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WHOLE NUMBER, 19,253.
BICHMOND, VA.. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 19ia
THE U K *THKH TO-D A V?K?lr.
PHJCK TWO CENTS.
Congressman Writes
Caustic Letter to
Richmond Bodies.
IS HANDED REPLY
BY CARRINGTON
President of Chamber Says That
Virginia People Have Intelli?
gence to Consider Problems
and Right to Express
Views?Representa?
tive Is Angry.
?"auntie correspondence was ex
?hanged yesterday between Represent?
ative Carter Glans, of the House Com?
mittee on flunking ami Currency, and
T. M. Carrington. president of the
Richmond Chamber of Comnierc? . The
subject matter was the resolutions re?
el ntly adopted by committees from
? omni" n U? organizations of Ric hmond
and other Virginia cltiep, indorsing In
effect the Aldrbh currency scheme.
The letter of Mr Ulass sh owed that
he f. lt he ha/1 not been treated falrl>.
and that Congress had not been treat
id Justly, and Intimated that the action
<>f the Richmond bodies would get
i-cant consideration.
Mr. Carrlngton said In his reply that
the organizations here have sense
i i.ougli to study thes,.- economical
? luestions and have the right to make
th' ir views known.
Words Not Minced.
Mr. Glass set forth that he would
de nn'1 to be guided by a suggestion
that he disregard the declarations of
his party platform Further, he re?
sents the apparent Imputation that
Congress may Ignore facts and the
experiences of business men. In his
letter to list I Si SI I R. A I'unlop. of
the chamber, the sixth District Con?
gressman further shows that lie was
angered by statements reported to
have been made In the meeting of
committees, and feels that he was fiag
tantly misrepresented in his own
State.
Finally, Mr. Glass regards the meet?
ing of committees as one "which
Hcemed to have as little respect for
C'.ngreaa as It had for Its own obliga?
tion to be accurate in its statements
and fair in Its deductions. '
It is recalled that Mr. Glass has
always been opposed to the Vreeland
Aldrtch currency plan, and his speech
in opposition to it was used in 1910
by the Itemocratic Congressional Cam- ,
palgn Committee as a public docu- |
inert.
In much more moderate vein. Mr.
Carringlon sets forth the position and
purpose of the Richmond organiza?
tions, not forgetting to stand on what
ho conceives to lie their rights.
Text of Letter?.
The correspondence follows:
Washington. February 4. 1?13
R A. Hunlop, Secretary Chamber of
Commerce, Richmond. Va.:
Dear Sir. ? Engrosing public business
has prevented an earlier acknowledge?
ment of your letter of recent date
transmitting the preamble and reso?
lutions adopted by the representatives
of certain commercial organizations
in Virginia on January 17. at Rich?
mond. Answering now for myself. I
take leave to sa> that as far as the
preamble and resolutions seem to sug?
gest that Congressmen should delib?
erately disregaid the declarations of
the party platform upon which they
were elected, I decline to be guided
hv such advice. In my conception
there is no distinction between per?
sonal and political integrity, and I
would as quickly and completely dis?
trust a man who would violate a se?
rious political pledge as I would a
man who would dishonor a business
obligation
As far as your preamble and resolu?
tions apepar to assume that Congress
may "Ignore facts obtained by exhaus?
tive and unbiased investigation,'' and
?'disregard the results of observation
and study submitted by experts, bank?
ers and business men.'' I have slmply
to express my own belief that this is
a totally gratuitous inference, nega?
tived by the fact that the Subcommit- j
tee of Ranking and Currency has been
for weeks setting the views of ex?
perts, bsnkers and business men
The nature of your preamble and res?
olutions is not much a matter of sur?
prise when it is considered that the
gentleman who presided at your meet?
ing, as reported In the newspapers,
falsely ascribed to me the absurd state- '
ment that "we can't have currency re?
form because the Democratic platform
says we can't have iL" and when your
meeting listened with apparent ap?
proval, according to newspaper publi?
cations, to a characterisation of Con?
gress by a Washington professor of
e.-onomlcs as composed of a set of
fgnorsmuses on the subject of cur?
rency.
It is a little to ?er regretted that
while the Subcommittee of Ranking
and Currency is receiving letters of
unqualified commendation from the
great bankers currency experts and
business men who have appeared before
it. and is lictng approved by a large
part of the press for its saneness and
? ?rnestr.es.?. its chairman should be
flagrantly misrepresented in his own
State at a meeting which seemed to
have as little respect for Congress as
It had for Its own obligation to he
accurate in its statements and fair in
ita deductions.
I have placed ;. our preamble and
resolutions on the committee flies, and
at the proper time they will receive
the consideration to which they are
entitled. fours verv truly.
cSieredl CARTER ?.LASS
To this Mr* Carrlngton. president of
UM chamber, replied ss follows
Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
February K. 1*11
Hon Carter i;li.s. Washington. I>. C.
I?ear Sir.? Your communication to
the cbsmbT of Commerce, at the same
time of its publication In the news?
papers has my attention and therefore
It Is lacum'o- r." upon :nr to answe r
same in a .ike manner.
In the fjrst place, as chairman of the
meeting of the committees froTi the
commercial bodies. I made no such
rents-Ox as you write you saw in the
paper, that you had stated thsr t>ie
Isemoeratlc platform was against
banking and currency reform. What I
did say la this connection was. that a
to wsoane- had reported Mr Olass ,?
answering s a atleman who was advc,
rating a central banking proposition,
"test this central bank Idea was In
(Conlmurd on Sev- r.,t Rage.)
CITY'S SCHOOLS
NEED LARGE SUM
More Than Three Quar?
ters of Million Asked
For by Board.
TAX RATE MAY
BE. INCREASED
Bond Issue Considered Impracti?
cable?Special School Levy
Advocated?Buildings Over?
crowded, Unclean and in
Danger of Fire ? Voca?
tional Training Needed.
Im rease in the general tax rat? of
I the city or the laying of a special 1< \>
[for the maintenance of th* public
s< hool? were the only alternativen to
a further Issue of bonds under urifax
orable circumstances that presented
; themselves to the Council Finance
, Committee last night after hearing at
|eriK?h from <'halrman F. c. Ebel. ,,f
the City School Hoard, and Superin?
tendent J. A. <" Chsndler. growth of
school populstlon and the immediate
lo e.-ssity of replacing some old build?
ings lomblne to make the schocj bud
K- t one that demands serious atten?
tion.
In the forthcoming budget provision
will be made for little besides actual
, maintenance of the schools, leaving to
future determination the who!- policy
of financing the school system of Rich?
mond From questions asked of I>r.
Chandler and other speakers, and from
statements made after the meeting.
Chairman ?Jrundv seems to favor spe?
cial school levy, such as is had In many
l ornmunitlcs, thus making the school
fund an entirely separate one from the
general city treasury.
"raoo! Budget.
Chairman Ebel presented to the Fi?
nance ? ? .mi.if. - last night a budget
for the public school system, amount?
ing in all to $774.022.3?. of which
amount $324.320 is Intended for new
sites and buildings or for additions to
pres. nt school buildings, of a perma?
nent character.
The budget follows:
Bay roll account.$32S.2<i2.3S
? Jeneral expense account.... 42.100.00
New- vocational school. S,000.00
;'Physical education and ath?
letics . l.SOO.OO
Summer normal school.... 2.500.00
! Special repairs and improve?
ments . 40.000.00
Equipment new Bellevue and
Sidney . 17.000.00
New property and buildings. 324.320.00
Free text books. 10.000.09
Total .$774.021.3*
Increase of i..Vhi Co pi I a.
When Dr. Chandler assumed the po?
sition of Superintendent of Schools a
little More than three vears ago there
were 15.000 pupils enrolled To-day
there are l?.>0i. Notwithstanding the
erection of new buildings, the actual
school enrolment has increased more
rapidly than the seating capacity, and
; the schools are to-day more over
, crowded than they were a few years
since Two years ago the condition
; of the older achool buildings In the
city was forclblv brought to he at?
tention of the Finance Committee by
former Chairman Hutxler. following
the condemnation of two buildings out
, right by Building Inspector Beck and
his adverse report on the condition of
several others which are still in daily
ute.
The School Board then presented a
plan for replacing the older district
school buildings at a cost of $?"..
the funds to be provided within three
year-. New Madison and Buchanan
Street Schools have been erected and
occupied, several sites acquired and
new Bellevue and Sidney Schools are
now in course of erection, the Council
having up to this time authorised the
acquisition of sites and erection of
buildings to cost $3*4.000.
Fox aad "prtnalield Drleaatiooa.
I-ast night a large delegation rep?
resenting practically all of the fathers
of pupils in the William F Fox School.
. or. Hanover Avenue, appeared before
' the Finance Committee. protesting
against its overcrowded condition and
advocating the immediate purchase of
, a lot and erection of a school building
I west of the Boulevard Within the
present district from which pupils at
'? tend the Fox School there are to-day
178 brick dwellings In course of erec?
tion, to be occupied before next Sep
temlier Six of the classes are already
on half-time. I'atrons told of sending
children to school before <? o'clock in
. the mornlns. in order that a second
relav may attend in the afternoon and
use the same classrooms and desks.
Old Sprlnsrleld School, at Twenty
sixth and Eelgh Streets, attended daily
by more than ?00 children when it
was c'eslgned for less than half of that
number, was described by Mr. Hirsch
berg, speaking for the mothers of more
than 70t> pupils who had signed a pe?
tition, as a firetrap. ?"hairman Ebel
adm.tted that It was wholly unsulted
to school purposes, being without suffi?
cient heat, light or ventilation, worn
out in every particular, and filthy be?
yond hope of repair. Former Council?
man cientry told of the "three-room
shanty" with its old-fashioned stoves
and lack of all conveniences that
serves as a school building In the Oak
wood settlor..
What la deeded
The School Board submitted through
Chairman Ebel the following sched
' ule of new property and buildings list
I ed in the order of preference:
Kensington Avenue lot. option
price .I25.2??
Monroe School annex, colored. . . 15. eon
Springfield, new building. $$.#**
' Bainbrldge. South Richmond, ad?
dition . 2*.ata
Sidnev. colored . . IS.***
'! .ir School. South Be hmond 2? oon
, i>:,kwood School, new- building. 4* ?o*
'Fulton, colored., 15.<r?0
' Armstrong High School, col -
I ored. new building. le.ooe
muhjshsse. addltloa. 21.see
Total .??12 ?29
teenal Tay Nell.
In the annual estimate for mstnte
I nance of the schools for this year, no
ir< re.-iee was asked in tbe salaries of
I teachers, all of whom received an in?
crease ls*t year, though, as the in?
crease <ame to mati> quite late in the
' year, the total t nount of Use pay roll
will exceed that of last year sy a con
! sldersble item The nxed pay roll of
I the 721 school employes, leas the el
' lowance made b. ".. M-vte. amounts to
$32* 2?: 3*. of wl.bh t27 $:.$.21 Is for
the janitors, l?.T?S for medical Inspec?
tion and SIS.il 4 for office force The
actual pay roll of the t-a-hin* fore*
(Csflaeed ee Second Page.)
SEEKING TO SELL
CROWN JEWELS
Turkey Is in Desperate
Straits for War
Funds.
INDICATIONS ARE
FOR EARLY PEACE
Bulgarians Are Centring Attack
on Gallipoli in Hope That Dar?
danelles May Be Opened to
Greek Navy, Thus Leaving
Constantinople Helpless
Before Balkan Allies.
London. February 5?The Bulgarians
! are devoting their chief attention to
the bombardment of Adrianojde and j
an attempt to capture the tiallipoli
Peninsula and so take the Turkish
j forts in the rear.
( An official dispatch issued at Con?
stantinople indicates that UM I'.ul
garlans have been successful in their
first operations in the latter Quarter,
and, according to a Sofia dispatch, the
capture of ilallipoli is taV chief ol>
Ject of the Bulgarian ambitions for i
the time being, and no serious attempt
will be made to force the Tchatalja .
lines
The same dispatch says that the Bul?
garian attack on Gallipoli la supported 1
by the Greek navy in the Gulf of Saros.
Fifty thousand Bulgarians were landed
along this coast last November, and
it may be presumed that during the
armistice this force was strengthened :
j by artillery.
Should the Bulgarians capture the 1
Turkish forts, there ia nothing to pre?
vent the Greek fleet from entering the
Dardanelles, where. In the opinion of
naval officers, it could easily defeat
the inferior Turkish fleet, in which
case Constantinople would be at the
mercy of the allies.
The Constantinople correspondent of
the Standard sends a strange story, re- :
porting that the remnant of the Turk?
ish army of Monastir. which never has
been precisely accounted for. still is
operating in that district, and has cap?
tured the important town of Koritxa.
km than fifty miles from Monastir.
Karly Peace Predicted.
The statement attributed to the .
' On k premier, M. V.-nixelos. that peace
1 will speedily be concluded tends t<?
: confirm the report current in European
capitals In recent days to the same
effect.
Although there has been no evidence
in the shape of fresh diplomatic move?
ments to support it. the Turkish gov- ]
p ernment. however, evidently Is in dire
straits for money, even attempting to
. dispose of the crown Jewels and mak
> Ing despairing attempts to place treas
! ury bonds in Turke>, Egypt and among.
. tiie Moslems In India. The ottoman
consul at Bombay claims to have ap?
plications for bond? amounting to
? .""..(Wa.oOO.
It Is announced that the ambassa?
dors' conference at London has ar
) rived at an agreement upon the for
; inula settling the plan under which the
' allies will take over a portion of the
ottoman public debt, and settling also
1 he allies liability with regard to the
J Ottoman railways.
Bulgarian- Hum village*
Constantinople. reoruai., 5.?The
I Grand Visier. Mahmoud Schefket
Pasha, who left the capital this morn?
ing, visited Hadetr.ekui and returned
? to-nlglit. He reports that the Bul
g rinne have burned Ixzendenkui and
..:!.? r villages, afterwards withdraw?
ing from Tchatalja.
The following official dispatch has
just been issued:
"Tbe eaemy, part of whose forces
are concentrat-.d in the vicinity of Gal?
lipoli. sent a regiment Tuesday from
Kadikeui to Kavak. where one of ou:
detachments is stationed. An en?
gagement ensued, lasting until even?
ing and terminating to our advantage.
?When night fell, in accordance
with a previous arrangement the bulk
of our troops withdrew towards Bu
lair. but the enemy was unable to
pursue them.
"Another force of TTie enemy ad?
vanced and occupied Myrirophyto. on
the coast of the Sea of Marmora,
which is defended only by a few
gendarmes. The sloop Zoaf has in
gaated serious losses on a force of
the enemy advancing in the di?
rection of t?harkeui to the south of
Myrirophyto. Thhi force was unable
to-day to advance bevond Xamllto."
Positions Bombarded.
Vienna, Februarv 3.?A Constanti?
nople dispatch describing the fighting
In the Gallipoli Peninsula ssys that
the sloop zoaf bombarded the Bul?
garian positions at Myrirophyto kill
ins; M Bulgarians.
Object of Retreat.
Constantinople. February s.?Apart
from an hour's cannonading bv the
Bulgarians Monday evening at the ex?
piration of the armistice, to which
the Turks did not respond, no further
aggressive acts of war are reported at
the Tchatalja fotiflcsllons On the
? other hand, the retreat of the Bul?
garian right v!nt and the burning of
the town of Tchatalja are contirm-d
from various source*.
The objeet of the retirement of th.
Ru'sanan* apparently Is to occupy
lines further to the north end weat |
order to defeat any Banking movement
which the sup nor Turk sh mobil ti
thanks to th- r command of the Black
Sea. -ng'it permit The Bulgarian*
sr? reported to have drstroyed tv
bridges *nd Ms as they retr-xted
sndj oth rwl?e to Lave made th? rail?
way unaerv ;c? able.
Accordlne lo official information
fighting has at u-red st KavakL.
Gallipoli. the engagement lasting thfVe
hours.
Report? have fcessj current for some
time that the Turkish government aar
poee* selling some of the rot ?
jewels in order to supplement pub'
auhsr-ipUef) la sld of the imperial
treasury TlVae reports have acquired
some s-.ibs*snl:stior. owing te th p.- ?
?nre 1n Constantinople of a representa?
tive of prominent French jewelers.
IsSSBSSSa "l*e'br^js^v 11 /-'rTe l?ailv
IContlaeed en Eighth Peg*
Proposes to Take Own
Time About Announc?
ing Cabinet.
CITES PRECEDENT
SET BY CLEVELAND
Hopes. However, It Will Not Be
Necessary for Him to Delay
Announcements Until After
His Inauguration?To-Day
He Will Begin Work on
Inaugural Address.
Trenton, x. J February S.?Presi?
dent-lib ct W:'?on sees no particular
reason ?k. he should announce his
Cabinet before he Is inaugurated, bu.
he indicated to-day that tu would try
to reach a decision as to selections
b'-fore that t:ma
"I remutnber very well,'' said the
Governor, "that Trcsldent Clev. laiid
did not announce his Cabinet until he
had been inaugurated, and there were
speculations and gu? sses until the
very day of th- announcement."
Tb? Governor said hs hoped he
would not flrd It necessary to follow
that precedent.
Mr. Wilson was ura-ed to-day to ap?
point as Secretary of Agriculture C
S. Barrett, of L'nlon City. (Ja., prcsi
dent of the National Farmers' 1'nion.
When asked about his attitude to?
ward the Illinois senatorial contest
the Gove-nor replied:
"All I have said Is that the Demo
crats ought to return the primary
choice, and in view of the primary
vote In Illlncls I felt they were en?
titled to two Democratic Senators."
Work tin Inansmral \ddre"a.
President-elect Wilson will begin to
work to-morrow >n his inai**iural ad?
dress and plar.s to finish it iti two
weeks. Having devoted the first three
days of the week entirely to State
business, the Governor planned to spend
the remainder of it in seclusi ?n, out?
lining the first document which he will
:>r< se-.t as President of the United
States. He indicated that it would be
brief.
It is likely that his first message
to the extraordir.arv session of Con?
gress, to be convened shortly after the
Inauguration, will be linger, contain?
ing specific recommendations for legis?
lation. T'is? what these will be Mr.
Wilson will not decide until he gets
to Washington.
Tr.e Governor spent the day. for the
most part, with State officials A dele
pa. '. .n from the Ant:-Sa!oon League of
New Je-jey .-wiled to obtain his aid
in procuring the passage of a bill
which would give the Governor th'
rlsrht to rem >ve delinquent officers The
Go\-ernor said he w-as in favor of such
a measure.
>'o Money f-r Troops.
Albany, N'. Y.. February 5?New
York State will not spend a dollar to
send troops to the Inauguration of
I'resldent-Elcct Woodrow Wilsen Gov?
ernor Sulzer has so decreed. Notwith?
standing this, several organizations,
the Governor says, have signified their
Intention of going at their own ex?
pense, and he expects the State to be
adequatelyi represented President
Toft's inauguration four years ago cost
New York State $10.000 for the trans?
portation of its troops to Washington.
Th. State expects to appropriate
ItMhMf for representation at the perry
Victory Centennial celebration at I'ut
in-Bay. Ohio, and as much more to
transport Grand Army veterans to Get?
tysburg to attend the fiftieth anniver?
sary celebration of the battle of tlet
tysburg.
These celebrations, the Governor be?
lieves, necessarily entail expense to the
State, but presidential inaugurations,
he thinks, should cost the State noth?
ing.
Governor Sulzer will r-.de a horse at
the head of the New Tork troops In
the inaugural parade.
Hoaae Defeat* Bill.
Trenton. N J.. February 5.?A Sen?
ate bill appropriating $35.000 to send
a portion of the New- Jersey National
Guard to Washington to participate In
the inauguration of President-Elect
STileOn was defeated by the House of
Bepresentatives to-day because it in?
cluded State Senators among those
who would make the trip at the State's
expense, and made no provision for
Assemblymen The Assemblymen
amended it to include themselves, and
then deefated the measure. A substi?
tute bill was introduced renewing the
appropriation of $35.uu0. but making
no provision for either Assemblymen
or Senators. This measure is expect?
ed to |?ss
Roth Senate and House committees
sat jointly this afternoon and heard a
number of attorneys either oppose or
suaaest amendments to Governor Wil?
son's seven antitrust bills Another
hearing will be given on those meas
uica Monday.
? lovernor Wilson to-day signed the
Joint resolution ratifying the tax
amendment to the Federal Constitu?
tion.
-Wild Hut- Is reaaleg.
Washington. February 5.?""The
rouch rider" and "Wild West" fea?
tures that marked the inauguration
parade four years ago are to be re
tcntinued on Eighth Page.)
Big Tobacco "Mel on
to Be Distributed
>ew t arm. i'rhrasrt .".-Wore
?.;.,.iw?i..?.o ??III be distrlbated
af Ihr ??Berte an Tehsera tampan*
I rote a l.*> per < rnt dli Idead declared
lii.il?). I.Ihr the S4n.oew.asie -melon"
dDMed last nech h? the Standard
oll I ?mpani e?f \r* Jersey, this
rtfrn dDMend rr?nl?? free? the >?
preiste ? aeirt decree ?ttaaol? Ina Ihr
..in . orp,t?tl?n. and represent" pre>
reed? ?? Ihr aale of certain trenanr?
seen rt tie*.
The deelernt???? ta de? asehew n
total ci SI t r?mjMm |s , xirm divi?
dend* received by the ?stachbeidera
?I a er the old lefnr?? Tobpcca
l ?eapa* ? was esssslred
The rest pen y arse is etersd fe?
ttet, which pi sees the cissm
starb MaM per rent appeal bests,
as Iscrease af S l-S per rent *asr
serty.
MILLIONAIRE ON TRIAL
NEW PARCEL POST
Implement Dealer?- of Virginia
and North Carolina Oppose
Its Extension.
HURTS THEIR BUSINESS
- .
Convention Declares New Mail
Service Measure "Put Across"
hy Mail Order Interests.
With hardly a dissenting voice, the
Virginia and North Carolina Retail
Implement. Machinery and Vehicle
Dealers' Association, in fourth annual
session at Murphy's Hotel yesterday
afternoon, denounced the new parcel
post as an agency hostile to the busi?
ness, of its members and calculated to
develop still further the bis city mall
order iiouses at their expense.
This view was shared by speaker af?
ter >j.euker in a round-table discussion
of t' ? new mail service which follow?
ed a .-ormal address on the parcel post
by Norman H. Johnson, of this city,
editor of the Merchants' Journal
At the cluse of an afternoon of dis?
cussion, in the course of which the
parcel post was held up to scorn as a
measure "put across'' by the mail or?
der interests, a resolution was offered
from the floor declaring it to be the
sense of the convention that the new
service was inimical to its interests.
President liumpass deferred putting
the question until trie report of the
i resolutions committee, which will be
made before adjournment to-day.
Zone system Helps.
Mr. Johnson, in nis analysis of the
: >arrel post, found merit in the ion<
system, upon which it operates at
. cei.t. eysstersBsa ihe device to hi
, the only feature which redeems the
I . ew service from being an out and oui
mail order measure
As long as the zone system is main?
tained, ho said, the retailer, and par?
ticularly the retail implement snd ma?
chinery dealer, need have nothing to
fear. It makes prohibitive the ship?
ment of supplies from a distance and
places the home dealer on the same
competitive footing with the mail order
house.
The hom? dealer, he said, has the
advantage of being on the ground.
With proper crr.phaste on the personal
note and opportunity for individual
service, he thought, the local dealer
can in every case beat the distant mail
order house at its own game. He
admitted, however, that further ex?
tension of the parcels post, particu?
larly along the line of eliminating
the xones. foreboded danger
It Is extremely probable that the
convention will go on record to-day
as opposed to the further extension
of the parcels post. It will unquali?
fiedly oppose any plan looking to the
elimination of the xone system.
Telia of National Chamber.
Hetween ninety and I'm delegates to
the convention gathered at the annual
banquet at 9 o'clock last night. The
managers had provided an abounding
menu and an Interesting program of
toasts In addition to these there were
short addresses by Henrv C. Stuart.
A F. Thomas, of Lynchburg, and O.
i: 'urnor Pawe. of Washington
Mr. Dawe. who is editor of the Na?
tion's Business, the official organ of
the recently organised National Cham?
ber of Commerce, devoted a half-hour
to the aims and purposes of the gov?
ernment s newest commercial .latency.
He defined it as an Instrument for
crystallising the business sentiment of
? . United States, as represented by
iti major business orga n ix.it iors, to
the end that the nation's business In?
terests may assume their appropriate
share of the burden of legislation
Th- idea has too long prevailed in
th< I'nlted States, he said that busi?
ness and politics were things apart
Mu< h of the mal administration of
public affairs, he thought. Is traceable
la il.? aloofness of business from the
iffairs of government. The old spirit,
h? ?.?i.!. has given wsy to the new snd
the chamber of Commerce of the
, states Is the tangible expres?
sion ?f it
Middlemen leeeaaary.
Mr Dawe. In opening his remarks,
took opportunity to reprove the prep
ent-da> fashion of attscking fhe mid
. dleman This eg- nt. he said, has been
maligned and soused without good
r ? Th trier i. an scheme of doing
business, he seid, by reason of Its vast
s< >pe. ?III always have need for the
' man ?h" performs the service of dis?
tribution, snd lie will alwavs be a
valuable part >f economic machinery.
Henry C. Stuart referred hum^r?-u?lv
I t" a slight Injury to his head which he
and received In in accident earlier. In
( 'unitsued on rJecord !*?*;? >
MYSTERY OF SEA
STILE UNSOLVED
Somewhere on Atlantic Ocean
Abandoned Bark Remit?
tent Is Floating.
WHY WAS SHE DESERTED?
Seaworthy and With Plentiful
Supply of Provisions, but
Not a Soul on Board.
Newport News, Va.. February 5.?
With sails snugly furled, her lifeboats
in place, and her galley plentifully
supplied with provisions and water,
but with not a living thing aboard, the
Norwegian bark Remittent, which was
last reported as having sailed from Rio
Grande to IJverpool October %%> was
picked up January in latitude 10 de
i grace JO minutes and longitude 27
degrees 30 minutes, by the British
steamer Roumanian only to be lost
' again, according to a report made here
, by Captain Claridge. of the Rouman?
ian. The Roumanian towed the veeOOj
j to within a few hundred miles of the
Virginia Capes to lose her in a storm
when the hawser parted. An attempt
was made to get the bark in tow- again,
but after two lifeboats belonging to
the Roumanian had been smashed, and
their crews barely missed drowning,
I the attempt was given up.
The presence of the Remittent, well
provisioned and in a splendid sea
! worthy condition, floating around in
midocean and the possible whereabouts
of the crew, which was last heard
from three and a half months ago. is
a mystery which Captain Claridge can?
not even attempt to explain, and one
that, like many others that come up
out of the sea. may never be solved.
Captain Claridge to-day would have
little to say concerning his adventure
with the mysterious wanderer, either
through superstition of the sea or
chagrin at losing the valuable rind al?
most at the doors of a safe harl>or. af?
ter wasting several days in towing and
losing two lifeboats. However,
others aboard were more communica?
tive, and told how the bark was sight?
ed drifting, of unanswered signals and
of a boarding party, the search for the
crew, the decision of Captain Claridge
to take her in tow. the fight agrm.st
bad weather and of the final loss of the
Remittent In a storm, the attempts to
net another line to her. and the log?
of two lifeboats and the final decision
of the master of the steamer to give
up his prixe When last sighted by
those on the Roumanian, the hark ap?
peared to be riding out the storm well
Since then ro ship has reported sight?
ing her The Remittent is registered
as of 351 tons net and carried a small
crew. As stated, she was last report?
ed < >ctober 25. and there is no way of
determining how long she may have I
been floating about in the Atlantic,
floating about in the Atlantic.
ORDERS ARE ISSUED
>ew Plaa of tray Organisation \ew
Bring tarried Out.
Washington. February 5?Carrving
< u' the recently adopred plan for the
organization of armv brigades, orders
were issued to-daY for the transfer of
stations of six infantry battalions and
., ?qiiadron of cavalry located in the
Middl? West and on the Pacific coast
The movements are to commence ibout
February lit These organisations are
to be moved aa indicated
Third Battalion. Fourteenth Irfan
Iry, from Fort Mtssoula. Mont, to Pevt
.?-??ice Wright. Washington, s.
l attalloti. Ninth Infantrv .from I set
Spelling, Minn, to Fort Th. ma?. k.
First Battalion and] machine gun
platoon. Eighteenth Infantry. front
Fort Bl ?-. Tex . to Fo-i >t:v? ?
Moat.; Third BeHalies, Fourth Jntan
tr\. from Fort Logan H Root \r* .
t? Fort Snelling. Minn . Third Bat?
talion. Ninth Infantrv. from Fort Sill,
t'kls . to Fo't Logan it r..r.- Irs .
>*, on.! ItMi..'- ? \ .e- I
OUTRAGE BY WOMEN
Coalmen Ha4lr Harare he f aensb ala
!? I ? ? ?? ?
Dundee. Holland .vi.-n- .? ?Five
postmen were betned Ifjhj evening, nev?
er?| of them nerlousH. bv the ccoseSjo
lion of chemicals ? nnfalred in letters
. ? ,.f th- i- .?? .ng from
his evening ro'ie,-' ? r rr.ail from
the puM'c letter ho.en ersnOe.i his has
ea tao sorting table -it the post etflco.
Tho contents InstanH? bu-et mo
Namea A large nimher of the - ?
ASqtlltb Slid - sheets of nape* with
tw were ins-r i ? I justice for wo wie?
BEACH WITNESS
BADLY TANGLE
Physician Helpless Un
der Cross-Examina?
tion of Prosecutor.
HE SWEARS KNIFE
SHOWED NO BLOOD
Four Witnesses Put on Stand by
Defense ? To-Day Defendant
and Wife Will Testify in Ef
Ifort to Free Millionaire
From Charge of At?
tempt to Kill.
Alken S ('. February "?Frederle?
<>. Beach will take the stand In his o*?
defense when his trial on the chars*
of assaulting his wife is resumed here
j to-morrow This was the plan out?
lined by the defense at the close of
court to-day.
It also is proposed to have Mrs.
Bea< h follow ti\e accused New Yorker
as a witness. Si i ce the assault upon
her was committed in the yard of th*
Peach cottage here on the night *C
February 2* last, the story told by
Beach and his wife has never varied,
both ha.? maintained that Mrs. Beach
v as attacked by an unknown negro
I when she left the house to give her
dogs an airing
To-day the State rested Its case,
which consisted aimost entirely of an
attack on the plausibility of Beach a
otoey. The introduction of Beach'a
' Jeweled penknife, upon which one of
the State's witnesses claimed to have
found traces of blood corpuscles, was
hel'i by the prosecution until the ist.
It had teen anticipated by the attor
ne\s for the defense, and they were
prepared to meet expert testimony
?Ith expert testimony, even to th* ex?
tent of presenting a witness who had
examined the knife and had failed. r>m
I he swore to fln-l any blood cells.
I 'uei Witnesses for Defense.
Four of the defense witnesses were
I examined during the afternoon ses?
sion of the court, and the testimony of
all of them concerned the knife,
i Dr. D. Hastings Wyman. Jr.. the
third physician of the same family to
I tpear as a witness, testified at tho
j morning session that he Mai made a
microscopic examination of ihc knife
at 'he request of Mayor Giles and had
found traces of blood Dater he said
he took the knife to Augusta and safes
: rrilted It to Dr. C D. P.irtridue. pro
i fesbor of microscopies of the l.nl
1 verslty of Georgia, who. he claimed,
iciused to express an opinion aa to
t.it presence of blood
Then he went to Columbia and ob?
tained a written opinion there from
Buykin Mlms, an analyist, that there
was blood or. Ihe knife. When tho
prosecutor announced at the opening
of the afternoon session that the State
had presented Its case, the defense im?
mediately offered Dr. Partridge as a
witness. Dr. Partridge testified that
he had examined the knife and had in?
formed Dr. Wjrsaaa that there was no
blood there. He gave the Jury a very
technical explanation of the manner
in which he hud made his examination,
and was making a very good witness
for the defense until Prosecutor ?lun?
ter, a master at the art of cross-ex?
amination, got hold of him and began
subjecting him to a merciless "third
degree.'' Immediately he became so
confused that he was unable to answer,
without long hesitation, questions on
the subject on which he had made a
lifetime study.
"Didn't you refuse to put the result
, of your examination down in w rit?
ing"" demanded the prosecutor. The
witness didn't answer.
"Didn't you !*" There was a titter
' through the courtroom when the wlt
' ness continued to remain silent. Finally
he said that he did not wish to malte
a written report.
"You sere afraid It would fall in
i the hands of the State, weren't youT*
"No. I was unbiased?at that time."
I "But you have become biased since
then, haven't jouT'
"No."
Dr. Partridge again became tangled
when the prosecutor questioned him
about his direct testimony that the
knife had no broken blade when ha
examined it.
"Will you swear that the knife had
two blades?"
Witness hesitated.
"So, l don't think j can swear to It*
"But you d.d Just now,'* prodded the
pros-'cuior.
W.tn-ss remained silent for a Ions.
time
Wyaaaa Deslea Stateaaeat.
"I think its sate to leave ou! the
other blade." he then declared amid -
laughi"r. On h;? direct examination
j Dr. Partridge said that Dr. Wyman
brought the knife to him on the morn
I Ing of March ^J. with a request for an
' early report because he "wanted te
stop a man going out of town, she
was going to luv, at 3." Dr. Wj man
on cross-examination had dented mak?
ing any sucn statement
Kxpert testimony waa g!\*n for the
defense by Dr. T. F Oertell. of Au?
gust.*, formerly profrsso, of path?
ology and -n:c-oscop'.-s st th Fnlver
?!. ,.f Georgia Pr. Ofrtell declared
tbst he coaid not find flaws la teas 1
--nployed by nr. Partridge
la his examination, aa described la
the la'.t< r's t-st:tr.ouy
. ou .ii.d Iisws in the technique
used *>> Dr ffjaunr asked Attorney
pSsSj, .,f OP d< Dns*.
-Te?' be replied.
i i ? "hG Prosecutor <2aa- j
_ te- I -is ? -s:-r PST up
I ?eg-amrnt. that en? blade of toe knife
? had been broksa off by a blow st Mrs.
I Beach* th-'>st. the i-fener asked Its*'J
wlta *s if. la bio opinion, it could
-ixv" bean broken in this manner.
..erteil ssld that ho bad] made
a wound as had heei made 'a Vre.
. i rv ? host damage te tee .
The pr.vse. utor began on the witness)
this wsy
-Ho vou took a ''test ?
to break off the knife at k ?
-1 did"
"Did be Struggle- >fjW
. .*? ? rh ?r
that followed M rpsn ? ,?en waug. r:
en to hr - 'is i- poeafMe
T If tss>
Mots was not class
. I f wosjld SSj
a ?r?l * ^
The ivsas-h faTi'i> pa*mrsaa. Dr. MSM
law Hall, teesirved teat be ?aa < sited aa .

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