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OF DEMOCRATS
ARE DISSIPATED
Ery an 's Attitude Means
Fight at Start of
Convention.
BATTLE CENTRES
AROUND PARKER
Nebraskan Appeals to Five Can?
didates for Presidential Nomi?
nation to Assist Him in De?
feating Jurist for Temporary
Chairman, Denouncing Him
as Reactionary.
Raltlmoro. Md., June 21?Will law .1.
Bryan's telegraphio note to live candi?
dates for the presidential nomination?
Speaker Clark, Governors Wilson. Foes
and Baldwin and Mayor Gayuor?ask?
111 r them to Join hint In opposition to
the selection of Judge Alton B. Parker,
of New York, as temporary chairman
of the Democratic National Convention.
<-n the ground that he wan a conserva?
tive, dissipated tonight the faint hope
of some of the lealers hero that a light
at the opening of tho convention mtg.'.l
still be avoided.
The selection of Judge Parker yes
terdsy sounded a call to arms. and. to
ilay Mr Bryan's note caused a general
aligning of forces. To-night the na?
tional committecmen were eagorly
awaiting to near what the replies of tho
live candidates would be to the liry.m
Inquiry before making any further
moves.
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam?
many Hall, with other Tammany chief-"
tains, came over from New York to?
night and was quickly in conferences
with those national committecmen who
had voted for .ludge Darker.
??\ York for Clerk.
No d.-nlal that the lea lets of the
movement for Speaker Clark's nomina?
tion had Joined with the Parkor forces
Was forthcoming during the day, and
it was generally accepted as a fact.
This alliance, it was reported, would
result in New York's ninety votes be?
ing cast for Clark for the nomination.
National cnmmltteemen standing by I
Parker openly declared that Bryan
would to defeated In the national com?
mittee even if he accepted .,. proxy
from some commlticeman and appeared
in opposition to Judge Parker.
Representative Henry, from Texas,
Mho was regarded as the Wilson ?an
dldate for temporary chairman, to?
night came out with a declaration that
the progressives cannot and Will not
agree to the selection of Judge rarker.
a known reactionary, for temporary
? halrmati to preside over a convention
in which a very large majority of the
I? egates ara genuinely progressive.
"We Will not support Judge Parker,
but fight his selection before the full
committee and If necessary oarry tho
? onteSt Into the convention. It may be
stated as a certainty that an over?
whelming progressive majority will not
tolerate a reactionary making 'lie key
note Bpeech after he and those agree?
ing with him have lost In the primaries
and conventions. Mr. Bryan Is right,
and I shall be found lighting In the
front with him."
There was no end of conferences to?
day between the various eommlttecrnen
t" d's:'isf tlie situation and prepare tho
i laus for a fight. Former National
Chairman Tnomas Taggart. of Indiana.
? o lared for harmony and hoped that
everything could be nettled satisfac?
torily. To his frlneds he said:
"We voted for Judge Parker with no
intent to affront Mr. Bryan or any man.
Mr Parker is a good Democrat, a for?
mer nominee of the party, and has al?
ways bene loyal. He stumped the coun?
try for Mr. Bryan from Maine to Cal?
ifornia four years ago and paid his own
expenses. Wc had hoped that the pres?
ent rarty harmony would be main?
tained and r.o'onn would disturb It"
McOraw < alls It t'nfalr.
John T. McGraw, national committee
man from West Virginia, said that the
putting of the temporary chairmanship
up to the candidate was not fair. "What
? oilld Speaker Clark say?" asked Mr.
McGraw. "What could Governor Wil?
son say? Just what he said before,
that be had no candidate for tempo
tary chairman and that any fair man
would suit him."
Judge. Hudspeth, national committee
man from New Jersey, sail Governor
Wilson had no candidate and that any
fair-minded man was agreeable to him.
.ludge. Hudspeth said he had hoped that
the convention would designate a pro?
gressive man to represent the spirit of
the country.
ludge Parker's friends kept in close
touch with the progress r.f affairs
throughout the day and declared that
there wns no doubt that the fight had
come with Mr. Bryan and that tie would
bp beaten.
lust ?hat the attitude of the South?
ern delegates would be over tho fact
that Mr. Bryan did not send his note to
Representative Oscar t'nderwood. a
presidential candidate of Alabama,
cause.1 much speculation to-night
among the leaders. Fnderwoorf's can?
didacy Is favored by several Southern
delegations, and their rauc.uses here ar*
awaited with Interest.
National committecmen favorable to
Governor Wilson's candidacy said that
they were positive that Speaker Clark
and his friends had joined with the
Parker people, but confidently assert?
ed that Mr. Clark could not swing the
delegates with him when it came to
an open light on the floor of the con?
vention between what Mr. Bryan has
called reactionaries and progressives.
Bryan's Appeal.
Chicago. Juno 21.?William J.
Bryan, when informed of Judge Park?
er's acceptance, said ho had dot hing
Id add to his former statement to-day
when lie telegraphed to live of tho
prenldential candidates appealing to
theo- to Join in preventing the elec?
tion of Judge Parker as temporary
?T (Continued on Eighth Page.)
SUNDAY MORNING
MAY SEE FINISH
OE CONVENTION
Republican Leaders
Hope to Nominate
by That Time.
CONDITION IS
UNPRECEDENTED j
This Will Be Fifth Day and Per?
manent Organization Has Not
Been Effected?Taft Vic
| tories Continue, and Roose?
velt Forces Show No
Signs of Bolting.
Chicago. 111. June 21.? The Taftj
tor c !n the Republican National Con- j
ventlon to-day further demonstrated.,
[their control of that body. The con-I
ventlon took up piecemeal the contests !
j from many States, and in each instance !
j the Taft delegate! were declared entl- J
tied to their seats by majorities rang- I
Inst from a high-water Tuft vote of;
COS to 1C1 to a narrow margin of 54.'
to 629. The latter vote was In the Cal- j
Ifornla ? ase. in which the convention
rules for selection of delegates by con
gresslonal districts came Into conflict
with the .state primary law providing
for a State-wide vote on "all delegates.
Thrnutth the technicality the Taft forces
claimed the two delegates from the
Fourth District. The case was bitterly!
fought, and the voting was followed .
wiih the greatest Interest, especially
when it was Keen that the Taft peoplu .
were losing many of th?, delegates that!
had been with them In other contests. (
Despite the fact that the fcoosevolt
people were defeated In all their tights
to-day, there was no Indication of a]
bolt. Some of the Roosevelt leaders
had fcai.-d that the Calif ornlans might
tike matters into their own h.mds and
fall to observe the Roosevelt program I
of sitting through the convention to the'
end and then possibly taking independ?
ent action. But their fears proved
giounlless.
When adjournment was taken to.night '
until 10 o'ctock to-morrow morning tho i
Texas and Washington contest cases;
still remained to be dealt with, and
there was likelihood of more bitterness!
between the opposing forces.
Mrs Theodore Roosevelt watched to?
day's proceedings fron, the galleries
for several hours. After the test vote
on California and the victory of the
Taft forces In this right the left the
building.
To-morrow the convention enters its|
fifth day and still is proceeding under j
temporary organization, a condition j
unprecedented in the history of the
party. The leaders are going at their
task In earnest to-morrow, and al?
though many doubt their Inability to]
do so. are going to try to get through |
with the nominations and everything!
else before adjourning early Sunday!
morning
Meet Third Oefeat.
The Roosevelt forces met their third
defeat in the Republican National
Convention this afternoon.
By a vote of yeas 569 to 499 noes,
the convention voted to tabl.- a reso- !
lut<on of Governor Hadley which j
would have prevented any of the con?
tested delegates voting on any of the '?
cases reported by the credentials com?
mittee.
The first vote of the convention
i.oot's election was 5",S to 502.
Tne second, on Hartley's original
proposition to the same effect was
SC4 to 510.
With the announcement of the re
sup, of the first roll call it was de?
clared that the Roosevelt forces would
"go stra'ght down the line" fighting
every case, and demanding a roll call
on each.
The credentials committee had voted
to submit to the convention its report
on the Alabama contests. Roosevelt
members, led by Heney and Halben,
had made a vigorous attempt to de?
lay this action. When the conven?
tion came to order Chairman Root
announced the first business to be the
report of the committee on cre?
dentials.
The report recommended the seat
li er of the Taft delegates In the Ninth
Alabama District and sustained the
national committee.
R. R. McCormlck. of Illinois, pre?
sented a minority report in favor of
the. Roosevelt contestants.
The minority statement was read. It
protested that J. C. Adams, of Arizona,
C. A. Warnke. of Texas: nnd W. C.
Dovel, of Washington: had no right to
sit In the credentials committee be- I
cause they had been seated from '
Plates whose delegates had been con?
tested. "They are unfit to sit us
judges in their own cases."
The report protested also against
the sitting on tho credentials rom
rr.'tteo of five members who had been
members of tho national committee,
because they had already passed upon
ti.o contests.
In conclusion the minority report
recommended the seating Of tho!
Roosevelt delegates from the. Ninth,
Alabama District.
When the rending had bcen conclude j
ed. Governor Hadley moved that the
minority roport favoring tho seating;
of the Roosevelt delegates bo substl- j
tuted for tlie majority. Heney. of;
California, seconded tho motion.
An unknown delegate moved to lay
the motion upon the table.
Meanwhile, Governor Hadley asked
unanimous consent for Mr. McCormlck
to read a further statement trom the
minority.
Several delegates arose, but before
a protest could be registered. Senator
Root added with a pounding of the
j gavel: "The chair hears none."
Governor Hadley ; resented a reso?
lution which would prevent a vote
on the question by any of the dele?
gates now under contest.
Walker Makes Motion.
Chairman Root announced that it
?was Robert J. Walker, a . lrglnia del
[ (Continued on Eighth Page!)
_One Little Woman Who Set Ten Thousand Persons Wild
Mri<. \V. A. Davis, uf fb|rQKo. aroanil nimm centreu the Tonn? remarkable
_demon?frationt_*t_ the I?epul>||.-nn \atl.?nnl I norention.
COLONEL'S PLANS
GROW INDEFINITE
His Name May Not Go Before Present Convention.
If He Leads Independent Ticket His Conven?
tion Will Not Be Held Until After Public Sen?
timent Has Shown There Is Demand for It. {
His Lines Shattered antl Leaders Differ as to I
What Course to Pursue.
Chicago, 111., June ?Ii Colonel Roosevelt eventually heads an Independ?
ent ticket, it seems certain to-night that th* convention which will name, him
?will be heM at a time considerably after the adjournment of the Republican
National Convention, now In session in this city. As a result of the decisive
votes of to-day's proceedings of tile convention, particularly that on the Fourth
California District contest, and after a day's sober reflection on the part of his
close friends and advisers, the plan for a continuation of the present convention,
as outlined yesterday, prsctlcslly had been abandoned.
If, furthermore. Roosevelt Is place! in nomination before the convention
now in session. It will not be of his planning or with his sanction, but the indi?
vidual action of some one of his enthusiastic supporters. These points In the
otherwise somewhat indefinite Roosevelt program were made olear to-night
by Colonel Roosevelt himself and confirmed by some of his closest advisers.
Itadlcnla Clinic to Original Plan.
Pome of Colonel Roosevelt's more radical supporters sliil cling to the belief
that it would be wise to carry out their original plan, which in effect was
stoutly to maintain that the Republican convention Is lrresular and Illegal, and
after its adjournment to proceed with an organization in the same hall and
name their ticket, with Mr. Roosevelt at its head. Colonel Roosevelt, however,
to-day refused to sanction this plan. He lid not forbid it. He still maintains
that he is bound to obey the wishes of his supporters and that he Is willing,
as he rxprcssed it yesterday in his statement, " personally to boar the respon?
sibility."
He let it be known to-day. however, that he did not regard such an idea
as entirely practicable. Should the nomination be offered .o him under such
circumstances. It is not his Intention to decline, but he believes the wiser course
would be to defer final action along such lines for a few weeks. His Idea, as
explainel to-day, is that his supporters shall return to their homes and learn
the sentiment <n their own communities, a month or six weeks later, should
i conditions warrant, his leaders from the different parts of the country will
I assemble to determine whether thcr* exists a sufficiently widespread sentiment
j to justify the creation of a n<-w party, if the decision Is in the affirmative, a
national convention will be held,
j Colonel Roosevelt said to-night he would adhere to the course which he
i has mapped out. regardless of what the Roosevelt delegates to the convention
'decide upon. He has taken a position apurt from the present struggle, with
i the idea that sr> long as the seventy-eight lelogates whom he says are his
are not seated he cannot he influenced by any act of the national convention.
If the bulk of his delegates choose to follow the course which he haB mapped
out, he expects to preserve the. present organization of his forces. If only a
handful should decide at the final count to stand with nim. his decision will not
bo influenced.
Iln* Made IDs l-'lnal I'osltlon Known.
Colonel Roosevelt's only statement to-day In regard to his position was
that he has tin.illy stated ills intentions and that there could be no change
tn them, He sail that the situ;'t ion was so unsettled Hint neither he. nor any
' other man could foresee the events of the. next few days.
j it Is Iiis confident hellef that a decided protest in every section of the coun?
try will be made when the facts In connection with the unseating of his dele?
gates become known, and that this protest will foment until It develops into a
formidable movement. Such a movement, lie behaves, will not be entirely
partisan, but will come from the plain people of all p.irties. to whom he has
made his appeal during his campaign for the Republican nomination. If he
I were to lead an Independent ticket, he said, he would carry the fight into the
South with as much vigor ns into the North, with the idea of attracting to his
standard all those who believe as he does.
Colonel Roosevelt says he needs no sympathy, and no matter what the
outcome may he. the fight, he 6ays. has been one. worth making, win or lose,
and his own position cannot be changed by the outcome.
There Is a division among the leaders as to what part of his folllowing will
stand by him to the extent of severing their ties with the party. Colonel
Roosevelt's belief, as stated by his friends, is that, although a considerable num?
ber of his leaders will feel that they cannot take the final step with him. a
majority of them will do so. Of the opinion of the mass of Roosevelt delegates
he has no knowledge. Most of them, It was pointed out, are men who have
strong personal reasons for remaining with the party, and will wish to ascer?
tain the sentiment of their supporters at home befor.n committing themselves.
(Continued on Ninth Pago.)
HERCULEAN TASK
FOR CONVENTION
Seem? Almost Impossible to
Crowd Work of Three
Days Into One.
TAFT ON FIRST BALLOT
Third Candidate Talk Dropped,
and Roosevelt Out of
Running.
Chicago, .lunc it.?Thr Republican
leaders directing the affaire of the
Republican National Convention are
going to try to-morrow to croud the
work of three days Into one. With
pe mar.int organization yet to be ef
fe-ted. with several important r^n
te.*t cases yet to be heard, with rules
to adopt, platform to he threshed out
an] nominations for President and
Vice-president to be made, the con?
vention will be called to order at 10 A.
M., and every possible effort will be
mad-- to dispose <>t' the accumulated
business before adjournment of the
session is taken.
ll seemed a foregone conclusion to?
ll"?.. . that President Tuf; would be
j rcnominated on the first ballot.
Colonel rtc.osevelt indicate,] that Iiis
i name would not be presented I ? the
? tainted convention'" if Iiis wishes
were ? followed. Talk of a compromise.
Icand'dnte, dropped two days ago,
showed no sign of revival. It was
generally believed that the delegates
: Instructed for Colonel Roojeveli would
offer hi.- name despite h's expressed
j desire
right Not tlinmlnui'il,
i he Roosevelt rorces have not
abandoned their general fight In the
convention by any means, and a hard
struggle is in prospect to-morrow
lover the Texas and Washington cc.n
] tests.
I The new rules, which the Roosevelt
people say are frame i to perpetuate
I the present system of control of a na?
tional convention, are sure to precipi?
tate a heated debate, while the plat
form may be assailed by the i?i Kol?
lette delegates as well as some of the
Progressives In the Roosevelt faction.
So It is with some trepidation that
the leaders look forward tn-nlght to
accomplishing the herculean task he
j fore them by Sunday morning
The platform makers determined to
[nicht to disregard entirely the ques?
tion of woman suffrage. A compro?
mise has been reached in committee
on tariff, the platform declaring the
tariff to be a matter for consideration
and recommendation by tho tariff
board.
Justice Hughes. of the United
States Supreme Court, evidently dis- j
turbed by the prominence given his
name in talk of a oompromlse candl- j
date several days ago. har. sent two |
telegrams to Senator Root, couched In
moat positive terms, to the effect that
his name must not be considered under
any circumstances for the presidential
nomination, that if he were nominated
he would be under the cmftarrassing
necessity of declining the honor, so
that the convention would have to
(Continued on Ninth Page.>
FRANCHISE FORCED
THROUGH COUNCIL
BY VOTE OF 29 TO 7
Henry Anderson Issues
Sensational Statement
in Regard to Council
man Cease.
QUOTES HIM AS
TRYING TO HOLD
UP BOTH SIDES
Rising to Point of Personal
Privilege. Accused Councilman
Denies Charge Printed by Vir?
ginia Railway and Power Com?
pany, and Gives His Version
of Conversation With Thomas j
P. Bryan?Admits He Tried to
Get Price on New Company's"'
Stock ? Anderson Declares'
Cease Said He Wanted Big
Commission for Arranging
Deal. I
Coming .is a highly Interesting fei? i
ture of tlie granting 01 the franchise j
to the Richmond and Henrlco Railway j
Company by the Common Council last |
night Is the part ptayca" by George i
M. Cease, a member of Lie expiring;
Council from old Mo-.iroe Ward, who
voted for the ordinance. He la
charged with having tried to con
' duct negotiations for the sale of t'.i?
Richmond and Hci. .co properties to
the Virginia Railway and Power Com
1 pany, and Is quoted as Having sale",
that he "hoped to make a big coin
j mission by holding up both sides."" j
Henry W Anderson, of counsel for tho '
Virginia Railway and Power Compa?
ny, Is sponsor for tltt lat'.ca state?
ment. .
in tho Council meeting last night.
Mr. Cease explained h - position, tell?
ing Of a conversaton with Thomas P.
Bryan, In winch a possible purchase
was discussed. He denied that he
ever 'secured a price from the Rich?
mond and Henrlco, ahY suld. in fact,
that he could secure no information
fi oui inai concern.
Company Makm t burse.
In an advertisement published yes?
terday afternoon, tho Virginia Rail?
way and Power Cv.-.pany macte tnis
assertion:
"During the const: tlon of the
Richmond and Henrlco Railway and
Unce that ttuie .uifturentl interests
: in tills propert;. have beep, approacned!
! on u number of occasions by person* ,
j claiming to be authorized to spe.uk I
for the Richmond and Henrlco Inter- j
j ests with a view to negotiating a saie |
i of the property to us. The prcc sub- |
gottcd l as always been excessive, audi
j the suggestion hue uoen declined
"Witiltu the past two Wee.sa two'.
I of tho representatives of tnis com-J
j pany have been separately approached j
j by gentlemen of this <. ty?one ot i
them a member of the city Council
I asking for this .special meeting and;
j the other formerly IntertJtod m t"e'
; Henrlco company?to ..now if we
would purchase this. propert?/. One1
of these gentlemen stated that he had
; talked with Mr. I'orb. on the sub?
ject. Tile matter was discussed, but
? tJiv price '..iigg-ste.l was excessive,
i tnd this compan) declined to consld
i er it at that price."
'or. Cease Explains.
Rising to a ijuestioil Of personal [
privilege .;i tue meeting of the com-1
I mon Council last night, Mr. Cease said; ?
About six IVeeKh ago I was in tin-,
' office oi Tnomas t'. Bryan, The fron-I
; rhlse was mentioned; and Mr. Brysn
Isold it was only a matter of lime
v lien on< company would nuvo to buy
out th- other; lint two could not exist, i
"' 'Then whs do you not buy?" I ilfck- I
ed Mr. Bryan, tie said they would buy:
???\Vlli in. Virginia Railway und;
Power companj buj the Richmond and
Henrlco [tanway Company?" I asked.
At it price," replied Mr. Bryan.
; "'Has It been ofterodv' was my next
I i|uesi ion.
i Mr. Bryan replied that, he would
i not sav 'that it had. Il<- did not say i
I that it had not.
rrted IO Make Deal.
1 "Then I got busy to see If it could I
be bought, I could not get a price, and
icould not even get information. The,
! licsl evidence of this Is that I never
I went back tb Mr Bryan's office or
I to nnybod} connected with the Vir-'
[gl ff la Raliwaj and power Company. I
] bad not. and hav. never had. unj ln
? lormtlllOll which would prompt or
?allow me to say to the Virginia Rail?
way mill Power Company or to any- i
bony els.- that I could sell the stock !
'of the Richmond anil Henrlco. or any
'part of It, at any price I only took;
I the matter up becHtlsi Mr. Bryan sug
gesied it." ,
??Hold I p Both Sides."
; The following statement n.is made j
later by Henry W. Anderson, wh.i bad:
heard M?*. lease's ? xpluhatlon:
I The Ktalemi-ul li> the bulletin imh
IlHhetl llilw afternoon referred to Vr.
I Cense null was made mi the uuthority
? of Mr. Tboiiiuh l'. Brytn. tbout two!
weeks ago Mr, llryitn Mated to me i
Hint Mr. Oust lind come to him. be i
I being ?n attorney for the Virginia j
I Hollivn> und Power t ampasy, nml bad
'stilled /but lie It o/tsei either eon- |
(rolled it could obtain control of the ;
i entire cupltlll stock of the Henri.-o
company, und nsKed It' tve nouhl buy
! 1 lii-ni out. Mr. Br;r.ii repented the
I Matemcnt to nie iun morning, nml
:?n? present at my office v? heu I die
; luted my statement, und verified the ]
Home. Mr. Uryuu is, I uuderntund, out
of tbe city i?-nklu.
I do uot nirnn to Imply any moral
turpitude on tbe part of Mr. f'eiiae, but '
-do derm tbese facts pertinent to tbe '
Issue as to vibether the Ilenrlro peo?
ple offered to fell, and their efforts to i
coo.Iuit (he Council tbey hnd not done
SO.
Mr. tense stnteil to me tht* nftcr
nonu tbnt IiIn position hnd been mis
omiei Mood ; thin he hud never bud nny
i'onlrol of tbe stock, nod bin only ob?
ject had been to try to negotiate n
nule and make a bin; commJaalon "by
holding up both aides.**
1 HENnV U*. AXDERSOJf.
Members Refuse to Hear
City Attorney, andThen
Shut Off All Debate
Over Protest.
RAILROADED BY
METHOD NEVER
KNOWN BEFORE
Motion to Delay Hearing So
That Record Could Be Printed
Quickly Voted Down?Peti?
tion From Stockholders of Old
Company Not Permitted to Be
Read, While Richmond and
Henrico Friends in Chamber
Applaud Wildly as Vote Is
Announced ? Ordinance Read
Without Discussion, After
Which Steam Roller Was Put
to Work.
Practically without debate, and with
no cons'deration given to essential de?
tails, the Common Council last night
adopted an ordinance intended to give
to the Richmond and Henrico Rail?
way Company a Uftccn-year franchise
to use any and all of the streets of
the city for the distribution of light,
and power, and for the extension of
its stree t car system. The tlnal voto
was to 7.
Methods were used at which Victor
Rosewater and William Barnes, Jr.,
might turn green with envy. The
ordinance wan adopted, at a upcclul
meeting, called at the instance of of?
ficials of the company which is to
benefit by the franchise. Members of
many years experience said that never
beful'O had they seen a franchise voted
or. at the first meeting to w.hich 't
was teported from the committee.
The Council refused to give thirty
minutes to representat'ves of each
s'de for dlscuseloi,, in the face of a
petition signed by Richmond stock?
holders or the Virginia Railway and
..? ver Company, representing $4,230,
000 of invested capital ami leading
c.v zens of the community, asking tu
oe beard.
It would not even have read the
atdinance as framed by the aubcom
tnlttee of the Committee on Streets,
over which six months time and labor
had been expended.
It sent for the City Attorney early
In the meeting, members favoring the
franchise usln>.T his presenc? as an
argument against u motion to lay tn?
n,.liter on the table, until the next
icgular meeting, yet no one asked
him s question, and he might as well
nave remained at home,
j Beyond a few desultory remarks by
Mr. Powell or. the proposition to put
li matter of discounts into the ordl
nance, no member gav,. ., reason why
the ordinance should be passed, and
passed >n extraordinary session,
t it.v May Pay Bill.
So determined were nie advocates
uf the franchise to force a vot* last
night that they passed .-. paper which,
as pointed out by Mr. Pollock, is ao
ill-considered and so loosely drawn
chat It provides no uojiu insuring;
that the company which secures the
franchise will remove its property
froni the dry's streets ai the expira?
tion of the time limit. Lt may defy
the city and make Uie municipality
pay for the remnants of Its business
career.
Competition of the sort contemplat?
ed, under existing conditions in Rich?
mond, said Councilman Cllbert K. P?l?
ich, in explaining his negatve vote,
is a* fallacy. He asserted bis bellet
that Richmond is enjoying electric
light cheaper than In any other city
of Its size, and that trie service ren?
dered is second to none.
"Where regulation n be had," ho
said, "competition is a mistake. There
are members here voting on a matter
which they have never really consid?
ered. They have sent for the City At?
torney and nave not asked Ulm &
question "
Result of Holl Call.
The final vote on tue adoption oC
the ordinance was as follows;
Ayes?Batklns, Blnke. Boshen. Bow
uinn. Brown, Burke, Bui|sr, Cease,'
till), lluddpn. Hlrsckberg, llonsou. Hu?
tier, Jones, I.uinsdrn. Pollurd. Powell.
Potters, J- C.t Powers, .lohn T.| Ilnt
c-llffe. Heede, lllcbn de. Scaton, *eti?b,
Sti'llvan. t'mlaiif. lVe*tnn, Wiltshire,
\\ urkmon?-0.
,\oc??Ferg,i?nst?u. filler, MlUer,
Mills, Pinner, Pollock. \ onderlehr?
Absen!?Bradley, Peier?, IUcbard
Kim, llouers?4.
Music In tin- Parks.
Before the Council adjourned, it
suspended the rule* and passed an
ordinance appropriating $3,000 for
music in the parks fo the remainder
of l.'.e senson. The amount Is to be
expended under the direction of tho
. omni it tee >ui Public Grounds and
Buildings. The voto was. Ayes, 30;
noes, s
Councilman II R Pollard. Ir., pre?
sided in tile absence oi President R.
I.e^ Peters The leport of the Com?
mittee, on Streets concerning the ordi?
nance was made the order of busine-""1.
Mr Mi'.ls moved that the report and
ordinance bo laid on the table until
the next regular meeting of the body.
He thought the members unprepared
t vote.
'This Council.'' he said. ought to
adopt its own franchise, such i fran?
chise as it desires to sell for the bene?
fit of" the. people of tho city, rather
than one prepared and advo Jtod by
an interested corporation"
Maul Original Printed.
Mr. Pollock wanted to amend hy>
having the ordinance printed, along
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