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W? NUMBER, 16,226.
iUCI?MOND, VA., TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF PAY'S HEWS
WASHINGTON, April 27.-Forcctust for
Tuesday and Wednesday:
Virginia?Fair, warmer Tuesday. Wed?
nesday Tiilr; fro???! east to south wlndei
North ('nrnllriu'-'Fnlr Tuesday; warmer
In Interior. Wcdnosduy fair In east, ehow
era nnd cooler In weat portion; fresh coat
Yesterday afternoon was a. genuino
.spring day. but after nlghltnll.lt grew
chilly again, the mercury dropping from
?9 nt 8 o'clock to 52 nt midnight. Tho
prospoctn for to-day and |to-morrow uro
fair niiil warmer.
STATE OF THE' THERMOMET?tt.
? ?, M.,. r,4
12 M. ..,..,.?. ?2
B P. M.,. en
6 P..M. 07
0 P. M. ?
Highest temperature yesterday. Kl
Lowest temperature yesterday........ 47
Moan temperature yesterday. M
Normal temperature for April. 63
Df.'pHi't'.iro from normal temperature.. 03
l'lecilpltutlon during past 24 hours.... 00
April 28, 11)03.
Bun rises.5:20 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets.C:fi5 I Morning.,.,.5:07
MoOn sets.'....8:23 | l.?;veiling.5:30
Legislative committee recommends that
Ufo-slzo bronze statues of Washington,
nnd Lee bo placed In Btatuary Hall at tho
National Capitol-Aldermen concur In
tho resolution nllowing the Corporation
CornmlsBlon space In tho City Hall?.
Stiriti,?? visit tho Confederate Bazaar
Bplendlil tribute paid the. memory of Dr.
J. L. M. Curry Sunday night-Trip of t'to_
educators down th?.? James-Case of
Btate vs. National Council Jr. O. U. A. M.
-Annual convention of Federation of
Labor to bo held hero Ma ? 5th-Hotel
men are to organize-Distinguished Vir?
ginians .go to St. Louis?-A young man
falls to his death-More Oounellmon to
resign-Great success of the Wednesday
C'lul?-Minister denominates enfranchise?
ment of negroes as the blackest of crimes
?'??Dr, Lytnan Abbott and Rev. W. R.
Moody preached here Sunday?Richmond
College students Bttrred up by the award?
ing of orator's medal-Base-ball mag?
nates meet, but ro State schedule has so
far been propared-First Presbytorlnn
Church striving to retain Be'.?. Dr. R. P.
Herr-Jamestown ? director? go to St.
Louis-Arbitration Committee of, the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen In
?session horo-City of Blchmond Is
"squatter" on land-Company A, of tho
Blues, elects officers?Committee urge?
Mr. jfi.il,crtlt. Gordon not to leave tho
Council-??Chaos prevail?? over tho Mann
bill In Hcnrlco county-Social clubs muat
reorganize In order to obtain licenses to
roli liquor-Important nilinu; yesterday
, by Judge T. Ashby Wlekhnm-The
Jamestown bill ln tho hands of tho Gov?
ernor,?Government's check for the
?hnfer building received here-Man kill?
ed In Blchmond. Frcderlcksburg and Po?
tomac yards Idcntlllcd ns E. T. Dillon
Council. lowers a number of liquor li?
censes, but leaves many untouched?
Campbell case comes up to-day-C*el??bra
llon of Odd-Fellows yesterdny-Blues to
observo their 110th anniversary May 9th.
MANCHESTER-?-Cel.-bratlon of Redmen
lust night?-Elks Initiate Ilvo candldutea
-A warrant sworn out-Commltteeman
threatens to resign-?Funeral of S. H.
Andrews.?Coming marriage-Death of
Mr. Edward Moore. ?
Gould negotiating for water front prop?
erty for "Wabush rood on Hampton Bonds
??-Carpenters ln Newport News to strike
on May 1st-District? In York and Jnmee
City go dry-Sunday laws enforced In
?Charlottosvllle-Telephone extension In
Mecklenburg-Diphtheria in Woodstock
?-Arrangements for commencements In
Lexington?No liquor llconsoe granted ln
Essex?-Fellows chosen at Hampden-Sid
r?.;y-Cannery at Belle Haven-Base?
ball enthusiasts hope for a team In that
city-Only one liquor license granted In
Lunonburg-Laborers nt Mnntvalo lo?-o
both eyes by dynamite explosion-Antl
raloon league activo on Eastern Shore
Bull for damages for arrest at Norfolk
Local polities active at, Norfolk-Small
boat cut In two and man drowned by
Steamer on the Potomac-Petersburg
negro church votes to dismiss pastor-?
"W. H. Well? attempts suicido In Suffolk
.-Lewis Dnlton, of PlttsyH-nnla, kills
young wife and then himself-Negro
phot to death foi Lynchburg. Deaths
Mrs. Anna Elgin In Leesburg; Henry
Mullen In Spotsylvanla: Mrs. T. McG'rack
en In Frcderlcksburg: Mrs. Charlea Lim?
erick near Baltimore; John Taylor at
Puogoteagne; Dr. George W. Hoffman
Meeting of fruit and produce travelors
In Wilmington-Canadian Insurance com?
pany Investigating death of Skinner
Wreck on the Southern nenr Balelgh
J.'lnhermen probably lost In the storm near
. Elizabeth City-Death ot A. C. Vogler
lit Wlnstou-Salem-Fries cotton mill
merger conference nt Greensboro.
United Stales Supremo Court delivers
? knock-out blow to John S. Wise and the
Virginia negroes by deciding a similar
caso adversely to their contention-Re?
port of General Nelson A, Mlle3 on the
conditions of the Philippines Is mail?? pub?
lic, and proves to bo a blttor excoriation
of affairs us ho found tmem In tho Islands
.?Dr.. Willis P. Odell, of tho Calvary
Methodist Church, Now York, declares to
his congregation that drunkonnoss among
women Is rapidly on the Increase-Col.
John 8. Mosby disappointed those who ex?
pected to hear him speak on General
Grant?Oberlln Carter acting as attornoy
bv preparing writs of habeas corpus for
Ills fellow prisoners-Rev. Denn McNulty
made a tour of Pnterson saloons on Sun?
day, nnd |n those ho found In operation ho
threw contents of their glasses Into the
faces of tho drinkers??Early of Yar?
mouth weds MIsb Shaw In Pittsburg
Eleven men killed and twenty-live Injured
In a wreck In Kansas?7Thousnnds greet
President Boosevelt ln Omaha, and the'
city was In gnla attire to receive hlm-~
Klng Edward the guest In Borne of King
Emmanuel?.Warrant served on Earl of
Yarmouth Just before he left tho hotel to
be married-Members of tho original
steel corporation syndicate made fifty mll
'lon--dbllai'B or two hundred per oent. on
?tho amount of money they put 'up, nnd got
tho monev back, too?-Brooklyn Demo
??ratio Club holds harmony dinner on
COLONEL MOSBY WAS
UNABLE TO BE PRESENT
(Rwolul ti Tli? Tlmp?-r?l?p?ti'h.)
BOSTON. MASS., April 27.?Grant
night was celebrated by tho Middlesex
Club to-night without tho principal
Bpealtcr, Colonel John S. Mosby, of Vir?
ginia, Word was received at tho last
moment that he could ? not bo 'pr?sent,
but no reason was asslgnod. The mem?
bers nnd guests wore much disappointed,
for they hnd counted much on hearing
Ihe "Marion of tho Confederacy" present
.-onerai Grunt fropi the olnndpolnt of a
man who fought bin?, for four years.
Tho South woe represented; by Hop.
Joseph C. Manning, of Alabama.
?POLICY KING" ADAMS
SENT TO SING SING
l (Hy Assurta'?.??l Preaa.)
NEW YORK, April S7.-"A1". Adam*.
Jbe so-?iiiled ''Policy King," was to-day
removed to Sing Sing prison to begin
serving ' his sentence for having policy
.??u-j-liornalla, in Ua poaseiisloa.
Requests of Some Deal?
ers Acceded to.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF
It Will Probably Be About
Three Thousand Dollars.
LARGE NUMBER MUST
PAY HIGHER LICENSE
Great Quantity of Requests for Reduc?
tion? Were Not Looked Upon With
Favor by the Finance Commit?
tee?The Tax on Peddlers
Was Not Made
-With the adoption by tho Common
Council laut night of tho report of tho
Finance Committee on the numerous ap?
plications for a reduction of liquor
license, which will certainly be con?
curred In by the'Board,? the hard-fought
battio and much-talkcd-of question Is
ovor and done.? As a result, thirty deal?
er? In liquors and lunch were given re?
ductions' ranging from 116 to $160 and
aggregating ln the sum total about
Barring Just a little sparring and an
amusing war of words between Messiv.
Mills and Cronshaw, the meeting of the
Common Cmincll, which had been called
especially for the purpose, was feature?
less, tho findings being adopted as a
whole and by an unanimous vote.
When the report was read a number
of members made .Inquiries about this
or that saloon, and It looked:as If the
paper would be adopted?without delay.
However, Mr Mills wished to have the
petition of Hollinan & Brother, Main
and SoventeentS Streets, recommitted,
whereupon Mr. Crensliaw and Mr.- An?
derson offered a strenuous objection,
submitting'that such action would re?
sult in reopening the entire question:
Mr. Mills threatened that unless this
action was taken he would exercise his
privilege, under tho rules, and call for
tho consideration of each name sepa?
rately. Such a step would have kept
tho br?dy for hours, and the entire re?
port would have doubtless been defeated.
Mr. Mills finally withdrew the request
and the report Avas adopted as a whole.
Tour Committee on Finance, to whom
was referred by your honorable body and
the Board of Aldermen, with authority
to report to either body, numerous ap?
peals for ? reduction ln license taxes s-.s
sesscd ?or ?f?03. respectfully states that
they have given careful consideration to
all appeals so referred; that during
the many sitting necessary for this
purposo nearly every party represent?
ed In these appeals, app??ared and
was heard'in person and many of them
were also represented by attorneys.
Your committee resjiectfully recommend
the adoption ?t 'the ??????,????*! '
Resolved, by tho Council of the city
of Rlohmiwid, the Board of Aldermen
concurring, that the license taxes as
fixed by the Finance Committee against
the following-named persons and firma
for 1903 be so altered as to reduce
the assessment against said persona, and
firms for 1.03 to the extent and by the
amount placed opposite each of their
names In this resolution, to-wlt:
D. O'Dwyer, $100; Kate Meredith, $100}
C. J. Nn-relstrmn. $100; W. B. Ktdd. $150;
J. W. McMahon, $100; Snoll & Davis, -100;
Joe. Wallmeyer. ISO; A. W. Rosene, $1C0;
G. E. Myer. $100; A. D. Blankenshlp, $100;
Jos, Broncoll, $100; O. Guedrl, $100; J. M.
Allen, *?100; J. F. O'Grndy, $100; A. Wall?
meyer, $50; George Edolbult, $50; Conni?.?"
& Miller, restaurant, $15; W. T. Tucker,
$100; J. D. Poylo, restaurant', $16; J.
Llchenstoln, $100; C. P. Gary, $100: V,
T. Fagan, $76; Kate McDonald, 1100; J.
?R. Conway, $100; A. L. Engleking, $100;
B, C, Metzger, $100; ?. E. Johnson, $100;
Lord & C"owardln, $100; G. H. Plageman.
$100; Wm. Rankin, $100.
And that the appeals of the persons and.
firms whose names follo.w for reduction In
license taxes assessed against them for
1903 be denied, to-wit:
D. W. MoKell & Co., C M. Duke, F.
KILLS YOUNG WIFE
AND THEN HIMSELF
Lewis Dalton. ofPittsylvanla,
Shoots Woman He Had
'Special to Tlio Tlnieu-ninpnteh,)
CHATHAM, VA., April 27.-Lewis
Dalton, of Sycamore, In Plttsylvanla
counly, on Saturday niorntng shot and
Instantly killed his wife, then turned
the revolver upon himself and ended his
own Ufo. Dalton hud only been married
a short while, but had not- llvod very
happily with his vife and recently left
her. His wife? was residing with .her
father, ? Saturday morning Dalton went
to see lior, and after speaking to her
drew a revolver and killed her. without
a moment's ? warning. Her father was
near and remonstiatod with Dalton,
who replied that he would kill him if
ho had enough balls, but only had two
and would end his own life-with them,
nnd at once fired, ending hie life. Dalton
was a young man and, no reason Is given.
_???? hla. act : . * .,
Jacobe & Bro., Joe. Weinstein, D, Cas
cl, C. Cosby, Chas. Maroni, Brown &
Han-borry, Low!" Alliier, ?. ?. Stumpf,
J. A. McDonald, M. Cartnody, M. Massel,
A. Carrlorl, J. M. Thompson, Mrs. A. D.
Atkinson, W.' H. Zimmerman, D. Holli?
nan & Bro? A. Pucelnclll, J, J. Robben,
F. Coneanl, Hulcher & Perklnson, E. J.
Cook, B. J. Hagan, Henry Solomon, A.
Honesty, D. Michail, Dee Jones, J, a.
Wann, D. A. Blankenshtp, Herman Ull
man, W. M. Miller, G. W. Clark, P, j.
Griffon, Joe Daglloni, C. D. Hutzlor, H.
H. Hurt-iell, Sam Millor, Mrs. O'Rouke,
V. Donati & Bro., Mrs. A. E. Martin.
W. Bottoms, G, Watt Taylor, E. Garzoll,
H. Schwartz, F. ?, Picchi, L. Rose &
Co., W. J. Taylor, J. Danzaron!, P. V.
Moore, Jas, J. Koaveney, J. C. Woln
brnu, J. R. Bowen, I>owls Marchetti,
J.?B. Delaruo, D. Baeggl, P. Bromo, J.
J, Walsh, *.. ailJlo, C. Onesty, J. E. Me'
Laughlln, H. M. Moran, Marchetti &
Cassolll, C. Ciucci, R. Washington, G.
W. Robbon, S. C. Poli, M. Consani, R.
Boldiocl, two places; and forty or fifty
LICENSE ON PEDDLERS.
At tho meeting an ordinance, recom?
mended by the Finance Committee, do
creaeltiff tho license tax on peddlers of
country produce from $100 to $00 pe??
annum, was defeated.
ELEVEN WERE KILLED:
(By Associated Press.)
BUFFALO, KAB., April 27.-A north?
bound. Missouri Pacific stock train crash?
ed Into the rear end of a work train Just
north of this town last evening, and
eleven mon wore killed and twenty-five
injured. Ten of the latter are seriously
and four ^probably fatally hurt. They
wore Greeks and Italians, excepting one,
Peter Fryo, an American, who has lived
here several years and' was a boss on
the work train. The cause of tho wreelt
is given as misreading of orders.
Bridal Party Was Late In Get?
ting to Church.
.': Hi ?
MANY RUMORS AFLOAT
Nothing Tangible Could Be Learned to
Account for the Delay?Brother
Who Was to Give Bride Away
Never Showed Up.
(By Associated Pre??.)
PITTSBURG, PA., April 27.-Geo. Fran
da Alexander Seymour, the Earl of Yar?
mouth, England, and Alice Cornelia
Thaw, of Pittsburg, daughter of the late
William Thaw, were married this after?
noon in Calvary P. E. Church. The
bride wore a magnificent gown of. ivory
satin, trimmed with duchesse lace, made
high necked and with a court train. Bhe
carried a bouquet of orchids and lilies of
the valley and wore tito lino string o?
pearls that waa her brother's wedding
Joaiah C. Thaw gave the bride away
and Rev. Dr. W. T. McBwan, assisted
by Rev, Dr. John H. McTlwalne,. were
the ofllolatlng clergymen. Dr. McEwan,
pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church,
of which Miss Thaw is a member, per?
formed tho first part of the Bervlce, and
Dr. Mcllwaine, rector of Calvary Church,
pronounced tho benediction.
Mrs. George Lauder Carnegie was her
sister's matron of honor with Miss Nancy
Carnegie, Miss Martha Ferguson, ,Lady
Jane _Seyraour, Miss Isabel May, Miss
Elinor Wilson and Miss Mary Thaw
Thompson as brldemaids. They wore
white chiffon gowns, whle leghorn hats,
trimmed ln white flowers and carried
bunches of white and purple lilies. Lord
Edward Seymour was his brother's best
Preceding the ceremony an elaborate or?
gan recital was rendered. When the sched?
uled time for the ceremony?4 o'cU.k?ar?
rived, the wedding march was begun, but
the bridal party did not appear. For
some reason tho party was delayed and
did not arrive at the church until 4:45.
Many rumors were put in circulation,
but nothing tangible could be learned to
account for tho delay.
Flnnlly the bridal party arrived and at
4:46 the ceremony waa begun. Harry
Kendall Thaw, tho bride's eld,er brother,
who was to have given her away, failed
to appear and her younger brother ? Jo
slnh performed that portion of the core
mony. " **
After the church ceremony, thore waa
a reception at Lyndhurst, tho Thaw res?
idence. The bride gave to her attend?
ants diamond and amethyst bracelets.
The newly wedded couple left this even?
ing for a brief honeymoon trip before
'sailing for England.
STATE COUNCIL VS.
Interesting Cause to Come
Before Chancery Court
, at the Next Term.
At the next term of the Chanoery
Court Judge Grlnnan will hear the evi?
dence and arguments in the Injunction
case of tho State Council of the Junior
Order of United American Mechanics
against the National Association of the
same fraternity, which has been pending
for a year or moro. Much Interest is
manifested In the approaching hearing,
and attorneys are now engaged In taking
depositions of witnesses whoso testimony
will has'o an Important bearing on the
final outcome of- the case.
The Stata order Is represented by Mr.
Samuel A. Anderspn, who, wll) doubtless,
be assisted by Mr. Frank W. Christian,
while the National Associatimi has re?
tained Mr. Charles V. Meredith to'fight
the application for the, restraining order.
Owing to tho thousands of InUrortod
members of the two rival orders in Vir?
ginia, Ihe outcome of 'the petition for the
Si.Uui.cUoi?. wiu ?.<_? t-?atetei With, loteros*.
OF LEE AND
Gen. Lee to Be Made by
E. V. Valentine.
REPORT OF THE
Each Is to Be Composed of
Bronze and Life-Size.
THE COST OF THE TWO
Statue of General Lee to Be Modeled
from the Recumbent Statue at Lex?
ington: That of Washington
After the Famous One by \
Houdeh In the Rotunda
of the State Capitol.
The State of Virginia Is to present to
the 'United States a life size portrait stnUa
ln bronze ol Robert Edward Lee. and a
bronzo replica of tha Boudon statue at
Washington. Tho cost of the two is es?
timated at ?17,000. Certainly a bill pro?
posing such a donation to the Federal
government Is to be offered to-day sim?
ultaneously in both houses of tho General
Assembly, and as the bill has the en?
dorsement of tho legislativo Joint com?
mittee, it Is not anticipated that it will
have much, if any, opposition. The In?
troduction of this bill will bo tho setiuol
to tho passage of, the Halsey Joint reso?
lution proposing to place a statue of Lee
ln Statuary Hall. It Is proposed by tho
special committee constituted at that time
to ascertain tho. cost of providing such
a statue. .
Tho committee after fully considering
the matter and conferring with Sculptor
Edward V. Valentine, determined to make
the .recommendation already outlined.
ALL SIGNED BEPOBT..
As stated, ?very member of the com?
mittee will sign the ^report accompanying
the MU. Mr. Sipo ^preferred a marble
statue of heroin" sis??. Instead of bronzes
of life size, but" that wa?- merely his In?
dividual preference which he will not
insist upon. Ho signed the report,
The statue of Lee Is to be 'made by
Valentine, and will bo modeled from the
famous recumbent statue on the Leo
sarcophagus at Lexington, Vn. ? The
(Sculptor has tbe exact measurements, of
both the faoo and form of General Lee,
and will produce a statuo which will he
the exact reproduction of tho face and
body of the great Confederate chieftain.
It Is a remarkable fact that thoro Is not
in existence to-day a full length, erect j
effigy of General Lee, with the exception
of tho statue crowning the ?,#? monu?
ment in New Orleans, and this is not ?
portrait statilo, nnr one suitable 'for In?
door statuary. There is a. recumbent
figure at Lexington, and nn equestrian
figure In the westorh part of the city,
the ' Merde statue, but there Is not In
Virginia nor outside of the State with the
ulnglo exception noted, an erect full
length efllgy of Lee.
Very Best Man.
Tho ono to be made by Valentine will ?
present the face of tho recumbent statue,
nnd the form will be made from the
measurements In tho sculptor's posses?
sion. The committee did not consider
any other than Valentina, for tho reason
that they considered him of all men best
fitted to preserve to tho world the figure
of Lee, the soldier. It fs ostlmated that
the Leo statue will cost $10,000.
In addition to this and as a companion
Many Leave Church Rather
Than Sign a Temper?
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW YORK, April 27.?In many Hnr
lem homes to-day tho sensational sermon
of tho Bev. Dr. Willis P. Odell, of the
Calvary -Methodist ('hurch, and on? of
tho most popular minist?re in t'.ila city,
In which last night, he emphatically de?
clared to a congregation of 2,000 people
In his big church that drunkenness
among women Is ?alarmingly on the In
cerase, Is being discussed with amazo
rpent. After the sermon, a dozen young
women wero sent among the congrega?
tion with total abstinence pledges, and
hundreds of women signed them.
Before the glrlp, reached thorn, however,
scores of women loft tho church.
. "This sermon Is especially for women,"
bluntly began Dr. Odell; "drunkenness
U alarmingly op. the l.-croaae among
"I snt down In a down-town restaurant
recently. A woman, as fashionably
dressed as any In this audience, camo In
and sat near me. When the waiter ap?
proached sho ordered whiskey ett-nlgli?..
Ho brought It with a umili g! iss of
water. She ijushed the water nell'io nnd
drank' the liquor at a singlo draught.
She paid the waiter and left.
"That woman was no novice at drink?
ing, and ehe may Iiav.o hoen o, Harlem
"As a rest?'1 "' women drinking scores
of children-little girls of six nnd elght
nre taught the habit? Tho little girl-? are
sent for beer and tha. bartender always
puts In some for the ohlld who carries
tho pnll, as he knows she will,drink It on
the way home."
Dr." Odell read a ? umber of clippings?
from newspapers lelllnpr of specific etisee
of drunken women and children. Some
of the ?tories? were so revolting thnt th??rc
wo.?* a buzz of hori-or In tho big congro?
^att-i?r? ? ?
piece to tho Loo statue, the oommlttee
recommends a bronzo replica of dooego
Washington, tho two to be placed side
by side In Virginia's nlohe In Statuary
Halt. As stated, this bronze Imnge of
Washington will bo an exact representa?
tion of Washington. It will cost 17,000,
making the total cost of tho two 117,000.
It Is understood that tho report of the
Joint committee which will accompany the
bill will bo signed, by Senators Don P.
Halaoy, Henry T. WlckhaW and Edward
Lylo, nnd by Delogatee Richard B. Davis,
J.'C Gent, J. C. Foathorston, H. C. Rice
and George E. Sipo. In, thin connection
Jl should bo stated that the presont'etatuo
of Washington, now In Wanhlngton city,?
was not presented by the Stato, and Is
merely a plnstor'cast, which'shows, the
.ravages of timo, and Is easily perishable.
It Is proposed that tho State shall place
tho Images of these two of her sons in
Virginia's niche? of this National Tomple
Commlston of Ton.
The bill offered, together with the re?
port of the committee, will provide for
a commission of ton, five to be named
by tho president of the. Senate and five
by the (speaker of the, House, to bo known
as the Washington and Lee 'Statuo Com?
mission, with power to ohooso a teslgn
to bo submitted by Edward V, Valentine
for tho statue of Loo. Tho artist will bo
required to provide a pedestal also. Tho
commission' will be authorized ? to con?
tract for 'a bronze replica to be made
from the etatuo of WllHn'nf?ton in the ro?
tunda of the Capitol. When completed
both statues aro to bo taken to Wash?
ington and formally presentee! on the
part of the State. The presentation shall
not bo until such timo a? the General
Assembly shall by Joint resolution fix.
It Is not contemplatoli by tho framers of
the bill that the statue can be presented
for two or ^tlireo years yet, Tho : two
houses will probably take some action on
tho bill to-day. It Is not antlolpatod that
there will bo* any real opposition to the,
bill, which Is expected to pass practically.*
Wednesday Club Surpassed
Itself Last Night.
HARMONY WAS PERFECT
The Most Responsive Choral Work
Heard in Years?The \ Individual
Parts More Than Fulfilled
All Expectations. : '' .-:
The tenth annual musical festival of the
Wednesday Club, whkJi was begun at the
Academy last night with a concert made
up of selections from tho operas of Wag?
ner, Verdi and Gounod, promises to be the
most .brilliant and successful event in tha
history of the organization.
It is not often that one he??a Lita word
"harmony" in connection with any great
musical event, but an exception to this
general criticism wl'l be found in the af?
fairs of tho Wednesday Club this year.
Grea't Interest ' has been expressed every
where, and at the opening concert lost
night there was not a seat to be- hod in
any part of the house by the time the
orchestra filed upon the stage.
It was a very brilliant .audience, too,
and thoroughly representative of Rlch
ni?nd's "Four Hundred" a? well as of the
musical and artlstio circles. There has
been a radical chango In festival alms
this season, and It was hoped that the
occasion would take on tho nature of a
testimonial benefit to the organization
for Its work ln years past.? The pro?
grammes were moat carefully and at
? traotlvely arranged,1 and they no doubt
proved a factor in the popularity of tho
It was certainly tho best preformanco
that has been given by tho Wednesday
Club. It was tho firmest, most responsive,
most elastic choral work heard In many
years. Tho parts woro not particularly
well balanced, but each group represented
a quality that could ho relied upon at
all time.??. Tho conductor's stick was not
persuasive, It commanded. A crescendo
was reached nt exactly tho right moment,
Tho tonal quality never varied, and the
various nuances were at the conductor's
BANG ELBA'S DREAM.
Miss Anita Rio, full to tho brim with
fong and good humor, sang Elsa'? Dream
from Lohengrin. She Is a marvelous little
woman, who disguises exquisite art by
her sintplo mnnnor. You don't believe for
a minute that there Is any diffloutly about
anything that sho does; but In tho ?same
liiF.lnnt you nre convinced that you have
(Continued on Third Patfo.)
IN THE SOUTH
Stores and public Buildings
Closed and tho Graves
(By Associated Press,)
ATLANTA, G.V., April 27.?Memorial
Day was celebrated to-day in Atlanta by
a publlo meeting of tho State Capitol, fol?
lowed by an elaborato parade through
tho principal streets to Oakland Ceme?
tery, whore the memorial address wua
delivered by Captain \V. M. Hammond,
The stores and publlo buildings *yere
closed during tho afternoon.
MOBILE. ALA, April 27.?Memorial
Day was characterized by the decoration
of the graves of both Coiifederato anil
FeJoral doad In Magnolia Cemetery by
tho, radios' Memorial Association. Tho
'Confederate Veterans and Sons of Con
..edei'.'?.'a Yv'terans .Campe j?tu't,iolpa*ed,
He Says Inhuman Atroci
/ ties Were Practiced.
MILD IN COMPARISON
One Man SIMy-flve Years Old
Was Burned to Death.
THE MATTER COMMON
TALK OF OFFICERS
Those High In Command Must Have
Known of the Cruellies Practiced,,
Says Qeneral Miles?Men Held as
Prisoners and Made to Buy
Rico at Enormous
(By Associated Press,)
WASHINGTON, April 27.-The extended
report of Lioutenant-Goni'ral N.'A. Miles,
concerning /his observations In tbe Phil?
ippines, was made p'ublio to-day by tho
War Department. It is dated February
19, 1903, and covers all features of his
trip, through tho islands, together with
his recommendations. General Miles de?
scribes ? a visit to Lipa,1 whore he says a
party of citizens headod by the acting
president, mot him and stated that they
desired to make complaint of(harsh treat?
ment of the people of that community,
saying that they had .boon jConcontratod
ln towns and had suffered great lndlgna
tles? '"that fifteen or their peoplo had
been tortured by what is known as the
water torture, and that one man, a- highly
respected citizen, aged slxty-??v?? years,
named Vincente Luna, while ? suffering
from tno effects of the torture and un?
conscious, was dragged from hi? house,
whloh ,had been set on lire, anil'burned
They ?s th't?d" that' these atrocities -were
?committed by a company of-scouts un-t-i*
command of Lieutenant Honnossy, and
that-their peoplo liad been crowded Into
town, 600 being confined to ono building.
A doctor of the party said he wan.ready,
to testify that some ol tho six hundred
.died from suffocation, ...
General Mll?s then refora' to other
cases, saying that on tho Island of Cebu
it was reported and published In Novem?
ber, 1002, "that two officers, Captain
Samuels, Forty-fifth Infantry, U. S. Vol?
unteers, and Lieutenant'Footer, Nine?
teenth Infantry, had committed similar
atrocities against the peoplo of that Isl?
and. It Is also reported that at
Laoag, on tho Island of Luzon, two na?
tives were whlppod to death. At Taclo
ban, Leyte, It was reported that Major
Glenn ordered Lieutenant Ctiulfleld, Phil?
ippine Scouts, to tako eight prisoners out
into the country and that If they did not
guide him to tho camp of tho Insurgent
Qulson, he was not to bring them - baoK.
It was stated that the men were taken
out and that they either did not or
could not do as dlreotod. Ono of the men
who had a son among the scouts was
spared, but the others woro shot or bay?
oneted to death, some being In & kneeling
position at that time;
"At Calbayog. Samar, it was reported
that several, men In that district had
been subjected to water torturo, I.saw
three men who had been subjetod to this
treatment. Olio was tho president of tho
town. Mr. Bozales, who showed mo long,
doop scars on his arm, which' ho said
wore oaused by the cords with which
he war, bound cutting Into hie flesh. .The
second man wan named Jose Borja, and
the third was Pqdro DIozons, who stated
that he wns ono of three priests who had
been subjected to torture hy tho troops
under command of Lieutenant Gaujot,
Tenth Cavalry; that hls^front tooth had
been knooked out, which was apparent;
that ho was otherwise mnltreatod and
robbocl of tnreo hundred dollars. It was
stated that theso priests wore taken out
to bo killer and wero saved only by the
prompt action of Major Harrington, First
Infantry, who sont out for them. Llouton
ant Gaujot was trlod, pleaded and was
found guilty and given tho trivial sen?
tence of three months' suspension from
his command and forfeited '50 per month.
His pleading guilty prevonted further do
"It appears that Major Glonn, Llouten
'(Continuo?* on Third Page,)
A SUNDAY TOUR
Dean McNulty Throws Beer
In the Drlnkors' '
(S-iocUl to Tho Tlmoa.Dispatch.)
NEW YORK, April 27.-The Very Bev.
Donn McNulty made his. usual Hunday
tour of Inapeotlon In Paterson and found
a number of saloon-keepers violating the
Excise Jaw, In a saloon at Pearl and
Straight Streets, Father McNulty fourni
several mon with boor glassa in front of
them and ho emptied tho contents ot tWlr
glnsses In their faces.
The bar-tender, who had on a new
spring suit, camo In for a sho\vor of beer
(in,! got a good ducking.
In tolhug about his exp?rience, the Denn
?aldi "It is too bad that an ohi man like
myself must d?, the'duty of the olty au?
thorltles. They are sworn to eoe- that
the laws are observed, and, moreover, are,
paid for their service??.. Maybe thoy will
do better next Sunday."
Father McNulty said he Intended to
prefer charges against three? liquor sell
Supreme Court Decides
Registration Case. '
SIMILAR TO THE
ONE IN VIRGINIA
Tribunal Decides That it Has*
ARE THE SAME
Seems Certain That tha Supreme Court
Will Sustain the Circuit Court of
Appeals Which Decided in Favor
of the New Constitution
Hero?Brewer and Har
? Ian Dissent.
The Times-Dispatch Bureau,
No, 1?7 G Btreet, N. W..
Wasttlngton, D. D? April 27, ISO*?.
The Supreme Court of the United States'
ruled to-day that t'ho Foderai govern^
mont haa nothing to do with the refusal
of an official to allow a negro to reglet
er for the purpose of voting. The cas?,
was that of Jackson W. Gilee (colored^
vs. Registration Board of Montgomery,?.
Alabama. , The board refused to allow
Giles to register under tho now Consti
tutton. of Alabama. When the negro was
refused registration he brought suit,
against the board in tho United States
Disitriot Court. Thai, tribunal decided
that it had no Jurisdiction. The case?,,
waa brought up to the Supreme .Court
nnd was argued somo months ago.
Justice. Homes delivered the opinion ol
the court to-day. It denies rollet on 'the'-'
ground that the case la-.political and Qat:
It" Would be, unheard of for :the cour.'to
j act in suoh a case.. ??'Justtciv Harlan'die-'
' teontod on the igronine \,t?hat : the court?
should have declined to assume jurisdic?
tion, a rjuostion upon whiah the courte?
a whole did not puss, although the one
certlllod from the Circuit Court for tho
middle district of Alabama.
Justices Brewer and Harlan dissented
wholly, holding that" as Giles had been
denied.the right ,to vote for membors of.
Congress, the Federal Court ? had Juris?
Justice Holmes' written opinion was not
made public, but lit? mado quite an ex-,
tended statement from the bench, reciting
at some length Giles' petition, in\ which?.
Giles claimed to speak not alone for him?
self, buf for five thousand other, negro
residents of Montgomery county, whom,
he. claimed, would be disfranchised os-aj.
result of the enforcement of the suffrage
provisions of the State Constitution of
1801. The caHe had been dismissed below
for waiit of Jurisdiction, but Justice
Holmes sold a majority of the court were
of opinion that the Supreme Court should
not confine itself to tho question of Juris?
diction, but should consider the case.on
its merits.. He then announced that It
would bo impossible to grant the relies
He polntod out that while Giles is con?
tendine: that tho franchise system of Ala?
bama Is a fraud, ho declares his compe?
tency as a voter, under It, and closed by
saying that It was beyond.'the power of
a court of equity to grant the petition.
TH13 VIRGINIA CASE.
Thla decision in a caso almost exact?
ly'like the ono which Mr. .7ohn'S. Wise
has appealed from the United States Clr- .
cult Court from the Eastern District of
Virginia, makes is practically certain
that the Supreme Court will sustain the
decision of the lower court,- To ? Ga?
. man tho principios involved ln the two
cases ?oen identical.
Representativo James Hay, of the Sev
onth Virginia District,- was hero last
night, on his way to St. Louis to aUenri
the dedication of tho exposition buildings,
Mr. Hay says ho believes Senator Gor.
man is far In the lead in tho race for
the Domoomtlo nomination to the presi?
dency next year.
Representative Cavt?r Glass, of the
Sixth Virginia District, Is In the city to-.
day on business at tho departments. Ha
will go to Chnrlottesvllla to-morrow U>
attend the session of the Board of Visi?
tors of tho University to arrange for
tho election of a president of tho Insti?
tution. Mr. Glass did not Indicate In any
way his choice of the candidates for the '
?position. The beard to-morrow will only
define the dtutes of the offlcal, and will
then adjourn to moot at a later date ami
oleot him, after duo notice.
"If there bo such a thing as turning
over in one's grave, I should think two
great mon ore doing th? stunt about this
timo," said a prominent official of the
Stato Department last night. G refer to
Robert Bonner, the groat publisher, and
Thomas Jijfferson, the foundor of the
University of Virginia, of which he -was
probably ns proud ns of the Declaration
of 'independence. Bonnnr Miorited with
out capital, nlmo-t, and mi.Ae the New
Vork Ledger the most widely olreuls.tpd .
publication of its day. When he .tutti
a few years ago, ho left the paper ' ant*,
a large fortune to his two sons.. They
have let Its circulation dwindle tf noth?
ing, and It has now passed trotti their,
hands to make somebody else poor.r for
owning it. Thomas Jefferson always bit?
terly opposed having a president of the
University, which he founded, ? tl.Ui?t
ho glvti? his reason??? for so doing )n more
than one letter h*> ?*"?* behind him. I do
not recall that there was ever serious
consideration? of the proposition to ?lave
a president until with the past four or
live years. The agitation resulted In tint,
bill which passe?! thu Legislature at thl? ?
session. I am lncltrtod to think the de?
parturo a wise one, but at the same timi
? fear Mr. Jefferson is irstlng rather un,
easily un at Montlr-H't,"
DR. MOORE THE MAN
The gentleman thought there wai 111?
tie doubt, ' th*?t the ' board ' would ele?,t
Dr. John ??*?*>?*, Moore, of New Torli?