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OTT-ffi???.&88BiSift WHOLE NUMBER 16,397.
RICHMOND, VA?, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON', Forecast for Tuesday
Virginia and North Carolina?rain nnd
much colder .Tuesday; fair and colder
Wednesday; brisk to high South, shifting
to West winds.
A br^sk wind, filled with dust and trash,
mude yesterday anything but agreeable
on the street?, although the air woe mild
and pleasant. The weather people pre?
dict that It will be muoh colder by to
? ?. M. M
t P. M. 61
6 P. M.M
? P. M..?
12 midnight .'.,?
.Highest'temperature yesterday .;.. 63
Lowest temperature yesterday. 37
Moan temperature yosterday.?0
Normal temperature for November..... 54
l'ciparture from normal temperature... 4
1'reclpitatlon during past 24 houra .?
, MINIATURE AI-MAN AC.
November 17, 190?.
Bun rises.0:52 I HIGH. TIDE.
fcun sets.1:57 I Morning.2:52
Moon rises.5:04 ) Evening.3:12
A possible, solution ot Hie mystery sur
?'?uncling the disappearance of I.. /_
Wents-1-egl.ilaturo may raise the sal
nrlee of second auditor and tiotvsurei?
Bill to make an appropriation of ten
i'"Usunil dollars for the Sheltering Arms
noepltal?Work of tho United States
Circuit Court of Appeals-President
?.ohn Skelton Williams returns to New
Ycrk whero tho directors of the Seaboard
_! lr L?lne meet to-day-State Supreme
court promulgates now rule?O & O
ordinance passes tho Hoard of Aldermen;
.?U, Kill Seay declared to be entitled to
membership-Justice John returns from
New York-Kquestrlal statue ot Gen.
Muart now a certainty-Water clear?
ing process to 'be demonstra tedy
jor Charlen O. Savllle??Suddon
ri>vn,th of Mr. Abraham-Governor goes
?Vest this afternoon?Remains of'Mrs.
-Monroe and her daughter to be brought
hero to-morrow-Commissioner K?lner
preparing to carry, out the pure food
law?Baltimore pastor called to Ran
rir.lph Street Baptist Church?Fulton riot
cases arc again postponed?Cold weath?
er predicted for to-day??A father seos
ms daughter after thirty years-A bat?
tici of giants said to be responsible for'
the tumble In stocks-Annual meeting
ti the Atlantic Coast Line dlra:tors to be
hiild here to-day?St. Mary's big bazaar
io open to-ntght-Henrieo grand Jury
to report next Monday-Charters Issued
b.v the Corporation Commission-Death
m an aged lady-? small boy accident?
ally, shot by his brother-International
Association of Machinists givee a ban?
quet at tho Powhatan?? Bide for stand
pipe are received-Rev. ' J. W. Hart vary
hi-liar keeper charged with selling II
?qor on Sunday??An 'evangelist coming.
MANCHESTER?A branch line : tov the
cemetery to 1>e .-inked for-Funjsral of
Allss Kate Hltcain. to-day-Burial of
Mr; John W. Frith?Street Improvement
??Clear water commission to meet soon
-?Choir of Balnbrldge Street Baptist
< 'hnrch entertained?Patrick Henry
Council, ,T. ?. U. A- M.. of Fulton, to visit
JJberty Council -tij-nlgltt?^Worlc o??'' the
mayor's court.. ? ? ? .? > ? - ??''.. : jt> -
, ,_.?,-, :;,_.,.yirg?Hlat--,v.... ,.' . ;.?? t..
The Virginia. Methodist ?Conference
draws to a close and many ruintir* ? infe?
tti rb the members * Dr.? YpjinB surely cotn
6? to Contenary; bhanget?iprestdlng el
?u,; Bishop Hondrix forbids Mr. Kel
Dcceo bring hi? matter before the con
Bacoiinnd points him to the publie
Grocery will state his position In pam
spring wl! *bo attitude of the school 8>s
ivminrr,- rv.n_nomlnat'?n schools is dls
?vyilllams Com tHl w,ne recomm?ndct?
Company; cofl s.rV|ce; Dr. Hannon-de
pany; butter, < collision with the devi.
salt and cannleneral Association winds
Sons; Irish pt Htaunton; representative
ranne<1 tomat1 Theological Seminary _o
~m.I?v t?%Pe need for more and bet
whiskoy, to ""motionto Increase salary of
corn, hay a_i_nn_ittcd; encouraging ro
nnd Company.? all along line-Car runs
drugs and mit Lynchriurg down a s.cep
Company hol"des with auother electric
colored doi_witlv passengers-Negroes
ii..Jh__ ??? f?m Mountain City to pre
and chliaret^ierlcksburg and Riipj.ahan
Bon; worne'; line seems to insure lt3 ? e
and ComprLumber dealer of Martlnsvllle
to John J.-cy-Young man heavily nncd
j for bad behavior?Negro ac?
mi, r. killed at the new dam above
The (with weapon In hands of another
and Beh-While , searching for Went.
aud!ter"Htery of tho disappearance of J.
re(rul,.-arhard, Bristol Insurance man,
.??m'-'d up; he is alive and liad, reason
;,em_eep|ng himself hid?A Bristol boy Is
l,or missing at Cincinnati, who dlsap
sr.red at.tho samo timo as Wentz-Dan
aule tobacco men to hold mass-meeting
to-day-Suits brought against city of
Newport News by suspended policemen
Saloon-keepers in Norfolk ? who buck
against tho Mann law have their licenses
taken away from them.
The cashier nnd timekeeper of Mr.
Oeorge K. Vanderbllt on the Biltmore
cstute Indicted for ombcizlement; boih
fcavo left the State-Tho'Western. North
Carolina Conference at High Point ad
bourne; appo ntments-New method of
Instruction adopted.by Southern Railway
Bt Spencer-Tho Southern orders no
moro freight trains run on Sunday.
Net changes of stocks are small, down?
ward tendency of prices being succeeded
b.v a rally Which Is not well held-Grand
jury'in Nebraska returns an Indictment
H^alnst United States Senator Dietrich
un charge of accepting a bribe for recom?
mending a man for appointment as post?
master; llrst Unie that a United States
??ma tor has ever been Indicted pn a
charge of this nature?Domooratlc sen
More decide on no policy in regard-to
U)e recognition of Panama, but It is well
understood that If It be shown that the
ndralnistrstlon connived at the revolution
lr, order to procure the canal treaty that
their programme will be opposed??Pres?
sent of Colombia files a protest against
United States Senate; It will be sent
first to Secretary Hay by President pro
tern Frye with the request that it be re?
turned to the Senate aa speedily as possi?
ble?Fall.race meeting opens at the Ben
nings track?House begins discussion of
the bill putting the Cuban reciprocity
treaty Into effect .and the Republicans
rdopt drastic rule whloh shuts , off all
amendments and calls for a vote on the
measure on Thursday?Dem?crata In?
tend making tariff reform the leading
Issue of the next presidential campaign?
Hr, Rlxoy again Introduces his bill to
Say Virginians lor damage done by sol?
lers during a practice maroh from Camp
Alger to Manassas-New York Horse
fchow opens; names familiar to Virginians
appear in list of those present, us well aa
Among tho blue ribbon winners; Mrs.
J B. M. Grosvenor's Petroleum, who was
a winner hero, takes the blue ribbon in
ladles saddle class-Woman who for?
merly lived jn this city, preferring death
te dire poverty, ends her Ufo by cutting
artel-lei. and drinking laudanum-1??' Mil?
ler Hoykin, a prominent mini of South
? uroiiiia, accidentally shoots and. kills
l.lmself while getting over a fence??
l'resident and directors of the Baltimore
?nd Ohio are re-elected at annunl meeting.
PUNISH LYNCHING OF "~
AN ALIEN BY DEATH
(By Associated Prow.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 16.-M?'. Crum?
racker, of Indiana, to-day introduced a
bill making It a crime punishable by
death to participate in tho lynching ot
. an ?tflen^ - .??':/
Writes to U.S.Senate.
OF DIRECT NATURE
Say This Government Fomented
Separatist Spirit and Prevent?
ed Suppression Rebellion.
BROKE ARTICLE OF
THE TREATY OF 1846
Protest Will be Translated Into
English and Transmitted to
Secretary Hay, With Re?
quest That it be Speedily
Returned to Senate.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON. Nov. 16.?The Colombian au?
thorities have cabled to London a lengthy
protest against the United States' ac
Uon toward Panama, In which they claim
that "the main responsibility for the se?
cession o? Panama lies with tho United
Btates government, firstly, by foroent
??? the separatist spirit, of which, there
seems to be clear evidence; secondly, by
hastily acknowledging the Independence
Of-the revolted province; and finally by
preventing the Colombian government
from using. proper means to repress the
The cable message goes .'on to say that
President Marroquln has energeUcally
protested to the United State? and wish?
es that his protest ; should be lenown
throughout the clvtlljsed world. The Pres?
ident contends that the United States baa
Infringed article 35, of the treaty of 1816,
wijjoh. he asserts, implies the duty on the
par^. ?f the United'States-'to help Colom
.bl? in liwlntalntng'itter ? ?o*?re|gpiK ayer.
the Isthmus, and * adds that the'"Coiom
hlkn government repudiate the assump?
tion that they have barred the way to
carrying out the canal."
The protest asserts that the delay In
the negotiations had not affected Uie ulti?
mate issue of the canal project, and con?
cludes: "The hastiness in recognizing the
new government is under these circum?
stances all the more surprising to the Co?
lombian government, as they recollect
the energetic oppositon of . Washington
to tho acknowledgement of the belHgrency
of tho Confederates by the Powers dur?
ing the Civil War.
The Protest in Full.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 16.?The New York
Evening Post has received tho text of
the Colombian protest. It. 1b addresed to
the United States Senate and is signed
by President Marroquln. The Evening
Post's dispatch Is as follows:
"The President of Colombia has to-day
addressed tho American Senate in the
"To Ills Excellency, the President of the
"Excellency,?Tho government and peo?
ple of Colombia have been palnful'y sur?
prised at tho notification given by the
minister of the United States to the effect
thnt the government at Washington had
hastened to recognize the government,
consequently upon a barracks coup In the
Department of Panama.
"The bonds of sincere and uninterrupted
friendship, which unite tho two govern?
ments, and the two peoples; the solemn
obligation undertaken by the American
Union in a public treaty to guarantee the
sovereignty and property of Colombia In
tho Isthmus of Panama; tho protection,
which the citizens of that country enjoy
and will conUnue to enjoy among us; the
traditional principles of the American
government in opposition to pecesslon
movements; the good faith which lies
characterized that great people In its in?
ternational relations; the manner In which
tho revolution was brought about and
the precipitancy of its recognition, make
the government and people of Colombia
hope that the Senate of the people of the
United States will admit their obligation
to assist us In maintaining the integrity
of our territory and In repressing Uiat
insurrecUon, which is not even the. re?
sult of a popular feeling. \
"In thus demanding Justice, Colombia
Bill to be Offered To-day to Ap?
propriate Ten Thousand
Dollars for it.
Hon. John Whltehead, of Norfolk, will
to-day offer a bill in tho Hou?? making
an appropriation of $10,000 for the She|.
terlng Arms HoBpltal, of this city,
The Sheltering Arms is the only abso?
lutely free hospital lu the State, and it
is open to any one In Virginia who Is
unable to pay for treatment. ? is non
eeotarlan. No charge is made for medi?
cine or for the attention of physicians
or nurses. ?
The hospitul has cured fur pallente
from all sections of Virginia, and there?
by lifted financial burdens from the tax?
payers of various counties.
The Institution luis no revenue, ?mil is
fiependem entirely on voluntary con?
appeals to th? dignity and honor of the
American Renate and people."
"It Is to he hoped the petition for Jus?
tice, whloh Colombia, makes to the Amer?
ican peoplo will be favorably received
by a sound public opinion among the sons
of that country.
(Signed) ? ?
"Minister of Government."
Will Send it to Mr. Hay.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.?The protest
of the Colombian government against the
recognition by the United States of the
independence of Panama was received by
Senator Frye, ae president pro tern, of
the Senate. Tho document was not laid
before the Senate, because of tho diplo?
matic requirement that It should be
transmitted through tho Secretary of
States. It Is In Spanish, and Senator Krye
had It translated with a view to trans?
mitting it to Secretary Hay to-morrow.
It will bo sent to the Secretary with the
request that It be speedily reurned, when
Senator Frye wll lay it before the 8enate.
REFUSED TO PRESS
CHARGES OF FORGERY
(By Associated Pre??.)
NEW TORK, Nov. 16,-James L. Gard?
ner, a young Soutb Carolinian, who yes?
terday went to a police station in this
city and banded In a statement of. a
number of forgeries he said he had com?
mitted, was discharged after a hearing
A former landlay of Gardner's, to
whom be had given a fraudulent check,
refused to press her complaint against
Familiar Names to Richmondera
Among? ?oth the Attendants
and the Ribbon Winners.
PETROLEUM GETS A BLUE
Mrs. Gerkin's Showy Four-in
Hand Gets in Trouble,?Driven
by Jack Donnelly.
(Bpoclal to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW YORK. Nov. 16.?Society gather?
ed In force at Madie on Square Garden to
.?witness the or^h'ne;%r the- Horse Show,
; .There was a great crowd of fashionable
people, both from New York and from out
Among the Virginians present were Mr.
and Mre. R. R. Fairfax, of Roanoke, and
Charles Hurkamp, of Frederlcksburg,. the
original of Mrs. Magruder'a noted novel
"Harry of England."
"Reggie" Vanderbllt, who has not been
In town much since his marriage, made a
sort of debut at the Horse Show this af?
It was not a very satisfactory debut,? aa
he got the gate right away with hi? first
entry. Astonishment, a. heavy-weight car?
riage horse, driven by himself, In class 43.
And his second entry. White Oak Maid
in the same class, failed to even qualify.
His third entry, however, the pair. As?
tonishment and Surprise, captured a blue
Mrs. "Reggie" sat in the Elisha Dyer,
Jr., box, but apparenUy took no interest
in what was going on. ,
Mrs. J. B. M. Grosvenor, of No. 728
Fifth Avenue, captured the first prise in
class 69, saddle horses, her Petroleum
beating Mrs. W. E. Kotman, who, her
eelf rodo Dan McCabe In tho ring, but who
had to take tho gate.
Quite a bit of excitement was made at
the Horse Show late this afternoon, when
tho off leader of Mrs. Gerken's showy
four-ln-hand, driven by Jack Donnelly,
became unmanageable, got out of the
traces and danced and cut up shines un?
til the ring and the promenade were in
The horse was finally quieted by grooms
and attendants. Jollied back Into the har?
ness and Donnelly drove on In the exhi?
bition, bowing to loud applause for hla
(Br Associated trees.)
NEW YORlv, November 16.?The Stand?
ard Oil Company, of New Jersey, has de?
clared a dividend of 112 per share, pay?
able December 15th next to stockholders
of record of November 20th. This Is an
increase of $8 from the dividend declared
et this time a year ago, and brings the
total dividends for the year to forty-four
per cent., compared with forty-five per
cent, last year.
TO DIRE POVERTY
Mrs. Nettie A. Gill, Once a Resi?
dent of This City, Ends
Her Own Life.
(By Associated Free*.)
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. 16?
Tired of a struggle against poverty, sick?
ness and real or fancied neglect of &
son, Allen E. B. GUI, of the United
States navy; Mrs. Nettie A Gill, aged
forty, once a resident of Atlanta, after?
ward of Richmond and Washington, und
buid to have been a Southern beauty,
opened the veins of her wrist and leg and
drank un ounce of laudanum here to-day,
Sho died In two hours,
Lotter? found In her room at the Hotel
Radnor, where the deed was committed,
told of her former happy Ufo and of her
forced reduction to a position as trained
nurse. The letter? were addressed to
Mrs. I*ura Broward, of Atlanta, and
Mrs, Maiy Hunan, of Washington. The
?on la aboard the United BUtea eteam
??hin *o?slet now, on It? way, .tQ .CplojO,/
Charged With Accepting
Bribe of Money.
GIVER IS HELD
Fisher is Said to Have Given
Dietrich $25,000 for Recom?
mendation as Postmaster.
Indictment, Which Is Said to be
First Ever, Returned Against
. an United '.-.States Senator
' on Charge's, of This Na?
ture, Causes Great
(By Associated Press.)
OMAHA, NBB.;,^ov. 16.?The United
States grand Jury.^ii-nlght returned true
bills . against United States Senator
Charles H. Dietrlcll^fad Postmaster Jacob
Fisher, of HasUnJbj?? Nebraska, charging
them., with brlbet7Y^knd conspiracy. The
Senator Is charged ;wlth accepting a bribe
of ?2.600 from Fisher, In consideration of
which the latter wi* recommended for the
When the indietm?r??s wore brought Into
the United Btates ?jMstrlct Court, Judge
Munger', presiding, '?Vid were placed on
file,',tbe court nwely accepted-the-re?
port; of : the . grand, Jury, making no ro?
mance on it? contenu.
[ The Indictment agatnst Senator Dietrich
charged that he accojjted money and prop?
erty In consideration of his recommending
. Fisher "fori ?ppolntri?nt a? postmaster at
Hasilei?.'vTh?*:^"v.ha''-*l*rt ? Postmasfex
Fisher", 'charges him . with making an
agreement with Senator Dietrich by which
the former was,to pay in property and
rnonejy-,$l,3i)0 for securing to- Fishci; the
AXiLEGED INTERMEDIARY. '?
The last witness called before the grand
Jury 'was William Dutton, a hardware
merchant of Hastings, who gave his tes?
timony to-day. According to Dutton's tes
Umony he (Dutton) acted as Intermediary
in. all - the .alleged transactions between,
the Indicted men, and after hearing his
evidence, : the'grand Jury excused the
remaining' witnesses who had not testi?
fied, and at.once prepared its report to
Four other cases, said to be of a similar
nature," are being investigated by the
grand Jury, and a report on all or part of
them is'expected very soon. All are cases
In which postofnees and postmasters afa
This Indictment Is said to bo the first
ever returned against a United States
Senator on charges of this nature, and
caused intense excitement in government
official circles In Omaha and in adjoining
towns when it became public. What no?
tion will be takon, If any, to apprehend
Senator Dietrich, could not be learned to?
Say it is Political.
(By Associated Prose.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Novomber 16.?
Senator Dietrich, and Editor Rosewater.
of the Omaha Bee, have, arrived in this
city, and to-night all inquirios as to the
indictment of the Senator were referred
to Mr. Kosewater, who declared that tho
Indictments were the result of a political
quarrel. Mr. Rosewater asserted that
Senator Dietrich had a good defense, and
added that he and the Senator bad come
to Washington at this Urne to bring about
the removal of District Attorney Som?
mers. He said they already had boon to
the White House on this mission. Mr.
Rosewater declared that District Attorney
Summers had pushed the charges against
Senator Dietrich for the reason that they
were politically antagonistic.
ENDS OWN LIFE
His Suicide Follows Accidental
Shooting of President of
(By Associated Press.) ,
CHARLESTON, 6. C, Nov. 16.?The
suicide of B. C. Zemp. cashier of the
Farmers' and Merchante' Bank of Cam
den, shocked the people of the town to?
night, a few hours after the accidental
self-destruction of Colonel E. Miller Boy
kin, president of the bank.
Shortly after receiving the news of the
death of Colonel Boykln, Mr. Zemp left
his home, ostensibly to go over to Mr.
Boykln'e, nearby, but Instead, went to
his barn and committed euicldo, shooting
himno? witli a pistol through the rnoutli.
few mon were held In higher esteem In
Camden than Mr. Zemp. A dispatch to
tho News and Courier from Camden,
"If there Is any shortage in the bank's
accounts, it is not known, but a meeting
of the directors will be held In tho morn?
ing and a thorough Investigation will fol?
low. In view of the deetb of the presi?
dent and cashier, the bank will necessa?
rily bo closed l'or a day or so, when it Is
thought its business will be resumed h? ;
IF WRONGLY OBTAINED
Colorado Building, 14th and G Streets,
Washington, D. C, Nov. 16.
The attitude of tho Democrats toward
tho Panama government and the attitude
of tho administration as regards It is not
at all well defined .although It has been
made tho subject of at least two sessions
of caucua of the Senato? Democrats. A
session of the caucus waa held this after?
noon and after it had adjourned a leading
member paid that while the 1'nnama mat?
ter had been fully discussed, there hud
been no conclusion reached. .
"I think I am safe In saylnp. however."
he said, "that It Is tho prevailing opinion
that If the administration acted In the
manner In which It Is believed by Demo?
crats and many Republicans to have act?
ed, that Is, If It connived at tho secession
of Panama for the purpose ot getting a
canal concession, the concession, which
It wns Impossible to get from Colombia,
It acted wrongly, and that It should not
receive Democratic support. But. there
will be no expression of opinion try the
caucus or any declaration of policy until
the Senate Is In full possession of the
The Information asked for by the resolu?
tion Introduced by Representative! Hltt,
has been sent to the House by the Presi?
dent, but It has not beon made public. It
will bo In ? few days, unless It be decided
that It should not be given to the jiress.
Possible Solution of the Strange
Disappearance of Young
E. L. Wentz.
DID IT AS A RETALIATION
Very Interesting Story Told by
a Resident of Big Stone
Gap, Wise County.
; A startling?, but exceedingly plausible
solution of the mysterious disappearance
of young E. I_. Wentz, comea from
prominent Richmond gentleman. His
source of information Is a resident of
Big Stone Gap, whoso reliability cannot
for ? moment bo questioned. One of the
most remarkable features of the story
Is that It has not crept into print, though
volumes of reports and rumors have been
telegraphed and mailed out of Big Stone
Gap and'Bristol. Possibly this Is because
the mind naturally shrinks from the
awful conclusion which must needs bo
Two traits? of a Kentucky mountaineer
are well known. It Is an\unwrltten law,
rarely, If ever, brokon, that If ho shoota
his.vlcUm from ambush, ho never touches
his body. It In allowed to remain where
It has fallen. Another custom, never vio?
lated, if possible to do otherwise. Is to
retaliate ? tn kind?to -take ? "an eye for
an eye" or a- "tooth, for' a tooth."
The story. from Big Stone Gap, then,
Officer Shot to Death.
Sometime during the past summer 'a
KenttK.cy montalheer got Into a difficul?
ty at Stonega. about four miles from Big
Stone Gap, where .the Wentz Interests
have? two miles of coke ovens. Police
Officer King undertook to. place the man
under arrest, and was shot by him, and
died almost Instantly, The mountaineer
came out ? but. little better, off, being so
badly . wounded that. he, could not drag
himself away. The .Wentz Interests have
at Stonega. a hospital for. the use of Uielr
employes, and, ' for humanity- sake, the
Injured man was taken: there, with the
view, of course,? of his'having: the best
attention possible unUl'out'-'of danger,
then to bo given over to. the proper per
e??? to be dealt with as a Jury might
decide. He remained In tho hospital for
some days, possibly longer, and disap?
peared, leaving not a trace behind. The
mystery deepened when no one inside the
hospital or out could, tell anything about
him?when he had gone, why or whore.
Tn duo time mountain friends of the
missing ? man enmo to tho hospital to
learn how he was getting along. Whon
told he wae gone, they asked for his
body. Of course, It could not be given
them. They asked why, and received no
answer satisfactory to them. Then they
jumped to a conclusion, entirely absurd,
that tho people |n chnrgo of the hospital
had put their friend in a coke oven. Of
course, all who know anything are aware
that no ono of t|ie Wentz connections or
Interests Is capable of such an act of
savagery. But the mountaineers behoved
The story Is told. They are thought by
many to have found young Wontz at a
lonely spot In the mountains of Wise
county and did to him, according: to tbolr
custom, what they believed had been
done to tholr friend who had been In tho
This explanation of the Wentz mystery
is said lo be firmly believed by almost
every one about Stonega and Big Stone
Gap. Those who hold to it claim, with
good reason, that If Wentz had been
shot from ambush, his body would have
been found where it fell. Though search
ors have set foot on every square Inch
of ground In that section, not a vestige
has been found. But traces ot cremation
ar6 not seen in the smoke of. a coke oven
JURY TO REPORT
Examined Witnesses Yesterday
and Will Give .-he Result
on Monday Next.
The Henrieo grand jury was in session
several hours yesterday, looking Into al?
leged election ?regularities. What went
on In the room where the granii Jury plied
various witnesses with questions, no one
at liberty to say, knows. Nearly all of
the wltnessus summoned, and whose
names have been published In these col?
umns, were culled In and (favo their tes?
timony. No one witness was kept very
long and from this reason It is probably
safo to gue.s thoso on tho stand knew
little "of their knowledge."
The grand jury adjourned at 2?30, In
the afternoon to meet next Monday, when
the conclusions arrived at by the body
will be announced. Tholr pronunciamento
)?_111 bo iiwidM with ???_?(^.
Rev. W. Y. Abraham Stricken
While on Car and Soon Ex?
pires in a Drug Store.
WAS ON HIS WAY HOME
Had Been in Attendance Upon
Rev. Wyckllffe Y. Abraham, a man of
lovely character and beloved by all who
knew him, died vory suddenly yesterday
He was stricken while on a car going up
Main Street, and wan tenderly borne Into
Poythross' drug store, between Ninth and
Tonth Street?, whoro he soon 'expired,
without speaking. Physicians wore, has?
tily summoned, but all efforts at resusci?
tation were in vain.
Death resulted from heart disease, with
which the deceased had long suffered.
Ho had experienced several sinking spells
within the lost year, and his family and
near friends " relalzed that' the end was
likely to come at any time.
ATTENDED THE ASSOCIATION.
Mr... Abraham was. returning frpra. at?
tendance upon the session'of the Baptist
G'f?npral..,'?*??>oGlatlort, o.t 8tauntgu,._.wheu
stricken. The'mceUng'was ono of sp?cial
interest"'t? him,?-as..much of .his. Ilia .had
been'spent-in and near Staunton, and ho
renewed" many' old acquaintances thero.
He wrote home Saturday that he was en?
joying the meeUng and the pleasure of
again seeing the friends of his younger
life as he-had rarely done. Knowing the
solicitude always1 felt by his family when?
he wa? away, he added tho assuring mes?
sage that he ' was feeling better than
usual, and that it was needless to - feel
concerned nbout him.
So far as. known,,the woll known minis?
ter was fooling as well as usual when he
left Staunton yesterday morning. Arriv?
ing hero, he boarded a car at. the Main
Street Station. 'When Just above Tenth
Street ho swooned and would have fallen
had not two gentlemen on the car caught
him. They took him into Poythross' drug
store, and everything possible was done to
revive him, but he breathed his.last In
a few second.
His son, Mr. John Abraham, and his
nephew, Mr. J. W. Shlpmnn, whose of?
fices aro nearby, were soon at his sld.e.
Tho body was turned over to Undertaker
L. T. Christian to bo prepared for burial,
and then to be taken to tho rosidoncc. No,
610 North Eighth Street.
A WELL? SPENT LIFE.
Mr. Abraham was fifty-two years old
last June. He was a native of Virginia,
having been born near Goshen. where his
father, the lato J. *W. Abraham, who
wan a prominent man of that section
and greatly beloved, lived for thirty
years. He had spent the greater part of
his Ufo In Virginia nnd was a devoted
son of tho old Commonwealth. For tho
last ten years he had been a resident of
Mr. Abraham's Ufa had been well spent.
He became a Christian when quite young,
and dedicated his life to the Lord. His
service wus only limited by his oppor?
tunities. Soon after lila conversion he felt
that he was called to preach the gospel,
and he became a faithful messenger of
the truth. He wns educated at Richmond
Collego and the Southern Baptist Theolo?
gical Seminary, and won distinction at
both insUtutlons. He.bad a fine mind and
was a hard student.
After his ordination. Mr. Abraham filled
pastorates at Deerfleld, Flncastle, Green?
ville and other points in Virginia, and re?
mained In the active work of the ministry
until his deafness became so pronounced
Continued on Second Page.)
TRAGIC DEATH OF
E. MILLER BOYKIN
Prominent Man Accidentally
Shoots Himself While Climb?
ing Over the Fence,
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CHARLESTON, B. C, Nov. 16,-Ooionel
E, Miller Boykln, United States marshal
for this State under Cleveland, and a
leading banker of Curndon, killed himself
After going home, he picked up his gun,
which hud a complicated reversible ac?
tion and went out to shoot a hawk. lie
was discovered an hour afterward lying
dead, when hie gun was found leaning
on the opposite side of the fence. The
supposition Is that as he sturted to climb
ihn fence, he set the gun over the fence,
at the same time making a motion Co get
over himself, when the gun was dis?
charged. Tho coroner's Jury gave a ver
dlut to this effect.
Colonel Boykln was president of the
De Kalb Cotton Milla, of Uie Farmer?'
and''Merchants' Bank and other large ?.-or.
pora lions. He was a ?-?ioga to to the
iiHtional Democratic couveuuoii, which
uenUi?Mca i-'elevleuii to ISSI,
Dr. Young Will Come to
FOR THE COMMUNION
Dr. Hannon Wants Head-Qn
Collision With the Devil on
TO CALL CONFERENCE
OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS
Pathetic Scenes When the Faitb%\
ful Old Ministers Were .St>? J<
perannuated ? The Bishop? ',
Forbids Kcllarn to Speak ' ,
on the Floor of the
(Special from a Staff Correspondents
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., Nor. 1?.--J
By noon of to-morrow tho Virginia Con?
ference of 1003, with Ita varied seen*?
and Incidents, striking and interesting:,
but harmonious all, will be a memory
of tho past.
So, at least, says tho Bishop from Mis?
souri, who, with a nicety ot dispatch.anil '
a procislon of purpose unexcelled, hais
crowded' Into' these few days the work
expected to consum? double the time. '; .
Many of the closing scenes .were wit??
nessed to-day when report-after report
was submitted, discussed and adopted. '
A bewildering .blent) Of humor ap'd patht?*
pervaded the session. At Umes the Con?
ference would be In a roar of? laughter?
as was 'usually the ? case when Dr. John? '
Hannon, of Richmond, began to ' talk
about sending tho, doyll . to the Hot
Springs of Perdition to recover from ??
drubbing ' the ohurch had ' In store for
hie. Satanic "Majesty.; Again) and "the '
sqene would be shifted, and tears would .
stand In many an''eye;."while ,iv?th ?>?
woeplner and stricken father tu. ' their,
midst tho ministers on bended knee be- "
sought the mercy and succor of God'for'
tho missionaries In plagi?e-lpfcst?d Mex- ??
lco. Then some, strong voice would be
raised and the strains of an Inspiring
hymn of the olden? time would'lift upl
the hearts of all to gladness and 'joy
In tho blessing of the Omnipotent..,
From time to'timo Incidents such, hs
these made memorable the lost day but
ono of the conf?rence. As for'the busi?
ness transacted, thero was much of \tj
nnd many of th. things were amonir
tho most Important of the entire pro?
ceedings of the body. .
Sueli were several of tho reports frorm
committees; such was the splendid finan?
cial exhibit;. such, finally, were the
declarations on the temperance question,
and the lively and spicy debate precedine
the action of the ministers on a divided!
vote, ' of recommending to the churches
the use of unfermented wine in th?
Conference on Education.
Most momentous of all, however, wa?
tho debato and action elicited by the re?
port of the Board of Education. Thee
Rev. James Cannon, Jr., of Blackstone.
secretary of education, presented ani '
epoch making paper in which he defined,
tho attitude of the church toward th?
public school system, and suggested what
should be done toward solving the grcie
problem of Hecular education. A tremen?
dous onslaught was made on the Stata
for ita avowed intention of crowding the
denominational school to the wall. With?
In a stone's throw of the State's greatest
educational achievement?tho University
of Virginia?voices were raised protestina
ugalnst "persecution" and "class legis?
lation," and plans wore discussed fon
protecting the church and her college?
from "the open and the Insidious'attack?
of the advocates of higher Stato collegi?
nto and university training," and'fo?
preventing legislation "hostile and dam?
aging to the Christian schools and col?
No matter that the conference has yet
considered equals In importance th?
movement that saw Its birth here. It I?
virtually a call to arms to all the Chris?
tian educators of the State of every. de~?
nomination Whatsoever to,unite to se?
cure moral training In the secondary
public schools aud to oppose the Stai?
lu the field of higher education. Th?
Executive Committee of the Randolph?
Macon system will at onpe proceed toi
call a conference of these educators that
the flrst actual, positive steps may b?
It seems strange td mention so trivial
an Incident In connection with so Import?
ant a matter, but the thing excited som?
little comment at the time. After th?
?ducation reports were submitted a Riefe?
mond minister made a speech, In whlcfc
he took occasion to refer In a rather de?
rogratory manner to the management o?
one of the Randolph-Macon schools. An?
other minister In the conference prompt?
ly arose and declared flatly that the
statements made by his brother could not
be substantiated in fact.
A Striking Thing.
On the eve of the adjournment of con?
ference three hundred minister* are
awaitiiiK the call thut will send thorn to
another year's work- It la a striking an?
Impressive sight. Many of them know
not what the morrow will bring forth
or whither the authoritative word will
send them. Hut when the word compii
they will go, and for twelve more month*
labor in the cause of ChrldL
The cabinet hold a last mooting thl?
afternoon and put the finishing touch)
to tho lists which will be read to-morrow.
There Is us usual much guessing, but
rewurkubly few elates ar?? bolng discuss?
Bishop Hendrlx will leave Virginia wit?
tho good will of all the ministry. Through?
out the session ho liai? been courteous
and tactful, and he has won everybody
to him. It Is whispered that severi) ot
?Ilio luoimuuuv d.Ugatti art pr^'uriug;