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Great Plume Sale
Continued To-day,
Saving one-third and more
on every purchase ,
Extraordinary values for to?
day's sale. Adjoining building,
No. 40J East Broad Street.
>fk MBUni".?.'".?l "
Social and
ersona
Mils. GAHNETT ANDREWS, who
has been stopping ul the Jct
fcrsou Hotel hero Blnce last
Eovombor. left last week for lookout
Mountain, where Hhe expects lb spend
the summer months. Mrs. Andrews
makes her home In Chuttsuoogu, Term.,
It lid I? one of tho most admired women
In Southern society. A grout deal of
handsome entertaining, was done In
her honor during her visit lo Rich?
mond, and several of the most attrac?
tive affairs this season were given by
Mrs. Andrews at the Jefferson. Misses
Funny Scott. Camilla Wollford, Emma
Conquest and Kulhorlnc I lagan will
no to Tennessee In July to spend that
month as Mrs. Androws's guest at Look?
out Mountain.
In N'e.iv York.
Mrs. E r. Robinson, of 512 East
Franklin Street, will leave to. day for
New York, where she will spend sumo
lime as the guests of friends. She will
also visit friends In Long Island and
East Orange, New Jersey, before re
turnlng to her home in Richmond. Mis.
ltoblllBOn will probably go to the
tlreenbrler White Sulphur Springe for
the month of August.
Zr.uKogeiucnt Announced.
Mrs Catherine Anderson, of Norrls
t'iwn. Pa., recently announced the en?
gagement of her daughter, Mary
Catherine, to Temple Jackson English,
r: Philadelphia, formerly of this city.
The wedding will occur In the autumn.
Mliiu Anderson Is pleasantly remem?
bered In Richmond, having bnen tho
fruest of Mr. and Mrs. .losoph Jack
tsoh English here last spring.
Mix? Cdufthy Entertained.
The Misses Iligglns entertained very
charmingly last evening In honor of
their niece, Miss Kathleen C'aughy. who
leaving the last of the month to
Join her parents In Italy. The parlors
v ere prettily decorated with big vases
ol spring flowers, and quite a number
<: guests called during the evening.
Honored Abroad.
Mi-.. decile Ay res, daughter of Dr.
Eugene K. Ayres, formerly a resident
01 this city, has been accorded a re
inarkuble demonstration on her tour
There is pleasure
in cooking when
using this brand.
Suggestions
TO THOSK WHO PACK THEIR
FURS, MUFFS AND
WOOLENS.
Camphor Gum, 85c lb.
Moth Halb, 6 lbs., 25c.
Flake Naphol, 8c Ib., 1 lbs. for
25c.
Camphorated Crystals; 25c.
Oriental Camphor, 20c Ijox.
T. A. MILLER CO.
DRUGGISTS.
519 East Broad.
M Mad. 3199. Hourly -Deliveries
HAVE YOU SEEN
THE
New Method Gas Ranges
AT
Pettit & Co/s?
The Bread of Quality.
NOLDE BROS.
Special values in Men's and
Boys' Underwear to-day.
??
IF YOU ALREADY OWN A
HAMILTON WATCH
you have a reliable timepiece. If not, let.
/Tie show it to you?one of the finest
w\ tnerica n - made Watches?17 jewels?
?$15.00 and tip.
, Smith & Webster, Inc.
[Time Specialists, - - 012 E. Main bt.
through Scandinavia thin aprlng as
a concort pianist. A cablegram re
Conlly recelvtd announces her concei ts
hrllllunt- succossos, and the press no?
tices are most flatter'tig In their praise.
Miss Ayrcs has been studying In Ber
llu for the past three ycurs under
Wassllll Saponoff and Usslp Gabrllo
Wltch, it man woll known 'h musical
circles of Europe. Sho will play this
summer In Holland with tho Philhar?
monic Orchestra, conducted by Mr.
Gubrllowitch.
MIim Tucker MoKtena.
On Thursday evening of last week I
Mlsa Gooigie Tucker i entertained In j
celebration of her eighteenth birthday
ut her home. Oil Eust l^elgh Street.
Pink and wh'tc flowers decorated the
dlnlug-room, and the same color schem0
was curried out In tho parlors. Music
and games amused the guests, and
Misses Mary Tulley anu Henry Knaul)
were awarded the prizes in tho llorul
contest.
The guests of Miss Tucker for Th?rs- j
duy evening were Misses llyun, Mary j
Tally, Myrtle Harret I, llaltle Wlekhum, ?
Do vie Smith, Annie Phillips. Nannie ,
Loving, Annie .Muson, Ellen Chtldress, i
Mutlle Curler. Kutle Ellis, Ortie and :
Mary roe; Messrs. Loving, Korr, Davis.
Lewis, Catlln. Davidson, Henry Knaub, .
Howard Uyrd, Henry Menisci Hubbard, i
Mariun Hlddell, E. C. Clarke, of Suf- i
folk; Mrs. C. E. Tucker, of Brooknoal; !
Dr. 1). Ii. Massi-y, Dr. E. A. Dunn.
To lie ..lurried lu .luue.
William Huw unnounces the enguge- |
ment and approaching murriago of his :
daughter, Mary Austin, to Ur. Joslah1
Leulte, of Deanes. Va.. the ceremony:
to lake place In the home of the bride'
in Ashland on Thursday, June I. Only
the Immediate relatives of the bride;
ami groom will be present ut the cere- |
mony, which will Abe celebrated very;
quietly. \ ? I
Tu Visit Itclallvcn Here.
The Baltimore Sun of yesterday
morning contains 'he following article
of Interest here:
"Mr. and Mrs. It. Lancaster Williams
will leave the end of this week foi
Hlchmond, where they will remain un- I
ill the first part or June. Mrs. Wil- 1
Hams, accompanied by Mrs. Hlckok, of
Hlchmond, will sail lor Europe on
June 10, where they will spend the
Kummer traveling extensively on the
Continent, being joined later in the
summer by Mr. Williams. '
Meetings Tn-Duy.
The Hlchmond Chapter, United '
Daughters of the Confederacy, will
hold an Important meeting this morn?
ing at 11 o'clock in Ley Camp Hall.
The members of the chapter are called
together at the request of Mrs. S. W.
Williams, and all are asked to attend.
The Alumnae Association of Miss
Ellen's School will moot this after?
noon at I o'clock In the school build?
ing, 14 North laurel .Street. ThlB is
the annual meeting for the election
of officers. Reports will also be made
on "Pinafore," the opera recently pre?
sented by the association, and plans
will be discussed for a possible opera
next year. Every former student ol
the school, whether a member of the
association or not. is urged to be pres?
ent.
The Know Your City Study Clust
will hold a meeting in the auditorium
of the John Marshall High School thit
afternoon at Ii:15 o'clock. Picture.1
taken by Miss Elolse Johnston of I hi
most Interesting phases of Hie work
tnken up by the class will be shown,
and It promises to be a most Interest?
ing meeting. Members of the class
are privileged to ask their friends.
By tbe Womnn'a Club.
A brilliant and fashionable audience
tilled tho auditorium of tho John Mar?
shall High School last evening for tho
annual concert given by the Woman's
Club. This concert Is the closing |
muslcale of a series of very Interesting ?
affairs that have entertained the mem?
bers of the club this season, and was i
one of the most pleasing concerts given
by the Philharmonic Orchestra In this I
city. The program was well .chosen, I
and the audience was most enthusiastic
In Its applause. Grieg's "Norwegian
Dance." No. 2, being perhaps the most
[leasing selection.
Mrs. Walter C. Mercer, as soloist of
the evening, was enthusiastically re?
ceived. She has a perfectly lovely so?
prano voice nnd a charming personality
that won her audience at once.
W. Henry Baker, conductor of the
orchestra. Is quite prominent In
musical circles here, und the orchestra
Is composed entirely of local talent.
Mrs. A. E. Iloen was chairman of the
evening. The concert wa3 a big suc?
cess, a fitting close to the number of
musical functions given at the Wo- i
man's Club in the past several months
Id and Out of Town,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davy Eagles
field, of Indianapolis, are spending
some time with Mr. and Mrs. Hasklns
liobson. In Powhatan, before going to
New York.
Mrs. Grayson Hall, who has been the
guest of friends in Richmond, leaves
this morning for her home in Fauqulor
county.
Miss Helen Sievens, Nan Goodwin
and Cecil Stevens have returned to the
city, after spending the week-end nt
Old Point.
Mrs. Duke Putney, who was recently
operated on at St. Luke's Hospital, Is
slowly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Justls have
returned to the city, after spending a
lew days with relatives in Powhutan
con nty.
Miss Sully Hayward, of New Or?
leans, Is Hie guest of Miss Mary Pat?
terson, at Korest Hill, en route fot
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mrs. Allen Patton, of Danville, In
visiting friends in this city for some
weeks.
Miss Eouln Cardoza has returned to
the city, after spending several weeks
?villi Mr. and Mrs. John Fenncll In
Augusta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Gooch, of
Sluunton, are tho guests of Mrs. R. T.
Huntor, at 215 East Franklin Street
for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mackubin will
close their home In Baltlmoro the lat?
ter part of tho'month and spend the
summer in Virginia.
Miss Mabel Beasley, of this city, who
has been \ a guest of Mrs. William
Green In Alexandria. Is now visiting In
Winchester.
Mrs. Egbert Leigh, Jr., has returned
to the city, after spending a few days
at her country place, near Rapldun.'
tllda for Site Opened.
ISpecial to Tho Tlms?-Dl3patch.]
I Washington, D. C. May 15.?Bids
wore opened at tho Treasury Depart?
ment lo-day for n site for'tho Federal
1 building at Wnynesboro. Vs. Frye ,<t
Harber offered their lot on corner of
Wayne Avenue and Mulberry Street for
} 10,000, nnd W. A. Rife, his loi. on
Hayne Avcnuo for 57.500.
Sour Stomach,
Bowel Trouble,
Dizziness
Letters like the one recently received
from Mr. Kader are convincing
proof that Duffy's Pure Malt Whis?
key Is the world's greatest tonic
stimulant and medicine, and that
It docs all and more than is claimed.
"For ihe past two years I suffered
indescribable misery from a complication
of troubles, especially in my stomach and
bowels, and I had spells of dizziness,!
which frequently caused inc to fall from .
my chair or off my feet.
"Two months ago I started using Duf- i
fy's I'urc Mall Whiskey, and I owe my
life t<> its use. It has built up my weak- j
cued system and prevents sour or sick j
stomach. It- gives me the most, natural ?
appetite I have had in my life, and since j
I began using it I have gained 12 pounds; j
over one pound a week. I shall always I
praise it, and do all I can to advance its'
use by suffering htimauity."- -('. 11. I
Kader, Lewjsburg, W. Va.
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey
is willing to aland on its rc< ord ol 50
years and on what the pcuplc who have
tried it say about it.
Pause and think: it is Ihe only medi?
cine or remedy that has been before the j
people more than 50 years and has stood I
the most searching analysis and tests,
yet always been found absolutely pure
and the standard of excellence.
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey is the I
only whiskey that was taxed by the!
Government as a medicine during i
rhe. Spanish-American war.
Sold IN SEALED BOTTLES ONLY
by druggists, grocers and dealers every?
where, or shipped direct lor SI.00 per
largL- bottle
The Duffy Mall Whiskey Co., Rochester, N. Y.
MANY CHARTERS
10 BE ANNULLED
Corporation Commission Kindly
Notifies Concerns of Impend?
ing Disaster.
About 100 corporations which have'
not paid their fees to the Stale for the
years 1909 and 1910 will to-day receive
little notes of reminder from tho State
Corporation Commission. Note the di?
plomatic ihr.ru .?:. used by Clerk R. T. j
Wilson In this delicate matter:
"The commission Is unwilling to al- j
low the charter of your corporation
to be forfeited without calling your
attention to the fact that fail?
ure to pay the fees for the years
1909 and 1910 will, on May 31. 1911,
operate without further proceedings
as a revocation and unnulment of the
charter."
The amounts due by these concerns]
vary In accordance with the capital
stock, the minimum being $15.75. This
Includes the registration fee for three
>ears and the penalty. Five per cent,
penalty Is assessed for failure to pay
these assessments before- March 1 of
the year for which assessment Is made,
with 0 per cent. Interest on the fran?
chise tax, and on the penalty from that
date to May 31, 1911.
Settlement must be made by bank
draft or aertlfled check payable to the
Treasurer of Virginia. This applies
both to concerns chartered In Virginia
and to those foreign corporations which
have procured certificates of authority
to do business In this State.
THE REAL FACTS
ABOUT MRS. FINCHER
As Told by Herself, in a Letter
Lately Received, Giving Full
Particulars About Her
Case.
Pcavy. Ala.?"J had been troubled a
little for about seven years," writes
Mrs. I.udte Flncher, of this place, "but
was not taken down until March. 1907,
when I went to bed and had to have
the doctor.
"He did all he could for me, but I
got no better. I hurt all over, even to
my arms, so badly T could not rest. 1
had pains In my sides, back, bowels,
shoulders and chest. I can't tell how
I did suffer.
"At last 1 began to take Cardul. and
I hadn't taken but half a bottle until
r began to Improve.
"I continued to take It until 1 had
taken four bottles, and now I am In
very good health and able to do all my
house, work."
Tou may wonder why this medicine.
Is so successful In cuTlng sick women,
after other medicines have failed. The
answer 1b not far to seek.
Cardul is successful because it Is
composed of Ingredients that act spe?
cifically on the womanly constitution.
It Is not a cure-all. It is a medicine
for women, und only for women.
Its success is due to Its merit.
Try it.
K. B.?Write to Indies' Advisory
Dept.. Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Chat?
tanooga. Tenn., for Special Instruc?
tions and 61-page book, "Home Treat?
ment for Women." sent In plain wrap?
per on request.
Carload of Beautiful Dining
room Furniture just in from
Grand Rapids.
Sydnor & Hundley, Inc.
Demonstration of the
Caloric Fireless Cooker
this week. Come nnd bring your
friends.
J?RGENS,
Adams and Broad. v
Books Opened To-Day All Over
State for New Names and ]
Transfers.
All those who desire, to register In 1
order to take part In the primary elec-j
tlon of September 7 will be given an !
opportunity 10 qualify themselves to- I
day. The semi-annual registration ol '
voters will be conducted ut all the !
twenty-nine precincts of Richmond, |
and In all precincts throughout the |
State.
The next registration day will be on
October 7, which will be uftor tho
primary. This (iocs not mean that no.
other opportunity will be given to '
register, for any one qualified may at- j
lend to this up to and even on the day
of the primary, if he can und the reg- ',
Istrar at his home. These olllcers In- |
variably are glad to accommodate cltl- i
zens. but their convenience must, of j
colirso, be consulted, for on but two'
days in the year are they required to!
sit at specified places.
The place of registration nnd the ,
name of the registrar for ouch iitaclnct
in the city Is here given. It Is urged '
by party leaders that all Intending,
voters register to-day. Bui a few j
moments will be required. Boll tax- J
receipts for the past three years should :
be taken to the reglstrnr, save in tho '
case of young voters, who have but i
one year's taxes to pay, or those who j
have moved Into the State between two j
and thrbe years ago, who must show
recLipts for two years.
Clay Ward,
i/ifst?r,l7 West Main, Walter C.
Cottreil.
Second?210 South Harrison. Robert
B. Walton.
Third?301 South Laurel, John R
Hooper. , *.
Fourth?1820 West Cary, Joseph 13
I Hcindl.
l,ee Ward.
! First?1201 West Broad. H. J Haw
ley.
Second?60S West Broa'l. Chnrles E,
Eoehr.
Third?lSJfi West Broad. Peter Win?
ston. v
Henry Ward.
First?5 South First. James W. An?
derson.
Second?221 West Broad. Andrew
Krouse.
Third??O.I Brook Avenue. E. J.
. Hulchcr.
Monroe Ward.
I hirst?206 Fast Canal. W. T. Fitz?
gerald.
I Second?212 North Third. J. H. Ricks.
Third?-107 North Third, L.. T. Jack?
son.
Fourth?S00 North Second. Daniel A.
Welnburn.
Madison Ward.
First?Building southwest corner j
Clay and Eighth Streets, A. D Tenser.
Second?109 North Eighth. Donald M.
Blair.
Third?207 Governor. Goodman Davis.
Fourth?600 North Seventeenth
Street. J. J. Cox.
JcfferHon Ward.
First?24 North Seventeenth Street,
E- H. Warren.
Second?2205 East Main, Charles
Eoss.
Third?2306 Church Hill Avenue. O.
| L. Albertson.
Fourth?Masonic Hall. North Twen?
ty-fifth Street. C. W. Sims.
Marshall Ward.
First?3721 Second Street, Fulton.
H. A. Cavedo. ,
Second?.ill East Franklin, W. E.
Eanes.
Third?701 North Twenty-eighth
Street, Henry Brlzzolaro.
Washington Ward.
First?C. E. Walthall.
Second?Frank S. Anderson.
Third?M. A- Rightsall.
Fourth?W. D Porter.
FIRST EVIDENCE
If! CUTCHIN CASE
Jury Secured Without Trouble,
and Opening Statements
Made.
^ [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.]
Roanoke, Va., May 15.?Mayor Joel
H. Outchin was put on trial In iho Cor?
poration Court to-day for malfeasance
and misfeasance in ofllce, and this af?
ternoon the taking of testimony was
I begun. Much ti. the surprise of tho
public, the question of securing a fury
I was a. simple ono, nine out of ten men
examined quellfylng foi service. Two
of these were stricken off, leaving
seven for the trial.
This afternoon the opening state?
ments were made. Commonwealth's
Attorney Perkins opened for the plain?
tiff, and Marshall McCormlck for tho
defense
Mr. Perkins's statement dwelt main?
ly with tho alleged wilful violation, by
the Mayor, of Uis oath of office In not
suppressing cevtain places which he
knew to oxlst here.
Mr. McCormick's statement of the
case reviewed the charges, and show?
ed how ho would prove his client Inno?
cent. Seventy-flvo witnesses have boon
summoned for the plaintiff, and ubout
twenty for tho defense.
The first witness called to-day was
Police Sergeant Griffin, who was ques?
tioned concerning the exlstonce of
I certain places In the elty. Judge J. M.
Mullen Is presiding In the csbq.
Richmond Charges Cannot Be
Heard Until District Case
Is Settled.
Just as officers of the dotectlve de?
partment and Commonwealth's Attor?
ney Mlnltree Felkes were yesterday
completing tho necessary legal steps
for the return hero of Dr. Y. B. Morse,
wanted on five warrants, charging him
with obtaining under false pretenses,
more than $1,000 from the Radium
Spray Company, n telegram was re?
ceived from Chief of Police Sylvester,
of Washington, saying that Morse had
been Indicted In that city, and If ac?
quitted, would he hold for the Rich?
mond police. Morse gave hall for his
appearance.
It being practically certain that
! Morse will light extradition. Iiis Indict
I ment In Washington will give tho local
[ authorities more Umo to work uo Uaoir
Like the coin of the
realm, are always re?
cognized to be worth
their face value or price
sold for.
Write us for a free
catalog.
Walter D. Moses & Co.,
103 E. Broad Street,
Oldest Mnsic House in Virginia
and North Carolina.
V J
case, and lo assure his return here
for trial. All lndiettnont from tho war
runts already Issued, will he secured
in the Hustings Court, und immediate
application for requisition papers will
bo made to fjoyernor Mann. It Is prob?
able that he will not be brought to this
city for some time yet, even though
there is no (rouble In his light against
extradition.
Attorney Shelton, for the Hudlum
Spray Company, held a conference with
Detective Captain McMahon yesterday
afternoon and was assured that lor
tiie present, at least, there was i>"
danger that Morse would got away
from the ofllcera through technicali?
ties. Karller In the day there was some
quick action around headquarters. A
telegram was received from Chief Kor?
nau, of Baltimore, asking for a certi?
fied copy of the Indictment against
Morse, and It looked like a close race,
until Major Sylvester's telegram ar?
rived.
The case was worked up from this
end by Detectives Bailoy am. Beltoil,
who gathered the Information that led
to his detention In Baltimore. ser?
geant Bailey doubtless will be sent
for him when he Is ready for trial
here.
HELD FOH UNITED STATES COUltT.
I.oucdale Ncsro t/bnrgeil With SciiiI'uk
Threatening Letter* Through Mall;
[Special to The Ttmt-s-Dispatch. ]
Staun ton. Va., May 15.?\V. D. Cox. a
negro, of Dongdale, was held by the
United States commissioner here to?
day, to answer In the United States
t.ourt at I larrlsonburg In - one, to the
charge of sending threatening letter?
through the mall.
It Is alleged that he wrote five lot
ttrs to J. C. Devinney. n merchant at
Dongdale, threatening to dynamlto Ills
house unless he gave op $160. Cox
was charged with being short that
Rinounl to a negro lodgi of which
he was treasurer, and was arrested on
suspicion, and confessed to writing
some of the five letter.?, though not all.
Putronii* Ainoclutlon to Meet.
The Patrons' Association of the John !
Marshall High School will hold Its last j
meeting of the session on Thursday !
evening at 8:1ft o'clock. After a short
business meeting a musical entertain?
ment will ho given bv tho High School
chorus, the Olrls" Glee Club, the High
School Orchestra. Patrons, teachers
and pupils uro Invited to attend.
Men's $1.00
Percale Shirts
Made coal style, cut.
full size, all beautiful,
neat patterns; sale, price,
We'll Send for
Old
and make all needed re?
pairs. Completely equip?
ped shops for reuphols
tering, repairing and re
finishing.
. Finest work. Estimates fur?
nished on request.
Hopkins Furniture Co.,
7.9 W. Broad St.
V J
Uuuu as tne Name. Virginia Made
WILTSHIRE'S
1009 E. Main Si.
See the Beautiful New Vcrlte
Suits Now on Display.
Baylor-Yarborough Co.
Conference of North Carolina
National Guard
Officials.
CHARTERS BY THE STATE'
_l
Tcxij-Book Commission Soon
Will Begin Its
Work.
[Special to The Tlmes-DUpatch.l
Raleigh. Jf. C. May 16.?The in-J
campmcnts by regiments of tho North
Carolina National Guard, at Camp
Olenn, Morehcnd, this summer will be
held July 10 to August 10. This deel- j
slon was reached In a conference to- j
day between Governor Kllchln and the
advisory board of North Carolina Na?
tional Guard, composed of Ooneral B.
S. Royster. of Oxford; Hcuoral F. A.
Mnnon, of Henderson; Colonel J. T.
Gardner, First Infantry, of Shelby; Col?
onel II. C. Bragaw, Second Infantry,
of Washington; Colonel J. N. Cralg.
Third Infantry. of Reldsvillo. Tho
conferences resulted In the selection
of tho following dates for the regi?
ments to ho In camp: First Infantry,
July 10 to 17, Inclusive; Second Infan?
try." July ^0 to 27, Inclusive; Third
Regiment, August 3 to 10.
It was decided to take stops at once
for the erection of two badly needed
storehouses for Camp Glonn for the
quartermaster's supplies In the camp?
ground, and the other will be on the
rlflfi range for ordinance supplies.
The Bank of lloke. of Raeford, lloke
county, was chartered to-day, with
$25.000 capital authorized anil |5,000
subscribed, by W". J. Johnson. J. C.
Thomas and others, for general bank?
ing business at Raeford, the county
seat of tho newly created county of
lloke, formed from p.irtlons of Cum?
berland and Roboson counties.
Another new chsrter was for the
Merchants and Farmers Brink, of
Princeton. Johnson county, capital
$5. 000 subscribed and J25.00O author?
ized, the long list of Incorporators In?
cluding J. II. Edwards. Charles Ed?
wards and others
Dr. W. L. Potent, 'president of Wnko
Forest College, has accepted an Invi?
tation to deliver an address before the
State Press Association at the annual
session June 27, nt Llncolnton, his
theme to be "The Liberty of the Press."
State Commissioner of Insurance.
James R. Young has gone to Charlotte
to make a personal Investigation ol
the flro-es<-apo equipment of buildings
In the Queen City. He Is under obli?
gation to the Mecklenburg county
grand Jury to make report before the
next term of Superior Court as to any
owners of buildings who have failed in
comply with the Htato law. The grand
Jury was urged to special action
through a reference to this matter by
Judge Biggs. In his charge at tho last
term of court. Similar steps are like?
ly to be taken. It Is snld. In the courts
In other of the lnrger cities of tho
State.
Commissioner of Agriculture W. A.
Graham, Just back from a trip Into
Western Carollnn, particularly Iredell,
Lincoln and Cutawbo counties, says
I dry weather and cold spring havo dc
| layed considerably the germination of
! cotton seed ami other crops; but Hint
! Hie lands have been well p>-epnred. and
with recent rains and warmer weather
the cotton and corn should develop
rapidly. The acreage, he says. Is nhout
tho same as last year In the sections
lie visited. The wheat crop, ho says,
Is showing up very well indeed, with
Indication that there will be a yield
well up to tho average.
Announcement Is made by State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. Y. Joyncr that the State text-book
commission. Including the six mem'iers
of tho subcommtsslon, whose names
have not yet been mtido public, will
meet hero June S. nnd the subcommit?
tee will thereafter begin its work ol
examining the books offered for adop?
tion, with n view to recommendations
for final adoption August :t. The book
concerns and others offering hooks for
adoption will be given hearings tor
several dnys. following the convening
of tho commission. The names of the
members of the subcommittee, com
pusod of prominent educators, are not
to be made public until they come here
to take up their work.
CHARGED WITH SETTING
FIRE TO MOTHER'S HOUSE
Young White Man Arrested lu Dan?
ville?Loss Will Amount to
3-,000.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Martlnsvllle. Va., May 15.?Ernest
Davis, a young man nbout twenty
three years old, set fire to the home
of his mother, Mrs. John H. Davis, near
Bassett, Henry county, late Saturday
afternoon. The house with must of Us
contents, the kitchen and other out?
buildings were destroyed, entailing a
loss of over $2,000.
Davis fled, but was captured at
Henry, on the edge of Franklin county.
Ho again made his escape, came here
to-day, drew some money from the
bank nnd shortly after noon took the
train for Danville.
Arrested In Danville.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Danville, Vu., May 15.? Ernest Davis,
a young white man, was urrc3tcd here
this afternoon on tho chnrgo of set?
ting fire to his mother's home In Henry
county, hoar Martlnsvllle. When ques?
tioned ns to why he committed Ihn
crime, he stated that he was not
I rented right at home. Tho fire started
from a bed. which he set on Uro. When
nrrested, n ticket to Richmond was
found on his person.
LADIES' HANDICAP
II RHINS WEDNESDAY
Tho Indies' hnndlcap golf tournament
at the Country Club of Virginia will
begin on Wednesday, when the first
games of the serlesf for women ex?
clusively will he played. Handicaps
will bo arranged and a hand?
some silver loving cup will be
the prize for the lowest net score. A
large entry list is expected. Every
player has on equal chance, or as
equal as the handlcappers can make
it. There Is no one who can he re?
garded as a wlnnor In advance. Han?
dicaps will be posted at the rl'tb and
matches can he played any time on
Wednesday, the first eighteen holes
played to count. There is great In?
terest In tho tournament, and It Is
exported that n large field of players
will ronlest for the cup, which Is "now
on exhibition at the club.
Orange- Wins, 11 to O.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. |
Orange, Vn., May 15.?Orange baser
ball team defeated the Madison Court?
house nine by a scoro of I I to 0. The
features of tho game were tho heavy
I lint ling of the Orange team. It was
credited with seven home runs. Crork
pitched for Orange, striking out tlfte.cn
I men, and allowing only two hits. .
WEDDING SILVER.
The Schwarzschild Store has ever been
foremost in showing the many exclusive
novelties most appropriate for gifts.
Wc invite comparison of goods and
prices.
SCHWARZSCHILD BROS.,
Jewelers,
Second and Broad Streets.
Ancient Auxiliary Water Plant
Will Go to Scrap
Heap.
At a meeting of the Council Commit?
tee on Water yesterday afternoon, a
subcommittee, '?onslstlng of Messrs.
llobson. Mills and Dumsden. reported
that the smokestacks and boilers qf
the steam pumping plant at the Old
Pump-IIouso woro worn out and should
be either removed or renewed. Since
water is now pumpod to the Tesor
volr by *lectrlc power, the oommlttee
recommended that the old steam boil?
ers and dangeious smokestaoks be re?
moved and sold for scrap Iron, and
that the space bo utilized for Instal?
lation of now olectrlcally driven cen?
trifugal pupa for the stand pipe ser?
vice.
The plan proposed calls foT a new
pumping main from the reservoir to
the stand pipe, and will concentrate,
under one man and at one place all
water pumping, removing the oresonj
pumps from the bnae of the Dee Dis?
trict stand pipe. The estimated cost
of tho changes will be from $18,010
to $20.000. of which $14.000 has been
set apart for new pumps. It. la be?
lieved that the nalance. Including oo3t
of new mains, can be expended from
tho general exponae fund. The recom?
mendations were adopted and the sub?
committee continued to secure bids on
the work.
Inadequate Service.
Complaint being received of Inade?
quate llr" protection and water sup?
ply In the fncitory section north of
Broad .street and west of Harrison, a
subcommittee; consisting of Messrs.
Gunst. Butler and Mitchell, was named
to report on plans for extending mains
and so giving adequate pressure.
.lames K. Dickerson, chief clerk 'n
the otllce, read an extended statement
of his duties, with many letters of In?
dorsement In advocacy of an Increase
In pay. The matter was before the
Common Council last week, where the
debate showed petty Jealousy In tile
Office and tho evident effort of one
member of tho office force to secure a
raise"In pay through the medium of his
father-in-law, counollman c. E. Rich?
ards, at the >?xpense of other clerks In
the office. The debato at the meeting
yesterday afternoon continued for more
than an hour, and showed that there
was Jetlousy between members of the
ofllce force, and mMCh olIlce politics,
different members of the commlttoe
championing the cnuses of different
clerks In most vehement manner,
while efforts wero made to show fric?
tion between Superintendent Davis and
Assistant Superintendent Law ton. which
both Mr. Davis and Mr. Lawton dis?
claimed, Mr. Davis saying that there
was no Impropriety |n the assistant
superintendent having written tho let?
ter quoted hy Chairman Mills In cour?
teous reply to a ill Fee t question from
a member of tho Council as to his
opinion of th0 ability of one member
of th'j working force In the depart?
ment. The matter waa not formally
before the committee, having been re?
jected In thtf Council, and, after pro
I longed discussion, the committee ad?
journed without action on the petition
of Mr. Dlekerson and others, though It
was the consent js of opinion that thl^
pay of several .members of the office,
force should be. raised, though not by
the log-rolllug methods which had
failed in thb Council. i
1, 2 and 3-Strap Pumps, Lace and
Button Oxfords, Viet, Velvets, Suedes,
Patents, Tans, etc., $4.00 values, all
sires; this week for, per
pair.
$1.98
One lot 1-Strap Patent Sandals,
hand turned, all sires; per
pair.
.15
250 pairs my regular 53..00 and $4.00
Ladies' Oxfords, Tan3, Patent Gun
metal, Bronze; broken sizes; ffll 1Q
per pair. *P * e^*/
Tell the men folks not to overlook
this: One lot SS.CO Oxfords, rt? *
sizes 5, SM and 6: per pair, <P 1 ?
Seymour Sycle,
11 West Broad.

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