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Washing service will save you money as well e time and labor we mean just what we say. Note the prices quoted below and up what your washing would cost you. The ness of the sum will surprise you. Bhirt Waists. figur smal .03 hUnderskirts.03 iChemise .03 Drawers, Ladies' .03 'Kight Dresses .03 Corset Covers .02 JJnderskirts .05 lAprons .03 Children's garments 1 cent less than thc abovc. Bed and Table Linen, $1.00 per hundretl pieces, or fifty piece 75c; spreads, 15c. look it over. ?, Experts say ours is thc finest laundry in America. Call an Ask our driver for a complete price list, or telephone us to hav our wagon call for your washing, Stockings .c Socks .c Union Suits .c Night,.Shirls .c Pajamas.c Handkerchlefs .c Wrappers .05 u Dresses . .03 u Phone 1959 ^.ms&'~ m? ___S;_____i_&r?iJ.fi__-_! Residence of W. H. Burns, on Minng Property, Completely Destroyed. Caused, lt ls thought, by a defectlve flue, the residence of W. II. Burns, commlssary manager of the Old Do aniinlon Developmerti, Comnany, at ij.iy ton Coal Mlnes, "VvaS"" totally destroyed JJiy fire yesterday noon. The house was partlally Insured, but there was ?Jio insurance on the personai property, :__one ot whlch was savod. All tho fur? niture was destroyed, together with jquite a sum of money and a valuable (Watch belonging to Mr. Burns. The SIoss is estimatcd at several thousand Hdollars. Had the flames broken out on any cthcr day than Sunday lt ls probable thai the house, or at least a portlon of the contents, might have been saved, as the Gayton settlement consists of about 5do people'; who would have been _t work nearby. Vs it was, nearly all of them were bi r at church or ln the clty for the y, and the flre gained such heaclway tore it was dlscovered that practi ly nothlng could be done. Flrst sre was a huge column of blaok emoke. whlch was quickly followed by a burst of flames through the roof and out of the wlndows. The few who remalned at the settle ?nirnt for the day ran to the Ure, but lt ivas 100 late. The whole interior ?f the house was on firc, and in a few minutes the roof went in wlth a crash. There was no chance to save anythlng. The house was a large frame structure, _nd ono> started the flames galned _reat headway. Tlie Burns resldence was not far from the company's commlssary, nnd those who saw the smoke and tlanies all they could do to save that ?building and others close hy. ?_> L_ JL _. _5j OVERCOATS AND Jacobs _k Levy, Quality Shop We Are Building a Business !)n thc service we render and the quality >i goods we ?ell. Even our repair ocpart nc-nt, is too important to have anything Hit tatisfied customers. Smith & Webster Time SpCcialistB, - - 612 East Main. leasure Cruises:;. to.Eor^igri Lands ?IrdtterrMncHii',: Or_-nt, ..''?' South Amcii.a, M'rnt lu.lhn, J'ltuninii ( nn nl. Richmond Transfer Co., I _pLA____*_jim?_^/ Lincsmen Arrested on Charge c Stealing Quantity of Copper Wire. Suspected of belng the perpetratoi of wholesale thefts by whlch the Soutl ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Con pany has been robbed of a great quai tity of copper wire, It. h. Tomlln and I lt .letor, whlte, both employes of tl company, were arrested yesterday t Detectlve-Sergeants Wren and Wll shlre and were looked up in tho Secon Statlon. Tomlln has been eonneeted wlth tl company. lt is said, for eighteen year When confrontod wlth somo direct ev dence which the detectlves had pn ured agalnst the prlsoners, Tomlln alleged to have broken down and t havo confessed. The detectlves rccoi ered a great quantity of the wir though there may be much more sti missing. Wire steallng has been-golng on fc weeks, perhaps for months, and tl company has suffered heavy loss froi tho dep'redutlons. Tlie wire stolen what Is known as "dead" wire?that I wire unused. Both the men arreste are lincsmen and therefore aoqualnte Wtth the method ot" cuttlng wir Strands were cut both from poles an from underground. Adjutant-Generai Sale Says I Would Come to Front at State Convention. Adjutant-Oeneral XV. XV. Sale, whei asked yesterday regardlng hls attltudi toward the proposed Dcmoerutc Slati Convention for tlie purpose of enuncl atlng a party platform, was not dis? posed to take any side in the matter, stutitig as his reason that ho had giver the matter i,uL little serious considera tion at this linie. "It ls a question of serious Import,'1 sald he, "and one whlch to decide must have much deliberatlon, l have heard and read vlews given out by several ol' our leading Democrats favorlng the convention, In whose judgnient I have great eoutidence, but, personally, I would rather give the matter more thought before expresslhg myself. "ln caso a convention is deolded upon, the quostlon of prohlbition would bo a paramount one to be de cidcii, and a plank ln tho party plat? form elther for or agalnst thls lssue would, l think. be Improper at thls time. The Demooratla party would nepessarlly liuve to conduct a cain palsn elther favorlng or opposlng pro? hlbition, and iu tho community where prohlbition ls i trong, if tha Deraoeratlq canaiaate be against u, the result mlght prove dlsai trous, whlle whero prohlbitioni was not favored. and the party^ candldate favored it, (he result would |)G the suiiif." Coitgre*NDinu liiiiiiuui ii,.r<. ? ConKrasjnian-TBlflOt R. ]?'.. Holland, "* "??' Second Dlstrict, ts in the clty havlng oQtne her- to arguq o case ne. rore me . \lrjjlnld Supreme Court ot -I'iK'tllS, WIFE AS BAND FLED olicc, After Shoe Thieves, Saw Many Pairs Aviating lnto Nearby Vards. WOMAN PUT UNDER ARREST Mrs. \\.cinbach Try ing to Eftacc Evidence When Officers Raided Her Home. After sho hnd attempted to efl'ace nll possible ovldonce against her, and tho oMicvrs Iv.id seen numberless shoes aviating ln all dlrectlons from her back wlndows, Mrs, Sophle Welnbach; of S35 North Seventeenth Street, was arrested yesterday mornlng by Dc tectlvo Sergeant Wlley and Pollceman Jennlngs on sueplclon of havlng stolen a quantity of goods from frelght cars of tho Chesupenke nnif Ohio Rallway and from the Seaboard Alr Line Rall? way Companies. , Charlos Welnbach, the woman's husband. eacnped, after a nlce niece of alleged trlckery, but lt ls llkely that now his wife is under urrost he, too, will soon he caught. Several do'/.en pnlrs of shoes, moro than a crato of beer of the best brand. some ciiamel ware, a satkful of crack ors, a suit of clothes and a "sllver la dle were found by the ofllcers nnd eemfiscated, the whole cartload being taikeh to the Flrst Pollco Statlon ln tlie patrol wngon. Trnppcd Through Illnnch. Tlio key to thc solutlon of the rob berlea whlch hnve been perpetrated recently was found by Pollceman Jett nlnga ln the arrest of Ben BI inch, col? ored, on a warrant charging hlm witli havlng broken into and robbed the housg of john Ch'eatham, 1413 Brown street. After locklng the negro up, tho ofllcer learned that he was con nected wlth thc car robberies and tliat much of tho stolen property was hid? den In a house on Seventeenth Street. and that there was a probablllty that others were implleated in the car breaklng. He summoned Sergeant Wlley to hls nssistancc, and the two went out together. Tliey dropped ln to see Charles Welnbach, who runs a general store nt s;!5 North Seventeenth Street, and Inquired of hlm If lie knew Ben Blanch Hc denied all acqualiitance wlth tlio negro, as did Mrs. Welnbach. Then a smnll child came lnto the room, and. quick us llghtnlng, tho ofllcers turned to hlm wlth the same ques? tlon. "Yes, I know Ben," he replied before iiis parents could stop hlm, and then, ln common parlance, Welnbach "came ?across." He admltted, thc ofllcers say, that he did know Ren. and then, mys terlously, pointed m nother store a block away, nnd sald that was where he roomed, ancl that if tlie detectlves looked they would find a lot of stolen property hidden thore. The alleged trick worked success fully. The offlcers departed for thc other place. They were gone only a few minutes when they found that they wero following a bllnd trail, und thoy hnrkod back. Shoes Plylnjr F.veryirhrre. They notlced shoes llying fropi the XV -inlxich's huck wlndows lil all direC tlons, most of them falling- into ad .ir,_ning yards, ,_cd heard a n_*gro ex cluim at the wonder af Heaven send. ing hlm down enough footwear to stock hlm and- his fnmlly and frlends for a llfetlme. Thev rushed into the house, but' Welnbach had departed, when they did not know, leaving his wlfe to face thc two men. She denied everythlng, but she had on. tliey say, a pair of shoes whlcli looked llke sdma whlch had heen stolen. nnd thev took her lnto custody, and senrched the house. Upstalrs big boxes of shoes and all tho othor articles mentloned were found. Stlll asstri-tin*, hor Innocence. the wo? man was taken to tho station, where later sho admittod to the o?.cers t.iat slic knew the negro, that he hnd spent n couple of nishts at her house and hnd broughl shoes there Blanch als,-, admltted ' that he had spent Wednesday nlght at the Weln? bach home. and th|t late that night Welnbach came to hlm and asked hlm to help him carry up a lot of shoes, whlch he did. Ho denied, however, that he hnd stolen the shoes. Some of tho propertv was afterwards Identlfled by ofllcers of thc Chesapeake anfl Oiila. Bnilwny. Sergoants Wlley and Jennlngs then visited the scene where the frotght cars had been placed, nnd found some silverware hldd.-j ln a culvert. Thls U also belleved 4.0 have beon stolen" from the cars. Mrs. Welnbach was admltted to bail ln the sum of $500. Sho employed gllbert ic. p. .look to represent her ln Police Court thls mornlng. BOLTON BR0tJ^HT~BACK Recently Enlisted soldier AVnnte.l Here on Serlonn Clinrge. Hl cyole Pollceman Cordon Smith, who was dlspatohed to Fort Slocum, N. T? to br!nff back A. T. Bolton, reached here last nlght wlth his prls? oner. Bolton is wanted hero on a Charge or betrayal, tho alleged victim oetng now serlou'sly ill In the Clty Hospltal. Bolton enllsted in the United States Army about two months ago. lf he escapes punishment, he must return to serve out hls three yenrs of onllst ment. Boy Injured by Fall from Horse Shows Sudden Im? provement. John W. Burruss, Jr., who was dan gerotisly hurt ln a fall from lils horse Whlle rldlng 10 hounds wlth tho Deep Run Hunt Club ut Ointur Park on Saturday afternoon, was reported to bo sllghtly lmproved at Memorial Hospl? tal last night, and thoro is said now to be some chance, through remote, for his recovery. The boy?lie is only fourteen years old?i-ecovered consclousness early yes? terday mornlng, und was ablo to reoog mze nnd converse witli tlioso around lils bedslde, His mother is in con? stant attendance, nnd his father spent most of tho day at tho hospital. An operatlon has not yet been per? formed, as tlio injury seonis to bo nt tlio baso of tho skull, but lt may be performed as a last resort, llo wus qulet and chtcerfuA ye. torciay, hnd told hls mother thun he would mako a luird flght for his life. Strong will power may bo n faetor ln lils recov? ery, and iends much hopo to his phy? sicians. Jack! was thrown from his horso when the saddlo .glrth broke. He was 1 tryiijg io catch tlio runaway mount I "i .iiilii) Aiken Branch whon the uc jcideht happened. Ills head struck a rock ns he fell, but he uroso and wus apparently not Injured. Later, after beinc taken homo ln Mr. Branch's uu tomoDlle, he was selzofl wlth eonvul sions, and his condltlon became so alarmlng that ho was taken to tho 1 Memorial, Hut tho convulslons have HOW ccused. J Many frlends liave been to Itiqulre 1 after tho patient, ns ho was a genoral favorlte among tho menibora of the i_iuu ol__v .ii to -_.l_a. PARALYZE Capt. W. B. Whitlock, Veteran Police Officcr, Stricken at Headquarters. THIRD SERIOUS ILLNESS Rallics Before Being Sont Home and Jokes With His Associatcs. W. B. Whltlock, whose offlclal duties lave recently been eonneeted witli po Ico hondquarters, oni'e captaln of tho First Dlstrict, was strlcken wlth pa ?ulysls at headquarters yesterday tnorn ng at 10 o'clock. Clerk William Tolcr .vas standing near him at thi- tlmo and rnught the gallant offlcer as hc fell. .aptain George Pollock. Captaln Mc duhon and Detectlve-Sergeants Wren, A'iltshlre nnd Wlley wore present lu he offlce, and nll rushed to aid thc itrlcken man. They placed hlm ln a ?hair, covering hlm over, nnd then sum noned Dr. Charles P. urock. Ile re nalned ln a seml-consclous condltlon, allylng at times and converslng Joc ilarly wlth the offlcers present, until he physlclan arrlved. He admlnls ered strychnlne to strcngthen the vcakened heart action. Sent lloim- ln Toxl. A taxlcab was called. aml, acconfpa ilcd by the offlcers, Captaln Whltlock vas taken to hls home, 613 North 'wenty-fourth Streel. llls right side ms found to bo paralyzod, but he rc ;alned consciousness and was able tn ceognlKO members of hls family. Last eports stated that he was still con ctous and restlng quletly. This ls the thlrd time recently that !aptaln Whltlock's life has been in anger. He was strlcken wlth lntornal oniorrhago in tho Flrst Police Statlon, nd was thought to be dead untll a hyslclan arrlved and found hlm still reathlng. Another time he fell whlle tlomptlng to board a Btreet car, and uffered concusslon of the brain. Hts tfe was despalrcd of for some time. ut his remarkable constltutlon pulled Im through, and he resumed active titles as a desk sergeant in the Flrst 'reclnct. A short time later, at his wn request, he was relieved of more rduoiiB work and was transferred to oadquarters, where he had remaincd lnce. I.nng on the Force. Captaln Whltlock was elected to the ollce force December 12, 1S06, and is he oldest man ln point of servlce on he force. He wlll be seventy years old n the same day that he wlll have erved hls forty-fourth year as a mem er of the Rlchmond Police Depart nent. He served through tho Clvll Var as a member of the Virginla Llfo luard, commanded by John Stuart Valker. PICKED UP IN PARK itmpU? MInded ?Kro Arrested On Complalnt of Citizens. Uncertaln ns to everythlng except Us name. and the fact that he came icre from Washington, James Harris, olored, was brought into the county all yesterday afternoon by Spoclnl 'oliceman Tlller. who made the arrest m complalnt of severnl citizens of Jlnter Park. Harrls had spent tho light in the open, and continued to hiver as ho hugged the radiator in ho jall ofllce. Harris carrled under hls nrm three lUndlos of laundry, marked wlth hls lame, and In hls overcoat pockets. vere two huge sweet potatoes. When iiiestloned, ho gave no words of ex ilanatlon except that ho was very ond of sweet potatoes, but did not at them raw. He snld that he starteil rom AVashington on tho train, but ;ot off ln this city. In a small purse was a transfer hock good for a trunk at the Wa3h ngton statlon. There was also the over of a reglstered letter from Iharlotte Courthouse, but Harrls hnd ?nly 37 cents in cash. The county ?fticers think that he Is slmple-mlnded, nd will send him along to Charlotte ounty, whlch ls evldently hls destl lation. If no one proves tlio prop rty, he wlll i,e allowed to carry with im his laundry and sweet potatoes. tfay Erect Annex Apart from Hospital for Treatment of Special Cases. Annual Donation Day for Memorlal ospltal wlll he held on next Friday, hen the wards will be t'hrown open >r the lnspection of tlio publlc and KmmlCTee appolnted to receive the Isltors. Ten wlll be sorved. Tho object of openlng the wards for ie Ipspeotlon of tho public ls to show ic poople what tho hospltal, wlth all s facilities, could do for charlty pa ents IC it were properly endowed Ith funds, or hud a suftlciont incomo. s it ls, two wards are closed because thc lack of money to carry on the ork. Still, inimerous charlty patlents ;o taken in, the annual report for last ;ar, from March to March, showing int 324 charity cases were admitted id treated. The number of days given i absolutely freo treatment were 6,127. f course, the majorlty of tho cases ime from Rlchmond, but thore are any who ure brought in from tho irroundlng countles. ? The ainount of charlty enses treated ipends upon nnd is llmlted by tho come, whlch ls always too small for o needs. So tho hospltal authorlties ?e grateful for tho smallost gift, for e smallost amount of money which iy one can glve. All of the money id gifts thus dona/ed go for tho alntenance of Cre.e cases, none of tt ilng for the expenses of tho hospital fiu salarles. 'Every day cases aro rned nwny becauso thero are no nds to care for them, but yesterday, lien a hllml little negro glrl applled r adiultianco sh. was tukon ln bo ttse there wns nowhere else for hor Kp. Tho highest numbor of cases er admitted ln any one day is forty ?o. The hospital ls nonsec\irlan. It kes in and treats all cases lrrespec ,'je Of race, creed or color. Thero aro separate wards for tho Iree casos, ! labels ou thelr l>_>?S. They nre reed side by side wlth patlents who >', nnd only tho superlntendent and e bookkeePVr know tho dlfferenco. ie patient Is never made to feel thnt is an object of charlty, and he fares well as thoso who pav tho usuul los. The authorlties aro greatly inter lod ln thc lilea nf openlng up a con nnpx, remoto from the general fur ihe treiitment of all cort illseases, for whlcli thore Is lip'splial ln Rlchmond. This lung been rocogiiliiud by phy piid Memorlal Hospltal" hopes raise enough money to bull4 ?_??% at'iUtt jiiirU, iai.i_._n__. lldin Vllills .'d hi, lans, Died Before He Could Be Re? moved from All Saints' Church. SERVICE NOT INTERRUPTED Rector LJnawarc of Tragic Scene?Served Under Mosby in Civil War. Corbin W. Mercer, of 501 West Graco Street, n widely connected and widely '""?vn buslness mnn, dlod in All Saints' Church, fios West Franklin itreet, yesterday mornlng durlng ser /Ices, and Just before the Rov. J. Y, Jownman, rector, began hls sermon.' dr. Downman was ln the chanccl ut he time, and was not a ware of tho leath aceno being enacted among iiis ?ongregation until Informed aftor . ards. The servlces proceeded, and he body was carrled nuletly out of diurch. Mr. Mercer was attendlng serviee vith hls wlfe and son. Nelson. Tho nd came quletly while he was seated n hls pow. Hls head dropped forward, . sigh eseaped him, and the body slld lown gently in the seat. Called for Ambulnnce. Dr. I. J. Hawes, of Como Sprlngs, and )r. E. G. Hopkins, of Twelfth aml May Streets, were ln church at thc Ime, and Immedlately voluntcercd helr servlces when they aaw What vmh happenlng. An ambulance was ummoned from Bennett's undertukln:, ooniH, whon tho two physicians pro ounccd that Mr. Mercer was dead, und he oody was taken to the undertaking stabllshment. Mr. Mercer had been in ill health or somo time, but hls condition had ot been regarded as Immedlately se lous. Ho was born In Williamsburg, wprll 2, 1815, the son of Dr. j. C. nd Mary C. Mercer. He was a grcat randson of the famous Revolutlonary i'ar commandor, General Hugh Mer er, to whoso memory the national overnment erected a monument ln 'rederlcksburg a few years ago. Oue of .Mosby's Men. He served through the Clvll War ?Ith the famous command of Colonei ohn S. Mosby, and was a member of :. 10. Lee Camp of Confederate Vet rans. During the war he was onco aptured. and was imprlsoned for a Ime at Fort Delawarc. He was deeply tterested in all thlngs pertainlng to he Confederacy and its history, and ttended regularly all the reunlons. He marrled Fannle Nelson, of York mvn, by whom, and by one son. Nel on. he ls survlved. He la survlved lso by three brothers?John L., of Wllllamsburg; Hobert Page, of thls Ity, and George "W., of Washlngton, >: C, and by three sisters, Mrs. St. Icorge Tucker, of Colorado; Mrs. Ran olph Blalne, of Loulsvllle, Ky., and Irs. Charles McGary, of nichmond. Thc remains will leave over tho 'liesapeake nnd ?jhl*> rood nt 9 o'clock o-morrow mornlng for Yorktown for nterment in Grace Episcopal Church 'emetery. The pall-bonrors wlll ne tuart Chrlst'an, Thomas Friend, Ben amin P. Alsop, John P.. Cary, John B. 'ary and Kenneth Graves. TO VISIT PETERSBURG .ociil Odd-Pello\T_ Golng ln Full Be gnllu hy Speelnl Cnrs. Rlchmond Odd-Fellows of Mcnder on, Patrlck Henry, Belvldere and ither lodges will to-nlght bo the ;uests of the Monroe, Appomattox and ?etersburg lodges of Petersburg. Invitatlons liave been received and ccepted by the local lodges, and all ireparatlona have been made for the isit. Tliey will go by tho electrlc ars, leaving to-night at V o'olock. "ull regalla will be worn. Tlio Odd !*ellows of the Cockadc Clty hnve rranged an elaborate program for lie entertainment of the vlsitors, and big time is expected. The invitation committee ls com osed of the following; Manly B. Ra ioh. Leslle II. Drew, Cornellus S. Veils, C. Gulhrle. Richard Carlton, 'harles Polillg. Archie Creckmore, T. Vlley Davls, Hoss Southard, I. Harris, tarry JI. Relnhart and Tom Haynes. COURT-MARTIAL TO-DAY 'rlal Wlll Be Held for Shootlng from Street Cnr. The first sergeant and four privates f Company F, Flrst lnfantry, wlll be rled by general cotirt-martlal this lorning nt 1 Oo'clock, ln the Seventh treot Armory, for tlio offense of dls harglng rlfles from a Broad street :ir on Labor Day. Tho slioptlng took lace while the company was roturn lg from tho slmm battle at the State alr grounds on Labor Day. The ser eant is held responslblo for the ne ions of tlie pri.it.es, unless ho can iiow that thoy disobeyed his expliclt rders. The i'our privates have already een flned in Police Court. and lt ls nderstood they wlll plead guiltv ?ithout tlie taking of evldence. Tho eneral oplnlon ls that tho punlsh icnt wlll be very light. Shot Wild Turkey in Capitol Square rowd Gathered While Boy With Rifle Sent Bullet Through White Breast. When a blg whlte turkey gobblcr ded away from a Main Streot lunch om yesterday, the proprietor shot hls inds Into the air and thought of the npty Thanksgiving. Mcanwhllo the rkey's motor was throbblng, the pro illers whirled, and the Sunday avla jn show was under way nnd on. Followed by a crowd of boys, tha ibblor reached tho Capitol Square hy serles of qulck turns aml glidos and ndod safoly ln tho top of a tall troe ar tho fountnin. A few rocks brought m from his perch, but ho picked un her placo to anchor, tlils time hlgher an before. Whilo this effort to bring m down wns belng mado sevoral hun od poople had gathered. Tho crowd legated a little colored boy to cllmb ter tho turkey, and ho wns doing si host to swlng up just as Oovernor Pay Your Bills f check. You'll always know to a nny thc cost ol living and get the best id of reccipt. i per cont. compound interest. ,00 starts an account wlth lie Savings Bank of Richmond! ?*i7 \hixt Main Street, ,i a., , .nn-i?_____.._____ Velour Finish Hats Specially Priced at $1.95 Ten dozen go on sale this morning. Six dif? ferent shades. Look like $5 Hats. Choice $1.95. Gans-Rady Company Motor Car People Suggest Route Which Will Link Richmond. MR. MANVILLE OPTIMISTIC Comes Back With Gordon and Foster, Who Put Signs Along Road. Wlth twenty mlles of good road iranchlng out from both cities, auto nob'llsts and other good roads en huslasts aro plannlng to llnk Rlch nond and Newport News wlth an up o-dute hlghway, over whlcli tho dls anco of elghty-slx mlles can easlly j'o made In four hours in a motor car. I"he plan received Its Immediate lm ictus from a trlp made to Newport ?fews by ... F. Gordon and _U M. Fos er, of thls clty, who returned yester lay, aftor mapping out and placlng Igns along what they considered the nost feaslblo route. Accompanylng them to thls clty was j. Tl. Manville, of Newport News, who a golng into the scliemo heart nnd loul. Though beforo nny acttril work oward obtalnlng money for tho pro losed road can be done, an organlza lon must be perfected, Mr. Manvlue ast nlght unfolded hls Idea of it, rhlch had already been approved by fessrs, Gordon and Foster and Prcal lent W. a. Post. of thc Newport News lutomoblle Association, who was also n tho clty last iilght. I'Ick Shortcut Hoad. In the !lr;u placo. the route chosen y common consent of those who have raveled the dlstance ln motor cars, ras to Wllllamsburg bv way of Hnl ey's Fofnt, then to Toano, and to the Vilitamsburg Hoad by Seven .'ines to hls clty, thore belng few hllls thls ray in comparison with tho road along he Chesapeake and Ohlo "We llnd." sald Mr. Manville. last ilght, "twenty mlles of good road run irig Into Itlchmond. and there are as tany directly out from my clty. Thla i'ould leave only forty-slx riilles of ctual construction. I feel sure that fith tho proper kind of organization lie business men of the two cltles ould, wlth tho co-oporution of county upervlsors, urrang? to got n. good oad through in a remarkobly sliort . hlle. I thlnk Newport News and djacent cltles woul-1 agree to tako harge of such a road through the ounties of Warwlck, York and James 'Ity if Rlchmond wlll look after tho est. Approxlmateiy thls wlll cover a lstancc of forty-eight mlles from 'c-wport News. Primarily, of couthc, 'e must co-operate wlth the county upervisors and see to It that none of he countles through whlch the road i to pass goes ln debt or Inoreases ts road levy. Wo hopo to have our rganizatlon completed In the early art of January, and lf all*goes well houkl bo actually constructlng the oad by Aprll 1." Xo Xov Surveys. I'nlnss the plans of the organization re materlally different from those "htcli wlll be proposed by Mr. Man ille and his assoclates, the new road '111 bo a well kept and accurately raded dlrt road except ln such places s thero aro already macadafn or shell aads. Tho practlcabiilty of properly lalntained dlrt roads has been demon trated, and the cost has been shown i bo hundreds of dollars per mile here the stone and gravel roads run p Into thousands. Thoro wlll bo no ew surveys or assessment of damages, a the route lies along roads that have oen publlc for many years. The reatest dlfflculty In constructlon wlll a along the Chlckahomlny Rlver, here the land ls low and subject to verflow. In noarly t.11 the countles short por ons of roads are belng macadamlzod ?om year to year, and lt ls reasonable < expect that ln the' course of a few oars a hlghway so generally traveled ^ this one wlll be, wlll be solld from rd to end. To Confer Thlrd llnnk. Syraeuso Lodge, No. 6, Knlghts of ythlas, wlll confer the thlrd rank i nlne appllco.nts at Its meeting i-night. A large attendance of mem irs of thls and slster lodges ls do red. This lodge ls now in a flour h condition and doing much work. Mann passed through the Square to Joln tlio Bible students' parade, one dlvlslon of which had assembled at Ninth and Main. Because of tho dan? ger and noise, two pollceman put a stop to tlie rock throwlng, Stlll tho crowd was growing larger. The gobbler showed no deslre to move. A clerk from tho lunch room at? tracted somo attentlon ns ho raced up Nlnth Stroet, and stlll moro when ho roturned a few moments lnter wlth a boy who carrled a Wlnchoster rltle pvjB'i* hls shoulder. Thoro was a hurrled con? ference wlth the pollcemon, and lt was decided to brlng that gobbler down at the cost of hla llfo, and thus dlsporso the throng. Tho boy with the rlfle, Andiow Pennlrigtbn, got around into Hank Street nnd pointed the rlflo at tho streuk of white hlgh above his head. "Bang" wont the rlfle, and the tur? key, badly wounded, hobblod down to a lower llmb. "Bang" again, and this tlmo tlio gobbler wns shot through the breast. Wlth a fluttor and a scat teratlon of whito feathors, lt came llopplng down uito nn Injured avlator, whilo fifty peopio pounced upon him. The lunch room boy got hls Thanks? giving- meat, Andiow Ponnington got B oents, the prlce of the sholls, whicli was all he asked, and tlio policemen got busy driving tno crowds away. And If you happon around that lunch room to-day you may pay un oxtra price for a slleo of wlld turkey, whilo the walter will' toll you that tt was .hot In the swam_a?of Ouplto. fc)uuare. TAFT PROGRAM TO TAND AS MADE President's Party Will Arrive Here Tuesday Night hy Special Train. WILL SEE FORSTER TO-DAY Dahncy and Fuller Going to White House for Final Conference. Whlle thero has been more or le?8 confusion In President Taft's program plans for his Rlchmond trlp as Fent out by tho nowspaper correspondents nccompanying hlm from Panama to Hampton Boads, tho Hichmond commlt? teo on entertainment Is following the schedule mapped out by Asslstant Sec? retary Forster at the Whlte House. The battleshlp Tennessee, on whlch tho Prosldont Is travellng, ought to ronch Hampton Roadfi on Tuesday after? noon. A speclal traln has already been chartercd by Secretary Forster for the trlp from Old Polnt to Wash? ington. The speclal wlll arrlve here Tuesday night. President Taft will sleep at tho Jefferson Hotel and re? turn to Washlngton Wednesday after? noon ln _ln prlvate car Olympla, at? tached to the speclal. fioliiK to Whlte Iloime To-Dny. In order to prevent any tvnfuslon ln the program. ? however, Buflness Manager Willlam T. Dabnoy, of tho Chamber of Commerce, and Assistant Postmaster I. XV. Fuller will go to Washlngton tliis morning to confer with Mr. Forster. who has been ln dally communlcatlon by wlreless wlth --? sretary Nortoh. who la wlth the President on the Tennessee. Mr. Dab? ney and Mr. Fuller will find out ex? actly the wlshes of tho party. and wlll immedlately communicate wlth thc locnl committee. But there la no rea? son to believe that nny changes wlll be made. The President wlli be the guest of Governor Mann at breakfast. He wlll meet a number of leadlng' cltlzons at luncheon at the Jefferson Hot-., nnd he wlll drive to the- battleflcld3 and prob? ably to other places during the day His address to the Virginia Educatlonal Conference wlll he dellvered ln tlie Cltv Auditorium Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. From the Auditorium he will be driven tu his traln. whlch wlll . ut hlm ln Washington bfftween 8 and 9 o clock. Luncheon by Cltlzena. Although tho President ls comlng hero as tho guest of tho Educatlonal Conference. tho luncheon ln his honor will be glven by the citizens who wlll attend. and whose names were prlnted In The Times-Dlspatch yesterday. Tho cadot eorps from the Vlrglnla Polytcchnic Institute, which ls comlng to Richmond to act as a special escort to the president. wlll bo entertalned at the Blues' Armory. it was announeed yesterday that the Rlchmond College German Club v_Hl glve a dance at th< JefT.rson Hotel auditorium on Wed? nesday nlght as a compliment to the vlslting cadets. It promise.. to bo qulte a brilliant event. Junior Onkrroofl M. rtln_ An Important called meetlng of the Junior Oakwood Memorial Association wlll be held this afternoon at the home 0f Dr. Massie 2721 East Broad Street. to perfect plans for the Con? federato Tea, which the Associatlon wi.l hold at Liberty Hall on tho even? lng of November 29. THE ELEGANClT OF THIS STORE Lends to your gift an added attractivc ness. SCHWARSCHILD BROS., Jewelers, Broad and Second Streets. "Pearl" Roofing Tin Proves as good as Its name to the man wlth a building to cover. it's guaranteed, and you flnd the trade make on every roll. &Bmw$*^mm-. -Ith nnd Doek sts., Hichmond, A'n. . J_ E. Huggins Held Manager of the Sheldon School. is in the city and durlng the next few days will meet hankers, insurance a__-_other buslness men destring to be Informed regarding the Sheldon courses on the "Sclence of Buslness Building" and the "Sclence of Ser? viee." Mr. Huggins will flll as many sngagements as limlted time will permlt. Phone or wrlte. Va. Division Sheldon School, Walter L. Churcli & t'?., i;v n|, Ai_t _, Monroe 2S2S._1219 Mutual Bldg. For the Sake of .ontrast send your laundry to us this veck. Ring us up (Madison 418) and our vagon will call. Eclipse Laundry, Phone Madlson 418."