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The thermoroetor rangc-d as follows at
??? Time* office yesterday: 9 A. M.. 41; 12
Vi.. 51: 3 P. M.. 52: 6 P. M.. 49: 9 P. M.. A2:
0 HL, 3D. Average temperature, ?> --2.
? WEATHER FORECAST.
'JTorecaat for Saturday and Sunday:
Virginia?Generally fair, with. low?*?
temperature Saturday, light to fresh wes?
terly winds; Sunday fair.
North Carolina? Generally fair Satur?
day, generalry westerly winds, fresh on
the coast; Sunday fair.
VOL?. 16. KO. 19.
RICHMOND. VA. SAT?EDAY. MAKCH 2. 1901
PKICE TWO CENTS.
. IN AMENDMENTS
Army Bill Goes to Presi?
dent for His Signature.
NO EXTRA SESSION
Possibility of One Removed by This
Action of the House.
ATTEMPTED FILIBUSTER FAILED.
Mr. Hull Acknowledged That He Had Money
Invested in a Lumber Company in
the Philippines? Jeers and
Hiss?e Heard _ Cutter
Service Bill Side?
(By Associated Vvrss.)
"WASHINGTON. Marcii a.?The House
removed all possibility oi an extra ses?
sion to-day by concurring in the Senate
imcudmciii to the army appropriation
bill. The vote stood 109-134. JL was a
strict party vole, with the exception of
Mr. McCall, of Massachusetts; Mr. Loud,
af California; Mr. Driscoll, of New York,
and Mr. Mann, of Illinois, who voted with
?.lie Democrats. Mr. Cooper, of Wiscon?
sin, answered present and vas not paired.
The bill now goes to the President. The
House- was brought to a vote by a special
order prepared by the Committee on
Hules, which permitted an hour's debate
t.n a. side. The. Democrats attempted to
filibuster, but thev were overwhelmed.
The Philippine and Cuban amendments
were defended by the Republicans and
assailed by the Democrats. The only ex?
citing Incident, occurred at the close of
tho debate, when Mr. Hull, of Iowa,
?whose name had been? connected with a
lumber and development company in the
Philippines, frankly acknowledged that
he had inverted money in it. He said it
was a. legitimate enterprise, which was
not looking for Government favors, and
said ihat if he could not invest his money
In legitimate enterprises he would retire
Irom public life rather than dopend upon
politics for ? livelihood. Subsequently,
when he slated that the company would
not have invested money if Bryan had
been elected, the Democrats jeered and
hissed, and shouted that it was because
if Bryan had been elected the Philippines
w?>uld not have been exploited.
STORM OF HISSES.
Mr. Lenlz. or Ohio, challenged Mr.
Hull's right to vote. The challenge
-brought forth a storm of hisses from the
J ?.-inibii.-., ii .???.je. sir. Hun voted aye.
The final conference report upon ihe
Indian appropriation bill was adopted,
and a. number of minor bills Avere put
through the Tina; stages. The conference
report on the St. Louis exposition bill
?winch agreed to Sunday closing) was
-'greed to. and the bill was sent back to
co ? leren ce.
Tho Speaker announced the appoint?
ment of Jir. Bull.ot' Rhode Island: Mr
Joy. of Missouri, and Mr. Banlett. " ?i
Georgia, as temporary committee on ac
. cunts, until the meeting o? the Fifty
CUTTER SERVICE BILL.
The House voted down. 122 to 132. a
motion to go into committee of the whole
M consider the revenue cutter service bill.
Tho river and barbo: bill as amended in
t!i<- Senate was referred to the River and
Mr. Tawnoy presented the conference
report upon the St. Louis exposition bill,
Tvhich agreed to the Senate amendment
?roviding for closing the exposition on
Sunday and disagreed to tho Charleston
--position amendment. The report was
Mr. Elliott, of Sr.uth Carolina, moved
lh?)t the House recede and concur in the
Charleston exposition amendment.
Th*? amendment was supported by Mr.
Davidson, of Wisconsin; Mr. Xewlands,
;>i Nevada; Mr. Talbert, of South Caro?
lina; Mr. Sulacr, of New Tor'?; Mr. l.ai
timcr, oi South Carolina, and ??. _\.
Smith, of (Michigan, and opposed by Mr.
? awney, Mr. King, of Utah, and Mr. Can?
Mr. Cannon declared that from this
time on his voi'-c and his vote were
Bgainet appropriating the people's money
for expositions, it was time, he said, to
?how some consideration for the tax?
Mr. Elliott's motion was defeated S4 to
\?2. and the bill was sent back to confer
The final conference report on the In?
dian appropriation bill was adopted.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Hemcn
w.-iy (Republican), of Indiana: Warner
(Republican!, Illinois: Long (Republican).
Kansas: Newlands (Sil Republican.. Ne?
vada, and Moddox (Democrat), Georgia,
on the committee to frame a bill regard?
ing employes of the House during the
recess. The House then, at 0:13. took a
recess until 0 o'clock to-morrow morning,
the time between 9 and 11 in the morning
-o be devoted to unanimous consent legis?
!n the Senate.
(Ry Associated Ere?.)
WASHINGTON. March 1.?During the
greater part of the long and tiresome ses?
sion of the Senate to-day the sundry
civil appropriation bill was under con?
sideration. An interesting, and at times
lively, doliate was precipitated in the first
two hours of the session on a resolution
to discharge the Committee on Interstate
Commerce from consideration of the bill
requiring railroad companies "to make de?
tailed investigations of all accidents in?
volving loss of life on their lines and iv
port to the Interstate Commerce Com?
mission. No action was taken.
The old question as to the reclamation
of public lands In the arid and semi-arid
sections of the country was brought lip.
but the effort to attach an amendment
to the measure appropriating money for
the work was defeated.
The bills appropriating 3500.000 for the
Burraio Pan-American Exposition, $3.000,
?00 for the St. Louis-Louisiana Purchase
Exposition, and $250,000 for the Charleston.
S. C, Interstate and West Indian Expo?
sition, were attached to the bill as riders.
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, gave notice
that to-morrow he would ask the dis?
charge of the Judiciary Committee from
consideration of the anti-trust bill.
NORTH CAROLINA SENATORSH1P.
Mr. Pritchard. of North Carolina, ad?
dressed tho Senate upon Mr. Butler's res?
olution to refer the credentials of Sena?
tor-elect Sim mone, of North Carolina, to
the Committee, on Privileges and Elections
?riti m ?? to investigating: the present
conditions which led no to his election.
j Tiie address was ? political speech, doal
I Ing with purely political events and con
j dltlons In the Old North State, lie said:
"The Democratic party of North Caro
I lina in its mad rush for office and power,
j has ignored all rules ?G decency in its
treatment of public affairs and public
"1 have never known any parly to per?
mit their greed for office to force them
into such an uncompromising attitude
before the American people. It is a blot
upon the fair name of the State and
places our people in a false attitude, be?
cause the majority of the people of
North Carolina arc honest, conservative
and law-abiding. The rank and illc of
the Democratic party arc not in favor
of, tho unjustifiable methods ???? being
resorted to by members of the State
legislature to retain control of our af?
fairs in the future."
Mr. Butler, of North Carolina, gave
notice that he would address the Senate
upon his resolution before the close of
A final report on the Indian appropria?
tion bill was agreed to.
Mr. Morgan offered an amendment to
the sundry civil bill, authorizing the
president to acquire from Nicaragua and
Costa Rica territory sufficient for the
construction of the Nicaragua Canal and
appropriating $10.000 for that purpose. It
-?vent out on a point of order.
At 6:10 the Senate recessed until S:10
The Senato held a long night session
begining at S:10 o'clock. An appeal taken
by Mr. Morgan from the decision of the
chair to-day upon his Nlcaraguan canal
amendment was the pending question.
Mr. ?Morgan asked unanimous consent
tint his amendment go on the bill, but
Mr. Lodsc (Mass.) objected. Mr. Morg?n
Mr. Daniel (Virginia) having interposed
to justify non-action until we hear from
Great ?Britain, Mr. Morgan said: "When
do you expect to hear from Great Brit?
"Tlie Senator knows as much about
that as do," replied the Virginia Sena?
tor. "But I think that, having negotiated
with a co-pr,rtner in such a matter as
this, it would not be becoming in tlie
United States to break off negotiations
while the two parties are consulting
The chair's decision was sustained, 06
Mr. Hoar (Mass.) moved to reconsider
the committee amendment appropriating
$100.003 to begin the construction of the
Mr. Martin (Virginia) made an earnest
and thoughtful speech in favor of im?
mediate action upon tho bridge project.
After the amendment had been recon?
sidered. .Mr. Martin offered an amend?
ment providing that the bridge should be
constructed upon a plan approved by the
Secretary of "War, the structitre to cost
not more than ?G.,???,???. and throwing
"pen the competition to all who desired
to submit plans. This was agreed to and
the amendment as amended was adopted.
Roll-call showed only 36 Senators pres?
ent. The Sergeant-at-Arms was directed
to request attendance of absentees. At
1:15 A. M. a quorum was secured and the
bill passed. After a brief executive ses?
sion ihe Senate then adjourned.
NEW FOUNDLAND'S GOVERNOR,
Sir Cavendish Boyle to Succeed Sir Henry
(By Associated Tross.)
LONDON. March 1.?Sir Cavendish
Bovle was to-day gazetted Governor of
Newfoundland in succession to Sir Henry
McCallum. appointed Governor of Natal.
General Manager of the Norfolk and
Western Spoken of as St.
There is a rumor current to the effect
thai Mr. L. hi. jonnson, ot the -???????
and Western, was one of the possibilities
as successor to Mr. E. St. John, formerly
vice-president ar.d general manager of the
Sei boa Hi Air Line.
The rumor, in fact, makes Mr. Johnson
not only a possibility, but a very strong
probability- ''"his report could not be con
lirmcd l'y any one in authority.
From what can be learned it seems that
j Mr. .1. -?1. Barr. of the Atchison. Topeka
and Santa FO, had been one of those
mentioned as :; successor to Mr. St. John
soon after the letter's resignation. Mr.
Ibirr, it is known, visited Bichmond with?
in the past month. The positions of vice
president and general manager of the
Sc-abourd are, however, still only filled
tempora ri ly.
Mr. Johnson is regarded as not only
one of the ablest managers in railroad
circles, lint it is well known has long
been closely associated with Mr. Barr.
Mr. Johnson came to the Norfolk and
Western from the Lake Shore and Michi?
gan Southern with Mr. Barr, and on Mr.
Barr's leaving the Norfolk and Western
to so with the Santa Fe. Mr. Johnson be?
came general manager of the Norfolk
Mr. Johnson's methods, it is stated,
closely follow those of Mr. Barr, which
have proven so successful in the manage?
ment of several roads.
Mr. R. B. Seymour, chief engineer of
the Richmond, Petersburg and Carolina
Division, of the Seaboard Air Line, will
become the chief engineer of the Chesa?
peake and Western Railway. The presi?
dent of the Chesapeake and Western is
Mr. De Witt Smith, of New York, for?
merly president of the R., P. & C.
Mr. Seymour is one of the best known
construction engineers in railroad work,
having been identified with some of the
leading roads of the country, among them
being the Michigan Central and other
western lines. Mr. Seymour will make
his headquarters at llarrisonburg.
Mr. F. ?. Hunter has been appointed
assistant general freight agent of the
Colorado Midland, with headquarters at
The Chesapeake and Ohio handled yes?
terday morning a special train of soldiers
from Newport News en route to. western
points. There were about 550 soldiers,
members of the Tenth United State In?
fantry, on board. The troops arrived
from Cuba early yesterday morning and
are destined for Forts Crook, Nebraro,
Robinson and McKenzie.
Colonel T. M. R. Talcott, assistant to
the president of the Seaboard Air Line,
was not able to be at his home yesterday
on account of a severe cold.
Mr. H. W. Fuller, general passenger
agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio, is one
of the Washlngtonians registered at the
Hon. and Mr*. Everett TTarren. * ot '
Soranton, Pa,, are at the JeCCereon. en
rout? from the South.
S. A. L. OFFICES
WILL COME HERE
?? be Located in the
MANY NEW FAMILIES.
An Addition of 1,000 People to the
WILL CAUSE A BUILDING BOOM
It Is Estimated That at Least Two Hundred
Houses Will Have to Be Erected
to Accommodate the New
Corners?The Change to
Be Made About
Tha genera! offices of the Seaboard Air
Line Railway Company, now located in
Portsmouth, Va., will be removed .to this
city on the 1st ot" July, and will bo lo?
cated in the big building at Ninth and
It has been known for a year or more
that the matter of removing the general
offices to Richmond, the home of Presi?
dent "Williams, was being considered by
the management of the company. It
leaked out recently that the company
was negotiating for the purchase of the
Hanewinckel property. The big four-story
building has now been acquired by the
company. The price paid was $55.000.
President Williams would not say posi?
tively that his road had purchased the
property, but laughingly authorized the
statement that the ticket office of the
Seaboard would be at Ninth and Main,
I where folk Miller's drug store is now
MEANS MANY NEWCOMERS.
The removal of the general offices of
the road to Richmond involves the re?
moval of at least 200 families to this city.
Those who will come include the em?
ployes Of the general offices, officials and
attaches, with salaries ranging from $600
up to ?13.0C0. The building now used as
the general offices of the road in Ports?
mouth will be turned into division offices.
None of the tenants ou Hanewinckel
building have received notice of the sale.
It is understood that the iease of each of
the tenants expires at the end of the
piesent year. The building is occupied at
present by J. B. Lambert, tobacconist;
the Polk Jliller Drug Company; Life In?
surance Company of Virginia; Southern
Theatre Company; W. T. Hood &-. Co.;
Old Dominion Nurseries; E. H. Bissell,
and F. W. Hanewinckel, from whom the
property was purchased.
MAY HAVE TO ENLARGE.
It looks as though the addition of an?
other story would be necessary in order
to render the building capable of accom?
modating the general offices of the Sea
board. It is not unlikely that a fifth, and
possibly a sixth, story will be superim?
It is understood that the various in?
terests in this city with which the Sea?
board Air Line interests are allied will
eventually nd homes in the building. It
was stated authoratively yesterday, how?
ever, that there was no present intention
to remove the Traction Company offices,
nor was' it planned to take the offices of
the Virginia Electrical Railway and De?
velopment Company to new quarters.
In view of the scarcity of residences in
Richmond there is something of a.' prob?
lem involved in supplying the new-comers
with homes. The removal of the offices
means the addition of at least 1,000 per?
sons to the city's population. The heads
of the now families Will receive salaries
warranting them in paying rentals or
from $250 per annum up to a thousand or
more. In view of the fact that every
residence in Richmond, generally speak?
ing, is now occupied, it is certain that
many more must lie erected. There is
no doubt that the removal of the offices
here will inaugurate the long delay in
expected building activity. It will also
have the effect of putting uplrekl estate
H has long been rumored that the Sea?
board Air Line contemplated making
Richmond its deep-water terminus. Some
time ago Mr. Julius Baker agreed to sell
to Mr. E. P. Cox 10S acres of land in
Chesterfield, immediately below the city,
on the river. His wife objected to tho
price of 5U00 per acre, and refused to
sign the sale contract. Suit was brought
by Mr. Cox to enforce the contract. The
case will be heard in a short while. There
is a belief that the property is to be ?
used for wharves in making this the
deep-water terminus of the Seaboard Air
Line. The decision to remove the general
offices to Richmond lends color to this
(Special Dispatch t<j Tho Times.)
NORFOLK, VA.. March 1.?Portsmouth
was thunderstruck this afternoon when
the news was received that the general
offices of the Seaboard Air Line are to be
removed thence to Richmond July 1st
Norfolk, which generally gains or loses
with equanimity, took this blow rather
hard. The removal of the general office?.;
and of the shops, which are expected to
follow, will take from Portsmouth some?
thing like a thousand to tlfteen hundred
There are. since the recent heavy reduc?
tion in the force, about two hu'udred men
employed in the offices, and half as many
In the shops. Those men, with their fam?
ilies, will make a large total who will be
missed by Portsmouth and Norfolk. Rich?
mond's gain is great. The disaster which
has now fallen on these towns was pre?
dicted tn this correspondence a year or so
ago. The handwriting was then visible.
Richmond's superior geographical posi
? tion, as tar as railroads are concerned,
matle the removal of the Seaboard head?
quarters there only a questions of time
Wilt Be Unable to Attend Confederate Re
union at Memphis.
(By Associated Fresa.)
WASHINGTON, March l.-A delegation '
of leading citizens of Memphis, Tenn
headed by Senator Batte and Senator
elect Cannaci?, culled at the Vnite House
and invited tit? President to Attend the
monster meeting of United Confederate
Veterans, to be held in Memphis, on May
2Sth, 2"Uh and UOtli. The President
expressed his regret that arrangements
already had been muic which would pre?
vent, him from visiting Memphis on this
occasion, but he hoped to be able to do
so bei ore the summer was over.
RICHMOND FIRM'S LOSS.
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Works in Savan?
nah Burned This Mornin**.
(Special Dispatch to Ihe Xlmee.)
SAVANNAH, (JA., March 2.?The
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Works
burned this (Saturday) momiu-r. Loss
$115,000; covered by insurance.
BREWING COMPANY DEFAULTS.
Bill Asking for a Receiver Will Be Filed
(By Associated Press.)
BALTIMORE. MD., March 1.?The
Maryland Brewing Company to-day de?
faulted in its payment of the half yearly
interest on $7,500,000 ot bonds, and the
Citizens' Trust Company will to-morrow
tile a bill asking for receivers for the
company and a sale of the property. The
court will take no action pending a hear?
ing March Hth.
The Brewing Company will, it is said,
admit the allegations and consent to re?
Messrs. Sperry. Jones & Company will
ask that no receiver be appointed, mak?
ing the point that the company is not
THE NAVAL BILL.
There is a Deadlock en /em of Three Sub?
marine Torpedo Boats.
(By Associateli Press.)
WASHINGTON", March 1.?A rather un?
usual deadlock is in progress on the three
submarine boats of the naval bill. The
House conferees decline to report a dis?
agreement, holding that the Senate must
first pass on the matter. The Senate
conferees are equally insistent. Much
personal feeling has been excited with
intimation that the naval bill would be
allowed to fail. Owing to ihe lively char?
acter of the controversy. Mr. Foss, the
senior House conferee, who has been sick
at home, has determined to come to the
Capitol and reinforce the House conten?
tion against the boats. There are four?
teen items in the bill still in dispute.
FEELING IN CUBA.
Delegates Noi Disposed to Accept Scheme ot
(By Associated Pros?.)
HAVANA, Marcii 1.?This afternoon
the delegates held an informal meeting,
and, after some discussion, agreed to
wait until Congress had acted on the
Cuban amendment before adjourning.
Several delegates, on hearing this even?
ing that Congress had adopted the
amendment, said this would not affect
the attitude of the convention, as its
members would not agree to the scheme
of relations suggested In the amendment.
Her Final Trip to Be Held on ?March 12th Of?
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, March 1.?The battle?
ship Alabama is to have her final trial
trip off Havana March 12th, this being
the date scheduled for the arrival of the
North Atlantic Squadron at that point.
Rear-Admiral Evans, Commander' 3oelk
er and Naval Constructor Capps have
been ordered to proceed to Havana to
conduct tlie trial, with tho assistance of
other officers of the squadron.
The Sunday Times, in its endeavors
to please all sorts of readers, has set
a high standard of up-to-date journal?
ism, and this high mark will be main?
tained in the issue of to-morrow. All
the current news?local, State, gen?
eral and foreign?gathered from all
quarters of the globe by special cor?
respondents and the splendid service
of the Associated Press, will be sup?
plemented by special articles, ably
prepared, giving the news of the
Church, theatre, sporting events, the
real estate world, the field of labor,
industrial affairs, art. literature, com?
merce and full market reports.
Woman's realm has a special page
devoted to it, attractively edited,
which tells of the latest fashions and
other things appealing to the feminine
instinct. Nothing will be lacking that
goes to make a modern and attractive
Some of the many special features
Prominent Educators Give .Their
?j Views as to How to Educate the
A Hot Struggle for Governor of Vir?
A Child's Hand Grew on a Graveyard
The Great Inauguration of President
McKinley, Monday, bv Charles P.
Tales from the Archives of the Po?
King Edward VIL Will Have a
Rovai Good Time, by Maurice Minton.
Death's Royal Purple in the Foe
Richmond Girl's Night \"isit to a
Bar-Room, and What She Saw and
A Tariff War with Russia will Prove
Disastrous, by D. G. Purse, President
of the Savannah (Ga.) Board of Trade.
News and Gossip from Across the
The Queen's and King's English as
Written by Them, by Henry XV. Lucy,
the celebrated Parliamentary Re- =
France Alarmed at Russia's Sudden ?
Change of Attitude, by Henry North.
Pathetic and Unique Wall in Char?
lotte County for a Dog Law.
A Vital Blow Dealt the Handwriting
Experts, by Julius Chambers.
Brief Noontime Talks, by Myles
The New York Police Force the Most
Corrupt of All, by XV. T. Manning.
Unique Gleanings from the Press of
the Old Dominion.
New York Society and Other Club
Chat, by Diedrich Knickerbocker.
A Itfost Interesting Page of Commu- |
nications from all Over the State on
a Variety of Subjects of Public In?
Present Pension Laws Do Not Please
Experience and Impressions of Rich?
mond Formed on the Mind of an Ec?
centric Woman ot Genius.
Wise Dogs of the Crematori'.
Read Sunday's Times.
i A LIBRAR'
Mr. Andrew Carnegie Of?
fers to Donate $100,000.
THE CITY MUST GIVE.
Council Must Set Apart $10,000 Per
Year for Library Support.
THE LETTER TO MR. WHITTET.
The Steel King Explains the Terms Upon
Which the Gift Is Made - Council
Is Expected to Accept the
cur red ?a.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, the steel king,
has offered to give the city of Richmond
the sum of $100,000 for a public library
Jt has been a long while since a sen
ration has been exploded in either branch
of the City Council equal to that pro?
duced by the announcement of this oft'er
by Mr. Robert Whittet, Jr., at the meet?
ing of Ihe Board of Aldermen last nighL
This generous offer is made subject to
a guarantee upon the part of the city
to support ' the library with an annual
appropriation of 510,000 a year.
It is the fruit of a correspondence be?
tween Alderman Whittet and Mr. Car?
negie on the subject, and the members
of the Boar?! were loud in their expres?
sions of congratulation to Mr. Whittet
for his success in bringing the subject
to Mr. Carnegie's favorable considera?
After securing a conditional offer Mr.
Whittet endeavored to get Mr. Carnegie
to make the gift upon a guarantee by
the city of $5,000 a year in support of
the institution. Mr. Carnegie, however,
? ?gards 510,000 us necessary for the main?
tenance of a public library commensu?
rate with the size and dignity of Rich?
MR. CARNEGIE'S LETTER.
His letter to Mr. Whittet, in which ha
makes the proposition, is as follows:
New York, Feb. 21, 3501.
Robert Whittet, Esq., Richmond. Ya.
Dear Mr. Whittet: The city of Rich?
mond, Ya., with ??,??? population, can do
little for a public library with less than
$10,000 a year. It ought to spend much
more, but if it .will bind itself by ordin?
ance of Councils to furnish a site and tax
itseli to the extent of $10,000 a year, to be
devoted to the library, I shall be gkid to
give ?100,000 for the building needed. Yery
Tn connection with the offer of Mr.
Carnegie, Mr. Whittet offered the follow
in..? resolution :
RESOLUTION' OF ACCEPTANCE.
Whereas. Mr. Andrew Carnegie, by a
communication directed to Mr. Robert
Whittet, which communication is filed
herewith, offered the sum of 5100,000 for
the erection of a public library building in
the city 0-3 Richmond, on some suitable
site, to be provided by said city.
Then be it resolved by the Council of
the city of Richmond and the Common
1. That tho generous gift be and the
same is hereby accepted by the city on
the terms and conditions indicated in the
2. That tho library so established shall
be known as the "Carnegie Public Lib?
rary of Richmond."
.3." That a standing committee, to be
known as the Carnegie Library Commit?
tee, to consist of three members of the
Common Council and two members of the
Board of Aldermen, to be appointed by
the presidents of the respective bodies,
and three citizens, to be elected annually
by the Council, is hereby created, which
said committee shall have charge of the
creation and the control and management
of said library, subject, however, to the
supervision of the Council.
?1. Said committee shall immediately
upon appointment forward to Mr. Car?
itele proper notification of the accept?
ance bv the city of his magnificent girt.
REFERRED FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Under the rules of the Council the mat?
ter went the way of all financial propo?
sitions?to the Finance Committee?with
instructions to report at an early date.
in order that the matter might be closed
before Mr. Carnegie starts upon his an?
nual tour to Europe.
Only Mr. Whittet spoke upon the sub?
ject. He was enthusiastic over the suc?
cess of his efforts. Ile spoke in glowing
terms of the needs of such an institution,
and declared his positive belief that un?
less the city grasped this Opportunity it
might never occur again.
EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION.
There was no discussion of the matter
during the meeting of the Board. After
adjournment, however, there were many
and hearty expressions of cordial appre?
ciation of the generosity of Mr. Carnegie.
The great need of a free public library
here in Richmond was discussed by the
Fathers in groups of three or four, and
an earnest movement will be inaugu?
rated to sec to it that the city does its
part in order to secure this large and
The fact that In so doing the city en?
ters into a serious and permanent obliga?
tion to appropriate $10.000 was not lost
sight of, however, and the matter will
receive careful and thorough considera?
tion by the Finance Committee.
BUDGET CONCURRED IN.
The budget as passed by the Common
Council came up and was concurred in
without change or amendment within fif?
teen minutes of the assembling of the
Mr. Allen offered a motion to the effect
that all appropriations for institutions not
under control of the city, or in the ad?
ministration of which the city has no
representative, be rescinded.
Mr. Allen stated that as a matter of
principle he had always opposed appro?
priations of this character. His.motion
was lost on a recorded vote, Mr. ?\llen
only voting for it.
The roll was then called on concur?
rence. The budget was unanimously
adopted. A singular feature of the pro?
ceedings was that the budget was not
read, nor were copies of the measure
The City ?auditor had only suDDlied
thirty copies, and they had all been used
by the lower branch. Not one was ex?
tant and.for. a time It looked as though
member? would give way to their very
apparent umbrage and adjourn until the
usual formality could be complied with.
Tho urgent necessity prevailed, how?
ever, and tho budget was put upon its
His Interest in Libraries Has Taken Most Sub?
Andrew Carnegie, the son of an hum?
ble weaver of Dumferline, Scotland, has
given vast sums of money to educational
and charitable purposes. The Pittsburg
Carnegie Public Library -ost 550O.00O, aud
tho music hall and library at Allegheny
City Over $275,000. The city of Edinburgh.
Scotland, has a library built by Mr. Car?
negie to which he gave $250.0W. The ag?
gregate of similar smaller bequests, in?
cluding a donation to found a public
MR. ANDREW CARNEGIE.
library in Sheffield, England, mounts up
to a ligure many times the sum of these
three magnificent donations. Mr. Car?
negie's special aim and interest has been
In the elevation and assistance of the
working classes. He has established free
libraries and schools at a multitude of
Pennsylvania towns fpr the benefit of his
employes. Of '"pspecial interest among
his many phih-hthropic benefactions has
been ino magnificent style in which he
has remembered the old Scotch t*"?""*"'
which he left in 1SI3, a poor boy, to seek
his fortune in the great new western
world. A magniileiently complete school
building with perpetual endowment, a
public library, and large and commodious
public baths testify that the Steel King
of America has not forgotten the chil?
dren of his playmates, of a half century
ago. with whom Dame Fortme has been
less lavish in her gifts.
The Telephone Fight.
A prominent members of the Street
Committee states that there is no foun?
dation for the report that the telephone
matter did not come up before the com?
mittee at the recent meeting by reason or*
the fact that the membership of the com?
mittee had been polled and a majority
had been found to be unfavorable to the
consideration of the communication of the
Bell Company at this time. The gentle?
man states that the entire time of the
committee was consumed until a late
hour with the discussion of the conten?
tion between the street railway compa?
nies as to their rights on Eighth Street.
and the telephone matter of necessity
went over until the next meeting, which
will be on Tuesday next. The members
of the Street Committee have been ex?
ceedingly guarded in their expression of
opinion as. to the consid?ration of the
Bell Company's petition, and no one at
this time is in position to know the mind
of the committee on the subject.
The First Market Committee met last
night. Pay-roll and bills were ordered
paid. The gas pipes at the market are
in bad shape, and a sub-committee con?
sisting of Messrs. McCarthy and Adams
will investigate and report. An ordinance
framed by Air. Pollard regarding the lo?
cation of truckers and countrymen at the
market was recommended to the Council.
The Light Committee passed upon its
pay-roll. The alley from First to Second
Streets, between Grace and Franklin, was
reported to be a bad place. Several as?
saults have taken place there. The com?
mittee ordered that a street lamp be
placed in the alley. Also one at Twenty
eighth and Clay Streets.
Tho Cemeteries Committee donated a
section in River View Cemeteri* to necdy
THE MYSTERY OF
FeiTo-Chormium is the Product of a
Manufactory .That Has
Created Much Curiosity.
(special Dispatch to The Timce.)
LEXINGTON; VA., March 1.?With
reference to the published reports of the
mysterious plant established at Hol
comb Rock, near Lynchburg. the fol?
lowing may prove of interest: The enter?
prise is known as The Willson Aluminum
Company, with J. Turner Mor:head. for?
merly of North Carolina, as president
and manager. The principal office is In
New York city.
The product manufactured -is ferro
chromium, which is used in the nrocess
of hardening iron and steel plate. An?
other plant, with S.COU horse Dower, is
now in course of construction by the
same company at Kanawha Falls, W. Va.
All the Members Presented Their Resigna?
tions to the President.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. March 1.?At the Cab?
inet meeting to-day, the last under this
Presidential term, all oi the members
presented to the President their resigna?
tions, to take effect upon the fiualtrication
o. their successors. Attorney-Gener.i!
Grisgs was among the number and his
renomination will go to the Senate with
the others on Tuesday. He will not serve
longer, however, than about April 1,
when, it is now believed. Mr. Philander
C. Knox, of Pittsburg, will receive the
Secretary Root read telegrams from
General Wood to the effect that, in his
! opinion. the Cubons will soon
J accept without serious objection the ac
I tion o* Congress tixlng the future rela
I tions between the two countries.
GREENE AND THE GAYNORS.
They Are Still Fightifl* Against Jurisdiction
oi Georgia Court
(By Associated Press.)
MACON. GA.. March 1.?A telegram
from New York announces that Judge
Brown has set the hearing on the appli?
cation for removal of Benjamin D. Greene
and the Gaynors to the? Jurisdiction of the
Georgia Court for March art. Tho de?
fendants, it I? ?aid. will claim that the
action of CommieBloner Shield? 1? nuca-*
For the North Side of
The Old Dominion Club Did Not
POLITICAL NOTES OF INTEREST,
Scottsville Democrats Stirred Up??a
Active Fight Going en for State
Chairman ? Colonel Cunning?
ham I s Here ? News
and Gossip of the
? large and enthusiastic Democratic
Club, composed cf some of the most In?
fluential citizens and active party rneir
residing on the north side of Clay Warit
was organized at No. .-1010 West Broad
Street last night.
The name of the new organizaron is
the Lee Democratic and Socji^ Club of
Clay Ward, and the follo^ng are the
officers for the first yO: President. R
T. Davis: Vice-v^eid'ent. Philip Hell
stern; Sea?Cil?y. Thomas M. Brennan:
m ?n.uLffer, W. J. King; Sergeant-at
Arms. E. A. Luck.
A set of by-laws were adopted and a
large number of charter members werf
enrolled, among whom were the follow?"
Ing: R. T. Davis. O. A. Hawkins. J. M
Blanks, ?\". J. Kimbrough. George CV
Waller. Dr. Linwood B. Katklns, Captain
John J. King. A. W. Hargrove, Phltlj
Heistern, W. J. King, and E. A. Luck.
The club will hold weekly meetings, and
it starts out under most favorable auspices'
supplying the long felt want for art
active, substantial party organization oit
the north side of Clay Ward. There wilt
be meetings at No. 1010 West Broad
Street until arrangements are made fot*
securing a permanent club-room, which,
it is proposed to do in the near future.
All the candidates for any office are al?
lowed under the by-laws to offer and
present their claims to the club, and It
is probable that at the meeting next
Friday night some of the aspirants for
the Constitutional Convention will be
present and speak.
The Old Dominion Democratic Club did
not meet last night on account of the Ill?
ness of President W. W. Wood, who has
been conllned to iiis room for several
days. A membt-r of the Executive Com?
mittee authorized the annonc?rent thaf
there yould be a meeting, but upon learn?
ing of the sickness o>0 the popular presi?
dent, it was called off.
"The people of the usually quiet town
of Scottsville are much stirred up just
now over a local matter." said a promi?
nent Albemarte Democrat at Murphy's
last night. The trouble is that Mr. Samuel
Gait, who for many years has been the
faithful postmaster, is being haunted by
some "faithful" Republicans, who want
him turned out to make room for one of
them. Scottsville Is Senator Martin'.*
home town, and Senatorial courtesy, ?
nothing else, will ?ave Mr. Gait.
"This is a young man's race that Is en?
gaging the attention of the people of
Virginia this year." said a prominent
Democrat last night. And It is, >for with
the exceptions of Messrs. Marshall, Lo
Cato F?atherson. Barclay. Parks and
Ellyson, all the aspirants for Governor,
Lieutenant Governor. Attorney General
and chairman of the State Committee,
are young men. Indeed. Mr. Ellyson.
?ihn.- a veteran in rie cause, is by no
means one In point of years, for he has
not much more than passed the middle
Messrs. Montague, tfsv.inson. Echols.
Jeffries, Willard, Petti:. Irvine and flaw?
less aro all young nif-n. while Judge
Williams could more properly be placed
in that class than the ether.
Mr. Peter Forbes, clerk of the County
Court of Buckingham, is in the city to
make his semi-annual settlement with
the Auditor. He is accompanied by Sheriff
Williams, the "Oom Paul" of the Buck?
ingham Democracy, as he is familiarly
called by his friends.
???. Joseph T. Lawless is putting In
some good licks for the State chairman?
ship of the Democratic Committee these
days. He said yesterday that the flght was
progressing to his entire satisfaction,
?.?ml that his friends were rallying to hi??
assistance all over the State. While Mr.
Lawless 13 at work. Mr. Ellyson, who de?
sires to succeed himself, is not thought
to be idle..and the race between them b?~
going to develop into a very pretty one
before it is over. The State convention
will name a chairman when It meets this
summer to nominate candidates for State
One of the best posted Democrat* In
(Continued on Eighth Pagf.)
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS.
?Mr. Carnegie gives $100.000 for a Rich?
mond library. ?? .
-Seaboard offices to come to Richmond.
?Permanent Democratic club organized.
?Lease of the Habliston Building.
?Howitzers leave for "..ashington to
?General Manager Johnson, of the N.
& W., may go to the S. A. L.
?A threatened rate-war between Xor
folk and Newport News by boat and rail.
?Porto Rican arrive at Newport News
and will pass through Richmond.
?The United States training ship Dixie
aground in the Potomac.
?Gen. Thomas L. Roeser writes severe
criticisms on Gen. R- E. Lee. _
?Section men strike against increase in
hours o? labor.
?The army bill conference agree to and
the measure now goes to the President.
?Senate, after a long night session?
passed the sundry civil bill.
?Cabinet members tender their resig?
nations to President.
?Powers make presentations to China?
of lack of wisdom in srranting separata?
concessions to any Power.
?Chinese plenipotentiaries fear to grant
demand of Russia aa to Mancharla.
.?Dewet i? now out of Cap? Colony.
?Contracts for war supplie? are eus*
vended? owing to expected eurrender o?