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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 1905. PRICE FIVE CENTS Hon. A. W.. Harris Ar? rested in Petersburg. WAS QUICKLY BAILED. CHARGED WITH BEING AN ACCESSORY IN THE THEFT OF COTTON. POSITIVE DENIAL OF THE CHARGE. HAS ENGAGED ABLK COUNSEL. PBTBR3B?RO. TA.. Not. 17? Hon. A. W. Harria, a well known colored lawyer. Republican politi? cian, and farmer in Dlnwlddie coun? ty. . at prevent employed In the lnt" ? revenue office in Richmond, la ? ,a.jr arrest tere on three war ran two cf which cha ?-e ilm with stealing two balerf c. r .on from Arrlnarton and Green cotton broker? of thla city, the tblid charging the theft of 142.18. the price received for part of the alleged stolen proper? ty from J. C. Robinson. ARRESTED SATURDAY. Mr. Harria w? arrested Saturday afternoon on the two warranta, charging the theft of the forty-two dollar bale and the taking of the money for It. He was balled in the sum of 1200 for hi? appearance In the mayor's court Wednesday morn? ing.Mr. Alex. G. Tatum being his bondsman. The third warrant, charging the theft of a second bale, valued at $52, on November 23ni. IM served s? Harris this morning while he was on his way to take an electric car for Richmond, and was the result of a confession by Robert Tralnor, a colored porter employed by Mr. J. C. Robinson, a cotton broker whose office adjoins that of sierra. Arrington and Green. IMPLICATED BY TRAINOR. Tralnor waa ?out on to the grand jury by the mayor last Friday morn? ing on the charg? rf stealing the fifty-two dollar bale from Arrington and Green. He at first atoutly de? nied hie guilt, but weakened, and rday made a confession to ' of Police Ragland, implicating Mr. Harria, for whom a third war? rant was then issued. Tralnor is accused of taking, on ? ? - oth, a bu non shi, , Arrington and I J. R, Richardson, and marked "J. H. R.," from the sidewalk In front of thcir store and hiding it in the cellar of I Robinson store, where it was fu ihe "J. H. R." mark cut .. and "A W. H " substituted, the money for the cotton, $4 2.18, hav? ing in the meantime been collected at Mr. Robinson'? office by William ?? >red. who Is employed in \\ . Harris' office, in this city. DENIES ALL? CHARGES. Dailey ?.nies all knowledge of any crookedness In the matter, but is said to have made statements that Involved Harris. Trai nor waa arrested after the disappearance of a second bale from the front of Arrington and Green'e ? re on Nov. 23d. which was also found in Mr. Robinson's cellar with the initials "A. W. H." substituted for the owner's mark. An attempt to collect for this bale at Mr. Robin? son's office failed. Trainor's con? fession accuses Harris of instigating the trick and receiving all the pro? ceeds. DR. ALEXANDER ON BOND. After the second arrest ttiie morn? ing, Mr. Harris was bailed in the sum of $500 for his appearance in the Mayor's Court Wednesday morn ing. Dr C. R. Alexander, a well known colored physician, was his bondsman. Great Interest has been aroused by the arrest of Mr. Harris, who is a leader among the colored people, and hsa heretofore had a good repu? tation. He denies the charge, and has engaged Messrs. Hamilton and Mann as counsel. Seriously AJHicted. Mrs. Sarah Smith, wife of Rev. A. B. Smith of 907 N. Third St. Is In a most pitiable condition. She seems to be demented and she has been removed to the Richmond Hos? pital for treatment. She was Jnst preparing for her wedding annivers? ary, when she was stricken. Her frfsnds are hoping that her malady Is only temporary and that she may be rstsiod completely to health a Woalda't Writ.? "??." Before Ne? gro's Name. Montgomery. Ala. Nov. 21. A local paper printed a story to the that in a store of the city a white lady clerk wad discharged for refusine to write the proflr "lira." the came of a colored womar* who had bought some goods and or? dered them aent out to her home. Doiens of people bare been trying to discover the name of the mer? chant who did such a. thing. There is a wave of indignation that has spread all over the city, and it prom isea to go quite hard with tho pro? prietor who made the break. The story went on to relate that the negro woman went into the the atore and made a purchase. She asked that it bo sent out. When it came back fron*, the wrapper the clerk asked the name and ad It was Riven with instruction writ.? If "Mrs.?? This the girl re I ' to do. saying that ehe was not in the habit of calling colored wo? men "Mrs." The customer, the sto ry govs. made complaint to the pro? prietor, who, it is charged, call lady clerk to him and discharged her In th? I the insistent customer, for th? failure to write the title. Newspaper men on the cap?tol run found everybody talking about it. They were holding little impromptu ngs here and there and saying things right out loud. One instated that the paper be requested to pub? lish the name of the merchant, and It was unanimously determined that the man who had thus offended was to be punished by a general with? drawal of trade and respect, and the girl was to be provided with not on new and better position, but a <\>i.u-nte: <"nristni*s McClures. Joseph W. Folk, Frontispiece, photographic portrait. Folk. Wil? liam Allen White. Illustrated with portraits ami photographs. The ("loud and the Mountain, a poem, I Florence Wilkinson,. Th.? Courtship of the Boss, Anne ?'Hagan, illustra? ted by Arthur L. Keller. Ixtve of Life. Jack L<>ndon. illustrated by E. L. Blumen.-?chien. reproductions in ?oi.ir. Ken.inisi euces of a Long Life. Carl Schurz; Part II?School days, illustrated with portraits and photographs. The Deepwater De? bate. May Mr Henry, illustrated by 'r'i>-*.I?Tick Dorr Railroad ?>s. Ray Stannard Baker, illus? trated with portraits. Never give all the Hvart. a poem, W. B. Yeats. Thunder and Calamity. Adeline Knapp, illustrated by F. Richardson. A Parable for Husbands, Jean Web A by Charlotte Hard? ing, reproductions in tint. A Lullaby, a poem. Mable Mahin. The Ashes of Old Wishes, Herminie Teinpk'ton, illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan. Editortal: Charlen E vans Hughes, with portrait. The Final Test of Christianity. Rev. Chas D. Williams, with portrait of the : author. Died Suddenly. Mrs. Mary Anderson, Bister of Mrs. Mildred Johnson died suddenly at 1000% St. Peter St. early Sunday morning. Nov. l?*th before day after a brief illness. She had been At work at her service place all day Saturday and had secured a preacrlp on from the physician. She had ta? ken two doses and later was attack? ed by one of her usual spells and died in a short time. The affair was accordingly most distressing. Her funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the Sixth Mt. Zron Baptist Church. -:o: ?Mr. J. W. Johnson, the Nary Hill Financier, passed through Ra? leigh. N. C. He spent a day and nigh* and was highly pleased with the progress of the colored business [mea of that city. KNIGHT* OF P\THI\v ^ ?w lyodg?? in Portsmouth. Portsmouth. \a., Nov. 23. ; Grand Chancellor John Mitchell. Jr. arrived here last evening a< panied bf Cot. F. R. JsSerson, I John Q, Smith. Pas' Chancellor Jas. rrester and Past Chancellor B. S. Bakvr. They came for the pur I>o?e of Instituting a now lodge of Knights of l'yt hias here. They ?.en met by Major Archer l>r?-v.. wli a carriage In waiting and the ; was convey??.? to Ins fin?? ; whero the Madam?? did all la power to make the stay pleasant. zing suppVr was m anJ joy reigned supreme It was after ? o'clock before the hull wa<! ? * ami it was wh<n the tnttiu'ion aras began. The work was done In 2 hours and 5 min ind Chan I ? . resent and Ultam M. 1. Those who assUt.il were Sirs Joshua ?aaj Robinson, c. Hrown. Canaries L. Wynn. Edwin M Hoof h. arU Hard KTOve, Ttiomas ??: .tltop, Douglass. Edward Stratton, H. i hu Dumi, ?> 0 t'oies, i. U. t'oies and Lee Hunt. The new body will be known aa Puritan Ix)dc< ?G. The officers aro Chancellor Com? mander: Me (;. rok?s; Master of Work. George Johnson; Vice Chan? cellor. Wm. EC, Darby; Prelate, An nanias Johnson; Keeper of Records aud Seal. Frank G. Elliott; Master Of PtB?CO. Frank W. Walker; Mas? ter at Arms. Wiley Knight; Inner ' Dani? I Dunham: < Guard. Jesse Thomas: Master of Ki ? r. Miles Grjtfin. Tru^ .lin Winti, Edward Garner, Lu cius Johnson. Aftsf th? initiation a most ? lent rapasi v.;in sorvod. CsflJt, Wins low was pre.s*af. The clam cho\s.lir was especially fine and srsrybod] I This L< organized through ?Torts of Special Deputy (?rand Chancellor Frank Proctor and the Grand Chancellor was outspoken in commendation of him. He h*d sur I him with the success of his vfforts and he had m.oie good the promise Kiven at Roanoke The visitors including Dr. Wm. E. Atkins. Grand Medical Director then repaired to th*? residence of Major j Archer Drew, where they decidid lo sj.i'mi ; tie niKht. He had prepared ? for three, but he had seven on his hands. Pa? lor chairs were called into requisition and the party bunk? ed there all night. It i- ;s to state that Major Archer Drew had a full supply of eatables and dessert for each man had on his countenance "the smile that wont come off." They were royslly ?ntirtatned. It was G:i>3 Thursday morning when Dr E. R. Jefferson, Dr. Wm. E. Atkins. Sir James S. Forrester, who assisted the Madame in preparing breakfast Capt. John G. Smith. Sir S. S. Baker and the Grand Chancellor started for Norfolk to take the 6:45 C. and O. steamer. When Sir Baker awoke, he found himself trying to put on his feet two right foot shoes and it is claimed tbjxt Capt. Smith had hidden the left foot one. Sir Baker claims however that he bad to dress Capt. Smith and there ou are. ?:o:? A BIG FIRE. Heavy Loss st the Negro Reformatory The Negro Reformatory in Han over county suffered a severe loss by fire Wednesday. Nov. 22d. The value of the buildings farm imple? ments, live-stock 'and farm products that went, np in ?moke Is estimated at $10.000. The insurance was something over $3.506 and the net loss was accordingly over $6.000. On? of the the boys in Jumpreg down drove a nail through hi? foot. Ho ass auffsred much as a result of it. Alone with Conscience. I se.t alone with mj conscience. In a place where time had ceased; And we talked of my former living In the land where the years in? creased : And I felt I tihouid have to answer The question put to me. And to face the answer ?ad question Throughout an eternity. The ghosts of forgotten actions Came floating before my sight. And things that I though-., ware dead things Wer?? ah*.? with a a*rr!b? might; Ani the vision of all my pafMsaW Was an awful thing tu fais. Alone with my conscience sitting In that solemnly sileni place. And I thought of a far-sway warning. Of a sorrow that was to be min*. Ib s laud that then was the future, H-jt now was the present time; And I thought of my former think Inc. of a judgement day la ? But sitting alone with my conscience. fi>r in*?. And I wondered if there was a fu t ti re To this land beyond thi? grave; ?io on?? gave me an *nsw. And ??> one came to sj,?e. Then t felt that the futur? was pres? ent. And lb< woul ? never go by; Por it wa^ but the thought of my past 11 f e <?rowu Into eternity. Then I v. ok.? from my | ream rac< on paused away. And I KJ fur-away warning lay; And I pray that I may ? for. In this land before fbs ? That ? ? .i\ ne' Mire. And no osv ve. Ami se I . lu-.l a lesson Which I ought to have lea ' >re. And which, though I lesrned in dreaming, .? to forget no more. ce ?a the -to the years in And I try '?> In "?*ie laud where time will ? And 1 know of the future Judgment. How dreadful soe'er it b<?. That to sit alone with my conscience Will be Judgment enough fo* me. ?:o: m \ i?u. nowi.iM; mm. Careas Work In Norfolk. ? H. Bowling. D. D., pastor Of the First 1 lurch of Nor? folk, Va. was in the city last week. He report! his work in a prosperous condition. His peo pie are jusi completing the finest church-building owned hy any color nation In the Unit. >d tow da and with : of hrick. The granite is pink vith In.! ..? trimmings. All of the inside wood-work is of qaai oak. The east a%ea completed will approximate If?.???. The aeattec capacity will be nearly 1,400. It as a frontage of 7Oft, 6 in It.r?. Dr. Bowling has raised $13. ? luring the last thirteen months. This Is a most remarkable shuwing. Resolutions. Whereas it has Almighty God to remove from our midst our worthy Brother W. B. Brooks, we do most humbly submit to his will. Our loss is hi s eternal gain. il\ed. first, that we have lost a good and faithful member and we ?hall e\er ret: haf faithfulness and loyalty to the Brotherhood. Resolved, second, that we sympa? thise with his bereaved family and pray that God will ever guide them and throw around them every ne? cessity of life. Resolve*!, third, that a copy of these resolutions be placed on our books and a copy forwarded to his family. Done by order of Newport News Lodge. No. 7 4 K. of P. at Newport News, Va. this 14th day of Nov., 1905. SAMPSON HOFFLOR. C. C. A. B. GAINES. ?. of R. and S. o: ?The Very Reverend Thomas B. Donovan, Superior of St. Joseph's Society called on us last week. He was from Baltimore and was here looking over the field. Ke reported the work among the colored people as progressing. He expects to re? turn about Christmas. -:o: ?Prof. D. D. Bruce, M D. of Philadelphia. Pa. was In the city last Judge Emory Speer is Supreme|in Georgia. HENRY JAMISON CASE. CITES OFFICIALS TO APPEAR FOR CONTEMPT?TECHNICAL QUESTION AT ISSUE?THE OUTCOME DOUBTFUL. WILL HE JAIL THE MACON CITY OFFICERS? MACON. G ? . Nov. 2 5.?The ex 1 sensation in the Jamison case came tonight when Judge E algiied an or' ring Chief of M Wimberly and Superintendent ; Wtnibtsh of the l'ibb county chain puas, i<> appear before him In th?? : on Jan asd show caute why they should not be attached and punished for con? tempt of court. rman ap? plied to JudKe Speer tonight for an attach?at for contempt, and after ton the order was d and served on the three of Ah. In addition t<? U :upt pro? li rod a writ of tiabens corpus front .' ? >n, of the superior cour tumulili? c ,luy Boralag, at Bupsrltendenl Wl will nhow rniifo why Jamison should ? released from tin? Kang. Thie with the procedure through (' "1* s-? ? .? of the 1 ? utt. CAUSI OF THE ACTION. Without waiting for Judge ? .csh th?? writ of habeas corpus released Henry Jamison from . .bt? county chalngang. i'ouner Usa? morning re-arreeted t1ie cause of the famoua fight on Ma con's recorder"? court, and early this morning he was acni to the rhaingang and clothed in the stripes which Judge Speer de? clared infamous punishment. Th? manda: United States supreme court directing Judge I to quash t!.e writ and dismiss Jami petition was recti ved in Ma con I? ?.iy and >esterd:r Attorney Minter Winiberly went be eer and asked that an order be pas:-? \e time Judge Bpasr *as hearing bankruptcy pro? ceeding?, and lined to take vii) the matter at that time. I night, shortly ftftOf midnight Chief Jamison's .-.ant Hill, and ? him under arreet. The negro re I, it Is said, ?od api' ry epithets to the /s finest, but he was 1 beblad :>,r? bar? of a head the Karly this morning, the chain authorities WT*re notified to r.? Jamison, that he miglit eom :itence la upon him over . igo by Judge Not? tingham. and !. red to tlic gang at 6:30 o'clock. A'torney Alexander Akerman who with Secretary of State Elihu Root, was counsel In the Jamison case in ;h?? I'nited States supreme court, at ? LMti s'eps for the release of his client frora the chalngung. When he heard of Chief Conner's action, he was highly Incensed and declared that Jamison would not long remain on the gang. It was currently rumored that Chief Con? nor would be jailed for contempt of Judge Speer's court, but throughout he acted under tfte advice of City Attorney Winiberly. ATTORNEYS' OPINION. Just whether or not Chief Con? ner's action was in contempt is a question on which attorneys differ. Some say that Jamison was a free man until the habeas corpus which discharged him was quashed and his petition dismissed by Judge Speer, and that to arrest him before that time waa in contempt. Ottiera, however, claim that when' City Attorney Wimberly filed the mandate of the United States su? preme court in Judge Speer'? court, the case waa settled and It was up to the city authorities to carry out the sentence imposed upon Jamison ? over a year ago by Judge Netting-! ham. It le known that Attorney Akor man Intended fighting for Jamison'? release by the state court route and that hie wonld ask J*d$? Falt?n, of the ?uperlor eonrt. for a writ of ha? beas corpti? before Judge' * Speer passed an order a? directed by th? ?ares supreme court. The action of Chief Conner wa? a , surprise to Jamison and his at'or ind few thought he would ar i'he negro and tak?? chancee of t to Jail by Jedge Speer. I k.rman wants to out of the gang thr I the federal courts, if possible, and take up the light in the state . Ik. KM?.H 1^ <.| |?\ ill! \s The Fir-t < ourt at Clifton I orge. Tiri? ti sellor John Mit. hell. Jr. arrived here yesterday noon at i":4u to organize ShaT on Court. No. I?, lie was met here Sauna Brown. District :iMi vVOrdl) CO DOI < :'.??G of CoMimton. Mrs Metti.? New. and V . M Harris of the : with Mr Hanks. Dr. E. T. Connor, and Mrs. Anna I he party was COI the i. of Mr. and Mrs. Banks and then later they repaired to Scott.'? Hotel ?here they were made :<? ? upper was eerved In fine Ktyie there. Mrs ?. G Scott and her husband did all in their pow? r to make the atay there pleasant. Miss Camilla BaeU and Mrc. Camilla Q. Sellers and aflea ?. I. were the presiding geniuses. The initia? tion t.H)K place at BeoUt Halt Blr * Seal assisted. The following are the officers of he in'* Court which will be known as Sharon Court. No )f Worth] fior, Mrs. Lizzie Qoodwta; Worthy laspectrlz, tt: Worthy Inspector Anna Banks; Senior Direct Junior Directress, Mrs. listi Mrs Susie Taylor. : of Deposits, Mrs. Jan? r of Deed?, Mrs. Annie Thomas; U. of Accounts, atlas Beatrice Taylor; Hera Becort, Mrs. Mrs Fannie Jones; As Miss Adelli lolph. T: Dr. ? S. M. Turner. This cour, ? : through Borte of Mrs. Beasse Browa of Covington and l?r. ?. T. Connor of Clifton Forge. Oread Worthy Counsellor was outspoken iti Ins commendation of ? t Mr. Robert also. Sir Mitchell left at 12 o' lock last night for Richmond. :o: Bhe Has Crossed the River. The many friends of Mrs. Mary A. Anderson ???? much shocked at her death which OCCerred Sunday morn ? t 4 ?. M Nov. 19th at the ree ? of her sister. Mr??. Mildred Johnson. Her illness was brief and I unexpected. Her funeral took place Tuesday evening from the Jasper Memorial Church of which she had been a member for nineteen years. The services were conducted by the pastor Dr. R. V. Peyton as? sisted by Rev. Chas. Phillips. The beautiful solo. "Some day we will understand," was rendered by Mrs. Atice Kemp Burrell. The profusion of flowers wae a fit testimony of the sympathy of her many friends. Her casket wae borne by Messrs. Darius Harris, Sam ael I^eftwtch. Henry Baugh. Robert Kinney, Thomas Archer and A. W. Parham. Honorary; R. T. Hill. Rev S. C. Burrell, Rev. S. P. Robinson, Clifton Cabell. Fsr from this world of toll and ? " atrlfe. She Is present with the Lord, The labor of her work is done. End m a large reward. Her sister. '<?-. ?-???:o: ?Mrs. Carrie B. Brown, wife of Mr Clauds Brown wee removed from her residence. No. fie N. 3rd [St to the Memorial Hospital last ' Tuesday afternoon. She waa ac ' companlcd to the hospital by Miss ! Alary Kose, Mrs. Otelia Harria and Nellie Sear?. JACKSON?? ?p marriage of Mis* Clara L. Dr. James E. Jackson? will ited Thursda> ? - G M. at the home of the bride, IV. ?.oiph st Reception 8:30 to lo:30. Friends invited. No cards. lb. Tru? Reformer Kalt. The time gi. ,'rur Reform? ers by Mrs. Molile Browne E d last Thursday. Rev. W. I, r has not returned to the city and i' i that further do ?ay v? ii! I? It was r ed on t that the officials had settle up, but there was no way of verifying th? rumor. At ? Jackson stated that he had a plan that he thought would adjust the latter. it was evident that this plan would suit the True Reformers, but very doubtful that it would auit Mrs. Smith as It would he a rase of what ehe consider? a ttnty for an uncertainty. It will be at least a month before the matter will be definitely decided The suit has not been as yet entered. ? :o: I'KINiN ? I.s \M> HHIRFS. he Metropolitan Steam Laun dry i.s the only one that did not raise pria school children had bolide] Issi Thursday and Friday. - epent ksglvln; -shurg, Va. ind game remember Mr. H. F. Jonathan. Ho will tors? jroa promptly. r that pain in the stomache, call on Mr S W. Robinson. You for there, and of (he right kind. Harper is sewing on the uniform of the boys at th? gro Reformatory in Hanover Co Mr E. F. Johnson, president of the Richmond Beneficial Insurance : the Knights of Pyth i is now a full fledged member of the Order. The First Battalion under com matui of Major? ?\ i.i. A. Robinson was inspe? ? night by As sietant Inspector General Benjamin S-tptt Th.? Fl?t Brigade Rand was out and discoursed lively airs. ?The Knights of Pythias will soon have a fully equipped Band under the leadership of Lead er E. P. Lee. New instruments and latest style uniforms will be ordered for the men. ?Mr. John M. Higglns needs no words of commendation at our hands ret goods commend him. Read advertisement. They all know that ?a i p be well treated at his pal ace of business. ?The place to get furniture will bo found in another column and Charles Q. J?rgens* Son will be the one to wait on you. All of the latest designs ready for delivery. Easy payments Is a feature. ?Rev. W. H. Brooks, D. D.. pas? tor of the Nineteenth St. Bapt. Church of Washington. D. C. called cm us last week. He preached an able sermon at the Ebenerer Bapt. I Church last Sunday morning and electrified the .people at the Shar on Bapt. Church last Sunday night.