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VOL XIV. NO. 20.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MAY ], 1897
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Dedication of the Grant Mon?
ument in New York.
PARADES ON LAND AND RIVEB
Sixty Thousand Hen March io
the Street Parade.
THE GRANT FAMILY PRESENT.
Mrs. Grant, the Widow of the Dead
Hero, Shnr?<s With Prewtdout Mc?
Kinley tn* KnthunlaHtlc Plaudits of
HM Multitude That Crowd* the I.lue
or Marcti or tho Monster Street Pa?
rade?Governor* I-t-nd the Troops of
Their state* In Honoring the Great
Soldier?A MftRii'llcent Naval Parade
I>ed hy the White, squadron?The
Great ext Demonstration In the Illa
tory or the United States, and Only
Ecjuale-d When the Fl rat Napoleon's
Body AV aa Returned from St. Helena
New York. April 28.? Never before in '
the history of the world, and never
before in the history of the United
Htntes. has sm h a tribute lum paid '
to the noble dead ns when yesler.'
?with wondrous pageant by land and
sea, thc nation dedicated the tomb
that now holds" the body of its hero.
Ulysses S. (Jrant.
lt was an occasion more of triumph?
ant eulogy :ind national pride than of
funeral rite, for in these ll years since
?!!!.! 1 lil
THE TOVH OF OKXFRAI. OitANT.
first the nation mourned for Grant the
keenness of j^rief has worn away, and
in its place there lives in the hearts
of men that hero worship which
found such tumultuous real yesterday.
The greatest of our citizens, our sol- I
The first event of the dedication cer?
emonies was the departure of the pres?
idential party, with members of the
Grant family and Invited guests, from
the Fifth Avenue hotel this morning. ,
The x.artv left the hotel from three
different entrances at 9:30 o'clock.
Meantime the entire line of march had
been crowded with nlWOflng thousands,
who were kept from crowding into the
streets by long lines of police. As the
president passed through the multi?
tude he was kept busy bow lng right and
left in response to the cheers that
greeted his appearance, and Mrs.
Grant, the widow of the dead presi?
dent, was quite as enthusiastically
Squadron A, Major Roe command?
ing, had formed on Madison Square,
facing west, and acted as special escort
for the party, and details of veterans
were the special escort of Mrs. Grant.
At ll o'clock exercises at the tomb
were begun, following this order: "My
Country, 'Tis of Thee;" prayer by Bish?
op J. P. Newman; hymn of thanks, "Old
Netherland Folksong;'" address by the
president of the United States; "Star
Spangled Banner;" oration by General
Horace Porter, president of the Qrant
Monument association; acceptance of
the monument by Mayor Strong; "Hal
lejuh Chorus" from Handel's "Mes?
siah;" doxology. The doxology was
sung by the chorus, under Frank Dam
rosch, and the assemblage in the vicin?
ity of the monument was invited to
The solemn service of dedication
stemed to throw a strange hush over
this vast throng. The president stood
bareheaded in the wind. When he
?poke he was heard distinctly by the
6,000 persons who stood directly in
front of him.
General Porter's oration in honor of
the hero seemed to impress the crowd
less than the sight of the palefaced,
bareheaded president, standing beside
thc widow of the dead general, ex
President Cleveland and the gray
headed statesmen and soldiers. It was
their presence rather than their worda
that lent solemnity to the occasion.
Surrounded by his cabinet, his gen?
erals and his friends. President Mc?
Kinley stood and reviewed the grand?
est military pageant ever seen in thli
city. There were regular soldiers, reg?
ular sailors, national guardsmen of thc
?ca and land forces. Grand Army vet?
erans, Confederate veterans and th?
striplings who in the future may fighl
as gallantly as their fathers did.
When thc cheering was at its loudest
and when the wind had somewhat dtec
away, a touching scene was enacted
which was seen by few. Silently Mrs
Grant stole away from the president'!
reviewing stand, where she-had beet
watching the gallant troops go by
and, leaning on the arm of her son
Colonel Grant, made her way to th<
tomb, lollowed only by the memberi
cf the Grant family. Thc bronx*
doors were opened, and the widow o
thc hero passed from the noise of tb
outside world Into the dim quiet o
thc tomb. For about ten minutes sh
?tayed there, and then, with her fae
hidden in her hands, she left the scene
Boon after this President McKinle
went aboard the Dolphin, amid th
booming of guns, and reviewed th
great warships that lay in the shado\
of the tomb. The dense crowds sti
?tared tm their scats and watrferd th
end of thc land aarade. Then, whe
thc last company had passed out c
sight of thc white roadbed. th? hun
dreda of thousands of spectators sough
their homes. All traffic was congests*
and lt was hours before the tide c
travel fell to its normal condition.
After thc exercises the People'
Choral union and the Oratorio boc let.
of New York sang the following selec
tlons: "Kalsermarsch," Wagner, wit
words specially selected for th
?ion; "Baltie Hymn of the Republic."
The reviewing stands were draped 1
front with thc official flag of the prcsl
JrVhlls ths /and sarase wm watts
for after the concTuBmh of The cere- [
monies the sky became laden and thc
wind Increased until lt almost howled
around the trees. The waters of the
Hudson reflected the ashen hue of the
sky. and thc jrreat white shina that
floated on Its bosom stood out In al?
most ominous relief. The dusty road?
bed of the drive was whipped up until
black coats became brown, and spec- ;
tators forsook their unsheltered seats
for the protection of the tomb pillara '
At the head of the military dvision
and of the parade, tn which 6?,00t) men
marched, rode General Grenville M.
Dodge, the grand marshal. Upon the
recommendation of General Grant, un?
der whom he served, he secured his
stars as a major general. It was fit?
ting Indeed that he who began life as
a butcher's hoy in Danvers, Mass, and
rose to greatness under Grant, should
lead the host of soldierly pilgrims to
the tomb of the general who was once
the tanner of Galena. Behind him
rode Colonel A. Noel Blakeman, chief
of staff, and thc other stan* officers. j
Next in line came the United States
forces, under command of Major Gen?
eral Wesley A. Merritt. He was sur?
rounded by a brilliant staff and was
followed by thc First brigade. U. S. A..
led bv General William M. Graham.
Under his command, among other bod?
ies, were the West Point cadets, en?
gineers from Willets Point, the Thir?
teenth and Ninth infantry regiments
and nine batteries of artillery. Then
followed a regiment of crack United
States cavalrymen. The Second bri?
gade of United States forces was made
up of three battalions of marines,
headed by the fine Marine band, of
Washington, and Ave battalions of
bluejackets from Admiral Dunce's
Governor Frank 8. Black and his
K?>!d laced staff led the Second di?
vision, composed of the National Guard
of the state of New York. Brigadier
General Louis Fitzgerald commanded
the First brigade of this division.
The Third division may be called thc
governors' guard, for ten chief execu?
tives of sister commonwealths had
places in lt. First in line was Governor
D. H. Hastings, of Pennsylvania, fol?
lowed by a provisional brigade picked
from the National Guard of the Key?
New Jersey's governor, John W.
Griggs, acted as a brigadier of the
soldiers of the Lightning state, and
had for his personal escort the Essex
is. of Orange.
Next came Governor Cooke, of Con?
necticut, supported by a soldierly bat?
talion looking for all the world like
SARCOPHAGUS AT GRANTS TOME
her majesty's horse guards. But the
only things English about them are
their red coats and bearskin shakos.
Governor Wolcott, of Massachusetts,
headed thc troops from his stats, in?
cluding the famous Ancient and Hon?
orable Artillery, which was founded in
The Maryland troops, headed by
Governor Lowndes, the first Republican
executive of the Terrapin state in
many years, followed upon the heels
of the Day State brigade. The gover?
nor was escorted by the creak regiment
of Maryland, the "Dandy Fifth," of
The National Guard of Virginia, led
by Governor Charles O'Ferrall, follow?
ed the Maryland troops. The governor,
who was a captain in the Confederate
army, was escorted by the Richmond
After the Old Dominion Guard
marched the soldier boys from Ver?
mont, commanded by Governor Josiah
Grout, who won the title of major by
gallantry in battle. Next came Gov?
ernor Asa Bushnell, of Ohio, who was a
general in the army, supported by
picked detachments of cavalry. Infan?
try and artillery. Governor Busle!
headed the New Hampshire militia
Governor Tanner of Illinois and his
staff, all mounted on black horses
represented Illinois, and the nations
capital was represented by the Na?
tional Guard of the District of Colum?
The Fourth division was made up 01
three brigades composed of cadets fron
various military schools in and arounc
Then followed the veteran grand di
vision, under command of General O
O. Howard and his staff, composed en
tlrely of the Grand Army of the Re
Following the Union veterans anc
their sons came the Confederate vet
erans and sons.
In the civic division there were man}
branches of the Anctent Order of Hi
bernians, independent military com
panles, the veteran firemen and hun
dreda of fraternal and benefit societies
The letter carriers' regiment was 1
marked feature of this division. Ii
this division also appeared a tribe o
Sioux Indians, with Colonel William F
Cody (Buffalo Bill) and Chief Joseph
of the Nez Perces. riding side by side
The naval parade, which started a
2 o'clock, presented a spectacle sud
as has seldom if ever seen before ii
this harbor. There were four grand di
visions, under command of Rear Ad
miral Francis M. Bunce. headed b;
the famous white squadron of th
United States navy, and followed b:
foreign ships-of-war. Including th
British steamer Talbot, the Frenc:
corvette Fulton, the Spanish steamer
1 Infanta Isabella and Maria Teresa an
the Italian steamship Dogaii. Thesecon
aivlsion was composed of other navi
vessel* and ref eels belonging to th
United States lighthouse depart men
United States revenue cutters and go\
ernment vesicle formed thc third divii
ion, and the fourth division was com
posed of vessels of the merchant ma
As 6 o'clock, the hour at whic
President McKinley was to go 0
f board the Dolphin approached, tl
e] crowd on the pier where he was 1
embark grew larger and larger, unt
several thousand had assembled. Ta?
greeted the president and his perl
with a cheer which was re-echoed t
a the hundreds of steamers which, ha'
lng come up thc river in the nav
I parade, had taken up positions
rather inconvenient proximity to tl
Dolphin. Aa thc president set foot t
the deck of thc Dolphin a presldenti
salute of 21 guns was fired, and tl
t Meet of steamers blew whistles uni
1, the sound of the firing was acarce
The president was accompanied I
Secretary of State Sherman, Secretai
Alger, Attorney General MeKenn
Secretary Long, Secretary Gage, Se
retary Bliss, Generals Miles, Ruggle
Porter and Butterfield, Elihu Root.
Edward Simmons, Oovernor Black ar
Postmaster General Gary.
At b.30 o'clock tUe Dolphin start*
(Continued rm foi>rth page.)
A DISGRACEFUL PRO?
Hanged to a Lamp-post.
Ile ' itv t tilt inls In plicat?
TEE MOB WAS SUPREME.
The Alleged Attempt to Defend a Pris?
Am \ andria, Va., April 28 ? Citzens
of Alexandria this morning, battered
do?n the doors of the police station,
and amid a fusilade from a tquad of
policemen under Chief Webster,
dragged Joseph VcCoy, a ye ung color?
ed man, frc ni his cell and strung him
up to a lamp-post cn ons of thc city's
LEADING WHITE MIN MURDBBT RS.
Two desperate assaults were mrde
on the station-house, and leading bus?
iness and professional men urged the
crowd on. Four of the leaders of the
first assault were arrested, but were
r?-!ea?.td by tbe Mayor of the city after
tiie lynching, in obedience to the
clamor of the throng.
The cok-red man's alleged offense
wrns carnal knowledge of little Annie
Lacey, the nine-year-old daughter of
Mr. Tobe Lacey, who resides on Brom
ilaw Point. About sixteen years ago
Mr. Lacey took McCoy to raise, and
since that lime he han been looked up-,
on by the family as a good servant.
THC CHILDREN AND THS SERVANT, j
When Mr. Lacey took his wife into
the country he would lea\e his three
lil tie girls, who range from twelve to
six yea: s of agc, in McCoy's care.'
Several weeks ago, Annie, his second >
daughter, complained of feeling badly,'
and tbe father consulted a physician,!
who prescribed for her without seeing '
her. She continued to grow worse,
and her case became more puzzling
Finally shs was taken to Dr. O'Brien
yesterday, which led to the discovery
of the assault.
He closely questioned his little
daughter about the affair. Hie was
retie* nt, and reluctantly told the story
of the conduct. She said ii wan six
months or more ago when the colored '
youth first attempted to assault her, *
and a few weeks after he succeeded,
after following her to a stable.
AT AN OLD KILN.
The last assault was made aboul two
weeks ago The children were all
playing in a Held when McC? y took
Annie into an old kiln, and ber two
little sisters saw them. She was also
threatened by McCoy into silence.
Annie has since told her father all the
circumstances of the affair.
Mr. Lacey sought Lieutenant Smith,
to whem he told the story. The Lieu?
tenant immediately arrested McCoy,
and locked him up at the station
house. A Utile later he was visited by
the Lieutenant and Mr. John Strider,
to whom he made a full statement.
The police attempted to keep the
story quiet. Mr. Lacey did not report
it until 6:45 last evening.
ANXIOUS TO HANO HIM.
The few who heard of the outrage '
expressed themselves as willing to
place a rope around the youth's neck ;
and hang him to a lamp-post, and
friends of the father had hard work to
keep him from going to the station
house and killing tbe Negro in his i
Small crowds congregated in various ,
parts of the town urging immediate j
action Then came a message from
the mother of the girl that the little
one was dying. This setthd it.
SURROUNDED THI STATION-HOUSE.
A little after ll o'clock a mob of 150
men surrounded the station-house,
i' They were met by Lieutenant Smith,
I : Officers Wilkinson, Lyles, Davis, Atch
mson and Knight. The Lieutenant
. made a speech, saying he would protect
.; the prisoner with his life. The mob
. j proceeded at once to business and de
! molished the door with a piece of scant?
The officers drew their revolvers and
began firing into the air. Lieutentant
Smith picked up a double-barrel shot?
gun and fired it, but no one was hurt.
Four of the crowd, Frank Spink, Fet
dinmid Knight, James W. Frank, and
Charley Armour, were fore d into the
station-house, and were arrested. For
a time the angry crowd was repulsed.
^ j Butonly for a time. They retired,
; i but at 12 o'clock a mob of 300 people
> j had gathered. They surrounded the
station house. By 1 o'clock the r.um
.' ber had swelled to 500. Many of the
t I loading citizens of the town were
i among the erowd, some of them sid
, ing with tbe officers, and attempting
. to claim the crowd.
URGED TO MURDER.
Most of them, however, urged the
r mob on. W.th a heavy piece of timber
e sixteen feet long they broke down the
h two front doors of the station-house.
s They were met by the same squad of
jj officers, commanded by Ohiel of Po
, lice Webster, who had been called
from his house. There was a fight.
* but the men reached the cell door.
They were driven back, but rallied.
They went at it again, and broke the
'" latch of the cell door with an axe.
k- MIS AWFUL PREDICAMENT.
h McCoy was cringing in one corner ol
n the cell, almost tied in a knot. The
,e mob did not see him. They thought
o they had got into the wrong cell. Th*y
il looked again and found him.
iy They dragged him out of the station
:y house, np Fairfax street to Cameron,
>y down Cameron to Lee, where they
r- quickly put a rope around his neck
a.1 it took but a sesot d to jerk him ofl
in h's ft et. The crowd broke into a
ie great che* r as the colored man wai
>n seri) dangling in the air "There will
al be no more outrages on white women
1t- in thi-* town," they yelled. ''Let it b?
ll a warning for the future."
ly The youth was not given opportunh
ty to asy anything. The crowd wai
>y t to impatient.
RELEASKD THE MURDERERS.
c- Aft<>r ho was dead and the crowe
s, had dispersed somewhat, friends of th?
J. four men arrested, went to the May
id or's office and a*k-d for their release
The Mayor promptly released them
id The station-house is almost a wreck
? The front Voors are broken down
Coroner Purvis wai notified, and h<
sill probably hold an inquest early
The sentiment among the citizens is,
tf'th the or wd 1 he probability is i o
k$*bM wi 1 ba taken, ard the matter'
titi be allowed to d: op
THAT CALL. FOB THE MILITARY.
During the lr st attaok on the sta
iion a call for military was sounded on
he tire bella, the officers hoping that
:he Alexandria L'ght Infantry would
respotsi. Most of the members, how
aver, were in the crowd about the sta.
tollhouse. Officer Atkinson was the
>nly man injured in the attack, lie of?
fered a stubborn resistance to the ad?
vancing crowd, but wss choked into
in?,c:iv ty Not a single one of the
many shots fired tonk effect.
Leading business men t.rged theoffl
J? ta not io aim in tbe direction of thc
irowd. arguing that these lives were
a?' re valuable than that of the wretch
n the cell During the excitement
mother I ri'oner named Moses Tom
fort, almost d:ed of fright, thinking
hut he would be mistaken for McCoy,
whom he c'osely resembled. The ofti
:eis also feared this.
NO ACTION TO BE TAK.BN.
Alkxandria, Va , April 23.?There
probably will be no official action fol?
lowing ihe. \) nching here last night of
Joseph McCoy the colored youtL. who
assaulted the little daughter of Tobe
Lacey. The citizens who were arrest?
ed during the assault on the jail were
promptly r^lea'ed and public ap'iiion
is not likely to countenance any furth?
er prosecution, the incident being r?
gaded in Alexandria as closed.
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THE GOVERNOR IS WORRIED.
He Thinks the Lynching Was a Moat
The Oovernnr is greatly perturbed
over the lynching in Alexandria, and
when seen by a Dispatch man last
night expressed himself in vigorous
tertrt concerning the lawlessness lb
. d a letter yesterday meroin?
from Judee Norton, of the I riminsl
Court in Alexandria, but the contents
or nature of this epistle he was unwill?
ing to Riva cut, au he regarded the
comniunical ion as rather in the na?
ture of a private one. He declined,
tPO, to say whether or not he BSjrpoeai
taking any action lo an investigation
of ihn failure of the military to re
spond to the alarm sounded for them.
In the course of conversation, the
Governor said : "It was a most awful
affair, and I can't imagine how iteou'd
have been carried through. If I had
been asked before it occurred if such
a thing were possible in Alexandria, I
shou'd have replied with a mott em?
phatic'No ' I can't h?-lp it, though ; if
tt.- Mayor of Alexandria allows the
law to ne thus ignoied and set at
taught, 1 can't prevent it. The trou
bi-does not lie so much in the fstt
that the brute Negro was hanged, but
in the fact that the law of the State
was trampled under foot and over
ridden. There was no excuse nor rca
sen for it. and the whole affair is a
great r tl?etion on the law of this
Btate. lt will go forth to the world
that tbe people of Alexandria-do not
believe that justice can be secured in
The general impression is that tbe
Governor can do nothing in this mat?
ter. The telegrams received by the
Governor and Adjutant-General, and
already published, show that while an
alarm wt* sounded for the military,
there was no call made upon them for
service1. - Richmond Dispatch, April
North Side Notes.
The last Sunday in April was ex?
ceedingly warm and some of the la?
dies carried fans to keep the breeze in
At Mount Carmel Baptist Church at
t:30 o'clock Sunday Schcol was large?
ly attended by the female sex, it being
a noticeable fact that the young men
were conspicuous by their absence.The
subject of last Sunday's lesson was
"Peter delivered from Prison."
At ll :30 a m. the pastor preached a
most soul sterring sermon from ''Isiah
85th chapter, 10th verse. "The Ran?
somed of the Lord shall return ai d
come to Zion, etc," The Reverend
was truly eloquent during his dis?
course There were many happy coun?
tenances beaming w ith smiles of joy.
A t 3:30 p m the Sunday School met
in h?r monthly review of the 2nd Sun?
day's lesson, subject "Cornelius ?on?
verted." The service was largely at?
tended Prayer was offered by deacon
George Washington of 1st Baptist
Church after which Mr. CC. Williams
rendered a solo which was well re?
ceived He was accompanied by Mr.
White, after which the lesson was
taught by Rev. White himself. During
the discussion many spicy bits of ar?
gument was interjected which made
the proceedings both interesting and
instructive. Borne of the moat promi
ent among the sisitors were Professor
W. \i Trent who render that most
beautiful piece of music, "He is jut
the same to-day " His expression wat
grand and some of the old sitters began
to move their heads. Mr. balker also
of the 3rd Street Methodist Church
rendered apathetic solo entitled, "Toe
late, ye cannot enter now," which wai
felt all over the house. Mr. Williams
again delighted the congregation with
another solo which was grand. Pro?
fessor Trent was accompanied by Mist
Rosa L . James of the Ebenezer Sun?
As these meetings are a special fea^
ture over here the public is alwayi
At 8:30 revival meeting. We ari
glad to see so m.ny sinners turning
out and the. number at the anxious sea
is on the increase every night. Rev
Brice was over to help us last wee I
and it is hoped he will soon corni
Mr. Charles Washington and Jobi
Butler went to New York City to thi
unveiling of the Grant Monument witl
the Battalion and band of which the;
Mr. Lucian Taylor of Hanover wa
also with us last Sunday.
How's This !
We offer One Hu nd ced Dollars Re
wai el for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney A Company,
Proprietors, Toledo, 0
We, the undersigned, have knowi
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, am
believe him perfectly honorable in a]
business transactions and financial!
able to carry out any obligation mad
by their firm.
West A Tbuax, Wholesale Druggist!
Wai.dino, Kinnan A Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists,Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the bloo
and mucous surfaces of the system
75c. per bottle. Sold by al
Druggists. Testimonials free.
REY. BROWNE'S SOIT
HE IS WRATHY AND DE?
Imagines Enem'es Every?
TEN THOUSAND DOL?
LA HS AND IRE
The Minutes of the Ord*r
lo Fe in Court.
A SPICY MEETING.
Abused Everything and Every
body, But the "Faithful."
ME- GER8T DEOUIES TO TALK.
There Will be Many Surprises for the
Grand Worthy if aster
The declaration in the suit of Mr.
Vf. E. Qerst against Rev. W. W.
Browne has been flledfn the Law and
Equity Court. The plaintiff places his
damages at ($10,000) ten thousand
dol'ars and through his counsel Mes-rt.
W. K Meredith and Hill Carttr hss
entered his plea.
Kev. Brc.wne has retained Messrs
H. M. Smith, Jr., and Giles B. Jackson
as coui sel. He published a lengthy
statement of his side of the case and
although all of the facts set forth in
ihe I'la kit of recent dote were known
immediately after the adjournment of
the Grand Fountain in September last
and the notic* of the suit was publish?
ed ie all of the daily napers and circu?
lated by ihe associated press of the
world before the Planet had publish?
ed a word, he seemed to think it a
pre at c Meuse for the Planet to make
a bare statement of facts, unattended
by any expression of opinion.
HKOTHKB BBOWNfc'S PUBLICATION.
The publication made by Kev.
Prow ne ia a most ludicrous production
and bsa caused amusement among
tboaa who know him best and amaze?
ment among those who had given bim
credit for better judgement
His knowledge of civil suits is well
shown when ba answered the summons
in a civil transaction without having
emp'oyed counsel, and expecting as he
allege* to meet the charge then and
tv ere was 'nothing in it," and st night
no doubt, tucked the counterpane
snugly under his chin and imagined
thal ii was all an April Fool joke, that
Mr. Gerst had become frightened a .d
had retreated before 'agun had been
li red "
TUB CLXBK's INSTRUCTIONS.
And this view too waa manifestly
taken in the face of the declaration by
the clerk that after a notice of a suit
had been tiled, thirty days was allow?
ed in which to file ihe declaration of
acts upe n which the suit is based.
But it seems that the Planbt's an?
ne utu-ement in its news columns did
him more hurt than the Dispatch,
Times, State, Evening Leader and the
Associated Prefs, all of which made
statements similar to those contained
in the Planet before a word appeared
in the columns of that journal.
R? v. Browne says that he was ad?
vised by "some lawyers to keep quiet "
This advice he has disregarded. What
was the advice of the brilliant H M.
Smith, Jr., alongside of his own? What
was the opinion of the cautious Giles
B. Jackson worth when pitted against
that of the Grand Worthy Master?
ATTACKS THI PLANET'S BOITOB.
Bot he hastened to connect Editor
Mitchell with the suit, when as a mat?
ter of fact this individual did not aid,
abet or encourage either directly or
indirectly such a proceedings. It is
known of all men that he fights openly
and above board. The other method
of warfare he has left to his enemies?
Kev. Browne for example.
The Elder says that the Committee
on Real Estate never made any report
because it was recommitted. Mow
could a report which had never been
made toa body be recommitted? Does
not the verj fact that it was recom?
mitted prove that it had been made?
But tbe minutes say that the report
was made, and thst report exonerated
Mr. Gerst It was recommitted and
the minutes do not show where that
committee has made any other than
its first report which stated that M.
E (ierst was not $47 60 short as alleg?
THB QBAUD FOUNTAIN NOT A PABTY.
Morever, the Grand Fountain has
not said by its action thst he was a de?
faulter as Mr. Browne has broadly
This being a fact, then Rev. Browne
and not the Grand Fountain is respon?
sible for the allegation that he was
short in his accounts $47 80.
But the evident intention of the
Grand Worthy Master is not to win the
suit, as much as it is to have the True
Reformers bear the expense of it. lie
is endeavoring as he plainly puts it to
save his ($10,000) ten thousand dollars.
THAT BBIOAY NIOBT MEETING.
Rev. Browne called a meeting of
the delegates who were in the last
Grand Fountain. It was held at the
True Reformers' Hall Friday night,
23rd inst , 1897.
Rev. Browne read the article which
he had given to tbe public, and also
the declaration as filed by Mr. M. E.
Gerst. He was severe in the denuncia?
tion of Mr. Gerst. He criticized the
Planet and declared Editor Mitchell
his old-time enemy. He said that the
case was against the Grand Fountain
and not against him. Only those who
were in his favor were allowed to pro?
ceed. He was in a terrible mood and
stalked up and down the rostrum like
a wild man.
WANTBD TO BB BNDOB8BO.
He wanted those present to say that
everything in Mr. Herat's declaration
was untrue. Captain R. A. Paul re?
fused to agree to this and he was vir?
tually howled down. The Captain
while sympathizing with Rev Browne
and being in favor of the Order thoughl
the courae pursued too radical. He
was told to get out, and amidst cries oi
"Let him go I" he retired towards thc
door, but subsequently returned and
took a part in the proceed ings.
LAWTBB JACKSON'S PLBU.
Mr. Giles B. Jackson said that thc
erase was of the most flimsy character
and amounted to nothing. He bad
been retained as counsel. What was
wanted were witnesses who would sup
p rt their side of tl e contention and
*tate the facts. A stop shou'd be put
to these suits as no order could stand
them for* ver.
He was outspoken in his defence of
the True Reformers and paraded him?
self in a manner highly satisfactory to
Brother Browne and his advisers.
CONOmiSBD HIS BDITOB.
Rev Browne was severe on Hon.
fohn II Smyth, Ex-Minister to Libe?
ria, lie declared that his conduct in
writing the article, "Honor to Whom
Honor is Due," which complimented
fohn Mitchell, Jr , was highly repre?
hensible. He was bitter in his denun
?iatiois He said that Mr. Smyth had
left without notice- It was a late hour
abeu the meeting adjourned,and seem
^d to be a literal demonstration of the
adage."Whom the gods would destroy,
they first make mad."
All the parties concerned are full
Di dged memb rs of the Order. There
is tv Ik of another suit which will no
loubt carry with it aa much damages
ss that contained in Mr. Herat's plea.
An Important Teat of Quality
The quality of a newspaper, like that
of an individual, is best determined by
its bearing under circumstance that
try its capacity. The gathering of tbe
news of the Gra?co Turkish war is a
case in point. As soon an it beoame
reasonably certain that there would be
lighting 'The Philadelphia Prei s" sent
staff correspondents to the capitals of
the countries involved In conse?
quence "Tbe Press" hss bad every day
prompt, complete and accurate infor?
mation of every move on each side of
the conflict No other Philadelphia
paper has had this service and only a
few others in the country have gone to
the same trouble and expense. It is
gratifying to note this new evidence
that "The Philadelphia Press" neglects
no opportunity to strengthen its posi*
lion as Pennsylvania greatest newspa?
? ^ m rn
Young Men's Christian Association
We were pleased to know that there
was quite an interest manifeated in
the Bible class last Saturday, and Rev.
D W. Davis was equal to the hour.
All are invited to this claas.
Meetings were held in all of the de?
partments of the jail last Sunday at ll
a m. This committee is working hard
to reach those who feel that they must
keep the downward way.
General Secreter? 8. C. Burrell ad?
dressed the boys last Sunday ; subject,
"Why do some boys fail "
Truth is just what we need. Law?
yer Jno M. Burrell gave it to them last
Sunday in its fullness A few more
such addresses will produce great re?
sults The music rendered by Misses
Margarette Tinaley, and Jftemoria D.
Jones, also Mr 0, W. Moon was great?
ly appreciated by all. We are very
grateful to them for their kindness.
Explanation on the Sunday-school
leeson to-day at 5 p m by Rev. D. W.
At liam Sunday meeting in the
Special address to the boys Sunday
at 4 p aa.
The meeting for men will be at the
Young Men's Christian Association
rooms Sunday at 5:30 p m. A special
address will be delivered to the men
by Mr. Thomas H. Wyatt; subject,
"Union." Music under the direction
of Director C. C. Williams. Free to
all men. Come!
The Ladies' Auxiliary meets the
rooms Monday 5 p m. All members
are requested to be present.
Dr. Binga's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary.
Dr. Binga and his church will cele?
brate his 25th Anniversary, May 2nd
ai.d 9th. Rev. Evans Payne, withins
choir, will preach at ll o'clock. Rev.
Binga at 3 p. m., and Rev. W. F. Gra?
ham will preach at 8 o'clock. His
choir will conduct the singing.
May 9th. At ll o'clock, Rev. H.
Powell, with his choir will have charge
of the services. 8pm Rev. D. Web?
ster Davis and at 8, Rev. Brown.
Dr Binga desires to see how many of
the hundreds he has baptised can be
counted on that occasion. All friends
are invited with their pocketbooks.
IBOM WHITE 8ULPHTJB.
Whitb Sulphub Spbinos, W. Va .
April 10, 1897.
Rev. L. Pettigrew filled the pulpit
Sunday ard preached an interesting
Mr. Eel ward Carter has returned
from a business trip to Hinton. West
Mrs M . A. Wiley is on the sick list,
also Rev. W. Gilmer. We wish them
a speedy recovery.
Professor James P. D. Gardner has
been admitted to the bar to practice
law He is the first colored man to be
admitted to the bar in Greenbrier Co
We wish Professor Gardner great suc?
cess as he is an intelligent and shrewd
Miss Eliza H. Wiley is tesching a se?
lect school. She is a well accomplish?
ed teacher and will spare no pains to
make her school a success.
Miss Sarah Parson is visiting her
brother,Mr. Charles Parson. We wish
her a pleasant stay in our town.
as a a?
COLORED PEOPLE FLED.
AU Driven from Davis, I. T. by a Mot
Abomobe, LT., April 26?*s a re?
sult of the warning given to all the col
ored people in the town of Davis las:
week by a mob of masked white men
not a colored man remains in the
The Federal Grand Jury, which wa<
called together by Judge Kilgore, ti
investigate the outrages, ex asa i ned i
small army of witnesses, but reported
that it had been impossible to identifj
any of the raiders. When it became
known that no indictments had beer
returned the colored people hastily
quit the town. The murder of a whit*
man by a colored one was the prelimi
nary cause of the trouble at Davis.
-s I ?
I want to call the attention of m]
many friends and tbe public in gener
al to the'fact that I have changed mj
business and closed out my stock o
whiskey, wines, etc., and have openec
up a newsstand with an extensive stool
of fish, oysters, game, produce, etc.
My friends and the public are invit?
ed to call and give me their patronage
Good accommodation and quick de
livery. Don't forget the place 822 N
6th street, between Broad and Mar
shall streets. New 'phone, 1189.
Your patronage ia solicited.
Sending Troops to New
OITIL 8EBVI0E TO BE MODIFIED.
A Popular Seltotion
(From Our Regular Correspondent.)
Washington, April 26, 1897.
Washington isn't dedicating the
Grant Monument, but it is sending
over to New York some of the most
prominent persons who will tare part
in or view the dedicatory ceremonies.
President McKinley and his cabinet,
the diplomatic corps, the Supreme
Court, Mrs. Gre nt and members of the
Grant family, and a delegation of
prominent Army and Navy officers and r
their families went on one apeeiaj.
trsin today. The Senate and House
Committees, which go as the official
representatives of the legislative ?
brsnch of the Government went on *
regular trains and to suit individual
convenience, but the members will
meet and remain together daring the 1
Many other Senators and Represen?
ted rea have also gone, as it waa agreed
beforehand thst no business whatever
shou'd be transacted at the meetings
of the 1 loose and Senate to-day, and
those to be held on Thursday, they
being held merely to oomply with the
constitutional requirement as to the
length of time that either branch of
Congress may adjourn without the
adoption of a concurrent resolution.
It is expected that President McKin?
ley will shtrtly modify the civil ser?
vice rules. He has had an ex?
tended conference with the Civil Ser?
vice Commission. Secretary WiUon
stated before the Senate tub-commit?
tee, which is inrrgtigating the work?
ings of the civil service law and rules,
that the present rules hampered bim
in selecting efficient scientific subordi?
nates, and in a wiiuen communica?
tion, Secretary Gage expressed the
opinion that a modification of the
rules would be beneficial to his de?
WANTS TBS LAW BEPBALB0
Representative Dorr of West Virgin?
ia, has introduced a bill for the out?
right repeal of the civil service laws,
and he declares bis intention to do ev?
erything he possibly eau to get the bill
Nothing could better illustrate Pres?
ident McKinley's idea of the relation*
that shou'd exist between the Federal
administration and the pubic than the
official announcement of the selection
of Judge William R. Day, of Canton.
Ohio, to be First Assistant Secretary
of State, and Ex-Representative Bel?
lamy Storer, of Ohio, to be United
States minister to Belgium, three days
before their nominations were sent to
the State. President McKinley be
iieves that aa so >n as anything has
been determined upon, the people
have a right to be informed of it and
act accord inply.
SECRETARY WIL60N PLEASED.
Secretary Wilson is much pleased
with the reception of his effort to in?
crease the culture of sugar beets in
those sections of the country where the
climate and soil seems to indicate suc?
cess with this crop So great has been
the demand for tbe seeds that the large
supply contracted for by Secretary
Wilson when he first took charge of
the Agricultural department has been
A OONORBSSaf AS DBAD.
The death of Representative Milli?
ken recalls the fact that no member of
the Maine Congressional delegation
died in office before Mr. Milliken,
since 1838, when Representative Jona?
than P. Ci ley, of Maine, was shot dead
by Representative Graves of Kentucky
with whom he fought a duel
Senator Allison who is a member of
the sub-committee engaged in going
over the Dingley bill before it is re?
ported to the full Finance Committee
by the way, this sub-committee is not
taking any holiday either night or day
this week?gave a caller a good idea of
the manner in which the work of re?
vision is being done, when he said:
"Here is a letter from a manufacturer
of blacking. How many ingredients
do you suppose there are that enter in
to its manufacture? Well, more than
a dozen. Some of these ingredients
have been transferred from the free to
the dutiable list. Seme have had the
rates increased and some decreased.
Each article has a direct bearing on
this man's business.
SOMETHING ABOUT BLACKING.
He writes us that blacking is sold in
packages of a certain si se, which can?
not well be varied ; also that most of
the blacking is imported from France,
and that the industry in this country
ia in its infancy, but is making fair
progress. If we retain the House
rates on certain ingredients he men?
tions, he asks that we also make a
small increase on blacking and sug?
gests that it will be easier to do this
than to change the rates on the dozen
articles which enter into his product.
His r< quest does not seem unreasona?
ble, does it, if the facta are as he
atates ? Well, we have looked into in?
gredients mentioned and their bear?
ing on bia product, and find his state?
ment correct. That is the way we are
doing our work on the tariff bill, a. tl I
think it is better than to do this man
an injuatice and possibly give his busi?
ness to the French manufacturers."
The sub-committee expect to com?
plete its work on the bill this week,
and it is hoped that the bill can be re?
ported to the Senate next week.
The Grand Lodge of Virginia will
convene on the 2nd Tuesday in May at
Eureka Division, number 1, and
Planet Division, number 8, are making
strenuous efforts to attend and parti?
cipate in the parade,
Blooming Lily Division is making an
effort to be uniformed in time to at?
tend the Grand Lodge.
Very little is heard of Peerless Di?
vision, but from last reports they will
be ready to go to Columbus in August
to attend the Supreme Lodge.
Excelsior Court held an interesting
neetirg last Monday evening. Quite
i large number was present.
Sylvia Tourt hts without an excep
ion had quite a large amount of sick
lues to pay, more than any other
}ourt in the city.
Mrs. Mary P. Crump and Mrs. Ellen
ackson of Sylvia Court are sick.
Planet Lodge meets Monday night
ind as this is the only meeting before
he Grand L dge meets the members
ire especially requeated to be present
>s much business of importance must
Planet Division will hare a special
neeting Vonday night. Sir Knights
re requested to be present as an im?
portant matter of interest to them will
Richmond Lodge will meet Monday
tight. Members are requested to turn
On laat Monday night Virginia and
iamson Lodges held interesting and
veil attended meetings.
Blooming Lily Lodge held an excel
ent meeting Tuesday night at their
ia.ll on P St.
We are glad to mention the fact
hat a large number of yoong men
lave seen the good done by the order
ind are knocking st its eloora for ad
nission. The older men should profit
>y their good example.
Grand Chancellor John Mitchell, Jr.,
vent to Danville Tuesday and institut
*I a Court of Calanthe.
The Pythians of this city and state
ire very jubilant over the success of
he order, also the promptness with
rhich its sick and death claims are
Sir Knight William A. Jackson of
Manet Lodge, number 23, ia on the
The Sir Knights of Manchester are
in a boom and progressing nicely.
Sir foiignt W. H Stokes, who has
ieen indisposed is out again.
ODD FELLOW MOTES
Tne 5f th Anniversary of the Grand
United Order of Odd Fellows will take
place the firat Sunday in May at the
rizal Baptiat Church, Manchester.
They will also have a parade, and an?
nual sermon preached by Rev. A.
Binga, Jr . I) D., in the First Baptist
Church at 8 p m.
The Odd Fellows of Richmond will
assemble st Price's hall 3d street at 1
u'elock Sunday, May 2nd. All Odd
Fellows coming in lodge form will re?
port to Lieut. C. W. Young, chief mar?
shal, upin reaching the hall. All
Odd Fellows not in lodge form will
fall promptly into line.
Line of march:?From Hall on 8rd
street to Broad thence to 9th, dow o
9th to Free Bridge, thence to 7th,
thence to Hull, thence to 13th, thence
to Decatur, thence the Church. Lieut.
C. W Young, chief marshal. Aids,
Past Grand Master W. H. Hamilton,
Paat Noble Father Ctesar Bradley,
Most Venerable Patriach R. Beecher
Taylor, chairman ; Most Venerable Pa?
triarch Morton Deane, secretary.
Invincible Lodge, number 2674, held
an interesting lecture at their regular
place of meeting, 206 west Broad St.,
on Tuesday night. Quite a large num?
ber was present and the members were
instructed to meet at tbe Fishermen'!
hall Sunday at 1 o'clock p. m., from
which point they will march in a body.
Every Odd Fellow should make it s
point to take a part in the Thanksgiv?
ing exercises and make an excelleni
showing for the order, regardless of a
few seeming dissatisfactions
The progress made by Friendship
Lodge since ita organization ia deaerv
ing of high compliments. Most Vener?
able Patriarch Morton Deane was thc
Richmond Lodge, number 1440, hal
an excellent membership and is in i
good financial condition.
Lone Star Lodge, number 1340, is thi
oldest in the city and har connectee
with it some of the most infiuentia
Henrico Lodge, number 1990. boast
of its large nun-.ber of young men.
A new Household of Ruth will be or
jganized in the near future.
The minutes of the lastB. M. C. ar
Sick list of Mount Erin Lodge, nam
ber 1828: S. Watkins, State street
R. Henderson, State street: John ?
Brown, Williamsburg avenue.
Fulton Household of Ruth convene
last Tuesday. The officers and mem
bera were very prompt. The MN I
conducted the meeting so well that a
exclaimed, "what a nice meeting w
Number 1828 will convene nea
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. All th
members must be present T. Cami
bell, Noble Grand
Notioe t<> All.
On and after the 1st of Februar
Mrs. Anna Cooke, the wife of Re\
Elisha Cooke, opened the new Board
ing House, No. 118 Mayo Street
Board*.s accommodated; rooms an
lodging by the day or by the week.
Guaranteed satisfaction. Near Frank
lin Street, Richmond Va. Don't foi
get Anna Cooke'
Have you paid your subscript!or
H ave you fulfilled your promises \
ti a fOBaatot?
Sunday in Our Churches.
SOLDIER BOYS AT NEW
Commencement Exercises of
tbe Theological Seminary.
THE EXAMIIATI0H8 OF PUBLIC
fievival Meetings Become Interesting
?Marriages Humorous? Hints on
Etiquette?Hews from the Ward.
Last Sunday was another one of
those summer days, and it was appre?
ciated by the young and the old,the
rich and the poor, the black and the
white; in fact by all. Thus, you see
the forenoon services of our churches
were largely attended, while the af?
ternoon was sj mt in strolling.
At the First Baptist Church, the
baccalaureate sermon of the Rich?
mond Theological Seminary was
preached before a large audience oa
last Sunday morning.
Rev. Graham preached to hil con?
gregation on the "Unpardonable Sin."
It was a thorough discourse and mada
many feel glad that they had turned
out to the House of the Lord.
At the Moore Street Church, Rev.
R. O Johnson delivered an excellent
discourse en "Justification," and clear?
ly showed that man could de nothing
of himself which would justify kim
with God At 8:80 o'clock, he admin?
istered the Lord's Supper to a large
Regular aervices were conducted at
the other churches.
As early as last Saturday evening,
the soldier boys had begun to prepare
for their trip to Nsw York. They could
be seen in their uniform marching the
atreets. At about 8:80, the lat and
2nd Battaliona, headed by the lat Bat?
talion Band wended their way to the
Chesapeake and Ohio Depot. At 10
o'clock some of them bade wife and
lover "goodbye" aa the train left for
New York. While there they made
a record for Old Virginia in the parade
and especially so in the Band Concert
on Wednesday night. Now, they have
On last Thursday night, the Com?
mencement exercises of ths Richmond
Theological Seminary was held as tbs
First Baptist Church. Quite an inter?
esting programme waa rendered.
The examination of our schoolteach?
er* took place at the Navy Hill and
baker Schools on last Saturday morn?
ing Notwithstanding they had un?
dergone hard study prior to the exam?
ination, many of them went ta the
test with trembling hearts and hands.
But we are glad to note that the exam?
ination was easy and all are satisfied.
The revival meetings seem to be
getting interesting. Crowds are flock?
ing niehtly to them.
On last Thursday night Miss Lucy
Miller waa married to Mr. Emmett
Fields in the mid>t of a hoat frienda at
her residence on St. John St. May
peace and prosperity be with them.
Quite a number of other marriages
were among na, while we were also
represented in New York.
The girls were looking grand on laat
Sunday, aa they were strolling from
one end of the Ward to the other. It
waa thought that they looked better
than on the previous Sunday. Right.
We learn that she accepted ice-cream
on her first stroll with him. Waa that
A few hints on etiquette:
Young men should not walk with
yosing ladies smoking or chewing to?
Young ladies should not walk the
streets chewing chewing gum.
Young men should not assume so
much authority over so many girls.
Young ladies shou'd not stand in
the street more than five minutes talk?
ing to young men.
These are a few often violated.
Our section is fast eoming to the
front. We have race enterprises of
Mrs Maria Rodgers of Ocean City,
New Jersev is in the city visiting
friends and relatives.
We learn that some of the young
men of thia section have formed a bi?
cycle club with military maR oeuvres.
THE F1R8T TO PA88
A Colored Female Doctor Wins Honors.
At a recent examination held by the
Louiaiana Board of Medical Examin?
ers on behalf of the State Medical So?
ciety, a colored lady, Dr. Emma Wake?
field, was ene of the successful stud?
ents, tthe not only passed her exam?
ination, but passed with honors. She
is the first colored female to be lic?
ensed to practice medicine in Louis?
Another Court Instituted.
Deputy Supreme Worthy Councelior
John Mitchell, Jr., instituted a Court
of Calanthe Tuesday night, April 27th,
at Danville, Va. It waa 12 o'clock
when he completed the task, being as?
sisted by Deputy Grand Chancellor W,
A Millner and Sirs R. L Motley and
L. W. Holbrook.
All were well pleased and the 29
ladies were outspoken in their praiae
of the work. The fellowing officers
selected: W. A. Millner, Vf. C ; Mrs.
Nancy Swann, W. R of A. Mrs. Annie
B Claiborne, W. R. of D.; Mrs Hen?
rietta Morton, W. Ix.; Mrs Mary hor?
ton, W. I. s Mra. Janie Holbrook, Sr.
D. ; Mra Priscilla Millner, Jr. D. ;
Mra. Pattie^Stokes, W 0. ; Mrs. Maria
Jones, WE; Mra. Mattie Garland, W.
Conductreaa; Mrs. Anna Mitchell, W.
Assistant Conductor. Sir R L. Motley,
W. P ; Mra. Pauline Woolridge, W. H.;
Mrs. 0. A. Wocdy, W. R. cf D.
The new organization will be known
as Hermione Court and will meet the
1st and 8d Tuesday nights in each
month at 4 p. m The addition of Sirs
Millner, Holbrook and Motley made
it number 32 strong.
Refreshments were served and all
heartily enjoyed the repast.
Twenty Yean a Minister.
Rev. W. F Grsham will preach to?
morrow at ll :30 a rn his 20th Annivei
? aary sermon. Not many people know
? * Rev. Graham though not yet 40 years
old, has apent 20 years in the ministry.