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fort to elude interviewers, slipped out of one of the rear windows of the President".1' office nnd neat a masterly retreat through the secluded portions of the White House grounds to a rear entrance of the War Department. May Itclnte to .Mexico. The real significance of these activi? ties, which have been confined appar- | cutly to tho last forty-right, hours or Jess, is thought to relate very directly to the conditions In Mexico, and to tho growing belief that the situation there it> by no means so satisfactory as the Mexican gove rnment would have it be? lieved to be. There are persistent re? ports that the physical condition of President Diaz has lately become such as to alarm his adherents, and thr.t momentous developments are to be pre? pared for. One report, which was current here to-day. was that*the Pearson syndicate, heavily Interested in enterprises in Northern Mexico, had appealed to the British government for adequate pro? tection of themselves and other for- : eign interests in preparation for the j chaotic conditions wl-.ch would til-t most certainly follow any serious loss j of prestige, to say nothing of the col- J lapse of tlie i>ia : government. It was j said that the British ambassador had taken up tin- question ith the State Department here, with a suggestion that unless the United States took im? mediate steps to exhibit 'ts disposition and ability to protect foreign interests in Mexico the european government?, mote particularly Great Britain nnd Germany, would be compelled to do so. Of course, no direct confirmation of th's report, was obtainable, but the sud? den burst of martial activity gave it color. I'rofcsse?. Ipnornnce. Am bass., dor Dc La Barra, of the re? public, of Mexico, who has been in New York, returned to Washington to-night to fulfil a social engagement, and re? turned at midnight to New York. He professed entire ignorance as to the meaning 01 the mobilization of Amer? ican troops. He disclaimed any knowl? edge of any change in the internal con? ditions of Mexico, and as for the health of President Diaz, lie ins'sted at nothing in the personal or official com? munications of the President Indicated anything but his usual satisfactory condition of health. Moreover. he stated that apart from sporadic dis? orders connect od with the revolt in isolated parts o? Mex'co. the situation ?was normal. It was said the one reason for the return of Ambassador De La Barra to New York to-night was to meet there to-morrow Senor Limantour, the Mex? ican Minister of Finance, who arrived to-night from France, it was also sa.v. here to-day that another party to this meeting would be Porflr'o Diaz, Jr., son of the President, who was said to he ?on ills way north from Mexico City lor that, purpose. Henry Lane Wilson, the American ambassador to Mexico, ha? been in the Fnited States on leave for about ten days, and to-day left for Craw ford s ville, Ind., to visit his mother, who is ill. He has talked more or less about general conditions In Mexico, but on the subject of most Interest at this juncture ha? been dumb to Interview? ers. As to what he may have told his superiors at the State Department about the rumored crisis in the health of President Diaz, not one syllable could be ascertained. Assistant Sec? retary Huntington Wilson would hot say a word to-day as to what Am? bassador Wilson might have said to bim on that subject. Trouble to Coutractors. H was admitted at the White House jthis evening that the Mexican Insur jecto.s had been giving considerable trouble to the contractors engaged on the work of damming tho Colorado Tiivcr across the line from tho Impe? rial Valley in California, and that JUexlco was sending, by way of tho Gulf of California, a regiment of Fed? eral troops in guard the work, which wa? undertaken by the United States to prevent. Hoods in tin- Imperial Yal ley and the surrounding c own try. Two hundred Mexican soldiers sent through Yum a, Ariz., sonic time ago lor this purposf were gobbled up by the in Kur'rcetos and never reached their des? tination. The President told callers to-day that Texas and the adjacent country offered an admirable llolu lor ma? noeuvres at this ifinc of year, nut vouchsafed no further information. No such secrecy ever before has marked the preparations for practice manoeuv rAs..---quite the contrary; at other l,jjue^a j lie'' participating officer* have been only too glad to draw public ^ uttcntion to and arouse public interest \ in the work of the army ami navy. "Furthermore, it was freely slated to? day that the appropriation:; for army manoeuvres for the. current fiscal year pre nil but exhausted, and it is pointed out tiiat. in ordinary circumstances no such movements as those sprung on tlie army and navy during the past forty-eight hours would be thought oi. Hence, it was inevitable that Washing Ion should be skeptical toward the (-explanations given officially; and should look to conditions in Mexico known or suspected, as explaining more pluaalbly this concentration of any army'close, to the border, with a good )y portion of the navy at hand. Takes Cut ire Division. The movement of troops will take an entire division of the United States Army to Texas und along the Mexican border within the short Space 6l live days, as the result of tin orders: that liavn been flashing by wire from Wash? ington within the past twenty-four [hours to many army posts throughout Uif country: in command of a force approximating 20,000 men, or more than a quarter bf the entire army .if the United States, will be Major-General William II. Car let. Geh Oral Carter is at present rated as assistant lo Major-General Leonard Wood, chiei of staff, He occupied ;I similar position as principal assistant to Adjutant-General Corbin during the Spanish-American Wat. and since that tlih'e he 1ms had much experience in the bold commander of the Department of Luzon, in ;ii. Philippines, and as chief of tin- Department of the Lakes, ct i hiciigo. General Carter will leave W ashington to-morrow night, by way of St. Louis, 1o open his headquarters at Sah Anto? nio, Texas. General Carter w ill have a Dill division st.uf hi ins headquarters, composed of Colonel Stephen Mills, chief of staff; Major Henry <;. Learn nrd, Fourteenth Infantry, general stair. Captain Mal in Cralg, Pirat Cavalry, general stiff. Lieutenant-Colonel Kti fc-en-.- I'. Lndd, adjtistant-general; Major Berry's for Clothes It's the English "Gabardine" ?he slip-on." . We have ,it because it's new, practical, corrifortable, light? weight and i nexpensi ve. A perfect watcr-ppoof fabric, all wool ? rain powerless to make it wrinkle or pucker. 1 ndespensable to any man for months to come. $25. This will apply in case the snow turns to rain ! Should the snow continue 'twill be no trouble to show you fur coats! The reduced prices still ob? tain. George' Bell; ?'>"?. inspector-general; Major Blanton Winship, judge advocute gcncral; Lieutcmiiit-Coioncl Daniel E. MeC'nrthy. chief quartermaster; Major Ha trie VN'ilkiii's, chief commissary; Lieutenant-Colonel Henry I*. Birming? ham, chief surgeon; Mujor Paul F. Straub, sanitary Inspector; Many in the West. Most of these o Ulcers are in tho West, cither In the Mississippi Valley or on the Pacific coast, hut have al? ready had their orders hy telegraphj and will join their chief at Fori Ham Houston soon after his arrival there. All the supply bureaus arc .sending along food, quartermasters' supplies, ammunition and medicines, and, in fact, everything necessary for the maintenance of an army in the field; The machinery is working beautifully; according to such reports as have been received. There was no sign of any undue excitement hi either the War or the Navy Department, though the ollicers were executing the biggest military movement in short time that had been undertaken since t he days of the Spanish-American War. The navy and marine corps are co-opcrat lng closely with tin- army in the southward movement of the lighting forces of the country. The ships of the Pacific fleet arc being concentrated at San Diego find San l'edro, California, for tho ostensi? ble purpose, according to official an? nouncement, of co-operating with the army in manoeuvres <>n the Southwest? ern coast of the United States. Tho four armored cruisers of the fifth di? vision of the Atlantic licet?tho Ten? nessee. Montana. North Carolina and Washington?will leave New Vork for Southern waters In a few days under orders which have boon issued by the Navy Department. These ships are scheduled to go directly to the United States naval station nt Guuntanamo, [Cuba, which i? being made tho base tif the naval operations in the present plan; Marine* 1'itdrr Ordern, About 2,000 marines also have been ordered to assemble at Guantanaino j to co-operate with the navy. Of ibis number. 1,100 arc being drawn from the. complements of the marine liar racks along the Atlantic . oast and tho remaining liOO will ho taken from the I battleship fleet and lauded at Guan? tanaino before tile fleet leaves Cuban waters, where it has been engaged for several weeks in tactical exercises. On Thursday the United States ship Prairie will have Philadelphia with 7?0- of the marines, who are being col? lected from the Unstern posts. Tho f'iv:.^ will enrrv a like, number, and will leave Philadelphia on Friday, stopping at Norfolk to pick up a de? tachment of marines from tho bar? racks at that post. The 2;00Q marines at Gunntanamo will consist of 1 wo regiments, under command of Colonel I.. W. T. Waller, the senior colonel of the marine corps, at present in command of the marine barracks at Norfolk, Va. The flrsl regiment of the detnohmcnl ?.ili !.o In charge of Colonel George Burnett, now commanding the murine.1 barracks at Philadelphia, while the second regiment will bo commanded by (olonei Franklin J. Moss, the com? manding o nicer or tii.- marine bar? racks 11 Annapolis. Two regiments of < oast artillery, like the bluejackets and marine.-, wi'll I bo conveyed Texas on shipboard, and orders wore issued ld-d:ty lo the quartermaster's "department to have two transports ready at Fortress Mon? roe in receive those men and transport them I" Oalvcston, Three batteries of field artillery!, composing the second battalion of (he Third Field Artillery, stationed at For! Mver. Va., .lust across tl>C Potomac (?J liver fi-tou ih'- national capital, to? night an- ready to start for San An? tonio, tinl will leave to-morrow morn? ing. In the absence of Major I.. G. ; Berry, w ho Is at Fort Leavchwori.h'. Ilo battalion will i>e in cofmahd of Captain Brooke Payne, ling in at the win.low '.' A large eon Troops l nder Order*; Omaha; Nth.. March 7.- -Two-thirds of the lighting fore,., of tho department of the Missouri, nearly cnn men, arc j under orders to proceed at once to the Mexican border. The orders from I Washington to-day called for the movement "f the following troops: Company. I >. . signal Corps, Fort [Omaha: Second Battalion, eighteenth I Infantry, for Mackenzie; F.leventh In? fantry. Fori Busseiii Thirteenth In? fantry, Fort Beavenworth; Fourth Field Artillery. Fort Russell', Ninth Cavalry, Fort Russell; Third Battalion of Ijhgihocrs, i'Ojii Lea von worth ami Fort Russell. Two troop;: Fourth Cavalry. Foil Mende headquarters are ordered to ki 1 Paso. Tex., while all the other lighters are to report t o Fori Sam Houston. AB ate to go fully equipped for flchl UBEO THE WORLD OVER TO OURE A GOLD IN OME BAY. Alwajs remember the lull name lx>ok flT\? & for Ihid. signature on every box 26o. ^^?^l^y^yf^^ \ I * -' service, with ten days' rations and *J00 round? of amutiition. All available medical ofUcors ami I sanitary troops will join in tho move? ment. Husy at Fori Snm Houston. San /.ntonlo. Tox? March 7.?A small j army of men Is busy at Fort Sam < Houston preparing for the uccotumodu- ' tlon of 20.000 troops, ordered to mobi? lize here. The troops will be quartered op a large clearance northeast of the post recently used as an aviation field. Will benve To-Dny. Chattanooga. Tonn., March 7.?The , F.leventh Cavalry, U. S. A., stationed at I Chlckamauga Park, will leave to-mor? row for Fori Sam Houston. The regi? ment will consist of 700 men with '_'00 rounds of ammunition to each man. All the machine guns nnd other im? plements of war will be taken. Ordered From Charleston. Charleston. S. C. March 7.?Ofiiccrs at Fort Moultrie said to-dny that the Seven ty - eight h, One Hundred and Forty-fourth ami One Hundred anil j Forty-fifth Companies of coast ar? tillery would start for Texas as soon I us transportation could be arranged, j They may leave to-morrow or Thurs? day. JLondlni; netting. Savannah, On.. March 7.?The -work of loading tho Seventy-second, Seventy fourth and One Hundred and Twenty seventh Companies ot coast artillery tit Fort Screven, Tyboe Island, prepara? tory to their departure for Gnlveston, began this afternoon. Tho men will leave Savannah for Galvcston about 11 o'clock to-night. No Hcasou to lloubt Word. Mexico City, Mex., March 7.?"'The Mexican government has no reason lo doubt the word of tho State Depart ment at Washington that the move? ment of the 20,000 soldiers to the bor? der is for nothing more than military manoeuvres, designed as instruction fur senior officers; "We do not believe that In the situ? ation as It is at present there. Is any occasion for Intervention by the United States or any other power. No Ameri? can property has been damaged by either side, and. so far as I know, no complaint has been made by any Amer? ican." Knriq'tic C. Creel, minister of foreign relations, so commented to-night on press dispatches; from Washington re? garding the mobilization of troops near tlie international border. Noth? ing In the events which have taken place in Mexico up to now, in the opin? ion of Mr. Creel, would justify inter? vention. No representations, he said, had been made to tlie Mexican government by the United Slates, Great Britain, or any other nation, that foreigners had sustained any loss or had been placed in jeopardy to any extent that would even suggest the "necessity for outside Interference, "The situation in the north, and. for | that matter, throughout the republic, j is entirely satisfactory," said Mr. Creel. News has just reached us that Ma dero has exhausted his money re? sources. He has just made an attempt to raise $2,000,000, guaranteeing the debt by a bond Issue, and has failed. "Wo have Information that many of his followers have not been paid for three weeks, and are deserting." Mr. Creel ridiculed the threat made by the revolutionists that they would starve the people of Chihuahua 'into submission. He was formerly governor of Chi? huahua; He is perhaps more familiar with conditions there than any other man In public life hi the republic. "Wc have scarcely touched our re? sources as yet." said Mr. Creel. "With the money, guns and men nt our com? mand, we can easily put in tke Held FiO.000 men. "And can any one doubt that we could raise an army of this size when we begin to offer $3 a day for sol? diers?" Mr. Creel commented upon the state? ment contained in the. dispatch that Lieutonnnt-Colonel Porflrio Diaz, .lr., would meet Mr. Limantour In New York by saying: I "Of course, that Is untrue, since Col? onel Diaz Is now here in Mexico." Criilners Prepare to Sttirt. New York, March 7.?Four sister I cruisers, each with twenty guns pro? jecting from their gray armor, wer.: ? anchored to-night with supply ships and tenders tiff Tomplnksyllle, Stuten Island, in New York Hay. making preparations to sail for the Gulf of Mexico, probably on Thursday, as the marine participants in the great war manoeuvres. Ammunition was taken aboard to-night; coaling will begin to? morrow. The ships which, so far are the only ones known to have been ordered to take part in the manoeuvres, are the I four artnorci cruisers, Tennessee, Mon I tana. North Carolina and Washington, 'all of 11,500 tons; the supply ships [ Celtic and Culgoa, of s.000 tons each; the hospital ship Solace: the range shir) , libation; the repair ship Panther, ana the three naval lenders, the Patapsco, i Patuxent siiul Yaiikton, They comprise the fifth division of the Atlantic fleet which is under com? mand ol Itear-Adiniral Sydney A. Staunton. Orders to the division are to proceed first to Guantnnamo, Cuba, where the United States naval station is situated. At that point they will take aboard fino marines, in addition to the Ii,Run ofiiccrs and men now mak? ing up their personnel. The distance from New York to Guantnnamo is about l.ItOO miles. The lime of de? parture will depend upon the coaling i which remains to be done. Of the forts in and about New York harbor, two had received orders up to to-night to be in readiness to send conat artillery to Texas; At Fort Totten, on U?ns Island, it was learned j that four companies of coast artillery j are ready to proceed as Infantry when? ever a transport Is available, similar preparations have been made at Fort \Vadsworth, on Staten Island. Twelve companies 'n making a complete regiment, will go from nearby points. Colonel Townslev In Commnnd. [Speclii.l lo Tho Timcs-Dispiitch.] j Hampton, Va., March 7.-?Orders were received tit Fort Monroe this afternoon l directing th,. sixth, Thirty-fifth, Forty I first. Sixty-ninth and Seventy-third i Companies of Heavy Coast Artillery'-lo he ready to join seven other companies, j and at Fort Monroe, and proceed to I Texas. ! Colonel Clarence p. Townsley, the , commanding officer at Fort Monroe, I w.'ll be in command of the. regiment, and he will have all Iiis present staff I oflleer.s with hint on the trip. it is } thought the trip will be started Thurs ' day or Friday, although the orders no : far received do not designate a day for the regiment to move Southward. The order caused the grciitest excite? ment around Fort Monroe and Phoebus, I where most of the soldiers have their homes It is expected that the seven companies will reach Fort .Monroe from Fori Washington, Fort Hunt, and I-ort Dupont 16-tiiorrow or Thursday morn? ing. During the absence of Colonel Towhsloy, Major Lewis will be in coin ; maud at Port Monroe. The torpedo : floel of "the navy, consisting ,,f Hie I Dray ion. Perry, Paulding, Flusser, Smith and Preston, arrived in Hntnp < toil flonds this afternoon Din/. Not Disturbed. Mexico -QHy, March 7.?Apparently hoi perturbed by the reports that the United States Is preparing to invade 1 is country with an army ,>f 20,000 men and selling at rest the rumors thai he is u man desperately ill, Gen? eral Diaz took his customary stroll tlii-; afternoon through the grounds of Chtipultopee Castle. Although aware of (he plan:; for mobilization of the American army . along tlie international boundary, Mex? ico's President did not permit Ibis j news to interfere with the ordinary routine of his business. lie passed ihe 'forenoon at - the executive offices j In that place, and the program arranged ; for (lie afternoon was not varied. AI 10 o'clock lo-nlght he was still receiving ?'<? his residence those whose business ho laid m-i been able to take up during the ordinary working day, His only recreation during the din Warthe stroll through the park, when he was accompanied by Mrs. Diaz and his son, Colonul Portlrio Diaz. Jr. Leave Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., March 7.?Pursuant to orders from the War Department, the ?Seventeenth Infantry, stationed at Kort MePhurson, left early to-night for Fort Sam Houston. San Antonio, Texas. Tho regiment is In command of Col? onel J. T. Van Orsdalo. AMUSEMENTS Academy?-Llllinii Russell in ?In Schreit of a Sinner." Illjon?"In OJtl Kentucky." Lubln-?Vaudeville. David Uisphniit. i There are concert singers of all voices?sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, con? traltos, tenors, baritones, basso-can t antes, bassos?and there is David Blspltum, alone and groat in his soli? tude. Great singer, great actor, great artist, he stands pre-eminently out and supremely high as the foremost of the gifted geniuses who have brought joy to us of "the provinces." Many of us who have followed music In Richmond for a decade or so have been puzzled to decide whether to cast the tip pi u to the recital of Mine. .Jo? hanna Gudski; to that of Mine. Blanche Marchesi (a woman of no great voice, hut of wonderful art;; or to Mr. Bis? phnm's recital of sonic three years ago at the .loiters on Auditorium, hut after last night's concert at the Academy of Music there will bo little doubt as to the highest mark of recitals in Kiohmond. Miss Bessie Abott, the much-heralded soprano who was to have sung the leuding part in MuseagnTs undelivered opera, "Ysobcl," appeared jointly with | Mr. Bisphutn?Indeed, her name was courteously billed in front of his?ami she won the enthusiastic plaudits of the audience. Most exquisitely hob? bled and looking like one of Ilelleu's most charming etchings, she had the house with her from the Hist. Her , very soft work, notably in the encore to her first group of songs, one of Mas? senet's, and In Tschalkowsky's "Ber? ceuse," was good. Her big, high, very high tones, us in Allltsen's "Song of 1 Thanksgiving," which she sang as an encore, were clear, ringing and abso-' luiely true to pitch. But her middle . voice has a queer, almost incredible, | rattle?incredible and unpardonable, unless she was suffering from a cold. ' or was frightened, which Is also almost i incredible. Doubtless she would have I been very "?harming and delightful if t she had not been singing with, or ? against, one of the world's greatest j .singers. And that brings us hack to I Mr. Bisphum. No one. fresh from a recital in which ? David Blsphani participated could , write coldly of his wonderful art? ' certainly, I cannot. From the soft. | tender melody of the "Banjo Song." ? through the dramatic power and | strength of "Danny Deever" to the wonderful, gripping, aching Intensity of "Edward,V this great artist poured forth tho Heaven-sent beauty of Iiis voice. And. wonderful to relate, throughout the whole evening, except in the somewhat trilling ducts, this master-singer had not a line, not -i word before him. Even In his superb, marvelous reading of that tinal test | of the reader, actor and singer. "King Robert of Sicily." Mr. Blspham rcjjod entirely upon Iiis trained memory. Mr. Gilbert, the accompanist, with his soft, accurate nnd beautiful touch, added u great deal to the artistic worth of tho recital. And the house was about half-filled? "Why don't, we have good shows?" W. D. G. Billion rttiNxcl! To-NlKht. Blllian Russell nnd a captivating comedy are the irresistible combina? tion hooked for to-night at the. Acad? emy. Miss Russell will offer here Oh that occasion her newest hit. "Tn Search of a Sinner." It is a comedy by Charlotte Thompson, and has been lavishly produced by Joseph Brooks for his best known and most success? ful star. Tho piece. Is. written in a comedy spirit and touches lightly a theme of feminine uncertainty that is amusing, and .Vet not without a subtle c-dorourront of truth to make its humors all the more incisive. Miss Russell wlil have the support of tin same company that appeared with her during the play's Introductory run re? cently at Powers's Theatre, Chicago, where it had iis metropolitan hearing for the first time on any stage during the latter part, of September. RATHER TAME DAY AMONG THE BOWLERS I.OW Scores Are. Mnde In All Divisions nt the rttiffnlo Tour? nament. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch. 1 Buffalo, N. V., March 7.?Bow scores were the rule In all divisions of the National Bowling Association Tourna? ment to-day. Only two teams in tho five-ma it series howled over 2.700, and the two-man division standing also remained unchanged. The only redeem? ing feature of the day was tho work of I'elor Donahue, of Voun^stown, O., a Iwenty-threc-ycar-old lad. In the doubles his tally for tho third game was 240, the highest single game of the day. and in the individual series he tolled ?22?1U2 in the first, 243 in the second, and l ST In the last. It looked for a while as it' the young chap was going to jump into the leadership of the individuals. With two big scores to begin with, he started into the third game at a smashing rate. On tho eighth frame thero was a possible t>7S ahead of him, but he drew a bad split, which ho followed up with a bad error, pull i ing hi? total down to 622, He takes eighth place. High scores, five-man teams to-day: | Yohkors B. C. Yonkers, N. Y? 2,78.'?;: j Ottawa, No. 2, Now York, 2,713; AU Chi- ! taget-, Chicago, J.CI2; Sands Diamonds, I No. 2, Cleveland, 2.C22. THE PERFECT ORGANIZATION OF THE HOTEL ST. REGIS Which lias Proved It* Claim lo the Title ..of ?Anicrlcn'n Finest." One visitor to New York?a West? ern editor, who stopped at the Hotel St. Regis, Fifth Avenue and Fifty? fifth Street?printed the following in his paper upon his return home: ".Iedged from the standpoint of scr j vice, tin- St. Regis has no equal in America, From the proprietor down? I even to the young men who operate the elevators?-there exists the most ' complete harmony as the result of most excellent training." And he might have added that this harmony of effort was but the inevitable result of perfect organization- Mr. R. M. Haan, the manager, has a positive genius for organization, and he has built up an efficiency among the dif? ferent departments of the hotel that ; places the St; lt< gis in n (.'hiss by itself. Jin respect to interior an-angomcnts ~hmi furnishing: no hotel in A ifloricTT is its superior, and few arc its equal. But the feet remains thai this hotel is better known and appreciated by its guests for what it "does" than for uh.it it "is." The St. Regis restaurant ha.- no superior in all the world in quality of food, skill In preparation and perfection of service; while the Charges are no higher than those of otln r first-class hotels. Transient guests coming to New York and stopping at tho Hotel St. Regis win find accommodations of the very highest grade in every particular, and at standard rains, Single rcprris are |',l and :?; a day; the same with private I i'li for u day tor ?fi for two peo? ple); while for i,i parlor, bedroojn and pi'l>. bull) the rates are $12 a day and up. is packed in a dust-tight metal box, with patent measuring tube, which is both safe and convenient for tourists. I Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Roonoke, Va., March 7.-?Following tho mooting of tho board of trustees of itoanoke College held to-day in Salem, the following statement was given out for .publication concerning the action of the board relative to the objection raised against the use of Hlsons's History of the United States i as a text-book In the college "In the resolution adopted, tho trus? tees stated that Itoanokc College has been and is loyal to the ideals of tho South, appreciating heartily the mem? ory of tho brave and noble heroes, and gratefully tho many principles for I Which thby havo stood. Further, that tho abiding Influence of the South'.s contribution to the nation will he se? cured not by a spirit of sectionalism, party passion and popular prejudice, which Injures rather than helps any cause, hut by tho spirit of fairness, judicial calm and that love of the truth which is willing to give due con? sideration to all of the facts on every | side; that it is the mission of Koanoke j College as an educational Institutional ; to stand for frew and full Investigation j in search for tho. truth to develop its i students Into men of broad knowledge, sound judgment, mental power und up? right character, that they may become: men of brcauih anil fairness capable of seeing alt sldos of a question; fur? thermore, according to ^President More? head, the head of a department has the privilege of selecting his own books and determining the other details of his department. It was the judgment of tho board that fair play demands that, a professor should not be con? demned in advance of his actual con? duct of the work of his department: Touching on tlie matter of Dr. Th?irstcnb?rs. the trustees realllnncd their implicit confidence in him tig a man and a professor; accordingly, Pro. fessor Thorstenburg sigh Hied his plan to adopt during the remainder of tho session the topical method of instruc? tion without a.stated text-book In Amer? ican history, and this was approved by the board. In the official papers pre? sented to the trustees by President Morehcad. It was emphasized that Dr. Klsons's book was selected for Us merit and not for its defects. Atten? tion wag called to the wide use Of the book In nearly 100 Institutions, many of them In the South. This local pub? lic sentiment, inlsguidedly awakened, is duo largely to a failure to appreciate the difference between a book In col - 1 leges used on a basis of Instruction nnd discussion and a text-book in schools of lower grades." STRUCK BY STREET CAR >ortb Carolina Coiinrcrt*iiutii DruKRrd Fifteen Feet on Fender. Trenton, N. J., March 7.?Congress? man John A. Small, of North Carolina who spoke at to-night's dinner of tin 'Chamber of Commerce, of Trenton, was struck by a car while, alighting from nh automobile. He was dragged iibout Ufteen feet on the fender of the car. but when examined by a physi? cian was thought not to he seriously injured. The Congressman. In alighting from tho automobile which brought hi in from the railroad station to tin- Cham? ber of Commerce building, got out on the wrong side and did not notice the approaching trolley car. DA SI AGIN G K VID K X OK AGAINST .11 IIS. II AY 12 S Whlteville. N. C. Miirch 7.?The most interesting witness in the trial of Mrs. J Posa Hayes, charged with the murder Of Pobert Floyd, the young'Spiith Car- j olina medical student, to-day, was Mrs. '? Mlms. daughter of the editor of the I local paper, who printed an interview with the defendant after her Ihcarcera? tion; Counsel for the defense hotly contested tlie adnilsstbllity of tho tes? timony, in the interview, the seveti > teen-year-old wife and prisoner admit? ted that she had been unusually friend ly with her victim and that as he lay dying he had called to her in eir dearing terms. Tho State further introduced wit? nesses to tell of a trip the defendant and her victim had taken last sum? mer to a neighboring seaport (own. where I hoy spent the night at the same hotel, eyewitnesses to the shoot? ing- swore that Mrs. Hayes continues Illing at Floyd otter he had fallen,, and a physician testified that he found nine bullets in Floyd's body. OBITUARY Mr?. Kettle Carver Denoon'. Mrs. Bettle Carver Denoon, widow of Daniel Denoon. died yesterday after? noon about 5 o'clock at her home, 813 Fast Marshall Street. Mrs. Denoon. who was in her seventy-third year, had been In very feeble health for a long time, but had been critically ill i for only a week or two. She was a' woman of most vigorous intellect and ! of marked Christian piety. She had for many yours been a member of the Second Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Denoon Is survived by two daughters. Misses Dicie and Mary De? noon. and by four sons. C. |,., f j, l,,, i Hugh and Arthur C. D^nonn. The funeral will bo from the house Thurs? day at 12 o'clock! and the Interment will he at. Hollywood. Mrs. Morion YV. Mnson. I Mrs. Marion White Mason, wife of 1 Lewis F. Mnson. died yesterday morn-' 1 Ing shortly after 0 o'clock, at her home, 516 North Fourth Street. She had heon ill only a short while and her death was a shock to a wide cir? cle of friends. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons?W. H. XV. Mason? of West Virginia, and A. Courtney Mnson. of Richmond. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning nt 11 o'clock from tho residence. Services will he conducted by Rev. George XV. McDaniel. Pall-bearers will be as fol? lows: Honorary?Major A. R. Court? ney, Captain K C. Schwoickort, Finest Kubank, Robert Reeky, Jr.. ami Frank Crendell. Active?H. M. Crone. George A. Wingficld, .lr.. Leo Kldd, A. F. llulcher. \V. N. Watklns and .lohn Wil? son. Mi?. M. S. Street. Mrs. M. S. Street died suddenly ibis morning at 12:40 o'clock at her home. I South Beech Strebt; Her death will be a shock to a wido circle of friends Mid relatives. Mrs. Street was the mother of Mrs. Ada S. Rllis and Miss S. 13 Street, of Richmond, and she also leaves tho following sons: XV. A. SI reel, of Palmyra; Va.; Hcv. J, ,\. Street, of Isle of Wight county: Dev. If. II. Street, of Plaiiiviow. Ton., and \V. V. and C. M. Street, of Richmond. n. lien Bvaits. [Special to Tho Times-Dlspa Ich. 1 Concord. Va.. March 7.?D. Ren Kvun.c died In Asheville Tuesday at a hospital, where In- was being treated for con? sumption. The remains were, brought IMMOS CUIIKD IN ? TO M DAYS. Vour druKglst will refund money if PAZ? OINTMENT falls to Cure Itching, Hllnd. Blecdlnj or Protruding Piles ,n C-ll daja. SOc. hero and burial mado at Now Concord Church. Mr. Evans wnB forty-one years old. lie leaves a wife and throo small children, six brothers?Dr. T. W. Evans, of this place! ?lohn Evans, of Bluotlolu: William Kvnns. of Kansas; Chnrh.-s and Dan Evans, of Dynchburg ?three sisters?Mrs. French, of this place; Mrs. Susie itenson. of Crowe; Mrs. Hunter Land, of Pnrkorsburg, YV. Vu., and an aged mother, M rs. Grorgle llnrrcll. I Special to Tlin Timcs-Dlsnateh.l Gordonsville, Va.. March 7.?Mrs. CeorRle J la m il died at tho home of hor father, Q. M. Watkins, at. Thorp Mill, Ornngo county, Monday afternoon about. 2 o'clock:, after an illness of sev? eral weeks, tier remains wero brought to Cordonsvllle Tuesday afternoon at :? o'clock nnd Interred in Maplowood Cemetery. Besides her father, she is survived by her huaband, one child, ono brother. Tt. Q. Wntktns, Chlof of Police of Gordonsville, and two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Mlchie and Mrs. Montie Michle, both of this placo Mr*. Hnl Howard. [Special to The Tinics-Dispateh'j South Boston. Vn., March 7.?Mrs. Hnl Howard, aged seventy, died at her homo near this placo yesterday. She is survived by her husband, one son. Easlcy, and one daughter. Miss Sallio Pat Howard. Interment was juado in Oak ridge Cemetery at this place this afternoon. Mnt. Mary Ci Child*, f Special to The Timos-Dltjpa.tch I "Winchester. Va., March 7.?Mrs. Mary C. Childs, widow of Charles .1. Childs, and daughter of the late John Blue, of Clarke county, died at her home, | Summltt Point, Jefferson county, W. j Vn.; from Bright'a disease aged seven- i i y-four. Two sons, two daughters and | two brothers survive. S. W. Thrift. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Warsaw. Vn.. March 7.?S. W. Thrift, aged forty-nlno years, died tr's after? noon after an Illness of one week of pneumonia. A widow and five children survive him. Interment will tuke. place Thursday afternoon at Gideon church CcmctcFT. Mr*. Dltinn Gordon. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Harrison burg, Va.. March 7.?Mrs. Diana Gordon, fifty-six years old. died yesterday at Good's Mill. Kockingham county. She was Miss Plrkoy. She ] leaves two sisters and a brother. Joseph Plrkey, of Covlngton. She belonged to the United Brethren Church. }ir?. Nellie W. Marshall. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Krodei icksburg, Vn.. March 7.?Mrs. Nellie W. Marshall, wife of Washing? ton Marshall, died at her homo In King George county, after a brief illness, aged seventeen years. She Is survived by lter husband, her mother, two sis? ters and two brothers. Mm. Mary Itcynold.v (Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Freu? rleksburg. Va;. March 7.?Mrs. Mary Reynolds, wife of Preston Rey? nolds, of Orange county, died at her home a t St. Just a few days ago, aged thirty-five years. She Is survived by her husband and three children. ? A. W. Pn> no. I Special to The Times-Dispatch. ] Staunten. Va., March 7.?A. W. Payne, a Confederate veteran, of this city, aged seventy-five years, died last night, leaving a wife and three chil? dren. Mr*. Mitchell Agee. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.l Lynchburg, Va., March 7.? Mrs. Mitchell Agoe, aged twenty-seyeh years, died last night at the home of her sister. Mrs. Frank HIB, after a long Illness, She was the daughter of J. G, Brown, of Windfall, where the remains were taken for burial to-day. She is survived by an Infant. Mr*. Sarah Melle Dnvln. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchb?rg, v.l.. March 7.?Mrs. Sarah Belle Davis; aged eighteen years, wife of A. c. Davis, die.i last evening at her home. 2110 High Street, after a short illnes.--. in addition to her hus? band. Mrs. Davis is survived by ?> child II. C. Polmh vter. ' [Special to The Times-Dispatch | Sotith Best (?n. Vn., March 7.?If. C. Poludexter, aged sixty-eight, and an i ex-Coh federate soldier, died at his home at this plnoo after j a lingering illness early this morn? ing. He Is survived by his widow, four daughters?Mrs. W. B. petty, of Kon- i tucky; Mrs. Younger Tune, Misses DEATHS FJDLEU?Died, Tuesday. March 7. 1011. at 7:".,"i P. M.. at the residence of her parents, 702 North. TwerUy-fift h Street, \.\V.7Ay. STB ART FIDLER, wife of Mercer H. Fidler nnd daugh? ter of .lames M. and Jennie Shanks Woody, aged thirty-three years. Funeral notice later. \ DENOON?-Died; March 7. at 5 1'- M., at I her home. SI." Bast Marshall Street. MRS. BETT1B CARVER DENOON. relict of Daniel De.no?n, in the sev? enty-third year of her age. Funeral from the lomse, sir, Hast' Marshall Street, THURSDAY at 12 O'clock. Interment in Hollywood. STREBT?Died, suddenly, at the home of her daughter, 1 South Beech Street, 12:10 A. M.. March S. MRS. M. S. STREET; She leaves seven children: Two daughters. Mrs. Ada S. Ellis and Miss S. B. Street, and five sons. Mr. W. A. Street, Palmvrn. Vs.: Rev. .1. N. Street. Isle of Wight ?Olinty; Rev. II. II. Street. Plainviow. Texas; Messrs. W. F. and C. M. Street, of this city. Funeral notice later. ?FTERS?Pled, at 0:30 P. M.. March 7. NANNIE T.. wife of D. Oetcrs. at her residence. 2220 Beverly Street. Funeral notice later. FUNERAL NOTICE BOBII EN?The funeral of HENRY C. BODDKN will take place TO-DAY (Wednesday) nt 2 o'clock from the Third Street A. M. E. Church. Inter? ment at Evergreen. ^ We're always glad to see you in our store, and we want you to come often So even if it is only to buy a "Popular'* Song you'll find it profitable. It's a pleasure to us to sell all "Popular" Music at TEN GENTS a copy. Operatic and Classic Sheet Music. Also Music Dooks at lowest prices. Let us send a Victor Talking Ma? chine to your home. $10.00 und up, Kasy terms. 213 East Broad Street. A CABLE ?? EVERY DAY: Sal lie and Mary Poihdextor?two sons. Archer and Henry N. Poindexter. of. tlii;:, place. The funeral will lie at Oakrldge Cemetery to-morrow after? noon. Mtaft Hither StoiiteultiirKu. I Special to The Times-Dispatch.! Alexandria. Va., March "i ?Miss Esther Stoutcnburgh. Ilfty-two years old, died this morning at the home of her sister. Mrs. Charles A. Deahi; 21H South Alfred Street. She was a daugh? ter of the lato James A. and Esther Stoutcnburgh, and is survived hy one. brother, .lames A. Stoutcnburgh, ami two sisters?Mrs. Charles A. Dealt I ami Mrs. Kate W?olls, the latter of Wash? ington. Fnurrni of Judge Itcdd [Special to The Times-Dispat. Ii I Asidand. Va.. March 7.?The remain.* of Judge Samuel C. Redd, who died at his home. "North River." llahoyer county, on Saturday. were brought hero and interred with Masonic honors in Woodlawn Cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock. The Hcrvlccs wer.- con? ducted by Itevs. Quarlos an.l lawless The pall-bearers were Barrett Sydhor, E. w. Woolfolk, Clarence Taylor. I. A. 11 oof nagle. .1. Doswcll and \Vlll6ugh by Newton. Jr. Besides his widow, who was Miss Nannie Cartel, sinter "t" Hon. Hill Carter, of Ashland, be leaves three sons?Hill Carter; John and Samuel C. Redd, CASTORS A For Infants and Children. Ths Kind You Have Always Bought Boars the Signature of ^A^/Z^^< Do Your Eyes or Nerves Trouble You or have >ou ether chronic ailments? Call on Dlt. FORTNEY. Neurologist; Cll E. Broad Street, for free consulta? tion. Wonderful cures through neu lulogical methods. The Army of Constipation la Growing Smaller Every Day. CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS are responsible?they not> only giro relief? ihey permanently care Coaitipa (ion. Mil-, liont use them for Eiliono ?iii, Iaaifestioa, Sick Headaebt, Sallow Skia. SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE Genuine mtutbeit Signature Don't Take Chances with your advertising appropriation. Secure the. services of on agency who has made a success for others. Advice and plans Dee. Freeman Advertising Agency, Mutunl Building, Richmond, - Virginia. f_-t?-rr~i~~~ir~i?^~~j~TJtin*?1?m?*~>~-?'~?~r*"t''Prlr''itf??HUHiwmnMaiw ?i ?nj ?i ihwiujiiimm ._ 'u^"-"*" " ' * *~*^?-**?ttaimmm * " 1 ,J ~~ ? ? ? r* ' rr mBBSSBBSB i??i?MiiwmTi^iiTr?tify "The Results of Systematic Savings' ; COMPUTATIONS ! SHOWING ACCUMULATIONS OF MONTHLY SAVINGS DEPOSITS I Of One to Twenty Dollars in One to Five Years, When Interest is Compounded Semi-annually , at 3 Per Cent. Per Annum. Monthly i I Deposit. I Year. 2 Years. 3 Years. 4 Years. 5 Years ! $ 1.00.$ 12.19 $ 24.75 .$ 37.67 .$ 51.00 $ 64.72 , I 2.00. 24.3? 49.50 75.37 102.03 129 49 I I ,3.00. 36.58 74.25 113.08 153.06 194.26 | 4.00. 48.78 99.01 150.79 204.11 259.06 i :' 5.00. 60.97 123.78 188.47 255.13 323.81 6.00. 73.17 148.54 226.20 306.19 388.62 S ' 7.00. 85.36 173.29 263.90 357.22 453 37 I 18.00. 97.56 198.06 301.60 108.26 518 15 9.00 . 109.75 222.81 339.28 459.28 582 91 10.00. 121.95 247.57 376.99 510.33 647 70 11.00.134.14 272.33 414.70 561.37 712 47 ' 12.00. 146.34 297.10 452.43 612.43 777.28 13.00. 158.53 321.85 490.11 663.47 842.06 14.00 . 170.73 346.62 527.82 714.49 906 81 ?1 15.00 . 182.92 371.37 565.51 765.52 971 57 i 16.00.195.12 396.13 603.22 816.58 1,036.38 \ ; 17.00 . 207.31 420.90 640.93 867.61 1,101 14 1 18.00 . 219.51 445.65 678.62 918.64 1,165 91 19.00.231.70 470.41 716.33 969.70 1,230 70 I 20.00.243.91 495.18, 754.05 1,020.75 1,295!50 It has, hern our pleasant fortune lo assist many along the road Lo pros \ pcrity. Cm.: out this table of figures above and letit-serve as a reminder to j I lay aside a portion of your earnings regularly. |ll One dollar will start an acrount hen:, by mail or in person. Write for 1 booklet, "Banking by Mail." ? , 1 PLANTERS NATIONAL BANK, I i Savings Department, Twelfth and Main Sts., Riehmond, Va. Capital, $300,000.00. Surplus and Profits, $1,300,000.00. j \m 5 ^^^53gggsgaf^gsBa^-^s^?. ?- SBBSSB3 mSSESSSSSSSf* SBZBBBBhBBBS&II