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?! A GREAT f First Report of Supt. Maybee, of Children's Home Society. MANY STRIKING INCIDENTS iGood Stories Are Brought Out In This Search for Children?All Have Lent Him Help?Farmers Take the Most Waifs. The following is the report of, Rev. "William J. Maybee, superintendent of Ihe Children's Homo Society, submitted j at the flrst general meeting held Friday j evening: _"o tho Board of Directors of tho Chil ? drcn's Home Society. of Virginia. ? In prescnting this, our flrst annual re tport of Ihe work of the Society, we havc f .very reason for encouragement and de f'vout thanksgiving to our Heavenly IjJFather for the great measure of success Hhat has crowned our labors since we. hvrere elected to this responsible posltion, [;_NOvember 24, 1900. the date the Society ficompleted its organization. V Slncc that time we have received under Pciur care. elghty-five depend-ent children. *_ncl_ding orphans. half orphans, aban fjdoned and grossly abused. many of the /'last named having been resuced from the 1 most immoral and perllous surroundings, !?nd committed through the courts. j Out of the eighty-five. cighty-one have j *)een happily placed in good familles, I -where they are now growing up as sons j-and daughters, with a promislng future. '.and those homes nre made radiant and i'fcnppy with their presence. The SoClety not having a receiving ^Jiorne where the children might be tem jporaiily cared for, through the kmdness ^of the directors of the "Belle Bryan Day iXureery." we have utilizcd their build f<ing for that purpose. HEARTTLY WEL-COMED. Whercver our mission has been intro I*lucod. a hearty welcome has been ac corded. from the fact that this Society f.Ur. a plaoe occupied by no other insti I tution In Virginia. lt not only cares for . full orphans. but takes care of half-or Sihnns. and worse than orphans. those un .ortunate little ones. abandoned and ^Tossly abused. growing up amid vicious _nd immoral surroundings. Our experience this last year confirms rju? in the opinion that little ..hildrcn sre T<ot naturally bad". but are made so by Immoral surroundings and bad trainine. I ."What possible future for such a boy of *"ten years as we found in our city one '?year ago. forsaken by bis own molher for !i_iv. years. and a drunken, homeless fa thtr. soon to be a fit subject for the reformatory. rulcd out of the orphan ^nsylnms because he was so unfortunate , as not to ne an orphan. Yet, in that con dition we came to his resoue. won his con i lidence. fitted him out in decent nppar^i. ' and placed him in a good family that had never been blessed with children. where, _tfter three months. he was lepally adopt |,od as their own son. Or what hope for the young girl of 1].,years who was re 'ported to us through the kindness of the kjiolire of our city. as livlng with her "mother in one of the lowest dens, if#left n little longer in those conditions? We at ?-mre instltuted proceedinps, and had her committed to our Society through the Chancery Court. Once she ran away from our receivinp home. once she es caped from the police office, and once from the Superintendent's homo. She was the third time captured and taken to a good country home, where she is now -very contented and happy. and. under cnreful. Christian training. she is already Snni'iring is she cannot soon unite with tb* church. The orphan asylurns are doing a good j Svork by caring for Ihe homeless and : helpless orphans. Rut for the perma .oient good of society it is vastly more Hmportant to rescue tne neglected and 'l Erossly abused children from vicious sur [Toundings in order to arrest the growth of the dangerous classes and place them out in pood family homes. remote from their former surroundings, where they anay grow up into useful members of so? ciety. MA KT GOOD HOMES. As reported from other States, so we J "believe it is true in this, there are more [?good homes without children than chil tdren in need of homes. Our mission is Jto make the a..,-stment by secuiing the ftfamily homes for them. v Among the many interesting incidents Un our work. we desire to make special ?jnention of a few. ' Two little ones?a little girl of three tty.ars and her Httle nephew of four?who ibecime our wards last fall. were so re f _uc.d to mere skeletons through poverty and negfcct that we placed them in the Retreat for the Sick, where they had the 'best medical "care and the most careful nurslng. The little boy had been neg lected too long; medical aid could not rcstore his wasted vitality, and after a few days In this hospital death released the Httlc sufferer?tho only chila AeoeaB ed among our wards. The Httle girl stcadHy Improved. until in three months perfect health was restored and she was at onco placed for adoption ln the home of a Presbyterian pastor, where she Is now their own and only child. A little boy of nine years, known as "Dana," who became our. ward last win? ter. was rescued from a family where he had been most cruelly and brutally trcated and was placed in the Virginia Hospital. where. through kindly atten? tion and medical aid, he was restored to health after one month and placed ln an excellent Christian home. We desire to express our hearty ap preciation of the valuable services grat uitously given our society by tbe vir? ginia Hospital and the Retreat fo** the Sick by admlttlng as free patlents such of our wards as needed medical aid. TRAVELED MANY MILE3. In prosecuting our work. we have been required to travel extensively through? out the State, going after children and taking them to famiiy homes, rnaking a total of 5,700 miles by railroad. We here bv express our thanks for the k*n<-nesf of these leading rallroads ln *un_tehins transportatlon for myself and for many of the children. '_. . In order to awaken public sentiment ln favor of the neglected children. we hav< visited many cities and villages in the State, and through the kindness of pas tors we have gained the ears of the peo? ple bv being admitted to the pulpits of the different churces. where we have delivered 140 sermons and addresses. we have now local advisory boards, composed of representatlve people, or? ganized in twenty cities and towns throughout tho State. who render val? uable aid and every city and village will be organized as soon as the superintendent can do so. .. . ,. The work has grown so rapidly tnat it became^ necessary* for the E-^.^e Com? mittee to rent an office and.?JPtoy * stehographer to assist in ????^T__o Our office now ls Room No. 1, No. mu East Main Street. . , We are Indebted to the press of our citv for the Interest they h,ve shown in writlng up such favorable reports of our work and in keoplng it so prominent lv before the public. /-??,?.*? The members of the Executive Commit? tee have been ready at all times to give heir time and services ^henever called on to do so. And our counsel has render ed valuable assistance by freel> givmg of ^Uin^herri%CU^eu^ efflr^n ^^^iVT^RESTfNG SL^MART. Beginning with only a Board of Direc? tors* we now have a membership of foO. as follows: 4 benefactor life members, 10 patroii life members; 127 life members; 609 annual members. Of the 85 children received. 44 were re male and 41 male. Three females were under one year of age. 4 .????'?*?? from one to three years of age. 10 females WPr_ from three to six years of age.. . females from six to eight years of age. 17 females were from eight to twelve vear<- of ase. 3 females were from twelve to fourteen vears of ?ge: 1 male under one year. 7' males from one to three vears 9 males from three to six years. 6 males from six to eight years. 15 males from eight to twelve years. 3 males from twelve to fourteen years: 5 children placed with ministers. 1 child placed with law ver 2 rhildren placed with insurance agent. 1 child placed with printer, 11 chil? dren plared with mechanics and mncbin ists 1 rhild placed with tanner and cur rier. 2 rhildren placed with retired fam? ilies. 55 rhildren placed with farmers. Tho treasurer's report will show the financial patronage of the public. From the success thus far achieyed, we have every reason to bespeak a bright and prosperous future fnr tbe society. Respectfullv suhmilted. W. J. MAYBEE, Supt. A GUN CLUB. _, . _ Farmville Guards Are in an Unenviable Situation. (Speeinl Dispatch t" Tlje Times.) FARMVILLE. VA. May 24.?A gun club is being organized among the young men of Farmville. Work has commenced on the hand? sorne residence of Mr. J. R. Cunningham, Jr.. on tho vacant lot between R. A. Baldwin's and C. B. Cunningham's res idences. Tho contract was given " to Messrs. Rice and Williams, contractors of Farmville, and will cost about five thousand dollars. Mr. Joseph Manonia will leave Farm? ville some time next month to visit his old home in Corsica. He will be gone several months. The Farmville Guards next Tuesday night will again try to elect a second lieutenant. It is hoped that an election can be had at this meeting, as the com? pany is in need of funds, which they can? not "get from beadquarters, until a full number of officers have been installed. The stockholders of Planters* Ware? house met in annual session several days ago and declared a dividend of five per cent.. of which three per cent. was re tained to be expended on improvements. rocene A word of explanation. Our custom is not to let remain in stock wrong season of Grocenes, hence the following sacrifice prices in order to have always fresh goods at the opening season: Before. Now 7 lbs. Carolina Rice.35c 25c 10 lbs. Oat Flakes.40c 25c 4 lbs Macaroni.25c 18c Muscatel Raisins.10c 7c Large size Prunes.10c 7c SplitPeas. 5c 3c Sun dried Apples. 7c 5 c Hower's Oat Flakes per package..10c 8c Ralston's Oat Flakes per package.15c Hc QuakerOats.13c 10c Lima Beans, qt..12c 10c Large Smoked Bloaters. doz.??.30c 18c Scotch Herrings, box.?15c 10c 31bs. Green or Roasted Coffee.33c 25c 1-lb. Can Breakfast Bacon.20c 10c Before. Large Jar Preserves.?- 25c Large Bottle Lea & Per rins' Sauce..90c Imported Maraschino Cherry.???.90c Walter Bakers' Cocoa.--25c Premium Chocolate..20c Large Kit Mackerels.....75c String Beans, per can? 7c Sugar Corn.7c French Peas.18c 3-lb. Can Pie Peaches -lOc 3-lb. Can Apple.10c 3-lb. Can Bartlett Pears 10c Large Can Beans. 8c 1 gal. Maple Syrup...$1.00 10 Bars White Borax Soap.45c 10 Packages Soap Powder.25c Now 15c 70c 65c 22c 14c 55c 5c 5c 15c 7c 7c 8c 5c 85c 25c 15c And thousands of other articles at same rates. faction guaranteed or money refunded. Satis The August Grocery Co. UP TOWN. 7th and Marshall Sts. OOWN TOWN, 18th and Main Sts. MEMORIAL DAY OF Custom of Garlanding Graves Be? gan With Confederate Women. THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED Tenth Day of May Was Formerly One Generally Observed, but Flowers Were Too Scarce?Legislature Fixed on 30th Day of May. The beautiful custom of observing ine morinl day by the decoratlon o? the graves of the soldiers with flowers, em blematlc of iho froshness of iheir mem ory, first had its birth iri the hearts of the women of the South. A few years after the close of that dire struggle be? tween the north and south the results or which brought death to nearly every home in the southland and enriched the soil of Virginia with the blood of her he rolc sons. the moihers, sweethearts and wives of those sons, with each returning spring, would gather sweet flowers weave them with loving hands into garlands and place them upon the graves of those who lald down their lives in defense of their country. The custom developed into the organi? zation of memorial associations in various parts of the country and as the custom became more widely (disseminated tthe idea of fixing on some certain day grew and each year has witnessed a nearer approach to an agreement. At first the tenth day of May, the fatal day for the Confederacy on which Stone? wall Jackson breathed his iast on this earth and passed over the river, was chosen as the fitting memorial day. Tlie Oakwood Memorial Association still ob serves this day, but owing to the fact that it is so early in the year that the flowers are not abundant it has been gen? erally abandoned and the thlrtleth day of May substituted for it. This is the day observed by the national government for the decoratlon of the graves ln the Federal cemeteries. It' has been made a national holiday and the Virginia Legis lature at its last session, adopted it as the State memorial day and made it a State holiday as well. WHY THE THIRTIETH? Why the thirtieth day of May was chosen especially seems to ba unknown. Johnson's encyclopedia, under the head of "Decoration Day," says it was chosen because on this date the last Union sol? dier was discharged after the close of the war between the States. This statement, however. is entirely untenable as John? ston did not surrender until May 26th, and it is a.pparent that me volunteers could not have been mustered out of ser? vice in so short a time. So while the time and exact origin of the custom may not be exactly deter mined it has grown . to be co-extensive with the country and at each returning May gentlo and loving hands scatter sweet garlands over the graves of those who died for country's sake! One of thosa who were lnstrumental in starting the practice. said flttingly: "-i.il that we can now do ls to slng at the graves of our dead: but sing as we may, in lofty strains or lowly, our songs can never express all our feeling?can never celebrate all their fame. A crown such as our dead deserve to wear will never be wrea.thed for them. but it is our duty to gather garlands. which if not beauti? ful enough for their brows, we can hum bly lay at their feet. But in addition to the annual decora? tlon of the graves of the dead the me morlai associations have gone further and in many instances have succeeded in hiving brought to.. .a resting place in their native soil the bodies of soldiers slain on distant battlefields. bearing in mind the beauuml line of 6'Hara? "Your own proud land's neroic soil Should be your fitter grave; She claims from war its richest spoll, The ashes of the brave." THEME OF SONG. Memorial Day has been the theme of many of the most beautiful of Southern poenis and the l-equiems that have been sung in honor of the defe.nders of the "oriflame of glory" .are worthy of the soldiers over whom they are chanted. The following. the author of which is known only by his pseudonym of "Loila," is considered one of the best: Then let us wreathe in garlands Sweet. The flowers that April brings again, From broad Potomac's silvcry sheet. To Florlda's lone sasidy plain. Let cypress wave. O'er every grave. ... Where gently iest _ur gillant slain. How manv homes have bean bereft Of all in life they held so dear! How many aching hearts are left To weep in nnguish o'er the bierl Then let us all \ ?'; Both great and small, ....'?? Unite together once a year, To mourn o'er Freedom's hallowed grave, A ruined country's broken trust? O'r-r those who bled our rights to save, But now lie mouldering in the dust. 'Tis sacred ground, Then strew around :. !? The gifts of one forever just _*;?.. ANOTHER POEM J. R. Barrett. another of the South's war poets sings plaintively o'er the graves with which the fair bosom of hi3 countrv Is scarred, - scars of honor re? ceived'in battling bravely for a right? eous cause: Bring flowers to deck each patriot grave, And bless the vernal sod, Where sleep those fallen ones, whose deeds ? Are written with their God. . Place the white stone above each head? The sacred spot enclose. That no invading step may break Tne calm of their repose. The custom conceived ln the heart of Southern women. and beautifully carried out under their gentle direction, is des tined to live as a testimonial of their love and devotion. whose courage braccd the sons of the South to fight the greatest battles of recorded history and whose strength supported them through the dark days that followed the end of the bitter struggle. And as long as the earth brings forth hei increase the daughter of those who bled and died for the Southern Confed? eracy will scatter sweet garlands on their graves In' loving remembrance of their sacrifice on the altar of Liberty. School of Expression. The'third annual recital of the School of Expression. conducted by Mrs. W. E. Thurston. will be held at the Y. M. C. A. Hall Tuesday evening, May 27th, be? ginning at 8:15. This school has' made rapld advance ment since. its foundation three years ago, having enrolled during the past year more than fifty puplls. EASILY CONVINCED. If some one should tell you fifty times "that Chamberlain's Pain., Balm relleves. rheumatlc ^ pains and that many have" been permanently cured by lt, you might still be only half corivlnced. ~ Give that liniment a trial, however, and experience th. qulck relief from pain. which it af fords, and.you would.be fully satisfted of its great value. 25 and 50-cent bottles for sale by all druggist* UnilOri/CTDrDOWill Hail These nUUOttxLLrLnO Bargains With Delight NOT NECESSARY TO PAY OUT ALL YOUR CASH WHEN YOU CAN HAVE CREOIT HERE, Specials. Astonishing values ln this department, that cannot be equaled by any other store in the city. Decorated Toilet Set ..... ?P* ?"? Large Double Russian Iron (C j p-, Oven."-' * Thevery best makes inGaso-?"5 AO line Stoves.^cF.tt. Two-burner Blue Flame Oil CA Q C Stoves.^".*t._--_? 59c Handsorne Racks. . . . Solid Oak Plate The very best Refrigerator made. A guarantee with every one sold; made of hard wood?dry-air process??cleanable and economical. We have them as low as. All sizes for stores, restaurants, or pri? vate families. ? $5.50 <_-2'5 q-/\ for a magnificent Sideboard, 4)0__-._>LF handsomely carved, highiy polished; a great value for S40.00. <_*n j jz(\ Large Quartered Oak Side -p?*t?ij\J board, canopy top, 24x30 glass, worth S30.00. $2 qQ for large size Ladies' Fine Rat tan Rocker, worth 34.00. oq- for large Porch Rocker, worth OVL> S2.00. <P| *7 **7C for large Golden Oak China ?p I /, /D cioset. highiy polished. quar? tered oak, round ends, worth S22.00. <_ |/y.cA for handsorne Oak China 3> 1 V ._> V cioset, worth S25.00. $10 $4 $2 ne (ot a beautiful Enameled ?Vy and Brass Bed, worth SIS.00. ne; for a handsorne Brass-trimmed ??--,*-, Enameled Bed, wofth $7.50. nr for the best Bed ever offered ?"*-? for SS.50. $9 ?7C for the largest and best Oak -V-V Sideboard ever offered for dou? ble the price; three drawers, large cup board; worth S14.00. - ?rqj for Golden Oak Sideboard, >.yO WOrth S25.00. CO "}-* foralargePatentTuftedCouch, J?".---- covered in fine velour, worth 814.00. <P?7 qp for Tufted Velour Covered -pJ^y.O Couch, worth S9.50. tf^Q A'c for extra large 5-piece Par J)_/0.y_? ior suite, beautifully carved frame, covered in silk damask?exceptional value?worth S35.00. (C1 "1 Q5J for large 5-piece Tapestry <4> -- ' ?y*-' covered Parlor Suije?would be good value at_25.00. %T%\ *7 C for 3-piece Silk Damask Par 4>_/1. _* _? ior suite, worth S28.00. Gutting Table. with Yard Measure on top, 39c. Mattings. An endless variety of Mattings, including Japanese and Grass Mattings, at un equaled prices. o Very fine quality and new designs ^ Cr* Fancy Matting, yard ... i . . OC of China Matting, a yard for. . . <*'*"?' Heavy Fancy Matting, a m/ yard.I__5^2_. Extra Heavy China Mattings, | Q _ vard for.1 OL? Fringed Carpet QQr a yard for A 27X54 Rug'....?... . A 36x72 Flne quality Jap fljl JK Heavy Brussels Carpets. All floor coverings laid free. 65c Agents for the DEMOREST SEWING MACHINES, handsomely polished cases, box or drop head; easy running. Sold on easy weekly or monthly payments. flJ-2C CfA for a handsome Polished ?P_?_?._#U Golden Oak Bed-room Suite, swelled front Dressing Case and Wash stand, French shape Plate Mirror, hand? somely carved Bedstead?a magnificent suite?worth SSo.oo. <? | Q Q C for large Oak Suite, worth $12.75 forabeautffui Golden Oak Chiffonier, high? ly polished, with French plate glass back, worth 318.00. $4.75 for a large Golden Oak Chiffonier worth S7.50. C1 QA for handsome Quartered Oak ?P * ?>f?-, Parlor Table, worth _3.50. <jj i *} C for 24-inch shaped top Quar ?P * ?^? tered Oak Table, worth _2.00. fiC^, for 24-inch top Oak Parlor Table VOU worth Si.SO. Go-Carts and Baby Carriages ln endk_> variety of styles, all the latest recllning features. $10 Q c for the best Go-Cart offered in the city for _ 15.00 ; com? plete with handsome parasol. 59c for the best Solid Oak B race-Arm Chair that was ever offered, worth at least $1.00. 95c for handsome Oak Diner, worth Si-25. $8.95 for pretty Golden Oak Dressing Case, worth Sl-'.oo. $12.75 for handsoiae -"rwfell front, oval plate mir? ror Dressing Case, worth 518.00. C51 B?A f?r handsomely polished <P^t'*J\J Quartered Oak Extension Table, pedestal base, exceptional value, worth 530.00. C<2 *7CJ for massive Oak Extension ?po.y ?-? Table, five heavy legs, hand somely carved, worth 512.00." $3 Q CJ for excellent 6-foot Oak Exten 0<*J sion Table, worth S3.S0. MAYER 6c PETTIT, Southern Furniture and Carpet Company, COR. FOUSHEE AND BROAD STS. MANY NEW RESIDENCES DGTTING THE BEAUTIFUL-WEST END A Notable Circumstance is That the Owners Are Building for Their Own Occupancy ? A /Great Demand for Residences. Never beforo ln the history of the city were so many handsorne resldences in course of erectlon in Richmond. They are springing up in every section of the West End. One notable circumstance Is that many of these dwellings are being built by persons who expect to" occupy them. Some are for rent, however, and will go a little ways towai-ds rellevlng the great need for houses here. Among the prospective new residences of the West End are the following: H. P. Hill, two-story brick, Grace Street near Allen Avenue. . G.- B. Mountcastle, two-story brick, Grace near Allen Avenue. . Hil'l*Montague, three-story brick, Grace Street and Allen . Avenue, residences ot owners. . Gilbert J. Hunt. Park Avenue near .Allen Avenue, four two-story brick, for investment and renting. "W. J. -Ready and others, six two-story brick.-Hanover.and VIne, for investment and renting. Mr Thomas. Hanover Street near Meadow,- two-story brick, for own oc cupancy. . Joseph Holzgrefe, two story residence,. Grove Avenue and Meadow, for invest? ment and rental. John S. Harwood, two-and-a-half-story brick, Franklin and Meadow, for own occupancy. George E. Guvernator, three-story brick, Franklin and Meadow, for own occu? pancy. Clyde W. Saunders, Grove Avenue near Robinson, two-story brick, for own oc? cupancy. " Robert Lecky. Jr., two-story brick, Grove Avenue near Robinson, for own occupancy. Richard M. Taylor. Mayor. extensive Improvements to residence on Grove Avenue near Robinson. P. Whitlock, two two-story brick dwellings, Floyd Avenue and Rowland Stfee. ? Isaac; Hutzler, three three-story brick residences. Grace near. Monroe. forj renfal. T. F. Green. three two-story brick resi? dences, Marshall and Graham, for in? vestment and rental. A. C. Carneal, four two-story brick residences, Marshall near Graham, for Investment and rental. T. D.. Newell, two-story brick dwelling. North Plum. for Investnient Charles Gasser, four two-story frame CHEAP LIVING IN COLORADO ; A Summer's outing in Colorado is not expensive. Throughout the State there are good hotels, boardine houses and ranches, with extremely reasonable charges" Send for special book of Colorado stopping places, free. Camp Life in the Rockies has been systematized by com? panies which furnish entire outfits. Colorado is full of deiightful outing places and Summer life among the mountains, with their clear and crisp atmosphere, is a positive tonic to a depleted system. Very low rateExcursionsto Colorado all Summer. Make inquirias ,-. , Apply for Co!orado books. "Camp Life in the Rocky Mountains." Burlineton il'u-itntv Colorado folder, with excursion rares and tours. hotels, maps. etc. all free. il.u_trate_ Let us advise you the least cost of your summer trip through the west Address J. N. MERRILL, Q. S.A., Atlanta, Ga. L. W. WAKELEY. Q. P. a., SL Louis.' .Wo. residences. Fifth Street near Duval, for investment. ' * ? " Charles E. Whltlock's estate. three story brick store, North side of Main. between Elghth and Ninth. for rental to R. L. Christian & Co. Harwood "Brothers. north side of Franklin betw.en Harrison and Ryland. for Investment. Edward Whitlock. two two-story brick residences. Park Avenue near Morris. for Investment. | Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs, Via SALEM, VIRGINIA, : _, _ P^ENS JUNE 1ST. FreStini ISR feet Sulphur. Chalybeata Fhal_' KfnWater" lAT?e l^n. plenty ol _?___? SSSSS?? and mwU3lc; ??*ntp_?. i.crip_veTp__fphr1eernabIe- Writa ,0r d* T. C CHAPMAN, Proprietar.