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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
pSMxh^cb,?. ROANOKE, VA., THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1896
TOXI. ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS
?-rz__ _M,.,,,,,,?^M,>ml>?,?_ _ 7_ THE NEWS OF THE WOKLlJ?
PTBB WE ATI! EH.
lonnit for Virginiat Fair; wtrmer
la southern portion; sontbwcraterly
Bfjo't Go it B?nfl i
Oar experience is worth
money to yon. You get full
value when having us attend
to your root aaendlng.
Hoanokv fiooOng and letal Cornice Go.,
Oommnroe 8t. Ml Franklin Botd.
J. B. OOtililNQWOOD, - - Manager.
Every 25c pnrCiaco at our store entKies you to
ose chai.ee for the Hundred Dollar Cleveland
Ulcyele now on exhibition in our window.
To sccommodate smaller purchases than 2Sc
vo have issued a ticket so that every nickel
counts towarde a chance.
Untwine; July 1st.
109 Jefferson Street.
1ST" This wheel bought from and guaranteed
by the Koanokc Cycle Co., who will exchange tt
tor a ladles blcycfo it deelred.
WB DON'T FOHOBT YOU AFTBK WB
issue your policy In the "mad rnsh" to
gatoer In a great army of policy holders. Our
old Hanta Claus remembers yon every year In the
way of Increasing dividends.
See following dividends paid at end of five
years on Limited Patjixnt Terminal Endow
mrnt policies, which ><rc In excess of 7 per cent,
compound Interest on the premium paid:
Nahe. I Addrcf?. lAm't [Prem I Dlv.
J. L. Hobertson Klchmond.Va ?5,000 18s 7S 210 11
J. H. W. i'eploe Hlchmond.Va 1,0031 28 81 85 91
K. W. Hoby.... Charlofavllle. 1.0001 81 80 8M ;?9
Dr. A. L. Wolfe Shenandosh. I B.'WO 181 M W.) 02
The Oid Hellablo Allna publishe b the results of
Its policies; it is proud of them.
oeo. Ii. hart. Agent,
Boom No. SCO, Terry Building,
'Phone 100. KOANOKE, VA.
Are more practical every day,
and every day there are more
Tablets used?more people fiud
what patience and time-Bavers
they arc. There are Tablets
made of all conceivable papers,
for the fastidious and Iba care
lees, the traveler and the stay
at-home. 5c for tho medium
grade and 10c for the linen, and
up and up.
IO Can;nlit'll St.
fSy* Our store closes at 8 p. ex?
Sterling, Springfield, Columbus
SHE BICYCLES. *HBM.
- 80ld by -
EVEHY LIPYJH TOWN
Shonld hsve one of the beautiful
COUCHES that wo are offering for
you would be astonished to see the
lovely Damask and Plash
That we are offering at the lowprloe of
$25 and $30.
If you wish a large stock of
To select from, call and sec us.
We have one of the largest lines of
Refrigerators and Ice Chests
In toe city. Call and see them.
It yon with to keep your rooms cool, call
and select one of our beautiful
One of the nicest lines of
White Enameled Iron Beds
Ever shown in Boanoke can
he found at
The E. H. Stewart Furniture Co.
GUESS YTBB NUMBER OF BEANS
AND PEAS IN TBE JAB IN OUK
WINDOW AND OBT ?20.00 IN GOLD.
WITH EVEHY PURCHASE WE GIVE
YOU A CHECK. WHICH WE PRINT
WHILE YOU WAIT. IT ONLY TAKES
% A MOMENT, AND THE CHECK UA8
VALUE. SAVE THEM, AND WHEN
THEY AMOUNT TO A DOLjUAR YOU
ARE INV1TBD TO COME AND GUESS.
TUE HAVING OF MOKE CHECKS
MEANS MOIlK GUESSES.
H. C. BARNES,
"HB PUTS UP PRESCRIPTIONS."
FBOH TBE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Proceedings of the Senate and
The Former Will Vote on the) Bond in?
vestigation Resolution at 4 p. m. To
day?Senator BUI Followed Bla ob?
structive Taetlca for Some) Time?The
Bona? Votes to Adjourn May 18?Pen?
sion Bills Considered.
w a suing Tom, May 6.?The final vote
on the resolution for an investigation
of recent bond Issues will be taken In
the 8enate at 4 p. m. to-morrow, and
from test votes it will undoubtedly
The voting came after Mr. Hill had
added another lively instalment to his
speech, Including a sharp criticism of
Mr. Pettlgrew and a personal exchange
with Mr. Woloott, when the latter tried
to call Mr. Hill to order.
The intimation of a revival of the
Cuban questioned waa presented when
Mr. Morgan moved to refer to the com?
mittee on foreign relations a resolution
be Introduced some time since for the
recognition of the belligerency of the
"I believe the time has arrived," pro
cseded Mr. Morgan, "when in sheer
justice to our own people, without
reference to its effects on the Cuhana,
that we should deolaro that a state of
war exists there. I do not believe Con
grcss can afford to adjourn leaving this
question in its present state before the
The resolution wa9 referred in ac?
cordance with Mr. Morgan's request.
At 2 o'clook the bond resolution waa
taken up, Mr Hill taking the floor to
continue bis speech.
One statement read by the clerk at
Mr. Hill's request was bitter and per?
sonally critical of Mr. Pettigraw, de?
claring that he bad "humiliated" him?
self, agreeing to give up his silver views
in order to get at the foot of the dele?
gation of the national convention. At
thiB point Mr. Wolcott rose and mado a
point of order against the further read?
ing of those extracts.
"It is contrary to every canon of de?
cency and good taste," declared Mr.
Wolcott hotly, "to read an irresponsible
newspaper article personally slandering
a mombor of thiB body. If It must be
rotd let the Senator read it himself."
"In answer to the unnecessary and
entirely unbecoming statement of the
Senator from Colorado," responded Mr.
Ulli, addrosslng Mr. Wolcott, "let me
tell him thct on yesterday the Senator
from South Dakota (Pltttgrew) read a
newspaper article- bitterly slanderous
and abusive of the President of the
United States and the Secretary of the
Treasury, and Buch articles can be read
without retaliation in kind."
Mr. Hill resumed his speech, but it
soon became evident that tho Senate
would be without a quorum an hour
later when the vote was to be taken.
Mr. Harris proposed that Mr. Hill have
an hour to-morrow with a final vote
at 4 p. m. There was unanimous agree*
ment to this, and at G o'clock, after a
short executive session, the Sentte ad?
When tho Houbb met to-day It was
with the prospect of a continuous ses?
sion for twenty-four hours. The special
order adopted yesterday Bet aside to?
day and Wednesday, the 13tb, for the
oonnlderatien of private pension .bills,
with a limitation of ten minutes on
Immediately after the reading of the
journal Mr. Dlngley, chairman of the
ways and means committee, sprang a
surprise on the Houbb. On behalf of the
committee of which he was chairman
and by their direction he offered for im?
mediate) action a joint resolution au
DR. CMS. G. CANNADAY,
- SPECIALIST. ?
NERVOCS DISEASES, DISEASES OP
WOMtkX AND SURGERY.
( U2% Jefferson St. Honrs 9 to 10 a. m..
Offices: -! 3 to 5 p. m.; and 121 Eighth avo. e. w.,
( from 12 to 2 p. m. 'Phones 235 and 249.
Accommodations tor patients at Rebekah
DR. ALBERT A. CANNADAY,
PRACTICE LIMITED TO
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Rose, Throat.
Eyes Examined and Glasses Fitted.
Office corner Salem avenue and Jefferson street,
Over VanLear Bros'. Drug Store.
9*Office 'Phono 46. Residence No. 403 Church
street, 'phone 245.
tor business, or personal use, only the best
quality ot paper should be good enough.
Yon wouldn't call on your friends In a
slouchyold wrapper or suit, and yet, when
you send them a letter written with poor Ink
and pen, on paner stamped "'cheap" all over,
you're doing the same thing. That doesn't
mean that you mngt pay a high price. There's
stationery and stationery, you know. Come
and look at ours.
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
104 8. JEFFERSON ST.
thorlzlng the president of the Senate
and the speaker of the House to termi?
nate the first session of the Fifty-fourth
?Congress at 8 o'clock on Monday. May
The report on the contested election
of Thompson vs. Shaw from the Third
North Carolina district, which was
unanimous In favor of the sitting mem?
ber, was adopted.
Then, at 12:25 p. m., under the order
yesterday,the Houae went into commit?
tee of the whole and proceeded to the
consideration of private pension bills on
the calendar, after which the House ad?
journed. _ j
GBAMD LOUOK OF PVTBIAN8.
Officers For the Knsnlng Tear Klootod.
Richmond Nest Meeting Place.
Danville, Va., May 6.?The Grand
Lodge of Pytbiane, in session here to?
day, received a telegram from the Qrand
Lodge of Indiana, in seaslon at Lebanon,
eaying: "Forty thousand Hoosier
Knights extend congratulations to the
grand;domain of Virginia." A fraternal
reply was wired.
Reports from the Uniform Rank by
General D. J. Turner showa thatbranoh
of the order in a most flourishing con?
dition. Mob t of the morning was spent!
In tho discussion of a proposition to
create a grand lodge tribune to hear and
decide all questions arising within the
The proposition to establish a grand
lodge tribunal to decide all questions
arising in the order, was defeated. The
election of cffioera for the ensuing year
resulted as follows: \
Grand chancellor, Harry Wooding,
Danville, grand vice-chancellor, Harry
M. Darnall, Roanoke.
Grand prelate, W. T. Llthgow, Man
cheater (seventeenth election).
Grand keeper of records and seal, Wal?
ter A- EdwardB, Norfolk.
Grand master of exchequer, T. L.
Grand master-at-arms, Hon. M, L,
Grand inner guard, Col. Robert Cat
Grand outer guard, C. T, Bland
The principal contest waa over the
laat office, there being tour Candida'is.
The date of the grand lodge meeting
was changed from tho first Tuesday In
May to tho fourth Thursday in Feb?
ruary of each year. The grand lodge
aft3r passing the usual r solutions of
thanks adjourned to meet on date
named at Richmond next year.
A FAVORABLE REPORT.
Richmond College Will Get 825,000 From
Washington, May C.?Representative
Cooper, of Texas, from the committee
on war claims, to day submitted a favor?
able report on a bill for the relief of
Richmond (Va ) College. .
The measare provides for tho pay
mont of 825,000 to Richmond College to
reimburse it for the occupation of its
buildlngB and grounds by United States
troops and for injury to the premises
and the destruction of scientific ap
paratus, libraries, etc.
It Is well proven, the report says,
that tbe damage was sustained within
a period of eight months, after April 1,
1865, during which time the entire
property of Bald college 'was occupied
and used by Federal troops.
D?lmes Will Rocetve the Extreme Penalty
of the Law To-day.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 6.?H. H.
flolmeo, who will to-morrow morning
pay the penalty for his many jcrlmes,
passed bis last day on earth unevent?
fully. Whatever may have been his
meditations tbey were aocompanled by
the clatter of the hammers on the scaf?
fold, which was being erected a few
yards from his cell.
In the afternoon tho condemned man
received a visit from his attorney and it
Is said that a will was drawn up. It is
said that Holmes will make a final state?
ment from the gallows In the form of a
confession and an expression of his
penitence. Everything Is in readiness
for the execution, which will occur
shortly after 10 o'clock.
A SWEEPING ORDER.
Nearly Thirty Thonland Government Em?
ploy SS Brought Under Olvll Service Ruler.
Washington, May 6.?Almost thirty
thousand Government employes were
brought under the protection of tbe civil
service to-day by tbe issuance of an ex?
ecutive order by President Cleveland.
The order is the most Important since
the Inauguration of the system more
than decade ago, It takes effect im?
Its practical extent is the classifica?
tion of all Government employes below
the rank of those subjeot to nomination
by the President. The new rules add
20,300 positions to the classified list.
Composed of Progressive and Enterprising
The Hobble Piano Co., as now or?
ganized, is composed of some of our
most progressive and enterprising
young business men, and with the ele?
gant line of pianos and organs they
represent and ample capital, must be a
success from the beginning. D. Webster
Meadows has charge of tho city trade.
Tennessee Democrats For Sliver.
Nashville, Tenn., May 6.?The
Democratic convention of Tennessee to
nominate circuit judges was in session
but seven minutes. The incumbents,
Judges S F. Watson, of Sumner; M. M.
Nelll, of Gibson, and R. M. Barton, of
Hamilton, were renomlnated. Great
Interest centers in the gubernatorial
convention to-morrow. There is little
doubt but that ex- Governor Robert L.
Taylor will be nominated, and that the
convention will deolare for silver.
Wants to he Mayor.
Charlottesvillb, Va., May 6 ?Capt.
J. H. Rives, Republican, has announced
himself a oandidate for mayor at the
election this month.
The United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.
ANNUM. MEETINGS YESTERDAY
The Old Directors of the Various
Philadelphia Capitalists Hare-An In?
dustrial Article Showing the Present
Healthy Financial Condition of the
City and the Amount of Money Dis?
tributed Monthly by the Various In
- atltutlons? But Few Idle People.
The annual meeting! of the stock?
holders of the Norfolk and Western
railroad and more than a dozen other"
allied corporations were held here yes?
terday. These annual meetings always
bring a number of capitalists from othor
oltles here. Among those in attendance
were: Jos. I. Doran, C. H. Olark, J. H.
Dlngee, Won. B. Campbell, Logan M.
Bullltt, A. J. Hemphlll and H. B. Ger?
hard, of Philadelphia; Jas. S. Browning,
Pooahontas; B. C. Bath and W. A.
James, of Petersburg; Sam'l. A. Crozer
and Francis B. Weston, of Upland, Pa.
F. J. Kimball was detalnod at home on
account of sickness.
In connection with the annual meet?
ings of the various enterprises The
Times has taken the pains to gathejr
some interesting data canoernlng thtS
various industrial establishments of the
city, which will doubtless be read with
much Interest. Tne information *>ivon
shows tbat Roanoke Is In a healthy
financial condition and Is In a fair way
to recover from the effects of the rooent
Stringency of monetary affairs In the
The Norfolk and Western railroad,
with Its 10,000 employes, has a monthly
pay roll of 3*50,000. Of this the Ma?
chine Works, of this city, employs 1,260
men with an average monthly pay roll
of about 861,000. The general offices
give employment to 420 men, and the
pay roil runs up to 835,000 each month.
The yard employes of the road num
bor about 300, and 'receive each month
in wages from S10.000 to 812,000, making
a total of about $107,000 paid each
month to the employes of the Machine
Works, the general offices and the yard
men In this city.
Stone Printing Company?This is,
perhaps, the largest establishment of
the kind In the State, employing fifty
four hands constantly. They have also
recently placed considerable labor
saving machinery In their establish?
ment. They do a greater variety of
commercial work than any similar house
in Virginia. They are now doubling
lholr plant by the erection of a new
building tho same size as the old one.
It 1b believed that there is no other town
lu tho South that sends so little work
of this character away from home as
Roanoke. It seems that the pooplo ap?
preciate the facilities offered by tho
Stone Printing Company and patronizs
homo Industry. This establishment
The Crczor Iron Company employes
at the two furnaces 2S0 men with a pay?
roll of about 38,000 per month, and at
their coal and Iron mines 450 men are
employed, making a total pay-roll of
something near 321,000 monthly.
The West Bnd furnace employes 130
men with a monthly pay-roll of St,000.
Tho monthly output of pig Iron Is 3,600
tons. The above facts go to show that
the iron industries In the city are In a
healthy condition and are doing much
toward upbuilding the city.
The wholesale grooory homos in the
city employ about 60 men and pay out
about 84,000 monthly In wages. The
firm of Huff, Andrews A Thomas havo
21 men on their pay-rolls, besides two
members of the firm. Their Individual
pay-roll is estimated at 31,500 per
month. This firm Is also doing a whole?
sale business in Bluefiold with 15 men
on their pay-roll.
The Roanoke Roofing and Metal Cor?
nice Company, which does galvanlz d
Iron cornice work, tin and slate roofing,
employs from ten to twenty skilled
workmen, with a monthly payroll es?
timated at from 8600 to 81,000 per
The Roanoke Chemical Company,
which makes a specialty of the manu?
facture of baking powder, employs
from 12 to 15 hands
Hammond Printing Works?This es?
tablishment does book-binding and
general commercial printing, and give
constant employment to 12 men. Pay
ments are made weekly.
Postoffioe?The city postoffice em?
ploys fourteen clerks "and carriers,
with a monthly pay-roll of about
Central Manufacturing Company?
This establishment, which does a gen?
eral lumber business, as well as tbe
manufacture of wood work of every de?
scription, works 30 men.
Roanoke Times?This paper gives
employment to 29 people, with an ex?
pense account of about 31,400 monthly.
Evening World?Gives employment
to about twenty people In all.
Hotel Roanoke?This famous hostelry
In order to run the various departments
employ fifty men and women.
The Ponce de Leon?Tnis hotel gives
constant employment to 43 people and
cannot be satisfactorily run with less.
The St. James?This hotel while not
quite so pretentious as tbe others, gives
constant employment to 20 people.
The schools?Tbe city maintains five
white sohools with 32 teachers, and two
colored schools with nine teachers.
More than 3.000 children are enrolled
and the monthly pay roll exceeds 82,000.
Bonssok Bros., manufacturers of
Ijurgest Stock lit the City*
Guitars, Mandolins, Music, &c.
RICHMOND MUSIC CO.
C. T. .!KNNIXGS, Manager,
custom clothing, have, including
agents traveling and resident, employes
at the mill and at tho house, 110 people
constantly employed, with a monthly
pay-roll of nearly $5,000.
The Boaaoka Street Hallway and
Electric Light Company employ 50 men
and pay monthly to their employes 82,
Among the various dry goods estab?
lishments in the city those o( Heiroal*
mua & Brugh, with 16 employes; Watt,
Rottew A Clay, with 19, and Rosen?
baum Brothers, with 12, pay monthly
to olerks la salaries about 81,300.
It is estimated then that in the
various retail establishments in the
oily,including other dry goods estab?
lishments than those named, shoe
houses, clothing and gents' furnishing
Shouses, grocery stores, music houses
and the many other branches of mer?
chandise not named and olerks and
secretaries in offices, that fully 1,000
people are em ployed at combined sala?
ries estimated at from 830,000 to 835,000
This means that something near
S300,p00 Is paid out monthly in this town
Our people are in a thriving condition,
but few are idle and that is caused gen?
erally by an indisposition to work. It
1' not believed that so much of the
roonoy received by the laborera here la
going out of tho city to building and
oan associations aa in former years.
/The merchants, while they are getting
a large share of it, claim that their
patronage Is not so great as it has been
in years gone by.
The truth of the matter is that the
people have learned to eoonomlzo. Tbey
dn with leas and when the bills are paid
after receiving their wages, the balance
of the money Is laid aside for a rainy
day. A few more months will see the
majority of people in this city who were
compelled to go in debt during thepanlo
entirely paid out.
On the whole the condition of the
city is thoroughly healthy from a
monetary standpoint, and It is only a
question of a little time when she will
have stemmed the tide of depression
which has hung so heavily over her
for the past few years.
The Annual Elections.
The stockholders of the Norfolk and
Western Railroad Company met at 10
o'clock in Vice-President and General
Manager Sands'office. A large major?
ity of the stock was represented
and Colonel William Lamb pre?
sided. Tho annual report was
read and approved, and the follow?
ing directors eleoted: F. J. Klmball,
Joseph I. Doran, Richard S. Brosk,
Samuel A Crczsr, A. J. Dull, U. L.
Boyce, Walter B. Taylor, Henry
Whelen, Jr., Harry F. West, H. S.
Trout, Harold M. Sill, William B Camp?
bell and Clarence H. Clark.
The Roanoke Machlno Works eleoted
the following directors: F. J. Klmball,
C. H Clark, Joseph I. Doran, W. C. Bul
Utt, Joseph H. Sands, W. O. MaoDowell
and M. C. Jameson.
The Virginia Company elected the
following directors: C. Id. Clark, F. J.
Klmball, Jon. I. Doran, A J. Doll, W.
C. nullit:, W. G. MacDowoll, M. C.
Pocahontas Coal Company.
Tue Pocahontas Coal Company
elected the following directors: M. O.
Jameson, F. J. Klmball, Joseph H.
Sands, Henry Fairfax, Joseph I. Doran,
Ji Allen Watts, W. C. Ku'.liU.
Virginia Mineral Railway Company.
The Virginia Mineral Railway Com?
pany eleoted the following directors:
F. J. Klmball, O. H. dark, Joseph I.
Doran, W. C. BulUtt, A. J. Hemphlll,
W. G MacDowell, James A. Walker.
Consolidated Mining Company.
The Consolidated Mining Company
elected L. M. Bullltt. W. B. Campbell,
J. H. Dlngoe, S. W. Colton, Jr., and H.
F. West, directors.
8. W. Va. Improvement Company.
The Southwest Virginia Improvement
ompany eleoted L. M. Bullltt, W. B.
ampbell, J. H. Dlngee, S. W. Colton,
Jr., and C. S. Thome, directors.
Pocahontas Light and Water Company
The Pocahontas Light and Water
Company eleoted L. M. Bullitt, W. B.
Campbell, C. S. Thorne, W. Lang and
F. Chalmers, directors.
Virginia Development Company.
The Virginia Development Company
elected L. M. Bullltt. J. H. Dlngee, W.
B. Campbell, Stuart Wood, H. F. West,
S. W. Colton, Jr., R. S. Brook, O. M.
Clark and M. W. Bryan, dlreotors.
Consolidated C, I. and L. Co.
The Consolidated Coal, Iron and Land
Company elected L. M. Bullitt, J. H.
Dlngee, W. B. Campboll, Stuart Wood,
H. F. West, S. W. Colton. Jr.. R. S.
Brock, 0. M. Clark and M. W. Bryan,
Virginia Land Company.
The Virginia Land Company elected
Joseph I. Doran, J. U. Dlngee, S. W.
Colton, Jr., F. J. Klmball, M. W.
Bryan and W. B. Campbell dlreotora.
Crewe L. and I. Co.
The Crewe Land and Improvement
Company elected Jos. I. Doran, J. H.
Dlngee, S. W. Colton, Jr., M. W. Bryan
and W. 11 Mann directors. At a board
meeting held subsequently to the stock?
holders meeting, J. H. Dlngee was re
elected president, and M. W. Bryan,
secretary and treasurer.
H?ft oik I. and I. Co.
The Suffolk Land and Improvement
Company elected Joseph I Doran, J. H.
Dlngee. S W. Colton, Jr., M. W. Bryan
and R. R. P.entis, directors.
Virginia Investment Association.
The Virginia Investment Association
elected Joseph I. Doran, J H. Dlngee,
S. W. Colton, Jr., and W. B. Campbell,
Ordered to Leave Cube.
Havana, May 6.?James Creelman,
correspondent of the Now York World
here, and Frederiok W. Lawrenoe, cor?
respondent of the Journal,of New York,
have been expelled from the Island on
the ground that they have oaliumnlated
Capt -Gen. Weyler. Tbey have been
ordered to leave Cuba by tho first
Fink cigars at Bonner'a.
THE PDBEMUL CQHFEBEHCE.
The Woman Question Up in
Another Form Yesterday.
Bssolntlon Providing That Women May
Become Trustee b of the Epworth)
i.??KQc, Will he Considered on Wed*
neaday Next?Blshope and Other Offi?
cials to be Bleeted May 18?Confedera?
tion of me Northern and Southern
Cleveland, Ohio, May tj ?Tho woman
question la the M. B. general confer
enoe aeema to be irrespresslble. No
sooner had the session opened to-day
than a resolution which provided
changes in the constitution ot the
Epworth League, so that women might
become trustees ot the league, was
launched upon the oonference. This
resolution is Interpreted to mean
another fight on the woman question.
The resolution will be made tne order
of business a week from to-day.
Bishop Warren was at tbe beim this
morning. The conference began pro?
ceedings In a business-like way. It was
decided to elect the bishops and other
officers on May 18. Tbe order ot elec?
tions was suggested in a resolution and
also provided tbe manner In which can?
didates should be nominated and
Dr. W. H. Shier, of Detroit, desired to
consider tbe resolution by sections, and
Dr. Toter wanted to refer it to the cota
mltteo on rules. It was finally refer*
red to tbe committee on rules and the
order ot business, and made a apodal
order tor 0 o'clock Tnuriday morning.
A resolution to Increase the amount of
fund for relief ot worn-out ministers and
widows and children ot deceased minis?
ters by having the churches appealed to
was adopted. This was followed by a
resolution, whicb bad a great deal ot
meaning to the churoh.
In the proamble It said that Rev. Dr.
Morris, fraternal delegate of tbe M. B.
Church, South, In bis address to the con?
ference recommended that a commis?
sion consisting of three bishops, three
ministers and three laymen, to act with
a similar commission, already appointed
by tbe Methodist Churoh, South, look?
ing toward a confederation of the two
churches, should be appointed.
A motion was made to reter it to the
committee and was demurred to. Sev?
eral delegates thought it would be a
good plan to act on tbe matter at onoe
and no: refer it to a committee. They
were united in the opinion that the
resolution Bhould bo decided on tbe
floor and without a great deal of dis?
cussion, in courtesy to tho M. E Cbuieh,
Rev. Daniel Stovenscn, cf Kentuckyt
presented a series of resolutions as a
After tho majority acd minority re?
ports on the question ot the admission
of women had been referred back to the
oommlttco on eligibility with instruc?
tions to report back to-morrow morn?
ing as tho first order ot business, the
A flOO U1CYCLB GIVEN AWAY.
SEK OUH ADVERTISEMENT IN
FIHST COLUMN AND THE BI?
CYCLE IN OUH WINDOW.
lU'J JKFFKKSON ST.
THE niCHOEKBtt KNOWN.
The Police Certain That Ford, affiarjland
Neuro, Hilled Blsle Kreglo.
Washington, May 8.?The police are
now certain that they are on the trail of
the murderer ot Blsle Kreglo. Ford, a
powerful negro, six feet high, recently
a farm laborer near Burnt Mills, Md., Is
thought to be the man, and detectives
are now in pursuit of him. His capture
this afternoon is almost assured.
The evldenoe is strongly against him.
The pistol found netr tbe dead girl's
body was sold to him several years ago,
and investigation of his recent move?
ments and bis whereabouts on the
afternoon of tbe murder make the police
believe there Is no doubt that he is the
man. The deteotlves surrounded hit
house at Burnt Mills last night. He
was away, but they found damsglng evi?
dence in underclothes herring blood
Ford is said to answer tbe deicrlption
given by the victim's sister perfectly
and it is said also tbat he was seen un?
der most suspicious circumstances stag?
gering up to bis home late tbat after?
noon. Maryland State authorities are
assisting in the searoh.
Cable to Hawaii and Japan.
Washington, May 0.? The Senate
oommlttee on foreign relations to-day
agreed to a compromise bill for a cable
to Hawaii and Japan. The bill au?
thorizes the fostmaster General to en?
ter into a contract on behalf of the
Unltod States with any company which
may lay the cable to pay a subsidy not
exceeding 81G0.000 per year. Tbe bill
had the support of Senator Morgan and
of all tbe Republican members of the
oommlttee. Messrs. Gray, Turple,
Daniel and Mills, Democrats, opposed
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