY
Newspaper Pretends That Sel
fridgc Presented Confederate
Seal to South.
! DID NOTHING OF THE KIND
Admiral Kept Fact Secret That
1 [c Got Relic Forty
An article in tho Washington Post
tolls of thj "Unding" nnd bringing t.i
Richmond of ihe Great Seal of the
Confederacy, a full account of which
was given In The Tlmea-Dlspatch oi
May 19. Although the seal was pur-|
chaaed outright by Messrs. ISppa Hun
ton, Jr.. Wllllutn II White and Thomas
P. Bryan, the Post gives Admiral Self- .
ridge the eredlt for having ??presented
It to the people of Virginia:*' The ]
Post article follows:
" The origin.il Ctreat Sea! of the t'on- j
federate States of America, which has
I been sought by many southern aocl< -
ties, hits been sent to Richmond, where!
lit will i,e placed in one <?f the muse- j
I uins. Alter nearly thirty years, the
I seal Was found by Bear - Admiral
I Thomas O. selfridgc in an old sat-;
In his home at 1807 Kaloram? Road.
?The seal Is now in the vault at the j
Jefferson Motel in Richmond.
??Admiral Selfridgc In a letter t?> the
people of Virginia, to whom he pre
sent id the seal, attested its authenti?
city and how it cam Into his posses
.?don. Me aid that when Richmond
was evacuated, the Great Seal was re?
moved by a clerk In the State Depart
"The United States afterward pur
chased many papers- and effects. Includ?
ing Hie State seal. Admiral Selfridgc |
acted as agent of the government and
received them at Hamilton, Onl irlo.
Tlie price paid by tha United States
for the Confederate State Department.
records, seal, and other effects was
$75,000. In ocogiiition of his services
he was presented with the seal."
Itccard? \ r,. Clear.
As a matter of fact, the records col?
lected by Oalllard Muni in the Librarj.
of Congress clearly show that Hie seal
was given to Admiral Selfridgc by
Colonel Thomas J. Picket! in recogni?
tion of his aid in securing the sale
to the government oi certain State
Dopanmi nt papers, which were sold
to the Culled Stales covernnie.il l>> 1
Colonel Plckett in IS72 for $75.000.
Admiral Sei fridge, then a lieutenant j
in the navy, was Ihr government agent
who inventoried and received ihe pa- i
pers from Picket! at Hamilton, Ontario.
There is nothing in any of the cor- j
rcspondenco to show that the seal was j
ever purchased by Ihe United Slates
government. It certainly was not In-j
eluded In ihe purchase ot siate De?
partment papers from Plckett, in which!
Admiral Selfridgc was the government
agent. Nor Is there anything in the j
record to substantiate an effort biting
made in some quarters to make it ap- j
Pear that the Oreat Heal of the t'on- j
fedoracy was presented to Admiral
Selfridgc i>y the United States govern- ;
ment in recognition of his services in i
closing the deal with colonel picket! ;
for purchase of Ihe Confederate Slate
HEAR GOOD AOVICE;
Dr. McFaden Preaches Bacca-f
laureate Sermon to Woman's .
Bidding them to hear In mind I
throughout the life Into which they
were about to enter tho cardinal vir?
tue of obedience lo the laws of God
and man. Rev. Frank T, McFaden D.
11. pastor of ,tho first Presbyterian
Church, last night preached the bac
calaurcate sermon to the graduating
class of Ihe Woman's College. The
largo auditorium of the Second Baptist
Church, In which the pleaching toolt|
place, was well lillcd With friends and!
relatives <<t the graduates.
The night services at the First Pres?
byterian Church and the Grace Street
Baptist Church were suspended for
ihe occasion, ti.omblncd three con?
gregations attending services in the
Second Captl-t Church.
In addition io the graduates, twenty
night in number, wearing the regula?
tion bachelor'! cap and gown, there
were preseiii the facility and board ofI
trustees, and the general student body
I contrastingly nr rayed Iii the sheerest
j of Hifmmcr white. The academic body
[occupied pews in front, directly fac?
ing tnc preacher,
lilt Opportunity for Service.
Dr. McFaneii Spoke earnestly to the
? young graduates of the great Held for
service that lies ahead of every good
and pure woman. lie drew attention j
I to women of modern times who haul
j started movements, secmlugD small
and inslgnlllcaiil in tin beginning, but
Inter assuming world-wide Importances
Ii lara Barton and Florence Nightingale,;
i Bald, were women of Ihls class The
; neld was bj no means exhausted; he
ti ol the graduates. The world stands;
j in need of women with high ideals of
?living and with lofty ideals of tcr
'! i-day'S teal lire of the com me per-!
ment will be the annual concert in the'
college auditorium this evening.
j morrow night the School of Expression
I will pu s-tu "A Virginia Heroine."
Wednesda) will be given tip I? class,
exercises. The commencement will
come to n close Tliursduy evening with
th<- annual address to t?ie graduating
I class, and she awarding or diplomas
Police \rri M Woninn, tJcl \\ hlnkr:
ami Big IUI. el Brer.
Ada Rurrell, oioied. was arrested I
yesterda) morning by officer? Gary]
I Mini Hill on the charge of running ai
"speakeasy' at her home. 1T'<?6 O
Street. The officers revived Informa?
tion that she w,is selling whiskey and.
beer Without a license, and when heil
house was searched, bctddei a email]
?liiantity of lioiior. ,-, -..rge tub IllUrt
with bc.ttied beer -.'a* found, it win
be used as evidence agftlhfel her whcnl
'<?.r ease is called this morning In Po-'
i lice Court. , J
PUBLIC SOME REST
Not Worth While Shaking
Hands When Election Isn't
D.ue Till September 10.
BIG LIST MAY BE REDUCED
livery Man Seeking $5,000 Job
Musi Pay i>J5o ;b En
traucc l ee.
I postponement of tho date for tho
I Administrative Hoard primary to Scp
I timber in has to some extent quieted
temporarily the efforts of candidates.
A somewhat effusive grasp of the
band and a noticeable effort to con
j dilate and be pleasant to nil comers
I are the only signs that a campaign is
on. Not for ii month .set will the
contest take nctlve shape. Under the
Byrd primary law candidates must
post their assessments of S250 and
I tile their notices sixty days before the
date of the primary, or on .Inly 12,1
I and from that time the list will have
I elos.'d and tho race will be definitely
between tin- announced candidates, of
th. twenty or more names that huvo
j been no-lit ioiied us prospective cepdl
? dales from time to time, it is probable
I that some will drop out before the
! linul entry day. There is yel ample
time for newcomers to enter the lists,
.?> voters have been chary of pledging
their support until the list has closed
and all the entries are in.
The new council, cut Just in half,]
takes otlhe September 1. Kroni that]
time to .luntiury ] it will continue to1
operate the departments of the city
and spend its money by the commit-j
lee system very much as at present.
What file Hoard \\ III Do.
For the benefit of voters who may
be selecting the five nun for whom I
they will vol.- for tin- Administrative
Board, it may be well to rocnl) ihn
fact often printed that the charter
amendments transfer to the hew Board J
all duties of ait executive or udtnlhis
trutive nature now exercised by any
of the committees "f tin- Council. The
charter expressly confers on the new-'
board, to be exercised exclusively by |
It. th<- management ami control of all!
streets and alleys, sidewalks and pub?
lic ways, bridges with their ttpprochos I
and abutemenls. public squares, parks,
Playgrounds, public buildings, sewers,
drains ami waterways; water works,
cas works, electric works, ami similar
plants now owned by the city or here
itftcr acquired, together with all mains, I
pipes, wiles, conduits and other work
connected therew ith, public cemeteries,
markets, nlmshousos, crematories, and]
generally the control, management and:
Jurisdiction over ,uny and all depart?
ments of tin- city government other
than the Police. Fire and Health De?
partments. It will also control all
other public utilities not specially
enumerated in the charter: also the
gauging, inspection, measuring, weigh?
ing and metering of all articles. Con
ccrning tin- management <>f ail d< -
partments under Its control, it is to
make and promulgate rubs and regu?
lations for tin- government of nil
officers nnd employes, and enforce a
compliance with the same under pen- |
Klccls t lly Officers.
?rile Administrative Hoard will elect]
the beads of all city departments, In?
cluding the City Engineer, Building
Inspector, Superintendents of the Gas
and Water Works, and all subordinate
officers; it will have the exclusive
control of th.- awarding to contract
of all city work, purchase of Supplies,
auditing of bills and payrolls, and the
Council Is reo u I red to set apart to Its
us,, in the annual budget as far as
practicable the fairly anticipated
revenues of the government 'n lump
sums for the maintenance of the va?
rious departments and the making "f|
The board Is to sit dully at the City
Hall, and the met,,hers must give all
their time to city business. i
Th.- point that each voter must de?
termine fen- himself at bis polling place
on September1 10 next Is which five
of the available candidates most
nearly measure up to the requirements
outline,! above In experience, breadth
of view, ability to grasp new nnd
large problems and the fidelity nnd
patience to carry them to a successful
lU'KjMinnihillty is Great.
During the next few years no five
men in Richmond will have more to
do with city planning and city I lidd?
ing than the five tuen nominated in
the Democratic primary en September
in. Kxnetlv in proportion to their
fidelity and ability will be the growth
and development of Rli hmond.
Kseiipeil from Itcfnrmnfory.
Tin Ith-hmond nolle, were last night aak
i ii to look for *isht hois Who escaped yes?
terday from the l.auicl Reformatory and
v.. re believed to hove come to this city.
Several guards from the institution wore
sent here to look tor thorn.
trrealeil for felony.
t'eriy Carter, colored, was arrested yea-.'i
terdui by officer" Allen und Jordan on ?'
Warrant sworn out by Nora Seay, accutln:
Iiiiii uf a felony.
Arc to-morrow and Wednesday when the Society Circus
will be in town i<? work with joke and jcsl for the material
benefit of that most worth} charity PINE CAMP. While
even feature ?'t the usual three-ring circus will be played
up by ilic most talented artists of the city, and every de?
tail will be as complete as the usual lransi< m how, there
is one material difference thai is EVI kY CENT
taken in will be spent right here .tt home, and therefore
revert to HOME INDl STRI1CS, which is NOT the case
with the traveling circus.
The American National Bank
makes an appeal for HOME charities, just as we endorse
the patronage of HOME industries and institutions. It
is the underlying principle ol
SECURITY AND SERVICE.
Total Resources, ----- $7,500,000.00
OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA,
KILLED ON HUNT
Dead Limb Falls, Crushing His
Skull, While He Was Chop?
BODY BROUGHT back HOMe|
Accident Happened in Hanover,
Where Party I lad Treed
Gua J. Engolklng, fifty years old,
lot 1? South Second Street, was in?
stantly killed at 3.:;<> o'clock yester
I day morning while on a coon-huntlng
I trip in Man?ver county, with several
I friends from this city. The accident
! was one or the mo.si peculiar known
I to woodsmen. The hunting .purty had
I succeeded In treeing 11 coon and had
surrounded their game. Mr. I3ngel
I king attacked the t;.. with an axe
land had cut some ?va> through the
! trunk when h HUddcn shifting In the
upper branches' dlslodg d a dead limb
of an adjoining und Interlocking tree,
dropping It from a height of thlrty
i live feel upon Mr. l?nsolklug's head,
! The dead limb was more than eight
'. Inches In diameter. With the rno
I in. niuin acquired In Its long fall It
struck the man on tin skull crush?
ing it and causing instant death. II is
companions swiftly extricated him.
but could do nothing more. The scene
I of the ac ldeni is about fourteen
miles from Richmond, hi I considerable
delay waa experienced before the body
; could be brought bu. k i" the city.
The remains were brought t" Uliley's
undertaking establishment at 12:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and there
1 prepared for burial.
v\ n?< Well-Knena Turfman.
Mr. Kngclklng was widely known
throughout this section n turfman
I and breeder of rac'ehon s. For some
! lime be was associated In this busi?
ness with Mavid bunlop, of Peters
lie is survived by a widow, who was
?Miss Minnie Howard. |hrcc grown
children: Horace Kitgeiie. G?stins
Louise, Howard August, and an only
brother, Mugcne ISngclk'ug. who lives
i at 603 W.-st Cumberland Street.
The Ill-fated hunting party left
Richmond at i o'clock Saturday after- I
noon, reaching the noiuhborhbod hi j
which the accident occurred late in
I the evening, In addition to Mr. I
klngelktng, the party contained Ernest I
Harris. Julian Shaunalt, and George I
Polndcxter, of Richmond .-? r11 Rennte i
j Loving, and Mr. Pitts of Hanover.
Srarchers Oet Body of .Inmes Wllllng
ham from Itlver.
The body of James Wllllhgham, who
was drown.d Saturday night in the
James River, was recovered by search?
ers yesterday noon al the foot of
Twenty-nlhth Street. It was vi'-wed ',
by Coroner Taylor; who decided that
aii Inquest would be unnecessary.
With several companions Wllllng
ham, who was twehtj -eight years old
and lived fit 12 North Twent.v-fourtn
Slieet. was llshltlg from a balge I.it,
Saturday night. IL- losl his balance
land fell In the watet He was drown?
ed before be could bo rescued. Ills
body was found neai the spot where he
REM FOR FINALS
Baccalaureate Sermon Preached
to Graduating Class at
Rev. W. Russell Bowie preached the
baccalaureate s. rmon last night to
the graduating class of the Medical
1 College of Virginia at Si; Paul's Knis
copal Church. The senior class, board
! of visitors and faculty attended in a
body. In addition to the congregation;
the church contained a large number
of students and friends of the col?
The seventy-fifth annual commence?
ment thus inaugurated will continue
to-day with cllnb .- at several of the
hospitals, and with an adjunct faculty
smoker at the college at S o'clock
this evening. To-morrow w-in be the
big day of the commencement, it will
begin at 10 o'clock in the morning
with a meeting ,0! the alumni at the
c.ll, go. 'l b. board of visitors will
! meet nl IS o'clock noon to review an?
nual reports and lo fill vacancies In
, the faculty
lAinchcous will tendered to the
' alumni and board ?.f visitors at "
o'clock tb-morrow afternoon. The
1 graduation cxerel ? proper will lake
place in th. City Auditorium lo-mort
rdw niulil beginning at 8 o'clock. The
awarding bl degrees will be followed
by the annual address to the gratl
| nates, which will tills year he dellv
| cred by Bishop Dennis J. O'Connell, ol
I the Richmond I llo ? sc.
Great Religious .Work Will Be
.Concluded in One Hour
FINAL MEETING TO-NIGHT
Every Person in Richmond Will
lie Asked to Answer
A second call for volunteer census
takers, Issued from tho pulpits of
Richmond yesterday morning, brought
forth results most gratifying to Census
Director Durham, the man who la en?
gineering; tho gigantic task of record-*
ing Richmond's population according
to religious preference. It Is believed
by .Mr. Durham that 0.000 vlt-ltors will
be enlisted by to-night when the final
meeting for Instructions will bo held.
Tho main auditorium of the First Bap?
tist Church will be thrown open for
1 workers from every section of the
city, to bo addressed by Mr. Durham,
.lohn Garland Pollard, chairman of
tho central cotmlttee, and other lead?
ers of the movement.
While the city was still gasping
from the announcement that a census
of Richmond's population would be
taken within two hours on the after?
noon of Tuesday, May L'8, Mr. Durham
gave out that the plani had been ]
changed and the census would be taken I
within a single hour, l ew people were |
able to believe this at first, but with
I the publication of the army which is
to uaslat In the undertaking, credence
displaced skepticism, and the doubter
got ready to put his shoulder to the
All Churches Clitdly Join.
Never In the history of Richmond
iias there been a religious movement
thr-.t has enlisted the Buppdrt and co?
operation of every race, talth and
creed as tills plan of census taking
has. and the result will probably be
permanently felt In the religious life
t?f the city. Once the men of the cen?
tral commlttoo perceived that tho plan
was actually uonSoctarlnn and unde?
nominational, that no church or faith
was to be favored, but all were tn
benefit according to tho work they put]
Into the movement, all churches threw!
themselves Into the work with a spirit
of fellowship that lu<s never been wit?
The mbcting to-night will be tho
Una] gathering of workers before tho
actual census taking is done to-mor?
row afternoon, .ludging from the at?
tendance and interest shown at the
meetings last week, a crowd which
will far surpass th" capacity of the
first Baptist Church will gather t-'
lake part In this service. The colored
workers mel Saturday night in the
First African Baptist Church for their
final instructions, and the committee
In charge of this feature of the enn
vnss reports that everything la In .
In this morning's mall the S.000 vis?
itors will receive their assignments
from the various section supervisors
of the nineteen census districts. The
visitors will go In pairs, and will not
be permitted to exert any activity
aside from the actual recording of
the five questions to be asked of each
p? rsoii. The business section of the
city will not be Included In the census
district, the field of operations being j
confined to the residential portion of
NOTHING IS HIDDEN
All Thing-. Must Be Repealed and All
Sins I.old llare.
"The First pivc'Mlhuies After Death"
was the title that Dr. il. D. c Mac
luchtnn gave last night to a sermon,
which dealt In a daring nnd unac-l
tustomcd ivny with the problem 01 j
telepathy and thought-rending as they!
touch the final revelation of sin and;
all things hidden. Proceeding on the
well-founded hypothesis that In the
transition of death, all minds become]
sensitive to tin- thought Waves of the;
universe, tho preacher deduced thai In
these supreme moments there will be;
a clearness of vision which will re?
veal the Innermost secrets of men. |
"Modern science," said Dr. Maclaclt
Ir.ii. "has enabled tin to see In a dim
sort of way how fhis sort of thing Is
possible. Thought-reading, or tele?
pathy as it is called, has at last conic!
to be recognised In a scientific light, j
I rider given conditions mind can read]
mind, lib as can he transmitted from I
soul to soul without tho aid of sighs
or u'ords. This is the new wireless
Klegrnphy of the soul, far more won-j
dcrful even than thai ol Marconi.
"And the scientists are further sug?
gesting to us. at least as a possible
explanation of the facts, that lust as
light consists In waves if ether beat-;
ing upon th" retina of the eye. so may!
thought consist of thought waves, dif-l
feting vastly in magnitude and motion]
from those of light, but performing
the same ofTice of Intercommunication
between man and man.'
Nojsro tccil"ed of Entering the K?lner
.lohn I. Johnson, alias Joseph Scott.'
w.3H arrested yesterday mi a warrant!
charging lllm with entering the;
Kolner Flour Mill;!, on the Hermitage;
Road, and stealing an oil pump and a1
lubricator. While Johnson says that ]
be is not guilty of the crime and will
be able to establish a strong illb.i,
was Identified by a junk dealer as hav?
ing -old him Ihc property for a few j
cut-.. He was arrested by Officers]
Kraft. Smith and CilbSOIl and locked lip
at the Second Police Station.
At TO FIRE IPPAIIATI S
WIM, WllllVB THIS WEEK
The new automobile combination
fire iruck and the three machines for'
chief Joyhea and bis two assistants.!
Chief Wise and Chief Raffo, are cx
pected to arrive in Richmond the lnt-!
tcr part of this week. 'j
The new apparatus will be placed for]
service at Engine House No. 1, Twen-!
ty-fifth near Broad Street.
PiHton to Read roper*.
T.'ie v-virxr meAgris of the Ilicr.rr.ond
Academy of Medicine and Surgery will he
neid to-mbrrow nicht. l'ap?rs will be read
b> nr. Rdebler YV.' Milicr and Dr. Beiert
kau. - a-.i- ...r-? aasaaaa-.-? ?as-. . sag
Please take notice that the last week of our
Fifteen Dollar Suit Sale
Starts this morning. You still have a good assort- j
ment to select from, and all sizes and fabrics are
; Gans-Rady Company
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ALL SILENT UNDER
Virginia Delegates Stand by
Statement That They'll
While tho Roosevelt campaign man-j
users are claiming that enough South?
ern delegate:] have flopped to make
Ilia nomination of President Taft Im?
possible, tho delegates themselves?
certainly those lu Virginia?are silent
under the charge* although statements
previously given the press showed
that they would stand by their In?
structions und promises. As a matter
of fact, if the delegates had flopped
they would not permit the fact to
become Known. Mo.it of them hold
federal olllce. If they announced that
they wo .id ignore 'nstruetlons they
realize that they would be thruwn out
of olllce by the President. If they Ig?
nore Instructions In the end it would
be regarded simply as an effort to
Jump on a spectacular band wagon,
and In so doing they could not hope
' to make themselves solid with Roose?
velt. This Is the view most generally
expressed by persons familiar w'th the
There Is no danger of any Virginia
flopping until after the national con?
vention Is under way. If Taft and
I Roosevelt should be running nock and
neck on the roll call after Vermont
had voted it would leave the Virginia
delegates, which comes next. In a tick?
lish place, especially If It should sup?
port the candidate who failed to get
the nomination after all the other
States had east their ballots. lu the
event that President Taft is Priding
by .1 safe mnrgln after the V's are
reached, Virginia could stand by Its
Instructions with the satisfaction of
duty well done; In the event that the
contest Is reversed. It could support
Roosevelt heart and soul?"for the
good of the party." *
Another question which has worried
the Southern delegates is the predic?
tion that Roosevelt might bolt If
! Tnfl should be nominated, which would
! increase the Democratic ' chances, in
the same way the talk that Taft
could not be elected if nominated
might Indue.- the Southern delegates
to gamble on the Colonel. They don't
want l<> be on the losing side In a Re.
publican light, ami they don't want
to see the Republican party defeated
"Put this down," said a Republican;
Inst night "The Southern delegates'
nre going to play the winner. In their'
hearts they virtually say to Mr. Tail.
"Heads We win, tails you lose, and
you've got to admit that until the
votes prove otherwise.' Can you hlaWC
ON TRIAL TO-DAY
Antonio Freadricic Must Answer
for the Murder of Mis.
Unless the ci/fonso succeeds in get?
ting a further continUnncc, the ease
of the Commonwealth against Antonio
l-'rcadrtcle, the negro herb doctor. In?
dicted for the murder of Mrs. Ros>6
Inez. Stagg and for performing an
Illegal operation, will be called for
trial this morning in the Hustings
It was expected last night that the
defense would make an effort to have
the case postponed. Commonwealth's
Attorney Mlnltrec Koikes Is praparod
to go Into It. and believes that the
State bait a strong case against the
The verdict of the coroner's Jury
which inquired into the death of Mrs.
Stagg held Kreadricle directly re
spons'ble for her death, h.ising Its
findings on h -r husband's direct testi?
mony, lie will be the chief witness
for the prosecution.
t-'readride's character and bis pant
recoid will !.e used against him. lie
seried a long term In the penitentiary
many years ago.
The Commonwealth expects to prove
that he not only operated upon Mrs.
Stagg. but bad a large practice for
h's alleged criminal profession.
HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT
( burns to lie \sslsted hj Philharmonie
The annual concert by the John
Marshall High School Chorus, assisted '
by prominent soloists and the Rich?
mond Philharmonic Orchestra, >\illj
take place to-morrow night at SlilO ;
o'clock In .lohn Marshall High school ,
A most attractive program has been ,
arranged, and as these concerts are
of a very high order, u most pleasant
evening may be expected. The concert
is open to friends of tiie school and
the public ami no tickets of admis?
sion are necessary.
CHILDREN TO SEE
Coupon in The Times-Dispatch
and Ten Cents Will Admit
Them to Matinee.
Just to show the children that they
arc not overlooked, Miss Lucille La
Verne has arranged a spec'al matinee
for th'lr benefit at the Academy of
Music on Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, when "The Prince Chap." by
.-dward Peplc, formerly of Richmond,
will bo presented. One of the bright
stara In the ?tat this week l? Lena
Culpoper, a little Richmond girl,
whose brother made such a tre?
mendous hit a ivtck ago in "Mother."
There i ill bo printed In Th? Tlmcs
Dlspatch on Wednesday morning a
coupon which will admit any child to
the Academy with lu cents added.
They can cut the coupon when the
paper reaches their home on Wednes?
day, and 10 cents Is oil they charge
at the picture shows, so the young?
sters can see a real play in a Ids
theatre for the prlc of tile "movies."
Of course, there may be more than
one child In the home who will want
j to sec "The Prince Chap," so It will
lie necessary to clip the coupon from
a neighbor's paper and get two dimes
Instead of one from the old man.
"I really bel'evc the children will
enjoy Mr. Peple's play,?' said Miss
La Verne yesterday, "and they will
enjoy th" line work of those dear
I I'ttie children In the play. Hreldrs
''The Pr'licc Chap' Is no clean mid
wholesome that they ought to see It.
and I am glad th h coupon arrange?
ment ban been made. By stalling the
rnatinse at o'clock they will have
time to go home for ?/Inner after
school. I am sure they will enjoy it,
'anil it w'll be interesting to the pia\
i its They will enjoy It like the'ehil
I As slated above the coupon will be
Iprintrd In The Times dispatch, on
i Wednesday. It will hot appear in
i "The Prince i'Ihit-" Will he presented
jnt the Academy to-night and all the
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