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cloncd, Good Schedule Remains to Be Played. t special to the Tlmes-Dlspatch.] CI.ARLOTTESVILT-E. VA., Januarj lo.-.Although the Virginia bnsketbai f-iiin.i waa much dlnappotnted over thi falluro of thr. blg Southern trlp to rnali'ilullze. eliie. to oppositlon from tin 1>iy .le'eiit and laeiilly, a Ifll'go tilltiibn of nppllcants reported for work thi linst weel.-, und iniich glnger Is heliif dlsplayed ln tho dally practtco. Captaln Ashby aml ull of lnst ycar'i rrgukir... who nre ln college, us wol ..-. many of tho new men, aro fasl roundlng into mtelseason rorm, arieJ from present IndieatioriH the defeati elenii out laat year by Gnorgetown atu eiUier quints wlll bo entlrely swepi nwny withln tlio next month or two. Whlle tlio omlaslbii of the S.uthqri trlp cuts the schedU^) neariy In two thero are .stlll qulte a number of gamei lo be played, und arrangements nre belng made for several more. Tlu ? rhedule, aa lt now stands, is as fol? lows: January lGth?Wllllam and Mary, at Wllllamsburg. January 23d?Open. Janunry -'.th?Georgetown, at Cliar* lottesvllle, Fcbruary Gth?Open, February 12th?George Washlngton at War.lilngton. February 13th?Navy, at Annapolts. February 20th?Goorgo Washlngton, at .Jharlottesvllle. Fcbruary 27th?Georgetowu, al Washlngton. The open dates wlll very likely bc fllled wlth games wlth Washlngton and T.ee, whlch always has a strong banket bali team. Tho management alao hus plans on foot to arrango games wlth Randolph-Macon and Wllllam and Mary Colleges, to be playod In Richmond. Presidency of Virginia League Will Come Up Again. _fcp?clal to The Tlmca-Dispatch.J LTNCHBURG, VA.. January 10.?It la learned from a rellable suurcc that President Jojce Wells will be here Mon? day to preihle over tho Virginia ).- -itriifj meetlng. <-'tto AVella wlll represelit Norfolk. Tl Klchmond delegatlon wlll be Pres? ident Bradley, Attorney Sands and See retary E. N. Gregory. President Clark wlll represent Danville. Owner Blund. "i Portsmouth. and Wllliams ond lleln . of Roanoke, aro expeeted to be ? ?:. hand for thelr tcams. Klther Pr-s'. eieiit Uazarus or Vlce-Presldent Ander? son wlll rapreaont tlu local team. The presidency nf ihc leagtfe wlll be au eusy matti r t.> holve if tlu mmr '?-. ? ??? ii--: ..-i a salary limit. lllchinoitd, Norfolj: :-.n-l LyncUburj; HCOtti lo favor $1,-1)0" monthly. whlle tlie ?'.: en would make it $1,500. K ? i< ????'?-? . lin.;! i below $1,500, Boyer will never bc elected president. lf u - ?" . hlgh .. $1,800. he may get tbe Job. Otherwisc; the meetlng wlll end ni a deudlock. BUWAHD HJ-FIWhm TO PLAY Second base ron colts Accordlng to Information recelved Ii?re yesterday from Pottsvljle, Pa., Kilward Heffncr, better known as "Paddy" Heffnor, who aerveel as an umplro in ,the South Atlantic Leaguo tuht season. and who, in the season of 1.07, played ln the P. O. M. League, has accepted an olfer from Manager Perry Lipo to play second base,,for tho Rich? mond team dutlug tho comlng season. Ilcffner-ls well known as a.ball player of ablllty. aud ho should prove a strong addition to tlie Colts' Inlleld. llavnun lttii'v_. HAVANA. January 10.?Racing re nults at Almendares Park: Flrst riKt.'?Flve _ui-longs?Katie Oleason first. Iiuposltion second, Danc ing-Coy third. Tlme. 1:05 2-5. ?Second race?Mile and a sixtcenth, liurdles?Llzzie i'"lat first, Yumurf sec? ond, Gadfly third. Tlme. 2:25. Thlrd race?Mlle and sixteenth?Jup itcr flrst. Jeanctte M. second, Gowan ela thlrd. Tlme. 1:54 2-5. Fourth raco?Six furlongs?Artful Dodger flrst, Hawks Flight second, Klder thlrd. Tlmo. 1:17 2-3. Flfth race?Six furlongs?Camel flrst, Charlotte Hamllton second, Guarda third. Time, 1:17. Slxth race?Six furlongs?Wheat Bread flrst, Shc Wolf second, Miss Perlgorda thlrd. Tlme, 1:20. Play ln? Iluskcth.-ill. [Special to Tha Tlmcs-Dlapatoh.] LTNCHBURG; VA., January 10. Basketball seems to havo tnken Lynch? burg by storm thls wlnter, and there are to-day more than 200 men . aud boys in the Yoyng Men's Chrlstlan As? sociation, who are members ot regu larly organlzed leams. Out of those tcama the association wlll probably se lect a strong association team. AMUSEMENTS. Academy?''Comlng Thro* the IIye," - Bijou?"Young Bitffnlo, Kiug af the Wlld Weat." ?'Comlng Tliro' ilie Ilye." "Comlng Thro' tho Rye." whi.h comes to tho Academy lo-night, fur ninliea en.oymcnt' of the wholeaome, hoarty kind. It kceps tlie speoHiors constanlly convulsed witli, laugnter, except whcn somo charming' niuslcal number is being reudered, and durlng Ihls I'east of inlrtli aml molody there Ih au oyor-chunglng series of brlght, finlninted p'tclures, This productlon is sajd to richly merit the extraordinary suecess whlch it htta nchlevcd all ovor tlio country, a suecess which ls com pllmentary allko to tho management whlch ls sponaor for it aud to tho good tuste and cllscernmeut of the publlc. Tho east, whlch lncludes Tom McKanna 3-Day liquor Cure Harmiess, Sure, Permanent/ SAN .TAU_U3|S| illurph.v'a llolel -uucx, Itlchiuoud, Va., aud ItoldHvllle, N. C. Otrice.for consultation, 1725 Eye Btreet, Washlngton, D. C. Wrlte Pr. J. J. McKANNA elther address for full particulars, ON THE STARTING LINE JAMES A. RECTOR. RECTOR'S HEAR T IS GOOD, BUT QUITS FOR SEASON University^ Great Sprinter Says There ls No Foundation for tlie Sensational Story?President Did Not Write Him Letter. (Special to The Tin.es-Dl.patcb.] *? CHAKLOTTESVILLE, VA.. January I 10.? When seen thin morning in hls i room at the Lelta P.si fraternity house, St. Aiitliouy Hall, at llie University of I Virginia, Jamea A. Rector, champlon ! ahort distance sprinter Of the American J clnder path, once more conflrined the statement, sent out durlng the Christ*. ' irias holidays from iii-s homo at Hot | Springs, Ark? that he hael retired from ! thu cind?.r path and would not partl I clpat... in any of tbo meets schedulcd J for the Virginia team this wlnter and ; spring. Upon hls return to the Unlvorslty la_t week Rector sent in his reslgna? tlon as captaln df tho track aud!Held j team. The advlsory board of the Gen 1 eral Athletic Association has not as | yet had any meetlng, and therefore no actlon has been taken ln tlie mat? ter. "I am not going to run thls sesslon," salel Rector, with sreat emphasis, "and perhaps never again. J have no plans for the future." Wlien asked If he would partlelpate in the lortiicoming meet wlth George town. the great sprinter replled: "I most certalnly wlll not, neither ln thu Bprlnts nor as a niembtr of the relay team.'* Rector laughed at the story sent out from Memphia last week to the effect that he had recejved a personal letter from President Roosevelt askint. hlm to run another race wlth Walker, tha South Afrlcan. when the latter comes to this country this summer. "I re? celved no such lettor," said. Rector. "There la absolutely no foundation for the story." Health Good. Heart Strong. Rector waa equally amused at tho :' ? Waters, Leona Thurber, Eveleen Dun mo&re, Isabel I.owe, Grace Turner, Al berta Davis. W. II. Thompson. Carl Hoffman, Sydney Broughton and Alec Francis, will bo seen ln the parts they have made famous. Tho chorus ls handsome, and the llttle English danc ers are suro to captivate the audience. Wild .Vest at tbe Bijou. s Young Buffalo, tho King of the Wlld West, who was one ot the big auc ccsses- at the BIJou last season, comes this week in a brand new western play from the pon of Charles 12. Blaney, entltled "The Sherlff of Angel Guloh," whlch is sald to contaln more roal ..Interestiiig and thrllllng fcatures than nny play Mr. Blaney has produeed this year, and glves Young Buffalo many opportunitie. for a- pictorial dlsplay ofvhis sympathetlc eyes and manly mlen, whlch have made hlm sucti ~ prlmo favorlte durlng hla tour seasons on the road under Mr. Blaney's man agoment. In speaklng of _ae now play, Mr. Blaney sald: "I hoped to wrlto a blg play, and I choso tho fast dla appoarlng frontier, wnere the moun? talns aro blg, the stream big, the men blg, tho passlons blg, and I shall be happy lf 'The Sherlff of Angel Gulch' has caugnt the glory of the dylng day and kopt lt for a moment from the eucioachlng darkness," "Huste'f Rrown." With the '.'Buster Brown" Company, whlch comes to tho Academy on Thurs? day mattnae and nlght, will be seen Johu and George Gorman, formerly stara wlth Gorman's Mtnstrels, and beautiful Mlss AUetta Brltlgetord, wlll bo seen as Susle. Bustor'a pretty young aupt, Thls Is wltjiout a doubt the hest east yet seen ln thls rolgnlng rocord broaklng muslfcal play, "The Shepherd King." Mr. Wrlght Lorlmor and his largo company, undev tha managemotit of Wllllam A. Brady. ln the masslvo blhli cal urama, "Tho .Shepherd King," ha* gltia un ongagement at the Academy nn Friday and Saturday, aud Saturday matinee. "Tho Shepherd King" haa enjpyed great prosparlty slnco ita open? lng four years ago ln Now York Clty, The c0riipa\ny lncludes sucl| well kuo\yu_ specjal in the aftornoon papers of Fri I elay, whlch stated tliat he had been I warncd that "he could not llvo two years if he continued in trainlng, 'and that auch an uUimatum had been Issued by the doctor. hurc. "My health was nevor better," said Rector thls morning.'* "My heart is ns 3trong aa any man's." The case with which Rector tralns for his races has been the wonder of hia collegemates. It haa been stated that he can bo gotten ln flt condition for any race in three days. It ia also said that whilo in tralning ho never gives up smoking cigarottes. His physiquc ls wonderful. He wolghs neariy 1S0 pounds, and haa an Uieal bulld, with sufficicntly robust chest and shoulder development, so neces? sary for maxlmum results. He has tho muscles of a prlze-fighter. ThlnkK lte Can U?__tt Walker. Tho Arkansas boy Is confident of hls ablllty to defeut Walker. should the two agaln meet on tffe clnder path for a second trlal. The fact that the South Afrlcan has twice withln a few week.. run the 100 yards in 9 2-5 seconds and has also broken the record for the 100 meter and the 120 yards does not bother Rector. Should the two be brought together thia summer, Rector is flrm in tha bellef that he wlll be able to tako the South Afrlcan's meas? ure. It wlll be recalled that Rector ran the 100 metcrs several tlmes ln London in world record "tlme, whlle Walker ran tt only once In that time, and beat the Virginia flyer out in tho finals. ! artlsts as Mr. Carl Eckstron, Mr. : Rogers Lytton, Mr. Harry Stafford, Mlss Frederlcka Goeing. Miss Nelletta ; Reed, and numbers 100 in all. lloiiil.s Cnrrleel. [Special to The Tlmes-Dl.patcb.J NEWoKRi.. N, C. january _u.?The Board of Aldermen have canvassed the vote for street Improvementa and de? clared the bonds carrled. The clty clerk has been ordered to advertise tho bonds for salo and to ask blds for paving the streets. ? _ Dr. Abbott Accepts. [Special to Tlie Tlmes-Dlspatch.] CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., January 10.-?Dr. Lyman Abbott. of New York, has accepted the Invltatlejn to preach the commoncemont sermon for tho University of Virginia on June 13th. ELAB0RATECEREM0NIES Marked Cemsecrntlou ?f Rev. Currlgan as Titnlur Blshop of Macrn, BALTIMORE. MD.. January 10.? ?ith elaborato and impresslve cero monles, Rev. Owen B. Corrlgan to day was consecrated tltular blshop of Macra, and at tho same tlme became auxlllary bishop of Baltlmore. Tho ceremony of consecratlon was per? formed by Cardlnal G-lbbons ln tho Cathedral ot thls archdlocese. Assist ing hlm were Blshops Maurlce A. Burke, of St Joseph, Mo., and Benja mln J. Kelley, of Savannah. Among the prelatea present ?v?re Rt. Revs. H. p. Northrop, of Charles ton; Van do Vyver, of Rlohmond; p. J, nonahue, of Wheellng: Wllllam J. Ken ney.of St. Augustlne, Fla,, aud Loa Hatd, vlcar apostolio of North Caro? llna. * Confcr on Census, AVASHINGTON. D. C.. January IO.? Oonferees on the census blll probably wlll be' appolntej. by the Senate aud House to.begjn th. conslderatlon ot the Senuto changes sln tha blll withln a day or two. Senator Bacon, of Geor? gla. offered an amondinonb for tho pur? pose of aacertalnlng the amount -of mtscegenatlon 1. the country, the enumeretors of tho census belng re eiulred to speclfy whether husband or wlfo of auoli unloiis are wholly or par tially of negro blood, f News of the Southside Manchester Bureau, TimoH-filHputch, No. 1102 Hull Hlreel. The servtees al Central Meuiodlst Church for men wero conducted yes torelay afternoon by Rev. Frank Gian staff before; nn Imffionge nudlcncc, niimhoring perhaps over 700. Mr. Owen !?'. Pugh led a cholr of men on tho stnge, anel the great audlonce would Joln ln tho liymns. Mr, Pugh cffoc tlvoly sang two koIo..?"Jiothcr's Pfayor" and' "Tell Mother pu >__ There." At the concllts.on of Dr. Granstaffs addross on "The Open Hook," a large ntirabur of men of all ttges met him at tho- allnr reijuesthig prayer. Card. nsklng ihe inen to'lndlcato their dofl nlto doclBlon for Christ and Church work were dlstrlbuted amonn tlie au? dlonce" hy tlio ushcrs. A number of theso wero nlgned an.l returned to tho mlnlstern prosent. Tho scrvice was memorable, and wll! long llvo |p tho memory of ffi'ose preaent, ?Vlgbt Servlce. At the nlght service, whlch wan con? ducted for all, another large nudlcnce was present. Extra benches and chuirs had been provided, but even wlth theso all the crowd could not be accommodatcd. Tho Rev. Frnnk eiran staff dellvered the sermon, taklng as hls subject Joshua, twenty-fourth chap? ter, flfteenth vorse, "Choose You Thls Day Whom Ye Wlll .Serve." The sermon was \trong end forceful. Mr. Pugh nani. two ..olo..?"Hln Love Wlll T-Tot Fall,'' and "Full Sufrender." At to-nlght's servieo Mr. Granstaff wlll take as hls subject "Other World TTHngs." F.l.ctlein nf Olflrrr*. Tlie annual meetlng and election of ofllcerB of the Manchester and Ches terfleld Buslness Men's Association wlll takc place next Friday nlght at tho Lafayette House, following whlch the members and frlends nnd members ot Ihc Clty Councll wlll hold a smoker. It is thought tliat nll the prer.ent offl cors of the association wlll be re elccted. President D. li. Toney ls re oelvlng many letters from buslness men ln reply to the one he sent out, and he wlll base hls report on these. Many of the letters are encouraglng, nnd speak of the nsBoelatlon in the hlghest terms. One well-known busl? ness man stated that the outlook for a good buslness, year ln the clty v partlcularly brlght. Several of the large manufacturing flrms were con templatlng enlarglng thelr plants and Increasing their output. He also stated that he kncw of ope large manufactur? ing plant that would shortly estab USE IMKH-ll President-Elcct's Decision Not to Talk Leaves Them a Free Hand. WASHINGTON. D. C January 10.-? The decision of Fresident-l-lect Maft to refrain from making publlc tho names of the persons he lias selected to be members of his Cabinet, with the exceptiou of Senator Knox and Frank II. Hltchcock, has had the effect greatly Inclfe Cablnet gossip. Wlth no pofe-lbillty of an ufflclal contradlctiou confronting them, would-be Cabinet buildcrs aro now free to exerclso their Iiigenuity and lmaglnatlon to tho full. The most that can be dono ls to ac? cept probabllitles as such slmply, for any attempt lo make posltlvo stata ments. would be unwarranted ln the llght of last nlght's ' announcement from Augusta. The ono posslbllity of accurate in? formation rcgardlng the seven vacant Cablnet places Hes ln the proneness of the friends of some of tlie selected per? sons lo dlscuss the matter, for lt Is hardly concelvable that any public man would decide upon the acceptanco of a Cablnet offlce wlthout conferrlng with his personal friends. Yet Senator Knox, who has been aiding the Presldent-elect ln this work of Cabinet bulldlng. on hls return from Augusta vesterday. rather grimly hlnt c. that a'ny caudidate, who either per EMally or through hls frlends betrayed the confldence o? tho Presldent-elect, mlght flnd that after all ho was not on tho llst whon the flnal Cablnet 13 announced. Thls may have somo ef? fect in restralning Cablnet talk by peo? ple who are really advl30d. Some Probnbilltlea. But following in the Une of proba? bllitles. certaln names by dlnt of the relteration ln connection wlth. Cablnet vacancles, wlthout developing denlals, liave come to be regarded as fcaslble. Such. for lnstance. is that of George W. Wlckersham, tho New York law pnrtner of Henry Taft, the Presldent elcct's brother. He has been conalst crtly mentioned ln conneotlon with the attorney-generalshlp. But lt should bo remembered that Senator Knox ls a potent influence wlth the Presldent olect, and that he has tho hlghest re? gard for the abllltles of sollcltor-Gen eial Hoyt, wlth whom he was on inti mate relatlons during hls own occu pancy of the offlco of Attornoy-Goneral. 8.m.$ement-L At the Jefferson Hotel SATURDAY,-JTANUAItY 10TH, - 8i30 P. M. (by permlsslon) A Dramatic Reading BY CHARLOTTB COJfDITT, ot the Popular Play, The Servant in the House Now in'the second year of its phe nomenal New York run, Tickets on sale, beglnnlng Tuesday, Joftorson Hotel and all the leading druggists. BIJOU?All Week Mutln.ea Tueaday. Thuraday. Saturday Charles 13. Blaney Prwenta XOUJ.G _jmr-\-?_0, Tho King of the Wlld Weat, in The Sheriff of Angel Gulch B-cept_Iou Matlneeu, Thursday sna. Saturday, ?A-fAttJ.MY, nUBAY' .-J.O~SATDBDAV, Matinee Saturday^ MR. WRU.HT LQIUMER, In ? "THE S11EPHI.KD KING." l'u.-. s: Matinee, S.o to $1; Nlght, :5c. to Jl._0, AOADEMV," TlIVrRHDAvr MATINEE AND Nt-HIT. IH'STK.It II1IOWN, WITH MASTlSTt RHBD AS "BUSTISB." Academy, JUonilny, ' Bam 13. Hork's Productlon, "COMIJ/ll TlinOUGH TUH ..YE," Wlth Tom Wators, Prices, 25o to .l.l>0. Ilwir a brunch in tho clty. Governor Swanson wlll hc Irtvllcd <? attenel tho meotlng und dellver an ad elross. Tho Oovernor sfaloel somo tltm ago tliat ho would attend It hc had tn other engftgement. Ksiele-s to llnve* llnueiiirt. Tho Pster/STburg Aerle of l-lat^lcn aboiTt forty strong, wlll pay the Man chester Aerlo a vlslt Wodnosday nlglir and wlll be entertained at a ban.ue at tho Lafayetto House by the ioca lodge. Tlio two aerlns wlll meet n tho lodgo rooms, and after a soela sesslon wlll adjourn to tho banciue hall, c.'overs wlll bo lald for a large number, Stindny N-hnul Asseieladou Mects. TltO regular niefltlng of the Baptls b'unelay School Association of Ilich mond aml Manchester was held yes? terday afternoon ut fltockton Strce' Baptlst Church. Tho Bev. T. B. Ray l). D., was presont, and adelressod the ass1.clat.on. Tho report of Sunduj school Institute was dlscussed by tht members. ' Smlth ln Jnll. Harvey Smlth, of Swansboro, tht young whlte man., who was arrcstc. recently oh"* the charge of ubduc'tlng Nettle Tityior, formerly of Swansboro but at present Uvlng Jn Newport News has been unable to seoure ball, und I. sllll In tlio Manchester Jail. Smlth says he Is Innocent of the charge, Thr case will probably come to trlal ln ? few days. I'crnonnl? nntl Brlcf... Sk/r. 13. Burton, who has been On a buslness trlp to New York and Boston for the past few elays, has returned home. Mrs. Mollle G. Turpln contlnues qulte 111 at her nome on Porter Street. Mrs. Albert Mnyo, ot Petersburg, Is the guest of her slster, Mrs. T. A. Atwell, on Porter Street. Mlss Emma Wakefield is quite sick at tho home of her parents. Master W. Gray Garnett, who han been sick for several days. ls able to be out of tho house now. Mlss Marion Fitzgerald entertained a number of her frlends at her fiome, on Bainbrldga Street. Friday nlght at a fancy dress party. The Manchester Lodge of Elks wlll meet to-nlght. when nti appllcant from Richmond wlll be inltiatod. Mr. C. L Pettlt still contlnues 111 at hls home, on East Twelfth Stroet. Rooky Ridgo Councll, Jr. O. U. A. MV, wlll meet to-nlght at Fraternal Hall. Mr. James Lyle, of Chosterfleld coun? ty. was a vlsltor to the clty yesterday. The fact belng conceded that the Pacific coast ls to be represented In the new Cablnet causes great welght to be glven to" the euggestlon that Rlchard A. Balllnger ls to be the lucky man. and hls name han been connected wlth the secretaryshlp of the Interlor, though it is well knoivn that the Pa? clflc Voast people would much prefer that the naval portfolio come to thelr sectlon because of thelr Important navy-yard interests. Wlthout Regard to Relig-ton. Because of tho feellng that there should be a Jow in tho Cabinet, friends of Secretary Straus are hopeful of hls retentlon as Secretary of Commorce and Labor, and they point to hls record of accomplishnients. But the Presldent-elect is understood to have sald that ties dld not propose to have regard to any man's religlon or croed in constructing hls Cablnet. but rather to tho buslness ablllty of a man. That statement has gone far toward strengthenlng the candldacy of Charles Nagel, of St. fc.ouis,_ for tho secretary? shlp of commerce snd labor. Polltlcal conslderatlons aro strongly urged ln hla case, It belng asserted that such an appolntment would go far towartls landing Mlssouri safely in the colunin of Republlcan States hereafter. The discovery that Secretary Wllson had already succeedeel in establlshtng r record for longeylty of servieo as a Cablnet ofllcor has weakened what ap peared to be the strong hold he had upon hia present posltion. Gifforei Plnchot, the chlef foroster. ia the only person whose name has been proml-? nently mentioned in connection wlth the Department of Agrlculture 'port? folio in the event that Secretary Wllson ls to leave. But thls recent discovery will doubtless have tha effect of brlng lng forth other candldates. Wrlght SciMiis Certalnty. Havlng been selected a3 Secretary of War when Wllllam IT, Taft was the ccrtain cholce of tho people as Pre.I dent, aud consequently prestimably by hls advlco, General Luke E. Wrlght se_*ems almost certaln to retatn hls posl? tion li), the new Cablnet, though lt is understood that hls lncumbency wlll not bo long. Postmaster-Gencral Meyer would very much llke to bo Proslelent Taft's Secretary ot the Treasury, but tho frlends of former Governor Herrlck, of Ohio, have presentod his claims with such ablityy as to make him a formid able candidato fcr that posltion. Should he prevall, it would not bo surprlslng if Mr. Mayor were asked to accept tho naval portfolio, whlch. indeed. would be gratlfylng to hls natlve State by reason of tho exlslence of '.ho navy yard at Boston. Other names advanced in ejonnection with the treasury are thoso of James B. Forgan, one of tho great financial banking agents ot Chlcago; John J. Mltchell, of tho samo clty, another well-known figure tn tho flnanclal world, and John W. Barr, president of a blg trust company ln Loulsvllle. Reprcsentatlon of tho South Ia one of tha polnts belng made ln favor of the latter. LEAVES WASHINGTON Chlna'a Special AnihoHnador Goes to See Prlends ln New ..uglnuil. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 10. Tang Shao VI, the special Chlneso am? bassador to tho Unlted States, whose spoclal mlsslon ln Washlngton was cut short on orders from Peklng. left here to-day, unaccompanled, for SprThglleUl, Mass., where he la to vlslt some frlends of hls earlier days whou ho at? tended school in thls country. Later ho wlll go to Hartford, Coiin,, aud thonco to New York, wheuco he salls on the 10th Instant tor homo by way of Europe. Wu Tlug Fang, tho Chlnese mlnister, spd offlolala of tho special embassy were at the staUoij to see hlm off. Durlng tha woek Prince Tsal Fu. honorat'y secretary, und Cluing Mun Vow, the secretary, aud n dozen othor uttachos wlll jolu Tuug ln New Vork aiul sail wlth hlm to lOuropo. Tho twenty studenta whloh Mr. Tang Drought wlth him have boon lociited lu vavious American oducattojiui In.tltu tlons throughout tho country. On rouehlng London the amba,6_ador wlll be mot by Interpreters, who wlll tirlng wlth thom letters uecradltlpg tin* uubussador to tha government^ eit' France, Germany, Italy, Russia au-.l sther countrles ho is to vlslt. Tang's onforcert retlrement whilo In Washlngton becauso oC tlie ono liuu Ired dayB of mournlng dlrectecl by t'lia .hlneso court following the doatha of ti.a Kmnni'ui' and Empress DownKer, 'waa a grent rilsn.ppolnttti.nt lo hlm. Thls kopt hlm from social activity and from attenrllng publlc functlons, where [ ho coulel have had an opportunity lo ?wplnlt more fully tho dcslro of Ihe 1 Clilnese for thn nultivstlon of cloaer j i?'?liitlems between China nnd the Unltjd .Slatcp. I Thnro ln u. posnlblllty that the down ' .fnll of .Vuan Shl Kal may Interfero i in the propositlon to ralso tho dlplo } mallc rank or tho mlssluns In tho I Unlted States und China to tliat of em | bassluH. China had oxprewsed thn ap ] preelntlon of the Informal ntigg-stinn I e*>f tho Unlted States that the rank be j atlvanred. whlch wns consldered as tantftmoUnt to ngrccing to the pro posal. \e> Clmnge P__.pcc.eil. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 10.? Ofllcials of tho Chlneso special e.-mbassy remalnlng ln Washlngton say that thoy have no rcn*on to bcllove that the altered pollllcnl conelltions at liome wlll result ln nny changr> In tlio plan to utlllzo tho greater pnrt of iho $13, 000,000 Chlnese Boxor lndemnlty re initteel by tho Unlted States as an act of frlendshlp for the purpose of edu catlng Chlnese youth In thls country. By A. J. Chewnlug Company, Bcal Estate Atictloneers. TRUSTEE'S AUCTION SAI.K 01'' AN ATTUACTIVK DETACHED DWELLING. No. 1109 W. Leigh Street By vlrtue "f a i-eitaln ele_oel of trust. dated May J, 1006, of rocord in the e-lerk's offlce of Hlchmond Chancery Court In D. 13. 1_S C, page 503. default havlng been made ln the payment of a. debt thereby secured, aiul belng ro -.nlred by the bcueflclarv so to do. I wlll 3cll by auctlon, upon tho pre? mises, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909, at 4.-0 o'clock P. M? the property men? tioned ebove. The lot hns a front of 32 feot 8 inches by a depth of 105 feet to an alley; the dwelllng ls compara tlvcly new, with all modern conven? iences, porcelaln bath tub, etc. TERMS: Cash sufflclent to defray ex? penses of ..Rle and to dlschargo the elebt of $1,500, wlth Interest from May I, 190S; balance at one and two years for notos, interest added, and socurei by deed of,trust upon the proporty, or all cash at the option of the purchaser. A. J. CHEWN1NG, Trustee. Immedlately after the above sale we will sell a choico lot on the same souaro, fronting 28 feot by a depth of 105 feet to an alley, and upon reason? able torms. A. J. CTIEWNING COMPANT, Auctloneers. TRUSTEE'S AUCTION SALE OP VAL? UABLE FARM LAND NEAR CLARE? MONT, 3URRY COUNTY. YA. By vlrtue of a certaln deed of trust. dated October 14, 1003, of record In the clerk's office of the Clrcuit Court of Surry county, Va, in D. B. 1, page 397, default havinsr beam mn-le ln the payment of the debt therebv secured, and belng requlred by the beneflclary so to do. I wlll sell, at* public auctlon, upon the premises, on SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1909, at 1 o'clock P. M? that certaln tract of land. wlth the Improvements there on. situate In Surry county, Va., con? talnlng 193 acres, more or less, sublect to *he rlghts of the Claremont Lumber and Box Company, Claremont, Va., in and to eertain tlmber on sald land, by vlrtue of a certaln contrac. between. sald company and Gllbert Wooden. dated- August _S, 1906. TERMS: Cash. sufflclent to defray the expense of sale and to dlscharg* the amount of $840.21 wlth Interest from December 11, 1008; balance in two equal Instalments at one and two years wlth Interest, and secured by deed of trust upon tlio property, or all cash, at the option of tho purchaser. J. C. ROBERTSON. Trustee. WANTED. ON LEASE, WITH PRIVILEGE OF PURCHASE, WTED, ON LEAi IVILEGB OF T Tract of Land 3,000. acres or more ln eastern part of Virginia, preferably between the Jamos and York Rivers, sultable for raising cattle. Must have fresh runnlng wa? ter. State location of tract, numbor of acres and terms of lease and purchase, The cheapest land only will be consld? ered. XV. WILSON WHITE, 1129 Calvert Building, Batlmore, Md. Merchants and Miners Transportation Co, Norfolk to Boston, Mass., and Providenee, It. I. Steamera loavo Norfolk for Bostoa Sun., Tue. and Frl.: for Provld.nce Mon., Tliui. aml Kat. ut tl P. M. Paaseng-ers and frelght taleen for ull Now England polnts. Tickets on Biile at oftices C. & O. Ry.. N. &. XV. Ry., S. II. Howiniiu, S0S _.'. Muln, aiid Rlch. Trons. Co., S09 V. Maln, ALL YEAR TOURS A combination of water and rail routes Southern Pacific Steamships ELEGANT AC'COMMODATlONS. New York to New Orleans Rail lines through South and Middle Weat. B. B. BARBKR, Agent. 29 Weat Baltlmoro Stroot. Baltlmore. E=3 The WINTER in ITALY&EGYPT I* _u more -n'oj.bl- II rou _. ?bra?. by Ihe Famous Steiraen ot the White Star Une *??? _pirnBi_n iee__i_j__ luuast- -_-_-ll_-Kl-_. Ou. .1,-0. lu. Sails February 20th Vla Azores, Madelra, Glbraltar Also alternatc sgiltngs From NEW YORK <* BOSTON by Republlc (tJ,_<-o tons) Canoplc (u.ioo ton* Cretlc (u.ja. tons) ?oinaaic (u,?oo toa. [71 j Full pttrtlcttltrt promptly furniikti ly [jl UU_.white stak unjb IU. PJrHI Office 9, Bioadway, N. Y. j=m __^^_jmuw5_!_^ ^ Southern Railway. TRAINS LBAVfl RICHMOND, N. B.?Following j.heduta ngt_.__ pub llslted only an informntlon and nre not gunrantecrl: r.:20 A. M.?Dallj ?Local for Charlott-. 11:00 A. M.?tmlty?Llmlt.d?Buffet Bioll-r to Atlanta and BlrmliiKham, New Orleana, Meniphls. t.'hattnnoogn, and ull tho Soutli. Through coach for c'hasa Clty, Oxford, niirimm. 0:00 P. M.? !?__. .Sunday?Keysville Loeal. l.MO A. M.?Dally?Mmft-tl Pullman rea-Jy 9:30 P. M. for all tha Soutli, TORk RIVER LINE. 4:30 P. M.?Ex. Stindsy?To West I'olnt? conneetlng for Baltlmoro Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 2:15 P. _.r.?Monday, Wodnrsday and Fri? day?Local to w.at Polnt. 4:30 A. M.?Ex. Sundny?Local to West Polnt. , TRAINS ARRIVE RICHMONU. From tho South: 7:00 A. M? 0:30 t\ M? dally (Express). 3:40 A, M? Ex, Sunday, 4:10 P. M? dally (Lcs.al-. From West Polnt: 9:20 A, M? dallv. 10:1.1 A. M., WeJ, and Trl.; 3:15 P. M., Ex. Hiiiiilny. , S. E. BURGESS, D. P. A? _020 E. i.lal:i Sr. Pljone 4.i3. - Rictoon^Freflericbli^ & PotomacR. R SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JAN. 4,1909. rO AND FROM WASHINGTON ANO BEYOND. I.oave Itlchmond I *.._0A._L ! V..40A.JJ. it. 11.68 A..H. lf 7.23 A.M. ! <_.40A.._. 'tl_.0IP._t. ! f 4.001.11. I H.l-P.MJ *?_.!? P.M. ! -"8.20 P.M. Byrd Nt. Sta. Maln .*... _ta. BjrdSt.Sta. Maln 8t.HU. Hyrd Ht.Sti. Kyrd St. Sta. Rjr? Ht. Sta. KIM Statlon. Maln Nl. NU. B.r. St, Hta. Arrlve I.lohmon-1 *:_5?A.M. 4_._8 A.M. .11.05 A.M. *18.1S P.M. .2.45 P.M. '7.111 V.S. *I).IM. P.M. J._._M> P.M. ?10.4SP.M. 1H1.33P.M, Brr-St.Sla Bvr.St.Sta 1,'IbaStatle.r HsioRt.Sta. Bjr_Sfc,H.a HjrdNt.Sta. iirrast.su. Maln Mt. Sta. Maln ?t.Sta. igrri st.sta. | ASHLAND ACCOMM00ATIONS-WEEKDAYS. T,?a. e Elba Statlon-7.4.. I.M., 1 .<,", P.M., 8.30 P.M Ar_tT0>:ib?8tatioa-..40A.M.,l(M0A.i..,S.40PM ( *Dally. t Weekdays. JSnndaya only. TDally except Monday. All tralna to or from Byrd > Street Statioa stop at Elba. Time of arrlval? and departurea not guaranteed. Readtbeaigaa. JAII Pullman cart, no loeal stops. Atlantic Coast Line EFFECTIVE JANVAItT 3, 1S0-. ' TRAINS LEAVE RICHMOND DAILT. For Florida and South: 8:15 A. M. and 7:25 P. M? ?11:33 P. M. For Norfolk: J:00 A. M., 3:00 P. M. and 6:00 P. M. For N. A W. By? Weat: 9:00 A, M? 13:19 and 9:10 P. M. For Peteraburg: 9:00 A. M.. 13:10, 3:00. ?3:10 P. M? ?:00 P. M? 9:1? P. M? T:!B ?nd 11:30 P. _,.. ForOoIdiboro and Fayettevll.e: ?JCIIl'.l., Tralns arrlved Richmond dally. 5:10, ???0:43. 7:00 A. M? ?8:35. 11:45 A. M.. ??10:45 A. ?_.: ?1:S0 P. M.. 3:05. 8:50, 8:09 and 8:15 P. M. ?Except Sunday. ??? Except Monday, ?? Sunday only. Tlme ot arrlval and departurea and con? nection- not rafcranteed. _C. g. CA_.PB_.I_I,. P. F. A. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 9:00 A. fFaat dally tralna to Old Polnt, 4:00 P. \Kewpojrt News and Norfolk. 7:40 A.?Dally. Local to Newport News. B'OO P.?Dally. Local to Old Polnt. 3:00 P./Dnily. LOulsvllle, Clncinnatl, Chi 11:00 P. \cago and St. Loula Pullmtne. 8:50 A.-?Dally. Ch'vllle, ?__._. Sun. C. Forg-a, 5:15 P.?Week days. Loca.1 to G'vil.e. 10:00 A.?Daily. L'burg-. I_ex., C. Forge. 5:15 P.?Week days. To Lynchburg. TRAINS'ARRIVE RICHMOND. ? Local from East?3:45 A. M., 8:15 P. M. Through from Eaat?11:45 A. M? 7 P. M_ I/ocal from West?'S-.SO A. M? 7:45 P. M, Through?7:30 A. M. and 3:45 P. M. James River Line??3:35 A. M? 6:50 P. M< ? Dally except Sunday. Seaboard Air Line Railway : S. Daviaa Warflrld. It. Lancaster \fllliam?, and E. C Dnaean, Recelvers. 8CUTHBQUND TRAINS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE RICHMOND DAILT. 9:10 A. M.?Local to Norllna. Ralelgh, Charlotte, WJlmtngton. 13:25 P. M.?Sleop evs and coachea, Atlsnta, Savannah. Jaclc borvlllo and Florida polnts. 9:S3 P. M.? Florida. Limlted. 10:55 P. M.?Sleepers and coaches Savannah. Jacksonvllle, Atlanta, Birmlngham and Memphla. NORTHBOUND TRAINS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE RICHMOND DAILY. 5:30 A. il., 7:18 A. M? 5:05 P. M? 6:43 P. M._H. S. LBARD. D. P. A. Richmond and Petersburg Electric Railway Cars leave Manchester, Sevonth and Perry Streets, for Petersburg: ?0, 7, 8, ?-. 10. II. *13 P. M? 1. 3. ?3, 4. 6, ??5:15, '6. 7, 8. *?. 10 P. M. 11 P, M. for Chester; 12 mldnight for Pe.-tersbursr. Cars leave Peteraburg, foot Syeamore Street, for Manchester: 8:35, "7:15. ?7:35, 8:35, 9:35, 'lO^S. 11:'_5 A. M., 12:35. ?1:35, 2:35, 3:35, ?4:S6, 5:35. 6:35. '7:35, 8:35, 9:35, *10:10, 11:40 P. M. ? Carrlos baggage and exprcss. ** Limlted, except Sundays. and holiday?. All cars from Peteraburg / coune.t with enrs for Richmond. Norfolk & Western Railway ONLT ALL hXIL LINE TO NORFOLK. Schedule' ln Effect October 18, 1908, Leavo Byrd Street Statlon, Richmond. Dally: FOR NORFOLK: 8:00 A. M.. 3:00 P. M. and 6:00 P. M. FOR LTNCHBURO AND THE WEST: 9:00 A. M.. 13:10 P. M.. 9:10 P. M. Arrlve Richmond: From Nor? folk. 11:45 A. M? 6:50 P. M. From th. .Vest: 6:55 A. M.. 2:05 P. ___.; 8:15 P. ir. Pullman Parlor and Sleeplng Car*. Cat? Dii.lng Cars. XV. B. BEVILL. C. II. BOSLEV, Gen. Pass. Agent. Dlstrlct Pass. Agent. R_cif_-I<5_?I> AND CirESAPEAKE-BA Y RAILWAY CO.?Summer schedule of elec? tric tralns to anel from Ashland. atopplnt. a: lutcrmediai. statlons upon sijiial.?Le.--(_ Richmond (Broad and I^ure! Sta.): 6:0:>, 7:10, 8:10, 9:10. '10:10, lt:10 A. M.: M2:10. 1:10, 2:10. 3:10. 4:10, 5:10. 6:10. 7:10. 3:lu. _:10. ?t0:10, 11:45 P. M. Lv. Ashland: 5:55. 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, ?11:00 A. M? 12:00 M? ?1:00, 2:00, 3:00. 4:00, S:00. 6:00, 7:0'., 8:00. 9:00. 'lO^O. ??10:30. 'lUOO P. M. ? Saturdays and Sundays only . ?? Daily except Saturdays and Sundays.'_ o dtcamboatj.. LD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. NIOI1T tiNB FOR NORFOLK. Leavo Richmond every evening (foot Aslt Street) at 7 P. M? stopplng at Nen'pwvt Nflws en routo. Fare, J2.00 oue way; $1.0-, round trlp, Includlng stateroom berth: nients. 50 cents, Street cars to steamer'. wharf. FOR NE.V VORK Via Nlght Llnc i .amers (except Saturday*. making contioctlon In Norfolk wlth Main l.lne h'hlp following day ut 7 P. M.: also Norfolk and Western Ry. ?t 9 P, M. nc.l 3 V M? and t'^Uesapeuko and Ohio Ry. al 9 A. il. and 4 1?. M? making eoiiiioctlon dallv (o.voeiit Sunday), at Norfolk wlth Jlaln t.lno SWp salllng at 7 P. M. Ticketa at O. D. T.lno Offlco, 803 H. ilaln f-treet. Rlclunonel Transfer Co? S09 B. Maln Street; Tho Jef feisoii. Murphy's Hotel, _ Virginia Navigation Company JAMES RIVER DAY I.'INE. STEAMER MOBJACK LEAVES PRO.M OL,D DOMINION WHARF MONDAV. WED? NESDAY aud FRIDAY at 7 A. M. for Nor follt. Portaiuouth. Old Polnt, Newport No * .-*. Clar.mont aml Jumes Rlvor landtngt, coo*> ncctlng at Olei Polnt tor Washlngton, Bal tln.oro aud tho North. Eleutrlu cara dlrect t_ tho wharf. Tlckota on -at- at RIcUuioii.l Transfer Co? S09 Eust Maln Stre.t: SOX l.a^t Malt' Stroet. or on wliarf or stesruer. Vum t.i Norfollc. ono way, jl.23. Round trlp, K.&O; ?econU-clasa, 91.00. Meals, 50 centa, Frelght roceivod tor above-natne. place?a aiul all polnts lu Eajt-.rr. \'lrgluia, Kartlj Carolina aiul tlio East,_ Clyde Steamship Company PIULADE-.PIU.. RICHMOND AND NORFOLK LINE. Frelght recelved and dellvered dally at L". ,. O, Ry, Oo.'- '.eiiot. Soveutceiith n,,i Broad Streets. il. K. woodfin. Comroor? ..lal Agent, i.'lyde l.lne Wharf. Phon. 310. The Valentine Museum KLEVFlNnt AND OLAT STRERT3 Open dally from 10 A, M. to 5 P. M, Ad. j_Ij_Ic-n, i- -outs. t'lc. uii Hatui.l-,).