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Fire Breaks Out on Top Floor of Unfinished Building. NEIGHBORS MAKE GALLANT FIGHT Chemical Apparatus and Bucket Brigades Beat Back Flames Inch by Inch?May Delay Opening of Handsome New C1 u b house. I But for Tho hcrolc efforts of work m.n on tho ,placo and people llvlng nearby, tho Country Club, whlcli is nearing eomplctlon at n cost of $75,000. ?would. in all probabillty, havo beon' completelj. destroyed by flre last nlght. Damage, through thc carclcssness of ? come ismokcr, was Jnflletcd to the extent of about $1,500. The flre orlginated In ono of Ihe hodrooms on tho top floor, and when flrst observed by S. 11. Banks. a palnter who Is working on thc bullding, the ' whole placo secmod to bo on flre. Flames and smoke wcrc Issulng from the wlndows, and sparks wore falling on tho outsldc, I threatenlng evory moment to Ignlte the lower por? tlon of the clubhouse. Mr. Banks called to Special County Constablo Bendall, and rushed Into the building. and both mon fought their way upstalrs. J. T. Carstbn, manager of Westhampton grounds, who keeps guard over tho bullding every Sunday, nlso saw tho blazo from his house near? by, and ran across, shouting tho alarm hs hc ran. Within a few minutes near? ly overy rcsldent in Westhampton had heard the call and had answered tho alarm. Bnrket Brlgndc Formed. Fortunately the SOO-gallon tank, which is stationed now just outside of tho clubhouse, at thc front entrance, was full, and an unbroken bucket brl sadc was formed. While one stood at thc top of the tank, others had formed on thc latlder below him. and tn a solid llne through tho building up to tho burnlnK floor. Others got water from the splgot at ihe bottom of the tank and lt required only a few seconds to pa.s a bucket from thc tank to whero l thc fire was raglng. Robert H. Talley Ilugh Dabney, Cunntnghatn Hall andl Frank Powcrs. who live around about the Country Club. look part ln tho s-trugglo and worked wlth mlght nnd j main to check the flames. Though bc? ing passed with tho greatest rapldltv, thc water seemed to have little effect. and hand chemical apparatus was brought by Mr. Talley ond Mr. Dab? ney. Holdlng their coats over thelr licads. they fought tholr way to a van tage point and dlrcctod the stream into the mldst of the flre. What the water had apparently failed to do. the chem? ical apparatus aceomplished. nnd after an hour of hard work the last vestlge of flame had dled out and thc smoke in had subpided. But two hours after thelr! walls wore stlll hot, and the grounds Pr manager remained ln thc bullding to ls see that no further dangor should L_ threaten. I ?! Conflncd to Top Floor. Though thc flre was contined to the top floor, several of the bedrooms were completely rulned and wlll have to be . rcbuilt. Much water soaked through the ceiling. and it is probable that a largo square of piamorlng wlll have to he replaced. T.'ie hnrdest moment camo when the flre had crcpt beneath the floor, and it was thero ihat Mr. Dabney and Mr. Talley brought their chomlcal holdcrs Into good play. Nearly all the water in Lhe tank was used, and Mr. Talley then attempted to get water from hls 1,000-gallon tank. But the hose was not long enough, falling short about fifty yards. Had the flre gained greater headway before being discovered it is doubtful it the building would have been saved. As it is, completion, which had been < promised by April 1, will probably be I th< delayed. Hcreafter no smoking will ' be allowed inside the building. Ald Summoned from Illchmond. Help was summoned from the Rich? mond Fire'Department, and though the clubhouse Is four or flve niilcs from tho city, a chemical wagon. in charga of Captain Lawn-nce, was dlspatched frorn No. 12 Englne House. al Strawberry and Cary Streets. The horses wcrc put on the run, but tho fire had been extln KuiBhod before their arrival. Great gratitudo was expressed, however, for the willlngness with which the Flre Department answered the call for help. Thero were several hundred vlsitors at tho clubhouse yesterday afternoon. and lt ls supposed that one of thom dropped a cigarctte or cigar stump in a pile of shavings. The flre had evi dently smolderc-d for some tlmo be ' foro lt blay.ed out and became visible to people on the outsldc. Mr. Carston had been through tho building in tlie afternoon. and thero were then no traces of fire. It was flrst .seen at r 8:25 o'clock, and was extlngutshed in about an hour. Many of tho flamo fighters wero drenched beforo tho Bituatlon was saved, and all were moro or less choked with smoke and tho fumea ot thc chcmlcals. Before the fire had hardly died out the grounds manager had dlnpatched nn order for half a dozen hand choml? cal pieces. Thc- .lUiloinE had nol beon turned over to thc club by ihe coritractlng flrm?Myers & Turpln, of Norfolk?but ls sald to have been fuily insured. .lolm T. Wilnoii J.oweM I)lilili-r. I John T. Wllson & Company, contrac? tors, havo been awarded tho contract for a flve-story oiflco building- to bo ercctod in Danville for L .Herman. The lowest hid waH ?7_!.ono. and the other l,ld.. wem .7!',r.00; _!?_:,1)00, $.77,976 ,173,2(10 and $72,-87. be ol of H. gr'i Ba jd: Ua Cu Ho ] pei J. Bo off) Ld Ad to Th da: Cil gri [ Chnrurd With AmmuiIi. Wllllam AndeiBon (colon-dt -wan ar? rested yesterday for allegcd ahHaull on Itlchard Dlckcr.soti. Llly l'ayne (colorjid) was arrested .'on a ^hargc of nssnultlng Wlllio JHalchett. Mr. ErtliUHitl* At SI. s.ukeV. A, C. Kdmonds, o,f Dnnvlile. Is et Ht. Iiuke'i, Hospltal for a few days under* Igoluur treatment. Noted Mtntster Holdtng Revwal KEV. CURTIS I.EE LAWS, D. D. Bev. Curtis Lee Laws. D. D., of New ork, will conduct revival services is week at the Grace Street Baptlst nirch. The meetings last week were -II attended, and at two services yes. rday the house was flllcd to its ca city. Dr. Laws ls ono of tho most cmlnent Baptlst ministcrs ln the East, i.nu the effect of hls preachlng here ha.- been to call forth a wldesprcad interest. Dr. Laws wlll conduct ser? vlces each afternoon and nlght durlng this week. Hls subject for to-nlght ls "ritching tho Tcnt Toward Sodom; or. The Tohoggan Slide to Doom." CHARGES FRIDAY rirginia Polytechnic Institute Mects at Biacksburg to Make Investigatlon. For tho purpose of Inveatigatinsr th barges brought agalnst Dr. Paul X. Jarrlngcr. president of tlio Yiririni. 'olytechnic Institute. the board o ?isitor* of that school will meet a he college at Biacksburg on Frldai lext at noon. Tho length of thi nvestlgatlon is, of course, a matter o onjeclure. Tho cliarges were brought by Law enee Prjddy, of Now York, chairmar f the welfaro committee of the Gen -al Alumni Association. They were -csented at a meeting held ln Rlch ond somo weeks ago, and Dr. Bar ngcr was given until March 25 to epare his answer. Testlmony wlll, lt understood, he taken on both sides The detaiis of tho charges have beon lnted several tlmes. That thc board nslders them serious if proven ls Ul understood, and it was stated at every opportunity would bo glven demonstrate or dlsprovo them. Much interest ls being taken In the itter, not only by thc ofllclals mem rs of the board. but by all frlends the college and alumni In all parts the country. rhe board is composed as follows M. Smith, Richmond; .1. S Mu's ave, Pinopolis; Peyton F. St." Clalr no; Charles G. Klzer, Norfolk: I_. E. hnson, Roanoko; R. J. Noel, East dford; Deslie D. Klinc, Vanclusc; J. llin Carrington, Charlotto Courl pUSO. :n addltlon, J. D. Eggleston. Jr.. Su rintendent of Publlc lnstructlon. and M. .Barker, president of tho State ard of Agriculture, are members ex clo. ? ?Jones?-Carter. __rds have been issued announcinu ; apprbachlng marriage of Miss lth Margaret, daughter of Mrs. ella D. Carter, of Lake City, S. C. Dr'. J. Frasla Jones, of this clty. c ceremony will take placo on Tues y. Aprii 5. at S:30 P. M., in thc Lake y Baptlst Church. The bride and oom will be at home after April at 6 East Grace Street. Intcrne ut Itrtrent Ri-tt ipnii. 3r. J. A. Boldridge has rcsigncd as in-terno at the Retreat for the :k, and wlll commence thc prac o of medicine ln Culpeper countv. ?. Boldridge ls a graduato of tlie .-dlcal College of Virginia. HOME OF COUNTRY CLUB OF VIRGINIA ENDANGERED By FIRE Widely Known Amazon Leaves Jail in Time for Nuptials. Offerlng repentance and wlth a plea on her lips for forglveness for the sins ot omlsslon and commlsslon whlch have made her notorlous slnce almost tho days of her childhood, Martha Afin Taylor, alias Bunk Stokes, lnformed offiix. of tho Flrst Pollco Statlon several nlghts ago that sho was to be marrled to-day, and that Ehe would mend her wnys. That same night Bunk got into a fight wlth one of her Ama zoniau onemiea and llcked her to a flnlsh. She was arrested, and Saturday morning was flned in Police Court. It was thought at llrst that tho wedding would have to bo postponed. But the houso has been swept and gar nlshod for the brldegroom's comlng, and. if all goes well, Bunk wlll bo a married woman to-day. Tho man of her cholce is AVilllam Whlte, who haa but recently comploted a short stay ln the house over tlie hill. During that season of irieditatlbn BIIl's heart yearn ed for Uunlt, and Bunk dld not for get her Blll, except when she was lust ily wading through her enemles. Por Bunk bears the well-won reputation of belng a good flghter, and she is tho hen of tho walk in her community. Sho has probably "rollod" more people than any other person in the olty, and for some of her crlmes she has served two terms with the lato Captain Morgan. ?She has been ln tho lean-to on the Shockoe more times thaji she can re? member, and sho has been the moat devoted and constant friend of Justlco Crutchfleld that he ever had. Hers haa for many years been a famlllar face in Police Court. A snlffer and seller of coke, she has glven the police much trouble. But now she repents of her manlfold slns, and has promlsed to for sake the pleasant road to perdition for the straight and narrQw path. So with a penltent heart and a prayer that her good resolutlons" may not leave her, Bunk wlll swear to-day to live, honor and obey Blll Whlte untll death do them part. In thla prayer the pollco joln her, and wish her luck, prosperity and long Ufe. ? 0F tITIES SEEMS ASSURED Consolidation Club of Manchester Claims to Have Majority of Voters En rolled. RUMORS OFCONTESTS HEARD j Almost Every Citizen XTo\v Allicd to One Faction or tlie Other. [ Forces for and agalnst consolidatlon are llnlng up In Manchester for tho last round of thc llght, which, when tho whistlc blows on tho nlght of Aprll _, wlll elther mako Richmond 'nnd. Manchester one city, or postponc indeflnltcly the thlrd effort for an? nexation, Though up to thls tlme tho contest has beon onc-sldcd and nll ln favor of thc annexation people, they aro not restlng on thelr oars. and wlll keep up thelr aggresslvc tactlcs until lt ts nll over. On thc other hand. the "ahtls." dcsplto thc fact that thus far they have beon playing nn uphlll and loslng game. hnve' by nc mcans glven up, and declare that every point wlll bo contcsted untll thc mattor is de? clded for all tlme. Meetings -will bo held almost nlghtly up to the tlme tho polls are closed. ItmiKirn of ConleM. Although there was no contest be? fore Judge Chrlstlan, of Lynchburg. who sat In the Corporatlon Court In place of Judge Wells, and announced the electlon day tor Aprll ., lt wos ru mored ln Manchester yestorday that the opposition, through ltR attorneys, wouli] flle ln the Corporatlon Court to dny exceptlons to thc order to be heard before Judge Wells. Llttle crcdence la glven to thls, how? ever. an it Is held thnt Inasmuch as Judge Wells wns not cllglble to set tho date of thc electlon, It would certainly be improper for hlm to hear any com? plaints. Then. too. after passlntr both branches of the Manchester Council, and nfter havlng been signed hy Mayor Mnurf-O, the ordlnance lay on the tn ble for flve days to allow tlme for printlng and the prcparatlon of any contest that mlght be made. At the end of that tlme Judge Chrlstlan sat In the court for thc purpose of hearlng objeetlons, but none was raised. ln the fnce of anything that may he sald to-day, there are the oplnlons of Clty Attorney Pollard, of Richmond. and Clty Attorney Ooodwyn, of Manchester. to the effect that the ordlnance and procedure have been accordlng to law. Wln In Each Wnrd. From the very time that the ordl? nance was certlfled to thc city of Man chester, the Consolidatlon Club, or? ganlzed about that tlme, has been hold? lng- meetings and enrolllng members n the most syatomatlc way. Thc slt? uatlon now, barrlng legal technlcall :ies which aro not expected, i? that lt Is all over but the celebratlon. Ac :ordlng to data gathered by men ap? pointed for the purpose, there are In ihe clty of Manchester about "80 vot? ers quallfied to east thelr ballots in thls electlon. Of theso moro than 400 have become tiembers of the club. the membershlp requiremonts of which are that each nan not only vote ln favor of annex itlon, but use hls lnfluence. Stop iJng at thls point, thereforo, It Is as tured that thero will be ,a safe major ty. It cannot bo expected that tho en tre vote of the" city wlll turn out on dectlon day, even if the opposition has >een as active as the annexation peo- ^ de. It ls known that thero are yet"' luite a number of quallfied voters who ire on tho fence. Some of them wlll all to ono sido or the other, and the est wlll keep away from tho polls. Splendid Orgranlzotlon. The Consolidatlon Club has gone Into he flght wlth a splendid organlzation, aking the clty by wards and counting he voters. with the result that more han 103 havo been pledged ln each vard. True. the anti-annexatlon fac lon has a followlng which is strong ln wlll,. lf not in numbers. It has held un.erous meetings, some secret and ome open, at which influential men iave expressed their views. Thelr nethods have been dlfferent, however, he gatherlngs havlng been more ln he nature of mass meetings. So far 8 is known, only one or two ward neetlngs havo beon held, and If they avo obtained an accurate poll of thelr ?oters, the mothod of doing so has een kept from tho public. It is said hat several antl-onnexation people avo openly stated that-they would be efeated at the polls', but that they rould" flght to the ond. Evon lf exceptions are flled before udge Wells to-day. it is not expected hat thls nctlon will cause any. delay, s the electlon has been offlclally an ouncod for Aprll 4. After that time here wlll be ton daya in which the op osltlon can contest tho valldlty of tho lectlon. If nothing is done in that Ime. Judge Chrlstlan wlll return on ?.prll 14 to certlfy the count and de lare the union effected accordlng to he laws of the State. L POLLARD WILL RE-ENTER FlFl Vicc-Prcsi.dcnt and Chairman Finance Committee Consents to Run Again. MANY COUNCIL CANDIDATE Election One Month From T Day Will DctcrmincCity Gov ernment for Two Years. Just one month from to-day the pe Ple of Rlehrnond wlll be called up< to select from a small army of cand datcR those whom they conslder be fitted to represent the city ln thc Cor mon Council and the Board of Alde mon for the noxt t*wo years. A though there has so far been but lltt rogular canvasslng, a s'.iff flght scheduled In each ward, and*every a pirant Is mendlng hls fences prepar: tory to enterlng the home stretc Thus far tho City Commlttee has on named the date of tho prlmary, bt wlll hold another sesslon noxt Frlda to declde upon tlie assessment of cai lldatos nnd tho tlme llmlt. Each da ?or thc lnst wefk or two new eritrlt have been made. anrl a good man nore are expected before thc books at ifllclally closed. Incldontally, some c :he old onos who had exprcssed the' lntentlon of wlthdrawlng from th "ace have ylelded to the aollcltatlo jf tholr frlenda and wlll agaln be 1 hc runnlng. Pollnrd Wlll Han Acnin. Most nolablo of thc latter is Council nan II. R. Pollard, .Ir., vlce-preslderi >t the Common Council. antl Chairma >f tho Finance Commlttee. Some tlm tgo Mr. Pollard announced that h .vould not ngaln bn a canldate fo ho council, but becAuso of numeroti ?equests nt>t only from hls own con itltuents, but voters of all parts o he clty, he has declded to again be :ome a candldate. A largo number of cltlzens Interest id in the progress of Rlchmond. Irre ipectlve of ward linen. but acqualnte> vith the valuablo services of Mr. Pol ard In the Council, have called upo: ilm and persuaded hlm to agaln an lounco hlmsclf for tho Council fron _iee Ward. Mr. Pollard has long been c.onsld red ? one of the ablcst men In th -ouncil, and has taken an active par n all questions of Irnportance, sinc ie was flrst elected about six year go. He was appolnted ohalrman o he Finanre Commlttee when th?* pres nt Council wa.s organized. and ha eld the position wlth slgnai su-ce.-**.' it the death of Vice-President K. 11 pence last year. a Jolnt sesslon of th' .ommon Council and the Board d .Idermen unanlmously elected hlm t> he vlce-presidoncy. He also officlatc s chalrman of the Consolidation Com .ittee, whlch drew Up the terms o nnexatlon of Itlchmond and Manches ?r to be settled by an election ln tha Ity next month. Hnbrr Ia ln Race. Councllman Harry Huber, whe. ..omi ime ago announced that he would no un, has also reconsldered and wll gain be a candldate from Henrj -ard. Davld Meade White. of Madl on Ward. who has repreaented tlm? ard ln the Common Council. but dlt ot offer for re-elcctlon at the la.-: Iection. lias como out agaln, and V.' Whlte. of Lee, defeated ln' Madlsor -Ord In the last prlmary, has alsr ntered. Mar* Gunst, formerlv Alder lan from Monroe, ls one of th'e strong andldateg for the same offlce Mn Loc t" ard, whero he recefitly moved. John '. Don T_?avy, now Councllman from lay Ward, wlll offer from that ward >r the Board of Aldermen, ln eorrf any wlth Aldermen Mltchell and Cot -ell, who come up for re-election. As ie incumbents both voted ag-alnst con -lldation, nnd Mr. Don I_eaw wa. a lember of the commlttee whlch pre ared the ordinanc. and worked for ._ adoptfon tbe flght wlll be largely n that Issue. Councllman T. Francls Oreon, now spresentlng- Monroe Ward. ha? moved ito Lee, and will run from that sec on. Trafllc Clab Exhlblt. , ?? vbl8V T'_a'fflc Club exhlblt whlch I0 u._ h"ld ln the Railroad Y. M . A. buildlng for the week beglnnlnt. prii i is attractfng a great deal of ttentlon. Plctures from all parts of ie country are new belng hung pro aratory to tWe event. Thls week ie Norfolk and Western wlll bring ere Its mlnlature farm wlth a flne l3Play of plctures. Flnal plans for ie exhibition will be announced later iv thls week. Kaater Dance, The Tub? Roso Social Club, an or anlzatlon coiiiposed of the young aoplo of Church Hlll. wlll erlve an aster dance at Masonic Hall on wenty-flfth Stroet. Easter Monday Ight. The danclnsr wll begin at 8:30 clock. and refreshments* wlll bo ?rYed ** H:30 o'clock. Members and lelr frlends are Invited to be nrea nt. Opening Week We are ready with a stock of Spring wearing apparel that Excels any of our previous Efforts. We invite your inspection. Gans-Rady Company E OISPLA Great Convention Will Brit 1,000 Visitors to Rich? mond. Whlle yet nearly two months o arrangements are rapldly belng ma ror tho reception of tho ninth annu convention of tho Natlonal Assoolath of Plano Dealers of Amcrica. whh wlll mcct In thls clty from May 13 21. Incluslve. In connectlon wlth tl; convention wlll also be held the co vontlon of tho plano travellng men ai a great exhibition of the most proni nept dealers In North Amcrica. Tl dcllberatlans of tho maln convonth will bo held ln tho Jcrturson Hot Audltorluin, and the cxhlblllon ln tl Horso Show liulldlng, which Is rio belng fltied. up for the occasjo Though other convcntlons of these a sociatlon have been held In cltl> larger tiian RJchtnoud. present lndic tlons aro that thla wlll bo by far tl largest and most successful annu gathering ever held. I'nl-iue Dlnpltiy of I'lnnoi.. Tho feature exciting most Interest the exhibition which wlll be held connectlon with .tho regular mcetlni from May 16 to 21. Thls is the flr natlonal event ot its klnd ever held tho United States, and dealers througl out the country aro now arranglng fi thelr spoco In tho Horso Show Bulli ing. It Is not a commerclal proDOs tlon. and no piano shown wlll be f< sale. Already the trreater portlon i thc bullding- allotted for the dlspla; has boen reserved. It has been planned to devote on evenlng of the exhibition to th? er, tcrtainincnt of Richmond people, an for that nlght the United States Mn rlue Iiii.ni!, of Washington. haw bot' cngaged to asslet in thf festlvltles. I rr-turn, the Chamber cf Commerce wl i-ntertaln the mcnibers of tho conver tion for one day. Thoy wlll mnnb. from 1,000 to 1.500 vlsitors. Presldent 13. H. Droop, of Washlng ton. has mado several vlsltH to th clty. and ls now actlvely In charg of the arrangements. It Is estlmated that In order to piac the Horse Khow Hullding in shap for the reception of tho exhibltloi more than $20,000 will have to be ex pended. Already a largo force of me ^ has boen put to work remodellng th . bullding. Besldes thte, several thou sand dollars will be expended for large annex in which the expert wor. will bo dono and the Instruments as scnibled. Room* to He Sonnd-Proof. General Manager C. H. Oreen, o New York, luvs spent some tlmo hor ln arranglng thc dctails of thc bulld ing, and" has had drawlngs prepare. showing tho locatlons of tho exhlbitlo! rooms. Beginnlng at tho main t-n trance, in tho centre of the arena there will bo a doublo row of room and around lt wlth o. space between thero wilj be others occupying tho po sltlon of the boxes. A, bandstand ha been sltuated ln tho far end and musi wlll bo rendcrcd through cuch da; cf the exhibition. The building of tho rooms will fc. the most exponslve part of tho worl of maklng ready for the exhibition Kach ono has to fce so constructei that although sldo by slde, an lnstru mont played In ono cannot be heard Ii the other. The entlre interior wll be elaborately decorated. HARNESS STRIKE Frealffeni Cottrell Expresscs Apprceln .lon of Work of Hls Men. C. C. Cottrell, president of the Cot trell Saddlery Company, ln further dls cmslng the strike which is sald to hav been called at the eompany's plant fo to-day, gave out tho followlng state ment concerning the employes: "In alludtng to the fact that a strik has beon called for to-morrow at thi Cottrell Saddlery Company's plant, used on yesterday certain expressiom which mlght be Interpreted by thosi who do not know mo to reilcct upon thi mon in our employ. I had no sucl lntent, and, in fact, I am flrm ln thi bellef that tho men employed by us for the most part, aro of high charac ter and Integrlty. I have not beet approached by any ono. but I desiro, o: my own volltlon, to tnstify to the re? gard In which we held our employes,' I g WOIN FIGHT. TO Smashes Plate Glass of Store Door When Lock? ed In. Imprlsoned, lt la alleged. ty her brothor.ln-law, Eli C. Meyer, of tho flrm of A. M. Meyer & Brother, Jowel ers. at 317 Eaat Broad Streot, Mra. A. M. Meyer was dotalncd ln the storo very much against her wlll Saturday night untll, nfter valn appeals to men who wero passlng the ntore, sho picked up a fltool and smashed her v;_y through tho gla_is door to froedom. . Tho trouble, lt ln sald. was over the. accountlng of tho day's receipts, Mr. Mc-ycr having throatenod, It ls alleged, that ho would llght hln si?ter-in-l?_w "tooth nnd toe nall" for tho money. Through hor husband, who la a patlent ln e. hospital Just outsldo of Boston, _ho haa a half interest ln the store, ?md lt Is stated that there have been several dUagreoments between her and her husband'R brother, who owns tha other half-lnterest In thc Jowelry flrm. Vnung Glrl Trlta of Itotr. Pcphlo Meyer, Mrs. A. M. Meyer's flitccn-year-old daughter, was In the store at the tlmo, and was a wltncps of the whole proceeding. She sald that, after having been out for a tlme, hor uncle returned imd began abuslng hor mother. at one tlme threatenlng to klll her. The llttlo glrl ?ali\ that there were threo plstols ln the .Hore. and she was very rnuch rrlghtened. In order to stop the How of abtiss dlrectcd at her, Mrs. Meyer, ivccoxdlnB to the glrl, be.;an to slng. But flndlnfc that her song did not appease hls wrath, nlio asked Sophie to open tho door. Mr. Meyer, accordlng to tlie Klrl, stepped forward and locked the door, koeplni- tho koys. Tho girl"s mother pi-ad.d ln valn to be releaseJ. tho experionce of beln^- detalnrd two hours on Thursday night against hor wltl having proved too much for her ner.es. "My uncle contlnued hls abuse cf poor niama," sald the glrl, her ?volce breaklng as she narrated the story of thn allcged cruel treatment of her mother, "and wouldn't let us out. Mama asked some men who wero pass? lng by the door to como to her asslst ance. but none of them would give any help. She told mo to open th? door, but uncle dared me to, and she picked up a stool and smashed out the gla?s ln the docr. and wo came out to? gether." Mr. Meyrr WI1| Xnt UL. n?_ It. Str. Meyer was seen in hls home at - 511 East I.elgh Street. last night, hut i refused to say anything about the I troxibie. Mrs. Meyer, hls sister-ln-law. was out when a Tlmes-Dispatch repre i'scntatlvo called at her home, 51.1 North Slxth Streot. Sophie. the oldest of tho rour childrcn, spoke for her mother, She sald that her father had been 111 slnco October, and that her mother was accused of belng Inattentlve to waj-ds hlm. whereas, sald tho llttle glrl, she he'ars from hlm every day, and Hometlmes uses the long dlstance telephone to communicato wlth the hospital authorltlct*. "But Uncle Elt," she sald, "has nover spont so much as a 2-cent stamp to writo to hlm, and gets all hls reporta from mother." She complalned blttorly of the al? leged treatment of her mother Thurs? day night. when sho was-l.opt in tha store, sald thc glrl. untll her uncle became tlred of staylng anv longer. Sho sald that an aunt. Mrs. Yotta Fos., Eli Meyer's slstor, was in the storo at tho time, sldlng wlth her brother. 1 Xo Report to Police. The girl's volce broke sevoral times as sho told her story. She ls dovoted to her father and mother, and sald that It wounded her to tho quicl. when she heard her mother so roundly and cruelly abused. Sho sald that no war rant hnd been sworn out. and thought that her mother would return to ths store to-day. Sho ls there, sald tho . daughter, simply to look after her husband's interest. The rulned door wa& barricaded lnst night, and all the brolcon glass had beon swopt away. It waa stated by another who had heard 'of tho lncl dent that ono of the men who heard Mrs. Meyer's valn appeal fcr asalst onco just* before she smashed tho door, thought lt was merely a quarrol be? tween man and wlfo, and, thereforo. dld not lntervene. No report of tho affair was mado to tha police. Mrs. Meyer has no malo relatives ln Rlchmond, but has several living fit New York. TEACHERS INVADE RICHMOND Kxcuralon from Detrolt Pufs ln Duy Sightaeelng. Tho flrst excurslon of tho Easter season reached horo over thc Olieatu penko and Olilo yosterday aftornoon. The crowd was compoaod of thlrty flght leiichers from tho schools of .De? trolt, cluiperoned by Mr. aml Mrs. E, 11. Ayoi*. Thoy camo dlrectly to this city and aro leavlng by boat far Nor follt thls morning, From tliat pliu'p thoy go to Washlngton, aud from thoro hy lialllmoro, Philadolplila und Now York, rttttirnlng to Detrolt noxt tfttt iirrlay, Reuclilng horo a'hotit .1 o'clock yoHter dity rtftornoon, tho party icglatorod ut tlm Lexlngton Hotel. Thn aflorm.on ?M(1 night wero spont ln vlsltlng polnts at InteruHt and attoudiug. hoi'vIcom ln tlio varlous churchos. , ... Meiuliom of tho party aro Mr. and Mra. Aycr, Mrs. A. F. Kr.ol.lo.l_. Wrp. U. 10, Itauman and son, Mrs, Wllllaiit ,Vfo/.,fiiniiii und son, Mrs. l.uln, Mittloi' nn*1 -.oil, Mr. and Mrs. J. F,' Walton, Dr, and Mrs. L. J. Goux, Mrs. H. llon ford, MlttMOH Flora Wlliotta, Ethol l?lok iM'd, Mtu'y Id. Northrup, Mubol 0. Cron*, Gritu. Ittibholl, iCVnlly Daulol, Maiui ini'tiw, ,.,. ?, Knight, Ahhlo Kuschncr, (Hai'ft V'lftlint'ly, Ireno T|iainp?on, Mlll II ln II, li.iul.r, Klslo Itudcllfto, M. lf'. Pov/flll, ,1, Jl', Hlll, X.HHC, Bliiinmo, M_? lllilu llornuiH. I.au.a M. Ntiylor, Floin llurUtn.v-*, Miulgft Carroll nnd M_d?_ Hlwll. iy, Jolin Naylor, "John U NayVo. U-lKt W, A. __lli_.