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The Globe Clothing Co.
The Globe Clothing Co. Mr. Man: fTTWHEN YOU have decided to ^J delay no longer the purchase ot ?^ your Spring Suit?bear in mind that we are ready to make the effort easy with a broad stock of the latest, best and most attractive styles-?each the skillful production of an expert tailor?constructed on the made-to measure lines, but ready to wear at a moment's notice. Popular Suits at Popular Prices 110 to 125 We are sole agents in Richmond for Hyde grade Manchester Galatea Wash Suits. Wash Best. Wear Best. Cash Makes Possible THE &L.OBE The Splendid Values IN THE COTTON FIELDS OF UGANDA '1'uene iiiiuii'i'ii t-iniuu kium ure neur (hu Houree of thc Nlle. The eatnbllah raenta cover one-cighth of an ncre. "THE PLANTS WERE HIGHEH THAIV MY HEAD." S AT SOUHCE OF IILEI (Continued From Flrst Pago.) glns ls only about four tona per day, but thls will bo Increased. Thls company has also a dyhdraullc balln* press, made by John Shaw & Sons, of Manchester, arid lt proposes to Install other machinery. At present It is dlfflcult to land heavy frelght here. Untll the Uganda Rallway was com pleted Evorythlng was brought in by black porters. As all was carried upon tho head, no plece welghlng moro than slxty or sevonty pounds could be car? ried on tho long journey of SOO mlles up from the soacoast. In thls hydrau lic press thero Is one cyllnder which welghs two and ono-half tons, and lt almost broke down the bont by which it was carried across Lako Vlctorla. The nearest landing place on that lake Is several mlles from Kampala, and the cyllnder was .dragged Inland by. a traction ongtne. Thls same company has reoently pur ehased a location under RIpon falls, at tlie heal of Napoleon gulf, whero tho Nile flows out of Lake Vlctorla. The falls aro such that they wlll fur nish a big olectric power, and lt ls tho Intontlon to build glnnlng mllls nnd cotton faotorles thero which will bo run by the Nile at its source. A Moilcrn Cotton Gln - In Africn. Whllo I was ln Omdurman, in the Anglo-Egyptlnn Sudan, which lies on the Nile flfteon hundred mlles or so north of'hore, I saw half-naked negro women slttlng flat on the ground tak lng the seeds out of the cotton wlth llttlo gina run by hand. Tho glns wero Uke clothe8 wrlhgora. Tho llnt passed through rolla not blgger around than a broomstlck, and the work went on as slowly as ln the United States bofore Elt AATiltney Invontod hla gln. Tho glnnlng ? establlshment hero has as up-to-date machlnery aa any ln our Southern States. It ls a building of sun-drled brlck coverlng porhapa one eighth of an acre. It ia of two storles and tho glna are on the second flooi so arrangod that the cotton can b whoeled ln and tho llnt dropped dowi below. Rlght near the glnnlng rooms are th warehouses. These aro now flvo li numbor. They are aeventy-five fee long nnd thlrty feet wlde, and hav on hand about 2,000,000 pounds of seo< cotton roady for glnhing. All thla hn como In wlthln tho past few monthf and tho cotton ls now arrlvlng b' the hundreds of bags every day. All Brought in on the Heud. Whllo nt the faotory I Saw score of natlves trottlng along wlth gren bags of cotton on thoir heads, am wherever I go.J pass men brlnglng h cotton. The stuff is st ill in the soed lt ls put up In banana bnrk and bouin over and over wlth banana flbres, si that It caniiot fall out durlng the car rylng. Each balo welgha about aov enty pounds, and; this Ib a good loai l'or a natlvo. ^ Tlie mon who brlng I ln aro uaually dressod ln bark cloth but some of them wear. AnierloanI, o Amorlcan cotton aheotlng, whlch ! popular hero ln TJganda. AA'hon tho cotton arrlvcs at th warohouaos lt ls welghod, and tho mai la paid In rupoes, or In atrlngs of .cowr; shells, about 2 conta a potind.' Th! arnount-of 2 cents constltutea hla ro ward for plantlng and harvestlng th crop, In addltlon to brlnglng |t fo mlleH on. his head'to. the faotory. am told 'the pay ls consldered smal eveu among th.o nativog, Avho .worlt fo EMPORIA, - VIRGINIA Population, 3,500. Three Banks, Tjvo Cotton MIUs, Flve Wood-jWorklnfif Plante, One Iron-Working Establlshmont, and other lndtistrles, ? omploylng ;1,000 wage-workers, Weekly pay-rolls, $7,000. Surroundlng country rlch ln raw materials, such as Tlmber, Cotton, Peanuts, Vegetables, Grasses nnd Frults. UNDBVELOPED ,WATER POWER. Two rallway llnes compettng for frbight. Splendld opportunltlea hero for cotton mills, ootton-seed oil mllls," peannt factorles, furnlture faotorlos, wagon, carrlago and buggy factorles, barrel and-box factorles, and all manner of wood-worklng establlshnients. Comploto system of water works, wlth ample protaotion againat flre. For Information, address V THE EMPORIA BOAR.D OF TRADE, "Emp'oria, Va. J. I* VINCENT, Pres. W. R. CATO. H. W. HALL, Vlco-Presidents. B. D. WILTSHIRB, Treaaurer, W. T. HARDING, Sect'y. wnges iih long us n ilnitur a mnnth, riild thnt there wlll linve to he a ralKO lu tlfO prlco, or but llttlo rnorn wlll bo plnnled. It ls nlso whlspered that Ilto ehlofn are gnltlng a rnke-off from ilio tv.-iiiiiu Coitipany, Mmltcd, nml thnt for this rsasnii they nre enforeltig the niitlvps to sdw cotton. Ho fnr the people have blll llttlo iclon of Itlten slve ''iiltlvntlou of any kind. und tlie cotton crrown ls the rojnilt of luiture rnther tlinti work. .Itu-t otitsldo tliei'o wnrehousos I took u snapshot nt a n.ore or ."?> ">r natlves who hnd Just. sold thclr cotton, Rdcll lllld ,-i lot of cowry shells lu his hiinds, nnd they wero chntllng and pbtnnlng wlist they would buy wlth Ihelr monoy ot tho Hlndoo stores of Kampahi. Collnn I'ltintlnic fJriHvlnjr. I am told that ns noon aa tlie prlco Is Increased tho number of natlves plantlng cotton wlll rapldlv grow. The amount sold last. year wns flve or slx tlmes that of tho year before, and twolve tlmes aa much was ralsed ln 1905 as ln 1904. All the cotton so fuf grown ls from Amerlcan seed, the wild cotton having a cenrse flhre wlth many large seed ln each boll. Egyptlan rot ton Is now belng trled. but so far lt Ims not proved to be as sultable this climate and soll as the Amerlcan upland. The government Itself Ia nlrl ing In the movement by dlstrlbutlng seetls. It has also put In band fflns In different parts of the country, and ballng presse8 for publlc use. Whlle at this factory I went through the mud houaes whlch have been eroct ed for'the men, and more especlnlly for the lllndoo clerks, connected wlth the bualness. They nre rudc one-story affalrs, and do not compnro ln comfort wlth tho homes of our factory people of the South. Just outslde the glnnlng establlsh ment a score of nutlvfs were niaking bricks. The clay looked to mc as though lt cume from the hllls nf the vrhlte ants. It lay in a plle on tho ground, and men und, women, dressed ln bark cloth, sriuntted about it pound ing the clods Into dust wlth clubs. In a pool nearby another gang of no- | tlves was inlxlng tho dust and water together making the mud out of which tho brlcks are molded. The men were naked almost to the walst, and they tramped up and down In tho mud to kncad it for the brlcks. Afrlca as a cottoa Contlnent. The experlments going on as to cot? ton here are representatlve of others now belng trled in the various parts of Afrlca. I have already wrltten of the cotton poaalbilltlea of the Sudan. They are enormous, and the cotton now belng ralsed about Khartum ia equal ln quallty to the best of that produced on the delta of the Nile. In Brltlah East Afrlca the authoritles are at tempting to ralso cotton, and aeveral successful plantatlons have beon set out ln South Afrlca. I understand that the Germans aro dolng conslderablo ln the same llne. not only between here and Lake Tangsnyika, but also along the coast in the vicinlty of Zanzlbur, and that they are already produclng ln the nelghborhood of a thousand bales of llnt per year. They have ralsed as much as nve hundred bales ln a year on thelr llttle plantatlons In Togoland, on the Gulf of Gulnea. and they have sown cotton ln the Kamerun and ln Southwest Afrlca. The Itallans are attemptlng the same ln Erltrea, the llttle strlp of terrltory whlch they own along the Red Sea. So far thelr succesa has been small. As to the French, they have done practlcally nothfng ln cotton ln Afrlca as yet. They Belglans are making experlments throughout the Kongo valley, ' where they have plantatlons managed by Amerlcans from Texas. They are uslng Amerlcan seed, and the cotton grown ls of excellent qual? lty. The Brltlsh have an organlzatton known as the Brltlsh Cotton Growlng Assoclation, whlch ls backlng many of the experlments ln the Engllsh colonles. That organlzatlon has capltal of $1,000,000, and Its planta? tlons here and there are now p/oduc Ing something llke a half milllon dol lars' worth of cotton a year. Some of Its best work is belng done ln AVest Afrlca, and espoclally ln NIgerla. There aro also glnnlng establlshments at Lagos, whlch take care of the cot? ton grown near the coast. I under stand that there are thirty or forty thousand acres there in a falrly good state of cttltlvatlon. Plnntn AVhlch Produce Silk. It seema llke a falry story wlien I say that there are plants out here ln Afrlca whlch produce fibres whlch may posslbly be made Into silk as ftne as any spun by the silk worm. I am told that this is the case. My Informant la Mr. R. T. Paake-Smlth, the asslstant collector at Kampala, who was for merly statloned away off In the Inte rlor of Uganda. Ho aays that he found there a plant whlch he thlnks mlght be used for silk manufacture. Sald he: "I saw many of these plants grow? lng wild. They reach a helght of flve or slx feet, and bear a frult -shaped llke the cotton boll, but much larger. I should say that the average frult ls as blg around as a man's fist. These bolls have a stlky flbre three or four Inches long. It looks somewhat llke cotton, but lt ls far more soft, flcecy and glosay. Tho flbre Is wrapped around the seeds. Durlng my stay there I gathered a lot of the wild seeds and plcked off the llnt. I then sowed them ln about half an acro of well-prepared ground. They grew rapldly wlthout further cultlvatlon, and when they matured I collected a llttlo bag of tho silk llnt ln the- seed and sent it on the authori? tles at Entebbe. Shortly after that I took slck wlth a fever, and it was some montha before I recovered. I then trled to flnd what became of my silk flbre, but the authoritles at En? tebbe could not lnform me. I spoko of tho plant to Archdeacon Walker, the head of tho Engllsh Church MIs sion Society of Uganda. He sald he knew lt well, and agreed wlth mo that it mlght be valuable. I cloaned some of the flbre and stuffed a sofa plllow. It was as soft as down." "AVhat Is the namo of this flbre, Mr. Paske-Smlth?" I asked. "I do not know what It Is called bo tanlcally, or that lt ls mentloned ln any botany. Tho natlves call lt Mfumbo." Moro About Bnrk Cloth, And this leads me to wrlte agaln about the wonderful bark cloth whlch is produced by almost every natlve famlly, and whlch untll recontly formed about the only clothing worn by the mllllon-odd peoplo of the klng dom of Uganda. It ls used ln othor countries as well, and tho natlves of German East Afrlca raiao much of lt. There aro sevoral varletles of trees hero whlch produce lt, the favorlto being a ilg treo whlch grows to a helght of from thirty to flfty feot, and from whlch bark strlps can bo takon whlch average slx feet ln wldth and ten feet ln lertgth. Tho fibres of this bark are lnterwovon llke cloth. It Is wonderfully strong, and when pounded and treated by the natlves la almost as soft as volvet. It ls sown Into durable clothing. Some of this cloth was shivped to New York about a j year ago, but so far no record as to , Its flnal disposltlon has been recolved. The amount sont was 2,600 sheet, a slmllar shlpmont belng made nt tho samo time to London. .The bark would mako a very flne paper lf lt wero ground, but whether it can bo usod as a weavlng matorlal for oloth re mnlns to bo seen. At prosent the only demand for lt ls among the natlves. Tho Foresta of Ugandn. I havo Just had a talk wlth Dr, Christy, an Engllshman, who has a large concesslon of woodland runnlng along tho Nllo Just below whore that great rlvcr flowa out of Lake Vlctorla. Tho traot embraces about 150 square mlles, and lt ia so sltuated that the tlmber could bo thrown into fhe rlver an'd floatod down to Khartum were lt not for certaln falla of the Nlle be? tweon Nlmull and Oondokora. Aa It Ia, the chlef market will probably be Brltlah Eaat Afrlca and the othor coun trle's reached by way of the Uganda rallway. Sald Dr, Christy: "Our forests aro magnlflcent. We havo mahogany treea. 1R0 feet high, and some of them four and flve feot ln dlameter. They are perfectly stralght, runniug. ua to a great distanca wlth 17c Golf Suitings, white ground, black stripes, l2Ac Julius Sycle's Sons Spring and Summer Wash Fabrics 25c Cotton Voile all colors, I6%c The charm of noteworthy newness of these handsome wash fabrics is further enhanced by their uniformly low prices?prominently characteristic of this store?which permit one and all to gratify their desire for the possession of these beautiful fabrics. Come to-morrow and spend a very pleasant half hour or so making their acquaintance. $3.50 Black Taffeta Walst, fastened ln back, front all embroldered and hernstltched elbow sleeves, h e m s 11 t c h ed cuffs; $5.50 kind, for 93.50. Shirts, 50c Well mado, full length, wlth but. ton holcs well worked, good pearl buttons. 'cxtra full ttish ion neck bnnd, attached cuffs; $1.00 value. 29c yd. Dress Goods 37 Inches wlde; sold at 50c yard; white grounds with p e n c l I stripes and checks. Old Glory Longcloth 10 yards to piecc, ehnniols flnlsh, $1.00 NEW WASH GOODS. 25c Dotted. Flgured and RInged Batlstc, 10 2-3c. 37V4e JONBS VOILES, 22c YARD. In all new shades, stripes, plalds nnd checks. | Very prctty for walst and suits. 75c ANDERSON SII.KS, 50c. Comes In large plalds for mlsses' sults and women's walsts. Gunran teed to wash. 60c PLAID LINE.VS, 45c. New shades tan wlth llght hlue. plaid eflects; black and white, white with blue plald, and blue wlth white plald. 15o GINGHAMS, XSVtO YARD. Look now! Dress Ginghams and Madras, sells everywhero at 15c; speclal for 12Vic. 25c CHIFFON MOUSSELINE, 10c. Comes ln all evening shades. Juat the thing for soparate walsts. Spe? clal all next week at 10c. NEW DUKSS GOODS. Speclal at SOc?Black, Cream, White and Llght Blue Batlste, 44 Inches wlde; real prlce, 75c, At 50e?Black Heavy Graln Mo halr, 52 Inches wlde; real prlce. SOc. , At 91.00? Black Altman Volles, 40 Inches wlde: real value, $1.60. At 08c?Plaid Chlffon Panama; usually sells at $1.25 yard. At $1.25?Black and Blue Her rlngbone Stripe Cloth; sells $1.50 yard; 52 Inches wlde. NEW VEILI.VGS. Speclal showlng here to-morrow ln New Face Vells. ln black and all colors. at 75e yard. DOYS* SPRING CLOTHES. Just now Is the tlme when pa rents should purchase their boys' spring garments. AU-Wool Boys' Knee Pants Sults that sold for $4.25: speclal all thU week. 91.08. $5.00 and $6.00 Boys' Sults, plaln and Knickerbocker styles, In dark and llght colors, plenty blue serges, 93.50. $7.00 and $8.00 Boys" Sults. Knick? erbocker style, large varlety of patterns, to be sold for 95.00. TOILET GOODS. Nothlng but ftrst-class quallty goods are lnvolved. All odors ln Colgate's Extracts, 25c. 25c Box Tollet Soaps, all odors, 10c. WOMEN'S HANDKERCHIEFS. Speclal values wlll be offered here at 5c, 10c and 12%c. 15c Men's Fancy Handkerchlefs, 10c. BOYS' BLOUSE AND WAISTS. At 50c we can glve you best made Madras and Percale Walst or Blouse for tho boys, slzes 3 to 16 years old; the K. S? the klnd that sells at 75c; at speclal prlce, 50c. LEATHER GOODS. 50c Leather Shopplng Bags, 25c. 76c Leather Shopplng Bags, 30c. 25c Teddy Bear Belts, 17c. $1.25 Women's Leather Belts, 75c. 75c Hand Bags, strap purses, 50c. NEW GLOVES. Speclal ln Llsle Two-Clasp Gloves, 25c. $1.00 Women's Long Black Llsle Gloves, SOc. $1.50 Tan and Brown Long 16 button length Gloves, 91.00. $2.50 Gray 16-button length Kid Glovos, 91.08. $2.00 Kayscr 16-button length Gloves, in black and white, 91.35. SILK rETTICOATS. Exceptlonal values at such low prices. Black Sllk Undersklrt, seven gore, with tucks ln flounce; extra dust rufne, at 95.00. NEW NECKWEAR. Exceptlonnlly pretty effects thls season has produced at speclal low prlces. 25c Stock Collars, in solld colors and polka dots, 10c. Tourlst Ruchlng, speclal, box, 7c. Merry Wldow Lace Bows, 10c. 25c Mull Scarfs, 10c. 50c Llnen Stock Collars, 25c. See new style Merry Wldow Bows at 25c and BOc. All styles Neck Ruchlng at spe? clal low prlces. IIIG VALUES IN LACE CURTAINS^ TOO MANY ON HAND?EVERY ONE TO BE SOLD AT GREAT REDUCTION. NOTE TIIE PRICE AND REDUC? TION. $1.80 Lace Curtains, 3V4 yards long, extra wlde, 91.25. $2.20 Ctirjalns, 3 V4 yards long, ex? tra wlde, 9L50. $2.50 Curtains, 3\b yards long, cx? tra wlde, 9I.S0. $3.00 Curtains to go for 92.00. $4.00 Curtains to go for 92.80. $5.00 Curtains to go for 93.50. 50c FLOOR OIL CLOTH, 35? YARD. Very grade of Sampson , make; beautiful patterns to solect from. 91.B0 LLVOLEUM FOn OSc. Two yards wlde, very best grade, beautiful deslgns; to go at tho ro duced prico of OSc. 25c LACE CURTAIN POLE, 10c. 6?foot Wood Polo, oak or mahog any, brnss end nnd rings, complete, 10c. Special Sale Men's Trousers Hundreda of Paira lnvolved ? 94.00 MEN'S PANTS, 92.50. Well mado. slde bucklo strapa. llght and dark colors; somo wlth i-ulT buttons. 95.00 MEN'S PANTS, 93.50. Great bargaln are these. Largo varlety of patterns to select from. 90.00 MEN'S PANTS, 95.00. Ybu can't afford to mlss this op? portunlty. Come and see for your self. 7Bc WINDOW SHADES, BOc. In very best of materlal, 6 and 9 feet long, in all shades of green, wlth best roller and flxturea com? plete. DASEJIEXT BARGAINS. 76c Full Slze Sheets, BOc. 15c Pillow Cases, 12V4c Androscoggin Cotton, Oc. Bost made Apron Gtngham, 7c. 10c UNBLEACHED COTTON, B^e. Heavy round thread, perfect and smooth; all you wlsh at tho prlce, 5%c. 35c UNBLEACHED SHEETING, 25c. Full 10-4 Unbleached Sheetlng. perfect ln every way; as long as lt lasts, 25c yard. 17c FIGURED DENIM, 12V?c VABD. 36 Inches wlde, neat flgures and perfect ln colorlngs; for box and furnlture covering, at 12V.sC yard. Sllkollne, best grade, JOVdc yard. 35e BLEACHED SHEETING, 2Sc The well-known brand of Lock wood, 2U yards wlde, to go at the speclal prlce, 20c. BIG SILK BARGAINS. 36-inch Black Taffeta Sllk, spe? clal, 91.00 yard. 75c BAU CHIFFON MOUSSELINE, 45c YARD. 27 inches wlde; ln blg demand for walsts; come in exqulslte shades of brown, blue, lavender. old rose, black and white; all colors, 45c yard. 75c TAFFETA SILK, 50c YARD. Early shoppera wlll get beneflt of thls special. as there are only 500 yards to be sold at thls prlce. :; 1? Inches wlde. All-SIlk Chlffon, flnlshed wlth deep glossy lustro. 92.00 TAFFETA, 91.10 YAHD. Every yard guaranteed to glve perfect satlsfactlon. Heavy Rus U ng Quallty. Full Yard Wido Kld Flnlshed Sllk, sells $2.00 yard In Si rV 8t0res; as lonB ** lt lasta. NEW SPRING IIOSIERY. Ladles* Plaln Black Sllk Llsle Hosc, 75c. Ladles' Plaln Gauze Llsle Hose, in plnk, red, lavender, green. tan and black, SOc. Ladles' Plaln Llsle Hose, in black and tan, 37V<tc. Ladles' Plaln Llsle Black and Tan Hose, 25c. ' Boys' and GIrls' Cndet Hose, in three different weights; prlce, 25c. Chlldren's Plaln Socks, In tan black Vnd white, 12&C a pair. Chlldren's Laco Socks, in llght blue. plnk, red. black and white, 15c. NEW NETS FOR WAISTS AND DRESSES. Plaln nnd Dotted Filet Nets in cream nnd ecru, 44 and 48 Inches wlde, 85c yard. Plaln Nets. ln white, cream. ivory, ecru, 2 yards wldo, 75c and 91.00 yard. ' Black Flowered Nets, beautiful patterns, 40 inches wlde. 9L4S yard. White and Ecru Allovcr Nets at 00c yard. Allovcr Trlsrt Polnt Yoklng at 92.10 and 92.50 yard. Cream and White Polnt de Sprit, 42 Inches wlde, only BOc yard. BLACK AND WHITE THIN MA TERIAL FOR WAISTS AND DRESSES. Black Indla Llnen, regular 15c quallty; speclal, 12V&C. Black Batiste, 20c quallty, 10 2-3o. Morcerized Batlste, very flno quallty; speclal. 50c: Morcerized Batlste, 40 inches wide; speclal, 15c. Mercerlzed Batlste, special, 21c. Narrow Checked Muslin, regular 12Vic quallty, 10c. Narrow Checked Muslin, suitable for chlldren's drosses, loc quallty; I2VL-C. Broad Plald Muslin. for shirt waists and aprons, 16 2-rtc quallty; speclal, lfi?\ Flne nnd Sheer Plald Muslin. in broud nnd broken checks, 10 2-3c a yard. Dotted Muslin, ln smull and largo dots, unusual value, 1(1'.'-3c. Dotted Flgured Muslin, 15c grade, 12H-<-. Mercerlzed Flgured Batlste, 25c quallty, l(I2-3e a yard. Mercerlzed Flgured Muslin, 37ijc grade; speclal, 25c, Mercerlzed Flgured Madras, 25c quallty. 20c a yard. Flgured Madras, exceodlngly good values. 10c and 12Vie. Wash Chlffon, llne and sheer, SOc, 50c and 75e a yard. French Lawn. suitable for con flrmatlon drosses, 25c and 50c. Porslan Lawn, 12'/je, I5c, ut2-3c, 20c, 22e, 25c and BOc a yard; special values. Flgured and Dotted Muslin for curtains, 12V?o and 15c. $17 Men's ? Blue Serge Suits, All-wool. well made, wlth best Ilnlngs; speclal prlce, this sca son's styles? $8.89 Men's Suits, $6.89 Well made: never sold less thrfn $12.50; all thls season's styles; all slzes. TOWELS. Cotton Huck Towels, extra large: speclal, Oo each. Llnen Ituck Towels, red bordercd nnd plaln white, I'JVjc each. Extra Large Colored Borderod Towels. 37'Ao quallty; speclal. 25c. Satin Damask Towels. hernstltched and frlngcd borders. 50c. Kxtm Large Blcached Turklsh Bath Towels. 25c. Unbleached Turklsh Bath Towels, 10c and 1214c. CRASH. Llnen Crash for roller towels, white and colored bordered, 12%c, 15c, i(5 2-3<- and 20c a yard. Cotton Crash. speclal value, 5c a yard. SPECIAL IX WHITE ORGANDY. Double Wldth White Organdles,' 25c, 28c, 30c, BOc and 75c| flno and sheer; speclal values. TABLE DAMASK. 64-Inch Table Damask, ln floral patterns, regular $1.00 grade, SOc. Sllver Bleached German Llnen Table Damask, $1.50 grade; speclal, Mercerlzed Tablo Damask. spe? cial, 50c a yard. SPREADS. $1.25 White Crochet Pattern, dou ble-bed slze Spreads, 91.00. $1.39 Bedspreads, Marsellles pat? tern; speclal. 91.10. Colored Quilts. suitable for chll? dren's beds, frlnged; special, 91.00; regular $1.50 grade. SUITS. Ladles' Tailor-Made Suit of mlx tures, coat seml-fltlng, skirt seven gore; $13.50 value, for 90.50. Ladles" Thln Suit of plaid, trlm med with flne soutache hzald, aklrt plaited, $10.00 value, for 95.00. Ladles' Tailored Suit of flne check, coat tight-ftttlng, skirt plaited, with fold; $25.00 value. for 910.00. Black Silk Suit, trlmmed very elaborately wlth trtmmlng of wlde sllk brald and edged with white braid. skirt plaited. for 925.00. Black Voile Suits, trlmmed wlth flne molre bands and taffeta plalt Ing, skirt plaited all around, for 925.00. SKIRTS. White Serge Skirt. plaited, some seven gore, sllghtly solled, $7.50 value, 92.50. , White and Blue Voile Skirt, plaits from hlps all around, $16.25 value, for 910.00. Black and Blue Panama Skirt, wido gore, wlth tucks ln slde gore; $8.50 value.. for 92.88. KIMOXOS AND DRESSING SACQUES. J $2.89 Ladles' Long Crepe Kimonos. In plnk, bluo and red, with flowered sllk band to match. at 92.30. Ladles* Long Muslin Kimonos, of flgured muslin, wlth plaln band down front nnd on sleeves, at 91.25. Short White Indla LInon Klmono, yoko trlmmed In nalnsook Insort ing. short sleeves, Mendel's mako, at 91.30. White Muslin Dressing Sacque, wlth trimmlngs of Val. Inscrting and lace, at 91.25. LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR. 75c Ladies' Nalnsook Corset Cov ers, dalntily trlmmed with naln? sook, torchon and Val. lacos; cholce, 50c. 29c Ladies' Muslin Pants, hem stitched ruflle. 23c. $1.75 Ladles' Muslin Undersklrts, deep flounce of hernstltched tucks. flnlshed wlth rufllo of embroldery, 91.50. $1.75 Ladies' Muslin Gowns, wlth trimmlngs of Val., torchon and nalnsook ombroidery, at OSc. LADIES' GAUZE UNDERWEAR. Ladies' Low Neck Sleeveless Gauze Vests, neatly flnlshed wlth tape, 12Vdc. Ladles' Modium AVelght Ribbed Hlgh Neck. Long Sleevo Corset Covers. 48c. BABY CAPS. Infants' Nalnsook Embroldered Cnps. of flne quallty, BOc. Infants' Dtitch Cap of nalnsook, wlth trimmlngs of nalnsook em? broldery and lace, 91.00. Chlldren's Bonncts of tuckod naln? sook. wlth hlgh dnublo rurlie of em? broldery, flnlshed wlth ruflle of lace, 92.18. APRONS. Nurse'a* Aprons of Indla llnon, with hernstltched blb and strings, 35c. Nurses' Aprons of Indla llnon. extrn full. blb and bretolles of ein broidery, wido liemstitched .*trlngs, 50o. CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' DRESSES. $1.69 Child's Short Whito Indla Llnon Drosses, made wlth round yoko of embroldery, flnlshed wlth i-ufllo of nalnsook around yoke and skirt, at 91.4S. $1.50 infants' Long Nalnsook Dress, strlctly hand made, neat and dalnty, 08c. "Hc Ladles* and Misses' Straw Sallors, 48c. CHILDREN'S PIOA'E COATS. ClllltVs White riquo Reefer, with snllor oollar, trlmmed in mednt ,llons and insertton. edged with ruflle ot embroldery, at 91.50. Child's Long Pique Coats, wlth deep round coiiar, trlmmed wlth rufllo of embroldery, 92.75. out a brancli. Wo havo a spocies of wood that resembles teak, and we have much hnrd wood, somo of whlch wlll almost reslst the blows ot an ax. We oxpoct to cio a great deal wlth that wood, beoause lt reslsts the attaiika of the whlte ants, and wo can then? fore aell lt for rallroad tlos. Wo have now orders for 300,000 ttoa, and wo have throe dlfferent varletles of ai.t proof wood from whlch wo can supply them." Hiibber ln Vffiinda. , "How about your rubber posslblll tloa, Dr. Christy?" I askod. "Wo havo rubbor vlnos and rubber tree8, and somo of tho luttor .irn 100 feet high, wlth u large glrth. Thoy run from that size down to sprouts. Wo have about 2,000,000 rubbor tvoos in our concesslon. They range ln dl fl-njiter irom thras lnohac ta thi'ea .or four feot. The most of them aro ready for tnpplng, and wo shall explolt that part of ur concosslon flrst. Wo shall work carefully, delnylng the tlniber export untll wo havo our rubbor Ir.duJ try thoroughly estabilM'io.l, ris we Ciii' that tho cuttlng down of tho othor troes may break the rubber trees. "Our plau now ls to out out tho underbrush and map the foreat, so that onch part of lt can be oaslly onred for. We nlroudy have 900 men at work. and shall have doublo that number withlu a few weoks, AVe oxpect to bullil vlllngns on tho os'-Ue, and |u tralu our own workmen. \\'o mive already brought export rubbor gitth ers from Ceylon to show tho nallvos how to tap the rubber livsas wlth' ut Injurlng them. If thoy nre. prnp-.trl.v haudled they wlll cm'livio to yitM rubber iear after y?av fir. tUulr fall lifo of about forty years. A tr*e la ready for tupplnp; at about tlvo yeais of age. ho that wo expect to gat an Income for ttitrty-ftve years out of each yoiing treo. ln a short time our prop? erty will be a great rubber farm yleldlng n vast crop every year." FRANK G. CARPENTER. I.OXQ DISTANCB PHONB 481 R. L Barnes Safe & Lock Co. Mnnufactur*r? of Ilifc-h-Orado Staadard Snfos nud V?ulu. Factorloii Nus. I ??? - TrlgS Shlp Ysrd*. OtTioes und Show Room?, 11-13-15 North Vourte^nlh Strot, Kishmond, Va