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"Do you play "bridge' in your Rich?
mond whist clubs?" ? Richmond woman
was asked a short while since by a vis?
itor from Chicago.
"No," was tho reply; "our clubs have
a.11 ruled against it,"
"la that so? Why, how queer I We
play 'bridge' constantly, and have such
fun over It! Tou Rlehmondere must be
Well, oven If the Chicago woman was
correct in her estimate, It Is well to re?
member that there are compensations
for tho narrowness which Is born of con?
servatism and that looks askance nt the
Introduction of a card fad which has set
society to gambling whercvor It has beon
countenanced, and has brought tho fev?
erish atmosphere of Baden Baden and
Monte Carlo into drawing rooms nnd
?mart set circles, where heretofore such
a thing has been nn unknown and an un?
Perhaps the dangerous tendencies of
"bridge" aro moro fully acknowledged
and felt now that it Is nn established In?
stitution ln many cities, both foreign and
American, than at tho first blush of Its
appearance. These tendencies are n'rous
Ing rigorous protest through various
channels, one of the strongest bits of real?
ism tn recent art being an artist's concep?
tion on canvas of the breaking up of an
English "bridge" party.
Tho quartette of players In tho picture
Shows three dowagers nnd a young girl,
newly arrived ln London, who Is a pren?
tice hand at gaming. As sho has been ?
fleecollng as well as a. flodgllng tho play?
ing has just come to an end when the
gray dawn of day creeps into tho dls
hov'olled room, where the gamesters have
eat the night through. It cast Its pitiless,
Searching rays on tho confusion and dis?
array,, which greets its coming. Tho gas
still flaring, the discarded cigarette stubs,
the empty glasses, the faded flowers
drooping from their vases tn thc heavy
air suggest the very oppostte of nil that
womanly companionship should stand for
ln wholesome sweetness and purity.
Daylight ln the card room and on tho
card table Is pitiful enough, but the
painter has reserved tho strength of his
effort to dopict daylight on faces and
figures. The result of such effort Is most
unlovely. Whero one naturally looks for
the dignity, the repose ar.d the gentle?
ness of advancing years, ono seos In?
stead tho awakening of the passions of
greed, cunning and decolt. With tumbled
laces, faces yellowed by their unholy
vigil, eyes swollen nnd fierce the dow?
agers, with their lean lingers clutching
their doubtful Innings, seem the incarna?
tion of the spirit of evil gloating over the
successful conclusion of tholr conspiracy.
And the "fleecollng"?what of her? For
the f.Tst time ln her life, perhaps, tho
return of day Is unwelcome. Fear looks
out of her eyes, stained and terrified In
their appeal to thc Inexorable counte?
nances around her, countenances from
which every vestige of pity Is banished
by intense selfishness and lack of sym?
Denl'zatlon Is mingled with tho fear
which tbo girl evidently feels. Sho hns
eaten of tbe Treo of Knowledge and Its
fruit is bitter to her lips. Across tho
Joyousness of her hitherto carefree, In?
nocent Ufo has fallen the shadow of her
own wrong doing deepened by the wrong
doing and the. Injustice of others. Never
ngaln will life seem quite the same to
her for her natural trust and confidence
in human nature Is gone forever. :Brought
fnce to face with the Issues which have
rjrown out of an association which seem?
ed In the beginning to promise hor such
flifforent results, she does not know what
to do. Her empty purse and her empty
hands, her terror nnd despair accentuate
tho impression growing upon her that she j
has assumed heavy responsibilities which I
ehe cannot meet. ?
The ghastliness of the picture makes it'
repulsive and?yet and yet?tho artist has
put truth into his work, truth that lays ?
its hand upon the heart and bids tlio
passer-by look and bpwaro.
Richmond ..women pan bear to be called
? narrow sometimes, so can Queen Alex?
andra, whoso name Is a synonym for tlio
highest typo of femininity. Sho Is throw?
ing the whole weight of her influence
against "bridge" which Is no longer to
be permitted nmong the relaxations of
the English court.
And where the presfcnt head of the
English court points the moral and lends
the way, it is a safe way for club mem?
bers here and elsewhere to follow in,
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Mr. Dixon's Book.
The. new novel by tho author of "The
Leopard's Spots," Thomas Dlxon, Jr.. has
Just made its appearance in Richmond,
thc wlmlows of tho Bell Book and Station?
ery Coufpiiny showing It to advantage
The book-covers being in rod and white
naturally attract the eye, the title and a
carnation in white standing sharply out
from the red back-ground. The title Is
sold to indicate the lino of a very thrill?
ing and powerful love story.
The Clarke House Party.
yesterday closed the roeord ot on? of
the largest and most charming of Vir?
ginia house parlies for this season, Klv
en in honor of Misa Margaret Cabell Car?
rlngton, of Richmond, by Mr. and Mrs,
Thomiib B. Clark, of "Clarkton," H&Uttix
Everything that could contribute to or !
promoto the pleasure of their young
guests, was thought of and provided by
Mr. and Mrs. Clark. A commodious struc?
ture erected on '.he lawn as an annex to
the hospitable Clark mansion, furnished
all additional room needed.
The whole lower story of tho annex was
thrown into one big room with nn excel?
lent floor for dancing. This room abo
?served the purpose of un amusement hall,
all sorts of Indoor gamos und diversions
being included in its furnishings. With
Mrs. Clark as ??killed, pianist and accom?
panist, and Miss Edna Hutter, of Lynch?
burg, Va., as a tine vocalist, a piano ?'*
cupylug a post of advantage In thu hall
became a source of endless delight to the
young ladies and gentlemen of the houso
Lawn tern.if. archery, picturesque WelHs
and drives, swimming parlies In StauntOO
Bivcr for the men, careful grouping ot
young people of both sexes for the lim?
era; hammock parties, where "three wue
ciintidi-rt-d a crowd"p the getting and put?
ting Into execution of a few practical
.??"okes. the tnrowlng of old shoe* alici
'driving couples for good luek'i- sake and
other similar jolly ventures, furnished tl.?)
material l(,r u'" day? of good, old-fash?
ioned Virginia fun.
On Thursday last iho entire company
?*as Invited to "?Staunton Hill," the home
Ol Mrs. Charles Bruce, and one Pf. the
most beautiful estau-s in the Old Domili?.
?The? young ladies in this eminently eu
lovable gathering o? ' pleasure-*eeltare
were the twp. Misses Clark, attractive
young UoiUbUes; Al!" WI?fV?( V**?*
MISS EDWINA R. NEWMAN,
Whose sweet soprano voice Is now being cultivated In New York.
Carrington and Miss Margaret Watkins
of Richmond; Miss Mary Winchester, of
Macon, Ga.; Misses Edna Hutter and
Sally Hamner. of Lynchburg; Miss Jane
Brown, of Nelson, and Misses Evelyn and
Annie Baylor and Kathleen Bruce, of
The masculine contingent included Mr.
Thomas Watts, Mr. William King, Jr.,
Mr. Colston Blackford, Mr. Garland Hnni
ner, Mr. Howoll C. Feathorstone, Mr.
Henry Minor nnd Mr. Stratton, of Lynch?
burg; Mr. Wythe L. Klnsolving and. Mr.
Wood Bouldln, of Houston; Dr. Thomas
Watkins, -f Randolph; Mr. Lewis Brown,
of Arrington, Nelson county; Mr. Joseph
Stebbins, ?Mr. John Fry, Mr. William
Owen, and JDr. John Owen, of Soutli
The genuine hospitality of the hosts,
the conspicuous absenuce of formal
starch, the perfect freedom and abandon
of Innocent mirth, evidenced m laughter,
singing and dancing, rendered m large
as-ornbly of young people not only very
happy, but largely the debtors of Mr. and
Mrs. Clark for an ideul midsummer sea?
son of memorable jollity.
Mrs. James T, Vaughan announces the
engagement and approaching wedding of
hor daughter, Miss Mabel Vaughan, to
Mr. James T. Carneal.
The marriage celebration will take
place during tho early atitmun, in the
homo of Mrs. J. Frank Simon, of Balti?
more, who ls the sister of tho bride-to
Miss Vaughan Is endowed with many
und unusual attractions, and has been
greatly admired ln Richmond, Baltimore
and other cltlo whero she has visited.
Her father, the late James T. Vaughan,
was actively connected with Richmond
business circles for many years, and was
a most highly esteemed citizen.
Tho groom-elect ls tho son of Mr. J. D.
Cameni, and Ih a Junior partner of tho
firm of J. D. Carneal __ Sim. His enter?
prise and success huts kept puce with
his popularity, which has given him a
great number of friends ln Richmond,
The announcement Is one of great In?
Wednesday, July 20tb, witnessed a
double celebration in Die homo of Mr.
und ?Mrs. William R. Brock, on West
Clay Street, where tho seventy-first birth?
day of Mrs. Brnck und ihe fifth anniver?
sary of Mr. and Mis. Brock's grand?
daughter, llttlo Miss Fannie Brock Cot
trell, were fittingly observed.
Among tho many friends who gathered
lor congratulations wero Mr. and? Mrs.
M. V.. Perch'ai, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. J. Brock,
Mr. and Mrs. .1. H. Cottl'ojl, Misses Kva,
Nota and Grace Howard, Miss Mary i'er
liv-.l, Miss Ruth Harris, Miss Willie Har?
ris and MIsh Inez Wright; Messrs. Mau?
rice Pcrclval, Heth Perclval und Wythe
Guests were welcomed by Mr. und Mra.
\V. R. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brock,
Misses Fannie and Rena Brock.
The Orange Horse Show absorbed a
laiga share of attention here, au well ns
or. the- i;n,uii(i.-. Tho attendance at tho
show was largo for both day?'.
Thu Im Pont?, of Philadelphia, who
have bought "Monipeller," tho former
home Pf President Madison, occupied Q
box. Bo did the family of Colonel and
Mrs. Alexander Cameron, who ?irove> over
t?i the i.liuw from Cameron, Lodge. Among
other box occupants wero Miss Belle
Peritine. Mrs. R. 'G. Hunter, Miss Eliza?
beth Hunter, of Richmond; Mrs. R. C.
Macon, Mrs. Julia Moni?, Mrs. Allan
Potts, Mrs. Nannie Langhorne Shaw, Mr.
and ??-. Charles Hurkamp, Mr, H. T.
Holladay, the Misses Holjuday and their
guests, tho McCmnlis und the. Uynos.
Governor A. J. Montague sat with I?r.
Lawrence Rleketls, whose guest he was,
Miss Gertrude Skeitun and Mrs". Court??
(and Smith In their riding wero most ?yc.
i-iitfiil. Mist Daniel sustained a fall, but
was fortunately uninjured.
Naturai Bridge Excursion.
After a charming yjiit ta the Natural !
Bridge of Virginia, tbo Retreat excur,
-lonl.t. returned to Richmond, delighted
with their trip nnd It.^ many tvoud'-usly
beautiful scene*. Mr, <'? H. Pulton, pro?
prietor of the- hotels, wus most kind? and
irti noting undone that moult] cond ? ? la
the comfort -''"d plea sur.. of his? guests.
The party was compose, of the following:
Mrs. YV. B. Murray, Mr?, O. .V, Wing*
(tel., Mi- ?'. !?;. Btaey, Mrs- H. W. Kb.??
ii.-ii and Mra, 0, K. Bovver?, of the Ra?
in it poard; Mis? Uottlo Halley, Orange
burg, B. >'?: Ml.? Bottle Huggln?, Cave
_.'l}'. .__.; ?i?.-?? ?? Utili. _?U-_-.. Ciuuiu.
nati, Ohio; Mrs. Ezra Browning, Scran
lon, ?a.; Miss Kate Phillips, Miss Lily
Phillips, Hampton. Va.; Mrs?. L. E. XV.
Meyberg, Miss Lizzie Trevlllan, Ashland;
Mrs. W. D. Spratley, Miss Mary Pollard;
Miss Annie Pollard. Miss Emily Luns
ford, Miss Mary Lunsford, Petersburg;
Mrs. D. A. Brown, Mr. Stuart Brown,
Mrs. Ida Williams, Miss Frances Murray,
Mr. Clifford Walker, Miss Nettie Brown,
Miss Lily Pearce, Miss Bernlce Stall, Mr.
Benjamin Turner, Miss Grace Leavltt,
Miss Alleo Leavltt; Miss Florence Leavltt,
Mr. E. L. Trant, Miss Eliza Fox, Mrs. J.
E. I-Iutson, Miss? Bossle Lee, Miss Annie
Whitlock, Miss Kate Whitlock, Miss
Fannie Taylor, Mrs. W. G. Duke, Mrs.
M. W. Price. Miss Sadie Price, Miss Myr?
tle Owen, Mr. T. S. Wlnn. Mrs. T. S.
Wlnn. Miss Nellie Winn, Miss Rosalie
Sha for, Mr. J. S. Francis, Mrs. J. S.
Franchi, Mrs. F. B. Pemberton, Miss
Elizabeth Pemberton, \ Miss L. Eichel,
Miss H. Bottlgheimer. Miss H. Blnswan
ger, Miss K. Blnswangor, Mrs. \V. C.
Schmidt, Miss Minnie Schmidt, Mrs. L.
L. Chlldrey, Mrs. B. A. Allen, Mrs. XV. T.
Smoot, Mrs. L. E. Angel and Miss L. B.
As thta excursion was such a success,
MISS PATTie V. ISAACS,
Who will sino In Grace-Street Baptist Church Choir next fall. Miss '"?." '""?"'*
wick for New York, where ehe goes to have the benctit of tho best vocal Instructors.
It will be repeated In September by re?
The Rev. W, H- Whltsltt. of Richmond
College, with his family, will spend Au?
gust ut Hotel Lo Noel, Bon Air.
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Miss Albe? Doyle 1- spending several
week.? ut Virginia Bench.
Mie. John W. Muti-iii is at Ocean View
for nevera! wMkca, aiter which she win
Visit rei.ni.??? ai d frlenl*" In Norfolk and
Newport fit '??.'?
Miste. Emily n itcheton, .Mumie Jones,
Loula? l'etti, and lieiii? Winston aro_a
quartette of Richmond yo.mg girls wTio
aro spending tho surnmor in Ashland,
MI??c. Mini e and lltittle Wulker, of
tCoutl_n__iS wn S-v?utU l'a?-.).
The Congressman and Wife to
Sail Next Wednesday.
PLACE IS TAKEN BY STORM
Merry Party Visits Mrs. S. R. Fitzger?
ald?Tho County Lovy of Piltsylva
nla to Remain Unchanged.
CHATHAM, VA., August l.-Monday
night a largo party of young people from
Chatham stormed Mrs. S. R. Fitzgerald ?
at her beautiful and hospitable country
homo, noar this place. The occasion was
to mako merry the evcnln m honor of
her daughter, Miss Blanche and Miss
Beulah Ponton, of Danvlhc, now visiting
her. The party was accompanied by Prof.
L. B. Wliltohoad's band, which dis?
coursed very inspiring imislc tho evening
through, adding much to the ploasuro of
The party was compoecd of Misses An?
nie Davis, Bosslo Dabney, Ada Balanz,
ond Mary C, Payne, of Chatham; Josso
Warrenier, of Jotersvllle; Rebecca An?
derson, of Keeling: Lula Whlto, of,;Naw
Orloans; Besa ond Armene Andrews, c-t
Staunton; Messrs. Coleman John, low"?
Whitohead, Dr. T. L. Whitohoad, Dr. C.
L. Cartor. Dr. H. P. Carter, R. I. Stltn,
E. F. Dabney, J. E. Lanier, L. J. banus.
W. E.. Davis, Berkley Shields, I'-nsar
Whltchoad, J. P. Hunt, Jr., and Wm.
Fitzgerald; chaporono, Mrs. Walter L.
Mrs. Fitzgerald proved herself a most
charming hostess end many woro the ex?
pressions of a most delightful time when
timo for leaving came.
THE COUNTT LEVY.
- The Board of County Supervisors met
In annual session Monday and adjourned
-Wednesday. The county treasurers re?
port was audited and found correct. The
county levy, which is ono of tho prin?
ciple features of the annual meeting was
mado tho same as last year, which is ft.uQ
on the $100. ? .??'-,
AV. M. Cardwell's claim for $400 oxtrn
work on the bridge over PlgS River, near
Museville, was disallowed and appeal wau
taken to the County Court. The finan?
cial condition of tho county Is now much
better than it was two years ago, whlcli
speaks well for the present members,
soveral of whom will not be members
after January 1, 1901. - r,h?,i,__
Messrs. John E. Taylor, of Chatham
District, and J. B. Stone, of Staunton
River, will not be candidates for re-elec?
t-On. ?, t -nr
Messrs. Wilson, of Dan River; J, w.
Fuller, </ Tunstall, and C. W. Oliver, of
Banister River, havo opposition.
Mr. J. F. Graves, Democratic nominee,
for Pigg River, Is being opposed by an
independent. , , ,
Dr. L. E. Fuller has been declared
Democratic nominee of Callands, but the
, present encumbent, Mr. J. V. Reynolds,
? is a very prominent Republican, and will
| be a candidate for re-election at the gen?
Mr. Oliver Is the younges member or
tho Board, and at tho spring meeting
tho road machine In his district was dis?
continued, but he secured for his district
at the samo mooting 220 days' work to be
dono by the machines of tho other dis
Iricts, during the nine months In which
thc machines are operated.
The supplement made by the county to
tho salaries of tho Commonwealth's at?
torney, the sheriff, commissioner of rev?
enue and treasurer wero ordered to con?
tinue same as last year for six months.
Tho supplement heretofore allowed the
cleric of the County Court was cut off,
Miss Cora Wliitraore Is very Ul with
typhold fever at her homo here.
Mrs, Frank Boyotto and dm-ghter, Miss
Wiclillff, of Goldsborp, N. 0?i are visit?
ing relatives In Chatham.
Mrs. S. J. Turner and children return?
ed Frldny from a trip of several days to
ChtiBe City, Virginia Beach and Lynch
b C??greasra?n and Mrs. C. A. Bwanaon
Will -leave Sunday' -Pr Washington.
then.?, to New York on Monday from
which pince they will sail for Europe on
next Wednesday. They will be accom
panlod hy Mrs. ?. G). Lyons and Uaugli
ter, M?as Loulie Lyons, of ?,ohino"d?
The union picnic given by tha fc-unaay
schools of Chatham on Thursday, was
largely attended and thoroughly en.oy
ed. Tre children congregated on tho
courl green from which placo hey were
conveyed to the picnic grounds by ve
liiclt . whl I, hud been secured by the
committee flood things to out were hud
in abundance and nothing waa left w,
dono to ndd to the pleasure and comfort
of the children.
A basket picnic was given at Brow
Saturday, Aug. 1st. Dancing was Indulged
ln for several hours nnd a good time
was enjoyed by all. Dinner was served
on tho ground on cloths spread, laden
with good things to cat, which refreshed
tha weary pleasure seokors very much.
g fairmount 9fows ?
Mr. Black will preach this afternoon nt
4:30 o'clock at the Union Sunday-school,
on V ?treet. Sunday-school at 8:30. All
are especially Invited to be prosont.
Mrs?. S. R. Gnry nnd children, Johnson,
Mario, and Muck, are having a delightful
time at Vontay, Goochland county. Miss
Florenco Holland Is nlso a guest at Von?
Miss Maria Sutherland, of Baltimore,
Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William H.
Burkert, at No. 1317 Twenty-second Street.
Mrs. Putnum, of Elmhurst, 111., is vis?
iting her sister, Mrs. William Burkert,
on Twenty-second Street.
MIsfi Lllllo McCann, of Twenty-first
Street, who has beon visiting relatives
In Newport News for somo time, Is ex?
pected homo to-day.
Mrs. Charles P. Perkins and children
nro In West Point, visiting Mrs. Moore,
tho slstor of Mrs. Perkins, and other rel?
Rev. C. C. Cox han returned homo from
West Point, whero ho ?spent a few days.
Mrs. W. G. Smlther. of the West End.
visited her sister, /Mrs. J. XV. Ralnoy,
during tho poet week.
Little Lewis Davis, who hae been so
very 111 with typhoid fever at the resldenco
I of his grandfather, Mr. William Brauer,
I on tho turnpike. Is now able to be up,
I but IS still exceedingly weak.
Mr. W. W. Pendleton has returnod from
Oakland, Louisa county, whero ho visited
Miss Florenco Holland Is with her friend,
Mrs. S. R. Gary, at Vontay.
Tho many friends of Mrs. Harbough
will bo glad to hear of tho recovery of
her two children, Josephine and Joo, who
havo been 111 with fever slnco tho last of
May at the homo of their grandfather,
Mr. William Brnuer, on tho turnplko.
Little Eugono Collins Is quito sick at his
father's homo, on Twenty-second Street.
Mrs. William Woody, who has beon
ciulto indisposed for Beventi days*, Is Im?
Tho Misses Points, of Huntington, W.
Va., nre tho guests of Mrs. William
Woody, on Twenty-second Street.
M/lus [Nannlo Bullock is in Carolino
county with her mother.
Mrs. Kenny Is Improving rapidly at tho
resldenco of her daughter, Mrs. Henry'
Mrs, George Tyrco continues quito pick.
Little Wlngnold Sims is ill with fever
at tho home of his parents.
M/s. C. W. Pollard and son, Leonard,
who have been visiting relatives ln Hen?
rico county, havo returned home.
Mrs. T, Walker Jeter and children are
visiting in Isle of Wight.
Mrs. Nettle Ncwberry nnd son have re?
turned from Buck roo, Beach, whero they
spent several weeks.
Eula Sims Is vlsiitlng her sister, Mrs.
Mamie Granger, at her homo on Church
Mrs. Willie Overby's friends will be glad
| to hoar that her sister. Miss Bertha
White, who Is so HI at her homo ln
j Buckingham county, and who wns thought
to have beon In a dying condition scv
i era! days ago. Is now bettor. Mrs. James
I Pickles is at her sb-ter's bedside.
1 Tho ladles of tho Fairmount Baptist
Church will have a lawn party tho sec?
ond week In August, Instead of the first
week, as was intended, as tho arrange
! rr.ents could not be modo In time for tho
? date set. Tho party will be held on Chur
I He Gordon's lot, Twenty-flrvt Stroot, In
Mr. Bunnle England, formerly of Fnlr?
mount, but now of Baltimore. Is visiting
his mother, Mrs, T. J. England, on Mc
? Professor J. S. Thlemeyers, of Balti?
more, Is also the guest of his relative,
I Mrs. England.
Rov, Mr. Anderson, of Haske.r Memorial
i Church, will fill tho pulpit at Fairmount
! Methodist Church Sunday morning, and
? Bev. Dr. Bennett, the presiding elder,
will preach for the congregation at night.
Tho pastor, Rev, J. O. Babcock, Is away
on hlji vacation.
Mr. Thomas Morris Is quite sick at his
heme. Mrs. Morris Is somewhat Im?
Little Miss Grace Taylor, of Church
Hill, has returned to her ,home after a
visit to her little friend, Louise Law?
Mrs. C. L. Ford and son left Saturday
for Charlotte county, where they will
spend several weeks.
Dr. A. B. Cosby, -wife and children,
have returned from a stay of two weeks
Rev. C. C. Cox will occupy his pulpit
at both sen-Ices to-day.
Tho citizens are glad to see the flre ex?
tinguishers have been placed In the boxes
Miss Minnie Abrahams, of King William
county, is visiting her cousin, Miss Mary
Pollard, on tho avenue.
Miss Gertrude Pollard, of Atlanta, Ga.,
spent Friday with her aunt, Mm A. M.
Never before in the history of our old
est resident lias anything occurred that to
thoroughly aroused the people as did'tho
grand opening at Fulton Park lust even?
ing. Long before the opening hour, as
announced In tho columns of tho dnlly
papera, crowds advanced from every
direction and by 8 o'clock tbo immense
pavillon was thronged with pnoplo who
came by every moans of conveyance, ?
Mnnv who left Richmond for West Point
stopped over at Fulton Park so ss to be
among the first at the opening festivities.
Tho Moor of the Pavilion having boon
waxed and polished to a satin smooth
necs, was a source of delight to both
dancers and onlookers. The music was
excellent and added enthusiasm. The
musical railway was mitronlzed by hun?
dreds of people far exceeding all expecta?
tion of the management.
Vour correspondent wns accorded very
flattering attention on Thursday by the
president and genera} manager of Fulton
Park, being shown over tho grounds, tak?
en over the musical railway and to whom
everything was explained in detail, an?
whose personal opinion -pronounces It In
many ways to be the most attractive pic?
nic i-rounds in the* State. It can he
reached by either electric or steam oars
at llttlo cost. Affords amusement that
cannot be found elsewhere. Thick pine
woods aro at close range. Pure water
in abundance and tollot facilities ore un
?.?F?-lled. . _ .
On Wednesday H_st a large Sunday
school picnic from Black Creek, Hanover,
who came here to Join excursionists en
route to West Point, swooped down upon
the management. After much coax Ing
the accommodating manager ordorod the
englu? started up and the happy pic
nickers .were soon skimming the Jolty
heights of the musical railway, rldln.y
untll the approach of the train woe In
waiting and then reluctant nt leaving he
.on behind, took their departure but
upon their return in the evening they
again rushed to the sceno of their morn
Ing'e pleasure and for a time wild excite?
ment pervaded the atmosphere. The pic.
nie party was augmentod by many vl...
tors from Highland Springs, Seven Pin?a
nnd other points, so that an opening party
waa literally forced upon the manage?
nient before final preparations had .been
? c. w,? j-ckman. who for some timo ton
| been hevo superintending the erection or
e? e? \& wtvv* */i ?????
Fivo or six hundred garments have been priced down
to meet the popular demand for "cut-price sales." Thero
is no defect in any of them ; all aro as perfect as when
bought and aro the choice patterns in lawn and percale
of tho entire season, nevertheless tho reduction of
1?4 in each grade
means a great saving to you right at the time you need
these garments. This is how they're reduced:
Old Price, 98c $1.25 $1.50 ,$1.75 $1.98
Sale Price, 79c 98c $1.12 $1.38 $1.48
Continuation Skirt Sale
Thero is a good assortment still in stock of thoso dressy and
popular Etaruino Separate Skirts that mado euch a run at the sale
last week. t , .
Imagino the bargains by tho following quotations :
$6.00 Etamino Skirts now $3.69.
$10.00 Voile Skirts now $6.75.
$13.50 Peau do Soie Skirts now $9.75.
Golf Vests, Blouses and Jackets.
Tho coming popular fad?mado perfectly and to fit tho forni?
tilo output of tho lending knitting mills of this country.
Colors: White, black, red or green. Also, combination
Prices, $1.12, $2.62, $3.98.
the musical railway, for which his broth?
er, S. E. Jackmnn was contractor, left for
Now Tork on Wednesday evening, after
witnessing the successful operation of tho |
Miss Ruby Fulton ha? left for Old
Point, where sho will remain for sove
Mrs. Ben. Tucker and daughter, of Old
Church, Hanover county, were guests
during the weoks of Mrs. J. W. Powers,
of Virginia Avenuo.
Wm. Parsley, of Richmond, called on
Mr. and Mrs. Powers during the week.
Messrs. Robert Jordan, Robert Sims,
T. A. Jordan and R. R Burnett, all of
Hanover, were also recent guestes at tho
home of Mr. und Mrs. J. XV. Powers.
Mrs. McKlnney ls still confined to her
homo by severe attack of neuralgia.
Mrs. I. W. Dorset and llttlo son, L?c,
were guests of Mrs. S. W. McKlnney on
Mrs. Rohleijdo waa also a recent visitor
of Mrs. McKlnney.
Rosle. tho little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fiynn, is improving under the care
of Dr. B. A. Roopo, of Highland Spring-,
The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg.
Stowart Is very much Improved In health.
Ground privileges have been assigned
to the Druids, who on Monday the ipth
Instant, will hold their annual picnic at
Fulton Park. I
- BY MRS. M'OELLER
Picking Blackberries While
River was Being Dragged
For Her Body.
COLUMBUS, OHIO, August l.-.t was
because Mrs. Churlos Moellcr. of CJark'a
-.lilis. In this county, believes?or rathor
did believe?in wearing of male attire at
certain times that the countryside near
her home was aroused and the Scloto Riv?
er dragged for her remains.
Wrhcn her husband woke up tho other
morning at an early hour ho missed hl3
companion from his side. On tho clmlr
near the bod were her garments un?
touched. Moeller arose and went through
the house looking for her. but in vain.
He went about calling hor name, but
thero was no ro_pon_o?sho had disap?
peared. Now, thoroughly alarmed, he
went to the nearest neighbors and enlist?
ed their support In looking for her. A
telephone message was sent to this city
asking their son to come out and assist
In the work.
After the well had been searched It
was decided that she had thrown herself
Into the river, and noles were secured
and prodding begun. In the midst of the
hullubuloo Mrs. Mooller -tallied into tho
house wearing ? suit of her husband's
clothes and .urrylnsr two buckets of
blackberries, which sii? had picked
while her life partner snored. Rcmov
ing her spouses hoot- she put on her
slippers and dismissed the searching par?
ty with her thanks for their solicitude.
It la said thut Mr. Moellcr hns not yet
mado It clear to her why he should h-\'o
conceived the Idea that she had attompted
AN INDIAN PRIEST
SAYS HIGH MASS
Figures In an Extraordinary
Service In Oklahoma.
A special to the Cincinnati Enquirer
An extraordinary service was held nt St.
Joseph's Catholic Church In Oklahoma
City, when high mass was said by Father
Albert, the flrstf ull-biood Indian ever con?
secrated In the Roman Catholic Church
in America or In the world.
Father Albert was born and reared in
Pottawotarrile county, Okla., and Is a full
blood Pottawatomlo Indian. His bright?
ness and ac?iulsltlvcness In school at
iructod the attention of Mother Katharina
Drexol, the daughter o? the Millionaire
JDrexe!, ot Philadelphia. At her own ex
pens? sho sent him to the Carlisle Indian
?school. He wns later tranSierred to th?j
Roman Catholic Collose at Washington,
-D. C, to be educated for the priesthood.
lie was the honor man ot his class, and
?was then sent to Rome, where he studied
philosophy and theology for four years
In the Fropoganda College, being on*
year ln the College of the Pope.
Father Albert received the blessing ofl
Pope Leo XIII. shortly before that Pon?
tiff was stricken with his last Illness.
He then sailed for America and was con?
secrated hy Right Rev. Theodore Mcers
chaert, Bishop of Oklahoma and the In?
dian Territory. His work will be among;
tho people of his own raco In the two
TO BUILD RAILWAY
A special from La. Forte, Ind., to the
.Philadelphia Inquirer says!
Patents have been granted to It. T.
VnnVulkonburg, a successful Inventor pf
this city, covering the construction and
operation nt an automobile railway. Cap?
italist? have taken it up and organized
to build tho llrst lino from Toledo to
(Cleveland, contemplating a Chicago ex?
tension later. The railway, twenty-ono
feet wldo and Ingeniously drained, Is to
be made entirely of cement, laid for tho
accommodation of heavy vehicles at the
outer sides and lighter and faster ones
ln the center. The wheels run In grooves,
with an appliance permitting one to tura
out at uny timo into the other track.
A lino of passengor autos will be oper?
ated by the compnny. and private vehi?
cles will be admitted on the payment of
toll. The cost of construction will be
low, of inalntenunco almost nothing, and
of operating comparatively slight. Ex?
pert engineers pronounce the object en?
.... ? ?
Sir Thomas Upton, an Irishman born
in Scotland, two years a farm hand In
.South Carolina, owns H>0 stores In Eng
l.-mrl two packing houses In America, em
plnvH 11X00 coolies ?rowing tea anrt has
spiuit f2,000,000 of his fortune of $o0,000,000
in failing to raise the yacht cup.
OF BAD BLOOD
And while not always painful are aggravating beyond expression. Witt
few exceptions tbey are worse in spring and summer when the system begin,
to thawoutand tbe ?skin --? -
is reacting and making
extra efforts to throw oi?
the poisons that have
accumulated during the
winter. Then boils aud
pimples, r?ishes and
eruptions of every con?
ceivable kind make
X Buffered with Boi-ema of tho bandi
and faco for over ? year, It waa not only
annoying and painful tout very ua?
sightly, and I disliked to _-o out In the,
I tri-?? at louutu.dozen soaps und salvsa
and booaino very much discouraged
until I road in tuo paper of th. ouroa
iQfformed through the use of ti. ?, ?. I
?,o_formed throuirU the use or ?. ?, a. X
iati little faith ot first but determined
to ifivo it a month's fair trial at least. I
am iilous-il to stato that I soon noticed a,
ceiva?-?. --..-u ?_-?_?-?. >- eUarlit? improvement, eu?lcient to decido
their aoneamnce, and ?,? *-??,?,? it 5?After the use of six bottles my skin
^eVaSTetter-?ie ^g^g^^^W**^ * y?"
twin terrors of skin **?.??*?* *B? Mise GflNEVA BBIG08.
diseases ?Nettle-rash, _.ia ?0> -tlj 8tti -Minneapolis, Minn,
rn?suCh^L?nskiuVtroubles as usually remain quiet during cold weather,
and enrich the blood, reinforce aud tone up the gen?
eral system and stimulate the sluggish circulation,
thus warding off the diseases common to spring and
________summer, The skin, with good blood to nourish it,
medical adviceVrW special inforuiation. This will cost you nothing.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA? GAa