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COTTON MARKETS
VERY UNSETTLED
threatened Anti-Option Legislation at Washing?
ton Proves Disturbing Feature of Week.
Little Chance of Its Passage.
Now York, February 19.?The cot?
ton markets xvcr?j very unsettled
?hronghout the week, with heavy trad?
ing and declining prices, This was
?,t the expense of liquidation of spec?
ulative holdings and hedge selling
pgainst holdings of actual cotton it ere
und ai Liverpool .and In the South.
The unfavorable trade reports from
Manchester and the failure of the dry
goods and yarn markets to show the
'. iprovoment expected, together with
the agitation "f Washington for the
passage of the Scott an ti-opt Ion cot
t< n trading lull, were the most dis
t irbing features producing this pres
r-jre. V
The lower prices went, the less sup?
port the market received. The roll?
ing movement subsided with the do
rllne to the t>:.sis ?l 13 1-2 cents for
the March option and i:: :i:t for, the
May to .Fitly doliverh s in this market
This marki ted a resting place after
the demorailz? d selling which had ?
prevailed up to Thursday morning had!
I un its course. From that point there
was n slow recovery in prices up to!
the eh ite of I nsiness Friday, chiefly
oil profit-taking l>y shorts and some
rebuylhg by Speculators in anticipa?
tion of a natural rally after such a
KltaTp break.
i:\trnt of the Decline.
The decline extended to bet ween fib
mid ."?"? points from the closing prices
Of last Friday tip t<> the lowest of
Thursday morning. Then March sold
down to near 1 ft. while May , went
to 13.70, .luly i::.TI. August 13.11. Oc?
tober 12.f?0 and December 12;f?0. The
last two represent the next crop's op?
tions From the highest prices of the
season of ir,.:'..; for Match and l."...*>0 for
May and about l?.S? for .luly, reached
shortly iifter the bullish exe'tement
following the publication of the gov?
ernment's crop report of 11.126.('00
hales on December T% there has been
fi total decline of about iso points, or
the equivalent of $> per bale.
Prices are now much more in favor
hf spinners <>u this side, as well as In
Europe Every ihdleation points to a
crop of about 12,000.000 bales on the
total commercial movement for the
reason, and Die world's spinners' re?
quirements for actual consumption
will be much less. Prices, however,
have hud such a heavy decline and the
weak speculative interest has been so
largely liquidated, that chances are
more In favor of steadier markets.
pending further developments, than for
furthor broaks.
Movement of the Crop.
The movement of the crop f?>r the
yveeli turns out. about as expected. It Is
slill running on an Indicated total
crop of about 1i.opa.0P0 bales. The
total amount brought into sight from
plantations tIii? week Is about 200,00?
bales against 155.000 last year and
215,000 the previous year. This makes
the total amount of the crop brought
IlitO sight or marketed from the open?
ing of the season <ui September l to j
date 10,230.000 bales, according to the
figures of the New York Cotton Ex?
change, against S,760,000 the same time
last year, and 11,370,000 in 100^. when!
the crop turned but 13.S50.000 bales,
against 10,010,000 for the total commcr- j
cltil movement last year. Until some- j
thing transpires to cause the receipts
t>> .hop off sharply In comparison withi
the movement of both last year and the!
previous year, there will be no reason j
to doubt that the crop will be any
smaller than 12,000.000 bales for the I
past, season.
Effect* of \ntl-Optlon l.eglalation.
As far as the anti-option hill now
before the Senate is concerned, it may
be Stated that there seems to be little
chance of its being enacted into law
Iii the present session of Congress. The
bill passed the House of Representa?
tives early last spring by a large ma- I
jority. but it has been amended in im?
portant particulars by the Senate com-}
inlttee, and even if the Senate should I
adopt the measure in its present form.!
j it would have to be sent to the House, j
j There are so many ?ither Important
measures before the Senate for con-'
siderallon, ami there is so little time
left before Congress adjourns on March
-1. that it does not seem as though
there will be an opportunity for its'
I serious consideration, much less being
[ put through a vote before adjourning. ?
If it should be made a rider te? any [
other bill, so as to come near a vote,
it is likely to bo favored with amend?
ments s? as to include wheat, corn, oats
ami provisions, in order to protect the
cotton trade against class legislation.
This would make the bill national in its
scope ami so important in its raniillea
| tions, and therefore so menacing to
I the business interests of the country,
that it could not be passed, except
possibly in another session of Congress,
and then only after a protracted ami
most exciting debate.
SELLING IS GENERAL
AND WHEAT DECLINES
Probable Passage of Reciprocity Treaty and Bene?
ficial Rains Are Chief Influences on Mar?
ket?Corn Figures Down.
W>tv York, February 10?Early in
the \yeek prices In domestic wheat
tearkc.ls fell lo a lower plane. .\t Chi?
cago the May contracts were conspi?
cuously weak and the price difference
in May options in Now York and Chi
<.ji? ? again widened. This suggested
that tin. depression was largely duo
lo continued liquidation by tired hold?
ers for the rise The striking weak- '
jicss In Northwestern markets created
no surprise, Iis iho comparatively
heavy offerings there ""ere brought
Bhout by the growing conviction that
the reciprocity treaty between this
country and Canada wonhl be adopted.
It Was assumed that in the near future I
falrlv large quantities of relatively
cheap Canadian wheat will reach our
markets. The be.nines? in winter
wheat markets was partly attributed
to more favorabie weather and crop
prospects in winter wheat territory,
widespread rain or snowfall having
created a more hopeful feeling. in
tshort, it was imagined that the in?
crease of moisture would do much to
repair the. deterioration caused by the
long drought . lt?'*'was assumed that
many fields "in .which the grain hail
hprouted tei a limited extent, if at all.
'??would soon show to better advantanc
especially after the ft el vent of grow?
ing weather.
European markets were Influenced
by the fairly i>ig world's shipments
f.nd the resultant laruc increase In the
quantity on passage; May contract?
In Chicago are down to about a parity
with other markets, and this has led
Jriahy traders to imagine that, the May
leal tlicre has been abandoned,
Continued Denvnwnrd Movement.
T.atr In the week there was striking
Jfeverifirm ess and linsettlemenl, prices
fluctuating in a spasmodic way, owing
to the humorous conflicting influences.
The fact that the United Kingdom, as
veil as the Continent, are negotiating
ior larger quantities of red winter 1
wheat for the first time in a long
while; indicated that this country is
down to an export party. Sonic found
it difficult to understand why u con?
flict between Russia and China should
materially enhance the value of our
wheat, but others argued that it might
temporarily at least curtail the ex- i
ports from Russia. The possible effect j
of the removal of the import duty tin- {
der the reciprocity agreement is
thought to have Peon practically dis?
counted. Prices in Manitoba are al?
ready down to a low level, and Cana?
dian farmers are inclined to hold back
! their surplus for higher figures, espe?
cially as most, of them have already
marketed the hulk of their surplus.
Toward the end of the week there was
another change in the temper of the
market; prices again falling under free
general selling, prompted partly by
further widespread rainfall through?
out winter wheat territory and disap?
pointing cables. This suggested that
European importers were indifferent
respecting the controversy between
I Russia and China. For the time be
I ing the decline was checked by unsea?
sonably mild weather in winter wheat
! territory, while it was decidedly cold
in the Northwest. lit short, it was
apprehended that alternate thawing
and freezing might leiid to crop de?
terioration.
Tlio Week's t orn Market.
? Inactivity lias prevailed in the spec?
ulative corn market, and the fluctua?
tions hove been exceedingly slow and
circumscribed. At times prices have
weakened, mhInly in sympathy with
wheat, but a noteworthy decline was
checked i,y a fairly large domestic and
export demand, while primary receipts
arc expected to continue bo, ha farm?
ers' deliveries will probably continue
smtnll. because of the bad condition of
the roads
MARKET MUST FIGHT
FOR ITS EXISTENCE
Kow ?rle?hs Ijftl, rehruary 19.?The.
f.cttoii market this week may lie put
in one of ?hr queerer 1 positions Jii its
history, that of bf/iiic about to fight
for its very exisicnet in the courts
*f the country, Should the tide t urn
H'rongiy in favor of (hi Scott anti
option Mil. the leading cotton ox- i
chart gros of the eountrj probably would'
immediate got fheir legal counsel at
'work In order 'o test the oorisiitu- 1
tinaiity of a law that prohibito future)
trading in one commodity. inn. says
nothing' about future trading In other
commodities This might prove satis?
factory to those; who want to tee such
ii lav.- tested, and agitation against fu
tnrob. stopped, but in the- meantime
very little speculation or very Ititle
legitimate trading would be done In
the contract market
Because the Scott bill is now square?
ly up to the .Senate, the conservative
rlement, both lr. the future and the
?spot departments, will : fay our 61 the
market as much as possible this week;
Any little turn in the legislative rdtii
etion will serve to rob all other feat?
ures of their importance, just Kb was
the ease Is fit v.?
The opinion among cotton people in
this market Is that the Scott biil wi|
iT.bt become, a law, but this will not be
t\ certainty until the vote of the Sen
i-\<- goes against It or Congresn ad?
journs without any action. The mar
*<tt will be uQsetiled until something
'Ceflnlte take* place.
If the attention of the market is not
taken' up by Washington, the new
i t rr.p situation will assume growing
V??oix>ort6.riC?. The first seed of the
i.rw crop has already been planted,]
aiid Ibis wck. if the weather is favor-)
abie. maiiy points in the earliest see-1
tions >?( to day's will send in reports)
of planting. Much depends upon
Texas and Oklahoma this season, and
if weather renditions continue to fa?
vor (Iteei two States this week 'bp
market is hound to ho affected. Crop
preparations everywhere in the belt.]
iviij be watched Closely, and if no set. I
back roth es into sight the bear ele
ment in the new <iop will have an
? .:-;f-r tlrar than it has had r.tnrc spec- j
liiatlon entered the new crop months, j
The chief -vent of Importance, in 1
? onneetion with the old crop months
may be looked for this Week Is thn
first notice day for March. Thursday i
will be the first notice day for thai
delivery in this market, while Friday!
will be the first notice day 1n Now
York it is not expected that a largo
amount of cotton will be tendered 'on
March contracts In this market, but |
h is rumored that the beare ha v-e j
made preparations for large tenders in
New York, and moreover nave secured
lhe rotten belt for every halo of trashy
col ton that would pass inspection
Word has gone out from the. bull camp
1107 KART MAIN STREBT,
?1.00 MAKKP A START. 3 PF.Pv
CKNT, INTEREST.
OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH
f t hat nil not ires will ho stopped! Tho
i extreme (inlet Of the bull ciirjud of
ilate, howovrr, has caused much ner?
vousness among the weaker longs in
i March, and it would not be surprising
j to see considerable liquidation of what
I remains of thp lrt"g Interest In the
March delivery before the notice days
come around.
Statistics this week probably will
i show up more bulllshly than ever and
\ will be of Rieat Interest In their bear
! ing on the broad question of supply
and demand.
DRY GOODS MARKET
New York. February 10.?The. de?
cline In the price of raw cotton, has
bad a. deterrent effect on trading in
cotton goods, buyers feeling that
prices may be lower and sellers be?
ing unwilling to share prices until ac?
tual cotton can be bought at the lower
prices quoted for futures. Values on
cloths already below the cost,of cot-I
ton. but buyers have been disposed
to operate only for current needs.
There have been some price conces
slon print cloth yarn goods, hot re?
sistance to lowor vnluos Is now ink?
ing the form of Increasing curtail?
ment at tho mill?. South Carolina
manufacturers will begin a short time
schedule, shutting down one week a
month, beginning February "7. Fall
River, New /Bedford and Bhodo Island
manufacturers are already curtailing
to an extent of nhout 20 per cent. Fall
Blver sold but 80.000 pieces of print
cloths during the week.
Jobbers are doing a moderate spring
: business and nro getting relatively
better orders on prints, and printed
wash fabrics than they arc on made
Up goods. Pomostie brown drills and
sheetings sold under brands are held
steady, hut trading in tliem is of a|
hand to mouth character. Tickings
are firm, and coarse-colored cottons
quiet. Most of the selling Is done on
very close margins of profit, and In
many cases at actual losses on tho
cost of production. The cotton yarn
markets have become dull and pasy.
with mills in need of business to sup?
plement contracts that are beginning
to expire freely.
COURT DECISIONS
EAGERLY AWAITED
New York, February 10.?Approach
of the time when decisions arc ex?
pected from the Supremo Court and
the Interstate Gmomerce Commission
oh subjects vitally important to cor?
porations wn.s retlected last week in a
more pronounced reactionary move?
ment of' the stock market. The past
fortnight of hesitation seemed to have
boon taken advantage of by the more
powerful ami influential speculators to
gamer profits by distributing holdings
which had been In course of accumu?
lation since the. opening of Decem?
ber. Authoritative intimations from
Washington that the Commerce Com?
mission desired to announce a de?
cision . in the rate advance petitions
from tue railroads before the expira?
tion of the present month were coupled
with the supposition that the February
recess of the Supreme Court has been
given over by the members to close
consideration of the anti-trust cases.
Cntil these decisions of the court,
which reconvenes this week, are hand?
ed down, each Monday, set aside as
decision day in the practice of the
court, will present its possibility that
the expected action will be taken on
that day.
It was Im possible that the slock
market should escape the influence ?f
a combination of two .pending events
so important to corpora (ion and finan?
cial interests and so impossible to
predicate with clearness. Reduction
of outstanding speculative accounts
was resorted to as a precaution.
it is possible to discern an expecta?
tion in the railroad and financial world
Troubles of Government and
Navy Threaten Civil War
in Spain.
Lisbon, February ir?.?The relations
between the government and the navy
have again reached almost the break?
ing point, and as a result of a demand
by the navy for the reinstatement and
the appointment to the command of
the battleship Almirantc Reis of Cap?
tain .lose Corejo, one. of th? naval he
roe? of the revolution, who had been
pensioned off the active list by former
Premier Franco on account of his dis?
loyal attitude.
The. minister of marine objects to
Captain Ccre.io beading this command,
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1107 EnM Mnln Street.
Members:
M5W YORK STOCK RXCItANGB.
NEW VflRK COTTON TCXCHAXGE.
CHICAGO BOARD OF l it A DM.
K. L RODEN. .Manager.
thnt the Tntorstatfi Commerce Commis?
sion will take middle ground in the
rate decisions.
Refusal to grant any part of the de?
sired increases would he considered
unquestlonahly as . presenting formid?
able difficulties to the railroads work -
in?- out profitable operation. On the
other hand, it i.s generally recognized
that the. full advances asked for repre?
sented it basis considered availal.de for
concessions which would leave room
still for the desired results. The facil?
ities for securing new capital opened
up by the improvement in investment
demand for securities have served to
detract much from the import a nee at
one time attached to trie rate ad?
vances as necessary aids to securing
railroad credit.
Actual events last, week kept up the
confidence in the progress of revival
of prosperity. Including increased mill?
ing activity in the steel trade. The
plans for new control of Missouri Pa?
cific made an impression of promise
of benefit to that property as well as
of steps toward Increased harmony and
strength in relations In the railroad
world as a whole. Resumption of
dividends on the preferred stock of
Southern Railway was accepted as fur?
ther evidence of renewed confidence.
The fall In cotton and ?rain prices
helped to correct, the faults of last
year's conditions Resort to short time
note issues by some of the railroads
leaves open an inference that hotter
terms for financing are expected later.
:is well as the contrary assumption of
a decrease of present, facilities.
as he believes such s concession would
be tantamotjnt to placing the gov?
ernment in the hands of the extrem?
ists, who are supporting the naval
officers in their demands. The navy
has expressed a determination to re?
move the minister of mnrlne. Amaro
Azeuedo Gomes, by force, and the min?
ister of the interior, Antonio Almeida,
who is very popular, lias exhausted
every argument to induce the extrem?
ists to exercise patience, pointing out
that such a stop would result Inevita?
bly in civil war. The extremists, how?
ever, stand firm.
Jose A7.evedo, former minister of
foreign affairs, and Coutinho Chagas,
also a former member of the Mon?
archist Cabinet, have been oxpellc-d on
tho ground that their presence in Por?
tugal would constitute, danger.
Kognsreiuent Announced.
rSpecial to The Times-Dispatch.1
Rynchborg, Va? February 1 f>.?Sen?
ator and Mrs. Aubrey E. Strode, of Am
herst county, have, announced the ap?
proaching marriage of their sister. Miss
Latcllo Garland Strode, to William Ralph
Smith, of N'ewark. N; J. The wedding
will be solemnized on Tuesday at Ken
mor". the Strode residence, near Am?
tieret Courthouse.
Jumpn and ItrcskM I.cu
(Special to The Times-Uispatch j
Norwood. Va.. February IP.-- -lohn I-'..
Johnson, of Wingina, had his leg
broken on Friday by jumping from his
carriage. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and
little son were on their way to Mid?
way, when tlie horses became unruly,
and Mr. Johnson and the dricer
.lumped out to quiet them, the former
breaking both hones In his leg. He
was taken to a hospital in Bynchhurg
on the night train.
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That the citizens of this city and of the State may
know that here is a Company with one million dollars
at its hack, whose chief business is to act as EXECU?
TOR, GUARDIAN and TRUSTEE. That they may
understand, what we know to be a fact, that a strong
Trust Company is better than an individual for ex?
ecuting any kind of trust. And, last, be it known
that it is the supreme desire of the men behind
this institution to handle every trust committed to
it with care and fidelity. \
RICHMOND, - - - - VIRGINIA.
Cash Capital - $1,000,000.00
Usage of Thoroughfare Through
Property Docs Not Take
Away Private Nature.
; I Special to The Times-Di spalck.)
Winchester, Vov, February 19.?In an :
elaborately written derision, filed last
evening, Judge T. \V. Harrison, of the
Circuit Court of Frederick- county, de
lines what is a public road and what
constitutes a private road. The ques?
tion came up in the suit of J. Robert ,
Fries apainst .l?hn liarmer to pro- I
titbit the latter from using :i road run- |
ning through the Fries property. liar- i
mer, who lost 'he rase, undertook to j
prove that the road hfirl been used
by a particular neighborhood and th*
public, generally for many years, but
there was no evidence that, the old
county court ever had established or j
worked the road. Jn his opinion. Judge
Harrison points but that in view of j
the fact that the records of the court
show that.no such road was authorized
it is not. therefore, it public road. The
court held, in regard to rights on a
private road, that the unexplained uso
by one person of a road through the
la-ds of another tor twenty yea 1*3.
provided he can show in himself a
right independent of the general uso
of the road by the public, will give
such person a right of way through
the land of another, but that It Is
Incumbent upon hint to show this In?
dependent right. The fact that every?
body had a right of way. however,
does not necessarily mean that ho has
a private right of way. in summing up.
Judge Harrison says that the long pub?
lic uso of a road by the public gen?
erally establishes no rights against
the owner of the land, but has the |
effort of establishing in the owner the
right to revoke the license at will, be?
cause, llrst, the records of the court
show no such, road to have been au?
thorized, and. .second, it doe,s not es?
tablish the private right of way In
any one. as the very fact that the uso
has been general negatives the idea
that any one. person has any special
interest In the road. The ca:!e has
attracted a great deal of attention In
this section of the S'tate, it being one
of the llrst of the kind to come up In
court In a groat many years.
The remains of Charles Frederick I
Conrad, the only brother of Major
Holmes Conrad, the welt-known Win?
chester lawyer, who died at the homo
of his daughter. Mrs. David J. Ran?
dall. In Plal field, N. J.. several days \
ago at the age of sixty-seven years,
reached Winchester last night, and the j
funeral took place this afternoon from !
the home of Major Conrad. The scr- j
vices were conducted by Rev. Oscar >
DeW. Randolph. assistant, rector of
Christ episcopal Church, and burial
was made in the family lot in Mount
Hebron Cemetery. During the civil
War Mr. Conrad served in the Eleventh
Y'rginia Cavalry, and at the battle of
Petersburg ho was carried from the
held, stipposed to be dead from a bul?
let, wound in the head. He recovered,
however, and ro-entored the service
Ho was a civil engineer.
Claude Mc.Cluskcr, who shot Justus
Roman on May 30 last, and whoso vic?
tim died In the Martinsburg Hospital,
is reported to have been seen In the
vicinity of his homo, after evading the
ofllcers for nine months, and efforts
arc being made to capture the man. It
is said that friends keep him informed
ns to the movements of the ofllcers.
A message received hero yesterday
states that Mrs. Rrannon. wife of
Judge Henry Rrannon. of the West
Virginia Supremo Court, Is critically
ill at her homo in Westen, W. Vit
Judge Rrannon is a native of Win?
chester.
Company I Second Regiment of Vir?
ginia Volunteers, was formally or
ganized here a few nights since by
Colonel Robort F. I.eedy, of Ruray<.
Colonel s. Rolfe Miller and Captain S.
C Waljar. of Front Royal, with
seventy-five members. Common wealth's
Attorney James P. Rcardon was elect?
ed captain, and T. R, Gather and Rob?
ert Y. Conrad, lieutenants.
The romninn of Prank II. Wisslor.
who died on Friday night at his home.
Strathrhorc Farm, near Mount jack
son, at the age of seventy-three years,
win be interred In Mount Hebron
Cemetery, Winchester, on Monday
morning, he having been joint owner
with Dr. Robort W. Stone, of the Win?
chester Strawboard Company for many
years before going to Mount Jackson,
whore ho owned one of the largest
apple and peach orchards in the Val- )
ley of Virginia. Up until a few weeks
ago ho was able to personally man?
age his entire estate of 1.200 acres.
He was a native of Canada, and was
a member of the Fpiscopal Church.
Harvey Ingram, who had been a
freight brakomau on the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad for Some time, past,
attempted to step from the top of one
box car to another a few nights ago
at Brunswick; but. fell and -was run
over, death resulting instantly. He was
a young man, and leaves a widow.
Graham F. Blandy, the New York
millionaire, who several years ago
bought the historic Tuloyries estate, in
Clarke county, has offered large cash
prizes to the boys, of that county
who show proficiency in corn growing,
and also prizes to the girls who raise
the largest flocks of turkeys by next
November.
Young Business Man of Peters?
burg Meets Death in Ap
pomattox River.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Petersburg. Vn., February 19.?James
Jackson, a young business man of this
city, connected with the Virginia
Grain and Feed Company, was drowned
about. fi:S0 tj'clock this afternoon at
Point, of Rocks, in the Appomattox
River. Mr. Jackson and a party of
friends went down to Claremont. this
morning in a motor boat, and were on
their way home when the accident oc?
curred. The waves from a steam
launch passing and circling around the
motor boat caused the. latter to careen
and, Mr. Jnekson, who was standing
up, was thrown overboard. Efforts
were mado to rescue him as he swam
towards the shore, but U is supposed
he became chilled or was seized with
rr<?mp and .sank. Mr. Jackson is sur?
vived by two sitters and a brother,
Established in 1865, this bank has enjoyed an un?
interrupted existence of more than forty-five years,
during which period it has been a prime factor in the
steady growth of Richmond. Its record of faithful
service is evidence that its affairs are conducted in
such a manner as to merit and hold the confidence
and loyalty of its customers. To-day we carefully
guard every interest of our depositors and render the
best possible service in every branch of banking.
Your account will be appreciated.
First National Bank
of Richmond, Va.
No. 1104 East Main Street.
BROAD STREET BANK
303 EAST BROAD STREET.
Temporary location 'luring construction of new banking house.
Capital .... $200,000
Surplus and undivided Profits - $110,000
W. M. Habliston.'Prcs.; J. VV. Rothert, Vice-Prcs.; Jno. G. Walker. 2d Vice
Pres.; Andrew M. Glover, Cashier.
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS ACCOUNTS SOLICITED.
With ass?ts of over $1,700,000, every inducement consistent with good
banking is offered to its customers. 3 per cent, allowed in Savings Depart?
ment. Bank is open till 8 o'clock Saturday evenings
and hlR death Is a shock to a host, of
friends. The body was not recovered
to-night.
I'ythlmin Attend Churcu.
[Special to The TlmeS-Dlspatch.]
Fayottevillc, N. C February 1?.
To-day being the f forty-sixth anniver?
sary of the founding of the Order of
Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge,
No. ?, of this city, attended religious
rylcos In a .-oily in accordance with
the order slmi*. out to all subordinate,
lodges hy tiie supremo lodge. Ftcv. ;
t barb's Noyofi Tyndcll, rector, himself j
a Pythian, preached the sermon In [
St. John's Episcopal Chureh.
Big Stone Gap Social News
I Special to The Tlmea-Dlspatch, ]
Big Stone Gap. Va., February 13.?
Mr. and .Mrs. .1. B. Ayera have returned
from a visit to Sirs. Aycrii's fatnilv, in
Louisville.
Mrs. .lohn Fox, Jr.. left on her pri?
vate car Saturday for New York, where
early in March she will appear In a
new opeiu.
On Friday afternoon Mrs. Mayo Cabeij
entertained at bridge in honor of Miss
Worth, of Philadelphia, who 1st visiting
Mrs. Horace Fox.
W. S. Mathewa, who spent a couple
of days at Cor bin, Ky., has returned.
Rev. J, u. Craft returned this week
from Drydcn. where ho has been hold?
ing a very successful revival.
On Tuesday, the 11th, the women of
the Baptist Church gave a Valentine
tea to raise funds towards building a
parsonage. The tea was given In the
Federal courtroom, which wua beauti?
fully decorated in festoons of red paper
and hearts, large and small. A supper
was served, as well as Ices and. con?
fections.
Emporia Social News
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J ?
Emporia, Va., February 15.?At a
meeting of the executive committee of
the Greenesyllia Sunday school Asso?
ciation, hpld in Kmporla. February H,
W. M. Powell, who is a member of the
committee, was unanimously electee
special representative of the associa?
tion to visit each Sunday school In
this county, and awaken Interest lo
the work.
Rev. A. B. Sharpe. superintendent ol
the Methodist. Orphanage, located at
Richmond, occupied the North and
South Kmporla Methodist, pulpits on
last. Thursday morning and evening,
making a talk In the "interest of the
orphanage at Round Hill Church dur?
ing the afternoon.
A number of prominent Marens of
Kmporla attended the Grand. J,odgo
of Masons, whi< h was held in Rich?
mond during the week. Among those
Who attended the meeting were Mayor
.1. F.. Everotte, Russell W. Jordan,
Charles IT. Sobrell, W. W. Robertson
and John R. Grizkard.
Dr. W. A. Piecker. hookworm expert,
employed by the State, and who has
charge of thP. Fourth District, will
give a number of lectures in Emporia
and at different points In Groones.ville,
upon hookworm and Its eradication.
Culpeper Social News
[Special to The. Timen-Dispatch.]
Culpeper. Va.. February lf<.?Mrs.
Hugh Patten, of Lynehburg, Is the
guest of Mrs. Robert Matthews.
Mrs. Barber, of Pittsburg, is with
her sister, Mrs. 'JBdw'ln I,. Quartes, at
the Waverly Ilotol.
Misses Alice and Emily Stearns were
the guests this week of the Misses
Walto on East Street.
Miss Oremorn Payne returned to het>
home near Brandy, on Saturday, after
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Charlie
Walto.
Miss Caroline Terry, of Albany. Ga.,
is spending the week with Mrs. Orvlllc
Loy in 0.
Miss Louise Miller, of Winchester,
who has been tho guest for the past
weak of Miss Estelle Williams, of
"Fairvicw." left for her home Wed?
nesday. On Tuesday Miss Miller and
Alphr.us Williams were the guests of
Mr. arid Mrs. Roslin Vnss. In Culpeper.
Miss Florence. Vbhs was the guest of
Miss Celeste Williams for several days
last. week.
Edwin Sampson, of Richmond, was in
Culpeper this week.
A party consisting of Misses Virginia
Mason, Virginia Browning and Wil?
liam Mason, and Will Yancey, went to
Washington last week to see Madame.
Sarah Bernhardt.
Mrs. James Swan, Jr., has returned
from ft visit to her sister, Mrs. Josle
Brown, of Washington,
Mrs. Henry Wa.ltop was in Culpeper
for the week-end, the guest of her
mother, Mrs. Charles Wager.
Miss Dorothy Hudgins was hostess
to th0 "Billiken" Club on Tuesday af?
ternoon at the home of her hrother,
Fred Hudgins. Those playing wero
Misses Mary Macoy, Lie-lie- Fraloy. Bes?
sie Carter, Alice Carter. Lulu Suther
lln. Deila Holton. Mary Nalle, ' May~
II111. Sally -inderson, Laura Coons, Jean
Coons. The highest score was made
by Miss Bessie Carter, who won the
prize, a picture. ? !
Mr. and Mrs. Herndon Rixey and j
children arc spending a few days with1
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams.
The Monday Bridge Club met this J
week with Miss Marian Sampson at her
homo on Jameson's Hill. Those play?
ing were Misses Mary Vass, Florence
Vass, Byr'd Law, ? Dolly Hudgins,
Mesdames Underwood and Colcman
Mrs. Dillard, who has been visiting
her daughter. Mrs. Haas, left. Wednes?
day for Richmond, where she will be
the gue^t of her daughter. Mrs. .Cone,
_h?lorc returning lo her home in North..
( ">ct one. of our Home Savings
Hanks and drop your spare nickels
and dimes into it.
Commonwealth Bank
National Bank ol Virginia
Capital, - $1,200,000
Surplus, - $ 600,000
Accounts solicited
Ninth and Main Streets
Carolina.
Miss Bessie Carter entertained the
'Billlkcn" Club on list .Saturday at ?
ternoon. Iler guests wore Misses Lulti
Sut herlin. Alice Carter. Mary Bower
sett. Lolta l'niley. Sail)- Anderson, Mar;
Mac?y, Delia Mol t?n, liiiura Coons. Jean
Coons, Maty .(ones and May mil. Tin?
prize was won by Miss Delia Hel?
ton.
Miss Mary Almond, who has spent
the last mouth with her cousin, Mrs
Cl.arlio Williams, left thin week for
her home in Washington.
Mrs. Hoffman, of Illxeyvllle, wan th?
guest lor several days last week of
her sister, Mrs. Clifford Triplet t Mist
Kuth Sullivan, of Boston, spent Monda\
With Mrs. Triplett.
Quite the most enjoyable social
affair of the winter was the dancn
given by Bernard William.- at "Th?
Grove." In honor of hit; two brothers?
Alpheus ami Bruce William."1!?who we.ro
visiting at their old home. Punch was
served throughout the evening, and a
most delightful supper of salads, sand?
wiches and coffer-, cakes and Ices wan
served at 12 o'clock, after which dam -
ing was kept up until a late hour.
.Sirs. Theodore Kyle, of Brandy Sta?
tion, spent Saturday with friends In
Culpeper
Mr. and Mrs Edwin D. Queries, who
have been spending several weeks ip
Culpeper, leave thl? week for Atlant;'.,
Ga.
Mrs. Hoof, of Seminary Hill. Alex?
andria, and M*ss strothor. of Kappa
hannock. were recent guests of Mrs,
Johnson Strothor.
Mrs. Samuel Booker was hostess to
tbo Matinee Bridge Club on Frida;
last. at. the home of her Kiater, Mrs;
Clyde Ixswis. Those playing worn
Mosdames Underwood, Tucker, Che.lf.
Edwin QuarloH, Clyde Lewis. Jarno.*
Cop-man and Misses Byrd I.aw, Iyella
Fraloy, Sally Anderson.
Alfred Pulliam has just returned
from a flying trip to Hnrrisenburg,
where he visited his daughters. Mlsso3
Jane ami Lucy Pulliam, students oi
the school there.
Mrs. Orville Loving entertained the
Senior 500 Ciuk on Thursday afternoon.
Members of the club present, were
Mosdames Matthews. Wirt Chelf.
Tucker Chelf. Pulliam. Cooper, Samuel
son. Misses Sadie Gilkeson. Georgia
Wager, Bett. Jones. Gertrude Arm?
strong. The guests of the club were
Men dame's Hugh Fatten and Miss Caro?
line Terry.
Clifford Miller, of Richmond, was in
Culpeper this week, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs Wirt Chelf.
Mrs. James Bragg is spending the
week with her mother. Mrs. Amanda
Hudson, at her homo on Piedmont
Street.
South Boston Social News
I Special to The Times-Dispatch. I
South Boston. Va.. February 1!>.?
Mrs. John O. Wat kins, two children
and Mrs. S. R. Toggle will leave in a
few days for Houston, Tex., where they
will spend some time visiting.
Mrs. J. W. Moseloy, of this pjnee. loft
a few days ago for Harrlsohburg. to
visit her husband, who is engaged in
business at that place.
Mrs. James B. Llpseomb, Sr . who ha?
boon the guest, of Mr, and Mrs James
B, Lipscomb, .It'., on tipper Main. has re?
turned to her home in Mcadowwood
Va.
Mr. and Mrs. R A. Fast have re?
turned from a visit to their daughter,
Mrsi Wilkinson, at. lacrosse.
Mrs. Joseph Stehhlns. Mrs. J. D. Fr>
and Miss Mamie Fry. all oP this place,
.spent a few days in Richmond during
; t he week.
Mrs. W. I. Jordan, of this plar.e. is
visiting Mrs. J. J. Hlckey. in Richmond.
Rov P. Beazley. of Chase City, visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. IT. Bca/.
ley, this week.
Mrs. J. I;: Singleton, of Peytonslmrg.
is visiting her sister, Mrs. .1. IP. Parkin?
son, in Richmond.
Halifax Council. J. O. U. A. M-. of
this place, will give a banquet to its
members in the lodge room on Tues?
day evening. February 21, and cele?
brate the Birthday of Goorge Wash?
ington. Several prominent s.peakeri
are expected to participate in the ex?
ercises on that. date.
Heathsville Social News
lSpecial to The Times-Dlspatch.l ^
Heathsville, Va., February 19.?W. E
Miller, of Washington, is in Heaths
ville for a short visit.
E. H. Paganhort, of the Coast and
Geodetic Snrvev Corps, lately returned
from the Philippines, was a recent vis?
itor to Heathsville.
Miss Garrison, of Burgess's Store
spent some time in Heathsville re?
cently, .i
Miss Marguerite Smith has returned
from a visit to hr.r Bister, Mrs. E. II. B.
TTubbard. at White Stone.
Mrs. R. H. ChiUon and little son.
Robert II.. of Kllmurnoek. are visitins;
idrs, Lloyd S. Smith at *,'Suhnys}de.V

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