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KICHMONl), VIlaGINIA, SATU11DAY, JANUAKY3L^ 7W3^5 RICHMOND ^T-KICEaFIVE 5 CENTS A TRIHTTI. On the 23rd of Docember, last, while ?preparations were being made to cele brate tho birth day of the Man of Gali lee, and the streets were filled with those who in the joyous spirit of the sea son were engaged in the search for some token of love to remind some loved one of .the day upon which Our Father gave us His onry begotton Son that ha might live, there pasaed from among us a man who was a friend to all who needed a a friend, a devotad brother and a hus band wiihout a poer. I refer to Lieutenant 'Henry' Clay Gilliam. I had known him for more than fifteen years, and in all that time whenever I needed a friend or advice, felt asBured that to him all of us could turn in the time of troubie and distreas and receive not only aid and cemfort but sympathy and consolation. Lient Henry Olay Gilliam was born in the state of North Oaxoiinia in 1851 and his life of a half a century was markod by an endeavor to live an upright, hon? est ehristian life, and to help others. He wae a member of several frateral sooie ties, being the flrst Master-at-arms of Richmond Lodge. Knights of Pvthias; Past Chancellor Obmrnanderof his lodge. a representative to tha Supreme Lodge held in Lynchburg in 1900. for ten years a member of the Uniforn Rank, in which he had held many important offlcers; a member of the Masouic fraternity, and throughout his life was a shining Ught in these orders. Also a first Lieuteu ant in State Guard, in which he served fifteen years. i . 1 v? Llcut. II < .t.illiain. Hc was a steward and trnstee af the Third St Methodist Episcopal Church, and those who knew him there speak only in the terms of the highest praise, and those who did not, knew from his frindness and thoughtluress for others that he was a true follower of the Son of God. His health for the last year had not been the best, and it seems that he must have had a premonition that his eud was near, for he put his papers iu order WTOte letters of fareweil to his' pastor, and wife's relatives on Monday, and showed his wife where to findjtheclo lies in which he desired to l>e buried. After having made arrangements for his departuro from this world. he quiet? ly awaited the end, fearing nothing and putting his trust in God, and ou Tues day, December 23rd, 1902. died as peace fully as a little child. 1 regret that I have not the power to put in words the worth of this mau who by his life point ed out the way to the better iand and whoby his countless acts of charity made life pleasanter and hap pier for others. He died in the full tri nmph of faith, and let us trust heard the words: "Well done, thy good and faithful servant." Respectfully, Col. Walkkr H. Johnson. "Two and Two Make Four." "Two and Two Make Four" by Re\ . D. Websrer Davis at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Tuesday, February 10th Prizes to the persons selling the highest number of tickets above 75. Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. pastor. If yoa wish a rare treat, go and hear the famous lecturer. Xorth Star Club. North Star Club for the Knights of Pythias. O. M. Steward, brganizer, will hold an important meeting at St. Jos eph's Hall, Sist street, between N & O streets, February 1st at 5 o'clock p. m Every member of the club is requested snd expected to be present to look after hisi entevest. as some weighty matters will l>e deeided at tho said meeting. I 8150 Kndowinent Paid. Pktersburo, Va , Jan. 26, 1903. This is to certify that I have received John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Chancellor oftheGvand Lodge of Virginia, One Hunlrod and Fifty Dollars in i>avment of the death claiin of Sir Plummer Mackhn of Auxiliary Lodge, No I K ofP., N. A..S. A..E..A., A. and A. Signed;?Jno. F. Maclin. Witnesses: James M. Wilkerson, John H. Hill, Thos. H. Brown, C. C . E. W. Wood, D. D. G. C. " -;The high class entertaiuers of New ^ ork scored a great sueeess at tho colored Y. M, C. A. in Petersburg Va Monday avening, January 15th. Robert Harrison with his talk ing dolls, was one of the main features Herman W. Jones and Albert C. Gall ington. Tho musical comedy, "20th" Century Burgiars" kept the audience in a continnons laughter. Mr. Harriecn as "Harnarlia" ranks amoug tho load in>r magiciaus of the present age. THE AMERICAN BENEFICIAL INSURANCE COMPANY IN FRONT. Dr. Graham is pushing thia great institu'.ion beyond the expectations of its most sanguine friends. Dr. Graham has in the past three weeks visited Alexandria, Washington, Staunton, Clifton Forge, Covington, Danvilie, Norfolk and Berkley. In all these places the president preached the Gos pel and at the conclnsion of the aervices told of his work. The people are join ing by the hundreds every where. More than Twenty Thousanda (20,000) members now belong to this great com? pany lt out strips all other companies of its kind. It pays out for aick and death claims nearly $4000.00 per month. It is the wonder of the age. The agents who represent this eom pmny are the politest you meet any where. The manager, Mr. B. H. Pey ton, A. M., is a young man of groat business tact and nush. He is a young man reared and e? n ated here in Rich? mond and every body known him to be an upright christiau gentlnman. The others officera assisting him deserve great praise. Thia company has made some enemies because it growa so r. pid ly and pays out ao much to its mem? bers. But the enemies had just as well quiet down. The American is here to stay. She has behind her stock bolders worth $600,000 00. (Five Hundred Thou? sand Dollars). This beats them all. And then she has 17000,00 (Seven Thousand Dollars) paid up capital stock. Who can beat this? Come out boys and show your colora. Have you over known Dr. Graham to fail in any undertaking? He is a suocess in every thinji; he tries, both church and business. Yoa had just as well let him alone. Tho huudr-Ms of converts he has baptiz ed, the great number of people in all the churches of Richmoni and other citios converted under his preaching, and the tens of thousands of people in the lnsur? anee world who have been helped by him, stand out as eternal witnesses to the worth of this man of God to his race. There are men and women in the liusineas world to day who never would have know n had they not been helped into public notice by Dr. Graham. This is also true in the ministry. You can not dov? n a leader like thip, God isou his side, the people are with him, and tho money is bohind him. Long live the American. Let the people join this great company. Has the pub? lic ever considered earefully who are the owuers of this companv? Here is the iist of Stock Holders exeept a few whose namos by request are held back. Deacon A. Humbles of Lynchburg alone is worth $l.~>0,000.00. Run over this list of names and see if you don't think it is the strongest company in the field. Here they nre: Thomas Archer, J. af. Auderson, R. W. Anderson, Car roll W. Anderson, W. H. Anderson, Alex. D. Allen.George L. Anderson, W. Grant Ammonds, Hannah Archer, Martha Anderson, Fernella Archer, Kdmonia Anderson, W. R. Ashburn] A. M., W. A. Broady, Nelson G. Booker ihomas Beverly, Powhatan Baker. Washington Braneh, Jno. H. Beard, J. Andrew Bowler, A. M., Roderick R. Beard, Jno. T. Brown, Lucy Booker, Samuel Braneh, Ella F. Bolling, Robt. H. Brightwell, Mary E. Brown, Ida B. Baker, Washington Braxton, Lucy Braxton. Walter Baker, Louisa Brown. Susie Brooks, Samuel P. Brown, R. T. Batts, Jas. H. Burke, Abraham Beverly] Mary N. Baker Bluut, Oalvery Bottley! Mary E. Brown, Samuel T. Bolling, F. L. Brvant, F. Bryson, J. O. Baker, George Braneh, Laura Berkley, Fred erick N Brown, Alex. Brooks, Leroy D. Brown, Jr., Susie E. Bryant, Callie D. Brown, David A. Brooks, Julia Beard, Josephine Baker, D. J. Brad ford, John D. Booker, Richard Beverly, Oolista J. Burrell, Mary Braxton, Robt. T. Brooks, Fannie Broaddns, Susie F Blaek well, S. C. Burrell, Bessie Brown, Joseph L. Bass, Edward T. Coleman, Lewis Cheatham, FlorenceE. Coleman, Jas. H. Chiles, Annie M. Coleman, Bet tie S. Carter, Richard Carter, Alex. Ohristian, Edward T. Coleman, Jr., Ida B Coleman, Walter A. Coleman, Annie O. Coieman, Henry Chiles, Louisa Cary Mary F. Cox, Etta Cooper, Thomas J.' Conway, Mary Conway, Jno. O. Cooke, Eliza Carter, Alex. Cheatham, Joseph A. Cheatham, Vanesque Cheatham Pollie F. Clarke, Mary Carter, Jas. H. Christian, D H Chamberlain, W R ColBna, Sallie Cabell, Amanda Christ? iau, Joshua Clarke, Annie A. Cooke Chas. O Crear, A. W. Daudridge, m! W. Davis, Frank Davis, Rev. D. Web ster Davis, William Davis, Joseph Davis, Spencer Dance, J. G. Davis, W F. Denny. Paul C. Easley, Mary Elam Sallie Epps, R. A. Evans, Blanche Evans, Emma Evans, Li/.zie Epps, Dab ney Ellett, Maurice E_ps, A. Elam, R. H. Fauntleroy, W. W. Fields, J. C. Farley, Jno. H. Fauntleroy, W. F. Fountain, Beverly Fauntleroy, Selena Froeman, Jno. Foxell, Eliza Farrar Mary Fauntloroy, Fannie D. Fox, J. j' Farrell, William H. Fauntleroy, Julia A. Fields, Alex. Forbes, W. F. Graham Josie A. Graham, Raleigh Graham' Lawyer Graham, Ottie B. Graham Eva L. Graham, Elizabeth H. Gray, J. R Griffin, Jr., Robert Grandisoui J P Graham J. M. Garant, Jno. H. Graham, Thomas Griffin, Jno. Graves, William C. Giveus, Rjev. A. A. Galvin, Rev. W ? /K*11* HolDrook Cnnningham, Annie K Glover, Jno. C. Green, V. L. Haw? kins. Daniel Henderson, Jenuie Haw? kins Mary E. Harris, Jno. R. Holmes, J. Thomas Hewm, Ella Hill, Edward B. Harris, Mary E. Haskin, Dr H L Harris, Matthew J. Harris, Jno ' W* Howard, William H. Harris, Robert A Harris, Jr , Elise Harris, H. J Haakina, Malvin Hill, Jno. W Hall Hall, George A. Harris, Jr.; Chas. H. Holmes, Rev. G. B. Howard, Chas H. Hamptou, Arthur Hayes, India Hew lett, H. E Horsley, Bell Hayes, W. F. Hall, Lizzie O. Howard. Dea. Adolphus Humbles, Pau! Ervin.Timothy Iversou. A. V. James. Eva Jonathan, Edward J. Johnson, George Jonathan, Hildred Judah, Ool. D. W. Johnson, Dr. Sarah 0-Jones, W. H. Johnson, Nannis C Johnson, Sarah F. Johnson, Peter H. Jones, W. H Jones, Bertha C. Jones, Andrew J. Johnson, Oliver. J. John? son, Julia V. Johnson, Melvinia Jack? son, John Jackson .William H. James, Edward Jones, Sallie Jonathan, Thorn aa P. Jeter, Alice Jones, Ma.Mia B. Jonathan, Regina V. Jonathan, J. C. Jackson, Warrick Kyles, FrankKersey, Chrihtopher H. Kemp, Jo-wph Ijoving, C. H. Lewis, Addie Lemus, Rosa E. Loving, Giles Lomaz, Jas. D. Love. Wm.;E Langhorne, AgnesMiles, V il! s B. Martin, John Moss, Jomimia Moss. John T. Mosby, Mary Mason, James T. Mosa, Clara Monroe, John Mitchell, Jr.; Robert W. Moss, Charles Mat thewB, Sarah Mitchell, John M. Mitch? ell. Jeanette Mitchell, William A. Ma? son, Raymoud S. Mosby, Danieletta Moore, Ha Ner?o Tabernacle, No. 4; E. R Mnrray. Alex McCov, W. H. Mos es, George Moorman, William A. Moore. N. Norman, A; V Norrell, Jno. B. Nelson, Jno. H Nelson, Sarah Neal, Mary E. Norrell, Mary Oliver, M. H. Payne Georgia Payne, Martha E. Price, Mollie Pulliam, A. W. Pul liam, O. D. Payne, Rev. Hollaud Pow ell. Mary E Page, Howard Page, Au ffustUB Philhps, B. H. Pevton, James B. Page, 0. H Phillips " George W. Powell, Junius A. Perkins, Jas. Page, Jr.; Clarence Page, Willie Pasre Pavd Pollard. Jr; Rebecca Powell, People's Relief Association, A D. Price, Julia Payne, Jno. G Porter, Walker H Quarles, Richard Randall. P. B. Ram sey. NannieT. Rowe, Alice B. Robin son, George A. Reader, Jane Reed, Chas. W. Robinson, 8. P, Robinson, W. A, Raudolph, Alice Robinsorj James Rhorer, Horace Robiusou, S. W. Rabb, R A. Reynolds, Mattio Reed, Frauk Reed. Edward C. Roman, George Roane, Robert Seay, Elizabeth Scott, Henry Stokes, M&niie Singleton, Jane M. Sheppard, J. H. Smith, M. MauolineSeay, Martha A. Seav, Thom? as Smith, Joseph Smith, T. E. SheU>, Harrison Smith. Ella Sheppardson, William B. Smith, Cora Sheppard.l Mary Smith, Ida F. Scott, Sallie Scott, Richard W Smiih, Lucy Spurlock, A. B. Smith, T. R Scott. Patrick H. Sar les, Lee Smith, Jas. E. Scott, Rev. A W. Shields, W. Tvi. Sprattley. R. L. Taylor, Annie V. Taylor, Edward Tay lor, Ida G. Thompson, Virginia A T:\ylor, Lillian V. Taylor, Martha J. Turner, J, E. Thompson, Joseph L. Taylor, Carver L. Taylor, Annie Tay? lor, Byrnard Tyrell, Fannie Vaughn. Jas. H. D. WiuKfield, M. O. Wallerl Thomas H. Wyatt, Jas. "West, George West, George Wilkerson, Emma Wing field, Isabella WiiKerson, John Will. iams, William Williams, Robert Win ston, Lucy White, Alice White, George Wilkerson, Jr.; Warrick Wermley. R'ardenia Willis, Jennie Wood, Georgie Williams, W. H. Watkins, Percy Wil son. Jno W. White, L. J. Wyche, Dan iel A. Williams, Louisa Weaver, Susan Williams, Lucy West, Thomas H. White, Madeline E Walton, Lewis Wingfield, Jas. T. White, Jno. Wilson, W J Washington, Jno. A. Walker. J. J. Woodson, Gustavius A. Watkins, Frank Wilkerson. VANDERVALL? Died in New York City Friday. January 23rd, at .i P. M. Dollie E. beloved wife ot J. Samuel Vandervall after a lingering illness of seven months. Fnneral services were held in New York City Sunday at 6 P. M. Intermcnts of the remains at Richmond Tuesday at 3 P. M., in the Mechanic Cemetary. The remaius were accompaniod to Richmond by h sr husband, mother, brother, Mi?? R^bec ca Scales, Mrs. Christiana Robinson and Mr. Stewart Brown. A Waraing. Winona, W. Va., Jan. 26th, 1903. Richmond Planet, Richmond, Va. Dear Sir:?I write to notify you that the New River District coal mines have been on a strike since the 7 th of last June for better conditions. The coal operators from here have agents in Virginia to get men to come here on transportatiou. They tell the men all sorts of stories to get them here and then put them under guard and make them work. Will you please notify the laborers in Virginia to stay away antil the strike is settled through the columns of your paper. We also have smallpox here and in no wise will the county take care of the non resident patients. Respectfully yours, C. J. Rumpus. BELSHAZZAR. Under the anspices of Amizonia or Banner Troop, No. 1, of the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. R, V. Peyton pastor and M*s. 0. H. A. Strothers, Lieutenant of Troop. The Richmond Musical and Dramatic Association will repeat at True Reforui ers Hall Monday night, Feb. 16, 1903, the beautiful Dramatic Cantata of Bel shazzar. Admission, 25 cents, Reserved seats, 35 cents. Tickets of admission can be purchased of the following committee of troop. Mrs. Maud James, Mrs. Kittie John? son, Miss Mary L. Archer, Miss Vir? ginia Preston, Mrs. C. H. A. Strother, Chairman. Mr. Rooscvelt's Toucuing Tribute to Martyred President. ATTENDED BANQUET AT CANTON The President'a Eulogy Ragarded by Mary aa the Most Beautiful and Heartfelt Tributa Ever Paid to Dla tinguiahed Dead. Canton, O., Jan. 28. ? President Roosevelt last night partlcipated ln a notable tribute to the mcmory of the late President McKinley. He was th? principal orator at a banquet given *??. der the ausplces of the Canton Re? publican League in commemoratlon of the birth-lay of McKinley. Surround ed by friends, nelghbors and business and political associales of the dead president, he pronounced a brilliant and eloquent eulogy on th* life and works of McKinley, an eulogy by many regarded as the most beautiful and heartfelt tribute ever paid to the mem ory of the distingulshed dead. The banquet was held ln the Grand Opera House. The interior of the buildlng was beautifully decorated with flags and fiowers, the floral decorations be? ing partlcularly elaborate. An orches tra of 25 pieces furnished the music. Among the 457 guests assembled about the boards were some of the most distingulshed mea in Jhe civil. public and political life of tbe coun? try. At the speakers table. besides President Roosevelt. were scated, among others, Judge William R. Day, who acted as toast master; Seeretary Root, Seeretary Cortelyou, General S. B. M. Young Generay Leonard Wood, General Luke E. Wrlght. vice overnor of the riiilippincs; Stirgeon Genoral Rixcy. Captain W. S. Cowles, the pres ident's naval aide. Among other things President Roosevelt said: Throushoui our hlalory, and. Indeod throughout hlstory generallv, lt has beeri Biven to only u very few thrko-favored men to take so marked a lead ln the crlses faced by the'r sever" grneratlons thot thercafter each stunds as the em bodlment of the trlumiihunt effort of his rpnoratlon. President McKinley waa one of those men. It was ajt-rec ?0 President MelKnloy to take tha fornmost place in our politlrul life at a time when our country was brought face to face with problems more momentous than any whose solutlon we have ever attempteed. aave only ln the revolution nnd !n the clvll war; and lt was under his leadership ihat the nation aoived these mighty problema arigbt Therefore. he shall stand in the eyes of hlstory not merely as the flrst man of his generation, but as among the greataet fig? ures ln our national life, coming second only to the men of the two great crlses ln which the union was founded and pre ?erved. No man could carry through success fully such a lask as President McKinley ?andertook, unless tr.alned by long years of effort for Its pvrformance. Knowledge of his fellow citlzens. ability to under? stand them. keen sympathy with even their innermost feellngs, and yet power to lead them, together with far-slghted sagaclty and resoluto bellef both ln the people and ln their fuiure? all these were needed ln the man who hvaded the aiareh Of our people during the eventful years from 1R96 to 1901. These were the quali tles possessed by McKinley and developed by him throughout his whole hlstory pre vlous to assumlng the presidency. As a lad he had the inestimable privllege of serving, flrst ln the ranks, and then as a commisstorii-d offlcer, ln the cre?t war for national unlon. rlghteousness and grandeur; he was one of those whom a klndly providence nermltted to take part ln a struggle which ennobled every man who fought thereln. He who, when little more than a bov. had seen the grlm stead fastedness which, after four years of fiant struggle. restored the union and reed the slave was not thereatter to be 4a.unt.ed by danger or frlghtened out of his bellef in the great destlny of our people. Some years after the war clesed McKin? ley came to congress and rose. during a ?uccession of terms, to leadership in his party in the ISWaar house. He also be came governor of his native state, Ohio. During this varied servlce he recelved practlcal trainlng of the kind most valu able to him when he became chltf execu tlve of the na^tlon. To the hlgh falth of his early years was added the capaclty to reul'.ZG his ldeals. to work with his fellowmen at the same time that he led them. President McKInley's rlse to greatness had in it nothing of the sudden, nothing of the unexpected or unseemingly accl dental. Throughout his long term of ser? vlce in congress there was a steady In? erease alike in his power of leadership and ln the rerogniiion of that power both by his associates in public ilfe and by the public itself. Kight years before he was nominated for president he was already considered a presldentlal posslblilty. Four years be? fore he was nominated only his own hlgh aanse of honor prevented his being made a formidable competltor of the chief upon whom the cholce of tho conventlon then actuallv f?u. Jn 1896 he was chosen be? cause the great mass of his party knew him and belleved him and regarded him as symbolliing their ideals, as represent Inc their aspiratinns. But even as a candldate, President Mc? Kinley was far more than tho candldate ef a party, and as president he was in the broadest and fullest aense the presi? dent of all sections of t'ue country. His firat nomlnatlon came to him be? cause of the qualltlcs he had showa ln healthy and open political leadership, the leadership which by worfl and deed lm presses itself as a vlrlle fcrce for good upon the people at large. and which has iiothlng ln common with mtr? lr.trlgue or manlpulatlon. All other lssues sank ln importance when compared wTth the vltal need of kceplng our flnanclcl sys tem on the high and nonorable plane lm peratively demanded by our posltion as a great clvillzed power. He triumphed and he made good with scrupuloue fldelliy the pramlses upon which the camp&lgn was won. But. as so often happens ln our hls? tory. the president was forced to face quesf lcms other than those at lssue at the tlmo of his eleetion. Witldn a year the altuatlon in Cuba had beceme llterally Intoierablo. President McKinley had fought too well ln his youth. he knew too well at flrst hand what war really waa, light ly t*> enter Into a struggla. He sought by every honorable vnaans to pre earxe *><?""*>- to avacl w&x. XU nud* *v?t-'v eTfort-edThVfstent with TTTe BaTTIonaT rTrTTRrr to bring- about an amicable aettlemeat of the Cuban difflculty. Then. when lt be? came evldent tha* these ?fTorta were use lesa. that peace could not be honorably entertalned. he devoted hla strength to making- the war aa short and aa declslve as poaslble. Sufflca lt to aay that rarely Indeed. ln history ha* a contest so far reachlng In the Importanee of lt8 outcorae been achleved with such ease. There fol? lowed a harder task. Aa a result of tha war we became Into possesslon of Cuba Porto Rlco and the Philippines. In each island the conditions were such that we had to face problema entively new to our natlonal experlence, and. moreover ln each Island or group of Islands the prob lcms dtffered rndlcally from those pre aented ln the others. In Porto Rlco the taak was almple. It became ln all essen tlals a part of the union. In Cuba. where we were pledged to give the Island Independcnce, the pledge waa kept not merely In letter. but in spirit. It would have been a betiayal of our duty to have given Cuba lndependence aut of hand. President McKlnley. with hla usual slngular sagaelty in the choice of agents, selected In Cleneral I^otmrS wood the man of all others best ftt to bring the Island through Its uncertaln perlod of preparation for lndependenca. and the result of his wlsdom was showa When last May the laland became In aame and In fact a tree republic. for It atarted with a better equipment and un? der more fnvorable condition* than had ever previoualy been the case with any BpanJsh-Ameriean coramonwealth. Finally, ln the Philippines, the problem was one of great cotnplexlty. There waa rn lnsurrec;:Tonary paxty claimlng to r^p resent the people of the lalands and pvt tlng forth their clatm with a certaln spe elousness vrhlch decelved no amall num? ber of excellent men here at home. and whlcb afforded to yet others a chance to aroviM- a facttous party aplrit against the president. Of course. looking- back, It ia now easy to see that lt would have been both absurd and wicked to abandon the Philippine An-hlpalaao and let the scorcs of dlfferent tribea turn the lalands into a welter of bloody aavagery. with the ab soluti- certalnty that some atrong power would have to step ln and take posses? slon. A we.-iker and lesa far sigr.ted man than Preaident McKlnley would have ahrur.k from a taak very difflcult ln Itself. and certaln to furnish occasion for at tack and misreprcsentatlon no lea* than for hnnest m'sundorstanding But Presl dent McKlnley never flinohed. Ha refuaed to eonsider the thought of abandoning our duty ln our new poss.*?**tnns. Agaln his poiicy waa aaoat amply vlndlcated. iv.n a has come X> the l.<ininls, together with a greater mCH.sur* of Individual liberty and aelf gov.-rnment than they have ever be? fore known. President McKlnley's second campaign was fought mainly on the issue of ap provlng what he had done ln his first ad mlniatratlon, and sptclflcally what he had done aa regards these problem-; sptlngtng out ot tlie ami* with b-pain. The result was that the popular verdtet iu his favor was more uverwhclming than it had been before. No other president In our history has seen high and honorable effort erownod with more OOttaptCBBUS pcrsonal sueeess. No other president .nier?(l upon his sec? ond term feelliig BBCh right to a profouud and paacaful amUafactMn. Then. by a stroke of horror. so stratige ln its fan tastlc lnlqulty as to stand unhiue in the blaek annals of crime. he was struck down. The btave. strong. gentle heart was stllU-d forever. and word was brought to the woman who wepi that she was to walk theneeforth alone in the ahadow. The hldeous Infamy of the deed shooked the nation to Its depths, for the man thus struck at was In a peouliar sense the chumpion of the plaln people. In a peculiar senae the rapraaeatativa and the exponent of those ideals which, lf we live up to them. will make. aa they have largely made, our country a blessed ref uge for all who strlve to do right and to live their llves simply and well aa light ls given them. The nation was atunncdj and the people mourned with a sense or bltter bereavement because they had lost a man whose heart beat for them as the heart of I.lncoln once had beaten. We did right to mourn, for the loss was ours. not his. He died ln the golden fullness of his trlumph. )le died vlctor lous in that hlgheat of all klnds of strlfe? the strlfe for an amuler, Juster and more generous natlonal life. For him the lau rel; but woe for those whom he left behind; woe to tha nation that lost him. and woe to manklnd that there should axtst creatures so foul that one ot them should strike at ao noble a life. We are gathered together to-nlgbt to recall his memory, to pay trlbute of respect to the great chief and leader who fell ln the barnesa. who was strlcken down while hla eyea were bright with "the light that tella of trlumph tasted." We can honor him beat by tne way wa ahow ln actual deed that we have taken to heart the lessons of his life. We must atrlve to achleve. each in the measure that he can, somethlng of the qualttles which made President McKlnley a leader of men, a roighty power for good?his atrength, his courage, his courtesy an<* dlgnity, his sense of justlce, his twtr present klndllness and regard for fne rlghto of others. He won greatnesa by meeting and solvlng the lssues aa they ardse?aot by shlrking them?meeting them with wlsdom. with the exercise of the most skillful and cnutloua Judgment, but with fearless resolutlon when the time of crlsls came. He met each crlaia on its own merlts; he never sought ex cuse for shlrking a taak In the fact that lt was different frcm the one he had ex pected to face. The long public career which opened when as a boy be carrled a musket in the prime of his inteilectual atrength he stood among the world's chief stateamen. came to what it was because he treated each trlumph as openlng th?? road to fresh effort, not '*n excuse for ceasing from effort. He undertook mlgh ty tasks. Some of them he flnlshed com pletely; others we must flnish. and there remain yet others which he did not hava to face, but which, lf we are worthy to be the lnherltora of his prlnciplea. w* will ln turn face wth the aame rasolutoo the same sanity. the same unfaltering be llef ln the greatness of this country, aftd unfaltering championahlp of the rlghta of each and all of our people. which marked his hlgh and splendld career. STATE COUNCIL WIN8 Vice Chancellor Decidea ln Pavor of New Jersey Jr. O. U. A. M. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 26.?State Sec? retary Melrs, of the New Jersey State Council, Junior Order Unlted Amerl can Mechanics, received notlcs that Vice Chancellor Pitney had deeided in favor of the State Council in tha case that has been pendlng ln that body and the natlonal organization. The Buit was brought by the Na? tlonal Council to compel the State Council to pay over some $20,000 back per capita tax which the State Coun? cil refused to pay at the time it broka away from the natlonal organization. The decislon is interpreted hy attor neys for the state organization aa a complete vlctory. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mary land and some other states seceded from the natlonal body three or four vears aro._ Don't fail to go and hear the famous lecturer at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Tueaday night, Feb. 10th. ??Wlli;?o Way Back and Sit Down" Montezuma. Ga., Jan. 26th, 1903. Hon. John Mitehell. Jr., Richmond, Va., Dear Bro;?You can wear the toga picta with distinction for your sweep ]"Z victory in church and state. Th?-re is no doubt about you being one of the ?5ave*st and mo8t -fearless citizens on the American continent. Your cause was a nghteous one and God gave you the victory. ln your fight for truth and justice makes yon a champion of human nghts. I, in common, with all lovers of truth, honesty and fair dealings shower encomiums upon you. No doobt Bro Nelson Williams will "go way back and sit down." It seems that you have taught church-splitters and calam uy howlers that they must not touch God 11 anointed nor harm His httleones. Uod bless you in your noble work of givmg sight to theblind. S. S. Humbert. From the Bcginning tn the End. ., T . Ar* p O. Va., Jan. 27th, Ifaj. Mr. John Mitehell. Jr , Dear Sir aud Bro:? Please find enclosed subscription to the Planet May ycu always be af victonous in every battle for the uplift of yonr race as you were in the Ten Thousand Dollar Williams battle, which wai a glorious victory. We have watched that fight from its beginning to its end. I am Yours for the race, Jas. H Smith, Pastor New Mt. Ziou Bap. Church. Should Connt the Cost. [Greenville, Miss.. Southern Forum.j We notieed lhat Bro. John Mitehell thevoteranquiil pusherof tlu-Ri,-hm,.ud Planet came out of the legal ehish un scathed. In a suit against liim for $10 - (KK) damages for aileged lilndous pnbli cation. the eoinplaimuit was awarded iiomnml damage (la). We would nd viae all who contemplate going .?igainst John. Jr? first to "ooaal the ooat." up up Would Like to knnir. [Anuistou, Ala , Union Leader ] Mr* Nelson Williams sned John Mitehell. Jr.. editor of the Richmond Planet, for $10,(X'(> and got a verdict for one cent damages. This suit grew out of that famons First Baptist church war some time ago in whieh Kditor Mitehell wbs excluded from the church and finally received in the Fifth Street church. We don't know whether 3rother Williams has enough or not. Stav OMt of the Court Mouse. iDallas, Texas, Express.] The Richmond Planet's damage suit resuln-d in this: The paper was fined one cent and the prosecutor had to pay court cost. Moral: Stay out of the white man's court house. You don't need his justice. C-ilad He Didn't get it. Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 20th, 1903. John Mitehell, Jr., I am truly glad he did not get the Ten Thousand Dollars and I hope you great joy. Go ahead and sound tho trumpet. Yours truly, Chas Morgan. Will Sow theSeed. York, Pa., Jan. 26th, 1903. Mr John Mitehell, Jr., Dear Sir: Being a recipient of your valuable paper, allow me to congratulate you upon your victory in the recent damage suit against you. Bro. Mitehell, my brother, I say fight on. God is for you; victory is yours. Please favor me with the agents terms for selling your paper that I may stamp a work or sow a seed in York that will continue to grow when my head will be bnried beneath the sod. I hope to hear from you soon. Yours for the Planet. Daniel Young. Must Go It Alone. Richmond, Va., Jan. 2?i, 1!*03. Brother John Mitehell, Jr., Editor, Richmond Plankt, Dear Friend and Brother:? I want to congratulate you on your success. Yon were sned but you won the suit. I am glaiZ you did win out. The pit Brother Nelson Williams dug for you, he has fallen in it himself. The worst of all is that he ha^s dragged the First Baptist Chnrch in with him. I know the First Church is holding out her hand asking the cther churches to help her out. I hope the rest of the churches will continue to have nothing to do with the First Chnrch troubles. Everybody with common-senseknows that when a ministt-r accepts a call to a church, the letter is always published. The Lfight will have to be with the First Baptist Qhurch and tho Fifth St. Baptist Church and I advise the church? es to keep hands off and have nothing to do with it because it is a clear case of wrong treatment of you. Brother Williams is short of $9,999. 99. Well, he got enough to 1 uy a cako The First Baptist. Church is like the moon; the brighter the moon sbiues, the better the man can be'seen and" ev? ery time the First Baptist Church stirs f bm M aaa up, the better^the wroneT.can be seen. - ** JL^saBi i?Thif- Fifth 5* c"w* is glorified and laughmg ac the First Baptist Ohurch ed??d ^hvl 5 h^pAnd oontent: e<t and the First Baptist Church ia gn. ving and praying for help. Anybodythat supports forgerv*"wil wA1. uthal th9 Fir9t B?P?*. Church Mavar'h ^kV^ the Wine-Press aW Maythe blessings of the Lord rest with aud the Fifth St. Baptist Church l our friend and brother, j H. Y. H. -* * a* - Had Kest Let us Aleue. OUTWK, Forok, Va.. Jan., 17, 1903. Hon. John Mitchell, Jr , Dear Sir and Bro.? Allov* rne to c ngratulate vou on the outcome of your suit. The Negroes had best h>t you alone for God Kghts tha battles for John Mi'ohell. Your8. E. F, Scott. Powerful Preaehing. Mamufstkr, Va., Jan , W, 1903. Therewas a grand time at 2nd Bapt. Ohurch last Sunday night. Rev D W Duvis. A M , preached a graud sermon to his peoplelafid the Holy Ghost show ered down like a cyclone Tha .>eople cried out, "Glory to God and the Iamb forever". Oh, if his pul piy had been setting in the center of tho word and his voice could have been in all four cornersof the oarth every body would have rejoiced with us His text was "i will guide thee A Blvr Whack. New York, Jan.. 19, |Bfjf John Mitchell, Jr , Richmond, Va., Friend Mitchell:? 1 hnve just read the decisiou of the court in the reoaBtBBat against you for len Thousand Dollars. nn,l I hasten to eongratulato you on U*ing so forrunate nv t., escape su.li an enormous what k at your bank aceount. While our friend has invsvmpathy iu asmueh as he is Two Huiidred Dollars ivx.nrmsteadof being Ten Thousand Dollars richer. With best wishes for you aud vour continued sueeess. I am very truly and eta. Wanted. Prof. W. M. Boley, President of the Ijowry's Free will Industrial School de sires a lady, young, good looking, fine acnolor, stenographist aud tyi>ewriter for his private secretary, and will want Her to travel sometimes, but print ipally at business here and to live wtth family in the South. I will pay good wages her photograph must accompany appli? cation . W? M. Boley, President, of Lowry's iustitute, May?.sville, S. C. McDoxald, Pa., Jau., 15, 1903. Editor Richmond Planet: SM1TH?Died January 21st. 1903 at the residence of khis sister, Eelguim Hill, Henry Smith in the full triuiph of faith in the 45th year of his age. He leaves a sister and a brother-in-law, Mr. and Mr> Abraiu Crawley to mouru their loss aud also a host of friends. He was a member and past officer of the Jewel Lodge, No. 4641. The G. U. O. of O F , turned out in full. The services were held at the First Baptist Church of which he was a member. Services were conducted by Rev. Wantzer of Braddock, Pa. Icter ment at Hilldale. May he rest in peace. M B. W. It's enough to make a horse laugh. We refer to the lecture of Rev. D. Web aast Davis, Tnesday night. Feb. 10th at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. A (riraud Time. Mr, Editor: Maeeo Ixxige, No. 16, is in a prosperous condition; since last senii-an uuai retiort we have added to our roll thirty-rour new members. Through the efforts of Sir Henry Henderson, our V. 0., agoodly number of these were added. Last meeting, Jan. 6th, we had a grand time?all the officers were re elected, exeept Master of Exchequer, Sir Jas. Woodson was elected to flll the position. The Deputy G. C, wason had for the purpose of instaliing officers. After in stalling, he gave the offlcers and mem? bers a very iustructive lecture. After wards we all marched dowu stairs in a room, here we found a tablts laden with delicacies of the seasou, at whieh time a handsome charin was presented to Sir Henry Henderson by Maceo Lodge lor meritoricus work.. After the bauquet we all left for our several hoiu^s. rejoic ing over the time that had lieen spent. Yours in F. O. and B. H. F. Jonatuan, O. C. R. D. Gkaxderson, K. of R. & S, Mrs. John H. Holuies, wifo of the popular physiciau of Winchester, Ky., was in tho city this week. WANTED?A first class tvpe-setter. Must come well recommended. Apply at the Planet offlce. WA.VTED?A person ,male or female to clean up bnilding, one day in each week. Apply Business, care of Plankt ?