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Big Increase in Hur? ?Ihnen? at
Opening of Second Half
Session of School.
NEGRO CAR ROBBER SENT ON
].M.a)>cil Coaviel From North
Carolina C aught?Other
Petersbarg Xew t.
fftrH'i gl M 1*1 Street.
? Telephone 14M)
POtSlshafs? Va.. Vv: : ::::ry 4.
? the opening yesterday Of the sec
? session of the pabllo sehoola.
... rut o( pupils "roe largely
Increased There were J75 pupils en
relied :it the high school, including 147
promoted to the seventh grade With
. :.. rit tl.? new session the
- stem waa inaugurated In the
hjj i school .is one of greater ativant
to the pupils. In giving the best
indix lual preparation foi the work
the student may have to do in after
t ar Kobher V?( Ska.
Stuart Burnett, a negro car robber,
v - ? ken before Jostles Watkitts. M
j. siddie County, to-day. and eras
... ? n to th? March term of the Clr- <
' hi. Court for trial
? ;. will ha held in the Petersburg
? jh.l until l.is trial. On Monday night
last week, an Atlantic Coast Bine
egj t'.c tracks In Pinwiddie. was
srokei I sod .? large lot of shoes
Things were found to be
. - ken tit' m the car. and generally
nged There were evidently
severs Ire gang of robbers, but
B - ?:: the only one caught, and
;. ? pro f against him is clear,
i stoned reetrtet taught.
? urles Green, negro, recently ar
reati 1 t! is 1 Ity by Chief Ruglaiid.
? ?Tense < ommittcd in Hinwiddie.
turned onl to be an escaped peuiten
tian convict from North i'arolina.
r ?: stag land las been advised that
?Oreen was convicted at Tarboro in
M ' :..st year, and sentenced to
;1 ? pi r t?:,t .ir> for a term of five
rears Ri sacapod from the toad forte
ai ?-? SM of December, and tame to
?Trwinla In passing through Din
v : he stopped at a house near \
Ferndale Park, while no one was at :
home but the wife of the proprietor, .
?nd 04 rr.ai.ded entrance under threats.
The wcenaa was much frightened, but
!?:: :<..* negro out. and rinally made
Ban leave He came to Petersburg, ;
wi ore he was arrested, and was sub?
sequent sent on for trial. Probably
an attempt w-ill be made to have him
nstaraOd to North Carolina to SOI'SO out
Ins term there.
\erj sndiso Heath.
Lucius sparks, a assjio laborer, em
Stored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-i
way, died very suddenly yesterday in
his shanty car in the western part of
the city. His death was so sudden
that the coroner was notified and view?
ed the bod.,. Death w-as attributed to,
actual causes, hal what ranaa was not
known, and the body was turned over
to an undertaker
Hied of Hi. Injuries.
Sim. Cain, colored, of fliooaooiHie '
County, who was brought to the city I
last Tbnrwday suffering from serious '
gunshot wounds, died in the hospital
yesterday of his injuries While out
hunting rabbits near Kmporia with a
companion, he was accidentally shot ?
with his own gun. which was dis- i
charged while he was attempting to |
lest it against a log The load of shot
passed through his arm and into his
siJe An operation at the hospital
luiled to save him.
toother I'andMate Withdrawn.
P. H. Wells, a former member of the
t'uuiicil. who has for some time been
before the people as a candidate for
the office of high constable, this after- |
Seel announced his withdrawal from
the rield in favor of J T. Tentch. who
to-day announced his candidacy for the
o**i. >? ... against John A Mallory, the
Well Known in I'cterxhurg.
William Cramp Blick, aged nineteen
years, who committed suicide last
right at his father's home In Wash
BAPTIST HOME FOR AGED WOMEN
lasten, WM well known in Petersburg
and was here about a week ago. He
was the son of K. A. Hliek. formerly
of Dinwlddle. His act is sa il to hate
been caused by his vouug wife leav?
? erl.H. nte Recorded.
Certificate of Innoi peistloB of the
Virginia Motor Machine company, of
Petersburg, was recorded in the clerk's
ollice to-day. The capital stock is
$;:.iiftn to II?.?. and the officers are.
president, W. B Wells: vice-president.
C. K. Denton; secretary and treasurer.
S. B Andrews. The purpose* are to I
pay, sell and deal in automobiles and
other machinery and in automobile
Car Is Held I p.
An electric car oa ihe Braaford line
was held ap to-night it 10:15 o'clock
Opposite the cemetery by a masked
mar \t the point of a pistol he forced
Joseph. Bishop, an employe Of the coin -
pany. to give alta all the money he <
lad. tl is amounting to $1.25. Conduc
tor Wilson and Motoi fit.li Williams
made an effort to capture the nrn. bat !
!e pointed Ins nun at theai and 'ired
two shots, though neither took effect.
lie then left the car. and U.i to a late
hour to-night, despiti -he fact tint a
h-rtre number of OtflCCI3 were hurried
to the scene, be has eluded capture. I
Uenetnl \rn? Notes.
In the Hustings Court to-day. in the
rsWM of A. Wright's executors against
Morris Cooper, decision was rendered j
in favor of the defendants. The ques
UOa Involved the interpretation of a
leas* and the right of the defendant
to assign or sublease.
Mrs. Kdgar Tucker is quite ill at
her home in Httrick.
More than a thousand receipts have
been given by the secretary for the
hist payments on account of subscrip?
tions to the building fund of the
Tonng Men s Christian Association.
Sales of loose tobacco to-day were
13*,***$ pounds, at prices ranging from
$5 to $20.
A mask ball was given last night at
the Bohemian Hall, on the Blank Road.
In Prince tleorge County, and the fes?
tivities were kept up the entire night.
IN UllllllKWt VI. I ROM (lilt
London. February The Express reports
a political sensation in the resignation of
David I laytl Qearga Chancellor of the Ex?
chequer, and WtaatOB .?pen-er Churchill.
Ptrsl Lord of the Admiralty, from the Re- ;
form Quo, of which they have been mem?
bers for several yesra The Reform I'iub is
the strnr.nhel dof |ihsi*llaill and its mem?
ber- bsehade the Prime Minister. Mr. As- |
quith. and all those prominent In the party.
The reas'in for th* resignation of Mr. ? leerge
ami Mr. Churchill has r.et Leen disclosed,
but strong eff. rts are being made to Induce
s|:>\tor MARTIN mit ILL
Reports Refuted by Ills Presence in
>euate i hamlier.
(St/SCtal to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington, February -i ?Reports
that Senator Martin was ill at his
rooms was refuted to-day when the
Senator appeared in his seat in the
Senate chamber. Kor several days
past he has ben suffering from a bad
cold, but at no time was he thought
to be seriously ill.
Contractors Announce Comple?
tion of Building. Which Will
Cost $40.000, on September 1.
Contrai tors in chaige of Hie con
stiu.tion of the new building which
will house the Baptist Home for Aged
Women, announce that tlie structure
will tie complete about September L. It
is being constmeted throughout on
the most approved lines, and will con?
tain accommodations for forty per?
sons. Tending the completion of the
new building, the inmates, at present
twenty in number, are housed in tem?
porary quarters at J>;.'1 ?irove Avenue
The new home is located at drove
Avenue and Harris Street, and will
cost, exclusive of furnishings, about
$4P,epa. The first floor will contain
the large living-room. ? reading-room,
and a dining-room, with a seating ca?
pacity of forty. The second and third
floors will he divided into single bed
rooms, each equipped withj running
water. Bathing facilities will be pro?
vided on each of the two dormitory
floors. Carneal & Johnston are the
The Baptist Home for Aged Women
was founded in 1881, and is the only
institution of its kind in the State
maintained by the denomination. Most
of Its support Is derived from volun?
tary donations, and from contributions
made regularly by the Baptist churches
of this city. In addition to this there
is a small endowment.
The officers of the home, as elected
by the last annual meeting, are: Mrs.
William A. Harris, president; Mrs. C
H Hyland. Mrs Colenvan Worthatn and
Mrs. K. M. la>ng. vice-presidents. Mrs.
B. B. Van Buren, treasurer; Mrs. R. K.
deines, recording secretary. Mrs. W
W Be few. corresponding secretary,
and Mrs. t\ K. Wmgo and Mrs. 1). S.
( OMHI ION l* > %TI*K\? TOR 1.
i:\aggerafed Report* < iim-rrnlng Mrs.
11. C. Stuart's Illness.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington. February 4?Reports
from the home of Mrs Henry C.
Stunrt to-day thai she had suffered a
i. lapse and was dangerously ill.
proved to be exaggerated. While she
is still ill. she is making satisfactory
piOglOes towards recovery, according
to a statement made at her residence.
? ash Talen I nun Trunk.
A. Scl.utiborp. of I-'".-! North Twenty
ninth Street, yesterday reported to the
police of the Firs! District that his
house had been entered. his trunk
broken open and $:.l in currency
tolen He had no idea as to the iden
ity of the thief_
The 'best kind of a
starts at the breakfast table.
Good Humor Follows
(if the meal is right)
There's a new Hot Porridge which is making new friends now
a-days because it combines the things desirable in a good breakfast
dish: Warmth, delicious flavor, substantial nourishment and easy
is a skillful blend of wheat, corn and rice?to be cooked and served
hot with (r^am nnd sugar, like old-fashioned porridge.
A tiy tells why you'll like it for
At Grocers everywhere?Packages 10c and 15c, except
in extreme West.
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd.. Pure Food Factories, Battle Creek, Mich.
NEED MORE CASH
County Funds Overdrawn?Su?
pervisors Want Advice Rela?
tive to Closing Schools.
W'th a deficit of Jti.O<H> !? the county
echool fund already statin? them in
tile face, and needing a like sum to
complete the balance of the school
term, nv mbers of the H.-tirlco Board
of Supervisors are in a quandary.
J:Ith? r a big increase In the County
levy must he ordered to meet the
shortage, or the schools must be
cloyed ahead of tlm*. The board hesi?
tates to take either course on its own
Initiative, and at the regular monthly
meeting yesterday unanimously passed
a resolution calling upon the taxpay?
ers of the county to com?, forward with
At this time last year the county
faced a shortage of $>.,.,>0. Bv mean
of a 7-cent increase in taxes, this
amount was partially wiped out. The'
school hoard, however, began the pres
out session with a degcit, wh'cu has j
gradually increased. To finish the'
term would require a further expend!
tttr? of at least 15.000. making Mm
total debt at the end of the session
Yesterday's meeting of tbhj board i
was taken up with the discussion ot 1
the vexed question. Noli ? of the mem-'
bers seemed to l>e able to offer any
pertinent suggestions. Finally, it was
decided to leave the matter to the tax?
payers of the county. A circular let?
ter seeking their views will he sent
out immediately. The members as a
whole favor the levying of an addi?
tional tax, hut want advice before plac?
ing any more burdens on the shoulders
of the people.
Methodists Commend Board.
Resolutions have been adopted by
the ministers of the Methodist
churches in Richmond warmly com?
mending the City School Board for
directing that the Bible be read daily
in the public schools.
Tie for t.olf Honors.
Pinchurst. X. C\. February 4.?Stroke
for stroke tie for first honors by IV W.
Whittemore. of the BrookHjM Country
Club, and H W Corkran, Baltimore
Country Club, featured the opening
play here to-day in the annual St. Val?
entine golf tournament. A field of 110
?leorge H. Crocker, Brook line, and '?
Henry C Fownes, Oakmont. tied for
second place with a card of SO, five
strokes above the leaders' score. Six
croups of sixteen qualified to-day for
the match rounds, which will be con- j
I nited Mates Circuit Court of Appeals.
Th<- Untied .-"tat-s Circuit Court of Ap?
peals for the Fourth circuit convene.! yes
t-r.lity morning at !0:?> r'dovk for Its Feb?
ruary term, rvjth the following Judges in
attendance: circuit Judge Nathan <;<>ff. af
Clarksburg. W. Va circuit Judge J. C
I'rltchard. of I SUSI Uli V. Ci District Judge
Ja-rtes E Boyd. of ?ireensbnro. N. Ci Dis?
trict Judge ll?nr> C McDowell, of Lynch
OSjnj, Va. Ptsll It I Judge Alston tl. Day -
ton. of Philippe W. Vs.. und District Judge
H?nrv A. M. .stcith. of Charleston. S. C.
Court announce,! and handed down Its
opinion In Ike following case*:
No. PM-I.. U Tucker. as aurvlving part?
ner of W. I., and I? 1.. Tucker, petitioner,
en George Bryan, trustee of the K?st Coast I
Lumber Company, bankrupt, and John A.
LomO an<! P. H C Cane! I. recelyers. re
spond?-ntF. on petition for review of Dis?
trict Court a? HlrhmtiD'' In bankruptcy.
I'er c:rlam opinion. Afflrme.l. with costs.
No. leJJ-E. A. Snow. J. K. Kirkman and
J. H. Miller, petitioners, vs. B. F. Helton,
trustee. In bankruptcy of the Kague Furni?
ture Company, bankrupt, ard W H. f'.agan.
respondents: r.n petition for review of Dis?
trict Court at f;r?fn^!n>rn. N C. In hank- 1
ruptey Opinion by Judge K?ller. Reversed.
?Ith ?est?, and remand de
No. ill.".-Minnie H. Miller, plaintiff In er?
ror vs. L. B. cm ens. defendant in error;
In error to the Dlstrb t Court at Columbia.
S c opinion !>y Judge l'rlt< hard. Afflrm?
e.l. with costs.
Henr> S. ?;?to of Charleston W v?, was
admltt"d to practice In this court.
Tfce fe lowing >.i?- was ..rgue'l
V?. 1SS4-W. U LOO administrator of the
estate of Ch?r>? Wellnan. i>--ea??d. plain?
tiff In rrror va. New Klver and po-ahon'as
Consolidated Coal Company, defendant In
error. In error to th? circuit Court st
Charleston. W, Va. ''a'tse argued by Henry
S. Cato. nf Charleston. \v Va . for the p'aln
t|g la sresr, and by c w\ Dillon, of Fay
etterllle w Va . 'ot the .tefendant In error,
Court adjourned until this morning at 1? js
Case In call to-day: No IIB B.
groneberger. appellant. ??>. First National
Baak of Charlott?. apn-i:? appeal from
the District Court st Ssltt'.ory. ? G To
he argued by Jerome a P-'.c-. ?f Salisbury.
St. C. for the appellant, and by Tlllett *
'Jethlie ?f Oarlotte V c. for the appellee
DF.4.TH Ol F. TO Bt R\?.
Nra. %e?ee II. Xwwtte le t trtlm ef
iSpecial tr. The Times-Dispatch 1
t,ynchburr. Va.. Febmnry 4.?sfm
ftuean H Nowlin died Iste last night
Ot her home. '."1 F.urlld Aver-i?. her
death being due to hums received In
her home earlier during the night,
news of which wss s shovk to friends
of the famll\
Mrs Nowlin wss in the bouse alore
veeterdsv ?\?tuni about ii o'clock,
when she passed sn open store and
her clothing irmt.-d s.h? gsve an
alarm, and her eon. t>r Nowlin. and
Ms wife were the first to reach her.
Jrut they were too Iste to prevent fatal
bnrn?. nno" death rsme several hours
Vre Nowlin. who was eeventy-flve
yesrs of age. was n native of Lrnch
bnrm. snd she lend for rssn been a
member of the Methodist Protestant
Church Hhs 's survived by three chil?
dren? Or J Bu-ton Nowlin snd J Ore -
ham Nowlin. of this city, and Rev. C
T. Nowlin, of Baltimore. Ms.
Crafts Guarantee Is Your Satisfaction
You Never Had An Opportunity Like This to Own
A PIANO OR PLAYER-PIANO
On Practically Your Own Terms!
^All Pop -
per copy. 5.
from MC up.
$250 PIANOS, standard make, full octaves, easy
action and fine tone; Removal Sale <t?f j*>
$275 PIANOS, Removal Sale Price.
$325 PIANOS, Removal Sale Price
$350 PIANOS, Removal Sale Price
$375 PIANOS. Removal Sale Price
$425 PIANOS, Removal Sale Price.
These instruments are fully guaranteed. Stool
and scarf included. A number of (rood used pianos,
taken in exchange for our MHoditrrands, at a frac?
tion of their real value!
Don't miss this chance! Come in and Ree and
hear these instruments! Compare their superb I I
with other instruments that you have heart!?you'll
appreciate what this hh\>' means to every m'i?i'
lover in Richmond!
to ?2.00. now
10c, Inc. 25c
V Z J
Removal Sale Prices prevail in practically every Department except Victor Department.
The Richmond Vlrtor I>epot.
NOW 121 E. BROAD ST. SOON 205 E. BROAD ST.
OEEN EVERY EVENING.
Annual Convention of Demon?
strators to Be Held at Blacks
burg This Month.
Methods of advancing agriculture In
Virginia through co-operative effort
v ill be considered at the annual meet?
ing of the Association of Agents for
Farmers' Co-Opcrati ve Demonstration
Work, which will be held at Blarks
burg. February 24 to 2". The program,
as announceci yesterday. Is as follows
Monds?. February 24.
Morning Session?9 o'clock, roll call:
9:05 to 10. opening address by Dr. I'aul
H. Barrlnger. president Virginia Poly?
technic Institute: 1? to 11, address by
Bradford Knapp, chief of the Bureau
of Plant Industry. Washington; 11 to
12. "Object of Demonstration Work.''
by T. O. Sandy, chief agent for Vir?
Afternoon Session?2 t<> 3. "An
Kffectlve Agent. W. W. Long, 3 to 4.
The Most Kffectlve Method of Woi k
Among the Boys.'' F. S. Farrar.
Fvening Session?7:3'> to s 30. "How
Must District Agents Orgat.izc County
Agents to <;. : Best Results in Count) '."'
W. C Shackb ford, Jr,; * 30 to 9:30,
WHO WANTS TO
BE A BALDHEAD
Thousands of men are daily growing
bald and don't know it. ]
Those persistent germs of dandruff,
often called the destructive agents of '
the devil, are in full possession of the ,
hair of thousands of Americans
They have wonderful endurance, i
these game little demons. They never
stop work: they dig and dig and dig.
and gnaw and gnaw and gnaw night
and day. dav and night, with seemingly
pose to destrov the vitality of the hair
only one purpo.se in view, and that pur
ar.d make us a rnce of baldheads
What are you doing to protect your?
self from the ravishing inroads of these
almost unconquerable fiends"
Ther? Is only one way. kill the dan?
druff germ, or the dandruff germ ?III
k 11 your hair. The quicker you start,
the quicker you can win the battle
The onl\ weapc.r ? mi need Is a bot?
tle of Parisian Sag?, the noly hair
preparation tb*? spells dead ti the
dc v 111*1. dsndruff germ
net a bottle to-rt.-.v. It costs hut 30
eeprs and Is guaranteed to care dsn
d uff In two weeks ..| monev lar<
Sold by druggists and St tolle? ?nodr ,
/? ?unters ever\where
Tragi* Drug c? guarantee It?Ad?
Saves You Money
Br hovln* your Oiamonds. Wstehee
Jewe.r.- e>e . from ?s
Toe sst e from 3* per rent to SO per
rent on Tosr Purchases.
*\ <- > ??- ' ?r ye i ttore liberally on
Tour Diamonds. Watrb.es 'ewe,-v. Pll
versrs re - ? |
Interest I pee cent to l per cwnf r?r
t oils I era! I .sen Office.
? 1? Esst Breed Street.
"Pest MsttiOS* of ?"? tting L'p Crop
ports.'' William P. afoot I
Tvrmta). Februar? 2.V
9 to 12. mornltiK will be devoted to
five-minute talks by the ||H||
Afternoon Session? 2 to 3. ''Agricul?
ture and How to Qot It Before the
Farmer." Alexander Forward. 2 to 4.
< 'o-' >perntlon and Most BCectlvS Way
Of Getting Farmers Int.Tested In
Demonstration Work." C. K Koonts.
Evening Session?7:30 to s.30, "Test?
ing Hairy <-..ws." William D Saun
d<-rs. State Hairy and Food Commis?
sioner. *?:?,? to 9:30, "Hog Cholera
and Tub-n ul.-sis In Cattle," Irr. J. Q,
Ferneyhough. State Veterinarian.
Wedneada?. February 26.
9 to 12. five-minute talks by agents
Afternoon Session?2 to 3. "Necessity
of Getting In Reports." W w Lea*;
3 to 4. "How I Have Interested Farm?
ers and Boys in Demonstration
Work." J C. Hunter
Academy?Hainey'a Afriraa Hunt
Pictures, matinee and night.
Bijou?-Tee t.reat Divide.*'
Knplrr?Miniature Mnaieai < oaiedy.
< oloolal'a l.ood Bill.
Kxcept for the songs of one Mark
Silvers, which reek with su<-h Inde?
cency of double meaning that they are
received?or were last night? by the
audience almost silently, the Colonial
offers this week a bill of unusual ex?
Sharp & Turek. a man and woman,
present a singing and dancing act that
affords the woman of the team an op?
portunity to display remarkable gra< e
in her wild dancing, notably In the
Mabelle Adams <k Co. offer a dramatic
skit far above the average in merit,
called "Zila." which is particularly,
Joe Flynn. "The Man With the
Book." succeeds by his ?juick. clever
comedy work, both in songs and mon?
ologue, in justifying his hilling as ths
headllner. laist night the audience
wouldn't let him go until he had prom?
ised to sing some more if the audi?
ence would remain quietly seated until
this afternoon He is one long, happy
Honors A I?e Prince are not only
knockabout acrobats of much skill,
hut provide some genuine comedy as ,
well. W I>
Twe More Performance?.
The exhibition of Rainey a African
Hunt Plcturee doses to-day with two
performances?one at I'M In the after?
noon, and one at * 2* in the evening
WILL BE SUBMITTED TO TAFT
Report of Bereee of ? eewwewrtewa ee
Washington. February 4?The re?
port of the Bureau of Corporations on
the International Harvester Company
will be submitted to President Taft this
week h? ' ?commissioner ("onant The
President will then deride whether the
report will he made puhllc at this time
in view of the pending antitrust suit
agslr.st rr.e corporation Counsel for
the con-panv ssked the ??resident to
withhold the report urt?l the sett wns
Pey ?t.il? TTsefte < eetftewe.
Pespite ?11 efforts on the port of the
police and the ?heeapeeke snd PO*0- ,
mse Telephone Compose to espturs
the persons ruejs??*??? **? thefts
of teler., or,, pey ststlens. which begsr
some time ego. the-, still continue A
report wss mode yeeterday to the ro?
ller thet sr tnstr-trre.nl ard cash boa
containing probably 'sker
from s booth In 'lHherfe Hotel, ttlghth
snd Fmeklln ntraets. omwe time Jtfon
rJLTON HILL MEETING
Home of >m Cm Mar Left to ?trert
At a mass-meetlng^of Fulton Hill
citizen*. hel<l at ?Jeffert s Hall, on the
National Cemetery Roar!, last night,
plans for the Fulton Hill extension
of the Richmond and Henrlco Railway
lines were generally discussed. Dr.
i.eorge I Rarksdale was made tem?
porary chairman, and quite a number
of citizens expressed their views. The
major.ty of those present probably
i were citizens of Henrico County living
In the vicinity of the National Ceme?
tery, who <ared llttie what route the
line should take in getting out to them
so that it was promptly built. Those
present from within the city had di?
vergent views as to the best route to
he fallowed, and the resolutions finally
adopted agreed to leave the matter of
route to the subcommittee of the Com?
mittee on Streets and the street car
Sp* ial to The Times-Dispatch.>
Frederick sburg. Vs.. February 4 ?
<" K :,-lers and Jiiss Essie Stephens,
both of Lancaster County, were mar?
ried a few days ago at the home of tho
bride. I:?v K II Reamy officiating.
For Infants and Children,
flit Kind Yob Hare Alwajs B**tM
Clasaes purchased at random
MAY prove M?slectory, al?
though more often they cease eye
injury, while glasses furnished by
o? MUST give entire satisfaction
Our work is not finished anti'
Why experiment ?
Tanner Paint & Oil Co
141? and Hit East Mate. *?