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WATT. RETTEW & CLAY.
WATT. KETTEW & CLAY.
Store Closes Promptly at 6 P. 1*1.; Saturdays, iO.
WATT. KETTEW & CLAY.
WATT. KETTEW & CLAY.
Some Excellent Values in
The Hosiery Department, in its enlarged quarters, holds out some very
tempting values to economically inclined patrons.
^? The following items but faintly hint of what's here. We have Ladies'
Wose on up to ?2.50 a pair.
General Clearance Sale
Boys' and Girl's Ptnln and Fleeced
Host", splendid grade, to close, a
Boys' and Girl's Ribbed Hose, high
spliced heel and toes, double soles
?.nd doubl? kni-es. in extra heavy
' and medium welgntB, sizes c to t". .,
to close, I2V&C a pair.
Boys' and Girl's Wide Kit. Fast Black
Hos?, sizi s o to i", extra value, to
close, llt'jc. a pair.
Tho famous "Samson" Stocking for
Boys, his three thread knoo, three
thread foot and four thread heel mid
l toe. Of unusual strength and dura?
bility, slzcj ? tu 10, 3 pair for BOc.
Ladles' Plain Black Hose, hlsh spiled
heel aad double sole, to close, Kl'.ic. a
A vcj-y remarkable value ?'n I,idles'
Benuttfuiiy finished Hermsdorf Dye
lies-.-, high spliced heels and double
soles. 25c, a pair.
Ladles' Fancy < oti in I lose, half dr>z"n
designs, splendid value, to clo3e,
l-'.e. a pair.
Ladles' Fancy Strimd Hose. In go.id
assortment. Tho i nncr price was
25c., to close, lite, a pair.
Ladles' Beautiful Bcotch Plaid and
fancy ':.^t.i> Hose. Were 60c., now
88c. a pair.
Deep, impenetrable Macks that
give excellent service are the sort that
There's not an item mentioned here
but what can be depended upon for
service and durability.
3C-!nch all pure wool Bind; Renrc?like
most other stores' 3714c. grades?25c.
CO-ineh all pure w-coi Black Serge?very
special?actual Tic. grade at Me. ?
CO-lnch Super grade fine. Imperial Serge
at 76o. a yard.
Regular $1.25 grade Importal Serge?60
Inches wide, at SHfcC. a yard.
4G-ln<:h Royal Silk Finish Henrietta, CSc.
4C-iuc)i Silk Warp Henrietta, very rich
finish, posiilvo Jl value, at a
40-Inch splendid quality Black Cheviot?
60e. a yard. __
CO-lnch . xtra Imrv iITacK P rge for
Tailor Mail.- Suits?75c. a yard.
68-Inch Black Broad loth, nuurnlltccntty
finished?exceptionally good values?
62U, 65, 75c. and Jl a yard.
62-Inch extra heavy Venetian cloth?a
handsome fabric -51 a yard.
66-ttieh Black Brilliantino (.note the
width) G9c, a yard.
The Ladies' Suits.
There are just twenty-eight Suits
here?Stiiis that are marked at least
a lull third under the reduced (?) prices
quoted by i ther stores eager to rid
themselves of burdensome Mocks.
Proof positive that Suits coming
from Watt's are correct in every dj
tail is vouched lor by the enormous
number that have been sold by us
This is unquestionably THE Suit
store of all Norfolk.
I'r'ees ran::? from $7 for a pood Brack
Serf:.; suit up to iz-i for a very hand?
some tight-fitting a.in. ot uiowui
[Venetian cloth. |
Very excellent quality Prints, in
fact, the best six-cent grade, go on
sale to-morrow at
F?UR CENTS A YARD.
?In addition to our earnest endeavor to clear the shelves and counters before I king in?
ventory of stock, we have vast merchandise movements under way that will require every
inch of space that we can secure. We will say more of these events later.
To-day's telling concerns?
A Curtain s:ile of much importance.
A S ationery sale of great Interest.
Diess Goods and Silk Remnants at small pi rce5.
I adies' Coats a Third Lower than former cost.
Lan;e Size Corsets at Half Regular Prices.
12-4 All Wool White Blankets?$5 00 grade, $3.25.
Some Truly Remarkable Values
In High-Class Stationery.
Stationery selling, such as is done here, is beyond any other store'8
; supremest efforts.
I he tnagiiilicient Htirlbut correspondence papers are here in splendid
We've a Htirlbut society paper in court royal and court square shapes,
with rich nit 11 initial, beautifully boxed, 24 sheets of paper and envc
.\ in each box, that we sell at 29c a box. Any initial".
Hurtbut's Finely Tinted Paper, smbosa
( I "Norfolk, VS.," in 'o ne and pur
: nicely boxed. -*>c. a box.
Ilurlbut's leine old English Paper, very
refined, white, hello, azure and silver
grey, fccc. a box. '
The Harccurt Fine Stationery, antique
iti in. plain and rlitcd. 22c. a box.
Engl ah O art Statloiiery.'two tints in n
box II 111 blub .ad pink, beautifully
box* .1 E!o. a box.
Rtchl> bei d Anetstry Note, a splendid
va'Ue. at 10c. a box.
Crushed Vellum In azure and white,
smooth tlnlsh, I5e. pound. Envelopes
to match. 5c. package. 1
Real Irish Linen, note and commercial
sizes, plain and ruled. 15c. a pound.
Envelopes to match, 5c. a pex-kage.
The "W. It. & C. Special." velvet finish,
plain and ruled, 10c. a pound. Euve
iopes to match, 2c. a. package.
C00 Page Pcnc 1 Tablets, nc . each.
SxlO-lnch Tablets, for Ink. splendid pa
l"-r rich floral coverings. 10c. each.
University Tablets, with blotter at?
tached, two alzts. sc. and 10c each.
These and other events of equal interest will make to-morrow a busy day for
NOTE.?All goods mentioned in this announcement will be sold at the
v.-;;:', ~ price as long as the quantity holds out, unless otherwise specified.
ccllcnt for house gowns and tyrap
pers. The same goods that .-11 gen
erally at 10c. n yard?here now at tin
very low price Cc. a yard.
Heavy Twllhd Cretonnes In a wide
rango of large designs?splendid .1
fects irr covering box scats, sh ?
bo> a and such like?the 10c. grade
at 5c. a yard.
Handsome Cameo Draperies, an excel?
lent weave, in I t of good patterns,
IhelSitjC. gtadc at 10c. a yard.
The new mcmle effect Avalon Draperies
?beautiful patterns?atlZi&c. a yard.
Sol d Color iJentniz?Sil Inches wide
gar t. cardinal, .s.u;c. uo.;u lse and
?Ilm M. grade
at He. a yard
Cts?25c. a yard
l grade of Brown'Cotton at
on Ladies' Coats.
Our entire line of high-grade, silk
lined Kersey Coats, blue, black, green
and brown at
A THIRD LESS
than their former prices.
Blue, black and green Cheviot Coats?
s:z(.s and 3> only?Were $$?now J.1
Bim k and Green Kersey Coats
and .'?:>> only?were $10, now !
A few clu viol Coats to close at J.I and
Black Double Capes, to close Si 7."> und
Plush Capes at wonderfully small
prices. .Must close them quickly.
at <Kc. 11 yard.
Bleached Cotton* in 2 to S yard
?the Sc. grade at 5C. a yard.
Heavy L'nW ached Canton Fmnnel, fell
? 2 nches widi ? jrr, d twill and heavy
nan?n positive 10c. grade, at s>c. a
yard, The Sc. grade at <i'<e.
lo.; t'i i leached Elusi tli g?the 15c. grade
at I2l4e; a yard.
Bleached Sheets?SlxDO Inches?made of
heavy, round thread cotton?the We
Cl ad.- .-.; s;h.-!:rl l.,w price of -tile!
i r.i h
Bleached f'iilow Casee-^-IOxSO Inches-1 , , , ? . , , . ,
? ? ich. 11 tter Brndo nl I0e. Heal KetS we told Ol last hllllday and Sold
gradi at !:>,.-. t'|, -ial 11. instiUlitd
Cases ;.t iL"
$5 Blankets, $3.25.
Dress Goods and Silk.
Not so many here now, by a cou?
ple of hundred, as when the sale
suited last Monday. Still, there's a
plem v to picK from and to save on.
You'll lind them in the Dress
Goods sections?rear of left aisle.
Toilet Soap, lc.
Thirty-seven dozen cakes of splen
izes m did Toilet Soap go on sale to-morrow
at lc. a cake.
Not more than 5 cakes to a customer.
In Lace Curtains.
We have just twenty-seven pairs
of them left. The same good Blan
A splendid chance to buy bed cov
erings at far under regular askings.
iboitt hilf ?
Marseilles Qullta In
sen patterns ? these
I urn slightly tiolltd
One washing will
fresh as new Tbc
so many uf last Monday.
size, full lit-1 White Blan?
kets?:: to the size. 12-|, not n-i?
strictly all iure wool warp and till
Ing! !"n;.T, fluffy RA'pi warm and com
fortuble. Have pink, blue yellow
and red borders, handsomely bound |
With s Ik. The most
Blanket vah.f the so
all stores at 15 a pair,
low prlco Is It, but
A beautiful I t of tin
D'Esprlt '1 l< s, to .
r gulnr nrlco has been fl;25; to clos
them quickly wu price them 75c each I
For ToTlorraw only we
Price Them at $3.25 Pair
There are numerous odd pairs of
lace Curtains here ? Nottingham,
Swiss and Irish Point. There is only
one pair of a pattern.
Former prices were
$1 up to- S6.50 a pair.
The new prices are
75c. up to 54 a pair.
stmortlnttPy This sale will afford a splendid
ison. seii in chance to secure Lace Curtains at
our regular under-prices. The saving on each I a?d fan design, very heavy quality;
pair is very apparent. 1 deep, true cutting. Brilliant lirey
$1.50 Aluff.-, 50:.
The lateness of the season changes
the price on a lot of well-made As?
Former price had been St?O ?their
new price is
HALF DOLLAR EACH.
There are only seven in the lot ?
wanters must hurry.
Seville, Torchon and Point D'Paris
Laces that sold up to ten cms a yard
will lind a hasty selling to-morrow at
3c A YARD.
They run from one-quarter to an
inch-and-a-half in width. The)' are
slightly soiled from handling- hence
their ridiculous price, three cents.
? dressy Point
25c. each. |
$1.50 Water Buttles 50c.
We place on sale to-morrow seven?
ty-five rich, imported Cut Glass
Water Bottles, beautiful strawberry
Uj.dc two 11*.
Here are items of ten seen in print,
but, seldom found. ?
I'liese you'll tind?here.
Ladies' regul?r twenty-five cent
^ra.ic Mnrts atid Drawers, to close,
lilGHTEEN CL.NTS EACH.
lien's extraordinary tro d values-the fa?
mous Swlta Condc Pipe Wool Under?
wear?heavy rib? beautifully finished
- sells everywhere elso at $1?hero at
Men's Heavy Ribbed Cotton Shirts and
D: aw?is?'.Sc each.
Men's regular 60c., extra heavy Canton
Flannel I rawers- iiv^e. each.
Men's Heavy W inter Fleece Lined Grey
Shirts- -the 50c. grade, to close, S9c.
Men's Heavy Wool Flecco Lined Bhlrti
and Drawers?tho 7ie. grade, to
close 4tc. < ach.
_ -.1 n---H ,'i \V. ol a nil Hilf Cot ton Shirt
Krade, to close.
I adles' White Vests and Pants?two
thirds wool-small sizes, only?were
60c:; n:w EOc; each.
.Wen's and Boys' Laundered Negli?
gee Shirts, in a splendid range of
good designs. They are made" with
attached cuffs and collars, inside yoke;
pearl buttons. Positively worth 50c,
to go at 29c; each.
Bovs' and Mens' Stiff Bosom Percale
$ 1 50 Wrappers, 89c
Ladies' splendid quality Flannelette
Wrappers, in every wanted color, full
line of sizes. Positive $1.50 value,
I^'..lies' Best QuaUIy Flannelletto Wrap?
pers. In an exceptionally good line of
designs and colorlng-s?made to S?U
for J1.C9?to close. Jl.'Jo each.
50c. Corsets, 25c
We've a few dozen large size Cor?
sets of different makes. We want to
sell them quickly, so wc price them
Eartre sizes of Ladles' and Misses' Cor
BOtS that have been sold at 50c., aro
now marked, to close, 25c. each.
Lam- :Ci!ou of Nurrlnw Corn
sold at $1, aro now marked, to close,
Larpe sizes of regular 1150 and Jl Cor
aets a,ro now marked, to close, 50c.
"Double V" Waists for Boys and Girls,
odd sizes?have been 60c.?now, to
eloiie, 25c. each.
"Mothers' Friend" Shirt Waists?ma.Ia
of best I'ercale. laundered?have
been 75c.?now, to close, 50c. each.
$6 Taffeta Waists, $4.
High Grade Taffeta Wraists, beauti
fully tucked front and back. De?
tachable high standing collars and
shirt* Men's" iiVv'e detached "* cutis pleated culls, fully lined, excellently
and. two collars?Boys' have de-1
tai hed cuffs only?open bosoms?pos
Black Brilliantino Waists?cross pleats
llvi ly worth 680. to SOe . at 50o
M. a's Qrey and Tan Undressed Mocha
Kid Gl \. - silk lined?snap fasten?
ings?$1 a pair,
r. j and Men's Scotch Wool Gloves?
"exet ptlonul values at 2*.:. and i?k-. a
Twenty-Ilvo dozen Men's Wool Felt
Mitts to so at 10c. a pair.
Men s White Twilled Night Shlrts.mnd
..f e\c> la in drill?regular 75c. value.
Remnants of Soiled Curtain Scrim. 1 to I ?''sil.
C yard IciikiIis. Tho 12c. tJtado to bei These Dottles are worth at
sold at 3c. a yard. | We price them. Bpi ? al i
Men's Half Wool Sox?greys and blacks
liyjc. a pair.
Hermsdor'f n> ? Black Sox?regular 17c.
grade, at l-lje. a pa:r.
finished with white braid; some with
red braid: pointed' yoke back, de?
tachable standing collar?worth J2 115,
$1.75 Umbrtllas $1.
Good fortune in getting these ex?
cellent Umbrellas 10 sell at a dollar.
Taffeta Gloria Silk Vmbrellas?steel
rods, paragon frames, close rollets.
beautiful natural handles? tho Jl.75
Quality at fl each.
A LAUGHABLE C< ?MEDY.
Homtio Irving Booth will bo at the
Academy of Music next Thursday tint]
Friday and Friday matinee in "Side
Tracked." Tito piny Is ti sensational
comedy, :in<l while t!ie plot Is not deep,
It Ih Interesting. The central figure 1b
a tramp and the character develops it
proof of the axioms, "it Is not the
clothes thai makes the men" nnd "A
ragged coat may cover an honest heart."
The mnnagem nt state that the viav
lias been entirely rewritten and
strengthened and that a complete hew
outfit ot' stage effects and picturesque
scenery, including a real Is tic railroad
switch scene, have been added.
Among the members of the company
are 13. H. O'Connor. Billy Bowers. Ger?
trude Barnes, Cecllo Lorn I no, Josephine
Roberts. John Dobbins^ Marguerite
Maylleld, It. Edgar Vnnco und J. .1.
Brophy. Also L. C. Yeomans and Harry
THE CAKE WALK AT THE
The event nromlscs to he most en
tcrtnlnlng and enjoyable. The eighteen
original cake walkers who made the
hlg hit at Blchmond, and sot the town
du ig over this unique and amusing fed,
have rehearsed privately until they are
prepared to Introdi. the funniest steps
nnd prances nr.<l strolls and swaggers
nnd attitudes, postures und character?
istic airs over seen outside of Jackson
Ward. In Richmond. Some of the cos?
tumes will he simply rich. That huge
cake, with u 5 in hill wi prize money,
and the smaller cake, with a. $."? bill
looming up like a full moon on a sum?
mer night, will inspire capers entirely
original and exceedingly laughable.
The very best walkers in Richmond,
or Indeed, in .the South, will hppenr In
nil the glory of the gorgeous enke walk
costumes. It is thought thai the judges
may have some difficulty in deciding
who shall take the prizes
The program is now complete, jt is
(i highly entertaining one. The dor
dancing Ir; :i fin!uro and lhe solos anil
quartettes for old plantation melodies
nnd new. catchy, topical compositions
are expected to make a lilt. The special?
ties are said to bo unusually amusing.
RH IL SU i II.
T!i!> Coming ??? itmcrinn of Hil? Genlnn
? >i I lie I'iaim?Suitor I? the l'iniitotl?'
Idol ?l I lie Hour In Continental
Luropn?Wn His Way to tho I'mtcii
Ml n l on.
The musical wortd of America is
anxiously awaiting ihe arrival In this
cum try of Emll-Sauer. This marvel
ens young wizard of the keys who has
BtariCcd Europe and won the applause
of potentates and people by this btill
iancy and eeeentrcity of his playing,
will arrive in New York this month.
He Intends to stay but a short time,
and already his brief tour Is more than
eonvenli htly tilled with engagements.
He c< mi i to America In the fullness
of his v ;.; ir. arid to add new laurels to
the garland 61 triumphs he has won In
every country in continental Europe
if the venlUM rend n I by the musical
centres i :' the Old World Is concurred
In by the intelligent ntuslcnl critics of
iliis country, Suuer says that his mis?
sion h re w II be fulfilled. If the ova
ii i s received by the young German ar-1
? ?: In V- ana,?P< . , rtwrrE"
"ami oTTier cities, wh .s> famous concert
halts have echoed with reverberating
applause, are repeated in the cultured
centres of the United States, Sauer
say.-- his greatest dream will have been ,
win M his distinguished predecessor,
great Paderewskl, flashed his gen-,
Ills on this country the public, ehtraitc
cd with the rhythmic music of the
great Pole still lingering Iii their ears,
declared In their rapture ''Beyond this
there can be nothing." Hut while
America weis applauding Paderewskl a;
yeail'hfu'l rival was supplanting him In
*s still a young man, hay-1
Ing been born in Germany In 1862. His
mother, a venerable lady now living in
Mamburg, was hi* first teacher. Prom
her he r< reived his musical education
and from his sixth to his sixteenth year
she alone gave him instruction. By
mere chance in INTO the famous Huben?
stein heard Sailer play, and was so im
pressed with his ability that he urged
his brother. Nikolaus Runenstein, to
take hohl of the boy and make him a
??grc.it pianist." After receiving seve?
ral months' instruction from Ruben
stem. Sauer made h.s debut in North
Germany, where he was so favorably
received that he was induced to brave
the criticism of cultured London. His
success there was instantaneous, and
the boy became widely known. In 1SS3
and 1SS4 ho made a turn- of Spain and
Italy, and the queens of both countries,
for whom he gave special concerto, as I
well as the people generally, were pro?
foundly Impressed with his work, and
he was proclaimed everywhere as the
greatest of the living pianists.
The venerable composer Lissa was
one of the first to recognize the extra?
ordinary endowments of the young pi?
anist, ami with the seal of his appro?
bation Bel upon him, Sauer made a
brilliant debut In Berlin in the pros mce
of the Imperial family. From that time
on his fame has been world-wide.
The di mand for him in English speak?
ing countries was especially urgent,
and in the years 1891-05-96 he made a I
l. .uioph.i,M COOT ??! l.hg.aiiTl, where Re
created a greater sensation than any'
musician since the days of Liszt and
One of his most recent triumphs was
; made in the presence of the voting
Quei n of Holland?Wrlhelmlna. At her
special request he gave several con-1
? ? rts nt the Court of Holland; and after
his tour of America Is finished h; will
return there to pCoy again.
According to the European papers.'
which have given extensive descrip?
tions of this nrtlsts'8 playing and per?
sonality, he is a man of magnetic gen- ?
ins. who contr Is his audiences to a re- j
markal !e degree and holds his hearers
spellbound, while women are often :
moved to tears by the sympathy of h:s ,
musical delicacy. He is a virtuos?
whose extraordinary technical ability
Is only equaled by the poesy of his de- i
livery, lie has been descrlbi tl as a 'Pi
tan on the keys. Iiis technique unites j
Impeaccabillty with dazzling brilliancy.
His hearers are often on the verge of a
delirium, and in his fortissimo ill-re Is
a c. e-. of thunder, but When the t nip
est of melody Is over his touch is as
Is Dr. Humphreys' Specific for
Coughs, Colds. Influenza and
The use of "Seventy-seven" for ("Jrlp
prevents Pneumonia by '?breaking up"
the Cold, while its tonic powers sustain
tho vitality during the attack.
The doctors and officers of Boards of
Health say that tills epidemic of Crip is
not so severe cr fatal as former on? 3, but
the danger of Pneumonia or ether compli?
cations Is Just as great.
If you carry a vial of "77" In your
pocket and take frequently you will es?
capes tho Grip. *
At druggists or sent prepaid: 25c, COc.,
and 11.00. Humphreys' Med. Co., corner
William and John Streets, New York.
suro to get
gentle, soft and delicate as lite falling
of. .1 feather.
Su ii is the venliet nml expressions
>;f European critics who have had rite
pleasure of hearing this master of the
piano. He has been raved over by the
feminine world more wildly than Pad
erewskl, whom lie closely resembles in
personal appearance. lie wears his
h.V.r in the same manner, hut his crop
is far nn.re luxurious than that of the
famous Pole. I.ike ail bachelor musi?
cians. Saner says he is in love with
art, but he is not impervious to female
attention, in every city in which lie
has appeared he has b^-eh beselged with
letters from feminine admirers, all of
a class that can appreciate his music
?md love him for his art.
On one notable occasion Saner played
to a single auditor. It was in Lem?
berg, when an elderly gentleman, who
had traveled miles to hear the great
Saner play, found upon his arrival that
till the seats were taken, and the con?
cert nearly over. The old man after
the performance appealed tenderly to
Sauer to play a favorite of his from
Chopin. To the great surprise of the
old man Saner repented his entire per?
formance that he had given the even?
ing previously. The old gentleman went
hack to his home. In the lower part of.
Hungary, and a week later Saner was
surprised to learn that the old man'
had died nnd left him a large sum of j
money in appreciation of his kindness. ?
There are a number of similar Stories
and anecdotes concerlning this famous
musician, which have been published
from time to time in ?the great Euro?
penn papers, but what the people Of
this country are more deeply interest?
ed in Is his musical art. and they will
be able to judge this for themselves
when lie appeals in this country. His'
first concert w'.ll be given at the Met?
ropolitan Opera House, in New York,
and later he will visit the leading el
ties of this country.
IX 1? (If III K < I VI l Jt Y.
A READER OP THE VIRGTNTAN
PILOT SEEKS INFORMATION.
V. ill the Virgin nn-Pilot inform a
constant render if 1899 Is the last year
of ihe present century, and if not. why!
not? N. Y. Z.
The first year of our reckoning of,
ii" .- was not completed until the .tist;
of December of the year 1; the first;
i cade was not completed until the j
expiration of the last day of the tenth |
year, and the first century was nut
? omplcted and filed awnv for future
historic reference until the last day of
the 100th year.
The second century, therefore, begin
January 1. 101, or just 100 years after
the year 1 began, and so the twentieth
century will begin on the first day of
the year 1901. The nineteenth century
does not go Into the history of the past
until the last day of the year 1900.
It Is easy to remember this If one
will only keep in mind that at the be?
ginning of the 99th year only 9? year?
actually have elapsed, and at the be?
ginning of the 100th year only 99 years
have elapsed. When the 100th year has
expired, or at midnight on December
3lst. 1900, the new century will begin,
and not before. i
M M? \ Y S?!tl "Ol. - O . i 1 i: I.?.
ANNUAL MEETING IN HICHMOND
The Virginia State Sunday School So?
ciety of all Protestant denominations,
wiil hold its next annual convention in
Richmond in March, 1S99.
This society was oreaiz I in Rich?
mond, Va.. in 1S75, with Major Thomas
J. Kirkpntrlck, of Lynchburg, presi?
dent, and fh.uiis l'. Kady of Rich?
mond, secretary. Tho following well
known ami Inlluential Sunday school
workers have served as president* in
the order named: Thomas .1. Klrk
patrlck, Lynchburg; Colonel .lohn it.
Hary. Richmond; Judge 15. H, Fltz
hugh, Richmond; John I.. Bucnanun,
Suptertntcndent of Public Si h >ois in
Virginia; William I). Reynolds, Nor?
folk: T. H. Ellett, Richmond; Thomas
Potts, Richmond, and tin- Incumbent,
Captain Charles E. Vawter, president
Miller School, Virginia.
Mr. WMIiam Ellyaon was elected re
ci>rding secretary in lss.'. and was su -
ceeded by Mr. Alfred J. tlray. in 1891,
who is the present recording secretary.
Mr. Charles P. Rady held the position
of corresponding secretary, without
compensation, from ls7r> to IS9S, when,
on account of other pressing duties, he
declined re-election, and Mr. A. Lee'
KnoWles, ot Staunton. was elected his1
Mr. Noah II. Wlckham was the first
field worker and county organizer, but
for lack of funds he could not be re?
tained, and from issj until March, I89S,
the county organizations wi ? kept up,
mainly by the untiring en rgy and skil?
ful correspondence condu n I by Mr.
Charles P. Rady, who was gn itly aid?
ed by Mr. Alfred J. Gary, his valuable
The object of this society is to Im?
prove the quality and Increase the
quantity of Sundaj .-? '. work
throughout the Commonwealth. In 1S9S
Mr. A- Lee Knowles, of Staunton, was I
elected county organlzi r nd field
Wi rker, ?nd much new lifo was put
into the w ?rk.
The following are the pn - nl officers:
President, Charles K. v.. r, of Miller
School, Va.: Vloo-Preshlents Rev. 13.
L. Pell. D. P., of Richmond; Hon. Blair
Pegrntn, High Cite. Surry n unty; Rev.
T. m. TJmmes, 11 11. i ?. IJ Key, i >
c. Flory, Now Hope: Prof. C W. Kemp,
University ot Virginia; Rev. \v. L.
Rathburn, Palls Church: Rev. J. A.
Quarles, !'. i>., Lexington; Correspond?
ing Sc iretary and Field Worker. A. Lee
Knowlcs, Stauhton; Recording Secre?
tary, Altred J. Clnry, Richmond; Treas?
urer, H. C. Merchant, Cliarlottesvillo.
The ISxccutlvo Committee is as fol
lows: \v. ii. Jones (chairman), Rlch
mond; John P. Pettyjohn, Lynohburg;
II. IS. McWnne, Lynchb?rg; Prof. Or?
mond Stone, University of Virginia;
James A. Crosby, Lone Fountain; E. V.
White, Portsmouth; B. 1?. Johnson.
Richmond; Prof. W. F. Fox, Richmond;
Rev. P. H. Gevetnl, Guide Spring; Rev.
W. W. Staley. D D. Suffolk: O. H
M irgah, Petersburg; W. P. Boatwright,
Danville; Ooorgc W. Walker, Rlaeks
vllle; Rev. F. v. N\ Painter, Salem; P.
l >. Sheets, Lynchburg; J. T. Littleton,
Emory; P. Q. Ooodrlck, Surry; Rev.
Mercer P. Logan, Wythevllle; Rev. C.
I?. Harris, Mount Crawford,
HOW PAGET TOOK THE TOWN'.
He Was the Captor of a Porto F.Ivan
[Washington Correspondence of the
Like his military colleague, Captain,
Lee. Captain Paget's sympathies with!
the American Army during the recent I
war were unconcealed. I.Ike his col?
league, he used tin- word "we" both in
< inversntlon and in his olltcial reports,
regardless of the laws of neutrality,
ami it is an actual fact that lie accept?
ed the surrender of one of the towns in
Porto Rlcd in the capacity of a United
States soldier, l venture to repeat tho
story at the risk of Captain Paget's re?
putation a;-- a neutral. Wit A a party of
newspaper correspondents h<S accom?
panied the advani c of one of the Ameri?
can ci lumiia of invasion. When they
reneht d a place where two ways rJiet
there wits tin earnest controversy ns to
which was the right one. The general
commanding took tho road to the right,
a; advised by his seouls. Captain
Paget-, with the StUbbomess that char?
acterizes many Englishmen, took the
road :?> tli. I. .t. hecause, according to
Iiis map, it s. .-in. d the shortest and ujt
tor one. at.d so it turned out to he.
The correspondents, thinking they
would have mere fun with Bauet than
with the s 1 ? s ? mil an: d him, and
when they reached the town were as. I
SO Et IE 1 ^i?flS
SorolungH. pain in tin ciicstn nd pain?
ful breathing, the Ibre-runnera of
pneumonia, aro quickly n lieved and
cured by the old r ilia! ? 1 >r. John \V.
Ball's Cough Syrup, It br ka up a
cold in ono nicht. Try it nl onco.
Will quickly heal Soro Lungs.
Doie? are ?iitall nnd p!f?s?nt to tnkc. Doctors
rccouimcud u. J'rice JJCtS. At a!', dtuggiats.
. o 1899 . .
362 Main .street
The above- sale Includes tho following:
Blankets, Bed Comforters. Capes, Cloaks,
i-.r.d Children's Reefers.Flannelette Wrap
pers. Ladles' and Children's Woolen Un?
1 have a few Men's Woolen TTnderwear
and Flannel Overshirts, which I will
ol ae out at prime cost In order to get
t< r B| rln i Goods, of which I havo
; purchased a large llr.e. If you are
In need of any of the above winter goods
I it will pay you to call here before pur?
362 Main Street.
SIGN OF THE GILT BALL,
tonished to find the Alcade, or Mayor,
and the members of the Common Coun
cl1 Iii dress suits, with white ties and
fflOvea and silk hats, standing In tha
ml i lie of the road, ready to surrender
to the Yankee invaders.
As Captain Paget was the only mem
ber of tiie party who wore a uniform,
the Mayor mistook him for the com?
manding General, and supposed that
the correspondents composed his staff.
Nobody knew enough Spanish to ex
plain the mistake, and the newspaper
men Insisted that Paget should tako
advantage of the opportunity and ac?
cept the surrender. He did so with
great reluctance, and as an oMcer of
Her Majesty's Navy received the sur?
render of a Spanish town. Fortunately
the advance guard of the army arrived
in a very few moments, and Paget was
relieved cf his embarrassment, although
the boys still insisted that he captured
Tlila Is expo-ted to be a boom year
In the United States, and one reason
f;>r the expectation Is that ?h*re la no
great political movement on the echeu
Tho Karl of Warwick could make
kings, but could not make himself king,
and some Wo lern bosses ai-pear to b?
in the same caao.