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" ABOUT WRESTLERS Manager Moffett Has Not Notified Local Men Accepting Terms for Show to Be Given by Hackenschmidt, Zbysko, Mahmout, Roller, Westergarde and Others. Fans Anxious. Arrangements have not yet been completed for the appearance of Qeo. Hackenschmidt at the Academy of Music For some reason Manager Moffett has not communicated with the men Interested. However. It Is though! that .sonic definite Information will b? forthcoming in a short while. Should Hackenschmidt come to Rich? mond It Is more than likely that ho ?will have as his opponent oh the mat either Mahmout, the Turk, or Dr. Holler. Such an exhibition would un? doubtedly prove an attraction to the local fans. Other proposed matches are Wester garde against Americas, of Baltimore, and Mahmout with Zhysko. Expres? sions of opinion among local sports; is to the effect that such an oxhibl- | lion .is- proposed would bo warmly wel? comed and would do much towards re? establishing the? wrestling' game upon a 11 rm and sure basis. Xo Chance r?r I'nko, It has occurred so often that the t various bouts advertised nnd which took place, turned out to be farces, and ! Simply a method to get hold of some easy money, that many who willingly attended these farces became disgusted I and are now bitter against the game. ! However. In purely exhibition matches the question of crookedness Is elimi? nated. There are no prlr.es to bo awarded, no side bets put up and no championship to be fought for. It Is simply that the men place themselves before t!if< public, ulvc the public it chance lo look them over. ,uul wrestle to let the people who pay. see them in action. There are thousands of people in this city, lovers of the art of solf-tlofenso and Of wrestling, who would be glad to advantage themselves of the op? portunity to look at the men who have made wrestling one of the most attractive sports in the world. Men \citr Top of Heap. Certain It is that among all of the men now following wrestling as n means of making a living, the names of llarkensc.hmidt. Miihmout, Roller. Kbysko and Auiorlcus stand at tho top of the list. Frame tioich. the present champion, has been challenged by llnckenschmldt and lias only re? cently announced that lie would meet him. It has been n long time since the people of Richmond have witnessed sonio real wrestling matches. Hope Is freely expressed that the big fel? lows may come here. Everybody will then have n chance to look them over und form conclusions as to their rela? tive merits. Any one taking tho trouble to glance over the names presented will be struck with the formidable array of talent, (if course. It may be that these men will not come at 'all, but If they do it will be such a show us hns never been seen before In these parts, from a wrestling standpoint at any rate. Shafts From Sportland By G. MALBERT i Thorr win be a meeting of the Virginia League, and it will be held next weck. AI? doubters to the contrary notwithstanding. , the meeting will be hold j T!i? purpose of the meeting w ill be to eon-I sider the formal application* of Newport .New.? :ind Portsmouth for n franchbe In the x .rcinla League. Personally, I think It unwise to hold such c meeting. It can't possibly do any good, mid may do some harm. There Is net a possibility of either of tb" team* getting a franchise. No team In the I'jpue bar, a franchise for sa>. and nt >a?i f iur of the. six cities are iir.a'terahly op I'Ottd to Increasing th<" circuit. Of course. I may not have as much sense ?? some of th? men who have made monsv out of the ?tarne, but nt the ratne time. It doer arrpear aa If the time from now until the matter of schedule lr taken up could be more profitably spent In attempting to Straighten out matters u elating- to each Individual team. A hundred and on? thlr.rs -r.'ist bo done before tch s<-ason opens. Pleyers must be secured, pollcle?, for the coming- season must be outlined, parkf In several of the towns muH he built or remodeled, aui altogether It wi;i be a bu?v time for all of the men ?"ho want to incite baseball a success dur? ing mi. For the reasons already mentioned. It ap-' tears wlta to let well enouch olotio 1 rive everybody an opportunity to do a llttlo ? ultlvaitng In places where the weds have I' fun to grow. t am re|(ab;V Informed that the new own eis of the Norfolk club are in perfect har? mony with teh po:lcv of the president, und If I am correctly Informed ns to that polity it Is against the eight-club proposition. Ciwner Bradley told me last nicht that ':e had received a letter from President Williams, but that hocatiiic he had not becu ? i bis office rturinc the. day. d'tc to his visit to Petersburg, be had not read what the head of the league had to say. A letter was also received from .Tlmmle Sullivan. The most that the ? local owner could teil about it was that his Stenographer bad Informed htm that It was bulky and seemed to contain much information. I also understand that President Williams never authorized the newspaper story to Hie effect Unit he had declared be would not call a meeting of the league, but that lie hud returned tlie implication from New rut News, with the Uiforrnallon that It v.-ns not hi proper form, and that a meeting t ould not be held until the application was In proper form. By the way, f'hntlle Fhihh. who 'Rill mnr. use Norfolk iirvt year, 1.? highly recom? mended bys^TeeMdenl Knvanaucli, of the -"'l?.cTr.,. I.caKU" *'rint>h !.? retarded as a nrit'Clati i>ail player and an excellent man nicer, hook out for that bunch of Tare nfr.t t' ?t?n. Ii Is Impossible, (or me to help remarking about how nacesiary It In for every one to niop presuming and iuppanlni; nnit arguing. J.et bygones he bygoheii and Join the ''happy A|ho remcnibbr that the Amalgamated Or? der of Sport? Writers In Virginia will noon le a growing organization, with a member Itl every city in the hnpuc. and maybe two or three. And the pretty thing about It Is thai every member In going to be nn officer. Tust aleut IS.MO people In the city of Rlch Tourlng Car, JTeO?Roadster, $60l>. 1 1627-29 W. EROAD ST. [ Main and Eighth Streets, It VI ll^K Kl.l.PIt, i.i;ilM\\ KITCIIK.Y. Business Men's Lunch 12 In ? P. St, Special Arranpf intents for Ladles anil P?.--Theatre Parties. The Worth Aule Sales Co.. 439-501 W Main St. Phone Madison 7069 Every Reo Kvcr built has been fainoUE for its Mire ucts of doing it^ day'o work every tlayin tlit year, an'] every hour ol the (lay. tnond and the Slate of Virginia aro sitting or. pins ?ju! needles waiting to hour what is going to l>o done at Charlottoavlllo about the Vlrginla-V. I". f. football game no.\t sea? son. IMcaiei mister, say something. No contract from the wrestlers yet. Ts It another one of those bunk things, I won? der? I.ynchburg writer has something to ga> about -wrestlers, lie calls tfiem crooks. "These are my sediments," said the water as It passed thrown the Alteret*. RYAN ENTRIES ill FUTURITY OF 1913 Names Six Mares Whose Pro? geny Will Compete in Great Race. Nt?v York, .Innuary 10.?Thomas 1'ortTiue Ryan appears before the rac? ing public for the first time ns a breeder In the nominations for the Futurity of 1913. He names alx marcs, w hoste progeny will compete In the Kreut race. Ryan owns the thorough? bred stallions Monsieur do 1/Orme, Dolce Kar Nieiite ntul Decanter. Mon? sieur r>e L/Oriho Is a descendant of the most potent progenitor of speed In race horses In the world?Doncaster. Poire Far Niente Is a son of Hanover, and a near relative of the great lliitn burg. Decanter is a son of Deceiver. Mr. Ryan's Idea of a race horse, he has said many times. Is endurance, rather than mere speed. He appears therefore to be departing a little from his established rule in making nomi? nations for the Futurity, where speed alone is the factor. According to the Ryan principle, thoroughbreds should be able to race four miles, and repeat It necessary. This Is his Idea of a race horse. With that object in view he has been purchasing stallions and brood mares, which he thought would he able t" transmit this trait to . the progeny. JACK JOHNSON WOULD BATTLE JEFF AGAIN Colored < liniuplnn'? Answer 10 ltnrnry Oldfletd'M "Hope" Mill}-. Chicago, ill,; .Trinuitry 10.?Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion, show <-<i little concern yesterday when told of ilie stories circulated i>y Barney Oldfleld, the automobile racer, to the effect that Jeffries was doped when ip fought at Reno. According to Oldfleld, | Jeffries Is as good as ever, and the , speed king asserted in a recent Inter? view that lie would l>e willing to wager a small fortune that Jeffries can de- i feat tlio present champion. .."l Will give Jeffries a return match any time he wants it," said Johnson, "It Oldtield believes Jeffries Is as good ns ever just let him gel some, club ' to hang up a suitable purse, and I will sign I ho artliles. I will not ask any- I thing unreasonable, except that i will! ill u.and a champion's end of the money. | 1 am getting tired of these stories about Jeffries heilig doped, and if he thinks lie Is a better man than I am, i 1 am willing to sign up for another match und show the world that Jack Johnson Is a real champion." Ja'-k Indicated by the tone of his Speech that he wants to tight In the hear future. Ho does not fear any man in the world, and believes he rules supreme In his class, To bear out his ' statement he cited the fact that none of the promoters hat been willing lo hung tip n suitable purse to match him with any of tho present day heavy? weights. Tht champion is arranging to leave on ah extended Western theatrical tour , next week. He said he would t,e witl? ing to meet James Coffroth, Tom Mc I Carey or any of the other Western ! promoter.* half way In their attempts I to Hiirn him up for n match. He ?tili I maintains that he is going to Curopo I the latter part of March or the 1st of I April. AMUSEMENTS lltloii?<A aril A \ oke?, 1'iililn?\ audrA lllc. ".Inmiilnii Jupiter-" Illchard Carle, whu is the very elongation of comely, win appear at the Academy In the musical stceplc t*nasc, "Jumping Jupiter." The en? gagement Is litiifte?l t'> three perforrn 'nnTtes <>n Friday Saturday. Carlo'? Irresistible humor Is well known, lie plays the part of Professor ,lu niter ? loudwinie, an expert on dermatology, who goes to a week-end party at 1.Major Biiehatia'n'ri, leafing his wife. win. Is suffering' from toothache,- at ! home. It 1? the usual I'arle plot in the j Ingenuity of its complications add has i its i|uota <>f good looking t'arle chorus t ulils and tuneful sotig ?lilinhi'trM. MI.-s lldna Wallace Moppet is Mr Carln'ri I . hl< l assistant, itnd ha- promised in ifcho? auvoral new gowns Will II, l'hll The i Pianola Piano Unitinc in a single, beautiful case the five most famous pianos in their respective classes, and the Mctrostylc-Thcmodist Pianola. The Pianola Piano places within the means <>f skilled .?ml unskilled alike the superb musical qualities i>f such notable pianos .is the Suin?a>, Wober, Sleek, whcclock ami tin- Stuyvcsant. By mean-; of the Pianola inside the case every member of the family can play these instruments with the brilliancy' of a fin? ished musician. Or these pianos can be played by hand anil practica upon by the student in the ustial manner. Pianola Pianos from $550 to $1500. Walter D.Moses & Co. 10.? East Ihond Street. Oidesr Music House in Virginia and North Carolina. brick, loose-Jointed, looso-llppod and loose-spirited. Is oho of the cleverest comedians to-dtiy, ami Is In a class by hlmsolf when It comes to sltiKlnfr coon son ks. I mi Claire, who was a re vela tlon, lias some new Imltat'ons. Other favorites In the cast nre Cheridah Simpson, Dorothy Maynard, Fred Stantley, Car rick Major, .lesslo Car downlo. Madison SinUh, T_,o2ter Craw? ford and "somo Mills." Takes Feature Event by a Neck! From Guy Fisher, Favorite. Jacksonville, Fla. January 10.? Dphaii, cleverly ridden Uy Hut well, won the feature of to-day's card at Moncrlcf, a selling handicap iit six furlongs, defeating Guy Fisher, the favorite. l>y a neCk, with Rye Straw third. The Stewards last night exon? erated Owner George ivond from any hlanin for the inconsistent running of the horse. All Red. which, resulted In Jockey Davenport's suspension. Sum? maries : First nice?selling. $-100; three-year olds, tlve und a half furlongs?Pharaoh tf. to To first. Scrimmage (even) sec? ond. Ren Jjomond (."? to 2) third. Time, 1:07 l-B. Second race?selling. $400; four year-olds and up. six furlongs?Smoker t!) to 10) first, Star Blue (0 lb 5) sec ond. Manheimer (I to R) third. T'me. 1:13. Third race?purse S400; three-year olds and up. mile and a sixteenth? Carlton G. (4. to ?) first, Aldrlan (SI to :!f>) second. My Oal (7 to 10) third. : Time. 1:48. Fourth race?handicap. $600: three year-olds and up. six furlongs?Donau (4 to 1) first, Guy Fisher (!> to 101 sre onU, Rve Straw (6 to 5) third. Time, 1:13 l-B. Fifth race?selling. four-year-olds end tip. :?t?, furlongs?Stafford (10 Id 11 first, Hick flO to 2) second. Moil Ami (2 to <"?> third. Time. 1:31 3-5. Sixth race -selling, $400; four-year olds and up. mile and ? sixteenth?Dcs coinneta (13 to ioi first, Edwin D (fl lo 3) second. The Monk (20 to 1 I third, Time. 1:48 3-3. DATES OK GRAND CIRCUIT ANXOtrvcnn 11V STEWARDS Buffalo, n. v.. January in.?The stew nrds of Ute Grand Circuit, at their an? nual meeting here to-day, unanimously re-elected last year's ofllccrs and ar? ranged the scheilule of dates for the coming summer. The dates assigned are: Indianapolis, July 10-15; Kalamazoo July 17-22: Grand Rapids, July 24-29: Detroit, July Si-August 6; North Ran? dall. August 7-12; Ruffalo. August II 10; Goshon, August 21-2C: Reiadville, August 28-Scptember 2; Syracuse, Sep? tember ll-lfi; Detroit, September 1S-S3; Columbus, September 2,"-Ortoher ". The stewards decided that the Grand Circuit should not employ either a pro? viding or a starting judge, as recom? mended by the horsemen yesterday. ]?ach association Is left to engage such ofli. iuls as they see lit. although It Is understood ilint the men recommended at the opening meeting will be given preference. The ofllcers re-elected are: Presi? dent, II. K. Dovercaux, of Cleveland; Vice-president, W. P. P.ngleman, of Knlantaitbb; .Secretary-Treasurer, Goo. II. Dietrich, of Cleveland. The buyer who knows the different; in automobiles will own a Jones Motor Car Co. Allen Ave. and Broa.l Srrc::. For si) Y-fnr* ilia House of Quality Straus, Gunst & Co., Distiller* und Blunders ol Pine U'hlftkten. Drink Old Henry Us l.onir Record Proves Ma Men;. I_ Fairbanks-Morse Gasolene Engine Never iscd. $200 t. ... |>. Ash laud. Va. Kleelrle Coiitifruclloii ( <>. of Vn? Khhinoiid. V.l. ?in: r\n THAT n*?t> \<> VAl.vihS. ? Guaranteed I hi k lue Service i'rtcci ui.'-iio ?>? its.noii. Uuiierlnl ?Inlor Car Co., DlHlrllniters UM I \V. ii.i sc. I'lione M?n. ISiia. WILL BE MARRIED TO-DAY Krank Gotcli, without doulit the greatest wrestler the world hau ever known. On .Innunry II notch will mnrry Miss Glndya Oestrich, only daughter or Sir. nuil Sirs. It. Oestrich, or Humboldt. In. Gotcli Im thirty-four ycurs <-l?I, ami 1st worth nhrnit $250,000, while Miss Oestrich In only twenty years old. If George Hnckcnschmldt Insists. Gnfcb niny wrestle hint) otherwise notch Im? promised his flnneee to fornnke tlie mat forever. Excitement Within and With- j ? jut Courthouse Marks Day's Proceeding.-. COURT REPRIMANDS WOMEN' - i Defendant Greatly Agitated During Testimony as to Poison Plot. ? heeling', W; Va., January 10.?Ex? citement within and without tho court-| house marked the first day of taking | testimony In the trial of Mrs. Laura Farnsworth Schenk, charged wli.i poisoning her husband. Within tho court-room the almost irresponsible crowd of women .specta? tors hntl to be constantly rapped to order by Judge Jordan, when startling hits of testimony caused a murmur that interfered with the proceedings, and without when the same crowd ot spec? tators stamped In their efforts to crowd into the court-room when the doors were open. Twice to-day the police without tho court-house were carried before the on? slaught of the women, at the opening of the building early in the morning nnd agnin In tho afternoon following recess. In the afternoon the rush into tue building was so sudden that sev? eral women were knocked down and trampled upon, and one woman. -Mrs. Anteile Kirch, was taken to the. hos? pital, after the police had beat tin crowd buck. The disorder within the court-room started at the testimony of William Wolfe, who bad graveled In Europe ?villi Joint O, Schenk. the alleged poison victim. Wolfe i est tiled to ?ehcnk's good health during the Euro? pean trip, and there were gasps from (no spectators that brought sharp re? buke from the bench when the wit? ness, in detailing a conversation with Mrs. Schenk, quoted her us Baying: "Hilly. 1 don't think John will live long." Mrs. Schenk made the declaration, ac? cording to Wolfe, ufter the return from Europe, when Schenk was stricken with his strango illness. Symptoms <>f i.col Poisoning. Dr. Gregory Ackcrman was called und testified that Schenk was .suffering with '.??ad poisoning before I Jr. P. E Hupp was brought into the case, und Hint he had been brought from a local hospital, after remaining there but a few days, lie Kdvised ttio patient while In the hospital; tirst, not to eat anything brought him from his home. Every symptom of lead poisoning was found in the blood tests, declared I if. Ackcr mnn, as well as nIEothcrs made. The defense passed examination, ponding further direct rptciMions, and Hr. p. nigar lies! was called. ft was apparent at this point that the state was endeavoring lo show thai tio, two pnisntis had been admInlstored to S. henk. Ii was in i he afternoon that the half-hysterical spectators were most Severely reprimanded. It came when Dr. Hupp was testifying. Dr. Hupp it was who revealed tho nlleged poison plot and who took Schenk from his home to the hospital. It was shown by his statements thai Schenk was suf? fering frftm two poisons, acetate of loud and arsenic. The dramatic/ inci? dent crime when he said that on oho visit to tho Schenk home Mrs. Schenk sild to him: "Perhaps l would bo hot? ter satlslled it you would lot him die." The witness also told of blood tests he had made, of the analysis of mineral waters Schenk was using, and also of tio- analysis of the medicines lie (Hupp) had prescribed. Several bottles ho saw about the sick loom aroused] his suspi? cions, because of a sediment in them, and it Is Umso ho had analyzed. The] onalyssca v.on- hoi admitted to evtdonco fit. this time. This was the only stage, of the day's proceedings at which Mrs. Schenk displayed any agitation. she dropped her bead and grew pale as the allegation was made. .Mis Schenk was smiling as she en? tered 11.h i room this morning, und tu the salutations of her counsel she I replied: "I'm feeling line, i am partic? ularly w.ii pleased with the. jury, ami I am stire I will got justice." Judge Jordan Is very desirous of closing I ho ? ase by Saturday night and has Intimated that It will be done, even It nicht sessions of court must lie held. I.ling ford Defeats .fenn'etle. Huston. Mnss.. January Iii. ? Sam l/;ngford defeated Jo- Jeanette In a slashing bout of twelve rounds h.e ; fore ihn Armory A.A. to-nlgbl. Eing I ford had ;i decisive load in every i round but .mo. in the first round he cropped Jeanette for a count of 1 eight. MIrh RIoilyH Oralrlcli, fluucec of Frank Gntch. the cbo.ru i>f?iii urosiiiT. Their mhrriasrc ?111 it?ii<- place ai Hunt bolill, In., tliclr home Iowa, nn Jnnuury II. thinks lqrimer km of fraud (Continued From Klrst Pasc) Senator,' find the formation of a com? plete union for co-operation? between them." Received 10S Voten. Proceeding to a discussion of th* events just before and at the time of the election, Mr. Crawford pointed out that Lorlmer received ]0S of the 202 v.itc's cast in the election for Senator May 2li, 1303. "In this 10V he said, "are the votes ?*f White. Browne, llroderlck. Wilson, Uoltsluw, Bockemeyer, Link. r,uk<., Shephard, Clark and He Wolf, all of rvhoni are Democrats), and. in my opin? ion, nie vine of each was tainted with fraud and corruption. White, Holt slaw, Bockemeyer and Link confessed Co rocclvlng money designated as 'Lorlmer money.' ns well as part of the 'Jackpot.' Shepherd, Luke and Clark might as well have admitted It, he cause the evidence am to their guilt is overwhelming. Senator Crawford finds no help for the supporters of Mr. Lurlmor In the fact that Lee O'.Vell Browne was B< - njultlcd In the court?. BURKETT BILL PASSES Hciiiilre* Riillrmida to tar "Safe nud Suitable'* llollera. Washington. D. C, January 10.?Re? sponding to petitions from CO.ooo loco? motive operatives, th? Senate to-day pnssed the Hnrkett hill, requiring In? terstate railroads to equip their loco? motives with "safe and suitable" holl? ers. The bill requires complete Inspection of all locomotives, and to this end pro? vides for the appointment of a corps of fifty district Inspectors, under the direction <>f a chief Inspector and two assistants. These Inspectors are to be appointed only upon taking a civil service ex-j amlnatloii. The bill was passed without a nega tlve vote, it Is a Senate measure, and ; now goes to the House. INCREASE IN PENSIONS mil Pniao* Houae Adding (t4ff,000.000 to Annual llolla. Washington. January 10.?The pas-| sago by the Mouse to-day of the bill Increasing old-age pensions of Mexican and Civil War veterans, which adds $46,000,000 to tho annual pension rolls, was marked by an impassioned address by Speaker Cannon, who took the floor for the nest time this session. The Speaker began by quoting, t lit observation contained In President Taft*a message that Congress should deal liberally with the old soldiers, their widows and orphans. Me In dulged In n good deal of sentiment and was loudly applauded when he pointed to the Democratic aide of tho Mouse and said: "You thank God, anil wo on this side of the Mouse thank God at the great result Of the alxtl'S." Mr. Cannon declared that In tlmo of emergency this country had depended and would continue to depend upon it." citizen soldiery. "They have never failed to respond with telling effect," he Said; "and they lo ver will fall us." Mr. Cannon Bald bluntly that as the country had unlimited confidence In its manhood to moot every demand upon It, he doubted whether congress would ever authorize a large standing army. Tlu- pension bill which the Speaker had so earnestly advocated was then passed by the overwhelming vote of !M2 to 65, Among prominent members of the House who voted against the bill were Representative Payne, of New York, chairman of the Ways and Means Com? mittee; Representative Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, of the Committee on Hub -; Weeks, "f Massachusetts: l.nng wnrth, of Ohio; McCa.ll, of Massachu actts; Townsend, of Michigan: Olllott, of Massachusetts! ?I'll, of Connecticut, and Mahn, of Illinois. ANOTHER GREAT FIRE VISITS CINCINNATI Chamber of Commerce Building Destroyed, En? tailing Loss of $1,000,000?A Dozen Firemen Injured and Many Lives May Have Been Lost. Cm Innaii. *?.. January 10.?Kntailtiiii ?i loss of mure than $1,.,00?< this city, suffered Its second great lire within three weeks, when the Chamber of bommeree building', at fourth and Vine Street?, was destroyed lo-nlght, ml jacent property damaged, a do/..',, lire men injured and possibly lives lost. While several llremeii still are un? accounted for up to a late hour, re. ports of fatalities among llrcmcn tind spectators who were caught In the wreckage of tin- collapsed roof have not been confirmed. Whether there are bodies still in tho wreckage cannot be definitely nscer. tained to-night. It Is known Hum i>" : wer,? a large number of employes at work when the lire started. The Cincinnati stock Exchange and the EoulsvHle and N'nsliville Itallrond offices, both of which contained records almost invaluable, were consumed in the conflagration. Only the bare walls of what was Cin? cinnati's ui'.si magnificent architectural building remain, '['he building had u valuation of $i,0(in.u0a, while the flx tures in the various olllces were valued at $50,000. de slock? of several business houses New York. January 10.?The Now York Americans will train in Athens. t!a.. next spring, after twenty-two of the regulars have spenl a fortnight at Hot Springs, Vn. It Is planned to have Hies.-- men report in Hot Springs on .March 1. while eight young players will go direct t" Athens on March 15, where limy will under the direction of Catcher Charles A. ("O'uke") Karrcll. The exhibition games for tho Highland? ers prior to the opening of the season follow: Wirst team: March 27 and 28, Atlanta: March 29, Birmingham; March SO, Chat? tanooga; March :u, Nashville; April I. 2 und ;i, Cincinnati; April I, Columbus; April '?> und 6, Indianapolis; April S and ft, Wllkcsbarre; April in, Set-union.' Second team: March 23. 27 and 28, Richmond; March 29, Newport News: March 30, :tl .Hoi April 1. Norfolk; April II and I, Baltimore; April f.. Tren? ton. April i"> ami 7, Jersey City; April , 9, Prlyc'etoh. in the block were damaged, but the I Uro wo? confined to the Chamber oi\ Common ?? building Fully .'..nun persons were crowded directly outstlde the lire line:' when the roof collapsed] Smoke and Hying sparks flllcd the streets for two squares and a panic- followed, .Men ami wo? men fought to escape, and many were trampled in the rush. Many sustained bruises and ruts, but no one uns re? ported seriously Injured. ? Owing I" the density of the smoke, the police were powerless to cop,, with the situation for fully ten minutes, and nearby otllce, buildings were turned Into hospitals for the injured ' ami shelter places for the pahlc-strleken. i.M'itK.tsi-: or nt.* I'Hii cts.vr. Flgurex of MImnInnIppI'm' eitlen Hnvlog Population In K.veeHH of ,*>,00o, Washington, l>. C, January 10.?-Mis? sissippi's cities having a population In! excess of 5,000 showed an average rata! of increase of 70.8 per cent, during the pas! decade. Statistics of the pop' Illation of these cities, issued to-day by the Director of the Census, show they contributed 27.5 per cent, of the Stale's lotal Increase in population ol 2-15.34-1. A gain of eight cities having over : .'..tiiiu people was made during the tan I years, the twelfth census showing only soven, while the thirteenth shows iif-1 ten. Of the live largest cities, llntties htirg showed the greatest Increase, the rate being 181.f, per cent. Jackson follows with 17 J per cent. Increase: Meridian, with 65.6 per cent., and Vlcksbltrg, with lit."- per cent., while. Natchez, Hie fourth city in size, de? creased lit', or ::. 1 per cent., being the only city in Mississippi over :,,00o which i-Ho wed n loss. The most remarkable growth wa.-; shown in Gulfport, which Increased 502,1 per cent. Meridian, which In 1000 held second place In the rank of Mississippi's cities, moves into llrat place. VTcksburg, which held first place, was passed by both Meridian and Jackson, and as? sumes third place. Jackson moved from fourth to second place, and Natch? ez from third to fourth place. Population statistics announced to? day Included the following Mississippi cities: City. l:< I i. 1000. Greenville . '?'.OH' 7,?'.j2 liattiesVurg .11,738 I.III? Meridian - - - '-.23.285 ir..ir.o Natchez .11.791 7.920j are as thoroughly inspected as any automobiles in the world?no mat? ter what their prices. There are more than 200 men? all of them experts?in the Inspec? tion Department of the Chalmers Motor Company. These men aro the autocrats of the factory. Their ' word is law, for they arc respon? sible for any defect that may creep in. These 200 expert inspectors arc our guarantee of Chalmers Quality. Let us show you how perfectly a motor car can be built. Gordon Motor Co., Inc. "Cars of Character" RICHMOND, - - VIRGINIA, SUIT FOR $6,000,000 Action Started in Chicago Court Against .tnmp* A. Patten. Chicago, III.. January 10_James A. fatten, retired millionaire grain brok? er, whose successful operations In th? ?oiion market led recently to Fedora] grand Jury Indictments ngalnst hire and associates, was su.-vl for 16,000,000 In tins Superior Court to-day. The plaintiff, L>r. Paul Burmaster. president of the Chicago Anti-Gam Ming League, does not claim to hav? been a participant or a loser in any of tho operations with Mr. Patten, bu| brings still under an lllluolo Statut? whereby any person having knowl? edge of a gambling transaction maj sue and recover to tho umount of ihre? times the total lost by tho victims of Sambiers. The suit was suppressed for service to await the return of Mr. Patten frort Hot Springs. Ark., and complete se? crecy as to Its nature was maintained oy counsel for both nldes of the ac? tion. Burmastor was Inspired to bring tin suit, he said, through recently becom? ing acquainted with a retired broker, who related t-i the physician the man? ner In which men win and lose money on the board of trade, chiefly through dealings In "futures." Through a brokerage house in La Salle Street. Dr. Burinaster Is said to have obtained the names of perrons who dealt with Patten during the last two years, and through this list ol transaction* arrives at the total losi of $2,000.000. The Hit la the founda? tion to the action begun to-day. BRILLIANT AFFAIR President Gives Reception to Diplo? matic f orp* til W hile Mouse. Washington, P. C. January 10.?-The reception to the diplomatic corps at th. White House to-night, the llrst ..f tin- four state receptions given by the President, was a brilliant affair. Tho Whit- House, brightly Illumi? nated; both within and without, was the scene of a distinguished gathering of the representatives of almost every nation. Baron Hengelmtillcr von Hen gervar, dean of the diplomatic corps, headed the line, which passed before President and Mrs Tuft. Mrs. Sherman and tho wives of the Cabinet members The ambassadors and ministers fol? lowed In the order oi* their precedence in the diplomaiio ein le. l-'ollou ing iho diplomats came tho Cabinet members, Chief Justice white, the associate JusUcen of the Supreme Court. Senators and Representatives, and army ami navy olhcers- Tho re? ception was held In the Blue Room, and the guests passed Into the slate dining room. Where .- buffet supper was served. A dam .- in the Hast Boom concluded the festivities, '.'"he Presi? dent and Mrs Taft did not dance, but Miss Helen Tufl was among the dancers, as whs Speaker Cannon. Neither the Secretary of War nor Mr., Dickinson attended, because of the death recently of their son. Celebrate Silver .Iiibller. Brother Ohnrle*. tho director of St. Peter*? School for Uoy*. will celebrate hi* ?llver lubllee In Che Xaverlon Or.h-r next Satur? day, lie ?n? formerly connected with St. Kavier'? College, Louisville, ami later at St. John's HlRh School. Worcester, Mass. A number of his former pupils will Join In an informal celebration of the anniversary, itoniums si'MMon hki.p. 'I ukc lit Moris When AHSlstnnce Ar? rives for Wounded Policeman. Minneapolis, Minn.. January to.?Af? ter shooting and painfully wounding Mounted Patrolman J. J. McOulrc early to-day, three robbers tired their re? volvers in the air until assistance ar? rived ami then escaped. McOulrc came upon the men while they were working at the rear door Of the grocery store of N. Boynum, and was about to cover them with his re? volver, when he stepped on a board covered by snow and made a noise which alarmed the robbers- They flash? ed their light on the officer and flTcd .- bullet, breaking the bones In his right arm. McGuIre dropped his pistol und. though suffering great pain, picked It up and I'tred wildly at his assailants. The pain then caused him to fall in it licup in the snow. The robbers gathered around him and in<iufVed if he was seriously hurt. "Not bud." replied McOuiro, The men then lired their revolvers in iho air and when they saw two men running toward them they fled. Meet hut Postponed. The i.ual mooting of the Firm Regiment Association has been postponed from J?n iiaiv Hi io January 21. This action wan taken at u meeting ?.: the executive committee held Inn nijrht. In view of a meeting ef f.co Camp and of other organization* on the evening llrisi selected. Seventy members are now enrolled, mid a loial of 2?> i- expected by the time the work of tho promoters Is complete. . . IN , THE TROUBLE MAKERS, including LUCY DALY and SO others. I NEXT WEEK.?"As the Sun Went Down." THE LUBXN Hntire change of vaudeville program Mon? day and Thum.lav. New picture* every other day. A dollar bill for a dime.