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Social and
Ii HE last dance given by the Rich?
mond German Club this winter
Will bo danced in tho ballroom
of the Masonic Temple thin evening.
Colonel Jo l>ane Stern will lend tho
Herman as usual, and dancing; will be
begun promptly at 9:30 o'clock.
Home Wedding.
A very pretty wedding was oolebrat
td Saturday evening at <', o'clock at
the home of Mrs. Margaret F. Buchan?
an, 8 West Cary Street, when her
laughter. Miss Jessie Gordon Buch?
anan, became the bride of William
Tompkins Pack, of Lynch burg. Va.,
?he Bev. Itussell Cecil. I >. !>.. perform -
Ing the ceremony. The parlors weru !
decorated with palms and white dow?
ers, ami lighted candles were used on
Mie mantels.
Miss iaabelle Gibson Buchanan at?
tended her sister as inald of honor, and
wore a frock of pale blue messnllne,
with a bouquet of Klllarney roses.
James Clclund, of Lynchburg, was the
Broom's best man.
The bride wore a gown of white laco,
made over chiff?n and carried a
shower bouquet of lilies of the valley!
IP-, veil of Illusion was caught with
sprays of orange blossoms. Immedi?
ately following the Informal reception
after the ceremony, .Mr. ami Mrs.
Pack left for a wedding trip South.
Guests from a distance Included: Mrs.
Samuel I \ McGelme, Miss Nancy Cor?
don McGehoe, Miss Boblua MoCehce,
Mrs. Edward Clcland, James cie
land, Mr. and Mrs. Archer P. Monta?
gue, [.anghorno P. Lewis, Aubrey
Chesterman, Krank Hlbbs.
Cor Sir*. Slnughtcr.
Mrs. Willi;, m II. White, of SOfi West
Franklin Street, was hostess at cards
oil Saturday afternoon In honor of lier
sister, Mi Slaughter, of .Norfolk. \>.
The rooms were arranged with daffo
dJJs and' tulips. Seven tables were ch
leriained and tea was served at the
conclusion of the game, Mrs. White
received' with her ^dst"r.
Buck! of "t|t?*.i Wnttsou.
Miss Storg^trel L Lee, <>f Baltimore,
Is the guest '.f Miss Helen Gray Watt
son at her home, 932 West Grace
Street. Miss Wattsoh bus recently re?
turned from an extended visit to Balti?
more, Where she was the house guest
i>f Mis-- Lee, ami many delightful func?
tions were given in her honor. Miss
Lee will remain in Richmond for sev?
eral weeks.
deception Friday. /
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. B. I"
Poythress, an Informal receplion was
given in tin- home of the bride, ji ;
Bast Main Street, last Friday nigl t
The guestt! Included a large number of
relatives and friends, and was an un?
usually pleasant affair. Mr and Mrs.
poythress left Saturday for I fender
son, North Carolina, where they expect
I i make their home.
Illrlhriny < 'cicbration.
Master T. Edward McCracken celei
bra ted Ids third birthday last Monday I
afternoon at the home of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. T. I" McCracken, in
Highland Park. The affair was a val?
entine function, and the decorations
und favors were all in keeping with
that idea.
Ent ertnlnrri In Pctcrsbtific.
Miss Mars* Hart Crcnshaw. who Is
visiting friends in Petersburg, was
among those dancing tit the hop given
nt the Riverside Country Club last
Thursday evening. Miss Phyllis Tay?
lor, who is also a guest of friends in
Petersburg, attended a card party!
given in that city Thursday, of which
Mrs. Lee S?tton was hostess Deeorn
tlons wore In red tulips, and attrac?
tive prizes were awarded at each
Itrinrnril I'rotn South Cnrollnn.
Mrs. Thomas Rollins Marshall has
returned to her home at the Chestej
fioid, after a visit of several weeks to
her parents,"Judge and Mrs. Beverley
Randolph Wellford. In South Carolina.;
Judge and Mrs. Wellford have been
spending the winter with relatives in
Columbia. South Carolina.
Engngctncnf Announced.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nelson, of
1109 West Franklin Street, announco
the engagement of their daughter,
Julia Davis, to A. Wllsky, of Philadel?
phia, Pa.
Hack Krom .\p?t York.
Mrs T. II. Eilet? has spent tho past
ten days In New York attending gram!
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White and natural.
opera. Mrs. Ellett spent some time at
the Waldorf Hotel In that city, and
also visited relative? at Pelham, a
beautiful suburb of New York. Several
entertainments were. given In honor
of Mrs. Ellett timing her stay North.
Pit pi I*1 Iteeltnt.
The pupils of Miss Zelle Minor gave
a very enjoyable recital In her studio,
11 1-2 North Third Street, Friday af?
ternoon. An attractive program was
rendered, and those taking part were:
Misses Jennie .Jones, Margaret Daven?
port, Dessle Anglin, Lucy Williams.
Mabel Wat kins, Lucy Willis, Annie
Kunker. and Elsie Hilton.
Mr. nud .llri*. White Honored.
Mr. and Mrs. Ft. Cornelius Taylor
entertained Friday evening at a beau- |
tifully appointed dinner given at\thelr j
apartment In the Arlington, in Nor- |
folk, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W?- I
11am H. White. Jr. The decorations |
were lilies of the valley and white
sweet peas. Covers were laid for six,
and those present were Mr. and Mrs.
White, Miss Alice Kelly, and Wiley
Gra nil y.
Visiting in Anblnnd.
Miss Yadon and Miss Lucy Gwath
niey, of this city, spent several days
last week as the house guests of Mrs.
Hoof nagle, in Ashland. Mrs. Lasher
entertained at cards last Wednesday
evening in honor of Mrs. Hoofnaglc'u
guests, and Mrs. Hiddick was awarded
the prize.
Elects This Afternoon.
St. .John's Circle of King's Daughters
will meet thin afternoon at half-past
4 o'clock with Mrs. Hamon D. Garcln,
2618 Ehst Broad Street. A full at?
tendance is desired, as business of Im?
portance, is to be tra-nsacted.
Mlns Hownrd Entertains.
Miss Bertha Howard entertained at
,'i Valentine parly Tuesday at her home
In honor of Miss H. Pearl Grigsby and
MiSS Murray, or Washington. D. C.
The house was decorated with palms
and ferns, a color Scheme of red being
carried out In red hearts and little
Cupids. The game of Cupids was play?
ed, and Mr Vc.ini.um roooived the llrst
prize; II. H, Oulll received the booby,
and Mi s Pearl Grigsby and Ellis Web?
ster won the consolation prize. Among
tho;e present were Misses E. Pearle
Grigsby, Mary Murry, Alcne Yeamans.
Olive Webster, Lottie Loyd, Ruth and
Marie Rust. Ida Delay no. Oaklo Chand
ler, Messrs. II. IT. Guill. C. Crowder,
11. Martin, T. Bickers, J. Canady, R.
Nunnally, E. Webster, Oscar Howard,
II. Austin, G. Miller. IL C. Yeamans.
Chaperons?Mr. and Mrs. Vassar, Mr. ?.
and Mrs. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Max-'
well. Mr. ami Mrs. Loyd, Mr. and Mrs.
InvHfitlonn Itn-nliod.
Miss Annie Rose Walker has recall?
ed her invitations for a card party to?
morrow evening, given In honor of
Miss Gay Montague, daughter of for?
mer Governor .'v. -J. Montague, because
of the sudden death yesterday in
Washington. D. C. of her aunt. Miss
Harriett R. Holcombo.
In and Out of Town.
Mrs. Emily Glargow. of Clarksburg.
W. Va., Is the guest of her father, F. T.
Glasgow, at 1 West Main Street.
William A. Green returned to Rich?
mond Friday night, after spending sev?
eral weeks traveling in the North.
Warren Nelson Williams, of Balti?
more. Is visiting his sisters, Misses M.
E. and M. B. Williams, at 1116 West
Misses Francos Berry and Ollle.
Cheshey have returned to the city, af?
ter a visit of ten days to Mrs. Mclvln
Trevillian. In Ashland.
Mrs. W. 1. Jordan, of South Boston, j
is tho guest of Mrs. .1. J. Hlckey. at
her home In this city. j
Mis:; Ruth La voile, of Waynesboro,
is vivjting friends in Richmond for I
several weeks.
Mrs. C. L. Ford returned to Rich?
mond Saturday, after spending some
time in New York City.
Mrs. H. B. Savage and Mrs. Harvey
R. CalllB are spending a few days with
Mrs. John Antrim, in Roanoko.
Miss Mollie Langhorne, of Lynch
burg, is the guest of Mrs. A. S. Word,
at her home in this city.
Miss Elizabeth Montgomery has re?
turned to Richmond, after spending
some time with friends in Nortolk.
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Rutherfoord, of
Baltimore, are visiting Mrs. Giiieon
Davenport, on West Franklin Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Booton. of
Orange, Va., arc the guests of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Tatum,
at 7 West Main Street.
Nathan Middleton, of Baltimore, is
spending several days with friends in
Mrs. S. D. Drewry and Miss Agnes
Drewry, of Mincola, Va. .arc the guests
of Mr. F. O. Bert rand, at IIIS Floyd
A silver tea will be given at Grace
Episcopal Church Monday night at S
o'clock. A charming musical program
has been arranged, and some of those
taking part will be Mrs. &'. O. MoCabe,
Miss Frances West. Walter W'atkins,
Mrs. Shiflett and othor3.
Miss Ida Mason, who has been visit?
ing relatives in New York, returned
to Richmond last week.
Miss Pattie Leako has returned to
her homo In Ashland, after spending a
week here.
Miss Virginia Henderson, of Waynes?
boro, is spending some time in this
Robert H. Macomhcr, who has been
~Hl at his homo, 16f>0 West Grace Street,
slnco December, is slightly Improved.
Mrs. Minnie Phillips, who has been
the'recent guest of friends here, has
returned to her homo in Waynesboro,
Va. .
Mrs. William Hall Crew, Jr., is quite
sick at her home, 52,1 South Laurel
Judge and Mrs. Agnew am) Miss
Elizabeth Agncw are. spending some,
time in Gamden, 3. C,
Among the Books
"Publications are only worthy when
they are not mechanical, but human."
By Margucrlto Audoux. Translated
by John N. Raphael- dodder &
Stoughtcn, Now York. George H.
Dpraii Company: S1.2U not.
Sorno yours ago a book appeared
that created a great sensation in the
literary world. It was the Journal of!
Marie Bashkirtsoff, a young Russian j
girl, whose early death in Paris was I
succeeded, by the publication of her i
Tho absolute directness of the self
revelations made in the Bashkirtsoff]
i autobiography was what chiefly com- :
mended the book to a reading public, |
unused to undisguised truth on the
! part of an author! and instantly at?
tracted by tho sincerity and simplify !
j with which tho author's work was
I Arnold Bennett has written an intro?
duction to "Marie-Claire." lie afllrms
I tho claim that it Is the creation of a
sempstress workin?; for 60 cents a j
day In a Parisian attic, and that it
j Is the unembcllishcd story of her glrl
i hood.
j The "unembelllshcd story" Is pathetic
ifnough, for Marlo-Clalrc's beginning
recounts the death of her mother or
foster-mother, and tho desertion of
i her by her father or foster-father,
i when she was Just live years old. Sent |
I to a convent school, tho child was j
i very lonely until she fell under the '
[ fostering care <>f Soeur Marle-Aimce. j
between whom and herself there sprung j
I up an attachment, beautiful for its depth i
j and constancy. She writes of the time i
When she was taken to Soeur Marie- j
I Aimec's class-ro-bin in these words: j
I "I expected to bo scolded; but Socur(
; Marle-Aimee smiled, kissed me several i
j times, and said, "You are too small !
I to sit oil a bench, I shall put you in (
i here." And she sat mo down on a i
stool In , the hollow of her desk. Itj
was ever so comfortable; the warmth i
i of her woolen petticoat soothed my !
body, which was bruised all over by
tumbling about on tho wooden and.
stone statrcescs. often two feet
hemmed me in on each side of my
stool, and two warm legs made a
back for me. A groping hand pressed
iny head on to the woolen skirt be?
tween the knees, and the softness of
the hand and the warmth of the pillow
used to send nte to sleep. When I woke
up again the pillow became a table.
The Enme hand put bits of cake on It
and morsels of sugar and sweets
sometimes. Sometimes the feet would
be drawn away from my little stool,
tho knees would be drawn together,
tho chair would move, and i would
seo coming down to my nest a white
veil, a narrow chin, smlllne- Hps with
little white pointed teeth behind them,
and last of all two eyes which seem?
ed to cuddle me and make me feel
Personality in fiction is the quality
of all others that renders It fasci?
nating, and self-roveaJment another
quality that survives tho best of time.
"Marle-Clalre" Is brimful of person?
ality. It Is also a very subtly sug?
gestive book, telling a great deal by
implication that Is not put Into actual
words. For one thing, there Is sug?
gested relationship between "Marle
Clalre" and Socur Marie-Almee, and j
yet, hecauso of the cleverness of the j
words In which tho intimation Is made, j
! there might ho a dozen different i
j opinions regarding Just the precise
What Mrs. Akers Did For Herself,
In Spite of Discouragement
Basham, Ya.?Mrs. Malinda A. Akers,
of this place, writes: "I suffered more
than six years with headache, pain in my
limbs and left side. I was not able to
stand on my feet. I suffered untold
misery at times, so that I had to call the
doctor. The doctors gave me up, and
said that no medicine would reach my
case unless I went through an operation.
On my husband's advice I began to
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Cardui has been a great benefit to me and
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meaning conveyed. And what is true
hero is true in a dozen different in?
The vital force of Marguerite
Audoux's novel is found in its fresh?
ness and absolute removal from any?
thing that In forced or labored. What
everls mentioned, even "Marie-Claire's"'
daily experiences as shepherdess
and maid of all work to Farmer
Sylvain. and the humble folk with whom
site here comes In contact, arc de?
scribed with an intuitive acumen that
lends them individuality and interest.
"Marie-Claire's" love-history, like
that of Soenr-Almec's Is a
tragedy. She looks back, on it very!
calmly, but though she writes without'
unnecessary ado, the heartbreak of \
it is quite ip pa rent and throbs afresh,;
whop Soeur-Aimee goes to nurse,
the lepers, and Sister Desirec-des- j
Anges goes on a yet darker and lone- :
ller journey. All this comes before
Marie-Claire is again thrust out in >
the world arid leaves the convent
school, to which she has returned, for
Now, John N. Raphael says that Mar- J
guerite Audoux and Marie-Claire are |
ono< and tho same, and that the 1
stempstresR lives In n garret of the Rue I
Leopold Robert, in Paris. He goes!
on to point out that when the com?
mittee of the Vie Hcnreusc was voting
on her book before awarding it the
annual prize, her manuscript was sent
for to test its authenticity. The book
writing had been carried oh Inter?
mittently, with scraps of coarse, and
cheap, but clean paper. To see It was
immediately to know the truth con?
cerning it.
To-day is the day of the worker, of 1
the woman who contributes something
of herself to humanity, who plays her i
part on the stage of life to a success?
ful finish, who leaves the world rich?
er by so much for something attempt?
ed and achieved.
Marguerite Audoux is both worker
and genius. For it is worth while to
have put experiences Into words in
a way that has amazed Paris, even
wiille the same Marguerite Audoux
was mightily and mostly concerned
that she could not spell very well.
For poor spelling can be forgiven in
a woman who, dependent for her daily
bread upon ? scanty stipend earned
by the work of her fingers, has found a
way outside of toll to render herself
famous as the author of a famous
book. Fstimatlng It as a whole. It
may be likened to a river that had to
be crossed by soldiers In time of war.
Its limpid clearness, showing the white
pebbles on its bottom, deceived them
altogether as to its depth. They
plunged in without pause and, in a
moment, found themselves obliged to
swim for their lives to the farther
shore. .So with "Marie-Claire." Its
absolute appearance of simplicity
serves to mask its very real shrewd?
ness in construction. Its reservations
speak more loudly than Its expressions,
and they reveal Marie-Claire as the
direct product of heredity and en?
vironment, a type of girlhood and wo?
manhood, who sees, feels and acts as
she does, because she follows out Ir?
resistible impulses engendered in her
by reason of the circumstances of her
birth and her upbringing. It is "Kis?
met" with her from beginning to end?
The book Is put on sale to-day.
A Synchronic Chart of United State*
By George E. Croscup. B. A. The
Windsor Publishing Co. $1.50.
Statistical tables by the author and
chronological text by F.'rnest D. Lewis,
A. M.. add to the completeness with
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The author uses an appropriate de?
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The relation of this country to others
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Spanish period in early history, red
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it alike to educators and students.
"The Married .Ml?s Worth."
" By Louise. Closser Hale. Harper &
Bros., of New York.
Louise Closser Hale, who hns been
/(laying during this winter to New
York audiences as Fairy Bcrylemo in
"The Blue. Bird," is. with the publica?
tion of "The Married Miss Worth." tho
author of two books, her first novel,
"The Actress," having been her pro
vious literary success.
"The Actress" had to do chiefly with
the experiences of an American actress
in London. In "Tho Married Miss
Worth" tho background, the incidents
and tho characters are all typically
American- The author says that she
has attempted to show how propinquity
may Imperil domestic happiness, es?
pecially tho happiness of stage people.
The heroine, of the story is Hilda
Worth, leading lady In a theatrical
company, with her husband, Tom Lano,
an engaging and ambitious young man.
*Tho has his attention turned toward
playwrltlng awl producing. Thor?. Is
no part of the hook better told than
that In which tho wedding of Hilda
and Tom at tho opening of the story
Is described. The naturalness of the
w* slo affair, tho sympathy of tho
members of tho company with the
bride and croorri, tho littlo details
Which till In tho picture, are all plo- I
lured In a thoroughly realistic and
sympathetic manner.
Hilda und Tom are a genuine pair
of lovers nfter marriage as before. But
Tom thinks too well of h'msolf and
his abilities to play second llddle In
a company where his wife Is tBken on
as leading woman. He pursues his
work In New York, therefore, and
j she goes on tho road after having
i quarreled with l.er husband.
Her now leading man cloaks villain?
ous Intents under a frank and plnus
I Iblo exterior, and follows up what
j seems to bo harmless enough love
i making by professed proof to Hilda
I that Tom has forgotten her because
i of Infatuation for a woman that
Hilda has looked upon as her best
? friend. And that, evidently thinks
! Louise Closscr Ha!e, Is the result of
I propinquity.
Throughout tho book is full oT gon
! nine humor and of quaint comment
on people and things, and actors and
actresses arc revealed for what they
I really are, and not for what they
j often are Imagined to bo. The love
story of the book .s u ell and Interest?
ingly told, ami the book situations are
worked out by a process of real de?
velopment in character.
I "The Hol teil Door."
By George Glbbs. D. Apploton ?
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It seems to be a. popular device of
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hero and heroine who are compelled
by the testamentary vagaries of a de?
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or remain In dire poverty for the rest
of their days. The possible testators
are nearly always people who have
been brought up In the most helpless
j fashion, without tho least Idea of the
value of money.
"Tho Bolted I>oor" is a novel of this
class. The heroine. Natalie .ludson,
had been indulged to the top of her
bent by her uncle, Oliver .ludson. as
long as ho lived. The conditions of
his will hind her to a marriage with
i Uncle Oliver's nephew, Brooke Oar
[ rlott. Otherwise bis handsome properly
j must bo devoted to charity.
Natalie .Tudson is a very silly, weak
woman. But she has senso enough to
seek well-being In obeying Uncle Oll
vpr. And Brook Garrlott merely fol
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I in tho wedding scheme, which the two
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and is very much In love with another
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nlture except some bare necessaries,]
and. with a little money thus obtained,
went into the city by tho emigrant way,
securing a cheap lloor in a tenement
district known as "Little Italy."
Here they were strangers, Just atoms
In tiie tolling mass of humanity. Noth
Ilng was demanded or expected of them. '
They were free to come and go as
they chose and do what they liked.
They made their rooms clean and do
I cent, doing the best they could with the
I little they had. Then the man sought
I and got a Job which gnvo him outdoor
work and paid him a modest wage.
I Ills wife took care of the task of keep?
ing the home and buying only such
food as was cheap as well as whole?
some. She held herself, her son and
husband* up to cleanly and respectable
habits of living and dressing, and res?
olutely set aside a 6mall sum each week
out of what was earned.
Tho child of the house had his school- 1
ing. The father gradually advanced as
a worker. As years passed on he be?
came a contractor, and once more was
raised above the possibility of want.
But the lessons learned in "Little Italy"
influenced all after living and thinking,
and arc set down in order to hearten
other men and women needing encour?
The book is clear, practical and full
of the fruit of observation and of the
best advice as to the science of Jiow to
make a little money go a great way.
liltcrnry CoNrtip.
Miss Anne Mason Lee. of Richmond,
a descendant of General Henry Lee, has
in her possession a hitherto unpub?
lished letter, bearing date of October
2S, 17"i 7. addressed from General George
Washington to General Bee, entirely in
the handwriting of Washington. The
tetter will be published in the March
??CnPtnln Mrg'f* Son."
A short story of great force, written
by Princess Troubctzkoy, under the
above title, appenred In Harper's Maga?
zine for January. The scene of the
story is laid in Virginia, and the char?
acter sketching and local color render
It remarkably line.
Mrs. ItoMlior'.s Book.
Kate Langley Bosher's new book is
nearlng completion, and Mrs. Bosher
expects to turn over tho manuscript to
her publishers this spring. The pop?
ular "Mary Gary/' It Is said, will be
one of the characters In. the new hook,
which, however. Is not to be considered
a sctpiel In any sense.
Mr.i Delimit hi AS ? st Indien.
Mrs. Margaret Dcland, whose new
novel. '"I hi Iron Woman." has just gone
through :ts serial form, is In the West
Indies, where she will remain for some,
time. Some of the characters appear?
ing In "The Awakening of Helena
Richie" render "The Iron Woman" addi?
tionally interesting.
"An Old Mnld'f? Veiigcnnce."
Miss Frances Powell, who wrote such
interesting romances as "The Home on
the Hudson" and "Old Mr. Davcnunt's
Money," will have a new novel, which
she calls "An Old Maid's Vengeance,"
to appear in March. The setting of
this book Is the Riviera, nand the. story j
is Invested with that atmosphere of'
thrilling mystery which Miss Powell)
is well able to create. The heroine of
the romance is a charming American
"Children of Tn-MorniH."
Clara E. I*aughliu. the author of
"Felicity," has an important contribu?
tion lo the spring literary output, "Tho
Children of To-Morrow." Tho scene Is
laid in New York, and the. characters
are young women and men Miterestod j
in literature and art. and drawn to?
gether by civic welfare work in thO|
East Side and elsewhere. In their
Idealism and their desire for social bet?
terment, they arc genuine "Children of
From the famous district, world
famed for fine, rich, highly nu?
tritious Wines. Contains a gen?
erous portion of natural iron.
An excellent tonic.
Hermann Schmidt,
504 East Broad Street.
Monroe 101.
New Method Gas Ranges
Pettit & Co.'s?
Closing Out Sale
Prices Slaughtered
Porter's Specialty Shoe Store,;
217-218 North Fifth Street.
iiooa as the Name. Virginia Made
F. W. Dabney & Co,
Try a Pair TorDay
.HUB_I_? " , ' I
It is better not to be without
Butter Nut Bread
Petersburg Dyspeptics
Drink PANACEA Mineral Spring Water
Can Supply You
Special Suit
and Fur Values
Baylor-Yarborough Co.'s,
207 East Broai Street
Well made and finely finished; saddle
scat; extraordinary value at $1.89
Hopkins Furniture Co.
7 and 9 W. Broad Street.
ski; tiiio siiom.dkr. miACE
Dismay Thin Week,
at "The tluallty Store."
Final Cut Prices.
? Great Blood Purifier
I have Just finished two bottles of yout
blood purifier. .MUam. and tha good it hat
done mo ts something great.
E. r?. CHAISA,
502 Clay St., Richmond, Va. ;
Feb. 17. 1910.
Kitchen Cabinets will lessen kitchen
labor. Try one. Sold by
Fourth and Broad,

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