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TOLuXXI NO. 11.
RICHMOND, VlliGINIA, SATUBDAY, FEBRUAliY 20, 1<)04lVl^ RlCHM0ND k'KlCE.FlVE CENT m T3 HENRY WILLIAMS AWFUL C0NFES5I0N The Crime at 'Roanoke. Mrs. Shields Surprised Him. The Meal in the Kitchen. The Return from Pennsylvania. Had Been in the Asylum. Served a Term in the Penitentiary. HEARTLESS CRITELTY?HIS YICTIM WAS CONSCIOUS-DID NOT CRIMINALLY ASSAULT HER?MUST DIE MARCH iSth. 1 Tfinraiua; that Ilenry Williama, col ared, charged with ftlouiou.sly aasault inp Mta.Shielda,(whitc.)aud hcr childat Roanoke, Va., Jau 30th, liHW had beon BToasht to thia city ttnd loriged 1u tho jail k?N until hia trial w.niil takeplaru, Editor Jnhn Mitchrll, Jr.. riecided to go dowu there aiid interview t In- priaouor He called op the jail br tdophone and waatoldbyOitySergcant J.Q Smith'ade pnty that he ooald hoo Williamtiut about 11 o'clock. He reaehod thuro at about 11:30 Sundaj nioruing THK NBW JAU.. The new jail presonted a soiubre ap fearance. Opening the di?or he fouud hiniaelf ' in tho prosenoe ? t Deputy Ferneyhough aud Deputy Sance. The foriniT reiuarked that uh otln-r reportera had beeu periititted to ?ee Williai^a, it would be all right for Editor Mitohell to aae him. A few monionta later tho niarch up ?tairH began. Aa they would enter a keary irou door, it would be looked be kind them. Evory effort aud precaation vu taken to goard againat a aurpriae. Reaching the upper tieruf cells, it waa aoticed that the lock waa itsclf locked ki a box. Whtiii thm waa opeiiei the Aoor swung open. IiOCKBD I!f THK PKISON. | Deputy Ferneyhough remaint-d outaide and looked it ogaui while Depnty Mann and Editor Mitohell found themaelrea ?ccarely looked m the priaon. The inmatoa oocupy cella and there ara two beda to eaoh oell. Thoy are aleanly kept. The Deputy atopped in frout of one of them, ut-xt to the laat ona on that tier. He apoke to Williama and the priaoner who waa lying on the apper berth peered ont nnd aaked of the Deputy "Who are you?" "I am the one who havo you in oharge'' waa the reply. AX KSyHIKINU PRISOHKR. Sditor Mitohell laaghed and aaid "I axpected to haar yoa aak who I am. I ?di Editor of the Plamet, a oolored Jouraal pabliahed in thia oity and I wiah to aecure a atateinent from yoa." Williama came dowu from the apper berth whioh he oocupied and atauding a few feet from the iron grating, with his kanda at timea grasping it, he began hia Moital. He ia aboat 6 feet 3 iaohea in height, weli built and hia anna indicate great afcreagth. AW ORPINARY Itf DIVIDUAI*. He ia of a light brown complexion, aiigkt mouatache. and he talka with a freedom that ia sarpriaiug. He haa a plaaaant ooontenanoe and woald be passed on tne atreet at any time withont inriting notioe for so oouimon?place is ke in appearanoe that inany oolored men in thia oity wouli paaa aa hia aouble. Saidhe: "My nameia Henry VVilLams. I am %i yeara of age I waa in Richmond in 18&4, haring oome here ol an excuraioa. No, I hare norer been in the peniten? tiary here. I waa in the penitentiary in Pennaylrania. # III PKNITKNTIAKY AT AI.I/BOHKNY. "At what place" aaked the Editor."At Allegheny, orer from Pitteburg. I waa put there for aorapping." "Yoa mean for fighting?" "Yea, I came from Uniontown, Pennaylvania and arrired in Roanoke Jan. 17th. I had ieft Roanoke to go to Pennaylrania to work. I worked in the roiaes?soft coal aaiuea. I waited in a hotel. My father aud raother lireinOilliam, Weat Virginia. My father a name ia Si' Williama and my mother's name ia Laura Williama. I got to Roanoke at 10 o'clock and left an No. 8. I weut to the expresa offlce and got our trauk. HISOOLORBD OOID'ANIOM. Albert Hairaton, a color.id br>y who had oome from Pennaylrania in company with me waa with me. Roth of aa had ?tothai in the trauk. Wu had it aent to R.Minoke by expresa aud wo paid $2.20 for t h?> seudiug of it. ? THE INSANE IfTUM AT HAI.TIMOKK. "H.ivo you over beon iu au iu:vant> asylum?'* "YeK. I huve beeu iu tho m sauy usyhim ut U.tltimore on Eustern AviMiu?> 1 WM there uuder the name of Henry Williaius. "Did they ever call yt>u any other iiaoiH !" "Yes, they calk-d tne Aude? son, Jackson aud all kiiids of uauiefl. I was there 27 months uL.d I rau away froni there. Thoy used to put aoniething on lny head. It waa ri^'lu cold. They put cuffs on me, fusteucd with atrape." He ahowed how these held his handa to hiH waiat iu front of himself. Coutinuiug he aaid, "We took the truuk to the depot. He had hold of oue eud aud 1 the other. SEKDINO A TRUNK. "We carried it U? the depot aud we wanted to seud it by expreaa to Chria* tiansburK. Couldn't do it he said uuless we paid $1.00. "If we got a ticket, we eould oarry it then." "Did you have any momy?" "Yes I had a little iuouey,about?i.OO. We theu bought tioketa aud weut to ChriMtiauaborg. "Whatabout Mrs. Shields?" "Oh, tliis waa before that liappeued. Tlus was the 17th of January aud that happened on-the 29th 1 think U w:in wheu I caine back to Roauoke. WENT TO CHRISTIANSBURG. We weut to Chriatiaueburg aud stay ed at Old Man Jack Howard's. We stayed there a couple of days. 1 looked for my people. You see wheu I weut away I left them all at Roanoke, aud when I got back they had moved away froni there. We then went to Elkhorn aud then to Upland, wbere I fouud my father. Both of oa were together. Then the old man told me where to find my mother. Both of us went to Norfolk Junction. Then I tried to get him to go down to where my mother was. He said he would go to Sandy Lake and write me what day he went to work, and then if I wanted to came, I oonld eome. TRAVELING 1N WR6T V1ROIMA. Then I went down to Algoina, search ed all over Algoma. Then froni there I went to Gilliam. I fouud my mother in Gilliam. That waa on the 18th. She got me a job in the mines. I went to work on the 19th and work ed with my conain in the xniues, three days before I got the job that my mother got for me. I worked in the mines three nighta and days. Then I got to kickiog about worting me night and day. They'd work a man to death. UNLOAD1NO KREU1HT t'AU. I went baok to Christiansburg to get my olothes. The condnotor at Ohris tiausbtxrg got me to go to Roanoke to help him unload f reight off a local. After I got throngh, ( never saw him aay more. He left me there. The train went down to the roand hoase. I went to the Police Station hoase and stayed over night. Then about To'clock or about 8:30 I went on down the street. This was abcut the 29th of Januiry. I went over,the Shenendoah Valley Rail road towards East End furnaoe, I went over then thinking that I might atrike a job in the iron works. They weren't ranuing and I went on back to? wards Davis' Hall. I stayed tnere look ing at the boys sleigh-ridmg. WANDERING ABOUT IN ROANOKE. I went back up Jefferson St., towarda the depot. I went down to the depot, asked the time the next traia woald come there. Ha told me there would be no train going West unti' 4 o'clook. I came on then by Banker's Hill. Then I came on down by the planing mill, aud atopped there a whilo. Then I went over to Oommaroe St.,and Salem Aveiiue, then I stopped at that ovor head bridgo, theu two or three boor b acks came, going with tbem a piece, I got up to Ooninu rce Bt, they turned QuapqftU Bl . towarda Ooaumutot t-... then I weut ont Heiiry Bl . to ? livery atabie and I weut iuto the stable anil weut back to the back part to the ofhVe. I dtd uot hee auy oue aud I came out in the street a while aud didu't see auy ouo. IN MRS, SHIELD'S K1T( HKN. Theu I went down to this house on Heury etreet, I Btoppcd there at the ?ate aud saw a colored woman ataudiug ou the porch." " Wub aho young or old ?" "She was a young woman. She came out aud went around to the b;ick door. I went up aud kuocked at tlie frout door uiyself No oue auswered 1 opeued the door aud weut ou iu. I weut back to the kitchen. I got into the little attic aud started to eating sonie meat. The proprietreas came iu on me. I didn't hear her un-il the door opeued ou me. This waa before 12 o'ctlock Satur day. There'a where I got excited. A TKRR1BI.E R4CTTAL. "Did she aay auything toyou?" "I dou't know whether she said any thing or not My chance was to get out. Wheu *ho opeued the door, hhe stepped back to the table aud got the moiasaes jar. Theu I happened to see the hatchet layiug on the ahelf iu frout of me. I threw it at her. Then in that time she started back, I caught her by oue arnr, I dou't know which oue it waa. She said, 'I am going to have you arreated !' She started to hollowiug. I said, No, that aiut ?ight. and I hit her. I struck her with the same hatchet on the head Then she told me not to hit her any more. If I wanted any money, watchea or clothes, she would sh ow me where they were. SHOWED HIM THE VALUABLES. Then she showed me where to fL:d her gold watch in the bnreau drawer in a white box. She said she had a dia mond ring. She aaid it was upstairs aud I conld go np there and get it, and she wouldn't aay a word. I said, No, you go up there with me and show me where it is. I couldn't find nothing. Then ahe said 'No, y?>u go I wont say a word about it, I wont tell nobody.' I said, The devil yon wont. She said 'I'll swear and kias the Bible, I want 1 say a word about it.' Then I told her No. She said she was too weak towalk up the steps. FORCBD HER TO GO UPSTAIRS. She caught hold of my left hand and walked np the stepa. She went up to the first room She said there was a lady who had that room. Then ahe showed me a black suit of olothes belonging to her hasband and told me to take it, I told her, No. She showed me a place, a box with a cover over it, she said.Look hereand see if there is any money.' I didn't find any there. She went over to Mr. Greenwood's room and showed me a suit of clothes there I look ed at the coat and put it on. I looked in the bureau and came across his watch I put it in my left vest poeket. CUT HER WITH THK RAZOR. I started towarda the steps, when I got to the first step she came towarda me with a razor she had found in the bureau drawer. I grabbed the razor. It came open. I threw my haud back. I must have cut her somewhere about here. " He pointed to his breast in the neighbor hood of the throat. "The blood flew. I atudied. They are going to kill me! She started towarda the window. I told her not to move.buttoataud there .She suid, My hasband is coraiug. you ain't got bnt five minutes, I said, you want to hol low. PROMISED TO KBBP QUIET. She said she wouldn't, she woold sit down :n a cha^r ! started togo and then 1 went back and shoved her inthecioset and pnt the ehair behind the door. I tipped down f.tf.ir8 and went out the back way. I came out the kitchen and aaw a box of gWMlial in the win- ow. I paased Mr, Shielda nffer I went out to the street. He waa tulking loudly." "How did you know it waa Mr Shiekla ?" "I knew it by the pictare of him that I have seen aince. He waa the man I paaeed. WENT TO A RESTAIRANT. I went to a restanrant and got aome thing to eat. While there srfme one came in and Baid a wouian had been hurt up the atreet. I went back to the house and was with the crowd there. I had the wntehes in my pocket. I atuyed in Roa? noke u?itil the next dav, Sunday after noon aud went to Norfolk jnnction. wket? I went to work in a dining rooiu. I did not bonfeai until the day before I was brought here. Deputy Ferneyhough had given the Kflaod or third rap notifying the De pnty and Editor Mitcheil that the titne was out. WANTKO TO TAKK ?\KKCISK. "What did you wanf J" asked the Deputy. who had been rrevioual> told that Williains wauted to >ee hnn. ??I want to Rt4 out snuewhere, so I can tnkesomeex r-.is?>." "You cau't leave here." was the reply. "No," raapooded the Btutor, "you m l*st off in here. The lxs-t thing for you to do is to prny." Wlwii art' theygoiug to carry me awiiyV ' he asked. "I don't know was the 7,\sponse. Bid ding hini good-bye and telllng him th.it he mignt see him aguin N t'ore he h tr. Editor Mitcheil ptidsed b. th? tit; ??i cells M the lront of wlmh stood the pris-iuts, who had liatened intently to nll tluit had been aaid in the awfui re cital of Hocry Williains. He did not eriniinally as.-ault Mrs. Shielda. ? ut treated her in tHflf brutnl niauiier aa set forth iu the foregmng gruphic narratire. ,?' Tho legislature of Virginia passed a special emergeucy act, providing tor n chauge of venuo in rai>e or robbery cuses, either upon the motion of the de feuae or the commouwealth, or the act of the trial judge. Thia waa dono to anve the statc the rxpense in the trial of Ilenry Willianis. Go*. Momague aigned tho rueasure at once and roiu niunicated with Judge Wood, w!io, to tho aurpriae of uverybody refused to avail himaeli of this act and msisted that Williama be brought to Roanoke, where a vinunl reign of terror. ao iar aa colored people are concerued, has prevailed erer aiuco the brntal attack upon Mra. Alice Shields. OOY. M0NTAUUE DKTKKMIN'ED. Oov. Moxtauue mot this promptly by ordering eighteen er.mpanies from different aections of the atate to protect Wm.i.iams and Jutm;e Wood, on the nioruing of Tnesday. Feb., 16th, fouud hia court in the centre of a rirtual military cauip. Had thia precaation not have beeu taken.it iaa foregone conclasion that Wh.i.iams wouh 1 have been auojected to the most horrible torturo, ending with being burned at the stake. Roanoke is the place where a colored man waa lynched and hia body redaced to ashes a few years ago, deapite the fact that the military coiupauy fired on the mob, killing mauy. A vl i< k conviotion. Williama caae occapied the attention of the court just three houra. The in dictment charged him with attempted criminal assanlt, and the ot her one with robbery from the pereoti. That relating to criminal assault waa abandoned, aa both indictments carried with them hanging. Messrs. J. Raud Bryan and O. T. Martin were assigned as hia coun sel. Williama was oonvicted in about five minutes by a "fair and impartial" jary, aecured in Roanoke for the pur poae. He waa brought to Lynchbnrg for aafe keeping until March 18th, 1904, when he will be returned to Roanoke and be hanged dead by hia neck. JONAHS!! JONAHS!!! Mount Olivet Ilaptisl Chnrch. Who was the strongest man??Sam son,?No! Qoliath,?No! Who then? Answer?JONAH, because a whale could not keep him down. Monday night, March lat, 1904, in stead of February 22(1, aa published, at the Mt. Olivet Baptiat Church a new lectare, "JONAHS" will be given by Rev. D. W. Davia, A. M. Admiaaion, 10 cents. CJome early. Doors open at 8 o'clock. 2t WAITI I>?SEVERAL INDUS trioua peraona iu each atate to travel for hoase established eleven years aud with a large capital, to call upon mer chants and agents for auccesaf al and profitable line. Permanent engage ment. Weekly cash salary of #24 aud all traveling expem ea and hotel bills advanced iu cash each weok. Experi ence not easantial. Mention reference and encloae aelf-addresaed envelope. The Natioxal, I3t 382 Dearborn St., Ohicago Mra. Mary B. Wood, the wife of Rev. W. B. Wood is down sick with Lagrippe She improves very alowly. STARLIUHT III l ! ICIAL CLU1 NO. 1. Honors Its Fresident and Founder. On Monday night, Ftb. S. the Stu: light Beueficial Olub held its regular meetin^. iiiP'alled the officers for the ensuing term and preseuted to Mr. John H. Mabrey, Pre*?ident and Foun? der a haudsome star shape gold bnrtgo as a token of their appreciation and es teem. ^ On the pin ie insrribed President and Founder while in thecircle on thobadge proper is S. B. O, No. 1. The presentation apoech was deliver ed bv Mr. W. A. Kvle, who was in erery way equal to ti e taak. Mr.Mabrey res(>onded iu a fewwtll choaeu rrmarks, expreasing hia thanka for tht magnifi cieu*. bndge of honor. He is the fouuder of the cluhaudhas beeu its President siuce >S!>8 svhon it was orgauized. Manyl visitors were preaeut aud enjoyed the exercisea aud light refreabmeuta that wore served. Souie lodgfs have not as yet sent in ?h? ir M nii nniiual wpotUtOtbt Grand KeepflTof KocomIk and Seal, aithough the boM tllottM by law expirod Jmoufl, 1904. Ir is earneatly hoped that the uemban of the 1< dge will s?e t<> it tlmt the K. of R. nnd S., seud the semi-an 'in il report and uiouey for taxea at ouce. Vtrginia T?dgo No. 6 and Sanison I Lodge No. 1(5 held their rejiular nioet isi^s ou Alouday niglu, the Sth mst. Kewi for this. coluuni ahouldbesent tr> Nvuad. 504 N. 2nd c>v.. Rkmuuoij'. Pythiau Notes. The following ll a list of the officers of Auxiliary Lodgc No. I of Pcfcr.sburg, Va. Josiah Coleman, O. C, Edward Pranrh. V. O., William Ilarris, Prelate, D. B. Uornish, K. of R and B., Theop lis Hnsting, M. of. F, Richard Smith, M of Ex , Bobtrt Wnier, M. at A., John ,T. Elm. M. of W.. Moaea Batts, I. G., Wm. A. Scott. O G. Attenrlanta: Eiwa^d Wood, Theoplis H;?stings. Oraud Representative: William Harria. Alternate: William a Scott. Tho Ickiko is in a most excellent con ditiou aud great work ia expected from the above corp of offioers. >Vliites Hakt Aaaaults. Then- WM U rttemj ? 1 assault made on a colored ladj by a young whito man uear Hale Ford, Franklin couuty, Va., a few daya ago. It is reported that Mra Ella Boulx), wife of Mr. Joe Bouloo was assaulted by Charles Morgau, (white.) Mrs. Bouloo was at the honsc of Vin cent Morgan, brother of Charlea Mor gan, taking care of the houae and child while Mr. and Mr8. Morgan were viait iug a sick aister of Mrs. Morgau. Char? les Morgan made the attempted assault, but she defended herself. The excitemeut cauaed :>y the at tempted assault made on Li/.zio Arring ton, the fifteen year ola danghter of Mr. and Mrs, CaLaway Arrington, colored by John Pagan, a youug whito man has not died away yet. John Pagau at tacked Lizzie Arrington near the houae of James Hannabass. In the tuaale. Lizzie got iway from Pagan and ran to the hoase of Mrs. Hannabass, the wife of James Hannabass. Pagan puraued her to the house, meeting there Mrs Hannabass who protected the girl. Pa? gan gave up the brutal attempt. Lizzje Arrington is in the care of Mr. and Mrs. Hacnabaas where she has been for aeverul yeara, her parents being dead. These two assaults occnrred within a short tiine of each other, aud practically in the same neighborhood. The Pagan assault being committed near Felicia, Va. Baptist ttinister'a Conferenee. The Oouference was largely attended last Monday at the 5th St., Baptist Chnrch and much intereat waa diaplay ed in the buainess transacted. Rev. A. Ferguaon preaided and in the absence of Dr. W. T. Johnaon, Dr. Z. D. Lewia acted aa aecretary. Rev. L. R. Fr>iy8er opei ed the devotional exerciaes by read ing Epheaians 2: 1-10 and saug hymu "Gh>d moves in a myaterious way " Prayer was offered by Dr. Pmkney of the M. E. Ohuroh, after whtch Rev. A. 8. Thomas led in singing, "Gaide me O thoa great Jehovah." Joy seemed to fill every hoart. The reporta of the brethreu were then given in. The aermon of the hoar was preached by Rev. R. V. Pey ton from Isaiah 9:6. The s^rmop was well arranged, well thoaght of aud de livered in a masterly way and gave aatis faction to the entire Conferenee. It was diacusaed by Dra. Evaus Payne, A S Thomas, A. Binga, Jr., R. O, Johnson Z. D. Lewis, W. F. Orahani, Joseph Perry, Jeffreas and otherj. Sermon for next Monday morniug will b^ preached by Dr. Z. D. Lewis. Dr. Buiga gave a very intereating report of hia visit aud proaching at tho State Farm. It was a inosk touching report aud the whole Oonferencj felt that uvnoh gor>d had been done. Rev. R. O. Johnaon B D , will hold the next serrioe at the Scata Farm. Mias Delain, a Lady Missionary was preseat and was heard with pleas are. Dra. W. T. Johnaon and W. F. Graham are in Philadelphia.bat will be back next week ? Mr. W. F. Denay, the enterprising and progressive president of the Endow meiit Asaociatiou of Virginia has at tructed niuch attention and won for his company piaise from unexpected quar ters. He has put all of the vim neces aary for the auccosaful consammation of the plans which have been mapped out. He was rhosen to the offioe he now holds Arril 23. 190) and how well he has discharged the duties of his offlce is ahown by the aunonucement that the Endowment A-aiK'iation now has 12000 straight life policiea iu force. He enjoys the confidonce and esteem of thoae associatcd with him and it ia evident that with a continnation cf hia directing hand the future of his com piiiiy will be even bri?rhter aud more sucoesaful than the past. TheBrown'? A. M. E. Church at Smithfield. Va., Rev. J. Strange, pastor, has raiasjd IBBO 00 in n rally. Tho Sun day Bohool is iu a pwpOTOOl oonditiou. The estoemed pastor was the recipient of a st 'nii ou Dec. 30th, I'.Ht:'. aud much was Riven to him. Tvo cliairs are bo ing plaoed in the rhanrel. Rev. J. Straii^r is ready f?? the annual confer ence and hie meinlwrs are anxious that he be retnrned to theui. Rev. l)r. (?raliatn Kxplains. RicH-Mond, Va., Ftb. 15th, 1004, E :itor Ricumond Planet. Dt "tr Sir:? Thia item, "The suit of theRichraoud BtMBofcflJ Insurauce Co.aKaiust Rov.Dr. Graham for over $.">00 00 wasooniproinis Bftodaboal fWO.flQ agread opoa. Thia was the aiuoiint tliat kht Doctor stated that Iu; uweii" i.s OOfMOt and 1 thank you for the statemont, but it nced the sake <>1 niy tlMiisands of frieuds, a little explanatiou. In HK)1 the Richinond Benelioial In suraue| C'Miip.my built a atable on my lot for $21 0.00, iu which to keep their l-.or.-t s. It was to be paid for at ?'2.00 per uionth. I gftva tlieni my persuiml uoto with the agreement vritten on the baek of it. Upou my retiromeut from office as their t'resideut in 1002 they had to move their horse: out, but I was Inmncl by note to pay theiu the (100.00 at $2.00 per mouth, which I attempted to do, sendiug thum a eheok at oue time for $24.00, which tlioy kept for over a woek aud returuod it to me; thereupon they entered suit for damages for being put out of the atable, to the amount of $561.00. They lost and had to accept what I said I owed theiu. That is all. Yours respectfully, W. F. Graham. CHAVERS?Died Tuesday moruing Feb., 9th, at 20 niiuates to 8 a. m. Mra. Catheriue Chavera wife of Mr. D. J. Ohavers after a hrief illness of (> daya. Her funeral took place from the Firat Baptist Ohurch, of which ahe was a meinber for a numbor of years, Thura day at 3 p. m. Although the weather was vorv inclement, many hadgathered at the church to pay the last tribute of reapect. The servicea wen; coudacted by the pastor Rev. W. T. Johasou, D. D., and Rev. G. D. Pinkney, pastor of the Leigh St. M. E. Ohurch. The remaina were esoorted to their last resting place, the Mechanics' Oemetery, by the Star of the West Tent. The following gentlemen actedj^spallbearers: Honary Wm. Cu8talo, Aaron Harriaon, Wm. H. Jonea, Thorntou Wyatt, Jaa. Wilder. Active: John P. Graham, E. T. Jenkina Alfred ;Coats, 8. J. Gilpin, Richard Davi8, Ed. Carter Faneral director, A. Hayes officiated, Servant of God well dono, Rest from thy lovo employ, The battle foaght, the victory won, Enter thy Master'? joy. Religious services are conducted at the Central State Hoapital by Rev. W, B. Wood every Suuday afternoou at 2:30 o'clock. Theae aervices are mnch enjoyed by the iumates and attendanta. The ministers of Petersburg attend the aerviots alao. There ia a large at tendauue and good order. -Hon. Geo. W. Riaon, the well known contractor of Danville, Va., waa in the city this week and called on U8. He waa iu company with Mr. Wiu. L. Reynolds of Newport, R. I. Paaaed Away. Feb. 7.?At niae o'clock p. m , Loaiee Nelson. one of the oldoat and niost rea pected members of our race pasaed peacefully unto God. Aged eighty-rour yeara. The death of thia good woman de aerves more than a passmg notico aiuce her life and death were so intimataly connected with two phases of oa?- peo ple. She wa9 born in the days of alavery and was owned by the Braader family bat to them she was never conaidered a slave, rather the companion of her first mistresa Miss Patsey Braader and in Louisa Nelson'a childhood ahe waa tho plajmate of the graudmorher of the boya sho afterwards so tenderly cared for and was largtdy iustrunirtntal iu niakuiu rhe promiaing young men what they aro today No mother to them have been more loyal. ioving andaffeot ionato. Their suoeess was her greatest j ?y, and whatever sm-cess they inay at tain can but be largely tho re.sult of her patient inflaeneo They recogniz^ and gladly attest to this fact sinno to them theirmammy'a name U the synonym of the firieat qaalities of which our race is capable. Loniaa Nelsou was kind, good patient, just aud nevtr too tired to arrve others. These are the qualities that endear, enuoble, and will give onr people aa undying place in the anuala of time. For ? quarter of a century Mra. Nclaoo. lived iu the fanuly of Mrs. Robert Q. Cabell, and it was at their homo ahn breathed her last. Mrs Nelson wrb a member of Tn<: -? pendentOrder of St. Luke, the Inde peudent Order of Good Samaritans and df.nghter of Samaria and the Nelson Couneil 227 Order of 3t. Luke was uained for this good woman. The funo ral aervicea wero held Tnesday, eb 9th at tho Firat Baotist Church, Rev. W. T. Johnson ofnciating. The exerciaes were ciiaate and dignirted. The text of the sertuon being peculiarly appropriate "The memory of the just is bles<ed." The boja Rhe brought up werr the pali bearers and the bost peonle of two ra - asM-inbled to do her the last honor. Inaister Nelson s death and the tri bute paid her a fine lesson has been taught both white and colored, for it has given a practical evidence of the luveanddepndeneeexistiiigbotvreen the two r.ues Jiiul ^ivtn our people an h..neat pnx.f that n> matter what the notor who the p?M.p!e that "lhetnem ory of the j'ist is blessed." Two dao?b> tenmrrir* to mamxu their ktm. Mrs. VtrgtnJa Gaueway and Mi&s Julia Blnu. Rev. Kemp (iono. Tlie fnnerai of R?V. K. O. Kenp. lato DMtorof Cedar St. Church, took place Wednesdav l'Vh. :jid at tho 4ih Baptist Church QkarehhilL K v K.nip was bon at Clifton. Caro luiaC?mnty, Va . in Augnst. 1S.";2. Ht? WM naruaintri ? ? a mfm tu r <?f ihe ?. i'i 1 : l *? rl tvKik ch ????.? ad t!i Onion Bai-tist Jiiurch. treave,, D.iui. Va., ar-t serv-d M p i-lor t*>n yoars.* He ftlso hid I at the tmie of Kbenezer Church. OmoUm C<?.. Mt. ('ar'iiel Ctiureh. Hau overCo.. tad Kiptist Church, Ashland, Va.,andMt. Olivct ihurch. Spott.syl vauia Co., whioh church ho was pu.-t Mr of at tlie tme ot his death. Ho was the pastor of Cedar St . Baptist Church for fourtoen yenrs He WM also the fouu der of that church. At the funera!, the Muneters Confer? enee turno-il out Ui a b idy and motubera of tlie conferenee acted aa Pall bearora. The floral dosigus WWN very numerooa. Tho fanii v has the synipathy of their nianv friends, which synipathy waa ex presaed by the great numher of roso a tions seut. A. I). Price, funeral diroet or. EvvmImxIv Can Be Frotected, Hoir f By joining the Piedmont Murual A.s 80ciatiou in our Mercantile aud Iuda3 tnal Departiueut you shareiu begimung and do not have to die to wiu. Iu tur Beuevolout Uepartmeut yoo are proteoted tor acoident, aickueas and death from the date of your ceruficat** of luemborship. What heneftts do the members derive and how? Afees from 10to40 years next birth day, joiuiug fee $4.50, monthly dues Jo oents, sick benefita, weekly, $4 00; death beuents$125 00; ages I to lOyeais next birthday, joiuing fee $1.50, sick benefiU $2.00 weekly; death benefiU. $50.00. Ages from 40 to 60 years next birthday joining fee $4.50, sick beuefitfi $3.00 weekly, death beuefita $75.00. In our Profit Sharing Departmeut yon. can buy shares at $1.00 per share. (Shares limited to teu ) Be a member of the Association by buying a share at once. See cur agenta; have them fnlly explain the inatter to you; or we willdo so cheerfally by comraunication. We want one hundred more good Ageu s at ouce. Onr Ageuts are making from $5 00 to $8.00 per day. We pay big comrnission or salary. Experiencc on nece8sary. Address all comraunications to the Piedmont Mutual Association, 705 West Leigh street, (temporary office,) Rieh mond, Va. 3m<>. VIRGINIA?Iu the Circuit Oourt of the Oouuty of Henrico, the 17th day of February, 1904: Thomas H. Robersox.Plaintiff. vs. Efkie Roberson,.Defendan%. In Ohancery. The object of thia ?uit is to obtain for the Pluiutiff auainst tho defendanta di vorce a vinculo matrimonii; aud an affi davit having beeu made and filed that the defendant isa non resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that she do appear hero within fifteen days aftec the due publioatiou of thia order, in one of the papera published m the Oity of RLhmoud, and do what is necesaary to protect her interest herein. A copy test. - Samuel P. Waddhx, Clork. Thom\s, Atty. To Effie Robfrson: You are hereby notified that on tho 6th day of April, 1004, at the office of Wm. H. Turpin, a Oommissiorer in Ohancery, Room No. 11, Shafer baild ing, Ruihinocrt, Va., between tho hoors of 0 o'okxtk a. in., and 4 o'olock d, m., of that day. I stutll proceed to take tho d?positions of Heorj Ooleinau and others, lo bo read as evidence in my be half in tho ab >vo styl^d suit, pftndiug h th.i Uircuit Oourt of Henrico Oouuty, Virni'i'.i. If froni any cause the taking thereof i)e n ?t oom?eooed, or if ooouMaood bo not oooohKied on that day, the taking of siid deposirion* will be continaed from day to thiy, or from time to timo btCWBjoa thu same hour*. and at Uim saiue place. until comploted. TUOMAS H. ROBJHMO*, Feb. 17th, 1904. By Joonjol.