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FIGHT KAUFMAN Philadelphia. Pa., October 1 ?AI Kaufman, the California heavyweight, was was offered - sum of money by Hugh Mclmosh to go to Autsraliia and engage in live battles In that country this com ng winter, but turned it down, hns finally been matched up for a fight- He was signed up by Jack Mc Gulgun to-day to meet Bill Bass, the heavyweight of Crewe. Va.. for six rounds at the show of the National Athletic Club on Saturday evening. Oc? tober 7. Bass recently won the White Hope tournament held In Philadelphia, He Is twenty-two years old, s!n feet sl\ inches In height and weighs "40 pounds. Phidat'clphia jack O'Brien Is boxing with Bass and getting him into condi? tion for the contest. MANY ENTRIES FOR COP RACES Now York, N. Y. October I.?Affairs j concerning the Vanderbill cup and grand prize races, which are to bo run ' at Savannah. Ga.. under the auspices ol | the Savannah Automobile Club, are progressing satisfactorily. The entry list Is in a healthy condition, for thus early forty-two entries have been re? ceived for the races. The Vanderbill cup race Is to be run on November 27, and the International grand prize event will occur three days later, November 80 On the iirst named date also will be run the Savannah challenge trophy race, and the contest for the Tlcda men trophy. Interest is running high in the Southern speed carnival, and J with a splendid course, fast cars and drivers, the races are bound to go down in history as the greasest ever held. AMUSEMENTS Academy?"The .lolly Bachelors.*' Bijou?"The Winning Widow." City Auditorium?Frank Croxton Quartet. ??The .lolly Bachelors." Lew Fiolds's musical triumph. "The Jolly Bachelors," will be presented at the Academy to-night. The entire New York Broadway Theatre production will the seen here with a big singing com? pany, numbering about sixty people. "The Jolly Bachelors'' It said to he the real thing In the musical comedy line ;?the kind that makes people laug-h [and go out and whistle the tunes of the many song hits. "The Winning Widow." "The Wf nnlng Widow," the musical comedy tjat was the talk of Norfolk ?11 last week, will be offered to-night et the Bijou, with matinees on Tues? day, Thursday and Saturday. The first net of the play is laid at the beautiful (home of Mrs. Townsend, on Riverside Drive. New Yorfk City, and the second at Atlantic City, on the boardwalk "The Winning Widow" is a musical comedv of an unusual kind as regards both manner and matter, and it is un? commonly good entertainment Twenty eong numbers are Introduced bv the principals, assisted bv the large and One takes the place of three horses. i "Ask your doctor." FORD AUTO CO., 1629 W. Broad St. I beautiful chorus of show girls. The ' cast is headed by Perle Bant, late star ) of "The Kissing Girl" and "The Brok? en Idol,-' and Joe M. Fields and George i B. Sc?nl?n. I Frank Croxton'* Quartet. Frank Croxton's famous quartet from I the "Old Brick Church." New York j City, will appear iit the City Audito? rium to-night under R?delIffe Bureau ; auspices. Clara Blakcslee Is the con I cert plnnist, and the members- of the ! quartet are Agnes Kimball, soprano; i Nevada VanDerveer, contralto: Heed ! Miller, tenor, and Frank Croxton, basK I F.ach of the members of the quartet j has sung In Richmond before?Miss I Kimball with Victor Herbert's orches? tra. Mis? VanDerveer and Mr. Miller in the Wednesday Club festival sev? eral TCar? ago. with the Damrosch or? chestra, and Mr. Croxton, who sung the role of "Elijah" with the Wednes? day Club two seasons ago. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION At Indianapolis: Indianapolls, K; Louisville. 1 (first K?me). Louisville, 2; Indianapolls, 1 (second game). iiVxciiBUHG ciam WIM, StOT SUPPORT WILLIAMS [Special to The TInies-Dlspatch. I Lynchburg, Va.. October I.?Regard? less of what the other representatives do at the meetlns of the Virginia League In Petersburg October 6, It is announced here that the Lynchburg representative will not under any clr I cumstan'ces support President C. R. Willlmn'sj of Roan ok c, for president. LAST DAY OF PLAY ATTRACTS MANY Golfers Appear on Links in Fall Tourney of Hermitage Club. Saturday was the last day for the qualifying rounds of tliu fall tourna? ment at the Hermitage Golf club, and the kirge number of contestants is evidence of the increasing popularity of the game at this most conveniently sltuuted club. The drawings for match pliiy were as follows: Class A?W. 1\ Wood versus A. I HawSO, Dr. .S. B. Moon versus O. B. Ulli, B. B. Valentlpc versus Joel Per rin. Wins Wilson versus R. H. Mcade. Class B?H. Massle versus W. W. Neale. J. L. Anderson versus 11. ?. Thompson, O. H. Winston versus R. P. i Neale, O. F. Wood versus D. H. H?cker. I Class C?C. H. Dunaway versus L". B. Washington. R. W. Wood versus \ G. W. Kolner, C. P. Rucker versus F. L Word, C. W. H?cker, bye. H. W. Wood versus J. M Atkinson. The first rounds will he played off on October 2, 3 and 4. as arranged be? tween each pair. Handicaps will be used In the B and C classes. Amerlcnn Homes Second. Paris, October 1.?American horses could do no better than second at the Long Champs race course to-day. Krank J. Gould's Conti La Belle fin? ished second for the Prix de Cheffre | ville. at a mile and a half, while W. K. j Vanderbllt's La Hire secureil the same I position in the Prix de Vtllebon, a 1 three-year-old event, at a mile anil a half. PENNANT HOPES ARE SHATTERED : Best Chicago Now Could Do Would Be to Tie New New York. LOSES SUNDAY GAME Marquard Comes Back to Form and Blanks the York. Chicago. 111., October 1.?Chicago's ? pennant hopes were shattered by New [ York to-day, when they were shut out 5 to 0. About the best Chicago can expect now Is to tie the Easterners for the pennant, as New York Is seven and j one-half games In the lead and Chl i cago lias only six remaining games, j while New York has twelve games to ! play. j To-day's game was a patchers' battle I between Marquard, who was easy for j Chicago In one of the previous games,! ' and Richie, who won the opening game i With ease. Hut to-day Marquard i showed his old form, and was almost I Invincible. He allowed but six seut l tered hits, while Richie, who held New ! York to three lilts up to the eighth1 inning, weakened and was hit hard. j Seven hits In ihese two Innings net- I ted live runs for .\ew York. Merkle.1 opened the eighth inning with a dou- ' ble to the left field seats, which were! set up for the expected overflow crowd which did not come. He was sacri? ficed to third and scored on Fletcher's double. Fletcher advanced a base on Meyers'a out, and scored on a single by Marquard. Not being satisfied with their lead. New York scored three more runs In the next Inning. L Doyle singled, but was forced by Snodgrass. Murray fan? ned and Merkle got a single. Herzog I singled and Snodgrass counted. Fletch 1 er doubled to right centre, scoring ! Merkle and Herzog, and was himself I put out when he tried to stretch, it j into a triple. Chicago got a man as far us third base In the second Inning, and again III the seventh inning. In which all cases were tilled. Once again they got a man us far as third In the ninth. In this inning Doyle and Hofman each stole a base, tho visitors making no ! attempt to catch them The score: Chicago. New York. AH H O A E All II O A E j Sherk'd. If. 3 0 3 0 0 uevorc. If. I (I 1 0 01 Schulte, rf. 4 t 0 1 ? U Doylct. 4 3 6 2 0' Tinker. s?.. 4 - 1 ti OS grass, cf I 0 2 0 0 Zlm'an. 2b. 4 0(3 0 Murray, rf 4 I 2 0 o 3. Doyle*... 4 2 1 2 0 Merkle. lb 4 7 0 0 Saler. lb.... 3 1 9 1 0 HerzoR. 3b 3 1 0 4 ? Hofman, cf 0 2 6 OFlct'er, ss. 4 L' 2 2 3 Archer, c?, :< o E l (Myers, o.. 3 n 8 2 l nichlc. p... 3 0*2 l.Marq'rd. p3 I 0 1 0 . Ncedhanit.. 1 0 0 0 0 Totals ...32 ? 27 16 1 Total? ...S3 10 27 11 3' M. Doyle, third baec. ? Batted for Richie in ninth. tL. Doyle, .-ccond baee. rhlia.Ro .OOOnOOOO G?iv New York.OOOOOno2 3?0 ! Summary: Iluus?SnodRrass. Merkle f2). IterzoR. Fletcher. Two-bane lilts?Sater. Mer? kte. Fletcher (2). j. Doyle. Sacrifice hits? ' 5alor, Herzog. Stolen base*?I. Dovle, Hof- I [man. Double play-Tinker to Zimmerman to I I SiiI.t. i.eft on tas?s-(7hlcaRo. n: New York. 1 j 2. First liase on balis-Off Marquard :l! . ] Struck out-Hy Marquard. 7; by Illchlo', 2 l iiiitf of same. |:GS. Umpires, ?reiuiun and | Great Stories by Great Authors! ROY NORTON FREDERICK ORIN BARTLETT ADA MAUD BURROUGHS AND OTHERS Have Contributed to Next Sunday's Issue of the Il? lustrated Sunday Magazine of <( The Call of the Pirate Blood" Tfhis is a story that deals with a subject familiar to every reader and one from which you will derive much enjoyment. It has love, excitement and all the other requisites to good, lively fiction. " With Wheels of Flame" This great serial by Roy Norton will be continued in this issue of the Illustrated Sunday Magazine. It is one of the strongest stories ever written. Begin it right away with this, the second instalment. George Ade's 1911 Fables in Slang "The 1911 Fable of the Flat Dweller and Life, in the Open" and "The 1911 Fable of the Local Pierpont Who Was Troubled in Spiritand Not Without Cause," two of Mr. Ade's characteristic fables, will appear in this issue. They arc great. Other Strong Reading Features "Woman and the Automobile." by Laurence Ditto Young; "The Words of a Suffragette," by E. M. McConville; "The Elusive Satchel," by Ada Maud Burroughs; "Catching the Lady Burglar," by Thomas Oliphant; "Wives of the Idols," one of a series of articles on the wives of famous baseball players. A Beautiful Colored Cover DAY IN THE BIG LEAGUES RESULTS YESTERDAY NATION AI,. I AMERICAN. Now York, 5: Chicago, 0. (All games postponed; rain); (Other games postponed; rain). I STANDING OF THE CLUBS Club. Won- Losl New York . 92 60 Chicago -,. 87 60 Plttsburg . 81 6fi Philadelphia . 78 60 St. Louis . 73 70 Cincinnati . 68 81 Brooklyn . 60 82 Boston . 38 105 P.C. .648 .592 .560 .512 .511 .156 .423 .266 Last Year .59G .669 .569 503 .413 .490 .466 .335 Club. Won. Philadelphia . 9S Detroit . 87 Cleveland . 77 New York . 76 Chicago . 74 Boston . 72 Washington . 63 St. Louis . II Lost. 4S P.C. .671 .592 .524 .517 .507 .490 .426 .281 WHERE THEY PLAY TO-DAY Chicago at St. Louis. Boston at Philadelphia. ' Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Washington. Boston at New York. . Detroit at Cleveland. St. Louis at Chicago. JENNINGS INVITED TO MANAGE NATIONALS Washington, D. C. October 1;? I Hughey Jennings, manager of the De 1 trolt American League team, may be? come manager and u stockholder in the Washington American League club. During the present series between Washington anil Detroit Jc>ningS has ? conferred with President N'Gyes, of the Washington club, who informed him that he would be welcome as manager and tsockholder. If it could be arranged with the Detroit management. ?'I would like to get an Interest In the local club und manage the team . h?re." pjld JennlnKs before leaving j for Detroit. "I have been treutcd roy i ally In Detroit, and am well satisfied j there, but. of eoursc, I would have I some of mv own money In the club I here, und that lu naturally the one I thing that a fellow who has been In baseball over twenty years strives for." "This talk of Hughey Jennings com? ing here sounds good all right." was the comment of Manager McAlocr to? day. "I hardly expert him to show up at the head of the team next year, though such a thing might be of con? siderable use to the team." VIRGINIA WILL USE STANDARD JDEFENSE Dr. Lambeta Declares 'learn Will Be Strenger Than Last Year's Elever.?Bright tJro-pects for Track ^auad. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Charlottosvllle, Va., October 1.?"Vir Slnla's football team this fall will be stronger than last year's eleven," salo Dr. \\". A. Lambeth, the father of ath? letics at the un'verslty and a mcmbei of the footbull rules committee. This statement was made Friday afternoon I the day before the contest with Wil? liam and Mary College, in which the varsity piled up 70 points In the first half, establishing a new record on the local gridiron. "The eleven gives every promise of being defensively stronger, and will probably show Improvement on of? fense." Baid Dr. Lambeth "i'he old Tashioned, or standard defense, will be the vogue at Virginia this fall." con? tinued the well-known authority. ?'It was abandoned early lust season, but taken up again after tue Georgetown game, with the result that the Drange and Blue captured the Thanksgiving Day ocntest with .\*orth Carolina, which had practically an all-star eleven." The Varginla squad gets down to real work to-morrow, when the training table will be started. Those selected from the squad of sixty to go to the training table are Captain Bowen, Wil? son. Woolfolk, Jett, Wood, Redus, Har? ris. Duncan. Farrcll, Davidson. Walter, Gooch, Holden. McDonald, Randolph. Carter. Todd, McOuire, Grant, Lindes, i Goodhue. F. N. Lewis, Flte, Flnlay,, Hchols. Borah, Hewitt, Speed and Cook, ? twenty-eight players, not quite halfj of the squad. Followers of the game arc naturally enthused over the prospects for a win hing team. The student body was hardly prepared for the exhibition that was given yesterday. Nine touchdowns in a single quarter of ten minutes was something they were not accustomed i to, and the like of which they are not} apt to sec in years to come. There' was action from the very start, and] the spectators had pleigy to occupy' their attention All realize, of course, j that Wllilam and Mary did not have a representative team on the held, and the big score rolled up will not give' the players the big head- The hard ; work has Just begun. Preliminary Track Work. After one week of preliminary work by the Virginia track and Held squad, Trainer Lann'gan Is encouraged as to the prospects for the coming season. A large squad Is out dally, and the new men are showing much promise. The greatest scarcity of material in any one event is probably In the hur? dles. The loss here of old men in this department will be keenly felt. The relay team, as was the case last year, will have to be practically remade. Todd and Boyle will probably retain their places, but this leaves three va? cancies. The tight for these places will he hard, as the telay race against Georgetown Is easily the climax of the indoor season. Recent additions to tin- squad arc Phillips, who ran last year In the re-j lay for the episcopal High; Kline, from 1 the McCaule> High School, at Chatta? nooga, and McKnead, from Oklahoma City. Theso men are showing up well i In the short distances. Those who are Jumping well are LETTER BY AEROPLANE Transmission of mail by means of the aeroplane i.s making strides. First to reach. The Times-Dispatch office by this route, partially 14t least, was a j letter yesterday Inclosed In an en? velope postmarked "Aeroplane Station No. 1, Garden City instates, L? I." The letter stated that It was carried by Lindsey Hopkins, of North Carolina and Atlanta, and Lieutenant lillyson. 11, S. N., of nichmond, In the former's ' new Curtis biplane, "papllllon,'' from I the Aerodrome, Nassau Boulevard, j Long Island, to Mlneola, from which place it was carried to Richmond by j train. The aerial post-office was re? cently established by Postmaster-Gen? eral Hitchcock to aid In covering tho international aviation meet. Mr. Hopkins Is well known In North Carolina automobllo circles, and claims to be the only aeroplane owner In the South. Mora than $8.000 In pr'ses have been captured by Lloutenr.nt Kllyson and Mr. Hopkins In -he latters new biplane. They have also established two records for c.ross-cou try flights In point of time. K.\pect Him to necover. It was said lust night at the Retreat for the Sick that Julian 12. Hudgens, the fireman of tho Richmond, Fred erlcka*#urg and Potomae Railroad, who sustained a fractured s -ull a d lost on arm In an accident at Mllford Sat? urday, will reepvtr. Leonard, from Swarthmore Prep.; Wal-I ters. from the Denver High School, und Rlxcy, from Jefferson School. * New CronH-CouDtry Hunnen?. To-morrow the Virginia cross-coun-j iv men will dig heir spikes into the turf on the cross-counti y course lor tins first lime this year, and thereafter will make the circuit three times a week?-on Mondays, Wednesdays aod Fridays, at i o'clock. All af "Pop") Lannlgan's distance men, numbering ten or more, who for the past week have been working out sore calves on the cinder path, will be placed in the cross-country squad. The Marathoners will number some thirty or forty If the expectations of the trainer arc fulfilled. There will be in addition to the other' events the annual championship race.' The rcoss-country men this year will be almost entirely new students. Sloan will be the principal old runner IN ... IOX AT STAUXTOX. Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of Wo-i imhu'n Foreign Missionary Society i [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] j Staunton, Va? Ootoocr 1.?The thirty-third annual meetll.g of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Baltimore Conference 0< the M. 12. Church. South, began in the Staun ton M. K. Church, South, this mornlny at 11 o'clock. Rev. D. H. Kern, pastor of the church, preached the unnual : sermon. A 3 P. M. ch .^ren'n services were held, and at 7:30 P. M. the open- ! ing service was held, being conducted by Mr. Kern, after which Mrs. Leo Britt, of Suffolk, spoke on "Echoes | From the M'sslonary Council"; then i the "Outlook." by Mr.- J. T. Williams. 1 Falls Church; "Woman's Work In ? China." Miss Mary LOU White. of, Huehow. China. Monday will be crowded with speed? ing, exercises and business. .-\mong the speakers will be ...Iss Julia Hayes, Mrs. Britt. Mrs. Williams. ..rs. R. 10. L. Smith. Miss White, Miss Mary Cloud. Mrs. O. O. Homun, Sirs John . uul Tay? lor. Mrs. W. P. Johnson, and a number of reports of officers and committee will be made. On Tuesday und Tues? day aftcrrnoon among the new speak era will 'be Mrs. Charles Dice, Mrs, V. W. Wheeler, Miss Jessie Hough, and a number of others. The delegates, perhaps a hundred In number, are being en'ertained In the homes; of the congregatir n. "guaranteed tor Lite." j RICHMOND MOTOR CO., In. 315 WostMain. Baker Electrics Bevel Ooar Shaft Driven?the only shaft drive In electrics thai Is a proven success. Other mmiufacturers arc striving hard to i Imitate this latest Ilakcr Innovation. Mad. I TOCO. j WORTH ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO., Inc., 162C West IlroBd Str:at. The buyer who know* Hie differenc Ii automobile* will own a Jones Motor Car Co. Allen Av? ant Broad Strec. For T.n y*?rx th? Bous* of Cfu&llty. Straus, Gunst & Co., Distillers and Blenders ot Pin* tVhlnlclM. Drink Old Henry I its Unc Kccord Proves Its Men;. 1 ? OUNCES OF QUALITY 10 IN EVERY POUND. Motor Car Investigate Ihis One. j Waverley Electric Interchangeable. One car. Two Tops. Ready for all uses. Coupe top, $2,150. Victoria. $1,050 Combination, $2,250. I W. C. SMITH & CO. ^tU North I-'ourlfe? *R .North fllib.. University Desires New Branch of Athletics?Prospects of Baseball. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch. 1 Charlottcsvijle, V?-, October t,? That tho University of Virginia may again have a crew and be represent? ed In tho regattas of Southern col? leges us she was years ugo, before football becume the great athletic sport of Virginia, Is a probability. A proposal Is on foot to convert the depression back ot Lamboth Field Into u, lake. The lake, as proposed, would be about three-quarters of a mile long, with a width ranging from 200 to auj lcet. The proposition is being en? couraged by Colonel Fugcnc Massle, of Richmond, who owns the property on which It Is suggested that the lake bo located. Engineers, who huve been here to survey the property, say thut tho project' Is quite feasible and that Hie naturul lay of the ground and the supply of water by small streams render the matter entirely practicable President Alderman, and, in fact, all those interested In athletics at' Virginia, have long desired some sort of watercourse near the university, and this is only one of many plans to? ward this end that have been discuss? ed. An offer wus made to let the uni? versity have land In the Fry's Spring neighborhood, but this was refused as the location was considered too dis? tant for convenient use by the stu? dents. The plan of the lake, which Is now proposed Is thought to be by far the most feasible of all that have so far been put forward. It is estimated that It would cost to construct the lake, as contemplated, In the neighborhood of S?O.Ouo. The question of the owner? ship of the property when so convert? ed has not yet been settled. If these matters can be disposed of satisfactor? ily It Is very probably that the water? course will soon be assured. Virginia Fans Cut hunlxatlc. With twenty-live or thirty baseball aspirants, nearly all new men, and all showing good form, turning out tor practice every afternoon, Virginia fans arc enthusiastic, and have good rea? son to believe that the four or live good places on the team will be easily i refilled with strong men. At present. M. T. Douglass, short? stop on the varsity last spring, Is In charge of the squad, until Captain Car i ter returns. He will be back In col? lege about Christmas. "?mps" Rlgler. who coached the baseball team last siason, Is expectvd back about October 9. when he will re-enter the law de? partment. Harry Spratt will arrive in a few days. He will be of great help In developing new material after his experience this season with the Bos? ton Nationals, with whom he Is playlnc shortstop. Most of last yenr's team are again In college, including Ule, Douglas. Fin lay, Neff. Rtxey and Anderson, all "V" men, While Hewitt and Qoodhue, who played in some of the games, are here and will make strong bids for tin first team next spring. The loss ot Hume, captain last year, will b? se? verely felt, as he was a dependable player at all times. Ho will be Ineli? gible on account ot having phiyed on tho varsity four years. Driver, second baseman. Is another whose loss will be felt. He is now at the University of South Carolina, and will coach tho baseball team there next season. Blakeney. who played good ball for several seasons, will not return. He is Of present at the University <>f Michi? gan. Among the new men bringing reputa? tions is Shane, an intielder, who made a reputation on the Big Stone Gap team; Phillips, ex-captain of the Kpis copal High School team, and Massle, from the same school. Another man from Mississippi Is expected to enter college within the next' few weeks He is an intielder of much promise. All of the score or two new men, who have shown up the past week are reallv i-on s'derable above the average elars o( new men, and some good selections can doubtless be made. A good pitch? er Is wanted, although Roxcy, the sec? ond pitcher, of last year was able -it any time to substitute Witmer. and Grant and Ooodhue are both on hand to endeavor to fill the box. I-' I GUARD SHOT TO DEATH Fnlln Victim In Gun Plgbl at Negro Dance Hall. Lake Charles, La., October 1.?Vesta Monk, u guard tor the Industrial Lum l ber Company at Oakdale, Da., was" shot, j and killed at a negro dance hall at Oakdale early to-day in a gun light I between Atwood Woodward, a special I guard, and John Whlttlngton, an em? ploye. D. Woodward, brother of At? wood. Whlttlngton and Martha Wash i Ington, a negrcss. were fatully wound 1 ed. Several others were hit by stray bullets. Atwood Woodward ordered Pete Strofher to leave the hall. He obeyed. ! hut Whittington look up the quarrel and opened lire with a repeating shot? gun. When Woodward opened lire a free-for-all light started. All the men arc white. Nono of the three must seriously hurt Is expected to live. Body Not Becovered. [Special to The Tlmes-Dispa'teh. 1 Alexandria. Va., October 1.?The body of Carl Pettlt, twenty-five years I old, who was drowned In the Potomac bel?w Marshall Hall Friday, has not yet been recovered. He attempted to lift ati anchor of a sand SCOW when he was thrown from his bateau and drowned. Mrs. Hay Improving. The condition of Mrs. James Hay, of Madison, Va., wlfo of the Congress? man from the Seventh District, was reported at the Memorial Hospital last night to bo somewhat improved, after an operation performed Saturday morning. OFFICIALS ABB PICKED l'OU ARMY AND NAVY GAME Washington. D. C, October 1.?Head Coach Andrew Smith, of the Pennsyl? vania varsity eleven, received word yesterda- that he had been appointed head linesman for the Army and Navy game, which-Is to be played on Frank? lin Field on November ",. The other officials who have been selected by the two academies are Al Sharpe. formerly of Yale, and now athletic director of Penn Charter School In this city, or.d Davy Fvjtz. the. old, Brown half hack, who played centre, field for the Philadelphia Amer Ileans when they won the 1902 pennant. Sharpe. will referee, while Fultz will [ umpire.. AlCHMONO. VIRGINIA NOT YET DECIDED ON RECENT CALL Rev. D. H. Rolstori Later Will Announce Conclusion to Congregation. Times-Dispatch Bureau, 10'J North Sycamore Street, Petersburg-, Va_, October I. The Rev. D. H. Itolston, pastor of the Second Presbyterian CSjurch. an? nounced to his congregation this morn? ing that he hns as yet come to no de? cision In the mNltcr of the call >-.\ tended him by the First Prebbyteriar? Church In Charlotte. N. C. He still has the call under consideration, and as soon us a definite conclusion is reached he will make kuo'.vn bis de? cision to the congregation. Painful Accident. William H. Edwards, an elderly and well-known citizen, employed as gate? keeper on the Atlantic Coast Line road at East Franklin Street, met with a painful accident last night about 10 o'clock. Mr. Edwards has but one leg. and walks with a crutch and cs'ne. As he wag coming home from duly along Franklin Street, either the crutch or the cane gave way, and he fell to the pavement and sustained a fracture of his right arm. He was taken to his home on Bank Street. Week of Prayer. The Woman's Home Mission Society of the M. E. Church will observe this week us a week of prayer, services to be held In the. several churches every afternoon. On Wednesday night union services will be held In Washington Street Church, at which several officers of the State society are expected. On Friday evening a district meeting will be held iu Blandford Church, on which occasion the sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Frank Wells. Colored People's Fair. The matter of holding a fair In this city next year Is being agitated among the colored people, and may reach a definite conclusion. The fair Is de? signed to show In Its exhibits the progress, and handiwork of the col? ored race, If properly managed. It would receive the liberal encourage? ment and support of the whiles. Onicer Krluntntrd. The. Police Commissioners met yes? terday afternoon and investigated the case of Police Officer R. M, Cordon, who had been suspended by the Chief for making remarks considered derog? atory to his superior officers Tho board decided to reinstate the officer, A nsy of Funerals. Four funerals took place tills after? noon?an unusual number for any one day. but especially for Sunday. The burials were of Bernard C. Buford, Jr. of chesterfield, in Blandford Cemetery; Mrs. Eliza Frances Ashby, in Wood lawn Cemetery, Chesterfield; Mrs. Mnty Ellnueth D?ughtry, Mis, Mary Pctt way, of Prince George, The body <>f Ross B. Stlckel, who was fatally gored by a bull, was shipped fo his home in Voungwood, Pa. tiencrnl \cmm. There was a public baptizing t'. ? !??? at Poplar Grove Church, In DlllWlddfe. at which a si-ore or more of colored converts were baptized A large crowd witnessed the ceremony. John T. Clark, an Old-llmc printer and Confederate veteran. Ik ill ait hi* home, on Bollincbrook street Mr. Clark, though able to walk about on crutches, has been practically! disabled for many years. It Is expected that an active cam? paign In behalf of the V M. C. A Home will soon be commenced All of the bank> of tho vlty. hnvlnfj declared handsome dividends for th<> pu*t quarter, will this week pay out a large amount In '.he aggregate ?<? their stockholders The Rev. J. T Bosnian, pastor of Market Street M E. Church, this morn ltig preached the first of a series of five special sermons on the "Doctrines of Methodism. Mr. Dayman, at the end of this conference year, much to the regret of his congregation and the community at large, will be trans? ferred to another charge. The marriage in N'ew York on Sat? urday of Mrs Mary Corllng Dunlop, of ibis city, and Archibald M. McRae was not a .surprise to her friend?, her'-, who had been informed tl-.at the event was to take place. Mrs. Dunlop. or Mrs. McRae now. Is the owner ?>f on Of the handsomest and most valuable residential properties in Petersburg, hut has latterly spent most of h>-r tune away from the city. SMOKE " amti?emeni?. ACADEMY?To-Night *A Musical Comedy of Quality. LEW FIELDS PRESENTS The Jolly Bachelors Prices, 50c. to SI.SO. ACADEMY-Wednesday Night Only. ! The Wonderful European Sensation, Fredrik, the Great All that Is New in Magic. Prices: 25u to <1.00._ ACADEMY, thur. & Fri. Mntlnee Friday, THOMAS JEFFERSON IN niP VAN WIXKLF.. 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