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REV. J. 0. DUI'S
Prcaches Before the Facully and
Sttulcnts of Southern Fe?
WOODMEN'S SOLEMN SERVICE
-Ocdicate Monnmcnts to Dcccased
.Members of the Order at
IHpoclal to The Tlme-a-Dli-patch.J
PJiTERBBU-RCJ, VA., May -51.?The
Washlngton .Street Methodlst Chureh
was cl'OWdcd thls' mornlng by a con?
gregation Ineludlng ropresentutlves of
i.iuiiv other ohurchca of tlie varloua
diiioinli-atlons ln tho clty, who heard a
most eloquent and nchotarly dlscoursd
dellvered by tho Rev. Joseph Bragg
L-unn, I'fcCtor of tho Episcopnl Chureh
at Suflolk. as the baccalaureate ser
mo'n before the trusteeu, faculty and
Btudents t.f tho Southern Female Col
iefje. The mornlng servlces, whlch in
cluded several onusual golectlohs beau
tifuliy rendered by the cholr, were
conducted bv thc Rcv- ''? lJ- ^ll'"'
pa*tor of the Ohurch. who then Intro?
duced the Rev. Mr. L-unn to the con
Kiegatlon ln moHt cordlnl terms. lak
iiig as hls text the salutatloii of the
aiiBel Gabriel to tho Vlrgln Mary. In
the twenty-elghth vorae ot the flrst
chapter of Luke: "Hall, thou that art
hlghly favored, thy Ood ls wlth thee:
blossed uro thou among women. ' Mr.
iMinn dc-plcted in beautiful terms the
b.-auty and fllmpllclty of the character
and porsonallty of the Mother'of Chrlst
the woman supreme ln the hlstory of
i,er sex, exempllfylng the blghest typo
of women. ln thelr most natural and
thelr noblest sphcro. to whose pov/or
nnd lnflucnce over tho world through
the medlum of the home, the speaker
pR),l a beautiful trlhute.
r The trustees, faculty nnd students of
the Southern Female- College he-aded
by Presldent Arthur Kyle Davls. occu
pled pawB on the central alsles of the
AV'oodmen of tbe AA'orld.
Bautlful and solemn ceremonies were
|,eld ln Blandford Cemetery thls af
ternono. when Oakwood Cainp. No. l,
AVoodmen of the World. In the presenco
?f a large asaemblage. dedlcaled three
handsomo momimentB to tho memory of
AV. D. Smlth, F. S. Kckles and John S.
Follard, former members of tlie camp.
Nearly 200 AVoodinen, Ineludlng rep
reaentatlves of Hickory and Blackgum
Camps, of Rlchmond. and a large dele?
gatlon from AVhlte Oak Camp, of Dls
putanta, took part in the parade,
whlch, headed by tho Cltizons' BanJ,
and led by Oakwood Camp. accom
paniod by Hollywood Camp. of thla
cltv, marchod from Red Men's Hall.
on Sycamore Street. and entered the
cemetery about 5 o'clock. passlng down
A'lrglnla Avenue wlth tha band play
Ing "Nearor, My God. to Thee." As
se-mbUng around the graves of their
dtparted brother*, offlcers of tho order,
wlth Mr. Lawrcnce T. Walsh acting a3
moBter of ceremonies. dedlcattd the
monuments In "love. honor and re
membrance" wlth the customary cero
rnonlea at each. during whlch appro
prlate liymns were beautlfully sung
by the cholr of the Hlgh Street Meth?
odlst Lplscopal Chureh.
Rev. C. B. Rlchards, pastor of the
Washlngton Street Chrlstian Chureh,
made an address, paylng a handsomc
trlbute to the llfe and character of
each of tho men whose memory the
cc .ip was honorlng, and a most inter
e-stlng dlscourse on the prlnclples and
purposes of the organlzatlon was de?
llvered by Mr. L B. Latham, State
manager. The poem, "O AVhy Should
tho Spirlt of Mortal Be Proud," waa
beautlfully reclted by Mrs.- Deahl
AValfh Burkhardt amid the perfect
silence of the great crowd.
JJ.W.VTILY DRESSED BABA'
LEFT ON DOOItSTEl'
[.Special to The Tlrnes-Dispatch. J
NEWPORT NEWS. A'A.. May 31.?
A pretly, dalntily dressed baby girl,
nbout three months old, was found on
the front porch of L. B. Rcynolda'j
home. 330S West Avenue, this morn?
lng shortly after midnlght. The in?
fant, resting upon a bundle of newly
made clothlng. was contentedly suck
Ing from a bottle of milk. There was
no mark of any klnd about the child
or Its clothlng to furnish the pollce
wlth a clue to thc ldcntlty of tlie par?
ties who abandoncd it.
A scratching on the front door at
tracted the altentlon of Mlss Hildah
Curtls, a nlece of Mrs. Reynolds, who
?went to the door, thlnklng that her
pet cat had been left out of doors.
The young lady was so startled at
"flndlng the infant that she did not no
tlce whether or not any ono left the
porch as she went out.
Tlie chlld was placed in St. Francls
Hospltal to bo cared for untll other
arrangements can be made.
PEARISBURG. A'A., May 31.?A large
crowd of Pearlsburg's ropresontativt
people assembled at Mr. F. G. Thrash
er's beautiful home Thursday evenlni
to wltnesa the marrlage of Mlss Marj
Easley. of thls place, to Mr. Hugl
Hlll, of Bristol, Tenn. Mrs. Bernare
Mason, slster of tha brlde, gowned ir
whlto crepe de chine, preslded at tht
plano. The brldestnalds and grooms
men enterod as follows: Mlss Senal
Fry, of PearisbUrg, wlth Mr. Johr
French, of Bluefleld. AV. A'a.; Mis;
Mlnnle French, of Narrows, with Mr
Abe Reynolds, of Bristol; Mlss BessI,
Ellett, of Christlansburg, wlth Mr
Splller Hlcks, of Bluefleld, AA*. Va.
Miss Mlnnle Mann, of Bluefleld, AV
A'a., wlth Mr, Whaley, of Bristol. ant
Mlss Belle Stowart, of West A'lrglnla
wlth Mr. Oakoy Alexander, of Blue
fleld, AV. Va. The brlde entered wltl
her slster, Mrs. AA'altor Mlller, of Now
po.-t, Va., matron of honor, who wa:
gowned ln pink cropo do chlne an<
coivied pink carnatlons. The brldi
was radlently boautiful ln her brlda
robo of AVhlte radlum over taffeta
carrylng a shower bouquot of lllles o
thc valley and Brlde roses, her vel
No woman can be happy
without children; it is her
nature to love them as m uch
isoas it is the beautiful and
)ure. The ordeal through
' which the expectant mother
must pass is so fraught with dread that the very thought fills her with
apprehension. There is.no necessity for the reproduction of life to be
either very palnful or dangerous. The use of Mother's Friend pre
pares the system for the coming event, and it is passed without any
danger. This remedy is applied externally, and has carried thousands
of women through thVcrisis
with but little suffering.
WlIU for book conulning Inforrnatlon'
of Tslae tM all ?.p?c.t?nt lnothan.
ailAOFKLO RCaULATQIi oo.
belng caught wlth lllles of the valley.
Tho groom, wlth hls best man, Mr.
Rlchard Lampkln, of Roanoke, met tlie
brlde at the Improvlsed nltar, where
Rov. P. C, Clnrk, of Bluoflold, W. Va..
pcrformed the ceremony, during whlch
"Henrts and I''lowors" was softly ren
dereil by Mrs, Mason.
Mr. and Mrs. Hlll left on a late trnin
for Aehevlllo, N. C.
Memliers of Petcrshtirg Order Attoni
Servlce nl Hl. I'nuI'd Cliurcli.
[Kpoelal tn Tho Tlmeis-Dliipatch.)
PBTKRHUURG, VA., May 31.?Poters
bitrg A'oTle ot Eagles, wlth an attend?
ance of nearly all the moiiilicrn ?f the
local organization, attendetl tlie nn
111111I i-niemorlnl servlces of the nerle,
whlch were held nt Ht. Paul's Epls?
copal Church to-nlglil in the presence
of a Inrgc congregnllon. The Eagles,
ln a long double coltimn, mnrchcel Into
the chufCh us the vested chdlr, slng
Ing lli<; proresslonal hymn, entered the
chancel. After the servlces Rev. Rob?
ert W. Bnrnwell, rector of Ht. Paul's,
preach ed from the text. "Por our con
vnrsatlon is ln heaven." givlng a most
Interestlng revlew of the orlgln and
hlstory of frntornnl orders nnd tho
do.velcipment of thelr purposes from
tho purely practlcal and maternal to
the present noble prlnciples of truth,
justice. Ilberty ancl aquallty, wlth an
eloquent cxposltlon of thelr meanlng
SOIiTKWEST HAN'KERS ,
MEET l\ ROA.NOICF.
ROANOKF, VA., May 31.?The Bank?
ers' Assoclatlon, comiinsed of bankers
of Roanoke and the: .Sotithwost. met at
the Hotel Roanoke last nlght. aml
organlzed. About forty banks were
represented, and Presldent J. Tyler
Hon. Henry M. Trout welcomed tho
vlsltors. nnd H. E. Jones, presldent of
the Domlnlon Natlonal Bank, of Bris
tol. responded. Mr. F. B. Spencer, of
Roanoke, was elected secretary. and
C. L. King, of Pearlshurg; J. C. Greer,
of Rocky Mount, and J. W. Bell, of
Ablngdon. were elected members of
the advisory commlttee. At the ban
ciuet whlch followed, Presldent L. F.
Johnson mado the prlnclpal speech. Ho
declared that he hoped the tlme would
come when the surplus cash of the
banks, whlch now went to Now York.
would bo dlstrlbtitcd among a dozen
citlos aa centrallzatlon of funds wns
now one of the prlnclpal causes of de
presslons. This statement was greefel
wlth applau.se. Judge John W. Woods
DAUOHTKnS TO PJIESENT
PORTRAIT5 OF t,KE AND DAVIS
! NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. Mav 31.?
]The John W. Danlel Chapter. Daugh
! ters of the Confederacv, will presen*
iportralts nf Jefferson Davis and Robert
-i.rT-Sa t0 tn& Publlc sch'ools of the
citl Tuesday. the 100th annlversary of
! the blrth "f Jefferson Davls.
Tuesday nlght the Confederate Me?
morlal Assoclatlon wlll hold exercises
at tho Clty Hall to commermorate the
DR. WIN'STO.V SPEAKS TO
rsoeclnl lo The TimM-Dlspatch.]
I LYNCHBURG. VA.. May 31.?Dr. W.
W. IVInston. edltor of the' Chrlstlan
;Advocate. Nashvllle. Tenn., dellvered
the baccalaureate sermon at the Ran
doIph-Macon Woman's College this
mornlnj? In the presence of an audience
whlch fllled the large college chapel.
iThe address was a masterly one. To
!morrow wlll be class day ln the finals.
?ludae l.ovlntt Lcares.
f Speelal tn Th* Tlm?!'-D!sp?t_h.l
LYNCHBURG, VA.. May 31?Judge
W. G. livlng. former manager ot
j "Oak RIdge," Thomas F. Ryan'a Nel
'? son county Estate, left here last nlght
I for Tallahassce. Fla., where he wlll
bocome assistant counsel for the Sea
board Alr Line. He wlll begln his pro
fesslonal work at once. but hls famlly
wlll not Joln hlm untll after a lap?e
of several months.
Mr. Eggleaton Decllncs.
LINCHBURO. VA.. May 31.?state
htiperlntendent of Educatlon J. D. Eg
gleston has just declined an Invita
tlon to make an address at the com?
mencement of the Fairvlew Helghts
school ln South Lynchburg, havlng an?
other engagement In Northern Vir?
ginia at the tlme. This school is one
of th" 0est oqulppod county grammar
schools in Virginia.
T -.-*(5??S.a.1,-:!The T'ni?s-DIiipatch.J*
LYNCHBURG. VA.. May 31.?Dr. J. S.
DeJarnette. superlntendent of the
Western State Hospital, at Staunton
Is expected to visit during this week a
number of avallablo eites i? Amhcrst
county for the projected eplleptlc col?
ony. It is practically assured that the
colony wlll not bo located on the prop?
erty left by tho will of S. R. Murkland,
whfch is opposlte tho clty, but that
this will bo sold and another slte pur
As soon as the superlntendent is
ready to make a recommendatlon the
general hospital board will bc con
vened to conslder his report. This
meeting wlll probably >e held in
Lynchburg, and lt is gonerally belleved
that tho colony will be located near
Amherst Courthouse. The board has
available nearly $45,000 for the estab
lishment of the colony.
TWO SCHOONEHS ASHORE
ON NBW ENGLAND COAST
BOSTON, MASS.. May 31_As a re?
sult of the southeast galo along the
coast of Southern Massachusetts and
Rhode Island, last nlght and this
morning, two schooners went ashore in
Hyannis Harbor and much damage
was caused to flshermen's boats and
The schooners driven on the beach
are tho Carrie C. Ware, Captaln Chas.
C. Look, bound from Jonesport, Me.,
for New Y'ork, wlth a cargo of laths,
and the Belle Halltday from Port
Readlng, with coal, for Hyannis. it
ls thought both the vesscls may be
floatod after their cargoes are llght
ered. Thelr crows remain on board.
SCENESAT THE INDIANA MURDER FARM
Ray Lamphcre, beiieA'ed. to have tstcn
Mrs. Ciuimcas's Accomplicc* And/aus
pcctccf of. haviiig tfcfcac^ thc -Hoosc
A A'lEAV OF THE CXJNiVESS FARM. Mrs. Gunnea.i wlth her chlldren, who
The crowd (tathercd about tlie "Denth I'nteli" wntcblng thc dlggera. were liurncd to dcnth.
A coarse. fat, heavy-featured woman
forty-elght years of age, wlth a blg
head covered with a mop of mud-col
ored hair. small eyes, huge hands and
arms. and a gross body wlth difnculty
supported on feet grotesiiuely small?
such is the descriptlon of Mrs. Belle
Gunness, the extraordinary creature
who ran the "murder farm" near
Murder for money was Bclle Gun
ness's trade. She was a Scandlnavlan,
came to thls country when a glrl, and
marrled a fellow countryman. Max
Sorenson. in Chlcago. ln 18S3. He dled
mystcriously in 18D0. Poison was hlnt?
ed at, and exhumation suggested; but
nothing was done. Tlie woman col
leoUed $S,,"0ii insurance money. and
two years later marrled Gunness. In
1902 !-;!ie moved to Laporte.
Before three months had passed she
had become feared and hated amorrg
tv'e ne-ighbors. "She was more a devl!
than a woman," said one of them.
whose farm adjolned her own. When
GOOD BILLS KILLED;
_ (Coiitlniif-d from Flrst Page. i
be enactcd, but whlch dled ln com?
mlttee or were defeatcd ln the Senate
or House were of far greater import
ance than those whlch were placed on
the statute books. For instance, a
most determint-d flght was made by
the Republlcans to secure an appro
prlatlon for the subsldlzing of ma!l
and passenger steamshlp llnes from the
United States to ports in South
Amerlca, the Fhillpplnes and the
The Senate agreed, but the Demo
crats and a few Republlcans defeated
thls feature of the post-offlee appro
JIt was confldently expected that the
Senate would take some actlon looking
to the flnal adjuatment, by force If
necessary, of our dlfferences with Pres?
ldent Custro, of Arenezuela, but those
who expected such leglslatlon were
Many bllls were introduced in ihe
Houso by both Democrats and Repub?
llcans proposing repeal of the dut.v on
wood pulp, and a seloct eomtriittea
spent weeks in investlgating the sub?
ject, but beyond receiving the report
of tli!3 commlttee,- Congress did not
act in tho matter.
Congress passed an appropriatlon bill
carrying approprlatlons aggregatlng
$32,000,000 for the erectlon of public
bulldTngs In the cities and towns of
The Senate ratified afbitraUon treat
les wlth practlcally all tho powers of
Probably the most Important defc-at
sustalned by the adnilnlstration was
that admlnlstered by Congress ln fe
fuslng to enlarge the powers of thc
Interstate Commerce Commission in thc
matter ot fegulatlng rates. Congress
took no uctlon on the recoinmendntton
that the commission proceed to nscer
taln the physlcal valuatlon e>f rall?
roads; that lt ba givon power to sus
pend inc.roases ln railroad rates pend
Ing an Invostlgation as to the justlce
of such advance, without waiting foi
tlie complalnt of a shlpper, as at
present. Btk an appropriatlon of ?35t).
000 to ostabllsh a statistieal and ac
countlng department of tho cominlssloi
was made after a har-1 flght. and de
tplto the opposltlon of Chairmaii Taw
ney, of tho House Commlttee: on Ap
Congress was tn session for slx
months. 11 ls not upfalr to sny Miat it
did not avorago passing an importan
bill a month.
LAND OFFERED FOR
NEAV LYNCHBURG SCHOOl
rsnoelnl to Tho Tlmca-Dlsnatch.]
LYNCHBURG, VA? Mny 31.?Th'
AVVjstover Land Company has Just of
forocl a two-aere slte in Its pronertj
lii West Lynnhburg^to the Brookvllh
distrlct school bourd on whlch to lo
cate its proposed $10,000 school bulld
Ing. This wlll reopon a long nnd bllte
flght ? over the slte. and whlch wai
flnally deeidod by .State superlnlendon
Eggles^on ln favor of aiinthor loeutloi
half p. mlle distant from thls one. Thi
patrons of tho school will moet Ii
luass.meeting Thursday nlght lo ad.v.o
cate thc uccuptunoe ot' tho offer.
The "Death Pa.cii,""vrhetc the Bodies were dujj up. ln the Holc marked "A'"
were found Two Bodies t-iti that marked "B." One Body: iii that m-arked "C,"
One Body : in that rharked "D/' Two Bodks ; in th.it: -marked "E," Fottr Bodies
Gunness was found dead in December.
1302, wlth tlie back of hls head crushed
In. every one beUeved that she had
murdereil hlm. Mrs. Gunness alleged
that a sausage grinder had fallen froin
a shelf and struck hlm. Her state
mont could not be'disproved. Sho col
Iected $3,000 lnsurance, and began her
systematlc trade In murder. F.very
body knew that she was advertlslng
for a husband. Strange men met her
at the railroad depot from tlme to
tlme, drove back to the farm with her.
and disappeared. But nobody cared
to discover the mystery. Belle Gunnr^s
and her three chlldren wero left
severely alone. There was only ono
companlon. the, hired man. Ray Lam
phere. now under. arrest, who worked
on the farm, and he bore nono too
re.putablo a character. There had beon
another, Jennie Ilscn. an adopted
daughtor; but she was sent "to schocl
in Callfornla" ln September. 1900. At
any rate sho dfsappeared from vlew.
It was the dlsappearancu of Andre^'
Old Rules Revived Will Stop
Speeches of Great
AA'ASHINGTON. D. C. May 31.?To
those who gave close attention to the
passage of passing events in the Senate
during tlie fillbuater which, niarked the
closlng days of the recent sesslon, the
change ln the interpretation of the
Senate rules was consldered of far
greater import than the flllbuster
Senator Burkett, of Nebraska, who
gave close attention to the parllamen
tary tactics employed by the majcyfty
to bring the obstruction to an end,
thus summarlzed to-day the changes
which were accomplished between 12
o'clock midntght and daylight yester?
First. The A'ice-President announced
that it was wlthln the province of the
chair to count a quorum, and that he
would not order a roll call lf a quo?
rum was aetually present.
Second. The Senate, by voto upon a
point of ordor submitted to it by the
A*lce-Presi(lent, determlned that the
questlon of "no quorum" could not be
ralsed untll after lntervening buslness,
lf the previous roll call had disclosed a
quorum present, and that debate was
not such lntervening business.
Dug Up Old Rule.
Third?A rule of the Senate, whlch
in practlco has always lald dormant,
was invoked, prohiblting a Senator
from addressing the Senate upon any
questlon moro than twice ln any one
day. The result of theso threo inter
pretations of the rules mako it abso
lutely lmposslble to prolong debate in
definitely, anti thus makes a filibustet
lmposslble where the end of tho ses?
sion is indeterminate, for they glve
no opportunlty for Intermission by e
speaker, except by ylolding tho iloor
and after two such yieldings of thc
floor, under tho rule, he wlll not bc
perniitlod to speak l'urther on tliat day
By refuslng lo adjourn, and thus con
tlnuing tho siinio day untll the logtsla
tiou hIihII be ena'cted, it ls only a mat?
ter: of tinio untll nny flllbustering con.
tingent can bo successfully worn out
Commentliig on tho effect of thest
chungos, Mr. Burkett said;
So Alore Flllliustcrs.
"The present Saiuito flllbuster hai
been prodticlive of the greatest ovolu
tlon ln faeililatlhg legislatlon sluto tht
days of the Flfty-llrst Congress, whei
Speaker Thomas B. Reed announced li
tho llotisa of Reprosentatlve.s that gen
tlenienl ln thelr seats could be seeu ai
woll as lieard.
That uuiiouiicomeiit ,was the result o
a flllbuster, uinl untll Roed'a doclsloi
It was, posslble for tho mliiority ti
compel tho innjority party to hav(
enough of tliolr mombers present al
the tlme tu oqual a quorum of tht
House, Hut Roed decided that lf a mai
wus present ho wns present, whothoi
ho wns willing tu admlt lt or not, anc
theveiipon ho dlrocted the i-lctrk ti
couut Uic lueinucrs Bieseau unu. ht
Holglean that opened up the mystery.
Helgloan had read Mrs. Gunness's id
vertlsemont, drew $3,000 from hls bank
in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and told
his brother Asle that he was goltu?
to Laporte to marry. After two weeks
Asle wroto to Mrs. Gunness to learn
his brother's whereabouts.
"Dear good brother of the best frieiid
I have ln the world." the murdress
wrote back, "it is wlth tears floodlng
ln my eyes and my heart overburdemM
wlth grlef that I wrlte you ahout your
dear brother. Ho Is gone from me, I
know not where. As I thlnk of hlm my
heart bleeds. May God bless hiiii
wherever ho may be.
"Selj off everythlng that he own?.
get tdgether as much of your own
money as you can. and come hcro dur?
ing the first part of May. Wo will
then go and seek hlm. 3rlng tho
money all In cash. It wlll be easler to
handle ln this way. ... I wlll fly to
his arms and never, oh, never be ,sep
arated from him again. Do not neglect
saw. as well as those that he heard.
When the conference report on the
currency blll came up for considera
tion, some Senatbrs tmdertook to flll?
buster against It by sccuring tho floor,
and thus preventing ltfc coming to a
vote. Senator La Follette led off. and.
of course, used every technlcallty of
rule to consume tlme. He ralsod the
question of no quorum thlrty-slx tlmes
within a few hours. which necessitated
the caling of the roll each tlme. If
permitted to go on unhindered it mlght
have been continued indefinltelv."
Senator Gallinger Says People Are
Being Educated to Approve
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 31.?That
the ocean mall blll, which passed the
Senate on March 20th without divislon,
and later was sustaln'ed by the Senate
In lhe post-ofrlce appropriation blll bv
a vote of iti to 12, Is not killed by the
actlon of the House ,ln failing to ac
cept it on a narrow vote of 145 to
153; is the flrm convlction of tlie
frlends of tho measure. They belleved
that next December it will win by a
decislvo majority. The exultatlon
whlch the temporary defeat of this
measure has aroused In LIverpool and
Hamburg, among tho Corcign shlp
owners and merchnnts, Is ha'sty and
premature, salel Senator Gallinger, ln
disc'usslng the subject. He continued:
"Tho vote on May 23d shows how
swlftly the ocean mall servlce and the
merchant marine are gatherlng
streiigth in the House of Represonta
tlves. One year ago lifty-slx Republi
cans. nearly all from the Mlddle West,
votecl against a blll for mail lines to
South Amerlca. The other day onlv
thlrty-slx Republloans: all but Mr
Porklns, of Hochestor, N. Y., from tho
Middlo West, voted against a blll for
mall llnes to South Amerlca, Japan,
Chlna, the Phlllpuines and Australaala.
"A year ago 22 per cent .of the Re
publlcans of tho House were opposet
ithls year only 10 (por cent. And this
'.second test is all tho moro. slgnll'lcnnt
because it wns made ln ? tho year of a
"The Middlo West is stlll tho oentre
of opposltlon, but that opposltlon is a
Iwanlng one. and I, havo reason to be
licvo that many?probably a majority
j?of tho thlrty.-flve Western represen
itativos who voted against the ocean
11,111 a week ago. personnlly favor lcg
!Islatlon of this klnd. but t'enr that It ls
'not yet prbperly understocid by thelr
constltuents. There Is no question thnt
there Is hostlllty In the Mlddle West
to tho idea of stibsldv. but this ocean
, mall blllls no moro of a subsldy, thai
iis our expendlture on rural freo do
livory pr rallway mall carrylngi lt ls
siniply honest pay for nctual sorvtco
!>r. .Iimi'.i the tirnlor.
IMiv'-.l u. The. Tlme*.DlBiiatcii.l
LYNCHBURG, \'.\.. May 'II.?Dr. Car
ter llelin Joues, puator o( lOii'sl Bap
tist Cliiirch, iiiis hoen seleetod to de
livc-r the address to tho griuluntlm
class of tho Lynchburg Hlgh Sclioo
on tlie evenlng or .luim llUh. Thi
Ki'iiiliiiithig class numbors thirty hoyi
to bring tho money In cash."
Thls letter wns wrltten on April 23<
Flve days later Aslo Helglean rea
that thc Gunness house liad been buri
ed and that .Mrs. Gunness and ht
three chlldren had dled ln the flame
He took the traln to Laporte and tol
Sherlff Smutzer hls story. Then Jc
Maxson, a new hlred man of tl:
murdoress. spoke about some "so!
spots" ln the garden. Digging begai
and the flrst body turncd up was tl
dismembered body of Helglean.
A few feet away the body of a youn
woman, supposedly Jennle Ilsen, wi
found. In all ten corpses were u:
earthed, three belng ot women. Whetl
er Mrs. Gunness dled ln tha flre c
as is belleved, substltuteri a corp
kllled her chlldren, burncd down tl
house and fled, may bc dlsclosed ;
the trial of Ray Lamphcre.
Mrs. .Gunness has willed her pro]
erty, ln reversion after her chlldren
death, to the Norweglan Orphans' ar
Chlldreri's Home in Chlcago.
Says Country Demands the Mo!
Searching Inquiry Regarding
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31.?Tl
currency comnvission appointed yestei
day by Vice-Presldent Fairbanks an
Speaker, Cannon, under the terms (
tho Aldrlch-Vreeland bill, held Its Mr:
meeting to-day, and while the meetln
was only for the purpose of organlzi
tlon, there was a general discussion <
plans, and lt can be stated that If tl
outllne submitted by Senator Aldric
ls perfected by the work of thc con
mlssion, the country will be glven tl
beneflt of such a thorough Investigi
tlon and complete an exposltion of cu
rency and banking as lt has never bi
forc rcceived. The commlsslon orgai
Ized by electlng Senator Aldrich chal
man,' and Reprcsentutlvo A'reelatid vlci
chalrman, thus roe-ognizing in tho tv.
executlve offlcers the co-uuthors of tl
law under whlch tho commlsslon wi
appointed. Arthur Shelton, clerk <
thc Senate Committee on Finance, wi
chosen secretary ot" tho comnilsslo
and it was' agreed that the lloui
members should be permittcd to desll
nate an asslstant secretary, but 1
wus not named to-day.
Siibcoiuiiilttec of Slx.
The meeting was held to-day becati!
of the necessity felt by somo of tl
members of ge.ttlng away from the cil
to-morrow. It took" place at Senati
Aldrich's coiiuiiittee room and contli
uocl L'or about two hours, durln
which time there was an ihformal dli
cus'slon ot the work that should 1
dono. Senator Aldrich. who beconii
the chalrman of the commission, e:
pressed the opinion thnt the counti
would expect from the orgnnlzation
very complete presentatlon of the I
nancial subject bused upon Invest
gatlons to bo made not only in tl
United States. but nlsu iu tho 1
nancial cehtres of Europe. and nu dl
sentlng volco was lieard in tho entii
iiu-iuliership of elghteen Reproseuti
tives nnd Senators. It was the gei
eral opinion that the commissli
would continue in exlstence for i
least three or 'four years. and tl
opinion was expressed that tho inve
tlgatlbh would pi'ovo as Important t<
this country as dld that of the. o
liullion commlsslon for Great Brltal
Tho cllsousalon to-day resulted ln tl
appolnliueut of a comnritteo of slx
formulato a Plan of aotloni and h
first appointed the commlttee conslstt
of Senators Aldrich; Hale and Tulle
and Roprosoniatlves Vreelcund, Dtirt
and Padgystt. Senator Teller subs
nuently deullnod the bfflco, aml Sem
tor ttalley was substltutod lu hls plac
Tho cuinmltteo will inoet in Ne
York about tho mlddlo of June, at
wlll prepuvo its plans to be preaenti
to a meeting o? tlie full cc-mtnlttoo
be held n t some soaslde resbrt lu Ne
Hnghind uboul tho 15th of July.
Are Hopeful of Sweeping Victory
of the Democratic
PULASKI, VA., Mny 31.?At a masa
meeting of the Democrats of Pulaskl
county. hold at Pulaskl on Saturday,
the followlng resolutlons were unanl
motisly adopted: (
Flrst. The Democrats of PulaslU
county rejolce In the brlght and brlght
enlng prospecta for the trlumph of our
party prlnclples ln the comlng presl
dentlal election, and are profounelly
impresHod wlth the fact that at no tlme
In tho hlstory of our country has there
ever been more urgent call for all good
people to stand together to reslst the
steady encroachmeni. of the Federal
power on the rescrved rlghts of the
States and to rebuke the attempt of a
Republlcan Congress to stlr up again
bltter sectlonal anlmosltles ln thelr
wantort attack on Southern States for
adoptlng measures so vltal to tho wel
fare of tho South. It ls cause for pro
found gratltude that the Domocracy
Is once more united nnd that from all
se-ctlons?from North, South, East and
West?come the welcomc assurance
that our banner is to bo bornc again
by our peerless Icader and lncompar
ttble statesman, William Jcnnlngs
Second. That we recommend to the
convention at Roanoke the solectlon of
Hon. John \V. Danlel, Hon. Thomas S.
Martin. Hon. Claude A, Swanson and
Hon. J. Hoge Tyler as delcgates-at
largo to the prcsldcntlal convention at
Denver; and that It Is the sense of this
meeting that the Virginia delegatlon
be Instructed for William J. Bryan.
That this meeting elect twenty-elght
tlelegates to tho Roanoke convention,
each dolegate to have one-fourth of ?
vote, a majority of the votes of sald
uelegates to determlne the voto of this
county upon any question comlng be?
fore the Roanoke convention for actlon.
Thlrd. That wo heartlly Indorse tho
wlse, able. businesslike and patrlotic
admlrilatratlon of Hon. Claude A. Swan?
son. Governor of Virginia.
Fourth. That we congratulate the
people of Virginia upon the fact that
every elopartmont of the State govern?
ment hns, undcr Democratic control,
hoen economlcally, honestly and suc
cossfully conducted to tlie hlghest In?
terest ot all our cltl_ens. That we In?
dorse the able amt efficlent represcnta
tlon of this county ln the recent State
Legislature by Hon. O. C. Brewer, and
highly commend hlm for the good and
emlnent 3ervlce rendered tho peoplo of
[Ppeclal tn The TImcs-Dlspatch.l
WILMINGTON, N. C. May 31.?In
Impressive but brilliant manner St.
Paul's Lutheran Church to-day com
monced celcbratlng Its golden jubllee.
To-day, Just flfty years ago, an or
ganlzatlon of Luthorans was effected
in Wllmington, as on May 31, 185S.
Bfty-olght person3 assembled ln the
old Presbyterlan Church, on South
Front Street, and formed, under tho
leadership of Revs. J. Llnn and G. D.
Bernhelm. St. Paul's Church. In the
servlces to-day sjiven former pastora
took part. being Revs. G. D. Bernhelm.
F. W.- E- Peschau, A. G. Volgt, G. II.
Cpx, H. W. A. Hanson, G. S. Beardens
and W. A. Snyder. To-morrow nlght
more Impresslvo exercises will take
place, anel Tuesday evenlng a brilliant
reception wlll be glven. Wednesday
nlght thero wlll bo moro entertaln
ment. and Thursday an outing Wtt*
take place at Wrlghtsville Beach.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., May 31.?Tho
flrst dlvlsion of the Atlantlc fleet. un?
der Rear Admlral Sperry, conslstlng of
the Connectlcut, Kansas, Vermont and
Loulsiana, returned to-day from Ta
eoma and dropped anchors in, Man
O'War Row by the slde of the Malne.
The shlps were accompanled by tho
hospital shlp Rellef. The Minnesota
also camo ln later from Bremerton.
Mrs. Julla A. Foster.
Mrs. Julla A. Foster, sixty-two years
of age, died on Saturday at her daugh
ter's resldence, No. 3822 Second Street,
Fulton. Tho funeral wlll be held from
the resldence at 3 o'clock this after?
noon. and Interment wlll be made in
Funeral of Mr. McCarthy.
The funeral of Mr. James M. Mc?
Carthy, who was drowned ln James
Rlver on Frlday nlght. wlll be held
from Sacred Heart Cathedral at 10
o'clock this morning.
J. J. Schlosscr.
Mr. J. J. Schlosser, of No. 211 South
Latirei Street, died at 1:20 o'clock yes
terdav afternoon, ln the flfty-seventh
year of hls age. He was an englneer
in No. fi Englne Company, Rlchmond
Flre Department. He leaves hls moth?
er, brother ancl two slsters. The fu?
neral will bo held from Sacred Heart
Cathedral at 10 o'clock to-morrow
mornlng. Interment will be made ln
Mt. Calvary Cemetery.'
Mr*. .Inne Buyly II. BrockenbrongB.
Mrs. Jano Bayly Hlgglnbotham
Brbckenbrough, wldow of Mr. James
Cabell Brockenbrough and daughter of
Elmollo G. Hlgginbotham. died at th3
famlly home. Ruyenswood. yesterday.
The funeral notlce will be glven later.
BROCKENBROUGH.?Died. May 31,
190S, at the' famlly home, Ravens
wood. Mrs. JANE BAYLY HIGGlN
F.OTHAM BROCKENBROUGH, wldow
of James Cabell Brockenbrough, an_
daughter of Esmslle G. Higglnbothant
Notlce of funeral later.
ELLIOTT.?Died, at 11:15 A. M? Sun
day. nt hls home. 1319 Chaffln Street,
MUNSEY M. ELLIOTT.
FuneraJ. from l.nurel Street Meth?
odlst Church THIS AFTERNOON at
5 o'clock, Interment at Rlver View.
Danvllle papers. copy.
FOSTER.?Died. May 30, 1908, at her
dtuighter'ii resldence, 3822 Second
Street, Fulton, Mrs. JL'LIA A. FOS?
TER, aged slxty-two years.
Funeral from above resldence nt
3 o'clock THIS (Monday) AFTER?
NOON. Interment in Oakwood.
MVCARTHY.?Died, May 23th. JAMES
M. MoC'ARTHY, son of Michuel H, and
Catherlne Johnston McCarthy.
Funeral from Sacred Heart Catha
dral MONDAY. June lst, at 10 A. M.
SCHLOSSER.?Died, at his late resl
danoe, No.iSU south LftureLStreet.
iu 1:20 P. M? May 31, 1008, Mr, J. r.
SCHLOSSER. ln tho flfiy-soventh
year of hls age. H? was an englneer
"ln. No. ii, Englne Company, rtlchmoml
h'ire Dopartment. lle leaves a moth
er. brother and two slsters.
Funeral from Sacred Heart Cathe?
dral TUESDAY. June 2d, at 10 A. M.
Frlends and acqUKlntanoes respectful
lv Invited to attend. Burlal in Mt.
Ctiivary. wlthout further notlce.
Philadelphia nnd San Franclw*
(.Cal.j liapcrs plcuso copy.