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_fW5^-S19ffiffi-?'-| WHOLE NUMBER, 16,263.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, ?TUNE 10,1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, Juno 9.?Forecast fo:
Wednesday and Thursday:
Virginia?Bhoweis nnd cooler Wednes
?day; Thursday partly cloudy, probablj
?howers In south portion; fresh soutl
wln'ls, becoming northwest.
N'nrth Carolina?Showers and coolei
Wednesday, variable winds, becoming
northwest and fresh; Thursday partlj
cloudy, probably showers.
Yesterday was considerably wattnei
than Its two predecessors. Th?ro was n'
rain, and tho sun regained much of lti
lost power. To-day showers, ftCCOmpujllod
by 'imler -weather, are scheduled by th(
8TATB OP THJEJ T?-tBRMOMBTBR?
B A. M.73
? P. M.S6
fi P. M. fZ
P P. M. 79
12 midnight .M)
Average . SO5-1
Highest temperature yesterday.?'
Lowest temp?rature yesterday.ft
Mean temperature yesterday.7(
Normnl temperature for June..".7/
Departure from normal temp?rature. 0]
Precipitation during past 2i hours... ?,
' MINIATURE ALMANAC.
June 10, 1903.
Pun rises.4:50 I HIGH T1VE.
Bun sots.7:28 I Morning.i:A'<
?Moon rise?....8:00 I Evening.6:0!
Death of prominent member cause!
Knights of Honor to suspend business?
Board of Aldermen adopta Investigation
resolution-Appropriation to obvi?t*
electrolysis-Loving cup presented to Mr,
James R. G-ordon-Unfavorable prospecte
for tobacco crop-He-pta-sophs gather in
annual session-Prof. Reinhardt will not
withdraw ?iIr rasslgnatlon-Odd-Fellowi
adjourn to meet In Roanoke next-Cap?
itol Commission decides not to do any re?
pair work at present?Southern roads
repair damage done by the floods-Body
of Edgar T. Terrell, missing man, found
In the river-Poilceman Is exonerated?
Richmond lady hadlv Injured In Milwau?
kee^-Davis Monument Association to
moot to-day-River retires within Hf
banks-Antl-SaJoon League does not
think the time for local option here ha.?
as yet arrived-Work of the Christian
Alliance-frrea-t Interest In the composi?
tion of the new State Board of Education
-Commission fixing Insurance rates
How young f'rn.ldnek mot hi"" d??irh?
Games of base-ball to-day-Distinct- Im?
provement In street-afiar situation-Trades
and Labor Council lakes up early clos?
ing movement-Grand Grove of Druids
eompllrhes important workr telephone
franchises adopted; land allowed a
manufacturing firm; cows not al?
lowed to wear bells: offic?" of Gas In?
spector created: Mr. T. E. Taylor elected
from the Fourth Ward-Meeting of
M'a 1er Commissioners-Street Commit?
tee provides for work by "the City Engi?
neer-Ladies of Central Church raising
a fund for a new organ-A lawn party
this evening-Picnic by Clopton-Street
I A woman killed In Bucldnphrtm and
her boaiy cremated In a mattress, sn'alt'ed
In oil-Malignant measles and whooping
cough playing- sad havoc among- children
In parts of Prince Edward county-Lex?
ington el?scts a new Mayor and Council
after a warm contest-The RIvanna bot?
toms covered with mud and all must be
replanted-Virginia State tennis tourna?
ment in progress at Norfolk-Grand cele?
bration of Memorial Day In Petersburg,
assisted' by visiting veterans and Uni?
formed Ranks of Pythlans-E. T. ("meek
dies from morphine In Lynchburg-?
Almshouse Commltteo at Petorsbt**rg" will
n?k for explanation in regard to burial
of man In a mattress-Monument un?
veiled at Asliland to memory of Rev. J. ?.
Lauiens; interested exercises?Remark?
able Incident of two hearts of stone-The
Randolnh-Maeon Trusties in session at
the college; Dr. Buckley to speak-Dr.
Julius M. Dreher resigns as president of
Roanoke College and .his successor ap?
pointed?Commencement exercises at
Jtoanoko College now In progresa-The
Mann law runs every licensed distillery
nnd bar-room out of WIsu county; behell
?;ent effects-E. A. Hopson. the third
uinn to bo hung In Wise county in eleven
years, now awaits his doom-New Con?
federate camp organized In Caroline and
will build a Confederate monument
Lightning burns several barns and creates
liavlc In surrounding counties-?Steamer
Middlesex crut away rudder of a barge
In the Rappahannock-Hon. John Goode
addresses the students st Hnmpden-Sld
ney; his son dies In Maryland-Bram
liloton scandalized by tho flirty ways of
Mrs. Davis who, It Is alleged, was brought
there by a. preacher, who eloped with her,
leaving his own family; warrant for him
for deserting his family-Norfolk Pres?
bytery authorizes call of pastor, not?
withstanding minority opposition-Regu?
lar ticket elected In Blackstone and pro?
hibition reaffirmed-Voters In Pittsy 1 v??
ida not willing to abide by Democratic
primaries-Commencement at Woman's
Eleven hundred volts of electricity go
through young man's body In Raleigh and
kill him Instantly-A cigar store falls In
Raleigh, the first business failure for
some time-The military encampments
for the three State regiments selected two
outside the State-Reidsvllle to vote on
the question of a dispensary-A divorce
suit In Wake Superior Court?L. Banks,
elorthler at Salisbury, makes an assign?
ment-Retail grocers perfect a State or?
ganization and elect officers.
Republicans will nominate candidates for
the Legislature and make a fight In every
county In the State thLs fall-Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's tariff programme
is snowed under and he will probably re?
tire from the British Cabinet, while It
is said that Premier Balfour may also
resign and a new election bo held
President Baer answers questions of the
Interstate Commerce Commission In con?
tinuation of the .hearing of the complaint
of W. R. Hearst against the coal-carry?
ing roads-Banners and gongs of the
Chinese tire brigade were ineffective weap?
ons against bug lire in Pek?n?One man
killed ami thirteen hurt In wreck on
Louisville and Nashville, in which the
engine plunged down a sixty-foot embank?
ment-President Roosevelt will arrive at
(he University of Virginia next Tueedny
dtll o'clock and dill leave at 7-^-Chlckens
and turkeys killed by heavy hail storm In
West Virginia-General Gordon and Sec?
retary Root correspond In regard to the
publication by tho Federal government
of a roster of the Confederate soldiers
Contract for building the Minnesota Is
?awarded the Newport News Shipbuilding
end Dry Dook Company, whoso bid was
11,110.000?Government tflork In office of
?tho Auditor of the Distant of Columbia
Bii'iisted for the embezzlement ot thou
.sands of dollar-?-Rumor has It that
Rockefeller and Gould are the people who
arc? seeking to .secure control of the Penn?
sylvania Railroad-Major Dalngerfleld
won the Parkway Handicap.at C?ravesend
after a neck and neck race to the stretch
with Acrobat-Stock market was weak
and closed with prices at about the lowest
of the day-President ?Roosevelt has
gone, accompanied by his* daughter. Misa
' .r.llc.e, to attend the wedding of the daugh.
t?r of Senator Hanua. '
Republicans Will Try to
Carry State this Fall.
IS ON ADVICE OF
Representative Slemp Made
Announcement of Policy.
TO MEET IN JUNE
Plans for the CampalgneWIII Be Mapp?
ed Out?Judge Mann Suggested as
the Democratic Nominee for
ians Go to Up
The Times-Dispatch Bureau,
No. 1417 O Street, N. W..
Washington, D. C, Juno S.
The important and quite unexpected an?
nouncement is made to-d&y that the Vir?
ginia Republicans will nominate legisla?
tive candidates In ei-ery county In the
State this fall. This statement was made
In the most emphatic manner by Repre?
sentativa Campbell Slemp. of the Xlnth
District, In this city to-day.
"It has been decided to malte a party
fight for members of the Legislature."
he said. "The subject had been under
consideration for some time. The weak?
ness of the Republicans throughout Vir?
ginia generally has heretofore precluded
a fight being made in counties where
there was no possibility of our winning.
1 will say that since the adoption of the
new Constitution and the resulting
change In conditions, which makes a Re?
publican victory In the State almost If
not quite a probability, my voice baa been
for a flsflt ?verywn?re; ? - -?.-.--.
"And!" am glad my view has prevail?
ed," . added the representative, with a
? "I saw tli? President yesterday." re?
marked Mr. Slemp. a little later on in the
course of the conversation. This seemed
to me the secrefof the whole matter. Mr.
Roosevelt says there must bo a fight,
and f.ght there will be. While Mr. Slemp
has all along been recognized .as one of
I the Virginia Republicans who really
wanted to see bis party win. it is equal?
ly well known that the organization as
a rule did not want many Republicans
In Virginia. The organization is com?
posed, almost exclusively of officeholders,
and the more voters there are who cast
Republican ballots In Virginia, the more
men there will be to come to Washington
and demand rewards for party services.
WILL MAKE BIG FIGHT.
1 suggested this to Mr. Slemp.
"Under the party law we cannot re?
organize this year," he said. The reply
"I suppose that the announcement that
the Republicans are going to make a
fight for members of the General Assem?
bly will stir up the Democrats," re?
marked Mr. Slemp, and this time his
smllo was grim. "It ought to, for we
are going to make them fight for all they
get. And you are going to seo more
Republicans in the Legislature next win?
ter than you have seen there In twenty
yejlrs or longer."
Mr. Slemp said the meeting of the
State Committee at Richmond on the
'?'Id instant was for the purpose of dis?
cussing matters generally pertaining to
the party In Virginia.
"And lay plans for the legislative cam?
paign'.1"* I asked.
"Of course." he replied.
Mr. Slemp was accompanied by Cap?
tain M. H. Calfee, of Pulaski. known to
hundreds of Virginians as the quartermas?
ter of the Second Virginia regiment dur?
ing the Spanish war. These will recall
how the Captain used to stand for hours
under a broiling sun at the cimp at Jack?
sonville and issue shirts and trousers and
shoos to the Virginia boys. I did not
aecertaln the specific mission of Caplaln
Calfee and Mr. Slemp when they called
nt the White House. They saw Mr. Roose?
"I am not as sunburnt as the Presi?
dent," said Mr. Slemp, when I alluded
to the letter's fine coat of tan. "He Is
as brown as a berry."
A Virginia Democrat, who Is known to
nearly everybody In the State, said to?
day he believed Judgo William Hodges
Mann could receive the Democratic, nom?
ination to the Governorship next full if
lie wished It. The gentleman in question
does not advocate the nomination of Judge
Mann, but he believes a majority of the
Dem?crata of the State do, because of his
attitude on the question o?4the salo of li?
quor. It would be Interesting to know
how Judge Mann regards his candidacy.
It is not known certainly that he has
aspirations to succeed Governor Monta?
BANK IS PROSPERING.
Colonel R. N. Harper, of Governor Mon?
tague's staff and president of the Amer?
ican National Bank, of this city, which
has been called the Virginia Bank be?
cause of the fact that tho pr?sidant and
cashier and a majority of the stockhold?
ers are Virginians, said to-day that
though the bank had only been opan for
business since May 4th, tha deposits al?
ready amounted to $440,000. The capital
stock Is but $250,000. Mr. Lynn, the cash?
ier of tha bank, is a nephew of Major
B. H. Lynn, of Loudoun county, wh?> Is
?twall known In Richmond as the superin?
tendent of the' penitentiary for many
?years?the first, I think, who ever made
the Institution a source of Income to the
Several Virginians of this city went
down to Uppervllle, In Loudoun county,
to-day to attend tho horse show which
begin? there to-morrow. Among the num?
ber was Colonol Bob Lee. member of tiie
Legislature from Fairfax, but who hns
a law office in this city.
Representative Carter Glass, of the
Sixth Virginia District, Is her* on busi?
ness connected with the departments.
WALTER EDWARD HARRIS.
JOHN H. HANCOCK, HON, NOAH M. GIVAN, THEO. F. KLUTZ, ' JUDGE ARTHUR R. SAVAGE,
Supreme Guide, Knight? of Honor. Knights of Honor. Knights of Honor. Knights of Honor.
Splendid Address Made by
The first day's proceedings of the Su?
preme Conclave of Heptasophs closed
with a melody. ,
Masonio Temple last night was a scene
of beauty and splendor. Men with Kay
badges all over tho fronts of their coats
and smiles all over their faces, side by
side 'with beautiful women, laughed and
cheered the various features of the ex?
cellent programme that had been ar?
ranged by the, local committee. This
programme embraced overtures by Iar
della's band and the following 'special
features: Grove Avenue Quartette; "An?
nie Laurie," harmonized; aolo, C. H. Phil?
lips; solo, soprano, Mrs. XV. D. Duke;
recitation, Mrs. Jennie Yeamans; solo,
soprano, Mrs. P. J. Griffin; solo, basso,
Oscar Lohman; selections, Eugene Davis
and his banjo club; also, song by Mr.
Davis: quartette, "Old Folks at Home,"
harmonized. Grove Avenue Church Quar
THOMAS B. HICKS, D. D. S. A.,
Who gave the Heptasophs an Invitation
to come to Richmond at Boston In 1901.
tette; accompanist. Professor M. B.
Previous to this entertainment a team
of eighteen past archons, of Baltimore,
gave a beautiful exemplification of tha
degree work, for the benefit of Hepta?
sophs only. A large number witnessed
the work, which ' was declared by all of
them to bo most perfect and pretty.
After the exercises had concluded
lardellata band dispensed sweet strains,
und many of thei young couples indulged
in the mazy waltz until midnight, after
which time the hotel lobbies, and the
streets in the vicinity of the hotels were
crowded with happy pleasure seekers
There were about 1.2?X) visitors In the
city, Including the 700 delegates, their
wives and daughters, and the Indepen
(Contlnued on Tenth Pago.)
Her Body Covered With a
Mattress Soaked In Oil
and Set Afire.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
GRAND HILL, BUCKINGHAM, VA.,
June 9.?James Banks, a negro, near Al?
pha, in this county, shot and killed his
niece Sunday morning, the 7th, and then
turned the contents of a straw hedtlck
on tho lloor over tho body, poured coal?
nil on It.-' and set fire to the house. Tho
woman'a body was about all burned, up
with tho house. Jim Banks was born in
this county. He has served live year?
lu the Pennsylvania penitentiary for
snooting a white woman In that State.
It i,s said he was living with the woman
he murdered Sunday as man and wife.
She was a daughter of his sister. Dur*
lug the excitement ho made his escape.
Justice 8. B. Williams was on the
grounds soon after the lire and Issued a
?arrant for the negro, hut up to last
night Constable John Chililiess had not
Tho negroes In thlB section go North,
and when they get back, Instead of be?
having themselves, they seem to dollght
In giving all the trouille they can.
The local option election tor Morshall
District, in thla county, will come off on
the 11th of July. Nearly every one In this
eeiMlou will vote dry.
Wo have had very heavy rains, ?luring
the past week or ten days. Some farm?
ers have finished planting tobacco, while
the majority have not. Not over a half
crop will be put out In tills end of the
county this season.
One farmer that has always planted
from sever.ty-ilve to over one hundred
thousand hills has planted, this year only
twel'-o thousand, about lu iJej- c?-nt: <jf
his crops In the past. It la tfte aame> way
with a great many others, The low price?}
and scarcity of labor has brought about
tuis stuto of affairs.
Judge Speer Delivers Splen?
did Address on Lee.
PLACE IN STATUE HALL
He Said that Had the Dead Lived the
Blade of Washington Had Flashed
Beside that of Lee in Virgin?
(By Asacclated Presn.)
OXFORD, GA-. June 8.?Judge Emory
Speer, of Macon, delivered to-day the an?
nual commencement address at Em?
ory College. His pubject was "The
Life and Character of General Rob?
ert E, ; Lee," and he gave a vivid
and eloquent recital of the great soldier's
.career, dwelling uno"? Lo?'s-'s?fldtme sclf
poise and patience iioth in -wctory and de?
Referring to Lee's motives In entering
the sen-Ice of the Confederacy, Judge
"Why, It may he asked, did Lee draw
his sword In ma.intenanee of secession,
which' he declared revolution, which he
pronounced anarchy, and which he fore
snw and declared would lntllct untold
calamities upon the people? The reply
Is that he did no such thing. His pur?
pose is declared In a letter to hft son.
" 'If the Union is dissolved and the gov?
ernment disrupted, I shall return to my
native Stato and share the miseries of
my people, and sn.ve in defense will draw
my sword on pone.' "
In his peroration Judge Speer referred
to the proposal by the State of Virginia
to place a statue of General Lee In Stat?
uary Hall, In the Capitol at Washington.
In this connection he said:
"Deny Lea a place by Washington! Ah,
la it sure, if In the awful hour when the
Invading columns approached Virginia's
soil, tho winds of the prophet had
breathed upon the slain that they might
live, that, caught from the wall at Mount
Vernon by the reincarnated hand of the
Father of His ?Country, the defensive
blade of WnshinKton would not have
gleamed beside the sword/of Leo? Repel
then not, my country, tho fervid love of
thy sons who fought with Lee and of
the children of their loins. Then honor
him, and In thy r.eed on those who love
him thou wilt not call In vain. And woe
to thy foe In tho press of buttle when
the soul of Lee shall fire their hearts
and his bright sword shall point the
charging columns of thy sons."
GRAND OLD MAN TO
HAMPDEN SIDNEY BOYS
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
FARMVILLB, VA.. June P.?Hon. John
Goode, president of the late Constitu?
tional Convention, delivered an address
to the literary and philanthropie societies
of Hampden-Sldney College this after?
noon. The speaker was Introduced by
President. McIUvalne, nnd held tho close
attention of his audience about one hour.
The address was a masterpiece. The
exercises were opened nnd closed by
prayer. Rev. Mr. ?Flournoy officiating.
An orchestra from Lynchburg furnished
muslo for the occasion.
Tha? commencement exercises proper
will take place to-morrow morning at 11
o'clock, whan the delivery of diplomas,
medals, etc., will take place.
n . i -O
PRESIDENT GONE TO
MISS HANNA'S WEDDING
(By Associa tod Press.)
WASHINGTON, Juno Cl.-Proaldent
Roosevelt left this afternoon for Cleve?
land to attend the wedding o?'Misa Ruth
Hanna, daughter of Senator nnd Mrs.
Hanna, nnd Josaph Medlll MoCormick, ?if
Chicago; He was nccompanled by Miss
Alice Roosevelt, ?Captain W. a. Cowles,
his naval aide, Dr. Gruuwell and Secre?
ta rjl Loeb.
The trip will ho made, on a- special
train over the Pennsylvania Railroad. The
party will arrive In Cleveland at 6 o'clock
to-morrow' morning, and during their
Btay the members of tho party will be
the guests of Senator Hanna.
CHICKENS AND TURKEYS
ARE KILLED BY HAIL
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BLHEPIELD, W. VA., June 9.?A' ter?
rific hall storm paBBei? over Princeton, the
county seat of this county, about 3:i.0
"o'clock this afternoon. The hair fell to
the depth of six Inches. Two residences
were struck by lightning and the windows
completely demolished," Two cows belong?
ing to Jailor ? Danewood wero killed by
lightning. Over, 200 chickens and turkeys
were killed by the heavy hall. Several
persons vere shocked by' the lightning,
but no one seriously hurt.
THE MEETING'S !
Resolution Adopted by the'
Board of Aldermen.
LOVING CUP PRESENTED
Board Shows its Regard for Mr. James
R. Gordon?Mr. Turpin's Excellent
Address in Presenting the
Tho Board of Aldermen held a long ses?
sion last night and disposed of much
'business, tho greater part of which was
routine in Its nature. A new Investi?
gating resolution was adopted, which la
practically that passed toy |tfie lower
branch, with tho scope of the proposed
Investigation so enlarged as to take In all
tho departments of the city goyernmont,
as well as the council.
President- Bloomberg at once issued a
call for the Common Council to meet at
S o'clock Monday night, and that body
will undoubtedly concur. Tho Joint com
mltieo will then be named and the Inves?
tigation at once started.
Tho Boai'd concurred in the ordinance
for the employment of an expert to de?
termine the best means of eradicating
electrolysis, and then .disposed of much
routine business. .
Mr. R. G. Rennolds was elected a mem?
ber of the Board to. succeed Mr. James
R. Gordon, resigned, and a beautiful lov?
ing cup of silver, with gold lining, was
presented to Mr. Gordon by his old- asso?
ciates, President Turpln tanking the
speech of presentation and Mr. Gordon
JOSEPH W. BRANCH,
Treasurer Supreme Lodge Knlohts of
Honor, who died suddenly yesterday.
responding In a most feeling manner.
The body was culled to order at 8:20
P. CM. by President Turpln and sixteen
members answered tu their names.
A number of formal committee reports
were received and filed, and somo peti?
tions rolatlng to Increase of salarles, etc,
were presented and referred.
Tho investigation resolutions passed by
the Common Council wero laid hai'ore
the body, and Mr. Minor called attention
to the fact that hocimso thoro were not
enough members preHent when tho mntter
was reconsidered by the other branch to
malte tho resolutions legal, tlTey should
be rejecu-d by the Bonrtl. This was unan?
imously agreed to, and Mr. Minor sal?}
that later In Ihn session a new set "of
resolutions on tho subject woulrl lie offer?
MATTER OP WAGES.
The body dropped Into a long siege of
purely routine matter, and all went well
until the ordinance relating to the regula?
tion of wages ut the gas houso came up,
and Mr. Allen's motion to recommit
caused a groat deal of discussion. Mr.
Wood, chairman of the Light Committee,
led tho f.ght for tho passiige of the ordi?
nance, and tha motion to recommit was
supported by Messrs. Gunst, Allen, Hall
and others. The ordinance proposed to
raise a number of salaries and to reject
all recommendations for reduction. The
Board finally refused to concur, and the
routine mill ground on.
The Board' concurred In tho resolutions
asking that the Clyde Line steamship ser?
vice be restored to Richmond, "and which
hud their origin In the Chamber of Com?
Tho resolut ion calling for the appoint?
ment of a conitiijtieo to i-onfor with a
similar commit toe from the council 0f
the city of Manchester to consider the
advisability' of tha Joint erection of a
bridge was opposed by Mr. Turpln ?Mr.
Allen In tho ch.ilrl ?uni fan-oreii by Mr.
(CuutinueU on Suventh l'uaej
I Death of Supreme-Treasurer
Joseph W. Branch Saddens
Knights of Honor.
While his fellow-members of the Su?
preme Lodge, Knights of Honor, were as?
sembling In .this city In annual conven?
tion, Mr. Joseph W. Branch, supreme
treasurer of the order, died at 9:30 o'clock
yesterday morning at his home In St.
The sad news reached Richmond In time
to cast a gloom over the lodge at the very
outset of Its session. The members one
and all wore shocked and grieved, and
as a consequence scant business was done
on the first day. In fact. Immediately
after the welcome address by the Gover?
nor of Virginia, and the response by a
former Governor of South Carolina, the
lodge, out of respect for Its deceased bro?
ther and member, adjourned until to-day.
Only such business as was absolutely es?
sential was transacted.
WAS MUCH BELOVED.
Mr. Branch-had been treasurer of tho
order for nearly a. quarter of a century,
and he wae greatly beloved by his breth?
ren In the organization. T'p to Monday
EX-GOV. J. C. SHEPPARD.
Who will be Supreme Dictator Knights
he fully expected to attend the annual
meeting of the Supreme Lodge in Rich?
mond. Owing to the condition of his
health, however, his physicians advised
against his coming, and he finally deter?
mined to stay at home and not undertake
the long Journey from St. Louis. Llttlo
did he or his family or his associates In i
the. order Imagine that he would bo fo \
soon called to take a Journey longer and
Whon the fact of the doath of the dis?
tinguished officer was broken to the con?
vention It created a great sensation. The
members of the body were grieved beyond
expression. Business, as stated, was prac?
tically suspended. Tho supreme reporter
was Instructed to send a telegram of
condolence to Mrs. Branch, nnd the su?
preme dictator was directed to appoint a
committee of three to attend tho funeral,
which will take placo In St. Louis on
Thursday afternoon. The following gen?
tlemen were selected for this sad tnsk:
Judge J. A. Gretz, past supreme dictator;
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
AT THE JEFFERSON
Davis Monument Association
Will Have a Quorum?Both
Monument and Site.
The Board of Directors of the Davis
Monument Association will meet this
morning at. It) o'clock at the Jefferson
Hotel, with a quorum present.
Owing to the storms and washouts in
the South, it was feared that those of
tho Board who lived south of North
Carolina would not ho ablo to reach hora.
And all will not bo abla to got here, but
several aro on the rpad, among whom la
Mrs. Behan, of New Orleans, and count?
ing these and those who have already
arrived, a quorum will be present whon
Mrs. Thomas MoCullough calls tho body
to order In one of the Jefftfrson's hand?
The Board has a most Important work
to do. The money with which to erect
a fitting memorial to President Daavls
is not In bank or easily accessible. It
roniuins for the Board of Directors of tho
Association to select the form of me?
niorlal. Tho arch was selected when th?
board met last summer. It has been
fohnd' "Impracticable" to bullal an arch
for i^o.floo, or any ;?um in tho neighbor?
hood of that, s? it is most reasonable to
oxpea"t that the board will stir up cere?
bration with ? view of getting some other
form for the m?morial in Mr. Davis. It
certainly la exa'eedlnglv unlikely that the
board will try to raise so much mora
Iironey and build the Oudebrod arch at
a caast of something like $03.<W>. The
question a,f site will ? also'be reopened,
yt is thought.
Will Soon Retire.
All Parties Opposed to Mr*
Unionists Vied With the Liberals "n De?
daring Themselves Out and Out
Free Traders?House of Com?
mons Was Packed to Hear
the First Debate on
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, June 9??Tho rumored restg?
nation o? Colonial Secretary Chamberlaltt
la the most startling development of th<
proposal of the Chancellor of the Ex?
chequer, Mr. Ritchie, to abolish the corx*
tax, the debate on which kept the HousH
of Commons to-day packed and spellbound
until midnight. Even If Premier Bal<
four persuad?s Mr. Chamberlain to re*
main In the Cabinet, the Colonial Secre?
tary^ preferential tariff programme la '
hopelessly snowed under, and his influ?
ence as a political power In Great Brlt-i
aln at least temporarily eclipsed.
All the members of the government wh<*
contributed to to-day's debate vigorously?
declared themselves as free traders, an??
frankly opposed Mr. Chamberlain's pro?
posals. Except for Mr. Chaplin, not ai
volee on either side of the House was
raised In effective support of Mr. Cham?
berlain's campaign. Former members ofi
Cabinets and private members, Irrespec?
tive of party, protested against any dick?
ering with Great Britain's fiscal policy.
The Unionists vied with the Liberals In,
declaring'themsolv.es out and out free?
ti'nder8. All that Was lacking In the com?
plete rout of the protectionist Cabinet
minister was Mr.- Baifour's official pro-'
nouncement, as Premier, and on behalf
of the government, that the Cabinet as a
whole refused to adopt Mr. Chamberlain's
views. Both tho. Secretary and tho Pre?
mier woro absent from the debate, be?
cause, according to report, Mr. Balfour
was spending the evening-endeavoring ta
persuade tho Colonial Secretary to re?
main In the Cabinet, notwithstanding hli
differences with his colleagues.
BALFOUR MAY RESIGN.
The debate was adjourned at midnight?
when, amidst a sensation, .Chancellor of
the Exchequer Ritchie said he hoped Mr.
Balfour would be able to give the House
on Wednesday a definite statement or? .
behalf of the entire Cabinet,'though hat
could hot promise It. '
Upon the resumption of the debate Mr.
Chaplin's amendment to the budget bill,
which Is tho cause of this sensational po-<
lltlcal crisis, will be taken up. Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman will demand thet
right of the Liberals to know the Pre?
mier's attitude towards free trade before
they support him In the repeal of the
corn tax. Mr. Balfour will reply, and Mr.
Chamberlain also Is expected to speak.
Thero aro many members who hellevo to-,
night that Premier Balfour also win re?
sign, and that a dissolution of the House
! Is Involved, but these rumors lack con?
firmation, the best opinion being that ai
solution of the crisis will bo arrived ati
by Mr. Chamberlain's resignation or by,
aii open declaration that he Is willing to)
drop for the present his preferential tar?
Before the debate opened Premier Bal?
four ascertained from John Redmond, tha
Irish leader, that the Nationalist mem?
bers of Parliament would support the?
government, as against Mr. Chaplin.
This, with Liberal support, practically,
ensured the government from possible
defeat at the hands of Its own support?
The curious situation created the keen-i
Tho debate, by a ruling of the speaker,
was confined to the grain tax.
Mr. Chaplin warmly attacked the Chan?
cellor of the Exchequer, to whose inapti?
tude, he said, they owed their present re?
markable position. In repealing the grain!
duty, Mr. Chaplin said, Mr. Ritchie had,
made an Irretrievable mistake. For a mo?
ment he appeared to have prevailed over
Mr. Chamberlain, but his triumph would
be short-lived. Mr. Chaplin said the min?
isters had thrown away a weapon which'
would have helped them to carry out tha
mW fiscal policy to which Mr. Balfour.
ai|1 Mr. Chamberlain were committed.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach said he wa_
opposed to Mr. Chaplin's amendment, al?
though he sympathized with tha latter'*
pbjectlon to tho repeal of the grain duty,
nut ho bellevivl the alternative policy to
be a greater evil. Hiivlng to choose be?
tween two evils, he would choose tha
lesser, and would support the budget bill,
OPPOSES FREE TRABE.
Referring to the suggested preferential
tariff, the former Chancellor of the Ex?
chequer wished to know whether Mr.
Chamberlain's opinion wa9 that of the
united Cabinet. The repeal of tha grain
duty appeared to the speaker to he a di?
rect bar to the adoption of preference
principles. He, therefore, concluded that
the opinion of the Cabinet as a whole wa?
the same with regard to these principies
as when he was a member of It.
Mr. Ritchie, who made a general reply,
read a carefully prepared statement. The
government, he sold, thought there should
be an Inquiry Into the matter of pre?
ferential tariffs, but ho would be sur?
prised If the Inquiry showed any prao?
teal means of carrying out a policy of
preferential duties. He avowed himself
to be an out and out free trader ami
added that with his present knowledge
he coula not b? a party to a polloy which
he -behoved would be detrimental to the
Interests of both Great Britain and her
colonies, and he believed that the Inquiry,
from- which he would shrink, would con?
f.Tm his present views. Although he w?<
precluded by tho speaker'? ruling from
discussing preferential tariffs lie might
say In behalf of himself and hi? col.
leagued what he and they thought. XL*