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; ' v '" '^"'^Tife'iil^g^'''"" 1 '^' SOCIETY IN RICHMOND Brilliant German Given New Year's Day. DANCERS' CHMSTMAS TEEE Richmond Club Host at Enjoyable Function--Annual Board Meeting of Home for Confederate Women--New Year's Keception Given by the Jjefferson Club. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Scott Hosts. Spec 111 to Tha W a s h i n g t o n Post. R i c h m o n d , Va., Jan. U. --New Year's Day was marked by a brilliant german In Masonic TrmpU-. given by i h e Richmond German club. A i f - a t u r e of the occasion was a largo C h r i s t m a s tree which contained sifts for all of the dancer^ Col. Joa Lane Stein Icid the german with Miss Pago Aytt-11 Royal!, a debutante of this season. Among thoso in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Ihoiras Boiling. Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart Bry.-tn, Mrs. Jam?B W. Allison, Mr. and Jirs Joseph E. Willard. Mr. and MrB. W. S. P. Mayo. Mr. and Mrs. J. Jordan Leake. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson Carter. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pott.i, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frazier. Hon. and Mrs. Henry '. S t u a r t , Mr a n d Mr.-i. George Cole Scott, Mr. and Mrs. C. i: S m i t h . Mr. and Mrs. John K, Brunch. Mr and Mrs Eppa H u n t o n . J r . , Mr. and Mrs. A r t h u r Glasgow. Mr. and Mrs. Asnton Starite, Mr. anil Mr.--, rftuart Hume. Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Carrington. Mr and Mrs. Joel Pei-rin, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. lie T r c v U l e , Mr and Mrs. Egbert Leigh, Mr. and Mrs. A r t h u r Mayo. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Palm- f-r, J u d g a and Mrs. P.. f a r t e r ^ c o t t , Mr. and Mrs. K. .f. W i l l i s . Mr. and M r s . U. T. Wll«on, Mr. ind Mrs. H a r d i n B i u u l e y , Mr. and Mrs. Adotpnu.} B l a f r . Mr. and Mrs. Gccrgc Seay. Mr. and Mrs. James T. R u t h e r f o r d . -M-. anil Mrs. Garrett B. Wall, Mr. »ni! Mrs. Peiham Blackford. Ml=i3 Louise E. ?.Ic- ^4ams. M t f 3 Lod^e, of Massachusetts, Miss Cora Vounser. Miss r n j u h a - L . Miss G r a y , Mips Scott, ilirs O a v t n p o r t , Mis-; I'razier, M|BS Hebbard. Miss G r a n t , Migs J l o b r o a , Miss Leary. iliss Baylor, MIES Williams. Miss H o y k l n , Miss Oaterloh, Miss R o b Ins. Mis.j W a r w U t c . Miss Ross, Miss Gordon, Miss t-B-ucasUT. Miss M o r g a n . Messrs, J. R. J. Ander- foa, Ch.-irlea J. Anderson, A. D. Williams. Archer Ar.derson. Jr . J L. A n t r i m , C. B. A n t r i m , J. T. Anderson, nils II Al.'ricnd, J o n a t h a n Bryan. C. W. Kroner], I ' h a r l e s Brui-e, G o d w i n Boykin. W. .O. Gordon, L. W. Broader, \V. Harrison Blair, A. J. Bat- lie, Pnrc-y S. boshcr. J. R. A. Bruce, p. B. Blank- » n i h l p , i'. St. George Cooke, H. W. Cooke. John C u r r i a , O. M. Gurrie, H. p. Carrlngton. W. B. ruibornc. R. F. Campbell. U. G. Cabell. Georpe f. C h r i s t i a n , G i d e o n Daver.yort. H. Wathins Eller- »on, W. O. Fergusson, Beyoriv Floet, George C. Gregory, J. T. Craves, J. p. George, M. De C. Hobson, ,Gesner Harrison, E. D, liar-, ie, W. C. Johnston, c. C. Jones, O. r,. Kean. David H. Leake. Stuart C 1 . Leuke. J. P. Lea, J. P. Leary, E. ' . Mayo, A. r; M c K e n n y . E. O. Mcfabe. KIrkwood M i t c h e l l . Tnomas McAdams, Dr. Stuart N'. Mii h a u x , -\v. C. N o l a n u . George M. Reid. John Ruth- ·rtord. K. W. Scarborough. W. A. Smith, John. C WUk«r. E. V. W i l l i a m s , \V. Ormond Young. Much interest was manifested at tho an- n u a l meeting- of the ho-ml of man.-Ls-ers of the Home for Xeedy Confederate Women w h i c h was held Thursday a t noon. The Institution beg-an the new year entirely free of indebtedness, the lasi outstanding b i l l a m o u n t i n g to $600, having been paid last wefik. During the last, eighteen m o n t h s the ladies have raised $4,000. The lUk\vlng officers were elected for the en- M i i n g vear: Honorary president, Mrs. A l a r y PustL" Lee; president, Mrs. Andrew J;:ek-on M'-nta4ruf-: first v i c e president, Mrs. W i l l i a m Grat-mo Harvc-y; recording- M V - r o t a r y . M3. Kitg-ene H. Clowes; treas- n r ' - r , 3Irs. E m a r m r l Raab, and ccrrespond: i , £ r s e c r e t n r y . Miss Pearl Bodeker. Mrs. ' h . ; i r ; ^ s Tallaferro, Mrs. A r t h u r I.efroy, :,;. ./. A r c h e r Coke, and Mrs. Eddenton w , i» c i e i . - t f i l :if w members. The home has i ' . \ f f-ndowod rooms and has recently been j i i i t ir» thorough repair. Much resrret was expressed at the resignation of Mrs. A. 3. . ! · ! · - , w h o has nekl the position of treas- t rr--. i n ; - · the boarjl was organized, arid w h » u . i s forced by ill health to give up I.-T .lutk-.-:. Oi:.- of the Imjiilsomt-st encoi-tiUnments f i : the week was the New Year reception dance of t h e Jefferson 'Club. The e v e r i i n f c wrus opened with a vaudeville per- fnrrruanre by a r t i s t s f r o m New York. IJBL- I..T an elcg-ant supper was served and this !'o!lw"d by cianoinjj. Some of those p r e s e n t wi-re: Kabbi and Mrs. Edward X. C-ilJseh, Mr2. S-am Cohen. Mr. and Mrs. CUronco Nulhiser. Mr. and Mrs. Etmanuel J t a . i b . Mr. anrl Mrs. J. L,. Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Levy, Mis* Miriam Milhiser, M:sa T h a l h l m e r , Mr. and Mrs. J u l i u s Strauss. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schloss, Mr. a::x3 Mre. C. L. Ounst. Air. and Mrs. Lee Sycle, Dr. u n d Mrs. La-benburg, Mr. and ilrs. E. Cnnstine, Mrs. R. C. Nelson, Mr. and Mis). Philip Whitlck, Mr. and Mrs. Moses May, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Block, Thei society contingent of Richmond tvas mtu-h in evidence at the tea which ·was given Thursday a f t e r n o o n , from 5 to T o'clock, by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. The officers and members of the association who assisted in receiving were Mrs. Joseph Bryan, Mrs. J. Taylor Kllyson, Mrs. K. V. V a l e n t i n e , Mrs. K. R. Ball, Mrs. \\~. T. Robins, Mrs. W. R. Cox, Mrs. J. B.-Lighuoot, Mrs. J. Caskle Cabell, Mra.C. \V. P. Brork, and Mrs. A. J. Montague. AL a recent meeting jj the A. P. V. A. Lieut. Gov.-elect J. Taylor Ellyson was elected a member otf the advisory board. One of the most delightful juvenile parties tif the week was given 'by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Powell, in honor of their k i t t l e du-usnter, Kdna Elizabeth Po-well, Tuesday evt-iiJng:. The invited quests were Misses Jiorothy Southland, of Springfield, Mass.; Lois Miirtin, Thelma Ellett, Bertdee Martin, Km-rna Southull, Elizabeth Flippen, Mary Williams, Dora Hetzer, Mamie S m i t h , Margaret Semmes, Prua Hidout. Kllzubeth Coles, EWaabeth Wat- eon, O a r n e t t Kracke, Virginia Bennett, Klizabe'th Webb, A U a Bryant, and Masters ICarl Brown, Bernard Martin, Barti e t t EVwvll, Frank Yowe-11, FVank Jenks, ' T l o r n t k ' Yarbrough. H e n r y Hetzer, ~W~ert "U'ade, Blair N o r t h e r n , Hurry Lee Watson. i u y Brothers. Carl and Garland Alfriend, Charles Meyers, James Bryant, and John .Rennet t. Hiss K m m a Morehead WhUfield grave a, h i g M y ir.terest'l'.is l r - i - t u r e on "Mural J ' . i i n t i r . i f ' before trie Woman's Club Monday a f t e r n o o n . T n - sjuests of the club w e r e Mrs. Thexior" W h i t n e J d . Mrs. f}exr§-e W M t f t e l d , Mrs. James T. Hill, Miss l l a r r l o t t e Lee Taliat'erro. and Mrs. Rri-Xjke Ryrd, of Oloueester County. Coffee was served by Miss A n n o Elizabeth M o o r e ana t;-a WHS poured by Mrs. D. T. " W i l l i a m s . M.Muiiiy a f t e r n o o n Mrs. Helen \Vc.l. .-.f Washing-ton, w.i: lecture before t : . t c l u b and \ v i l ! he accompanied on the \ i - l : t i by Miss Kob.-rta Zimmerman Allen, i r \ V a s i j i r . i r t o r . , f o r m e r l y o f t h i s city. Mr. a n d M r s . George Cole Soott gave a v - r y i - r j o a b l e h u n t b r e a k f a s t last Satu r d a y . T k f i r g-u'-sts i n c l u d e d Mr. and Mrs. 1-'. W. S^-ott. Miss Frances Scott, Mr. nnd; Mr*. J o h n Stewart Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. K. W. C m - i s t i a n , Mr. and Mrs. And r e w Christian, Mr. and Mrs. Georg-e Seay. Mr. and Mrs. A r t h u r G-lasgmv. of London, ling-land: Mrs. J o n n K. Branch. Mrs. T. \VllUam Pem'be.rton. Mrs. Henry Taylor, Mrs. Adolph Osterloh, Miss Helen C n r i s t i a n . the Rev. E)r. Forsythe, Dr. J o s e p h A. W h i t e , W. Ormond Young. J. B a r t o n Payne. Dr. Robert C. Payne, Legh R. Page, A. S. Buford. A reception and dance were glve'n by the Hermitage Gkilf Club Xew Year's evening. The club was beautifully decorated, w i t h Christm-as greens and American Beauty roses. The receiving party included Mr. and Mrs. John A. Coke, jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Giilis, Mr. and Mrs. S t u a r t Jones, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rutherfoord, Mr. and Ma-s. A r t h u r 1'. "Wllmer. and Miss Daisy Wilmer. Mrs. Frank A n t h o n y Walks has ret u r n e d to her home in Norfolk after spending- the holidays with Judge and Mrs. John Dew, in this city. Miss M i n n i e Archer was the guest of lionor at a tea last week given by Mrs. 'William W. Archer. Those present were Misses Emrnn Conquest, fanny Scott, Elizabeth Bentley, Oterlotrte Meade. ( Elizabeth Wlnn, Qrae* Perkins, Isabella j .Carter. Zaldee Brantfti, Archer; Joj-nes, Ophelia Minor, Janle Borel-waDevCharlotte BemlsB, Delia Davenport. Mafjr Tompklns. Mary SmitH v Mary MeCAW. .Phoebe Sat- terfleld, Anne RoyaJl, Camilla Wellford, Mary and Bd-mond Lancaster, Emily Clarke, and Martha Purcell. The Tuesday German Club will give its next dance on Monday even-insr. January 8, instead of on Tuesday evening, January 9. The succeeding cotillions will be given on Tuesday evenings, as usual. Mrs. M. C. Patterson entertained Thursday afternoon In honor of Richard W. Brooke, of Washington, vice president of "the Corcoran School of. Art, Mr. Brooke came to Richmond to lecture before the Art Club of Richmond, Thursday evening. j ! · Miss Helen Stevens will leave about the middle of the month to visit Mrs. j ; Foster Thomas In Louisville. Ky. I Miss Margaret Dandrldge Williams left Wednesday to visit relatives in Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Houston are spending the winter in Richmond. Miss Evelyn Hill, of Suffolk, gave a charming d i n n e r Monday nlsrht at the Nansernond. Miss Caroline Boykin and her guest, Miss Nellie Crutohfleld, of this city, were among those present. . Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Henderson Mon- tag-ue tiave returned from their bridal trip and are domiciled at 811 West Franklin street. Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Miss Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Henry, of Philadelphia, to R. Emmett Daffron,'formerly of this cky. The ceremony swill take place January 16, in St. Teresa's Church, at 5:30. o'clock In tiie afternoon. A reception at the bride's home will follow the marriage. Mrs. D u n n and Miss Anna Dunn, who have been the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Meyer Eckenrode in Fredericksburg, have returned to Richmond. Miss Ellen Guigon, who has been visiting- friends in this city, has returned to her home in Staunton. Miss Mattie Fredway is the gnest of friends in Danville. Mrs. Julius Baurngarten, of Washington, D. C., Is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Straus, at 102 West Clay street, and will be pleased to see her friends. Her "at homes" In Washington are temporarily suspended. Miss Withers Wright will spend some days with her aunt, Mrs. H. H. Genge, in Monument avenue, before returning to "Huntsman's Rest," the home of her grandmother, in Orange County. Miss Davenport, who has been spending some time with Miss Rosalie Rutherford ait Roland Park, Bai-ttmore, -has returned to her home In this city. Lieut. Edward Raynesforth MoCabe, who spent the holidays "with Col. and Mrs. Gordon McCabe, has left for Fort Leavenworth, where he IS stationed. Miss Sara Winder spent a portion of the week in King and Queen County, where she attended the Read-Taylor wedding. Miss Katherine Copeland was the hostess at a tea Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Benehan Cameron spent Christmas with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Mayo, in t-heilr country home, "Powhatan," in Clarke County. LUCY GLAIR ATlviNSOX. ACTION TO BE POSTPONED No Moye" in Yerkes Will Matter for the Present Some of the-^oibles of Miss Grigsby--A Story from Her Birthplace--Miss Yerkes on Way Home. D. A. R. Reception in New York. Special to The Washington Post. New York, Jan. 6.--Tihe reception today by New York Chapter, D. A. R., in hxxn-or of the 'president g-en^ral, Mrs. Don- al-cl M-tflvean, "was OTH of Ghe most elegant affairs of the kind ever given by t'.ie New York Chapter. The guest of honor was Gen. Hora.ce Porter, wiho made a pa- ·tni-o-tlc address. Geii. Miles followed j n a short speech, and tihen M.ns. McLean sroke. The "Star Spangled Banner" -was followed by some selections from M-iss Mai Robinson, assisted "toy Mr. Phlll; Band Will Give)a Ball. The Naval Gun Ftictocj*- Machinists' Band will give a grand cornfj'lmcntary ball at the navy yard\next Thursday evening 1 . They will also g*«a_^b- dance at the National Rifles' Armory Hall on the evening of January 16. On last Tuesday evening- the folloTv-ing' officers wore elected: President, S. G. .McAlister; leader and manager, J. G. Moody; assistant leader, F. D. Teffeau; treasurer, F. A. Gilmore; secretary, J. O. Montague. Collector for Smith Estate. , William E. Ambrose was yesterday appointed collector of the estate of Qharles H. Smi'th, the Treasury clerk who wa« I found tiead eat h-j-s d«sk In 'the department j Friday last. The action of the oourt was j bttsed on a petimlon of the -widow, Malvlna W. Smitih. who stated tluai all her Ciua- bajvd's ·were locked up to 'Ills desk at the department and aha feared -tihey might be lost. Tile oolleetor's band was fixed at $4,000. To Consider Important Matters. The January mooting- of the executive committee of the District Christian Endeavor Union will be held Monday, at 8 p. m., in the assembly hall of the new building of the Y. M. C. A. Matters In connection with the quarter-century memorial will be considered. What Sulphur Does For the Human Body in Health and Disease. The mention of sulphur will recall to many of us the early days when our mothers and grandmothers gave us om- daily dose of sulphur and molasses every spring and fall. It was the universal spring and fall "blood purifier," tonic, and cure-all, and mind you, this old-fashioned remedy was not without merit. The Idea was good, but the remedy was crude and unpaltLtable, and a large quantity had to be taken to get any effect. Nowaday? we set all the beneficial effects of s u l p h u r in a palatable, concentrated form, so that u, single grain is far more effective than a tablespoonful of the crude sulphur. In recent years research and experiment have proven that the best sulphur for m e d i c i n a l use !B that obtained from Calcium (Calcium Sulphide) and sold in drua stores under the name of Stuart's Calcium Wafers. They are small chocolate-coated pellets and contain the active medicinal principle of sulphur in a highly concentrated, effective form. Few people are aware of the value of this form of sulphur in restoring and n.aintalnfii}? bodily vigor and health; sulphur acts directly on the liver, and excretory organs, and purifies and enriches the blood by the prompt elimination of waste material. Our grandmothers knew this when they dosed us with sulphur and molasses every spring and fall, but the brudity and imp u r i t y of ordinary flowers of sulphur wore often worse than the disease, and cannpt compare with the modern concentrated preparations of sulphur, of which. Stuarf q Calcium Wafers is undoubtedly the best and most widely used. They are the natural antidote for liver and kidney troubles and cure constipation nnd purify the blood iri a way that often surprises patient and physician alike. Dr. R. M. Wilklns while experimenting with sulphur remedies soon found that the sulphur from Calcium was superior to any other form. He says: "For liver, kidney, and blood troubles, especially wheu resulting from constipation or malaria, I have been surprised at the results obtained from Stuart's Calcium Wafers. In patients suffering from bolls and pimples and even deep-seated carbuncles, I have repeatedly seen them dry up ami disappear in four or flve days, leaving the skin clear and smooth. Although Stuart's Calcium Wafers Is a proprietary article, and sold by druggists, and for that reason tn-booed by manv phvsicians. y»t I know of nothing so safe and reliable for constipation, livw, - and- kidney troubles, and especially in all, forms of skin disease as this remedy." At any rate, people who are tired of pills, cathartics, and so-called blood "purl- fiefs," will'find In Stuart's:Calcium Wafers a far safer, more palatable, and effective preparation. From the New York World Until the lawyers for the widow of Charles T. Yerkes offer the dead millionaire's published will for probate at Chicago there will be no sensational developments. But there is no doubt that prominent men in this city, closely associated with Yerkes during the closing years of his . life, are planning: a -legal campaign to j compel the recognition of the later will, dictated by the milllorfaire on his deathbed in ihe Waldorf-Astoria, it was practically agreed yesterday by the lawyers ; retained to conduct the fight that no move ; be made until the true value of the Yerkes estate can be learned. , I If it be discovered, as many believe, that Mr. Yerkes, while abroad last summer, distributed the bulk of his vast estate by deeds of gift, there will be no contest. Should an Knglish will make its appearance, the situation will be completely changed and the battle' will then be waged along new lines. It Is said that the deathbed will was dictated by th*s dying man, and that two men who wert constantly at his bedside stand ready to bear witness to the facts. A friend of Emilie Grigsby's said yesterday that she was in the sick room during: part of the conference between Mr. Yerkes and his lawyer over the details of the new will. Many believe that Ethel Yerkes, the niece upon whom Mr. Yerkes lavished poems and wbo 5s now en route from Dresden to this city, is the custodian of still another will. Mrs. Edwin T. Osbalderston, of 7 West Sixty-third street, has three daughters who were schoolmates and close friends of Ethel Yerfces up to the time of her sudden departure lor Europe under the protection of Charles T. Yerkes. "Ethel Yerkes lived with her mother next door to us, at 6 West Sixty-third, street," said tMr. Osbalderston. ''She was a beautiful child, petite, plump, and forever smiling. Her picture published in the World of Thursday was a perfect likeness. Her mother was seemingly In humble circumstances and had one boarder, an old gentleman. It was understood among? the neighbors that the revenue from, the one boarder kept the little family. "My three girls and Ethel Yerkes attended the Eighty-fourth street public school until Mrs. Yerkes, alarmed at an outbreak of measles among the pupils, removed her daughter to,a convent school. A few months later Ethel want on the stage. Her first engagement was with Nat Goodwin in a revival of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' She was in the chorus. "Later she made arrangements to join a traveling company, and her costumes were ordered. But suddenly tho rich uncle, Charles T. Yerkes, appeared on the scene andi everything was changed. One morning- about a year ago Mrs, Yerkes stopped me in the street and said: " 'The rich Mr. Yerkes has been coax- Ing- me for two hours to let him take Ethel to Eiurope. He objects to a theatrical career.' "Of course, Mrs. Yerkes consented, and the family vanished. I saw Mrs. Yerkes once after that at the Hotel Marie Antoinette. She was gorgeously dressel and surrounded -by every luxury. She sa'd Ethel was stilf in Eiurope." Ethel's mother was known in the neighborhood as Mrs. Ida Yerkes, a widow. ETHEL YERKES SAILS. Said to Be Unaware of Bequest from Her : Grand Uncle. London. Cor. Ne^ Yodt AtanrUm. _ . . Miss-Ethel -Yerkes, graJidnieoe of the late Charles T. Yerkes, who,. with her mother, Mrs. Ida Yerkes, has sailed for New York on the steamship Amerlka, is not in possession of the facts in connection with the millionaire's will. She told friends before leaving Dresden that she feared st\es had been forgotten in the testament, although Mr. Yerkes had promised to provide for her for life. She also said she might have to return to the New York chorus, where Mr. Yerkes found her a year ago, and took her and her mother to Germany for musical education. Friends here with whom Mr. Yerkes discussed his personal affairs say there is no will excepting one dated January, 1905. This contained one codicil, which the testator added while ill in the Hotel Savoy here last summer. He had a delusion that his valet, Arnold Held, was trying to j injure him, It is said. His intimates tried i to remove the impression vainly, and he added the codicil, revoking a bequest of $5,000 to Held. "*" The signature was witnessed by a lawyer and a nurse, but not by Emilie Grlgs- by. When convalescent Yerkes realized his Injustice to Held, and restored the bequest. Dr. Sylvester Willard, the American physician who prolonged the magnate's life, says Mr. Yerkes did not draw any will since January, 190B, and the only change made was the codicil mentioned. One of Mr. Yerkas' friends is said to have declared that the man's illness left a lesion on his brain. If a will dated later than January, 1905, is found, this -would be an important fact in a contest. Yerkea IB said to have often asserted he would treat Ethel Yerkes as If she were his own Daughter. EMILY FROM KENTUCKY. A Graduate of Nazareth, and Facts of Her Mother's Double Life Kept from Her. Winchester (Ky.) Cor. Lout^Ille Post. Emily Grigsby, who has caused such a scandal in New York because 'of her relations with the late street-car magnate, Charles T. Yerkes, was In her youthful days a resident of this city, her parents living here for many years. Her father, the late Col. Louis Braxton Grigsby, was the son of L. Kemp Grigsby, a wealthy farmer and trader of this county. Hia house is still standing-, and It is said the cellars were fitted as dungeons, in which negroes were kept until enough were gathered up to make profitable'a trip South, where they were sold. The older negroes believe that the clanking of chains and the groans of negroes can still bo heard on the dark of the moon in these dungeons. Mr. Qrlg-sby was drowned in Red River, near Shreveport, La., where he had a plantation, leaving his children about $50,000 apiece. The son, Braxton, was a graduate of Bethany College, W. Va., had studied law, which, together with his fortune and a natural comeliness, made him one of the most popular beaus of his day. A few years before the civil war he married the beautiful and accomplished Sue Burbridge. . ' She was- the granddaughter of Kentucky's war governor, James F. Robinson, on her mother's aide, and on her father's sldft the ritsc,e of Gen. S. B. Burbridge, of the Federal army. She was brought up in wealth ajjfl refinement. Her father dying, her mother some time afterward, married Maj. W. F. Downey, of this city, :of the law firm of Houston . Downey, lawyers of more than Statewide .reputation. After the death of Maj. Dbwney, his widow, Emily Downey, married. Hamilton Busby, the editor of a publication In New York City devoted to racing int'ere'sts. Miss Grigsby is named Emily Busby, after her grandmother. Upon Mrs. Burbridge's marriage to Maj. Downey, 'she came to Winchester to live, .her ' daughter Sue accompanying her, wherei Oi-Jjraby met her. The^ GriEgaby-Burtoridse wedding- -was the largest that had graced this city up to that time. The war came on, and Grigsby. wealthy, and ambitious, became i a -leading spirit, organizing the Twenty- fourth Kentucky Infantry, United States Volunteers,- in Bath and Montgomery counties, of which 'he Was elected colonel. J. Smith Hurt, who recently died in Mount Sterling-, Was lieutenant colonel; W. Haley Smith, wiajor, . and , John. A. .Joyce, of Washington, at" one time ffcmoua becauae of his connection with the Missouri troubles during Grant's administration, was adjutant. The regiment had a good record, during the war, winning renown for itself at Bhiloh. In, 1S6S, Col. Grigsby resigned and came home to enter politics, being a war hero and a fluent siealter. He was defeated tor the legislature in this, Clark County, and settled down to tne practice 01 his profession. Law was slow, and, having a lurge lortune to handle, he purcnasea a half interest in the Pnoeiiix Jrioiei, in Lexington, and his wife's kinsman. Gen. J. F. liobinson, purchased the other half. The firm of Robinson Qrigsby finally failed, and C'ol. Grigsby returned, once more to the practice of law In Winchester. Their residence in Lexington had whetted their previously acquired luxurious tastes,- and, deprived o£ his fortune, they soon, found it impossible to remain in Winchester. He was elected city attorney for on« or two terms, but finally decided to seek larger fields. Accordingly, in 1S77, the family moyed to Denver, Colo., There the colonel died, and 'his widow straightway returned to this oily. Shortly after her return it was learned that she had led a double life in Denver, whereupgn she left her husband's people and repaired to Cincinnati, where he'r life has been tnade public. Her daughter Emily was educated at Nazareth Convent School, at BardstoWn, and B.he was then sent to Europe. The knowledge of her mother's conduct was kept -.from her. The other child, a son, \vas named for his father and was well educated and kept from all knowledge of his mother's position. He served gallantly in the Rough Riders in CTuba. ETHEL A CHARMING GIBL. Emilie Grigsby Had Many Foibles--Never Seen with Mr. Yerkes. From the New York American. Since last spring Miss Yerkes and her mother have been in Dresden. The daughter was completing her musical education in the Dresden Conservatory of Music. Before jroinig abroad they lived in a modest little flat at 5 West Sixty-third street. Ethel Yerkes attended the West Fifty-fourth street public school, and also attended a school In conection with the Conve-nt of the Holy Angels, in Port I^ee. Then she went upon the stage, and last spring Mr. Yerkes persuaded her mother to allow him to take her to Dresden, where she has since remained. Ethol Yerkes became intimate with the three daughters of Dr. Edward T. Os- baldeston, of 7 West Sixty-third street. Their names a,ro Ethel, Gerievieve, and Normandle. Mrs. OsbaMeston told an American reporter last night that she had known Mrs. "Yerkes and her daughter Ethel for six years, and that they had frequently spoken of the traction, promoter as their relative. "Ethel Yerkes," she said, "was a charming girl. She cannot be more than seventeen years of age now. Her mother always spoke as though she was a widow, but we here in the 'neighborhood knew that her husband was Hvlnfr. I* was while l i t t l e Ethel -was in the chorus of John Drew's company that "her rich uncle,' as she put it, came upon the scene. "Last spring Mrs. Yerkes shipped her furn-lture to a storage house, and she Invited me to caH and see her at the Marie Antoinette Hotel, -where she claimed to be living in luxury. Mrs. Yerkes told me that Ethel's uncle "bad taken an interest in the girl, and that she -was then living with him in his Fi-fth avenue mansion. Mr. Yerkes' wife objected, and it was then that he took Ethel and her mother to "Europe. The story of the determined fig'ht for social recognition made toy Emilie Grigsby, the Kentucky girl who was the protege "of Charle.s T. X er kes, her momentary successes, and the final end of her struggles, .was told to the American last night by a well-known society woman, who for a short time was her sponsor after her (introduction to certain members of New YorK society by Mr. Yerkes. This woman was the first society friend of the daughter of Sue Grigsby, and intro-_ duced her to many persons of social prominence. It -was at the request of her husband, a business associate of the traction magnate, that she assumed the task. "I had been married only a short time," she said, "when my husband began to invite- Miss 'Grigsby to our house. Mr. Yerkes usually earne with her. My husband (had known her before we were married, and 1 though I did not fancy her from the first, I said nothing, os I did not want to put myself in the position of a jealous wife. . · "Miss Grigsby gave many little affairs In her apartment at the Grenoble, and there were always present some of the most prominent people in New York. Mr. Yerkes was always present, but it struck me as rather strange that MVs. Yerkes was never with him. "Miss Grigsby told me that her father and Mr. Yerkes were boys together, and for that reason he had taken an interest in her affairs. She said that her grandmother left her $50,000 and that Mr. Yerkes had invested this money in Chicago trac-' tion stocks for -her to such good advantage that she was able to live off the income. "All the men defended. Miss Grigsby in spite of the stories told, and the women for a while accepted the situation. My husband was like all the rest. "She seemed to have an unlimited bank account and always paid her bills in checks. She had her own name engraved on her checks. Shortly after I met her she suddenly acquired a mania for costly and | rare antiques. I was with her one day when she bought a tiny little snuff box and gave a check for rTflO. She laughed When I remarked that it seemed a good deal of money to spend for a trifle when one only had an income from $50,000. "As 1 have said, Mr. Yerkes was always present at the little entertain- m e n t s w h i c h she gave, but the ,thing I disliked most was the way she treated her mother. She never introduced her to strangers, aTid when people called it always happened that her mother was out. The mother was always kept in the background. "I met Mrs. Yerkea several times, and though I visited the Yerkes home, I never met his ward. Miss Grlgrsby, there. ' "After Miss Grigsby was installed in her Park avenue home I visited her only once. That house was very similar to Mr. Yerkes' home, and I felt sure that some of the paintings and antiques there had been taken from his home. Though her brother Braxton lived with Miss Grigsby, I met him but once. "After I saw the magnificent home which she had purchased on the income from her $50,000 investment, I told my husband that she was too clever a financier for me, and that I would not go to her house again. "I don't think any of the people who first received, her noticed Miss Grigsby after that. She was frequently seen at the opera, but no one ever went to her box. "I know the -way she -was cut must have been a very bitter blow to the ambitions of the girl, for more than anything else she longed for and struggled to gain social recognition. She was happy when for a time her desire seemed near the point of complete realization." Art Club Orders Pins. The monthly business meeting of the Columbia Heights Art Club was held on Thursday with Mrs. Clarke. Mrs. Whitall presided and reports from the various officers were heard. It -was decided to order club pins of rose gold, and Miss Annabel Foote was admitted 1 to membership. Mrs. Emerson gave a roport of the Federation of Women's Clubs, and the parliamentary drill which followed ·was led by Mrs. Stokes. Washington Delegates Named. The Washing'ton Chapter of tn« American Institute of Architects has elected the following de-legates to atbend tilie ttoirty- mmth cuw-ual convention at the New Wll- lard, begimining ito-morrow: J. C. Hom- Wower, James G. Hill, Robert Stead, and F. B. Pyle: alternajtes. J. R. Marshall, E. W. Donn, jr., W. a. Pete,r, and T. J. D. Fuitor. · WOMAN ABOUT TOWN BABY'S COMPLAINT. When T get up on Christmas day And see toy tilings I know That pa will- say--he always cl "I'll show you how they go." Then he and Uncle George turn In And wind up all the'things. And I s!t by and worry 'cause I Know they'll break the springs. Last year they did break lots of things. And my! It maJe me mad To see the way they carried on With ev-rythlng I had. They try my air gun, turn about. They try my printing press. If there was Ice Inside the house They'd try my skates, I guess. I never get a chance to play With anything I get Till afternoon because of them: It makes me tired, you bet. And all the time they maUe believe They're showing me the way To work the things. They dassent say That they just want to play. My ma, she don't so much as lay A fJnsrer on a toy. Sometimes I think it's only mas That understand a boy. * * * * "The cowboy drama seems to be the thing just now," says a Western man. "I've seen more punchers since I've been going to Eastern theaters than I've seen ·out home in years. They're dressed pretty much like the real thing, and I'm not saying that their talk is entirely unreal, but there's just one thing they don't do In the real Western way, and that one thing Is lighting a match. When a'West- ern man strikes a match he doesn't touch It to his cigar or cigarette immediately. He holds It up In the air, usually above his head, for a few seconds. You see, out West the match we usually use is the old-fashioned sulphur kind. It's the only match that can be relied on in any kind of a climate, and it's a powerful fumigator. If you get a whiff of it just after it's lighted, you don't get rid of the choking 1 sulphur fumes for an hour or so. I never knew a cowboy to carry any other kind of a match. That's where your stage cowboy goes wrong. When I see an actor hold up his match a bit before he lights his cigar, I'll know he has ideaa of the West that he didn't pick up on the Rlalto." * * · * "Another thing .about smoking on the stage," says the same man. "I saw a play not long ago with a lot of Mexicans in ' it. The villain waa a greaser cowpuncher. Now, he smoked, and he-smoked a ready-made cigarette, and he smoked it up to within an inch of the end. I suppose I've known several hundred Mexican cowboys and I never saw one of them do that. Tour real Mexican rolls his own cigarette. He takes a pinch of tobacco, rolls the paper round it, takes maybe half a dozen whiffs, and throws the thing away. He may smoke fifty cigarettes in a day, but he never smokes half of any one of them. That's another little thing your Eastern actors don't know, It seems." * * * * It is a member of Congress who tells this story of his hunting expedition somewhere In the South lately. I-Ie set off early one morning to go to an espe- peclally well recommended place three miles away across a lake, and he hired a brawny colored man to go with him. They reached the lake and loaded their skiff, "Get in," said the white man to the colored man. The colored man took his seat in the stern. "What are you sitting there for?" asked th« hunter. "Huh?" said the colored man. "Can't you row?" asked the hunter. "Who, me?" was the answer. "No, seh; I can't row." It was too late then to find another who could, so the hunter, as he felt unequal to the task of unloading the boat alone, allowed the colored man to sit ·where he was and rowed hirri"*aoi'oga~.the lake. Arrived at the other shore, /the hunter bethought him of something' he had forgotten. "By George!" he said, "we forgot the beer." "I'll go back and get It, boss," said, the colored man, eagerly. "You! Why, you can't row." "Deed I can, boss. I can row a boat as well as anybody." "But you told me you couldn't." This didn't disconcert the colored man the least bit In the world. "You didn't ask me could I row a boat," he said. "You Just asked me could I row. I certainly thought you mean ro'-- ro' like a lion, boss, and I told you no. I certainly can't ro'." * · « * It was on Christmas Eve 'that a warmhearted young man I know sat at supper In a certain popular cafe, he and another young man. His heart was warmer than usual, and the Christmas spirit of good will to all mankind completely filled him. At ». table near sat an elderly gentleman and a pretty young woman. The elderly gentleman was a person of prepossessing appearance, and no sooner did the your.g man perceive him than a desire to make friends awoke within him. Pretty girls he could see in hosts every time he went out doors,, but so wonderfully attractive an elderly gentleman is not to be mot with In several days' walk. He admired and reverenced that elderly gentleman, and a happy thought, came to him. Summoning a waiter, he filled a" glass with choice wine, placed It on a silver salver, and sent It to the old gentleman with the request that he join an admiring stranger in a Christmas toast. The elderly gentleman heard the message In silence. In silence he extracted a chunk of Ice from his glass of water, laid It carefully 011 the salver, and with a magnificently eloquent gesture, directed It to be carried to the warm-hearted young man. * » * # "I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings," said the girl In the pink hat, "but there are parts of Indiana where culture Isn't what one may call rampant. I have a cousin married and living out thera, and though I haven't seen her since ··we were six years old 1 and pulled each other's hair, I always send her a Christmas present. This year I was iri funds, so I bought for her a jardiniere. It waS a beauty, i thought she'd' keep her rubber p.ant In It, for they have rubber plants even in Brooklyn. I felt sure they'd have them in ^ndlana, and sure, too, that she'd like the gift. 8he did. She wrote right back to say so. She said: 'George is perfectly delighted with the lovely cuspidor you sent.' " * * · * "I'm. not going to be fooled this New Year's Day the way I was last year," says a young lawyer. "Last jM-ar Fred and I came downtown and decided we'd take dinner at a certain cafe, tt's one of the best in town, and It's entirely for men. The things they have there would 1 be wasted on women. Well, we" hadn't: but five dollars between, us, and the proprietor was putting on a lot of dog that day. He had everything you can think of on his bill of fare, and it wasn't marred by any vulgar setting down of prices. This worried Fred and me a little, because we weren't familiar with a lot of the dishes and we, didn't want to run in debt. We ordered a bottle of wine--the wine list 'had the prices on It--and then we picked out a familiar and economical meal. Mine was mainly turkey hash, for it stands to reason that turkey hash Isn't going to be so very expensive -within a week of Christmas. Fred ordered saddle of hare, I think. Anyway, It was something he took a long cha-nce on. My, but we wished we had money enough in our jeans just to go that bill of fare blind! Well, when we'd finished up with coffee and a liqueur we asked for our check. All on earth we had to pay for was the drinkables. The proprietor was free lunching over/body, and me eating turkey hash. You can gamble on it that I ask the waiter this year." President Accepts Invitation. President Roosevelt yesterday accepted an invitation to attend the annivdJ dinner of 'the Gridiron Club. which will be given on Saturday n-'sh't. January 27, i Fuil Dress and Tuxedo Suits for Hire. Startling Sale of Suits and Overcoats I am terribly overstocked, due to the mild weather and backward season. I ' must t u r n this i m m e n s e stock of s u i t i n g s and overcoatings i n t o cash, and at once, too. In order to make a clean sweep of this big" stock of w i n t e r fabrics I am going to make the biggest cut in price you men have ever heard of. I want t h i s week to be the biggest selling week this season, and these unheard-ol prices should certainly interest every rrnm^in town. READ THEM CAREFULLY. Men's Fine Black Thibet Suitings, Fancy Worsteds, and Mixtures, in the newest fabrics; patterns that are the cream of this season's selection, and not a pattern in the lot that isn't actually worth $16. I am going to cut you a dressy garment to your order, guaranteeing you a faultless fit and the best of workmanship, and the price to order. -50 The lot of Overcoatings consists of this season's smartest effects, in Black, Grays, and Dark Mixtures. You could not have an overcoat made from these dressy ·woolen fabrics under $18, and I ask you to make comparison before deciding. I know you will be con- vinccd that my price is the lowest. To order ......... Q -- . ft I ff « W V HORN, TAILOR, 637 F. POPE'S FRIENDSHIP FOR THE HEBRE WS. Pius X's pastoral letter to the Roman Catholic clergy and laity of Russia, warning them against countenancing in any way the persecution of the Jews, and vigorously denouncing- the outrages to which the Jews in the dominions' of the C^ar have been subjected; durihff the last few months, can. surprise no one who happens to recall the fact that wh.en still patriarcli of Venice, the present Pope had many warm friends 'among the Hebrew race. He was first brought into contact with the Jews when a parish priest at Tombola, where, during three successive summers he tutored the boy of a Jewish banker, who had his country place in the neighborhood. When transferred as rector to Salzano he became the most intimate friend of a Jewish manufacturer, Roman Jao-co, and an almost daily guest at his house. On taking up his residence at Mantua as bishop he was delighted to find his friend Jacco established there, and' became once more an habitue of his house, and when elected Pope, it was again this Jewish friend, now a senator o-f the kingdom, who drew up the message of congratulation dispatched by the authorities of the city of Mantua to its former bishop. .At Venice, too, when patriarch there, Plus mingled freely with the Jews, associating with many of them in his numerous charitable undertakings, while pome of the leading Hebrew bankers of the city did not hesitate to intrust to him the distribution of that part of their wealth which, in accordance with Mosaic commands, they were in the habu of devoting each year to good works. In fact there has never been a Pope in modern times who has manifested such good will and such friendly feeling for the J«ws, or who has taken a stronger stand against everything in the nature of anti- Semitism. Fresh causes of irritation have arisen between the courts of Berlin ajul of Carlsruhe owing to the steps which are being taken by the aged Grand Duke of Baden to recognize Count Frederick, until recently an attache of the German Embassy in London, as a prince of the blood and as such in line of succession to the crown of Baden. Count Ithena is about twenty-eight years of age and a son of Prince Charles of Baden, younger brother of the reigning grand duke by his morganatic marriage with Baroness Rosalie Beust, who on the occasion of her union to the prince in 1871 was created by the Grand Duke of Baden, her brother-in- law, a Countess of Rhena, the name and title being inherited by her son. The recognition of the count as a prince of the blood and as in the line of succession would have the effect of virtually barring- from the throne of Baden the Hohenzollerns of Sigmaringen, wlyD, failing: male Issue on the part of Prmoe Max of Baden, have next rights after him lo the grand d'ucal crown. Tounff Count Rlnena is a Lutheran, whereas the Hohen- zollerns of Sigrnaringen are Roman Catholics, and the step which the old grand duke Is contemplating is for the purpose of securing a Protestant succession and with a view of preventing any member of the Roman Catholic Church from occupying 1 his throne. Emperor vViKiam, as chief of the house of Hohenzollei-n, is naturally bound to look a f t e r its interests and to protect its rights, and id championing the cause of his cousin. Prince William of Hohenzollern, who surrendered his prospects as crown prince of Roumania arid) as adopted son of his uncle. King Charles of Roumanla, in v;c :v of bis prospect of eventually succeeding to the crown of Baden. By the family statutes of the reigning houses of Baden and of Hohenzollern, aa well as by the laws of the grand duchy of Baden, the succession, falling male issue to Prince Max, undoubtedly belongs to the Oatholic Prince William of Hohenzollern. On the other hand, it cannot be denied that the vast majority of the people of Baden, being strict L-utherans, are opposed to the idea of being governed by a Roman Catholic dynasty, and would welcome any plan by means of which such an e v e n t u a l i t y could be averted. There will, therefore, be but little difficulty about g-ett'ng- the Baden legislature to pass a law recognizing- Count Rhena as a prince of the ,.lood and as In line of succession. Mo .-cover, there la a notable precedent for the recognition of morganatic marriages us ralid in the annals of the house of Baden, for the present grand duke is the grandson of Grand Duke Charles Frederick an.i of his morganatic wife. Baroness Louise Geyer, who was created in turn Countess of Hochberg and eventually a full t l e i s e j princess of Baden by virtue of lamlly statutes and' laws of the grand duchy. If the old grand duke has his way and if the Count Rhena is recognized as a prince of Baden and as In the line of succession to the throne, the matter is certain to have an important effect upon the c! tire question of morganatic marriap a throughout continental Europe, especial!, coming as it does so soon a f t e r the d - e.ision of the highest courts in Germany In favor of the new Prince of Lippe. v.':. i was recognized as sovereign of Lippe i:i spite of the efforts to bar him from ti ., succession on the ground t h a t he was tl.-^ descendant of several morganatic a l l i - ances. There are several states in Euro;.^ where the succession to the throne woui 1 be modified in a manner satisfactory t ' ' the wishes of the people, were the issi! · of morganatic marriages to be accepted as full-fledged princes of the blood. Notably Is this the rase In W u r t e m b e r , - . where the Princess of Wales' brother, t i i Iuke. of Tock. "Would be the successor ' » '.he present King of WurtemberB in. 11.- . of the Puoman Catholic D u k e A l b e r t , .; WurtembergT, who Is cm u n f r i e n d l y tern. . witil the King- and extrem^-iy . nipop^!', · among" his f u t u r e subjects. The l u k o ' ' Teck'y f a t h e r TV*LH the -son of Prince A . - exarider of \ V u r t e m b e r g and of the H u - . - garian Countess Rheday. v,"ho was ?.M morg-anatic wife. If Count Ithena. becomes Prince of B . den and he-ir presr.impUve To the iiadr.. throne there Is no re-ason why \Vurterti ,berg should not follow s u i t ani ijrociaitn the JDuke of Teck a full-.fh'dgred i ' r m e e V v ' Wurtemberg and as next heir to the. K i n ^ of Wurtemnerg-, which he would hav-j been had his lather's birth not been mor gana.tic. Ho lias the advantage in U"! eyes of the people of Wurtenibersr 'if be!n : a. Protestant instead of a Roman ' ' a t h n l i i · . and the trifling fact that bf i.s an oftlcer of the English army is counterbalance.! by the circumstance t h a t he is a erma.'\ noble, and that his dukedom Is a Wurtem- berg one. He is married to a daughter ct the late Duke of Westminster and has lately been filling the omr.e of military attache of the British Kmbassy at Vienna, MARQUISE DK FlJ.NTENOY. Christian Endeavor Officers Chosen. The Christian Kncieavor Society of St Paul's Knglish L u t h e r a n C h u r c h has elected the f o l l o w i n g officers for 190ti President, H. C'. B r u r m e r ; vice president. Charles Hyer; secretary. B. C. D o w n e y , treasurer. Miss H e n r i e t t a Same; delegat*.- to District 1 ' n i o n , Charles BaU-niiii. Chairmen of committees: Prayer n i e o i u n ; . Miss Irene Shirley: missionary. .Miss M a i garet R. Fox; social, Miss K.sther L m k i n » . lookout. Miss H e n r i e t t a Same; m u s h , Charles Hyer; flower, Charles Webe:. local missionary, Charles Bateman. To-morrow The Great Annual JANUARY CASH SALE That is always looked forward to with such expectancy by our customers starts tomorrow. All housekeepers recognize the importance of this event, and when we say that this year's sale will be the biggest and most brimful of money-saving opportunities of any we have ever held, you will rightly expect something far out of the Ordinary. 6,724 Pieces of Furniture, 1,482 Large and Small Rugs, And a Host of Draperies Are included in this sale, and will be offered at astonishingly low prices for cash. No accounts will be opened at sale prices, as in many cases they are below actual cost. Be early and get the choice of the full selection. LANSBURGH FURNITURE CO., Inter-Ocean Building. 5I2 Ninth St. N.W. lEWSFAPESr SlEWS.PAPE.Rr

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