VOL. XX NO. 52.
HICHMONJ). VIKGINIA, SATUKDAY, DKCEMBEla 5, 1903.
Thf Vacant Chair.
Tbe chair made vacant in the home
?f Mi*a Marietta L Chiles. 114 W.
Leigh street, by the death of her belov
ed mother, is most paiufully naliaxil
by all the inenibtrs of that Jarge family,
surad by sympathetic friends aud neigh
aV Jdra. Martha A. Chiles, widow of the
late Richard Chiles, Sc, and mother of
theaffectionatt-gro?j: ?:-. usand dHUtfh
ters, passed from earth to a home ol
asternal day and peecetul rest ou Nov
30th. 1903, 7:40 o'clock p. m .
About a veor aud a half rgo Mrs
Chiles was strioken with paradyaia, aad
after several mouths of scvere llmess.
Tecovered sofficiently to go about the
house ard to perform li^ht household
dutiee. She aurvived ruly three
after the swond stroke. Even before
shis attack, 888 had often sroken of her
appronching end, awd seemiuglv Iried
to prepare her daughter tor tho qopajp
ion. But it proved, as La 88*81
one is never willing and ready toaaa
loved oii?>8 snatcbed away by daJSth.
Mrs. Chiles' funernl took place rrom
the First Baptist Church. of arfafch she
was a member for more thau tliirty
years, on Suuduy. Nov. Mud, at :j:;io
o'clock, p. ni. 'lbe servioes eara OOea
ducted bv Re.. Dr. W. T. Jafetoson,
the pastor, assisted by Rev. W. H.
Stokes, B. D., pastor ot Ebem z->r Rnp
tist Church. The pastor preaobad a
veiy patiietic serauon, full of oouaola
tlon to tbe baraaTed oan s from the ii fi h
chaptcr of l'mil's aaooud Epistle to the
Corinthians, first aud second ver*aa
The choir feelingty rend* r. d th,. beauu
ful hymns. "The Chrivtmn's Qood
Night.- ? We shall l?K?t Bevond the
River" and ' It is Well aritb u;y Soul."
fhe many and beaut-iful finr.il dosigna
attcsu?d tlie hi?i; 8888888 ui vvluch ihe
deoeased aud family were held l<y aj
lar^ oirola of fii nrls.
The family OOBBBaaaaof one sister.JMrs
Fannie Holmes. of Wynsnlug; two
brothers, Messrs. John and' Robert Mr
ton; four aons, 88888*8. WiUttua Chiles,
af Ne-v York. Jas. aWaaailar OhiUm,
of Lexington, Ky.. C. Richard Chil. s. of
Washington, l). C, aud Col. ,1 hn K.
Chiles, of Kiohmond, Va.. aiaa four
danghters. Mrs Mana Bn oks. of ptloh
mond; Mrs Juha Jat|r, of Newport
Haara; Mlaa Munetta L Ohilea, ot Ku-h
ououd aud M:.< iluggie (Jb>on. of Tus
kegee, AU., ThmtM ate twaotyfoor
grandchildren and three great graud
Mrs. Chiles waa buried in the Luniiy
aectiou iu Hams' Cenietery. Rev.
Stokes couducted the servi. ea at the
Biauea Council of St. Lukes, of which
the deoeased was a member for more
than thirty years. and the Star of K aat
Teut, of which ahe was u niemher for
twentr or more years. esoorted the re
mains to tha grave and perfoimed their
respective burial Bervicea.
The ?"ollowiiig pallbtarers were di
rected by Fuueral Director W. 1 Johu
son, honorary: 1*888. D. W. Davis, S. C
Bunell, Messrs. Mdes i>, bbraaa nnd
Thos. II. Wyatt. Active: M.s.ais. H. .1.
Moore. James II.Twim-.Thos Smith. Dr.
J. M. Beuann. Messrs. Williaui Custahi
aud S. S. Baker.
When ara aoiaaidar the ripe old aga
and beautiful Christ [aa c.haraoter of
Mrs. Martha A. Chiles, we realize 888
was ready for the call wh:eh 08888 too
?oou for hor loving childreu's ?? Aiueu."
Yet we feel and kouw that "(iod dueth
all thiugs well."
To call your attention to the adver
tis.ment of The Cohen Co. is to reiiiind
you that reliahiliry and square dealing
pays. Every pieee of gooiis iu this es
tabhshmeut carrn-s with it * ie flrm's
^narautee to be jasi as representcd. To
patrooiza them is to save money aud se
?Hre the beat service.
Y. M. C. A. .\oles.
The Y. M. C. A. Corference was full
of life last Friday. The boys tried to
put the fire iuto their pockets while
special papers were n ad by Messrs. T.
J. Stokes and D. J. Bndford and a 6olo
was sung by Rev. A. D Daly. Mr. W.
O. Christian did not let the cold keep
him from gatherine some honey for the
eveuiug. The Bee stuug many.
Chairman Stephen Broxtou and T. J.
Stokes conducted meetiiigs in the jail
last Sunday. The almshouse was uot
Genoral Secretary S. O. Burrell ad
dressed the boys last Sunday.
The rooms were crowded last
Sunday to hear Prof. B. H. Peyton,
who gave the men a praotical address.
Men, how ?an we fail after heariuir
Bring a woman or man to the expla
nation on the Sunday School Lessou j
Saturday at 5 p. m.
Men, do not forget, we need you for
committee work Sunday. Be on time. j
Bible Study for boys Sunday at the
rooms at 4 p. m.
Every man is on his way to the True
Reformers' Hall Suuday 8:30 p. m. to
hear the man that he has beeu loaging
to hear, Rev. R. V. Peyton, pastor of
the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Ctiurch
subject; "Show Thyself a Min "
Special music by the Moant O.rmel
Baptist Church Qaartette. acoompanied '
cy Prof. E. T. PoUard Tell every mvi
yoa see Find the other fellow; bring
him. Seats, free. The man at the
door will give you a hand.
Conie to the rooms every day aud
spead your leisure moments.
Watcb. for the date when Lwyer !
?ieara^i W. Lewis will address the men. '
Men. beip us to get ready for the
great battle tliat is to be fought for tbe
protect on of the other fellowx. Rev.
D. Webster Davis is getting ready.
The progress of the Oable Piauo Oo.,
unrier tlie superb nianagement <if Mr.
J. G. Corley. is known by all iu this lo
ciility who baaa taken the paina to
note "tbe rise and fail" of business oo_.
certiB. The instiunients sold are just as
represeated. and to have a piano of
j their make iu your house ia to have tho
| nnn mit expanded alwaya within aaay
reaeh. Le$ yoar chTlrirc'n have the ao
compalahaient of h tuaaaoal eduv-ation
and purclmse an instrument for them
to praoiico upon. Terms easy. Seead
'The Old and the Xew,"
? By Bishop B. F Lee. D. D . at the
Thlprl Sireet A. M E. Chureh Thur>
dav. Dec. lOh.Sp. 111. This will he b
a free aactaae, and everybo-iv thoald
bear thia a-aaat adaaaaaar < f the raoa.
The foMowing is the progrnm:
I. Mu.-ie by *he A. M. E. Chureh
; 2. InvooatioTi. Rev. Df. Z D. Lewis.
3. Muhc by tle choir.
4. lutrodution by ihe pnstnr, Rev T.
a Gfa< n.
fi Eecture, Bishop B. F Lpc, D. D.
h. Soh., Mrs. Mild-cd Oroaa.
j 7. Silver ? ftVrins for Girls' Trainiug
? School Boanoka, Va.
8. Solo, Miss 88888 B. Anderson.
9. Refrtshmen's s< rved iu the baso
nient of _m chnrch to all.
Ail the charohea will be rapraaarftaad
oa the platforni. Beiiedietion by Rev.
W. T. Johnson.
T. A. Qataaat,
W. F. Ijknny. Pastor.
Muster f CeremonicB.
Tba True Refnrmers* grocery s'ore
is otfariaaj ap sini m?iu canaaia. aad you
make b miataka arhaa ;y<?u fail to read
tbetl ndvi rtlseineut nnd tuke udvautu^e
of their offers.
"Why are We Baptists:"
Uemeniber the Natlonal Baptist Snn
day dohoil tfnfoii nieefh on Ihe socond
Sunday. Deo. 19th, 19991, al Iba Fifth
i Baptist Ubarob, (Syiaajr).
Hon. J. Henry Cruh hfield by special
raqaast, arill delitor tba address "Why
aro Wo Baptist.-?" Excellent music.
-Bishop B F. tata, D. D., of the
Se< ond Episeojial District of tlie A. M.
E. Obaroh, will dolivor a free lecture at
Third Street A. M E, Chuich Thurs
d:iy, De-. 10th, 1SH)S. at 8 p BB. Sul.jcet:
"Tha Old an l the New Negro." Bishop
_B8 is clmirman of the Hoard. of Educu
tion of the A. M. E. Chureh aud also
one of Iba lending ' ducators of the
race. Tba lectnre arill ba given in the
interest of the Girls* Traiuing School a'
Roaaoke. Va., for whk> n silver offer
ing arill ba aaaaal ln a public. collection.
All the churches *vi 1 i be represenied.
Bfacons' |)av st the Fifth Stnct Bap?
tist Siindav Srhool.
1 There will ba special ex^rcisos at the
i Fifth Street Baptist Sunday School Oat
; next Sunday. D?c c.th, I909L Tho pro
i grum is as follows:
Laaaoa Keview- Lt W. W Fields
Solo?Mr. N. G. Booker.
Address (flve niinutes) "How to In
crease Our Sunday School?Mr. Virgil
Solo?Mr. R H Faurtlerny.
Reeitution?Capt. Roscoe Mitchell.
Special addres-es hy deabous.
Remarks hy Supt. Peyton.
| All are invitod lo be present and
i brii-g a friend.
? -Mr. I J. Miller, the progressive
baninaaa genius, makes a few 6tato
meuts in anorher coluiun which will be
Ol intr>r? st to every young and old per?
son iu the State. He has uuquestion
ably one of the finest establishments of
its kind aud size in the fouthhtud to
day. lf you have a little mouey, the
goods are there for you. Ii you have a
great deal, you have struck the right
place also. He quotes prices that will
prove of interest. Read the advertise
ment and theu call to seo him. If you
are not ready to buy now, call and see
him any way.
-Mies N. Beracsenia Norrell, the
efneient clerk of the Richmond Planet.
who has beeu sick the past two m mths
is at her post of dnty again.
-Mr. John Gibson, of Norfolk, Va.,
called on us.
-Mrs. Letitia Peters, of Provi
dence, R. I , in company with Miss
Alice Johnson, called on us.
9)100.00 Kndowment Paid
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 27th, 1903.
This is to certify that I have raceived
from John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Worthy
Counaellor of the Grand Oonrt of Vir
ginia, 1. O. of Oalanthe, (9100.00) One
Hundred Dollars, in payrnont of the
death claim of Sister Ida D)ggett, who
was a member of Friendship Ooart. No
Signed:?Robt. Flbtchbr DooarrT.
M. A. Fulta.
An iamginntive sketch in the Decem?
ber Co*uini>olitan eudoavors to deseribe
some of tbe moat important conditious
la New York in the lDOfl?that being
the year in which New York will cele
brate the three hui.dredth anniversary
of the arrivsl of Hendriek Hudson The
article is by Mr. Johu Briaben Walker,
and coveis hnmsemwits, Ihe new eduoa
tion, transportanon, and many other
subjects, which coneorn the progperify
nor only of New Y< rk. but of other faat
prowiiigciiies. Another article which
is semi prophetic in character ia "Zion,
the Capital of a Jewish Nation," by
Prof. Richard J. H. Gottheil. It will
be wiriely read by those who fc>el an in?
terest in the evolutiou of the Jewish
The Hotel Dowsm was opened Dec.
2i>d. 190ft. for Ihe tn neflt of the colorvd
people Ofj our eountry. and the only one
in D.mville, at the corner of Gay and
Monroe Sts., No. 406.
C, II. Lawson.
Elk Lodffe of Serron.
Rev. D. Webstek Davis, Orator
Aeoordijig to the usu il enstom of the
orKai-iz.ttion. RichnHUid I-odge, No 11,
ot the Improved Bi m vnlnit and Pro
tecf.ve t rder of Eiks of tha World will
hold a Lodge of Sorrow at True Re
founers Hall. Sunday afternoou. Dec,
C.th. al IMO o'clock sharp. A fine
musical prok'iamme has been prenured
by the ^tarltj;hf Qu.vrtc.te and Srrrith'p
Quartette. 1 he inipressive rermoiiT of
, tne Eiks will 1>.. eondnored by ExuUed
j Rulir B. J. Frauklm assisted bv the
Prof. D. Webster D<;vis will deliver
| tho oration on the life of ihe only
tuetnber of the Lodge who ha* died in
the last twelve ni-.nths. Sir N. V.
Bacchus. The public ia invited t> l>e
present. Exercisets will commenoe at
B. J. Fkanelin, Exalted Ruler.
W. P. Bvkuei.l, Bao.
ElGr'.r HOUR LAW VAUD
9. Supreme Court Sustains Legality
af Kanras Statute.
Washington. t)oe. 1.?The supreme
court of the Unitod States has sus
tainrd the validity of tho Kansas act
prescrihing elght hours as a lawful
days work on all public works and
prescribing ponalties for contrartors
who permlt or require their workmen
to work loncer.
The Kansns law, whose validity was
called Into question in the suit, was
aaactad in Ittl, and provlded that
elght hours should constttute a days
work for workmen employed by or on
behalf of tlio state, or by any county
or city or other municipality in the
state. It also prohibits contractora
from requiring laborers engaged on
work for the Btnte to perforra mcre
thnn cight hours' labor in a day. Both
j fine nnd lmprisonment for any vio!a
j tion of the law. The case decided to?
day was that of W.W. Atklns vs. the
State of Kan^s Atl ins had a B0a>
j tract with the con ir J.Ioa oi' K:
City, Kan., ior phalag a street, aad
he was ctargad with reqalrtni aarork
1 aaa aauatad Recaa to labor 10 hours a
day. He was iroaactitad in tha atat*.
j ^ourt>-. arfaara : a daciatona wara imi
j formly against hlm. Atklns appeal td
j from the declaloo of tha atata aapn
court to the fedoral supromo court, al
1 leging that the atatota is la violation
of the first aactfoai of the 14th amead
ment of the constitution in that il ?Ie
J niod him due prote.ticn of tha law
and deprived him of his property with?
out a process.
The oplnlon was bascd on the theory
that all tho municipnlities of a state
are the creatures of the state; thit
work for tnem is of a public charao
ter and does not Infringe on the por
sonal llbnrty of any one.
RECEIVERS FOR STEEL COMPANY
, Susquehanna Could Not Show Finan?
cial Results Required.
Lanoaster, Pa., Dec. 1.?P. Eckhart
; Slaymaker, of this tity, and C. C.
Kauffman. of Columbia. have been ap?
pointed receivers for the Susquehauna
Iron and Steel Company. The appli
cation for the receivershlp was made
some time ago by John Q. Denny, of
Columbia, and opposed by the faction
In control, which is headed by Ex-Sen
ator Charles A. Porter ,of Philadel?
After the hearing Judge Landis an- I
nounced that he would give the man
agement until the 1st of January to
show tty the court that the business
could be operated on a paying basls,
and if they failed to do this a receiver
would be appointed. Within the p&6t
few days representatives of the man- I
agement called on Judge Landis and
stated that they were willing that a
receiver should be appointed immedl
ately. Ex-District Attorney Graham,
counsel for the management, flled a
statemont ln which he said they were
convinced they coald not show a finan?
cial condition on January 1 satisfactory
to the court, and thcrefore prayed that
the receiver be now appointed. The
boad of the receivers has not yet been
Ixed. _ l
Loss cf Offlce Not Sufficient Punish
mcnt For tho Ouilty.
SUGGESTS NiiW LEGISLATION
Washington, Nov. 30. ? President
Roosevelt's <xk? -ient on tte postsl
frau,is haa been made pablic. In it he
i latowB t'te eaaaea wki< h le^ to the
investigation aafd aeartily ondors
Biatant Poataaaaaar G neral Brl tow'a
report. Altor aaunli ; tae 32 w
indktcd (\2 oTiciais ia thf H.rvice anj
19 outsiders), the president aaa
ebdaf oftaadara as Jaaaea T. Tyaer,
former assistaat attorney general :or
the postotSce iapartaieBt; A. W.
Machen. former superintendent of frea
delivery, end Ckecrge \v. Beavere, for
mer superintmdent of salaxtea an.l al>
lowaneor.. Iu r. m,-. Rooao
"I bearu!y ap::ov- of thar v.\m^-\
dation of MaajBia. Conred aad
aaurta that ihe b) 4ute of llcltalion i ba
extend'-d in the l BC ? of ;
servants to a Dexiod of BJ
years, for the | ?- oa who ln Buch p -
sitions of trcri i p-lC. .
tJcaa can ordiaarily conc a]
for a longer tiu: ? i!;-n i. dby.tha
praaeaaj shon tibns,
aaaaraoaat, our aayartcoba ahows thit
oatatdera clah Itical Infiuence
somei ? their infiuence to ?..n
di.lrUes for ofaca, or in other words
btackaaai] thcv? candldatea.
? should hp h- ? ' .??:, n ahl b wlll p
of aaaa mary d th E^ch ol
"However, tjfte piimr need is rot new
Eaclslatloa, c*ii tha auatabtaaat of
those vajbo otfoad against exlsting lan-;.
Tho poatofriral department is maklng
certain chgma>4 in hod 0c ad
mialMtratloa; ..*. '... in tha aiathod Of
insp^ction. by arbleh iba aarrioa arill
I be improvod aml tha chance of eorrup
I tion exlsting without daBOOVOty be
minimizeil: but thf only way to aaaal
the real evil |fl to pnni h tba oiTendors,
by removal in any event. and bara DOa
sible by prosecutio-i aAdfr the criminai
statutes. ln any paal business, public
or privatc. aWBagiuIng is certain at
, times to occur. The way to guard
: against lt is rigorously to scruliniz"
the charaeter of those appointcd. enre
fully to supervise their actions after
appointment and finally to punish arith
relentless severity those who yo BTrOQj
All this is being done.
"The iromediate retormation of the
service by the turhing out of the of
fenders is not in ltself enough to ajeet
the demands of justh e. The cf
against both those within and those
j without the post office department, who
I by their acts have brought themselves
j within the grnsp of the law, will be
pushed with the utmost vigor. Evory
ajfort must be made to see that both the
delfnqatant offlciai and tha out
wiio abaraa hia 9vtli . nlshed to
j th:> limit of tba law. ln i tr aaa
! thla policy the ladla ' m ?:? . ir;
niorated have baaa i.- liel i. Ii LO
aaaa ha.s tba Indlotmenl been ao
save where the oflkdala Of tha g<>\
| ment were eouvinoe-i st
guilt; and in every cv.- tha govern
i ment will exhanst evory ezpedienl ln
! its power ln the effort to see thai
| tloo is Baated out to the oilend js.
| Thosie in the public service whnp.e d
j it is must ever be vigilant in the 9 ?
| tection of wrongdoing, fearlcss in its
| exposure. relentless in its prosocui.
but in the last resort, when everything
which the public offieial, whether
islator, judge or executive officer, can
do has baaa aaaa, it resnalnB for the
i Jury, drawu frorr. tho p :ople and rep
! resenting the Baopla, to do rran haaalnil
justice. shie.hling the innoeent, but de
clining fo ba B ? ?! ly any plea into
refraining from p.mishment of tho
"No crime calls for sterner reproba
tion than the crime of the corruption
ist in public life and of the man who
seeks to corrupt him. The brihe giver
and the bribe taker are equally
guilty. Both alike sin against the
primary law of the state's safety. All
questions of difference in party policy
sink into lnsignificance when the peo?
ple of this eountry are brought face to
face with a questiou like this, which
lies at the root of honest and deoent
government. On this questlon and on
all others like it we can afford to have
no division among good citizens. In
the last resort good laws and good ad
ministration alike must rest upon the
broad basis of eound public opinion.
A dull public eonscience, an easy-going
acquiescence in corruption, Jnfallibly
means debasement in public life, and
such debasement in the end means the
ruin of free institutiona. Self-govern
ment becomes a farce if the representa
tives of the people corrupt others or
are themselves corrupted. Freedom is
not a gift which will tarry long in
the hands of the dishonest or of those
ao foolish or so incompetent as to tol
erate dishonesty in their public sor
yantg. Under our sjystem ajl power
: comes from the people and all punish
i ment resti: ultimatety w;th tha people,
'? The toleratlon of the wrong. uot tho
exposure of the wrong, is the raal of
Father Accidentally Shot Kia Son.
AUjoi-a. Pa,. Dec. 1 .--Whi.e Q
[ Baneljaer and hli aon, Hdrrt oa,
; 16, of Roaru&t Sjprljbss, were out
I hunting near their home, the father
j tripped over a log and his gun ana
I discharged. The batfl eai -red tbe saa's
abdoraen. fatally injuring hlm.
Five iltchaa cf Sicw ln Altaghentes.
Ca tberland, Ifd There ara
five Inrhea of snow in t o ? ';
at LT.irs. W. Va.; Os.Uan '
Someraet, attrre aver
ages 10 degrees above sero.
Cleveland to Foreeldsa rtailrcad.
! Franklln. Pa., ' ??? ;. Fortnex Pres?
ident fl:-". r Ch veland la aboal to
foreclos"e>a moi ipen tha narrow
raaga Bat lall aa I I
j RaJlroaA i he la tha exclusive
holdi r. M ona tlme ? paid
dl ? la. The ?
miles long. ajad v.'.en it art
promotera in CJ
take tha ?
land still aaa tha I
BO rii'K b |ap e 1
tateresl that ba ls going to . dl Qe
eealpmaad . t Braalford oo December i.
\ A WEEH'S KEWS COHDENSED.
Friday, Ncverr.ber 27.
Tha Spaatab eaathet ccntacfl hr.s a?
propriatcd ?77.200 for an exh^it at the
j St Louis exposition.
Queatla Rooaerelt, the nrainldoat'a
yovageat aoa, is 11i troaa a eold,
; catrd with soaio symptoms of n;
W. C. Wyman. Bafad 79. a p-oai'Tvn!
ettlaBB of BaLimore and a BTell-l
Bhllaatfciaaaaat, is dead Craaa th
IJ lrglr.rs broke i>\u- th, R
, Railway Ftnlion at Cilb-rton. la..
? robbed tha aafa and lootod the aatpraaa
! room of vaiuable packace.s.
| Dr. WllUaaa S. Stewart. one of tho
j most prominent phys-h ians and aj??'.:
cal axpaata la this tountry. died sud?
denly at his home in Philadelphia of
? heart disease.
Saturriay, November 23.
Rev. WlUtajp C. Roberts. president
[ of Central Iniver: ity, at Danville, Ky..
j died from paralysis.
A aarara earthqnake was felt at
Cairo, III. It cominucd for several
Balnatap and ahOOk the entire city.
The cotton manufacturcrs of the
south will aaoet at Charlotte, N. c,
. December 8 to formulate a plan to cur
i tail production.
Fire badly damaged the Y. M. C. A.
bui'diug at Wilkesbarrc, rj.: after
burning out two stores ou the hrst
floor. Loss $3u,o00.
The cab drivers strike iu New York
city was settled by the employers
granting the men 10 hours off duty af?
ter each day'B work and $2 per day.
Monday! November 30.
Julcs Levy, the world famous eornet
ist, died in Chieago of apoplexy. 11"
was 16 yeara old.
Lord Roba rts. commander in-. hiel
of the British army, will rcthe, owing
to continued 111 health.
Charged with an attorapt.M criminal
assault. John Kagle. a n^gro, was
lynched at Ross Station. S. (\
Because he lost his fortune ln Wall
street. Victor Banner, member of a
, well-known lamily, commltted aalclde
in New York.
) The 10 per cent. e.-duction in wag. s
to Rhode Island cotton mllls rmj loyea
has gone into effect. lt ineludes 17
mills anl 2o,uoo emplpyea
Tuesday, December 1.
The new battleship Mtesouri w:.s
placed in commission at the Newport
News, Va., ehipyard.
Two men arera killed and two injur. d
in a freight wremk on tue Norfolk and
Western railroad at Portsmouth, O.
; liamilton Fish, assistant treasurer of
the United States in New York. under
went an operation for appendicitis. He
is doing well.
i Pope Pius received in private au
dienee at the Vatican Monsiguor Rob?
ert Seton, of Newark, N. J., tltular
archbishop of Heliopolis.
Wednesday, December 2.
Postmaster Montague, of San Fran?
cisco, Cal., has reslgned.
Treasurer Harris, of Pennsylvanla,
reports a balance of $11,991,237.33 in
; the general fund.
In a colllsion of tug boats in New
I York harbor three men were killed and
? one badly injured.
General Nelson A. Miles was the
! guest of honor at the banquet of the
Cruclble Club at.Plttsburg.
Collierles Close Indefinitely.
Shamokin, Pa.. Dec. 1.?The Cen
tralla collierles have closed down for
an indefinite period, causing 2500 mon
and boys to be thrown out of employ
ment. The collierles are owned by
the Lehigh Coal Company, which does
not give a reason for the shutdown.
It is believed, though, that the closlng
of the minea is due to poor coal trade.
| FOR ZION CITY
Bankniptcy Pro:ee lifcgg Against John
HIS VENTURL3 DO NOT PAY
j Chicaco. Dec. 2.?Financial dl ti' el
ticB hhlcb begaq durfi usad?
Btyle i ?:;:i , , m," a:vl __ .
host t i N. m York a montb BgO, aa 1
which > ave i.
?tac< retura. cuirhlnated in
I the ic leral (oart ta!
in S ;> n City. 111. .
was fonndad two yaari Doarie.
has a po] is t ie
iquartera i'?>r D
ehorch, and is Baid to h'pilawaii ah
expe.j irture <
Fred M. Bl r -
run' ? -i laa ? ?
thr t alta
teft Ter '/' rfl City to l%\ ? tatOB of
Tba baakrapt< s- ; ainrt
Dowla ????? re bai I on
oh int, and thai
in this onaJM lal i - ,:' n ha ? ?
tod aa act
to the r p'teo',.,- ] ,, | onpaay
* '~T''- hard
praaaed by ; actillv
i ? ? . ?
'?cn? ratatl ia I bafl ptxri ? I
Dowla jc Iid .-.?.?? 8CC01
. ?d a ?
Christ:.-;, nn h. tha .
of th ta i at
bataraea |20 > :
Thero ?_ a targa oatlay ol oaoney,
boarerar, arhea fta n OHy an
Then laaa ? ?;! baady ladaatrtaa wara
startcii. aad aa both of thaaa raataraa
i havp rie\' :? ;? ? ? .i payiag inv. stment,
I a fcro;:t >\ ironey was tfad up.
Dorarl ' raacea arith his bcotbar>
la-law, Btereaaoa, orar tba mnnago
?aaal (i tha laca fa tory coal more
tbaa I ? ??? ajalta n
begun in Laka coaaty by bramfftora are
said to B| ? Ir.rgo sum.
Attorney ltth son. reprosonting the
patitloaing creditora, in his nrsmments
before Jttdffa Kohlsaat, said:
"Thr. croditors whom I repr. sont
have reason to brdievo that Dr. Dowie
is lnsolvont. Judgmonts have baaa
accunmlating psnin?t him for several
weeks past, nnd there was evory indi
cation that the dvaiaaer of Zion con
gre-ration could not pay his dehts. In
such a crisis, the ereditors sought pro
j tection for their interosts in the bauk
ruptiy coart It is itnpossiblo to on
timate the liabilitles Of BjBBBtl of Dr.
Dowie. Zion's affairs r.ro complicatod.
and it will take several waaks, I bo
lieve. bafora any idea of Dowie's
aaaaeaa ern ho had."
| Laat Wadaaaday Dowie's first eon
feai loa of waakaaaa was made at a
rally in the tahornacle at Zion City.
"A lot of you people have cash In
your pocketa." Dowla said to his fol
lowers. "Dig down and got it out. I
la Qod'a, aad wo need it in His work.
You're towards If you don't give it
up. Dapoail it."
Dowie talkad la the same strain for
more than an hour, tears r.listening
: on his cheaka as h.c told of the tinan
I rial Btraita in which the Zion indus
trlos found themselves.
Instead Of frightoning many into de
poslting, this appeal sent a long line
Of people to the bank on Friday, wii n
they lined up at the paying teller's
window, drawing out thoir money.
Less than $9999 was depositod in the
Bank on Friday, whilo tho amount
withdrawn was twice as much. Late
in the afternoon A. 97. Graham, of
Waukegan. iried to withdraw his ac?
count of $800, and was told he would
have to give 30 days notice before he
could get his monoy. Sunday another
appeal was made by Dowie for funds,
but the depositors who appeared were
few and tho deposits were chiefty in
trivial amounts. Yesterday Dowie
asked the members of Zion more
urgently than ever for money. He de?
clared that he must have 9500,000
without delay. This sum, he said, he
was willing to take in short loans, but
that they must be forthcoming lmme
diately. In the efforts to remedy the
condition of affairs at Zion City hua
dreds of letters were sent out daily to
Dowie's followers in other parts of the
eountry. In these leters, in which i
glowing prospects of Zion City's fu?
ture were painted, and in which Dowie
himself is quoted as saying that all :
those who believe in him will "follow ',
the Lord." all Dowieites are urgod. al- ]
most commanded. to sell their farms, |
Btjores anji everything else and cojuo i
at oace to Zion City and take up Miao;
work of the church. All of those wha.4
have money in banks near where tlieaPj
now Ii\e were asked to draw thaftv
money out ol the local banks and irjaaatl?
It for depoalt at Zion City.
Lived Two Cays With Builets In Htar*a?\
Newark. N. J.. ivc. 1. -An autoj
made on tho body of Luigi Russomaa>
no, who died at his home here, ra?-3
ve.iled the fact that two builets h-xwaS
pierced his heart. The fact that the*}
man had been shot was discovcrod hfvf
the undcrtaker who was called Ia tarl
prepare lha body for burial. it havlnicJ
been etated by membera of the famUjr ?
that tbe aaaa had died a aataraJ aeaahB
The Bcdfea laajraed that iiissuraar
had b^cn s.iot in a fight lu a .^alooatv
on 8l that nnd with two butleaa^
in his hc;-. rt he had walked houae aadttj
lived naarty tw;> <iays.
PEACE !N THE FAR EAST
Japsn and Russa On Verge of SettJa>?
rrent of Controversy.
Parla, Dec. 2.?Japan and Russia area>
on tha vege of a nt of tha*
Far K;'stci;i < < ".troversy. whlch prona*
laaa 10 <I; alpale the war cloud tha*
ha3 bct n baAffthaj over botii countrteaL.
This settlamenl will ba the result ajaT
the uogotiatlons which have been laa
progre s ror isotr.e time past and which)
w< re by the frienJly represea?>
tntiens ot Frr.nce to Russia and aHf
Great BritaBta to Japan. The two a*r
tions have praa liCl My agreod upon tho
haata af a traaty, the signing of which)
aaa be provented only by some unea>
pct tad dovrlt.pn-r.nt.
The basls of this forthcomthg ugreav ?
ment foilows: Russia will accept theaa
two agrcemonts entcred into by Japaa*.
end Kc.re?, datad 189G and 18S5 re?
spoctiv. !y. BAder whlch Japan securedU
vaxioaM rights in Korca. inrludfng th?a>
ir-airitenpii' e of a garrison at Seotrtt.
In axehaJKtca for thll eonecssion Japaa*
will accept Raaala'a traaty arith Qbhaaa
It ls b >l!eved \ rh-u -h this c.umot
he stated as positively?that Japaat
and ataaalfl will reiternte their suppork
of the principles of the "open door*
and the integrlty of China and oat
Church to Scldiera of Civil War.
C.etty8burg. Pa.. Dec. 2.?Tho (leh
tysburs: Batth field Memorlal Church
of the Prince of Peace, crccted ln thiai
borough in honor of the soldiers of
both the north and the south who toaat
part in the battle of Gettysburg. waa*
dedicated by Bishop F.the!bert TalbotV
of the Central Pennsylvanla dioceee oa?
the Protestant Eplscopal Church. laa
the tower of the church havo beaaa
placed several hundred memorlal tab
lets in memory of the soldiers wha>
were killed at Gettysburg, and on tha>
walls of the main audltorium werai
placed tahlabj to Major Generahe
George G. Meade, Winfleld Scott Hao>
cock and other prominent officers bbT
the Union army.
McKinley Souvenirs Sent to Porto Rlce>
Canton. O., Dec. 2.?Five thousaavdt
McKinley memorial so'itenirs hara*
been sent to Porto Rico to acknowt
adaja tho paymaal of $2000 by the*
school children of that eountry. Jm.
large shipment will soon be sent to .
Germany Recognizes Panama.
Ya'ashington. Dec. 1.?Germany haa
raooamised tlie Republlc of Panama ajc.
a sovcreign and independent stata.
Baron Von Dem Busch-Haddenhauseav
first sccreiary of embassy and eharga
d'affaires, addiessed a note to BaT.
Bunau-Yarilla, the mlnister from Paa?
ama, informiug him that the Germaa*
government having received his notl
fication of the creation of the new re~
public and his formal assurances thsk
Panama as*>umed and would executat
all obllgations contained in the treat?
ies between Germany and Columbia S8>
far as they effected territory over
whlch Panama is now soverelgn. Hha
majesty, the emperor and king, eat
tended full recognition to the new re?
publlc and best wishes for its proa
perity and long life.
Lost Reason Strangely Restored.
Portland, Me., Dec. 2.?Charles BL
Libby. of Scarboro, who five montha
ago lost his reason and for two week*
wandered through the woods in a de
mented cendition, has been restored t*>
reason in a peculiar manner.- A plha
of wood fell upon hlm, infiicting a se>
vere wound on hia head and cauaJoar.
the blood clot, which had formed eaa
his brain hecause of a faTl sustalaaadl
five months ago, to pass away. He hp
now once more in possession of htt ..
Fear of Small-pox Empties Car.
Altcona. Pa., Dec. 2.?William Nea
selrod. wife, babe and sister. ed
Youngstown. O.. were taken off a eratf
passenger train on tho Pennsylaauit*.
railroad here. auffering with small-ecu.
They boarded the train at Tyrone. ax*&
when a doctor Inforuued the coadaKahar
that they had small-pox the other aaar.v
sengers fled from the car. They ararc
removed to the pest house and tha aawa'
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