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Personal AN Important event of the week will be the convention of the Virginia Division. United Daugh? ters of the Confederacy In iioanoke, ? Va.. to-morrow night, October 3. A larKO delegation from Richmond will attend the convention. Among Confederate women of distinction pres? ent will be Mrs. Virginia Faulkner McSherry ot Marttnsburg, W. Vu., president-general of the UnltOd Daugh? ters of the Confederacy, und Mrs. Cornelia Branch stone, ot Oalveston, Texas, former president-general. The conv#?ntion will be presided over by Mrs. Nathan D. Ellcr, of Lynchburg, oiriclal head of the Virginia Daughters. Division Officers Include, as honorary presidents. Mrs. James Mercer Gar? nelt. Baltimore; Mrs. Philip Tabb Yeatman, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. J E. B. Stuart, Newport News, and Miss Sally Tompklns. of Gloucester. Va. V'ce presldenta are: Miss Nannie D. Ken sett, Norfolk; Mrs. Elizabeth Neely, Portsmouth; Mrs. Cabell Smith. Rocky Mount. Va. .Mrs. Frank Holllday, of Suffolk, Va., la recording secretary, and Miss Elsie Fleet, of Lynchburg, Vu., corresponding secretary. The treasur? er in Mrs. Edgar D Taylor, of Monu? ment Avenue, this city; the registrar.: Mrs T. A. Hardav.ay, Amelia: the his? torian, Mrs J. Enders Robinson, of Richmond; the recorder of crosses, Mrs. J. A. Alexander, of Alexandria; the custodian of division badges. Mrs. J. M. Garnctt, Baltimore. The meeting of the State division is an Important preliminary to the j meeting of the general U. D. C. con? vention In Richmond, during next No? vember. St. John'? Circle. Bt John's Circle, of King's Daugh? ters, will meet this afternoon in the echoolhouse, St John's Churchyard. A full attendajBco Is requested as officers and delegates to the State convention will be elected. Ilruurb It. Allen Auxlllnry. The regular monthly meeting of I Branch R. Allen Auxiliary will be held Tuesday. October 3. at 11 A M., In Murphy's Hotel Annex. Members are! asked to be present without fail. Miss Oardner'? Wedding. Invitations have been received from' the Rev. Charles Gardner and MrsJ Gardner for the marriage of their j daughter. Evelyn Lois, to Rev. Georgoj Thomas Wrllte. of Herndon. Va., the wedding to be celebrated on the even? ing of October 12. at % o'clock, In Broadway Baptist1 Church, Louisville, Ky. ? I Dr. Gardner was formerly pastor of Grace Street Baptist Church. In Richmond, and his daughter Is most pleasantly remembered here. Mr. Walte file Flour That Gives Universal Satisfaction. J. B. Mosby & Co. Co rr.pl etc assortment of new Silks, Velvets and Dress Goods. Go to Chasie Trafieri for pure imported Olive Oil. Mad. ?02. SOo W Main Sj Many Carloads are Rushing In. Sydnor & Hundley Leaders. i Dreyfus & Co. Now shotting complete asso*1 tner.ts of Early Fall Suits. Get Everything Needed for Comfortable . Traveling at ROUNTREE'S 703 E. BROAD STREET Ask Grocers, Druggists Dealers for POMPEIAN LUCCA OLIVE OIL Genuine?Pure?Healthful See the special design Bed? room Suit in our east window. Store Closed To-Day on account of holiday. Open to-morrow. ' is ii graduutc of the flautist Yheologl ? cal Seminary in Louisville, and Is a I young man of much promise, i llureli?Pratt. Mrs. Virginia Pratt has Issued Invi? tations to the marriage of her daugh ! ter. Margaret. to .loseph G. Burch, ? if W'ythevllle. The marriage will be celebrated in Rich Valley PresbyterianI Church, Wednesday, October 11. at , noon. i Visiting Vlrclula Relatives, Major James Postelle Jervey, United States Engineer Corps, and Mrs Jer-i vey are visiting relatives In VlrglnTa. Major Jervey leaves next month for. I Panama, to resume his work In con-] 1 heetlon with the canal the.re. fuvltatloun iNnued. Mr. and Mrs. Robert BUckwell, otl Sunnybank, Northumberland county,; have Issued Invitations for the mar? riage of their daughter. Klla Katlt erlne, to Thomas Edfgar Davis. of Rotklngham. N. C, the ceremony loj : take pluce Tuesday, October 10, at 3 i P. M , In Liberty Methodist Episcopal' ! Church, near Reedville, Va. I A linen shower was given last week' by Mrs. Raymond L. Williams and! ; Mrs. William H. Black well, of I>ower ; Northumberland, In honor of the i bride-to-be. Decorations were In fernoj land goldenrod, and gifts were shower-! 1 ed from a white and gold umbrella, j Delicious refreshments' were served, I souvenirs taking the form of tiny um? brellas. Many good wishes were show? ered upon Miss Blackwell by a largo number of her friends present. Announcements. Mrs. S?muel P. Royall, of 200 South' Third Street, has issued Invitations for the marriage of her daughter. Laura, Byrd. to Alexander Chlsholm Copland,! of Rlchmor.u The wedding will b^ celebrated October 11 In the home of the bride's mother. Mr. and Mrs James H. Robinson, of 6 South Linden Street, announce the] engagement of their daughter. Helena | Claybrook. to Carroll James Johnson, the wedding to take place October 10. Enjoyable Houae Party, i A very enjoyt-ble house party at ; Woodcot. the home of Mrs. F. C. Hun I ter. near R?ther Glen, came to an end' last week. Tennis, dancing and drlv- ' lng were the chief amusements Among those present were Misses I Marlon Louise Mlchaux. Mlchaux, Va.; Grace Edmunds, Houston, Va.; Kitty and Josephine Winston, Hanover; Rosa j Warburton. Wllllamaburg: Sarah Cole man, Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte and Mary DeJarnette. R?ther Glen: Flor? ence and Ellen Hunter. Matilda Mlch? aux; James H. Ricks. Richard A. Ricks. 1 Morton DeJarnette. John Burk. Thomas I L. Hunter, Richard Coleman, Morris i and J. L. Hi nter. Midshipman 1. L I Hunter. G. B. Junkln and C. T. Tins dale. Important Board Meeting. A called meeting of the auxiliary board of Memorial Hospital will be] held to-day at 11 A. M. All members] arc asked to attend. In and Out of Town. Miss Ella Dorset, of Johnston. S C, will be the guest of Mrs. Walter E. Joyner. 510 North Twenty-sixth Street, for the first week In October. Mr. and Mrs. A. Owen Wilson, of Hamlet, N. C, accompanied by Miss I Elolse M. Robinson, of Petersburg. Va., left last wee., for Jacksonville, Fls Miss Jennie Pearcc has returned to her home on West Grace Street after spending the summer at Sweet Chaly? beate Springs. Misses Marjory 'and Julia Goode are | guests of friends In Norfolk, Va. Miss Martha Chambers, daughter of Air. and Mrs. M. A._ Chambers, has left for Holllns Va., where she will be a student during the winter. ] Mrs. .'ndrew J. Montague will spend | the week In Roanoke, v*a, Mlss Jean Trlgg has sufficiently re? covered to leave the Johnston-Willis Hospital for her home in Ablngdon, Va. Major James H. Dooley has recently paid a visit of Inspection to his coun? try home, now In course of erection, near Afton. Va. Mrs. Tohn Lyons and Mrs. Robert G. Rennold3 have been guests of their , father, E. B. Addison, at his country i home in Ashland, Va. Mrs. Gray, of Norfolk. Is visiting | her granddaughter. Miss Sue Reld | Gray, on Park Avenue. Mrs. E'. V. . 'llklns, who has been I visiting relatives In Richmond, has ] returned to her home In Portsmouth. Mrs. Allen Maury has left for Ash? land after spending some time with Richmond relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas rf. Gordon and children have closed Windsor Lodge, the'- country' place In Rappahannock county, and returned to Baltimore. Andrew Warren is spending a few | days at Hotel Wolcott. New York City. Miss Mary D. Walsh, an honor grad? uate of Miss Virginia Ell-tt's School; for Girls, and a daughter of J. F. Walsh, of the Chesapeake and Ohio | Railway, has entered Trinity College, Washington, D. C, to complete her] studies. Justice Joseph Umar, of the United ] I States Supreme Court, and Mrs. Lamar. who have been guests of Mrs. Lumar's relatives at Cuckoo, Louisa county,2Va-, have opened th ;lr house on New Hamp? shire Avenue, Washington, D. C, for the winter. Miss Elizabeth Cocke, who has been at Bon Air during the summer, will spend i i winter In Richmond. Mrs. George Evelyn Harrison and Mrs. Randolph Cuyler, of Brandon, on James River, spent several days of last week at the Rlc^nVft? Hotel They came to meet Mrs. Harrison, of Savannah, and her children, and left Saturday with them for Brandon. Mr. and Mrs. Logan Golaan have returned from' ^pending the summer abroad, and have taken an apartment at the Berkeley 'for the winter. Mrs. John S. Munce has been visit? ing friends In Roanoke and Lexing? ton. Vs., where her sons are attend* lng the-Virginia Military Institute. Scats Used to Barricade Win? dows When Unionists Make Attack. WOODEN TRESTLE BURNED| - i Incidents of a Day in Struggle Between Railroads and ? Employes. Memphis, Ten?;, October 1.?Except j for the stoning of a train at McCombj City, Miss., bearing men destined for New Orleans to replace strikers, to? day's Incidents In connection with the! strike of clerks and shopmen on the Southern lines of the Illinois Central ; and Vazoo and Mississippi Valley Rail? roads were of small Importance. Sev- ! eral of those aboard the train were ? Injured In the McCoinb City ulTray. Both sides to the controversy assert1 that the strike Is progressing satlstac- j torlly. The restraining order Issued In the Federal court at Memphis several days ago. enjoining striking clerks and their sympawhizers from Interfering with the men at work, will be called before Judge John E. McCall for linal dispo ?Itlon to-morrow mornlnjr. ? Mall Train Attacked. New Orleans, La., October 1.?A Sun-, day mob of between -100 and 500 strlk era and union sympathizers attacked a mall train on the Illinois Central at McComb City, Miss-, this morning, in their frenzied effort to lay hands upon1 a carload of strike-breakers being; brought to this city from Chicago. Many of the windows In the rear coach, occupied by the strike-breakers, were: smashed, and members of the mob tried , to detach the coach from the train. ; None of the men were seriously Injured. \ The men will be put to work by the j Illinois Central. Several Are Injured. Jackson, Mlrs., October 1.?A carload of strike-breakers, on their way to New Orleans ovjr the Illinois Central, were r.toned by a mob as they passed through McComb. Miss., this morning. Windows were broken and several of the men were Injured by brokon glass or by being bit with stones. The men finally used the car scats to barricade the windows. A trainman In the yards here made HER AILMENT A COMMON ONE Happy Experience of Mrs. Dillinger, Who Finally Found Relief in Cardui, The Woman's Tonic West Baden, Ind.?"For about four years," says Mrs. Sarah Dil?nger, of this place, "I suffered with an ailment com? mon to women, and I was so poorly that I could not do my work. Since taking Cardui, the woman's tonic, I I am stout, and able to work all day hard. ] It is certainly a great medicine for women. I recommend it to a great many ladies. My daughter is now taking Cardui, and I it seems to be helping her already, al-1 though she has now taken only one bottle. Cardui is the best medicine I ever took. It has done me so much good! It saved my life, and I can't praise it too much." Every woman would always keep Car? dui handy, for use when needed, if she knew what benefit it gives, in cases where weakened vitality makes the body and brain seem tired and worn-out. A few doses of Cardui at the right time I l will often save much suffering by pre? venting a more serious sickness. To relieve pain and misery, due to wo? manly troubles, nothing has been found during the SO years that it has been be? fore the public to take the place of Cardui. Won't you try it? N. B.?Write to Ladies' Advisory Dept., j i Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., for Special Instructions and 64-page book, "Home Treatment for Women," I sent in plairt wrapper on request. ^^^^^^^ Fall Opening, showing dainty, new, fashionable styles. F. W. DABKEY St COMPANY, Third and Broad Streets. .SEPTEMBER IS MOVING TIME. See Us First for Furniture. Sutherland & Cherry, Inc. 210 East Broad Street, "Wrong Side of Street." Store Closed Ail Day Monday Ladies House Slippers 25c ALBERT STEIN 5th and Broad LET YOUR CHOICE BE AN ALERT HEATER They require least fuel and give roost heat. Ryan, Smith & Co. 39ABONIC TEMPLE, imo*n*N>i rniM ..TS/ To Observe Holiday Store Will Not be Open To-Day ,J the statement to-day that tlicre were approximately seventy-five cars In the yards with knuckle pins missing Who removed them Is not known. Carmen Orcnnt/.c. New Orleans, Da-, (October I.?Tho only development locally In the str'kc situation was the organization of the carmen employed at the Algiers shops of the Southern Pacific. A total of forty-two signed the union charter, and to-morrow arc expected to Join the' other crafts In the strike. W. E. Bowen, general secretary of; the Federation of Rallroud Employes of the Illinois Central says to-morrow all the union men and sympathizers will respect the order Issued by the federation. - 1 Trestle !? Burned. I Augusta, Ga., October 1.?The burn-} lng of a wooden trestle 350 feet long near Douglass, Oa., and the reported flogging of a white firemen at Vlda- ? 11a, Ga., were the only developments to-day In the strike situation on the j Georgia and Florida Ral'.r.iad. the fire? men of which went out several days ago. Not a wheel moved to-day. Vice- ; President E. L. Bemlss. however, gave] out a statement to-night to the effect] that full service would te In opera- | tlon to-morrow with white firemen, amply protected from strikers, in the| cabs. Preparing for Straggle. Chicago, October 1.?Railroad offl- ] ctals and shopmen on the Harrlman j lines who struck yesterday to enforce their demands for recognition of the newly organized federation, Bpent to? day In preparation for the struggle which will begin In earnest to-morrow. The walkout occurring before the Sat-1 urday half-holiday gave the railroads I a full day and a half in which to i make preparations to run the shops, l and it was said that in 'many of the I shops practically a full force of men] would be at work. The men at the I big Burnslde shops here spent the day 1 quietly discussing the outcome of tfie struggle. Watchers near the ehops say that more than 100 strike-breakers were brought Into the stockade on a special | train President Markham. of the Illinois] Central, said nothing had been done by the railroad during the day. "We ex-1 pect the shopB to open on time to? morrow," he aa!d. ENGINEER KNEW DAM WAS FAULTY (Continue^ From Third Page.) Just where the dam entered the bank. This opening was made about four feet below the water line, six to eight feet wide. As the whole town was much alarmed for fear this opening was not sufficient to relieve the pressure, about seven tons of dynamite in a bag of sand wero lowered over the spillway until It rested upon the top of the thlrty-slx-lnch clean-out pipe. When this dynamite was exploded by means of a battery lb blew the wooden cap clear off the clean-out pipe, and In about sixteen hours the dam was empty. "It was then observed that portions of the embankment had been washed away. Some of It went out under the dam; a major portion went out through the thlrty-slx-lnch clean-out pipe. "It was also observed that the up? stream face of the dam was Intact, ex? cept for the vertical cracks." Taft ?fters Government Aid. Omaha, Neb., October 1.?President Taft, having traveled all night, did not learn the details of the disaster at Austin, Pa., until to-day. He Immedi? ately sent telegrams of sympathy to the Mayors of the three towns, direct? ing Acting Secretary of War Oliver at Washington to dispatch an officer to the scene to determine what aid can be rendered by the Federal government, and sent a message to Miss Mabel T". Boardman, active head of the Red Cross, saying as president of the Red Cross he had offered the assistance of that organization. The President also sent a telegram to Governor Tener saying: "I should be very glad to have you telegraph me at Omaha If you have any suggestions to make." Upon his arrival here the President asked for the latest news. "It Is terrible, terrible," he said. A Modern Paul Revere. Costello. Pa.. October 1.?While the town of Costello was almost destroyed by the floods. Its death list is only two. The victlmB are Edward W. Earle and a Mrs. Hodges. That the fatalities were not proportionately as largo as those In Austin Is due to a dramatic and successful warning given of the Impending disaster. Edward Young, a workman In the Standard Dumber mill in Austin, and whose home Is In Costello, heard the roar of the flood a half-mile away, and his first thought as he saw Che wall of water was of his wife and little oiim here, three miles from the mill. He measured the torrent's speed with his eye, then, costless and hatleBs, Jumped on his bloycie and sped for Costello. Down the three-mile valley he pedalled, with the roar ever swolllng behind him. He shouted a warning as he sped past Isolated houses, whose, occupants fled to the hilltops. Two] minutes in the van of the flood he dashed Into Costello. shrieking his message, and Costello, almost to a man, fled. Young gained his borne, burst into the house, shouted to his w'fe, and between them they carried their chil? dren to safety. About fifty buildings were destroyed here. The pr'nclpal hotel was twisted about and wrecked, the railroad sta? tion swopt away, and much of the town seriously damaged. About 150 people are homeless here to-night, many of them sleeping on rugs thrown on the aoggy ground. PRESIDENT MAKES PERILOUS TRIP Train Arrives in Omaha Over Flood-Damaged Kail roads. REACHES CITY 11 HOURS LATE In Several Places Track Is Lifted on Jacks From Muddy Waters. Omaha, Neb., October 1.?President i Taft arrived here to-night from Se- j .lalla. Mo., eleven hours late, after a perilous trip over Hood-damaged rail? roads. The train was caught In a storm in Northeastern Kansas and : Eastern Nebraska. Creeks were turned Into torrents, rivers overflowed their ; bank.-, and railroad travel was im? peded. Several small bridges were , swept away and a portion of the: tracko over which the President trav- j eleU were covered with more than a toot of water. The Taft special was held out at ! Rushville, Mo., for seven hours, and | there was a two hours' delay at Falls City, waiting for the flood to subside. Missouri Pacific section hands were or? dered out by the hundreds!. In several places the tracks were lifted on Jacks from the muddy waters and propped up on plies of crosatlcs. To hold these In place, many tons of rock were dumped onto the roadbed. Every possible care was taken to Insure the President's safety, and be? fore his train was sent over the more dangerous stretches a pilot train had preceded It and a thorough test had been made. It was by far the most dangerous railroading the President experienced In his many miles ot travel.! Mr. Taft did not seem to mind the Inconvenience or the danger, although expressing sorrow that the program in Omaha to-day had to be abandoned. The President stood on the rear plat? form as the train crawled over the flooded tracks. At Littles the water was within an Inch of the top of the rails. At Verdon, Neb., the overflow from the Nemaha River swirled beside the tracks with a current of ten to twelve miles an hour. General Manager De Bernard!, of the Missouri Pacific system, took personal charge of the President's train, and brought It through to Omaha, the ilrst train to get.out of the flooded district to-night. Mr. Taft expressed hlB thanks for the care with which the train was handled. Arriving here, the President was taken to the Omaha Club for dinner, and spent the evening there. He will depart for Lincoln and Denver to-mor? row morning. CASTOR IA For Infant8 and Children, The Kind You Have Always Bought Boars the Signature of ASK FOR " Booklovers' Linen Fabric" Writing Paper Extra quality white linen, right size and right weight for polite correspondence. The price is Only 25c Per Pound About 100 sheets of this ex? cellent paper In each pound. Envelopes to match the above paper, 10c. per package, or 3 Pkgs. for 25c A great writing paper vahie. Presbyterian Book Store, 212-214 N. Sixth St. "EXCELSIOR" GAS RANGES are sold only by Rothert & Co., THEE ASH SHOEAND TRUNK MAN WHO UNDERSELLS HAVE YOU SEEN THE New Method Gas Ranges AT Pettit &Co.V 1 dozen Heavy Gold Plated OC^ SAFETY PINS . LoZ Worth three times the peicc. Mail orders. Stamps or coin. Smith & Webster, Inc. Jewelers?Opticians, 612 East Main, - - Richmond, Va. MILLER MFG.CO. SOUTH RICHMOND.VA. INTERIOR TRIMMINGS. NEWELS STAIRWAYS, WAINSCOTING, OFFICE AND BANK FIXTURES. Right Prices Quick Delivery SUITS MADE TO ORDER. Perfect Fit and Satisfaction Guar oeteed. MAINE WRECKAGE BEING DESTROYED Truth Regarding Destruction of Battleship May Never Be Known. VALUABLE EVIDENCE LOST Study of Exposed Portions of Vessel Indicates Internal Explosion. Havana. October 1.?From tho man-j ner In which the work on the wreck of the Mulne Is proceeding, doubt is expressed that the truth regarding the destruction of that vessel will ever be known. The original plans contem? plated the removal of all water and mud within the cofferdam, exposing the entire wreck to the view of the public, so that a definite conclusion as to the cause of the explosion could be reached. This plan seems to have been abandoned, and the entire wreck will never be seen. The oxy-acefylene process for cut? ting away some of the debris is now being made use of to remove tho pile of wreckage which marks the forward part of the ship, thus effacing what some regard as the most valuable of all the evidence. The fragments which are being cut away from this torn and twisted wreckage are being sent to sea on barges and dumped, thus leaving the real secret of the dis? aster to a few men. Of late there bus been an effort made to Impress upon everybody, the news? paper men In particular, that the find? ings n'. the naval board of Inquiry, which first Investigated the Maine dis? aster, have been verified by the recent work. Ingenuous remarks and pointed suggestions have been dropped her? and there to make this Impression more lasting, despite the fact that there Is nothing tangible to support It. Internal Explosion Indicated. A very careful study of the exposed i wreckage for months establishes thei conviction that all of the destruction' visible at this time was caused by In? ternal explosions. Every bend of the steel, every twist of the frayed edges where It has been torn apart, lends credence t>o this belief. It must bu borne In mind that the forward part of the Maine was literally tumbled to? gether like a house of cards, and in this condition the wreckage nnally settled on the bottom In positions which might lead a casual observer to accredit the damage to an- external explosion. For Instance, there Is a section of the bottom which pro'rudes from tho mud vertically and which has led: some to believe that this could only ] have ibeen caused by an external ex-1 plosion. In confirmation of the original I naval Inquiry, yet the entire piece Is fringed with a ragged edge. In which all the shredded ends are doubled out? ward. This particular piece Ig said to be a piece of the keel, which Is merely an extra heavy "I" beam of steel to which the outer bottom and the Inner bottom plates were fastened. Apparently, when the magazines ex? ploded they tore away the weaker bottom structure on either side of this "I" beam, which was evidently broken in tw-o places at the points where the two explosions were most violent, and possibly here there were Joints, and as the heavier wreckage of the upper structure still attached to this piece fourm its resting place on the bottom, the fragment of keel was tilted at right angles to its original position. No Mark of Outer Explosion. No Indentation or mark of outer force of any nature can be seen on this section of bottom, which is prob? ably twelve feet stove the mud, and at Its widest part, perhaps five or six feat, being somewhat oval-shapeu. For? ward of It is a pile of wreckage twisted In a manner to preclude in the m'nds of many any belief of exter? nal explosion. If an exterior explosion was responsible for the magazine ex? plosions no evidence of it has yet been discovered. HAS MANY THRILLS Several Times Life of Aviator Is In Danger. Huntington, Ind., October 1.?Avia? tor C. P. Rodgers, who Is contending for a prize of S50.000 In a flight from cotlst to coast, landed here this after? noon from Decatur at 4:28, after a day full of thrills and in which his life was endangered several times. Ilodgera, who left' Hobo, a little town south of Decatur, at 8:45 A. M., ran Into three rainstorms while dying 1,500 feet high. For several hours he was lost sight of, and even when he landed all trace of him was lost to his manager and others. Rodgers says he will remain here until about 7 o'clock to-morrow morn? ing, when he will start' for Chicago. WITCH CAT CAPTURED BY PATIENT WATCHER Animal Which In Said to Have Pro? vided Thrills for Entire County. Bottsvllle, Pa., October 1.?EVer since th i exploitation of the weird and un? canny tale of the visits of evil spirts to the "hox" haunted Thomas farm? house. In the Tumbling Run Valley, thousands of peoplo from an parts of Schuylklll county have visited tho scene of the alleged supernatural vis? itations. The witch cat, a feline as dark as midnight, which Miss Mary Isabella Thomas said was distorted at times into a hideous monstrosity, four feet In height, has been eagerly sought by an organized party of courageous youths and men of this place. Owing to the fact that false counsel was given by a "witch" doctor, who recom? mended the use of a golodn bullet to kill the uncanny cat. when a common bullet alone could break th" shell, and kill the awesome animal, said to be Inhabited by the evil one, the cat has failed to appear, and no opportunity has been afforded to get a shot at It. Watcher la Rewarded. In the gray of last Wednesday morn? ing the vigil was started, but tho cat seemed to be aware that Its machina? tions wore at an end, und kept tself scarce. Yesterday, however, CharleB lawless, armed with an old blunder? buss, said to have been blessed by a saint, and with a web taken from the intestines of a pure whlto lamb, a book of countoractlon against witches' spells und many other talismens, was rewarded In his watch. Too much excited to use his gun, he i threw a Testament at the cat and then seized It. The capture has caused [ great excitement threughpm thi Cftli;y* Diamonds and Sapphires HAH PINS of elesant workmanship and exquisit? style. Our prices always please. SCUWARZSC1IILD BROS., Richmond's Leading Jewelers, _Second and Broad Streets. ty. and to-night it Is exhibited at Market Street ouslness house, where It has been visited by curious thousn ands. The cat Is confined In a strong case thick steel barB being set an eighth of an Inch apart to keep it secure. The fellna is of ordinary sUo, but Is coat' black, with baleful green eyes. Miss 1 'Immun In Doubt. Miss Thomas hus failed as yet to identify it a? the author of the family'! misfortunes, and there Is wide spect lation as to whether Lawless has th? demon cat In captivity. The fact remains, though, that he? caught the feline on the Thoma premises and was badly scratched un?i clawed In doing so. Lawless had tee. advised by several witch doctors fror various parts of the county to guar the cat closely, some mystic word be ing supplied to keep it a close prlsonei until they can carefully Inspect It ascertain positively whether or not 1 Is really a "hexameter" cat. EIGHT CHILDREN KILLED They Are Burned to Death Wh? Klnme? Destroy Home. Indiana, Pa.. October 1.?Eight chtl* dren of Mr. and Mrs. William Dias?'] of Heshbon. near here, ranging In age from thirteen years to three months, were burned to death early, to-day. when fire destroyed the family, home. The parents, after discovering the flames, left the children In the; beds and went to the first floor, where! they made an attempt to extinguish the fire. The blaze spread rapidly,,! however, and they were unable to re?| turn to rescue the little ones. SUYDAM OBTAINS DIVORCE i Decree Also Permits Plaintiff to Mnvr^j Again. New York. October 1?Justice ClarkaJ of the Supreme Court, yesterday afternfj noon granted Walter Llspenard Suy4 dam. of Blue Point, L I., an lnterlocu*. torv decree of divorce in the suit fllei against Lou??e Lawrence Suydam. Intl the decree Justice Clarke forbids Mrsj| ftuvdam to remarry or to use Suydam'aj, name. Under the decree she may re<il sume her maiden name ot White. Soydam, according to tho decree. I permitted to remarry, "as though th 1 defendant were dead." Frederick No-r I ble. the plumber's son. with whom MrsJ Suydam fled to New York, was name?V In the suit as corespondent. Low Heel All Leathers $3.50 and $4J The $15 Victor Victrola Can be best tried in out: Victor Parlors. 121 Eaat Broad Strait The Smile of Satisfactioi The drivers of our wagons tell us that of all the satisfied people., they ever saw, our patrons are the I most greatly pleased. We've] worked hard for this condition on things. Family Washing, rough dry, 30<M per dozen. 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