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BICHMOND, VA., TET?BSDAY, JANUARY 2, L91&
IHK. HIHTIIKR TO-1? \V_K?lr. PRICE TWO CENTS.
WOULD 60 AFOOT
BUT FOR CROWDS
Wilson Wishes to Walk
From White House
Has Impressed on Members'of
? Cornmittee His Desires for
Unostentatious Inauguration. 1
Martin and Underwood Con?
fer About Plans for Re?
mainder of Session.
fin.i ?'r.f.. H, j_ January 1.?Cover-!
nor Woodt<.-.\ Wilson intimated to-!
niktit that if it wer? possible be would
like to go afoot between the White
Ho'ise and I'apitol when he taken the
oath of oftV-e as president of UM
I'nlted States. 11. realizes.* however,
that the . rowds would make it itnpos-,
albla. I-fT. .? sonian simplv lty. the kiti'l ,
that the preeid nt-.tide*, would like to
emulate, he remarked, consisted not
? ?f a hoiseh... k lit).-, 00 some historians
have chronicled it. but merely an uri- i
ostentatious walk down Pennsylvania
Avenue In the company of a few clt-I
"Tl ? story that Jefferson rode on
io.rs. '..?. k to th> capitol and hitched
his horse to a post wh'Je he ?ent la
to take the oath of office, isn't true.';
Mid UM ?iov. tnor.
lie was told t lot uafarMI S .Izer
had walked to the capitol at A.han>
aft Wilsori spok. approvingly of this.
H. was asked If he had made any
plan? for his own inauguration in this
"I had not thoueht out th.- method
at all.'- he said. I hay- ?imply sat
?ti.,| tnv-eif wit: Inipress'nsr the gen?
tlemen on the laiaiaTfliial committee
with the desire to ha v.- the Ir.augura-.
tlon as simple possible"
The president-el. ct was .| estioned
as to whether ha tl.oui.-ht it would be;
r:ii added conveni.-n ?? to members ofi
i 'ongri-se to know just how soon afte: ,
the closing of the present session ofj
1 ongress t ?? > would have to reassem-j
hie for an extra session He lnd1.-j
it..I tiial MM of th- very hrst acts'
of his administration would be to an
?o.'ince the dat.- of ?h- new session i
<'.?ngr'*s wir b< in session until
. Ii I an? way. ' ho said, ''and there
ill not be much of an Interval be
lay am that day and the extra session "
Th- President-elect, it is said, w'll
0 to Washington March ..'. spending!
he night at a hotel near the White.
1 Mae. Ba said to-day that while het
id not be.-n able to yiait many of
government buildings erected In
cent years, he believed he would not
t much time for sightseeing."
The Governor took a Inn? walk early!
day. It was hVs first since he be-j
ne 111. and marked his return to.'
mal health. Ho wore no overcoat.)
put on a heavy sweater, and I
dged through the m ?! vigorously
lany cablegrams and telegrams from j
nds came wishing t'..- Wilsons a]
ippy New Year.'" Jacob Gould]
.lurman. 1'nite.l States Minister toi
e. cabled his greetings from j
Mmipiai: Out Plans.
-i.ington. January L?Reprpsen- i
I ici. rwood and Senator Martin,
locratie leaders. respectively, of j
llous. and Senate, had a confer- j
? to-day over the plans for Perm
i tic tariff revision and for legis
Ml work during th?- halan-?? of the)
rt session that reopens to-morrow. ;
definite plan of action for the pres- ;
session was agreed on. but the
nocratic lenders dismissed in detail
?sident-eleet Wilson's tariff views is
lined to Mi I'nderwood at Trenton j
loth houses will confront crowded
?grains wnen they re<onvene at noon 1
] morrow. In the congestion of legis
(ion. investigation, hearings and the j
' -hbaid Impeachment proceedings, the
,... :.iti forces wll: bring out dur
? the ne-rt few weeks the full scope i
tariff revision preparation and party '
J icanization for the special session
Vit Is to begin probablv ab?tit March)
(llepresentative l'n?Vrwood ha? not
? ussed pubilch the details of* his
tterence with President-elect Wil
l. but it is known that the general
.it >>r the tariff revision was gone
?r. In the meetings to begin this
rk of democratic members of the
a> ? and M.-ans fommtttee. the opln
M of the President-elect gri-1 the
n.-ral understanding arrived at be
? en him and Mr T'nderwood will be
iiaidered fully and an outline made
th,c various tariff revision bills that
It be pr.pai.d in advance f<,r the
."* ati s. ssi ..I
Tarlg llrarlas, VI III H.zlk.
The tat 'ff hearings will i?-gin next
? Ii.1: an! th. !arii>- volume of mall
? ? i \ % 1 fr??m manufacturers. < om?
en imI ?? K-tnixstions and consumers;
titrates a widespread Interest In the j
o.,len. cheml.-al and Iron and st- 1
? riff schedules Scores of men repre- '
nting th. prodit. ma and manufae- 1
irlng interests of the lountry are ex-j
H ted lei alve their tariff views to the
>"ays ami Means CoBimillee.
The mon.y trust Investigation, the!
it Iff iieailngs. and other important;
itte. wo-k .ii will be addej
?I the pressure in. iilenl to setting tbe ,
ig appropi latiou bills nn.s'icl before i
March i. At an Informal I'emocrat'c
??nfcien. e lo-dsv It aas asrod ?hat?
he. appropriation bills bad made auch
?rosrres* that there probablv mil n. I
. difliciiiij ii pas... | aal or nwwM be.]
The problem .onnctad with <-ort?r
aOaii of t*i eefant Tafia appoint ?
eats will be taken up in th- Senate I
iSln soon after it reconvenes, and a |
ajontv of .?-et?? ore eaprrss I'is opfn
n ths.t a wm*m\ ?ii will at '.. nd thatl
HI aTtawr at least ?ante or the ap I
>tnimeats to be toted est Than rar|
e fx.mo. tat" base am esefull* pre
t ' orientation of all but one ?r|
~|?.ontlnucd on Ser~und Page,
sulzer takes oath
>iin|)lr ( rrrnoylrii Mark lila laau
sru ratlos \? ?.??rraor.
Albany V V.. January 1 -W'llUm
Sill/., r of S< w York was iiiaugmated
torty ? *??<..iid liovernor of tin? Kmp'rr
SlaW- a* fgr lllma-lf a liimornl, he
? ucci-eda .lohn A. Iii?, who, uputi as
Miming office two years ago. was UM
Iraj n?BStlf lalM Governor In ?ighteen
In tin- Assembly Chamber of Hat
? aiiit.'l. which was thronged ?Ith
stat. and muri official* and prominent
c.tisens. Mr Sulzer twok the formal
. ?th of office. In Ii's Inauguration
andren? ri>- promised an hontet, an
efficient, an economical, and a bunl
iiexs-Ilk. administration of public af?
Tlo- foiinal ceremonies in the As
?einhly chamber differed but little
from those of othei years, but there
was a vast difference between the
? v.-iite immediately preceding Oov' i -
?ioi Sulzer's induction into office and
inauguration on KaW Y'ear's Dm
This year at the executive's request
there was no military display, able),
lormerly hau been a feature of inau?
gural day . There a as. inst. ad. only a
-mail procession from the executive
mansion to the capltol made up of the
Im MnlteS an<t retiring Governors and
their staffs. The customary Gover?
nor's! salute of nineteen guns was
Governor-elect Sulzer adheied to bis
?ii,., in<ed determination to walk and.
?Ith Governor l>lx at his side, they
pre*.<bd to DM capitol with their
set retaries and etaffs following Cer
r laa. s, w hich had been engaged to
. onvcy the Governors and their es?
corts, tfaasai along empty.
NATAL Fs^EArTnG PORT
liriti-ta ? lesaaee !a Bringing Hod* of
\ Bsaassaeafa? Wbltrlaw Held.
MV ? port, Ji. 1 ? January L?The
liritifci . i uIs. r Natal, bearing the body
of W'hitelaw Held, late United Stat- I
ambassador to Great Britain, was th
sHreeees communication with the naval
radio station here to-night, and re?
ported tl.at she would pass the Nun
t-,. k. ? Shoais lightship about 2 P. M.
The battleships Florida and North
Dakota and the destroyers Hoe. Oray
ton. M '"ill and Pau:d:ng will meet the
Nutal off the lightship and convov
to an anchorage In the North Meet.
New York. Rear-A.lmiral Bradley A. ]
I'isk is :t. command of this squadron.
Th? radio station transmitted to |
Washington wireless messages from
Lee Natal to the naval attache of tin
British embassy. Captain Greatore. of,
the Natal, reported that the weather
was good, with a smooth sea.
?.?II M Meet < raiser.
Ww Y'ork. January L?Six I'nited 1
States v.armiph sailed to-day for the
BtBfloa off the Nantuckct Shoals Ugi.t
ship. where they will meet the Rrltlsh
riuieer Natal, bringing home the body
Of Whiteia? Reid. Amerlesn ambas?
sador to Great Britain
At taWM A. M.. when the squadron
weighed anchor, the Natal had not yet
been reported at any of the wireless
stations on the Atlantic Cosst. but '
since the run to Nantucket would take
about ten hours. Rear Admiral B. A.
Fiske. the commander, derided to start
for the rendezvous t!ii? morning, am:,
if necessary, cruise off t?ie lightship
until the British rrulfr appears.
fighting white plague
< am|>algn During PaM War < oat Near?
New Y'ork. January 1? Almost |U.-:
OOo..) was spent in the anti-tubercu?
losis campaign in the I'nited States fnj
1S?. the total showing an Increase u'. ?
nearlv It..=100.000. or 2* per cent, over
These figures are given in rite f.,urth j
annual statistical statement of expen- i
dif.ires in this movement, issued to-'
day by the National Assoclati >n for the
Study and Prevention of Tjberru.o-ir
Of th'a year's expenditures ee.i per:
cent came from Federal.' State, count'."
er municipal funds.
N. w Y ork heads the list of 5??atea fea
? vpenditures with a total of fftlflLflf' i
Pennsylvania standing aecond with
IL119.S27, Massachusetts la third, wi'h;
$: :i9. and Colorado fourth, with'
I1.105.;;0. Only $35.;on of Co?>rados
expendit ire wa.? of pubMe funds.
Massachusetts's public money contri?
butions a-ere o\e- |I.SAO.?)?!): Pennsyl?
vania's more than Jl.SSo.OO". and New
Y'ork's nearly H.?<>o.00fl.
Ill'jiots the fifth Stste. ?pent a total
of I:? :?">. 17". of which $s,;3.eta pi
taxicab service tied up ;
?Hevea SO nm Mrlkr aad Ioadwaera
London. January 1?An almost com?
plete tie-up of taxicab service in Lon- '
don waa effe. ted to-dav when the
drivers went on strike It was esti?
mated that s.ooo taxicab* stood Idle In '
their garages, the only tazles running
being the fea owned by individual
The trotinb is '.arg>-ly due to the In .
abilitw of the companies, as they claim j
to make the taxl^ah bu?lness profit- j
able. When the vehicles 'ir5t appeared
the larger i-mpanifS reaped a arreat |
harvest of profits hut latelv few of ,
the compmies have been able to pay
dividends On th? ?the- hand trie ,
drOer* claim that they are unable to
make a living under the agreement,
and that they furnish their own jvtr,,i
rebels cut wires
lie, trie Paw er i. (ml <t|f Fraaa ? Ity
Mexico city. Janes ry 1.?Re be in rat-i
ting high power transniiasion wires,
l.?^we.-n the River Navaxa and th'a
city to-day is reported to have been
tue cause of the shutting off of electrI.
oower here for seversi hours The
mj\ <?? are reported cut about thirty
? ?..lies from here. Street cars ware
stopped here for some tune, but late
;o-dsy a partial aervlce was resumed
fire at p*rinceton
Historie lie leader Mall I? H.a.. I>aa?.
aaed at ?laaeea.
rrip.etoi?, N J Janaeri :.?Ales
anSrr Hall, the main building of the
Princeton Theological Stminary, and
the first strietare to be erected in
the i'nited Slate, by the Presbv teftan
for the education of slit. ,..
intended far tS> ministry, was Sasn
ag'd by fir* te-**ay. Tke rn:tre
fourth floor was destroyed and the
re?t nr, the huDdtng suffered from
water The lose, which la ??tlmal.d
at II&.?*?. le ceaered by ineursnce. '
Finally Capitulate to
Majority of Their
BROUGHT TO KNEES
BY THREAT OF WAR
Agrees to Give Up Practically
All of European Empire,
Leaving Fate of Adrianople
to Be Settled Later by
Porte and Bul?
I *Lot>1on. January 1.?After their pro- 1
traded diplomat!* skirmishing, the
Turks finally capitulated to * majority
of the demands of the Balkan allies
at to-day's session of the Turkish
Balkan peace c-nferonce in St. James
Palace. They agreed to cede practi?
cally the ?hole of the Ottoman Um?
pire's K tiro p?-ar. dominions except
Adrianople and the territory between
it and Constantinople to the victorious
but traditionally d'-spised neighbors.
The terms the Turkish Jelegates pre?
sented to the conference as a counter
proposition to the demands of the allies
The rectification of the Turko-Bui
Ediian frontier by making the bound- '.
ary west of the line now occupied by '
the troops of the allies In the villayet
The question of the status of Adrian- ;
ople to be settled by Turkey and Bui- 1
The cession of the remainder of \
I'uropeati Turkey. Including Janina
and Scutari, to the allies.
The Albanian and Cretan questions I
to be solve! by the powers
The Aegean Islands to remain Tur- j
The announcement of these terms
was wrung from the Ottoman dele?
gates with the great.*' difficulty. They
came only after Rechad Pasha had re?
iterated Turkey's desire to shift re?
sponsibility for adjudii atlng all the
v-tal questions to the great powegt and
the representatives of the allies Imd
regietered their unchangeable objec?
tions to such a course and plainly had
given the Turks to understand that
the failure of th* Ottoman delegate*
to embark upon serious negotiators
would mean a resumption of hostill
Meeting Is Momentous.
To-day's sitting was the most mo?
mentous and exciting since the begin?
ning of the conference. The Greek
Premier. M. Venlzelos. presided, and
invited Rechad Pasha to present the
Turkish counter-proposais. as the
Turks laat Monday had agreed to do
Rechad said his interpretation of the
? adiy transmitted telegrams at Dm
:i. week had been correct: his gov
? rraatat proposing to submit all ques
i ons at issue, except Adrianople. to
rettlement by the powers This caused
an outburst of indignation, which K.
Venizelos aas hardly a>3le to put dot* n
.-? v. ra! of the delegates shouted that
it. was not dignified to turn such vital,
matters into a Joke, while others ob- :
.- rved tiiat they had not come all the
way to London and remained here for
three weeks tu hear a proposition ad?
vanced which might have been made
at the time the armistice was signed.
When relative calm was restored. M
V. a zelos. 1?;-. S Daneff. leader of the'
llulcarlan delegation. M Novakovltch.
B rTiM, and M Miyuskovitch. Mont'-;
re-rrin. each for their respective coun
tr es declared they would not accept
the proposed mediation by the power?
and Insisted that the Turkish dele
pates present a practical and defined
Rechad then announced that h's in -f
struct Ions contained another alterna-j
tive. and required time to formulate It,1
After a short recess. Rechad stated
that Turkey, desiring to give tangible
rroof of her love for pe?ce. in defer- :
< nee to advice received from the pow
? rs. was rridy to make th?- maximum
? >f possible concessions to the allies by :
granting a rectification of the fron
l era. ceding the territories westward
of the line occupied by the allies inj
th' villayet of Adrianople !o lb'-m
M. Paneff said It would be impos-|
sinl" for Bulgaria to renounce her;
. laim to the possession of Adrianople
? nd he e..uld not accept such an in-,
ienntte offer. M Ven'zeloe aald the
;.. ople of Turkey must declare inde?
pendently later He sdded that the
proposed compromise should even in-'
. iude territory not yet occupied bv the'
ailles. citing as an instanc. . P.mina.
M. Miyuskdritch made a similar!
claim on behalf nf Montenegro eon-j
crrning Scutari Rechad then said the
translation o( bis contmuicatlon had
not e. r. finished, but that the first
par* of ,t naturally meant the cession
of Janina and Scutari He add-d that
th'- question of Albania and Crete
r eon Id be solved by the powers who
already had taken up the matter Sev?
eral delegates then aeaerted that this
meant Turkey's renunciation of both
Albania and Crete, but Kechad replied
the his reference did not extend to
A M - iskorltcb otse'V-d 'hat th
Turkish statement did not lend itself
to any other Interpretation the allies
taking it in that sense
Heehad. < ontlnnlng his enumeration
;h. Turkish proposals added that
the Aegean Islands should remain with
Turkey To this Ii Yen I ?.loa pro?
tested In the name of dreeee and ?l?o'
on behalf af th. other allies Finally
Rechad ended the read Ink of his roan-,
nmrilration by proposing thst Turkey
and Bulgaria treat dir.'t concerning!
?tdrtanopl' M I'aO' ff Immediately oV
? |. ared it would be Impossible to a- -
> < pt this piopoeltton saying "the Hal
Iran states were nailed en "bloc to,
? ? ??:? irwiepeSssVnee. en blor they
. . rid tie led the war and en bio.- I hey ln
'? nded to carr\ on the tie-got ist Ions and '
onclade pears- en all large or small
rieetlone thai may arise
Kechad then Inquired whether the.
? were ready to die-US* pe?. -
eCott:i ,. i r-.i?r >
Proposed Bill Adds
Cavalry and Artillery
COST IS LITTLE
Equipment to Be Issued Class A
Military Schools, With Allow?
ance for Keep of Horses.
Instructors Get Army
Bills will soon be introduced in Con?
gress vitally affecting the future of
Virginia Military Institute and the
half-dozen other military schools of
the tirst rank in th. country. They
have for their purpose nothing I"?s
than to provide an inexpensive way
?for tue government to secure men aa
the output of these institutions who
will be fit for the cavalry and field
artillery, as well as tor the infantry
It Is sa.d to be pcobable that the
Mil will be presented in the House of
}'? preventativea by Congressman .lames
Hey, of the Seventh Virginia District.
In view- of his position as chairman
of th- Committee on Military Affairs,
his parentage of such a measure would
Beam to assure Its enactment. The
intention is to push the matter In the
next Congress, the preeent session
being too short and crowded to iiermit
tt ? omplishment of the plans.
Widen "tese of I??frortIon.
The bill provides f >r the issuance,
on application, of three-Inch field artil?
lery material, not to exceed the full
equipment for a ririns battery, with
the appropriate forge and store wag?
ons, and cavalry equipment not to ex?
ceed that necessary for a iroip of not
more than fifty members. In additon
u is proposed to make an allowance
of $1". a month for each horse, not to
? l.I fifty, actually maintained for
use In c mneetion with the cavalry and
artillery instruction. Ammunjtio>i and
1 supplies, for one battery' and a
?? "op of fifty men are also to b, issu< d
This distribution Is to be made by
the Secretary of War. under regula?
tions to be prescribed by him. and is
to be limited to such military schools
at which officers of the regular army
are detailed as professors of military
science and tactics and whose students
iiavr- exhibited such proficiency in mil?
itary training and knowledge as to
have obtained the War Department
rating of "Class A. distinguished." The
Virginia Military Institute and perhaps
sev.-n other schools la the United
States would be eligible, but it is said
that in practice probably only one
other besides the Virginia school would
be In position to omply with the re- ;
quirements or would desire to do so.
\dd Cavalry aad Artillery.
The result of such a measure would
be that cadets of the Virginia Military
Institute would receive military train
bag in the cavalry and artillery service. J
in addition to the infantry, making
more jt them useful to the country in ;
the event of war. The number of j
mounted organizations would have to I
be greatly Increased at the outbreak
at hostilities, and a sufficient number 1
Si trained men for this work Is sadly '
lacking, since very few are available
for the very branches requiring the
I mgest and most costly training. It
:.? the policy of the War Department to
encourage the cavalry and field artil?
lery organizations In the organized
militia, but there are so few com?
mands that the men trained as officers
It is contemplated by the bill that
the schools will furnish their own drill
grounds.-drill !,alls. stables, gun sheds
and Jther facilities and provide at
least thirty-six horses for mounted in?
struction This cost being large, there
is a provision of ill a month for each
horse. It is eetimnted that groin j
thirty-six to fifty horses together can I
l>e' maintained f >r an average of $10.
Bad the additional allowance would go I
toward employing h >s:lers and grooms. J
paving shoeing and veterinary .barges
and for the purchas" of horses to re.
Tb? bill further provides that the
1'resident may enlist one experienced
s'igeant of field artillery and one me?
chanic as extra strength to be de?
tailed for the care of the material and
for purposes of instruction. under
rossmanat of the army ofllcers on duty.
Vhe sergeant, selected from the ar
t'Uery because he knows mounted
work as weil, would a< t aa stable ser?
geant and have charge of the hostlers. ,
.aerhafilrs would keep the material
in repair. The professor of military
tactics aad science, from the army.
:? to be allowed mounted pay. as he
roast be mounted under the new sys?
Should the standard of Instruction!
rail below the requirement the
< retary ot War may withdraw the ma
tertal aad exjeipracnt. and ?top the al
! >wance for maintenance of horses.
Friends of military schools are ear-)
nest!-, behi-.l the measure l?tter?,
l.ave b.en wiltfn by Mayor Oeorge;
\inslle. of I(Ichmood. President W'l
! am H White, ef the Richmond. Fred.
? rickshurg and Potomac Itnilroad. and
others, to aWaaveea of Conaress Cap?
tain Joeeph K Wlllard has been to
Washington and baa st-n Senator
Martin regarding the measure, enlist?
ing his no?ld. ' ' in Its hrhelf
It IS remixed Iba' the addition of each
features to the Virginia Military ln
atJtate would vastle tmr.av Its soon?,
fta aaernieess to the at eph ef the
sltate ar,d i' c ' ? ih< country In
tree* er war
IjTX Ml metr?be-^ nl the Board of
\i.,iw Crucial . ?? ? .1 Anderson.
Osasfal W. W a*,., and ''ojowl Jeewph
? ,ilo?. are heartily beMad the prvipo
Work for Bill.
traay last nartors.
Initial Meeting of Ad?
TO SUCCEED BECK
Whittct Made Chairman and
Caucus Program Carried Out.
New Officials Are Recipients
of Many Congratulations
From City Employes
In a flood of brilliant winter sun
' shin* and surrounded by congratulat?
ing friends and city official? Hlch
mm*yi ,ir*t Administrative Rosrd M
Its organization meeting at In o'clock
yesterday morning. Pity einplnvcs pre.
dominated in the audience, which aval
tlov d the capacity of the meeting
room, Basar? ?'..hn leading a large
delegation at str.-.-t clatUMNri and James
K. Dlckerson almost as large a dele?
gation from the Water r*-partmont.
both of which are now under the new
The actual proceedings, though
somewhat forma! and perfunctory,
having been reh?ars-d at various pre?
liminary -conferences, were dignified
and simple. .\ number of papers were
put in the hands of the clerk for con?
sideration at future, sessions, atid after
a meeting lasting Just forty minutes,
the board adjournt-d to this morning
at in o'clock For oomv. time after?
wards members were kept busy receiv?
Whittct Made Chairman.
Former Mayor Carlton McCarthy
rapp-d tarn b.?ard to ordtg Just at 11
j o'clock. After provision had been made,
I for a temporary clerk, the caucus pro?
gram was carried out by the election
of Robert Whlttet. Jr.. as chairman.
John Ifirsehherg. suhchalrman; W. W.
Dunford. clerk; Charba E. Shepherd,
bookkeeper, and .1. B. Puller, assistant
Election of a Building Inspector was
' the matter in which spectators were
most hiUganted, although It was known
1 that the board adhered to its action
tak?n in secret caucus In naming John
E. Butler. Of the "Big Three" who
named Mr. Hutler. Mr. Pulkes has
issued a statement admitting hie lack
'of q (rat! fl cat ions, and his having been
properly discharged as a deputy for
bad habits, but pleading that he he
! given anothfr chance. Mr. Hlrschberg
has made no defense of Mr. Butler,
who has been regarded from the first
as his candidate, and although Mr.
Whittet has repeatedly promised to
prepare a stat'TOent, he has as yet]
given no reason for electing a non?
technical man to an important teehni-j
llmlcr Made Rulldlne Inspector.
Mr. Hirschberg made the prelimi-j
nary motion to go Into an election of j
Building Inspector, which was agre-d j
to. whereupon Mr. I'olkes nominated
Mr. Butler, making no statement as to
Ma qualifications Without comment.
Mr. Beck, the retiring Building I n.- ;?? ? -
tor. placed !n nomination Marcellus E.'
Wright. Suddenly recollecting that bo
had also a candidate. Captain McCarthv
asked sonv* one for Mr Savllle's ini?
tials, and nominated Allen J. Saville.
Mr. Hirschbtirs made the only se-cond
ing speech, very briefly indorsing Mr
Butler and expressing his confldei i ?
!n him. The roll call resulted as it d.d
In the caucus?for Butler: Messrs.
Volkes. Herschberg and Whittet; for
Wright. Mr. Beck: for Saville, Captain
I rafiord Gets au More Fees.
The caucus had mamed E. W. Traf
ford as superintendent of the City
Ulectric Plant, but as an ordinance
fixing the salary of that position is
now pending before the City Council,
a formal election was deferred, the
Board by resolution engaging Mr.
TraiTord as acting superintendent at
the rate of $;.7iu per annum, in lieu
of all fee*. There was no comment
on the fact that Mr Trafford. an eN
? ? . ? .-lectrical engineer and designer
of the electric plant. Is to receive
?850 per annum leas than the brick
flayer 'named as Building Inspector
whose pay Is now fixed at l-l.'!"" per
annum. X resolution fixing the sal?
aries of the clerical force was adopt -
c.i m follows: Clerk W. W. Dunford.
t-.io#0 Bookkeeper Chsrles E Shep?
herd. U.tM, Assistant Clerk J B Pul?
Eules adopted In caucus were pre?
sented and adopted, providing an order
?.,- business, and for dally sessions at
1? o'clock each day except Saturdays
Kap* Mab? <oe?B?'ttee
City ? lerk Ben T Auguat appearlI
and filed -aith the board certain offi?
cial papers including resolutions ap?
proving aaard of contracts for the j
new Blues' Armory and the new Street;
Via* Lighting ?"ontract. and *. v.l..:
< ther papers referred by the C"Ui. it
for report These paper* were docke- |
r-n lor further consideration. Mr I
Hirachberg stated that he was HF j
prised that the Council Cnmmlttee on
?.Iaht m the face af Ibe new j 1 i
Bovernment should have renewed the
?fed expeiadrer contract for renting
?treet gas lamp* at $12 ?* per year
?ach He believed that x mu. h cheaper
errantt? ni.-nt could I?1 made ? ?> pur
< hM" of the lamp*, or subatltution ol
e|. ctrlc bulbs, but the eontract having
been re we wed far a year fraaa -laaaary
I. the board'* hands are tied He gave
notice that he will rail the natter
up later In the year.
rollers ? oanrafolaleo Bo.rd
When the matter of hearing from
citv nntc? r* was r.-sched under the
order ?< business City Attorney Pol
Ir.rd. who la by law the legal advls.-r
and coun?ei of the board, came for
ward mm"| that the organization of
a board I? iske charge aid dall>
dlre.ejon of the administrative af?
fairs of the clt> marked a moot ans
pictaas day for Ri- bmond
-It marks a change in ih? . tty
government, be ??fd f>?r wh'.-h I have
Mood for eight .. in eor? I e
(Coatiaaod on Third Page)
EARTH SHOCK IS FELT
House* shaken and ' hlntnejn Tonple
?irr in I be larollaa*.
Greensboro, N. C. January 1.?An
? arlhquak*' Sbeek Has distinctly felt
lore tills affi ri'i'Mi about I l$M) o'clock
by a number of people The tremor
was. sufficient 1? rattle windows, shake
beds and rock chairs, old Inhabitants
? hn r.-i|.,l bars at the time of '.lie
Charleston earthquake Hay it reminded
them of that occurrence. There was
? hJmnr'a Topple ??\er.
Spai tanhurg. S. ?'. January 1.?An
earthquake of snttioi, nt violence to
cause a nun* 'T of , himnrys to topple
ov. r was f. lt tli.oushout the Piedmont
lection of SouMi Carolina at 1:M o'clock
tnls aft'rnooii The trembling of the'
ear;'; continued for r,v> or si\ seconds,
and cajtaad p? op 1. ? to run opt of their
hOSntea in alarm la Mas open eountry
?. low rumbling noise was heard.
Keports of the earth.;.lake have been
reoeJyod lor.- to-night from many
pia.es Mithin a radius of 10" miles in
..il directions. The sho? k does not
BOS SB to have b.c., distinctly felt at
j oints more distant
In t nion County the shock caused
luge . racks to form in the old county
>ail. while Bjaatavtag R 'I la many
.. esid-nc. s. Many chimneys foil down
at W.st Bfitags At ?'bester the
shod; caused .t linotype machine to
slide a short distance :u-ro*s tin- Moor
of a priming oftico. a se-ond shock
was Cast at 2 o'clock.
No nsniaae Hose.
I Charlotte, tt C, January l?,\ slmlit
( tremor of til- earth was felt at i'h:ir
: lotte this afternoon at !.->? t'tVsCa. but
no damage arSS don . Advices from
; points in the I'iexiinout and mountain
j sections <>f tht? ?Jate show the shock
I to be general. At Kings Mountain a
Ichimney was shaken dow n. Asheville, j
Gaslonia. Davidson. Statesville and]
? other points r.-port the shock, but H - I
port no damage. Trc- shock was Cast
I more distinctly at Blacksburg, et. C.
than at any point in thjs State.
Kelt at t?betitle.
Asheville. x. Cf January l.?A slight
i but distinct tarthouake shock was felt
in Asheville about 1 :?.n o'clock to-day,
I the shock b lag of sufficient violence
to rattle window sashes and dishes.
Mo damage was done. Similar .shocks
were reported from several of the
Western North Carolina towns imme?
diately surrounding A?he\-ille.
CASTRO IS CONTENT
ftTiasS satisfied With Kntcrtalsanent
on Kills Island.
New York, January 1.?General
Cipriano Castro ate throe hearty meais
and entoyeii a l"ng walk on Kills
Island to-day. The former President
> o: Venezuela, who decided to go back
voluntarily to Kurope when he learned
?on his arrival aboard a French liner
I yesterday that Ma right to land was
' questioned, seemed satisfied With th?
: entertainment provided him by the
Federal authorities pending arrange?
ments for his return. There was to?
day no intimation but tbat his pref?
erence to return on a steamer which
would land him In Germany would be
met by the Washington authorities.
The Venezuelan guest of the govern?
ment received no visitors to-day. This
afternoon, under escort of the Immi?
gration station's custodian, he made a
tour of the Island. He obtained a
good view of the harbor and the tall
j buildings of Dower Manhattan Island.
"An inspiring Spectacle," yvas the
i English equivalent of Ma remark as
i he resumed his tour. He had little to
: say to any one, and paced about as
! if in deep Introspection. If tentative
I plans are officially adopted the steam?
er Amerika, sailing Saturday for Ham
burg, probably wlil carry Castro back
j across the ocean.
KINDNESS NETS FORTUNE
Doctor Who -tirubataked" Man Will
?snarr In ?Ich Mine.
New York. January 1.?Dr. Isaac W
! Furman. a demist of Bay.sboro, L. I.,
brother of ex-District Attorney George
: H. Furman. of Suffolk Ounty. wa8 on
'a pleasure trip in Arizona ten years
ago and met a miner who was penni?
less, but rich in hope. Dr. Furman
"grubbed and staked" the miner, who'
agreeo. if be should make a 'strike."
that the dentist was to receive a share1
of the proceeds.
; As the years went by Dr. Furman
almost forgot the miner. He couldn't
I help chuckl'ng when he remembered
Ike had once thought serious he might
[get some return for his money.
But a few days ago the dentist re
Jcetved a letter that startled him. The
miner had made his long-hoped-:or
"strike." He also sent a gold ore
I specimen that assayed 1700 a ton. The
I value of the mine, which 1$ on the
RoeaV .n Arizona, is said to
be I..000,ooo. Dr. r urman took the
1 first train ?Vr Arizona.
STRIKERS ARE PEACEFUL
i Karoten? Workers show No Tendency
Tawnrri \ loleare.
I New Tork. January L?The new In
' dustrial year in this city beg-an with
nearly fwi.r.rt,, -.?r-ro-nt Worker* contin
j uing their strike In a peaceful m i |
I and with a strike of bot.-l waiters and
cooks a matter of doubtful .existence
'N'.ver in the instocy of organized
; labor has there been conducted su.-h :i
peaceful strike." dec hired Benjamin
Schweitzer, of the -xc-ative commits*,.
<?f the Fnited Male Garment Work, r
dincusslng the trouble the clothing
manufacturers ha\e on their hands.
No conferences looking toward n;..li.i.
tlon wer- held, and mass-meetings of
the strikers were not called to-dav
No hot, ! proprietor or labor official
could h? found who would be quoted!
as acknowledging that wait, rs or
cooks were not workrhg as us aal I
Cooks w'no walked out yesterday la]
an effort to crlppl- the yew Year's Kv,.
restaurant baslness fourd th-tr places]
nil.-d to-day. .
RUFFIANS INVADE CH?RCH
Hrandiablng of Weapon* ? aaaea
rani, taaaaaj ?be A\ unklarn
Cincinnati. ?>h.o. tannery 1?A trio)
of drunken rowdi?-? arm.*! w'th re- !
vouer*. invaded Corpus Christi Church.,
at Newport. Ky . a< ?h'' river from '
?Inclnratl earlv to-day and by shout?
ing' and brandishing their Weapons,
caused a small parn. among several'
Hundred worshipers, who had aaeem- '
Tl, congregation -tarted to ?tatu
pe.|e. bat were halted by tbe rsassur
laue and aftsr
EIGHT MINERS RESCUED
M?ia -?in ei?u?. ead Melleted la
Mate *Ve* Killed
1 ose pi,
prisoned snarly tun
R?F.& P. AGREES
TO SURRENDER ITS
Long Fight Ends With
Road Put on Basis
PAYS LARGE SUM
IN BACK TAXES
State Gets Six Years' Franchise
Levy, and With Cities and
Counties, Will Receive Two
Years' Property Tax. A
Merger ot System
Announcement was made yesterday; i
that the final proposition of the Stats
for compromise of the tax claims of
the Commonwealth against the Rich?
mond, Prederlcksburg and Potomao !
Railroad Company has bc*n approved
by the ..oard of directors, and that it
will bo submitted to a meeting or
the stockholders, to be held Oil Feb?
ruary .". at tho general offices In the
First National Bank Building It is
i ertaln that the stockholders will
ratify the action of the directors, sine?
far more than a majority ot the stock
is represented ou the board by direc?
tors for the trunk lines which control
thu company, and, in addition, the
State's interest will be voted for the
As a result of the settlement, the
State will receive the sum of $1*5,
546.83. of which $li:.108.?0 Is fran?
chise tax. and f5S.4S0.23 is property
t..\. Richmond will receive $??.?91.<7?
In addition, all the cities snd coutt
ties through whtch the road runs will
reoelve amounts equal to the property;
taxes for one year.
Will Surrender Kleinption*.
More important than all, the rail
read agrees to surrender forever all
its exemptions from taxation, which
!t has enjoyed for nearly eighty years,
and agrees further to gtve up every
nonrepealable feature of its charter
and all exclusive rights and privileges
granted to it by tho General Assembly
and not enjoyed *>y similar corpora
lions. It pledges itself to secure from
th. t?te Corporation Commission such
amendments to its charter as will
make it subject to all the requirement*
and conditions of the Constitution and
laws in pursuance thereof, in the saute
(Sanaer as these requirements apply to
1 si cam railroad companies operating la
Settlement of this question ends a)
! controversy of many years' standing;
causing tights at every session of the
! Legislature, endless criticisms of tho
I railroad, attempts to punish It aud
I force it into compliance with the wishes
S of the General Assembly regarding ita
taxation and the surrender of the fea?
tures of its charter g'ving it an ad?
vantage over similar concerns.
Prl?lieges aad Horden?.
Chartered on February 1434. the.
Richmond. Fredericksburg and Poto?
mac Railroad was from the beginning
exempt from all forms of taxation,
franchise or property. State or local.
Railroad1 r.g was brand new in thosa
days, and it seems the original in?
corporators were in doubt as to whetb
' at or not it would be a ausceaa. la
I this event, a stagecoach line was to
! be put In operation. It is provided
in the charter, for instance, that a>
train must be stopped at any point
along the line to receive or d?acha*ge
a passenger, on demand. Naturally,
such a privilege could not be granted
by a modern road, but the Richmond,
! Kred?>rtcksb'.:rg and Potomac sought to
I attain substantial compliance by es
I tablishing stations at an average of
1 little more than a mile apart, to ba
J used as signal stops for purely local
trains. Threats have frequently been
made tb enforce this provision <X the
railroad did not submit to taxation
As railroading grew, and as the vast
stream of commerce between North
and South poured over thia road, it
increased in importance. At all times
It has been kept up to the standard
and hat been equsl to the demsnda
i <>f the community, so that now It is
..f the most etncVrnt, successful.
> protttable and important pieces of rail
I road line in the world. The road runs
' between Elba Station In Richmond.
and Quantico Monument. :n Trtnce W'l
, Ham County. The Washington South
? em. which has always been taxed.
' carries the line to the south end of
: the Potomac Bridge
*tate I* Owner at SteeO.
IThe ? "ommonwealt h has for many
wars been owner of a large block ?f
stock In the Richmond. Krederlckobarg
and Potomac It haa a member of tn*
board of dires-lor*. Tbla stock In ton
I cent years has been rery profitable,
paying a snhetaatia! amount lato th?
treasury*, whi h b\ set of Legislature,
la mad- applicable to the sinking : it
and to used for reductioa of the iHata
The demand that the road ba taxed
as other railroads are. grew from year
to year The localities through wtrtca
?d runs felt that they were batng de?
prived of a Jost source of rwenasnj. *MMk
the resulting discontent
a very live topic fer the
-.v runh ln?? -?wn i ma ?rnv
k of the R-rhmoad. Fred
eri hsbarar and I
it* pol tries. This 0?
valuable in adding to the
forded the p Mb
MMkt the imnr'.v eroent of Ita
it Convention of
to deal w*a
.ta rags ?