Newspaper Page Text
?THB TIMES FOUNDED 1SSB.
?THH1 DIRPATCH FOUNDRD 18B0. WHOLE NUMBER 17,763. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1909. WBATI1BB TO-nAY-Falr and Co1__ PRIOE TWO CENTS, J5REAT J1ENCES EHEET SPE tMany Turned Away From City Auditorium, Where Dr. Chaprrfan Preached. ALEXANDER LHADS THOUSANDS IN SONG DReyival Op'enjj LJiilliantly With Fcrvent Sermons aiul Altractive M.tsic?Dr. Chapman Com inends Work of N_ w.s papers as Aid lo Campaign. Meetings To-Day. II A. 31.?Ceiitennrj Mcthoillsl Cliureh, aUdr-ii'H l?y \>r. .1. -Vlli.ur t liapinaii. ii. u., to Cliriminn wurii t*'_" I*. 31.?Flrat llaptlxt Church. Rev. Orn Snimicl Grny, HimnMvr, 4 |., ji,?t'nloii Stnlluu MetHONl.l Cliureh, Ilev. Ilnnli-1 S. Toy. ?ueUkcr. I 1*. 31.?Itrutulilbn Memorml ttu-.i tlHt Church, Ht-v. <:. T, SvlinelTcr. ?prukcr. , , ' l V. JI.?Fulton llapltnt Chiircli, lli-v. Tlitimn* Needhnrn, ?peiikcr. 4 J?. 31.?Central .llctliodlwl Church. Munclicxter, Re?. rriink K. Gruu mnir. I). ?.. ?i?eake'r. , g 1?, jf;?City Auditorium. Hev. J. Wilbur Clinpiunn. .>.?.. openker. ii \\ jr._Klrnt llniitlut Cliurcli, Bev, Orn Hnmti.l Gra>. sppnker. M j. u_i nlon SliHIuu M,-tIi'iiII?t Church.'.Ilev. "nulel S. Toy. ppcnkpr. il,i Church, Rev. C. T. Se-iuelter, "?_jBI>. 3!.?Fulton llnpttit Cliureh. Ilev. 'I'lioninn .Vcfdlioin, upenkcr. s p ji._(Vntrnl MrtlHiillM Church. Manchestcr, Rev. Krmik Brwnatair, b. D. ,-penker. M_RKBl> by enorinous ouipourlngt .'. ot pebple. overflowlng liulla am Churches*. and by u deep earn catuo.s of spirttual convlctlun. withoiit ..uy dlecordunt note, the Chapman. Alexander e'va'ngelUtlc meetlngs openet last night. wlth <iix slmultaneous ser? vlces, the Iargest of whlch. conductet by the leaders of the movement at thi City Auditorium had an audlenci wliich largely excecded the capaclt) ot that great hall. t.ir. Chapman'a prcachlng was plali and practlcal, wlthout attempt at ora tory or eioquence, addreaaed in thi ?n in- to chureh-golng people, whi fprmed the bulk of hls first Rlch ntond audtenc*. Evldenclng a Htront love for huma_?ity,_,h(s lllustratloni proved inost touching, holding the vas Hiidlenco apell-bound. tho wnves 0 coughlng whlch swept over tho housi at Ihc end of paragrupha or illustra tl??ns showing the- tenslty whlch eacl hud been llstenlng an,i endeavorlng tt prevent any tntorruplioii. Throughou tlio sermon no one of tho more thai 4,000 ln the Audltoriuin left the house At all of the sectlonal meetinsts mu? slc waa made a leadlng feature. Ii ?was an experience to hop Mr. Charle; ??__. Alexander Ieading tho gTeat choii ' of more than 600 volcos, banked tici _\?iove tlor on the platform of tho Aud. Itorlum. Standing hlmself on a tabh jsvell to the front, turnlng now to th< cholr, now to the audlonce. ho seomet to have each under the spoll of hli band, never ceasing untll he had botl plnglng wlth ? heartinesa and accord *vhlle the planlst. Mr. Robert Harkness ?lilmself the contposer of several of thi hymns sung, seemed entlrely ln accon ?wlth every movement of tho leader'i ?band. Before tho meetlng was ovei kudience, cholr and lnstrument movei 'at the wave of the leader wilh the pre fclslon of a tra^ied orchestrn, AiidHorl-nm Overflovred. The occasion was the flrst speakini 'ln tho new Auditorium slnce tlie stee icelling was placed ln posltion, iant from tho deop stlllness lt would accr that every ono ln tho houso was no only hearlng, out leanlng on ever; (flvord. Boforo tl)e meetjng had been In pro Kress fiftoen minutes Fire Chicf Joync fcnd Pollce Captaln Epps dlrected tha ithe doors Ije closed and tho alsles'kop idear, and for an hour after thls i oontlnuouB streara of people was turnei Wway from .tho bulldlng.' Police am /ttshers were present to handle th> [crowd, but there was no disordor am fxio confuslon. rnformatlon from other sectlons o ^he city Indicate that overfiow meet Ings wlll be necessary before tho cam famign has been long ln progress. A '.the First Baptlst Church, in the ccntr *f tho city; the Broadus Memorial am JJnlon Statlon Churches, on Churo Klll; ln Fulton and in MancheBtoi whero sectlonal meetings wero helc ithe people poured out ln numbers un Tfllminished by the great Auditortur ' hnidfence. Simple, effectlvo and dlreo preachlng was general, and at al Sneotlngs muslc was mado a promlnen ?nd' attractlvo feature. Servlces wlll bo hold this afternoo jkt 4 and to-nlght at S in tho.. vatlou sectlons, and to-night at the Audito frium. At 11.o'clock thla morning Di Chapinan wlll speak at Ccntenar ^lethodlst Church to all of the ovan . lrellsta, sj^eakors, , singers, Rlchmon' mlnlstcrs and actlve workers -on "Wh ,vV*o Need a Rovlval ln Richmond." 31 r. Alexandcr's 3Iethod. i, Tlio Auditorium meetlng last hlgh ppened with a prellminarj" song servlc ?Whlch was a revelatlon to looal musl eians of tlie musical powors of a ,groa . tRiidlonce when effectivejy led. A gron ?holr, trained . by Brofesaor "Waltc Itforcer, and under the lnspirlng loa. ership of Mr. Alexander and tho 8plt ' Ited acoompaniment of Mr. Harknes; ?oan had tho audlenco on lts feet an ainglng. Mr. Alexander's gonlal, h^ S!ormal manner won lts way at once. j , "I never heard people slng ln Ulcr. Imond." he begin, as he mounted th !ilat form, "except at a preachers' meel ng thls afternoon. It is said you ca fclng ln Blchmond, bup in order for v. /to.know it, we wlll have to hear 1 I Kow all you ln tho audlonce ,1oin th af.holr praotioe, and lat'a set thls ol telty allanio Wlth muslc. , "Now llston to me," and Mr. Aloj ! andur rendoreel ln his wontlerful, fu ' tonor, "Ho "Will Hold Me Fast," or *"~~ jJContiuuetl aa .FourtU Page.^ T ' / "? ? ' . VERY BUSY DAY Prcaldenl-Htcet Itccelvea 31miy Cnllera. I.illtnrlnl on Golf I'lu.vlnc. AUGUSTA, GA.. January 0.?Tlie PreHltfont-cleet ls a member ot the Na tlonol Chlld Labor Commltteo. and to day he llstcned to a report on goneral rotidltlotis of chlld labor In tho South from A. .1. McKolway, secretary- of the commltteo for the Southern States. Mr. McKclwny haa headi)uartera at At? lanta! lt wns hls concluslon that the chlld labor laws of< Southern Statea are proUy well adopted to coiidltiona, but that thorc Is laxncss In thelr en torOi ment. No actlon on the subject Ih understood to be conteniplated at thlH tlmo. National Chairman" I-'runk H. Itltch cock Returned from hit, trlp to Blr inliigliam ahd Atlanta thls morning, and this afteriioon had an extended In. tervluw with Mr. Taft. .lohn llaya tlamihond, who visited Atlanta, t-Hine back wlth Mr, Hltehcoci:. Chauncey Dewey, of Chlcago, recent? ly appointed Inapector-genoral of the lllinolM State inilitla, ls here to see Mr. Taft und Mr. Hltchcock. Mr. Dewey was one of tlie two Taft delegates from thal State In the conventlon, and It is tutderstood he hns some polltlcal frlends he wlshes to Intercede for. A call was made on Mr. Taft by Judge j Wllllam 11. Jackson, of New York. 'and hls brother, Henry Jackson, of At j lanta. The latter Is a Georgla Re jpublivan of promlnence. They came j from. Atlanta'wlth Hltchcock and Ham ! mond to-day. Mr. Taft wlll leave At ! lanta after hls forthcoming vialt at 1 j o'clock Satuhlay afternoon, January i lCth, tliat hc' may vlslt the Georgia ;;.tate University, at Athens, on hls re j turn. Thls declalon waa practlcally : roached to-day us a result of a call ? front Judge, Uamilton MeWhorter, of 'Athens. Mr. Taft's next speaklng en jgogement l? at the dlnner of the Bar i Association of Augusta, at the Hon Alr Hotel, Jajiuary lltli. Henry Anderson, of Richmond, talked ! Southern polltlcs wlth Mr. Taft at some I length to-day, but nothlng tanglble for I publicatlon resulted. Colonel Robert I M. Thompson, of New York, wlll play I off a Hot Sprlngs, Va., tle game of golf wlth Mr. Taft to-morrow. Colonel j Thompson Is on hls way to Klorlda. Mr. Taft's excellence as a golf player was made the subject of defense to the extent of a column edltorlal ln a local paper hero to-day. There was no doubt. it waa asserted, that he could beat Mr. Rockefeller on the Augusta llnks, notwlthstandlng re? ports of hln nur.ierous recent defeats. Mr. Rockefeller is expeeted here this week. The Presldent-elect smillngly BUbmltted hlmself for "exposure" to practlcally all the photrtgraohers lr? Augusta to-day. They called at hls cottage, they sald, to keep an engage ment made by Mr. Taft's "Japanese secretary." This meant Monlco Lopez, hls Filipino valet. and Mrs. Taft en yed the Jr>k* hugely. Senator Knox notlfled Mr. Taft to day that he would be hore to-morrow. r CASE GOES A-BEGGING Cnn't Gti Jutlftc to Try Famoua $20, 000,000 Munrturd OU Fine. CHICAdo, ILL. January C?Tlie dis tlnctlon of heoring the rctrial ot the Standard Oll case. ln whlch Judge Lan dls's Mno of $29,240,000 went to pleces In the Unlted States Appellate and Supreme Courts went a-begglng to-day. Unlted States Dlstrlct Attorney Slms went before Judge Landls andamiounoed that he would llke to - begln a new hearing of the case on Monday. Judge 'JDandls answered that in view of hls convlctlons |n the case (fundamentally that each carload constltuted a sepa rate offeh'so), lrt? dld not earo to slt agaln In the case. ? "But"," continued the court, "1*11 ask Judgo .Bethea about It; maybo ho wlll take lt." But Judgo Sol. IT. Bethea, of tho Dls? trlct Court, pleaded some sllght con nectlou with the matter eveu before it reach ed Judge Landls, and asked to be excused. "Well." Judgo Landls pur sued, after his telephono conversatlon with Judgo Bethea, "Judge Anderson Is comlng hore to try a case for mo soon; walt tlli ho arrlves. and we'll see what can be done." And there tho subject was allowed to rest for the present. POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS Blll to l_stnbllah Them Introduced ln Senate? Wuiiy Aineodnicnts. WASIIINGTON, D. C, January 6.? The hill to cstabltsh postal savings banks was taken up by fho Senate to day and read for amendments, Senator Carter, - ln' charge of the meaauro, an nouncing that he would not attempt to got a vote on the blll untll next week. That State. banks should be used as government deposltarics for postal funds was propse'd in amendments of? fered by Senators Smlth. of Michlganf Cummlns, of Iowa, and Gore, of Okla? homa. s Sonators McCumber. Fulton' and oth? ers. approved such uso of State banks and declared in favor of placing such banks on an exact equallty wlth na? tional banks as government deposlta? rics. Mr.' Smlth's amendment proposed the acceptanco by tho Postmaster-Gen eral ot State, county, munlcipal or Unlted States bonds as securlty. The blll waa lald aslde withoxit flnal actlon i being taken on the proposed aniendments, all of whlch wlll be voted on at a future day. , NOT TO COMPROMISE Couferenee of Attorneys Developa Fact Tliat. Itullwnyn Wlll Stand Pat. [Speclal'to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] WASIIINGTON, D. C, January 6.? Durlng a general conferenoo here on lnterstate. matter thls week, H. T. Wlckham, Bppa Hunton, W. B. Moll wainp and others ?Uscussed the Vir? ginia.. sltuation Inoidentally, lf not espe.cially,. wlth referenee to the rall? road, rate case and the reoont declalon of the Supreme Court. ? > ? It is sald that the rallroads bellevc that the people of Virginia would be satlsfle.d with a 2 1-3 cent rate, but the roads are not wllllng to' oompromlae FOR FREE TRADE Cintes Would Reduee the Tnriff on Iron, Steel nud Lumber. WASHINOTON. D; C, January 6.? Jchn W. Gates has jolned the ranks of those who are asklng for free trade ln Iron, coal and lumber.' A letter tc Speaker Cannon, dated at Port Artluir Tex,, reads as follows: "I nottoe a great deal 'of evlfienco h belng taken on tarlff matters ln Wash? lngton. It soems to me there are thre. artlolos that ought to bo put on the freo llst?Iron ore. coal and-lumber, 1 have a large portlon of my fortune lr the stoel buslness, but I say ? this tc you oonaclentlpusly. and candldly. A cut'- of 50 per cent, In tho schedule would not hurt tho manufacturora ol E E Body of Methodist Minister Found Dismembered and in Stoves. v COMMUNION TABLE IS DAUBED WITH BLOOD Head of New Hatcht?. aiul Dirl. Are Found?Clcrgynian Had Made Terri.i'c Struggle for His Lifc?Few Clues to Identity of -vliifderer. DKTROIT, MICH., January ..?The dismembered body ot Rev. John IT. Carmlchael, a Methodlst luiii Ister, was round to-day partially con sumed by fire in tlie two lieatlng stoves of one of hls three churches near Columbus, ln the southwestern part of St. Clair county. Investlgation was begun at once to clear away a temporary uncertaiuty as to the identity of the vlctlm and obtain clues regarding tho murderer and the motive for tlio crime. Identl flcatlon of the dead clergyman was soon effected by Orvlllo Lindsay, who was sent to the church for that pur? pose by Mrs. Carmlchael, who had been In great distress slnce her husband falled .to return home as expeeted last evening, and who surmlsed that the mlnister was the vlctlm as soon as she heard the report that some one had been murdered In the Columbus church. Hnnl io Find Clues. But clues of the murderer and his motive were more difflcult to- obtain. There was a rumor that a strange man had left a traln at Hlckey late ln the afternoon and had been dlrected to the Columhua Church, and there were other rumors .lndlcattng that two men were Impllcated In the crlme. Tho fact that several colns were found in the clothlng of the dead man and In tho ashes ln the stoves precluded the theory of robbery, nnd at the tlme of hls death It was not known that the murdered mlnister had an .encmy ln (the- world. The Rev. Carmlchael had been in Michlgan about ten years, an_ for two years had been pastor of the three churches at Columbus. Adair and China. Wlth his wife and three chlldren ho reslded at Adair. Leavlng home yes? terday morning. ho told Mrs. Carmlch? ael that he waa going to Columbus to arrange for a series ofarevival meet? ings there. He waved lria hand affec tlonately to a group of chlldren ais he drovo out of tho villago of Adair, and from that moment all trace of hlm ls lost. Fouirht for Hls 1/1 fe. Myrbn Brown, who Iives near the scene of the tragedy, was the flrst to dlscover tho crimo to-day. Whilo he was waltihg at the cross roads to keep an appolntment, .the cold .wlnd drove him to seek shelter ln the church. He was surprlsed to find the church floors unlocked, and upon openlng them was terrlfied to see the church floor, the pews and even the communion table daubed wlth blood and fragments of bloody clothlng scattored all around. Evidently the clergyman,- who was flfty-slx yeara old and of athletlc bulld, (Continued,on second Page.) WARNING TO REGENT UlanUssn] of Grand Clinncellor Make* Chlnese Sltuntiou Actite. PEKING. January 6.?The Amerlcan, the Brltish and tho Japanese ministera are acting upon tlie prlnclplo that the situation brought about by the dls mlssal .of the Krantl councllor, Yuan Shi-Kai, requires a strong attltudo on the part of the powers and a warniug to the prlnce regent against any ad mlnistrative aot that mlght endanger the'peace. Tho German, the Russian and the French ministera appear to be witltout instructions from their gov ernments, and are awaiting develop ments. Officials of the Chlnese governmont havo lntlmated that Inqulrles concern ing the treatment 6f Tuan ShI-Kal on the part of tho legatlons would be unwelcome, and that, moreover, the Chinese government is not preparcd to receive representatlons from foreign governments on the subject. MAYOR ENJOINED Movlnc Plcture SliOTva In New York Gnln u Temporary Vletory. NEW YORK, January 6.?The mov Irig plcture men won a vletory over Mayor McClellan to-day, when Justice Blackmar, of the Supreme Court ln Brooklyn, granted the appllcation ol Wllllam "Fox, president of the Movlns j Plcture Mon's Association, for nn ln junctton against putting into effect the Mayor's recent wholesale revoca itnn nf movine Dlcture llcenses. IN JURY'S'HANDS Fnlc ot Mr*. Erli nud Mrn. Ilclact Ia Now UeliiK Consltlcretl. MEDIA, PA., Janttury <).?The fate of Mrs. Katherlno Belsel and Mrs. M. Klorerico Erb, charge'd wlth tho mur? der of Captaln J. C'ayton Erb, at hla country home, Red Gables, on October Oth, hangs In tho balance. Tho case was glven to the Jury at -1:30 thls af? ternoon, and after dellberatlng for four hours they wero locked tip for the night. Not an Intimatlon was glven as to a poll of the Jury. When court opened B. Frank Rhodcs began tho closlng address ln favor of tho defendants. He rldlculcd the Com? mon wealth's case, and sald not one sulntillu of ovldonce had been adduccd to show that Mrs. Erb wns In any way cotinccted Vflth tho murder of her hus? band, and that Mrs. Belsel, the other dofondanl, had shot Erb that hor own llfe and that of her slster rnight be ?parod. llo unmerelfully scored the "Philadelphla gang," ns ho tormed them, for the part the Philadelphla de tectlvos and Coroner's Physiclan Wads wortli took in socuring ovldonce and tewtlfylng against tho accused. He closed wlth a pathetlc plea for the acqulttal of the defendantB. Mr. Rhodes was followed by Dlstrlct Attorney Macdade. The latter bltterly resented the "slur. east upon tho Phlla delphlans," who, bo declared, had been asked to ald the Delawarc county au thorltles, who, at tho tlme, wero busy on the Chester strlke troublcs. Tho jury gave the dlstrlct attorney closer attentlon than they had cvlncod at any time during the trlal, which had been In progress for elght days, and whcn he spread upon the floor of tho court room tho blue prlnt of the second floor of "Red Gables," where Erb was mur? dered, every Jur,or left hls seat ln the box and seemed Intent upon galnlng all lnformatlon possible. As Mr. Mac I dade described ln the minutest details the "brutal murder," many of the Jury men questloned him #as to his verslon of the crlme. He pleaded for a flrst degree verdlct, saying "the murder was a dlabolical plot concelved by a cunning woman." With a ring of sarcasm he referred to tho "Innocent woman, who had blackened the character of a man kind enough to glve her hl3 honorcd name." Mr. Macdade cloaed hl8 address by agaln readlng the endearlng letters from Captaln Erb to hls wlfe, whlch were offered .ln evldence yesterday. Judge Johnson consumed an hour in hls charge to the jury, revlewlng tbe evldence by both the prosecutlon and .the defense. FUN IN THE HOUSE Presldent's Aminln? Club nnd Afrtcan Hunting Trlp tbe Subject*. WASHINOTON, D. C. January 6.? The newspaper announc.ment that Major Mearns, of the army, who had been retlrod on account of dlsablllty, ts to accompany Rrosldent Roosevelt on hls Afrlcan hunting trlp was tho basls ot an Intereatlng, though brhjf, colloquy in the Hbtise to-daj< Tho question came up In connection with a blll provldlng for the Issuance of commisslon, wlth increased rank, to rctired'offlcers of the army, navy and marlno corps, whlch was called up by ? Mr. Hull. chairman of the Committee ' on Milltary Affairs, from whlch lt had J boen reported. ! Mr. Mann, of Illinois. called atten? tlon to a newspaper item. saying that Major Mearns had been "designated by a President In offlce to accompany an ex-Presldent to Africa." Mr. ITiill protested that he dld not know whether the story was true or not. "Maybe." Interjoctcd Mr. Clark, of Missourl. amid laughter. "thla offlcer experlenced a sudden and mlraculous cure after ho got hls Increase." "Thon,"- sald Mr. Mann, sarcastlcally. "It's a llbel on the President. I haven't heard anybody put In. tho Ananlas Club on account of It." "Whlle tho members crowded all about him. Mr. Hull declared that "if the membership In tho Ananias Club is to be increased by every report in tho newspapers that lt Is not true it would grow to such proportlons that it would constituto a majority of tho peoplo, and tho rest ot us would bo In a bad fix." , After the blll had been more seri? ously dlscusscd it was paased. HE MAY BE LYNCHED Reported Capttire of Negro nnd the WiiiuidiiiK of the Sherlff. LEXINGTON, R. .C, January 6.?An unknown negro .to-nlght attempted to 'crimlnally assault Mrs. Thomas Wlng ard, wife of a farmer, about four mlle3 north of here. lt is reported here that the negro had boen captured. and that Sherlff P. H. Corley has' recelved a bullet wound ln the leg frcjm tho nogro's v/eapon. Thoso returnlng|from the scene re fuse to say anythlng about the cap? ttire, but It Is believed the negro has been lynched. 'Mrs. Wingnrd, who ? is flfty-three years old, was In hor back yard when the negro selzed her. Sho screamed and the negro ran off. her husband be? lng ln a nearby lot at the tlme. Sherlff Corley was notlfled and left Immediately with bloodhounds to cap ture the negro. Mrs. WIngard ls sald to be ln a hlgh ly nervous condition, and is under a physiclan's earo to-nlght. PUBLIC HLALTH State Commissioner Submits First Annual Report to Board. EDUCATING PEOPLE TO PREVENT DISEASE JTakes Hopeful View of Situatidn and Believes Department One of Great lmportance?Pro S gress of Tubercu losis Sana torium. HdLOlNG afternoon and evening sesslons, the new State Board of Health met here yeaterday, recelved and considered the first an nual report of Commissioner Eunlon G. Wllliams, and discussed many matters relating to tho preservation of the publlc health. The board la composed of dlstln gulshed ropresentativea of the medical professlon from all sectlona of the State. A full llst of the members fol? lows: Prealdent, R. W. Martln, M. D.; Secre? tary. Charles R. Orandy, M. D.; S. W, Hobson. M. D., Newport News, First Congresslonal Dlstrlct; Charles R. Grandy, M. D., Norfolk, Second Con? gresslonal Dlstrlct; J. B. Flsher. M. D., Mldlothtan, Thlrd Congresslonal Dls? trlct; O. C. Wrlght. M. D.. Jarratts, Fourth Congresslonal Dlstrlct; Lewis E. Harvie, M. D., Danvlllo, Flfth Con? gresslonal Dlstrlct; R. W. Martln. M, D., Lynchburg, SIxth Congresslonal Dls? trlct; S. P. Latane, M. D., Wlnchester, Seventh Congresslonal Dlstrlct; W. M. Smlth, M. D., Alexandrla., Elghth Con? gresslonal Dlatrlct; J. W Dunkley. M. D. Saltvllle, Nlnth Congresslonal Dls? trlct; Reid Whlte, M. D.. Lexington. Tenth Congresslonal District; George Ben Johnston, M. D., Stuart McGutre, M. D., City of Richmond. Tho report of Dr. Wllliams, whlch Is addressed to the Governor, treats every phase of the work of hls depart? ment ln an lnterestlng and olaborate manner, and lt Is at once demonstra tlve of the fact/ that though he has held offlce less than a year, ho and his asslstunts aro accompllshlng a great deal in the intorcst of tlio health of tho people. Governor Swansou re? celved the report several daya ago, and havlng studied. it carefiilly, expressed. much pleasure concernlng its contents. Although the board held two long ses slons,..the work dlsposed of was largely routinep'-lii its nature, and its dotails would therofore not - be 'of striking publlc Interest. Dr. 'YVllllams's Report. The report of Commlsslonor Wllliams ls ln part as follows: "Prevented ln a large measure by the law and by ostabllshed customs and habils from dlrect actlon, wo have worked to teach the people and to asslst-local boards ln tho modern meth ods by whlch they may proteot thein selves and to prepare them to accop.t and apply lawn in accord with tlie new discoverles and concluslons of sclence. __ Vlrglnln .Hcfllth Bullctln. "ICnowlng that a publlc sontlmont, enllghtened by an accurato knowledgo of the slmple prlnciples of health pro? tection, Is the fo'undation upon whlch offectlve health work must be bullt, and that only by cordlai publlc ap? proval and co-operatlon can such work bo successful, we havo endeavored to make tho educatlonal work a special feature, ? ? ? Circulars of Inatruction. "Slnce one caso of an ?infectlous or communicable dlsease always cotmes dlrectly or Indirectly from anothor, tho carp to be taken at the bedslde of such a caso Is ono of the moat important features ln health work. "We, therefore, Issued circulars of In? atruction for tho bedside care ot the infectlous disease and sent a number to every doctor in the State. with tho request that they dlstribute thoso cir? culars in the homes where these dls fcasea prevall for the Instructlon of the nurses and thoso in attendanco upon tha sick. "In addition to the Uterature issued by the department, It has been our en deavor to glve popular lectures on sub jects relating to somo phaso of pub? llc health work. "These lecturea have been givon hy tho commissioner and asslstant com? missioner, and where practlcable they have been illustrnted wlth storeoptlcon (Continued on Fourth Page.) During the Chapman-Alexander Meetings Many thousands of people will attend the great Chapman-Alexander revivals. Many thousahds living away from Richmond cannot attend. To enable those who cannot attend to keep in close touch with the work, .._._._._.._.. The Times-Dispatch Will Be Mailed 15 Days for 25 Cents - It will give the fullest and most complete reports of the meetings to be had, and a'dvise you of the arrangements in advance. You have only to recall how thoroughly The Times-Dispatch reported the Episcopal Convention, the dedication of Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Baptist Convention and the Epworth League m'ee.ting to assure yourself of the superior service rendered. This special offer is for out-of-town subscribers only. Mail Your Subscription or Phone Circulation Dep't. (4041). ONLY 25 CENTS. TREATIES CONCLUDED ,'nlteil S/n?c??, Colombln nnd Pnnninn Fltililly flc-.te tlie IVmlliiK Ouestlon*. WASIIINGTON, , D. C, January 6.? 'he baaes of troatles concluded be ween the Unlted States and Colombla nd Panama. for tho settlehient of ?cndlng rjueatlons arlalng out of the oparatlon of tho terrltory whlch now orms the rcpubllc of Panama from lolombla woro to-day announced wlth uthorlty. ? Tho t.caty between Colombla nnd 'anama wlll provlde for a payment f $2,600,000 In Amerlcan gold by Pan tiia to Colombla aa a aettlement In iart of tho $15,000,000 of forelgn dobt ontracted by Colombla whlle Panama v-n.s a part of that country.' Thla pay nent ls to be mado by Panama asslgn ng to Colombla ten annual payments if. $280,000 each, whlch tho Unlted Itates, by troaty, Is to pay to Panama n conslderatlou of concosslona for the mlldlng of tho Isthmlan Canal. Ac :ordlng to tha troaty between tho Jnlted States and Prfnama, these pay nents were to begln In 1012, but by lie pendlng treaty arrangoments they vill commenco from 1908, whlch wlll icrmlt tho tur/ilng ovor at once of two nstalments nmountlng to $500,000 to -olombla. The terms of the treaUea recognlzo ho independence of Panama, and the wo countrles aro to resume diplomatlc md commerclal relatlons. They also lx the boundary lines-between Colom ila and Panama, a clrcumstanco whlch s of eapeclal Interest to the Unfted States, aa lt affects .the canal zone. Tho thre'e troaties wlll be algned aa loon as thelr engrossment ls completed. 3ne of them wlll be between tho Jnlted Statea and Colombla, the sec >nd between the United States and ?anama, and the thlrd between Colom )Ia and Panama. STATUS 0F MARINES Flotisc Stibcominlttoe Summonn nlgh Ofllcltil* to Get Evldence. WASHINGTON, D. C. January ?.? Determln'ed that the etatus of tho ma inos shall be thoroughly consldered it the present sesslon of Congress, tho iubcommitteo of the Naval Academy ind the Martne Corps of the Houso .ommlttee on Naval Affairs has re luested Secretary Newberry, Admlral Dewey and other naval offlcers to ap .ear before lt to-morrow to tell why :he marlnes wero taken off naval ves lels. Thls subcommlttee consists of Rep? resentatlves Mudd, Butler, Bates and l-llley and Senators Talbott,. Lamar, Kltchen, Hobson and Padgett. The iroposal has been made to tho commlt :eo that a Iprovislon be incorporated n tho naval approprlatlon blll making t necessary. ln order that 'tho money nay bo avallable for the corps, that narlnes be statloned on battleshlps, ln .tead of belng confined to land duty jxclusfvely, as is provided for by a recent order of the President. Evldence has been submltted to the mbcommitteo by offlclals of tlio Alarlnc -orps to show that It w:!l coat tho gov irnment $.fi7,000 more to man tha shlps :>f the navy wlth sallors excluslvely than wlth the sallors and marlnes. The sfllclals summoned will be asked if this statement of addltional cost, duo to tho President's recent order, Is correct. REBUKE PRESIDENT Roasc Wlll Ttike Actlon on Presldent's Memnprc* RcsrnrdliiK Secret Servlce.. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 6.? rho special commltteo consldorlng tho referenee to Congress and tho secret servlce In the Presldent's annual mes? sago, is to report to tho Houso on Frl lay. Tt Ih expeeted that thero wlll bo conslderable debate on tho roport of the commlttoe, which wlll be presented to tho Houso by Reprosentative Per? klns, of Now York, tho chairman. Ropresentntlves Tawnoy, of Mlnne sota; Smlth, ot Iowa: Fltzgerald, of N'ew York, and Sherlcy, of Kontu'cky. who were reforred to by th0 President in his special messago following tho actlon of tho Houso in resontlng tho objectlonablo portlon of tho Presldent's message, wlll take tho opportunity to reply to tho President. Representa tlvo Grlggs, of Georgla, on Monday nioved thnt tho special message of the President bo returnod to tho Chlef Executlve, but wlthdrow his motion on tho advice of some of hls Democratic colleagues. It is undorstood that tho report of the special committee, however, wlll be a rebuke neariy as sovere as would have been tho actlon proposed by Mr. Grlggs, if it is not moro so. It is' sald that tho report of the commltteo wlll recommend elt.her tho refusal by tho FIouso to receivo that portion of tho President's annual messagft whlch it is clalmed refiectod upon the Houso or will soverely rebuke the President' in somo othor manner. STAY IN CUBA Rcpresentntlvc I.nssitcr Clnlms Annrehy Will Rlse Whon Troops Lcnve. WASHINGTON, January 6.?-Claiming that a state of anarchy would oxlst on tho Island ot Cuba ln the evont that the Unlted States wlthdraws all of lts troops from that Island, Ropresontatlve Lnsslter, Democrat, of Virginia, to-day Introduced a resolutlon ln tho House calling upon the Socretary of War to furnlsh to the House such lnformatlon as he may possoss that Justtfles the Unlted Statos govornment In assumlng that the recently elected Cuban ofll? cials aro capablo of malntainlng a stablo govornment. Mr, Lassltor has rocently visited Cuba. Ho says that Amerlcan capltal lnvested tn the tslands should bo pro tected and that many capltallsts aro ready to put thelr money In Cuba, but are afrald that the Unlted States wlll withdraw Its troops from tho Island. He claims that the bualness Interests In Cuba deslre the protection of the Unlted States. PE0NAGE ALLEGED Negro Clalnta to Have Recelved |f> In Six Yenra. VALDOST*. GA., January 6.?United Statea Commissioner Powell, here to day,- held T. F. Ramsey* a well-to-do Brooks county farmer, for trlal before Judgo Emery Speor on the charge ol peonage, The alleged peon, Gus Scott, a negro,' and apparently half.wltted testifled that one of Ramsey's netgh bors, who waa at ottts wlth Ramsey had Induced hlm to swear out the war ?'ant', . ' ; The riegro swore thul he had been held ln a staio of peonage for six years and had recelved but $j> for hls servlcen ln all that -. tlmo, Ramsoy Introduced wltnesses to sliow he had frequeittlj paltl tl\a negro more than that. He was held ln a $500 bond ^o th. Fodora! 'COUVU ? _ ?/_ _ '_._'__. TELLS SENATE TB BDSIIESS President Declines to Give That Body Information It Desires REGARDING PURCHASE OFTENNESSEEC.&LCO. Senate Requested Information from the Attorney-General; President Instructs Him Not to Reply, and Him-. / self Sends in a Spe? cial Message. WASHINGTON, January d^-Preah, dent Roosevelt to-day lnforme*, tha Senate in no uncartaln terms that ho had glven hls approval to the absorptlon of the Tennessea Coal and Iron Company by the Unlted Statea Steel Corporatlon, and that he had ln struoted Attorney-General Bonaparte not to roapond to the Senate lnauiry as to tho reason for hla falluro to prosecuto the atoel company. The President oonoludea hla mes? sage wlth the statement tliat he doea not concelve it "to be withln the au? thorlty of the Senate to glve dlrec tfons of thls character to the hoad of an executlve department." The message to the Senate Ib ln re sponse to a resoluUon Introduced by Senator Culberson, calling upon, the Attorney-General to atate whether he had brought an actlon against the steel company because of lts acqutsl tlon of the Tennesseo concern, and, 1* not, the reason for non-aotlon. Whlle the resolutlon was not dlrected to President Roosevelt, hls attontlon waa called to lt by Attorney-Genoral Bonaparte. The aieaaage. The Prealdent saya: "As to the transaction in queatton, I was per8onally cogntzant of and re sponslblo for lts every detall. For th. lnformatlon of tho Senate I transmll a copy of a letter sent by me to the Attorney-General on November 4, 1907, as follows: "Tlio Whlte Houso, "Washlngton, Nov. 4. 190V. . "Mv Dear Attorney-General: .Tudga K H." Gary and Mr. H. C. Frlck, on be? half of the Steel Corporatlon, have just called upon me. They state that them Is a certaln buslness flrm (the name ot whlch I have not been told, but whlch ls of real lmportance in New York buslness circles>. which wlll.undoubt edlv fall this week if help Is not glven. Among Its assots are a majority of the securltles of tho Tennesseo Coal Com-. pany. Applicatlon has been urgently mado to the Stoel Corporatlon to ptir chaso thls stock. as the only means of avoldlng a fallure. "Judge Gary and Mr. Frlck informed me tliat as a mero buslness transac? tion thoy do not earo to purchase the stock; that under - ordtnary clrcum stancoa thoy would not conslder pur ohasing tho stock, because but llttle beneflt wlll come to tlio Steel Corpora? tlon from tho purchase; that they ar? aware that tho purchase wlll be used as a handlo for attack upon them, on the ground that they are atrivlng to secure a monopoly of the buslness and provent competltion?not fthat thls would represont what could honestly be sald. but. what mlght recklessly and untruthfully be said. "They lnform me that as a. matter of fact the policy of the company baa been' to decline to acqulre moro than (10 per cent. ot tho steel propertlos. and that thls purposo has beon persevered ln for several years past, wlth the ob Iect of proventing these accusatlons, and as a matter of fact their propor tlo'u of steel propertles has sllghtly de croased, so that lt 13 below this 60 per cent, and the acquialtion of the property )n questlon wlll not ralso lt above 60 por cent. "But they feel that lt is Immensely to their intorcat aa to the interest of every roaponslbla buslness man, to try to provent a panio and general indua trlal smash-up at thia tlme, and that thoy are wllllng to go into thia trans? action, -which they would not other wlse go into, because lt seoma tho oplnlon. of those best fltted to express Judgment ln Now York that lt wlll be an Important faotor ln preventlng a break that mlght be rulnous, and that thls haa boen urged upon them by tho comblnation of tho most responslble bankers in Now York, who are now themselves engaged ln cndeavorlng to savo tho sltuatlon. But they assorted they dld not wlsh to do this lf I stated that lt ought not to be done. I an swerod that whlle of course I could not adviso them to take the actlon pro? posed, I felt it no publlc duty of mlna to intorposo any objectlon. "SInoerely yours, (Signed) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT. "Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Attornoy General.". Scuate Wlthout Authorlty. "After sendlng this letter, I waa ad vlsed orally by tho Attorney-Goneral that. ln hls opinion.no sufilcient ground exlsted for legal proooedlngs against tho' Steel Corporatlon. and that tho sltuatlon had been ln no way changed by ita acqulsitlon ot tho Tonnosseo Coal and Iron Company. "I havo thus glven to tho Senato all tho lnformatlon ln tho possession of tho executlve departments whlch hp pear8 to me to bo matorlal or rolovant on the subject of the resolutlon. T feel bound, however, to add that I haw In struotod tha Attorney-General not to i-espond to that portlon of tho resolu? tlon which ealls for a atatemont ot hla roasons for non-aotlon. "I have dono ao becauso I do not concelve It to bo withln the authorltv of the Sonato to give dlrectlons of this character to the headof an .xecutlvo department, or to demand frosm hlm reasons for hls actlon, Heads of tho executlve dopartmonts are subject to the Constitution and to the laws pussed by the Congress In pursuance of the Constitution and to th* dlrectlon.. of the President of tho Irtiltcd States, but to no. othor dlrectlon whatever. (HlgnodV "TI1EODORKJ ROOStOVKI.T "The White House, Januaw 6. 19U3."