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Fhb times founded im*. WHOLE. NL MBER 19,020. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1912. the whatubk to.day-s?.?? PRICE TWO CENTS.
Street Committee Re?
commends That Ap?
plication Be Granted
FIGHT NOW GOES
TO CITY COUNCIL
Amendments Give Council Power
*o Compel Extensions Into Out
, lying Territory, but Enforce?
ment Admitted by Law?
yers to Be Open to
How They Voted.
A yea?Bllley, Don Leavy, Gunst,
Iluddon, Jonn, Km In, Moore, Meinen.
Powers, Snlllvaa, Wiltshire, Adams
Noes?Ff reunion, Pollock, Von
By a vote of 12 to 3, the Committee
on Streets, at 7 o'clock last night, rec?
ommended to the Council the passage
of an ordinance granting to th<; Rich?
mond and lfenrlco Railway Company a
franchise to sell electric light and
power In competition with the company
already In the field, with th* exeep
t'or. of several Important modlhcattona
In the first four subsections under sec?
tion eight, the model franchise reported
by the subcommittee was adopted
M6st of the debate centred about the
question of compelling the grantee,
after the award of the franchise, to ex?
tend Its Jlnes and service at the com?
mand of the Council Committee on
Streets. Assistant city Attorney
tieorgu Wayne Anderson gave it aa hla
opinion that notwithstanding the f?ct
that the franchise ?ontained an express
provision conferring that right, any at
t? nipt the part of the. City Council
or its Committee on Streets to compel
extensions which the company was un?
willing to make might be made the
the subject of litigation.
Thought Illauket 1'raurblse Legal.
In a written opinion submitted to the
committee, Colonel Anderson ncld that
while a blanket franchise such its was
up for passage was legal, It was at the
t.in.o time open to serious Objection.
Difficulty, he thought, might be expe?
rienced In enforcing extensions. In?
stead of a blanket franchise tie iavored
one in which definite sweets or sec?
tions of the city are named within
v.l.nil th-j company should be re-quired
to furnish t>ervlc<- by a :ertain fixed
time after the granting of the fran?
tailing the adoption of a plan
along there lines. Colonel Anderson of?
fered a substitute to subsection - of
section S of the franch't? under con
tide-ration with the view of removing
us far as poaa'blc the objectionable
features which It contained. With the
amendments provided by this substi?
tute, he thought the nbsolute control
cf the Council would be insured, and
the franchise freed from its worst fea?
Gives Council Fu'l Power.
The substitute was jut to a vote
nnd adopted. In effect t is an ampll
ticutlon of a substitute for the same
(section proposed by Samuel L. Kelley,
of the Richmond and Henrlco Com?
pany. It Is. however, more thorough?
going and seeks to conserve to the
Council the absolute control of all
future extensions. On this point the
fcdoptcd section reads:
"The Council of the city of Rich?
mond shall have power at any time
end from time to time to prescribe
routes covering any portion of the ter?
ritory of the said city, and extending
through any of the- said streets and
alien*, and to require, the said gran-i
tee.s to construct the necessary distri?
bution system, and erect the necessary
poles, wire-?, conduits, and other fix?
tures, and to sell and deliver electric
current to uny person within said
territory applying therefor, notwith?
standing It may be true that a com?
pliance with such requirement may not
be profitable and will risult In a pe?
cuniary loss to the grantee.
"It Is the Intention of this provision
to clothe, the said Council with ab
Solute power to require the grantee
to sell and deliver electric current in
any nnd all sections of the city of
Richmond, and the construction of the
distribution system necessary there?
for, whenever and to whatever extent
the said Council shall deem reason?
able nnd necessary."
The section provides further that
construction on any such distribution
system shall begin within three
months and be completed within six
months after date of such require?
ment. A clause providing that the
rates shadd not exceed those charged
by any other public, service corpora?
tion In the same territory was upon
the suggestion of Mr. Kelley modified
by the fixing of a maximum charge of
10 cents per kilowatt hour?the top
rate of the Virginia Railway and
Must Complete in Twelve Months.
In the face of vigorous opposition
by Attorney Henry W. Anderson, for
the Virginia Railway and Power Com?
pany, the committee adopted the Kel?
ley substitute for subsection 1 of sec?
tion 8, mak'ng U compulsory upon
the new company to have completed
within twelvo months from the final
approval of the ordinance, machinery
for the generation of light and power.
("continued on Eighth Pago.)
LOW PARES TO BALTIMORE,
via York Illver Line,
account Democratic National Conven?
tion. A delightful water trip to -and
from the convention city. Tickets and
tftatnrooms at City Office, 907 'Bast Main
GO IN TO BATTLE
Taft Men and Roosevelt
Men Buoyed Up
MAY BE FRIGHTFUL
Something Must Give Way, but
"It May Be Nothing More Seri?
ous Than Colonel's Vocabu?
lary or Dixon's Temper.
Convention Horoscope as
Cast by Blythe.
BY SAMUEL C. BLYTHE.
Chicago. Ill , .June IT.?Th? Taft men
and the Roosevelt men are going Into
tho convention to-morrow morning
with each hoping
for the best ami
both fearing the
worst. Hope, hav?
ing sprung eternal
In the human
breast sin e those
When Senator Bo?
rah last cut his
hair, has extend?
ed her repertoire
end is doing dou?
ble fliptlaps In the
Suiiiuei U, ttlythc. tlon of partisan
breasts in Chi?
cago. In addition to her well-known
ami Justly celebrated springs.
Life, of course, would be a dreary
affair without hope, but political life
for Taft leaders and Roosevelt ".eaders
: without this Inspiration would be Ini
! possible The consequence is that tills
struggle, which, as all our best literary
I lights say. will hecSme h'storlc In
? the annals of our politics, has devel
] oped a line of hopes than whom the
world hns seen no superiors Lacking
definite knowledge of what will be the
out'- ome of the fight, they have all
turned to the consolation of hope, aided
and abetted by a claiming department
that works slowly and continuously
and claims everything In sight, out of
sight or however slight.
This 1? perplexing to the students of
the situation, for when it is discovered
that Senator Dlxon announces flrmo
that M" Roosevelt will have 582 votes
on the ballot that shall decide whether
Mr. Root's high tenor voice or the
clear baritone of Senator Borth shall
keynote the occasion, and Immediately
thereafter Mr. McKinley shouts to the
eager world that Mr. Taft will have
<<?"' votes at the same Instant, a hurried
computation shows thut the sum of
these is some hundred votes more than
there are In the convention, and ob?
viously leaves Mr. La Toilette, with his
stern and ro'kbound thirty-six, and
Senator Cummins, with his ten voting
&>r their favorite sons, somewhere
ouf-lde, say on the base of the I^ogan
statu,- on the lake front. Likewise It
excites the suspicion that some eminent
political managers are fibbing, to say
nothing of trying to get the pot with
a small pair.
Far he it from me to intlmite even
that either of these distinguished claim
agents is exceeding the speed limit. I
can only say. in my opinion, they think
they have this number of votes, but
which the results will show, and both of
them will be entitled to one more long,
cohesive think apiece on Tuesday.
Still. It Is well for them to keep think?
ing to the bitter end. The little detail
that the sum of their thoughts exceeds
the s*.m of the delegates Is of no con?
sequence. These are strange times,
brethren, and It may have to be ar?
ranged to put in a hundred or more ?
delegates, in ord?\ that a fully supply I
may be on hand. It certainly would,
be annoying to Senator Dlxon to find
that his 582 delegates who will stand .
forever for T. R. shrinking In number
before hi* very eyes, and the huin'll- I
atlon of Mr. McKinley would be har- |
rowing to see if he should observe his j
bunch of 578 falling from view and 1
rounding up the 500 mark. Perhaps!
they have increased the size of the 1
convention, a most ingenuous manner
of proving their prophecies. But that!
remains to be seen.
What Monday developed in tho way of >
the greatest interest was the gradual ,
unfolding of the plan of campaign.
Briefly stated, the plan of campaign Is (
this: First, those pesons who came j
here expecting to participate In a love '
feast are hereby warned that :he ad- 1
vance notices from both sides announce !
battle, rpurder and sudden death. As !
far as can he learned, Victor Rosewater
Intends to open the proceeOfhgs ;
mildly. Possessed of a well modulated !
voice '>f pleasing timbre, it is his inten?
tion to step forward precisely at noon j
on Tuesday, and after rapping three j
times with his gavel, say ; "Gentlemen"!
That, it Is understood. Is about as far |
as Mr. Rosewater will advance along'
If reports are, to be believed, the riot j
will start at thai* moment, and In flf
ti?en minutes the fighting will be gen- j
er.il along the front. No man can tell, '
it is said, what will happen. One pro- |
mitigation is that Cilonel Roosevelt,
having brought his trusty axe from
Oyster Bay. will aippea.r on the scene
and chop a few seoilone out of the
lion. William Barne-s, of New York,
while the other side has put it In c!r
latlon that the ferocious Murray Cra-m?
will climb aboard the Hon. William
Fllnn and lacerate him In full view of |
all those who are on the spot.
Be all this a* lit may. the fact Is.
there is not a eoad of ma..ll left In Chl
&'go, and various statesmen nnd pa?
triots have r*nt?d helmets from the
gallamt lire laddies In ord'er to protect
the most useless portions of their anat?
The aippeara.r.00 of Colonel Rooasw-lt,
.Continued on Eighth Page,)^
ROOSEVELT LEADERS WILL FIGHT TO LAST,
EXHAUSTING THEIR POLITICAL MACHINERY
BEFORE DESPERATELY RESORTING TO BOLT
Theodore Roosevelt, centre of turmoil In Chicago.
?Copyright by Pan! Thompson.)
Commissioners Direct Major
Werner to Begin New and Vig?
orous Crusade To-Day.
WILL ACT UNDER STATE LAW
Motor Car Drivers Who Are
Convicted Hereafter Can Be
Sent to Jail.
Instructions will bo Issued this
morning by Chief of Police Werner tol
officers to arrest all persons driving!
automobiles or motorcycles above the.
speed limit, instead of merely sum-l
monlng them to Police Court. Major
Werner was directed to take this step
at a meeting of the Beard of Police
Commissioners held la*t night.
This action by the board was
brought about by the frequent viola
lions of the ordinancs by motorists.
I nder the city code they cannot be
1 laced under arrest, but under State
statute they can. and it is under th'3
law that the commissioners acted.
According to the ordinance speed?
ers may be fined only for violations.
:>ut ' according to the State law they
may be fined, placed in Jail, or both,
to Stop There.
It Is not the intention of the com?
missioners to stop with this action In
?heir efforts to put an end to fast drlv
'ng within the city Urn.is. An ordin?
ance amending the pr?raent law gov?
erning the operation of motor cars|
and requiring an examination of all
persons desiring to drive cars orl
motorcycles will be recommended to;
:he City Council for adoption.
If the amended law is passed every!
person driving a motor-propelled ve-|
hide will be required to pass an ex-j
?mtnatlon to be prescribed by the Po?
lice Board and secure from the Chief
of Police a license and badge, which I
must be worn at all fines In a con-j
spicuous place. The number of the
Vorige and permit will be registered
at police headquarters. Every person!
obtaining a badge, and permit must
pay ?2. and all fees collected underj
this provision, after the necessary ex?
pense payment, will he turned over
to the Police Benevolent Association.
The last provision is Intended to
I make officers more alert In capturing
j violators of the speed laws.
\ew Ordinance Framed.
The ordinance.as It will be present?
ed to the Council, Is as follows:
Be it ordained by the Council of the
city of Richmond:
1. That subsection 2 of section
1 of an ordinance approved July 2S.
1005, entitled "An ordinance to reg?
ulate the running of automobiles, lo?
comobiles and other vehicles and eon
(.Continued on Eighth Page.)
PLANS LAID FOR
BOLT AI GO-OFF
Drastic Measures Are Adopted
at Meeting of Roosevelt
?SITUATION IS CHANGED
Nothing) Less Than 540 of Un
contested Delegates Will Be
I Chicago, June 18.?The Rooaevelt
delegate* in caucus eurly this morulus
voted that It "???"< the neu?,, of the
fU^eetlng that nothing lens than .VI0 of
the unmntmtril delegatea rould lie re.
garded an n binding niajurity of (In
Republican -National ( ouveutliin. Tblli
?aa conatrued by the delegates present
aa meaning, aa one of tlicua put It, "a
bolt at the go-off.'*
The meJtlns adapted the tr*t of a
long Tflyram to President Taft a,p
peaJlng_ to him to disavow the action
of the national comitiiuteo In Its de?
feat of thu Roosevelt contests. The. j
telegram was held up after being \
given out in order to get the. approval >
! of Sehtaitor Dlxon.
The resolution in full, which was!
unanimously supported .by delfg.it. s
from nearly every Statt? which was
carried by Roosevel't, Is as follows:
"Resolved, That no election of tcm
i porary or other officers of this con
1 vention or resolution or other pro
j ccedlng shall be taken as the act of
'this convention or have any effect un
| less It shall receive on a roll call the
affirmative votes of 510 delegates'
whose seats are um ontested. nnd this
resolution shall govern and be In
I force during the temporary organ
! izatlon of this convention, and until
[the permanent organization thereof
i shall have been effected."
Th's would be a majority of the
11.0/8 delegates constituting the full
! convention. The resolution was first
I adopted by the Illinois delegation by
a vote of 57 to 1. The delegates were
frankly told by the leaders. It is said,
that they did not have enough votes
to control the convention as consti?
tuted by the national committee which
1 seated so many of the contested dele?
It was then that tho Roosevelt dele?
gates decided on this drastic action.
The midnight conference completely
changed the situation from what It
had been earlier in the evening.
Colonel Roosevelt's speech at the
Auditorium Theatre urging his follow?
ers to right "from the jump." and the
uproarious approval given hts lighting
I words outweighed the counsel of the
I more moderate members of the Uoose
. velt faction.
At a mass-meeting- of uncontested
(Continued on Ninth Pago)
People Pack Auditorium From
Stage to Topmost
?' THOUSANDS TURNED AWAY
An Enthusiastic Pandemonium
When Roosevelt Discloses
Plan of Attack.
Chicago. Ill , Juno 17.?On the eve of
the Republican National Contention
Colonel Roosevelt disclosed the line of
attack which he will make. He laid
down two principles. lie said that the
delegates whose selection he contests
must not vote in the organization of
the convention or upon the contest.-,
and made it clear that ho would resist.
He declared that no action of the con?
vention based upon the votes 3t these
"fraudulently seated delegates would lie
binding upon the Republican party."
It was at the Roosevelt rally in the
Auditorium that the ex-President made
his challenge. He was facing a cheer
ins throng which Jammed the huge
building as tightly as the tire marshal
would permit. Reaching far to the
rear, to the last line of seats and to
the top of the topmost balcony, were
solid rows of men and women, delegates
from every part of the country, Roose?
velt leaders nnd a host of privates in
the Roosevelt army. They gave tho
ex-President a mighty welcome. Col
one! Roosevelt made a fighting speech.
His hearers were in a fighting mood.
They cheered htm on and denounced his
opponents und shouted to him:'"Go at
them, Teddy!" "Knock the steam roll?
er!" "Hit them again'"
Long before Roosevelt reached the
j Auditorium every seal was taken. Out?
side tho building were thousands who
I were unable to gain admission. Two
hundred policemen held them back,
i Colonel Roosevelt was constantly In
! terrupted in his speech with storms of
I applause. He frequently departed from
his prepared speech for an extempora
! noons thrust which brought the people
i to their feet shouting and waving the
flags which were handed to eacn per?
son on entering the hall.
Made l'lgbt Fulr and Squnre.
"I made my tight square and fair in
'he open, and I won." he said, "f'donn't
intend that my opponents shall cheat
mft out of It "
The Colonel gave a new definition of
the national committee. TThe national
committee!" he exclaimed. "Who aro
they? About fifty people with the ratio
of honesty ranging from about fourteen
to twenty and t:,e remaining thirty
sure thing men!''
Colonel Roosevelt began to rail the
roll of some of his most prominent
opponents. At the lirst he mentioned
1 . (Continued on 1-ighth PatfcT) '
Battle Will Be Carried to Convention Floor and
Every Known Means of Strategy Used So
Long as He Has Chance for Victory.
IF HIS AMBITION IS DEFEATED HERE,
THEN RADICAL STEP MAY BE TAKEN
Both Warring Camps Are Counseled to Moderation,
and Result Is Day More Quiet Than Any Pre?
ceding National Convention in Years?Forces of
Both Candidates Are Nervous, and Fact Stands
Out That Neither Knows Number of Delegates
Upon Which It Can Depend When Voting Be?
gins?Their Claims Born of Hope Rather Than
Chicago, June 17.?While still claiming that Colonel Roose?
velt will control the Republican National Convention and be nomi?
nated for President on the first ballot, the Roosevelt leaders spent
to-day working out the details of their plan of attack on the Taft
program as outlined last night.
There was no talk of "stampede" among the Taft forces to
Jay. The President's adherents asserted positively that their con?
trol of the convention through the delegates seated by the national
[committee could not be menaced by the strategy of the Roosevelt
I Moderation was counseled in the two warring camps through?
out the day, and had its effect. There were occasional flashes of
j fire and charges of "theft" and "fraud" from the Roosevelt forces,
offset bv charges of ''bribery" and "corruption"' from the Taft
headquarters, but it was everywhere agreed that the day had been
one of the quietest preceding a convention in years.
Taft Council of War Is Continued.
To-night, the Taft leaders were continuing a council of war
begun early in the day, while the Roosevelt people were whoopjng
things.up at a remarkable mass-meeting in th Auditorium Theatre,
where Colonel Roosevelt addressed a cheering mass of humanity.
The doors of the theatre had been besieged for hours before they
were opened, and it seemed that half the police force of Chicago had
been thrown about the approaches to the building.
Uncertainty as to the result of the convention was as prevalent
to-night as at any time since the national Republican forces began
their invasion of Chicago, and neither the Taft nor the Roosevelt
headquarters was certain as to the number of delegates they could
depend upon with any degree of confidence. The final claims and
figures put out?each side claiming a clear majority?were thos.e
of hope rather than conviction.
One thing appeared certain to-night, that if there is to be a
bolt, it is a long way oft, and will only come after every expedient
of strategy and resourceful fighters. The element among the Roose
trained and rcsourcefu Ifighters. The clement among the Roose?
velt supporters who counseled moderation among their associates
had the satisfaction of apparently defeating the plan to force a mo?
tion for the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt the moment Acting
Chairman Rosewater should refuse to entertain the proposition of
submitting to the convention a Roosevelt list of delegates for the
list reported by the national committee.
Roosevelt Leaders Will Fight to the End.
Although Colonel Roosevelt in his speech at the Auditorium
came as close to suggesting a possible bolt as at any time during
his campaign, it had been tentatively decided by the Roosevelt lead?
ers to fight to the end through all of the political machinery chan?
nels open to them before taking any radical step.
Colonel Roosevelt asserted that the men "fraudulently put
upon the temporary roll by the dishonest action of the majority of '
the national committee must not be allowed to vote on their own
cases, or to vote on one another's" Then he added: "It is the duty
of ail the honest members of the convention to fight that action from
the moment the convention assembles. It is our duty to the rank
and file of. the Republican party, it is our duty to the people of this
country, to insist that no action of the convention which is based
upon the votes of these fraudulently seated delegates binds the Re?
publican party, or imposes any obligation upon any Republican."
This outline of the Roosevelt campaign, coming from the Col?
onel himself, served to set at rest all doubt as to a change of pro?
gram from that decided upon at a conference of the Roosevelt
leaders last night?"to fight from the drop of the hat."
The Roosevelt leaders are going to attempt from the very start
to-morrow to appeal their cases to the convention itself minus the
contested delegates seated by the national committee. The Taft
forces, in control of the machinery of the big gathering, arc going
to insist that the proceedings shall move strictly according to pre?
cedent, and that each motion shall stand the test of political ma?
Both Political Camps Are Nervous.
On the eve ??f the convention both sides plainly were nervous.
It was difficult enough for them to reach any sort of conclusion as
to how the delegates finally would line tip on the question of the
nomination, and next to impossible to determine just what dele?
gates or delegations could be depended upon to put through the
preliminary program. Some of the delegates instructed for Colonel
Roosevelt, it was known, would not support all of the move* made
by his steering comm'ttce on the convention floor, while it ap?
peared equally true that many of the delegates instructed for Taft
;or President did not feel obligated to support his managers on
any other question. These, facts threw an element of doubt into
the situation and gave to every prospective move in the convention
an uncertainty unknown in recent years in the Republican party.
The Roosevelt plan to-night stood fully revealed and but
slightly changed from the tentative program approved last night,
it is to force a roll call at the earliest opportunity on the proposition
to "purge" the convention of the delegates "fraudulently seated by
the national committee." Tailing in this, the Roosevelt people will
submit to a temporary organization of the convention and then
carry their fight before the committee on credentials,
(Continued on Eighth rage.)