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VOL. XIX, NO. &
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ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
108 Salem Avenue 8. w.
Until further notice we
will sell all staple patterns
of Sterling Silver, Tea
Spoons, Dessert Spoons,
Table Spoons and Forks,
at ?1.00 per ounce.
MANUFACTURING .1 BW KLICK,
6 Salem avenue.
In order to meet the priee on a cheap
grade of Crepe Paper which is being sold
in this city, we have decided to leduce
the price on our purer as follows:
Plain Ciepe Paper, cents,
'Tinted Edges, cents.
Figured Edges, 35 cents.
This pa per Is the liest that money can
buy. anil will nor. fade in a few days, iio
is the ca?e with the cheap grade.
BUY THE BEST AT LESS PRICE.
THE FISHBURN COMPANY,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
See Oar Beautiful
Line of Pianos,
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of pianos your inten?
tion v.vis called to a few days
ago. They will have to be seen
to be appieclated. Wo are
carrying our same line --MER?
LIN. HAINES and KROE
GEB PIANOS. An inspection
offne MERLIN will prove it
to be the finest piano ever
brought to the city. You are
invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. 11 Jefferson street.
FOR RMN m SLUSH
Our Winter Footwear?It* will keep
your feet warm md your system freo
from coughs and colds. A pairof^good
Shoes, or Htthhers, or Overgaiters will
soon pay for themselves in comfort.
BOWDRE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South Je.Terson'street.
COSSIE HAS A GUARDIAN. /
"Washington, Nov.' ?0.?Senorita Evan?
gel Um Cossie y Oisneros made application
this morning 'o the supremo court of the
District for the appointment of a guar?
dian. She c*?ose Mrs. Mary 'S. Logan,
tho widow of Gen. John A. Log-\n, who
was present in court and signified her ac?
TWO RIDERS SUSPKNDED.
Baltimore, 'Md., Nov. ID?Chairman
Motti, of the L. A. W. ricing board, to?
day suspended Teddy Godmnn and
Charles Hadfeld until fines of *2~> each
were paid. Objectionable .actions ou the
track wete the casue.
Examine the Virginia Carriage Facto?
ry's buggies before buying. Ofllce No.
t ROANOKE, VA.. ?ATUR?.
THE BAPTIST HOSTS SN
POSSESSION OF ROANOKE.
THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION GOT DOWN TO WORK LAST NIGHT
AND ELECTED OFFICERS.
Rev. Dr. A. E. Owen, of Portsmouth, Was Elected President of This
Important Body?The Present Efficient Secretary, Mr. Smith, Was
Re-elected-Richmond Extends an Invitation for the Next Meeting
of the Association.
Where They Meet.
The Baptist General Association of
Virginia met in its seventy-fourth annual
session last, night at 7:80 o'clock in the
Calvary Haptist.Chureh with several hun?
dred preachers, laymen and their wives
and tlaughteis present.
The church was very much crowded
and nt the request of the pastor, Rev
Dr. B rough ton, the first lloor was used
exclusively for the visitors, while the
millery was occupied by people who re?
side in the city.
The meeting was called to order *?y the
presiding officer, Rev. Thomas S. D?na
way. of Fredericksburg,who spoke brielly
to the visitors and welcomed them to the
seventy-fourth annual session of the as?
Dr. D?na way has been t ho Ditstor of the
Baptist church of Frederlcksburg for
over twenty years and he has also been
moderator of this body for the la?t four
years. Besides being it very able preacher
ho is also distinguished for his parlia?
ment ary rulings.
After the song service Dr. Duunway
read a portion of the tirst chapter of Co
lossians, after which Rev. C. II. Kylaud,
of Richmond, invoked a Divine blessing.
The choir, which was l?d by Prof. II.
A. Wolfsohn, rendered another selection,
after whiih Rev. A. B. Dunaway read
the 107th"Psalm. A Divine blesalng was
invoked by Dr. Tichenor, corresponding
secretary of the board of home missions,
Dr. Dunaway took bis text for th(= in?
troductory s'rmon from Joshua, 18:8.
"How long are ye slack to go to possess
the land which the Lord God of ycur
fathers hath given you'.''' Subject, "Pos?
sessing the Land." Dr. Dunaway made
a logical clear and forcible argument.
The speaker made comparisons between
the seven tribes, and the efforts of some
to reach the Land of Promise, and the
work of the Baptists in the State of Vir?
ginia. The following Is a brief synoposis
of Dr. Dunawav's sermon:
"Joshua askfd the seven tribes in the
languaae of the text that they be not,
slack to go to possess the lands. In the
litst place these seven tribes occupied a
position they might have held years hi
fore; that it was not. because the distance
between Egypt and Canaan was so great,
but because of the development of man?
kind. They were unbelievers and were
cowards. They occupied a position they
ought not to have held. It was not the
position destined for them. It is a posi?
tion they ought to have reached but not
held. The other tribes had none forward
with quick sten and received the land
God promised them. The text seems to
imply a rebuke, seems to want to know
what they are doing there, and why they
had been there so long. Why were they
slow? The other tribes had gone forward
without molestation and they could have
gone also. They were satisfied, and too
well satisfied, with their * progress after
they had reached the promised land, and
they were slack about, leaving tbo posi?
tion they had reached. The Baptists of
Virginia have reached a position that
they might have reached years ago. Very
little new territory has been acquired.
We do not go forward. We tire like one
of the seven tribes We have reached a
certain place and are Batisfld to bold it
Why lire we slack? 1 am convinced that
our people could do more. It is not be?
cause we do not possess the ability, be?
cause we have it. Look at our mission
werk and schools. I want tc call your
at tention to another fact; we are too well
satisfied with our past, and present. Wo
have a history of which I am proud and
I am afraid that we nre not aggressive
enough. I want to call your attention
to prospects. They had subdued their
enemies and everything was bright and
full of hopes. Prospects are not like
mountains, endure for ages. We know
that th" prospect qpuldnnd ought to have
heeu bi Ighter had we obeyed the wil' nf
(toil. I must call your attention to perils.
They Aisobeyed find and did not no for?
ward when He commanded them,and for
iheir disobedience they were told that
tiny could nor reach the Promised Land,
but would perish. Wo serve the same
God aid because o' our unbelief and dis?
obedience ontrht He not withdraw id*
benedictions and love' We have lost
ground In Virginia in certain section-;.
We are not advancing :i- wo ou>dit, but
others more Rgarcssivo are occupying the
around that we oiu,ht t<> have occupied.
Brethren o( Virginia. I'll t*U jou, if we
wait and do not go forward and possess
the bind there will be a weakness, a
moral supincness Wo are to go forward
and uot stand and talk of our difficul?
^^i^y ? ? ? ? "- ...
marks the assembly joined in singing
"My Faith Look? lTp to Thee."
Dr. Dunaway, the president of the As?
sociation, announced that the election of
ollicers would he the next thing on the
Rev. A. 10. Owen, pastor of the Court
Street Baptist Chutoh, of Portsmouth,
was placed In nomination for president,
and was ably seconded by ltev. Dr.
The present incumbent was also nomi?
nated, but Dr. Dunaway stated that lie
did not desire to run for re-elect'on. If
he had, he would have bad cne of Hie
vice-presidents In the chair.
The motion was withdrawn nud Dr.
Owen was unanimously elected.
Dr. Owen has been pastor of the Ports?
mouth Church for the past twenty-live
years and is considered one cf the ablest
divines in the State. It was at one of his
revival meetings that Rev. L. G. Brough
ton, of this city, and Kov. Dr. IV-ke, of
Berkeley, were converted. The newly
elected president, made a brief speech of
acceptance and thanked the Association
for the honor conferred on him,
The following vice-presideuts were
elected: Kev. R. YV. Cridlin, of Burk
ville; Beacon J. B Wood, ^of Richmond;
Hev. M. B. Whnrton, or'Xoifolk, and
Hev. .Julian Broaddus, of Beiryville.
Secretary Hugh Smith, of Mariinsville,
was re-elected. Ho is a native of Peters
burn and has been pastor of the Mariins?
ville Baptist Church for the past six
The President, Hev. Dr. Thos. S. Dun?
year.-: nud also secretary of the Associa?
tion for the same length of time, and by
his kind and courteous treatment of all
st rangers has won for himself the high?
est enconiums of his fellow workers.
B. A. Jacobs, of Richmond, was unani?
mously elected Ireasurer,and .1. B. Mont?
gomery, of the same city, as auditor.
After the election of ollicers Hev. L. G.
Broughton, pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church, warmly we.coined the visitors to
the Magic City of Roar.oke on behalf of
the city, the Baptists and especially tiio
members of Calvary Baptist Church.
The address of welcome was responded
to by Hev. Dr. Duke, of Berkeley,who, in
a )?rief address in behalf of the visitors,
thanked the people for the kind ami
hearty welcome which they had received
from the hospitable people of Hoanokt.
The presideut appointed the following
On order of business?Revs. W. B.
Hatcher, M. B. Whartou, P. C. McCon
nell, II W. Battle. T. II. Eilet t, J. W.
Hundley, C. H. Ryland aud .1. T. and
Hev. Dr. Ryland, of Richmond, extend?
ed a cordial invitation to the Association
tc meet next year in that city. The in?
vitation was seconded by R?av. Dr. Cooper,
pastor of the First .Baptist Church, of
Richmond, and the matter will bo lie?
fet red to the time and place cointnlttet?.
which was appointed as follows: Revs.
Gecrge Cooper, if. ,J. Williamson, J. 7tx\
Corbitt. Simon Seward, J. W. Bailey, a.
D. Jones, C. II. Sbipman and B. j\\
ORDER OF BUSINESS. \
The committee on order of rmdnessft
made a part HI report as follows:
To meet at0:80 a. in. adjourn at 1 p. m.l
Miscellaneous business, 0:30 to 11) a. m.l
State missions, 11a. m. to 1 p. m. |
The conio:ittee will make a further rc-'
port t his morning.
Rev. l)r. Hohdny, of the Orphanage,
nea "Salem, extended an invitation to all
Dr. Broughton announced that the La?
dies' Missionary Union would meet at 10
o'clock this morning in Christ P. E.
ltev Dr. Hatcher, in a brief address,
welcomed the visitors from other States
to the Association. A mom. those who
responded were Drs. Seymour, of Phila?
delphia: Dr. Tichenor. of Atlanta; Frost,
ot Nashville. Tenn.: Morehouse, of the
Ameiicnn Baptist Home Missionary So
piety, and Prof. Dargai., of the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, of Louis?
At the conclusion ol the remarks made
by the above named gentlemen, on mo?
tion of Rev. Dr. Batcher, the Association
AY, NOVEMBER S
THOSE IX ATTENDANCE.
The following is a list ?I the ministers
nnd lay delegates who have arrived aud
i reported to the secretary:
G.S. Alilhizer.Dr.W. H Ahbitt, Kev. K.
E. L. Aylrr, M. K. Albert, lievs. Andrew
Droaddus, Jr., Julian Droaddus nnd M.
E. Broaddus, Revs. D. F. Deale, Geo. W.
Deale, J. A. Darker, H. A. Bagby, G. F.
Bagby, J. R. Bagby and J. R. Browu,
W. F. Bundtek, Revs. J. H. Dass, A. J.
Barton, J. H. Butler, H. W. Battle, R.
II. Bowden, N. C. Burnett and F. R.
Boston; Wm. A. Bass, C. H. Bolton, T.
J. Berry, Judge W. R. Barksdale, F. II.
Buck. T. E. Bates, J. F. Carter, J. R.
Caldwell, Joel '1'. Cawthorn and .Indue
A. P. Cole; Revs. Alfred Dauby R. W.
Cridiin, Dr. Geo. Cooper an?1 Rovs. Johu
Couch, Chat?. L. Corbitt, 'Geo. F. Cook,
J. M. Corbitt. Geo. W. Cox, C. C. Cox,
A. J. Coons, J. G. Council, W. J. Decker,
?ias. Doaue and K. M. Dowley; J. C. Car?
penter, Prof. C. 1.. Cocke, 1) D, Cole, C.
C. Charrell ^nd Hevi. l)f. T. S.D uiawny,
A D. Dunnwuy, W F. Dunaway, Dr.
.1. F. Deans, 111'. A. E. ;Diekin.-on,"c. W.
Duke, J. II and Richard Edwards, R.
A. Fast, Wm. and .1. T. F.llyson. S. K.
Masthorn, T. II. Ellett, Alex Ferrell, .1.
N. Faris aud F.. X. Foster; Revs. T. D.
Forester, W. C. Foster, Wm. Fisher, Dr.
The S"eretary, Bev. Husch C. Smith.
O. F.' Flippo, Dr. J. M. Frjst, R. L.
Gay, G. Gray. R. II. Gorrell, and R I).
Garland; D. M. For roll, W. C. Bald well,
Prof. R. E. Gaines, X. G. Hash, J. II.
llargrave. and O. H. Howell; Revs D. C.
Henning, W. W. Hamilton, Dr. W. E.
Hatcher, T. A. Hall. W. M. and .1. D.
Hudson, .1. W. Hundley, E. D. Hatcher,
C. J. anil J. W. Jones, Thos. A. Johnson,
B. C. .lames, .1. O. Kirk. G. W. Kllgcre,
G W. Kiracofe, C. N. Lee, D. G. Lan
caster, W D. Losing, .1. M. and N.
Duck, J. F. Love, .1. S. Lyon, and T. R.
Morrjs; Leu. W..I. .Ionian, .1. D. Lomon,
T. C. Mnddnx, J. P. .McDowell, W. A.
??nd T. C. Miller, Prcf. S. C. Mitchell, A.
S. Meador, H. K. MeClune, M. M. Mor?
ris. S. R. Nelson. T. E. Nalle, O. 1. Naff,
J. D. Prince,T. P. Pierson, J. 10. Poteot,
.1. M. Quisenberry, Norvell Ryiand and
W. Richardson; Revs. Dr. F. C. McCou
nell, F. II. Martin, I. G. Murray, John
10. Mnssey, J. II. Newblll, Dr. James
Nelson, Dr. A. K Owen, P. II. Pernell,
Dr. J. M. Pi Ichor, Dr. R. H. Pitt, Dr. B.
D. Pollard,T. II. Petty, F. P. Bobertscn,
W. S. Royall, 1). C. Hit tollhouse, D. A.
Ramey, Dr. C. II. Kyland, ,1. u. Sessoms,
W. J. Shipmnn, and F. H. Shephard; C,
T. Stephenson, iL II. Leay, W. N. Sur?
face, J. T. Shepherd, C. II. Shipmnn,
Simon Seward, W. 11. Sadler,Jos. Smith.
11. Ii. Schmelz, Walter Sydnor, .1. W.
Sowers and II. C. Taylor; Revs, D. A.
Solly, Dr. Seymour. H. C. Smith. R. 11.
Stewart, J. L., C. F. and Dr. Geo. B.
Taylor, R. A. Tucker, II. W. Tribble,
Dr. L. R. Tbornhill, Dr. J. B. Taylor, C.
A. Woodson. W. E. Warren. M. L.
Wood, P. T. Warren, H. rE. White, Dr.
J. B. Wood, Dr. A. H. Woodllu, Dr. M.
D. Wharton, H. A. Willis, C. C. Wit
worth, F. 1). Wllliama,and M H. Voung;
W. P. Terry. C. W. Turner. D. A. Tlm
be'rlake, M. C. Thomas, C. L. Wilson, J.
B. Williamson, T. P. Westou, IL J.
Williamson, 1 bos. P. Wood.
DISTINGUISHED D E LEGAT FS.
Among the large number of delegates
attending the Association we note the
following distinguished gentlemen: Dr.
J. M. Frost, of Nashville, Tennessee,who
represents the Sunday-school board
Dr. O. F. Flippo, of Philadelphia,
a former pastor of the First Daptist
Church of this city, who represents the
American Baptist Publication Society;
Den. I. Taylor Fllyson, of Richmond,
chairman of the Stute Democratic com?
mittee, who is secretary of "the board of
education. Rev. II. X. Battle, D. D., of
Petersl.'itrL', president of the board of
Sunday-schools and Bible; and Hon.
John 10. Massey, of Charlottesrille, State
superintendent of schools.
MR. POLLARD HERE.
Kev. E. B Pollard, of Washington, ar?
rived in the city yesterday to attend the
A-sociation. Dr. Pollard was for a num?
ber of years the much beloved pastor of
the First Baptist Church of this place,
but resigned to accept the chair of Eng?
lish Literature in the Coluiubian'Univer
sity at *W tshlngton, which position ho
THEY HAVE A 'PHONE.
The " Interstate Telegraph and Tele?
phone Company put a 'phone in Calvary
Duptist Church yesterday for the use of
the delegates, and it is likely that it will
prove a ureat convenience during the As?
t LECTURE BY PROP. MITCHELL.
I Prof. Mitchell, who is here attending
V.ho Baptist General Association, deliv?
ered ii lecture at ll 'llius Institute on
\ BRUTAL TEACHER.
Union City. Ind., Noyi 10.?Clarence
J'arstler. i school teacher at New Peters
btirg, this State, Isch rued with having
Jojoint.d a buy's neck while administer
i|g punishment in shakinu the child.
h\hysicians declare thai the boy will die.
A NOVEL LAW.
Topeka, Fans , Nov. 10.? The lir-: case
nder ihe law passed by the legislature
this State prohibiting the e.Uini; of
Ions by school children'came (??> licht
ro to day. lA public school scholar was
home this ::ornlng io have hie
A NEW PLAN.
The Methodist Conference at Dan?
ville Adopts an Innovation.
Danville, Va., Nov. 10.?Special?Tho
third dav's .-csslou of the.Virginia Meth?
odist Conference was notable for the fact
that the members adopted a complete
now plan of eoufereuce entertainment,
the feature of which Is that tho place for
holding it will be hereafter decided '-y a
committee instead of by the conference.
Bishop Fitzgerald to day announced|the
committee which will try tho case' of
Raw M. S. Watts, of Middlesex, who on
yesterday was reported to conference for
gross immorality. This sensational fea?
ture of the session of the conference has
nn tut ally occasioned considerable com?
A memorial was introduced to-day
praying the general conference to make
certain chances in the discipline, so that
the Epwnrth League will be broucht into
closer relation to the church and the cou?
The following tvero admitted on trial
to-day: R. H. Marks, Krank Burrus3, W.
R. Evnas, .1. C. Henry, v.-. jg, Moore, .T.
K. Clayton and i. D. Langley. Several
others failed to pass the examination.
A new committee, the prison reform
committee, was created" to day. The
members constitutinn it. *re: C. K. Yaw
tcr. R. T. Wilsen ami .T. H. Amiss The
State of Virginia penitentiary caused the
creation of this committee.
DISCUSSION BY BAPTIST LIGHTS.
Matters of Theology .and Psychology at
the Chicago Congress.
Chicago, Nov. 19.?Yesterday was the
last day of the Baptist Congress. The
morning and afternoon sessions were de?
voted to ti discussion of two suitjects.:
''The Psycbolony of Conversion" and
?'The Power of the Cross in tho Life of
tho Believer." Six of the leading lights
of the church were appointed to speak on
the two questions "The Psychology of
Conversion" was discussed by Prof. Noah
Davis, of the University of Virginia;
Nathaniel Butler,president of Colby Unl
versity, Waterville, Me.. President W. S.
By land, of Bethal College, Russellville,
Ky , and Prof. J. ,H. Harris, of Lewis
At tho afternoon session "Tho Power
of the Cross in the Life of the Believer"
was discussed in pa pi rs by Rev. J. T.
Dickinson, fo Drange, N. J., and Rev.
Donald I). McLnnreu, of Detroit. The
latter was not able to he present, and his
paper was read by a sul stttute. No place
was selected for the congress next year.
WANT HIM TO RECOMMEND.
Washington, Nov.'It).?President Gom
pers and Secretary Morrison, of the
American Federation of Labor, had a
conference with President McKinley.
They requested blm to recommend meas?
ures for t he benefit of 'organized labor in
his message to Conmvss.
WOULD FIGHT ANYONE.
San Francisco, Nov. 19.?Tom Sharkey
made the announcement to-day that he
was ready to light Fit/.simmons or any
other mau in tho world for a. purse of
$10,000 and the world's championship.
Neither of the fighters iu last night's
contest shows the least sign of injury.
WHAT ECKELS THINKS.
Washington, Nov. Ill ?Comptroller of
i the Currency Eckels, In an Interview
I this morning, s.-.nt that the revival in
trade In the West reflected "Itself in tho
expansion of banking business and the
disposit ion of debtors to pay outstanding
obligations, which for years past they
had been iu the habit of extending. He
further said that he would begin his new
career as a bank president on .January 1,
STOLE KLONDIKE ?'.OLD.
New York, Nov. lb.?Charles Ray?
mond, who arrived from the Klondike
fields si\ weeks ago with $21,000 In gold
dust ami nuggets, 'lost $300 of it last I
ninht during a whirl in the Tendeiloin.
The woman who t ook t he gold said she
did nut want to steal It, but simply loOK
it for safe keeping.- She was arrested
last night, but as Raymond refused to
appear the prisoner was discharged.
A DISHONEST ALDERMAN.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. IS).?Alder?
man George A. Dunham was found
guilty this morning of solicit inn a bribe.
Ho will be sentenced to-n.orrow.
A FATAL EN PLOSION.
Carleton, Mich., Nov. 10.?A boiler in
Artley's wood-working factory exploited
this morning, lulling oue mau and injur?
BOTH TEAMS CONFIDENT.
New York, Nov. 19.- -Princeton's foot?
ball team, with v. small army of rooters,
coaches and substitutes, left this city this
evening for New Haven. Both teams are
confidant of winning.
GAGE WILL SPEAK.
Washington, Nov. PI -The subject of
Secretary Gage's address before the New
York Chamber ct Commerce at its annual
banquet next Tuesday night will be,
"Currency Reform ?Now or When!""
CALL AND SELECT a suit and over?
coat of those manufacturers' samples.
They are great bargains.
Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher. 28 Salem
Korecadt for Virginia: Showeis; warmer;
Don't fail to attend the fire sale
at Enock's Bazaar. Goods slight?
ly damaged by smoke to be sold
regardless of cost.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
103 Salem avenue s. w.
PRICE 3 CENTS
A Thrilling Romance Presenter! in
THK PLOT SAID TO BE CONCEIVED
BY THE GANG OF SO-CALLED
JOURNALISTS AND STOCK-JOB?
BERS WHO BESET THE LATE
MAN LEBAUDY?AN ALSATIAN
Paris. Nov. ?The allegation that
Alfred Dreyfus, the former captain of
the Kreuch artillery, was falsely accused
and convicted by a court-martial of sell?
ing Kronen military plans to the agents
of foreign governments continues to bo
widely discussed in Paris and through?
out France. From a person who is in
the counsels of the family, the correspon-.
dent of the Associated Press here learns
that tneir presentation of the prisoner's
case to the French government reveals a
thrilling romance, in which figures tho
Bang of so called "journalists" and the ;
stock jobbers who beset the late Max Le
batldy, tho millionaire conscript.
It is claimed that the documents Drey?
fus was charged with selling to Germany
were never really sold to the agents of
that country, but wero prepared in imita?
tion of Dreyfus' handwriting to blackmail
him, his wife being a wealthy woman
and ho himself being in good circum?
The plot, it. would further seem, was
conceived in* 1893, when the wave of Jew
waiting swept over Europe. Dreyfus is
of Hebrew extraction, and 'these jackals
of Parisian society, casting about for
funds, determined CO "bleed this wealthy
?lew." A beautiful ndveutuicss, whose
house was the resort of a number of
French officers and foreign diplomats, is
said to have acte?' as the go-between In
, these shady tiansactions.
By invitation Dreyfus was a frequent
visitor to her house. In due course of
time tho plan for Hie mobilization of the
French army, which had been drawn up
in a handwriting which cleverly imitated
that of Dreyfus,was produced and money
was demanded for its sa-reuder. Drey?
fus, however, it is'said, refused to pay
the sum demanded, knowing that the
purchase of tho document, would be an
?idmission of his gulilt, aud wen Id fur?
nish ground for future extortion, and be?
ing aware that the fact ho bad boon rati
mnto with this womau/'vho herself was*'
a party to the plot, would be considered
part of J he t strongest evidence of his
Continuing, the friend of the Dreyfus
family explains that the newspapers
whoso attaches were concerned in the
plot bare constantly maintained a war?
fare agaiust Dieyfus even ttp to the pres?
ent time, nnd that In consequence tho
prisoner's wife and family aro obliged to
keep secluded. Attempts have con?
stantly been made, it is alleged, to extort
admissions from them to be used ngainsjj^
Dreyfus, aud it is also said that advnnc
have been made to Mme. Dreyfus, wf
of the prisoner, in behalf of the ant
Dreyfus press, ottering to cease all opp\
sltion to Iiis release "for a cousider.
Finally, it Is said that the plan for tb)
mobilization of the French army, whlcl
Dreyfus Is said to btive sold to ayents ol
a foreign government, was a com para)
tlvely unimportant document, the fea!
tures of which were in tiie possession o?'"
nil foreign governments aud was easily
fabricated by experts.
Lesoir says that the absence of M.
Scbeurer-Kestner, who has forced the
government to reopeu the case, from yes?
terday's meeting of the Senate,is the sub?
ject of general comment. A report is
prevalent that ho was summoned in the
morn im; by M. Faure, who said to him:
"The documents in the Dreyfus aase
have been brought to my notice. I (five,
von my word of honor that they contata
irrefutable proofs of guilt. I beg you,
therefore,, to cense thlu enmnaign, by
which you are compromising the repub?
lic and yourself to no purpose."
M. Scheurer-Kestner's . friends, how?
ever, deny this story.
unter a formal contradiction has been
trivet officially to the story put 'n circula?
tion by Lesoir as to the alleged interview
to-day between M. Faure and M. Kcheu
London, Nov. 19. ? A dispatch from
Paris to tho Daily Mail says that friends
of ! DreyfusTnssert that Count Wultdng
Esterha/.y was assisted in his treason by
an Alsatian sersieant-major, who is now
in Alsace, and lias made a full confes?
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