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FOR PRACTICE Baseball Activities Begun at V. M. I. and Outlook Is Very . Good. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch. 1 Lexington, \'n.. February is'.?The past wo>k witnessed the beginning of baseball activities at the Virginia Military Institute. The first steps to? ward the organization of this year's team were taken Thursday afternoon. : When Coach White assembled the : candidates In the gymnasium for a ! general prospectus of the situation, I A good many men reported for the squad, and these, together with the old men who are back, gives a goodly number from which to pick the nine Tvhh h shall represent the institute oh the diamond this spring. Owing to the Inclement weather of the last few days, no outdoor practice hns been encaged In as yet, ami the coach has confined himself mainly to indoor work with the pitchers- As isoon as the weather permits, however, active outdoor practice will begin. At present there seems to ho a dearth of material from which t o select pitchers. Throckmorton is the only man on the squad who has had shy experience in this line of work. The loss of Moseicy will be unite a blow to tiie team, especially so since Vit'5 t'1*' present schedule one pitcher sen not do all the work. Material for the other positions is plentiful. The members of last year's team who are back are: Rood and Grove, catchers, ?tuen, captain and first base; Moore, second base; Bryan, third base; Brand. left field, and tri'lnkle, Walker and Ewing, substi? tutes. Most of these men are almost pure of making their positions again this sprinc. Among the. promising new candidates are .lessee. lycech and Sewell. All three of these men have had experience, ami doubtless they ?will make good. The team considers itself quite lucky In being aide to secure again the ser? vices of Mr. White as coach. He is an obi Virginia star, and lias also had ex? perience in league baseball. He has proved himself to be an excellent coach, and possesses ah inside knowl? edge of the game which ho is able to impart to the members of the team, both by word and deed. So far thirteen games have boon I ?Scheduled, and the manager hopes to lie able to secure several others The I .Schedule is as follows: -March. ?Augusta Military Acad < my. at Lexington April 21?Roanoko College at Lex? ington. April S?Fishburn at Lexington. April 12?St. John's College at Lex? ington, April 11 ? Franklin and Marshall at Lexington. April l??Rutgers College at Lexing? ton. April IT?Virginia Polytechnic In? stitute at Roanokc. April 22?Mechanical and Agricul? tural College at Lexington April 21?University of South Caro? lina, at Lexington. April 2S?University of Virginia, at Charlottesvllle. May 10?University of Tonnesseo at Lexington May 1*?Massanut ten College at Lexington A It It ANGING FOR Fl'MCItAli OF ItHV. I'A I'll Fl? CAIIXK [Special to The Tluies-DlspatehV] Alexandria, Va . February 19.?The funeral of Rev. Father Richard L Cainc, who died j-osterdny afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Theo? dore II. I'icklin, Ti l i nike street, will take place at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic Church. The services will consist of r solemn high mass, with Rf. Rev Van de Yyver. bishop of Richmond, as celebrant. He v. ill be assisted by Rev. II .!. Cutler, pastor of St. Mary's, as deacon, an?! Rev. I. F. Kellv, as suh rieacon. Burial will be made in St Mary's Cemetery. The pallbearers will be four nephews of the decedent, and t wo former stu? dents of old St. John's Academy. Tho pallbearers have not, however, been rained by the family. At a meeting of Fitzgerald Council, No. 459, Kniqthis of, Columbus, held this morninyf a-r the Voting Men's So? dality Lyceum Hall. :it which time- a committee of six members was ap? pointed to draft suitable resolutions of respect. The body of Father Carne will be taken to St. Mary's Church at I o'clock Tuesday afternoon and lie in state un? til the hour of the funeral. Members of the Knights of Columbus will act as a guard of honor, while the body is In the church, acting in relays. > j^notiier meeting of the Knights of Columbus will be held to-morrow night, when further action will In taken on his death The members of The order will attend the obsequies In ti body. All rteeonln Urokrn. Ironwood, Mich.. February 19.?All -American records for ski lumping were broken to-day at the annual tourna tment of the lronwood Ski Club by An? drew Hangen, of Chlppewa Falls, last (I'.ear's national champion, who jumped If.j feet. The previous American record of 140 feet was made at Mat quet te a year ago by August Nordbv, of Supe? rior. Wis. SEK TUB Reo "30" With Fore Doors Price $1,350 Including wind shield; top extra. HEO MOTOR SALES CO., South Boston. Va t"_.-v..-???-?-:???-!-r The Richmond Iron Works Corpora tt?ti is now delivering the "QUALITY AND DIGNITY." C-__-1.? ." !.??-?-?-;? The buyer who knows the difference in automobiles will own a Jones Motor Car Co. Auen Ave. and Broad Street. The Worth Auto SaTes Co., 439-501 W Main St. Phone Madison 7069 The Pianola Piano is the highest form of player piano. It alone contains the Metrbstyle and Thcmodist. The Tochnola Player Piano?This is a first-class piano with a genuine Pianola built inside it. but has not the Metro style and Thcmodist. Write us for full particulars. 103 East Broad Street. Oldest Music House in Virginia and North Carolina, By GUS MALBERT. All of the youthful enthusiasts woro , ou.t Saturday until the rain fell. '?'Curses," murmured Jimmio. "Malo rlict.ions.?' said Saracin?. Hut Whitllno remained silent. Some how or other it is Ith possible 10 keep tho hnll players away from tho turfed Ihclosnrc; By which token It is meant to convey that B?ck Hook? er and frank Bigblc are regular at? tendants. "With the workmen working, and the players playing, to Pay nothing of Joe llcusler's usual antic- with his dog. and Billy Chapel's frequent trips to replenish the water bucket, there are gay old times out at the park thes.o days. Manager Sullivan is occupying a niche playing t!ie seven gods, since he has found a real home. And .is for Mrs. Sullivan?well, she Is simply revelling in the spirit of Vir? ginia sunshine. Mention it not, hut Pea reo and Baker will be here March l. Give rrio u day or two leeway, should they arrive a Jay earlier or later. It takes all of my time these days keeping in touch with the local news mill. Unless one keeps on the job all the time there is little information volunteered. What a pleasure it must be to be in ri^ht with tho powers that be. Sometimes it Isn't a pleasure at all. for a fellow likes to fool that what in? formation he gathers is obtained by the sweat of Iiis brow. In addition; he hiKi the satisfaction of . knowing that he is in a position to say what he pleases when lie pleases; Now for a gentle swat at the men who have been attempting to make thinking men believe that an affidavit swearing to the salaries paid was a j?>ke for the Virginia - ague. The affidavit system will be in vogue In the Virginia League this season. II will bo no joke. It will be enforced; No city, when it comes to the ad? ministration of leag.uc affairs, or to the adoption of ruhs for the govern? ing of the lea fine. Is ^bigger or greater or wields more influence- than the ma? jority of the league, l.'se that for y??r favorite brand and think ii over. As so umpires, that's a f|Uf'stinn for the man who has been elected to tho presidency ol the league to decide, it seems now thai at least a majority of the league magnates have confidence in thai. man. Me, too. Strange that Miley, who is usually so correct, should have come to the edhclusion thai Richmond had signed Whiiline. He has not been signed? yet. And as to thai Claude Brady affair. Take a tip, Danville, and don't be ugly; Owner Bradley was very frank in I Iii.? statement thai while he was hhxlous, as was Sullivan, to secure the services of (lie pitcher, be would not attempt to take the man away from I he tobacco city, if tin.- claims of the' men up there were just. Having that! in mind he wrote a letter to Danville telling! just what Richmond had done. In view <>f tin very fair and 8ports manlike ihnriner in which tho local owner has acted it is not up to tho city on the Dan to act uppish. Treat fairness with fairness. When you're right; there need be no justi? fication <>f your aits. Being right is stilllelont justification. And that's a mighty good principle to follow*, even if i did say It With the following list of men sign? ed, it looks as if Danville was pretty we 1 off without trying to gobble every!him; in sight: Outlieldt>r.s?Bdelle Alder, of Balti? more; B. F. Hreiner. of Baltimore: Ohirenec II. Irwin, of Ilarr.isohburg: George Johnston, of Baltimore. W. M. Lumsden. of tVhltoyllle. N. C.; Her? man Russell, of Baltimore; K A. Stuckert. of Baltimore; Goorjre Thompson, of Washington: Joseph Ward, of Rait I more; .Tack King, of llaverhillj Mass.; Walter Alexander, of Baltimore Infielders~n. Hi Morgan, of Ootds boro; Beinhart, of Baltimore. Willhim Snyder (thiril baseman), of B.-.lt< i more; James ]. Clancy, of Baltimore; I Arthur A llowoll, of Tennessee: C-t enr I. Jacobs, of Aberdeen. Md ; Cling. r\ of Martlnsvllle, Va : Herman Bussen, of Baitirnore (first hs?u or ! outfield?: with Gaston nod ' ?-'<;;.r p?^r I not yet having accepted terms Pitchers?James Boland, Claude Brady; a. J. Perrymnri, Bay Mnllenex, "Nancy" Hanks. .1. 1". A. Clhak, I: 'r. I Eastman, 5ohn Dlegel, C \V. lohuson. Oeorgc Scbacffler, Warren Wright. Catchers?Joseph Dnughlin (mann ( heri, Harry Smith, or last year's team; 'Johnny Williams, of Baltimore, j In addition to these. Secretary J. j II. FarreH'j bulletin contains the foi \ lowing Ii: t r.t player?, a:; having sli:u ed contract with 'Danville; Newton I Morton, John I^ee, Boger D, Drcnnlntj, : Lawrence Toimey, Jack Cudahy, Harry Meyers, Auijust Naxwell <or Mavwcil), Melvin Legates, F.. R. Saylor oat L.-en Fry. No information is avail tide u: to the positions these men play. Froth th<- grave of the impossible concoction originating in the mind} ? ?1" the gabby individuals from tho sen comes the expression from one of the scribes in Norfolk thin the Thlowatoj League?may its clays be many-?will give no quarter to the Virginia League In I he same breath the learned goni ginta League will be exhibited; Oh. how they do rave. And to cap it all, the same knowl? edge-laden youth vociferates to this tune: "If we bo outlaws then make the most of lt. Wo have never claimed to be otherwise" Go forth, go soolli. go?oh. g'wah. Mr. Ford has finally decided to sign a contract with Hal Chase. Of course, we all knew he would. But every line written means thai much publicity, and they need it in New YorK, as well as in the uushes. Dutch l-tevelle is not to go to Hot Springs, alter all. 11c will go straight to .unens with Arthur Irwin and tiio rest of the recruits. May he develop into a veteran. Ragsdale, a Virginia boy. who was last season regarded as one of tin: bist catchers in the Virginia Valley League, has been purchased by Hai? fa lo. ot the New YorK State League. Jlmhilc McAleer is still worrying the Washington writers. liven IJd. Grille is sore now because .liriimte remains too iar away from base lor any in - formation to drift through except via the reprint route. Get to it, fellows. Phi Moore is to be added to lite come-back list. After his recent mis? erable showing he got together With Uert Keyes and licked that boy lo a iiliish in New York Friday nignt. George Cowan, the fellow who you like whether you wont to or not, is getting into trim by working out in a local gymnasium every day. Cock lighting? Ask any of the mag? istrates of Henerracker Not a puz? zle, .lust a dare. Several Virginians were at the din? ner held in New York this week tor the sportsmen of the United States Among them were James \Y. Graves, of Richmond, and M. C Jackson, Har? vey Scwnrd, LoRoy K?per and L?nir?y Jones, of 1 'etersbiirg. The dinner which was suggested bv Harry \V- Smith, formerly M. F. II. oi the Loudoun hounds, and owner of tho champion pack of American hounds, having defeated Mr. lliggen sen's English i>ack a short while back, was presided over by that premier sportsman, August Bel mom. All branches of sports were repre? sented from fox hunters to automobile drivers; being the gathering of the an? imate and inanimate in sport land. Mr. Smith is now master of the Graf ton hounds. James W. Graves, the local renre sentativc present, is thinking of ar? ranging a similar dinner for sports? men in Virginia Here's hoping. I'on't forget that those prep, school? boys did some racing in the indoor meet at the Voting ( Men s Christian Association yesterday. If you don't' believe it look at the summaries. SWALLOWED BY THE EARTH Mini Cnrrieil So Swiftly That lie I? Not Smothered. Wilkesbarre, Pa., February 10.? After being sucked into the earth foi a distance of about seventy feet by a cave-In over old mine workings, Wil? liam Horb, of Duryea, following a re? markable escape. Is now in the Pittston Hospital, find is exported to recover. When the ground beneath Horb gave way he was carried down so swiftly that instead of holng smothered ho. was snot out into an old mine cham? ber, his hip having been dislocated and three ribs broken In the descent. He knew that his only chance of getting out alive was to reach a por? tion of the workings where men wero engaged, and despite his injuries he started to crawl along the working. After going several hundred feet ho fainted, and some hours later was found by workmen still unconscious. Touring Car, $700?Roadster. ?600. 1627-29 W. BROAD ST. For SO V.-ars the House of Quality. Straus, Gunst & Co., Distaler., (i?,j ('.lenders ot Fine WliUklcs. Drink Old Henry Its h?hte Record Proves Its Merit Two Cycle ^ 4 Cylinders ?Uli CA It THAT ||*<i NO VAI.VKS Guaranteed Engine Service. Price, 91,200 to *2,r>00. Imprrlnl Motor Cur Co., I) in t rlhnt err. Wmmmmm Hr'""1 M- ,M',,n?* v WASHINGTON AND LEE ANSWERS UNIVERSITY CP. Light, Member Press Committee at Lexing? ton School, Replies to Letter From Tom Towles Stating Virginia's Position in Re? gard to Athletic Relations W ith W. & L. and V. P. I. Lexington. Va.. February 19.?In a statement issued ffoni the Press As? sociation cC the University of Vir? ginia, we note the following preface: "When the faculty und athletic com? mittee that control athletics at Vir? ginia announced several weeks ago that there would bo no football game with V. P. I., there, was considerable ' dissatisfaction all over the State over the reasons assigned, and it was felt that the decision did not meet with the wish of the student body of the university." Following this comes a series of references and perversions of ancient history concerning the de? feat of the. University of Virginia by Washington ami Lee in U*'*7 in foot? ball, and the failure of the Univer? sity of Virginia to schedule a game with Washington and Lee since. All these statements lead up to the climax in what purports to be an otllclal statement by Tom Towles. a member of the G. A. A. of the University of Virginia. The reasons assigned by Mr. Towles why the University of Virginia is not KniriK to play Washington and Lei; and V. P. 1. in football next year are: First, lower entrance requirements than Virginia, and. second, a prefer? ence on their part to consider George? town and Carolina their football' rl vals, rather than Washington and Lor and V. P. I. This from one who was < lected to vote for games with the lat? ter schools. The first excuse?not a reason?Is in the nature of a very questionable as? sertion. It possesses the earmarks ot a libel, and Mr. Towles might be called upon to prove his assertion. It is certainly below the dignity of an in? stitution which claims Jefferson ;;s its founder to allow such a statement to remain extant without correction or retraction. According to Virginia's catalog, the entrance requirement is 11 Carnegie units?the same as at Washington and Lee. The burden of proof is upon Mr. Towles to show that the fourteen units required by the University of Virginia are one Whit better than the fourteen re<|Ulred at Washington and Lcc. As to her re? quirements, Washington a nil Lee has no apologies to make any anyone. She was a member of the Southern Asso? ciation of, Colleges for several years before i he University of Virginia was admitted?but that is ancient history. We simply wish to call the attention of the public to the inaccuracy anil in? justice of any such statement as made by the University of Virginia. A strange and peculiar anoma!> fastens itself upon tho illogical argu? ment coming from Chaiiottesylllo in the fact that so far Virginia has deigned to play one or two games of basketball with Washington and Lee each year since the unfortunate calamity of J907. Why doesn't the "low scholastics"' argument apply to basketball as well as to football an 1 baseball? The second objection seems to be more sensible. The University of Vir? ginia lias the right to play whom .1? will, but in doing so she can't claim State ami Southern championships without nieeiihg her two strong State rivals. Moreover, if she Wishes to win favor in athletic circles she cannot omit games with Washington and Leo and V. P. I. Washington and Lee and Virginia Tech have been meeting in football, baseball, basketball and track for a number of years, and the best of fool? ing has been sustained' throughout this time. There is no reason ay this should not bo true, when elthei of them meets Virginia If the proper gentlemanly spirit is present in such contests. Washington and Leo has remained always ready -co the. last games of baseball and football with Virginia to , Play any place }n ^Virginia outside of ', Already Coaches Know About What to Expect of Baseball I Material. "Wake Forest. Va., February 10._ Baseball practice will begin in earnest Monday. For several weeks the candi? dates for pitcher and catcher have been working, and already a knowl? edge of the- ability of the men for j these positions has been gained. Of j course, it cannot be said what the men I will do In a game, but the coaches know what, to expect. Captain Utley in all probability will be the main? stay In the box. Pointer and Under? wood, two big ISO-pound freshmen, and Smith, of last year's scrub team, will be able assistants. Two south? paws give promise of making good men. They are MeClendon, a soph more, and Hood, a freshman. Either Wntkins. Diddlok or Beasley Is capa? ble of holding down the receiving end 'of the battery. Every college in the State win be played. Manager Tuck? er has cut qiil prep school games on account of professionalism that ex? ists In the majority of the prep schools of North Carolina. The, second game to be played Is with the University of North Carolina. Student and alumni are longing for the basketball game with the Uni? versity of Virginia, which will be play? ed next Thursday. Wake Forest has never lost a game to a college on the home floor, and only one Y. M. C. A. team has ever been able to gain a vic? tory from the team on this door. Knowing the strength of Virginia the team Is working harder than ever in order that It may be able to maintain the record of former years. I There are at. present more appli? cants for the track team than ever be? fore. The chief stimulus to those try? ing for the varsity is the class track ! meet to be held on February 24. To participate' In this meet one must not have participated In three Intercol? legiate meets. In this meet prizes will be given to the persons winning the most points and to the winner of each llrst place. A. II. Martin, of Northampton coun? ty, has boon electod manager of the football team for next year. Martin Is a member of ? the sophomore class, and Is a. ministerial student. Last year he was a member of the scrubs, while this season he has played only class ball but made tho all-class team. Tho Thanksgiving game will be .played .With D;u\kLaoA, in. Chariptta ( Chartottesvlllc. For a number o? yours I the White and Blue teams journeyed j to Cbnrlpttesvlllo to play games, but I after Virginia hud been defeated on I bor home grounds it seemed only fair I that the futurt games be played in i Klchmomi. l.ynchiiurg. ???.? other Vir gin in towns. This is the present poai 1 tlon of Washington and Loo athletic managers. It is hoped that this statement will he sutllciciitt to -event any wrong im? pressions which might be made by the statements referred to above. c. p. Light. Rights of Way Being Secured and Subscriptions Solicit . ed. [Special tn The Times-Pispatch."J Lancaster, Va., February n?.?Lemuel B. Mumforti, of Capo Charles, who es? tablished all the banks In the North? ern Neck of Virginia, has sold out all Iiis holdings in this section in order to give all his lime to the financial in? stitutions on the Eastern Shore of Vir? ginia and Maryland with which he is concerned. He is one of the most pub? lic-spirited and far-seeing business i men of Virginia. The February term of the Circuit Court of Northumberland, .1 udgn j Wright presiding, occupied Hie great? er part of the past week The case ol the Commonwealth versus William j Williams, colored, for malicious as? sault, was tried, and the prisoner was .found guilty and sentenced tn two I years in the penitentiary. A number I of mi-demeanor and chancery cases ? were disposed of. and the court ad? journed till the April term. A very I large crowd was present on the first ! day. Chrinnlng M. Ward, who is the chief promoter of the proposed North? ern Neck ItaiHvay, was on hand In? terviewing I he' land-owners along the route of the proposed line and getting from them deeds to tin- right of way and pledges for subscriptions to tin road when built. Mr. Ward is great? ly encouraged at the success vv-ith which In- is meeting, and In- feels conti dent that tin- road will he built in tiro near future. He is also heartily In favor of the proposed railroad fron West Point to Frbnnna. The Pope's Crook Packet Company lias recently been organized with a minimum capital of $10,000, maximum $50,000 for the purpose of operating a steamboat line between Colonial Pe ach in Westmoreland county, to Popes Creek, in Maryland, which is the ter? minus of the railroad connecting Pope's Creek with Washington city. Dr. Hiram W. Harding, an old and highly esteemed physician of North? umberland county, is reported to be seriously ill at his home near Wicoml co Church. For many years ho was district deputy grand master of poi? sons In the Northern Neck, and has many warm friends all over Virginia who will be grieved to hear of his se? rious illness. CARELESS RATTLESNAKE Didn't Go Deep Enough for Its Winter Home, and 1? Cnpturcil. Newton. N. .T., February 10.?Sher? wood l>. Van Campen, assistant post? master was in liie woods near Milford, Ca.. recently with his brother, and ban occasion to disturb a brush heap. Hn uncovered a rattlesnake in torpid eon d-ition. The reptile was live feet six inches In length, and had thirteen rat? tles. The big snake had evidently delayed Its hibernating until it was so cold that there was no chance for It to seek a proper depth below ground. POWDER PLANT BLOWN UP Two Kille", one Hurt In Explosion at . Dii Pont Mllli l niontown. Pa., February 19.?Two reon were killed and a third probably fatally injured when an explosion wrecked the corning department of tho Du Pont Powder Company at Ollphant, j six miles from here, .lohn Phillips and ! William Walters were the employes I killed. The building and machinery were i blown to bits, and it is doubtful if I the cause of the explosion ever will be known. Tin- loss is ?2f.,000._ YV. C; Brown Says Price of One Battleship Would Do .Work. HE FAVORS RECIPROCITY V. Central President Thinks Western States Would Suf? fer a Time Onlv. Cnlcsburg. 111., February 10.?W. C. Brown.; president of the Now York Cen? tral Railroad, spoke nt the exercises of the Founders' Day nt Knox College. ?Many farmers were present. Ills nd drcss ? treated of the conservation ol the soil and of the necessity of In? creasing its fertility to meet the needs of home consumption. He said: "The Fniled .States is building two j or three great battleships almost every j year, which cost, fully equipped oer Itups an .average of $0,000.000 each, and . It costs close to a million a year to | niau. supply and maintain each one. i "With the money that one of these j lighting machines costa we could es? tablish and fully equip two splendid experimental farms of 640 acres each In every State In the Union, to be run by the general government. "The establishment of such farms by the government would soon be fol? lowed by 160-acre farms owned and run by the Statu in every county in our groat agricultural States. ?'Such farms, once established, would I not only be self-supporting, but, in mv 1 opinion, would show a handsome profit ! The effect of such a system of prac? tical education upon the products and profit of the nation's farms would b< almost beyond comprehension. Every j thriftless and uninformed farmer ' would note quickly the difference be- j tween the result of his loose method? | and those of the experimental farm. ! and benetit by the comparison. Men ! who novo no books on this Important J subject and who could Und no time to study them if they had. would learn by that most apt and thorough teacher, observation, the value of improved methods and would adopt them. "Let the government Invest the price o?" on,, battleship in this important work, follow the Investment m> intel? ligently and persdveringly for ten years, and the value that will hav been added to each year's crops of the tuition's farms will buy and pay for every battleship in nil the navies 01 the world to-day." In an Interview before the address. Mr. Brown expressed himself strongly for Canadian reciprocity and against annexation. Brown said: "The Immediate and direct effect pi the proposed reciprocity agreement will be adverse to the farming in? terests of th" States In the Mississippi iitid Missouri Valleys, but this Injur*. v. ill. in my opinion, be slight and tem? porary. Some of the States which a few years ago produced a large surplus of wheat now barely raise enough foi home consumption, 'if population continues to increas? as rapidly as It has in the past, within i few years this country as a whole \ Ail! bo on a wheat importing rntnei than exporting basis, and the wheat from Canada will be heeded to supply Our people with bread. I "1 doubt if any other crop takes an .ouch from the soil and returns so lit? tle as wheat, and It would be better if .much of the land how devoted to that crop throughout the, corn belt .< ubl be used for pasture and for rais? ing corn, which, in turn, should be fed to cattle and hogs on the farm, thus j preservin*" the fertility of the soil. "The reduction or wiping out of the duty on the output of our factories will, in my opinion, fully compensate for any loss, present and prospective, giving this country a diversified in? dustrial life, which is a better foun? dation for a permanent prosperity and development than is possible when one industry so largely predominates." THINK ELOPERS HAVE SAILED Connecticut rsirl's Mother Nearly Fran? tic Over AITnlr. Hartford, fnnn., February 10.?Not since they were seen on Thursday tak j Ing a train for New York at the Put? nam (Conn.) station has anything been ; heard of Miss Mabel Wllcox. the B?V j ? nteon-year-old daughter of Mr. and ! Mrs C. E. Wllcox, of South Woodstock, who eloped with Bobert Briggs, son of Ifenrv Briggs, a capitalist of Miami, Fla. Mrs. Wllcox Is nearly frantic at the Inability Of the State "police and pri? vate detectives whom she has em? ployed to discover the whereabouts of th,.* couple. She said to-night that Brigcs carried a roll of bills of largo denomination, which doubtless dazzled her daughter, and. furthermore, that Mabel was infatuated with the youth because; though he had plenty of monev. he was not afraid to work for his living at ?15 a month and board on a farm. Briggs has worked in various towns In Connecticut and Ith od?. Island. He Is about twenty-three years old. It is supposed that he married Miss Wilcox In New York, and that they are now on a steamer bound for Florida._ BOXING BOUTS THIS WEEK TO-DAY. . Harry Brewer vs. Clarence English. 10 rounds, at Kansas City, Mo. Mickey Sheridan vs. Joe Phillips, 15 rounds, at Cleveland, o. Boh PIttsley vs. Kid Julian, 10 rounds, at Syracuse. N. Y. Bert Key es vs. Johnny Dorian, 10 rounds, at New York City. Patsy Branhtgan vs. Digger Stanley, 10 rounds, at Plttshurg. Pa. TUESDAY. Alf Lynch vs. Franklo Burns, 12 WOOD'S SUPERIOR We offer all the best and most productive varieties? clean seed and first-class qual? ities. The New Washington Burt or 90-Day Swedish Select Black Tartarian Red Rust Proof, etc. '?Wood's Crop gives prices Special" and our De? scriptive Catalog gives full in? formation about Oats and all other Farm and Garden seeds. Wood's Seed Catalog and Crop Special mailed free on request. T Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va. rounds, nt New Haven. Conn. Young Sammle Smith vs. Eddie Mur? phy, 12 rounds, at Boston, Mass. Jimmy Perry vs. Johnny Moore, 10 rounds, at Antigo. TV la. Eddie Kelly vs. Gus Wilson, 10 rounds, at Buffalo. N. Y. WEDNESDAY. Jack Dillon vs. Jimmy Cardner, io rounds, at Indianapolis, Ind. Jimmy Cooley vs. Young Holtzhauer, S rounds, at Indianapolis, Ind. Jack Redmond vs. Phil Brock. 13 rounds, at Akron. O. Fighting Mungie vs. Jack Griffith, 3 rounds, nt Akron, O. Knockout Brown vs. One-Round Ho gan, 10 rounds, at New York City. Poe key McFarland vs. Frankey Ma ; dole, C rounds, at Philadelphia. Tommy O'Toole vs. Patsy Kline, 6 I rounds, at Philadelphia, j Digger Stanley vs. Young Dyson, 15 I rounds, at Thornton, R. I. Tony Ross vs. Hank Griffin. 6 rounds, : at Pittsburg. Sam Dangford vs. Bill Lang, 20 I rounds, at London* Eng. Danny Goodman vs. Mickey Sheridan, ' 12 rounds, near Chicago. Harry Forbes vs. Earl Denning, 10 I rounds, near Chicago. Battling Schultz vs. Johnny KHbane, I S rounds, at Windsor, Ont. I Phil McGovern vs. Monte Attcll, 10 j rounds, at New York City, j Eddie Grcenawnld vs. Kid Brown, 10 i rounds, at Hurley, Wis. 1 Johnny O'Keofe vs. Jack Twin Sill j livan. 15 rounds, at Denver, CoL. Billy Wagner vs. Jeff O'Connell, 12 I rounds, at Fort WaynerHfod. Terry Nelson vs. Peter Savoy, 10 I rounds ,at Fort Wayne, Ind. Young Donahue vs. Kid Burns, 10 rounds, at New York City. Joe Rivers vs. Jimmy Reagan. 10 ' rounds, at Los Angeles, Cal. THURSDAY. I Leo Houck vs. Harry Mansfield, 10 i rounds, at Lancaster, Pa. FRTDAY. Gene McGoyorn vs. johnny Albansee, 20 rounds, at Springfield, 111. Jack White vs. Tommy Gary, 10 rounds, at Milwaukee, WIs. Gus Christie vs. Mike Gibbon. 8 rounds, at Milwaukee. SATURDAY; Johnny Con Ion vs. Frankey Conley, -0 rounds, at Now Orlcan3, La.. BILLY KNIPPER The famous Chalmers racing driver drove a Chalmers "30" from Denver to Mexico Ci';y, a distance of over 2400 miles, over the worst roads on the conti? nent. The car that made the trip will take you anywhere you want to go?and bring you back. Chalmers "30V - $1500 Chalmers "Forty" - 2750 Ask for the "Flag to Flag" book describing the trip from Denver to Mexico Citv. GORDON MOTOR CO., Inc. "Cars of Character" Richmond, Va. AMUSEMENTS RIJou?"Hrr Son." I ,n 1.1 ii?Vaudeville. "Tlio Paradise of Mahomet.? Always Justly noted for the com* plclencss of the productions that he gives his .stars, Manager Daniel V. Arthur Is said to have outdone him? self In the way he has staged and cos? tumed tt;e new comic opera ? houffo. ?"The Paradise of Mali' met." which will '"ring Miss Grace Van Siuddlford to the Academy on Tuesday night. The attraction Is being brought here Jirect from the Herald Square Theatre, New York, in its entirety. I 'Where ihr Trail Divide a." Iii "Where the Trail Divides." th? I aew play In which Robert Edeson will appear at. the Academy on Friday and Saturday nights, that star will, for :he second time, enact an educated ami j polished American Indian. This fact . will, of course, recall Mr. Edeson'1 most famous role. "Strohgheart," and I the new play is In some respects sim? ilar to "Strongheart." Mr. Edeson'a role Is that of How Land or. a Slou? indlan. whose marriage to a white ;vo man brings about a highly Interesting Story. The play was written by Mr. Edeson himself from Will Lllllbrldgc't novel of the same name, and will In? troduce him for the tirst time in th? noublc role of star ,ind playwright. The cast includes Eva Dennison. of ?'Chorus Lady?' fame: Cordeita McDon jld. A. H. Van Buren. George w. Bar num, Charles Chnppelle. Joseph Raw ley, Shop Camp. John Preacott and E, M. Dresser. I "Her Son" nt Ilijou. One of the most pretentious offer? ings of the season Is announced as thu attraction for the Bijou Theatre thia week, with usual matinees and special matinee Washington!? Birthday, .jr. Charley Bradley's big success; t''Hoi Son." a powerful dramatic play of New York life of to-day. The story of an unusual mother's lovo Is told in a ? -s t interesting throo act play, presented by a company of rare excellence, under the management of the Schiller Amusement Company, with the same scenic and electrical equipment as was Identified with the j play during its summer run in Chicago (at advanced prices. I'nlvrrcdtj- filer Club. A new feature that has been added to the program arranged to be given in the auditorium of the Hotel Jef? ferson Thursday evening by the Uni? versity of Virginia Glee Club will bo the appearance of K. O. Payne in a. female Impersonation sketch with George Waller. Payne was '?lending lady" in the "King of Kong," the comic, opera given by the Arcadians. the dramatic club of the university, two years ago. and In that role made a decided hit. Both will be costumed Iii the garments of the fair sex. and will act as well as sing their parts. All arrangements for the coming ot the university men have practically been completed. The trip to Richmond will be made in a special car, which will be attached to the Chesapeake and Ohio train leaving Charlottesvlllo .Thursday morning, and on arrival her? : the students will go to the Jefferson ! Hotel, which will be their headquar? ters during their stay. The morning after the performance , here the members of the Glee Club will j leave for Staun ton. where thoy will give an entertainment Friday night. From Staunton the university musi ' clans go to Swoetbrlar, Va., for a per? formance on Saturday evening. A dance Is being planned by the young women of the Swoetbrlar College in honor of the visitors. amusements. GRACE VAN STUDDIF0RD In the Comic Opera Bouffe. The Paradise of Mahomet Prices. 50c to $2.00._ BIJOU?ALL WEEK Special Matinee Wednesday. Even- Mother Should Not Fail to See NEXT WEEK, MY CINDERELLA GIRL. FRIDAY AMI SATURDAY NIGHTS ONLY In his new play, WHERE THE TRAIL DIVIDES Prices: 50c to $1.50. JEFFERSON TIOTRT, AUDITORIUM. Thursday Night, February 23, at 8:30 P. M;. ? University of Virginia Gloe Club. "The Glee Club of the South," composoo of twenty-five students of rare musical talent. TriREE Q.UARTETS. Prices- ?t.G0 Parqucttc; 7ac. Balcony. SoNh now on sale Jefferson Hole, Cigar Stand. Straus Cigar Stand, 90S East Main Street._, THE LUBIN New Vaudeville Monday and Thurs? day. New Pictures every other day. Features to please cvorvhfidy.