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THE DEATH OF
He Passed Away at His Horns in
FUNERALTOOK PLACE YESTERDAV
Mr. Ed. Moore Jun?i??;?l From a Trjin
and iiroU.r His Le??Ke?l Mon .Met
and Fleet???! Ofilccrs ? O?Iilt
South Sitio News Items./"
Need of the N'erro is Industrial EJu
??.?< inn ami Thrill.
MACON, GA., Jan. 1.?Booker T. Wash?
ington spoke on emuncipat.on here to?
day, opposing the emancipation speech of
Dliibop Turr.ur. Ho says the negro
probUm must ie solved by the best e e
ment of the negro race, with the" aid of
the best element of the whites. "The
North does not contain sll the good white
people, nor are they any better friends
io the negro than can be found in the
South," he said. "For every negro that
is sent to Diberia a negro baby is born
in the cotton belt, so that scheme Is a
failure. As we came to this country at
the urgent solicitation and expense of tbe
white man, woVwould be ungrateful to
run away and leave him now. and we are
not goii.g to <lo It.' I was asked the other
tiay in New York what .the negro can do
to ger his rights. I answered, make liim.
sn'f useful. Ills citizenship will be reeog
rdrx'd and valued In proportion as he is
worthy. Industrial education is the key
1o the situation. The negro must keep
pate with progressive civi'izatlon. Old
Sam and !>:??; poor mule can no longer
comp??;.? with the while man who culti?
vates cora by riding under an umbrella
on a cultivator that does the worlcqf four
n'icri: n>.r ?an tin?, black woman at the
wn>h tub long compete with the e'ectric?
-washing _ijtchln?_. The negro ?must have
teaucation and thrift Thev must know
how to appi}' the'.r edui'ailon. We have
enough ministers and professional men
for the present. Y.'e need to reich the
xnasifs bow to get out of their shiftless
jiess aid antiquated ways.".
A large number ot white people were
In his audieni-e.
I *<???!?,?? l>s.
"Why. it's nothing but her last year's
die-s with one of those latest trains"tack
ei? on to it."
"I fjuppose ehe thinks 'All's swell that
ends swell." "?Catholic Standard and
Manchester Bureau, Richmond *3mcs.
1112 Hull Slr<:?!t. Bcattij Block.
Mr Ed. .M"o:e. o? No. 5?B VCst Ninth
(street. juniPcd from a freight/train near
Rock CaeUo yesterday and Drefce his right
leg Just below the knee. Hewas brought
to his home last night, wheri/Dr. Mathews
reset the leg. /
At the meeting of the. "jidianola Tribe,
No. d. of Red Men, helj last night at
Toney S Hall, the following ollicers were
elecied: Prophet, L. H-/i?ailey; Sachem,
R S. Taylor; senior S?A?iriore, C. L. For?
tune; Junior Sa ?amore, W. T. Hart; Chief
of Kecurds, C. S. Wells*. Collector of Wam?
pum, H. ?. Sampson*; Keeper of Warn
' I?um. J. L. Munir. The order will meet
. again next Monday night.
W. D. L1T1?GOW DEAD.
Squire W. D. Dithgow died Sunday
mormag at 1:30 o'clock, after a long ill?
ness. He bad been an invalid all his
life and for the last four weeks he ba?
been confined to bis bed, his death be?
ing expected almost daily. When fbe
end carne he was surrounded by his
father, mother and sisters.
W. D. Lithgow was born in 1S3G, his
parents ai that time living in Petersburg.
When he ?vas quite young his family
moved to "British Camp," the country I
home of tho Lithgows, in Chesterfield; j
where was spent his earlier childhood. |
Later h;S father moved to Manchester
where lie bad lived since.
He was educai, d at the city schools,
bis delicate health preventing him from
entering college. He has held several
public Offices. For some time past he
was High Constable, and at the time of
his death he was Justice of the Feace
of the Fourth Ward. Few men in Man?
chester wore "octt? r known, and had
Of his immediate fami ly he leaves a
father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.
T. Lithgow, and four sisters, Mrs. Albert
Mnyo,. of Petersburg; Mrs. Augustus At
well. Mrs. P. Thornton, and Miss Nannie
LitbgpW, of Manchester.
The funeral service was held at the Pres?
byterian church yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock, conducted by Ri v. Van Iloutcn,
assisted by Rev. J. C. lie? d. Burial was
made at Maury's cemetery. The follow?
ing gentlemen acted as pall-bearers:
Mayor H. A. Maurice, S. C. Shepard, Geo.
Gary, Chas. Page, Alexander Fitzgerald,
K. T. Du Val, Cary Jenks and George
Sunday morning tbe Manchester
l'ire Department was call???! out about n
o'clock. The bui'ding. which is occupied
by the Plensants Grocery Company, was
on lire, having caught from a defective
Pue. Til- lire was scon put out, and little
damage was caused.
Mayor Maurice had six negroes before
him yesterday morning for shooting
"?craps" and stealing wood on Sunday.
Iss:? Love" .?_."? Henry Neal ?!.. Tom
Bod'd S_.no. Alex. Hieks' $0.00. Lewis Reid,
~_.r>0 ni'd Linwond Johnson 10 days.
<"?. INCERT AT CHESTER.
Friday night a delightful concert was
given by the Epworth League of the
Methodist church at Chester. Mrs. Eob
litEOli's parlors wire beautifully decora
led with holly and mistletoe. The Pro?
gramm?; was as follows: Sung, Epworth
League; elocutionist. Miss Mattie Fe
gr.uu; sulo, Virginia Rubinson; pianist.
Miss Minnie Lampkln. Refreshments
were served after the concert.
PERSONALS AND BRIEFS.
Lev. i ??. .Starr preached a spiendld and
Instructive sermon at Central church Sun?
day night upon the Twentieth Century
At the clerk's office of the Hustings
( ourt. there lias been recorded .'Ji? Deeds
in the pa. t year. The marriage licenses
issued number S?. The property trans.
fers ba\e been unusually great in num- j
ber this year.
The Misses Taylor, of Spring Garden, \
Fluvannah county. Va., gave their friends
a very enjoyable dance on Thursday
Tho following ladle.-; and gentlemen
took part: Misses Virgle i?altimore, of
Purrnvill??. Va.. Willie Saund?rson, of
Cat?rsvll?e, Parka. Carrie, Mary und An?
nie Taylor, of Bremo, Va-, Kate Winston";
of Br?nio, Ya. Gentlemen, Messrs. Geo.
W. ? arter, Sunny Side. Ya.. Willie Wood,
Vire Creek Mills. Va., Freddie Saunder
?.??. CatirviiU?, Ya_, Warner Baltimore,
of Farmv-Ue, Va.. E. Gyass, of Seotts.
vlHe. Ya.: Kenneth ar.d Cl-a?;. Mimer of
Bremo. Vu.. D. L. Toney, Manchester,
Ya. R C. ar.d J. L. Taylor, Bremo. Va.
t'ha pei ones. Mesdames ?. ajid R- C. Tay?
Cemetery Committee is called for to?
night at 7;30 o'clock.
W. O. GooBe, the popular clerk of D.
L. Toney has returned from a visit to
bis hone, in G??.batan.
Mrs. Thomas Vaden is quite ill at her
horn?? on Buck Hill.
Miss Pearl Blankenship. who has been
visitir..?' MIs-j Lillian M. Thomas, of
Lynchburg, has returned to her home in
Miss Irc^ie Bass returned yesterday after
a visit to* friend s In Washington. D. C.
BOOKER WASHINGTON SPEAKS.
The Best on the Market,
BEAUFQNT LITHIA WATER,
Delivered Tresli i"rom Spring Daily.
14 Half Ga!. Bottles, Tickets, $1.00
5 Gal. In Demijohn, - .50
Special Prices to Large
Consumers By the Month
1013 Main St.
Opposite P. 0.,
NEW PHONE, 521, OLD, 205
? Prototype of Honker Washington
Addresses His Itau??.
WBLDOX, X. C, Jan. 1?Special.?Pro
fess'jr John J. Small-wood, tho negro col?
lege president o? the Temperance. Indus?
trial and Collegiate Institute, at Clare
tnont, Surry county. Va., spoke before
live thousand people at Littleton, Hali?
fax county, to-day, about twenty miles
from this place, on the Seaboard Air
Lino railroad, at the ""Negro Emancipa?
tion Proclamation Anniversary."
Professor Smallwood is a young negro,
about five and a half feet in height, very
dark in his complexion, rather line look?
ing for a colored man and is a costly
dresser. He was born a slave In North?
ampton county thirty-seven years ago.
He left Northampton county twenty,
years ago to seek an .education, and this
is his second visit in Halifax county in
Smallwood Is a very polito negro, a
strong friejid to the South and her peo
He is well educated, and to-day in
every possible way delivered the greatest
speech on the race problem and the South
that was ever heard in all of this sec?
tion of the State. Possibly no negro
ever spoke so long, held the respectful
attention of so lr.any intelligent and re?
spectable white Democrats, as well as
members of his own race, as did Profes?
sor Smallwood at Littleton to-day. He.
spoke to the negroes in some plain words.
His voice was very clear, full and pleas?
ant. His manners plain and at once
impressive. His language fine and pure
Kngiish. His apparel clean and abso?
lutely attractive. He said:
"I -do not come to North Carolina, my
old nativo Stale, as a carpet-bager. I
do not come, ladies and gentlemen, as a
politician. I come as an American ne?
gro, to speak my honest convictions to
my black brother and white friend. I
do not believe that the great Republican
pany is competent to settle the race
problem at tho South. I believe that
the b?st white gentlemen ?nil the intel?
ligent wliite Christian ladies, who love
these beautiful Southern fields, the blood
?>r Robert-K. Lee and the fondness of the
by-gono days, with the best and the most
intelligent negroes of this great section
must solve tho race or negro problem.
".We have tried 1)0111105. rum and fool?
ishness in theso rural districts for thirty
years. Let us try now money making,
land buying, house building, family hon?
oring, school building, common sense,
self reliance, and intelligence and politi?
cal independence for thirty years, and
talte my word for it, that at the expira?
tion of the next thirty years, see if w??
won't be better men, better women and
a inore respected race than we-are to?
day." (Great and prolonged applause.)
"The negro must divide in his politics."
continued Prof. Smallwood, "he must
make friends with the best white people
of the South." Here Smallwood grew
exeec-dingly eloquent, and continuing,
said: *"Ah, my friends, if we as a race
can learn the art to quote with perfect
ease tho little, low, dirty, niggardly,
wicked habits of the weak white man,
we can with the same degree of ease
quote the very best habits of the best
white men everywhere in this land.
"Wo as .1 race must become educated.
"Wo must become independent and self
reliant. We -must do something our?
selves." (Great applause.) "These whis?
key shops, these cheap iron pistn's, h?
midnight frolics, the whiskey drinking
so-called negro ministers with their
moral cowardice and their sleek polite?
ness, whoso sole aim is to get oilioe. are
tho worst enemies that the negro has at
tho South." (Proionged applause.)
JIM CHOW CAR.
President Smallwood paid a wonderful
tribire of respect to the late Goverror
y?nee. General M. W. Ranson and the
wonderful financial and industrial growth
of the South. His reference to the o'd
master of the 50's and Gil's was touch
ingly , loquent. Then turn'ng to his
white friends in the audience he said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, you cannot make
men and women of the negro who is
willing ?o try to raise.above the sad
jsurr?ur.airig circumstances by passing
cast legislation. You cannot make a
negro a .?uiet, respectable traveller by
giving him a 'jitn crow car.' You can?
not stir his better qualities when vou try
by law to humiliate him."
^Smallwood's one speech at Littleton.
N. C. har- done more good among the
negroes to-day and had a better effect
upon the white people than all of the
speeches in twenty years in this section.
Never was anything de'ive-ed here ?ike It.
He Is a na-.nral born orator.
Smallwced. 'ike Booker Washington, is
a. rral honor to the negro race and the
South. Let the negro follow these men
of actual mar',; and merit. These peo?
ple are amrn-.- us, let us treat them
kindly and teach thorn to fellow good
H?UH Arrivals. ?
At the St. Claire?C; L. Watson. Peters?
burg^ P. R. Butler, Pavelteville, N. C:
!.. \\. Hudson. .Newport News; H. C.
Lovitt. Dlnwiddie; A. J. Quinn, A. J.
Arnold, Newport N'ews.
* ? *
,.At ?he AlhnmlK.i-j. E Lane Esmlnti
Va-:,a Z- Parker, Rocky Mount. N. C.;'
B. D. Adams and wife, Charlotte countv?
W. M. Ader. Winston, N. C; J. R. Bugg,
At the Lexington-?-, r. Hamlet, Law
renceville: l?. A. Smith. Petersburg: C. R.
Jones. Arvonla: Hunter and G. Peatross,
Danville; M. G. Perron?. Lynchburg: R.
H. K.linum-.sor. and it ?. Xobbin, South
Boslon: Dr. F. J. Wright; Kmporia: J. W.
Johnston. Midlothian; H. Warren Walker.
Parmvil e; J. ? Tutw i:er, "Lexington; J.
D. Hornaker, Bland.
At Murphy's-C. w! Cirnpton. Roanoke:
Co'.onel William Henry Maine, T'eters
burc; Howard Holland. Georgia; ~B. ?
Cof?nan, Albemarle countv: John R
Moss. Buckingham Courthouse: Charles
S. MoNutiy. Lexington; Harry T. Rld
dlok. Virginia: James Hay, jr., jjnlvers'tv
? At New Ford's?James A. Perry, Lester
Manor; T. AV. Tay'or and daughter Meck?
lenburg county; J. A. Nuun. North Caro?
lina; Miss L. A. Bigger .and Miss M. A.
Dreher, New York,
THE TWO UNES
Mr, Wallerstein Thinks. That They
Will Do So.
For Use of Sewers?Tho .Question of
? Conduits, Electric Wires ami Cul?
verts Discussed?Much Busi?
ness ot* Interest Transacted.
Quite prolific and exacting arguments
came up in tho Common Council last night
over the question of the levying of taxation
upon property owners for the use of sew?
ers of the city and exhausted the informa?
tion of many of the members on tho sub?
The Council also considered the time
given the Richmond Power and Passesger
Company to accept the provisions of the
ordinance recently passed".
Other questions involving great time and
Interest was the consideration of the taxa?
tion of the proceeds of Uie Richmond
Traction Company,, and the awarding of
an increase in salary to the the sum of j
?900 per annum to the steward of the City 1
Those present were: SoL L.- Bloomberg, \
William C. Camp, William H. Curtis, F. I
C. Ebel, F. II. Carber. John R. Grimes, j
Marx Gunst, T. A. Harrelson. Henry
Heeke', Julius A. Hobson, (D. F. McCarthy, j
Morgan R. Mills, E. W. Miner, IL L. Pe- j
ters, G. K. Pollock. Phil. Shea. C. W.
Tanner. Joseph Wallerstein, John T. West, j
M. F. Whalc-n, T. B. Williams, and James
The ordinance fixing tho salary of the I
steward of the city almsbouse was laid i
on the table, as enough members were j
not present to vote on it. |
Tbe resolution instructing tho City En- I
gincer to purchase or acquire by condom. '.
nation or otherwise the .- tnd bar known j
as the Justis Island, was adopted.
The' Committee on Charter Changes i
recommended the following changes in ;
the charter of the city: >
AS TO A QUORUM. j
A recommendation that a majority of I
cither body of the City Council should ?
constitute a quorum, but that a tv.-o- j
thirds' vote should be necessary in either .
break oh Broad street to-morrow the city
couid charge the property owners for the
Mr. Pollock said that he trusted that
the amendment would not be voted on.
The vote was "then "taken on the amend?
ment,' and it was adopted.
?Mr. Caskie moved to strike out the
words on line six "for a term of one-year
or more," on line seven is "$100 or more,"
In same line after word such strike, out
words "amount of money" and Inser: "in?
crease of salaries'";, on line eight after
t,he word more insert the words "in any
one year." The amendment was carried.
The minority report was adopted.
The Committee on Charter Changes al?
so recommended a bill providing that the
Board of Police Interests should meet
at the call of the chairman, instead of
each month. The resolution was adopted.
A further resolution to amend the char?
ter by the extending of the city limits
so as' to relieve the property holders in
Lee District from excessive taxation.
The resolution was opposed by Mr.
Bloomberg on the ground of lack of in?
formation- cs to the burdens which would
be piaced on the city by relieving the
property owners of Lcc District of taxa?
Mr. Car'xle said that, while the property
owners had 'carried the matter into the
courts, it had never been contemplated
to incorporate Lee District. He said that
the city had spent about $135.000 in taxes
and had spent about $30.000 in street im?
provements, and that-the court of Ap?
peals had not as yet decided whether this
was the proper plan of taxation.
. ASSESSMENTS TO BE MADE.
? Mr. Bloomberg withdrew his motion to
? recommit and offered an amendment pro
? ?vidiniT that all assessments hereafter
, made shall be met by the property hold
? c-rs, unless the courts, where the matter
? is now pending, rule otherwise.
j The amendment was adopted, as was al
i so the section as a whole.
Mr. Bloomberg moved that the Council
! dispense with the reading of the com
? munication from the Board of Aldemen,
! which was done.
Mr. Wallerstein introduced an amend
; ment to the taxation clause Of the Rich
| mond Traction Company, fixing the rate
of taxation as follows: Three and ?t?
! half per cent, per annum on the gross re
? ceipts up to $"00,0t)0 and 5 per cent over
j $200.000 and not exceeding $000.000:. 7 per
' cent, over $.100.000 and not exceeding $400,
: COO and 10 per cent, on ail receipts in ex
! cess of 5!00,000. This system, Mr. Wal
lersiein said, will increase the payments
made by the company to the city on the
pnese?t basis of earnings bv $1:140.
The amendment makes the company
: liable to general taxation on all property
owned by the company.
i Mr. Wallerstein said that it. was essen
i tial that the rate of taxation should be
FATHER TIME?"THEY WANT ME TO TRY TIi_VT. GUESS I'LL STICK TO?
branch to appropriate money exceeding
the sum of ?lOi).
A recommendation that tho city shall
have power to condemn land tor public
improvement, and to subject, lease or
sell such property of the land as ?"?'.?Y
not be found necessary to such improve?
ment: also, autiiorizin_ the city to con?
struct conduits to supply the dity wits j
CONDUITS. WIRES AND SEWERS. j
To authorize the laying down of tracks '
and constructing of same over the streets |
of the city; that the City Council may ?
acquire by condemnation or - otherwise, ?
conduits for. electric wires and winning.!
of same for the city's benefit. To compel
payment for the use of culverts, sewers,
?c, and acquire by condemnation or
otherwise all such culverts in the city
for public use. The City Council .may
state what money shall be paid for any
improvements deemed expedient that it
shall have the ri_ht to assess such fees
as may bo deemed, necessary for such im?
The -minority of the committee submitted
another report recommending adoption of
a bill to amend the city charter so as to
authorize the city to operate or maintain
railway, lines of the city; to authorize the
city to collect funds for the use of sewers
and culverts. &t;.
OWERSKIP OF RAILWAYS.
Mr. ?askie said that he favored the
adoption of the minority report as far. as"
it referred to the ownership of street rail?
ways. He thought that the conservative
element would favor tho recommendation
of the majority. He did not think that
the Legislature would pass'it. He stated
that so far as he knew the corporations
would accept tbe provisions of'the ordi?
nance. Ho said the contingency which
may cause the corporators not to accept
the provisions of the ordinance -was the
making of a compromise for the purchase,
of the bonds. He said that the compro?
mise had to be made, and that if, they
could have made the proper compromise
the ninety days would not have been
asked: that after the expiration of ninety
days the corporators having refused to
accept the provisions of the ordinance
tho Council would then be able to take
other action on the matter.
Mr. Pollock stated the attitude of the ob?
jectors to the roa.ioriy report.
Mr. Bloomberg offered as an amendment
to the bill the.word "reconstruct" to fol?
low- the? word "construct." It was
adopted. ?-. . --.-?
AS TO VESTED RIGHTS.
Mr. Bloomberg was opposed to, con
domning '.he vested. rights wV-h they
have invested in sewers. He offered'-aj?";
amendment to the charter that would be
more liberal. ,
Mr. Pollock opposed' this amendment. ;
It was costing an immense sum each year
to keep old sewers in repair, not a cent
of which, he said, could be charged to
the property owners.
Mr. Bloomberg said that the city had
a perfect right to charge the property
owners. Ho said that If a sewer were to'
iix^d without delay. He thought that
consolidation of the two companies would
inevitably come to pass. He did not want
; tj go into discussion over the matter, but
? felt compelled to say what he did.
I Mr. Bloomberg offered an amendment
| providing that this taxation should be
? made subject to the condition that the
j company shall concrete its roadbeds
i wl.erever required so to do by the City
j Engineer, otherwise the taxation shall be
| a per cent, additional.
j Mr. Grimes insist^d on withdrawing,
j and in the absence of a two-thirds vote,
I the matter was laid oh the table to be
? taken up at a special meeting to be held
next Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
Quantity and Quality.
"I'm sorry, Mr. . Hallroom, that we
were obliged to make the portions of
steak so small this morning," said Mrs.
Starvem apologetically. "You may per?
haps think it parsimonious, but-"
"Not at all." interrupted Hallroom. who
I had been struggling with his portion, "1
think it very considerate of you. Our
suffering is over so much sooner."?Cath?
olic Standard and Times.
January 2, 19C0..
General Wolf born, 1727.
Sun rises .;?... 7:27 A- M.
Sun sets._3:0-- P. M.
Moon south . .1:18 P. M.
First high wa'er.3:17 A. M.
Second high water.5:15 P. M.
PORT OF RICHMOND, JAN. 1, 1O0O. ?
. Steamer Guyandotte. Hiller, New York,
merchandise and passengers, Old Domin?
Steamer Poc.ihomas. Graves. Norfolk
and James river sidings, merchandise and
passengers'. Virginia Navigation Co.
Steamer Guyandotte, Killer, New York,
merchandise and passengers. Old Domin?
PORT NEWPORT NEWS, DEC. 31, 1839.
Schooner Grace D. Chambers, New
.Barges Harry Messer, Kentucky, Ante?
Barire Hornet. New London.
Barg? Alabama, Boston.
Sterr.mers Mediann. Sabine Pa^. -
bteamer Erersa.' Baltimore.
1-wRT NEWPORT NEWS, JAN. 1, 1900.
Schooner A. A. Shaw.; AHyn's Point.
Schooner S. P. Blackburn, Boston.
Barge No. 19. New York.
Barge No. 20, New York.
Barge -No. 21, New York.
Steamer Italia, New.York.
Steamer George Farwell, (New Orleans.
.?Steamer Medina*. Fort Camp.
Stftamer Georee FarwalL New Tar*-c -
! LECTURE BEFORE
THE WOMAN'S CLUB
"Woman in History'the Subject of
' Mr. Chandler's Talk. , ?
AN INTERESTING EVENING.
Speaker Contended for llecos:nition of
tbe Silent Causili Force oi* Woman
In Fixi-i?; the Destinies of Xa
tions?ISxamjiIcs from History.
Mr. Algernon B. Chandler. Jr., a schol?
arly young Virginian, an alumnus of the
University of Virginia, lectured before
tho Woman's Ciub last night. His
theme was "Woman in History," ami
his audience, a representative and cul?
tured one, . :0m the ranks of the club
and their, male friends, whG were ad?
mitted last night by special dispensation
of th?j club rules, it was a detlightful
evening. The lecture,occupied an hour,
but the minutes passed swiftly. At the
beginning Mrs. J. B. Halyburton, corres?
ponding secretary of the club, introduced
Mr. Chandler in a few graceful sen?
The lecture elicited the tribute of ap?
plause at many passages. Especially
complimentary were the demonstrations
when the speaker, in eloquent, and appre?
ciative words, ascribed the greatness of
tho reign of Pericles in his wife, Aspasia,
and recounted the stirring story of Joan
of Arc, and recalled the ignominy of her
Mr. Chandler's lecture was apreciative.
rather than critical; a recognition and
pointing out to others the inherent great?
ness of woman's soul, instead of an
analysis of her moral and mental quali?
ties. He spoke mainly of universal wo?
man, introducing, indeed, a few pre-emi?
nent feminine* figures of history, but
more to illustrate than to dissect.
HIS DEFINITION. .
History, in the accepted sense. Is a'nar
native of events -biography. From the
lecturer's point of view, history is two?
fold; a record, and the recognition as
well of the silent causal forces preced?
ing action. Woman is the most potent
of the silent forces, and the most bene?
ficial. "He adduced a striking illustra?
tion: "Christ Jesus founded the only uni?
versal empire. Ic is based on love, and
shall never fade. Woman's historical
empire is more like this divine empire
of beneficent and universal sway, al?
though no sword is held within her
grasp, or pen to write the doom of men.
Mercy and self-sacrifice and love are the
only weapons, and these do not destroy.
And the empire which these virile force?
create is no less real and great because
we cannot map its confines or see its
forms or understand its power. Nor does
it contribute the less to real history be-'
cause we do not find the story of its life
and growth recorded in the human an?
nals of the books."
Napoleon. Caesar, Alexander lived, con?
quered and died. They were merciless.
No woman figured in the councils of
those rulers. a
WOMEN IN HISTORY.
Examples of the influence oi .woman in
history were adduced from religious and
profane records: The beautiful story of
Ruth and Naomi, sublime in "fadeless
lessons of gentle love and practical sym?
pathy;" Mary, the mother of Jesus, "the
source of the one greatest event which
stands without a rival in history;" the
home of Mary and Martha. " the earthly
Meeea of the Master, and its priceless
jewels these two women, ceaseless in min?
istrations of sacrificial love."
Passing to ancient prrifane history, the
lecturer painted an enchanting picture of
the greatness and splendor of the reign
of Pericles. "Historians call it the age
of Pericles, but I prefer that it shall bear
the name of his cultured wife, whose
brilliant leadership, both In state-craft
and in letters, excited the admiration of
the world, and whose gracious favor was
courted by every living statesman need?
ing counsel for his darling projects. * * ?
Even Socrates declared that he learned
eloquence of her."
Cleopatra's varied exploits were re?
called for their influence upon the his?
tory of her time. The disasters attend?
ing Roman rulers who loved her were
traced to her as to a central figure.
Ten centuries later Providence raised
up Joan of Arc to be France's deliverer,
so that "British valor withdrew in defeat.
Charles was king and France was free."
Before leaving the continent the lec?
turer was constrained to recall Empress
Maria Teresa, "excelled in her wisdom as
a ruler only by England's mighty queens,
and hy no earthly sovereign in the innate
qualities of her heart and the masculine
force of her-presence."
Crossing the channel. England's long
line of Queens was dwelt on briefly, the
speaker declaring them "the most bril?
liant of ail from the Anglo-Saxon Con?
quest to the present hour.
CLIMAX IN AMERICA.
In speaking of the deeds of American
women and the Influence of home, in
constructing the progressive splendor of
our nation's power, the lecturer reached
the final climax of his argument, "for
home Is the ration's palladium of de?
fense,- and the family the Herculean pil?
lar of the Stale."
New Assistant Sereta'ry.
Rev. J. R. Willingham, D.. D.. corre
sponding secretary of the Foreign M's
sion Board of the Southern Baptist Con?
vention, will have as his ab'e assistant
secretary Rev. E. E. Bomar, D. D., of
South Carolina, who has accepted the
? place tendered him recently.
Dr. Bomaris a graduate of the Univer?
sity of Virginia and of the Southern Bap?
tist Theological Seminary, at Louisville.
He has he'd' pastorates in Kentucky and
The new assistant secretary is thirty
seven years old, married, and has four
children. H's wife was Miss I.andrum.
formerly of this city. He will enter upon
his duties the 1st of February, aid will
remove with his family to Richmond
about that time.
.BLAZE IN NEW YORK.
Feared That SuiI'Ir-imcss of tho Fire
Has Cut off liscape of Some.
NEW YORK. Jan. 2.?Three alarms
have been sent in for a fire in a five-story
flat-house. No. ~.>1 First avenue. Tho
flames which suddenly belched from the
building were discovered by men work?
ing in the United Dressed Beef Company's
plant. They carried out ha'f a dozen wo?
men, while many persons got to the street
hi* means of fire-escapes.
It is feared that the suddenness of the
fire has cut off the escape of some of
the tenants, and it looks as though it
would be a serious blaze.
MRS. HARRIS DEAD.
A Resident of Virginia Dropped Dead
oiiStrrer in Now York.
NEW YORK, Jan. 1.?Mrs. Margaret
Harris, sixty-seven years old, whose
home is in Harrisonville, Va., died sud?
denly of heart failure to-day at the cor?
ner of West and Barclay streets. -She
fell to the sidewalk without warning and
expired in a few - moments.
The woman was the wife of James
Harris, of Harrisonville. and a sister-in
law of General T. Harris, who served in
the civil war under General McCIellan.
Found Xo Indict m nr.
CONCORD. ?- H.. Jan. 1.?The grand
jury reported to Judge Aldrich. to-day
that no indictment was found against
Senator Galllnger, charged with violating
the civil service laws, in soliciting sub?
scriptions for campaign purposes from
Many Important Things Are to Occur
When the World Passes
It's Next Milepost.
'?sTh?s'ls the last of the ??n?-tcentK cen?
tury it.is but natural that the mind of.
man should turn with considerable inter?
est to contemplate some of the many
things that will be experienced by those
who live during the next hundred years.
Of course those who are alive to-day will
not be present to witness many of the
occurrences, but. In spite of that. It Is
something to be living at the dawn of a
century and one^should be pardoned for
taking more than a passing Interest in
I the things that are to happen.
i One of the most important events that
j can now be predicted is that the Russian
! government proposes to adopt a new
j ca.emiar _t the ?.-.?se ot U?. r- new ve ?.
1 For years the Russian authorities have
'? been discussing this matter and the fact
? that they have Anally decided to act upen
? the suggestion is of the utmost Import-?
ance, both in that country and elsewhere.
The calendar that is now followed Is
twelve days behind that which is in uni?
versal u_e and thi3 fact has proved a
serious annoyance to Russians doing bus?
iness with foreign countries as well as
with those Who have had business rc'a
tavons with tradesmen in Russia. Under
I the present system it has been necessary
for those who were riot In harmony as
to dates to double-date all correspondence
and confusion has naturally resulted.
NQT AN EASY MATTER.
Those who are acquainted with such
? matters realize that it is not an easy
j matter to put a new calendar into opera?
tion, especially when the old one is nearly
two weeks behind. Endless complications
will necessarily arise, commercial transac?
tions will be all at sea. to say nothing
of the complications that will follow the
efforts to harmonize historical dates.
Just how the feat will be accomplished
Is not known. In such a thoroughly au?
tocratic country as Russia it may be pos?
sible to do this without much trouble, as
there are several ways in which the new
conditions could be brought about. For
instance, Russia might follow the ex?
ample of Gregory and' call the 4th of 3ome
particular month the ffith, or it might Imi?
tate the British Parliament and decree
! that the third of some month should be
( followed by the 16th. On the other hand
I _t might drop one day out of each year,
as was done by the Netherlands, until
the required number has been dropped:
it might drop two or three days out of
It is. quite probable that the first method
would present fewer obstacles ami eause
less confusion. In any case the business
world will have to make the necessary
adjustments of rents, commercial paper
and all other finan ?al transactions as
tee month out of which tnese twelve
days are dropped will present Itself as
one containing a period during which
every activity was completely suspended.
It will be a period without biriris or
deaths and every one will be able to gain
twelve days on his next birthday with?
out ha\-ing lived an hour longer.
THE LAST TO ACCEPT.
It has been a year since this project
was first proposed, but the proposal'has
met with little success. in adopting it
now. however. Russia becomes the last
of the civilized countries of Europe to
accept the universal calendar.
As to the twentieth century itself there
are many points of interest about it.
Strange as it may seem the question that
is most generally asked' is. "When will
the century bugili?" Why there should
be di'*'erent answers to this question Is a
little puzzling, as a few fundamental
facts ought to settle the controversy once
and for all. If one will look back to the
first century he will find that It opened
with the year 1. and closed with the year
ICO. In the same manner the second cen?
tury began with the year 101 and closed
the year 200. If this method of computa?
tion is. carried up to the present time il
may easily be seen that the ainetpenrh
century closes upon the last day of 1900,
and that immediately after midnight of
December 31, 1900 the twentieth century
Another fact that Is not generally
known is that it takes some time for a
date to pass around the globe. For in?
stance, at the moment when the twentieth
century dawns upon the international dale
line the greater part of the world will
still be living in the nineteenth century.
Twelve hours later, however. It will have
become the twentieth century upon one
half of the earth and with twelve hours
more the nineteenth century will have en?
tirely passed away. In other words a
full day's time must pass before the new
century can gain complete control of af?
If any one will prepare a calendar for
the next hundred years he will rind that
tlfe twentieth century opens on Tuesday
and closes on Sunday. It will also be
seen that It has the. greatest number of
leap years possible to that given period
Tho tirst leap year, making twenty-four
Another peculiar fact is thit on three
years February will have five Sundays: In
19:10, 1013 and 1976. In l?wi Decorador?
Day, Fourth of July ar.d Ihanksgivlng
Day will occur on the same day of the
week, and this 'will happen again at the
Intervals of 6, 11, 11, 6, 11. 11. 6 years and
so on. In the years 1912, 19-10. 1S69 and
1996 there are four holidays that will fall
upon the same day of the week. During
the next century Inaugural day, March
4. will fall upon Sunday three times, in
the years 1917, 19-15 and 1973.
The same calendar that was used for
1S95 can be put to second use in 1501, after
which it can be used at intervals of IL
6 and 11 years to the close of the century.
In a similar manner the calendar used in
1S31 can be recalled in 1903. and at in-er
va's of II, 11 and 6 years; 1S92. ih 1504 and
at Intervals of 2S years; US7 in 1005, and at
intervals of 6, 11. 11 years: 1S3? ir: ????, at
Intervals of 11. 6 and U years; 1S56 in 19???
and every 2S years thereafter: 1SD7 in 1909.
and at hu-rvals of 6. ? aa.i 11 years; IS35
In 19?? at Intervals of 11. 6 and 11 >-->-?rs;
1872 in 1912. and every' 2S:h year there?
after; 1S76 in 1S1C; ISSO in 1920; 1SS4 In 1524;
1SSS in 1S2S, the last four cases; also be.ug
at intervals of twenty-eight vears.
DATE FOR ???????.
As ustral Easter will fall upon a widely
diversified collection of dates during the
next century. The earliest ?late on which
Easter can occur is March 22. ?Once, in
ISIS, this day of feasting fell upon that
date but this witl not occur during the
twentieth century. The latest possible
date for Easter is April 25, and this will
occur but once during the next century,
in 1913. Whenever Easter is fixed for
March 27. or April 3. 10. 17 or 2k Christ?
mas falls upon the same day of the week.
The twentieth century will contain ex?
actly 36.525 days and this lacks but one
day of being exactfy 5 218 weeka Tbe mid?
dle day of the century will be January 1,
1?51. The day of the week that v.u. no:
occur as often as each of the others is
I Monday. Fifteen out of all the hundre.l
years will begin on Wednesday, fifteen
will begin on Friday, and the remainder
will be apportioned off, fourteen being <Ie
voted to -each of the other days? in the
One of the Important announcement?;
recently made Is that the regular as?
tronomical day. "which" now begins at 12
noon will hereafter begin at 12 midnight.
It is felt that the present method of hav?
ing the astronomical jday begin half a
day after the civil day has resulted In
As to eclipses during the coming cen?
tury astronomers harte figured out that
there will be no less than 380 of them and
it is stated that the number of Miar will
j To-day we list every article
? in this establishment, and as
[ the stock managers come across
? articles or lots of articles which
j have not met with as satisfac?*
tory sale as anticipated at the
time of purchase, and those
articles for which the season
is short are laid out for sale
At Special Prices.
Many of these will be sold
before the day is out, as many
of our patrons, who are aware
of this practice, make a special
point of being here on
'EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY"
compare with the lunar eclipses at a. ra?
tio of about 4 to 3. Eight of the solar
eclipses that have been predicted to oc?
cur will be visible In the United States,
these being in the years IMS, Vj'22. 1026*
l?lj, 1*:?, la.S', and lr/J-l. There will arta?
be twelve transits of Mercury, four of
which will be entirely visible and two
partially visible In the United States. On
the other hand there will be no transit of
Venus, the first date for this event having
been set. for June 8, 21?4. The only comet
that is expected during the next hundred
years is the one that is known us ?i?tley's.
It last appeared In 1833 and it is due to
show itself again shortly after 1010. If
tho Leonids have not entirely disappeared
from the heavens by that time they will
make three appearances during the twen?
While it is impossible to predict the
wonders of invention and the marvels of
ecience research that may make the next
century far more important than the
nineteenth, it is possible to forecast a few
of tiie happenings and readers of .such
facts may be able to imagino many things
that will b* called to the mind of their
children and children's children after they
j themselves shall have- followed the old
century into tho realm' of past things.
Blackburn ???? he Nominated lor
Senate by Afclnmat?on.
FRANKFORT. KT., Jan. 1.?Senator
Goebel, of the Democratic jo'nt caucus,
issued a call tor a caucus to-morrow
night. He states that the caucus Is for
the sole purpose of nominating a candi?
date for United States Senator.
Of course Blackburn will be the only
name placed, and he will be? nominated
BUSY BRAINS OF INVENTORS.
A Pennsylvania!! has patented an elec?
trical switch-oprrratlns mechanism which,
has two pair of masnets suspended on a
bar. to be lowered on either ski? of the
switch and draw the bar In either di?
rection, as the current is switched tutu
the magnets by the motorman.
A collapsible tly-proof dish cover has
teen, designed, which ha.? a central verti?
cali hoop, with pivoted hoops on eith?ir side,
which swing Info a h irizontal position
to pull the netting which envers thro
frames down Into place around the ?lish.
folding against the central hooj? when
not ?n use.
Two Chicago men have designed a neck?
tie fastener, having a slotted plate for
attachment to the back of ? lie tit-, with a
collar button tilted with a heail to enter
the slot, the head being Inserted In the
slut by turning the tie at an .intr!?? and
then returning it to its proper position.
Ice cream can be rapidly frozen by a
rewly-derdcrned freezer the Ice chamber
of which is mounted on a central rod.
running through the cream chamber and
having a head on the upper en?l by which
the can is locked rigid, the ice champee
being turned around it by a knob on the,
Peop'e struck t a new car fender can?
not roll under tho wheels, the fender be?
ing held in a v.r-ii. a position riiTTtf^nit
of the car, and pivoted in such a mann"**-.
that a bU.w uu tfce tace cames ir. tu tali ?
backward and assume a horizontal p?isl
tion, with the edge raised to hold the
? . "
A Westerner has inferiteli a horse
hitching device to be carried by the wagon,
a rod bein.ir. attached to the axle near ona
wheel, with a hook for the reins, a de?
vice on the wheel catching the rod and
pulling on the. reins when the horse starte
Doors can be rigidly held in any posi?
tion by a ?new clarnp, having a spring
controlled piston, the upper end of which
has a head ir.sertetl in a semi-circular
slot, which1 will hoM th?? piston in either
a raised or lowered position.
For use In cleaning pavements a Ger?
man has patente.l a Cesible brush, which
Is semi-circular la shape, the centre be?
ing formed of a flexible shuCt, arounn
? hieb, the bristles are Inserted, the cur?
vature of the brush rolling the dirt to
v.ard the centre.
? . ?
An Improved tob.icco pipe hrts a plug
Inserted In the front of the bowl, which
can be temvivird for cleaning. wl:?? ina
bottom of the bowl formed of plastic;
material to take up the nicotine, tho
filling being removed when saturated.
? . ?
Indian rubber can oe- devutcanized by a
new Danish process, consistlntr In re?
ducing tho rubber to piece? of suitable
size, and tnen suL.jeclii.ig them, to a s-j.u
tion of sultite under heat, the solution
b? ing washed out after It has softened
For scattering the compound contain?
ed in hand fire grenades when broken, a
Massachusetts man has designed a spring.
which L? contracted and placed in the
centre of the extinguisher, to expand sud?
denly and act on the contents when the
grenade is broken.
A Washington woman has designe?! a
ho'der for disnl-iylrc: eo!-s. cotintia!*??
a flat cardboard base, with a vertical flat
tub?? se: .en the card io currv tne com.
the' sides.of the tube bt-inji cut down to
engage only the rim of the coin.
Wood figures can be rapidly duplicated
by a new carving machine, having two
pedestals on wheh the figure and block
are mounted, with a tilting and ?litlingr
support for the tracing and cutting: tool,
a flexible shaft operating the latter.
Shaving lather can be rapidly produc?
ed by a new mach?n"?, which tirst exjKtfs?
the oxygen front the water, mixing the
latter, after beating, with a suitable soap?,
which is contained In % receatacle in
contact with the water, the lather beim;
termed by aj-JWa.ru!e the machine?.