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CLASff 11 KENTUCKY.
li May Lead to Armed . Con
flict, After Alh .
NJUNCTION AGAINSTTAYLOB
Democratic Server of Notice Thereof Ar
rested by Militia,
lOKHKI/.* COK^DITrON . I.MI'KO VKD.
O<i<-<orj« Xow for Kir«< Tinip Kxpresn
Hoi"* flf llis Hi'covcry— Tn}-l«r Oi
fer* It<'v»ar«l for Arrcsl of tlie Man
W!m> Slieit tlio Ciivcnuir.
FRANKFORT, Ki*., February 2— The
first clash between the. executive andju
cHeial powers of the State. - occurred tb
<;.iy. A still greater clash 5s impending for
to-morrov,', and beyond the possibilities
of to-morrow lies a sea, with skies Jowcr-
Jnp. ;uid so stormy. an aspect, that no poli-'
lidiin of either party can predict where
it will carry the Kentucky ship of state.
There cannot now be any concealment
of the fact that affairs are bordering <Tn
conflict in arms. ■
3^gal process may provide aYMnedy too
tlllatory to please a l\'.w of the more irii
jiatient. and it is in the power"' of tJieso
to create a world of woe at almost any
time. . •
HOW TROUBLK MAY ARLSK.
Tlie clash of to-day came when an oili
rr-r of: the Circuit Court of Franklin cciin
■ty was arrested by the militia whil? a:
lempting to serve notice of a legal pro
ceeding on Governor Taylor. The clash
of to-morrow may conii; when the-oltictirs
of that court attempt to enforce the
rulings of its presiding; judge. JJeh'nd
tr.is .iudge the Democrats will have to
morrow, for the' Jirst time, an active ex
ecutive head in a person of Acting Gqvcr
:.■■: Beckham, : and from the Demoexwuc
standpoint, a regularly' appointed Adju
tiint-General, whose orders tin- troops Übw
< j !K:atniK-d around the Capitol building" are
bound to obey. If i hey decline to obey,
the new Adjutant-General will, the Uomo
crats claim, have the power.-.. to organize
iiiilitarj r forces of his own,, and proceed
against" all people who defy. the authority
of his officer, and that of the Governor
of the State, whom he represents.
On the other hand, the Republicans are
fixed in their attitude that there is an
insurrection in the State; that l.'eckham
nnd the actions of his Adjutant-General,
and his orders, are those of people act-
Ing in opposition to law. and that those
v-h.i show resistance to ill-?. proe!arnatipnsv
«r Governor Taylor are in rebellion against
i!i" Ci'innionwealih. They will. resist any
auempt of any kind to remove- them
from their position iirouml the Capitol,
mwtlng force with force, and that means
civil war.
ARREST OF NOTICE-SI:RVER.
The first clash of. to-day came when
Alnnzo Walker, a stenographer, .miployed
by the Democratic attorneys, was placed
ur.iler arrest in the Capitol grounds,
ehi'rsed with conduct tending to* incite
mutiny and riot. He had Pinned to the
door of the private; bliice of Governor
Taylor a notice of injunction proceed-
To-morrow -the injunction will undoubt
edly be granted. Judge Caritrill has the
reputation of firm enforcement of his
rulings, and will use all the. power in
his hands to secure the operation of his
injunction. It is equally certain that the
Republicans will pay 'no attention to
Juuge Cinurill or his writs.
The Democrats- claim that the Republi
cans" arrest of Wallcer while he was oar
r\i:is out the orders of. the Court lias
placed them in contempt of court, and
they will make all this point possible.
\O KKDEKAI, I.NTEHFintBNCK.
TiexitN-iK Ooiitl.'s Tliai Situation
I)«M's Not Warrant It.
WASHINGTON, February 2.— Nearly
the entire time of the Cabinet meeting
10-day was devoted to a discussion of the
situation in Kentucky, and the rights and
curies of the President in connection
therewith. V; Almost immediately ujion the
receipt of Governor Tayior's message last
ni£ln\ the President took up the question,
and consulted authorities on points with
which lie was not familiar. A decision
"/was reached at once, and when Senator
elect Blackburn, with Representatives
llhieai, Alii-n, Gilbert, Smith, and Wheeler
called this morning to protest against
Federal interference in Kentucky, the
I 'resident promptly gave them to under
stand Iliat he hadalready reached a con
clusion on the subject, and that he had
found that the situation did not warrant
th.' Federal authorities in interfering.
CABINET AGREES.
This, decision was announced to the
Cabinet immediately- upon its convening.
Attorney-General Griggs. Secretary Root,
and the other lawyers of the Cabinet sus
talued tho President's conclusions. .The
2aw which must govern in this case au
ihorizes Federal action only when tlie
'•ewlasure is not in session and cannot
l->" convened.
Governor Taylor's message does not ln
""•tisimte that the Jjeglslature of the .State
t-aunot be promptly, convened, nor does
lie show that the conditions in Frankfort
»"• .such as would justify Federal inter
ference.
The President and the members of his
Cabinet, without exception; recognize .the
fact that the Legislature of the Stale ol'
Kentucky, by a majority thereof, is the
solo judge of \ which of the two contest
ants was elected Governor of the State
at thtj r<xrent election. *■■
TAVi^OR CALKED "GOVERNOR,"
THOUGH.
A'i(-r the Cabinet meeting the following
Maiement was made:
"The Pr<_-sid<;nt has decided that no
'■'•iis't has" -yet arisen to justify the inter
vention of the National Government in
K'riuucky, and has so informed the Gov
ei-'ior."
Some signiiicancj may attach to; the
of the word "Governor" in this state
nient, inasmuch as the. reply /was direct
t-u to Governor Taylor.
UI^JHOCIt.VriC OH«A.VIZA'I'IO.V.
'•"KWiiiurc ]tfumriris.Go«'liPl> Kloc
il«n- Kurlticr Klsht in; CoiiiMs. /■
PIUNKFORT. KY., Febiuary i— The
J>niocratie "iu embers )of the. Legislature
to-day t-ffectcd a regular organization,
•or tlio fli-£i tjjnc since' the; swearing in of
Governor Goebel. A secrot session of the
mombors ot ; both houses was held in one
oi;nie. parlors ot the Capitol /Hotel. 1 - at
the election of Wllllain Goebol'as
Governor and -that of J. C. W. Beckham
as Lieutenant-Governor, /was reafiirmed,
nrat in separate sessions of the House
and Senate; and afterward in a joint
session.
Preceding this action, the members of
>ne Sennte" cleetcd as president pro teni.
oena tor Carter, who was nominated for
that position at yesterday's caucus.. A
coinmittt-e of the members of the House,
composed of- Representaiives Finney.
UnfTerty, and Cochrari, was also appolnt
•"d.. to draw up a set of ."rc'solutioris show
ing the- condition of affairs as it exists at
tho State capital to-day, and covering
thoroughly the Democratic side of the
controversy. Probably no further at
tempt will he made to hold sessions in
the State House. - ■'<-
LONDON SESSION : TO IJE IGNORED.
It seems to be weir understood among
the Democratic me'mbors of the Legis
lature that the session rtt London . will
l>o Ignored altogether by them, and that
no Democrat will attend, "until compelled
to do so."
The Democratic members will continue
to hold sessions at some convenient place,
until the politicnl atmosphere has cleared.
This plan of action- was decided "on to
forestall any attempt on the part of the
Republicans to arrest, thorn and- compel
their attendance at London, which ac
tion, according to- the Democratic mem
bers, has been determined on by Gover
nor Taylor. Tf arrests are attempted, no
resistance will be' made by the Demo
crats, either to arrest or. to attending
the session at London -should they be
arrested..
VIOLENCE TO BE AVOIDED.
It was determined that all acts of vio
lence should bo avoided, and that the
battle for supremacy hereafter should bo
fought out. in the court*. Nevertheless,
the situation to-night is regarded as
grave by members of both parties, and
no one is willing to forecast,, the result
of the anticipated dash of authority be
two<:n. Governor Taylor and 1 the State
courts.'
REWARD FOR WOULD-ISE ASSASSIN.
Some action is expected at the session
Monday in resard to offering a . reward
of SoQ.OOO for the arrest, and conviction of
the would-be assas.-ln of Governor Goebel.
The Democratic leaders to -a man are in
favor of suoh -action. ■
National Comihitteeman Urey Vvood
son> who is one. of the chief advocates of
the measure, said to-night' that he had
little doubt that the reward would be
offer-id.
«OtC»i:i/S CUXDITIOV. IJII'ltOVEl).
I'liyxiciaiiM IJolil Out- Sonic Hoyc^of
IJltiiitiitc il«rcov «-r}-.
FRANKFORT, XV.. February 2.— The
condition of William Goebel is to-night
considered belter than at any time since
he was shot. The iron will and deter
mination, of the "wounded man that -he
will not" die by an assassin's bullet are,
however, still considered the main factor
in sustaining him. but to-night .the at
tending physicians, for the first time,
hold out some hope of his ultimate re
covery.
Governor Goebel secured some sleep du
ring tin.; day, which increased his strength
perceptibly, and though, unfavorable
symptoms showed themselves at times,
the sick man always rallied well. Comp
ared with twenty-four hours ago. his
condition shows a decided improvement,
his temperature being mure nearly nor
mal, though some fever still shows itself.
His pulse and respiration are still high,
but his kidneys, the' condition- of .'which
last night was regarded as the most un
favorable symptom, are performing their
functions in a more normal manner, thus
ob via tin? in a degree the danger of anae
mic poisoning.
TEM PER A TUREy 1001-2; PULSE, 120.
Governor Goebel during the day com
plained somewhat of bed-soreness, and
he was turned* partly on his side- to re
lieve- tiie'.i'Mynirieii; rhuscies.' This for ' a
lime had an unfavorable effect, but he
soon' rallied, and shortly afterward.f ell
Into "a light, sleep. His temperature to
night is 100 1-2, his respiration 3S. and his
pulse 120.
• Should the wounded man succeed in
passing, through to-night well, his physi
cians express' tho hope that his recovery,
though necessarily slow, will be sure.
OXLY ONE LUNG DOING DUTY.
"At present Governor Goebel breathes
altogether from his left lung," said Dr.
Williams to-night. "Clotted blood has
almost entirely coated his wounded right
lung, which, of course, forms /a natural
bandage, and prevents further bleeding,
but later will prove somewhat a source
of danger. The clotted blood will decom
pose in about eight days, and then . it
may be necessary to remove' a section of
a rib, in order to remove the decomposed
blood. ;The wound will then be drained,
and the danger will be from secondary
hemorrhage."
KEXTI'CKI.WS AT "WHITE HOU.SI3
Democratic Delegation Asks I're»l
deutsXot to Interfere.
' WASHINGTON, February A delega
tion of Kentucky Democrats, consisting
of Senator-elect Blackburn and Represen
tatives" Rhea, \Vh«eler, Smith, Allen, and
Gilbert, and Colonel Phi!. Thompson, call
ed upon President McKinley to-day,
at the :\Vluie House, to protest agair.st
Federal interference in the contest in
Kentucky. .Senator l-indsay arrived soon
after the delegation had been admitted,
and was immediately ushered into the
President's private office, where iho con
ference was in progress.
Senator'; Blackburn and Representative
Rhea. acted as spokesmen. -They ex
pressed their deep solicitude lest a colli
sion should occur between the warring
elements in Kentucky. ■ and made the re
port that Governor Taylor had solicited
Federal intervention the text of their
protest.
DEMOCRATS WITHIN THE LAW.
They assured the: President' -that- ; : tho
law and Constitution of Kentucky had
been strictly followed by the Democrats
in the contest over the governorship/and
that they proposed to -stand by the law.
The crisis that had arisen, they declared,
should be met in Hie courts, and deter
mined by the law. The Democrats, they
asserted, would abstain -"from -..violence.
They simply desired a lawful- and orderly
settlement of the controversy.- Federal
intervention would only aggravate mat
ters intensify the excitement, and almost
certainly lead to trouble, ;.. and per
haps loss* of life.': They earnestly, ap
pealed :to the President to avert such a
calamity., by abstaining from interference
of any sort.
BJ-AOKI3URN TO COUNSEL PEACE-
Senator Blackburn and Representative
Rhea said that they .were going to Ken
tucky to counsel peace and. obedience to
Senator Lindsay endorsed what "his- col
leagues hu<l saM about the Democrats'
abiding within the law. and no matter
how much men might differ a? to the
wisdom ; and merits .of the contest, -the
dispatch of Federal: troops to .Kentucky
would, he said. 'in his opinion create
anarchy and chaos. . . '-
The President, in reply, expressed hit.
«r<-at anxiety over the situation., and his
profoundest " wish that, violence should
bo avoided, and. that the contest should
be legally determined. , He assured the
delegation in a general way that heide-
Ulored the situation,- and ihat 1-ederal in
terference would come - only as the -.last
report after having been invoked by the
propt-r authorities under trie law and -the
Constitution. . .".-...•
PRESIDENT'S /WORDS SATISFACTORY
"While the ; ' President ' spoke in genera!
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PJCiIMOKD. YA.. SATCIHDAY, FEBRUARY \ 3900.
ffltilßfflFOßl
Adopts Resoiutiqns Strongly Urg
ing Passage of Air— Line BiiL
iiSlSillMOlOWi
Major Dooley Plainly Sliows How v It
Hurts tlie South.
SHITS- OFF ALL COMPETJTIO-V.
How It Has Prevented the Iluililiiiß
of Another Line from Here to
."WasbiiißTlo'n— A Lurfjc Attendiince
mid the Action 'Kiitlmsijisiic;; •
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
at a general, meeting held- last night,
adopted strong resolutions urging the
passage by the General Assembly of the
bill granting a charter to the Richmond
and Washington -Ajr-Urie Railroad Com
pany! The attendance was exceptionally
large, and the action was hearty and en
thusiastic, i: :'■ :':',■
President L. 55." -Morris, . who occupied
the chair, announced that in accordance
with a motion made' and carrifici; a t : a
meeting of the Board of Directors held
on Wednesday this general meeting, of
t!ie Chamber had been called to consider
Senate Bill No. 312. now pending in the
L?gisiature-"tf. incorporate the Rich-,
mond and Washington Air-Line Railway
Oompany--and to give some expression
to the sentiment of the community upon
this important -measure. He then de
clared that the meeting was ready to
hear any member upon the question.
RESOLUTIONS ENDORSING THE BILL
Mr. L. C. Younger -said he considered
the matter one of the .greatest- impor
tance and int. Test to the people of, Rich
mond, and that he had a preamble and
r^oluti.m favoring the bill in question,
which he would offer for the considera
tion : and adoption of the. meeting, and
request the secretary to read. The sec
retary read the preamble and resolution,;
as follows:
Whereas, a bill has been offered in the
General Assembly of Virginia for the
purpose of chartering a railroad 'from the
city of Richmond, or any point in rlen
rico county, to a point on the Potomac
river, "in. either Fairfax or "Alexandria
counties,"'- the title of the bill being ' 1 <•>
Incorporate the Richmond and Wash
ington Air-Line Railway Company,
which in effect, .means the construction
of another railroad between Richmond
and the seat of our National Government;
and. as it. is believed to be of paramount
importance to the best interests of the
South, and especially of the-State of Vir
ginia. as^wpJl.-asl th«v- eity_ of-Riohmond..
that'this. bill should be. passed, the Rich
mond Chamber of Commerce, in the ex
ercise of the right of petition, most re
spectfully appeals to the General Assem
bly- to grant this charter, for the follow
ing considerations:
While the facilities for traffic: between
Richmond and other Virginia cities and
the South are .quite ample, there being
the' three southern systems— viz., the
Southern railway. . the Atlantic-Coast
Line, and the Seaboard Air-Line, and be
tween Washington and the North, the
great Pennsylvania and Baltimore and
Ohio systems, with their doubled track
lines, affording most abundant facilities,
the link between these great systems
from Richmond. to Washington is a single
track' line, consisting of the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad,
from Richmond to Qtiuntico, and thence
to Washington over the Washington and
Southern railroad— a part of the Penn
sylvania railroad, system.
The question arises at once Upon a con
sideration of this situation, why this re
stiicted condition as to the traffic between
thr- national . capital and the capital . ot
the Commonwealth exists, and the only
answer that can be given is that the State
of Virginia, which originally subscribed
most' liberally to the stock of the Rieh
nr>nd, Fredericksburg and'Potomac rail
road, for the~ express purpose of affording
its citizens what: -was then deemed a
necessary highway for trade and travel,
has been asked by parties desiring to
peipetuate the exclusive charter of the
Richmond. Freclericksburg and Potomac
railroad to put itself in the anomalous
position, almost two thirds of a century
after, its subscription to this enterprise.'
of denying its citizens the right to build
another much needed railroad, urging as
the'r reasons that- the- Staterhas a pecu
niary interest in the Richmond,: Fred
encksburg and Potomac railroad, and
the supposition that the value of - that
intf-rest might be impaired.
Such- a position, upon every considera
tion oV the wisest public policy, seems to
b.» absolutely inconsistent and Indefensi
ble. The Richmond and Washington Air-
L'ne Railway Company not only proposes
t? build' its road without the aid of the.
State but it is expected to create more
than 's^.OCO.OOO- of railroad property, sub
-■cc.- t<>' taxation, while the property of the
Richmond. Fredericksburg . and Potomac
railroad, based on the; current market
value of its securities, valued at" over
?r, ('Oi.OCO. is forever exempt from taxation.
I* ul^o jjroposes to guarantee the State's
income from its holdings in the Rich
mond. Fredericksburg. and Potomac for
five years, and at the State's option to
pa"' the State for' its stock and dividend
obligations- of the Richmond, . Fredericks-
I:ur"°- and Potomac an amount over 150.
percent: in excess of its original 'invest
ments, and the" highest market price at
which the stock has ever been sold.
A simple statement of the case carries
with it its own argument. No pecuniary
consideration, it is believed, in the.slight
est degree justifies a position so contrary
to the State's obligations to its citizens,
contrary to its every tradition and to its
present, attitude, unon most important
economic problems with which ;it is con
fronted: but, in view;,' of the very favor
able offer on.' the part of the Richmond
and Washington Air-Line Railway Com-;
pany to buy its holdings in the Rich
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac, and
the additional revenue to the: State which
■will be -created "by. "the construction, of
this roVdand the developments along its
Voutes, itisbelieved.that her/interest will
suffer in no degree .whatever: therefore,
be it . ..■"'■■ • ■-■' ; "' -
-" Resolved -by the Richmond Chamber of.
Commorce. That- the; .General "Assembly
of Virginia be most earnestly requested
to divest- itself. of its interest in the: Ric
hmond. Fredericksburg and Potomac-rail
road •at ■ this most -favorable -time, "and
that the Chamber urgently appeals, to
that : body, ■..-. by' granting =; the
charter-to the Richmond and Washington
Air-Line Railway. Company to permit its
citizens that "■ free developrnent v of trans
portation, facilities albng'thi.s^mostjimpor
tant.line.of traffic • which-.it has most-.libe
rally fostered and; encouraged ;- in -almost
every' other direction throughout ;the
State. ■ ' ": - .:• " -. . ■ : .... '
. WANTED IT REFERRED. . '-.
. Mr. ,R;. Carter' Scott, moved; that" the
solution be ; referred . to one", of ; the •:com
mit tees, of ; the Chamber for its careful:in
veslisa.ti6n,-.and- reporf:.to:;;some;:isubse-.
(juent ;; meeting;, saying that ; there; were
"oilier: parties-. interested. in securing; /a;
charter -of-:': this;; character, and /also; that
the State;:had. a. verS'iiinportant, interest
involved, -and; in. stich- ; cases; tie;: thought
the ; Chamber I should .Voiily.-; act /after/ the
f uilest "'consider h tion, '< whereas.- 1 this meet
ing 1 was called ,on ■; short- notice"; -"ahd^thei
memb?rs ;'..of ;:the. ; (^h'a'niber..-'gene"rallys: i had;'
hot-? had ' oppo r t v n i i. y •■ tie f o re. ; ■; o f bei n g / ac
quajnteri ;;with; the; p ; ) per which ;hacl; been
pre.HentPd^ .'byjMr;^iVbunger.\'ln^repiy,>Mr.;
-Voun ge r ; st a ted 't h a t . ; t h c}'e } ' subj ect V was ;n o I
new -one -to -the; people * of Richrhond; that
the; papers had recently. "been filled'; with
editorials 'Upon it;':'' and '.he' -though t-': this
meeting 5 fully to act"-;-intelli- "
seritljC upon ,t he 1 . The ;. motion ot -'■
Mr:. Scott :not meeting ' ; with «i second; and
the resolution- offered i by ; Air.' Younger,
being seconded /by. Mr.".- D. - R.":Midyette.':
the Chair announced/that Mr: -Younger's |
resolution .was- the: question before the |
meeting.'arid that remarks upon. the reso-.j
lution;were in 'order;, ~ ,;-/:'[ \
MAJOR DOOLEY'S STRONG SPEECH, j
Major .James .H: Dooley .stated- that he j
•was a. .director and ; \ stockholder ,'in the j
Seaboard, and- Roanoke- railroad, and. that j
he had; invested; a-rlarge amount ; of "his
means in this railroad enterprise, /having
for its immediate object the ; organization
of a; great; railroad system through/ to the
.Gulf of Mexico, and later on the:establish
ment of shipping facilities from Tampa
to Havana,- Cuba. ... He- had .invested
m .this ; enterprise., from his belief, in; its
merits. ,and';the greatest benefit -^which'
could be bestowed upbnf the South', upon
Virginia: •■" and" especially upon the ".''city..'* of
Richmond was the granting of. this char
ter ito' the Riehmond.U and : Washington
Air-Line. : "We 'propose." he said, "to
have cars - running-- through this: spring
from. Tampa to Richmond, but, when 'we
get to Richmond What do we find? ... Look
ing ;to| the South,, and Southwest wo
find three great systems centering . at .
Richmond— the ' Southern, the ''Atlantic-
Coast. ' Line, and. the Seaboard Air-Line—
looking to the North and West 'and
Northwest, we .find, three great- .system
centering at. Washington—the;-Pennsyl
vania,, the, Baltimore and Ohio,- and the.
Chesapeake and Ohio— thus making, Ric
hmond the gu^yay to 1 the South; .and.
Washington the' gateway, to the North;
but what do we see between them? One
single-track railroad— the ' Richmond,
Fredericksburg and -Potomac— from' Rich
mond to Quanlico, controlled by 'At
lantic-Coast Line, and- the line .from.
Quantieo to Washington controlled- by: the
Pennsylvania railroad. Tinder these con
ditions not a pound of freight nor a pas
pcngor can "pass over, itlu's route -either
way without paying toll to the Pennsyl
vania railroad. ._
.-, ";. THEY -WORK TOGETHER:
The Atlantic-Coast. Line and the Pa?h
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac; being
old-time friends' and allies of the 'Penn
sylvania, .'gather, large quantities of
freight from the South, and turn it over
to the Pennsylvania.. The Pennsylvania,
In return, gathers large quantities .of
freight in the North. and Middle West and
turns it over to the Richmond, Freder
icksburg and Potomac and the Atlantic-
Coast Line, so' that the Seaboard Air-Line
is regarded in coming, to Richmond as an
intruder, seeking to share in this busi
ness. The Pennsylvania", it is true, says
to the Seaboard Air-Line, Give your busi
ness from the South to us. and we will
handle it for you. But when we. ask the
Pennsylvania what they will give us in
return, their reply is, You cannot expect
us to abandon our old-lime friends and
allies. We are. therefore, forced to look
beyond, and we-, find ■ the Baltimore and
Ohio, with all the necessary facilities for
handling the business beyond Washing
ton. It will be a good thing for the Sea
board Air-Line to have a connection with
the Pennsylvania, but. we also want an
other connection. ' •
"There appeared to be another way oC
reaching Washington." Major Dooley
continued. "'The Chesapeake and; Ohio
now affords a line between Richmond
and Washington in^a round-about Way,
but- it runs due north to Junc
tion, and under; its privilege of building
branch lines fifty miles in length it could
have reached Quantieo, where the Balti
more and Ohio, under its charter,, could
have built to meet it; but the Pennsyl-.
vania tui-ned up as owner of the Chesa
peake -^anil^Ohio. rendjy ing that plan im
practicabjeT ihiis"'the-"'f- > 6Tinsylvania' rail
road is in a position to .dictate the terms
and- control rates of freight not only to-
New York,' Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington, and other northern cities,
but also to the West and the Northwest.
The question, therefore, resolves ; itsell
simply into this: Do you .want competi-'
tion? As a business-man and- a; citizen
of Richmond, always having at heart the
interest of this clear old ■ city. .1 do .' not =
believe that the Legislature could confer
a greater boqn-upou this great and pro
gressive community than by chartering
a competing line from Richmond to the
North. The Richmond. Frprtericksburg
and Potomac stockholders': offer" to buy,
from tho State of Virginia; a -perpetual
monopoly of the business of the city or
Richmond and other sections of the- State
for about .sf>o,oo9 per annum. Are we re
turning to the dark ages when monopolies
are sold by the governments? , I trust
this offer.. may recoil upon those who
made it, . ami that this old State will
never, for such a "consideration, "foster.
such a monopoly."
Major Dooley •"concluded his. remarks
with an eloquent protest against this pro
position.He was listened to with the
most marked attention,, and . elicited the
most hearty applause.
IS A CATCHING PROPOSITION. '
llr. . Isaac -Diggs said *he agreed with
Major Dooley, to whose eloquent' address
he^ had listened with profound interest,
bin he said he held before him a printed
proposition. Which had been placed in the
hand of every member of the Legislature,
that it made, a very fi:i<r showing", and
.was certainly a catchy proposition.- and
it had been followed by a bill offered in
the . Senate by Mr. .Jeffress. and in the
House: by Mr. Parks;'; providing that the
revenue of the State from its interest in
the Richmond. Fredericksburg and Poto
.mar should be so handled as ultimately
to wipe out the State debt. Mr. Diggs
said he was not enough of a financier to
deal with that statement himself, but he
warned Major Dooley that he ami the
friends of the Richmond and. Washington
Air-Lu\e Railway Companj' would .be met
by that paper. -Mr. Diggs further stated
that ; : the paper, though crediting the
State With the revenue of $8,000 for the
estimated tax to -be. derived ' from the
Richmond and "Washington Air-Line, if
built, still showed that it was to the in
terest of the State not to sell its" hold
ings in the; Richmond, Frederieksburg
and Potomac, the effect of this being to
continue the State as a partner in this
railroad and to make her opposed to any
line paralleling that, road, to. perpetuate
its exeriiption from taxes; and to enable
the road to get what it wanted from the
Legislature without such provisos as
had been; insisted upon with, other rail
roads. In conclusion Mr. Diggs' said -that
almost one of the first votes he.l cast in'
the Legislature, when he was;a member,
was to authorize the. sale of the: State's
interest in the Richmond.' Fredericksburg
and Potomac, and- he was proud of that
vote. If. -this "was done, and the road in
Which -Major Dooley was. interested- was
built- and operated, with the best equip
ment, the Richmond, Fredericksburg and
Potomac .would; then have to come, to the
Legislature for .-additional ; privileges
when: they could 'be " forced- to-, give up
their exemption -from taxes and the: State
would • not : only, receive . taxes from the
'new , road,^ estimated at. $8,000. : but. also
taxes. from the Richmond,. Fredericksburg
•and;-.Potomaci Mr. Diggs's remarks were
received .With much applause. ' ; ';' . '
' ; SPEAKS FOR ATLANTA! ■ . "
1 Mr., Henry L. Cabell, addressing the
: Ohair, stated that Mr. W. 7X: '•: Mitchell; a.
■native of- Richmond^but no w.^: residing' irf
Atlanta; -w^'is. present, and .as Ihefwould
be! able to tell the meeting.how; Atlanta
felt: in ./regard to .this .question,; he. hoped;
the privilege of- the ifloor. would be extend
ed :tO;him;-.The Chair, knowing .; all pres
ent would\'be' glad; ;to; hear'; from Mr.
Mitchell. ; -invited tol : address .^the
'meeting:.'';-"" : - ■'■ \' ■_ '
;>;:Mr.y;Mitchello said ; that,"! i th6ughl;he.:was c
theTcommercial -freight -agent- of /.the Bal-;
(CONCLUDED' ON SIXTH PAGE.)
ffiOE THE RfICISE
jui}|6;Waill|Barslf|mli
Application for Injunction.
ATTACK AMENDED CHARTER,
Contention That Concurrent Legislation
Necessary : for Consolidation.
SPEAK FOR THK SEABOARD.
- /"' - i :"'''■ '... ' ' '■ ■ -/•■
Counsel Make Sironjc Presentation
of Csi.sc of Defence it ml Gmiiha«izc
the Lejriilit.v and Couiiileteness of
Lejjfisljition— Deeixlon Iteserve«li
The Hyan-Seaboard litigatioa was
'further continued in this city yesterday.
The second petition of M^r. Ryan for. an
injunction restraining the' Seaboard Air-
Line from carrying into the con
solidation plans heretofore .fully out- j
lined" was heard by Judge Edmund Wad- j
dill. Jr., in; the United States Circuit
Court.. ; . ; - ■:
The argument commenced at It A. M.
and ended at S:3O P. M. The; Court an
nounced thai: it -would not render a de
cision at once. It will be announced in
a. few days.
The issue was clearly ' defined. : The
complainant denied 'the constitutionality
of the- act amending the charter of the
Richmond, Petersburg and Carolina' Rail
road: Company, so as to provide 'for : con
solidation, with the Seaboard and .Roa
noke railroad, but based his case more
particularly on the contention that con
current r legislation by both Virginia and
North Carolina would be necessary to
authorize the Seaboard and Roanoke to"
consolidate. Complainant ■ denied that
compensation . was guaranteed the. mi
nority stockholders under the plan
provided in the amended act. These prin
cipal" contentions were reinforced by
other : arguments or" secondary mi-,
portance. .
DEFENDANTS' ARGUMENT. ' "
.-' The defendants; contended vigorously
that. the only question at issue was the
constitutionality of the passage and terms
of the amended act. ; They also protested
that no definite action had been taken
by the defendants', and . that the com
plainant, by anticipating definite action,
had no ground for a suit. for a ; restraining
order. They laid stress on the fact that,
the complainant's interests, as a'minority
stockholder, had been safeguarded in the
act passed January 12th.
Judys Waddill gave the closest 1 atten
tion to argument of tlie' gentlemen. He
jotted; down"'nidir.oi'an"tta"bf citations "of
opinions all: day. ' He .- interrupted everj
speaker with- questions, and : was in the
attitude of- one seeking for' all possible
light on a question that he will be called
upon to decide.]
Counsel present were Messrs. Bernard
Carter, W. L. Marbury. arid D. Lawrence
Groner, for the complainant, and Messrs.
Cross, of the firm of Cowan, Cross &
Bond; Leghß. Watts, Henry & Williams..
L. L. Lewis, and Edgar Allan; for de
fendants.
WERE LATK BEGINNING.
The hearing was set for 10 o'clock, but
it was nearly 11 when the. court wascall
ed to order. Atlidavirs- were submitted
by counsel for complainant at the outset...
Mi-. Marbury. in presenting them, '-brielly"
stated the reasons why they should be
admitted. Judge Cross. . for ,the defend-,
ants, objected to introduction "of .the af-.,
tidavits, contending *that all pertained to
the -original- hearingv whereas, he hoped,.'
the Court would ■ confine "argument -at this
time to the amended and .supplemental
bill, upon which alone counsel fur the de-
I fendants had prepared themselves. : Judge;
Cross objected mildly to the introduction
of a "formidable array" of affidavits
without any previous notice to the other
side, whereupon he was reminded that
during the hearing of; the original bill
counsel for defendants. had. similarly sur
prised complainant's counsel. "
Of the four affidavits, two were admit
ted and two ruled out. One of those ad
mitted.is the statement .of Page, a stock
holder, as to the proceedings of a meet
ing of tin: Raleigh fahd Gaston railway
ori January 2lst. and the other. a report of
a New York lawyer on the statutes of
North Carolina in relation to railway
charters, being . introduced to show the
alleged uncoiistitutipnality in that state
of legislation similar to that enacted by
the Virginia Assembly with reference to
the Seaboard and Roanoke. The reject
ed affidavits related to the earning ca^
pacitv of the Georgia and Alabama and.
Florida' Central. and Peninsular railways.
Before argument was commenced an
agreement was entered into by" counsel
| for both sides, and acquiesced in by the
! Court, whereby each side was; to open
! and close its case in the period: of three
i hours and a half: The. object of this ar-
r angement was to concludfe the ?ase, if
possible, with'the day.
MR. MARL-tURY'S. ARGUMENT.
It was exactly noon When Mr. Marbury,
! of counsel for.Mr. Ryan, opened the case
'■ for the complainant.- He spoke two hours,
i and concluded with a vigorous expression
! of : opinion touching the stability, of the
; syndicate which seeks to bring about the
1 Seaboard Air-Line consolidation. .
Mr Marbury laid givat stress, on the
alleged illegality, of- the proceeding con
templated by one clause of the act incor
1 porating the- Richmond, Petersburg, ami
; Carolina road,. wherein it is provided that,
any dissatisfied stockholder may resort to
i tlie Circuit Court -of • Richmond and have
that tribunal, arbitrate. and hx, the value
■ of such stock^as petitioner; may hold, and
compel -payment 1 at such-Valuation by the
'. consolidated system." Such; a proceeding.
i he said,rwould be aninvasion of the right
i of the:individual; none, not even a court
i of law. could deprive a': stockholder oi" his
■ right to hold his ; stock or sell it, as he
■might" elect. -Besides; : he said, it : would be
impossible for a court to ascertain the
valuefof. sueh r stock.. .
."'■ Assuming. . for the sake of argument,
continued Mr.-i. Marbury,- that; the. power
sought to be conferred >on such court ;of
arbitratiorr'contemplated. the exercise of
the right, of eminent -domain, it; is not
valid in; this case,£because the Seaboard
and.. Roanoke; railway is; the '^creation .of
two- sovereign States— Virginia andvNorth
Carolina; Uhe.t result ! of; legislative enact
ment; by. both « States. ißy ' concurren t ' ac-
Uionof the States, i therefore .the Seaboard
and. Roanoke' wtts'jwhat'mlghtlbe? termed
a* consolidated :■. corporation.. .However." . in
theVeye: of t thej ; Federal r courts, .it was a
separate .; .; and ig diati net.'c t .' -2 corporation :< ",f or
eachn,Therefore (< he> concluded., concurrent
actionXwas^necessary. in iorder.- ! to
anv-consplidation. •%;•";-■; - : r- -• ■• : - ■■:-■" 7 ■'.:"..
- "theory; TORfSENjiTrvENEss/ ; ;
--vMr.SMarbury,- touched 'upon ;^ the yallegeU:
sensitiveness ; of/; the 1
in I con trol 1 of >, th e l. Seaboard,' < in tregard tto ■
any/ injunction tbefns found | agralnstithem." .
and-said-that.he; had ? a: theory -to; account
ifor^'it.s iHisithebry. v-he^ proceeded;i'iwas
sthat-Mr.':John;Skelton'-.William3and' r asso- r
ciales haU r ; toured New York. r Phlladel
phiiir iinrt -EaitiinorH.l ami llnan-"
ciaiJaid ifor.TcarrylnsJon Ufjplans.on : the
assurance* to:?seeurity-h6!ders: that -con-.
soHd;ition;Would?certalnly{beieffi'cte(i:;'Ari
Injunction cs£opping s 'ithe: synrficntftj.woiiia
disturb- bondho.d^r^and^ ; therefore. th«
light' to prevent <6r secure postponermm..
of *ariy 'f court"- decision -that might JS&|??i
favorablei ■- "A -restraininir" orders; v.0u.«l
give; them Taway.'^Ueclared • the; speaker.
Mr.vMarbury -intimated thatjthe cleteml
ants 'in steekinxito have thfi,.:Udi of;the
court ; in carrying* through : *^eir ; schemes,
acted-in;ah;gh-handed ij^ner. flln^he
course -of iliis argument Mr-V-Marbury^sPV;
eral times declared that: th^rcv hart never
been a de niu! lrom ;the defendants; Oi -.«*
purpose. : to 'effect consolidation. > > - .-' „
' rSPEAKSvKOK-THK DBFENCK. : : :
At ,2 Vclock ; a . recess of an hour a nd: a
half was taken, r but it v.-as 4 6"clock^b?r-.
fore: Judge" \Cros.s,l> the .first speaker. \,lor
' the - defendant*;-"' began his . •argument:
Judge Cross laid dotvn the proposition
that the ion! v." question for the court fto
consider was the-constitutional:ty : 'Oi..:the r
legislative" act of : January. ;12th.~ He
quoted .from' the -answer; to the/amenueu
and : : supplemental bill, <tq emphasize ■ the.
action of the-". stoctdioldirs :of,-the.:-.Sear
board and Roanoke railroad at meetiiis-v
held; in January.%: which action . was -the
declaration of intention of the bondhold
ers to pa ss' themselves .upon i.tinjr^prppo-:
sition looking to ..consolutat ion. l - Judge
Cross .-.was very clear in his statement ot
th«; perfect legality.- from his'pointluC
view;; of "the.- proceedings -had in meeting,
and pointed outtlui. faeuthat so far, from
having "delega ted to the president^ ami
Board of Directors <of the Seaboard -and
Koanoke the determination of the: au« s r.
tion of consolidation." the stockholders
had expressly declared - a purpose to holit
a . special meetins for ratification; of ■ any
proposition ' ? looking to consolidation. .-. .
Judge Cross declared emphatically that
the complainants had . no case ;in;cour*.
in that the injunction: prayed, for was an
ticipatory ; of.jiny dflinito action looking
to' consolidation." .According to the
chancei>- practice 'Tof '.England., which is
the same in -principle obtaining in the
United- States courts," -such an order ras
complainants desired could not lawfully
issue: - - ... , ,\ „. .• • ,
• .RIGHT TO; AMENI).CHARTEF:._ -
'.Judge Cross asserted the authority 'ot
the* rlegishxture to amend the charier ■in
controversy, both by special provision :in
the original document and by "-.virtue ,o.
a trentral: Unvv A charter, when -so
amended, he said, could be annulled by
no ccurt in the land. The speaker went
incu sonic detail in "detinins the change
effected by amending a charter.- contena
i"S that the old powers are -superseded
by new onos granted in the amendatory
aot the practical, effect beinsc -the repeal
or annulling of the: first instrament- ;-•.-■ ■■
Judge- Cross' referred at length to that
provision in the new charter whereby
ar.y minority stockholder is .provided/: a
remedy "to secure, compensation tor his
holdings. The clause in ••question pro
vides that within sixty days after any
consolidation -that may be effected, dis
sontint- stockholders may institute pro
ceedings in the: Circuit- Court of.tne cit\,
secure arbitration of the value ot his
i.u.ck. and proceed against the consolida.
tirn for tin- amount. All proper^ he
saiii is subject to exercise by .the ..& t ate
of eminent domain, and if Kyan hajteeii
«t«ihsetl. the controversy lies
hin 'and the legislature, .and he can
haw no just grievance against the_beH
boan: ami Koanoke. Judge Cross spoue
thieo quarters of an hour.
NO ('ASK KOIt IX.J UNCTION*.
Judge Lewis closed for the defendants:
He cchtended that no injunotlon_can^ver
b- granted wherethe petitioner has some
other remedy, and he then proceedeel to
argue that the Virginia statutes do pro
vide other remedies. The s Pf" l^ r^|
forced Judge Cross's argument to prove
tltat the authority is uiKLiiestion-d^ndei
which the . Legislature amended , v the
Cl '.\n. Interesting discussion occurred be
nvecn the court and •>«?«« • I '«Yi l "fiiZ
ing the- title of the .bill passed by the
General Assembly . and approved Ja uar>
Pth " The court ..inquired whethet the
Code pn." sion. requiring that the object
b^clearly indicated, in the t tie »*f £-<£
solV-ite with any other railway, com
ptny •' 'In the body of the bill, authority
is V-oeciallv given to effect consolidation
■with 'the Seaboard and Itoauoke Judge.
Si, denned the Code provision .to mean
ii.VfW thV.- title would-be surprised on
were necessary.
'* Mil. CAKTKK CLOSES.
Mr FjVriard'L: Carter, leading counsel
for the c/mplainant. closed the argument.
He "poke- from G [till 'S:^U o'clock, and
mstde a powerful argument.
>£ Carter began by. asking t'^"^:
tion "What is the .scope, of the inquiry.'
Proceeding, 'he -said .the opposition as
serted it to' be on.y of 't^^
stitutionality of the act oL Assembly.
"\vtxny "asserted Mr. Carter, "the .|U"-;
tion-is Whether, on the allegations ot the
bill then' is any legal power in the, S^a
board andnoaiK.ke Kailroad Compun.vvto
consolidate. ;itH.-lfwiih any other rall
1O Mr" Carter elucidated the contention of
hi's colleague, that . the company was a
"concurrent result" by legislative enact-,
ment of Virginia and North Carolina.
"Tin; Seaboard and Koanoke ha.-?, no au
thority to effect consolidation,' said Mr.
Carter emphatically. "becauHe such power
is lacking under the North Carolina.char
ter." He'denied-with great spirit that: Mr.
Rva n and the other minority stockhold
ers would b« assured of compensation, by
the provision for. arbitration through tne
Circuit CourtJ He pointed -out that Mr.
i Rvan would .not ibe • allowed to tile, .his
' petition for adjudication of the. value of
■ hi< stock until after ...consolidation- had
I been effected: -"Who -would he look to
for payment of- hi.-; judgment?" asked Mr.
Carter. 'What, guarantee would he have,
that the Seaboard, ;;after. consolidation,
would pay the judgment? Is it not possi
ble that "it would take second or' third
preference, coming in after heavy, mort
gages on the. property. According to th>;
language of -the" bill, the minority stock
holders would 'certainly get no money
before consolidation.".' Their petitions,
under the. - pl^n proposed, v.-ouid be Hied
against the. consolidated company. • .;.
"It is not in the power of the State; to
a . s?:i^.s the value' of stock and compel the
ov.r.i-r to acceptahar price. It is not,, In
tho jurisdiction of' the State to condemn
personal property.'""'"
Carter, declared that a congressional
law making it impossible, 'for a petitioner
in' a State, court to secure removal of.htn
i c-iuse to. a Federal;court might itventuate
I in ousting the jurisdiction of, the;FedVrtil
cout't.'- 1 '■.'.-..■.. '.'..''
-■--'-_ K:ccKKpr:i> his timk. -
The last half, hour of Mr.. Carter's
'spWcli was the,;, cllnnix to an exhaustive
review of all tht: arguments forth*; com
plainant. - He spoke with .great;earnest
ness; and engaged the' close attention of
,the court. . . ■ .
Mr." Carter -overspoke the- three and a
half hours limit for his side by .at h-asc
an hour. ■ . - - .
.\*r. Cross, whose Hrowmt; ; impatience
aya v last passed "the "bounds of silence, re
marked, audibly: "They have b^en speak
ing four hours." . '-.: ;, ■
He repeated a minute later: "It is not
fair;. it is not fair." . -' ' " .. ;.".'■
Meanwhile, Mr. Carter nad . approacn^d
close tc the Judge's, bench,, and was ..In
til.- midst of his appeal .'for an immediate
preliminary (restraining order. :
"I ask a preliminary restraining order
: aWiin3i you." exclaimed -Judse Cross.
Vr Carter replied: "If you will :pardon
rmv-"l: think your action ;very imperti-'
'nent.'- • ' , , • '■ : ■■
Tiifc" skirmish; ended there. _ ..
• i'Ai ; the" conclusion of the hearing Judse
Waddill "annoutieed that, he -Would make
known his decision in .a few days. ;
--'-Tli* 'Best I'rcscrlptlon ft>r "Cliill.t ■
and Fever is : V bottle. of. Grove's .Tasteless
Chill =Tonlc." The formula is plainly printed
on 1 each package. It is -simply ; Iron and
Quiriine~"in\a itastfelf«s!,:form,?hnd.la'-.^oni-i
pounded in correct proporiioiw. Tho
reason/ Imitators do not .advertise "their
formula'^ia 'because they know you -wojilU
hot';lniy r tl»eir ;«mcdicJne "-if you"- Ich'ew ;fHs;
ingredients, i Grove's- is the . orisinai;":- ana
Is t the' ; only- chill t and iVfeyer- remedy , sold
throughout '■ the" : «fntlrn malarial ; seccidnf'of
the.United;States/;;No'cure, no paj-.Prica
PAV/*f*nts« ' -■ •■ ■■ j' * * ■■- -"■ '-■-'■". -' -■ *- * "'■■ ."■ .■ *''*.**'•" . "-
IMllKliiiry'it YltoH.
♦he bedt^breukfadt vfood. "
' three* Jcents peblsopM
Indications. That Buller May.
Have Spin Attacked. ■
KITCHENER VISITHIG ARMIES,
r-r* ' - . ■-•---■.. : - ' - -*
! FJetinien's Camp Apparently to Be Base ;
■ : "for Free State Invasion.- :. _ ;
■ ' ■''■'■ "..* r ~ "-' .'. ■ "':'•■ '■.'"'■ ' - ■ T" '■ " • 'V. '.-'"". -."-"■ '• '■"■• -'■-■"■ ;'■ -■■'.-' -
;Ri;3IORED BIG CVn'tRE OF BOGBS";
- " :■'- ■ g^||
Kri*nclrSntd to Have Taken. in'AbbaiT/
:. }<(»> :of the Bnrjs'her*— Free 'JSt*toV* -Y
KPitortpJ to Ke (iv tt Jnjc Very -TIreUJ * :
of tbe hiKhtioK. , • : «- ■ -♦ "1
LONDON. February 2.-4 A>M.— Hello--.
Rrama ■■ flashed from Ladysmlth three"
days ago say -tlTat the :;Uoerl: ;Uoerl investment ■
lines: then were thinning, and 'that, the;
Burghers were moving in *fore« toward
tho Tugela.- indicating- that- ; a /.collision
w«:i; espectecl there. This intelligence
bears out 'other "signs that General Bullee
purposed, a^fresh attack. : -" :
Tlie War. Office continues to reveal-no
thing that has happened in Natul. ; With
out exception, the military critics regard
with dismay the Prospect of a renewal qt;
the assaults, unless General Buller haa
been heavily reinforced, and there Is "no*
thing to indicate that this is the case. ' -
■ .[; -KITCI£ENKR .TKAVKLUXO.
Lord Kitchener/ has been . ;.tfavonin'if
from army to army in Northern ; Cap»
Col<t :y. and General French." by iristruc-,
ti0n.. .15 nov.- inCaptt Town, consul tintf
with Lord Roburts. Large engineering 1 '
conatruccions are proceeding at Moddcr
river, sugcenting- that Lord ' Methuon's
fortified > camp has been selected 'aa the>
iCONCLLTDED ON : HE\"JENTH PACFBoT
THAT 3IO.VOJ»OUV.
Virgin la," Rlehinoml. nnd tlie R. t JT»
«.t PJ Company.
(Communicated.) ". , ;
Editor Richmond News:? '
Sir,—^The oldest impressions of the oldest!:
merchants an<l bU3lueas-men of Richmond:;
and : of Virginia, are painful under tha
selfish ; monopoly, o£ the Richmond. Fred-;
ericksburg and Potomac Railroad Com
pany. Every general and. ."local interest ;
owes ita grudge:'--;
1. From the., beginning the road has.
been /controlled by ." a Philadelphia . and -
English interest that has named all it»"
officers and -controlled -Us policy. : ~ f '
" 2. : For years' it was workeil a.s aubor
jlinate.to. _th«j steambpat. -Hq«. from Aojn&tl
creek u> Washington. : Th» steamboat/
company was owned »>y the Philadelphln.*;
inrerest and yreat profits," while i
the State and common . railroad • stock- ;
holders were glad to getwhat they coulu»
?.. When the Chesapeake and Ohio rail-*;
road tried to get to Richmond.. tho Rich-;
mond. Fredericksburg" and Potomac mo
nopolists resisted it. Only years of lltlga-
tion, gave us the Chesapeake; anrt "Ohio.-;
road from the junction to Richmond.;- :.;;- :;
4. When the city of Kichmoncl's Interest.?
demanded the removal of the.RlchmondJ-
Fredericksburg und Potomac from'BroariE ;
street, they had to resort to long: andi
expensive litigation. The Philadelphia. :
monopolist was driven out. But to re- >
vense "■■himself.' he built his large fretghft;;
depot at the upper end uf Broad street./
and so he intlicted large /expenses^ off
haulinp «n thf> merchants of Jtichmon'i-/
5/ When th*! Alexandria and Freder-/;
ieksbur« road was built, the Richmond.^
Fredericksburs and Potomac monopoHsta^
save it. only travel that lt.s/.;ateamnoat»j
could not use. ■ ']
iJS.i JS. The, monopolistic, spirit of the Rich-*/
mond. Fredericksbtirgr sand Potomac/ drove ;
the beat 'patronage of th? jUclrmoru! -ancfi!
Danville system from Richmond ovnt Ahal
Virginia Midland; road. . -'-.;'.■/• ■ .'.*
It is true we have now a Virginia Tgw-/
ilcmani an ,honest and efflclant orHcor, irtV
charge'of the road; but the monopoly^, I* ;
in the ; power of northei : n "capltitHsts..
whom he must obey, and rho State'oC|
Virstnia is feeding from their hantU'.ShV
1? offered areat bribe? and promi3*>s ti>?
establish their monopoly. '.- Arc ;;-w all 1 ,
drunk? ': QUV' BUSI.VESS-MAX. ;
Ham.nonil. "
The best Roses. Violets, Carnations.; and
other Cut-Flowers, always on hand.- Spe
cial attention given to weddingrs,.;and <la«
coratihi- - : . ;" '/. :, : . ..;":" ; '.. *„ ,
DmiiU Kriinj'n IVii* ami CoSfM. " '
Highest quality;- lowest , prices. ;Put& // M
Rughrs sold at cost. C. D. KENNY CO.. -.. ' -
Northwest- -comer; UroaU and
' '-."streets:- .^..southeast corner Main" -and :'■
": S-'-veiiteeiith strtftH. - -"• . • ■-;
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"--: '/■:'.:■■■-'-' ' r ■ ■ ■•' ■; ■ V :■' :v":ft-:l<: v":ft-:l<
l'Uls»»ury> I-'laUe.l Mat*, •,'■_- :
the, t»est m^y^ n bu >'- . ;;
!»l«l Horn 'l ti H»ti"!*...l>a ll >■ .'Kant Fri«lxl»t# , ;
Th*.- Old Ou'minidrt Steanj-,hJp Corn-) -
nany's-rDailyvSt«;amt-ra are now making a»3q
very* Fast Freight schedule to anil fro.-n"' "..
New' York and Richmond, ; .'Xrcteht ile-| -M
Hverit's li'«sns mm!«- h> this . dty, oaJsecbriti -"
morninff- from Nflw York.; - r tha» :jsivlas7ak'f&
Daily service -.with ch«;ap rut«» nnil-tfaji: •
time. .; -_ -;'.V % ■;' - ■'. : ||
.':\v;."- : "IMilJilMirjr"* li**t'* : - ' ■\"x
: . .Is the be3t: Flour.
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Book and job" work neatly T'keciJted aftf__
ithe-Dbpatch Ottlce.
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Tlie Weather.
r r . "'■■'> WASHINGTON. February .2.— /•
FiJB ■■Forecasi for Saturday and Sun- ;
li'dav: ; ■ ' j..' :
„ Virginia.-— Fair Saturday and \ <
Sunday;-;iresh. . r wost«riy " winds. ' ' - , ■
-North .Carolina and South Carolina—^ •
Fair arici warmer Saturday: liKht *o frejh,'-^
■ s6uth\ve.st«Tly, -winds; Sunday, fair. ;.'. -j .';
;'• THE V.WKATHER ,IN kl{rHMOND'|;|
YESTKhDAY vva^ eit-ar and coKi. thoush;Jll
rnilderthan rorisomvU;ty^.: '- ; -Th« rans^-O'^
the thormomtter wuh as follows:: „.-„■ ■/. ■■.■.;■■£&
«A. M -,-W „ fj
[\ihu^/S\'.".'.'.'.'.'.. ..' " \:^oi
= 2 P. M : 4! .- j
i 12!nisht. ..,.'. ......... ..,.....;: ........ .^..i-:'-^
i : -.Mean temperature ........: .......^i-i Jj^i

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