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a ?serles of handsome resolutions to pre?
sent to him before ho goes.
The Session in Detail.
About t:.V? o'clock 1hls morning the con?
f?rence of the fifth day began With nn ex?
cellent nttendntue pr?iefft. After prayer
by Dr. \V. t?. Ptiitr. the bishop delivered
the fourth of his fine lectures on "The
Holy Ghost." his subject to-day beln,?
"The Temple of the Spirit."
Business hegnn a, hnlf hour inter with
the reading ot minutes and other pre?
liminaries. A f-trlking and pathetic Inci?
dent occurred shortly nftcr the opening.
The Rev. Oscar Littleton, the oldest ef?
fective minister In the conference, arose,
after flfty-threo years of work, to .isk
for a superannuated relation. Tears etood
in the eyes of the aged brother as he
thus appeared before, his fellows to de?
clare that his work was at nn end. An in?
cident similar but different followed
immediately thereafter. During i lib con?
ference year the Rev, T. J. Wray, of
Bowling Green, has broken down. In
health, nnd Is now in destitute circum?
stance?. An appeal wee made to the min?
isters, nnd ? large collection wns take?.
In the course of certain announcements
that enme next the "omens" of Dr. John
Hannen were rather frequent. Tho bishop
laughingly, handed the Richmond minis
lev a ritual, and told him to learn when
and where to say "amen."
By almost unanimous vote the cO'nfer
tnco adopted the report of tho Committee
on Temperance, which report was in ef?
fect as predicted yesterday. It embodied
a series of resolutions, (11 culling upon
the people to Insist upon the enforcement
of the tomperance law, (2). urging the
enactment t?l laws suppressing social
clubs and distilleries; (8), endorsing tho
Anil-Saloon League: ?H), calling for ser?
mons on temperance nnd advising nil
? preachers nnd members to abstain from
tho manufacture or salo of Intoxicants,
etc.; (d), providing for a committee to
present the following memorial to the
"To the Honorable Members ot tho Senato
and House of Delegates:
"We, tho preachers of the Virginia Con?
ference of tho Methodist Episcopal
Church. South, representing a member?
ship of D'.OOtl, respectfully request (hat tho
Legislature, now in session, ninend the
law known as the Mann law so as to
make it more, effective, especially in sup?
pressing tho social club and distillery.
A brisk nnd lively discussion followed
the presentation of the report. Dr. John
Hannon, of Richmond, arose to pro?
pose that thero bo embodied in the paper
a suggestion to'the churches thnt unfer?
mented wines bo used In tho Lord's Sup?
per. He recognized that this was per?
haps a. little extreme, but he thought ex?
tremes were necessary in battling with
the whiskey evil. There should ho a
head-on collision between tho church
and the whiskey shop. Dr. Hannon said
be wanted to see the whiskey devil suf?
fer such a wreck that it would take him
a thousand years nt tho Hot Springs of
Perdition to recover.
Tho conference debaters lined up on
th<9 question. On the one side It was
declared that the proposed resolution
was going too far. Tho churches should
be given tho utmost liberty In non-es?
sential .matters, and tills was declared
to be "an infinitesimal non-cscntial."
Brethren known as "unyielding! on the
whiskey question" took the same view,
some of them declaring that it was by
no means proven thnt the wine upud by
Jesus ChiiBt Himself was not like tho
fermented wine of the present day. An
effort was mado to lay the matter on
the to ble, but It failed.
Several of the prominent ministers, in?
cluding Dr. Judkin?. chairman of the
Committee on Temperance, spoke in
favor of tho movement. Tho argument
made by them contained three or four
essential points, as follows: That there
was no grape juico at all in tho "decoc?
tions" from the whiskey shop; that the
fermented wine placed before many weak
men an irresistible temptation; that tho
church in purcbtsing the fermented wine
was dealing with the saloon It was try?
ing to abolish. The discussion was rapid
and lively, but thoroughly good natured,
and nt times humorous. Dr. Hannon
set the conference in a roar with his
bright sallies. The upshot of the ?mat?
ter was tho adoption by a large majority
of tho following:
"Resolved, That we recommend to our
people the use ot unfermented wlno In
Other committees now came forward.
The Epworth League Board made an In?
teresting report, which was adopted; the
report of the Sunday-school Hoard was
eccopted after there had been stricken
out a resolution refusing help to schools
that neglected Children's Day.
On behalf of "ftie Boftrd of Education,
President Blackwell,' of Rnndolph-Macon
College, presented report No. 1!. This pa?
per showed ? gratifying increase In at?
tendance everywhere, and made an ur?
gent appeal for more endowment for nil
the schools. The report of the conference
secretery, the Rev. James Cannon, Jr..
referred to tho growing importunen of the
public school system, and drew attention
1o the necessity tor giving careful thought
to the question of the relation of the
church to publie education. In nn epochal
manner the report then went on to dis?
cuss these matters. It quoted largely
from speakers who in effect declared that
the State should provici? a simple- sys?
tem of education for thoso who would
never get. any elsewhere, but should stop
here, allowing the private schools to
spring up spaln. ear h denomination do?
ing its own work, not submitting long to
the miserable compromises now In vogue.
According to ihe report of conference sec?
retary, the thing to do was to realise
the evils and then endeavor to solvo the
The Maxey Incident.
Resolutions were then presented by the
Education Board. One was directly in
line with the report of the secretary. It
?ailed for a conference of the Christian
educators of the State for the considera?
tion of the Important educations.) prob
lem? outlined In the report. This move?
ment is regarded as one of the utmost
Importance. Another resolution endorsed
the Teachers' Bureau, for providing Chris,
tlon teachers for the schools, a third
called upon the Board of Trust?es of Ran
dOlph-Maeon to give tho patronizing con?
ferences some voice In the election of
The discussion of tht?ie resolutions was
eonfinfd to a speech fioin the Rev R M
Maxey, o? Richmond, who had la ho held
ESTABLISHED OVER A CEN?
COR more than 100 years?26
administrations?we have had the
patronage of those ctoseiy identified
with ?he hwhest official und s??ial
Ufe of the Captai and country.
All corresponden ce given very care
iui and prompt attention, Hood* ac,n
on approval tu uh responsible partiti
express prepaid. r*iw-i -
GALT & BRO?
Washington, D. C.
OUR HEAVY WEATHER
1st. eat 1st y your tasto
2nd, magnify your comfort;
3rd, gratify your sole;
4th, sasv on your purse.
$3.GO, in all leathers.
MEN <_. BOYS' OUTFITTERS.
down by tho bishop. At one point In his
argument the minister declared that $100,
OXJ was being spent at Bedford City Acad?
emy, where $25,000 discreetly used -would
"I should like to say, Bishop, that that
statement cannot be substantiated," said
the Rev. 3. C. Reed, presiding elder of
Danville District. "I think thle should
be sold In justice to tho academy." ' ?
Mr. Mn-xey declared that whether tho
statement was too broad or not, It was
certainly a fact that thero were not half
as many students In the schools ns should
bo there. He ended by appealing: to tho
preachers to assist in bringing tho chil?
dren In for tho teachers to educate after
the teachers themselves aro secured.
After an able address from Professor
Blackwell tho subject of education was
closed. All tho resolutions above referred
to were adopted.
Prayed for Them.
For a few minutes tho ministers bowed
their heads In earnest prayer for the
Rosebud missionaries In the fever-stricken
cities of Mexico. The scono was an af?
fecting one. Tho father of Professor
Campbell, head of tho Instituto Laureas,
is a member of the conference. The aged
minister sat with sunken head, handker?
chief to his eyes, while a beloved mis?
sionary from Japan prayed for tho suf?
fering ones. A letter was read from Pro?
fessor Campbell, who gavo a discouraging
report of the fever conditions. Announce?
ment was also mado of tho death of Dr.
Nexon, ono of Professor Campbell's co
workers, who has fall?n a victim to tho
Dr. J. C. C. Newton, who leaves soon for
Japan, made a farewell speech, during the
conclusion of which tcatte streamed from
his eyes. Dr. Hey den, who has just re?
turned from Japan, also spoke briefly.
Announcement was made by tho Com?
mittee on Entertainment to the effect that
the conference will meet next year in
Reports from tho treasurer of tho con?
ference showed the following collections:
Foreign mission, $20,285.34; Rosobuds, $.,
600; domestic missions, $12,127.15; church
extension, $5,710.33; BIblo Society, $897.19;
widows and orphans and superannuated
preachers, $13,1-18.40; bishop's fund, $3,
020.82; education, $4,570.17. Total receipts
for benevolent purposes, $62,318.34, an in?
crease of $2,461.83. Receipts from various
sources, $250.60. \
Richmond District contributed $8,323.92;
West Richmond, $6,000.85. Tho education
contributions wore incroased by $1,200, tho
bulk of which will go to Randolph-Macon
Excellent reports aro submitted by the
Preachers' Relief Society, tho Ministers'
Relief Association, and tho Board of
Church Extension. Tho luttor reported re?
ceipts amounting to $3,172.56, and disburse?
ments, $2,8C0.25. The assessment for the
ensuing year Is $S.20S.
On behalf of tho Committee on tho Sab?
bath, Dr. Hannon road a report (adopted)
deploring the desecration of the Sabbath
by members of tho church, declaring |
against any unnecessary work on tho
Lord's Day, Including the running of
excursions, and calling for a sermon in
every church on "tho Sabbath."
Upon the recommendation of tho Com
mltteo on Conference Relations, tho fol?
lowing wero elected to the superannuated
relation: T, J. Boy ton, II. C. Bowles,
James F. Brannln, John W. Creder, R. N.
Crooks, ?. M. Hall, R. G. James, \V.
P. Jordan W. A. Laughnn, ?. H. Early,
C. L,Womsloy, J. C. Watson, J. P. Wood
ward, J. it, (.111, C. W. Cain. U T. Hilt,
F. M, Edwards, E. F. Parham, XV. H.
Gregory?, ,\T. H. Robertson, J. A. Proctor,
C. H. BoggR, 11. II. Younger, T. J. Wray,
XV, 13. Moore. J. E. MeSpalran, B. F.
Smith, W. !.. Allen and Oscar Llttlolnn.
Supernumerary; W, H. Camper, J'. H.
Rhodes, 15. !.. Pell, J. M. Burton and
E. J. PotUi.
About 1:30 o'clock conference adjourned
AGONY NEARLY- OVER.
In tho words of a well Known minister,
"The agony is nearly over," but it Is
agony pure end simple while it lasts.
The conference ohurch Is a bee hive; ai
headquarters for rumors and for specu
Every step encounters a knot of minis?
ters, worried or unconcerned ns the case
may he, discussing the morrow. ? half I
mile off tho bishop sita dictating his list
of appointment to u stenographer.
Every man hns a different slate, and
consequently there Is no sialo. Tlio two
districts have been restored beyond a
poradventure. All the old presiding eld?
ers have been retained except Dr. Ben?
nett, who _ooh to ltandolpli-.Mitoon.
O? Hie three new ones, two will bo tho
Itev. Finley Cluylo, of Danville, and the
Rev, B. F. Upacouib. Tho choice for tho
third Ib between tho Rev, L B. Betty
and Dr. II. B. Johnson, both of Richmond.
Lr. Garland and Dr. Whltehead ???111 re?
turn to their present work; Dr. Tudor
gees to Richmond District; Dr. Wilson
to West Richmond; Mr. Llpscomb to
Chariottcsvlllc; Dr. Hank to Pelerai,urg;
Mr. Cioyle to Danville, and Mr, Amiss to
th<* n?w Eastern Bhor District.
Tliegp bio rumore, hut exceptionally
well founded, ones.
PR, VOL'-Ni; AT CENTENARY.
Dr. young will certainly go to Cente?
nary, Richmond, and Dr. Kelly to Court
Street, There are. many other rumors
concerning in. other churches, i,ut they
are not wuilh (lie telling, .luce they uro
admittedly guesses, though good ones hi
Konie ? asc-H.
In tho cur.fere nee church to-night a
iiolemn ?uni Impressive memorial service |
??&? hejfl in honor or ti.e five decease^
member, or iho conference, Di. ,l. \v.
Blrdsoe presided. In the. same? church on
? .I.U.Y the elders wer* ordained.
Bishop Hi-n?!rix preached ono of the
n*.o?t i.own-fu.1 and eloquent sermons ?vor
l.eeni In l!ii* ?fiction.
The * nr.ua ? meeting of the Virgin!?.
Corifei-i nro brotherhood wa? held llil.
??.? new Advo.-ate Committee also met
ftnd organized by electing Dr. Bledsoe
J. F. G.
Bishop Forbids Mr. Kellam From
Speaking on the Floor.
(Special from a 8taff Correspondent.)
CHARLOTTESVHJLE. VA.. Nov. 16.
At last Is there obtainable nn Insight into
the real status of the Kellam-Chrlstlan
affair, and It Is with somewhat of a
ehudtter that the brethren realise how
near they were to a tremendous stlr-up
fit the very end of this most peaceful
conference session. The facts to be re?
cited came from the lips of the Princess
Anne layman himself.
This morning Mr. Kellam paid a visit
to Bishop Ilendrlx and laid tho matter
before him. Ho announced his Intention
of arising to-day to a question of per?
sonal privilege and opening the much
dreaded matter. But tho episcopal au?
thority, which, throughout tho session
has been exerted to smooth things over,
was again Interposed. The bishop In?
formed Mr. Kellam that he could do
nothing now. Any notion that he might
have wished to take should have been
taken a year ago In Richmond, where
Mr. Kellam w-as absent. He could not
at this conference bring up a matter
that occurred nt a totally different con?
ference. He advised Mr. Kellam to have
recourse to the public, prints if he wished
to make a statement to the public.
The recommendation of the bishop will
be followed by Ms. Kell-fca. Owing to
tho necessarily voluminous character of
tho documents he Cxpeots to Introduce,
ho will not nppear In the dally papers.
There will very shortly, however, bo
Issued a pamphlet covering tho case for
six years, up to the last conference, and
a copy will bo sent to every member of
the body. In this pamphlet Mr. Kellam
will make n<* attack upon Mr. Christian
or anybody else. It will he altogether
defensive. The layman will Introduce
evidence to show (1) that he was In?
dicted not for a felony, but for a mis?
(2) Thnt h? was tried and acquitted
by a jury of his peers.
(3) Kot; upon a technicality, but upon
the merits of the case, and
(4) that the tribunal before which ho
endeavored to have Mr. Christian nppenr
was not a district conference committee
packed hy himself, but ft committee of
Investigation appointed under tho laws
of tho church.
In substantiation of these representa?
tions and In defense of his character
in general, Mr. Kellam will Introduce a
largo amount of documentary evidence
In the way of court rocords, transcripts
of law, letters and so forth. Ho has
received a rubber of telegrams here
end expects letter after letter, endorse?
ment after endorsement, from some of
the most prominent citizens of NorfolR
and Princess Anne, declaring his charac?
ter to be unassalled. Mr. Kellam further
declares that he has accopted every
proper.proposal made to him for a peace
ful settlement of tho matter. Early In
the conference session he w-as ap?
proached by a disinterested: minister and
asked if he would appoint arbitrators
If Christian ngreod to do the same. He
replied In the affirmativ?, nnd named
his men. Tho Berkley minister, he says,
put him off from day to day, meanwhile
stating In the public prints that ho had
nothing to arbitrate.
TROOPS TO FAR EAST
(By Awoclnted tTens.)
MOSCOW, Nov. 1C-The Russian mili?
tary reoccupation of Mukden, Manchu?
ria, has caused tension and has aroused
such an aggressive attitude on the part
of China that the continued dispatch of
troops to the far East Is now said to be
directed agnlnst China, despite the pacific
turn of the Russo-Japanese dispute.
Troops totalling 250,000 were ordered to
the far East when hostilities appeared
imminent, and they are being continually
drafted from the government of Moscow
and the nine surrounding provinces. With
the troops already In the far Bast they
will give Rusela an overwhelming force
with which to overawe China,
COLONEL LAMB IS
NOT LOSING HIS MIND
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA? Nov. 18.?Colonel Wil?
liam Lamb, commander of Fort Fisher,
Va., Republican leader and pioneer of
the new South, Is very 111 at a private
hospital hero. The nurses In attendance
upon the Colonel at midnight declared
that ho would be out In a week. They
state thnt there Is no foundation for re?
porte that hie mind Is affected.
The Colonel hae been under a tremen?
dous strain recently, and Is suffering ter?
ribly from nervous prostration.
(By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.?Representa?
tivo Underwood, of Alabama, Introduced
a resolution to-day amending the Consti?
tution by repealing the Fifteenth Amend?
A similar resolution was introduced hy
Representativo Hardwlclc, also repealing
section 2 of the fourteenth amendment.
Had a Great Trip.
Mr, C, H. Bosley, the popular district
passenger agent of the Norfolk and West?
ern Railway, nnd Captain C. W. Weet
hury, the urbane representative in the
same capacity of tho Southern Railway,
returned to the city yesterday after an
absence of ten days spent In attending
the annual convention of the American
Association _of Traveling Passenger
Agents, held"In New Orleans, the city
of tho crescent, the Creolo nnd the car?
nival. Tho Richmond representatives at
this great gathering of railway men came
back enthusiastic! ovor their trip and
their entertainment in the picturesque
Mr, Keezell Unterrified.
Stute Senator George B. Koezell, who
has boon detained ?it his homo In lloek
Ingham since the legislative session be?
gan, urrlved in the city last night, und
was the subject of oongrutulatlons by
his fullow-rnembors and friande In this
There never wns any doubt |n my mind
that I was not going to ho re-elected, "
?uld the Senator, ''You boys tried to
create the Impression that I was going
lo he defeated, but I never hud uny reel
fi ars on Unit score. Thero was nothing
In iny record on whloh I could be at?
tacked. The only thing any pilo got
(if ter me ? bout was ns to my vote on
the Mann bill, and those wore not ho
iniiiii'Kiuri as to make my re-election un?
Pikett Camp, Confederate Velera ns,
held its regular meeting ittnt night, trim??
nctlng only routine business. Tho ntluiid
?neo was very good. Commander Wlns
ton presided ?h usual.
Cure? a Cold In One Day, Grfpln 3 poye
?? fVLjfy oil every
To _? iure end te
be tati-lied ask for
and look for the
label o? each piece.
(Continued from First Page.)
that ho found it Impracticable to continue
to preach regularly.
AN ACTIVE CHURCH MAN.
Though a frail man, Mr. Abraham was
an active and energetic church worker.
Soon after going: to Columbus, S. C, to
Ilvo he organized a Sunday-sohool,1 which
developed Into the Second Church, and
he preached regularly there until tho
church was! In position to call a pastor.
Coming to Richmond ho first Joined Grace
Street and later transferred hts mem?
bership to. Immanuel, where his wlso
counsel and consecrated labors have con?
tributed In large measure to tho growth
of that now vigorous nnd prosperous
church. He taught In tho Sunday-school,
was a member of the Building Committee,
and Is enshrined In tho hearts of his
brethren. Ho was an earnest Christian
and a consecrated worker.
Mr. Abraham had been married twice.
His first wife, who died some years ago,
was a daughter of Rev. Dr. John A.
Broadus, of beloved memory, and a sister
of Mrs. S. C. Mitchell, of Richmond Col-,? |
lege. His second wife, who -was Miss
Christian, of Buckingham, survives him;
He leaves two children, Mr. John Abra- ?
hnm, who Is a-seoclated with the Rich?
mond Transfer Company, and Annie
Louise, a. little girl. His devoted mother,
Mrs, Salile A. Abraham, to -ivliom he bad
been such a comfort, also survives.
BURIAL IN STAUNTON.
?Tho funeral will take place from the
residence, No. 610 North Eighth Street,
Wednesday morning at 8:80 o'clock, and
the remains will be taken to Staunton
on the 10:10 train for Interment In the
family section whore the father and a
little son of the deceased are burled.
The service will be conducted by Rev. D.
A. Solly, assisted by, Rev. Dr. W. R. L.
Smith, and the ' Heacohs of Irffmanuel
Church w.illact as- pall-bearers.
Cloudy Weather and Rain Mark
Opening Day at the Ben
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.-CJoudy weath?
er, which subsequently developed ram,
marked the opening ot the local Jockey
club's fall meeting High Chancellor, an
added starter, won the Columbia handi?
cap In easy stylo, following Elfei? L.
m d Cantallan until he went Into the
fitrotch and then drawing away.
The Bladenshurg steeplechase went to
imperialist, who with Ma-nlllan made all
the running. Summaries:
First race?selling, 8 year olds and up,
six and a half furlongs?Fustian (5 toll
lii st. King Pepper (5 to 1) second, Rod
?Uamsol (10 to 1) third. Time, 1:23 3-5.
Second race?Maiden two year olds, five
rurlongs?Alforten (5 to 1) first, Lady
.Mirthful (15 to 1) socond. Rod Man
(7 to 1) third. Time, 1:03 3-5.
Third raco?Bladensburg steeplechaso
handicap, 3 year olds and upward, about
two and a half miles?Imperialist (6 to 1)
lirai Manilla.!! (3 to 1) second, Gypslo
(10 to 1) third. Time, 5:14 2-6,
Fourth race?Columbia handicap, three
year olds and upward, seven furlongs
Columbia, course?High Clnincoll. r (3 to 1)
first, Castellan (IG to 6) second, Elsie L.
07 to 2) third. Time, 1:28.
Fifth race?two year olds, six and a
half furlongs, Columbia course? Ortwolle
lit to 6.? first, Lord o? the Valley (3 toi)
. econd, Cliamplain (6 to 1) third. Time,
Sixth race?selling, three year olds
and up, one mile?. Columbia, course?April
?showers (2 to 1) first, The Guardsman
(S to 1) second, Demurrer (8 to 1)'third,
Time, i:|l 2-5.
'?? ????? ' hi'
Results at Latonia.
(By Associated Press.)
CINCINNATI, O., Nov. 16.?Results at
First ruco-one mile and twenty yards
Christino ?. (3 to 1) flret, Worthlngton I
(,? to D second. Bob Franklin (9 to 2)
tnird. Time, 1:.'>0.
Second race?six and a half furlongs? '
Commodore '<& (to 6) first, Beneficent
(,i to lj second, Armor (7 to 1) third.
Time, 1:26 3-4.
Third race?one mllo and a sixteenth?
chantielle (12 to 1) first, Antoloe (13 toi)
?econd, Tanlered (!) to 2) third. Time,
Fourth race?Handicap steeplechase,
?hurt course?Crylon (0 to 10) first, Falcila
(4 to 1) second, Sea Pirate (15 to 1) third.
Fifth raco?four and a half furlongs
Applause <U to 2) first, Ruth Parrls (3 to 1)
>ccond, Notilo !.. (40 to 1) third. Timo,
Sixth race-one mile and sixty yards
Jim Ilalu (15 to 1) first. Tufts (3 to 1)
i.econd, Irrlcua Girl (15 to 1) third, Time,
THREE FIREMEN LOSE
LIVES IN CLEVELAND
/ (By Associated Press,)
C1.1CV151.AND, O., Nov. 10.?Three fire?
men wore killed und two Injured as tho
result "f the largest flro thut this city
Ima suffoiod In months, oarly to-dny. The
dead are Robert Huffy, James Schwede
und Robert UeeU.
Huffy unit Schweda were killed almost
Instantly, having been ouught under a
fulling wall, lii'c-d died un hour or two
later In the hospital.
The flro was In Um lurge street cur barn
of the Cl.V-lmul Kloctrlo Railway com?
pany. Tho employee of tho company be?
hove that It was of incendiary origin.
. m 9
Four Men KiH?d,
ihr Associated Pt*n-)
fOU'Mni'S, O.. Nov. 16.-Word was
receive*, hero to-day that a dynamite
explosion occurred on the stock farm of
Pi?, J? n. Hartman, south of the city
to-day, klliinij four men outright.
IS ALL SAFE
City Attorney Says He is Legally
a Member of the
C. AND 0. TAX ORDINANCE
It is Adopted With Only One
Vote in the Neg?
The Board of Aldermen held a meeting
last night and disposed of a large nmount
of business, tho most Interesting matter
disposed of being the adoption of the reso?
lution annulling the tax agreement be?
tween tho city and the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railroad, and instructing tho com?
missioner of revenue to list all the prop?
erty of tho company hero for taxation
at the regular rate.
An opinion from the City Attorney was
read, setting forth that Mr. M. Fll. Seay
Was entitled to his seat in tho body from
Clay Ward, and that his recent election
did not fall within, tho constitutional Inhi?
bition on the subject.
Mr. R. T. Davis was elected to a seat
In tho Board to fill the vacancy occa?
sioned by the resignation of Mr. James
R, Shoppard, ?nid many resolutions of
more or less importance were agreed to.
Mr. Seay All Right.
The meeting was called to order at 9
o'clock by President Turpln, and the
clerk read a longthy opinion of tho City
Attorney in which tho latter contended
that Mr. M. Fll. Seay is legally nnd prop.
orly a member ot the Board from Clay
Ward, tho constitutional Inibitimi against
tho election of members or ex-members
to positions In the gift of the Council
until twelve months have elapsed, not af?
fecting Mr. Seay, for the reason that he
was not legally a member when his seat
was vacated on account of holding a
Tho opinion sets forth tho view that
Mr. Seny was only a do facto member of
tho Board during his Incumbency In tho
Fetlernl office, and that moro than a year
had elapsed between tho timo ho had
served legally nnd that of his election
some mouths ago.
The resolution repealing tho agreement
herotoforo existing between the Chesa?
peake and Ohio Railroad and the city, by
which the former was allowed to pay a
lump sum of $18,000 per year in lieu of all
taxes, and directing the commissioner of
the rovenuo to proceed to assess all the
property of tho company taxable In this
city In like manner, as that of othor per?
sons and corporations was adopted?ayes,,
15; noes, 1.
Mr. Beck alone voted In the negative.
He declared that he did not desire to drive
the Chesapeake and Ohio from Richmond,
and tho chairman (Mr. x'urpln) declared
that it would be a shame not to adopt the
For School Building.
Tho City Attorney was present and sug?
gested some minor amendments to the
ordinance conforming to the Constitution
In relation to tho payment of the cost of
Improvements to property where the cost
Is to be divided between tho owners and
the olty, and it was adopted.
A resolution was adopted appropriating
'$1.400 to defray the expenses incident to
the new registration recently hold, and
many othor resolutions relating to the
refunding of taxes, &c, were agreed to.
There was a resolution reported from
the Finance Committee find agreed to,
appropriating $4,000 for a school building
In the East End. Mr. Whlttot offered a
resolution, which was referred, calling
upon the Oeneral Assembly to amend the
charter so as to regulate the sinking
fund on the Unes offered by Captain Mc?
Carthy, City Accountant. Mr. Gunst of?
fered a resolution, which was also re?
ferred, appropriating $2,000 for coal to be
distributed among the poor of the city.
Mr. Gilmer nominated Mr, R. T. Davis
to fill the vacancy In tho Board from Lee
Ward occasioned by the resignation of
Mr, James R. Sheppard, and he was
CHICAGO STRIKE SEEMS
MUCH NEARER AN END
(B> Aseorluted Preis.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 16.?Encouraged by the
successful operation of a regular eervlce
on the Wentworth Avenue lino, the man?
agement of the Chicago city railway an?
nounced to-night that an effort 'would be
made to-morrow to resumo trafilo on the
Cottage Grove Avonuo line. The intention
Is to Btnrt ten trains early In tho morn?
ing, and unless too much opposlgton Is
met with tho service will he gradually ex?
tended later In the day. Five hundred po?
licemen will be added to-morrow to the
number already detailed to guard the
property of the company. Screens have
been provided for the grip cars to shield
tho grlpmen, and the troins wlll.be run
at a high rate of speed. In an effort to
prevent crowds from blacking the tracks.
HURRIED AWAY TO
(Special to The Times-Dlepatoh.)
BRISTOL, TENN., November 16,-Finly
Preston and his father, the negroes
charged with the brutal murder of Lil?
lian Shaw, tho mulatto woman, whose
body was burned In a log heap, were to?
day hurried away from Mountain City
and lodged in Jail at Joneehoro, thirty
miles away, in order to prevent a lynch?
It is stated that two efforts have been
rtiade to organise a lynching bee, and that
the second eifort was about to be success?
Flnly Preston has confessed to the
BHREVEPORT?In a fight between
ri'groea at a merry making on Saturday
night, fifteen miles from Shreveporc,
Johnson Shepperd and Tonk Harris were
instantly killed and Alexander Thomas
a lid Sun Throll badly wounded,
HAD ASTHMA FOR 16 YEARS,
Hudson (N. Y.) Woman Was Cured By
Father John's Medicine,
Mrs. ratrlclc Hlgglns of 221 Mill Bt.,
Hudson, N. Y., Hnya: "Father John's Med?
icine has done the world of good for me.
1 have been troubled with asthma, throat
and lung troublo for over sixteen years.
I have taken three b?teles, nnd I have not
been troubled with my throat elnco tak?
ing the first bottle, und my lungs aie ?
great deal better. I shall recommend It
highly to nil my neighbors. Please pub?
lish mv name and what it hus dono for
me. (Signed.) Mrs. Patrick Hlgglns."
Father John's Medicine Is for sale by
Owens & Minor Drug Co., 1007 East Main
Street; City Drug Store, 3441 East Main
Street; People's Drug Store, 3300 WU
llam'sburg Avenue; Northsldo Pharmacy,
901 North Fifth Street; Pine Street Phar.
macy, 334 South Pino Street; East Phar
tpiacy, 2<*01 Venable Street.
SUCCESSORS TO THOMAS R. PRICE & CO,
Just as the cold snap arrives wc chronicle the coming of
the largest shipment of Correct Coats and Suits.
THE SUITS are advanced modes, the latest conceptions.
As to the values, sec the Suits. Our prices simply say $12.50,
$20.00, $22.00, $25.00, $27.50. In appearance and nameless
grace they look like custom tailor work.
Any alterations as to a perfect fit is our own affair. Tan,
Covert, Corset-Back Coats. All may be fitted now at $16.50.
This seems a perfect garment. Many persons are wait?
ing for these, as they have made us many waiting patrons,
All sizes. Many unique and eccentric cuts. All new.
CORSETS, that essential adjunct of any perfect form. Now seems tho
chance for you'.
BON TON, quality 836, sizes 21 to ,28, regular cost $$.50, now f8.B0.
BON TON. quality 800, 18 to 25. wero 12.50, now $1.76.
ROYAt, WORCESTER, No. 472, 19 to 28, wero $1.00, now 75fc
ROYAL. WORCEBTER, No. 424. .18 to 25, wero $1.00. now 76o.
' These arc all WHITE, nnd at the figures above thoy will change hands
Their sale we havo discontinued. Other Corsets, of all fashionable
brands, we havo in stock.
Merino Underwear for Men, Women and Children; stock Just complete.
GLAD TTDrNGS?Another lot of the EOLIA.N8 at $1.00. Now we
have the cream. Maybe you havo waited for It.
309 E. Broad Street.
A URGE CONTRACT
Booth Brothers Papered the
Chesterfield Apartment House
From Top to Bottom.
The Booth Brothers?Messrs. John C.
and Charles T. Booth?paper hangers,
dealers In wall-paper and moulding?, of
No. 218 North Third Street, have Just
completed a contract, of -which they
may well bo proud.
This well known firm, slnco the 21gt
of September, has papered the walls of
the great Chesterfield Apartment House,
on West (Franklin, from the celling of
the top floor to the basement. The
undertaking was a great one, such as
would test the ability of wall-paper deal?
ers and hangers at every possible point.
An enormous quantity of paper had to
be supplied, The stock from which the
selections had to bo made roust be most
1 ample and varied, la quality and design.
Every lessee of an apartment, whether
ot the smallest or the largest, had the
privilege of selecting the design and
color. The Booth Brothers had, there?
fore, to have almost every possible va?
riety to suit so many tastes, all dainty
and cultivated?some, doubtless, fastidi?
ous. They had to supply many varieties
of tiling paper for bath-rooms, a good
grade for bed chambers, and the hand?
somest imported article for drawing!
roome and "dens." Thus ov.ry possible
high grade paper had to bo supplied.
Then the paper had to be put on the
walls with great skill In a very brief
timo, compared with the'enormlty of tho
contract. Messrs. Booth took a pick
of Richmond hangers and brought ex?
pert, hero from New York, Philadelphia
and Washington. Since the latter part
of . Septomber, besides supplying mnny
other customers promptly, they havo
f.-?i.v?* -?nd ,?,.,? UTion Ihn wull? of the
Chesterfield no less than 7,500 rolls.
There are four square Jkirds in every
roil, so iho rolls become ?,??-t square
yards, 270,000 square feet, or consid?
erably more than a quarter of a million.
When It Is remembered that this work
much of It, nt least?had to bo done
with greatest care because of the fine
quality of the paper and because the
firm has a reputation <o live up to for
fine work, the promptness with which
the contract w-as accomplished Is aston?
The Interior of the Chesterfield Im?
presses one with Its beauty, as the exte.
roir gives r conception of the massive.
The public hall, which one enters from
(Franklin 8treet, Is particularly hand?
some. The paper Is Imported "two
tone" of the best qusllty, tho coloring
maroon and yellow. The ladles' recep.
tlon room Is handsomely papered, not
only so, but a daintier coloring could not
possibly have been chosen. The color
scheme of the cafe Is green and white,
and a beautiful room the paperhangers
have left It. The building has two hun?
dred and fifty-three rooms In it, besides
fifty-eight bath rooms. The work on
all Is apparently without a flaw,"' with
an endless variety In color and design.
It Is a grout compliment to Messrs.
?Booth that, despite the many who came
to select paper, all found just what
they wanted. The Chesterfield has the
distinction of having upon Its walls paper
that cost not less than $8 or $8.50 a roll.
The splendid work on the Chesterfield
will doubtless win many new friends
for the Booth Brothers.
Operated on Quickly.
Mr. Richard Moore, son of Mr. J. S.
Moore, and ono of the ?'best-known of
the younger men of Richmond, on Sunday
underwent a successful operation for ap?
pendicitis, at tho St. Luke's hospital. He
is now doing as nicely as could be ex?
pected, but naturally It? will be several
weeks boforo tho Inolston heals, While
the young man had been complaining nt
Intervals for several days, tho disease did
not develop sufficiently to warrniyt an
operation until about 11 ?. M. Sunday.
A physician was summoned und easily
diagnosed tho case. Mr. Mooro was taken
at once to the hospital and the operation
begun, completed urn? the patient had
recovered from tho effects of tho anaes?
thetic by 4 P. M. Tho surgeons found
that the appendix had burst and that the
operation was performed none too soon.
Enlarge Knitting Mills.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA.. Nov. 16.?The
Williamsburg Knitting Mill Company has
secured'nn amendment to their charater,,,
authorizing the Issue of $30,000 of pre?
ferred stock. The owners expect to en
? good as new, of excellent!
original price $800.
These Pianos were tgt
part payment on thejR
Btleu. Sold on easy pfj
431 E. Broai
J J. E. DUNBAR,
large their plant by putting
and spinning machinery. \
l'ho new stock will bo Issued u
of $fiOO each. This will bring the'^
stock up to $80,000.
Depositions Commenced in Noi,
folk County Contests.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Nov. 10.?Sunday
work was in progress at the navy yard
In this city yesterday. All day long the
workmen were engaged on the Olympia
and the Topeka, hurrying forward their
_rt is stated' that this work was done
in obedience to orders from the Depart?
ment, which desires to get these ships
ready for pbrvico, before %ho assembling
of the fleet in Hampton Ronds on the
30th of tho present month.
The situation at Panama has some
bearing on the rush orders, navy men
believe, but this Is not admitted by
those In authority.
The taking of depositions In the elec?
tion contest case of the defeated candi?
dates of the Stralghtout party In Nor?
folk county was begun at Berkley to-day,
Some hundreds of witnesses will have
to be examined before the record la
made up. '
IS BADLY HURT
Has One of His Legs Broken in
(Hy Associated Trees.)
SIMLA, INDIA, Nov, 18.?Dord Kitch?
ener, commander in chief of the British
forces In India, has met with a serious
accident while riding home alone from
a country house near here. A3 ho was
pursing through a tunnel his horse be-.,
came frightened and collided w'Ui th?
walled side. One of Lord Kitchener's
legs was broken in two placea. Some time
afterward coolies passing through the
tunnel found the commander in chief
lying there helpless, und brought him
to Simla. He is now reported to be
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