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WHOLE NUMBER 19,132.
RICHMOND, VAM TIT ES DAY, OCTOBER 8,1912.
WXATBKK TO JAY?Fair* PRICE TWO CENTS.
Cobb Thinks McGraw
Will Select Veteran
Twirler.
'DOPE, "HOWEVER,
FAVORS TESREAU
Boston's Star Pitcher Almost
Certain to Be on Mound, and
He Is Expected to Come
Through With Flying Colors.
First Game in World's
Series To-Day.
BT TT COBB.
(Copyright by the Philadelphia Press.)
New York. October 7.?When the um?
pire calls "Play ball."* to-morrow af?
ternoon at 2 o'clock on the World's
Series of 1912.
which bids fair to
be th? most bit- ?
terly contested
baseball struggle
eve.- fought be?
tween the Na?
tional and the
American Leagues
in a contest for
the highest honors
in the game, it is,
probabl* that more ;
ey? will be oen- ,
tred on the dia- !
Ty Cob*. mond than ever
before in the his?
tory of the national pastime.
The series not only carries with it
the championship of the world, but it
decides the supremacy of the two
major leagues. iMMt fall the Athletics
won from the New York Giants, the j
team which will represent the seniorj
league in th? 191; battles. This year
the American League will be repre?
sented by a team which was good
enough to land the American L*a?ue
flag, but which is an unknown quan?
tity so far as an Important series la
concerned.
Judging the probable outcome of to
?norrow ? game. It might be said that
iht Boston team has probably settled
upon just who is gotng to work. It is
likely, however, that Manager McGraw
baa the most serious problem confront,
lag him. because he has two men, one
of whom lie must select for the impor?
tant task of being in the pitchers' box
to-morrow.
In all probability McGraw has been
turning over In his mind to-day the
question: "Who shall I work. Tesreau
or Matnewion?" It would not sur?
prise me much if he would once more
rely upon the "Peerless Matty" to pitch
the first game of these Important con?
test*.
The dop? points to the nig hurlsr,
Tesreau, who. it is said, la a bear tor
work, and by opening up with bam
McGraw would thereby be abl? to give
htm the extra work needed, so that he
can be double back much more quickly
than Matty.
However. I think that Matty will
?pen this series, owing to his much
tout M steadiness in a crisis, and I
believe that this is just what will
please the Boston aggregation, as they
seem to have an idea in their mi no*
that they can wallop Mathewson as
they did in the interleague series sev?
eral years ago. But you can always
rely, upon this "Old Fox" to pull some?
thing from his sleeve that you least
expect. The worlds series may be an
entirely different story from that post?
season series bitween the two clubs
Wood Oa for Red Sex.
Aa to Joe Wood, the man who will
undoubtedly occupy the mound for
the Red Sox, I cannot help but feel
that be will comi through with fly?
ing colors, aa be is certainly a won?
derful ?itcner. and to-day the only
fear la my mind as to his classiness
Is caused by his recent games in De?
troit, when h; lost control, psssing
four men In one inning. However,
bo settled down and pitchej good ball
afterward, bat I think it was due to
Bis winning streak, as he had won
sfxtein straight op to that game,
more than his physical condition per?
mitted. Ha has proved that he has
all iila speed and control since, for In
1:1a next game against the New York
Highlanders he held th-m down to
two hits. I believe that he will SMS*
the game with all of his mental
ability
The cripples. Gardner and Carrigan.
sr?m to havi fully recovered. Gard?
ner bad great form In his last game
la Philadelphia. Carrigan will un?
doubtedly have th> benefit of another
day's res*, as Casey will catch Wood ]
tt h ? pitches to-day. As to Doyle's
bad ankle, be seems to have been the j
Sams wonderful second sacker in tbe
?tarts he has mad* since his Injury.
Thre* pitchers on each ciub seem
to have the call on th?- others so far
as working In this series goes. They
?re the ones who wis. he called ?? for i
regular duty. I think. New York will
?now Mathewson. T??,eau and Mar-1
?wars, sad Wood. Collins and O'Brien
are the likely selections for the Red
Box
Be Pssat To Argue mm.
Casey will relieve Wood. Carrigan
?ad Myers will catch the other rsmn
for their respective clubs. All of the
fans who arc optimistic shout one or
the sehr tbe teams winning surely
hau? a* great point to argue upon,
has never been In a World s
hat the Maw Tor ken with the
wonderful land of fifteen gasass which
the fast-going Chicago Cabs cut down
ta about raw and mm naif games,
ware only saved by the rimsrhaMc
worn of Tesrass. This, however, gave
to tbe Oteats and they
through la great style.
ABStktr essjpsrtses in favor ef the
Red Bag is the pitching staff. It baa
heeaa tang time since Wood, CoUlaa
STATE FAIR BETS
LIQUOR LICENSE
Judge Scott Grants Pe?
tition After an All
Day Argument.
COURT BELIEVES
PLACE SUITABLE
Court Holds That Open Sale of
Liquor, With High License
and Enforcement of Law
and Order, Best Solu?
tion of Prob?
lem.
Granting a license to the Virginia
State Fair Association to ?eil liquor at
the Fair Grounds, over the opposition
of citizens of Henrlco County, Judge
K. Carter Scott said last evening that
he had found the open sale of intoxi?
cants, with high license ami strict en?
forcement of law and order, the beat
solution of the liquor question. In his
court, he said, the trouble had bee:,
with the Illicit sale by boot-leggers.
If any place is suitable for selling
tquor, said Judge Scott, the Fair
Grounds is that place. The evidence
showed that the parties were suitable,
and that good oraer was maintained
on the grounds. The officers of the as?
sociation would i?ee to it that no other
person engaged ?n the business. If ha
should refuse to grant the license, the
sale would be limited to illegal per?
sons and places, and the officers would
find it th~;r duty to search for such
practio-g. on the other hand, by grant?
ing a license he would have responsible
persons to deal with and to hold for
any abuses of the privilege.
Maat Be Suitable Place*.
As to the argu.ne.it raised by some of
the witnesses, to the effect that no
place is a suitable one in which to
sell intoxicants. Judge Scott said that
was not a matter with which the court
could properly deal. The law had. In
mentioning suitable places, presumed
there were such. The State of Vir?
ginia would certainly not take money
from an immoral source fur licenses,
and the question as to the sale of
liquor being Inherently immoral, had
been settled by the General Assembly.
Sundry legal points were also raised
and decided. One of these was that the
Fair Grounds are not contiguous to
the city of Richmond, within the mean?
ing of the Mana-Berd liquor law; that
500 persons do not reside within a half
mile of the place where liquor Is to be
sold: that one license should not en?
title the association to sell liquor at
four paces on the grounds; that the
measurement with a view to ascertain?
ing the populaion should be made from
the exact spot of sale.
All these questions were decided ad?
versely to the protestants. and Judge
Scott ordered the license to be Issued
CHlseaa Are Deeadaata.
After the docket for the term had
been called and the motions in Henri
co Circuit Court made and decided.:
Legh R- Page and Hill Carter, repre?
senting the Virginia State I?iir Asso?
ciation, made formal application for
license to sell intoxicating liquor on
the grounds. Isaac Diggs. representing
the opposition, asked and received per-|
mission to enter the following persons!
as parties defendant: Frank D. Bev
eridge. Warn, C. Bentley. F. W. Laugh
ton. W. E. Hazelgrove. W. C Smith,'
Jesse A- Ladd. James H Chappell. H.
M Starke. FL J. Goodwin. W. G- Ma-,
hone C C Broaddus.. D. H. Wisman.
David Parsons and Thomn Poindexter.
Inasmuch as license had been grant-j
ed in previous years. Mr. Page an?
nounced it was not the intention of the
association to take evidence except in
rebuttal.
The court room was crowded during
the proceedings, a number of ministers I
being present.
AssUent* Are sattaMe.
Mr. Diggs admitted In the beginning
that the applicants were suitable per?
sons to sell liquor, adding that the law
required it to be shown by evidence
that the place was also suitable. Judge
Scott commented here that the fact
that he had granted license in previou?
years would indicate that he had con?
sidered the suitability of the place.
Mr. Diggs then railed attention to the
provision of law that the name of the
responsible party must appear when
a corporation asks for license, and to
end that feature Mr. Page announced
that Frank P. Tray lor, for years dep?
uty sheriff, would be that person. The
court said that Mr. Traylor was well
known to him.
Mr Diggs then addressed himself to
the proposition of law providing how
license may be granted In rural com?
munities In counties contiguous to
cities He contended that ?00 persons
do not reside within a half mile of the
place where it Is proposed that liquor
be sold.
j Jesse A Lad?" was the first witness.
He had with a tape line, measured a
distance of a half mile down the Boule?
vard from the Fa'.r Grounds, and then
I made a detour at th? approximate dis
I tance and had counted only twenty
seven house?, six of which were va?
cant Th-se were located in what is
known as *eott ? Addition The cross
examination was brief and ?ne?entfur
i W C. Smith, who bad accompanied
' Mr Ladd testifl'd to th? same effect.
I He' said' he did not Consider the
grounds ? suitable pUce in which ta
sell liqaor Cross-examined by Mr. C*r
ter ths witness said that -nowhere on
God's earth is ? suitable place. I am
against the sgloori even-where, because
it ta against w? snd everybody else,
a. measurement to ths aorth *ad
east bad bean made by S. H. CaappeU.
Ha had gone up'the Hermitage Road,
and eastward to Lebamnm. where the
line ended In the houae. He bad not
reached the Brook Road, that being
' beyond the radla*. In all this terrl
j tory. he said, there were but -
W. C Bentley presented the renol
tiaaw by the gig*? etertc? ? *
Set5
PLAN TO DESTROY
LOCKS AI PANAMA
Dynamiters Believed It
Would Turn Attention
From Los Angeles.
CRIME PREVENTED
BY THEIR ARREST
One of Alleged Conspirators
Pleads Guilty and Is Locked
Up Pending Sentence?Pros?
ecutor Continues Story of
Plots Against Non?
union Plants.
Indlanopolls. Ind. Octooer 7.?The
McNamara s and Ortle McManigal once
dihcussed a proposal to blow up the
locks of the Panama Canal. District
Attorney Charles W. Miller told the
jury at tlie trial of the accused "dy?
namite conspirators" to-day.
The incident occurred, according: to
Mr. Miller, just before the arrest of
the Los Angeles dynamiters when they
' were becoming desperate in their ex?
torts to secure exploaives.
"John J. called James B. McNamara.
his brother, and McManigal to tbe
headquarters of the International As?
sociation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Woi-kers." said Mr. Miller. John
j J. Said to McManigal. "we can't get any
' more dynamite around here without
stealing it. Now you go to Panama
and see what you can do down there.
; Tiie Mc-Clintic-Marsnall Construction
I Company has a lot of dynamite stored
i down there. You could easily get
; hold or it and blow up the locks. That
: would make 'em sit up and take no?
tice and take their minds off the Los
I Angeles affair'. McManigal refused
j to go at that time. Soon after they!
I all were arrested.
? The contractor mentioned was one:
j of those who had declared for the
j ' open shop" in the United States.
Changes Plea to -Guilty."
i Edward Clark, of Cincinnati, former
j president of the local iron workers, j
to-day changed his plea from "not gull-1
ty" to "guilty." and was looked up
pending sentence. I
Olaf Tveitmoe. of San Francisco, now
[ on trial, was accused in the govern?
ment's statement to the jury as having
j been the protector of tbe dynamiters
i on the Pacific coast. He waa charged
J with being tbe man who pointed out
i bow the Los Angeles Times building
j and the LlejrnUyu Iron Works ware to
i be blown, with wanting the Baker Iron
Works and the Times auxiliary plant
blown up. with promising to tbe dyna?
miters that bis friendship with Mayor
McCarthy, of San Francisco, would In?
sure police protection.
Events Implicating tbe present de?
fendants, as charged by Mr. Miller,
were as follows: W. Bert Brown, then
j business agent of the local union at
Kansas City. Mo.: James B. McNamara.
I and "a citizen"* whose name was not
j divulged, had a conference In August,
1910; about blowing up a $1.500.009
1 bridge being constructed at Kansas
j City. Previously negotiations had been
? conducted by Brown and William J.
i McCain, also a business agent at Kan
? sas City, with the iron workers' head
; quarters *ln Indianapolis, it was charg
j ed Mr. Miller said that James B. Mc
\ Namara offered to employ the "citizen"
j regularly, saying "there la lota of
; money in it. We're going to Loa An
; geles and blow the whole town to helL
| We have unlimited money back of us
I and if we ever get in trouble we'll have
the best lawyers that money can buy."
j The citizen did not go into the deal.
Mr. MiUer said. He declared that on
August 22, McManigal placed twelve
quarts of nitroglycerine beneath tbe
understructures of the bridge. Tbe
! explosions occurred tbe next day. af?
ter McManigal bad replaced the weak
i batteries on the bomb timers with
stronger ones.
Meantime. Jamas B. bad gone to ar?
range for tbe Los Angeles Times ex?
plosion, ho said. After this disaster
1 bs spent two weeks *.n Salt Lake City
in biding. He returned East then.
Frank Eckhoff. of Cincinnati, met him
In Nebraska, and the former said to
him:
Kept -Treaty t^ew."
~I have been keeping pretty low.
If I could get by far fire years like;
J. E Munsey In Salt Lake, they'd for?
get about tbe Los Angeles affair.
"Coming back on the train every
body wis reading about tbs Las An?
geles disaster, and I thought every
one was looking at me. That made
, me get off at Salt Lake Jamas B. and
McManigal then went hunting in trie
woods of Wisconsin."
? The next month at the iron workers
convention in St. Louis Tveitmoe bad a
talk with J. J.. according to MUler.
saying It was a!l right on the Paci?
fic Coast, and they wasted "some
Christmas presents"?the blowing up
of tbe Llewe'lye Iran Werke, the
' Baker Iron Works and the Times
auxilianr. McManigal returned to In?
dianapolis. John J. told hrra of what
Tveitmoe had said
j "It will be a great thing while they
sre looking for th* ?th?r fellows to
have eight or ten more of t'em out
there by somebody tfcey never saw."
John J. la alleged tn have said to
McManigal. "No one knows you. and
you can atfp la and do the Jobs. But
f {Continued on~Ef?bth" Page )
I Committee Will Canvass
Returns of Fourth Dis?
trict Primary.
REQUEST MADE BY
BOTH CANDIDATES
In Only One Instance Do Poll
Books Diner From Certificates
as Originally Counted?De?
nial That Turnbull Will
Run as Independent
If He Loses.
? Special from Staff Correspondent
j Pett-rsourg. Va.. October 7.?Re
I sclndlng its previous refusal to open
and inspect the poll books and ballots
used in the Watson-Turnbull contested
. congressional election the Fourth
District Committee, to-night began an
examination of the poll cooks and j
later began recounting the ballots. Ai
letter from Judge Waiter A. Watson. |
requesting that the returns be opened'
, and thoroughly canvassed was pre-j
' sented by Hichard Evelyn Byrd. of his'
counsel, just after the meeting hadl
been called to order, and after represen
tails? of both parties interested had!
guaranteed to pay the necessary ex?
penses of the investigation. The com-.
miltee agreed to the proposed action.
The letter fully and frankly joins in!
Congressman Turnbuli's request fori
? broad and nontechnical Inquiry.
Judge Watson declares that it has'
; been physically impossible for him to;
'. investigate the charges made in the;
; Turnbull petition, but that he has I
j every assurance that they can he
i easily met; that he is certain that no
j fraud was used in the election; that,
I he Relieves only one negro. H_ L. Jack
son, of Nottoway, voted for him, and
? that he will decline the election if it
j depends on Jockson's vote.
There mark lavcstlsmtlea.
In presenting the letter. Mr. Byrd.
J who together with R. H. Mann, re
' presented Judge Watson, declared that
i we don't desire to have the lid on
anything, and he made it emphatically
plain that Judge Watson concurred in
the request of Congressman Turnbuli's
counsel for a thorough investigation
of the returns- Shortly after ? o'clock
the committee began to inspect the
poll books, precinot by precinct, and
the task will continue far Into the
morning.
H. F. Hutchinson, of Mecklenburg,
was the only member of the committee j
absent when the meeting was called j
to order in the rathskeller of the Chee- I
terfield Hotel, which was packed with
observers. Richard Evelyn Byrd who |
had not previously appeared for Judge
Watson, presented a letter from him,
as follows:
v+ntsew's Letter.
"To the Democratic Committee of the
Fourth Congressional (District:
"Gentlemen.?On Saturday at 1
o'clock I was served with a notice of
Mr. Turnbuli's purpose to contest my
nomination for Congress and furnished
with a copy of his petition filed on that
day with your chairman. I was also
advised of the call for the committee
to sit on the night of this day to con?
sider the matter raised In said peti?
tion. In the limited time elapsed since
the receipt of this notice, it has been
physically impossible to inquire into
the numerous charges made so as to
make satisfactory reply to them In
detail and furnish the committee wttb
a formal answer at its present sitting,
so i shall have to crave your Indul?
gence for such limited time as you
may think reasonable In which to file
an answer to this proceeding. Infor?
mation coming to me to-day by wire,
letter and personal statement com?
pletely refutes the charges brought
as far as I have bpen able to take them
> up and Is of such a character as to
! warrant the belief that I shall be able
to vindicate entirely the conduct of
the primary in so far as the vote ac?
corded me is concerned, and I may add
I shall be glad If the same shall bei
found true of the vote returned for.
my opponent,
, Without at this time att;mptlng !
!details and without expressing any \
I opinion of their right to participate
In a Democratic primary which la for
I you to determine. I wish to* say In
general terms that I know of only'
one asgro and very few If aap white
I Republicans who voted for me in the j
primary. H. L* Jackson, a highly re- j
spectable colored man In Nottoway. I
who voted the Democratic ticket in j
the last general election before hear?
ing of my expressed desire that his I
{race should not participate *n the <
' election, applied at the polls and was '
permitted to vote. I value this man's ?
good opinion an 1 am grateful for bis j
, desire to help me. but in view of my
; declaration en this subject I will say
now what I hare said before, that If j
the result of this slectlon should hinge
upen that vote in Nottoway I should
decline the nomination That there .
ha*e been harmless mistakes here and
there, and technical Irregularities ex
persenc ? of past elections dor s not
r-ermit me tn doubt, but that there
has been any intentional wrong/Wing j
or actual fraud In the conduct of the
primary as hinted sad In one place
charged by Mr. Tarn ball X do not be?
lieve, i bare always been aaJ am
I (Continued on "eighth rag*. >
ALL READY FOR BIG GAMES. I
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ON TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE
CHARLES BECKER
PLACED OK TRIAL
Former Police Lieutenant Faces
Court on Charge of
Murder.
ONLY ONE JUROR IS CHOSEN
Prisoner Is Showing Effects of
Long Confinement in
Tombs.
New York. October 7?Charles
Becker, police lieutenant who com
mended the "strong arm" squad of
police gambling raiders, to-day was
placed on trial for ths alleged mur?
der of Herman Rosenthal, the gam?
bler. Out of fourteen examined from
the special panel of 250 talesman call- j
ed. only one juror had been chosen
when the day's session closed He
was Harold B. Skinner, an electrical
engineer. Of the other thirteen tales
men. three were peremptorily chal- ?
lnged by the State and four by the j
defense, Becker himself instructing
his counsel. John F. Mclntyre, to make
the challenges in eaoh case. The
others w?re disqualified by the court I
for bias or upon challenges for cause :
by counsel. One of the State's pe
remptory challenges was exercised on I
the first talesman after he had said .
that he was a former policeman. In j
nearly ev ery Instance talesmen ' ac- '
knowledged that they bad formed '
opinions from reading the newspapers, ?
and those disqualified declared their '
opinions would Influence their ver- I
diet
The criterion of the fitness of a {
Juror as set up by District Attorney i
Whitman was based chiefly upon j
whether the talesmen knew any mem?
ber of the Police Department, any ef ,
counsel for the defense or members I
of any of the detective agencies em- )
ployed by the defense in getting eel- (
dence
The questions of Mr. Mclntyre were I
timed to determine whether the tales- ',
men bad any scquaintance with any
of the State's witnesses or any mem- ;
hers of the grand Jury which indictel '
Becker.
Attorney Mclntyre declared that he'
had accepted Skinner because he be- ,
tiered he had a "logical mind caps- ?
ble of analyzing character."
That Becker had lost, weight as
the result of Ms two months' confine- j
ment In the Tombs was apparent. The
manner In which he studied each
talesman :n1!-?t >d that he was men?
tally alert, however.
Xo spectators were allowed in the
court room to-drv with the solitary
exception of the accused officer's wife,
a frail little woman, who sat far back
in the ro?m * solemn, arxlous listener.
Outside a <-rowd of curioes. with a'
sprinkllne of East Side ganrsters. j
th'onr*d the corridor* of the building,
but were kept In order by an active!
?quad of police, tnrludln* plain clothes!
(Continued on ^lghth~Pnge.) J
System of Campaign Contribu?
tions Gives Way to Legalized
Monopoly.
WILSON MAKES CHARGES
He Says That Interests Are
Ranged Back of Third
Term Party.
La Follette Committed
to Wilson's Candidacy
I Special to The Tine Psspatcb.1
Chieavo, I IL, October T?
Robert M. La FeJlette. of
to a rtatt?ft aaaee by tbe WBeea
> at lean 1 risgitoslv?, atepablfeaa
League, ?? whseh Robert M. Back
bj the Wertere
? to hare
Joined the league, which la Intense*,
it u asserted, as a
the KepwbUran party to
i
and to work tar the istsisa of tbe
Denver. CoL, October 7,?"la 'hare a
new dealT' asked Governor Wilson <a I
speeches throughout Colorado to-day.'
when ha charged that the United
States Steel Corporation and ether
combinations of capital were seeking1
to control tbe government by propos-1
ing that monopolies and trusts saould
be regulated by an industrial commie
stash
"The old method was campaign con-1
tributiona; Uk new method la legal?
ised monopoly." said the Governor as
he directed his attack on the interests
which he said were backing tne pro?
gram of the Progressive party. The
Governor drew attention to the Senate
Investigation by the Clapp committee,
and ssid the debate was centred on
that certain privileged interests' ha a
(???5 more Intimate with the candi?
date? of the Republican and Progres?
siv? parties.
"All the while I was trying to
formulate J -at what it was they were
debating wio one another, and. as
nearly as I could make out. it was
this who of the two had been th?
more implicated In the tr.ings which
had d scredt'ed the Republican party.
aa<i then I asked myself what was it
that had dlecr?4lted, or. at sa> rat?,
threatened to discredit, tbe great psrty
which has so long governed tau coun?
try, snd it was perfectly obvious the
gentlerren were debating which of
them had teen the more subject to
those influences which we ara now ?
aware have created meat of tb? com-1
plications which We wish to ,-orrect la
our economic aovelnpwisat
"The m*? >wb? hare promoted the
gre*? comv.inat:^n? of mpt'il sad toe
widespread urxterstandiags amongst
those are coadttctiag the industries if,
this country, wbtob have dominated
not only oar best? as. hat oar petitKa,
VIM SENDS
BEST PRODUCTS
TO BIGGEST Fill
VerdictPuts it Far Above
Any Held Hereto?
fore in State.
FAIRFAX GIVES
SEAL OF APPROVAIt
Blue Skies Cheer Crowds oq
Opening Day, Pine Exhibits
Attracting a Multitude of
Eyea?Wonderful Live
Stock Display?Many
Free Attractions.
? little wobbly in the
gards the Midway, a bit incomplete fa
two or three other department*, bat
vaetly augmented hi point of exhlbtj?
and tree attractions, the seventh say*
coal State Fair threw open Its gada?
at 9 o'clock yesterday morning to ad?
mit a crowd of merrymakers which,
had camped around the entrances sines
daylight. By the Urne the last oat
oar carted away the ultimate streg
gler. between 8.000 and 9,300 f rnrdB,
had been admitted to the incloeure
The early birds tramped the Midway,
listened to the barkers, rubbered at
the airmen, inspected the exhibits. sp>
plauded the free acts, filled Bp SB
dog sandwiches, and then met la so**
emn conclave before the grandstand)
to pass Judgment on Virginia's latest
exposition. With the evidence etil! tat?
complete and pending the full unfold*
lng of the big carnival which m ex?
pected to-day and to-morrow, they
agreed that, taken all in all. the State
Fair of 1912 Is several notches better-w?
in some respects many notches bette?
?than any show that the Fair Uses j
elation has yet staged.
The Beat, garys Fail Baa.
"I bare no heasbancy." said President
Henry Fairfax, of the State Fair Asso?
ciation, 'In saying that the Fair Is tn
every respect the best In our history,
I have been all over It, and I have cose,
pared It with all the shews of recent
years, and I find It superior In every
department.
"We have never had such a dis?
play of stock. The horses are twenty
per cant more numerous and fifty yes*
cent better In quality. In the eattJa
and swine exhibits the srsasat egge
sitlon exceeds the sell act lea of las*
year's fair by at least thirty per cent*
Not only are the breeds more nnptsr i
ous but there are more of each class.
i am particularly gratified at the
swine exhibit. I had reared thai the
prevalence of bog cholera in various
parts of the State would Impair tha
showing, but I find that my fears were
without ground.
"We have to make allowance tag
incompleteness on the opening day."
said Mr. Fairfax. "It is unavoidable.
To-morrow this fair win be a fas
different thing from what It la to-day.
And If you'll Just give as good weather
se'll give Virginia the ?est fair she
nas ever had."
Blae Sky Bringe Case*.
So spoke the president of the Fair
Association. The same sentiment was
expressed by Manager Warwick and}
a number of other nfilclsls who he es
witnessed fairs without number. The
only concern that waa apparent at aJL
had to do with the weather. Tad
Weather Bureau at Washington has)
telegraphed early that a rainstorm
was headed this way and was doe to
hit Richmond and vicinity sometime
to-day. Weather predictions, ho waves*
have been known to go amiss, and as
one was particularly sun let,
A better package of weather Car the
opening day could not have beam pat
together by President Fairfax. The
c'ty awoke early yesterday assnSsftJ,
, gaxed up Into a cloudless shy. caUea
i it good, and made for the Fair Omans?.
Throughout the day the sun aaeest
from s sky which showed no trace SB
a cloud from horizon to borlgaa. IN
weather was reflected la the gay holt
day attire of the crowd and la tha
unusually large number of we smb.
With half of the shows on the MJeV
way still tn a state of partial sssaS
pie:ion. the crowd spent the daylight
hours in the inspection of the sa?
il i bite which packed Industrial Holl? ?
'dosen less?r structures, a bslf IsBSB)
i teats s nd acre upon acre of ess a greens*)
If Ballyhoo Lane showed Big ss edj
'travel, the exhibits, oa the contrary*
were no.-., vari .?d and piled high.
The rac'ng. scheduled fir i o'cissaV
drew everybody who had the price aam
.inclination to the gran Island.
iwhlch was unrolled, la the es
the afternoon, the collection <
feature acta, which promise u
new standard for future faxes
sported ?he diving girls die
with shapely ends, who '
springboard* into a i
iwith the grsce of mythical
liiere rode and reared aal *
cavalry troop from Fort My sr.
outing an array of sslHttrj Sgasew.
which held the edn.tr tag a ties Una af
the whol? grandstand.
Fsr in front?earnest in the SBsjat
of mortar guas fired assist waeeh,
mounting high tats the sir. ?erst wtss)
loud report. Is release fast satt l Ass?
ures and dsstgas clad la all the eensSB
of the sun fisss For sassy of shw
visitors the Japan bs* dsytsjjht "
works wese e> aevet sight, at "
barstlag Shell called eat e BOW
of ehe
The ?Ithsis* fair
with brssthless latsrest the
of the rasss. These were ?
order sad) were rve witbsst
Interest centred in the V
chase, the third
is whi'-h four
a tee* trophy.
i .adss srtth tee

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