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Interesting Ceremonies Will Be
Held in Historic Bland
T. S. BECKWITH TO PRESIDE
Services Are Under the Auspices
of Ladies' Memoral
6 Boiling-brook Street
Petersburg. Va>. November 1?.
11.u renting exercises will be held to?
morrow afternoon in beautiful old
ttlandford Church, the occasion being
the unveiling and presentation of the
Georgia memorial window, and the
unveiling and presentation of a tablet
given by the Junior Memorial Associa?
The exercises are held under the
auspices of the Ladies' Memorial As?
sociation, with whom rests the sacred
custody of the church. T. S. Beck
with will be master of ceremonies, and
the devotional aervlce will be conduct?
ed by the Kev. C B. Bryan, O. D., of
The Georgia window will be present
Hi and unveiled by Mrs. Waiter L? La
mar, president of the Georgia Division.
I nited l>aughtera of toe Confederacy,
who, with a number of other represen?
tatives from that State, have Just re?
turned from the daughters' convention
in Washington. Professor Arthur Kyle
Davis win accept the window on behalf
of the Ladies' Memorial Association.
The tablet given by the Junior Me?
morial Association boars ka fnil too
beautiful poem. Thou Art Crumbling to
the Dust. Old Pile" It will bo unveiled
by Miss Battle O. Sweeney, pr sold sot
of the Junior a saw elation, pesos a led by
Professor Arthur Kyis Dosis and ac?
cepted for the Ladles' Memorial Asso?
ciation by T. & Beck with.
The Georgia window completes the
memorial windows erected by all of
the Confederate States In memory of
their fallen heroes, whose remains rest
in Blandford Cemetery. The church is
one of the most beautiful memorial
chapters In the world The State win-1
dowa are all of the same alze and of j
the same general design, but of differ- |
* nt delicate coloring. Each one bean,!
the figure of an apostle, with the seal]
of its State, and an appropriate inscrip?
The interior walla of the church are!
to be delicately colored, so as to give a
more softening and beautiful effect to
De saage te I ??> i ? Pleat.
By the bursting of s large driving
wheel at the Gray lumber plant at
Wblast) several days ago considerable
damage was done. The flying pieces
'??f the wheel broke through the roof,
and one of the fragrants fell and
crashed into the commissary building, ;
Kome distance away fortunately, no
one was hurt, though that part of tne
plant in which It was located was pret?
ty well wrecked. The wheel was elgbt
feet In diameter and made 1.500 revo?
lutions per minute. The damage by
the accident is estimated st $2>oO.
Several times within the last two
or three months the Grays Lumber Com?
pany has sustained damage by Ares
with no Insurance.
Prlae Winsen ha Cera Ctnb.
Prtaes were awarded to boya of the
Prince George Corn Club for displays
of com at the school fair, held on Fri?
day, as follows:
First arias?125 and gold ring for
langest yield per acre?to Earl R Mc
Kesron. ei?hty-nine bushels.
Second prize?$20, for second largest
yield?to Dewey Warren, seventy-nln*
Third prize?$10. for largest net
profit for one acre?to Garland Par
tan, who cleared $53.
Best ten ears. $5?to Charley Wan.
Second best ten ears. $4?to Willie
Third best ten ears $3?to Fred
Best single ear. $2?to J. B Wood.
Largest yield of peanuts per acre?
(S.S72 bushels)?to John E. Oplnsk7.
Pastoral Call A created.
The Rev. S A. Brown, colored, ot
Fredericksburg, has accepted the call
to the paatorate of t .e Gilfield Bap
tiat Church, in this city, recently ex?
tended him by unanimous vote of the
congregation. His letter of acceptance
was read to the congregation tbte
m S. GALESti
The Official[Water of th*
IT IS the nmm.
safety valve to
The refining influence of music
la appreciated to-day as never
before, and few are the homes
' that do not have a piano. To
perform creditably on the piano,
however, required years of study
and practice until the advent of
With it the person with abso?
lutely no technical knowledge of
music can play the most diffi?
cult compositions with the. tech?
nique uf the great pianist
With the Pianola-I'iano you
ran put Into the mus'e the
proper KXI'HKSSION. so that
there is nothing MECHANICAL
! about its playing.
SEND FOR FREE CATA
| LOG CK. or, better etUI, come In
and play the Pianola-Piano
Walter D. Moses & Co.,
MM East ?read Street.
Oldest Music House In Virginia
and North Carolina.
mortdng. and was greeted with seie
di nces of pleasure. flilnenj baptist
Church is the oldest colored church In
the city and is the largest. It baa
a membership of l.SOO. Tne new min?
ister succeeds the Rev. O. B. Howard,
who resigned some months ago to go
to Pittsburgh, Pa.
Feared That Proposals Will Ex?
ceed Amount Set Apart for
Bids for the erection of the new First
Regiment Armory are to be received
and opened by the Council Committee
on Grounds and Buildings on Tburaday
nigfct of thla week. The resolution
under which the committee is acting
providea that the building must be
erected complete. Including architect's
fees and all other expenses, for not
more than $105.000, of which amount
$76.000 was set apart In the current
In advertising for bids, the Commit?
tee on Grounds and Buildings directed
I that propossla be received only from
I Richmond contractors, thus barring ail
outside competition from the contract?
ing firms which have In the past few
years erected many of the large, now
buildings In Richmond. While there
is general approval of the deatre of
the committee to keep the work In
Richmond. If possible, there is a gen?
eral belief that Ita action limiting com?
petition to a few local contractors do?
ing this character of work, all of whom
are already loadsd with construction
contracts, will have the effect of run?
ning up the price beyond the amount
apportioned. In that event It wlU be
necessary to reject all bids, and have
the pinna reduced until a proposal can
be secured within the limit of ap?
propriation. Both plans and final con?
tract for construction hnve to be ap?
proved by the Council before construc?
tion work can be begun.
Should any local bidder come within
the limitations of the appropriation,
the sward may be recommended by the
committee to the December meeting
of the Council and the contractor may
be actually at work by the end Of De?
cember. Should It he found necessary
to alter the plans and Invite new bids
much delay will enaue.
Members of the committee are es?
pecially desirous of having a definite
contract entered into and work begun
before January 1. when the direction
of such matters passes from the
Grounds and Buildings Committee to
the Administrative Board, which will
hereafter have general charge and su?
pervision of city buildings
Richmond's Congestion Greater
Than in Cities Three
Times Its Size.
, CITY'S PROBLEM IS ACUTE
'Plans of Playgrounds Advocates
Will Be Heard by
In connection with the proposal now
I before the City Council to appropriate
I funds for the supervision and mainte?
nance of playgrounds In Richmond on
a more extended scale, those inter?
ested are particularly concernod over
; the peculiar conditions of congestion of
j the -population revealed in Richmond.
Every one who has lived in Hionuiond
knows that this is one of the meet
' congested cities of its else In the couu
! try, but this remark has often gone
without accurate knowledge of Just
', how congested Richmond la
j In the survey of recreation condl
I tions made here last spring at the in
' stance of the Committee on Recreation
and Playgrounds. It was shown that
Richmond's density conditions are
, equivalent to those found in cities two
iane* three times its size.
The average density far Richmond,
taking in the entire city, including all
the outlying districts within the city
limits, is.22.? persons per acre. Kansas
City, which has twice the population of
Richmond, baa a density of only 1.8. In
other words. Ksnsss City, which has
twice the population of Richmond, has
less than one-third Its density of popu?
Milwaukee to thro* Urne* the ate*
of Richmond The density of papula
Uon Is M.9 persons per acre This to
only one point above the denaity for
?ocorwng to the 1*10 census, the!
least densely populated ward la Rieh
mond had seventeen people per sore
At ths same time the leaat densely
populated ward In Ksnsas City hae
only LI persons per acre, and Mllwaa
kee in its least densely populated ward
had 12.9 persons per acre. In other
words, in the least densely populated
ward In Richmond the populaUoa was
eleven times as dense aa in Ksnsss
City, a community of twice the popu?
lation of Richmond The denaity of
, population in the least thickly settled 1
j ward was only about three-fourths of
j that of Richmond,
Problem WtU Me Aesnte.
j The result of these density condition*
j means that Richmond is already facing
? a problem in securing adequate space!
. for Its children and young people for
I wholesome outdoor recreation?more j
acute than in cities two or three time*'
its six*. What will be the conditions:
. in Richmond when this metropolis of
j the South reaches the size of Kansas
, City and Milwaukee? Those interested I
1 In Ohe children and young people of j
' Richmond hardly dare to think.
This same fact Is shown by the care- I
j tui study which waa made last spring :
: of the amount of outdoor play apace
I in different pert* of Richmond, Fif?
teen or twenty block* in different parts
of the city were especially studied. A
: map was made of each block, and the
amount of space taken np by build
. ings was noted. Note was taken of
i all the space privately owned whlcb:
I waa usable for play. All private space
I that could be used for play If proper
I ly graded, all private space occupied
by lawns, gardens, storage yards, where
j play was Impossible, waa also re
I corded. j
i The amount of space in streets and
alleys In these neighborhoods was also
I put down, with the traffic conditions ot.
j these streets, to show under what clr- |
ouinstances the children in these neigh- j
! borhoods had to play. It was shown I
that the private play space varied from
'? 3 to 8 per cent of the property not
i taken by streets sad alleys. In other
j words, there was not very much prl
I vate play space on which the chil?
dren could* play. Over 90 per cent of
the ground not taken np by the streets
and alley* waa taken np either by
buildings or garden* and yards, where
play was Impossible
!*et Provided at Herne.
It Is often said that children should
piny at home or In the yards attached
to their home* This I* undoubtedly
the ideal condition, and if there was s
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suitable yard attached to every home
the playground problem In Richmond
would be very simple, but as a matter
of fact It la a rare home which has
room enough for the children to piny
in the yards under the supervision ot
their parents. It Is no wonder that TS.
per cent of the children and young
people after school hours are found'
on the streets. It Is use less to urge
them to be In their own yards, since
those yards do not exist or are toe
It is because of these facts that those
working for the extension of the play?
ground system here are seeking, first. |
for supervision, so that all the public
property snhlch the city owns which J
la available for play, may be used to,
the limit. They are also seeking to!
have the city gradually acquire ade?
quate play spaces in the different]
Plane Are Twofold.
The first step Is to use the land the
city already owns up to the limit of its
capacity. The second step is to get
the city to own more property for snob
purposes. This second step is a long
and tedious process, involving the ac?
quirement of property In different parts
of the city at favorable prices, bat
this pert of the plan should not be
forgotten along with the rest of the
plan for securing adequate wholesome
recreation facilities for the children
and young people of the city.
On Thursday night, November SI, the
Grounds end Buildings Committee will i
giro a public bearing on behalf of the '
recreation and playgrounds ordinance, i
which waa referred to It at tne last
meeting of the Council. On this occa?
sion many public-spirited citizens and
representatives of different organise -
tlene will be present to speak la behalf
of the ordinance.
If OR CO-OPERATION
Important Move Toward Pre?
paring Militia for Use in
Time of War.
Washington. November 17.?One ot
the moat Important moves in recent |
years to prepare the national militia ,
pfor use In time of war is proposed In
letters addressed by Acting Secretary
j OUver to the Governors of all the
States and Territories, inviting their
i co-operation in the War College's plan
to divide the military into twelve tac
| tioni divisions. The letters point ont
that if the militia la to he need in
the field force effectively In case ot
i war. It can only be done by thla aya-'
tern of divisions, and that to Insure
! the proper working of the plan ail of
the details should be worked out |n
1 rime of peace.
j In the outline of the twelve divisions
no place is given to separate compa?
nies of Infantry, which it la said ahould
! he absorbed Into regiments or other ?
I larger organizations. Field armlos
would bo formed by the grouping of
' two or more divisions of the militia
or by combining- one or two divisions
of mill tin wltti on* of the rerula*
troop*. Regulax organisations wouJL
form the fourth brigade of any divis?
ion assigned to a field army, for the
reason that the organised militia is
localised, while the regular army aast
go anywhere upon call.
\ Some money will be available for
the assistance of the State authorities
The War Department also proposes to
detail Inspector-Instructors to assist
State officials in maintaining and stor?
ing war materials In suitable locali?
ties to be at hand when mobilisation
General Oliver plans to have the
first four of the sixteen tactical di?
visions composed entirely of regular
troops with the District of Columbia
militia assigned to duty as regular*
The main divisions will be composed
of the following State militia organi?
Fifth. Headquarters, Boston: Maine,
New Hamablre. Vermont. Massachu?
setts. Rhode Island and Connectiont
Sixtb. Headquarters, Albany; New
Seventh. Headquarters, Harrieburg;
Eighth. Headquarter*. Washington;
New jersey, Maryland. Delaware, Vir?
ginia. West Virginia.
Ninth. Headquarters. Atlanta: North
Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia. Flor
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Tenth. Headquarters, Nashville; Ten?
nessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and kTlaala
Eleventh. Headquarters. Coaambna:
Ohio and Michigan.
Twelfth. Headquarters, Chicago; Il?
Thirteenth. Headquarters, St. Paul:
Iowa. Wisconsin. North Dakota. South
fourteenth. Headquarters, ^rgsnrr
City; Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska. Wy?
Fifteenth. Headquarters. San An*
tonlo; Naw Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
Arkansas and Louisiana.
Sixteenth. Headquarters, San Fran?
cisco; California. Washington. Tflsks.
Montana, Utah. Nevada nnd Arizona.
Under this comprehensive arhsssn
every military organization Is the
United States Is definitely placed in
Jost the station It would occupy in
the event of a sudden mobilisation of
the army for war 'purposes.
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