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Personal ? i PINK and whit? flowers and lots of palrna and bay trees will form very effective decorations to? night for the fourth dance given by tho Richmond Oerman Club this sea? son. Dancing will begin promptly at ?:80 and atop promptly at 12:80. Col? onel Jo I,ano Stern will lead as usual. In tho. supper room decorations will e* In palms and pink tlowors. The centre tablo will bo set with a tall vsse of pink roses and tho other tables rill bo arrangod with centrepieces of pink and white flowers. Itriurucd to Orange. Miss Cassle Lyne. who has been' ? pending some tlmo with friends in this city, left town lost week for her home, "'Willow Grove," near Orange. Later In tho month Miss Lyne and her mother, Mrs. William H. Lyne, will go to Washington, where they will spend several weeks. Miss Jones's Uebul. A recent lesuo of the Washington' Post contains the following article of Interest to society here: "Representative and Mrs. William A. Jonas, of Virginia, entertained Th?rs-' day night at a large reception at tholr homo In Q Street, to Introduce their daughter, Miss Anne Seymour .Tones.1 Tho house wae elaborately decorated I with palms, smllax and rosos. A buffet supper was served. There was music! by an orchestru throughout the recep? tion, which began at 9 o'clock and lasted until midnight. "Mrs. Jones woro an Imported gownj of yellow crape do chlnu, embroidered! In chrysanthemums. "Miss Jones wore a French gown of white satin, with an overdress of point applique, trimmed with roses. Shei carried a shower bouquet of Ullea of! the valley, white roses and sweat peas.' Anlstlng were a number of debutan-] tea, Including Miss Ruth Hitchcock,. Miss Helen Hardy, Miss Margaret| Smith, Miss Trances Efflnser, M&es Ltmira Olllett HUI. Miss Kataryn I Hitchcock and Miss Mary Madison, Jones, Mrs William M. Alexander and' Mies Anno Henderson, of Little Rock,! Ark., who Is a bouse guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jones. William A Jones Jr.. a student at tha University of Virginia, also was here for his sister's party, as was Julian Coka Motley, of Georgia, her cousin. There were about 3001 guests. Including many from congres-] slonal and resident circles and a Iure?] contingent from Virginia. "Mrs. Jones and Miss Jonos will en-] lertaln thle week at a tea for tholrj ftuust. MIsb Henderson." Utas Tucker Entertains. Miss Mary Tucker entertained a number of her friends on last Th?rs-1 day evening at the home of Mrs. M. Eppes, 60? North Twenty-seventh Street. The house was decorated In] palms, ferns and pink flowers. Mlssi Tucker was assisted In receiving hcTj quests by Miss Mary Eppes and Mlssj Kstherlne Garber. Miss fucr.cr wns gowned In blue messallne, trimmed lni fringe and rosebuds, and Mise Eppes wore a frock of Copenhagen messallne, trimmed In old rose and real lace. Miss] Garber woro pink crepe de chine em-j broldered in crystal. Games and music amusad th? guests: and Bummer was served at 10:80 In the dining room. Some of those present were Misees Effle Leber, Julia Eeber. Hena Sanderson. Blanch Roane. Grace French. Mary Eppes. Katherlne Oar t-er. Mary Itloker; Messrs. Allard, J. Wirt Baas, B. H. Cunningham. Preston Luthers. Clarence Burker, Adolph Saud nson. Whitney Sutton, Ramon War ten. Samuel Moody. Tho party was ohaperoned by Mrs. M. Eppes ajid Mrs. J. B. Lawton. Valentine Party. An attractive function of the winter season for the little folk in fashion? able society will bo the annual Valen? tine party given by the Mary Thomas Auxiliary to the Virginia Home for Incurables. The affair will bo given on February" 10 at the Jefferson Hotel, T>- - FOR CLOTHES GYMNASIUM SHOES?All Size. Northwest Corner Third ninl nroud. Cuff Pins All Gold, $1.50 Pair. These are not merely gold top. Pan and engraved. All finishes and desigi Smith & Webster, Jewelers, 612 East Main Street. Furniture, Carpets and Stoves Rothert & Co. 4th and Broad Ask Grocers, Druggists Dealers lor POMPEIAN LUCCA OLIVE OIL Genuine?Pure?Healthlul B. SamuelV STITCH DOWNS ON SALE AT ALBERT STEINS 5th and Broad Knitted Drawer Leggins White and red; spe cial. DU< Women's and Girls' Jersey i&gius, tl reduced to Panta children Leggins, the $1.00 kind, yg Panta Legginette for and all aorta of novel woys will bo| arranged to entertain the children. Tea Wednesday M(hl. The drat public ontertalnmont by tho Leo Chapter. United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be a very at tractlvo tea to take place on WodnoB day night from 8 until 11 o'clock In Lee Camp Hall. Some very delightful speeches will be made and a charming musical program has been arranged as part of tho evening's entertainment. The officers of the new chapter will receive, aaslated by the he^da of most of the representative organizations here, and a apodal Invitation h.ia been sent to tho members of ihe General Assembly and their wives. It will be an exceedingly Interesting and pleas-, Ing evont, and the public 1? Invited. A dulet Weddlug. Miss Mamie Theresa Young and A. W. Tumor wero married on Monday. January 8, at 8:30 P. M., at the rest-' dence of the bride's mother. Mrs. Annie, Young. The ceremony was performed by tho Rev. Father Magrl. of St.; Peter's Chrarch. The bride wore a| gown of white chiffon Rnd carried a! bouquet of Bride roses. Owing to the' Illness of the brldo'n mother, the wed-; ding waa celebrated very quietly, and' only the Intimate families of tho bride] and groom wero present. Will McDon ough and Frank Clin? were ushers. Anniversary Celebrated. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose entertain? ed at a reception Friday night at their| heme In Highland Park in celebration of their fifteenth wedding anniversary. The house waa decorated with palms, polnaettlaa and Richmond roses. Tha cantreplece for the dlntng-room ta? ble was a big silver bowl of red roaes. Mi. end Mxa. Roae rooelvod their guests with their daughter, Mlbt May Kosc. Mrs. Rose wore a bandaotna gown of vhlte aatln trimmed in crystal and carried a big bouquet of Amortc&n Beauty roses. Miss Rose wore a pink silk muilo embroidered In blue and carried a bouquet ot lilies of the val? ley. Mr a. O. E. Paxrleh and Mrs. Let Wetael wore at the punch bowl, and Harry' Frlschkom and Edgar Rose al? so aaalatad in receiving. An orchestra played during the evening, and a num. ber of lovely gifts were received by Mr. and Mrs. Roae. Meetlnsc This Afternoon. Bt. John's Clrols of King s Daughters will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock j at the residence of Mrs. Joseph Sorp.l 3U0 East Franklin Street. It is a vary important meeting, and erery member of the circle la urged to bt preaent. Hnv.1?Hunting. Thureday evening at 8 o clock. Miss Mary Dandrldgo Bunting, daughter of Mre. Ouoar S. Bunting, of Petersburg, was married at St. Paul's Episcopal Church to Barnard H. Raw I. of Wash? ington, D. C, by the Rev. Edmund P. Dandrldge, rector ot the church. The bridegroom was attended by David HI? Henry, of Clemaon College, fouth Carolina- Mr. Rawl'a grooms? men were Dr. W. M. Rlgga. resident of Clemson College, S. C.; John T. Bowon. ol tho Agricultural Department, Wash-j irgton, D. C: George T. Mitchell, ex-] pert In charge of the Plnehurat tea; farm, S. C.: John 3. Carroll. Baltimore. Md.: E. H. Rawl, Charleston. S C. and William P. Arrlngton. WMlem M Mar-, 1 tin and P. G. Bunting, of this city. Tho matron of honor was Mrs. Alex. I ander D. Homlltor., and Miss Mary ! Ooode Cole and Miss Emily Banister I Mason were the bridesmaids. Little I Miss Annie Spotswood Bunting was flower girl. In and Out of Town. Miss Flora Mason, of Froderioksburg, is iho guest of Mies Francas Myers in I this city. Mies Conde Bridges, of Ashland, will spend the month of January aa the guest of her sister, Mrs- Graham Hob eon. Mrs. E. Victor Williams and lltUo daughter. Katherlne, who have boen SucstB of Mrs. John Williams, In Cringe, have returned to Ricnmond. Mrs. John Trout has returned to her home in Roanoko, after visiting Mrs. Thomas Adltlns on Park Avenue. Mirs. George H. Danny and cb.ll I dien arrived here Friday to viBlt Dr. 0 B. Strickler, and will later Join Dr. j Denny In Tuacaloosa. Ala. I Mrs. Ratcliffe is the guest of herj daughter, Mrs. Harvey Wingfield, In this city. Mr. and Mrs. B. 8. Kaufman, of Col-j orado Springs, are visiting their par? ents at P15 West Grace Street. Miss Bessie Mlchelaon will return) from .Norfolk on Tuesday and will vis ' it with relatives at 913 West Grace Sttcet. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kaufman are at Palni IJeach spending a fow weeks. | , Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Strauss, of Boston, who camo dov>n to attend the Kauf-, innn-Sellgman wedding, returned to. Boa ton yesterday. Mrs. John .1. Steinbrecher and Mrs.! William Trondt have an their guests, William Unser, their brother, and hisj daughter, Emma, of Toronts. Canada, i Miss Mary Massey, daughter of Judge Massey. of Pulnskl, Is visiting' Miss Marlon Poor, of 1640 Park Ave? nue. 1 Miss Credllla Miller, of Baltimore. 13 ' the guoat of Miss Nell Potts at her home on Park Avenue. Miss Margaret A. Noal, of Richmond, is visiting her sister. Mrs. J. N- Mar ; ttln. in Newport News. Mirs Emma CarT Brockenrldgo, who has hi-on visiting relatives at Flncas tic. returned to tue city tast week. Mies Eva Talcott, of this city, is vtrltlng Dr. and Mrs. Truresn Parker in Lecsburg. Mrs. H. S. Gatcwood. of. Newport News, arrived here Friday to spend seine time visiting relativer. Miss Mary Bi Lyons has returned to Iho city, after visiting friends In Spots fevlvauia and FrederJcksbuta. William Waldorf Astor Com? pletes Purchase of London Globe. NOW OWNS THREE PAPERSj Hopes to Turn Out Liberal Min? istry and Secure His Reward. London, January 14.?William Wal- I dort Actor has practically completed negotiations (or the purchase of tho Globe, London's oldest established evening paper, from Cyril Harmeworth, a brother of Lord Northcllffo. and un Uis a hltoh occurs this American born realdent of England and British subject will be In control of no fewer than three organs, which, throughout , their largo and In somo respects 1m- j portent careors, have played no In- ; considerable part In Influencing Eng? lish public opinion. The two papers already ownet by Mr. Astor are the i Pall Mall daunt,, and the Observer, a : Sunday paper. The power behind the throne, the [ force directing tho employment of the Astor money, is J. L. Oarvln, a journalist who has played a highly important role In English politics and who, aa the Rlchellus or Mazarln of -Mr. Astor, may raise his master to' heights of power and Influence. ( Mr. Astor's ambitions, if common re- j port be true, are not of an epoch-mak? ing kind. He has no de6lre to found a dynasty. What he has In view is merely the foundation of a family?an English family, that is?of which he would be the flret earl, or possibly the first marqu'p. A dukedom, as hie experlenoo of English life has shown him. would be outside the realm of practical poli? tics In tho first or even th0 second generation, but an earldom or even a marqulsate le cot beyond the reach 'of a man, who. owning three Im? portant Conservative papers, can hasten the fall of a Liberal m'nlstry. To a closo student of English politics Mr. Garvln's plan of campaign Is be? ing rapidly developed In tho columns of the Observer and the Pall Mall I Gazette, of which he Is the political : director. The weekly Observer Is by no mean;, such a powerful weapon of attack as the daily Pall Mall. Ever Elnce Mr. Garvin took charg? of the inttcr it lias j been pursuing with both persistence j and ability a policy designed to sap the I foundations of that public confidence I upon which a British ministry must count for continuance In office. Re? cent by-elsotloric hav? filled the. Union? ists with the hope that the pendulum Is swinging their way. and Mr. Garvin particularly Is confident that In two years' time the Liberal government will have exhausted its mandate. Mr. Garvin"* genlu* and Mr. Astor's money, which latter will undoubtedly FRIEND'S ADVICE BRINGS RESULTS, Lady in China Grove Acts On Her Friend's Advice, And Meets With Good Fortune. China Grove, X. C.?Mr;. Bertha Ervin says, in a letter from this place: "I suffered badly from nervousness. I had the backache; and my side hurt so that I was not able, to do my work. | A friend advised me to try Cardui, and I commenced to take it. I have now used two bottles, and am as ftrong as ever,1 1 and feel fine. ! I am thankful for what Cardtii has done for me. It is just the thing for women [ who suffer from any such troubles. I recommend the remedy to all my friends who suffer from womanly ailments. I cannot say enough for Cardui. It has saved me a whole lot of suffering." Cardui is successful because it contains ingredients that act specifically on the weak womanly organs. It seems to go to the spot, reach the trouble, relieve the I symptoms, and helps to drive away the cause. Being composed exclusively of vegcta-1 ble ingredients, which act in a natural and gentle manner, it does its work safely and without bad after-effects. For fifty years Cardui has been reliev? ing pain and distress caused by womanly troubles, so you may surely rely on it. If you suffer from any symptoms of womanly trouble, take Cardui and get well. At the nearest drug store. N, B.?Write to Ladies' Advisory Dept., Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga, Tenn., for Special Instructions and 64-pagc book, "Home Treatment for Women," sent in plain wrapper, on request. 50c T?KISH SLIPPERS I 18c Pair All colors. All the week at N. W. Corner Third and Broad Sts Hopkins Furniture Co8, 7 West Broad St. Cash or Credit* Remember The Great Midwinter Sale of Men's Under? wear starts to-day. Now is the time for you to save on seasonable mer? chandise. Be here to? day. have to bo spent like- wator If the Globe ?nd the Pall >raH Gazette, neith? er of which Is a paying proporty, are to do the work expected of them, will In the event of success attending thelt campaign, require recognition. Mr. Qarvln Is not the man to deslri titular honors for himself, and what Unionist government could refuse thrm to his chief and flnariylal backer? Thus runs the gossip In the political clubs among men who arc not prone to give ear to idle rumor. Tn the inner I circles of London Journalism It Is ac? cepted as gospel. Another Journalistic Item of gossip Is that William Randolph Hearst, after hl? negotiations to gain possession of the Morning Loader, came finally to grief and sot his eyes upon the Dilly i Express, but that his aspirations to en- I Icr London daUy Journalism through ; that door mot with stli! Ie?s success. j The Morning Deader will be merged | with the Dally News on April 1, with ! "Ernest Parke as the, managing director. I POTASH PROBLEM MY BE SOLVED Report on Investigation of Gov? ernment Will Be Issued Soon. [.Special to The TIrac?-Dispatch.J Washington, Januafy It.?A prelim? inary report of the much-ialkcd-of in-j vesligution that the Department of I Agriculture la making on the potash! deposits of the L'liiicil .Hates soon will Be. lsbued by Secretary \\ llaon In' the form of a report from Hrotessor Milton Whitney, chief of Hit Bureau1 of bolls, who la muklng a thorough ; study of the fertilizer resources ot the I country through a special approprla tlon authorized at the laat session of! Congress. The report ntates that enormous' stores of potassium exist in tho Unltod i Stales and that quantities of these de- j poslis soon will be ullltzc-d on a com-, mcrclal scale. The promising sources of potaeh In the L'nltcd Slates, the report Hays, art* the beds of seaweed or kelp groves along Hie Pacific coast- These groves *.ro frequently very extensive,, the most important of which lfes along the Soutnem coast from Point Stir 10 Magdalena Bay. The report states however, that there are important de? posits In other sections of tho cou.i-' try. Glauconlte. the characteristic of] green sand marls, and pronounced con? stituent of point h, occurs In largo de-! poeus In New .Jersey and tho South Atlantic Gulf States. Professor Whit? ney ie reserving more definite infor? mation whioh will reveal the location ot poiaeh deposits In tue country for a better report on the ground that tne investigation has not progressed Car enough lor him to give definite in? formation regarding these deposits, as the Investigators are now engaged in ?leid work and laboratory analysis. Potash beds are to bo found In the Humboldt Basin, Nevada, and the Sur? prise. Warner and Chrlatxnas Valleva of Oregon, and the Saltoji Baaln of California. At present about $120,000. 000 annually is apent In this cotwtrv alone ror fertilizers, of wtrfch mor* thun 80 per cent. Is expended In lbs South Atlantic and Gulf States, and about 3 per cont. weat of the Missis? sippi River. Tho use of fertilizers in Texas, Mississippi and the citrus fruit regions of California, hoa been In? creasing rapidly In the last few years. With the development of the use of fertilizer:! in tho older sections of tha country, and the. certainty of exten? sion into all the sections of the West, a vast Industry must come into ex? istence In the next few years, of creat importance to the "griculturul inter eats and to tho material development of the people of the United States. _. P. H. McG. ROOSEVELT AND BRYAN WILL BE ALLOWED TO ftLlT Lincoln. Neb., January 14.?Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and Colonel W. J. Bryan w'll not be compelled to stand as presidential Candida tea on the Ne? braska ballots In the primary if they insist on withdrawing. This is the modified ruling made last night Secretary of State Walt, who has con? tended heretofore that the names of Roosevelt and Bryan must remRin on the ballot unless the twonty-rtva men who filed their petition withdrew it. In order to have their namos re? moved the two unwilling candidates are obliged to send written declinations on or before March 19. Secretary of Stnto Wait also decided there was nothing lr. tho law to pre- ? vent the name of a man appearing twice on the ballot, provided tho two offices he seeks do not conflict. Thus it will be poss'ble for Mr. Bryan, if he desires, to have his name retained as a presidential candidate, and also allow him to flic as a candidate for delegate ot large to the Democratic National Convention. Each Hentenced to Twelve Years. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Lynohhurg. Va.. January 14.?Vor the robbery of Thomas Rvons and R. W. Rovely. two miles oast of Lynch burg, on January 4. Oscar Davis and John Foster will sorvo twelve years in the penitentiary. This verdict was rendered in tho Circuit Court at Rustburg ye?terday. tho Jury having had the case under consideration since yesterday after? noon. nrVER PACKET STRIKES ICE-CAKE A NT? SIWK8 MornphiB, Tenn., January 14.?While en route from Marlanna, Ark., on the L'Auguillo River, to Helena. Ark., with mofe than thirty passengers and crew and 100 tons of freight, the river pack? et Nettie Johnson struck an unusu? ally heavy Ice-cake yesterday and and sank In twenty-live feet of water in L'AugulJlo Lake. Two passengers and three or mors of tho crow wore drowned before assistance could reach thorn. As the boat sank tho pilot was able to blow distress whistles, which were heard in Marlanna, a few inllas distant. When relief parties arrived thoy found only the pilot house, a/ld the smoke Stack showing. Tho survivors were Clinging to the guy wires and the pilot house ornaments and roof, will? tho i thermometer at '2 degrees above zero. I Rrnmnt ?ctie>n hu uhnsic.la.ns *n tha gpnsr ? th e> ? >spur,? Bv ROY' KU MOULTOrU Tho Tipper. ( He traveled 'round the oountry and he tipped where'er he went, And he wag nearly alwaya "broke" else was badly bent. He tipped the chair ] ear porter and the (boy who lugged | hla grip; In fact, there wasn't any one whom] this man dtdn't t'p. He tipped tho old hack driver who] took him to the hotel. He tipped the hotol porter, and eaoh | time he pushed the boll Ho tipped the bellhop handsomely be? cause he knew ho must. He knew that he was up ag-atnBt the 1 tip receivers' trust. He tipped the cafe waiter and he ] tipped tbe bus boy, too; The leader of the orchestra and all his merry crew. He tipped the car conductors and he | tipped the corner cop; He'd got tbe tipping habit so he | really couldn't stop. He tipped the auto scorcher who ran over him one day. They took him In a baskot to the I hospital straightway. Defore the operation he produced hlB j friendly purse. He thought ho simply had to tip the doctor ::r.d the nurse. When he had reached the other shore 1 his terror, it was great. He had no coin with which to tip St. Peter at the got*. The Weddln' Tower. He hold3 her little hand In hls'n; I There ain't no hand so nice like her*n: Her digit* he yearns to Imprison | And makes good each and every | yearn. The relatives all watch and bltfbber, The train has been due for an hour. The natives stand around and rubber, Because It Is a weddln' tower. They sot and build an airy castle, It Is a day they'll ne'er forget. You use they ain't commonocd t rassle With old High Cost of Llvln' yet. So let 'em dream till the lnst minute. Until the honeymoon Is through Por then there'll be no dreamln' In it?>| Von can't hold hands and rassle, too. I 'I'hut Wedding 1'reeent. Dear 8lr,?We have been invited to a wcddlnr; and wo have got to take a present. We want to do some? thing original, as we are teolly fond j of the young people and sympathise j with them deeply. Can't you offer a suggestion? MRS. It. G. Tile wedding present question Is a| mooted one. Wa know It Is a mooted one, for wo have just looked mooted up In the dictionary. People who are original along othor lines seem to become worse than prooalc when it, comes to selecting gifts. The average young couple starts out In married life with enough cutglass "berry bowls to last a lifetime, with tho hired girl i rmiaahlng three every day. A-lmost everybody seems to wait until tho last moment, und then run to tho store and grab off a t3.")S cutglass hcrry IbOWl, whioh looks at least Ilka $7, and then hasten with It to tho weddlnj. Tho rest of tho people take mantel clocks A person may bo very fond of berries and may also be very punctual and like to know exaotly what time It Is aa-ery mtnute of the day, but there Is a possibility of overdoing the thlner It bos never occurred to about DO per cent, of tho Inhabttante of this more or less enllRhtoned country that there Is anything a young couple will accept1 besides outclass bowl-'und gold mantel clocks. But you want somothlng original, j We will name over a few original gifts and you can take your choice: Wheel chair. Ton of furnace ooel. Nickel-plated wringer. Electric belt. One dozen porous plasters. Order on dentist for set of false teeth. Ear trnrapot. One dozen vaccine points. BUishel of false hair, ?patent mouse trap. One barrel lawn fertilizer. Case of axle greatie. Pair of crutchOB. From the Hlckryvllle Clarion. Hod Peters saye ho hadn't never seen a barn dance, but, by ginger, he would If ho lived out In the Kansas cyclone belt. Anue .Tudcon. our banker, says ono of tbe penaltloa of beln' rich Is beln' ohllged to have grapefruit for break? fast. Mrs. I.afe Purdy. our prominent club woman, who has soon "East Eynne" twice and "Way Down East" threo llmos, will read a paper at the next meeting of tho club on "Mncter Unck's Influence Upon the Modern ?Drama." Grandpa STklbbs. who has been vot? ing for Samuol Tilden for President for thirty years, says ho won't die happy until Tilden Is elected. It be ,glnB to look as though grandpa Is go? ing to leave this world In a discour? aged state of mind. Uncl* Lafe Purdy Is so dead sot sgln oatmobllcs that he goes out on tho back porch and shoots off his old army muoket every time John T). Rockefeller raises the price of gasolene. It has sounded like n rcsr'lar bntt'.f of Gettysburg lately. Ex Hash Ins, who has been divorced twice, Is rending W. .T. Bryan's grent work. "The Third Battle." and Bettln' posted before shlnln' up to the tmnd somo young wldder who liven down on the Hlckeyvlllo rud. We might whip Russia on water, but the troublo In there are a lot of our fighting men who don't drink It. Sausage is one of the wurst things a feller kin cat. Hank Tumms says ho do"fn't take a drink with everybody. They don't all Invite him. Irresistible Iiuptilne. To shake tho furnace. To have eggp for breakfast To wear n black derby hat. To looh under tho door mat for the key. To blame the coal when the fire goes out. To kick on your gas bill. To hanker for the piece of steak next tho bone. relief party saved several lives, but some lost ftngcrH and toes, frozen. The boat sank In fivo minutes after striking, and every soul on board was carried down Into tho cold waters. It was barely 4 o'clock In the mornlnl? when th? Nettle Johnson went down, and li forty-llve-mllo wind cut through the drenched men and womon. v*l_^?^S3.50 and $4 201 E. Broad Magnificent showings of Fins Furs, Coats. Suits and Hats. See Our Great New Store New and Stock. Seventh and Grace flWOMENS' OUTER GARMENTS j 1 BROAD STREl <T5cfa) Chifi CwsSf '? Woin Ji'uitw It . HIO STORE. ROUNTREE'S For Leather Goods of All Kinds. 703 East BroadSt. HAVE YOU SEEN THE New Method Gas Ranges AT Pettit & Co.'s? MEN OF TASTE NATURALLY COME TO Greentree s tor Clothes Uro.ul nt Seventh. Committee Secures Pledge of Fair Treatment for Delegates and Visitors. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Chicago, 111., January 1 1 ?Antici? pating the presence of at least 100,000 visitors In i-hieugo during the Repub? lican national convention, ami deter? mined to sou ihat, aa members of the Republican party, they receive fair treatment at the hands of local hotel keepers, tho subcommittee of the com mlttce on arrangements tor the con? vention, at its meeting hero, maue its chief business a conference with the hotel manugers. Chairman Mew, of tne suboommltlee, secured a pledge from the hotel keep? ers that extortionate p'rlcoa will not be asked for accommodations dur? ing the convention. Reservations for sleeping rooms for convention week are already being made at the beat hotels at from t& to V16 a day. The committee, which la composed entirely of "old guard" standpatters, got down to work a day late, but when the oommlttce hud completed Its organisation, routine matters were disposed of quickly. William Hay ward, ot Omaha, was sclooted as secretary and ex-Governor Erankiin Murphy, ot New Jersey, was mado treasurer. I After tho mooting Chairman New said tho committee hjd arranged tor! hotel accommodations for delegates, had made allotment* of floor space, ar- ( ranged for the Installation of telegraph I wires on the convention lloor, and con? sidered a proposal to reduce the num? ber of press seats from 116 to 27S. < The next meeting of the committee probably will bo held March fi-10, when contracts will be awarded for furnish? ing budges, installing scats, wires and all othor incidentals to tho convention. After the meeting to-night Chairman New had the following to auy rognrdln;-; tho political situation: "Presidont Taft will be rcnomtntited. We understand that. Colonel Itoosovelt la not a candidate. 1 will not Bay what result I think his entry ar. a candidate might havt> on th? situation, as 1 do not believe such art exigency will arise. While the Ija Folletto supportero are making a lot of noiso, It will bo found that the votes of tho delegates will be for Taft." SWANSON WILL DE ORATOIt. Confederates In . Washington to Cele? brate Lee-Jiksuu Ulrthday. Washington, January 13.?United Conleiierato Veterans and associated Confederate organizations of the Dis? trict have 3ot aside January 1? for the ;oln*- celebration Ol f ? birthdays ot the two great military leaders of the iout^?General Robert hi. Lee .md General Stonewall Jackson. The birthdays of the. tw.o dlstingotsh cd Confederates falling on January ID and January 21. respectively, will bo observed on the same evening; with ap? propriate exercises. .Senator Claude A. Swnnson, of Vir? ginia, will be the principal speaker, and .? program of speeches by men in public life and Confederate Wongs has hern arranged fur tit" occasion. It is expected that tho attendance tili? >cii j will bo greater than at uny other time I on account of tha iolnt c?'*l)ra tlio;. DIAMONDS We have Ju3t mounted many now and g? attractlvo diamond pieces, whloh are.sR especially reasonable. In view of thh : advanced prico of diamond*. Schwarzschild Bios., Klehiuond'o Leading Jewelers. SECOND AND UF.OAD STREET*. PUN NEARLYCOMPLETE Hay Modifying Bill, and Stirnson Will Withdraw His Objections. Washington, January 14.?A compre?1 honsive military plan for the United ] .States will be completed by the Wat . . Ccllego and general ataff of the Army at Washington before tho end of the present session of Congress, accord* nig to a statement made by Secretary ? ?f War Stlmaon before the House Com u.itteo on Military Affairs. ?ecrotury Stirnson said the army to- ' day was unprepared for war because ? "f its geugrupnical disposition. The troopa were in a state of high ofn- i ?iency. but tliey must bo distributed, according to a tactical plan, where their aurvlccs could be used to the grettteat advar.tuife, ho ...Ud. The War Cullego and the general . staff have been at work on plana which are understood to contemplate it reorganization of moat brancnoa oC the urmy service, the abandonment ot many mllltun posts in tho Interior of the country and the location of large bodies uf troops ut strategic positions. 1'Jxtenslve modlticatlona of the army, reortjanization bill, now before Con Rieas, were announood to-4nlght liv. Chairman Hay, 0r the committee. Mr. Hay determined to eliminate that por? tion of the bill which would mako the "laff corpa permanent and abolish tho present syaleru of details from tho line of the army. He declared that tho chief of coaut artillery and chief od the division of militia also would b* retained In the army organization when tho bill Anally Is presented tu the House. "If theso chnnijes aro made," said Secretary Stlmson. "most of my oppc- - sitlon to the bill will be withdrawn." The proposed creation of new major generals In the consolidated supply de-, pat'ttnent wus opposed by Secretary ^Unison as a discrimination against thu ollicers of the line. W. W. Kennard Disappears. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. I Orandon, Wts., January 14.?-"With tliousands ot dollars of notes and mortgages out throughout the State'. W. W. Kennard. proprietor of tho For? est County Ahstract Company, who was prominent in the disbarment pro? ceedings against Ex-Dlstrlct Attorney , Narz. has disappeared. His family I claims not to know horo he has gone. Attorney A. C. Umborclt, of Milwau? kee, who waa the Governor's repre? sentative In the disbarment proceed? ings, and Dr. J. N. Humphrey, of Whlto Water, are -<uid to be the largest cred? itors. The charge is likely to bo made for? mally before tho district attorney that mortgages amounting to from $75.000 to Sinc.000 were forged and sold. 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