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Manchester Democrats Have a Splen?
GOOD SPEECHES AND SUPPER
Messrs. Pulliatn, Wallace aad Barksdale
Make Addresses, and a Dance
? Follows tbe Banquet?Mrr
riaje and Other Hems,
Manchester Bureau. Richmojid Times;*
No. 1102 Hull Street. <
Tbe .-i**.*'.ivcrs*tiry celebration of the Vir?
ginia Democratic Club of Manchester he?d
last night in.. the Leader building will
lonjr l.e remembered by the members and
litizf-ns of Manchester. The meeting was.
perhaps, the most interesting ever held
by the club. Eloquent speeches were
mf.de by Mr. D. L. Pulliam. Hon. .letfer
rson Wallace, and Hon. \V. P. Barksdale.
The meeting was called to order by Mr.
]?". ?\*. Bass, president of the club, and
the election of officers for the ensuing
year ivas gone Into. By a unanimous
rot*. Hon. D. L. Toney was elected presi?
dent. The vice-presidents from the <":if
?ferent wards were elected in the follow?
ing order: J. T. Bedford. First; C. L.
3 i-ttit. Second; S. R. Owen. Third, and
W. W. Tar..m. Fourth. By a unanimous
vote Mr. D. L. Pulliam was elected sec?
retary and treasurer. Mr. Alvfs was
?elected f.-rgear.t-at-arms. Mr. Willis C.
; Pulliam read a communicatioil from Hon..
A. .7. Montague and Captain Lamb, cx
yresstng their regrets at not being nrc3
#nt. * ,
MR. PULLIAM SPEAKS.
Mr. Pulliam opened the speaking and
made one of the finest speeches ever
listened to In the city. He spoke of the
.higher morals in politics, and impressed
upon thole present that politics should be
inculcated at home. Ho advocated poli?
tics in a purer sense.
Mr. Pulliam concluded by saving he
loved the principles of politics, but not
th? prac-tlce as it is lo-day.
Mr. Wallace, an old Manchester boy.
was Riven a cordial reception and made
an excellent speech. He paid a glowing
?tribute to Manchester, and also to th?}
ladies present. He said he wanted those
present to unde-rsiand that he was not a
?politician, but was simply an old bache?
lor from Richmond looking fer a wife
Among the belles of his sister city. He
spoke of the "Little Giant."" and said
they were both old bachelors, but Mr.
Barksdale had tiie advantage in point of
beauty. Mr. Wallace waxed eloquent as
be touched the elections now held. He
paid it was the business of the citizens
tn make the elections in Virginia above
suspicion. He spoke in the highest terms
of Manchester and pleased the audience
with his eulogy of Virginia.
MR. BARKSDALE TALKS.
Mr. Wallace, in concluding., presented
Senator Barksdale. of Halifax, who said
Mit Wallace was trying to make the im?
pression on the ladies present that he
? Wallace; was a Richmond dude over
here trying to catch a girl. This sally
evoked a good amount of laughter and
.evened up with Mr. Wallace. Mr. Barks
?Jale spoke for better government and'
politics in a higher sense, and said a duty
every man owed t? his country was to
take an active Interest in the affairs of
its government, put better men in office,
and stop the evil that now exists from
the effects of unfair methods in elec?
tions. Mr. Barksdale said some very nice
things about Manchester.
HAD A FINE SUPPER.
There were repeated' calls for a speech
from Mr. Toney. but he respectfully de?
clined, telling those present that the sup?
per room was downstairs. The members
needed no further hint, and all retired to
the largf room on the ground- floor of
the building, where one of the finest sup
rpers had been spread'. Mr. Pulliam asked
Divine blessing, and Mr. Wallace acted
*?.* tnastmaster. The orchestra was con?
cealed behind palms and discoursed sweet
music while the supper was In progress.
Everybody was in high spirits, and wit
and repartee, flashed from side to side.
The supper over, those present went again
to the large hall upstairs, where the
.younger ones enga-ged in dancing until a
late hour. The celebration was a de?
cided success from every standpoint.
A b?a*utlful marriage was solemnized j
last night at the home of the Rev. E. j
V. Baldy. the contracting parties being ?
"Miss Mamie Gary and Mr. Jesse Blake. |
The, bride is the daughter of the late j
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gary and is exceed?
ingly popular in social circles. Mr. Blake j
Ts an employe, of S. Ullman's Son. andj
lias :; host of friends in the city. ThCj
?young couple left immediately on a North-1
lorn tour and on their return will make?
?this city their future home.
GO AHEAD WITH WORK.
The Street Committee met yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at Hull Street and
the Petersburg' Turnpike, and after a I
walk over the distance provided for the
poles, the members present went into the
drug store of Mr. Friend, where the busi?
ness was transacted. Those present of
the ?committee were Messrs. Nuaally. ?
IBroaddus. Wake-field. l'tz and Fabr.- Mr. ?
Frese, tiie vice-president of the Electric j
'Company, was present, and his reasoning ;
??mvlnced the members.
The City Engineer was instructed ? to ?
draw a diagram as to the mode of co*.".- j
Uruetion Of the poles and the stringing !
of the wire at the Y curve.
Mr. Broaddus withdrew his objection,
and the committee did not force the com?
pany to place li?hts on the single Une ?
?if poles which will be placed between j
the tracks and the trolley v.irc strung ;
from them. The committee adjourned, to ?
meet Thursday night In the Council |
Everything between the company ami I
(he city wiil possibly be settled at this
DROVE INTO A CAR.
Car No. 232 of the Perry-Street line, in
charge of Mot orma ? Owen, struck a cart
-of Mr. Tingle Monday night shortly after
11 o'clock, which was being driven by a
colored man. and completely demolished
the eart, throwing the driver out and very
painfully nurting Mm. He was taken to
the sheds of that line and Dr. McLsln.
the company's physician, sent for. He
whs treated and taken to his home.
It peems that th<? driver was not look?
ing for the car. and when too near he
fittemi*?ted to get out of the way. No
?blame can be attached to Motorman
Owen, am he ?""Id everything possible to
?void the aceldent. Mr. Owen is one of
the oldest men in point of service on the
road and Is very careful. The negro
?was no worse vesterdav.
AT CENTRAL CHURCH.
At Central M. E. C"lturch Monday night
the following members were -appointed'
?for the Board of Stewards for the ensu?
ing yar: Gr. S. McRae. chairman: ?. H.
Betty, assistant chairman: J. T. Jewe-tt.
?secretary; ?. P. Vaden. assistant secre?
tary; J. E. Jewett. treasurer, and S. R. j
Owen, assistant treasurer. The different '
?-ommlttees will be appointed by the !
chairman this week?and probably read j
Nearly "COO" was raised last year. ?
through contribution, for th** debt e?n the j
new church. The members hope to have j
the building paid for within another i
I WITH ATTENTION
(Continued from First Page.)
land), Martin 'South Dfl.kota), Souther
land (Utah). Hasklns (Vermont), Jones
CVa?-hii.g.ter.). Dayton (West Arirginla),
Dable (Wisconsin). Mot?dell (Wyoming),
Underwood' (Alabama) Dinsmore (Ar?
kansas). Davi? (Florida). Fleming (Geor?
gia). Kehoe (Kentucky). Meyer (Louisi?
ana?. Hooker (Mississippi). Clark (Mon?
tana). Talbert (South Carolina), Moon
(Tennessee). Shepherd (Texas). Hay
(Virgirl.i). Shafroth (Colorado), and
New lards (Nevada)
The Speaker announced the appointment
of the Committee on Rules ?s follows:
Henderson ot Iowa. DnlzrOt of Penn
I pylvania. Grosvenor of Ohio. RichardsOn
j of TenncTse-e. and Undorwocd of Ala
? lis ma.
Tlio only change in tho committee was
the. substitution of Mr. I'ndorwood for
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, who is now a
number of the Senate.
The House adjourned until Friday.
la lhe Senate.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 3.-The
Senate listened to the first message of
President Roosevelt to-day and adopted
a resolution directing ihe appointment
of .'-. committee to co-operate with a like
committee from the House, to consider
by what loken of respect and affection
Congress might express the. sorrow of tho
nation upon the tragic death of the late
The message was listened to with
marked respect by the Senators. Th?
first portion, dealing with the Buffalo
tragedy, excited the most profound inter?
est in the Senn.ie\ At tho conclusion of
the reading of the message. Mr .Foraker,
senior Senator from Ohio, presented the
| McKinley resolution, and as a further
mark of respect the Senate adjourned.
I The resolution was substantially that
?introduced In the House and provided for
? a convnittee of eleven Senators to join
! the Houfe committee.
Easy Way to Do It.
Suitor?Sir, you are undoubtedly aware
of the object of my visit?
Father?) believe you desire to make
my daughter happy. Do ycu reaily mean
Father?We'S. don't marry her, then.?
CONCERT BY ZELDENRUST.
The Eminent Dutch Piaaist Creates a Fine
Eduard Zcldenrust. the eminent Dutch
pianist, gave a recital at the Academy
last night that will long be remembered
by those who heard it as one of the most
delightful musical events that has ever
occurred in this city. lie is a phenome?
nal pianist, and his playing is the living,
? breathing, impersonation of poetry, pas
i slon. grace, wit. coquetry, daring, tender
; ness, and c\*ery other fascinating attri
! bute you can think of.
j On this occasion he played Schubert.
?Schumann.' Chopin. Weber, Wagner,
| Mendelssohn, and Liszt.
| Zcldenrust appeared here as the third
? of the MasLachlan series of concerts.
He will be followed December SOth by
Existence of the Meeting Imperilled bj Acri?
(R.T Associated Press.)
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 3.?A great deal
! depends on to-morre>w*s session of the
j Pan-American Conference. If the dis
! cussion should become acrimonious it is
by no means unlikely that the very exist?
ence of the Congress would be imperilled.
I Mr. Baez. of Paraguay, antl Mr. Bermejo,
' of Argentine, will speak again on the in
! cldent of Monday's session arising out of
j Mr. Baez's speech on arbitration. If their
: remarks do not call for a reply from the
Chilians the. session will pass smoothly
' and regular business be resumed, but if
' ?anything happens to embitter the discus?
sion the session will likely be move
; stormy than that of last Monday.
MAJOR ALLEN IS ELECTED.
j He Defeats Major Lanier for Delegate to the
Major Otway S. Allen will succeed Mr.
Virglnius Newton as a delegate in the
Constitutional Convention from Rich?
The Indications are from scattering re
! turns that in yesterday's special election
he defeated his opponent. Major A. ir".
I-Aiiier. by a large- majority for the vola
cast. Thero was little or no Interest
taken in the election, and hundreo's cf
people were nr-t aware that it was being
held. Tho entire vote cast in the city will
not exceed 2.0F. being'the lightest vote
over polled in any election.
Major Allen is an able representative
and ono of the . mo?it prominent men In
the city, being a member of the Board
of Aldermen ami chairman of the Sireot
(T.y Associated Press.)
BOSTON. MASS.. Dec. 0.?An indict?
ment, in three counts, charging the use
of tho mails with intent to defraud, has
boen reported by the United States
grand Jury against J. M. Fisher and
Frederick D. Betts, brokers, doing busi?
ness in Boston under the name of ,T. M.
Fisher & Company.
This is the lirm whom, it is alleged,
New England investors have lost more
than a million dollars in blind pools and
ether tran?ictier.s, cerried on by mail.
Frances Medlien Anjst..
Frances Madlien Aiigst. the only
daughter of Mr .and Mrs. John B. and
Lena B. Angst, cileel yesterday morning
at her parents' home on Monteiro Ave?
Funeral Services, ?
The. funeral of Mrs. E. XV. Gates took
piac?- Monday afternoon at 3:110 o'clock I
from life Grace-Str??t Baptist Church, of i
which she had long been a members. The
service was conducted by Rev. C. S. Gard?
ner and Dr. W. B. Hatcher.
Blowing on Outside.
(Sl>fci?l Dispatch io lliti Times.)
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. Dec. Z.?A big
northwe*?: storm is raging and many ves?
sels are clinging to harbor. The Shenan?
doah came in from Liverpool to-day four
Captain Frinlek reports one of the
rouphe-at voyages In his experience.
PUSEV.?Died, at 3 A. M. Tuesday. In
Aususta. Ga.. LELA ?. PUSEY. wile
of Herbert E. Pusey. formerly of th.s
city. The remains will be brought to
Richmond for Interment in Hollywood."
Notice of the funeral will be pub?
JENNINGS.? Died, at his residence. No.
*in?i*< l?evrrlv Street. Monday, December
?_?. 1W)1. at 7:17 P. M.. GEORGE F. JEN?
NINGS, in wie li?ty-seventh year of his
Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock-P.
M. TO-DAY (Wodncsd'av) from ?he Se??
ond Baptist Church. Sixth and Main
Streets Frlcno's invited -o attend. No
WILL BE ORATOR
Mr. Montague to Deliver I.ee. Anni-r
versar?/Address Before Virginia
Society In" Atlanta
Governor-elect A. 0. ?Montague has ac?
cepted an invitation to deliver the annual
address. Peroro tho Virginia Society of,
Georgia, in Atlanta, in celebration of
Genera! Robert E. Lee's birthday, on the
evening of ?M/oiiday, Jan-uairy 20th, next.
Tho anniversary falls on 3unday, and
the event will be celebrated on the. fol?
lowing day in Georgia, where it is a legal
holiday. Georgia was the first Southern
State making the anniversary of this
event a legal holiday, and the occasion
this year will be celebrated in fitting
Some time before hia nomination as
Democratic candidato for Governor, Mr.
"Montague was selected by. the A'irginia
Society to deliver the address, and sinco
I his election to tho high position which
he will fill as Chief Executive of Vir?
ginia the Virginians In Georgia are all.
the moro gratified that" he will be their
Mr. W. N. Mitchell, southern agent of
the Baltimore and Ohio (R'aJlroad, and who
is president of the A'irginia Society In
Georgia, was In Richmond yesterday to
see Mr. Montague and arrange, the de?
tails of his visit to Atlanta ?Mr. Mitch?
ell is well known In A'irginia. his native
State, and lias many friend*, in the. Old
Dominion. He married the daughter of
Major Peter J. Otey. representative from
the. Sixth Congressional District.
Mr. Mitchell left last night at 11:31
? o'clock for his home In Atlanta. .He
j stated while here that the Virginia So
I clety how numbers among its members
some of the leading citizens of Atlanta,
| Sava.iin.ah, Macon, Augusta, and other
? cities In the State, and has a strong lii
j flu eneo in the State.
Mr. Montague, accompanied by his wife,
I Mr. Mitchell himself, who will come up
j to Richmond tn meet Ihe orator of the
occasion, and several representatives of
I tho press, will leave Richmond at 2:30
? o'clock Sunday afternoon. January 13th;
over Che Southern Railway in a private
car as tho guests of tho Virginia Society,
arriving in Atlanta the next morning. The
Governor will be tho guest cf the scB
ciety from the time he leaves his home
In this city until he returns here. While
In Atlanta ho will be entertained at the
hospitable home of Mr. ?and Mrs. Mitchell.
The celebration will be on an elaborate
scale, and will bo attended by many prom?
inent people in Atlanta, and other parts
of Georgia, including members of the
Daughters of the Revolution, Daughters
of the Confederacy, Confederate Veter?
ans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and
The event will he held in the Grand
?ossip Caught in
Jhe Jiotel Robbies.
Mr. Charles P. Wortham, a visitor to
this city from Chicago, was talking of
living expenses in Richmond.
"Outside, of the hotels, of course, I
understand the actual cost of living in
this city is marvelously low. I am now
stopping with a gentleman who lives In
Grace Street, has a beautiful home, a
wife and three children, and he tells me
the actual cost of living to his family,
clothes excepted, is less than fifty dollars
a month. And I may <?ay be lives wel'.
"I don't believe this would be possible
:n any other city in the world. I mean,
of course, where one lives exactly the
same way. And that Is where so' many
men make mistakes. If they would keep
away from the large cities, they could live
better all the year round, and have more
comfort in every way.
"Vet fifty out of a hundred young men
have at some time in their life a vague
desire to descend upon and capture a
large city. I had it myself and went to
Chicago. Everybody has it and nothing,
let me tell you, is worse for them."
considering the fact that Mr. Wortham
is worth about two hundred thousand
dollars, which he has made himself, the
force of his argument is somewhat shak
W h en a man tells mc that forty-three
? 'lillion miles is a short distance and
: stands ready to prove it; when he g? ammo
j quently announces that the globe upon
which we live is nothing more than a
! stray speck in the plan of the universe
and when he commets and destroys solar
: 3ystems with astounding ease, then one
I is forced to the conclusion that he is
| merely a vacuous h-.e in eternity.
"In" "Sartor Resarlus," Thomas Car
! lyle says that mankind can explain, the
making of worlds, but. by no stretch, of
his imagination can he figure how an
apple is put in a dumpling. I don't
tappen to know whether or not Mr. Gar
rett P. Serviss. the eminent astronomer,
could put an apple in a dumpling, but
j he is certainly an encyclopaedia of In?
formation as to .low the creation or woritfs
camo to pass.
He told me ..lese things last night:
? The world we inhabit, and the solar sys
i tern we knew was once gaseous matter.
! There is a great deal of hot air about it
This ? gaseous matter began whirling,
and as it whirled it contracted.
This contraction resulted in the throw?
ing off of an infinite number of whirling
Each whirling ring gradually contract?
ed Into a planet.
As they were- formed each planet cooled
until It became inhabitable.
They will keep on cooling until finally
they will freeze, then will come a tem?
porary end to it all.
The sun is now cooling, but there Is a
spark of comfort in the thought that It
will tako about ten million years to
After hearing all these things, I went
out and stumped my toe on some gaseous
"What makes a man laugh?" asked a
gentleman at Murphy's last night,
''Politics.'' I suggested.
*'No. I mean what is humor or wit as
wo know it?" he continued. "So man
has ever been able to satisfactorily explain
just why certain things are funny and
certain things ore not. Some have said
surprise will make one"lauph, but sur?
prises sometimos kill. Others have said
it is a realization of mental superiority,
but Shakespeare was funny. Others have
said other things, and now what is It?
"I'll tell volt," lie added graciously.
"Hypotlietic?l'.y it is a vagu? comprehen?
sion and. indulgent knowledge of tho In?
finite mastcryo f mid over matter; an
intellectual condescentlon resulting- from
human egotism descending to Its original
nlane and ? throwing aside of snackles
whicli have bound us to conventionali?
Then ho took a long breath.
Young Coupie Outwitted Parents and "Fur
prised Their Friends. :Li~
As a "purprise f.o ,thc"!r "friends -and
parents. Mr. AV. IT. H. .luckson. of No..
13 South Lombardy Street, .and -Mist"?
Melic Fergusson, of No. IG East Canal
Street, left yesterday morning for AVash?
ington to be married;.
' *? "?. ??" *?***-J... ? ?
The groom is but-jiinel^cen' and the bride
but sixteen, and on that account their
wadding Was opposed. They had kept
well their secret and not until late In
tho day, when investigation disclosed the
al.yenco of both from the city,, was there
any surmise as to their movements.
. CHINA SINCERE*
Pu Chun Deposed by Imperial Edict from
(By Assoclsted Pr?s*.)
PEKIN, Dec. 2.?The imperial edict
deposing the forme^ hoir apparent. Pu
Chun, son of Prince Tuan. the author of
the Boxer troubles, is generally considered
as tho strongest proof yet given of the
sincerity of the Empress' leaning towards
Considered with previous edicts; this last
ono appears to corroborate the belief
among Chinese officials that the Empress
sees the error of her anti-foreign policy
of recent years.
Conversing with representatives of two
of the foreign Powers, Prince Ching caid
China would oppose Russian control of
Manchuria if any of the Powers would
support her in so doing.
Mr. Duke Struck by Flying Wedge at the
tMi*. R. L. Duke, an employe at the
Richmond Locomotive Works, met with
a serious accident lost night from, a fly?
The iron struck Mr. Di'ike over the
right eye. Inflicting a deep wound,
which at "first was thought to be a
fracturo of tho skull, but upon being
taken to the Old Dominion Hospital,
where he was examined by Dr. Lewis
Bopher, it was found not to be so. serious.
Later, last night, the valient was re?
ported as doing quite well.
Supreme Cauri D?cision Brings Need Strongly
(Bj? Aseoc-Iated Press.)
AVASHINGTON. D. C, Dc?. 3.?The Su?
preme Court decision relative to ihe
Philippines has brought to th? attention
of leaders In Congress the need of legis-?
lation for the Philippines somewhat on:
the lines of that enacted for Porto Rico,
and particularly dealing with revenue
questions and imports from the Philip?
pines. Such legislation will originate in
the House of Rejtresen tati ves and it ap?
peared to bo considered that the AVays
and Means Committee will get up. the
insular revenue bill, the Insular iCommlt
tee dealing only with questions outside
of those Involving revenue.
One Man Wounds Another Fatally With an
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
SPOTSYLVANIA C. H.; VA., Dee. 3.??
Sales & Gibson applied to the County
Court here yesterday for license to'sell
whiskey at Mud Tavern. The applicants
were represented by E. H. DeJarriette,
Jr., and the contestants by F. \V. Cole
man. There being strong opposition, the
case was continued to the next term of
Ben Brown (colored) was indicted by a
special grand jury for burning the barn
of Rev. J. Y. Downing, of Richmond, the
farm of Mr. Downing being in this coun?
ty. "? ...,
Frank G. Sullivan and Tom Wolfrev.
both white men, got into' an"altercation
near Waco, in the lower end of" Orange
county, when Sullivan took Wolfery's axe
out of his hantls and inflicted a dangerous
wound, and probably fatal, in the abdo?
men of AVolfrey. It is reported that Sul?
livan was Intoxicated.
Ca.pt. John M. Smith, a prominent citi?
zen of the county, who was recently para?
lyzed, was able to attend court yester?
Awarded Fight on a Foul.
(By Associated Prccs.)
BALTIMORE, MD., Dec. 3.?"Joe" Tip
man, of Baltimore, was awarded the de?
cision on a foul over "Tommy" Feltz, the
balita m weight of Brooklyn, in the thir?
teenth round of a twenty-round tight
before the Knickerbocker Athletic Club
It w*as a hot light from atari to Unisti.
In tho thirteenth round Feltz butted Tip
man in the stomach while they were' in
a clinch, and? the referee awarded the de?
cision to Tipmaru
"Lost River," which will be at the
! Academy this afternc)?p. and night, has
tho merit of taking a fir instand as "a
. pastoral melodrama without evasion,
while its posters prepare one foi* most
tremendous sensations, such as the bi?
cycle ride for Ufo In the storm and the
sensational gallop for tne toll-gate with
its strong climax, ?osoph * Arthur's
types of character are as quaint as those
to Blue Jeans, but "Lost River" far cur
passes it in the less sensational scenes,
where tender love scenes and homeiy
sayings arc mingled with typical Hoosier
wisdom and humor.
One of the many interesting features
connected with the coming engagement
in this city of the musical comedy pre?
senting "A Runaway Girl" at the Acade?
my to-morrow night is the number of
hanelsome gowns worn by several of the
ladies in the company. Mr. Arthur Ounn,
tho leading feature of the company, is
said to be one of the smallest comedians
on the stage, but h's comedy quallllca
tions are in inverse ratio to his stature.
Doctor of Divinity.
In a recent issue of the Religious Her
! aid, Rev. ?V. S. Leake, pastor of i'ulton
Baptist Church, has the rollowing to say
in regards to conforming the title of Doc?
tor of Divinity:
if the trustees of our college realized
the scholarship and ability.of some of our
country pastors, they would, no doubt,
confer upon many of them tho title or
Doctor of Divinity. These good trustees
have put me mark of D. D. upon so
much timber that D. D. trees, accord?
ing to tbt-ologlcal specifications. HKe origi?
ni growth, are getting quite scarce in
Our city forests. Not many years ago,
they put the D. D. mark upon great
tress only, whose roots had a deep.hold
In tho rich soil ?f theology; but now it
Is a common sight to see two great big
D.'s upon a. sapling; and, if things qcn
llnue as they are, wc need not be sur?
prised to see them upon a sprout. Sap?
lings and sprouts are too young and green
to stand such deep marks. The-'Se marks
militate against their growth, and in some
instances the gashes have been so deep
as to let out all sap and render the poor
little sapling perfectly dry. As timber
in the cities Is getting so very scarce,
rthc writer would not be surprised if col?
lege timber-makers should some day find
him. and, with ?-.r great big, much-usea
O."D: axe. mark him and leave him to
stand as a monument of their' charity,
and as a reminder of a mighty famine
in D. D. timber. This "would put hini at
grent dlsaetvantage; f?r-h'e woulcr be"fc'6ifi-'
pletely overshadowed hy tho "great" trtes
bearing the same marie, and his sermons
und title would fall to match. The groat
country forests abound with tlrst-class Lv
??. tmiuer. Tho sound of. the ax? otttio
college ttmber-mnker Is rnrely lieara
there. If these dear brethren, who have
had so much trouble in finding suitable
Agents fer Monarch Pats?
Best $3.50 Shoes in the l?orld.
Members of the Legislature?the Constitutional Conven??
tion?the Grand Lod-re of Masons?and all others?will find in
our establishment everything .necessary and desirable for day and
evening wear?We carry only such character of goods which can
be recommended and guaranteed by us?Prices are in every
timber in the city forests, would explore
those of the country, the few saplings
left standing in the cities would not stand
any chance for tho next quarter of a
LONDON PRESS ON MESSAGE.
No Fault Can Be Found With Its Language
Toward British Government.
LONDON, Dec. I.?The London dally
papers this morning, looking at President
Roosevelt's message from the point of
view of its literary-power and the wealth
of weighty matters discussed, regard it
as one of tho most characteristic and
remarkable messages ever sent to Con?
gress. At the same time the papers rec?
ognize its conservative and business-like
moderation and that no attempt has been
made, as the Morning Post remarks, "to
Strike an attitude or carry his listeners j
On tho whole, however, the newspapers
are skeptical of any great outcome from 1
the President's efforts in the direction of
reform o fthe trusts, anti-anarchism or
reciprocity, the Idea being that the Sen?
ate will cfTcctualiy step in and prevent
any great changes in th?3 existing system.
Most of the papers remark upon the tone
of exultation adopted by President Roose?
velt In dealing -with the canal question, j
but they do not show the slightest dispo?
sition to cavil thereat.
The Times, in an editorial on the mes- !
sage, says it is distinguished by a clear-j
ness, firmness and deserved ? strength
which do not require the rhetorical pyro?
technics of popular platitudes. "We cer?
tainly have no fault to find," says the
Times, "with his language towards the
British Government, or indeed with his
foreign policy generally. It is not easy
to see how. the exclusion policy can be j
enforced. The. United States would to?
day b? poorer in many of the finest ele?
ments of its national character jf an en?
trance fee had been demanded of every
settler in the early days of colonization.'
The?Times thinks that reciprocity and
the trusts will prove thorny problems and
that the President's cautious handling of
the latter will disappoint some of the
passionate, social, reformers.
: NEW YORK.?Tom Sharkey posted a
forfeit of J2,<X)0 to.-day with a challenge
to Jeffries to light for the championship.
Sh?rkey also posted $2,50?) on behalf of
Dave Sullivan to bring about a match
with "Young Corbett."
BALLSTON, N. Y?The First National
Bank of this place was closed to-day
pending an investigation by a National
Rank examiner. It is stated that the
closing of the bank's doors followed th?j
discovery of irregularities in the. accounts
of the teller, Charles E. Fitchana.
AVASHINGTON. 1>. C?At the request
of Governor-General Wood, of Cuba, the
itinerary of the North Atlantic Squadron
has been changed so as to have the
squadron at Havana during the Christ?
mas holidays?from December 17th to 26th.
MONTGOMERY, ALA.?Practical road
building was illustrated here to-day by
| experts of the Southern Railway Good
Roads Special. To-morrow the Good
? Roads Convention will meet In the House
! of Representatives, and dally sessions
will bo held during the remainder of the
CHICAGO, ILL?.?Tho International
Live St?ck Association opened here to?
day. The gathering adopted what was
said to be the first resolutions based on
President Roosevelt's message. These
;.resolutions commended the President's
-attitude toward the reclamation of arid
lands by "irrigation and urged' Congress
\ to a serious consideration of the question.
The feature of the day's session was the
address of Secretary of Agriculture Wil?
son. His topic was "Mixed j_.ivc Stock
? CHICAGO, ILL.? Mayor Harrison open
; edly severed relations with City Clerk
Loefier to-day, and at the same time set
? at rest all rumors of a quarrel between
', himself and Robert E. Burke by saying
that Burke was his friend.
BERLIN.?On the resumption of the
tariff debate in the Reichstag to-day.
Count Von Posadowsky-Wehner. Secre?
tary of the Interior, spoke in favor of
the" bill. The Leftists frequently inter?
rupted him. taking strong exceptions to
his remarks, and the Rightists respondea
CHICAGO, ILL.?B. T. Van Allen, sec?
retary of the Holland Society of Chicago,
has received a letter from the secretary
of President Kruger, In reply to an In?
vitation to visit America, saying that
nothing has been decided as to the event?
ual visit to America.
WASHINGTON, D. C?Counsel for tho
Government have presented to the Span?
ish Treaty Claims Commission a brief
in support of the motion to dismiss the
claims growing out of the sinking of the
SCRANTON. PA.?Half a hundred offi?
cers and delegates? of the American Fed?
eration of Labor are already here to at?
tend the annual convention, which opens
Thursday morning in St. Thomas Col?
lege Hall. . . :...
A.DRIAN MICH.-It is expected that
the coronor*sjury which has been Inves?
tigating the cause of the death .of the
victims of the disastrous wreck or?? the
Wabash Railroad near Seneca last Wetl
nesdav night, in which many Italian emi?
grants wero crushed and burned to death,
will render a verdict to-morrow. The
testimony to-day brought out the fact
that there wero three different Interpre?
tations among the crew of the eastbound
train. No. 4, ci the orders under which
tho train.was running.
Engineer Strong admitted that it was
his misunderstanding of tho orders that
caused the wreck. He accounted for the
: error by the fact that the wind was blow?
ing when the order was hantled him. and
that while he was reading It one corner
of the paper was blown over, hiding the
NEW YORK.?Two matches were played
in the International ?Billiard Tournament
In th? ?Madison Square Garden Concert
Hall to-day. In the afternoon George
Sutton. of Chicago, defeated Leonard
(Howison, of Canada, by a 8core;of 400 to
In -the-evenings George ?F. Sloseon^-of
th's city, met Ora O. Mornlngetar, of
Rochester. Ind.. and ran out his 400
points whll? tMorulngstar was making 1G5,
HEIR TO FORTUNE
An Aged Miller and Sister in Rich?
mond Left in Affluence by
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
AUBURN MILLS. VA., ?>ec. "J.?In the
old stone-mill house here, which has long
been a picturesque landmark, Moses Har?
ris has plied his daily task as miller for
forty-live years, eating the bread of hon?
esty and contentment, but now at six?
ty-three has the prospect of an old age
of ease. Many years oso a brother
moved to Missouri, and his iamiiy lost
all trace of him till last summer, when
an advertisement appeared in the papers
asking for his heirs. His estate is esti?
mated at ?SO.Wi". and Moses ana a sister,
Mrs. Sarah Thaxton, of Richmond, are
the sole legatees. He is so wee'ded.
though, to hi3 life and room in *.i corner
of the mill, it is doubtful if ae will be
willing to exchange it for a palatial
Mr. C. T. Dabney, of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, with his wife and? daughter,
has been with his sister, Mr?. Sp-.ts
wc-od Wingfield. for <a week, but left for
home this morning via Richmond.
Mr. S. L. Wingfield and bride were at
St. Peter's Sunday. She -.var? Misa -'"?
Jackson, a leading farmer in this section,
and will no doubt be an able assistant tn
th.at line to her husband, who is also a
Y. W. C. A. CONVENTION.
Representatives of Associations of Two Vir.
???aians in Second Annual Session.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
BLACKSTONE. VA., Dec. 3.?The sec?
ond annual convention of the Young Wo
? men s Christian Association of Virginia
j and West Virginia was held at Black?
stone Female institute, Blackstone, Vir?
ginia, November 29th. to December 2d.
The consecration service at S:30 o'clock
Friday evening was !ed by Mrs. F. N.
Martin, chairman of the State Commit?
tee. After this service a hearty welcome
was extended to the delegates by Miss
Margaiei Whitehead. in behalf "of the
Blackstone Association, "to which Miss
Larew, of Randolph-Macon Woman's Col?
lege, responded on behalf of the dele?
gates. After this the visitors enjoyed an
There are twenty-two associations in
the two Virginias?, those of Blackstone
Female Institute and Randolph-Ma con
Woman's College anil State Normal, at
Farmville, being the largest. The fol?
lowing is a list of the schools represented,
together with the delegates from each
Virginia College, Roanoke. Va.?Misses
Sarah Apperson and Delia Moss.
Randolph-Macon Institute, Danville.
Va.?Misses Rebecca Allen and May
Stato Female Normal. Farmville, Va.?
Misses Mar->* SL C. Woodruf. Anna C.
Paxton, Emma King. Mary Peck.
Rawlings Female Institute, Charlottes?
ville. Va.?Misses Gwendolyn Cobb ar.d
Sullins College, Bristol, Tenn.?Miss
Blackstone Female Institute?Misses
Margaret Whitehead, Frances Rogers.
Ashby Allen. Sallie Garland. Annie Lee
Bland, and Annie Beai.
Valley Seminary, Waynesboro, Ya.?
Miss Louise Hiner.
Powhatan College. Charleston. W. Va.?
Misses Bess HIJstand and Maude Wcod.
Conference Seminary. Buckhannon, XV.
Va.?Miss Kittie Martin.
Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Lynchburg. Va.?Misses Gillie Larew.
Nellie Nevitt, Una Riddick, Valcorn Ran
Nellie N?vitt, Unie Riddick, Valcoiir Ran
dred Patterson, Maude Carroll, Madeline
Mpnp. and Mrs. F. M. Martin.
Of these delegates, four were members
The members of the State Executive
Committee present were Mrs. F. N. Mar?
tin (chairman). Misses Maud Broauuus,
Madeline Mapp, Mary Woodruf, Martha
Allen. Eva Williams, and Leftwlch.
Among the visitors present wero some
of special interest to Y. W. C. A. workers:
Miss Effio Kelley Price, student secretary
of the American Committee; Miss Helen
Barnes, city secretary of American Com?
mittee: Rev. B. F. Lipscomb. pastor of
Washington-Street Church, Petersburg;
Miss Irene Mann, returned" misslonary
from Japan; Arakt San, young Japanese
The early morning service of prayer,
observed during the three days of the
convention, was held by Miss Woodruf.
Tho first business session of the con?
vention was held at 0 A. M. The office's
of the convention wore elected as fol?
President?Mrs. F. W. Martin.
First Vice-President?Miss Nellie Ben?
Second Vice-President?Miss Leftwich.
First Recording Secretary?Miss Mary
Second Recording Secretary?Miss Mar?
First Press Secretary?Miss Julia Black
Second Press Secretary?"*"iss Gillie La?
After the officers had taken their seats,
a half-hour was devoted to Bible study
under the leadership of Miss Price.
Report frcm the ass.ieiatior.s w^e very
encouraging, for while there was, per?
haps, only a normal increase in member?
ship, yet there was evident ? decided j
deepening of interest in whatever per- |
tains to association " life.
? novel feature of the convention was |
,the display of posters made by the as- I
sedations, those from the State Normal
and R. M. W. C. belr.g especially worthy
of comment. ?
After p. short business meeting, tn
which many sttg-gestlons. practical as
well as enlivening, were made by Misi?
Barnes, the convention adjourned until
Tho other R?sidons of the convention
on Saturday afternoon and evening. Sun?
day morning, afternoon ami night, and
Monday morning, were also full of inte*.
est. practical suggestione and inspiration.
Saturday evening brought with It the
pleasure ?>f a matchless address by Misa
Price on "The Privileges of the Stu?
In the afternoon Miss Mann gave a
very interesting an?; instructivo talk on
mission work in Japan. irti?3 Mann wn."i
accompanied by Arakl San. a young
Japanese- woman, who v,-i!t in February
return to Japan as a trained nurse.
Miss Barnes' address on Sunday was s
powerful appeal to every educated
young woman to ni?! in the salvation of
the women of great cities, ?physically,
socially, intellectually, spiritually.
The final business meeting was held orx
MANY WANT PARDONS.
Governor is Besieged Daily, But Tnrn3 Deaf
Ear?Callers at the Capitol.
The close of the term of Governor
Tyler is marked with many applications
for pardons. They come fromevery sec- '
tion of tho State. Tho Governor has de- ?
cieled, however, not to exercise Execu?
tive clemency again unless In the. most
urgent cases, where it Is recommended?
by the physician to the penitentiary.
This morning .Mr. Tyler, the father of
the young man now at the prison con?
victed of the betrayal of the young wo?
man who has since become his wife.
Mr. Tyler saw Mr. Owen, the secretary .
to the Governor. The Governor was en- -
gaged at the time, and Mr. Owen. ?3
kindly as possible, told him that to-day
at least His E.xcellenci* would be too
busy to take the matter up.
The young wife ha3 also frequently
been to see the Governor, and the Execu- ;
ti%*e has also told her that there was
little hope that he could do anything '
to help her.
The Governor had many callers to-day.
Most of them were members of the Legis?
lature. Among those who came t?*> see
him. however, who are just here on pri- *
vate business, were Judge Talinferro. of
Gloucester, and Mr. George Fergusson, a ?
lawyer, of Appomattox county.
Mr. G. W. K?lner, the Commissioner ;
of Agriculture, and his secretary. Mr. E.
B. Chesterman. are busy Just now with
compiling the rep?->rt of the Commission- a
er. The report Is the usual annual pap**r.
which will go to the Ge?vernor the last of
this month. It will show that much has
been done by the department during the
past twelve months. It will be the flrst
report since the "Test Farm" was
Captain T. J. Stratton. Chief o? the In?
spectors of Fertilizers, is at his home. It? ?
Appomattox county. He is sick.
Mr. George S. Stevens, clerk of the Or- :
cult Court of Nelson county, was a caller
at the office of Auditor Marye this morn?
ing. Many other gentlemen called.
There were members of the Generai Aiu
sembly who were paying their respect?
to their old friends In the office.
The following were the proceedings in
the Supreme Court yesterday.
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com- *
pany vs. Walker and others. Further
argued by N. C. Manson, Jr., ami F. S.
Kirkpat?.tk ??? appellees nnd Randolph
Harrison for aj.pellant, and submitter!.
The ne.<t case to be heard 13 No. 29,
Redforl vs. C?arke.
Americans Will Not Negotiate With Fili?
MANILA. December 3.?Advices from
j Catbalogan. capital of the Island of Sa?
mar, report that the Insurgent general,
Lukban. has ofteretl to negotiate terms of
surrender to General Smith. To this or
fer the American commaneler replied that
the time for negotiations had passed.
Lieutenant-Commander James M. Helm,
commanding the Fnited States gunboat
Frolic, destroyed during November 147
bouts engagetl in smuggling supplies to
General Smith has ordered alt mate
Filipinos to leave the coast towns for
the interior. In order to be allowed te
return, they must bring guns, prisoner?
or Information of the whereabouts of la
; Five hundred natives of Catbalogan
| have volunteered to fight the Insurgents
; In order to bring peace to Samar. OC
i these one hundred have been accepted.
j They are armed with bolo3 and spears
and are doing scouting duty under com
inand of Lieutenant Compton.
At. daylight yesterday Lieutenant
Baines. of the Ninth Infantry, attacked
and destroyed a rebel fort. Inflicting
heavy los3. and captured the officers at
breakfast. He found at the fort an ar?
senal with appliances for making and re?
Tho American marines are working
havoc with the insurgent cause in the
Southern part of Samar. Lieutenant
Wm. B. Fletcher, commanding the gun?
boat Quiros. has destroyed twelve salt
manufactories, thirty-five tons of hemp,
twelve tons of rice and several bar?
rios, which served as rendezvous for th?
?Made a Bi Haul.
Mr. R. W. Jolly, of this city, killed fifty
nine Mallard ducks at ono shot on Sat?
urday at his marsh, on Turkey Island,
about thirty miles down the river. Mr.
Jolly came up from the island last nignt
on tho steamer Pocahontas. He had
sevoral hundred ducks on board, con?
signed to a local commission merchant.
Mr. Jolly stated that ducks are plentiful
and can be brought clown with a boat
oar. Mr. Jolly has been on the Island
several weeks and has made shipments t<*
the city every week of several hundred.
Mr. Jolly Is considered ono of the beat
marksman on the lower James; he ??**??
an Improved duck gun. A load for bis
gun is only 15 drams of powder and six
ounces of number six shots. H* has ?
number of times brought down as raany
as thirty birds at one shot, but flfty-nln?
la the best he has ever made. Ho wilt re?
turn to tho marsh to-morrow.