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Waists Tucked, tailor-made, open back or front; special, $2.38 Social and Personal Miss Louise Mi!on will return to Richmond to-day, aftei spending sev? eral wceka with relatives In Alexan? dria. Ml st* Mason went to Alexandria the middle of April; where .sue was bridesmaid at the ?dge-Foster wed? ding, whleh took placi April 17 Mrs. Harvey T. Barrett, who has been the guest 01 her brother, Or. Nor? ton L, Mason, on East urace Btrcot, lias returned to her homo in Charlotte, N. C. Returned to Itlehmond. Miss Fanny Scott and Camilla Well ford returned lo Richmond this weed:, after an absence of several weeks. They wer..- guests of Miss Elizabeth i.emmon In Baltimore foi Easter and n. great coal <.f handsome entertaining ?was dono in their honor. Miss Well ford and Mies Scott ha>ve also visited relatives In Warrenton for some time past. Visitors Entertained. Mrs. William Hodges Mann'enter? tained the Petersburg Music Club, of which she Is a member, 7?sterday af? ternoon In the executive mansion with John Powell as K'i'/*t of honor. The mansion was arranged with Jars of cherry blossoms and dogwood. anel Mrs. Mann wore a Prsnch gown of blue chiffon embroidered In white Jicads. Mrs. J. Smith Brockeiibroush. of 111 T?ast Cary Street, entertained at 11 small tea Tuesday afternoon for Mr. Towcll and his friend. Mr. Zlmballst, the virtuoso, who played at the Wed? nesday Cluh matinee. Only a- few guests were Invited <n for tea with Mr. Powell and Mr. Zlmballst Id Wytbevllle. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miller, of this city, havo been rerrnt guests of Mr. arid Mrs. J. H. McGavock, near Wytbe? vllle. While in that place. Mr and Mrs. Miller rented the Moore roeld?n<e for tho three summer months. They expect to spend May. June and July with their family in Wyihev'lle. Norfolk Wedding. Another charming wedding took place Tuesday aftr.rnoo;"., when Miss Miriam Derrickcon daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Dorrlckson, of Colly Avenue, was united In mar? riage to Ivor A. Page. Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Page, also of Norfolk. The ceremony took place at 4:30 o'clock in the Client Methodist Church. Rev. Clayton O. Tut'.le, pastor of tho church, Officiating. Th.- bride, who was accompanied by M:s? F.dlth Page, the Broom's sister, as ir.ald of honor, wore a gown of whit; duchess satin with court train, trimmed In duchess DEMAND D?nl?p ?Flour The Flour That jives Universal Satisfaction. HAMMOND New Process Gas Ranges $12.50 to $36.50 Jones Bros. & Co., Inc., 1418-1420 E. Main St. Base Ball Goods TheE. B. Taylor Co. 23 W. Broad Street and 1011 East Main Street. ?T?cfa} \Ccsfi Gwbr Jl?rmsfx JyoiivTHomeAt I RYAN SMIIHS ? BIG STORE. IT WILL PAY YOU TO VISIT Bernard, Frances & Company Broad and Fifth Streets Children's White Canvas Button Shoes, $1.00 ALBERT STEIN, KING OF SHOES, 5th and Broad REFRIGERATORS $8.00 to $37.00 ROTHERT & CO. 319-321 E. Broad St. Hopkins Furniture Co., 7 West Broad St. Cash or Credit* I laco and embroidered In silver. Her veil was fantencd with a spray of lilies I of the valley and she carried a shower I of white orchids and lilies of tho val ! ley. I Miss Page was gowned In hand em j broldered pink cropo meteor. Her J flowers were pink Klllarney roses and she wore In her hair a white aigrette , und bandeau. I The bridesmaids were: Miss Juantta Dozier. Miss Grace White. Miss Mary .Alice Harrell and Miss Sallio Hudson. 'Their dresses were wrute lingerie with' |l'lnk rncHsallne girdles end trimmings. ' and their flower, shower bouquets of pink and white sweet peas tied with pink tulle. They each wore Charlotte Corday caps of white dewdrop net, j trimmed In pink rosebuds. Reginald Page was h.a brother's best man and tho ushers Tore. Messrs. Paul Derrlckson. the bi'de's brother; Nat Tatem, Vivian Pa*e and Charlie Hope. Mrs. Ralph Steele played the wedding marches. Immediately following their mar I rlage Mr. and Mrs. Rage left for a - orthern wedding trip rind upon their j return will be at home after May 10. 1 at 213 East Raleigh Avenue. Norfolk. Monday evening an antenuptial re? ception was given to illti bridal party, family and out-of-town guests at tho bride's home in Colley Avenue. trovru-AtkliiMon Weddlo?. M!a Hda Louise Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Atkinson, of this city, wa3 married on Tuesday af? ternoon to Algernon Whitmoro Stuart Craven, of Greenwood. The ceremony took place In the home of the brides .parents. 101 Went l'ranl.l'n Street, the Right Reverend Robert A. Ulhaon of-. j flclatlng. luvltntlona Out. Says the Washington Past of yester? day morning: "Acceptances to the Invitations sent out last week for the Holly Madison breakfast are now being received by] the committee In charge The function will bring to Washington a numberI of notable women. Among those who.' I.h addition to Mrs. Champ Clark and' Mrs. Oscar Underwood, will have seats at tho "guests of honor ' table and who have sent the.lr acceptances are Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. \\ llliam Jen? nings Bryan, Mrs. Alton B. Parker, Mrs. Judson Harmon and Mrs. Wil? liam Randolph Hearst. Ham Randolph Hearst." '-'hnppell?Lund. Tho marriage of Miss Prance* Voting Hand, daughter of the late Na tharilel J. Land and Mrs. Land, of Grcc*nesvllle county, und John Wallace '"happell, aon of Mr. and -Irs. James ('happen, of Sussex, to-ik place at 5 o'clock on Tuesday aM.rnoon at the home of the bride's orother, Robert I.and. In Emporla. Rev. J. Sidney i'eters performed the ...-remony. Th.- bride, wore, a tr.f. ellng gown of tan cloth, with a picture hat. and was given In marriage by hor brother. Mr. I^and. She carried a shower bouquet of Bride rose? and lilies of the valley. Mrs. Charles Whaley wrs her sister's matron of honor, and wore a white satin gown made with an overdress ? ?f white marquisette and trimmed in pearls. She carried a bouquet of pink sweet pras. Miss Ethel Land was maid of honor, and little MIsb Ma Hie Randolph Land, a niece of the bride, was ring bearer. The maid of honor was gowned In white crepe meteor and; carried a bouquet similar to the dame' of honor, and the littl?. ring hearer wore a lingerie frock of lace and inull with green ribbons Mr and Mrs. Robert Clayton Land entertained the relative? and out-of town gue.-ts at a reception on Monday ' evening following the rehearsal. Mr. and Mrs. Chappell lefr :_t once for a : Northern wedding trip, and on then I return will be at lioir.j in Smlthfield. Guests from a distance attending the cert mony were Mr. and Mrs Berryrqan, of Surry: Mr. and Mrs. .Nottingham, of Lynchburg; Mr. and Mrs. Whale) I Rrodnsx, William Land, of South HUH iDr. Parker, of Smithfi'jld; Dr. Talla lerro, of Lynchburg: Miss Lillian i (.'happen, of Woman S College. M. I Claude Chappell, of Norfolk; Mrs Sam? uel Nlemeyer, of Portsmouth. Marriage Announced. Miss Grace J. Tignor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tignor, and Jos I eph Anderson Harret; were quietly ! married on Tuesday, April 30, In St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, in Washington. The Rev. J. J. Wimon. I rector of St. Andrew's, performed the i ceremony. After an extended North? ern trip, during which t'.mc they Will visit Washington, Baltimore. New York and take a trip up the Hudson. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett will oe at homo at Sil West Cary Street in this city. Monthly Meeting. The regular monthly meeUng of the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church, w 1! be held this afternoon at 4 O'clock In theparlors of the church. Dr. Morris, rector of Monumental Church, will address tho members of the society on the subject j of South America, and all Interested are cordially invited to he present. In ond Out of Tonn. Mrs. Armistead L. Wellford has re- . turned to the city, after visiting rela? tives In Charleston. S. C. Miss Alice Harrison, of Leesburg, will spend the summer months travel? ing with a party of friends <n Eu? rope. Dr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Shackelford have returned to their home on West Grace Street, after a stay of several weeks in Atlantic City and. Washing ton. _ C. D. Langhorne Pas returned to i "Mtrador." after spending a few days ; in Richmond. Dr. Lawson, of Roanoke, has been ! the recent guest of friends in this city. -? I Mrs. Charles Ryland. of Richmond, j has been visiting fr'ends In Newport ; News this week. Mrs. James Power Smith, who has | been spending the winter in Atlanta, will return to her home In Ginter Park to-day. Miss Margaret Hannn, of Fort i Wayne, Ind., is the guest of Mrs. W. : H. Parrish at 106 West Franklin Street for two weeks. Mrs. W. T. Robins has gone to Wash? ington, where she will spend several days this week. Mrs. J. W. Foster and Miss Maria'. Harr'son have returned to their homes 1 In Leesburg. after a short stay in I Richmond. Dr. S. W. Hobson, of Newport News, has been visiting relatives in Richmond for a few days. William Lefew has returned to the. city, after a short stay with frlendi in Norfolk. Mrs. R. W. Eubank, of Dunnsvllle, | Is a patient at tho J-clinston-Wlllls Sanatorium, having undergone an oper- I atlon thero last week. fiuy?Swift. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Elizabeth City, N. C, May 1.?Miss Mattle Swift and Howard R. Guy, both of Norfolk, Vo? were married her? yes? terday afternoon at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Isaac X. Loftin, corner Pennsylvania Avenue and Cypress Street', tka ceremony being performed by the Rov. Mr. Loftin, pastor of the Biar.kAvoll Memorial Baptist, Churchy Ex-Premier of Canada Talks to Students About Re? ciprocity. ^Special toTlic Times-Dispatch.] Charlottesvlile. Va.. May 1.?Sir Wilfred Laurler, cx-Premler of Can? ada, was the guest of tho University of Virginia to-day. It.. reached here this morning on a private car from Richmond, accompanied by Judge Brod ens. Colonel and Mrs. Joseph E. Wii lard und daughter and Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart Bryan. President Alder? man and Judge Duke breakfasted with the party, and a part ..f the morning was spent at Jefferson's home, Monti cello. At noon. In' the rotuna. Sir Wilfred was Introduced to the faculty and a number of students by ,-resident Al? derman. In a brief >? _?!, he said that he was still fighting for reciproc? ity, and urged the young men before him who would soon enter public life, to do all In their power *.o bring about even closer relations with Canada, lie paid a high tribute to Virginia and the. South, saying that the South had recovered from the Civil War and was now as much a real part of the Union as any other section. He praised Southerners for the manner In which they revered their leaders, though the cause for which they f.?ught was lost. At 1 o'clock the member? of the party wero the guesta of President und Mrs. Alderman at a delightful luncheon at the president's home. Jacknou?Foster. Burlington. N. (.'., May I.?At "Elm hurst," the home of her grandparents. Captain and Mr?. James N. William? son. Graham, N. C, Miss Mary ?VII liamson Poster became the bride this morning of Herbert Jackson, of Cov Ington. Ky. To the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, the cou? ple entered the drawing room, pre? ceded by little Miss Blanche Spencer, who carried the wedding ring in a basket, of lilies of the valley. Before an improvised altar of Easter lilies and palms, Rev. E. C. Murray. 1 >. D., performed the ceremony. Tho bride ' was attired in an imported coat cos? tume of black and violet shot faille satin, with flower hat of violets and water lilies. She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and orchid?. Her only ornament was a diamond and pearl necklace, the gift of the groom. After the ceremony a breakfast was served. The brid-- and tfroom left on an extended trip West, and will bo at home after Juno 1. at 307 Wallace Avenue. Covlngton. Ky. Thf bride, who comes from one of the State's oldest families. Is on,, of North Carolina's most attractive daughters. The groom of an old English family, and is an attorney of Covlngton, Ky., and Cincinnati. Ohio. 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Is the most expensive ! and unamimng form of litigation that I I know of. A recent example is that ! of Robert Barclay Allardyce, ot Truro. I In Cornwall, who went bankrupt in'. his efforts to make th.- Committee of! Privileges understand, through his lahvyer, that he Is the real Earl of; Mentcith. There are other claimants! to the title, and although the com- | mittee has not decided In favor off any one of them as yet, the hint has been dropped that |R, B. AlUrdyce ! comes the nearest of the three to prov-1 inc his eise. One of the reasons of the committee for withholding any , decision is that were the earldom to i be called out of abeyance, it would of course constitute a virtual acknow? ledgment that the bearer of the honor,' was the rightful heir to the, throne, of Great Britain. Naturally, the point ? is merely an academic one, for the so- ' called Act of Settlement (or sueces-j ?ion) of 1701. gave ti.e i rown to the I Hanoverian nous.- of Guelph in pref? erence to le.-s remote kinsfolk of the Stuart Kings. The first of these Stuart monarchs was Robert II. of Scotland,! who married a girl <-i the name ol ! Elizabeth Mure, of Rowallan. lie had no children by hor after his marriage, but there were no less than eight born . previously to the ceremony. At no time previous to the Ucform atlon would such a marriage, even with a papa! dispensation, have been! neld by the laiw of Scotland to legitl-| .nlze the birth of offering previously' born. Vet it is from these Illegiti? mate children of King Robert 11 of Scotland and of Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan that all the Stuarts and j Gut-Ipbs who have since reigned in I Scotland and Great Britain arc ue-| scended. King Robert'.- second mar- I riage, with the widowed Countess of] I Moycey. was free from any kind of, I reproach, and David, Bar] of Strath earn and Menlelth, was the lawful I issue thereof. Before dying. King Robert executed n. settlement, entailing the crown of Scotland on the sons of both his wives, according to priority, and their heirs male. Just as though they had all been horn of one mother, and that mothnr ' his lawful queen reinsert. According to this settlement the fourth Earl of ' Mentcith should have succeeded to the thron; of Scotland on the death of .lames V. Instead of that Mary, Queen ? of Scots wbp was beheaded at Eother i ltlgay Castre. But this fourth Earl I Of Menteith was a prisoner in England' 1 at the- time of Queen Mary's acxes , sion,? wjilch may account for his mak? ing no claim to the Scotch crown, forward his pretentions to the throne, i Tho first Lord of Menteith to put j forward his pretensions to the throne. ' not Only of Scotland, but also of Eng 1 land, occupied at the time by King James I., sen of Mary Queen of Scots, was the seventh earl, who according ? to contemporary historians was "the brightest and manliest Scotch peer ol ? : his day." The great Sir Francis Bacon. In his: capacity of Lord High Chancellor, and j Keeper of the Great Seal ot the United Kingdom, reported In an official docu-j ', ment that the Earl of Menteltit's "claim to the throne was so Just in point of i law that all thai was needed to s?t him on the throne was a sharp sword."; Bacon's successor on the woolsack ' made a similar report to King Charles I I., and it was in consequence of these warnings that Ulis monarch p:rse- ; cuted and ilnally reduced the seventh Earl of Menteith to ruin after charg? ing him with high treason for publicly statins that he. tho Earl, had "the1 reddest blood In Scotland." and that King Charljs was "be.'.oiden to him' , for the crown." In addition to Robert' Barclay Allardyce?who is now living i on an old-age pension?two of the other claimants are a George M. j Graham, of Toronto. Canada, and a. George M. Graham of Leitchtown. But: there Is another, who recently was considered by the abie-st genealogists in England, and the Royal Colleges of Heralds of both England and Scot? land, to have the best claim of all. be? cause he is able to trace In a direct and unbroken line his descent from the seventh Karl of Menteith. I refir to Robert Cunninghams Graham, who Is. despite his political eccentricities.i very popular, was on several occas- i ions a guest of King Eelwerd at Bj1-[ moral, and is reeogniz.-d. both at home' and abroad, as forming part of thoi most blue-blooded aristocracy of Scot-! land. If his pen ha., been frequently directed against "the United States, particularly In the columns of the Saturday Review. It must he attrib-1 uted in a measure to th?. influence of I his wife, Gabriela, daughter of Don] Francisco Jose do la Balmonillere,; tvh-ose relatives, belonging to one of t the oldest patrician families of Span-! tsh South America, suffered severely from the Cuban insurrection, and the separation of that :siand from Spain. The name of Mentcith has not a plea-j sant sound in the. ears of patriotic! Scotchmen. It reminds them of Sir| John Menteith, whose memory they: execrate. j On the 5th of August. 130;,, William j Wallace, the national hero of Soot-i land, was taken?it Is. alleged through . treachery?by Sir John Menteith, at' Robroston, near Glasgow, und carried to the castle of Dumbarton, thence1 conveyed in fitters, strongly guarded,' to London, where he was tried, f iund guilty of "high treason" though ne t denied that he was ever a liege of 1 the Englleh crown, but merely at war ! with It?and was executed. I The history of the Menteith peerage, I beginning with the seventh earl, is a: j sad one. After being stripped of his ; offices, ruined in estate, and confined ] in a castle In the North, a ridiculous i title was forced upon him. In cruel ! mockery of his birthright., Mis son I w-as murdered in Monarose's camp by j Stewart of Ardvoirlich. as related In Scott's "Legend of Montrose." Tho eighth carl was at tho court Ot Charles II., In 1661. asking for $250. 000 due from the Stuarts to his grand I father, the seventh :trl. He died In ! 1061, without getting the money, and the earldom went into abeyance be? tween his two sisters. In 1711, when the Scnttlsh p'-ers met to elect representatives In .he Tfouse of Lords, a thin, cadaverous-looking youth answered to the name of Men? teith. He was the great-grandson ofj I>ady Elizabeth Graham, one of the olsiers of tlio eight Earl. During tlu next seventeen y.ears he voted as ninth Earl of Menteith. uut the House of I>ords ordernd htm to desist from doing so until he had proved his right. He had no means, and sank lower and lower, until h; b" came literally a mendicant, begging from door to door. He was known us tne "Beggar Earl." an 1 continued to be a tramp and a vagrant until 17^".. when ho was found lying dead by the roadsldo, at Bonhlll. In Dumbarton-1 shire. It is pretty will proven that all the descendants i.t Lady Elizabeth Graham. Kreat-grajidmother of the "Beggar Earl." are extinct. Mr. Barclay Al lardyce claimed the earldom tnrotigh descent from her sister. Lady Mary Graham, who married Sir William Gra? ham, of Gart more, in 1663. Hi- grand-! father failed to satl3fv the House of Lords in 1S3C, and now Mr. Allurdyee j himself has met with equally bad luck. (Copyright, 1512, by tho Brentwood Company, j Hudson?Scheu ck. (Special to The Times-Dispatch ] | Oaktrce. Va, May 1.?Miss Willie Emily Schenck and J. B. Hudson were married here yesterday. The marri? age was solemnised in the home of tho; bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. | Schenck, with only the family and a few intimate friends witnessing the ceremony, which was performed by , Rev. W. J. King, the former pastor of the bride. After a ten days trip. Mr. and Mrs.' Hudson will reside in Richmond, at J IK, North Twenty-ninth Street. KIM in on?Chandler. Pungoteague, Va., May l?Willie] Klllmon and Miss Vadcri Chandler ( were married Sunday evening at the, home of the bride's father, tho cere-' mony being performed by Dr. R. H. | Bennett, of Lynchburg, and Rev. W. L. Murphy, of Eastern Shore. Monument to Colored Servants A thirty thousand dollar rally for the erection of a monument to tha faithful colored servants of Richmond ?will begin May 'Jo, lasting until May In the business section of the city. Governor Mann will address the work? ers o-f the rally in the auditorium of W. I. Johnston & Sons. 11 West Leigh (Street. Thursday at 5 P. M. The pub? lic Is cordially invited. The Hamilton Watch of the same size and grade have inter? changeable parts. Cost only $15.00 and up. Smith 8c Webster Time Specialists. - 612 E. Main. DENTIST See us In regard to your deucal troubles. We will give you hones; advice without charge at THE SOUTHERN DENTAL ROOMS. Opposite the new Post-Office Building 1C09 East Main. Tel Madison 3'.'96 New Muslin and Novelty Net Cur? tains, white or Arabian. Carpet De? partment. Sydnor & Hundley B Monroe 1703 Hair Brushes of all kinds and prices from 19c to $2.49 at J.BJosby&Co. A sale of Black Japanese Silks at Special Prices. See Our Windows THE GLOBE Women's and Misses" Outer Ganucnls miatSh For Oil Cooking and Heating Stoves tt. KI.EIV A SON. INO? (20 Bast Broad, ? CHURCH MUST TAKE; PROIHIMENT PART) Committee Says It Should | Help Solve Social Problem. Minneapolis, Minn., May 1.?Asking tl-.at its churches throughout the world CO.V..J out squarely In favor of Improved working conditions for wane-earners, .1 sp.-cial cunwiutteo had prepared for presentation to the quad? rennial General Conference of the I Methodist L.nscopal Church, which I opened to-da; , a working program to I "disprove flu charge that tho church I Is not in sympathy with tho poor." I The report of tho committee, whlcn ! ha.s been at work for four years, states that laoor and social conditions have' become such that the church must take a prominent part In them. After assorting that "this church had Its' beginnlag among tho poor and tho' bulk of 1 * s members always have been wa-ge-oarriers," the report recommends for adoption by the conference, which represents mom than 3.000,100 mem? ber?, a propaganda calling for? "Abolition of child labor. "Reduction of working hours to the lowest practicable point. "Safeguarding the conditions of toll for women. "Equitable distribution of profits in Industry. "Protection of workers from tr.e risks of enforced unemployment. "Provision for old and injured workers." U is expected the demand that the church go on record on these subjects will provoke lively discussion when ' they com ?> before tho full conference. | When the conference convened for a month's session to-day, Joseph B. Hing ley. of Chicago, was re-elected secre? tary for four years. Tha conference then ordered a telegram sent to Bishop Thomas Bowman, the oldest leader In the church, who is ninety-flve years old. and because of his advanced aso was unable to IcaVe his home at Or? ange. N. J. Reports were submitted to tho con? ference showing the total membership to bo ,1.--'34.S;2, with 1S.9S0 ministers, 30,398 churches and 103 local confer? ences. Last year the church raised $1.072,007 for foreign missions, while 1,030 foreign missionaries were main? tained. The total value of the church and parsonage property throughout the world nvas given as 1211,490,43?. The church has :;60 educational Insti? tutions, with 75.000 students. Bishop William Burt. of Zurich. Siwltzcrland. delivered the chief ad? dress at the opening session, describ? ing tb.3 progress of the ,-hurc,i In Eu? rope. Hi called attention to Russia, where, he said, despite the fact that the government had excluded manv nttenvpts at missionary work, the Methodists had succeeded In securing a foothold. In all parts of Europe, he declared, Methodism was progressing, meeting opposition only where it camo Into conflict with state churches. MrConnel I ?West. [Special to The TImes-DLspatch.] I L yr.ehtourg. Va., Hay 1.?A beautiful I here* wedding look p'.aco hers yesterdiy at the homo cf el L. West, wbsn Ids daughter. Miss Maude King West, was mar? ried to Owen Coclla McConncll, a wholesale merchant of Savannah. Ga? and a nephew of Rev. r. C. itonnuli, D. D.. former pastor of the Tim Baptist Church, of thle city. The ceremony was performed In An Impres slva manner by Dr. YV. W. Hamilton, pastor uf that church. Miss Thclma. West, a sister of the bride, waa the maid of honor, and the bes* man waa Evun McConncll, uf Savannah, Qa. The ' brble was given away by her father. After tho ceremony a reception was held, at which there were about sixty guests, following which Mr. and Mrs. McConnell left for Xorthern bridal trip, at the close of which they will go by water to Savan? nah to make- their future home. Her Birthday Remembered. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Bedford City, May I.?A very grace? ful compliment was tendered Mlas Mary Armspaugh Tuesday afternoon by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Me? thodist Church, in celebration of her eighty-sixth birthday, and tho thirtieth anniversary of her Incumbency of the position as treasurer Of the Ladles' Aid Society. Tho members of tho so? ciety and a number of other members of the church called at hor home on East Main Street and tendered con? gratulations, each presenting a souve? nir of the memorablo occasion. It own?Swann, [Specia! to The Timea-Dlapatch.] Heuthsvillc, Va.. May 1.?Miss Helen Ruth Swann, of Ralnswood. and Mau? rice Meredith Rown, of Heathsville, were married this evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Swann. After an Informal recep? tion and supper, the bride and groom drove to the place of their future res. idence, "Springfield," tho famous old Harding home. Ellis?Elmare. [Special to The Times-Dispatch. ] tVe'aon, X. C, May I.?Thomas C. E.Ms and Miss LIHIe E'.more, both o: Dlnwlddle, were married here by magistral.; t?. B. Stclnback. Mr. and.1>Irs. Ellis will make their future home in South Richmond, a. 3. Ellis, a brother of tho groom, accom? panied the pair to Wcldon. Hlckey?Xee. In the office of the Register of Deeds yesterday afternoon, Joseph R. B. Hickey and Miss Julia Louisu Nee, of Norfolk, Va., were married. lt. 1 . Argenbright Injured. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Salem, Va., May 1.?R. L. Argen brlght was Injured this morning while driving to Glcnvar. Mr. Argenbright was driving a pony, which became frightenetl at a street car and reared up, throwing Mr. Argenbright out of the buggy on tho car track, ','le was rendered unconscious, several rH s were Church Is Built By One Day's Work Spartanburff, S. C, May 1.?A church, not a atone or stick of which wan standing at sunrise this mornlnK. was worshiped |u to-night by a great congregation that filled the building and overflowed Into the ntrcct. It had been announced by the member* of Bethel Methodist Church that they would erect a building lu one day, the church to be known an 131-Betbel. There were (hone who doubted, but wheu more than "00 workmen, well organised, gathered at the accne this momlnK It became appareut that the under? taking would 'be accomplished. It/ I? estimated that 5,000 persons via/ Bed the building dbxlng the day. Motion picture machine* played up.>n the crowds and upon the biillillUK at every stage of Its oree limi. To-night the building Mantis completed, painted, papered, car? peted and furnished throughout. Birthday Tokens Need not be expensive?but they can be useful and at the same time elegant. Our extensive assortments readily solvo ( every occasion. Schwarzschild Bros. Richmond's Leading Jewelers, Seccnd and Broad Sts. broken and It is feared he was injurod internally. Board .Members Go Higher. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Alexandria. Va.. May 1.?As a result of the primary yesterday two memb >rs of tho Board Ol Police Commissioners will have higher offices, and It will mean that one-half of tho board will now have to bo ro-elacted by the Coun? cil. Thomas A. Fisher, secretary oi the board, was chosen Mayor, and Cap? tain Albert Bryan was nominated Councilman from tho Fourth Ward. Principal HcMgus. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.l Alexandria, Va., May 1.?Professor ' William A. Anderson, Jr., principal of the Alexandria High School, who Is now completing his first term as prlnc^iol of the school, to-day tendered his res? ignation, to become effective at tlio close of the present school year. Mr. Anderson has accepted a position as Virginia representative of a New York publishing 'company. Governor Gncut of Spencer. [Special to The Tlme3-DTspatch.] Spencer, N. C., May 1.?Governor W. W. Kttchln was an Invited speaker In Spencer to-night, when ho delivered the annual address at the close of tho graded school. His speech was confined to educational themes, and ho was heard by a large audience. -Ho was Introduced by Dr. J. G. Busby, and was entertained at tho homo of. 'J'. F. Hudson In the afternoon. Tho Governor was given an Informal wel? come to Spencer, and was shown ovor the big railroad shops hero and other points of Interest. RECEPTION AT CENTENARY , Member* of Church Tender Reception to Pastor Tbls Evening. ! The menvbers of Centenary M. K. Church will tender a reception this evening to their pastor and Ills family, In honor of tho new additions to th* churen, -from S:30 to 11 o'clock. In tho Sunday school room of tho church. To this reception arcs cordially In? vited all mtmbcrs ot the church and j friends or the congregation. Mrs. Marrla Improving". I Mrs. .1. V.. Mart in, wife ot Police Ser? geant Marrln, who was recently oper? ated on at the Memorial Hospital, Is : rapidly recovering. This Is the second" operation Mrs. Marrln has undergone i In the past few months. A QUARTER CENTURY Bet?re the public. Over (Ivo million samples given away each year. Tho , constant and increasing sales from I samples proves the genuine merit of I Allen's Foot-Ease, the antiseptic pow Ider to be shaken into tha shoes for Corns, Bunions,- Aching, Swollen, Moist, Tender Veet. Sold everywhere, 25c. Sample FREE. Address A. 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