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boys, well armed, has started south?
ward for the Rio Grande, with the determination to release the besieged. A Mexican cowboy brought ncW3 of the fight. He brought an appeal to tho Texas cowboys for assistance. Jlrown Pascal, manager of the ranch, iour Americans and five friendly Mexicans nre said to bo barricaded in fc large adobe ranch house at Cuervo, headquarters of the ranch. Tho insur? gent baud that Is utUcmptlng to cap? ture the ranch Is sold to number fifty. The ranch is one of the largest In jNv.rtho.rn Mexico. Blacksmith Is Killed. According to the story of the courier, tho Insurgents approached the ranch yesterday afternoon and de? manded stores, n.tddlos, horses and guns. Pascal refused nntl. with the bookkeeper, "Smoky"' Miller, tho fore? man, nnd two other Americans, took refuge In the house. A Mexican blacksmith at the rancii is said to have been killed. When the courier arrived at Polaris, e. small settlement on the Rio Grande, lie found several Americans. They Immediately scattered to tho neigh? boring ranches, and a lull for assist Since was sent to Sierra Bianca; A telephone message from Polaris late Inst night announced that twelve Amer'cans were gathered there und another company of fifteen.wasvvlthln a few milts of the river. When the two I camps are united they declare that they will make a dash for the be- I sieged ranch, twenty-two miles inland. Three special trains, loaded with Jiiuericun soldiers. passed through Ki-ira Bianca bound for 131 Paso last Bight. An effort was made, to nave a co pany of the Soldiers cross the river to save the rnnenmen, but this was refused. An attack on Ojinagu. the Mexican garrison town opposlu Presidio, Tex., is expected. A larg? command of Insurgents Is camped on ?the Concho River nnd has demanded the surrender of the city. (Continued from First l'age.) called upon mo to preside over their destinies," etc. POSTPONE CONVENTION Senator Bncon Urges lleinocrnts to Select n L>nfer Date. Washington. February 21.?Senator Bacon, of Georgia, one of the Demo? cratic leaders In the Senate, to-day de? clared in favor of postponing the Democratic convention In Baltimore, which has been called for June 2C>, un? til a later date, because as now ar? ranged. It would be held only a week alter the Republican convention In Chicago. "Tho entrance of Mr. Roosevelt to the contest for the Republican nomi? nation lu Hie presidency." said Senator Bacon, "has 80 complicated Illings that 1 think the Democratic .National Com? mittee should take steps to pospone tho time for holding the Democratic convention, "The Republican convention Is call? ed for June it? and the Democratic convention June 25. Juat a woek later. >M hest then cannot be more titan three days between the adjournment ot the Republican convention and the meeting of the Democratic convention, 'vho knows that there will not be t :ch a conllict of views as to the plat? form and aspirations of candidates as to prolong tne Republican convention ticyond the time of the meeting ot the Democratic convention? In that event the Democrats would be In no posi? tion to give proper consideration to this situation, and 1 think the meet? ing of our convention should be de? ferred for two or three weeks be? yond the date now fixed, to 'nsure euch un opportunity if il is presetted." Mack Agnlnst I'oirtponcment. Ktw York, February 27.?This Is the first I have heard of such a sugges? tion, and as yet I don't ueo any need cf a postponement," said Norman E. Mack, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, when his atten? tion was called to-night to Senator Bacon's declaration In favor of a later date for the Democratic National Con? vention. "Our convention Is to be held a week later than that of the Republi? cans, and If any emergency arose through the action of the Republican gathering postponement for a week cd' the Democratic convention could be arranged for then. While, not de Firlng tc take Issue- whatever with 1he Senator, my personal opinion 'a that there Is no need for any such ?rrangement now." Jefterson Hotel Arrivals. E. R. Graves, New York; Countess I fie Montsanlln. Paris; Mrs. Martin F.. Greene, Paris; Miss fielen Docke,! Varls; Mrs. C. J. Whipple, Cleveland; John W. T.yon. Baltimore; Mrs. C. C. '? Glleaon, Washington: C. B. Van Allen I n:id wife, Warsaw, N. Y.; George A. J.ewls nnd wife. Warsaw. N. V.; 11. Demklan, New' YprU: W. F. Mnc Mlllan. Wilscrrt. W C: V. A. l.ea. Phil? adelphia: B, B. Ifatcher, Atlanta, Ca.; M. M. Kruger, Baltimore; J. p. Dlcu "Berry's for Clothes" KEEP IT DARK This information is only for a few?for those who let last week's chances at our store slip by. A few lots of our black and Oxford overcoats, medium weight, some silk [lined, regular price $30, I now $22.75. Those that were $25, at $1 7.75 now. Overcoats such as every man wants?six months in the year. Spring coats for young women. i ico, Ruffnlo. >;. v.; Mrs. J. C. Martin. Raleigh, N. C: \V. B. lllggins, Wheel? ing, W. Va.; B. J". Kirkpatrlck, Dynch burg, V"?.; c. I. Dunsford, Ronnnko, vu.; W. T. Paxton. Bucna Vista, Va.; D. J. Hrcslin, ltuunokc, Va.; S. A. M?r rlaey, New York; J. Q. Royce. Jr., Bul tlmoru; John II. Pruitt and wife, Brooklyn; Cyrua H. l.ong. Newark, N. .1.; J. <;. Brown, Chicago. Charles Wiseman ami wife. New Vork; E. \V; Richardson, Hosten; n. Crawford, Jr., Chicago; Mrs. J. JF, Cassel), Staunlor., Va.; H. Russell and wife, Boston; Ii. 1'. JLaysOn, New York: .lames B. Bly, Jr., Baltimore; C. M. Hates, wile and sou, Trenton. N. J.; Mrs. Sue Brlnnon, North Curollua; Miss Elizabeth Readier, North Carolina; J. A. Thompson and wile, Bangor, Me.; ,T. .1. Tnrwntcr, Bangor, Me.; W. II. Pameron. Bangor, Me.: B. White nrid wife, Wurrenton, Va.j Dr. T. J. Unit and wlfb, Warren ton: J. W. Houies and wife, Warn 11 ton; E. J. Fullerton and wife, Pater son, X. J.; M. Space and wife, Prlnce land. N. .1.; Charles F. Webb. Boston: 10. I* Ooldschinldt. New York; 10. M. Deems. New York City; James K. Verkes, Heading, Fa.; James Cum mings, Reading, Pa.; Andrew F. t:um ntlllgs, Heading, l'a.; 10. B. Ulrich, Reading, l'a.: J. C. Mlnot and wife, Hoston; II. C. T. Milter. Wilmington. Del.: It. w. sounder*. Hampton: R. s. Scott, Philadclphle; N. S. ("onrnd and wife. St. I.ouis. Mo.; O. A. Hayden. New York City; 11. P. Hayden, New York city; F. O. Blema and wife. Pet? erson, N. J.; G. A. Hayden. New York City. Instruct for Tuft. East F.ndford. Va., February 27.?A Repu'blicr.n mass-meeting to-night called to elect dele-gules to the Roan oke convention, Indorsed Taft and sent a delegation Instructed Id vote for al delegation to the national convention ! Instructed for Taft. The delegates lo the district and Slate convention are J. W. I'ugh, W J. l.enderlne, Win Nye, J. W. Dud? ley, H. T. Jenkins and R. H. Dobbins. Alternates?C. W. Myers, F.. M. Rupe, George Reed, I. U Blnsteln, W. II. Harris and W. II. Williamson. Alleged foal Thief. Hiram Fitzgerald, seventeen years old, was arrest cd yesterday by Officer Angel for stealing a smal quantity of coal from the Chesapeake and Ohio Bailway Company. He was locked up at the Second Police Station. Wilson flub Organised. Lynchhurg, Va.. February -7.?A \ Wootlrow \Vllnon club was formed here to-night hy prominent Democrats oi the city, with Ho- following officers: President, N. c. Malison; vice-Pres? ident. 1.. (\ Wrenn: Secretary, Thos. .1. W'lllams. The club starts off with thirty members. A canvass Is to he made for pledges for Wilson support? ers. in the It isn't necessary to farm to make a for? tune in this thriving young country, although farmers and fruit raisers in the Northwest are getting rich ? there are openings for every trade and every busi? ness in the thrifty new towns along the new transcontinental railway that serves this vast, rich agricultural region. One Way Fare In effect every day, Mar. 1 to Apr. 15, Chicago to points in the Pacific Northwest. Every travel comfort is provided in the new type tourist sleeping cars on "The Olympian" and "The Columbian" from Chicago daily through for Butte, Missoula, Ellensburg, Seattle and Tacoma, over the shortest line?the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railways l?>Satare desctiptloe of the New Northwest and of the tcrclcc offered bg th* new transcontinental trains lenl free on request. GEO. J. LINCOLN, Commercial Agent, 818 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. F. A. MILLER, General Passenger Agent, CHICAGO SLEMP CONVICTED ON FALSE EVIDENCE Miss Lloyd Cor.fesses She Did Not Tell Tiuth on Stano and Legs Forgiveness ot Man Now U.iuer irrison Sentence. [Special to The Timcs-Dlspaich.] Bristol, Va., February it.?Amaze . ntent seized the people ot the uioun I tain town of JOneSvlllo In Led ? uunty, to-duy, uhen tt pretty girl troin one of tue cultured iiiouiitain homes ap? peared at the county jail wearing an air of anxiety tutu seeking n conturonco with Hyatt Slump, tho young man j who on last ttuturduy was sentenced to six years in Hie State Penitentiary on the charge of having murdered j . .uvelund bit ton, another young man1 01 the county. It was Miss Jennie Lloyd, twenty-two years of uge, and r. daughter of Alexander Lloyd, Lloytl, ol Dot, Lee county, who claim- j cd the attonlion of Hie community ] under circumstances loading lo a dramatic Bsenc. .Miss Lloyd, who is said to bo related to a number of prominent families of that iiuntc In boulhwest Virginia, because ol her wtlisotnu beauty bad been the object j of u keen rivalry between Hyatt bleinp und Cleveland Litton. Lach ! hud sought lo win her affections, ll is reported, und It wus out ol this rivalry thai the quarrel resulted whicn j caused Litton to be shut down by I young SI em p. Miss Lloytl wus pies- j cut when lite fatal altercation took I place between -the rivals, and she j naturally became the most material witness. 1 it was upon her statement that [ Slomp shot Litton down without any I i show of armed resistance on ihc purl 'of the latter that led the jury to us] verdict against Slomp, who Is one of , the most highly conncited young men j ! In the county. i When sue arrived In Joncsvillo to? day Mis.- Lloyd declared that she must : see Slemp and pleaded to be taken to 1 I tho jail immediately. She was ushered' ?into ihc jail corridor and wus soon | I lace to face with the young mau i I whose liberty she had sworn. With I tears in her eyes und pleading for forgiveness she confessed lo Siemp | that she had sworn a falsehood on ! the witness stand, thus causing his , conviction. After n conference with j the young prisoner. In which sue showed deep penitence, she deilarcd lb I Persons present that she wanted to j make amends for her conduct and thai rather than see Slemp go to the peni? tentiary she would go herself. "1 know I have wronged him." she j said, "and if tho court will allow the to. I will gladly go to prison In his steud." Leaving ihc jail. Miss Lloyd went) before Commonwealth's Attorney Sknggs ami a magistrate of the county und maile oath to a confession that she hud sworn to it falsehood at the trial. In this statement she said that tho truth was that Litton, instead of being shot down deliberately by Slemp. was himself armed and struck Slemp n blow <>n the head with his revolver before the fatal shot was fired. She did not know, as the state? ment relates, what became of Lllton's revolver. It was. however, stated at the lime of the. shooting that Litton was killed with hit own revolver and that Slemp hail secured It In some unaccountable Way. Now that the Jury has already pass- ! cd upon the case, and It is closed so far as the court Is concerned, It is stated that CotnmDnw.inlth's Attorney; Sknggs will forward a copy of Miss i Lloyd's confession to Governor Mann i in order thai the Executive may take under advisement the advisability of Issuing a pardon for Slemp. Because of the prominence of the Slemp family, and the fact that no John Drew Will Not Get All the i Applause if Those Rush Girls Reach Gallery. CAmtOLL McCOMAS. Even is ho is the bigS star six nights in the week, John Drew, the actor, will have to divide honors with Car? roll McComus during his engagement at the Academy of Music, beginning to-night. For nearly every girl In Richmond remembers Miss Mc.Comat as (he leading woman in the stock company at the Academy a year or two ago, when sh* became such a fa? vorite and received so much social at? tention. So when It was announced ; that she. would he hero this week with John Drew, those people who used to attend practically uil of her perform? ances In stock arranged to sec her 'again, and "rush" parties have been I organized for the matinee to-morrow. I Women who have taken part In these I "rush" functions, where people lose 1 their hair and combs and pockethooks ? and face powder and muffs and hand j kerchiefs and slippers, say It Is great ? fun. although Manager Wise has be I lievsd that at times this sort of en I tertatnthent was dangerous. The wo | men folk line up long before the gnl I lory doors are opened, and when they swing bank the mad upward scramble* j hcglns. Mlsg McComas will be entertained by some of her old friends while in Richmond; She will live with them and nol at a hotel, so In that way she : w ill not have to talk to so manv young fernnle visitors who think it would be i Just lovely to be an actress. Manager WI.?o said last night that his force has an*w?rod hundreds of telephone i rails from persons who wanted to ' know If Miss McComas was really with : Mr. Drew. The snmc question was ', hurled over the wire so rapidly on j Monday that Archibald Burke, the os i slstnnt treasurer. *nd a sl'irht attack I of. nervous prostrn Hon. He Is under treatment hy his phystotan. THE LAX-rOS WAT. If you hud a medicine that w.iuld strengthen the liver, the stomach, the kid? neys and the bowel?, ?r.d ttt thn uma time ; mnko yon strong with a eyitenilo tonic, I don't you believe you would soon be well? That'* "The Lnx-l'os Way." We nsk you to buy the drat bottle 0n th? money-biwk plan, and you will nsk youi druRSttt lo tell you the second. It keeps your whole Ins.jo right,. There Is nnihlng ?1st made like Lax-Foe, JUmamtiir tho aMajr-LAX.FOg,-A4r. stnln hud heretofore attached to tho I family name, a sincere Inturosl was I leu inrouguout the county thai Hyult blemp mignt bo aule to esluullsh his I claim that tho shooting wus done in eolf-defense. Alticil sympathy was felt for Miss Lloyd In tne dramatic scone of to-day. ii is not yet known what course may be taken with reference to her, or Whether any one will offer to pro? ceed against her. The town of Jonesy'llo was agog nil this ufteruoon, and it was the con? sensus of opinVn there mat nothing quite so sensational had stirred the community In recent years na the fcur leaa and penitent altitude of Miss Lloyd In coming voluntarily front her mountain home to malte a clean breast of her utijusl and ungenerous co?rsu in swearing to what site now declares to have been a deliberate falsehood. In hor c,union Stomp was justiiiublo in the shooting. ENROLMENT IS 17,668 l'ubllc Schools lluve Gained 1,1 IS Tu lilin In fust Year, Superintendent j. a. c. Chandler re? ported to tho City School Hoard lust night u total enrolment In the pub? lic schools of 17,tiut>?white, 12,08ti; colored, 5,682?an 1 increase of 1,11? from tho same date last year. An eti couruglng report was submitted as to the work done by the medical 'nsDoc? tors and nurses," showing l.lou visits made by tho nurses to homes of pu? pils, giving advice und direction in re? gard to treatment needed. The board Invited the Superintend? ents' Conference of National Education now in session in St. Louis, to hold its next meetinir in Itichmoud. J. H. Saun dors being commissioner to present tho invitation. Miss Evelyn Ryland was elected a teacher In tho .lohn Marshall High tichool, and Miss Caroline LLtlopage ;t teacher at Powhnlun School. Miss Minnie QriRlth was elected pupil leach ir in place of Miss Alva Normane re? signed. Reports showed that work was progressing on new Madison and Uuehaimn School Buildings as rapidly as weather would permit. TRACING SUGAR~B?YERS City Will I'roseciite Persona Who nought Stolen Property. Detective-Sergeant Wiltshire yes terday resumed his work of tracing the disposition of various :acks of the 2."On pounds of sugar which Clar-1 ? m e Brown, colored, in accused of stealing. It Is his purpose to brim; all persona who bought the stolen propertv at ridiculously low prices Into court for trial. Winston Cephas, colored, and J. Ccphua are said to be among other purchasers, and they will be given a hearing Saturday. A largo quantity of the sugar has been recovered and 'it is now being held at the Kirst Police Station. It will bo usod as evidence against Brown, : . , _ I The sugar was stolen from O. a. i Harwood, a commission merchant, of. 106 Virginia .street_ Soft as Pollen on a Honeysuckle Flower NO other Talcum Powder is entirely free from all gritty sub? stance. No other man? ufacturers use a pro? cess like ours. After our Talcum is powdered, it is blown into the air in a tightly scaled room. The heavier particles sink and are discarded ? only the powder that is fine and soft enough to float is used. Any gritty lumps harm the skin. Above all no tiny, hard flecks should touch the tender flesh of a baby. Only the. pollen of flowers is as soft and fine and smooth and delicate as Talcum Powder It comes to you in a handsome sifter top box that is impervious to air and damp? ness. The fragrance and softness last indefinitely. We own the only first quality Talc mines in the U. S.?that is why we are the o;i/y manufacturers who can sell the highest erode, perfectly powdered Talcum for 10 Cents a Box Ark your dealer. TALCUM PUFF COMPANY Main and AUmv/atlmrtrs . Biuh Terminal Bids. Brooklyn, N. Y. Good housekeepers solve j the question of high cost of living by sending their orders for Groceries to Richmond's new, up-to-date store? No. 00 Broad St., Fine Groceries and Wines. Phones Mon. 512-513. Advertising Resuls can be produced when the money Is Judlot ouidy expondud. .v? have planned and ex? ecuted many I t-?-.. end small advertising campaigns. We know how to gel profitable result*. Consult ut and bo convlncod. JfllliUMAN AUVKItTISINQ AGENCY, INC., Maiuai Building, Rlohmond, ,. .. Virginia, < Thon? Ifadlion Mil.. h n Homes ere there are cniiaren s. TRADE MARK serves a great purpose in de? veloping an appreciation for music and a knowledge of the masterpieces which a child could hardly gain even with much effort at manual playing. Liberal allowance on upright pianos taken in exchange. Catalogue free. I SuuceiuiorM Cabin Pinna Co. Hon. 728. 213 E. Broad. (Continued from First rage.) sharply about and lied Into the club houae. Colonel- .Roosevelt to-morrow Is to attend tho meeting of the Harvard board of overseers, tako luncheon with Arthur 11111. i\ leader of the Roosevelt movement here, und start for New York at 3 P. M. BARNES FOR TAFT The Colonel's IMttcr Kurmy Mipreases Uli Oiilulou uf Cuudidnte. Washington, February ?Unin nouueed in Republican political clr- i ties and hta arrival apparently unex? pected except at ih? White House, Where he dined witn President Taft and Secretary Hilles, William Harnes, Jr., ot Albany, cnalrtnan of the New York Statu Republican Committee, came to Uashington to-night. His ap? pearance guve rlso to all sorts of ru? mors, out the one which was given greatest credence was tnat he would take direct management of President 'I all's candidacy in .New York Stale. in fore going to tue White House Mr Harnes gave 10 the Associated Press a Statement assailing the recent speech made at Columbus. O., by Colonel Roosevelt. He made a point of the fact that tho statement was 'ssued before any talk ivlth the Pres'dvnt. Iii characterized the speech a? a "pre? face to a candldacv," and a "viola? tion of Republicanism." Ho staled Unit if be wore one who could subscribe to the doctrine en pounded he "would feel thai his feet Were on ullppery ground." While Mr. Barnes did not name; President Taft or mention his candi uacy in any way, his meaning could nut be misconstrued when he pointed out that each New York district would elect Republican delegates by the pri? mary nystein on .March 20 and dele gaies-at-large at the Hlale. convcnlion , on April 8, and predicted "that the, best judgment of nearly one-half-mil- | lion of enrolled Republicans would bei ex pressed." The conference between the Presi? dent, Mr. Harnes and Secretary Hill.is lasted until a very late hour, and no announcement was made of the mat? ters discussed. Among those who Pained of Mr. Harnes's views and who claimed to be familiar with his proba? ble purpose, ll was staled that he un? doubtedly had urged the President to insist upon a very strong platform In so far as It rcuiflrme.il Republican prin? ciples of the pasl. and lo hold out against recent doctrines as expressed | l>y the more radical of Hie progres? sives, IN MEMORIAM DUKE?Sacred to the memory of our lost treasure, HARRY UTTLE U10RRY DU KB, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Willlard Uuke, who died one year ago to-day, February I 26, 1911. j i Only a little child, our own, i Who hus a name, c place; Ho stands before his Father's throne j And sees Him face to face. Only a little while, and then Shall fade life's setting sun. And bright shall seem the morning When this weary day is done. Onlv a little while to wait; His time, not ours, Is best. A baby boy at tho golden gate Shall welcome us into rest. DEATHS BABER?Died, in Now Tork, at St, Vincent Hospital, at 7:15 o'clock February 26. MRS. MARY POWERS BABER, wife of John Franklin Ba ber. Funeral from Clay Street M B Church WEDNESDAY, February 27, at 3 o'clock. Interment In Holly- i wood. BROCK?Died, ut his residence. 920 Scott Street, yesterday at 4-40 P M JAMES J. BROCK. Funeral notice later. HILL?Died, at her residenoe, 2514 O Stroot, MRS. MARY E. HILL, In the! sixty-seventh year of her age. She: loavea one daughter, Mrs. J. W | Chapman, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Funeral at the above residence at 4 o'clock WEDNESDAY AFTER? NOON. OODDIN?Died, at her residence, Dlas cond, Va., Sunday, February 25, 8:15 P. M.. MRS. MOLLIE COWLHS OOD? DIN. widow of N. S. Goddln. Sr. She la survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis P. Trice, and two sons, Llght 1 foot T. and Oustavu3 A. Goddln, all of Dlascond, Va. ' Funeral took place at the resi? dence Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. I Burial in tho family burying ground. I Cowlesvllle. DUKE?.Died, February 27, at 3:15 o'clock, at his residence, 314 West Cary Btreot, RICHARD DUKE, in the eighty-third year of his age. 1 Ho la survived by three daughters I and two sons. : Funeral from the resldonce THORS j DAY AFTERNOON at 3:30 o'clock. McDONALD?Died, at his homo, Hop i kins Road, Chesterfield county, I Tuesdav night, Fobruary 27. 1012. at 9 o'clock, ARCHER C. McDONALD, aged slxty-throo years. Funeral arrangements will be an I nounoed later. Dabney Commends Work to Up- j lift Strangers Who Move I Into Richmond. With addresses by Rev. W. J. Young, D. D., pastor of Contenary Methodist Church; C. W. Hardwicko. chairman of the building- committee; W. T. Dab? ney, business manager of the Cham? ber of Commerce, and others, tho new building of tho Methodist Dieiltuto (or Christian Work, located on tho corner of Nineteenth and Grace Streets, wuaj formally opened yesterday afternoon. Devotional exorcises were conducted by Hev. W. Asbury Christian. Hev. A. D. Sharp, for some year, tnc bead of the mission, aii^ inter superintendent of lliu Aielbodlsi ?rp?unuge, spoku on the work of thu institute during Its twelve years of activity. Mr. liurd wicko, for tna building commilteo, ro porlc? Li nit thu inauiutu now owns property valuud at ??l.ouu. having too buuunislration buliulng. just opuueu, liu v. men uro located the ulllcufi and 1 too men's und buys' departments, Lae young people's und cmldreu'a work I Oeing i .neu in lliu Pace Building, at 1 i'Ja Nonn Nineteenth Street, and thu Home for Girls, at Twemleth and I Droud Streots. Dabney Cominendn Egort. Mr. Dauuey oxpreBSud his gratlflca | tlon at tu? broad work the institute Is doing, expressing the opinion that no charitable enterprise was doing so , litucll tor the uplift of the community. He made an earnest appaal to those present to Join in extending Its usc i fulness. Mr. Dabney especially com j mended tho work being done by the Institute In taking cura of girls com? ing lo iUunmond lo work In factories its a phase of benevolence which should receive liberal support from ihc com? munity. Dr. Young said that the new build? ing was thoroughly modern and well adapted for the work of tho men's and boys' departments, and announced the employment of Odis Kinnant. formerly of South Richmond, lo take charge of lhe boys' department, which he said would be thoroughly organized short? ly. Evangelistic service will he held In the main building under direction of tho Hupirlnlendent, Rev, .1. VV. Dlxon, and the work of caring for homeless men will shortly be resumed. Most of those present Inspected the three blanches of the work of the Institute, and expressed their npprovai and cordial support of the excellent work being conducted. OBITUARY lltehnrd Duke. Richur! Duke lied at his home. 314 West Cary Street, yesterday afternoon at ?:ju .'clock, after a short Illness of pneumonia, in the eighty-third year of his age. He leaves three daughters?Mrs. J. v.. Bla'r, Mrs. W. 11. Munkin, of this city, and Mrs. J. T. Cobb, of Greens? boro. N. C.?and two sons?R. W, Duke and D. Wheat Duko. The funeral will take place to-mor rotv aft-.moon ut 3:31) o'clock from the rcsldoncn. Mlsa Norms fiirra. . [Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch. 1 EynchbUrg, Va., February 27. ?Miss Normu OWOti; nged forty-live, it res? ident of the eastern section of Camp? bell county,'died lust night at 11 o clock ut one of the hosplt.il- of the city, where she had been some time for trenlment. The body was taken this morning by relntlvea to Concord for burial. J. M. Wooding. [Special to The Tlnics-Dispatch.] Farmville, Va.. February 27.?J. M. Woodruff, a will known and pros? perous fin mer of Cumberland county, died last night In his home near Mc Rae's. The funeral will take plttcu to-morrow. Mrs. Vivian P. Medeorge. [Spc-'la! to The Tlmes-Dispatch.] Etna Mills. Va? February 27.?Mrs. 1 Vivian 1". MeOcnrg; died while on her i honeymoon tour. Mrs. McGeorge was] Miss Helen I>ee Moron, and she mar-] ried Mr McGeorge on February 15 end went on u trip via Washington IV C, Baltimore nnd other points. While on this trip Mrs. MeOeorg,, be? came 111. and she was taken to n hos? pital at Washington, where she died on Friday last. Her remolns were brought home on Saturday, and the f?hersri was conducted by Rev. R. W Fox at Hebron Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at S o'clock. She formerly was the teacher of the Infant class In the Sunday school. At the funeral these Infants. Cilrty-two In number followed In a bodv. There were six? teen honorary pallbearers. W. C. Dniiktini. [Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.1 Farmville, Va.. February J7.?W. C Dunkum (lied at nn enrlv hour thin morning at his home, near Worsham after a short Illness. For forty years Food Products May Be High But Good Health Is Far More Important. John O. Sale, of 712 Clay Street, city, made the following statement recently in j connection with ' Tona Vita," the tonic that is now being introduced in Rich? mond at the Polk Miller Drug Company. Mr. Sale said: "I have been nervous and run down lor several years. I "1 have never known just what was I the matter with me. I slept poorly and my sleep did me little good. 1 felt tired out most of the time, and was always nervous and despondent. I seldom had a I good appetite, and when I did cat the "I got some ''Jona Vita' a short time ago, and have taken it regularly since There is no other medicine equal to it. The first dose helped me, and every day I have become stronger and better. I I now feel as well as I did ten years ago. i 1 seem to get nourishment from my food, i and no longer seem so tired and depressed. 1 I am 87 years of age, and think it won I dcrftil to have gotten back my health at this age after being sick so long." The specialists who are introducing "Tona Vita" in Richmond are giving demonstrations of what the tonic will do in five minutes. All day long they meet callers at the store between 9 A. M. and !8 P. M-, where they arc located, and try ' to produce a noticeable improvement iti jail cases of nervous debility within five I minutes, the people who take the preparn i tion to be the judges. There is no charge for this demonstration, and several hun , dred people tried tin: experiment yester. day. The specialists arc at the Polk t Miller Drug Company, 83-1 East Main I Street, to meet all callers, i One of the specialists said: " 'Tona Vita' will break all records in Richmond. People are just beginning to realize what 1 a great preparation it is. Wc are in? structed by our company to take no money for the tonic unleis the prepara? tion prove satisfactory. Thousands upon thousands in this and other large cities arc afflicted with general debility caused by metropolitan life. The entire system becomes affected in such rases, and net vousnes.-, stomach trouble, headache, backache, despondency and loss of vi? tality result. 'Tona Vita' will work won? ders in such cases in a remarkably short time. If it doesn't wc want nothing other than the time it takes to come and get the tonic. j Many people seem to be amazed at the remarkable records which arc being made by the new remedy, Many cases of ner? vousness, stomach trouble,and general break down of from ten to twenty-live years' standing are repotted to have been relieved in a very short time. he had conducted the starre transpor? tation of passengers and merchandise, between Hampden-Sldney, Woraharr and Farmvlllu, and was one of the best known citizens of the county. He leaves a widow and several children The funeral will take place to-mor? row aft-rnoon at S o'clock. Ham Earnest Clcaton, who was born In Brunswick counly In 1861, died in LaCrosne on l-'cbrutiry 20. He was tin son of William Clcaton and Bessie Nash Cleaton. and his wife. Berste Nash Clcaton, and five children survive He wax a membor of the Methodist Church for many years, and also n member o( South Hill l^odgc. No. 247 A. P. and A. M. James M. Lambert. 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