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Favorite Wins in Feature Event
by Six Lengths from Princclikc. Jacksonville, Fla.. February 9.?Hoff man. the favorite, made a show of his Held In the feature event at Moncrief to-day, winning in a canter by half a dozen lengths from Princelike, who vras a length in front,of County Tax. Form players again made things un? pleasant for the layers, four favorites finishing first. The judges, after the sixth race, an n luhced that the entry of the horse Hoffman, iviiiner of the fourth race, and Stohemah. which finished first In the lai-t event, would hereafter be re ' ised, on account of their inconsistent performances. Summaries: First race?selling, purge $400, two years, three and a half furlongs? Nhnghty Rose (5 to li first. Sauce (.3 to 11 second, chief Jackson <s to f>) third. Time, :43 3-5. Second race?purse $100. three-year, olds, seven furlongs?Frank Navin (13 to b) first, ,T. B. Robinson <4 to 1) sec? ond. Glandore <"> to 2> third. Time, 1:29. Third race?$i"0. three-year-olds, six furlong??Rash 1 !? to 10) first. Fort Worth c? to 10) second La U, Mexican t 2 to 1> third. Time. 1:10 2-5. Fourth race?purse $400, three-year olds and up, mile and a sixteenth? Hoffman iT to ?> fust. Princellke (even t second. County Tax (2 to 5 > third. Time. 1:4 it 4-5. Fifiii race?selling. $400, fouriy<v*r oids fiml tip. six furlongs?Casque fli to 5) ilrst, Gold Dust 12." to it second, r.oyai Ohys (l: Id li third. Time. i*;13 3-5. ?ixth rat??sellin.;. $1^0. three-year olds and up. mile and an eighth? Stohemah 120 to 11 first. First Perp <^ to .")? second. Star Over (30 to 1) third; Time. Dot 3-5. ATHLETIC 11.1 n CALLS OFF v\ OI.GAST-M'F \R LAND MATCH i iiiladelphin, Pa , February 9.? ".Tack" O'Brien, of the American Athletic Club, announced this after? noon that ..cause of Ad. Wolgasl's poor showing against Knockout Brown last night; he und called off the six round bom pet wen Wolgast and Packy MoFarland, whlen was to have been h^ld at the American Athletic Club on I February. 22. O'Brien said he tliat be would try I to match Brown with Mcl'arland for | the same date. * S H E.\ A.VDOA H INSTITUT R WILL PUT OUT GOOD TEAM 1 larrisonburg, \'a.. February !*.?Dan Gates, a North Carolina coacli. has ar t ived at Dayton, and Is working on the baseball material at the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute. The Hornets ex? pect to have the fastest team on the diamond ever seen at the school. With baseball abolished at Bridge Water College, the old-time rivals of the Hornets, interest will bo centred on the Dayton team. Bridgewater Col 1' to is the leading institution of the ? Lurch of the Brethren, while Shenan? doah Collegiate Institute is conducted by the United Brethren. Football bns been under the ban at both Institutions for a number of y< v,rs. Sighs With Cnrttlinn League. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.I Harrisonburg. Va., February 1?.? Dsn Gnrberi for several years a star sec? ond-baseman r,n the Shenandoah Col? legiate institute baseball team at Day: ton] Rocklngham county, has signed with the Carolina, league team at Charlotte. N. C. Gnrbcr Is a fast man around second-base and a heavy left handed batter, He has played against n.any of the school and college teams of Virginia. Maryland. Peiuisylvahln and North Carolina; and will doubtless make good iti fast company. Touring Car, $700?Roadster. $600. 1627-29 W. BROAD ST. 'HF. CAR THAT ICOfc NO \ALVKS. Guaranteed Engine Service. Prlre, 91 to 9'2,?00. Imperlnl Motor Cnr Co., Dl*trlhnter? JK31 Wi IlriiRd St. Phono Mnn. LiKJ. The buyer who knows the diffcrccri n autoniobi e= will own a , Jones Motor Car Co. Auen Ave. and Broad Street. FURNITURE COMPANY SPECIAL SALE 1429 E. Main St. 117 W. Broad St. Factory Clearance Sale NOW ON Rountree Trunk Store, 507 East Broad The Best Pianos on Liberal Terms Owing to the fact that this house is strong enough finan? cially to easily do so, wc sell the world's best Pianos on liberal terms. Write us fur free catalog. Moses & Co. 103 E. Broad St. Oldest Music Mouse in Va. and N. C. AIR MEET Meeting of Athletic Committee at Richmond College Unani- | mous in Favor of Games. A meeting of tlie athletic committee I ?>l Richmond College was held yester- ' Say for the purpose of finally deter- | Mining whether it was advisable to j told the open-air meet here this spring. The committee was unanimous n its opinion to hold the meet. A sat sfactory date will he determined upon | ?J. a conference with Owner Bradley; j essee of the ball park. Several date? i ire now available arid a selection will I >c made to-day. The track squad at the college is j ciowing each day, and tlie men arc showing marked improvement. The In dcinciit weather of the past few days ins made work on the track hnpos- ' dble, but the men ituye gained much j n Instructions received from Coach : Inga man. who has been on hand to ?nco?rage the youngsters who have a ' ulure on the cinder path. Richmond ("?.diene will not attend ' he games at Baltimore, because of! i hitch in arrangements. The Vir- | linia meet, which will be held \h\ n April, will be attended by the local "oys. Coach llagaman hopes lb have t team which will be abb- to make be 110 yards in less than forty-four seed rids. Final arrangements for the open iir meet here will be made in a day ji two. Alcos Win Two Out of Three From Engravers and Bunch Teams. The American Locomotive Company and the Kn gravers met last night on the Newport Alleys in their regular schedule games of trie Richmond Bowl? ing Association, and put up one of the prettiest exhibitions seen so far. Both teams were neck and neck from start to finish. The Fngravers raptured the first game by eleven pins, and the Alcos won the second by four pins- The third game was won by the railroad? ers by eleven pins. Midgetj Gallagher; Cosby, Kennedy, Coolc, Perdie and Captain Hundley did some fjood work for their teams. There was only four pins difference in the total of the three games. The Alcos won the series. Following Is the score and standing of the team?: Am. Iiri. Co. 1st. 2d. 3d..Total Gallagher, captain. is?? is;: 1951 Glaze . 179 H56 156 500 i Kennedy . 13ti 17 1 11- IC'.i Sweenev . l-tl 132 120 Ham . 154 17 0 ISt .-,17 705 779 S27 2,101 KhgravcrM. 1st. 2d. 3d. Total llundlev. captain.. 151 146 131 Cosby . 191 ICS 191 550 Perdie . I7X 158 170 ftOtj Cook . 147 1 r> T lti:i 17:t .lames . 139 M'J 14i* :I37 S0.fi 775 Sifi :\:<07 Umpires- Dutch and Sheridan. Scon rs - lames and Bailey. Official .1 udgc?Thorpe. StunilliiK of the Cluhfl. Clubs. Played. Won. L,ost. P.C. Kngravers .24 14 10 ,5ft9 Meat Packers . . J I 1 :i 11 :54 I .lewelers . 21 11 in .521 i'lumbers . :'l II 10 .524 Times-Dispatch.. 24 12 12 500 Aim Lo. Co. 24 S 16 333 Mtt.tltU'MtS OK OK AN (IF. 111 M ( Iii II ON EXCITISO CIIASR [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Middlcbnrg, Va . February P.?The j regular semi-weekly hunt of the ] Orange County Club took place on | Tuest! a y. Tin start was made near Atoka. on ? '.??ose Creek, and a most exciting chase was continued without check for one hour and thirty-five minutes, winding up at "The Tiella Farm," and as yet Reynard had not been denned. There was. in the pack twenty-five hounds, and they kept the trail beau? tifully, as the day was ideal for such sport. The day was without any se? rious results. The meet was at 10:30 o'clock, and1 the run was a. very strenuous one. in ii.-^-d h?t enjoyed to the fullest. Louis C, Lelth led, riding Peter the Devil, and was closely followed by j S. n . Fred and John T.ownsend, who :.t?- i..asters of this club. Johnson Bus | sell rode with Claude Hatcher and kept up well with him. Others riders were Poter Clary. Also! j Flirr; <; Basil Hall, Hoy Cray, Frank White : . D. i'. Sands. Jr., and B. I-. Smith. The men are all splendid riders and they own magnificent horses, and the stone walls were taken in pairs as they came to them; Mr. Clary and John Townsend came down from New York on Monday espe? cially for this hunt, Kniest Bcdmon on his magnificent horse Will Co. was In the hunt, and he rode near the front throughout the chase. Hurl by lltinaway l(or?r. Knocked down by a runaway horse ' yesterday morning, George llnrgit, thirteen years of ago. living M jnic, Carringtori Street, sustained painful wounds In the head and side; lie was removed to" a store on Knsl Main Street, where he was treated by Dr. Unrahbargcr, of the city ambulance, and taken to his home. At first he was unconscious, but soon was re? stored it is expected thai his injui U 3 will not r.cguU seriously. IAMATEUR BASEBALL ATTRACTING FANS Hundreds of Letters Received, and Meeting Sat? urday Night Promises to Be Big Success. Shouters of Pessimistic Utterances j Are Put to Shame. If ihe Amateur Baseball League of Richmond is not a success, and If an article of hall is not presented which will make the fans sit up and take no? tice, then Dr. Bagby is mistaken, ami Dr. Parker is mistaken, and so is Wall Calvin and .lohn Dunn and Cleve Bailey and Louis Gregory and IS. N. Gregory, Jr., and scores of others who have signified their intention of being present at the meeting to he held In the business office of The Tllries-Dls-1 patch Saturday night at $ o'clock for the purpose of effecting a permanent] orga nizuli on. With the expiration of the time limit for applications for membership came nriauy telephone requests for permis? sion to be present. These requests were entirely unnecessary for the rea? son that every one interested will be welcome at the meeting. It matters not who you are or where you come from, a chair will he waiting for you. and whatever you have to say will bej given consideration. There Is but one thing whicj, will be uppermost In the] minds of those assembled, and that Is the stieeess of the league. l'eNsliolsts dud .\o Plncc. Positively the enthusiastic letters which have been received from the thousand und one people all over the city have proved a pleasure. There! was some trepidation at Hrst. When? the movement for an amateur league was launched some friends were kind enough to remark that 'there wasn't a chance to bring the thing to a success? ful culmination. "Of course, you have my best wishes," said one man who Is sup? posedly a friend of the sporting editor of this paper, '"and 1 will do every? thing I can to help you out. but?" Then there were a million reasons why It was impossible. But every single reason calculated to lessen the enthusiasm of the peo? ple who wanted to see an amateur league In Richmond lias been dissipated, Not an obstacle remains. Prospects are so bright that any prediction made Is pardonable. These assertions are based on the letters which have been received. Illach man writing lias add? ed a mite to the information desired. There have been statements as to the desire on the part of the players to leave one team and .loin another; the probability of the losing team (putting has also been brought forward?in fact, everything which might tend to break? ing up the league has been portrayed. In this way the meeting will start out with the benefit of previous ex? perience and can adopt such measures and make such plans as will eliminate all of the difficulties heretofore en? countered. It looks like a big season in baseball, and one of the largest con? tributors to the success of the season will he the Richmond Amateur Base? ball League. So net busy and be on hand Saturday night. SHAFTS FROM SPORTLAND By GUS MALBERT. And stiil it rain* .Nil ,if which is to say thai the spirit of the out-and-out fan Is being considerably dampened. Mr. <;i oundhni; lias given us .1 pretty soM example pf his ability tu mako good on his prophetical utterances, and now, since wn are willing to surrender and offer apotoctes for all 01" Hie had things which we may have said in advance, the proper thine to do would ho to call off the warring spirits nnd give us of the great outdoors a chance. The spirit of the times runs to baseball, and how in the name oi common sense can one play baseball with rain falling at the rate <>!' about three inches a day. ?iltumlc Sullivan is on a train, and he Is heading this w?y. Latest ndvices place him in Baltimore, the chicfost charm of which is a ticket to HP bmond. For striorincss sake don*t listen to the talk of the hall players who have been gettbu; more money than the Virginia League will Has made a specialty of Oak, Pine, Hickory and Slab Wood to burn since 1897. His knowledge of Wood nnd his unsurpassed facili? ties enables him to prepare, keep dry and please more housekeepers than any man in Richmond or Manchester. 1506 West Broad Street. W. E. Tanner. John F. Tanner. PAINTS, STAINS, BRUSHES Tanner Paint THE ORIGINALS 1419 East Main Street 1 PMonea Madison 399 and 1797 It is better not to be without Butter Nut Bread NOLDE BROS. The Richmond Iron Works Corpora j tion is now delivering the Motor Gar "QUALITY AND DIGNITY." _BMBW-itJJJi?!^-11 ! ? _= For 30 Y-ars th? House of Quality. Straus, Gunst & Co., Distillers and BP-ndera ot t^ine WhlikltB. Drink Old Henry j Ua Long Record Proves Its Merit W Main Si. Phone Madison 7060 SEK TUB Reo "30" With Fore Doors Price $1,350 Including wind shield; top extra, nr.o noTon salkk co. South Boston. Va. pay this season. If you H?ten to their talk you will come to the conclusion that there Isn't the least por-slble chance to have base hall In Virginia; Naturally those fellows want to see the panic put on the hum. They have nothing to lose and much to pain. Knowing their limitations, the object of all their talk is to pet ns much money as possible in the few years of service left to them. Hid you ever see a you rig colt frisking around n green pasture? Well, that will bo exactly what yon will son in the Virginia League when the soaaon begins. The difference betwrni tho Virginia League of last year and the Virginia League of this year is that during the treason which closed In ItUO the men playing hall had a reputation to live down, while in 1P11 the men will have a reputation to make. -Vote tho difference and then grasp the distinction. Of course, there may be differing opinions ! as regards what constitutes an outlaw league. Owner Bradley probably knows what he is talking about, but then there are those of us who differ. Take this as final: The national cotnmls- i eion does not have to act on any league playing professional baseball without pro? tection. That leapue is outlawed the mo ment It enters protected territory. Final, and absolutely correct. Racing has heen resumed at Juarez. The slight unpleasantness which occupied the. attention of the visitor.-- to the Mexican city ! have been dealt with in the usual fashion. It Is now safer to bet on the ponies than to ? wager any real money on who is going to be the general in charge to-morrow morning. Weil, folks. K. O. Drown really did show i some mettle against Ad. Wolgast. It went the full six rounds, and riiiladcl- j phla Jack O'Brien, subscriber to the full ' dress uniform, didn't malic any money. The press reports all say that the reason why the arena wasn't quite filled was be? cause the New York crowd didn't.show up. Why blame it on the Xew Yorker*. Strikes ! me that some of the Phllndelphlans were a trifle shy on depositing the proper number of slmoleons for gate money. But it was a great fight at that. Ad. .lid the best he could, but the Bowcrv boy sim? ply refuted to take tho punishment meted out. Ad. started ?Ith a smile and finished in tears. Remember that I said that if the Michigan youth had tr, favor that bad arm he would nein a poor way. Ed. Lyons naid the same thing, and so did AI. Kranklin. Wolgast la a rough youngster with a mighty hard kick in his left mit. He can. take a lot of punish? ment, as his light with Bat. Nelson shqwed. But he is not a lopnotcher. and any one j who has seen him go will have the same i opinion. Gentleman Knockout Brown may not be ! the best fighter In the world, but he at least can claim the distinction of taking a mighty ' crimp In the cako-buyJus ability of the j Michigan terror. Wolgast has made no friends by his stall- j hug tactics. It is probable that his press) agent told him to work that broken arm gag to a frazzle, hut the trouble with most press agents Is that they forget that the people working on the newspapers have some sense ^ton. The result was that there appeared on the horizon a number of persona who held that Wolgast was trying to swell the box-office receipts at the expense of the game. While I have a great admiration for Jack O'Brien, at the same time he was mightily fooled on the Wolgast affair. He probably offered a big guarantee, and the crowd didn't turn out. Now ronifB 'he announcement that the Wolgrist-McFarland fight will not be pulled off because of the poor showing made by Wolgast. Kind friends, that is not the rea? son. The real reason is that Wolgast has not proven to be the drawing card which it was expected he would be. That's all. Drawing a f<-* conclusions Mr. Knockout Biown is in Hie limelight and should be able to top a little change on his own ac? count. i Olanrlng over the several papers published I in the United States T have come to the ! conclusion that everybody is satisfied with the recent action of the football rules com? mittee. Yost Is pleased and Camp Is pleas- | cd and the i.*vt may as well prepare to ac? cept the result. Sem? worth' individual. with more time than he should have, has come to the con ; elusion that the heaviest batters m the I bestball game are the best billiard players, Mcish-hn. rtumoi No 1 Slf,,723,U?6 says that the St. Louis Browns me again to bo sold. Secret service agents please note. Also remember that Boh Hedges is still In the game. Report that Terry McCJovern was dying jat Hot springs is proved false. Terry writes to some of his frlendB that Hot Springs is entirety too cosily a dying place. Costs some? thing to die anywhere these days. The basketball league games last night resulted as follows: Cedar?; il?! Poplars. 10; Sycamores, 12; Maples, 1>: Willows. !?; Oaks, 0. S|nndlnK ?f 'he Tennis. Won. Lost. P. C. . Sycamores. 0 ft ?100? I Maples . ? 2 .778 Cedars . ?? R 1' willows . -i - f? Poplars . 2 7 L222 oaks ?. 1 8 -111 The volleyball league games will be played ;,t l>:iv to-day, and at ?bin, fol? lowing the 6:15 class, the Hustlers will play the Rushers In the indoor bnacbnll league The following ll3t of captains nave boon appointed for the tenptn bowling league: H. D. Bryant, .1. 13. Burnett. .1. O. Kolbe and \V. 11'. Chonault. Each Is to select live othorn, after which the teams will he matched as evenly as possible. All members interested arc request? ed to meet in the alleys- on Saturday night at S o'clock for a try-out. The graded class team contests on Saturday night will be running broad jump and pull-ups. AM?SEMENTS Academy?Ilotvc** Travel Fcatiinl. HIJou? IDmlon'? "SuperbM."' I.uhlu?Vnudevlllc. They I'llt U?e Over on the Mayor. Where "The Girl in the Train" dain? tily danced her way up to the border line of propriety and eoquettlshly veer? ed oft' to the domain of pure fun, "The Girl In the Taxi" Haunted herself to the line, walked over and sat down. ! As one chronic theatre-goer expressed it. "They put one over mi iho Mayor I to-night." There was nothing that ! called for police interference: nothing j said or done, that necessitated an or? der to ring down the curtain, but fur [ liier than that it would not be safe to go. With the exception of the third verso of a snug in the second act. there were no lints spoken or sung that would warrant an arrest, and, doubt? less, a. conviction would be difficult to secure on that score?it all depends on the point of view. Hut the whole ?story, funny as it undoubtedly is, makes fun of constancy, faith and de? cency. in the second act, a father and son discover eueh other at a "Hash" restau? rant, dining, drinking and generally "sporting," and, so fur from being shocked, they fall into the arms of each other, rejoicing to learn that "like father, like son." and, later, shield nnd help one another at home with the wife and mother. A situa? tion ugly, to say the least. The evil of the whole thing (to pose, for an instant, as a mot allst i lies in the fnet that the piece is so cleverly, so in? geniously, worked out. that no one can help laughing at it ? it Is vicious to its core, hut its vice is never a mon? ster of hideous mien; mi the contra? ry, it Is brilliant, attractive ami win? ning, and in those qualities lies its ha i m. Tlie scenery was somewhat worn and tired, but the company was more titan capable. Voting Ward de Wolf was the stai of the performance; he was gen? uinely clever, and the rest of the com? pany measured up satisfactorily. The play is a masterpiece of sugges? tive. Kreuch farce, and a great big audience roared and screamed its ap? preciation of its vicious wit. hut, from thr standpoint of an unprejudiced ob? server, It Is as dirty and salacious a performance as has ever been present? ed in Richmond. W. D. G, An \rtlM4lc ('nni'ort. Despite the inclement weather a large audience gathered at tho City Auditorium last night to hoar the Met? ropolitan Concert Company |n the third concert of the Radcllffe series. This organization, consisting of Mine. Luc I hi Chllson-Ohrmnn, soprano: Miss Adah Campbell llussoy, contralto; ,l. Humiblrd Duffey. tenor, and Frederic Martin, bass, fully sustained the rcpu t tit ton which preceded it, and gave a program that was well received, the piinted program being nearly doubled In length owing to the frequency with Which the artists were forced "to re? spond to encores. Mmc. Ohr man created a particularly favorable Impression with her colora? tura work in the familiar "Polonaise" from "Mignon." Miss llussoy sang with her usual good taste a group of tongs admirably adapted to her splen? did contralto voice. Mr. Duffey is a tenor who has recently emerged from \\'ie baritone class. His voice was pleasing in quality and hl3 songs were well received. It would be difficult to Und a better oi more popular bass than Frederic. Martin. "Age does not wither nor cus- ' loin stale his Infinite variety." AI- \ though he has perhaps appeared In j more concerts in this city than any I other singer, lie is ever welcome, as I his reception last night proved. De | was in splendid voice, and sang his numbers in a most artistic manner, his clear-cut enunciation being a delight to jaded ears. The singers were for? tunate in having an exceptionally clev? er und sympathetic accompanist. Miss Susie Ford, who also played the Chopin "Ballade." opus 4 7, as a sulo number most effectively. Altogether one of the most artistic concerts Mr. Radcllffe has sent us. E. 11. C. Hone'? Travel Festival. Those who have traveled for years, as well as those who have not wan? dered abroad at. all, will be equally in? terested In Lyman II. Howe's Travel Festival at the Academy to-night. Tho range of subjects Is world-wide. They please the intelligence as well as the eye. Many of them are presented In all tho rich tints of nature. Tho matchless natural beauty of Europe is shown side by side with extraordinary scenes In tlie Orlenl robed in all the gorgeous color of the living reality. The mag? nificence and beauty of every land de? picted is such as to compel a thrill I of delight. I Some of the big features of the new i program show the construction and launching of the While Star liner ! Olympic,' the largest ship in the world. ; llnckcnsehnildt Kails to Throw Zbyar.ko. New Vork. February U.?In ninety i minutes of wrestling, George Hacken j Schmidt, the Russian lion, failed to I throw Stanislaus Zbys/.ko, tlie Polo, at 1 Madison Square Garden to-night, and I the match went to the Pole- llack I cnschmldt had undertaken to throw j Zbys/.ko twice, within an hour and bail". Always Best Groceries Always Lowest Prices Nearby Country Eggs, dozen.22c Pocahontas Sugar Corn, 9c, or 3 cans.25c Canned Tomatoes.5c Best American Granulated Sugar, per pound.5c Hamilton Roasted Coffee, 1-lb. papers .19c New Virginia Buckwheat, 4c lb., or 7 lbs. for.25c New N. C. 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[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Charlottesvlllc Va.. February 9.? I Virginia's baseball coach. Umpire nig- j ler, of the National League, will issue a cull to-morrow for battery eund'- | dates to report. Most of the' candidates j Tor pitcher have been out for basket- j ball, and should be In good condition, but a few arc already in training. The rainy weather of tho past few days has interfered with practice con? siderably, it has beou tlie purpose ? f | Kigler to get tho men used to meet- i lug the ball before they are ready for ? regular batting practice. Consequently j the buttery candidates have not been j practicing, as they would be "speeding them over'' before the players nave Kotten their eye on the ball, and thus the pitcher would have an unfair ad? vantage over tho batter. For this rea? son the battery candidates have not been out before the regular team, as Is the usual custom. Riglcr Bays there is plenty of good material In college, lie was a close observer of last year's squad, and ban u fair knowledge of the ability of the various candidates who applied for positions last -prlng. WIMi IIOI,b MANY MF.KTS WITH CASTMd 1111,1, HOUNDS The Castle Hill Hounds will meet every Friday at 3 P. M , and every Monday morning at s o'clock during the month ?l February, weather per milting. Tho order for the meets Is signed by Mrs. Allen Potts, M. F. H., and each run will begin at the ken? nels. .Some particularly attractive country has been picked out. and it in expected that tho hunts of this month will be numbered among the most enjoyable of the season. TRIAL DRAGS ON SLOWLY Pautchcnko Corn (hfr Cnnr Afresh, Rut \ddn Nothing .New. St. Petersburg. Fcbrua* ? I).? The trial of fount He Ldissy and Dr. Pantchenko for the murder of Count Vasslll Botiturlln is dragging along Interminably. To-day Pantchenko went over the entire case afresh, but added practically nothing to the facts. Ho explained ths ? he had obtained toxin from t.ronstadt for a bacteriol? ogical laboratory projected by fie Lassy. 11 r had been told that Boutur lln was accidentally Infected. lie ex? amined the patient and discovered an ulcer, but not where ho had made the spcrmo Inject ons. Bouturlln, on that occasion, assured hint that he had not used the syringe himself. Pantchenko said that he would not aflirm that Bouturlln's death had been the result of scjf-lhjccl Ion. and said tluu he was willing to take the blame on his own shoulder.''. Suddenly, he veered and declared emphatically that in ease Dr. Cogan, who was last in at? tendance on Count Vasslll, was directly rcsponsible for the patient's death, even it Pantchenko had accidentally Iniectcd him. The magistrate called upon Pantch enko to confess, and the witness coolly narrated the semblance of a confes? sion as though he was telling an Ara? bian tale. He said that in his orig? inal confession, be was prompted sole? ly by the wish to be a scapegoat, lie was animated by the .same wish now. He disclaimed knowledge of the. De I .assy letters, and denied that he had ever blackmailed the count. The evening soss'on was devoted to De Bnssy's financial affairs. The court records of Vllna showed that 2el civil suits had been brought against htm during the past eight years. BISHOP WHITAKER DEAD A Churchman of Brand \ InIoji nnd Greatly Beloved. Philadelphia, Pa, February 9.? Fu? neral services for the Itt. Rev. O. C. Whitaker, Bishop of the Protestant episcopal Diocese of I 'ennsyl vnnia, who died at his residence here at noon to-day of exhaustion following a se? vere attack of grip, will be held next Monday afternoon from the Church of the Saviour. The Rt. Rev. Alexander Mackay-Smlth, the coadjutor-bishop, who by right of succession became bishop upon the death of Bishop Whit? aker, will preside at the services. In? terment will be made in the graveyard of the Church of St. James. Bishop Whltaker was born in New Salem. Mass., in 1S^0. Me was a churchman of broad vision and was greatly beloved. Me prepared for the ! priesthood at the Mtddlesbury College. \'t., ami In tJic General Theological Seminary, New York. He was ordain? ed In lStlii by Bishop Fastborne. He served two years at St. John's Church. Cold Hill. Nevada, went to St. Paul's Church. Fnglewpod, N\ J., for a short time, and returned to Nevada, where he was rector of St. Paul's Church, in Virginia City; In 1S69 he was conse? crated Missionary Bishop of Nevada. Blah op Whitaker was made Bishop Coadjutor of the Pennsylvania Diocese in ISSt'.. and In tho following year, on the death of Bishop Stevens, came into the full honors. SCHOONER IS REPORTED Had Been Delayed for Weeks by Head Winds. Vineyard Haven. Mass., February 9.? Delayed for weeks by head winds, the Boston schooner. Sullivan Swing, long overdue at Wisscasct, Me., with a cargo of coal from Newport News, an? chored off here to-day. Kvery thing aboard was ".shipshape," and Captain Bawry said'the vessel had met with no accident, but that the adverse winds which he encountered will probably make the voyage one of the longest between' the Virginia Capes and the M:alno port on record. The schooner left Newport News January 11 and had not been reported up to to-day. Cap? tain Dawry took on provisions here ar.d will continue his voyage to-mor? row. WILL TEACH ARTILLERY .\on-CommlNslnned Officers Will I n Mtriict Militia En listed Men. Adding to the expert instruction now accorded by tho War Department to Hie National Guard; non-commissioned officers of the field artillery service will soon be sent out for service among the enlisted men of the militia artil? lery. At present there are no non? commissioned ?...cers available for this service but instruction will soon be begun for this ourppse at the artillery school at Fort Riley, Kan. This plan has been followed for some time with success in the Infantry branch, and for more than a year two army sergeants, graduates of the in? fantry school at Fort Leaven wort h, have been on duty with the Virginia inilithi, attending "drills and instruct? ing the men. Richmond Man Promoted. Promotion has .hist been accorded a Rich? mond boy?First Lieutenant F. C. MnConncll, Culled .States Marine. Corps. II? baa been ordered for his examination for the grade of enptain. Lieutenant McConneH's father wna an offi? cer In this city In the revenue cutter service, detailed to the supervision of construction of vessels nt the Trlgg Shipyard. Muat File (Jrounds at Defense. In the case of the city of Bichmond against former Alderman John M. King nnd others, nn order was entered yesterday In the City Clrcnif Court requiring Ihe defendant to file the grounds of the defense within ten days. Driven by Bill Bolger, wins GLIDDEN TROPHY. This was the last car to lose its perfect score in the 1910 Gliddon Tour. For five ter? rific days the $1500 Chalmers had no penalty, while $2500 to $3500 cars suffered. And in the final examination in Chicago, after a grind of 2851 miles, the Chalers "30" was not found at fault in any of its vital parts. The Chalmers 4,30" came through the severest test, to which stock cars were ever submitted with an unequaled record. Gordon Motor Co.. (Incorporated) "Cars of Character" Richmond, Va. Otlbcrt Pearson to Lecture. T. Ollbort Pearson, secretary of the Na. tlonal Atidubon Society, will deliver his lec? ture. "Bird Study With the f.'nmerji." at th? .lohn Marshall High School building on Mon dny xiiRht at S:?,0 o'clock. The Virginia Au duhon Society, under whoio auspices the lec? ture will he given, cxi'-nelB n rordl.il welcorno to all bird lover?. The lecture la free. : - -; HIGH-GRAD E Tested and True. We are headquarters for Garden, Flower and Farm Seeds of th-i highest quality and germination. Grass and Clover Heeds. Sc^d Pota? toes, nion Sets. Cowpeas, Field. Beans, Seed Oats Incubators, Brooders and Poultry Supplies. Fertilisers, etc. Write for ?jur free catal?juo (D). and! price list. Diggs & Beadles, Inc.. Seed Merchant-,, lllchntoiid, Va. Two Stores?1703 Fast Franklin Street; r,o:i-? Fast Marshall Street. Wc solicit voiir correspondence. CIUAIjITY THE I1EST. Heaters at 20% Discount Jones Brothers & Co., 1418 East Main Street !_1 -?. ? . . ?i "Lucca Olive Oil" IX EVERY PA.VPHV W II EHE; PURITY PKEVAILS. CHIASE TRAFIEIR, Importer Mail. 4220. ?00 We?t Main St. v .- ? ... sag ^musemrius. ACADEMY-To-Night Lyman H. Howe's Travel Festival Ride in n Dirigible Balloon. Living London, and 20 Others. Prices, 26c, 35c and 50c. ACADEMY OF MUSIC Tuesday Evening, February 14th. The Last Visit to America. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTISTE And Her Own Company, From the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris. Direction of W. F. Connor. Alexander Dumas Fils' Celebrated Play, CAMILLE Piece in 4 Scenes?5 Acts. Prices, $1.00, $2.00 and $3.00. Seats Now Selling BIJ DU?All Week HANLONS' NEW SUPERBA NEXT WEEK, HOSE MELVILLE, In "SIS HOPKINS.?? To-Day?Friday Everybody says the New Vaudcvillfe bill is Great. The New Pictures to-day are all Features. \_. of Baltimore, Y. M. C. A. HALL, FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 10, 8:20, Tickets at Stieff's Piano Store, 20j East Broad. ? Mock Trial CbrlMt Church ANNOdntlon. * The Cane of Smyth and Smith.' Doors .Open at 7:45. Price, 15 cent?j A laugh every minute guaranteed. .