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Protests Against Placing
Lee Statue in Hall
COME MOSTLY FROM
THE MIDDLE WEST
Grand Army Organizalions
CRITICISM OF GEN.
FITZ LEE'S SPEECH
Bouthern Congrosman Says He Went
Too Far in Hls Utterances in Speech
at Lee Camp Hall -Chance to
Get Beautiful Trees
By Walter Edward Harrls.
(Spi-clul to The TlmL-a-Ultiiiiitch.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, February 21.
"fremendous opposltion ls de.'eloplng to
the proposltlon to place a statue of Gene?
ral Lee ln Statuary Hall. Republlcan
members of Congress from States of the
North and West are belng overwnelmed
wlth protests. These come from Grand
Army of the Republlc organlzatlons and
from Individuals. A member lola me to
day he had no Idea that sentiment agalnst
"he proposltlon was so strong.
Ohlo. lndlana. Iiillnols. Kansas. Iowa
and one or two of the New England
States seem most strongly opposed. Sen?
timent agalnst lt is not nearly so Btrong
In New England hs would be supposed.
New York Is paylng no attentlon to the
matter. and but few protests have come
up from Pennsyl-vanla. So far as known.
no Southern organization has forwarded
approval of the proposltlon.
A Democratic congrcssman from a
Southern State sald to-day he belleved
Congress had. the power to exclurt
statue. He cahed attentlon to the lan
guage of the act. whicn wilb lntroduced
by Charles Sumner and passed ln lStH,
v.'hlle Vlrglnla was out of the Unlon. The
etatute slmply authortzes the Pres.dent
to lnvlte the se.eral States to have iwo
statdes of d.stlnguishcd culzens placed ln
2 th?v hall.
He ?ald be dld not belleve the statue
could bt- placed In the hall If Congress
obJ-.-ctcU. He thought it sutliclent to e?
clude the statue for It to be shuwn thut
Vlrglnla had not been Invlted to con
trlbuta a statue.
Jl is perfectly plain to me that Southern I
members regret that the proposltlon to
put Gemn-al i.oe's statue ln the hall waa
, CR1TICISE FITZ.
The speech which General Rltzhugh
Lee made at Lee Camp Hall, ln Rieh?
mond. last night". has caused much coni
ment here. 1 have hc-ard it sald by seve?
ral members of Congress that Genetal
Lee went too far when he expressed his
regret that Uiere were not two repiab'lcs
,ln thls country. A congressman whose
aame is known t'ar and wlde as n South
?rn Democrat anrl staunch lover of the
South and the memo'les of the Confede?
racy, expressed hls emphatlc dl-scnt.
"My father fought under Lee ". he sald
*and sc-eral of my family dled in de
'ense of the Confederacy. but .learlv as
I love ihe cause thal was lost. 1 cannot
iut belleve i^jat Qod ruled wlsely when
He gave the v.fctory'to the Unlon arras."
An extia ses<lnn of the Senate l<* now
thought by everyhody to be praetlca'lv
certaln. The Senate ls worse tlet! up
now than at any tlme Durlng the dea'il c'<
of a week. Sena.or Morgan and Fena' r
Quay have It by the thront Morran
wants the Colomblan Canal treaty de
faau>d. and Quay -vant- hla
?tathood bill passed. The Pennsv'l
vanla Renubriran and the Ala?
bama Democrat have 'olned hnnds and
the result la a deadlick as complete ns
that whlch arose over the repeal of the
purchasing clause of tha Sherman act In
Th? Senate on somo days transacb* a
?mail amount of routlne buslness ln open
sesslon. .But generally tlie execu-ive so*..
slon beglns a few mlnutes a.fter the
chaptaln concludes hls prnyer. a-d tho
doors .are closed untll 5 or 6 o'clock. eev
eral nlght sessions have beon he] > thle
week, lastlng from g untll u o'clock
EOTH GOOD ST CICERS.
It ls Im'pnxslble to predlet -j-'th a-y
tjegree of aecuraej' wh?n thi- dw<-n..| e*.
will be broken. There is no man In the
Senate who ran talk longer th>n M r
gan. and none wlth more dotermt-intlon
than Quay. Neithcr lots go whon ha
once talte? hold.
Meanwhlle, th? publlc burine's ls p|'h g
up. The House ls passlng bllls with mnd.
erate rapldlty. They go over to the Son?
ate, are referred to commltteos, an.l tlvn
are ln shar<e to sleep for some time to
come. if not fore.er.
Presldent Roosevelt hns sa'rt without
quaificaiion that If the Senate doe.s not
ratify the canal treaty and the Cuban
reclprorlty treaty, he will call lt |? ex
lf offlclals ln charge of the citv parks
of Riehmond wlll aoi prornptlv ihey can
ohtaln trom the Ag. Icu'tural De arfi-er.t
n numOr of trees nnd sl rub* sultable
fa.r ud>.rnmerit of p-b'l- groun.'si ih?
Bur-Mu of Plnm inr'uMrv, 0f the De?
partment of Ag le Iture Ii .s for somo
Kuars been rngayed ln experimei t Uou
ha the culture of var'ois forHrh tf-e<
and Rlirubs. There are now a grea' micy
of varlouH k.'nds at tha bureau gu dc-ns
and to get rld of the su*uiu. .,?, <)f v
cluls h?ve determined to i rosont the
ehrubn and plar.n tp clty o'flcl'ls f ru e
ln beaotlfylng publlc parks. The shr bs
and plant* wlll la, BiVPn awfty a, |ons a
thoy last. Amnn< the varlous pUar.tn Ia
the Iwautiful jHpanr-sf niaple w 0 .
leave*. of gold ar.d cilmstar. make a rnoat
attractive cnmblnat'- n Other varlnies
are the Jap^nest- flowerlng chs'ry tree
and a beautiful evergieen trom Aa a Ml.
Kepraseotmlve Lsmb went ?o Wch
mond to-day and w:il go to A hlanri to.
plght to delher an ftddes* on re0'- r
Wajshlng'on before fh" li'erary so letl?-?
Of Randnlph-Macon College. He will
spend Sunday w'th hls famlly t,t h c
pome near Riehmond.
jiepies(-nutlve G]as? Is gilng to Rieh?
mond Tuesday to anp-a^ be o e ih<" co>i.
oUttee ot tim Leflbhuujo wliich Is pow
conalderlng a blll to provlde a head for
tha Unlversity of Vlrginla, Mr, Olass
la u member of the imnrd of Vlsil.ora.
DEBATED IN HOUSE
? Bt A.-miuii-il ITcta.) I
WA.SH1NOT0N. D, C. February tt.? '
The day ln the Uouse was devotcd to
duiiute upon tho Fowler currency bll.< Mr.
Fowler, the author of the m.-asure. sp -ke
for over two houra. The otlier ,-p aikers
were Messrs. Thayer (Ma.ssacliusoti,-),
Lovering (Mnssachusetts), Lewla (Geor- i
glni and Prince (Illlnols). !
Mr. Lcwls opposed the blll. The gen- i
eral convlctlon that the blll has no
chance to becomo a law and the fact
that thore aro dlvergent viewg on both
sldes of tlie Houae dctracted from the j
interest In the debate.
Whlle Mr. Thayer was explalnt'-* the
fentures and advun ages of the mnor y
blll. Mr. Cochran (Mlssourl) objected to
tlie nppe'.lniioti. -'mlno: It.v bl.l." l
"There Is no mlnorJty bill,',' he Bad; |
j "the bill you nre su. porlh.g wlll not
; command ten votea on thla (the lianio
| crailo Hlde."
Jlr. Thayer replled thnt the blll he
wns advocatlng waa the one Introduced
by Mr. Padgott (Tennessee).
A communicatlon from the Presh'ent
trnnsmlttlng a requeat of the Anthraciie
Coal Strlke Commlsslon, asking for au?
thorlty to publlsh 6.000 coplea of Its re?
port when completed was lald bt-fore th*
House. The message of the Presldent sald
ho concurred In tho requeat.
The House ndjourned untll Monday.
PROMOTED AND RETIRED
(By Aaaocloted Pre??.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. February tt.?
The Presldent to-day sent the followlng
nomilnallons to the Senate;
To be major general?Brlgadler General
Henry C. Merrlam, Unlted States anny.
general, wlth rank of lleutennnt colonel?
Mujor Wllllam F. Tucker, paymaster.
Corps of engineers. colonel?Lieutenant
Colonel Oswald H. Brnst,
Llcutonant colonel?(Major Danlel W.
Tnfanti-y colonel ? Lleutenant-Colonel
Ovven J. Sweet, Twenty-tlrst.
Lleutenant colonel?-Major Cornellus
Gordlner, Thirteenth. ?
Major-Captaln Wllllam Black. twenty
Captaln ? Flrst-Lleutenant Berkley
Public Opinion Applauds Verdict DIs
missing Libel Suit.
(Br Assoelated Prcsa.)
PARIS, Fob, 21,-The Humbert* ecored
thelr flrst notable succesa to-day. when
tho ninth correctlonal chamber announced
their acquittal ln the libel ault brought
ngalnst them by M. Cattaul. the banker.
Publlc Interest In the result waa very
grcnt, und the eourt-room was aur
rountfed by an eager crowd. The coata
of tbe prosecutlon were assessed agalnat
The court dellvered a lengthy Judg
ment. the maln polnt of whlch was that
the evidonce falled to show bad falth
on tho part of the Humberts ln charging
M. Cattaul wlth usury.
The lir'?-.ient spcclflcally acqults Fred?
erick Humbert. Mme Humbert and Ma
rie Daurlgnac. her 'ster. who were the
ch'pf persons necused.
When the acquittal was announced
Mme. Humhert exclalmed:
"At last the volce of Justice ls heard!"
Tho result of the trial was fully ex?
pected. and although It marks a tem
porary trlumph for the Humberts, lt ls
not consldored to affect the maln case
whlch Involves the authenticity of tho
Publlc opinion seems to applaud the
verdlct. as the plaintlff, M. Cattaul ls
consldered a type of the raone_>- tender.
NEW ORl.BANS.-Admlral Schley to
day vtslied the Jesults Col'ege. where ho
was glven an enthin>la*t1c reception
Mayor Cap de Vllle. prealdent of the col?
lege alumnl soclety, and Father Marrlng
reeelved the Admlral. The Admlral made
a happy response.
Texas Paclflc Bonds. ?*?
?x,?.. .-__.fi'. Assoelated I'ress.)
NEW YC !K, Fobruary '>l.?The stock
list commlttee of the Stock Exohange has
ru'ed that Texas and Paclflc Rallwav
second Income bonds are a "good dellv.
ery" only when bearing current and fu?
ture coupons. Thls rullng makes a "good
dellvery" of the bonds to be Issued on
subscrlptlon aftor Mnrch lst. '
Fire at Windsor.
hm^8Ec/-c1,.' \?. TaB Tlmes-DUpatch.)
WlNu&OR. VA.; February 21.-1 barn
and outbulldlngs belonglng to L. M. Rob
erts. of thls place. were burned near
Myrtle to-nlght. Two 'horsv?j. farmlng
Implcnipnts nnd foed were c; ojmod in
the flames. The place was tenanted by
John Johnson. Orlgin unknown. Loss
partially covered by tnsurance
Diabetes and j
Ir-tcrvicw Wlth Edward Short
o. tho 6an Franclsco Coll?
Mr. Bdv-rard Pbort, eonneeted wlth the hual
nes_ departn-ent of the San Franelsco Call
Q ?You are reported to have beea oured ol
A.-That la rtgbt.
Q.?Aro you sure It wbs dlnbetesj
A?I wuh lejeoted for Insuranco, and lntec
failluu rupldly, our physlclan told me _ hufl
rtlab-to. uud io put my adulrs in shupe.
Q ?II nro ni.ra thon ono phyaleiaaf
A.?Yes I liad another couflrm lt. Ha, too,
aald I ceuld not llve Iour. I hnd dropped froa:
m lo ia", pounds uurt was very wouk. a net__h.
bor told moor thr Fulton Compound. ?
Q,?How lonc rtlii tou htivc to IftWe Rl
??""._._.'*" a 3'e"r boforo I was porli'otiy well,
^~^_'^_,''0...^pbl_,sHl'*n?, Iht'D teHl ?r suurl
A.?Uoth dld. Both reported normal Thos
wore v-ery great y surprhed ut my reoovory. foi
they had told tnn cllatieios waa lueuratile.
Q?iviow of iiny othrr cures?
A --Several I told my ,'r end. Wn.lhin Mai
tln, au & P courluclor ol Klr.i-kton. uboui It
ho hiidoUbete-i. iuid wn? Bbqiil to elv.- np hla
Lfl?.,i,?5i!S-""1J UM hlm' Ha >"? 'ne? ?mo rJ
fuliH I dld, uud was wull wlioq Uilkil a y??r 0i
A?1 loldI William Ilawlilna of tha Custoa
nouaii?udCu|.inlnHul)b-vrd ol tbe barUrntiiit
8 N. Ciistlo. upoo hourtng they hnd dlahoiiik,
Bothof them w?re cured. I ul o told aneleh.
bor whohuddropty. ln a m.mtb Itwastllm
Inntcil. I caa't mo'-lleui all I've told.
Q ? Dld It full ln uny cuau?
A ?Not ono I is u posltlve oure ln Ilrlpht'a
I'iseHRc a d B'abetee. Uonver ui A koe li?w.
k i:) uud i.t wlll tell you iho turat ihltg.
Mertlchl worh? tiprrn lhat BrlphTb Dlsej.s
and Dli'tj'tea (jre incuruole but 87 per coul. ure
p Milvul.T recover ni' under th* ruliou Co:n
(.oiiaclH (On.a)"D loruis ol hiUncy coaipirtiat
ofler b:il short rnsiKtn c*) Prte |l lor tne
Brlght'" DI?6h?? and ll Ao for the Ul?h*tij
tV-nipouDil, John J Pnhou Co , 45)0 MoDtcotti
ery sir^.vl, S?n Fnitieliico. f=ole OOmpounncra
Free te-n m.id for patieuu. IVaorlpUve
p-itcpi)(e? malled free. " "
O'A'EMS & MIHOR ORUG CO.,
CORDES, MOSBY & CO
Now Foulards, of ejctra quality, all
sllk, now, pretty nnd stylisti patterns
and ooloring", 50, 76c, $1.00.
Illumlnnted Taffetas, in nll tlio new
nnd wanted spring shndings, the OOo.
Now Wash Silk, of cxtra quality
nnd welght, fnll range of colortngs,
the BOo. kind, 30c. yard. /
New Tnffetas nnd Lotiisines, In neat
effects, for shlrt*wiiints Hiifl shlrt*
wnist suits, extra good vnlues, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50. ,
Eiiibroitlercd Pongr-e-s, in new and
stylish piUterns, $1.00, $1.25, 51.50,
23-inch All-Silk Pure Dye Taffeta
Sllk, extra quality and welght, rteh,
lustrous black, actually worth $1.35;
Black Taffetas. >
All sllk, rlch, Lustrous blacks, guar?
anteed to brush off and not hold dust.
$1.25, $1.36, $1.50.
Very Good Hosiery at
Very Little Prices.
Children's Absolutcly Fast-Blnck
Ribbed Cotton Hose, extra fine gauge,
double heels, soles and toes, all sizes
6 to 10; special, 12%c.
Ladies' Silk Embroldered Drop*
stitched Lisle and Cotton Hose, en*
tirely new ideas, 50, 75, 89o.
Ladies' Hermsdorf Fast-Black Lisle
and Cotton Hose, tho usual 60o. kind;
special, 35o., or 3 for $1,00.
Prices, 50c. to $3.00 yard.
A Word About Our Complete Spring and Summer Stock.
TCTlOTHING but the most favorable comment has been heard of our new stock,
?S_l and beyond a doubt our comolete stock and fair prices are more com
Eaaal pleteand fairer than ever this season. Every department is just filLed to
overflowing with everything that is new, stylish, and up-todate for the coming
season's wear. Our sole aim is only to SELL THE BEST, and that at the lowest
possible prices: how well we have succeeded, can be readily seen if our qualities
and prices are compared with other houses.
Some Speclals From
the Stathnery Dep't.
Extrn Qiiulity lligh Gmde Pound
Pnper, now linen finish. in 4 ahnilen.
French bltte, gray, lilac nnd white,
actually worth 60c.} special, 25c.
Special inducemont to make you
"better acquainted with our Engraving
Department and the class of work wo
50 Engraved Cnrds, with copper
plate and scrip; special, 70c,
60 Carda, with copper plute, Roman
or black letters; special, $1.25.
Three Very Speclal Values.
A vory stylish nnd scrriceable sult
of all-wool broadcloth, eolors black
and navy, jacket mado with double
collar, stole front, poatillion back nnd
the now pouch sleevcs, jacket silk
lined, skirt cut 1-gore, striped panels
and wlth taffeta silk drop, actual
value $22.601 special. $17.50.
The above Suit, with porcaline dropi
The New Corset Spring Coat, of
covert cloth. color* bluck and tnn,
allk lined throughout. a high clnss
and perfect fitting garment, actually
worth $12.00; special, $7.08.
A Sale of Embrolderlcs.
Especlally Good, But Rldlcu
lously Low Priced.
A spot cash purchaae of the entire
balance of an importer's stock, no old
styles, but just the pick of this sea
son's newest and most effective pat?
terns In NAlNSOOK, CAMBRIC and
SWISSES. Wo assert positively tbat
in every Instance these, goods are
marked at from one-half to onc-thir"
of their actual value. ,
. 10c. Nninsook, Carabrlo and Swlss
Edges now 6c.
10 2-3 and 19c Nalnaook, Cambrlo
and Swlss Edges now 8 l*3c.
20c. Nnlnsook, Cnrabrie and Swlss
Edges now 10c.
25e. Nainsook, Cambric and Swlss
Edges now 12'/2c.
30c. Nainsook, Carabrlo and Swiss
Edgos now l5o.
40c. Nninsonk, Cambrlo and Svrisa
Edges now lOo.
60, 00 and 75c. Nainsook, Cambrio
and Swiss Edges now 25c.
New Dress Trimmings.
Our own importatlon of these goods
are now ready for you. Exclusive de
slgns and in llmited quantities.
Persinn and Colored Enibroiderlea,
In mednllions, band.* and garniturea
ln silk and cotton eiTectR.
Blnck Spnngle.l finlloons and Trim?
mings \in an immense variety of now
and stylish designs.
Uiiliea' Extrn Qunllty Kld Oloves,
colors white, portrl, gray, morto. tan
nnd blnck, guiirantco.l a flt prtiperly
nt our glovo countcr. Thi* la un
doubtedly tha best Glove value ln
RIchmond; special, 81.00 palr.
LadicB* "Washablo Dresscd Kld
Gloves, guarnntoed to wa.ih and olean
nlcoly and not harden, $2,00.
LarlifiB' Shecr All-Llnen Ilonistltehod
Handkorcliiefa, hand ? einbroidercl,
medallion initials, actually worth
25c. [ special, 10 2-3c. '
The entlre new stock ls now here
and ready for you. Better and larger
than ever. New and effective de
Cluny, Plancn, Venise, St. Gall, Chan
tilly, Antlque, Peree Rftecta
and Point Marquiae, *
in bands, palloons and allovere, Prices,
25c. to $0.50 yard.
New Vnl. Lacea, with Inscrtion to
mntch, in an immenae rango of en?
tirely now patterns, 25c. to $0.00 yard.
New Dresa Nets, in entirely new
pntterna, 81.00 to $3,00 yard.
New Waah Stock juat in, new pat?
terns, 25, 50c.
N'ew Silk Emhroidercd Wash Stock,
entirely new ideas, 00, 08c.
Llnon Etamines, new and styllsb
eolors grny, green, navy, &c., the 60o'
klnd; Bpocial, 3Cc.
Now Silk Grcnadlnos. ln new nnd
very effecttvo patterns and colorines
60, CO, flOe, ** '
Roal Irish Dlmitios, in new and
very effeolive patterns and eolorlngs
New Embroldcred Llncns, in all tho
now and wanted eolors j special, 85o.
New Mercerl/cd Dnmnsks, ln tho
newest and most efTeutlve patterns
60. 75. 8fie,
New Moroerizcd Fancles, In new and
exchiBivo dosigim, 25, 35, 40, 50o.
?Mercori-cd Oxfords, ln entlrely new
weaves. 33, 40, 60, 7fie.
Sori Island Tlntisto, the ideal wash?
lng and wearing fabric, 15, 18, 20c.
. ? 48-lnch French Batistc, flno, sheer
and light weight, an extra special
Llnen Law ns.
Full good wlda, all pure linen, heavy
and fino, another lot juBt in, the regu?
lar -lOo. klnd; special, 20c, yard,
Now Linens, in white, for shirt*
wnists or shirt-waist suits. 40, 50. 00
Colored Dress Goods.
All-Wool Albntro&s, full good wlde
nnd in tho now spring and evening
shades, tho 50c. kind'; special, 30e.
Silk nnd Wool Eolians, soft, light
weight and clingy, every wanted
shade, the $1.50 kind, 81.00 yard.
New V0ILES, CLOTHS, MISTRALS
Special Robe Values.
Black Spangled Robe, well covcred
nnd in flne, pretty designs. special,
lllack, White and Cream Net Robe-,,
in new and pretty designs. hand*
aomely trimmed i special, $2-1.50.
Both Necessary for an Effl
COLLEGE CORNER - STONE
Presldent Roosevelt and a Dlstlngulshed
Assennblage Witnessed the Impres
slve Masonlc Ceremonies.
1 roops Took Part.
(By Aisocluted Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. F.bruary 21.
In the presence of an assemblage ot dla
tingulshed people, Includlng the Presl?
dent of the Unlted States, members of
tho Cublnet and of Congress, Justlces of
the Supreme Court, representatlvea of
forelgn powers and other emlnent in the
life of the natlon, the corner-stone of
the Army War College waa lald here to
day with Improaslve military and Ma?
The occaslon was rendored eapeclally
notablo and Interesting by addresses do
llvored by Presldent Roosevelt. Secretary
of War Root and Major-G.neral S. B.
M. Young, presldent of tbe war college.
The site eelected for the new bulldlng la
on tho reservatlon of tho Waahlngton
barracks at the foot ot Four and a Half
Street. To-day's ceremonlea marked the
begnnlng ot a projcct whlch has been
fostered by the Presldent. Secretary
Root and others lnterested ln the ad
vanoement and thorough tralnlng of the
Unlted. States army.
A ploturosque feature of the ceremo?
nlea to-day waa the partlclpallon of the
military. About 1,000 troops, represent
Ing the varlous branohes of the war eer- j
vlce, took part ln tha exerclscs.
Presldent Roosevelt, accumpaniod by
hls military alde, Colonol Theodore A. !
Bingham. left the White House In a car
rtage at 11 o'clock. He waa escorted to
tho war college grounds by Troop E. of
tho Thlrd Cavalry, ln other carriages,
members of the Cablnot, accumpan.ed
the Presldent. Two non-commiaaloiied
afHcer8, both skllled horsemon. rode on
each slde of the President's cajriage to
control the horses ln case they wero
frlghtened by the flring of ealute or
otherwlso. and two prlvates were de
talled to each of the other carriages aa
a proeautlon agalnst aocldonta. The
Presldent was rocelvod at the grounds
wlth military honors.
The ceremony lncldent to the laylng
of the corner-stone was Impresslvo. The
lnvocatlon was pronounced by the R'ght
Rev. Henry Y. Satterlee. blshop of
Waahlngton, tho assemblage atandlng
uncovered during the prayers.
Presldent Roosevelt waa Introduced by
General G. L. Glllesple, chlef of engi
neera, Unlted States army. The Presl?
"One word flrst to the natlon and then
another word to tho army. To tho na?
tlon flrat: It has well been aald tihat tho
siireat way to Invlta natlonal dlsaster la
ior a natlon to be opulent, nggrei.sl\'e and
unarmed. (Applause.) The natlon that la
rich, lhat Ib so high-splrlted aa to be
?omcwhat carelesa of glving ofteiiBe. und
lhat yet lefralns froin that preparednoBa
whlch Is absolutely necessary to elllclen
cy, ia Ineffectlve lu actual aervlce. Olflcer
unC man allko imiat be tralned to the
higheat polnt ln tho Ihoory and ln lh?
piuctlce of the profcsBlou. lt ts. or
course, a trulsm to say If thero Is not
ln the theorlos the groundlng ln practlce
they wlll amount to nothlng. but they
rr.rBt have tho tralnlng and tho theory
tuo. Thoy must have thnt tralnlng or
they can never reaoh tho hlghest stand
nri) or perfectlon ln thelr art. Tb? army
of the Unlted Stalea la. nnd lt ls not
cleatrable that It ahould be other than, a
amall a'rmy, relatlvely to the populatlon
of th^' country. but we have a rlght to
o*'p*cl that that emali army shall repro
ernt Vfor Ita elae tho very hlghest polnt
of eillclency of any army In the civllized
wor|? (applause), and I havo the most
r.m/olute falth that to that degree of
? fl/c'ienoy It wlll attatn. and that lt wlll
-maln It ln no small part because of the
wlse and jealous uso lt wlll make of tho
opportunitles afforded by the erectlon of
thlB very bullding." (Loud and contln
THE WAR SECRETAR"?.
Secretary Root then Bj>oke, aay Ing In
"Not to promote war. but to preserve
peace t>y lntelllgent and adequate prep
atatlon to repel aggresslon. thla institu?
tion ls founded. It is a growth and not
a new departure. It ls a natural and nec
esrary development of tlie views wlth
which General Grant establlshed the ar?
tillery school at Fortress Monroe, Gen?
eral Sherman establlshed the Infantry and
cavalry school at Fort Lcavenworth. and
General Sheildan establlshed the school
of appllcatlon for cavalry and light ar?
tillery at Fort Riley.
"At the close of the war wlth Spaln
the growth of separate Instltutlons had
rriched a polnt where thelr offlclency
cculu be Increased, and the resulta of
thelr work could . be utllized best by
hrlnglng them lnto relatlon &a parts of
a general system of milltary educatlon
under tha Inapectton and supervlslon of
r Blngle co-ordinatlng and cpntrolllng
body, and by supplementlng thelr work
wlth a pciHt-graduate course, which should
cniry thelr best men onward along the
llnes of research and of thought by whlch
experlence and theory comblne to the mak?
ing of eklllful commanders of armles.
Such a system the army Is now puttlng
Ir forre as rnpldly aa posslble."
Major-General S. B, M. Young, pres?
idcnt of the War Collego, then dellevered ,
Grand Master Walker. assisted by tho
other offlcers of the Grand Lodge of Ma- I
sons of tho District of Columbia, then lald
the corner-stone of the new bullding ln !
accordance wlth the Imprcsslvo rltual of
the Masonlc fratemlty.
The ceremonles were concluded by a
benedlctlon pronounced by Blshop Satter
Extensive Arrangements for Washlng
ton's Blrthday Exercises.
fS-.i-.-li.l ti. Tbe Tlmui-IH.iiiiich,)
ALEXANDRIA. VA.. February a.
Everythlng ls ln readlness for the blg pa- '
rado to be held here Mon<i*>y ftfternoqji
at 2 o'clock ln honor of the blrthday of
George Washlngton. Tbe affalr promise*
to eurpass anything of the klnd Alexan- j
drla has ever before wltneased. It wlll
ba a clvlc. mllltary and Industrlal pro ;
coBsion. Thousands of WaBhlngton peo I
ple will partlclpate, Including slxty pieces
tff tho Unlted States Marine Band.
Gwernor A. J. Montague and Ueu
tcnant-Governor Joseph E. WiUard,
accompanled by nine members of
the Governor'a Btaff, wlll arrive here
Mondny mornlng. The Governor wlll be
mounted ln the parade. aa wlll be the
members of hls staff. The clty \a now
aglow wlth flags. 'and by Mondny every
house along the Une of march wlll ha.ee
decoratlons of some sort. Eleven bands
wlll take part In tho processlon. It wlll.
it Is expected. be fully two mlles long.
Major Wllllam M. Smlth wlll be chlef
marshal of the parade. He and his staff,
togother wlth the Governor and hls stuft,
will review tho parade near old Christ
The commltteo havlng charga of en
tertalnlng tho viBltora have left nothlng
undone in order that they may not hnve
a gala day. ana those" who attend will
bo treateel royally, The Press Commlt?
teo have necured rooms ln tbo old Bul
lard, nnd ""xchango Hotel. and the visit?
ing newspaper people who attond are cor
dlally Invlted to be presont. Durlng the
day dinner nnd other refreelunents wlll
. Itv A-iHocisted Press,)
! KErtNANDINA, FL.A., Feb, Ul.-An
drow Carnegle, vyi^o has becu Bufforlnu
wlth a slight cold for tho past day or
two. ls rcported to be much Impvovc"
to-dny, Mp, carnesle Is visiting hls
filster-ln-lnw at Dungoness, Cumbeiinnd
Islmid, nnd contracted a sllght cold,
whlch hns cautaod tum to be conftnod to
j hls room.
_(S-.-.Maal to Th.. Tln)?>|i.nisp?l*>> *
FREUr-.'ltlCKSBlTnG. VA.. F?h. ?l._
Captaln L, C. Magoon, the superintond
ent of the Natlonal Cemetery at Fay
etlevllle. Arlt,. hau been ordered to the
superlntnidoiicy of the Natlonal Come
tory at thls clty, to succeed Calp.rLi
W'Hiam Di'ini-, .vansferre1 o F rt Sm I,
Ark. Captaju Magoon wlll assume als
dutles about March 15th. /*
Senators Llsten to Isthmian
SPEECH BY MR. PETTUS
He Argued That Approprlatlon Made
by Spooner Act Would Not Be Avail
able Under the Treaty?Morgan
Offers Other Amendments.
(Br Aaaociated Preaa.J
. WASHINGTON. .February 21.-The Sen?
ate apent nearly the entlre day ln execu?
tlve Besslon. It waa the leglslatlve day
of Thuraday, as the Senate had taken
recoases instead of adjournlng.
The Senate met at U o'clock. opened
the doora at 12 and for more than an
hour dlsposed of routlne busineaa. Upon
resuming the executlve eesston the Co
lombian canal treaty waa taken up. Sen?
ator Quay had a report read on Isthmian
The readlng of the report sent up by
Mr. Quay conaumed about three hours of
tlme. and after thla waa concluded. Mr.
Pottus made a brlef apeech. dlrecttd prln?
clpal ly at what he termed the repeal of
the Spooner act by the treaty. He con?
tended that aa a legal proposltlun the
approprlatlon made by the Spooner law
for tho purpose of aecurlng "perpetual
control" of the canal would not be an-ail
able under the treaty provldlng mercly
for a leaae of the canal atrip. He al80
sald that tlie Amerlcan people would not
be satlafied wlth anythlng teas than a
thoroughly Amerlcan canal. ono whloh
could be de.anded by ua at all tlmea.
whlch the Panama canal could not bo
under the terma of the treaty.
Senator Platt of Conneotlout ?ook Isaue
with Senator Pettus aa to the effeet
of the treaty, saylng that h? belleved
there were no l?gal obstacles ln the treaty
to the acqulsltlon by the Presldent of
the canal zone, but he contended that if
thore were any suoh obstacles trey could
be relleved by another act of Congreas.
reapproprlatlng the money.
During the day Senator Morgan sedured
consent to tho romcval of the Injuno-.
tion of aecrecy from the amendments to
tho trenty whlch have been ofTered by
hlm. Moat of the Important amendments
havo already been glven publlclty, but
he ofTered two new onea to-day, One of
these provldes for nn agreement between
tho contractlng parties lhat nothlng con
talned ln tho treaty shall be construed
to alter tho terma of the Spooner act.
Tho other amendment is aa follows:
"It ia agreod that ln respect for tho '
rlghts of citizens of th0 TJnlted States
under thelr ConstUutlon nnd for tho pres?
ent humane state of thu Chrlatlan rallg
lon. ln whlch Iho ordlnancea and pre
acrlpilona of tho Spanlsh Inqulsition hm.v
no plnoe or toi..rnnoe. that the pvovls- |
,J?a ?/ .,th0 concr'I'dant of im. between
Hla Hollneas. Po,. Leo XIII., and the '
government of Ce'ombla nnd the inwa en
neted by Colombla, or that shall be hi-re
after enncted In furthernnce or exocu
tlon of sald concordant, kIihI) not apply
to nny oHIzen of the Unlted Stat?H ln
Colombla, or to any peraon who nhall be
In the Borvlcu of the Unlted States, or
to any ottlcer, agent. or senvant ofthe
Unlted Stntos, who Is ln any way en?
gaged In the constructlon or operatlon of
a canal or tho Pnnnmn Rallroad, under
the provlnton* of thls treaty."
The executlvo sesslon closed an'l the
Be^ote adjnurned at 6 o'clock. Senntnr
Cu'loni glving notice that he wnul-i mnvo
nguin nn Monday to continue the exaeq.
! Uva sesalons for the conslderatlon of the
Rlchmortders In New York.
CR ... ? ,. n-h? Tiirif-.ni-iviiteh.)
NEW YOHK, Feb, Sl,?Broadway Con- '
traJ. W, T. Hutoli'naon; Marlborough, Ti.
H. Smlth; Holland. Dr. G. B. Johnston; I
Mtor, b, A. Iloen. a
All of thf latest Vocal and Instrumental Sheet Muslc
to be sold thls week at
S and tOc. Per Copy
as an Introductlon to our new store.
11 West Broad St. Daeaier*J,n pifn0^ ?rgsas aad
Company Declares It Will
Glve Unlversal System.
CLAIMS IT IS HAAtPERED
An Official Says the Subcommiltee Has
Framed a Plan That the City
Cannot Begin to
Remirdless of the mlsunderstandlng
between offlclals of the Street Rallway
Company and the aub-Street Commlttee,
whlch rosulted last iFrlday nlght ln tbe
rccommendatlon ot a aomewhat mlxed
transfer ordlnanco, lt may be stated on
good authorlty that the publlc wlll even
tuully reallze a system of transters ac
cording to thelr Idea as to what ts most
needed. Tho car conipanies are dcter
mlned upon thls. and wlil leave ao atone
unturned to Improve the present acheine.
But the o.ndala are bont upon tutvlnir
the publlc undeimand that they are aot
ln the leaat reaponaible Cor the deUy.
They aay thai tho buo-comtnittee is suie
A UNiVERSAJL, SYSTEM.
"lt Is our purpuse," aald a woll-known
oftlclal of tho two companlea yeaterday,
"to put ln operatlon on the llnes of
street rallwuys ln Riehmond and Man
chestor and the outlylng oountry a unl?
versal system of transfors. We are
anxlous to scttle thls vexed questlon and
have already shown a perfeot wllllns
ness to meet the clty moro than half
way, but wo havo been,. and still are,
"Wo have prepared and subnilttcd what
I regard as the best solution of tlie
transfer problem that haa yot been pre?
sented, but n sub'Street Commlttee haa
seon flt to alter tlie prlnolple of thls
f.chc-mo, making It too obnoxious for us
to even consider, whllo It would be Im
possibio for tho clty to besln to enforoe
AT TWO POINTS.
"We wlBh the publlc to undorstand
that lt Is imposfeble to compel us to
gra.nl transfers al both polnta of Inter
protion nnfl dlversence, whlle our orig?
inal ordlnances do not retjulre such on
our puri. On tlils dlftereuce between
our^elves and the sub commltteo the
wholo dlfference Ih baaed.
"Wa BUbmltted for thelr conslderation
a carofully-preparad transfer ordlnance.
In numbeiy of places and polnta wa
Infringed i|.)on our original rights. Thls
we did ln idie. hope that a oompromlse
m eht ba jjffected, How useless such
actlon on tjur part was Is too plain to
"Just theunlnute the clerk began mid
Ing Ihe sel|f>me ono of tho niomb-era
swsited theif-ntlre plan a knocliout blow,
movlng to amend by compelllng tha
companies lo glve' tranafem from thelr
Clay-Street l|lno both at polnts of Inter.
sect on antl dlvprgenco, Thls was a
prlnclple, ahd the mlnute the body mado
known its' Intention of followlng the
scheme thrmiRhout, we reallzed how fu*
tlie lt would be for us to push our plan,
"We are 'jUlins to s.acrlflce a, prinoiplo
where the patrens of the cara wlll re?
eelve any beneflt, ana If It can be shown
to uh that auch an amendment to our
acheme would help lt any, we wlll feadlly
consent to the change.
"We stated to the subcommlttee Frl
dny nlght that If any member would
show us Where the Insertlon or addltlon
of a slngle clnuse would make the trans?
fer system any more thnrnuch we would
gladly consent to Ita adoption." '
Proposition to Construct a Line to
(Speclal ta Tbe Tlmea-Dlspat?.)
TWYMANS MILL. VA., February 21.?
The question of bulldlng a rallroad from
Madlaon Courthouse to connect wlth tha
Frpderlrksburg road at Orange is agaln
belng agltated. Plans art on foot to raise
as much as possible hy private subscrlp
tlon, whloh It ts thought wlll amount to
$25,000 or S30,G0O the remalnder to be fur
nlshed by the county. Should the road be
built lt would enable the people to get
on Ihe markel much valuable timber from
the Blue Rldge.
The firm of Rosson & Weaver, of Crlg
lersvllle, havg rented the atore at Radlant
formerly run by E. W. Mlller, and are
puttlng In a large and attractlve stock
of general merchandlse thls week
Tho coldeat weather of the sea_son has
been experlenced here thla week. j.-iout
flve Inches of snow la on the ground.
which Is a great protectlon to the wheat
during the cold spell. No aultorlng haa
been reported from o-ny aource, and every
one soemed to bo In flne shape for tha
MARRY IN MARYLAND
(Rnfelnl to 'tlie Tln)ca.DI?|>atchO
ROCICVILLE, MD? Feb. 21.-Ashley B.
Rogers and Mlss Saddlo Deota Hynson,
both of Manassas, Vlrginla, cama to
Rockvllle thla afternoon and were mar?
ried by Rov. Thomas H. Campbell, pas?
tor of the Baptlat Church. The young
folka had every appoaranoe of beinfi
Immedlatoly after the ceremony, they.
left for Waahlngton.
Flre in RIchmond County.
(Spuolul to Thu Tliiins-niaiiiitch.)
NEW_LAN_>, VA, Fobruary 21.-At I
o'clock on luat evenlng about one and
a half mllea from thls place tho peopli
were greatly nlanned by flre brei.__i.lna
out In the Btore-houae and dwelling at?
.taohed, belonglng to Mr. Ldnwood I.
'Peed. The atore-house nnd dvyelllng. to.
gether wlth a large stoclt of gen' ral mer.
uhandlse. all helong.ng to Mr, 1'eo.i, wera
entirely conBumod by flie. Proiessor anfl
Mrs. 8. A. Oden occuplecl the dwelllng,
Profersor Oden aaved a pnrt of hla
houaehold nnd kltohon furniture and
clothlng. Mr. Pood naved about forty
dollara' worth of meraliana.se, Professoi
Odon'a loaa hs about $100. Mr. I*eed'a
Iobb about $3,000! Inauiance In the Vlr.
glnlavFivo and Miarino Inaurance Co. ot
$__.O00, About fifty uersona gnth.redon the
scena and workou hc-rolculiy and Baved
several ncarby bulldlngs and thelr con
Origln of the flre a-_ppo?ed to have
been caused by the flue ,ln the store
? , . e
Take a Vncatlon,
Mr. and Mrs. Frltz Sitterdlng w|1|
leave to-morrow for Palm Boach, Fla.,
to stny two waeks. Thla la the flrat
break ln Mr. Slttordln_r*a husy llfe dur*
ll-fjf & q.uai'ter of a century,