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IN ?[?I EDIFICE ? i Second l'.aplif?t Btt?ltjing Wcl COJllctl lulo ("ity's Sisterhood of (.'Ilurelics. \LL DENOMINATIONS HELP Drs. Young, Cecil and Evans De? liver Congratulatory Ad? dresses. The Second Baptist church, was last night welcomed Into the city'? sinter hood of eliin'eh-H. among whleh' It ?tnttds jiiMiirpassi?! in symmetrlciil beauty. There wore three ?ulilresses from three of th?' city'? most prominent ministem, und all ?if them laid espe? cial strews In their congratulatory re? marks upon the sirrhlbytural bf-auty tml proportion of outline f?jr which the lew temple of warship Is already noted. In the vast auditorium, was gathered l throng that was larger even trian that ?f the night bef?lo, It was n meeting if all th?? denominations which cime ?o respond with their congratulations to tint? earnest spirit of Christian labor ? nd efforts, whose attempts for endur? ing utterance has had ?i splendid con iiimmatlon. Ail th,. apeechea were admirably In keeping with Ibc spirit of occasion, on? if rejoicing nhd Jubilation. Th?-y were 'iglit. vivacious with nnecdoto and hu? mor, yet vibrating with the deep, ton ler undertone* of religious feeling' l?r. Smith, the pastor, opened the services n-ltli a few Introductory remarks, whleh jvere followed liy on n'gregut lona I slng Ing and then by tin- speakers. The ad Iresscs were Interspersed with appro? priate and beautiful ??elections from the :holr. Rev. ?. A. Marks, pastor of the First English Chu roh, read nom tho -Scrip? tures, and u.V. Dr. .1. .1. Haley, pastor of the Seventh Street Christian Church,' offered th? prayer. Dr. W. J. Young. pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, aran Introduced as the first speaker, Dr. Young said tliat as the represen; ta live of a great army, numbering more than six milll ill at large, and more than M-v,*. thousand in the city, he bad come to rejoice with the member? of this new bpuso of God. Speaking of the two , hun-hes?Meth i rtlx? and Uaptlsl ?r. Young ;?.ii<i that they had endeavored to touch tho saiho classes ol i.pie and thai their wor.t nnd effort had !'"pn generally along the samo lin". Th. y had Striven und ?lie striving for the Same end, and In the Imparting of their Christian Influence had heen i-i close communion ?luring nearly all time sine?- their . staSdlshtnent. There had alway* existed an Intense livtity. not always friendly, but now holy with on,, ambition to serve God and to create new kingdoms for their Master's nervlce. He Illustrated hi* argu? ment with th?! story of himself striving with the other two children of hi? home for their mother's best affection. They wanted to get close to their lirtother, he ?aid, but It was the same desire in nil iti.it prompted them tu strive for ln-r low. lb- told, t"o, n Htory of two men, who battled with each other from dawn to dark, each unable tr.hquer the other, until at last they embraced and faced Hie world together S" was it with; the^e two churcIie.B In the matter of reform and the salvation of the world, nndho hoped that these two with all the other denominations would work to? gether for the redeeming of the worl 1. II.. sie.we,| how the little rivalries nnd petty Jealousies are only superficial and Hint at Hie heart all arc the same, work in gtogether for a like end, having one God, one baptism an?l one 'Kiitlier. He had once delivered a series of sermons nn the principle? of the vnrlous denomi? nations. All, of whatever creed, recog? nised In the Illustration of these prin? ciples that after all there Is hut one church and one fnlth. All churches stand In simple brotherhood, with one ambition, ?ml for the flame eternal principle. And ko h?' congratulated them on the heauty Of their temple expressed In such spirit? ual ideals. He showed, how-over, that It Is not the outward heauty alone that works f..r good, hut the spirit that lies within. He said that those going by would hunger for the heauty of the soul, and out of this temple must go rorth the transpiring gr.'i'-e of God. Dr. Cecil Speaks. Dr. Russell i'.ell ?aid that he had j watched the growth of the chinch and that he congratulated the mon the com? pletion of tlir-ir work, which had boon done In the spirit of Christ. He referred In glowing terms to the architectural beauty of the edific?, comparing it will? le handiwork of Phidias and with the architecture of the renowned Parthenon, crowning the summit of the Acropolis of ancient Athens, He told them that he had come to bring tho congratulations of the "bluestockings," who die, but never surrender. The thing of greatest Importance In modern Christianity, ho said, is the dls roverey of the resemblances existing In nil the churches. ? one to tho other. Now, he said, people magnify the resemblances and not the differences, which he gloried to see, for there is but one God, one spirit, one baptism'. All the faithful are baptized in the one body of Christ, and have kin In the spirit of God. So all must help to conserve and foster this modern spirit of harmony. So will nil hail with joy the day when tho bleed? ing hands of Jesus shall gather up tho ?angled ends of Hindern Christianity and will weave then": into a seamless gar? ment like unto '(ho spotless raiment of the Saviour. Dr. Cecil was followed by Dr. Evans, of Monumental Episcopal Church, who' said that he came be foro them with feel? ings of unmlxed'joy to congratulate them. Tho exercises, he said, would have been Incomplete without bin?, na-ho had many devoted friends among the members of the. congregation. Speaking humorously, he told them that he thought It only right and proper1 that he Should be with them to congrut?il??e them on tho*happy consummation' of tbelr work, lie related tho story of n geologist, who, exploring In one of tho counties of the State to find the nnture 1? sti'ata, camo across an old farmer. Tr? reply to a question as to the kind of geological construc? tion of the land,' thn furnier said, "Bap? tist." So said Dr. . Evans, tho Baptists are found everywhere, and It Is good to bo with them. Speaking of tho church, THE QUE EH OF tABLE WATERS." Bottled only at the Apollinaris Spring, Neuenahr, Germany, and Only with its Own Natural Gas. BEWARE OF SUBSTITUTIONS ho referred lo tho change of tho struc? ture, adding that though they chango oc cnslonnlly their structures, they, never ??hung?: their HtrucUirnl belief. ??He spoko Ifiiighlngly of their singing the Te Doum, the Gloria, the Magnificat, ,??tr., adding Jn nn aside (hat the Methodists urn <1<> Ing the same; but that \l?ey ?n.-ver changed their articles ?if faith. In a beautiful eulogy he referred to the great preachers of '?50 nnd '"??, I'eterkln, Mo'ore, Jeter, Heinle, and many others, who, he said, had left their rellgbnis Impress on the heart arid mind of Richmond. Visi? tors to tills city, he said, often wonder nt seeing so many men g?> to church on Sunday. It Is because their fathers and ? mothers sat nt tho feet of these great, rfllglous teachers and learned from ' them a deeper arid truer faith. Dr. Kv.-uis congratulated them on tho beauty of the temple, emphasizing the grnnd?'ur and sublimity or the east por? tico, so full <>f restfulness and sugges? tive ?f repose. He rejoiced that It bad not been marred by the addition of a steeple, referring humorously to the poor architectural taste that bud so iidorn'etl Hi?; old eh'urch. He said thnt he had come, though not officially, yet he felt and knew sympathetically, to' congratu? late then? and to rejoice with thorn at ' this hour. He prayed for God's bless- I ing on the new church and upon the devoted head of ItH pastor. WILL FIGHT CHARGE. Bismark Club in Police Court Saturday. The Bismarck Club, located at 14.'? i East Main Street, was reported Sunday ! for selling whiskey to h minor and a person not n member. The ease was I e:?l|e?l In Police Court yesterday morn- ! lug. but was continued until Saturday I at th ereguesl of Mr. Gilbert K. Polltfck, ! attorney fur Mr. O. J. Pond, president of the club. A young man. named O'Nell, is alleged to have bought whiskey In the place. When the c.-is?- Is called Saturday morn morning there will Im some startling de? velopments. Mr. Pond win pr?sent wlt ii? SSOS who will show that the young man In question di?I not purchase any? thing in the club, hut that he wns re? fused a ?Irlnk ??t the har. Ijiter. so It is stated, the young man, saw a friend of hi?, who was a member of the club, and telling this friend ?lint lie had a I sick father ,-it home. Induced the friend to lia-chaise a bottle of whiskey for him. When the man who bought the liquor was summoned he very promptly cu?n?; forward ami said that he did so, hut that ! he had a right to ?lo It if be wanted to. ' Mr. Pond, wfTo for years lived In Man- \ i heater, and <:%s live there now. Is ' known to many of the m?ist prominent ? business men In the city, and it is ' said by the-.- that he lias conducted his < i'lb on a purely legitimate principle. He ] will fight this ?"uirge to the end. A few Week-; ago the president of the I club, with a member of the House of i Delegates and a few other friends offere?l to wager $2T> thai a man who was not ? a member could not receive any of tho j privileges of the cluh. An outsider was j sent to the club anil returned within a few minutes with the information that tie couldn't even purchase a cigarette. DARK TOBACCO GROWERS COMING TO VIRGINIA (By Associated Press.) ?'I.AUKSVII.I.K, TKNX.. February 13. Several members of the Park Tobacco Growers' Association left here to-day for I.ynchl/urg, Va., whero they will con? fer with tobacco planters fron? various parts of Virginia with ?t view to amal? gamating the Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky associations. Mr. Echols Goes to Bristol. Mr. Qeorge J. Echols, called by the Re? tail Drug Clerks' Association "The Owl." and one of the most capable and popular drug clerks of this city, who has been with the Wagner drug store fyr some time, has resigned his position with this firm to accept a more lucrative one with the Stover Drug Company, of Bristol, Tonn. Mr. Echols has made many friends In Richmond who wish him good luck nnd prosperity In his new position. He will leave for Bristol to-day. E. J. Armstrong. . PETERSBURG. VA.. Fehrunry 13.?Mr.' Elislia J. Armstrong died suddenly from heart disease about 10 o'clock last night nt his homo on High street. Mr. Arm? strong wns seventy-one years old and was a native of New York, but luid been in business here for many years. t RICIU? OFFICER GOES AFTER MARTIN Served Out Term at Winston-! Salem Before They Would Give Him b (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) "VVINSTON-3ADEM, N. C, February 13. ?An otllcer arrived h'.-ro to-day from Richmond for Will Martin,, colored, and left this afternoon for Richmond with his prisoner. Martin was arrested hero several months ago on the charge of larceny und at tho last term of courtt, ho was sentenced to tho roads for four months on tills charge. s The Richmond authorities ssnt ?m offi? cer here at that time for Martin, as he Is wanted there for cutting a couple of women, hut the Knrsyth officers wore un? willing to let Martin go until ho had served his sentence hero. Martin's sen? tence on the roads having expired a few days ugo, ho was ?"?'gain placo/i In Jail and tho Richmond officers notified that nil they had to do was to como and get their man. f&Xfff Acts like a parachute?it "lets you down easily." It fia a pure, harmless, vegotable liver medicine; exactly what nature demands. Sold by' all druggists at 35c Per Bottle. ' Takes the Place of Calomel. ^- _ o i ni i .???i?? .mroiuiwiiii .^ [ OF SUGGESTIONS J3?ith France and Germany Have Taken Seemingly Unyielding Positions. (Py Associated Pross.) BERLIN, February 13.?Some exchanges of suggestions between this and other government? regarding the Algeclras ne gotlntlons ?ire proceeding, although there Is really rio ?'xpectatlon of ?in agreement. Both Prance an(j Germany have taken up seemingly unyielding positions. If Germany should now agree to give over Morocco to France, the efforts of years would be fruitless and a long period of unrest In European affairs. It Is believed, would begin, the Issue of which no ono ventures to prtvdict. The dissolution of the Algeclras conference, while not In Itself the cause of war talk, will certainly be succeeded by a revival of mutual dis? trust between Prance ?ind Germany. Interviews Cause Comment. (By Associated Prtss.i AI.GKOIras. spain, February ?.-In? terviews took place this morning be? tween Herr von Kadowltz and M. Revolt, respectively, the first delegates of Ger? inn ny atid Prance to the Moroccan con? ference, and CotJnt van Tattenbuch and M. Regnauit, respectively, the second delegate? of Germany nnd Prance. Thy Interviews have cause,] much comment, hut nothing Iih? yet transpired as to their result. It Is Improbable, however, thnt a solution will he reached for some time yet on the vital point? at Issue in the conference. BUSTER BROWN TO-DAY. Beautiful Musical Comedy at the Academy of Music. j To-day is the day long to be remem? bered by the ?ttle folk? and many of tho I digger on.?, for ??Hii?ter Brown" comes to the Academy of Music for two per? formances, matinee an,] ?Ight. Who hasn't roail of Huster and funny Tige in the comic supplements of The Tlmes Dispatch. an?] who Isn't there thnt has not laughed at the resolutions of Buster. which ore broken a? soon as made? "Huster" has fourni a real ?elf on the stage In little Mu-step Gabriel, the toy comedian, who, if he were bom over, could not be more like R?ster of the pic? ture papers. And then there Is George All. who makes Tlge do everything bilt talk, and he 'almost does that with his knowing winks and antics The company Is th?- same that way here last fall, nnd it bears the record of being one of the most emphatic lilt? of the year at the Academy. Buster and Tige are not th? whole show for Manage Ilaymond has put a splendid company around the come? dians, and tho music is so tuneful that it is catching. Big nudlencea will wel? come Buster, as the ?ale of seats Is very large, and the demand will easily bring the "Sold Out" sign Into use before the curtain goes tip. The Chaperons Next. Of die many musical attractions at tho Academy last season, few of them will bo more pleasantly remembered than "The Chaperons," which returns to the Acatfcmy next Friday night. It bears none of tho cheapness of time, and tho music Is as fresh now as when the opera mado on enviable record in New York several years ago. The company Is spoken of as being '.-apable and ample in numbers. * m ABRAHAM HUMMELN APPEAL DISMISSED BY COURT (By Associated Press.) ALBANY, N. Y., February 13.-?The Court of Appeals to-day reodered a de? cision dismissing the appeal of Abraham Hummel, the Now York lawyer who was recently sentenced to one year in the penltentlarv and to pay a tine of ?500 upon conviction of consplra?v in connec? tion with the famous Podge-Morse di? vorce case. The writ dismissed to-day Is not one from the'conviction upon which Hummel was sentenced but Involves technical points In tho matte of two other indlctmonts charging suborn?t on of perjury and conspiracy, upon which Hummel has not been tried. ? ACTION OF THE SENATE LEAVES THE DISPENSARY (By Associated Pros?.) COLUMBIA, S. C, February IS.?At a Into hour to-night the Senate, by a vote of 21 to 11 decided to strike out the en? acting words of the Morgan bill. This hill which provides, ?imong other thlngB, for'the abolishment of tho State dispen? sary, recently passed tho House of Repre? sentatives by a substantial majority. The action of the Senate leaves the dispensarv situation practically as It wos before. The Legislature' adjourns Sat? urday. I-?? Lost Rudder and Sails. (By Associated Pi-ess.) "WILMINGTON, N. C, FehrUary 13.? Wilmington tugs left to-night to the as? sistance of tho schooner J.- Holmes Blr dell, Captain Clark, from Fernandlna to New York, which is reported In distress southwest from Cape Lookout, three miles off shore, having lost her rudder and sails and leaking. ? Railroad Men Excited. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) BLUEFIELD, W. VA., February 13. Wln?eld Compton, brakeman on the Nor? folk and Western, was shot' and killed nt Nemours, near this placo while stand? ing on a car of his train signalling the onglnver?to go ahead. The shot was fired from a, near-hy cabin and witnesses aro at variance as to whither the person shooting was a woman or man. 'William K. Taylor, Jr., and his sister jtre both lu jail, charged with tho crime. Railroad men tiro greatly wrought up over tho affair. Tho Taylors have been accused of shooting at rnlli-oad trains on previous occasion, but escaped prosecu? tion. Mary E; Holmes Dead. (By Associated Press.) ROCKFORD, ILLS., el?. 1?.?Mary E. Holmes, founder of the Mary K. Holmes Seminary at West Point, Miss., an In? dustrial school ?6r colored girls, ??nil, prominent as a scientist, died at her hon? here to-day. LIBERALS HAVE COMPLETE SHY This Being True, There is Much Speculation As to How They Will Use Tt. WILL CHANGE EDUCATION ACT -!?u_ Dominant Party Committed to 'Reforms But Not United (By Associated Press.) LONDON, Februay IS.?James William Lowthe was iinunlmonsly re-elected Speaker of the House of Commons to? il"*'. In accordance with precedent, there was no opposition. The House after? wards adjourned until to-morrow without transacting any other business. Tho swearing in of members will ocpupy the rest of the week. The new House of Commons meets iiinlf-r conditions of unusual Interest and evidences of this were seen In the wild rush for seals at nildinght, when the spectacle at the entrance of tho House of Parliament at Westminster resembled tho entry to a. pit on the first night of a play by a popular author. Outside tho Houbo a great crowd showed keen Interest In the poe-eeiiings. criticising or cheering, according to their political bins, the better known members, while the arrival of the yeo? men of the guard to make the his? toric search of the vaults for A. Guy Fawkes, with all the time-honored for? maline?, evoked unbounded enthusiasm. Liberals in Control. The fact that tho Liberals have a clear majority of 85 over all combinations be? tween Unionists, Nationalists and 'abor? dos In the hew Parliament, has complete? ly upset calculations as to the course of events or probable legislation during tho session of Parliament for which the mem? bers assembled to-day. Before the ex? tent of the victory had been realized It was expected that the policy of the gov? ernment on many Important Issues would be largely controlled by the labor party and to a lesser extent by the National? ists, or by a combination of the two. With a clear majority of So behind him Sir Henry Catnpbell-Rannermiin can carry out the general Liberal programme without running much risk. But there are questions on which tho party I? not a unit and which will caim? the session to be troublous If not stormy. One of the first and by no means the easiest task of the new government will bo the tackling of the education acts <_>f lSKe-3, which have ?been the causes of so many loiig debntes both In and out of Parliament. Those who are demanding amendments to the acts claim that tno mandate from the electors Is clever "gen? uine popular control: No rejlglous tests for teachers." There are differences of opinion as to how the changes are to be onrried out, but or. the principle? they agree. In detail thoy ask for a great proportion of the cost of education to be ? a charge upon the Imperial Excheeiue:-; the training of teachers to be moro of j an Imperial than a local charge; the up- I pointment of teachers to "bo under local j control, but that no conditions of eni plov-ment shall Include the compulsory giving or receiving of-e-feno.niinational re? ligious Instruction; that parents have the right to send their children to some other | place than the school for the purpose of ! receiving specific denominational in structlon at the hands of their religious j pastors; subject to this elementary | schools to be opened each morning with a simply family religions service. In all this they expect powerful resist- I anee on the part of Anglicans, with pos- ; slbl* combinations against them among ; other denominations. In any event a j change In the education act is a plcdgo I to which the Liberal Party In general : nnd the Premier In particular are posi- ; tlvely committed. That the act will be changed by a largo ' majority vote in the Commons goes with? out saying, but the difficulty In carrying out the pledge to the people comes when the ?amendments reach the House of Lords. The Labor Groups. The greatest question at present, how? ever. Is: What will be the policy of the fifty labor members who havo secured seats at Westminster? There are two distinct groups of labor members, but on the main subjects In which labor Is In? terested they are agreed. The Parlia? mentary Committee of tho Trades Union Confess, which endorsed thirty of the fifty successful labor candidates, has drawn up a general programme, which Includes a trades disputes bill, amend? ment of the compensation act, amend? ment of the truck act. amendment of tho factory acts, amendment of tho unem? ployed act, abolition of Chinese labor In South Africa, establishment of a Btate pension fund at sixty years of age, ex? tension of the housing of tho working classes act, establishment of an eight hour working day, a?i^.-?tiffrage, and generally for the nwl?rtenance of free trade; amendment of the education act, popular control of the liquor trade, exten? sion of municipal trading and national? ization of means of transit and natural resources In the kingdom. The trades disputes bill Is placed first by laborltos. as It aims at restoring the legal status of trades unions, which was denied by the Taft Vale decision. Among tho amendments proposed to the compensation ne-t Is one providing "that some system of State compulsory Insurance should bo established, which will secure thnt employes shall have paid the necessary funds to compensate for all accidents or Injury, or for diseases arising out of or Incidental to the nature of any employment." Labor has many epiestlons which they wlll ask Parliament to consldor, and If tho labor members have their way, a great part of the session will bo devoted to their bills. _ PROTECT THE YOUTH. Chicago Has Stringent Law As to Dance Halls and Pictures. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO, February 1.1.?Chlef-of-Folico Collins will Issue a general order to the department to-day, instructing all polteo ofllcors to see that no boy or girl under 18 years of age Is allowed Jiereafter In a pu-bllo dance hull unattended by his or he* parents. Beginning Thursday night, when an ordinance regulating Im? moral plays and moving pictures will be In effect, the police also will close all theatres where senes of vice, degradation and erlmo aro depleted, iBifess the' plays aro taken Off. Woman Suffragists Adjourn. (By Associated Press,) BAT/TIMORE, February 13.?Tho Na? tional Woman's Surnage Association to? night adjourned. Resolutions wore adopt? ed rejoicing In tho growth of woman suf? frage sentiment hi Finland, recommend-, lng tho initiative and referendum and thanking the Governors .of Louisiana. I'-toriclo, Alabama and other States fois, appointing women to servo on the na? tional cumaitTtee to InvostlgaU the laws of .marriage ami divorce, ON A SHIRT means a good deal It Hindi for good materiel?, good style, food workminshlp and good fir WHITE OR COLOR-FAST FABRICS ?1.00 and SI.25 CLUETT, PEABODY & CO. UrfMt Malien of ColUn ?uvl Bhlrt? In th? World I CLOWES HELD UP, FRIENDS DECLARE ?'possibilities" and could not say whether or not they would proceed with the ex? amination of witnesses when they met again. They were not sure what might "explode" on Tuesday nnd did not know on what ?basis th(. Investigation would be resumed-whether to continuo or sim? ply end the inquiry and formul?t..' a re? port. That Sudden Adjournment. Speculation on the outside upon this point hinges entirely on the supposed oc? currences before the committee Monday night, and the Importance of these mys- ] terlous events In shaping result.". On I the one sida It was declared yesterday ; that these happenings were of such ?un? ifient that tho fate of Mr. Clowes was sealed beyond any ?luestlon, hut from this quarter no detailed Information wns ob? tainable. The story came out In full from sympathizers with the other side, and Is used by them ns an Illustration of what they declare to be a most re? markable and high-handed proceeding. It must bo understood that these are the very terms used, along with some others oven stronger, In describing tho action of the committee. According to this story, which Is pi'P faced with a remark tipo.i tho fact that i I>r. Foster was on the stnnd four days, ? Mr. Clowes hnd consumed but a few hours when, as tho result of an apparent i contradiction of himself under cro?s examination, the committee suddenly cut.? him orT, allowed him no opportunity for j explanation. Indicated that so far ns ho was concerned It had heard enough, ! and thereupon adjourned sine die. The matter under discussion at this time, It | Is said, was the case of a man, an Inmate j of the Eastern State Hospital, who, | through lack of close watching. was en? abled to tlnd a menus of taking ids own life. The Incident occurred about a year ago. so far as can he learned. The regulations requiring special care for inmates put - sued with a suicidal mania were not then, It Is said, enforced as rigidly ns now. The man In question was sent to the WllU?msburg Asylum, the commit? ment papers being received by Dr. Foster, who shortly thereafter went off on a fur? lough. Not having been Informed by Dr. Fuspr of the mental condition of tho new Inmate, the assistants and other em? ploy?s permitted the mnn to enjoy cer? tain liberties which, had his real state heen appreciated, wool?! not have i)een allowed. The end came quickly. The unfortunate man visited the dlnlng-ro tit one ?lay, secured a knife, nnd cut his Own throat, death resulting. A coroner's Jury declared the death to have beenVduo to n?gligence on the part of the hos? pital management. The hospital hoard tuet. Investigated the matter, realized that it was itself at fault In not pro? scribing more stringent rulrs. adopted a resolution, for which Mr. Clowes voted, exonerating the management, Including the superintendent', and proceeded to take steps to prevent for all time a possible recurrence of the ?iccident. Tho Richmond member himself Intro? duced a resolution, now known In tho State as tho Clowes resolution and, It is said, since adopted by all th?; hosptt.il boards, laying down certain rules that mako It absolutely Impossible for tho hospital managers?superintendents, as? sistants, supervisors or ward attendants? to Ihe under any circumstances unaware of the precise mentnl condition of pa? tients nnil nt the sam? timo cnlllng for strict and careful watch over those afflicted with suicidal mania. This new Clowes system required that a card de? scribing the peculiar malady of the pa? tient should bo signed not only by the superintendent, but by all the other hos? pital officials named above, nnd since they had to read the card they like? wise had to know, all of them, what they had to nnrtlcularly guard against. Agreed With Coroner's Jury. On Monday night. It la reported, the incident of the mnn who killed himself at the hospital was ibelng reviewed by the committee. Mr. Clowes stated that ho agreed with tho coroner's jury in hold? ing the death due to the negligence of the management. Under cross-examination he admitted that he had voted for a resolution In (lie board meeting, exonerating the manage? ment. Tho apparent contradiction was the causo for the sudden stampede nnd this, it Is seriously declared was the sum and substance of the "sensation" that meant tho official decapitation of MUST BELIEVE IT When Weil-Known Rich mond People Tell It So Plainly. When public endorsement is mudo by a representative citizen of Richmond tho proof Is positive. You muht believe It. Road tills testimony. Every back? ache sufferer, every ?nan, woman or child with any kldnoy troublo will find profit in the reading. IV. I). Schlieft, policeman, No. HIS 1-1? North Eighth Street, says: "As the.? aro a groat 'many residents of Richmond, who, like me, suffer from backache the attacks of which vary In duration and severity and win? would give anything When these spoils nro In tho virulent Htiigo to know What to use to got re? lief, let alono a euro, I unhesitatingly say, go to Owens & Minor's drug store for Doan's Kidney Pilla and tako thou? as dli'oeted. It will stop dull aching In tho small of tho back under ordinary, conditions and will gradually allay tlie pains duo to tho contraction of cold? wlilcli seat themselves. In tho loins until that pain disappears." For salo by nil dealers. Price ,V)c. iKoster-Mir?urn Co., Duffulo, >v v., solo agents for tho United States. Remember tho ?tumo?Doun'??and tu.to no other. the d?fendent. Mr. Clowes, It Is asserted, wiih glvi-ii no opportunity to explain the? slttliitiem as II Is set forth above. uiii.li is declared by Hi'* Clowes sympathizers tu in? a corred explana? tion. A member or the cotn,mltt?>o an? nounced that -that Is enough for me," or words to that effee-t. Hie three se-nn t??r? retired Tor a eonsulliulon, relnrned in the hnl| and ftdjourned Ule bearing sino die, wi'h tho clef, net mt ?nil m ne ??l-.alr. Hi?- explanation upoi his lips un? ie uni, and a list of some thirty wit? i ossos absolutely Igh?red, All Keeping Quiety. Buch Is, In detail, tin? story of the Monday night "sensation." as It Is being Whispered In Ule l?gislative lobbies among the friends of Mr. Clowes. It Is given hero wholly a? an emanation from that ?'Hin '?. Every effort was made t?, verify it in some iiiitiioiiitniive quarter; but tho ban of secrecy Imposed by the? Senatu was an effective check? Neither of tho principal? and neither of the attorney? representing them would utter a word, with a. view to obtaining some explana? tory Statement from the committee, the story w.i? recited as told here to one of Us members", but he refused In any man? ner to ellsi-uss It. Mr. Clowe? like-wise declined to talk, declaring that at this time lie ?ll|| not even care to comment upon the published statement that the sudden adjournment of tin? committee was the result of revelations disastrous and damaging to himself, it was ?mly on tMi outside that the story could he gathered up, and here, among the friends of Mr. Clowes, the feeling was strong. Remarkably High Handed. "If nur Information Im correct, and I Understand It Is," said n well-known member of tin- Senate who Is a staunch supporter of Mr. Clowes, "the nctlon of tho committee was one of the most re? markable and high-banded proee??dlngs I have ever beard of. A criminal on trial, much b?ss a ?man of "the high Character and standing of Mr. Clowes, would not be cut off In this fashion be? fore he can be allowed to testify and explain his position, ?tnd also Introduce! his witnesses If he chooses. If such a ?bine- Is attempted, t shall demand a hearing upon the floor of the Senate, and moreover, ?isk that the widest publicity be given t?, the whole affair. The bllst ; ness standing of Mr. Clowes In the com? munity, apart from the Intense personal annoyance I know It Is cnuslng him, Is being Irreparably damaged. His re? putation Is at stake. Ho cares nothing nboiit the hospital iippolntnn-nt now. but he must preserve bis good name and this, everything else to the contrary notwithstanding wo are geling te> do If we have to light until doomsday. We want publicity and wo are going to get It. Tho veigue hints anil rumors now being circulated are? Intolerable. The public must know what It Is all about, nnd when the public Is given an opportunity to learn we have no further fears of the- effect, of the Investigation upon Mr. Clowe-s." Four Days to One. Attention was calleel time, nnd ?gain during the day by the Clowes forces to the fact that Dr. Foster testified four days; that the defendant was on the stund but one, and that he had a large ! number of witnesses he could introduce ! if be were permitted to do so. Among ' those witnesses are some of the most I promlne-nt men In the city and State. It i was understood yesterday that ex-Gov ? i-rnor A .T. Montague, who appointed i Mr. Clowes, ha? himself volunteered to I appear In his behalf. What the committee knows and wh.V ! it will probably report no man can say I who Is not bound to Becrecy The Inves : tigatioii. *. .Us Jinderstooll, \, limited strictly to the Clowes side of It. and \ will not likely, certainly at this time, ? Involve Dr. Foster. There Is, however, a : distlritit belief in ninny uuartors that an ; indirect r?>.sult will b?? a later Investigation of the superintendent and of the affairs ! of the hospital generally. The situation : as to this point is very vague. ! IMPROVEMENTS IN PARK. ? Large Sum to Be Spent in Reser? voir Park. Tlio costly Improvements which Roser I voir Park i? to undergo will he begun lin I mediately,, as all the lumber Is at hand, ; and ?ill arrangements have been made. | Manager Wells secured his lumber from i Norfoll?, mid It Is now on the grounds. There will be ?iIhmu $100,000 In improve? ments In the park, nnil an effort will bo put forth to make It one of the llnest ? m Ihe country. Work Is now under way at the "Won? derland" Arcade ?it Third and Broad Streets. Here about $^5,000 will bo spent In remodelling and plnoing machines of all kinds for the entertainment of the people. The "Wonderland" will be ready for its opening about tho first of March. Manager Wells will erect a, bowling al? ley In tli?; building he bus just secured on Third Street, between Broad and Grace Streets. The alloy will be of the most lin prove-d nnd completo style-, ?mil will bu uduptcd for both ladles and gentlemen. Young Man Severely Beaten. L. II. lvelley, an employe uf the l-ocomo tlve Works, wa ?severely beaten by John Fulton uiHl his two companions last night shortly after 7 .o'clock while on his way to work ICclley was nearlug the place of his employment when lu? mot Fu?t on ?tnd two other men. Fulton until a few days ago was employed at the Locomotivo Works, and When discharged attributed his pre? dicament to Kelley. Ho accused Kelley of this and a tight resulted, in which the lutter was knocked down and stamped in the- fact by all three of the men. Dr. Wit-ten, of the ambulance, wao called and tio.ited the man's wounds, alter which he went to his home. RUSHED CREOLE SWINDLE; NOW HE GOES TO JAIL (By Associated Press.) NEW ORLEANS. February 13.?F. C. Farrlngton, alleged originator of ihu Creole swindle, by which people through, out the country wore victimised, and who wiis arrested several weeks ago in new York by the postal authorities, plead? ed guilty to-day in the United States Court. The-) charge was fraudulent use of tho United States malls. Judge Toul Inian sentenced arrlngton to pay a fine of ?250 and serve sjxteori months in the Atlanta penitentiary. Farrlngton was Indicted In 1904 and was lost\slffht of until his recent arrest In New York. He caused to be printed an at? tractive advertisement in many parts of tho country setting forth tho desire of a Creole widow to contract matrimony. Large numbers of people made responses, sending the money which It asked for. DAJABON IS TAKEN. Revolutionary Troops, Under Neney, Take the Place. (By Associated Press.) GAPE HAYT1KN, HAYTI, February 13. A inessi-nger who arrived hero to-day from Monte Cristi, lu the northern part of the? Republic of Santo Domingo, reports that a revolutionary movement has brollen out at Monte) Cristi. General Neney, at the lii-iui of n numerous body of troops, has attacked and captured the? town of Dajnlinn, on the frontier of Hiiytl. Neney Is II devoted partisan ?if General Jlmlne?, former president of Santo Domingo, and It I? generally bo lle'vul that tho movement Is In favor of Jtmlliez, and that Its object Is to prevent tliu government from holding the ap? proaching elections, I -1-? . . Verdict Against N. & W. R. R. Lato yesterday ?l'terpnon the Jury In tho case of James LunIuoi- vs. the Nor? folk and Weslej-n Hallway, In the I?aw and Uqulty Court, brought In a verdict for H31.25 for tho plaintiff. EillB LODGE OF One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Annual Commun ?cation Opened. VERY LARGE ATTENDANCE Prominent Members ??f the Craft Here From All Parts of the Com mon wealth. Tho Most Worshipful ( Irand Lodge of Ancient, Free nnd Accepted Masons o:' Virginia begun Its ofio hundred and twenty-eighth grand annual communica? tion In tho Masonic Temple In this city yesterday evening. The Grand Lodge wan oponed In ampio form, the following grand officers being present: Most Wor? shipful Tilomas N. Davis, grand master; Right Worshlpfui Kosclusko Kempei-, deputy grand master; Itlght Worshipful S. J. Qiilnn, grand senior warden; Itlght Worshipful Joseph \V. Kggleston, grnml Junior warden; Right Worshipful Fred? erick I'lensants. grand treasurer; Right Worshipful George W. Carrlngton, grand secretary". Right Worshipful James M. Cllft, grand senior deacon pro tempore; Right Wo rshlpful William B. McChes ney, grand junior deacon; Right Wor? shipful George 11. Ray, grand chaplain; Jumes A. Pamplln, grand pursuivant, anil William ('. Wilkinson, grand tiler. The only one of the grand officers who was absent was the gi-and senior deacon. Right Worshipful John XV. Kellan?. of Acconiae, who was detained because of sickness in his family. The attendance was the largest In many years, nearly every seat on the tnnii? floor and tho gallery of the Grand Lodgo room being tilled. Annual Address. Grand Master Davis read his annual address, which dealt with many subjects of vital Interest to the craft. Tho nd dress, which was one of great ability, was enlivened by quaint humor an?! spnrkllng wit. wnlch provoked much ap? plause and merriment. After tho appointment of the regular committees nnd tho reading of tho re? ports of the grand treasurer and tho Finance Committee, the Grand Lodge was closed in ample form to reussembln nt ti o'clock this afternoon. Tho reports show the tlnanclal condition of the Grand Lodge to be most satisfactory. The chief feature of the session to-night will be the election of grand officers. Am Grand Master Davis has served two terms, he will retire, and the other griuid officers will bo advanced one grade. Col? onel Kemper becoming grand master. Tho great contest will bo for the office of grand junior deacon, for which there are at least seven candidates. After the election the mem? bers of the Grand Lodge will sit down to a sumptuous banquet. The Grand Lodge presented a most im? pressive appearance, being composed of repr?sentative men from all sections of the Commonwealth. The committees appointed last night will hold meetings In the Templo to-day nnd map out business for the Grand Lodge. MASTER PAINTERS MEET. Report of President Peters Shows Body in Good Condition. (By Associated Press.) BIRMINGHAM, ALA.. February 10.? The twenty-second Iiiiuaul convention of tho International Association of Master House Painters and Decorators of tho United Stntes and Canada, began hero to-day with an attendance of about 650 delegates. Tho convention will continuo four days. President R. L. Peters, of Richmond, Va., in ills annual report, showed tne gi-owth of the organization during the ye?ir. The report of tho secretary was next read, and It too showed the orgur ' nlzation to be In excellent condition, stretching over 35 States and numbering 62 nssoeUitlons with the State associa? tions. ANOTHER VETO MESSAGE. Mayor Refuses to Exempt Banks Fom Erecting Fire Escapes. Mayor McCarthy yesterday handed to Mr. Ben T. August, clerk, a message for tile Common Council. In which he votoert the ordinance recehtly passed by ?>otn branches of the council, exempting tho American National Rank from the opera? tions of the law requiring "re escape? to be erected on their building at thu coiner of Tenth and Main Streets. Until the message shall be read beforo tl?H Council th- Mayor's reason.? for vetoing, the ordinance will not be known. Woman Wandering Aimlessly. Wattle Gi'een, a young white woman, was found In a demented condition ne?? the City Hall yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Sho had wandered from lief homo on Church Hill and had become ex? hausted and fall?n on the street. 'Ilia ambulance was called and Dr. Wilton took her to the city hospital, where son Is being treated. It was understood thai she had been deranged for several weeks. "Dock" Committee Meets. Tho Council Subcommittee oh Finance held a meeting yesterday afternoon to confer further with the Chamber ot Com? merce committee with reference to the proposition for the ?miv to buy the dock property. The meeting was only for con? ference, and no action w?is taken. I he subcommittee will hold another meeting in a few days. Mr. Kasey's Child 111. Tlio little child of Mr. R. C. Kasey, chief clerk to the Register of the Land Office has heen 111 for more than a week. Owing to M?'? Kasey's enforced absence from tiio office in ?lie City Hull. Colonel Richardson has hud but little time to give to l?ls dudes at the Capitol. DARK TOBACCO GROWERS' ASSO. $5.00 ROUND TRIP TO LYNCHBURQ, VA. The Norfolk and Western Hallway will pell on February Hth innl 15th round trip tickets from Richmond to Lynchburg and return at rate ot $5.00, limited to February I?, i''???._ OASTOniA. Be.u-.tiia y> The Kind You Ha?a Always Signature /jX , j??-??-*~#' of \.*6?tSify 7c?/h/iyAA Established 1865. Woodward & Son, Lumber Merchants. Corner Ninth and Arch.Streets, 'Richmond; va.