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'.'->:?;-?-.-'.-':--: '.?'.''.?''-.^'.'V.- ',; .-'- V .-?-.-.-. '?- .-,-;? -'-'' V/'-' '.':?:,'-/,'?.-.'' '"'?' ? _; .:,,,.,<.i/:::,-yv,i,-, ,,,.:-- .;-.v-..^-y,^^^ >MRI MOlfDAY, DECEMBER 7,190& GREAT TIME IT ELKS' Unttod States Senator John \V Danicl Makcs Address on Charity. ROLL OF DEAD IS CALLED Lodge of Sorrow Rittial Preccdes Shigirig of "The Empty Chair." Memorial exerclses were held yes? terday afternoon by Klclimonel Lodge. No. 46, Benevolent flntl Protectlvo Ordor of _lks, Unlted States Senator John W. LmnliM nuiltliig the prlnclpal address, n eulogy of Charity, one or th? cardlnal princlples of thp oruer. Amld a profound sllcnce the roll was called of the members who have dled durlng the year, the vacant chntrs -mi the plntform testlfylng tnutcly to the romembrancea tn whlch the brothera of tho lodge are he?ld. Famllles of thosu whose names were on the motnorlnl roll occupled the boxes, a great audlence fllllng tho Academy of Muslc to over flowlng. On the stuge wero soated 225 members of the local Order of Elka. members of the Manchcstor Lodge, and a Inrge malo ehorus from the Uesang vereln Virglnia. The services thrpuRhout were of u dtoply lmprossive ' character, no ap plause or Interruptlon belng permltted. Muslc formed a large part of the pro? gram, whlch oponod anel closed With tho simplc rltea of the Elks' memorial Bervice. SIcmorlnl Itoll. ln a htished and darkened house, Exalted lUtler Max F. Llndner called tho roll ot the dead, a great bell in the rcar of tho house tolling tlie pass Ing of each narne from the roll of tho lodge, whose motto of "Charity, Justlce, tBrotherly Love and Fidellty'' hung In the ccntre of the great platform above the table on which lay the open Bible the antlers and the omblems of the order. Naniea called ln the tmpresslve silence, broken only by tho tolling of the bell, and stlfled sobs from the au dience, were: W. J. Londer, John McGotvnn, itobert t,*.1Jnsiiricr, ticorKt' E. tire'?eu-.v, Glia E. llelnruv, G. A. CiinulugliHin, lle-nry Lerch, WillJnm Krnu.ii', Allen V. Stokcit neiel flourii Lery. "The Vacant Chair," from tho Elks' memorial ritual, was sung by Captaln Frank XV. Cunnlngham as a tenor solo, even the singer's volce becomlng husky with the emotlon of tho occa-sion. Mustvul I'rogram. Musical exerclses, led by the Gesangvereln Virglnia, the German musica.1 organization, were followed by the Elks' opening ode, in whlch all Etood and joined to the famlliar melody of 'Vvuld Lang Syne." Rev. Robert W. Forsyth, rector of at. Paul's Eplscopal Church. led in prayer. Three solcs followed, Mr. Howard D. Bryant ren derlng ln baritone, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought"; Mrs. \V. M. Patee, in Boprano, "Mc-ar My Cry, u Lord, and Mr. Ilenry Rueger, ln baritone, "Tht Soul Bowed Down," a compoaition by Mrs. Rueger. Mrs. Pattee, Mr. Bryant and Captain Cunnlngham rendered as a trlo, Verdl's "Praiso Ye and Magnlfy the Lord." Captain Cunnlngham briefly Intro duced the orator of the evenlng, ullud-j ing to Senator Danlel as one of the best beloved and most wldely known men ln Virginia, Exalted Ruler Lind-1 ner ralslng hls hand to quell any at tompt at upplause as Major Danicl cmiic forwurd. ; jj-is spee-ch was on charity as the Bum of human ylrtuea, holdlng that I tha watchword nnd'princlples o_ the [ order of Elks wore represextted by this quulity. Chiirlly, <he Supreme Tirtue. '.'Charity ls the intellect of the hearl, lllumlned by the emotlons," .said Major Daiuel. "Jusitice ls tho yard-Btick of oblig_iion, which turns into the rod ot corrcctiem lf obligation be violated. lt must be ns fineiy tempered as tho Damascus blade. But brotherly love, as 6ten in the wider vision of mankin.i, teacnes tiiat all are brethren; that wo nre interdependent. Fidellty teachea ffce constancy.ioX- our ubligattons to each other, to, tha Qrdtfr, and to society at large. These four, charity, justlee, brotherly love and fidellty, are tho anchors by whose grasp our order, lt not human society itself, stands or lalls. "Charity, or love, or sympathy, ls esse^iUal to roliglon, and it 1b the one thrcad which may bo found ln all true religion. Iiuinanity is a famlly. Every one Is concerned about every one else. We are bound by an elt-c trlc chaln. A current of human at tachment and interest runs tlirough ali hien. "Charity consists not only ln gtving to tlie poor. Almsgiving may and of ten does exist wltliout charity at all. lt may be eioiie- to be seen of men. It nny call this charity, they take Its name tn vain. Nor docs charity con Ust of stlntiug one'sj self t0 give luxuries to another. The Scrlptures teach. 'Eat the fat and drlnk the bwe.-e.-t, but send a portlon to those who have it not.' Deeels f.re-iiter Than Wbraa. ??Charity i.-, thu one meoting ground of all rellgiotis, more unclont tlian any nation or language. Hope ls a chi.-f friend, und a good doctor, but the world is Mlrd with hopea dlslllusiohed. Feltn 1.1 iu l'iiith by in-L-ii. is not BoU-siipportlng. Even J-i--iiJi and Hope together aro not sut ncjent. it la the splrlt ln which the decd ls done thut makea the true WPfJcinan and glorlfies tl?- w0rk. some people conteaiplato charity as though lt were a weakne-sB. lt is 11 s,.- mnnliest ti:. g on ih-ii's green i arth. Mowever mueh we inaj diffor amony ourse.-ive.-s and urangif- ovor the mean ing of tho worda of Chrlst. Ilis deedf rpret tnemaelves; He was charity about doing good. On III.' hpug hl and spoke comfort te thievea. The charity ro Hls llfe and In His death Ii stupondqus, Insplring, Up ?t ever revealeci to morta co abideth with you Falth Shaylty, But the greatea _i ninse is Charity." Tho closing prayer nnd benedlctloi were pronounced by the Rev. Oscu Guihe, pastor of st. John's Germa Evaugoiicul Church. THK WEDNESDAV CLl'H'S PL\?'l-;s FOIl REUEAUSAL1 For tho convt-nieiice of the member pf the chorus. the WednoBday Clu rehearsalB wlll be ,held ilils week Uni nrrxt; week at the followlng jilaces Uiact: Street Pfe-sbyterlan Church lec tur<:-roym, Fourth and Gi'uoo _troet: Tuusdays ut 8:13 V. M-; Sl. Mark' Eplscopal church lecture-rponi, Kli-.s end t'lay Stroetit, TuO*ilay? at b:15, I Jd.; Holy Trinlty Church iiarish Jiouse Laurul Street, tiear .Maln,. Wednesday at S;lr, I'. M. Membera of,the choru iiro LL-iiuesied to utlc-nel roheaiB.-tls a that place whlch 1? uioat convenlei. lo them, : Delivered Address to the Elks SEXATOK JOH.Y W. DAA'IEI* STILL II MYSTEI.Y Negro Suspect, Samuel D. Tucker, Still Maintains Impenetrable Silence. Conflnea in hls lonely cell in tho Second Pollce Statlon, Samuel D. Tucker, the negro who Is undor ar reet on susplclon of havlng commltted the b.old Pullman ear robbery by whlch Mrs. Sue WHllams Buek, of No. 824 West Franklln Street, lost between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of jewelry, still malntaina a aturdy silence as a token of hls innocence. Accordlng to the pollce theory, he had every oppor? tunlty te commlt tho theft, lf all the statements concernlng It are true. Mrs. Buek lusists that she had the casket under her all the way from New York on Thursday, and that she is sure it was in the Pullman when she arrlved In Rlchmond. Tucker went through the ear afterwards to help the porter. He admlts havlng moved the mattresses ln maklng up the berths, but perslsts that he did not see tho box of jewflry. Immedlately upon hls apprehensfon he was put throuirh a severe grlll, but nothlng more than a stern denlal and a vlgorotis shaklng of the hend could be gotten from hlm. If ho ls gullty he plays hls part well; lf ho Is inno cent, he could not play lt bctter. Put tho detectives are still working on the case, and by to-day they hope to have procured further lncrlmlnatlnj evklence. It ls real|zed that they have little, so far, to go upom The theft '.:? still a mystery. It may be unraveled in course of tlme. or, like tho famouti Frit-bourg Pullman ear robbery. m m'aln a hldden secret. Tucker has not yet retalned a law yer to repreaent hlm, but he may do so when he is up for hearlng in Pollce Court thls mornlng. SILENT 0N RATE CASE "x 'ennlor Onnlcl lo Coufcr AVIth Anso clulea About Court'a Dcclalon. Senator John W. Danlel, of Lynch burg, when asked last nlght for hi8 vlewa on the futuro of the Virglnla rallroad rate cases 8ald: "I can't at thls tlme express an oplnlon. I must see my cllents beforo I can talk. I expect to have conferences wlth the Governor, the members of the State Corporatlon Commlsslon and other State oiHctnls, nnd after that I may be able to say what will be done." Senator Danlel Is an assoclate coun scl for the State ln tho'lltlgatlon, and hls woYds, whllo they gave no Intlma tlon of tho step likely to be taken, at least showed that tho matter Is at tractlhg tho closeat attentlon of those l.ntereatea .'for tha State, and that at present the qucstlon of a movc to be made is the absorblng toplc." ' ! "What about Lynchburg's golng dry,'^ waa asked. Major Dunlel smiled. "It wns nothlng moro than I expected," he said, "the prohtbltlonlsts won by a KOOd majdrlty, larger than I had looked i for." The sehior .Senator la the guest j of Colonel W, Gordon McCabe, and re? celved many cnll'ers laat nlght and yesterday. s TO VISIT PLANT Correspondents Will See Special lssue Prepared and Printed. Every dctall hns been completed for tho meetlng of The Tlmes-Dlspatch cor? respondents, tho flrst session of which will be held ln the audltorlum of Mur? phy's Hotel at noon on Wednesday, More than 150 acceptances have been S6cured by Dr. Luclan Lofton, of Em porla, the orlglnator of the plan for holding the conventlon. Dr. Lofton is a physlclan of extended practlce, and In addltion to his medlcal work, man Bges to cover the news of his county for thls paper, havlng been the cor respondent at Emporla for some years. Hls suggestlon for a conference of the county and town newswrlters ls re garded as altogether unique ln news? paper work. Tho ready respon.it wlth which hls lnvltatton has been mct shows that a lnrgfe number of correspondents wel come tho opportunlty to come to Rlch? mond, both for shopplng before Chrlst ma.8, and to vislt the offlce of the pa? per, meet the men wlth whom thoy. have been ln conntant touch by wlre. and see tho mechanlcal operatlon of a great dally n6wapapor. In order to perfect thls last augges tlon a plan ls *belng worked out to lssue a "Correspondents' extra" on Wednesday nlghtl when tho bulld? lng wlll bo thrown open to vlsltors, and the -ivhole procesa explalned, from wrltlng tho artlcle to dellvery of the printed paper ln full view of tho writ ers who liave been coiUrlbutlng to tho paper the news of other towns and sectlons. GRAND JURY TO-DAY luqiilry Into Death of Mnry Murpby May He Postponed. The grand Jury ln the Hustlngs Court wlll be lmpanneled for the Do cember term thls mornlng at 10 o'clock. The usual crlmlnal docket of cases sent on from tho Pollce Court wlll be taken up. The coroner's jury has not aa yex completed Its lnvestigatlon of the death of Mary Murphy, the Irlsh glrl who dled ln a carriage on her way to a hospltal. The lmpression prevails that after the grand Jury has com? pleted ltsregular docket lt will be ad? journed over for a woek to awalt the tesult of tho poiice lnvestigatlon. Ofllccr Cannon Ilctter. Offlcer Charles Cannon. who has been crltlcally 111 ln the Virglnla Hos? pltal for some woeka,: le much 1m proved, and hls recovery seems now to bo assured. Ho wlll return home probably the latter part of thls week. (lot Rallroud Coul. Wllliam Lee, white, was arrosted yeaterday by Speclal Offlcer Llght on u charge of steallng about a peck of coal from tho Chesapeake and Ohio Rallroad. The detectlve was after wards arrested on a warrant charglng hlm wlth threatenlng to hlt Loo with a blackjack. Llght waa balled. ASSOCIATED CHARITIES APPEALS TO PUBL1C FOR AID. The Cltl/.ens' Rc-lief Assoclation, whlch is the ilnnnoo commlttee of the AsBOclated Chnritles, has lssued tho followlng letter of appeal to tho cltl zi-nB of Rlchmond: > iti<-iiinoiiil, Vn.,'Decembcr 4th. Tho GUlzena' llefllef AhnocIiiIIoii beg*. leave to vcqueat your K'ud nnd llheral i-i>ii-.lilvriitl'.i't for thu te-IIef of thu noor, hlek, Hiill'erlng nnd uuem nloycd. Aa you know, thla uaMOoiatloh only ctilU tipouthe good people of our o|tj? once each yenr, thls ti.-lnn our uunual renueat. Owlug <o the many li-miMiuil.s out of work niiiiuiB ther peior uuder our cure-, we nro forccd te> uak UKhlistiuico. Our iiKM.i'iiitioii turt'N for Ihc worlhy neeely the cntlre yeur. We vtlli bo pli-iise-d tei furnlMi you with u report <>f our work on iippllcnllon. Very truly yonrN, HEXltV LEI3 VALK.Vri.M2, V, (). ISe.v .-IT. , Tho followlng Btatement was Is&uod by 'the comrnltton December lst: lliirliiK the- ll.wnl ye-ur the work Uouc by the ANaoclittcd Churltlca hn* doiihii-tl tbut or nny prcvlou* ye-ter ln IIm lilMory, duo lo Iho iiuprecelluittcd hibor coildlllona, W?> Hiibmlt thnt i? ??n,. 0f tlie thnuauiiilM out of work, ii,ii.|?iirniiv,i.v nttJe inoonve-uli-iire haa luu>u cuum-el our cIIIkcum by eltlier iililUli-title.iiM tm- uUt from Iiouki- to Iioiiku or nn tUe HtrieU, The llullimt liouxe, whlch la livueliiiinrlerH for the work, wna ntirtdiiiNcel with money Bivcu im te,i- thnt Biiueillo purnoae, iiud It Iuih more tiuiu proved ita tvortli, no iiie?i?.y Kj-nt iih iur eluirlly work Iuih been naeil to puy nny iiurt of the (lUrellliav niiii- of thla lnillilli:?. ? ,Ui> nut jrjve nto-ney te> brg_ari?.oii the utree-t. If they nre worlhy they vtiu t,ii uaaltt)itiu.'o in ,, mmmev ,i,?t ,v||| t.-nel lo beneflt llioin pemmuuutly .V VI' *.""? l" ","r,,?'ntli nnd 1'ruiiKlln Slre-eU, our In-niliitinitern. U you for jour tuformatlon upon i-einu-Mt. 'IMione -isrso. Ke-lieelfillly nubiiiltti-el, II. A. I.ANCASTKIl, .111., II. 8. IU ME, KoliKltT LI50KY, .111., C, COTIiSWOUTII PlNCKM'iV, inivitv LEI3 VAi.ilNTi.Nifl, JOJIN HTEWAHT llll VAN. TO L FOB STOLEN SON Mrs. Gracc Sniitli Givcs Up the Stage and Js Httrryitig Home from Kciitucky. MAY SEEK A DIVORCE "Nearly Crazed," Parent Will Follow Mayor's Suggestion in Effort to Rcgain Boy. Mrs. Grace L. Smlth, mother of Re-y Smlth, tho seven-year-old chlld who wns kldnapped by hls father last Mon? day, ls en rotitc from tlopklnsvlll..-, Ky.. to thls clty, nnd wlll arrlVo thi? afternoon. Hlram II. .Smlth, tho fnthor, has not been heard ot slnce hls dlsap pearanco. In a /telegram to a well known man. who flrst Informed her thnt tho boy waa atolen, tho mother says: "Nenriv crury. Can't you advance ftinds for furo to Rlchmond." Thla messuge was recelved yesterday mornlng, nnd subae quently a message to Mrs. W. A. Moore. of 531 North Twenly-first StrePt, RoyV grandmother, In whoac eare he was when the-fnthor carrled hlm away, wos recelved. The telegram to the grandmother in dlcated that the mother has recelved fundB. The message states that she left on a mornlng traln for Rlchmond, nnd would reach here to-day. Slnco she was dcEerted by her husband flcv on years ugo, Mra, Smlth has been known as Grnce Lcwis. She Is weH known hero ln tho muaicnl world, hav? lng flgured In nmateur theatrlcals. Mra. Moore Wccpa. Mra. Smlth loft thls clty last sprlng and hns been tourlng Western Ken tucky for the past month, ns loadlng lady ln a company playing "Tho Texas Rangers." Mrs. Moore, who has been anxlously awaltlng a message from her daughter, wept when the me8sage was handed her, and between sobs said: "Thls means we will get a court order for the chlld, and then we'll search for Hlram." . Slnce the kidnapping Mrs. Moores hns recelved numerous offers of help ln her search for the father and son. A letter from J. B. Hutson, a Danvllle detectlve. recelved yeaterday, nnd whlch la tho second ho has wrltton. says he ls wllling to lend hls ald In the search. He expreases the bellef that Smlth Is ln North Carollna. He promlses to go In search of the man, as soon aa the mother has taken the neceseary steps. Although the mother. dooB not atate ln her mesaages what course she ex pects to pursue, It, Is the bellef of friends that she wlll procure a dl vorce on grounds of separatlon, and wlll then produce testlmony to show that her llfe, as well aa her mother's. has bee.n a scuffle to care for tho youth, for whom Smlth has never dono anythlng. Mayor Rlchardson has been seen about the case. and It is hls suggestion that the mother follow the course out llned above. Othor legal advice has sanctloned tho Mayor's suggestion, and thoso who have promlsed ald have expressed thelr willlngness to put up funds Tor carrying out the plnn. NO TRACE OF VAUGHAN Sllll Searclilag fnr Stur Wltneaa ln the Mary Murphy Cnae. Archle Vaughan ls still llBted as mlBS ing, though the pollce have not yet glven up hope of one day flnding hlm and havlng hlm brought back to face the chargea on whlch he ls so badly wanted. Fannle Pope and her daugh? ter are in jall, and wlll not come up for a hearlng until December 10th. Tho coroner's Inquest wlll meet agaln to-morrow afternoon at -1 o'clock to lnqulre further into tho manner and causes of Mary Murjphy's death and to seek evldence that may brlng the gullty persona before the bar of jus? tlce. Against tho two negro women the evldence needs scarcely 'another' llnk. Thelr past hiatory of about. three wceks ,lies an open book in front of the pollce, and eacape, from sovere penalty wlll bo, it would seem, a matter of extreme diffloulty. Several new wltnesses wlll be ex amlned to-morrow afternoon, most of thelr testlmony probably belng almply corroboratlon of that already glven. It will probably be the last meetlng of the Jury, and a verdlct may be expected. GETTING DATA FOR NOVEL Mclvllle DnvUaou Poat Wlll Gutlier .Malerlal tu lUebinond. Mr. Melvlllo Davlason Post, tho au thor of "Correctors of DeBtlnles," "Randolph Mason" and other works of flctlon. is reglstered at the Jofferaon Hotol. Ho wlll remain in the clty some days collpcting data for another story on Sout|iern llfe, some of the scenes In whlch wlll bo lald ln thls city. Ono of hla most ^dellghtful 6toriea, "Madamo Vorsay," was dratvn from' Rlchmond. "I conslder it absolutely essentlal," said Mr. Post last nlght, "that before a story ls wrltton the auth'or vislt tho locallty about which ho ls to wrltc, and to makc hlmaelf thoroughly familiar wlth the pepple and condl tlona, for tho reasou that many draw thelr concluslons ooncerning condl? tions, social and otherwlao, from flc? tlon.".'? Mr. Post haa recently oomploted an? other book, whlch is now ln the hands of the publlaher. but wlll not como out for some tlme yet. In proparlng for It ho spent some tlmo ln Scotland and England. Cerlaln parta ,of thls book wlll doal wlth Virglnla and the South. MR. STUART GOES TcTeUROPE Called There to Jolo Mra. Stuart, Who Ia ln Hoapltal. , Hon. Henry C. Stuart balla for Europo to-morrow. Mra, Stuart ancl daughter I.avo been abroad for several montha, and wero to havo returned a month ago, but Mra. Stuart was aolzed with an lllneaa whlch necesaltatod. a severo surglcal operatlon, from tho ef fects of whlch sho la Btlll sufferlng. Tho objeot of Mr. Stuart'e trlp l& to brlng hla wlfe and daughter baok to VlrKlnla, and 11 1m expected, that thoy wlll roturn about the flrat. weok ln .Iiinuary. ||<MviUer?> lliiuijuct Frldiiy. Invltatlona havo boen iBauod for tho thlrty-thlrd nnimal banquot und re unloii 'of tho Howltssur Asaoolatlon. whlch wlll he holdl ln Murphy's Hotol next Frlday nlght ut 8 o'olook. Tho urruiigementa uro ln tha handa of a commlttee oomposod of Judgo Georgo L. Olirlstlnn, Mr. ftiolvllle K. Stnrke und Mr. W. K, Word. Thla re unlon ia In celebratlon of tho doeda ptVithe hat torv at tho balUu ot Frerterlokabur*. .: ?'.*/:.\ ? ''." - .,..'. WORKED ALL NIGHT TO MAKE FLAG FOR SOLDIER'S GRAVE Findintf No Confederate Ernblem in Battle Creek, Rich mond Woman, by Quick and Patriotic Effort, Complies With His Dying Request?Stars and Bars on Casket. ANIMATEU by the aamo Bplrlt ot patriotifcm and devotlott Whlch clmractuil-od tho Southern wo? men durlng the yenrn of tho Clvtl War, It recently full to tlie lot of Mrs. A. a. IClmball. of Battlo Crcek, Mlch., for inerly MIbb Mlnnlo OBterblnd, of this clty, lo perform u itnltiuo service ln mcmory ot the Lost Cnose. and to com ply with the tlylng request of a vet eran of tho South?Dr.Jiunes Hall Reed ?whu dled thero a few days ago. Though he had fought for tho Con? federacy, ho had beconio reconcllod and had asked that _? bo burled with hlH casket drapcd In tlio flugs of the Unlon and tho Confederacy. When death cumn to hltn, lt was found that there wns not a Confederate flag in the clty of Battlo Crcek, but Mrs. Klmball came to the. rcscuo. She bought tho material, andsatup almostan cntlrc. nlght,sewp-ig an tho Stui-H and Bars. When the body waa carrled to the cetnetary on the fol lowing' mornlng, with an escort or momberK of tho Grand Army of the Republlc ns the gtiard of honor, the two flngB lay sldc hy Bldo on tho caskot. Conipllcd WIUi nylnjc lti*q?e?(. In a letlor to her father, Mr. J-I. Car tcr Osterbind, ot thls clty, Mra. Klm bnlldeBcrlboB the Incldent?how when the funeral arrangements wero ali but ?ennpletod, to the constornatton of Dr. fteed's friends, not a single emblem ot the Confederacy could be found. It seemed as though, In splte of the fact Lhat all elso was belng dono to glvo % soldler's burlal, tho one request upon whlch Dr. Reed seemed mo&t beut ln hls last houra could not be granted. Hoarlng of the dlfemma, Mrs. Klm? ball remcnibered thnt she had brought, :imong other tokena of her home ln Virglnia, a dlmlnutlvo Confederate flag ?an exact rcpllca of the ono undor whlch tho old soldlcr had fought. rhere wero only twenty-throe mlnutos ln whlch to purchaao the matorlal bc foro tho Btores closcd. After tho or lers had been mude by telephono she sent out for tho silk, and with the llttlo flag as a pattern, startod work FEED USHIIS Dr. Buchanan Faces Big Problem in Handling Great Army of the Unemployed. In answer to cnlls for help from men out of work, widows, the paupor slck and famllles, Dr. Buchanan, nf the AsBocinted Charitles, last month spent $750, and furnlshed more than 2,000 meals. Besldes thls, many emer gency cases were supplied, whlch meant dernnnda for clothing and grocertes. Evpn though the wlnter has scarcoly begun. anel demands for fuel have bocn comparatlvely llght, the summary of tho month's work lndlcates that the army of unemployed ls Iarger thia wintcr than before, and thefconsequent domanel 'upon those engaged ln rellof work correspondlngly lficreased. Dr. Buchanan In speaking of tho out look said last nlght: "We expect hard tlmes, and It ls difficult to know how we wlll be able to supply the needs ot Uiose who deservo help. 1 attribute tho large number of unemployed men to the fact that the. Iarger industrles are worklng short forces. "Tho most Important phase of the work undertaken by the charitles is tho famlly problem, whlch secms to defy a solutlon. Every day pltltul cases come to llght, and the. proposi tlon up to us Is elthpr to com6 to the roscue, or elsestarvntion la Inevltable." Tho work among .tho old women and widows, many of whom are unable to earn a llvlng even in good tlmes, and tvhlch ls carrled on through the clty mlsslon, last month meant that 115 personB were glven assistance, and $118.94 was spent. Slxty-throe orders for grocerles were dlstributed among the slck, and 990 plnts of mllk fur? nlshed tuberculosls patients. Twenty-nlne speclal dlstress cases were handled durlng the month through the central offlce of the chari? tles. and ln addltlon thlrty-seven? faml? lles wore glven supplles from the commlssary department, where gro? cerles and food are e?chang6d /with the. father for work around the charitles bullding. Lodging was glven 328 men, and 150 starvlng women wero fur? nlshed meals. Mnnonlc Meetlnga Thla Week. Stated communlcatlons for tho pur poso of electlng ofHcerB for tho en sulng-year wlll be held thls weok as follows: Monday, Henrlco Unlon Lodgo, No. 130; Tuesday, St. John'a Lodge, No. 36; Thursday, Metropolltan Lodge, No. 11; Friday, Dove Lodge, No. 51. The meetlng of Henrlco Unlon Lqdge wlll be held ln Masonlc Hall, on Twe_ty hfth Street, and all tho rest at the Masonlc Tomplo.' SPQ1LS BUSINESS Proprietor of Broad Street Gambling House Gives in to Police Surveillance, Hls husineBB spolled by the vigllanoe of tho pollce and his house receipts belng on a rapld decline, owlng to theilack of customers, a proprietor of a well known East Broad Street gambling house. haa declded to glve up tho Btruggle, to dlspoBo of hls paraphernalla and return to tho paths of vlrttio nnd honor. The place ln questlon has been un? der constant uurvelllanco, nlght aml day, for several weeks. Ono of the clty's cuBtodlans of the poace has been kept tramping ln front of hls i\loor with unccaslng vlgll, and players took hoeel and kopt away. Last nlght the house waa loeked, nevei to be opencd aguln, lt la aald. for gambling pur poseB. The proprietor has doclded tq glvo lt up altogothor nnd to attend horoafter only to hls regular buslnesB InterestB \ Thus surely, though .slowly, per* hivps, gambling houses ln Rlchmond aro 'belng broken up. Several have beon put out of bualnesa by pollce ralds, Others, whore tho oyldeuco wae not Btiftlclont to justlfy a rald, were put undor Burvelllanoe. . Tho new mothod waa Blowqr, but. lt aeems, ouuftlly as ?ur? ln the end, agalnat tlme. bo aa to have the flag ready for tho funeral ln tho mornlng. . "At 8:30 o'clock tho next morning," she Wrltes, a Confederato flag, forty threo Inchoa long, the exact dopllcato of the amall one, waa ready to drape tho caaket of a .Confcdorate veteran. What tlme did f go to aleep? Don't nak mo. But what. ?matterod Bleop? 'Twas work to aalljify tho reqtteat of a Confederato auldler. I loved every btltch aa I put II In, and If I had ueeded any other reward than the prlv? llego of maklng a Confederato flag, I would have recelved lt ln tho happlnesH that.it gavo Mra. Reed." Dr, Reed, who came ot ono of tho oldeat Virglnla famllles, waa born ln Warrenton. Ho waa the bou of iBaac Shelby Reed, and a grandaon of Thomas B, Reed, Attorney-Oenoral of Mla.il.* Hippl, and lator Unlted Statea Sena? tor from thnt State. Hl? matcrnal grandfather waa General Duff Oroen, of Revolutlonary fartie. When alxtecn yeara of ago, Dr. Reed offered hls aervlcea to tho Confederacy, enllatlng ns n prlvnte ln tho Four teenth MIbbIsbIppI Reglment, under General Bragg. Ho fought In many battlea nnd was wlth tho Southern r^rces when they oppoaed General hherman In hls mnrch to tho Bea. Had Gallanl Wnr llecord. aiai-J^ of' UB8d'? reglment that aa VtM ?" l??e oapturo of the thlrd dl ImoS? ? "!? Nlneteenth Mlchlgan Reg? lment atThompson'a Statlon. Colonel M. B. Duffoy, of Boltle Creek, waa thun m^10!?!.06!; of lhat nrlgade. but at that time the two men were not acqualnted. Arter Dr, Recd's rcmoval to BattIO Crcok from Yazoo Clty, MIsb., flfteen jears ago. a warm attachment exlsted oetwoon tho onetlmo foea. Through Colonel Duffoy Dr. Re??d wns made a member of Company IC, ll. i?e Nlneteenth Mlchlgan Reglment of the Grand Army "of the Republlc. and ho annually attended the reunions, not an u guest, but aa a comrade. At. the close of the war Dr. Reed ho came ns loyal a cltlzen to tho new republlc aa ho had been to the Con? federacy. and durlng the SpanlBh Amnrlcan War Wb aon carrled hlB aword, partlclpatlng in the capture of San Juan Hlll. HOTEL MEN AFTER HCK-FUSHEB Virginia-Carolina Association Will Deal With Fakirs at Meeting Here. Closer co-operatlon between tho hotol men of Virglnla and North Carollna for the purpo8e of ellmlnatlng the "flasher" of bogus checks, wlll be one of tho llve questlons dlscusaed In the Jolnt conventlon of the Virglnla Hotel Assoclation and the North Carollna Hotel Assoclation, whlch will be held here next month. It la generally the rule tkat the forgera after worklng thla State go to North Carollna, and thoae reaching that State flrat renew thelr operatlona soon after they croaa the llne. The conventlon wlll endcavor to formulate a atrong plan which wlll put thla varlety of crook out of the buslness, ' Manager P. M. Fry, of the Jefferson hotel, flrst vlce-presldent of tho Na? tional Hotel Assoclation, recelved ' a telegram laat nlght statlng that the next meetlng of that body would be held at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 10th to 12th. Side trijia will be made to Atlanta on May 14th and to Mobllo on the 15th. Thla ls the flrst tlme that the national conventlon haa come to n Southern clty. Mr. Fry has recelved communlca ttons from moat of the members of the two State organizationa anylng that they would be preaent at tho conventlon hero in January. It la ex? pected that the.entlre memberahlp of tho two bodiea will arrange to attend the sprlng meetlng ln Chattanooga, Addreaa at Kmanuil Church. The malo members of the congrega tion of Emanuel Church. In Honrlco county, wlll be addreaaed ln the Jfe ture-room of tho .church to-nlghFat 8:30 o'clock by Mr. Robert Anderaon and Mr. Flnney, membera of tho Na? tional Council of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Window Smaatied. A wlndow ln the ahop of Abram Lutto, a tallor, of No. 1814 East Maln Street, .was smashed early yeaterday mornlng, and about. 1100 worth of goods Btolcn. riiu thlef made good hls eacape, and there Ib no cluc to his Identlty. Southern Rallwuy Kurulnicn. Estimated earnlngs of the Southern Rallway for tho fourth week in No? vember ahow a decreaae of 179,60T, as compared with tho oorreapondlng week last year, GAVE PASSEHGER "SLICK" NIGKELS Then Street Car Conductor Ar? rested Colored Woman for Re fusing to Take Them. Because, the woman a'lleges, she ro fused to accept two "sllok" nlckels m exchange for a half dollar ahe handed to a street car conductor for her faro, Leanne Johnaon (colored) waa yeater? day put off the car and..placed-undet arrest, afterwards belng locked up ln the Flrst Pollce Statlon. The woman clalifia that all tho dls orderllness she waa gullty of was iu Blstlnij that the. conductor take. back theV'slIck" nickela and glve her bett-jr currency. She even went ao far as lo put tho money in his pockot. Then he put her ,off and placed. her under ar? rest. The "sllck" nlckels were not re? turned to her, ao she was mlnus her car faro and 10 centa, and even yhvn waa unable to get homo. In the sti tlon houae tho conductor gave aa hla excuse that the bad money- had boon glvon ^o hlm, and "ho wanted to get Vld of It. . ? Fire Iloard to Meei. Tho Board of Fire Commlaslonora wlll meet to-nlght in regular session, Several minor vauancies are to bo fllled at thls time, \ POLICE BOARD AGENTS OF CITY Conimissioncrs Who Disbursc Ftttids May Not Contract With Municipality, CITY ATTORNEY'S OPINION Mr. Pollard Reviews Transactiona of Councilmen as Subcon tractors. Dlactisalon of the proprlety or Im proprlety of city oltlclnla engaglng In contracts with tho city 1b no new pro? blem In Rlchmond, accordlng to Clty Attorney H. B, Pollard, who has beon studylng tho records of hls offlce. Al though there was a State ennctmoni prlor to the net pnaaed by the last Leg Islaturo, dealgned to prohlhlt such prnctlce, tho fallure ot that law to lu. cludo aubconlractors led to tho fnlluro of tho proaocutlon In tho Cfty Iloma cases ln tho summer of 1907, whon a member of the Councll Committeo e?n Relief of tho Poor, whlch has charijee of the atmshouKc property, took a sub contract for pulnting at the aluiBhotiKc and later served as cltnlrman of a suh committeo to inapect and pass upon Jili own work. An act prohlbltlng clty offlcera from havlng contractural rolatlons with thu clty was pnnsod by tho LfrgiBlaturo ot 1877. In 1882 City Attorney A. .M. Kolloy, aftorwnrelB Mayor of tho clty, und later appolnted a member of the! Internatlonal court. construed tho wl which ho auotfcd at length, uh IntcnJ ed to covor only auch accountB wllii the city as were raised by foniial con? tract; not more indlvldual sales of passlng auppllea without any contract. Mr. Kelley Bald: "It would be a vlo lont atrnlning of the rneaning of tha law to hold that tho aelllng or a box of matches, or tho shoeing of a hors;. or tho T-nding of a lock mado tho Belter or tho workman a "contractor" wttli tho cltj'." Clty Attorney C. V. Mcredtth gave to Clty Englneer Cutshaw ln 1801 hia cor Btructlon of tho name law. known as Bectlon 823 ot the Code of 1887. M . Meredlth held that the law dld not ap? ply to bona flde aubcontrnetors; hat a bona flde contract tnlght be madn with nn employe of a Councllmnn, pro vldcd tho Councllmnn was not inter cated dlrectly or Indlrectly. Mr. Kelley Ueveraed. The questlon was firat formaHy brought to the attentlon of Clty At? torney Pollard In 1900 by tho Coun- !1 Commlttee on Accounts and Prlntln.'r, as to whether a member ot the Board of Publlc lnterests was a "clty offlcer" under tho meanlng of the act. Mr. Pollard held that he wbb, nnei could not lcgally contract with the clty. In October, 1902. on a case whlch came up from the'Commlttee on Pollce Electlons and Schools, ln whlajh J. _? Blanks, a member of the Clty Council at the tlme, presented a blll tor 4C cents for some artlcle purchased by one of tho clty dopartments at lil_ atoro, without deflnite contract, Mr Pollard reversed the oplnton of Mr. Kelley, holdlug thut the Intentlon of tho act was broad enough to cover tho purchase of smnll artlr.les by tlie city from Councilmen. The blll of Blunk* waa held.to be lllegally contracted, and tho Clty Attorney held that lt could not be legally pald. ' At tho sami tlme a case came up of a blll of $16.50 from the Wlnwton Electrie; Company. CharleB R. Wlnston, tho presldent of thf> company, belng at thnt tlmo a member or the Clty Councll. lt de veloped that at tho tlme Mr. Wlnatoti was not a stockholder, but mej-ly tho presldent of tho company, ?, Tlie WluHlon Cinec. Mr. Pollard, therefore, ruled that this account was valld. Mr. Wlnston not boing dlrectly intercsted in tho proflt of tho trnnsactlon, Mr. Pollard said in his opinlon at this time: "A dlftorent constructlon. would ren? der 11 practlcally Imposslble for tho buslnesa of a large corporatlon llko the clty of-Richmond to be.admlnistei ed. Tb fllustrate: lf-any member of tho Clty Councll held a slngle sharo ln a bank, that bank could not recelve a deposlt of a slngle dollar of the clty's money; lf a member of tho Councll held a sharo of stock ln an Inaurance company, that company could not insurq property belonglng to tho clty; If a momber of tho Council held a aharo of stock in a rallroad company, such company could . nut transport for or aell to tho city a sln? gle ton of coal, or transport any other property for lt. If tho law was In tended to have such a radica] effect, tho Leglslature would doubtless havo said ao more plamly than lt has in thls statute," Tho 'questlon was not agaln raised untll September, 1907, when membera of the Commlttee on Relief of,the Poor protested agalnst Councilman Wlltshlre actlng as subchalrman of a committeo to approvo work whlch ho had done us subcontractor, Mr. Pollard held that the law. as drawn dld apply to bona fldo subcontractors. Such a contract, however, Mr. Pollard held, whlle not coverod by statute, violated a cardlnal prlnclplo ,of law, In that "no member of a parllamentary body has the rlght to pass upon or vote upon any ques? tlon in whlch he ls personally in torested." Aa to the quostlon of a suh contract, he said that it was not pro hiblted under the statute, "provlded such sub-contract ls bbna fldo and real, and not a mere dovlce used to en able a Councilman to hecome a con? tractor with the clty and thus circum vent the prohlbltlon contalned ln tho statttto. "Should lt bo shown thnt stjch an agreement betvveoh the contractor and Buhcontractor ' was a mere protext to avoid tho statute, lt would be tainted with fraud, and the contract would be vold per se." says-tho oplnion. Tlie New Act. As'-a direct result of the Kendler Wlltshlre affair at the City Home, the last Stato Leglslature amonded the act to mnke It embrace even bona fldo surjcontractqrs on the ono hand and to Include alli clty officers, Qtiun cllmen, Aldermen and employoa' and agents of the clty. The rovisod act not only prohiblta contrncttng with tha city, but also the turnlshlng of ma? terial without contract, dolng, job work, or engaging to fumlsh labor. Mr. -Pollard has already construed thla act ln the llght ot preylous opln lons, A moro M'eeont .opln? ion Is as to the stattis of tho pollce'. commlBslonera. . whose ? poslt/ons aro provlded hy a Stato luw, and who rank as State, not clty. ofCicora. Mr., Pol? lard held that tlio pollea bonni; htiv liig tho dlabursal pf cit/ funds ln its hands, was theroforo tho agont pf the olty, and that Us members came with. ia tho Pi'oviulon of tho act. __: