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INJORFOLK Socloty's Edlct Went Forth That All Should Attend. THEEVENT OF THE WEEK k Post-nuptial Receptlon Wds'.Tetider ed by Mr. nnd Mrs. Hnrris Plncus to Mr. and Mrs. Phlllip Wn.ch.tel On Wednesday. (Spcclnl to The Tlmos-DlspntchO NORFOLK. March 14.?Society took n nlght off thls week for the oxpenslvo dl vorslon of Mansflold. It was ono of tho odlets of the soclal communlty that ovory body should go to tho Mansflold porform? ance. Many of tho mombers of socloty hato Mansfleld, somo of them don't aS fect Shakespearo; very few of tho bolder mombers caro for Jullus Cacsar, much loss for Brutus, who was too noblo for llfo on the stago.' But the odlct had gone forth that society was expocted, and con sequently, society was thero on tho nlght whon Mansflold played Jullus Caosnr here, The reasons that society took that nlght oft from tho duty of observing Lent may be varlous, but they wore sufllclcnt. Acldulous old malds nnd crusty bachelors have unltod to sneer at the.roasons for the largo numbor of society peoplo who attended tho Mansflold show. Ono says that tho expenso of tlio ontrance' fees at tractod many of tho men who thought, that their bost glrls would know the stn cerlty of their protostatlons of admlra tlon if they provlded tlckots for the most exponslve show of tho season. Another that somo of tho glrls wero tompt ed to woar tho gowns they had propared for after Easter occaslohs nnd could not reslst the tomptation. Howover that may be, the edlct went out that all society folk should appear at tho theatre whon the curtaln ralssod for Mansfleld, and all society folk were there. That posslbly is tho roason tho membors of society dld not do nnythlng olse this week. Tho expenso and the divorslon of Mansfleld waa enough. Society let lt go at that and was satlsfled, especlally ns it Is Lont, and society ls not under ob? llgatlons to do anythlng. ? - ? ? Somo of the oventa of tho woek woro as follows: ? ' A post-nuptiat receptlon waa given by Alr, and Mrs. Harrls Plncus at their resl? dence, on Holt Street, Wednesday after? noon aftor the marrlage of their daugh? ter, Lottlo, to Mt. Phlllip Wachtel', of Macon, Ga. Tho parlors and dlnlng room wero decorated wlth palms, ferna nnd pottcd plants and plnk carnntlons. Tho chandellers were prettlly decorated wlth smllax nnd plnk shades. In tho dlnlng-room tho table was dTessos wlth candelnbrn nnd carnntlons, and tho smllax was fcst.ooned from tho corners of tho tublo to the chnndellor and from thoro to tho walls of the room. About threo hundred guosts wore proscnt and thoy were servod at n buffet luncheon. A very'lmpresslvo scene followcd tho cere? mony ln tho blosslng of the young cou plo by tho brlde's venorable grandfather, Alr. Prledman, who ls elghty-flvo yeara old. Mr. and Mrs. Waohtol left hero for New York by the Old Domlnlon steamer and wlll bo at homo to their friends at the Hotel Nethcrlands aftor Sunday. They recolvcd about flve hundred prosents. A supper was glven ln honor. of-Mlsa Alinnlo Boykln, ot Smlthfiold, by Dr. John F. Woodwnrd, at Iho country club Alonday ovenlng. Tho decoratlons wero red, American beautlos formlng the cen tro pleco. Covors wore lald for twolve; Those prosent wore Mr. and Mrs. Rich&j-d Mcllwalne, Jr., AUss Boykln, Mlss Qoor gie Dny, of Now York; Mlss Jnp.fc Ser pcll, Miss Margaret Reed, of Portf'jmouth; AIlss Lulu Rold, Mr. James ziollowoll, Mr, C. W. Sams, Mr. Willln'm J. Stan worth and Mr. Wllliam A. PJoso. ?*? ' ;? * * / A luncheon was1 givon.Monday mornlng .-aV'tiW country club by Mrs. Edwln G. Leo, Mrs. Blddlccoiri and Mlss' Mnry Nas'h. A jrlzo was offered to the one who should g*.".:.ss' neareBt the timo lt would talto to burn a candle to a certain polnt. Mrs. H. C. HogRnTd provod to be the best guessor and rocelved a Jap ancse bowl. Their g-uests wero Mrs. Nor man Boll, Mrs, Ja.nos Bell, Mrs. H. C. Hoggard, Mrs. W. W. Old nnd Mrs. Mc Alplne. ? ? ? The towel tea, whlch wns glvon at the resldence of Mrs. E. M. Henry. on Buto Street Monday afternoon for tho bone flt of tho now Norfolk Protosnnt Hospltal, WaB n great success. The houso wns prettlly decorated wlth palms, lamps and vlolets. Mrs. Henry rocelved tho guosts, whilo Mrs. James Boll, Airs. Normun Boll, Alrs. Charles H. Wood, Airs. Harry My ors, Mlss Allce Kelly. Mlss Noll Sorpoll, Mlss Georgio Day, of New York, nnd Mlss Abby Wilson scrved tho guosts. Mrs, E. B. Hodgcs presldcd ovor tho toa table. A largo Bum of money was rcallzod for' A Woman's Vride , is largely in her figure, and rightly so. The LONGFELO MODELS of the Corsets For 1903 reflect the newest styles in woman's attire. There are 150 styles to select from?a variety that is certain to contain the identical garment that your figure requires to accentuate' its beauty and correct its defects. Stylet 423 and 430, made of batiste, distlnctly this season's proper modelt, $1.00 and $ 1.50. Hose supporters attached. More expenslye patterns exqulsitely finished made of any Corsob mateHale if you deslre them. A Shape for Hvepy Figure. ASK YOUR OEALER.. thls worthy charlty, besldes a great deal of Unen.and many towelo. . ? ?? ? A dellghtful evenlng was spent* by a number of Norfolk peoplo Saturday at Old Polnt, The navy yard tug went down and among thoso presont woro: Captaln Alllljgan, Mlss Nonlo Reod, of Roanoko; Aliss Murray, of Annapollsj Misses Flor enco and Molly Milllgan, Mlss Porson, Mlss Ellzaboth Wlnn, Mlss Edilh Tunls, Miss Cornolla Truxton, Alr. Tonch Tllgh man, Mr, Georgo ATcG. Goodrldge, Mr. Robort B. Pegrnm and Mr. Georgo Batto. ? * * ' Two box partles wcro glvo nt tho Acad- , omy Tuesday to wltnoss tho porformnnco of Alr. Rlchnrd Alansflold and hls com? pany ln "Jullus Cdosar." Ono party wns composed of Miss Nolllo Llttlo, AIlss Noll Sorpoll, AUss Afargarot Wilson, Colonel James Alann, Major Hoth Tylor nnd Col. W. W. Snlo, Aftor the show they wont to tho Montlccllo for supper. ? * * In tho'''other box wcro Alr. and,.,^'rrs. George'C. Blllups, Atr. and Airs.' Cocll Blllups nnd Airs. Hugh Framt'os Alcllroy, of Now York. / AIlss Carolyn Cohn flshtertnlnod friends Tuesday ovenlng. Jph'q occaslon was a box pnrty glven af/tho Granby Theatro. After tho porforrnAnco Mlss Cohn's guosts wero Invited bo hor homo in Botetourt Stroot, where/ supper was servcd. Thoso presont worirj Mr. nnd Airs. Norman Boll, Jr., Mlss Mary Duhcnn, Mr. Cnrspn Do blo, Atr;' Llowollyn Hllllard, Mr. Lycur gus S'rnlth nnd Atr. Robert Huntor. SOME PEIISONALS. ,Mr. and Airs. Charles Owen, , of Dur ham, N. C, aro vlslting frlonds ln town, Mlss Kntio Cnnnon hns roturned from vlslting friends ln Atlnntn. Mlss Bosslo Orandy left Saturdny fnr Now York. Later sho wlll vlsit frlonds ln Mllwaukoe. Rov. Joseph Dunn, of Suffolk, spont Sunday as tho gucst of hls slster, Airs. Klrklnnd Runin, ln York Streot. Judge nnd Mrs. Thomas II. Wllcox loft Saturdny for Hot Sprlngs. Afrs. Schrlvnor and AIlss Eunlco Peg ram, of Richmond, rao tho guests of their aunts, tho Allsses Blackwoll, In Bute Street. ? ? ? AIlss Alary Bell Whlto left Saturday to bo tho guost of Airs. Handy, ln Ncwnrk, Del. f ? ??.? Alr. A. Cnrson Doble, formorly of Nor? folk, now of North Carolina, ls vlslting hls parents In Buto Street. ? ? ? Airs. R. W. Whltohurst has roturned from n vlsit to her slster, Airs, Gary, ln Nowport Nows. AUhk Janlo Groshnm, of Nowport News, js tho guest of AIlss Kensolt, ln Botetourt vlslting AUss Eugenla Bnln, In Duko Stroot. Mrs. Lowls, of West Vlrglnia, ls the guost of Afrs. J. Caroy Woston, in Freo moson Streot. Mlss Gertrudo Leo Unduch, ot Baltl moro, 1b vlslting Mrs. A; Rowland Nash, in Ghont. Mlss Atlnnlo Boykln,/of Smlthflold, ls I tho guost of AIlss Jeffrlos ln Buto Street. Mlss Bortiin Bow, of Columbln, Pu., IS vlstlng hor aunt, Airs. John Cotton, in Arllngton Placo, Mlss Ethol Schmolz, of Hampton, ls Streot. Mrs. F. L. Snndoz hns roturned from a vlsit to Mrs. Fred. Beacham, at Vlr? glnia Beach. AIlss Loulso Sholdon left Wednesday af? ternoon for Baltlmore. Mrs. Wiley Baxter, who has been vlslt? ing her mothor, Airs. Mlles Seldon, ln Yarmouth Stroet, has returned to Ellza both Clty. Miss Lottermnn, of Charlottesvlllo, is' tho guost of Airs. Lowonberg, ln Ohent. Colonel C. A.Nnsh Is vlslting hl'i daujjh tor, Airs. F. P. Stras, In Rrruioko. Mlss Lutlo Blow hfis oponed hor cot tngo at Vlrglnia lju-oeh nnd ls o.itortnlnlng a number nf hor frlonds. Among them aro Airs.. Allan Al, Cooko, Miss Llzzlo Fropm'an and Alr, Thomas Blow, ot Oloiicostor. OTHER PBRSONALS. AIlss Nonlo Roed, of Roanoke, who has boen tho guost of tho AIlssos Alllllgnn, In tho riavy-yard; loft Wodnosdny to vlsit friends ln ltlchmond. ATr. John S. Flsko, Jr? has roturned to Now York, aftor speudlng a few dnys wllh Airs, Georgo XV. Gordon, iu Bermtida Stroot. Mlss Josophlno Cooko has returned from a trlp to Florida. AIlss Besslo Jones, who has boen tho Guost of Airs. Slmmons, has roturned to Ellznboth Clty, N. C. Mrs. H. L. Elklns loft Afondny for her homo, In Phlladolphln, aftor bolng tho guost of hor slster, Mrs. J. H. Hardy, ln Poush Stroot. AIlss Rosa ArcBoo, who has boon vlslting AIlss Burgess, In Alontgomery, Ala,, has roturned homo, Mlss Rlco, of Rock Island, Is tho guost of Airs. B. Llllonfeld, ln Holt Streot. Atr. and Airs, Charlos P, Breoso and Airs. Turnor P. Orny, who havo been In Now York for sevoral days, havo roturned homo. Airs. Washlngton Bowle, Jr., who hns beon visltlng hor slctor, Airs. S, W. Pnn 11 IU. In York Stroot, has returned to Bal? tlmore. Mlss AInry .Tano Brnnor Is tho guost of AIlss I-Tart, In Brown Avonuo. Alr. nnd Afrs. Chnrles Ruthenuff, of Now YorTt, nro tho guosts of Alr. nnd Airs. Wllliam IT. Taylor, ln Bouah Street, AIlss Sara Galthor hns roturned lo Bolhnven, N. C, nftor belng tho guest of Mrs. E. B. Freemnn, ln York Streot. Mr. At. Goldmnn Is ln the clty, the guost of Alr nnd Airs. D. E Lovy, Alr, Anron Mllhado hns returned from n trlp to Wnshlngton. ATr, II. C. Rlddleborgor has roturned from Washlngton. Only a Woman Could. "Ah, Mrs. Scnddslolgh," ho sald, "you nro Indeed nn enchnntross," "You ll.-tttorer!" sho replled, ''Why do you say thnt?" "Seo tho Cou.it do Alontesqucoweo over thore, Tho women "ro crnzy over hlm. You havo mndo a soelnl llon out of nn nss,"?Chlcago Record-Herald. DURING THE LENTSEASON Some Entertainlng and Vlslt? ing in Fredericksburg Society MARR1AGE ANNIVERSARY Capt, and, Mrs. W. F. Ooats Recelve Very Handsomely. Enjoyable Programmo of Music and Recitatlons at the Baptlst Church. (Spocinl to Tlio Tlmcs-DlBiintch.) FREDERICKSBURG, VA? March 14. Notwlthstttiidlng It ls ln tho mldst of tho Lonteti soason thoro has boon con? sldorable ontertalnlng nnd vlslting hero. Captaln and Airs. W, F. Coates celo brnted a fow ovclnlngs ngo tho first an-, nln'crsary of thoir marrlngo, Tho rooms of their prolty home woro bcautlfully decorated In plnk and cut llowors and many of thoir friends cullod to tendor thoir congratulntlons, Bosldos tho host and hostoss, tho receptlon commltteo ln cludod Mrs. Ralph Thayor, of Washlng? ton, All's, Benjaniln Druuckor, pf Rich? mond, Mr. and Alr, Georgo W". Shqphord, Mr. nnd Mrs. John F. Scott, Airs. S. G. Wallaco, Mrs. Asa Pope and AIlss Jennlo Hurkamp proslded at the frult punch bowl, whilo other ladies asslsted ln serv ing dalnty refrcshments. During tho ev? onlng Mlss Allco Gammon' and Mr. Thomas AV. Hoopor sang sovernl beau tlful numbers. Ench guest was prcscn tcd wlth n souvonlr of tho ocdaslon. A dellghtful progrnmme of music nnd recitatlons wns rendered nt tho Baptlst church Tuesday nlght under tho nuspt ces of a clrclc of tho Lndlcs Allsslonnry Society. Cholco vocal music was ren? dered by Mlssos Allce Gammon, Ncllle Klrtloy, Carrle Bello Qulnn, Atattle Qulnn, Mrs. C. A. Jonos, Airs.Chnrles Keoppon nnd Alossrs. S. S. Qulnn, Chnrllo Qulnn, S, B. Qulnn. Alr. Peter B, Nossett de llghtcd the nudlcjice wlth his whlstllng of tho "mocklng blrd." and Instrumental pleces on tho violln by AIlss Alamlo Alyer and Professor A., B. Qowerlng wcro heartily onjoyod. AIlss Alnmle Boalo and Mrs. Mary Qulnn Tllcks tho nccompa nlsts. Airs. Artlu.r Jonos nnd AIlss Lena Rowe wlth thoir humorous rondlngs nnd recitation^ gnve a plenslng variety to tho progrnmme. Tho nudlenco wn.i a largo and nppreclatlvo ono. No ndmlssinn tco wns charged but a free wlll offerlng wns taken for the cause of mlsslons. Tho Allsses Pollafd, dnughters of Rev. Dr. John Pollard, of Bowllng' Green, 'oir tertained their frlonds a .fow Vvenlngs ago, wlth a coiwersatlon party. Several si.bjects wore seiccted nnd each gucst was allowed three mln'utcs on onch sub ject. Mlss Carrle Bello Grcsham wus awarded tho first lndy's prlzo as tho bost conversatlonallst nnd, Airs. L. Bates socurod tho gentlomnn's prlze. The young pu.plls of Professor Frank lln nnd AIlss Pnlmor ln tho music de partmont of Fredericksburg Collogo gave a recltn! Frlday afternoon nt 3:30 o'clock, whlch wns lnrgely nttended nnd groatly onjoyod. Tho young peoplo showed doclded talont and oxcellent ? - gross undor tho careful tralnlng of their toachars. On Frlday a lnrgo g.athorlng attondod a sllvor ton glven by Mlss Wllllo Scbool er's Allsslonnry Circle at the horno of Al/rs. V.'At. Flemlng, on Hanovor Streot, from G to 0 P. AT., and tho occaslon was a most enjoyablo ono. Alr. and Mrs. W. W. Soay, of Spotsyl vanla county, colebrnted the twenty-llrst nnnlversary of thoir marrlage a few nlght ngo, whlch was attendnd by their friends of tho nolghborhood, whlch Included mnny young pooplo, who greatly enjoyed the orcaslnn. Atlss Mny Wallaco, of Stafford county, has Kono to Richmond to vlsit her fath er, Scnator G. M. Wallaco, and wlll spond some timo wlth rolatives thero. AIlss Alary Skeen, of Covlngton, Va? who hns boen vlslting AUss Lena Rowo nt Brompton for Ihe past woek, Is now tho guest of friends In Richmond. Airs. T. E. Morrls has returned from a vlsit to Triends in Washlngton. Mr. Jullnn Wnll, of Washlngton, who has beon tho guest of Alr. S. G. Wallaco aad famlly hero and of Judgo R. H, L. Chlchester and famlly, of Stafford, has rolurned homo. PERSONALS. AIlss VIrulo B. Carmlchncl has roturned home from nn extonded vlsit to rolatives and friends In Richmond. Alr. George Purvls, of "Llttlo Whim," Stafford county, near thls clty, ls on a vlsit to hls old homo at Crookston, Allnno sota. A1rs. J. E. Polndoxter, of Laplatn, Md., ls vlslting hor mother here, Airs. Bottlo G. Wallaco. AIlss Suslo M. Bradley spent thls week wlth rolatives ln Baltlmore. Alr. A. F. Dlokson hns returned frnm a vlsit to hls mothor ln Dlnwlddlo coun? ty. Alr. W. W, Mountjoy, who hns been vls? lting rolatives ln Klng Goorgo county, has returned to hls homo In New York. Airs. Alountjoy went farthor snuth to Key West, Florida, whero sho wlll spond snv ernl weeks wlth her fathor, Dr. J. Y. Por tor, Airs. L. T. Kearsloy nnd AUss Allco Gor don, both of thls city, who spent tho wlnter at Irvlngton. on tho lower Rnppn hannock, aro now sojournlng In Washlng? ton. ?* MISS WABEL COOK, S?cr?t?rr Woodman'e Clrcle, 3617 ludiana Avenue, CliiCAGO, II.L, N PAINS Ghioago, iLii., Sept. 27, 1902. I havo boen a sufforcr with almost overy kind of fomalo trouble for years, but aa long as I could get around and do my work I would uot try pateut medioines as I had no faith in thein. About oight montbs ngo I had to take lo my bed, suffering with prolapsua of the uterus. with beariug down pains and intonso paina in the back. My aunt, who camo to nurse tno, told tno of Wiuo of Corilui and eent for u bottle. I am iudeed glad that she did, for that first bottlo started ino on tho road to recovery. ln a few weeks I was out of bed and in threo niontna I was in jbetter libalth and stronger than I had been iu years; I take a doso now, occaaioually, of Wiae of Cardui and am kept iu perfect health. Secretary of Woodmoa'a Oirole No. 71. This was the hardest klnd of r, case to cure, but Wine of Cardui never fails to boneflt any case of female troubles, no matter how severo or how chronic. Miss Cook being holped, deairea to help others and her letter uhowa you tho way to health, Wino of Cardui brincg cortnin rolief to a woman suffering any symptom of female weakness aud por fectly regulatea tho menstrual fiow and gives strength and touo to tho weakoned organs of womanhood. Wine of Cardui stops bearing down paina by perinanentfy relioving tbe irritation which weakens tbo ligaments hold ing tho woinb in placo. After taking Wine of Cardui Misa Cook had no moro paina or aufferingfttlhe menatrnal period. You need not suffer overy month if you tako thia medioino. Tho periodical diacharge will be painleas and bealthy without continual weakoning draina. Wiue of Cardui will mako your health rigbt and you may treat yourself privately in your own home. All druggiats sell $1.00 bottles of Wine of Cardui. Becure a tl.OP. bottle of Wine of Cardui toaay. WlNE'GftRDU MITTELDORFER'S 217 EAST BROAC STREET, Grand Opening of New Spring Merchandise?The Newest M&teritJs, Colors and P&tterns in Dress Goods, Waastintfs, Suitings and Waists?Our Assortment is Larger Than Ever. Special S&Je of Mtvttings. Dress Goods. Ltght.Oxford Sultlngs, nowost nnd nobblest dress matcrlal, 20o. a yard, worth 35c. Vollo, ln Tnn, Llght Bluo, Ndvy, Gray and nll new shades. 30c, worth 76e, a ynrd, , . Etamlnos, In nll nowost shndos, 26c, to J1.00 n yard. Mlstrals, ln Whlto, Bluo, Gray and Tan, 80o. r. ynrd, worth 60c. New Alorcorlzcd alnghnms, In strlpcs and plnlds, 20c. a yard, worth 35c, Solld Color nnd Fancy Olnghntns, spocinl, 8 1-3c: n }*ird. Sntlncs, oxtra wldo, nll tho rngo, special at 12 l-2c, n ynrd. Satln Strlpe and Polka-Dot Sllk, 35c. a yard, worth 50c, Atcrcorizod Etamlnos, for wnlsts nnd sults, AOc. a ynrd, worth 60c. Silks. Beautiful Wnsh Sllks, In strlpcs and plalds, 28 1-2c. a yard, worth BOc. Tho Nowost Cheok Triffetn Sllks, In all shades, 78c. a ynrd for $1.25 vnluo. All tho Now Shndes of Sllk Alulls, 20c. for tho 40c. grndo. Japaneso Sllk, wator-proof, spot proof, porsplratlon-proof, Fast Bluck, $1.12 1-2 a ynrd, Instcnd of $1.60. Chlna' Sllks, 27 Jnchcs wlde, overy shndo, 48c. n yard, Now Flgured Sllks, best grades, 47 l-2c. n ynrd, worth 76c. Sale of New Mottings. 300 ROLL8 JU8T ARRIVED- FROM AUCTION. NONE DAMAGED, EX? CEPT IN PRICE, AND THI8 IS; BROKEN IN HALF. Now Ptitterns ln Chlneso Mattlngs, Btrlpcs nnd chccks, 10c, worth 10 2-,',n. 12 1-2c. for Chlna or Cotton-Warp Alattings, now colors, worth 20c. 10 2-3c. for Japanoso/ Alattings, ex trn hoavy, 2fi nnd 35o. values. 2Cc. for Extra Flno Japaneso Mat tlngfl, 40 lo 60c. qunllty. Many Short Lengths at one-thlrd their value. Cottons. ON WHICH YOU WILL. SAVE MONEY, MANY MORE ITEM8 THAN WE HAVE HERE. Androscoggln and Barker Blcached, 7 1-2c. Frult of tho Looms, not rcmnants, 0 7-8c. Rcmnants of Blcnchod Prldo of Wost, Wnmsuttn, Now York Mllls, ?l?M?l^~M-W-lH-M-H"H~l~H~:H-l^-r?l Lnngtlon, 0. B., for 7 3.8c, worth 12 l-2c. Only a llmltod quantlty of tho above. Unbloachod 40-lneh-wldo Flno Brown nt 4 l-2c? worth 7c. 4-4 Sea Ialand Flpo Brown Un blcnohcd* Cottoni 4 7-8c. Plllow and Sheeting Cottons, spe? clal prlcca. Laces ond Embroideries. OUR LACE AND EMBROIDERY DE? PARTMENT 13 8HOWINQ THE HANDSOMEST LINE WE EVER HAD AT PRICES THAT ARE FAR BELOW THE VALUE. i Sklrts. NEW ONE8 ARRIVINQ EVERY DAY; THE MOBT 8TVLI8H PAT TERN8, NEWE8T CUTS AND PINE MATERIAL3. Oxford Orny, Black nnd 131 uo 811k Band Trlmmed Sklrts, $2.40, worth $4.00. Bluo nnd Blnck d-gorod, Invorted flnro, each snnm bound wlth allk, $3.98, worth $(1.00. lStnrrilno Sklrts, In Blacjr, tiaint sorridly trlmmed ln taffcta, $5.49 and $7.49. worth $10.00 and $12.00. 811k Bklrto from $9.89 to $25.00. THE MODERN BOX PARTY Other Forms of Entertainment Forced toTake a BackSeat. IT ENJOYS A MONOPOLY Tho "Box Party" Descrlbed and Fu|ly Set Forth as a Worthy Aspirant to Popular Favor?Each Qentleman v Attendlng Is to Bring a Box. (Special to Tlio Tlmes-Dlspntch.) COMORN, VA., Alarch 14.?Tho modern "box party" has bocomo so Immensely popular among tho young tolks ln tho rural dlstrlcts that varlous other klnds of ontertalnmonts and "pass-tlmes" at prlvato rcsldonces havo boen asslgned to a back sent, soon to bo numbered nmong tho things of tho past. Dahclng partles, card partles, valontlno partles and tho llke, whlch havo beon ln yoguo for many generdtlons, have been ln evldonco but llttlo thls senson, whilo their successor? tho "box party"?has enjoyed a swooplng monopoly. A number of young peoplo gather at tho home of somo frlond who Is not ayerso to Innocont. fun and frollc, and whilo away tho first half of the nlght by car? rying out and Informal programmo of vo cnl and Instrumontal music, "plnys", gumes, practlcal. Jokes, &c, tho amuse ments belng snugly sandwlohed wlth a su.nptuous supper and an nbundanco of confoctlonary; and, beforo dlsporslng. tho partlclpants agreo upon another nlght as tho tlme, nnd somo other resldence ns tho placo, of tho noxt "box party," whlch must " t ike placo" ln loss than a weok from that tlme. It ls always undorstood that each gen tlomen attendlng theso partios must carry a ncat box contalnlng eonfectionury of tho best quallty, and that tho ownors of tho houses where tho partles aro to bo hold must know nothlng of tho "comlng ovent" untll tho young folks begln to mcot nt the tlme appolntod, so that tho ontoralnment will bo a "surprlse," But, somehow, the secrol leak.s out, and, an a rulo, a blg supper awults thc partlcl? pants. It looks ns If tho vnlontlno fovor whlch manlfested ltsclf about tho 14th of Fob ruary, has becomo both chronlc nnd con tuglous in somo localltles, for tho comlc artlclo ls stlll golng tho rounds Just as it waas a month ago. It ls vory much llko tho gamo of "last tng" playod by school-chlldron. Tho follow who ls hlt Is determlncd to hlt back agaln und won't glvo up unloss ho ls allowed to doal tho last llttlo llck. Aluch bad fcollng and many personal quarrcls and nolghborhaod fueds havo rosulted from tho sendlng of an offonHlvo comlc valontlle, ond tho cus tom has becomo so dlgustlng In somo communltlcs that tho morchants havo dc cldcd that thoy wlll uovcr agolr. koop tho comlc valentlno In stock. HYDROPHOBIA. What Is gonorally bolleved to bo hy drophobla has reaohod vory sorlous pro. portlons In somo parts of thls country, A llttlo moro thnn a month ugo a mad dogl mndo two tours of thls nolghbor hood and attnekod dogs, hogs nnd cattle, an account of whlch appoarod ln thenQ columns at tho timo. Tho Incldent caus od wldesproad unenslnosH, but tho ownors of anlmnls attackod woro unwllllng to havo thom kllled becauso thoy woro not ontlr6ly certaln that thoy hud boon ac? tunlly hltton. In tlio courso of a weok or ten days from tho rabld dog's first tour of tho nolghborhood. nn anlmal hero and thoro showod slgns of rables, Somo of thoso fow wero kllled, and somo dled. Lu lor tho dlsonso manlfested Itsolf ln cattle and hogs. and now a number of flno hogs havo hydropholiln. Afr. Robert Newton, a prosporoiiH fnrmor near thlH_pl?ce, hus lost ncnrly all flof hls hogs slnce tho first ono showod slgns of rablos about ten days ago. It ls belloved now that a Jiwtlco of the peaco wlll havo to requlro a constnblo to klll tho dogs known to havo boon bltten, in ordor to provont n furthor spread of hydrophla ln tbo county. The maglstrato at thls plnco has called nttentlon tn tho fuct that tho law retiulros tho kllUng of dogs known to havo beon bltter by a rabld anlmal, and that nny pcrson conconllng suoh n dog la llablo to n flno of $1 for paqJl nnd overy day a bltten dog l? con coalod. ,?'-.?'. Aleasles Is opodomlc ln somo sections of Klng aoorge, and tho dlsoaso Is Interfor ing considerably wllh tho nttondonce upon somo of tho public schools. The pound flshermon nlong tho Poto mao nre busy puttlna their nots ln tho rlvor, wlth a vlew to begln tho Bprlng flshery two wooks onrllo.r than wus nt one tlme nntlclpated. Somo of tho solnes havo boon making very sallsfuctory catches for scvorul days past. 8T. PATRICK'S DAY. Noxt Tuesday, "St. Patrlck'ti Duy", wlll be the tU?Q. (of s?wl?? cubbase soed, and ( for flxlng nearly nll mannor of plant-bods and unloss tho weathor la so stormy ns to procludo tho posalblllty of strong mon worklng out of tloors, more vegctablo scrd Will bo commltted to tho ground on thnt day than on nny othor dozon dnys put together. Mr. J. N. Owcns, of this county, had tho mlsfortuno, sovornl days ago, to lo.io by donth a vory valuablo horse. lt Is sald that the death of tho nnlmal wna due to the brenklng of a blood-vessel, Judgo Chlcestor, of tho County Court of Klng G'oorgo, has appolnted Mr. Frank Taylor as an addltlonal Justlce of tr.e peaco for Potomao Dlstrlct, tho dlstrlct belng a very long one, und tho upper ond of It havlng long been wlthout such an ofllcor. Mrs. Templo Stephens, of this nelghbor hood, has gono to 'Washlngton, D. C, for medlcal trentment In n- hospital. j Mr. John S, Shelton, a merchant rcsld Ing near. Fletchcr's Chapel, ln tho upper pnrt of this county, has been vory 111 for soveral days past. Mlss Plorcnco Shelton, of Stafford coun? ty, hns been a guest of frlends near hero for a weok past. ,Mr. Wllkins Taylor noar here Is kllllng a good many wlld geese ln a mnrsh on the Rnppnhannock rlvor. A steam saw mlil Is belng set In a body of woods on tho old "Crow's Xcst" plan tatlon, ln tho lower end of stafford. for tho purposo of propnrlng tho tlmbcr thero for shlpment to Kuropc. lt ls snld. Crow's Nest Is sald to be the best tlm bored ostate ln this sectlon of Vrglnla, tho owners havlng hlthorto vory wl?oly refused to allow tho woods to bo plekcd nnd mutllatcd by tlmbcr buyers. ' Mra. Jnmes ti. Payno and dnughtors, who havo boon resldlng ln Washlngton Clty for sorno years, have moved to tholr country home at Edgo 11111, In this county for pcrmnnent rosldcnce.' Itev. John R. Thomas, who was last Monday called to Charles county, Md., by tlio lllness of hls daughtor; hns roturnod to hls home at Colonlal Beach. LOCAL OPTIO.N* ELECTION. Tho peoplo of Westmoroland aro very onthuslaiitlo over a loeal option electlon to bo held ln Stonewnll Dlstrlct of that county next month. It Is sald thnt tlio "wots" and "drys" arn actlvoly at work for tholr reflpcctlve sldes, but as fnr as can bo learned, no bltter feellngs havo dovoloped so far. Mrs. rtose T. Iluntor nnd daughter, Mlss Suo Iluntor, of Washlngton Clty, aro guests of thelr relatlves', the Iiunters, at Klng George Court-house. Mlss Sophla Taylor, who has beon Hpondlng some tlmo ln Atlunta und othor Southern clties, has roturncd to her homo nt Powhatan, nenr here. Mr. Edwln Scott, of Aloxandrln, hns ciuallfled on admlnlstrator on the estnto of Mr. Thomas Scott of this county, who dlod soveral wcoks ago, Mr. Nonh Webater, of Combrldge. Md., hns been spondlng a fow days wlth frlends at Dogue, this county. Mr. Charles Rogers and wlfo have ro? turnod to thelr home In Washlngton, D. C, after spondlng soveral days wlth reln tives horo. Mrs. Turnor, wlfo of Rev. B. T. Turner, tho Eplscopal clorgymon at Klng Georgo Court-Houso, 1k undor medlcal treatment ln niohmond clty. \ Mlss Kato Smlth, a charmlng lady of Krodorlcksburg, hns been a guest of Mlss Dora Hooo at Lauderdnlo, this county, for two v/eoks past. ln some pnrts of this county tho publlo roads aro ln such a torrlblo condltlon thnt tho mnll-carrlbrs hnve to travel consldor ablq dlstuncos oft of tholr routes In order to rnttch tho varlous post-ofllons. Another large gnng of colored mon left horo this week for Now Jorsoy and Ponn sylvanln, ln soareh of "hlgh wngos," leav Ing whon tho fnrmers hero aro ln press Ing need of lnbor. Evory curpentor ln Colonlnl Beach Is worklng on full tlme now, wlth a pros poct or havlng plenty of work untll mld summar. IN WASHINGTON. Mlss Flora Ilnyns, n hlghly ostoomod and promlnont young lady of this county, wns tukon vory III soveral dnyn ago ln Washlngton clty, whoro sho had gono to spond sorno thnn wlth frlends nnd rela? tlves. A spoelnl from WnshinBtoi) yoa torday stated that tho young lady s fath? or hnd arrlved thero and was urranging to brlng hor homo on one of tho l'utomno pnsHongei* stquineis. Mr. Honry! C. Hudson, of Oern, this county, hnd :'tho mlsforluiio to lnfllct a torrlblo wound on ono of hls logs wllh a uharp nxo a fnw days ngo. Tho aooldontal shoollng nnd woundlng, on Wodnesdny of tho olght-yenr-old son of Mr. JUdson J. Snlo, of this county, us wlred Tlio Tlnios-Dlspatch, was a snd ?nffalr. Mr. Snlo had Just roturnod from hls farm on liorse-baok nnd lald hls guu agalnst n |og to romuln untll vho could put hls horse ln thu i-tnblo. When he turned ,tbwards tlio sluble, Wlrt, hls little son. uttemptod to pull the gun. mussvilo foremost, ovor the log, when tho luim mors cnino ln contnet wlth tho Jog, cnus Ins tho wonpon to dlsclmrgo. The on tlre lon'd passod Imtnedlately ln front of tho chlld's nbdonion and lodged lu orm of hls nrms nhovo thu wrlst, tcarlng away flesh, slnews and a part of the boncs. Mr. Frank Taylor, of this nolghhorhood oponed the "sprlng chu.se" this weok, and the flrst mornlng ho carrled hls pnek of noblo hounds to. thc woods he capturod a grcy fox, after nn oxcltlng chaso of threo hoiirs. Mr. Taylor ls tho chumplon fox liuntor of Klng Georgo, but ow|ng to the scarclty of foxes lu tho county, he sel don) lius a "blg tlmo" in that lino nowa dnys. Mr, Arthur Hooo, who hns been spondlng n I'ew dnys at hls homo ln thla tounly, on impnrtnnt business, ^ius returned to Colunibian College, ln Washlngton, where he is u medicul aluauntj .%.<?? . DAUGHTERS ARE HARD AT WORK They Are Interested in Con* federate Bazaar to be Held in Richmond in April. (Speclnl to Tl.o Tlni(-?-Dl?p?tcl).) CIIARLOTTJ3, N. C, March 14,-Th? Stouewall Jnekson Ch.ipter. United Daughtors of Confoderacy nro manlfesU Ing f[Uite nn Interest ln the bazaar,.whlch Is to be held in. Richmond from the 16th to the 30th of Aprll. Thls Chnptcr ls to send a box of fancy articlos, and each. member Is expoctcd to contrlbutc. Tho object ot tho bazaar Is to asslst ln r.ils Ing funds for tho Jofferson Davls monu? ment, and to Improvc tho museum, wb'ch Is locnted in Richmond. North Carolina hns n room In the musoum, but hns fallon behind ln the matter of contrlbutlons. Vlr. glnln has al thousnnd things In her room, Georgla sevon hundred and North Curo llna only two hundred. Afrs. J. L. Scxton has been requestod to colloct a box of things sultablo for tho bazaar from tho cltlzens of Charlotte, who do not belong to the United Daughters of tho Confcdoracy. Thoso aro 'to. bo vol untnry contrlbutlons, nnd those preforrlng to do so can contrlbute money. Mlss jMyce Blanclie Morgan ls to bo ln clmrgo of the North Carolina booth nt the Conft-dorato Bazaar. AIlss Morgan reports work well under way ln the thlr-< ty-flve North Carolina chapters of tho Unltod Daughters of tho Confoderacy nrd states thnt arrangements aro belng mado for a play to bo glven for tho beneflt of thc North Carolina booth. Roglnnlng next Thursday evenlng a ba? zaar ls to be hold for two days In tho Durham bulldlng for tho bonoflt of tho Dny Nursery, nnd on tho nlght of tho 20th n Afother Goose cntortnlnmcnt wlll be glvon in the Academy of Alusic, AUss Lllllo Aray Lovlng entortalnod the Saturday Afternoon Fllnch Club Aionday. Thc Shnkc.speare Club mct at tho Prcs byterlnn College TUosday evonlng, Tho week's puyetles culmlnated Wednes? day ovenlng. whon Rlchard Aiansfleld prc sontod "Jullus Caesar" at the Academy of .AIuslc. Tho largest and most dis crlmlnntlng theatrlc.il audlence that evor ansembled ln Charlotte grected Afr. Aians? fleld. ' Tho Over thcTea-Cups Book Cluri mct wlth Afrs. J. Albert Arnold Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Airs. C. AI. Gibbbn entortnlncd tho Elcc trlc Book Club Tuesday afternoon. A very dellghtful afternoon tea waa glvon Tuesday by Airs. W. L. Long, ccm pllmontary to Mlss Aiary Lore, of Con cord. Afrs. Oscar Smodburg nnd AIlss Ernncos Smedburg, of Now York clty, aro oxpect c-d shortly to vlsit Mrs. John Wllkcs. AIlss ALiry Royd, a charmlng belle from Roldsvllle, nrrlvcd this woek to vlsit Airs. John AI. Scott. Alr. Thomns Beall, of Grecnsboro, was the guest Wednesday of Airs. J. Ren wlck Wllkes. He came to seo Alansflold, Where's the Joke? Wo wlll help you to enjoy what you road as much ns any ? onol Wo wlll provldo porfect cyeslght for you, You wlll seo tho polnt of tho matter when yoii oan road without dlscom fort, ? You wlll know tho vnluo of our Optlcal sorvlces when wo havo dono our bost for your uettor slght. 73/ MAIN ST? AND OIL CO., 1110 East Alnln Streot, RICHMOND, VA., COLD WATER PAINTS, FLOOR STAIN3, BRUBR12S, and PAINT* ER$' SUPPL1ES. A.