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UAVG ? OK THKHMOMI?TErt.
The thermometer rangrd a? foJioiCs at
The Tlmc-s oilice yesterday: S A M., 30;
12 M., AS: 3 P. M.. 4N; 6 P. AL, 44: h P. M?,
?W; 32 M., SS. Average temp rature, 39.06.
WEATHKR FOKEWST. ,
Forecast fof Tueeday and W?dmwdar?
Vfrgln?a ? Fair Tuesday? increasing
cloudiness Wednesday; variable winds
shifting to southerly.
Nort? and Sowth. ?Carolina??Partijr
cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday, ?Inda
shifting to light and fresh southeasterly.
VOL. 14. NO. 307.
RICHMOND VA., TUESDAY. FEBEUARY 6. 1900.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
TUCKER NAMED
FOR JUDGESHIP
Nominated Over Judge
Dupuy by a Close Vote.
MR. BAUGH ADMITTED
Another So-Ca!led Independent Gets
Into the Caucus
THE GREAT RAILROAD FIGHT.
Senator Martin and Oilier I'aMy Lead?
ers Were Here and Were OoiisnUod
With Reference to UicBHIsNow
Bcforc ?lie L-eslslaturc?-TIso
In vest? -*"?i tion of tlic
Soldiers" Home.
John Randolph Tucker defe.-itcd J. A.
Dupuy for judge o? the Eighteenth Judi?
cial Circuit. The vote was 4i? for Tucker
and 30 for Dupuy.
Air. Tucker is a nepliew of Hie lute John
Randolph Tucker, of Lexington. He for?
merly .resided in Richmond, and was the
la/w partner of Judge John 31. Ingrani, of
LMnnchester. A few years ago he locited
et Bedford City. His popularity ili Rich?
mond was attested by the fact that all
live Richmond tnemlbers of the House
voted .for him. Senator Munford was
paired in his favor. Tiie Circuit embraces
the city of Roanoke and itbe county of
(Beciora. Judge Dupuy has served one
term.
Secretary John Wlhitehead called the
eonterence to order, and announced that
?Chairman J'ilcle.r could not -be present
?until S:45 o'elock." Honl John F. P..van
?was chosen to preside over the confer?
ence.
Delegate R. S. Parle?- offered a resolu?
tion providing ihat w?en the caucus ad?
journ it ihe to meet next Wednesday night
to eonsiuor the application of Del ga ??
Josiaih Stickley. of Shenandoa?, for admis?
sion to the conference, and that until then
Air. stickley be permitted to st in the
Qj-puy, out without a vote.
AIR. LAU UH SKATED.
Delegate K. W. Hubard, chairman of
?the committee appointed to Investigate
th? claims of Delegate Baugh. o: Prince
George and Surry, to a scat, reported that
testimony had ben taken and rr..? evi?
dence was overwhelmingly in favor of
Air. Baugh's claim that be, and not Air.
Uarham, who was recognized toy Hie
State Committee, was the nominee of .the
Democratic party. The committee unani?
mously adopted the report.
?senator A. Nash Johnston, o? Rock
bridge, appeared in the caucus, and was
admitted to a seat.
Senator Keezell offered a resolution de?
claring it inexpedient to nominate a judge
of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, lie
?a-'d there was a committee at work upon
-a pian to redistrict the State for Judicial
Circuits, and in all probability a con?
stitutional convention would be luid in
thc near future, and to elect a judge of
tnis Circuit now to serve eight years,
would, in his judgment, be unwise.
Delegates Southul: and McAlli?te*r said
the election of a judge of the circuit in
question would in no way embarrass the
Oonstituticnal convention, for that body
could legislate out of office all the judge.-:
by changes in the bfaanic law.
Mr. Keczell's resolution was voted
down.
THE CANDIDATES.
Nominations being declared in order.
Senator CUiytor placad the name of Mr.
John Randolph Tucker, ol" Bedford, be?
fore the caucus. He said Mr. Tucker had
the support of four of the five repr?sentai
lives from Hie circuit; incise four being
Senators Lyle and Claytor and Delegates
"Uurrcll and -Goad. Delegate ?\". G'. Du?
puy, or Roanoke, was ilio llftli meinlur
from the circuit. Mr. Claytor ??-Ls con?
vinced thai Mr. Tucker was the over?
whelming choice of the people of the Cir?
cuit.
Delegato Bowles, of Boanoko county.
wbo represents in part the city of Ro.in
oke. complained that Mr. Claytor had loft
him out of tho circuit, lie claims to rep?
resent the people of Roanoke. Mr. Bowles
nominated Judge J. A. Dupuy, the incum?
bent.
Delog-itp Fitzpatrick. of X.*r!son, sec?
onded Mr. Tucker's nomination, and Sen?
ator Watkins in a very earnest address
urged the o-iucus to select Judge Dii-*>uy
to 51! the position be has .-n worthily held
for six years.
Delegate Kolley. in an eloquent sp'-eoh.
seconded the nomination of .Mr. Tucker.
Delegate Cardweil said that as no ren?
eon had been asslgrad as in why the old
oflicer should be turned out. he would
vote for the renomination of Judge
Dupuy.
Thc nnnrnatinn O? Mr. Tucker was sec?
onded by Delegate Anderson, of Rich?
mond.
THE VOTE.
Mr. Tucker was nominated by the fol?
lowing vo'.e:
For Tucker?Messrs. Anderson, Baker.
Barclay, Cromwell. Clarke. Claytor, Cog
till, Dodson, Duke, Early. Fitzpairiok,
Folkes, Glass. Goad. G-ouldman, Ivey,
Jeffries, Johnston. Felix M. Jones, Thos.
N. Jones. Kelley, Keezell, Lewis. Leech.
Massie, Maynard. McAllister, McClung.
Munvll, Pattoson, Pet lit, Ryan. Southall.
Walker. Waring. Wellford. J. -M. White
bead. Joseph Whltehcad, Wickham and
Williams?JO.
For Dupuy?Messrs. Akcrs, Ayors.
Baugh. Boas. Bowie.-?. Cardwrl!, Clnment.
Cowan, L. G. Donohoe, Dupuy, Ewoll.
Gent, Hume, Hunley. Hutcheson, Walter
Jordan, LAcy, Lyons, Madison, McCon
nell. Moss, Musgravo, NewhOUSC, Opie.
Owen. Parks, Price. Shands. Shelton,
Stonar, Tate. Todd. Tuck. Tyler, WaJ
lace nnd John White! "en d?SC.
About a dozen pairs were announced.
? he ScabomU Bill.
Scnutor Martin, Repr?sent?t i ves Hay.
Epos and Swansou were in the city at
the Jefferson Hotel Sunday. They met a
number of their friends that night.
**t Is stated upon pretty good authority
that thc visit of these gentlemen had no
political signllicance. The question of
Belling the State's interest in the Rich?
mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac road
and thc grunting of charter for a rival
lino to AVashington was discussed with
some members of the Legislature and
other persons, though, it is said, the Sen?
ator and i-r-per-senttuives did not come
to Richmond to seek to influence the law?
maker? in this matter.
President John Skclton Williams, of the
Seaboard Air Line, met Mr. Martin and,
?possibly,, the Representatives, but wheth?
er "by appointment or not is not known.
Messrs. Hay and Epes returned to
.Waetungton on the 3:59 train yesterday.
air. Martin went up to Scottsvllle. Mr. '
?Swanson is'still here.
A gentleman who is in a position to
know what took place Sunday, says
the Democratic party leaders who came
down from Wushington he thought fa?
vored as a matter of good public, poli?
cy, a rival line to Washington. They do
not think the Seaboard's charter should
be granted unless a. forfeit is put up in
sufficient securities to guarantee the
building of the proposed road. He was
also of opinion that the Seaboard would
have to pay more for the State's holdings
in the Richmond, Fredericksburg und
Potomac road than Is provided for in the
bill.
In this connection it is stated that,
those behind the bill to lncorpor?'.te the
Washington and Richmond Railroad
Company have joined hands with the
Seaboard Air Line and will nid that sys?
tem in securing the charier for Hie Rich?
mond and Washington Air Line Compa?
ny. This whole matter will be consi-i^r
cd by the Senate Committee on Roads at
4 o'clock this afternoon.
ON PARTY LINES.
Conte?-t From Ninth North Carolina
District Decided.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 5.?Special.?House
Committee on Elections. No. 3, by Rep?
resentative Roberts, of Massachusetts to?
day submitted a majority report in the
Pearson-Crawford, contest. Ninth North
?Carolina DistrtcU<The report i-; favora?
ble to Pearson, and. Is signed by al! the
Republican members except one. Tiie
minority has been granted ten days in
which to file their report.
In brief, the repart throws out the re?
turns of the city of ?sheville. on the
ground Uh lit at the examination of wit?
nesses during the time testimony was
'being taken, a jiegro swore that Mr.
Crawford's attorney attempted to bribe
him to swear falsely. The proof, in fact,
does not sustain the enarge. but the
committee takes a different view ot it,
and apjKirently disregard all evidence
tending to prove Crawford's <?ide of the
<-a,se. Th? charges of intimidation and
fraud, which the coni estant alleges were
practiced, Mr. Crawford says, are not
proven by the evidence. He i? hopeful
the House, on a vote, will not. adopt this
rc?x>rt, and does not believe he will lose
l?is seat when the facts arc properly pre?
sented. Mr. Crawford's friends In Con?
gress are very much incensed at the re?
port, and the contest?e say's'he will s'"ow
the utter ridiculousness of the attempt
of Pearson to usurp his right to tiie s?a:
he holds, and will prove th? fart to the
House nt tlhe proper time.
Representaitlve Young, of Virginia, re?
turned to the city -to-day after an ab?
sence of ten days. He says Representa?
tives Hay. uriscoll. of Georgia, and
Burke, of Texas, will make speeches in
his lavor when the ma,; tor ot h!r con?
test is eailed up by the House for final
disposition. The prevailing opinion as re?
gards the majority report In favor of
Wise is that it is a very weak d.K-umeni.
and when it is submitted to a ju-.liciai in
vps?gat?on i' will probably fail to accom
psish Its purpose.
Knnre^pntativrs Rixey ano O?ey. of Vir?
ginia, returned to the city to-day from
.riinadolnihia. where they .havo been the
guests of that city. While there they
Inspected :?ie National Museum, which Is
seeking an appropriation from Congr?4?.?,
and say they are in favor ?if supporting
any bill ;o advance the great national
work this institution promises to accom?
plish.
Kepr<?=e.ntatlvf- Rixey. of Virgin!?., to?
day introduced bills to carry out the fl-icl
Ings of th" Court" of Claims in the ca-rs
of IMmcan James. Fnuquirr: Samuel
Hough, iLoudoun, and Tho-mas S. Sher?
man, pf Culpeper. Virginia.
House Commute" on Commerce to-day
ronnrterl favorably the .bill authorizing the
Southeastern Railroad Cr.mpnny lo con?
struct and maintain a bridge across ih?
Lumber river, within the boundary lines
of Robeson county. North Carolina.
In Iltis connection the Chief of Eninoer?,
United States Army, says:
"The bill appears to make ample pro?
visions for limited navigation on the
Lumber river, and 1 .know of no objec?
tion to its passage by Congress, so far as
these interests are concerned.".'
Repr?sentative Hay. .of Virginia, re?
turned from Richmond to-day.
S. R. Rcxo?e has bten appointed post?
master at Valley Center, Va.
Alexander Sands, W. O. Burton, J. II.
Grow, Richmond: .1. J. Jeffries, Culpeper:
Blackburn Smith. Berryvillo; ,T. L.
Kenim-rs. Warrenton. and W. M. Graham,
of Winchester, Virginia, are in tiie city.
THE REPUBLICANS
OF LOUISIANA
Nominate a State Ticket and Endorse
Cornelius N. Bliss for the
Vice-Presidency. *
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5.?The regular
Republican convention, organized by
State National Conimitteeman Whnbcrly
met here to-day and resolutions were
adopted endorsing President -McKinley,
Cornelius N. Bliss for Vice-President;
and amid enthusiasm. Collector of the
Fort, A. T. Wimberiey, the Republican
National Committeeman from Louisiana.
The convention wa-s unique in the his?
tory of the Slate. A majority of dele?
gates were white men, and there was a
notable absence of that wrangling and
inharmony which has gnerally charac?
terized Louisiana conventions. The fol?
lowing State ticket was nominated by
acclamation:
For Governor, Engene S. Reems; Lieu
tenant-Governcr, Ferdinand E. Ehrhardt;
Treasurer. lien.iam J. Bioonifu-ld; .Au?
ditor. Joseph W. Forsythe: Attorney
General, Judge Robert P. Hunger- Super?
intendent of Education, Dr. D. M. Lines.
Mr. Reems is a prominent wboiesale
grocer and director in the Saint Charles
Street railway and several banks.
DR. CARTER SAFE.
Heard From at Port Gibbon, Alaska
Last Month.
ASHLAND. VA.. Feb. -?.-Special.?A
message was receivtHl here to-night by
Mr. Hill Carter from Capt. Glenn, Van?
couver Barracks station, that his son
Dr. H. R. Carter, for whom there has
been great -anxiety during the past win?
ter months, was safe on the "ilth ult. at
Port Gibbon. -Alaska.
lngalls Still Hi??; Four's Head.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ..?Spedai.?A re?
port received here to-day Is to the ef?
fect that M-- E. lngalls has authorized a
statement that there is no truth in the
frequent reports from New York that
ho has resigned the presidency of the
Big Four Railroad Company.
Confirmed by ihe Se.iate.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?The Senate to- j
day confirmed the following nominations
of _>ostmasters:
North Carolina?R. H. Caldwell. New-r
ton; XV. H. Holt, Graham; R. M. Nor?
mest, Lumbcrton.
THE SITUATION
Chaotic the Only Word
That Fitlv Describes It.
People Thronged the Streets and
Political Feeling Ran High.
AMPLY-PREPARED FOR TROUBLE
A Three Inch Rilled Camion Was
Placed in the Capitol Grounds
Point in?-Directly Down Saint
Glair Street?Democrat Will
Likely Oi-gpiiiiizc a
St ate Govern nient.
FRANKFORT. ICY.. Feb. d.?Governor
Taylor to-night made a distinct offer io
submit the merits ot his claim to the?
G ?bernational chair in Kentucky to any
three fair-minded men in the world.
These three men to be selected by the
United',States Supreme Court lie will
aliow them to arbitrate ihe case and will
abide by their decision.
This announcement he made? at G
o'clock to-night at his ofiice in the
Executive Building.
The announcement made by Governor
Taylor in favor of arbitration was at
once wired to Lieutenant-Governor John
Marshall and Attorney David Fairloigh,
Republican members of the political con?
ference held to-night at Louisville;
Chaotic is the only word that will des?
cribe the political situation as it existed
to-day in Frankfort. This condition arose
not so much from anything that was
done by either side, as from the countless
stories an _ rumors that were spread
broadiast during the day.
Early In the niorning it was positively
asserted by the Democrats and con?
firmed by a few Republicans that the
Legislative session in London was about
to be called oir. The Democrats claimed
to have had the highest possible assur?
ances that Governor Tayloi would take
such action and that the session of the
Legislature would be held in Frankfort
in the Capitol Building to-morrow.
ALTERED THE SITUATION.
Governor Taylor, however, altered the
situation entirely by declaring that the
meeting at London would proceed as
originally intended by him. He denied
in the most emphatic manner that there
liad been any intention on the part of
the Republican party to abandon the
London session. This was a bombshell
to many of.the Democratic members of
the Legislature who had absented them?
selves from tiie Capitol over Sunday to
prevent any possible move by Governor
Taylor to convey them to London to make
a quorum, and who had returned on in?
formation that everything liad been set
tied and an agreement reached to con?
vene the Legislature in the Capitol.
By noon fully thirty of them had ar?
rived; they knew nothing of the situa?
tion except what liad been contained in
messages received by them, and these
were found to be misleading when they
were confronted on their arrival in
Frankfort by the statement of Governor
Taylor.
To-day in Frankfort was County Court
day, which comes on the tirst Monday of
every month and brings to the city any?
where from 2,000 to D.JOO outsiders. The
number to-day ivas smaller than usua',
for many assurances had gone forth
from here that there was il strong pos-,
Sibility of trouble, and nobody without
special business should lake it upon liim
seif to come to town. The crowd, how?
ever, was sufficiently large to throng
the streets, and this, coupled with tiie
fact that the Democrats were returning
to the city in numbers and that during
tiie morning at least, political excitement
ran 'high, induced Adjutant-General Col?
lier to make more ample preparations
for the suppression of possible trouble
than ho had done at any previous time.
A three-inch rilled cannon was brought
from the armory on the ?itilside and
placed in the Capitol grounds, pointing
directly down Saint Clair street. Am?
munition \vas placed beside it and be?
side the Galling guns which were on
both sides of it, commanding the ap?
proaches to the Capitol Building from
the southwest and southeast.
Although every leader of the Demo?
cratic party is now away from Frank?
fort, it is generally understood that the
Democratic party in case of a failure
to agree with the Republicans, Louisville
will at once proceed to organize a State
government. To avoid delay the con?
tests for tho minor r.ositions on the
Slate ticket will be determined imme
diatly. . ! &? s__*-."f|
Governor Beckham wi'l have to ap?
point a Secretary of State, a Treasurer
md an Auditor. All these contests are
little more than mere form, ali resting
upon the same evidence which caused the
Legislature to decide the Goebel-Taylor
contest In favor of the former. The con?
tests will be decided by the Election Com?
missioners, and their decision is already a
foregone conclusion.
.Among the arrivals to-day was Colonel
Tilomas C. Campbell, of New York, for?
merly of Cincinnati. He was in corfer
?nce to-day and to-night with the friends
of Governor Goebel, including che broth?
ers, Arthur and Justus.
it is staled that Colonel Campbell is
assisting in working up a vigorous prose?
cution, and that there has already bten
much information gathered by .detectives
on which arrests are expected scon.
ACTS NOT LEGAL.
Taylor Claims That No Mcetm?, of Le
gislature Has Boon Hohl.
FRANKFORT, KY., Feb. 5.?"I ?? ill
leave the settlement of this controversy
to any three fair-minded men on earth,"
said Governor Taylor in an interview this
afternoon with a correspondent. "Let
three -men in whom the people have confi?
dence be selected by the United StatiS
Supreme Court, and I will, with all confi- !
dence, submit the case to their arbitia- j
tion, and will -cheerfully abide by their |
decision in the matter. I was elected 1
Governor of the State of Kentucky, not
by a majority of 2,205, but by a majority !
ot 40,000, and on that decision of the pe-o
pie I propose to stand.''
'"No ac_s o? the Legislature in regard !
to my case have been legal, because no I
meeting of the Legislature has been held
according to law. The consti.utkm p:o- |
vides that the Legislature shall consist,!
of two bodies, the Senate and the Lower
House, and shall sit at the seat of gov?
ernment,-. That -sent of government .s in !
Frankfort, unless the Governor convenes ?
the. Deirislature at some . other point. I
COUNTY COURT DAY,
ha\*e convened the Legislature at Lon?
don, where it will continue to six, for the
present at least, and no action by the
Democratic members of the Legislature
can, therefore, have ?nv legal standing.
WOULD IGNORE OR VETO.
"Another thing, I have never-been given
formal notice that I had be?n depDsed by
act of the Legislature. When such no?
tice of the act of the Democratic mem
?beis of the Legislature is given me, X
will either ignore it or veto it."
Governor Taylor then stated that the
case of the Election Board Is diffrrdnt
from that of the Legisla lute.
Continuing, he said: 'The law specifi?
cally provides a room for them In the
State building, where they shall ?hold "their
sessions. Of course. -I ?-as declired
elected by tho former Board, so the pres?
ent .Board has(. nothing to do with my
case. The courts enjoined the gentlemen
appointed by me to fill the vacancies
caused by the resignations of Commis?
sioners Pryor and Ellis, from taking their
seats on the Board, and it is'useless to
submit arguments to the present Board,
wnen at least two members of that Board
(have already committed themselves In
regard to the contes!s b:fore them. It is
simply a farce to b*ing the cas-^s of the
other State officers before the Board."
The rule that no civilians should be al?
lowed to enter the Capitol building, wh'.ch
has prevailed since the Legislature was
compelled to leave it one wok" tigo. was
relaxed this afternoon in favor of the
State Bflard of Election Commissioners.
They were permitted to enter tlvnr office
in the Capitol for the purpose Of attend?
ing to some rout n*? work relative to the
contests made by tho Democratic candi?
dates for 'Aie minor places on the Stato
ticket. They were kept waiting for an
hour at the south gate of the Capitol
grounds before they were admitted, how?
ever.
WER E ABM ITTI-3D.
It was *! o'clock when Commissioners
Yontz and Fulton with Clerk Chenault
and Attorneys Schott and Hendrick ap?
proached the gate and demanded that
they be allowed to ent-er the office of the
Commissioner for the purpose of attend?
ing to the contest business. The request
was refused, tho officer in charge of the
gate telling them to wait until he could
see Colonel Williams. Colonel AVilliams,
it was reported to the commissioners,
could not be found for a long time, but
finally word was brought to tho commis?
sioners that they would be allowed to
enter provided that thc-y would go to
tho;r office and attend, to tlv-'ir business
there. The commissioners replied that
they desirad to do that very thing, and
they were adrritted.
The lawyers were stopped at the gato.
The commissioners went to their office in
the building and remained only for a few
minutes, as Ihoy were unable to attend
to their work there without the ass.st
ance of the attorneys.
After reaching the Capitol Hotel they
adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow
morning. No action was taken in any
of thc contests to-day.
LEGISLATURE IN LONDON.
It AVill Certainly Bo Held There To
Day, Says Taylor.
LONDON. KY., Feb. 5.?Rumors were
circulated here all day that tho proposed
meeting of tho Legislature here had been
abandoned, but were dissipated finally at
1:30 P. M. when a massage was received
from Governor Taylor at Frankfort say?
ing:
"The Legislature will certainly be held
In London to-morrow."
This was read publicly. The people say
they arc moro than anxieus to be given
the opportunity of showing to the coun?
try that there will be no molestation.
A. company of State Militia numbering
ninety mein tinder Captain Powers, ar?
rived from BarboursvUle at S o'clock to.
day. The company marched through thc
main streets and took tip a station near
the coutt-house. There was no excite?
ment.
PEACEFUL SETTLEMENTS.
Democrats und Republicans Beach an
Agreement.
LOUISVILLE, KY., Feb. d.?A confer?
ence between accredited representatives
of the two State Governments was held
at the Gait House in this city to-night,
as a step' toward the bringing about ot
a peaceful settlement of the disturbed
political conditions now existing.
After four hours " of preliminary talk,
tho conference adjourned at 9 o'clock for
one hour. TBp to that time very satis?
factory progress had heen made, con?
sidering the bitter, estrangement of the
(Continued oil Second Pago.)
HAY.PAUNCEFOTE
TREATY SIGNED
Amudaiory of the Clayton - Buller
Treaty Relative to Construction
of the Nicaragua Canal.
WASHINGTON, Feb. r?.?The Hny
Pauncefoto treaty, amendatory of the
Clayton-Buiv.er treaty, relative to the
construction of the Nicaraguan Canal,
was signed' at the State Department to?
day by Secretary Hay and the Bight
Hon. Lord Pauncefote, of Preston, for
Great Britain.
Though the consummation of the treaty
occupied -some time, owing to the neces?
sity of comparing the two drafts, there
was very1 little formality about the cere?
mony, and a convention, that Is expected
to be, for the United States, at least, of
tho most far-reaching importance and
'value, came, into being without any
theatrical surroundings.
There -"were present, besides Secretary
Hay and Lord' Pauncefote. only Mr.
'Bromley, honorary attache, of the British
Embassy, and prospective son-in-law of
Lord Pauncefote; Sidney Smith, chief of
tho Diplomatic Bureau, and AVilliam
Gwynn, thc faithful and discreet mes?
senger to the .Secretary of State, w.hc
placed th? seals upon the convention, "as
he has upon nearly every treaty of im?
portance to which the L'nited States has
been a party for? the past thirty vears.
HAY SIGNED FIRST.
The two drafts of the treaty were eare
ful?y compared to insure their identity.
Then the signing took place. Secretary
Hay attaching his signature first. The
seals were attached', and then there were
congratulations, and the ceremony was
over. . ?
The treaty was carried to the" White
House and thence dispatched at otic*, to
the Senate for. ratification! The letter
of transmittal was purely formal, simply
commending the treaty to the"' Senate
without entering upon any argui?n?-. to
determine its real value.
Secretary Hay declined to make public
Ohe text of the treaty, or even t*> make
any statement as to its detail, holding
that courtesy to the.Senate obliged him
to remain silent until the Senate Itself
removed the sedi of confidence, from the
convention, so t'hai all that- Is? known
now of this convention. Is that it amends
the C'.ayton-Bulwer. treaty of 1550 in such
(Continued, on Second^ Paee.) ~
CITY SCHOOLS
ARE A DISGRACE
Appropriations for Im?
provements on Them.
FUNDS FOR CHARITY.
Representatives From Various Institu?
tions Talk, '?
$28,480 FOR IMPROVING RIVER.
An Ordinance Regalatili;?; Fees to Be
Collected by City Serireaiit for
Keeping Prisoners in City Jail.
Much Business Disposed ?r
at Last Night's Session
of the Council.
The Common Council disposed of a
large amount of business last niht;
passed the item cf $2,50J for music In the
parks ot the city; passed a resolution ap?
propriating ?2S,4SQ for the purpose of pur?
chasing Justis Inland and abutting prop?
erty, and improving James river; consid?
ered tne question of continuing tho ap?
propriations of various charitable insti?
tutions or the city; pissed an ordinance
regulating foes to bo collected by the City
Sergeant for State and city prisoners in
the city jail; and, with a few altera?
tions, passed the budget of appropriations
for tha year as a whole.
To almost eX'ery member's coat was
pinned a beautiful carnation, as a souve?
nir cf the occasion.
Those present were "Messrs. Blanks,
Bloomberg. Camp. Cottreil, Curtis, Fer?
guson. Garber, Gibson, Grimes, Gunst,
1-iarreison, Heeke, Hobson, M-j-Carthy,
-Mills, ?Miner, Peters, Pollock, Shea. Tan?
ner, Teet'ey, Wallerst.in, West, Whaien,
Williams, Winston, Woody, and Chair?
man Caskie.
CITY SERGEANTS FEES.
An ordinance providing that the City
Sergeant of Richmond ".-hail be entitle?.!
to receive out fo the city treasury for
receiving each person into the city Jail,
commi.ted thereto for a violation of the
ordinances . of the city. . or under capias
pro ?ine. issued for a failure to pay a fine
imposed for violation of such ordinances,
the sum of bwenty-tive cents; for keeping
and supporting each of such prisoners
th-eruin, where there are confined also in
said jail not more than ten prisoners
committed thereto for offences against
the Commonwealth of Virg'nin, thirty
cents; where there are confined also In
said jail not more than fifty prisoners
committed thereto for offences against
the Commonwealth of "Virginia, twenty
tlireo cents, and where there are confined
also in said jail any number of prisoners
in execess of fifty, committed thereto for
offenes against the Commonwealth of
Virginia, eighteen conts," was pasr.ed.
A resolution asking the City ..ttorney
to take an anpca.i to the 'mandamus -se?
cured from the Hustings Court by Mr.
C. H. Epps, citv sergeant, was adopted.
SECTARIAN INSTITUTIONS.
Mr. Mir?er said 1hat he. was going to
take a different course from that which
he had taken heretoforo in ths matter
of charitable appropriations for sectarian
institutions. *
Mr. iFolltek asked that Mr. Miner stato
r.-hat he meant by sectarian institutions,
and the information was given hirn.
?Motion ef Mr. Miner to hear Mr. Bol
ton r.'as adopted.
Mr. Bolton said in part:
"We believe that if a, ?ertd. denomi?
nation desires to take care of a cer?
tain institution that they should not
come before such a body .is ibis and ? sk
for an appropriation. We believe that
the City Council should spend its money
for public purposes, therefore ws come
with earnest protest against such i-rac
tices. XVe simply come before you a~<".
ask that these appropriations be discon?
tinued. The bill appropriating money for
educating Indians was adopted in the
National House of Representatives, and
was also adopted in the Senate by a
good majority."
Mr. Miner moved that Professor Pol
iard be allowed to talk for the Baptists.
PROFKSSOR POLLARD TALKS.
Mr. ioUard said that he was present
for the purpose of representing the
Baptist Ministers' Conference.
"We believe." said he. "that these in?
stitutions are worthy institutions, but
we do not believe it is right to take
public funds for the purpose of main?
taining the institutions that are sec?
tarian." He thought that such was a
violation of the principles underlying
the immortal document of Jefferson.
"Now, are these really sectarian insti?
tutions? I don't think that there can
bo any question about that. Do you
think that the training and teaching in
such an institution would help co make
Baptists? Is it the business of the
United States to help take caro or" Bap?
tists?' Is it the business of the State to
help take care of them? I say that if
they cannot help take care of ;heniseives
let the Baptists die." He said that these
institutions were sectarian b.cause of
the' particular tenets taught in them.
OUGHT TO STAND ON MERIT.
Rev. Mr. Bagby. of Mt. Calvary church,
was the next speaker, and said that he
very heartily concurred in what had
already been said. He thought that the
appropriations given certain institutions
impose*! a double tax on other instltu
tons. He did not believe that Baptists
ought to call on outsider? to help them
in their work. He said: "Let every tub
stand on its own bottom."
Rev. W. T. Derieux also spoke in oppo?
sition to appropriations for sectarian
institutions.
Mr.' Miner addressed the Council at
length on the Christian work that the
institutions receiving appropriations to do,
but did not deviate from his opposition
to giving .approbations to those that he
called sectarian. '
' Mr. Wallersteln 'compared the denomina?
tional Institutions of other cities with
thoae of Richmond, and pointed out the
fact that they had wealthier denomina?
tions at their back.
?A GLOWING TRIBUTE.
He spoke'glowingly of the Little Sisters
of tho Poor, and said that whenever he
had a nfckel to spare that that institution
?could get it. "We should take a chari?
table ground in these promises," said' he.
"I 3hall always, as Inng as I live, fight
against Church _nd ?State. We only give
one-fifteenth of 1 .per cent, of all the
revenue to these ' instituions. I believe
that if a vote of all the people of Rich
?iiond .were taken on this question that
not one-halt, of Eo per. .cent, would be
ine oat." He was..in favor of the appro?
priation of the Woman's Christian Kin?
dergarten. He saW that he-trusted that
Mr. Miner would see fit not to press the
.motion he had/.made." -
.Mr. Miner.at this Juncture .contended
"for* his* motion: '. ? ",?--./. ..- .?" --..-'?;'- .
? Mr. Paters said' that about-?'year ago
he took the same stand as he took in
the present meeting. He said/" that he
wanted to tell those present that there
was nothing to hide in the Little Sisters
of the Poor; that It was a free Institu?
tion, and the only one to which a poor
man could go unless ho goes to the
Alrnshouse.
Mr. Miner again arose and said that
this institution was conducted under the
religious tenets of a particular agnomina?
tion. He said that he had heard that alt
?wno were able to attend worship in that
institution were expected, to do so.
Mr. Peters denied this statement.
Mr. Caskie said that the Little Sisters
of the Poor was not a sectarian institu?
tion.
?-fte question then before the body was
the reduction of tbe* appropriation for
tteis institution from ?5CQ to $375. A re?
corded vote stood in favor of the pres-Hit
appropriation of $500.
j*.*ir*lSCOPAL CHURCH HOME.
Mr. Miner offered an amendment to the
appropriation for the Protestant Episcopal
Church Home, reducing It from, $150.00 to
"PHli-bO.
Mr. Bloomlberg asked that soma light
be thrown on this institution, ancT asked
-why the appropriation should be cut
down.
Air. Miner said that this was a secta?
rian Institution, and moved tha't the
amendment which he had offered be laid
on the table.
Mr. Waller-stein said that he trusted
that the motion of Mr. Miner would not
prevail.. Lie said that he had heard that
serverai bequests had recently been mads
this institution.
A recorded vote on Mr. Miner's motion
defeated it.
?Mr. Grimes said that the soldiers* sec?
tion of Oakwood Cemetery had not re?
ceived an appropriation in four years,
and moved that $200 be appropriated for
keeping tho section in good condition.
Mr. Cattrell moved to make Oakwood's
expenses $SC0. His motion was adopted.
OAKWOOD'S CONFEDEZRATE SEC?
TION.
Mr. Grimas then Moved that $3? be
taken from the contingent fund for the
purpose of keeping in good condition the
Co afide-rate section of tho cemetery. This
motion was adopted.
Mr. iBloombfirg thought that the budget
was an admirable one. He said that the
appropriation for the School Board repair
fund la<"t year was $12.000, but the -ox- -
? penses of the Board exceeded tho amount
by .-?-W0.
Mr. Bloomberg "moved to Insert instead
of $4,<*0O for "School repairs, the sum of
$11.:;C0. Ho said that 'the school buildings
of the city of Richmond were going into
decay. He further said tha the High
School of the city was a disgrace and a
perfect fire-trap. He said that the young
ladies wer?*; compelled to sit i;?. the poorly
ventilPjted rooms in little desks and chairs
without backs. He thought that the sum
which he recommended would make com?
fortable improvements. He asked where)
this $11.200 was go?ng to conno from.
FUTURE MEN AND WOMEN.
"We must not forget. -Mr. President,
that the a hooi children of to-day are the
futuro men and women of Richmond, and
?we should not fail to make this appro?
priation.".
Mr. Gunst said that he had similar in?
formation to that given by Mr. Ar loom
berg.
Mr. Bloomberg said that he wanted a
vote taken on ivs motion before It '"ex?
ploded and evaporated." A recored vote
showed nineteen for and eight against
Mr. Bloomberg's motion. It wa?, there?
fore, adopted.
Mr. Winston moved that the appropria?
tion bo increased from $95,777.30 to $P''..fi77.
50 for the Police Department in order to
keep an extra man on the force and con?
tinue Policeman Minor on. the pay-roll.
Mr. Winston withdrew his amendment.
Mr. Gunst moved .to strike out $?800
from the Gas and "Water and insert in
lieu thereof $37.150. the difference of the
amount to be taken from the Contimgent
Fund.
LIGHT INFANTRY BLUES'.
Mr. Harrelson moved to take difference
of the expense account of the Grounds
ar.d Buildings and place it. tf? the credit
of the Gas and Water account.
Mr. Gunst's motion was then adopted.
Mr. Mills asked why discrimition was
made in the appropratlon for the Rich?
mond Light Infantry Blues. He said that
he understood that there had been some
petty jealousy between this and other
companies of the city, but could not
understand why they should be given
more than any other company in order
to gratify a peculiar notion of theirs.
Mr. Mills moved to increase the amount
for cleaning the city's reservoir .from $5,0CO
to $10,000. This amount. Mr. Mills said,
would bo enough to clean out both basins
of the reservoir.
The amendment made- by Mr. Mills was
adopted.
The budget, as a whole, was then
adopted.
An ordinance authorizing the auditor to
pay to the Commissioners of the Sinking
Fund the sum of $75.00 was adopted.
TO BUY THE ISLAND.
The Finance report returning a resolu?
tion authorizing the?acquisition of Justis
Island property was read. The resolution
asks for an appropriation of $17.680 to be
paid for acquiring the Island. The reso?
lution was adopted.
The sum of S2S.4S0 was appropriated for
thc purpose of purchasing the island and
the Williams and Goddin estate adjoining
same, also Improving the harbor.
On motion ot Mr."Harrelson. the Coun?
cil adjourned to meet Thursday night at
S o'clock.
RAILROAD SCHEME.
Pennsylvania Platinili*; to Get a Voice
in ?V. & \V. Management.
NEW YORK. Feb. 5.?Tire Herald to?
morrow will say:
It is tho p?an of Pennsylvania rallroid
interests and the r allies aa represented
by President A J. Cass?t, to obtain a
voice in the management of the Norfolk
and Western railroad. This is a part of
the g?neral Vanderbllt-Pennsylvania
scheme, which has tor its object an a?li
ance of all the railroads of the East hav?
ing seaboard terninals, whereby tbe
Eastern rate will bo so securely hold in
the hands of the dominant Interests that
railroad wars will be impossible^
RACING STABLE
,LAK MT. YERNON
Judge Yeomans and Frank Sout Have
Purchased Part of the Estate for
. a Racina: Establishment.
SIOUX CITY. IOWA. Feb. ?.-Juago
Yeomans. Inter-Stato Co-mm ssioner. and
Frank Sout. of Dubuque, have purchased
12C acres of the Mount Vcraoa estate in
Virginia? which George Washington call?
ed Rrw*r Farm-on-the Potomac, and twill
establish there a racing stable.
The place has costly stables and ?t?.
provementa. Some very notable horse?
will go In the first car load, from Judge
Yeomans* Iowa farm, among them George
"Ri iPt?*.? '.a " son ot Joe : Patcheer Ftank
Yckuuj. Madeline, Annie C at
HEAVY FIGHTING
IS REPORTED
War Office Has Heard
Nothing From Bailer.
NECESSARILY SLOW.
The Advance Would be Retarded by
Lars-e Number of Wagons.
FROM VERY SLENDER MATERIAL
Military Opinion in London Continuel
to Assume 'that Gcuerat Bailer la
Again T h row i u S His Army
Against the Boer Works.
iUay Bo Making a.
Wide Detour.
?LONDON. Feb. 5.?4:-C P. M.^A special
dispatch from Durban, Natal, dated to?
day, saya:
"There i_ no definite news from Gen?
eral Duller, but It is reported that there
was heavy fighting yesterday."
LONDON, Feb. 6.?? ?. M.?Military
opinion in London continues to ai?uaie,
from very slender materials, that i_.tarai
Buller Is again throwing his arcny^asainst
tho Boer works. A retired genera!. Sir
WUIfaum Henry Greene, whose distin?
guished career gives weight to hi? opin?
ion? thinks that General Duller, with
25,000 men, 1st making- a wiije detour
to the west and north, so as to avoid
tho roughest parts of the country. As
General Buller -must Have some thou?
sands of wagon?. Sir William Greene
points out that the advance would neces?
sarily be slow. No authentic word is at
hand, save that the War Office reaffirm?
ed orally to newspaper lnrruirero?at a late
hour that it could not confirm the report?
ed advance.
There the national situation rests.
It ie from the western field that mora
definite statements cerne. Large operations
are apparently about to begin.
OV_K\V-__t__\riNG FOECE.
General French, who has now returned
to Kensburg from, his conference with
Lord Roberts, has sent what _?, de-?crrt>ed
as an overwhelming force of Infantry ta
seize Norvaispolnt. This is where tha
railway, before it was destroyed, crossed
the Orange River and connected with the
Free State Trunk Line to Bloemifonteln.
Norvalspoint Is nineteen roll?n north of
CalesberfT. and twenty-live miles trr.?t
General French's headquarters at Renii
burg. The Boers at ?????_??_t have been
In danger of being surrounded Dy tha
largeiy-rolnforced and extending lines ot
the urltlsh. An occupation - of ?Torints
point in force would presumably r.ndet
Coiesberg untenable.
The Boers are showing great activity
in the Naawuport and Coiesberg district.
Many of the guns hitherto S icing Lord
.Methuen are believed to have g"ne ta
N.rv&ispairsc. The British, therefore,
may find formidable bcdles of Hoers
there.
The War Office announces that fifteen
transports will bo dispatched be :_*?->n to?
day and Monday, with 13.000 tr_i_?. in?
cluding the Fourth Cavalry briga-ie, miil
tia battalions and three thoiisalKl Yeo?
manry.
NO CON'-'lRMATION.
LONDON. Feb. 5.?The corre-yjirdent
learns from official sources that absolute?
ly no confirmation ha3 been nrcelv.d by
the War Office of ?he report that Generat
iiuller has recrossed the Tugela. r-.ver
and is marching on Ladysmith. On the
contrary, according to the information
ot the War Office, at the present jnoment
Ghere is every Indication that things are
quiet at the front, and that no immediate
movement Is anticipated.
Kcgara'.ng the dispatcher troni Lady?
smith saying that Buller's guns have been
heard there, It Is surmised that _me
practice may have be.-n going on with
the n&w batteries which have just reached
Che front.
BEILIEF UNSHAKEN.
The War Office's statement that it hns
received no confirmation of tho report
shut General -Huiler has recro-sed th?
Tugela river has faJIed to shake put?.!,
belief chat operations of tremendous Im?
portance are proceeding at the Tugela.
and it is thought that either th* d hfcfl
was prompted by a des're to k. ep tha
military movements as secret as pasable
until something is accompii.-'hed. or that
General Duller is keeping the home offi?
cials in the dark pending results.
It Is obviously extremely difffcuit ti
extract tho truth from ?h?? conf.'clr._
statements surrounding- Genera! Buller's
movements, tout most of'the t? ?snrneni?lcrci
agree that the aggregate of -th? !t>.?n_
tends to confirm the belief tha: mov-3
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS.
Local.
?Democratic caucus elects Mr. John
Randolph. Tucker judge of the Eighteenth
Circuit.
?Mr. George E. Fisher says ho Is not
with the new street-car syndicate.
?I_irge sum subscribed for new chapel
for St. Paul's church.
?Budget adopted by the Common
Council.
State.
?Negro shot In leg In Richmond coun?
ty, causing amputation, from which he
died.
?Negro killed a white man at Clover,
in Halifax, and taken to Houston for
safe keeping on account of talk of
lynching.
?A merchant in Northumbcrlrjad shoota
a negro who attacks him. causing ampu?
tation of negro's hand.
?Business organisation la Marti nsvllle
to advan?2e material progress o? the town.
?Ihr. H. R. Carter heard from in far-olt
Alaska
?Receiving ship Franklin goes adrift
and smashes a pier.
?Oscar Fleming on trial in Princess
Anne, charged with killing Clarence
Snyder;
?James K. Slaughter sentenced to- seven
years ta Danville for forgery.
General.
?At a conference between Democrat?
and Republicans in Louisville an agree?
ment Is reached..
?Mr.' Hay and Ambassador Pauneefot*
sisa the treaty amending the Ciayton
Bulwur treaty.
?Philippines discussed in both House
and Senate.
Forcl?.?.
?Brttfchi public atiU believe General
Buller la flgh?ns hi? ?ay to Ladysmith.
, ?War OBKce ha? no confirmation ot th?
r._tort-?"?""'.'
?General Kobh. s - exr edl-ion - ret?
many bales ot hemp.

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