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ORGANIZATION Based Largely on Plan of the As? sociated Charities, of Richmond, CONTRACTS FOR BUILDINGS Young Lady Wins Degree of Bachelor of Arts in /.}< Petersburg. ??(THiclal to The Tlmes-Dlspntoh.) P13TKRSB1JKO, VA.. Mny Sfl.-Plans for the formation of n charity orgnnh.ut Ion Society, slmllnr to the Associated Chari? ties of Richmond In many respects, were Submitted this afternoon nt a meeting of tho committee recently appointed by Mr. R. O. 'Egorton fur that purposo, one of the prompt results of the recent meet? ing of the Virginia Conference ot Chari? ties and Correction In this city. At to? day's meeting Mr. Robert Ollllain, chairman of the committee, was directed to make a draft of the proposed consti? tution and by-laws ot the new organiza? tion, and to submit them ut u later called meeting. The Petersburg Trunk and Hag Com? pany, one of the largest and most suc? cessful manufactories In the city, lias awarded a contract for a throe-story brick addition to their plant to Brlster end Harrison, tho building to bo com? pleted within thrco months. New ma? chinery will be Installed, ? and a contract tor granolithic work for tho first floor ha? been n>?rdod to Perklnson and The heirs of the late R. L. Watson havo awarded to W. R. Turner a con? tract for a three-story hrlck store and. wurehouse to be erected on Washington Street, nearly opposite the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad station, for the use of the Virginia Dry Goods Company, a corpo? ration recently chartered, with the fol? lowing ofllccrs: President, J. E. Young; Vice-president, S. S. Elliott; treasurer, W. A. Thomas; secretary, C. C. Wilkin? son. The degree of bachelor of arts was nwarded to Miss Fannie Belle Tumor at the graduating exorcises of the Southern Female College nt the Young Men's Christian Associa tlon hall last night. Prizes, established by Mr. Arthur Kyle Davis, president of the college In memory of his father, the late Williams T. Davis, founder of the Institution, were nwarded to quite a number of young Indies who attained an average of eighty per cent, in, five or mor? studies. Marcelina Brooks and Cleveland Booth, the negroes who fought a bloodless duel with pistols In the public streets, wero each fined J100 and gent to jail for six months by tho Mayor this morning. A number of members of tho Peters? burg Club gave a barbecue and picnic at Ellersllri Farm, near Dunlop Station, In Chesterfield, to-day. The graves ot the Poplar Grove Na? tional Cemetery, In Dlnwlddle county, were decorated and simple memorial ser? vices were held to-day. A number of G. A. R. and Spanish American negro veterans went down to Decoration Day exercises at?CIty-Point this morning; ? '' I --?- . ; POWER BOAT RACE. The Dart from the Yacht Sylph Wins Cup Permanently. fSneclnl to The Times-Dispatch.) NORFOLK, VA., Mny 30.?In the ?c-mi nnnual power boat rnc<? for the Norfolk Dispatch trophy this afternoon, the Dart, tender boat of the presidential yacht Sylph, again captured tho prize. As the Dart is a boat with gr^at speed, but one other boat could be found to enter the contest ?gainst her. That was the Cu? cumber, which belongs to -Naval Con? structor Adams. The Dart gavo her an eleven-minute handicap, but won easily, with Fovern! minutes to spare, the time of the Dart over the seven-knot course being twenty-six and a half minutes. According to the rules of tho contest, the Dart now keeps the cup, she having won It for tho third successive time. I.loutennnt EtVns. commander of tho Sylph, drove the Dart. i . -?-.-___ Reopen Stemmery. fSneclal to The Times-Dlsnatch.) DANVIDDB, VA., Mny 30,-The Amer? ican Cigar Company will reopen tho to? bacco stemmery in Danville which was discontinued two years ago, owing to the fact that the demand was not sufllclent for the output. The reopcnlnn- is due to increased buslness,~nnd tue plant will be operated In the future on a much lnrger AGGRAVATED CASE OF ECZEMA Troubled Badly for Several' Years With Eczema on Limbs and Wrists ? Physicians Prescribe Without Any Benefit?Blotches Now All Gone, ANOTHER WONDERFUL CURE BY CUTICURA "For several years I waa troubled badly with an ecioma on my limbs and wrists. Physicians in ?evcral town? had prescribed for mo without giving mo any results. I had often used Cuticura Ointment and received relief temporarily. In the spring of 19041 took the Cuticura Resolvent Pilla and used the Cuticura Ointment for about five weeks, and at the end of that time there was not a blotch on me anywhere. This spring I took a few vials of tho Cuticura Resolvent Pills as a precautionary measure, and will continue to do so every spring simply as a spring tonic, as they are so easy to carry with you, and they certainly fix your blood for the ensuing year. I now use only Cuticura Soap. "Tho Cuticura Ointment and Pills certainly cured mo of an aggravated case of eczema, and if it will help any other sufferer you are at liberty to use this letter. Respectfully, St. Clair Mc Vicar, San Antomo,Tcxas, July 8,1905." FOOT COMFORT In Baths With Cuticura Soap and Anointings With Cuticura, ' the Oreat Skin Cure Soak the feet on retiring in a strong, hot, creamy lather of Cuticura Soap. Dry, and anoint freely with Cuticura Ointment, tho great Skin Cure. Band? age lightly in old, soft cotton or linen. For itching, burning, and scaly eczemas, rashes, inflammations, and chafings of tho feet or hands, for redness, rough? ness, cracks and fissures, with brittle, shapeless nails, and for tired, aching muscles and joints, this treatment works wonders in a single night. Cutlcur* Soap, Ointment, ?nd Ulli arc (old thnmghotil th? world. Potter Unit k Chrm. Corp., Sol? Propi., (batan, Hu. ?c?-Stod for, "How to Cure ttery Humor.'1 scale than before attempted. The large tohacco factory formerly used by tho Maxwell Tobacco Company has been leased, and machinery Is now being Installed. J. J. Long, manager of the plant here two years ago, but haa sine? been con? nected with the company In Richmond, will bo In charge. WAVERLY SCHOOL. Closing Exercises Draw Large Audience. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) WAVERX.T/, VA., May 30.?A large and brilliant audience greeted the rise of the curtain at tho Auditorium last evening, when the annual closing exercises of the Graded School were held, under the di? rection of Its efficient teachers. Prof. D. X. Slpe, Mies Annie Martin and Mrs. H. I/.-Mallery.' The programme opened ?with a vocal duet by Misses Grace Norris and Marie Kitchen, whose sweet, mellow voices won for them a burs? o?f applause, which was followed by VecltationB, drills, dia? logues and choruses, all of which rapped the close attention of the entire audience for more than two hours. Necessity urgently demanda that pros? perous Waverly should have a high school, and the school authorities, fully realizing the crying need, have a move on foot to cope with ??'.?"situation, and It is more than probable that tue children hero will have high school advantages ?when the session 1^06-7 opens. Stevens?Moore. (Spoclal ft? The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) DANVIhLE. VA., May 30.?Miss Stu? art Annie Moore,' daughter of Mr. W. J. Moore, a prominent farmer of Flttsyl vanla county, became the bride last night of Mr. Fletcher t. Stevens, a conductor on the Southern Railway. The ceremony .was performed at Mountain Hill Church, in the presence of a large crowd. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens left.on the midnight train for an extended bridal trip. Snake Runs Children. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) WINCHESTER, VA., May 30.?A four foot blueksnako yesterday afternoon at? tacked a number of smnll children who were at play hear Do Haven, this county, and ran them screaming to their homes, after biting several. The reptile was kill? ed by Oswnld Lamp nftor a stiff battle. CrDOTIf? ?AHINHERITED JuKUr Ifirfi* MISFORTUNE I Every one has a hereditary right to a pure blood supply, which insures a strong, healthy body; but how many do we see who have inherited that greatest of all misfortunes, Scrofula, andar? straggling under a.legacy ol disease and suffering? Scrofula is a constitutional trouble handed down from parent to child,'a curse from generation to generation as long as the scrofulous matter is allowed to remain in the family blood. As the very foundation of the blood is diseased we see this awful affliction manifested in many ways, such as enlarged glands or tumors about the neck, which often burst and become discharging- ulcers, weak eyes, chronic Catarrh of the head, skin diseases, etc. This blighting disease being so firmly intrenched in the blood often attacks the bones, resulting in White Swelling, or hip disease, while a pallid, waxey appearance of the skin, loss of strength, and often lung affections show that the disease is entirely destroying the rich, nutritive qualities of the blood. There is but one way to cure Scrofula and that is to purify the blood and rid it of the germs of disease, and for this purpose nothing equals S. S. S. Its purifying and building-up properties ^^^ _?^ make it the ideal remedy forSerofula. S. S. S. S4$)fij ijS?^l searches out and destroys all poisons and mjfiw H??*"\ ' garnis, gives strength,, richness and vigor to _ ^T? bwil^ *'ie weak, polluted blood and cures Scrofula ? ^BrUt Hr?S>/? permanently. ? VS. S. S, is a purely vegetable PlIRn V VFRPTARI F medicine, made from roots,' herbs and barks runcuv vc.nciHDi.ci. oud may be take|i with absolute safety by young or old. It so thoroughly removes the poison from the blood that na pigns of it are ever seen again and posterity is blessed with a pure blood supply. Book on the blood and any medical advice desired without charge, THE S WirfSPECSfiG CO., JiTlMKTA, GA w \J M L Stephen A. Ellison & Co., Wholesale Shippers of Anthracite, ? are now tnkln'g contracts for Anthraclto and Splint.' Drop us a Una or 'phone for prices,' which our fuollltles and locution enable us to lead lii. We buy only tho highest grade, ..storing all fuel under shelter, from wtilch it Is delivered In all seasons of weather free^cf dirt, anovv water or ice, ; you pay only for'coal. Our service is unsurpassoel. ? 'Phones 250 and 2914. Yards, Seventeenth ?nd Do.k Streets. m ' ' ' mm .i. , i,, ,n,i, PROMINENT CITIZEN SHOT WIT? SHOT-GUN Trouble Growing Out of a Suit Led to the Crime. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) BTHELFELTS, CARROLL, COUNTY, VA., May 30.?L#. A. Housmnn, of Wood lawn, was shot near Gambotta leat Mon? day afternoon with a shotgun by 8. D, ?toneman, Just below the heart, Housmnn Is still living, but the chances for recovery are believed to be against, him. He Is about thirty-five years of age, and one of the most prominent citi? zens of the county, and has a wife and several children. Btonoman is forty-seven" years old, and has been a litigant In the courts from early manhood, and has served one term in the penitentiary. Housman Is a lumberman, for whom Stonemnn had done sorao ?awing, and three suits had recently boon entered against Housman. Out of this litigation the difficulty that led to tha shooting grew. Ther? is much feeling- against Stoneman, who, up to this hour, has not boon arrested. Ellsha Stoneman, a brothor to S. D. Stonoman, Is implicated, and has been arrested. AT BOWLING GREEN. Exercises in Courthouse and Crosses to Veterans. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) BOWLING GREEN, VA., May 30. Bowllng Green Chapter of tho Daughters of tho Confederacy held a meeting here to-day In the courthouse, whtch was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Busby, of Caroline Camp of Confederate Veter? ans, made one of his stirring speeches, In which he paid a high tribute to the deeds and valor and self-saorlflce of the Con? federate soldier. Qwsses of honor were then awarded to the following veterans. Captain G. Allensworth, E. D. Ander? son, John H. Ball, S. W. Broaddus, J, "VV. Brown, 13. D. Carter, Joseph B. Clarke, E- S. Dunn, O. I* Frazler, R. I* Garrott, W. P. Goodwin, W. E. Gray. T. W. Green, John T. Hargrava, Samuel B. Hearn, Dr, R. G. Holloway and John W, Holloway. The Daughters and Caroline Camp then formed In line and mashed to T^akewood Cemetery, where they deco? rated the graves of the Confederate dead with wraths of roses and daisies. Judge E. C. Moncurc made some ap? propriate remarks at the cemetery, and Mr. Norman McManaway sang very sweetly the song entitled "Attending tho lOld Camp Ground." I ? AT WYTHEV?LLE. Exercises in Opera House and Dinner to the Veterans. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) WYTHEV?LLE, VA., May 30.?Memo? rial exercises to-day under the auspices of Wythe Gray Chapter. U. D. C *v"ere mor?~ Interesting than any ever held in Wytheville. The programme was carried out without a hitch, Including the opening In the opera house with prayer by Rev. Alex. Phillips an old Confede? rate chaplain; a speech by Ex-Governor J. Hoge Tyler, and delivery of crosses of honor to old veterans. After sendee in the opera house the procession was formed on Main Street and marched out. to the Confederate plot in East End Cemetery to music of fife and drum, where an appropriate address was made by Rev. J. F. Browning, and the graves covered with wreaths of ever? green and flowers. , Previous to tho sendees at the opera house a Bumptious lunch was furnished to tho old veterans and all united In vot? ing the day one of exceptional Interest and pleasure. ' The crowd was larger than ever before and about one hundred and seventy-five old veterans were In lino, who, though frosted and bent by age, slfowed deep interest and appreciation of the occa? sion. ; -,- 1 BEDFORD CITY. Parade and Religious Exercises. Col. John S. Mosby Present. (Special fo The Times-Dispatch.) . BEDFORD CITY. VA., May 30.?Me? morial ceremonies were observed here to? day by the William R. Terry Chapter of the United Daughters of tho Confederacy. At 10 o'clock this morning a long pro? cession of veterans, mounted and In car? riages, officers and members of tho/chap ter In carriages, and citizens In carriages, horseback and on foot, marched to the soldiers' cemetery, under command of Major S. Griffin and the assistant mar? shals, to the music of a band from Sn lern, and paid tho annual floral tribute to the heroic (lend, the veterans forming a circle around the monument. Upon their return a religious service was held at the Presbyterian Church, the entire body of which wns filled with vet? erans, conducted by Revs. E. E. Lane and S. J. Battln. Rev. R. J. Dogan, of Roanoke, was the orntor of the day. Very Inspiring muslo was furnished by a selected choir, with Mrs. Burt, organist. At the conclusion of this service Crosses of Honor were presented a number of veterans by Mrs. S. Griffin, president, assisted by Mrs. "W. T, Yancoy, secretary of the chapter, A bountiful and delicious dinner was subsequently served by the ladies of the chapter to the veterans at the Alliance Warehouse, numherlng about four hun? dred. Colonel John S. Mosby was a distinguished guest of the occasion. The day was Ideal and the exercises were among the most notable and suc? cessful In tho history of ,..is chapter. A large crowd wns in attendance. < -,-,-_ AT WINCHESTER. Children Raise Flag; Young Lady Has Arm Broken. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) WINCHESTER, VA.. May 30.-r>ecorn. tlon Day was observed In Winchester with a pnrado of Union vojerfins? bands and several hundred firemen. Two thou? sand people were nt the National Ccirro tcry, where several hundred little children rnised a large' American flag, Addresses wcro mndo by Revs. D, H Kern, E. E. Northon, S. K. Wine, J, Horace I.nrey, C. T. Weedo and prayors by Rev. W. D. Smith. Pour thousand soldiers are burled In this cemetery, m The only accident occurred when Miss Daisy Sonner waa thrown from a run? away team and her arm broken. ,-. At South Boston, ?Special to The Tliuos-Dlspatch.) SOUTH BOSTON. VA., May 30?Hall fax C.'nmu of Confederate/Veterans cele? brated Memorial Dny with appropriate exercises nt Oak Rldgo Cemetery this nfternoon, Commander Henry Easley prti slcled and the opening speech wns mudo by Mayor Joseph Rtpblllns, Jr? He wnH followed by- H. J- Ingrnnr. E. N. Hnrdv and R- H, Reazley, all of whom made st'rlnir and onthne'astlp sneepiip?. During the exorcises Mrs. w, II. She herd furnished appropriate music with the phonograph. After the exercises all the graves.worn Diamonds and Other Gems OUR prices are based on actual worth, and when QUALITY is considered, they are THE LO WES T All Correspondence Given Careful At? tention. Goods Sent on Approval? Expr?s? Prepaid. Galt&Bro., J?v/eller?, Silversmith., Station?r?. 1197 Ptmmtyivmmla Avemum, Withinfion, D. C. school children under the direction of Lieutenant Webster. At Hampton. (Speolal to The Times-Dlspatoh.) HAMPTON, VA., May M.-Roprosenta tlve Charles B. Dandis, of Indiana, vas the Memorial Day orator at tho National Soldiers' Homo here> He aeldressed an audienco of two thousand old soldiers, who gavo him a notable cordial roceptlon. The exorcises were held In the cemetery of the home, Colonel Knox, ovmmandant of the homo, presiding. At Chatham. (Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.) CHATHAM, VA., May 30.-In memory of those who fought for tho Dost Cause their graves and tho Confederate monu? ment were to-day decorated with beauti? ful flowers by the Rawley M.frtln Chap? ter, United Daughters of tho Confed crary. The day waa also observed by the post-office ajid banko closing. At Suffolk. (Special to The Tlmea-DIspatch.) SUFFOLK, VA., May 30,-Asldo from tho closing of public buildings Decoration Day w-as observed heire chiefly by negroes. There was a big parade, Including a band, tho locsal G. A, B., Post A, Female Be -llef Corpa and Juvonllo Society. Many flowers were strewn on tho bosom of tho Nftnsemond livor In memory of dead sol? diers. Jordan Thompson, of Norfolk, mnde the principal address. ? ? .. -?? I At Danville. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) DANVILLE, VA., May SO.-Decoratlon day was ohservej !n Danville by the Colored Memorial Association. A parade of the different negro organizations was held this afternoon and the graves of the Federal dead in the National Ceme? tery here ?ere decorated with flowers. , 2-.- i SOUTHERN SEMINARY. Exercises Close With Programme by the School of Expression. BUENA VISTA, VA.. May 30.?The thirty-eighth session of tho Southern Seminary closed Monday evening with a programme furnished by pupils in tho School of Expression, whioh was among the most pleasing the institution has ever given. Borne of the young ladies showed a very high order of talent,. The commencement has been one of the most successful and satisfyctory in the history of the institution. There were rather an unusual number of visitors. The sermons by Dr. J. W. Duffey and Rev. H. H. Sherman and the address by Rev. George E. Booker, all gave satisfac? tion. , T One of the'most interesting'events was the delivery of ' the diplomas Monday mornfng. The president called attention to the fact that this Institution gives very few diplomas. The standard Is un? usually high for a. school like this, and not many are willing to go faithfully and patiently through tho course. A number of students left this morning. Mrs. Bettle P. Barnes,'the matron of tho Institution, accompanied them as far as Lynchburg to see them safely through the connections at that point. The Southern Seminary annual, "The Maid of the Mountains," was delayed by tho printers, and unfortunately did not come In time for distribution before the young ladles left. Miss'Alllson, of Wythe county, who has been the chief spirit In the success of the annual this session, went to Lynchburg this morning to dis? tribute what she could among the stu? dents passing through that city. The Institution looks to Its thirty-ninth school year In September In the best condition In Its history. THE TERRIBLE SECRET OUT. "No man can sorve God and a woman at the same time. He has to bo a bad priest and a good husband, or a bad husband and a good priest." Mme. Rnwdnn, the "Grand Old Lady," who has succeeded the famous Mrs. Sherwood os wit and oracle of the "400," hns just como out with these trenchant words in favor of tho celibacy of tho clergy. Her dictum has aroused tho keenest comment throughout America, hut es? pecially In New York, where It Is whis? pered that hor words npitty especially to the now famous caso of tho Rev. Basil Stanhope, the young nnd beloved rector of the fashionable hlghchurch parish of St. Jude. The Rev. Basil, It will bo remombered, recently married beautiful Dora Den? ning, daughter nf "Ben" Denning, tho mine king. Tho union was .widely her? alded ?is mi' Ideal love match. Stanhope was poor, hut his brilliancy nnd piety had already ndvanced him to the rector? ship of Now York's most fashionable episcopal Church. His high moral clin*. ucter rendered him nbovo tho ctv^ftro of marrying Miss Denning for her grout wenlth. So tho marriage was regarded with universal favor. But In. less than six months strange rumors were nlloat. The young clergy? man's handsome face grew haggard and thin. Black circles appeared under bis eyes. Tho lovely bride, too, seomod us though somo awful hidden grief weighed on her. Clearly there was a mystery of no common order hidden beneath all this. Both church and society nllko sought to solve It. Now tho whole terrible secret Is out! It is set forth In graphic, absorbing fashion by Amella E. Barr, tho world famous novelist, In her newest, most en? thralling romance, "The Man Botweon." "The Man Between'.' Is tho second novel of tbo Authors' and Newspapers' Assoe-lutlnn's great $150,000 series, which this paper has secured the exclusivo right to publish In serial form before tliblr*Hp penrunoo us bound books. Tho series comprise? twelve novels by tho foremost living writers. ICanh book Is a master? piece, and bought at n prlco never beforo paid for ono piece of fiction, This paper prints eaol) of theso novels serially, In largo, Illustrated Instalments. beginning on the tlrst Sunday and con? cluding on til? ?nul Sunday of each cal? endar month. Tims readers of tills paper uro onablod to bo not only nbrcast, but ahead of tho best lU'tlon of tho day and to read these splcmlltl novels before they appear In book form. By ordering tlw Sunday edition of .this paper for Oli? veut' m advance, readers will, "t the end of the time, possess twelve great novels, by the grotttest living authors, at no cost whatsoever. Outsid? ers must pay publishers' prices for each of these twelve bonks. "The Man Between'"' will begin In this paper on Sunday, June 3d. Order before? hand, for the large edition will doubtless bo sold out early In the day, SOUTH MD Uli. IS SHQNT'S THEME The Comiriissioncr Takes Strong Ground in Advocacy of the Local System. , BANQUET AFTER SPEAKING Opportunity, Commissioner Be? lieves, is Knocking at Door of the South. ? UK ! ? ? (By Associated Press.) ATLANTA, OA? May 30.-Thcodoro P. Shonts, chairman of tho Panama Canal Commission, was tho guest to-day of ATT&nta friends but his presence In At? lanta was cnaQo the occasion of several entertainments and public functions, at which ho mot a large number of busi? ness and professional mon and dellvored two addresses. Tho first was at the dedi? cation of a now building at Agiiess In? stitut!? a college for women, at Lcc?Tur, a suburb of Atlanta. Tho second was delivered this evening before tho Chamber of Commerce, when ho spoke on tho relations of the South to the Panama Canal. He took Btrong grounds In advocacy of the local cnnal system. Later In the oventng, Mr. Shonts was entertained at a banquet tendered by fifty citizens and attendod by Governor Terrell and many others of prominence, politically and financially. Chairman Shonts said In part: The Type of Canal. "The prosent commission believes that the type of canal the people of this country want Is the one which will pro? vide adequate and safe passago fbr tho largest vessels on the seas, and which can be constructed In tho quickest time and at the least cost. The commission's recommendation, In other words, (has been based on the Idea that what the people want Is the noar-by practical, rather than tho remote .Ideal. It has therefore recommended tho construction of an eighty-five foot level lock canal, for the reasons that .first, In Its judg? ment. It can bo completed for about half the cost, and In half the time, of tho jiO-called eea-level cnnal;! second, be? cause It will bo adequate for all the commerce w,hlch can reasonably be ex? pected to seek that route during the next two hundred years: third, because If the tonnage should Increase beyond such expectation, It can be enlarged more dipaply and more quickly thnn the so-called sea-level canal; fourth, be? cause, from the operating point of view, large ships can be put through more safely and more quickly than through the sea-level; fifth, because when the Interest on the difference In cost of con? struction Is added to the cost of operat? ing, tho saving to the government every year will be *2,3i0,noo South's Opportunity. Equal opportunity Is tho genius of our Institutions. But cqunl opportunity does hot make equal men nnd woman. Equal opportunity to sell goods on the Isthmus will not sell tho goods of the people of tho Mississippi Valley, if they do not Lrlse to the opportunity. and hustle to r'mnko the sales. Mlcawber hod tho op? portunity, but didn't get any of tho fruit. They say that, opportunity knocks once at every door. We havo seen to It thnt It has been and Is now knocking at tho door of the South, and It Is for tho South, 'If sleeping, to awake; if feasting, to arise,' and meet it." -?- . i ALEXANDRtr. HAS A NEW CHIEF OF POLICE Captain James F. Webster Re? tires After an Honorable CHARLES T. GOODS, The New Head af Alexandria's Police Force, tho vacancy caused, by tho resignation or dipt. James F. Webster, which had been retired by tho board on account of the ad? vanced ago of Captain Webster, The board appointed the retiring chief to the position of day-keeper or tho sta? tion-house. CLOSING EXERCISES. Bowling Green Seminary Stu? dents Have Good Programme, (Special to 'Hie Times-Dispatch.) BOWLING CRIDEN', VA., May 80.--T|ie last day of the final oaorolses of Bowl? ing Oreen Fomalo Seminary look piuco lo-nlght at tho Methodist Church Dr, Richard Bonnott, of Ashlnud, delivered tho bnccaiaurento sermon on hist Sun dny morning to a crowded houso, which wus filled with practical, gond ndvl?o, presented in a most pleasing und forceful manner. Monday night tho dnimutlc club presented a piny at Bullurd's Hull for tho benefit of their library, who ac? quitted thomsolvos with honor and real? ized a very handnomn amount. Tuesday night wns takoti up with tho Junior concert, consisting of vocal and Instrumental music. To-night tho ?xcrclsos closed with a concert by the senior class, who gttVO nvldonce of tholr direful nnd thorough training. A number of distinctions woro awarded for proficiency, Miss Anno Poswpjl "tul Mi-*? Jehu Doswcii, of iian ovor county, and Misa Laura l'helps, of Bedford City, received diplomas us full graduates, which were presented with fitting remarks by the principal, profes sor T, II. l'helps. Tho work dono this year by the seminary has been most grat? ifying to. tho faculty nnd patrons, and tho futuro of the school looks hrlghtor thnu ever. In Its history, Thero Is po?no probability of extonslvo- Improvements being made In the buildings in tho near future, Spread the World's Table along every line of longitude from North to South; every parallel of latitude from East to West; pile thereon the foods of every clime and Uneeda Biscuit will surpass them all in the elements which make a perfect world-food. ?9 In a dust tight, moisture proof package. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY [A Time For All Things And this is the time to buy a new fence for the garden. The chickens will destroy more than its cost in a week. We have all kinds?Poultry Netting, Wood Picketts, Woven Wire, as I well as a full line of Lawn Fence. See our New Lawn Swings. . ; The best made.. Baldwin <2?> Brown, Headquarters for Good Fence, Hardware, Roofing, Lime, I Plaster, Etc. I g -;-!-,-? : Chartered 1832. The Virginia Fire & Marine INSURANCE COMPANY, RICHMOND. VA. ASSETS JANUARY 1, 1906, ...... $1,134,647.11 WM, H. PALMER.President. | W. H. MCCARTHY.Secretary. E. B. ADDISON.Vlce-Presltlent. I OSCAR D. PITTS.Treasurer. .. No Loss In San Francisco '???',* If You Are Interested in Roofing, You Should Investigate the Merits of j ...VULCANITE... i Ready" Rjoofing. gj THE MOST PRACTICAL ON THE MARKET^ I For prices and further information call on . 9 Watkins-Cottrell Company, 1 SOUTHERN AGENTS, RICHMOND, VA. I %,gg3akingPo)pder Absolutely Pure?Guaranteed. Made from whites of fresh eggs, grain phosphates, bicar? bonate of soda, small quantity corn starch. Will rot produce dyspepsia. Finest leavening powder. Requires one-third less powder, and accomplishes better results than any other Baking Powder. Ask your grocer for it. COAL S. H. HAWES &. CO. FUEL of nil kinds. ANTHRACITE, SPLINT, NEW RIVER STEAM and tump COAL. All Conl la sheltered, screoned and delivered clean. OUR MOTTO: "Tho BEST quality, PROMPT delivery, PLEASED cus 0mp'|SNE nnd OAK WOOD?long, snwed and split to order. Only the BEST. Rhone" your order to No. 3817, nnd if that phone la busy, try No. 67. - Either one will he glarl to enter your order, und will glvo tho BEST service that you have over hud In tho COAL trade. DEATH OF DR. SAYERS WAS DOUBTLESS SUICIDE Little Doubt That the Young Physician Ended His Own Life, (Special to Tho Tlmes-Ulsputch.) WYTillDVIhLdO, VA? May SO,?From the muagor information obtained hero by Wire J'rom Chlcugu, It la generally (bought that Pr, S. H, Bayers, Jr., whose sudden death by vlolencu In that city was re? ported yoatorday, conunltted suicide. Tills theory Is strengthened by the fact that the docensed hurt been In had health ami very despondent and depressed tot* sunn! months. Tho luiHtlly written noto found lu tho room, remio.stlng that his father, Dr. S, It. Buyers, Hr., of this pince, bu noti? fied, ir found to be In .tin' luintl-writliui of the. deceased, will be proof conclusivo of ?he (not, Young Dr, Snyer? was, universally pop ulur and beloved in this his nativo plac?, und hi? tragic end has cnsi a gloom over the entire community. I1U< body Is ex? pected to reach ??ere, i.vinnrrow evening, and tho funeral and Interment will take plac? Friday. Popular at Marion. ' i iMA^UON, VA., May 30.-.ho news of My New ??????? Office, K2J&I Come and See Me. PHONE 2848 (Saino old number). HARGROVE, YOUR PAINTER. m? thf sudden death In Chicago of Dr. 3. It. Huyera, Jr., of Wythevillo, oamo as ? (freut Hhook to hla largo number of friends und ucquuln tances In Marlon. Dr, Sa /er? waa for several years the first uB?laUnc jihyslolmi ut tho, Southwestern' Stato Hospital here and wa? well known'. iu du' community for his gontlttruuiily ! nltrlbutet and lovable dlupoaitlan. He was a -'physician of flue attainment?,, having '?'en educated at Hampden-Sldv noy trollego und the- University of Vlf*! giiilu. lie was a member of Lynn Com,. inuiiderv. No. 1), K. T. A ?delegation'.: from tiiti iMimnuwlery will attend til?! fimer.iV In W.'Uiovllle on Cridar, afu*. noon.