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Tho rnnsrc of thc ihcnnomct??r at 13io
Tlmes offlce ycstecday w*s as follows: 9
A. M.. 36: 12 M., 47; 3 P. M., 58; t,P. M.v
o3: 9 V. M.,-50; 12 >U., 46: avcrage, 4S 1-2.
YOL. 14. SO. 308.
Korecast for Wedneaday and Thuraday:
tftrglnla?<Kutn l?te Wednestlay *nA
Wednesday nlght; Thurs'dajr raln or sno?
srid! much cold'?r,.":<wlnd? shKtingr to-ftesfc
Norttt and Soirth Carollna?;Raln Wed?
nesday: tain followed by clearln? an*;'
colder Thursday, Ircah, easterly wlnda.
Tobe Under the Auspices
of the United Slates.
Tlie Cana! Shall be Open in Time
of War as in Time of Peace.
Nor Shnll Any Kitfit of War Bc Kxcr
ciscd.XorAny Actof HoMility Bc
Commiucl Within It-Kulcs
Substaiitlally Those Govcrn
Iiij: Uic TS'avijjntion of
thc Suez Canal.
WASH1XGTOX, Feb. C.-Thc followir.g
?s the tcxt of the nesv tteaty negotiuted
in relation to thc construction or tlie
LMcaragruan Canal;
The United Statcs of Ameritfr and Her
Majesty. the Queen of thc United King
aom of Great Britain and .Ireland, Em
press of Indla, lvMng desirous to fjcih
tate the construction of a ship canal to
conncct the Atla/ntic and Pacific ocrans.
and to that'cnd remove any ODliction
?which inay arisc from the eonvention or
April 19, ItSO. cotnmonly called the Cl.iy
ton-milwer Treaty, to the construction
of such canal under the auspices of the
goverament of the United States withoUt
impairlng the "gciieral prineiple" of neu?
tralization established in article VIII. of
rnnt eonvention, have for that purpose
a/ppolntcd as tlieir plenipotenliaries:
The l-Tesident of the United Siates;
John Hav. Secretary of the United States,
and Her Majesty, thc Queen vf t.rrat
Hritain and Ireland. Empress of Xndia, the
Kipht Hon. Lord Pauncefote. G. C B.,
G C M. G.. Her 'M'ajcsty's Amhassador
Bxtraordlnary and Plentpotentiary to the
Untted States.
Who, havmg eommunicated to carn
th'lr full powers. which were found to
ibe in due and proper form. have agreed
upon the followtng articles:
Article].?11 is agreed that the canal
mav be constructed under the auspices of
The* government of thc United States,
euner dirctly at its o-wn ccst. or Oy the
girt or loan of money to individuals or
ccrporations, or through -subscripiion to
or purchase of stock. or Sfoares. and
tnat sub.n.:i to tlie pr.,visions of the
present eonvention the said government
shall have and enjoy aJl the rigihts i'ici
<ient to such construction, as wcll as the
cxcluslve rlght of providing for the iegu
iation anu managemerit of the canal.
Article II.?The hlgh contracUng par
ties, desinng to preserye and inaintain
tne general pnnciple of neutralization
established in article VIII.. of the Clay
ton-.Bulwer eonvention. adopt, as the. bas
is of such neutralization, the follbwing
ruies. sirbstantlally ;is ombodied in the
eonvention between Great Pritain and
certain other >Powers. signcd at Constan
tlnopie. October 29, IS^S. for the frec navi
gation of the Suez Maritime 'Canal, that
1? to say:
1?The canal shall be frec and open in
time of war as i:i time of seace. to the
veRSCls of ccennv-xce nnd of war of all
nat'ons on icrms of entire equality, so
that th?re shnll be no ddscr minatjon
a^rainst anv nation or its citizens or sub
jeets in lespert of the conditions or
charr-es i?f iraflle or othorwise.
2?The canal shall never be hloclcaOe-.l.
nor shall any right of war be oxerclsed
nor any act of hostility be ommittod
wUh'n it.
3_Versels of war of a bellig'erent sliall
2iot revietual nor take any stores in the
canal excopt s<> far as inay be strietly
necessary, and the transit of such vessels
through the canal shall be et'.'ected wilh
the least posslblo delay. in KccOrd witb
the rerulations in foree. and willi onl/
surh inlermission as nifty result from the
r.ccc;-sTtlrs of the service.
Prizes sliall te in all respe>cts subject to
ihe same rules a.s vessels of war of the
1?5Co belligerent shall einbark or dif.em
bark troops, munltK<ns of war or wariikc
materials in the canal except In case of
an aceldental hln<lrar.ce of the transit,
anl in such caso ths transit shall be re
siwrted with all possible oispatch.
;,_The provi-inns of this artlcie rhall
apjily to waters adjacent to .the canal
within three marine miles of olther -.'nd.
Vessels of war for a bellgerent sli;il! not
remain in such wa.ters long.r tlian twenty
lour hours at any one time except In'case
of distrwss. and in such oast! shall t'epart
as i-oon as piA.-ible. but a vessd of war
of one bcl'.!serent shaH not Oepart within
twenty-fjur hours from the dennrture of
a vestel of war of tlie other betlteerexit.
tl?The plant, establishment;-, buildings
.ind all works neaessurj' to the construc?
tion, mainlainance and opcralion of tlv
cunai shall be deemed to be paft thcreoJ
for the purpo-es of this conve: t'on. ind in
time or war as in time of peace, shal* enj ?y
Ctohplete in.munity irom attack or injury
by bolligerenti and from acts calculate-.l to
impair thelr usefulness as part of the
T_^Xo forification.s shall be erected
commandhig the canni or the waters adja?
cent. The United Slates. buw. ver. shall
be at llberty to maiutain such m'-!itar>
pollce along the cattal as may tffi necessary
to pro,ct't U agalnst lawk-.ssness and d!s
Article 111.?The high contracting parties
wlll, immediatcly ii|?n the '.-xchange of
the ratllicatlons of this eonvention, bring
It to the notice of the other powers and
invile thejn to adhere to it.
ArticJe IV.?The present eonvention shul!
be ratllled by the Prasldent of the United
Stjutes by and with the advlce and con
scnt of the Senate thereof. and by Her
Urltannic Majesty: and the ratlticaUon
shall be exehanged at Washington or at
Eondon within clx months from tlie date
hereof, or eurlwr if possible. In !aith
whereof. fhe respective plehlpotcntiariesi
liavn slpned Uals eonvention and thareunto
aftixed tbeir scals.
Done i:t duplicato at Washington, A.
D.. Fobruary 0, 1900.
Th? Presldent'ti letter of tratismlttal Is
a* follows:
To the Senate: I transmlt herewlth
?R"ith a vicw to receiving; the advlce and
content Of the Senate to its ratlficatlon.
- a eonvention thls day signed by the
raspective plenipotcntiarlcs of the United
gtAtes and Great Eritain to f?cJ!Hste ihe
construction of a ship canal to connect
t!ie Atlantic and PacMc oceans, and to
removo any objectlon which mlght arlse
out of Ihe oonvention of April 19, 1S30,
commonly callcd the Claytpn-Buiwer
trcaty, to the construction of such canal
under the auspices of the government of
the Unltcd States.
Executlvc Manslon, Washington, D. C,
February 5, 3900.
Secrctarj* Hay is determlned that the
?Stato Department shaJl observe with,
Mie most scrupulous fidelity whatcver
obllgations may rest upon it toward
Nicaragua and Costa Rica, in the matter
of the construction of the Nicaraguan
canal. It has not been possible to move
in that matter pending the removal of the
obslaclo in tlie way of the canal building
presentca by the Clayton-Bulwer treaiy.
There has not boen the slightest' dis
positlon to ignore the governments of
?our sister republics in the mater, but
In the view of the Dcpartment it would
not have bcen safc nor dignilied to make
overtures to them beforo the T'ni'ed
Stats had acquifed the power to deal with
a free hand with the canal problem so
far as Great Britain was concerned.
'N'ow. however, the Department will
address itself to the gove.rnments of
Nicaragua, and Costa Rica looking to the
acquiroment of whatever prbvisibns are
deemed essentiaJ to the construction of
the canal and its operation.
About the samp tlme, or rathcr as soon
as tlie Ser.ate blll shall have ratitied
the trcaty and the ratifk-ation shall have
been exchanged, the Dopartnient will ad?
dress identical not?s to the great marl
time powers of the whole world to secure
their adlieslon to the project for the pre
petual neutralization of tlie canal.
Tlie First MoneyThat WasContributed
in Their lioitot*.
At the tea ghven at Dee Camp Hall last
cvening by the Daughters.of the Confed
eracy, one of the Virginia Daughters
bibught with her the two first dollars,
bcautifully frained. which vrere presehted
to her ait<=r an address inade iu the. AVo
man's Building in Chicagxi in 1S93. This
money ivas given for starting a fund for
the Unlversity. which is to be a memorial
to the wqtn-sn of the South.
Govornor Tyler made reference to this
in a. most. pleaslng manner in his address
to the Daughters; he was both humorous
and "pathetic. alludlng to the fact that
this memorial would be niore lasting thcui
any statue in marble or bronze.
This interest!ng and bea.ut!ful gift will
he kept in rhe Oonfederat^ Museum untll
the Memorial Coilege shall have been
ereoted, when it will be placed in that
building in a glass case.
A Nifflit Attnck ^ladc ou Battalion of
Forty-Senenth Infantry.
MAKIL.A. Fc-b. 0.?The insurgents nt
tacked the first battalion of the Fbrty-fifth
mfaiurv. ncar Niac. A major and a cap
tain were wounded and one sergeant kil
lc-d, but details of the engagement are
Ships arrivincfrom Begaspi r?port that
the Insurgent General Pana cencentrated
a larpe force about t'.ie top of the town
,md madc a sharp night attack on Major
Sliipton's battalion of the Forty-seventh
Iiifantry, which occupied a large convent
as a fort.
One battalion and a battcry have sailed
as reinforcem'ents for Shipton. The casu
alties are unkm vn.
A ccrporal and four men, -while patrol
Iing the raiirbad ncar Mabacalat recently,
disappeared and are suppoVed to have been
< aptured. A searching iiarty looking for
them was aibbush'ed and a corporal kill
The Management of the South Caro
lina Dispensary System to be
Greatly Chan^ed.
COLUAIBIA, S. C. Feb. ti.?The State
Board of LJquor Control is to be abblish
cd, and the management of ihe dispen?
sary to be radic-ally chaiiged. The Senate
bill to jirovide a new system of goverh
ment was passed in tlie House to-day,
and the Governor will approve the act.
The, vote in the Hoitse was 77 to 24 in
Iavor?of aoolisiiing the board. The action
of the Gciiera! Assensbiy is uie result
of dissatisfaetion all over tlie SUite, by
lack of harmony in lht? i)io.-?nt board.
Tiiere were no charges of open dislicn
esty in the speeches to-day, but it was
plainly asser'etl that the faetlonvl ti^rht
among the members cf the board had
h'urt the Slate.
The bill proyldes that three direotors of
unquestioned character are to be eiected
for a icnn of two years. instead of rivc
years, as at present The commissioner
or superintendent. ele?tcd oy the board
heretofore. and the caitse of all the dis
sension. is to be eiected by tlie General
AHSo::ibly and given powr to apnoirit
employes, a right denied him now. He is
to rec?lve a s.'-mv . t >?.-. ?.- luriuio.
There is strong opposition to the dis?
pensary system on the part of the Pro
htDUJUonists, Who polled iwenty-six yotes
on dlrect issue, and of the Jocal option
peotpie,1 w!to wam ihe lio.uor ttafllc left
in the hunds of cach county.
The House rb-night. -by a vote of 6S to
39, killed Mr. Pauersor.\s substitute prop
osulon to d-o av.-ay v.ith the Staie DLs
pensary, and let the iiquors be shipped
direct from distUlers to county dispensa
There are nther features of the present
;aw wheh will ba amended. but the maiii
Jssue is settled until the DemocraXic i>ri
mary this sumtner. when dispensary, pro
hibition and local option will each have
a ticket for State oflicers. Sorne mem?
bers, opposed to the dispensary; voted
for the bill to-day as better' than the law
now in force. knowing that prohibilion
or locai option could not pass the Senate.
Improbablo That He Will Be Con
KORFOLK. VA.*, Feb. C?Special.?Tn
the case o! Justice Fleming, on trial at
Princess Anne Courthouse for the a'.leged
murdei of Clarence Sriyder. several wit
nesses'for the proseeution addsd nothing
not already knoivn. Twelve wltnesses
for the 'ieteirce will ba heara tr>-morr_ow.
The defenoe. it is believed, will try to
prove an alibl.
The general belief is that it is highiy
Improbable i^emlng ean be convicted.
Diirtlam Dots.
DURHAM. X. C, Feb. ?.?Special.?Only
nine deaths wera reported in the corpo
rate limits for the month of January.
Pr.eumonia is epldemlc all through this
sectlon, and many cases have proved
Fears ure expresaed that unless the
party leaders here are verj" consen*atlve
trouole may arise here in tha comlng
catnpabjn. ?whlch already ? glx-es evldcnce
that it will be heated and bltter.
Senate Chambet Crowded
With Spectators.
Judges Watts and Leake, Messrs. Car
ter, MillhiserandAndersonHeard..
Presidcnts Williams and Myers to
Stato Tlieir Vietvs?Seaboard
People Charge tlie Other
Sidotvith Coiitlucttnjr a
aiononoly?Mr. Car
ter's Iteply.
The Senate Committee on Roads sat In
tlie Senate Clutmber last night to hear
the advoeates and opponents of the bill
to grant the Seaiboard Air Eine a charter
to build a road from Richmond to Wash?
Every scat iii the bail was occupied,
and interestea' spectators fllled a.< the
space in the aisles back of the railings.
Aiter hearing three gentlemen in favor
of the bill and tiwo in opposition, the com?
mittee adjourned to meet Lo-night.
Uiirectly after the committee had been
called to order by Chairman ?Maynard,.
cjenator l-'Iood introduced a substiuue
for the bill he had offered incorporating
the Washington and Richmond Rail
way Comipany, and for the one prc-semed
by Kenator Cogbill, incorporating tlie
Kichmond and Washington Air Eine Rail
road Company. He and Mr. Cogbill be
came jointly the patrons of the riew bill.
The incorporators named in the sub
stltute are John Skelton Williams, E. St.
John, J. William Middendorf. James H.
Uooley, T. C. Williams. Jr.. Gardiner L.
Bcothe and Julien T. Burke. The names
of George Wayne Anderson, S. L. Kelley,
and S. S. P. Patteson, who were corpora
tors in the Cogbill bill. were ?tricken
out in the substltute. This bill provides
that before the-charter shall become ef
fective the charter held by the State in
tlie Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto?
mac road shall he sold to the Richmond
and Washington Air Line Railway Com?
pany, or to flime other purchaser. after
due advertisement. The bill guarantees
that the proposed new company wili pay
not less than $200 per share for such
scock. The bill provides also that the
Rienmond and Washington Air Eine Com.
pany shall executc bond in the sum of
$50,000 with the Richmond Trust and Safe
Ueposit Company, as surety, which shall
be forfeited to the State if the company
snall fail to ibtiy otit the Commonweaith's
lioldmgs in the Richmond, Fredericks?
burg and Potomac at $200 per share.
Tho bill further provides that the road'
should be comriienced within five yearf
and he completed within five ycars.
Judge Eegh K. Watts. general counset
for tho Seaboard Air 'Line system, ad
dressed the committee at sornc length.
He started out by reminding the com?
mittee of the nced of competing line
from Xorth to South. He told of the
great extent of thc system he rcpre
sented, which he said traverseil seven
States. Xext, he rcminded the com?
mittee of the disadvantages under which
the railroads laborcd when thcy had to
accept the terms of thc Richmond. Fred?
ericksburg and Potomac to haul its
.passengers and carry its freight from
Kichmond to tlie Xorth.
The Judge- called attention to the offer
12 per cent. on its holdings in the Rich?
mond. Fredericksburg- and Potomac
of the old company to pav the State
road. He apgued that this guarantce
would bo worth nothing if in times
of depression the company shall be un
able to pay this remarkable interest.
He took up tlie statcment of thc iin.an
cial history of the Richmond. Froder
iseksburg and Potomac road and claim
ed that a carcful study of the ligures pre
sented would s-how that at no time in
tho past could the company have paiti
12 per cent. interest. He E-ridiculed the
idea. that thc interest from the State-'s
holdings in the old road would by "somc
sort of linancial logerdomain be able td
pay off the State debt before the bomls
have matured.'* He did not know who
figaired out this proposition, but he con
tended that the thing could not-be ac
? The judge said the end of the Rich?
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac Com
pany's 12\per cent. interest might be a
reccivership. He argued that by the
sa'e of the stock on the terms offered by
the new company and by applylng the
revrnue. rcceived therefrom. the State*.-.
bonds could be retird earlier than under.
tho 12 per cent. plan.
Judge Watts said there was no founda
tion for the talk about this belng a
movement to bring the Richmond. F-red
ericksburg and Potomac to terms. It
was simply a movement to extend th:
Seabpard's system to the Potomac river.
As evidence of good fait-h hls compaw
offered to give bond with approvetl se
curity. in the sum of $3O,CO0 condltionea
ujxni tho building of tho road and tho
buyirig of the State's holdings in the.
o'd comranv at not U-ss than $200 per
share. The time had come. he t'mitght.
to put down a railroad mononoly ano.
to allow fair railroad eompetiuon.
Tho judge said. leaving aside the m.it
ter c.f about ?20.000 taxes that woula
be pa-fd to the State. eounties and towns.
there. were many rcasohs why this char?
ter should bo grantod.
Scnator Foster wanted to know what
effect the ?grantins of this charter.wouid
have upen the Fny Line of stoimers
and the shops at Portsmouth.
The judge replied that the Seaboard
already runs Its trains to Washincrton
over the Atlnntic Ccast T.inf> ami T>'ch
mond; Fr"der!cksburg and Potomac
sracks. The advantage gained by the
?jrrnnf?:"'? of the charter wouhl be that
tho Seaboard would have its owr. trapk.
He did not kno^* how |ho in~*>:'n-- ??
^ho-'s would be affeeted. but not in thij
Yv>m.ol>st degree in his j>id_ttmf>r't. Xct
fo'k as well as Richmond. he safd, would
be ber.efite'l bv tho extPTOsfon of- th.-y
system to T\rashington. Tbe Bay Eine
is an importint hranch nf thn rtr=>'-:TTi '?
nnd f?-e service will contlnue to be im
I President "WHlIsms. s-iid that th" Se-'
[tiortrd had contraotrd for an adflltinnal
I 'hoat f<ir rlie Bay Line.
' ..l-.-rtge AVnt^t-3. \n oi^eltidir)" >>ia "?-T"-"'-.
^tmade an earnest and eloquent apifeal to
<the committee to make a favorable re
port on the bill. i
Mr. Gustavus Aj ailllhiser -was intro
duced as the spo^esman for the Rich
?mond Chambcr of Commercc. He read
the petltion adopted ;by the Chamber.
Mr. Millhiser began hts remarks ln sup
port of the petitiori by gomg toack'to 1SS5,
and teiling of how freight rates were
then upset. The source of oppression was
the Richmtond, Fredericksburg and Poto
mac, which stood ibetween Richmond
and Washington, at which latter polnt
the Baltimore and Ohio. the great com
petttor of the Pennsylvama. could be
reached. The people ol RIchmond adopt?
ed a herolc measure, and deeided to put
on a line of steamers between here and
New York. The citizens responded nobly,
and their action brought the rUiiroads
to terms. in many* cases freiglft rates
had been raised lifty pcr cent. Mr. Mill?
hiser read figures sncwing the reTjuctions
ln rates the. citizens of RIchmond se
cured when the rallroads saw that ex
orottant rates would not be submitted
to. idis reason, h?j said, in presenting
these figures was to show that thexe was
no occasion for increasing the rates. but
the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Po
tomae felt strong and powerful behind
the (bulwarks of State protection. The
company was prospetous. It was placed
in a position ln which it thought it couid
demand more of the people than was
necessary. to make a healthy basiness.
Mr. Millhiser said that he had been in
formed that the reason v/hy the Southem
Railway's main line. tc the South does
not ,pass Richmond, was because of the
obstructive tactics of the Richmond.
Freqericksburg and Potomac roitd. And.
now. he said, when annther wouid-be nval
comes into the iteld the same old tac'r.s
are pursued. His conception of staiehood
was not that the Cctfnmonwealth should
enter into partnershlp witn a few of its
citizens. but with all her pcople. There
were good reasons for the formation of
this railroad partnership, but when the
juniar partm-r reached manhood the State
should have severed its rclations with it.
That partner has now beeomc a mohopo
ly, -which is one of the greatest curses of
the age.
The problem before the world now, Mr.
.Millhiser said, is icotnmereial iiberty.
The remody for monopoly is the culfiva
tlon of a healthy public sentimenf. which
will detnrone monopoly and ail other
evils that. operate to the disadvantage
of the great masses of the pc-op'c.
ln eonclusion Mr. MMniser rcanc an
eloquent plea to the committee to dls
soive the relations existing between the
State and the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and' Potomac road. and op?n up the way
for healthy railroad competition.
The secretary of the committee read a
potilion frcm the Petcrsbirrg Ohamber of
Commerce asking the Gensral Assembly
to grant this charter.
Judge 'W'illiam Josiah Lea.ke, a director
of the Richmond. Fridericksburg and Po?
tomac road. nuxt addressed ihe committee.
He proceecVjd at once to argue that his
company was amply able to carry out its
pledge to pay the State 12 per cent. on her
lioldings in the road. whfch would amount
to $.r>6,000 a year. Thene was rix-S':venths
of the stock rcpresented at the meeting
when the resolirtion was adocted. Referring
to Judjrs Watts' stritement that the hiw
would not pcrmit a- railroad company to
pay to one set of st'ekholders more tnter
est tl.an to another, Judge Loake said
this could be done by consent of the
stockhoklers themselves.
Judge "tt'atts asked if it would not re
quire ur.animous consent.
Judt;e LeaUo replicd in the negative and
said the Court of Appeals had so deeided.
! The Judge.went into a mass of figures
as to the earnings of the road and argued
from them that the road would be able to
carry out Us'pledge. He said if the stock
iwldnrs should choose to give all the pro
tits of the road to the State, no one would
have the right to object.
With reference to the questiori of taxa
tion of the new road, Judge Loake said
thi-; would amount :o cemparath ely iitt'.e?
about SG.tiCO on niileaj-e.
Judge Leake paid a good deal of atten
tion to the proposition that the revemie
derived from the. holdings in the Rich?
mond. Fredericksbiircr and Potomac would
pay off the State debt. Ho read from a
circular printed and circulated among the
membefs of the Legislature.
The Judge said he. had been informed
that the Seaboard and Roanoke road last
year roturned no net revenue, yet thore
were some people who were willing to
laiv the stock at $200 per share. He want
ed to know what people wno paid that
srnn for this stock ought.to pay for the
d'vldend boaiing stock of the Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Potomac road.
Judge Leake said the statement had
gor.? abroad that most of the Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Potomac stock was
ownod by fofeigners. He stated that one
half of it was held in Virginia and one
fourth of it by women and children.
>ir. Tijll Carter followed Judije Leake.
He stated that tho Richmond, Fredericiis
bnrg and Potomac road already had an
am'cable arrangement with tho Seaboard.
Thore has been no complaint in recent
years as to freight rates. If a new roa.d
should be built tlur.e would. in all jiroba
bility, be no rctduction in rates. Possiblv.
there would be some cuiling, but the
stronger road would eventually al>sorb tb.
Mr. Carter. aftar professing his love fo
Richmond. said he was pained when he
foeard ihe resolutions of the .Chamliers
of Commerce*' of Richmond rsnd P-xnrs
burg to see Petersburg asked that before
the charter is grant.?d ampio provision bo
made to proteet the State's hoidings. while
Richmond business rnen voted down the
amendment off-ered by Mr. Carter Scott
looking to the protection of Virginia's
stock. '
Mr. Carter ridiculed the idea that the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
road is a monopoly. He said it chargecl
no more. freight rates or passenger rates
than other roads and made fair and
(Continued on Second Page.)
It is GeneraHy Beiieved That Taylor
Will Acquiesce in the Terms of
the Amicabie Agreement.
FRAXKFORT, Kt.. Feb. 6.?Whether it
shall be war or peace in- Kentueky rests
*o-ni"ht with Governor Taylor alone.. The
quesUon has been in his rpind all day.
and to-night he declared that he had
reached no declsionr and will announce
r.--- - b^'p-e fp.""irT.T.
The text of the agreement.reached by
t cr .),...-.:?? -? ??><'?.-s-ijiiC iast tiighc was
brought ta Wm this mormng by a com?
mittee eonsisting of General Dan Lind
?ay T H. Eaier, and T. L. Edelen. They
harded Govarhor Tavlor a c-.-.py. of the
a?reement, were closeted with him for
a?5hcrt tiaje. nnd then departed. As thev
ieft the building Mr.; Bakpr" remarkedr
"I hope and beileve'that the enrire matter
wllt b? amrcably adjusted. More than
(Continued on Second Page.)
Te the Exclusiontf All
Other Business.
Amendment to Defer to International
Mr. Gibson Opened Dcbate With a
General Argunient for Expansion.
"Wo Are," llo Said, "Expanston
ists by jrlcrcdity and Besti
ny"?Mr. AVilliams Spokc
Aiiainst Anuexntion.
WASHIXUTUN, Feb. G.?Mr. Aldrieh,
chairman of tihe Finance Committee, of?
fered an amendment to the pending Ft
nanelal bill, providing that nothing in the
bill shall interfere with efforts to secure
international bimotallism with the con
currence of the leadlng nations of the
Mr. Pettus, or Alaba-ma, offered ano'thcr
amendment providing that ine bill shall
not be construed to affect the presep.t legal,
tenaer quality of silver dollars coined t>y
tihe United States.
To thc same bill Mr. Chandlcr pre-posed
an amendment providing that the gold
doliar of 23.S gralns, and the silver dol'.ar
of 4121-2 gtains, t.ihall be the unit of
value. and that. all forms of moiiey issued
or coined by the United States shall be
mamtained at tbat parity of value: and
that the Ujited States notes and treasury
notes, wheri presented to the Treasury
for redemption, shall be redeemed in guld
or silver coin ot* such standard.
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas. a'.so gave no
tlce of an amendment to the same bill,
providing for an. "Emergency fund" of
$5U,WiO,000 in Treasury notes.
. A joint resolution authorizing the Pres
tdent to appoint one 'woman-commi-sipner
to represcnt the United States and the
Xattorral Society of the Daughters of the
American Kevolutfon at the unveiling
ot the statue of Eafayette at tlie EXpo
sltion at Paris, was passed.
A biil was passed to erect a publlc
building at .Selma, Ala., at a cost of
>Mr. Oaffery, of Eouislana.. then resumed
his speech on .tihe Philipplne question.
Mr. Butler, of Xorth Carolina. replied
to speeches of Messrs. Morgan. McEnery
and Money, on the proposed amendment
to the constitution of Xorth Carolina He
mamtained that the proposed amendment
was clearly not unconstitutional.
An agreement was reached that from
the present time until after the fina! vote
of the Hnancial bill. that measurc would
be taken up each day after. routine. morn
ing business, to the exelusion of every
thing else.
Mr. Foraker gave notice that as soon as
tho tinancial b!l! was dispossd of he
would ask the Senate to take up the
bill providing a civil government for
Porto Rico.
Mr. Cullom exprossed the hope that^his
notice would not interfere with the con
sideration. of tho measure providing a
government for Hawali.
Mr. Shoup announced that the Com?
mittee on Privileges and Elections would
press the eonsideration of the case of
former Senator Quay. of Pennisylvania,
as soon as the financlal bill had passed.
The conference report on. the urgency
detlciency bill was agreed to.
The followlng bills were passed:
Recognizing the able and gallant ser
vice of Captain Francis Ttittle, reverwe'
cutter service. his officers and men of the
Bear; also the heroic services of Lieti
tenants D. X. Jarvis, E. P. Bertholf and
Dr. S. J. Call. composlng the overland
expedition to Point Barrosv. Arctic ocean,
for the relief of imperilled whalers; con
cernlng the bearding of ve-ssels; to au
thorize the Southeastern railroad to cen
struct a bridge aeross Eumber river,
within tho boundary llnes of Robeson
county, X. C: to extend the trms for
tho completion of a bridge aeross tha
Fl ist river betwren the city of fXew
YorK and Eong Island.
At'ter a brief executlve session tho
session at 4:55 P. M. adjourned.
In tlu-H>)iis!'.
WASHINGTOrX. Feb. 6.?The Ph'Iippino
nitestlQn again occupied tho- attentJon of
the House to-day. Mr. Wjll.ams. of Mis
sissippi, presented an argument against
the annexation of the PhilipuiiifiS. which
auracted much attention. It was devot'ed
almost en.tir.ely to the commercial aspects
of the acquisition. holding that the ab
sorption of the island would be ultlroately
ruinous to tho American producers of
cctton. rice. tobacco. hemp and sugar.
Mr. Morris. or Minnesota, made an ex
haustive lecal argument in support of the
rtght to hold and govern the islands. The
o:her sptoJcers were M?:?srs. Gibson, of
Tenncssee; W; A and H. C Smith, of
Michigan; Cochran, of Missouri, and Xe
yiH-3, of Xebraska.
The general debate on the diplomatic bilt
closed to-day and wlll he taken up to
morrow under the flve-minute rule.
The flnal conference report c:? th? urgeh:
detlciency bill was agreed to.
When the diplomatic bill was taken up
Mr. G-ibson. of Tennessee, opened the. de?
bate with a general argument in favor
ot* expansion. reviewing the acquisitions
of territory frorn tfcvs foundation of the
govern-ment. to show that expansion had
been a na:ional poilcy slnce its inceptton.
Mr. Wiliiarcs said it was not very Iofty
to discuss this question from the =tanl
r-olr.t of dollars and cents. but the spirit
of eommercralism. made it ncoessary. He
sa'd.that frc.rn the standpoint of Ameri?
can. agrlcultural industry and American
labor, the aunexation of the Philippines
would bo dkadvan/.ageous in comparison
with what could be done* under conspara
tively fP5Q trade relat'.ons. He believed
that if we a'ded the Filipinos in setitfns
up a stable government there we coald
obtain perpetual free eatry for our goods
and -escape the great question that was
perplexing V3. The cost of malmaining
"rv.CCO trocps, which wontd be necessary to
malntain order in the Plillippinss, would
be .'three tirne^ the yahie ol the -jxports
and 'rcports of the .'slands.
, Mr. 3Iortis -tthoughi there were higher
and nobler issues inyolved in the acqui?
sition ot the Phiiippirtfs than the henents
of our trade. and argued that f:he rlght
?o- scqulre tihetn had been established T>y
the decision of the, courts. .-. - ?
i?r. SCevilte, in eppesing a!m=*scatibn. satd
-he had proralsed -bfe constHtienlS; nevi?r
to votea.doliar for the support of the j
Siiltan of Sulu, with his eight wlves and
one. hund?M and forty-3tx glaves.
Mr. Coohran, of Mlssourt, said that If
we were to govern the Philippines under
the constitution it must be subject to all
the llmitations ot that lnstrument. He
?calied attention to the fact that the
agreement made with the Sultan of Sulu
recognized slavery, and was, therefore,
m vlolation of the constitutton, which
provided that slavery should be forever
prohtbited, not only in the XJnited States.
'but in all territory over which it exer
?cised Jurisdictiou.
After some remarks by Mr. H. C. Smlth,
supportmg the Boer side of the South
Atncan contention, the House at 5 P. M.,
Hc Proposcs to Comc toKichmontl on
Xcxt Monrtny.
The sprvial joint committee appolnted
by the Legislature to invlte Hon. TT.
J Bryan to address them in this City,
vesterdav reveived a telegram from Mr.
Brvan. dated Plalnlield. X. Y., saying "<
would be glad to address them on Mon
day. February 12th. The committee re
plied to Mr. Bryan that they would be
glad to have him address them on that
date. but if it were as convenient to him
they would prefer to have him cofte on
the following Wednesday or Friday. The
reason of this is that some of the mem
bers go to their homes on Saturday, andT
it would be lnconvenlent for them to be
?here on Monday.
The Academy of Mitsic. where it has
been deeided to hold the meeting, can
only be had on tho afternoon3 of Mon?
day or Wednesday or Friday evening.
The committee have receive no reply
as yet to their last telegram.
A Bill to Kefer Themtothe Secretary
of War for Setthnnenr.
WASHtNGTOX. Feb. C?Special.?A
bill wili be introduced in the House :n a
few days reterring ull southem war
clalros to the Secretary of War for ad
justmeht and settlement. The Secretary
will be empowered to appoint a board.
who shnil investigate all claims agamst
the Government arising out of theJde
struction of property and depreitations
committed bv Federal troops during the
civil war. A sum sufficient is to be ap
propriated to pay these claims that do
not exceed a stipulated amount. subject
to the approvaV of the Secretary of \\ ?r
after they have been fully investigated
and pa?sed upon by the board. A bill
of this kind will greutly expedite the
procedure from the mcthod now in yogue.
and it is thought the btii will meet with
little opposition if properly advocated be
fore Congrcss. .
Representative Jones. of V irglnia. to
day appeared before the House Commit?
tee on War Claims to urge favorable ac
tion on his bill for tlie adjustment ot the
claim of the State of Virginia against the
Fcderul Government for money loaned
and expended during the war of !*?-'?
The claim amounts to ^,000,000-. and Mr.
Jones savs there is reason to believe that
the committee will renort faVorably on
the Ind. It will be the tirst business of
the committee at its next meeting. It an
earlv renort can be had Mr. Jones is ot
the opinion he can secure its passage dur?
ing this Congress.
Representative Jones has introduced a
bin to pay St. George's Episcopal church.
at Fre'lericksburs-. Va., St.WJU for dam
age done te the church by Federal troops
during the war.
House Committee on W ar Claims has
reported adverselv the bills to pay. bt.
George Amhler. James D. Hankins. W. fa.
Ro.idpn and R. T. Vaughn compensation
for property tahen by the Federal artm.
AlsoT the claim of Dennis O Dea. of R cli
numel, Va.. for ?I.1C0 for property used by
Cnion troops during the civilinr.
Rcnrcsentative Enes. of Virginia to
dav "introduced bills to pay the trustets
of "the Episcopal church. Dinwiddie coun
tv Va Sl.?tiii in full for c.amagcs done
to' the church during the war: to pay
"W H Wessdn $4,000 for cotton destroved
afier'-the surrender oi the Confederatc
armv to pav Oak Grove Method-.st
church. Dinwiddie county. \n., Sl.OWl m
full for damages done to the said church
by the Union army while occupying the
same as a hospital. .
The War Department to-day denied the
renort that Senamr Daniefs son had been
promot^l and ordered to the Philippines
t0ReVres'entative Quarles. of Virginia, hus
returned to the cityv
T Vv" Berry. Bedford City. and R. C.
Clarke.'cf Culpeper. Va.. are in the city.
Not a Word From Him for Three
Days?"Fighting- Now Goingon"
Reported From Ladysmith.
LOXDO.N-, Feb. 7.-1:45 A. M.-LonT
Roberts has cauaed to be distributcd m
tlie towns tordering upon the invaded
colonial territory an invitation to I-ree
Staters and TraMvaalers to go into the
desert. offerin^- them good trea.ment
and a rcstoration to their farnu on the
British occupation of republic-an . terri?
tory. ,
The manifesto gua-antees tnat those
bringing horses can sell them. Foreigners
v.-ill have their passage paid to Europe.
Cclonial rebcls are advised to surrender
in preferenee to belng taken prisoners.
Xot a word' has been received from the
correspondents with General EuHer for
three days. It is as though Xatal had
been wiped ott the map, except the helio
jram from Ladysmith, saying that the
Boers are cannonading and that '?rtght
ing is going onr"
G?n MacDonald. with four thousand in
fantry.cavalrv and artillery threutens the
Boer right at Magersfontein. This is the
first sign of activity on the part of Lord
Methuen for some weeks, Jjarl. doubtless.
has relation to the movementa >of the
British further east.
LOXDON, Feb. 7.?The Standard has re?
ceived the foUowing dispateh. dated Mon?
day, February 5th. from KoiTPles.' Dam:
"General MaeDonald. with a brigade
of infar.try, a reglment of lancers. and
one battery. has- reached here from Mcd
der River Camp. in wha.t is regarded as
an fmp^rtant movement to the right of
the Boer positlon at Magersfonteln.
Koppies' Dam commands the roads
frorn Kimberley to Hopetc.wn and Doug
!as. Tho Boer laagers 'at Kamulhoek and
Griquatown are within striking distance.
"The arrival of General MacDonald's
column was opportuna. aa it just pre
vented two Istrge commandos effecting
a junction. He how holds both banks of^
the rlver.
"The lancers had two buushes with the.
Boer patrols. Thcre is great activity
among the enemy, and strong forces are
concentrattnS to oppo3e omr further ad
rance.The troops riuffered J.-ona heas and
scarcitv c-f watf>r duriag- the-cmrsh."
LONDOiS^. Feb. G.?This hoping, fear
ing, doubting nation remaina at the mer
cy of every wild rumor. The impression
that General Builer'sfQrcea.are.flshtins
will not die out ln spite or the.continuous
asseverations of the War OCIce that It
has nb news to conflrm that beliet
Frona Gape 'fown under to-day*s dat.
comea -the: statemest. that ud- to thfi?
inorirfng nothing has been heard there
regarding General Buller's recrosSlng the
(Continued oa" Secohd; Page.) g ~ i
Fisher Withdrew the Op
tions He Granted.
Williams & Sons and Wilson & Co.
Were to Finance the Company*
Xwo Bankins Firras Were to Take
Carc-of ?I>e Financial Enilof *ho
Strcet Car Situat iou, But Fisher
Interposed?Wby thc Iii
corporator* Could Not
There has been much speculation by
those who were not on the "Inside" as
to what caused the disugreement among
the incorporators of the. Richmond Pas
sengerr and Power Company, otherwise
known as the Richmond Street-Car Syn
dteatc. One thing, howcver, was pialn to
all who have followed the developments
in the recent tighc. That was that the
incorporators were at odds.
It was generally known, however. that
?an agreement had been entered into re
garding the fmancirig of the new com?
pany. It now develops that a contract.
dated July 22, 1S99. had been made be
tween E. W. Wilson & Co.. bankers. and
John P. Munn and George E. Fisher.
owners ot the stock of the Kichmond
Railway and Electrie Company. and its
allied llnes, and ot $l50.0tJO faco value
tirst mortgage bonds of the Seven Pines
Railway Company, and &0.00<> face?vaii:e:
tirr.t mortgage bonds of the Manchester
Railway and Improvement Company, by
which Wilson & Co. secured an option to
purchase on or before December 10th. tS30.
all of the stock of the Richmond Rail?
way and Electrie Compmiy. or Fisher
and Munn, and the entire capital stock
ot the Seven E'lncs Parkand Eand Com?
pany, and certaSn rtral estate. located at
Seven Pines. and all ctaims or debts
due by the street railway llnes or either
or all of them to Fisher and Munn, to
gethcr with the bonds.
Wilson & Co. stated that the-ir intentloc
was to secure charter and franchlses ta
operate the llnes named. This U the pre
amble to anotbe-r contract dated Xavem
ber 11, 1809, made between E. W. Wilsor.
& Co.. of Xew York, and John E. VVil
Hams & Sons. of this city. This contract
stater that the two banking tlrms have
agreed to en-operato In reorganizing and"
rehabilitating the properties of the com
panles whe.-i the franchlses wpr* obtalned,
and for that purpose to market and dis
poae of the securitles of the new eorpora
Accordingiy. Williams & Sorrs were> sold
by Wilson & Co, onc-haif interest and title
li and to the contract or optlon betwesn
the latter and Munn and Fisher. and In
tte stock. bonds and o'.her p-.-orrerty to he
transferrert. Thoirgh the option exnlred'.
December 10, ISTO. an extension of ninety
(tays was to be asked for. Wilson & Co.
fi:rtr.?r asretd that before the Board ot
Aldermen of Richmond should act on the
ordinance then pending. that they would
obtaln a written agretment frcot at teast
five of tte then present incorporatnr-i.
that after the t'.pproval of the ordinance
they wou'.d rcslgn and eiect five uthers.
th.-ir successors. who w*?re to be named
by John E Williams & Sons. and .trantffet
and assign all thelr interests and titlc K
franchise and charter then grantetf, and
that. Williams- & Sons would be er.tit.'.d tfl
subscrilie and have ftve-eie-venrhs of th:
total capital stock of the company on lat
saimo basis and terms as the other sab
scribers. which five-clevenths o? the stoek
=hould be subject to the poolinsf arrar.te.
ment and th^ terms and condition* of the
contract. together with the reroamttyr ot
the stock. The two flrms. it was agreed.
were to mutualry co-operato in tlnan-:n
and reorg.mization. It was stlpulated tnat
both Rrms were to cqually share all bene
fits and r.rcllts. sba-e ?""^ 4',vire *lI5lw
some detaies.
In the settlement of the Coyd-Xewton
svndieate the amount of capital stock
to he given rticm was not to exee*:l
S2O0.00O par value, but it was understoo-.l
that If it was necessary to pay-<more to
the syndicate additional enmrwnsatinn
for their services. and cn-operatlon. t'ne
expense was to be paid o".t of the shar;
ot the protlts of Wilson & Co.. withont
(Continued on Second Page.")_
?tncornorators determlne t<? put up tho
bond vin'the electrie street railway tran
chise matter. ?_?
?fnteresting gossip from the uegisiu.
?The bond of S^t>.?00 put up by the cor
porators of the Richmond Passenger and
Power Company.
?Telegraru from W. J. Bryan saytng
he would come to Richmond next Mon
?Xew chatr may be establishcd at Rich?
mond Collega. ?
?Interesting hearing on the proposed
charter for the Rtchmonu and Washing?
ton railway. _ _,;,
?Contract entered into by E. W. "Ullson
& Co.. of Xew York. and John L- Wil?
liams & Sons. of Richmond. throws new
ught on the street-car situation.
?Triat of Samuel Beale. for clubbjng
Patrick McDonald to death and placing
his body on the rallroad track to conceal
his crime. and the trlal of A. C. Gilllgan.
for the rnurder of C. Bevwly lurner.
both to come up in Isle of Wight t.ounty
Court at thi3 term. Beale** case 1?
now on. .'?. ? ? 'Jj
?J. T. Meyers sentenced for four yeara
for the betrayal of seventeen-year-ota
Kittv Shunr.ebarcger. at Pulnski._
?Sussex county land* to be proces
sloned. This coanty sends petition in,
favor of Seaboard charter.
?Jfewport News Democmtic Ciub electa
?A company chartered at Alexandria
to make automobiles.
-The Mahoneyville dlstillery atarts up
with capacity of SOt) gaUon* of Hquor a.
?Rush -work on the^ransoort Sumaer.
at the "Xorfolk navy-yard. _
-Justtce Flemtas w?? probably p?ov?
an aunt.
?Amlcable agreement llkely in tht Ken
tiiclcv W7!LQ2*0
?Text of tha canal treaty made pubit-.-.
?Xew section- to. financa bill ?po?te?s
lavoring blmetallism hy internaxionat
i ?X? report Jrom Bull?r for tnre* days.
?General MacDona Ui haa made a move..
A?-X heBoaraph message from Eadysnuth
aays heavy ilgbting la now going ojw

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