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WHO WILL BE AT HELM
OF AMATEUR LEAGUE? Several Names Mentioned, and Meeting Satur-i day Night Will Decide?Many Old Baseball Heads Volunteer Service to Organization. W. B. Bradley Invited to Attend. Prospective members of the Rich? mond Amateur Baseball League nie | Worrying their heads at the present lime about who will bo president. There arc several names being men? tioned already for the presidency. 12vi rybody realizes that iuu :li of the success of the organisation will bo in the hands of the man who is to occupy t!..- highest oilice in the tilt of the members. For that reason it is de? bit, d to get the b-. st man possible for the office. it i~ surprising the amount of inter? cut which hat been created since The Tlmes-pispatch first made the sugges tj I) that ah association (>? organized along the Hues laid down by profes Blomt1 leagues. The advantage of such a plan at once presented Itself to the bicsi element of amateurs m the city. Business men. with years ot experience, agreed to attend the meeting and give their advice. liriidley Will He invited. Owner Bradley will be mvited to at? tend, and it is believed that he can be cf much aid. So many things are to be considered that no advice will go astray. Indeed, . very one should come with the Idea of being able to learn (something. In tills way, taking ad? vantage of everything that will bo V-aid. tiie 1. ague should start under the nif>st favorable condition.". Heretofore such organizations have been largely haphazard. While the meetings held were intended to ac? complish just what will be accom? plished at the meeting to be held Sat? urday night, still conditions were by r.o means so favorable as they are now. Most of the teams which v. Ill form Hie league "nave the advantage of hav? ing been organized last year, or even before, and will start the Geason with K line-up which has been tried. Many Apply for Job?. However, if there are any vacancies to be supplied, a number of applica? tions have been received, with the re cords of the men. and the captains and managers will be given an oppor lunity to look over the material, either for the purpose of tilling a vacancy or to strengthen any weak places. John Dunn, than whom there Is no more staunch supporter el the ama in this city, has consented to be :.' tiic meeting, and help out w ith his advice. Walt Calvin, one of the best and gamest sports In Richmond, and who knows the game of has/Lull from beginning to end, will also bo pres? ent. If you know Walt you know that when it comes to .1 knowledge of baseball he ranks with anybody In the United States. Dr. William IT. Parker, another lover of clean sport, and a favorite witli all the amateur ball players In Richmond, will also be on hand. Remember the meeting is called foi S o'clock Saturday night, in the busi? ness offices ->f The Times-Dispatch, 916 LOast Main Street, So make no other engagement for that hour. Remember also that this initial meeting is going to be by far the must important meet? ing held. Ii will be then that you make a start, and you want to be doubly sure tli.it the start is made right. Number of TctiniH I p to Meeting. One of the most important things to be eonsidered is the selection of a secretary to the league, so that the ohi? . lal averages and record of the players will be properly kept. If he can he in? duced to accept the ofilcc, E. X. Greg? ory, Jr.. secretary of the Virginia league for five years would make a tnr.ftt valu? able man. lie will be asked to attend the ; meeting, and it may be that i... can be induced to accept the office, If the meeting decides to elect him. Sota.- question has been raised as to whether the league i; t" be composed of si>. or eight clubs. 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It shouid bo a rous? ing meeting, and it looks now as ii" amateur baseball will be 3ct on a linn footing in Richmond. I Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Charlottes villo, Va., February 6.? Woodberry turned the tables on Jcffer son School to-day in the annual basket? ball game, winning by a score of 1- to 11 in an exciting contest. The tlr.st half ended 'i to 1 in favor of the visi? tors, and Jefferson fought hard in the filial period. The goal shooting ot Davis, Stacy's clover guarding und the tossing of four foul goals by I'it/.hugh White brought victory to the Orange lads. Page. Vnhdiver and Rixey starred for Jefferson. The contest between the junior loams of the two schools resulted In an easy victory for Jefferson by the] score of IS to I. Gooeh and Balthls did host work for the visitors. Referee, Williams; umpire; "Larry-' Martin. Wins Cross Country Run of Three and a Half Miles in 17:49 [Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 West Raleigh. C, February G.? The annual cross-country run Satur? day afternoon from the A. and M. Col? lege, out HUlsboro Road to Method and return, a distance of three and one-half miles, was won by J. I. Eason, of the senior class, in the fast limo of seventeen minute.-, and forty-nine sec? onds. This lime is twenty seconds bettor than was mil do by Boblhgtqn, winner of last year's cross-country run. and establishes a new record for the college. The race for first place was very close. Mason being pushed very hard by Trotter and King, who finished second and third, respectively, and by Kophart, who finished fourth. Prizes offered by the merchants of Raleigh, were as follows: First prize, a $5 sweat -r; second prize, $1 pair of shoes; third prize, a stetson hat'; fourth prize, a fancy vest. Those entering the race were as follows: Husen, Trotter, King. Kop? hart, Nash, Small, Parrlsb. Kearney. Clements; Patton, Noah McDeiirmnn, A. K. Bohertspn, P. Smith. R. R. Mc Iver and lltirtt. "Frisbie Collars TRIfBIB, COO& & Co. o?tfSSe Umpire Rigler Rapidly Rounding Baseball Players Into Condition. [Special to The Times- Dispatch. | Charlottosvlllc, Vn.. February G.? More tiisi 11 fifty men have reported for baseball practice at the University of Virginia, and a great many mere are expected but this week If good weather keeps up. Under the tutelage of Um? pire Rigler. of the National League, the men are rapidly rounding into condi? tion. The main object of ".his prelim? inary practice is to get the men in good shape, to loosen their muscles, and to improve their wind. Every afternoon the men run around the track, letting up between times to toss the ball, and get their arms limbered. Another thing that has been practiced is sending the tr.?n around the bases, not only for the circuit, but for one. two and three bags, with stunts in sliding thrown In. With the preliminary work, when the real ball playing time comes. Rigler ought to have a husky and well-conditioned squad of ball tosscrs to pick his team from. Of the old baseball men In college. Winner, Llle, Blakeney, Carter. Doug? las, Roan and Captain Hume ore al? ready out. It is not definitely known whether or not llonaker will play. The little Texan played a star game at shortstop for three seasons, and Is also a good batter. Me would add much strength to the nine. Other men whose work serins prom? ising are: Bruce Anderson, a young backstop from the CharlottcsviUc High School; Herbert, who got Ills letter at South Carolina; Sheppard, who played at Richmond College and V. P. I.; Le? ihen, Neff. Richardson, Jenkins. Wil? liamson. Taylcr, Beckwith, Christian, Worlhlngton. Tunstall, Mein tyre and Hewitt of the Episcopal High School. From present indications, prospects are bright for a successful season. Tho applicants thus far have evinced much enthusiasm, and the belief prevails that Rigler will turn out a winning tea m. SHAFTS FROM SPORTLAND By GUS MALBERT. Scoffers to tho contrary notwithstanding. Mr. Groundhog ,,aa maintained a mighty good batting average since he scored him? self back into Ins hole last Thursday. W'itIch means that many baseball enthus? iasts have horn driven hack to tho. fireside tu enjoy an enforced thawing. Joe Hctislor, keeper of Brood street Parki Is disappointed. Ho had intended planting tome crass seed, rolling the diamond and making many Improvements, but the. weath? er man interposed an objection. College bull tosscrs have been forced ? ie keep to tho cage, and the major leaguer; who have arrived In the cities In which they will play hall, aititcd in Biimmct' raiment, preparatory to going South for training pur? poses, ar.- now urging the magnates to hurry along tho leaving time. "Heinle" Busch, writing from his home In Cincinnati, writes asking mo to malte a cor? rection ae to the officials of the Petersburg ~~w;ii-?t is president; P. T. Plum? mer, treasurer; n. Pcrktnson, secretary, und Heinle is manager. The new loader of tho Cockade City brigade is under the Impression that the er? ror in the club officials appeared In this pa'per. lie is mistaken. However, 1 am al? ways glad to Inform any of my brethren who may be a trifle lost In the baseball maze. Also. 1 owe "Heinle" an apology, h<? name is Henry: but what's la a name? Yes, Theodore, there, wns a man Irving to hutt Into baseball named Fletcher, but hu has lone since been Oslcrltsed, He formed n league just like the one Blll.V Hannen nnd Winn i'lnrke are going to form in Norfolk; Note Mint some two or throe of my friends I arc really satisfied that Jlmrnlc Sullivan is : coining I?. Klchiuond. Strange, but! truo. Also note that they have eoini? to the con? clusion that more "promising*.' youngsters will be signed before reporting time, arrives. Woefully silent is tho president of th* league, it would give some of us real pleas? ure to hear tho strident tones of Rob Wil? liams recorded In words. Here's tin Invita? tion for him to rut loose on some dope. Another invitation, while I think of It. Ir, to every single person In the coy of Rich I mond to advise this office of any sportln cverit In the city. Good, clean, live sporting events make news, and as such ran always j find space in this paper. t rhe usual agitation for Sunday baseball Is new being waceri It always is about this j time of year, and usually results In tho | "nothing-doing" sign being hung out. No ( comments to mik?. INotv v .. have the Helen pink In honot nf President Taft*? daughter. I move that Mm members of the Richmond club adopt thf ro'.or for the pennant which will float over ' Broad Ptrert Park next year. A. .1 Dresel Piddle nut on the gloves with ' Ad. Wolgast, who preparing for his honi with Knockout Brown Wednesday night, ii took pla< p. in Philadelphia Jack O'Brien's clubhouse In Philadelphia, j In the words <-f the tie v. Ja?.??,(?(? .1 i'r.r I belt; you have got to lake \i.rtr hni off |o that fowllbt. What with evening dres? a' the hrmts and the Mayor of the town Introducing the fight? ers, and ladies' nights Inaugurated) -. ..-i must politely tip your sombrero to .lack and say "Mister, you're thcrcV' I Kvery person familiar with cnllege nthle Itlr.? a decade or more ago must be pleased I at the Improvement In thai branch ,,f col? lege life. Each day finds some new law I adopted which makes professionalism loss I possible and whhh puts a premium on clean sport. Kvery time the oldtlmer hears talk ntiout inside' haaeball he Mops ; ?< moment turns , quietly tO onr side, rtnd en.ieys a lauf h Ask ? juxy jnP P and ho can't tell you. It Is pimply. In it* essence^ usins one's head. 11 is vastly to b.- desired that in Rich mohd, at least, President Williams nppolnt some man not connected with the papers as official scorer, overi If he has to gout out of town to f??:t im", wbirb is- not necessary, as there arc n numhet of men qualified to tata the Job. American-made automobiles arc gradually working their way into Prance. At tbe next bin racing event on the. other side several automobiles made In this country will be entered. AM?SEMENTS A en demy?"The <;trl in the Train.'' ill low?I tun Inn'* "Sn per bu." I,it bin?Vaudeville. It etil I y, a Cond Thing. The man who is responsible for Han- ' Ion's "Superba," which was presented ( at the Bijou hist night, and which will | be with us for the week, with rcgulai matinees, did something which our old ' friend Ponce de l.eon did not. He found the elixir of youth, the foun? tain of life eternal, und whateve? else goes to make the finite eternal, so far as the money-spending contingent, is concerned. Hanlon'H "Superba" is not a drama, nor a melodrama, nor a musical com? edy, nor a tragedy, nor a light opera. It is a habit, spelled in big capitals. Von see it. once, and then you are like the man who starts eating peanuts? you can't stop. It grows on you. And when tl.v fellow who is staging it gives you new scenery each year, with now trieks and new specialties to keep you wondering all of the time, ran one be blamed for walking to the box ortico and buying the green tiling which means admittance? At any rate, whatever your personal opinion, a crowd was on hand which made the man who counts the money wish that the standing room ordinance, was with the powers of evil which are destroyed in the show, though this makes the twenty-sixth year of the existence, of the piece. Why heap praise on n performance which will draw capacity crowds for the test of the week'.' It's new from the drdp In the first set to the battle? ship duale, which makes the hair stand on end, like It docs when some ono is I walking over your grave. As to the cast. It Is adequate; The girl who is Superba (Kathcryn Stevens) is llko all Superbns before her. She looks the part. W?ll alia, the sprite of evil, doesn't look her part, which Is suffi? cient praise. Leander and Sylvia are simply intended to Uli a gap, and they do. But Roxy. ah, Roxy. She has tlio peroxide brigade beaten to a finish; she is the art of make-up carried to the 'stoenth power; sho Is the Incar? nation of sprlghtllnesK, and she knows exactly where the first row Is located. In t.nt, slo^Ts It. and I ask a vote on the question. Robin ? that's his whole name; according to the program - is the ldt of the. show In his tramp Juggling act. He steals it all ? scene? ry, comedy and the trimmings. An old show with a twentieth reu? nify setting and deserving of your patronage. B. H. m. "The fJIrl in the Train." Frank Daniels and the new Viennese musical comedy. "The Girl in the J 1 fin." will come to the Academy to? night and to-morrow, This operetta hi I lie rage of Europe at the present time, ami the lunoful music by Leo l all ?ins? already 1.n received with &Ueh favor, lu Auieiitu tha?. it la xdsis od and whistled in every town. Charlon Dllllngham secured the American rights and engaged Harry B. Smith to adapt the original German book by Victor Leon. Mr. Daniols appears as the judge of the divorce court. lie Is ably supported by Snllie Fisher. Vera Mlcheleha and n lnrge chorus of sixty Kills, who maintain the well-known Dillingliam standard of beauty. Baltimore, Md., February <*,.?It look the Eastern League magnates only three hours, at their session in the Hotel Bennert to-day. to adopt the schedule lor the playing season of 1011. there being but little dissatisfaction With the dales decided on by President Edward Barrow. The season opens on April ~Q. Toronto playing in Baltimore Montreal In Now. ark, Buffalo In Providence and Roches? ter in Jersey City. On May S the openings in the North? ern end of the circuit will take place. Newark then playing in .Montreal. Bal? timore in Buffalo. Jersey City In Ro? chester and Providern u in Toronto. The schedule will be released for pub? lication on February IS. All the clubs wer? represented at the meeting. The magnates will re? sume their labors to-morrow morning, and expect to then clean up remaining work. Bender, an umpire with tin League last year, will be one of the Faste fit League umpires this season. all their Virginia Wendling Pays Eloquent Tribute to Great Captain of Con? federacy. That the time will come when there will be erected by the people of the nation at Washington a monument to General Lee. companion to the Wash? ington Monument, was one of the strik? ing prophecies made last night by George R. Wendling in a mustcrfui lecture- on the great captain of flu Confederacy. Despite the fact that foi half the time he spoke by dim candle? light, nobody left the crowded hall. "Leo was an incarnation of moral character, outranking all the 'groat leaders of the world. He was the S? prehtcst embodiment of moral force to be found among modern men. Charac? ter and self-sacrifice were the great keys to his life and fame. It was bet? ter for the South to have lost with Lee than to have won with some smaller ) man," said Mr. Wendling. Great Men in Group, It is a strange fact in history, lie continued, that great men appear to be born near together in a reasonably near time to each other. It was so in Athens: it was so In Concord; It was so in Virginia. Make a fifty-mile cir? cuit, from Spotsylvahia Courthouse, and there will be found the birthplaces of Washington, Jefferson, Marshall, Henry, Clay. Thomas, Madison, Monroe, .1. E. Johnston; Maury, Light-Horse Harry Lee and Robert E. Lee. Sketching the great military career of Lee, Mr. Wendiing stressed the inci? dents in Lee's life that brought out. cameo-like, the strong points of his character and thought. Lee took the blame at Gettysburg; at Chaneollors ville he gave the credit for victory to Jackson. Had the proper support been given him he would have won at Get? tysburg. nrciiA.VAN STORK iionnED. TltlevM Leave Their Old Clothes an? Take New Outfits. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 RoHiioko. Va? February 6.?For the 5-eccnd time within six months, bur gla.-s last night rifled the store of John T. Martin, In Buchanan, and the thieves left behind their old clothes, having taken down new outfits from the merchant's shelves. The cash drawer was broken into, and by the side e>f this was found a loaded re? volver, which was evidently placed there for emergency. Clothing and other merchandise was all that was ta ken. HUMORS IN THE BLOOD Nature has made ample provision In the moisture and sunshine of the ? air for the outward protection and I healthy condition of the skin. But j the more important work of nourish- j ing the cuticle has been left to an in? ward source?the blood. It is from the circulation that the pores and glands receive their stimulus, and the fibrous tissues are all preserved in a healthful state because of con- ; stant nutriment supplied by the blood. It is only when the circulation be? comes infected with humors or acids that we are troubled with skin affec? tions. The humors producing these troubles are carried through the cir? culation direct to the skin,and their irritating or inflammatory effect re? mains until the blood is cleansed. S. S. S. cures Skin Diseases, because it is the greatest of all blood purifiers. It goes into the circulation and REMOVES the acids and humors which are caus? ing the trouble, bu i 1 d s up the weak, acrid blood, and com? pletely cures Ec? zema, Acne, Tet? ter, Salt Rheum, pimples, rashes, aud all eruptions of the skin. When S. S. S. has du'ven out the humors every symptom passes away, the skin is again nourished with cooling, healthful blood, natural evaporation is renewed, and the skin becomes soft and smooth. Book on Skin Diseases and medical advice free. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO,, Atlanta, Oe* Main and Eighth Streets Rathskeller, German Kitchen. Business Men's Lunch 12 to 4 P. M. Special .TrraiiRcmcnts for ladies and latci-thcatrc uartics. PROFESSOR J. B. ROCHE Of Grand Rapids, Mich. The well-known athletic and hygienic instructor in physical science and proper breathing, formerly of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, comes to Richmond with some gilt-edge references from such men as United States Senator William Aldcn Smith, Governor E. W. Glasscock, of West Virginia; F. A. Stuart, of the Stuart dyspepsia tablets, and others. The Roche chart and diet list should be in every home. I will guarantee to overcome your physical delects and give you a new stomach, heart and lungs, the only way hack to good health. Call and sec Prof. J. B. ROGUE, The Jefferson, or phone Madison 6680. Judges' Decision Necessary to] Determine Result of Fourth Race. Jacksonville, Fla., February 6.?One <if the prettiest finishes (if the meeting was witnessed by a large crowd at Monerief this afternoon, when, In the fourth race, prince Like and Third Rail ran tho entire length of the stretch heads apart, finishing in the order named, so close together that none but the Judges could designate the winner. Summaries: First race?$400. two-year-olds, ihre? and a half funongs?High Brow (0 to 2) first, Baton (3 to ? i second. Cold Mine Cl to 5) third. Time. :4-' 2-5. Second race ? $400, maiden three-year olds, sd\ furlongs?Abouth (9 to 2) first. Special Brew (7 to l'J) second, Al Thorpe (1 to :i) third. Time. 1:14 3-5. Third race?purse. $400, three-year bids, live and a half furlongs?Muff i (5 to 2) linst, Lvla (G to 2) second, I Zool (3 to ?) third. Time. 1:08 3-5. I Fourth race?handicap, three-year olds and up. one mile ? Prince Like (7 I to ?) first. Third Rail (12 to 1) second' Tom 1 layward (3 to \> third. Tinte, I 1:40 4-5. ? Fifth race?selling. $500, four-year-, olda* and up. six and a half furlongs? Tolsqn d'Oro (9 to f>> first, Stafford (S to 1) second, Wander (,*, to 1) third Time. 1:21 U-5. Sixth race?selling. $400, four-year olds and up, mile and a sixteenth ? Shapdalo (7 to 1) lirst, Bryson (7 to 1) second. Elfall (4 to 1> third. Time, 1:4 S 2-5. Gets Mad at Pins and Spills 267 in Last Game With Meat Packers. Having in mind the fact that he was getting ready to represent the sover? eign city of Richmond at the National Bowling Tournament at Buffalo, to be held beginning February 2i), and re? garding bach wooden pin on the alley as his mortal foe so long as It remained standing, Whitman, ox-captain of Thf Times--Dispatch team, and now thr mainstay of the aggregation, spilled 1 pins last night, until, in the last game ' of the series between the nowspapoi crowd and the Meat Packers, he un? fastened 267 from their moorings, thereby bringing his total for the series of three games up to 670, and making an average of 224 Vs; capturing both high score and high total. Whitman's score lent courage to tho team which will represent t lie Rich? mond Bowling Association at the big meet. Many were tho comments made, and prediction is now freely advanced that, the Planners' score?2,934?made at the St. Louis meet, and which stands I as a record for a five-man team up to date; will lie beaten by the men wear lug the colors of the Old Dominion. It must be remembered that tho team from the local organization will represent not only this city, but tho State at large. In fact, they will rep? resent, tho entire South. And don'* forget that they realize what It all means. If they didn't, they would not. spend the hours on the alleys which they tire each day in the week practicing. Smiling Frank Bllley, captain of Iho team, as he has been dubbed lately. Is always im hand, and the loafers are put to work whether thev fel like It or not. Tho Times-Dispatch won two out. of the throe last night on the Newport. Alleys, even though some of the men foil down miserably. Captain Bailey put up a great game, and for tho Meat Packers Bell and Jennings wera the star.). Following is the score, standing of the teams: Tlnics-Dispnicli. 1 2 Bailev. capt. His 224 Whitman . 216 193' Hulcher . I2u 1 so Davis . iart Burrow. 130 146 Deasy . 112 with the 3 Total 187 609 2f.7 141 167 158 67 6 450 300 276 301 797 S94 921 2.612 Curry, capt. 150 Boll . 191 Jennings . 184 Lumpkin. 166 Sheridan . 165 Meat Packers. 2 161 183 194 163 153 3 Total 163 480 175 ISO 143 151 517 558 47: 469 862 854 8 13 2.526 Umpires, Montague and Smith. Scor? ers. Cook, Daily nnd_.Joncs. Official Judge, Sweeney. -' StniMliiip: of the Clubs. Clubs. Played. Won Lost. Kngravers . 21 13 Moat Packers. . . 21 1 3 Jewelers . 21 11 Plumbers . 21 11 Times-Dispatch.. 21 12 Amor. Loco. Co.. 21 6 S 11 10 10 12 15 P.C. .619 .541 .524 .524 .500 .276 ' Tentm for Veterans. Washington. February n.?A resolu? tion granting the. use of tents to ...0 Confederate veterans' reunion, to be. held In Little Rock. Ark., next May. was adopted by the Senate to-day. The resolution was Introduced by Senator Clarko and was unopposed except by *Jab .vote o? ?ensttor. llpyJjtujK Members of Board Say Condi? tions Are Bad, but Vastly Better Than in Recent Years. - i WHAT THEY ASK OF COUNCIL - Plan Is to Have Bond Issue j Amounts Paid at Different Periods. Among members of the City School Board there is a distinct disposition to deprecate the somewhat hysterical appeals being made or :i bond Slip for schools. According to a member of the School Board, conditions in many of tho schools are bad. and they have been so reported to the Commit? tee on Finance, without varnish and without sensational statement. To correct conditions the School Board asks for $'100,000 within four \ ears, tho Finance Committee to provide it as seems best from a bond issue or other? wise. President Hut/.ler has frankly stated thai unless the members of ? the board abandon their private busi- J ncss and gave their whole time to the. city they could not undertake to ex? pend the whole amount tills year, even we're it available, lie asked for $200,000 by July 1 this year; $200,000 In July next year, and $100,000 each for the two yens following, saying that in that way the board could proceed to secure and consider plans and loca? tions, and supervise construction, with? out being led into hasty and Ill-con? sidered movements to build badly ar? ranged structures, .which would be little better than those in use; Hotter 'I'hnu Three Vcnri? Ago. While conditions are undoubtedly bad?very bad?in some of the schools, especially as regards sanitary arrange? ments; ventilation, safety and attrac | tivenbss, yet. according to a member of the School Board, tin- conditions are actually bettet in all the schools than I they were three years ago, the Bulld ! ing Inspector having insisted on cer? tain alterations at all tho older bulld I Ings. Three years ago. when a number of organizations and individuals apr iicarcd before the Finance Committee I to urge the purchase of an additional half-block and a doubling of the ap? propriation for the High School build? ing, which was adopted, it was stated that the district school" could wait. ! Now, arcordln? to this member of the School Board, w hen the district schools have- been improved by repairs cost? ing In tlWi tli! ' ,. yt ars an aggregate of $1.1,000. these sunn organizations are asserting that tin, district schools should be. abandoned as until feu- occu? pancy, whether there are other build? ings to take their place or not. Scctlouni Pride ut Stake. According to a member of the Finance Committee. sectional differ? ences have much to do with the agi? tation, No sooner had a delegation of Bellcvue patrons presented the ad? visability of buying the old Van Lew mansion than the conditions at Madi? son School were painted In lurid colors. When Chlnib?razo secured the promise of an annex. Springfield promptly be* | gan to cilculaie a petition. The School Board has taken no part in these individual tights, and has not encouraged special delegations to come, before the Finance Committee. The board itself had a care til survey ? f the entire school situation marie and presented a carefully prepared and printed report through Chairman Hutzlet- listing the buildings which it was proposed to replace, with an es? timate of the cost, and a statement of the condition of the various struc lures in detail. In the mass-meetings being held by the patrons of certain schools, the circulation of special pe? titions and appeals to the Finance Committee, the School Board has taken no part. The Finance Committee has i been informed of the situation in plain terms, without evasion and without attempt to paint a more lurid picture than the facts Justify, and thero tin School Board rests its case, realizing that it is a financial rather than an educational problem that confronts the city. I.tixurleK v?. .VrCCH.iitlrii. The effect of the appeal made by in? dividual delegations to the Finance Committee has been somewhat weak? ened by the fact, that in some Instances the same people have appeared in dele? gations asking smooth paving, music j in the parks, playgrounds, ornamen? tal street lights and other outlays of a class which could hardly be called necessities. Although his life has been made a burden to him by various delegations from mothers' clubs and other bodies, Chairman Pollard, of the Finance Com? mittee, has not withdrawn his state? ment that he is opposed to any Issue of city bonds ut this time, save for the erection of the new bridge and the obligations resting on ihe city by reason of the annexation ordinance. According to Mr. Pollard, such other Horns as are necessary musi bo pro? vided out of current funds, and the lux? uries must wait. With an annual bud? get which will amount to $2,S0O,OOO, Mr. Pollard sees no reason why all proper and reasonable demands cannot bo met. As to the school matter, tho Council has already Instructed the Fi? nance- Conimitteo to include in the bud? get this year two school items, one for an annex to Chimborazo School, and for a new school to take the place of ono hitherto supported privately by the St. Andrew's Association, mak? ing a total of $54,000. Two Buildings Per Yenr. Several members of the Finance Committee, have expressed the view that without any issue of bonds, the budget this year can provide In addi? tion to the above, for one modern large school building, to cost about 60, 000, and that next year two such buildings can be provided from cur? rent funds. Superintendent J. A. C Chandler, of the public schools, Is an advocate of largo school centres; bullulngs to ac? commodate from 800 to 1.000 pupils, Chalmers Owners are requested to come to us for supplies and repairs. Our factory trained experts are always at your service. It makes no difference whether you bought your Chalmers car in New York or San Francisco?we want to take care of you and your car. Chalmers quality character? izes all of our work. Gordon Motor Co., (Incorporated) "Cars of Character," Richmond, Va. rather than a multiplicity of .small buildings scattered xibout. The larger buildings can be administered more economically, can command a better type of man as principal, and can be erected on more permanent und attrac? tive lines. HOLDS HIS rrlHST SKHVKT.. Itcv. llevrrly I>. Tucker, .Ir.? Becoium. Curate of CbitrlottCKvllle Church. (Special io The Times-Dispatch.] Charlottesvillo. Va.* Fcbruaury The Dev. Beverly D. Tucker. Jr., son ol Bishop Beverly 1>. Tucker, of Lyneh hur?. yesterday assumed his duties at curat, of St. Paul's Memorial Church at the University of Virginia, to suc? ceed the late Itcv. Hugh M. Mcllhany. Jr.. whose death occurred last fait The Initial service was held at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Bishop Robert A. Gibson was present and act* bistcd in the service, which was large? ly attended Mr. Tucker b< a graduate of tho University of Virginia, having receiv? ed bifi baccalaureate degree at that Institution After leaving the univer? sity ho spent tine... years studying at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar from Vir? ginia. There also ho received his bac? calaureate degree. Since Iiis return tc this country he hnit been rector of St. James Episcopal Church, at Boydton, having received the doctor of divinity degree at the Virginia Theological Seminary. Will Attritd Memorial Meeting. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Bristol. Va.. February 0. ? It is an? nounced (hat Mr^. Brownlow. widow of Congressman Walter P Brownlow. and her daughters will gti to Wash-. InRton to attend the memorial ment? ion of Congress, to be held on Sun day. tin- 19th inst . at which time mem? bers familiar with the career of Colo nel Brownlow will edllwr addrcsoea eulogistic of ids work. SlmusfEmenr?. ACADEMY-Wedneatfay ?Niih( Frank Daniels in the New Musical Success THE GIRL IN THE TRAIN Prices: 50c to $2.00 Tuesday Evening, February 14th. The Last Visit to America. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTISTE MME. SARAH And Her Own Company, From the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paria. Direction of W. F. Connor. Alexander Dumas Fils' Celcbratd C A MI LIE Piece in 1 Scenes ?5 Acts. Prices, $1.00, $2.00 and $3.00. Seat sale will open at the box office bj the Academy of Music Thursday, Fcb ruary 0th, at A. M. BIJ O U- All Week NLONS' NI SUPERBA NEXT WEEK. ROSE MIH.V1I.LE, In "SIS HOPKINS." BY THE Peabody Conservatory of Rait im ore, Y. M. C. A. HALL, FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 10, 8:20. Tickets at Sticff's Piano Store, 205 East Broad. THE LUBIN New Vaudeville each Monday and Thursday. Now Pictures every other day. Supreme Attractions. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th. ONE NIGHT ONLY. INCLUDING . MME. CHILSON-OIIRMAN .Soprano MISS ADAH CAMPBELL HUSSEY.Contralto MR. J. HUMBIRD DUFFEY.Tenor MR. FREDERIC MARTiN ../..Bass MISS SUSIE FORD.Pianist Tickets?50c, 75c and $1.00 Seats on Sale at Cable Piano Co.