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In the ptnlform which is not In accord
'With bis own opinion.
Did ?t Purposely.
"My.friends, we purposely mndo this
! frlatform silent on the. question of
1 tho money standard. Wo'mndo It nl
lent because we all agreed that Hist
was not an Issue lu this campaign
(applause), Bnd we agreed further*
', more that nothing should be placed In
' tho platform which was not a eam
/ pslgii Issue, and the consequence was
that In the Resolutions Committee
?notions were made lo table, nnd thosn
motions were carried, tabling every
resolution on both ?Ides which tonded
, to bring tip as nn Issue In this cam?
! balgn the question of monetary stand
"Now, my friends. Judge.Parker ex?
pressed his opinion for fear some?
body might think you did not know It.
There was nnt In ?11 this vast assem?
bly ouo single,'solitary man who did
not alroady know that Judge Parker
? was ri gold standard man. I have
I been one of the most consistent, per?
sistent and perhaps radical free sil?
ver men In the United States, and I
knew that, ho wan a gold standard
mitri, nnd he made no attempt to con?
ceal It from ?anybody, lie. hail sup
, ported our candidates ?nil hud said
? that although i.e did r.ot sgree with
! us upon this plank, lie was? still a
' Democrat. (Applause.)
! "Now, my friends, 111 a. campaign
?? -which was'ao fraught ngali)st Impe?
rialism, against executive usurpation,
we purposely made a platform, so far
I as monetary ?lanrlard Is" concerned,
; upon which VV. J. Bryan could hove
stood or ?rpvcr Cleveland could have
stood, or anybody else who? wns with
us In the pendln? live campaign Issues
could have stood. (Applause.)
Message to Parker.
Tils declaration that Parker's views
ifw'or? known to every man In the' as?
sembly was received wlthVfalhl applause.
3Io asked Senator Tlilm?n to read the
message, but there was a short delay,
owing to the difficulty experienced by
?be senator In deciphering the handwrit?
ing of Mr. Williams. The senator asked
ior quiet, saying that he bad undergone
on operation on his throat, and that
?ils vole? had tost "that nightingale quali?
ty that It once possessed."
He then proceeded to read, when Mr.
?William* interrupted him with the re
"Here Is a typewritten copy."
"Kor which I thank Almighty God,"
leturned the senat?ri He then read the
following message to Judge Parker:
"The platform adopted by this conven?
tion Is silent, on the question of the
monetary standard because 1? is not re?
garded by us a possible Issue in this
campa'pn, nnd only campaign Issues were,
mentioned in the platform. Therefore
there Is nothing in the views expressed
by you In the telegram Just received,
?which would preclude a man entertain?
ing them, from accepting a nomination
on said platform." (Applause.')
As Mr. TUlmaii concluded the reading
of the message, Representative Richard
Ron, of Alabama, arose, he said, "To
dispassionately discuss Iho message
<<> be sent to Judge Parker."
.Tiliman Talks; Bryan Enters
Chairman Clark .explained that he
l.ad recognized Senator.Tiliman. who also
desired to discuss tho same matter. Mv.
Richardson bowed and retired at once
?uid Mr. Tlllriien proceeded. While Mr.
.Tiliman was speaking, Representative
John Sharp Williams proceeded from the
platform'to the ?eat of Mr, Richardson,
and the two engaged in earnest conversa?
tion. Mr. Tilintan'* remarks were follow?
ed closely by. the whole audience. His
.vehement declaration, "I swore hy Al?
mighty Ood that G would not endure to
be trifled.with." brought forth cheers.
^Senator' Tllimaa .was endeavoring to
ens wer ? question injected Into the dis-:
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HENRY G. DAVIS, OF WEST VIRGINIA,
Nominated by' the Democrats for Vice-President.
mission by former Senator Pettigrew, of
South Dakota, as to" whether Mr. Hill
had not stated in committee that he did
not know Judge Parker's views on the
financia', question, when Mr. Bryan
came Into the hall. -Instantly there was
an uproar. Calls of "Bryan!" "Bryan!"
went up,.and the gallarles cheered. Mr.
Bryan first went to his place in the pit,
but as the cries of the Nebraskan's name,
wuplod with the words. ,rPlatforrn!"
"Platform!" continued, Mr. .Bryan made
bis way to the stago..
His face was chalk white as he walked
rapidly'up the side aisl?. His lips were
compressed to a triin line and his brows
drawn' straight. He nervously fanned
blmsclf and paid no attention to the
hands that wero held out ' to him as he
After a throat on the chairman's part,
to clear the galleries, where most of the
disturbane? cam? from, the noise ceased.
Senator Tllman continued by saying that
if he understood th& present temper of
the delegates, the threats of the chslr
with reference to the galleries would be
"Look out." shouted a voice.
.- "You look out or you will he put out."
retorted Mr. ?Tlllman, and Instantly the
police seized the offending spectator and
ejected him. Wh*n the senator concluded
there was a short-lived burst of applause,
but it was evident that the delegates
were In no mood for demonstration.
Bryan, an 111 Man, Speaks.
Bryan ????? arose and :came to. the
front of. the rostrum.. HI*'face was pale
and drawn with "Illness, his voice was
W'eak and hoarse. He spoke whh great
effort,' but quietly and with-self control.
As the speaker went on "his voice grew
stronger and clearer, and as'he narrated
the story, of his efforts to eecure'the'In?
sertion in the platform of. a financial
plank the flush of excitement covered his
face and his gestures.'came m'oro fre?
quent and more emphatic. His declara?
tion that the sending of the telegram to
Judge Parker^ was'a declaration of the
gold standard! and his statement that If
the Democracy was to adopt such a view
it should' be honest and say-so frankly,
was greeted with a shriek of applause
from the galleries. . . ??
Ex-Senator Pettlgrew Interrupted to
know if the Parker telegram did not de?
clare that the gold standard was firmly
and Irrevocably fixed, and was Informed
that he was correct. Loud applause
greeted Mr. Bryan's remark that It was
a manly thing In Judge Parker to ex?
press his opinions before the convention
adjourned, but that It would have, been
a manlier .thing bad he spoken before
the convention met. He announced that
he would propose, an ? amendment to the
message, and took his seat amid loud
cries of "Vote, " "Hill."
Daniel Replie s^ to Bryan.
Senator John ??. Daniel, chairman of
the Committee on Resolutions, was then
recognized to reply to Mr. Bryan. ?
It was then 11 o'clock, and there wero
signs that the expected storm would pass.
Mr. Bryan's speech and that of Senator
Tlllman had been listened to attentively.
Whore applause was given abere, was no
disposition to prolong lt.. The delegates
wero evidently In a-business-like frame
of mind, and determined to adjust and
close the .Incident that had been so
dramatically Injected into the situation.
Senator Daniel was recognized, but had
spoken only a few words when a dele?
gato from Arkansas announced that he
could hear nothing because of the noise
among tho delegates. After some con?
versation between him and the chalr
manr tho latter directed that If the dele,
gates made any ? trouble the police should
"take two or three of them out and it
will do them good>"
Senator Daniel concluded at 11 ?17, His
speech received hearty applause from tho
pit, where the delegates wore seated.
Senator Daniel said In part.:
"Whatever muy bo said about tho cir?
cumstances which now surround us, no
one can read the manly,? open and plain
words of that honorable and high-minded
judge without perceiving and recognizing
that they cam? from tho- hand and wore
inspired by t lib heart of. a' man who
wishes lo act in the open, and" would not
bo tompted by tho highest prlzo.ln the
gift of the Amoriemi people to recolvo any
othor th.an.nn honest; plain, Htralghtfor
ward support. (Applauso.) And what?
ever olse some people may think of
Judge Parker, I think that he is a foot
taller to-day than he was on yesterday,
when we nominated him (applauso), and
that tho whole people will.say. of him.
"Bohold a man worthy to bear tho stand?
ard of the bravo and unterrlflod Dem?
ocracy of this land?'. (Applause,)
"Gentlemen, our platform has boon
rnad,e up, I think that the Democratic
party is already suffering and has suf?
fered- enough froin.too much platform.'
(Applause.) 1 had rather have uu hon?
orable and true Democratic piati in' the
White. House like Jefferson, like Madi?
son, like Monroe, and like u, dozen others
whom I might mention, without any
platform, than to have a platform as long
,as from one end of thin hall to Ilio
other, with a man whose character was
questionable and" whoso record was opon'
to suspicion." ? ? ? '
J. A. Weaver, of laws, who twelve
years ago was (ho-presidential nominee'
of .tho Po pu |te I. parly, next spoke, being,
recognized amid calls for "Vote," "Srote,"
Irom all over the house. Mr, Weaver
punned filename'of the place from whloh
Judge Parker sent his telegram, "It is
spelled Esopus," he s%ld, "but I think
it ought to read ?-soap-us.' "
? Cries' of "Question." "Question,"
"Vote," "Vote," followed, but the chair
recognized Charles S. Hamlln, of Massa?
chusetts, who urged tho sending of the
telegram to Jud*c Parker. Mr. Hamlln
paid the American people admired a
brave man. nnd Judge Parker would be
so .regard??, hereafter-by the American
As Mr., Hamlln finished, it was evi?
dent that the delegates were heartily
sick of listening to speeches, and rapid?
ly loi.lns temper over the constant sup?
pression of speakers who mounted the
platform, and they clamored fiercely for
a vote. Chairman ? Clark, remembering
his promise that every man should have
a fair show, recognized Senator Carmack,
of Tennessee, The speaker declared that
Mr. Bryan bad said that, the nomination
of Judge Parker would be declaration
enough on the monoy plank.
"Mr. Chairman." said Mr. Bryan ris?
ing hastily. "? bo* the gentleman's par?
don, but G never said that.'?. t
John S. Williams supported Mr. Bryan,
in his statement, and Senator Carmack
accebted the. correction. The senator
took occasion to deny that he had ever
received a message from Judge Parker,
and the chair recognized Mr. Bryan, who
presented an-.amendment to Che reply 4o'
Judge Farker?1 as follows: ,;
"But as you will, if elected, be called
upon to" act upon certain phases oh the
money questlo'ii. we would like to'know
whether you favor reducing the Volume
of silver dollars; whether you favor an
asset' currency and branch national
banks; whether you prefer national bank
currency to United States notes." . '
Nebraskan Speaks Again.
Mr. Brj'an then proceeded-to answer
some 'cf the.. statements made by those
who had followed his first address. Great
applause followed his assertion that lack
of harmony In'the party could not be
la'o" at his door. . . ,
Mr. Bryan;woke, the galleries to enthu?
siasm when he declared that he had ex?
pressed? a' willingness to support, a gold
standard man to build up harmony In the
party, and again when he declared that
Ire believed the adoption of the. gold
standard would defeat th? party In. the
impending campaign. There were only
two ways out of teh difficulty into which
the action of Judge Parker had plunged
tho party. One was to amend the mes?
sage in the manner he had suggested and
tho other was to amend the platform by
the insertion of a gold plank. Leaning far
over the rail In front of the platform, ho
shook his hand at the New York delega?
tion and said:
"I will agree to accept Senator Car
mack's plank. Will that satisfy the
friends of JuiIro Parker?"
Resolution Adopted by Big Ma?
(By Associated Press.)
ST. LOUIS, MO., July 0.?? was ten
minutes after mldnif?ht when Mr. Bryan
concluded, and Representative John Sharp
Williams rose. HO plunged without pre?
face into a scathing arraignment of Mr.
Bryan. Turning from lime to time, he
faced the Nebraskan. who sat with Immo?
bile countenance and fanned himself, His
voice trembling, Mr. Williams declared
lliat Mr. Bryan had presented the spec?
tacle of a mnn pleading for harmony
when In all this great convention his had
been t.hji only voice of discord. The
amendments lo the Parker telegram he
characterized us "a fc/fl of foolish quos
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tlons. He spoke satirically, with biting
humor and great' earnestness.
In explaining that the telegram from
?mugo Parker was ?Imply an expression
?f the Judge'? own Individual opinion.
Mr. tvllllams suddenly wheeled,? fac?d
thone on the platform and nsked: "Sup?
pose we had nominated Mr. Bryan on
"God forbid," ejaculated Richmond V.
Hobson, In a lofd voice litom Just behind
Bryan Kept His Seat.
Tn explaining his attitude on tho ab?
sence of a financial plank In Ilio platform
he remarked of the money question: "If
It Is in a trance It will awake, but \t it
i? dead I don't want the corpse In my
Taking up th? reply of the convention
lo Juoae Parker's telegram, Mr. William*
read the first sentence: The platform
adopted by tho convention Is ?lent.on
tbo question of the monetary standard.
"Does any. one deny that, even Mr.
Bryan?" asked Mr. Williams.
"Take the next sentence," ?)? continued,
" 'becauso It is not regarded by us as
a political issue.* Does any one in this
hall- deny that? If there Is any one
tho floor of this convention who believes
the money question is the issue in this
campaign, let him,arise In his place."
Not ? a delegate arose.
, "Now let any one on .the platform who
believes the money question an Issue
As he said this Mr. Williams turned to
Mr. Bryan. But, Mr. Bryan kept his seat.
The Resolution Adopted.
Cries of "question, question," onrnij so
fast that the confusion Telgned for some
minutes. In the confusion an effort .wan
made to make an adjournment motion.'
This was ruled out of order.
Mr. Bryan sprang tn his feat and de?
clared filial, his delegation was going ;to
support the candidate that New York
wanted for Vlcc-Presldent, and If It would
produce harmony he would withdraw his
amendment to the reply.
"I am going to withdraw this amend?
ment," said Mr. Bryan. "Our delegation
will vote for the candidato for Vlcc
Presldent that Now York wants. We are
not going to do one thing to mar the
harmony of the convention."
A roar of applauso followed the an?
nouncement. ^Aftcr.some debate a roll
call wa? ordeVed on tho question of the
Willams reply to Judge Parker's mes?
sage to Mr. Sbeohan.
As the roll cal proceeded It was evident
that the motion to send the message to
Judge Parker would he carried by an
overwhelming, majority. The result was
announced to be 774 ayes, 181 noes, and
the message way ordered sent by the con?
Davis for Vice-President.
Tho order of business now wont back
to the point where Governor Vardaman
sprung the Parker telegram rumor, and
the chair directed that the roll should
be called on the nomination of a candi?
date for the vice-presidency.
The final result of the ballpt was, un?
officially: Williams. 165; Turner, 100; Da?
vis. 654; Harris, 58. Iowa did not vote.
The nomination of Davis was made unan?
The Closing Scenes; Convention
Delegate John Damn, of Indiana,, moved
that the Democratic National Committee
be, authorized to fill any vacancy that
might occur on the national ticket. The
motion was adopted.
A resolution naming and thanking.the
officers of tfie convention was also
ridopted: also a resolution Thanking.? the
Hon. James K. Jones and the outgoing
National Committee. Chairman Champ
Clark and Temporary Chairman J;- S.
"William.? were made respectively chair?
men of the committees to notify Judge
Parker and ex-Senator Davis of their
nomination. ? It was also announced that
thenew National-Committee would meet
In'New York on a. date to be fixed by
the chaiimnn. Senator McCreary, of
Kentucky, presided in .the closing . mo?
ments of, the. convention. A resolution of
.thanks tcvSenator Joseph, W-- Bailey, "of.
Texas, for the .admirable manner In which
ho presided over .the convention, ^as
agreed,to. - .
At 1:31'o'clock, Senator McCreary ad?
journed the convention sine die, the band
playing "Auld Lang Syne.",
TIGER ADDS ITS ROAR.
Even Tammany Joins in Chorus.
Will Support Nominee.
(By Associated Press.) -
ST. LOms, July 9.?To the Associated
Press correspondent, Charles F- Murphy,
or Tammany, said this morning :
"No one need have any doubt where
Tommany stands In this presidential can?
vass. It is"? solidly behind Alton B, Parker
for President.' There Is never any doubt
where Tammany Hall stands when a. can?
didate Is regularly nominated. Now that
Judge Parker has received the nomina?
tion from the convention, Tammany Hall
will line up solidly behind him. We came
here with no candidate, but to discuss the
availability of'candidates with the other
delegation. We. were Instructed by the
State Convention to vote as a unit' for
Judge Parker, and while it was not our
belief that he was.tho Rlrongest candi?
date, we naturally obeyed tho mandat
of tho convention. We'came here with
the belief that Cleveland was the strong?
est man to nominate and the easiest man
to elect. It was ascertained, after con?
sultations, that hi this conclusion we did
not agree with the majority.of tho dele?
gates; Now that tho convention? has
spoken and paid the high honor to Judge
'Parker, Tammany Hall will go tb work
at once in New York county and roll up
for him tho largest plurality over given
to the presidential candidato of Dem?
ocracy. If the Democrats throughout
the State and throughout the nation will
work to secure the election of Judge
Parker as the loyal Democrats of Tam?
many Hall will work, there en ? bo but
one result,;and that Is victory."
Says He Is Abundantly Pleased
With Nomination of Parker.
(Bv Associated Press,)
BUZZARD'S BAY, M ASS., JuiyvD?For?
mer President Grtfver 'Cleveland, who is
tho guest hero of Joseph Jefferson, was
advised of the nomination of Judge Par?
ker for President as soon a? he awoko
thin 'morning. Later Mr.? Cleveland sent
tho following statement to the Associated
"Mr. Cleveland declinen to eoe any re?
porter cv representativo of tho press,
but sonda tho following word. from Ids
.room to the Associated Press;
'"lam In absolute Ignorance of tho
action of'tlio St. Louis convention except
In so far as It has nominated Mr. Parker
as presidential candidate.-, with, this re?
sult I urn abundantly .gratified, and I
hopo tliHt tho remainder of tho work of
tho conven!Ion will,add to the encourag?
ing prospects of Doniocr?tio success.
This Is all I can possibly say at this
time, I do not know when. I shall have
an opportunity to .read tho platform
adopted or to learn of" the. entire pro
eedlngs.of.the conventions. in any event,
it Is absolutely certain that po further
expression froni ino may bo. expected at
present?, i hopo lo lio reljeved'of fintimi
Importunity ou this subject,' "
HIS MOTHER TOLD,
Tears W?Ued to Her Eyee When
She Heard the News, ?
. (By Associated Press.)
DKRBY. CONN., July O.-rThe pews of
judge Parker's nomination was ..brought
to Mrs. Parker, mother of the Democratic
nominee, to-day. by a representative of
the Associated Press.. Tears veiled, to ,
? ?m ?rnmirm
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her eyes, and for a moment she could
not speak. Then she said:
"I had hoped, if .'his-nomination would
be th? best thlng>for the'party,-that he
would be nominated, and now,' it his
election will be the best thing for the
country, I sincerely hope that he will be
She said that Judge Parker wss a,per?
sonal friend of President Roosevelt, and
within a year or two' made him a visit
at'hls Oyster Bay home.
Mrs. Parker is eighty years old, and
lives with her.daughter, Mrs. Hall.
SKETCH OF MR. DAVIS.
Twice United States Senator,
Railway Projector and Capitalist
Henry Gasseway DaxJs, the nominee for
the vice-presidency,.is nearly seventy-nine
years of age. having been born In Balti?
more November 16, 1823. At an ea'riy age
he removed to, tho; country, and was edu?
cated at the county (Schools, but being left
fatherless had to leave school early and
take up the strucclo of life. He wns
energetic and Intelligent, and discharged
his duties faithfully In every occupation.
Ho became superintendent of a plantation
in . tils early manhood, but later took to
railroading, being first a braReman, the?
a conductor and Inter agent of the rail?
way at Piedmont, w. Va., whither ho lipa
After serving tho Baltimora and Ohio
Railway in tfieso capacities for som?
years. Im became a merchant and still
later acquired mi Interest in coal mining
and became a collier of some Importance.
His new field otf-enterprise and his prac?
tical kti2wlcdge of railroading led Into tho
field of railway construction, and he pro?
jected and pushed to completion and suc?
cess the West. Virginia Contrai and Pitts?
burg Railway, of which ho Is president.
H? Is also president of the Piedmont and
Cumberland Railway and tho Davis Na?
tional Bunk of Piedmont.
In 18G5 ho wns elected to tho .legislature
of West Virginia, thus beginning a long
nnd honorable public career. Ho served
in the Stato Senate from 1867 to i860, und
two years latnr was elected to the l/nltoti
States Senate, In which body lie sorvod
twelve years, or two terms, declining n
second re-election. Mr. Davis' lilis been a
delegato to sovon National Democratic
Conventions. Ho wus one of the United
States delegates . to the Piin-Amerlenn
Congress, is a member ? of, tho Unltod
States Interniitloul Hallway Commlssloi?
nnd has boon honored In' many other
His homo Is now nt Elklns, W. Vn., but
ho .spends much of his time in'Washing?
ton, Mr. Davis Is the futhor-in-lnw of
Hon. 13. B. Elklns, at'present Republican
.Though advanced In years, Mr. Davis
Is still remarknbty active and takes a
Unen Interest in politics and public affairs
(Continued from First Page.)
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tho city of Kt._ Douls to he seated. Oov
iM-iinr Montagu", Mr, Thomas F. Ryan
and others at once resented the notion of
tlin officer, and Mr. Flood, while restrain?
ing? ? hlmuelf admirably, did not. mineo
t? orde Ili telling the chief that such un?
cino and apparently unnecessary authori?
ty.? was not considered proper among
Houthorn Democrats. But t'ho, episode did
not rest liera, The Virginia delegation
have brought the matter to tho atten?
tion of the local Potine Board, and s
reprimand may bo tho result. Moanw'j'.lu
a, public apology offered Mr. Flood by
the oiflcor was declined.
EUyson Sends Greetings.
it cannot be sold that Mm. nomination
of' P.irker has storied any great wave
of .Southern enthusiasm, though Chair,
ninn H/Ilyson Is a strong believer In final
victory. He rushed the, following mes?
sage to the nominee the second the vote
was .'inni u.noed! ?
"Judge Alton B. Parker, Esodu^.n, ?,?
"Virginia sends congratulations,' to?
gether with assurances of her. electoral
vote in November.
/Signed) : :.'.'.I. TAYLOR'FDI/tSON, .
The South has many striking men here,
ana they are fixing their- impress deeply
upon the situation, One of them Is Tlll?
man, of South Carolina, and another ts
Governor Va.rdnman,. of Mississippi. Of
course, another Is Governor Montague of
our owh State, who> is looked upon as
one of ' the best and bravest leaders of
the sentiment for cleaner methods In
Folk and: Montague.'
. I hav#, had ? most Interesting and de?
lightful personal interview wnile here
with Mr.' Joseph TV. Folk, the young cir?
cuit attorney of St. Louis, who, In spite
of .the hide-bound machine methods .which
have .held this great Commonwealth for
so many years, will be. nominated for
Governor in a whirl at' Jeflerson City
next week, Mr. Folk is one of the most
striking. figures? In Southern politics at
this time, though ho fully realizes that
in his great work of purification there
are snags and breaker? set all along the
way. Ho expressed to mo tho belief,
however, that in the end some go.od
would result from the reform ideas which
seem to bp getting such a strong foot?
ing In the politics of tho South.
The Missouri situation, as l am able
to see It reflected here, Is not at all unlike
that In Virginia, and young Joe Folk Is
the counterpart of Governor Montague,
"Gum Shoe Bill" Stone, as the Junior
United States senator and recognized ma
shine leader of the State is termed, was In
complete control of the Stato Convention
last wook, and though the people had
already spoken In tho primaries for young
Folk, Stone and his friends refused to
allow the young reformer to attend the
national convention as a delegate.
Champ Clark, the permanent, chairman
of the convention, and who represents
what is known as tho "Swamp Angel"
district of Missouri In Congress, is a pop-,
ular favorite hero nod Is regarded as a
good, strong, clean man, both in public
and private life. C. ?. B.
A HITCH AT SUFFOLK.
Oppose Right of Way of Rich?
mond and Norfolk Line.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) ,
SUFFOLK, VA.. July\?i.?There is some
delay In the matter of securing a street
franchise by the Seaboard Traction Com?
pany, which alms to run an electric rail?
road from Norfolk and Richmond.
At. a special mooting of the Council last
night there dovoloped opposition on the
part of a few residents, who objected to
tho tracks being laid through pinner
Street, a residential thoroughfare, which
is almost necessary to the company,
Tho mutter was referred to a Council
committee, composed of II. M. Maeloary,
II. W. Camnbell and Jamos li Mel.omore.
It was ordorcd that a draft of their pre?
liminary work bo printed and circulated
among tho votera who are to have an op?
portunity to know or the Council's inten?
tions, and to oppose thorn If deemed ad?
A majority of ihn citizens seemingly aro
In favor of any step so pronounced In
tho directir.n of progress, and It Is not
believed ",ef ?lio opposition will porno.tu
a'ly'hindtff, the company in the use of any
street? nfiVfiul In tho conduct of Ila bi'.sl
CET A RAISE
Telegraphers of the R., F. & P.
Railway System Granted a
Through the efforts of the Order of
Railway Telegraphers of Fredericksburg'
Division, No. 125, the eighty or ninety??
operators In the employ of the Richmond,'
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway, on
the. line betweon -Washington and Rich?
mond, have been granted an Increase of
salary, ?ranging from $2.60 to 17.60 per
month, according to tho rating of tho
stations. The men were notified Friday
of tho granting of tho Increase asked. The
raise is to take effect from May 1, 1904,'
being retroactivo in lis effect.
, Th? action of tho railway officials in
making this substantial increase in sal?
aries is duo in large measure to the pre?
sentation of their cause by' the ?. R. T..
Arbitration Committee, of which Mr.
E. I. Hunter, of Olen Allen, is chairman. .
Tho committee has had two conferences,
with the management of tho railway, at
both of which tho needs of the men and '
the reasons why they should be given an
Increase of salary wero presented by the
committee, Tho .greater cost* of living
and the responsibility of the positions
and arduous labor of the operators are
among tho reasons why they asked tho
increase, In many lines of human ef?
fort salaries have boon Increased re?
cently because the cost of living has
The Atlantic Coast Uno recently grant?
ed Its operators an Increase after con?
teronco with tho O. R, T. conuniltteo,
Till? organization, llko tho other railway
unions, works quietly by conferences wllh
officials of tho roads, and strikes are
becoming 'im? since such intelligent
methods have been adopted.
Preach in Chesterfield,
Hew J. W. Mitchell will preaeh to-day in
Chesterfield oouoty at Sklnnuurtcr ?ad Mid?
Men's White Linen
Blue her Oxf ord-r.
Cool, Comfortable, Stunning'.