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10 PROBE CHARGE
OF ILLEGAL VOTING State Executive Committee 1 Meets ami Decides tu Take Action. STARTS NEXT WEDNESDAY Believed to Have Been Whole? sale "Stuffing]' of Ballot Bi ?xec, Columbia ,a C. August JO.? Charge? of Illegal voting In the Democratic! State primary T.tieadny, In which Colo! L. Bl".~fe Was ranomlnated for Gov? emor oh the fare of the returns, will | be rigidly probed by the Sint" Bxecu tive Committee of the part} The conti, mittee hrld livo sessions here .to-tiny! nnd adopted a resolution for the in \ cstlgatlen. The committee, nfter naming presi? dential electors and discussing the sit? uation; adjourned until next Wednes? day, when the- probe will begin, Sov erhl telegrams charging fraud In vn plou-- sections of the State were re? ceived by .lohn Oarrj ICvahs, inn Harry p. Calhoun. defeated caildl-l date for representative, to-night wired j Chairman Evans charging the "us< Cif whlsltey and Illegal votingf' in th? Second Congressional District. The total vote In th- primary was ov? r J 140,030. Tin vote of the State at the i. primal;, was about 107.001?. This] :se in the number of ballots Is tlti basis of charges or wholesale ? t tufting ? of ballot boxes. A t-legiam was addressed to-night V. Chairman Evans to the county ex? ecutive comnittteemcn ol the state re? questing that the\- report all chaises Ol fraud or Illegal voting The resolution adopted by the com unite.- .alls upon the citizens of the State to lielp In the Investigation. All; cas-s ,,f fraud will be prosecuted. The telegram of Senator Ttllmaii, request-1 lifu that the charges ho Investigated, was :e;,l at the meeting. CHARTERS ISSUED Virginia Coal Companyi (Iric >. Rich t?hd, v'a Ci Mlchlo, president: V\ H Jones and A II. Bane, secretary nd trCa surer?all of Richmond. Capl al: ^Maximum, $50.000; minimum. 500 par value 10'). Object: To own,I eitsi and operate timber lands and OUl and mineral lands. Th.- cntpepcr Construction Company, Inc.), Culpepcr, Va. IS. Jitcksou Ket, Kirn, president; J, P. Colvln, V. P. I i.tl Ci T. Guinn, secretary and tr<-as-| irer?all of Culpeper, Va. CapUiti: laxlmum, $1(J,0?0; minimum. 14.00' . in|- value 510". Object: General .i racting, railroad building and road lUilding business. Washington Refining Company, Inc.). Alexandria. Va. .1 Cj Cooper, iresiderit, Atlanta. Ua.; .1. N. Webb; ? ..nid vice-president, Athens, Go.; a-1: F. Jackson, llrst vlci-presldcht, uior.s. ??-; ?; M. Cralg, secretary, vtlunta. Gh.; -I- W. Cooper, treasurer, ianderavllle, da.; Leo. V. Harlow. Ui xandrtn. Van named ns statutory igent. Capital: Maximum, $500.000; nlnimum, $l,000i Objects; Buying, Oiling and .-> lining cotton Oils and ither oils. - ,vii,g" n Light ami rower Company, jovlngton, Va. John S. Hnin, presi lent; \V. A. Rtnehart, vice-president; d. M. Collins. W. B. Payne and John r belahoyi all of Coylngton, Va.; M. 3 Soft stnscr, Covlngton. Va . .secre ary nr.d treasurer, Capital! Max'thum, 100.000; minimum, $40.000; par value. ObjcclH: Manufacture, prodlic lon ind generation of electricity, gns. dmprossed air and power for public lervice In the town of Covlngton, City .f Clifton Forge, and counties <>f \lleghany, Bath, Bot.-tourt and Cralg. HINK HE'S HIGHWAYMAN Negro Suspected ol AUemnl ?? ????>?? t n Pollpeiua 11 Tra ?lor. oawsoii FeJle'rjs.'col'orod was arrested last night by" Bicycle policeman Tiay lor as a suspicious character, suspected Of having committed a felony. Traylor believes that the negro is the one who attempted to hold him up with a re? volver last Sunday night while he wa.-. doing duty in plain Clothes. Tellers denied the' charge. John Everett, the highwayman's al? leged companion. Is now In the CltJ jail and will be called upon to-day to Identify Fellers. BANKS_:w1lL_HELP t tearing llonse Association la TnUe Campaign ' to?trlbutlo?s. The following lett.-r was sen! yester dav by the Cleailng House Association of Richmond to Chairman Henry Mer? genthau, of the finance committee of tue National Democratic Commut e: Mr. Henry Morgohthhii. Chairman of Hi. Finance Committee, New York city. Dear Sir.? In response to the ein ular Btter of w. g. McAdoo, vice-chairinan, addressed to tllo clearing house of Richmond, the following banks, mem? bers of the clearing ho ise. have con sented to rec.ive subscriptions to the Democratic, Republican and Progres? sive committees and to forward them to the olttcers nuthorined to receive them: First National Hank. Pia liters" National Bank. Merchants' National Hank, American National Bank', Na? tional state and City Hank, Broad titreet Bank. \ < ry respee I fully, (Signed) WM II TAI.Ml". P.. Pr< sl.dent The Times-Dispatch contribution fund to the Wilson Marshall campaign now Is as follows previously acknowledged . ? JCSH.r.S John W. 'Richardson. Richmond I.Oo ! f-THIS TR/IDE MARh was originated by as In 1885, and since that time has been the sign of the best of everything optical. It is ffour means of identifying that which is "Good for the Eyes" Th8S GALESKI?picaic? Main and 223 E. 8th SU. Broad St. NKodakHeadauarters* " Berry's tor Clot lies'' S o o k s , ? not too fa nry, but enonrih to hit t lie fancy of the | man w ho waute to foliovy-in tht> foe>i-s>tc|>s <>r correel stylo. SOc Socks nt 26c. Plain color? in t hem, too, if desired. All-silk socks at ;35c ? that were BOc. ' 50c Scnrvcs at $25?.-. Have you well supplied yourself with Manhattan Shirts? -Th" sal<^ is . in ' Come in for a new Straw to-day and set; how low in price t hey are. GOING AFTER CONVENTION Itlcbtuoml Tr.'lnu in Cel Wnfrrways Vsttuclallon >ICPtlll|l "VcM t cur. nicitinontl's deli gallon t.. the mi iiiiai eon vent Ion or the. Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, which will !>?? 'n session at New London, Conn., SeP' tembcr !??;. will leave tier.- Mond ?> tiiulit. reaching the Convention ?Uy tlmojrfoi the opening session, Aihvng'; the local delegates will ho Buslntss Munager Dt.buey, of Die C'ltainbci of tiOtnhtbrcc, who goes for tin special purpose "f Inducing tlie asaocintlcn to no in Hits city next year The delegation is composed of th-s lollowlng: Front the Chamber of Commerce?T. M. Carrlngton. presidents W. T, Iteed. vice-president; .lohn <". Froehinn, Au? gustine Hoy nil ami W T 1 ia ue) From the City Council ? Slayor D ?' Hichardsoo. Chairman Oeorgi W.I Hogers, of tin Committee on Improve-, nu ttf of James Hlver; Alderman John H. Bllloy, Councllhian Cnrter C. Jones. Colincllman W. D. Butler and Pre*' dent It t.ee Peters The parly will no by rail to New Vork, and 'from there take a boat to New London. \VHS1 IIAXOVIilt PIllCSBVTBIt Y. SrNNlnnM Held In I be \>w Kirk tPCIIIf, .\riir llollndu.v. tlolladay, \a . August 30,?Tho West Hanover Presbytery niel in tu- Kirk i I'i'lilf. mar llolladay. on Tuesday, night, the opening sermon was preached by the Uev. w. J. King, of Iliimpdcn-| Sidney. Thi Itev. W. It MclSlroy, of Charlottesvllle was elected moderator, and George Q. Pe> ton, of Hapldau, tem? porary clerk. At li o'clock on Wednesday, Itew J. <'. Painter preached tho sermon id a I large crowd In attendance. The night meeting was given Id the I.io mission report, by Uev; II. II. Hudson, ol Gordonsvllle, and short I epi eches wer,- made by others in re latlng to the si'llie. The hdtne mls. slon mad- a line showing, nearly doubling the gifts of the previous year. The foreign mission fund also showed dc> id. d gains. The Itev. J, C. Lops, of Appomnttox, preach, d the Bermoll nt II o'clock on Thursday, ami the Itev, Mr. Molilroy at nl-.ht. The presbytery adjourned to ineet Hi,, tliird Tuesday In April lit i a i invl lie. The Hoy. Mr. Hudson is to continue the ovnitgellzlng service, with Hie Hbv. -Mr. Wilson tintll Sunday night, The meeting ol presbytery was a very Interesting on-, hhd a brlcrht fit. ! lure seems to loom up for tills now church, Kirk O'CHff Among others in] nttendanc- from a distance were P. I P. Harbour, of Gordonsvllle and Mr Mendenhall, of Green Springs. GUESTS OF THE CITY Men K nun llnttlcithlpH Will Mr l.iiler InliiFil Here on September 7, One hundred oitlccrs ami men of tlie United s'tat. s bhttleships Vermont and South Carollhn, now anchored in Hampton Hoads, will he the guests of the city oh September 7. In it let; ter received yesterday by Business Manager Dabney, of lite Chamber of Commerce, it was stated that tin ex? cursion was contemplated. The communication was turned over in Minor l.>. i' Hlchnrdson, who at ohne called a meeting <>f the Council Ad? vertising Committee to make arrange? ments for the rc-eptlon of the vls' tors The committee decided to place the matter In the hands of the Mayor and Chairman Peters, of the commit? tee. Ar. there is but little lime t,> make up a program, nothing elaborate will be done. It was sugcested that the men bo taken for an automobile tour of the 1 city and attend the bas.'all game in a body. They w'll probably be enter? tained at an Informal ?luneheon. Mr. 1'iiller on Ihr Mend. Assistant Postmaster 1. W. Fuller, who was operated on at Grace Hos? pital s-veral dnyr ago, is rapidly Im? proving. H- expects ib return home AYOR JOHNSON GR W Tells Chamber That Raleigh Is Glad to Entertain Boosters A^ain This Year. that the Blchfnohd annual iotli take* 6-lt.i. will be receive follow Ipg . ommuiili iitli year, and thai thfli nr. arranging some .;... :al i-ntcrtainiueni in s our honor In which tin city and social and busi? ness oi gah nations ??? ill Join. "We esp^ciuil] eitjoyed the \lslt Insi yeari and 1 ..m writing now to extent: t<, ?. ou -e eordlrii w etcorne. "When you urrlvt I win porsonallj greet you and iufh ovfer to >ou tin keys of the capll il city of tho Tai Heel State, with best ivlnhesj ? I'JAMKS I JOHNSON, ?Mayor' All along the l n? of Hie Boosters Itinerary >? heard expressions: sjmlln lo thySo of Mayor Johnson, The mem or) -t List \e:u >- irlpi along with th additional work of the recently cstnb llshed Trade Kx tension Bureau, seer to be accomplishing results that th most sanguine "booste i s had not an llclpal-d. Become:. Moderator of Shcnan-1 doah Association for Eighteenth Time. [Special ?<? the TlmesrDlspatch.l j Berry Mile, Va.. August i>u.-rT.ho Sheuaiidoaii liaptlai Association, after | ., Biji sHfvii ? 'Hlon running over three j duyti, adjourned to-Jay. Rev. Julian i Biouddus, D. O. has boch brth the j ,,,, I era tor ol the association, j 11.. has bet i. pa.-oi the Bei ryvllle I Baptist Church tor l\vehty-aev?ii years, and this yeat ii< wits . let led tor the clKhleeiith time t> preside over the : Shonundonh Association. The hospi? tality or tii . .. . ui buh utnulltig country litis Moon unbounded, ami large congrt-gatloiuj have lllled the spacious meeting h"i..- tili., times n day. . Rev, W. II. cartel of Winchester, preached the introductory sermon, bis j tlteme being "Cn-WurUera Together With (toil." In iio- hbseiieo of too minister appointed lo pro-nch the doc-| Irina! sermon, it' ? Ueorge Bruxton ] T'nyloi 1> 1.) of 11 oll Inf, who was, pr sent to represent the tin it ;h pr jihaungc, was pressed Into service for this second Bor'nidn, Among oilier vlsitort present were Hon. ,1 Tu ? lor Kllyson, Rev. .t. T. Watts, liev, .1. w. Cnmmock, Rev. IM. J. Bleu ttrdsoti null Westwodd Hutchinson. Among lite speakers on the various subjects coming up tor consideration wen tlte following ministers and iay inen: Dr. Julian Bronddii's, Rev. It. H. Hi: id. Rev. .1 R. Brown. Rev. W. R. Kltinagaii. Rev. tv. D McCiirdy, Rev. w s Brooke. Rev. \v. it Carter, Rev.! 11. .1. Goodwin, Rev. t. It. Daniel, B. F. Bat min, F X. Bycriy, D. II. Jones and ti; A Ford. The rtssoelutloii go? s next year to Mliltiusburg, W Va . with lt.-.. R. H. Rtidd to preai Ii the nnuunl sermon and Rev, w R. Flanagan as alternate and Row 11. .T. Goodwin to preach tag doc? trinal discourse. More titan once during the sessions of the body tender refercne .- wcro ' made to the death of Rev. William E. Ilutehor, i'. Iv. so long a leader among Virginia Baptists. The sessions this ( year have !,.en tilled with many good, !.lies, listened td i>> interested au? diences, "rio- clerk of tlie body is C. A Kord. BUILDING PERMITS i ll.. \uthor|/.e<l )<? Proceed With Erec tl... Of \r? School. Building ami repair permits wore it sued yesterday as follows: A. Ii. Jordan, to erect ?> detached two story brick dwelling. 1422 Grove Ave-' inte, to cost $0,000, B, li. Melton, to erect a detached! two-sjory brick dwelling on the south side of Hanover Avenue, between Rob-1 inson and Mulborr\ Streets. City of Rivlimomi, School Board, to erect a two-story and basement brick, si one and concrete public school build-; lug on the south eldo of Cliaffln Street,' between Rowland and Sycamore Streets, to cost $80.000. Mab ..im (;. Bruce to erect :t detach-i od two-story nttle and basement brick | dwelling on the north side ?f Monti-: no nt Avenue between Addison Strei t ' ?n,i im vis Avenue, to cost $16,000. I W. 12, Sonton, to r.-palr a brick; stable on th- east aide of Harrison' Street, between Broad nnd Marshall Street:., to cost $150. Irving I. li.bi, to repair a frace store! an.] dwelling, POO Catherine Ftrrr-t, to cost $350. FUGITIVE FROM PARENT j Norfolk Voutli \\ us Not n Positive From Jnatlec. Isidor,- Norreck, twenty years old.I Wh., was arrested bei,. Wednesday by Patrolman Felkes as a suspicious char-' ItClfir, suspected of being a fugitive) from Norfolk, was not a fugitive from justice He was n fugitive from his parent H Norreck, 434 Duncan Ave? nue. NOrfolk, Is his father. Mr. Nor? reck requested the Norfolk police to enlist the services of th.. Richmond authorities, with the result that the young min was located by Koikes. Norreck Is employed in Norfolk, and his lather knows of no reason why he should have left home. An oflWr from Norfblk came for him Thursday. Seventh liny tdventlata. I Elder B. c; Winters,,.,, pies dent of tlie I'nion Conference, nddressed the congregation at the Seventh Day Ad vcnllsi camp meeting last night! His sermon was along general religions line-, the service partaking of the nature of Ii revival. Dr II <' Mlhkle will preach to? night Or. Mlnkle Is a missionary to I inll.i who Is spending some time In this country. To-day Is the Sabbath of the Seveiilh Hay Adventists, nnd. in ndd'tion ti> the regular services included in tin- ditily program, Sabbath school will be h.1,1 nt r>:r,i) A. M. To ^morrbw closes the series of meetings. APPROVE PL :0FC0NS0LIDATI0N Insurance Commissioners of Three States Issue Statement. [Specf?l io The Tinos Dispatch 1 Greensboro. N Ci, August 30.?State Insurance Commissioners K. II. Mc Ma.-t-e. ,.f South Carolina; Joseph Bu'itoit, of Virginia, and James It. (Young, of .N..|t':i i'arolilia, met liei'C lo-i'nij en invitation of the companies to examine and consider In detail the; proposed consolidation of the Jefferson .Standard Life Insurance Company, the; s. >; it> Life and Annuity, and the i Greensboro Life Insurance Company. ? 'in a slgtiod utatcment issued late. this a fieri.n the qommlsaloners say: '"A thorough cxamlhatioh of the pro-| isi . pi,in of consolidation was made Iwlth a view lo ascertain the effect Upon the policy-holders nnd stock-, holders c.e companies. Every detail '.was examined, and we are of the op'n lon that the consolidation of the com [panics!, along the lines contemplated, twill be lo the advantage of the policy ii obi. i . ami stockholders of each of (the said companies, and the consoli? dation is heartily approve.l ns (um and [equitable, and for the best Interests o| the policy-holders ami all others llnterested l" tlie companies." j i'uinmiSHloiier Young further stated 11: . t i >,.? eonsollda i <>ti of the throe compniiies would give the company a t40.000.ft00 business, and in the one jiiem of home oin. - or iKed charges Steeplejack on High Perch rhnto hy Foster Thl* picture won nimlr yeotertluy nfiernoon nhllc u etceplcjnelc m? nt ?i?rk on ihr fln^nolr on top ?f (he I,He Innurnnce i oinpnii) .,f \ Irglnlu l?:iH II:n;, al 'I'eutli mid ( apltol Street*, All Three Struck by Train Ap-I parently While Asleep on Track. I .-penal to The Times-Dispatch.] Danville. V?., August ?J, K. Gray, a thlrty-ycur-old brnkeman, was In? stantly killed and two negroes tiameu i rod Cunningham and Matheiv Cable i were seriously Injured, when they! were struck by soul -hound train No.; :.7 near Dry Fork depot at 5;30 o'clock this morning. The Injured men and the; remains of Cray were brtoughl to tlilsJ city a short while sflor Ute accident I on a freight train, t it negroes being I carried to the hospital. The body of Uray was prepared for burial and sent! on train No. 36 to Greensboro^ his | Home. The freight train was In a siding waiting Ibr No. 37 to pass, and the three men sat down em the cross ties of the south-bound track and must have lallen asleep, for when the en? gineer of the passenger tram quickly rounding a bend blew his whistle they l..iled to take any notice. Applica? tion of the brakes failed to stop tlie train, and Gray was struck In the head, which was shattered, while the other men sustained minor Injurites HIT BY AUTO _ I I . W . Smith tin- Inkle 1'rncturrd In lias; II road street. As In stepped from the curb in Broad strict at Seventeenth yesterday after1 noon. Dlstoii W. Smith, of 1:711 Hast Grace Street, was struck by au auto? mobile driven by Mr Traylor. of o?n North Avenue, Barton Heights, (m,- of tin- wheels passed over his left ankle to lore tlie ma. nine could be brought to a standstill An examination by Dr. II. 'I'. Hawkins. City Hospital am? bulance surgeon, showed that a com? pound fracture hud I.h Inflicted and it was necessary to remove the injured man to the Virginia Hospital for :;tir glcal treatment lie sustained no other Injuries, and It wUfi said last night that lie was resting comfortably. According to witnesses the accident was uhavoidaoie. .Mr. Traylor was not arrested. THE WEATHER. vi rgiula?f lenerall y Sundayi rising tem KorecuM : mir Saturda: pe rut lire. for .Vorth and South Carolina?tien crnliy fair Snlurday and Sunday. Special Local Data for Yesterday. 12 noon temperature . 77 3 I*. m temperature . 80 .\l.i\imum temperature in? to 8 P. M. 80 Minimum temperature up to 8 P. M. fit Mem lenipern tiire . 7j Normal temperature . 7."> Deficiency in temperature . Deficiency in temperature since March 1 . ico Accum. Deficiency in temperature since January i . 601 Rainfall last twenty-four hours .0 Deficiency In rainfall since March l .3.:i Accum, deficiency in rainfall since January l .3.11 l.ecnl Observation h |?, >i. Yesterday Temperature . 7 2 Humidity . 62 Wind-?direction . 13. Wind?velocity .,. .. 8 CV < a t her .P.C. Halilfull last 12 hours .8 "Miriinv. in iMPOB "I. Knst Place, shcvllle I la ntn Hit1 City H T. 90 'it Buffalo . Calgary ... 56 Charleston ... M Chicago . M Denver . i"-' Dulu.th . ...... ?0 Oalvestoh ... $4 Hullerns . 7? Havre . Jacksonville Kansas Citv . I.oulsvllle ... MotitK? mere New Orlen i,s N. w York . Norfolk Oklahoma . Pittsburgh . Huleigh .... St. I.ollls . Si( St. Pa til. 7? San l-'rnnclsco. 63 Savannah .... Si". Spokane . Tampa . fit Washington .. 'i5* Winnipeg .... r>8 Wythevlllo i mini \ i i in: Run rises tun sets , 6t 1 i ss - i so on 86 ?*? 8 62 fiO so lie !'l 91 no 02 fi'l I \ NT I I I II 5. ndn rd Time. > I.. T. Weathi i p cloudy 7 1 Clear 60 Clour Clear ;.ii Cloudy v.i p. cloudy 80 Clear Rain Cloudy Clear Clear Cloudy i Meat Clear Char Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear < "loudy P. cloudy cienr ciondy Clear Clear Rain Clear I 'lent Clear i loudy K1.M \ \ M ? VllgllSi 111 1012. high. TU?Ki Morning Hwu'ng ....li.il L?R?Y SMASHES STATE RECORD Reel Team Wins 150-Yard Dash in 27 1-2 Seconds?Firemen's Convention End3. [Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch] 1 Hoanoke. Va? August 31.?The twen? ty-sixth nnr.mil convention of the Vir? ginia State Firemen's Association was brought to a close this afternoon. tvh< n tho annual reel contests were coh: eluded; The team from I.uray smash? ed the State record of 2', 1-2 seconds In the 150-yard dash with reoli and missed by but half a second equalling tho world's record. I.uray also cap? tured the second prize In the free-for all contest. The summary gives the i.uray aggregation possession of the State trumpet, a $100 Itrst prlci and tin- second prise of (50, The Lexington team surprised the entire outllt by winning easily the for-all, running It In thirty seconds' flat. In spite of the track on Randolph Street being slow, the companies did excellent work. The races were wit-! ncsscd by fully f.,00o spectators. Luray would have done the event un? der tho world's iccurd. since it ran In 2;>:r;;-, but was penalized for tthprop.ei work in connecting the nozzle. The winners v.ete as follows: Hose reel contest (for association teams only> First prize, cum I.i association trumphef and $T00, I.uray' Fir.- Company, time z>'<.'?'.< Boconils. sec? ond prise, $60, HarrlHonburg Hose Cum. pony, No. 4, time 20;22 seconds. Hose r.el contest --fop. ii to the world)---First prize, 11"". Lexington Fire Company. 30 seconds flat; Second; prize, $;,<t, I.uray, 30.31! seconds MISSES HIS RIDE Hoho w ild Remarkable \KllRy ( ravrls 1 iuli i Coaches of Express. As the 12:01 express of the Rich ? mono. Fredcricksbtirg and Potornao I Railroad drew out ??:" Elba station yesterday afternoon a hobo, with a rc markabie agtnty, swung w, the lost conch and disappeared beneath It. Patrolman Jacobin! witnessed the feat, and calling to a brakenian as the caro gathered speed had the trail stopped, A large crowd of Int. rested specta? tors gathered to witness th.- at rest of the tramp. It was some time b' fore he was located lying across two beams und?r the third car freim the rear. How he managed to eilmb that distance un? der the Pullmans Is a mystery, which only the knights of the road will bo a l ie to explain. Tho man wns removed from his dan? gerous resting place and taken i,, the Second Police station. He wns charged with being a vagrant; and he gave Iiis name as Fred Collins and said lie was from New York. Collins said he had been unable to find work In Richmond and was anxious to seek more fertile Heids. ASK ROBERTSON NOT TO RESIGN Members of Roanokc Bar Anxious for Him to Remain on Bench. [Special .r. The Tlincs-Dlapatch. j Roan'okc, Va., Aukusi 31.?Following tin* report that Judge Kdward Robert eon, of the Law mihi Chancery Court of tu!? city. Would to-morrow hand his resignation to Oovcrnor .Manu. I he Hoanokc r/ar Association to-night Unanimously adopted a resolution com. mending Judge Robertson for his past Work on the bench, and asking him to reconsider and itot hand In his resig? ns t Ion. The meeting of the association was the largest ever held here, and the or? ganisation was earnest In its appeal to Judge Robertson to hold up his resig? nation ami continue oil the bench. a committee of three, consisting Of .Indue 1 ?.. a. K'iiie. c\ A. Mellngh and Charles A. Broun, was appointed to go to Cllitr lottesvlllc and carry the resolution adopted by the association. The com? mittee left lo re at midnight to-ulght. ASHLAND NEWS NOTES I Spec i a I to The Times-1 Ms patch. 1 Ashland, Va., August 80.?-Mrs, a, It Saunders, of Miami, Fla., 's visiting ii lends her.-. Mrs j, C. Blaelhgomo c.i\e all attractive bridge party In her honor oh Wednesday mornlngi 'I iir. o tables were engaged Miss Nancy s>d iior won (lie prim, and presented It to Mrs. Saunders. \ delightful buffet luncheon was served. Mrs. j. Stewart Smith and son. who have been spending some time with Mrs. J. AVatkltts I^te. left to-day for their home in New Vorlt. Miss Mott, of charlotteavlllc, Is heir \ 1 - ting frbnds, Mrs. George Morris and children have returned from West Virginia, where they were guests of relatives. Professor and Mrs. It. B. Smlthey have returned from a visit to Amelia ?'ounty. Miss., Marguerite and Ressle Flint will conclude their visit to Miss Mar guerlte Wightihan on Saturday and re turn tei Charleston, s. c. Mrs. Percy Howard and children, of West Virginia', are the guests of Mrs "W. i'. <?ardw.ll. Miss Theresa Dlckorson, of Ellerson, will leave noon to enter Mount do Sabs, near Baltimore, for the Coming session. A delightful bridge patty was given on Thursday morning by Miss Chris? tine Cooke In honor of her guest, Mrs Brown, of AnnlsPm, Ala. The prizes w, re w on by Mrs Bfowh and Mrs .1 Stewart Smith, of New York. Those Invited wcee MesdntncM Overton How? ard, Charles Potts. Jamos Chehery, lames Itowlson, Uiirrett Sydnor, Prank Wight, Wlnfree Smith, t C. Blasln gnme, Anna Corr, ,t s smith, of New Vork, and Saunders, of Miami Pia Profess ir .1. I'r. d Messlck Imivcs Sat. urday f..r Auburn, Ala., after a visit to friends here. Mrs, D. it. Mldyettc and family, who have beet, at their country home at i < rguson's Wharf during the summer months, will return this week and open their house on Ball toad Avenue. Oho of th.- most charming and unique atfalrn of the summer w.ih .1 barn party glv.-n by Miss Marguerite Wlghtman at "Telcotirtk" on Wednesday evening, In honor of the Misses Flint, of Charleston, S. C. The spacious bam had been converted Into a veritable pleasure and banquet hall, with Jap an. bo lanterns, swings and coitf cor? ners. An old-fashioned spelling be, was a special feature, the men's prlxe, a leather memorandum book, polng to Willie Blakey, while Ml?s Marguerite Flint won the women's prize?a box of correspondence cards. The bobby prlz.-s were won by Star.!' y Blauton and Miss Annie Macon Potts. Those invited w.re Misses IJessIc and Mir Rtierltc Flint, Ruth Biaki y. Annie Ma? con Potts, Pago Nixon, Martha Hughes, Dchycll Hunt. Margret and 1111a Tilly, Caroline Kills, ICatherlho Street, of Tennessee; Arme M?hre. Stuart Bl?hton, .Missis. Kugeile and John Wlghtman, I.eltch Wright, llfiiry and Andrew Kllis, Roper Woolfolk, Charles Chen ery. Willie Blakey, Lewis Blanton, Robert Marye, 1.other UnrtsooU, Stan? ley Blanton and James Ware. OPEN CAMPAIGN TO DAY Kennt or Oratory, sir? and Water? melon Will be spread nt Midlothian. The Wilson-Mai-shnll-Montngue Club, of Midlothian, will open the campaign In Chesterfield County with a Bruns? wick stew and watermelon feast t.bs afternoon. The eating will begtr upon the arrival of tho train which leaves Richmond at 3 o'clock, and which Is expected to carry many pCoplo ftom tho city. Others will motor to the scene. Speaker Richard F.velyn Bvr.l will deliver the principal address, s cri - tary William ii. Owens also expects short speech, s from the followingI Mayor !>? c. Rlchardspn, .indue William F. iih.ea. Lilcutenant-ObverhOr J 'layb r Fllyson, C?rit'on McCarthy. Rev I., ii Pitt, i?. D., and Samuel I.. Kelley. FALLS 10 DEATH I IN S HffPJIP VAT Soloman Luna, Millionaire Banker and Politician, Meets Tragic Fate. Albuquerque, N. M., August 30.?Sol oman Luna, aged fifty-four, million? aire banker and sheen grower, for six? teen years Republican uationul ( bhl mltteeman for New Mexico, met a tragic <ientb at Horse Springs, Socorra County, seventy-six miles from Magdalena, early to-day. He fell into a vat con? taining thousands of gallons of sheep dip, after being attacked with heart failure. Becoming ill during the night, II is supposed Mr. Buna Went from his room to the dipping vat. a fow yards from the ranch house, to get water, and was stricken with sudden henrt failure, falling into the? mixture of lime, sul? phur. tobr.ee?, and water Camp employes saw a bony floating In the Vat early to-day. The boiling water had peeled the skin from the hands nnd face. The body was not rec? ognised until one of the .Mexican hi r,l ers declared thai t was that of Mr. Buna. I.una was the wealthiest lita.i in New Mexico. He leaves a widow. Tho body win bo brought to Albuquerque i on u special train to-morrow. Police Chief Reports Efforts to Land Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards. [Special to Tlfc Times-Dispatch | Koanokc, Va:, August ;:<>.- To-daj \V. ?I Baldwin, head of the Baldwin-Volts Agency, received a letter front n chief of police in Sllverbdw Coiiiity, Mon? tana, who writes that two nun Answer? ing the description "f Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, Hie llillsvlllo fugi? tives, have hern ween in that vicinity* and that the authorities there idro worklnk to land them. The letter fur? ther states that a family "f lint fields from West Virginia are living near there, and it Is supposed that the two fh< n are being cared for by them. While Mr. Baldwin says he thinks it is possible that the men nro the two hunted outlaws, at the same time be feus there Is some mistake as to the identification, lie says the letter came from the chief who should be a re I llnble source. Mr. Baldwin Mild to-day that he und his men have abandoned thb search lor the men In Hie Blue Bridge section. Mr. Baldwin was then asked if II lyns to be Inferred that he Is of the opinion that tlie 111,11 base left the State, and lie replied In the affirmative. ?J Could you play anything on an ordinary piano? Well, you CAN play anything you wish if you have THE trade: mark PIANO That's i prctt) strong state? ment, l>ut <>n<' \vc can make good if \<>u will give us the chance to prove it. Priced t<> compete with -my real piano. Terms will suit, loo. Successors < able I'laim ( o. Mad. 25S(,. 213 E. Broad. SHOOTS HIMSELF TWICE IN HEAD Lewis P- Morris, of Lynchburg, Dies From Self-inflicted Wounds. ' t8pei i?l to The Tim ; -Dispatch.] I Lynckbttrg, Va . August 30?Lewis R. Morris, aged Blxty-nlhc years, commit? ted suicide Ihis mot riirig shortly before. 10 o'clock at the h?rne of his daugh? ter. XIrs w. it. Cunningham, Oakley j Avenue and fifth Street, when ho shot himself In the heud twice, death re ? Mr. Morris had not been In good , health for tome- time and for a 'lay or elded that lie would up the trip. Mter, however. It Is stated, he decided to make the trip, und went to make I preparations to go tu the Station, and it was whi n ho began this that the act j was committed. the d.ath of hit Wife, who -\ as ii Mi I pj k of Southwestern Virginia I) so!,i his farm and ram.- to Lyncliburg t i ! reside with his daughter it.-. ? made many fast friends, who regard, i him In high favor. Mrs Cunningham is the.onlj stir giving member of the family. A hot her daughter Mrs II. S My. is. of Amtierst County, dte.i about eight years ago. Magistrate I'llrdle Hurt, Magistrate .1. A I'urdle was badly ,111111 yesterday afternoon when h< fell Irom a ladd. i while making some re? pairs .? :,is htfme, i"- West Marshall !? ! through a window pane inflicting an ugly wound at the elbov. Dr Raul W. How . whs summoned and it was neces? sary for hl in to take sever.-,! atlchos in the wound. While painfuliv injured .mi . 1' ii die was able to he out last niir.M. Howies Siirnka i>. Voo-t.'oiii*. Ah address mi ?'Military Courtesy" was made last night 1 : Major R. W Howies fi the Association of Non? commissioned Officers of the Richmond Utucs. Tin- meeting was held 'n th? quarters of the in s' Association; in the armory. Say lie \\ in. Drunk. V> T II McGregor was arrested yes? terday bj i'ntrolman Waldrop for be? ing drunk and disorderly and cr ielly treating n horse. Waller Nelson, colored, w as ai rested by Patrolman Porter on a warrant charging him with stealing $1-' irora \\liliam R. Collins. HOT, TIRED WORKERS. Milam, the great blood purifier, will make you feel better. The toxins of fatigue are in the blnod. Also acids and other irritants that inflame the skin. Milam will make you feel le?s hot ami tired. If you don't find it so, no cost to you. Remarkable Christmas Present Among the curious Christmas pres? sing of tnls year will he one for a man of national reputation, which has been all year In the making Way last Junuury the present was decided upon, and a friend of Uio prom? inent gentleman requested the Hurrel!? 1'ress Clipping Bureau, ov New fork, to watch every paper In America and to take up every Item which appeared concerning tho man. The clipping bureau people followed Instructions, and now present tho his? tory of one year In the life e,f tills especial man. The history ends Just offer election, and the 20..,12 newspaper Items found Include everything from a thrcc-lino fedllortul mention to full-page Illus? trated stories. These have been mount? ed on 3,200 great sheets of Irish linen paper und hound into throo massive volumes. At the head of each Item Is true namo and date of paper clipped from, thli* Information having been put In With a book typewriter. The words thus in? setted amount to 153.252. In actual time, a very strict record of which iu? been kept, the work has required sixty-four working days throughout the year, and has kept in employmeut during that time thirty people, aw readers, clippers, sorters, mounters and binders. Every news, paper of Importance Is represented. This Is merely u specimen of some ol tho unique orders which get Into the Burrelie Bureau, for the extent to which clippings are used by individuals end by bu.llr.ess concerns seems to be remarkable. There are nv'ny people In private as well us in public life who noe<l press iKpptngs and don't know It. It might be well for them to look up this man Burrelle, who Is Hnld to be so well known that n letter simply addressed "Burrelle. New York," will ?-?ach hlf? With no doluy.