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Mall Orders Fllied nt Advertised Prices.
Boys' Wash Suits: ??? i&Zh Made for thc average American youngster, fond of all sorts of outdoor play, and who sometimes gets his clothes soiled. The Suits 'Wix ii w'" stanc* all sorls ?* llar<^ knocks, including ^Jwjf frequent visits to thc wash tub. I l*V 'n"" nlcttirc idliona n OALATEA CLOTH SUIT, Hus \ jR i,inti ?iii!iir collnr, plnln Inn wlth whlte ahlclilt 'nlso, |^)._) tnn wltli whlte mtrlpca nnd dnrk blue wilh A-a Q? wlllle wlrlpcK) niivn .1 to tl j-enr*. . !. ?bl.?/D Cll AMIIKA V SUITS, ln lilur nnd oxblnod, Irlninird wltli plnlti whilo (Iiii-Us IIiisrIiiii anllnr collnr; Ai (\(\ liloomer trntixerwi ngr* :i lo <l yenr*. J)1?UU .*.-?... . Sl ITS, nutnriil llnen, whlte siilcld. rinlilpni, lnrge rt? * QQ xnllor collnr, liloomer lrini*cr?t <tl/.c? 1 to 8 ycnrn. <pl??)a7 HI'SSIA.N BLOUSE SUITS. ln Inn l.nloii llnen. lnrge xnllor collnr, irliniiii-il wilh whlte hrnlil. whlte shicld wlth iiinnogrmn; A-j Ar" liloomer tronacrst ngr? :i <?> ' yinrn. tpl.TfJ SATIiOff) I1LOUSI3 SUITS, Imported repp. whlte, tnn nml light grnyt collnr trlninicil wlth nl.lir braid, cinhlem ou nlilclili blooiiicr Qn jf IrouscrKi ngpw I l(> 8 yenra. ?P__.Tr_J ? .,., u?i.i,?.? .,i,pi.i ii ii ii in-? i ???? " ' ____? ___5__S5S ___**; ~- - in. t'i i m - - -~~ ? ROAD APPEALS TO STATE FOR RELIEF Hcaring in Case of Virginia anrl Southwestern Railway Con? cluded Vestcrdav. WHEN TRAVEL WAS HEAVY Cm Prices on Bristol Whiskey Fillcd Coaches With Thirsty Passengers. After hearlng evidence for several hours yesterday upon nn appllcatlon of the Virginia nnd Southwestern Rail? way for permisslon to increase Its passenger rato from two to three cenli, per mlle. tlic State Corporation Com ment and will render its deelslon later. i The company was represented by lt*> local altnrney. Mr. Joseph L. Kelly, of ] Brlstol, and Attorney-General Willlam j: A. Anderson appeared for the State. though tlio latter offered no testlmony : in opposltion to that introduced by thc road. Tlio wltnesses for ihe com? pany were Audltor XV. B. Bowles. nf' Bristol-. General Kufu's A. Ayers, of i Big Stone Gap: Mayor XV. L. Rice, of Brlstol: Vlce-Pfesldent nnd Genorai Manager .1. 1',. Newton. and Superln? tendent .1. ll. McCue, "f thc i+>ad. | Thc chlef. polnt emphaslzed hy the| convplainants is lhat tho road is small nnd siruggling tor nn exlfitencc, nnd thnt it should not l'p put in tbc class | Wlth the great systems or he made sub jci-i to the regulatlons governtng the lat lor. nrlxl; Whlskpy Trnfflc. Probably the mosl Interestlng, cer? tainly tiie most amuslng, fenturo of Ihe ilay wns ihe statemont mado by Audltor Bowles ln Iho elfecl that tlie wiping nut of thc saloons in tho clty nf Brlstol had heen responslble for thc heavy passenger travel over tho line at acertflln perlod slnce thc rate reduction. This. he sairl. was just iieforc the bars were closed up, nnd tlic selling r,,' tlu- llnuor on hand nt roduced rate cansfd an nnusiial flow of visitors from th.- rural sections. who went to Bristol to lay tn a supply while the ndvant ligeons. prices obtained. Thls rare enntentinn nn the part of the company's audltor created somo laughtor, aml it provnkod General An? derson to .obsorve that tlic rut-rato safe itiijs- \ liav*- Issted a long time, Jiidglnfe' froni what thn books showed ss to thc extended perlod of tho hea travel. ilm n Falr Chance. Although none of tiie Couiniissioners will discuss th-- casG wllllo it is thus pending before them. thc officials of the read appenr to believe that they have establlshed nt least an equttablc right tn havo their reouest granted. Tlic. Virginia and Southwe.stern Is one of thc ten rnan7 includod ln the recent order of thc commlsslon upon whlch the fare was reduced to 2 cents per Kiilr. l'p to thal time il hnd heen charglng four cents. It asks now noi for its old rate. but for permisslon to chargo s compromise fare of three cents. Tlio Virginia and Southwestern strikes scross ilie extrcme southwestern por? tlon of the Stalc. ith tcrminal points ia Virginia being at Big Stone Gap and Bristol. Tektlnmiiv ln Detnll. Auditor Bowles wns the first wit ri'ss. and hi- testlmony was, of course, favorablo to the application of hLs company llc eontendei! thnt tlie chicf ?niirco of thc revenuo of his road wns lls frelght, aud that ii had cost tlic company more than 9fi cents to earn f. dollar under eslstlng clrcumstances. llc undcrlook to show that thc line of his road was sparsely sctticd. and that there had heen no material in? crease in thc travel under the reduced rate. On cro---exairtina,tlon hy Attornevr General Anderson. Mv. Bowles. n? htretoforo stated, explalned that tho heavy passengfr travel shown hv ilre records for October had been due to the fui-rate liquor salo in Bristol, nr-n floektng there dally in drovos lo get their supplies before the salo- was over. Witness thought it was posslble that the general business depresston had somethlng" to do wlth thc small ppssenger receipts nf his- road hut he ->-?5 dtspoKPd tn charge ihe situation rether to thc new schedule of ratea pul in effect by the cnrnnil-sion. l'nr Bier Attorney-General Rufus A. Ayers tjt Blg Stone Gap. made a strong wlt lurs for iho companv. with whicli h' ?tal?-d in tho nulset he had no cou riectinn. Genernl Ayers did noi thlnk tlie Vlr frlula and Southwestern was generall; looked upon in his sectlon as belni ln thc class wltli thc CliO-apeak* an Ohlo. Norfolk and Western and th Coast Llne, and other big ronds of th Btate. lle sald thore had heen tali ot the necesslty of the abandonmeil of one of the passenger irulns now be Ing operated on account ot the .-nm return on tlu i nnipany'w ilivi-'.tini-n under present condlllons. Ilo was sur thc patron* of the llno would rathc bp.yq tln fa,,. increased to '; cents v, Bilte. than lo m-c ono of Un. traln "Uken off. lll CouIUiUhIou'i llfinil*. Mayor W, L. Kice, of Dtietol, test. JUIET FULTON IS " r . oung Men, Filled With Liquor, Hire Hack and Take in Sights of East End. Fllled wlth the fluld that makes len flght aud do those thlngs they t'ould not co'untenance othqrwlsc, . AV. Bowles. B. M. Morgan and L. B. ?ocklington. three young whlte men, nd several others who were not nught. started on a sprec yesterday venlng, nnd before they had fallen nto the hands of tlie police caused nore excltomenl thnn Fulton had fltnessed before in many a long dny. t seems thnt the gang had been Irlnklng most of the afternoon, and n tlie evenlng hlred a "hack and took n the sights of the East End. There .vas much quiirrellng. Bowles and ilorgan had a little money left, and 'ocklington didn't. Pockllngton wanted another round. md the others didn't. As he had what hey didn't hnve?a thirst?and they md what he didn't have?the money? i row ensued. Quarrellng, they drove ill around llie place, leavlng grent e? iteinent in their trail. 'Squire 0'Gra.dv ?tarted In to quell the dlsturbance, and was inaking some success of it. when ime nf the men landed a blow in hls mouth. Fortunately. the police soon arrived and mnde thincs qulet. Threo wero arrested by Pollcemen AVorn-r Vest. Kclluiti und Bryant, but the oth? ers got away before the ofllcers came fled for the road. llo was of oplnior tliat it wnuld V> only fair to allow tlu proposed Increase of 1 cent per mlle as asked by the company. Mr. John B. Newton. yice-presldenl and general manager. testlfled mainl> us to the different condltlons In A'li glniri and in Tennessee, his llne operat? ing in botli States. Ho sald on Janiiar. 1. 1908, the compnny had vdluntarll. reduced its rnte ln Tennessee from ?: to _ conts, nnd that except as to hi; partlcular road, the Tennessee Com? misslon had fixed a general rate ol 2 1-2 conts per mlle. He thought tha: the A'irginla travel was hcavler, bui that the operating expenses wero nlst greuter than those Iri Tennessee. Superlntendent J. II. McCtte waR thi last witness. lle sald he was confl dent his company had mnde no nionoj on tho 2-cenl rate, though he hoped i had lost none. After a brief closing statement b; Alr. Kelly for the road. and one b; Mujor Anderson, in which tho lntte declared that he was willlng to leavi tho whole mntter to the Judgment o the Commisslon, there was an adjourn ment. and the caso was taken unde odviscment INDORSE BOND ISSUE l'lnnnce Comnilllee I'reparlng tn Take Car nf Maturlng l?siir. Al iis meetlng last nlghl .the Financ Committee favorabiy reported an ordlnunc "to authorlze an Issue nml lo provldo fo tlie redemptton ot .280,600 of bonds to rals money for tl.o reclemptlon of bonds, tha amount maturlng on .luly lst." If tlie ne li.Mio cannot be sold at par or above it wl be taken over by tlie Hlnklng Kund Com mlfblon. The commlttee bad u llght docke wlfli nothing of speelal_ importiince. ?Many In.iunrtlon.. Deputy Unlted States Marshal John Mur phy will leavo to-day for Mecklenbur cciinty, whero hc wlll serve n number < Injunctlon papers In connqctlon wlth th East Coo.t Lumber Company reeejvershl procecdlngs now before .Tudga Waddlll. M ?Murphy will probably bo gone fnr seven (IH.VS. SOLDIERS FELL THROUGH TRIP Diimnly Door in Armory Asscnv lily Room Used to Bring Out Asiics from Below*. MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS Major Cary Gets Additional Sum for Scvcntietli Regiment. Park Offers Rcjcctcd. While urglrig the Councll C'ommlttee on Grounds nnd Buildings last nlght to begln nt once wlth tho Improvo nients on the armory. Major Hunsdon Cary. of the .Seventicth Heglment, call? ed attentlon to dangerous nnd rldlcu I in the rentrr. of tho assembly room I often used for dancing nnd drllllng. ln the cetre of the nssenibly room ' floor there is a trap-door, through which ashes from the furnace are hoist ''_"?_ nnd then llftod out through the maln entranee of the structure. "Above thls trap hole," sald Mulor I Cary. "thrrc nre pulleys and rlgglng. I I understnnd thnt wlthln tho past slx | months two soldlers have fallen i through.' I "lt seems queer that nshes should be brought out ln thls manner." Gave .\ ilill tlonnl MoncT The commlttee thought so. too. The members unanlmously ngreed to begln immedlately wlth the Improvements, $1,500 belng avallable for that purpose Although ' grateful for thls much. Mnjor Cary explained that It wns the hope of the offlcers to lncrea.se the membershlp of the command, whlch could he easlly done, provlded the clty showed a little more llberallty. Iie snld that the sum already approprlated would not bo sufficlent, and on the Ftrongth of reeommendations by In? spector Beck. the commlttee adopted a resolutlon asking the Council to ap? proprlate $1,600 additional. Clty Attorney Pollard sent in a re? port showing the prlce at whlch the helrs of Dr. Thomas Pollard would dls pose of seventeen nnd one-half acres of land ndjoinrng AVllliam Byrd Park. together wlth the; offer of Mr. James 11. Dooley for four acres. The figurcs were regarded by the commlttee as cxcesslve and for that reason tho of? fers were reject od. I'nrk-Keeprr Mimt Kxplnln. rtather than spend .6.700 ln improve? ments on the Seabrook AVnrehouse, without which the present tenants an? nounced that they would surrender the lease, the committee declded to adver tise for other occupants. Tho Buildlng Committee was autho rlzed to arrange for certain altera tlons in Fairmount Town Hnll. as sug gesled by Building Inspoctor Beck. with a vlew to niaking it more securo agalnst fire. Clalming that Keeper AValton, of Monroe Park. had gone to AA'ashlngton on Mrs. OIH's excursion wlthout per tnission. Councllman Graham B. Hob? son got through a resolution calling upon Mr. AA'nlton to explaln. Clty Kn gineer Boillng stated that tho keeper had not applied for a furlough. 0FRCERS elected S|innish-Ame*"lran AA'ar A'etemn*. of Vlrginia Hold Meetlng Here. Meeting in Murphy's riotel on Mondav niglit the Vlrginia organization of the I'n'teil Spnnish-Amerlcan War A'eterans eleuterl the following offlcers: Dr. R. Gor? don Slmmons. of Roanoke. deputy com nander; Captaln M. B. Rowe. of Fredericks? burg. senlor vlce-cominander; Mr. James McGraw. Jr., of Rlehmonri. junlor vlce Ciimmandor; Captaln George P. Shackleford, Inspector: Captaln George N. Sklpwlth, ot licet of the day; Sergeant W. M. Crubbs, c.fiiecr of the guard; Mr. Thomas L. Larkln, of l*rederlcksbtii'g, Tnusterlng officer; Dr. Wllliam M. Smlth. of Alexandrla, surgeon, aid the Rev. Robert XV. Patton, of Roan? oke. chaplaln. Three r-imps were represented in the n.fetlng?Kltzhugli Lee Camp. Rlohmond tlu- George II. Bentley Camp. Roanoke. and lle- M. R. Rowe Camp. Fredericksburg. TI.ere are at present about 150 members ir, Ihe three Virginia organlzatlons. Mr. \\. M. Hale. of Boston. a nephew of Edward Bverett Hale. is the grand commander of thr organization. There are. about 40.000 members In all. HELD RECEPTION The Blble Club of Park Place Church gave a most enjoyahle reception to its nicm ?I r_- anrl frlends on Monday evenlng in th3 lecture-rooni. celebratlnq the closing of Its Enster rampalgn for new members. which number went beyond the 100 mark. Ad dtosses were mado by Hon. Henry R. Pollard, ( elonel Eugcne C. Massle and Secretary Mc Iiitosh of the International Sunday-School Association. T0 BAPTIZE TWENTY Inipres.lr. Ceremony at St. Teter'a Catholio ('hureh To-I>ay. At St. I'cter*s Catholic Church to-day at 4 P. 'M. a most impresslve ceremony wlll take place In connectlon wlth the baptlam anrt reception Into the Cathollc falth of tiventy young convtrts, the largest numbor ever baptlzed at one time ln old St. Peter's, or probably In any other Cathollc Church of A irglnia. Many members of the congrega? tion are expected to witness the ceremony. Foreign Mlsslon AVnrk. In the effort to develop forolgn misslon wcrk Mrs. J. Calvln Stewart ls absent from the clty, vlsitlng churches ln Max Meadows, Marion, Wythcvlllo and Bristol. Jewel for Mra. Morrls. At Areme Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, on Monday nlght a handsome past n.atrnn'H Jewel was presented to the retir In^ worihy matron, Mrs. James A. Morrls. NECR OES SING CLASSIC MUSIC FOR FIRST TIME L_ Remarkable Concert Given Last Night Wins Hearty Ap? plause of Large Number of White People in Audience. Sl'1 LSS, far greater than was ox Peoted, crowned iho efforts of tlm I uesday Club, the colored musical organlzatlon, at its first ner/ormance, hold in True neformers* llall laat night. For a numbor of reaaons, thc negrooa aro to ho congratulated chlolly because li is tho nrst tlmo thjit ro ciassic ti program has beon attottint. | cd by tlie rnce iu tlie Soutli. und tlien I because tlu- perfonnors showed excel? lent training. whicli, together with tho urrangemeni of the hall. was eritlrtilv ; tlielr work. The. only real drawbaek i was tho buildlng, whlch was entlre v j tno small for one to get tlj8 full vol' iHne. of Ihe muslc. packed a.s it wns with whilo nnd colored people. The attractlon last evening was tho l sacrod cantata, "Mehovah," rendered hy | more ihun 150 volces. Long boforo the ! flrst stralns ol tlie overture were heard | Uie lower lloor of tho hull was tilled tu Its capaclty. I About two-thlrds of Ihls floor wns I resorvi il for tho whito peoplo, and wns hardly adeilUltQ for tho number who c.imo. it was nntlceable lhat the great Ol" part nf tho applause came Irom this : section nf (ho buildlng. Tho crowd | wim iiulot and ordcrly and seomod thnr niiglily tn cnjnv thi. pei fornianee. Too iinuch piul.se caimol hc glven to I'm fessor Harper Fortune, who wus thc iiiriiiic movtT in gettlujs uv tho utlair nnd who most ably conducted the large orchestra, A gc-nulnc disappolntment to all present was the lnablllty uf Susle Bell Anderson, the "Black Melba," to take her part. Sho has been sick for about two weeks, and It Is doubtful whether she will be able to slng in tho perform? ance to-nlght. Though sho felt unable to n'ppear she sat on the stage durlng fhe perforinance last night, and at one tlme caino down and played tho piano iiccoiiipanlinent. Her parts, whlch were iiumorous, \fr.ere takon bv her un derstudy, .1. A. C. Gllpin, whose per forninnco was loudly applauded. Of the. men, lSugone S. Uriffin. the tenor, ellclted tho greatest amount ol applause. Ho sang wlth unusual ortect. and showed a great range of volce, al? though tho size, of tho hall was greatly agalnst hlm. J. D. Bushell, the leadlng hasso, waa also onthuslastlcally re? celved. One of tho loadlng features of the performance was the rondltlon of 'Wlth Deepest fteverenee," by the dou? ble qtmrtet, consistlng. of J. A. C. Gll Pln, l.i/.'lo AVhlte, Corn B. Kpps, Cora II. Harris, ljugono ,S. Crlffln, Thomas M. Crump, J. i>. Hushell nnd Q. Wllliam Moore. Tho orchestra 1 ui-coinpanlment. was qulte up to tho standnrcl of tlie. muslc imiilered. Tho opera, "Carmen," wlll bo ?.loticul.U r.t the same liour to-niglU. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder Cleanses, preserves and beautifies the tectli, and Purifies the breath A superior dentifricte for people pf refinement Established in 1866 by E FOR CITY SCHOOLS Fire Escapcs, Fireproof Stairs and Steam Heat Instead of Stoves Hcreaftcr. BECK MAKES EXAMINATION Board Sccuring Estimates for Im? provements?Conditions at City Home. Acting in accordance wlth recommen intlons from Buildlng Inspector Rock, the Clty School Bonrd is al. work on ilans to protect the varlous school itructures more thoroughly against Ure. Rstlmates wlll bc secured from con Lrcctors and others, and, Council wlll )c urged to appropriate tlie necessary nnount of money wlthout waitlng for ihe next budgct. Tho sum of $2,000 ls iow av-llablc for a Klrker-Bender llrc jtcapo at thc High School. whicli wlll .'c installed as soon a.s the contracts :au be made. Condltlons ?\ot Mnnnlng. Although of the opinion that stops = l:ould bo taken to mako thc school juildlngs more socurc, Inspector Beck 16cs not believe that tho condltlons are ntch as to cause approhcnslon or alarm ;o the parents of pupils. Some tlirle ngo, ln a conferenee with Mayor McCarthy, It was declded to nake a thorough examlnatlon. the re? sult being a detniled roport which wns mbmitted to tho Mnyor nnd in turn transmltted to tho Board. In all school bulldlngs of two storles nr more flre escapcs will be provlded. Strps wlll bc mado flreproof, and If the necessary appropriation Is obtained rrom Council the use of stoves wlll he llscontinued and stoam-heating appara tus wlll he put ln. Inspector Beck has personally invos tigated condltlons nt Iho following places. maklng a detalled roport In sfich case: Elba. Central, Leigh. Chlm borazo. Springfleld. East -End. Falr inount, NIcholas, "West End. Madison. Sidney. Marshall. Valley, Normal, Oak? wood, Thlrty-fourth, New Town, Mon? roe, Moore, Bakcr and Navy Hlll. (.'Ity Home ln Bad Shape. Attentlon hns already boen called to the investlgatlon at tho Clty Home. Inspector Beck's report as to the con? dition of that. gtructuro was as follows: Fenrful of Flre Stnmpede. "I have made an einiuinatlnn of tbe hnilrt Init known n?. lhn Clty Home, at the north end of Thlrd Street, nnd beg: lo submit tbe followlng report as to some necessary altera tims ivliicli I regard as essential to tne safety of the inmates ln portlons of thls house. "1 reeommend the erectlon of a new fll?ht of sl\-fnot wide steps at the eitreme northern end of the porches on both wings. (?nn wlng of w-hlrh Is occupled by the old wtmen and the other wing by the old men. "In Ihe event of flre. stuniprde. or other confuslnn nenr the maln body of the bulld. uir, the only present means of escape for tlie Inmates on the seennd-story floors of these wlngs Is by means of - four-fnot fllght m-steps right against the main stem of the luilrtlng. Tbese step* on such nn occaslon would undoubtedly be orercrowded bv the Inmates fMn, t?? ?djolnljnie part of the buildlng, and as these inmates would un. <l(>ubtedly reneh tbese present steps flrst the old men and women ln the extrcme north. ern parts of these vrlngs xcould be the last to get to the ground, If they reached it at Need Wlder Steps. "In nddltlon to these two new fltgbts of M.ps on tbe northern end of the porches, hBtween the flrst and second floors. all other steps between these two floor* should be vrldened Jp at least six tett, as well as the 'RS-le_M,J_l*T ln,? ,he basement. tu "1,h '"*?*" addltlons and nlteratlons on the outslde porches I believe the safety of "**;'???'?? ?<?" wi" he greatly Increased. ii". A. ,,'a,teT 'or thls Institutlon U located |i the basement Immediately under the of >iie*i ?an? !h" hake-oven dlrectly under the fi ? ?.f ?Up.* weM of "?" ?fflce l?***dui* from tno nrst to the seroml floor*. I reeommend that, the steps and floor Immediately over tbe. bake-oven he flreproof ed and concreted, hr ln lleu thereof. tliat the hake-oven he moved to some new locatlon entlrely outslde nf the buildlng, and certainly away from any niain fllght of steps unless these steps are nreproofetl. No Flre-I-lghtlng Apparatus. '"The buildlng seems to be wlthout any of tbe usual flre protection that should prevnll n large bulldlngs. No flre e-tlngulshers huve evor been in the hulldlntr, nor Is thore any other menns of flghtln* flre ln Its Incl pirnt stage pcndlng the arrlval of the flre department. "As there Is h steam plant In Ihls build? lng. I snggest that a llre pump wlth three IiipIi stand pipes, located at proper inlervals Ihroughout tlie Imtlding wlth Ihe necessary hose nttnclunents, racks, etc. be Installed, aj 11 mny be the means of nreventing a dls astrnus ??nnflagnitlnn. Thls plant conld piolmhly be installed for Jre.ono, and Its talue ls beyond question. I also suggest that n sultable mimlier of hand extlngulsher* be liurthased and placed In Ihe buildlng tbat lliey Uo regularly reohurged. and tbat.sonie on'__? carefully Instructed as to thelr use. ? The new buildlng Intended for use as a colored nlmshoiisc seems to "be well arranged ln almost every respect for the comfort and safety of Hn oooupants, but I suggest thal n ?l*-foot fllght of steps be erected from the ilrst to Ihe secniirl-story porches In the rear nn both sldes of the building. Two sldes of the elevator shuft are formed by stud par II ons, tlm rcmalnlng two sldes belng brick. All four sldes should havft, been brick." ? bnuuen ?t Acndemy of "tlualc. .Somo important changes wlll he made at the Academy 0f Music In llne wlth suggest lops from tho Board of Puhllo .S&fety. Thero wlll be a-new fllght of stairs from the balcony. so that tlie audien?? from that part of the house may reach tho street wlthout runnlng Into tlie crowds lesvlng the orchestra sectlon. Thls pliin wlll offor a much hotter means of exlt, ancl wlll mate r.'nlly ndd to tito olemont of Hafety. -lay Name I'olteaux. Policsman Polteaux wlll probably be dea ignated thls week by Major Wenier ?-?*-"" specinl orflcer provlded for upder Ihe kllett oKliimiiee to look nfter all Incbrlates. The orillnancK provldoa for a contlnuanee of thc tirsi en*e agaliuf- ? man chargod wlth tliiunkunneHH, ln orde.r that ho "may have time ln whlch to roform. an Investlgatlon ol hl.i rtomeatlo uffalrs, and proper putilihment fnr those who fall 10 tnke advantage. of th? lonlenoy of the law. ' "? Banrt. >.lh? Klnd Vtm Haw Alwajjg BwgW lignatuts ^lhtKlad GREAT SUM FOR COLLEGES HERE Baplists Have Alreatjly Secured Ovcf $350,000 of the Hil. JMtHion Desired.. . COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT Richmond Churches Have C011 tributcd $56,900 Up to This Time. Conslderable progress hns been made In the cAi-npalgn to ralso *fi00,000 for the erectlon of a new woman's col? lege In niehmond nnd for the strengtli cnlng of niehmond College, something over .3b0,000 holng now ln sight. Au e..t-ciitlve commlttee, consistlng of tho Rev. Dr. Tt. H. Pltt, edltor of tho Re llglous llerald. and Dr. F. AV. Boat wrlght. presldent of Rlchmond College, hns prepared a full statement of the lliionclttl results of the canvass, cover? lng all receipts In bonds or cash 'to Aprll lst, Tlio summary of tho report shows the following Itcms: Pledge of C'eneral Kdu. atlon rioa.li . .?nriO,(r_o 00 ToIhI Nilbacribed by churchea 10.1,103 75 Alumni not connected wlth A li'Klnln ohurcliea. 2,074 30 Aliimoiic of Itlchmond AVo nmii'-t Collexc 1,000 00 rudlvlibiBl pleilff.l.... (1,000 0(1 C'.nnd totnl to April, mos. .?3ft-o,2_7 ?_.. The General Educatlon Bonrd sub ?serlbcd $.150,000 toward the fund on Ihe cundltion that the peoplo of AMrglnia r.-ilsed $S.0,000, the time llmlt being fixed at January l, 1909. The Rev. Dr. B. Cabell Hening Is the fleld agent. and has rlsfted many of the Baptist churches of the State. Rlclimond Churchea. The report Indlcates the results by iiHsoolatlon*-. Rlchmond clty churches pledged themselves for. the following amounfs, most of whlch have already been raised: KlrsH.940,000 00 l,.ll_h SJreet.. 5.000 00 Pine Street . 1,320 00 Klilton. 1.37.. 00 Aennble Street. 3,000 00 C'-Uvorr . 2,400 00 Irmnnniirl .,. 520 00 Tnbernacle . J.BOO 00 lUndolpli S?rect. 205 00 Kast End . .-00 00 Unr-on llel-thla. 1,0R0 00 Totnl .956,000 00 An to Rlchmond College. Commentlng edltorlally on the nee<f for additional endowment for Rlchmond College. Dr. ??. C. Mltchell wrltes Iti th6 Rellgiouft iU't-ma: "When Rlchmond ColI?ge was founded there. were about 16,000 peoplo ln thls clt\. .Now. in niehmond and viclnlty tbere aie probably l.;,.... The Increase ln wealth,' ? iliicatlonal facilities. such na the Stnle l^ihrary and A'alentlne Museum, ln the com? mon carrlers of lntelllgence, such as news? papers and magazlneB: ln cultural splHi r.r.d asplratlon. lias been correspondlnglv gte-t. Th* State I.lbrary Itself, now tltor' ?mghly efflclent. Is an Incalculable factor In the llfe of Rlchmond College and ln ihe v.'_man'_ College. Strong churches have r.iultlplled. manited by able mlnlsters. Many or the leadlng .mlnds can be heard ilurinc the course or a year on the platform of the C\p,"?1 ._"*'*. A chl9f ??"?*? ?? 'ho sentlment whlch the fiouth haa for Hlchmond. I ven ture the assertfbn that an ldea haa more cnrrylng power from thla polnt than froni any other ln the South. Such are some of *he fruitful factors that -.n.er Into the .Vi.,* "L ?UP colleges ln thls clty. ?Vleived in thls llght. tho task I- ?_ -lg nlllcant as to appeal to th* purposes of our th__r ?v-.-3??,lh- .-"ha peopi, have rende.ed tlieir verdlct as to the paat by the alnvm |,n,lJ,ha".,ui_.^T,flC_" Wh_r1' ,h'-- have made ?_.? ... m. already subscrlbed. Thelr faith tho .tnrohn"_Sel_fmrS"nd-"0W BS ? *-hallen_. to llie strongest ot our flnanclers." TO ASK MODIFICATION n'r;/.reP.- ^3^?.?oSf^^U' Judge AVilliam Josiah VeJke coim 8.1 for the Rlchmond. Fredcri.ksbu? and Potomac Rallroad Companv ani peared yesterday before the State' Cor? poration Commisslon and asked tlm a date be fixed for a hearing Ir f_? . wh!ei- ni?_ilfl?ftion of a reccnt ordp.* whlch permits passengers along th. it?-of?.h1 r.oad to pay cash iAre* '" ...f?__.-0f ?SAnB requlred to purchase .L?. tJ__? The ?round of complalnt ln that between here and Ashland cer? taln of the company's trains stop as many as seventeen times in slxt..* . mlles, and that often passengers are on and off the train before thn con? ductors can get tlirough the cars to collect thelr fares: The company wlll ask that the order of Aprl] 37th be. so amended as to require passengers to purchase tickets or to pay an. addi? tional amount ln money on thp train. Judge Frentis suggested that the mo? tlon' of the company be reduced to ?wrltlng. and stated that the Commis? slon would then flx a date for the proposed. hearing. Ran Car Tno Fast. The A'irglnla Passenger and Power Com? pany was flned'110 ln Police Court yester? day mornln-r on the charge nf runnlng a car faster than ls allowed by law. The. car wns tlmed by Pollcemen Werner, Smlth and Ilrantley... The company noted an appeal. AA'n- Too Obstreperou*. Lewis Morrls (colored) was flned 120 and put under thirty days': security In tho Po? lice Court yesterday morning on the charie. of belng obstreperous and trespasslng on the property of Harvey Spurlock. BATS SWARM OVER HOUSE AND DRIVE TENANTS OUT Old Mansion in King William County Will Be Burned or Torn Down to Relieve Nelghborhood of.Pest. Members of the Aylett famlly tn' Rlchmond conflrm the sttyy of the curlous plague of bats whlch has over whclmed tho Montvale tiouse, occupied for several goneratlons by tho connec tions and descendants of Patrlck Hen? ry. Bats by the thousands have swarmed about the place durlng e cent years, under the porchos, ln the garret. beneath the floors and In every concelvable' crack, untll for somo months.past the house has been en? tirely untenable, ahd the ownerp are oonfemplatlng hurnlng or tearing It down in an effort to rld tho nelgh? borhood of the pest. Sltuated In Klng Wllliam county, the old houae stands on a plantatlon of about 1,100 acres. most of whlch le in otilttvatlon. Untll tlie tlme of hls death, flvo or slx years ago, it, was ocoupjed by AVllliam Aylett. On his death the place was left to his seven children, two of whom have dlsposed of their Interest to tl._>" other five, All of these have now marrled and snattered, two members bf the fam? lly llvlng in Rlohmond. For some smn inors the buildlng wns occuiiled as n fiiiinnier home, and left wlth eare talfers in the wlnter. It was at this llme tliat Ihe hats took possesslon, untll ln tho last few years the famlly have aliandoned i.o.use of the house enttro ;ly, About a I'.ft.* ?ffo coa ._,<..rablo rer palrs were put on the place, and it was hoped at that time that tho bats had been drlven out, but wlth tho opening of spring weather the crea tures havo returned ln even greaUr numbers. The tenant farmer lias boon drlven forth by the advanclng army, and thc hdtise stands abandoned to tho elenients,. the home of bats in every crovloe. ? / ' Reports publlshing yesterday that the place was the former homo of Patrlck Henry can hardly ho substun tiated, as .tho Montvale houso was erected in 1824, about twenty-flvo year= after the death of the famous Vlr glnlan, which occurred in 1709. Two houses stand on the -Montvale plantntlon. both frame, and though ot a comfortable, old-fashioned type, nel? ther ls of unusual size or pretontious ness. The moro anclent buildlng dates baok before the Revolutlon, and Ih still in falr repair, belng oecupied hy the manager of the farm. Not more than dfty yards away ls the other houso, now Idle aid deserted, the nolao of tlie myrlad of bats .maklng the whole nelghborhood resound wlth tholr ghost ly echoos. Montvale wns one of the few old Vlrglnla manslons ln Klng Willlam county remalntng ln tho hands of the orlglnal family. Durlng tho llfo time of tho late Willlam, Aylott it wns wide? ly knovvi os one of the most hospita-le Uoincs ln that sectlon of tbe State. Alcohol Ask your doctor if a family medicine, like Ayer's Sarsaparilla, is not vastly better without alcohol than with it. AyersSarsdparilla non-aLcoholic A Strong Tonic - - Withour Alcohol A Body Builder - - Without Alcohol A Blood Purifier - - Without Alcohol A Great Alterative - Withou.t Alcohol A Doctor's Medicine - Without Alcohol Ayer's Sarsaparilla - Without Alcohol Free from Alcohol J. C. AYER CO., M.nuftcturing Chemists, Lowell, Man. POLLARD RULES I'SF City Attorney Says Council Must Pay for Heat and Bedding in City Jail. Answcrlng a communlcation from Councll. Clty Attorney Tollard offl. clally notlfled Chalrman AVhlttet, of the Commlttee on Grounds and Build? ings. yesterday that under the new law enacted at tho recent sesslon of Ihe Goneral Assembly, the clty must herc nftor provlde. tlie bedding. the beat? ing ajiparatus and the fuel for the clty Jail. The effect of thls, of course. Is that thn personal expense account of Sergeant Kmlth wlll be re? duced just that much, the cxact amount not belng clearly ktiown. In the old days the clty sergeant wns supposed to, and dld, earn more money. in the shape of fees. than the Gover. nor of the Commonwealth. It was a fine job. and the sergeant was always on. Suhse'iuently. howrver. the Legis? lature. began to cut and slash ln many dlrectlons. One emoltiment after another was mnde to fade atvay. (?ot Itni-k Some 'onccuKlonx. Polltlcally. the Clty Sergeants' As? sociation. tlioutjli not fnrmally organ? ized. ls a blg factor to deal wlth. and when Its members got together thev declded to ko after something. Belng unable to liave nll the former good thlngs restored, they managed to per suade the I_eglslaturo to throw out a few llfe-llnes in the form of bedding and fuel. Not only that. but the act carrled an emergency rlause. evon though there was a dimlnl.shlng de? mand for wood and coal and heavy blankets. AV'hether or not this oplnlon by the Cltv Attorney wlll ndd to the list of candidates for Clty Sergeant ln Rlch? mond. wlll not become known untll the offloe-seekers hear the news. Al? ready; there is a blg fleld. half a dozen ormore citizens maklng an active can - vass. Menntvlifle. the clty will ask for blds to (letermine the cost of the ma? terial for whlch lt wlll pay. STOLE CHOICE FOOD .lohn Walter. and I-enn M^vver. "'''rncr fton Hotel. ArreMed AVlth Oood.. Xotlclng that the commls-arv was -teart llv decrea-ing day by day. the manager of that department In the .lefferson llotol be n io suspect the cook. John Waiters. and ut. asslstant. I.eon M_-saycr. Investigation cor.tlrmed thelr .u-ptclon*. and tho matter vviL. put ln tl"" hands of the police On a .varrant sworn out by Thornas J. OrWIn, -peciul officer at llie hotel. Bicycle rollce maii Thurman arrested both cook and as nutant anrt found the missing goods In the house where they were boardlng. They had selected onlv the flnest Imported .ood.tutr., and two cracker boxe- filt-d with the choic? est goods were dlscovered. Tbe two have been In the hotel only slnce early In April. THEF CAPTURED Jewte Swlnsan (Colored), Charged AVIttl Strallng Handsome Brooch. Jessle Swlnsan, a nlneteen-year-old col oieo* glrl, haillng from North Carolina, wai birught to niehmond from AVest rolnt yes terrtav by Detectlve-Sergeant AVren an.l locked up on the charge of steallng froni Mr B. -JI. Camcron a $".'> brooch. set witli twenty-one handsome pearln. The glrl was arrested ln AVest Polnt at Ihe rennest of Captaln Tomlln.-on by Sergeant If. R. McCanna. though not untll after shr bad glven tho officer quite a cliase. Lo? cated at tbe home of another negio woman slm managed to glvn Sergeant McCanna th? sllp and hid in the woods. Sho was dls? covered later by a. party of baseball player* hldden In a pile of underbrush. Brought our agaln she offered no furlher reslstance and after being locked up for tho nlght wai eJcorted here yesterday by Sergeant AVren. Union Servlcea. The usual AA'ednenrlay services in ? tht Church of tho Covenant wlll not be helr: to-nlght owlng to the union sorvlces of thf Pifsbytery of East Hanover at tho Firm Church. TAFT CLUB IEU5 General Stitli Bolling and Cap. tain Paul Speak at Corcoran Hall. , Flrlng tho flrst Republican guns o) the fall enmpuign, Captain John Paul, of Harrlsonburg. and CJeneral bttth Holllng. of Petersburg; addressed llio Taft Club at Corcoran Hall lnst nlght, tho audlence bolng composcd of ovct 150 mon. nll of whom wore whlte. Dr, II. A. llord. the presldent of tho club, occupled the chalr. nnd before tlic Bpeaklng began a resolutlon was adopt? ed authorlzlng the appolntment of a commltteo to co-operate wlth k sfmllar commlttee from tho Clty Itepuhllcun Club in an effort to Induco .Secretary Taft to iiuikc a puhjlc nddress here on tho occaslon of his attendance upon Certain conventions hore lu Mny. t.?r. llord wlll n.-ime. thls commltteo later, and it may ho that a trip will be mado to Washlngton for a porsomil Intervlew with tho presldent I.i I candldate. Vlrglnla Republlcans have already Instructed thelr dcle?atcK to tho Chlca KO Convontion for the War Hftcrctarv. aud hc I.s Strong wltli pnrty men all ovtr the Ktate. Sprnklnif Lnst Mcl>t. In addltlon to a number of well known polltical leaders wbo were pres cnt at tho meeting last nlghtt many Phy^iclans and other 'profossloiml men were in attendance. Dr. Hord called the Ratherlntr to or? der shortly after S o'clock. and pre? sented as the first speaker Captain ?lohn Paul, one of the mosl prwninoni young Republlcans ln the Valley sec? tlon of the State. General ISollliig tol lowed, and both speeches wero -well recelved. and frequontly nppl.iuded. They were COnservatlvb nnd were re. mnrkahlv free from anything liko p8r tisan bltterness, conslstipg largely nf appeals to tho aiidlencn of whatever pcrsuasion. to consider thc Issues thor? oughly and dlspasslonately. wlth a vlew to arrlvlng at a Republican con? clusion. Of course. much tljat was sald by both speakcrs related to the man for whom tho club Is named and who ls now the most strlking IlKure on tho Republican slde of American polltics. though they dwolt at lencth upon thn policies and deeds of the present id minlstratlon. contendlng finally that these had been such as to comm.ehd themselves tn thn npprovnl of the peo? ple. "Wlth the Taft Club at work Ir. tho Kast Knd and tlie jjoneral Repub? llcan Club covorlng practlcally the en? tire citv, thc mlnorlty party Is app-t rentlv well organlzed In the city and its leaders hope they will make a flne showing at the polls thls fall. SKATING CARNIVAL lllK Affnlr on "Frlday Nlght Aromos Much InteresL. Preparations have been completed for the blg skatlng earnlva*Nto be held in the Horse Show building on Friday af? ternoon and night for the beneflt of th.* Vlrglnla Home for Tneursblee. Much interest Is belng taken ln the affalr. n-= ls shown by the sale of seats. The prospects are that at least flfty couples will skate In the german to muslc by tbo Blues' Band. At the matinee performance. fromv t to 6 o'clock. to whlch the children are specially invited. a handsome palr ot roller skates wiU be presented to tho best skater. General admlssion tickets may be obtained at Branch R. Allen's. Thaw & Grant's and at tho drugstore-s nnd hotels. Both general admlssion and box seat tickets may he purchased from Mr. /Willlam Griggs. Every one is ro cyjcst'cd to bring skates. GAMBUNGMUSTCEASE Justice Cnitcltneld Issues Kdlct That- Flnt for C'rap-hontlng Will Bo Doubled. Determlned lf posslhlo to put an end to all fr.rms of RiimblliiK, .lustlco Crutchfleld yes? terday rnnrnlng announced In the Police rourt thut hereafter the flno for shootlnp crap wlll ho ralsod from $2.30 to $n, and ih, tlmo of aeourlty from ton days io twenty days. Twelve orup players caught In the reai of tho Klondlko saloon on Broad Streot were the Ilrst tn beneflt by tho new odlt. 1 boy were asse&S'jd $?> each and put undoi srcurlty of $100 each ror twenty days. Thoy finally gathered togethor tho necessaiy air.ounts. v Heavlly Plncil. Percy Orcen (coloredl was flned $100 anci put undor $100 bond for n yoar ln tlie Po? lico Court yesterday mornlnsr on the charg* of can-ying a razor concealod Injbls cloth? ing. Justice Crutchfield ls incicaslns pun Is'mient in overy dlrection. It's a mistake to call Grape-Nuts"aimply a "break fast food." It is more. All the nour ishing elements of wheat and barley, so prepared as to be promptly absorbed by the system for rebuilding brain and nerve eells, and for storing up energy?the capacity to think and act? that's Grape-Nuts. The flavour of this world** famed food adds to its value by promoting the appetite, "There's a Reason."