Miles McCabe Leaves Note Say?
ing He Had Lost Control
of His Mind.
For fear that he would lose his
mind, und believing that he would be
bettor deud, Miles McCa.be, sixty years
old. a stono-cutter by trade, committed
suicide yesterduy morning in the lodg?
ing houBe of Mrs. Caroline Ball, 29
North Seventeenth Street, by Inhaling
He was found ahout 10:30 o'clock by
Mrs. Ball and several roomers, whe
were attracted to the room on tho
third floor occupied by McCabe by the
strong odor of gas. The door was
broken open, and the body was found
lying on the bed. McCabe had been
very careful in his preparations. Every
opening In the room, every chink
through which air might permeate,
find even the keyhole, were stuffed with
?lothes or paper. On Iiis person wae
found h note address to L. Gordon,
secretary of the Stone Cutters' "Union
?>f Granite, Maryland In it Mc?
Cabe ' tasked forgiveness for his rash
act, and, stated that he was losing his
mind. He said that he lost control of
his mind last Tuesday and also on
.Saturday. "I would bo better dead,'
he concluded, "and will undertake the
|ob alone "
McCabe came ! to Richmond about
four weeks ago, but since then had
been almost constantly In the City
Hospital, 3uff^rliifc from rheumatism.
He left the City Hospital a week ago.
and wont to the lodging house. He
Is not known to have had any position.
It Is said that ho has a brother in
Lawrence, Mass., and another brother
The body will be cared for by the
HEN TIES UP TROLLEY LINE
Hound to Lay That r,gg, and Panam?
aern Join Her ruckling.
New York, February 27.?Trolley
traffic on the Avenu? C line, In
Bayonne, was blocked twenty minutes
yesterday afternoon by a'speckled and
rosy-combed hen that scooped for her?
self a nci|t between the car tracks and
inadc tlril usual preparations for lay
Injs .i high-class, low-priced ''fig. The
llrst trolley car that arrived after the
ben hat' settled herself on the nes'
jvas flli/d with passengers.
Henry WU?erlnan, the motorman,
who knows much about cold storage
and limed eggs, but little about strict?
ly fresh ones, ran his oar close to th<
hen before ho stopped It. and leaning
over the dashboard, yelled "Shoo!" The
hen simply looked tip at hltn and wink?
ed and settled herself all the cjosci
on the nest. Passengers near the front
of the car looked out and saw what
was blocking traffic. They laughed at
first, but when those in the rear of
tho car yelled to the rnotorman to go
ahead, those who could see the hen
"Give her a chance," one man said
"j haven't seen a strictly fresh cge.
llnce j left the furm fifteen years ago."
"And I was raised in the city and
never saw one," the motorman replied.
"I'm always ready to look at curiosi?
Minute after minute elapsed, and
soon every one became Interested, in?
cluding those In a car that lined up
behind. Finally the hen fluttered off
the nest and began cackling as though
FOR COLDS AND HEADACHES, INDIGESTION AND SpUR
STOMACH. GAS AND FERMENTATION, CONSTIPATION AND
BILIOUSNESS, WITH MOST SATISFACTORY RESULTS.
^iQTE THE NAME
IN THE CIRCLE
ON EVERY PACKAGE OFTHE GENUINE
THE WONDERFUL POPULARITY OF THE GENUINE SYRUP
OF FIGS AND ELIXIR OF SENNA HAS LED UNSCRUPULOUS
MANUFACTURERS TO OFFER IMITATIONS. IN ORDER TO
MAKE A LARGER PROFIT AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR
CUSTOMERS. IF A DEALER ASKS WHICH SIZE YOU WISH.
OR WHAT MAKE YOU WISH. WHEN YOU ASK FOR
SYRUP OF FIGS AND ELIXIR OF SENNA, HE 15 PREPAR?
ING TO DECEIVE YOU TELL HIM THAT YOU WISH THE
GENUINE. MANUFACTURED BY THE CALIFORNIA FIG
SYRUP CO ALL RELIABLE DRUGClSTS KNOW THAT
THERE IS BUT ONE GENUINE AND THAT FT IS MANU
FACTURED BY THE CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO ONLY
NOTE THE NAME
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO
PRINTED STRAIGHT ACROSS,NEAR THE BOTTOM. AND IN
THE CIRCLE,NEAR THE TOP OF EVERY PACKAGE.OF THE
GENUINE ONE SIZE ONLY. FOR SALE BY ALL LEADING
DRUGGISTS REGULAR PRICE 50c PER BOTTLE.
SYRUP OF FIGS AND ELIXIR OF SENNA IS ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE NEEDS OP
LADIES AND CHILDREN. AS IT IS MILD AND PLEASANT GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE, AND
ABSOLUTELY FREE FROM OBJECTIONABLE INGREDIENTS. IT 13 EQUALLY BENEFICIAL
FOR WOMEN AND FOR MEN. YOUNG AND OLD FOR SALE BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS.
ALWAYS BUY THE GENUINE.
The sunshiny days at this glorious resort are delight?
ful. The famous Boardwalk at night under a myriad of
incandescent electric lights resembles fairyland, and is
a wonder and a delight to the visitor. Leading hotels
always open. /
Galen Hall Haddon Hall
? ? ? ? .,._.' ' i
On Sale To-Day at
Also all styles of Vic?
tors, Victrolas and Vic
103 East Broad Street,
The Richmond Victor Store
ehe had laid a crate of egge instead of I
only one. The motorman leaped from
the car, seized tho egg, held It up so
that all might see It, and put it in his
lunch basket. Then he put his car in
motion and the tie-up of the lin? end?
ed. "When officials of the company as?
certained what had caused tho block
they poBted a notice in the car barn
warning motormen that in future they
must not allow to a hen longer than
five minutes for egg-laying without
special orders from the executive
offices by telephone; whereupon tho
motormen assembled and agreed that
in no circumstance would one of them
run over a laying hen. Assertion was
made that the only thing for the rail?
road company to do is to build a few
nests between the sleepers, low enough
down so the running gear of the ear
will clear tho heads of ttie industrious
AXOTfllSIt A It II EST MADE
Wnde Wljllnms, of Lewis West's Gaug,
ipturcd In Wilson.
Wilson, fj. C. February 2".?Wade
Williams, another of the West gang
nnd who, West states, was in Mary
Young's house at the lime of murdei
of Deputy Deorge Mumford, was ar?
rested here to-day and placed in Jail
Williams say_ he returned here from
Norfolk yesterday. Sheriff Sharp,
learning that he was here, had the
house he was located in surrounded
by deputies and policemen, and ho was
captured without resistance. Tho city
and county authorities have retained
counsel to assist the State in the prose?
cution of the West crowd at the spe?
cial court' to be held here beginning
Action of Grand Jury Against
[Special to The Tlmcs-Dispatch]
Warsaw, Va., February 27.?George
W allace. Ii. Brady and II. Norsely, who
were arrested on the nicht of January
2& and landed in the jail at Montrdsa
on the Monday following, charged with
the brutal murder of Captain Allen
Dorsey; of Fairmont. Md.. commander
?of the schooner Irene Ruth, on tho
morning of January 2S. on which their
were employed; and also charged with
the assault upon John Allen, the mate,
wlio died later in a Washington, D. C.
I hospital, were indicted for murder in
i th?; first degree, by the regular grand
I jury ut Montross to-day. Two indict- ?
ments were brought in against each I
of the prisoners. As soon as the In?
dictments were brought In the at?
torneys representing the lnciot*d men
moved that the Indictment !>e quash?
ed, as the case should bo trie*] In Mary?
land, and not In Virginia. Judge
Wright *-<Jok the cases undrr consid?
eration, and will render hit decision
At the April term of court. The fol?
lowing friends of the murdered captain
from Somerset county. Md.. were pres?
ent to-day at court, and took a lively
Interest In the proceeding? B. W.
Parks. J. W. Beachainp. Murriel White.
Si. La timer. O. U. Dorsev. Captain Car?
rol Parks. Ge.orgo S. Walkor, Geo. D
Townsend, George E. Hall, Method
Holland, Elmore Catlln. Gee-. W. Wal
ston and Floyd Holland.
JAMES CITY COUNTY WILL
HELP IN BUILDING ROAD
Contribution of 91,3r~i0 for lllchmond
Newport News Highway, und
Appeal fur Stute Aid.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Williamsburg, Va., February "7.?The
James City County Hoard of Supervl- I
sors met here to-day. and unanimously !
appropriated $1,300 toward the cost of
building a sand and clay road be?
tween Richmond and Newport News.
The board's appropriation to-day In?
cluded an application for State aid In
the sum of 31.000. which will make
the total amount from James City, $2.
35D; This county's proportion of cost
has been fixed at $3.000. and the bal?
ance will be contributed by the Wil
llarnsbure City Council and by private
Frank \V. Darling, president of the
Peninsula Good Roads Association, of
Hampton: L. B. Mahvllle, chairman of
iho executive-'committee. <>i Newport
Nfows. ajid M. C. Armstrong, chairman
of the roads committee, of Hampton,
appeared before the boar I. and gave
encouraging accounts of the progress
alreadv nnde in securing funds. Mr.
Manyille. under whose supervision the
road will be built, says ho expects :o
begin work in April ;-.nd finish by
early fall. He will hare from five to
six camps, located in th* several coun?
ties, and each camp will be expected
to construct one-quarter of a mile
daily. Three prizes will be given to
the foremen of tho camps for the
best work done in the shortest time
1 at the least cost.
Conley Challenge* Coulon.
New Orleans, 1^. , February 27.
F rankle Conley, of Kenosha. Wls., who
was defeated by Johnny Coulon. in a
twenty-round bout at the Westsidc
Athletic. Club Sunday afternoon, to
day challenged tlie Chicago lad for a
return match. Conley reports that his.
failure to be at the bantam weight j
champion Sundav was due to tho fact)
that he took off ten pounds in eight
days in order to make the required
.Yearly All Stock Sold.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Suffolk, Va.. February 27.?At
meeting of the Suffolk Raseball Ass?VI
elation to-night, further plans looking
to entrance into the Tidewater six
club league were made. Nearly all tho
stock has i).?on sold, and a charter soon
will be applied for.
Alleged Forg?*r Captured.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J !
Suffolk. Va., Februar! 27.?Joe
Wright, "the negro penman." has been
captured In Wnrrtmton, N. C In a
long distance talk with the MayorV
W?rrentori this afternoon. Police. Chief
Brinklev learned that there are seven
! forgery charges against Wright, in
i Warrcnton. Wright passed thron
forged checks on Suffolk merchants
He also is wanted in Petersburg and
I Newport News.
IMItll DESTROYS mSI.NF.SS
SKCTION OF I*A GRANGE
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspat ch.l
Goldsboro, N. C, February 27.~l.ti
l Grange, a prosperous little town
! twelve miles east of this city, suffered
a $100.000 fire loss last night. Tho
main business section of the town was
I destroyed, together with the bank and
I hotel. '
The lire started In a grocery store,
of unknown origin, and as the town
was without adequate water supply or
organized fire department, tho (lames
iv-n business houses worn destroyed,
and Insurance carried is estimated at
The intensely dramatic
from Act IV of Aida
J by Homer and Caruso
This superb number is given in its entirety on the
Victor by the two most famous exponents of the roles of
Amneris and Rhadames.
69050 Aida?Duet, Amneria-Rhadames, Act IV?Part I,
Gia i sacerdoti adunnasi (The Priests Assembled Verdi
?5WI Aida?Duet, Amneris-Rhadamee, Act IV?Part II,
Aida a mo togliesti (Aida Thou Hast Taken) Verdi
Twelve-inch, with orchestra, $4 each. In Italian.
Another Homer-Caruso duet
The great Azucena-Manrico duet in the gypsies' camp,
Act II of Trovatore.
&9W9 Trovatore?Mai reggendo all' aapo aasalto (At My
Mercy Lay the Foe)
Twelve-inch, with orcheitra, $4, In Italian.
The favorite "Sicilians" by Caruso
An exquisite rendition of this delightful serenade.
87072 CavaUeria Ruetican*?Sicilians ("Thy Lips
Like Crimson Berries") Ma?c*gni
Ten-inch, with harp accompaniment. $J. In Italian. .
with the March list
LEAF TOBACCO REPORT
COMPILED BY COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND IMMIGRATION
FOR JANUARY, 1011.
Name of Market Total Number of Founds of Leaf Tobacco.
Drake's Branch .
Martlnsvllle . 1,055.058
Bice Depot. 209.671
Rocky Mount. 000,500
South Boston. 1,890,352
South Hill. ?425,103
Vlrgilina . 154.932
Sold at First Hand.
1.84 9.1 S3
Totals . 1 2.334.069 18,917,389 . 726,754 768.6S4
The following warehouses have not made their reports of sales for
January, 1911: New Centre, Chase City. Va.; Crenshaw-Planters Wnre
houses. Richmond: Star Warehouse, South Boston. Va.
Speelp.l requests have been sent out to the warehousemen asking their
co-operation in this work, and that their repoots be sent in just as soon
after the first of the month as possible. Some, however, have been very
negligent In this respect. 1 hope It wilt not become necessary to apply
the penalty for violation of this law.
News of South Richmond
South Richmond Bureau,
l?2? Hull Street;
Phone Madison 175
A. T. Traylor was yester<lay chosen
by Judge Watson, of the Chcsterfiol i
County Circuit Court, to succeed Spe?
ck?! Ofllcer Watts as policeman of the
Oak Grove district. The selection of
Mr. Traylor had been generally antici?
pated, although there were fifteen ap?
plications for the vacant position filed
with Magistrate Choatham. The un?
usual number of applicants and the
support given them by their friends
has -aroused considerable interest over
the appointment, but almost universal
satisfaction Is felt in the choice of
Tho appointment was mode after a
consultation between Judge Watson
and 'Squire Choatham, but it is under?
stood that the .Magistrate made no spe?
cific recommendation. Mr. Traylor will
assume the duties of the ofllce oh
\t the monthly mooting of the Bo. rd
of Supervisors of Chesterfield countv,
held yesterday at the courthouse. littl?
business was handled outside of the
routine. Bills were certified, tho coun?
ty accounts examined, and the discus?
sion of roads taken tip. Favorable'
comment was passed on the result uf
the employment of convict labor on
the county roads.
Under the existing conditions the
I order Issued by Postmaster Edgar Air
1 lan. of the Richmond post-office, in re
! Sard to the closing of the city office on
I Sundays, doey not apply to the office
in the Southside.
Until the actual consolidation of (lie
Richmond and Manchester post-office?
j is accomplished, which will probably
j not be before July, the Manchester
I office wiH be open for general de
livery on Sunday as heretofore. Aftei
the consolidation, the order will apply
to the Southside office just as it doc
to the Richmond office an-! stations.
While it is possible tnat Postmastet
Thomas Smith, of Manchester, may en?
deavor to reach an agreement with the
First Assistant Postht?ster-Oenora'
whereby the Sunday closing rule will
he put in force In the Southside office
before the actual consolidation, no def
? nlte Indication of such action has been
Arguments by attorneys In the case
of Plitie against the Virginia Railway
and Power Company for S3,000 dam?
ages In the Hustings Court, Part II..
was yesterday postponed until Wed?
nesday morning. It is expected that
Doom Not Apply Here.
\ run men i INtNtponed.
No Worry About
Yftu have at your command a de?
lightful variety of the choicest music to
captivate your guests?music sung and
played and sung by the greatest singers,
bands and comedians.
Come and Hear the Latest Victor Records
the ease will he concluded on that
Yesterday morning was given over
to honrinc the remainder of the tes?
timony for the defense, which clean*
lit) the last of the witnesses, and colli"!
was adjourned about noon. Illness in
his family made it Impossible for Judge
Wells to hold court after lunch yester,
day. and as It. H. .Maun stated It woulu
be impossible for him to appear to?
day, the tinal day of the trial was set
In the course of the four days of
the trial nearly fifty 'witnesses have
MtiKt fiot Licenses.
Assistant City Treasurer Bronaugh's
warning having been without effect,
the Police Department has now begun
to summon those people who arc oper?
ating wagons without having secured
the nceossury 1011 wagon licenses.
Yesterday several firms In the South
side were reported by the patrolmen
to be without the new wagon tins, and
I were summoned to anncar in the Police
Court. Part 11., this morning.
I Aside from the expenses of the court.
! proceedings the taw provides a
I penalty of Increase In the licenses
I of those wagon-owners who are late
in complying with the requirements of
In the Police <"'ourt. Part If . yestor
! day morning John 1'ollard was lined
$:\5t) for being drunk.
Ernest Bland (colored). charged
with erat? shbotinar and disorderly con?
duct, was tined $5 and costs.
George Henderson, charged with
skipping a board bill of ?2S," was dis?
missed after paying the costs of the
Funeral of Little Hoy.
The funeral of Warren Hunter Mann,
the two-year-old son of Mrs. L. A.
Mann, of .120? Stockton Street, who
died Sunday morning, was conducted
yesterday afternoon at :t o'clock from
the residence. The Interment was
made in Maury Cemetery.
The child's father died exactly four
Moving Pictures for Charity.
Tuesday night will be a special night
at the Victoria moving picture house
for the benelit of the organ fund of
the Meade Memorial Church, of Swans
boro. and the Church of the Good Shop
herd, of Forest Illll. Jn addition to
the regular picture show there wlli
be a special program of songs and i
On this occasion a series of sacred
pictures will l?e shown, among which I
is a roll entitled "The Raising of ?
' An unusually Important meeting of '
ludianohi Tribe of Improved order of,
Bed Men was held last night at 7:::m |
o'clock In Fraternity Hall, corner of
Eleventh and Hull Streets. The braves'
were out In force to consider the mat- I
ters laid before the tribe.
The regular weekly meeting of I
Stuart Lodge of Odd -Fellows will U j
I held to-night at 8 o'clock in the Odd- j
I fellows Hall, South Richmond,
j Progressive Council. Daughters ol i
Liberty, held its regular meeting las', I
I night in Fraternity Hall, corner ol I
Eleventh and Hull Streets. j
Lily Council, Daughters of Liberty!
I will hold its regular weekly meeting ?
I to-night at 8 o'clock In CerslOy's Hall i
j corner of Hull and Ctopton Streets.;
Personal nixl General,
The series of revival meetings undei
the direction of Rev. W. G. Btirch.
which bog/tin reeentlv in the Asburv
Methodist Church, will continue every
night of tliis week. L'irge congrega?
tions are turning oiii nightly to listv.-i
to Mr Blirch's sermons and many coii
j versions are i>elng mtide.
Rev, I. J. Wicker, of the L-alg'n
Street. Baptist Church, who recently
conducted the successful revival meet?
ings In the Balnbridge Street. Baptist
Church, will give in that church on
tho night of March 2-1 an Illustrated
lecture on the subject of his triu
through Palestine. ft
Tho church social last night in tho
Central Methodist Church resulted in
a large gathering of tlie church mem?
bership. Refreshments were served
and a?n entertaining program of music
Tho "Lend-a-Hnnd Society" of the
Hainbridgo Street Baptist Church will
give a tacky party Friday night at
tho. home of Mrs. TV. E. Burton for the
benefit of the church annex fund.
Charles Dickinson, son of F. T.
Dickinson, of 112 Cowardln Avenue,
who was recently knocked down and
run over by u grocery wagon, is Im?
proving from his rough experience.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snelllngs. of
Salisbury. X. C, are visiting relatives
In South Bichmond,
j Fair nt Chesterfield,
Plans for a county fair were djs
j cussed yesterday at an enthusiastic
mass-meeting of citizens nt. Chester?
field Courthouse, and tho Indications
are that a real county fair like tho
one last year?only "larger and. finer
than ever before"?will be undertaken*'
j this year.
Prominent in tho movement are Sen?
ator J. Ti. Wat kins and Delegate W. \V;
I Raker and the sympathy and support
of tho most influential citizens of the
county have been enlisted in tho pro?
ject. While the plans for the fair
have not boon definitely mapped but.
and the loaders prefer to keep silent
until complete details are ready, it is
probable that some public statement
i will bo made shortly.
I The fair of last year, a genuine
country agricultural fair, was a sue
cess In every respect, and it Is hoped
j that the interest of the farmers all
over the county can be nitracted this
' voar to the displays. Senator Wat
kins has already had some experience
In the handling of agricultural ex?
hibits and fairs and believes conditions
are promising for such. a project ffl
SIX CITIES MAY onGAXIZE
Sew baseball i,eaoie
I Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Clifton Forge. Va., February 27.?-A
local organization was formed here
this afternoon to promote a baseball
league, to be composed of this place.
Haf r Isenburg. St?unton and Covlng
lori, all in Virginia, and T,*wisburg and
11 in (<>n. in West Virginia. A commit?
tee was appointed to visit each of tho
above named towns, and see what the
prospects are. The idea will be to have,
a season of sixty games, informal ro
nurls have already been received from
four of the other* towns, and they arcs
favorable to (lie idea. Eugene Mathews,
the president of the local organization.
Is one of tho loading business men ot
FIVE DAYS' LIMIT
The R? F. & P. R. R. announce that,
effective March 1st, limit on the pres?
ent three-days' excursion ticket be?
tween Richmond and Washington, sold
at $5.00, will be Increased to five days,
including Mate of sale. This gives two
additional days for business or pleas
uro jt tlie National Capital, with nc
advance in fare.
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