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THE ROANOKE DAILY
VOL. XIV.?No. 3!>K
1'IUCE TUBGH CI'.MB.
ROANOKE, VA., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1895.
??Ott A8SOCIATED PRESS TKLEGBAMS
ALL TUM NEWS OF THE WOBLlJ.
PTil IS WEATHEK.
Forecast for Virginia: Fair und
continued warmer; Mouth westerly
Dj'l Waste Year Mode? !
II is better to pity a little
more to have proper re?
pairs made to your roof
than to pay several "lit?
tles" and have the work
Soanoke Roofing and Setal Cornico Co.,
Ooinmeroo Ht. and Franklin Bond,
J. R. COLLI NO WOOD, - - Managor.
- 'Phono 228.
WE AUK SOLE AGENTS FOK
FINE BOX CANDIES.
rvi it 11 Ordern Given Prompt Attention.
JO'J JEFFERSON ?TKEKT.
ZftirOur 10 cent Borated Talcum
powder still leads. Have you tried it *r
Having employed one of
Norfolk's best cooks, we
are jucpared to serve the
public with the best oysters
that was ever served in the
Special Invitation to ladles:
We have two separate Din?
ing Parlors, and the politest
attention in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day,
WE ARE NOT
In our *'atcments. We appeal to the
Mostble people of Huauoke Yon
make no mistake when you patronize
ne. Our goods arc right und prices
Can form an Idea of what your wants
arc. Neither can we give von here
any ine i of the manv Ihing-1 we carry
in stock to make a Mo Icl Drug Store.
Come and tell us jour Wants, and
Iowa t lie reet to us.
Tula preparing of remedies ior tho
eich. We aro careful.
DO VOU KftOW
That we prepare nil of ot own
Tinctures, Extracts, Etc , ami there
fore ran guarantee their medicinal
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?iumim Saturdays iop.m.
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worth a fair price.
We spare no pains to
give you the best at a sma'l
A beautiful liue of Solid
Gold Bracelets at very
trilby HEAHtT ano chains,
& Engraved beautifully with
FROM $4 UP TO $7
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MannfacturiTiL' Jeweler and Uradnato o,itician.
No. 6 Salfltn Avenue.
Eye? Examined w?*
Free of Charge, Wholesale
THE CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD
Exercises of the Third Day of
A Grand Civic snd Military Parado at
Chattanooga, In Wbloh Vice-Prostdent
Stevenson, Visiting Cabinet Officers,
Governors of States and Their Staffs and
Various Military Organizations Par?
ticipated ? Eloquent and Patriotic
Chattanoooa, Tenn,, Sept. 20.?This,
tho third day of the exercises attendant
upon the dedication of tho battloflold
to the nation as a park opened with a
grand civic and military parade. The
visiting cabinet officers, governors and
their BtalTa and the various militaries
took part. It brought more poople Into
the city proper than have beon here at
any one tlmo since the dedicatory exor?
cises began. Thousands who have been
stopping in tho tivernB along Mission?
ary ridgo, Lookout mountain and other
places In the suburbs were all hero to?
It was a few minutes D?st 10 o'clock
when tbo parade started A platoon of
police led, fol'owed by a military hand.
Then came Vloo-Presldent Stevonson
and party In carriages. In tho succeed?
ing carriages woro Lleutonant-Uonoral
SchoQeld, Socretary of the Iuterlor
Smith, Pjatmastnr-General Wilson,
Socretary of tho Navy Herbert and At?
torney Ileneral Uarmon, United States
Senators, Congressmen, governors and
staffs, pnrk commissioners, Tennesseo
legislators, Mayor Ochs, citizens cJtn
mltteo and invited guests. Another
platoon of polico came next and then
the I'nitod States troops, tho Ohio
National Guard, Tennesa -o National
Guard, Capital City Guard, of Georgia,
and tbo Chattanooga school battalion
Tho f rmal oxerclBes of tho day were
held in tho big Hirnum tent, noar tho
government building, and were presided
ovor by Vice President Scvensoi.
After musio by tho band, tho Rev Dr.
S. T. Niccolts, of St. Louis, offered
prayer. The first addrrss was by < '? torero
W. Oahs, mayor of Chattanooga, who
said: "Caattanoojra stands to-day spon -
sor at the second b.tp'.iam of these his?
toric and hallowed surroundings. Bap?
tised first into immortality by '.hu blood
of tho American soldiers, shod amid tho
craih and roar of tha freest, bloodiest
and most dosoerato battle of modern
ttmos; baptised a second time amid the
Boft, sweet anthems of Deaco.
"This city will forever tenderly cher
iBh aa a sacred heritage these imperish?
able memories as demonstrating the
genius, valor, heroism and sacrifices of
When tho applause following Mayor
Ochs' speech had ceased, Senator Bate,
of Tennessee, delivered an eloquent
Following Senator Bat? there was
music by the band and then General
Charles GroBvenor, of Ohio spoke. He
"We meet to day upon this s&cred
spot to calebrate the heroism of the
American soldier, tho great results of
battles, and the greater victories of
peace. We do not como with words of
crimination or with memories charged
with bitterness or envy. We join here,
as America' citizens upon one of the
great battlefields of a great war, to
dedicate for all time to tho American
people theso monumentf and this battle?
field. We do this to remind thoso of
coming generations of the heroic races
from which thoy descended; to exhibit
to them the enormour cost of tho Insti?
tutions bequeathed to them, god placed
in their keeping; and to forever appeal
to those who are to come after us, that
tboy guard, protect, and forever cherish,
imp--rlshably and immutably, th ? results
of tho great war."
After reviewing the history of tbo
American constitution and the causes
leading to tho war of 18G1, and the
principles actuating tho North In that
great struggle, ho gavo a detailed ac?
count of the battle of Chickamauga,
which ho said a-' a demonatrat on of tho
spirit and power of tbH Amorican
Boldier was not equaled by any other
snot on tho American continent, lu
conclusion he said:
"Standing here to day, my country?
men, in there anything g eater, my
thlrg more charming to tho heart of an
American pa.riot than the love of tho
American people for bis Union, this
constitution, against eneuiles aboad; it
is our assurance against disturbance
within: it is the beacon light to other
nations and the sheet anchor of ours. 1
It is the doctrine of the Am rican home,
the Amorican fireside, American insti?
tutions, the American Union, and the
American flag, And wo will protect It
at home and we will vindicate it abroad;
and In the hour of its peril, in the hour
of its danger, if that hour shall como,
there will be found the men and the
descendants of the men of 18(U who
fought to destroy the Union and who
fougbt to uphold it; the men and tbo
descendants of the men who, at G?Uvb
burg, and South Mountain, at Shllob,
snd at Nashville, and here up m this
sacred spot, stood and fougbt and bled
and struggled, going forth as a mighty
army with banners, to vindicate, to
chorlih and protect the flag and the
Union that we love."
When General Grosvenor bad finished
Governors Northen, of New York; Wood
bury, of Vermont; Matthews, of Indiana,
and Turney, of Tenneas'-e, each made
Governor Turney cau-ed som- thing of
a sensation in his speech G vet nor
Woodbury had said tha? during tue war
each side believed that it wns right, out
now the Southern* rs would b*v. u> t ach
their cnlidren the iou'.h vas wroi g
Governs Turney to.ik ex ,ep ion to
this In his a: etch
'I believed I was right during tn ?
four years and nineteen days I served in
the Conf.'dera o army " he rati. "and at
? ha end of that time I ?hou. ht I .vaa
right. I s ill think 1 was right, and
shall teach my children so. No one Is
more loyal to the stars and atripes than
I, and no one is more loyal to the gov?
ernment, but I never can be convinced
that the South was wrong."
This rather frank expression caused a
stir in ths audience and when tho meet?
ing adjourned was the topic of general
conversation on all sides.
The meeting then adjourned.
Barnum'e tent was filled again to?
night. There was a gathering of the
Army of Northern Virginia and that por?
tion of the Army of the Potomac which
fought at Ghickarnauga. General E. C.
Walthall, of Mississippi, presided. In
calling the meeting to order he paid an
affecting tribute to the gallantry and
devotion of the Confederate soldier in
wat and his patriotism in peace.
Col. W. C. OateB, governor of Ala?
bama, was tho first speaker and he was
greeted with enthusiastic cheers. Col.
J. A. Williamson, of New York, and
Col L. R. Stegman, of New York, also
spoke, after which the meeting ad?
At neon to-day tho citizenB of Chat?
tanooga paid their compliments to
Gen. II. V. Roynton, who originated
the idea of making a national park of
tho battlofleld of Cbickamauga, by
presenting him with a silver dinner
set, containing 225 pieces. It was a
complete surprise to the vanorable gon
tleman, and he was so ovorcomo that
he e juld scarcely express his thanks.
THIS HUsINrJSH SITl: iTION.
The Hocmm! Week in September Shows
Nkw York, Sopt. 20.? Hradstreot's to?
morrow will say: General trade through?
out the United States shows further im?
provement In this tho second week of
September, more particularly in mining
and commercial lines at the East and
South. From the central Western and
some Western States, notably Iowa,
are advices that purchases of seasonable
goods have been checked this week bo
causo of high temperature throughout
the region specified, but in the South
Atlantic Gulf and Southwestern States
and on tho Pacific coast general trade
has been Increasing in volume with im?
proving more, .-.utile CJ?f c.ions as a ruin
and goods Boiling with loss tffort in
In suppo t of tho I fluenco of favor
able conditions aro this wook's heaviiy
increased total of bank cloarings, the
largest week's aggregate of wheat ex
ports within three months, tho heaviest
week's shipments of Indian corn in
seventeen months, tho malntonancn of
full proportions of the extraordinarily
heavy demand for iron and steol and the
significant hardening of lead in the
money market, accompanied by reports
of increasing mercantile discounts
(Quotations have he'd steady through
the. week for cotton, wool, lumber, hogs
and laid, while decreases among prlcas
for leading staples are noted for cattle,
sheep, r.urk and rosin. A special in?
quiry by Kradstreot's into pries for
more than one hundred staple products
Bbow that in the siuond quarter of the
current calendar year there were ad
vanceB in Quotations from 5G, no change
for 17 and lower prices reached by only
The National Leagae Games.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 20.?The
Brooklyns hit the rejuvenated Mo
Mahon hard enough to-day to defeat
Orioles Stein, who was in tbo box was
at his best and with proper support bis
opponents would never have been dan?
gerous. Attendance, 2,000.
Score:? H. II. ?.
Bro- klvn. 1 010 4 0 0 Ox? 6 10 8
Baltimore . 0 0 0 1 0 U 0 0 1? 5 6 1
Batteries? Stein and Daily; McMahon und llob
At Boston: lt. II. K.
Boston. 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 x? 6 3 1
New York. 1 0 0 u 0 1 0 0 1? 3 '.? i
Batteries?Nichols and It} an; Rnsls and
At Philadelphia. R. H. E
Philadelphia.10240121 4?15 27 3
Washington. 0 01 0 1 3 0 1 0?6 lu 3
Batterie??Orth and Urady; Moleworth, Oilroy
At Cleveland: K Ii. E.
Cleveland.91001110 x? 6 S 2
Pitts bare. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0- 3 !? 3
Iiatterles?Y'oung and Zimmei; Hawlcy and
At Cincinnati: R. II. E.
Cincinnati. 0 2 9 0 1 1 0 0 0?0 14 i
LonUvllle. 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 0 0? ? 13 1
Batteries?Ithines, Dwyer and Vaoghan; Gun
nii.cham nnd bples.
At St. Louis: R. ii. E.
St L. nls. 0 0 0 0 0 (J 0 0 0? I) 7 3
Chicago . 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 Ox - 4 ? 2
H-itteries?Breltenatetn and Otten; Parser and
Richmond Wins Again.
Richmond, Va , Sept 20 ?Througn I
Ihn mildness of Willis a id errors at j
critical points, Richmond won .hn flf-.h
game, of the Now.in cup m-ri ??> Willis
hu thron men and gave cignt bases on
bills. Knorr pitched a grt at gams.
score: R. U. E
Richmond. 0900106?0 4 8
Lynchhur?... . 0 2 1 1 0 0 0? 4 R 4
Batteries?Knorr nnd Foster: Willis and
The Recent Chinese Importation.
Wasuinoton, Sept. 20.- The treasury
officials are keeping a close wa'-oh on
the 200 Chinese recently admittrd into
this country at Ordensburg, N. Y , and
nov at Atlanta. Statemonis have
reached the department that the Chinese
womon In the party were brought here
for immoral purposes. A letter from a
BaptiBi clergyman, who came from
China In the same ship with them, says
that their physical condition waB such
as npcetaltaied thtir removal to a part
of the ship away from all the other pas?
sengers Hs doCM not doubt that the
women were diseased, and suggested
tha~, the officials take stei a to ascertain
the fac<s, and if found as he suspects,
to at, o' Cb deport them The deparc
ment ag>>nts at Atlant? have boon ad?
vised of these matters and instruct'd to
keep a lookout for evidence cf their
' having b'-en brought hero ill. g >lly,
Officers of the W.O.T. U. f leeted.
CUAKLOTTRSVILLE V?, Sept 20 ?
Th< S a . v ion of ibo W. C T U.
t..-day p'? c ?d IHct r* as follows: Mm
R H. .Tine.. Norfolk, oro?ld 1?; Mr
W H, V ea.an'i. Richmond, v c ? p si
d? t. ; Mrs H <w n Boge, L c in
atcretar>; Mrs. Jennie Mc^ej. Rivtr
ton, treasurer, a>.d Mrs M. V Frlstoe,
Riverton. corresponding n < '?"ary Tue
convention adj turned to night to meet
next year In Luray.
TRIAL OF THEODORE DURRANT.
The Clot of Blood That Organist
On the Shelf Uelow the Mirror After
Durrant Had Been There May Lead
to Important Results?The Prisoner
Dally In Receipt of Gushing Letters
From Foollih Women Who Never
San FRANCISCO) Sept. 20.?When
George XS. King, the organist of
Emanuel Churoh, was on the witness
stand In the Durrant trial on Wednes?
day tho oro3ecutlon, by an oversight,
failed to examine him on two material
points. When King was first inter?
viewed in reference to the murders by
reporters of tho newspapers he denied
all knowledge of anything which, in tho
remotest, might connect Durrant with
the commission ot either crime. Ills
denial was mado in a way which left a
a Btrong impression that tho young man
was not; telling tho truth.
it WH then that the suspicion arose
that ho knew more than ho cared to
toll. This opinion rapidly crystalized
into an idea that he knew something he
did not dare to tell. Iii-* father became
frightened at this condition of affairs
and tho result was young King's impor?
tant announcement to the police that
he was In the church that afternoon
and saw Durrant in a strangely agitated
King was thon seen by tho Inter?
viewers and to a roporter from each of
the morning newspapers declared vol?
untarily and with emphasiB that after
Durrant had gone to a Bmall mirror In
tho church, he also wont there and on
the shol? below tho mirror saw a clot of
blood as if Durrant had wiped bis Anger
Shortly after young King made Mb
sworn statement to tho chief of police
the father of Durrant is said to have
called upon him and begged him to say
that the man ho saw In tho church In
such a condition looked like Theodoro
Durrant, but was not roally tho man who
is now on trial for bis life. King
answered that he could nut ohango bis
testimony oven tosivn his friond. King
will bo recalled as a witness and ques?
tion! d upon these points
Durrant receives lottors almcst daily
from women in different; parts of tho
country assuring him of their firm be?
lief In his Innoconco and wishing they
could bn with him to comfort him. In
every instance, thus far, tho letters
have come from Boine ono whom he has
never s?en or heard of.
Tbo prosecution in the case of Dur?
rant announced to-day that Its wit
nossrs -vould bo through with direct ex?
amination next Wednesday. The crowd
at the trial to day exceeded In size that
of any previous day since the oaso
Ceorgo King, the organist, was re?
called for further cross-examination.
After a few unimportant questions
from the opposing attorneys King was
dismissed to the general surprise, it
having been expected that tho prose?
cution would interrogate closely upon
tue alleged variation In 1 is statements
concerning Durrant mado at different
Frank O Sidmann, formerly janitor
at the church, testified that on April 3,
the day li'.auohe Lamont disappeared,
the gas fixtures were in perfect order
I Wi'ness Raid that in the latter part of
March, Durrant and King bad put in a
, n>-w look on ono of the doors, to which
I they only had keys. Thoy had stated
their object was to keep out of the
I library peraoua who bad no business
Adolph Oppenhoin, a pawn brokor.
testified that on April 4 an I S Durrant
c*rae to his store and offered for sale a
I ring with a small chip diamond Tho
! witness aelectofj a ring from tboso iden
i tito-d as belonging to litanunn Lamont
and said that was the ring offered him
] by Durrant fie bad declined to pur
j cha?e It, and Durrant bad taken it. away
rtith him. Too witne-s stated thatsinte
testifying at tb? preliminary examina?
tion bo had received tvv > letters off rintf
him bribes to modify ti's ies Imony.
Failed to Select a Kefcree.
New York, Sopt 20,?The meeting
to-day for too purpose of seltc'lng a
referee for tho C>rbpf.-Fi zdtmn>>ns
Qffht was without result No referee
ia a? chosen and thn matter was deferred
at iho instance of Fltzsimmons1 mana
ger until October 30, un- day before tb?
fight. Neither Corbett or Fllz?immons
were prpsent, nor was W. A hrady,
Corvott'B m.nai/er. Martin Julian, who
represented Fitzslmmons said he
favored the Btlec.Ion of "Yank" Suh
livan as referee.
The l n to a Line Virginia Service.
New York, Sept. 20.?Ti.e United
StateB Shipping Company has Ii creast d
Its previously announoed service from
Virginia to Hamburg to i wn sailings a
month in order to supply tbo needs of
N-wport News as well as Norfolk This
service will bo known as the "Union
Line, Virginia Service." At Newport
N'-wb it will reoelve the full -uppori of
tho Chesapeake and Ohl" Kaiiroai Com?
pany. Th? steamer to Inaugurate the
servico will be tho "AscsnH," on Octo?
Tannin** Trial Nearly Closed.
LTNCHOURO V* , S u ri ird
trial of H H. Pannlll I ruin
aiding and abetting Walki U II mner
it emt'-zr.' ii'ii ft mis <>? ti Kirs N ?
t onitl B ink U neat inar tho a>
. r D .nl I OonolU I? ? be
defence to- ay, *ft r ? hrl -
I ill I. addre- f I v. I. i ' ?
To morrow 1) s riot M ' ? ?
w 'l mako t>be cl ?ing u ' ?
u v rumen', and th? c- . I then go
i ? tb ? j i y rin- C'?..e -. <>l i Ion
Is to* , the jjry will ( U&gi
1i,k United Statt Government re
I ports abow 11 ya 1? .king I'owder su
1 perlor to all others.
am eh I can TOBACCO COMPANY.
C. A. Whelau's Case Against It Heard
lieforo Attorney-General Hancock.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 20.?Tho
hearing before Attorney-General Han
cook in the notion brought by C. A.
Wheian, of this city, against the Amer?
ican Tobacco Company to restrain the
trust from doing business in this State,
was bngun to-day. Joseph 11. Choate,
with Oudenand Oakloy, appears for the
Arrerloan Tobacco Company and E. N.
Wilson, of this city, with Einstein and
Gulerman, of New York, as counsel
for Mr. Wheian. Mr. Wilson opened
the argument, fully setting forth the
allegations and charging the trust with
Ho said that each of the firms com?
prising it had formerly done business
beparately. The capital stock of the
corporation, he said, was S25.000.000,
although the actual assets of the firms
comprising the trust was not more than
S3.000,000. He contended that tho cap?
ital was tlcticious and that the avarice
and greed of tho trust would nevor bo
satisfied until it bad eaten up other
corporaviona. Under the methods em?
ployed it would be an easy matter for
the trust to pay a dividend of ton to
twolve per cent Tho American Tobacco
Company, Mr. Wilson argued further,
was gotten up for tho control of tho
Colonel FullGr, at the close of Mr.
Wilson's address, presented the claims
of tho American Tobacco Company.
The first Important contention that ho
mado on behalf of the trust was that
the price of cigarottcs, both to jibbers
and c >nsumers, has beoD lower since
the Atnerlsan Tobacco Company was
organiz- d than ever before, lie charged
tho petitioner with recklcsanoBB in the
a letter was read and 6igned by a
number of dealers in this city, in which
the company is urged not to change
its course, in which tho slguora de?
clare the.miclve3 as not being in sympa?
thy with C. A. Wheian & Co., in their
Joseph II. Cboato made ono of his
characteristic arguments He said that
the American Tobacco Company stands
for absolute freoioru for itself and fcr
everybody else He reminded tho at
torney-general that his nctlon must bo
based upon tho law and facts and he was
not to bo governed by socialism: princi?
ples or in buhalf of tho hot beaded
rivals of trade
Mr. Einstein replied to this argument,
ho'd<ng that tho dofenso was evasive
and mere sophistry. Un produced tl\>> .
evidenoe of Frederick P. Hier, of this
city, in the New Jersey ca?e6. Mr.
Hier when he signed tho agreement had
Admiral cigarettes in htook and wus
told that unless be discoutlnu- d their
sale he would bo cut off from selling tho
American Tobacco Company's goods.
At tho conclusion of tho argument
Attorney-General Hancock asked the
attorneys to submit their briefs within
THE 1'KOrOSKO VIOUt.
Texas Sports Hardly Think It Will Occur
in That State.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 20.?It is learned
bore to day that Judges Davidson and
Henderson, of the court of appeals, re?
fused to sit with Hurt In tho prize light
habeas corpus caso on the ground that
She e jurt cannot hold local session dur?
ing vacation, and furthor that tho proper
tribunal to hear tho case was tho county
judeo of Dallas county.
The rogular session of tho court of ap
peals beg.ns tho first Monday of next
month and it is stated here that the Dal?
las grai d jury now in session will indict
the principals of the recent fight, and
they v?lll bavo a chance for a bearing
befc:o the full bench in regular r.ess on.
However this may be, Governor Cul
boison still stands flrnt unJ will prevont
the fight under common penal statines,
and his determination has given cur?
rency to a rumor in sportingcircles that
the fight will tako place in the Indian
territory not far from Colbert SportB
here bavo given up hops of seeing the
fight in Tc x*s,
Negro Hanged in South Carolina.
Sl'artanburq, S C, Sept. 20.?
Robert Poole, colored, was hanged here
to-day for tho murdor of Will Long,
a s > oidored, commit ed in fall of 1889
Poole escip. el and wts unneard of until
a few months ago, when ho voluntarily i
surrendered to the autnoriiies in Vir?
ginia ai d asked to be brought to South
Carolina for trial. He was p-omp'.ly
tried and oonvlotod of murder and
s- ntenced to be hang-d. but on appeal
to the Supreme Court tho execution
wtB postponed During and after tho
trial Poole feigned insanity and aftor
the dismissal of his appeal by the
Supreme Cours efforts were made to
havo tho dea.h setuonce commuted to
life imprisonment, but failed. There
was no t x:Uumont or hitch In the oxo
Cardinal Gibbons Won't Talk.
Baltimore, Mi , Sept. 80.? Cardinal
Gibbot.s would say nothing to day con?
cerning the published statement that he
had sent to the pope an address of pro?
test against the Roman fetos It is
known, however, that the Cardinal did
on September 8 issue such a protest
addressed to tho Catholic clergymen of
America, whom bo also requested to
t ffer prayers for the restoration of tho
p.intitf a temporal power. This, It is
thougnt, is wnat tho cable dispatches
refer to. _
Olllcers of the Southern Railway,
New York, S-p;. 20.?The board of
directors of tne Southern Railway Com?
pany htv ? app int< d the following offi?
cers, o take t it tOt on October 1: Col.
a B Andrews, fi'st vice president;
Wm II Baldwin, Jr., second vlco
president; W W Fi ley, third vice
president P*u I Wei s w&s named as
super ?> endeut of the Sixth district.
Mr !?' n > v'm headquarters will be in
Cl< iwinuM f >r Eighty-four Cities.
New York ?> p -<>?Toe following
ar inii rl] g- f >t oivhly four cities
In the Uni d m*?s, as compiled by
Bradstree 's ivitb the percentage of
il c uses Ol d er ?se f< r '.be week end?
ing Friday Septembot 20. United
Staiev Sl.nsi 811 381. Increase, 00.2.
GRAWD LODGE OF ODD FELLOWS.
A Change in the By-Laws
In Iteeard to Bwlcoi, Allowing Members
at the Sesilon or Grand llodlea la
Hen of KeKslia to Wear a Blbbon In
dieatlnic the Decree the Member Ban
Attained?TFlll Probably Adjourn To?
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 20.?At
to-day's Bossion of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge 1. O. O. P., Representative Grass
man, of New .Jersey, Introduced a reso?
lution providing that suitablo memorial
pages of deceased members of Sovereign
Grand Lodges be placed in the revised
journal. It was favorably reported by
the committeo on legislation and
adopted. The committee on patriarch
militant, to whom was referred tho rec?
ommendation of tho grand Biro in regard
to changes in the code of that branch,
reported a number of amendments and
all were adopted.
Tho committeo on legislation mado a
report commending the adoption of the
following resolution, making a change
in the by-laws cf the Sovereign Grand
Lodge which has been introduced by
Representatives Wells and Lankaater,
and referred to tho committeo:
Resolved, That tho last clause of
Article 22 of tho by-daws of this Sover?
eign Grand Lodge be amended by adding
thereto aftor tho words "to wear," the
following: "Provided that grand bodies
may adopt a badgo of uniform sizo and
deaign, tho color to conform with exist?
ing regulations "
The claus? was amended to read as
follows: "At sessions of grand bodies
In lieu of rogalta hereinbefore de
sciibod, a ribbon may be worn of the
color of tho highest degrco the member
has attained, havlntr attached thereto
another jewel which ho is entitled to
wear, provided that tho grand lodge
may r.dopt a badge of uniform size and
design, tho color to conform with ex?
ihn report and resolution were
adopted b,- r. vote of 00 to 20. This
matter refers to grand bodies In all
States and gives membert of thoso
bodies tho privilege of wearing a ribbon
designating their ra.nk and s;a:ion in?
stead cf wearing regalias
Tbo prorosltion to create a dogreo for
Robokah State asscmh'ies was defeated.
Past Grand Slro Nicholson, of Phila?
delphia, moved that tho report from
tho judiciary committee on decisions of
tho grand sire bo acted upon. Tho mo?
tion was carried, and the report was
boing considered when tho BeBSion
closed. It 1b expeoted tho grand lodge
will finish its work to-morrow.
A resolution was adopted ..'ivlng State
grand encsmpmonts the cower to piy
A telegram was received to-day from
tho county conventions of the Woman's
Christian Temperanoe Union of Phila?
delphia, congratulating the convention
upon the amendmont which passed yes?
terday, dobarrlng saloon keepers, bar~
tenders and professional gamblers from
membership In the order.
this cuban cohmakukk-ih chief
Writes a Letter to the Secretary of the
Philadelphia, Pa , Sept. 20.?The
secretary of tho Cuban revolutionary
par.y In the United States has received
a letter from Gen. Maximo Gomez,
commander-ln-chief of tho Cuban army,
dated at the latt-r's headquarters at
Camaguey, August 30
Gomez says the constitutional govern?
ment of tho republio Is about to be
formed, representatives of tho provinces
being already on tho ground and ready
to elect an executlvo and cabinet and
appoint ministers to foreign countries.
Tho minister to the United States, he
says, will be empowered to raise loans
for tho republio. Tho revolution will
go on, he says, until it triumphs. The
country from ono end to tho other Is
hoa tie ?o Spain and the Spaniard* have
donn litt ?? to diminish tho Cubans'
Tho Mii.stueHM Portion Iturued
Minneapolis, Minn . Sept. 30?A
special dispatch f.om Ipswich, S. D.,
says that the entire business portion of
the city was burned at an early hour
this mo'ntnur No estimate of losses
and insurance Is given.
Ha* an honorable record of
forty-three years. It is the
standard of excellence.