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IN WORK NOTED Mjstract of Report of Presby? terian Committee of Publication Just Issued. ADVERTISEMENT OF CITY Amount of Mail Excecds That of Any Other One Business Housc in Richmond. Tlu- Presbytorlnn Commltteo ot Pub llcntlon, wlth offlcos In thla clty, Issued yostordny an abstract of Its annual re? port as of Aprll 1st. Tho full report will ho printed und presontcd to tho Genoral Assembly, whlch meets ln Blr iiiiiigiium, Altt., ln May. A must i-ncouragliig growth of tho buslness of thls agency ot tho Pros byterlan Church, Bouth, ls Imllcated In tho abstract, whlch also shows tho ad vantngoous position of Bichmond n.i n ilistrlliutiiig polnt for tho ontlre South und West. Thls commlttoo, whlch is Incorporatcd In VIrglnlu, furnlshoB tho Sundny-schoOl papors nnd lessou leuf lets, ns well as a greut array of books, Irni-ts, otc. used ln tln; denomlnatloii, nml lts prlnting contract Ib one of tho l.irgi'st lot in Vlrglnia. Tho iitiniial amount of mail dopositod by the Presbyterian Commltteo uf Pub? lication in tlio Bichmond post-olflco Is greater thnn thnt of nny other ono buslnoss concern In tiio clty, the nuni b< r of Saii j.-ith-si lioni porlodlcals inailod durlng tlie yoar exccodlng soveu million coplos. Thls enormous amount of literature, not to mentlon tho work of tho book department, ls undoubtedly ono of tho bost of advortlBonients for the clty of Blohmond throughout a wldo terrltory. extf-iidlng to New Moxlco und to tho southern borders of Toxas. Interesting Items. A nutnber of Interesting ltenis nre contalnod ln thu report of Secretary B. E. Mnglll. During tlm year a branch di-poHltnry opcrated under Instructlons from tho Rlchmond ofllco hns been openod at Ti'Xnrkann, Ark.-Tox. Not withstandlng the transfer of much of it to the Toxns branch, the buslness of tlm Rlchmond house has steadily In treased throughout tho year. A depos ltary durlng tlie summer nioniliB hns nlso been nrrnngod for nt Montreat, N. C? whero tho Presbyterian Church proposes to hold a serles of summer aisembllos. A now weekly perlodicnj will be ad? ded to the list of the commlttce's pub llcatlons on July lst?tho pnper to bo culled Onward, nnd to cost flfty conts u yoar. It will bo a high-class lllus trntcd mngftzlne for tho homo readlng of young people, nnd lt is cstlmated that 25,000 siibscrlbcrs will be secured ln advunec of tho llrst publlcatlon date?. A new hymn-book for the uso of Sabbath-schoOls and young people's so clotica ls ln course of proparatlou. belng pri'parcd Jolntly wlth tho German Keformed Presibyterlnn Church, whos-? iiflices of publlcatlon nro ln Phlladel? phia. This book will be sold aa low a? twenty cents a copy for lhe music edl? tlon, ln duruble cloth bindlng. It will bc put on tho markct as soon us tho nccessary copyrlghts cun bo secured. Unprofitable Ventures. The report shows that the publica? tion of sorlous works, such as blographies of ominont mon ln tho church und volumes of sermons, havo boen unprotltable ventures, und tho commlttoo has adopted a pollcy of not accoptlng for publlcatlon in book form any inunuscrlpt until thu cost hns been i' ??oi.-d by an advance subscriptlon. Many books on theology ot tmpor tanco to tho church hnve been Issued during the past yoar, however, wlth a large number of tracts and pam phlets, tho total of printed pages dur? lng the yoar, including tho perlodlcals, oxceedlng olghty-fivo million, an In? crcase over last year of nbout ten mil? lion pages. ln tho department of Sabbath-school perlodlcals tho totnl number of coplos prlnted was 7,731.20-1, and the Incroaso iu slnglo coplcs over last year was 158, 310. In thc book department a substantial galn ls ulso roportod over tho sales ot the prevlous year. Tho ealos for tho year endlng March 31, 1907, were as follows: Sales ln book department.... $62,036 97 Snles in periodlcal depart? ment. 66.965 06 Totnl salos for tho yenr_$129,001 83 Incrcase over salos of tho prevlous year.$12,047 07 A $20 Suit For Every Man In Richmond At $10. The tisual clothing store and tailor are charging two prices for their goods hoav. Later on in the dull days they'll drop about one half to tAvo-thirds. We are selling you A Tailor-Made Suit AlA at a Fair Price, ?P*v Our factories make them from the best materials and in the latesfc styles. Every man ill Richmond ought to Avear our clothes. They cost $io the year round. $10. $6 Trousers, $3. Mail orders filled promptly. American Clothing Stores Company, 418 E. Bwd Street. Headquarters, 418BraomeSt.,NewYork Boy Jinks Are apt to be "high jinks." You can't keep a red-bloodcd boy from playing pranks any more than you keep a kitten from frisking about thc hearth. ?I Give the lad garrnent* that stand the strain of wrigglc-and-twist. Q Our Boys' Clothes are the anti rip sort. They'll take more wcar punishment thap any clothes we know. 1JFOR MONDAY'S SALE WE OFFER CJAII the $5.00 gradesin Russian, Sailor and Double-Breastcd styles, plain or bloomcr Trousers at $3.95 Jacobs & Levy, BALL, BAT AND MIT FREE. A notablo foature of tho work of the committee of publication Is that from tho j-rollts of the book department, af? ter providing for all expenses and salaries, $12,660, of profits earncd dur? ing tln.* year was used to supplcment tho offerlnKs made by thc Cllfirchcs and Kabbath-H-;hoolH for Kunday-sehool mls? slon work In destltuto dlstrlcts In tho South. Development of Work. It wlll bo of intorest to noto tho du velopment of tho business of the Com? mittee of Publication, ns ihown by the followlng table of comparatlve sales; In 1002. sales reportod.* 30,000 ln 1903, sales reported. 43,581 Jn 1901. sales reported. 02,201 In 1005. sales reportod. 105,307 In 1000, sales reportod. 116.951 In 100", sales reportod. 129,000 The benevolent work undertaken hy the committee has also had a remark able growth. During the past year twelve fleld workers have been em ployed ln locating mlsslon Sabbath schools. A largo amount of llterature has also been donaled to mlsslon schools, in which over ten thousand children are gathered. The committee recommemls that (23,000 over and ubovc thc profits ot the business bo set asido during thla year for the extcnslon of the misslon work and ln establlshlng mlsslon Sun day-schools ln destltute regiona. HAS FATAL STROKE. Former Mayor Simpson, of Alex? andria, Dies. [Rptclal to Tho Tlmes-Dispateh. I ALKXANDRIA, VA.. Aprll 20.?For? mer Mayor Georgo I-.. -Simpson was strlcker. wlth apoplexy whlle ln hls store. 104 North Itoyal Stroet, at 10 o'clock thls mornlng, and llve minutes thercafter explrcd. News of lils death was received throughout tho entlre city wlth deep regret. Tho deceased -wns slxty-four years of age. and ls sur? vlved by a widow and two sons, Messrs. Robblns and French Simpson. The for? mer, who ls employed ln New York, was tolographed for, and arrlved here late to-nlght. Mra. Simpson reached the store a few minutes after hor hus band's death. and completely pros trated. Slie had to be conveyed to her home. Georg-e L Simpson -was juatly rer garded as ono of Alexandrla'B most popular and prominent cltizons. and at the Instance of hla numerous frlends he had decidod to again run for Mayor of tho city In 1908, and would doubt? less havo been chosen. Tho deceased sorvod two terms In the Stato Legislature. and from 1897 to 1004 served two consecutlve termB as Mayor. In that positlon ho won for hlmself a host of frlends. Durlnar hls Incumbency ln ofllco many dimcult problem8 came up. but ho aiwaya came out vlctorlous, and was nover known to havo lost. At the time of hls death he was a member of tho Board of Aldermen from tho Third ATard, sorvlng ln that body wlth dlstlnctlon. Mr. Simpson was a prominent mem? ber of Orlental Lodge. Knights of Pv thlas. and Alva Aerlo, No. 871, Fra tornal Order of Eaglos. ' Tho funeral arrangemonts have not yet beon completed. The Board of Aldormon ls composofl of eight members. ropresentlng the four wards. and wlth tlie death of Mr. Slmp BOn, that body has lost t.hroe reprer sent'atlvo members wlthln- the past threo months, among thom NIcholas P, T. Burke and John T. Sweeney. "MRS. WIGGS" AGAIN. Manchester Organization Still Scoring Success in Play. "Mrs. AViggs of the Cabbage Patch" was presented ln Corcoran <^all Frlday nlfijit by the young actors and actresses of Manchester, who havo made such a rcputatlon slnce tho SJrst production ol tho play. More than 200 poop)e woro turned away from tho door, tho seatlng capaoity of tho hall belng taken up long beforo tho tinio for tho rlslng of tho curtain. Th0 play was glven for tho benoflt of tho Klng's Daughters, of Church Hill, and the Presbyterian Church, oi Manchester, jointly. - Mr. Harold Lowls took .the-part play? ed before by Mr. G6orge"P"aul, "Billy Wlggs." Mlss Ruth Fltzgernld, who was orlg inally to play "Mlss Hazoy," was in the purt last night and doservod tho ap plnuso sho rocolved. Sho was burned by the oxploslon of n gnsoleno lamp thc nlght beforo tho oponlng performnnoe by tho amateur organization, und last .nlght was the flrst tlmo she appcarod ln tho play. LET ALL GO, Mayor Smith Discharges All In volved in Recent Race Rtot. [Spoclal to The Tlmou-Dlapateh. 1 LYNCHBURG, VA? Aprll 20.?Aftor a hoaring ln tho Police Court to-clay Mayor Smlth discharged all of tho.por aons chargod wlth bolng prlnclpals m the raco war at the cornor of Flfth. and Maln Stroots on tho nlght of Aprl( 3d, Qus Swanson, howover, one of tho whlte me,n, waB flned ?30 for carrying a- con'cealod Avunpon. The evldenco brought, otit at the hcaring was subatantllUIy the same as was iidducod af-tho heurlng ahout ton dnys agot wlien the men, wore admlt , ietf* to l"*iU; ?-.'.? - *t - SCENES A T IDLEWOOD SHOWING DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY YESTERDA Y MORNING'S FIRE ORIGIN OF FIRE ST1LL UNKNOWN Lowest Estimatc of Loss at Idlc Avood Fire Between $12,000 and $15,000. ANIMALS ROAR IN TERROR Trainers and Employes Show Bravery in Getting Wild Beasts Out. Work on rebullding the burnt area of the popular Idlewood resort. whlch was so bndly damaged by firo Krldny night, will be commenccd as soon as the ashcB nnd half-burncd tlmbers can be cleared away. The unfortunate occurrenco wlU not Jnterfcre wlth tho openlng of Idle? wood on Aprll 21th, when the publlc will havo froo ncess to all the shows now standing. The daniuKc ensulng from the flre wlU amount to somewhoro between $20,000 and $30,000, but lt 1b. fortunate ly, all covered by Insurance, as tho whole place was heavlly Insured through the Jullan Strause & Sons Company. Tho orlgln of the fire etill remains a mystery but lt Is thought that It was lgnlted by a llghted clgarette carolOBsly thrown away by Bomo employe connect? ed wlth tho varlous shows at the re? sort. Had the flre started an hour later, when every employe at Idlewood would have boen ln bed, the whole place would have been sacrlflced to the flames. The bollof at flrst expressod thnt tho blazo orlglnatod from an, electric wlre was dlsslpatod when lt was learned that the nearest charged wlre to tho polnt at whlch the flre began ls at least 150 feet away. Rumors of posslble lncondlary orlgln were ctr culatod yesterday, but no development ln thls dlroctlon appoarcd to subBtan tuato them. Animals Frightened. AVhen dlscovered the flames hnd al? ready galncd big headway, and lt was only by thc most stronuous fighting on tho part of the carmen, Idlowood employes and the clty Flre Depart? ment that they were prevented from dcvourlng tho Boetock anlmal bulld? lng, which was threatened momentart ly by tho swlftly-movlng blaze. The hundreds of almost prlceless animals ln the Bostock bulldlng were badly frightened as tho flames crept nearer and nearer to the bulldlng ln whlch they were stored and they began to feel the unaccustomed heat. Roars of terror from the Uons and the flerce trumpetlng of the huge elephants ro sounded abovo the almost Indescrlb ablo dln made by the comblnod nolscs of men fighting the flames, shoutlng orders and the rcmovftl of furniture and personal property from tho burn lng structure. Had lt come to the worst and been Imposslble to save somo of tho animals, thoy would have boen shot in tholr cages, aecording to the orders of Manager Bernard Shultz, who saw that thls would bo the last resort lf lt camo to the ani? mals1 burnlng or their escape among the flro-flghters. All tho BoBtook employes, anlmal trainers and others, were propared for any emorgency. Many of the animals wero drlven into the movlng cages nnd rolled away' from threatenlng doom. Tho elephants, who wore squeallng forth their terror, were taken to places of safety by Charlos Miller, and vlew lng tho rapidly approachlng flames threatened ovory moment to stamperte. Toln Tallon, or Signor Rlnaldo, as lyi ls known ln show clrcles, entored the passuge way bohlnd thp animals' cages and drove the terrltled animals Into the mov.able cages, pushed foiward by tho employes. Seven Uons wero thus gotton Into thoir cages, and the traln or turned to get the leopards Into places of safety. One of tho half cruzed animals turned on hlm, but was beaten into submlsslon, when ha quiotly entered tho cage. ln the mean whllo othor shrioks and rours of ugony rose from othor qunrtors of tho bulld? lng, and lt mlght haVo been a forcst nre ln an Afrlonn Junglo from thu babel of many nolBps that arose ln terror from every slde. Through lt all tho omployes and train? ers prosorved a cnlm, cool splrit, faclng tho lmpendlng danger wlth tho knowlodgo that tho sn'fety of thq animals lu tholr ohnrgo deponded absolutoly upon thom, and reallaing lf tho worst capiu to the worst thoy could oxpOot no outsldo ald. Bystanders woro askod ln ono instunce to help move the animalu out, but out? sldo of somo enrmen, asslHtnnce was not voluntoorod, tefror of tllQ unknown beasts stamplng out every bit of formur vnlor. Dog Lost Life. Tho only llfe lost was a dog botonglng to Mr. Joyat. A chlmpanse oeeupylng the samo hulldlng was saved. Tho two build. lngs ocouplod by tho single mon and the nmrrled men and thu slnglo womon were swopt away, nnd tho occuptmts, Messrs. Rlnaldo, ' Joyat and AVilson und Mmo. Marcolla, Mr. itntl Mrs. Charles Mlllor and Mr, on(j;Mis. Robert Mllllmnn, wero left wlthout room or plllow, They woro hqused. ln apothor-part of the butkllng tlirnugh tho night, and hoa'ds'thnt woi'o wout. to Uu. unuu autt bodu woru cou tent to get anythlng upon which they mlght rest after such a nlght. Everythlng yesterday was In turmoil and confuslon, but wllllng hands be? gan the romovlng of such thlngs as were saved to places of safety, and by nlght every one had found a com fortnblo berth. Of all the vaBt area of roofed board ?tvalk and show quarters, only the ashos and clnders may be seen to-day, but the management promlses that the onca splendld structure wlll rnar Itself agaln more splendld still, and that lt will not bo a far dlstant dato when people wlll bo paradlnlr and looking at the varlous amusement? where now is only a waste of rulns. Though tlie managers and owners of the Virglnla Amusement Compnny place tho loss incurred by tho flro ot 6omo flgure betwen 120,000 and $30,009, a more conservatlve estlmate places It at somewhere between $12,000 and . $16,000." But the loss Is not fully known yet. es It ls not known how many papers and other valuable possesslons were lost amid the general destruction. Tt ls thought that $20,000 at tho outsldo would cover all losses. NOTTOWAY POLITICS. Several New Candidates Are Ex pected and Fight Will Be Lively. [Special to Tho Titnes-Dlspatch.] NOTTOWAY C. II., VA., April 20.? The politlcal situatlon . in Nottoway is becomlng- more lnterestlng and com pllcatad each day. There are a num? ber of candidates for each ofllce to be filled thls fall, and the alr ls rlfo wlth rumors of new entrles; especlally ls thls true ln regard to tho House of Dele gates from the countles of Nottoway and Amella. It Is stated wlth certalnty that the lncumbont, the Hon, J. A. Sydnor, of Amella,, will stand for re electlon, and that lie will mako a closo, hard canvass. It had been thought for somo time that he would have no opposition, but lt Is generally talked throughout tlie dis? trict that he wlll have oppoBltlon, and rellable rumor has it, though thore lius been no dcfinlte announcement, that Mr. Hunter AVatson, of Jennings Ordl nary, Nottoway county, tho prlvato sec? retary of ex-Congressman R. Cl. Southall, will be a candidate. Close followljig thls report, lt ls bolng herald ed from both countlos that Mr. XV. Mon cure Gravatt, a prominent young attor? ney of BlnckBtone, wlll also be a can? didate. Many of hls frlends are en thusiastic for hlm to offer for the elec? tion to tho House. However, mnny Nottoway cltizons are urglng hlm to bc a candldato for the ofllco of Common? wealth's attornoy of Nottoway. As yet, Mr. Gravatt has mado no announcement as to which ofllce he wlll be a candidate for. It ls very plain that thoro wlll he two candidates for tho Houso of Deld gates, and the contost blds falr to bo a warm one. So fnr thero are three an? nounced candidates for tho offlco of Commonwealth's attorney of Nottoway, three "for sheriff nnd threo for treas? urer,. Has Her Shaking-Down Trip, NORFOLK. A'A., April 20.?Tho Unlted States buttloshlp Allnneso'/i returned to duy from lier ofllclnl shaking down crulse uii tho couat, nnd proocedlc* x. tho A'ir glnta oiipos, jolnod tho Atlantlc lleet lu Hampton Ronds. * Dr.Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder Oleanses and beautiflea the teeth and purifles tha hreath. TJeed hy people of reflnement for over a quarter of a oentut,T Oonvenieat for tourista. PREPAfJEO BY SANDER515 REMOVEO US JIO TO HUGHES President Will Made Appoint ments That Will Strengthen Governor's Hand. WASHINQTON. Aprll 19.?It was ad mltted nt the Whlto Houss to-day that tho resignation of Arehio Sandcrs as collector of lnternal revenue at Kochester, N. Y.', had been requested about a week ngo. His successor al? ready has been chosen, but his name was not announced. .... _ It was stated- at tho Whlte Houso that the replaclng of Mr. Sanders ls part of the plan of tho President to back up Governor Hughr-s and "strengthon hls hand." The same pol? icy, lt was further stated thoro, was followed in the cas.e ot three post niHsti-rs ?' In '? former i* Represontatlvo AVadsworth's' district,'whom- tho Presi? dent decllned to appotnt, but declded. Instead to glvo the places to persons recommended by Mr. AVadsworth's suc? cessor, Mr. Porter. Tho President, It Ia also sald, wlll contlnue to make appolntmants in Now York Stato of* persons who wlll sup? port tlio admlnistratl'on of Govornor Hughes. .,'? i REMARKABLE WRECK. Car Loaded With Baseball Team Plunges Down* Embankment. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] OXFORD, N. C, Aprll 20.?The be lated *1 o'clock through freight train going to Durham left hero thls mornlng about 9 A. M., and had only gone a short distance before an nxle on tho third car from the renr broke, nnd lt belng down grado to a trestle tho en? glneer dld not dlscover the trouble untll tho cara struek tho trostlo, when the damaged car broke loose from tho front of the train and foll qver one slde, down an embankment, tho next car and tho passongor coach fiilllng twenty feet on the other slde. There were about twenty passengers on tho coach, conslstlng of the AVarrenton Hlgh School Baseball Club, who woro on tholr way to play Durham thls eve? nlng, AA'hllo every seat ln the coach was broken up, stoves, lamps and ovory descrlptlon of furnltura scattercd over the car, only one man wns hurt, having recolved only a sllght wound about hls arm, which was qulckly attonded by Dr. .B. K. Hays. Tho contents of tho two loaded box cars, whloh conslsted of meat, canned goods and grocerlcs, wero scattored around , the, . ca,rs.. A forco of liandB was soon at work on the wreok, and in nbout four hours tho mall train going north to Koysytlle passed ovor the trestjlo. . . ' Many people vlslted: the scono. of. the wreok to-dny, and all expressed a won der that a eonch ln-whloh twonty-throe passongers were sotited could fall down an embtinkment about twenty feot ln depth, lhe coaoh, a total-wreck, and only ono'man 'sllghtly hurt. ? -TT.--IF? ,.T\\-77? SENT HOME FOR SM.OKING. College Would Not Have Youth Addicted to Cigarette Habit. [Spoclal to The Tlmes-Dispateh.] LYNCHI.tUUO. VA., Aprll 20.?A young Wost Virglnla Studont ut the A'lrginlu Chrlstlan College, whose namo ls not mndo puhllo. has Just boen sent homo from thn collego In pers atlng ln plgar*. otte sinoUlng. Thls rulo ls inforced among tho K>0 mule ntudonts at tho col? lege ns fnr ns powslhle, Will Have Adjourned Session. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlepatch.] AMlll'UlST, VA? Aprll 20.?Tho Am - hoi-Ht Clrcult Court niljourned ovor to? day to thn 29th of thls month. Judgu Gnrdon hus to hold court ln-Fluvanna county next wook nnd tho udjoyrn munt wns niatie nooessnry fur thls ren son. Thu crluiltial dockot wa?t not nn Ished nt thls torm und tho clvll und ehnneo'ry donkot woro not reuihqd. Tho llrst thlng to bu tnlten up on lhe 29th wlll ho tho appljcutlun of .two dlHllllors for Uconse to contlnuo thulr buulnoss . lu UUs county, AFINL ii is i or BEDS THJSVEEK irno7, . ,y\ <*rtiy noTreitr, '4*: J ?iniUMT um, rr ourttULT, cunbim 4 eo. mimio trXocmam. ytrX&n, you <*r\z Uhed out $u>m youh daftb r%ahd i&okk you ean take- aifray tflat tiMd UUinf wen ?ej<M you fo to Ml U you llave a niw Sed tofo to. vH- fwwz a wku ilne- Sinz o^SkU^ Aate and not A<x44) and vte $e?tiw> you \$M#uy on? Aom u6r <d you'CS only eome in <md Cook. iMrn*tv&u> eomein totet tfoeSedb Cittfo fooube maid <A tMbn<f you aSout? -The Odorless Sweet Refrigerator It will pay any woman to come in and examinethe Odorless Refrigerator. Tbe one that breathea out the tainted air. Is always cold, sweet and wholesome. By a unique system of ventilation all foul otlors are expellcd as soon as they collect and replaced with chilled pute air from the ice chamber. You can safely stock it with milk, vegetables,'. fruits and meat at the same time, they will keep longer than in the ordinary, refrigerator and never inter mingle their. otlors. The Odorless Refrigerator is shown in many styles and siaes?Seamless Porcelain, White Enamel and Zfnc-Lined food com partments, with or without water cooler and glass rack. You are invited to come in and inspect'this wonderful, economical refrigerator and learn how it does these very things that every housewife wished her refrigerator would do. We have a little booklet, "A Woman's Idea," describing the operation of the Odorless Refrigerator and the reasoa why it's the most economical, that ls free for the asking. Odorless Refrigerators are handsomely finished in splid oak, and there's one to fit every purpose. All reasonably priced. ?' Monarch, a Refrigerator without an equal. We have them with porcelain ice tanlcs, just whatyou need to keep you in clear drinking water. A Refrigeratot and Water Cooler at the price of an ordinary Refrigerator. Excelsior Gas Ranges are the best. They have provert them selves. They Use Less Gas, bake better and quicker than any other Gas Range on the market. Try one?-\f, it is not as represente J. we will take it back. We guarantee them. Let us furnish your Dining Room---Oak or Mahogany. We have a fine stock of Sideboards, China Cases, Buffets and Extension Tables Dining Chairs in Leather, Cane and Polished Wood Seats. Druggets, Mattings, Linoleums Lace Curtains and Portieres ?^whv\\ywe ; tlWP^X S. S^VES ft!?VMft?naN9i StS., R\tt\\M?M>. VA.