Baseball Activities Begun at V.
M. I. and Outlook Is Very
[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?
April S?Fishburn at Lexington.
April 12?St. John's College at Lex?
April 11 ? Franklin and Marshall at
April l??Rutgers College at Lexing?
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
May 10?University of Tonnesseo at
May 1*?Massanut ten College at
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
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
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
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?
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All of the youthful enthusiasts woro ,
ou.t Saturday until the rain fell.
'?'Curses," murmured Jimmio. "Malo
rlict.ions.?' said Saracin?. Hut Whitllno
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?
"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
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?
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
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?
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,
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.
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
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?
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.
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WASHINGTON AND LEE
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
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?
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
[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?
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?
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
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
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
'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,
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
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.
Alf Lynch vs. Franklo Burns, 12
We offer all the best and
most productive varieties?
clean seed and first-class qual?
The New Washington
Burt or 90-Day
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.
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.
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.
I Leo Houck vs. Harry Mansfield, 10
i rounds, at Lancaster, Pa.
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.
Johnny Con Ion vs. Frankey Conley,
-0 rounds, at Now Orlcan3, La..
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?
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.
"Cars of Character"
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,
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.
GRACE VAN STUDDIF0RD
In the Comic Opera Bouffe.
The Paradise of Mahomet
Prices. 50c to $2.00._
Special Matinee Wednesday.
Even- Mother Should Not Fail to See
MY CINDERELLA GIRL.
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
Prices- ?t.G0 Parqucttc; 7ac. Balcony.
SoNh now on sale Jefferson Hole,
Cigar Stand. Straus Cigar Stand, 90S
East Main Street._,
New Vaudeville Monday and Thurs?
day. New Pictures every other day.
Features to please cvorvhfidy.
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