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appreciable. IoukIIi of time occurred between the shots, anil that Williams pleaded not to Im- shot again. Others testified that they did not hear W11 - j Hams plead for bis life l'uryear sur- , rendered, and was ne<|Ultted before Magistrate Kldwcll, who died a short lime after tho hearing, nut Common? wealth's Attorney Gunn succeeded Inj havliiK Pur>'ear indicted, and be was ; placed on trial. The jury In the case consisted of the ! following men 15. I> R?ffln, foreman: it j O. Meredith, J. T. Shcppcrson. J. M. Briggs. Ben Baughan, F. A. Dykcns, M. Li, Burton, W. U Quarles. .1. <i Hilfert. , H. T Slaughter, .1. W. Hughes und Henry Ford. (Continued From First Page ) their line Tn good order and showed j no panic. . j 'I'll, rapid-Are good aim of the in- I s ',"S was more than I he soldiers! could stand, and they shrank from | Closing for a llhal assault. j The battle started at 1:30 o'clock, end continued steadily until 7:30. As darkness approached the 'twenty In surrcctos who had been sent for horses appeared on a neighboring hill ap? proaching at a gallop. The bugles 61 Hie soldiers blew a retreat, and lhp>' fell hack about a mile, where they look a stronger position In a shallow canon. The Held was left to the Insur recto's, and the band of olehteen had successfully held at bay nearly ten times their number for three hours. The Insurrectos burled their dead, tared for the wounded, packed their equipment, and two hours later started across country for El Burro, the moun? tain where they have established their stronghold. city Irk needs simpler system (Continued From First Page,) Th, legislative committee reported its work "ii several important points. During the sessions of the last Legis? lature it appeared in behalf of the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Po? tomac Bailroad, ami was Instrumental! in the defeat of certain bills that the chamber considered a burden to the load It also materially assisted In the passage of a law requiring the roads to accept interchangeable mileage books, which was a great point for the convenience of the commercial traveling man. The committee opposed a bill proposing to prohibit the grant in^ Ijy railroads of exclusive privileges to transfer companies for baggage and passenger delivery. The bill was so modified as pot to apply to cities of tiior.- than 5,000 inhabitants. it was also ac tive in the defeat of the bill Increasing the tax on manufactured tobacco. This committee was one of the most active and important in the Chamber last year, and took part In every important question that came within Its scope. Better Train Servier. Many of the questions In which the legislative committee participated came also before the traffic bureau, so that the two worked together largely, und many points in the report of th,c bureau and the committee were al? most identical, especially In so far as they touched upon railroad business. Some work "f the bureau, however, has brought direct results to the city. Bet? tet schedules have beep obtained on the lines running in the city: the Rich? mond sleeper on the Atlantic coast Line has become an established fea? ture, and many other things increas? ing facilities fe-r the passenger and shipper hive been accomplished large? ly through this department of the Chamber. In commenting on the work of his department Trofnv Manager Goodman called particular attention to the excellent service rendered by tin- Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Railroad: In a general way the Committee e.n the improvement of .lames River cov? ered the great amount of work that has ge.n. on tindei its supervision, along with members from the city Council .lohn c Freeman, chairman of the committee,?'?made ..especial reference to ihe urgent need of funds for the Inter? ests of the merchants and manufac? turers r.f the city In the preparation of adequate trackage and wharfage facilities along the river front. He recommended the personal application of those Interested to the Council Com? mittee on Finance. What Conventions Did. Thlf statement from the report of the convention committee will serve to Fliow what has been accomplished by it: "It is conservatively estimated that this i.OOtj representative strangers who ?: Red Richmond In conventions dur? ing the y.-ar 1 f* 1 o, through the efforts of the committee, spent, per capita, h?s.-d on a ten-day slay, at least Jin, ] making a total amount expended of about lIRO.oilj. Considering the char Si let of purchases. It is fair to esti? mate- that a riet profit of at least }C<0,000 resulted to our people. Results ir.iin other conventions meeting in Richmond, not procured directly by this committee, doubtless resulted 111 pre> portionate benefit." T!i<- comtillttoes on agriculture and Immigration; advertising and municipal! affairs were equally as llatterlng as the others. The following new members were elected: Abrains paint and Clus.-. Com? pany, A W. Baker, George M, Cease, Gat bright-chiles Company, .lohn T. (Joddtii & c... Haines, .lories a- Cudbtiry Company, G. L Hall Optical Company. Inc.. McCiurerbrivenport-Taylor Ce,m. pany, Inc."; Overman Williamson Com? pany. W. B. I'ureoll, Jr., Company. Wirt K. Taylor. .1. F. Kohler A; Sons, j Jnc . rind J. .1. 111. key. READY TO REPEL BANDITS Armed Guards Will Ho Carried on I nton Parllle Trains, Salt Lake City. Utah, January 12.? Bandits who are ambitious to bold up passenger trains on the Utah division of the- Union Pacific will encounter hereafter the most Improved rifles in | the hands e.f men who know how to use. them. Under orders from the division su? perintendent, effective to-day, evei-v passenger train will carry an armed guard. The- precaution Is the result e.f the robbery e,f the Overland Lim? ited last week. HOME FOR BRITISH SUBJECTS1 Mm. ftryer Heim? Movement for \ m-.i Men i.n.i Women. New VortC, January 12.?The Impe? rial Order Of Daughters of the Empire In the United states, of which Mrs .lames Hryee. wife of the British am? bassador, is honorary president, ari nouni es plans for the building of a home for aged British men arid wo? men In this country The Institution will be located In suburban New York. 0 robs ill) bri Long Island, where a -iin ?Wo site has been offered to the so tlctV free of charge. Good Things in Men's Fine Suits and Overcoats Are being snatched up well-dressed men who know values and who know the merit of the Berry Sales. Many garments were sold yesterday, the first day of the big sale. To-day as the news has spread we'll have customers from all over as well as from many points out-of-town. YOU should call yourself to-day. Get first choice. Richmond Men's Overcoats $15 Overcoats now ... $ 9.85 18 and $20 Overcoats now 12.85 25 Overcoats now . . . 17.85 32 and $35 Overcoats now 22.85 38 and $40 Overcoats now 26.85 50 and $65 Overcoats now 35.85 Fur and Fur-Lined Overcoats $20 Fur Overcoats now . $12,85 25 Fur Overcoats now . 17.85 50 Fur-Lined Overcoats now 35.85 75 Fur-Lined Overcoats now 55.85 100 Fur-Lined Overcoats now 75.85 190 Fur-Lined Overcoats now 135.85 MEN'S SUITS $18 and $20 Suits now . . $12.85 25 and 28 Suits now . . 17.85 $30 and $32 Suits now . 38 and 40 Suits now . $22.85 26.85 These Suits are Berry-made and represent the best tailoring talent Boys' and Girls' Garments Almost Unreservedly in the Sale Handsome Suits and Coats remaining from our greatest season's business to be slaughtered in price. This is why we always have NEW goods when a season opens. Boys' Fine Suits These Suit*, like the men's, arc made to our special order?they can't he duplicated elsewhere. $5.00 Double-Breasted Suits at. $3.45 $6.50 and $6.00 Double-Breasted Suits at.$4.75 $8.00 and $7.50 Double-Breasted Suits at.$5.85 $10.00 and $9.00 Double-Breasted Suits at_$6.75 $12.50 and $12.00 Double-Breasted Suits at. $14.00 and $13.50 Double-Breasted Suits at. $18.00 and $15.00 Double-Breasted Suits at. Sizes S to 18 years. $5 Sailor. Russian and Eton Mouse Suits at $6.50 and $6.00 Sailor, Russian and Eton Blouse Suits at .$4.75 $7.50 and $7.00 Sailor, Russian and Eton Blouse Suits at .$5.85 $9.00 and $8.00 Sailor, Russian and Eton Blouse Suits at .$6.75 $7.75 . $9.85 $12.75 $3.45 Boys ' Overcoats and Reefers t u ;r-ce is, all Berry gar Rcmember, no matter mcntr. nre guaranteed. Boys' $5.00 Reefers at.$3.45 Bovs' $6.50 and $6.00 Reefers at.$4.75 Bovs' $7.50 and $7.00 Reefers at.$5.75 Boys' $9.00 and $8.00 Reefers at.$6.75 Bovs' $12.00 and $10.00 Reefers at.$7.75 Berry Coats for Girls Here's a rare rltance to try the fashionable man-tailored garments at a little price. $8.00 and $7.50 Cas simcrc Coats at. $10 and $9 Gassi mere Coats at . $12.00 Fancy Cassl niere Coats at . $15.00 Fancy Cassl mere and Kersey Coats at . $4.85 $5.75 $7.80 $9.85 $18 Blue and Gray (PI "I QA linchllla Coats at tj) 1 I Ch Full leiiRth Coat vcars. sizes up to IS Boys' $8.00 Heavy Blue Chinchilla Reefers at. .$5.75 Boys* $10 Heavy Blue Chinchilla Reefers at-$6.75 Bovs' $12.50 Heavy Blue and Gray Chinchilla ' Reefers at.$8.75 Boys' $12.50 Long Overcoats at.$7.85 Boys' $15.00 and $14.00 Long Overcoats at.$9.90 Sizes 12 to 18 years. Boys' and Girls' O'Coats Buttoned to neck. $7.50 and $7.00 Coats at.$4.75 $10 and $9.00 Coats at.$5.85 Sizes 2.? to 10 years. A Lot of Puritan and Mother's Friend Waists 50c Waists at.,.. .38c $1.00 and 75c Waists at.55c Men's Shoes The Berry and Hanau $5, $6 and $6.50, (PO ?C broken lots, at. tJ)t)?Oi> A Jubilee for Travelers Anticipate your vacation needs if you haven't any now. TRUNKS $5.00 Trunks dropped to. $3.50 $7.00 Trunks dropped to . $4.50 $8.00 Trunks dropped to. $5.00 S').00 Trunks dropped to_. $6.50 $10.00 Trunks dropped to.- $7.00 $14.00 Trunks dropped to -.$10.00 $18.00 Trunks dropped to.$12.00 $24.00 Trunks dropped to .$18.00 $28.00 Trunks dropped to.$20.00 $32.00 Trunks dropped to.$22.00 $35.01) Trunks dropped to.$25.00 S50.00 W ardrobe Trunks to.$35.00 $65.00 Innovation Trunks to.$45.00 INDESTRUCTO "TOURISTS." $15 Steamer at. $9.75 $16 Steamer at.$10.75 $18 Men's Trunks at.$11.75 $20 Women's Trunks at.$12.75 BAGS $5.00 Bags dropped to. $3.50 $6.00 Bags dropped to _. $4.00 $7.50 Bags dropped to_. $5.00 $9.00 Bags dropped to. $6.00 $12.00 Bags dropped to. $8.00 $14.00 Bags dropped to.$10.00 $18.00 Bags dropped to.$12.00 $20.00 Bags dropped to.$14.00 $25.00 Bags dropped to.$18.00 $30.00 Bags dropped to.$22.00 SUIT CASES $4.00 $7.50 $9.00 $14.00 $15.00 $18.00 $20.00 $22.00 Suit Cases dropped to. $2.75 Suit Cases dropped to. $5.00 Suit Cases dropped to. $6.00 Suit Cases dropped to.$10.00 Suit Cases dropped to.$11.00 Su'.t Cases dropped to.$12.00 Suit Cases dropped to.$16.00 Suit Cases dropped to . . !_$18.00 Resume of Other Sales in Progress at Berry's Hungerford System Trousers $5.00 Trousers at.$3.75 $7.50 Trousers at.$4.75 $8.50 Trousers at.$5.75 $10.00 Trousers at.$6.75 Children's Hats At a Third Off the Prices. $1.25 Hats at. 84c $1.50 Hats at.$1.13 $2.00 Hats at.$1.34 $2.50 Hats at.$1.67 $4.00 Hats at.$2.67 $5.00 Hats at.$3.33 Manhattan Shirts Practically all fancies. $1.50 Manhattans at. . $1.15 $2.00 Manhattans at. . $1.45 $3.00 Manhattans at. . $1.88 A Sox Sale Lines of $1.00 Half Hose at.50c 50c Half Hose at.35c 35c Half Hose at.21c Soft and Stiff Broken lots of Soft Hats and Derbies that sold up to $4, and another small lot of Derby "Seconds," made to sell at $4 and $5. Choice, FOR PUBLIC PARKS Boiling Would Improve and Enlarge City's Breathing Spaces. BUDGET FOR BUILDINGS Electric Wiring of City JIail to Prove Expensive Item. Lists of wants for maintenance arid Improvement of city parks uml bullil- I in es w ere adopted by the Council Com? mittee on Clrounds and Buildings last! jnight ami forwarded to the Commit-. ier on Finance as an outline for tho I annual budget. Building Inspector Heek asks u total of $65.078.1:i for I maintenance and Improvement of pub lie buildings, and Jl?.Trts for pay roll of janitors. City Engineer Holling asks $ 1 lf'.f72 for public park Improver merits and maintenance, und $6,370 for playgrounds, the Items Including ?17, i'ii7 for payment of regulativ employed parkkecpers. Building Inspector Beck recommends mi extensive overhauling I and repairing of the City Hall, includ? ing new electric wiring, and changing elevator and heating systems. The park budget proposes Hie enlargement of Riverside Park, purchase of addi? tional property at William Byrd Hark, extensive work on driveways in Hie Shield's drove annex to Willinhl Byrd Pork, and large improvements at Jo? seph Bryan Park, on which tho city has up to this time spent nothing Whatever. In last year's budget tho total appropriation for grounds arid parks, including pay roil and Improve? ments, was but $42,720.02, while for buildings there was appropriated last year $53,250,33, The city added to tho budget of last year $2,1.305 for Dual payments on the Blues' Armory, ami $4.r..ooa for construction of the admin? istration building at Pair (7 rounds. In each Instance the new list of wants includes contemplated improvements in South Richmond. Improve City Hull. On the City Hall building, Inspector Beck proposes spending $31,0.13.15 this year. That amount Includes mainte? nance and supplies of all kinds, and the following items of improvement: Improvement to boilers. $1,800; new furniture. $1,500: electric wiring and repairs to fixtures, $!'. is.'.: replacing Hie flooring with torrnzo, }1.:!77: vacuum heating system. $4,500; mail chutes. $1,200; repairs to elevators. ?:;.. :'.7.'.; painting. $1,200; repairing stone, $1.000. For Improvements to the clerk's of? fice. Dustings Court, Pnrl 2, metal tiling cases nnd general repairs, $2,000. Washington Ward StatlonfillOU it Repairs, ulready under contract, $l,ooo Chemical Laboratory?Rent, extra help and chemicals, $1,500. City Auditorium? -1'uintiug, new lloor on stage. 7?S opera chairs In balcony, and general repairs. $2,666.20. First Regiment Armory?tibi kors arid repair. $2,376.42. Hoof to be made Safe and building remodeled on separate es? timate. Howitzers' Armory ?Metal lockers and repairs. $2,082.76. Blues' Armory?2C0 opera chairs, gymnasium lit tings, rifle, racks arid ot her repairs. $4.34 I. Kali-mount Town Hall?General re? pairs. $1011. City Jail ? Repairing ventilator sys? tem and Interlocking mechanism, $1,500; legislative requirements, coal, bedding and hospital supplies. $1.500. City Hall?Mechanical stokers for bollers, $ 1.500. Building rispector's Fund?Teams anel extra help. $1,000. Building Department?Light, water and power, $5.176; fuel and Ice, $3,700. Bark Budget. City Engineer Boiling's budget for parks Is as follows: Chlmboraso Park, $10.:',10; Marshall Square. $5.055; Jefferson Park. $3,2'.S; Taylor's 11111, $7,1m>: Monroe Park, $2,'.u>0; Gamble's Hill, $4.460; Riverside, $7,700; C'Utshaw Place, $930; Monument Avenue grass plots, $1,560; small squares $760; William Herd Park, Jlii, 115; Nursery. $2,352; Joseph Bryan Me? morial Hark, $82,780; Washington Square, $7,094; miscellaneous accounts. $2,380; payroll, $17,1157. Playgrounds?Fulton, $1,035; Sea brook. $]..s3?; Shockoe, $2,010; Moore Street, $S90; six school playgrounds, $f,00; total $0.370. improve Itrynn Park, Improvements proposed at Bryan Turk, for which the city has Just elect? ed a park keeper, lo take office Feb? ruary 1, include: Fencing around entire park, with gates, $1 1,000; memorial gate at main entrance, $5,000; repairs to houses, $1,000; opening nnd graveling roads, $5,000; new concreto dam and lake, S -. boathoiise. and six boats, $700; 100 park benches, $350; extra labor,$730; drainage, $1,000. At Chlinborazo Park it is proposed to continue the grading of the hillside at a cost of $1,500, and lo purchase ad? joining property to enlarge the park, at a cost of $ 1.000. At Taylor's Hill It Is proposed to ex? pend $5,iiiHi in grading along the hill? side of Twenty-first Street. in Monroe Park granolithic walkways are asked at a cost of $1,300. In Gamble's Hill Park it is proposed to erect a retaining wall to cost $2,"no. In Riverside Park an item Is Includ? ed for purchase of several adjoining lots to enlnrge the property, costing $7,500. At William Byrd Park. At William Byrd Park, besides tl.o usual Items of the maintenance and care of the largest and most frequent cd of the. city's parks, there are special items as follows: Teams, $925; extra labor, $3.500; curbing and guttering, $2.500; oiling roads, $1,000; graveling and opening driveway around lake in Shield's Grove annex. $4,500; oiling Shield's Grove roadways, $1,000; now park house, $1,800; Iron pipe through dam in Shield's Grove lake, $2,200; granolithic curb and guttering In Shield's Grove roadwnys, $:i,f>t>U; pur? chase ot Plzzini property between Elm Street and Davis Avenue, to connect Reservoir with Shield's Grove properly, $15,000. In South Richmond, The original budget for Washington Squure. was enlarged, nt the request ot Mr. Brown, to Include the following items: Granolithic coping, $1,18/; granolithic walks, $S97; fountain. $500; fountain basin and connections. $800; fence around fountain, $100; fifty park benches, $200 surfacing, soiling und seeding park. $2,410; tree's nnd labor, $1,000: total, $7,0!>4. Building Inspector Beck reported the stile at public auction for $.650 of n building and lot at the Intersection oi. Stuart and Llttlepago it roots, formerly PILES Oil RED IX (I TO 11 DAYS. Your druKfflsl will refund money if PA SCO OINTMENT fit lit* to cure any ease of ltch liut. Blind, Bleeding1 or l'roirudli|t Pilo? bl 6 lo M days. 64o, used for school purposes, und tho saio wns continued. Hills for supplies and equipment lor tho City Chemist to the amount of $8(0.75 were ordered paid. ON MAIDEN VOYAGE I.liter Olympic, I.nrccNt steamer Alii.ill, lo Sail June 14. New York. January 12.?It is an? nounced timi white star liner Olytuple. the largest steamer atloat. j win leave Southampton, England, and Cherbourg, France, Juno H, on her maiden voyane. The Olympic will leave New York June 28, being assigned lo the fust mail service between New Vork. Plymouth, Cherbourg ami South amptou. At the last mentioned port over $5,000,000 Is being expended In Itnproveiuenls to accommodate the ; Olympic and her sister leviathan, 'ft- ? tanlc. ? TROOPS FIRE ON MOBS Bleven People Are Killed anil Many Injured. Bombay, January r_'.?Troops called out to-day to iiucll a riot fired several volloys lulu the crowds, killing eleven I and wounding fourteen persons, L.n b year riots marl; tin- ee lei ll a I Ion of the. Muliarrnm, the nisi month ot the Md-j hummedan year, when trouble Is bound to ails,- between the Bunnlte, or ortho? dox section, ami tin: Slilabs, the sec ond Breill division of Mohammedans. A Brent procession wns arranged for to-, day to mark the close of the Muhar ram festival, hul this was prohibited by the police. Rioting begun and mobs gathered in large force; The i?o llco wore stoned ami found themselves unable to slop the lighting:. Then troops were rushed lo the scene of | the norccsl rioting nnd orders were (riven to lire oil the mobs. AN APPEAL TO TAFT Women Ink Ulm in Prevent llcitcern. lion of Mount Vermin. Washington. D. C, January 12.?? President Tuft was appealed to to-day by a delegation ol the Mount Vor lion Ladies' Association to Intercede In the construction of the proposed new reformatory for the District of Columbia, the site of which has been I Chosen at Bolvolr, Va.. a. few inlloi from Mourn Vornon, the nation's most historic landmark. The delegation was headed by Miss Harriet C, Come gys, regont of the association', and w.is accompanied by Representative Ciirlln. of Virginia. Tin- delegation contended that In? asmuch as vast sums of money had been expended for the proper care of the BUrrouhdingfl of Mount Vrrrsm thev considered It their paramount duty to safeguard this place of na? tional Importance and to preserve its surroundings from desecration, The President gave no decision In the matter, but he promised to take up tin- matter with the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, E?UEL TO REGENT FAILURE OE BANK (Continued From First Page.) Laurcnee .Stabler, directors, and Uurd. tier 1.. Hoothe, attorney. May lake Vctloll AkiiIiim Itnnk, I Special to The Titnos-I ilspalch | Alexandria, Va., January 12.?Ac? cording i'i a statement made this morning by Commonwealth's Attorney Samuel ii. prent, lie contemplates tiak.4 inn action at an early date against tli,' Virginia Safe Deposit ami Trust Corporation, which institution is now in the hands of receivers Mr Until ? lid mo niake it known what action -he contemplates taking lu the matter, although he said he would take for? mal action as soon us he receives cer? tain pii'pera from Richmond, which h< expected will lie within the next few ? lays. This news will doubtless bo receiv? ed with surprise by many Interested, Inasmuch as the receivers, together With an expert bank examiner, ate now engaged in the task of uning over tli,- I,,,nits of tin- company. They have not, however, yet made n report. It Is not known when a report will be made, or if it is, such announcement has n?t been made public. Mr. Brent said this- morning that ho had tust returned from Richmond, where he Interviewed At torney-i o-neral Williams. State Auditor Donahue, It. P.. Prent is, chairman of the State Cor? poratlon Commission: Joseph Button, Insurance Commissioner, and Mr. Barksdale In reference to the mat? ter. HOLDING WAS SMALL lltililer at 'lav Mile lor ?lTO-Trllllonta Interest In Property, Springfield, Mass, January 12.? When a bid was offered In good faitli to-day fur a l wo-hundrcd-and-ftfty i lircc-trillionth Interest in a picea of Vernon Strict property Tax Collector I'razcr. who conducted the unpaid taxes sale, was in a quandary. The bidder, Mrs. Jeanette A Lincoln, demanded consideration tinder the col? lector's nil" that the small bidders' wants shall In- supplied Urs! The collector decided to postpone tho sale, and u few minute* later tho taxes were paid. OBITUARY Mm. Floyd M. now-main, Ilarrisonhttrg, Va., January 12.? Mrs. Floyd M. Bowman, nged twenty-) four, died to-day at Tlmbervlllc, after a brief Illness. She was the wife of the Southern Hallway agent, and was I Miss Helen Mlddleton. of llcrndon, | Fairfax county. She leaves two chll-I dren. Funeral of .lumen ft, Klee. (Hpei ial to Th" Times-Dispatch. | West Point, Va.. January ' .*?The remains ot .lames (',. Rico Wore brought from Richmond yes I eld ay ami Interred in the local cemetery. About ten days ago Mr. Rico had Ills engine to turn over with him, in the yard of the Southern Hallway Company, Ih Rich? mond- "'s injuries proved to be worse than in llrsl thought, and on Monday he died at his home in Richmoiid. For \ many years his home was in West Point, and he left a home here. He' married Miss bhnmn Johnson, of this county. She. with several children, survive him. Masonic Lodge. No. 28S, of which he used to be a member, inel the remains, and took charge of the funeral exercises, and (he active pall? bearers were William II. Bell, Joseph L Bland. A. Julian Bngby, John Cosc itlns, 13d, Morvltz and A. .1. Alimnck. Mrs. A. Julian Bngby and Miss Lillian Li,iuris sang at the grave. DEATHS PIORK INS?Died, Wednesday morning. 3-20 at 11 1-- South Ijturel. 'J'llOS N. PURK INS. Funernl will be from' Hie above residence TO-DAY at 10 A. M. In ? torment Klvorvlew. L?TTNER?Died. !l1 bis residence. I Korest Hill. Va., Thursday afternoon, .Innuhry 12, 1911, COLONEL JOHN H. LOTTNKH. a native of Berlin, Ger? many. Funeral will take place In Head inn. Ha. Remains win leave Rich? mond on 12:01 train Friday. January j 13. ARMSTF.AD? hied. nl Chester, Va., January 12, inn, MAJOR THOMAS B. ARMSTISAD. He leaves the fol? lowing children: Mrs. H. B. Hood, of Favor Hill, Mass.: Mrs. W. J. Tucker, or Atlanta, On.; Mr. Frank w. Arm stead, of New York, and Mrs. L .1. Ilelndl, of this city. Rurinl from Ware Church, Glou? cester. Va., JANUARY I I. 1911. PRICE?I iled.. January 12, nl her resi? dence, 200'l West Cary Street, MBS. SUSAN It. PRICK, relict of Dr. John Onno Price. Interment prlvnto. . Store Js Blown to Pieces and Girl Clerks Meet Horrible Death. BODIES ARE BURNED TO CRISP Hundreds of People Stand in Streets Powerless to Answer Cries for Help. ConnollsvlUu. ra.. January 12.?Flv? dead and twelve more or l".-s serious!) Injured Is the roault of on explosion of natural gas hero to-day. it wreck? ed a well filled "nvo and ten cent store" hoi-v. setting nr.- to mid destroy? ing tho building, and before the flames won; chocked, damaged nine oth? i structures. The explosion blow out the front wall <if the building, tearing down tele? phone, telegraph and electric light wires which hung about spluttering and hampering all attempts at rcscu? work. Cloj-ks und customers were hurncd In the collapse of the buildings mid thosn who were uMc to got. out had 1 thrilling experiences. One young wo? man, whose body later was found hurtl? ed to a crisp, went mad In the store Immediately after the crush. Another young woman who porlshu I was Iden? tified only by her shoes. Two othet .bodies, thou,; of a man and woman were taken from the ruins to-nlghl so burned thai they have not vet been Identified. The dead: ->lnliel l-"rmv Wnguor. ngetl eighteen, clerk. Uhrlstohrl s. Smith, ngetl htxleru >ciir?, clerk In the bardwnre depart? ment, Minnie Millne, nunl nlxteeu jrnrw, clerk, I olden till.-,I ?vornan. I nlilciitlfled mini. Workmen who had re-movrd the na? tural gas meter failed to cftp the sup? ply pipe, and Just as a potter was In? structed: to do so hy the stole mull.lgcr, the explosion came. The porter started toward the cellar to obey instructions and has not since been seen. No one remembers the exact s> ns.i lions following the , xploslon, Miss Ada Mitchell sat at a plar.o playing a music score for a Customer. Roth were hurled through a side door and found themselves bruised arid bleeding in an alley, while screams and crashing sounds 014I110 from within. The manager said he was standing In an aisle Just after returning from tho cellar, when the floor rise quickly, quivered a moment, then the whole store dissolved into a darkened roar. When the tossing cenSed ho found himself among a wreck of boxes and Counters in the cellar, lie fell no pain and hurried from the place. The Victims were llmse whose duties took them l.ehln.l the counters of the store. Hundreds of persons stood in th? Mi. el helpless to answer the Cries for help from the young Women, five min? utes after the explosion flames en? veloped Ihe building On.- girl could be seen running frantically back and forth behind a eountit, the llano s Playing near bor and the smoke stilling her. One man 'groped bis way to the end of the counter, where tho girl wits Crouching. Her clothing then was burning. As he grasped ln-r by the arms she screamed and snapped at him liko a rabid dog. She had gone mad In anticipation of It <r horrible death To-nlghl torches throw their ghastly blazes about, the rulnii of the struc? tures, while police, firemen and volun? teers are searching tho ruins. MEXICO SOCIETY FORMED New Vork Organisation to Promote I-'rllnvt xlllp With \ inert.nils. New Vork, January 12,?Tho Mexi? can Society of New Vork has been formed as the result of U visit last September of thlrty-llyo Amerl.an journalists to the centennial conven? tion of Mexico. Its purpose Is to bring together leading cltir.cn* ot the m? countries for mutual acqualhthnce. .lames W. Herald Is president; .lame Speyer, vice-president; .lames R. Trowbrldge, treasurer; F. Leon de la Barra. honorary president There is a list of honorary Vice-president s. which includes n Jacoh Astbr, Nicholas Murray ETAler, l-'.lhert o. Gary, Paul Morton, Ralph Pulitzer, William R. Reick. Jacob II. Schiff, Theodore P. Slionts, Melville |3. Stone and Cornelius Vahdorbilt. 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