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ACADESIY-Tuoadny, Mr. Jolly of
Jollet! Wednesday, niatinoo and nlght,
LevvlH MiirilHon, In Faust! Thuraday,
Iho Frlaoncr of Zendo."
BIJOU?Xlg Zag Alley, all week, with
Probably very few people who nro ao
qualnted wlth Mnnngor Leath know that
ho was evor on ihe boards. RIchmond
han known hlm ns a miinagcr for many
yenrs, nnd hla faco ls famlllur to ncorly
every Iheatre-goer ln Ihe clty. llu Is
a typlcal manager, and ho looka tho part.
But Mr. Leath was not nlwaya a man?
ager, He Is now llving on Eo?y Street,
and la tho best-ltnown manager ln the
South. Moro than twenty-ilve years
ago, however, Mr. l-_enth waa n "profes
Blonol." Hls llne of buslness waa that
of a maglclun. ond he went about tho
country dolng trlcks. Thoso were the
dnys when Wymnn nnd Xora Semon
were tourlng nll over the country, glving
away prcseiita at ench pcrtormance.
Manager l.eath'a atagc name thon waa
Profesaor Thomas Glenroy. As a mag
lclan, Mr. Leath was very Bticceesful.
LIUo othorB In that llne of buainoss, the
bewt trlck ho dld waa to pasB colns from
tho pockela of the publlc to hls own.
That was the maln thlng to be accom
pltshed, a,nd he succeodod. In thoso
daya, however, the llfe ot a mnglclan
was not what It Is to-day. He dldn't
have such an easy tlmo as one would
lrnnglno. And so Mnnngor Leath looked
about for somothlng that was a llttle
less Tlke work, and ho no doubt found
At ahothcr tlme Mr. Lea,th wa_s the in
terlocutor with a miiistrol troupe. In a
mlnKtrel performnnco at the old Opera
House on Ninth Street, Mr. Leath ap?
peared as lntcrlncutor. All that, how?
ever, Imppened more than a quarter of
a centtiry ago. Manager Leath now
B.tfl in hls easy chair In hla hnmo In the
fashlonablo West'End and laughs when
he thlnks of thoso dnys. He enn now
afford to havo a good laugh at hls own
At Crlpple Creek, whlch was presented
at the BIJou last week, wns a thrlller.
At every performnnco the audienee al?
lowed ltself to he thrllled through the
four nctM of the ploco and seemed to
enjny the sensatlon Immpnsoly.
Tho ploco Is one of thoso -blood-and
thunder Western melodramas. Every
tct, except the lnst. end? wlth the play
ef plstolrf, with tho vlllaln down and
th? hero on top. The gallery went
wild, It almost Jumped over the ralllng
THE ONLY MOKRISON.
In Its excltement and enthuslasm. The
hero waa one of those blg fellowa who
wore a. blue shlrt and hlgh boots and
carrled two revolvera In hls belt. The
gallery knew hlm as soon as he stepped
on the stage. He made hls llrst entrance
just at the crltical moinent when he
was most needed.
The audtenco was gottlng exclted, for
lt knew that somethlng was golng to
happen. Two rulllans were just get?
tlng the best of a llttle woman when
tho hero walked on the seene. Then
the audlence wns rolleved. and gave veat
to Its overwrought feellngs by breaking
out ln wild applause'. Of course. the
fiuilience never doubted that the blg fel?
low In the blue shirt would make thlngs
warm and carry everythlng hls own
way. lt wouldn't have beon roelodrama
if he had dlsappolnted them, and he
Thero was also In the cost a guardlan
nnpel whose wlngs were slnged. Mark
Tvtain snld, lh speaklng of one of hls
hooks, that when he dldn't know how to
go' rld of some of hls characters he let
them fall ln the well, The wrlte'r of mel
cdrama. always let them get shot in the
l.u*,t act. And so in Crlpple Creek tho
EPgcl wlth slnged wlngs steps ln tlie way
of a bullet intended for the hero and
dlcs a noble death.
There wns a chlld In the plcce. Chll?
dren always appeal to an audlence. Thls
ono knew too much for a child of her
years. 'llhc audlence would have. felt
more comfortable. too, if she had worri
hor clolhes a littlo longer. Nevertheless,
Bhu won tho heart of tho audlence and're
xolvea her fulf share of tho applause.
ll would take too long to tell the story
?_?f "At Cripplo Creek." lt Is a molodrama
of the old sort, and its mlsslon is to stlr
nn audlence. m that It certalnly suc
cceded, ln whlch It rcallzed probably ev?
ery hope of Its author.
NEW MUS1CALFARCE COMEDY.
"Mr. Jolly, of Jollet," the new muslcal
ccmedy by Charles Newninn, whlch comes
to the Acndemy next Tuesday, Is unllke
the average muslcal comody, Inasmuch as
an exeeptionally well told and legltlmate
ly funiiy story ls tho basls of a well de
flned plot. whlch alone ppssesses enough
fclghly nmuslng nnd ludlcrous situatlons
to provoko contlnuous laughter. The
elmractors aro all- good, somo of thern
now to the ntnge, ond all drawn ln Mr
Newman's brlght, preessy and satlrlcni
Blyle. They inoludo a typlcal Foiirteonth
Street song nnd danqo mnn and hls sls
tcr, Who comprise the vnudevlllo ..l.etcih
teum of Jolly and Jolly. Jolllers und .'okers
of Jollet, who aro tmpersonatod by Ed?
ward Oarvle, a slnglng and danclng co
nirdlaii well In tho f)-ont rank of pom
tdy stnrs, and Molly Thompson, a slng?
lng and dnnclng comedlormo, who, ln
tho lendlnK support of Poter F, Dolloy Jn
a slniilnr chnracter. has created a ftiroro
vherevor sho, haa appeared, A aelf
rhndo mnn, not unrolut.d to Seymour
Bltes in "Tho Wrong Mr. Wrlglit," and
played by Mr. John Alllson, who for sev
ei'al BonsoriB Buccesafully starred ln that
clever farce. A llght comedy part playe'd
by' Mr, Charles Splnk Qlso contrlbntcs
largely to the success of tlio plny. Among
the othor malo charactors nmy be men
tloncd a country doctor of originai and
pronounccd vlews, whose every speech ls
a Inugh-gettcr, and a stammoiing nogro
aervant, whoae over.v nttompt at one ls
pnother. Thero ara several other nilnor
ir.ale parts, whlch aro also good.
MOIU1ISON -AS FAUST.
I.ewls Morrlson, famoua nll' oyer tho
country for the subtlest nnd flnest oxpo
Bltion ol" Sntnn tho modern atnge can
*_iow. will himself appear at the Acad
etny on Wednesday, mntlne. and nlght,
for the last tlme, ns Mophlsto, In "?Faust,"
wlth n enst and acencry whlch aurpasa
thoao of nll previous productlons of Ihla
I'lny, under tho directlon of Jiiles Murry.
Wlth Lewla Morrlson hlmaelf na Mophlsto
a good productlon ls guarnntoed. The
pioduction Is, scoiilcally and In polnt of
antlng, tho Ilnest over stnged ot this par
UcUlar plny. The oldverest acenlc artlsts
end eloctrlclnns of Now York had carte
hlanche. No expoiiBo wdh apared. and
the brllllant dlsplay _n the garden scene la
aurpaaued only by tho atartllng pyrolech
nlcal display on tho Itrockcn. whlch in
lurld blnzo and llanrio oitects Is etrbngly
In contrant to tho cxqutylte b*>auty of
lha flnal npothooRls of tho haplcss Mur
guerlto, The stibtlety and blttem&s, the
tremeiidous declamatlon and tho ntcrclless
glhitig mockory of thla Insldlous charac
ter, aa dellneated by Lewln Morrlson, have
placed hlm on a plnnnclo above all Imlta
lors and catabllshod hls claim to tho fame
ho enjoys as tho Jlneat Mcphlato ln the
' The return of that flne actor, Lewla
Morrlson, to the role of Mephlato ln
"Fauat" wlll ba halled wlth pleasuro hy
thouaanda whom he has dellghted ln paat
yeara by hls magnliiccnt Impersonation
of the craft and subtlety of Sntan In the
dtamatlzcd form of Goethe's exqulslte
story of Faust nnd the hnplcss Margue
rlto, Lewla Morrlaon's mortgaBc on fame
Ib based on hls magnlflceut conceptlon and
brllllant exccutlon of Mephlato, which ls
one of the most dlfflcult parts in Uhe en
tlie range of modern classlc drama, re
Qtiirlng akill, suUtlety, declamatory pow
era and a grJm humor and sarcasm few
ll'.lng actora can command. The scenery
and cqulpments of thls aeason's new
"Faust" are tho moat coatly and elaho
rato ever given to the mountlng of thlB
play tn Ita long career. The supporting
company haa been choscn wlth the utmost
care, and In Ita entlrety the productlon
thls aeaaon Burpassca -ln every wify all
PERENNIAL P1USONER OF ZENDA.
Of all romantlc dramas extant posslMy
ever been accorded to tho "Prisoner of
From tho nlgfrt of Ita ftrst presentatlon,
when E. H. Sothern began a llmlted en
?(y.-ement In New York city with thls
pluy, whlch flnally culmlnated In a run
thut extt-nded far lnto a second season,
untll the present tlme. thls ramous ro?
mance atlll malntalns the first rank in
the dramatlc offerlngs of lls klnd,
On its recent vlslt to ihe prlnclpal cltics,
making a tour which extended from New
York city to San Franctsco, it was every
where greeted by an enormous attend?
ance. Tlme has not leasened its charms
nor weakcnr-d Its drawing powers, for on
thls. Its thltd triumplial tour. lt contlnues
to test the capaclty of theatres every
A carefully chosen east has been secured
oiiil a masa of new scenery supplled for
tbe productlon by Ernest Shipman. the
manager of the attracfion.
Joseph Selman, well remembered for ar
Ustic work In prevlous successes. wlll
oppear as Rudolf Rassendyll and Rudolf
ot Ruritania. and charming Floronce
Gnlc- as Flavia, headlng a large east. each
n-.c-mber of which has been carefully sc
kcied for ..their adaptltude for the parts
The engagement ls announced for the
Aradem*? next Thursday, matlnee and
HOWARD HERRICK'S STAR.
Tlie presentation of "Allce of Old Vln
cennes." with Gertrude Coghlan In the
title role, whlch Is announced for March
?Ith at the Academy, wlll provlde a rare
treat for the theatre-croers of thls clty.
Renders of Maurlce Thompson's story of
tho Indluna frontier wlll recall that Allce
was a Revolutlonary type of the athletlc
American glr! of to-day. She had n hand?
somo figure. of gracefnl proportions. and
was nn oxpert swortl.swoman. Gertniile
Coghlan Is qulte- nn Ideal woman to rep?
resent the.=e Oharacterlstlcs. Her figure
is strong. yet graoeful in its outllnes: she
is thoroughly athletlc. nnd durlng the
years that she ci.ccompanied her father,
tho late Charles Coghlan, on hls starrlng
tours, she became nn adept in the prln?
clples of fenclng. for he was one of the
greatest masters of tho foll of his day
ejtih.e.ri on or off tho stage. Tho actress'
tasto for athk-tlcs and tho routlno of her
dally llfe, whlch always alloted certaln
hours for exercises, now came Into good
play. Sho fclt, however. that lt would
bc well to foilow up tlils early Instruc
tlon ln ordor to more skilfully show the
herolne's achiovements wlth tho folls, so
she placed hersc-lf under the tutolage of
ono of the bost swordsmen in New Yorlc,
and for soveral months practlced dnlly
under hls guldance, AIIco'h nccompllsh
mont in this respect Is mnde ono of tho
plvotal polnts of tho play, and tho skill
with whlch she oui fences the Engllsh
colonol In tho sccno of the enpture is
one that enn be thoroughly appreclatetl
by lovers of thls mode of soif-dci'ense.
BIJOU THEATRE'S OFFERING.
Thoro uro reasons for the bollef that
"Zig Kag Alley," tho lntcst comedy trlck
pantomlmic t'arce comedy, ln whlcli Zob
and Zarrow aro to be seen at tho Bijou
all thls week, wlll provo one of the best
shows of tlio season at thls popular
house, u wlll come as an entlre navalty
nore, but lt 1ms beon so well received
elsowhoro 'that Its success. hns been as
sured. Zeb nnd Zarrow havo heen placed
In a very clover comedy. suriounded by
a company mado up of speciulty artists
and of pretty glrls, given an1 nbundance
?*?. t>r..,BUln'1, ?"*"?'' and cutchy muslc to slng.
?,?<led wllh tnkln-" i"-* attraotlve
scenory, nnd wlth all thls have been Jiav
mg a most unnstiai success,
Zeb and Zarrow play Sllck and Slack.
two nondescrlpt photogrnnhera, iuid are
surrounded hy a east of th i-ty^'ve "rtlBts
ii organizing thls oompany, MoMrs"
Fack and Floycl, the munuger's of ?,g
/ag Alley," md but one end 3 vlew, and
that was clean, wholesome fun whU-i,
could bo enjoyed by old nnd young. "Bl*
Zae Alley" is an orlglnat pantomlmlo
farce, full of blg laughlng effects and
brlmmlng over wlth entertalnlng and In?
teresting va. udevll.e effeots. and fllled
wlth songs, somo of them so good and so
new that they ought to repea-t here the
successes they have made el3ewhere.
There Is an abundance of trlck scenery.
One of the best features of thls Is the
cyclone scene, where. with a suddenness
that is startling. a cyclone comes along
and turns everything on the s-tage upslde
down. whlrllng and produclng an lnde
scribablo effeet of general confuslon.
Another blg trlck soene ls the under
ground statlon ln New York, wlth Its
masa of trlck scenery. A thlrd ls the
board walk at Atlantic City, N. X., the
most notable feature of one of the most
promlnent seasido resorts of thls country.
In this scene some ot the characteristic
features of tho place are reallstlcally
produced. Among the other noveltles In?
cluded ln "Zlg Zag Alley" ls a mechani
cal dummy, sald to bo qulte the funnlest
one ever~shown on the stago; the'human
phonograph, and a host of other novel?
tles. Originai muslc, pretty glrls, hand?
some cos'umes, and a suporabundance of
comedy and of vaudevllle speclaltles are
the maln features. The chorus ls large
and well tralned. dlstinguished for Its
staglng and havlng a number of strlklng
One of the ensomble acts whlch has
been very popular during the scason is
called. "The Glrl With the Banjo Eyes."
Thls ls an entirely new and originai stage
concelt, introduclng Zeb and Zarrow. id
two pretty glrls.
The speclal members of the company
inciude the Zeb and Zarrow trlo. thjs
brothers Kennebel, wlth thelr Buropean
act; tho "Hansom Cab and the Pestl
ferous Mule," the European acrobats,
Shrock and Rlce, Ben T. Dillon, Goft
Phlllips, 1311a Shlelds, Jane Barry, An?
drcw O'Nell, Frank Markcy, Louise
De.mpsey, Lllllo Sclgcr, George I_ynne.
Joaephyne Leslle. Adah Walker, Anna
Casselle, Elsinore RIchmond. Llzzle Pur
ccll, Ireno Young,- ? and a number of
PERCY HASWELL RETURNS.
Whentwer an actress becomes Identlfted
wlth elther comedy or tragedy lt Ib a
matter of lnterst to her admirers ta see
her ln olher roles, The reappnrance of
Mlss Percy Haswell, presented by the
George 1 ?weett Company ln thla city at
tho BIJou next week, wlll show thls brll?
llant and beautiful woman in emotlonal
roips for the flrat tlmo?"Fedora" for
tho flrst part of tho week, with a matlne*.
on Tuesday and a whnlly new version of
"East Lynne," beglnnlng on Thuraday
matlneo and flnlshlng tho weok. In both
these plays Mlss Haswell Is called upon
for emotlonal work at Its greatest power,
and hor phenomenal success in the parts
in Baltlmore oausod the crltlcs to heap
prnlse upon lier there. Her nej>_j_?vrance
here, therefore, wlll probably bo anothor
great auccesa, because of her great popu
larlty here and because of thls Innova
tlon. Mlsa Haswell haa just concluded
hor starring tour ln "A Royal Famlly."
and has boen secured by Mr. Fnwcett fcir
the remalnder ofthe season. Appenrlng
wlth hor wlll bo the full strength of thls
aectlon of tho George Fawcett Company,
Including Alfred Hudson,, Regan Hugh
aton, Hnrold CohllJ, Halo Hamllton, Alloe
Butler, Agnos JSverott, Vlola Bur'ton and
a dozen othor favorltes hero. Scenlcnlly,
these plays wlll ba elaborately cured for.
and Mr. Fawcett expecta tho greate?t
buccohs he has erer galned horo from
Kelth's Unlon Square Theatre, New
York, offera as ita headllnora for
thls week, probably the most aen
satlonal novelty of tlie yenr. Thls
Ib tho mo or glrl. You cannot tell
lyaudovllle audlence lu soveral years.
the question, Arthur and Jonnle Dunn
make thelr llrst bow boforo a Naw York
ivaudovlllo audlenca In several years,
The last tlmo thls talonted brotber and
slstor woroon a New York stage wna tu
tlio productlon pf "Tho Itunaway Glrl,''
a couple of yeafs ago. Barrowa and
Lancaster, ln thelr newest and best
... is ...
sketch "A Jolly Jolller"; the Athos
famlly, celebrated European acrobats;
Kelly nnd Kent, In a comedy sketch; W.
C. Fields. the well known Amerl?
can comedy Juggler, who has Just
returned from a remarkably suc
and Morton eccentrlc comedlans; James
cusseful European tour; Brannnn
RIchmond Glenroy, known from pole
to pole as "The Man Wlth the
Green Gloves"; Josephtne Gassman and
her coterle of plckaninnles; John and
Bertha Gleason, about tho best known
pair of danclng spcclallsts In vaudeville;
Rae and Brosche. who do a comedy
sketch, Henderson and Rosa.- who com?
bine singlng, comedy and work on tho
slack wlre; nnd other noted people make
up the halancc of the programme'.
NEW Y. M. C. A. SECRETARY.
A Dead Man's Ear Sent as a Val
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-DlBpatoli,)
CLIFTON" FORGE, VA.. Feb. 21.?The re?
ception tendered Jlr. Harry _E. Helm, of
Boston, Mass,. the new secretary of' the
Rallroad Young Men's Christlan Asso?
clatlon Tuesday nlght, was a very pleas?
ant affair. Three hundred guests were
present to greet Mr. Helm, who is a very
allllable gentleman. The" evenlng's enter
talnment was opened by a selectlon from
the Alplne band, followed by a seripture
readlng by Rev. Mr. White. pastor of the
Eplscopal Church; at thls Juncture Rov.
C. S. Stanton, of the Methodlst Church.
offered prayer. Tlie. address of welcome
was dellvered by Judge George K. Ander
scn, to which Mr. Helm responded In a
plin-sing' and oppropriato manner. Rov.
E. W. McCorkle and Kov. Father Payne
were In attendance, and also. gave Mr.
Helm a welcome on hehalf of tho Protes
tant and Catholic ChurchoB of the town.
After Ihe programme was rendered. con
slstlng of recitations nnd muslc, refresh
tnents wero served.
Mr. Helm wns for a number of years
asslstant secretary of an assoclatlon In
Boston nnd other northern cltles.
Mr. L. A. Coultor. of RIchmond, State
Secretary of the Young Men's Assocla?
tlon. wlll dellver an address In the audl
torium on next Sunday evenlng, fllilng
the Methodlst pulplt on Sunday night.
Mr. E. D. Foster, of CUfton Forge. re?
eelved a very peeulinr valentlne, whlch
caused much commont. A human car,
taken from a grown negro (supposed by
some collego friend). waa sent hlm nlcely
decorated wlth ribbon and securely pnek
od ln a box padded wlth cotton, Mr. Fos?
ter takos groat prlde In exhlbltlng the
odtty, whlch Is Indeed a peoullar valen?
-Mr. L, Cnplnn Is preparing to move hla
large stock of dry gooda to Crewe, Va..
where he ls now the proprlotor of a large
dry goods atore,
A naw telephone lino ls now belng built
botween Gala and Dnggar's Sprlngs. Re?
ports 8ay that tho Uno la to bo conaoll
datod with the Itoanoke 'Phone Com?
pany and an extenslon made so ns to
conncct wlth nll tho county llnea- In
thls ecctlon of the Stato.
? i ?
The roll of honor of Rldge School ls
Grammar Grades?Agnes Badonoch,
Florence Bartenorh (.Vi). Florence Gnnd
man (tl), Bornlce Ollver (Ii). Edna Ollvar
(_>. Bonny Ollvor, Wlllle Holilnaon,
Prlmary Grades-Vlola Bartlett (0),
Gladya Bartlett (8), Wllllam Bndenocli
Mr. Tholmar III,
Mr. Charlea <",. 'I'holmer, of No. 1202
North Klneteenth Btreet, ls crltlcally lli
Hub It novcr given il si'll" nwny, If you
wiint a Henl Katuto l.iituv on tho fiost,
teniiK boo Henl Ksinto Tr'niif. Co.
New Spring Dress Goods
Tho season is short, and must
sell quickly?therefore cheaply.
Broaclclotli. Etamines, Batisto,
Albatros, JNun'8 Yeilings, ar^
among the lato arrivals in every
SC-lnch Volle\ all wool and all col
38-lnch Mlstrals, heavy crepe weave*.
all wool, 60c.
+t-lnch Etamines, lieavy Moxlcan
twlst, all wool, "1.00.
42-lnch Flne Wool Crepa de Chlno,
all colors, 75c.
40-lnch Satin Prunellas. very hand
Bomo and lustrous, 75c.
32-lnch Mercorized Pongocs, all col?
32-lnch Grenadlne Walatlngs and
30-lnch Dotted Mercerlzed Mulls, 39c
40-lnch Etamines. Knlckerbocker ef
M-lnch Mohalrs, Knlckerbocker ef
42-lnch VoIIes, wlth Polntclle flgures,
After a short and well mcrlted rcat
agaln greets our customers a-nd the
publlc wlth the gratlfying announco
ment that whlle restlng we were pre
parlng to meet the demands whlch
an appreclatlve people always make
on those whose good fortune It is to
be abie and wllllng to satlsfy and
gratlfy them. Our stock has been re
etored to Its usual completeness, and
wo feel assured that no reasonabie de?
mand wlll meet disappolntment.
We are still headquarters for Em
broldery Llnen and Llnen for drawn
work. whlch we .carry ln nll de.- Irable
widths and grade3, from 40 to 90c. per
Ws have been fortunate in securing
two numbers In Full Bleached Llnen
Damask, whlch ara real bargalns, a
two-yard wlde all llnen artlcle at
60c. per yard, and a 63-inch at 50c,
Attentlon of hoteis and boardlng
houses la called to these, which are
real bargains and cannot be dupllcated.
Whlte Llnens wlll be greatly used
for Dresses thls summer. We have
made ample preparations ln thls line
to meet any demand,' havlng it in all
wldtbs, from one yard to two and a
half yards; also Hemstltchfcd Sklrt
Patterns, two and a half yards wlde
and two and three-quarters long, the
hemstltchlng used as a trimmlng.
Russla Crash, all linen and hand
woven, the best thing for its looks ln
the world, for kltchen and bath. 9 3-4c.
All over tlie house?they will he solcl chcap right
at the start?come and see tlie biggest store full of
new goods?at the lowest prices in Riehmond.
Some Nek? Things in
Every express or freight from the North. "brings somethirig new to the Suifc Depart?
ment. While tho stock is far from complete, there are enough Spring garments of
various kinds on show to make a visit of inspection pleasant and profitable. There
are handsome? ? ,
Mixed Twecd Suits in blue and gray, new
cut blouse, collarless effeet, with fancy braid
trimming, pouck sleeves and seven- & i n cn
gore flare skirts, strictly nobby, at &J??.OU
Elegant Twoed Suits in liglrb gray, English
cut coats, strictly man-toilbred, taffeta lined
jackets and gored flare skirt, tho t+ic nn
swellest thing you will find . . . &J0* UU
Stunning Suits iu gray aud green novelty
material, popular blouse cut, with long tabs in
fi-ont, braid trininied, doubblo band cuflf on
pouch sleeve, skirts have full flare with bands
around forming bip trimming, ?* */l s\/i
strictly up-to-date, at.&xZjJ,UU
yfe have a strictly up-to-date line of Silk
Shirt "Waist Snits in foulards, checks, and
changeable tafTetas, tho newest ideas in
embroidered silk, prices frorn 0*0 _c- s\r\
$12,50 to ......... &OD.U(/
See our lino of Ping Pong Silk &rty cr%
Coats, prices $5.00 to ..'.., *fi/ic?0(/
0 . tadies' New Silk Frock Coats in taffeta,
with capes, and finished with stitch- r* *j-% ,*-,>-)
ing, romaine liaiiig, at.*&/(/? UU
.?7?etv cl/alkenff S/cirts,*
? Strictly All-Wool Oloth Skirts in gray,
black, and hjue, five goro flare, strap m p _ro
trimming -with tnittons, special, at . (?'WjtO
Excellent Skii-t in. gray and tan, strap seams,
f nll flare, with fine cords in fan effoct m /~ j^j^
at bottom, for . . . . ?. . . . $0,UU
English tweed aud checked materials in
popular colors, with circular flare keaded
with straps and yoke trimming, go * n
something new, at.*3*5 ?4"0
.. Our SRasement Close* Out_ Sale Contmues. ?
Another big cut for this week.
New Spring Silks.
: GVCaln Fl-oor.)
Our sillc stock waa never before
as complete as it is right now,
and tho arrivals of the few days
just past are more beautiful
than any we have ever seen.
"We have mado up a feW lots
and priced them so tbat they
?will seU fast.
Rlack "Poau de Cygiie, 50c 75o. and
Black Taffeta, 87 l-2c, 50c, *"c? 73c.
S5c. and $1,00.
Black Japanese. 50 and 75c.
Black Peau do Sole. 65c. 75c. 85o.
$1.00 and $1.25. ,
Whlte, also Black, Wash. Taffetas.
Black Molre Velour ln handsome
Flgured Japanese and Foulards in,
pln-hoad and larger polka-dots, 60c.
Checked' and Striped Taffetas, 75c
and- "1.00. ,
Whlte and Coloned Llberty Satlns,
Peau de Cygnes, >1n black and eolors,
BOo. to $1.00.
Natural Color Pongees, 50 and 75c.
Black Grenadincs. satin rlhbon
strlpes, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Panne and Pasu Velvcts, In black
and eolors, $1.25.
, Spring 5ale
The most complete line in the clty.
Amerlcan and French goods ln the
most dainty fabrlcs, well mado and
Twenty-two styles of Gowns, V, hlgh.
square and low neck. Short sleevcs
and long sleevcs, cotton cambric and
long cloth; dainty lace and embrold
ery; eolored stitchlng. $1.00 each.
"Nlneteen styles of Skirts. cambrio
and cotton?extras, Hemstttched, Val,.
torchon and embroldery trimmed, $1.00
, Seven styles of hlgh neck, low neck,
short sleovo Gowns. 75c each.
Nine styles of Cotton Gowns. well
mnde, plain and trimmed, 50c. each.
Flfty dozen palrs of Drawers at 25
and 29c, just' received.
Black moon sllk, near sllk and sat
te^n Skirts, extrn widths, light
welghts. Pleated, gathered and Van
dyke ruflles. Thirty different styles,
75c. to $3.4S.
Twenty-five- different styles and eol?
ors of Taffeta Sllk Skirts, $3.93 to
An Interesting Fig_)tin Dan
. ville MilitaryCIrcles.
LAST GERMAN OF SEASON
W.H.Couch Charged With Theft and
Obtaining Money Under False Pre
tences?Very III With Pneumonia.
The Side Walk Ordinance.
(Speclal to The TimeB-Dlspntcta.)
DAlN'VILLB, VA., Feb. 21.?There is a
vory intereetlng fijht on here In local
military circles over the capt-aincy of the
Danville L/ight Infantry, caused by the
i.s'J. uatlon of Captaln Samuel Sharrock
aome tlme ago. The flght has narrowed
down to Messrs. J. P. Watklns and J.
Carter Farrar and iB belng pushed wlth
ylgbr by the frlends of these gentlemen,
wlth tho chances In favor of Mr. Wat?
klns. The election will take place Mon?
day and the frlends of Mr, "Watklns are
conl'ident of. hls election, while thoso of
Mr, Farrar aro equally sanguine. Mr.
Watklns!is city edltor of tho Evenlng Beo
and sei'ved wlth dlstinctlon during tho
Spnnlsh-Arnerlc.'ui War nnd ls well fltted
for the posltlon.
Tho last german of tho seoson waa
danced by the Danville German Club in
tho Munlelpal Bulldlng Frlday nlght.-lt
was perhaps the largest oC the season.
owlng, no doubt. to it belng the lost one
before Lent hcglna. Tho danclng "coni
menced promptly nt 9 o'clock and was
kopt upon untll about 2 A, M., Saturday
morning. Mr. J. Stanley Aimlr, the lead
er, introduced some now and novol flg?
urea, whlch wore very beautiful. A num?
ber of soclety peoplo from Chatham.
Lynchburg and othor nearby towns, wera
Governor Bob Taylor, of Tennessee, has
boen aooured by tho Masons of tho clty
to dellver hla colobratod lecture, "Tlie
Flddlo and Th0 Bow," at nn early date.
W. II. Oouch, tlio snlesman for L. Ilor.
man, who was arroated on a charge of
ihe larceny of some goods from that
storo and subse.iuciitly arrested on n
ehargo of obtaining money unVlor false
pretonses from a firm In Chiiso Clty, was
brought back to the city yesterday aul'
fering wlth u severo atiack of pneumonia,
lle was reK'i-.se-d on ball by tho Chasc
Clty anthorltles on aceount of hls ciltlcat
Washlngton's blrlliday falllng on Sun?
day. the Dnughtora of Iho Revolutlon,
whloh numbera a groat many ladioa ,in
Danville, lield n dollghlful reception at
the resldence or Mra. Jiimea G, Punn, thls
afternoon at I o'clock. Thoso who asslatod
Mrs. Penn to recolya wera Mosdanicvi J.
P. Wllllarnsoii, Jr? J. D. Spancor. Jniiies
,1 jyjekey. AV. 15. Clrlggs, 10.sl.y Cabell nn l
All?.>';.i^ttlsy Scluiulflolil Gray aml Llght.
Wot h-3|piR>> There wns a full ntlewl
nnce nnd tho evonlng was one of tlie
most enjoyahlo lu the history of tho or
Tho flght over tho rep.-nl of tho blde
wulk (ii'vliiianco cmitliiut'.i iinnbiiU-d. A
?..,.,.!,,| .....?,/,,. , ?? ii,. ,'lu- Co'miicII Wiis
hold lnst nlght for the purpose of eoii
sidu.iiig tt iviivMt.1 nf tiiu opunauc--. Tlio
Ordluuiiuo Coniniltteo inaiio Ita report on
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Twelfth and Bank Streets,
the petition of the merchants ask.lng a
repeal of tho ordiiiancc, anrl whlch had
been reforroal to them. reporting iidveise
ly. The matter is still to be agltated aml
tim ultlmatu outegme ia a. niiutcr of
Somo Falherly Advice.
Norwood, February 10, 1903.
Dear' Chlldren.? Tlio whlte peoplo ara
almost ns lgnorant ln somo thlngs ns
tho negroes worrylng over ordors to glvi*
negroes instead of turning ln nnd ctoltlg
tlio work. I,et the whlto people malio
tliPinsolvfs independent of eolored help.
U'e shall never prosper tlll we do tlils
ln the South. Colored porsons aro run
after hy whlte people to do tho work
and whlte people set by the flro nnd
abuso the nogro. I am tlred of lt atul
don't want my chlldren to oxpect itny
thhig of tho negroes. "Wa can't wnlt for
tho negroes to bo eduonted. \V? must
do the work now.
XVhl. D. CABEMj.
The McGI|l Cathollc Union.
Tlio regular weekly meetlng of tho Mc
C-IU Catliollo Unlon wlll Uiko pliu-o Mon?
dny nt 8:150 P. M. Tli? Hinclal attractloii
ui thls moetlng wlll be tlio road Ing of a
paper by Alr. John XV, ftolfely, Hls sub?
ject wlll be "Kullwny Operations."
Mr. Nnkuly l? a very forc-eful spenkur,
thoroughly ooilVCfanut wlth hla themo,
and wlll make hls subject lnterestlng and
lustruetlva to Al],
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Carnatlons, 30c. dozen,
Wedding bjcoratious, Xs,