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207 EAST BROAD STREET Sateday, Match 26th?All Day and Besertrag TO-DAY ONLY Showing of Authentic Styles for Spring -and Summer Ladies of Richmond and vicinity, honor us with .your presence at.our Opening tomorrow, ? Saturday. ? 'All d?y, "vyith-inusio-mrthe- afternoon. We invite you, coniident thatour display will appeal-to your taste by reason of the out-of-the-ordinary character or'-the garments. We are displaying Suits, Dresses, Waists, Coats and5S-rirts.*thatarc turned out by American-deators of style -for- their. aotual-use and wear, beautiful, .but not extrava gantly priced,.being .vithin the reach of the price the average woman-desires to pay. The policy-of-this-BtOTO'AvIll be?to'fur__3___.the'Iatest_in'style, exce_rdiagl3?modestin price. YOU WILL FIND ON DISPLAY TAILORED SUITS LATEST WEAVES, SHADES AND FABRICS. RAJAH8, PONOEES, CLOTH OF GOLD, MIRAQE, ETO. DRESSES WAISTS EVENING, SILK AND LINGERIE; AFTERNOON, SILK AND WASH; WASH, OUTING AND EM BROIDERED, WHITE AND OOLORS. , ^ ^iitIjJa TAILORED UNENS.HIOH AND LOW NECK, LINGERIE.AND SILKS, \ SKIRTS AUTO CLOTH, VOILE, SILK, SEROE, PANAMA, ETC. Wash Suits and Skirts . FRENCH LINEN, RUSSIAN CRASH, REPP., ETO. COATS LINEN, SILK, PONGEE AND SERGE, RAJAH, TUSSAH, SALOME AND SHANTUNG, This Is an Invitation to the Ladies of Richmond and Vicinity WOSIAN'S APPAREL?Beautlful in appearance, but excoedlngly modest lo prices, embodylng every style fea? ture that wlll be prominent>"in the Sprlng.and' Summer modee. WE HOPE TO HAVE THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE S. M. BAYLOR JOHN W. YARBOROUGH BAYLOR-YARBOROUQH JtL m EAST BROAD STREET! BE HELO JUNE IS Action of Democratic Executive Committee of Fifth District. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.l Martinsville. Va., March 25.?The Democratlc Executlve Commlttoe of the Flfth District held an adjourned meetlng here to-day, ,at which there were present XI. A. James, chalrman; T. G. Burch, D. A. Nlcholson, and J. M. Hooker, of the committee. E. W. Style No. 53 Shoe :MAIJIJJUf|:OffytiE?4_? You can't be an optimist if your feet are not comfort? able. Wear the ahoe that "Makes Life's Walk Easy" and look on the bright side. Here is a Crossett model that's bright, soft and dur able, with all the comfort kinks for which the Cros? sett Shoe is famous. Comes inpleasing colors, and the leather actually wears best of any of the colored 1 e a t h e r a we know of. The wide range oi Croitctt '' raadeli aukei ihoe selection an eiiy Uik. Try it and tee, $4 to $6 everywhere. Lewii A. Craiiett. Inc, Maker, NeHh AbiattM, Mu*. Saunders. several ot the county chalr men and other prominent Democrats wero also ln attendance. After a full dlscusslon of the mat? ter, the committee unanlmously de? clded to call a convention to meet at Rocky Mount on June 16 to noml nate a candldate for Congress. Tho basls of ropresentatlon ts to bo ono delegate for every fifty votes, or frac? tion thereof over twenty east for Bryan at the presldential election. The method of. selecting the delegates ls left wlth tho varlous county chairmon. There ls no opposition to tho noml? natlon of Judge Saunders, and the ac? tion taken here to-day was solely iu tho intorest of what tho committee considered tho best interests of the party. DELEGATES TO CONFERENCE. Mctbodints Wlll Mcct W'ltU Baltlmore Church ln Aprll, [Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.l Lynchburg./ Va., March 25?The Lynchburg Methodist Protestant Church has elected R. XV. Wood delegato and A. N. Pierce alternate to tho ayinual conference to be held at Broadway Methodlst Protestant Church. in Bal? tlmore, beginnlng on Aprll 6. The mln? lster, Rev. J. L Nlchols, ls completlng hls thlrd year here. His work has been successful, for ho has given the dcnomlnatlon a new church and Sun? day school, as well as to Increase the attendance upon tho servlces more than four-fold. SILVERMAN BOUND OVER. ?Wlll AnaTrcr to Charge of Obtninlng Money Uudcr Fnltce 1'rctcnnca. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.l washington, N. C, March 25.?Dep -uty Sherlff Rlchard Adams, of thls clty, arrived ln tho clty to-day over tho Atlantic Coast Llno from Norfolk, brlnging ln custody as prlsoner .1. Silverman, formerly a saloon man of that city. Tho prlsoner was arrested on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, and requisltion paper-s wei-e secured from Governor Mann, ot Virginia. it seems that the deputy had a llvely tlmo trying to get his prlsoner over the Virginia line. his lawyer contestlng overy inch of ground, and as a last resort tho at? torney for the prlsoner secured habcas corpus papers from Judge' llanckel of the Corporatlon Court,* for the appear anco of Silverman before that^ trlbu nal to-day. n seems that Silverman sold 0ne-half interest In thc Gladstono Hotei bar, of Norfolk, to XV. J Floyd of thls city, but the deal was called off af er Silverman had been horo to con !?" Fl0**'d' ? '? understood fioiwl 1900 anel .1,000 |s at ..tako. Si v n walyod examlnatlon before a fi " of the Peace of thls clty, and was bound over. t0 the next toVm of Su perlor. Court, |n tho sum of ?si ooo" whlciv bond ho gave, ? ' ' DR' AUSTIN TtE.\EWS BOND. Wlll Amjenr for Trlnl o? Aprll o ou [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.i . ni0n,,,'.ke',1Vn" Marc>* 2B.-Dr. Samuel _,.. W,st,_?' lh<? Hounoko physiclan, who on luosclay was Incliutocl by a special tranu lury. for murder, appeared ln Po? lice Court tq-day antl renowed his ball bond for hls appearonce ln Cor? poratlon Court Aprll 6, Tlio indletment.. charge Dr. Austln wlth havlng caused tho tlealh of two, to crimjpp.l m^lp'raptlct^.**** INVESTjIGATING CHARGES ;. AGAINST SHIP CAPTAIN Complalnt TUot S'ayai RegiilHtlonx Are Enforced IVlth I'ntluc Sercrlty liy l_v_n-. Norfolk. Va., March 23.?Owlng- to an Investlgation begun to-day by Ad ?mlral Dllllngham Into charges of al? leged harsh and cruel treatment to the men aboard the scout crulser Sa? lem, the salllng of the vessel has been delayed. It was to have joined the Bir mlngham, a slster shlp, ln a crulse to South America and the West Afrlca polnts, from whlch dlstant polnts the two shlps are to conduct long-dls tance wlreless tests during* the comlng summer with Braritr-Rock, Mass. After the words "Evans's Maa House" had been found paintcd on the sides of the Salem, whicb ia commanded by Captain George XI. Evans, a seaman, under sen? tenco of imprisonment for flvo years, leaped overboard. Coiuplnlut at Navy Dcpartmeut. Washlngton. March 25.?Inquiry at the Navy Department developed the fact that foj* some tlme past complalnt has been heard that Captain George R Evans was applylng the naval rogula tlons wlth undue soverity on board the Salem. It was alleged that the dis clpllne was harsh ln the extreme, and that a lack of tact had been shown In handling the men, who wero punlshed for the most trlvial offonscs, untll the situation aboard shlp became unbear able. Tho department by no means was satisfled that theso allegatlons were truthful, but to sottle all doubt sent Admiral Dllllngham to Hampton Roads to make a personal investlgation of the state of discipllne aboard thc Salem. The department ls now await $ng hls report, and lf, neoessary wlll apply correctivo measures, even if these involvo a change ln porsonnel. The Salem ls under orders to leave ITampton Roads wlthln a, week to make somo backing tests in a con venient noarby harbor. where thls may bo dono. without Interfercnce witli merchant shlpplng. These tests affect tho efflclency of the turblno englne. Af? terwarda sho ls to mako somo wirelesa experlments o.ff the coast. I.VSPECTS CONVICT CAMP. Superluteudeut >Vond I'I.mnI Wlth Itoad AVork In AugiiNta. [Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dispatch.i Staunton, Va., March 25.?Captain ,T. B. "Wood, tho new .Superlntendent ol tho Stato Penltentlary, and Flrst As? sistant rt. &i. Johnson havo been in spcctlrig 'be camp ot' convicts, sixty. livo ln number, engaged in buildlng macadam roads In Augusta county Captain Wood states tliat he does not expect thls work ln Augusta county to stop because of the reduced ani.ro prlalion to roads. Ho is greatly pleased wlth the-work l.ere._ _,?' v CITV AliPEIOIA X* FIX12D. Appeal Taken From .ludinn. nt of Court li.v Newbern OllUlni. ISpoolal to Tho Times-DIspatch.] Newbern, N. C, Maroh 25,?Thls af? ternoon Judgo tl. S. Ferguson handed down hls (IcoIrIou ln tho caso ,of Bu. geno II, Wllliam,., Clty Alderman, charged wlth buylng nnd solllng to tlie clty. Judge Ferguson judged. the defendant guilty, flned him $i nnd tli_ posts of the case, Tlie defendant ap? pealed to the Suprome Court undor bond of ?25. Thls ls the last of the cases to be dlsposed at, and wa_ tried on Wedposdny, but declslon was not njr.asr.ea until thls' atu^uoon, .*_? Governor Mann Makes Address. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] TVllliamsburg, Va., March 25.?The Third Congressional District conven? tion of tho Virginia State Teachers' Assoclatlon held itg first sesslon ln the chapel of Wllllam and Mary Col? lege thls morning. Whlle tho attend? ance ls falrly good, lt was not as large as expected, only about 100 belnjr pres? ent. After prayer by Dr, C. E. Bishop, C. G. Burr, district vlce-presldent, who prcslded, announced tho mornlnt*, themo, "What the Scnools Can Do for Local Agrlcultural Progress," and In? troduced tho flrst speaker, T. O. Sandy, ot Burkeviile. The subject of Mr. Sandv's addresa was "Agriculture in th6 Schools." He showed the relatlon of- the schools to agriculture and tho effect of teachlng it in thls State.. Virginia, he sald, had Just learnetl tho A, B, C of.farmlng, and deelared that wo must educate thc boys to be enthusiasttc farriiers. Ho ilw.lt on tho great good that would follow the formatlon of "corn clubs," and gave tho teache.rs lnstructlon aa to the cultlvntlon'Of 'land at thelr re spectlvo schools. An address by Superintendent C. W. Dlckenson on "Agrlcultural Clubs In Cumberland and Goochland Countles" and a paper by Mlss Kato Woolfolk on "Agrlcultural Llterature," followed by a round table on tho mornlng theme, closeel tho sesslon. Afternoon Senwlon. 'Iho theme of the afternoon sessloh wa.s "What tho School Can Contrlbute to Communlty Intorosts" Tho speak? ers were A. B. Chandler, Jr,, of Rich? mond. "The Teaehor's Contrlbutlon to Schoor-Tnterosts''; Miss Estellc Smlth, of \\ llllamsburg, "Local Hlstory"; Mlss Loulle C. Kelloy, "Local Ooogra phy"; Professor R. M. Craford, of Wll? llam and Mary, "Local Manual Traln? ing' ; Miss Margaret AVeBt, "How tlie Tyl First and Broad Streets. er s, Nobby Spring Styles for Easter ?COUGHS?? Are annoylnii to yourself and others. They are harmful, producinfi Intense Irritation of the parts uffected. Ilrcm chlui diseases are frequently the result of uetflcctcd cough. . faxatl (Chcrry Dark) COUGH syrup Is sootlilnfi und lieullrid. Allays Irrita? tion, cleurs the volce, Does not nau.se ate. One doso relleves?one bottle cures. Wugunranteu lt. Three sizes? 25c, 50c nnd 11.00. ? POLK MILLER DRUG CO? 834 East Main,- , School Can Add to Community In? terests"; Mlss Graves, "Beautlfylng the School Yards." Although this ls the thlrd annual meeting of the Thlrd District teach? ers no permanent organizatlon haa boen perfected. Professor J. C. Adams, of Rlchmond, offered a resolution at the morning session. provlding for tho organizatlon and the election of offl? cers, and a commlttee was appolnted to draft tho constltutlon and by-lawu. Permanent offlcers wlll bo elected at the business meetlnjj to-morrow. Governor Wllliam Hodgfi. Mann was the guest of honor to-nlght, and ad? dressed the teachers and delegates In the Mcthodls_ Church. Other speak 6Vs were President I_ G. Tyler, of Wll? liam and Mary, and Hugh S. Blrd, di? vlsion superlntendent of the Williams? burg schools. Thc president and faculty of Wll? liam and Mary College held a recep? tlon in honor of the vlsltlng teachers ana delegates in the Carnegie Library after the public exercises at the church. GoVernor tMann and other prominent men were present. There wlll be two sesslons of the conventlon to-morrow, closing wlth a vlslt to tho historlcal polnts of Inter. est in tlie town. The attendance to morrow Is expected to be larger than to-dny's, as the program Ib especialiy attractlve. BARKSDALE NAMED .South Tlo-iion Man Ge_M Appolntmcut an llank Examiner. Charles C. Barksdale, of South Bos? ton, was yesterday appolnted State Bank Examiner by tho Stato Corpora? tlon Commlsslon. He Is a son of Judge W. R. Barksdale, of Halifax county. The offlce, whlch was created b.v tho recent Leglslaturo, pays $.1,000 a year. The appointment is effectlve July 1. The new State banking offlclal has been connoctod wlth varlous banking enterprlses for tho past ten yoars, ana is at present cashior of the Boston National Bank, of South Boston. Mr. Ba.ksdalo was hlghly Indorsed by ln fluentla] men of hls section, and also had tho support of men well known in banking clrcles throughout the Stato.- He ls about thlrty-tlvo yeara of age. Charles S. Hunter, of Staunton, was appolnted assistant bank examiner, his salary belng llxed at $2,000 a year. Itny Corrcet .\_se__.__cn.. The Stato assossorH of land ln Madi? son, Monroe and Henry Ward:. wlll bo ln sesslon for tho -rovlslon of assess? ments In Room 305, thlrd floor of the Clty Hall, from Monday, March 2S, to AprI] 2, from 10 A. M. lo 2 P. M. dally. Proporty owners In those wardg may call nnd Inspect tho assossmont books during thoso hours. ?-_> MAII. STOLEN FROM POUCHES.. _tcKl_*cre<l Miitier l-roni Ttlc-lunnnd Io Staunton In _li._lng. [Speclal to The Tim__-Di. patch,] Staunton. Va., March 25.?b'our reg? lstered letters, or packages, whlch should havo arrived ln Staunton and been dellvered to tho Staunton post ofllce at 1:30 yesterday afternoon, com? lng on lhe train from Rlitfimond, falled to roach tho Staunton offlce, having been removed ft;om the pouohes, ^' The government has deteotlves w.orlc lng on lhe matter, and the postmaster here admitted that ho has an Idea who got tho letters, or packages, tyid that he expe-is an early arrest. Thls la all that can be learn.d. Negro. _Ic_NCUKor ._r-._l.d. ?[Speclal to Tho Tlnios-l. tupiueh. | rtoanoke, Va., Marcli 25.? Post-oflh'e Inspector.'! to-day nrrestcd Ttioinax Urant, a colorod messenger, In the Roanoke post-ofllco, on a charge of rtlllng tlie inalls and steallng packages containing mcrchandise. A lot of stol cn artlcles were tound at OraiU's Kpm.e, '? :?-.-? ' T PLATT'S WILL PROBATED. _, Entlre Cutntc of Former Senator Lcf* to 111* Three Son.i. Owego, N. Y? March 23.?All of for? mer Ifiitni States Senator Thomas C. Platt's property is loft to hls threo sons under hls will, which was ad? mltted to probate here to-day. The sons aro Edward H, Frank IT. and Henry B. Platt. Tho value ot'the es? tate ls not glven ln the wlll, and the attorneys who presented It decllned to make any.estlmnte as to the ex? tent ot the lato SenatoV's property. The three sons aro named as cxecutors without bond. Aged Mnn iluructl _o Death. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatcli.t Altavlsta, Va., Marcn 25.?Anthony Alexandor, an aged negro, was burned to death at Clarlon, Campbell county, Tuesday afternoon. He was burnlng brush from plant bods, and hls clothlng caught fire. Hc attempted to run, but evldently breathed the flame, and fell and dled at the edgo of the flre. .MAN BURNED TO DEATH. Station ut TiH-knluie Donlroyed?Cnnscd Ity Explosion. [Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.l Capo Charles, Va.. March 25.? fred orick Wrlght was burned to death Wednesday night, when tho station at Tuckahoe was burned to tho ground. John Cade, a telephone lineman, sald he saw Wrlght ln the station shortly after 0 o'clock, at hls desk, with the blg oil lamp burnlng brightly nearby. Cade left soon for hls home, and saw soon afterwards tho hlazc. Mr. Cade attrlbutes Wrlght's death to a coal oil explosion, tho lamp evldently hav? lng been carrled by the victim to the roar of the bullding, whero it was found with tho remalns. Very llttlo express or frelght' was burned. .. A houso nearby was saved by a bucket brigade. ONE NEGRO KII.I.S ANOTHER. Futal Eneountcr Followed Dlspute Over n Debt. [Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.l Winston, N. C? March 25.?ln an al tercation over a debt to-nlght, John Mlller, a negro, shot aml almost In? stantly kllled Lloyd Dunlels, another nogro. Danlels struck Mlller over the head wlth a beer bottle aud ran. whereupon Miller pullocl hls plstol and flred three tlmes as ho ran. One ball took effect ln hls left sldo aml resulted in hls death in a few min? utes. .Mlller is a negro merchant. He has shot ono or two negroes before, though not serlously. Ho was at onco cap? tured and plac--" in jall. . ? ?? ? MEAT r.YOKERS FINED. DrcKHCd Hon. I'lillt for Food, Put nn nn1__u.li Murket. [Special to Tho Tlnics-Dlspaich.l Raleigh, N. C? March 25.?At'tpr a trial extondlng through two days. a llne of .500 against Siylft & Co? meat pnekors, and $50 agalnst W. D. Vaughn, local managor for ihe paekera, were Imposed in tho Raleigh Cltv Court this ovenlng, for puttlng on tho Raleigh market a dressed hog unilt for food. one ? woek ago. Tlie defect was pro? nounced and of a character that show? ed organlo Impuritiea that should havo been concieninod beforo slaughter. Appeals wero taken to tho Superior Court, ?. . $500,000 FUND C0MPLETED Amciiriii! Hllile Soclety Wlll Secure ..ir*. Sttgc'a Ilnlf-Mlll.ou. Now 'York, Mnrch 2.*,.?-Tho $500,000 filnd whlcli tho An.orlo..n Blble Soclety has for moro than a year past haon seeklng to secure as an equal amount to S-i.-Ua-fclU 9.t Mva. iUi-.eU Sage< has been eonipleted. Announcemenj the completion of thls fund, the see lng of whlch will place ' a ro $I.O_0,000 in the hands of the socl for its uses. was made at tho socl offlces to-day. The ?5u0,000 ls ln hands of the society, in the shape good and rellable subscrlptiona, u whlch more than $280,000 has alre been paid ln. Thousands of pers In all parts of the world, and ln e\ State of the Unlted States, have < trlbuted to the funds ln amot ranglng from 10 cents up to $25,00 WED IN "CUp'lD'S PARLOR Vtlnnta Mnn and \'oi ilm nipton Marrled ljy New Vork Aldermai New York, March 25.?A bear ,'oung man, who sald he waa C1H uarion Whltehead, of 5 Garbett St Vtlanta, Ga., walked Into the Clty .o-day and announced that he wa .o get marrlod. Clinglng demurel .. hltehead's nrm was a young woi vho blushingly told the marrlagec hat she .was Mlss Ellzabeth Hoi ?Cron. of 20 Washlngton AvehUe, No impton. Mass. The couplo was cscorted to tho I ild Parlor." in tho Clty Hall. and Iorniun Marx tied the knot. Clty ' tttuches said that Whltehead had ldentially utated that he was a foi A'est Polnt cudet and thathe ahd irldc had cloped. HONT MISS THE ^ OPPORTUNITi OF DECREASINC your horse power costs thus INCREASINC YOUR PROFITS. The coal you are using ma please your firemen, and your reli tions with your shippers may b SATISFACTORY. Is the COST so? Tosecure low cost, select a coal of go? steaming quality, as indicated by its heatii or thetnial value, with smallcst percenti| of ash or incombustible matter, and oi ihat will cause no trouble or (ou froi objectionable clinkers. That's like ATLANTIC GUARAf TEED New River Coal. lts piice is reasonable. Its user. SATISFIED witK SATli FACTORY LOW COSTS. We haven't enough for all; so order nc Atlantic States Coal & Coke C Rlchmond, Va.