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MOTOR CAR FUNERAL
TO BE HELD HERE TO-DAY
Child to Be Buried in Shockoe Cemetery, Will
Be Escorted to Grave by Mourners
Richmond's first motor ra.r funernl
wlll take plare thls afternoon. The
Innovntlon hna herome an accepted
tnm In somo of Ihe rongosted cltles
Of the North. but Iho lirst funeral In
whlch all tho mourners wlll rlde In
Rutomoblles ls yet to be held here.
The funeral wlll be that of Henry C.
Trout. elevnn months and slxteen days
old, the adoptr-d e-hlld.of Mr. and Mrs.
P. N. Trout, of 403 West Marshali
Street. As it ls the funeral of a
r.hild, no bears*1 will bo necessary, and
the body wlll bo taken to' the cemetery
en the car wlth members of the fam
ily. The funeral servlces wlll take
place at the rooms of the Richmond
Burlal Company, 118 North Seventh
Street, and the chlld wlll be intorred
ST. LUKE'S 10 HAVE
New Annex to Be Erected at
Dr, McGuire's Hos
Work wlll bo hcgun shortly on a
handsome adelitlon to fet. Luke's Hospl?
tal. Wlth tho completion of plans,
whlch are now being prepared by the
well known flrni of nrchltects, Noland
& Baskervlll; contracts wlll be award
?d and tho work wlll proceed. The
new building wlll bo rcady for occu
pancv this fall.
The addltitin wlll cover thc slte now
occupied by the two properties lin
me-diately west of the present hospl?
tal on Grace Street, which wore ac
etulred by Pr. Stuart McGuire seve'ra.1
years ago, and which have slnce been
tised as an annex, and also as a home
for the nurses. The new structure
will correspond in appcarancc to the
old one, and the two will form one
splendld heispital buildlng. The ad
dltion will contaln twenty-four rooms,
together wlth all needcel accommoda
tions and conveniences. A feature wlll
be a sun parlor.
SL Luke's wlll be closed from Au
Kiist 1 to September 20, during whlch
time Dr. McGllire wlll he in Eureipe.
The nurses wlll remove from thelr
present quarters, whlch will be torn
down to make way for the aildition.
into the apartment house. inimedlately
adjaccnt, at 1008 West Graco Street
which property has been acquired bj
St. Luke's Hospltal was foundeel
twenty-five years ago by Dr. Hunlet
McGuire. Since his death some ycarf
ago the hospltal has been continucd as
a private hospltal for the patients ol
Dr- Stuart McGuire, by whom it i;
owned and conelucted. The present
building has been remodelcd sevcra
tlmes, thc last of these Improveincnti
having been made Just a few yeari
ago. However, these quarters have
proved insufflclent to afford aceommo
dations for the patients, and an addl?
tlon has become a necesslty.
YeMiiig Mnu Drlnkn Cnrbollee Add, hul
Declarlng that he was tlred of llvinp
and wanted to end all hls cares, Georpe
D. Cosby, a yoving white man, euiploy
ed in tho Hii-hmond, Fredericksburg
and Potnmar Ruilroad Shops, attempted
\o commlt sulclde yesterday morning
by drlnking half nn ounce of carbollc
He hoards In the house at M00 Wln
der Street. His groans attractod tlio
attentlon of other boardors, and when
they notlced somethlng wrong witli
hlrri they lost no time ln telephoning
for the city ambulance. Dr. Harsh
barger responded, and seeing the man'f
danperous c-omlltion took him to the
Cosby was in a seml-consclous con
dltion, and lt is requlred much work or
the part of Dr. Harshbarger to revivi
him. Hp hnd dilutcd the acld in i
glass of water, and that ls probnbl;
why he was still alive when the don
tor'arrived. lje was not much burneel
Tt was sliftert Jast nlght that ln
?would rerdve-i*. - Cosby's home ls a
? Bello Cross Roads. Loulsa county. IIi
has been ln Richmond somo timo.
jL can't make you do it,
but I can tell you how to
save $2 or $3 shoe money
Buy $6 and $7 Edwin Clapp
>? .* ? " ? *
Oxfords and High Shoes for
Are the finest, best made,
dressiest Men's Shoe. in
America a' thc standard
price of $6.00 and $7.00.
I am not going out of
the Mem's Shoe trade. I
am simply changing shoes
into cash in order to carry
out a plan of extension in
At Seymour Sycle's, 11 West Broad
S5.00 Custom-Made Men's
Shoes, all sorts and
$5.00 and S6.00 odds and ends,
broken sizes, hut all QO ?A
new standard Shoes, ty/CimijXs
11 West Broad
In old Shockoe Cemetery ln a sectlon
bclonglnp tn hls grandmother.
No nirhmond undcrtnkor has as yet
undertukcn lo intrnduco a niotor
hearse, although several types are
now on the market. There are those
like thc old style funeral car, lntonded
only for ca.rrylng the casket, whlle
othor large cars have seats behind for
"the pnllhearers nml mournors. Several
funeral dlrectors predlct that the day
Is not far dlstant when horse-drawn
carrlages for clty funerals wlll be
nbsolete, but all hesltate to make the
Hrts hreak, as the lnnovation would
shock many people, and It would be
long before the conservntlvo become
used to the Idea of being carrled to
the cemetery ln machines.
Broad Street Bank to Occupy
Branch Quarters While
Several chapfrs have been added to
the banking hlstory of Richmond In
the. past month by reason of changes
and mergei's, and now another ls
arlded, tlie Broad Street Bank havlng
purchased the good-Wlll nnd business
of. the branch ot" the Bank of Rich?
mond located on Broad Street. This
means, of course. a conslderable addl
tion to tho business of tho Broad
Already a contract has been glven
out by tho Broad Stroet Bank for a
hanclsome and commorllous now bulld?
lng to be erected on the present site
of that bank at R30 tertst Broad Street.
Thls new home wlll be llttod up with
every modern lmprovement, anrl will
be one of thc most attractive bank?
ing houses ln the clty.
Whlle the new bulldlng Ib ln course
of crectlon, the Broad Streot Bank
wlll movo over to the present locatlon
of the branch of the Bank of Rlch
tnond at 303 East Broad Street. On
Thursday mornlng. July II, the entire
business of the Broad Streot Bank
wlll ho conductcd at thls temporarv
Thc Broad Street Bank wlll tako
charge of the branch bank of thc
Bank of Richmond thls mornlng, and
will he prepared tn extend to Its cus
tomcrs every facllity conslstent with
STOLE FROM GRANDMOTHER
*o Lntter Sncnr-? ln wnrrnnt for Two
Colored Glrln of Netvnort Nevm.
Rosa and Gertrude Ballcy. colored
girls. cightecn and fourteen years old,
I respectively, were arrested yesterday
by Dotcctlvc-Sergeants Balley and
Wiltshlro as f ugltlves from justlcofrom
Nowport Nows. Thev were taken back
Jn the afternoon by bffleer E. C. Madl
-on. of Nowporl News. They are want?
ed there nn a charge of steallng a cart
from their grandmother, whlch charge
ls Interpreted by the pollce stmply a? a
subterfugo to get thft back. They
were brought here bv an aunt, Lucy
Survlvom of Old Plrst Reglment to
Hold HiMinlon on IHiir'.e lluj.
Marklng lho forty-nlnth anniversary
)f the battlo of Bull Ktin, survlvlng
members of the old Flrst Vlrglnla Beg
linent wlll hold thelr annual reunlon nt
Ginter Park on July 18. At thls meet?
ing It is prohable that tlnal actlon wlll
!>e taken wlth reference to the propos
ed monument to the mcniory of tho
lt was at the battle of Bull run that
thi? "Old Flrst" recelved its baptism of
tli-c. Of the l.fino men who went lo
the front about 100 are stlll livlng, and
of these slxty live. ln RIchmond. The
reglment horc the brunt of the flght
at Bull Bun, and was agaln dlstln
cuishecl hy vallent servlce at Gettys
burg. The record of the First is pnrt
nf the hlstory of tho Army of North?
Big preparation Is hclng made foi
tlie cntertalnment of the vlsltors, and
tlie reunlon promises to he a most
' pleasant one.
PLANS FOR NEW
C. eS: O. Awaits Return of Presi?
dent Stevens to Authorizc
CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK
De'tails Being Worked Out for
5. Amalgamation of
Plans for the building of the new
shops of the Chesapeake and Ohlo
Rallway near Richmond have been fin?
ished by tha archlteots employed by
the- road, and walt for the approval
of Presldent George W. Stevens, who
is now ln Europe. It is expected that
l'reslelent Stevens wlll loave Llverpool
on July 30, and wlll arrive ln New
Vork Clty on August 6. He is to saii
on tha steamer Celtic. The company
has recently purchaaed 300 acres ot
laud near Richmond for these shops,
and ever since President Stevens ei
fected thls purchase, he has had a
staff of archltects busy wlth the plans.
The shops wlll be located below Ful?
Conference In New York.
At the ollices of the Chesapeake and
uhlo it was stated that Vlce-Presldent
P. M. Whltaker is expected to return
from New Vork to-day. Mr. Whltaker
and the members of the board of dl?
rectors of tho recently organlzed Ches?
apeake and Ohlo Railroad of Inellana
held a conference on Saturday ln New
York wlth acllng Pre-sldent Decatur
Axtell, of the Chesapeake and Ohlo,
and the flnanclal heads of tho Hawley
system, of whlch the Chesapeake and
Ohlo Is a part. 1
Thc purpoBe of the conference. It Is
understood, was to dlscuss plans for
the Improvement of the C, C. & L., the
recently acrfulred property or the
Chesapeake and Ohlo, whlch is now
known as the Chesapeake and Ohlo
Railroad of Indiana. A. L. Eilett, gen?
eral Western passongcr agent ror the
Chesapeake and Ohlo, who is a mem?
ber of the board of dlrectors of the
Chesapeake and Ohlo nnllroad of In?
diana, returned yesterday arternoon
from the New York conference.
It is understood at. the conference In
New York plans for the development
of tlio Hocking Valley, ajiothor of tho
recently acqulred properties of the
Chesapeake and Ohlo, were dlscussed.
When the affairs of that road havo
been taken out of the courts and lts
purchase by thc Hawley Interesls can
be legally recognized, much work Is
to bo done in physlcally improvlng the
The building of the new shops of
the Chesapeake and Ohlo at Richmond
wlll enlarge the capacity and ablllty
of that roati to provide better eflttlp
ment for Its tralns on the llocklng
Valley and tho Chcsapeako and Ohlo
Railroad of Indiana. lt is a patent
fetct that both those newly acciulred
lines stand in need of better rolling
Upon the roturn of Presldent Ste?
vens from Europe, lt Is expected plans
Wlll be matured to dlssolve the Chos
apeako and Oliio Railroad of Indiana,
the old C, C. & I,., and make that road
merely a dlvlslon of the Chesapeake
and Ohlo Railway, This may not bo
done at once. but lt Is a probabllity of
the near futiire.
MEET ON WATER
Unique Convention to Be Held
by Virginia Press
What mlght almost be termed an
aquatlc convention will be held this
week. when the Vlrglnia Press Asso?
ciation has lts annual session, for a
good part of the time wlll be spent
in crulslng around the coast of the
Old Dominion. The trip wlll be novol
and unusually interestlng.
The meetlng beglns in Richmond on
Tuesday, when a short. business ses?
sion will be held at Murphy's Hotel
at 4 P. M. Governor Mann and Mayoi
Richardson wlll be there to welcome
the newspaper men, and after the
session is over, the members of the
association wlll be taken over the clty
in special cars furnished by the Vir?
ginia Rallway and Power Company.
Euneh wlll be served for them at the
Country Club, and seats wlll be re
served for them al the Aeadcmv ln
the evenlng. Clty officials, the Cham?
ber of Commerce, and local newspaper
men will take a prominent r>art in thc
entertainment of the vlsitors.
The business sesslons of the asso?
ciation will be held whlle the mem?
bers are afioat on the James and Rap
pahannock Rivers and Hampton
Roads. On Wednesday morning, the
members wlll take a steamer for Nor?
folk, reachlng there at 6 P. M., and
spendlng the nlght there or at Ocear
Thursday morning, another wtitei
trip will be taken to Irvington ane:
Rappahannock. and on Frlday Tanglei
Island and Onancock will be vlslted
Tho newspaper men and cltizens o:
Irvington and Onancock are preparint
to glve a hearty receptlon to the as
The attendanre thls year wlll b.
Cnunot Agree ?h to Merita of An<l
Broad Street merchants are muo'
dlvlded over tne merits of the propose
antl showcase ordinance, whlch ha
once been recommended by the Commit
tee on Streets, and whlch was recent
ly rocommltterl by the Council In orde
that interested partles mlght ba glve
a hearlng. Tho measure provldrs fo
the removal of all nhstructlong 0
whatever eharacter back to the pror
erty line on the business sectlons c
Main and Broad Streets A large nutr
ber of Broad Street merchants hav
polnen In a protest, clalmlng that tho:
showcases are a deslrablo way of dl:
playing goods antl a vtiluahle nsset I
thelr business. Jt hns been suggestr
that a compromlse be made, granlln
no showcase permlts which extend mot
than one foot beyond the properi
llne. The measure was drawn by tl
Clty Attorney al tho roriuest of mon
bers of the Street Committee as n
alternate to the petltion of the me
chants ror the wlde-nlng of the sld
i walks of Broad Streot
General Wothcrspnon Commcnrb
Discipline and Order of
DR. SMITH FINDS OLD FRIENDS
Meets Women at Geltysbiirg
Who Were Rescued
After a day of rest the Vlrglnla sol
dlers last nlght were incllned to look
wlth moro favorable oyes upon the
Gettyshurg manoeuvres than whon Just
returned from a tlresome trlp home
Tho hardshlps of the camp and the.
.lourney are fadlng from vlew, whlle
the good physlcal eftect of the hard
work, the novelty of tho experlonco, the
value of tho informntton galnod and
the humorous Incidents of camp llfe
are comlng more promlnently lnto
A leading toplc In connection wlth
the encampment is tho incident of the
conduct of the nogro soldier In threat
enlng Lleutenant Hnrdy and Corporal
Truehart, of Richmond, wlth a pistol,
whlle all woro on duty. Especlally so
ls the actlon of Governor Mann In dls
regarding military usages to gain an
end for what the Virginia soldicrs say
?was plajn justlce, when he requested
General Wotherspoon, tho camp com
mRnrlcr, to order a general court for
the trlal of the accused.
No dlrect Information has been pro
ctirablo from the offlolals ln regard to
this occurrence. it was lhe desiro ol
Governor Mann and Adjutant-Genoral
Sale to give out all tho detalls of tho
affalr to the newspaper mon ln tho
camp, but they were dlfferently adviscd
hy those army omcers who proforrcd to
cllng to the military custom of former
days, whoso flrst rule was that tho
public must know nothlng.
The Governor and thc Adjutant-Gcn
eral, on the other hand, took the posl?
tlon that the papers would flnd out all
about tho matter anyway, and it would
be best to glvo accurate Information,
so as to prevent mlstakes ln detalls
arlsing from the nocesslty of guesslrig
and reasoning from cleductlon as to
Fomiil Old At-qualntanom.
During hls last ride over the old bat
tlclield whlle ln camp, Rev. James
1'ower Smlth, D. D., found two chance
acqualntances of forty-seven years
ago. Dr. Smlth, wlth the otlier mem?
bers of General Ewell. starf. was fed
on the evening of the first day's fight.
by a famlly ln which there were two
young girls. Theli mother, fearlng
for thelr safety, it was deturniined that
they should h? conveyed to the rear of
the lighting zone. which was done by
Dr. Smlth at daybreak the next morn?
ing. The two women, no longer voung
are stlll livlng at Gettysburg, and well
remomberrd the incident.
The camp of ihe Vlrglnla artillery
was very hlghly commendrrl for it's
orderly nnd sanitary conditlon bv both
tho chlef medical officer and the Brlga
dfer-Geheral. Both offlcers said that
lt was the best in camp, Inr-Hiding the
grounds occupied by the United States
Just as he hoarded the traJn for
home Mnjor T. M. Wortham recelved
ino followlng communlcation from Gen?
"M?,ior. _'? M\ Wnrtham, Commandlng
First Battalion, Field Artillery, Vir?
"My Dear. Major Wortham,?Owing
to great pressure of work ln adininls
tor ng the camp and followlng tho ex
erclses, It has not been my good fortune
to see much of your battalion. I
have, however. had trequent reports
from offlcers of my staff and know the
earnest elforts nf you and your offlcers
have marle tn take the fullost advan?
tage of all opportunltles afforded you.
J*"*, 8P1ea}t in the hlghest terms of
tho discipline, order and excellence of
your battalion, anrl l know from what
they say that 1 can hcartlly second
"Ploase conyry i? y0?r offlcers my
high appreclatlon of thelr work.
"I trust I may at some future tima
be agahi associated wlth thls battalion
ln work of this or klndred nature
' very sin<-eroly,
,.-o ? ? "^ W' WOTHERSPOON,
Brlgadier-General. U. S. A., Commanri
JUMPED JUST IN TIME
MiKtt nutherfnonl Vnrronlr Fscnpes In
jiiry ln Uiinnivily Accident.
By her presenco of mlnd in jumplng
when her horse. frlghtener] al the sud
den breaklne nf thc shaft, bolted Mlss
Gwendnlyn Rutherf oorrl, daughter of
Thomas M. ltuthorfoord, of ii? East
Grace Street. probably saved hersolf
from serlous injury Saturdnv afternoon
on Grace Street ln the vlclnitv of Rich?
Mlss Rutherfoord, who ls considered
an expert drlver, escaped just in time
as the seared animal wns stopped only
after the remnval of one wheel and
further dRmage to the tran
Remember the Name
Savings Bank of Richmond.
1117 East Maln Street.
This Is Clever
Cold and Sllver
MONGRAM WATCH FOB
"Made in a minute."
SMITH & WEBSTER, Inc.
612 East Maln.
0 RQOFING TIN
PEARL I. C. ROOFING TIN
On Your Roof.
GORDON METAL CO
14th and Dock Streets,
ls Incensed at Summons Over
Condition of His
HIS HOUSES'FALLING DOWN
They May Be Removed by City
as Menacc to
Johnson Sands, lawyer and real estate
owner ln Richmond, once well known
here! and Mill remembprod. refused to
accept a summons served on hlm Sat?
urday afternoon In Wnshlngton by Po
llcemnn Oordon P. Smlth. who had been
sent there by the authorlties here to
Inqiiire of Mr. Sands why the houso at
2fiOS East Franklln Street and the
houses at 407 and -|09 Market Space
should not be razed on account of thelr
dangerously dllapldated condltlon.
The bulldlngs had heen condernned by
Building Inspectbr Beck because of
thelr condltlon and ihe constant men
ace they afforded to passers-by. But
before they could be torn down. sum?
mons, whlch ls also ln the way of a
notlce, had flrst to be served on the
owner. Accordlngly Pollcemajt Smlth
was dispatclied to Washlngton Saturday
morning, armed with the nccessary pa
The ofilcor returned early yesterday
morning. From his account of thc
meetlng wlth tho aged lawyer, for Mr
Sands has reached lnto the allottcd
three score and ten, hls reee-ptlon wns
not. cordlal. In fact, Mr. Sands was
much put out nnd appeared to rosenl
the oftlcer's vlslt as an intruslon, when
the latter, arrnmpanled by Offirer Day.
from the Washlngton hcadriuarters,
called upon hlm ln hls resldence at
M15 Nlnth Street. Northwest;
Summeina ln Served,
When the two men knocked on the
door they were answered by Mr. Sanels'a
brother. They inctulred lf Johnson
Sands were within, and, on receivlng
an afftrmatlve reply, coughed dollcately
and askod lf ho could be seen for a
"Say Mr. Day wants to see hlm."
they saitl. The nrother called upatalre.
and the former Richmond attorney
shouted down that thoy were to be
sent up. They wero not long ln ac
eiuatnti'ng hlm wlth the nature of thelr
"I'm a lawyer." yellcd Mr. Sands,
"and you don't know what you aro
talklng about." He was e!i3posed to
become very excltcd.
"You've got no business here. Get
out! I eiont' want to hear what you've
got to say, and I won't talk to you.
But they Bucceeded in letting tho
irate man know wbat was wrlt by
hand of law on the document Pollce
man Smlth carrled wlth him, and, as
lt seems, lt doesn't matter very much
whether Mr. Sands heeded them or
j not. He has been properly served with
the summons, and, ln effect, notllled
I that the houses mentioned will be
I torn down in time unless he tears them
| down hlmself or has them repaired.
Should ho not appear, then the clty
of Richmond, through Building Inspec
tor Beck and Justlco Crutchfleld, can
proceed against hlm, and, as happened
once before, when several houses on
East Main Street wero torn down by
the city, the houses In thls instance
can also bo razed, and in their place
Mr. Sands will have only vacant lols.
Richmond Delegation Off for
Meeting of Grand
Two cars full of happy, smillpg Elks
left the clty yesterday bound f?..r De
troit, where the session of the Grand
l.odge of Elks Is to be hold this week.
beglnning Tuesday. The Richmond
delegation is unusually representatlve,
and those who are in a position to
know say that they will take a lead
ing part ln the dellberations of the
The routo taken was over the Ches?
apeake and Ohio. H. B. Cullen, trav
eling passenger agent of that road,
accompanled Uie party. The special'
cars left at 2 o'clock yesterday after?
It wlll be a week before the party
returns, as tha Grand Lodge will be in
session for several days. There aro
to be many festivitles. connected wlth
thls meetlng, and all who went were
more than confident of having a
bully good time, dosplte the hot
weathor. The Elks are noted for thelr
ahillty to enjoy llfe, and they will show
thls rjualily In Detroit. no doubt.
Those who left yesterday from Rich?
mond were S. S. Ros/mdorf, Mr. and
Mrs. M. A. Barnett, Frank Eevy. Robert
Walte, Mr. Chisholm. ofCloville; Ben
Metzger. Ben Norman, Chrls. Evensen,
Dr, Hinehrnan, H. n. Osterhind. wlth
two guests, Thomas Boudnr, Henry
Crimmell, H. B. Cullen, T. R. A. Burke,
Max Llndner, Frank Mlller. Leon
Clarke, C. A. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Barnett, W. A. Kenshal, Harry Latham,
Koyall Fendley and Rnssoll Fitzgerald.
MANY NEW B00KS
Itonemary I.ibrary Addlng to Its Stoek
of Up-to-Dote Llterature.
The Rosemary Publir, Lihrary has
received the follo.wlng new hooka
within the past two weeks:
"Vlrglnla's Attitude Toward Slavery
and Seeessloh," B. B. Munford. *
"Famous Women of Florenco," B,
"The Holv Roman Empire," Jas
"Orthodoxy and Heretlcs," G. K.
"Old WIves' Tale," Arnold Bennett.
, "Optlons and Strlctlv Business," O.
"The Florentlno Frame," Ely Roh
"When a Man Marries," M. R. Rlne
hart. \ _ .
!!Ton?"Bunsay." H. G. Wells. ~"
, A Modern Chronlcle." W. Churchlll.
iredftstlned: a Novel of New York
..'^ bv.s p- Whitmari.
By - Rlght of Purchase." Harnld
w,."T?hc: ,iIo)!s" of Whisporlng Pinos,"'
oy a. k Green
??Tt'lt, R"Ra?,y.""P. U Barclay.
??' 't,8 ^orl<o"," H- D Eloyd.
George. r R?PuWo.'! W. R.
phr^Ward^"' ?nnisW Mrs. Ht.m
a ,r!9ye l'0,l?e to Meel.
Lodge, No. 51, Ancinnt, Free and Ac
cep ed Masons. wli, bo 'nel(, ?, '\? *?.
sonlc Temple to-nlght at T.-30 rVviork
Members of sister IcXps BJ , t-"?I?*.
brethren are Irwitedi to bem?eaent Th"
work. wlll b? in tho second' degree.
Beginning This Morning
OUR FINEST SUITS AT
Townsend-Grace & Company's sample
Straws at $1.65. Hats worth up to $4.00.
Both sales offer exceptional values.
PULPIT YELLOW AS
PRESS, SAYS RAMSAY
The Two Walk Hand in Hand as Ministering
Angels or "Blistering Demons?Country Suf
fering From Scourge of Mad Sensa
tionalism, Says Preacher.
Having as hls subject, "Tho Ftilplt.
the Pross and Senaationallsm," Rev.
Davtd M, Ttamsay, D. D., pastor of tho
Grace Street Baptlst Church, last nlght
dollvored ono of thn most strlklng aer
mons heard ln Richmond In somo tlme.
Desplte the depreaalng condltion of
tho i-tmosphere the Httendiincn t*? the
service was large, tho church being
Thn pastor doplored tho modern ten
dency ot the pross toward senFatlon
allsm. At the Bame timo he declared
that whlle it is true that there ls
a yollow Journallsm, It Is also true
that the.re is a yellow pulplt. "Damna.
ble business" ls the term applied to
prlze-fighttng by Dr. Ramsay, whon he
referred to the affuir at Reno on In
dcpendonce Day. He stated tho be
llef that the tlmo ls comlng when
thero wlll not bo a .vpot In the country
where prfzo-fltclits will he allowed. Tho
entire dlscourso was ituerspersed wlth
I norlll-.li Intrrexl In Hnre.
Dr. Ramsay took for hls text tho
second verse of the socond chaptor of
raul's flrst letter to tho Corlnthlans:
"for 1 'determlm-d not to know any?
thlng mnong you. savo Jesus Chrlst
and Hlm crucilled."
The pastor opened hls remarks by
e.xplainlB" the lesson laid down by
Paul. "Tho prlnclple stated ln thls
toxl by the apostle Is a very large
one. When we pass from the words
to the prlnciple wo flnd lt to be of
far-rcaching linport. The princlple of
the cross is one of unselflsh Interest
In ay thc hlghest weal of our raco for
all worlds. Lot us stand noar tho
cross to dlscuss a popular subject.
"Truly, there is nothlng narrow ln
the apostle's method, for he was the
wldost of men. No tnan over came so
near boxlng the whole compass of
truth as did he. 'All races, of all ages
for two goorl worlds,' was his motto.
Now tho way whlch ho declded to bo
best was to adopt the prlnclple of tho
cross, and hero In my text he states
hls conclusions in never to bo forgot?
TuntclcNS aml IVrinlmlilr.
, "It is an unworldly concluslon. Tho
present ls put aslde for tho futurc
good: the temporal tor the eternal, and
the vislble rnwurd for the Invlsthle.
But he thought the thlng through and
took hls stand. The great prlnclple of
tho cross shall dominate above all.
Above tho dln of earthly volces ho
heard the eternal call; hlgher than
all present success stood the claims of
the lnvisible world; far away from tho
present crowd ho saw the beckonlng
handa of the multitude clotheel in
white. Tho temptation to ylold to
popular and teniporary demands ls Just
as great to-day for each of us in
public life as it waa for Paul at Cor
lnth. The scnsational book. the sen
sational newspaper, tho sensational
polltlcian, the sensational pulplt have
their frult grown on low llmbs and
It ripens early, but liko all other forced
frult it Is ta.steless and perishable.
"To-day in our Amorlca tons ot
thousands of men and women aro
palned and distressed by the evident
revaraion to barbarlsm as exhiblted tn
our national dtsgrace, lhe recent prize
light. We shall he reaping bitter fruit
from that sowlng for years to come.
SuJTerl-B From Hot Box,
"Our troublo Is that wc aro sulfer
ing from a scourgc of mad sensa
tlonalism due to our overwrought ner
vous condltion. We must be movlng;
wo cannot ridc fast enough or fly hlgh
enough. We are sufferlng from a 'hot
box' as indlvlriuals and as a nation.
AVhat is to be done to relieve the slt?
"Business men should not go so
fast. Our homes should gunrd wlth a
saerea vlgllance the life of the chil?
dren, and the colleges and schools
have no small part in tho Horculean
task. But the main burden lles upon
the shoulders of two of our Institu?
tions. namely, the pulplt and the press.
Hand in hand they are walklrjg down
the eeaturies either as ministering an
gels or else as demons wrTose bfeatn
ls bllsterlng the soul of youth. Rather
let thelr influence bo as a gentle
zephyr fanning the cheeks of age and
Dr. Ramsay went on to defina the
three great prlnclples that must grulde
in the great task of devoloping men,
women and chlldren of this age.
"Flrst," he said, "as teachers, the
pross and public must be in close
sympathetlc touch wlth the age in
which we live. In -wrlting and speak
ing they must dellver a message for
our own tlmes and a gospel for our
Must Lead Public Oplulon.
"Second, tho'pulplt and tha press as
public teachers must recognlze their
proper work. W?- have beqn trylng to
show- how'wo rnust Identlfy ourselves
with'the people. wlth whom we live
and labor. Now comes the q,uestiori ot
oor alm. Is lt-. merely to pl.ease and
entertaln? Shall public sentiment leaa
us and make irs the mere creatures of
tho unreasonlng jnibll'e? **'
"The an3wer to thls questlon is of
prlme Importance. To those who hold
hlgh views of the mlsslons of the
press and pulplt lt. seems to' me that
there ls hut one answer; namely, that
they must lead in shaping public. opln?
lon and in creatlng public sentiment.
That" most eftectually answera the po?
sltlon taken by news_papbr men foi
glvlng us most; objectlonablo matter
They say thoy 'give ./what the iiublu
wants. And hore tho roadlng public
must take Its shar.o of tho blame
Alas! how eagerly did tho public drlnlt
ln all that the newsnapors'fcave _8 ol
the recent prlse flghf in that Westorr
town. It is said that ln our own ?cltj
there gathered at the bas,eball _>arls or
the evenlng o't the Fourth many of our
Bentlment-maklng citizens, and It a
said that there were mlnlsters among
them. The object must have been to
get the details of the flght between
black brute and the whlte hrute In
Nevada. But in many cases thn dally
paprrs have ereated* a taate for this
most unwholesorno readlng. Thc pub?
lic fattena on what its feeds upon.
IM-re-Kiinl r.t (,olden Rules
"One of the most patherlr violatlonsi
of tho prlnciples under dlscusslon on
the part of many newspapars Is their
uttnr dlsregard of the golden rule ir?
deal Ing with famlly sorrows. Here ta
a boy In hls aelolescenc? brlonslng tfi
one of tho best and most correct fam
lllcs in the South, who goea wrong.
A few years would brlng hlm around,
wlth'sympathetlc help It Is a sorrow
ful time for all concerned. But th*
matter la dished out dally in th" rnnsc
sensatlonal way wlth headllnos anrl
sulklng pictures of the lad.
"There should be a great-hearted
mother on the Maff of our big dallles.
'Evil Is wrouKht for the want ofj
thought. ns well as the lack of h'-art
The men connected with our leadlng
secular journal* are In the main hlgh
men. "Why can they not come to sorne
better understanding of whRt good
Journalism is? I predlct such a resulr;
ln Ihe not dlstant futuro. Am I too
Tbr Yellow IMilplt.
"Now in all falrness let lt bp saldD
that there ls a slmllar demand upoiv
the pulplt for the creatlon and maln
tenance of hlgh standards of goo?f
preachlng. To bo sure, all falr-mlnd?<l
people wlll cheerfully admlt that ib?ra
are tlmes when public evll.s ln clvic anel
social life must be rebuked. Then let
courageous men be pralsnd for thelr
public lnterest But lt must be remem
bered that thero Is such a thlng as the?
?yellow pulplt,' as well B-a 'yellow jour?
nalism.' It should he the rrnclal tesV
of a serinon that lt poscesses power by
appeul to the consclence to llft men and
women to hlgher thlngs. Just as llter
aturo is common experlence t-ifteet
through uncommon mlnds so thst it
has become pcrmanent in lts beauty
and potency for good, so should th?
serinon. hy taking the common expe
rlcnces of llfe, elevate and inspire.
Thls can bo dono by flashes of light
rather than by sensatlonal rccitals.
Why should a man say In the pulplt
before a mixed crowd of young men
and women what any gentleman wouhl
not say to a group of young people In
hiH parlor. where hls own daughter ia,
present? Here, as in journalism. wa,
must not yielel to the temptatlon to glv?
what the people, or what some part of
them, want. but rather what they need;
not what will please, but what will:
Muat Have Love 'or Huninnlry.
In closing. Dr. Ramsay sald:
"To reach a consummatlon so d?j
voutly to be wlshed for, it is abso?
lutely npcessary that we buttress our
selves on the etornal princlple of
rlfrhteousness, which alone can rule ln
such matters. To lay down a mere
oplnlon would be of no avail. The
text as I ~oncolvn holds the univer
sal princlple of the cross. the doml
nant forco ln the llfe of Jesus. Paul'a
way of stating hls own concluslons
is: "I resolve to know nothing among
you save Jesus Chrlst and Hlm cruci
fled,' ls it not thls: My life shall he>
regulated hy an unselfish love fe>r thes
present and eternal welfare of my fel
low man? That wlll hold as well for
an cditor as for a preacher.
FIGHT DISGUSTED HIM
Dr. McDaniel Says Acoouutu of Jeffrles
.lohnsou noiit Were Horrlble.
Another sermon was de-llvered last
night at th0 Flrst Baptlst Church by
Rev. George W, McDanlel, D. D., in
his series on moral conditions in Rich?
mond and the remodies therefor. Hls
subject was the necesslty of having
a rlght heme atmosphere for the chlld,
and he urged that dacadance of parental
authorlty should be arrested and. tha
respostbility for the ohild not
transferred to the law, the church, or
the school. He asserted that more
attehtion should be paid to eugenics,
nnd dlscussed various phases of race
Saylng that he had read a number
of papcrs of the date of July 5, he de?
clared that the reports of the Jeftries
Johnson prize flght "disgusted" him.
and that the flght was "horrlble."
Tie Counctl Committee on Flnance
wlll meet this afternoon at 5 o'clock
in regular session. The Committee
on Electricity meets to-nlght at S
o'clock. The Board of Aldermen is
bcheduled for to-morrow night at 8
o'clock, and the Common Council for
Thursday night at tho same hour.
Lost Vuliiahle Sklrt.
Heywood Hagan, colored, was arrest?
ed yesterday on a charge ot stealing ai\
$18 sklrt from Agatha Wlley. Agatha
Wlley was much disturbed over the
loss of hor linprerie, and lost no time,
ln'acriuainting the pollce with her losa
and her sorrow. ,So, they, armeei wlth
a warrant, went out and arrested Hey?