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Unceasing Round of Gayeties
PRIZE EUCHRE PARTIES
Richmond Men Seem to Know Game.
Little Ones Play Cards Also? IViany
New Arrivals?Golf Tourn?
tSpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
I.OCKB1UDGE ALUM SPRINGS, VA.,
August 1.?Well did Solomon say: "The
prudent man foroseeth tho evil and hldeth
himself." Tho wisdom of tho great phi?
losopher of Israel hns beon exemplified,
for all this week thero has boon a tre?
mendous rush to this picturesque moun?
tain resort by those anxious to escape the
slzzlo und glaring heat of tho sun. The
llrst of August has come, and with It
an unceasing round of gayety, and from
now on thero will ho a succession of balls,
germane and card parties. Each day
bring? Its own particular round of gay?
eties to record, until oven those who como
to pose as Invalids are drawn Into tho
general pleasant whirl.
Rockbrldge Alum holds many charmed
memories for those who havo mede It
for past seasons their summer home, as
well as for some who come only as tran?
sients. Thi-.' year ls rather notable for
the new faces seen here. The old habitues
meet here, too, and renew again their ac?
quaintances, strengthen ties made, and
It Is llko tho uniting of old families which
have been separated.
The progressive euchre party given on
"Monday night was tho largest of the sea?
son and the prizes the most elaborato.
Thn first lady'? prize was won by Mrs.
Walter Cox, of Bethlehem, Pa.; the sec?
ond by Mrs. S. Stelner, of Baltimore,
Md.; tho consolation by Mrs. R. B. Ra
ney, of Raleigh, N. C, and the booby by
Miss Slaughter, of Owonsboro, Ky. The
gentlemen's prizes wore won respectively
by Mr. Pendleton Pope, o? Louisville. Ky.;
Mr. John Cabell, of Richmond. Va., and
Major T. L. Courtney, of Richmond, Vn,
Others playing were Mesdames Boyd, Ad?
ams, Carpenter, Popo, Woolfolk, Arm.
strong, Cox and Patton, and Misses Green,
Mayer, Tallaferro and Cox and Meiers.
Cabell. Carpenter, May.r, Raney and
The most attractive social feature of
the past week was the charming eight
hand euchro party given Wednesday by
Mrs. Walter Cox, of Bethlohem, Pa.
Her guests were Mesdames Alfred T.
Pope, John ?\. Armstrong, N. A. Rich?
ards, Robert Patton, L. C. Woolfolk, Lu?
cilla p. Guest and Thomas N. Jones,
Dr. L. C. Brock and Miss Tallaferro.
Tho color scheme was yellow, and the
prize, an exquisite water color sketch of
the Springs, made by Mr. Cox, was won
hy Mrs. Alfred T. Pope, of Louisville,
Ky. Mrs. Cox kept the score and ali
present felt a tinge of regret that it
was her farewell evening, for by her
beauty and grace of manner she has won
Great Interest Is manifested in the
medal play golf tourament being played
by the following: Misses Anne and Fran?
ces Mayer, Estelle Courtney Bradner,
Green and Adams and Mrs. D.vwley.
Messrs. S. P. Ftggatt, P. Pope, E. L?.
Mayer, B. C. Dawloy, Hughes, A. H.
Boyd, John Cabell and James A. Frazler.
The juveniles held full sway on Thurs?
day, afternoon, when Miss Nelchen Arm?
strong, of Louisville, Ky., entcrto-nod
nt cards, to the delight of her many little
friends. Dainty prizes were enthusiasti?
cally captured by Misses Claudia Slayer,
ci Norfolk, and Adele Goldsmith, of Dan?
ville, Va.; Masters Leonard Mayer, of
Norfolk, and Alhert Steiner, of Baltimore.
Md. Others enjoying the game wero
Lillian Hughes. India Forrell and Glbbs
Patton nnd A. J. Locklln and Eugene
The most delightful Sunday evening ser?
vices were recently conducted by Rev.
W. M. Morrison, D. D., missionary of
the Southern Presbyterian Church to the
Congo Free State ln Central Africa, and
were followed with Intense Interest by a
large audience. He told ln an exceed?
ingly Interesting, though plain nnd sim?
ple, manner his experiences for the past
seven years In that far off land of dark?
ness and dense Ignorance. Dr. Morri?
son has been recently honored by Wash?
ington and Lee University with tho title
of D. D., which honor ho wears with
becoming humility and dignity. In the
opinion of his church and friends he has
a grand future before him, if his life
The past weok records the return of
many of the poular habitues of this fa?
vorite resort, the most prominent of
whom are Hon. and Mrs. Thomas N.
Jones, of Islo of Wight. Va. Others ar#
Major T. L. Courtney and Miss Estell
Courtney, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Henry
J. Goldsmith, of Danville Vn., and Mr.
and Mrs. S. Stelner, of Baltimore, Md.;
Mr. and Mrs. S. II. Brockenbrough, ?. ?
Waller, Absalom Waller, Jr., and maid, '.
Lexington, Va. Recent arrivala ara C. D.
Klmmo, Clifton Forgo, Va.; Miss Ethel
Schmelz, Miss Margaret Schmelz, Vir?
ginia; Miss Grace Wllbon. Baltimore,
Md.; J. L. F. Armf.old. North Carolina;
J. C. Caldwell. Clifton Forge; Mrs. R. G.
Blanton Richmond, Va.; Miss T. P. Dei
trick. W. J, Tyler. Richmond, Va.; A.
W. Cameron, Lexington, Va.; Chauncey
B. McCormlck, Chicago, 111.; E. R. Loo
mis. Danville, Vii.; Slg. S. Stelner. Mrs.
B. Stelner. Albort and Philip Stelner and
maid, Baltimore, Md.; Miss Lettle Boyd,
Miss Blanche Slaughter, Owenboro, Ky.;
E. C. Dawloy and wife, Charleston W.
Va.; Masters N. R. and C. R. Dawley.
Me?. XV. ?. Brooks. Baltimore, Md.; Mrs.
M. G McCormlck, Mise McCormlck, Miss
Eleanor McCormlck, Miss Ruby McCor?
mlck, Chicago, m.; Miss A. E. Flournoy,
Richmond, Va.; E. M. Parrish, South
Boston, Va.; Mrs. A. H. Noble, Philadel?
phia, Pa.; S. P. Fige?t, Roanoke. Va.;
Mr. L. P. Guest, David Porter Guest,
James L. Shelton, Richmond, Va.; Dr.
Walker, Miss White. Miss Feamester,
Miss Nickell, Mr. Blakelly, Mr. Bruce,
Mr. and Mre. White. Mlllboro, Va.; R. B.
Hurdock, Lynchburg Va.; Mr. J, W.
Bailey, Joseph and Weldon Bailey, Mrs.
William H. Doughtery, Miss Lucie
Dougherty, Gainesville Tex.; Mr, and Mij
R. B- Raney. Raleigh N. C; W. C. Long.
Miss Forrester and niece, Richmond, Va.j
Mrs. Lucie T. Nelson, Clarkesvlllo, Va.;
G. L. Courtney, Richmond, Va.; J. XV.
Carpenter, Miss Edna Dawson, Wilson's
Springs; William East, Wilson's Springs;
H. C. Wise, XV. B. Glllesple, Lexington.
Va.; Dellila Hastes, Ira Cummlngs, Col?
ll?rstown; S. ?. Smile, J. G. Gordon,
Cralgsvllle Va.; Miss M. A. Lee, Miss J.
C. Lee, Mr. J. S. Watson, Mr. ?. M.
Neall, Mlllboro, Va.; J. W. Carlisle, Clif?
ton Forge, Va,; XV. G. McCormlck, Gosh
en; Mrs, Wirt Adams, Miss Adams, M.
Adams, Miss Green Jackson, Miss.; A. H.
? Boyd, Mrs. A. H. Boyd, nurse and baby,
ClArleston, W, Va.; John P. Morgan, O.
B. I'atton, Jr., Hunttsville, Ala.; XV. H.
Rapley, wife and son. Washington, D. C:
Thomas N. Jones, Mrs. Thorna? N. Jones,
Isle of Wight, Va.; Robort M. Loar,
Portsmouth, Va.; J. ?. WIckes, Mrs.
WIckes arid rimiri, Gladys R. WIckes, I
Joseph WIckes, Mary G. Wlck-as, Charles?
ton, Md.; R. K. Llpscomb, Hlnton, W.
Va.; Mis. J. J. Hnnrahan Thomas Han
ralian, Petersburg, Vs.; J. H. Smith.
Washington, D. Ci J. B. Gunn, Edna
Gur.n, Roanoko. Va.
Pretty One Danced b, Young People of
Staunton on Tuesday Evening.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.;
STAUNTON, VA., Aug. L?The pret?
tiest and most largely attended gorman
given ln SlHiiutoji tur cevera? years wna
the mid summer german given by Staun
tor'g goung men on Tuesday night at
Highland Park. A number of young
ladles and gentlemen. Who have been
spending their vacations at tho different
summer resorts, returned to Staunton to
The chaperons were Mr. nnd Mrs. Her?
bert Smith, Mrs. Lilting, Misses Nettle
Tams and Mrs. Whittle, of Staunton, and
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Evans, of Win?
The merry dancers were gracefully led
through many new and beautiful figures
by Mr. John Crowter, Jr? with Miss
Among those dancing wero Mr. John
Cochrnn with Miss Bettle ?. Miller, Ers
kino Miller with Miss Elizabeth Jones,
W. Tlmberlake with Miss Annie Woodward
William Cook with Miss Besslo Jones.
Peyton Cochrnn with Miss Klrkpatrlck.
Y. M. Bol) with Miss Rosle Whittle, Mr.
Buck, of U. S. ?., with Miss Isabella
Gresham, J, B. Ranson and Miss
Nnnnfo Jones, Alexander Blockley with
Mabel Llttig, Fielding Oliver with Miss
Gre.tbam, II. L. Ople and Mary Ranson,
Rodger Toung with Jonle Duncan, J. XV.
McChestncy with Bessie Bnker, Mr. White
nnd Misi DeBowe, Mr. Eyster with Miss
Evelyn Shreckhlse. Frank McFarlnnd with
Miss Katie Elchelberger. Charles Sterns,
of Charlottesvllle, with Miss Helen
Clay Miller. Charles East. W. Klnney
and L. B. Lewis were the stags.
Refreshments were served nt midnight.
SOCIAL EVENTS AT
Some Weil-Known Virginians
Who Are Visiting
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., August L?
Captain and Mrs. W. F. Coates gave a
hay ride on Wednesday night In honor
of their guests, from 8 to 10 o'clock. Re?
freshments wero served during the eve?
The Misses Tyler wore hostesses on a
hay ride to the dam across the Rappa
hannock, one milo above this city, one
night this week, where covers were
spread and a picnic supper served. A
merry time was spent for several hours.
Many from this city attended the horse
Bhow at Orango on Thursday and spent
a pleasant day.
A number from this city and section
are attending Wharton Grove camp meet?
ing on the lower Rappahannock.
Mrs. D. C. Bowman and children are
visiting the former's brother. Judge XV.
M. Pierce, at Christiansburg. Va.
Colonel E. D. Cole and daughter, Miss
Alice Cole, with their guest. Miss Nina
Grayblll, of Botetourt county, have re?
turned from a visit to Richmond.
Miss Nettle Fitzhugh Is visiting her
brother. Professor Thomas Fitzhugh, at
the University of Virginia.
Mrs. A. P. Rowe Is visiting her parents.
Captain and Mrs. W. L. Messlck, at
Miss Eula Henderson is the guest of
Professor S. W. Sommorvllle and family
at their country home, near Rapidan.
In Culpeper county.
Mr. XV. XV. Mountjoy and family, of
New York, are spending the month of
August with relatives ln King George
Miss Nellie Plaster, of Loudoun, who
has been visiting Mrs. P. V. Daniel, haa
Mrs. J. W. Mussolman and daughter.
Miss Virginia Musselman, havo returne<J
from a two weeks' visit to Newport
News and Petersburg.
Mrs. L. K. Shepherd and daughter, of
Richmond, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Minnie Smith, who has been visit?
ing Mies Eva Tyler, has returned to her
home ln King George county.
MIks Bepsie Haydon Is visiting relatives
ln Orange county.
Mrs. A. D. Tapscott and daughter.
Miss Salile Lyell Tapscott, have gone to
Covlngton, Va., to spend the month of
August at the "Intermont."
One Can Carries.
LYNCHBURG, $2.00 ROUND TRIP;
ROANOKE, $3.00 ROUND TRIP,
Three-Day Excursion via N. & W. Rail?
way, Tueed l'y, August 18th.
The Norfolk and Western Railway an?
nounces a special excursion to the Blue
Ridge Mountains, leaving Richmond U:20
noon, Tuesday, August 18th, and leaving
Roanoke, returning, at 12:30 noon, Friday.
August 21st. 1903. ?2.?O round trip to L
burg, and $3.00 round trip to Bedford,
Montvale, Blue Ridge und Roanoke. For
further Information apply to J. E. Wag?
ner, city passenger agent, or O. H. Boaley,
district passenger ugent, ?33 Laut ?a?a
Fifty Couples on the Floor at
Mrs. John D. Potts Entertains the Ei
Banarras at a Supp.t?Richmond
Contingent is Very Popular.
(Bpecial to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
GREENBRIER WHITE SULPHUR
SPRINGS, W. VA., August L?A clironl
clo of tho eventa of the past week would
Indicate that the season bore ls at Its
height and the pace set for July promise?
to continue this month
One ot the most brilliant germane ever
seen here was given on Thursday night
by the young men. Fifty couples parti?
cipated, and tho loader, Mr. John Vf.
Boswoll, of Danville, Va., sustained Ms
reputation In this line, and his able man?
agement and the presence of an unusual
number of beautiful women made the
cottlion a memorable one even at the
old White Sulphur. Tho chaperones were
Mrs. Roger A. Pryo-r, of New York; Mrs.
Foster Thomas, of Louisville; Mrs. Ed?
ward Christian a-i? Mrs. Barton H.
Grundy, of Richmond; Mrs. J. Allison
Hodges, of Richmond; Mrs. John D.
Potts and Mrs. Thorntor. Lewis, of Cin?
cinnati; Mrs. John P. Richardson, ot
New Orleans; Mrs. Penn, of Danville;
Mrs. F. P. B. Sands, of Washington ;
Mrs. Orrick, and Mrs. J. V. h. Flndley,
A collation, including champagne, was
served at midnight and dotting continued
until tho weo .raa' hours.
Mrs J. .tlllson Hodges, of Richmond,,
was the hostess at a delightful ten on
Wednesday afternoon at her cottage in
Florida. The older people were asked
from 5 to 5 and the unmarried peoplo
from ? to 7:30, so her guests Included both
sets and was one of the most charming
functions ot this week.
Suppers after tho dance are nightly oc?
currences ln the cafo. Mr. and Mrs. Vf,
J. Cotton, of New York, gave a handsome
dinner on Friday evening ln honor of Mr.
ned Mrs, George W. Burlelgh, also of
New York, Covers were laid for eigh?
Mrs. James Branch, of New York, gave
a large card party at her cottage on Mon?
day morning. Mrs. John D. Cowan, of
Knoxvllle, Tenn., won the first prize and
Mrs. Foster Thomas, of Louisville, sec?
ond. Mrs. Waterman, of Paxkersburg,
AV. Va., also entertained at a notlcably
handsome card party this week. Mrs.
Walter Stllson Hutchlne and Miss Poult
ney, of Baltimore, captured first and
second prizes. Mrs. Julian Hutchlnson,
of Atalemta, Ga., a_.d Mrs. Henry Ward
and Mrs, Orrick, of Baltimore, were oth?
er hostesses this week at large and de?
lightful card parties.
Mrs. John D. Potts entertained the Ell
Bananas at a supper at her cottage on
Mrs. A. B. Lambert also entertained In?
formally at her cottage this week.
Mrs. Lambert ls conspicuous for her
beauty among a coterie of unusually good
looking young married women here this
Outdoor life Is still popular and tennis
continues to be the rage here.
Miss Hattie White, of Baltimore, has
carried off the laurels as champion so
The Bal Poudre, which the ladles w.ll
give here on the 7th of August, le the ab.
sorblng topic, and promises to eclipse any
thing of tbe sort given here In years.
Mrs. Roger A. Pryor Is chairman of the
committee on arrangements, and the oth?
er patronessee are all conspicuous tn tTle
social life here.
While there are not as many Richmond
people here perhaps as formerly, they
continue to be among tho most sought
after of the many attractive women here.
Mrs. Barton H, Grundy and Mrs. S. Mon?
ture Perkins, both received ovatlola on
the occasion of their arrival here last
week and continue to be in constant de?
mand for every gathering. Miss Sophie
White Is always surrounded, and as she
Is not dancing this summer, holds hot
court on the porch every evening.
Miss Constance Lee, of Alexandria, Is
another Virginia girl who sustains tho
repurtatlon of her State for charming
young women and is one of the belles here
Among the recent arrivals are Mrs.
Andrew Slmonds, of Charleston, g. C;
Mr. and Mrs. Julian T. Burke, Mr. John
Burke. Mr. Julian T. Burke, Jr., of Alex
ondrla. Va.; Mr. and Mrs, Wm. H. White,
Mrs. James Morrison, of Norfolk; Mrs.
W. T. Harris, of Louisville; Miss Gray
Morehead, of North Carol'na; Mr. and
Mrs. Jnmes Penn, of Danville; Sir. nnd
Mrs John W. Boswell, of Danville;
the Misses Campbell, Miss Hume, Mr.
and Mrs. Rspley, Captain Lansing, TJ, S.
?., from Washington: Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Burlelgh, Mr. Roger A. Pryor, of Now
York; Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Lewis, of
Cincinnati; Mrs. Walter L. Eustls, Miss
Tyler. Mrs. J. B. Cox, of Philadelphia:
Mr. John P. R'chardson, Mr, Edmund
RlchardBon, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lacour, Mr.
A. B. Lacour. of New Orleans; Mr. Ber?
nard Carter, Mrs. Lefevre, Mr. and Mrs.
J. I, Mtddleton, of Baltimore; Mr. and
Mrs. James Cnskle, Mrs. L. M, Perkins,
Mr. Barton H, Grundy, Mrs. Corydon
Button, M's? Badie Button, Mr, and Mrs.
Charles Culpeper, of Richmond,
FOR FRENCH DUELLIETS
(Special Cable fo The Tlmes-Dlspatch,
PARIS, August L?A revolution Is tak?
ing placo In duelling In Parle. A number
of eminent experts have proposed a spe?
cial kind of revolver, which, Instead of
being loaded with metallic projectiles, Is
charged with paraffine balls, which are ,
Just solid enough not to penetrate the
skin. A number of trials have already
taken Place. , 1V . ...
The revolver duel thus becomes like a
sword duel, with all Its Imposing cere?
monies, such as stepping up to the line,
loading and the order to flre. The ad?
versary is not to be hit on the left side,
and thrs gives occasion to very clover
? Those who have made use of the new
L-metbod of duelling are quite satisfied at
the superiority of the new method over
the old one. One thin* Is certain, that
there Is no danger of killing your opponent
A Query From Without.
The white-winged dove, which the Rich?
mond Tlmes-Dispatoh says Is so beauti?
fully hovering about that city seems not
to have found a secure resting place.
Surely, the lovely thing would be Just
as lovely on a comfortable perch. The
whole State is Interested In the move?
ments of that dove and It Is hoped that
there will bo no occasion to send tr<?ops
there again o hold a turbulent element
In awe. What Is the matter with Rich?
mond's police force? Is it Inadequate, or
Is It In sympathy with the lawless ele?
ment? Many people are wondering about
Played Night and Day at the
WEEK OF GREAT ACTIVITY
Both Indoor and Out of Door Amuse?
ments to Help Pass the Hours Away.
Guests Gathered from Far
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
THE MECKLENBURG. CHASE CITY,
VA., August 1.?Tho past week hue been
ono of the greatest activity, both for In?
door and outdoor sports, the wide-awake
hotel contingent entering into all tho
various amusements with heart-whole In?
terest. Cards nre still paramount, gath?
ering a seven-hand euchre crowd in a
twinkling of an eye or a progressivo eu?
chre of three tables at a moment's no?
tice, being now taken for granted.
The first prominent event of the weok
was tho bowling contest of Thursday
morning, the first time tbo alley was ever
used. Among tho players wero Mesdames
?. Guggenheim, Derrls Biggs Mrs. C. F.
Boswell, Richmond; Misses H. Bouldln.
Lavlnder, Susie Norrcll, Alma Elam and
Messrs. Dennis S. Biggs. J. Guggenheim,
U. J. Long, J. G. Miller and Durham.
Miss Hattie Bouldln won the lady's
prize, an exquisite silver brooch; Mr. J.
G. Miller tho gentleman's, a handsome
blaok leather pocket-book. Excitement
was high when the second prize was a
tlo between Mr. D. S. Biggs and Mr. Z.
Guggenheim, and they wore compelled
to roll It off. Each was very attentive to
tho other, saying: "Oh! no; no need to
roll; It's to you, my dear Gaston." Among
much vociferous applause tho two balls
were rolled, Mr. Guggenheim winning
the burnished gold scarf pin; Mr. Biggs
won iho booby.
Thursday evening a large party from
Mecklenburg went to see the drama,
"Dot," given In Newtown Hall, ln Chase
CI tv. They returned ln buoyant sptrltfl
and said they'd had ? royally good time.
The usual Saturday evening diversion
of progressive euchre was, of couree, a
success. Players were Mesdames J, G.
Miller, Richmond; D. S. Biggs, R. R.
Roberts, J. ?. nankins, Z. Guggenheim,
Vf. ?. Gay, Miss Julia Loram and Menare.
H. C. Lyons, New York; Z. Guggenheim,
R. R. Roberts, T. C. Whet-See, J. G. Mill?
er and others.
Miss Julia Loram, of Richmond, was
again the successful winner of the lady's
prize?a twisted gun metal and sliver
golf stick pin; It?. R- R. Roberts, the
gentleman's pri?e?the silver cuff buttone.
Mrs. Biggs the booby, a box of candy.
Mrs. J. G. Miller gave a pleasant little
matinee, seven-hand euchre Monday.
Guests were Mrs. Jackson Mcj_ean. Dan?
ville; Mrs. Gordon McCabe, Jr., Messrs.
R. R. Roberts. T. C. Whedbee, H. C.
Lyons, New York, and J. G. Miller.
Mr, R. R. Roberts was again victor,
receiving the box of candy. This was an
enjoyable Impromptu affair.
At night a large crowd gathered around
a long table for a lively game of fan-fan,
and Mr. Roberts, as an lncenrive to play,
gave boxes of candy, Mrs. Miller win?
ning and Mr. Miller being the recipient
of tiny box, the booby.
Tuesday night such a large crowd was
present for the two tables of "hearts"
that it was converted Into a most Im?
promptu chlp-ln progressive euchre.
Tiny blotters were used to score, causing
much amusement. Players wero: Mes?
dames R. R. Roberts, J. G. Miller, Gor?
don McCabe, Jr., Z. Guggenheim, and
Messrs. R. R. Roberts, J. G. Miller, H.
C. Lyons, D. C. Richardson, Jr., and C
E. Hara, of Richmond; C. C Johnson,
C. O. Reed and W. T. Lyons.
Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. McCabe cut for
the lady's prize, silver hat pin, Mrs. Mc?
Cabe winning. Mr. H. C. Lyons received
tho gentleman's prize, a silver pencil
Mrs. Gordon McCabe, Jr., of Peters?
burg, by her charming personality and
vivacity, has already entered tho rolo
of favoritism. She goes ln for all sports,
and ls a crack tennis and ping-pong
The Tee-Dee party from Richmond, In?
cluded a charming trio?Mrs. R. R. Thaw
and her daughters, Miss Mary B. Thaw,
a sweet looking blonde, and Miss Alice
B. Thaw, an attractive brunetto.
Friday evening the waiter? trave a con?
cert on the piazza, and Charles Garner,
tho obliging bell-boy, forgetful of bis
erect carriage when ln blue livery with
brass buttons, danced the .Iff, receiving
a great encore.
The special progressive euchre of the
week was enjoyed last evening. Mr?.
J. C. Walton captured the lady's prize,
silver hat pin, and Mr. T. K. Parrlsh. of
Richmond, tho gentleman's, a beautiful
sliver whistle. The booby was taken
by Mrs. Z. Guggenheim.
Mrs. Jackson McLean, Danville: Mrs.
John G. Miller, Richmond; T. C. Whed?
bee, North Carolina; C. O. Reed, North
Carolina; Vf. L? Penick, South Boston;
Wallace T. Lyons, H. C. Lyons, New
York; ?, G. Long. Danville; William A.
Price, Richmond; Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Vanni Miss Mabel Vann; Miss Eleanor
Vann Mrs. J. H. Honley, and maid, all
of F-rankllnton. N. C.; R. Turnbull and
Miss M. Turn bull. Lawrencevllle; E. 8.
Carlton, Richmond; C. O. Baker, Riches:
Mrs, T. N. Allison, Richmond; Mrs.
Charles'T. Lasslter, three children; Mrs,
L. ? Hamilton, and numbers of others
L, ? Hamilton, and numbers of others,
for lack of time cannot give.
VILLAGE NOW HAS
SCORES OF GUESTS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA., August
1.?Our little Villane Is alive with visitors
from many places, and enjoyments of
many descriptions are being Indulged ln,
such as games of many descriptions, pri?
vate picnics, bicycling among tho ladles,
riding and driving etc.
Misa Edna Earlo Richardson is visit?
ing friends at Harmony Village, Middle?
sex county, where she will attend camp
meeting nt Whanon's Grove and the Bap?
tist Association, near ?aluda.
Mm. Clarenco Freeman, dautjhter Ruth,
and Miss Valry Hagan, of Portsmouth,
Va., are visiting Mrs. C. J. Robertson, of
this place. _',,, . _, ,
Miss Mary Tavlor Gllliam, of Richmond,
has returned after a i'leusnnt vltlt to
Mr and Mrs. W. Forrest Gllllam.
Miss Mary Venios Parrish, of Roanoke,
was In* town visitine friends yesterday.
J B. Richardson has returned from a
' delightful visit to Norfolk. _ Newport
' News and several places up the Ruppa
I "In?ene Harris, o? New Kent Court
! home; Miss Parkinson and Mrs. ParkIn
eon. were the Eu?ts of J. B. Rlchaid
1 eon's family last week.
Attorney Roger Gregory passed through
< here this morning en rout? to Wllllams
;b Senator ?. ?. Par?? ?nd Robert Tlm?
berlake were In tow?. '?> ?niVlam
C. B. Bergli and U ? ? ? ?B ?am
I thp gueite o? Mr. illaue. of. belmonf
MRS. HENRY Q. GOLDSMITH, OP DANVILLH, VA.
?Mrs. Goldsmith Is an unusually handsome woman, of the brunette type, and has
for five consecutive seasons been a loader among the popular young married women
at the Rockbrldge Alum.
Dances Follow One Another
in Quick Succession.
BOATING PARTY ON LAKE
Town Is Full of Guests, the Visiting
Contingent Being as Large as at
Height of Season In Pre?
(Special to The Ttrnee-Dlspatoh.)
ASHEVILLE, N.'i C, August l.-The
present season ls to be one of the most
brilliant that Asheville has known In
years. The city ls full of guests, the
guest colony being as largo now as It
otten 13 ln August, the height of the sea?
Tho week has been attended by con?
siderable gayety. Tho most enjoyable
event was the dance given on Wednesday
evening by Mrs Annie D. Martin, at the
Victoria Inn. Nearly two ?hundred guests
attended A delicious supper?iWae eerved
during an intermission
On Monday evening the Misses Erwin
gave a boating parly on tlio Riverside
Lake to honor their '.visiting cousin, Miss
Wilson, of Morganton.?
The Ariel Club entertained with a
dance on Overbrook Mountain on Tues?
day evening. Half a hundred guests on?
Joyed a pleasant evening.
A dance was given at the Battery Park
Hotel on Tuesday evening..""
Mrs. S. A. Dunn entertained the Tues?
day Afternoon Club on Tuesday.
Mrs. Sharp gave a dance at the Arden
Park Lodge on Tuesday evening. A
coaching party of Asheville young people
On Thursday evening a theatre party
of young women enjoyed the vaudeville
at Riverside Park. In the party were
"Mrs. L. M. Bourne, airs. F. R. Hewitt,
Miss Langhorno, of Virginia; Miss Bark?
er, Miss Battle and the Misses Reeves.
A tea was given at the Swannanoa
Country Club on Friday afternoon.
At the Victoria Inn on Friday morning
a delightful musicale was given. Appear?
ing were Mrs Callahan, of Chicago; Miss
Kendall, of Cincinnati; Miss Evelyn Mer
rlman, Miss Klmborly. of Asheville, and
Mr. Huntington, of New York.
A dance was given at tbe Battery Park
Hotel on Friday evening.
On Tuesday afternoon Miss Annie Wil?
liams entertained with a musical.
Howland and Howland won the tennis
tournament given last week at the Al
GOOD FOR BUYERS.
A Plan Inaugurated by T. A. Miller at
His Three Stores.
Mr. T. A. Miller has Inaugurated a new
departuro at his stores, which are at
No. MO East Broad; corner of Cherry
and Cary, and ln the Jefferson Hotel..
Ho will .give to each cash purchaser
a ticket with dute and amount of pur?
chase printed thereon.
At tho end of tho month a saleBday
In the month will be selected and pub?
lished In the dally press about the 6th
of the following month.
Purchasers holding tickets for pur?
chases on tho ealesday soleoted will
have tho amount of his purcbnsos on
that day refunded on presentation of
his Hckots within ten days after the
selected day Is announced, at the Main
Office, No. MO East Brood Street.
is ail unnecessary ovil?
It causes nine-tenths
of the hcadaohes and
much of the nervous?
ness so common now?
adays, Glasses avi 11
help theso maladies,
and frequently cure
Come in and let us
fit you with, glasses.
C. Xumsdan & Son,
Jewelers and Opticians,
731 East Main St.,
A CROWD AT
The Montgomery Resort Has
No Scarcity of Masculinity.
Handsome Prizes Awarded In this Old
Fashioned Amusement?An Auto
Party's Quick Trip?Visiting
the Arsenio Mines.
(Special to Tbe Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CROCKETT SPRINGS, August 2.?
"When tables appear down the middle of
tho dining-room we know that our host
la holding "a full houso." These tables
referred to havo appeared, and Crockett
Is full of movement and animation?and
also of men. For several days It has
seemed, Indeed, that there are as many
men as ladles. It Is not only on Satur?
day evenings that every girl Is a belle.
On verandas, ball-room and romantlo
retreats prove the cartoonist's Joke
about the summer resort, without its
point for us.
It Is the especial pride of Crockett
that, as nature has done hor best to
beautify tho spot and put us ln aocord
with higher things, the human nature of
us responds and petty differences and
distinctions aro laid aside. So the guests
are like ono big house party.
Miss Daisy Pope, of Newoonle, Va-,
entertained a large party at a gome of
progressive anagrams. Some amusing
Innovations were Introduced and nfford
ed great fun. The tally card made a
dainty souvenir for each guest, Mrs.
Perin? received the ladles' llrst prize, a
delicate white fan; Miss Johntston the
second, a silver seal. Mr, Miles Pratt
nnd Mr. Burllngham were awarded the
first and second gentlemen's prizes, re?
spectively, beautiful scarf-pins. Re?
freshments wero served.
The arsenic mines, a few miles from
Crockett, which are the only ones of the
kind ln the United States, have been the
objective point of several driving and
horseback parties'. Mrs. Thomas and
Mrs. Pratt chaperoned a party there,
making an all-day p?enlo of it. Riding
parties havo also visited tho Montgomery
AVhlto, the Allegheny, Shawsvllle and
many other points Interesting on account
of association or scenery.
AN AUTO PARTY ARRrVES.
Mr. J. R. Ftshburn, with a party of five,
nrrlved ln his automobile, spreading
thereby consternation among tho unini?
tiated, and made on old colored woman
of tho old school rush Into the houso
with uplifted hands, exclaiming: "Ludi
Lud! Hero's a kerrldge running away
without no homos!" Mr, Flshburn made
the trip here from Roanoko In less than
threo hours, whloh it? rather bettor than
Miss Kathleen Thomas, Miss Pratt and
Miss Napp visited the Natural Bridge and
the Luray Caverns as tho guests o? Mr,
and Mrs. Brewster, of New York.
The children have a good Urao, too,
whllo the grown-up folks are^ bowling,
riding, playing cards, dancing and flirt?
ing. "About onco In no often," Uncle
Ben Is seen starting out with a load of
hsy mid children, to have what they call
a hay ride?
Those arrivals daring the week are re?
R. L. Gardener. Pulaskl City, Va.; ?.
D. Menofeo Rocky Mount, Vs.; ?, ?.
Cabell, Danvillo, Va.; W, P. Hawkins,
Mrs. W. S. Pole. Miss Hellen Pole,
Borame, Ohio; A, R. Venerable. Rich?
mond, Va.; Miss Florence Hawkins, Miss
Meta Hawkins, Maryland; J. R. Flsh
burno, Roanoke, Va.; J, C. Boyd, New
York city; Mrs. Francis, Mrs. Snrgont,
Richmond, Va.; Miss Margaret, Mrs, W.
J. Francis Wnlatream, Va.; Mrs. W. L.
lOrnald, Danville. Vu.; Mr. J. T. Jones,
Boston, Masa.; Mr. L. R. Browster, Neiv
York; T. R. Berkoloy, \rIrglnln; J. R.
Weaver, Virginia; ?\\ F. Penn. Roanoke,
Va.; G. Stalling, lynchburg. Va.; C. E.
Kregloe, 1-tounuke, Va.; Dr. Cray, Chrte
tlansbiirg, Va.; M. IX Novali, Norfolk,
Vn.; W. T. Humphries. Wythevllle, Va.;
H. J. Hnrbarger, Roanoke. X'a.
? ? ?
Second Child ?ood.
A fact more remarkable than ceuten
arian longovity Itself Is reported In the
case of u man of Itullun birth named
Antonio Novorlnl, who has Jus? died nt
Berujovo, In Bosnia, at the age at Ite.
Xt Is reported of him that only lust year,
being thon Un, ho cut u now set of teotn.
Norvorlnl waa bora In Padua'and enter?
ed tlio service or a Moslom landowner In
??!?.'?? atout sixty years ago. He hail
never known wiu- i\\j?..,->-s was aiut died
suddenly whilst a <diu?* Of
aerated w.ate? ,
Much Amusement Caused at
A MOCK TRIAL IS HELD
Gentleman Sued for Breach of Prom?
ise and Damages Awarded Fair
Plaintiffs?Witnesses Witty as
Well as Pretty?Arrlvals.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BUFFALO LITHIA SPRINGS. rA_
August I.?Since the last letter from this
placo tbe crowd tv/s been greatly in?
creased and every day now there la
"something doing" la the way of'sooia.
entertainment. On Wednesday the gen?
tlemen gave ?. bowling party to the ladles,
occasioning great fun, owing to the fact
that nearly all of those participating had
never before tried the game. Th? prize?
were exceptionally beautiful. Miss Over?
by, of Buffalo Llthia, winning the head
prize, a hand-painted bureau acari, It
muet be said in luetico to some, ho*w_v__>,
that she Is a renowned success at ?big
Miss Frances Oregory, of Oxford, N?
0- won the oon.ola.tion prise, a _-_r_r?
hand-painted piotare trame. The _eo_mdl
price, a gauze tao, decorated with painted
violet**, was won? by the little muslota-*-,
Mtss Besa y o Woodward, while Misa Doy^
of Oxford, won the booby, a painted blot-?
ter. The speeches made ln delivering th?
prizes woro loudly applauded.
A tournament given the earn, weeds,
calling for as much competition, -ras ei
huge Buoo.88 because the prise? -riven,
each conveyed a meaning according to
place?a fan for first prize, procured, eA
a email store, near by, designated "Wan??
amakcr'a"; ? tack hammer, for cot_sola_?
tlon and a &Ioe large green bar of soap
On Friday and Saturday nights there
is always a large crowd to danoe and
some of the gowns worn are perfect
BREACH OF PROM-S?O,
On Monday there was a most en.oya_.le
mock trial given la the bail room la the
Judge Wbltehurst. of Norfolk, p-residec.
In a oomfortable chair plaoed on th? plat?
form, did not speak over half a dosea
times, but eaoh time the slow, deliberate,
clear-cut speech was received with sho?ta
Mr. Quarles acted as clerk of the court,
offering eaoh witness a railway guide to
mumble on. Mr. Hal, Harris, with a
largo hatchet, called court to order often,
when laughter waa too prolongeai The
Jury *-*..s composed of members of both
sexes and was most commendably pa
Uent and attentive, notwithstanding tne
The ladles of the hotel sued Mr. M. I.
Jordan, ot South Boston, for breach of
promise to bring a handsome "trap"
and pair of fast horses hero for their
comfort and recreation.
Mr. G. D. Jones, of Columbus, a -well
known lawyer, defended Mr. Jordan most
ably, but Judge WUcox, of Norfolk, by
tho sweat of bis brow, won out for the
ladles with a verdict against defendant
for ton thousand dollars unless said trap
waa produced within forty-eight hours.
Mrs. M. S. Quarles made a most able
and alert witness for the plaintiff, as also
did Colonel Alexander, who had witnessed
at least one collapse due to "hope de?
ferred." Judge Minor testified for defen?
dant, as did also Dr. Cooke and Miss Mc?
Donald. Misa Held, of Now Bedford,
was witty as could be and not one bit
flustered on cross-examination, scoring
strong points for the plaintiff. Mrs.
Bobo, of Mississippi, occasioned loud mer?
riment by her most literal answers, and
was aa dignified as though the trial wore
On tho -Sth a voting contest was held
ln the ball room, Mrs. Sheppard Strud
wlck giving a prize each to the best na
tured man, the raost popular person, the
most beautiful woman and tho wittiest
person. Mr, W. I- Jordan was the best
naturod, as he bo gracefully bore the
verdict brought 'against him the day be?
fore. Judge Wllcox very appropriately
delivered to him the prize, a email straw
hat. Mr. Hal. Harris eaally car*:lea?
off tho votes as the most popular per?
son on the grounds, and received a box
of candy, with a bright, witty speech
Miss Dalley, of Elklns. W. Va? re?
ceived a mirror for being the hand?
somest woman here, and Mr, Btrudwick'a
llttlo speech, presenting It, was a gem.
Miss Held received a pocket knife, deUv?
ered with a bright, witty speech by Mr?.??.
E. O. Minor, for being the wittiest per?
Since last week the following guests
George K. Taylor, Richmond, Va-l Bell
XV. Brown, Oxford, N. C.? Mrs. W. OK
Moss, South Boston; Vf. R. Baskervlll?.
Baskerville. Vai Charles W, Kalb, Phil?
adelphia, Pa.; Miss Pennybacker, Virgl?
Una; .R J. Featheraton, Roxboro, N. C;
P. C, Pope and wife. Greensboro, N. C:
Mra T. L. Booth, Oxford, N. C.| Judge
XV. E. Homes, Boydton; Mm J. H. Brodte
end Mr. James Brodle. Henderson, N. O.J
O. S. Qroen, Lowneavtllei Miss Cnmrale
Dugger, Lawrencevllle, Va.; Mrs. M. B.
Norfloet, Miss Ellen Norfleet, Mr, M. W.
Norfleet. Winston, N. C; H. M. Harria
and Dr. J. H. Drake, Clarksvllle; Vf, It.
Btegal, Clarksvllle, Va.; George H. Cosby,
Lynchburg. Va.; J. B. Flora, Ellzabeth
r'-v. N. C.| ?. ?. H?stln. Caloutta, Ohio;
Mrs. George Whltmora, Petersburg, Va. I
Airs. L?:. ii. Eastman. Atlanta, Ga.; W.
H. Crowell, W. E. Richarde, Vlrgillnaj
Mrs, !.. P. Spencer, Miss Laura Spencer.
Columbus. Ga. ; J, XV. Locket, Lynohburg,
Va.; L. J. Dill, Washington, D. C; W,
A. Prlddle, wife and eon, Beaumont,
Texas; Dr. Frederick Cooke, Raleigh, N.
C; M. T. Johnaon and wife, Miss N. 0.
Golveston. Tremont, N. C; A W. Mua
grove and wife. Goki-boro, N. C; H, L.
Adams, Charlotte, N. C; C. W. Harris.
Richmond. Va.; J. W, Hall, wife and son.
South Hill, Va.; Mlus Nannie S, Cooke.
Norfolk; Judge Thomae H. Willcox, Nor?
folk; T. H. Haeklnu. Chase City; Miller
S. Walker, Chase Citi" T. W. Minor. Ox?
ford, N. C; L. II. Yancey, Clarksvlll*.
Va.; Miss Daisy Minor, Oxford, N. C,
Mrs. and Miss Ilennlngway, Miss W, A,
Mayer on'd Warryth Wood, Clarksvllle,
Ve ; J. L. Boyd and wife, Knoxvllle.
Tenn.; G. H. Lambert. Boydton, Va,?
? ?-lessor F. P. Hobgood and wife, Ox?
ford, N. C; J. E. Tato and wife. Cincin
r ?I Ohio: ?. D. Long, W. H. Long,
Win. D. Merrltt, Roxboro, N. C; Mrs.
K. P. Davidson, Misa Eva Davidson, Ara
herst. Va.; C. A. Nolan, Birmingham,
Ala.; J. E. Moore, Petersburg. Va.; Jr.
C; Tomplliie, North Carolina; Mrs. W. M.
Pugb, child and nurse, Portsipoutb, Vt
The End-Seat Hog.
There Is hardly a more dl?cu.tlnf
spectacle than to seo *. delloate lady re?
quired to crawl all over <a big end imi
? hog In an effort to reach a. seat. It la
really a hard thing., for any one to de
without stepping on the pig's feet, nog
I mentioning the danger ot getting Infeot
yCd. with t'le_-.-As_evllle Citisi?.