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? VOLUME XXV, NUMBER 27. RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1908. PRICE. FIVE CENTS. sunniNG up of THE EVIDENCE Senator J. B. Foraker's Concluding Remarks. THE END 0E THE GREAT SPEECH. CONVINCING AND LOGICAL. HE SUBMITS THE CASE. tCONTIMKD FUOM I.AST Wl t?,? laiBortaet ?uff? ir? i, among them tbe follow; ? bj tbe Baaator from " tion ?if the r?M-or?ls of th? ?listed. Tha* ??ees;- '???<? tl.?m lO ha?? and other richte. OB that point, bill ????'G? .1 b) iii>solf proi aa follows: ? ? ? The leeore1 showing it Iunior eball -. annulled, set a i for aaa Thl? bill further |.r?>vi?iea: That In any ease wh? recu? lar term of enlistment which the soldier was serving at the time when discharged without honor hss In the meanwhile expired, his record ehall be, and 1. I so aa to show an honorable discharge at the tini?? of tbe expiration of such enlist ment . This bill further provides: That in caae any of the nonrora- ' missioned officers or enlisted men be? longing to said companies an?i dis? charged without honor shall have died sin??? they were so disociar. and Before the passage of this act, but ? who shall hav.? t testified under oath or mad?? affidavit before their deatb. that the] di?! not participate tn said ?shooting affray or have any knowl? edge with refereaee thereto. their HHKtlie records shall be. and b?? are, corrected In accordane?* with the provisions of this act, etc. / There are a number of cas which this provision would be appli? cable?a number of cases as to which the law would fall in its parpoaSJ if It did not contain some taich provis? ion. All these provisions as to the cor? rection of the records of these men are absolutely necessary if are pro? pose to meet all the cases that will arise and treat them as equity and justice require. These bills differ in another re? spect. The order of the PresUent discharging them without honor for debarred them from reenllst ing in either the Army or the Navy of the United States. The bill introduced by the Sena? tor from Missouri does not remove tbe bar against reenlistlng In the Navy of the United Statee, while my hill does explicitly remove that bar. The importance of this is not in the fact that these soldiers may want to reenlist In the Navy and find Csem I debarred therefrom, but In the fact that so long as any part of said order of dismissal stands against them they aie at least pro tanto in disgrace and deprived of rights to which they are entitled. Another difference is in the fact that the bill of the Senator from Mis? souri does not restore to the noncom? missioned officers who may reenlist the rank they held, which my bill Failure to do this would be a denial of Juki Still other differences might he pointed out. but those mention? sufficient for present purposes. The main difference is the first in Vlieated. That shows that these bills an- based on radically different th?? orie?. The biil introduced by myself re? quires every man who seeks reenlist ment to purge himself by making oath as to his innocence of every crime connected with the shooting affray: not only that he did not par? ticipate in the shooting, but that be has no knowledge with respect there to and that he has not withheld any knowledge from anybody. These are requirements with which these men can comply, aad under all the circumstances the test is sufficient and all that ahould be asked. It la now more than eighteen months etnee thia shooting occurred It la almoat a year and a half since tha- ma-? arar? dlartiarged and became , 1 < Th?'\ hJ a" tn,e parka? aader ? ti? ally am ti: Nui :run?l jni or?.? ? th'' onrt-martlal, :' n>" in court-martin] . Military Affali ri y all tfcaan men * tlon or la satin?? form or ? Led as most II ? as t??>. (ir four limes. They have . aBB-exam ? : ring a!'. withstanding all these tr?ala to which not on?> ?ias baaa adduc?*d anywhere by anybody of any kind r to point to any particular I ae Baiati of any of? fense of any naturo in a-onnection with or growing out of thla ehooting BaTra] This fact alono, disregarding al togsthar thoir own poaltlve testimo? ny aa to thoir lnnoconco. should bo . h to authorize tho acceptance affidavits thoy ?111 ha? r?quir?-d to make under tho bill I bav?? offer?'d aa a sufficient baela for tlioir reenllsf mont. especially In view of the fact that it is provided In my bill? That nothing in this act contained shall bo oonstnx'd to prohibit tho prosaM-tition and punishment of any soldier reeallatlnc under th?? provis? ions hereai as to vliom It may at any time hereafter appear that he did p?rticipate In said shooting af? fray or have? knowlrdg?? thereof which U withhold. If those mon aro innocent as they claim to bo. they can not make other or further statemont than my bill requir?'s th?-ni to make, for all an In I man can do if charged with the commission of an offenae is to say he did not do It. and that he knows nothing whatover about It, ex? cept it ho to account for his wh.-r?? ahonts at tho time when th?? aa" <'?mmitt.'d. and that has done by every man In this battalion who was present at Brownsville that night. To require more is to require an impossibility, and to require a man to prove his innocence is to outrage Justice by rovorslng the .rule of evi? dence that obtains in every civilized cou.itry. But tho hill offered by the Sena? tor from Missouri is most extraor? dinary in another rospect. I venture to claim that it is without a prece alani in all the history of the liberty loving. English-speaking nationa of the earth. It requires two things of these m?ii in violation of the fundan; spirit of our institutions and which, in my opinion, it would be a disgrace to the Congress of th?? United 81 to exact : First, that men accused of crime shall prove UaBjr innoconce: and, se? cond, that they shall prove their in? nocence to the satisfaction of a judge who has already pr.judi???'! their case ani once, or twice, or throe times, and casually, but repeatedly and of? ficially, and earti time with a manl ion of the most unqualified tlon that not only some of tho uncharged did tho shooting, but that many, If not all of them had knowledge of the perpetratore which, through a conspiracy of silence, they have refused to divulge. In his message to the Senate of December 19. 1906, in response to resolutions of the Senate calling for information on the subject, the Pres? ident said: I am glad to avail myself of the opportunity afforded by these reso? lut ions to lay before the Senate the following facts aa to the murderous conduct of certain members of the companies in question, and aa to the conspiracy by which many of the oth? er members of these companies saved the criminals from Justice, to the dis -ates uniform. In that same mossa: ? ?, he said: As to th?? tmncommissiotia'd offl men, there can he no ?loutit whatever th were privy, aft.-r If not before idnd of limp?? w ho ' irt la tin* murder ous G? ? refer keoufe r for proof of the : probably ail. af the aoa? ?Ila-al offl? I wer?? ill who ware respon ;<> In their personal ????? la the atta? Furtlnr along In that same nios sage ho said: There is no queation as too tho mnrder and the? atteaaOl al murder, Is no question that some of th?? soldiers were guilty thereof; there la no question that many of tha-Ir comrades privy to the deed have com ! to shelter the crimlaals from just! Again, in that same message. h<? speaks on that same point as follona: So much for the original crime A blacker nevar stained the annals of our Army. It has BBBB supphment ed by another only less black in the shape of a successful conspiracy of sl for the pai pona of shi?'ldlng who took part in the original conspiracy of mur Further along in that same mes? sage he repeats, as foli? some of the noncommissioned officers and many of tho ?en of tho throe companhs in question hav?? banded fogothar in a ??.iispir.? prof??? t tin- assassins and would-ho assassina who have disgraced their uniform, by the conduct above relat? ed. Many of them may have known circumstances which would lead to the conviction of those engaged in the murderous assault Th?-y have stolidly and as one man broken th?-ir oaths of enlistment and refused to help discover the criminals. In that same message occurs also the following: Incidentally I may add that the soldiers of longest service and highest position, who suffered because of the order, so far as being those who de? serve most sympathy, deserve least, for they are tho rery mon upon whom we should he able especially to rely to prevent mutiny and murder. In his message of January 14, sub? mitting the Purdy testimony, occurs fh>? following: The evidence, as will be seen, shows beyond any possibility of hon? est question that some individuals among tho colored troops whom I have dismissed committed the out rages mentioned, and that some or all of the other individuals whom I dismissed bad knowledge of th?? do? 1 and shielded from the law these who committed it. And then, finally in that same mee isage, as though afraid his numerous positive and unqualified statements |on this point would not bo beli I he said: It Is out of the question that the fifteen or twenty men engaged In the assault could have gathered behind the wall of the fort, begun firing. some of them oa the porchea of the barracks, gone out into the town, fired in the neighborhood of 200 shots in the town, and then returned?the total time occupied from the time of the finit shot to the time of their return being somewhere in the neigh? borhood of ten minutes?without many of their comrades knowing 1 (Contino?*! oa Eighth Page.) k\K.MI>s OF l'YTIII W ? \??\? ??'i.urt in floanoke-<.raml Worthy Counsellor Mit? bell 1 ????p?. ?ok.?. Va.. .Tune 2d. \ Orion Court No. isc was organ? ise*?] ? ? ng by Oraad vVor ? unsi'llor John Mitchell. .Ir., as I by afra Margare rrell, Pi-.tr; and Wo hj Coun? sellor, Mrs. Fantii?? Law Son. Pax ton. Mrs Zenobia Banister Mr wich, Mrs afoHle J.ffriR. Miea \r.na J. Richards? ? rs of the new Court ? Inatallcd as folios solio?. Worthy Inspeetrix, Mrs Jenale Cori Worthy Inspector. Mrs. Mar?. Thorn it son: - Klla Loektayer; Janlor Direi Harriet Hurtt: Orator, Mrs. i,imls deter of La Bettle Harbour ? uirits Mrs. Ophelia Robinson; R lite, Mrs. Maria Hrow: Branch: C Mrs Parthenla Whit? : As?? ? ??. Mr?. Ella ral.i. tiKton: l? Mrs Truste???. Mr? ?? ? rs. Cintha , Mrs Ari?? Keeling. aeraed and ?-.in?liilat?-s were much pl?aa^ ?1 This Court was organized throu: : troll and ? ?1 Worth ? com r r highly, ? :th Or. ? ?? Bar? inorili "to for his fa tue In ! Itnml II.? li..?. lay Jh-h**?^ All .ire invi? end the Fifth ?1 on next Sun.: . "Barrel : Come and bring a fri.nd. Tin school is becoming more inviting Sniifl.iv Bxeellent programme B. H PEYTON. Sape, ? '* MITCHELL. S? (.11.PIN ? Ht KTON. The marriage of Miss Nann Burton to Mr David I) Cilpln will take piece Wednesday. June 17, 19ns ifth Str.-.t at 8:30 o' ? i.>. k p M Prienda are Jn\ No lai Mations. ?No need to ! eel. Na? tional Convention will Meet in Rich? mond, Va. Jun?? |a Leagne Hall. t.?.n?? It?? fore. Btaaard Watte of Natural Brtdf formerly ?>t Rlclunoad. Va die : M M 11? r husband was burled three exa? tly the da> sh? died. She had nursed bim ????? months and was taken atea* a week after he died. She was very ill for two weeks and bore ber illness with Christian for? titude. She era? the founder of th?? Hyacinth Court, No. 110, I. O. of C . organized August 24. 1907 She was then appoint ed by Mr John Mitchell Jr., O. \V. C., as the District Deputy Q u. C. of the I. O. of C. also the W. Inspector of Hyacinth Court 130. She leaves three daughters, two sons, two sisters and a host of rela? tives and friends to mourn their loss Her aunt. Mrs. Julia Scott of Rich? mond, Va. attended the funeral. "Asleep In Jesus, blessed sleep From which none ever wakes to ? p." Her sisters. MISS EMI!.Y C STANARD. MHS FLORENCE V. MO? lasases .uni I.liti.? ?..ri?, stop assi Head Tin-. You can have a fine hat for a little mon?;, at Mrs M D ChsmlOQ, the Ing mjlllner in low prices, but arer to make room for ealergement of store. Sale be? gan Wednesdav, Si \. M 3lt? id Street. ?Ibm to Think! ;onal Convention, Republican Party in * >8lon. nominating candidates for Presidency will con? vene at Leagae Hall Tuesday night, June 9th. 1908. Benefit Friendship Raptlst Church. Admission 10 cents Music by Municipal Rand. R. BEECHER TAY? OR, Pastor. ?"Where are you going Tuesday night. June 9th? To see who will be nominated for President of the li? ni ted States. League Hall. ?Mount O. to Buck roe will go. July 17 plus 4 equal ?. DANVILLE AND ITS HOSPITALITY Echoes from the Knights of Pythias Session. THE GRAND BANQUET?GRAND REPRESENTATIVES ROYALLY ENTER? TAINED?WILL MEET NEXT YEAR IN THIS CITY. <v il, n t?.? lay Blghl was grami aad ent of it well nigh in?i. pendeai ?? Hall ions ware in which tabi? s ha?! ron ahonl six to eight h ci . Si table. ??G HALL. Th?? hall w. '? .1 from on? bar. K\ wilt? a Chinas?? napkin, whi? ;l r when it waa ? sup w. During it all. ellifluent airs. w it h acal ?n!" f tho rig. was mortag spirit in all of this ami ? is well assist. ?I and aided t>\ his Ma?lanic and the corp of aasigned to th?> task. \NDONEP. Tho ?'xponsive Knights of Pythias emb?ese?! folders w?t?? a Natura?. Kaeh visitor aaenreal atte ami one was happy. ? uled to taka? place ware finally aban dona-d for th? more In* :.t repast which was 6?rv??d with military pre? cision. THE KNIGHTS OF KHORA^ During tho oarly evening. the Grand Lodgi degr???? was conferred upon some ??f the eandi.latoe and then th?? work of conducting otlwrs niy deaeri w;?s begna. Th?? Improved Dramatic <)G?1??? ?jf tho Knights of Khorassan was at work amid peala of laaghter, the can? dMat?af w?>r?? latrodaced to I ties of this fun department of the Order of Knights of Pytl. THE PARADE. The work having been concluded the drum corp of tho Pythian Cadets led the way followed by tho Knights of Khorassan. The streets lighted with preen and rod fire. Some of tho Knights wore the degree I uniform, while the others wore th?? familiar fez caps of tho department. Tho 'tiger" was called for and given with a will. A few moments later the spacious Independence Hall mas entered and the repast heartily en? joyed by the candidates and by those who had taken so much pains to initiate them. SUPREME REPRESENTAT!? REPORTS. The Grand Lodge met Thursday morning at 9 A. M. sharp. Grand Chancellor John Mitchell, Jr., presid? ing. After routine business had transacted and the <-oinmitt?>es had reported, tho Supremi leata tiva-8 to the Supreme Lodge made their ra'port. Supreni? "nta loha Mitchell. Jr made an in? dividual report ? ! 1 he con? ditions existing at the Supreiu?? Lodge session at Loahrrllle, Kentuck ? !d of the discussion of the constitution, known as tl. id its final d? THE PYTHIAN TEMPI.E APPRO? XIMATION. Re complimented the delegation lO the Supremo Ix^dge highly and re oommonded that tho Grand Lodge of Virginia take out stock in tho Pyth? ian Temple and Sanitarium Dopar? ment of the Suprema? Losjbje, levying a special tax for this puriK.se. Ma was followed by Supreme Represen? tative Thomas M. Crump, who the detailed Joint report of himself| and Supreme Representatives E. R. Jefferson. M. D. and H. P. Jonathan. At its conclusion it was received. THE DECISIVE VOTE. The recommendation to aid the Pythian Temple and Sanitarium was the cause of much discussion and it waa only after the Grand Chancel lor took ? i whelming vote port of the project. The Orand other bus . . Bterestia Sir H I. Sir ? <?\?,. IN RICHMOND. Th?? cona of meeting reealted In iti? bmond '??? m the of preparetloa would .;i>. Danvill?? bad <1" ! !>?? difiVult to ?(inai it in Bitty much h THF G COURT. Th?? Grand court nn t at the Hi^h Str.-et Baptist Church at 10 ? ? i sharp Thursday. Orand Worthy Coua aellor .lohn Mitchell, Jr presiding. ne business was tranaa Tl.?? reports of committees wei i and adopjted an.l Miss ? ?. Chiles. Supr. the Supreme Court n. b*nt report. THE HOD ? ES ADJOURNED. 'ul Worthy Counsellor John Mitchell, Jr. recommended thai ? be taken out in the Pythian Tempi?? and Sanitari.itti ? :,t of the Supreme Court sad after aoane dis ? n this was Stipeti to by a large majority The Or:tnd < to adjourn earlier b evening, but it was aft?-r 7 o'clock before the last worn said. THANK INC. THE COMMTJNTTT The Orand I-rodgo adjoarned short fore 11 o'clock. Tl.? thanks included the local lodge? and courts, the local committ?'?'S, the and ? ind the High Stre.-t Daptlat Church and its pa f;uup starke was dismantled Thurs? day morning. Thus ended M tbe most us In the hlatory of the Or?: Removal Notice. The Broad Street Confectionery Company Is In new quarters and has changed the name to the Union Con j.'iery Company. Their new quarters are No. 613 N. 3rd Street, where they will be glad to welcome ?latrons. This change was necessitated by two things, to get larger quarters and to be nearer tho bulk of trade. The new place In Third St. has been, afoelj fitted np and they will have about twice the spa? feaaaeily. Their old patrons n?ed not near fear calling and finding tbe place crowded. While there Is a good deal of passing on Broad Bl during the day. the crowd is out in the "Ward" at night. Tbe officers of the company remain the same and :i highly com? plimented for bringing their beau? tiful outfit out among the people. This Company has furnished most of the larga functions and always given satisfaction. People anywhere in the city, ordering cream for Sun? day or any occasion will find the same polite, prompt service. Their 'phone number is R H. STOKES. Pre?. W. F. DENNY. Secretary J. C MOSF1Y, Treaa R. L. HARKIS, Mgr. ?Mr. T. F. Scott of Washington, D C was In tbe city la?t week and called on us. ?Mr R enastad White, for? merly of Richmond but now of New York, vlaited the city a few days laat week on account of the illness of bis mother. He left Wednesday night to fill important engagements in New York. Mr White is a pianiate of rare ability. flOaXgej ??????" MKiit Passi mond, \ ? rt ify tl re r?? n Mitchell. Jr.. ! Worthy Coouaellor <>f tha? Grand court of \ the ? $ 100.00 ? One Hai tit of tb?? d I. ?: R .1 tdmti I ? fino 4M? Imb.wnw til l'aia!. :. Va . 1 I Tills is Io certi? ?r.nn John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Worthy Counsellor of tho (?r.iti?! Court of Virginia. Or?!? Calanthe t$i?.<?> Oae HnadraJ ta in payment of the death claim of Slst?r Virginia Roano, wlio was a l ? of Richmond Court, No 19S of Richmond, Y.t his Signed -Robert X Harris. :rk Beneidet Wltni L J. II? SIhMimi llnalow ma-lit Paial. Richmond, v.i Kay 17, lb?0S This is to certify that I hav from John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Worthy Counsellor of tho Qraod Court aif Virginia. Order of CaJanthe ($100.00) One Handrad Dollars in payment of the death claim of Slater Matilda Bradley, was a memb?T of Hncee Cour? 111 of Richmond therfne Alien. H.-u?iflciary. Witness: \ E. Jackson. "I'm going up town, what you want me to bring you back?" "Some small char. an go with Mount O. to Iiuckroe July 17 plus 4 equal ?Mr D J. Chavors left the city this week for Ohio, where he will ? some time with his relatives. I va-solutions. Richmond. Va., May 12. '08. The following resolutions were a I at tho regular monthly meet? ing of Venus Court held on the a ???? WHEREAS. It has pleased our ?r an?I Heavenly Father to visit our Court for the first time and take from among our most loyal mem? bers Blet? r Dolile Adams Che one who had won irte of all our Bieters in ' tntlfnl Chriat Uke display of doing unto others as she would have them do unto her. Her loving disposition and exemplary ehara< in not forget and shall cherish her rtv-rnory . SOLVED, That this Court ex? tend its sympathy and BenyotB M loving husband and relatives fi that Ha who took her home shall care for and prot?-ct all who still look i ve. RES? ?.? ?D, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to her husband, 1 oa our minutes and printeal in The PLANET. By order of Venus Court, No. 4 7, Order of Calanthe. SISTER ROSA D BOWSER. W. C. SISTER A. O. POINDEXTER R. of D We learned with sincere regret of tha- death of Mr. A. Morton of Dan villa?, Va. He was highly esteemed by the best people In that !<v?allty and his demise has cast a gloom up? on the neighborhood.