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Personal CHRISTMAS decorations wer? usad entlroly to decorato the east parlorn of the Jefferson Hotel yesterday for the Iwp big receptions glvon to Introduce Miss Lulle Green how Johnston to Richmond society. Miss Johnston Is one of tho lovollcst young girls coming out 1Mb winter, and some very handsome entertaining has been done In hor honor. Her debut reception, both yesterday afternoon end evening, murked one of the most fashionable assemblages of smart so siety this season, and tho long draw? ing room, whoro the receiving purty stood, was gay with the bright gowns of the women present. Large vases of lovoly rod flowers Wars placed at Intervals around the parlors and polnsettlas and crimson roses banked the mantels and windows. ? grouping of palms and bay trees and a tablo heaped with lovely flowers sent to the debutanto Borved as a back - around for thn receiving party. In tho palm room, whore a buffet supper was served, the same color scheme of red and green was most effectively carried out. The table was arranged with a largo rustic baskot filled with poln? settlas, scarlet flowers and ferns, and red roses w.ore scattered over the cloth. Bay trees were banked In the corners and hid the orchestra, which played during- receiving hours. In tho after? noon Mrs. Porttaux Robinson and M'ss (ally Oreenhow presided at tho punch bowl, and for the reception following lator In the evening Miss Martha Heb tnaon and Miss Kitty Lancaster did the honors. Mrs. A. Langstaff Johnston received wtlh her daughters from 5 to 7. when Miss Mary Johnston entertained for her sister, and again In the evening, whon the unmarried set was present. Mrs. Johnston's gown wns a handsome affair of black marqulsotto made over blaok satin and trimmed In rope point leco and Jet. She wore pearls and carried a bouquet of Ullea of the val? ley. The debutante wore a lovely French gown of eoftest white satin fashioned with nn overdreao of thread silver and trimmed In tiny white flowers. The bodice was embroidered In crystal and silver, and she held a "grandmother" nosegay of light pink budg edged with silver lace and tied with streamers of pink chiffon. Miss Msry Johnston was handsomely gown? ed la an Imported pink marquisette, ?mbrolderod In crystal and flowers, and trimmed with duchess and roso point lace. Tho edge of the Rklrt was fin? ished with a fringe of ostrich feathers, end she carried a big bouquet of Parma violets. The younger society e*t was enter? tained in the evening and several hun? dred gueats were prcEonL Miss John? ston's debut was one- of the handsom? est functions of the winter, and narked a noted gathering of Richmond society. I.fiivlnt for llaltlmore. Mr. and Mre. Spencer Wyrnan Ald rlch. whose wedding In Baltimore last month was a big society event, are registered at the Jelferson Hotel In this city, after b atay of several weeks In Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Aid rich will leave Richmond to-day for Baltimore, where they will spend Christmas with Mrs. Aldrlch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George R- Galther, on Cathedral The Useful Gift-Men and Womens' Bath Slippen, 89c. N. W. Corner Third and Broad St Doll Shoes and Stockings Beautiful Cut Glass ai special prices. \c\v pieces. liWOMENS OUTER GARMENTS (j FREED 511 EAST BROAD STREET S'peaaJ Offprmii ^^jgjtefe^ <Toda) QisA Graf 201 E. Broad Magniticent showings of F'no Furs, -oats, Suits and Hats. HAVE YOU SHUN TUE New Method Gas Ranges AT Pettit & Co.'s? fiKN AMERICAN A.NDqKUROP?A.V XVWBM THE DCST KAUFMANN & CG. Xmas Cut Price Sale of Finely Tailored Suits For Small Women and Misses Our $27.50, $32.50 and $35.00 Values, To-Day, $16.50 Do you expect to get a Winter Suit and save a substantial sum? If so, you will find this an extraordinary opportunity. These Suits represent our regular stock, and include the most popular styles in vogue- for present wear. Fabrics of basket weaves, diagonals, chiffon broadcloth, serges and fancy mixtures. Some elaborately braided, others strictly man-tailored. A large variety of styles to select from. Remember that in such a sale as this it is important to make an early selection before depletion brings disappointment. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY?REMARKABLE $16.50 SUITS P XMAS REDUCTIONS IN WAISTS Economies Worth Talking About $5.98 and $7.50 Values, To-Day, $3.98 * To those who have delayed buying their Christmas gifts and are desirous of something prac? tical we offer a clean-up sale of all our better Waists, in net, messaline and taffeta. Beautiful styles, some strictly tailored, others braided, and trimmed in lace effects. An unusual opportunity to get a dainty Waist for comparatively little money. 1 Street. They will have an apartment, in New York for the romulnlng winter months. Dance Thin Evening. MIhb Ella Blnford will have. her regular Hutuiday night classes In dancing on this evening from !> to 11 o'clock In Belvldere Hall. This dance is particularly for the boys and girls homo for the holidays and their guests, and thoy are all Invited to come. It will be a very smart af? fair, and the dance a very cnjoya'ole one. 'if Interest Here. Mr. and Mrs. J. Southgate Lemmon gave a smell dance at their home in Bultlmore Wednesday evening In honor of their debutante daughter. Miss Eliz? abeth Herbert Leinmon. The rooms were artistically decorated In Klllar ney roses and palmi. and an orchestra! Played ?oft music during the evening. ! At midnight a buffet supper was' served, after which dancing was re- ! mimed for several hours. Th? guest* numbered about 100, and consisted of the dobutanter, a few of the older girls and the dancing men. Mrs. Dem mon. who received her guests with her '' daughter*. Misses Neville and Eliza both Lemmon, wore a gown of gray ;iatln Charmeuse, draped in chiffon of the same shade, and trimmed with white lace. Miss Neville Lemmon'i gown was white marqulstte with an overdress of white lace, and Miss Elizabeth Lemmon wor? a French mode! of pale pink chlfTon over pale blue, combined with point lace. People In Bichtnond are much Inter? ested in Miss Lcmmon's debut dance. Mies Lemmon spent some time in this city Just before Thanksgiving as the guest of Miss Camilla Wellford, and . several very attractive affairs were \ given in her honor. So Claaaes Thla Afternoon. No afternoon classes will be held at j the Art Club of Blchmond this after noon or Saturday. The school will close to-day at noon for the holidays, and will be reopened on Friday. De? cember J?. at noon. The regular Tues? day afternoon lecture will also b? omitted next week on account of the Christmas festivities (lulrt We ild lue. The wedding of Miss Douiie Branch, formerly of Rocklngham county, and J. Andrew Hoc.knday, a native of Di aiton. was quietly celebrated Wednes? day afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Turner, 1013 East Clay Street. The ceremony was per? formed by tho Rev. George W. Mc Danlel. IX D., pastor of the First Bap? tist Church, and was witnessed by only the near relatives of the bride and groom. Immediately after the wed? ding, Mr. and Mrs. Hockaday left for Dlaston. where they will spend their honeymoon. On their return, they will make their home at 1013 East Clay Street. Concerning; Miss Stuart. Says the Norfolk Landmark of yes? terday: "Miss Ellen P. Stuart, niece of the late General .1. E. B. Stuart, and who has been spending the past four month's In this city as the guest of Mrs. .1. E. B. Stuart in Warren Cres? cent. ]ef( last week fo visit the fam? ily of ex-Governor Robert C. Kent, In Richmond. "Miss Stuart is an artist of superior attainments and of considerable re? pute in the world Of art. She has spent much time In study at the fa? mous ateliers of Paris and has also worked in Dresden and other Euro? pean cities. Her paintings show n great command of technique, and there is distinct character In her work, with an accuracy of touch which eliminates any suggestion of crltdenoes. During her stay in Nor- j folk Miss Stuart lias painted a por? trait of It. Page Waller, which is an excellent likeness. She Is now at work upon a portrait of the late Tazewell Taylor. 0 distinguished citizen of Nor- ( folk, and the father of Mrs. Henry NV Castle and Mrs. John D, Letcher." In nnd Out of Town. Mrs. K. D. T. Myers and her daugh? ter. Miss Anno .Myers, will return to-1 day from Baltimore, Misses Shirley and Dorothy Wins? ton, of Bristol, will spend the. holidays with their aunt, Mrs. Tlyland Gwrith rhey, at t>00 West Grace Street. Mi. and Mrs. John II. Wight will upend Christmas with the la tier's I mother. Mrs. .lames Hayes, at her home on Floyd Avenue. . | Miss Hnrriet Buchanan, of this city. Is the guest of Miss Nancy Schmelz in| Norfolk and will go from that place j to New York Mrs. Lucian Corke has returned to Itoanrike. after giving a reading of her recent book at the Waldorf in! New York Miss Flora Waller will return to Norfolk to-day, after visiting friends in this city. ? * Captain and Mrs. W. C. Kable *re in Richmond as the guests of L. R. Ens low at Highland Park. Tom Mask ins is much improved tit the Memorial Hospital in this city. j Miss Lottie Lee Barnard has return Modern plant, sanitary conditions, is the homo of the Velvet Kind Ice Cream. ed from Chatham Episcopal Institute, and Ib the guest of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barnard, ut 816 North Twelfth Street. Mr. and Mrs. Cocnran, of Staunton, arc In Richmond for the holidays. Mrs. J. C. Bowman, of Highland ('ark, Is spending the Christmas holi? days with her daughter and relatives In New Jersey. Mlsa Elizabeth Kyle, of Houma, La-, is vlalting her aunt, Mrs. Egbert Belgh, Jr., on West Franklin Street Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wood, of Norfolk, are guests of Mr. and Mrs WHHam B. Allen here. Mrs. Guy Davis and Utile daughter, Mary Hunter, of Norfolk, are In town for the holidays. ApproacktnK Wedding. [Special to The Tlmos-L)|6patch.l Bowling Green. Vn.. December 21.? Mr. and Mrs. George Meyers Adamn, of this county, have announced the approaching marrlagP of their daugh? ter. Miss Constance Nelson Adams, to Charles Ashton Nunn. which will be celebrated at I lopewell Methodist Church. G?tneys, on Wcdncsdav even1 this Clerk Christian was sought. BANNER WEKK IN TOBACCO. Ilccord *alc* for Season no fhotham Market?Training School Clone*. [Special to The Tlm<?s-Dlspatch.l Chatham, Va_. December 21.?This has been banner week of the local to? bacco market, the sales on Monday ?V ccedlnc any day of the season, l?ft.OOil pounds being sold on that day at very satisfactory prices. On Tuesday the quantity was not so large, but prices Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S OASXO R I A A broad statement: We challenge the world on sanitation, purity, quality. The Velvet Kind Ice Cream. Store Open Evenings Until 10 O'clock From Now Until Xmas Part of our sales force will he on hand each night to wait on those who avail ?hemselvts of this opportunity to do their Christmas hop pine,. Shoe $3o50~$4 Easy Shoe Cuff Pins All Gold. 51.50 Pair. These arc not merely gold ioi>. Plai and engraved. All finishes and design Smith & Webster, .Tewclers. 012 Last Main Street. GREEN CASTLE KITCHEN CABINETS Make ideal Christmas presents. J. B. Mosby & Co. Special exhibit and sale of Rc villon fVeres Furs. B., SamuelV STITCH DOWNS ON SALE AT ALBERT STEINS 5th and Broad u_?:-! ruled well, und on Wednesday prices were In keeping. For the threii days' 275,000 poundt, were sold, the market1 closing on Wednesday until after the holidays. Many of the warehouse men and buyers live elsewhere, and most of them will leave to spend the holidays with their frlendF and fumllles. The Chatham Training School close3 on Tuesday for the holidays and will reopen about January 2. Tho Chatham Episcopal Institute closed Wednesday and the Chatham High School will close about the latter part of the wook. Mr. Cherry, a young farmor near this place, has had five good farm horses to die since last May. The animals were suddenly taker, sick and lived but a few hours. Mr. Cherry i Is Inclined to believe that his horses have boon poisoned. .VOrOlAX MACK IS ANXIOUS Tti rtETinrc as CHAIRMAN Albany. X. Y.. December 21.?Word was received here yesterday from Nor-' man E. Mack, of Buffalo, to the effect that because of his health h" does not dtEire to conduct the State campaign next fall, and Is anxious to rotlre aa chairman of the Demovratlc State Com? mittee, j I'nd?r the new dlrwel primary law Siaf: commltteemen will he ?elected at I the spring primaries, excjpt in Greater New York, whre tho Incumbents hold over until the'fall primaries. After dis? cussing: primaries, tho new State <oni mlttee will me*t and orfjanis?, Includ? ing the selection of a chairman. Whether or not Mr. Maok will continue to serve until that time has not been decided. Mnttrein Company AmUrn?. (Special to The Times-Dispatch. I Lynclrburg, Vs., December St.? An assignment has been made by the Na? tional Manufacturing Company to N. C Manson. Jr.. trustee, with liabilities of 120.000 and assnta of Jin.000 The company was doing a big business makinp mattresses and was burned out last August, without Insurance. Camotark?Thonin*. fSpeclal to The Tlmes-Dl^patch.] .Spotsylvanln, Vn., December 21.? Klesrei Oammack. of Washington, and Miss Abigail Thomas, daughter of Thomas E. Thomas, of Spotsylvanla county, were married on Monday last in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. Cammack will reside in Washington. TIFFIN OFFICER IS CHIEF WITNESS Investigators of Dynamite Con? spiracy Expect Important j Evidence. Indianapolis, Ind.. December 21.? ' Clnude E. Myers, Chief of Pollco of Tiffin, O.. where 540 pounds of dyna? mite and othor exploslvou wore found bidden In a barn the day after tho arrest of John J. McN'amara In In? dianapolis on last April 22, was tha rhlef witness before tho Federal grand jury In tho Investigation of tho dynamiting' conspiracy to-day. He was among those from whom, it was said, the Inveatlgatoru expected to learn facts as to who. besides the McNamaras and Ortlc McManlgal, were Implicated, particularly In the explosions In Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, to carry on which the stores of explosives at Tltlln were used as a a base of supplle?. Information was sold to have been obtained by District At? torney Charles W. Miller that the ex? plosions were directed from MoNam ara's headquarters In Indianapolis, where, as secretary-treasurer of tho International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, he had his ofllce. although tho suggestion tor il.. destruction of property erncted by firms employing non-union men came originally from the city where the explosion* afterwards took place. In connection with Chief Myers"s appearance, It was learned Ihn dis? trict attorney's office had accumulated important data relative to local con? ditions in the score of cities where structures were blown up In the laBl rive years. County Prosecutor Frank P. Haker | also was before the granj jury. Ho J was summoned bccaAisu of ills work as i prosecutor In conducting before the j county grand Jury sn Investigation of | explosions In Indianapolis. Baker \ earlier In th? day had been fined $5'.' j for contompt "because he Interrupted a murder trial In the county court by dragging In ? detective who was working on the dynomlte Investiga? tion, and whom Baker said was "shadowing" him. Seven days' work by the Federal grand Jury has developed that the evidence is more voluminous and the number of witnesses to bo called from distant cities la greater than was an? ticipate^. Thu Investigation tem? porarily will stop to-m?rrow, w.hen the Jurors will adjourn until January 3. It will then require a month la com? plete the inquiry. VIIMilMANS FARE WEI.I.. Tv?o \antcvi by Pretildcnt to lie Secre? taries fif Legation*. [Speninl to The Times-Dispatch.) I Washington, D. C, December 21.? Virginians fared w.eli hero to-day. ' when President Taft sent his nomine 1 Hons to tho Senat?. He named two Old Dominion men to be secretaries of ! legations, as follows: Franklin Mott Gunther, at Lisbon, Portugal, and M. Marshall Langhorne at Ban Joise, Costa I Rica. He also nominated the follow | ing as second lloutenantb of the coast artillery corps from Virginia: Cole man Wortham Jenkins, Randolph Tucker Pendleton, Jesse Dowry Sinclair ! and Charles Melgs Wood. j ASSCAL SESSION lONTJS. .Vorth C'timllnu Architectural Associa? tion Tendered Banquet. [Special to The. Times-Dispatch. J I Winaton-Salem, N. C. Deccmner 21. I' ?A banquet this afternoon marked the close of an Interesting meeting of tho North Carolina Architectural Aseocia I lion. The session this morning was i consumed in discussing numerous mat? ters of interest to the profession. The next meeting of the association will Pgr - THE 3i^l?/*lE>NT ^feSJ By ROY K. MOULTON. Cnncbt on tin- FIT. One nuin In Cali? fornia Is the fath? er of fourteen girls, all of whom can now vote. It can hardly he equal suffrage in that family. The question arises *:ts to why Senator Ike Stephenson didn't spend pnrt of that $107,000 election expense in getting h shave and hair cut. That New York actress who says she hopes to marry before she ?lies better do it, then, if she expects to at all. There's no chance afterwards. A St. Paul man has won a prize for embroidering a lunch cloth. No won? der the women are disgusted and are becoming stiff ragots. One French woman says she pre? fers an aeroplane to a husband. Anil those French husbands, by the way, are also high tilers. Gertrude Hoffman, the dancer, says some people save all their modest) for the theatre. But. Gertrude never did. 'Gaby Deslys says she cures nothing tor ex-King Manuel. That appears to make it Almost unanimous. There arc 500 Chinamen In American colleges and several thousand other heathen. Kansas City is m?kln? a crusade ror sanitary restaurants. Uet it he hoped that the waller who puts tils thumb in the soup will be abolished. It is now po?slhlo to tail; clear across the pacific by wireless. Let it be hoped that none of llnbs'ou's talk is overheard by 'he Japanese. Itlppnl From the Stream. The governor ol Oklahoma brags that he has never worn a dress suit. If he had ever worn one in Oklahoma it would probably have been all shot up with the Governor inside. The Chinese rebels propose to start :? republic in the United States. Weil, it. ought to be easy for them to pick i:y. n choice assortment of trusts. The persons who have the moving picture concession of the Turko-ltnl iau War have evidently been stunu. Some day aviation may be so per? fected that it will be almost as sale us going to war. , President Taft is talking al'ont uni? form divorce laws, but will he be able in design ? uniform which will look equally well on women and men, nnd suit everybody? Now that prl/.c lighting is allowed in Nc$ York II will not be necessary for IMI.F.S CIUK? IN ft TO M HAYS. Your druggist will refund money It PA'/.O OINTMICNT falls to cure, any case of Itching, fJllnd. Bleeding or Pro trudtn Piles In t) to 11 days. &0c ho many Now York couples to go to Ueno to settle their difficulties. Congressman Willis says Champ ('lark has one of the greatest minds In Washington. Hut, Is that saying so very much for Champ? Edison'says all men should ho farm? ers, hut if they were, Kdison would m>t t?e ah Inventor. Tlie La (Toilette boom hns not suf? fered a puncture or n blow-out |n nearly u week. Q. T. C: TfTe worst Inebriate we ever saw was u restaurant oyster, lie was stewod overy day for a month. Mrs. U. II. F.: We cannot give you a recipe for salad dressing. Ask Ar? chie Butt, or Harry Lehr. Miss .1. M.: You're perfectly right. No solid gold brooch that has any self-respect at all will turn green be? fore Christmas. Itnnk S.: To keep from . e king like i>e Wolf Hopper. let your whiskers grow ami don't niuoko a calabash pipe, on the street. IIJ l>n<4 Ism. He feli upon his bended knees And said, "Oh, Agnes, w ed no- please lie told her that she was his queen, The grainiest gftl he'd ever seen: That no one bad no eyes like hern? As least. -?> far as he ? nulil barn. He said he'd nevey soon si rate Ami gorgeous a displas of halt. Ho sali! her rigger was immense And hoped she wouldn't lake offense Because Ii-- mentioned such a thing. Fur of it poots often slug. Ho said he'd traveled all around And never hud be heard a sound So musical .s was lid yolre lied give her ?U be had lo give Without lor be could never live. No friend \a< by, his speech to stay, lie wound up in ll:-' usual way. She gave to him Ihm- maiden bean It was a cinch light from the start. For. while she lei him have his*say, lie had no chance to got away. She had him lashed right to the mast And lied ami .shackled hard and fast; He didn't know Whal lie had said He simply knew that they were wed. And when to breakfast she came down Years later In an old house gown. Without a sign of curl or nit i And ready for the dolly spat, lie wonders how in thunder she Could have Inspired the ocstacy Upon thut great momchtous night On which he made and won his light: And then he percolates bis braiii As It has done time and again That she just hh'd, hint hypnotized Cntll he rav'od and idolized They've done Unit since the world be Ran There'll no escape for any man Who falls beneath the mystic spill, And I guess it in Just as well. f'ersr-nal. Schwarzschild Bros. Christmas Selections For Late Shoppers Those who have delayed their Christmas shop? ping need not worry?but should call at the popular Schwarzschild store. Our stocks have been replenished each day?and the Schwarzschild standard for new and elegant things is fully maintained We can help make suggestions which will not only please you?but will make the recipient of your gift the happiest one of all. Schwarzschild Bros. Richmond's Leading Jewelers, Second and Broad Sts. be hold in Ashovllle. Glenn Brown, of Washington city, secretary of tho American Institute ot Architects, de? livered a lecture Illustrated w'th steropticon views showing tho de? velopment of Washington city und?r the park commission plan. This lecture was a masterplace. and was greatly enjoyed by all present. Mall Clerk Pleads Guilty. (Special to The Tlmcs-UiHpatch.J Ralolgh. N. C, December 31.?TS'il Mam B. Stephonson. mail clerk on tho Raleigh and Sonthport Railroad, plead? ed guilty this afternoon In Federal | court to the charge of tamportnK with I and robbing the malls, and his counsel ! ore tlgliting strenuously to induce the judge to let tho sontencc go over until the spring lerm, allowing | Stephtnson to be out on tho $1,000 bail he hns been under some time, I Counterfeiter Get* Ten Yeur?. rKpcclal to Tho Times-DI spa loh. 1 Raleigh. N. C December 21.?Chas. ?lohnaon. a native of Balelgh. and per? sistent counterfeiter, who has served several terms In prison, was given ton years this afternoon by .ltidge. Connor In tho Federal court for his latest of? fense, which was circulating a num? ber of spurious silver dollurs about the city market here. Have you ever tried Maple Nut'.' The Velvet Kind Ice Cream. iL?AST "MINUTE. XMAS SUGGESTION Come and Let Us Show You ;The pen, with the CIip-Cr\p Prices $2.50 Up. Splendid Values at All Prices. Christmas Cards, Gift Boxes of Writing Paper, Brass Desk Sets, Calendars, Leather Goods, Decorative Material. Come and Get Them Quick. EVERETT WADDEY CO., 1105 E. Main St. Before making .1 selection ol handsome y,iittor the ap? proaching holidays, yon are cordially invited to visit the store with the largest assortment of Fine Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, (iolil arid Silver Novelties, etc., of the latest and most unique designs, such a> will not be found in other stocks, This imposes,no obligation to purchase, and yon will find when quality is considered, our prices are the. lowest. Leading Jewelers. 921 East Main Street. It would pay you to see us it you are a contractor.