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SEA FORD, Del., June 3.?With the #night so dark that one could not see his hand be* fore him. the wind blowing sixty miles an hour and rain falling in torrents, Julius Henry, twenty-seven years old, and his younger brother Frank were put off a southbound passenger train here Saturday night at the end of the long bridge crossing the Kantiooke river by Conductor John Layfleld of the Pennsylvania railroad because they were slow in producing their tickets, which they hail bought, but which Julius had misplaced. Conductor Layfleld became incensed at their delay, and. as both had been drink in*:, wiougn'. iney were trying to ueat their way. Julius found the tickets after being put off. ami the brothers started to walk back to Seaford. At the middle of the long bridge Julius, who was a few feet In advance of his brother made a misstep and fell Into HO feet of water. Ills brother called to hhn. but there was no response, and he then crawled on hands and knees to the end of the bridge, where he notified the bridgetender. Both young men lived in Laurel, and Julius was recently married. His vniine ?ife is prostrated. Hundreds of persons dragged for tlie body yesterday without result. Relatives say they will Institute proccedinps airalnst the railroad company. Auditorium Transformed Into Dance Hull. The transformation of an auditorium into a dancing hall Is usually accomplished by boarding over the seats with a floor placed on stilts, but this Is a task which requires considerable time and labor. By the invention of a Frenchman, put into operation in the construction of a new music hall on the jiu?- ue > ucny, 1'aris, the change is accomplished by turning the floor entirely over like ;t waffle iron. This is done every night in the presence of the audience within a si>;u-e of seven minutes. This floor is fifty-three feet long by fifty wide, and moves on an axle through the center. One side is provided with chairs, which are tirmly secured, while the other consists of a highly polished tloor, suitable for dancing. The Value of 1 Want Ads The Want Ad columns of thi> paper are in reality the Selling Market for the people of this city. At no other place ? in n-t other way, is it possible to satisfy so many wants as here. Ho you want a Position, an Kmploye, a Rargain, a business Chance <1.. \i>u want a Hoarder, or Roomer or have you a House. Mat. Apartment. Real Estate, to Kent or Sell?no matter what yon want, the classified columns of this paper will satisfy you. Try, and be convinced. "How to Write and Answer Want Ads" On the classified page appear from day to day brief Talks on the Writing and Answering of Want Ads which we are running for the 1 .1 - ? vist-r> 01 our columns inai tne greatest results may be obtained. Turn to the Want Ad page NOW. Classified Department Phone Main 2440 "Grtat Results from Star Want Ads." ' J JEFFERSON DiS' STATUyNVEILED (Continued from First Page.) even one power to oppress a citizen or a class of citizens, nor to discriminate against a section or scourge a state." The Civil War Discussed. The civil war and Mr. Davis' connection with the leadership of the .confederate government and armies were discussed, and coming to the results of that war, to the criticisms that were passed on the defeated leader. Gen. Evans said: "He outlived obloquy; he saw detraction die by its own sting; he saw vicious censures put to Kliump- >i?-? rp^nfmpnta nf south and north withering in stem and root, leaving no seed. He was not faultness In Judgment, but he was upright, brave, fair and absolutely incorruptible, lie is entitled to the generous American Judgment of the present sober age. which will be rendered on consideration of the facts of his whole career. History will surely give him an honorable and distinguished place among the noble characters of past times. "All the elements of greatness were components of his life, and It cannot be insisted that success in his last service of his people was necessary to make him truly great, although had the confederacy es?oK1laV.A.1 fto Ulo *. n-Alllrl lauji.incvi no tiiur^rtiuriii.r, liii5 miur, n vuiu have filled the world as the father of the new American republic." At the conclusion of this "address the mayor' spoke briefly, accepting on behalf of Richmond the sacred trust imposed upon It by the whole south. Mrs. J. A. Hayes of Colorado Springs. Col., daughter of Mr. Davis, then pulled gently the cord that held the canvas shroud which covered the bronze statue. Her two young sons, the grandsons of the confederate president, caught the two cords used to complete the unveiling. The moment was one of never-to-beforgotten lmpressiveness. One moment, not more than a second or two, of absolute silence, and then cheering burst forth, bands played, and the Richmond Howitzers began liring the presidential salute. Addresses by Women. The ceremonies were not ended with the unveiling, but the multitude could not be kept quiet for the remainder. The people forming the immediate circle around the monument heard played and sung a number of musical selections and saw garlands and tributes placed on the pedestal of the monument. Mrs. Norman V. Randolph of Richmond. chairman of the central committee, Jefferson Davis Monument Association, made an address of welcome, to which a response was made by Mrs. William J. Behan of Mississippi, president of the Confederated Southern Memorial Association. Mrs. George S. Holmes of South Carolina, jjit-muciiL ul uic: iiiunu uifiiL as?ociauun, made a report of the work done, and Representative John Sharp Williams of Mississippi read a response that had been prepared by Mrs. I.lzzie George Henderson, president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Garlands were then placed on the monument by the officers of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate States Memorial Association, United Confederate Veterans, United Sons of Confederate Veterans and Jefferson Davis Monument Association. After the benediction by the chaplain general floral tributes were offered by the public. Work of Nolan and Valentine. The monument to Jefferson Davis is the crowning feature of Richmond's great Monument avenue. It is the combined work of E. V. Valentine and William C. Noland of Richmond. The memorial consists of a semi-circular colonnade terminating at each end in a square pier, with a large column or shaft rising from the inclosed space. The semicircle is about fifty feet across, with a depth of thirty feet, and stands' sixty-seven feet in total height. The monument typified the vindifatlnn nf XTr r?otr?o i V>? ??^ vt ami . i 10 cmu itic tauac ui Lite confederacy for which he stood before the world, the leading inscription being "Deo vindice" (God will vindicate). The colonnade, composed of thirteen Doric columns, besides the two end piers, rises about eighteen feet above the walkway, and has its frieze decorated with bronze seals of the eleven states that suceded, and the three others that sent representatives and troops. In the center of j flit, k nfi Km Hia ~ ~ ? '? ? ~ vv. ..>v?v^vu uj mt v-uiuiiiiaui; Manu.l a large Doric column over Jive feet In diameter. This column forms a background for the bronze figure of Mr. Davis, and also carries on its top an allegorical bronze figure, whose right hand points to heaven, ar.d whose title, "Vindicatrix," represents the whole spirit of the movement. The large column bears the seal of the confederacy in bronze, and has the inscription: "Jefferson Davis, president of the confederate states of America, 1861-1803." The bronze figure of Mr. Davis stands on a great block of granfte in front of the column, and about twelve feet above the roadway. The president Is represented in a sianamg position, as tnougn addressing an audience, with his right hand resting on the open book of history. A Noteworthy Extract. Around the molding is traced a noteworthy extract from Mr. Davis' farewell speech when he resigned from the United States Senate on the secession of Mississippi: "Not in hostility to others, not to iifcjuie any section of the country, not even for our own pecuniary benefit?but for the high and solemn motive of defending and" protecting the rights we inherited, and which it is our duty to transmit unshorn to our children." On the points of the colonnade stand bronze tablets one to the navy and one to the army of the confederacy. Ihe army tablet is inscribed: "From Sumter to Appomattox, four years of unflinching struggle against overwhelming odds." The navy tablet is inscribed: "Giving new examples of in roism, teaching new methods of warfare, it carried the flag of the south to the most distant seas." Gov. Swanson's Speech. The speech of Gov. Swanson was a welcome to i;il veterans to Richmond anil Virginia. In the course of his remarks, the governor spoke feelingly of the "lost cause," saying: "Virginia would consider that I had poorly performed the part assigned me if I should fail on this occasion to convey to you her continuous conviction of the justUe of our cause and her firm belief that the conduct of herself and her sister states in this conflict needs neither defense nor apology. In this war the south contended for the sovereignty of states against federal aggression and power. She fought for the gieat principle of home rule against outside. Illegal interference. This creat doctrine- of home rule is the most precious of nil riglits possessed by mankind. For its maintenance more armies have been marshaled, more battles fought, more blood sacrificed, more treasure expended than ail other causes combined for which man ever contended. Action at Washington. "The recent action of the federal authorities in Washington, in sustaining and aidinc tli#? s^rpssinn nf Pflniimii frnm tha rA. public of Colombia in South America was a complete and thorough Indorsement of the Justice of ths southern secession move urn i ifcrp m wnnn HILL IXLLI IIIU VVUIIU James Jones Refuses $15,000 to Give Up Secret ABOUT CONFEDERATE SEAL He Was a Servant to the President of the Confederacy. LOVES MEMORY OF FAMILY Hiding1 Place, He Declares, Will Die With Him?Could Recover It if He Wished. Special Dispatch to The Star. /fy i RICHMOND, Va., June 3.?James H. Jones, colored, who was Jefferson Davis' body guard and valet, arrived from Washington this morning and was met by a delegation of confederate veterans and given a place of honor In the parade. Jones was intrusted by Mrs. Davis with the confederate seal just before Richmond was evacuated and told to hide It. He did so. Today he was offered by Gen. West of Atlanta, Commander CalHhan of Washington and Capt. McMahon of Athens, Ga., representing leading confederates, $1,000 to produce the great seal. Jones replied that no money could temDt him to betrav the tru?t lm posed by Jefferson Davis, and that the secret would be buried with him. Jones went immediately from the train to see Mrs. Hayes, the surviving member of Jefferson Davis' family, and attended the unveiling of the Davis monument, where thousands of veterans shook hands with the old man. He holds a position In the United States Senate. * * * After the offer had been made and declined the man who has kept the secret all these years said to your correspondent: "If it could be done without my violating confidence reposed in me by Mr. Davis, I would be very glad to see the great seal of the confederacy In the museum here; but tVila nonnAt dnno an/1 oa T fnl/1 frVi A nrnn lino vuuiivb uv. u u IJVI nnu ao x iuiu uic gcil" tlemen, I will carry the secret to my grave. No money consideration could for a moment influence me in this matter. No, sir. I love the memory of Mr. Davis and his family too devotedly to think of any such ment. V>'e are glad to receive in the course of time from this high source a thorough approval of the righteousness of our cause, though it may come a little belated. There are some who measure the justice and righteousness of a cause by whether It succeeds or fails; hence, because the southern secession movement ranea it receives tneir condemnation. But, sirs, those who would thus measure the justice of a cause by its success or failure little know history, or the great and profound truths and lessons which the annals of mankind disclose." The governor closed with a touching tribute to southern womanhood, which made the Davis memorial possible. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Guests. William Jennings Bryan and Mrs. Bryan attended the ceremony as guests of the United Confederate Veterans. They rode in the parade in the carriage of Gov. and Mrs. Swanson, and were given a continuous ovation en route. As they approached the monument itself the carriages were swallowed up by the multitude, and the distinguished visitors were momentarily lost, but the crowd renewed the demonstration as Mr. Bryan was again seen on the platform. He had no official part In the program, but the reception accorded him showed that he holds a warm place In the esteem of the veterans in gray. A beautiful young woman in white, Miss Roberta Caldwell, attracted admiration at the head of Troop A of Nashville, Tenn., about forty gray uniformed old men with sabers. Miss Caldw.'ll carried'a confederate battle flag. There were many other interesting features of the parade outside the appearance of the veteran bodies. Among these were the sponsors from the various confederate states, attended by scores of maids of honor. These attractive young women in white, wearing sashes of red, rode in carriages, and lent a charming addition to the long line of gray. The weather throughout the day was ail that could be desired. Holiday in Dallas. DALLAS, Tex., June 3.?A new state law which makes Jefferson Davis' birthday a legal holiday was observed today by the government through its local officials. The post office and other general offices were closed. Exercises in Many Towns. WACO, Tex., June 3.?Exercises were held in many towns in Texas in honor of the birthday of Jefferson Davis. Prominent speakers participated. Observed in Alabama. MONTGOMERY. Ala., June 3.?This city took marked notice of the unveiling of the monument to Jefferson Davis at Richmond today, all business being suspended and the stores closed for five minutes. The people of the city in large measure gathered about the star on the capitol steps which marks the place where President Davis stood to take the oath of president, and stood with bowed heads at the time of unveiling. A floral offering wag Eent to Kichmond by the transaction. I am not made out of that kind of material, and was not raised by white people who taught dishonorable principles. I have In my veins a good streak of Indian blood, and, you know, an Indian detests a liar and a thief, and I would be uuinuig icos urn i uu uinci niao man x aui doing in this matter. "It Is my earnest wish that this may be the last effort to get me to tell that which I promised Mr. Davis faithfully I would never divulge. But It matters not how many offers may be made, and how large the amounts. James Jones will never entertain them." "Do you believe you could recover the seal?" he was asked. "I feel entirely satisfied that I could, but?I never will. I never dM deceive Mr. Davis, and now that he Is dead I am sure I shall remain true to the implicit confidence he always placed In me almost from the day I entered his employ." "There has been much discussion through the newspapers about the great seal of the confederacy, some claiming that duplicates were made of the seal which you placed In the James." 'I am satisfied that no duplicate was ever made of the last great seal of the confederacy; but there are duplicates of the one used before the last one reached Richmond from Kng!and, the one which Mr. Davis intrusted to me. I have been told that the first seal used by the confederacy was engraved on a piece of boxwood in Montgomery. X believe that is a matter of history. The seal of which duplicates were made was the one made in Baltimore or Washington. I assisted in unpacking the I box in which it came to Richmond, and | there was a splendid flag In the box. My recollection is that this was In 18ti2, in the early part of that year. This seal <lld not weigh more than one pound, and I know that while Mr. Davis and his cabinet were pleased with the workmanship, the seal did not, in some way, meet their expectations. The following year. 18(W. the big great seal came from England, the Fanny landing at Wilmington, and from that place the seal was sent to Richmond. I was one of the men who aided in unpacking the box, which was packed in a most complete manner. The seal was in a rosewood box, something after the style used in those days for dueling pistol cases. The box" was trimmer! anri Inlaid with pearl and Ivory, and the seal was an Immense yik'er affair, weighing fully ten pounds. It was unlike the great seal made In Baltimore or Washington, but the Inscription ?was the same, and the wreath of corn, tobacco, cotton, wheat, etc., was the same. Our officers had a wreath for their caps almost like tills, and I huve seen several of them since coming to Richmond. "It was the general belief for many ye.irs that the great seal of the confederacy was captured by the northern army when it swooped down on this city and that It was turned over as one of the trophies o? war to the War Department In Washington. Such was not the tiuth, and the fact Is that the Union army got powerful little of value in RiChrrmnrl whirVt he longed to 'ho confederate government. When Mr. Da-Is realized that It was but a short time until Hlchmond would fall, he sent me with Mrs. Davis?God bless her memory?and the Children to Charlotte, N. C. I had about $13,00?>,000 under my care and hauled It around In a freight car from one point to another In the south, until Capt. Parker of Newberry, S. C., relieved state In the form of a huge cradle. It represented the cradle of the confederacy, as Montgomery Is known. ' Memorial Day in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS, June 3.?Confederate memorial day In Louisiana and Jefferson a \r I o' Klr#K/1nt? Wnira . i?11 ? ~ . ... v.> ?nuaj untC liiaUC <1 UUUUIt' 11IJi 1~ day. The banks and many commercial houscj are closed. No especial preparation has been made here to observe the moment of the unveiling of the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond. Confederate monuments and the graves of confederate soldiers were decorated during a parade of confederate organizations. IGNORE OYSTER DECISION. I Building Trades Mechanics to Act To morrow Evening. It is understood on good authority that the Building Trades Mechanics' Council will decide at its meeting to be held tomorrow evening to ignore the so-called Oyster decision, which representative workingmen declare virtually means the "establishment of the open shop In the District." A meeting of the executive committee of the building trades, composed of the business agents of each of the seventeen structural crafts, was held this forenoon at Costello's Hall, and it Is said thg decision was reached to report to the council tomorrow night In favor of the non-acceptance of the decision that was given by Capt. Oyster as a result of the conference between a committee of the organized mechanics and the board of control of the Employers' Association. | The Oyster decision in brief was that I members of the Master Plumbers' Associa tion would not be compelled to employ union plumbers to the exclusion of nonunion plumbers, and that the union journeymen plumbers would not he compelled to work on jobs with non-unionists. It was pointed- out today that none of the union workmen have returned to work on the Metropolitan Club house or the buildings being erected by Middaugh & Shannon, as had been decided by the conference, it is said. Referring to this failure a leading mechanic said today: "We do not consider that we are bound by the Oyster decision, and I believe the council will decide ia. ignore It at the meeting tomorrow evening." it is understood that the board of governors of tiie Employers" Association will meet Wednesday afternoon and take action, following whatever may be done by the Building Trades Mechanics Council. Several plans of action have already been tentatively mapped out, ft is said, and one of these will be carried into effect. Athletic Captain at Yale. NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 3.?Walter Remy Dray, lttOS, of Chicago Is the choice of the Yale athletic team for next year's captain. He has been a member of the team for three years, and in the dual games with Harvard he made a new world's record in the pole vault of 12 feet 5V4 inches. The police have been asked to find Mrs. Annie Barney, fifty-seven years of age, who is reported to have disappeared from her home at Terra Cotta yesterday. A description of her was sent to the different police precincts with instructions that the police make an effort to find her. me of it at a point near Washington, Ga., where It was buried." "And you will not entertain an offer to recover the seal?" "Not so long as my name is James Jones and the good Lord gives me the power to know right from wrong. No, sir, not for any consideration could I be induced to change my determination about this matter. But I must ask you to excuse me, as I want to get over to the graves of Mr. Davis and his good wife, and I want to meet a lot of my white friends." * * The seal which James Jones describes as the one he Dlaced In the river tallies al most exactly with the one sent from England by James M. Mason of Virginia, who was the confederate commissioner to that country. England was the stanch friend of the southland, as every student of history knows, and it Is suggested as possible that the seal sent from there was to be used If certain things should develop. There was a deal of inside work which has never been given to history and?never will. < On the 22d day of February, 1862, the congress of the confederate states adopted a design for the great seal, and a joint resolution for its establishment was passed in the following language: "Resolved by the congress of the confederate states of America, That the seal of the confederate states shall consist of a device representing an equestrian portrait of Washington (after the statue which surmounts his monument in Capitol Square at Richmond), surrounded with a wreath composed of the principal agricultural products of the confederacy?cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat and rice? and having around its margnln the words, 'The confederate states of America, 22d February, 1862," with the following inotto: 'Deo Vindice.' "Approved April 30, 1862." Thomas J. Semmes of Louisiana made the design, and It was pronounced perfect. It was forwarded to Commissioner Mason at London, and he secured the services of the chief engraver of her majesty's seals, Joseph 8. Wyon, to make the seal for the confederate states. July 6, 1864, Commissioner Mason wrote Mr. Judah P. Benjamin, secretary of state, Richmond: 4'T hflvA t h? nl Afl mi rp tn Inform vnn that I sent by Lieut. Chapman, C. S. A., who bears this, the great seal of the confederate states, which Is at last completed. It has been greatly admired by all who have seen it, and I trust you will approve It as a fine work of art. The seal is carefully put in a separate box. and Lieut. Chapman has been chargcd urder no circumstances to run the risk of '.ts being lost or captured. He will take the route to Bermuda via Halifax, and will sail on the Uth instant. 1 ship through Messrs. Fraser, Trenholm & Co., by the same steamer which takes Lieut. Chapman, two boxes which contain the Iron preps, v. Ith a full supply of wax and other material necessary for the use of the seal. Knowing the difficulty of obtaining these in the confederacy at present. I have thought It best to have them supplied here. I trust that you will approve of this. Helena reviewed troops of all arms of tlie garrison of Rome, numbering IK.OOO men. Afterward the sovereigns inaugurated the international rifle match, which takes place every five years, with a large attendance of good shots from Italy and foreign countries. Then the king and queen reviewed a parade of cyclists of the Bersaglieri and a large number of volunteer cyclists. It was twenty minutes past 11. The sky was the color of lead, threatening a severe tempest over the shooting ground. In the air, at a height of 4<0 meters, was a balloon Of the militHrv pncririner nnrtis mnnnoil l?v "The duplicate biu. which is inclosed, furnishes a list of all the materials with the prices. The original bill I have paid and have retained It. I have requested I-ieut. Chapman to assume charge of the boxes at Bermuda, and to see to their safe delivery. In order to relieve Lieut. Chapman of expenses on the route I have requested Fraser, Trenholm & Co to pay the freight all the way to Bermuda, and to instruct Major Walker at Bermuda to pay the freight to the confederacy, if it is not so the boxes can go in a government vessel. It is possible that some part of this may not be STRUCK BY LIGHTNING FATAL BALLOON ACCIDENT IN ITALY. Victor Emmanuel, Queen Helena and 25,000 Troops Witness It at the King's Review. ROME, June 3.?On the occasion of the festival of the Italian constitution in the CamJK) Farnesina at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. King Victor Kmmanuel and Ciueen a very well known and esteemed captain of engineers named Olivelli. Bolt Strikes Balloon. Unexpectedly a bolt of lightning darted from the clouds and struck the balloon, setting fire to it. A cry at once arose from the crowd on the shooting ground, which numbered nearly a hundred thousand persons. The basket of the balloon fell precipitately with a whirling motion In space until it struck the ground. The volunteer cyclists ran in all haste to the spot and found Olivelli unconscious, with his legs entangled in the ropes of the basket. A doctor who ran to the spot examined Olivelli and said that his spinal column had been broken. King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena witnessed the accident and the king at once sent his own automobile, in which the dying man was placed and taken to the hlspital. The king followed in another automobile and went to the fif Olivelli, who recognized him. It was a very moving and atfecting scene. Tin; spoke to him very affectionately. The accident has caused a great sensation in the city. Olivelli was a^Hhive of Monte Pulciano. He was a tall. haHsome youth, thirty-three years old. He leaves a young widow. Death of the Aeronaut. Olivelli died at twenty minutes past 2. and the king at once announced that he would not attend any more of the military events planned for the day. and these were at once suspended and the illumination of the girandola was countermanded. Olivelli's balloon had a capacity of 240 cubic meters. The ascent was free In its latter part, the balloon having been let up by a rope for aOO meters and then the rope \ done, and I have therefore told Lieut. Chapman should any expense evolve on him. It should be paid promptly at the department of state, which you will oblige me by having attended to. "I have the honor, sir, to be. etc., "J. M. MASON." Commissioner Mason inclosed with this letter the following duplicate bill: J. M. Mason, esq., to Jos. S. Wyon. chief engraver of her majesty's seals, etc., 2S7 Regent street, I.ondon. \v.. Dr. July 2, 1(56-1, solid silver seal for the eonfederate states of America, with Ivory handle, box with spring lock and screw press IP-ft 3,000 wafers 4 10 1,000 seal papers 7 1,000 strips of parcbmcnt 18 100 brass boxes lfl 5 100 cskes of wax 7 100 silk cords U 5 1 perforator 5 3 packing cases lined with tin 8 ?122 10 March 21. credit by cash 112 Settled by cheque for balance July 7. lSrt4. With the seal and preos was a lengthy written letter giving Instructions for the proper use of the seal and making clear impressions. It is generally believed that only a few Impressions were made and there are only a few documents bearing the great seal of the confederate slates in existence. ? ? * * As to the great seal of the confederacy being captured by the Union forces and placed in the War Department, Gen. F. CAinsworth. military secretary, and under whose care and supervision are all the trophies of war in the great building in Washington, says: "Some of the best-informed clerks made a thorough search of all the trophies and relics of the civil war, and I can state positively that the great seat of the confederate states, or a duplicate, Is not now. or has ever been, in the War Department. I am convinced that when Kichmond was evacuated the seal was not captured by our soldiers, for had It been It would have was cut at Ollvelli's signals and the balloon rose ianoiher hundred meters. The terrified spectators saw the point of the balloon catch fire ami immediately afterward the basket fell. Olivelll belonged to the second brigade of military specialists. Other officers and doctors surrounded his bed up to the last moment. Also witnessing the accident was Olivelli's sister, who fainted when the balloon fell.- When she came to she went to the hospital, but the doctors prevented her seeing her brother. Airship Set on Fire. It Is officially confirmed that the balloon was set on Are by lightning. Gen. Mazzitelll, commandant of the military division of Rome, at 5 o'clock assembled a procession of soldiers, bearing candles, and, with other officers, transported the body of Oliveili to the barracks, win-re a mortuary chapel was hastily constructed and a priest blessed the remains. An impressive military funeral will be held today. The grief of Olivclll's widow is indescribable. The king has sent to her an aid de camp to express his condolences. GIVES THE BOYS A CHANCE. Trust Fund Enabling Sons of RailwayEmployes to Acquire Education. Through a trust fund recently established by the children of the late Frank Thomson, formerly president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, scholarships have been established and are to be known as "The Thomson Scholarships." These scholarships are intended by the children as a memorial to their father. The income of this fund is to be used to give the sons of living or deceased employes of the Pennsylvania railroad lines east and west of Pittsburg an opportunity to secure a technical education, to better qualify them for employment by the Pennsylvania railroad lines. Upon the request of the donors, the railroad company has undertaken to provide for the selection from time to time of the persons to receive the benefit of the scholarships under the trust fund. The terms of this trust provide that eight scholarships shall .be established, for a pe I nod or rour years each?^uat is, two for trie scholastic year, 1907-100$; two addtd for the year 1908-1909; two auded for the year 19??9-1910; two added for the year 1910-1911. There will thus be eight holders of scholar, ships In 1910. and this number will bo maintained in succeeding years, providing the : income Is sufficient therefor. Competitive examinations, which are open i to sons of all employes of the Pennsylvania ! lines, are to be held this month for the two ! 1907-1908 scholarships. These examinations will embrace subjects corresponding In general to the entrance requirements of the scientific departments of the higher-class universities, colleges and technical schools. The eollege entrance examination board of New York city has been selected as the agent of the railroad company to conduct the coming examinations. i H. F. Stone and his wife, Sarah Stone, of Hagerstown. Md., made a deed of separation by which the husband pays liis wife i $1,500 In cash, thus relieving him from all property claims she may have upon liim < and also from further supporting her. < ? >k . CPmj$HT ,nr ^? ' "< UP I r\MPO **???? i- . . . * undoubtedly reached the War 1 )epartment? If the seal Is In existence It should be In. the confederate museum In Richmond an<t not here in the War Department. That seal could not be properly regarded as a trophy of war, according to the way I view the matter." In 1871-72 a seal which was claimed to I be the great seal of the confederacy mad* j Its appearance, and It ts a very fair coun? | n# tVia 1 fllV I cr.ol (iiit n/it inoru I It Q n l>;i id i u 1. mo iuua ocai, uu i nui muir t one-third Its- size and of very Inferior workmansliip. The date of adoption, "Feb* ruary 22, 18tJ2." does not appear in th? marginal circle with the "Con federate, States of America," but Is immed at<*ly un? der the equestrian statue of Washington, and February is abbreviated "Feb." Tho Inner circle which Is on the genuine be-,' tween the wreath and the statue is also left out, while the wreath of southern] agricultural products Is ragged and ln<] complete. By whom or for what purpose this bogus seal was made cannot tie stated* * * * It is an interesting fact that the flr?% trroo oaal nf thn rnnfpilprkCV U*;4s mmlp nil a block of boxwood, secured from the of?j flee of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser*! ? and the engraving was done with a poeket? knife and a set of surgical Instrumental Treasury Clerk Capers, Dr. DeLeon anil two other gentlemen being the "enfl gravers." neither of them having anyv knowledge whatever of the engraver's artJ The first Impression made from this sea|>! was on the commission of Naval Con??i mander Raphael Semmes of the Sumtef. I The steel broke with almost every dig Intul the hard wood, and as knife after knlfQ, broke the "engravers" became discoup*] aged, but Commander Semmes gave cheet1 and hope by saying, "Don't give upJ boys, If It takes every knife and lance la Montgomery. When I get that seal and my commission I'll make the good craft Sumter bring back ten for one." History teaches that Semmes' career has never, been equaled by any naval commander 14. the world for bravery and chivalry. ? / CHILDREN'S DAY. Exercises of Ninth Street Christian Church Sunday School. Children's day was observed by the "1?"^ bers of the Sunday school of the Nlntlii Street Christian Church yesterday. Thai members met at 9:30 o'clock In the Sur)? day school rooms and marched by departs ments to the auditorium, which had beefe tastefully decorated for the occasion with , potted plants and cut flowers. Seated on tiie rostrum were George A. Miller, pastor J James E. Nichol, general superintendent* Joseph A. Scott, superintendent of seni^jK department: Harry S. Welch, supedlntenifl ent of 'the intermediate department; DrJ tr^n-OK/1 XT' T)o .,bl.. * x - j-wmuu xu. nanniii, ou^ci lUlCUUClll UI JUI11UP1 department; Miss Lydia Billups. superlnJj tendent of the primary department. ;j| Mr. Xichol, at 10 o'clock, announced th?j purposes of Children's day and the succesfi of the school In former years, after whiohl the following program ??? rendered: S'inrf' by the school, "Star of Promise;'' ScrlptursS reading by I>r. E. E. Rankin; prayer bjE ' llarry S. Welch, the entire school repeating the I.ord's Prayer; song by the first prfV mary department; song by the school, "Ijll There's Sunshine in Your Heart;" selection by the orchestra; song by the school, "Hd Has Led Us;" a flower exercise in which the girls were diesged In white was given the participants were Instructed by Mrs. JV E. Nichol, they being Ruth Scott, MarjTjj Bowen, Ivy Parks, Helen Topln, Margaret Welch, Fanny Fernybough, Minnie Uor? inan, Ada Stewart. Anne Lithg.iw. Helen O'Donnell, Muriel O'Donnell, Resale Reeves, Helen Cady. Natallo Fernybough, Olive Dean, "Mabel Miller and Beatrice Reynolds; song by Ruby Raymond; song by the bcuoui; uuci oy wisaes lua i'auuim arm Helen Topln; remarks by the pastor, r?la-i ,* tive to the purposes of Children'.*! da) ; se?* Jeetion by the orchestra; souk by ti < s< hool, "Jesus, the Morti'ng Star;" selection by the orchestra. Holl calU,by the classes by thtj, superintendent showed that *J<K!.,'tl was] raised for missions. Mrs. Frank UIukk s class of ladies was the banner class, cun.? ? tributinK $4<>. j Mr. Frank Carpenter was musical director a nil Miss MirflriU Allen and Ullic T a ker pianists. Among those In the orchestra wer^i the following: I'rof. Joseph llarri.-nn, H?i W. Weber, E. N Hopewell, Waller K lver,I Fstella Raymond. Albert Felter M K. K.j rauuon anil her -assistants wore compile; merited on the beauty of the decorations. GEN". BELL'S WESTERN TRIP. Will Personally Inspect the Principal " Army Posts. >1 ' Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell chief of start of the army, has arranged to make a thnr-; ough personal Inspection of the principal army posts in the west with a view to ln?^ creasing the efficiency of the service. Ilaj will leave hero tills afternoon-and expects' to be engaged in his mission for about twoj months. Later in the month he will be! Joined by Secretary Taft,' who desires to; kw flie cfirwHtiiin nf sr?mo nf tiie hi? nests' in the northwest, and especially Fort Meade, 1 B. 1>., where there Is an Indian problem to ' be settled. ! * Mrs. Bell will accompany the chief of, , staff on his extensive tour. They will from here to Lexington, Ky., to attend the commencement exercise* of the State Agri? cultural and Machanlcal Collage.