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School Board Considers Report of
??ui-fions ??. ?..?
"?: tff5?" ?Committee,
RECOMMENDATIONS IN DETAIL,
Matter of Hot Lunches and Physicians to Be
Constantly in Attendance Not Acicd
At a special meeting of the City School
Board held last night the report of the
Committee on Buildings ana Furniture,
making important recommendations as r.o
' improvements in the schools. w;is read. It
apparently met with general approval,
and the committee was instructed to pro?
ceed at once and secure estimates of the
cost of the proposed improvements. The
open session was a very brief ont-, and a
?fchort executive conference was held.
'There were present: Messrs. Joseph C.
Dickerson. James H. Capers, Rueben Pur
ton, S?l. Cutchins, Charles Hutzlcr, R. E.
Shine, and W. M. Turpin.
Before the Board proceeded with the.
consideration of the report, Major Capra,
chairman of the Committee on Teachers
and Schools, asked permission to report
I that they had. as instructed!! purchased
the eighteen- sets of international ency?
clopedia at a cost of $600.
The Board approved the action of the
: comnflftee iu the purchase of tho two
! Hyde sanitary drinking fountains, and
! ordered the immediate discontinuance of
tho use of buckets for drinking water in
The board also passed an order instruct?
ing principals to exclude from schools ail
' pupils affected with visible skin disease
until they can furnish a physician's certi?
ficate as to its not being contageous.
The (matters In regard to the employ?
ment of physicians for constant attend
?s-nce in the schools arji also for iiiaking
arrangements for ?ixyf.ying hot lunchvs
in the ?schools were f.assed by ifor fur?
The Boaurd appropriated $50, or as mu?h
] as may "be necessary, to have the exnmi
? nations made of buildings named in the
?report, ar.d $1,500 lor the building of
THE OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following is the report of the Com
?ciittee au Buildings aud Furniture:
Richmond. Va.. Nov. 4. 1901.
?G? the Hon. School Board of the City
?of Richmond. :
Centlc-men.?Your committee, to whom
?was referred repart of tli2 Health Com?
mittee Ol the Council, beg leave to re?
part that in giving the subject their con?
sideration, they have invited the Board
Of Health to meet them in conference for
After a lull and careful investigation
,and d;sci:&:-ions, th'y have reached con?
clusi ??ns, t-n.bt cie-l in the recommenda?
tions nereJti ccr.tai*- rd, and ask fcr them
your Kni:;.? c* r .<?-"deration.
We are pleased to h? able to report to
you that the Board of Health gave their
approval to our present rules and regula?
tions for heating and vetilation; but they
also pointed out to us that many of our
teachers are unable to discriminate be?
tween heat and ventilation. Consequently,
at times there are rooms where, in order
to retain a standard temperature of 6S
?egrees ventilation is improperly cared
for. At their suggestion, we recommend
that instruction be given to have all
rcoms thoroughly ventilated at access of
each school day.
.The subject, of vessels for drinking
"Water which has had the attention of this
committee for several years past (with?
out having come to a satisfactory con?
clusioni we think it now about to be solved.
The Board of Health had advised that
buckets be dispensed with and coolers be
?provided at once. When their attention
?was called to the fact that even with
.coolers there still remained a serious
menace to health in the probable use of
a common vessel fojo all the occupants
of. the room, it was admitted that it
"Wculd be desirable to escape this danger.
The Hyde Sanitary Drinking Fountain
had received some attention at our hands
and, by the Board of Health was re?
garded as st'ifrior in all r-?specls and far
preferable to the cooler system. In Ro?
chester, where it has been? tried with
success, it has received the highest com?
met dations freni the school authorities.
We have therefore ordered, for trial, two
fountains which will be erected as soon
?as possible and if our expectations are
fulfilled- we? will, have reached a happy
?solution of -a'-most difficult problem.
We recommend that orders be given at
one? that the. use of buckets be dlscon
: tinned and that the teachers be em
| powered to use their discretion in per?
mitting scholars to go to the hydrants
dnring school sessions.
With a view to providing cloak-rooms
In the various schools, wc have instruct?
ed the supervisor to inspect the rooms
of each building so that such provision
Sani' be made wherever practicable.
Our attention having been called to the
advantage of having the scholars pro?
vided with hot lunches at recess, we
recommend that the supervisor (with the
?auction of this committee) be authorized
to make arrangements with suitable par?
ties for supplying hot lunches at the
several:: .buildings. If this plan is per?
fected the. principals should see that
proper foodstuffs are furnished.
"At the suggestion of the Board?, of
Health we recommend that the principals
be instructed to exclude from school ail j
scholars affected by visible skin diseases.
They also suggested the employment of
physicians who shall make daily visits
to the schools for the purpose of in?
specting the pupils and the buildings.
Tour committee has instructed the clerk
to correspond with the authorities in
other cities for the purpose of obtaining
all the available information bearing
upon this topic.
They endorse fully the inspection of the.
eyes of tho pupils as now conducted,
and urge that every facility be given for
its continuance. Wo recommend that
this be done.
Turning away from general conditions
and taking up the demands for better?
ments in our several buildings, the. fol?
lowing conclusions have been reached:
High Schood?In order to cut the win?
dows down to the floor as recommended
by the Board Of Health, we find that our
entire heating system would have to b
changed: and that to put in a sky-light
or ventilating tubes in roof, other import?
ant changes would also nave to be made.
We, therefore, recommend that an expert
examination be made of this DUlldlng, es?
pecially as it seems to us desirable that
the heavy wooden stair-cases in the front
of the building be removed ana iron stair?
ways and platforms - substituted, if
It be fou?- tjiat the expense of these al?
terations -e greater than the resulting
bohe.is~>T?6i*l? jusify, then the proper step
to ?take would ue towards the erection of
a more ample and better equipped build?
ing, such as as would be a source of pride
to our community.
Springfield School?We recommend that
the chicken house in yard be removed.
Bellevue School?Wc recommend hot
water or steam heating apparatus in place
Marshal School?We recommend that
room 14 be no'longer used and ihat an an?
nex of two rooms be erected on the lot
adjoining. Also erect new closets in yard
with ?covered way leading to them.
Central ?School?Wo recommend the
erection of new boys' closets in tho yard;? -
Leigh School?Wo recommend eovered
way to the closets, and hot water or
steam heating apparatus la placo of
Madison School?AVO recommend that
tho use of basement rooms be discon?
tinued, except as a covered playground,,
and that an annex of two rooms be
erected on the lot.
Elba School?We recoranrfcnd covered
way to Ihe-closets.In tho yard and pro?
vision for-covered playground. Also hot
water or steam heating apparatus . in
place of stoves.
West-End School?We recommend that
?room 13 be no longer used and that an
.-?.nncx of two rooms be erected on the
Randolph School?We recommend that
this building be completed as per original
plans, and that closets be erected in tha
yard with covered way leading to them. ?
New building In eastern section f?-r
white pupils. We find that in this sec?
tion our buildings have about reached
their fullest capacity, and that in order?
to avoid crowding in the early futur-? it
will be necessary to erect another build?
ing. Wc recommend tl?at a-Hot be pur?
chased and a buildin'g of eight rooms,.or
one-half full capacity?, -be erected.
Normal School-The condition of this
building is very bad. and it seems im?
practicable to make repairs that can
prove satisfactory. We recommend that
a new building be erected, but in a dif?
Fulton School-We recommend the Pur?
chase of a suitable lot and the erection
?f a two-room b-iilding in place of th.
presented rented rooms.
Valley School-Thls founding is eld and
dila-id?t.-d. In our judgment, it cannot
be properly rcra'red. We recommend tbe
erection of a new building
Navy Hill School?"We recommend tha?
new brick closets be rrented in the yard
with covered-way lead'.ng to tb?m.
Pak-t Folio.?.?Wc rwammend that the
buildlr?? be cxamrned Shy .nv exipert with
a view of changing the statr-cases.
?Mnoro School?We recommend that new
VTick clcs. ts be erected in the yard with
covered wav leading to them.
Xe.w Desks and Black Boards?Wc. re
?eommend the purchase of 501 new desks
and a car-load cf s?;a.te for black-boards.
Those of Henry Clay and Patrick Henry to Be
Hung at Randolph-Macon.
Captain Kichard Irby, of Randolph-Ma?
con College, was in Richmond yesterday,
and was happy over the? recent gJlt from
a gentleman., who is a friend, of the col
le-re. and-who will not allow the use of
. his name of ?splendid portraits of Pat?
rick Henry and Htnry Clay, which are
i-oon to hang; up on the walls of the col?
lege at Ashland.
The presentation ceremonies will take
?place on the ?hh of December at the col?
lege, and a great time is expected.
Mr. Thomas Nelson Page, whose fa?
ther was a Whig-, and a warm supporter
of Mr. Clay, will present the portrait of
that great leader, while Hon. J. Alston
Cabeli will present ths one of Mr. Henry.
The portraits are very costly and hand?
some, and were painted by Martin, the
?well-known artist of this citv.
Dr. Chandler and Others May Want Dr. Fra
Much speculation is being indulged in
as to the probable Successor of Dr. Robert
Frazer, who has recently resigned as prin?
cipal of the Etate Normal School at Farm?
The board meeting to elect Dr. Frazer's
successor will be held some time in De?
cember, and a number of gentlemen are
being mentioned for the place. ;
Prominent among them are Dr. J. A. C.
Chandler, of Richmond College; Prof.
Willis A. Jenkins, of the Portsmouth High
School, and Prof. J. H. Boder, superinten?
dent of schools of Portsmouth.
The light promises to be a lively one if
all these gentlemen shall enter.
Mr. W. Hinten White Tells o? Australia as It
Was and Is.
Mr. W. Hiroton White delivered last
night at the Academy of Music his lecture
upon "Australia As It Was and Is.''
The audience was one of the largest to?
attend the lecture of the Lyceum Course,
and gave the closest attention to the
speaker as he took them through this
iwon?dei-?lu?'y (rich -and beautiful cou n I
Mr. White is a native of Australia, and
is familiar with its history and customs
from having pent the greater part of h's
l?fte in his native land. H s discourse was
illustrated by. sterec?ptican views of the
places and people of the island, which
made the lecture most like a tour through
COMMITTEE ON EXPANSION.
This Body to Enter Upon Its Work To
The subcommittee on extension of the
city limits has been calli-d-r-to meet at. (i
o'clock to-morrow evening at the (Jity
j.all. Th? committee is composed of
Messrs. Wallcrstein, Harman and Gar
.?'?.. The Common Council last night voted
"SOO to enable the committee to secure all
MAIN STREET CARS BLOCKED.
Grounding of a Traction Wire Causes Gen?
eral Suspension. ??.
Street car travel on Main Street was
blocked' last night for a half hour or
The trouble was due to the grounding
of a Traction wire on Eighth Street, and
finally the Traction cars liad to use the
Passenger and Power Company's wire
and run its cars up Ninth Street instead
Fire Commissioners Meet.
A regular meeting of the Board of Fire
Commissioners was held in their room in
the City Hall last night with every mem?
ber present, ?several new boxes were or?
dered to be put up.
For so*ue;t'ihv past there" has been some
trouble'with tlu? hai ?Cs'" ?if "Engine Com?
pany No. l,'*s.i:d to be that'they balk when
leaving the house, and in trying to get
at the bottom of this trouble the board
consumed some time and finally decided
that the chief be authorized to make such
changes in this company as he thinks will
remedy this defect.
Secretary Jones was directed to notify
architects and building contractors that
they .must in all cases, of building com?
ply with the frame building ordinances of
Mr. Galss Here..
Mr. R. H. Glass, business Manager of
lliu Lynehburg News and a brother of
Senator Carter Glass, is in the city. Mr.
Glass says his brother's health is slightly
improved, and for that reason he has net
yet gone to Watkins Glen, and may not
FOU NORFOLK. ,
Tho Atlantic Limiteli" Via C & O
I loti to.
"Th?s Atlantic Limited." with parlor car.
leaves Richmond at 4:45 P. M.. except
Sundav: arrives Norfolk at 7:20 P. M. and
Old Point at G:4*> P. M. Stops only at
. Williamsburg and Newport News. Ad
| dltionat trains for Norfolk and Old Point
j leave Richmond at 9 A. M. and 3:45 P.
IN A DENSE FOG
Shipping BJpckaded,, Railway De
rar?g?cf'?nd Business Thrown
(By. Associateti press.)
LONDON. Nov. 4.?A fog, such as Great
Britain had not experienced for years, en?
veloped 'London and half of the United
Kingdom to-day. blockading shipping, de?
ranging railways and throwing business
in London, Birmingham and other provin?
cial cities into confusion..
So dense was the fog that, a walk, into
the streets was an adventure. The fog
descended upon the metropolis and the
suburbs so thickly that between 4 and 5
o'clock in the afternoon the principal ave?
nues of traffic'-resembled;tfte'rsteam-room
of a Turkish-bath. -Arouhdy Traf algar
Square and the Houses of Parliament
scenes unparalleled for years were wit?
nessed. Hundreds , of omnibuses, cabs,
carts and wagons formed'an inextricable
and immovable mass. The mounted police
in trying to clear away the jam got lost
themselves. Many vehicles were in col?
lision. The drivers, not knowing where
they were, stood at 'the head's of their
horses patiently awaiting the lifting of
the premature darkness.
RANK OUTSIDER WON.
ucrdon Surprised Talent at the ?Latonia
(By Associated Press.)
CINCINNATATI?,, Q*UO;? Nov. 4.?The vic?
tory of Guerdon, at. Latonia to-day was
a big surprise. The horse was ? rank
outsider in the betting and entirely over?
looked by the talent. He go off in front
and was never headed. Summaries:
Firs race?six furlongs?Guerdon (30 to
1) first. Reefer (7 to 2) second, Margaret
Ellen (10 to 1) third. Time, 1:20 1-2.
Second race?live and a half furlongs
Mamie English (4 to 1) first, Lady Brock
way (10 to 1) second, Myrtle Deil(5 to 1)
third. Time, 1:13.
Third race?mile and a quarter?hurdle
handicap?Eleanor Holmes (3 to 1) first.
Sauber (5 to 1) - second. Jim Blackburn
(4 to 1) third. Time, 2:32.
Fourth race?one and an eighth miles,
selling?Frouty Rosie (3 to 1) first, Barbee
(3 to 2) second; Charley Shane (3 to 1)
third. Time, 204 1-2. *
Fifth race?six furlongs?Archie (2 to 1)
first. Virais (6 to 1) second, Eooster
(10 to 1) third. Time, 1:20 1-4.
Sixth race?sixTurlong-, selling?Flop
(2-to 1) first, Velma Clark (3 to 1) second,
Sad Sam (4 to 1) third. Time, 1:19 1-2.
SHOT AT GENERAL KLEIGEL
Unknown Man Attempts to Assassinate Pre
feet of Police.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Nov. 4.? dispatch to a news
agency from St. Petersburg says an un?
known man to-day gained an interview
with Lieutenant-General Kleigel, the
prefect of police, under the. pretense of
presenting a petition, and shot at him
twice with a revolver before he was over?
powered. The general was not wounded.
Ready for New Treaty. ,.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.?Lord Paunce?
fote, the British Ambassador, calic?" upon
Secretary Hay at 12:00 to-day to announce
formally to the Secretary his readiness to
undertake at once the conclusion of the
new Hay-Fauncefote treaty.
COPPER MINING COMPANY.
New Enterprise With ? Half Million Dollars
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
DANVILLE, VA., Nov. 4.?The Dan?
ville and Virginia Copper Mining Com?
pany is one of the latest investments
in which Danville capital has been In
?.?ested. The comparu* lias been chartered
under the laws of the State of Virginia
with a capital stock of $r?00,000 in shares
of 51 each. It is managed by the board
of eleven directors. Under its charter,
the chief office is in Danville.
The registrar of tlie company's stock
certificates is the Bank of Danville. The
mining properties are in Ferson county,
N. C, consisting of one hundred and
fifty acres of copper lands in the rich
mining district known as the Virginia
A Crocklnole Party.
(Special Dispatch, to The Times.)
GORDONSV1LLE, Nov. 4.?Miss Katha
rine Scott "gave, a' crokinole party in |
honor of Ilei? guests, * Misses Newman j
and Scott, of Somerset, on Saturday eve?
ning. Those entertained at a very en?
joyable affair were Misses Nellie Scott, |
Sarah Newman, Katharene Chapman, |
Mary Chapman, Miriam Sampson, Sarah
Osborne, Jean Cameron, and Ellie .Mar?
cus; Messrs. Baker, Stratton, Newman,
Lockwood. Cameron, Sampson, Osborne,
"Willis, Sunimerville, Pearson.
Miss Sampson captured the first prize
and Miss Camerson and Mr. Baker win?
ning the "boobies."
A Coming Wedding.
(.Special. Dispatch.to.. The Times.)
4.? Mr. Edward v: Parker Sharpley
and Miss Bertha Stray er Tuli, both res?
idents of this place, will be married Wed?
nesday night at t:30 o'clock at the Method?
ist Church, Rev. H. W. D. Johnson offi?
W. W. Bryan,' principal of the graded
school here, will leave for Williamsburg
Tuesday, having been summoned as a
witness in the Dahn-Spencer damage suit.
? Mr. XV-. M. Needles, agent of the Phil?
adelphia, Wilmingtofr and Baltimore Rail?
road, at Franklin City, left to-day ior
New York on a pleasure trip.
Dad Accident to Mrs. Miller.
(Special Dispatch . to The Times.)
ASH I-AND, VA'., November 4.?
Mrs. Miller,? widow of Mr.--James Miller,
Who was a prominent: banker? of Rich?
mond, had a fall- Saturday evening and
dislocated one of her hips.
The necessary surgical attention has
not yet been rendered, owing to Dr. Ben.
Johnston's- inability to come up. Mrs.
Miller, : who is quite advanced in age, is
resting as quietly as could' be expected".
Victory for Carolina.
(Specl.il Dispatch to The Times.) ]
CHAPEL HILL. N. C, Nov. 4.?Caro?
lina to-day defeated Auburn Polytechnic
Institute at Auburn by the score of 10 to 0.
Colored Woman Dead.
Postmaster "Knight received* a telegram
yesterday from. Jamaica...N. Y.. stat.ng
that "Annie Robinson, colored?:" formerly
of Richmond, died there on Sunday, and
asked that her relatives-here be inform?
ed. Mr. Knight was unable to locate her
people. .;??; -.*? -
Child Fatally Burned.
(Special Dispatch to The Time*.)
j HAMPTON, VA.. Nov. 4.?Rosa Carter,
four years old, while playing, near an
open fire-place, this afternoon, her cloth?
ing caught fire, and her entire body was
horribly burned.? She will die.- -
MAY DIVIDE THE
: SCHOOL FUND
This Course is , Allowed Under
the Watson Reso?
It is a fact, though it is not generally
known, -that ?the report of the Subcom?
mittee on "Education of the Constitutional
Convention, allows a division of a large
proportion of the annual appropriation
of school funds- between the white and
black races, according to th? amount of
taxes paid by each.
It.Is a matter of sweeping interest to
all th? State. - The Committee
on Education will shortly ?after
the convention recori?.-enes"'take up the
report ?&-the subcommittee and put it in
final shape to be submitted to the conven?
tion. ? -
The principles contained in the report
have already been adopted. -The sub?
committee is composed of Messrs. Mc?
llwaine, Thornton, Watson, Pollard and
Brown. They have reported favorably
the resolution offered by Mr. Watson,
which practically provides for a division
of a part of the school fund at least.
The subcommittee's recommendation on
thus subject has also been adopted by the
general committee, and now the conven?
tion is to pass upon it.
The State tax is to be divided for
the beneiit of all the children of
the State, but the county tax
is allowed under the "Watson reso?
lution to be distributed "as the public
welfare may require," and' this is con?
strued'to allow a division of It between
the races if it shall be deemed proper by
Sections 1 and 2 of the Watson resolu?
tion read as follows:
1. To limit the rate of State taxation
to the present amount?10 cents on the
S100?and apportion the State tax, as at
present, on the basis of school popula?
tion, white and colored.
2. To give the counties and cities au?
thority to augment the State tax by local
taxation?from 10 to SO cents on the $100?
the amount thus raised in each county
and city to be apportioned and expended
by the local school authorities of said
counties and cities in establishing and
supporting such schools as in their judg?
ment the public welfare may require.
The debate over the proposition will
no doubt be a lively one.
Mrs. Delia P. Cbaddick.
Mrs. Delia P. Chadick died at 10:05
o'clock yesterday morning at her home,
No. 2S10.East F.ioad Street. She had been
sick about eleven days.
Mrs. Chadick was the widow of the late
William T. Chadick and was a well-known
and much-beloved lady. She leaves live
children?Mrs. J. C. Adams and ?Misses
Salile and Rosie Chadick, of this city,
and Mr. Joseph R. Chadick, of Richmond,
and Mr. H. D. Chadick. of Henrico coun?
ty. She is survived also by three sis?
ters?Mrs. Dicken, of Henrico, and Mrs.
Gary and'Mrs. Rowe. of this city. -
The funeral will take place at. eleven
o'clock to-morrov.? morning from tho
residence, the Rev. C. P. Stealey,
Broadus "Memorial Baptist Church, otti
ciating. The interment will be in Oak
The pall-be-arcis will be a?s follows:
Active?Messr.?--. R." Edgar Shine. Har?
vey Peace, Jeff. Lambkin, John K. Fus
sell,_H. F. Hale, John Dietrich, R. M.
Goode and.Captain W. F. Epps.
Air. John -W. Kappes.
Mr. John W. Kappes died yesterday
morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of
his father' Mr. AYilliam H. Kappes, So.
2217 Venable Sii cet. He was in tlie
twenty-eighth year of" his age. and had
bnen siirk alrOut six months.
Mr. Kappes was a plumber by trade and
was quite a well-known young man. ' lie
leaves the following brothers and sis?
ters: Messrs. Frank and Jake Kanrj.rs.
and Mrs. L. W. Dearhart, of Kern. C*;li
fornia; Mrs. George E. Atkins and .Mrs.
W. F. Garnett, of Richmond; and Misses
Grace and Mary Kappes.
The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock
this afterrteon from A*enable-Street
Baptist Church. The interment will be
made in Oakwood Cemetery.
Air. W. Al. Baldwin.
Mr.. W.- M. Faldwin died at 3:50 o'clock
Sunday morning at his?: residence, No.
1022 North. Seventeenth Street. He was
forty-seven years of age and is survived
by his widow and three children. .Mr.
Baldwin was ar. engineer on tho Chesa?
peake and Ohio. road, and a member
of the Brotherl-ood of Locomotive En?
The funeral will take place this after?
noon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's
Cathedral. ' Interment will be in Mt.
.?:? Air. John E. Bland.
Mr. John E. Bland died at his resi?
dence'- N?. 2310 East Marshall Street.
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was
sixty-two years of age. and the greater
part of his life had been spent in Glou?
cester county. His death was due
heart trouble and came suddenly. The
funeral service will be held at the home
at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Interment
will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Airs. Emma Spurlock.
Mrs. Emma Spuriock died Sunday
morning at 5 o'clock at her home in
this city. Sho is survived by. her hus?
band" and' one sister .. The ' funeral.'".will
take place from the Fourth . Baptist
Church' this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The funeral of Mr. George W. Ander?
son took place at 3:30 o'clock Sunday
afternoon from the Seventh-Street Chris?
tian Church, and was very largely at?
tended. The casket was covered with
beautiful llowers. The interment was at
S. S. Sublett.
(Special Dispatch to Tlio Timos.)
ELBOAV. VA.',' Nov. t.?Mr. Samuel S.
Sublett,-who resided near Woodbury Mills,
Powhatan county, died early Sunday
morning, at the age of eighty-two year??,
and was buried to-day at Corinth Church.
Mr. Suhlett's death was the resuit of
pneumonia. His illness was short." .
For a number of years before the war
he lived in Richmond, being associate?!
with his brother in the conduct of the old
Columbian Hotel. He enlisted in the war, j
but was incapacitated for service in the
field, and for the greater part of th?? war
served -in the patrol office. - -
Mr. Sublett was the first resident of !
Richmond whose "photo" was ever taken
by the old daguerretotype.
He leaves two sisters. "Mrs. James Saun- |
ders and Miss Mary Sublett, both of this j
D. R. Gcodnnn.
(Sptolal Dlspatoh to The Timos.)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.. Nov. -I.?
Mr. David R. Goodman died yesterday
afternoon at his home, "Ivy Creek Farm."
four miles northwest" of the city, -aged
seventy-one years. His funeral will take
place to-morrow afternoon from his late
residence at 2 o'clock.
Mi?. Gocdman was one of the best known ?
citizens of Albemarle. He was a member
of the Ivy. Creek Methodist Church, and
a consistant, upright Christian. He was
also a Confederate, soldier, and lost his |
".eg' in the second battle of Manassas. He
is survived by four sisters and two broth- j
ers?Mr. James D. Goodman, of this city; !
M. L. Goodman, of Missouri: Mrs. E. Har?
ria, of ? Albemarle, and Mrs. Butler and |
You Can't Do It.
^Try as youmay you cannot eet away from the fact that a home without a Piano is much like a
??? u a a Jird Music adds Pleasu? md happiness to the old and young alike. It lightens
cates, burdens and sorrows to the heads of households, and adds joys and education to the youth.
? OW?u? ourseIves an?1 to our children to make our homes more attractive than anywhere elsr.
and nothing ;s so calculated to do this like a nice Piano. V/e have the best made because our efforts
are tnthat direction. We sell some cheap pianos, but we prefer selling the BEST Piano?; at CHEAP
prices and our selling for the last few months proves that our patrons see and recognize our policy
is tne De:t. We never sold as many fine Pianos as in that tmie. Cheap trash has had its day?but
it is gone. *
teinway, Knabe, Hardman, Kimball,
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PLEASURE TO ALL.
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Call in and let us show it to you. Write for one of the "Music in the Home Books," that tells
you all about it. ___^__
Walter D. Moses & Co.,
103 E. BROAD STREET.
Misses A. P. and H.' L Goodman, of
Deaths in Prince Edward.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
FARMVILLE, VA., Nov. 4.?Mrs. Has
kins died yesterday at her home in
Buckingham county, at an advanced age.
Mrs. Haskins was one of the oldest resi?
dents of Buckingham, and was held in
the highest esteem.
The funeral rook place to-day from
her home. The Interment was made ln
the family burying-ground.
Mrs. Garden, wife of T. H. Garden, of
Prince Edward county, died iti' Lynch?-'
burg, at No. 716 Court Street. Mrs! Gar?
den had been seriously ill for several
days and on Sunday it was realized that
there could be but little hope for her
Mrs. Nannie Poole.
(Special DUpatoh to Tho Times )
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Nov. -|._
Mrs. Nannie Poole, widow of the late
Alfred Poole, died last night at her home !
ln ?Spotsylvania county, aged sixty-five
years. She is survived by one son and
Miss Maud Munford.
PETERSBURG. VA.. Nov. 4.-Miss
Maude Munford. a bright child, eleven
years of age, died at her parents' home,
fin Byrne Street, yesterday morning. The
burial took place this afternoon at the
old homestead, in Sussex county.
GUARDED WITH GUNS.
Small-Fox G? a Camp of Laborers?A Collect?
or Shoots With Terrible Effect.
?Bar Associated Press.)
BLUEFIELD. W VA., Nov. 4.?A camp
of labor?is are engaged in building the
Crane Creek extension at Riverside, this
county. They ar? about seventy-five
strong, and are guarded by seven resolute
men, armed with guns. The reason of this
is that cere are several cases of small?
pox in their midst.
- ack ? ranklin, who was in jaii here, be?
ing tieai until, the Roanoke officers should
arrive ior him, made his escape last nig--.
He was wanted in Roanoke for burglary.
Sheriff D. kj. Lil.y returned to-night
from Johnson ?w.ty, Tenn., -where he went
to get Alex. Miller, who was wanted in
this county for the murder of Bettle Da?
vis. He found that Miller was held on a
felony charge and lue Johnson C y au?
thorities reiused io give him up. He was
charged :with shooting a man named Wil?
son, who ratified the Tazeweli authori?
ties of Miller's whereabouts. Miller
also tried to Kill Wilson's son, who had
something to do witn his apprehension.
At Ashland this morning. Bernard Bur?
ton, of this city, collector for an ins .ail?
ment company, had a difficulty with Tom
Beaufin, a negro, from whom he was try?
ing to collect an old debt. Bauiin attack?
ed the collector with a knife, cutting.a
half dozen gashes in his left arm. As soon
as Burton could draw his revolver he shot
twice, ioni?-' h%\l penetrating the'- negro's
right lung, and the other entering jitst'b?-!
low the heart. Beaufin's death :itr expect?
ed hourly. Burton at once surrendered to
the authorities, and was released oh- il,
000 bail. He came to Bluefield to-night.
DR. FRAZER SILENT.
Has Nothing to Say Concerning His Resigna?
tion as Presiden! of Female Normal.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
FARMVILLE, VA., Nov. 4.?The re?
signation of Dr. Robest Frazer as presi?
dent of the State Female. Normal School
is the topic of conversation here. Every?
body wishes to know his reaso"ns."btijc--th<'--^
Doctor and his friends positively decline ;
to discuss the matter with anyope^~"v\;hen
seen by a Times reporter the Ddcfor said
that if there was anything to be given '
oue regarding his resignation he thought
that the Board of Trustees of the school
should make the report and not him'.
During the administration of Dr. Frazer !
the school, which has every session be?
tween two and three hundred young ladies
from this and other States, has acquired
considerable land, on which handsome
buildings have been built and used in
connection with the school. A new gym?
nasium building has been added, a laun?
dry established, and the school furnishes !
its own electric lights, water works and
is heated by steam, in addition to its
many other conveniences.
The Farmville tobacco market is a little
[slow in opening this year, but the prices,
are very good and satisfactory.
' Mr. H. T. Morris, a prominent business
man of Richmond, who has been confined
to his bed for several weeks with typhoid
fever, is improving rapidly and will leave
shortly for h.s business in Richmond.
A petition has been sent Superintendent
Theodore Low. of the Norfolk and West- :
ern Railroad, urging that he . enlarge
the freight depot at Farmville.
The new colored African Methodist
Episcopal Church, recently completed,
will be dedicated next Sunday morning.
The prospects are that there will be :
over fifteen million pounds of tobacco :
marketed here this season. The crop is
the best for a number oi years. , ?
Wan ?. More ? roperty. -
(Special Dispatch to Tho Times.)..
PETERSBURG, ?" ?., November t.? |
The Richmond .ami Petersburg Elee- !
trie Railway: Company is negotiating tori
the purchase of other p.-jperty in Pe-1
tersburg. preparatory to entering this j
city. The opinion of many is that the
Council will grant their petition to run
along certain streets in Petersburg.
Tabb-Street Presbyterian Church has
extended a unanimous call" to Dr. \V. E.
Cave, of Peducah. Ky. This is the third
? call this church has extended Dr. Cave.
OF INDIAN LODGES
Interesting Collection Illustrating
Their Styles ot" Building.
BARK HOUSE, WIGWAM ANDTENT
The Original of the Earth Lodge Model
Was the " Mcn*ohia-to" oi the
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., October 2$.?One
of the most interesting tilings to be seen?
ni the Peabody Museum of American2
Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard is.
a very perfectly rendered model, about;
eight inches high and some twenty-two
inches in circumference, of a typical In?
dian earth lodge. It is one of a group of
models which illustrates the various
styles of Indian building, including tho
bark house, the deerskin tent and tlie
mat-covered wigwam. The earth lodge
was distinguished from these, however,
by being a permanent dwelling, and as
such was characteristic ot ail the aborig
irat races from the Atlantic ocean to the
Gulf of Mexico:
Most of these models were secured fur
the museum by Miss Alice C. Fletcher,
who ha.s more first-hand knowledge of the
American Indian than any other white
woman who ever lived. For a number of
years Miss Fletcher has been the holder
of the Thaw fellowship at Harvard, which
was established in 1SD0 by Mrs. Mary
Copley Thaw, of Pittsburg, in memory of
her husband, with the special object of
promoting "work and research relating to
the Indian race of America." The special
original of tha earth lodge model was the
"Mon-ohin-to." or earth lodge of tira
Omaha tribe, by one of the members of
which, an old man who remembered thji j
ancient ways, it was built up under the
supervision of Miss E. Jane Gay. .Miss
Fletcher's constant companion in h?r
work among the Indians. Pains were
taken to embody every detail of propor?
tion and construction with the utmost ex?
actness, so that it might be studied by
future archaeologists, when the Indian
earth lodge is entirely a thing of the past,
with as much confidence as if it were a
genuine survival.. On one side only a sec?
tion of the roof and wall has been left
uncovered to give a more complete idea
of how the lodges were actually put to?
?'Vyk i^,.; THE QMAHAS. ?
Th? ?m-?has. who have given their
name to the largest city in Nebraska, are
supposed to have occupied the territory
west of the Mississippi river for about
two centuries, having been pusher.' west?
ward from the Ohio valley. The encroach?
ments of civilization, the scarcityof game
or the attacks of hostile tribes from time
to time forced them into a nomadic man?
ner of life, and oblis'-'d them to make
their homes in tents or wigwams, which
could be moved with all their content?
at the shortest notice. Formerly, how?
ever, as Miss Fletcher has shown in her
various writings on the Omahas. they liv?
ed in permanent villages, where perhaps
50 or 10l> earth-covered houses would be
huddled together in a sheltered valley or
bottom-land in which corn, beans, pu'mp
^HltS^nds?ro?gk?iis coukl be raised under
favorable conditions of soil and climate.
?ftrunnitjesjSir^am was always, near by._
growing lumber was convenient to handy
and the hills which usually surrounded
the settlement furnished a vantage
ground from which lookout.-? could give
notice of the approach of enemies.
In the construction of the lodges which
composed the villiage the oufir.e-a ci c!.?
with a straight projection en one side
for the tunnel-like entrance?was care?
fully drawn upon the ground. Within
this outline the sod was removed- and
the earth well trampled by the feet of
the builders to form a sm... flooring.
Around the edge of the floor space was
erected a row of no!??? close encash to?
gether to support the wails and the
eaves. The central fireplace was sur?
rounded by a smaller circle of taller roles
to support the upper portion of a donie
? like roof. These poles, both the taMer
ones in the inner and the shorter enes
in the outer circle, usuali ? had a natural
crotch at the upper end ty means of
which they were connected by horizontal
poles, or beams. A pyramid of long
poles completed the framfwork of me
roof, and shorter poles r stabs, set ??ese
together, formed the basis ?for the walls.
The next sta?e of construct'on eons'sted
of binding all these poles and slabs ?Irm?
ly together with willow withes. Then
the structure was closely and regularly
covered with bunches of coarse, Cr'ed
grass: and finally the whole was eoverei
wtih s?i?^. inn- dour?*??? lr>v?r. making the
walls about- two feet th'ck.
- A circular onening in 'he midd'e cf the
roof served . for. ? both rhimn^v ?ml win?
dow. ,-?nd a skin ourtn'n or blanket h?T?
at each end of the entra?n?e way. which
was about eight or t^n feet lonsr. answer?
ed as.double doors to kep-.-> out wind und
cold. ? .T*>>s ent?ine-?? w?s ca'b'd "G-^-?
ton.*'*and thp doors "Ti-zhe-"?e." Tir?
central *??->un?nrr or chirnnee wWknown
nt th???' **Tt-V.>i-Von '* th" tl"*ft ?'se?* ??.?'
t???? "TT-if?--?!he." ?nd *hf p*~??s rtr??"n.''
th? fire-place Tver^ ??.illfd "Zhon-giiho."
Both th? men and the worn??? were
employed in the'construction of the ledge?.
though t.? the men alone was entrusted
th?,? work of 'i'raming in the central open?
ing of the roof, which was th.? roost
difficult part of the whole undertaking.
"When finished the lodge- was usually a.
spacious and comfortable dwelling. In?
side, along the walls, were platforms of
reeds covered with skins, which served
either as seats or beds. Sometimes these
couches-were partitioned off by means of
blankets or skins, since it was customary
for several ?families to occupy the samo
lodge. An idea of their size may bo
gathered from l.Miss Fletcher's statement
that she has frequently seen from 2iX>
to 500 guests gathered "th a single lodge
O!. some ceremonial occasion. The di?
mensions, however, varied according to
"The exterior resembles a mound more
than a dwelling." Miss Fletcher adds.
"The grass creeps upon it, and ove- ;t
the birds ?-iron seeds, from which i'.>.-.
ers grow, so that it is completely c-.-i-'i?
with verdure and bloom, except at tho
top. where the blackened sod tells of ?'.i_*
heat and smoke of the tire below. It ir*
difficult ot avoid tho idea of intimacy
with .nature that these abodes convey.
They suggest no occupation or disturbing
possession of man. and but for the wav
'&?:4!??*- 2? smoke they would not be no?
ticed .by the inexperienced eye. It la as
though, mother Earth had lifted her flow?
ery robe and taken her children under
In ground plan both the Eskimo dwell?
ing of the far North and t.it? Navajo "ho?
gan" of the Southwest have the samo
general outline as the earth lodge of tho
Indians. A resemblance Is also found in
th ; primitive lava pueblo of ancient Mex?
ico, and* it bas been suggested' that the
present pueblos of New Mexico or Arizo?
na?models of which may be seen in an?
other part of the Peabody Museum
have be>n evolved by bringing together
a number of round Jodges into a rectangu?
lar area. It'Is a curious fact that within
recent years, as soon a.?,- allotments were
made to th.? Ornabas In a regular reser?
vation and they felt assured, therefor???,
of a. permanent abiding pia*e. they re?
verted immediately to their ancient cus?
tom and built a-vt liage of sod dw el lings?
which- were soon abandoned, however,
for log cabins or frame houses.
In the model of the Omaha earth lodg<?
at Harvard Miss Gay and her Indian as?
sistant.have not only, as has been said,
rrg*?odpcea the actual structure, poles
,T}rj?jl<?w?"withes, bunches of dried grass,
?vud.y.overing of sod. but nave placetftn it
4\ie- tuiy spark of a minv'c fire, furnish?? 1
it -with- couches and household utensil?,
and peopled it with little Indian figures.
In. all- respects the model perpetuates
with scientific exactness the Indian home.
even the ground plan of which?th?? cir?
cle witli-its neck-like entrance alwavs
pointing, in the original lodgesi t?> the
East?crime to be the symbol among the
Omahas of thankfulness arni h?.;?^. .tn<t,
indeed, all that hom?? mi-ht bn-ly.
A new musical <-om*"-dy. "Circus Day."
?aras presented at tTvoJBljou last night.
As usual, there was a crowded bouse.
ami the audience seemed highly pleased
with the e?."eniag's entertainment. ? ??
greatest hits of the evening wer?? made
t.y the specialties. These were nearly
all excellent. Another very attractive
tinture was the chorus, which was l^rr-a
and good. The costumes were tasty,
particularly so for the "Pherr.i?- Song.
It -was a dashing chorus, alert, energetic.
breezy and wieli trained. ?There '.vas
plenty of snap aud vigor ?r; th.- dances,
and the chorus mar!?? p big hit.
Fra,nk M.-Nish, an old-timer, started
Fthe-ball t?? rolling with his "Site
L "rj'iu'' _Then came Maude Meredi
?*?5?? chorus in a sell?
were the best features of the Brsl act.
! The second act w is better. Harry -Shrink
: mad?-? good witb lus monologue, an<l ma
song, with the chorus. "In the Summer
Time.?? was the r: Si I I r-'ful in t&O
Pi,.???. Smith. Sloty and Coe. in their
musical si.laity, gave the best vaude?
ville feature of the entertainment tiurt
Smith is an excellent trombone player.
Williams aria Adams. "The Monte Carlo
Millionaires/' "** course, made a dea.:-???.
hit In their specialty In the third act.
The final song, **PhemIe." sung by Edna
Mitchell and the ebon;?, was a great
favorite, and was encored repeatedly.
There will be the usual matinees this
week, and the "Circus Day" wilt prob
i ably attract large audiences all th??*
week. Manager Jake Wells is now tne
principal owner of this show?, aad- li?
has cancelled the bookings for the next
two weeks to send it to several Virginia
towns, so that he can arrange for an
ex-ended Southern route.
The repetition of "The Princess non?
ni??" at a special matinee to-day was
called for by the many theatre-goers who
missed' the first performances, and by the
many who wishe?! to hear this tuneful
little opera again. No more delightful
work has been done by amateurs in Rich?
mond. There will be a special scale of
prices to-day. and it is expected that
there will be a very, targe house.
Iloyt's popular farce. **.? Day and a
Night. ' is to be given at thi? Academy
n? st Wednesday, matin?-,? and night. Th??
adventures ...?' ".Marble Hart." the village
deacon who goes to New York, are very
funny. The play will be replete with new
speciali ?es. and a great treat is promised
all laughter-loving patrons of the theatre.
Clyde Fitch's Interestln*** drama.
"Nathan Hale." will be seen at the Acad?
emy Friday for the third time. Howard
Kyle will again appear in the title rote,
and h- in surroi'tnuVd by a strong com?