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ACCEPTED PLAN flFBLUES' AHMOHY Rumor Current Yesterday, But Nobody Seemed to Know; Building Code To-Morrow. ? Much dopends on whnt thc Mayor fflll do wlth tbe Blues' Armory plan. . to-duy, nnd what the Aldermen will 4o-wlth the building code to-morrow ptght, and tbe two questlons nro por plexlng the Clty Hall. Report has it that the Mayor ls unaltcrably opposed to nn armory over a market, and elthor for thls reason or nnother, wlU vetc the resolutlon awardlng tho deslgns And dlroctlng the Commlttee on Grounds and Bulldlngs to secure blds for the work. Members of the Coun? cil who were discusslng the matter last nlght thought it too late ln the day for objection to the comblned armory and market, but feared that tho Mayor mlght veto tho measurc on the point ralsed in the Common Coun? cil by. members of tho Finance Com .mittee, that It obllgated tho clfy for tho payment of money and yet was not passed by a two-thirds vote. The .'Mayor, as usual, ls keeplng hls ,own counsel. Pntlently Wnltlng. Meanwhllo Major Bowles and hls men are possesslng tholr souls tn whnt jintlonce they havo left. The Clty Council practlcnlly pledgcd Itself to bulld an armory for the organlzatlon as.long ago as tw?o years. The mat? ter has been constantly beforo thc Council throughout that tlme. and no dlrect objection has beon mnVte. Yet not one brlck has been lald upon an? other. . Tbe building code presents another . knotty problem. The "Council spent nearly an hour debating with heat whethor to' lnclifde-a certain dump in the fire llnes, nnd after that Impor? tant polnt was settled, bol\ed tho codo whole, wlthout readlng It. Members cf the Bonrd who are famlllar wlth tho code think it was greatly strength cned by certain amendrnents put on In tho Finance Commlttee, especlally In relatlon to appeals from tbe decision of the Building Inspector to the Board of Publlc Safety. Improvement of Audltorlum. The approprlation for completlng the C'ty Audltorlum will reach the Board. and so unanlmous has been the demand for thls work from all classes of citlzens thnt lt Is belleved the reso.ution will pass as easlly as it did ih tho Council. A long docket of mlscellaneous business awaits the Al? dermen, who will probably sit late Into the nlght. Other meetings for tho week nre those of tho Commlttee on Electrolysls thls afternoon at 5; the Committee on Light on Wednesday evening at 8; the Committee on Streets and Street Cleaning von Thursday evening at tho same hour, and the Ordinance, Charter and Reform Commlttee on Frlday night ?t 8. WANT TO COME BACK Mimy Cotton Men Fnvor Plnn to Mcct Hcrc Agnin. Under the leadershfp of Buslness Manager Dabney, the Chamber of Com? merce ls worklnK hard to securo for RIchmond the 1909 convention of tho Amerlcan Cotton Manufacturers' Asso? clatlon. Personal letters have been wrltten to every member of the organ? lzatlon who attended the sesslons hero last May. asklng his support ln tbo llght whlch will bo mado before tbo executive committee within the next few weeks. A large stack of replles have been recelved. and they, almost unanimously express the hope that tbe convention will come back to RIch? mond. many saying that they have wrltten to thls effect to one or more members of the executive committee. The contest.^no,w Jles between Baltl? moro and,,.Rl?hm'o*f*id, and both cltles are struggllng w.lth a will for the ses? slon, not only because of tbe import? ance of the cotton convention, but nlso because thls year there ls to bo ln conjunction wlth the meeting a great exhlblt of machlnery and apparatus In actual ojieratlon?ln Itself an educa - tlon for all who see lt. Some provl? slon will havo to be mado for houslng thls exhlblt, nnd supplylng current for the machlnery, but these detalls, Mr. Dabney feels sure, can be arranged If the executive committeo votes to re tur_n to Richmond. PUTTING UP SIGNS Over a Thoiinnnil Alrendy ln Positlon In KiiMt End. Work of puttlng up the first con ?lgnment of street slgns is progresslng rapldly, tho contractor having dls? posed of more than a thousand In tho eastern end of the clty. The total num? ber of slgns for the old clty. contract ed for by the speclal commlttee, was over 3,000. Tlie balance left over from the approprlation will purchase' at the same rate about !i00 signs for uso in for the new terrltory. The estlmate for the ne wtorrltory was 1,529 slgns, and lt may be that a small extra np jiropriatlon may be worked through be? fore the death of this Council. T0 LICENSE THEM ?econd-IInnil simp? tn Xle Cloxed If Thoy Receive Stolen GooiIm. An ordlnnno. regulating second-hand elothlng shops and puttlng them more ejlosely iinder pollce supervision, is boing prepared and will be lntroduced ln the Council soon. it ls buinK urged by members of the Pollco Bonrd on .the ground that many of tho second hand stores are now used as places for disposlng of stolen goods. Much stuff of thls sort has been recovered fro'in one or two shops, and the police sus pect that boxes of stolen clothlnR have been shipped from timt- to time to otlier cities. The ordlnanco will provlde for ihe licensiiig of such plucos, the licence to bo forfelled and tho shop closed if il can be provod that the owner Is knowlngly receiving stolen property. ? , STRUCK THIEF DOWN Xt-gro, Flyln*. wltli Stolen Whlskey, Ivuot-kril PnconiK-loiiN ? ln Street. After a chase of severai blocks late on Saturday nlght, John Kennedy, col? ored, was felled and stretched out un conselouH by one of hls pursuers, whe bad'taken up the cry of "Stop. thlef," as John ran out of Pucclnelli's, bar at Elghteen tli and Main Streets, wlth a ouontlty of whlskey. The man lay un r.oiiBt-lpuH on tbe ground until the ar? rlval of tho atnbulance. Tlie physlcian treated him, but Kennedy had linhibod rather freely, and ho was not nblo to give hls name uutll yestertlny moni. Ing. Tlie whlskey was recovered, but bo wns -hnrgrtel wlth nttomptlng to ?t.-ul lt. lnthe station an old warrant, chnrwiag hlm wlth having Htojon a watch and chain and a coat from M. ?ClCyer, was eervod on hln., Y. M. C. A. BOYS ENJOYING CAMP LIFE NEAR HOME OF JEFFERSON CREEK HELD FOUR AI BAY IN ROOM Defending an lnvaslon of hls room ln 'thc Davls House, at Thlrteenth and Franklln Streets, last nlght, Lewis John, a Greek, felled iind sertously hurt Tho*mas Thanase, who, wlth four others, had broken down tho door nnd attempted to enter. The men fought and struggled, but -bo got thom out, and some one called Pollcomen Sam uels and Duffy, who arrested tbe whole crowd. Thanase and the other four men?Columbus Nlckls, Ctistls Nlckls, Augustus John nnd Thomas Chrlst? were locked up on a warrant swocn out by John, charging trespass and lnva? slon of hls premises. Ile stated that they fretiuently dlsturbed him nt nlght wlth thelr rovelry and nolso, and de? scribed them ns a sot of anarchlsts driven from thelr natlve land. Notwltbstandlng tho fact that the RIchmond market has been almost glutted with Georgla peaches, whlch are lower now than they have been ln a number of years. great quantitles nre stlll comlng ln from the South. One rallway alone ls haullng here overy day between flfty nnd s^xty carloads of the frult. Whlle a number of these cars go through to more Northern polnts, a great many stop at this plnce, and thls variety of peach whlcli somo of tho denlers sald would not be oo tainablo by the majorlty of the RIch? mond frult dealers, is about to become a drug on thc markot. AVatermelons are also comlng ln great quantities, though not enough aro belng recelved to carry tbe prlce below normal. PflRTY WILL TI WPE III flUTLl Captain Joseph E. Wlllard, Colonel W Gordon McCabe, Mr. Robert Ca_____ bell and Mr. a. Randolpli Holladay wlli leave Richmond to-night for New xork. from whlch place they will sall on Wednesday afternoon on tho steam? ship Lusitanla for Europe. Tho party expect to be gone about a month. A lnrge automobllo has been sent over in advance, and the Richmonders wtll spend a greater part of their tlme tourlng tho contlnent ln the car. J Tl Owing to a technlcal flnw in the first indlctmont of Silas Smith for the murder of William Murphy in llenri co county, Judge Scott has ordered that a second grand jury be summoned to return a' now Indlctment thls morn? lng. Tbe enso wlli cofno to trial Im? mediately after the seCond true bill is found. The attorneys on both sldes thought ll better to summon a new Jurv, though Its doliberntlons will be a mere mntter of form. HAS CALL ALREADY Mr. Powhatan James, formerly a lawyer of thls olty, hns accepted a call to the pastorate of tho Flrst Baptlst Church, of Nowata, Oklahoma, Ho will soon take up hls studies at tbe South? ern Baptlst Tbeological Seminary, LouiKville, Ky., supply Ing his new chargo In vacatlon until hls gradua tion. DFFICER HURLED Bicyclo Pollceman Wernor, of the Flrst Dlstrlct, was sertously hurt yes? terday In a fall from his motorcyclo ai TKlrty-flrst nnd Marblinll Streets. The machlno struck a cobblostono or somo other obstrucllon, bucked nnd tlirew hlm on tho sldewalk. Hls arm ' was badly hurt, and mny be broken. ' It will bo oxittnlned to-tlfty through an jx-ray machine. 9 / Reports recelved so fnr from thn Y. M. C. A. bovs* camp, near "Montlce llo," ln Albemarle county, show that thc youngsters ate having the time of their Uves. A sufflcient number of old cnmpers are ln the party to show all how to llve comfortably, and Secretary Reltbard ls ln chargo of every? thlng. Already the boys are getting used to the routlne of camp llfe. Threo baseball teams have been organlzed and match games will be 'held overy nfternoon thls week. The nelghbors havo taken much Interest ln the camp, moro than one dolng some courtesy, whlch has helped the boys to get set tlcd for thelr two weeks of solid fun. Although tho main crowd dld not reach enmp until after mldday on Frlday, the Rlvanna River soon gathered them ln, tho old swlmmlng hole nbove the woolen mllls seemlng to be nllve ngaln. Up to thls time the weather has been good, but tho tenderfcet havo not gotten over thelr uneaslness as to how. the tents wlU stand In the flrst thundorstorm._ BIG PRIVATE SCHOOL IS GIVEN TO STATE ROLLED DICE IN FRONT OF CHURCH ON SUNDA Y Citizens of Conley, Who Have Been Supporting Institution, Turn to Publie System. PROGRESS OF EPUCATIQN Secretary Stearnes IMuch En couraged by Interest Shown in Many Sections of Virginia. ?-4 Vislting dlfferent portions of Vir? ginia last week ln the interest of pub? lie schools',' Mr. R. C. Stearnes, secre? tary of the State Board of Education, dlscovered a somewhat pecullar but convincing lllustration of tho effecUve ness of the system. In the neignbor hood of Conle.v, ln Southampton coun? ty, the citizens about twenty years ago established a prlvato school for thelr chlldren, and supported -lt main ly by themselves, though a llttlo out? slde help was glven. Although the institutlon has been very succe:._..u< in preparing young people for the best. colleges ln the State, the board of trus? tees, impressed by the excellent work accompllshed in the publlc schools throughout tho county. felt that the State offered opportunltles better than uny local private school could hope to give. The trustees therefore appeared be? foro tho county board and requested that lt take charge of the school and all the property connected with it The Conley citlzens estlmate that they have expended not less than $20,000 on the Institutlon, besldos pay? ing tho regular school taxes all ttt-eso years, They are wllllng to assist tho county, wlth private subscriptions as long as may be necessary, and aro not asklng the board to do less for any other point. . Tlie county authorlties conferred wlth Mr. Stearnes on tho subject. and declded to do ovorythlng posslble to carry out tbe plan. It Is hoped that addltionai holp may bo socured fi*om tho Stato hlgh school fund. lu Otlier Sectlon*. 'Dhroughout nll tho sectlons vlslted by Mr. Stearnes ho found the same deslre for progress ln the publlc schools of tbe State. Ho ls hlghly gratlfied nt the efforts now belng mnde, and prodicts that ln a few yoars Vlrglnla's school system will bo soc? ond to nono in tho South. At Columbin, In Fluvanna county, tho secretary addressed a largo gath? erlng of men and womon in the town hall on the subject of educatlon. Be? sldes the crowd of lnterested poople, the county school board was prosont. As a result of tho speeches, a move? ment wns at once startod to raise a fund for the erectlon of a largo mod? ern school thnt will bo ready for occu pniioy by tho openlng of the sesslon. Mere than .SOO was subscrlbed, with assurances that the amount would be Increased to $1>_00 ln a fow days. The school board will give as much to the now building as tho citlzens. At. Red Houso, In Charlotto county, tlie poople wore as cnthuslastlc as ai Columbin. Speeches wero made to n largo audlence by Mr, Stearnes nnd others intorested ln educatlon. When the moetlng was over, one o( the patrons doclnrod that lie would glvo flvo ncres of land and $100 ln cash iownrd tho erectlon of a modern sohool building. Ho wns followed by eight or nlno other citlzens who nlsc snbscrlbod $100 ouch, It now seems assured that thls seotlon of Charlotte will soon havo a $-1,000 building, and at .least two wagons for tho transpor? tatlon of tho chlldren. Rod House ls sltualed in tho north western portlon of tho aounty, nol far from tbo Appomattox and Camp? bell llnos, and childron frqm all throc of-thoso counties will uttend the schoo! CROWD FLED WHEN HA T AND SOCKS CAME STROLLING BY Too Hot to Wear Clothes, Polish Citizen Pitched Them Into Street and Went Serenely on His Way ' Until Arrested. Suffering from temporary abcrration and oxcesslve heat, Lewis Patrlck, a Pollsh omlgrant, stopped ln front of a store on Broad Street near Brook Ave? nuo shortly after noon yesterday, and carefully dlsroblng and spreadlng his clothes on the pavoment, proceeded on hls way mlnus everythlng save hls socks and a large straw hat. It be? ing church time, there were few peo? ple on the street, usually well fllled, but those few gavo the man wlde berth. Tho sun bllstered hls body, but he heeded lt not, for his mind was wanderlng back to Poland and the friends he had left behlnd. People watched hlm as he passed, but Patrlck seomcd unconsclous that be was an object of curlosity and awo. He gazed at them gravely, and walked along carefully. Somo frantlc soul telephoned the Second Pollce Station, and Ofilcer Tll ler made a record dash. Ho caught the man at Gllmer and Broad Stroets, after Patrlck had walked nearly ten blocks, PEDPLE SWELTER AND CRDPS PERISH Hot Wave Settles Over State, Causing Much Suffering Here and Elsewhere. Following closely upon last week's short season of cooler weather, yestor day's oxcesslve heat was folt through? out tho entlre Stato moi-e than any other day of tho summer. Except ln tho high latitudes, there wero few places ln Virginia whero tho ther momoter reglstered a maxlmum tem? perature of less than nlnety degrees. To accentuato the suffering, ln tho nprtborn sectlon, no raln has fallou for a long period. People aro chok ing wlth the dust an.d. crops are belng parched from lack bf moisturo. Perhaps tho highest- temperature yes? terday was at Woodstock, whero tho government thermomet<jr went as hlgh as 100 degrees. A dlspatch from that placo states also, that tho crops are suffering sevoroly from a protracted drouth. In Lynchburg the thermometer roglstorod 05 degrees. All dny a hot south wlnd wns blow Ing, adding iriuch to the dlscomfort of the peoplo. Wlth the sunsot the wlnd subsldod, maklng the nlght ono of the most oppresslve of tho summer, wlth? out a breath of alr stirrlng. Early ln tho day. tho pooplo of Rich? mond bogan to try to rld themselves of tho almost Intolerable heat by flock lng to tho parks and to other plaoos, where ono might hop_o to flnd a shady spot or a slight breeze. Tho ther? mometer was hlgh up ln the nlnotles, At 0 P. M, the mercury stood at 32 dogroes ln tho shado. After dark lt soomod as though the atmosphero would be cleared by a deluge and cloared up by a heavy thundor-storni, All across tho wost tho clouds wero banked hlgh and llluml natod'by flashos of iightnlng. By 10 o'ciock, nowevor, tho , moon wns shlnlng brlghtly and tho rolllng clouds had dwludlod to thln mlst, glv? lng good prospoct of another day ot swoUorlng. and brought him back to the station. He could not walt for the patrol at a box, for the prlsoner's clothes were a long way off. It was a curlous palr, the ofllcer and hls unadorned charge. and the pollce? man blushed ns they crept back through alleys that seemed llterally allve wlth people. Patrlck dldn't blush. He mumbled something about having been robbed of $25. and sald he wanted to go back homo. Hls clothes were taken to the station, and he was persuaded to put them on agaln. Dressed once more, he sat ln hls cell, pale and haggard, stlll growl lng about hls lost/ money and hls faraway home. He was later sent down to the,jail. The man carrled in hls pocket a conditlonal pardon, signed by Governor Swanson, releaslng hlm from the Cum berland oounty jall, where he had been tmprisoned for felonlous burning. The pardon was dated July .lst. HORSE TRIED TO WALK 011TRESTLE Dashed Across Bridge, Slipped Through Ties and Had to Be Pulled Out. Escaplng from a stable at Fifteenth and Cary Streets, a valuable white horso ran down Fifteenth yesterday afternoon, and out on the trestle whlch spans the canal at the foot of the street. Tho animal plunged forward over the tles for about ilfteen yards. and then fell through. It struggle.} wlldly, but could not escape. After some work, Pollcoman Atkln? son had the horse out. and safe. Both forolegs, whlch had gono down be twoon the tles, wero fnstened iogether. and thon tho offlcer, Vlth tho help of tho owner and a number of negroes, turned tho horse over on tho plaaiki^: whlch had boen lald from one end of tho trestle to the polnt where the ani? mal wns lying. Tho horso v^iputon lts foot. and managed to wa.lk back to tlie stable, cotfiparutlvely unhurt. Fbuntl Dend ln Shockoe. An unknown negro w.ts found dead ln Shockoo Creek just in- the roar of tho Railroad Young Men's Christian Association building yesterdav morn? lng. He had fallen ln the nlght be? foro. In crltlc-nl Condition. Mr. A. A, Clarke, of No. 025 North Tonth Stroet, was roported' last nlght to bo ln a very crltlcal condition at the Memorial Hospltal. Ho is suffering from an attack of appendlcltls. BROOM HANDLE PIERCED BODY; YOUNG MAN MA Y DIE Whllo tostlng hls athletic ablllty wlth a number of friends yesterday nf? ternoon at tho homo of Mr. Pemberton, ln Chesterfleld county, Hugh Throck? morton, of tho Osbprno Turnplko, Hon rloo oounty, foll on a broom handle, whlch ponetratod hls ubdomou and por haps fatally Injured hlm. All tho young men wero Jumplng, The brooin, wlth tho whlsk part up ward. was _. lnccd agalnst a chalr, aud Prominent Young Men Have Hot Game in Monroe Park, Carc less of Results. THE POLICE CAPTURE THREE Selected Period Between Sunday School and Service Hour for Little Diversion. Tblnking to wllllo away tbe qulel Sabbath hours ln fashlon more Inter? esting than attendlng dlvlne servlces. a crowd of promlnent young men gath? ered In Mopro? Park yesterday morn? lng, between Sunday school tlme and church hour, and playiMl a gamo of craps. They rolled the dlce almost in front of Park Place Methodlst Church, in full vlew of every passerby. elther iernorant that they were violating tho law and careless of the vlolation and tho untimellness of the hour. Three Captured. - Pollceman Ct4?ton. who was not on duty then,'watched the young men for an hour and a half to satlsfy himself that they were really lndulglng ln the negro's favorite pastlme, and then made one fell swoop on the unsancti fled gatherlng. He nabbed three, but the others got away. One of the trlo was only thlrteen vears old; the others had nearly reached the age of dlscre tlon. They were taken to tho Second Po? llce Station ln the automoblle patrol, and were balled for thelr appearance in Pollce Court thls mornlng. Tho young men were evldently up on the game. Tholr dlce?there were two palr?wero of the finest pattern and of a size that would make the average colored c-apster turn green wlth jealousy. They held the coln In their hands, and none of lt was secured by the offlcer. .Beer Bottlcs Too. Parkkeeper Walton had complained prevlously of these assemblles, whlch, lt seems, havo been rather frequent. Behlnd the crowd were found flve or six beer bottles?all empty. No dlrect connection was established between the beer bottles and the crapshooters, but there evldently hnd been connectVon. Beer was substltuted for the custom ary flve-cent short, whlch ls used as a lubrlcant for the voice as the negro calls for his numbers. BACK TO HOSPITAL Negro Jimt Up From Bed Rode Blcycle Into Street Car. Harry Phlllips, colored! of No. 610 East Franklln Streot, suffered another of many vlclssltudes. through whlch he has lately passed, yostorday af? ternoon, when he was hurt by rlding Into tho rear end of a Ciny Streot car at Harrlson and Maln Streets. He had just como out of Memorial Hospltal, v.here ho had beon treated for pnou mcnlE.. nnd was . blcycllng along tho st.oet fi.-r exercise. Still faiiit and weak from an operatlon, ho was un? able to turn quickly enough when ho saw the car, and rode dlrectly Into lt, from the rear. Pollce Commissioner Landorkln an_l tbe Mayor were stand? lng noarby, and they called for tho nu toinobllo patrol to take tho man back to tbo hosultal. Thls makes *-:he third tltiui he,has beon a patlont thero ln the past) few weoks. Hls Injurles aro nor sct/ot's. over tliltv young Throckmorton attdmpt ed to leap. Hls foot hung ln the chair, whlch was ovorturned, and tho broom was turnod upsldo down, Tho young mnn foll squaroly on top ? of lt, the handlo ontiwiiig hls body. Dr. M. P. Rucker, of Manchester, gavo what treatment wns nooessary at tho tlme, and thon had Throckmorton takon to tho Memorial Hospltal ln an ainnu Innoo, Tho wound ls regarded as dan gorouH. und jjoritonUls uia*. develop. SLEEPY EYES SAW STREETS FILLED Midnight Uproar Variously Described as Riot and Wrestling. Match; Old Ball-Player Dead. What Is described by some as _. wrestllng match and by others ns an inclpient rlot occurred on' HurT Streot, near Eleventh, about 1 o'clock yester? day mornlng, when otherwlso tha/ streets were stlll. Just how many partlclpated ln tho noctttrnal tumult Is not speelflcally known, but such was Ihe uproar be? fore the comlvitnnts were parted that half the nelghborhood was aroused. According to sevoral people, ten men were engaged ln the "wrestllng match"; others assert as posltlvely that the. street was black wlth a "many-. hcadod multltude." Probably nlMfp eyes saw too few or too many, The cause of the demonstration htsa) not been determined. No arrests havo as yet been made. IIlK Xi-Kro Biiptlzlng. A blg all-day negro baptlzlng tooH plnce yesterday nt Jahnke's Pond, four mlles out from the clty. Early ln tho mornlng the colored populatlon began Its e.vlt, and by 12 o'clock fow negroes were left In -iLiuchester. Besldes themselves. the baptlzers took wltli them nenrly every horse ln thn clty, hltched to vehlclcs of various nnd won derful deslgn. A largo delegntlon came over from RIchmond. nnd many who nttended from Manchester walked tho entlr.j dlstance. Severai pastors wero kept busy nt the pond. The day was ox cosslvoly warm. Bnll Plnycr Dead. R. O. Thomas, who died nt thn home of IiIh father, No. 220 East Eleventh Street. on Frlday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, was buried from the resldenca at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, tho Rov. Mr. Pennls, of the Eplscopal Church. nfflclatlng. Interment was made _u Rlverview Cemetery, ln Rloh? mond. Mr. Thomns. -who was only twenty nlne years old. was a noted ball player. He was a pltcher ln the old A'lrginla State League, and also played flrst baso on the RIchmond team un? der the management of Barley Kaln. Thomas flrst played professlonal ball In 1S?!), when he pitched for tbe New London team ln the Connectlcut League. In the following season ho jolned the RIchmond team In the old State League here. and was worked ln tbe box, occaslonaly playlng flrst base. Leavlnp Richmond when the olel league dlsbanded, he next entered tho Threo I League. He later played In North nnd South Dakota. Mlsslsslppi, Louisiana and Texas. At one tlmo Mr. Thomas travclcd wlth what was known as tho Chieago Stars .an aggregntlon of bloomer girl ball players, who at talned some celcbrlty. Mr. Thomas pitched to a woman catcher, who used <a small plllow to receive tho ball. The Thomas family have only re? cently moved to Manchester. They left RIchmond two months ago. R. O. Thomas was born ln Peters? burg. Uo llved for ten years tn Lvnchburg, after which he moved to Richmond. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas, hoth of whom sur vlve hlm. He also leaves one brother, Logan, and one sister. Miss Blancho Thomas. Ho enllsted ln a volunteer company durlng the Spanlsh-Amerlcan War. but never saw actlve servlce. Hi-nlli of Mrs. I.nnnlil. Mrs. Margaret Donald. wife of Mr. Peter Donnld. stone contractor. died at her residence, No. 315 Cowardln Ave? nue. yesterday mornlng at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Donald was fifty-slx years old, and tho mother of severai children. Both she and her husband were born ln Scotland. where they were marrled. They have llved ln Manchester for about thlrty-flve years. She ls sur? vlved by her husband and ton chll? dren, flvo sons and flve daughtors? Messrs. George, Peter, Alec, James and Grover Donald; Mrs. A. B.' Morrlssett, Mrs. John II. Shotwell. Mrs. W. A. Holzapfel, Misses Jessie and Mamle Donald. The funeral notlce will be announced later. Pcrnonnls and Brief*. Mr. Charles Loe Taylor is quite 111 at the home of his father, No. 1311 Perry Street. Mr. Taylor has been confined to hls bed for two weeks. Mr. AV. F. Morgan, now of South Norfolk, but formerly of thls clty, is spendlng some tlme bore. Mrs. Gracle M. Shanks, of Chula, ls snld to be dangerously 111 at her home. Mrs. Shanks ls a sister of Mr. T. E. Taylor, of Manchester, arid Is well known here. FAMOUS PIL0T DEAD Guldcd Southern Crulser Out of Trnp Set l?y *Wortlicrn Fleet. Captaln John A. Curtis, of No. 15 North Twenty-nlnth Street, recelved lnformatlon yesterday of the death ln Halifax, N. S.. of "Jock" Flemlng.' who made himself famous In the Clvil War by taking the Confederate crulser Tal lahasseo through tho eastern passaira of Halifax harbor ln August, ,1804, olud lng tho Federal gunboats lylng ln wait for hor just outslde, Commander John Taylor Wood was In charge of tbe Tal lahasso, and Captaln Curtis was mas? ter. The ship hnd -put Into I-Iallfax lo coal, and whlle insldo was trapped by a strong Northern tloet. The Brltlsh admlral gavo Commander Wood forty elght houl-s in wliich to escape or sur . render to the Brltlsh flag. Commander AVood declded to attempt an escape. Thero was only ono man to take tho ship out, and that was "Jock" Flem? lng. He was omployed. In tbe dead of nlght ho took the hflm, nnd gulded the SoutUiirn crulser down the east.ern passage, a shallow channel, used only by tlshlng boats, on the o.astcrn slde of the harbor. When dnylight broko the Tallahassee had oscaped, and tha Federal boats were stlll lyln__ at anchor. Muslc Sclionl Closen, Professor A. F. Unklo's muslc School closed Its sesslon on Saurday evenlnar after a vory successful year, Tho dl plomarOf full graduatlon was awnrd od- to'Miss Mary Loulse Murdooh. the diuig-hter of _>ir. and Ml*s. Wllllam Murdooh, of No. 1011.Wes* Maln Streot. RccklcNM Drlving. Leo Dunn (colored) was arrested last nlght by Pollceman Crafton on a eharge of recklessly and carelessly drlving lu tbo strooti Ho ls a drlveR fnr A. D. Prlca.