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advertisein thcTimes Dispatch reach the buying public. TUW TIMBH FOUNDED 1M?. THIS DISI'ATCH FOUNDI5D 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 18,154. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1910 THE WEATUErt TO-DAY?Fnlr. The Times-Dispatch "prints all the news and prints it first." PRICE TWO CENT* Agricultural Schools Ad vocated by Farmers' Institute. PRESENT SYSTEM ONLY A TRAVESTY Country Schools Now Educate for City Life?Convict Labor to Grind Limc for Farm? ers?Bill for Inspection of Seeds Is Favor ed. in advocatlng the need of an agri culttiral course ln connectlon wlth the publlc schools of tho Stato heforo tbo mldwtnter sesslon of tho Vlrglnla State Farmers' Institute yesterday, several ipeakerH, Ineiudlng members of the Leglflnture and Siiperlntendent of Tub lii- Intilrucllon .loseph 11. Egglcston, Jr,. Btated that In -?pltc of what was belng done the publlc school syatem waa not accompllshlng the proper re sults ln thla State, or, for that mat? ter, in any part of the Unlted States. ?Senator Chorl<>s lt. Gravatt rharacter Ircd the Byaterri an a travesty on edu? catlon, and Mr. Kggleston spoko In the Famo vcln, saylng that the country schools he? and elsewhere were the poorest kind of Imltatlona of the city schools. They suggested plans where by in cc-operatlon wlth the schoolB BRrlculture could be systcniaticully taucht. whlch inet wlth the hcarty In dorscment of the entlre convention. Both Senator Gravatt and Mr. Eg gleaton spokc in the hlghcst tcrms of tho farm domoiistratlon work now golng on among the sons of farmers and conductcd by demonstratora of the Unlted States government. They sug geatcd a plan for the co-opcratlon of the btato Board ot Agriculturc, the rpltcd States Dcpartment of Agrteftl ture and tho State Board of Educa? tlon to Increase the t-cope of that class of work. Addreia oi Pr**ldrnt. ln hls report for the year Presldent Wcstmorrlam! Davls dlBCUaaed the mon lmportant questlons now before farmert ln R practlcal way, laylng" nar" ticular strefs on hl? plan for supplylnc. Virginia farmers wlth llme from State quarries at practically the cost prlce. 'Jle got hls Idea from the State of I1II iioIk, where the plan of working con vlcts In llmo quarrlrs har. proved most ?uccessful. In rcferenec to thls lmpor? tant question Mr. Davls sald: "Durlng the past few ycars the State ot llllnols hns cauaed its penl tentlary to furnlsh to the farmers of that State llme ground to a flnencss that paases lt frcely through u scrcen liavlng slxtcen meshes to the Ilncar lnch for 60 eents per ton, and the rallroad:;. wlth a foreslght and public *plrlt well worthy of emulntlon here. uro haultng thls product at *s n cent u ton per mlle; mlnlmum charge, 25 eents per ton. "The greater part of the land ln Vlr? glnla is'acld, and all ft lt nceds llme. legislatlon ghould be. had cstabllshlng i|iiarrle3 to he worked by convicta at polnts In the State where llmestone or shclls can be ground and dlstrlb med throughout the State most eeo nomieally. The oyster shells of the j Tldewater reglon should. if possible, | be utilized for that section. while the llmestone reglon should gupply the scc ?tlons trlbutary thereto. Charge Slionld Ile Small. "I havo no sytnpatby wlth any sort of speclal legislatlon. I bellcve that tho cutabllehnient of quarries from whlch our farmers may secure at a mlnlmum chargo llmo for appllcatlon to their land ls u stcp vital to the gen? eral wclfaro ot our whole State. "Years of unsclentltlc cultivatiou, ?followcd by a great soclal and eco nomlo revolutlon, have left much of our land Ih a deplorable condltlon, and thoro ls not, ln my opinion. an acre ot land wlthin the State whlch wlll not bo inimonsely incroaaed ln value through Its Incrcased productlvenesa by tho usc of llme. "At prescnt 11 me is a luxury to tho farmer. lt should be regarded as a ncccsslty. The hlgh prioesjehargbd for llmo by companles governing Ita pro ductlon, and ln many cascs the exorbl tant charges C-unauded for Ita trana portatlon by common carrlera, have un duly limited its use and checked Ihe rehabllitatlon of our koIIs. "I do not advocatc legislatlon that wlll cost the State a penny other than the usc of a portlon ol Us cdnylc'ts. 11 would take, liowever, advantago of every opporiunlty to increase our proa pcrlty and the valuo of our land wlth? out uddlng unduly to our taxatlon. Best Uia of Convict Labor. "Tho usc of convicts for the bctter nicnt of conditions In the State, rather than their lctting by contract ,.ls now generally accepted as our proper pub? lic poliey. Quarries may bo op'erated conjolntly for tho furnlahlng ot the materlals for roails and for the gtlnd lng of llmo for. our farmers. "I am an ardent advbeato of good roads, To supply llme to the farmer at n mlnlmum cost wlll do much to procuro them. liowever much we may talk good roads, In'tlio last analysls of thnt question, wo shall flnd that they are not to be had for the asking, They aro coatly to btilld, and the money necessary for their eqiilpmeut and nialntonanco ls only to be had by taxa tion. "Wllllo It la Irue that upon tho In? auguratlon ol' a sysluni of good ruadt most of l.- good thlngs pt country llfc aro nttciidant, lr Is also equally trui thnt a cunimunlly hnppy ln Its In? crcased produetlveiioss, ls jiioco llkelj nnd better able to construot mude Jilghways than ono whoso iiutural rc sourees aro dorniant, uinleveloped uti( noglectcd. "With inereased prosperity wlll i-omi the ability aa well ns tho purposo ti eonstruot and uinlntahV good roads. "Wo s.hall c.spcct, too, the. rullroad. of Vlrglnla to be as publlu-spti-lted m those of llllnols havo been ln thn nuit ter of reduceil co.^t of trahsporhitlon Our advantago wlll bp theli- galn. Tlu Jlinlng of tho lnnds of the State wll add lo iholi- qarnlflRS through th (Contlnuea on l-'ourth l'nge.) WILL SEEK CH FOR MlGH PRICES rVays and Means Com-; mittee to Make Rigid Investigation. PAYNE AND CLARK UNITE ON MEASURE Bill Introduced in House by Ma jority Leadcr ? Committee May Sit Anywhere and Summons and Swear Wit nesses?Sessions Will Be Publie. Washington, Fcbruary 1.?The cost if llvlng in tiio Unlted States is to ie thoroughly Inqulred Into by the lousc of Heprcsentatlves tlvough its nost powerful commlttee?thc Ways ind Means Committee. I.atn to-day leprcscntatlve Paynr, of New York. ihalrmau of that commlttee, and ma orlty lea.ler lu Ihe IIouhc. Introduced lifl resolution provldlng for an lnves Igallon along the broadest llnes. f'rlor to introduclng hls tneasure, Mr. Payne r-onferred with llepresenta ive Champ Clark, thc minorlty leadcr, who had been deslgnated with hlm by Lha commlttee to draft thc lnstrumcnt luthorizing the Investigation. Thc rommlUee ls to inqulrc Into any al eged increase In thc cost of the necessarles of llfe, some of whlch, such as cloti.ing, fuel, furniture, mcats ind fbodstuffs; are cnumeratcd. Whole i>ale and retail prices and rates of profit are to bo investigated. The lucstlon of whether the tarlff ls rc sponslble for the alleged hlgh cost of llving is covercd ln a general pro vlslon as to "whether prices are at fectcd. increascd or otherwlse by any laws of tho Unlted States." The hearings of tho commlttee wlll bc open to the publlc. It may sit anywhere in the United States, *and summons and swear witnesses. Tho resolution. whlch wlll be re fcrred tn thc Ways and Means Com? mlttee. and doubtless rcported back for paasage, follows: "Resolved. Tliat ihe Commlttee on Ways and Means ls hereby empowered and directed to make. a thorough and compleie Investigation. into tho cost of llvingYn the United States, and any alleged Increase thereof, and the cosl of ihe necessarles of llfe. Including clothlng, fuel. furniture, moats, bread stuffs and provlsions generally. and IrnpiemcntS, tlic cost of productlon wholcsalc and rctall prices thereof and the ratc of profit to those win. sell and dlstribute the samc, and the causes of such increascd cost and prices. and whether, and in what man ne'r such cost and prices are af fecfed. increascd or otherwlse, by any laws of the United States, and tc investigate, recommend and reporl such leglsiatlon as wlll. ln its judg ment. contrlbute to restore such prlcif to thelr normal level: that said com? mlttee is further authorized to Inves tlgat. and i port durlng thc sam< perlc I tiie cost of livlng. and of thc necessarles of llfo as aforesnid in for? elgn countrles, and if suclr cost ha. increased, the cause thereof. ".-.ald committee and any subcom mittee thereof shall havo tha power t> sit in Washington or elsewhero ln th United States durlng the sessions o tho House or otherwlse, to subpoeni and exainlne witnesses under oath, t admfnister oaths to witnesses. to em ploy cxperts and sucli other asslstanc* Including counsel, as it shall deer necessary, and to send for recordi papcrs and all other evldence tha may be necessary to make the Investi gatlon full and complete. "All the costs and expenses of suc investigation. including all necessar prlntlng. shall bo pald from the con tingent fund of the House of Ttcprc sentatlves. 'The. hearings of the commlttee sha be open to the. publie. and tho con fContlnued, on Second Page.) WATER IS FALLING, AND RELIEF MEASURES ARE IN PROGRESS Government Decides on General Scheme of Em ployment and Finan cial Assistance. Wholesale Pil lage Still Goirig On. l'aris. February 1.?The height of the waler at mldnlght at Pont Hoyal was twenty-seven feet three luuhes, a fall of nearly four foot from tho hlgheat polnt, und the llood continues to drop at. tlio rate of about three quarters pf an inch an hour. Prcmler Briand has instiucted tho pretecla to make a cbmplete inventory of the llooded ureas and to appralso thi- Indlvldual losscs, uilet- whlch Par llament wlll be asked far new credits ln conneotlon wlth the measures oC re llef. Soldlers are. still guardlng many oC tho publlc huildlngM, and strong do tachmuiits havo bocii &ont to tho varl ous outlylng dlstvlets to prevent tho wholcsalo plllngo whlcli Is still golng on. A hoat pntrol surprlsed a hand of Apaches robblng a villn to-nlght at Boulogne-Sur-Selne. -After an exeit ing chase, In whlch a fuslllado was oxchtinged, an lnfanlry scrgennt sank tho i-obbcis' boat with u blow of an WftRMLY EBEETEQ Takes Oath of Office as ; Chief Executive of ! Virginia. JOINTASSEMBLY HEARS ADDRESS Deals Conservatively With State Issucs in First Inaugural Pa? per, Declaring Good Roads Best E-Onomy ? Great Crowd in Hall During Impressive Ceremony. With his hands upon the words of tho Psalmlst, "As the mountaina are round about Jerusalem, so tho Lord ls round about Hls People from hence fortli even forcver," Judge William Hodges Mann, of Nottoway, yesterday took the oath to faithfully discharge the duties and responslbllltlcs of tho ofTloe of Governor ot Virglnia. He Immcdlalely began thc delivery of his Inaugural address. The ceremony, slmple, yet Impres? sive. took place in tho hall of thc House of Oelcgates. ' ln this room. which ordinarily seata 125 persons, j wore placed more than 100 addltlonal clialrs. Every one of these was oc cupled, many persons standing through- j I out the affalr. On tho floor were the members of thc Senate and House of Delegates 'and thelr wlves, tho offlcials of thc t Stato government, tho Mayor of tlic city of Richmond, Judgea of city, cir cult and Fcderal courts; members of thc Supreme Court of Appeals and of tho State Corporatlon Commlsslon. and lnvlted guests of the retlrlng and the Incomlng Governor and of the Lleu tenant-Governor. Admlssion to the gallcry was publlc until it was wc'.l flllcd, when no others were admltted. Preccding the admlnlstratlon of the oath to Judge Mann. thc other State officers whose votes were canvassed a few days ago by the General Assembly wero also qualified. Ulbles nml Pens Prenentcd. The Elble upon which Judge Mann was sworn was furnished by himsclf. and had a bookmark which deslgnated I thc One Hundred and Twenty-tifth ! I'salm, upon which hls flngers rcsted | as he Fubscrlbed to the solemji words i uttered by Judge James Kelth. The i Bible useC ln the qualificatlon of ' ; Uieutenant-Kovernor Ellyson was the ; same as that used by and presented '? tn hlm four years ago. when he wrst j assumed his present office. He brought ' I it with bim. [ I Attorney-General Samuel W. Wil I j liams, Secretary of the Commonwealth 1 B. O. James and State Treasurer Asher ' I W. Harman were sworn on Blblcs fur ', j nished by John "W. Williams, who , I acted as clerk of tho jolnt Assembly. [ . In each of these cases he presented , i tho Blblo to the new oflicer. He also j gavo to each, Including thc Governor : and tho Lleutenant-Govei-.ior, thc pen , ' with whlch the prinled oaths were subscribed aftor the admlnlstratlon . of the oral obligation. No decoratlons werc attempted by tho Jolnt leglslative committee. How? ever, thls body had a great deal of work to do ,and did lt so well that there was no hltch anywhere, every thing moving according to program and with Ihe preclsion of clockvrork. The. punctuality of all tiie participants was one of thc most commcndable fcatures of the Inauguratlon. Audlencc Gnthera. The Senate arrlvcd ln the hall at 11:30. and ten mlnutes later the ln? vlted guests entered. In every case the visltors to the chamber were re? ceived by the jolnt Assembly stand? ing. Doorkceper N'ewhouse had the pleas uro next of announclng thc State offl? cials and the Mayor of Richmond; then tho members of Fedcral, cltv and clr eult courts; thon tho State Corporatlon Commlsslon; then the judgea of the Buprome Court of Appeals of Virglnia, and last. except the gube"rnatorlal party, Ilon. J. Hoge Tyler. ex-Gover nor of Virginia. Mr. Tyler was grccted with lioarty applause. He *ook (Contlnued on Kourtli Page.) oar. Two of tho Apaches were kllled and the others were captured. Ono of the most hopctul fcatures of Ihe situatlon ls the action of the gov? ernment in carrying into effect meas? ures to cnablo the cimall proprictors, both ln Parts and throughout the flooded dlstricts of Ftahec, to re-os tabllsh themselves by mcans of loans and tu furnlsh work for t,hc vlctlms The Clty Couneil ls arronging. wlth the co-operatlon of the savings lnatltutes, to furnlsh money for tho rebulldlng of stores and houses and the reftirnisliing of supplloB. The government has tloclded upon n general schomo of employment whore by tiiose who dcslro work may Hud lt ln repalrlng ihe roads nnd the publlc bulldiiiKs throughout the devastated tcrritory. The Munlcipal Councll has adopted tho angeoatlon of prcsenting mednls to those who havo been con splcuoua In tho reacuo work. Those medals wlll bear tho approprlato ln lUmfaratecK ? Sunday Magazibe ?^ o>c :xz> Beginning ne.xl Sunday. The Timcs-Dispatch wiil prescnl to its readers? "The lllustnitcd Sunday Magazinc of The Times-Dispatch," containing short aud continued storics, bcautifulilv illiustrabed, as well as poems aud matters of world-widc intcrest. The cover, printed in delicatc colors, is a work of art. and. tlu; whole irmgazine ratiks witli the ^'^ i" the coun? try, Send in vour qrdcrs now. Governor Mann Taking Oath of Office SV EiS EXPLQS1QN Ten .Men Known to Be Dcad and Sevenleen Others Missirig. ACTiVE RESCUE WORK BEGINS Half Hundred Workraen Pulled to Surface in Safety Follow ing Disastcr. Drakosboro, Ky., F'ebrtiary 1.?Ter. men are Ictiown to be dcud and seven teen others are nilssiug, presurned to bc penned up In tho entrlea by falls of slate as a rcsult of a g?3 oxplosion ln tho-'Browdet Mlno, "-. ::i ? h-!i' :r"" from Drakesboro, at notn to-day,. At S o'clock to-night elght of the bodles had been recovered, all of tliein horribly mutllated and some of tii'jm past ldentiflcatlori. Becauso of tlio ac cuniulation of gases in tho entry Wherq tho oxplosion occurred, 170 feet beneath the surfact* and lufl feet back from the main shaft, lt was imposslble to begin activo rcacue work untll slx hours after the disaster occurred. The damage to the minc, - uivesti gating parties have dlscovered. was not matcrial, and is contined lo the east entry. There were 100 men in the mlnft at the tlmc of the oxplosion, more than half of them in tho west entry. All of them who reached tha eages were qutckly drawn up. \ Those ln the east entry, except tho unfortunate twenty-seven, fought their way tn the shaft, nnd were brought ! out tn salciy. as soon ;i.s ii wa. safo to begin with the rescue work. mlners were sent down in relays under direc tton of j. Abercromhle, mine fflrenian, wid G. Itoynolds, the mine superintend ent. In tho Inunedlate vlclnlty of the cxploslon ten men had been working. The concusslon tossed the bodles dls tances of many feet. What caused the Ignltlon of the gases has not yet been ascertalned. Eutonibcd Men Probably Ucad. Tlie remalnlng mlsslng irien were iu cntries but a few feet dlstant from the workings, where thero was the greatest known loss of llfo, and the I scarchlng parties have. been unable to j penetrato these cntries. Tt is believed : all the men entombed there are dead. I The plt mouth proaenta u pltifui scene ' (Contlnued on Ssecon'd Page.) scrlptlon, "Fluctuat Nec Mergitur," whicli ls thc motto of Paris. Some dlfflculty 1* bolng oxperienced In restraining the resldonts of the flooded dlstrlcts from returning to their homes Im'mediatejy on the reces slon of thc water. without walting for ihe dlslnfectlon of ihe premlses. Tiie Forelgn Offlce is now free of water, bul is without. gas, clectrlcity, telegraph or tclephono service. Tho Amerlcans who reside in the Latln Quarter have fornied a rcllef soclety and have agreed to care for thelr Amerlcan comrndes who sulfered in say way In connection with tho flood. ln additlon lo $50,000 recolved from Alas sachuaotts, new subKcrlptlon's, to tho rcllef fund froin the Unlted States aro a.s follows: FTench colony of New York, $1,000; Frenoh colony of Han Francisco, $10,0011; Amerlcan Jted Cross, $5,000; W. K. Vanderbllt, $-0,000; Mra. A. D, Hiintlngtoii, $5,000,'; JAPANESE BE Court of Appeals Dccidcs Naniyo j Bessho Is Ncither White nor Black. SUSTAINS JUDGE WADDILL' Applicant Served in United States Navy, buti Is Deuied Right of Citizenship. Under an oplnlon handed down in tlic Unlted states Clrcult Court of Ap? peals yesterday, ln the caae of Naniyo Bessho vs. the Unlted States, a Japan e.so, ln law, is neithcr a white man nor is he of Afrlcan descent, and, there? fore, ls not entltled to naturalizatlon in this country. The oplnlon or ihe Court of Appeals, whlch ls wrliten by Judge Nathan C. Goff, and concurred in by hls col lengues, afflrma Judge Waddill. of tho United States plsirlct Court. in every partic.ular. The questlon ls one of in tcrnational importancc, and there ls llttle doubt but that Bessho will take his appilcation for citizenship to thc Supreme Court. Served ln Vnilcd States Xavy. Some tlme flgo, Bessno. who hae served iu the United States Nayy, ap pllcd for naturallzatlon papcrs t> Judge \Vaddill, ln the Distrlct Courl at Norfolk. Tiie court consldered tln applieation, and ilnally rendercd lu oplnlon to the effect that Bessho ean? not become a cltlzen, us he does noi fulfil. the requlrements ot tho statutc. , that no man, unless he bo white oi of Afrlcan descent, can enjoy tho prtv lleges ot a freeborn Amerlcan. Counsel for Basslio contend that hc is entitled to citizenship by vlrtue oi an act ot Congress conferrlng specla: privilegcs upon thoso who have seer servlce on tiio water. T. Catesby jonca of Norfolk, is counsel for Bessho, whili Distrlct Attorney L. L. Lewis and hi! asslstant, Robert H, Talley, reprosen; tho government. Thc decision of tlic Court of Appeal: ls sald to bo ot especlal Imporiance 1. view of all that iias been sald oftln lelalions bcLwoen Japan and this eoun. try, as well as from the sclentlflo puin of view. ls a japanese white or black MADEILLEGALSEIZURE Court of Appeals Dceidcj, Heveuue Can. lu Favor of Delroil vlriii. Ustabli.shliijj tho rlght of the manu facturer to transfer his product fron ono polnt 10 another for the purpbsi of comiiiotlng its preparatlon, thi United States Clrcult Court of Appeal: yesterday aitirmed tho opiniou ot th. Distrlct Court at Phllippl, W. Va.. li tho case. of Ihe United States, plnlntll ln crror, vs. the Knowlton Danderin Company, of Detrolt. Mieh., defendant ln error, owners of sixty-flvo caskH o liquid e.x-trnct. The extract was selzert by rcvenu offlcers. and the Court of Appeals doc not deny that there was probable cans for such aetlon. Tho goods were nc shlpped to he sold untll thc process c manufaotiiro had been oomputed, bi; were lo bo bottlcd an.l luheled at th company's warehouso in Whpellng, V Va. The Courl of Appeals holds tha thero was no atteinpt to evado th law, edthor tllreotly, indlreotly or b, aubtcrfugc. Tho oxtract'a proceedo agalnst wlll not be forfeltcd. s. NllE IS CLfill Widow Enters Suit to Recovc Accident Insurance, Which Has Not Been Paid. DETAILS OF DEATH NOT GIVEf Lawyers anrl Others Decline ti Tailk. Though One Report Refers to Fall. Mrs. Aun II. Quarles, widow of Mani S. Quarles, of thls city, fllcd suit fo J16.000 in the United States Distrlc Court yesterday morning agalnst th Aetna I/fe Insurance Company, < llartford, Conn. The deelnratlon a leges that Mr. Qtim-lrs was tiiirurert ui der an accldeht policy in the compan and that. although he dld not vlola ! any term of the cohtraet, and met h death by extornal. vlolent and acc dental means, the company has fallt to make a satlafactory settlemont. The company wlll flle Its ansvvcr 1 the declaratlon of tho plnlntiff ne: Mondav, and untll that time no authoi Itatlve statement can be had of tl reasons for non-payment. The eoi j tract of Insurance, whlch ia known ii tlie "combination accident accuinulatlv I annual income gold boh'd policy." wa issued Alay 1, 1903, and it is allege that under Its ternis the benetlclar; in eonsideration of a payment of $5 annually by the insurod, should hav received nt hls death, If by accidenti meahs. tlie face value of tho policy. In addltlon to the face value i $10,000. tho policy. upon each annii: renewal. if the premlum ls pald lu ad vance, Incrcases 10 per cent., untll th company's responslblllty for the rls becomes $15,030. The declaratlon state that Mr. Quarles ln hls Ufetlmc pal slx such annual reneivals and "ths tho contraet wiis In full force whe he was kllled on July I.I. 1003." Th plaintiff allegeB that sufflclent proc of the eauses of death was submttte to the company on August 4, 1909, an that slnco that tlmc tho company ha falled to make any settlenicnt. The orlglnal policy is tlled aB an cj hlblt ln tho suit, and Mrs. Quarlc clalms to be In possossion at a rt celpt showlng the policy to be ln fu force at tho time her husband dlei Tho policy was wrltten through a loci agent of the l-Iartforcl flrm. Mr Quarles is represented in the llllgi tlon by Attorneys Chrlatopher B. Ga nctt and Kobert M. Pollard. Nohody connectcd wlth tho ca: would mako any statement yesterdi inrogard to the manner of Mr. Quarles death. Coming after tho general publishod reports that ho had dled natural death, the suit created a se sation. Ono statement yesterday w that hc met wlth a vlolent fall, thotij there was no ono to explain how when. At the time Ihe Mei-klenburg lloi was destroyed by flre Mr. Quarles w a guest there, though u man famlll wlth tlio facts and who ls intercst in tho caso sald last night that 1 death was not tho rosult of that d asler. Indoed, there was the utnu siloncc everywhero, even the declai tlon, which stated that he waa kill glvlng no detatla whlch might explt tho exact mnuner. In the statenu furnlshed Tho Times-Dlspatch for pti lliation on the morning of July 3S reference was made to the fact tl Alr. Quarles had dled as the rosult an necident. CATHOLICS SHOW GAIN Membei'M of lli?? KnUli l/iiiler l'. S. VI Nllinliri- ^A'SS.-IU. MilwauUee. WIs.. Kebruary 1_Tlu aro 32,355, 319 I'atliolics under t Unlted States flag. uoenrding to a vanco sheets of th,- offlolal C'atho dlidctoiy, publi.sln.-il ln Mllwauki Tho count iiii-liulen ihe Cathollcs of i I'nlted States prop'or, Alaslta. tlio t'h ipplnos, Portn Itleo aud the Flawall Islainl. Tho Catholio populat.lon und tlie Diitlsh flag ls 13,053,118. ln t I Unlted States proper there are l-|,'.'1 ;;;i Cathollc.s, showlng a galn of li.tj ovor a vear ago. The Cfvthollo pop lation of the loadlng States ie t t:nto>.i is ns follows: New York, 3,733,640; Pennsylvtm l.ilU,76G. llllnols drops froyn second ttilrd placo wlth 1.14;t,7;.-J; Massach selts is next wlth 1.117:1,77-; fcoulsla lins B5T.431; Texas. 383,017, atul-Kc tuekv. 191.296. \1 ll-.lliliKlou-Sllll-.ct Kiiiili- Ie Cillil'iil-illi niirlm Stetplns eat' four lUnea <xai lllioiit cluiiiK"'- r-iHolimUv conduct lliilli, $11.00, SW IS. Main Slieet. L FAILS TO BLOCK 11 Of C1T1ES Belief Almost Certain Now That Council Will Ratify Ordinance. WOOD TO RESIGN AT NEXT MEETING Dabney Explains Why Presidenft of Board Changed Plans About Retiring in January?Busi ness People Vigorously Takc Up Fight for Greater City. VlrtunllT out of the Jnwn of defcat came Ihe assurnnce j-cntcnlny that tti_. orillnnnee provldinc for Ihe coniolldn Hon ot Illehiuonil and Mnnchcstcr "i'l not bc Ultetl hy clllicr branch of City Counell. Dcnpitc thc claluin put forth by raeui bcr? and n profcusiouat lobby?? the moiit nctlve known here slnce l!H).t? tlial the meannrc would not bc rntlfied. hiisluc?4 people took hold ol thc rlght, appeal* Ine to Ihe hlsber and patriollo scnie, n? nanla.il personal profit or narrow nesw. With tlic ovcrwriclmlnjE hu.ilncH Mcntlntent of rUchniond In favor of tha unlon. tlic comincrdal organlzatlonn takc thc poiltlon that Ihe wlll of tha people can linrdly nr thwnrtcd by tho deslres of a few, who, In one inoineul, would denriij- tbe work of years fo_ thc wclfare and uphulldin _ of a jreri ? er city. I.obby Work Dlsnstrous. Even those -who havo fought so blt* tcrly to defcat thls plan ot thc peopta reallzo that a tcrriblc tilundcr wag made in sendlng professional lobbylsts to the City Hall to warn and Intlm': date members of Councll that if they \oted to take In new terrltory, with all thc advantage3 whlch that would bring, they would be crushed in thelr owij warda ln tho sprlng prlmary. Indoed. thc lobbyista startcd the re? port that indignatlon meetings would bc held In tho East End to denouiicir those councilmanlc candldates who sup port a mcasurc indorsed by tho Cliam bcr of commcrcc, thc Retail Mcrchanis* Assoclation, the Travelcrs' I'rotcctiv.j -Assoclation, other assoclations and clt I/tcna generally. lt ls known, more oyqr, that the jight agalnst anncxalloti has been led by ccrlaln property own? ers who would proilt by connnlng tho populatlon to a limltcd arca Insicad ot extcndlng it over a wlder area with adequate bri.lge facllltlcs. But that which provoked tlic grcat est Indlgatum waa tiie fact that tiie lobbyists?whosc names are known tu the buainess organizailons?should un dertake, for aeltish or flnancial rea sons, to ruln everything now and put Richmond in the attltu_e of flnally breaking falth witli Manchester aftei* Manchoster had been charged by sonia with that same crlme when the facts wero not sufllclent to justify it. Aldcrmnu Wood lo rtoigu. Concerning the position of Fresidenl, Jamog B. Wood, of the Board of Alder men, now Superlntendent of tho Stato Bcnltentiary. it was stated that he would send hla reslgnation to the next meeting of thc Board. Mr. Wood has already moved. out of Jeft'crson Ward, and ls occupylng the home lu another ward whlch i? furnlahed tho superln? tendent by tbo State. ^ "I wlsh voluntarlly to glvo the pub? llc attitude o? Mr. Wood on ihe sub ject ot consolldation," sald Buslness Mnnagor William T. Dabney, of tho Chamber ot Commorce, yesterday. "Mr. Wood bas never used his intlucnco against tbe project to my kno.wlcdge. He said ln my presence that lie was willlng to voto to annex Maiichestei', but could not consent to vote for such llheral terms ns recommended by tho two munlclpal commiuees. "Furthermorc, I Unow that ho tHdj not roslgn at the last meet ng otha Board of Aiacrmen. r-.s he fully intend ed to do, for thc reason that hls asso clatcs in Jefferson Ward and Aldcr mun'cobert Whtttott, Jr.. who.it ?M understood, was to succeed hlm, aa presldent, renuestcd that lie not loti der his reslgnation until tho lollow ing meeting. wlilch hc conscnted t_ do. and wlll do. Thc reasona juetlfy ihg thc rctiuest to wlthhold his rcsig natlon had no bearlng WluUever on consolldation." From this statement it is to bc m ferrod that Mr. Wood'a reatgnatlon wlll go to tho next meellng ot tho Board, and ho will not be able. there? fore', to vote for or against the con? solldation ordinance. Appeal to Uuslueaa Seime. No attempt will bc made hy lli.j biis iness Interest to cocrcc iiieinber.s of Council to support tho ordinntico agalnst their personal oplnlona, but Ihe effort rather wlll bc to ?how theni tbe henefits of annoxation and i.avo them reallac. that it ls a mattcr whidi will help tho wuge onrnor and tha renters moro than il will liolp tho pioperty-owncr whose rent wlll coum down wlthout ...iiipctitlon aiul dcvr-|op ment. across the river. Tha Chamber of Commerce icnt ouft yesterday letters io liundreda of clt? izens ln every ward, urclns them t<? call ou their rcprescntatU 'os iu C'oun* cilo with the hope of glvlng tho oidi uanoe a big inajority when it Is pre aonted (or fiuai approval; Notwllh? sianding tho opponKlon, advocatei ?t consolldation exni'Qsaed tho ballet 1 -'??? nlght that U would be ruttfled, thoygli iu tha nieiiniline the cnrnpolgu wiU ieuutni.uc wiih ronowed vlgor, ,.