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The Best "Mens Store"
It has taken us years to make it so, but when success finally came it was appre? ciated by throngs of Richmond's well dressed men, who have given this store their patronage. The storks and the service?fashion's latest and best furnishings, and "men to wait upon men" - all harmonize to make this plan- popular. The Men's Corner. See the Now Shirts?Ours is a line that is most complete, both in fabric and tit; styles and qualities that cannot be surpassed; Negligees and Still Hosom Shirts with attached ruf Is; coat > U-. 51.00 and.$1.50 Night Robes, 50c. 75c and. .$1.00 Men's N'eckwear?All the nobbiest shapes, colorings, harrow and flowing end scarfs, in numerous fabrics?all uf the finest silk:-, than which none better arc to be had.50c Men's Underwear?Everything i<> ,-uit the requirements of our patrons: Fleeced Lined ami Ribbed Garments at.50c Heavy Weight Wool Undergar? ments--! ti grpy ami white, nicely trimmed, all full fashioned garments, $1.00. $1.50. $2.00 and.$2.50 Men's Pajamas?Of fine fleeced flannelette, plain white and fancy pat? terns; nicely finished and trimmed with silk fro.ns, $1.50 and.$2.00 Men's Union Suits?Ecru, cotton ribbed and wool ribbed, the "Carter" kind of garments that are made to lit and to wear, $1.00 suit to.$.V00 Light and medium weights in the world famous "X. & N". B." make, at $1.00 and.$1.50 LATEST STYLES IN Hair Goods TRIPLICATE COILS Made of good German hair, natural wavy, all shades, in? cluding grey, at the new low price of. ?/OC Sale on Second Floor. CONVICTED BLUES ILL ME APPEAL Governor Mann to Be Asked to Remit Fines Imposed by Court-Martial. Seven members of the Richmond! Bices' B.-ittulion. who were lined by court-martial for failure to attend the, camp nt Basic City, have Mied notice; of their Intention to appeal to the] Governor from the decision of- the court. The amount of their fines has] never been announced, although It is' Mated that one was charged $30 for his nonattendance. and that the fines. of the others range from $5 to $25. i Thirty days Is allowed In which to j take an appeal from a judgment of a; general court. Within the time limit] 611 of these gave notice, but the papers, asking the Governor to remit the pun? ishment have not as yet been present-i ed. They air now being awaited at the office of the Adjutant-General. Four of these men are members, It Is said, of Company C of the Blues, one of Company B, ajul wo of headquar? ters. One of" the latter Is a hospital Btewar<j end a practicing physician of this city. The other six men who were pre? sented to the court-martial have had their cases disposed of. One was ac? quitted, and the others; were lined nom? inal amounts, w.lth the recommenda? tion by the court that the Governor remit them, which was done. These amen had good excuses, but failed to take the proper military steps to se? cure furloughs. Judgment* Entered. Judgments v-'ere entered In the Law and Equity Court yesterday as follows: William A. Moncure and E. M. Pllcher, receivers, against Eugene B. Griffin and I, "Talk for J1.CS0. Pltner Gasolene Lighting Company, of Illinois (Inc.*. nga'.nst the Pltner Gas?len? Lighting Company, of Virginia find, for t2.76S.Ot John G. Miller against th- Pltner Gaso? lene Lighting Company, of Virginia 'Inc.). for JtOO. Fined for Sbootlng at Wife. Charles Blllups. colored, was rtr.ed $r? and costs yesterday by Mag.?tr?te Folxey In Henrlco county before whom h,, war tried on a charge of shooting at his wife with Intent to kill. This caFe wai sent to the grand Jury some time ago and the negro sjraf indicted. Judge Scott ruled that It ?*as not a felony and s?nt It hn. k to the magistrate's court for trial. Bilijps paid the fine.. Want State I an Changed. . a meeting ot the city Bur Association. 1 yesterday afternoon In the rooms of court of the Olvl) Justice, the chairman authorized to appoint a committee to Elder advisable changes tn the State Pas? Sentence To-Day. Pentence will be passed this morning In the United .State? Dlstr:'- Court on Robert Southern Ratlw-sj Earnings. Estimated earnlnifs of the Southern Rail? way for the second week in October lb i In Increase of tJ-.'.fsT; at compared with t!:< v-rresponri:r.g week last year. This on ROOFING TIN meansQU/fLlTY <&$ATfSMCriON GORDON METAL CO. Richmond, Va. OWNERS OF DOCK TAKE CASE HIGHER Have Already Made Demand for Record to Secure Early Action. For the purpose of taking an appeal to the Supreme Court, Eppa Ilunton. Jr., counsel for the bondholders' com? mittee of the William 11. Trlgg Com- | pany, has already uslted the State Cor porntlon Commission for a transcript of tho record In the recent case, wh'ch ?resulted In an order compelling the owners to repair und reopen the Rich? mond dock. The reason for haste in this mat? ter Is that the order requires the dock to be reopened for puibllo uye by De? cember 1. The Supreme Court must, under the Constitution, allow an appeal as of right, but If this should not be done by December 1 the order would become operative, and the owners would be In contempt of the commis? sion by falling to obey Its Instruc? tions. I When the record has been made up a petition will be prepared for the court. The appeal will he promptly al? lowed, and the case will go on the I docket. . It Is probable that a hearing can Ire secured at the January term. This '. hetnn a Commonwealth case, It hnsi ' precedence next to criminal matters, hut It cm hardly he matured in lime for the November term. labor agent dismissed Man Who Was AIkiiU to Leave With Work? men Set Free. R. H. Franklin, ihr Alabama labor agent. who was arrested on a warrant sworn out , by the Old Dominion Development Com ' pnny. charging thai he induced labor away I from the Clayton Mines to the Southern State, was dismissed yesterday by Magis ' tr?te T. J. Puryear In llenrlco county. ? Franklin was about t? leavp Richmond Iseiernl days ago with thirty-Aye minus j j when he was arrested at the Hyrd Street! Station. As soon as he communicated with his employers In Alabama he was release.1 I from .iall on ball. I !: wsi explained by representatives of tho development company that it is constantly having labor difficulties, and that It did not propose to ha\> those which it had at work surreptitiously tarried off. BEATTTe" st?re change south Richmond Concern (Jets. Charter Co? der Name of Ilut/ler ? Co. I As was stated In The Tunes-Dispatch of j last Sunday m ould shortly be done, the Seattle store In South ltichmond has pass < d nto the hands of a corporation known a? Hutzler & Co. (Inc.), with general offices In t:il, city. II (" Beatlle. Sr.. will retain a large Interest In the concern, and will give it his personal a'.tqnlion. A charter was granted the company yes ItrdS) by the State Corporation Cnmtnls kl It has a capital stock of *if..Oft? max? imum .mil 15,000 minimum. II. c. Deattle. .-i . 11 president; Leroy llutzlcr, secretary and treasurer, and Jonas Marcuse. vice president The (harter is I lie usual blanket ?ffalr, mad* to cover any kind of business j In which the promoters may desire to en 1 iage. Song Sprilrj. ?t Church, To-morrow night at 4 o'clock Dr. D. Clay Lilly, pastor of (trace Street Presbyterian ?''hurch. is going t,-, hav, a son^.service by i the con I 'gallon and choir In lieu of the Usual t..g!.t service. The program arranged will enable those present to spend an en? joyable and spiritual evening Moncure I'erUtns 111. T.Moneure Perkins, forme* member of :'' Board el P"lre Commissioner*, is seri ousl) k: the MemortM Hospital, II, was last night to be suffering from heart trouble, but his condition was not thought to fc.. alarming. It A 11,no \ 1) \\n STEAMSHIP TICK? ETS TO AM, POINTS. Raggage called for and checked to destination of tickets, 'luxlcnh service. RICHMOND TTtANSFER CO., ?08 East Main Street. "THE LONG ROLL" AGAIN DISCUSSED Lcc Camp Apparently Unani? mous in Approving Dr. Smith's Criticism. AUTHOR'S LETTER IS FILED Dr. Mason Tries to Have Camp Praise Work, but No Action Is Taken. Another lengthy an,' somewhat vlgr- [ orous discussion of the shortcomings ol "The Long Holl.-' by Miss Mary Johnston, at the meeting of it. is. Leo) Camp of Veterans last night, hud the, net result of the passage of a motion to receive Miss Johnston's recently published comments on the situation, and to Hie It with the archives of the camp. Stopping at this point was not ut' all satisfactory to some of the mem? bers, notably Colonel w. B. Freeman, who Insisted that the camp should re? affirm its previously adopted position approving the criticism of "The Long Roll" written by Rev. .lames Power Smith. D. 1). Colonel Freeman thought that the position of the camp hao* b"en somewhat misunderstood. nl though, he said, the account of the previous meeting published in The Times-Dispatch was accurate. Approve Criticism. Colonel Freeman called upon the members present to witness that it was the Judgment of every comrade that Dr. Smith's criticism was entirely just, fair and temperate. There was no dissent from this position, and some members spoke out openly In Its favor. The point Is that the camp unani? mously Indorse,! Dr. Smith's article, In which he comments on some Inac? curacies he finds In "The Lonpr Roll." The difference of opinion In the camp was not on this point, but was on whether or not the camp should print the criticism In lenllet form nnd dis? tribute It. It seems that this was mis- ; understood by Miss Johnston, and has been misinterpreted by others. Attention ?,f the camp was called to the situation when Commander J. W. Gordon read a communication from Miss Johnston containing the same material that has been printed In the] past few days. Mr. Gordon later read his reply to Miss Johnston, in which he said he had rend with pain and surprise her delineation of General ( Stonewall Jackson. i Rev. Landon R. Mason. D. D.. how? ever, took exceptions to the published reports of his address at the meeting of the camp last week, when he called attention to some features of "The Long P.oll" which he did not like He thought that the Impression has gone, abroad that Lee Camp has condemned the book, und he offered a series of ? resolutions ??ommendlng the work In the very strongest possible terms. | As u substitute. Colonel Freeman offered his resolution renftlrmlng the camp's Indorsement of Dr. Smith's criticism. He Insisted that the public should know that there was no dlvl-( slon of opinion on this question. j Should Not Advertise. Senator Henry W. Atkinson did not think the camp should act as an ad? vertiser for a novel. He believed the agitation unfortunate, and moved to; lay everything on the tifble. D. A. Brown said that Dr. Smith's criticism was Just and correct, but he disapproved of continued discussion, and wanted everything laid on the .able save a motion to Hie Miss John? ston's letter. Dr. C. W. P. Brock 1 wanted to Indorse Miss Johnston and ! Dr- Smith in the same motion. Con? gressman John Lamb moved to table j everything, and asked Colonel Free? man to withdraw his proposition,; which he at last did reluctantly, after; i saying that probably the camp would ' legislate on the subject later. He alsoi ; said he would oppose certain of Dr.; ? Mason's comments, especially In his; j criticism of the press, which ho de-, 'nominated a time-worn plan of get-: ! ting out of difficulties. With about a dozen motions before' I the camp, Commander Gordon settled: matters by putting ilrst the motion to' tile Miss Johnston's letter, which was carried, and then putting the Atkinson' motion to table everything else, which also prevailed. KID HIGHWAYMEN ! Remarkable Churgc Lodged Against Boy? Over Seventy-Five Cents. Chrii Jones and I.eon Murphy, the one ten years old an.? the other eight, were ar? rested last night In the Second District on a charge of being highwaymen. They at/ Charged with holding up and robbing Moses I Barner, of cents. The kids were taken Into custody by Bicycle Policemen Thurman and Werner. Neither of the boys was placed In a cell. I Quarters beside the sergeant's desk were assigned to them, and thi|- were covered with blankets. As u matter of fact, how? ever. It is expressly contrary to law to hold a child of such age lr. a police station, or any other house Of detention. SEARCHING .0? TWO ABSENTEES Police Asked to Find Vaudeville Sharpshooter and Missing Man From Maryland. Mrs D. C. Harvey, of 72 Plummer Street, Oil City, Pa., writes to the Po? lice Department asking that a search be Instituted for_. her brother. Roy S. > Poole, who she believes Is In some hos i pltal In this city. She stated that she j received a letter from him some time lino saying that he was going to a hos? pital, and nothing has been heard from him Elnce. He was employed as a sharpshooter In a vaudeville company. Another request to sqarch for a miss? ing man was received yesterday aftor noon from Dr. Wyllys R. Hodges, 2? South Liberty Street, Cumberland. Md. He asks the pollco to look for Charles K. Bacon, who came to Richmond some time between September 31 and Septem? ber 27. Baron Is described ns being forty-threp years old. five feet nnd seven Inches tail, weighing 136 pounds He has blue eyes, hrown hair, and one of his little fingers Is deformed, and he has a depression In his skull. Ho Is said to be of a rellirlous turn of mind. LAWYERS SUED BY FORMER CLIENT Green Alleges That They Failed to File Declaration in Time Fixed by Law. LOST $5,000 ON THAT GROUND Jury Gave Him Verdict, but Supreme Court Set It Aside on Appeal. The suit of C. H. Green against O'Flalierty & Fulton and Edgar B. | English,'in which damages are claimed j in tho sum uf (6,000, was begun yes- I terday In the Euw and Equity Court. Some time ugo Green, who was for-1 morly a riveter at the ltichmond I Branch of the American Locomotive Company, and formerly a machinist at the Tries Shipbuilding Works, in this city, wits injured in a street car ucel-I dent. He brought suit against Henry! T. VVickham and Willlum Northrop, receivers of the Virginia Passenger and Power Company, and the ense was tried j In the Law und Equity Court. Through ; oversight or negligence, the declaration In the case was not llled within tho period required by law. Judge lngrum 1 ruled that this was a mutter within the supervision of the court, and al- j lowed the declaration to be llled and : the ense to proceed, attorneys for the 1 street railway company noting an ex- ? ceptlon. The Jury in tlint trial awarded Green a verdict for damnges in the sum of if),000. Lout on Appeal. On appeal to the Supreme Court it was held that the lower court had erred In allowing the declaration to be j tiled after the time limit tixed by stnt- j ute. and the ease was therefore dis? missed, with costs placed on Green. Meanwhile the year provided us the limitation had passed, und Green was j barred from bringing a new action for damages. In I lie original suit he was repre? sented by O'Flaherty & Fulton and Ed? gar B. English, and he now claims tiiat it was the negligence of his counsel in preparing and Illing the declaration which causetl him to lose his case Having now no recourse against the receivers of the street railway company, he sues the attorneys both for the orginal damages, which he asserts thoir negligence caused him to lose, and for the cost of tho original^ and ot this proceeding. The trial will probably occupy several days. Green Is represented by Smith, Moncure & Gordon. O'Flaherty & Fulton and Edgur B. English are rep? resented by <_'. V. Meredith and Richard Evelyn Byrd. The ease will bring up a number of unique points involving the relutlon of' attorney and client, and the trial is I heng attended by a number of well known lawyers. MEEKINS ACQUITTED Fined, However, for Curnlncr and A bus- I Init Police onicera. On a charge of assaulting Marlon | Lawler, the eleven-year-old daughter of Mrs. M. J. Liwler. of 10fi% East I Clay Street^ "Captain" George F. V. ? Meeklns was dismissed in Police Court yesterday morning, but on the charge j of cursing and ahuslng ? Police Officers; Thurmnn and MoManamara, who went I to the house on on emergency call, he j was lined $20. He appealed, and was balled for his appenrance In the Hust? ings Court in the sum of $100. .lames 1). Wise gave the security. The charge against him of helncr disorderly and creating a disturbance to the annoy? ance of neighbors was continued. M. J. I^awler, husband of the woman with whom Meeklns has been boardluc; for the last eleven months, declared that the British "captain" had never , paid a cent of hoard, and that he, after attempting to force Meeklns to leave his house, had been himself forced td leave. .1. M. Green, colored, was sentenced to sixty days in jail on a charge of stealing n box of snuff from the ltich? mond. Frederlcksbtirg and Potomac Railroad. He appealed. The case against .1. W. Wlglngton. charrred with cruelly, heating his daurrhter. Grace Ann Wlc-lngton, was continued to October 27. He was hailed In the sum of $100. Building Permits. Building and repair permits were Issued I yesterday as follows: Louis Blacker, to erect two detached j one-story frame sheds on the west side of Twenty-eighth Htreet between O and P Streets. In rear, to cost $160. Henrietta Tluckllss. to erect a detached one-story brick stable. In rear of 109 Jack? son Street, to cost $100. Watklns-Cottrell Company. to erect a three-story brick and steel warehouse on tho cast side of Fourteenth Street between Clary und Dock Streets, to cost 115,000. Johnston-Willis Sanatorium, tor pealr a brick dwelling, used as a nurses' home, at Cll East Franklin Street, to cost $1,M0 Southern Railway Company, to repair a brick storage and shop building at the foot of Seventh Street. South Richmond, to cost fJ.JOO HISTORIC ORDER ELECTS OFFICERS Colonel McCabe Named Again as President of Society of the Cincinnati. ANNUAL MEETING HELD Delightful Luncheon a Feature, With Many Addresses by Members. The annual meeting of '"The Cincin? nati." the most undent and most fa? mous of all American patriotic societies, took place at the Westmoreland Club on Thursday, the anniversary of the surrender of CornWalKs ut York town on October 19, 1781. The whole of the morning's session was devoted to hearing reports read from the secretary, treasurer and from speciul committees. The reports all showed that the society Is In a most nourishing condition, both as to num? bers und us to nuances, the permanent fund of the Virginia society now amounting to over $2',000. The membership of the Cincinnati throughout the country is relatively small, only some 1,100 out. of our SO,000.000 population, owing to the rigid requirements as regards eligibility. The society was formed by the com? missioned officers of Washington's army In their cantonments on the Hudson on May 10, 17S3. und Washington was the first presldent-Beneral. Eligibility is regulated by the law of primogeniture, the right of mem? bership descending "to the eldest mule lineal descendant of such officers of the Continental army as hud seen three: years' service In the capacity of olll cers." In case of failure of the eldest male lineal posterity of the original members, the collateral branches Inher? it membership "In order of the male line, according to the English law of primogeniture." Two now members were admitted at Thursday's meeting?Lleutonunt Cloin ent Crulg Heth, L". S. A., and George de Bennevllle Keim. onicern Elected. The following officers were elected to serve until October 13. 1912: President, William Gordon McCabe. Vice-Presldent, Francis Thomas An? derson Junkln. Secretary, Levin Joynes. Treasurer. Henry I.andon Cabell. Assistant Treasurer. Dr. Julian Mayo Cabell. Chaplain, Rev. Henry Bedlngor. Assistant to Secretary. John Peyton MeGulre. Member of the staudlng committee ot the General Society. Dr. George Belt Johnston. Member of the nominating commit? tee of the General Society. Francis Thomas Anderson Junkin. Standing Committee?Francis ThomtfS Anderson Junkln, Robert Wither* Mussie, Levin Joynes, Henry Landou Cabell, Dr. George Ben Johnston. Wil? liam Gordon McCabe. John Peyton Me? Gulre, Dr. Julian Mayo Cabell, General Green Clay Goodloc. Delegates and alternates to Wie gen? eral meeting and trustees of the per? manent fund were also elected. At the conclusion of the business meeting the society and Its guests were ushered Into the small dining-room on the second lloor of the club and par? took of a sumptuous luncheon. The large Hag of the Cincinnati was behind the president's chair, and the table was beautifully adorned with flowers of the Cincinnati colors, white and blue. Colonel McCabe presided and acted as toastmastcr. Speeches were inu<Td by Wyndham R. Meredith and Dr. George Ben Johnston (both cx-presl dents of the society), by H. M. Smith, Jr., Captain Thomas Plnckney (on behalf of the guests) and by others. The luncheon was In every way a most enjoyable affair, as was evidenced by the fact that though the members and their guests sat down at 1:30 P. M., trey lingered at the table until half past 5. The motto of the society, "Esto perpetua," bids fair to he realized. To Hold Memorial Service. I Memorial services will lake place to-mor | row ^i?ie_rnoor. at 4:30 o'clock at the Mala I Orphan Asylum for Decatur O. Davis, a I member of the board of directors of that j Institution, who died recently. Mr. DavlB was a devoted friend QJ* the boys, and It I was arranged by Mrs. Olli, superintendent, I that there be some public appreciation of his work for tha home and Its charges. - Fell Oat of o Tree i Hunter Taylor, twelve years old, who I lives at 1301 Blair Street, fell out of a tree In Idlewood yesterday afternoon and broke j the bones In both logs. He was picked up ; by passersby and taken Into place of re I treat, and was held for the arrival of tho city ambulance. He was attended by Dr. 1 Crowgey, and was taken tn tho City Hospl Marrluge License. I A marriage license was Issued yesterday I In the Hustings t:ourt to Reuben Ilolllns. Jr., and Maryo Leigh Clarke. A Bushel of Pocketbooks empty ones, were found the other day by policemen in clear? ing the grounds after the Fair. This seems a rather extrav? agant statement, and yet we regret that it is true. Those riddled purses speak eloquently of the work of pickpockets during Fair Week. As a rule people do not realize the risk they run in carrying sums of money on their person. This incident shows in a convincing way the truth of the warning which the is often giving the citizens of Richmond in this matter. We will take pleasure in looking after your money for you, cashing checks, and giving you the benefit of the many conveniences and accommodations of a strong national bank. Assets, Six Million Dollars. National Bank of Richmond, Virginia, CORRECT CLOTHES For all formal and informal occasions, also proper wearing apparel for all kinds of outdoor sports. All ready at an hour's notice. Gans-Rady Company DIRECTORS ANSWER BECK AS TO BRIDGE Executive Committee of State Fair Quotes Ex? perts to Show That Kailroad Structure Is Safe?Question of Jurisdiction.' After a meeting of the executive committee of the Virginia State Fair Association, eornposoil of J. T. Ander? son, Samuel Cohen, L 0. Miller, Legb It. Page and M C. Putlcrsun, held for tho purpose of considering two arti? cles appearing In The Tlmea-Dlspatcli of October 11 and 18, in which Build? ing Inspector U. P. Beck was quoted as saying that tho bridge over tho Richmond, FrederlckBburg and Poto? mac and Seaboard Air Line Kullroad tracks was unsafe, and gavo as his "^illtmatum" that It should not be used again, tho following statement was given out yesterduy by tho com? mittee: "A short time after the close of the fair of lust year (ltflO) a communica? tion was received by the association from Mr. Ii. P. Beck In reference to the further use or the foot bridge over the Richmond, Frederlckaburg and Potomac and SeatJoard Air Line Rail? roads trocks, and of tho kitchen under the grandstand, and the committee, fully realizing, .however, that Mr. Reck had no authority or Jurisdiction In tho matter, but anxious to adopt any sug? gestion that might subserve the con? venience of its patrons, took up the BUbJect with tho Virginia Railway and Power Company of having that com? pany extend Its lines over the* railroad tracks into the Fair Grounds. No Stove Under Grundatnnd. "After discussing tho matter at some length, It was deemed inexpedi? ent by the Railway and Power Com? pany and the association to attempt to do anything at that time on ac? count of the fact that the city was then contemplating widening the Bou ! levard out to Qryan Park, which pro I Ject, if carried out, would materially I affect the situation. The matter was I taken up not through any fear on the part of the committee tnat tho bridge I was unsafe, hut with tho view of hav ; lng the street cars cross the railroad ? ? tracks and deposit their passengers' within the Fair Grounds for their own ; convenience. The committee ordered ( the kitchen to be removed from under : the grandstand, and no lire has Bince : been kindled there. I "Eurly this year Mr. R. Wortham ; Bpllman, a member of the grounds and buildings coromitteo of this assocla : tion, saw Mr. Beck and was Informed ! by him that It would be entirely safe to use the bridge this year If certain repairs were made. Shortly thereafter Mr. A. L Hunt, who had done In ? a satisfactory manner a great deal of work for the association, W?S request? ed to make, under the supervision of ] Mr. r. W. Scarborough, formerly chief engineer of bridges for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, such re? pairs as were necessary to make the bridge thoroughly safe. Some time be? fore the opening of the gates this year . iboth of these gentlemen reported to ' the association that the work of re i pairing and strengthening the bridge - had been done In a thorough manner, j und that It was absolutely safe. Soya It Hurt Attendance. "The committee feels that In taking the above Btepg it did all that the great responsibility of the occasion called for,, and It Is at a loss to un : derstnnd why Mr. Beck, believing, as' he now says he did. that the bridge i was unsafe at the time of the fair, did I not protest against Its being used on I those days when the crowds were largest, but later, without communl ' eating with the association, gave out ! to the public the Interviews above re? ferred to. The committee Is Informed that in other communities enterprises similar to the fair receive the aid and nsststnnce of both the private Indl i vlduals und public officers, w,hile here i a different view seems to exist al least In some quarters, for the first lnter I view 'oy Mr. Beck, appearing as It did before the fair closed, necessarily In ' Jured the attendance, besides seriously I reflecting upon the management of tho association,, which. If nothing else can ! be said In its behalf, gives Its time I and labor gratuitously to the enter i prise. "Although the committee hnd the assurance from Messrs. F. W. Scar? borough and A. L. Hunt that the bridge was absolutely safe before the gates I were allowed to bo opened and was I not atvare, as Is above stated, that Mr. Beck thought the bridge unsafe, in order to set at rest this question for I all time, It has employed Mr. C. P. E. I Rurgwyn, a competent and skilled civil i engineer, who has had no part In the. i controversy, to make a practical and I scientific report on the bridge, which 1 report, together with letters from Mr. 'officer shoots iii self-defense Negro, After Terrifying Town, Shot and Killed by Railroad Detective. rgpecial to The Times-Dispatch." Clifton Forge. Vs., October 20.-Thls after? noon about 2 o'clock Joseph Pierson, col? ored whose home Is believed to bo In Charlottesvlllc, purchased a shotgun from n |m~al hardwaro store and started imme? diately for a pool-room and commenced to shoot, and he kept this up at other places and out In tho open, and threatened the lives of wh0 crossed his path. When Pierson had terrified the neighborhood to his satisfaction Special Detective Richard? son of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, appeared, and when tha negro saw the officer h* nred twice at him, without ef? fect. The negro than started across a rail? road bridge, and when about midway he stopped and was attempting to tako an? other shot at the detective when that offi? cial found It necessary to uso his weapon In self-defense. The second hall from the weapon of thA officer struck the negro In n vital spot, and he died Instantly. There were several witnesses to tho shoot? ing, and when, these had testified before the Mayor it was derided not to hold an Inquest. DcteSilve . Richardson was prompt? ly exonerated, and the body of the negro turned over to . a local undertakor to be prepared for burial. Pierson had a railway pass In his pocket In tie names of Fines Boyd. SOud frnm MI"born t? Lb'J'.chburE. .Scarborough and Mr. Hunt, aro g-lven loelow." Colonel Hurts w.jn's Report. Messrs. J. T. Anderson and lt. W. Splll inan, Committee for State fair As? sociation. Room 7, Mutual Build? ing, City: Dear Sirs.? In reply to your request that 1 examined tho foot passenger bridge over the tracks of the Rich? mond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Railroad connecting the Virginia Rail? way and Rower Company's loop with th? State Fair Orouuds. I beg leave to submit the following; Examinations were made of three different conditions of things: First, The character snd strength of the foundations. Second. The dimensions, arrange? ment and quality of the materials. Third. Tho strength of the mate? rials as arranged In the construction and the ability of the bridge to with? stand any weight which might come upon It. (Here follows a long and technical report on the foundations, dimensions, arrangement and quality of material, bents and trusses unnecessary to print here.) In conclusion. I beg leave to say that were the bridge loaded with grown men, weighing on an average o? 160 pounds apiece, packed aa closely as they could get on It. su<?h weight would only amount to seventy-five tons on the two spans. My calculations show that the bridge would carry many times more than this. It contains a factor of safety fully as great as Is usually used. At no time during the fair Just held was '.he bridge unduly or Improperly strained. Nor could It be unduly strained by any weight of human be? ings, such as might como upon It. even In a moment of panic. Very respectfully. C. P. E. Burgwyn. Civil Engineer. Soya Bridge In Safe. Richmond. Va., October 17. 1311. Virginia State Fair Association. City Gentlemen.?At your request I hac Mr. Hum make thorough repairs tc the wooden bridge across the Rich? mond, FrederlckSburg and Potomac und Seaboard Air Line tracks. The brldg? at the time of the fair was entlrel> safe. Yours very truly, F. W. SCARBOROUGH. Letter From Mr. Hunt. Richmond. Va.. October 16. 1911. The Virginia State Fair Association \ Richmond. Va.: Gentlemen.?This Is to certify that Instructions were given tne by yout general manager early In this year to Inspect the bridge over the tracks <>l the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Po? tomac and Seaboard Air Line Railroads east of the Fair Grounds, with Mr. Scarborough, and lo make such repulrs as were necessary to put It In an ub I solutely safe condition. Irrespective of cost. Following these Instructions, and under Mr. Scarborough's supervision, I proceeded to take out all the old, rot , ten or damaged timber and to put : new timber in Its plrtce. I reinforced the trusses and strengthened the bridge. In the best possible manner, and I now I regard the bridge as stronger than , It was when It won first built. A few ' days before the fulr opened Mr. Spll | man. of the fair hoard, showed me a ! pencil memorandum of some things Mr. Beck desired to be done. I there? upon made an appointment with Mr. Scarborough and we saw Mr. Beck and endeavored to get him or his assist? ant, Mr. Walton, to go on the grounds with us, Mr. Scarborough and I think? ing that the points suggested by Mr. Beok were already covered by the work we had made. Mr. Beck stated that he could not go on the ground with us. and we then made an en ' gogement with Mr. Walton, his as , Blatant, for that purpose, which, how? ever, he failed to keep. Referring to the suggestions made by Mr. Beck. Mr. Scarborough stated to me that the bridge was absolutely safe and would hold a railroad train. N'o further com? plaint wits ever brought to my ears about the bridge, and I was very much i surprised to see the publications In The Tlmes-Dlspatch emanating from i Mr. Beck. Yours very truly, I (Signed) A. L. ITtTXT. NAILED GIRL TO BOARD Boy Accldentnllv Sends Spike Through Sister's Ilnnd. Nailed to a .board by her small brother. , ilttle Rifle Harris, eighteen months old. of ISO] West Clay Street, was released yester? day only after she had been In that posl ' tlon for half an hour. The city ambulance ! was called, when the plight of the little , girl was discovered. While Dr. Crowgey was attending to the child's Injuries and administering stdatlves. Roy Ford, driver . of the ambulance, withdrew the nail with it pair of tweezers he carries In the auto? mobile. Little Elsie became unconscious, hut was restored. She wns taken Into her home by Dr. Crowgey. and last night It was stated that her Injury would not be serious. Elsie and her smifil brother were playing j together In the backyard when the accident occurred. lie was attempting to drive a nail Into a board with an axe. Somobow the nail became twisted In the little girl's grasp, and when the axe descended the nail [ passed through her hand. Brother Charles Improving. Tho condition of Brother Charles, prin? cipal of tho Brothers' School, who baa been ill for about ton days at the Momorlai Hos? pital, was last night said to bo slightly improved. Robbed of Wutrh. . Mrs. M. A. Brinker. of 56?? Stop, on tho Seven Pines car lin? reported to the police yesterday that she had been robbed of a watch, valued at $150. She thinks she wns robbed either on a street car or at Twenty 1 ninth and P Streets. SAVINGS BANK RICHMOND III/ E. MAIN ST. It Is not easy to become rich, but everybody can become Independent by saving a little each pay day. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR.POSTAL SAVING FUNDS