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VEST AND SHIRT Evangelist Makes Audience Sit Forward on Seats in Suspense. , Moyorsdalc, Pa., December 10.?Tho ? Rev. Edwin A. Burrows, who la con? ducting a series of meetings here, hus capturod the ovangellstlc disrobing record. Tho Rov. Bam Jones used to take off his cuffs, and occasionally his coat. Tho Bov. Billy Sunday, whon he gots "going good," according to report, takes off his cuffs, then his collar, then his coat ano finally caste his "wesklt" into tho discard. ' The Rov. Edwin A. Burrows sees all thu,t und ral?ua it. To cuffs, collar, coat and "wesklt" he adds h's shirt. At least, ut a men's mooting here hu performed tho onion ucl and ukluneu iuwn until there w,os 'out' oiiq layor between his audience and his blue. The Rev. Burrows, D. D.. is some preacher. He pluys the gaino hard. In dcacrluing his methods, no says "ne skiiis 'ein alive and nui.gs tneir hides . on the fence to dry." By " 'urn" he means the ungodly. That is, perhaps, I true Thole Is no doubt that in pceli..g ? tho ungodly hu comes mighty near skinning himself. As .remarked. It was at a meeting ? for men that the Rev. Mr. Burrows got "het up" to the' point where ho uiu I curded his sh'rt, "Don't tear your shut." has long been alocallam said ; for tho ?oi.odi of the excitable one. t Hereatter tho wise boys In lhe local grocery store will silence an lrutu du ' bater by remarking: "Don't shed yer ' shirt." The order of tho Burrows discard ?was as follows: Collar and tlo flist; then tho cuffs. The coal \vus ncxl discarded; then the double-breustutl "wesklt." This held down ihe tem peruluro for a while, but eventually the preacher got to tho "blllng" point, eJid awuy went the shirt. There the performance slopped. The luytriu abide of all weights in tho race ran up against a union suit. It Is ussertcd. Whether or not tile J undorsnirt would have bean thrown ubiUe If it ha<] not required so much j waggling to got out of it I? still being discussed at the 'blacksmith shop. The reason It is not being talked in the groctiy More In becuuuc thu grocer declared when it was suggested that pel i... ,i j the parson carried a fig leaf tot emergency," and he would have none or lu While liiere ar0 no recent reports on the matter, It Is generully believed here that the Rev. Mr. Burrows hoe the record. rCOKTBsT A 83.U00 WILL POLAU IA UHBSS ulm Harrisburs. Pa., December 10.?airs. Margaret J. Durkeca, an old woman, died Muy 1. leaving a uju estate (or which no will cuuld be found, Sumo Of her effects were sold, the Common? wealth Trust Company being appointed p?di:iinl*lriilor. Mrs. Minnie Moores, of Baltimore, purchaueu several pictures and drebses A tew duya ago Mrs. Moores found in u picture frumu a noie In Mrs. Dur kucwi's hundwrltlng. "Look in ihe hum of my black silk dreoh." H said. This dress had also been bought by Mrs. Mourcs, a niece of Mrs. Durkocs. In lhe hem was found a will teavmg most of tho estate to "my beloved niece." which meant Mrs. Moores. The other heirs are contesting lhe will, which hits been proaented here for probute. Major John Uctl Moon Dead. Pasadena. Cel.. December 19.?Major John 33?ll Moon, prominent In Southern California ?UHinesa -nJ ooclal circlet, died yesterday. 3ie nas chief of ?tftft' to General Albert 6!dney Jonnstcn in the Confederate Army. ROOSEVELT TEARS PRIMARY SYSTEM (Continued From First logo.) mean* abandoned the light. They un duubiedlyi will put In a lormal bid for the convention when the committee tueuta on Tuesday Bt. Louis has been tho most formi? dable rival of Chicago, with the claims of Denver and Cincinnati being next moat prominently presented. Baltimore Is regarded as a much more likely candidate for the National Democratic Convention for the time, end the place of which will be de? cided at tho meeting of the Demo? cratic National Committee, in this city, January S. While the last week In June seems to bo favored as the best time for holding the Republican Convention, tho one obstacle to so early a date is the presidential primaries which arc to be held In South Dakota on June 4. There Is a rule that delegates to the con? vention must bo selected at least thirty days prior to the convention, In order to give ample authority for the Indica? tion of any contests. It is likely that an order will bo adopted waiving this rule In the case of South Dakota, or any other States which find It Impossi? ble or Inconvenient to select tbotr delegates before Juno 1, so as not to enrry the convention date over into July. FLEET COMMANDED ! BY SECRETARY NAGEL Head of Department cf Commerce and Labor Has 239 Government Hired and Chartered Vessels to Do hi* bidding. "Washington, D. O., Docomber 10.?, The Department ol Commerce and La- j bor has a fleet of vessels employed on| nearly all the waters of the Unliouj States. There uro comparatively few persons outside of tho government ser? vice who are aware of this fact or who know that the tleet Is usually made up of 28? steam, sail and gasolene vessels. Theso stutemcnts arc based upon Inter- ! ostlng statistics for tho Ducal year: ended June 30, mil, presented In the! f.orty-thlrd annual "List ot Merchant; Vessels of .the United States." prepared by the Bureau of Nuvigutlon in tho j Department of Commerce and Labor. I The list tor 1011 Is now In press and' contains tho names and other partic? ulars as to rig, official number, etc, of all doeumtnted vessels of tho Uulteo States for tho year ended June 30 lust: of all go\?riiment vessels; of all ves? sels lost -luring the year, and also a signal codi list of seagoing vessels and yachts. It does not include sixty-two] gasolene motor boats operated by the I Bureau of Navigation, owing to the fact [ that these boats arc chartered only for the actual length of time required. Vessels of the Ilurcuu of Lighthouses. The Llghtnousu Service ranks first! In the number of veBsels owned uuu j operated among the twelve bureaus in the Department of Commerce and La- ' bor. It has under Its command 111 vessels, of which forty-live aro steam ; and two gasolene vessels, used as ten? ders, and sixty-four are lightships, thirty-three of which aro propelled oy steam, while thirty-one, although pro? vided with sails, are usually towed to their stations. Tho light vessels or floating light? houses are placed, for tho purpose ot guiding shipping at the most Impor? tant and dangerous points along thp coast, often In stormy and tempestuous locations. Owing to tho severity or storms at sea, which sometimes tear; the lightships from their moorings and carry them for miles away from their j stations, the larger number of these ; vessels are operated under their own | steam power, which enables them to re- j turn to their posts without assistance j The sail ves.-.els. If carried away by tho force of storms, generally require tho aid of steam tugu or vessels to tow them back to their stations. Tho moor Ing of light vessels has been so Im- i proved, however, that Instances of light vessels being otf their stations -have now become comparatively rare. The tenders of the Llghthouso Bu? reau are used mainly to carry provls Ions and supplies lo the lightships und : lighthouse Btatlons; to carry mulerluls I utirlng the construction of new stations and lighthoubcs; lo place buoys In] newly designated channels; to replace | old buoys with new ones; to carry the gas for charging buoys, ar.d for the Inspection of lights and vessels. Some aro equipped also with largo cranes for tho boiler handling of buoys and construction materials. Vessels of the Bureau of Itarlo; ntlon. The Bureau of Navigation chartert j sixty-two gasolene nauior boats, which' aro In use. on lite average, only about four monihs during tho year. In north- j em waters the boats are used In Ihr ' t>utm?ei?only, while In southern waters they are employed more in winter than in summer. Owing lo the short timo they are required ul any one port, the department has found It more econom- j leal to charter tho bouts than to pur- i Chase them ouirlgnt. Congress annu? ally appropriates ?15.000 for the hiring of motor boats for the use of the Uu- ' rciu of Navigation. While there are 120 customs collection districts, some are equipped with revenue cutters, io that additional boats are not required j at such purls for Inspeclluns In con- i nectlun with tho enforcement of the i navigation laws. In many Instances,, however, a revenuo cutter lg too large ? for ordinary purposes For each oil these districts U is necessary to char- j tor a motor boat. These sixty-iwoj chartered vessels rango from forty to j slxty-tlve feel In length. The comple ment of each when in use Is usually ? three men, all ofllclals in tho customs I service. In the enforcement of the navigation' laws It Is the duty of every customs officer to Inspect all vessels entering his port, for which purpose a power boat is un absolute necessity, such In-' spectlon embracing, among other i things, the life preservers, If the ves-; sei carries passengers; Its whistle, foghorn and bell, and the license of] its officers. All violations of tho nav.i.j gallon laws are reported by the cus? toms ofliccrs. and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor alone has power; to mitigate penalties Imposed. Vessels of the Const and Geodetic Sur? rey. Fourteen stuam and three sailing vessels are operated by the coast and geodetic survey, "in tho Department of Commerce and Labor. Flvo of these ships are employed on the Atlantic and gulf coasts; six along the Pacific coast and In Alaskan waters; live In tho] Philippines, and one by tho lighthouse| bureau. Four of the vessels employ-; ed In the Philippines aro owned by tho Insular government, but aro assigned to the use of the coast and geodetic survey. Vessel* of the Bureau of Fisheries, The Bureau of Fisheries owns and operates four steamers and one sea-; going schooner. The largest steamer,! which is held on tho Pacific coast. Is especially equipped for scientific work, has cruised North and South Pacific and Asiatic waters in her deep-sea ex.-| ploratlons, and Is of frequent servloe for investigations and flshory work in Aiusku. A stnaller steam vessel in tho Atlantic, similarly equipped. Is em? ployed in coastwise Investigations of like character and in survoys or the oyster grounds of the Atlantic and Gulf States. Tho schooner operates In Now England and offshore waters. In fish-cultural and other work connect? ed chiefly ivlth the cod and lobster fisheries. Two other steam vessels one In tho Great Lakes and one in tho Mississippi, are used for the collection of llsh and fish eggs for the propaga-1 lion work in these several regions. Besides these, the bureau ehurters a steamer annually to convey supplies to tho Inhabitants of the Phlbllof is? lands and to bring the sealskins to, Ban Francisco. The bureau also maintains thirty four steam launches and motor boats of various sizes in connection with Hb fish-cultural stations throughout the country. _ j Vessels of the Bureau of Immigration' and Naturalization. Another bureau of the same depart? ment, that of Immigration and Na? turalization, controls seven vessels. They are used in tho lnforcomchi of the Immigration laws, three being sta? tioned in Now York Harbor, two in San Francisco, one In New Orleans, la., and one In San Juan, Porto Hlco. I The List of Merchant Vensels nod Sis-, cal Cods 1-i.it. The list Is divided into six parts, showing: (1) Balling vessels, (2) steam vessels. (8) unrigged vcsselB (canal boats and barges), (4) vessels lost during the year, (6) government ves-, eels, and (6) code list of seagoing; vessels and yachts. ! Parts 1, 2 and 3 contain the names of every documented American vessol, alphabetically arranged, Its official number, signal letters, gross and net tonnages, dimensions In feet (length, beam, depth), tho approximate number of tho crow (of sailing and steam ves? sels), the year and place of building, and the home port. A vessol In order to be documented must have been built In the United States or admitted by an act of Con? gress, nnd must measure I've tons net or over. The gross tonnage of a ves? sel is the entire Internal capacity ex? pressed in tons of 100 cubic feet; and from the gross tonnage are deducted, if a steam vessel, the engine, boiler and bunker spaces, the remainder being the net or register tonnage. V ?marin Loat During the Year. I Part IV. contains the name of every vessel reported lost during the year, the official number, the rig, the gioss tonnage, year built, the nature, dati. place or casualty, the number of per? sons on board, and the number of lives lost. The total number of American merchant vessels lost during the year ended June 30, 1911. was 315. with an aggregate of 89,303 gross tons, hav? ing 2,628 persons on board and 190 lives lost, u? compared with 380 In 1910. with 126,789 gross tons, 4.743 persons on board, and 817 lives lost. In addition, there were four yacht* lost In 1910, of which three wer.e steam and one sail, aggregating ninety-two tons, w,lth fifteen persons aboard and no lives lost. In 1911 there wer? ten yachts lost, of which nine were steam and one sail, aggregating 1,015 tons, with seventy-nine persons aboard and no lives lost. Part V. contains the names of all /easels belonging to the government, including the Navy, the Engineer De? partment and the Ordnance Depart? ment of the United Stales Army; the revenue cutter service and the Pub ? 1c Health and Marine Uospitul Ser? vice of the Treasury Departmeut; lhe Lighthouse Service, Coast and eodeiio Survey, Bureau of Fisheries und the Bureau of Immigration and Natur..11- , tatlon of tho Department of Commaroo and Labor; the reclamation service of the Departmeut of the Interior; und the vessels owned by 'the Isthmian [ Canal Commission and employed by it and the Panama Ballroad Company. Other Important particulars given for - cacn arc displacement (normal coal j iupply); tonnage, dimensions, comprls- ] ing length on local water line, oxfeme breadth, mean draft; when, where, und j by whom 'built; material, propulsion, rig, indicated horsepower, s*peod nnd coal capacity in bunkers. Signal Code List. Part VI. which is published as a separate document, contains the names of all vessels appearing in Parts L, II. and V., which have signal letters, ar? ranged In the order of signal letters. It also contains the International and inland rules for the prevention of col? lisions of vessels; the International codo of signals; the funnel marks and house flag oi somo of the principal . ,lne of steamers engaged *n trade with :hls country; and the flags of the prln- \ elpal maritime countries of the world, j Wireless "Call Letters" Flrat Time Shown, For the first time. Part VX contains ? also the "call letters'' of Amer'can ; vessola which aro equipped with wire- ? less apparatus. Wireless telegraphy has been of great value to all sea? going vessels, and Commissioner Chamberlain feels, therefore, that tho 1 Inclusion of these "call letters" will j help navigators. Numerous dupPca Hons occur In the letters in use, but Mr. Chamborlaln hbpes within a year to bring the system in the United J States Into harmony with the inter- j national system. Tho merchant vessel list and tho ; sepurnte signal code section are filled With all local inspectors of steam ves? sels; collectors and surveyora of cus? toms; consuls and consular agents; lighthouses and llfo-aYlnfl stations; naval vessels; revenue cutters, and nil of tho larger shipping companies. Thoy are at all times ava'lable ut I sucli places for reference on the part I of tho Interested public. TAX ON ACUES OF THE BICH. ailncola, N. Y., December 10.?Arthur B. -Davidson, a lawyor, representing the town of Hempstead, came before the Nassau county Board of Supirvlsors. sitting as n board of tax equalization to complain of the tax assessments of wealthy, property ownors on Long Island. On the list brought bo fore the board were tho names of Wil? liam K. Vanderbllt. Jr., town of Oystet Bay, 131 ncrqa,'- assossed at $25,000; C. Oliver Isolln, 170 acres, $10,000; W Burling Cooks, 234 acres, $22.000; Pain D. Cravath, 285 acres, ?97,000; Robert Bacon, town of North Hempstead, 200 acres, $95,000: William K. Vnnderbilt. town of North Hempstead, 850 acres. $80.000. ? V Mr. Davidson asked that the board have nn appraiser go over these pr?p ertlas: This request was denied, but ho was told, he could have the ap? praisement mado'ftii.l bring tho results before the. meottne of the board on ?December 18. Underwood Says Industrial Situ? ation Should Not Score Any Party's Ends. OFFERS NO PANACEA Leader of House Democrats Is Eulogized by Nicholas Longworth. [Special to Tho Tlmea-Dlspatch.] New York. December 10.?A notable assemblage. Including many prominent statesmen gathered last tilght at the Waldorf-Astoria on the occasion of the thirteenth annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Society, given In honor of tlie Ways and Means Committee ot the Sixty-second Congress. Just before the members of tho or? ganization eat down a detail of the Held band from the Seventh Regiment of New York, escorted the thlrty-ono guests of the evening to their 6eals, while the llagu of thirty cttius and counties of Pennsylvania were borne into the large dining-room to the strains of the national anthem. Colonel Robert Modus Thompson, president of the Pennsylvania Socioty, presided. Before he proposed a toast to the President of the Uinitcd States, the Seventh Regiment held band detail again appeared in the van of a pro? cession, led by Bovernor John K. Tenor, of Pennsylvania, who prcaonted a mas? sive silver loviing cup to Mr. Thomp? son for his services In connection with the erection of the William Penn me? morial In London. Among those present were Repre? sentative Oscar W. Underwood. Repre? sentative John Dalzell, James Ber? tram, W. S. Hammond. Lincoln Dlxon, the Rev. James H. Darlington, Dorsoy W. Shackleford. M&Jor-Ueucral Fred? erick D. Grant, Willem O. Oranlley, RepresentaUve Francis Barton Harri? son, Senator Boies Penroso, L H. Weaver, Mayor Rudolph blajikenburg, of Philadelphia; Representative Nich? olas Longworth, John N. Reynolds, Representative Samuel W. McCall, 10. J. Hill, tho Rev. ISthelbert Talbot, James C Ncedhain, Representative Henry T. Halney, William Hughes, Ituprunentu tlve Andrew J. Peters, Cordell Hull, John Wanamaker, Henry Phlpps and William McAdoo. Oscur W. Unuerwood, a possible can? didate for the presidency in 1612, was the first speaker. Has No Panncea. "I have been asked to give some ex? pression of my views concerning the industrial situation In the country as Involved In the existence of our great manufacturing corporations, and in the litigations which have been Insti? tuted against them on the ground that they are violators of tho Sherman law," said Mr. Underwood. j "I wish to say at the outset that I have no panacea to suggest tor the situation, and 1 do believe that a little reflection and the recourse to some old-tushloned ideas will be of real service lo us. "There Is nothing, however, in any such solution for men of either poli? tical party to try lo make capital out of. It is too big and momentous a question for that. A nation which. In Us Judicial and executive brunches, has not only not Interfered with, but, on the other hand, promoted, or, at least, tolerated the creation of these corporations, must not act precipitate? ly, bui thoughtfully und conservative? ly In dealing with them. "Nor arc we to seize upon the first remedy proposed for a treatment of the symptoms of the trouble by rush? ing off to demand now legislation be? fore understanding what wo need. If we need anything. "You have only to read the recent message of tho President on the sub? ject to understand what 1 have In mind. After a very clear and lawyer-like ex? position of what the Sherman act has been construed to mean, he rushes on to suggest indefinite additional legisla? tion to correct the very Abuses which, In another port of the message, It' Is asserted can be reached and prohibited by the act as it is now Interpreted. "It Is notp roper for all of us, Irre? spective of party, to insist the time has come for us to Join togoiiier In put? ting an end to the profitless agitulion and proposals for tinkering of ihe law. "As the necessity arises, we can from time to time enforce the act as It now is, without fear or favor, but without any disposition to got political capital out of what we may bo called upon to do. Then, as wo have more knowledge of the scope ana effect of tho act, from the decisions of tho courts and from the results of recent dlsinemborinenis, and, more Important still, us new con? ditions grow up under a fulr tariff and a liner public spirit shall have de? veloped, as it is unmistakably develop? ing, which shall condemn utterly un? fair business methods, shall learn tho precise direction In whioh wo ara to, go, and shall not have to drift aimless- j ly about, exposed to grave peril, under the direction of any one who, without chart or compass or the experience which will enablo him to take observa? tion to find our true course, in sug? gesting the direction of safety for us. experience the Pilot. "Let our pilot be experience and ac? curate knowledge and high rosolve, and not puny expediency or misdirect? ed energy, whether proceeding from good or bad mollves, and, above ail this, let us not proceed upon a crude1 guess. Leaps In tho dark are generally I bad experiments." Other speakers wero Representative I John Dalzcl), who responded to the toast. "Tho Commonwealth of Pennsyl-. vnnia"; the Hon. A. Mitchell Palmer, "Yesterday, To-Day and To-Morrow'';"?] tho Hon. Rudolph Blankenburg, "The City of Philadelphia"; Ileprescntati ve Nicholas Longworth. who In dis? cussing tho Committee on Ways and Means and tariff, sprung a surprise on tho dlnei-6 by eulogizing Represents! live Oscar Underwood in terjiis that, might bo used to good effect in a nominating speech at a national con- j vention. "Not for many years has so forceful a personality come to tho front of his party as the present leader of the House," said Representative Longworth. "Not in modern times lias the Demo? cratic party developed a man pos? sessing in so full a degree thu quali? fications for real leadership as It has UiIb year in tho person of Oscar Un dorwood. He has shown qualities of resourcefulness, firmness and tact thut havo welded his party together as it has not been for years. I would not presume to give gratuitous advice to. tho Democracy, but I can at loast say ;o my friends in that party that the? Is no honor in your gift so high that it might not bo worthily bestowed upon Oscar Underwood.1' Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S O AS TO RIA CONNECTION WILL BE MADE BY RAILROADS Will Prove of Great Convenience to Shippers at Winchester?Injured in Auto Accident?Rev. William bi. c.< to Conauct Revival. l&pcclal to Tho Times- Dispatch.] Winchester, Va,, December 10.?A connection botween tho Baltimore and I Ohio and tho Cumberland Valley Rail? roads In tho norunem suburbs of Win chestor Is to be made In tbo near fu? ture for tho bonelll of tho local snip? pers, principally inj apple dealers and those concerns making barrels and J other supplies tor tho trull trade, which Is constantly Increasing in this section of tho State. A letter rocelved I a day or two ago from the president 1 of iha former road states that tho Baltimore and Oilo Is roady to make the oonnectlon, and negotiations are now in progress with tho Cumoerlund Valley Railroad, which long ago signi? fied its willingness ' to make the con? nection. The two roads run almost parallel In tho northern part of Wln chastcr. Yesterday being pay day for the tco.ohers of the city and county, tne monthly meeting of the Teachers' As? sociation of Winchester and Frederick county was very largely attended, and many interesting topics were discussed Professor N. D. Cool and Protossor E. W. Braiuhwatte, delegates to tho re? cent conference at Nbrfolk. submitted reports and recommendations. Super? intendent M. M. Lynch urged the teach? ers to apply for school libraries. H. P. Whltacro and Edward Holland, prominent residents of Galnesboro, thl? county, figured In an exciting run? away accident near their homes sov oral days ago, the horse drawing tnelr buggy running off and demolishing the vehicle. The men, however, es? caped serious Injury. A large number of the fruit growers of Frederick oounty have placed or? ders for portable engines, to be used as compressors for spraying purposes early nuxt spring. Thousands of young trees are being set out, and thousands of others planted during the past five years will bear In paying quantities for the first time next year. During an altercation several days ago at Happy Creek. Warren oounty, Thomas Maloney shot Oeorgo Roso through the leg above the knee, and then surrendered to the authorities. Tho wounded man will recover. A large new automobile belonging to Harry H. Rutherford, of Martlnn burg, W. Va.. was almost demolished a few nights ago on ths Wlnohestyr pike, when It ran lntti a telephone pole, throwing Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford out over the wind shield. They were very painfully cut and bruised.. The, acci? dent was caused by the driver jf a team becoming confused, and In Mr. Ruthirford's attempt to avert a col? lision he ran Into the j>olc. Lewis Bowser, young son of John Bowser, a postal clerk, fell headlong into a large can of hot lard at tho 'horns of his grandfathor, W. O. Bow? ser, a few days ago, and was severely burned, although It Is expected he will recover, prompt medical attention hav | Ing been given the lad. Israel Abes, who was badly Injured j while attempting to board a Baltimore ' and Ohio Railroad freight train near j Martinsburg several days since, having I a leg ground off. has nlso been found I suffering with a broken back and ' other Internal Injuries, from which he ] Is not expected to recover, i Miss Mar}' Rlley, daughter of Own Rlley, who ihod boen an Invalid since she was a child of four yenrs. fell ngainst a gnB stove at the tome of her purents. near Cumberland, the other j evening, and died from burns. Sho was thirty-eight years old. and had rela? tives In this section. A largo undenominational revival to bo held in Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church by Rov. William Black, D. D., tho Presbyterian evangel? ist of Nortin Carolina, during the mid? dle part of January, Is said to be one \ I of tho first of a series of such meet- j Ings to bo held all over the Slato under tho auspices of the Mcn'i For I ward Religious Movement, for which tentative arrangements wore made at a meeting hold in Washington a taw j I nights ago. When a searoh of the offsets of the j lato Lewis W. Jackson, a Wlnohestor Jeweler, failed to reveal the where- i abouts of a will, A. O. Rutmerford was , ' appointed administrator, but while I looking over a bankbook ho found a j I brief will on the last page, directing thni all his property be left to his single, sister. Miss Mary Jt Jackson, j and brother, Joseph Jackson, and ap-! i pointing Charles Jf. Summers as ex I ecutor. The estate consists of an In? terest In a large and. valuable farm and a stock of Jewelry. N. D. Cool, principal of the John Kcrr public schools of Winchester, is In receipt of a letter from Charles Q. | Maphls. chairman of bae accrediting committee of tho University of Vir- i glnla, to tho effect that tho Winches? ter High School was placed upon the accredited list of tho university last j week, and that graduates of the local ! high school will be admitted to tho university hereafter wlbhout_ further study or preparation. Local fruit growers have saved some of their bent apples for the purpose, of competing for the prizes offered In connection with the fruit show to be j held when the-Virginia Horticultural! I Society holds its sixteenth annual con- J I ventlon In Harrtsonburg on January I 10 and 11. At Roanoke last, year tho Winchester and Frederick oounty growers captured nine-tenths of the cash, plate and ribbon prizes, and Obey expect to make good at the Harrlson i burg meeting. The membership of the I society Is now 1n excess of 1,000. The course of Instruction and study mapped out recontly by the Wa/r De? partment tor the organized mllltla of the States Is being put Into effect by Captain James P. Reardon, of Com? pany I, Sicond Virginia Regiment, this city, and It is arousing a great deal of Interest among tho men of his com? mand. A spectacular musical and vaudeville entertainment given this week by j Winchester society people for the ben I oftt of the Lotane Antl-TuberculoBls Leaguo netted the society about 1600 | with wthlch to carry' on Its work In this city of providing free treatment for consumptives who ars unable to pay for medical attention and nurses. Morrison IL Miller, a Frederick county farmer, who oca tho morning of October 22 shot and Instantly killed Rural Mall Carrier George O. Crlsman near Winchester, after a few hjt words had been passed concerning iCrlsman's chickens, which were on I Miller's lands, was brought Into court j after bctng Indicted several days ago, ! ond entered a plea of not guilty to l the Indictment charging him with murder in the first degree. After n lengthy argument by counsel, the trial was set for the April term of the Cir? cuit Court. Commonwealth's Attorney Herbert S. Derrick will be assisted by Speaker Richard F.vclyn Byrd. and At? torney Harry R. Kern, counsel for the accused, will ho assisted by Marshall McCormlek, of Berryvlllo. WAR WOULD FIND |ARiV8YUNPREPARED (Continued Prom First Page.) ! ern posts to tho southward, substitut? ing Infantry for them. Tho Texas manoeuvres have shown tho admira? ble adaptation of tho Southwestern State for cavalry training and drill at all seasons, whereas In the fur North, for many months In the year It Is Impossible to drill out of doors. Tho socretary commits himself un? qualifiedly to the theory that it in a function of the modern army to be the school of the citizen soldier, us op? posed to those who contend for a per? manent organization of professional soluicrs. Ho declares that tho body of highly polished soldiers with which | Frederick the ..re.it conducted his campaign has no place in modern so- I ciety or modern war. Therefore tho j secretary disapproves of tho long term Of enlistment, and fuvora the short? ening of ihe present term to less thun | three years, so as to allow as many men as possible to go through tho I training of the regular army, while retaining some hold over tho dis? charged soldier by which he can bo called to the colors in caso of war. * i'he army on the peace tooting In which we habitually maintain it, with us miniature companies and troops.' the secretary continues, "is Ineffective for any serious war service. Not only this, but tho losses which aro certain ; to .take place during tha first six I months of operation will amount to ' a very largo percentage of the army strength. It is. therefore, absolutely Imperative that provision should bo mado, by an adequate system of reg? ular reserves, to IUI up und maintain this first line of. defense during thu | necessary time that must elapse ' while we aro preparing and mobilizing In tho shape of our militia und volun- j teers.If tho time with tho colors i were shortened, say to two years, and ] tho same system of reserves croated, , I bollcve that tho system could bo In auguratcd ut much less expense than our present establishment; and I bo- j Hove It could be done wthout any Im? pairment of tho efficiency und truln- , Ing of tho regular army, provided we : eliminated some of our present waBte- i ful mothods of diffusion and concen- j trntod our mobile -army Into units . which would permit of effoctlvo train-j trig and drill." A Vicious System. Tho secretary denounces as bad and I short-sighted a system which falls tv distinguish botwoon hardened crlrnl- ! nals and thoughtless offenders against 1 military law, and declares for Imme- I dl&to radical ruvlsion nnd reform In the army prisons. As a measure of economy and sound practice, the consolidation of the quar tormastor's, aubslstenco und pay de? partments Into ono general supply corps, is suggestod with tho assertion that the Immediate result will be the! snvlng of $500,000 annually. The secretary confirms his preceding declaration In favor of a thorough Im? partial test of tho system of scientific management at the ordnance factories and arsenals. Secretary Stlmson joins nearly all of the other Cabinet officers favoring a system of retirement and pension ot employes of the Fcneral government when they reach a condition of lin paired usefulness after years of faith- I ful service. WIFE SUES THOMAS D. PECK Charges Woolen Manufacturer With Desertion, nnd Ask* Alimony. Plttsllcld, Mass.. December 10.?Mrs. Mary Allan Peck, of New York, hex brought a suit for divorce against Thomas D. Peck, of Warrenton, N. C. In which she charges desertion and asks alimony. The papers were served on Mr. Pock this week in this city during a business trip. Mr. and Mrs. Peck were married in Duluth, Minn., December 29, 1S90, and It was the second marriage of caoh. Mr. Peck was at that tiuis a member of the firm'of J. I* & T. T>. Peck, woolen manufacturers, of Plttsfleld. with two large mills In the north T'lirt of the city. Peck had a targe and bea'Jtlful resi? dence on Enst Stnaet. About four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Peck separated, and she went to live In New York with her son. Allan Peck. Mr. Peek was re? ported to have made n settlement on her. Ha soon after sold his Interests In his manufncturlng business here and went to Warrenton. N. C.. where he built mills and began to manufac? ture cotton and woolen ofoods. He Is now the lending manufacturer of that city. Mrs. Peck Is spending the win? ter In R?.rmuda, as is, her custom. Rumored That Richcson Will Not Have Assistance of Edmunds. Boston, December 10.?There Is a re port that Moses Grant Edmands has withdrawn all financial support from hlg one-time prospective Bon-ln-law, tho Rev. Clarence V. T. Rloheaon, awaiting trial for the murdor of Avla LinnelL. "I havo nothing to say concerning ->lr. Rlcheson." said .Mr. Edmands. "Will you deny that you havo with? drawn your support from hlro7" "I will not deny lt. I uavo.nothing to say."' Nono of the Edmands family nan called at the Churleu Street Jail for six w,ceks. Previous to that time Mr. Edmands made several calls and car? ried tho clergyman food and clothing. For six weeks Rlchoson baa been eat? ing the Jail food. Even on Thanksgiv? ing Day he had nothing but the roast pork dinner prepared for ail prisoners. Of late tho paBtor has shown tho effects of b<ilng confined in jail, and I3 said to have become disheartened over the attitude of his Intimate friends, many of tho latter having ceased their visits. William A. Morse, chief counsel for Rlcheson, was o t of town.' He lu (he only one In the caso who can speak with authority upon the mat? ter. Chief Justice Alken, of the Superior Court, will on Monday announce the name of the Judge who will preside over the trial, which is scheduled to begin January 16. It Is understood that counsel for 'he accused minister w'll again ask for an extension of time. It Is believed that e'ther Judge San? derson or Judge Stevens will try Richcson. Judge Sanderson has heard all matters pertaining to tho Rlcheson case so tar In the upper court. TOBACCO SALES November's Record Nearly Dou? ble That of Year Ago. Other Raldigh News. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlsnatch.l Raleigh, N. C, December 10.?-Deaf tobacco bales <n North Carolina for thu month of November amounted to 28, 918,918 pounds, compared with 12,883, 136 pounds In November, 1910. Of thu ! November, 1911, sales 23,944,030 pounds I were tlrst hand for the planters and tho remainder resales. Commissioner of Agriculture Gra? ham yesterday received the reulgna I tlou of Walter Oreac. well known I Confederate veteran, as ntght watch? man for the agricultural building and appointed In ins stead CharleB W. Cralghlon, of Raloigh. Mr. Green goes to Florida to engage In orango growing und truoklng. O. S. Henderson is in tho toils to stand trial in the Federal court for sending bogus checks u whiskey houses in various parts of the coun? try for whiskey, gutting the whiskey and not taking cure of the checks . when they camo back for collection. He had sent tho orders from a num? ber of Eastern Carolina towns, and was caught at Pollocksvllie, where lie has been committed to Jail to await trial at the noxt term of the Federal court here. He has been unablo to give a $500 bond required. The annual meeting of the directors of the Raleigh Associated Charities Just held developed the fact that dur? ing tho pust o'ght months tho asso? ciation has expended $2,866 in reliev? ing the needy In this city, and has In bank $284. In vlow of the fact that the next four months will bo about the hardest of the yuar on the poor of the city an urgent appeal la being made to the citizens to increase tho fund at the disposal of tho asso? ciation' at once. Out of 1,487 appli? cations for aid during tho past eight montliH aid was extended to 1,413. There Is believed to be a very fine prospect now for Raleigh to get into 1.10 Carolina Baseball League for tho coming season, the league to be .an All-North Carolina Leaguo this time, with Spartanburg, Greenville and An? derson.' S. C, out and Raloigh, Wil? mington and Durham In their stead. The Raleigh Athletic Association ' is behind the movement in Raleigh, anil there l?* every Indication that Raloigh will be In If the leaguo materializes this season at all; also that Raleigh will have a tine new park outr beyond the Country Club for the games. Raleigh and Wake county dentists are giving their services free for the examination of the school children, of the city and the county, with a view to having tno defects corrected be? fore they are more seriously developed. There was a fire in tho Raleigh gaa plant this morning so soon after mid? night that threatened to do extensive damage, but which was chacked -by prompt action of the four Are com? panies- A bnrrel of tar In the boiler room Ignited, and the tiro spread to tho roof of the bulld'ng before tho firemen brought It under cdntrol. , Worrying yourself about what to get for Christmas Presents Bring your list to us and you will find attractive and pleas? ing gifts for both young and old. It is our endeavor to get the newest, most original and best creations to be had in Books, both Standard and Recent; Booklets, Message Cards, Greet ings, Postals, Letters and Stationery. Come while the lines are complete. * 212-214 North Sixth Street.