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IS STORM-SWEPT Mess Tent Blown Down and Horses Break Front Picket Lines. RATIONS NOT RECEIVED Country Is Scoured for Food. Week ot Hard and Profit? able Work Ahead. In a furious storm which broke over i Camp Lindsay Walker, the site of the] encamrmont of the First Battalion of Field Artillery, at Taylor's Crossing, at 7:30 o'clock last night, the mess j tent of the Norfolk Light Artillery I Blues was blown down, many horses broke from the picket lines and the comp was drenched with rain. The ! lightning, thunder and rain were con- I tinuous for nearly two hours, bring- ] Ing relici to the parched earth, butj making life for the guards and thosol who had other duties outside of the I tents, anything but comfortable. That a creat deal more damage did, tiot result is attributed to the effec- ] tive manner in which every detuil of the wi rk was done. The tc? s thorn- ! selves are of the latest type, known as pyramidal. They are 16 1-2 feet, aquar- with four-foot walls and pyra? midal roof, t'ndcrneath the men and ! their equipment remained dry, while* j the tents remained in the positions j designed for them by nature anil tho ] Quartermaster. Horse* Ilcmntn Quiet. The horses which broke their fast- j enings - r the most part remained'| quietly by tho lines. There was no . stampede, and no animal was lost. J Sum'ay was spent quietly, with the Usual camp duties for the day of rest. Many parties motored out fro- Rich- | mond. only twelve miles away, to see \ the encampment, while people from the cor itrysido evinced the usual In? terest in the doings of the military. Services were held during the af-j ternoon by Captain .lames Power Smith, D. D., tho chaplain, most of the men being in attendance. Cap? tain Smith returned to this city In tho afternoon, but will visit camp again, during tho week. Hntionn \ot on Tlund. The only serious problem so far en? countered has been that of food. The government rations, ordered in ample time, were shipped from Washington last Thursday, by way .of the Rich mend, Frederickshnrg and Potomac, but have not ns yet been received. The failure to deliver these basic lie- j cessitlcs for the mos.?- Is unexplained, and has caused a great deal of em? barrassment and additional trouble. J A supply of food has been secured locally, and this can be continued if necesHary. so that no one will go bun pry, but the var-ety Is necessarily limited, and retail prices must be paid, j About seventy men of each battery j reported for camp duty. They aro under command of Captain W. M. S*yers. cf the Richmond Howitzers; Captnin I. Branch Johnson, of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, and Captain Harry A. Brlnkley. of Crimes Battery, of Portsmouth Captfiln Oli? ver L. Spaulding. Jr., of tho Fifth I'nited States Infantry. Is present on detail, while a captain surgeon is also expected. Captain Joseph D. Collins, of Portsmouth, lo In charge of the? sanitary troops, and Dr. Alexander O. Brown, of Richmond, has been as? signed to headquarters Captain F. K. T. Warrlck. the Howitzers' surgeon, end Captain Harry Wall, surgeon foil the Norfolk Blues-, are also in camp. So far the hospital tent is empty. Visitors In t'nmp. Among the military men who visited camp yesterday were- Major B W. Bowle-s. of the Richmond Blues: Major X.. T. Pri-e, of the First Infantry; Cap? tain J. Fulmer Bright, the Blues' >ur geon. and Edwin P. Cox, a veteran Howitzer. One- of the busiest men in '-amp >.s I-leutenant D.^tM*. .Ktberldge, the ictln r quartermaster.He has just passed his examination a-s second lieutenant for Batters B. L C Page, sergeant of the Nor'oUs Blues, has been assigned to duty at acting serge-ant-ma.ior. Major T. M. Wortham. the battalion comnianier. is much pleased with the wav in which the camp has hern put in working order. He believes the loca? tion will prove to be excellent, for It commands a long sweep of country over which drills may be had. Ho has bt-e-n at work for weeks In making this an ideal camp Captain Jennings C. Wise, the hnt talior. adjutant, promptly sali, when questioned, that he reg*rd.jn the men a superior and remarkably orderly body, There is too much .vork lo oe done- In ?dmil of any appreciable amount of play Officers and men alike, said Can tain Wise, are In earner"., and realize the purpose of the cam.i. So f::r. not a single pass has been applied f r. A minimum of guard ilu'.y 1-, required, tind then only enough d p'otoct the Water ?upply. This give Firs'. Lieu, tenant O. W. Scharen, of :>i > Norfolk "Clues, who was officer if the day : es terdsy, very little to do. Each morning dut!n;r th-. week v." 11* be devoted to Indlvldu '1 h.itter.- u: etruetlon. The afternoons >'-!ll he given to battalion drill ?< a unit The battalion will take up positions for direct and !ndlrc.-t Ire, th- t-rr.iln Viping regarded as admirably adapted for such exercises. B'atk tmmtlitl tion will he Issued to niitKO the drill realistic. The battalion scouts add sse-nts will be carefully instructed In reconnaissance work throughni-; the week. Officers' schools will ;.e hi Id every evening and lectures r.i.'Jtl on gunnery, tire calculations, hlppology and kindred subjects. The Howitzers are delighted with the camp, and look forward to a we .-k of agreeable work and of actual ben? efit. They were not in Fie least em? barrassed by the failure- p- reo? ;ve government rations; fur Captain Myers's care of his men is too well known to make- ar;v of the-m feel any apprehen? sion on .this point. He- .-e-rve-d me-ils yesterday that were pronounced won? derful for camps. His kitchen is ftooked with tile best of provisions and with delicacies rarely seen in such eurroundings All officers are r.ieesln? with the batteries. VACATION TIME fur tlrkete. baggage cud Taxl-Cab Etrvlce CONSULT The Richmond Transfer Co. 809 East Main St "?ilruiinnri. V*. JUST KEPT ON RIDING SO SHE WOULDN'T RUIN HER HAT Girl Dodges First Rain in Moons by Staying Aboard Car While Percy Waited to Pay That Sunday Call Instead of Carfare. The gentle rain from heaven which began to fall last night shortly after S o'clock, and almost Immediately turn? ed Into the ferocity of a downpour, augmented by a sweeping wind from the north, may have brought solace to the hearts of farmers, but it brought woe, indignation and bankruptcy to a young woman In a white linen suit and a rose-covered garden hat. who Was tricked by fate Into a Broad and Twenty-fifth Street car. The fair one boarded the car at| Seventh and Broad Streets. There was, a nasty little sprinkle hitting her on i i the end of the nose, and she was anx-1 I Ions to reach home, where a certain j young man was patiently waiting, be- j fore tho freshness was taken from her toilet. Into the Broad and Twenty-fifth I Street car she stepped, her new patent, leathers, her cobweb silk hose, her Im? maculate white linen suit, her little-) link chain purse just as nifty as you' please. By the time the car reached ? First Street there was a downpour. I None of the passengers dared got off at any of the side streets. And no gaiety was added to the situation ly frequent peals of thunder and quick ! and blinding flushes of lightning, and i the .wind sweeping aside all objects In Its path which were not nailed down. Straight through to the reser j volr went the whole car hulffull of ; passengers. The young woman sat in ] on the return trip. ' "Fare, please," quoth the conductor. ! She handed out a nickel. Ten cents up to date, and the young man still ] waiting. ' The ear hounded along to Church Hill. The rain here moderated Into a light drizzle, and the young woman I became hopeful. Back towards First Street the car sped. She wanted l get out at Adams Street, but again1 I the tain fell, like unto the forty days and forty nights variety. The younjj [ woman sat still and was whisked on towards Elba. To the reservoir again. I The rain began to let up. Another nickel and again towards the Kast End the car started. At I Adams Street it was pouting in tor? rents. No one would step forth clad i In all that white raiment Into tho awful deluge. There was nothing to do! but sit still in that Broad and Twenty-I fifth Street car. I "1 don't see why 1 didn't get on a , car that had a longer line than this,"' she said to the conductor rebuklngly. I as she handed htm her sixth fare. L'p and down, up and down, down . and up, went the car. % Every time it' reversed at the reservoir or Twenty- ', tiftli Street the young woman handed out another nickel. "I could hire a taxicab If I could get out of here," she bemoaned to the j conductor, who was ruthlessly taking t her nickels. "Uon't you think it is rather mean of you to make me pay <i nickel to ride back and forth when It', isn't my fault that the line is so I short?" The conductor extended a hand and said only, ?'Fare, please." On the tenth trip a look of extreme horror spread I over the young woman's face. "I haven't another cent: what shall I do?" she asked with a trembl'ng I UP. A cruel conductor, however, did not j have to answer that question, for after those ten trips up and down Broad Street a lull in the downpour oc- 1 curred, fortunately, as the car reacVtod Adams Street, j As a haven on a rainy night a Broad j and Twenty-fifth Street car Is mighty; expensive. I MERCURY AGAIN CLIMBS UPWARD Reaches 92 Before Rain Cools Fevered Brows and High Brows. Just before that rain came last night the temperature bad played for hours with the bleb cards reaching 9'J as Its lop murk for the day. The rain began after the Weather Bureau's dally report closed at S P. M., but there was no kick about 'hat as the people wanted to sec It on the ground and not on the map. The old Kiosk had a line time as its tracing needle daiu-rd around the century figure, while the Sunday crowd In Capitol; Square looked on and swore. As usual. Richmond was right in the front rank with the top notchers, the highest temperature recorded any? where being 04, Raleigh and Oklahoma dividing the honors. It was explained by a North Carolina bill collector that Raleigh und Oklahoma are very much alike when it comes to propounding real Democratic principles, but be ad-1 mltted that Oklahoma had more tall buildings. ?' 1 "The Raleigh report," he said, "is made 011 the second story of ft two story skyscraper, and you see our ox ' pert Isn't up high' enough to catch the \ breeze. And then we have a warm , town naturally I think 1 have as? sisted the mcterologlcul conditions, for . when 1 start out with a handful of bills 1 make It warmer than it really ought tr, be." There is one report in connection I with this work of preparing a weather ? report which the average citizen does not understand For instance. the government station Is on Chlmborazo I Hill, and to ofllcialy record rainfall I the rain must fall right in the dlree I tor's yard This Is the refcular gov ; ernment custom. Ii might rain tad I poles at the ball park, but if there is : no rain at the station, then no rain can he recorded This might be of interest to sporting writers who claim j that games should be called and to j others who claim that the government 1 figures fail even to show a trace. j FIVE MEN STEAL $1 WATCH I One of Alleged Hold-l'p Men Cnpttircd After Fight. j New- York, August 13.?A man who I said -he was Samuel G<Ullh. a waiter, j of No. 175 Fast Houston Street. Is a prisoner in the Madison Street Sta ? tlon on a charge of hirer ny made by ' Isaac laffe. of Rayonne. n. j. Patrol : man Isaacson found .i.iffe struggling 1 to retain a hold on ''lotlih In Seward Park yesterday while a large crowd looked on. Jaffe told the policeman that C.otllh ', was one of five men -who attacked him j and took from his pockei his dollar ; watch. The police say that O.-tllb offered to get the watch back If Jaffe would ! withdraw the chargt against him. Will lie Put In CommfMNlon, ; Norfolk. Va.. August 1,1.? To-morrow j morning at the Norfolk navy yard the I cruiser San Francisco, which for sav? ers! yAors has been out of commission, will again be placed on the active list I of naval war vessels. The San Fran \ cisco has been practically rebuilt. : thousands of dollars having been spent In Installing new guns and other i modem equipment. WHICH? Which r<>!if is the best? ihe one that i-. m.idc of common, imv.eleM tin that i-> turn by storms and warped by suns -of G. M. Co.'s "PEARL" Roofing Tin? (ruarantccd. Has ?? tr.ielc-m.trk on every roll Which? Gordon Metal RiihirioniJ, Va. M READY YET ] WITH ANALYSIS _ j But Thus Far There Is No Evi? dence That Nelson Child Was Poisoned. Analysis: of the contents of the stom? ach of Shirly Carter Nelson, the ntnc montl-.s-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Nelson. > died In the Me? morial Hospital last Tuesday morning under suspicious clreumstnnces, is not yet completed by Coroner Taylor, and he could not say yesterday when the coroner's Jury would be convened again for the Inquest. Though detectives were assigned to the case in the hope that If there were really anything criminal attach? ed to the death of the child It might be learned, nothing In the nature of such evidence has yet been found. In its first session the Jury was unable to discover any motive for the murder of the child, and the testimony of the t\Vo physicians that there was evidence of opium poisoning was weakened by their additional statement that the symptoms they noted might also be due to some brain disease, though what disease was not stated. The parents of the child afforded every assistance to Coroner Taylor, both before the beginning of the in I quest und since, and they have post? poned an anticipated trip to the sea? side until after the inquest. Tt is probable that the Jury will be called again some time this week, though the date cannot yet be defin? itely announced. Upon the condition of the child's stomach the case now rests. If no trace of opium or other poison be found, it will mean the end of the case. If t'..ere be found trapes of some subtle poison, action will be taken to apprehend the criminal. KILLED CHICKENS THIEF DIDN'T GET Mr. Vaughan Fired at Robber, but Bullets Plucked Two Hens. Firing three times at a chicken thief 'early yesterday morning. Charles W. j Vaughan, of Highland Park, a promin? ent hardware merchant of West Rroad j Street, struck the Methodist Church a square away and killed two chickens 1 In the roost. The thlaf escaped un-J harmed. Mrs Vaughan was aroused about 4 ! o'clock by the ringing of a burglarI alarm which connects the henhouse j j with the house occupied by the own ' j pis. As is usual, she was the first on* j : up. for she is s crack shot with both . revolver and rifle Hut it was dark, j and she fejl over a pillow a sofa and several rocking chairs which stood br I tween her and the window. Mr. | j Vaughan was sleeping ppace-fulb Ithr.ugh tbp racket made by the burg-j i lor alarm, but was aroused by the sig? nals ol distress from his wife. Grabbing his revolver, he rushed to] her rescue. I "Chickens." said Mrs. Vaughan. and; Mr. Vaughan fired point blank through 1 the wire screen In the window. From' the distance came the sound of a dull, I thud as the bullet struck the ponder-, 'oils walls of the church. Then Mr.' 1 Vaughan looked Down bcluw he made' i out the form of a man skulking away. "Halt," he commanded. He has lost many chickens by the depredations I of connoisseurs. But the man did not halt. He looked up and winked. He had been shot at before. Mr. Vaughan. anger,.! by the man s Impudence, fired, Prom th<- Inn roe.st ci-me a distress? ing screech. Mr. Vaughan fired again. I There came another screech from the] henhouse. The thief quietly walked] away, though empty-handed. j i Mr and Mrs Vaughan went Into the I > :irel after they arose for breakfast,! I and viewed the scene of ruin. Two holes had been punctured In the hen"? i house. Under one hole lay a fine rooster who had klckeel his last. Uri I der the other lay a prized hen, who] i will lay and cackle no more. But' the other chickens, though visibly ner? vous, wore unhurt and ready for the ! morning meal Mr. Vaughan fed them. I The church was not damaged. thief-catcher much like thief Borrows Bicycle to Chase Pursc Snatcher and Fails to Come Back. MAY HAVE WANTED JOY RIDE Mr. Winter Recovers Pocket book, and Tells Strange Tale to Police. J. Winters, of 203 1-2 North Sixth Street, rode to the SeconO. Station on Iiis bicycle early yesterday nfternoon, and reported that he had arrested a small negro boy for snatching a pockctbook from a little white girl, and that the boy had afterwards es-1 caped from his clutches. In evidence of his story, he produced 'ho pocket-; book, and handed it over to the desk sergeant. There were several things of value in the little purse, thought the contents could not be rated as rich. The strange part of Mr. Winter's] story was that when the negro boy \ wrested himself away from the' clutches of the white man another white man, who was stand'ng on the corner, offered to chase the fugitive on Mr. Winter's wheel. The latter consented, thinking that the little girl, who had run away after her pocket book was snatched, might return. He waited for the man with his wheel, and ho waited for tho girl. Ho has Been neither since. Found Wheel Near Curb. After lingering some time for the man who had gaily ridden away on hls> wheel, and hnvlng no hope of again seeing the little girl. Ml. Winters thought he would Investigate. He strolled a few squares in the direc? tion the other man had taken, and found tho bicycle resting against the curb. Whether the white man was an accomplice of the negro hoy Mr. Winters could not say, but the whole thing looked suspicious to him, and he reported It to the police. I Mr. Winters chased the boy on his wheel, and was leading him up the street when the latter broke away. The boy tfus about twelve or fifteen years old. The white man was about twenty-nve years of age. and woro J a gray sack coat. The pocketbook was still at the sta? tion last night, no t-ne having come ] forward to claim it. It may be re-: ] covered upon Identification. iittlTvagrant must have home Solomon, the Wise Man, Will See New Demand for Juve? nile Court To-Day. Robert Foster, a picklnlnny scarcely ten years old. was arrested last night j on a charge of being a vagrant. Re? ports had come into the Second Sta j tlon that young Robert had made Sev? enth and Dnval Streets his headquar j tors for the last few night*. He didnt' ! know whether he over had a mother, and he had never heard of his father. I So Blcyelp Policeman Clarke was re? quested to round him up and bring him I to the station. I Tho youngster came willingly enough. He enjoyed the ride?the first in his life?and the big offWr in uniform did ] not frighten him. It was but one of I many experiences and 3 change In I the direction of tho wind causes no j extra meditation on the part of the ] plckininny. He told the policeman [ that he didn't have any home, though he had had one once. But he didn't remember where It was. When he i was kicked out with the cat to shift ' for himself, he shifted, and he has been shifting ever since. He roosts , where he can. slipping through back ways after dark and coming out he fore the sun is yet up. He dined off scraps of food that fell his way with the canines of the street, and some? times, when hunger pressed, his hands : strayed Into stands where they had ] no business But Robert was not re? sponsible for coming Into the world, land here, without intent on his part, he thought th--> world owed him liv? ing, and ho exacted his debt. In the station he fell asleep SeFide thc sergeant's desk, his head resting on a pile of newspapers. Salomon Crutohflcld must find him a home to? day, for he is the father of the poor and the homeless, whether they be wMto or whether they he black. To Brenthe Through Tube. After further consultation surgeons at the Virginia Hospital yesterday de? cided not to operate upon the wind? pipe of seven-year-old Wilbur Hobbs, r.f Kmporla. who swallowed a water? melon seed, and can now barely breathe on account of an abscess which has formed about It In tho trachea, until to-day. It will most likely he necessary to open the windpipe to remove the seed and treat tho abscess, and while this Is being done a sliver tube will be. inserted that thc patient may brenthe. HARD TO GET THEM IH WARM WEATHER Council Members See Argument for Cutting Body to Work* ing Basis. AUGUST VACATION URGED Upper Brandl I\ot Likely to Clear Docket To-Morrow Night. Little business can be transacted by the Board of Aldermen to-morrow night. The Common Council has made two efforts and has each time failed to secure a working quorum. and therefore, only a few minor matters which requiro but a majority vote will come over for concurrence. As sev? eral members are out of tho city, thero Is doubt that the Board will havo a working quorum, especially when It becomes known that there Is little business pending. The only matter ol Importance pend? ing before either branch of tho Coun? cil is the bond issue, recommended by I the Committee on Finance, now be ! fore the lower branch. For such of ' the. items as have been already au 1 thorlzed, the Finance Committee has 1 made temporary loans so that the new I bridge and other construction Is go I Ing forward rupidly. 1'rompt Action Necessary, The delay, however, is setting back the water, sewer and gas systems for i South Richmond, and every day the' j workmen are bringing nearer to com . pletlon the new Clay Ward sewer, j which will empty Into the river above the old Manchester water works In? take pipe. Unless prompt action is .taken, unhealthy conditions will pre ! vnll on the Southslde, or else the ! citizens of the southwest section will I have on their hands a new sewer, I built at large expense, which they are i forbidden to use. The main trunk of I the sewer?a tunnel through solid .granite?Is more than half completed, j and the work Is progressing rapidly. The failure of the Council to secure i quorums during the hot months is ] used by some as a strong argument I for reducing the membership, now six ' ty-four in the two branches, and by oth ! ers In support of a plan for u yaca ; tlon for a month In the summer. No business other than tho bond issue Is pending that could not be delayed, and the members assert that were it I clearly understood that there would : be no meeting In August, save In case of emergency, the committees could j arrange their reports accordingly, and thoso members who take vacations could go away during that month. At present an effort Is made to continue the monthly meetings through the summer, and important business is rushed through with but a l>arej quorum present on sweltering nights The committees In charge of de ' partments have t<. meet twice a month I In order to approve pay rolls, but j even this, It is asserted could be ob j vlated were the head of the depart? ment or the chairman authorized to sign the routine list of men whose pay Is fixed by ordinance holding back all Irregular or extraordinary cases I for determination later. RAID SPEAKEASY Policemen Find Quantity of Wet Goods In W. M. Sleeking'* Renlrience. W. M. Meekins, colored, was arrest? ed yesterday by Policemen Ooidshy and Spnrr on a charge t?f conducting a speakeasy at 324 .Tall Alley. The officers found and confiscated a quan , tlty of wet goods. Richard .Tackson. colored, was ar I rested by Tallceman Lee on a charge I of stealing a watch, bracelet and I three rings from John Olbbs. Richard j said that they belonged to his girl, the daughter of Oibbs. who had given them to him. Tom Burnett, a sixteen-year-old boy, was arrested on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. He said that a negro held him and poured the whiskey down his throat. KNOCKED FROM MOTORCYCLE Henry Long Injured While Attempting to Cronn In Front of'Street Car. j In an attempt last night to cross in I front of a street car at Fourth and 1 Duval Streets. Henry Long. slx*een I years old, of ISO? Beverly Street, was ' knocked from his motorcycle and j painfully Injured. He was thrown j clear of the machine when the car . fender struck the rear wheel. He was ! picked up by the crew and the city ambulance was summoned. Dr. Crow j ger responded, and. after administer I *ng temporary treatment, took the. hoy I to the home of his sister, at 601 North i Fifth Street. He found that the boy i was bruised about the body, and suf? fering also rrom slight concussion of ! the brain Detective Flue. i An alarm of fire was turned In about ! 8 o'clock last night from Rox 5R. ' Twenty-ninth and O Streets. Firemen responding found that It was only a . defective flue on Twenty-third Street ' which needed their attention. Southern Railway Rnrnlngn. I Estimated earnings of the Southern I Railway for the first week in August j sho-v an increase of S17.RS;. as coni I pared with the corresponding week last year. I Have You Seen One of the Finest! Sights in the City of Richmond? It is your name on a bank book showing a good balance I in the I I II American National Bank The 3 Per Cent. Interest that we pay insures you a steady income, and we give all that is tofort. given? SECURITY AND SE%7ICE I ? n-n "ii r l' in?Tiirf rnr. f t:s II $12.75 SUIT SALE 1 $1.45 HAT SALE Both are important and merit your prompt atten? tion. All shirts at reduced prices, too. Gans-Rady Company Takes Fourteenth Place in List of Cities Which Build Fine Structures. Richmond stands at fourteenth place j In a list of seventy-three cities of tho United States In amount of oost of new buildings contracted for In the month of July, the total number being ICS and tho estimated cost $1.256,883, this being $104.1S3 less than St. Louis, whose number of buildings Is given at 705, or 627 more than Richmond. This comparison clearly indicates tho high cluss of buildings now being erected in this city. In tho Beventy-three cities listed in Construction News, 15,305 buildings I were contracted for at a cost of $70, 543.201, as compared to 17,757 at a cost of $58,834,861 in tho corresponding year 1310. Los Angeles, which stands eighth In the list. Is expending only $664)221 more than Richmond, and Is building 831 more structure;' Omaha, which follows Richmond In ; the list, comes nearer to the high class of buildings being erected In Richmond than any other city, having 117 under contract, at an estimated cost of Sl.23t.02S. It Is Interesting to note that Bir? mingham, which In the United States census for 1310 shows a population Increase of 124 per cent., stands thlrty elrhth In the Hst, and Is next follow? ing Memphis. Only New York (borough of Man? hattan and tne Bronx). '"' '-aero. Bos? ton, Philadelphia. Brooklyn. Cleveland Pan Francisco, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Washington, Minneapolis. Portland and SI Louis lend Richmond, While Omaha. Plttsburp. Cincinnati. Now Orleans. Baltimore and Grand Raolds are among the well-known commercial and industrial ?-ltle* that follow Richmond The Increase In building permits In the seventy-three cities in July, 1911, was 20 per cent, over July, 1910. SOON TO X A SIE HIS VICB-PIIBSIOBXTB President Henry Fairfax, of ths state Fair Association, win this week name the 100 honorary vice-presidents. : i representlnc every county In Virginia | I These men embrace the leading planters of the State, and the hon- j orarv position Is one engcrly sought. . as in holding It one Is thrown In ! contact with practical and experi? enced men with ideas and plans of j vast value to the farmer. T. O. Sandy. State agent of the Far? mers' Co-operative Demonstration Bu- | rcau. Is displaying considerable en-j ergv In his efforts u make of thc j bureau a valuable school of Instruc? tion for the your.g. as well as old, far? mer He has already enrolled thirtv seven counties, with a county man? ager In each, and the exhibits from this bureau alone will prove most in? teresting. ArrcM Run Toter*. Willie Merritt was arrested early yesterday morning' on a charge of being disorderly, and after being taken' to the Second Station he was charged os a warrant with carrying a con? cealed pistol. John Criss. colored, was arrested on a charge of toting a gun where it I Couldn't be feen. WING WAR ON UGLY POSI CARDS Educators Urging Special Law to Prohibit Their Pub? lication. Attention of educators in Richmond and Virginia has been drawn to the success of a crusade inaugurated some time ago In Michigan against the pub? lishing and use of Immoral post cards ! From time to time Postmaster Edgar I Allan. Jr. has received letters from ' various persons concerning this so- | j called evil. This is a question which j is already covered to a large extent i by the postal laws and regulations, and ! as long as these are not violated It Is Impossible for the post-office authori? ties to take snv stepe in the matter. Though nothing d-finlte has so far been done. It Is learned that a move? ment Is under way for the establish? ment of a board of censor? to pass I upon designs for post cards boforo I going to the printer. Governor Mann will probably be called upon to use | ; his Influence In having the next session ' of the General Assembly enact a law j j covering the Importation. printing. | i selling or distribution of matter of this | nature, and prohibiting anything con? taining objectionable language, plc ! lures, figures or descriptions, j Those mindful of children's welfare for some time have had the matter ! under consideration. The postal law governing thc sub? ject follows: "Every post card Tearing a picture that Is obscene, Indecent or improp? erly suggestive should be immediately I withdrawn from the malls and for? warded to the Fourth Assistnnt Post? master, general division of dead let? ters. Postmasters are directed to ex? ercise nil possible vigilance In the en t forcement of this regulation." A consl Jetable quantity of thlft mat- I ter pnsseii through the malls In en- j velopes, ,vid therefore not visible to I the authorities. Coivsequently it i* widely distributed and roaches all ; classes of people. Therefore It is the desire to secure some enactment which would provide a severe penalty for any person having | such matter In his possession, soiling i It or buying it. * Will Cover Entire Southern Railway System Before Rich? mond Convention Opens. The special "Road Improvement Train," being operated by the South? ern Railway In co-operation with the United StatCB Oflice of Public Roads for the advancement of the good roads movement. Is meeting with a warm re? ception in Virginia. It finished Its first week In the State Saturday afternoon at Warrenton and its Journey through the Valley was marked with largo at? tendance at the various exhibitions. The train will begin its second week to-day with an exhibition this morn? ing at 10 o'clock ut Covesvllle. and In the afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Rock fish. For the rest of the week the schedule Is as follows: Tuesday, Ar rlngton. 10 A. M.: Lawyer, 4 P. M.; Wednesday. Alta Vista, 10 A. M.; Thursday, Chatham, 9:20 A. M.: Rocky Mount. 3:30 P. M.; Friday. Danville. 2 P. M.: Saturday, Martlnsvtlle 10 A. M ; Stuart, 2 P. M. On the week following the train will visit DrakcH Branch. South Boston. Meheriin. Burkevllle, Jetersvllle, Amelia. Mostly, Midlothian. Fair Oaks. Tunttall. West Point and Cohokc. With exhibits. pictures. working models and stereoptlcon views, two road building experts of the United States Department of Agriculture, Messrs. I. B. Boykln and II. S Fair? banks, assisted by II. J. Ilurlbut, of the land and Industrial department or the Southern Railway, conduct free lecturer and demonstrations as to the 'importance of good roads and how to build them and keep them In repair Experts In Chnritr. One of the cars IsV fitted up as a lecture room, and Is provided with e stereoptlcon. the screen being arr;jig ed In full view of the seats. Th'-st views cover every phase of the goon roads movement, tell graphic stories of the great value of good roads to peo? ple in every walk of life, and lend point and Interest to what the ex? perts have to say. Following the lec? ture, the second car. equipped with working models, exhibits and enlnrpe.i pictures of some of the world's finest roads Is thrown open. The miniature road machinery Is nhown In operation, and a visitor receives n practical knowledge of how the different roads are best constructed and kept In re? pair. The Southern Railway Is handling the "Road Improvement Train" o.ver Its entire system without charge to the government, believing that with the construction of good roails throughout the section millions of dollars will bo saved the farmers an? nually In the movement of their crops to market, and that what benefits the South will add to Its own develop? ment. The train has been making dally exhibitions since May 1, having covered the States of Alabama. Mis? sissippi. Tennessee. Georgia and North Carolina. After finishing Viiginta the train will visit South Carolina, vis it other points in Georgia and Florida, and wind up Its tour In Richmond dur? ing the good roads convenllon. PARK CONCERTS Park concert program for week be? ginning to-night: March, two step, "Cotton Time" ' Daniels Overture, 'Pique Dame" (request) Suppe Popular songs, fa) "Steamboat Bill" (request), Slueth Atkinson: (b) "Put Your Arms Around Me. Honey" .Von Tilzer Waltz. "An Autumn Reverie"... Rolfe Selection, "The Pink Lady"_Caryall Irish selection. "Humors of Donny brook" . McKinney Mexican serenade. ".lacqulta" Henry Baker fof Richmond) Descriptive, a musical episode, "A Hunt In the Black Forest" George Voelker (of# Richmond) Vocal solo. "In April I Meet May." H. Dee 5Cnrrow Havlland Finale. "Dixie," -Star Spangled Ban? ner." Schedule of parks for week: Monday night. Marshall Square. 8:30 to 10:30. Tuesdav night. Monroe Park, S:30 tc 10:30. Wednesday night. Gamble's Hill Park. 8:30 to 10:,10 Thursday night, Washington Park. 8:30 to 10:30. Friday night, Jefferson Park, 8:30 to 10:30. Saturday afternoon. William Byrd Park, 4:30 to 6:30. Negro Found Bend. Lemuel Johnson, a colored man about fifty-five years old. was found dead yesterday In the rea." of 220 North Twenty-second Street. He was last seen alive on Thursday, and he had evidently been dead for several days. The body was examined by Coroner Taylor, who stated that death we.s due to heart disease. Johnson was em? ployed as care-taker at the place where he was found, and lived alone.