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jtjt Thpmf AVn« tlie Story of n Tonnj;
■\Vomnn?» *-if<V Whole . Pctnlancy
>Vnii Cnr«<l by n HunhandK I.<ovc.
It was a. triumphant night for oil con
cerned at the Academy. First of all, for
Hoipn Grantly, who made h'cr first bow
as a theatrical star to a . Richmond siudl
enoo. She was, indeed, a revelation. A
sweeter, more ingenuous has
iirvcr bven ?een in this city., The play
ers suiTbundingfMiss Grantly also scored
fc triamph, and last, but not least, that
clever playwright, Martha Morton, add
ed fresh laurels to her fame, as "Her
L-ord and Master." the vehicle sclecfcd
by Ivliss Grantly in which to make her
ficllar debut, is tho product of/that
gifted w-onian's pon.
Xoj. that the play was new. It. had
already passed muster of the metropoli
tan critics wlicn it was presented by
]I t rlu>rt Kclcoy and Effic Shannon, ana
It canie c.Jt unscathed by a single ad
verse opinion. - ■■.■
■"Her Lord and "Mastvr," while not a"
frr.it play, is a wholepome and entor
tni;)ii!fir one. Tt is a simple story of love
jhat had iti beginning under." the sriow
•lsd peaks of the Rockies, and its
jsippy denouement in a London drawing-
rooro. It was a tafc of a young woman's
life — a story of a young woman's heart.
It pave scope for the dipplaj'al of the
caprices, whims, mood?, and tenses of a
peuilant, untutored) untrained girl.: who 1
was suddenly transported from her na
tive America to become tfcv wife of an.
English Lord with ancestral environ
ments and straighl-lncPd traditions.
It pictured all the varying phases of
this young: Rlrl's life. Tt gave scope for
r. diversity of •!- passions and". impulses.
It le>3 its auditors to the. very brink of
nntrimor.lal disruption, only !to Ita'd
♦hem bnck attain to rtOTn"Ptic felicity.
JTi'ere .' -"sras no depi^ninET villain. man or
rrr.rr.an with a part. alas, too often found
Jn t}ie morl*>m society drama. No. it had
nun' 1 of these-j'.but it was a pure, sweet.
Inve story, one that a man rn'^rht de
licht to taVv hi? sister or sweetheart to
witness anr] be plar] thnt she wns there.
Thi? was the piny in which Miss
f?rantly appeared ; this wa? the produc
tion Ihnt rol>b'tl ihp- rope of its prnver-
Vi'r] ihorn. nn<l sent' its auditors home
fcpl'pr. purer-mln<i"ri. nnd happier men
and worr>»Ti for hrvi-ncr peen it. V/i
Jk'ifis Grantly was pleasantly remem
bered to Richmond by the very clever
work she did last season with Charles
I>. Tlanford in thy "Taming of the
Shrew." But last night she was a reve
latlon to even 'j those who had seen her
past excellent work. She is undoubtedly
more than a clever actress. Sire read
her lines with distinctness and under
standing:/ She was painstaking, careful,
conscientious, and above all natural.
She possesses many of the characteristics
of "Annie Russell, both in voice and
action. "Indiana Stillwater" in her
hands was almost a creation. She was
suited to the part, gave it a ! fine touch,
and employed all her art in the emo
tional, which she did not overdo. Sho
was pretty, winpom'o. captivating.
Of the company, Lionel Adams, who
is known for his clever work with .. Miss
Marlowe., was a pleasing counterpart for
the star. While-lie has one or two -man
nerisms that seemed to border on affec
tation. 3t cannot be dvnied that he is a
polished actor. William J. Shea. a's'Jen
ninq-F. an old servant, whilellftfrtind only
a "bTt," conclusively demonstrated that
he was a character actor of no mean
ability. The other parts were in capable
han'ls. The scenery was the pame ueed
by the Ivelcey-Shannon Company in the
Broadway, production, r.nd was entirely
adequate. .
Tn conclusion, it 5p seldom ;,thaV Rich
mond has the opportunity of witnocß=ing
a better play than "Her Lortf and Mas
ter" or seeine: a more charming actrtss
than Miss Helen Grantly.
Paul Gilmore will appear at the Acade
my to-night in Haddon Chambers's di
lightfii] coriiedy. "The Tyranny of Tears."
JVIr. Gilmore has trod the boards less
than a decade, but five years of that pe
riod have been devoted to starring tours
In romantic and other plays. There is
one scene in "The Tyranny of Tears"
where the hero's wife is about to leave
him unless he discharges Miss Hyacinth
Woodward, his secretary, who is invalu
able to him, in obediehee to her caprice.
Tlie chivalry of the man forbids his
Fending the" girl back to an unhappy
and uncomfortable home, since she Is
not at fault. He knows the. unreasoning
obstinacy of his wife's character, feels
sure she will execute . ner threat, but
displays a winsome simplicity and wholo-
Borne courage through the entire scene,
together with a. sense of humor that in
no way disturbs the earnestness of pur
pose or pense of duty, which are domi
nating him.'.
The company chosen by Jules Murry to
interpret this comedy is a notably pro
fieioni one, and includes several actresses
whose talent is equalled by their beauty.
Charles B. Hanford will be at the Acad
rmy to-morrow, Saturday, matinee and
nighti in superb Shakesperean revivals.
At the matinee he will present "The
Taming of the Shrew," his past year's
success, in a new dress, and at night his
magnificent new scenic pageant, "Much
Ado About Nothing." Mr. Hanford -is so
wc-11 known here that he needs little or
no introduction. lie began his tour this
season in Lynchburg a few nights ago,
and has been remarkably successsful. He
will play over the Loath Circuit as a
starting point of a southern tour, from
which he hay every reason to expect great
Jt has been stated on .reliable authority
that Mr. Hanford has been more lavish
than ever in his preparation for the re
vival of this season. The stage settings
will be found superb, and the supporting
company is by all odds the best that has
ever been seen in his. support.
Fmvcrtt StoeWCorapany "Will Ropeat
the Comedy Ilrumn. by] Special
"The I.iars" will be revived nt the Bijou
to-night, replacing "Ix»rd and La«y
•Alcy." which lind made one of the hits of
Bijou season, and only gives way by
the request of patrons, who want the
! ; uw.ss of last week. ThJs: play. 'The
l-iars." shows the. company at its best m
evor>- particular, and so "groat: has been
the demand- for. seats that It. is doubtful
J f It will be possible to get seats during
the last part of this week. ; The perform
ance to-night, and the matinee and, -night
iwfonnance of to-morrow will close the
company here for several! weeks to come.
, -V-xt weok comes the ever popular >'^ f "'
i! iMcal Comedy Company In its : greaftjßt
*»wss thus far, and. by the, way. the
front^t success it -has ever, had; "Loet,
R lr ayed. or Stolen." This performance
ha * j»»ckc<i the Granby in Norfolk this
J*** to the doors, and from -the 'advance
C'-mxnd for f^yits. will more than -do
%*i !n this city. All the old. favorites.
V, t:s Hnrlan, Little Chip. Tony, Hart.
•'' a n.- Marble, and John W. Dunne, . are
*""» the company this yearr !: . >
-"i. I>unenl»«r«:.',Voterii. - " /'J
J -^N'EN T RTJRO.' C. HZ, October .2.— (SpR
.' al >-P^frislration closed; h*rc. JVedrics;
J* 1 ' J«lfirht;.4O white r andl4':col<wedkvoterß
"iPJeterpd at the Court vHouße^precinct. v ;
""«• er« thrni mor« pl»ce» tartbl* 4i»:
Cured:' of Asfhiha
After Years of Terrible: Suffering;
Mary Joscphino Bezy, Floyd Knob, Ind;^
writes: VAlter? suffering untold agonies
Xor 32 years from Asthma, I was cured hy
Schi ffmann's" Asthma Curo. I used to be so
bad that I could not move wilhouthclp.but
I can now do all my own vrork." Another
writes: "My little boy 7 years old has
boena sufTerpr for several years, Eomc
tlmcs so bad off that vro could not hold him :
In bed, expecting any moment for him to
broatho his last. Doctors did him no good;
and wo had almost given up. in despair,
when through, accident wo heard of Schiff-'
mamvs Asthma Cure, tried it and- it
almost Instantly relieved him." Mrs. D. C.
Harris, Elbow P. 0., Va.
Sold by all druggists at 50c and $1.00.
trict at which the registrars will sit! for
three daygj
: The old registration books for this pre-
Hnct show about 12-3 colored voters .find
111 white voters, while only 40 white and
•1 colored voters have registered under the
new Constitution. .
Your correspondent was present yester
day when a colored msn offered .to qualr
'f>'- He. said he could read, and a section
of- the Constitution relating to the Gen
eral Assembly was given to him. and he
was asked what was the General Assem
bly. He said it was the Congrress. Asked
what was meant by the. Executive— he
said he did not know.
Another negro wns asked, what was
meant by a republican form of govern
ment. He answered: "Boss, that means
you must do to others as you want .them
to dcto you." -...'.'
At Pleasant Grove precinct, a colored
voter was asked by the registrar, who
was the Executive of the State? He, an
swered: Mr. Yates. That gentleman is
our worthy county clerk. . , „- . ,-
The four colored men wjio registered
here, passed under the property qualifi
Very Ferv Negroes Have Met the
Constitutional Requirements.
LEXINGTON, VA., October 2.— (Special.)
The Walker's Creek District Registration
Board have completed their work and
closed the books. Only 50 per cent, of the
vote of the district was registered. Many
of the negroes are now making inquiry
as to where copies of the Constitution
may be obtained, in order that they may
prepare themselves. by the time the board
has its next sitting for registration next
At Goshen 154 were registered, of whom
three were negroes. Twenty negroes and
two whites were turned down under tho
understanding clause. These were the
only two whites who were rejected in the
district. The olcl registration books show
ed 404 voters, of which 117 were negroes.
At Flumen, SS were registered,; all of
whom were white. Three negroes" were
turned down under the understanding
clause. The old registration showed 121
voters, of which nine were negroes.
At Brownsburg 127 were registered, of
whom seven ■•■were: negroes. Several of
these registered under the understanding
clause. The old ' registration showed 320
voters, of whom 60 were negroes.
At Znck G4 were registered, all of whom
were white. There are no negroes at this
precinct. The old registration showed 101
IndiJTerenee as to Resi«tr:itloxi—
Three Precincts Consoliilntcfl.
TAZEWELL, VA., October 2.— (Special.)
The registration for Tazewell county is
nearly completed. The towns of Taze
well and Pocahontas are the only precincts
left unlinished. The last vote of the coun
ty was 4.500, and from present indications
there will not be over 2,700 o"r 2.500 regis
tered voters. Under the old law there
was something over 1.000 negro voters". Un
der the new registration there will be only
about sixty. There seems to be mucly in
difference manifested by both white 'and
colored; many are making no application
at all to register. :
V. L. Sexton, an attorney of Pocahontas,
moved JuCge Stuart yesterday morning
to consolidate the three precincts of Poca
hontas into one, in the interests ofecorio
my. The motion was resisted by some of
the Republicans, .but prevailed. Major.R.
R. Henry and Senator J. N. Harman op
posed the" consolidation.
On yesterday the Republicans sent Ma
jor R. R. Henry and J. W. Chapman.
Esq., before the Registration Board at
Richlands In their interests, but it is un-.
derstood that the hoard declined receiving
any instructions as to the discharge of
their duty.
LanenKter Registration.
IRVINGTON. VA.. October 2.— '(Special.)
.The Board of Registrars for ; Lancaster
county are nearly" through their work.
The numbers on the rolls ha ve_ not corns'
up to thp expectations and desires of those
who usually take, an active interest-in
politics. The county has had. about, an
equal number of whites and blades voting
heretofore. A fair estimate based -on '.the
regiftraticn* to-day, is that 70, per , cent.
of the whites and £5 per cent, of the color
i*l voters will be enrolled. \ . . :
Proce-edlnß'a Asrainxt a Norfolk Co.
;> .. ■; Resrißtration Hoard. 1 ,- ;
- NORFOLK, VA., October ; 2.— (Special.)
The negroes have begun "to fight .in y the
courts ;■ for V their > rights "■uriderjrtho, iew
Constitution:* The. tirst. complaint"' made
here r against;! the new /suffrage v'regiilaS
tions, ; : as by tho,; Constitutional
Convention, was 1 brought" up
the.^Nqrf oik; City CircuJtiCourt;^when?pe't
tltions : JoJ of -v complaint V. were" \$ filed f_. against
M^C^Meelirig,: J.f,p;Jjackso"n/£and|EdJ
xnond Christian,^ the Board ofjßegistratlon
twelve. negro- residents' lOfiEast'andiJW'est
Berkley^ preolncti;\ ; lThey7claim|thatithey
were made rto read; and /explain -clauses ; of
the.Cpristltutioh.Vwhlchithey didJsiiccess-:
fully.f However, the; rlght'to : regi3ter?was
refused, and they ask that >; the court 'give
them relief. V :, 7 ' . -:■•*. - - •: .:i. v ?/ .[ -'-.
-MeelcleiibTire: Rejsclslrirs. ;
CHASE .-.. CITY. VA./ October ;2;—(Spe
clal.)^-The regictrars 7 have . been ; at . work
here/ seven ; days, witn -the following re-:
suit: Whites enrolled^264;cplored,=2l; This
is about SO ;pcr ' cent, of Uhe .whites : on the
old books and 6; per cen t. ' of - the ■■ negroes.
Registration wilh. continue several days
more."; : /;■ //-.;- ;. ~- . • ':"
Consulting; Daughters of tlie
Kcvolntlon in Uegnrd to Con
utructlns- Boulevard from
■University to Monticello. - - ' :
WASHINGTON, D. C, October 2.—(Spe
cial.)—General Fitz Lee is spending a few
days at the New- Willard,- in. consultation
with Mrs. Fairbanks and other prominent
women of the Daughters of the. American
Revolution in regard to the aid the soci
ety will give, to the Jefferson Road Asso
ciation, recently organized ; for ■ the j pur
pose of building a. boule\-ard from the
Unlversitj' of Virginia* at-' Charlottesviile,
to Jefferson's tomb, at Monticello. Mrs.
Fairbanks will gorto Charlottesville on
Friday, to be the guest .'of .Mrs. yon
Mayhoff, at Monticello, where, she -will
be Joined on Saturday : bv a number of
the officers of the board of the national
society, :.which is now holding its regular
monthly meeting- in. this. city. Mrs. yon
Mayhou', who is a sister of Jefferson M:
Levy, the present owner of the estate,
will , give a reception in honor of Mrs.
Fairbanks and her associates on Saturday
New York Authorities Create
Fun for the Joke
NEW YORK, October 2.—(Special.)—Al
derman William Dickinson, of Williams
burg District, was arrested to-day in the
office of Commissioner-of-Street-Cleaning
Woodbury, on the charge of attempting
to bribe the commissioner. He was taken
before Recorder GofT and; held for exami
nation under bail of $2,500, The charge
was based on the following letter sent to
.."Dear Sir,— lf you will reinstate Antonio
Covino, who, I think, was too severely
punished by being dismissed from your
department, I will vote and otherwise
help you to obtain the money, for a new
plant in Brooklyn.
/ "Yours, most truly, - : :
. ■ . ."Alderman."
Dr., Woodbury has asked the, alderman
to give him an ■ appropriation for -this
plant, and the matter is still before tha
board. •■ . : •-.:-*■
When the Doctor got the letter he rush
ed to Mayor Lowe. The Mayor sent for
the District Attorney: There was. .a con
ference, and Dickinson was asked. to be
in Woodbury's office at .11 : o'clock, to-day.
He turned up innocently. County-Detec
tive Maher and Policeman Walsh were
concealed in the office.
"Did you write this letter?" demanded
Woodbury of the alderman.
"Sure," said the alderman. "What of
it?" \ :- ■ ; " ' '
-"Officers, arrest this man, commanded
the commissioner, and Uie officers pounc
ed on him and ran him up to. ; Jerome^s
office. Then he-: was taken before. Re
corder Goff, who was a little shaky about
holding him.
.Jerome, in person, argued that he should
be. held in. $5,000 bail. Recorder Goff de
clined 1 to hold him. Dickinson- wanted "to
make a; statement, but the Recorder told
him he hadbetter get counsel first, and
then parolled him ; to get bail, which he
promptly • furnished! All New. York, is
laughing at Jerome and AVoodbury,: who
take the ; matter seriously. The. District
Attorney was outraged by the horrid
crime, xie. said: "His act in writing that
letter was a flagrant violation of the pub
lic: officers' /act.; I will "press the prose
cution of the case with all speed." '■" .
Alderman Dickinson- became, famous in
a day' by appearing* at the Mayor's re
ception- to Prince ; Henry, at - noon/ in. eve
ning dress.\ He was the; observed of al!
observers, but : bore his honors with . be
coming modesty.
Pretty Edith Girard, of Berkley, Re
moved from Ji Notorious Place
.in Newport News.
"NEWPORT NEWS, VA.,' October 2.—
(Special.)— Edith Girard,- a -pretty 17-year
old girl,;- who came here a \week ago if rom
her home, in? Berkley," was c to-night* taken
"out ' of r the house of -Nannie: Gordon,': on
Twenty-fourth street. .by .Chief \of ; Police
Johnson; on :v complaint/ of -.. ■:. her '£. step-,
father/J Alberti* Toler," arid ; herj*. brother,,
Robert Girard;" who came 'over. frbm^Berk
ley,« and I traced' -the ' girl jto ;the place ;of
shame. . -.The g girl \ ran : : away from % horn c, r ;
and- C;sheS charges ■'.? .her/ -stepfather;*^ with:
cruelty. f-Sheiagreed j C to-:goS back shome
with ' r ' her 4° brother,' ■•■.• bu t ■£■■ would/ not vktol-,
crate*-! her \ stepfather Jin her. presence; :»' i )
In the Pni»lic Eye.
'"-■■. Congressman ~ ; Hal f? Flood, ' : of ?'Appornat-'i
onellfJosephißuttoh; arid Hon. B.r^G%
Sermon Last iViKht Wns Addressed
I JLargcly toJlcmliersofthe Church.
Duties of Officials : Tliereln—ne
sponaniility of^ Ministers— Co-Op
- enition Necessary. ;
Using the Rev. George R. Stuart's own
words, last night : was his "round-up
night," which closed a .most successful
series of ' revival services. ■
Broad-Street Methodist church was
crowded to Its fullest'; capacity: '■. People
were lined up beside the .walls, while; the
aisles and other available space. was filled
with those eager. to hear the last words
of 'the late co-worker of the • Rev. / Sam. :
Jones. :
Mr. Stuart, attired in- a black sacque :
suit, a white negligee shirt, low collar
and' black; tie, took his place at the.pul
pit, and in that characteristic way of his
gave out the text, which was from the
first verse and the fourth chapter of Ephe
sians, which reads:/ "I, therefore, 'tne
prisoner of the Lord, beseech you. that ye
walk worthy of the vocation- wherewith
ye are called."
•Mr. Stuart announced that he would not
preach from the text just read,. but inste^l
would : take the congregation as his text.
He said that many line sermons could be
preached if the Bible was used as a guide,
and the text taken from the people. .
Mr! Stuart said that every time one is
called to something higher, that it was a
call from God. God had called him to the
ministry, and he thanked God for doing
so. Nothing can exist- unless God has or
dained it. He cited a case where a certain
institution .of learning had forbidden a
minister to enter its doors, and this par
ticular institution had sunken to rot arid
decay until the law was revoked and_ min
isters permited to come in. "Christians
are the salt of the earth." If the minis
ters would get together and put forth an
effort they could whip the devil.
He said that the minister was to blame
for all the corruption now going on, but
that the people must co-operate with the
ministers to get results.
He next ' took up the officials of the
church, and said that a great responsibil
ity rested upon. them. Their, offices were
sacred, created by God, He dwelt on this
subject for some time, and said: "I con
sider Judas Iscariot a gentleman compar
ed to any official of the church who will
go to a theatre, the circus, of to pleasure
resorts and parks." An official of the
church carries the dignity of the church
with him wherever he goes." - -"
Mr. Stuart said that he had cried after
the morning service. A poor woman had
brought him a pair of mats, and said that
was all she had to give."~He urged that
•the people pay their ministers well; it
gave them vigor and energy to work.
Mr. Stuart said that people said thaV
they would not join the church, because
there were hypocrites in the church.
"These people; will not- join because the
hypocrite is ahead of them," and turning
to the reporter, he added: "Don't quote
that from me, Mr. Reporter; that's from
Sam Jones." ■
Mr. Stuart closed his sermon with , a
beautiful illustration, comparing the lost
soul to a shipwrecked craft. •
Mr. Stuart,, it is understood, is to re
ceive $1,000 for his. services in Richmond,
all incidentals to be paid by Centenary
and Broad-Street churches. .S3OO was need
ed to make out that amount last night. A
collection was taken for the purpose. •
Mr. Stuart goes from here to Lynchburg
and then to Norfolk.
Sfnniljer Organized Daring: Septem
ber—Amount of Bonds on Deposit.
WASHINGTON, D. C, October 2.—(Spe
cial.)—The number of national banking
associations was increased during . the
month of September by tho organization
of thirty-eight banks, with aggregate cap
ital stock of $3,030,000, bonds being de
posited thereby as security for circula
tion to the amount of 5506,750. Fourteen
of the associations, with capital of $2,<25,
000, were with individual capital stock of
$50,000 or over, and twenty-four with cap
ital of $605,000. banks of the class author
ized by the amondment of March 14, 1900.
The number of conversions of State into
national banks during the month was 7,
of which A, with aggregate capital of
$105,000, were of the smaller class, and'S,
with capital of $675,000. of the larger. Five
of the associations, of which three were
organized, with the, minimum amount of
capital stock— viz., $25,000— and two, .with
$50,000 capital each, were banks organ
ized to succeed ' State or private banks,
placed in liquidation for that purpose.
Banks 'of primary organization numbered
26, of which 9. with aggregate capital
of $1,650,000, were of the larger class, and
17, with a total capital of $125,000,: of the
smaller class. ' ..- , .
From March 14/ 1900, to September 20
1902, there were added to the system 1,179
associations, with aggregate capital stock
of 5G5.561.500, of which 785, with capital
of $20,839,500. were of the smaller class,
and 391, with total capital of $17,725,000,
with individual capital of $50,000 or • over:
Included in the total number. of organiza
tions, are 153 banks, with : capital of $11,
365,000, which' were converted from State
institutions. There were organized as
successors to State or private banks
placed in , liquidation for- the purpose 356
associations, with total capital of $20,510.-:
000. " : The>, resulting number of primary,
organizations is 670, the aggregate capital
being $36,659.500. '; : v t
The total number of national banking
associations organized during the exist
ence of the. system is 6,443, of which 4,651
were in. operation on September 30th. Na
tional banks to the number of 1.405 have
been placed in voluntary liquidation, and
357 in the charge of receivers. .
The authorized capital 1 stock of banks
on. September 30th was $711,167,695, showing
an increase in : number "of banks since
March. 14, 1900. of 1.034, and in capital
stock of $94,559,600. During that period
bonds on deposit as security, for circula
tion . increased ".- from • ?244,611,570 to $326.
052.770; .circulation 'secured by bonds from
?216.375.795:t0 $323,843,144/ or a total increase
of $107,468,349. ...The amount < of circulation
outstanding^ secured by deposits of
money .on account -of and li-. :
quidating associations : and those reduc
ing their circulation, increased during
the period from $38,027,935 to $43,150,454. The
total' national bank circulation";outstand
ing amounts, to $366,993,595. ' The changes'
in circulation by denominations; are as
follows:/-" .-■ ■'. -'. _ r- _ " \
■ Notes of the denomination of $5, which
amounted on March 13, : 1900, to $79,310,710,
have been 'reduced ito', ss7,947,62s; $10 notes
increased from $79.375.160 to 5145.379.140/- and
$20 : notes from \ $58,770,660 to $110,681,400. - In
round numbers/ notes; of ; . the:'. denomiha-;
tions of $50 and $100 have been increased
from .'sll,ooo. ooo to $15,000.000,- and: from. s24,-"
000,000 to $33,000,000. respectively. /There- 1
duction of the issues of notes of the de
nomination of ■ $5, C and \ increase in the; $10
and $20, are ~due to 'the restriction placed
upon the issue of $s;notes by; the: act of
March:l4, 1900. ■;.- -; ':..,-/;
v-; The f 200,000 Cluli. ;
'■■J ' V (New York ■ Press.) .
President John A! McCall,: of .the New
York Life Insurance Company, went; to^
Hot- Springs/;- Va:, a few: ; days. ago"i ? to'
ihstair^himself in a;big.hotel';ais" hostiof,
the /"Two ' Hundred -Thousand; ' .; Dollar'
Chib I ,'* an organization of insurance agents':
that'he formed andffqstOTS.oThisyear/the:
! membership of Uhe?club':lsl6S^:- It is! somet;
Hhing'of i a novelty, J-with;;the^brotherXof?
'Mfyi: Morgan's % Per^
kins \as;'g t erierai : ; factotuni.f--T6 ' be,eligible
to: membership : an Vagent fmust i write ; $200^
OOOJor^inniore^ofjpnidrup _'lhsu"rancejlji>"a'year;i
The>; one VVr Iting -(the >V >>, amount^ Is?
elected Ipresld en t,'| and ; he ; may "continue^tpl
;b^eTreelec't€^vanMaJly.vuntil>anotfer; paces';
the last year if a Philadelphian, who
th^'matter as it nowistands is|a ; case*ol
"I'win^, -you: lose.'V no; matter, which ; side
of the cqih^ turns ; tb; the top.':] f:£ r M^ f -) r -
The ; statement- Js . made ; that : the^ iPresit
dent's^^; action ;waV? entirely i independent' of
poli tical i consideratiohs. -This : is
as \. trug,^ but > that "political " consideratiohs
Intrude tbTemselves ; is '■ apparent ; to r every,
political -student. In' the -South, t the i rex-"r e x-"
treme West, and the Northwest; where
lumber; is; largely v usedt^for-: fuel, -the.
acute situation is not' so quiekFy felt as in
the East,: and that there .will ; be political
credit, for the work i done by^. the; President
is anticipated f !by Republican ; :^managers
and feared by , Democratic managers. V
Probably All of Them Will Attend
■/-■;-:.. .- .the: Conference. ... :. . ■
NEW YORPC, October/ 2.^-The coal
presidents ; : ; left : for Washington at 4:11
o'clock,* ; on a . : . special : train. The ; party
of ;B. "_ B. Thomas, of- the ; Erie ;
President Fowler," of the Ontario and
Western; David Willcox, "vice-president
and general counsel of the Delaware and
Hudson, who went as the personal" rep
resentative of President: Olyphant; Pres-
Ment ' Truesdale, /of the Lacka'wana. , and
John Markle, the ihdependont i operator.
President Cassatt. of th-e Pennsylvania
railroad, who received/. a specialginyita
tion from the President to attend, -was
a visitor at' J.. P.- Morgan's office -tOrday.
-"I haven't :;yet decided- to accept Lthe
President's.; invitation," said Mr.; Cassatti
Vbut^l expect to make up niy.; mind later:
in the "day." ; ."• ■ • /" /
■■-- Mr. Morgan y- and his . representative
talked with some of the leading : opera
tors to-day. It .is ;_ understood that cer
tain memoranda have peeh prepared, and
will be submitfod to the -President at to
morrow's 'r conference. %
PHILADELPHIA, October 2.— The coal
presidents arrived here at. 6:20 P. M.
President Baor,; of the Reading ' Company,
joined the party hefe.. To this" point the
train consisted fof] a passenger coach and
the. private l car Atlas. Here the coach?
was taken off. and - President Baer's pri
vate car, Philadelphia, was attached.
The special train left here at '6:26. rur»
ningr as the second section of "the Royal
Limited Express over the Baltimore and
Ohio road, under orders to run slow. :
Attorney-General' Knox anil Carroll
D. Wricrht io Aitenfl Conference. ■
WASHINGTON. October. 2— "lt is ex
pected that all the men to whom Invitations
were sent; yesterday will be present: at
the conference to-morrow. Mr. Baer and
Mr. Mitchell have accepted."
This was the only statement that could
be obtained at the White House to-day
regarding the conference which will be
held to-morrow on the coal situation.
Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania, .was in
conference with" the President / for 'an
hour to-day, and it Is understood . tha^
he came here at the request of the Presi
dent to discuss the strike situation; The
President and' Senator were not Inter
rupted, and two Cabinet officers who
called did not see the President while
the conference was in progress. Senator
Quay, after he left the President, would
not discuss tho .situation or discuss an
opinion as to the probable effect of tfie
coming conference.
During the day. Secretary Root, Attor
ney-General Knox, and Secretary Shaw
were In conference with the President.
Secretary Wilson was at the White
House for a short time, but the three first
remained with/the President 'forneariy
an hour. It is understood that the Presi
dent discussed the subject of the confer
ence to-morrow, the Cabinet officers mak
ing a number of suggestions as to what
the President should say. to those who
will participate in it.
It has been decided that Attorney-rGene
ral Knox shall attend the conference.
He will be the only member of the Cabi
net who will be present. Carroll D.
Wright, Commissioner of Labor, who re
cently, made an investigation of .the
strike situation, also will attend, upon
the invitation 'of the Preside-it.
While every one connected with the
administration is extremely reticent con
cerning the coming conference, there is
a. feeling of hope among those close to
the President that it is going to result
in a settlement of . the -strike. This is
based- upon the acuteness of the situa
tion, and the necessity that exists for a
settlement. The determination of the
President to bring about a' settlement, 1 : If
possible, is ' largely "responsible "for the
confidence which is felt in . the out
come. • . .--.'■ .
Will Not'Expre»s Opinion on Proba
ble Result of Conference.
WILKESBARRE, PA:, October 2—Pres
ident Mitchell, of, the United Mine Work
ers, accompanied by District Presidents
Nichols and Fahey, left this evening for
Washington/ Mr. Mitchell conferred with
the district presidents through -the day.
It is 'not known what policy -the Execu
tive Board of . the: miners' union will pur
sue at the- conference. Mr. Mitchell, de
i clined to /express any opinion, AH he
would say was that'he hoped. for the. best.
The/ general feeling, however,' is '.that
President Roosevelt will : «rucceed in bring
ing both parties together. ' - ' .
The mining town of Plymouth, which
has been free from any disturbance since
the strike began, was the scene of much
disorder to-day. Mobs . surrounded the
Sterling and North Aremican washeries,
and 'Sheriff r. Jacobs, , being .unable; to .dis
perse: them,' summoned' the military. Col
onel'; Dougherty sent three companies 01
the_ Ninth .Regiment . to";-' the :■ scene, . and
they arrested -eleven men charged -with'
riot. They were" ; brought . before Magis
trate Polk,- of this city,' who, /after a.
hearing, held them in 51,000 ; bail /each
f or trial, at court: -'■<-■- ?.<-•'; :
A strong guard was / placed over the
■ washeries"- to-night. They are /expected
to resume operations- to-morrow.- '
:."-S: ."-S :x surprise to; strikers:^
■ The washery of ; the-Hollenback \ mine
started up work. this afternoon; This was
a surprise !to the strikers. "Despite the
conference called to meet at Wasnington,
the operators ;in the .Wyoming Valley arw
very • aggressive.- ■ i ;':• . ■ .■.'„",*'"<;
: PHILADELPHIA.i October 2.— National
President ;i John ■-Mitchell. " .Thomas D.
Nicholls, President Jof/ District -.No. 1;
.Thomas Duffy, president of District No. 7;
and-iJohri Fahey^i president of; Distncv
No. : 9, United Mine- Workers of i America, i
who Lief t/ Wilkesbarre, '■ to-day.' for
rWashington7f passed through this , city 10
night. .:;'■;:. -■.-■•' ry':\ "-■'•< ■'■ V: ;; ... K' : ?-f[ZMg !
r> Presidents Mitchell said the '■ three ' dis
trict: presidents,, at. the: request.jOf Presi
dent ". Roosevelt, will attend -the confer-;
ence.;/-'-;*.''-"V:/- ; ; V:": /'/".■:■' . ■ "/ ,;/-- ; "/"/ ; r : / ' ■:
.'Appli cation : : *f or .- ; ". Order > .toY : : Show
/•.- ■.:;...:-■, :. .■ Can Me Granted.- ;■-.;. .-.:.-■
/ALBANY, N. V;, , October 2.-^Attorn'«y- ;
General >Davisv announced , to-day 'that? hej
had?? granted HtheTappHcatiori » of s the?New;? New;
Yo^^Americjairy and T Journal, : - asking that'
■the -coal ; ; be^"summoned£ to i?ap-:
pear before : him ; and '■ show/ cauieiwhyl pro^l
ceedings I should^
; thVra|undejrJth^^^
A hearing w\M be giving in this city Oc-
f • 2,-~Corisiil«r«J^
jLji m^m K> g J M- Wj^pV %> • * -«,*■■---= •«,-» F t* wrZ^k^fm^k
J ■M^j'fff f .'ff fl^ nothl "g comp«»« w?tn^
MM IWff f Wf 1 iC the pain v mad|lMiCTOCpfii
eKW-bsrth. Thetliotifht
#* the ■offering an* dmng er » •tore for her, robt thecxpecUnt mother : /
*H pleawmt anticipation* of the comingevent , arid ca*t« over, -her » ;; ■;?
si^doTf -of • gloom^ which cannot be^: shaken off > Thouiands of women v
found that -the n§« i-of Mbtt«r'» Fr^d dnrinyypregnan^rbW|C
dSailnement ;of ill^p»int and danger/ aid intnres safety to life of mother
4*d child. This" scientific Hniment i»^a^ god-nend to all wwneh at thai. .
fee of their most^cnticai; triaL "Not only rdoes Friendl ■.
carry women safely trough the perils of child-birth^ but \iU as© f >
gently; prepares the system i for "the coming • errat, preyentf I'moirning; ;
■ oiiiex &*~: mr m «m« m^-m^.':
comforts of this period. Mm&W^U M^SUB^s^^S^^iff
Sold by all dmggist. at . gWigJ g fV SLMt %9
$i.€»;per bottler t, Book .; :.;; ''^^"■^^^■^yn^n^'min'm^'^
containing raloable information free. ''-'S^K^M^^^Msl^^
men here, concerning the moyeriients of the
special bearing . the coal i road ; presidents.
It reached here ; not~ long after the limited
express, and then a switching engine took
It to ; the" yards at Eckington. a suburb
about three miles from the business part
of the town: . / ./ .'■ '.
Uthoff testified 'under, crossrjexamination
that last week he and Scullln were before
the grand jury together, arid that ; he told
the grand jury that Scullin gave -him $25,
000 to vote against* the central traction
bin./... v.; :/, : : : - ' ; :•
- Lquns C. Dieckmann, speaker of the
House of Delegates, £while the:central
traction bill was pending, testified that
Snyder asked him to"; assist in getting the
'central - traotion- bill passed, and Snyder
said he would 'see that any promise made
by. George J- VKobush (president of the
St."!Louls Car: Company), would be ;kept.
George' J. Kobusch testified that " Snyder
hadvtold him^he paid $50.C00 to Uthoff to
pass the central traction bill. "■
Xo C»nsc Asslifned for Mrs. Smiths
"Talcing: Morphine.
The 'funeral of Mrs. H. B. Smith took
place • yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock
from her late residence, .No. .317 north
Eleventh street. Rev. W. E. Evans. D. D..
of Monumental .church, officiating. Mrs.
Smith's remains were laid to rest tem
porariy In a vault in Oakwood Cemetery,
to be removed later to her home, m
Portsmouth. Va. . The pall-bearers were:
Messrs. Ellis M. Talbot.^E wen ; Davidson.
F. D. Hooton,: Henry. L. "King. Edward
M. 'Eppes,. Ashby'Watklns, A. H. Smith,
and T. Gordon Straughan.
The ; family %ot the / deceased are com
pletely prostrated over, the sad j death.
Mrs. Smith . had -been! married three
years, ;and ; her -married' life had been a
most happy, one. . It was learned from the
family of- the deceased that she had been
subject to , severe attacks that often
brought; on delirium, and-it is supposed
that she took' the overdose of mc.rphlne
without realizing Its danger. There was
nothing to indicate that Mrs. Smith's
death was- the 'result -of- suicide; as her
domestic relations- were as cheerful and
as happy as they could be. 4 She had, been
complaining for several days prior to her
death, and it was her intention ;to visit
her parents in Portsmouth, to secure a
change. ■ which was 'thought would be
beneficial to her. She was in her 23d year,
and is survived by a baby boy 19 months
old.' " " :
Yonns Jfegrro "Woman. Canscn a. Scene
und is Arrested. '
Mary Mack,' a young, negro woman,
caused much trouble . on car." 218 'of the
Richmond Passenger and Power Company
yesterday afternoon. '.She became angry
withithe conductor about paying: her fare
and let looser with a string of oaths
which shocked j even the hardened Irish
men on the car. ■■' Ladies scattered in all
directions to escape '-- the tongue of the
young. virago, and Officer Wiltshire final
ly came to the rescue and took the wo
man to the city jail.
It seems the car was crowded, ; and the
woman -. had her money secreted about
her person in .places not conveniently
reached, and the conductor became im-"
patient. She will explain in court this
morning. ; ,
Mrs.' Susan Elizabeth Pierce, widow of
Captain William Richard Pierce, died^at
her home. 712 north Twenty-fifth street,
at 'B:33' o'clock yesterday -morning. She" is
survived by "two children — William R. and
Miss 'Ellie Pierce.
The funeral will take place from the
home at 4 o'clock this afternoon.'
The funeral of Mr. Bernard H." Ricker
took place from St: .Mary's church yes
terday morning at: 9 o'clock.
' Miss Maggie EverlandGaines,' the , 12
year-old daughter ;of Mr. J.\; W. Games
who died Wednesday: morning, was buried
at Oakwood Cemetery.: yesterday after
noon at 5:30 o'clock.. .
The funeral of Mr. John D.- Tyler will
take place- from Union-Station -Methodist
church at 4 o'clock this afternoon. . .
Philip bade Smith, formerly of Cul
peper county,- died In the Soldiers' Home
Wednesday, in his- 62d: year. He served
in -the Seventh Virginia Infantry (Kem
per"s) during the civil war,! and was pain
fully wounded at the first battle of Man
assas. , . . . . '
Escaped Police Last Week — Ran
Dotth by Officer Xelsit.
John Reeves, a young white man of
desperate character, , who is a constant
source of trouble 'to the • police,' was ar
rested yesterday by Officer /Neisz' and
locked in the Second Police Station. The
authorities have been ; on"the lookout for
the man- since he escaped from* Officer
Schlief while being -carried to a patrol
box with one of his pals. • .
It will be remembered the two men were
suspected, and the officer lay in wait
for them in a lumber yard and arrested
both, but < the. above >man ! escaped.: At
the time no -charge, could- be : found;;as
no 'one identified the clothes discovered
hid in the lumber yard, so the other man,*
Ike, McDervin," was sent to jail under
bond. - : ' .'- ---,'': ■' ■ ' - '- ~ ■ . ■ '■
It-has since been, discovered that the
clothes were stolen -from a Itrunk in a
car and belonged to a man named E. J.
Simmons. Both men will now be ; tried
on this charge. ■<; . ■
• J.-K. Bowles, of Philadelphia, who has
been ill at the Virginia; Hospital for sev
eral; weeks, -is convalescent.
Mrs J. W. Roseberry. wife'of theßev.-
J W Roseb'erry. " of Fredericksburg. is
at ; St. Luke's /Hospital. " Her condition
is about the same. .
" MriVFYanklin Steams is ill at his home,
No.; 2Co; south Third street.\ ; ; ; ; ';
Mrs. Edwin Is. Hewitt, daughter of;Dr;
Brock, -who ; has been sick at her father's
home, is much improved. '-. ■ ":"'"_. ■ •--•:. •
M^s. C. W. P. - Brock; s- who ■• has-been
; quite"' ill at her- home, ' on -: Franklin '■ street;
is. able to be out 1 ; again.- :' >:
-Officer' John- Finnegan is'sick at 'his
home with; erysipelas^of; thc^eyes.;^ - '
■-, Officer ; Charles I Sweeneyi --who • has j been
sick '■ for :-- some ;' time, -is j- able*., to Swaik
around.'^--- ,c. '•;^^).\.% : Z.^;~':-'-'^- : -y:'S'. '■■' : '\r^-^
Council. i Committee'. So' lnstructs Phi y- •
<■■■■■■-■ ' . ■* »
, slcl»na t» the Poor.
3 !, The? regulars meeting of th* Grounds ■
andlßulldlngs ;Commltt-e wss . helcHiril
the^City.lHairjlast night, Th« mlnutes?of
and those 1 of the, flrst'lapproyed. A clause <
qiiotlhal Colonel
In thd ~*> 9#^tt()4i ' X&IAU VI9 I #n^ •' th^JT "' w<r# •'
held open until he could explain the
language./" ',- ;" :. : ."...'_ " ' -
: The? question of compelling the physi
cians "• for- the poor to put in/telephone&
arose; Mr. Adams made a motion that
It be "recommended to the Council f that
these physicians be required ; to put ;in
'phones fat, their own expense. The motion
was carried. . •' •/
A committee composed of Messrs. Bur
ton,; Hicks, and Gillman were appointed
todraw up rules governing the speedway
of Reservoir. Park.;
•The pay-roll and bills wert Soldered t«
be paid, except the bill ,for the electric
fans, about which there was someniist
: take.,?. .': ■ _ ;.:■.. \ ; „„ ' /. : - .{.
For the rest.' the meeting was devoted
to, routine business.
The Committee on Cemeteries met .arid
transacted .-: routine business. The pay-"
roll and bills were ordered paid. «S:x
grave coats ?for '.. the ' grave-dlgßer3 >^at:
Oakwood -^and. River-View were ordered..:
A petition was received from J. B. BUy
son,;an employeo at Oakwood. asking for
his : salary to be increased from i $1.50 to
$2 : pertlay. i ,i .'.' •" -. "
The foHowlng were the receipts for • the
month from, the cemeteries: Oakwood» ;
J558.03; River-View, $303.10; Shockoe, 553.50.
Will of the Dead Anthor' Xenvei
KverythinK to His Wlfe-5o
liiteirary-Tejitaineiit. r
PARIS. Oct. -.—Madame Zola was al>
lowed to : see the body of her husband to
day. A large crowd assembled tn front
of the house and saluted her respectfully
as she alighted from a carriage, assisted
by two doctors. Shejtvas attired in deep
mourning and was evidently 'very'w .ak.
Zola's publishers and his Intimate friends.
Charpentier^Fasquelle arid M. Desmoulinsv
the writer.^ accompanied her to the mor»
tuary chamber! When her husbnnd's fea»
tures were uncovered Madame Zola's an»
guish was heartrending. She finally
swooned. ;
The will of Emlle Zola was found, as
indicated by lime. Zola, in his bed-room,
the seals of which were broken in orde^
to obtain the document. The room waj
immediately sealed up again. The wllJ
was not opened unia a late hour this eve
ning, and Its contents have not bee»
made public. It is understood, however,
that Zola left everything to his wife. H«
left no literary testament, and the will
contains no directions as to the funeral.
Uexperate Atteu«i>t tv Hub Kuiluuy
Ouice— t'iuc^y Ueleuce — One . oIC
AVould-lle ltubbcr.i Killed. .
WILLIAMS PORT. PA., October i..—
Five masked and desperate j burglars
made a bold utteniDt to roD the sale ofi
che Mon tours ville Passenger ' Railway
Company early this mormrii?. . In a ter
rinc battle with revolvers, which, fol
lowed the attempt, one of the Uespera
.does waslkilled, and two others. slightly,
wounded by Kngtneer Alem Bly, who
was shot twice by the robbers.
Shortly before 2 o'clock, while "Engineer
Alem Bly was at work in the power
house of- the Montoursville Passenger
Railway. Company, he was startled by a
terrific crash, caused by ( the front door
of the building being battered in with a
heavy plank. Bly rushed to a de3k,
which contained his revolver, and. as he
turned to i«'ice the intruders, ha was met
by a fusllade. of -shots from, the revolvers
In the .hands', of five . men. who had the
lower part of their faces covered with,
handkerchiefs. One of the shots struck:
Bly' in the hip, and another made a'
flesh wound in the thigh. The wound*
did ; rot disable him, however. ; and ha
levelled his revolver and fireil at ona
of the burglars, who was several feet
in advance of the others. The bullet
pierced the heart of tne desperado, and
he fell dead..
The engineer kept firing at the rest
of the gang, who kept up a continuous
fire. Two of , them were slightly wound-
eil. After his revolver-- had been
emptied. Bly retreated through a rear
door and ran to a near-by factory, and
aroused : the\watchman. who sounded an
alarm by blowing tbc* factory whistle.
While Bly was absent ; the robbers drag
ged the body of their dead "companion"
outside" the '.building, where they left.it
and fled. ! Up to a late hour no traw
of : them had been found.-
Boilermaker."* Seem ;tf> Have. Gotten
What Ther A-tlcefl.
BLUEFIELI>.' W. VA,. October 2.—(Spe
cial.)—The; boilermakers of this , city
struck to-day .for higher wages. They
also demanded extra pay for night work
and Sunday! work. At a midnight con
ference Superintendent of Motive Power
tTewis /granted the demands of the strik
ers,'and a satisfactory settlement -was ar
rived at. ■;:.; '-.-' V - ' - : V ' '■■ C. '-X; '.
The strike was ordered by the Grand
Lodge. ; It is said, that the boilermaker*
at'Roanoke. and other points on the Nor
folk, and Western system I are not paid
as much as the' local union demandeiSL:
About men " were .affected.' Thera
was a complete ■ tie-up in this depart^
ment'.of thefshops. {- ' "
/When the ;bo!lermakers struck their
helpers also, quit work, and when an
engine ; came^ into b« repaired there;. was
-no one in this department to do the work.'
J. , E. Walton, : day. foreman at the ; : round
house, furidertobk 'to "remedy j the trouble,
and .went 'into the \ fire-box to /do ;th.»
necessary .work. - -.While :he ■ was "in th«
fire-box some unknown person 'closed and
•fastened Uhexd6or/anda;:large bunch 'fof
waste was lighted and placed in the ash pan
lo.fi? the - engine." ; Mr. -Walton Iwasj Imprte^
oned-for probably ah hour. ' - .
C. G. : Bosher ,"»_: Vlee-Pre»ld«rnt. ; i
r^TROIT.^iIICH.." October 2.— Amonjt
"elected by. the National
C«Tte*eS i ßuildet»*;: ; ;'^rAMOc^tlon'>;tb7dasV :
were" Owen- 141y. --,.- Memphis :>: CharleiS.C"
Bosher, v Richmond. Val : j 'John >W;5 Scotttv
Atlanta,- Ga-Y-W^T^iJones^^Cartliiife^
N. C. ■-'-'.
=■ President*: Con d ttlon < S«tiaf aietoryV*-^ ; S
2 WASHINGTON.* [October S.-Prealdent ,
Roosevelt had a r comfortable day,. and to- >
night • tho , report • from r • '. the temporary - ; :
J lit ;that ihfst condittoni Is ; safcS^
[ Isfactelry^Hje^e^|mc^l^fJttJs| i&dfo.
in- his .wheel chair, ar.si I 3 abk-.ro d^vut*

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