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MADE VOW/NOT OATH
Reed Snioot Fxplaines Nature of
Obligation He Took.
WHY HE DE.URES TO ANSWER
Soie'in Promise to Never Reveal the
Nature of the Ceremonies of the
Mormon Endowment House Sealu
His Lips?Hearing Nears Erd. i
(Ky Associate!] T-ress.)
WASHINGTON, D. ('.. .Ian. 2:i.?-The
Senate investigation into i.he protests
against Senator Smoot will I?:- brought
in a close 'Iiis week.
The erus.v-oxaminnt.ion <>f the re?
spondent lermine.ted earlier than ex
peeled ami several other witnesses for
the dolens?; were examined. It was
announced just hefort; adjournment of
Hu- (.i.mmitiee on privileges and eii^'
lions iluii only a few more witnesse:!
wonjii !?? put on til" stunt! ami except
for some documentary evidence: (his
? viiteme icuv dose the hearing.
Refuse to Testify.
The cross examination el' Senator
S?:H"? ! i ? suit et! in an absolute refusal
to testify in regard to the endowment
<?< i ? iut.i:ies. He also asserted thai it
was nut lib; business to call to account i
Presi !eni Smiih. of the Mormon
church lift :.use of t lit* fact, that Smith
admitted 10 the committee that he was
living in violation of the laws of the
land. Three ether witnesses refused
to tell i.he committee the character of
Lite endowment'- ceromonit- s.
Direct Revelation. j
Afier testifying that the president
was mi promt.* as head oT the Mormon
church, Senator Smoot said:
"Do you think the president .of the
communicates directly with God?has ,
' If God desires to speak to his peo?
ple Ii. would lie through the president
i.f 1 lie ch'Tch."
In answesing a question as u> his lie
lit f in in dern prophecy. Senator
??Men speaking today under the in
sp'ration ' f the Lord? their counsel
is just as fsood as that of tlie prophets
that spoke under inspiration in au?
ch tu days.''
SeuaUr Smoct s.tid he originally
to ,u ihr, t-i.dow.nent ceremony once,
hut (hat lie cnuid not say what the
ceremony was as he did not have any
definite recollection of it.
No Oath of Vengeance.
Is there anything in the ceremony
about avenging the hived of the mar
i;. rs of the chr.r< h?"
?"There is not."
"How l')ng tlid it take to perform
"Kt-uv. t!u eeghiuing to the end
".'.(i'.ii three or four hours."
"St?"\te what, you are able to recall
"I would very much piefer not to."
Made a Vow. Not an Oath.
"For conscientious reasons. 1 made
a vow. nut an oath, with my Oed. not
with any man. not with tlie president
of the church or with a living soul. Pit'
I dit! make a vow that I would keep
ihe.se endowment ceremonies sacre^l
not reveal them to any bo 'y and
1 have kepi that all my life."
"Was there any penalty attached for
th" violation />!' your obligation."
? I peifer not to say anything fur
"Did- yon remember whether there
v. as er not "
"I prefer not to say aivthing fnr
"Did you know why the oath of ?.e
crecy was imposed?"
"It is purely a religious ordinance-?
ref rs absolutely to a man's hereafter.
a;i<'; has nothing whatever to do witli
may!hing other than man-?? relation to
Iiis God and I suppose that it is an
ordinance in the church i>nd the i tilt
is that it. l:-e not revealed."
"Do you know how much money is
paid into the church annually itt
litl'ies?" asked Senator Overman.
Mr. Snioot. replied the church's in?
come was some years more than a mil?
lion and some years lehs. The church,
lie said, has capital invested in indus?
trial institutions, but in nearly every
ease a minority of the stock.
Chairman Burrows asked:
"You heard the testimony of Presi?
dent Smith that, he is living in de?
fiance of the laws of the land'.'"
"And that he is also living in defi?
ance of the Divine law?"
"Yes, sir, and I heard the qualifica?
tions he made."
No Proceedings Against Him.
"lias tlie church proceeded against |
him because of his violations of the !
"It has not." !
"Has there been any attempt to try I
him hecaus;- he is living in polygamous
"There has not."
"Did you see him after he testified
before this commission?"
The. senator said he seen the presi?
dent of the church, both in Washing?
ton and in Utah, after his testimony,
and had made no protest, to him con?
cerning his manner of living.
"You have not Sought to bring him
to trial in any manner?" asked the
"I have not."
"Do you intend to?"
"I do not."
Mr. Snioot admitted he sustained
President Smith, but only as president
of the church.
"Do you support polygamy?"
"I do not."
"Do you preach against polygamy or
"I never have. I do not. know why
I should. It, is not. a tenet of the faith.
It has been suspended ami I think it
would not be proper for me to bring
it. up." ? .
Fewer gallons; wears longer; Devoe.
CHINAMAN DIES IN HOME.
L. Kubser Died in the Hampton
. . Branch Yesterday.
L. Kubser, a Chinamen, who serveil
with Company F, Sixty-fourth New
York infantry, (luring Um Civil war,
died in the National Soldiers' Home
hospital yesterday. He was sixty-two
years old and the only Chinaman hold
ing membership in (he Hampton Na?
tional Soldiers' Home.
Repeat the ??Gondoliers."
The "Gondoliers." the amateur pro
duetion, whieb' created such favorable
comment, in Newport. News and Hamp?
ton, is to be given again by the same
cast. The production will occur on
Friday, February and the proceo l;t
will I.!- given lo the Dixie hospital.
Death of Mr. Bevan.
News has been received in I lampion
of Um- death of Mr. Ruebeii .1. Be van.
which occurred in Philadelphia. Mr
Bevan at one time conducted a baker;,
in Phoebus and was a member of 1
Wyihe Council. Royal Arcanum, ?l":
Will Have Examination.
examination for clerkn and < ar I
HAS A PIT IN THE HOUSE.
Congressman Pearce Suffers Sud let
Attack.? Recess Taker;.
(By Associated Pr.'-ss.)
WASHINGTON. I). C .Ian. 23.r The
session of ihe House today was given
over entirely to ihe consideration of
bills relating tc the district of Coliini
bin. There was an echo of the dislur
banccs in St. Petersburg yesterday,
when Mr. Paker, of New York, moved
ihui :'ii adjournment be taken out of
respect to ihose who were killed in
I he clash with the Russian troops. The
only affirmative vot< was recorded by
Mr: Baker hinisr'f. A little later the
pr';ceedings were interrupted by Mr.
I-Varoe. of Maryland, being seized with
a nervous convulsion, necessitating a
brief recess. Me scon rallied ai d was
convoyed to his home.
Control of Railroads.
The proposition to control the rail
road;; in in- matter of rates was dis?
cussed at length, by Mr. Burgess, el'
Texas, am! briefly rly Mr. Hepburn, of
Mr. Burgess said |hat an opportunity
was now presented for members of the
House to rise above parly and vole for
legislation, which will restrict the
railroads. The 'nr.'.f.er. he said, re?
solved Itself inte i'e Question "are
y.->u with Reose\elt or are von with
the railroads?" He was loudly apt
plauded when he pledged the President
the support of the Democrats in the
offen to restrict the railroads.
Criticizing the House for its refusal
to adjourn :n respect to the memory <>.'
the oersens killed in St. Petersburg
yesterday. Mr. Baker. (N. Y. ) said the
House had ignored what he termed the
Russian hcrror. "a crime so unpro
v .ked. so wanton raid so shameless
ar.il erriiel ?ha? the winde civilized
world stands aghast."
Mr. llcpbnrn- (Iowa ) congratulated
Mr. B?rge;-s for pleading Democratic
support to railioad legislation, but
said thai all through his remarks there
had been an attempt to make a patisan
question out of it Mr. Hepburn vigor,
ously assei ted that ( Very shred of |ee
(station now on tlie statute books re?
garding the control of railroads came
from Republicans and Republican
As to Acoropi iations.
Mr. l.ittlefif-ld. (Maine.) discussed J
appropriations, saying Congress inns'
de ?nie of two things ? reduce appro
priati ins or increase the revenues. H"
called attention to the fact that Ihe
decrease in appronriatieus ?.uns': b.
very much iaiger than at present in?
dicated by the bills reported if there
v.ere in he funds in the treasury to
A resolution was adopted authoriz?
ing the managers of the House in the
Kw.<yne impeachment case to employ
a clerk and other assistants lo incur
whatever expense may he necessary
in the preparation and conduct, of the
The House adjourned until minor
Some of readers are burdened with
doubts as to the ownership of Every?
body's Magazine. We want to dispei
them now?once for all. Mr. Lawson
has no interest in this magazine, either
directly or indirectly. We have never
paid Mr. Lawson one cent in the shape
<>j' a present or otherwise. He writes
his story of "Frenzied Finance" for
Everybody's Magazine without charge,
gives his time, and has already spent
thousands of dollars of his own money
in advertising it. As explained in his
advertisements, he has done this to
get the largest possible number of
readers for "The Facts" about "Amal?
gamated" and "The Remedy" which is
to follow.?EverylxMly's for February.
Too Superstitious to Work.
Hobo?Rxeuse me, lady, but I can't
chop no wood fur yer. I'm supersti?
tious about begiunin' any work on Fri?
Housekeeper?Well, you can come
back tomorrow, then.
Hobo?Ter tell yer the truth, lady,
I I'm so awful superstitious that all days
j look alike to me.?Chicago Journal.
A Hot One.
Mr. Cuttinc Hint/.?There is one
tiling that always struck me as being
Mrs. Cutting Hintz?What's that?
Mr. (hitting Hintz?That, all the wo-)
men who have distinguished then#
selves by a display of brains look jfo
j much like men.?Philadelphia But?rtin.
riers in tin; Hampton posfolfiee. has,
been announced for February 4th. At
present there is bul one special car?
rier in the olliee, and it is likely that
a number will take the examination
Iltis time. Mr. Claude Armistead. the
local clerk, will supply the necessary
information ami papers to ihose wish?
ing tu take the examination. I
Many Saw "Parsifal."
Fully fill Hampton people attended
tin? production of "Parsifal" in Nor?
folk last niehi. Tin- party made the
trip ov.-r the Ocean v'iow line and re?
I lampion shortly after mid
Left For Atlantic City. i
Mr. Frank M. Phoebus., who has been
visiting his mother. Mrs. Harrison
Phoebus, on Phoebus hay. returned to
his home in Atlantic Citv, last, even?
With Mrs. Frank Darling.
Tile Kocoughtan Literary Circle will
meet with Mrs. Frank W. Darling, ill
her hem,- "Cedar Hail " in the West
Hud. ibis afternoon. The subject for
discussion will be "Persian ftugs."
by Thomas Dixon.
It is Mr Dixon's companion book to
his 4-Leopard's Spots." On sale at
All daily papers and weekly and
House and lot, Lordley's Cross?
ing; house has 7 rooms, cost
$1,100 to build, 5 years ago; lot
56x350; renting for $8.50 per
month. We offer this property
few days only, .t $850.
Valuable pro^yerty in Phoebus,
2 acres, will pay 10 per cent.
Splendid farm on York river,
700 acres, at $20 per acre.
Farm, 250 acres, Elizabeth
Residence property and town
$2,000 to loan at 6 per cent.,
i mm S ill
f Real Estate and Insurance.
time to make arrangements
for their Spring Supply Fertil?
izers. The undersigned offers
tlie product of two of the larg?
est and most reliable manu?
facturers in this country. The
base or their truck fertilizers
is pure bone, making it far
more valuable to the farmer
than the ordinary South Caro?
lina base goods. It pays to use
the best in fertilizers.
Our 2D years' experience
in fertilezers is valuable to
Call and see us or write for
Queen and Wine Streets.
hampton - - virginia.
KEEP YOUR HEAD UNCOVERED.
The Constant Wearing of a HaV Propo
ifBU's Dandruff Ge'.mi.
There are many men/who wear their
hats practically all the/;lma when awake,
and are blessed wir*.; a heavy shock of
hair; yet if the sp?ir>3 of these same men
once became ^ITnfested with dandruff
germs, the parasites would multiply alt
the quicker Mor lack of air. Baldness
would ensuejf as the final result. New
bro's Herpjflde kills these germs and
stimulates JFmhealthy hair to abundant
growth. ?erplcide is a pleasant hair
dressing ajj well as a dandruff cure and
contains if ot an atom of injurious sub?
stance. Wold by leading druggists. Send
10c. in afamps for sample to The Herpl
cide Coff Detroit. iJilch.
JlLEN'S DRUG STORE,
M Special Agents.
Meeting of Ladies.
All the ladies of Hanipton, and espe
dally the wives and daughters of the
members of Hamilton Carpenters' and
Joiners' Union, are requested to meet
a commit'ee from the union in lie.;
-Men's hall. Lake Building.
Wednesday Afternoon, January 25, at
At I be meeting ?dans will be dis
cussed for a fair, which lb:- union ex?
pects to give short ly.
Without tin- assistance of the. ladies
we recognize the success of She fair
would be a failure. s<i we invite all lib:
ladies to come to tin- meeting.
All That is Best in
Flour is found in Our
Snppofe you try a loaf and
C?r. K!DG QH? G3-JH SIS, HflllOP.
Wo will delivrr it to vou daily.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. THAT
I HAVE THIS DAY QUALIFIED as
executor of the estate of Joseph Friel.
I deceased, and have appointed as my
attorney to settle this estate, Sidney
J. Dudley. Hampton, Virginia.
i All debtors of the estate will please
settle their _accounts with my said at?
torney witbeut delay, and all creditors
of the estate will present their claims
properly verified, to my said attorney
, for payment. J. J. LOUGHRAN,
Executor of the Last Will and Tes*a
ment of Jos. Friel, deceased.
Dec^.ber 29, 1904. 1-11-30*
Laundry cleanliness on the one hand,
on the other makeshift washing?a
mere bluff at starching?which will
We do the best work of any Laundry
In the State. Call us up by 'phone,
or call on our driver to call for your
Both 'phones No. 10.
BOTEL ill LAUNDRY
To Florists, Nursery
man and Con?
Bids are desired by Hie .laineslown
Exposition Company for certain plants,
etc., as set forth below.
Bids must be made on each section
separately, but unj bidder may esti?
mate on all the sections
. Seel ion I. j
. Bids are wanted for supplying i
, (00,000) sixty thousand healthy willow j
cuttings <>f any kind or mixed Kinds.
All cuttings must be three feet long
j and not less, than .". I ot an inch in
diameter u! the top. They are >o be
cut only fPbrn smooth barketl wood
that, is not over two years old They
must be cut when the wood is not
frozen md. must not be aiiowed to
freeze after cutting. Ail plSuits affected
with Might, scale or other disease- or
j that show evidence of injury froiii
I freezing oi drying, or lhat are under
j the specified si?.e. will he rejected.
I The cuttings tnusi p.- Lied in bundles
jot Hiii with an butt ends down, packed
- w11li damp material in paper lined
I boxes and delivered to the Jamestown
j Exposition Company. Landscape De
paruhont. Sewell'a Point, Norfolk,
Virginia, ou or before .'.latch loth,
I 1905. All charges for packing and
t transportation is to be included in tin
hid. Bids for any less than one-half
of the Quantity called for will not he
? considered. Ail bids must bo submit
ted ia writing and in sealed envelopes,
marked on the outside "bids tor willow
cuttings," tu fore February 10th, 1905,
tu Gwynn T. Shepperd, Secretary
Jamestown Exposition Company, Nor
folk. Va, Loon that day bide will be
The rigid lo reject till or any por?
tion of any bid, and the right to re?
quire bidders to give bonds for the
faithful performance of their eon
tract is reserved.
Bids are wanted for supplying sixty
thousand (00,000) well rooted, healthy
wiiiow plants of any kind or mixed
kind. The stems are not to he less
than 1-1 inch in diameter at one fool
from the ground. The plant:., are to
be dug carefully to preserve the
roots and at times when there is no
frost in the air. They are to be pro
Ieeted from freezing- and drying. All
plants affected with blight, scale or
other diseases, or that, show evidence
of injury from freezing or drying, will
lie rejected. They are to be tied in
bundles of 50 or 100. packed with
damp material in paper lined boxes
and delivered lo the Jamestown Ex?
position Company, Landscape Depart?
ment. Sewell's Point, Norfolk, Va..
on or before March 10th, 1905. All
charges for packing and transportation
are to be included in the bid. Bids
for any le-ss than one-half of the
quantity called for will not be consid?
er-'. All bids must, be submitted in
wrltir.G and in sealed envelopes,
marked on the outside "bids for wil?
low plants." before February 10th.
11)05, to Gwynn T. Shepperd, Secretary,
Jamestown Exposition Company, Nor?
folk. Va. Upon that day bids will be
The right to reject all, or any por?
tion of any bid, and the right to re?
quire bidders to give bonds for the
faithful performance of their eon
tract is reserved.
?UPPLYING, TRANSPORTING AND
PLANTING LARGE TREES.
Bids arc wanted for supplying,
transporting ami planting large trees
and shrubs. The trees are to be six
to eighteen inches in diameter at four
feet above the ground. They will be
from twelve to forty feet high. About
200 red cedars, 100 apples, 100 paper
? mulberries. L?0 umbrella trees (.Me?
dia), 100 oaks, 100 hollies ami 300
smaller growing trees, such as red
bay, yaupon, cape myrtle and dog
wood will he required. G? large
shrubs, any evergreen variety or any
deciduous variety having attractive fo
liage, flower or fruit, or any large vine
of which unusually fine large speci
mens can be secured, either from old
j gardens or from wild lands will be con
It will lie required thai, trees be mov?
ed with a bail of not. less titan one
foot i-- diameter for every half inch
in diameter of trunk, or that the ball
ha large enough to include all roots
over one-half inch in diameter. The
trees must hi- moved at. any time dur?
ing the dormant season; or, if required
by the Exposition Company, at any
time during the next, two years, with
Hif understanding thai there' shall uei
be at, any one lime less than 10.
trees to be move;!. The trees must be
I moved in such a manner as to prevent
injury to roots, to the bark c? the
trunk or to the branches. Tin ? ;.: ? to
ue moved without having lie- topi Li. |
metl i ; any manner. The end . at li
braised root ; "re to be cut sind?
however. It is to be understood t! a
in moving, at digging, al! Iran, port
at ion. the digging ot holes arid :he
i plauuiig shall be done In- the i >n
tractor, it. is to lie understood that
in contractor si.ail see lhai tin- irde
i is no! planted deeper or shallower
I ban il grew originally; thai ii is
[inaii!3 io .--tand straight; that tin- soil
'shall 1..- very li rally packed under
and. around the ball. The contractor
will be required to act with the ad
: vu-e oi tiie landscape department of the
! Exposition Company, will be required
' locate tie- s at. points and in a man?
ner designated b> this department; a
price is Iii lie given on trees of various
sizes and various kinds; to he moved
ia cooperation with the landscape de
partmeni without guarantee that the
ii.-e shall live for a period of three
i years Ab additional price or percent
age is lo be name,I lor giving such a.
guarantee on the life ot any tree or
shrub moved, li is to be und_rstoo<?
t ha I IIb' Urs l bid may not be a lina!
. bid, bin thai the contractors who can
'prove I heir capaettj to handle auch
male-rial to tin- best advantage at the
lowest price, have an opportunity to
confer with the landscape department
with reference io the mate-rial he can
supply and tue price for supplying
this material and offer a supplement
jary bid. All bids under this notice,
must be submitted in writing in sealed
envelopes, marked on the outside
"bids for trees and shrub moving," ba
1 fore February 10th. 1905, to Gwynn T
Shepperd, Secretary, Jamestown Expo?
sition Company, Norfolk, Vn Upon
tiiat day bids will he opened. Supple
j mentary bid?, if called, tor must be
submitted within one week thereafter,
i Tin- right to reject all or any por
j tioh of any bid, ami the right to re?
unite bidders t.o give bonds for the
faithful performance? ot' their contract
SUPPLYING, DELIVERING AND
PLANTING WIRE GRASS.
Bids are wanted for supplying, de?
livering and planting seventy thousand
170,000) plants of wire tor beach)
grass tammcphiia arundinaceal upon
tlii- sain! beach along the Jamestown
Exposition Company's property at
Sewell's Point. Norfolk, Virginia. The
plaids are to be placed a foot apart,
in a strip averaging ten or more feet
in width, it i". assumed that the
plants can be secured along shore, nor
tar from Sewell's Point. All plants
must be well-rooted tufts, each h'av
? ing not less than lour stems and with
'all roots secured to their full ddntli
' by careful digging. They must be pro?
tect, til from drying at all times be?
tween digging and planting by wet
I burlap or other wet material. They
must be planted not more than one
! foot apart in any direction within the
.lines specified and in holes that are
deep enough to allow root stenis to
j be placed to their full depth and in a
1 natural erect position and the sand
must, be packed firmly about the roots
In thin layers as the holes are being
111 led. All plants that are known to
I have been exposed to drying or freoz
; ing. or show evidence of such expo?
sure, or that are mil properly planted
will lie rejected: All plants are to be
'supplied and planted before March
I lath, limi'.. No bid will bo received for
(any quantity lass than the full amount
j required. All bids must he submitted
in writing and in sealed envelopes,
I marked on the outside "bids for wire
i grass," before February lt.'th, 1905, to
Cwyiui T. Bhepperd. Secretary, James?
town Exposition Co., Norfolk. Va. Up?
on that day bins will be oyened.
Tiie rieht to reject ail. or an;." por?
tion of any bid. and tiie right tu tVj
ouire bidders to rive bonds for the
faithful performance of their contract;
THE. JAMESTOWN. EXPOSITION
By C. BROOKS JOHNSTON,
1-22-101. Chair. Board of Governors.
(By As.soclntfcd Press.)
MUSKOCEE. 1. T. Jan. 23.?The ter?
ritorial court today restrained Chief
Porter from paying M. L. Molt, c?
South Carolina, whom he appointed at?
torney for the Creek nation, and C. A.
Murphy, of Missouri, reinstated as at?
torney for (lie Creeks. .Mr. Murphy
was appointed attorney a year ago by
Secretary Hitchcock- but was ousted
by Chief Pcrter, who placed Mr. Moti
in the position.
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