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Interesting Report by Super?
intendent. Dr. 13 lack ford.
INCREASE OF INSANITY
Pressure Upon the Hospital Very Great
and Many Pstisnts Decined on Ac?
count of Lack ot Room?Occu?
pation and Recrea:.on.
.Sperisi to The Timr?-Plfpatch.)
BT vt'NTON. VA., OcL 21.?At a meet?
ing th? Beard of Directors o? the
Wfiwrn State Hospital to-day, superhv
nt Dr BenJ. Biackfnrd submitted
' report for the year, ending
;-,:?--. ' IS?JX extract? from which
< ? rtntendent reports that at the '
.* ? ? c ?'. the fiscal year there were j
Western State Hospital 1.M? pa?
? . :_ cf whom VtA wer" males, and 403 |
t- ? ? female?. Tber<? was admitted ???
:nc the year onrimp September 30. 19CS,
?--. les, .-? females rotai members in
the hospital during the year, 663 males.
;v; females. Readmitted during the year.
1:1 male?, 29 fepiales. Discharged during
the year?recovered, 55 males, 46 females;
not insane, two females; Improved, IS
males, ? females; Idiots. 1; Unimproved, ";
total discharged, 12". Died during the
year, 27 males, 26 females. There Is now
In the hospital 1,07-1. The whole .number
of patients entered at the hospital s,nce
it was opened In 1S2S, to the present time
wns ti.747, of whom 1,805 died, and 3,7i?
were" discharged. The highest number
ever In the hospital at any one timo Is
During the year there were 277 applica?
tions for admission, nnd LO7 were ad?
mitted. The pressure upon the hospital
h?s been very great, and many patients,
were declined for want of room. The
hospital has been very much crowded
for the last year or two with a number
of applications on file, awaiting vacan
Of the death reported during the year,
? wer*, between 70 and SO years; 11 between
6<) and 70. and U between SO and 60. Four
of th? above, who had resided in the
hospital over 25 years, and S between 10
and 23 vears.
The superintendent says: "It Is with
pleasure and very gratifying to bo able
to report that the general household bus
been remarkably good. "We have had mi
epidemic and comparatively few eases
of physical sickness of any serious na?
ture. The hygienic and sanitary condi?
tions of the wards are kept up to lhe
highest standards of excellence. We can?
not, however, boast of entire freedom
from casualty during the year. We. had,
unfortunately, a caso of suicide, (she be?
ing a female with suicidal mania, who
had made several attempts before admis?
sion, and threa attempts after, tu kill
herself; which caso was reported tn the
Board of Directors.
"In my annual reports for the last foul
years, 1 hav eurgently called the atten?
tion of the General Assembly of Virginia
to the absolute necessity of providing ad?
ditional accommodations for our unfor?
tunate insane fellow citizens, who aio
now unprovided for throughout the State,
for want of room In the respective State
hospitals, which are crowded to their
utmo.'t capacity. This chronic congested
condition of the several hospitals of .the
State, is not. In my Judgment, conducive
to the proper classification, care and
treatement of the inmate?, nor to the
hygenlo or sanitary condition of thu re?
spective wards of each hospital. The va?
cancies caused by deaths and discharged
are not equal to the demands for ad?
mission, and it. Is only by the most liberal
application of (lie parolo system, that
wo can receive new patients, allowing a
? eery close margin of vacant beds, for
returning furloughert patients, nnd to
keep the jails free from Insano persons,
which Is a most unsatisfactory way of
keeping up vacancies?causing unavoid?
MORE ROOM NEEDED.
"So thoroughly am 1 convinced that tho
time has arrived when Virginia will be
compelled to fall In line with her sister
States, anr*build .another hospital for the
Insane of add greatly to the capacity of
existing hospitals, that 1 deem It my
duty to refer to It again. It Is a 'condition
and not a theory,' that Is confronting
tho General Assembly and taxpayer of
Virginia. Statistics show a largo Increase
in insanity eae.h year and the cry in
nearly al! of the States is for moie room,
and the enlargement of hospitals for tho
"The number of Insane In the United
States in I860. wa8 24,042; in 1S70, 27,44s'; In
Ji?0, 91.9S7; in 18?0, 10*5,264. In 1H?1 the per-i
centage of Increase to the whole popu?
lation was native 1 to 1,569; foreign horn,
1 to 720; in ISSO, nati??'?, 1 to S2S; foreign
born, 1 to 26'.'.
"The last report of the Lunacy Com?
missioner of England and Wales shows
that in ?? the number of insane was
X6.762, or 1 In B36 of the population. Thero
lias been a steady Increase from that
time up to January 1. ?G.?3, when the num?
ber 0/ Insane was 113,064, or 1 In 2!j3 of
"The careful compiled tables of the
Lunacy Commissions of England, ex?
plains, ?m far as possible, tho causer
of insanity: The list is headed by 'drink.'
to which 23 per cent, of male, and ili
per cent, of female cases of Insanity am
?scribed. Hereditary accounts for the
greatest number of women lunatics, the
proportion being the high one of 24.8 per
cent, ol tnsai ly Previous attacks come
next, with 23.1 per cent ..f women, and
J6.? per cent of a,en. In cases of unknown
causes, men come first, with 17 per cent.,
and women follow with 15.4 per cent!
The general Impression that the Inareasc
of iu:.iic> la dug lo the mental wear and
iear of mod? n. life Is not supported by
lhe figures, adverse circumstances, in
riuding business anxiety and pecuniary
difficulties account for the lunacy n| >'? '.'
j.er cent, of the men, and 3,8 per cent,
of the women
INSANITY i.sv REAS1NG
"The question is often asked : 'Is |tl.
?anily on the Increase?' But ji is one that
doe? not f.;d acro:.ite solution, OWlllJJ
to Insufficient dats from tho bast in?
formation from Statistics at band, both in
the I'nltM filate? and England, and froni
our own limited experience, ?.?.-. must con.
rlude that It ti probably true, that there
Is still an Increase
It has been said thai ii:<? wo
through, as ?? ?.?.- , .? . '|nt ,n|t'y belt
of Its evolution, ?,,... : l(l B|j question,
the rime will corn?, we hope, when civili?
sation. t.afflii-.d lesa by unwholesome
tendencies, will pursue ??? wleei arni taii.-r
"Alternate occupation and recreation
?re the chief means we rel> on to direct
the discorded winds of out patient! again
Into normal channels This, together with
2iyg|?nlc ar.'i comfortable euroi ijnd ns .
rsgular h&oiis, the tat ? em ni <?( .in,
clplfne and a liberili dlptlng. works won?
derfully upon our most helpless caso?.
Many of oui- patients come hero through
a persistent disregard of the above con?
ditions, which aro su essential to healthful
Ikvlng. The popular Idea is that medicina
Is the cure fur nil tho Illp of the mind
and the body aro subject to, forgetting
that ii is the violation of the natural
law, which Is the chief cause of every
departure from normal, mental and phy?
sical health. 'l'ho brain l>? tl
many functioned organ, requiring a di?
versity of labor, recreation and rest to
fully develop and maintain It at a nor?
mal standard?hence avo uro under the
necessity of providing not only labor hut
also ? variety of recreation and amuse?
ments, stilted to tho wants and require?
ments of a large population?''
DR. MMVER'S PERSUASION
Two Linemen Fall from a Thirty-Fool
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
GREKNSBORO. X. C., October 21.?
Barnum and Bailey rented a vacant Held
rid joining the premises o? tlie State. Nor?
mal and Industrial Collego some time ago
for their circus performance. President
Mclvor couldn't persuade them to go else?
where, so ho induced the Board of City
Alriormen to pass an ordinance making it
u misdemeanor to give a show within a
given distance of a school, und the man?
agers of the circus had to lind other quar?
ters or pay a heavy lino. One of the
advance agents of the circus was hero
yesterday and secured the Central Caro?
lina Fair Grounds, where the show will
Mr. B. MacKenzle, of this city, has been
awarded the contract lo Install a steam
heating plant In tho Yarbrough House, In
The exhibitors of tho lato Central Car?
olina Pair are notified that It will take
about ten days to get the premiums, di?
plomas, etc., ready for distribution.
The first of a series of meetings began
ai the West .Market-Street Methodist
Church last night. Rev. A. L. Franklin
conducted the services.
Rev. ?Sir. Franklin Is pastor of Cabell
Stieet Methodist Church, in Danville.:
Messrs. F. Grlftlth and ?. ?. Nash, llne
rr.en for tlie Hell Telephone Company,
both received painful though not serious
injuries this morning by a thirty-foot
telephone pole breaking with them. The
men were on top of a cross arm string?
ing wires when the accident occurred. Mr.
Grillltli received a sprained ankle and was
badly shaken up. Mr. ffash's Injuries
?wero more severe, Ids loft wrist being
broken, and he was slightly injured In
Dr. and Mrs. e. D. Mclv'er havo gone
to chase City. Va,, leaving last night,
via Raleigh, to spend a couple of days at
tho State Fair. Dr. Me Ivor has been
urged by his physician to take a rest,
ns bo had not fuly recovered from his
sickness last summer when he began tho
Herculean task of making the reunion a
success, and this, In addition to his reg?
ular and onerous duties as president of
the Slate Normal and Industrial Coll?ge,
prevented Ills complete recovery.
-Mrs. Mclvor goes wltll I be Doctor as
lruili to keep hltn from wnrk and to keep
him at Chase City for two weeks as for
pleasure ami companionship. If she was
not. along, his physician and everybody
else knows thai he would be home again
ii- two days getting the Carnegie Library
built, or attending the Mecklenburg Fair,
thai his heart had been sei upon? Hut
he'll get a whack at the great State Fair,
wl?Otlior or no.
(Special tu The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HEA.THSV1LLK, VA. Oct. 21.?Invi?
tations have b.-en issued to the marriage
of -Miss loin Cameron UnBgnrd to Mr.
Henry Doshloldn Basye. tho ceremony
ti Ii- performed by tho Rev. Dr. G, U'
Bealo at Coan Baptist Church on tin?
evening? of Hie '.'Ist day of October. Bulli
OC the .vomii; pepplo am well known
.throughout Np.'thumberlaiirt county, and
have ila- best wishes of ih.-ir many
-Mr. and Mis. IrvliiB Buck, uf Lan?
caster county, have Issued cards to tlie
marriage of their daughter, -Miss Mar?
garet Kate Buck, to'Mr. ('liarle- Clinton
cross, the ceremony to take place to.
d.o. The young couple win proceed to
Baltimore where thoy will make their
to. nie I'm- ih?? l'unire.
IR.,;|i t" The Tlmes-J Hspatcli.)
SCOTTSVILB, va., October m.?Miss
N'ora Dlllard spent Surifluy night at
"( !..?:iter "
Miss pearl Phillips, ..r it.-ii ? un, is
boarding ,-,? Mrs. ,?. ? Daniel's and at?
tending the Bcottsville graded school,
Miss Kan? l.i-e 1,.,-ivi-, shortly for Hunt?
instan, NV, va.
.1. G. Rldely, uf Hal.,,,,,,:,-, I, |n S.-otts?
Mr. -i- i- Pitts lun- returned to ?,.,,.
tucky aitar a visit to Bella Haven
Mr. D. 11. l'Ilio bin, returned from the
Hr ? se Show.
-Mr. I-:, v. Farrow, of Btaunton, is her,.
Little l ?ri Run Over.
(Special tu The Tlnn it -J Usi iato b I
?OVmqTON. N'A , ?? ?. 21.-H|anoh
?Ir. and Mrs. il. u\ nuds?rT'?r'tidH
loco, with invera, allier children, were
?H the iKif ...
iPllllg to y.,,
in a dray yesterday
? ? ?.ii oft, and In
01 I O) Iho WSKOll Bu?
I',- rjjw *held? of ,i?. dray ?.,,.,,, ?v,,r
Her race wue considerably bruised
Virginii Turfman IH,
(Special to The Tlmos-Olsnalch l
KHiHi.KV. VA . Oct. :.?!. ?.,?, , i ,,,,
ley, the well known N'lrglnls urfmuii il
unit ? sick ;ii llawthori ?? Raen 'Pi,??
1 I u aso, lie la attended by two nliysli
Many Marriages Aro Cele?
brated In Virginia
OF WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE
Mh Oscar Whilmoro Marries Miss
Shown.ter?Mr. Graves and Miss
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LEXINGTON, VA., Oct. 21.?? pro'ty
marriage was soleinnlf.ed this morning
11 o'clock at tho home of Mr. and
Mrs. w. M. Showalter, of near Lexing?
ton, when their only daughter. Miss
Mamie Sillon ?Showalter been mo the bilde
jfMr. Oscar Burgess Whlttnorc, young?
^st son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Whit
li.crc. of Lexington. Rev. J. 12. Booker,
of Lexington, officiateci. Mrs. C. F. Dlda
wlck sister of the groom, presided at tho
irpitn and played the wedding march
from Mendelssohn and during tho cere?
mony rendered softly "Hearts nnd Flow?
Tho bilde was attended by -Miss Myrtle
Variier, of Tdnwood, W. Va., ns maid
if honor. She was dressed In -whlto or?
gandy and e.i.rrVd tvhile oh.rysan.the p
munis. The ?room's best man was his
brother, Mr. D. J; Whltmore, of Lynch?
burg. The bridesmaids were Miss Beulnh
Montgomery, of Lexington, land M\si\
Eva Copper, of Riverside, Va., both be?
ing dressed In white organdy and carry?
ing white chrysanthemums. The ?rooms
men r.'Cre Mr. J. ?.'Davidson, of Buena
Vista, and Mr. Emory Showalter, broth?
er of the bride.
The brido Is an attractive young lady
of the brunette type. She -wns becom?
ingly gowned In whlto silk mull with
satin trimmings and applique entrained.
She wore a veil and carried white carna?
An elaborate old Virginia -"dinner wns
served the bridal party and invited
guest!*, Later tho wedding guests drovo
to the home of the groom near Lexing?
ton, whore to-night ? reception was
held. Both parties are very popular and
hosts of friends wish them nil joy and
iSpeclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PORK UNION, VA.. Oct. 21.?At ??:?>
A. M. to-day the nuptials of Miss Pat
tie Wills Lanford, of Ciirysbrook. nnd
Mr. Henry Kennedy Graves, of Williams
burg, Va., were duly celebrated in Beth?
el Church, Dr. G. H. Snea'd, officiating.
In honor of the occasion, the house was
artistically and appropriately decorated.
The bride, a most attractive blonde. :s
the third and youngest daughter of Mr.
James W. Lanford and great-granddaugh?
ter of the late Mr. Miles C Wills. The
mal ron of honor, Mrs. J. Herndon Mar?
tin, was dressed In white mousseline and
carried ,-i shower bouquet of carnations.
The best man was. Mr. Abner Carey
Goodo, of R'chmond. cousin of the
groom. The bride was given away by
Mr. Charles W. Lanford. of Roanokc. her
The bride wore white chiffon, trimmed
In hand embroidery, and veil caught with
The bridesmaids wero Misses Lillian
Graves;, of Wllllamsbtirg, Va., .sister of
the bride; Miss Elizabeth Joseph, of
Richmond; Miss Bessie Archer Holland.
of Boscobel, Va.; Miss Hattle Turner, of
Fluvanna, and the Misses Florence
Maupln and Maggie Gore, of Williams
burg, all dressed in write organdies,
white tulle sashes and carried ferns tied
with while tulle.
The ushers were R. J. Barlow and
Richard Mahone, of Wllliamsburg, Vn.:
Russell Holland, of Boscobel, Va.: Leslie
Atkinson and J. F. Lanford, of Fluvanna.
Two little misses, Mabel Clarke, niece
of the bride, carrying the ring on a tiny
silver waiter .and Cassie Johnson, license
bearer, wore white organdy and white
satin ribbon sashes .and white shoes and
stockings. Masters John Wheeler HcUvhd
nnd Rodger Little, acting as ribbon boys,
were dressed In pure white.
Mrs. Willie Gray Shepherd, of Palmyra,
played the wedding marches.
A reception was given the bridal party
at the home of the brido last evening.
Guests from a distance were Mesdames
J. R, Bell. Lilly H. Sadler, of Baltimore;
Mr. and Mrs. John Abner Goodo, and
Mrs. Marshall Boyles, of Richmond.
After hurried congratulations. Mr. and
Mrs. Graves took the midday train We
and after November 1st, they will bo at
Wllliamsburg, Va., their future home.
(.Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
f'ARTKRSVILi:. VA.. October 21.?Tho
Cartersvllle Baptist Church was the scene
of a pretty marriage this afternoon, when
Miss Daisy Bledsoe Moon became the
wife of Mr. Fletcher Duncan, lhe cere?
mony being performed by Rev. J. K.
Gwatkin, pastor of tho church.
Th? church was beautifully and nrtlstl
cally decorated with evergreens and
potted plants by the ladles of tho church.
The marriage arch, immediately in front
Of the pulpit, which was banked with
evergreens, was crowned with a large
bi W of white ribbon. The bridal party
entering lhe church to the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by
Mrs. W. EJ, Robinson, came, ns follows:
Ushers?Mesara, Hen Trice and Zelda
Sclater, Pearl Duncan and Bushrod Fox.
Preceding the bride nnd rnald of honor
came a beautiful Mule girl, cousin of the
1 ride, bearing a largo bouquet of flowers,
Preceding tho groom and the best man
came a handsome little hoy, a cousin of
the btlde, bearing the wedding ring on a
Tho bride and her sister, Miss Dimple
THE STORY OF
Fifty years ago
an eminent special?
ist pre crlbed father
John's Medicine for
the lute Rev. father
John O'Brien, ol
bOWCl), Mass.. I y
whom It wan I ecoin.
'?iid.,1 ? ? d from
whom li derived Its
ni.ine, It is not a
intent medicine arid
h free from op inn,
inorpb ? n or j?o son,
ous drugs or weak
eniiiR n ti mujan ? s in
any fo m mu-h as
th? tnajoi.tv of patent preparation? d??
pent) upon for their tempo nry effect, and
which are dangerou.??~you are up. ned
against t beni, It makes lie? h ? nd 'trongt.l
and liu.ld? up the body. Prevent? pneu?
monia aid consumption. Cur.:? bi n
ehltls. at lima and all throat and lung
trouilles. Guaranteed. Father John's Med?
ic im Is for salo bv Owens & Miner Ding
Co,, 1IJ?7 l?ast Main Street; it 1< g
Stura, UM Kant Main Hlre.i-i; peo I?'
Drug Stori?. '?'M/I Willlamsbnig Avenue,
Kortiislde Pharmacy, imi North fifth
Hir.ei: pine-Street Pharmacy. :;.':( South
Pipe Street j ?*-'*! l'hai inac.v, 2G0I Venable
Tfcie "World's Beet
In no other cut frl?9s Is found euch
crystal clearness, perfection of cut?
tino, beautv o? design and brilliance.
THE E. B. TAYLOR CO.,
Exclusive Richmond Anente,
J.-1011 E. Main 8t. ? E. Broad St.
Moon, wero handsomely gowned In blun
traveling suits, with hat to match. Tho
groom wan accompanied by Mr. P. O?.
Peay, an uncle o? the bride.
Tho marriage vows were beautifully and
impressively spokon by the beloved pas?
tor, and th? couple were pronounced man
nnd wife promptly at half-pnst 8 o'clock
After receiving tho hearty congratula?
tions nnd best wishes of hosts of friends,
the couple left on the evening train for
Hlchmond and other points. In Richmond
they will be the guests of Miss Delia
linker, a friend of the bride's.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.')
? GREENSBORO. N. ('.. Oct. 21.?At 9:80
| to-night at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Augustus Bryan White, No. 413 Ashoboro
Street, this city. Miss Man- Be'le White,
their daughter, was married to Mr. Jo?
seph Powliatan Mlnltree. Jr., of Wash?
. ii.gton, D. C, the ceremony being con
; ducted by Iho brides pastor. Rev. C. E.
: llodgln, of Westminster Presbytorlnn
' Church. It was a quiet, humo wedding,
' only a few friends and relatives being
present. Among tho out-of-town relu
i tlves present wore Colonel and Mrs. Jo?
seph P. Mlnltree, parents of the groom;
' Misses Elizabeth and Claudia Mlnltree
1 Dr. and Mrs. II. B. Holllfleld. of"Wnsh
: lllgton, D. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A.
, White, of Green ville, N. Ci Mr. J. Wes?
ley White, of Washington. D. C; Mr.
Morris G. White, of Durham. N. C. ana
Mr. J. Hurt James, of Chapel Hill. N. C.
Mr. J. E. Mlnltree, of Washington, broth?
er of the groom, acted as best man;
Miss Imogenc Loyal Bernard, of Chatta?
nooga Tenn.. was" maid of honor, gowned
In white silk, carrying Da France roses;
.Mrs. Herbert A. White, of Greenville,
X. C, was dame of honor, wearing black
spangled net over black taffeta, carrying
La France roses. The bride was attired
In a golng-away gown of navy blue cloth,
nnd carried an exquisite bouquet of Brido
roses. Air. and Mrs. Mlnltree will spend
their honeymoon In Atlantic City and
New York, thence returning to tholr fu?
ture home In Washington. D. C. Tho
brido Is one of tho fairest and most
nccompilshed young ladles of the State,
beloved by a large circle of friends, while
.Mr. Mlnltree, the son of Colonel Joe P.
.Mlnltree purchasing agent of the South?
ern Railway. Washington. D. C, Is well
known and very popular wherever known.
Pretty Church Wedding Celebrated at
(Special l<- The TJinee-Di-piiteh.)
LEESBURG, VA., Oct. 21.?The mar?
riage of Miss Edna M. Gillette, daughter
of Mr. and ?'All's. S. K. Gillette, of Hern
don, Va., to Mr. D. C. Mahoney, of Now
Market, Va., was solemnized this after?
noon In St., Timothy's Episcopal Church,
at Herndon.'the rector, Rev. Mr. McNalr,
officiating. The bride was gowned In white
silk and carried Brido roses, the maid
of honor, Miss Laura Skinner, of Wash?
ington, D. C, wore chiffon over pink. The
best man was Mr. Charles Cooper, of
Herndon. The ushers. Claude Grubb and
Charles M. Mahoney.
After the ceremony. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ma?
honey left for a tour in Now York State.
They will reside In New Market, Va.,
where Mr. Mahoney has a lucrative posi?
Mr. J. H. D. Mills and Miss ManieBlack
Married.at St. Paul'?.
(Special to The Tlmes-D'spntch.)
LYNOHBURG; VA.. Oct. 21.?St. Paul's
Episcopal Church was the scere to?
night of an Interesting event, the ? ocasi?n
being the marriage of Miss Marne Black,
of this city, ahd Mr. J. H. D. Mills, of
Englewood. ?. Y. The ceremony was
performed bv the rector. Rev. James M.
Miss Mabel Moorman, of East Orange,
N. J.. was maid of honor, and Mr. J. D.
Probst, of New York city, was best rnan.
The other attendants were:
Miss Katie. Slaughter and Miss Ltic'le
Vvatklns. of Lynchburg; Mr. R D. Mills,
of Now York, and Messrs. Hans Suhling,
Sidney Strother and William King. Jr..
After the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Mills
left for a Northern tour. They will re?
sido In Englewood.
Mr. Hugh Milton Caldwell Marries Miss
Sarah Smith Howard.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dispatoh.)
?1.?? ANURIA, VA., Oct. 21.?Miss
Sarah Smith Howard, daughter of Mrs.
Eleanor Washington Howard, of this
city, and Mr. Hugh Milton Caldwell, of
Washington; were married at 8 o'clock
this afternoon in Christ Episcopal
Church, the rector, Dev. William J.
.Moret?n, performing tho ceremony.
The bilde is well Known In the circles
of the Daughters of tho American Revo?
lution, her mother having been ono of
the high officials of that society.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ROANOKE. VA., Oct. 21.?Mr. T. Skul
cum, a popular machinist, and Miss Ka.fl.
erlim Riley, daughter of Mrs. Kate Riley,
were married at St. Andrew's Church,
this morning. Mr. John Skulcum, brother
of the groom was the best men and Miss
Mary Kelly, niooo of tho bride, maid of
honor. The .-ouple loft on the morning
train for Hlchmond, Norfolk and Bal?
(Sp?cial to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
RALE.M. VA., Oot. 21.?Mr. Joseph Fitz?
gerald, assistant postmaster here and
M Iks Alice Frier, also of this place, wer??
married ill's evening In Roanoke city.
Their marriage was quite a surprise to
their many friends.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
DRANGE, VA., October 20.?Mr. Richard
Bprouee, of Louisa county, and Miss Ethel
Napier, of this county, 'were married
In I lie clerk's office hero yesterday, Rov.
8. IT. Johnson, pastor of the M. f;.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK VA.. Oct. 21.--Miss Maude
Helot- was married to-day to Mr. Wil?
liam R. Cox. There were many attend?
ants and (be ?vent was very brilliant.
(Hneelal to The Tlms--Dlsp?tch.)
???|'.????;??'????p:p?. va., pet. -n?
Mr. Osciir W, Shumate, a prominent citi?
zen of lleoleton. In lower Kanonier eoiin
iv. was married a few dtys ago at the
Heabtoi, l',e-bvlerlan Church, to Miss
Edith 11. M lib Del on.
IV.atro s Will h're.
(Special I., Tim Tlnio-Dliipatch.l
??????;??(?????;??. VA., Oct. 21.--.
Mr Jamei I'ofitros'. of Carol ne conn >,
and M ,h Carrie Wiltshire, of iWa cts.
left ben- on iho morning train to-<Jay
for ?????,??????????. where tfiey were mai:
Anil-Saloon League Watching
GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT
Largo Output of Tomato Cannery at
Frederlcksburg?Free Game Bar?
becue an Electioneering Schome
that is Vnithin the Law.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FREDERICKSBURO, VA., Oct. 21.?
Tho Antl-Snloon League, of Caroline
county Is active In Its efforts to prevent
the use of liquor by candidatos or their
friends In tho political campaign wlych
le now at fever heat In that colinty. The
exocutlvo committee of tho league has
offered a reward of $100 for tho convic?
tion of any one using or selling liquor
Illegally In the oounty.
At a meeting of the Business Men's
AssoclB.tlon of this city laat night, reso?
lutions wero adopted In favor of good
roads, to bo forwarded to tho State Board
of Trade, with the request that copies
be sent to all the subordinate boards
of tho State, to bo circulated for signa?
tures, and then to bo forwardod to tho
Senators and Representatives of Vir?
ginia In the United States Congress and
the members of tho Gcnoral Assembly
at Richmond. The association appointed
a committee consisting of Colonel E. D.
Cole, St. George R. Fltzhugh, B. J. Mar?
shall, C. W. Jones and A. W. Embrcy
to confer with the officials of tho Rich?
mond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Rail?
road and petition thorn te erect a new
depot here on a larger scale than the
present structure.^atid one commensurato
with tho importance of thle city, which
Is tho largest freight and passenger
traffic station on the lino between Alex?
andria and Richmond.
LARGE CANNING OUTPUT.
The largo canning factory of Roberts
Bros., of Baltimore. Md., located here,
closes this week, after a most success,
ful season. An ImmeJnse number of
cases of canned goods havo been turned
out, nnd a large amount of money distri?
buted among the farmers, who raised
tomatoes for tho firm. Roberts Bros,
contemplate enlarging their facilities next
year, and canning, In 'addition to toma?
toes, corn, peas and othor vegetables and
The method of electioneering having
been restricted by the new election law,
the friends of some of tho candidates In
Spotsylvanla county have adopted the
novel and pleasing plan of giving small
barbecues, the wild game being contri?
buted by the local huntsmen, and tho
?whole affair being conducted gratlutously
and -without expense to the candidate.
Roast beef and squirrel soup are on
Joyed, politics discussed and the quall
'tles of the candidates who are the favor?
ites of those who arrange the barbecues
are praised and Interest -worked up In
their behalf without violation of the
The suit of Mrs. Elisabeth Gruver
agalnet tho city of Frederlcksburg, In
th'o Corporation Court, for damages for
$300. said to have been caused by al?
leged defective sidewalks, resulted In a
hung Jury, and tho case will have to
be tried again.
Rev. J. W. Heckman, of Spotsylvanvla
county, Is conducting a holiness meeting
here this week. In which ho Is assisted
by several ladles.
-? The will of Mrs. Marin S. Burr was ad?
mitted to probate In tho Corporation
Court here, with W. S. Chesley as execu?
tor, and leaves the principal portion
of her estate to Mrs. Molile Robertson
and Mts. Nannie Garland, of the North?
A WHITE CHILD ON
MR. BRUCE'S PORCH
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ELLERSON. VA., October 21.?When
Mr. Wallace Bruce woko up this morning
he found an infant white child on his
porch In a baskot with a bundle of clothes
and a bottle of milk by Its sido. The
child was left there some time during thn
night, and It Is supposed that tho parties
who left It came from Richmond, as the
track of a rubber tired vehlclo was found
up to the yard gate.
Mr. Bruce lives at Mechanlcsvlllo, and
his house Is within fifty yards of the pub?
Mr. Bruce is caring for tho Infant at
present, and~the county authorities havo
been notified, arid It will probably be sent
to the county poorhouse.
HORSE FELL IN WELL;
ESCAPED BAD HURTS
fSncclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HEATHSV1LLE. VA? Oct. 21.-A val?
uable horso belonging to Dr. W. H. Boyd,
while, gcazlng yesterday, slipped Into an
old unused well. A?crowd quickly gath?
ered around the well and hauled the lior.se
out with ropes. ? little stiffness In the
hind legs and a small lump on tho side
Is about all the damage done him. The
horse fell about twenty feot. being stop?
ped by an old pump log. Hnd It not been
for this log, the horse could never have
beon hauled out alive,
Ren ? Hawker,
CSneclal to The Tlmes-D'ppatch.)
NORFOLK. VA.. Oct. 21.?Misi Fiorone?
Hnwkes. of Portsmouth, was married ?his
afternoon to Mr. Walter Lake Renn. The
oeremonv was performed at Mo-umettai
?. ?, Church, by the Rev. ?, H. Riwl
Ings, In the presence of a brilliant gather?
Miss Mattie Scarlett Bonn, sister of
the groom, was maid of honor, and Mr.
Paul Waltt, of Raleigh, was best man.
"For over nine year? I ?altered with chronlo oon?
? tI[.Kilon and durine this time I lind to tnke an
Injection ot warm niter once every ? honra before
1 could have au aatlnu on my bowela. Happily f
tried Oaicareta, and today 1 am a well nan
During the nine year? before I uaed Oaicareta 1
?nfferud untold inUnry with internili pilo*, 'f hunk?
to you 1 am free from all that ? In? morning. Yon
can ua? tnlt lu behalf of suffering humanity,"
B. 1-'. Kleber, HoanoVe, 111,
j ^^ The ?owels jt
i'leatiant. Palatable, Potent, Taat? flood. Do Good,
Mo vor Bl?ken, VVcakon or Gripe, 10c, tie, f>0o. Never
?old III bulk. The genuine tablet ?tumped 0 0 0.
uuaruutuud to cum or your money back.
?Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y, 603
ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION BOXES
The Suit or
that bears the bibel of BUHK <v CO. is a guarantee of
the Best Tailoring, the best lit and smartest stylo
that can be put into a garment. They fit, they look
and held shape as well as if tailor-made. All the new
shapes olid colorings for Fall and Winter.
In short, this is an all-round Clothing Store for
Men, Young Men and Children?superior in every
respect to any in the South.
Suits from $?0 to JS25.
1003 EAST MAIN STREET.
"Where There's a Will,
There's a Way. "
If yon wont to save money and
at the same time got tho most heat
for tho amount of f nul consumed,
' \ Wilson A ir- Tight Heater"
We have wood lient, r.s of nil kinds
and at all prices and it. would cer?
tainly pay you to see our lino and
and get our prices lioforo buying.
4 'WoodStoves, Stove Mats,
Firebacks, Pipes, Etc. "
CALL OR WRITE
Baldwin & Brown,
(Opp Old Market), Richmond. Va.
Hurdwore, Roofing, Tin Plaie, Lime Ce?
ment, Terra Cotta Pipe. Paint, Oils l?tc
This Proposition Ably Dis?
cussed at Abingdon.
NO CONCLUSION REACHED
Debate Will Be Resumed To-Day?An
Overture for Protest to Secretary
of Navy in Regard to Worship
of Cadets at Annapolis. .?
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ABINGDON. VA., Oct. 21.?Tho Pres?
byterian Synod of Virginia began Its
second day's session this morning with
devotional exercises, conducted by Rev.
E. E. Lane.
About thirty new members wore en?
rolled during tho day. Most of the early
part of the day was taken up In re?
ceiving reports and communications,
which were referred to appropriate com?
Among those which attracted the most
interest was one from the Synod of Bal?
timore, of the Northern Presbyterian
Church, asking this Synod to unite In a
protest to the Secretary ot the Navy
against the rescinding of the privilege
granted to the cadets of the Naval Acad?
emy of attending the services on the
Sabbath at some other place of worship
In town than the. chapel that they pre?
fer, on the ground of their religion.
It seems that heretofore this privilege
has been granted, but It has recently
been taken from them. This paper was
referred to the committee on bills and
overtures, of which Rev. F. K. Brooke,
D. D., Is chairman.
Rev. T. O, Johnson, D. D., Introduced
an overture to the General Assembly,
asking a change In tho constitution of
the church, to allow any synod which
chooses to do so to make Itself a repre?
sentative body, the members of Synod to
be selected by the Presbyteries In such
manner as the Synod shall decide.
At 11 o'clock Rev. H. M.
White. D. D., preached a most
earnest and eloquent sermon from
1st Tim.. 1:16: "This Is a faithful say?
ing nnd worthy of all acceptance, that '
Christ Jesus came Into the world to save
Hlnners." Dr. White Is one of the oldest
men In the Synod, but his bow stjll abides
QUESTION OF DIVISION.
The afternoon session was taken up In
discussing the question of division.
Rev. J. J. Morton. D, D.. offered the
"Resolved, That It Is the sentiment of
this Synod that It should be divided.
Dr. Morton and! Dr. R. H". Fleming
mado strong speeches In favor of this
motion, but It Is generally admitted
that the strongest speeches of the de?
bate wero made by Dr. A. C. Hopkins
and Dr. G. \V, Finley against this reso?
lution. This resolution deals only with
the abstract question ns to whether there
shall he any division, and not as to
whether It shall bo Into two or three
The debate was still In progress when
the afternoon session closed, and will be
At night a popular meeting was held
In the interest of foreign missions.
NEGRO MURDERER ENDS
OWN LIFE BY HANGING
(Sneclal to The Tlmer-Dispnteb.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA.. Oct. 21.?Enoch
Grayson, the colored man. who was want?
ed by the police for the murder of the
negro. Charlea Jones, here Mondi y, com?
mitted suicido to-day by hing ng h m
self In a b?rn three miles from here in
The polire were hot on the trail nnd dis
covered the body soon after death. Tils
victim was burled this afterno n.
? I ? ?
More Li ht for Cu peper.
iSpeclal to The Tlmes-DIspatcli.)
CULPEPER, VA., Oct. 21.?Mr. Henry
Herbert of the Electric. Couatructlon
Company, of Richmond Va., Is here and
engaged with his corps of uesltumts In
putting In additional electric Hehls for
t'ulpeper. lie Is progressing well, ai.d
saya that the electric light workh will
be ready for the current to be turned on
certainly by Thanksgiving Day in No?
gold medal I
431 E. Broad St.
J. F.. DUNBAR, Mgr.
A Large Stock of
Falli Winter Carriages
OF LATEST PATTERN.
Depot Rockaways, Traps, Vio'orlas,
Surreys, Runabouts, Stanhopes,
Grooery and Delivery Wagons,
One and Two-Horse Truoks,
Preserve your vehicles by having them
repjired and repainted now.
R. H. BUSKER'S SONS
15 SOUTH NINTH STREET.
That's what the malsers of Dr. David?
Cough Symp have done when they pro?
duced tho Bleutest Cough Cure Known.
Dr. David's Cough Syrup will cure
Coughs. Cold?. Croup, Bronchitis and
all Throat and ?.???? Troubles. . Largo
?ottles 25 cent? everywhere.
CHESTERFIELD LUNCH ROOMS.
12 tog P.M.
Open Tuesday, Sept. 1, 03
1208 K. Multi St.