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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.
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