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HOME FOR HOLIDAYS
WOST Or THE VinfilM.V CO>GKEJS
3JEX >OW IX OLD DOMKfION.
F||OR LEADERSHIP IN HOUSE.
IB icy Contoni Tlicrcfor—Chnntp
lJg*_-k: n Cnndidntc — Hot Mont of
V*l<*' • '
iflnfn l)clc«rßtlon Will Probably
; tc for John Sharp "Williams.- of
faftiftsippi, -Wlio'ls Hojjnrded nil
jccullarlr Well- Fitted Xor tlic Vo
ftltlon.
A ■R'ASHUsGTON. D. C December Z2.—
ii-fcclal.)— Representative Rixcy went to
day to Culpeper. v.herc he has a. -case
pending in court. Mr. : Rixey will rc
icain here durincr the holidays.
J^\*. "U". Marmndnkc. of Wostmoreland
tounty. has "been re-elected for.tljc fifth
consecutive time secretary s or tho Ameri
can Ticket Brokers' Association. Mr.
Harmaduke is one or the. best-known
Wckct brokers in the country.
Lamb. Lassiter. Rhea,
md Glass have all gone homy to spend
Qv» holiday*.
I*Thc following Virginians are register
ed at Washington hotels: Miss Scott.
Norfolk; Thomas O. Bonney. Norfolk: C.
M. Condor. Riverside Park: C. M. BreJgh
.©n. Herndon; T. M. Kemp. Middletown;
IT. 11. Barnes. Clifton Forgo: T. A. Daf
.'ron. Richmond: J. A. Smith; T. C. Per
linson and wife; G. E. Porkinson and
Vife: JanifS Cox. Mount Jackson: Wil
lam Lamb: J. W. Schoolfired. Danville;
L". S. McCoy. Bowepo; George S. Fletcher.
IN'arrcnton; W. J. Humphrey, T. N; Haas
t.nd wife, Karrisonburg: AY. A. Clarke,
a-.. Richmond: G- 11. Coverston and wife.
Varrcnton: W. R. Fitzgerald, Danville:
tS. W. Boycr,; Woodstock; S. N. Baker.
Iristol: John C. Graham, Roanokc: Dri
>. J. Davison and daughter. Richmond:
rciss Lcnore Coleman. Brandy: W. G.
■.Vraan; A. H. Pinncy. Richmond; C. I.
Richmond: A- J- Flemhit:.
iiebmond; T. O. Troy. Richmond.
TJis following pensions have been issued
i> Virginians 10-day:
l.ncroase. reissue, etc.— George Alexan
w (V-r. 532 ('Mexican war),
al Widows, minors.- and cependent rela-
Sivvs— Louiwi'- ' Thornton. Richmond; $S:
»fd3ine Bland. Petcisburg. $121 (war with
-' > A marriage license was issued to-day
b Mr. George Thorno. of Newport News.
md Miss Eva G. Skillman. of this city.
| THE: MINORITY LEADERSHIP.
JTlic announcement' of Representative
'iianip Clark that ho will be a candi
'Sto for minority leader in the next House
£is thrown somn spice into that contest.
b. is an empty honor, it is true, but. like
Sio position of Keeper of the. Chetcrn
§uhdreds:in England, a position with no
hing but a title, it is much sought aft«.r.
John Sharp Williams and Champ Clark
ire now avowed candidates for the placci
Vlajor Richardson, of Tennessee, who
jojds the' -."..position at present, will lake
U it 5s said by a member of the. "V rir
lnia. ddegation,- if he can got it. but
sHot willing to make a light for it. He
Jas told friends that he would not be
» candidate, if thero'was any . opposition.
/Itis probable that the majority of tho
/delegation from the Old Dominion will
line up with, the Williams forces when
the caucus moets to choose Richardson's
successor. Williams-is counted the keen
est debater in the House, and is said to
bo. without a peer -when it comes to see
ing all the possible sid.es oj" a question
in a. inoracni. Henry Clay once said that
he would rather bo right than President,
and now.. Mr. Williams comes along and
says, according to the Virginia congress^
man quott-d above, that ho) would .'rather
be fionr leader than speaker.'
RESPONSIBLE j-.jSITION,
Th^. position of minority leader, awhile
r<n honor, is' "yet a. '• -responsible
position. A party is judged, more by
its record "in Congress than^-j anything!
<~ls-?. It. devolves on the minority leader
m g"t'tho "cause of his party before tho
r-'buntry, in the best shape. He ; must
watch tho vulnerably spots in the oppo
sition's armor and then he must pierce it
at those spots and "at the' right -time. He
must be a. thorough parliamentarian and
liave it all at his finger's *>nds. A good
thought coming a. moment slow may undo
«n important cause. These qualities, his
friends claim. Mr. Williams possesses to
;< largrr degr«.'o than^ any other member
of the House. ;
It is a noteworthy fact that Mr. Wil
liams, like a. .great /many other promi
nent members of the House, was educated
v! the University of Virginia. .
THE CAMPBELL CASE.
Three Promincii* Attorneys *«» Uc
prescnt the I'ronocntion.
LYNCHBT.TRG. VA., December 22.— (Spe
cial.)— The attorneyss who will represent
the petitioners in :hc investigation of
Judge C. J. Campbell's case before the
Legislature are.; now preparing- a list of
witnesses: These "'attorneys are Judge Wi
C. Loving arid Judge' Thomas Brown, of
N">-rlsr>n. and Mr. A. E." Strode, of Lyhch
?urg:. who will meet at Amhcrst Court
house to-morrow afternoon . for the pur
pose of discussing the case and getting up
as fast as possible a list of those whom
they wish* to" have summoned before the
Legislature to testify as to the charges
that have been brought agninst Judge
Campbell. .
It is expected that there will be twenty
five or thirty witnesses, and it is not
imsirobable that the number will run up
as high as thirty-five or forty.
It is the intention of Messrs. Loving.
Brown, and Strode, who have been fri-
to undertake the conduct of the
prosecution by the:> members of the bars
of Amhcrst. Nelson, and Lynch burg, and
the ; citizens of Amherst who signed the
petition askinier for an examination; to
iiave all their side of the ?:ise ready when
the investigation begins, on January Hth.
ALL STILL AT LARGE.
No Tl«lins« of Prisoners "Wlio E.s
onjied from City Jail.
Ur» jrj a late-- hour-last night no arrests
)y.ui hwn mad.-: of the five men who es
caped from the oily jail early Sunday
rnorning. Tho poli<-<» and detectives are
■>n tbc alert, and descriptions oj ihe os
«;.ped prisoners-have been telegraphed to
many points. -.'.-, -
The escape of the men was effected by
the simplest means possible, that of saw
in? through ' the middle support of the
bars and bending the latter out of placy-
The whole Bchcmc was planned and ...di
rected by Cliarlcs Spencer, a -.notorious
iMjgro i •desperado, 1 wlio was. .sentenced to
the penitentiary, and would have been rc
:nov.'.l to Uiat place FOiiie- time this week.
Tho paw with which the bar was cut
was furnish* d by two young negroes,
named Aifr^i WliUo and Eliza AVailaco.
The following de.scriptio.ns of thu men
have boon sejtt: out
Ch.'jrles Spencer (colored), dark brown;
•weight ab<;>ut l'"« 0 pounds: age. about
5^10; smooth, round, face: talks quick.
Thomas Thompson (colored), black;
about ]:',» pounds: aR«\ -'4-25: about 5-K
rather long, narrow face: rough kind or
ashy skin. ,
Walt.-'i- Jenkins (white), sallow complex
ion; 'thin face, blaok hair, rather long;
»pi 'J3-IM; weight: about 140 pounds;, a-.*;
clean whaven. .; "'- c .
.lames Hackott (whito). aged It or is.
li-ight. :,-:>: weight: about I^o pounds;
liKht hair: wears glasses; _-
Joseph Hockmari (white), ago 1< or ii>.
height, H-4; weight, about VS> pounds;
brown hair.
CONDITION- OF VANDERBILT.
Wlinx-vt-r «.'li nttK<* Tlierc May Be i*
«m Si<lt- of liiiiirov^nn'i"!.
XISW YORK, December 2a^ T J^,S I
-arlv c-v.iniiif,' consultation^ of tht> physl-:
-ians who arc- attending: Cprncllui Van
dvrVlli wan not hoM. to-night. Dr • *«™
said he thought no bulletins would be
poKt w] before to-morrow : .. ,
Thin ihornluK..lh6-ii)iy«lcl£n» made pub-
He the- following bulletin: . 2*i»i™s
"Mr. Vanderbilt had «•■■• vers ,J *tlei*
liiein imd is «-till seriously i 11..; His gen-
S^o^tion-and^empe^u^m^
ebout the same.^ Any /Blifht chaiujes., P*i -,
hape.- are on the^side^of improvement.
Pay Cash if You Wiih or Have It Ch^r^ed.
IT COSTS YOU NOTHING^FOR CREDIT:
Ghristmas Presents at
Reaisonable Prices.
At our store you frequently secure iwo presents for the "amount you
thought one would cost, : The ,t election 1 of appropriate presents requires
rery little deliberation here. We are ever ready to assist you in selecting
the proper thing, and the price will not exceed your expectation. >
Rothert & Company,
Fourth and Broad Streets, Home Furnishers.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS. ;
Mr. James TJiomas Gilman; sou of Mr.
John K. Gilman. of the firm of Gilman &
Sons*, died at the home of hts father.'No.
west Clay street, yesterday' morn
ing.
.The death was an unusually one.
Mr. Gilman was one of the most promis
ing young men of the city. He w&g '22
years of age. and had been employed at
the office of the Virginia State Insur
ance Company for the past four year. 1 ?,
where h<? was? quite popular, and -was the
next in the line of promotion, -which was
to come January Ist. He was taken #lck
last Thursday week with typhoid fever,
and thoiißh his case was a. desperat& one,
it was hoped that he might recover.'
He was a. man of excellent habits, and
was very popular, socially. He was held
I\ F. CRBEXWOOO.
in liish cstf-om by the insurance company,
and was pronounced one of tlie most
promising insurance men in the business.
He is survived by his parents, three
sisters— Misses Bessie Taylor,"-- Harriet
Ruth, and B. £>• Gilman, and two
brothers— Messrs'. Edpar Atwell. and
Stuart Gilmnn. ...
The tiiiieral will tak<> place from the
Clav-Str^et Methodist chnroh to-morrow
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The pall-bearers
ivill be:
Active— Julian Hill. "William". F. Gordon.
Gessrier Harrison, Archie Uichardson.
Frank EppS. Tope Nash, H; Baglis Eppß,
and Tim Kcrse. ,
Honorary— Joseph Kimbrough. J. "L. Hill,
Creed Davis. Charles K. Willis, William
\s. Caracal. Robert Lecky. W."A. Cren
shaw.and Judge .G. L.; Christian.
r. F. Greenwood died sxiddenly yester
day morning: ;it S o'clock, at his home. 120S
Park avenue.
Mr. Greenwood was about, sixty .years
old and was born in Lancastershire, Engv
He. came tc this country when ho was
forty years old. For fifteen years Mr.
Greenwood has been th« head of tha
horse-shoe, department at the Tredegar [
Iron Works. He leaves a. wife, daughter
and one son.
The. funeral will take place to-morrow
afternoon at. ?> o'clock from the house.
Mr. GrT?enwood's death is attributed to
heart disease. Sunday night he attended
Grove-Avenue Baptist church and eeem
ed in his usual state of health. This
morning when he arose he complained of
feeling bad and Dr. Peppels was sum
moned, but. before the physician arrived
the man had passed away.
Mr. Stapleton Gooch, of Louisa. Va.,
died-at the home of his son, Mr. William
S." Gooch.: of south Third street, Sunday
niornirs at :V o'clock.
Mr Gooch came to Richmond several
weeks ago) to consult Dr. George Ben
Johnston. He nas teen very ill ever
siiiee. and his death was riot', unexpected..
Tie is survived by his wife, his yfi,
Judse William S. Gooch, of this city; his
daughter, Mrs. George X- Anderson, of
Clifton Forge, and his brother, Mr. Gar
rett G. Gooch. of Stauriton.
Tvlr.- Gooch's body was taken by the
C. & O. train yesterday afternoon to his
home. '•Ingleside," at Lrouisa.rfor burial.
He will be much missed in the commun
ity where he spent a long and useful life
and where he has been : an upright airJ
influential citizen.
The funeral services will take place
from the Louisa Christian church, of
whicn the deceased was a member.
Richard A. Adams died Saturday after
noon at 3:10 o'clock, in his home. 3835
Fourth street Fulton, after, a lingering
M- "\dams was 53 years old. and leaves
■i Wife and several children. He wa? for
many years an employee of the Fasseu
cor "and Power Company.
The funeral took place Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock from the. house.
Thomas IT. Danscy died Saturday eve
ning at his home. 505 north Twenty-fourth
street after an illness of several months.
" The'funeral took place yesterday moriv
ing at 11 o'clock from the house. The
burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Tolmß Haley died Sunday morning at
10:10 o'clock at his home. ,170S Taylor
street, 'after a short illness. For many
years Mr. Haley was employed as fore
man for Thomas B. Hicks, in tho paint
shop Ho was 47 years, old.
r The. funeral took place yesterday eve
ning at 3:30 o'clock from the house. The
burial was in River View Cemetery.
Lewis A. Duggins. "■ the youngest son
of the 'laic Mr. and. Mrs. W..J. Duggins.
<ikd Saturday morning, at 4 o clock at
his home. 1204 west Cary street, B f tor an
illness of two weeks of a. complication of
diseases. Mr. Duggins was GO years old,
and was unmarried.
The funeral will take place this-.eve
nine- at 4 o'clock from Marshall-Street
Christian church. The pastor, the Rev.
Mr Melton, will conduct the services.
The burial will be in Hollywood cemetery.
T W -McG<:e died Saturday night at 12
o'ciock! at his home, in Fulton.
Air McGee was for a number of years
a 'conductor on the. James River Division
of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway.
He leaves h wife, mother, sister, and four
C body was 'taken' on the 10:15 rtain
i o Columbia, where the funeral took place
at Columbia yesterday.
MrV Mary L. IColte died at; her resi-"
dene? No." 003 Brook avenue, yesterday
Afternoon She was 71 years of age,>: and
leave" two sons. Mew«. J ; ;H,.and Her
™Th'£f "iSrai wiir take place this after-;
noon at 4 o'clock from St. Mary s Catho
lic chvirhc. / ..-.
The bo<iv of MrT~Zee R. Shell, who died
Sunday, .will .reach this
ct^t^day. The funeral services will; be
held at the grave. The interment will be
in Hollywood. . ; ..," ■ . ";" ,-■
" Lewe* Dell-The schooner Nellie ;W. ;
r raic from Norfolk i for. New York/ with
£l*-if on Struck^«n> obstruction;**** Ja
X^miJiiiuiiluiJxNl^JDlSrATOJi-rUEISDAY, DECEJViBER 23, 1902-
SCHOOL IN EftST END'
AX APPROPRIATION OF ?35,000 IS
RECOMMENDED.
HOLIDAY UNTIL JAN. STH.
ClirlntmsK Season for the Children
" AVill Bcsrin To-Day-Manual Train
"lnsr nnd ' Klndergrarten Recom
mended—More Pay for Male Iliph
• School Teachers.
The School Board last night passed
upon three matters of prime importance:
.3.;. They declared a Christmas holiday
commencing and including December 23,
31M2, and ending Monday, January 5. 1903.
2.- -They reported the estimate of the
sums required to run the educational
system next year, and appointed a. com
mittee to urge the same before Council.
3. They heard and endorsed the report
of the special committees of Council on
manual training and kindergarten -with"
reference to inaugurating these featxires
in the public school system of the city.
. PLEA" FOR. ESTABLISHMENT.
Messrs. : Crensha.Tv, Minor, and Bottom,
qf the last-named special committee, ap
peared before the" board and presented
their report, Chairman Crenahaw enforc
ing the recommendations •contained
therein with an exhaustive-paper which 'no
read, on the practical workings of the
system as he had been able to gather
from nine_months\ study of tlie subject.
The report is as follows:
We beg to respectively recommend
that the -establishment and maintenance
of , kindergarten teaching and manual
training in the public schools of this
cits' is feasible because. .
1. It is recommended by the most ad
vanced and successful educators of the
age;
t. It has been in successful operation
in many cities of the United States hav
ing reached in 189!) (after twenty-years'
trial') in number over 250 cities, taught
by 6,000 teachers io over. 460.000 pupils.
The '\ ; educational necessity exists be
cause,
I.' The enlarged powers of absorption
developed makes wiser pupil?, pupils
more tractable, more truthful, more thor
ough, and relieves the teacher of a very
great strain.
. 2. It prevents to a very large degree
the educational waste now existing by
offering greater inducements to pupils to
complete.'the whole course,
v The cost we estimate- to_be:
Three kindergartens (one in each school
district), S3.000; manual training in lirst
primary grade in all schools. $1,000: man
ual training: in first grammar .grade in
all schools, $1,000; manual training: in low
est grade of- high school, J2.000.
The continuation of the system up find
through the higher grades of the district
schools will entail scarcely appreciable
increased 'expense. The extension and
continuation of the work in the high
school will entail a larger expense, never
aggregating more than $8,000 for the most
elaborately conducted high school. Each
kindergarten added to tho system will
cost about 51.000 per annum.
" After some discussion "of the report Mr.
Hutzler made : the following motion,
which was adopted:
"We have heard the explanation of
the method of introducing a kindergarten
system and manual instruction in, the
public schools of the. city -of Richmond,
as presented by the special committee and
hereby declare our sanction of this fea
ture as one of the branches of the pub
lic school system' and would be pleased
to undertake' its, management, whenever
the Council shall see fit to. give us a suffi
cient appropriation for the purpose."
The report of the teachers and, schools
committee was adopted in the following
particulars: That the schools close for
the Christmas holidays commencing De
cember S3d to be called again on Janu
ary sth. ' ,
: Mr Turpin offered a substitute that
the holidays be Wednesday, Thursday,
! arid Friday of this week and January Ist.
i Defeated. ''"..'- r »i-a
! Recommending an appropriation of $100
for necessary expenses of a series of lec
tures on educational subjects before the
'MOBTpiTFOR^iAI-E TEACHERS.
$BThe8 The recommendation previously adopted
for medical examinations ot teachers in
public schools was ordered to be present
ed to the Council. . , ...
The total enrolment of the public
schools. 11,17(5. - -
Monthly enrolment. 10,45«- .
Average attendance, 10.024.
The board decided to advertise for a
teacher to teach Latin at the High School
to succeed Mr. Fitzgerald. . _
NEEDS FOR THE \EAR.
The Committee on Buildings and i ur :
m'turc presented the following estimate
of the needs for, the year 1903:
General expenses, $12,560.
• Special repairs and improvements 59.149,
For new building in the East End, lots,
54.550; buildings. $30,000.
Annual estimate of expenses for. the
year 1903— Pay-roll account, Slob.oJO
'■ Miscellaneous. $150.545.50. . Deduct }for
State -;of Virginia-, funds same as IHI2,
535,254. Total for city. 5115,r.!M.50
RECAPITULATION. ESTIMATE .
FOR 1903. •
\mounts received. Estimated.
:~1902. "•".'" ■""• I!W3.
Pay-roll account ..JU2,3TI 2tJ . $115,501 50
General expenseac-^^^ |g|
S ?Sriv^eS "^ 7.000 00 . 9.140 00
Extension f Ra n - •" '■
dolph School ,20.00)00.
PEnd 11 .!...!" 1 .".?":^. ___ 04.35000
j - ' J151.571 2G ■'"{. ■ $172,549 50
For medical examination of pupils and
teachers. ... . , .
\ Tho Deer in Two ShoK
; Dr. L. J. Hayden, of No. 404 west Broad
street, has. just returned from a most
successful hunting trip.. He was the guest
of Mr. Royall. of , Chula. Amelia coun ty,
with .whom he succeeded in killing, dur
ing- the. two. days: they .hunted,- thirty
six birds and twelve " rabbits. The great
triumph oC the hunt, however, was achiev
ed by Dr. Hayden, who killed two fine
deer In as many shots.
. Mr. Andernon 111.
Mr. John H. Anderson, of No." SOS north
Twenty-sixth: street,:; is. very ill. .
■•'.-: "'.•"• A Clirintinaa Social. ,■-.-,■ i <■■'.-
One of the social functions of the corn
ink .weeK will bo' an entertainment given
byV Mrss'-Matlie* -Rose .> New-Year* s Eve
iilcht from 8 to 12 at her beautiful home,
on* Barton -Heights.: Virginia Polytechnic
Institute colors will predominate in, honor
of her brother, who f-is.f spending his;, holi
days at home.— Those assisting-. Miss Rose
-WliV-ite Misses :Satterfielcl, f Warwick, ; ;an<l
Minor. .
THE DEATH OF KERNS
THOUGHT THAT YOUTH FELL FROM
JIORIZOATAL BAR,
IT. IS AN INTERESTING CASE.
But Doctor!* Do . Xot Consider It Re-
■ i marUablc — One of the . Pliysicians
Discusses Thi.n ixntl Like injuries
<>[ the Brnin.
The funeral of young Frank L, Kerns.
Jr., who died early Sunday morning at
the Virginia Hospital, took pkiee at; 3:oO
o'clock yesterday aft'arnoon from' Cente
nary Methodist church. The. services were
•conducted .by Dr. W. AY*. Lear and Dr.
W. V. ' Tudor. " The interment was." made
in Oajtwood Cemetery., ;
Doubt develop'ad yesterday that young
Kerns received his injury yesterday while
playing at basket ball: One of the at-";
tending physicians, who made further in
ciuirv on this point during the day, told
a Dispatch reporter last night that, he
had learned from, two sources that Kerns
fell from a horizontal bar and struck 'his
head. -Thl% he. said, would account for
the nature of the- injury. -which the:doc-
tors could not reconcile with the state
ment that the boy had struck his head
againsta. post. ' •
Secretary McKee, of the Young" Men s
Christian Association, said last night that
no official inquiry had been made ;to as
certain exactly how Kerns was hurt. ; A
memorial service will be held at the
Young Mien's Christian Association.Sun
day. .;- - \ '":■■." - : - - .'
INTERESTING ; NOT REMARKABLE.
.One of the physicians 'wlio attended
young Kerns, -whose sad death from, an
accidental rupture of a blood, vessel .on .
the brain was recorded in Sunday's" Dis-.
patch, was asked yesterday if there was
anything remarkabte or unusual^ about,
the manner of his death. He replied
that there was not, it being only the
rupture of a- blood vessel such as might
occur with an" old -person, in apoplexy, in
which case it would be formed idiopa
thic. but in this case, the rupture having,
been due to an injury from anexternal
blow, it would be termed traumatic:
„ "The most interesting feature -of this
rupture is in the fact that it occurred at.
10 o'clock in the morning and symptoms
of brain compression did not come on
until night. The explanation of this is •
that it Was a small blood. vesseKand not.;
enough blcod ' 'escaped, at first to " pro-
duce'pressure symptoms.' It had to col-"'
l'oct little by little until the dot pro
duced compression, und then the boy be
came Unconscious.
"The interval of consciouness between
the time of receiving the injury and the
time when the patient becomes uncon
scious is the key to tiro diagnosis, and
enables the doctor to ascertain that it is
due to the rupture of a blood vessel and
the gradual outpour of the blood on tho
brain, which produces the pressure-symp
toms.
EACH CONTROLS A FUNCTION:
"Another interesting feature in this con
nection is that every square inch of the
brain presides over sotn"e function of the
body, some limb, muscle, or physical or
gan, and the site in the brain, at. .which
the- blood is poured out and pressing is
known by tho disturbance of that func
tion or muscle or organ. As. for instance,
loss of speech or sense of sight from in
jury to the brain, or paralysis of an arm
or leg— all indicate the point at which
the brain is injured, and enables the sur
geon unerringly to locate and operateat
the right point. *;} C,"
"I don't think it would have made any
difference in tho result in the case of
young Kerns if a doctor could have been
called; in at the outlet, out there are cases
almost commonly occurring where life
or health or reason might bo saved if the ■
seriousness of an injury to the brain
could" be realized and prompt action
taken. •
THIS ISA TRUISM.
"The saying of a great surgVon that
there is no injury to ■ the brain so slight
that it may not be serious, and/ on the
other hand, none so serious. -that the
patient may not recover from it; has
become a truism in the experience of the
profession.
"A mistake that many mothers and
others make when such injuries arc sus
tained is in letting- the child ruri.f about
and I have even known cases in which
the child has been -forced to keep awake
when f-uiei. and sleep ;:re the very reme
dies which nature prescribes in such
cases.
"As T ha% - e said, similar instances of .
injury to the brain arc not nearly as un-_
common as p-.^ople suppose. Physicians
are quite familiar with a great variety
of cases in their practice which, when
not fatal may result in different afflic
tions such as" epileptic. fits, insanity, etc.
"It would be well therefore to impress
upon the public the importance of timely
attention being given to such injuries, as
tho clot of blood which is formed and
causes the. trouble may be safely and
successfully remedied if treated in time."
An Aped Thief.
William Johnson, a negro man about 00
years. of age, is connnea in the First
Police Station, chanted with being, a
suspicious character. The. man is supposed
to have stolen Jo.W from Mrs. L: .T
Northern, of No. 313 norm Twenty-fourth
street.
■■^„ ■;-•-. DEATHS.
DUGGINS.— Died, at his late residence,'
1-04 West Clay street. LEWIS A. DUG
GINS youngest: son of the late W. J.
and L. *A. Duggins, at 4 o'clock Satur
day morning. •■:,-^ t .,,, T -,, T
Funeral takes place on. TuLbDAi.
Dec. 23. at 1 o'clock. . Friends and
acquaintances invited to attend. Re-.
tiuest no flowers.
Far beyond this world of trouble.,
. Far beyond this world oC care.
We shall find our missing loved one
In our Father's mansion fair.
One by one earth's ties are broken
As w : e see our love decay.
And the hopes so fondly cherished
Brighten but to pass away. .
One by one our hopes grow brighter ;;
As we near the shining shore, „- ...
For we know across the river .
Waits the loved one gone before. ,
Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding-
O'er the spoils that death has won;
We would at this solemn moment
Calmly say: 'Thy will be done."
Sleep on. beloved, sweetly .sleep.
For angels sing with you up there:
They ever will . their vigil keep
In" our Father's mansion fair. - *
COLI-j.— Died, -at the residence of- his
parents, on Three Chop .road,-- .Henrico
county, Va., GILMER FORKST COLE,
son. of Gilmer L and Minnie; G. Cole,
aged 3 months and £0 days.
Funeral took place yesterday at '1
o'clock P. M., in River View Cemeterj*.
God needed one more angel dear, ■-'
Amid His. shining band; .
And so He sent His loving head. '■'■'
And clasped our darling's hand. ■■'■ : '
* . " BY HIS MOTHER."
.-■.*.''.'' '- Jf; -— '■ "' '" ■'" ■ '.' : " 'W , '■'.
GRIMES.— Died." at his residence. 5 west'
Leigh 'street. A. T." GRIMES,' in his (Hth
year, alter an illness of twelve months.
Funeral from Second Baptist church
WEDNESDAY. December 24th. at 11 A.
M. v " • .' " - : . ' - : ." *
GRKENWOOD.— Died, at his residence.
12Ci Park ayen'.te. Richmond. Va., about
S o'clock A.. M., December 22, IW.P..F.
GREENWOOD. :
■ Funeral from his residence at 3 o'clock
P. M. WEDNESDAY. December 24. 19*J2.
NOLTE.— Died, at her late ' residence,
Go.T ; Brook- avonue, at 10 minutes after 1
o'clock. December 22d,; MrsJ MARY L.
NOLTE, In 'her 7lst year. She leavestwo
sons— J. 11. anfi Herman Nclte 1
Fiineral v.ill take place THIS ;EVE
NING;at-St." Mary's Catholic' church at 4
P..M. ' '-' . "■ \ . , •" -
SHELL.— Dieti. in Berkley. Va., ; Decem£
ber 21st, at 10:30' o'clock P. :M., LEE .R:;
SHELL, in tho G3d year of his age. " „,
The ', remains will reach;here-.t6 : day over,
the" Norfolk and Western ;iailroad.- ; ;; Ser-^
vices^at l tjie'iiSray.fe^Jnte'rment in^HollvT
wbcAi Cemetery^ Friends r and. ;. acquain
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STORY OF THE DOWNFALL OF A
> i ■,- ■ -. '-
; RICHMOXD .MAX.
ARRESTED IN BALTIMORE.
Alplioiisa Gordon Afflicted With Dip
somania and "- Aberration of .; tin:
.Mind Due to Excessive Cigarette
■~SiiiokinK— He Believes His Brothers
Have Been Killed.
BALTIMORE. MD., December 22.—(Spe
cial.)— A man who gave his name as Al
phonz Gordon, to-day told the police, that
a companion had been cut to pieces in a
railroad yard in the suburbs. No trace
of such an accident could be found, and
finally the police, held Gordon, under sus
picion 'of • his being^one; of 'the ' men , who
escaped from tho" Richmond: jaik Gordon
said he had a brother in Richmond and
another in Newport News.
Later, in the day Gordon told the police
that he had at one time been confined hi
the hospital for the insane at Staunton.
and it was decided that he was demented."
To-nisht he became ill in the police sta
tion^ and he was taken to a hospital.
Ho will be released to-morrow if he re
covers. .....
Story of the. Downfall::
An investigation that carried a reporter- j
of the Dispatch into the muddy roads of ;
Henrico county last night after mid-nignt .■
brought out the fact that Alphonsa
Gordon, the Richmond man who is .held
in custody in Baltimore, is not one of the
prisoners who escaped from the jail Sun
day morning. Ho has btfen absent from
his home at No. 1709 North 21st street
since the first week of November, and not
a word has; been, heard" from him until
the special above was received from. Bal
timore stating- that -he was -held; by. the
police authorities there -as a- suspicious
character. ="
Every day for the past two montns his
aged mother has visited the homo. of. her
son. Thomas D. Gordon, at the number
given, seeking information of the where
abouts of her missing son. The unfortu
nate fellow was 'adjudged insane last
June by a commission of lunacy, and sent
to the Western Asylum at Staunton.
SADLY AFFLICTED.
He was"* afflicted with dipsomania and
aberration of the mind, due to excessive
cigarette smpking~~ln '." his disordered
state of mind" Alphonsa .Gordon, a young
man not over twenty-three years of age.
had gone about the city and secured,
goods on "the good name of his brothers,
who are respectable and hard-working,
men. Ko was arrested and eon lined in
the city jail. An examination. of "his con
dition showed that he was not responsible
for his acts, and he was sent to tne
asylum at Staunton. In September he
was discharged as cured, -and he returned
to his homy in this city.
LEFT WITH COMPANION.
\fter staying around hisbrothers home
for a 'month.- he' left the city/in company
with -a young man whose name could not
be secured, and .was last seen going out
the Ninth slreet toad. Nothing was heard
of him after that time until last night.
Day affer day. his old mother, who has
been faithful to her stm through all his
erring ways, has gone to the home ofc her
son. Thomas, to inquire if any tidings
had been received of the wandering boy.
whose unsound mental condition had bevn
a source of distress to his family for the
past two years. He was a candy maker
hy trade, and had a steady job until he
fell in with evil companios who led him
to drink, and his excess in this direction
and his abnormal use 6t' cigarettes, com
pletely unbalanced him. and: made him
unfit for- any responsible duty.
. HIS HALLUCINATIONS.
His hallucinations have led him to. be
lieve that his brothers have been killed,
■md when arrested in Baltimore, he tirst
stated that his brother hr.d" been killed
i while beating his way on :i freight train.
I His brother. T. D. Gordon, living at No.
170 D Twenty-first street, said last night
that' there was no truth in the statement,
for all of his brothers can be accounted
for. His statements to the police in Bal
timore bear out what is known of him
here, that when suffering from dipsoma
nia, he imagines that one of his brothers
has bften killed.
THE MOTHER'S INFLUENCE.
After being discharged from the asylum
at. Staunton. young Gordon returned to
his home. here. .-.but -'he kept himself in
seclusion most of th'e- time." but would oc
casionally visit his aged mother, and her
affection and companionship would tem
porarily restore him to his rational
senses." ■ : -. . - ' .
•■His brother stated last ni^ht that
he had not seen him after his return
from the insane asylum, nor had . h\i heard
one word as to his whereabouts until the.
information contained in the' dispatch
from Baltimore .was brought to him by a
Dispatch ■■ reporter.
SMOKED INCESANTLY.
'•Tie smoked cigarettes air the time,"
said his brother last night, "and when
under .the influence*. of tobacco and
whiskey.- he; would talk in the most
rambliii sort of manner. Mr. Govlon
said be would write to the, chief of police
in.BSltinidrC'. and ..acquaint him with the
facts of 'hi -f brother's infirmity, so that
he : might hot; bo held as a criminal, but
confined in ; ra insane a sry him. until he
could -reeo\Vr -from the effects .of tlie
narcotics .to which" he is addicted.
COLORED ODD-FELLOW .
r - CUT HIS THROAT.
Born a Slave in \ortli Carolina, and
'.: -.- . Kntl.l'rosycretl inlthnca.
■ Xc-»r; Yorlc. -
ITHACA. X. V.'. December 22.—(Spe
cial.)— After having carefully .placed-. his
body in- a. manner conformable with the
secret signs of the order. Henry H. Cole
nian, the most prominent member of the
colored Odd Fellows' Society in Tomp
kin's county, committed suicide to-day in
the lodge rooms of that -society, by-cut
ting his throat with a razor from ear to
ear. . . .: - ' . .■.;,. ; ;.; ;■" . . -'^ ■ .
Coleman. who was about «M" years old.
was born a slave in North Carolina, but
he, had prospered in Ithaca. : . and was
quite an extensive real-estate owner.
Despondency over iiiianeial losses is be
lieved to have been; the cause of the act.
- Griffin Ga— Former^ Governor .James S.
Boynton died at his home. Griffin, aged
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PRINCESS VANISHES
VAIX SEAnCH FOR WIFE OF TIEIU {
TO -SAXOX THROXE. f
COURT. FUNCTIONS CANCELLED I
Theory of Snfcidc SnggcsJcd. and
All I'ieees of W'nter in Vic-inlty of
Castle Dragged, Without Itesult —
Has the Lady Eloped t I
DRESREN. SAXONY." Dee. 22.— 1 he
Crown Prince of Saxony tied from her
home on the night of December 11.
The Dresdener Journal to-day says:
"The princess, in a state of intense
mental "excitement, suddenly deserted
her family at Salzburg and went abroad
The Saxon court functions for the winter,
including the New. Year's reception, have
been cancelled."
The" following paragraph in to-day's of
ficial journal, which was inserted by
order of. the King (and Crown Prince of
Saxony, has turned into truth what has
for several days past been regarded as an
incredible tale. . The Crown Princess of
Saxony, surrounded by her ladies in wait
ing, and numerous attendants "and ser
vants of -the royal household, has vanish
ed, so utterly that the police of every
kingdom of Europe :have, for ten days
been unable to trace her. The official
announcement was made hi order to ob
tain the aid of the general public in find
ing the Princess, and. because the court
fiction that she preferred to remain in
retirement at Salzburg rather than to
return to her husband and children sit
Dresden cannot longer be maintained.
FITS OF NERVOUSNESS.
Accompanied by the Crown Prince.; the
Princess? went to the castle of Emperor
Francis Joseph, near Salzburg, a month
agfc A week after their arrival at the
castle, the Prince broke his leg while
hunting, and was brought back to Dres- I
•den. The Princes, however, remained
at the castle. "Why sh^ did so th? peo
ple of the court did not know, except
that." with' gloomy tenacity; :trie Princess;
usually does- what she pleases. For a
little while this explanation sufficed, then
fragments of gossip began to reach Dres
den It was said that, the Princess had
surrendered herself to periods of nervous
excitement. : and that her eccentricities
of deportment caused much concern to
her suite and to her Austrian kinsfolk,
who were staying in the castle with her.
It is now. -believed, that she was minor
surveilence. and if this is true, it makes
her disappearance more extraordinary.
THE DISAPPEARANCE.
The narrative of events at Salzburg du
ring the night of December 11-12. as re
ported in. Dresden, is that the Princess,
who appeared to be in a more than tran
quil mood, retired before 12 o'clock. Three
hours later, when a maid looked into the
royal .hed-chamber, something in the ap
pearance of the bed prompted ncr to go
closer and examine it. Instead of the
Princess, tne maid preceived a dummy
figure. She' wakened the lady in waiting,
and the latter, with other members of
the Princess's suite, searched alt the
neighboring apartments, then the entire
castle, and finally the grounds of thu
castle, for the Princess, but no trace of
the missing woman was found.
At dawn the police of Salzburg %vere in
formed of the disappearance, and in
quiries were made throughout the whole'
countryside, but with no tangible result.
A number of what had seemed to be
traces of the Princess were shown to be"
without foundation upon careful ex
amination by the police. The enquiry,
by the end of that day had extended to
all parts of the Kingdom 'of Saxony,
and on authority from Dresden, by the
end of the second day to all of Europe.
THEORI" OF SL'ICIDK.
The theory of suicide was suggestetl."
and a fruitless search for the Princess's
body was mad-e. All the ponds and other
places of water in the vicinity of the
castle have been; dragged without result.
The disappearance ;of the ; Princess
doubtless " will -cause the circulation of
many stories. It Is already related that
j she eloped, but inquiries have brought out
nothing to substantiate or support this
statement..
Prince Fredrich August, Crown Prince
of Saxony, married November 21. IS!)!, the
Princess Louise, of Tuscany. The couple
j have live children. . :
SMraCUUSLETTERS
(CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
bring me three Dolls and a carriage and
a "Ued stead and ;i baby laying in it and
candy and nuts and every sing you can
bring. T live with; my Pa Pa. and Marama
at No 217 west Cary -sUMet. Your Dear
little girl GRACE HARGROVE.
Dear Santa Claus, — Please brins me :i
velocipede, plenty of fireworks, some nuts
and candy, ' cause.', l save my money and
try to foe a good boy. 1
Your little boy.
CLINTON CHILDRF.SS.
j2BX'ohny;St.'. Fulton.
S UNDAYSCHbOt CELEBRATION
Kairroount BnplUt Cliuro:i T.VIII CVlc
. l>rate Christmas Xlciht.
The annual Christmas Celebration of the
Fairniount Baptist Sunday school will
take place Christmas night. All living
in the community are invited to be pres
ent. - '-'■''''" ' . ■ ' ■ . ■ . ■ . . ■ -
Dr. John Hannon ;will lecture at this
church on Friday night, the 26th instant;
on the subject, "Dynamite." t ..-"■.*
CREDITORS VS.SCOW.
A Cn.«o Arßned tn "the I'nitrit Stnto«
- District Court.
The case of Mayor & Co. 'against tloat
ing scow. Justin McCarthy' owner, was
argued before! Judge: "SVaddiir in the
United States District* Court by ; E dwards
iindv Kelly, .representing Richmond «nd
AVest Point creditors,-; and. Harry *K. Wol
oott.: of Wolcott & Ga?eJ of Norfolk. ; rep
l-esentlnK :theiscow^ The :scow was used '
at West Posn t V by ■: McCarthy,* '■■-■ who r was
bulldinp: ; a dyke. =v - McCarthy. Trent 'to In^
land and the creditors}levied onthe scowv
which is valued . at .' several ■■■ thouaand ; dol
lars. ; The point at' issue is. whet her! the
' seovr, :, oa n'; be .. a t ta clred ' : for i MeCarthv'si
% debts.".; The court to^jk; the Diatter" under,
advlseme-nt. ..../;.. ..';■; 'IV ■ .':. '-' V \,-*;; j-lS^'f
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Popular Prices
are onr inducements to one;
and all. Christmas bnyinsp
at onr storo results in tho
delight of. the folks at home.
"We pxit at your disfjosal ap
propriate gilts for eTery
member of your family. Wei
insure you a saving of tima
and "worry in selection and
a merry money-saving;
Christma?.
Open Evenings Until 10 P. BL
Kohler,
JEWELLER.
209 E Broad St.
Old ' Phone 2643-
I Christmas |-j
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I Everett Waddey Co.'s. |.
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I : ' u p ■■■:' ■• : ■'■-. y. %
%' Wonderful values in Fan-..* I
% cy Boxes of Writing Paper, i
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$.- ■- '•■.■:■ ■ ■'• ■ ■ % .
',~l form, from 15c. up. ,s> .
4 Leather Goods of every <}>
% description — Pockethooks, .* -
t Card -Cases. Wrist -Bags, £ -
'J ■■" Writing ,' Portfolios. Desk' ,;|-:
4; Pads and the like— hand-, £j
.4; some; but marked low. :^»t
't Kurd's Holiday Boxes of \&&
4 Writing Paper ; most suit- : 'X
'.1. able gifts: exquisite in de- <*'
T sign: worth a trip to oiiy ;^
■•■ store to see. the line. . ;•'
;|/ The largest assortment of "X "
I ' 4. Fancy Inkstands, Paper/:* \
: % Weights. Ash Trays, Papcr>^l
'•'£ Cutters 'and the like in the^^j
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■|' designs not to be found else- 4;
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. ..-. =. other treatmej;! retjnir«t3|S^S
SOLO »V ALL DRUGCI3X*. ;■
I Jka^JfJkrtlfoiraau' :
8 Brushes, ;_Combs and Mirrors at K
?c Lunwden'sT are. works -or art— . ■
X■' prices ■ ''that- mak'? them * popular ;v
S> Xmas Gtft»: . : ;
<> T3l 3lala Strteet. - - :
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hf\d on the evoninjt ?. i>C . t'n»' last ; da'y|,QfL|
th« year «t Centenary, Methodist; chvu?cft»s
ThejMethodist'TchurchisioJjfthft^citjrst^ltff
unite in^thJs service. Tftifc servtceinirtUsb^
ginvat;» ; o*clock^SThe Rev. J<;: B^^BeUj^
of Clay-Streets :vtl\\ "l preach j tho^ senno^S
it r.d ': DtA W. iVr".Tudor; v? jn ? l«»d itn i a jlov-ffl
feast, -m Bishop 4<Jrunbery VwUS adialnlalifrs
th« Lord's Supp*r. . V^ ."•. "• :
On : Chr!stmas-Day a union servtc«*wtlH
| ha iheW: al"Parfe-Place;-: and 1 th« jße^gfra
H.; Bennett A ]servtcei%st|a
ljeheld atTrrnlty.vwhereVpr. H. E;?John^|
son will ..preach. . -
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; heir ? Christmas haslcets >W«<lnesdi(K?v ?JSp3
: coatributlonsf may i «m t I*tt I *t
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