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Representatives of Contending
Parties Reach: Agreement,: :
OrcUr Convening Hie at
London to Be Revoked.
j:<K»'- ir £<'*>*«>«>' ot-tlic Asscmlily to
lie ItoMiuurd 'I'liiTCMi, "Without
jr-vfr.iion— itcK'iimiiiK t u[ Kml, It is
IJ<-Hov«>d. o£ I^xi^linu Clnsli;
1,01 JSVII-I.i:. ICY., r«-J»runry <i—
Shortly «fl«r mi <I vi - Jit. iht> llc]Hili!i
,-:n> ami l)o!ii<»'.-r*xtl»? conferrccs. in
M .svj(j;i "' lfi«" <»nlt Minis*;, licre,
<-iim<- lo an zittTfwiicrK. and a docu
ment .lrntyn uj. for «i;;nntnre.
II is Hiiitl the «fiT«-«'iin«n< is <U'
,i<!rtily fnvo ruble to the; Democrats.
(.nuTiior favlor i« to ->vilTi«lra\v the
troop* from <1»«- State tMiiiilin us :i(
lr:iiikr«rt, ami send tlii'm home.
The t)r«l<T convening: tin- r.eiriKln
mr»' nt l.nuiUni. Ivj-.. In to Ii«- .'re
vokod; ;«inl tl»«- n'mlnr sessions <i£
. . - .. -■ ■
the. General As*einl»l>- are in lie. rc
ninu-c* nt the State cH{»i<nl, vvitli'out
It i« Ijelieveil the n rulerjttrmtlitijj
?irri>o<l nt <o-nipl»t will result in an
amicniile j-«'ttl«»m»Mit of tlie <lisjm^e
betTwen tlie two parties in tliis
Staffs ntul «!*» away ivltli tJie dual
liiivcrnun'iilN now iissei-tin^- tlsem

A Djij of WfM Humors— .More. Artil
lery- sit Cjipitol.
FRAXKFORT. KY.. February s.—Gov
ernor TayJor Lo-nlght made a distinct of
5.r '.o puhmit the merits of his claim to
!'::*• gabernarorial chair in Kentucky to
any throe fr.ir-rnijujed men in th<? world.
Thi f=e !h!>-c- men to ha selected by
..'.he Unitpd -States Supreme Court. He •will
ailow ihm to arbitrate the case, and v.'ill
hb\-i»i by their decision.:
TJilf aiinounciexneiiL he made to a. cor I
resjiondent of the Associated Press sit G
o'clock to-night, at his office in '■ the" Exe
cutive building-.
Thi- announcement made bj- Governor
Tiv).<;- i;- -rj.-S-.-ir ---Of: .Ifl»4U'HJt!')U.-WUt5 -!lt
irieo v.ir>i] by the Associated Press cor
jfsi'ondent to LieutehanjC-Governor John
MarshiUl and Attorney David Fairleigh,
-Eppabliican members of the politicjil con
ference-.hrfa.-to-nigbt at Louisville.
Cliaosic is tlie only -n-ord that will de
svrji)e the jwlltical sltuiition as it existed
lyrday in Frankfort.. This condition arose
■not so much from anything that was
clone by. cither .«ide as from the countless
storie* and rumors that were .-iiread
.broadcast during the day.
Early in the morning it was '; positively
asserted by the Democrats and conlirmed
J'j- a fw Republicans that the legislative
passion in London was about to be called
°5" Jh " claimed to liave had
the highest possible assurances that Gov
riioi- Taylor would take such action, and
U !!>.- session of the Legislature would
be ht-Jd r.!) Frankfort, in the Capitol build
inß, \o-monmv.
Goveriior Taylor, however, altered the
Mtuiatiiin entirely by declaring to a corre
ej>o«<3ent ; of the Associated Press that
m- ni'oiing: at .London would proceed as
finally intended by him. He denied in
w most emphaiic manner that there
• a i...f ;i ;jiy iiJteinion on the part of the
.•vur.,K-;>.!, j iarly to abandon the London
of t>" !"i! "i AVas :l to many
_toe JJemocratic members of the Lests
wiure, „ who had absented themselves
IZ \ „ V ipitol over Sunday to prevent
>om-». „ mo " <j by Governor Taylor to
■J>w-y iht-m to London to make a. quo
l, .i.i<i who had returned on informa
an _ e^r.vt2iing: had been settled -and
«>yreement reached to convene the
rw!. £ r mV n lhc Capitol; Bynoon fully
no-^^ :a had Frfybi They knew
nothing of the situation, except what had
tie! 1 '!; Cned in messages received Ly
],".,,' i " ( ' iese wer « found to be iris-
U,p«r „' V ' hen thoy were confronted on
• .. arrival -; n Frankfort by the stale
r>i Go -vernor-.Ta.yJor's.
dar o^ '? Frankfort was County-Court
o~' e L. h comes on the first Monday of
wW r nth> an<l brlll - s to the city any
—j.r,t ' ro7li - <Kk) to "•°'> 3 outsiders" The
:■ , r 1 0-<3aywas smaljer than -usual,
h,> J ;V ! ' V a - ssurajic^ s hiid gone forth from
o'"t- vi ;re ' vas a s i r o«g possibility
i,L,."' U • and n "l>ody without spe.-ial
com ■ Sh ° Uld take 5t 11!)0n himself to
imffi^ town. The-. crowd,: however, was
..j.,i ..';n jy i ar g e to throng: the streets,
i^m ' C 0U P le d with the fact that the
t-mocr.-its were returning to the city
.« T.umbt-rs. and that, during the ?norn
):7.:. ' . ■ '' ast - political excitement ran
i, '". i- 1 ' !l "''' Adjutant-Genera! Collier
s ' I! f Kt more am]>le preparations for the
j ■!;.:-. hS ;,, ri o r pQggj^g trouble than he
«'i <!■•:,( ,- t t any previous" time.
A ■ thxee-im-'h rifled cannon was brought
rl» m ./i t!3e ;i:rnOr - v On ln « hillside and
j.^ !fl ; in the Capitol grounds, pointing
,' ; 'f ■' down Saint Clalr' street. , Am
■','■':'';- 1: was. placed besUle it; and be-
B i.v- Catling guvs, which were on
" ;: ;-!deK of it, -commanding the an-
Hhctc t 0 t },e Caj.'.tol building from the
?|. * l an(s southeast. ...
•ft'UJoup.h every leader of the .pemq
r»ii.j y,arty is now away fivm Frankfort.
• •* Kvncrjiiiy understood that the De
■ :nu- party, in case of a failure to
">■•:•.- with the Republicans in Louisville.
at oiH-e proceed to organize, a -State
V-'vtrnrnent. To vaold delay, the con
.r.'^^ ' Or t! "? Jninor positions on the '.State
"■«! win Vj^ determined immediately.
<;ov.rnor Beckbam will have to appoint
of state; a treasurer, J"!" 1 :m
*u<,nor. All these contests are little
•'»".* ti:au m<-re form, «11 rostSng upon
v . 1 " K a*ne evJd<?»c«? which .-ausod the Lc.
K^Jatur.; to <i<.<-!(3.. the Goebel-Taylor con
i''-n ln ffiV <»'' <»f the former. The coiHests
Jill !;.• decided by tlie Kl«tcioin •Oommis
*<«nen._ and th«-ir decision is .al ready a
I0 «-Bon«5 conclusion. '" '^
••'nong lhe jtrrivßlß to-day wns Colonel :
' ! 'onsas c. Campbell, of New VorK. ;or
!"«•>' or Cincinnati. He was in.c-onf<,'fence
iO-cay and to-i)l s ht : ';with the -friends of
Gov-omor -Goebcl. including the brothers,
Arthur and Justus. - - .
It Is stated ; .that Coler.ol Campbell is as
r rfc " ' ,WOrklnß, WOrklnß «P>a"yls6rous prose
mii < - ■that.:.ih e r«;ha« already beer
much infonnaiion- jraihered: by" detectives
on- which arrosts iir ,. expected soon.
*<• «.««;nIJ,Hv.. ■•A«lH;Coiioeniiii» Him
; I.o«nl_ Klcctlo,, Hoard i,, Cm»itol.
FRANKFORT, XV., February C-'l
will leave the ;sWtYtement ' of this con
troversy tv any three, fair-minded men
on earth.", said Governor Taylor, in an
interview. , his afternoon, with a corre
spondent of the Associated Press. "Isst
three men Ui whom the people have con
fidence--}* selected "liy the United states
Supreme; Court, and I will with all con
iulence submit the case to their arbitra
tion, and will cheerfully abide by their
decision in the matter. I was ."elected
Governor of. the State of Kentucky, not
;by a majority of 2.203. but by a majority
ot 40,000. and on that decision of the peo
;P»e I propo.se to stand.
"No'acts of the Legislature in regard
to ray case; Have been legal, because "no
meeting of the Legislature has been held
according to law.. The Constitution pro
vides that the ..Legislature shall' consist
01 two bodies, the Senate and the lower
house, and that these shall sit at the seat
•of-' govjrhmeiiu: That .seat of government
is in Frankfurt, unless the Governor con
venes the Legislature' at some other point.
l c have- convened the Legislature at Lon
don, where it will continue to sit, lor the
present, at least, and no action by- the
Democratic members of the legislature
can therefore have any legal standing.
••Another tlun^. 1 have m-ver /been
given ; formal,; notice Hint J had been de
posed by act' of the Legislature. When
such notice of the action of the Demo
cratic members of the Legislature is
given me; 1 will either ignore it or veto
it. -1
Governor Taylor then stated that the
ease of the Election Board is different
from that of the Legislature.
Continuing, he said:' "The law specifi
cally provides a room for them in the
State building, where they shall hold their
sessions^:: Of course, 1 was declared "elect
ed by the former board, so the present
board has nothing tv do with my case. .
The courts enjoined the gentlemen ap
pointed by me to lill the vacancies caused
"by the resignations of Commissioners
Pryor and Ellis from talcing their seats
on the board, and it is useless to sub
mit arguments to the present board, when
a.t least two members of that board have
already committed themselves in regard
to the contests before them. It is simply
a farce to tiring the cases of the other
State officers^ before the board."
The rule that no civilians should be al
lowed to enter ihe Capitol building, which
has prevailed since th-; Legislature was
compelled to leave it. one week ago. was
relaxed this afternoon, in favor of the
State Board of Ejection Commissioners.
They were permitted to enter, their: office
in the Capitol, for the purpose of attend
ing to some routine work relative to the
contests: made by the Democratic candi
dates tor the minor places on the State
ticket. . They were kept waiting for an
hour, however, at the south, gate .of the
Capitol-grounds, before they were ad
It was. 3 o'clock when Commissioners
Yonlz and Fulton, with Clerk Chenault
and Attorneys Scott and Hendrick, ap
proached the gate and demanded that
they be allowed to enter ihe office of the
commission for the purpose of attending
to the contest business. The request was
refused, the officer in charge of the gate
telling them to wait until >he could see
Colonel "Williams. Colonel Williams, it
was reported to the commissioners, could
not be found for a long time, but finally
word was brought to the. commissioners ;
c'liiiirniuu .lours AiM>»i:its si ComniH
t«.«r of Seimlors. liielmliiijs Daniel-
WASHINGTON". D. C, February 5.
(Special-)—Tliere is an effort being made
to harmonize the Democracy for the com
ing presidential campaign. It leaked out
to-day that Senator James K. Jones.
chairman of the Democr.itic Executive
Committee, on January 24th, appointed a
committee of. Democratic senators to
study the relations of the. United States
to the Philippines and Porto Rico, and
outline a policy on which all the Demo
crats in the Senate could unite. It is
learn.Hl on fairly good authority that the
investigations of the committee will go
further, and that the results of their de
liberations will, in a large measure, de
termine the platform of the next national
The committee is composed of the fol
lowing: Senator Daniel, of Virginia; Sen
ator Turley, of .Tennessee; Senator
Money, of Mississippi; Senator Bacon, of
Georgia, and Senator Tillinan, of South
The letter which Senator Jones trans
mitted to these gentlemen requested
them to report on some policy to be pur
sued in the Senate yin regard to Porto
Rico and the Philippines, in view of the
fact that a. large number of resolutions
of various kinds had been introduced, re
lative to these new possessions. It is not
known positively whether he. has. later
assigned new. duties to" the committee,
but it is reported that it is tacitly under
stood that their scope of work will be
much larger. The committee will make a
thorough study of the Philippine ques
tion, and willmake an attempfto clevise
a platform with a sufflcient number, of
planks to harmonize the Democrais, to
some extent at least, on the question of
expansion. The committee will endeavor
to draw a distinction between expansion
and; imperialism, so as to let all Demo
crats stand on that plank.
Tlie platform of all the Democratic na
tional conventions from 3SSO to -IS9G will
be studied carefully." It is not the inten
tion of Chairman Jones; to abandon any
of the principles' heretofore enunciated
;l)v Democratic conventions, but to so
broaden the platform as to give some
planks that will coincide with "the views
of all kinds "of Democrats. It is IIk«ly, :
that the committee will go into oth*r
questions than expansion.
. It is nnderstbod that Chairman Jones
appointed .the committee at the. request
of .Mr. Bryan, who was in the city last
week. : ■; •
'J'iie Hcst i'rcucriiiiioH for Chills
and' Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic. -Tlic formula is plainly, printed
on etch package. \Il is sirrply Iron and
Quinine in a ..lat'sieltss form, and is com
pounded in corifct proportions. f;.Tiie:
reason imitators do not advertise their.
formula- is because they; know you: would:
not buy their aie'dlcine if you knew :its
ingredients. {Grove's is the original, and
is tlie only chill and~iever: remedy, sold
throughout the eiuiro malarial section; or ;
the United States.. No cure, no pay.; Price; .
00; cents. r _ r i.; ■- - , r - •_ , ; ;;: .y.-
mo tuc ims; i j|.ir
II ■-' .| i I imm • - IB 3m I B :-- . ■ h*M Iftl M i
Oiir Delegation in Congress Favors
S, Jt L, Road to Washington,
This a Cardinal Tenet of the
Democratic Party. . .
Uuildiiipr of .Vctf tine Slioiilrt Jle
Gusirnn<«-00, suul Coniinouwcultli
Slioiild Heceivc for Its X., FC & P.
StocU at Lvusit !?200 I'cr Sliarc.
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 5.—
(Special.)— "l think my position in oppo
sition to monopolies is too well known to
need any statement of my views in re
gard to the bill authorizing the Seaboard
Air-Line to extend its trunk line to
Washington," said . Representative Epes,
when approached- to give his views on
that question to-day. "Believing the pro
position of the Sta board people to be
equitable and just to the Commonwealth
of Virginia, 1 can see no possible reason
for refusing to grant them the privilege
of constructing another railroad from
the capital of Virginia to the capital of
the nation. 1 have the same objection to
fostering and continuing railroad monopo
lies that I have to encouraging monopo
lies in other branches of business.
"I do not desire to be put in the posi
tion of advising the Virginia Legislature
in this matter. That body is composed
of earnest, able, and 'conscientious men,
who Avill do justice both to tho interests
of the State and to the railroads, but
speaking for myself. I would say that as
a Democrat and as a citizen of Virginia;
I heartily favor the construction of the
new road. ■ . -
"I have a very slight acquaintance with
,Mr. John Skelton Williams, but I have
watched his career with the keenest in
terest. Ho is a brilliant young financier,
and his achievements are accredit to his
State and his native city. He* has, by
constructing new roads, and acquiring
others already built, formed a great
■trunk line from the Gulf to Richmond,
which must necessarily prove of great
material benefit to that city and to the
State of Virginia.
"It would be strange, indeed, if, after
getting the right of way through half a
dozen that, he, should only..:meet
with opposition' when' iiu reached the bor
ders of his native State, and that- his
own people should say to him:. ' Thus far
shall them go, and no farther.'"
Representative Lamb said: "I am in
terested as a private citizen in this ques
tion, holding that a representative in
Congress should refrain from attempting
to influence the members of the Legisla
ture. I have the greatest confidence in
the judgment and patriotism of the pres
ent Legislature, and think they " have
the interest of their State at heart,
as they certainly have the courage
of their convictions. I do not think
that the offer of a 32 per cent, divi
dend on the Frodericksburg stock will
weigh with the Legislature, for the con
sideration . is, as I understand, that the
property is still to be exempt from tax
ation, and no rival road is to be built.
True, the Frederieksburg road is now ex
empt from taxation, but it is the only
one in. the State that is. One of the many
advantages of a competing line would be
the taxes paid to the counties through
which the road passes. We know that
public indignation lias been expressed
because of one other road in the Slate
having been exempt from city and coun
ty taxation. The Democratic party is
pledged to oppose ail monopolies, and I
feel confident that their representatives
in the Legislature will not foster and en
courage a great railroad monopoly."
Said Congressman Hay: "1 am heartily
in favor of the Legislature's granting a
charter to the Seaboard Air-Line from
Richmond to Washington. I regard the
enterprise as being" of vital importance to
the material interests of the State, and
think that no holdings which the State
may have in any other railroad ought to
inliuence any member of the Legislature
to vote against the proposed charter,
which, in the end, will pay the Slate! a
great deal more than its holdings in: the
Richmond. Fredericksburg and Potomac,
even though they do propose a dividend
of 12 per cent. Of course, I do not intend
to interfere I ' with the action of the Vir
ginia Legislature, nor would ]' appear to
interfere with any legislation, but as a
citizen I feel a deep interest in our ma
terial welfare and in the growth of the
capital of the State. And it seems to me
that there can be no argument success
fully advanced against the granting of a
charier to a,n enterprise which will tend
to build up Richmond dry and the coun-.
iry through which the railroad will pass."
■ "In my judgment," said Congressman
Jones, "the new railroad would be a
benefit to people who reside in the upper
end of the district which I have the
honor to represent. . I have" no special
knowledge as to the State's holdings in
the Richmond. Fredericksburg and Poto
mac road, and I haven't given much,
thought or consideration to the matter.,
but. on- general principles I believe in
competing railroads. I, of. course, think
that -before a charter of this sort should
be granted the General Assembly ought
to be well satisfied as to the finances
and 'bona fides .of the new company. As
to this, I have ;no information. My Un
derstanding is that this new road will
pass through the upper, part' of -the dis
trict which I represent, -and naturally I
should like to set- my people", get "^addi
tional railroad facilities, and believe it
would at once' result in the. upbuilding of
that country." ,; , - .' ".'.."'
Representatives Rliea' and Vouug now !
have on their hands oleetiorT contests,"
. threatening- the security of their seats in
Coivgeress. and both . gentlemen "are too j
busy with, those matters to give much
attention -to outside things.'' The former,,
therefore, asked to .be -. excused from dis
cussing .the 'question, -while ■ Mr. .Young
frankly admitted that he -was not posted
on" the. .- merits ; of. the "controversy. "1;
\vould bo willing to express "myself,"; he"
smilSngly-Ysaid. '.''but' Inasmuch -as I 'don't
know-- anything about i; the. question", smy
views would, liot.'be worth anything." :; :
• ■:"•"■' / int. otey. ■,''-} ; : Y: : \: J -
'.." Congressman .'..Otey said- the; matter; did
not directlyvconcern l ..his .district,; ■''-"■'anil
hti.c;' ■ - • i~"'» -"i i.oi ;., iii«cus« It. '
■ "As ;liinderstand,J' said Senator Martin,
"the ; 'Seaboard ■■Company .wants'
to build a lino from to
Jngton'i -The only objection made to 'grant-,
ing a. charter ; f on.', that : purpose ; is the
fact that the construction bfa- competing
line would impair to • some extentv the
•value^of. the -Richmond,'. FrecleTicksburg
and Potomac stock : ■.•'■'a'ridv dividend '•; obligar.'
tions held by, the; State.' To: meat jthat
objection ;'' the. ' Sraboard Air-Line people
propose. ', if. the State -will, offer, its-hold
ings of Richmond, Frederickaburg. and Po-'
■ tomac securi ties .for . sale at ; public I auc
tion, to start;, the" bidding .'at. ?200 -for
each share of .JIQO.- and to guaranteo a
sale at that price, unless some one else
bids and pays a higher price. In other
v.-ords, the Seaboard Air-Line,. Company
offers to build a new. line. of railroad from
Richmond, to Washihgion, ..and .: at : the
same time to; save the: ,. State'; hajrrhless
from any loss in the value" of its. existing
investment by guara.nteeing :a sale ;of its
Richmond; •Fre'derickKburg:.. and Potomac
stock and dividend oblisatioris at- 5200 per
share, at the least. -
".This proposition of the, Seaboai'd; Air-
Line people seems^ tome a. .fair one. Tlie
State would be making a. fair sale of Us
investment, and would secure" a much
needed public improvement. ■ It shouldbe
borne in mind that the State owns less
than a sixth of . the. stock and dividend
obligations of the .FJehmond. Fredericks
burg and Potomac, and surely it will
not undertake' 'to maintain a monopoly
of railroad transportation between Rich
mond and Washington for. less than- one
sixth of -the profits. The .Democrats of
Virginia, in my opinion, will not maintain
such a .•monopoly, -.or -stand in the. way "of
fair enterprise and progress. - IT the Sea
board Air-Line people are in earnest :md
will build this new line, and at the same
time protect the' interest of the'-'.State,'as
above, indicated, I think they should have
the charter. This new enterprise is head
ed by an earnest.. "energetic, and.able
young Virginian, and he is entitled not
only to iair treatment, but to all. the en
couragement and support we can give
him."^' .
"I am not informed as to the details
of the' railroad' contest before the Legis
lature," said Senator Daniel, "but if ; the
Seaboard line proposes in good faith to
build a road from- Richmond: to Washing
ton asid is willing also to protect or buy
at' a ' fair figure the State's Interests in.
the Richmond, Fredericksburg ancl Poto
mac railroad, the true policy, as I con
ceive, is to give them the privilege.". : .'•,.'."
Congressman Swanson coiild not be
seen with reference to the matter in hand.
Jle is in Richmond.
Congressman Rixey, when approached,
expressed a feeling of diffidence in saying
aught concerning a matter, pending be
fore the Legislature but he nevertheless
admitted that he favored the granting of
a charter to the Seaboard line, provided
that company really intended to build a
new road and would guarantee protection
to the State's interests He expressed
himself as opposed to monopolies, and
thought his constituents would be bene
fited by the road's running -through his
_ — «T»»
oharu:sto>;, s. c., moves.
Petitions .Virginia ' 1 o Grunt (lie Aiiti
' ' aionopoly ChJUMer.
CHARLESTON, S. C, February 5.
(Special.)-"There will be general disap
pointment throughout the South Atlantic
States if the General Assembly of Vir
ginia shall fail to pass the bill to^incor-
I porate the Richmond and Washington
Air-Line Railway Company." That is
what the News nnd Courier said this
morning in urging, the Charleston Cham
i ber of'CoTnmeree-. to ask the Virginia'
Legislature to grant the chartxr.
The News and Courier continued: "The
people of Charleston feel that they can
make known their wishes and interests
in this matter without suspicion of inter
ference in the local affairs of Virginia.
This city is vitally interested in any pro
ject which will assure, better means of
communication with northern markets.
Twelve or fourteen thousand car-loads o_f
agricultural products originate in
Charleston territory, which must find a.,
market in northern cities, and the expe
rience of many years has proved that
Charleston cannot hope for best results
from its truck-growing and other inter
ests so long as the producers and the
merchants of this city and , section are
confined to a single route in going to
market. The producers and dealers here
would be thousands of dollars better off
had they not been shut out of market by
the Fredericksburg monopoly. ' which is
opposed to the spirit of the age and is a
drag upon commerce.
'•The projectors of the Richmond and
Washington Air-Line have the means am 1 ,
the disposition to carry forward the un
dertaking for which they ask a charter,
and it is th« 3 duty of the commercial or
ganizations and ' the buniness-men' of
Charleston to help them in every prac
ticable way. Another raliroad from Rich
mond to Washington means another rail
road-for Charleston and the South,, and*
another railroad means better rates and
quicker dispatch."
At a special meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce to-day, called to consider this
matter, the following resolutions- v. ere
Whereas, the Chamber of Commerce of
Charleston, S. C.'j has noted with interest
that a bill has been introduced in the
Legislature of our sister State of Vir
ginia for the incorporation of a railroad,
to be known as the Richmond and ,Wash
inglon' Aii--Line railroad, and appreciat
ing the importance to the entire South of
such a railroad, realizing that at present,
although there are' three trunk linos en
tering Richmond from the South, and
also several trunk lines" from the North
and East entering Washington, there ex
ists but one line, and that with only a
single track,, between Richmond, the
capital of Virginia and the gateway ot
the South, and Washington, the national
capital and gateway to the North, and
appreciating, further, that the entire
South is most keenly interested in r-ecur
ing additional railroad facilities between
the North and the South, and being es
pecially interested on behalf of our own
city, Charleston, which has for many
years felt the ;burdens imposed upon our
"people by the one line now in operation
between Richmond and. Washington, and j
which amounts to a practical monopoly,
and whose truck farmers v alone ship an
nually more than 10.000 cars of vegetables
to the North and East: therefore, be it
Resolved, by. the Chamber of Commerce
of Charleston, that we earnestly .-ecom
mend the proposed new road, and -hope
that the Legislature of Virginia ..will see I
its way clear to granting this charter.
>'I»eniisy"-Y«iJ<lerl»llt Comliine to
'"'Get Thul Rojul. ' :
NEW YORK, February a.— The Ilerald
to-morrow will say:- . ■■..-.
It. is; the plan of Pennsylvania .railroad
interests and their allies, as represented
by ■ President A. J. . Cassatt, to ; ,.obtain \ a
voice' ih; the managenierit of •- the /Norfolk
and Western' railroad. This is. a. part of
the- general. 1 Vanderbilt ; Pennsylvania
scheme.; .which; has for its object ari= alli
ance of all the railroads of the East, hay-;
ing seaboard ' terminals;: .whereby the
"eastern rate will be so Securely {held, in
the hands. of the. dominant interests;that
railroad wars will be; impossible.;. ; ;
;. First Cli umimprne. Cent Hvy It mi. •■■■'-'•
{ G. II; Mumm & Co.-reached.the goal 'of
ally champagne.-, houses in 1890; importing
109,303.' : cases : : of" their "unsurpassed -Extra'
Dry. ' leading ; any other -brand ;':by^.72--W5 :
cases. ;■' The : . ; IS95'- vintage -vr.owr imported
equals :its-:best : -predecesoors.
The Bill Before the Senate Com
mittee This Afternoon, ' -
This is .Now Made Jor tlis Holdings of
the Commonwealtn. f
jonN n. TrcivEß foii . judge.
Receives tlie Cnncus Nomination ta
rrcsidc Over tl»e Ki'sriiteentlt Cir
. ciiit— Stnte Coniniittee to Consider a
. Convention — tesislativc Gossip.
"The preliminary skirmishes in the fight
of. the Seaboard Air-Lino for a charter
to construct a road from . this city to
Washington have been going on 'actively
now for. the past two weeks. The first
big gun of the campaign will be; lircd
this afternoon, when the -bill will be dis
cussed before the Senate Committee on
Up to -yesterday the had been
complicated by the "presence in the field
of another body of corporators, who also
wanted to secure a charter to parallel
the Richmond, Fredericksburg a.nd Poto
mac, and they have -been, so to speak,
firing from ambush. The gentlemen, be
hind this bill have, however, yielded the
fieidto the Seaboard . Air-Line and thbse
who were up to yesterday fighting for
the charter of the Washington and Rich
mond Company are now united in asking
the. Legislature to grant the charter to
the Richmond" and Washington Company.
They will withdraw Jheir bill at the meet
ing this afternoon and the committee will
be called upon to consider only that which
has been presented by the Seaboard Air-
.This bill will, however, be amended in a.
most important particular. In the bill,
as originally • presented, the Seaboard
offers to purchase the State's interest in
the Richmond, .Fredericksburg and Poto
mac at SKJO for the common stock and
$200 for the dividend obligations. To-day
however, they will increase this offer, to
?2CO per share for both securities.
. This ofiler' will very, materially change
the status of affairs,' and among those in
a position to know it is assorted, that it
will insure the; granting of the charter.
The only obstacle in the .way of the
charter which has been urged is a finan
cial one. in that it.; is. con tended that the
• Statt^s-'tniereF tv.iv.U! -suffer by, tli«-. diminu
tion in value of her holdings in the.Rich
mond Fredericksburg and Potomac should
a parallel road be built. i <
The gentlemen who ask for the charter
on behalf 'of 'the Seaboard Air-Line have
figured closely on this proposition, and
their offer of $200 per share will be made
to meet this contention. The State's an
nual revenue from the Richmond, Fede
ricksburg and Potomac has averaged
about 330,000. The proceeds of one share
of stock at S2OO will, it is figured, pur
chase century bonds at S5 cents to the
amount of -$235.30, the interest upon which,
at. 3 per cent., amounts- to. $7.05. This will
yield in interest annually for the '!,579
share's and dividend* obligations the sum
of £«,Q37.35.
The aggregate amount of the bonds
which may be purchased on a basis of U5
cents from the proceeds of the Richmond,
<Frederickslmrg and Potomac stock will
be ?1, 1C0.9G8.70, which, if placed at com
pound interest, will, it is estimated, pay
the State debt many years sooner: than
the dividends from the Richmond, Frede
ricksburg and Potomac will.
These figures are being arranged in tabu
lar and most comprehensive form for
submission to the committee this after
noon, and. while V.i t: will be emphasized
that the State will, if she accepts. the offer
of the Seaboard, be able to secure a.bond
ed revenue of 533.057.35 annually, she will
also receive from the new property to be
constructed an annual' tax of more than
$20,000. which, two sums .together, will. U
is argued, offset the 12 per cent., offer
made several days' ago' by the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac people.
In addition to making this attractive
financial exhibit to the committee the
Seaboard officials'" will offer to guarantee
the construction of the new road between
this city and Washmington. and, if. re
quired to do so, will express their entire
willingness to execute a bond to that
effect- •'■'.„
It has not been decided as yet who will
anpear before- the committee this after
noon in the: various interests, but both
sides will be. represented by eminent
counsel, and every point Possible will be
urged. The Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac counsel will undoubtedly
emphasize the offer "made by th.it com
pany to increase the interest on the
State's holdings and guarantee annual
dividends of 12 ' per cent, per a nnum on
both': the common stock and the dividend
obligations. ,
The Seaboard counsel will, however,
endeavor to. offset :this, proposition by
questioning the legality of such an offer.
It will be contended : by them that the
offer of the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac was authorized by a bare
quorum of their stockholders, and that
the following • paragraph <25) in - I heir
charter, as printed on page 127 of the
Acts of 1833-34. prohibits such action:
"All* machines,;. wagons, vehicles, and
carriages .purchased as aforesaid, .with
the funds of the. company and all their
works constructed under the authority
of this' : act, and all Profits which ' shall
accrue- from the: same, shall be vested in
the respective shareholders ot! the. com
pany, forever, in proportion to their re
spective , shares,; and the ; same shall be
deemed personal estate, and shall : be 'ex
empt Yfrom any . public charge or tax
whatsoever." '-
The consensus of "opinion in legislative
circles last night: was.; to the effect^ that
the:! committee; would this afternoon
make a., favorable ; report"' oh :the ;bill, : and
that the. Seaboard, would-be granted the
charter. - Senator Thomas S. Martin 'nnd
Congressmen :Haj\vSwanson. and* Epes
were in the city .Sunday, and •„ while here
discussed the: quf'Stion- with a. riumber.'of
the '• members -of -the General Assembly.. It
is understood 1 that. all ot'th«;\yisitihg"K<in-.
tlernenVfavdfed^theJ; charter^' and .; that
they; contended^ that 'for .{the : State to)re
fuse a': fair offer',- tpTdispose- a&ther hold
ings\'r- in 'the : Richmond, ' -Frederioksbufg
and Potomac,-^ and' to^thereby ; check :Ui[
riibvemeht ."; to? v build ; railroad"
tlirotigJiv unopened .territory, /wouiaHK-'
iiound i to ;' the :irijury "of the Denioerutic
/party.;..-;;- .\, *" . ' . - .
"The , committee iwill' meet: at 4 o'clock.:
. this afternooh in.Koom So. 1, on the. top
floor "of the Capitol. :■ and it is thousht
that the argument nvUl; consume, 3eve>-iU
hours. ." There' yias; a strong lobby; at Uhe
■ Jen*erso!V-.»ast'"nish't;;"'th"»';counsel; : ;qint>6th. :
sides and their friends Putting in -their,
final strokes .upon such members, of the
committee as could Jbe found. ' 1: ~;.. - '
---P.rominent among the 'figures at 'the
Jefferson was Colonel, A. B; Andreyrs." the
first vict-pre.--;de!it of the Southern. Mr.
Andrews is well known and popular/ and
he was in^frequeiit .conference -with mem
bers of: the Legislature, Stale ■otlicials.
and. brticinl.sVjf the- Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac. It Is 'understood,
that : the -influence -;.of the /Southern
railway is being exerted ' to prevent the
granting" of 'the charter, to ' the Richmond
and Washington Air-Line.
"The.foliowing telegram. ■: which explains
itself, was received ■'■'■'
- Charleston. S.C., February 5. ISOO.
The President of, the Richmond Chamber
of Commerce.' Richmond. Va.: : . .
The -following resolution was unani
mously adopted- by .the Chamber of .Com
merce of J Charleston: * ; ; :
• Whereas,, the Chamber of Commerce .of
Charleston, S.' C-, has /noted with interest
that a bill has .been intx-oduced .- in the
Legislatureof our sister State of Virginia
for the Incorporation of a raJlroad J to be
known as; the. Richmond and Washington
Air-Line railroad, iand ai>preciating the
Importance to the'entire SouthVof -sucli. a
railroad, realizing: -that at present, : 'al
though there are 'three trunk lines en
tering ■;'.. Kiehmond from the South,
and : also several-trunk lines - from
the -North and East entering Washington,
there exists button© line, and that iWith
only a single trnck. between Richmond,
the capital of Virginia; the gateway or
the South.: and Washington, the national
capital, the gateway to the North, .and
appreciating further that the South isf
most keenly interested in securing addi
tional railroad facilities between the
North and the South, and being: specially
interested in behalf ol our own city
(Charleston), which has for many years
felt the burdensMmposed upon our people
by the one. line, now in operation be
tween Richmond and Washington, and
vyhi-ch amounts to a practical monopoly,
and whose truck-farms alone ship annu
ally more, than 10.CCO cars- of vegetables
to the North and East: therefore be it
Resolved (by the Chamber of. Commerce
of Charleston). That we earnestly recom
mend the proposed new road, and hope
that :the. Legislature of Virginia will see
its way clear to granting this charter.
, T. R. M'GAHAN, President;
HENRY TUPPER. Secretary,
Chamber, of Commerce, Charleston.
The Manchester ' Business-Men's Asso
ciation last, night adopted strong I resolu- ;
tions endorsing the bill. !
He is i\o :n ina toil Ovi-r Jiul^e Um»»>*
in ; tlie Kisl»teentli Circuit.
Mr. John Randolph Tucker. Jr., of Bed
ford, formerly a popular member of-. tit*
Richmond Bar, was last nighty nominated
over Judge J. A..:Dupuy for Judge of the
(eighteenth Judicial,/ Circuit. The fight
was close .. ajid exciting. The vote was:
Tucker, -f0; Dupuy, ,CG. The nomination
was made unanimous.
The caucus, by unanimous vote, admit
ted Delegate W. W..Uaugh, of Prince.
George and Surry, who was elected over
Mr. Barhain, the nominee recognized by
the State Committee. There will be'an
other conference to-morrow night to pass
upon the Stickley case from Shenandoah.
: Delegatu Whitehead called the caucus
to order, in the absence from the city of
Chairman T. C. Pilcher, and Hon. John
F. Ryan was selected as temporiiry chair
man. Mr. Parks offered a resolutiojn,
which was adopted, providing for a. caTi
cus.:'-on Wednesday night to pass upon
the Democracy: of Delegate Stiekley, and
further providinsr that he be admitted to
this caucus witiiout a vote.-
jMr.-'Hiibard - tuen subinitte'd the rer>oi : f'
of the special to investigate
the Democracy of Delegate W. W. Baugh.
which report was unanimous in its re
commendation that this gentleman be ad
mitted to the caucus. The report was
unanimously adopted with applause, and
a committee was sent to invite Mr. Baugh
into the hall.
.This being concluded. Dr. Priddy intro
duced Senator A. Nash Johnson, the new
senator fram Roekbridge, and moved that
he-b e permitted to participate in the de
liberations of the caucus. The motion
was adopted.
Senator Keezell called up the judgeship
contest, and offered the following:
"Resolved, That it is inexpedient to
nominate and elect a judge for the Eigh
teenth Judicial Circuit at this session of
the Legislature." .
The Senator spoke to his resolution, and
urged that if iio election was held Judge
piipiiy would continue in office until .his.
successor was elected, and if he wen.
elected, and under>;constitutional changes
the State was redistricted as to judicial
circuits. Judge Dupuy would prove a
stumbling block. Messrs. Southall and
McAllister opposed the resolution, and it
was defeated.
At this juncture the chairman called
for nominations. A profound silence
reigned'for several" minutes, after which
Senator Glass humoroiin'.y placed the
name of Senator Clay tor before the
caucus. Claytor had been se
lected to nominate Hon. J. R. Tucker,
"and he arose when. Senator Glass called
his name, and expressing surprise that
no one had nominated the incumbent.
Judge Dupuy, placed the name of John
Randolph Tucker before the body. He
asserted that four fifths of the legislative,
delegation from, the Eighteenth Circuit
were endorsing- Mr. Tucker's . candidacy.
Mr. Claytor asserted that the Senator
from Roanoke endorsed Mr. Tucker's
candidacy, whereupon Delegate Dupuy, a
brother of the Judge, asked if he had any
authority for that,statement. Ife' replied
affirmatively, and concluded with an elo
quent tribute to the subject of his nomi
Delegate Howies followf-d Senator Clay
tor. and said: "Why the gentleman
should have read me out of th« Eigh
teenth Circuit I do not know; if 1
do not represftit Roanoke. I should like
to know what I do represent." Mr. Bowks
then nominated Judge Dupuy, and paid
an eloquent tribute to him.
Dr. Fitz'patrick seconded the nomination
of Mr. Tucker. lie grew eloquent as he
proceeded, and said- if Mr. Tucker were
elected' it would be like the" mantle of
Ellijah falling upon - the'- shoulders of
"Senator Watkins s-eonded the nomina
tion "of Judge Dupuy, and read a. list ot
lav.-j.ers from the Eighteenth Circuit who
endorsed the Judge as his own successor.
Mr. Watkins spoke in ihe highest terms
of Judge Dupuy. who, he said, was a
man of high character and legal ability.
"Mr. Kelley made an lmpasstuned ay
pea! in behalf of Mr." Tucker, and lira,
burst of eloquence seconded hiH-nomina
tion. After tfpeakin? «* MM l * ■.illustrious
forefathers,- 'the "gentleman from Rich
mond said: ;•; "Though- he- 'A-as born 'with a
silver, spoon in his mouth, there was but
little porridge" -n that' spoon: he has had
his .own way to.carve through, life, and
he has risen gradually to a most enviable
position at the .bar, of hit? State, v.-hich his
lately deceased 'uricle": adorned." "-;-: "\:
Mr/ Cardwell advocated , the nomination
oi Judge - : Dupu>v AVhen. he 'concluded. M^r.
Ahdersoh- spoke in ad\"ocacy of J!r. TutSk
er's "candidacy." and'hls' sp<ft«ch- was- fo;i
lowed by ; cries of V Voce." Tin; roll was
then called, as follows: ;-:' - "" -
;,'For ; ;'/ Dupuy— Messrs. Alcers. ; Ayer<?,
Baugh, ; Boaz,; Bowles. Card weii.iClement.:
Cowanr': Donohoe; r; Dupuy. Kwetl,-^ Gent; ;
r No ".; well-regulated 1 household -•should" be
without' Dr. J.] G. ■"•-. 11. '.; Siegert* & .- Sun'aTAn
gostura •Bitter i, V unequalled as ■ an. / appeT
lister. . • .
hsTiiQMTiJry i nncr !J
. I uniidiiiiyOofe
1M Mri Caffer/s Senfimerii-
Touching the Philippines, I
Entitled to All Ri^lits Guaranteed b^
■ ■•■ .;';-■[ - ■-'■:- ■ ■ -."' :. ; - .•■'■■'■■■" ' ' '
Our Constitution, i. -!
/ : 1
31 r. Dln.imorc Points Out Purpoke toC"
Ketaln Control of and XltJmateljj
A7»«iorb Culm— Champ Clairk oaOit
I'olj-Kamon.H Snltaii — Etc. -...-■>.- --"'.-f
WASHINGTON". .February G.-Senatofi
Caffery, oE.jLouisiana, In a discussion, oil
the Philippine question in the Senate to-«
day, broke new ground in developing- n (a
position as an anti-expansionist. VV'ithj"
cliaracteristic courage of. convictioji, h<n
said: "Turn the FilipLnos loose aa' aooit
as wo can get rid of them. TEtat .vrouTcl'
be better for them, and Intiniteiy better
for us.". ; .
llr. • Caffery's argument was mainly a
discussion o£ -the con.stitutional question^
involved in the Philippine policy. ' .-.
Soon afterward Senator Foraker,: chair*
man of the Commutes on tha PaoYila
Islands and ; E'oc.to Rico, reported a -bill
I>roviding :i form of government foe
Forto liico.
Mr. Gallinger, of New Hampahire, _i-vt
sented a statement of the views of aim
self anu Tilr. Perkins, of California, dis
senting in part from the majority report
A bill ~,vas passed, creating a new divi
sion of the Eastern Judiciat District c£
Tcanessce. '$;,'
Mr. Gallinger giiva notice that at an
early date by would oifer an amendment
to the rules of the Senate, .; providi'.'K
thai all resolutions,, when introduced,
shall bo referred without debate, itnlens,
unanimous consent be glverr for i:vm<-.
diate consideration. .
A resolution offered by Mr. Petius. "of.
Alabama, inquiring of the Secretary <j£
the Navy if lie had declined to supply to
'the ' Court of Claims information lelutlvo
to naval courts-martial, was laid before
the Senate. After Mr. Pettus had dis
claimed any desire to reflect upon tfcii
Secretary of the- Navy, and in a. ipeeca
urged Congresa to build up a gre'u: navy
and to provide nuvalvofilcers ami men,
"head and. shoulder's above . those; of any.
other nation.'.' thy /esplution 'v/aa paaae'd.
! ..:..,.^^f^.;CAJ2ZEB?V'S'Sti:^CIL'"- w v-;H
Mr. Caffery then spoke on the seriea ot
resolutions offered by Mr. . Bacon, of
Georgia, and cognate resolutions. Ho
maintained that the Constitution extends
absolutely over the- Fllipinou. He dis
sented- from the ' : proposition /that- this
country should take over th£ -Philippine
Islands, as proposed by Mr. -Beveridpe.
He said no more momentous que^tloa wuh
ever presented tt> tut- ; Consrnsß pti-tho
United State* than that of determining
what disposition should be made -of thoaw
islands. He deciarecl that thr: question
was broudly presented whether Congress
could exercise sovereijai power and juris
diction over the territory which mischt bo
acfiu'red by the United States Govern
Mr. Caffery said he tli<l hot de ivy that
the United States was a nation, or that
it" had the rights of a sovereign power or
."But," he said, "I do deny : tha^ Con
Xeir Orleans, liii.. FeliruuTy ill--7j
3r<»l»Ile, A!k.. I'ehrnary Ul-U7. IDOO.
: For the above occasions, the Southern;
railway will sell ; tickets frorin all coupon
stations on Its* line New Orleans, La.."
and Mobile, Ala., and return, at one fare'
for the round trip. . ' > '.
Tickets will be on sale February 20tli
to 25th. inclusive, with return limit March,
15; 1W).
This offers a rare opportunity to thoso
wishing to visit those popular southern
cities, at a most desirable season.. Thu
Southern offers double daily, limited.'ser
vice between thirf section and the above*
named points— viz., the United States
Fast Mail and the Washington and South,-?
western Limited. In addition to; through.
Pullman and Thoroughfare cars.-, both .of
these famous trains carry, elegant' hotel
dining-cars, and requiring only one nlghc
on the road between Richmond and Ns.r.
. h..a *. WESTIiUR Y. T. P. A. .
I'Ul.tl>ury ; N. Vlto*»
the best breakfast food.
. . , nam£?»oinl.
The best Koses. Violets, CarnationV. an<!
other Cut-Flowers, always on hand. Spe
cial attention given to weddings, und de
corating. ' . -r - -. - t .
♦'I'ill.Hliury** H<"Ht**
}s the "best Flour. '
Drin 1c Kenny*.* .T«ai* , anil Coffers.
Highest quality: lowest pricea. Pura
Sugars-sold at cost. C- D. KENNVjCO.. /,:
Northwest corner Broad and 'Sixth
..streets; southeast corner Main' and
• Seventeenth streets. .
IMlljiJutry'* Flnkeil Oat*/: .;
V ■ ; the best" money-can buy. : : ;
The Weather,
— ' ■ 1 WASHINGTON, February's.—
FAIR for Tuesday an<l V»"e<i
: i- :>' •• j nefulay: • - ■ -.. ... ,• i
: Fair Tuesday; ' in\
creasing cloudiness Wednesday; •-•arlabid
winds, shifting to southerly.:
North 'Carolina ; : an<l 'South' CaroUnh—-
Partly. doudy Tuestlay and ,U*edncs(!ay: ;
•.vhYd-s shlf t'.uji^to ; light runa freshv;*6u;h
erly.;: : -.--"•- ■ * ■'
YBSTEFtDAY''v»-u.-* clear and plvM-suric. »>».
The : . range 1 of the thernromeier 'was us :',>"

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