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NOT WELL PLEASED.
Central Trade and labor Council
Receives Candidates' Replies.
ANSWERS if INCONSISTENT."
The Inquiries of the Worfcingmen Rot
Satisfactorily Answered.
} ] IT. TEXT OF THK .lOTNT LETTER.
[Ml life Asiiirnni* Cor Honors Did Xdt
I nncnr, nnd Tli<>rt» Are Minority as
A\rll ns Mnjority Responses — Viewy
r>n Various Importniit <lnrstons,
■• of yesterday's happenings
0 . .1 politics was the meeting of the
i Btrai Trades and J^ab.pr Council, -which
3 :■-. special session last nisht to
I • replies sent by Richmond's
> ' (dates to the interroga
• ; -■:'.• organization. ,
ii ti ns of the council, as is well
■ ■ ; ;; k. f :: ain desired labor
si of the candidates united
p . I r< ply— that is xr c-aj. they cm
. their general views in one paper,
. severa mm irity opinions were ap
'r.i Krausse presided over
: m etir»g, and >f. William H. Mullen.
cretary, kept the minutes.
whii< the body met in Sinithdeal Hall
I lind closed rs. the Dispatch rep
■ =entatir» was courteously told the sum
. substance of the proceedings.
.• joint, as well as the several, re
.- • C the resp< i live candidates were
:• id and discussed. A great many
t bes were made and the meeting was
In session at U o'clock, though it is
: -'. that no personalities were indulged
• : that the names of candidates did
NOT AT ALL SATISFIED.
• sen lib, however, that the working
men 'wen i •■ entirely satisfied with the
replies th< r< Ived from tho candidates,
rather, ihcy found ""hiconsistencics"
=ome of ;iie communications.
•■ ■ member of the council— a most
i iiservative and reasonable man, who
has great weight with iiis working
rethren—declared thai the aspirants fpr
■■•. '.■■■■:•■;. honors had "industriously
»■' ■ tJ :■■ .: \ ■; ■• . ; tiiu;^."
He •\; ' ■ ■ I himself ;is very much
• - ■-■•;. ■ i : flidn'i see how the can
: tes could xp< t to be supported by
(Forking people after the views thpy
Secretary Mullen was instructed to a<*
crwledge Uie receipt of the various ic
es, and also requested to prepare a
• : ular to be issued i<> the working peo
j • on the importan I » 1 i ■> - constitu
: convention. This circular, which
be widely distributed, will point '■■in
nsistencies'" in .-<.■!»•.- of the re
■.•-•. Mr. Mullen cannot say posi
' ■ just whi n he will perform ihe
assigned him, though }>♦* will at
• ■ v. ,rk on Lhe circular. It prob
■■ ■ ■ issued in ii few days,
Mowing is the joini :■!•;>• of the can
ates, which was read before the coun-
THE CANDIDATES' REPLY.
Biehmond, Va.. March 18, 190 L
• ft". EL Mullen Recording ;in<l Cor
ading Secretary Central Trade
Labor Council. City:
- Sir,— Each of us received your
. letter of enquiry, dated March
■•■;. Regarding you as representing
irge class of citizens, who are intersst
:■■ questions propounded, we have
ned it wise and best for their in
ts ::.,-.• we should consult together,
■ us g< t tin benefil of the views of
may represent you; un>i afwir
Itation, and without surrender
Ihidual views, state what posi
we could unitt-tily assume upon
[uestions )lom will see that some
a didates have not signed this
We v. •■:• informed by thfni that
tad already answered your en
-. and could not. therefore, unite
Ire first v> say that we reserve
■• > '.'..• right to change any views
. ■ ■■■ • may Ji--!*- express, if, after
• lamination into the questions, we
■'■•■ Batisfied that our present views
■ erroneous. We are aware that we
sking of Lhe people a large trust.
v - •• are also aware iha< we propose to
■' .. : ■ sponsibility equally as large.
■'Ing it;;-.i :t will be best for ti;<3
1 and i>-r t!i<.-ir representatives that
i ould go to tin.- convention
tnpej b} irreydcahle pledges, we
be Nearly understood in
■ • <:.• atiswena herein given.
■ ■::■. v. ■■ are of opinion that but
i :>>■ matters about which you
■;e sho ■;.: !■•• the subjects of coiisti
)-!AJiiI.ITV JilLl..
believe "a Just and t-quitabie
i ill t" be constitutional." We
• •■■'or .-• <han}:'' in the present law
■ -;.t. by the enactment of such a
■ v.. deem it inappropriate to
■ ' I'Jslon i:i On- nature of a bill
■ Constitution. We further be
: ■!! effort would meet with
It i^ known that some of us- have
mi • advocates of -vu<-h a statute
Shears. We submit, tne:vforo,
••.v. s on this question * should
w-eight. We believe that its de
■ ' ri ;he conventionj which is sup
epresent the t r r"at body of the
ild be used with telling I'oroe
■'■'- the Ivegislature, In any subsequent
Dj>t to pass a statutory ■neu-suro.
'•' •■ ;.'•• not in favor of the abridge^
' ■ " "any rights and privileges" now
1 - and exercised by labor organlza
do not iliink the present Constl
eeds any change }n this itartlcu-
VVhen called upon by the civil au
•'s. after all rfforts they can exert
" '"'<'■> <--xliau.st«id, the Governor
- have the power to enforce the
'" II a Governor should become
''■ ■' "i that the local civil authorities
not rmiiij; tii.-ir dmy. It shoulil be <»n
:" Qt -).'-ii him to talti; all proper and
s - !•> !'. prevent loss of life or de
'•n 'A iwoperty.
iN " •' emphatically In favor of sub
'_tM«g iii.- new Constitution to the peo-
: 't ratJflcation or rejection.
EDUCATION 1 ;
C. As u> compulsory education, we nave
THE RTCHMOND DISPATCH.
hve nnfh . *° n thls question. we
•<vrn wl-a 1 h,,V" mcioiu to
l^vKi'oV o,h °° n th * ™B ul t of the ox
trrfit w/S co ' J "trie s which have
Perinea „) fv ?irc to profU b >' «ie ex
lion. j ko ,, /r natl ° U lnto the flufts
•elv >s »^ l be fair to y°« or our-
T\v V? Press an
hSa^ve Is t i T <3uty to repl - v : »
or tr- do ™ £ y ? U ? «*>out labfils
••ro i,'?h / SOf o'eanized labor. AVc
m toed vn" o Wilh the ri *" ts <^ ir
™ m, l( L .'" * CC<iOn loC tllc Fourteenth
V n I H«f,, t0 th ° C <>^«tution of the
i", F,i Hte f U w;us sald bi' Mr. Jus-
U»LV I' " ° f the P u Pren»e court of the
iv m ? f- tCS ' in K »'fhor S ' Union Com-
?, eports " ■■'''»« common busings
and calling of life, the ordinary trade
ana pursuits which are Innocuous In them
*<-^f\s and have been followed in all com
munltie* from time immemorial .^t
therefore !><> free in this country to all
alike upon the same conditions." Such
a law would be interfering with the right
or selection, which should be left to the
proper State or city official, whose duty
it would be to buy for the best Interests
of the public.
' and S. As- to your inquiries about
proper ventilation and health measures
in factories, and the age limit as to 'he
employment of children. w e reply that
we think that "they should receive early
•'mention at the hands of the Legislature,
and that judicious enactments on these
subjects should be made. But that they
should net be embodied in the Constitu
tion.
CONVICT LABOR.
9. If there is any way in which convicts
ran be given healthy employment with
out coming in conflict with free labor,
wo think the convention should rec|\'ire
that the Legislature should so provide.
If by a system of State farms. diversify-
(CONCLUDED OX FTFTH PAGE.)
* A FEARFUL MISTAKE."
Mr. Farrsur Talks About the
Ckarlottesville Tragedy.
Mr. William P. Farrar is still in" Rich
mond, where it is his purpose to remain
for a few days longer. He will then go
to Newport News on personal business,
;>n<l will return to Charlottesville, after
passing through this city again.
"I can't discuss the matter." he said
last night to a Dispatch reporter, "it is
all too horrible. Both of them were my
intimate friends, and the man who was
shot was very close to m?. His wife's
brother was my confidential man, and in
charge of my business when I- was away.
I lived in the house with them, and as
for my being- the ca.use of the separation,
it is absolutely untrue."
"We were intimate friends."' said Mr.
Farrar Hgain and again, and he declared
that he had been the victim of circum
stances and of a fearful mistake. The
newspapers had done him an injustice,
he said, but he did not blame them. He
thought the reports had been colored in
Charlottesville, and were printed as mat
ters of news.
Mr. Farirar is confident that everything
will be cleared up before long, and that
he will be completely vindicated in the
eyes of the public.
Mr. Farrar bears evident traces of ihe
mental struggle through which he has
passed. He will not discuss some of the
more delicate questions involved in the
scandal. It would be ill-advised, he
thinks, to talk at this time, but when
the time, comes for all the facts in the
case to be laid bare, he looks for com
plete and unequivocal vindication.
GKX, HARRISON'S "WJL.L
Interest on $1-5,000. and $lo 3
000. JLett to Widow.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., March 3?.— The.
will of General Harrison was tiled for pro
bate to-day. He bequeathes to the Union
Trust Company, as trustee, ?125,000, to be
invested, the interest to be paid Lo his
wife during the term of her life. To his
wife he also leaves $15,000; to his daugh
ter, Elizabeth. $10,000, to be paid to his
wife as trustee.
IHe leaves $10.000, to be Invested for his
grandson. Benjamin Harrison McKee. To
each of his grandchildren, Mary Lodge
McKee, MarthenaTHarrison, and William
Henry Harrison, he leaves the sum of
52.500.
Item sixteen of the will reads as fol
lows: "If another child should be horn
to me of my present marriage, I give and
bequeath to such child the sum of $10,
000. If a boy shall be born to me, he
shall bear my name, and my sword and
sa.^h shall be given to him, instead of to
my son, Russell."
Russell Harrison's debi.s to his father
are remitted. The residuary estate is
equally divided among the children i<f
Russell Harrison and General Harrison'3
two daughters.
-;i'() K I v S OAK S||T O $ 1 <>. 50.
Shorts Alarmed, and Cover,
*• Regardless."
CHICAGO, March 19.— Pork for delivery
in May soared to $16.50 a barrel to
day, $2.50 higher than the price at the
beginning of the month, the highest point
since the beginning of the month, and
ihe highest point .since the Upton
squeeze. Shorts became alarmed by
rumors that two influential operators had
secured control of the market, and they
covered, regardless of cost.
The short lines of May pork are said
to aggregate 150,000 barrels. At present
there are only 3.000 barrels of contract
pork in stock, and a large part of it is
owned by a packer said to be in the deal
to squeeze the shorts. The option has
two months to run, however.
SIiOSS SHEFFIELD CO.
Annual Meeting— Old Directors
JRe-Electcd.
NEW YORK, March 19.— The annual
meeting of the Sloss Sheffield Steel and
Iron Company, in Jersey City to-day, re
sulted in the re-election of the retiring
Board of Directors. The board will meet
to-morrow for organization.
The income account for the year ended
November 30, 1900,- has already been pub
lished, and no report was given out for
publication at to-day's meeting.
Straw Hoard Dividend* Paused.
CHICAGO, JLL., March 19.— The direc
tors of the American Straw Board Com
pany to-day passed the regular quarterly
dividend of 1 per cent. President F.
Ndwcomb said that the necessary money
had^been earned, but owing to the almost
total failure of the straw crop In Ohio
and Indiana, about $200,000 had been used
in getting a supply of straw from a dis
tance, at greatly increased cost. In ad
dition, to this extra outlay, $75,000 had
been paid since January Ist. on the_bond
ed debt.
RICHMOND, YA.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1901.
BAPTIST SCRIBES,
Editors of Southern Religious
Journals Assemble Here,
MEET IN ANNUAL SESSION,
Programme of Profit and Pleasure to be
Observed.
BVSINESS? KECEPTIOX; BAXQX : ET.
Some; of the Matters Tbat Will En
pragre Attention— Will Northern Edi
tors Be B'rouglit Into the Fold?—
Personal Gossip of Delegates Here,
The Southern Baptist Press Association,
composed of the. Baptist editors and pub
lishers of the Southern States, will bes'.a
their annual session in this city this
morning: at 30 o'clock.
Almost the entire delegation reached thC
city yesterday and last night. While in
the city they will be the guests ot the
Richmond Baptist editors and pastors.
The association will hold two sessions
to-day and to-morrow, with the Grace-
Street Baptist church as the place of
meeting 1 .
The opening session will be held at this
DR. A. J. S. THOMAS.
(Editor Baptist Courier.)
church thir. morning at 10 o'clock. The
first business to be attended to will b^
the election of the officers for the next
year. A new president will, according to
custom, be chosen, but it is very probable
that Secretary E, E. Folk will be re
elected to the. position he has already
filled for seyeray years.
QUESTIONS OF INTEREST.
After i.lie reorganization, the business
before the body will come tip for discus
sion. These matters pertain to the pub
lication of religious papers. Economical
questions are taken up, and others, such
as the hr.st way to interest and instruct
{he people. —
But at heart, the association Ls a fra-
Secretary E. E. FOLK. D. D.,
(Editor Baptist and Reflector.)
ternal. rather than a business, ovgiaizsL
ii'in. A more happy and companionabta
body r,f n,en could not be found if the
country v.ere picked over.
This afternoon a drive over the city
will be taken, to conclude, probably, with
a reception at Richmond College by Pres
ident Boatwright and the professors of
that institution.
The association will hold another scs ;
slon at the Grace-Street church this eve
ning at S:ls o'clock. The discussions 01
ihe morning will be continued at this
meeting.
MAY TAKE IN NORTHERN EDITORS.
To-morrow morning another session will
be held at the church. In these business
JOSIAH W. BAILEY,
Editor Biblical Recorder.)
meetings the utmost freedom exists in
the selection of subjects to be discussed.
A remarkable and exceedingly pleasant
circumstance of this gathering of the as
sociation Is the unusual number of editors
and publishers here from the Northern
States. This very fact, and the evident
pleasure which it Is. giving- the southern
editors to have them,* wjlleprobably bring'
up the matter of widening the territory
of the association so as to include the
Northern States, and the consequent
changing of the name of the associa
tion to the "Baptist Press Association."
The matter will almost certainly be
brought up, and there- is the greatest
likelihood that il will meet with the
entire approval or. the association, as it
is now constituted.
Again the afternoon will be spent in
sightseeing. The Richmond Passenger
and Power Company has courteously ten
dered the editors lhe use of as many cars
as they imay need to go over their lines.
The entire afternoon will be spent in this
rido, which is sure to bo a pleasurable
one.
BANQUET AT THE JEFFERSON.
The convention will clos© with a splen
did banquqet at the Jefferson. At Ihis
time the editors will.be the gucots of
Mr. B. F." Johnson, president of the B.
F. Johnson publishing- house. Tha firm
docs not give the banquet, however, hut
Mr. Johnson, individually.
Covers will bo laid for 200 or more, and
it will be an elegant affair in every par
ticular. Mr. Johnson has also invited a
number of representative gentlemen of
Richmond to partake of the pleasures
of the occasion.
The visitors will begin to leave Friday
morning. Those whose business will per
mit them to remain will take a trip to
Old Point on that day.
This gathering of the association is rich
in thq promise of being one: of the very
best the distinguished body has' ever ;l.e!d
in its long history,
LIST OF THEI VISITORS.
The arrangements for the meeting and
the care of the guests is in charge of a
committee, composed of Dr. R. H. Pitt
chah-man, and Drs. R. j. Willingham and
W. R. L. Smith.
The editors already present are the fol
lowing: Rev. J. D. Williams, the Baptist
and Reflector, Huntington, W. Va., guest
of Rev. E. S. Tuttle; Rev. G. W. Lasher,
D. D., Journal and Messenger, of Cin
cinnati, guest of Dr. Hawthorne; Mr. J.
S. Dickerson, the Standard, of Chicago,
guest of Rev. M. Ashby Jones; Mr.
George Herbert Clarke, the Baptist
Union, of Chicago, guest of Dr. Hatcher;
Mr. T. C. Conant, the Examiner, New
York, guest of Professor Mitchell, of
Richmond College; Mr. A. Jl S. Thomas,
the Baptist Courier, Greeneville, S. C,
accompanied by his wife, guests of Mr.
J. I>. Crump; Mr. J. W. Bailey, the.
Biblical Recorder, Raleigh, N. C, guest
of Dr. Pitt; Rev. T. P. Bell, D. D., the
Christian Index, Atlanta, guest of Dr.
Pitt; Dr. T. T. Eaton, Western Recorder,
guest of Mr. Frank Duke; Mr. R. M.
Boone, guest of Dr. A. B. Dickerson;
Dr. J. M\ Frost and daughter, guests of
Mr. W. J. Westwood; Dr. G. W. Gard
ner, South Carolina Baptist, guest of Dr.
Alfred Bagby; Dr. J. W. prestridge, the
Baptist Argus, guest of Dr. Hatcher;
Dr. I. N. Van Ness and wife, Sunday-
School Publications, Nashville, guest of
Dr. Smith; Dr. E. E. Folk, the Baptist
and Reflector, accompanied by his sister,
guests of Mr. B. F. Johnson.
LAKE KILBX MONSTJER.
A Very Strange Story From Suf
folk.
SUFFOLK. VA., March 19.— (Special.)—
Beautiful picturesque Lake Kilby, which
supplies w r ater for two cities, has be
neath its surface a strange monster. It
made its first appearance yesterday af
ternoon in the main body of the- lake and
was seen by a. prominent citizen, who
was accompanied by one of the city
fathers, but disappeared before the latter
saw it. The former gentleman says
they were rowing leizurely along when
his eyes became rive-ted upon the mon
"*:er, and he at first thought it was a
log, but as he approached closer he found
it was alive. The body was eight feet
and a head that resembled a
mans, with huge black eyes, heavy brows
long, with a tail extending six feet,
yellow hair covering the fact of whatever
it w;l.s, weighed at least. 300 pounds, he
says, and had no legs. As he approached
nearer and just as the discovery was
made he called the attention of his friend
to it. At that time the monster rolled
over and disappeared beneath the sur
face with a splash. The citizen does
not know how to account for it, as there
is no way in which.it have gained
entrance to the lake, for a dam dis
connects it from the Nansemond river,
which adjoins it. They watched for the
reappearance of the strange being, but it
never rose again.
Fig-lit Over Gilimin Millions "On."
BRIDGEPORT. CONN., March 19.— The
first step in what may prove to be a
prolonged litigation over the estate of
millions left by George F. Gilman, the
tea merchant, was taken this afternoon,
when, at the conclusion of the hearing
before Judg e Nobb.s, in the Probate
Court, it was announced that the counsel
for those heirs who desired the appoint-"
ment of Edward 1* Norton and Edward
S. Percival, of New York, as adminis
trators, would appeal to the Superior
Court from the Probate Judge's decis
ion.
The ruling of Judge Nobbs was that
tha Bridgeport Trust Company should
act as sole administrator, the motion
for the appointment of George H. Smith,
a nephew of the dead millionaire, as co
administrator, being denied.
Steel Deal v Success.
NEW YORK, March 19.— The Evening
Post says: "It was estimated to-day that
fully SO per cent, of the stock of the
constituent steel >companies will have
been deposited for conversion into the
securities of the surviving- United States
Steel Corporation by to-morrow night.
While an officer of one of the depository
trust companies said that exact figures,
being in the nature of confidential de
tails, could not be given out, he inti
mated that exchanges had been nego
tiated on a scale sufficiently large to in
sure acceptance of the syndicate's
terms."
The All bo t to Make the Race.
NEW YORK, March 19.— John J. Scan
nell, the owner of The Abbot, said to
day that he had authorized his manager
to make arrangements with Thomas W.
Lawson, of Boston, to match Lawson's
horse, Boralma, with The Abbot. Mr.
Scannell said that his manager had been
authorized to make the terms satisfac
tory to both parties as possible, but to
make the race.
Federal Steel Dividend.
NEW YORK, March 19.— The directors
of the Federal Steel Company have de
clared tlie regular quarterly dividend of
11-2 per • cent, on . its preferred .stock
payable April -SOtb* >-- =•""«. t
:^il- : M^oMsf^>:':;:V^^^^
CORNER-STONE LAID.
Happy Occasion in History of
the Mechanics 1 Institute,
U IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY.
Joppa Lodge of Masons Perform Solemn
and Beautiful Biles.
ATTORXEY-GJE.\ERAX, THE OR VTOK.
Mr. Montngne's Fine Address Re
ceived AVitU Demonstrations of Ap
proval—Procession Tlirougli Broad
Street.
The corner-stone of the new Me
chanics' Institute, now building at the
corner of Broad and Eleventh, streets,
was laid with most impressive Masonic
ceremonies yesterday afternoon nt 5
o'clock, before a great assemblage of rep
resentative Richmond people. Not a
single incident marred the beauty and
solemnity of this, the most formal of all,
public Masonic rites.
The speech of Mr. Montague, which
was the feature of the day, was a re
markably happy one, and was received
with great demonstrations of approval
by all.
The procession of Masons and students
left the Masonic Temple, at the corner
of Broad and Adams streets, at 4:30
o'clock, and thousands of- 1 people, many
of them beautiful ladies of the city, lined
the streets to see the procession pass.
ORDER OF THE, PROCESSION".
The order in which they moved was as
follows: v '"rXSPU
Right Worshipful Brother L. T. Chris
tian, marshal; Aides, Brothers Mann S.
Quarles and Henry S. Hutzler; Musical
Director, Brother Frank W. Cunningham;
Blues Band; Directors of the Institute;
Teachers of the Institute; Scholars of the
Institute; Citizens; Masonic Fraternity;
Tiler, with drawn sword; Two Stewards,
with white rods; Master Masons; "Wor
shipful James W. Anderson, with a
golden vesfeel containing corn; Worship
ful Richard N. Goode, with the square;
Worshipful Brother B. F. Howard, the
level, and Worshipful Brother A." G.
Quarles, the plumb; Worshipful R. L..
Van Deventer, silver vessel containing
wine: Worshipful Charles A. Frank, sil
ver vessel containing oil; Treasurer and
Secretary; Five"" Orders, of Architecture,
borne by Worshipful C. E. Hughes, Bey.
C. Lewis, Addison Maupin, Charles A.
Nesbitt, and Frank P. Brent; Worship
ful W. M. Woodward, with large light;
Holy Bible. Sqjtiare, and. Compasses,
borne by Worshipful O. A. Hawkins,
supported by two stewards with white
rods; Worshipful John C. Easley, with
large light; Worshipful H. -Wiley Tyler,
with large light; Chaplain, Rev. John
Hannon, D. D. ; Senior and Junior War
dens — Brothers Wilmer D. Turner and
Frank T. Sutton; Worshipful Master Wil
liam H. Bennett, accompanied by Right
Worshipful George W. Carrington, Grand
Secretary, and. District Deputy Grand
Master Sol Cutchins, with Senior Deacon
on the right and Junior Deacon on the
Ifeft.
The Virginia flag, following the band,
floated proudly above the crowds in the
street, and. stirred the hearts of the
young and the old alike.
EXERCISES AT THE SITE.
Upon reaching the foundations of the
building the great body of Masons, be
sides, many lad;es, took seats upon the
platforms that had been erected, and the
entire foundations were surrounded by
a great crowd of men, women, and even
children, who pressed forward eager to
see and hear the interesting ceremonies.
Worshipful Master William H. Bennett
presided all through the ceremonies.
Following a proclamation by the mar
shal, and statements by the worshipful
master, junior warden, and senior war
den, in . due form, Rev. Brother John
Hannon, D. D., offered prayer, and the
assemblage joined in singing a. Masonic
hymn, tune, '"Balerma,"' which was
splendidly accompanied by the band.
Other exercises followed, and another
hymn to the tune '"America." was sung.
Worshipful Master Bennett then de
scended to the foundation, taking with
him the district . deputy grand master
and the senior and junior wardens.
The worshipful master, with the trowel,
stood at the east; the district deputy
grand master, with the square, on his
right; the senior warden, with the level,
at 'the west, and the junior warden, with
thevplumb, at the south side of the stone.
The worshipful master spread the
cement, after which he directed the mar
shal to order the craftsmen to lower the
capstone. This was done" by three mo
tions: First, lowering the stone a »"ew
inches, and stopping while the grand
honors were given. Second, lowering
again a few inches and repeating the
grand honors. Third, lowering to its
place and repeating the grand honors.
The square, level, and plumb were then
applied to the stone by their respective
bearers, and all returned to their sta
tions.
The work was then tested with the
square, the level, and the plumb, and was
reported "true and trusty, and duly
laid." A hymn, to the tune. "Lyons,"
was sung, and between the stanzas of
the hymn, to the tune, Hebron, corn,
wine, and oil were respectively poured
upon the stone with impressive ceremony.
The work was finally completed by the
worshipful master, with raps from his
hammer.
PRESIDENT WHITEHURST APPROV
, ED.
Mr. W. J. Whitehurst, president of the
Mechanics* Institute, was then taken by
the marshal down to the foundation, ex
amined the "work, approved it, and re
ceived it from the hands of the Masons.
At this juncture, Mr. Whitehurst -re
turned to the speakers' stand, and in a
few words introduced Mr.
A. J. Montague, of Roman Eagle Ixjclge.
No. 122, of Danville, who was the speaker
for the occasion.
Mr. Montague's address was a charm
ing one. It was eminently practical, fill
ed with fire nnd earnestness, and clothed
in true and lofty eloquence.
MR. MONTAGUES ADDRESS.
In beginning his address, Mr. Montague
alluded to the early history of the Me
chanics* Institute, of its establishment in
1857, its destruction in time of the war,
and its rebuilding in 1883. He claimed
that Richmond was proud of the instltu-
(CONCLUDED ON" SEVENTH PAGE)
JUMPED INTO A AVJGLIi.
Suicide of a President of a Cot
ton Mills Company.
CHARLOTTE. N. C, March 19.-(Spe
cial.)—John Ashe, president of the York
cotton mills, at Yorkville. S. C, com
mitted suicide to-day by jumping- into
a well. The cau.=e w~as the failure ot
his cotton mill yesterday. The body was
found at 11 o'clock last night.
KVrF3IAN>"'S SPRING EXHIUIT.
Richmond Turns Ont to See the
Beauty of Spring iv Their Millinery
Models.
Season succeeds season — fall and
spring— and. the one event most talked
about and written of is what will be the
styles Kaufmann will set before us.
They are a progressive firm, as we have
seen, and as each season passes by we
realize that they have shown us some
thing greater in millinery design than
they had clone the preceding season, and
so it is no wonder that our reporter went
to their spring opening of 1901 with the
full conviction that an elaborate specta
cle was prepared for him, but we must
say that. the elaboration of this sprins
far surpasses in both style and coloring
anything shown for years past by this
premier house in Richmond for mil
linery art. No trouble or expense has
been spared to make the whole store at
tractive and the blending of colors for
decorative purposes alone is sufficient in
itself to be distracting. We go to see a
millinery display, but 10, we see an as
sortment of all kinds of goods which we
did not think the firm traded in, and
these were so tastefully arranged in
show-cases and upon counters that cue
need not marvel that our better half
is often tempted to devote a morning
now and then to sightseeing in suieh a
decorative store as this? Passing
through the et caetera. departments, as
we may term, them, we came to an abun
dance of Hats of the ready-to-wear
kind, which have been so popular for the
last few seasons. These are in all color
ings, but mostly of the light, attractive
kind, -with trimmings of airy materials.
Back of these counters are cases filled
to overflowing with all manner of Trim
med Hats of the moderate-priced series,
such as our lady friends are wont to
wear when shopping. Much attention
appeared to be centred in this portion
of the store, for it was indeed difficult
to make one's way through the assem
bled crowd to the stairway. Immediately
at the head of the stairs is the Suit De
partment, wherein can be seen Tailor-
Made Garments of every style material
and price, but even the low-grade goods
has the stamp of perfect manufacture and
fit upon them. Here also Light-Weight
Coats and Separate Skirts are to be .seen
in great profusion, while to relieve the
sombreness of " woollen materials there
are scattered,' around innumerable Silk
Waists and Silk Petticoats of all the deli
cate shadings of the present very bril
liant color season.
Just before ; entering the sanctum of
Millinery High Art there is a space en
tirely devoted to children's wear, and
the stock of Children's Reefers and
Ready-to-Wear Suits appeared to a
casual observer to be very complete in
deed. At last we are at the entrance of
the Millinery Show-Room, through which
a stream of sightseers were ever travers
ing in each direction. Upon entering we
lost ourself in amazement at the beauti
ful shaded effect of the room, the place
being lighted by a number of incandesr
cent colored lights, throwing their irre
descent rays upon headgear of every con
ceivable color and shade, thus subduing
the effect to a very soothing and pretty
sight. If -there was a crowd on the lower
floor the millinery parlor was. indeed,
overcrowded, and without wonder, for
never has there been, we believe, such
an array of millinery of the very higlv.-st
art at any of the previous openings.
There was no .difficulty on our part to
ascertain whether the styles w*?re appre
ciated, for the constant exclamation from
one corner. or another could be plainly
heard, and these remarks emanated from
the connoisseur class of our best-dressed
people of the city.
Vain; would it be for us to attempt to
draw a picture of the styles or materials
of the Pattern Hats on view; suffice it,
however, to remark that they are in all
sizes, shape?, colorings, and materials
consistent with thn spring, but earn and
every one of the many hundred models
displayed was distinct from its neighbor,
demonstrating with what care this feast
has been prepared for the feminine of
Richmond, and moreover, they all
seemed in such perfect taste, harmoniz
ing beautifully one color with its com
panion, that we were brought to say:
"Well, these are works of art from mas
ter hands in the millinery craft."
The sight is one that should not be
missed and it behooves all lady • Ri'.-h
mondites to speml an hour or so, even
if it be to gather ideas how color can
be blended. We recommend all who have
a little spare time to view thi=" magnifi
cent exhibition to-day, or. if impossible
to-day, then be there to-morrow— the last
day— for you are received and welcomed,
whether you have any notion of buying
or not equally In the same way. The
house is free to all, therefore, we say
once more, do not miss the glorious
sight.
Aery Superior.
We are sole agents for the celebrated
Bernstein Beds, iron and brass. Every
spring is guaranteed for five years. Thffy
are not very cheap, but very good.
SYDNOR & HUN'DI.KY.
Nos. 711 and 713 east Broad street.
Worth Knowing.
If your Refrigerator is wasteful of cold
air, it is needlessly expensive. For a
quarter of a century they have been
building and repairing- refrigerators at
N. P. COBBER'S, 520 east Broad street.
Both 'phones.
Xo More lilood Troubles.
Why be embarrassed by blood and skin
diseases when Chase City Chloride Cal
cium Water can remove the trouble?
\ isiirmis ItiibliiiiK
with Dixie Nerve and Bone Liniment will
cure Rheumatism, Strains, Sprains, and
Swellings. „
('ousrh Xo More,
but take Dr. David's Cough Syrup of
Pure Pino Tar, Hoarhound, and Wild
Cherry.
A Refrigerator, that refrigerates. Is
what you want. Do not buy until you
see the Illinois Automac We handled
them last year, and will again this. Why?
Because they are Ice-savers, and the
handsomest box on the market. Expect
our stock in a few weeks.
SYDNOR & HUNDLEY,
111 and 713 east liroad.
LsGrippc CoukU Cared
with Dr. David's Cough Syrup of Pura I
Pjae Tar 4 Hoarhound; ana ;Wii3 €h.errjr v |
THREE CENTS PER COPY. \
iconyicimNiray,
Nearly Three Hundred Prisoners
Take Possession of Mines.
t . .... -
HOLD GUARDS AS HOSTAGES.
Threaten to Kin Them Unless Demands
Ire Granted.
TERROU A3IOXG GUARDS' FA3IJMES
Warden of Penitentiary Refosea <«»
Jlafce Terms With the -Mutineers-.
Comt>laintft l»y Convict* of Poofr
Food nnd Mai treatment*
LEAVENWORTH, KAN.. March 19.—
In the Kansas State Penitentiary coat-*
mine a at Lansing. prtsonei's, »who wont
down into the mine on Monday morning,
have .mutinied, and are holding fifteen
guards as hostages. They refuse to I<?C
the guards come to the surface until
Warden Tomlinson promise-* to give them
better food. They threaten to kill tft-i
guards If their demands are not compiled:
with.
The mines are worked by the wor3t class
of convicts, and among those who navo
mutinied are twenty life-prisoners. War
den' Tomlinson has refused to grant the"
demands. There was great consternation
this afternoon among the families of tht*.
guards who are held by the c:>nviet£. All,
the penitentiary shops have been closed,
and thtv convicts have be?n locked in
their cells, in order to have all the guartla
in readiness to handle the convicts, should
they attempt to rush from the mine.
Many complaints have been made byj
prisoners because of the grade of food
furnished them: and to this dissatisfaction
has been added allegationa of mistreat
ment. No outbreak was attempted, now
ever, until the men who had entered the
mine refused to return unless thsir de
mands were granted. They killed the
mules used in the mine, and are iivins
on this meat.
SERIOUS TROUBLE FEARED.
Serious trouble Is apprehended it it ia
found necessary to send deputies Into the
colliery.
The miners have threatened to wreck
the mines', but the threat is laughed, at
by Warden Tomlinson, who says ihey
would not attempt this, as such action
would endanger their own lives. He
says he will starve them, out.
A communication was received from one
of the guards to-day, stating that they
were hungry and tired, but, so far as he
could learn, all were alive. >
The first outbreak In the mine took
place shortly after the noon meal yes- .
terday, and was started by the convicts
in Division No. S. Of the nineteen r.-ten
in this division, sixteen seized the guard
and overpowered him. and announced that
they had decided to strike. They told the
guard that they had decided to mine two.
instead of three, cars of coal, as a day's
work, in the future, ami that they pro
posed lo have better food. This guard;
was left in charge of two of the cons r iet3
in the mutiny, while the others marched
to the adjoining division, and called ou.
the convicts there to join the revolt. The
convicts were soon marching through thfj
mine from one division to another, yell
ing anil swinging their lamps and pick-5.
MUTINEERS 1,". -.OPPOSED.
Other desperate convicts entered with
spirit into the mutiny, while the shon
term men generally offered no opposition
to the mutineers and quietly joined them.
So far as can be learned, no opposition,
of any kind was offered to the convicts. •
The officers, being unarmed, were help-,
less, and the life of any one wO/uFd hay*»
been forfeited had he tried wen to checl<
the mad spirit of the convict.?.
THE CONVICTS SURRENDER.
•I.i-.hv'E.\UORTH. KAN.. March 20.-.
The prison strike is ended. The convict?
surrendered.
A Boon lor the Unhealthy.
"Nature's crystal fonts" did a groat
thing for unhealthy mortals when they
began producing Chase City Lithin
Water.
Sick Headache Cured
and its cause removed, with ' Dr.. David's
Liver Pills for Constipation. Biliousness,
and Liver Trouble.
Not a Side Is«ae.
"Our line of Sideboards is important,
and has but Co are seen to be appreciated.
SYDNOR & HUNDLEY.
711 and 713 east Broad street. "
"Hij.ou Miin-li the Latent Soeceu.** '
The Cable Company, No. 215 east Broatf,
has just published "The Bijou XTarch."
composed by Professor F. F. Harms, th«
popular pianist of the Bijou Theatre,
"The Bijou March" is dedicated to.Mana
gers Wells and McKee, of the Bijou The*
atre. We wish it success.
A Foe to Bad Livers,
Chase City Chloride Calcium Water IS
the foe to torplil livers.
Drink Kenny'H Tea* and Coffee*.
The cheapest and best. Pure Sugar*
30ld at cost. C. D. KENNY CO.,
Broad & 6th and Main & 17th streets, i
For Over Fifty tcntu
ifrar. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup has beco
used for children while teething: it
soothes the child, softens the sums, al
laya all pain, cures wind colic, and is th«
best remedy for Diarrhoea. Twenty-ffy«
cen'.s a bot»:'e. S«Hd oy all drus s lat»
throughout tha world.
Th& Weather
— — » WASHINGTON*. D. C, March
£A2)j 19.— Forecast for Wednesday «n<*
I Thursday:
Virginia and North Carolina-
Occasional rsiins Wednesday; continued
warm, brisk and high, southeasterly
wuvi-i; Thursday, rain und colder.
TUB WEATHER IN UICHMOXD
YESTERDAY was 3prlugUke and balmy.
The range of the thermometer was as
follows:
6A. M... .....0 i
9 A. M-. .<& \
12 M ...«.73 t
3P. M ,-";;$ \
6 P. M «&
12 night .., i,., ....»......6S

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