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Woodmen of the World Meeting at South Boston
ESa-tVV. IUCIMTIOI IS lEtnntsnr Physicians Rcfuse to Do Work, and Now Board ls in Quandary. do the ,1 to do ul'd pay i.i from used to Super d Of Su - get doc ? ird v. ni mr. thorlties, wir Ination at tn CHAKLOT-TJ i l li HLKf MEET, I trgi Attendaac* and Excelleui Program U Bendercd. ' ? ??' I ' ??':??- l ? patch.] '??' ' i ? bruary 20.?The ' ' " ? Ol thi i liarlotie HE VII ING THIS \\ E151C. Local OPtt?M i >i?<- v*?lll Conie l"p lt The con' bek dea tlie Krom Moutvale burgl W. E. Uarrls. of Rlclimonfl. and Oaorge Bhler, of Bluefleid. W. A'a . who nt tended thn fuiK'ral of Dr. Hamuel Diivlea Prlea ftt thln plac*. returned to Itirtr bomes Monday Mlsa Ri'Sall* i:orVe 1?ft Jnefday fnr Crlp i . I i ? al Sh? n III vislt i'/|pnds al Chrln llantburc. Roanoke and lnterraodiate polnts bofore rft'irntiiK to Mnntvate Mrs. \V. H. Mosby. of Bellford Clty, who ho* bc'ii vIsi'lnB her slster. ,Mrs. W. H. BuCord, hns reiurned home. CONFERENCE E.VDS. Tenehers of Kinirtli Dlstrlct Ua-iw In toremlng F'roijrniii. [Speclal to Tha Times-Dlspatch.] AA'Vi'M EVILiLE, A\V. Fobruary 20.? Thi conference of rsecondary schools and colleges for tio Kourth DlBtrlct of Virglnla cohciuded its proceedfhga to day, after an Intereatlng aesslon. The toploa dlacusaed were: "Unlformity ln Hlgh School Work," whlch waa Bub divided ititu inatlietiiatn ; . Lalln. Eng ihli, aclence .-md hlstory: "Weakrieas m Grarnmar School Preparatlon," "Ak riculture ln the Hlgh School," "Normal TritinlnK Depurtinenl." ?'Hlgh Srhool and ihe Teaching Professloh," "Col lego Kntrance Requlrementa," "Carne gle Fi'iindatlon Requlrement," "The 1'i.it Syatdm." "Election of Studiea ln tlie Hlgh !-chool."" "Mbdern Languages ti' the Hlgh School," "How Cnn tho Hlgh School Best Meet the Ne?ds Of Rtiral Life?" "Iligh School Athlotlcs," "Relatlve Worth of Hlgh Sohool Sub lecta," "llou- May Improyainent Be Made ln Ltbrary und Labbratory Krpitp inpnt." "is Seven Tears nn Adeqiiaii Tlme tor Preparatlon for Hlgh fcchool Work?" Much lntereal waa taken tn ih? con ference, nnd thoae who engaged lri the . Ipn showed preparatlon nnd famlltarlty wllh the toplcs in eharp coi traal wlth what would havo been done twenty years ago. Ht'JiBAAD A3V8WERS BILL. Fresh -ir.i.rini for Seuaatlon ln W'ln rhrster Blvnr*> *u!?. I' 10 Thr. rimes-Dltpatcta.J W1NCHESTER; VA., February 20.? Anatvering hla wltt a blll tor dlvorce, Jullus Landau, foteman of the Eddy PreBe prlntlng plant. in thls <-ity. to day denied the ailegaiions of inlidellty and desertion, and added fresh Interest | to an affair which has been tlie toxvn topic all wc'k Th.> ansWer, flled in | the Circult Court. ehargea Mrs. Lan dau nnd her mother. Mrs. Julla Rosen berg, of New York Clty, of conapiracy to defraiid Landau of hls property, and alleges that Mrs. Landau. who was ia former stenographer ln Waahlngton, deaerted hlm last August. The. hus band further alleges that Mrs. Landau wus known ln Waahlngton as "ivtisa Larry," aud appeared ln varloua eitles iiv "Rpse Rosennerg" and "R. Brown." Landau'a anawer lf. aecoinpanled by aflldavl.ta charglng hla wlfe wjth im prop.er conduct, and namea a Wlnches | ter man Letters from alleged auitora accompany the papers. The case will be heard shortly. Landau will flie a eross bill. BA.VK IS CI.OSED. r.enr-ral n,i-i...-,? i?,,.,, ..i,,,, Dlamed fur the Kutlure. [8pecla] >o Thi" Tlmes-Dtspaich.l NEWBERN, N. C, February 20.? The, Bank of Carteret, located at Morehead Clty, K. W. Taylor, presi? dent; C V. Webb, cashier, was closed thi mornlng by State Bank Examlner Doughton Judge O. H Guion ap pointed T. A. rjsaell, caahler of the The bank has a capital of $20,000. and has been organized about seven ? irt " haa resourcea of about $60, The present trouble la cautwd by general deproaslon ln bualness and Inabillty to reallzo on loana. Iliui I'uliiful Aeeldeul. [Spei lal l" Tho Tlmea-Dlspatch.] \ SFOTSi'LVANIA, VA., February 30.? John H. t'annon, Coreraan and general managor at the John A. Vaughan grist |and aawmills, ln this county, while at temptlng to adjust sonie of the 111a chlnery, waa eiughi m the gearing ;;nd had one ,,f hia handi. and armu fright fully crUBhed nnd broken. Mlller School .\e??. ? 1! to Tlie Thnrs.Disi|,;itch 1 MILLER SCHOOL, VA., Fobruary 30 ? Miss Winn Hiirt otl.ore, of KaM-litifc-3 i,lMl luti pald tlifc school a vislt this w.jek. , Mieii Van Wagner returned from Chl "'. I"l"1'l;* Todd and Mlas Mary Llicy [Brown pald thg school ., i-|Bli thla week. Takea Hi, Own t.ife [Spei lal t" n? rinics-Dispaicb J ! BR1STOL, va.. Februin 20^-J !'?"k .,-^;'.I'''V,? ,VV-v',on" yeara oldi ','' r .hiBf 1-1' "'l'1"""' State news mltted Buiclde al hla home at PIney I 1 ?? renn thla county, to-dav by .iiiting hla throat Jll health ;uid de 1 spondenoy eauaed lt. Mr, Torhett mar I ? aleter of Rlchard Lynch Garner ? ? ' "u.i.k Btudent of monkey jan guage, .irs. rorbelt survlv^a Klm. .IuiIki- tvallacc Elected. J ' ' ',i''1 tp-Thi Tlmes-Dlapatoh 1 1 Mer..' ? , /, X fX\;!!!a:r ,!':" been , lec ed ? Idoni of. the Natlonal Bank' j . ' IU 8 '" nn the vacancy " "'?' ',,'' ''""" "f ?' Stansbury .'-' ". " ' ?????? !?? Wallaoe '" " : / ' ,:? "''?" i"'"'1 , ? ' :, ' vvanaoe was ,j?f afrecU ?' ' >acanoy l:i the hor"'' liiirn ia Destroyed, ' 1 I :K-Vi-|'>'uM-rV, ',"-'" ' r!1I"Patch ) h "ti ? 'ri k 'v i' ^'A'* Eebruary - Ti., ,- 1 a .r',' ,'-Ir,r|ging to C Q?] llnger ln Spotiiylvanla county. ?bout - on? mlie from thla clty waa de\tr\v?H ' by Bn laat evenlng. 'iirreo S?rosy ? a quantlty of feed were also hurned. M.i.lto CONFBHKBSi n.'inu of Wouud, H? TelU ?f Kllllna C. & O. Wutehinan. VK-r;-.'Mi31?,'nVTh*,Tln-^-r)*'*Pateh.) *'A., February 20 ? a platol-ahoi woui.d ',XkT.,"", ,'\ "'"' ,:'" w3?u*> trylng to : ? n - an kmheral eonnty farmer, a negro '-[named Bnead whjj llvea twenty-flvc i-imiU", troia. itu?, Jogg vonitaatii Uuu.Ja 11 rtrn Faclna di ttl shot nnd kliled Thomas R. Mnnroe, tho Chesapeake and Ohio watchman, near Coleman's Falla, on November 16. The nopro .-onfossed to both crlmes. i' i: aald, after the physician advised hlm bo could uot llve. l"p to that time It wns not known who had commltttd elthcr of the rrimo.p. PRECARIOUS CONDITION Stramer John H. Stnlru Aelinre, Wavea Brenklng; Over Her. BRIDGEPORT, CONN.. Feb. 20-The ptramboat John TI. starin, of the Starin Transportatlon llne. which ran ashore off the outer breakwal.-r laat niglit, was iti b precarlouB positlon thla mornlng, witn ih.- wavea breaklng hlgh over hor and ulth a hea.vy llst; There were no paa> Bengera on the ateamer nnd nll of the. craw were reacued In aafety by the tug | Sarah F. MoWilllaxna, although Captain Van Pelt and the chief enslnecr at first refused to loave the vessel, and atayed on board after othf-r members of the crew had been taken off. The John II. Starin I went aahore during the gale which BWept I^mg Ialand sound whlle she was on her I way from New Haven to New York. tn I seekln^; a haven stic mlssed Ihe narrowl entrance between the two breakWatera i by an eiRlith of a mllo and Btuck fast j on tlio Bats. There Is no life-s.i ving nta- j tlon ln the vfnniiy. and ln going to thej Starln'a aasistande the tug Barah Mc Wllllama waa man? timaa beatefa bac* I by the gale nnd ai a They found tho Bteam'er -with her hold | half full of water and wavea breaklng i Klgh over her. Tne steward^ss, Alico; Bniitnn. n-as cufferlrig from Bbock and expoaure nnd waa removed to the Brldge porl ' pltal. Th? Starin was one of the oldtst boats runnlng on the sound. Bhe waa -11-' feet long, with a gross ton v.acr, of 904 tons, carrylng a crew >f twenty-two men, with three cfflcers and a stewarde?s. DOWAGER. QUEEN ILL Condltion of Marla I*la, of Pnrtngal, la Conaldercd AlarmJng. LISEON, Feb. 20.?It ls announced to day that tho condition of the dowager queen; Marla Fia, ls alarmlng Her majeBty. who is tho mother of the late Klng C^rloc, has been ill tor several weeks wlth an intestinal dlsorde.r. WORKED ON SUNDAY Offlclnl of Snbbalh Ohservnnee Asio clatlon I* Found Gullty. PITTSBURO, PA., Feb. ? ?John G. Ward. an offlctal of the Sabbath Observ ance Assoclatlon, of l.'nlontown, Pa., was found guilty of working on Sunday and lin-'i $4 and ensta to-day. Ward gathers e\ dence for tho organizatlon. He will take an appeal. GOES TO THE WEST. McCormlck Carrlvm Rncquot Chnmplon ? blp to Chlcago. [Speclal to The TimeH-Dlspateh.1 NEW YORK, February 20.?It re mained for Harold F. McCormlck, of Chlcago, to carry the amateur racquot champlonshlp to tho West by defeat Ing George II. Brooke. of Phi'ladelphla. In th.' fltii.) round of the national tour nament at th.. New York Racquet and Tehnia Club to-day. McCormlck won rathpr easlly, 16-6, 10-15, I8-17, 15-5. Although Brooke'is a former cham? plon. McCormick. who represent3 iho Chicago Racquet Club. cania East com paratively unknown a few weeks ago. Even after winning the gold cup rac? quet at Tuxedo in hollow fasliion, Mc? Cormlck was not regarded wlth favor for national bonors on the ground that he would have to laco a much stronger ii- ld. In a Bcnse. to-day's match (proved a disappointment to the largest gal lery of the woek, for tho reason that nalther man sbowed champlonshlp form save for occaslonal flashes. There were bricf periods of excltlng play, but eve.n so tho contest lacknd the gllt-edged work which niarked several of the earlier round matchea. . BARTON}HEJGHTS Mm^'m^h' 2? Roa'Vok"- ?'h" Sas been . u?-J, Wi, , "? W- T' Co??6r, of srooaiand Park, has returned home Mrs W. E. Eaton, who has been'vUltlng ;'^M.i-r ln Chenterfleld, hae returned Jatnes Klnsey, of North Carollna, who i-a., expwtod to arrlve tho ttrBt OI the *?* 0 cpend the rest of tha wlnler wlin hla later, Mr,. B. ?. Melton. of Monteirc. Avi! Z.?" hrtath1r.,,led ?n aCC?Unt 0t th? Ih- puplls of the Ba.rton Helghta School u-e, planiilnsr fyr a patrlotlc program to l.s slvr-n ln the ehapel on February D2d ln -.rnmemor.-.tlon ot Washington',, blrthdav. S, F. Jones has returned tc. hus home ln I.uck Avenue from a buElness trlp 10 Lynch Mr?. W. U Klnsolvlng hao left for Wash Ingten to Johvher huaband, who haa been In Baltimorf visltlnj? hl? mother James Schlsstsr, nr Baltlmdra. la v|?itinR' hla brother. J. K. Kchisstor, of North Ave? nue. Mra. A. C. Bcrryman. who hus b?-eri vls Itlriff frlPnrtH ln Suffolk. has returned home. A. lj. Seay, who hag heen visltlnar Mr and Mra. Charles O. Rady, of North Avanue luis return">d to hls home ln Shorea, riu vaima county. B, A, Laughton, of WashInt,-ton, D C l? Btaving wlth hln hi-other, ,T, E. SlnBl'eton Mr. and Mra. Gnv Yow.-u. 0f CralgivlUe, \a., will bo 1lie ruestl of Mr. and Mra 0 0, Vow-i'll, ol Monu-lro Avenue n^xt week. Mrn. James Haily. of Wh*!i| igton mothor of B. Z. Harty, ot Montclro Avenu*. wl aviBtalned a pnlnful fnll lost week, la ploi ly lmprovlnp. Mra. Ella Blantcn. of ParrrivUl*. wno haj be?n ^.alttng Mrn_ 11. 0. Ohlsholm, of Vir? ginia Avenue, haa returned. Hobert 1). Wood will return home ln Mtvrch from a lengbty Honthorn trlp. Mleg M. B, Cbtlea, of Loulea counly, u tbe gueel or Mrs. B, bee Roden, of No,-th Aienue. Mra. M. K. Rsvaga and dauchter, Mra ,, U. Ware, of Kurry county, ara t lie guoata of l?"v.u^' an<l Mr" v- ''? BemfTOan, of th? Methoditt parsonage, MIch Urai-? Dalton, Of Korfolu nhn v... h *?.8rwe haa returneiJ i.iieu raniue HcCorob, o( Wayneebero le 'Meiua* Urtj, Jfcku lt, I'Heclikoru mi Mx*.. A VERY NOTABLE SALE OF pring rbilks! Silk Is to Be the Queen of Fashion This Spring ! All of Europe is ardently favoring Silks, and this country is going wild over them. In all the gay foreign capitals?in all the famous winter resorts?Silks reign supreme. No material lends more grace or charm to the costume. Counters and shelves in the Miller & Rhoads store are piled high with Silks. Silks for every possible purpose. Tailored Suits, afternoon and evening wear; Direc toire Costumes, weddings, balls, &c; Shirtwaists and Skirts. Tempting prices on everything-^and the sale that starts to-morrow will be one of the important events of the year. Cheney's Foulards, 85c Yard Guarantced to be showerproof. handsome patterns for spring, choiccst of the milla productiona, 23 inches wide, 85c yard. Satin Shantung) P* Ac .Mirella Silks Shantung Francais '* ) Mirror Silks Rough Silk Suitings, 24 to 26 inches wide, in a variety of shades, such as wisteria, old rose, tan, lavender", cham pagne, black and white, 50c yard. Satin Foulards, 59c Yard 23 inches wide, beautiful designs, one of the best valuea in the house at 59c. _ PrintedPongees, 39c & 59c Yard 19 & 23 inches wide, respectively. Beautiful Silks and unusual values at the prices. Taffeta Pekins, 69c Yard You must see these beautiful Silks to appreciate their value. All the newest shades. Messaline Rongeant, 85c Yard It's one of the prettieat of the new Silks. 19 inches wide, in all the new shades. Messaline Broche, 89c Yard A very lustroua Silk. 19 inchea wide in beautiful designs, well worth $1 yard. Persian Messalines9 $1 Yard The oriental color combinations are particularly rich in these Silka. A MAGNIFICENT S H O W I N G OF THE e w SpringDress Goods Miller & Rhoads Always in the Leadl The New Spring Suitings are entirely different from those shown last season. Satin surface weaves are the most fashionable this year, and instead of the old style staple colors, the fashionable woman of to-day prefers the new half tones, such as wisteria, ashes of roses, amethyst, mulberry, old rose, catawba, peacock blue, &c. 1,000 Yds. 50-in. Faustina Wool Satins Self-colored stripes, one of the (??-? ? A newest weaves out this season, " * the value is $2, our price. 1 yard 2,000 Yards Worsted Suitings, 46 Inches Wide In quality, width and color effects tfj?J AA these Suitings are unequalled. ^ I ?VV Every yard desirable, $1.25 and j| yard 1,000 Yards Prunella Satins, 42 Inches Wide $1.25 Among. the handsomest of the Spring Dress Goods, in all the new shades. 1 yard 1,000 Yards Novelty Suitings, 44 Inches Wide You must see these goods in the <|S latest color effects for spring to *P properly appreciate their worth.. , .50 yard 1,500 Yards Shadow Stripe Suitings These Suitings are 44 inches -JlJ^j C A wide?unusually lustrous, and ? *** . in all the new shades. J3L An Array of All-Wool Dress Goods Batiste, French Serge, Diagonals, Chev rons, Shadow Stripes, Cashrnere & Storm Serges, good, serviceable, nice-looking fabrics, great value. 50 c J. W. Vairow, of Barton Avenuej Mrs. J. Clay Blanton. who haa been vlslt ii-S her parents, Dr, and MrB. C. P. Bcott, of Virginia Avenue, hae left for her home in Varlua, Va. Mlea Klla Chlsholm, of Buckner, Louisa eouuty, la vlalttng her Blster, Mre. A. T. Goodwin.O f North Avenue. Mra. K. B. Chlahoks, who has been vlelt Ing her daughter. Mrs. A. T. Goodwln, In North Avenue. has returned iu her home in Long Creek. Mrs, M, R. FritMChe, of Larab Avenue, la ih Rt. Louln. Mo., where aho was called nn acoouni of'the lllnees of her mother, Mrs. Carollna Wagner, who dled there on Monday. Mlaa Aivlna Frltsache accornpa nled her mother. . . Jtimes Hnrty. ot Waahlngtnn, who ha* been vlelthig hla brother, B. /. Ilarty, haa returned home. Mlaa buoy Cosby, of Long Creek. Vft.. ls tho guust of hor frlends, Mra, A. T. CSood V.I11, of North Avenue. The honor rol! at the Barton lleUhta Bohooli Ftrat A Grado?Notta Burton and Bllen Armour, Flrst B Cira.de?-Charlla Beck, Cera. Cattt cert, rundoiph Cosby. Dorotby Deuel, Car - rvll fletchec william Qardner* Ibowaa, Grooms. Seth Gayle, Mary Insnain, Sutanna. Knapp, LItlleton Roden, Hazcl Coleman and riert Pervl*. Second A Grade?Wllllam Crowflar. Kon rieth ('Jir, Henry Pohlman, Mnrrlg Yar t roiigh, B?n Stookdon, Jullan Wataon, Jean Armour and Vtvlan Henahuw. Second B Qrnde?Will t.'ombs, C'oakloy Gravesj Kdna Briol, I.ou Flotohof, Gladya fji-hlsslrr aud Pattle Tlmberlake, . Thlrd A' Grndo?Mlldrnd Unglnnd, Gra,us Nloholae. raiillnfl Ttaker, Curon Harte llne. Irma Veltch, Ktta WledenfUd anil Katin Dlckunson. Thlrd B Grade?David HotchklBB. Starr Itall, Dorothy Watson and Itelen Itufrin. Fourth A Grade?George Slpp and John Berryman. Fourth B Grade?PaBB Beidc. Mlmlam Coleniaii, Glvlnette Pnolo, l.Milbe iUiackel tcrd nnd Ellznboth Rmort. Ftflh A Grade?Jessia Lee Pdolo, Itufiui Gittt'ln, Goodwlu Kuyk and J.,amar Mount ciuitle. Firth B ISrudc?Parvts Prlddy and llelon tilpp. Slxth A Grade?Mary Greg >ry, Ashley Feuseley, George KU-hardson and Kllse Whitehitrat. Sli.th, B Gradfe?Floront'a Harrlt, Maasl Echwalu", ?ad France? Woodeoa, Seventh A Qrade?Louleo O'Neal and L-'url Yi'arren. Junlor A Gradf.?Annle Flotcher, Junlor B Qrade?Ruth Curpemer and Klhel I'rlddy. Interniedlate ,\ Rru.de?Harvey Tlller, Maude Bandall nnd Bessio JDavls. Intermedluto B Grado?I.ouiae Beldwlrv and Celeste Anderson. Senlor B Gr.ide?Mamla Ilarrts, Ruth ItOPlcIns and Marlan MofCatt. Tho faeulty of the Burton Helghts School ulll Httend the weddlng of Miss Norille Wntklns, which Inkfn ptaco at Mldlothlan. Mlba Watklns for aeveral years was n/liici pal of Ihe school here. Misa Mary Mooro, who has been vlaitlng l.('r aunt ln Mlller Avenue, haa returned to 1-or home In Norfolk. Misa Annlo Kuyk, of Montolrr. Avenue. Tiaa left for Dendron, Rurry county, to apond si-veral days wlth Mrs. W. II. Purnoll. Mra. I'hilllp IvQWla. of Elssex county, who has been visitlng Mrs, N. B, Croxton, of Montolro Avenue, liae left for Englewood, Ark? where she goes on account of the 111 ntaa of her daughter. Mrs. T. M. Rainsdell, of North Avenue, tvltl he.tho buest of frlends ln Chlcago i'or tv/o weeke longer. J. U. tiruiutlUr, ot Nortb Aaveuue. mw left for Plttsburg, Pa., to aecept a poaltloa n:i demonstrator for the Ainerican Loco motlvn plant In thal city. Miss Genevievo Katon in vlslting relatlvea In "Chostorfleld county thie week. Mlchaux Wllklnton, who has baen visitinif Mra. E. J. W'llkinson, hari returned to hla loniR In Wllmlnglon, N. C. MIbh Txirona Boyca Mason has left for q week'R vtslt to frlends ln Norfolk and Hampton. SSho will wltneso tho honie.com-. Int; of tho floet. .Miss Ellzubeth James haa left for Goochland to vlnlt her paronls. At a meetlng of tho Intermedlala ClatS Club of lho Hlgh School tho followlng offl? Ctrs woro elected: President, Ilnrvey Tillorj Vice-president, Miaa Bcssle Davia; Treas? urer, Frank Taylor; Secrotary. Miss Colesta Anderson, After the uaual rutitino of busi rcss lefi-fshineiitu were sorved. Mra. VI. G. Merror and daughter. Jlii-.-i Nannln Mary, of Fo'rcst ITIII. are tlie' gueoU of Mrs. 10. D. Hedd, of North Avanua, I*. W. l,ewls, who haa been vlsltlns hU slstor, Mrs. N. B. Croxton. of Montelra Avenue. has r6turned to his homo at Mlller'* Tavern. Ralph Katon. wlio has been vlorttng ia\ Chenterfleld for the past ton daye, hao r?i turaecl tu hu hum? la iiookland Ifark, .'