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T,,a^^Fsi-'AT,fi1:i-o"S!;!'iBS: ] WHOLE *'UMBER, ?,?55.
RICHMOND, VA.', SUNDAY, MAY 111, 1003.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LAY THE CORNER-STONE OF
THE GREAT CATHEDRAL
A Most Impressive Event
Here on Thursday.
A Reception to tho Apostolic
.AIR. THOMAS F. RYAN
IS TO BE PRESENT
The Donor of the Magnificent Structure
Will Be an Honored Guest?A Num?
ber of Bishops Will Grace the
that Has Been Ar?
In the presence of one of the most dis?
tinguished gatherings of clergy and laity
ever known in Richmond, tho cornerstone
o? tho great, now rtomnn Catholic Cathe?
dral; in process of erection here, will be
l?:ld on the afternoon of Thursday next,
with attending exorcises In keeping with
the Importance of the event.
From many different points In the
country prominent visit?n will come, in?
cluding ?i number of bishops-and otli'r
prelates high in the councils of the
church. The apostolic delegate repre?
senting tho Tope In Hi?; United States,
?will preside, and around him will be
gathered a number of other notables.
Catholics throughout tho South will have
their eyes turned toward Richmond for
the time being:, since the new church will
\ tnk.; Us place as the. finest south of the
iPntomac. ?o far" as tho local church
members Btij^concerned, there will be a
?rand outpouring, which will swell the
attendance to huge proportions.
PROCESSION AND RECEPTION*.
Hin Excellency, Iilomede F?lcenlo, apos?
tolic del?gate to the United States, will
j-oach Ri?:iiinond Wednesday evening at
7:15 o'clock from Washington. The dele
Kate Is the representative of l'ope ]?eo
In this country, and Is sent here to settle
pi! matters of dlspue which would other?
wise li?vo to go to Rome for a decision.
?The distinguished position he occupies
?will m.-.k'- this, his first visit to Rich?
mond, ?pille All event.
fin i ?if- arrival of Monsignor F?lcenlo, a
procession of priests and altar boy? will
l?> formed, and will march from the Epis?
copal residence to tho present Cathedra!,
where the delegate will be received by
"Bishop Van de Vyv?r, Two addresses
will be. delivered. The Bishop will wel?
come the visitor In behalf of the clergy
Of the State, and Mr. John C. Hagan
will speak for the laity. The delegate
Will make r??ply. and Immediately thore
nfter will give solemn benediction, with
the blessed sacrament.
The laying of tho corner-stone will oc?
cur on the afternoon of the next day. At S
o'clock nil of the Catholic men of the
city belonging to the various socletle?;
and all others who possibly can will as?
semble. In tho hnsem-nt of the Sacred
Heart Church. From there the proces?
sion will march to the site of the new
Cathedral to he present nt the exercises.
Vpon tills occasion, also the c)ergy will
bo present to assist. They will he robed
in cassock and surplice.
Tho exercises attending the lnylng of
the corner-stone will begin about 4
o'clock, and will be simple, but very im?
pressive. Peculiar interest attaches to the
Stone itself. Fifteen years ago Archbishop
Keane, then Bishop of Richmond, tnnde
n trip to the Holy Land, and while there,.
bad cut from the Garden of Gethsernanf;
a block of stone which he brought horn??
with him. He anticipated.the time when
the Catholics of Richmond would have
a great. Cathedral, and ho wished ihvf. t?.
be the corner-stone. It was stored away
In the basement of the pn-sent Cathedra)
and was recently brought to light. Tht
builders have gotten It Into the prop"?
shape, and It will be the stone blessed
First of nil ?i cross will ho placed where
the main altar of the Cathedral Is to be
situated. The apostolic delegate will then
offer prayer at this spot. From tills point
lie. will proceed to the plnco where the
corner-stone will he Inserted. Ho will
Mess the stone with appropriate prayer,
and will then put it Into position. The
sign of the cross will be made' on the
four sides of the block. Thereafter His Ex?
celle;.ry will pass around sprinkling the
foundations with holy water. During this
ceremony psalms will bo chanted by th#
Tho orator for the occasion will be the
Ttev. Fallier Pardow, of New York, the
famous Jesuit prjest, Father Pardow if
a man of striking ability nnd eloquence,
and his visit Is awaited with keen In?
-tet-i'st. He is one of the host known mem?
"bars of tho famous Society of Jesusa The
address will precedo the other exercises',
Arrangements for the minor details of
these exercises have not yet been en?
tirely completed. AH of this will lie fin?
ished inter. Bishop Van do Vyver will,
of course, take part,
A platform will ho erected to ncconuno.
dnte tho clergy and some specially Invited
gpii'sts. The grenl mass, which Is expect?
ed to be very inrge, including practically
nil tlu? Catholic;? of Richmond and vicin?
ity nnd many others from distant pointu,
will assemble around the place stnndlng.
The exceptional facilities afforded by I In
location of the church will sufficiently
As indicated above, ninny distinguished
clergymen nnd laymen will ho present,
rrominent among the lay visitors will ho
Mr. Thomas Fortune Rynn, of New York,
who contributes the entire amount for
tho erection of the great church. Mrs.
"Ryan finds- herself una hie to ha present.
Jlis Excellency, the Apostolic. Delegate,
will,' of course, occupy a central piuco
among the clergy. With him will lie tho
Abl?gate, Monsignor Marehotll. A num?
ber of bishops will bo In attendance.
Bishop Kellcy, of Savannah, Oa., former
Jj of Richmond, where be has relatives,
who was consecrated here n few years
ago, "will he among tho number, Thern
will also bo Bishop Boimhoe, of ?Wheel?
ing. W, Va.; Bishop Mannghon, of Hein
Ware; Bishop Gabriels, of Ogdensburg,
"N Y.. and possibly some others.
Cardinal Gibbons will not l* ?present,
SCENE IN HOLLYWOOD WHEN GENERAL WHITE BEGUN HIS ADDRESS.
but there will romo from "Washington the
TUght Rev. Dr. fVGnnnell. roctor of tho
Catholic University. Monslgnor O'Conncll
was ,-?t one time .*? resilient of Richmond,
and tlio Catholics here hold him in tho
rr.o?t loving esteem. During; roa-ny past
yearn he h.iH been at the lie.-iai of tho
-American College In Rome, hut lie has
recently come hack to tnke charge of the
imlvorslty. This will he his llrst - visit
to 1i|b oirl homo since his return, and he
will be given a most h?*arty welcome.
In addition to these there will he many
other clergymen from various dioceses.
The priests of Virginia will ho here In
force, nnd of course all the Richmond
clergy will attend, with the bishop at
THE NEW CATHEDRAL,.
The new cnthedral Is the gift of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas F. Ryan, of New
York, to the Catholics of Richmond.
Mr. Rynji is a A'lrglnian by birth and
hence, his generosity. His attention was
callf*d to the needs of Richmond by Bish?
op Van de Vyver. through whose individ?
ual efforts the gift was obtained.
Erected at. a cost of ?250,(V?0, tho cath?
edral will be finest edifice of its kind In
the entire South. It will seat ovor a
thousand people and will measure about
220 feet and transepts 100 feet. Tho lo?
cation of the place will be on the trian?
gular lot facing Monroe Park, between
Floyd Avenue and Park Avenue. The
site could not lie moro admlrnblo.
Tho building Itself will be. of Romanes?
que Renaissance style. It w-ill he of Vir?
ginia granite, surmounted by Indiana
The Cathedral will he cruciform in
shape and will he surmounted by a dome
over the transepts. In the front there
will be two hell towers. On the Interior
the arrangements will he perfect. There
will he fi,ve alt?is.
One notable feature of the new build?
ing will be a crypt. Here within the
church will bo burled the deceased bish?
op's of the diocese.
He Created Sentiment Which
Led to the Alassacre.
CZAR'S NAME WAS USED
It Was Stated lhat He Had Issued an
Ukase Ordering the Death of the
dews?His Purposes Are
(By AssoeintPfl Prcsn.)
RERUN. May 30.?The part whiul. the
Russian interior minister, M. Von Pleluve
took in the Kishineff massacre is described
by a person behind the scenes" in Rus?
sian court life, In a communication to
Dr. Barth, leader of the Radical" Liberals
and editor of the Nation. The writer
"Von Plehwe, who was the assistant
of General Ignatineff (when tho latter
was chief minister) In l?Sl,.at the time the
Jewish persecution took place, desired to
impress tho Czar with the unfitness of
the common people to h'ai.'o any share In
loeal self-government by a spectacular
outbreak in the provinces. In which the
crudity nnd primeval character of tho
RIGHT REV/A. VAN DE VYVER
' C'llholio Uitaho-) of Virginia).
loyal people could be shown. Parallel
with this object was a dpsira to divert the
attention of tho peoplo from, the govern
ment by giving their passions an outlet
against tho Jews. Von Plohwe had as his
agent his political "f;-jr*n?l~ Krciu.'hevan,
who Is known a a, the m?st. extreme autl
S^mite In Russia, proprietor of the Res
sarabyetz, a newspaper of K.shlnelt."
In Kroushevan's interest he suppressed
the Bessarabyetz Westnik. the rh*al pa?
per in Kisheneff, giving Kroushevan the
"As showing the close relation between
Who will attend the Corner-Stone Lay?
the two, Von rielnve obtained for Krous?
hevan a government subsidization of 25,0OC
roubles, with which he founded the anti
Jewish paper Rnnmja at St. Petersburg.
Von Plehwe, at a council of the minis?
ters, asked for a further subsidy, but
M, Wit to (tho finance minister) objected,
on the ground that the State did not get
sniilclent return. Kroushevan then got
the amount he asked at tlio State bank,
on his unsecured personal note.
"Krousheviin prepnred tho minds of
the peoplo of Kishone'Xf by publishing
iiiitl-JowIsli articles. A rumor was
Started that n 'golden Ukase' of the
Czar hud arrived, commanding tho death
of tho Jews at Easter. Governor Von
Rauben ro? used to deny tho rumor, nnd
tho vice-governor, Ustrugoff, was the
censor and a contributor to the Bessa
?nhyetz, so even the intelligent peoplo of
the town credited tho report that the
government was willing to exterminate
the Jews, After the mnssacro A'nn
Plehwe informed Governor Von Rnaben
that ho had permitted the outbreak to
go too far, -and that tho barbarities of
the drunken robbers was Inexcusable,
"The Czar was deeply displeased with
Governor Von Rao ben, and directed Von
riohvvo to removo all tho olflelals of the
city and province. Von Plehwe urged
that an inquiry first be mudo, and tho
Czar .agreed to this- Ho said ho would
send one of his own adjutants, but Von
Pleliwo suggested that l.opuchln, ono of
his assistants, bo selected to in?*ulro Into
the mutter. T,r?piichtn returned v^tli a
mild report, which was too dark. Von
Plehwe. revised It before Its subir.ts!ilon
to the Czar.
"Von Plehwe still retains possession
of the Czar's mind. His position is com?
pletely unshaken, and It will continue
unshaken so long as Von Pleliwo has
dallv personal access to his Majesty.
"Von Pk-bwe's ambitions wore ex
presscil to a Mu?'1 party of his friends on
one occasion, wlia-n he pantonilmieally
hold up a baton, as if leading an or
The Weather Bureau only received
meagre reports a StO. went lier probabili?
ties yesterday, owing to the fact that the
?lay was a national holiday. Indications,
however, so far as received point to show
?ers for to-duj', and continued warm
LOVING TRIBUTES AGAIN
PAID TO SOLDIERS IN GRAY
Postoffice Department is Pay?
ing Excessive Rent.
FIGURES ARE STARTLING
In New York State Alone Five Mlllio
Dollars is Estimate of Overcharge
In Ten Years?In Cases Excess
?s 100 Per Cent.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, May 30.?The Brooklyn
Eagle says to-day that an Investiga?
tion made , shows that $?00,00O per an?
num Is paid in Now York State In ex?
cess of the normal commercial rentals for
postoffices. The Eagle ndds that ?8 the
leases run for ten years tho total ex?
cess amounts to ?,,000,000.
Tho Eagle says:
"Confining the Investigation to New
York State, In which nearly every sec?
tion hns been covered, It Is difficult to
lind nn Instance where the Federal gov?
ernment is not paying from twenty-Ore
to fifty per cent, more than it should
for rentals. Indeed, so universal Is the
gravely excessive, rate paid, that a belief
would bo justified that an organized con
splracy to advance and maintain tho high
figures of these rentals exists or has
existed for somo time. All the traille
would boar, seems to be the rule,
"Instances of fifty per cent, above the
rentals paid by private Interests for like
property similarly siatuated are many,
seventy-five per cent not infrequent,
while, in somo cases, ono hundred and
even two hundred p*r cent, have been
"Instances have hcen found where
louses have neen exenuted hy_tho Post
office Department for the occupation of
floors In buildings which wero not In ex?
istence, but which were yet to he built,
and were so built nnd occupied nt gross?
ly excessive rates.
"The most notable and flagrant of the
abuso is In Dunkirk in Chautauqua
county. It Is a city of 11,616 popu?
lation by the last census. For a single
floor "for the accommodation of the post?
?nico tho government Is pnylng $2,000 an
nunlly. In the same block a tew doors
? nearer Is a street floor, which Is occupied
by a business concern which, apart from
this postadle? building, commands the
hlghtest rent in tho city of Dunkirk. The
merchant occupying it pays $700 por an?
The Eagle presents a table of recent In?
creases of rentals at towns throughout
the State. _____
THE ART EXHIBIT TO
BE OPEN TO-MORROW
Any one -who desires It will have an
opportunity to view tho pictures at the
Art Exhibit to-morrow. Tho rain of yes?
terday doubtless prevented many from
nttondlng, and they will doubtless bo
glad to avail thomsolves of tho opportu?
nity offered to-morrow.
In addition to the pictures mentioned
olsowhero as sold, another was disposed
of yesterday, It was one of the excellent
chalk sketches of Mr. Mlttoldorfer Straus,
teacher of d?*slgn of tho Art Club.
MR. THOMAS F. RYAN
^Douor o? tho New CathetirtiU.
Their Resting Places Are
A SCENE OF BEAUTY,
Impressive Parade of Veter-j
ans. Military and Others, -
- ?? ?
SPLENDID ORATION OF
Gathering to Attend tha Exercises tha
Largest in Many Years?Inspiring .
Music from Two Excellent
Bands ? The Decorations
Fragrant and Beautiful
In the Extreme.
Kothlng less than black ?rJouds, ra*n_
and thunder and lightning could have.,
marred tho impressivo ceremon?iea at
Hollywood Cemetery yesterday afternoon, '
when many thousands of Richmond peo
pie gathere?! upon those grass-covered
and hallowed hillsides to do honor to the,
memory of their dead.
"When the splendid column moved from
Fifth and Franklin at 4:30, no evening
could seem to have been more propitious
A breeEe was reducing the oppression,'
and a few kindly-lntentlonod clouds over
In tho west veiled the face of the sun.
which was very grateful to the soldiers.
But the march to Hollywood was long '
nnd before tho mtlltla had circled among
the hills of Hollywood and finally taTwn
its position on each side of the speaker's
stand at the north entrance,, a few feet
from the Pickott monument, great, black
clouds had boiled up in tha west and a
storm was rapidly coming. This caused
many hundreds to leave tho cemetery.
But thousands remained and the beauti?
ful ceremonies were completed. Tho rain,
which came at the close, when most
were in the shelter of home, only served,
to freshen thn flowers ? placed by loving
hands upon the mounds and to deepen
the green of the sward;
The address of General White was ono
of the most eloquent, ever heard on <%
similar occasion. The spirit, of it was so '
gentle, so patriotic, sind its word-paint- :
ing so rioh in feeling and color that.all.
who heard It were captivated and felt;:
grateful to General ?White for bringing?
them a message of such rare sweetness.
Judge Georgo I*. Christian presided with
accustomed grace. . >?
MARCH TO SOfL/EMN MUSIC.
Headed by General A. L. Phillips, chief
marshal, who is ar fine horseman, the
column of citizens,, military, and ladles
In carriages, moved 'to tho cemetery from ?
Fifth and Frankila at 4:30, while three
bonds, the new tBlues, Iardella's and the
Seventieth Regiment, piped appropriate
music. The veterans did not Join the.
lino until further up the street, and so
arrived at tho cemetery fre3h and com?
paratively cool. Along tho line of march
and at tho cemetery the military at?
traded much attention. Major Savllle
was in command of the companies of the
Seventieth Regiment, while Major Cheat
wood hnndled the Blues. As the latter,
camo down the slope from the pyramid
towards the speaker's stand, the moving
picture they made was a stirring one, and
the crowd applauded and cheered epon
The decorations -were exceedingly beau?
tlful and elaborate. An unusually large
quantity of flowers were used. The
Davis section was beautifully and ten?
Miss Mattl? P. Harris, chairman of the
committee for denoratlng tha Jefferson,
Davis section, with Mrs. Booton Hill,
Mrs. P. S. Smith, Mrs. R. A. Patterson,
Misses Jjvws, Anderson, Meado and Pat?
terson, of the committee, and Mrs. Myrta.
Lockett Avary, author of "A Virginia
Girl In tho Civil War," wore out, bright
and early yesterday morning decorating
tito Davis plot, than which, In all the
length and breadth of tha land, there
Is none more sacred to Southerners.
The section, beautiful In Itself, with it?
noble.trees and Its rose bushes bearing
blosboius, red and white, became still
lovelier under their touches. There were
some pretty Incidents connected with
the work. The resting placo of the leader
of the "Lost Cause" became one golden
glory of core opals?tha floral emblem of
the International Sunshine Society-con?
tributed by a lady from Pennsylvania.
?WINNIE DAVIS HOSES.
Mrs. Avary, formerly of Virginia, but
now of New York, assisted by Mrs. Hill*
spread these yellow blossoms over the
mound, wove tho wreaths and bound them,
about tho pedestal.
As tho scroll of "sunshine" flowers waa
laid at the. feet of tho stntuo, ono of the
ladles said: "President Davis had so lit?
tle sunshlno In his Ufe. It Is well that ha
should have It in his death." .
From Kentucky, Mr, Davis native State,
canin some Winnie Davis rosa bushes,
which wore planted by tho committee on
either side of tho monument of the Daugh?
ter of tho Confederacy?
Typical of rest was tho wreath of scar?
let popples that gleamed against the white
marble, Tha Ladles' Memorial Associa?
tion returns thanks for beautiful floral
tributes sent by tho Oakwood and Hebrew
Associations and the florists.
GENERAI? WHITE'S SPEECH,
On the platform with General Wliitu and
Judge Christian were Hon. J. Taylor El
lyson, tho ladies of the Hollywood und
similar associations and Dr. W, H, Whlt
sltt, who delivered the opening prayer,
When this eloqent and forvent invoca?
tion liad been offered, Judge Christian
gavo a brief Introductory sketch of the
Hollywood Association, and concluded by
presenting General White, of Wheeling,
XV, Va. The address which followed wa?
hi every respect worthy of tho oecaskm.
After a splendid tribute to Virginia,
General "White uuid:
"Ali! well do I remember the tracto
scones ?if 1881, when tho drums sounded
the roll-call to arms. '
"It was a sad and trying hour. Hun?
bands, fathers Jona, brother?, called, by
the State's command to war. Home?
liroken up, families separated, never to
be again unltedr- many parting never to
return. Bravely, nobly, grandly did Vlr. ?
filnia's sons ooey the call, and with
heroism grauder than words can tell did
. ... - ? . ? iii,^
(Contiautd on Third Pin?.,*