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Personal AVDRY handsome supper whs given ut the Jefferson Hotel Saturday evening complimentary to Mio:i Davis; of Petersburg. and Miss Strother, of Lynchburg, who are house guests of Miss Alice Nelson, a. debutante of this winter. Covers were laid for eight guests and the table was decorated with American Beauty roses. YlnlKirtt tfntertuiurd; There are a good many guests visit? ing friends In town Just now. and most of the entertaining done in their honor lias been very attractive. Miss Fanny Tloverley, of '?Bland.lield," Essex county, Va., who Is the house guest of her brother, farter Bcverley-, at Gihtcr Park, has been the honorec at several functions lately. Notably among these have been two eery attractive card parties. Mrs. Peco was hostess at. cards last Wednesday in honor of Miss Bcverley, and the parlors were decorated in pink ami white tulips and bowls of pink roses. Tea was served at the tables at the conclusion of the game. Mrs William Sutten also entertained at cards for Miss Bcverley on Tuesday afternoon. The guest of honor wore a frock of pink chiffon, built over satin, "with a corsajge bouquet of violets ami lilies ot the Valley. A number of luncheons and teas will be given in her honor this week and she will be enter? tained at dinner at the Country Club to-night. 'I'. Garnctt Tabb was host at. a small dinner party at the Country Club on Saturday in honor of Miss Iiavemeyer, of New York, who is visiting her sis? ter, Mis. Thomas I- Moore. The table Avas get with pink flowers. Miss Violet Thaycr, of Boat?n. the house guest of Miss I sa belle ( arter. 1;- also being much entertained Among the functions given for Miss Thaycr was h luncheon at the Westmoreland Club, pf which Allen Potts was host; several dinners at the Country Cliib. end a email bridge parle Monday tilght by Miss Kli/.abcth Coclte, Miss Mary Chalmers also entertained informally ?last evening for Miss Thaycr after the rehearsal for Pinafore." Miss Thayor has recently beep a gucat of Her unclo and aunt Dr. and gua|OD$?i MADE IN RICHMOND r 65c Brushes stle price, 29c 25c Rubber Co nibs, -.tie price, 10c Cv PIANOS. Oldest in America. Best in tlie World. Fifth and Grace Streets. . B. Mosby & Co. Last Spring's Suits, $19.50 and $35.00; worth S.Sa.T.S to $85.00. * AND> mam ?ooa as the Name. Virginia Made WILTSHIRE'S 1009 E. Main St. Factory Clearance Sale NOW ON Rountree Trunk Store, 703 East Broad Our Bread has a homelike flavo.-. Best ingredients, improved facilities expert bakers arc the "reasons why." 516 East Marshall Street, 501 West Broad Street The Bread of Quality. NOLDE BROS. Fl 11 1 MW??? Have your old parlor suit and couch reupholstcred by Hopkins Furniture Co. 7 West Broad Street. american and?ETJROfTUN akum* Showing of Tailored Hats For early spring wear?$4.98, $7.50, $10.00 and SI2.00. T ^-?fca3=: ?-;-r | Mrs. Roland ?.'ott'>n Smith, in Wash i Ington. j >IImm l.cBr.v'? Wedding. The wcddliig of Miss Nora Ixsary and Stephen tiuskott Derby, of San FTan Icisco, will be celebrated Tuesday even, irig, April 25, at 8:30 o'clock in the liomc of the bride's: mother, Mrs. Thomas Leary. 1106 Oroyo Avenue. Owing to mourning in tin- bride's i family, only a few friends and rcl?- \ t'v.ea will be present at the ceremony, j which win be celebrated very quietly, i Miss Leary's maid of honor will be j Miss .Iran Cannon of Now Orleans, and I Arthur Derby, also of New Orleans, will ho the groom's best man. Miss Leary has been one of the most prom? inent girls in Richmond society since I per formal presentation, ami her wed ! 'ling will b<- one of the leading events j : of the coining month. I ; l.ra\r for North Carolina. Miss Edith Pou, daughter of James il poui of Raleigh, who lias been the guest of Mrs. Herbert Jackson, at D0? . West Franklin Street, for the past two : I weeks, lias returned to her liomc in ; (North Carolina .Mrs. Thomas Word.! who lias been visiting'friends in this I city for some time past, also loft yes ! tcrday for hc-r homo in North Caro- | liria In ICIchluond. Nathan B. Forrest, of Memphis, ! Tcnri.i adjutant-general of the Unit"! Song of Confederate Veterans, and W. j McDonald Lee; of Irving ton, Ya . State i ommander of the Sons of Veterans, i will make an official visit to Richmond to-day for the purpose of inspecting the R. E. Lee Camp of .'-o-js of Veterans. They will be tendered a luncheon at the Country Club to-day ; and a dinner at the Buriness Men's Club this evening. Dnnee Friduy Nigbt. Tlic Ginter Park Cotillion Club will j give a dance on Friday evening. Those j dancca are always delightful affairs and largely attended by t'ne members of the younger set. Tenrpom llbWteasc*. Hostesses at the tearoom in the palm ' garden of the Jefferson Hotel for this j afternoon win be Miss Poslc Meredith . and Mrs. Hiram M Smith. Tlic tables will be arranged with rose bowls of Jonquils. VUltlng Here. Mrs. J. <'. Carpenter and her <ia:jgh- j tor, Miss Louise Carpenter, of Clifton Forge, Va.. ate visiting relatives in this; city for several days. Later in the week they ckpect to return tej Clif. ton Forgo In their automobile; IteccMer?t nniTny, The wedding of Miss Margaret Glas? se! 1 Con way, daughter of Mrs. Charles Cation Cohway, to Samuel Parke I Regostcr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rcgcstcr, will take place this afte-r norin at S e?'clock, at the home of the brldo'a mother, lit East franklin Street. Only a few relatives and ihti niatc friends will bo present at the ceremony, and on their return froni a wedding trip Mr Rcgestcr and Iiis bride will be at home .it "D un i -?a t h," nca r \\'< stha mpt on t)f IntereM Mere. A inarririgo of great Interest here will take plare April 1 S in Charleston, S i'. when Miss Julia Howe pjnekney. of that cite, will be married to William F. Gray, formerly of Norfolk, but now a member of the firm of Kogers-Mc Cabe, in Charleston. The o\ont will be otic of the most fashionable and brilliant of the Easter weddings. Annual Meeting. The board of directors of the Re? treat for the Sick will hold their an? nual meeting on Thursday, March lb", i at 12 o'clock, at the Retreat. All treas? urers of funds and chairmen of com? mittees arc requested to lie present ami make their reports A full at? tendance is desired, .Meet To-IJny. Another interesting meeting will bo held tin- afternoon at 1 o'clock In the hall of the House of Delegates when the committees from tlic various charitable organizations will meet to discuss the proposed program for the Child's Welfare Conference, which is to be held here the middle r>f May. A large attendance is expected, as there seems to bo a widespread interest In this most desirable movement, i The mooting of the Girls' Auxiliary of the Instructive Visiting Nurses' As? sociation will bo held tliis afternoon at 3:15 at the Nurses' Homo. 201 East Cary Street. The time of the mooting was changed from t to 3:1?; o'clock i .so that the girls may attend tlic Child's i Welfare Conference at the House of Delegates. There will bo an important mooting i of the Senior Oakwood Memorial As | soeintlon in the Sunday school room of ] Si. John's Church at I o'clock this af- I tcrnoon. Important business will be transacted, and all members are urged to attend promptly. \ IkIiIn? 1? PctcrMtiurg. Mrs John A. Coke. Jr . and Mrs. Wal? ter Hubardi of Richmond, have, been recent guests of Mrs. Williarn H. Har i ison at her home in Petersburg. Mrs. Robert R. Pegram, also of this city, spent yesterday in Petersburg, whore she was u guest of Miss Alverda Eger t on. Annual Bnll. The annual Pttrim ball took place last evening in the ballroom of the Ma? sonic Temple, with n largo number of guests present. Decorations were in spring (lowers and palms and bay trees screened the orchestra. The lights wore shaded in rose color and a. color scheme of pink and white was very artistically carried out in all of the decorations. In and Out of Town. Mrs. Henry Warren, of Orange, Va., is spending this week with relatives in Richmond. Mrs. Thomas IT, Leary and Miss Nora Leary have returned to the city, after a stay of ton days in New York. Miss Lillian Carney, of Portsmouth. Is the guest of friends in Richmond for, a few days. Mrs. O. R. Mill, wdio has been sick for the past two weeks, is much tm J proved. Mrs. A. G. Anthony and Miss Mary Hicks, of this city, are visiting Mrs. Anthony's mother. Mrs. Madonia Bow? ling, in Frodericksburg. James Simpson, of this city, spent the past week as the guest of relatives in Slafi*ord county. Miss Lily Boush, of Hagerstown, Md., who has been visiting Mrs. Beim? Blair. Is now the guest of Mrs. Ella Goodrldgo In Norfolk. Mr. mill Mrs. George Bryan, of this, city, have beoh recent guests of rela? tives in Petersburg. Mr. and Mrs. Carter Bcverley are spending severaj days this week with relatives In Powhatan county. Misses Olive Gibson and Virginia Binford arc visiting Mrs. Horace Custla at her home in Washington. D, C. Mrs. Mollie Loti Harrison, of Peters? burg', is the g'?est of Mrs. Warner Moore at her borne on West Franklin Street. Mrs. .lullet r;hilton Keith will leave! town shortly to visit friends In Phil? adelphia. .Miss Gllchcrsbn, of Staunton. Is the i guest of Miss Annie Hayes on West Grace Street. j Sirs. Taylor Scott, of Warrentom Va., is visiting her son. Judge U, Carter Scott, In Richmond. Mrs. Joseph E. Taylor, of Woodland, near Danville. Va.. Is spending some time with relatives in this city. MEN WO It K SHOUT IIOIllSs OFFICIALS DB.VV AXV CUT [Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Roanoke, Va., March 11.?Norfolk and Western officials deny knowing anything of a cut in the hours of thr men employed in the shops hcr<s, but It Is a fact, according to those cm ployed theje. that the men are now working from 8 o'clock in the morn? ing until 1 o'clock In the afternoon. | with oiv hoar for dinner, while the old hours were from 7 in the morning until In the afternoon. Thb- r.ulc went into effect yesterday, nnd it is stated that fifteen machin? ists were laid off this morning In the shop? and that the repair gang on the Wcsl End yards, with the exception of those employed to repair loaded cars, have been laid off. Officials connected with the road will not have anything to say concern? ing the conditions pit existing. Some people are of the opinion that the sit? uation I. only temporary, while others i are inclined to think that It is the j beginning of a general cut in forces anil retrenchment of the company. Called to U nilc.ilinrn. fSncCial to The Tl nies-Dispatch 1 Wadesboro. N. C. March li.--At -i Congregational meeting held Sunday in th< Episcopal Church it was- unani? mously decided to extend a call to Rev. Mr. Bradley, of .Scotland Neck, to the rectorship of the church. The call was made out .by the vestry of the church and forwarded to Mi- Bradley yester? day. For Skin Sufferers If you have undergone the itching, burning, sleep - destroying tor? ments of eczema or other cruel skin erup? tion and have suffered from it6 embarrassing, unsightly disfigure? ment; if you have tried all manner of treatment, no matter hov/ harsh, disagreeable or expen? sive, to no avail, and have all but given up hope of cure, you can appreciate what it means to you and thousands of skin-tor? tured sufferers, young and old, when the first warm bath with Cuti cura Soap and gentle application of Cuticura Ointment bring instant and grateful relief, per? mit rest and sleep, and point to speedy and permanent alleviation. Sold eTcrywhert. Send to Potter Drue A Conn. Corp.. Boston, for book on the skin. For All Occasions. 5 W. Broad Street. " Lucca Olive Oil " IN EVERY i-ANTRY WHERE PfJRITY PREVAILS. CHASIE TRAFIERI, Importer Mad. 4220. 500 West Main St. The Best in FURNITURE Always Sydnor & Hundley, Inc. Special Suit and Fur Values AT Baylor-Yarborough Co.'s, 207 East Broad HAVE YOU SEEN THE AT Pettit & Co/s? Handy,these, are Go o'dBiscuits' Good biscuits are largely de I pendent upon good Baking Powder. Thus, Good Luck is really oread insurance. Thai's why you will find it on the pintry :-.!ir'( of rhs criininating house* keepers. Your grocer has it. THE SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Richmond, Va. one of '.-Jiicli -Netting, a rcor the it He Will Represent Independents on Directorate of Missouri Pacific. St. Louis. Mo., March 1 5.-?Four men riot originally on the Kahn. lyOCb and Company ticket, as given out by Gco. J. Gould last mootlh were among others elected directors of the Mis? souri Pacific Railway Company at the stockholders' meeting here today. K Lancaster Williams, of Baltimore, who represents an independent faction anioiu; the stockholders, wai the four elected. The election of directors, month ago threatened to be passed off quietly. it means gaiilzatlon of the railway and tirement of George .J. Gould from the presidency to chairman of the board. Independents won representation oh the board without opposition When the Kuhn. Loeb- Rockefeller interests saw Williams had sufficient vote.; tu el- et himself, they made no protest. The other three men are 13. is. Pry or, now fourth vice-president of the Wabash.; S- F. Pryor, former pur? chasing agent of the Missouri Pacific! anil Charles S. Clarke, lirst vice president of the road. Charles S. Clarke cast the votes for the Kuhn-Koeb-Rockefeller intcre: The. St. Louir>, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway met at the same time and elected directors The director:! of the roads are: Mis? souri Pacitic?George j; Gould, Fred? erick' T. Gates Cornelius Vandorbill, JB. T. Jeffrey, Edgar L. Mars ton. Paul M. Warburg, Edwin Could. E. D. Adams. E. B. Pryor, S. F. Pryor, C. S. Clarke and R. Lancastei Williams. W. K. Rix by and O. Li. Garrison, of St f.nuis, .and J. J. Slocum, of the Sage Interests, retired, and said they did not seek to be directors. 15. B. Pryor. vice-president of the Wabash, was substituted for Mr. Blxby* S. B Pryor, former purchasing agent of the Mis? souri Pacific and now interested Jn wholesale hardware house, for Mr. Garrison, and C. S. ?"Marke for Mr. Slocum. Mr. Garrison has represented ] George J. Gould in "the railroad eoal j properties. j St. Tronin, Iron Mountain and South- I ern Railway: George J. Gould, J. J. Slocum, Klngdon Gould. Frank J. Gould, E; T. Jeffroy, R. M Galloway Howard Gould. L. Nicoll, Jay Gould, <"' S. Clarke, O. L. Garrison, E. C Sim- ; mons ami B. F. Edwards. The new men on the Iron Mountain directorate are Frank J. Gould; R. M. G?lTowa> i and O. l> Garrison. John T. Tarry, 11 B. flenson and Lawrence Green, ot New Vork. retired The directors of both companies met and adjourned to meet in .New York March 2i. when officers will be chatten. R Lancaster Williams received the highest vote of any director. He ob tatned proxies for S2.039 shares of stock and voted oaeh share thirteen times for himself, making i total of 1,066,507 votes. Each of th" other twelve directors received 621,716 votes. Of the S30.000 shares of stock, 6555 900 were voted. Of these 65-1,Soli Were voted by proxy and 1,065 votes by the owners WOODMEN OF THE WOftMi A R 15 MEETIXCi I V UOAXOKE (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Koanoke. Va., March It..-To-day the seventh biennial convention of the Woodmen of the World of Virginia; West Virginia. Maryland, Delaware and tlie District of Columbia was opened here with an address of welcome by Mayor Joel IT. Cutchln, of Roanokc response by D. W. Thayer. of Wash? ington. 1). (.'.: address of welcome oh] behalf of business men. by R. H. An gell, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce; response by W. If. Fair less, of Portsmouth: and an address on behalf of the local Woodmen, de? livered by James E. Glsh, of Roanokc. Head Consul Thayer Is presiding. About -100 delegates are here. AM EG ED .M UllDEREHS CA I.I.ED TO 'RIAL (Special to The Times-Dispatch 1 Wilson. N'. C. March 14.?Although bills of indictments have been returned against four of the Louis West crowd for murder in the tirst degree, counsel for the prosecution have decided t< try only two of them under this charge ?Louis West and Ed. Purcell, alias Stetson?as It Is well established that these two were In Mary Young's house when Deputy Sheriff George Mumford was murdered and both bred shots. They were arraigned this morning, after which Judge; Adams ordered a special venire of 250 jurors drawn to appear to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, The jury Is expected to bo secured dur? ing the morning session and the trial well under way to-morrow afternoon. Ticket AKenln In Session. Norfolk. Va.. March 1L--The six? teenth annual convention of the Na? tional Association of Ticket Agents be? gan here to-day. the convention receiv? ing an enthusiastic. Impetus with the presence of main- women. J. II. Ster? ling, of the Plttsburg and Lake Erie Ratlrond. is presiding. The convention will be In session two days, the dele? gates leaving to-morrow night for Jacksonville and Key West on route to Havana, Cuba. A feature of to-day's entertainment was a trip through Hampton Roads on the Merchants; and Minors' steamer Nantuckct. HIS PRISONER LODGED IN JAIL Officer Brings Frank Gurley, Alleged Embezzler, Back From Knoxvillc. [Special to The Times-blBDatch.i Ralolgh, x. a. March l-i!-?Deputy Sheriff Wall returned to-day from ; Kno.wllle, Tonn., bringing a white man named Krank Gurley, who was lodged j In jail awaiting a hearing on the charge of embezzlement of the funds : of tlio Apo.\ Hosiery Mills wiillo cm- I Ployed there as superintendent and general manager. Gurley formerly lived hero, acting as Mtperlutendcrit of tlio Martin Hosiery Mill. leaving for .\pe.\ j about a year ago. .\ few weeks ago he disappeared from that town and j no trace of him could tic found Shryt- | ly afterwards an export accountant j was engaged to go over tlic hooks of the compahy, with the result that ho j ascertained there had been a misappro? priation of funds, suspicion pointing to Gut Icy. effort... were made to locate him. and finally he was arrested l i t week In Kubxvlllo. Iictisc Extended. It Is learned thai Hie State's lease on Camp Glenn, at Mbrehcad city, lit-: been extended Iffty years longer than ; the original thirty-year lease, and many Improvements will be made, in- j eluding the erection of a number off permanent storage warehouses. The; camp is used as the permanent on- j ca'mpment grounds of the three North j Carolina regiments. Richard Thompson, a ymni: white ! painter, wa.- sent to jail to-day in j default of a <2imi bond on the .marge of breaking into the residence of \V. ?T Peale and stealing furniture last, week. Thompson has a brother who 1$ also in jail oil the charge of rob? bing- Brown Shepard'i home <>f a num? ber of articles of furniture several J days ago. V. M. C. A. Hay. Special services will bo hold in all of the rhun lies of Raleigh March 26 in the interest of the v. M. G. A. move? ment, this .late having boon selected as Y. M <'. A Day hy the ministers of Ibis eityi The whirlwind campaign to raise }.;:.iioo for a V. M. C. A. building In Raleigh will start a! once. M. C Wil? liam-, who is to direct it. having al? ready arrived and opened headquarters in tin; Chaihbcr of Commerce rooms. Governor Kltchln it- enjoying a few days' vacation after a siege of steady work for a long time, .jfe loft Mnn day a f tot noon, accompanied by Mrs, Kitrhin, for Roxboro to visit relatives tit Ills home town. "?rnl.'iii'cd to the Bonds. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Staunton. Va.. Mti roh II.?Two ne? groes were s.-nt to work the State highways to'-day from the Corporation Court -Walter Turner. <>f Goochland, two years Cos- forging the name of a contractor t?> a check, and Roy Stuart, one year, for stealing a crate of eggs. MRS. BEATTIE CONFINED TO BED Can't Say Too Much For Friend That Helped Her, When Others Failed. Mt. Holly, X. C.?"For years," says Mrs. Eliza Bcattic of this city, "I suf? fered with backache, headache and wo? manly trouble;, ami all the doctors die] mc nr> good. I was confined to my bed a lone. time. Since I have been taking Cardui 1 fori better than for the past 10 years. Cardui has done me more good than all the doctors. Xow I am able to do my housework. 1 don't have any headache, or any backache, and I feel like a new woman. I can't say too much in praise of the Cardui treatment. 1 think it is great, arid 1 "ill recommend it to all suffering ladies." If you arc a weak, sick woman, suffer? ing from lack of appetite, lack of blood, lack of nervous energy, Cardui is probably just what you need to build up your w o? manly system. Cardui is not recommended for every? thing. It is not a cure-all. It is a modi cine for women, and only for women. That is why Cardui helped Mrs. Bcattic and why it will help other weak women who need building up in a natural, safe and gentle way. Card it i has helped a million women. Lot it help you, ion. Begin to-day. N. B ? Write to 1..idios* Advisory Dept., Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, 'renn., for Special Instrtu lions and 64-pagc book. "Homo Treatment for Women," sent in plain wrapper on tcqucst. The Gossard Corsets They lace in front. Carried exclu? sively by1 us. The Corset Sh?p? 317 N. Fifth Street. Mrs. A. J. PYLE, Prop. urgens I Special midwinter prices for re i upholstering parlor buites. Y?ti ran pay us in weekly or monthly installment:.. Feel Stronger and Better Gen t lemon: I think ynur "Mllam" is a grnnd medicine. I feel stron^M" and better, moro active and able, to stand up under my work, inj digestion has Improvod and my oyeaight seemfl to hn\o spared in tho Kcnernl improvement. (REV.) 11. P. GUKRR.VNT. Dnnvlllo, Va.. Auk- 28. 1010. "Stop Cooking the Cook." Buy "Direct Action" Gas Ranges. Hc.it in the world at any price RYAN, SMITH & COMPANY -.-? m . mwmi Here AreThree Propositions j Can You Wear Any of These Sizes ? ? 8, n i-,1, 9 or 10. They are $6.00 Shoes. Pat- (ftrfe ffcl"* 1 cnt, viei and dull. Well made. Good stock. ^H/^ !tf?"l ! New shoe1-. This wed' , a pair. ? 0 j High Class Edwin Clapp Men's Shoes $6.00, $6.50 and $7.00 regular prices.' No bet- ft* A |"\F* Itcr shoes made in this country; All leathers. ?ft&3< All sizes. This week, a pair. ? 0 I A First Class $5 Men's Shoe IOrie of the best makes on the. market; Always fofl CfeE? ^r.lfj at S.K.on. and .1 real bargain ai that. AU ?^^J/J) leathers. All sizes. This week, a pair. ' ! Seymour Side, 11 WEST BROAD Department of Agriculture Shows Vast Possibilities of This Crop. Wat-ill net on. D. C March lt.?-The possibilities for the prolitablo cultiva? tion of the peanut in the Southern I States, especially in the cotton boll vveovll belt, where this Insect has ren? dered it almost impossible to grow cot? ton with success, "are pointed out Iii a bulletin on ??The- Peanut," just Issued by the Department of Agriculture. In fact, It is shown that the peanut may be grown in the boil weevil districts in the South with much more profit than the white staple. When the value of the commercial peanut crop of the United States fop 1908 was estimated at $12.000,000, the wonder is expressi d that this article of food is not more generally cultivated. particularly in the South and Southwest, where It can be grown at great profit. The demand for the peanut as an article of food la constantly growing. In this connection, the interesting fact i.~ developed that this country is a large purchaser of peanut oil from abroad, while there are thousands of acres of waste lands In the South capable of producing enough peanuts to keep the cot tun-seed oil mills run? ning and furnish more than enough oil for home, consumption. That the cultivation of the peanut is a prolltable industry may be seen from the figures of the bulletin An acre of first-class peanuts, calculating the yield at a ton of vines, is worth from js to $10. and tie bushels of peas, worth ?10 lo ?00. will give an Income of ?tS to ?70. The cost of growing an acre of peanuts is variously esti? mated at $12 to $25; thus showing a net. return of $36 to Sir.. This is above the average for the crop as now grown in the I'niied States, it is state,i, but decidedly lower than may be expected under favorable conditions and proper cultural methods. F A n M E R S' IXSTIT U TE HEM) AT Tl ltnEVIl.I.i; [Special to The Times-Dlsp?tch; 1 Turbevllle, Va., March 11.?The Stat? Department of Agriculture held a . farmers' institute in the High School at this point yesterday, at which ad? dresses were delivered by W. I). Zlrih and J. G. Gordon. State Institute lecturers, and by .1. 11. Bin ford, of the Co-Opera - tlvo Education Association, w. W. Wilklns; United States, farm demon? strator for Halifax county, was also present, and spoke in the interest of the boys' corn clubs. Professor W. '!. Irvln presided over the meeting. The addresses were Interspersed with son-.... and instrumental music by 'he pupils of the school. This institute was hebl under the auspice.1 of the School League; which has done an excellent work durlncr the present session, The Turbevllle High School has perhaps the largest school grounds of any school In the State, tielng situated near the centre of a tcn-acro lot. Through the efforts oi the league this lot has been plowed and sown down in rye, with ? ?? view of eventually sowing i? In grass. The pupils of the school have set. out shade trees, and many other Improvements are under way. Professor Alger Testifies That Puritan Test Was Carried Out Properly. Norfolk. Va.. March lt.? Th* (h.Vn.se to day began ilic presentation' of its case in th<? trial by court-martial at tho Norfolk Navy Yard 0f Captain Austin M. Knlgh't in connection with tho sinking of the United states monitor Puritan, following explosive t'.ats to which she was subjected in H..nip ton Roads last fall under direction 'if Cap? tain Knislii. Among those summoned to testify for the def-r.se arc Prof. Alger, of the chair of Mathematics .u the United Stiles Academy, who Ih also of counsel for the defense; Ensigns Strublo and Pickering; Major O'lferhj U. :-. A., and Naval Conjitnic-1 tors Watt and Robin ton. It Is altogether probable, that Captain Knight will also go on the stand to testify in bid own behalf, It is believed thai the defense will requlru about two days for the presentation 61 its Bide, of tin1 case, .ind a day will be ro riulred for the summing up and argument. Prof, Philip Ri Alser. wlnj Is' duty in the fiiire.ni or' Ordnance In Washington and a member of the hoard of' which ''apt.'in Knight !t> t!i* president, stated that tho ex? plosion caused much more serious d.imsR. t,i the Puritan than was anticipated by any member of the hoar.'., lie said that in the opinion of Captain Knight it was unlikely tyal any serious damago would rcs.jlt from iIia tests of the explosion. Speaking of a memorandum which had been prepared in Washington from surges lions of Captain Knight and other members ol ihn hoard, und* w hielt is in cvklcn ? In the case, Prof. Alger slated 11,at the mini ?randuni had bitim prepared nioro (o- Ilm sathifnetfon of Inventor (sham and fen grusumun lluosou than for any fear that ?h* s'ii;r.-5tio:is .*ontntn?d th?|*ein would be really necessary. Mo said that be did not tb that this memorandum had boon transmitted to the commandant of this navy ><ird. as it lnd no bearing oh him at all. Asked by Major Leonard if lie thought that the experiment was conducted In a. proper manner, Prof. Algcr said that J?o ' H was and that everything con ne< ? id v. Uli tho actual experiment was prop? erly carried out. A real delicate, small, ten? der, tine garden flavor. 13c can. Hermann Schmidt Monroe 101. 504 East Broad Street. Stetson Hats - Spring Styles I H FURNITURE COMPANY SPECIAL SALE I 1429 E. Main St. 117 W. Broad" St. Drink Panacea Mineral Spring Water livery bottle, cork and cap sterilized before filling. OWENS .y MINOR DRUG CO., Richmond, Va. LADIES' TAILOR AND SUIT MANUFACTURER, S. W. Corner Seventh and Franklin Streets, Opp. P. O. Madison 5175. Monroe 1035 9t "GREEN CASTLE Kitchen Cabinets will lessen kitchen la bar. Try one. Sold by Rothert & Co., Fourth and Hroad, A. B. C. Capitol Wrapped Loaf "The beat bread you ever tailed." i Wrapped in wtixod pap?-r?not touch-' i ed by human hands unttl It ta served I on your t::bU. ? ,'?c. at Votir Grocer'*. 1 AMKIIIl A.' /'UK.\l> AM? UAKIIVO CO* I a. K. to. I'.- t.cl?r*? ?te***.