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Miller ? Rhoads. Miller ? Rhoads.
P. N. CORSETS, $1.50
Very pretty Summer. Girdles, made of fancy morccritfod tape?
gives tho corset a silky nppearanco.
French Clasps, 10 1-2 Inches long, with tabs for attaching hose supporters.
Thore's a finish about these Corsets that will appeal to every
woman who desires a first-class article.
? Tho cork-protected clasp being one feature that will insure ease
Hand-Made Irish Point Curtains.
Samples that tve purchased In Now
When an Importar selects the Cur
Inlne he wishes to order for the com?
ing srason he's glad to cot rid of his
other, samples at almost any price.
?4.B0 to f 10.OO a pair for Curtains
that at least torty per cent, must bo
added to get their sctun.l value.
81-2 and 4 yards lonp.
S Social and \
S ?Personal \
' Lleutenant-Goneral C. Irvine Walker, of
South Carolina, commanding tho Army
nf the Northern'Virginia Department of
"[.'tilled Confederate Veterans, has ap?
pointed as sponsor ot his department In
the approaching reunion at New Orleans,
Miss Elle Maury Worth, or Richmond,
the jjaughter of Mr. and Mrs. .lames ?.
(Verth, and U10 granddaughter of tho late
illustrious Commodoro Matthew Fontalno
1 Miss Marguerite Jenkins Garland, tho '
Knughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood
Garland, of Wilmington, Del., will bo Miss
?Worth's maid of honor. Miss Garland's
iiither, who ontered tho Confederate army
?whon ho was only fifteen years of ago,
Ik a native of Lynchburg, Va., luit luis
been a resident of Wilmington for about
ten years. Through her mother, MJss
Garland Is connected with tho Jenkins
family of Baltimore. She has'visited Miss
"Wertli several times, and Is most plous
untly recalled by Richmond friends. As
Js well known hero, Miss Worth's father
nerved through tho entire war as a gal?
lant member of the Powliatiin Troop, en?
tering that organization ut the age of
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The .regular meeting of I lie Oak-wood
Glee Club will bo held Friday night.
Ma?on 27th, in tlio homo of Miss Emma
Dlacont, No. S20 North Twenty-third
Street. All members are requested to bo
present, as business of Importance In ro
iatlon to tho Raster picnic will be trans?
Officers Junior ?. M. A.
At tho regular meeting of the Junior
Oakwood Memorial Association last Mon?
day afternoon, Mrs. AJleo Fit?, was elect?
ed president; Mrs. D. P, Edwn.rds vice
president; Miss Ilollorini, treasurer, and
Miss Schermerhorij, secretary.
Invitations have been received in Rich?
mond from Mr. and Mrs. William Thom?
as Joyner for tho marriage of their daugh?
ter. Miss Mary Alice Joyner, to Mr. Ed?
ward Gordon Garllok.
The ceremony took pinco Wednesday
evening. April gth, at A o'clock, In the
nomo of the bride, at liarysburg, N. C.
Friends of Mr. Garllck in the city will
be much interested at tills announce
: During the week beginning March 30th
the Tennessee table is to hold ft "rum?
mage sale" at No. .1001 East Main Street.
The store secured for the purpose is in
a district where these sales are Immensely
popular and of great benellt to the poo
pie who patronize them. The ladies In
charge of the enterprise have tho Balls
faction of knowing that tholr work Is not
c.i-ly profitable to their oivn ends, but i.i
a very real charity to overworked moth??
ois and poverty-burdened fathers; of Gat?
? I Ics, who by Its means aro enabled to
buy ready-made clothes, shoes, stockings,
lints and 'many .other articles of neces?
sity, as'-'wefl as of pleasure, at merely
r.omlnal prices. Many needy people, who
for all tholr poverty are unwilling to
"beg, are In this way helped to supply
their wants without loss of independence.
If those interested In tlie work and will?
ing to contributo articles of various kinds
to add to tho Interest and profit of the
pale will give their names to any niomber
of the TennCsseo Committee or will send
u postal to Mrs. John Teefey, of No. 1136
North Seventeenth Street, their packages'
.will bo called for.
The season of Lent always brings a lull
to social life and gives a zenl to the roll
Blous thought of a community In which
it Is observed, There Is. therefore, tho
beauty of harmony between the season
nnd the series of parlor readings which
Miss Aunspaugh Is giving on tho faith
and spirituality of tho great poets.
Miss Aunspau'gh studies hor poet sym?
pathetically, and so centers the attention
of ber audience upon the vital truth
which permeates tho poem, believing that
all true nrt Is "to ennoble life and (ill It
with beautiful Uiouplits."
Tills week's reading will be given nt
Mrs. Jam?? T. Parkinson's. No. 000 Went
Franklin Street, Friday, Marcili 27th, at
? P. M. The subject will bo Browning's
The last of tbo tories ot lecture read?
ings taking pluee at Ilio Jefferson Club
-under, the auspices of Mrs. Edward N.
Caliseli will bo given this afternoon. The
subject of ilio afternoon will be. Brown?
lug'? dramatic monologue, "Fra Lippa
Lippe," which Miss Auiispuugli will treat
?rom ? very high standpoint.
The hidic-- t,t tho Hoard of tho Belle
Bryan Day Nursery and Kindergarten
bio sorry t? announce the failure of
This lias not been an established cus?
tom, but owing fi the pressing needs of
tl >? institution the ladles who bear the
burden ?if ? hi? work hoped to reive Ji the
hearts of the generous public In this way,
Gifts of any kind will be gratefully
receive,] throughout tbo coining week,
?nd wo plead with the people, of our city
to remember- the needs of an Institution,
so necessary tri the groat mass of work?
lug women, who toll for their daily
A delightful musicale for the benefit
of tho Uoulilana "table ai the Confeti?
orate Bazaar will bo given at No. 10
North Lauro) Street, April '.'d, ?it 8?0
J?, M?, under ibf> direction of Miss /.elle
Minor. The following well known musi?
cians will give the programme; Mi^e
Mamie Harrison, Miss Martha Knead,
Mrs. Maud Porter Gunn, Miss Adalr
Minor (violin). Mrs, Mabel McBaln, Mr.
Arthur Scrlvenor, Miss Belle Johnson.
?nd the Virginia Glee Club, consisting of
Messrs. Watklns, Morton, McBaln and
On account of. the inclement weather
tho regular bimonthly mooting cf tho
Woman's Christian Association was not
Tho next meeting, the second Monday
In April, Is very Important, as that Is
the time to bring In tho yearly contribu?
tions. AH member's rife urged to attend.
' ? *<>' ,- '
Tho chairman; of .""tho House Commit?
tee for the Church "Hill branch of tho
Woman's Christian Association will havo
a called meeting Friday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock at No. DC03 East Franklin
Street. Tho entire committee Is re?
quested to bo -present;
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? meeting ot tho Arkansas Committee,
at which every member Is expected to be
present, will be held In Lee Camp Hall
at 11 ?. M. Thursday.
The marriage ot Miss Norma. Wood,
the daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Wood, of Fork Union, Pluvannn. county,
and Mr. AYalte.r L, Todd, Jr., the son ot
Mr, W. L. Todd, of this city, took place
at 0 o'clock last night, the Rev. George
H. Snead performing the coromony.
The limiti of honor was Miss Mattio
Oppenhlmer and tho bridesmaids Mlssos
Helen Thema?, Agnes Sadler, Violet An?
derson and Bessie Snead.
The ushers wore Messrs. Worley, Clar?
ence Snead, Loo Coloman and Cutchlns,
with Mr. Thomas Todd as best man.
The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Todd
will bo In Fork Union.
The wedding was very quiet, only tho
families'niid intimate friends being pro's-,
ent. Including Mr. and Mrs. "W. I,. Todd,
Miss Edith Hntohor and Miss Lucy
Sncnd, and Mrs, C. W. Astrop, Mrs. J. B.
Green and Latirlo and George Oreen, of
Snrry Courthouse. Mrs. Groen and her
children and Mrs. Astrop spent Tuesday
nlffht here In No. 302 TSnst Grace Street
on their way to the wedding.
Meeting of C. M. L. S.
The Confederato Memorial Literary So?
ciety met yesterday at,noon, Mrs. Jo?
seph Bryan presiding.
The quarterly reports ot the vice-regents
proved very Interesting, those of Mrs.
Herbert A. Clalborne, of South Carolina;
Mrs. J. Taylor Ellysnn. of Virginia, and
Miss Baughman, of the Solid South, prov?
ing especially so. The regent for Arkan?
sas was apnqlnted?Mrs, Rufus J. Polk,
of Little Rock.'
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The'new members 'were enrolled, one
life member, Mrs. Docntur Axtell.? Miss
Bnughinan has very nearly completed her
collection of the f|les of the Southern His?
torical papers. The few romalnlng num?
bers needed to render the files comploto
will soon be added.
The secretary of th? soe|oty was in?
structed to write, to Mr. Christian, of the
House, who" has recently .Introduced a
resolution for tho'copying of Confederato
rosters, n.nd put at his disposal the valu?
able lists of the different States .which
are In the Museum.
Mrs. J. Hartwell ' Caboti and son,
Francis, of Cincinnati, are the guosts of
Mrs. W. C. Bentley, at No. 203 East
Franklin Street. Mrs. Caboll who will
only bo in Richmond for a few days hail
many friends as MJss Meta Logan, who
will bo glad to see her again.
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Mrs. A. L. Holladay and Miss Holla
day left Tuesday for Ashland, where they
will spend a week at tho Henry Clay
Mrs. Sally Garland Riggan. of Louis?
ville. Ky.j Is In the city with Mrs. War
field, at No. 201 East Franklin Street.
Mrs. Riggan was tho wife of Dr. George
W. Riggan. who was a professor In the
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
In Kentucky. She w|H bo In Richmond
for sev?ro] weeks,
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The committee for the Alabama table
will meet at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon,
at No. S07 Wost Franklin Street,
Tho Petersburg Index-Appeal ot yes?
"Mrs. Joseph Bryan and Mrs. 10. C,
Minor met quite a representativo gath?
ering of tho Daughters Of the Confeder?
acy yesterday afternoon In tho A, P.
Hill Camp Hall In tho Interest of the
Confederate Bazaar. Mrs. Bryan won all
hearts by her ???????a elinrni and Him?
plo exposition of tho alms of tho bazaar.
Mrs. Minor must have tnkfin lessons of
?her able husband In presenting her sub?
ject In so clear and lucid a manner.
Mrs. Robert T. Monde, president of tho
grand division of Virginia, assisted by
uuinbor of tho ladles of Petersburg has
Establish od a Contury Aro
THAT wp soil but one miality?
U TUB BEST?and that our
pricoH fur that quality ?ro THE
LOWEST?is- an incontrovorii
EJffpon satisfactory relcrenccs we
will be pleased to ?end ijoods on approval.
1107 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, 1). 0.
tha Arkansas table In rharpo nnd no doubt
they wltl do what thoy can to assist the
ladles In Mattine the barnnr & great suc?
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Tho spring art exhibit, which will open
about tho middle ?f: May and continue
for two weeks, will probably be held In
the CronehnW honso at Mnlh and Adams
t * ?
Miss Rebecca Walkor, of Richmond, ex?
pects to spend Easter In ClmrlottOsVlllo
as tho guest of Mrs, Mlcnjali Woods,
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Mr, William Klncklo Allen a promi?
nent young attorney of Amhorst Court?
houso, Is In Richmond.
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Mr. J, C, Staples, of Harrlsonbtirg, Va?
tins been Callod to the bedside of Mr.
Dudley Staples, Who is sorlously 111 In
MR. LOUTHAN WEDS
Popular Minister Takes a Bride In King
, and Queen County,
Mr. W. Klnklo Allen, of A*tnherst, Is In
the city on his way homo from King and
Queen county, whore on yesterday ho at?
tended tho marriage of his friend, Rev.
II. T. Louthan, a prominent young Bap?
tist minister, who took unto himself a
fair brido In the person of Miss Elisabeth
Rowland Hurt, of that county.
Mr. Louthan Is well known In Virginia,
having held- ???evortil prominent ? pastor?
ales slnco he ontered the ministry.
Miss? Hurt |s one of the most attrac?
tive young women of King and Quoon,
and Is a daughter of the late James
Thomas Hurt, ot that county. Dr. A. D.
Louthan, of this city, a brothor of tho
groom, noted as best man, and Messrs,
W. KlnklR Allen nnd H, A. Willis woro
The happy young couple left for a
Northern tour, and will make their fu?
ture homo In King William county.
Her Act Is the Feature at the Bostock
Show this Week.
The popularity of the Bostook Show
Is Immenso. ? Tho principal feature ?lhls
week Is the daring Madame Morelli, with
her treacherous group of leopards, pan?
thers and Jaguars. The various tricks,
stunts and performances given by theso
animals under this lady's dlroctlon aro
simply Indescribable and too numerous to
Among the specialties of her act are
her two beautiful Jaguars, "Rapier" and
"Cartouche," who roll globes, walk tight?
ropes nnd leap through an immensity of
spneo at the command of their mistress.
It Is an actr~that Is muoti admired and
will bo popular with our Richmond people.
TRADE TO MEET
Virginia Tobacco to Be Represented at
A special meeting ot the Richmond To?
bacco Trade will be hold next week, at
which timo the Hon. George E. Murrell,
superintendent of the Virginia Commis?
sion to tho St. Louis Exposition, will mnko
an addross on tho scope and plans tor?
tile tobacco exhibit at the groat fair.
It is hoped and believed by nil that
tho local trade will take a sufficloiit In?
terest In tho matter to seo tho State, so
far as Its tobacco product Is concerned,
well represented at tho exhibition.
Snap Shots "Uakon
&n Jfotei j?obbi'es \
Former Pollco Justice Samuel G. Wil?
liams, of tho city of Roonoke, was a dis?
tinguished visitor- In tlio city yosterday,
and was among his friends at Murphy's
Judge Williams Is well known here,
and was warmly received by his friends.
Mr. J. L. Mercer, secretary of the
Eastern State Hospital and a prominent
candidate for the now position of Stnto
Hospital Commissioner, Is in Iho dry,
and was at Murphy's last night. Mr.
Mercer Is very hopeful that Governor
Montague will see his way clear to name
hlm for tho place.
(Japtftlu Read, tho delegato from Meck?
lenburg county, when seen at New Ford's
last night, expressed rogret that ho could
not roach his homo Intime to attend the
funeral nf his life-long friend and neigh?
bor, Hon. George P. Tarry. Said Mr,
Read: "I regard his death not only as
a great porsonal loss, but as ono Irre?
parable to the county and especially so
to our home dlstrlot and to the church
of which ho was an honored member.
"1 wish to .express publicly tho groat
satisfaction 11 has given me, as his
friend, to know of the high osteom In
which he was held by men in public
Ufo about the Capitol, as evidenced by
expressions of sympathy I have received
from groat numbers."
(Murphy's: W, T. Aiinspaugh. Norfolk:
J. J, Cotton, Rock Castlo; W. Klnkle
Allei!, Amhorst; J. B. Richardson, Prov?
idence Forge; IT. A, Williams. Norfolk;
W. W. RulUn, Danville; Claggett B.
Jonos, King and Queen.
New Ford's: C. E, Norvell. Charlotte
OF GREAT IDEALS
Castro Withdraws Resigna?
tion from Fear of a Hot
(By Amo'.-liiteil Trenn.)
CARACAS. 'Tuesday. March 24.?After
rending hie spoetai message to 'Congress
to-day. Gonoial Castro withdrew his res?
ignation of the presidency of Venezuela.
Prostdent Castro's special message was
delivered to Congress this afternoon. I In
"When I abdicated It was not from
any small-minded or Interested calcu?
lation; ?tin less was it the result of any
sorry or ridiculous forco, which has no
place In u heurt wanned by tho heat of
After passing In review the dlfllcultloH
In ihn way of ihn government, he says ho
.sow how Ids Intentions wero misrepre?
sented und ho was disheartened, and nt
that moment resigned.
"Notwithstanding | hosq reasons, which
wero weighty to uiy mind," lio continuus,
"Congress does not accept my. resigna?
tlon and considers mo still useful. In lliu
government, I bow before their desire
and resign myself before the obligations
Imposed by mi' country, but only utili)
the work of pacifying the nation shall lie
complete and order re-established In tho
public adminlsltatlon. Remember It well.
Senators und Deputies, I believe my sepa?
ration necessary. You think otherwise;
I hope the futuro will prove you right.
Accept an expression of my supremo
?hanks for the generous demonstration of
which you have mado me the objoct."
When It was known that he had not
resigned u popular demonstration took
Beware of That Weak?
ness Which is (he Re?
sult of a Constitution
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Pennsylvania ^to Spend This
Sum tn Betterments,
AN ISSUE OF NEW STOCK
Present Holders Privileged to Buy
33 1-8 of Their Present Holdings at
Sixty Dollars a Share-Will
Bring In ?93,000,000.'
(By AtKclated Preti.)
PHILADELPHIA, FA., Maroh SB.-At a
meeting of the Board of Dlreotors of the
Pennsylvania Railway Company to-day
the privilege was given stodkholdere of
atlbecTlWng at 160 a share between June
llith and June 26th, Inoluslve, for 83 1-3
of their respective holdings as they stand
registered on the books of the com?
pany at noon on May 9th. Payments are
. to be made In three Installments?fifty
per cent, or $90. a share at the time of
making the subscription i seoond Install?
ment 25 per cent, or $16 a share between
Octobor 16th and October 26th; third In?
stallment 2f> por cent, or $16 a share be
twoon June 15th and June 2oth, 1004.
Thle Issue of, new stock Is expected to
bring Into the company about $98,000,000'
The board has also authorized the prose?
cution of all Improvements embodied In
the annual ' report, which will necessi?
tate an expenditure of about $7O,000,fOO.
These Improvements will be made prin?
cipally about New York, Pittsburg, Phila?
delphia and Washington. The board re
elocted A. J. Cassati and all of the old
WILL NOT VISIT GERMANY
North Atlantic Squadron Will Touch at
No European Port.
(By Associated Pre??.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, March L'5.-The
Navy Department to-day made public
a statement to the effect that the North
Atlantic Squadron would not visit Gor
many this Bummer.
When the ? summer manoeuvres were
projected, a fleet cruise was a feature.
When the report got abroad that the great
squadron was going to Europo, Baron
Sternborg, the German minister,' called
at thT! White House and, extended to the
Prosldent a personal Invitation from Em
peror William to have the fleet visit Ger
mnny, Now owing to the change of plan
the President has been obliged to de?
clino the Emperor's cordial Invitation In
behalf of tho floet, aleo conveying the
Information for the benefit of other Euro?
pean nations which might be Interested
Iti tho fleet's movements that? the North
Atlajtlc. Squadron.will not touch at any
point on the mainland of Europe.
NOT IN SIGHT
Commander of Q, A. R. Says Prejudice
Is Dying Out.
(By AMOcIatefl Prc?i.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA,'. March 25.-Qen
eral Thomae Stewart, commander of the
Grand Army of the Republic, arrived here
to-day. A delegation from the local post
"met him. Later he. was escorted to tlhe
Baptist Church on Tulane Avenue, whero
he addressed members of this department
of the army.
General Stewart said prejudice was rap
Idly dying out,? both ? In tho North and
tho South, but he did not think that a
reunion of tho Blue and the Gray was yet
In sight. General Stewart left for-Wash?
ington to-night, from which place he will
go- to Philadelphia.
CASE WILL BE FOUGHT
IN THE HIGHEST COURTS
(By AMoclated Pre??.)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., March 26.-19. B.
Williams, local manager of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, was convicted
of the violation of a certain section of the
State pool selling law. and was fined $60
In tho First Division of - the Criminal
. Tho defendant was adjudged guilty of;
tho violation of section two, of an act
"to prohibit book-making or pool sell?
ing on horse races and other forms of
gambling" by oTIowlng alleged bets to
bo transmitted by telegraph,
Prominent counsel probably will be se?
cured and It Is said the case will be
tought In the United States court?.
REFUSES TO LIVE WITH
(Special to The Tlmes-DI?puteb.)
NRW YORK, March 25.?If a. wife re?
fuses to live In the same house with her
mothor-ln-law, her husband Is not obliged
to support hor, according-to Magistrato
Connorton, tho' Solomon of Long Island
Oscar Gelslngor was In court to-day,
on complaint of his wife, Bertha, who
charged htm with abandonment. Geisin?
gor said that ho was willing to provide a
home for her,
"But, Judge," Interposed Mrs. Golsln
ger, "his mother lives with.him and I
refuse to Ilvo In the same house with
"It Is his house," replied the magis?
trate, "Ho has a right to havo his
mother there If ha wants her. If you re?
fuse to, Ilvo with him, thoro Is no law
compelling him to support you,"
BECKHAMS NAME WILL
GO ON THE BALLOT
(By Aesocliitecl Presi.)
FRANKFORT, KY.. March SS.?The
Kentucky Court of Appeals to-day affirm?
ed Judgments of the Franklin and Wood
ford Circuit Courts, respectively, holding
that the Democrat lo Stato Kxecutlvo
Com mit tea had ampin authority for cull?
ing Ilio Stato primary election, fixed for
Mny nth next, and granting Governor
Beckham a writ of mandamus compelling
tho committee to place his name on tho
ballot us a oandldato for the guberna?
FINE PLANTATION IS
ENTIRELY UNDER WATER
(By A?soclnte<l Press.)
NATCHEZ, MISS., March 25,-A break
in tho private levee at The Briers, one
of the best plantations In the county,
located about twenty-one miles' below
this city, has flooded that place, which is
now from four to five fnot under water.
A messenger was dispatched to Natchez
for tho steamer Joseph M assist In ro?cu
ii'.g the stock, some ono hundred head
having boon endangered. There are also
The best of all good ones?Silk,
'.'."' Derby and Soft,
Spring Styles Now on Exhibit.
Uve thousand tacks of cottonseed on the
ground^ tinker?'? Shed, arid It Is feared
all this yltf be lost.'
WIli^W?jI?B OUT QUITE A
i?bER OF EMPLOYES
(Dj AMOcUtod .Pre??.)
WASHINGTON; March 2?.~It was
learned at the Postofflce Department lo
day that while the resignation of Gmirge
W. Beavers, chief of the salary and al?
lowance division, was voluntary, It Is
but the forerunner of a number of other
resignations which soon are to follow.
It Is said that a condition of affairs
has . grown f? In the department which
has become Intolerable, and that a num?
ber of ohlefs of divisions and clorks will
bo given an opportunity to submit tholr
'resignation?, As a result of this an?
nouncement, there Is more or loss con?
sternation among tho employ?s In tho
deportment, It being understood that the
decision to weed out a nuinbor of offi?
cials has been definitely determined upon.
THREE UNWISE MEN WENT
UP STEPS AND DOWN
(By Auoclnted l'reii.?
WASHINGTON. D. C March CiY-Threo
man, In an automobile; attempted to
ride up the steps at the ast front of the
Capitol to-day. They reached the second
landing, sixteen steps from tho streut,
when the chain of the vehicle broke and
It ran back, but without accident. The
man who acted as chauffeur gave the name
of J, D. Hurlburt, and said he was from
Dterolt, Mich. His companions did not
givo their names, but ono of them said
ho was a police commissioner of Hart?
ford, Conn The chauffeur was arru:ted,
but later roloosed on $10 collateral.
DWELLERS BEHIND LEVEE
BEGIN TO REJOICE
(By AiioctKteil Pre??.)
VIOKSBUTiG, MISS., March 25.?An?
other day ; of fair weather, combined
with a diminished rate of rise In the
river, has raised high hopos In the hearts
of the dwellers behind tho levees in this
soctton. While danger'ls not yet passed,
It Is now believed that the rich Ya/.oo
delta will be spared the calamity of an
overflow. Tho river here came to a
standstill yesterday ovonlng at 51.4, and
has remained stationary all day. This
is a, foot lower than the 1K>7 record.
WIDE EXTENSION OF
CIVIL SERVICE RULES
? (nr. Associated Tro??.)
WASIIINGTON'/D. C. March ffi.-Un
der ? revision of the civil service rules,
to take effect April 15th. and announced
to-day, .the classified service Is extended
to all"positions which are subject to clas?
sification under the' civil service act.
Tho classified servlco hereafter will em?
brace all persons who are not mere ?a-?
borers or workmen, or are not subject
to confirmation by the Senate. Temporary !
appointments' will be restricted both In J
number and duration.
Col. Cabell Returns.
Colonel George C. Cabell has returned
from a visit to tho country home of his
frlond. Air. M, S. Valentine, In Powhatan
Mr. Dooner Here.
Mr. E. J Dooner, proprietor of Poon
er's. Hotel. Philadelphia, ,1s In the city
and Is registered at Murphy's.
RIVER FALLING AT
Situation Along Mississippi Is
Rapidly Assuming Normal
? \ Proportions, '."
. (By Aftuncliitcd Pre??.)
MEMPHIS, TBNN., March 23,-The rly
or to-night' Is falling at .1 fair , rate,
tho gauge showing 38,9 feet, a falli of
two-tenths since-? o'clock : this morning.
The situation Is rapidly assuming normal
proportions and all anxiety Is practical?
Some uneasiness Is still felt for the St.
Francis lov?es In Arkansas to tho north
of this city, but all news from that sec?
tion Is of a rosssurlng character.
. No trains havo yet succeeded In get?
ting ovor'the tracks a few miles west
ot Bridge Junction. It Is now tlyiugln
possible that Memphis may remain cut
off from the west for another day. Tho
.Iron Mountain attempted to run a- train
west this morning, but found that tho
track, which had been damaged >? dif?
ferent points, was not sufficiently repair?
ed for passage, ?'????'
"I uied CjttC?reit and feci Ilice ? new mm, 1 hnro
been ? eufferer from dr?pepil? and tour ?toniteli
for the Us? ?we- ?rear?, I bave been tiktn< medi?
ein? ?iid other dru?, but could end no relief only
for a ?hon time. G will recommend Cetcereti to
a?1 frlendt a? the on y tlilnu' for IndlsettloD tnd
Jour ttomiith and to keep the bowel? In good con?
Itlou. They ?re ?ry nice toe?}.'1 ..'',.
Htrry Stuokloy, Mftueh Chunk, P?,
CAM 01" CATrUHTIC
Pieetent. Palatable, Pottnt. T?t?e Oood. DqQood,
N?T?r 61clten, Weaken or Grip?. ??? ?o.?????*?,?
?old in bulk. The genuine mblot ?tamped 0 0 0.
Guaranteed to cur? or your money back.
HUrling Remedy Co.. Chicego or N.V. 599
ANNUAL MU, TW NIULIONI0XES
DR. FLOWER HAS
TO GO TO TOMBS
Unable to Furnish Ball, Which
Was Fixed at $50,000.
Grand Larceny Charged.
IBy Aiiio'cUtcd Prees.)
NEW YORK, March ??.-The grand Jur?
to-day returned an Indictment against
Dr, R. C. Flower, charging lilm ?' with
grand larceny In the first degree. Flower
was charged In tho Police Court with
having failed to make return for ?600 be?
longing to Mrs. Bollo Gray Taylor.
In asking that the ball be llxed at
$50,000, Assistant District Attorney Gard?
ner said: "This case rcprosonts a very
small portion of tho property which this
defendant Is accused' of having stolen.
The Stato claims that he has stolen $500,
<W. This, money has been stolon from
poor people. In some cases the peopln
frorfi whom the money wns stolen hayo
lost their reason. I consider the a mount
of ball should be fixed at $500,COO."
Flower was unable to-day to obtain ball
satisfactory to tho officials nnd was placed
in the Tombs.
WILL RESUME BUSINESS
Receiver Discharged and Mr. YarbrougK
to Settle With Creditors.
An order was entered In the Chancery1 \
Court yesterday by Judge OHnnan dis-"
charging Mr. Samuel E. Woodfln as re?
ceiver for the A. R. Ynrbrough Tooacru
Company, which recently niade an as?
' Mr. Yarbrough has arranged for a set?
tlement With his creditors and the as?
sets'Will" he turned over to hlrrt In order
that tills may bo effected.
The..business will be continued by'Mr.
A FINE DISCOURSE
Much Interest Being Manifested at
? Rev. Claggett Skinner preached a clear,
pointed, practical and effective sermon
at Leigh-Street Baptist. Church last night
from the text, "What doest thou more
than others?" The attendance was large
and much Interest was manifested.
Th?; meetings will continuo each night
this week at 8 o'clock, Dr. Skinner preach?
Captain Parks Out. %
: ? gentleman who Is Just from the Val?
ley Is authority for the statement that
Captain R. 8. Parks, of Page, will be a
candidate for a seat In the Senato thW
fall from the district composed of ths
counties nf Page, Clarke and Worr.Mii
Several other strong men are mentioned
for the placed
Mr. Fulton Here.
Sir. M. S. Fulton, of Front Royal, a
prominent member of the bar of Warren
county, and member of the firm of O'Fla
her'ty and Fulton, In In tho city. Mr.
,Fulton has practically decided to be a
candidate for the Sonato in tho district
'composed of tho counties of Page. Clarke
Mr. Tarry's Funeral.
The remains of Hon. George P. Tarry,
of Mecklenburg, who died In that county
of "blood poisoning' the other day. were
laid to rest at his old home on yester?
day. The funeral was largely attended.
Mr. Tarry having been one of the most
prominent men In tho county.
Mr. Southall Here.
Hon. R. G. Southall, member of Con?
gress from the Fourth District, and for?
mer member of Iho House of Delegales
from Amelia, was In the city yesterday,
niid was on the floor of tlio House during
tho session of< that body.
?Editor, of Tho Times-Dispatch: ?
Sir.?Referring to your editorial of
Mnroh 25th. headed "Why This Bill?" In
which you express a desire to hear the
"whys and wherefores of Its existence,"
I beg to say that Senate bill No.. 215 wan
offered by inc. I cannot think tliat.lt Is
either "remarkable" or "iihsurd," .?which
terms you apply to It.
In the first pince, the principle of (his
bill Is embodied almost entirely In tho
present rule governing (ho State Board
of Education under the present system,
and In, the second place only mal?es clear
the principio tihat a trustee should not
he permitted to purchase his own goods
and sell thorn Uo the people ho repre? ?
I conceive that I tits Is Ihn bill In a
nutshell. No. mail, In my opinion, fan
ho without prejiiilli-o In deciding between
iho product of IiIh own mind or hand and
that of another.
You state that the Information you have
h that tho h|ll was adversely reportci
by tlio Houso Comniitteo nnd tnken out
of the hands of the committee of the
Senate nnd passed. As u mutter of fact,
owing to the Illness of the chairman oi
Hie Senate Committee, no meeting of Hint
committee, had been held fur some timo,
and, therefore, ?fter showing the bin to
the members of the committee, and with
their approval, I nsked tho discharge of
the'committee from further consideration
of the bill nnd had II put upon its pas
sago. Tho Senator from Lynchburg city
uftnred amendments lo the bill, and I?
was discussed ai suino length and passed
the Sonato practically unanimously. The
cpinm'l'00 n' the House, Ilvo members
being present, reported tho hill adversely
by a voto of three to two. When It came
to Its passage In the (louse, after ?? dis?
cussion of nearly two hours, It was passed
without, amendment by a vote of sixty
lu-seven, thus disposing, of your chilni
fjiat the b||l had nu consideration.
?-Asciar as I am personally concerned; I
do not care whether the gentlemen you
name are off or on the Roani of Educa?
tion, but I do contend that no man should
bo aelected to choose text-hooks who is
pecuniarily Interested In the same, or who
has that prejudice which must lean to?
wards the work of his own mind,
Yours very truly,
???.-,,, , GI3QR0.B S.fiHACKELFUHO.
Richmond, Y.a,, March Mta.