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Second Stage of Work in Raising
Battleship Maine Under
May Be Months Before Wreck
Has Been Disposed Of
Havana, Monday, April 3.?In the
driving of the last few Interlocking
steel piles of the last of the twenty
caissons forming thc inclosing walls of
the huge basin, or cofferdam, surround?
ing the wreck of the Maine, the first
stage in the great work of exposing,
and ultimately removing the shattered
remains of the battleship sunk in tho
harbor of Havana on the night of Feb?
ruary 15, 18&8, has just been brought
to a successful conclusion.
The work was accomplished with a
rapidity fully up to the most ,san
i;ulne expectations of the army en?
gineers in charge, and Its progress
was unmarked by a single mishap or
hitch until the. introduction of tho
final pile, which failed to Interlock
properly with those on either b*vie.
This gave rise to a rumor that the
^lability of the caisson was endan?
gered, but examination showed i-at
tlie trouble resulted from the pile Oe?
ing slightly deformed by an accidental
blow from the Iron bucket of a dredge
working alongside, and the extra plac?
ing of three piles served to repair the
Stseond Stage of Work.
The second stage of the work, that
of filling the caissons, as fast as they
arc c?Tnpletcd, with mud, clay and rock
dredged from the harbor .bottom, has
been going on for some time as last
svs circumstances would permit and,
now that the ring of caissons is com
pleted, is being pushed forward with
he utmost rapidity. The steam dredge
Norman Davis, loaned to the govern?
ment by the ilUBtori-Trumbb Dredging
iothpany, and the United States Army
dredge Barnard arc dumping hundreds
? f tons of material into the caissons,
the work going 6h, as it has from the
i eglnnlng, night and day.
It Is expected that the tilllllfi of the
caissons will be completed by the end
>f April, and after that the second
work; that of pumping out the great
basin and IcaVirig"exposed the hull or
the battleship in precisely the condi?
tion she was on the morning after her
lestfuction thirteen years ago. wllj be
proceeded with. First, howoyer. a
?.' avy timber platform will be erected
u top Of the caissons encircling the
?asln to serve as a stage of operations
mil foundation for cranes and uiucr
.pparatuK for use when the work of
ilsmautliug the wreck Is begun, it
? 111 also serve as a temporary rest
ng pla< e for the dead on the Maine
u.h fast as tin remains are recovered.
As >oot: as the wreck is fully cx
.l the work of exploration in search
jf human remains will take precc
lerice of every orbet consideration, it
is practically certain that when this
? tage of the w..rk is reached a United
States man-of-war will he ordered to
Havanna, and will lie .lose to the.
??? reck to receive the bodies as fust as
I hey are recovered and transport tli<^rn
to their filial resting place.
After that will come an exhaustive
scrutiny ot the shattered wreck by
experts, who. in the opinion or en?
gineer officers, will be able to de-ter
oine beyond all future Question prc
.-isely the character of the agency
whereby tho destruction of the Maine
was effected.
Month* Itefore l-'fonl Stage.
Probably man;,- months wllj elapse
before the final stage of the work?
the extraction and disposition of tho
reck?will be begun. So far tho
,>:.iiis are merely tentative, everything
depending on what the condition ol
the wreck proves to he. It Is known
that the forward part of the ship,
thoiit one-third of her length. Is prac?
tically detacned from the rest, and la
so shattered Vhat it will have to be
ixtractcd piecemeal. When the after
part has been stripped as far as possi?
ble of all heavy weights, including
rhe two turrets, weighing with their
?iirs of 10-lnch guns, about 200 tons
?a -h, it is hoped thai it will be possi?
ble to build a bulkhead across the
shattered end and float thc hulk' out
of the basin to be sunk in all prob?
ability hundreds of fathoms deep in
tho straits of Florida.
Finally, will come the extraction of
thousands of steel piles composing the
t a enty caissons and the dredging of
the material witli which they were
lilled. This may not be completed be-j
fore the end of the year.
And Found a Change In Food Put
Him Right.
A man docs not count as wasted the
I line lie spends in thinking over his busi
itss, but he seems loth to give thc same
,m>it of careful attention to himself and to
his health. And yet his business would
be worth little without good health to
rare for it. A business man tells how he
did himself good by carefully thinking
over his physical condition, investigating
to find out what was needed, and then
. hanging to thc right, food.
"For some years I had been bothered
;i great deal after meals. My food seemed
to lay like lead in my stomach,, producing
heaviness and tlullness and sometimes
positive pain. Of course this rendered me
more or less unfit for business, and I made
up my mind that something would have
in be done.
"Reflection led mc to the conclusion
that overeating, filling the stomach with
indigestible food, was responsible for
many of the ills that human flesh endures,
and that I was punishing myself in that
way?that was, what was making me so
?lull, heavy and uncomfortable, and unfit
for business after meals. I concluded to
'try Grape-Nuts food to see what it could
;lo for me.
" I.have been using it for some months
how, and am glad to say that I do not
suffer any longer after meals; my food
' seems to assimilate easily and perfectly,
and to do thc work for which it was in?
"I have regained my normal weight,
and find that business is a pleasure once
more?-can take more interest in it, and
my mind is clearer and more alert,"
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of Cardui.
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I haven't bad one of those bud spells
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now, for it ling done me more good
than all the diictor'x medicine. I
recommended Cnrdut to siitrcring
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women?for the Ills Hint only women
suffer. It In regarded to-day an n dc
penduble raedlclue in thoosnndn of
homes, giving prompt relief to thc suf?
fering ones.
Cardui In made from harmless vege?
table Ingredients, and contains no dan?
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medicine, successfully owed by suffer?
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If you suflVr from headache; ner?
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For snle nt nil druggists.
Mrs. E. E. Wiley Charged With
Cruelty and Misappropria?
tion of Funds.
I Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Bristol, Va., April ?.?A sensation
has been caused by the arrest of Mrs.
E. IS. Wiley, the aged liead of the
GreencvUie Orphanage, at Greenevllle.
i Tenu.. probably the largest Institution
' of Its kind under auspices of the
j Southern Methodist Church, on charges
} of unmercifully whipping children and
I of misappropriation of funds. She has
. given bond for her appearance, and
j in the meantime an Investigation has
I been started that may lead to the ln
1 stitutlon being closed temporarily;
Mrs. Wiley is a. woman of high
! standing socially and In church circles,
i being a widow of a former president
of ISthory and Henry College, arid for
ear:- hf v apparent solf-sacrifcirig de?
votion to the several hundred orphans
! in life institution has endeared her
: to the Methodist people, particularly,
and to all denominations.
The orphanage has been supported j
bj the church and by donations from)
counties, cities and individuals. -There
ar. rumors that Mrs. Wiley may have
broken down mentally as a result ol
the fifteen years' heavy strain through;
which she has passed, and a leading j
Methodist minister of this section ex?
plains the charges upon this theory. I
declaring that they are unthinkable i
on any other.
The cruelty charges arc most serious,
and the people are further shocked as
the matter Is gone into deeper. It s
rumored that the last grand Jury of
Green county returned a true bill!
against Mrs. Wiley in connection with
i the charges.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Spencer, N. C. April 9.?A man-hunt
was indulged iu in Spencer on a large
scale yesterday, when it was learned
that Charles M. I'cnnington. a well
known young man here, had just re?
turned from Asheville and other points !
with his bride, who. prior to her mar?
riage, was Miss Willie Mae Stewart, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.uther Stew?
art, of Davle county. The young cou?
ple came here and made an effort to ?
escape their friends, who assembled
in large numbers. They were chased !
over town from house to house, and
finally thc hunt was given up. A short j
time afterwards the bride and groom
Wore found under a house, where they i
had taken hiding to elude their friends
and to escape the serenade which was
attempted. _
Forecast: For Virginia?Fair .Mon?
day, slightly warmer in the interiort
Tuesday fair warmer; light to moder?
ate northeast to east winds.
North Carolina?Fair, slightly warm?
er Monday; Tuesday fuir, warmer; light
to moderate northeast wintls.
Fair. Sunday midnight temperature,
(At S P. M. Eastern. Standard Time.)
Place. Ther. II. T. Weather.
Abilene . 56 60 Cloudy
Augusta . 58 64 Clear
Asheville . 4f> ?o Clear
Atlanta . 56 62 Clear
Atlantic City_ 42 44 Cloudy
Boston . 36 3S Cloudy
Buffalo . 32 11 Clear
Charleston . 5S 62 P. cloudy
Chicago . 40 42 Clear
Calgary . 4S 52 Clear
Duluth . 40 48 Clear
Denver . 60 66 P. cloudy
Galveston ...... 68 68 P. cloudy
Huron . 54 62 Cloudy
Havre ...... 64 70 ' P. cloudy
Jacksonville .... 58 78 Rain
Kansas City...., 54 58 P. cloudy
Knoxvllle . 60 56 Clear '
Louisville. 50 50 Clear
Memphis ....... 50 58 Cleat
Mobile . 62 68 Clear
Montreal ....... 32 38 P. cloudy
New York. 42 46 Clear
New Orleans.... 64 70 Clear
Norfolk . 46 46 P. cloudy
North Platte... RS 62 Cloudy
Oklahoma City.. 60 64 Cloudy
Plttsburg . 42 46 Clear
Raleigh . 48 54 Clear
Savannah . 5S 68 P. cloudy
San Francisco... 54 58 P. cloudy
Spokane . 54 58 Rain
St. Paul . 48 ,r.2 P. cloudy
Tampa . 74 82 Clear
Washington _ 44 50 Clear
Wilmington .... 48 54 Clear
Wythcvllle. . 3S 44 Clear
April 10. 1011.
Sun rises...j 5:44 Morning.... 2:17
?un sets. 6:30 Evening.... 3:02
Former Finance Minister Tells
of Scheme to Boost Bonds
Mostly Owned by King.
Madrid, April 0--Republicans and
Radicals generally arc making great
capital but ot tin? recent*condemnation
of King Alfonso on the floor of the
..Cortes by Deputy Ursaix. formerly
j finance minister and n leading Con
I ser\'atiye,
I lirsaiz virtually accused the King of
gigantic enibezzli.Muent of public fund.-;
in connection with the redemption of
the national debt, for which Premlei
j Caualejas |.< striving. The HerlousneS.'
j of the deputy's charge did nut dawn
upon the people at lirst, but the Re?
publicans are now scattering an ox
I plahatioii iof the charge broadcast, f?t
[ its effect,'"promises to ho more_serioii3
': than all tae campaigning the Radicals
; have been doing for years.
The statement was called out by a
; proposition the cabinet submitted to
? the Cortes to pay at par for a largo
j issue of bonds, orlginully s.old at a
very low tigure. The amount of the
("rake-off" the holder? will secure, It
i the plan goes through, Is about $5,600,
? 000. Alfonso owns most of the bonds
! "This suggestion,;' declared Frsiilz,
'? "is an immorality, ah embezzlement
And It is the King who-propose:- rain
Hspana Nueva, a Progressive news*
paper, has lifion printing the amounts
I paid to members of the royal family
on each preceding day. with the ret
; turn they rendered, a typical record
l is a> follows:
j "Paid to the King. 10,443 pesetas
($3,000); his elder son. I.3SS pesetas
; < S277 >: his wife. 1.250 ($250): libs
! mother. tiM ($130); his aunt, Isabel,
' r,u[ ($139); his aunt, Kululi?, 41S i$S3);;
his aunt. Pass, 4l<? 15S3V; slsten
I Maria Teresa, 418 ($83); total, 21.7-5
[pesetas < ? 1.05 1 <?
"In return for this BUibf the King at?
tended mass, took part in a polo match
and assisted at an equestrian tourna?
ment. W e do not know of anj dona?
tion that he made."
Sermon tu Traveler*.
[Special to The Times-Dlsp?tt h. i
Salisbury, N. C. April f>.?-The Salis?
bury Council of Commercial Travelers
was given a special sermon by Rev. A
C. Thomas, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Salisbury, to-night, and the
occasion was err< atly enjoyed; During
the past yea i- the fraternity has made
marked advances in this section of. the
State, and large number of traveling
men are now connected with the Salis?
bury council.
liljon?Thumton, the Magician.
I. ii bI a?Vaudeville.
Rlggcnt Concert Vet.
In the eighteen years of its exist?
ence the \\ ednesday Club, which has
placed Richmond in the Hunt rank of
musical America by its persistent and
indefatigable ctlorts tor the advance?
ment of the musical taste of the public,
has never before met with the liberal
and enthusiastic response that is in
evidence this year.
I'resident J. G. Cbriey, of the Wed?
nesday Club, expresses contidence that
the judgment of the board of governors
' in making the heretofore unheard of
expenditure necessary to bring to Rlch
j mond the famous stars of the Metro*
I politan Optra Company, of New York
i will be sufficiently vindicated by th*
I total Xjf the receipts when the return?
I are all in.
I Tho demand for seats from Peters
j Mug has been especially a source of
j gratification. Thai city is keenly In*
[forested in the concerts of the. May
Music Festival this season, because of
lhe participation of the Petersburg
Chorus of tifty voices, which has been
-rained by Miss Jean Trieg, an ac?
complished singer and instrumental
The large number of reservations ap?
plied for by concert parties of from
-dx to thirty persons is another pleas?
ing feature of the advance sale.
The children's chorus, which was in
;-ast seasons, a feature of the after?
noon concert, has been dispensed with
this year. The singing of the famous
?oloists. the Wednesday Club Choir
and the Petersburg Chorus. has
neen substituted as more desired by
patrons of the festival.
Among the stars of the grand opera
stage who will be heard for the first
time at popular prices In the Soutii are:
Mme. Alma Gluck, oueen of lyric so?
pranos; Rlccardo Martin, reigning fa?
vorite tenor; Miss Florence Wickharh,
prima donna contralto; Signer Pasq utile
Amato, greatest of the younger bari?
tones, and Herbert Wltherspcon, the
leading American basso
Ihurston at Bijou.
At the Bi.iou Theatre this week, the
patrons! of that house will see thai
mysterious, yet clever entertainer
Thurston, the Magician, who comes thi?
se-ason with two carloads of tricks, II* j
lusioiis and magical novelties. Much
that Is new in this particular field is |
eromised by Thurston. who. It is claim?
ed, is the inventor of more tricks and !
Illusions than any other magician. |
One of the big new features of thi;?
season is Thurston'?. latest illusion or
magical sketch. "The Great Abbott De
lroit-30 Auto" mystery. Another start?
ling feature is "The Lady and the Dion.'
In which Thurston Is said to bring into
play a genuine African Hon. "Tho
Piercing Arrow" is still another new
one that has caused considerable talk.
while the "Ladv and the Boy..rim
Spirit Cabinet." /The Triple Trunk
Mystery," "The Wandering Handker?
chief," "The Flight of Princess, Kio."
and the ever-mvstlr'ying levltation of
Princess Karnap will give .lust a faint
Idea of the big and elaborate program.
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College Topics Bitterly Attacks
Co-?rdinating System at
l|apcr Says Only Female Riffraff
Would Take Advantage of
Bitterly attacking tiic proposition
for the establishment of a co-ordinat?
ing school for \yohien at the Univer?
sity ot Virginia, College Topics, the
weekly iiaper published at the uni?
versity; asserts "it is not believed fol
an instant that anything but femal?
riffraff would take advantage of thc
opportunity if offered." College Topics
expresses the opinion that to a man
the students''at the university are
tvongly opposed t<i the proposition.
Men students, it says, would refuse
to live side by side with tiie "dismal
brood" of women who would attend a
co-ed ucatl?hal school.
Further, the article states that it
has been determined to put a bill
through the Legislature next winter
along the line:- of the Strode hill of
thc last session. Professors Ormond
Stone ami Bruce F. Payne arc quoted
;:t> saying that there is no doubt about
the General Assembly adopting the
report of the Educational Commissi n,
while President Alderman himself is
tid to have made a categorical state?
ment that tin- question Is practically
sett I'd.
Quoting an alleged occurrence at
Wa hlngton State College :. few days
ago, when co-eds were roughly han?
dled. College Topics says that -the
respectable families of S'li-g nia would
not subject their daughters to any
such possible treatment by send'up
them to a ?co-ordinate school for ..wo- j
men.' "
Certain It Wilt neeome l.mv.
The article follows:
in tlte quiet of the committee room,
from which it will emerge as law at
the next session of the Virginia Legis?
lature in November, the co-educational
bill for the establishment of a "co?
ordinate woman's school" at Virginia
is biding disclosure until the an?
nouncement of tlte completed project
brings an opposition, unavailing be?
cause too late. Letters from Richmond
graduates and inquiries among alumni
in a position to know bring tlte cer?
tain news that in less than a year the
Strode bill will have become inexor?
ably fixed on the statute books and
the cause- of ed cation in Virginia
undone to that extent. Investigations
nearer home substantiate these unuu
thentic reports. Professor Ormond
Stone. Professor Bruce K. Payne and
a half-dozen more members of the
faculty interested in the scheme say
positively that there is no doubt hi
the world about the Legislature adopt?
ing the favorable report of the Edu?
cational Commission. Finally, Presi?
dent Edwin A. Alderman, a member of 1
this board, makes the evidence unim?
peachable by his categorical statement
that the question is practically set?
f'o-Orilinate Woman's School (f)
It is proposed by the Educational
Commission, and in this It seeks Its
whole justification, to give the female
students free access to the university's
educational utilities without making
Virginia coeducation, and in an in?
terview published in Topics six weeks
ago, Professor Stone declared that
even-handed Justice demanded thc con?
ferring of equal rights upon the wo?
men. This argument for greater efli
einecy and economy by centralization
Is the main plea of the "co-ordinate
school" propagandists, and precedent is
cited to show that the plan is feasiblu
at Virginia. At Oxford there are tho
- women's colleges of Somervllle, Lady
j Margaret and St. Hugh's; Radcllffe
College is the better half of Harvard,
and Barnard, of Columbia; The II.
Sophie Newcoinb Memorial College Is
the women's school of Titiane, anel
the V/estern Reserve University of
Cleveland Is said to be spilt Into two
departments without any difficulty. It
is claimed that the. co-ordinate school
system lias worked well ot these
places, and that thc plan is feasible
at Virginia.
If tho attitude of the students at
this university is sought by the co?
ordinate school party, it will be found
that there is not a man here but who
speaks of the proposition with bitter?
ness, and believes that its fulfilment
! would destroy all of the traditions and
higher Ideals for which the University
of Virginia has always stood. Thc
longer a man has been here, it ha*
been found, the more ardent is he in
his opposition. Wherever the subject
Is brought up on the campus, angry
j spirits begin to riso and coeducation
! comes in for a severe arraignment.
An Academic Distinction.
It is claimed by the student body to
a man and by a large majority of thc
! alumni that the distinction between co?
education and a co-ordinate woman's
school is a distinction without a differ?
ence. While tho women would live
on the Fry's Spring Road or at Ivy
or some other places apart from the
men's dormitories, they would use the
lercture rooms, study uneler the same
professors, and rub elbows with the
men students going to and fre?m lec?
ture. They would exert a demoraliz?
ing influence upon the university by
their presence alone, for it is not be?
lieved for an instant that anything but
femalo riff ran" would lake advantage
of the opportunity if offered. There
are too many refined seminaries in Vir?
ginia for the gentler s:ex to need In?
struction along with men. The Vir?
ginia man would have his own opin?
ion of tiie woman with such a lack of
modesty as to put herself on an equal
footing with men, free from all re?
striction, unsexed into a depreciation
of womanhood by the allurement of
"woman's rights." Virginia students,
and the class of men this term in?
cludes, will not live as students side.
by side witli this dismal brood.
Thc obstinacy of the student body
In this coeducation matter will make
Itself felt. As no advantages have
been made toward giving further In?
formation about this iniquitous bill,
there has been talk of a mass-meeting
for a full discussion of the subject.
Four years ago, Morgan P. Robinson
called a mass-meotlng for tho preser?
vation of Virginia traditions. It has
been suggested that fhG time is ripe
for another meeting of protest.
Mayor .fncksou rieai Here.
Mayor .luskson Beal, of Scottsville,
Va,, Is In tho city, stopping at the Park
Hotel. Besides, holding" the office of
Mayor, ho Is deputy county troaouror,
member of the county committee, and
chairman of'his precinct.
Squad Rounds Into Good Shape j
and Will Give Fine Account j
of Itself.
[Special to Tho Tlhios-Dispatch; 1
Weal Raleigh, N. C. April '.'.?Tho!
Agricultural an l Mechanical team Is
how rounding into superior shape, in
anticipation of tho many hard game* j
which will h< played from now on It? I
rapid succession.
So tue ot the v< rv harden games on:
the schedule will he played in the next j
two weeks, before tin- team starts on
Its Northern trip.* Two games have
been added to the usual Northern trip
the Catholic University, in Washing-1
t?n, L). C, ami Delaware College, in
Newark, Del. It was not found po ?
siblo to arrange a game with the Naval
Academy, at Annapolis, this year, and
? will be greatly missed, as it fur?
nished an opportunity to get a lim- on
the larger colleges and universities ut
the North, many of whom are played!
by I he Academy.
It is understood that the gam-.: with
Virginia Christian College, scheduled
to be played at Lynchburg on tie- re- I
turn; from tho Northern trip, has been ?
cancelled, and it has not been an-'
notinccd yet what lean, will be Rlayod
in their place. The schedule of games
on the Northern trip is as follows:
April 21?Gull ford College, at Gi.r.s
boro; April 2???-Richmond College, at
Richmond: April 26?Catholic Univer?
sity, at Washlrrgton. D. C.; April 27?
Delaware College, at Newark. Deb;
April :'S?Georgetown University, at
Washington. D. <'.
At the beginning of th" season it
was seen by Coach Thompson that sei -
ond base would be the weakest point
on tiie- team. Speer, who replaced B?s I
-i; second base during the early part
of tlic season last year, was shifted to
third to lake Black's plate, who gradu?
ated last year. IJost did not return lo
college, and with no * old varslt> man
for second base-. Thompson tried Fat
ton; a freshman, but as he hurt hi4
throwing arm in the early part of tho
practice season, he was not able to
hold the position. Tucker, one of tho
"scrub" pitchers last year, was given a
trial at second base, and he is now
holding down the position very cred?
itably. When Tucker is used in the
box, Robertson, so far. has been used
nt second.
"Dutch" Seifert, on? of the stead?
iest and hardest working catchers the
college has ever had, is in his best
form, having allowed very few. steals
so far this season.
Fleet Williams, at first, although
new at the position, has shown won?
derful improvement since the opening
of tho season, and now plays his posi?
tion with .case.
Shortstop is being tilled by Hartsoll,
who played this position last year. Ills:
fielding and hitting so far tills season j
shows improvement over his work of j
last season. Speer, at third, is ably |
lilling this difficult position, his holding
being almost perfect, but his hitting
being below his average of last year.
In Ross, left field: Farmer, centre
field, and Brown, right held. A. fic ?1
has an outfield that will compare fa?
vorably with any college team In licld
j ing ability ond hitting. Farmer is
ably tilling Captain Freeman's place
in centre Held. Freeman was declared
ineligible for the team by the athletic
authorities at the college because of
Iiis having played In organized baseball
lust summer with the Jacksonville team
of the South Atlantic League. The
athletic author! tits at the college have
recognized the futility of attempting
to bar men from the vuriuus athletic
teams who play summer baseball on
teams not under the protection of the
National Baseb.il] Commission, but do
declare ineligible men who have played
In an organised league, under national
Robertson usually plays left field
when he Is not pitching, and Tucker Is
playing second base, his hitting being
a valuable asset to the team.
Stafford, Robertson and Tucker com?
pose tho Red and White pitching staff,
with Jayh.es and Smith as substitutes.
Stafford is now in his best form and
promises to be as great an aid to A.
5L- M. In winning games as Sexton ever
was. There are a great many baseball
enthusiasts who believe that Stafford
Is another Sexton. Robertson has dem?
onstrated his ability to pitch winning
ball, having defeated Wake Forest -
to 0. allowing only two lilts and strik?
ing out fifteen men, and the University
of South Carolina, allowing eight scat?
tered hits to the heavy hitters on that
team, and striking out ten men. .laynes
has not had an opportunity to show
what he can do In a game, as In no
game thus far this season has A. p: M
been far enough ahead tc> allow Coach
Thompson to try out life "scrub" pi tell?
ers. Jaynes, with suftlelent coaching,
promises to develop Into a first-class
pitcher, as he has both curves and
speed. ! ,
Negro'* Administrator? Hring Suit for
$10,000 Against \. tV AV. Railway.
[Special to The- Times-Dispatch. |
Martinsvllle, Vn.. April fJ.?The ease
of Sidney Wood's administrator.)
against the Norfolk and Western Rail?
road, which has occupied the attention
of the Circuit Court here since Thurs?
day afternoon, was given to the jury
The jury was adjourned over till
Monday; without deciding this case.
The suit, which is for $10,000, grew
out of the killing of Woods oh a color,
ed excursion from Winston to Roanoke
last I'laster, by .lohn F.notes and others,
and Is bused upon the theory that i
Wood's death resulted from the failure'
of the railroad to preserve order upon !
the train. John Feel es was bloc
trociited. and James Ilairston .<ml :
Thomas Bailey are now serving life. !
sentences, nnd William Cowhp Is serv?
ing eighteen years in the pen I tent in r>
as a resull of Ibis killing.
And All Soreness and Burning
Will Fade Away as if by Magic.
Ezo for the feet: nothing like it In
this wide world. It's a refined oint?
ment, this C/.o that everybody is talk?
ing about, and when you rub it on
the feet it. penetrates Into the pores
and quickly drives out the. cause of
painful Inflammation.
Tragle Drug Co. and Scott's Drug
Store, the reliable druggists, are sell?
ing a whole lot of Ezo to people who
must have strong feet that will sup?
port a vigorous body.
? Get F.ZO for weary, tender, burning
feet. Get It to take out the agony
from those painful corns and bunions.
Use ..this delightful, refreshing oint?
ment for sunburn, eczema, rough or
Ilching skin, for chafing and after
shaving. A largo jar for only 28 cents.
Got it at Tragic Drug Co. and Scott's
Drug Store.
Rochester, N. Y., Makers.
Every woman's heart thrills at tfco
cooing and prattling of & baby, and
\ I [ \ \ \\// V^S motherhood Is her highest and purest
^ V j yyv)/ Joy* Yet th0 suffering iucidont to
y V O Cl>f this great consummation of her life's
>\ //-rO /?s desire, robs the anticipation of some
of it3 s7/eetuess. Most of this can
be avoided by tho use of Mother's
Friend. This great remedy prepares tho expectant mother's system for the com?
ing event, and i^s use makes her comfortable during all tho term. Mother's
Friend assists nature in gradually expanding all tissues, musclss and tendons, it
Etrengthon3 tho ligaments, keeps the breasts in good condition, and brings the
woman to tho crisis in healthful physical condition. The regular uso of
rioticr'--, Friend lessens the pain
v:hen baby comes, and assures a
quick and natural recovery for tho
mother. For sale at drug stores.
Write for free book for expectant
Atlantai Ga.
[Special to The Tlnies-Dlspatch.]
Lyhchburg, Va., April 3.? Marry
Baker, aged about thirty-five years,
a traveling salesman, was run down
I by a double-header freight I ruin on
the Norfolk and Western Railway east
? ?f Lynchburg this afternoon and in?
stantly killed. I(c was a resident ol
Justice Dawsoii. of Amherst county,
investigated the killing, and held no
! inquest. The engineer ami (treiuerj on
. the forward engine say they saw
Baker a hundred yards ahead of them
after rounding a sharp eurve. Baker
did not get off the track and the
emergency brakes were applied. .lust
before the man was .--truck he threw
both hands up and waited the impact.
Whether lie did not know of his dan?
ger in time to save his life or whether
the act was deliberate cannot bo de?
Instantly Killed by Train.
[ Speel.nl to The Times-Dispatch.]
Staunton. Va.. April 9.?James Weak
ley, of New Hope. Augusta county
Was struck by eastbound Chesapeake
and uhio train. No. 14, last night and
instantly killed, lie was sitting on a
gutdepost near the track not far from
tho tipple where take take on coal.
Warned by the keeper of the tipple
that a train was approaching, he rose
and attempted to stagger away, but
full backward toward the track, and
was struck by the cowcatcher. His
skull, was crushed and his brains scat?
tered in (very direction.
Weakley had been peddling meat
dining the day ip Staunton for John
Garland, and had settled with his em?
ployer lie leaves a family at New
Hope. He was about forty years of
Colored Man Tells Why His Peo?
ple Are Opposed to~Vonder
lchr Ordinance.
The lott"i- printed below was sent to
The Tint es-Dispatch yesterday by 11
colored man. who presents his views
i in opposition to the segregation ordi?
nance now before tho City Council. In
justice to the respectable and law
abiding colored people of Richmond,
his letter is published in full:
To the editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.? So much has appeared in the
daily papers In advocacy of the Von-,
cTcrlehr segregation ordinance that I
am sure some facts and figures cannot
he considered out of place;
This ordinance is as much against
the best interests of the white people i
a;; against, the colored, for those, in?
terests are certainly the welfare and I
prosperity of our beloved city.
In the first place, it Is entirely un?
called for, because all that is sought to
i>e gained is being accomplished by
i good will and our general regard for
the feelings Of the white people of this
community. The most ardent cham?
pion of this measure can hardly point
to an Instance where colored persons
? have sandwiched themselves in be?
tween while persons and as fnr as 300
feet from another block on which a
majority or all of the residents were,
colored. All advancement or encroach?
ment has been along normal lines ana
from dire necessity.
If colored people buy property at all
they must buy it of white people. Col?
ored persons generally have only their
homes, and do not wish to sell them.
Young men can remember when
Nineteenth was one. of the best resi?
dential streets, and It does not require
a stretch of the memory to see Gov?
ernor Street, and also ' Twelfth and
Eleventh, at Broad, Marshall und Clay,
fis the elite residential section. Frank?
lin and Fourteenth Streets held the
Jefferson Hotel of former days. Many
of the houses In these localities remain
as in their palmier days, hut the peo
! pie have gone elsewhere, and the peo?
ple, not tue houses, make a nelghbor
! hood.
The streets which the colored people
are coining into are those which, re?
gardless of the negro, have been grad?
ually deserted -for better localities by
white people formerly living there.
if a cbloj'od man buys a house for
?>~>.i)>>0 in the 200 block in East Clay
Street, it is hardly likely that the wnite
man to whom he pays this $5.000 will
throw It in the river or burn it. It is
more likely that, as lias been done, he 1
will go out into Lee District or some |
other more desirable section and put
up a new house along modern lines
for sr.,ooo to $10.000.
The result is. the city has two houses !
in the place of one. It receives taxes j
on 510.000 to $15,000 in real estate, in-]
stead of S.'.Ooo. Between S?,000 an? j
310.000 has been distributed to me- >
chnnlcs and dealers in building mate- j
rial. This S5.000 to $10.000 has then .
been spent among the merchants, and
finally finds its Way back to tho bank, '.
after having benefited, in some degree,
persons from the common day laboret |
and corner grocer to the scientific ar?
chitect and large railway. All of this ;
benefit accrues because some thrifty !
colored man lias saved enough of tho !
money earned by the sweat of his brow j
to buy this older house, deserted foi i
the new. I
When just 100 colored men havn
done this same thing, they will have
caused between $500.000 to $l.000.00o
to be added to the real estate values
of Richmond, 2nd I must leave it to a
mathematician fur better than myself -
to calculate the material benefit to tho ?
people of this city.
Mark you. our colored people have i
respect enough for the wishes of our
white people to occupy this property j
only in a uniform way. filling, or near- |
ly filling, one block before entering I
the adjoining one. Hence, from an i
economic point of view, 1 am compelled
to ask. Is it wise that all of this pro?
gress he stopped and colored people ,
he denied (which the ordinance prac?
tically does) the right to buy and use i
pvdperfy and increase the city's wealth ;
because" some of the white men in the,
border district have neither tho spirit
nor inclination to sell ?I good prices
and go where their kind are going? j
Yet they do hot wish to allow to other
owners.' so desiring, the privilege of;
selling to such persona as will buy
The terrible menace which this or?
dinance Is to the health conditions of ,
our eltv is shown by existing facts.
The colored people are sickeningly !
crowded in the space they occupy, ?
some parts of which are without sew- j
efs. water or liglit.
There is hardly an alloy in what Is
known os old Jackson Ward, which :
has not been dignified into a so-called ;
street, by the erection of houses, and i
rentefl at good prices, to colored per
sons unable to flnri quarters elsewhere.
A certain area equivalent to two city I
blocks has by actual count three ;
houses more than the City Directory j
shows on the south side of Franklin j
Street from Seventh to Shafer. Tt is
so cut tin that the rear of one lot is at
{he beginning of another. Ft Is not j
provided with sewers, ami dry or box
toilets on one lot are less than ten
feet from a neighbor's front door. 1 |
feel qulto sure that less than llfly feet j
is the average distance of these out?
houses from the sleeping rooms of r>M'
sons confined to this locality. This
area is less than eight blocks from
Broad Street at tho Masonic Temple.
A little higher up, only seven blocks
from Monroe Park, in an alley, on a
space about 48x60 feet, some man has
put tip four houses, and at the rear of
each, within three to six feet of the
house itself, is the dry or box toilet.
These houses are rented to colored per?
sons at $7 per month. The exact lo?
cation of these two sample sections
will be given on request.
The colored people need space where
t!?e more thrifty ones may enjoy sani?
tary surroundings and leave the houses
now occupied by them to be rented to
the less fortunate, thereby relieving
this congested condition. More fields
alnn.? will not accomplish the purpose.
If white people are complaining and
other white people admitting that,
after all these years. Lee District has
not been fully taken care of, it does
not display good judgment to suppose
that sonic open fields set apart for col?
ored people will be prepared In a year
or two. Immediate relief is necessary.
The colored man has neither vote
nor voice, and cannot be held respon?
sible for the Inattention to his sec?
tion. He certainly pays the taxes,
whether direct or indirect.
The summer sun shines as hot here
ns it docs in Franklin Street or Monu?
ment Avenue, and though the whlt?
people may force n passage of this or?
dinance, an epidemic started out here
will hot of itself exempt any white
man or his dearest one.
(Store, S'o. 506 N. Second Street.)
(House. No. 2SIS P Street.l
P. S.?Since preparing this letter 1
Investigated, to be sure of tho figures
given, and found three new houses put
up on such n small space that though
the front was at the street line, the
rear yards were only from five to eight
foot deep, nnd in one the door to the
dry or box toilet was twenty-one inches
i from the kitchen door. Seeing no pro?
vision for water. 1 was informed, upon
inquiry, that the people in the afl
ioining houses got water from a spring
In this miasmatic soil. This place, In
an air Una. Is within six blocks of
Broad Street. On calling up the agent,
1 wa3 told that each house rented for
$10. S. P. B. S.
Washington, April 9.?While the rain
yesterday caused a cancellation of the
baseball game scheduled with Dart?
mouth. Georgetown has a most attrac
i live list of dates for the coming week
To-morrow Cornell will be here-.
! Wednesday the university squad goes
to Baltimore to meet the Eastern
Leaguers, and on Thursday Fordham
Will be here. As has always been the
custom at Georgetown, the. team wUL/
be idle on Good Fridaj-, but on Satur/
day Princeton will be played at
Georgetown Field.
The team did so well against Cor?
nell on Friday that the students are
enthusiastic over the coming games
with the big teams of the East.
Children Ory.
The roof on your house
should be made of
G. M. Co.'s "Pearl"
Roofing Tin
Then it will be a good one
Gordon Metal Co.,
Richmond, Va.
Sanitary Plumbing Fixtures are being
appreciated in Richmond more than ever.
The day of cheap, shoddy goods has
passed. Economy and regard for health
demand only the best.
McGraw-Yarbrough Co.
Plumbers' Supplies
122 S. Eighth St., - Richmond, Va.
Out-of-town tfrders shipped quickly.
W. Fred. Richardson's
Storage nnd Transfer Department,
Main and Belvidero Sta
Hauling, Packing and Storing High
Grade Household Goods.
Phones: Madison 8-13. day; Monroe
?12. n'.ght.

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