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HSM-ffi Siffla SS I WHOLE NUMBER;. 10,159.
WASHINGTON, Kob. O.-Forccast for
Friday and Saturday:
VI ? gin In?Pair Krldnv; Saturday Incroue.
lng cloudiness, probnbly rain In south?
west portion and warmer In south por?
tion: fresh northwest winds shifting to
North Carollna?Fnlr Krldnv; Saturday
Increasing cloudiness, probnbly rain and
warmer; fresh north to northeast winds.
While the atmosphoro was keen yester?
day. Ihn cold was not so Intenso ns hnd
been expected, the mercury not having
reached the freezing point at midnight.
Indications are for warmer weather to?
morrow, j
9 ?. M. 3?G?
12 M. ??
3 G. ?. li!
l? P. M.42
9 P. M. ...-..30
12 midnight . 3'i
Ai'erngo . 33
Highest temperature?( P. M. 13
Lowest temperature?S ?. M.?.33
Mean tetti parature yesterday.38
Normal temperature for Feb. 3?
Departure from normal temperature. 02
Precipitation during past '?4 .hours... 00
? Fob. 6, isori.
?un risos....7:11 I HIGH TIDE.
Sun sets.r.:*W Morning.11:28
Moon sets...1:41* | Evening.11:57
Olrolaml Iosoh his license and hla
?alonn to be torn down?City Attorney's
opinion on street-car transfers-Com?
mittee divides against Sunday racing
Attorney-General Anderson ls In a hos?
pital Imre-Funeral of A. J. Kord to?
day-The agreement reached with tele?
graph operators-Mr. K. II. Clowes sus?
tained In the Hugar Bottom Jones case
Great move on foot at Richmond Col?
lege-Opinions In tho Supreme Court
? Prof, Dabncy to write a history of re?
construction in the South-Legislature
declines to reduce the mx on intangllde
personal propertv-University of Vir?
ginia bills postponed; ono incorporating
the alumni endorsed-Great work among
th? sailor??rYoung Richmond lady to
undertake mission work-A letter from
Bishop GirtKin-Price of coal likely to go
down-Letti-r of Bev. J. 11. Light on
Virginia schools causes a sensation- '
Petersburg ears likely to soon run to
Seventh and Broad-Police officer gets a
black eye in a difficulty-Trlgg Company
to resume business soon with large capi?
tal-Passenger ?nul Power Company con?
templating tho oreetlon of ? large car
barn and repair shop?Strong plea mode
by General Lee for the'Jamestown bill
Police Board pends check to former
clerk-B?rksdale's pure election bill
likely to pass the' House-Further de?
tails of the grave desecration at Onnn
cock-Warm debate tn Senat* over
electric rallwav bill. MANCHES?
TER-Semmo? aiid Stockton Streets to
be **?*wr?jv<>l? l?uililiiig permits are
grants ' ? ..Anierl' an Mer hantes celebrate
their anniversary-Concert and cantata
a success-Bltifo claes at the Southern
Railway shops-Smallpox patients re?
cover-Lost watch recovered?Mr. John
Balrd Is? painfully burned-Supervisors
tnko a trip-Olympia Club to hold a
Middlesex adopts resolutions In opposi?
tion . to Jordan bill-Assailant of Mrs.
Williurn, in Halifax, -removed to Lynch?
burg to prevent lynching-Arthur Wil?
ton to hung at Danvlllo to-day for the
murder of Jake Lee-Gypsy horse-trader
at Staunton arrested for shooting tils
wife-P. t* Mann nseaiillej. at his own
door in Clifton Forge?-A ?mall brewery
Ik again burnt-d at Newport News-Dr.
Battle may remain in Petersburg-Paid
lire department for Roanoke-Local op?
tion * ordered for , Spotsylvanla-Anil
saloon movement in Suffolk-Lady
wounded by a stray bullet In Suffolk
Mecklenburg timber lands sold-Tobacco
looking up at Clarksvllle-Southern
scholarships founded by Cecil Rhodes
tPhonea lutes in Highland reduced-No
honor among thieves In Lynchburg?
Watiers found guilty and tbe Harris wo?
man acquitted at Norfolk-Burglars loot
Congressman Rlxey's . home In Uul
peper-B?rgin is foiled by a woman In
Rndford-Two men. killed by a dyna?
mite explosion at Blue Ridge. Marriages:
C. C. Heggle and Mrs. Sarah J. Butler
at Chaso City; Floyd Frasslcr and Miss
Annie Turner at. Pelham. X. C; Vv, l?.
Mitchell and Mips Jesse Delbrldge at
Lawrencevlllo; William Simpson and Miss
Mary Bunting In Canillen. N. C. : L. ?.
West anrl Miss Beule Bragg In Dlnwld
dle; A. S. J. Wheeler nnd Miss Jeanette
Grlnnell at Pulaskl; J. T. Phillips and Mis3
Carile Cannon nt Leesburg; S. P. Moyer
and Miss Ethel S?ssoman at Pelham, N.
C. : Harry Odeud'hal and Miss Emllv Ives
In Washington; E. W. Nugent and Miss
Grace Wells in Petersburg; Dr. J. -J.
purdy and Miss Mary E. Hardy In Lun
enburg. Deaths: James A. Robinson In
Stafford; Miss Annie L. Moore In Staf?
ford: E. F. Snead In Lynchburg; Mrs.
John T. Jett In Spotsylvanla; John P.
Goggln at Roanoke; Mrs. Ellen McClung
In Bath; Mrs. DtilSCllla Wilson at Rap?
itine: W. D. Rice at Montpeller; Lynwood
Chew at Waynosboro; W. R. Clarke at
Slatersville; David GoOde at Sklnquar
ter; Thomas Dwyer In Rappahannock;
Judge Edwin Maxwell at Charleston, W.
Dr. J. L. M. Curry Is critically ill near
Ashevllle?Congressman Moody died
yesterday at his home at Waynesvllle?
fetate to be well represented at the St.
Louis Exposition-Child labor and liquor
bills discussed In the Legislature-Boy
run over and killed at Elizabeth Citv?
Greensboro banks and insurance ?oin
pniiles elect officers?Durham Is opposed
to the proposed annexation proposition?
Several charters granted at Raleigh
Freight rale discrimination agitation con?
tinues?provisions of the two child
labor hills beforo the General Assembly.
Polygamy and Influence of the Mormon
Church in politics were subjects of dis?
cussion in United States Senate during
consideration of the statehood bill on yes?
terday-Crum's- nomination was consid?
ered again by the Senato committee, but
no action was taken-Favorable report
ordered on bill to investigate the condition
of the colored peoplo of the United States,
especially In reference to education
Anti-trust bill came up ln House, and
thero was lively discussion over the rule
under which t.he body is lo operate dur?
ing Its consideration-Postofflee bill
passed, and the appropriation for special
nmll facilities between New York and
New Orleans wan retained.-Edward Ad
dlcks retires from tho race for United
States senators-hip In Delaware to the
Astonishment of bis adherents nnd oppo?
nents-Standard Telephone Company of
Atlanta sold, but purchaser ref?mes to say
lor whom he Is acting In acquiring It
Resolution Introduced In the Senate luti*
juntes that United States purchased tlio
^??liubinlssloii "f the:?,Colombian rebels for
? ?'stim of linee million dollars-Young
?irglnla couple, after being chased across
three States by Irate parents, urn married
In Delaware?JSx-Unitod States 8#uuor
Dawes died yesterday at. hi? homo lit
Plirslleld, Mass.-Naval Constructor
Hobeon aoausos Congressman Btinklieud
of Alabama, of defeating legislation lor
his retirement because Bunknead feared
ha would defeat him for Congress-Wil?
liam Hooper Young who is being tried
for murder, slept whllo Jury thnt Is to
pass sentence on him was being abosen?
Cual strike commission, concludes Its
hearing ot testimony and arguments will
begin on Monday next-General Manager
fate. Boater says that engineer who was killed
? Is respoiiflblii lor tlio disastrous Now
"Jersey wreck-Senator Martin reported
Uavornbly from Committee on Claim?
??loso Virginians who want pay for dam
?3fges Inibitoli by United States troops
(iiliiilug Spanish War-Allied Powers
Wbreak oft nogotlalona with Mr. Bowon
' und request President Roosevelt to net as
urbi ter in Venezuelan dispute, und In
event ho refuses matter will ho referred
to The Hague tribunal-Rev. Arlhur
Lloyd of Virginia, declines proffered
bishopric of Minslssippl-Waterbury,
Conn., more peaceful than at any timo
pince street-car strlk? bogan, and some
of the troops havo been .withdrawn?
Amendment Adopted to
This Effect.
But It Is Lost by a Vote of
Five to Three.
Comrniltee Reaffirms Its Action in the
Matter Despite the Protest of the
Labor Union?Question of
the City Jail is Up
Again ? Other
After a brief discussion last night the
Council Committee on Grounds and Build?
ings unanimously adopted tho amended
ordinance closing the speedway on the
Sabbath and preventing the use of it on
that day for any purpose whatever. The
committee, furthermore, reaffirmed Its
action In the matter of the appointment
of the ?nachtatst of the City Hall, and
rejected the protest from one of the
labor unions of the city.
Vi 1th reference to the speedway' a move?
ment was mado by certain ot the mem?
bers, led by Mr. Pollock, to have the
consideration of the qu?-stlon postponed,
but without 'avail. The ordinante was
removed from toh table, where Is has been
during the past month, and was placed
before the committee. Thereupon Mr.
Pollock attempted to secure adoption for
a substitute prohibiting racing, yet leav?
ing the speedway open for "harmless en?
joyment" by' those so disposed. Here
again he failed, and the original amend?
ment offered by Sir. Bottoms was adopt?
ed and recommended to the Council.
Several routine matters of more or les?
Interest and importance came before the
committee for consideration. Chief among
these was the question of the new city
Jail, which was dug Into again at con?
siderable length.
Several efforts were made by Sir. Pol?
lock and others to delay the considera?
tion of the matter of the speedway. It
was stated by the member from Jack?
son Ward that Sir. Hicks, a member of
the subcommittee, who wished to offer
certain amendments to the proposed or?
dinance, was absent unavoidably, and
that In ??'lew of this fact the question
should go over until the next meeting.
-Ir. Bottoms objected vigorously, and af
dlspenso with the reading for the moment,
lost by a. vote of ? to 3.
It was then demanded by Sir. Pollock
that the entire ordinanco In which was
Included the section concerning the speed?
way he read at once. Slembers objected,
but he insisted, and f.nally the Chair was
called upon to rule. Mr. Pollock ad?
mitted that the committee had a right to
(Continued on Second Page.)
Plan That the Passenger and
Power Company Now
Has in View.
It has been learned from a reliable
source that the AMrgtnla Passenger and
Power Company are at present negotiat?
ing' for a lot of land in Manchester,
where it is proposed to erect a largo car
barn. In which it Is proposed to house
the cars of the Richmond and Petersburg
line and the vehicles which operate be?
tween this city nnd STnnchestcr.
Recently President Slttcrdlng and oth?
er persons Interested In the company
have made several trips to Manchester
and a number of suitable sites havo
boen Inspected hy them, but no definite
cholea has been made.
It Is probable that the question will be
taken up at a meeting of the Board of
Directors to be hold In the near future,
after which tho deal will be consum
natod and plans for the barn made at
once. It Is tho desire of the company
to have the building completed by next
summer, when much additional space
will be needed for the new cars which
will bo brought In to accommodato tho
ever-Increasing business.
In this same connection |t is said that
when tho company purchases tho pro?
arty In Slunehestcr thoy will acquire suf?
ficient land to enable them to add to the
place from time to time, ns they are do
slrous of establishing ni some futur? dute
a repair shop of no mean proportions in
the city across the river.
(By Assoi-latuil Press.)
PHILADELPHIA, pa? February s._
roter McCulla_hun, an employe of tho
United States arsoiml at Frankfort, a
militili), was blown to atoinH, and Joseph
Hunter, another employe, was severely
Injured to-day by Um explosion of ? do?
te na ting cart?lago,
Ida Hall, a young woman, was cut by
Hying glass while seated in her home
More than ono hundred punes of glass
wero shattered by tho explosion. McCnl
ltiKhan wnn conveying tho cartrldgo from
the nrsenal to the railroad stntlon in a
wngon, and the man, horse and wagon
wero torn to fragments. The arsenal wns
not damaged.
(By Associated rreaa.)
RIO JANEIRO. February 5.?Tho Bra?
zilian Gocvrnment has decided upon the
military occupancy of Aero. Diplomatic
relations with Bolivia, however, are not
Interrupted. Brazil has decided to act In
the Acre question becau3o President
Pando, of Bolivia, proposes to continue
negotiations, while at tho same time
marching upon Acro. Tho Brazilian Gov?
ernment has ordered General Callabo,
with th? troops stationed In tho northern
region, to start Immediately for Acre.
A naval squad.-on, composod of the
Ironclad Marshal Florlarf, the torpedo
cruiser Tupy and the torpedo gunboat
Gustavo Sampalo, under the command
of Rcar-Admlra] Alcncan, left here to?
day for the Amanon River.
His Presence at Reception
Caused Embarrassment.
Coloonel and Mrs. ?J. Hampton Hoge
Were Among the Guests and Latter
Was in Receiving Line?Presi?
dent Was Delighted.
(Special to The Tlmee-Dlapateh.l
WASHINGTON*, D. C, February 5.
Notwlthstanding the great sUr that was
created over the presence at the AA'hite
House reception to the Judiciary . two
weeks ago of several negroes, there was
another flutter among those who attend?
ed the reception to tho Senate and House
to-night when a negro man, black as
the" Stygian shades, clad in a long frock
coat of clerical cut, and wearing gold
rlmn-ed spectacles and an expression of
unctous pomposity, the parallel of which
could not be found elsewhere than mi
the face of on African, put ln his ap?
The colored visitor came in very late,
there being less than fifty persons be
between him and the ned of the line. Hie
advent caused a great deal of surprise,
as It had been well understood that no
negro was to be Inn'lted to the con?
gressional reception, out ot respect to the
southern Congressman and their families.
He was the observed of all observers as
the line moved slowly through the state
dining-rooms, and every one was asking
every one else who he was.
Finally he reached the receiving Une,
at the head of which stood Colonel Theo.
A. Bingham, who calls out to
the President the names of those who are
to shake the hand of the Chief Execu?
tive. AVhen the dusky brother came
to Colonel Bingham, the latter looked
surprised and decidedly embarrassed. He
leaned forward to catch tho negro's
lume. It was murmured so softly and
low, however, that Colonel Bingham
could not catch It, but had to bend his
head closer to the woolly crown before
him and ask again. This caused a
slight pause, which kept the President
waiting. Finally, Colonel Bingham caught
the name and called out "Sir. Gaines."
"Delighted," grinned the President, and
his caller passed out Into the East Room/.
Although It cannot be stated as a fact,
It Is believed that the negro was tlie
Rev. Dr. Gaines, of this city. How he
got his invitation Is not known.
? Beyond this Incident to-night's re?
ception was a ivery dull affair Although
2.500 or more Invitations were Issued,
there were scarcely more than 1,800 per?
sons present. There wore not a doren
southern Congressmen and no southern
Senators. There wero only about twenty
Senators ln all. Not one of the Virginia
delegation was present. Mr. and Sirs. J.
Hampton Hoge wero thore, Mrs. Hoge
being In the receiving line.
The reception was the smallest of the
season In point of attendance.
Michael Abrams Has Trichina
and is Now Detained at
Eagle Point. Texas.
(Spoetai to Tho Tioios-nispatch.)
HOUSTON, TEX., Fobruary 5.?The
United States quarantine authorities at
Eagle Pass have detittned Michael
Abrams, a citizen of Richmond, Va., on
account of being affected with trichina.
Abrams had boen on a business trip to
Slexlco City. ' Ho was returning home
when stopped at tho border. The railroad
officials in this olty havo been Avlred and
asked In lend him assistance
Tho disease was due to eating diseased
pork. Nearly all such casos eventuully
prove fatal,
(?>? Associated Frees.)
NWW YORK, Fob. 5,?The Rev. Dr.
Arthur 8. Lloyd, secrotury of the Pro?
testant Episcopal Board of Domestic and
Foreign SlIssloiiB, has declined tho elec?
tion to bo bishop of Mississippi,
This Is the second bishopric which Dr.
Lloyd has declined. "" AVhou pastor of
St. Luke's lu Norfolk ho was tendered
tho bishopric of Idaho. ,
Loses His License for
Selling on Sunday.
His Decision Was Sustained
by That Body Yesterday,
Is Understood That It Will Be Torn
Down in a Short Time?Girolami to
Get Out by To-Morrow?The
Story of How His License
was Lost by Violation of
the Law.
When the Supreme Court yesterday
morning sustained tho ruling of Judge
AA'itt, of the Hustings Court, and refused
to grant a writ of error In the case of
the Commonwealth against Andrew Girol?
ami. they sealed the fate for good and all
of a saloon ln the First District which.
It is claimed, has for years been a trouble
to the police department. As a result
there will be in the city of Richmond
next Monday Just one saloon less, for
Girolami will be given until next Satur?
day In which to close out his business and
doKpose of his large stock ot wines, whis?
keys and beers and his bar fixtures.
Within an hour after tho action of the
Supreme Court became known Girolami
disposed of his real estate holdings at
the corner of Fifteenth and Franklin
Streets for a small fortune. It Is under?
stood he will lift his stakes and leave
Richmond, but where he will go Is not
The property, two brick shacks, one ot
which?baa fo.-- ycai*?? server! -as a -bar?
room and tho other as an oyster house,
were sold to L. M. AS'illlams for ?IC.000.
It Is said they will shortly be torn down,
but Mr. "Williams said last night that no
plans had been made a3 yet.
The action of the Supreme Court In sus?
taining the ruling of Judge AVltt brings
to a- close the last chapter of what has
beei. tho most celebrated case of Its kind
In the city for a number of years, being,
as It was, one of the few Instances whera
a saloon license has been revoked for a
violation of the Sunday-closing law. It
certainly was the first case of Its kind to
ever be taken as high as tho Supreme
Court, and naturally the precedent estab?
lished is quite important nnd will cut con?
siderable of a figuro In futuro cases, ln
the event any aro brought up.
Patrolman AVIley, attired ln citizens'
clothes, entered the saloon of Girolami on
Sunday morning some six months ago. just
after Judge Witt had issued a statement
warning the bar men that ln case of a
conviction for violation of the Sunday
law he would revoke the license, thereby
compelling them to retire from business.
The officer was Just about to be fur?
bished with a drink when some one
"tipped" the bartender off as to who he
was. He failed to get the drink, but on
tho evldenco he had seen he reported
Girolami for selling on Sunday. In the
Police Court this testimony -was strength?
ened by the evidence of two negroes, who
swore they purchased whiskey at the place
on the day In question. Judge Crutch
field rendered a verdict of guilty and Im?
posed a heavy fine on the defendant sa?
loon man.
As a result of this conviction. Judge'
Witt, true to his word. Issued a rule
against Girolami. calling upon him to
appear in the Hustings Court on a cer?
tain date nnd show cause why his li?
cense should not Lie revoked. AVhen the
day came around It was discovered that
thero was a technical flaw In tho legal
papers, and a postponement was taken
for probably a month, during which timo
Ihe saloon at Fifteenth and Franklin
Streots continued to do a thriving busi?
Finally tho case wns heard, Mr. L,. O.
Wendenburg, appearing for Girolami, and
Commonwealth's Attorney Richardson
lepresentlng tlio court. The evidence of
the Police Court was partially rehearsed,
after which both counsel submitted
lengthy arguments, Air. Richardson con?
tending that the testimony proved con?
clusively that the Sunday law had been
violated, and that tlio dofendunt was not
? fit and proper person to havo a liquor
Mr. Wendenburg submitted that his
client wns not responsible for tho viola?
tion of tho law, the liquor having been
sold by his clerk without his knowledge
or consent, 'l'ho clerk had been dis?
charged for his indlscrotlon, all of which
proved conclusively that Girolami was
endeavoring to Ilvo up to tho lutter of
tho law and was a proper person to
handle splrltous and malt liquors,
Judgo Witt reviewed tho evidence In
the caso at somo length, finally revok?
ing tho license of tho defendant, stating
that It had been proven conclusively to
his mind that the law hud been vio?
lated, and that Girolami was not a fit
person to hold a saloon license
Mr, AA'oiidonburg gave notlcu of appeal,
and the caso found Its way to tho Su?
premo Court on a writ of error, with
the aforesaid result,
Commonwealth's Attorney Richardson
said yesterday afternoon that Girolami
would bo given until next Saturday In
Which to retiro from business, after
vhlch time ho will bo reported for sell?
ing without u. license,
Tho action of the Supreme. Court In
sustaining Judge Wilt created nu sur?
prise among tlio City Hall court offi?
cials, as 11 had been confldontly ex?
pected. Only once, it is sale!, sJneo
Judge AArltt has been on the bopch has
?the Supremo Court reversed one of lib
rulings, which record Is not excelled by
any other Jurist In tho State. .. ,
Recently a prominent I'jcal attorney
said that If Judgo Witt would hear his
argument on a cortaln caso and refuse
to sustala him ho would not take an
appeal to tho Supreme Court, showlnR
the high respoct member.??, of the bur
havo for tho oplalon of the Hustings
Court Judge. ,
Olrolaml's corner linn beedtnp notorious
In this city. Its proprietor 'Is said to
havo amassed a large fortune thero by
tlio sale of liquor, and tho oyster hoiise
attached to his bar has always been
largely patronized. It was in this place
somo years ngo thnt a young woman
numeri Maggie Driver was killed, and
there have been a number of minor dis?
turbances there.
(Br Associated Treni.)
TRETNTON, N. J., February 5.?Tho
Court of Errors and Appeals to-day
unanimously reversed the decision ot
Vlce-Chancollor Emery, which enjoined
tho United States Steel Corporation from
converting $200,000,000 worth of its 7 per
cent, preferred stock Into S per cent,
second mortgage bonds.
A Virginia Couple Chased
Through Three States.
Irate Parents Used Telegraph Wires
but the Youthful Couple Were De?
termined to Be Married?Had
Many Experiences.
(Special to Tbo Tlmes-DI?p?tch.)
LAUREL, DEL., February 6.?That love
laughs at locksmiths, telegraph and other
modern lncumbrances was proved by Wal?
ter Ward and Rosa West of Northamp?
ton county, Va., aged respectively nine?
teen and sixteen.
Owing to their youth the union was op?
posed by their parents; heneo they decided
to elope. They first went to Princess
Anne, Md. Papa AVest discovered their
whereabouts and stopped the marriage
by telegraph. ? friend helped them out of
the difficulty by telephoning to Laurel and
.securing the .pledge.?of Justice? Heante.to.
Issue a license. At 2 o'clock they arrived.
Justice Hearne got out of bed. but as
they ha_ no witnesses he could not Issue
the much desired parchment. The groom
tushed to the depot and got tno nlRht
operator and his assistant to help him
ci;L of his dilemma. With the license ln
his hand they rushed to the Methodist
parsonage, whero Dr. Turner got out of
lied and hurriedly spoke the words that
made them man and- wife.
But a few minutes was left ta catch the
S o clock Southern Express. They made
It. however, beforo the Irate parents ar?
Alias West was t_he social leader of the
younger set of tiic Peninsula, and her
thrilling cxperlcnco In being chased
through three States In order to get the
man she loved Is the one themo of con?
? (special to The Times-Disputen.)
TRENTON, N. J., February 5.?"No
gentleman will suffer a woman to be In?
sulted In his presence without resenting
It," said the Rev. J. J. Wicker to-day
as he walked out of court, whero he
had appeared against R. L. Jackson, a
Princeton student, whom ho had soundly
thrashed on tho public highway for at?
tempting to kiss a girl whose pretty face
had attracted his attention.
Jackson was f.ned $10. "I would do
the same thing over again under the same
circumstances,"- said Mr. AVlcker. Mr,
AVtcker Is a tall athletlo young man ot
southern extraction. He came to Trenton
three years ago, and is one of the most
popular clergymen in this city. He is pas?
tor of the First Baptist Church.
Efforts aro being made by the police
authorities to locato tho girl, but they
have been unable to get any cluo tc^??r.
The Attorney-General Returns
from Hot Springs. Now
at St. Luke's.
Attorney-General William A. Anderson,
accompanied by Mrs. Anderson, returned
to Richmond last night from the Vir?
ginia Hot Springs, where ho has been for
threo weeks under tho treatment of tho
eminent specialist, Dr. Hopkins, for tho
acuto rheumatic attack from which ho
has been suffering so much lately,
lie will stay at St. Luke's Hospital, this
city, for a short time, and Lhon, under
the advice of his physician, will go to
nomo sanitarium, whero the tonic treat?
ment prescribed for his euro can ba con?
AVhllo still h siifforei? and considerably
disabled, ho has"assurances of entire re?
covery If lia takes the rest absolutely
needed and abstains for a month or so
fypt.n worry fthdi work In connection with
public and private business.
Ho has Lenii fortunate In securing tho
services of his friend, Colonol Robert Cat
lc.tt, of I.oxington, and in nlroiidy having
lho assistance of .Air. John S. Hggloston.
Theso gentlemen will conduct the general,
business of tho ulllco during his necessary
Says Alabama Congress?
man Feared Him.
Thought Naval Hero Might
Defeat Him for Congress.
Naval Constructor Says Our Navy Is Un?
dermanned and Entirely Inadequate,
Doesn't Care to Contemplate
Outcome of a Battle with
Germany as Oppo?
?By Associated Press.*:
NEW YORK. February 5.?In ah in?
terflow to-day Captain Richmond Pear?
son Hobson. charges Congressman Bank
head, of Alabama, with having prevented
the passage of the special act providing
for his retirement, because Bankhead
was afraid lio would run against him
for Congress.
After tolling of his services, which so
Impaired his eyesight, that ho was com?
pelled to leave tbe navy, or Iosa his
sight, Captain Hobson said:
"When the bill to retire me was about
to come up beforo the House Committee,
? went to Representativo Bankhead, of
the Sixth Alabama District, in which I
reside, and asked him to aJd mo. ? ex?
pected, naturally, that lie would do' sd
without any urging on my part after he
learned of my condition.
"To my surprise, he refused point blanlt
not only- to toko charge of the bill, but
to help It along In any way. Not only
that, but he caused his secretary, who is
correspondent for a number of Alabama
newspapers, to send and have -"Tlntid
false and malicious statements, the gist
of which, was that I wns anxious, to re
-tire on-a^panali-in^-.-wia.tiHim.havlnKila'siir.*.
to go into politics, and seek office on
what reputation I might havo gained
by my semdees to my coustry."
"Have you any Intention. of going Into
politics?" Captain Hobson was asked.
"That Is a question I cannot answer at
this time," he roplled.
Captain Hobson does not think the
navy Is In good shape. Asked what out
chances would be. In a strugglo with
Germany he said:
"It would be a naval struggle, and I
don't care to think about the outcome."
"Our navy Is inadequate. It Is undce?.
manned. We. need more ships, battleships
and cruisers. Some of our ships are not
in condition. Altogether, our naivy Is no?
anythlnk like what It ought to be."
(Bv Assiviater* Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 5.-Rcpre
sontatlve Bankhead, of Alabama, to-night
denied that he was In any way respon?
sible for the action of the Naval Commit?
tee of tho House ln refusing to report
a bill retiring Captain | Richmond P,
Hobson. as charged by that officer.
His Wife Summoned and Last
Night He was Thought
to Be Sinking.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ASHEVIULE, N. C, February 5.?Dr.
J. L. M. Curry, formerly Ambassador to
Spain and head of: tho Peabody fund, Is
critically 111 nt the homo of Colonel Con
nally, ln Victoria, near Ashevillo.
There Is llttlo hope of his recovery. It
was thought to-nlght that lio was rap
Idly sinking. Mrs. Curry In answer to
a telpgram arrived this afternoon, and
was herself so HI that sho had to bo
conveyed from tho train to an ambu?
lance on a stretcher. Dr. Curry came
hero several months ago a physical
wreck for rest and quiet. Ho became 111,
and his condition for a while was con?
sidered extremely serious.
Ho begnn to Improve, however, and
boenme well enough to tako daily drives,
Several weeks ago a mooting of tho di?
rectors ot tho Poabody fund, of which
ho is head, was held at Washington, ami
he decided that ho would attempt to
malto tho trip. Ills baggage had al?
ready been sent to tho station, when he
was seined with a relapso and became
unnble to make the trip, He rallied from
this second attack, but he received an?
other set back a few days ago.
Great concern Is felt hern at tho con?
dition of Dr. Curry. Throughout Vir?
ginia, and particularly In Richmond, h??
ls exceedingly woll-ltnown, and many
warm und loving friends watch his Ill?
ness with keenest Interest,
At tlio meeting of tho Board of Trus?
tees ol' niellinomi C'ollego yesterday a
special committee, consistili?? of Dr. T, S,
Dunaway nnd Pr, it. II. Pitt, was ap?
pointed to ?end a message of sympathy
to tho well-known minister, Dr, Curry
Is a member of the Board, Of which ho
was at one time tho pr?sident.
At 1 o'clock this (Frldayl morning Dr,
Curry's condition was unchanged,
Its Influence Over Politics
Discussed in Senate.
Mr. Quay Would Not Accept
Debate on Bill Itself Did Not Develop
Much Animation, Though Ther?
Was a Lively Discussion Over
Rule Under Which House
is to Operate In Its
(By Associated Prua.)
WASHINGTON, Februlary B.-_Tie dia?
cusslon ot the statehood bill ln the Sen?
ato to-day turned on the question o?
polygamy. A number of Sen?tors who.
heretofore have taken no part ln the
debato, participated in the discussion.
Mr. McComas had started the debate yes?
terday by criticising the pending bill
as being too Uberai, and when the subject
came up to to-day Air. Gallingor adverted
to his remarks, and said that he was ln
favor ot on amendment covering this1
question as strong as could he drawn.
The Influence of the Mormon Church
over politice occupied a large share of
the debate, which Mr. Hale characterized
ns interesting, valuable and startling, be?
cause It had disclosed a powerful religious
organization Vexertlng. Itself os a domi?
nant, potential force'.', over the mind and
action ot Its followers, which should
be taken Into account In futuro legisla?
tion. , .
Mr. Dubois. ,qf. Idaho, declared that no
jolygamlst .coj_cj,acc.vipy any high poil
lftcai place"''^tlWffl^tiTe consent of tn?'
llrst presidency of the Mormon Church.
The same Influence,, he said, was ex?
ercised ln New. Mexico and Arizona. He
said that Idaho .could control the Mor?
mon people whenever It so desires.
Mr. Halo replied that the matter was
a dark element.that cannot be penetrated
by the light that usually enlightens com
'munlties in these States. Air. Teller said
the Mormon Church is all-powerful, ana
that whenever It spoke through its' first
presidency, tho great body of the churcT?
responded to the demand that was mide.
iMr. Rawlins (Utah) ' declared that tha
.Mormon Church Influence In politics ln
Utah is an Important factor.
Mr. Spooner Inquired If It was true that
the first presidency could dictate whether
or not a Mormon should hold a high po?
litical office.
Mr. Dubois answered the question by
stating that no Mormon would run for a
high political office without the consent
of the fVrst presidency.
Mr. Rawlins said that when the ap<
provai Is gl?ren, tho man goes forth with
the benediction of the church.
"AVhlle the other man," Interjected Mr.
Hale, "rests under the frown of the?
church." '??,
Mr. Rawlins declared that there wo*
a large element which would overthrow
tho church domination ln the affal?-ajt.
State, because It was obnoxious to them-"%'
The disposition to do this, he said. Is
growing, and that In Utah condition?
were Improving. He admitted, replying
to Mr. McComas. that a majority of the
Leglslaturo are members of the Mormon
durch, although, he said, they have
not discriminated against non-Mormons
on religious grounds. If there is anything
In tho spirit of American institutions]
said Mr. Hale, It is that it is ne*>r>
permissible on the part of the authorities
of religious organizations to exercise con?
trol In temporal matters orer tholr fol?
lowers and to Influence elections.
"This day has not been 111 spent." he
declared, "in bringing out conditions that
obtain whero the Mormon Church has
secured Its lodgment."
Mr. Quay said ho was "not Just nowi
prepared or authorized" to accept an
amendmont to tho bill embodying the
Edmunds law and applying it to Arizona
and New Mexico. Tho best way t_
settlo that qucstlor, he said, wns to fia
a day for a voto on the bill.
After some further remarks by Messrs.
Patterson, McComas und others, tho Sen?
ate went Into esecutivo session, and soor
after adjourned until to-morrow.
In the House.
?TI?? .WoHmeit Proas.)
AVASIIINGTON, Fobruary B.?The anti?
trust bill debate, which opened lu tho
Mouse to-day, did not develop much ani?
mation, although there was a fairly large
attendance in the gallorie?. Tho rulo ut?-?
der which tho House was to operate,
however, precipitated a lively discussion.
Messrs, Richardson, of Tennessee; Flon\
Ing, of Georgia, and Clayton, of Alabama,
protested rigorously against tho rulo for
consideration of the bill, because it did
not permit them to secure ? record voto
on a substitute, but the Republicana re?
plied thai they wero willing to accept tlio
responsibility. Tho bill to ospcsdlto prose?
cutions occasioned no debate. It passed
tho House, ?us IL did the Senato, yester?
day, without a word of debate, Mr, Pow
rs, of Massachusetts, made tho opening
argument for his sido of tho House on
. Judiciary Committee bill, and Mr.
cinyton (Democrat), of Alabama, opened
for his side.
Mr. I'uwer.i. in his speech, declared
that tlio pending bill might be entitled
properly "a bill to defend the American
people lu their Industrial liberty."
The consolidation of Industry, ha Mid,
was Ihe result of nn econom?a nvnlutlon,
nml could not bo stopped. All that could
bo done was to Insist that those combina
tlon? should be kept well within certain,
limits; that no advantago over his smaller?
competitors ?should bo allowed the bl_

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