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J SOCIAL AND
PERSONAL 1 I Going Home. We fiftld that the days were evil, Wo felt that thoy might bo few, ?Por low was our fortune's lovol, And heavy tho winters grewji v But one who hud no pOBs?Mloh Looked up to thn azure dome, And finid, In his simple fnshion, Bear friends, wo aro going ho/nel This world Is tho same dull mnrkot Tha.t wearied its earliest 8?fh.l Tho times to tho wise ore dark ye-? But bo hath been many nn age, And rich prow tho tolling nations, . And refl grow tho battle* apean, And dreary with desolations Roll onward the laden years, What need of the changeless s'iry Which time bath so often told, The spectre that follows glory, Tho ?inker that cunes w'.'.'i gal 1 ? That wisdom nnd strength, nnd honor Must fade like Hie far sea foam, And death Is tho only wlnner? But, friendo, wo oro going home! The homes wo had hoped to rest In Wero open to sin and strife, !" Tho dreams that our youth was blest In Wero not for the wear of life; Jfor caro can darkon the cottage, A? well a,s the palnco hearth, And birthrights nre sold for pottage, But ti'.vor redeemed on onrth. The spnin-s havo gone by In sorrow, The Stimmern were grieved away, And ever wo feared to-morrow, And ever wo blamed to-day. In depths which tho sonrchor sounded, On bills which the high heart clomb. Have troubles nnd toll nbounded? But, friends, we aro going home!' Our faith was the bravest builder But found not a stone of trust; Our love was the fnlrest gilder, But lavished its wealth On dust. And time hath tho fabric shaken, And fortune the clny hath shown, For much they hn.ve changed nnd taken, But. nothing that was our own. The light that to us made baser The paths which so many choose, The Rifts there was found no place for, The riches we could not use; The heart that when life was wintry Founc? summer In strain and tome, With lho?c to our kin and country Dear f'icnds, we are going home! Frances Brown. Missouri Delegation. The Missouri delegation, Daughters of the American Revolution, who have been visiting points of historic Interest in Virginia, since the closing of the Continental Conpress In "Washington, D. C. will reach Richmond to-day. The Commonwealth Chapter, D. A. R., ?will give them a driving party this af? ternoon, and at R o'clock will entertain them at a reception ten, in the home of Mrs. J. Tnylor Ellyson, No. 10 East Franklin Street. The Reception Committee from the chnpter will include Mrs. C. A. Blanton, Mrs. Dellam Barksdnle, Mrs. A. F. Huntt, Mrs. XV. H. Nelson. Miss Helen Monta? gue, Mrs. W. E. Evans, Mrs. M. B. Hlr rlson, Mrs. XV. J. Johnston, Mrs. Lnrkln Glazebrook, Mrs. Alice M. Tyler, Miss Irene Bossieux and Mrs. Kate S. Wlnn. Mrs. M. A. Chambers Is chairman of arrangements, assisted by Mrs. XV. E. Evans and Mrs. King. A number of ln : dies from the chapter will servo refresh? ments at the reception and Mrs. John B. Llghtfoot has been asked to preside at the punch bowl. Mrs. J. Taylor Ellyson, wife of the Lleutennnt-Ciovernor, and acting presi? dent of the Association for the Preser? vation of Virginia Antiquities, will rep? resent the association, with Mrs. Light foot, Mrs. W, T, Robins, Mrs. J. Enders Robinson nnd other officers of tho or? ganization and members of the central committee. Invitations have been sent to the regent of the Old Dominion Chap* ter, D. A. R., nnd alternates at tho re? cent continental congress. Mrs. Swnnson has gracefully extended the hospitality of the Mansion to the Missouri visitors by Inviting them to call during their drive, go through the house and meet her, as they no doubt will be most happy to do. The occasion Is looked forward to with much pleasure by all Interested In It. WEDDINGS OF THE WEEK. ?Riiey?'Noel. A beautiful wedding took plnce Wed? nesday at noon at "Fnlrfield," Aylot't, Va., the home of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Noel, when their daughter, Kmma Bue, became the bride of Mr. Richard Klley, of Richmond. The Rev. Porter Hardy of? ficiated. Very elaborate nnd artistic decorations were In green and white, palms and while flowers bring used In profusion. Mr. E. D. Pollard, a cousin of the bride, played the wedding march from Lohengrin, Misa Iva Duncan, of Norfolk, was maid of honor to the bride, and Mr. Edward II. Mayileld. of Richmond, was the groom'? best man. The brido, who came In with her broth? er, Mr. Peyton Noel, wore an exquisito creation of white tnessollno silk, ovor taf? feta. Her tulle voll wiih caught with a wreath of lilies of tho valley ami lier only ornament was a gold bracelet. Her flowers were Pride rar?r\, The moid of honor wan prettily gowned in while mousseline over taffeta and car? ried white cumulions. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Noel Makes the Welt-Bred Thoroughbred Bread Del Powder ?\ Distinctive c/ipparei tor women. An unparalleled sale of this sea? son's Silk Eton Suits at cost and less. WE do not, ag a rule, hold our Suit sales so early in the season. This year our urgent need of room for Summer gar? ments compels us to do so. In addition to the present sale collection, we have reduced all this season's Silk Suits to cost and less. These are shown in the vest models and color effects. You will find them displayed in our windows, plainly marked, If you do not see the Suit you Want there, visit our .Garment Department. We have a large assortment to select from. $20 Silk Eton Suits, in black, black and white check, and reseda green, now $12,50. $25 Silk Eton Suits, in black, navy, and blue and white check, now $15.00, I $35, $40 and $45 High-grade Silk Taffeta Suits, in black and navy, now $25.00. V_J Poems You Ought to Know. M'hatover your occupation may be, and however crowded your hours with affairs, do not fail to secure at least a few minutes every day for refreshment, of your Inner life with a bit of poetry.?Prof. Charles Eliot Norton. No. 8?5. PHILOMELA. By MATTHEW ARNOLD. Other selectloiw from this nutlior, tils portrait, autograph and biographical sketch, have already been prlntod In this serlos. ARK! nh, the Nightingale! The tawny-throated! Hark! from that moonlit c?dar Vhat a burst What triumph! hark!?what pain! O Wanderer from a Grecian shore. Still, after many years, In distant land's, Still nourishing In thy bowllder'd brain That wild, unquench'd, deep-sunken, old-world pain? Say, will It never heal? And can this fragrant lnwn With Its cool trees, and night, And the sweet, tranquil Thames, And moonshine, and the dew, To thy rack'd heart and brain Afford no balm? Dost thou to-ntght behold Here, through the moonlight on this English grass, The unfriendly palace In the Thraclan wild?.. Dost thou again peruse > ,? With hot cheeks and sear'd eyes The too clear web, and thy dumb Sister's shame? Dost thou once more assay Thy flight, and feel come over thee, Poor Fugitive, the feathery change Once more, and once more seem to make resound With love and hate, trlnmiHh and agony, Lone Daulls, and the high Cephlssian vale? Listen, Eugenia? How thick the bursts come crowding through the leaves! Again?thou hearest! 9 Eternal Passion! Eternal Pain! This series be-rnn In Ttic Tlmes-Dlspntch Sunday, Oct. 11, 1903. One Is pubHihcd each day. entertained nt n largo r?ception in honor of the bridal party. Among the niiincrous nnd Handsome presents received by tlio young couple, was n chest of silver from the groom's employers und co-workers at Th? Tlmps Dlspatch. After rin extended Northern tour, Mr. and MrH. Rllcy will make their homo in Richmond. Among the guests who attended tho wedding from a dlBtnncn were: Mrs. H. N. Harris, of l.oulsa, Va.; Miss Olnra Garrott, of West Point, Vn,| Miss Hettlo Klttinger, of Richmond; Miss Helen Jeter, of Richmond; Miss Marvin Onrrett ai.d Mrs. A. F, Noel, of Richmond; Mr. XV, L. Brown, of Hampton, A'a.; Miss Iva IMincnn, of Norfolk, Vn., and Mr. E. H. Mnyfleld, of Richmond. Frayser?Duke. A vory pretty wedding took placo yes? terday evening at six o'clock In Fulton Daptlst Church, when Mina I/llllan Cnpi tpla Duko became tho wife of Mr. AVIIlliim Ashby Frnyser, ?on of Mr. XV. B, Frny lier, of Laurel Springs, Ilenrleo county, The Rev. Pnvld Hepburn, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. The wedding march from Lohengrin was beau? tifully played by Mrs. XV. D. Wllbon as the bridal party entered, tbo church, which wns decorated with palms nnfl potted plants. Mr. XV. Floyd. Reams snrtg a solo entitled "Love." Misa Maude Duke; sisier of tho bride, was maid of honor, and Misses Pansy Frayser and Bessie Onrber Black ween the bridesmaids. Mr, Richard-K. Fray. ser, brother of the groom, was best mnn. The bride's "?own wn? an exquisito while crepe de sole, made, en prlnccs.se, and . her tullo Veil was caught with a coronet of orange, blossoms, Her Mowers were P.riiir- rosca and lilies or ibe valley, The maid of honor wore pink ?'?fr mull and carried I.a. Franco rOBCB. The two bridesmaids were In white organdy und |aco, with white loillslno girdles. They carried P'nk carnations. After (he ceroriiony Mr. and Mrs. Fray? ser left for Northern pointai and on their re turne will be ai home at No. DIO Nich? olson Street. Guygcr?-Barlcley. A quiet wedding look place Wednesday In the homo of Mrs. J. Fdgar Murphy, No. 716 l'".ast draco Street, when her Ulster, MIks Hnosvdeti Rarkley, was mar? ried to Mr. Ralph OuygCr, Of Btateiivllle, N. c The Rev. i>r. jero Wltlierspopn. performed itm ceremony. The bride wore a stylish golng-nway "gown of tan cloth, with liai and glove? to correspond. Mr. and Mrs. ?iuygcr will, make their homo In Statosvlllu, North Carolina. Wray?-Shepherd, A very pretty m.-iriia?.- look place last evening at 7 o'clock In (iiovn Avenue Baptist I'htireh, when Ml?,s 12 va Rordellq Hlicphr-nl was married lo Mr, fjeorga filerlliiM Winy, the Rev. Mr. Rlddlel; oili Clatjng, Mli'H Virginia Minor Winy, k?k tor of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, and wore white taffeta silk mad. princess. Her flower? were hrldci.maids roses. Mr. John M. Wray, acted as bent mnn, and ushers were Messrs. He-nJ.i ii,In Broi-kenbrougli, J. Kdward Cob.-nn, P. H. Fuhaiik. Walter B. Freeman.. (?, Moiieil King, and Walt.-r J. Hinliher. XU? tuidli flilt-leU tli? vhuiCll, Ifilllilll' on the arm ot her father, Mr. John C. Shepherd. Her gown was of white crepe de chino, and she carried a largo bou? quet of bride roses. After the ceremony, Mr. nnd Mrs. Wray left for a Northern tour. On their return they will make their homo In Richmond, where Mr. Wray is prominent In business and mllltnry affairs. Robinson?Wadhams. A very elaborate and beautiful wed? ding, and one of much Interest to Vir? ginia friends of tho groom, was that of Miss Elizabeth Jones Wadhams, daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick IS. Wad? hams, to Mr, Garland Rohlnson, formerly of Danville, Vn., now of Albany, N. V., Which took place at St. Peter's Episco? pal Church, Albany, on Wednesday, April 26th, at high noon. The rector, Rev. Wal? ton W. Ualtershn.il, performed tho cere? mony, ? . ," The church was profusely decorated with palms, white carnations, hydran gens and lllllcs. The wedding party en? tered the church, preceded by a sur pllced choir, slngbig tho bridal chorus from Lohengrin and other suitable selec? tions, 'Miss Edna Wemple, of New York, was maid of honor, and Mr. Gerald B. Wil? liams, of Dunkirk, N. Y., best man. Misses Julie Westbrook and Ethel Egert, of Offdonsburg. S, V.\ Miss Carrie W. Ormsbee, of Brandon, Vt.; Miss Eliza? beth Burllngnme and Florence Country? man, of Albany, N, Y., and Miss Edith Little, of Menands, N. Y., wero tho bridesmaids. The ushers were Messrs, John K. Patterson, Jr., rind Harry T. Monroe, of Dunkirk, N. Y.; William B. Hoblnson, of Richmond; James M Lutta, Jr., Harry 0, Magnus nnd Charles R. Payne, all of Now York. The brido was exquisitely gowned In white chiffon and lano, and her tullo veil was fastened With orange blossoms, Her flowers were lilies of tho valley and her only ornament waa a pearl and diamond brooch, tho gift of tho groom. Tim maid of honor-wnro whlto French batiste over palo libio silk, with a light blue, plumed hat, and carried tnnldenhnir fern,a, The brldesinaldB worn whlto ba? tidle and Irish laoo over whlto Bilk, with blue girdles and white chip hat/ trim? med with blue. Their flowers wero whlto roses and for-got-ino-nota. Afler the ceremony there waa a formal reception In the homo of tho bride's parents, whore palms, carnations and pink azaleas wero user} in decorating, in the dining-room, wiiero tho wedding breakfast was served, thi. flowers used were narcissi and daffodils. Afler a short honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. H ob I n ?on will niuko their homo In Al? bany. Mr. Hoblnson Is Iho son of Mr. nnd Mrs, W.. P. Robjnson, of Danville, Va. ||e Is a graduate of Perdu? University, ?las? of 'ill. and a member of the Kappa Blgma Fraternity, Kirulervater?Miller. Tha wfcldlng of Miss l.oslna Miller, daughter or Mm. Matilda L. Miller, of No, ?'-'l West c.'ary riireet, to Mr. Julius Klmicrvater, boh of Mrs. Chrihllnnnn ? KInrt?vnter, was celebrated at 6:80 p. I'M, Thursday, .AbiiJ ??t?Ui, lu ?etl?vliem Luthuraii ChUfeh, tho finster, tho Rov. Frederick M, Motienhlto, nfnolatitiff. The ohtiroh was handsomely decorated with palms and flowors and Mr. Ran? dolph Moesta was at the organ. Mr. Friedrich Mohlbreeh was master of cere? monies, Other attendants wero tho maid of honor, Miss Helen Mlllor, sister of tho bride'; tho bridesmaid, Miss Katherine Mlmtnlck, of -Baltimore. lllc l,ost mnn' Mr. William klntlervnler, brother of tho groom, and the Ushers, Messrs. Olio Mil? ler, Paul Miller, rjustavus Ilnrvoy, John Herold and Christopher Hnnewliickcl. Mr. and- Mrs. Herman Rnahe, Airs. C. XV, Klndeiwator, Mrs. C M. Miller, Mr. and Mlrs. Rudolph Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Klndervnter, of Rnanoke. Vn. A reception was given tho bridal pnrly at the homo of tho bride, Wednesday cvenln*. Tho brido was gowned In white mull worn with a tulle veil nnd carried n, show? er bouquet of Bride roses nnd lilies of tho valley. The maid of honor and the brides? maid were attired in white batiste and had bunches of mnld-r-n hnlr fern tied with gauze ribbon,' Mr, and Mrs; Klndorvntor left after the ceremony for a Northern wedding trip. They will return to mnko their homo in Richmond, Saunders?Deans. ' Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Saunders, of Everett?, Va.,' announces tho ongiigomcnt of their daughter, Lucy Virginia, to Mr. Parke Polndoxtor Donne, of Wind? sor, V?. Tho "wedding will bo (celebrated In June. ' Of General Interest. Tho most ben/tvtlful entertainment of the week at tho Floral Carnival, will be tho May QUoen given this evening by-the Baptist ohUrdhes, for the benefit of the Baptist booth. Tho children will bo In beautiful costume and the royal pnrly nccompnriled by the butterflies, mains of honor, fairies and zephyrs, will make a brilliant nnd alluring pageant. Misses Sye Roberts, Bettle Bllyson nnd Mary B, Sutherland are the ladles In charge of the entretalnment. Tho chlluren taking part In It will be: Miss Katherlno Stateri, Queen; Miss Marian Splcer, Crowner; Miss Lucy Talla, ferro, Sceptre-Bearer; Miss Elizabeth Brown, Garland-Bearor; Miss Mnry-C. Evans, Twilight; Mllss Marguerite Ford, Aurora; Miss Janle Frlshkorn, Lady Hope; Miss Susie Moles Cooke, Winter; Miss Mamie Wyntt, Autumn; Miss Eliza? beth Ellyson, Spring; Miss Martha Cham? bers, Summer! Miss Nannie Smith,.Herald. Btlltor?tleH-MlRs Mario Josephine Cook?, Miss Francos Woodsom Maltl.t of Honor?Miss Margaret Mnt thowB, Miss Fern Jtcllnm, < Falfles-Mlsa May Frotmin, queen) Miss iSaith Sholton, First Fnlry; Miss Nora' Patterson, 'Second Fnlry? Miss lila Wiule, Third Fnlry. ' ? Xephyrs-Mlsa Mnrlo Archer, Queoni Miss Elisabeth Tompklns, Miss Harriot Short, M?as Elizabeth Wllkefl. Misa lsabel Wolsigor, Crown-Boarer? Miss Mnrgarot Evans, CtiHhloii-Hoarcri Miss Emma Garhott, Queen of Flowers? Miss L?tilso Ellyson, f?nowdrop; Miss Mario Jones, Llly; Mllfifl Edith Iludglns, Fnrgel-Mo-Not! Miss Lucio Brown, Daisy; Miss Jnnet Wynlt, Buttercup; Miss Mar? tha Fitzgerald, Violet; Miss Kl In Me? Cartliy,. llqso; Miss Ellen Gnrnoit, Dow? drop: Miss Ann Shctton, Rosebud; Miss Judith Ollllnm, Rosobud; Mit? Grace Gll llam, Plnk; Mllss Marguerite Thaw, Ora? tor*, M?as Eliza Garnoit, Mother. Mechanical Toys. "A very Ulilqtio ontortalnmont to bo given on tho evening of May ilrst for tho Episcopal both will ropresont a toy shop, with sixteen children acting as mechanical toys., . . . . , . , This very humorous entertainment Is to be dlreoted by Mrs. Arthur P. Wllmor, ahuilrmnn, assisted by Mrs. Belrno Blair, Mrs. Goorgo Wnyno'Anderso% Mrs. OU way Allen, Mrs. L. L. Lowls, Mrs. Ennlon Wllllmns, Mrs, E? L. Remiss, Mrs. Levin JoyncH, Mrs. Armlstchd Wollforil, Mrs. Bernard Guest, Miss' Ell?itb'oth Daven? port and Mrs. C. C. Wnlkor, Baby Show! : uVt.tho baby show to bo hold Bnturdny afternoon at 4:80 o'clock ot tho Florql Carnival,' the Judges will bo ilvo physi? cian?, five members of tho Richmond Art Club, two mothers and two grandmothers. All tho children who como, nro requested to bring t Loir dolls. ? Lecture Repeated. 'The Rov*. Father Josopli Magrl, D. O., will" repeat the lectura on "Ireland," which ho delivered Tuesday evening, in Cathedral Hall on Frltlny afternoon at 3:80 o'clock. ' This if for tho benoflt of St; Ann's Benevolent Society and Is pe? culiarly Interesting to students" of ? hls ,t?\'y.' Tho lecture will be Illustrated, by clear nnd realistic stereoptlcan views. ?'?: ,/Dr. Evans to Lecture. Tfio Ren-, Dr. AVIUl?rh E. Evans, ' rec? tor of Monumental Episcopal Clitirch, will ?ecturo at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, corner of First and ?lay Streets, Friday evening, April 27th at 8:30 o'clock. Dr. Evan? wilt take for hi? subjedt "Con? version," Tho proceeds will go to the Ladles' Aid Socloty of St. Mark's Church. Rose Day at the Home. . Tuesday, May the. first, will l? observed as "rone-day" at tho Mitnonlu Home, tfhoro Is an annual ctisloni with tho la? dles of the auxiliary, of planting roses In the ?Bounds of tho hotno 111 order to beautify them. The rosos aro sent by In? terested friends, n.nd aro recolvod with tho thnitkB of the auxiliary. Mr?, Barbour,1 superintendent of llio homo, will arrange to,Bond to tho city for ?ny plants, which friands may wish to give. Personal Mention. Dr. and Mrs, C, W, ' Astrop and their little son, Robbie, of Surry county, aro in the city for a few days. . * * , Miss Mamie PntHson, who has been visiting friends In Richmond and Ash land, has returned to her home In Bratn blelon. * * * Mr. John S. Matthews ha? rotur.ned to hor homo In Lynchburg, after a vIbII to her daughtor, Mrs, John M. Valentino In this city.. ? ? ? Miss May Carmlchaol, of Cincinnati, dn.ughtor of the former rector ot' St. Paul's | Church, Is tho guest of Mrs. JarneB N. Dunlap, at No. 607 Wost Qraco iStl'FVOt. Miss Llrzlo ?"White has returned to her homo In Caroline county, after a pleasant visit to relatives In this city, ? ? ? Mrs. Allen PoUb nnd-MIss Helen Martin, of Richmond, visited Staunton several days. ago. ? ? ? Misses Daisy and Lucio Eggleston, of Charlotte Co?i<rtliouBe, Va., spent sev? eral days In Richmond last week. iV; ( f *-'?;!,*-V-:'.'? Mrs. Barnes Ponn and llttlo daughter, Elizabeth, who have been visiting friends In Baltimore nnd Richmond, havo return? ed to Danville. Mr. A. M. Travers recently paid a short visit to Froderlckshurg. Mr, Horace Lllllnrd Is visiting his broth? er, Mr. Hylle Lllllnrd, In Madison county. Mrs. John C. Nenl, of Danville, Is In tho city. Mr. Joseph Cralghlll, of Lynchburg, Is I? the city on hudln???! ? ? * Bishop R, A. Gibson, of Richmond, emu nrined n clnsn of sevon at nerryvllle, Vfcj on Sunday last. ? ? ? Mrs, W, B, Freeman Id the ?liest of hoi brother) Mr. John C. Hnmner, In Rlve? mont, Lyiiohbtirg. * ? ? Mrs. Henderson Clioatham( of Ever? groen, Vit,, visited Richmond ?last we?k, ? ? ? Mr. V. D. Drake, who ha? been th? guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. Luthor Allen, In Danville, has returned home. ? ? ? Mr, Jtidson S, Bosher, who was oper? ated on for nppe.nrllcltils three weeks ago at tho Memorial .Hospital, Is how con? valescent, nnd was able to bo moved to his homo on yostenlriy. Mr. Bosher It Hie oldest son of Captain E, J. Bofihor. ? ? ? Mr. Ernest P. Uuxton, of Richmond, was on? of the groomsmen at tho* wed? ling of Miss Elizabeth Lewis Dlmmock to the Hon. Samuel Rowland Buxton, which took place In Ablngdon Protestant Episcopal Church, Gloucester county, \Vecliicsdny afternoon, .April 25th, ? ? ? Miss "Virginia Grnttnn, who has been mending aovornl months In Richmond, has returned to Htaunton. ? ? ? Mr. T, Contes, Jr., Is registered at Hotel ISvanii, In Winchester, Va. ? ? ? Tho Rev ,Dr. W. N. Scott, who has iieen conducting a series of rovlvnl ser? vices nt the Third Presbyterian Church, tas returned to Staunton. ?? ? ? ) The Rev. Jnlti Y. Down man, rector ot All Saints' Church, this city, conducted inrvlco? at St. James' Episcopal Church n Leesburg, Va. ? ? ? Miss Katherine Dlggs, who has been ho guest of friends In Lynchjjurg, haa ?oturned to her homo In Richmond. -.? ??.''? ??? MIsh Elslo Robinson has returnod to nichmond, after a visit to Miss Jos!? Jolonnn, in Nowport News. Miss M. F .Parkinson, of Hollins In? itltute, will probably spend her summer in Duropo. She will visit Italy, Switzerland, 3ormany, France nnd England. The vriBsos Cnrpenter, of Clifton Forgo, Va., vlll probably accompany her. ROBERT BARR, gg__ggg_ggg_gg_____g___g The Foremost Writer of the Fiction of Mystery, Action and Romance, Has Written His Most Brilliant and Fascinating Piece of Work. j . ' "g IT IS ENTITLED --______-???? A RocR in the Baltic. 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