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Ituaine? Cftlce.S;? K. Main Street. :
touth Richmond.Hull Street
Peteraburc Uurp?:i....:03 N. Sycamore Street. !
Lyncr.burc Uuteau.51i ElShlb Street.
ST MAIL One Pix Three One
VOSTUGK PAID Year Mos. M.i?. Mo.
Pally with Sunday.?5 M tf.00 ?'??<) .M
Dally without Sunday.... 4.CO 100 l.OO .33
Funday ?tltion only. 1.00 100 .M .!J |
Weekly (Wednetday). 100 .50 .33
By Tlrnei-Dlirntch Carrier Delivery Ser?
vice In Richmond (and ?uburbs) and Pe?
tersburg? One Week
Dully with Sund-.y. 33 cent*
Dally without Sunday. 1* cents
Sunday only . 6 ce.it?
TTntered January LT. MOS, at Richmond.
Va.. oi ?econd-elOM matter ur.dc net of
ronercs? or March S. 187*.
WEDNESDAY, JULiY 24, 1912.
RIGHMONDERS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE
The movement to annex the sur?
rounding suburbs according to some
gradual method to be determined by
the facts of population, heeds, tlxes,
wealth, which aro now being Inves?
tigated by the Chamber of Commerce,
snacks oho problem of Richmond's
rrrowth In the right way* The matter
of the city's expansion is not one to be
treated occasionally and In a hap?
hazard manner. It Is a question of
easily deilned economic laws and of the
strict application of Justice to con?
flicting claims. As a matter of fact,
thousands of persons who are to all
Intents and purposes citizens of Rich?
mond :ire deprived by the acciJent of
residence of the advantage? attaching
to such citizenship. There per sons
work in Richmond, contribute to Its :
prosperity and growth, and are attached
to it by every tie. When tho number
of these people in any locality becomes
great enough, the}- shoul.*., almost tu- i
tothatlcally, be included within the cor- '
porate limits. It Is not merely n mat- [
ter of boosting the pcpu'.slen. but of J
puttlnp all real Rlchmonders in the
The advantages will t>r, mutual. Hois
the city and the annexed territory will
boneT.t. The outlying districts will fc"<t
eorviee that is now impossible, They
will hav? a rft.tl stake in the commu?
nity, The city will profit by Ilia In?
crease In ah:* and by the relief of what
now la a serious congestion. In com?
parison to populate n. tha urea of ltleh
rnond Is much am?ll^r tltnti the, aver
r>g<, Amertcin city. On, oheck fii-alnsl
the natural expansion of Us people Into
suburban districts la that they win
loa? B'im? of the benefits <if 1.? 11>ij ac?
tual member* of tha Richmond corpo?
ration. Annaxatlon of thesn district.'
will tend to produas n natural nnd
l.eiiitliful diffusion of the, inhabitants,
Certainly physical advantage* at
t&eh to the control of this territory by
the, corporation, No l.-.ruci city la In?
dependent of Iis immediate environs.
Th? proper reg<ilstlon of sanitation,
for example, cannot he enforced be.
yond the cdee of ihn city, Vot In this
twilight sona Uta ono Of the umstftet
nuintiiKit dangers to public] health.
Street extension, water, toWaise. trans?
portation, can all bo better controlled
if the filty lias absoluta power in this
Rlc.l'.mond Is growing. In wealth, Im?
portance, population and complexity. I
Naturally she must cover mere terri?
tory. The scientific study of the ques?
tion of annexation should result !n a
Just and progressive Inclusion of those
refe-lons that are vital parts of the city,
and remove the very possibility of a
physical check upon progress'.
conscription in exoland.
It would seem clear that England's
nhandonm?vit of her position of "sp'.en
diJ Isola-flon","* as L?ord Salisbury some?
what derisively termed her attitude
toward tho continental powers. Is fnst
bringing her to the point where s!:.>
will have to face squarely and d< "I
for or against general military ser?
vice under the name of ?'conscription"
cr some other, as the conditions fore?
shadow a decision for. as unescap?ble.
Her departure from her "splendid Iso?
lation" policy, which was made espe?
cial1/ evident by her course in bring?
ing about tlie triple entente, hii for
its main object the further "isolation
of Germany." As to that phase of her
purpose she succeeded. But at what
cost? That of incurring the obilga
morally implied, of doing her full share
towards preparation to render the,
agreement m'lltantly effective in
ging the vital nubd o/ general or
when It was
h. strong in
id can kI\
jf<r,co tho general service probh
agsJr, to from, with every indlc
of 'ts becoming a burning Issue. How
Importantly it, is looming may be
judged from the cynical, taunting and
warning remark of Karl Crewe In tho
House of Lords tho other day. that
general service could not bo adopted
until after the next war. This was
tantamount to expressing the belief
thnt only defeat and humiliation co.;ld
bring England to a realisation of how
defenseless she would be in enso of
any defection of her allies In the
entente or in the event of a continual
combination against her. the nation's
powerful navy, none the les?. Another
significant proof of h <w scrio?sly the
subject Is regarded, and of concession
of dependability upon the allies was
furnished by Mr. Amery In tho House
of Commons, where on opening tho
vl< bate en the "army estimates," ho
esked explicit guaranty that the War
Office recognize the duty of providing
forces of such strength as to make it
unl'kely that an attack by Germany
upon Franco could succeed, and. there,
fore, Improbable that an attack would
In the light of the considerations
enumerated. It seems Impossible that
England can much longer avoid pass?
ing tinder the shadow of militarism
of some form or nnother. unless she
would endanger her power prestige
and safety even ns a consequence of
suronder'hg her "spehdltl isolation"
which policy Is now construed as n
confession of consciousness of wcak
poss and of fear of Germany. She
must c!!r.!- to tho Substitution at the
price of having her partners dictate
'ho strength of hor military cstabllsh
n erit or risk having to learn the
mort'fylhg lesson Karl Crowe outlined.
c mi is. m \ \xi\c.
The tears that tho news of Clirlo.
Manning's death will bring to men's
eyes will not bo the tears of hypocrisy,
nor tho sorrow In their hearts Insin?
cere. To know him was to like him.
To-day In Richmond the grief that
goes out for the vrit'jriely loss of one
of the most popular and one of the
most likable men In the city will be
genuine. Th* low and tho high In!
estate, feel a common personal Sorrow
that they will not know his hearty
greeting cr seo hlF familiar smllo|
again, for even the mere ncqualntanocn
of Chris. Manning felt that he was a
friend to them. Of sush a man n:i he
It was written. ' Let me live In a house
by the side of the road where the raca,
-it men go by, and be a frland r>i
To the people of Richmond Mr. Man?
ning rendered an unselfish and high-}
minded service In aiding them mnn-j
fully In tho struggle for the now form
of municipal government. In tho crltl-|
cat hour, when the life of the measure
depended upon its relation to the Po?
lice Hoard, Mr. Manning, facing tliej
question whether or not the Police)
Department should bo tinder tho Ad?
ministrative Bcr.rd or the Police Board,
courageously avowed that the abolition!
of tho Police Board In the Interests
of the city would bo absolutely accipt-'
able to him. For years he had reprc-'
sented Jefferson Ward In part on that
board, and he died one of Its repre?
sentatives, but ho did not hesitate w>
offer his Influence for tho abolU'on of
hin office, for th: welfare of Rlchmoni].
Largely a self-made man. he grew
more and rr.oro into the public con
! fidence as ho went on In public life.
I for It was known of all men, that If he
had faults ho wns first to admit them.
He did what he thought was right; he
dealt squarely with his fellow men.
i;:; was a kindly personality that will
; be sorely missed here.
MCBXSE It TOMODILE DRIVEng.
The propored ordinance requiring
utomobil<| drivers to secure a license
ftcr passing an examination as to
heir ability and qualifications for
unnlng a machine Is a step '.n the
Ight direction. it will enable the
ity to prevent reckless. Incompetent
lersons from becoming menaces to
iubllc safety. The clause requiring
?vldcnce as to the mental, moral and
?hyflcal equipment of the driver he?
re tl . .: ? -cc Is Issued will enable
he police u. keep habitual drunkards,
em) ? ..? I t tlly unstable people ami
Physically Incompetent applicants out
>f positions, where their fallings may
menu A rath to innocent pedestrians or
requirement upon those who seek to
jare fitted, nnd this llcenso Is revoked
I for a failure to comply with traffic
; regulations and police control, and
heavy fines are Imposed for theso vio?
lations, the accidents that have horr'
Iled Richmond should In tho future be
ai..\>: rooit MCHOliASI
Considered from tho standpoint of
many Of our politicians and statesmen,
this Is an era of pollttcul chaos und
disaster. Some of them have boon
I thrown from the band wagon beforo'
I they have oven dreamed that trouble'
I was impending. Others have been
; rudely awakened from a feeling of
I fancied security and arc. now ongagodi
In a frenzied effort to catch up w'th
? the political procession. A number of,
Sur national legislators are now wild;
?Ith the desire tu leave Washington
for their homo districts, where their j
political fences are In need of exten?
sive repairs. The prospects of other
members for re-election aro so bad
ilhat they would probably prefer to
remain in tho Capital city to the end
Of their terms rather than face their 1
liishatlsflod constituencies. Everywhere
1 there Is disappointment nnd blasted
I Whatever may bo the misfortunes
'which have fallen upon our national
legislators, tiiere Is no one, however
! m! his lot, but that he cannot sp.'.ro |
a tear for tho erstwhile .jaunty Nlch- !
olus Longworth. Ills father-in-law Is j
a candidate for the presidential rioml
I nation, and In this aspiration he evl- \
Jdently has the Unqualified Indorsement ;
;?f his daughter, Mrs. Longworth. On
tho other hand. President Taft con?
trols the Cincinnati political machine,
jl>>- the grace of which Representative
[Longworth holds hit seat In Congress.
An onnouncement by thla unfortunate
Ohio Onngrcssm.-.ti that he would sup?
port Thsodore Roosevelt would, there?
fore, be tho same ns his own political
valedictory. Tho Cox machine in Cin?
cinnati would probably put into Imme?
diate operation his political recall,
ileprcsentatlvo Longworth can truly
"Spirits of pence, where are ye? Are
yo all gonel
And leave me hero in wretchedness !
Words of sympathy would be but !
i\ mockery. Ifta friends can only hopo j
that tho Cox machino will not require !
tills already more-ihan-eiv,barras3ed
legislator to Issue a pronouncement In j
favor of President Taft'3 candidacy.
Reference would not be made to tho
unfortunate position In which he finds
himself, but for the encouragement
which It may afford to other states?
men who consider that their lines
have fallen In hard places. Let them
ci lislder the sad case of Nicholas, and
bo cheered by the reflection that it
in'ght be worse for themselves.
PIUVATE IM: OF PUUMC OFFICES.
i The political use of offices which j
[should he administered only in the ser- I
Ivico of the people la a Republican
abuse!. The present fashion was bc t
by McKinley, continued by Roosevelt I
an.l reduced to the absurd by Taft.
When the head of the nation uses his
office to personal advantage and be?
comes a perlpatet'c politician, his su?
bordinates naturally imitate his ex?
ample, and so It has come about that
Offices and appointment have been
ftrossly manipulated in the Interest
of partisanship or candidacies. The
sight which the American people have!
beh I 1 In the last decade ha < been dls- !
? pasting, for Presidents have become
r." more thin traveling county fair
Exhibits, nnd of no more dignity than ;
ward politicians. President. Senators,
Governors and Representatives have
been treating public olllces ns if they
belonged to them as much as do their
' motor cars and their gold-headed
What is the use of an ofll'c for per- j
! sonal account but graft? It Is worso
! than graft to put a man Into public
! position and then order him to use
!t ns. a political job. When a public
servant Is paid n salary for perform?
ing certain duties and falls to perform
i them or hires some one else at public
i cos, tto do them, he Is a raudulcnt offt
? I 1 and a grafter.
Woodrow Wilson stands for a
cleaner, better, right policy In this re
i spect. If he Is elected, he would do
is he is now dein;.:; he would stay
at home and stay on the job It Is
! unbelievable that he would prostitute
i public office to private purpose. It Is
unbbl'cvablc that he would spend a
great part of h'n administration In a
, private car Instead of In the executive
' o?lee. It Is unbelievable that he
would usi tils Cabinet officers as poli?
tic::! agents, and that ho would take
public servants off their jobs to put
thorn on political missions. If Taft
Ii t. be known as "The I'r! vate.-Oar
Wj .ire : the f ishloned w
Humphrey O'Sulllvdh, rubber
?nufacturer, Is a-runnlng for
ess fom Massachusetts as tho
rybody'a doin' it. Doln' \v
"Wish I ha in't taken my v
Sydney Smith once told a story
out a certain group of bishops who
d been having great difficulty obout
e repaying of a famous church,
me wanted wood, some marble, tand
on. After long wrangling, one got
i to pour oil on the water, and be
in in tills fashion, "My rtoar brctll
'!;..- WC will get this paving niado
Voice of the People
.\>Unn Count > "I'd Mr. Kyuu.
To th.; Editor or rho Tlmes-Dlspatehi
str.?i have rend with much Interest
In your columns tins Bryan-iiynn-.Fiood
tompost, und it has occurred to mo mat
there arc some, things that have not
been broui;lit out tii.it might bo of
Interest to some who are not laminar
with the Situation. BS some of us hero
In the Tenth District are. The writer
was born and has spont a part of bis
life In XcNon county close to thu spot
where t y Ryan Buont bis early boy
hood, and Is now living in the Tenth
District, and was a dolegate to the
Norfolk convei tlon and was present
a*, the Tenth D'strict meeting there
that recommendec .Mr. Ryan as a dele
irate to the Baltimore convention. As
previously stated In your columns by
Mr Joseph Hutten Mr. Ryan was rec?
ommended by Ills home county delega?
tion in this meqtli ? as a dolegate, and
trero was not on< dissenting voice.
Somebody has sun! that all these men
wer* rascals who participated in this
alTnir. Let's see.
Why did the Nelson people recom?
mend him? i think It was tins way.
Mr, Ryan was born the and reared
wheri? ho has a host of kindred, nna
went to New Vor': lind made a fortune
(I don't know how this money was
made). Later h<-- comes back to oelson
county and make:: It his home, nays
Ills taxes there, which Is no s:nr>ll
it' -.) lor the people of the county, ana.
not like some of . does not turn his
back on his less fortunate relatives,
but sees that they nil hive comfort
a'.', homes. He lo hot stop here.
Where money Is needed for schools
and roads I understand that he is
always n ready contributor and has
proven his pood I nnd frlytdshlp
for the people of N< Isbn on every oc?
casion. Now. \vl en it comes the.r
turn to show th< r fippr< elation, they
are equal to it, ai 1 gladly recommend
him as a dMeuat. :-? :n the Tenth :>ls
trlct. And .Mr, Ryan, on the other
hand, appreciate;, (ho token of friend?
ship extended iitrr by his home people,
accepts nnd attends the R.tlttmoro z> n
ventlon, where be does not sesm to
have taken any active part, hut sat
ntul listened to the nbuso hurled at
him by his enemh *
\ think Mr. Ryan's being r<r the Rn
tiir.ore conventlor. as a delegate was
due entirely .to nu exehange of cour?
tesies between !!:?? Nelson portion of
the Tenth District ar.d Mr. Ryan him?
11 may have b ? n pleasant t > <? t
there nnd listen n abuse and hear
himself branded a: one of the worst
Of criminals, but I hardly think so.
Mr Bryan was wrong .chin he at?
tempted to expel Mr r.--in from the
cur ventlon, and Mr Floqd wa? risht
in cnliintT him down and enylng 'hat
Virginia could rl'prhl her own ?wonws.
History will prne- that sh--: has al?
ways done this !: the past even at the
expense of her be- *t blood.
T do not think that Mr, Bryan In?
tended to be unjust, but he was sim?
ply mistaken, hoi derstandlng th"
circumstances, Mr. Rrynn I? a prc.it
man. only not conservative enough at
I think the mnjorlty of the Virginia
rielecatlon at Baltimore made n groat
mistake in not vol hg for Wilson from
the first, ns three-fourths of the Demo,
crnts of Virginia tavie been for Wil?
son since the Nnr' !'< convention met.
If I have mlsstnt-- I the situation, I will
gladly stand correction
If. r. BAKER.
How Ions Will Virginia Allow Her?
self to lie Misrepresented,
To tho Editor 6t he Times-Dispatch: '
Sir.?Why nil of this discussion about i
tho sovereign right of Virginia to
choose her own delegates? Every- !
body knows she has that right, cxact
!\- as she has the r'ght to choose her j
l"nlte,i states Senators. The .Senate |
of the United States, however, as has
been very recently demonstrated, is |
the lln.il arbiter of the fitness of Its 1
members. What Is there then revolu- ;
tionary or Insolent a beut the sugges
tlon that a national convention shall!
be permitted to pass upon the fitness '
of Its members? The truth Is that |
there Is a strong belief that the cry
about the sovereign right of Virginia
is a false cry raised for the purpose j
of detracting attention from the real ,
question involved; which is not one of |
the sovereignty of Virginia, but of the
sovereignty of the machine within the
Democratic party In Virginia.
It Is hardly to be wondered at that \
Mr. Flood should have felt called upon
to come to the defense of Thomas F.
Ryan, who was chosen by Mr. Flood's
faction of the party In his congres- ;
slphal district, but the responsibility
for that sell tlon rests pr'marily upon ,
Mr. Flood, who could have chosen any ?
one whom lie desired or prevented the j
selection of any one of whom he d!s- '
approved, arid no amount of praise of j
h'm for his so-called -defense of Vir- !
g'rila" must be allowed to obscure 1
th a all Important fact. While it may;
be true. . - ; l:s been said of him, that \
; his fours- has made of him a "ha,
j tionul character," it Is not beyond the'
i -'.Mllty that this dtsUhcr
I tlon will prove to have been dearly
Everybody in Virginia knows that
Mr. Ryan could not have been selected |
as a delegate from Virginia to Balti?
more or to anywhere else In any test I
whore'n the rank and file of the Demo- j
crnts of Virginia were allowed to make;
thi che, i r where any consideration I
I was shown for their wishes, and what j
Virginia needs, Mr. Editor, and needs
bndiy, arid what Virginia Is going to
1 have, unless sho <s unfaithful to her j
! traditions, Is not a defense of her sov- j
j erelgnty. but a defense from an or
; gahlzi J 1 and of cfllceholdurs. who.
Presuming loo much for her forgetful
riess and charity in the past, serene In
their own Iiitrenched power, turn a
deaf ear to the will of her people.
Virginia Is grateful not for the dc
? fense of Mr. Flood, but of Mr. Bryan,
who has . rnphaslz?d the Issue and
focused all ntloh upon It. and the ques
jtlon presented to us is how long will
tight fer awhile this
i' tan yard wuz hurnln'
ived F ho n "Turkish"
lOman will skulk away
in crossed In love an'
i4t ditch f git thirty
is fer a. nickel.
WHEN DAD WAS A BOY."
By John T. McCutcheon.
(OopjrUMi lBUi By Joan T. MoCatohoaa.]
"Das son* Ul ThU kind of Of* mirx't the hind o' Ufo tor m*. /'m funn. run au*,, ?ruf be a toldUr, 'nd gel
killed, 'nd then you bet ma'll be ?orry she treated m? thi* axioay."
Virginia Bit by and allow herself to
be m'srepresented ? How long'.'
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Glaring day?and the life, is meat and
And raiment, by a Funltt circle
So many little things draw close and
An island where we careless live Is
In three o'clock! Thoughts complex |
Yet. hoVrlng o'er the brink
Of this hour when we know but our ]
Long, purpling shadows crep on from i
W'th tides from a shoreless sea where
Shines o'er the waves our wak'r.lr.g J
souls to lead.
MABEL LAIRD GOODE.
Too Nrnr Kin.
May a man marry his father's hair 1
Bister? SOUTH BOSTON.
Tho law In Virginia does not sj e
clflcally prohibit, but it is Joubted if
any clerk would Issue license tor .- n
Please answer for me these quc-s- \
1. Will salt water freeze?
2. Does the First National Ban;* s?nv
3. Does tiny university or coll :n
own a machine which will si,dlt a sn.'ct
of ordinary paper Into ten sheets?
1. Has the earth been weigh-1?was
it weighed on a machine?
.". Is there a machine that will weigh
a pencil mark? B. T R. I
(2) No. ' |
t4) The weight has booh estimated
I (5) Tos.
Poem \\ anted.
' Will you be good en >ug?, to publish
the sequel to "Silver Threads Among
the Cold "? -'. c.
Will some reader kindly send copy?
A l.iirae Order.
Please tell me how ninny prominent
men Virginia has m.idudud; l:a>no
them; state what position they have
held, and what made them "noted
men." rj J.
I The whole, staff of the paper, work
: ing day and night for a month' would
not ho able to answer this demand.
Around the World.
Please tell me what is the length
of the .irctimference of the earth and
the shortest time in which the trip
has been made. THOS. SMITH.
Along the equator or any great cir?
cle cone whose plane cuts the centre),
25,000 miles Is the usual estimate. A
very small circle might be said to run
"round tie world" if drawn very near
a polo. The shortest time for the
"tri-,." is not known. There are no
transportation lines which follow the
equator nor any g'N at circle, nor are
there any which die wholly within
the Southern Hemisphere. The short?
est time would be that made by tak?
ing the fastest bout I'ncs and com?
bining with as great part ns possible
of tho fastest rail line*. All these lie
in the Northern Hemisphere. Starting
from London, there is schedule of ten
days to Vancouver by titling the fast
I Atlantic liners and the Canadian Pa?
cific road. From Vancouver there is
schedule by the Canadian Steamship
Line of two weeks to Shanghai, and
from there by boat to Tien Tsln and
by rail to Mukden nnd up tlv Man
lehurln Railway to the Trans-Siberian
] at Manchuria City, whence by rail to
London the total trip from -Shanghai
mav be made In sixteen days. Thin
I would foot up a totnl time of forty
Home for the Aged.
Can you give me the address of a
home for needy old men? C. Q. .1.
There nre local Institutions in each
count) and each City, We '.-now of
no other "home" except denominational
Institutions. \ letter to 'he state
Board <f Charities, Richmond. V??
might bring the Information you de
LIB tu of coins from J. Johnson. B.
p V. Brown and R N N contain noth?
ing having premium value.
News of South Richmond
Fouth Richmond Bureau. .
:??'.-> Mm.: Street,
Phone Madison ITS
Headed by ? full bra.M Lj.-.d the Fouthslde I
Montague Club will on the night of July n
march to the city Auditorium Forme?
Governor Montagu* will at that time ad- i
cl:> ?? a r.r ?:.?? :?: i ??-1:.. . ! ir. g.
The local club number* nea.-.y 400, and an ,
effort will be mej* 10 hn? that many in
line. A special part of the building will b? 1
reserved for the marchers In order that j
they will be ?uro of rood accommodations. '
Child Neorl- Kllle.l.
Caught beneath a falling pl.e of lumber.
Gray Itoberti. a two-year-old child, narrow-:
ly escaped Instant d?ath yesterday after- j
noon near his parrots' bom*. Thirteenth
ar.i! si..u,.r- ? ts. Thai tad 1? a..v.
t* attributed t? the fact that the heavy
limbers were caught on the curbing, w hlch
prevented hl? lite from being crushed out.
The child ? a? playing on the lumber. |
which is being used In the eonetructlon of ;
ling Buddenly It icave awav and h*,
was thrown to the ground with the heavy
mass completely covering him. He was
pulled out hl-edlng from a large gas'i 'ji
the cheek an.] a deep cut upon the bark ?f
the. head. Htl body was considerably bruls- |
ed. No serious results ir? anticipated.
lllrsehberB Meeting Postpblned.
The meeting of the HlrsChberi Cub.
scheduled for last night. was postponed un- |
til to-morrow night, owing to the absence!
of many of the members who wore on the
excursion. The rlub was organized last'
Friday night, and while the exact number,
on the rolls ts not known, it Is sa:! that
150 have sent their names in Sergeant J
O. Faunder* !*? president Of the cub and;
has a rerp* of precinct workers appoint* 1
to secure member* To-morrow a meeting :?
held for the purpose of mapping out n den-j
nlte campaign. I
K.xeurslons Drawing Crowds.
Excursions and picnics are keeping the
Fouthslde depopulated these days. Tester*
day fourteen roaches were used to haul the,
lare>- crowd that -.vent with the Central
Methodist Church to Ocean View, and fully
that number will be required to carry the'
united strength of the Btlnbrldf* Street
a.-.d Stockton Street Baptist* who will gn
to the |JB- place this morning.
House Part- ;.t Midlothian;
:ite n large house party Is b?lng enter?
tained by the MlSSe* Vatklns Pit the resl- !
dene* of tl.lr father. Fonntor J. B Wat
klns. at Midlothian. Among the out-of-town]
guests are Miss Wcodhouse. of Cluster]
Rprlngs; Miss Wirhbush, of Burkevllle, and,
Mlrs Rlchar'lson. of Farmvlll*
< nmplng Party Returns,
The parte Of young Fouthsld-rs who have
Vioon enJo;-!ng a week'* outing at Camp 1
Laughing Water, nt the Richmond Yacht
i lub, it the intersection of paling Creek
1 nr.d the James River, returned home yester
day. The party was chapreor.ed by Mrs.
Mrs. M. A. Ellington, of 1S0O Balnhrlds?
Ftreet, who has heen 111 at the Johnston
Willis Sanatorium for several weeks. Is
Mr. ar.i Mr*. >' A Raines, of ?rr Perry
Street, will leave to-day for a week'* stay
In Knoxvllle and Chattanooga, Tonn. I
It. A. Hughe:', of Swahtboro. continues |
very III at ti.e Memorial Hospital.
Miss Tomml* La Mar Oraham Is the guest
of her Mn>r. Mrs. R II Richardson.
Mr. and Mrs A. C. Adkln* nie visiting1
at tho Nansomond Cottage, Ocean View.
They have a* their guest Mra. W. L. Moody.,
[ of Brooklyn.
; MlsSoa Mario and Margaret FHlnrton will
leave this morning for Crawe, where they
fill be the guests of relatives
Mrs. John St. Walker and children and
Mrs. J. M. Grave? and children are spend?
ing the ni'.oih at Ocean View.
Mr. and Mrs Ocorje T. I.emmon. of
Charlotte county, are tho guci?;s Of Mrs.
A. M. Doyle.
Mr. Clements, of Washington, Is visiting
his daughter, Mrs J. j peck.
Albert DoytOj of Nevada. Is vlsltinr; his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Doyle.
Dr. E. (i. Hill Ik spending his vacation
with his family nt Goahen.
A. A. Adkln* and J. P. Jones are at
Kieling the Furniture Dealers' Convention
In New York.
Mrs. J. C. N'unnally and son. Joseph, re.
turned yesterday irom Ronnoke, where they
were the suexts of relatives.
Ii BIOM I"..\ l \ I ,I N VKVIiO.N.
Ninety-Pour Organisations Itepreseuted
nt Annual Meefin-r.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Fayettevillc, x. c. July 23.?with
ninety-four organizations of the State's
I lire departments represented by dele
I pinions, the twenty-fifth annual con
I tentlon of the North- Carolina State
I Firemen's Association assembled hero
this morning in the LaFayetto Theater,!
Three sessions were held during the
. day. After the convention had been
opened with an invocation by Rev.
Charles Koyea Tyndell, of St. Johns
(episcopal Church, chaplain of the local
tire department) Mayor John Under?
wood welcomed tho delegates to Fay
ettevllle, Mayor Underwood's welcome
was responded to by State Senator A.
H. Boyden, of Salisbury, the veteran
vice-president of the association. In
a very happy speech, A short greeting
was delivered by Alderman John J.
Mnloney, after which Goyerhor W. v.'.
Kitchln addressed the convention.
The convention then turned Ms at?
tention to business, and after the roll
call by tho secretary, a committee wat
appointed by the president to examin?
credential* and report during th*
afternoon session. Tno afternoon sc?,
sion wus called to order at 2 .30 o'clock,
and the regular order of business fol?
lowed. The association was shown to
"O on a sound basis financially. Th?
meeting adjourned at 5:1.1 1'. M. until
S 30 to-night for the final session. Th*
visiting firemen were guests of the
president, D, McNe'll, from >", to s
o'cioik this evening. The president
Introduced several topics of vital im?
portance to the association.
BOY - T IIA NOBLY MISSING,
Vinn Now In .lull lirllerrri to KoAil
Where lie la.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch ]
Elizabeth City. N C, July 23?A
brother and several other relatives of
the sixteen-year-old son of Charles
Layden. of the Belvlderc section of
Pcrqulmans county, were here yester
d.iy afternoon in search of tho young
man who disappeared from his home
very mysteriously ten days ago. Tho
boy was last seen in company of a
man named Vnhn, also a resident of
that section. Vanri was traced to
Berkley, Va., several days ago. was
arrested and taken back to Hartford
and lodged in the Jail. He refuses to
explain anything about the where?
abouts of the boy. While here yester?
day afternoon tho boy's relatives found
his bicycle In u bl.-ycle shop. The
owner of the shop stated that the wheel
had heen left there several days ago
by a man whose description tallied wtS*%
that of Vann.
Colored Man is Killed,
I Special t o The Times-Dispatch.]
Wlnston-Saiem, N. C. July 23.?It
nn accident nt the plant of the R. .1.
Reynolds Tobacco Company this aiter
noon. a colored man ahout sixty years
of age, named Broadnax. was killed
and two other colored men were badly
Injured. The accident occurred where,
n new brick smokestack Is being built.
A puley Is run up through the stack
for the purpose of carrying up bricks
nnd other material. The b :cket wept
too far and tan through the wall,
[causing quite a mass of bricks to fall.
Broadnax -vas struck on tho head by
tile falling mass. A steam pipe was
burgled by the falling materials and
one man ivas badly ? cabled.
Farewell to Missionaries.
(Special to The TImcs-Dlsputch I
Alexandria. Va., July 23.?A farewell
reception will be tendered to-morrow
night to thirteen missionaries of tho
Presbyterian Church, who will sal)
Saturday from Philadelphia for Africa
to engage. In missionary work. Among
the missionaries are two women. TeT
of the thirteen are expected to be pres?
ent. They will be accompanied to\\lex.
andrla by Rev. C. H. Pratt, of Rich?
mond, secretary of the Laymen's Mis?
sionary Movement for tho Presbytorlan
Church; SeVeral of the missionaries
will make addresses.
Entire Plant Destroyed.
Greensboro, N. C, July 23.?K'rs
Shortly after midnight th's morning
completely destroyed tho plant of Ihe
Gutlford Manufacturing Company, at
Troy. N. C, together with a large por?
tion of the lumber yards, Including
thousands of- feet of rough lumber
and a great deal of dressed hunber
ready for shipment. Tho loss Is rough?
ly given at from $25.000 to $50,000.
The explosion of a lantern, used by tho
night Watchman ,he boiler room
caused the blaze.
Lightning Strikes f'linrch.
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch/)
Harrlsonburg. Va., July 23.-^-Light?
ning yesterday struck the Presbyterian
Church nt Elktbti, Rocklngham County,
slightly damaging the steeple and
the roof of the building. The month
of July has been an unusually stormy
National State and
Solicits Your Account.
Capital. 81.000.Olid. Surplus. SOOO.OOfK
Best by Test for forty years