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The thcrmocnetcr ranged as follows at
Thv Times office yesterday": 9 A. M., 13:
-3S M.. 22; 3 P. M.. 2T,; 0 P. .??.. 22: 0 P. M..
20; 12 M., 1". Average temperature, 2<>.S'.i.
Forecast for rFridsy and Satarrleyr
ATii-ginia?Fair with r:stng temperatar?
Friday; eioudy and -warnier Saturday. *
fresh westerly -winds.
North and South Carolina^? fncrea?tn-jf
?clcu*alacs3 and w*arm**r Friday: rain- and
warmer Satuntey, light westerly -?In?a,
? .becoming variable.
VOL. 14. SO. 304.
Corporators Must File
Bond by Tuesday.
Large Attendance of Members, With
Fixed Determination.
Should the Bond be Not Forlhcomii _.
at the Stipulated Time, tiie Fran?
chise Will be Sold to the H'sl?
cst Bidder?resolution ?G
icrcd by M r. Blootnljcrs
Was Keferred.
The petition of the corporators of tho
Riol?inond street-car syndicate, Which ?was
presented to the City Council bust night,
wars refused ?Without a dissenting voice.
There is, however, possibility of the boni
?required ibeing llled before the 6th in
?stant, the prescribed time.
It was almost S:!? o'clock when Pres?
ident Jume* Oatskie declared the bLdy in
session, only four members being absent.
The petition of tho corporators w-.ts (Son
read by Clerk August. The petition was
as follows:
To ihe Council of the City of Richmond:
Gentlemen,?As the incorpora tors named
in the ordinance grunted by you to the
Richmond Passenger and Power Com?
pany, we deem it our dutw to acquaint
you with the present conditions surround?
ing our efforts to carry into effect the
requirements set forth in said ordinance.
By it we were required to file a bond
of $20.000 within forty-live days after the
approval of tho ordinance, to be forfeited
?upon our failure to accept the ordinance
within ninety days from said approval;
or upon our failure to brin?; in and sur?
render within thirty days from such ac?
ceptance certain franchises owned or con?
trolled by the Richmond Railway 'and
Electric Company.
While it is customary to require a bond
for the faithful performance of the or?
dinance, it is nut usual to require it
before the ordinance i_ accepted. The
only reason for such an unusual re?
quirement must have been for the pur?
pose of getting a guarantee that the
incorporators would make some earnest
effort to place themselves in the situa?
tion where they could feel reasonably
justified in accepting said ordinance. AA*e
respectfully assert that such a reason no
longer exists. AA'e beg to assure you that
must earnest efforts have been rm?de to
get the financial ? arrangements in such
f-'nape as will allow us to im?
mediately accept said ordinance.
lAt tho time of your granting,
there was in existence a written option
upon the slock of the Richmond Railway
and Electric Company. and, assurances
were given to your incorporators that
the owners of the stock had agreed to
extend the time' of the option. At the
same time assurances were made that
-there would be but little real difficulty in
getting the bondholders to come into the
new corporation upon reasonable terms
and surrender their bonds upon what
was thought then and is. thought now to
be fair and equitable compensation for
their bonds in the old company. You will
readily understand, such is the large and
important undertaking assumed by us,
requiring us to get in S2.<v_..000 of bonds,
widely scattered iu different portions of
this country, that the work would require
considerable time and labor, even if the
bondholders were in a frame of mind to
enter upon a fair settlement for the
obligations held by them. It is equally
evident that a. very much longer time
and much more labor would be necessary
if a. settlement with the bondholders
could not be reached by amicable nego?
After the ordinance was approved, we
set to work in what we then had a
reason to believe "ivas the wisest course
to pursue in making satisfactory ar?
rangements with the bondholders. AA'e
ha\"o learned tiiat the course pursued
only resulted in disagreement; and, at
least, temporary failure. AA'e have had to
encounter two very serious difficulties.
Tho requirement of the ordinance that
we should surrender tho above-mentioned
franchises has led the bondholders to be?
lieve that we would have to pay them
such prices as they might demand in
order to meet the requirement imposed
upon us by you as to such surrender.
The , requirement encouraged and
strengthened them in the purpose to de?
mand of us unreasonable and extrava?
gant compensation for their bonds. The
reasonable requirement that vou imposed
for the benefit and protection of the city
has been used against us as a lever to
force us to sett!?; with the bondholders
at figures not only unreasonable, but
whicli, if accepted, would encumber the
new enterprise to so heavy an extent as
to jeopardize the successful operation of
the new enterprise in rendering the fair
service required by the ordinance, and
Justly expected by the city. In addition
to the above difficulty, at the only meet?
ing of the bondholders, at which? we have
been able to have any committee present,
the bondholders were Riven most incor?
rect and misleading information as to
the value of their bonds. The source of
the information was one well calculated
to strengthen the. bondholders in their?
.extravagant demands and to greatly
hinder _nd hamper us in the accomplish?
ment of what we had in view?viz., the
' settlement upon a fair basis.
AA'e respectfully submit that these facts
will show you that we have not been
idle during the time that has elapsed
?ince the approval of the ?__inance, and
that although our efforts have not yet
been of much avail, we have attempted
to carry out tho object which you had
in view in requiring the bond aforesaid?
namely, that wc should earnestly try to
take such steps as would be necessary
to get in the above-ementloned railway
franchises. AA'e respectfully submit that
as we have worked to carry out the ob?
ject had in view by both the city and
ourselves, it would not be reasonable,
under the circumstances above stated, to
require us at this time to put up said
bond. If you win extend the time al?
lowed us by the ordinance for that pur?
pose, wc assure you that our efforts will
? be equally as earnest and we think upon
?safer lines, and we hope will give more
satisfactory results. If you should re?
quire us at this time to put up the bond,
you would not benefit the city, but would
simply strengthen the confidence of the
-ondholders in their belief that they
can set from us extravagant compensa?
tion. "We submit that it will not be bene?
ficial to the city that the bondholders
?should be thus encouraged. They will
(Mil tbat if we have that amount of
! money at stake, we will more readily
; yield to their demand. It is certainly
? to the interests of the city that we should
get the bonds at faJr and not extravagant
? Wo ask you to bear In mind that we
could have dealt with the bondholders
liad we been willing to pay their high
figures and run the risk of making the
enterprise an unsuccessful one. AVe have
declined to deal with the bondholders
upon the basis of those figures for the
reason that we did not think it fair to
tho city that we should over-encumber
the enterprise, and because we believe
?that when we should come to you and
lay before you the circumstances- by
which we have been surrounded, you
would' give us such help as will in your
power remove the. over-confidence of the
bondholder.**, and let them know that you
will assist us in preventing them from
obtaining unreasonable and extravagant
prices for their bonds.
AVe ask that you will extend the time
for filing thc bond sixty days from Feb?
ruary C, 1S90.
Very respectfully,
This was followed by an addition which
read as follows:
. Richmond, ATa_. Feb. 1. 1900."
To the Council of the City of Richmond:
Gentlemen.?In making our petition to
your honorable body for an . extension
of time within which wc arc required
to give our bond, we disclaim any in?
tention or desire to secure your assist-:
] ance in obtaining the bonds at less than
their real value and as an evidence of
our good faith, we suggest that we are
not unwilling to take -til of the bond;? at
a value to be fixed by three disinterested
street railway experts, "provided, of
course, wc can at the same time secure
]Tossession of all of the outiying fran?
chises, which we are required, under the
ordinance, to deliver to you.
This was signed by the incorporators. ]
President Caskie then slated that a ?
petition had been handed him, ar.d he ?
ordered its reading.
This petition, signed by H. AA*. Roun
tree. AV. S. Forbes. D. R- iMidyette, AV.
F. Jenkins and John C. Robinson, asked
that the Council refusa to grant the
petition for extension, and continued:
"Wo assure your honorable body that
?f the corporators of the Richmond Pas?
senger ami Power Company faii to accept
the franchise -?rranted them by the or?
dinance approved December 2". ISM, and
10 deposit the bond required and the
franchise thereby lapses, then thc A'ir?
ginia Conduit Railway Company stands
ready to apply for and carry out a fran?
chise -for the operation of the Alain and
Broad street lines, which have expired,
or aro about to expire, and will equip
the saim? ?vith the Jenkins underground
system, and will also take ?n and operate
the other lines of the Richmond Rail?
way and Electric Company, provided
satisfactory arrangements can be mad?
to obtain the securities controlling such
other lines."
Sir. Joseph Wallerstein secured the rec?
ognition of the chair. "1 miove." said he.
"that tho petition of the incorporators ha
retused. - ???
"It is a remarkable document, in that
a body of men invoke the aid of the Coun?
cil of this city to compel the bondholders
to accept certain terms. The.-e incjrpn
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
Julius Schoter Arrested in New York
on Charge of Forging Bonds of
State of Virginia,
NEW YORK, Feb. 1?Julius Schoter. of
Forest Hill, N. J., was arrested in this
city on a warrant to-day charging forgery
on complaint of Eadenberg, Thalinan and
Company, bankers, who charge Sclioier
with forging bonds of the State of
On these alleged forged A'irginia bonds,
amounting to about. JluO.OOO, it is charged
that Schoter succeeded in obtaining
loans amounting to SGS.OOO from the Im?
porters and Traders National Bank and
Eadenberg, Thai man & Co. j
According to the story Schoter obtained
an introduction to one of the vice-pr?si?
dents of the Bank in September last and
negotiated a loan of ""30,090, giving as se?
curity "f?O.OOCt worth of A'irginia bonds.
Some of the bonds were sent to ? Vir?
ginia for verification, when it was found
that they were forgeries. They then de?
manded that Schoter put up good col?
lateral. Oh November 17th Sohoter called
on Eadenberg, Thalman & Co. and nego?
tiated' for a loan of S?lS.OOO. He oft'd-rr-S
SJC.OtK) ot" these A'irgiiiia State bonds. He
failed to get the amount that day, and
tho next day returaed with ?lo',tiOO o?
bonds, which he offered- for a loan of
S10.W0. This he got in two checks for
S5.000 each. Schoter then took one of the
?checks to the importers and Traders'
National Bank and paid that amount on
his first loan, reducing the indebtedness
to $"5,000.
Later the Ladenherg-Thalman firm in?
vestigated the transaction, and found
that the bonds were bogus; and imme?
diately informed the chief of detectives.
aptain MeClusky said Schoter had also
been successful in negotiating a loan
with the Seaboard National Bank.
In negotiating the loan. Sehoter Is
quoted as saying that the bonds
were not his, but belonged to Mrs. Emi
line Turner, formerly of -Mount A'ernon,
but now living in London^ Engalnd. He
is said to have shown a power of attor?
ney authorizing him to dispose of her
It is said that the bonds were issued
in 1SS2 by tiie Kendall Bank Note Com?
pany, of-this city. The order was un?
satisfactory to the A'irsinia officials, and
the rest of the order was cancelled. The
500 bonds which liad been shipped to
A'irginia were sold as curiosities.
Schoter was araigned in police court
and held in $5.000 bail for further ex?
amination to-morrow. He was unable to
furnish ball an was sent to the Tombs.
The woman Emellnje Turner is be?
hoved by the police to be in the neighbor?
hood of New York. The police say
that she had been intimately acquainted
with Schoter for some years, and a party
to his dealings._ - -
Second-Auditor Ryland Goes to New
.York?lo Look After Them.s
More of the A'irginia forged bonds have
turned up in ??-ow York. They are some"
of those engraved by tbe Kendall Bank
Note Company in 1SS3 . and rejected by
the Commonwealth.
Those bonds have been turning up at
various tintes and places, much to th?
ahnoyance' of the , Stato officials. Second
Auditor Kyland has gone to New York to
look into th** -matter. A recent act of the
L-e-jtrtelathre authoriz-^s htm t"? se'zs and
d->**tr?-ty all of these fraudulent bonds
whenever ha ca? **et jKws?sslon of them.
War Once Has no Reason
to Doubt the Report
Natives Persist in Asserting He Was
Killed by a Shell.
He Has Pushed Boers Well Out of
Kifle Shot on Three Sides of JUai'c
liiii?.?A Dispatch From a Laa?
ger Outside of Ladysmith
Says the Deaths in Xliat
Place are linoriuous.
LOXDOX, Feb. 1.-4:30 P. M.?The St.
James Gazette says it is reported on good
authority that General Buller has again
crossed the Tugela river at three places,
and that fighting, has been proceeding all
day long.
LOXDOX, Feb. 1.?1 P. M.?The AA'ar
Office has no news of General Buller's
alleged movements, as reported by the St.
James Gazette, but the paper says it has
no reason to doubt the correctness of its
information, although it has not yet
learned the exact positions General Buller
"1.?There Is an optimistic feeling in all
ranks. The troops .ire confluent of ulti?
mate success. Great enthusiasm was
aroused by the Queen's message and
General Buller's speech, expressing ad?
miration for General AA'arren's and Gen?
eral Clery's division?, and hoping they
would reach Ladysmith in a week.
The natives persist in asserting that
General Joubert was killed by a shell out
wide of Lady.smiUi.
BULUWAA'O, Saturday, Jan. 20.??
message from Colonel Plumer, who was
at Goberones with a Mafeking relief
force, says he has received a. message
from Colonel Baden-Powell, dated Mafe?
king, January 17th, saying: ' "All well
during tiie past fortnight. Have been
pushing out the trenches towards the
enemy's big guns. . and, January *0th,
their ..-pounder and high velocity ?????
evacuated- their positions and retired
eastward of the town, whence they are
capable of little damage. Have thus
pushed the enemy on three sides welt out_
of rille shot.
'?Have opened a new grazing ground
for cattle.
"The enemy still has two strong posi?
tions on th? east side, which we hope to
shift with dynamite."
day, Jan. 31.?All is quiet here. The "Long
Toms" occasionally lire on Ladysmith.
The deaths in Ladysmith from fever and
other causes must be enormous, as we
can clearly see them buryi _?r corpses
General Joubert went to the Upper Tu
' gela yesterday.
1.?A runner who has arrived here,
brought a letter from Aliwal .Cortil, in
which it is announced that the Boers have
reopened the line to Bergiiersdorp, as
their supplies Avere short at Stormberg.
The plains being bare, the camp of the
Burghers, it is added, has been moved
bacie to Stormberg Heights, which are still
LOXDOX, Feb. 1.?The AVar Offlee this
evening completes the- list of the British
casualties at Spion Kop by announcing
the names of 21. missing men of various
regiments, including lot m-i-mbers of the
Lancashire Fusiliers.
It is generally supposed General Buller
is maturing another, attempt "to reach
A lettor appears to-day from a Han?
overian oflic-er, formerly of the Twenty
second German Infantry, but now among
the military advisers of the Boers, which
says that nearly 10.000 trained European
soldiers, including quite 300 officers, are
among the Boers.
Referring to the military situation at
Ludysmfih. the oitieer says:
"Owing to the strength of our position
on a circie of he'ghts; like Sedan, we can?
not be brushed aside except by a relief
column outnumbering us two to one."
Owing to the discovery that cctton khaki
is insufficient protect;_n for troops sleep?
ing on the South African plains, the gov?
ernment is starting to re-clothe the forces
in the fit-Id with woollen khaki, and has
already ordered ?'3,000 suits In Glasgow
Canon Farmer, who was forced to leave
Pretoria with other British elersrymen,
?has arrived in London. AA'ith reference to
Charles Macrum. the former United States
consul at Pretoria. Canon Farmer said to
a representative of the Associated Press:
"Mr. Maerum was one of the last mien I
saw before leaving. I told him he was
taking the wrong side and did not .under?
stand American feeling?. His chief care
seemed to be for his personal safotsV and
I think it was. chiefly on that account that
he left in the midst of the crisis. He is
not a strong man and President Kruger?
may have taken advantage of this.
"in regard to Blade's so-called \-olun
teers. they are like 'Mr. Blake, mostly
?Burghers who would have been obliged
to fight anyway. Mr. Maerum told me
there were 5,000 Americans in the Trans?
vaal, most of whom the United States was
glad to get rid of."
Pretoria. Canon Farmer added, was pro?
visioned for two yon.rs.
In the absence of ^exciting war news th.<>
nation and tfne lietwspapers have had time
to discover the utter lack of relation ex?
isting between the focling of the people
and the temper of the government, as
demonstrated in Parliament, where, in?
stead of relieving the grave anxiety of
the country by the declaration of meas?
ures it is proposed to take in behalf of
the national safety, the ministers continue
to demonstrate their inability to grasp
the situation by beating the air with r??
crimin?t ons, self-accusatory defence and
bickerings as to <the degree of responsi?
bility attaehabKi to the respective depart?
ments of the government.
The disgust, almost despair.^ noticeable
on all sides, is voiced by the. ultra-minis?
terial organ, the Globe, whtvrb s?ys:
'.'The heart of the Eftdpire seems para?
lyzed, wbi'e its extremities are In. full
vigor.- Thus far only one statesman In the
front rank has struck the right- n?te, and
that is Lord Roseberv."
CAPE TCAVX, Jan. 31.?A British force
wl'h artillery is reported in have cccupisd
pr.'ka, and is now eheampsd?there/ ",
Priesba is on the ;Oran_re Kiver, ;1M
miles below Orange River Station, and
west of KJmberlcy.
LONDON. Feb. 2.?The Daily Telegraph
publishes the following from Spearman's
Camp, January 80th: Colonel AVynn has
taken command of Generili AVoodgate's
Brigade. Mills has been appointed chief
of General Buller's staff.
The Eoers are still constructing defen?
sive works opposite Potgieter's Drift. A
strong cavalry reconnolssarice proceeded
to-day westward in the vicinity of Hon
gers Spruit.
LONDON. Feb. 3.?In the House of
Commons to-day Mr. Wyndham.. Parlia?
mentary Secretary for the War Office,
made a notable speech in defence of the
South Africun campaign. Its two car?
dinal points had been "to give diplomacy
a chance" and "tho decision of General
Buller to relie.ve Ladysmith."
The British forces in South Africa, ex?
clusive of tli3 Eighth Division and the
FQurth Cavalry, comprised 14'J.OOn foot
and artillery. 3,700 cavalry; :!(*, siege guns.
;vi naval suns. "iO Howitzers, G-4 batteries
of horse ^artillery, and 234 field guns,
while the combined forces of the two re?
publics were estimated in lSi)S at 09,000
Bill Introduced Lookiii***? to thc Estab?
lishment oi't_>ne.
AA'ASHINGTON, Feb. 1.?Special.?Rep?
resentative' Otey, of V'-rginia, to-day? -in?
troduced a bill to establish a national
battle park along the line of Bull Run.
for the purpose of preserving this histcr
ical battlefield.
Fred. Read, of Newport -News. _ Va., is
in the city for the purpose of conferring
with the .Republican patronage syndi?
cat-.?, comprising Messrs. Agnew, Bowdtn
and Brady, in regard to some Federal
appointments, tho nature of which cannot
by learned.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury to-day
transmitted to Congress an estimate of
?-.000 to pay th? deficiencies of the Na?
tional Home for 'Disabled oluriteer Sol
-diera at Hampton, A'a-, for the fiscal
year, ?90O.
AV. H. McGuire. of Danville; S. X.
Rangeley. MarttnSbiirg: Samuel E. Boss,
Tuhersville, Va.; J. L. ?. Woodruff, Spar?
ta, ar.-i J. M. Dunn, Alb&rimrle, North
Carolina, were to-day awarded ^contracts,
for carrying Star Rome mails, commenc?
ing July l/lMO.
The following A'irginia and 'North Caro?
line fourth-class postmasters ,were ap?
pointed to-day: AV. X. Casmack, Esrlys
ville; L. E. Rhinehar-rit, Laeey Springs;
G. L. Hessen, Riverv-Ille, A'irginia: ?. M.
Stanley, Tlllery. and McDonald Kins;, Al
berty, North Carolina.
W. E. Carson. Rlverton: C. P. E. Bur
gwyn. Richmond, and Ge3. G. Russe I.
Xorfolk, are in the city.
Tho Confederato Veteran Association" of
this city has established an industrial
bureau, which is under the -direct man?
agement of the parent organization. The
purpose of the bureau is to supply e?m- !
ployment to ex-Con federate .soldier*; and
their families, and promises to do a gr<at
work. It is sustained entirely by contri?
butions from Southern people, and the
proceeds of the seventh annual ball of the
Southern Relief Society, held last night;
amounting to ?1,509, will hi; devotel to this
bureau. Thrrmas ?Nelson Page. o?- Virgin?
ia; is a liberal contributor, and is to give
a series of readings during the early
spring for the benerit of this commenda
..bla work-..- . . - _.... ...
Kivcr and Harbor Committee to Conio
and Lenirli thcXeoiIsof the James.
Representative Lamb yesterday succeed?
ed in securing- from Chairman Burton, of
the' River and Harbor Cbmm'ttee. the
promise that the full committee would
visit Richmond March 12th for the .pur?
pose of looking over the situation with a
view of recommending to Congress the
necessity for improving tho Jam-es river
and harbor of Richmond.. *iiid mak!ng a
liberal appropri? tion for the purpose.
Captain Lamb has been untiring in his
efforts in behalf of securing for Rich?
mond and the people of A'irginia an im?
proved waterway to the State's capital,
.ind .:s receiving- tbe congratulations of the
Virginia delegation on his success. He
has also had the same committee appoint
February 12th as the dat? .when the com?
mittee from Richmond will be given an
opportunity to be heard in support of the
desired and needed improvements.
Suicide of ??????. Joel Kjibert Motley.
? is G ?iarU Too La t?r.
FARMA'ILLE, ' VA., Fob. l-SpSctal.?
Mr. Joel Egbert Motley, who resided in
Buckingham county, about seven miles
from here, committed suicide this morn?
ing by jumping in a well.
He had been suffering from melan?
cholia for several weeks, and his mind
had gotten in such a condition that a
guard was placed over him.
This morning he and the guard started
to take a walk, when, upon leading the
house and finding it very cold, the guard
returned for his overcoat, whereupon Mr.
Motloy slammed the door and sprang
towards the well near the house; the
guard in pursuit. Before he could be
reached be cast himself headlong into.
Its open mouth, and before the body could
be recovered life was extinct.
Mr. Motley was about forty years of
age, and leaves a wife and five children,
the oldest being a' girl of thirteen years
of age. :
A Train ?? reck ed.
TAMPA, FLA. Feb. l.-A fast passen
.Iger train on the Plant system was
wrecked twenty mlies north?of this place
last night. Engineer Kennedy was in?
stantly killed. One' passenger was killed,
but the body was so frightfully mutilated
that it is impossible to identify it at
this time. The son of S. P. Herndon,
mail agent, of this city, died this morn?
ing at th? Sanford Hospital. Mr. Hern
den, Sr.. is badly injured. A number of
other passengers were also Injured.
The Pullman cars were not derailed.
The accident was ? caused by the train
running into an open switch and collid?
ing-with a freight car. "It is believed that
a switch was opened by some person with
the intention of wrecking the train.
Bi'ir Fire in Dayton,
DAYTON.. O.. Feb.- 1.?Fire broke out
In the manufacturing district at seven
o'clock thisi morning.
The Art; s'oon got brrond local control.
A detail from the Cincinnati department
was ' sent" by special train. Several local
fivomen. with their clothefe frozen stiff,
were carried "away exhausted by the po?
The heaviest losses fall, upon J. P. Wolf
.?& Son, BHmm and Co.. Globe Paper Com?
pany and Benedict and Co.
With outside assistance the fiantes were
'checked;with a loss of about half a mil?
lion dollars.
PITTSBURG. PA., Feb. 1.?Walter E
Billows, a colored attorney of rthis citv,
entered suit to-day against William B.
?McCarthy, a prominent restauranteur,
for ?3.O0O damages for refusing to serve
Congressman George H. White, of North
Carolina, and himself with dinner.
CONCORD. "?Z H? Feb. ?G-??. j. Bryan
Ecored an enthusiastic welcome here tar
day; He was given; a reception and spoke
atvtwo subse-iuont .. meetings. , Ke *?l*o
sjpoka to enthusiastic crowds ? at- Portai
, mouth and Manchester en route her?, , j
Wants Presidentto Recog?
nize Him as Governor.
Passed Unfavorable Day and His Doc?
tors Have no Hope.
But arc Prevented by Bayonets from
-Entering the Hall ? President of
Bank Refused to Pay Vouchers
Signed by Taylor, antl War?
den ol*Penitentiary Won't
Honor His Pardon.
FRAXKFORT, KY., Feb. 2.?1 A. M.
Gov. Goebel probably will live through
the night. Fatal ura?nic poisoning may
develop at any time.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1.?Presdent Mc?
Kinley has received a long -message
from Governor Taylor, dated to-day, at
Frankfort. ? '. '
Governor Taylor declares that he con?
siders himself the legally elected Ex?
ecutive of the State, that a riot may oc?
cur at any time, that he is doubtful
of his ipower to control the situation and
appeals to the President to end the mat?
ter and secure peace In the State by
recognizing him as Governor of Ken
Xo action of any kind has been taken
on Governor Taylor's memorial, and it
can bo positively stated that up to mid?
night .no decision whatever in refer?
ence to it had been reached.
Tt will be considered at to-morrow's
regular Cabinet session. ,
! FRAXKFORT, KY"., Feb. 1?Governor
! Goobel passed an unfavorable day, iil
; though he was .fairly comfortable when
; night came on. He has half a dozen
doctors around him, and the reports of
his condition vary according to the, last
physician who leaves his room. One
doctor is confident that he will recover,
and another generally allows him an
hour or two' before he breathes his last.
His strength is maintained to a great ex?
tent by injections. He has had several
sinking"; spells,' _Q.ut_ ofeawhieh. he_ was
brought with some difficulty. He -seemed
to rally less readily from each succes?
sivo coijapse, but held his own steadily
through the afternoon. His kidneys have
practically ceased theb- functions, and
slight symptoms of pneumonia have ap?
peared, but have not as.yet become so
serious as to cause alarm in themselves.
The 'doctors as a whole entertain no
hopes of his recovery. ,
FRAXKFORT. KY., Feb. 1.?A proposi?
tion looking toward an amicable adjust?
ment came, from the Republican side. T.
L. Edelen. one of Governor Taylor's at?
torneys, appeared at the Otpltol Hotel and
held a conference with the legal advisers
of the Democracy. ???. Edden declared
that Governor Taylor and the Republican
party were anxious to avoid anything that
might possibly lead to serious trouble.
He was assured by.the Democratic attor?
neys that 'they were quite as anxious to
save any clash. Mr. Edelen proposed to
submit the case of the rival governors to
the Kentucky Court of Appeals, which, he
declared, would .probably decide against
Governor Tayior. He then wanted the
right to submit the matter to the United
?States Supreme Court for final settle?
ment, ?
The talk was informa!. The lawyers
separated with an agreement to 'meet
again at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
AVhen they met for the second time Mr.
Edelen again submitted his proposition
and racelved in reply that the Democratic
attorneys desired to have the matter ad?
judicated in the State courts. To this Mr.
Edelen objected, saying he wished the
final settlarnent in the Supreme Court at
Mr. MeQuown urged the Republicans
to -concede the election and seating of
Goebel, which Mr. Edelen declined! to en?
' The lawyers then separated, Mr. Edelen
intimating that it was possible he would
submit another proposition at some time
later. He was given to understand that
he would be met half way.
Two direct slaps were given Governor
Taylor by public officers, who declined to
obey his orders. The first came from
the refusal of President Rodman, of
the Farmers' Bank, a State depository, to
pay some vouchers on the bank signed
by Governor Taylor, in favor of ? some
of the militia officers, v/ho wanted money
for their companies. President. Rodman
said that he did not see how he could
pay out the money on orders signed' by
Governor Taylor until he knew for cer?
tain who was the actual Governor of
Kentucky. He had asked an opinion from
the attorney of the bank, he said, and
when it was received. would act accord?
The second instance promised for a time
to have serious consequence and trouble
may yet arise from it. Governor Taylor
issued a. pardon to Douglass Hayes, a
convict in tbe Frankfort 'penitentiary,
who is serving a five-year term for man?
slaughter. AVhen the pardon was sent to
AVard'en Llllard he decided that he could
not turn the man loose until he was
satisfied regarding the legal status of the
Governorship^ He made no reply to Gov?
ernor Taylor, but declined to honor the
pardon, and Informed the Penitentiary
Commissioners of bis action. They agreed
with the position.: taken by the warden,
and the man was held.
No answer ' was returned to Governor
Taylor either by Warden Lillard or by
the Board of Penitentiary. Commissioners.
. No one has been : appointed AdJUttant
Go?eral? yet, but the name of Colonel T.
J. Smith, of th? Third Kentucky infantry.
Is prominently mentioned.
No 'attention whatever has been paid
by the" militia tor Governor Gbebel's or?
der to' return to their homes. : It-is just
as though-the: order had, never, been is?
sued.- ?'..???"- ' ?'?'-.-';";?;-.? ..-'':- ?.;.
Adjutant-General Collier ..says that no
consideration will be eiren ta "any- ?r
ders. that may,emanate from the Goebel
t -? atAK**^.tr?OGfe?js8.
The. Legislatur* is making pregr.??.
yesterday It?iraa?bustled ;_around M the
~ ...v.'_'.?: -.-: .?<>?---'.
the military. This cmornlcg every mem
'ber was turned bock at the gate of the
State House grounds, when an attempt
was made to reach the Capitol building.
This afternoon it reached the door of the
building, and. as a body, it has strong
hopes that the next attempt will take
them into the legislative chambers.
At i o'clock printed notices were handed
around the lobby of the Capitol Hotel,
signe?! by Speaker Trimble? asking all
members of thc Legislature to meet at
the west door of the hotel at 5 o'clock?
preparatory to holding a session in the
Capitol building.
At the appointed time the march was
taken up toward tho State House grounds.
As Speaker Trimble approached the gate?
which was guarded-by two? sentries, the
soldiers stepped back. lowered their bayo?
neta and allowed the SpeaJcer to pass
"Are you a member of the Legisla?
ture?" asked one of the sentries. "I am,'*
replied the Speaker, as he started up thi
brick walk toward the Capitol. The same
question was put to the other members.
Upon the landing at the top of the steps
a long line of soldiers was drarn-n up un?
der the command of Captain Horace Coch
ran-e. Bayonets - were fixed. Approaching
the capta'n the Speaker demanded admis?
sion to the hall.
Clerks L?-igh, of the House, and Desha.
of the Senate, also demanded that they
be allowed to enter.
"We have orders to admit nobody," re?
plied Captain Cochrane.
The Speaker turned around and standing
upon the top step he said to the crowd:
"AVe camo here to meet as members of
the Legislature of the 'State of Kentucky.
AVe are denied admission to the builUins
and are repelled by force. I do now de
ciara this session of the Legislature ad?
journed, -and it will meet subject to my
There was no sign of disturbance
throughout: the incident, everything being
conducted in an orderly and dignified
manner by the legislators. There has
been no announcement of any intention
on the part of Governor Taylor, but it
seems to have become a tact belief he
?will rescind his action of yesterday.
Anonymous letters are going through
the mails In considerable numbers. They
have been received by the Democratic
attorneys by the Republican, attorneys
and by every judge of the Court of Ap?
peals. They are all practically of one
nature, informing the recipient that un?
less he mends the error of his political
ways he will be shot down.
The apparent failure of Governor Goe
bel to place an Adjutant-General in office
leaves the troops entirely at the disposi?
tion of the Republicans. The 'soldiers
win continue to obey tho orders of Gen?
eral Collier, and there will be no con?
flicting orders to confuse them.
Governor Taylor remains in his office
in the Executive Building, and practi?
cally denies himself to all callers. He
will not?, moreover discuss for publica?
tion action which he has taken or may
take hereafter.
. The records of the House of Represen?
tatives, which were taken from Clerk of
me House Edward Lee yesterday by the
militia, has been returned to him by
Governor Taylor.
Boxes of ammunition are being deliv?
ered to Adjutant-General Collier.
?The hall of his office is packed ceiling
high.with cartridges. The greatest ac?
tivity prevails on th*??' Capitol, grounds.
Blankets for the soldiers are arriving,
and every evidence of a protracted stay
is apparent.,
FRANKFORT. KY.. Feb. 1.?To-morrow
morning an injunction will be asked from
Judge Carrtrill. of the? Fiscal Court, re?
straining Governor Taylor from interfer?
ing in any way with the proceedings of
the Legislature.
Vigorously Opposed Proposition That
the Country Should Go to
the Gold Standard..
WAISHINGTON-, ?Feb. L?Mr. Daniel
(Democrat) of Virginia, in the Senate
| delivered an extended speech on the pend?
ing Financial measure. He vigorously
opposed the proposition that the country
should go to the gold standard.
"Tho American people" said Senator
Daniel, "are by tradition in favor of
bt-metalllsm. They are likewise In. favor
of sound money. The Democratic party
has always beta the most pronounced
and consistent advocate of bi-metalllsm."
Mr. Daniel continued: "We are under
a system o? hump-backed bl-metalltem.
This country can now go on the ?jold
standard if it wants to. but it Is neces?
sary to sneak into the -system."
He objected to the Senate measure be?
cause it practically excluded silver and
nobody could fopetell the possible calamity
it might bring on the world. There was
almost as much silver money In the world
as gold, yet this bill struck such a blow
at it as might prove fatiti to it. The House
bill, he said, did not Interfere with the
legal tender character of silver.
In answer to inquiries by Mr. Daniel,
Mr. Aldrich said that undler the Senate
biir the silver certificates were payable In
silver, not in gold; but that the treasury
notes and greenbacks were payable in
'"The status of the silver cert'ficates,"
said Mr. AJdrich, "is not changed by this
bill ' any more than is that of the gold
Continuing. Mr. Daniel said this country
had S392.C0?.0CO of silver money, and while
the Senate bill sets forth that it intended
to maintain ail money of the United
States at a parity, the vaet volume of
silver money was left out in the cold.
"Does the Senator think," Inquired Mr.
Aldrich. "that the outstanding silver
dollars need any protection to maintain
their parity with gold?"
Mr. "Daniel replied that he did? net.
Tho -purpose of the pending bill, he **a'<J.
was to overthrow tho Immense mass of
silver money, and the bill had left nearly
half of our money unprovided for.
"If." he continued, "you wil* put th?
metal in the dollar, the dollar win take
care of itself."'
"I want to say. as my personal opin?
ion,** said Mr. Aldrlen, "that three hun?
dred and ninety-two million dollars made
of copper, containing -?1*? t-'s grains ot
copper each, could be maintained at a
parity with gold under the same provis?
ions now accorded to silver."
,'Mr. 'Daniel expressed bia sratitude to
Mr. Aldrich for making that statement,
as. he said, that was the opinion of all
bimetallista, and he -was glad that the
Rhode Island senator had recanted and
once- more come into the fold.
"I shall stand by the dollar of con??
mereiai;la**?,-" said Mr. Daniel In conclu?
sion: "b*r ihe donar of the Constitution;
by the d?-?ar'of Amerlcs?, -which to-day,
erect, proud and triumphant, is worth mm'
much as when first melted into the mint
In TE?, and" which -will go- on and fulfil
Its mission if not Interrupted by. unwise
The Senate then adjourned.
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Mr. Hay at Lo-re-*--*-*-? Murqmen.
LORES?ZO, MARQUE?? F?*-. t-Xaal?^
b-rrt ?. Hay, the aew TJnit-?? gtat? oaaaml
ai Pretoria, -?rrf.-ert hua 'IHM ?*B'M?
wm n.m-l^fmmmm:^jixmmTm\./--'-TmZi
vention Proposition
Way be Living Under New Constitu?
tion Before End of Year.
State Democratic Convention May De?
cide as to What Cijaiii.cs are Desi
sirablo ? Extra Session of the
Legislature Will ProbaDly
be Held in Early Summer
if Convention is Ortiercd
The? Democratic caucus last night de
ctdetl upon the fourth Thursday In next
May as the time for taking the vote
upon the question of calling a convention
to adopt a new Constitution.
On that dato municipal elections will
bo held in most of the cities, and spe?
cial elections will be ordered In the coun?
ties. Should the proposition to hold the
.'convention carry, the Legislature wilt
probably be convene?:! In extra ses?
sion at once, perhaps In June, to malte
provision for the convention and to op
(Portion the State for representative"*
in that body. Then there will be a. spe?
cial election to select delegates to thn
convention. This will probably be held
some time in the summer, and the con?
vention may meet in the early fall. Sen?
ator Flood, the author of the convention
resolution, said last night it was not at
all unlikely that we will be living under
a new Constitution before the enti' of the
present year.
The caucus did not undertake to lay down
any issues upon which the tight for the
convention will be made. It I3
presumed that there will be a State Dem?
ocratic convention early In Afay to eiect
delegates to the national convention, and
If any issues are to be formulated this
cari be'done by that body.
The Issues will probably be, If any are
made? the matter of taxation, reduction
of office??, and' the suffrage question.
Now that it has been decided to allow
the people to vote upon Che question of
calling a convention, and to make It a
party issue, nearly ever.'body seem??
anxious that If we are to have a new
Constitution. It bo adopted its 3qon a?...
Chairman 'Pileher called the Cbnferenct
to order at S:20 0'01'ock.
Delegate Thomas X. Jones offered ?'
resolution, which w.ia adopted, ?uniting
speeches to ten minutes.
The following was Introduced by Sen?
ator Opie:
Resolved. That all constitutional amend?
ments originating in the present Legis?
lature be referred to the Constitutional
To this resolution Delegate Goutdman
offered the following as a suhtltute:
Resolved, That ail proposed amendments
to the constitution be referred to the
Constitutional Convention.
Senator Keezell appealed to the cau?
cus not to take any steps that would
endanger the proposed amendments to
the constitution looking to the consoli?
dation of the spring and fall elections
and a change In the organic law relating
to the oyster Industry. He said if the
convention proposition should fall, the
people should be given the opportunity
to vote upon the amendment proposed
at the last session of the General As?
sembli". The difference between the
originili resolution and the substitute was
this: Senator Opie's plan was to refer to
the constitutional convention only such
proposed amendments as might originate
In this Legislature. The Gouldman reso?
lution was designed to refer not only
such amendments as might originate In
this General Assembly to the convention,
but those that originated in the last Legis?
lature. In other words, two successive
General Assemblies must vote to sub?
mit an amendment to the people before
the question can be. voted upon. The last
Legislature passed the resolutions to
submit to the people the question of con?
solidating the elections and to impose a
specific license tace upon oyster tongsmen.
Should the present Legislature ajcree to
those resolutions the people would hav?
the opportunity to vote upon the ques?
THE ???G?????? TAX.
The Le Cato resolution to make the
payment of the capitation tax a pre?
requisite to' voting originated In the
present Legislature. It must be passed by
this Legislature and another General As?
sembly fcefore It can be voted upon by
the people. The Gouldman substitute
effected not only the Le Cato resolution,
but the proposed amendments regarding
elections and the oyster industry, white
the Opio resolution had reference only
{Continued on Fifth Page.)
?House o? Dc?egates adopts a resolu?
tion of sympathy for Hon. William
' ?Common Council refuses to extend the
time for tiling the street railway fran?
chise bond.
?Frank Baraett. who was shot on Mon?
day, died yesterday.
?Democratic caucus decides upon
fourth Thursday In May as the time to
? vote on the question of constitutional
?River and Harbor Committee will visit
State. -
?Norfolk's Superintendent of Puif.c
Schools opens a campaign against the use
of cigarettes by school boys.
?A mad dog bites the little son ot
, Councilman J. B. Newton, in Roanoke?
1 ?Th?? Watts lynching investigation not
fruitful of much results so far. but it
Ben Chambers? is arrested people who are
now .tiaktus in their shoes may also be
brought to book.
?Joel Egbert Motley? of Buckingham,
commits; suicide by throwing himself inte
an. open well.
?At 1 o'clock It was thought that Mr
Goebel would Uve through the night;.
?Senator Daniel spoke oa currency btt
y^Tav?or asks Federal aid from Mr. Mc
Fore Ig?.
?Gen*ral Butler t* reported to kave
acalrt crossed the Tugela rrw. Tha War
Office ?aya U ha* no rrmaen to uiafeNftoy?
^lliiur- fro? fci^n-fWeltW???

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