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OLD AND NEW ARMORIES, FIRST VIRGINIA REGIMENT
News of South Richmond.
FEAR MEASLES EPIDEMIC.
Behoof Baeees Periods ?ut scholars
Out Hour Kurller.
To safeguard against the epidemic- of
measles v. hu h is threatening the city
the ? lasses <>f the Southside public
schools will for the next few weeks
operate on a new schedule which be?
come.- effective on Monday moraine.
Superintendent Smith has Issued or?
dert- to this effect and the various
teacher* were notified to instruct their
One of the precautionary measures
which will be ta<<en to protect the school
children is the < urtailment of the recess
period- The usual routine calls for
two periods of fifteen minutes eac h and
one of half an hour at noon. Insteed
of this only one period of rest will be
given and that v.-ill i.e. limited to ten
minutes. Only uro1 grade will be per?
mitted to take this recess at a time.
To compensate th<- children tor the los?
of time they will be dismissed one hour
earlier than at present.
The usual custom of assembling in
the school grounds and playing before
school has been prohibited. The pu?
pils must enter the building immediate?
ly upon arrival at school and take their
placet- In th-- (lass room and pieptBTO
the aa:... lessons
Smnll Attendant e at Meeting.
B<" .1 :so of ;r..- all attendance last
nigh' at the regular monthly meeting
of the South Richmond Democratic
Club a eery brief session was held.
Routine matters which needed atten?
tion were disposed of and thu meeting
adjourned until next month.
President Carter C. .'ones is expect?
ing to have tbinif- booming before tin
next meeting night swinge around .The
legislative campaign will be in full
bias: ;n a few weeks and a determined
effort will be madia to land a Soutli
sidt-r in the House of Delegates.
?Ith Justice Maurice.
Rosa Bcbbe. colored, charged with
area King s stick over the bead ol Annie
Thomas, also of a dusky hue. was
penalized 12 jO and OOStS by .liiern-e H
A. Mauri??- yesterday morning, in
police Court. Part 2.
T? I ? '1 : ..r.k ..: ?! R.-.g t "on.t-ativ.
charged with a violation of a city or?
dinance forbidding an obstruction on
the sidewalk was assessed f.'."*i and
cost- The ob-u ,*c-t!< ti ??insisted of a
hoard which extended beyond th>- fence,
and was forciMy railed to the attention
of .. small boy, who lost three n.olais
Charles White a color ad bo-.- who was
fine.-. BtSand i oats Thursday for shooting
a negro through the arm, yesterday re
taine.i Morris A McCotter, and has
asked t .i an appeal He has been
baili : in tht sum <>t ISOt. pending the
trial of the caste.
Uralte Transfer- Recorded.
The following deeds <?f bargain ar.d
sale *? ?. ; . . i on record yesterday
in th. office of Clerk Walter t. Duv'al.
of I ?: isting* Court, Part 11
Janos T. Moore to M f Moore,
fortv f'-ef ? i ? im? i t'owardin
Avenue, between Siinmes and Pow
hn* ? Sir..:- $: ar.d tic;
Tax Title < ; ai to Will.? John
MM. ? en;., s f? l on the east line of
Mi-, er.th Sir. ? ? v. ? I.-t and
Btocl OB ? IIS
E. J Melton t,. i-.*,n S. Walton. Jr..
two parcels, kr,..*.: ,:> n<> ,lTl^ U2
front ? ?? foyty-l . ?? ? ? n ? ?? east lint
Of fc.ightecr.th Str?-. ? l*-r ?rit>n De ar mi
and Stockton. Price WO. and vtheifl
?aluat.:. t oi.
K L mm
WM < ?n\ene t.r.ind Jur
' ' ? [. :,.-?? . ? it.c < - '
I procedure was laid down by the Vir?
ginia lawmakers, who made it com?
pulsory for a grand jury to meet every
sis months, whether any criminal mat?
ters are on tho docket or not. As it
happens, this is an off month in crimi?
nal affairs. Not a case has been sent
on from the lower courty
To Attend Church Services.
Chesterfield Chapter. I'nited Daugh?
ter- of the Confederacy, will attend
church services to-morrow morning
at St. Paul's as tho guests of Lee Chap?
ter On Mond?? night they will bo
entertained by Richmond Chapter at
la tea at Lee Camp Hull.
Last night the Chesterfield Daugh
. ters were the guests of I,ee Chapter
at an entertainment given at the Home
for Needy Confederate Women.
May Call Pastor To-Morrow.
The congregation of the Bainbridge
i Street Bap'ist Church will hold a mass
meeting to-morrow morning m the
main auditorium immediately following
I the morning service to hear the report
I of the pulpit committee, it is probable
that a call will bo isetred for n laset or to
fill the vacancy caused by the resigna?
tion of Bow. Junies W. Durham, who
recently went to KoanOKe to tako a
The pulpit; committee consists of
thirtv-four members chosen from the]
congregation. Joseph K. Davidson is
the chairman. They have carefully!
considered a large number of appli
canta ami prospective pastors and im vi
. narrowed the choice down to three. The
names of the trio will be presented. All '
have preached here recently. ?:nd are of
' course known to the congregation.
Board Visits Southslde.
An oflicial t?ur of th>- Bout beide was
undertaken yesterday by the Adminis?
trative Hoard The inspection was made
In order that the members could see at
Orel band the conditioaa which have
been reported as needing attention
badly. The trip la one of several rhu h
are belog taken by the Hoard to various
bo U 'iis of the city.
Will Have Benefit Show.
The School and Civic League of
Bwoooooto will give ? basnefll perform-,
of moving pictures at the Vic-j
la Theatre nitit Wed need ay matinee
and night. The proceeds will go toward
pa. ing for the fire escapes which the
liegin has agreed to furnish for the
swani-boro school, avhich is now being
Mr. Peters Improved.
Charles L> Peters, who baa befit seri
OUaly lil at his home on rTist Fourth
Street with pneumonia is reported to
BfMSatOl to The Time| >? 11ag| ch.i
DanvUie. Va . January IT A wed?
ding of unusual interest here this week
was :ha* on Th.r-lav afternoon when
Mtsjl Mary A. OsjgO. daughter or Mr
..??! Mr-. John H Hrewer. became the
?Alf.- of Daniel Harri.- I'enton. of Wil
lagtwa N. 0 The ceremony was
pelfUlaaed by Rev. J. E. Hicks. D. !>..
??( the Kirst Baptist Church, in the
? e of the immediate family and
i ajOS friends at the ltoanoke
( i t -ide wore a becoming suit of
blue and was accompanied to the altar
by her maid of honor. Miss Jes?ie
Brwsrr.ood Miss Elizabeth Brewer, who
lesi . \\ oil.in. K Perdew.
of Wilmington, N C. waa best man
.'.age Mr and Mrs
i . ? too .. ft tor Washington, where
?hey will spend several daya before
Captain Explains Why Ship
Backed Away at Moment
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Newport News. Va.. January 17.?
After examining Captain Smith and
the engine room force of the British
steamship Indrakuala. United States
Bteamboat Inspectors Tapl'W ami Hray
to-day adjourned their investiert ion
Into the collision between the Indra
kiala and Julia Luckcnbach to Nor?
Captain New-kirk, of the Maryland
Pilots' Association, and the sus
viVors of the, l.uckenbach are the only
witnesses to be heard now. All of the
sessions of the inspectors are "star
chamber" proceedings, but the line
of examination conducted hero leaked
out of the inquest room.
Captain Smith was recalled to-duy
to be questioned further as to the con?
dition of the weather when the Collie
sion occurred and as to the speed of the
Indrakuala at t he time. Captain Smith
had explained that his ship backed
away because an instant before the
collision the order had been given to
reverse the engine, after the lookout
had cried that a ship was crossing the
British steamer's bow. The engine
room force, including the chief engi?
neer, testified to-day and substantiated
the statements made by Captain
Smith as to the giving of the order to
raweree the engines, to the fact that the
engines were reversed just as the im?
It was said tn-dav that the inqtriry
htto the collision will be concluded
next week, and a report will be made
to Inspector-tleneral Vhlcr at Washing?
ton. It was said to-dav that the in?
quiry into the collision will be conclud?
ed next week and a report will be made
to Irs;.c.r-<jencral Uhler, at Wash
mgton It is pointed out that even if
Captain Smith is held to blame, there
is nothing that the inspectors can do
except to report the matter to the
Hritish Hoard of Trade, as was done
in the Titanic dteaofer.
Nee Posi offlrc to Be Built.
'Special to The Times-Dispatch.!
Harri-otibur?. Va January P.?A new
brick post office building: eighty by eighteen
fc ? and up-to-date in every renpect. is tt> In?
built a'. Tail set Kockingham County The
government has a warded the conrract to
J Harry l.cehrick. The new huildiug is
made ncrevsar\ by Increase in business since
the introduction of parcel- post.
Dl PONT SKKKS COAL MINKS.
Combination of Ttiltry-flvr In Ken
tuckj Object of lielawarean.
fJreenvilIe, Ky . January 17.?The
combination of thirty-two coal mines
m Western Kentucky, in one corpora?
tion to !??> known as the Du Pont Coal
Company, is the object sought by rep?
resentatives ?.f Coleman Du I'ont. the
j o", der manufacturer.
Daniel CauTie! and L. L. Denham. of
Wilmington Del . representing Du
Pont in the field, announced yootorday
r Iit thev had OpttOBU on eighteen of
the mines, and trete confident of ob?
taining th^ remainder The mines
*r<- located la Muhlenberg and Ohio
MIKK1 M.i IK I nv| s.
Washington, January 17 Marriage
licenses have been issutd to the follow?
Warren M Coolev and Bertie V. Lea?
key. h?>th of Ilarrisonburg. Va.
?lohn I. Ashb% ar.d Jennie V. Wanzer.
hoik of fleiatnai ji. v?.
Robert K. Johnson and Lizzie Wanzer.
both of Semitii.iv. Va.
C.eorge p Rollins and Matfie Oal
The Advantages of Drinking
The Cocoa of High Quality
lie in its absolute purity and wholesomeness,
its delicious natural flavor, and its perfect
assimilation by the digestive organs.
Jh there ore many inferior imitations, be sure to get
the genuine with our trade-mark on the package
WALTER BAKER & CO. Limited
Established 17*0 DORCHESTKR, MASS.
FOR NEW ARMORY
Contractor Pulls Down Old
Structure, Removing His?
WILL BUILD BEST IN STATE
Every Detail for Convenience
of Battalion Put in New
Within a few day? the old armory ,
' of the First Virginia Infantry, at
Seventh and Marshall Streets, will have '
been razed to make room for the,
modern structure which is to he the
home of the Richmond Orays' Bat?
talion. Workmen have been busy the
past week in removing the semi-circular
roof, while the floors and most of the
side wall timhers have been taken out. ?
The three residences in rear of the
armory, on Marshall Street, bought by'
the city to secure more ground for the
new building, are almost down to the'
? street level. The demolition has been ,
rapid, taking the breath of those
Necessary as the change is. it is
accomplished not without regret from '
men who worked so hard to have the;
'. armory built more than thirty years
ago. who put so much money and time
and effort into it. and who joined in
1 the various affair.-' under its roof. From
day to day scraps of history are re
: called by these men.
Worked Hard for Money.
After years of effort, the City1
; Council was induced in Pvd to appro?
priate tin oon toward the erection of a
1 new armory fur the First Virginia
Hcgiment of Infantry. Hard as have
been the labor*, of Major Is. T. Price
and his assistants during the past two
years in trying to get the money for
the structure now to be ereeted. and
worn as are the- paths ho has made tn
his numberless journeys to the City
; Hall, the men who were at the head of
I the enterprise in |s>i sHv that he has
(?had a picnic compared with what they
went through, polities had to be played
in season and o-it of season for years
before the Council would loosen its
purse strings The sum of 120 WO
was regarded then as a great concession,
but it looks small to-dav indeed when
compared with the tioj t oo appropriated
my the Council to build an armory fit
to house a modern militia battalion.
Colonel John It. Purcell was com?
mander of the First Infantry in those
. days and was chairman of the building
eommi'tee. Associated with him was
Lieutenant-Colonel 'afterwards col?
onel and adjutant general. Charles J.
; Anderson and Captain A. C Jones, of
', Company H. later < <?|..ne| of the regi?
ment These three n er. h?re the bur?
den and hca* of the ,iHV
f nmpanles Raised Money.
The ?20 Win contributed by the city
' sufficed only to build the walle and lay
the foundation The command was
left to do the rest. The companies*
raised monev from entertainments
and from priv...nt'ihutions. and
' put in the partitions and decorations
and furnished the t ??-n..- in which they
met. it is oasjaaanaed that the four
?companies rat-.-d und spen? SS.000 in
making the armory Hi for use. The
! amount of unselfish < o-operatton and
' military spirit ne< es?ary to raise the
money may t? |e.,.,K:. <-.j
When it was d..ne the command was
vet v proud ol its home The doors
were generally throan open to oonven
j tions of various sorts and to amuse 4
ment affairs given tor public charity
j Many political meetings were held in
I the fejejndii ludiaaj city conven
1 --f.- -ct..re -he .lays of primaries
In l?M Moody and Sar.kev held a
I revival meeting lh"e for two weeks.
A few days ago in removing a floor
il< t.mniris of B f.re was discovered la
j the joists, whn-n were . barred along
the stairwuv .-n ? >,- p...in side of the
! building, and ..\er the room of Com
j pat.y A People who could remember
a f -e acre few SWI u was at length re?
called that it followed * convention
to company A How It was settled
seems not to t-e recalled.
?.ol Money for Home.
t ratable bazaar h? M in : he building
was the one tp wh;. h rn?pey aas raised
Of later rears in- u?si of th* armory
j for so- h affair* vm dhwouraged. as
tending to prevent military esercteea
i and to add to dang r fr..n, fire I n fa I.
j It waa bevauee vf the action of the City 1
Council In 1909 in permitting a bazaar I
to bo hold over the protest of Major
Hunsdon t'ary. then commanding the I
battalion, that that officer resigned his
About two years ago. while excava?
tion was going on for an adjoining build?
ing, the walls of the armory were pro?
nounced unsafe. This was followed by
an order prohibiting drills in the build?
ing. Kver since that time the compan?
ies have been compelled to drill in the
street, and Major Price has continued
his unremitting efforts before the
Council and its committees to get some?
thing done. The task has seemed inter
tc.inatile. yet he was not discouraged
and kept it up. At least the amount
was appropriated, and the contracts
have been executed.
When it is done, the battalion will
have something to bo proud of. In
interior arrangements, it is regarded as
pearly perfect, and will undoubtedly
be the best equipped armory in Vir?
Details of Building.
A spacious basement, almost as high
above the sidewalk as a story, will
by eighty-five feet. In addition, it will
have a rifle range. ITS feet in length,
ready for use. This range will be
lighted at intervals. At the target end
is a convenient arrangement for re?
cording scores. A man is placed in a
room over the targets, with a peep?
hole arranged so as to preclude the
possibility of a shot reaching him. By I
a system of lights, he will indicate to
the contestant, 17? feet away, the exact '
effect of his shot.
A kitchen nineteen by twenty-four
feet has a place in the basement ;
Along a central aisle there will be
room for the storage of sixteen army
On the first or main floor are to be .
found, in front, the headquarters of ?
the officers. T-he major's rooms will be
on the corner of Seventh and Marshall,
and adjoining him is the adjutant's
room, and a room for the members of
his staff. On the opposite corner is the
ottV e of 'be battalion quartermaster.
II i r Plenty of Room.
Company rooms are ranged along
each side of the assembly hall to the
rear, just as in the old armory. Mezzan?
ine balconies are provided, giving places
for the men to change clothing, out of
sight, with space for lockers. Quarters
are also provided for the Held hospital
that some day or other will be organized.
and for the regimental hospital corps
The upper floor is given up mainly
to the drill hall. ? by 17? feet, which is
believed tobe ample for the manoeuvres
of the battalion. There is a cloak room. ,
and one for women visitors. A balcony
floor to this hall has an association ,
room, for the meetings of the First
Kegiment Association, and a band
room and bund stand
Kvery convenience for the comfort
of the men will be provided. It will'
be an attractive place to loaf and to ,
work, and the battalion will be as
well housed as any to be found in the j
Farm and Garden.
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The Best Seed Corns
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Broad Rock Water
The Very Acme of Purity.
Phone* Monroe 477 and 478.
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COMPLAINT IS MADE
Corporation Commission of
North Carolina Asks for
(Special to The Tirr.es-Dispa'ch *
Washington. January 17.?The Cor?
poration Commission of North Caro?
lina to-day filed complaint with the
Interstate Commerce Commission align
against the Southern t he Norfolk and
Western, the Chesapeake and Ohio
and other railroads allein.di?< rm.in.i
tion in freight rates from weetern points
! Northand Virginia i ittes in favor of the
v. rariooal gainst a number of town*
latter an Carolina.
The commission says that the de?
fendants, by reason of rates now in
. effect from the West, receive greater
compensation in the aggregate for the
transportation of freight from western
< itt. s to Point Kock. Asheville. Marion.
Hickory, Statesville. Salisbury. High
I'oint and Oreensboro. than to Danville,
CUrksvi?e. Kmporia. Franklin. Suffolk.
Norfolk. South lioston. Richmond and
other Virginia cries, although the haul
is shorter. The commission is asked to
- :irate the situation and afford
whatever relief may be proper In the
P. H. McO.
REPLY TO ENGLAND
SOON WILL BE READY
Indications Are That Settle?
ment Will Be Left to Next
Washington. January I*. ? Prepara?
tion of the State Department's answer
to the British protest against exemp?
tion of American coastwise shipping
from tolls in the Panama Canal is
advancing rapidly, and unless some
unforeseen obstacle is encountered the
document will go forward by mail to
the American embassy in London within
a few days.
Following the precedent established
by Sir Edward Grey in requiring the
British ambassador in Washington to
read his protest to Secretary Knot tho
latter official will instruct Mr. Laughlin,
the secretary and charge of the Ameri?
can embassy in London, to read his
answer to Sir Edward at the Foreign
Office. Allowing for the usual delays
this communication scarcely can be
mailed to the British government
much before the end of the present
j month. That would allow but one
! month and a few days in which the
present administration could deal with
this question; hence the inference is
unavoidable that unless there should be
a complete chains of front by one side
? or the other, all that can be accom?
plished before March 4 will be a slight
advancement of the arguments in the
There is reason to believe that such
is now the sole aim of this administra?
tion and that its latest note will be
devoted to the effort to eliminate from
the discussion all irsues not absolutely
p.rtirier.t and to establish by mutual
agreement certain facts as a basis
either for an adjustment of the issue
directly between the two countries or
for the drafting of an arbitration agree?
ment under the terms of the existing
treaty with Oreat Britain, which would
carry the controversy to The Hague
. tribunal. In either case it is felt the
1 State Department will have escaped
the charge of having purposely delayed
the negotiations, for the work ac?
complished will be of substantial benefit
to the incoming administration.
CHICAGO GOINGB ROKE;
ASKS BIG BOND ISSUE
Needs $700,000 to Pay Bills
After Cutting Salaries in Ef?
fort to Meet Expenses.
' bii-MO. January 17.?Chicago Is fs< :ng
the most < ritiral pen or! tn it* history heraus*
of a depleted municipal treasury, according
to Mayor Harrison. who announced to-day
that an Immediate appeal would be made to
i h? Illinois (.rneral A seem My for legislation
authorizing a Smo.iO) bond issue.
Recently the salaries of all city employe*
were cut ? per cent in an effort to meet the
deficit, bnt even with this large saving the
_ Ity Is confronted with a shortage of more
than (3.*X.(TO to meet the annual budget.
The health department recently asked for
an emergency appropriation of ato.ovi for use
in Aentlng contagious disease*, bnt the de?
mand was refused became of a short ace of
The shortage of fund* 1? the direct r**u!t
of a rrcrot State Supreme <*ourt decision
holding ihe Juul taz law ronstlrtitlonal. This
reduced ?he city* annual revenue severs
million dollars. I
Aversion of His Race to All
Forms of Suicide Becomes
Factor in Test Case.
Baltimore January IT ?The aversion
of ; he cockroach for all forms of euirtd-.
whether aa re-pec ts race or re^kleee.
? Ur Wiley, to have had a hand
aveltn* the intricacies of the aub
who with flying colors proved Mfr.-elf
the cockroach osperl of the Baltimore
~\ he aetton under ^"tiril?r?'i''S ?ws
,,, r|e-ermtne the meaning of the word
n<lr. ' ? .?,? pew ;nses te-de la*
whether if wheat fbur is used aa a bait
to attract the warv roach unto Its
dam n, tt oaaa rightly be
t:vc irtgredier.* in t he insecticide onm
und, or whether it shall be termed
The test was brought about br a
seizure of rvj< dozen par kage* of a
roach food.' which had been shipped
nere from New York, and so came
under the provisions of the interstate
law The argument to-dty was upon
exceptions taken to the answer to the
libel. Judg.- M..s.- held the case and
intimated that he may find it necessary
? ike testimony before rendering a
The Acme of Cnrkroarh Knowledge.
Attorney Howard's dissertlon upon
the cockroach was an entomologies
clasaic. He declared that before his
clients had placed their roach food upon
the market they had placed m captivity
co* kroaches of all degrees and bad ex?
perimented for ftTtc-en years to find out
just how to persuade a full-grown and
sagac ious roe< h to eat a substance that
would m.ike him turn up his heels.
He explained that while there were
countlees substances that would kill a
cockroach, provided on ecould hold
open his jaws and ihrust it down his
throat, the materials which combined
with such poisonous matter would fool
a cockroach info eating the mess were
few- He said that ln many cases when
a bait was combined with poison, the
roach would simply separate the two.
eat the food and leave the potaon.
IjBwyr Howard's contention was
that any part of the compound which
was acting as a bait to liare the roach
into eating the poison was not an Inert
part ol t he r nmpnund. but was just as ac
part und. but was just aa
m performing its function as the
Easiest Killed In ragtrrtty.
f fe . , ? e, r.lm na(j two
t prvit the
a charge of fraud