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Rlicop. , " '"rll,g "?"?l'1 KU55t,LL just for women in THE TIMES-DISPATCH WANT ADS Whether you seok a position WILL HELP or an empi0ye THE TIMES-DISPATCH RICHMOND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1914. J Store Closes Every Day at 6 o'Clocfa Fhe Splendid Service of This Christmas Store Now comes the boast; also tho PROOF of tho well-organized Store Service of MILLER & RHOADSX The rush is here?a ceaseless ar rival of people, a steady pressure up on our well trained sales force; a steady demand upon our abundant stocks; an unending demand upon our delivery system. Each year has taught us what are the weak links, and each year these links have been strengthened, and this Xmas as a result, the STORE SERVICE that means so much to every one of our patrons is more nearly perfect than it ever has been. The nearer we get to Xmas, the wiser it is, however, to shop early? the morning hours are best?say be tween 8:30 and 11 o'clock. There'll be plenty of quick, obliging sales people to attend your wants. MILLER & RHOADS. Shop Early! T o-Day You Must Attend This Sale of Dresses! Charming Outfits, Suitable for All Occasions, Only Every fashionable fall and winter style, is represented. All Sizes, Women's and Misses'. Sample Dresses; also Dresses from our regular stock? all greatly reduced in price for quick selling! In these Dresses the ASSORTMENT OF STYLES IS SO EXTENSIVE that a woman attending the sale might buy any number up to twenty and have EVERY GARMENT DIF . F10 RENT! It is the finest and best assortment of Silk and I Cloth Dresses ever offered at twice the price we're asking for 5 these. Choice $10.00. Second Floor. H OI? SUM IS almost here Personal Greeting Cards fur the Holidays I Our 'Its-play of Holiday Cards, etc., this year Is unusually good. You will find many new and novel things in our assortment that will help ?(? make your selection easy. Place your orders now for Personal (.reefing Cards. Our fdiowiiiK Hie largest in the city. \ Virginia Stationery Co., Inc. fif? V mi i mritT win# uikmv, i J ^ f>15 lOa.st Main Street. j^ATlORt^ ^ Richmond Homo of Waterman'* Ideal Fountain I'en. . ^ SKETCHES .FROM LIFE -:-By Temple "Lookin* fer Makin's?Mister I" UNKNOWN MAN STRUCK BY FIRST STREET CAR Skull Krncturril and Othfrwlnff Injured, Illn Condition In Ilellevrd to lie Critical. No clue to the identity of the wlilte man, seriously injured by a northbound Ginter Park ear near the south end of the First Street Hrldgc early yester day morning, had been secured by the police or the Grace Hospital authorities up to an early hour this morning. The man was then reported as being in a critical condition, having suffered a fractured skull and other injuries when struck by the ear. It <wns said last night that ho was thought to bo a structural iron worker who had been employed on the construction of thp new buildiiiHs at the American L<oco motlve Works, but the truth of this supposition cannot be ascertained until to-day. According to eyewitnesses of the ac cident. the unknown man ran off the sidewalk directly into the path of the northbound car. He was crossing the street in the direction of a car going south, ami Motorman J. G. Bradley, running the car which struck the man, was unable to see him on account of a post. The motorinan put on the brakes of his car and succceded in ..bringing it to a.stop before the forward V trucks hit the' prostrate form. It is said that the car was going at a moderate rate of speed at the time the accident occurrcd. Ambulance Surgeon Walker treated the man on the spot and then took him i to Grace Hospital. Representatives of the Virginia Railway and l'ower Com pany said last night that tliev were onKajred In attempts to establish the identlly of the man. Tliey said he was evidently a working mnn, and thought that he was on his way to work at the time the accident occurred. SENT ON TO GRAND JURY John Ulnforil uuil Wllllnm Supple Snld (o llnvc Ilrltl l.'p Lrr llnrrrtt. John Binford arid William Supple, both colored, who are alleged to have been the men who held up I^ee Barrett ann! Arthur Warrick, also colored, at TOIghteenth ' and Marshall Streets Sun-I day afternoon and to have stolen $2.2f> from Barrett. were sent on to the grand jury on each charge from the I'olico Court yoHterdav. The men were arrested by Policemen Campodonica and GrlHln and Chauffeur Metcalf. Binford is said to have at tempted to shoot Metcalf as the ofllcer approached him to place him under arrest, and but for the ofllccr's prompt act In jabbing Ills own revolver Into the man's side might have done so. Binford was also arraigned in the Police Court yesterday on the charge of carrying a concealed pistol, and was fined the usual 5100 and costs on this charge. LOSS IS SLIGHT (.'untotnn Collection* (or Klvc Month* at This I'ort Hold Tlielr Own, I I While collections at the local Cus toms House for November fall below those of the corresponding period of last year, the receipts for the month are above the average, and the total for the first five months of tlie fiscal year compares favorably with that period in 1913. The November collec tions amount to $83,-127.72, compared with *09.128.71 In November. 1913, The receipts for the live months ending yesterday were $422,4 28.96, against $438,216.56 for the sumo period in 1913. Oeputy Collector W. Gay Smith is highly pleased with the condition of the business here, while Collector Nor man Hamilton, who was In the city last week, reports that the situation throughout the whole collection dis trict Is picking up. Both predict that Richmond will again be in the million dollar class. COMMITS SUICIDE IN LIBBY HILL PARK i James Randolph Thomas, an Electrician, Fires Bullet Through His Brain. LEAVES POSTCARD PICTURES Photographs of Himself Were Addressed to Wife, Undertaker and Lodge Secretary. I Huddled on a bench at the Coot of Llbby JII11 Monument, tlur dead body of .lamps Randolph Thomas, an elec trician, living at 2725 O Street, whh found last night about 7 o'clock by persons who had heard tho report of a revolver, and who hurried to him. A pistol, one cartridge of which had [ been fired, lying on the ground near the body mutely told the story of the suicide. In the coat pocket of the dead man, Detective Sergeant Wily, who Investi gates all cases of violence for the Po lice. Department, found six postcard pictures of the; dead man. One of the cards was addressed to his mother. Mrs. Mary A. Thomas, of this city. A second bore the address of the wife, who, with her four children, has been living with her brother. James K. Shep pard, of Cumberland * Courthouse, for some time. The four other cards were addressed to the children. There was no written word of farewell on either, : the cards bearing only the name of ' tho person for whom they were in tended and the photograph. HAD ADDRKSSKD POST A I, CAItn TO r.MJKHTAKKIl They had evidently been taken during tho afternoon for the specific purpose to which they were put. Personal cards were also found in the pockets, one of which was directed to Under taker 11. H. Woody, and the other to A. ij. Chapln, secretary of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Thomas is supposed to have desired Undertaker Woody to take charge of his body, and that the other persons be notified of t his death. Ill health is said to have caused! Thomas to take his life. He was In-j jured several years ago in an auto-j mobile accident, and since that time Is; said to have suffered a great deal. He; wan Injured to such an extent that he! I was unable to work regularly, butj during the last few days had becnj employed at the new plant of the! Purity Ice Cream Company. Hlsi mother said last night that he had' threatened suicide several times. Coroner Taylor viewed the body n , short time after the discovery was: i made, and considered an inquest un I necessary. The body was turned over I to Undertaker Woody to be prepared: for burial. No funeral arrangements J will be made until Mrs. Thomas and) I her children return to this city. WEATHERLY RESIGNS Itecrnt Socialist Candidate for Conpcrean tilvM l'p I'mtorntr. ? Ttev. S. C. Weatherly, pastor of the! Unitarian Church at Highland Springs,. has tendered his resignation to thel congregation of that church, and it > has been accepted. Mr. Weatherly will occupy the pulpit until the church se cures a pastor to take his place. Mr. Weatherly is a Virginian, and is ' well known throughout this section.; Where he will go when ho leaves his! presont charge Is not known. In the > recent primary election he was a can-' didate on the Socialist ticket for Con-1 gross from this district". Join Our 1915 Christmas Thrift Club Open for Membership, December 23th This Club is Arranged to Make It EASYsFOR Y OJj TO SA VE a Part of Your Income or Salary Each Week: There Are Four Classes, as Follows: Deposits of $2 weekly. Members receive at the end of 50 weeks $100 plus interest Deposits of $1 weekly. Members receive at the end of 50 weeks $50 plus interest Deposits of 50c weekly. Members receive at the end of 50 weeks $25 plus interest Deposits of 25c weekly. Members receive at end of 50 weeks $12.50 plus interest YOU should make a point of'putting away a certain amount each week, and at tlie end of fifty weeks you will have accumulated an amount which will ennblo you to accomplish some,definite object, ?such as buying Christmas presents or mooting olh?r obligations. Mako a small deposit every week, and when the club matures, next December, you will be sur prised at the snug little sum you will have accumulated?made lnrgnr by interest. Plana to suit every size purse are offered. JOIN AN1) GET YOUR FRIENDS TO .JOIN. 7HE AMERICAN NATIONAL "BANK OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Capital and Surplus $1,000,000.00 Hosourccs $9,500,000.00 SECURITY AM) SERVICE. Holeproof Hosiery For Men, Women and Children In Silk, Lisle and Cotton. The Hose that do not require darning. Gans-Rady Company BLUES' BOTTUN HIDING BELGIAN RELIEF WORK Large Quantity of Stores Collected at Armory for Starving People. MONKY IS HTILIi COM IN (5 IN Red Cross Hall Committee Makes De tailed Keport of Collection and Disbursement, Shipment of Sup plies Having Cone Forward. Stirred by tho plaintive appeal con-, tlnudlly sounding from Belgian shores, Richmond jpcople arc still re sponding, and more contributions In casn were received yesterday by Col onel H. M. Boykln. chairman of tho Virginia State Belgian Relief Commlu slon, and by Frederick E. Noltlng, Bel gian consul. Tho committee appoint ed by Major Bowles, of the Richmond Mght Infantry Blues' Battalion, to gather donations for the Blues' pound party in aid of tho Belgians, reports that tlio soldier boys have entered Into the plan with a will. Every day supplies of provisions are brought Into the armory, whore they will be stored against the day they are to be sent to the terminal warehouse In Norfolk. As previously announced, tho families of the men are allowed to donate as well, and many packages have come from that source. Ten or twelve barrels of flour. 500 pounds or rice, quantities of canned goods and innumerable sacks of flour have al ready been brought to the armory. The committee Is also receiving caBh contributions, which will be lumped by the several companies and be put into the purchase of more fooilstufTs. The committee reports that. Judging by present Indications, tho results will far exceed the expectations. It is ex pected that the Blues will contribute 4,000 or 5,000 pounds to swell tho cargo going from Virginia, showing that the soldier boy at peace knows the Joy of giving to alleviate tho Buf ferings of those at war. INSTRUCTIONS HI'.CKIVKI) POH MARKING SHIP There is every hope now that tho cargo to be supplied by Virginia will be of sufllclent size to warrant the use of a special ship, and yesterday Colonel Boykln received a letter from Robert T). McCarter, secretary of tho American Commission for Relgian Re lief at New York, giving Instructions as to how to distinguish the ship from others that may go to Belgian shores. The letter follows: New York. Nov. 2S, 1914."?~ Colonel Henry M. Boykln, 1104 East Broad Street, Richmond, Va.: Dear Sir,?Wc give you below copy of cablegrams received from Mr. II. C. Hoover, chairman of our commission In London, reading as follows: " 'For purposes of safety, have flags made for flylug on each vessel carry ing relief focdatuffs twelve feet square, white with red letters, reading, "Commission Belgium Relief, Rotter dam." Also have long banners to put on decks or sides of vessel when ao proaehlng destination, with similar inscription.' "We understand that all ships car rying donations to Belgium must be furnished with flags and banners as described above. Very truly yours. ROBERT D. McCAKTER, Secretary. Consul Nolllng yesterday turned In to Colonel fioykin a check for $1,100, which is the second payment made by the Belgian consul to the State commission, the first having been for 91.800. Contributions were received yester day by Colonel Boykln as follows: Frederick E. Noltlng. Belgian consul $1,100 00 Contributions from Mllwood I and Boyca 153 90 King \V"m. County, through clerk of court 12 50 Offering at Arvonia \ 11 50 Emmanuel Chapter, No. 2,188, Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 5 00 S. E. G., City 3 00 J. F. (}.. City 2 00 M. A. S.. Beach 2 00 Mrs. Joseph Palmer, Crvstal Hill 1 00 $1,20(5 !>0 Contributions received by Consul Noltlng are as follows: P $25 00 T :.., . f. 00 Mr. and Mrs. P *5 00 Slko 1 00 ?3t> 00 II L0I> CROSS 11AM. COMMI'ITKK SIO.MJS I'HOMI'T SHIPMENT T'nc committee in charge of tho fled Cross ball given on' Xovcmlier 5 In tho. armory of the Richmond Orcys made its report yesterday at noon, and showed how the sum of $1,554, tho proceeds of the ball, was distributed. It was stipulated that supplies should be bought In the home market, and this was done. The goods purchased are as follows: 100 bar rels of fiour, $500: 4,000 pounds ot meat, S400; ' 0iK> articles of clothing, ? $"75. surgical supplies. $200. Through the Red Cross Society the committee purchased . $170 worth of chloroform, which, as it had to be put up in spe HaT packages not to bo found here, wart purchased elsewhere. Tho food and clothing Is destined for the Bel gians and the sufferers In the Alsne and Marue districts of Northern France, while the hospital supplies go to the hospitals in various sections of lCurope. The goods were shipped on Novem ber 25 o\er the Richmond, Fredericks burg and Potomac Railroad to the Hod, Cro3S Society, Hush Terminal, Ilroulc lyn. N. W, where they wore loaded aboatd a *hip for ICurope. The follow ing committee had charge of tlie hall and the buying of tho supplies: Mrs. Caskie Cabell, chairman: ' Mrs. Sam Cohen, Alir. Robert O. Cabell. Mrs. Lawrence T. Price, Mrs. C. 10. Polling, Mrs. C. W. 'Mnssle, Mrs. JF. 13. Corlev, Airs. ThouiuB B. McAdams and Mrs. Krank I>. Wllllnma. t'QIlh (>om to, Jail, Convicted on the charge of stealing $1.25 from some unknown person, Au brey Cash, colored, was yesterday sen tenced to serve sixty days ill Jail by Justice Crutchfleld. MILS ON DR. NELSON FOII IN EXPLANATION Administrative Bonn! Herein to Chairman of Hospital Staff Affl. davit of Mr*. Mallory. HIHSCHHEHti 'GATIIICHS DATA Prepares to Press Charges Against Physician in Hegard to Use of Pa tients for Demonstration or Clin ical Purposes. Upon ?lip motion of John 1llrscliberg, tlio Administrative Hoard vesterday re ferred to Dr. J. Harnett Nelson. ciiHlr inan of the visiting staff of tlie Vir ginia Hospital, a number of idgn<-d statements hearing upon tlio cune of Mrs. Willie Mallory, ami asked him to Alio with th.' board an explanation of Ails connection with her removal to th<> Memorial Hospital on Novemlior 1.1 for exhibition at a clinic. The removal of Mrs. Mallory, after being discharged from the Virginia Hospital by Dr. Nelson, was sharply criticized by Mr. Hlrsohl>erg at a Joint conference between the hospital Htaff and the Administrative Hoard on No vember 23. According to Dr. Nelson, Mr. Hirsciiberg charged at the confer ence that he had. placed the life of the woman in Jeopardy, and had been der elAct In Ills duty as a member of the sta ft. IIII. XKLSOX'.S nK<ll'KST KOIt I.\ VKSTIC; ATIO.V [1KMKP On November 24 Dr. Nelson applied to ttie board for an lr.vestlgatlon into Ails conduct and an Inquiry Into tho charges liruuplit against him by Mr Hlrsehberg. which, he said, ,wero wholly wltliout foundation. The board declined to order an Investigation, hold ing that there was no need for Investi gating n misunderstanding originating in the "zeal of all for the good of the hospital." The incident was regarded as closed until Mr. Hlrscliberg laid before the Ininrd yesterday a l>ate|, of affidavits bearing upon Mrs. Mallorys case. Ho expressed his conviction that Dr Nel son's conduct with reference to this patient was deserving of censurc. and made a motion that the board ask for Ails resignation. Objection to such a proceeding was at once entered by other members of the board, who preferred to have a full statement from Dr. Nelson before tak ing any further step. Mr. Hlrsehberg thereupon withdrew his motion, and the board adopted another motion lay InflT the Affidavits and ntatrmontn be fore Dr. Nelson, with the request that ho file an answer. MHS. MAI.LOItV filVISS SIGXKIJ AFFIDAVIT An affidavit, signed by Mrs. Mallory, relates that Dr. Nelson, on Friday. November 13, asked her as a favor to him to accompany him to sec "a smart man," who wished to talk to her. Sho relates that she consented to go with out being told what was wanted of Aicr. Tl>e rest of the statement tells of Dr. Nelson's taking her to tlic clinic at the Memorial Hospital, where dlic was questioned about her svinptoms and mado the subject of a lecture to a group of physicians. The proceed ing. sho claims, caused her consldor able eml>arrassment. Miss I,. ICthcl Cummlngs, superin tendent of tlie Virginia Hospital, re plied to a letter written to her by Mr. Hlrscliberg on November 25; Mrs Willie Mallory, of 120X Denny Street, she reported, was in the hospital suf fering from malaria. On November 13 Dr. Nelson requested that he be permitted to send the patient to the Memorial Hospital for a clinic. Miss Cummlngs objected to the proceeding unless permission were first obtained from the Administrative Board. Tho board sustained her objections. Upon being informed of the board's refusal, MIbs Cummlngs reported. Dr. Nelson said that he had intended to discharge Mrs. Mullory as cured, on Saturday, November 14, but In order not to dlsarrango the plans then made for the clinic, he would discharge her at once and with her consent take her to the Memorial Hospital. This Dr. Nelson did, taking Mrs. Mallory to tho Memorial In his automobile. HKR FIVIS CIIII.DKICN OA TIKI) FOII AT CITY IIO.MK Statements were filed also from Dr. Kobcrt Whitehead, one of the Internes of the Virginia Hospital, and from Ahe superintendent and steward of the City Home. The last two statements bore witness to the fact that the city institution, at the time of Mrs. Mal lorys confinement at the Virginia Hos pital. was caring for her five children. The clinic that figures In the con troversy was held for the benefit of ' the Southern Medical Association, : which was at that time holding its J annual convention in'this city. Friends : of Dr. Nelson claim that the proeeed j ing v.as entirely regular, and that Mrs. Mallory's discharge one day ahead j of time and her participation in the clinic was accompanied by no element ! of danger. I Dr. Nelson has so far declined to I make any statement bearing upon , the controversy, further than his com I munlcatlon to the board asking for an investigation of the charges pre j ferred against him by Mr. Hlrschbcrg. Judge Chrlntlnn Designated. Governor Stuart yesterday desig nated Judge Frank 1'. Christian, of I.ynchburg, to sit a part of the cur rent term for Judge I'rcston W. Camp hell, of the Circuit Court of Washing ton County. Several cases In which Judge Carrmbell docs not think it would be proper ror him to sit are to be tried, beginning December 14.