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horrible Death of Young Her?
bert Moody.
Manchester? Council Reorganizes thle
Week?Elks' Mooting To-Morrow.
Rehabilitation of Car Line.
Personal and Notes.
Manchester Bureau Tlmes-Dlspatch, I
No. 1102 Hull Street. J
Alanchcster and Swansboro wore wrapt
In sorrow yesterday evening when thn
new? of tho horrible death of Herbert
Moody, the Boventeen-yea r-old so not Mr.
Ezra Moody, Jr., was hoard.
Tho lad, In company with two com?
panions, James Thomas ond John Nolto,
had spent a part of the dny^ln hunting
in Chesterfield county, ? short dlstnnco
from tho city. Thoy had a good timo,' and
wero on their way homo, and were walk?
ing nn the Soaboard Air, Line tracks
nbout c. mile and a half from the city.
Local No. 80 was overdue, and about G:30
o'clock It thundered up at a rapid rate.
The throo boya attempted to get out of
the way, but In somo wny young Moody
mado a mlvc/ilculatlou, and tho train
bore down" upon him, crushing out his
young life In a flash. His neck and arm
woro broken, and tho gun ho carried was
crushed into jnany jpleces.
The train was stopped aflor a run of a
short distance, and the porter was loft
with the body, and Coronar Loving noti?
fied. The sad news of the awful tragedy
was carried to the boy's parents, and
Funeral Director Morrlsctt was placed
ln charge of the remains.
After viewing the romains the ,???????
decided to hold an Inquest at his oillco in
Swansoboro, on Monday evening at t?
The remains were prepared for burini
by Mr. Alorrlsett and tho funeral will bo
from West Und Church at 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon.
Herbert Moody wae a popular young fel
lew, and was a leader among his com?
panions, all of whom aro grieved nnd
distressed" at his death. Ills father Is one
of the best known Manchester citlzons
He Is manager of the hag and trunk
factory, near Maury Cemetery. The be?
reavement that has befallen the family
hue brought to them many expressions of
On Tuesday night the Common Council
will meet for reorganization, and tho
Board of Aldermen will meet the follow?
ing night. The presidents of the two
bodies' will name tholr committees, but
It Is believed there will be few, If any,
changes In the present make-up of the
The regular meeting of Manchester
Lodge will be held to-morow night, when
a final report from the new home com?
mittee will probably be received. The
lodge ito In a growing and most prosper?
ous condition, and hopes to get into tho
now home long.before cold weather,
Mnny contributions have been received
by the ladles' committee in charge of the
unveiling ceremonies at Chesterfield
Courthouse on September 2. The com?
mittees, of which Mrs. J. Al. Gregory In
chairman, return their earnest thanks
to those who have contributed, among
them the following:
Ft. E, Lee Camp. Sons of Veterans of
G!. E. Lee Camp, Captain John Lamb,
Govornor A. J. Montague, Governor C. T.
O'Fcrrall. Attorney-General ??. A. An?
derson, Judge John G. Dew. Judge George
L. Christian, Judgo" J. M. Gregory, 11. K.
Pollard, Joseph W; Southall, J. Taylor
Ellyson, Lleutenant-Governor Willard,
Thomas F, Jeffries, Colonel Joseph Bry?
an, Air. Joseph B. Montgomery, Captain
E. Leslie Spcnce, Major D. A. Brown.
Taylor Strattoni Vf. G. Jones, Colonel
Murphy, D. Buchanan & Son, Messrs.
Jtothert & Co.. Messrs. Cohen <ft Co., Mr
J?rgens. W. F. Smith, The Globe, Kauf?
mann. Messrs. Miller & Rhoads. Thallil
mcr Brothers, Mr. B. H. Morrlsette. Mrs.
C. H. Dorset, Mr. T. L. Cersley. :-r--ssrs.
Jones aft Clements, W. Vf. Friend. T. F.
Pot tigre W, S. K. Brown. J F. Rowlett,
P. A. Rowlett. John C. Reans, W. E.
Buss. Samuel Belcher. Joseph C. Brown,,
Charles Fug.ua, R. L. Patrani and Law?
rence Pool. In addition to the above
AIlss Bello AlcTyre. Mrs. R. G. Wood,
Captain David Moore. J. Wallace Sncll
Ings and Mrs. A. O. Alartin, members of
the committee, also mude collections,
?which thev have turned In.
The unveiling will tako place on Wed?
nesday. Judge Ingram nnd Judge Clop
ton will make the addresses.
West Chesterfield Sunday-School Asso?
ciation will meet this morning nt 10:3?
o'clock. Those put down to spenk ? if :
Rov. Porter Hardy. Captain Vf. Vf. Bak?
er, R. E. Felch, Captain John Lamb;
The membership embraces fourteen Sun?
Locked up safely In tho AlancheBtor
Jail aro two negroes from Chesterfield
county charged with criminal assault,
with a colored woman as tho victim.
They were arrested by Constable Alyls,
nnd brought to Manchester.
James King Is under arrest on Iho
o.nnrge of stealing brass from Shotwoll's
Wllllo Carter, Is under arrest as -
fiusplclous character.
A barber shop has been opened hy Air.
A. R. Toney, at No. S'.M Hull Street.
Mr. Julian Cox offers a reward for tho
recovery of a horso -and buggy that has
been missing for several days.
The funeral of Ilttlo Amanda nnd Louise
Williams, the twin Infants of Mr. and
Airs. W. W. Williams, took place nt 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Asa
Drlscoll conducted the sorvlces. .
Rev. E. V. Baldy Will nroach on "Spir?
itual Completeness" at Balnbrldgo Stroot
Church this morning.
Aluoh to tho gratification of tho people
of Alanchostor tho Passenger & Powor
Company yesterday put a force of men
?to work laying heavy sixty-pound T-ralla
with new cross ties on Hull Streot, from
tho Coaot Line crossing to tho end of
?wansboro. This wotk would havo been
done long ore this, but it has boon Im?
possible to obtain the material,
Mr. J. Calvin Whlleley. Jr., engineer In
chnrgo, said last night that tho work
?would probably be completed In ton days.
As soon as the cross-ties can bo se?
cured the company will rehabilitate tho
Forost Hill lino from tho bridge out to
?TTie. park.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., August 20,-Rumnrs
that Frank Gould was hero to-day with
li view to purchasing the Norfolk Railway
end Light Company are officially denied.
Howorer, Jake Newma,n and John Now
mnn, brothers, of New York: a Air, Ford.l
of New Orleans, and nn export engineer
were to-day taken by General Manager
IE. C. Hathnway and his division super?
intendent over the entire system.
The gentlemen In tho party will Invest
Jieavfly In tho property.
Alleged Disorderly Houses.
John Henderson, a colored man, was ar?
rested on a warrant last night'by Oilleura
Wiltshire and Howell"" on the chat-go of
maintaining a disorderly house, for (?,0
purpose of gambling on South Eighth
Btreet. He will answer the charge In the
"follat Court to-morrow morning,
Tho Wonderful Kidney, Liver and Blad?
der Hemotly.
Bwamp-ttoot, discovered by tho onil
nont kidney and bladder specialist,
promptly euros Ultlnoy, livor, blunder and
urlo arid troubles,
Homo of the early symptoms of weak
kidneys aro pain or dull arlio In tlio hack,
rhoiimtillMiii (??????????, hmdm-hr, ner?
vousness, catarrh of Hip bladder, gravel
or calculi, bloating, sallow complexion,
puffy or dark circles under tho oyes, sup?
pression of urine, or compelled to pass
water often tiny nnd night,
Tho mild nnd extraordinary effect of
tho world.famotm kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Moot, Is soon reallned.
It stands tho highest. for Its, wonderful
cures of the most dlslreHsliiK chbos, If
you need a medicine you should havo tho
Swamp-Root Is not recommended for
everything, but If you havo kidney, liver.
bladder or uric ncld trouble you will find
It Just, (ho remedy you need.
Hold by druggists liivilfty-ceht and ono
dnllnr slues, You may havo a srimplo
hoi Ho of tir. Kilmer's Own mp-Root and
a pamphlet that tells all nbout It, Includ?
ili? many of the thousands of letters re?
ceived from sufferers cured, both sent
free by mall. Wrlto Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Blnghamton, K. Y., and pieaeo be sure ??
mention that you read this generous of?
fer In Tho Klehmond Tlmes-DIspatch.
Don't mako any mistake, but remember
the. name, Bwamp-ltoot, Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, antl tho nddrese, Blngham
ton, ?. Y., on every bottle,
Big Crowds Saw the Show
The Performance Looked Like a Real
Circus, and Went With a Vim?De
Van's Acts Were Big Features.
Amateurs Vtry Clever.
The Amatou,? Circus was gl'ven at the
Horse Show building yesterday, and all
Richmond was Ibero.
The rnatlnoe performance was more In
the naturo of a dress rehearsal than any?
thing else, and not ?'few of tho perform?
ers failed to put ln an appearance at tho
afternoon exhibition, as their buslnoBs
duties detained them.
It was at the "nlgltf performance, that
tho show was seen to tho best advantage
Both performances commenced promptly
at the hour advertised, and there were no
hitches, such as apt to occur In amateur
exhibitions. Tho night performance moved
along at a most rapid pace, thore being
not half a minute wait between any of tho
fourteen acts presented. Many of tho
acts wer? presented two and three at a
timo. Just as Is done in the big two ring
circuses, which have superseded tho old
tlmc onu ring show. The gong would
sound, the band. would play, ami?tho
performers wero out in the ring in a se?
cond, doing their acts. As soon aa an
act was called in at the expiration of tho
lime allowed it, another was hurried out,
as fast as Ihe band could change their
music. The grand entree- took place at
S:45, as had been announced, and the
show was "out and over" by 10 o'clock,
ln true circus fashion. It was a continuous
show, fourteen acts, aria some sixty per?
form?^ being introduced In the time oc?
cupied by tho exhibition.
Tho grand entree was quito a pretty
sight, llrst camo Captain Prank Cun
nlughnm. In a stylish whlto costume.
Professor Busser antl his trained pony
came* next, and then soven of the star per?
formers, all mounted on fino looking
horses, followed, with tho brass band Just
behind them. The clowns and other per?
formers brought up tho rear, and last of
all came two comical looking donkeys.
The feature acts of the performance
wero thoso of H. C. Do Van, a profes?
sional, specially engaged for the exhibi?
tion. His aerial act was most sensational
in Its nature, ond was a daring piece of
work. De Vun and his clever little dog,
Daisy Belle, also did a groat slack wire,
act. The number presented by Do Van
lidded much to the show, though lt must
not be understood that thero wore not
exceedingly clever acts presented by tho
array of local talent. Mr. Clinton Boyd
did a wire act, running ten minutes, a'nd
kept tho oves of the audience on him
during every second of that limo. He
"dressed" his act splendidly, wearing one
of Iho prettiest costumes of nnv in tho
cirpus, nnd making a. complete change
whllo on tho wire.
????. Robert Morrlsette, billed as "Ma
zeppa," did a unlquo Japanoso rope, walk?
ing act, for which he had a pertect cos?
tume. His work on tho high, slanting
ropo was very clever, and would have
compared most favorably with that of a
Messrs, Klndervator and Payne did
the only act of Us kind on tho bill. They
presunteti a "brother act," and their
tumbling .was liberally applauded. Tlio
act received deserved recognition. It
was somewhat similar to that of tho
Tho laughing lilt of tlio bill was the
burlesque pn Captain Bonavlta, tho lion
tamor. This was presented by Mr. Tom
Farley and his partnor, Air. Rico, and the
two mado an Immenso hit. It was very
warm work for Mr. Rice, but bo per?
formed his part nobly.
Professor Busser delighted overybody,
?especially tho ladles and children, with
his trick pony. Tho llttlo animal behaved
beautifully at tho night performance.
Master Jim MoDonough's services were
of a naturo to causo them to be appreci?
ated. With very little notice he did a
bareback riding act, without which no
circus is complete. The little fellow did
remarkably well, too, for Of all circus
work, this is probably the most difficult.
Ho was also one of the winning ridora
in the races.
Professor Munn and his educated don
kov caused lots of laughter. Mr. Munn's
make-up was groat, Mr. Eugene Davis
clowned during tho entire show, and
helped materially to make that part of
the performance ? succoss. No profes?
sional could havo done a hotter ''Rubo"
than Albert Boshon, and. there wore
many laughs to his credit. Cuptuln Prank
Cunningham made ? typical rlngmustor,
and presented a fine appearance In the
arena. Mr, Harry Glenn was one of
tho most comrlcal looking of tlio clowns,
Mr. Lonnie Wilson was exceeding elovor
In his clowning, In which ho Introduced
elovor amateur work.
Mr. Wllllnm H. Thompson did as much
for the success of tho entertainment ns
any one In It. His announcements of tho
feu turo acts were made as nearly like
the genuino oirotia talker as It waa pos?
sible to mako them. He worked with a
zoal that was highly appreciated. Mr.
AViiklo Freeman was ?lever In IiIb clown,
ing methods, as was also Mr. Tom Par?
lay and Mr. Rico,
Mrs. Crenshaw III,
Mrs. Mabel Brown Crenshaw, who haa
beon on a visit of somo weeks to Vir?
ginia Reach, Is 111 at that resort. Pr. T,
W. Murrell, hor physician, was summon?
ed by telegraph from this city last even?
ing. _
Mrs. A. D. Brown and Misses Celestino
nnd Avio Brown, who have boon visiting
frlonds at Cartersvlllo, Va., havo returned
4o the cltv
Will Try to Reduce Trotting
Record Still Further
This Still an Open Title, the Very Ele
ments Seeming to Conspire Against
Match Between Best of the
East and West.
(Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
flKVf YORK, Aug. 29.?Ono Would havq
thought that when the two-minute trotter
long hoped for ln vain, arrived, harness
horsomen would havo been satlsflod for
the balance of the soason at least, Not
so, however. Allllard^ Sanders, who drovo
tho flrat trotter hat oaver wont tho mllo
ln two minute? flat, has no hesitation
In expressing the opinion that groat Ilt?
tlo Lou Dillon, can clip another second
or so from the record, and, with tho con?
sent o? Air. Billings, the proud owner,
of the grand mare, expects to send her
over tho line In 1:59 or better before sho
goos Into whaler quarters. And there
aro many who saw the splendid performr
ance at Roadsvllle, who bellevo he can
do It.
This has been a, great soason for the
harness brigade, with both the pacing
and trotting records beaten, and by ani?
mals that had plenty of go left whon the
feats were performed.
While the supremacy of the harness
world has been definitely settled, and a
new king and queen duly crowned, ?tho
question as to which Is the greatest of
the runners Is no nearer a settlement than
It was when I last wrote. If anything.
Addressing Henrlcoane.
the situation Is more complicated than,
over. It looked for a whllo as though
Hermls and AlcChesney would meet at
Saratoga. Both animals were declared on
edge, and "a great crowd gathered to
see them try conclusions. But the very
elements seem to bo In the conspiracy to
keep the top-notchers apart, for on the
day sot for tho raco the floods came and
boat upon the track. Shields and Smathers
very properly declined to let Hermls and
Big Alac race In mut fetlock deep, and
there was another disappointment. Both
owners are anxious for a match, and
when Shields proposed a sweepstakes
of $5,000 or $10,000 a side, provided the
Coney Island Jockey Club would hang
up a similar amount. Smathers Jumped
at the chance. It was not to be, however,
for the club promptly squelched the
scheme by declining to bo a party to the
race. It may bo set down as practically
settled that ther will bo no special races
aranged for the five horsee which are
considered tho 'very best.
? aa ?
An Interesting bit of gossip comes to
mo this week. It Is to the effect that Ed?
win Gould Is thinking ot acquiring; a
racing stable. Ho has been with E. R.
Thomas a good bit for the past few days,
and rumor has It that Air. Thomas has
Infected him with somo of his own enthu?
siasm for tho thoroughbred, and that a
j-art of tho" Gould millions will go Into
race horses and things appurtenant thereto
According to the-?atory, Air. Gould's colors
will bo seen on tlio track next season.
Air. Gould will "neither affirm nor deny
tho statement.
? ? ?
It Is no secret that the soason this year
at Saratoga has beon a disappointment.
Candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney
of Henrlco.
On very few days has the track been in
condition for rt-al first-class sport, and
whllo Ihore huve been some good races, us
a whole the sport has been below the
mark, Better luck Is hoped for at^ the
tSheepshead. "Bay meeting. From the Jtil?
H Dyspeptic
tek? ^PflS^lw
t?Mrfbv'Amruan fW?*'?**'*'?W
rWri.rU hearlbiirn, nclcHty: ????????.???? the
bowoK removes fermoniliiR inn ter antl
prepares theslo.riach to digest proper food.
?... ~?ai ??. at UrugRlsle of l'y lilil? filili
liai racing at the Bay It looks no though
tho hope will "?? realized.
I a, ?
The bookmakers are not complaining
about Saratoga. Whllo It Is trite a few h ?
winnings have been reported, the ract Is
that most of tho money ban stopped with
tho layers of odds.? All'the big plungers
havo beoh well scorched, while tho pikers
havo contributed their quota In the vari?
ous bank rolls,
. ? ? *
Will W. C. Whitney's luck chango at
Candidate Re-election to the House In
Bheepshead? That is a'question which is
being very generally asked, lt is to be
hoped It will, because Mr. Whitney is tho
kind of sportsman Who deserves lo see his
colors ln front once In a while. If his
Saratoga luck follows him to the Metro?
politan tracks, lt will take an extra div?
idend on Metropolitan Street Railway to
make good. His string has not como
anywhere near earning Its keep.
John A. Drake Is another one whose
rabbit foot lost Its virtue at the Spa.
This year not a single Drake horso has
run a creditable race at Saratoga,
Tho stable wasi shipped over hero In
plenty of time to become thoroughly ac?
climated and to have a proper prepara?
tion. It was the special desire of Mr.
Drake to renew his Saratoga triumphs of
last year. He has been almost entirely
absent as an owner In the stake races,
and has won no handicaps or selling races
ot any particular value.
Enoch Wlsihard, who is training tho sta?
ble, Is supposed to know as much about
placing a horse as any trainer we have.
But he has been singularly inapt at his
business hero, and has done most of his
racing whero he seemed to be outclassed.
The result Is a, long, list ot seconds and
thirds and nowheres, which aro written
about the horses in his training.
Mr. Drake is credited with having been
equally as unfortunate in the betting ring.
' The last day at Saratoga was marked
by some pretty bad riding. Bull man and
Creamer wero noth t*at down for rough
riding, and In the opinion of good Judges
Jockey Haack deserved punishment for
the same offense fully as much as the
other boys. In fact, there is reason to
believe tho stewards wero somewhat
hasty.in the case of Bullrnan,
Much Interest Is felt among ? Bottom
horsemen In Dick Welles. Such good
Judges of a race horse as John W. Gates
and his son, Charles G. Gates, Charles
Head Smith, Carroll Reld, Joseph Yea
ger, Woodford Clay and Charles R. Elli?
son bollevo that Respete has ln Dick
.Welles tho fastest horso tho American
turf has seen In many seasons, it is
hoped that Respess will bring him East
beforo tho season is over, so that we
may see whether or not be is over-rated
by his Western admirers. If ho ly as fast
?e they say ho is, thoro should be good
Candidate for Re-election as Sheriff of
business about hero for him, for thero
are fat purset-J for a sprinter which can
take tue measuro of tho speedy Eastorn
A late arrival at Saratoga was Charles
F. v Prlco, goneral manager of tho new
Louisville Jockey Club. Mr. Price was at
Atlantlo City with )"s wlfe for several
weeks, but attracted by tho announce?
ment that Hormis and McChesney would
meet in tho Cliamplain, dooldod to go up
for the remainder of tho meeting. Mr.
Price was on hand for tho Futurity, and
Will spend about a week in Now York,
W, F, Schulte goes back to Louisville
a disappointed man. Ho camo on with
the Florist coll, Baits, and with .the
form which tho coll had shown him at
Chicago ho thought lie might win a st'aAa
at Saratoga with hrtn* The coif? racing
there had a good dea? of nierlt to It, nnd
Ihe animal attracted to hlipol? some
very shrowd observers, who were expect?
ing to seo him land something good.
He Is not a particularly fast one in
muddy going, and at iho timo when he
was'thought lo I"* J"s ?"'???; "??, tl'?cU
would not permit kim to start. He also
suffered somewhat from lack of work on
account of tho heavy r?ns, and Mr.
Schulte goes ho.ii.> I? Kentucky without
having hnd the satlsfao Ion of seeing his
colt really tried out In tho presence of tin
Eastern audience.
? ? *
Tullo?! Fleisch ma nn has a promising colt
in Hu.stbouni". "?) Iws speed nnd looks
M thoughTe could carry weight, ? |3
fueli?od ? be refractory at tho post/ but
will doubtless be broke? of this defect,
When ? oushl to win wm. good races.
Struck On Looker for Com?
ments on His Horse.
Now Proposed that tho Crack Thor?
oughbreds Meet for Great Test at
Harlem Track?Plungers Win
Big Money from Bookies.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHICAGO, August ??.-Edward Corri?
gan, tho master of Hawthorne, again got
himself into very serious trouble by his
hasty tempor.
'Slnco Judgo Bryan declared that after
Henry's bad ride on Grand Opera, tho.
boy wou?d not again bo allowed to rido on
the local track, the public have felt ag?
grieved at Corrigan'? porslstenco In wish?
ing to keep Henry In tho saddle, and raco
goers were of tho opinion that Henry
was not riding to tho best Of advantage.
On Tuesday Corrigan had h/Iargis ln
race, and ho decided ho would'glvo Henry
the mount. Tine nerve of tho all-powerful
Emperor of Hawthorne, was so gigantic
that It fairly stupefied tha patrona of the
track. Hi'trgls has boon ono of Corrlgan's
most consistent pe'rformers. and It looked
as If ho had thhr?rl?ia a'????? and a six?
teenth at his mercy, and the public
backed him for a fortuno around ? to 6,'
Henry rulo ono of his best races on tho
colt, but he could not win, finishing
third. After the horseso wero pulled
up and Hargla was brought back to the
Judge's stand, Henry dismounted. The en?
tire audience of 5,000 peoplo hissed and
cat-called and shouted: "Rule him oft;
rule him oft: rule both him and Corrigan
off; throw out, they are robbers!" and for
a time It looked as If tho angry crowd
would use violence Corrigan was stand?
ing on the steps watching the race, lie
had plunged heavily on the horse, think?
ing that Hargls could not lose, and It was
like finding money. His great disappoint?
ment at tho result, therefore, put him ln
no happy frame of mind.
An outsider who happened to be stand?
ing near Corrigan maao some decidedly
uncomplimentary remarks about him, his
horse and Henry. He turned llko a flash
and struck the yuong man a blow which
caused him to stumble down the stops.
His unwarranted action caused the In?
dignant bystanders to cry "shame," and
hiss him. He then turned and fled to tho
paddock, heartily ashamed at his loss of
To cap tho climax, Henry was guilty
of striking another onlooker attor tho
sixth race.
When one of Corrlgan's horsos won,
tho young man whom Henry struck, -was
said to havo remarked: "Well there's ono
of Corrlgan's horses that finally did win,
but I guess he wouldn't If Henry had
been up." Henry thon struck him.
On Thursday of this weok tho Judges
were compelled, to fine both Corrhjan
and Henry, and show their disapproval
of their rowdyism. \
The universal opinion appears to he that
hnd any ono but tho Czar of Hawthorne
and his Jockey committed tho offense,
they would havo been ruled off the turf.
Forecasts all point to the coming meet?
ing nt Harlam as moro than an ordinary
ono, and In all probability ono ot the
greatest races, "both from a monetary
standpoint and of tho deepest ltnerest,
to tho general public will be brought
about that has been seen In tho decade,
Arrangements hnve not beon definitely
concluded, but everything points to tho
crowning race betweon the champions,
Dick Welles, Africander, AlcChesney and
Hermls, wiUh a prlzo of $10,000 to tho
How doos that clmbnlatlon strike you,
Air. Regular?
Air, Nathanson, secretary of the Harlem
Race Track, Is very anxious to pull off
such a contest, and thinks all prelimina?
ries will soon bo completed.
Tho following ls hl*< proposition:
"Tho Harlom Jockey Club to put up
$20,000, and tho owners of each of tho
quartette to add $5,000 apleco. This would
Candidate for County Clerk of Henrlco,
make a swenpslako nf $10,000, the greatest
sum ever raced for In tho West except
the $50,000 Derby." ,
Tho conditions to govern would bo
weight for age. Tho distance would be
from a mllo and a furlong to a mile and
a half, with a preference for tho shorter
It Is understood that both Air. Smathers
and Thomas aro iiiixIoiih to bring about
such a meeting. Dick Welles Is already*
on the ground, and no douht Hermls and
Mcfitiesney would be shipped before the
close of the Coney is la im* fPfjyA U W
Men of fashion will discern fresh evi?
dence of Knox Hat supremacy.'
Fall Productions Now Ready.
We are sole agents for Richmond.
The accompanying reproduction from the architect's drawing
represents a suburban residence to be erected in the near future upon
a most beautiful site near this city. This style of architecture of the
house is colonial and is most attractive. It will add greatly to the
surrounding suburb.
Billy Burgundy, the Father
of Slang, to Contribute
a Story Each Sun?
There was a timo when slang was
shunned by' the enlightened and refined,
both in cona-ersatlon and writing. This
has changed. Opposition to the dialect
has practically disappeared, and It Is ?
to-day employed "by the most prim and j
Billy Burgundy, who onterod tho field ?
of lltoraturo a couplo of yoars ago, at
onco attracted widespread attention by
his1 coinage of words and phrases, which
convoy'rhennlngs with amazing force, and
at the same timo lack coarsenoss and
vulgarity. Billy Burgundy has raised the
tone of slang to such an extent that It Is
now considered to bo quito tho proper
thing to-use.
The Billy Burgundy brand of slang
consists of metaphor and simile, with horo
and thero a coined word, tho meaning
of which needs no explanation to tho
alert mind. It has been aptly termed "the
slang of tho smart sot."
Billy Burgundy,, who Is In real life,
O. Victor Limerick, AI. D., made his first
bow to Iho reading public with a book of
humorous and satirical sketches ?
titled "Toothsomo Tales Told ln Slang."
This volumo was recently followed by
"Billy Burgundy's Letters'," which has
'made a profound hit,
Air. Llmorlck resents tho appellation
"Doctor," although It Is his by right. Ho
was born In Rodnoy, AIlss., Ainrch 2*2, 1S72.
While In his tcons he wont to Baltimore
to study chemistry, and on completing his
studies in this branch of science, ho took
up tho Study of medclno and was grad?
uated In 1S93. Later ho was called to
New Tork to edit a medical journal, and
threo yoars ago ho deserted the field ot
medical literature to dovote himself to
His talos are always marked by playful?
ness and common sonso, and whllo he Is
Irresistibly laughable and his expressions
are delightfully picturesque, ho Is never
ln tho slightest degree vulgar.
At tho present time Billy Burgundy Is
engaged In writing a series; of tales, ono
of which will appear In The Tlmes-Dls?
patch eaoh Sunday, beginning September
6th. Tho tales will be Illustrated by Swln^
I nerton and othor well known comic ar
1 tlsts.
said the only drawback to tho consumma?
tion of tills great event ls tho owners ot
Africander, and predictions on all sides
ate that this will be overcome.
Tho principal events of tho past week
were the August Handicap, at ono and
one-quarter miles, and tho Exceltlor Han?
dicap, at a. mllo and a sixteenth. The
August Handicap was won by Glassful,
?at Dunn's Allrthful gelding, who low?
ered tho track record for tho distance to
2:0J 2-ji, Lucky Charley Ellison, the blondo
plunger, returned from Saratoga to see
his' good three-year-old, Judgo Hlmes,
annex his second stake of the season.
At tho opening of tho Hawthorne spring
mooting ho won tho handicap, valued at
$10.000, and Thursday ho was ablo to an?
nex the August Handicap, worth $2,500.
Al. D. Alliier a new bookmaker and horso
owner, Is vory much In tho public eyo at
1 resent. Slnco leaving California -last
winter ho has had a phenomenal streak
ot luck, his winnings up to the prosxsnt
timo being In tho neighborhood of $30,000.
One of our Western bettors writes from
l'y-? Enst that Rlloy Orannan, well known
fP^iughout tho country, has another of
hlf. winning streaks on, and la ?SO.flOO
ahead of tho game this season.
B, Bonner, who many consider ono of
tho best colored boys over teon In tho
saddle, has been suspended for the bal?
ance of the soason at Hawthorno for
rough riding taotlcs.
Tho reopening of Harlem next weok Is
looked eagerly forward lo by tho sporting
fraternity, not only for tho great Improve?
ments that are to take place In tho gen?
eral make-up of the sport, but aro all
anxiety to see pulled off the big event,
tho meo between tho four greatest tho?
roughbreds tho world has ever known.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ALEXANDRIA. VA., Aug. 20.-.Mr. Sel?
ma Lynn and Alias Jano Lozano, both of
this city, wero quietly I married in Wash?
ington to-day. The couple loft for Orange
where thoy will spend somo time ui Ihn
home of the groom's parents. Later thoy
will make tholr home In this city,
Insurance Murgar.
Alany negro llnanclors will bo here Wed?
nesday morning to attend the merger
meeting of colored Insurance companies,
The mooting will Im presided over by
Rev. Vf, l'\ Graham, president; of the
American Company, of this city, under
w-hnse auspices Iho meeting will be held.
It was stated yestenluy l.-y Griihain that
tho coiu'erence will bo held behind i*)Q-Jod
doors and only thusu will bo admitted
who are lmuua4UU-vii' lutoieitiid lu U-?
It Is Believed that a Vein
of Coal Is on Fire.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
BRISTOL. TENN., August 2fl.?Fir?
has been raging for two days m the
Cralgon tunnel, on tho Clinch Valley divi?
sion .of tlio Norfolk and Western, and all
trafilo west of tho tunnol Is being routed
east via Bristol over tho Virginia and
? All efforts to subdiue the flames have
boon futile, and boat and smoke aro pour
,lng out of both onds of the tunnel.
It Is supposed that tho fire wm caused
by ignition ot a stratum/ of coal In tho
Citizens Have Invested In Oarollna
Chemical at the Low Price,
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch,)
Kl'iYSVILLE, VA., Aug. W.-Mr, Paul
Jones and wifo, of Now Yvrk, aro on a
visit to Mr. Jones' sister, .Mrs. J; W. Mor?
ton. Mr. Jones Is tho general attorney
for tho American Cotton Company. H#
is Ilio son of Judge John T. Jones and
was considered one of the ablest law?
yers In Arkansas, where he formerly re
.Mr, Tom L. Templo and hie four chij.
dren, uf Tuxarkanii. ark., Mrs. Weber,
Ml.ssos Marguerite and Ge?rgie and oth?
ers, nro also visiting at "Morton Hall."
Mr. Templo formerly lived in Essex coun?
ty, Va., Where he was reared. Ho la?
accumulated, a largo fortune ln the lum?
ber business and is classed as a million?
aire in his adopted State.
Miss Ludo Morton, soprano of tho Flnt
Baptist Church, Richmond, baa returned
to lier homo, after a month's stay at
Virginia Reach.
Mr. E. H, Jeifrcss, one of the oldest
merchants her??, is quito ill and has been,
confined to his bed for over two month?.
Mr. William 11. Rutlldgo is about to
build a largo storo house, adjoining the
brick one lio hns on King Street, both of
which will be occupied September 1st by
Messrs, Haunter <& son. The postoffice
will bo moved to tho now building.
Tho new crop of primings -are coming
In und bringing satisfactory prices. Many
people here have Invested Iu tho stock of
tlio Virginia-Carolina, Chemical Coinpanjr
?a* the lOW Dl'lCCS.

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