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RAXOEOP THERMOMETER.
?tt? following; ma the range of the ther?
mometer at Th? Times office yesterday. 9
A. SSL, 86: li M., CO; 3 P. M., 83; 6 P. M.,
?0; 9 P. M., *J2; _ M., ?9; avcarge, 60.
WEATHER FORECAST.
^ Forecast for Straday and Monday:
Virginia?Fair S?rn:_y. urjwmer la north
ern portion: Monday fair arxS warm, freak
southerly -wind?.
North Carolina?Fair and ntsrta Sunday
and Monday; fresh southerly winde.
VOL.US.JS?O. so.
24 PAGES.
RICHMOND TA. SUNDAY. MAY 13. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MR. ALEX. H. MEYER?
(President of the Richmond Carnival Association.)
Imposing Ceremonies Will Attend the Inauguration
of the Great Richmond Carnival and
Free Street Fair.
KEYS OF MUNICIPALITY WILL BE SURRENDERED.
Freedom of the City to Be Given to the King of the Carnival
and His Loyal Subjects?Thousands Will Witness the
Monster Celebration?Broad Street's Transforma?
tion?Programme of the Week of Festivity and
Gaiety?The Story of the Carnival.
The Carnival is at hand, and to-morrow
will witness the inaugural ceremonies of
the Grc-.it Richmond Carnival and Free
Street Fair.
The appearance of the Carniv.il thor?
oughfare, Broad Street, has been trans?
formed. One would hardly recognize it as
the Broad Street of itic'nniond a week ago.
The carpenter, the mas?n, and the deco?
rator have been hard at work, and the
r? suits of Un-ir combined labors is now
apparent.
From Tenth Street along Broad on both
s-id.-s to Adams booths of varied and unique
designs have been erected. Temporary
places of business are selected all along
the thoroughfare, and with the* dawn of
to-morrow more will appear, "lii, trades?
man will bring his war?..-?, and'the man
who is there to do business will make- his
appearance.
The consummation of carefully-laid
plans is about to be realized, and the
greatt-st celebration of its kind that the
South Has ever seen will soon be a realty.
With the days of the week will come
thousands of visitors from near and far.
Hi? hmond's enterprise. Industry and pro?
gress will be a?unbnstrattid to the world.
BROAD STREET.
Broad Street was alive with Carnival
crowds last night. People from all sections
of the city were out watching the build?
ing of the booths and the placing of deco?
rations. The work was steadily poing on
in spite of the night. They began to gather
on the thoroughfare early in the evening,
ntid continued to block the way until near
midnight.
The B?0U Theatre had the large search?
light in play, and caught the crowd. The
triumphal arch appeared beautiful under
the light, and showed to some dagrre the
grapdeur o? the magnificent structure.
That the Carnival has taken a strong
hold on the people was evident from the
?gatherings of last night.
' Rex has; issued the following proclama?
tion:
PROCLAMATION.
To AU Good Citizens und Sojourners With?
in the Portals of Richmond:
? will arrive within the portals of your
grand old city at s P. M. .Monday, May
14th. I now, command you to be present
at the coronation ceremonies not later than
S:1S P. M.
1 will give forth on that occasion the
following
EDICT:
In view of the many beauties of our
coming Carnival, and ttiat Thursday will
be Richmond Day, and tilled with many
Richmond features, and a holiday at all
banks, manufactories and wholesale es?
tablishments; and. again, in view of tiie
many beauties of. the floral parade of
Wft?Trt*6day. 5. P. M., 1 command you, my
people, close, as far as possible, your
places ->/ business and factories at 3 P. M.
6harp. ?\'????.?aa>?. of Hay the 16th day.
6'- 3 of the clock P. ??., and remain closed,
end in holiday attire, until the morning of
Friday of May. the ISth day. The King
bath spokeh. REX,
Hmry the First, of the House of Val- !
entine. ?
MEI-TTAiRY P.\KADE.
The military parade, which is to take
placa Thursday morning ?., H o'clock,
will prove one of the features
of the week, indeed. Colonel Q. Percy
llames, chairman of the Military Com?
mittee, and his committeemen have been
hand at work, and their efforts to secxire
a large attendance of the 'military of the
State has bee? most gratifying. The fol?
lowing will be the order of the formatien
cf the parade:
t'hief marshal and his staff.
The Richmond Light Infantry Blues and
band.
Governor Tyler and staff; the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and hand.
Battalion of Alexandria, Light Infantry
and band. Walker Light Guard, Old Do?
minion Guard, Anderson Light Infantry,
under Captain King, of Alexandria.
Mnnt;eella Guards, of Charlottesville;
Vance Guards, of Henderson, N. C? under
C'a: lain Peyton, of Charlottesville.
Jackson Lfght Infantry and band.
Norfolk City Guards, Lee Rifles, under
Captain Nottingham.
Company I, of Franklin, and band.
Peninsula Guards, of Hampton: New?
port News Light Infantry, under Captain
C. C. Vaughan, Jr.
Fishbourne Military Academy and Lo?
cust Dale Academy, under the ranking
officer.
Naval Reserves and band.
Artillery. Richmond ?Howitzers and
Grimes Battery, of Portsmouth, and band.
Surry Cavalry.
Other companies which report later will
be assigned to (positions by the chief
marshal.
The leaders of the various bands are re?
quested to report to Chief Marshal Hawes
at 10:15 o'clock Thursday.
COLONEL HAWES? STAFF.
Colonel G. Percy Hawes. chairman of
the Military Committee, and chief mar?
shal of the MilitaryNParade, (has sent out
a letter to the following-named gentle?
men, asking tthen) lo serve on his staff
during the Military Parade:
They will report to the Chief Marshal
at 10:15 o'clock at Adams and Grace Street.
J. N. Boyd, O. H. Berry, Carter M.
Branch, Jonathan Bryan, Joseph Bryan.
Cyrus Bossleux, L. Borschers, W. L.
Boyd. S. H. Bowman, J. Thomp.>-on
Brown, R. S. Bosher, E. J. Bosher,
Bruce Bowe, Dr. C. W. P. Brock, Julian
Bryant, T. L- Blanton, George L. Chris?
tian, Rev. George Cooper. T. A. Gary,
John Chamblin. T. N. Carter, S. L.
Carter. John Cussons, G. R. Cannon,
Alex. Cameron, Major Clay Drewry, Rev.
J. Y. Downman, Major J. H. Dooley,
John S. Ellett, C. H. Fleming, Nat Fray
ser. W. S. Forbes. H. A. Gillis, Colonel
John W. Gordon, H. S. Hawes. Dr. M. D.
Hoge, Jr., E. D. Hotchkiss, W. M
Habllst?n. Dr. George Ben Johnston,
W. R. Jones, T. F. Jeffresi. George F.
Jones, John A. Lamb, Hon. John Lamb,
T. A. Miller, John Malloney, P. II. Mayo,
E. T. D. Myers, Jr., Rev. L. R. Mason.
E. T. Mankin, B. B. Munford. Dr. Stuart
McGuire. J. D. McClintic. Dr. Edward
McGuire. F. E. Noiting. C. II. tNolting,
W. O. Noiting,- e_-Governor Charles T.
O'Ferrall, General A. L. Phillips, E. T.
Parkinson. W. C. Preston, Colonel W. H.
Palmer. J. Scott Parrirfi. M- S. Quarles,
Dr. George Ross. Dr. Charles Robins,
E. S. Rose, T. M. Rutherfoord, George
J. Rogers, E. Strud/wleke, G. L, Street.
iConU_u?d on Tenth Pag?? _
THE MACHINE ,
JUMPED UPON
BY DEMOCRATS
Meeting of the Clay Ward
Actives Was Held Last
Wat,
FREE SILVER IS NOW DEAD
Ir, Barksdale Has Not Changed His
Views, But Says There Are
Liver Issues.
SLEEPY OFFICIALS WHO
- DRAW FIVE THOUSAND
31 r. Folkes Says Somo of Thorn Have
Not Fallen in Line With the Party
on the Great Constitutional Con
veution Question?Hon. Eu?
gene "Withers is Highly
Praised and Honors
May Await Him.
There were about fifty persons in at?
tendance upon the meeting of the Clay
Ward Actives at Belviderc Hall last night.
Most of them wrere gentlemen who take a
very active part in politics. Among those
present were Mayor Taylor, City Attorney
Pollard, Colonel George Wayne Anderson,
Hon. E- C. Folkes and Hon. Isaac Diggs.
State Senator William P. Barksdale, of
Halifax, who was the principal speaker,
received an ovation. He was introduced
by Acting President Henry L. Carter.
Mr. Barksdale made an eloquent address
in favor of the Constitutional Convention.
"To speak plainly," said he, "the defeat
of the convention will mean a defeat of
the Democratic party. The present Con?
stitution was foisted upon us by negroes
and carpet-baggers. It was designed to
operate to the advantage of the negroes.
The time has arrived for Virginians to
make a Constitution that will fit them-,
selves and fit the present conditions in this
State."
THE OPPOSITION.
After Mr. Barksdale had spoken at some
length of the advantages that would accrue
from a revision of the Constitution, ne
said:
"I am sorry to have to state that in the
higher quarters of the party there seems
to be, at least, an indifference to the great
party issue that is to be voted upon on
the 24th of this month. Some of the big
leaders seem to be sulking in their tents."
.The eloquent Senator argued that a ma?
jority of the white people of the State
want the convention, and those who ope?
rate the parly machinery should not stand
ir. their way. The white people of Vir?
ginia, tie said, are determined to make it
possible for economic questions lo be voted
upon, without, regard to race questions.
Mr. Barksdale said that while he was a
free-silver man he realized that there were
liver issues. In fact, he could not see
how the currericy question could be a live
issue now when it would be Impossible
with a Senate adverse to any change to
pass a free coinage bill. He favored fight?
ing for live issues, and regarded the Con?
stitutional Convention as the liyest issue
now before the people.
The Senator said a Constitutional Con?
vention would result in lightening the
burden of taxes. Many useless offices
could be dispensed with, the > suffrage
question could' be so regulated as to make
it possible for the white people to divide
on economic questions, and the matter of
the appropriation of the school taxes as
to the races could be properly regulated.
Mr. Barksdale paid a beautiful tribute
to the Democracy of Richmond, and was
loudly applauded. . The club, 'by a rising
vote, returned its thanks for his able
address.
OTHER SPEAKERS.
Hon. E. C. Folkes was called for. He
said that before the Norfolk Convention
met he was opposed to the convention.
But the party having spoken, the was,for
the convention. He favored the re?
striction of suffrage by such method as
not to cause a white man to lose his
vote. ? I
Mr. Folkes also referred to some pub?
lic officials d'rawing $??,000 a year who
have been "too sleepy" to fall into line,
with the party. He eulogized William
Jennings Bryan.
Hon. Isaac Diggs responded to calls for
a speech. He paid a pretty tribute to
Hon. Eugene Withers, the father of the
convention movement, and suggested
him as the proper person for chairman
of the. convention. Mr. Digits also said
?he would like to see Mr. Withers the
first Governor under the proposed new'
constitution. The speaker jumped" upon
the alleged machine with both feet. He
said some of the most prominent party
leaders and Congressmen were opposed
to the convention. This movement, ?he
stated, originated with the people. It
was Btr??t?y a people's movement, and'
the people would down the machine as
they have always done when aroused.
Colonel George Wayne Anderson,^when
called upon, asked to be excused from
making a speech. ,
Margaret Jefferson Davis Hayes.
NEW ORLEANS, May-12.?It "is an?
nounced from United Confederate Alt?
eran headquarters here that Mrs. Marga?
ret Jefferson Davis Hayes, the only sur?
viving child of Jefferson Davis, will be
at the Louisville reunion. General Gor-,
don has appointed her daughter, the
granddaughter of Jefferson Davis, Miss
Varina Jefferson Davis Hayes, as sponsor
of the entire .South, and Miss Marv Watts
Wood, of Charlottesville, Va., as chief
maid of honor for the South.
The Republican Campaign.
DURHAM, N. C, May 12.?Special.?The
Republicans opened the campaign here,
last night with a sp>*eh by Rev. D. A.
Long, of Alamance, formerly president of
Antioch College, Ohio, where white and
colored students Avere on the same foot?
ing. The speaker offered to qivicfe time
with any one. but his remarks were so
driveling no reply was thought necessary.
?.?.- ?-.? _
Seele a Divor??,
Louisa John on yesterday, .through her
attorney, W. H, Beveridge, filed a bill
? for divorce frorn her husband, _. John
This is the gentleman that left ???? city
ht a mysterious manner en tha 1st of
| H-_vlM<l > -:.;'.; -? _""'!'_>
DIRECTOR-GENERAL BENSON.
A WRECK, FIRE
AND EXPLOSION
iNB.&O.TUNNEL
Engineer and Fireman Killed
and Probablj Five Un?
known Tramps.
WRECKAGE MASS OF FLAMES
Ali Efforts to Quench Them Have
so Far Proved Una?
vailing,
FIREMEN BURNED AND
OVERCOME BY SMOKE.
The Botlies of the Victims Haye Not
Been Ilecoverctl?Frank Limiteli,
AYhuse Ne^-lif;??lice is l??sponsi
ble l'or the Disaster, Has
Surrendcretl ? Says He
31 list Have Been
Asleep.
PHILADELPHIA, May 12.-Throiigii the
n?gligence ol" a tower man, who lay asleep
at his post, a disastrous and fatal freight
train wreck occurred here last midnight in.
a tunnel on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail?
way. An engineer and a lireman were
killed and five unknown tramps are sup?
posed to bo dead in the wreck. The pro?
perty loss is estimated at $1S5,000.
The man who was responsible for the
accident, Frank Lamtell, surrendered him?
self late this evening to C. O. O. Bent,
superintendent, in the employ of tne Balti?
more ana Ohio Railway. He is now under
arrest. .
The bodies of the engineer and lireman
and those o? the tramps are buried beneath
the wrecked cars, and cannot be recovered
until the lire, which followed the collision,
is extinguished. About thirty firemen of
the city tire department were either burned
or overcome by smoke while lighting the
flames. None of them, however, were se?
riously injured.
IX TWO SECTIONS.
Every nisht a train known as the New
York Freight Express leaves here for New
York. Last night the train was made up
irr" two sections, the first section contain?
ing forty-three cars. When it reached ihe
tunnel the engine was unable to pull it
up the grade, and seventeen cars were de?
tached and left standing about midway in
the tunnel while the others were drawn
th-ough. It was the duty of Tower Opera?
tor Lamtell to set a red signal on the
semaphore at the Callowhill-Street en?
trance to the tunnel. Being asleep, as he
admits, he failed to do this, leaving tha
white li?ht in view.
\t 11-30 o'clock the second section of the
freight,"'c?mprising thirty-eight cars, ap?
peared, at the rate of thirty miles an hour.
Engineer Laub, seeing the white signal,
srave the locomotive extra speed m order
to carrv the train up the grade. The
rapidly'"' moving train collided with the
standing cars in the tunnel with terrihe
force. , .. ??
Fir? immediately broke out, and three
oil cars, each containing 4.000 calions of
oil, explon'ed. Soon the wreckage was a
mass of flames. The fire department
was called out, and though the firemen
hava heen at work all last night and
al to-dav it has been impossible as yet
t-, extinguish the flames. On account
of the heat and same gaseous air in the
tunnel the firemen could enter the
tunnel'only a short distance without be
inz overcome. Holes were dug 'n the
street to make vents, and the. roof of
the tunnel was blasted, but to no avail.
"?Short'y after the collision Lamtell dis?
appeared and could not be found until
he gave himself up late this evening.
When questioned he said:
"I "did it Why the white signal re?
mained in piace I So not know, hut it
was there and the train went through
as'usual I was asleep or dozing, and
why I cannot pay. except that I feel my-,
?=e?f overworked; but 1 am ready to sta^d
the consequence and take what com?a?
te me? I bave no excuse to offer.*??, _._^
HUNDREDS OF
EDUCATORS TO
ASSEMBLE HERE
Announcement Made at a
Banquet Giyenat The
Jefferson.
WILL MEET IN DECEMBER
Decision of Executive Committee of
Southern Educational
Association.
GOVERNOR TYLER ACTS
AS THE TOASTMASTER.
Drs. J. Allison Hodges, I?. B. Fulton
and.Others Respond to Toasts?A
?lost Delightful and Enjoyable
Eveiiins Sp?nt at. tho
Tables?Sonie of Those
\V lio Were
Present.
The Southern Educational Association
will hold its annual meeting in Richmond
this year.
An announcement to this effect was made,
at a banquet given in honor of tho Execu?
tive Committee of the Association at the
Jefferson last night.
The committee arrived in Richmond yes?
terday morning. It is composed of the fol?
lowing gentlemen: Dr. Robert B. Fulton,
president, chancellor at the University of
Mississippi;~>Prof. P. P. Claxron, of the
North Carolina State Normal School at
Greensboro; Prof. J. D Yearby, of Mobile,
Ala., and Mr. G. J. Ramsey, of Richmond.
After spending the entire morning in
viewing the places of interest about the
city the committee met at the Jefferson
yesterday afternoon and decided upon the
place of the next annual meeting of their
Association. They, however, did not make
known their decision until the banquet was
held.
| It was about 9:30 o'clock when the
guests began to tile into the dining-room.
? There were about seventy-five gentlemen
j present, and Governor J. Hoge Tyler act
? ed as toastmaster.
LAND WITH BRIGHT FUTURE.
' Dr. J. Allison Hodges responded to,a
j toast to the Southern Educational Associa
! tion, to which Dr. Fulton and Governor
i Tyler also responded. Dr. Hodges alluded
with pride to the monument of Washing?
ton in-the Capitol Square. He said that
the hand on the Washington statue pointed
towards a land 'with a bright future, pros?
perous and happy. Governor Tyler 'hu?
morously replied to Dr. Hodges' remarks
by saying that he was once under the Im?
pression that the hand pointed to the
Legislature, and that the Legislature w??3
pointed to the penitentiary.
Dr. Fulton responded to the toast, "Our
Universities and Colleges."
Mr. D. L. Pulliam, of Manchester, re?
sponded to the toast, "Our Public Schools
and- Academies."
Dr. S. C. Johnston, of the Union Theo?
logical Seminary, responded to the toast,
"Rich'mond."
After the conclusion of the toasts, the
Executive Committee made the announce?
ment that the ?Southern Educational Asso?
ciation -would hold Its next meeting in
Richmond on ?December 23, 1900.
Among some of those who were at the
banquet were: Messrs. S- W. Travers. H.
D. Eichelberger. .?. F. Johnson. ?. Theo.
Ellyson. Governor J. Hoge Tyler. Major
Heth Tyler. Reuben Burton, F. T. Nor
vell; Professor B'rd, Williamsburg: Prof.
S. C. Johnston. Union Theoiogical Semi?
nary; Rev. W. B. Oidlin, Burkeville: Rev.
Mr. Campbell, Burkeville; H. W. Roun
tree, William Ellyson; Dr. Henry A
White. Washington and Lee University;
Frank W. Cunningham, John L. Williams,
Dr. Hovey, Virginia Union Theological
Seminary; D. L. Pulliam. Professor Fitz-'
gerald, Manchester; Professor E. Morrt
sette. Professor Flournoy, John S. Bilett,
Jame.5 D- Crump. Dr. George J. Ramsey.
Frank P. Brent. William F. Fox, Priiie -
pal Pace, Leroy Edwards. Lewis Z. Morris,
Dr. J. AUiaon Hodges, and iohq. P. Me?
'G??re.' * _ _ ? "
WM. J. RHODES
WAS ACQUITTED
IN SIX MINUTES
Jury Acted upon Instructions
Alone and No Arguments
Were Made.
VERDICT NOT A SURPRISE
The Evidence Was Voluminous and
the Story of the Tragedv
Well Told.
PATHETIC SCENE WHEN
VERDICT WAS RENDERED
Sensational Charge Against One of
the Jurymen Was Investigated at
the Conclusion of the Trial, But
He Indignantly Denied the Al?
legation?Details ot" the Last
Day's Proceed in ss of
the Trial.
Mr. W. J. Rhodes, who had been on trial
for three days on the charge of murdering
'W. Frank Barnett last January, was ac?
quitted at the Hustings Court yesterday
afternoon at 1:36 o'clock, after the jury
had been out but six minutes.
The evidence in the case was quite volum?
inous and at times sensational, and tho
whole story was clearly told by the wit?
nesses of both sides. So clearly was
it told, in fact, that the counsel for both
sides deemed it unnecessary to argue the
case, and it was submitted to the jury in
that manner.
The verdict was not a surprise, for it
seemed almost a foregone conclusion that
an acquittal would follow.
?\\ hen the trial was resumed in the
Hustings court at lo o cluck yesterday
morning the jury seemed to be
refreshed by their night's rest ana paid
very strict attention to ?he progress of
the case.
The crowd of spectators was ?Tot large
at first, but it grew and in a short while
the court-room was crowded.
The proceedings begun with the. exami?
nation of ycung Chris. Diucont by the
defense. He was one of those employed
at tho ?lasker-Marcuse factory. He had
taken a message from Miss Grace Meoni to
accused at the request of Barnett last Jan?
uary to the effect that she had cut her
finger, and to tell bis wife about it.
Mr. Smith was perplexed somewhat by
the statement made by witness concern?
ing the message, for it tended? to create
a different impression than that intend?
ed by the counsel for the defense. In
that upon conference with counsel the
witness had said nothing about taking
the message to Mrs. Rhodes.
ALL AROUND WITNESS
A question as to which side had sum?
moned the witness arose, and it was
learned that the witness was summoned
by the defense. 'His replies to questions,
however, seemed to imply that he was a
good witness for the prosecution.
Upon cross-examination by Mr. Rich?
ardson the witness stated? that when he
had delivered the message to Rhodes he
came back down stairs and found that
Barnett had gone home sick. He started
to tell of hi3 going to the residence ot
Barnett.
Objection was raised by defense on the
ground that the evidence was extraneous,
and in order to discuss the poyjt, the
jury was taken out p' the room.
The prosecution declared that the ev?
idence expected from Diaconi was in
rebuttal ' to evidence introduced by de?
fense in showing why Rhodes had gone
to ?Barnett's residence In January.
The defense herd, however, that the wit?
ness that had given the testimony refer?
red to had been taken in hand by the
Commonwealth, and this contention was
sustained by the Court.
When the jury returned to the room,
the witness was further cross-examined
by Mr. Richardson as to what he ?new
positively concerning the visit of Rhodes
to Barnett's home, but witness knew
nothing of his own knowledge and was
exeus' d.
Rnades was then recalled by defense and
stated that no message was tricen him to
tell his wife about the accident to Miss
Meoni.
On cross-examination, he stated that he
could not remember the details of the con?
versation with Mr. Marcuse, and was not
sure that ha had stated, before he heard
about the assault upon his wife, that be
would kill Barnett if he crossed his path.
MISS MEONI ON THE STAND.
The next witness was the much-talked of
Miss Grace Meoni, who had ligure?.! so ex?
tensively throughout the trial as being the
friend of Barnett. who went to the Rhodes"
home to meet him.
-? She is under medium height, quite good
looking, and wore a black head-dress. !!??:?
appearance created something of a sensa?
tion.
She gave her place of residence and her
age, and said sh,? knew both Mr. ami
Mrs. Rhodes, and had known them about
six years. She said she went to ;!.>? r.'"*i
dence. of Rhodes on January 11th, opon
invitation of Mr. Rhodes. A small boy had
been bringing messages to l.er from Mrs.
Rhodes to come to see her. She had paid
no attention to them, but, when her hus?
band invited her, she went. No arrange?
ment had been made between witness and
Barnett as t5 the meeting, and she had no
reason to believe that he would call there.
He did not come inside the hnu.se at that
time, but stood at the door with a raised
umbrella in hi? hand. He asked Mrs. Rhodes
if he could come in, but she to!?! him her
brnther-in-law was there, and - then he
said he woujd go, for he was sick and
must take some medicine. He acted as a
gentleman while he was there, and nothing
was done in an unbecoming manner.
She. was positive that, nothing wrong was
done upon that visit, and that Barnett did
not get inside the door. Barnett had al?
lowed her to go off that day. and when
she told him where she was going, he
said that he, would drop by there and see
them. She told Mrs. Rhodes what Barnett
had said, but she did not believe he was
. coming. ...
Qn cross-examination by Mr. Smith,
she said that she picke_ out the day for
^Continued oa Sixth Pase.Jt t.._,..
SENATE REJECTS
THEPROJECTFOR
ARMOR FACTORY
Without Reference to the Price
to Be Paid for
Armor.
COMMITTEE'S PROPOSITION
Filibuster Organized and the Quorum
Broken Before a Vote Could
Be Reached.
A SENSATIONAL SPEECH,
DELIVERED BY MR. CHANDLER
lu Which He Charged the Govern?
ment H:wl l?eeu Defrauded iit
the Adoption of Hurveyizcd *
Armor aod That a Simi?
lar Frau?! Was Now
Gcius Attempt?
ed on It.
WASHTNGTDN. May 12.?By a close
\-oto the Senate rejected the proposition to
erect, without reference- to the price at
which the government could secura armor
plate for its warships, an armor rdate fac?
tory The vote upon the direct proposi?
tion was ^ to 21. and subsidiary amend?
ments were rejected by about the samo
When the committee's proposition was
about Co be voted upon, a. filibuster was
organized, the quorum of the. Senate was
broken, and the question is stili in the air.
During the debate to-day Mr. Chandler, o?
New Hampshire, delivered a sensational
speech, in which he chargea that the gov?
ernment had been defrauded In. tha adop?
tion o? the Harveyized armor, lie de?
clared a similar fraud was proposed In tha
atten.pt to force the government to adopt?
the grupp arm >r.
Mr. Spooner, of Wisconsin, and Mr. Hale,
of Maine, made notatile speeches, depre?
cating the war talk yesterday by Mr.
l^od?e, of Massachusetts, the latter declar?
ing that the Uniteti ?tat?? and Germany
were bound together by indissoluble ties.
PATHNT A FRAUD.
The naval appropriation bill be-in:? under
consideration, Mr. Chandler fferalared that
after the.adoption of the lia.-vey'.zed ar?
mor by this government. Commander Fol
jrer resigned and joined the- tfctrvey Com?
pany at a salary of ?5,0CC. with an addi
tion ot $20?Q0Q at .?: ick in the company. Ho
then went to Europe n. the intsre?s of tho
.Mr. Chandlex said that at the conclusion
of Secretary of the Navy Tra-r-ys term ha
became counsel for the Harvey Company
In defence of the Harvey patents.
Continuing, Mr. Chandler declared: "i
Believe and I am prepared to show that
? Etarvey patent was a fraud, and that
it wa3 imposed upon the Patent Of?lc? and
upon the government by subterfuge, if
:. ?: by dishonesty. I do not believe that
the Krupp armor, which Lhey offered us.
has any merit whatever, except that it
is hardened deeper than the Harvey zed
armor by the well-known mean.-* of harden?
ing steel by means of carbon?nation. There
is no paten: about It, and there is no
3ecret about it tha: is worth a dollar in
any court."
Mr. Spooner, of Wisconsin, challenge?]
the statement of Mr. Lodge, made ? -
Cerday, th.u Germany *?i threatening tha
Monroe .1 ?ctrine.
RBI ?ATI 0N3 COR DIA L.
He said he had it on the highest author?
ity that there was never a um* when
more cordial relations existed between tiie
United States and Germany tha.n to- ! ?.?.
The naval bill debate ceased, and voting
t g ?:\ on the armor question. The- amend?
ment offered by 3ir. Penroee, to pay *Si5
for the armor few the Ohio and? Missis?
sippi, -was defeated.
Mr. Petrus offered an amendment mak
i.:^ ir mandatory upon the ? ?.-? m:--.- .?
the ?.ivy to erect an armo-r-pia?.- at .;.?: ?,
al ? cosi nor t-> ex.d ?t,60ti ?> ?>.
Th* amer.dm.-nr v. CTui'to TI
Mr. TiQmori'a amendment. fixing t-h?
maxim-urn, price at 9300 per.ton-, except
?far tiie. batt!?sh:,r>s. Missouri, iM.iine and
Ohio?, tor will?-fr STrt."? Vai to be paid', and.
snaking it mandatory apon the Secretary
vitf the Navy t.'> construct "an armor plate
.?liant, w;ls defeated si to _t
, The Senate adjourn?d at 1:!~> P. ?M.
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
Local.
?The Carnival opens to-morrow.
?The American Pharmaceutical Asso?
ciation complete work nf the convention!
?Injunction issued In Jackson Ward
contest.
?.Dentists finish work of their annual
session.
?Airs. G.. John .sues '"r divorce.
?American Water Works Association
to meet Tu? sdav.
?Virginia State Bankers' Association
meets Thursday.
- RJ ttmond wins In clou same.
- Political mat; r-.
- Political machine denounced at meet?
ing of Clay Ward ActrVes.
?Southern Kducattunal Association to
meet in Richmond.
Stati?.
? ?Benjamin Goldsmith, about to be sent
to the -:r!.-;.l j .ry for attempted criminal
assault, gets a reprieve through testi?
mony of an Episcopal minister, who Im?
peaches the character <>r the complainant.
?Alexander Lambert wanted for the
murder of his wife at NoakcsviUo. Va.
?Bishop Randolph ordains Rev. Thomaa
S. Ru.ss.dl at Bristol. Vi.
?Charles Cation shot by regulators at
Rural Retreat; bavins be< ft taken for
another man.
?Charlen Hatrston still in jail at Mar
tinsvtlle under militar..? protection ui-rainsc
tho mob. Storv or' his crime. A icirl'a
desperate resistance and use of a pistol.
?Norfolk Naval Reserves coming to ?
Richmond on their yacht Siren.
General.
?Government armor-plate project re?
jected by Senate. - -
?Wreck, fire and explosion in a railroad
tunnel. ... ... ,_ ? ?.
_Towne's nomination to be pushed be?
fore Democratic Convention.
Foreign.
?I'nion Jack rjies over Kroonstadt.
?British entered town without opposi?
?Transvaalers ned. declaring they wilt
not fight on Free Stata texrUaqfc_. t
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