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advertise in the Times* Dispatch reach the buying public. -HR TIMEfl FOUNDED 1M1 t_HB DISPATCH FOUNDBD 1150. WHOLE NUMBER 18,182. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1910. AV'F.ATHKIt TO-DAY? UXSE TTI.KD. The Times-Dispatch " prints the news and prints it first." PRICE TWO CENTS. Fear of General Strike Stirs Business Men to Action. COMPANY REFUSES TO DEAL WITH MEN Big Spread in Concerted Move? ment to Force Peaceful Settle ? ment of Controversy?State Troops Withdrawn and Day Passes Without Any Disorder. Phlladelphla. Pa.. March 1.?With the wlthdrawal to-day ot the last de tachment. or statc police on duty here, and the <jl?charge from further tstrikr service of the State Pcnclbles, thU clty gav'o up the evldence of anything resembllng rnartlal rule which has ex leted here since the carmen's strike began eleven days ago. To flll the place of thc Statc troop ers, a special cavalry force was or ganized by tlie clty authorltiee. Thesi mm have not yet been given a rhanc. to demor.strate their effectlveness. L"[ untll a late hour to-nlght not an ac of disorder has oeen reportej to-daj ,in any 6ectlon of the clty. Interest centre,. to-day ln the ef forts of business, men, mlnlBters an< others to lnduco the Philadelphia Rap ' id Transit Company to llsten to pro posals of arbitration. Aftor a spccla , meeting of the board of directors, thi company again announced that ther : would be no arbitration. C. O. Pratt. the leader of the strlk ?Ing trolleymcn, says, however, he stll ,-hopes for a satlsfactory settlement o: ?tho differences before thc fympathe tlc strike becomes effectlve on Satur ;day. Plans are being arranged for a largi Tnasb-meeting In favor of the strlk^r: to be held to-morrow night in thc cen tral part of the city. Siliols Klred Nrar Mnjor'n Offlce. At 11 o'clock to-night six shots wcr fir?d directly opposite the office o Mayor Reyburri by some one who rod up in an automobile. The automobile. a blg black tourin, car, came out Market Street. aud a lt turned into Juniper Street. opposlt ihe office of the Mayor, a man leane Irom the automobile and fircd si shots. It ls noi known whether tl. shooting was done hy some practici. Joker or some person of serioub lr tent. A detectlve jumped Into a taxica and gave chase, but the automobile ha galncd a big lead and was soon lo: slght of. Following a conferencc of the Rap! Trantlt directors this afternoon, Pres dent C. O. Krugcr rclterated the r< fusal of the company to consider ai hltration in any shape or form. "Our position has not changed," 1 sald. "and nothlng wlll in any manm change lt." Accordlng to a statement given oi nt the Rapid Transit Company's offlce 120 old employes sought employment : the car barns thls morning. The nun her of cars ln operatlon ihis afternoo is given as 922, which exceeds that < yesterday. Dlrector Clay, of the Depanment ( Public Saf*tv, announced to-night tli; Iip would he fully prepared to protei the clty in the event of a gener; etrlke on Saturday. City Director Karle and Mayor Re: hurn might posslbly he inllucnccd l thc popular clamor prescntly. If tl hulk of the directors refusc to arb trate In the long run it may put tl companv In a bad tix, since then tl Hrlkcrs would have a real and stroi popular support back of them, and tl company would not collect so mai fares as It does even now. Popular Clnmor for Pence. Such a strong popular demand h sprung up slnco the threat of a ge eral strike was made last Sunday f strike arbitration that it looks as Clarence O. Pratt and lhc labor Icadc who threatened tho sympathetlc strf ftnew their business. The most powc ful business men in Philadelphia m; think that the general strike talk is bluff, but not so with thc smaller bu iness men and the great mass of pe lile. Yosterday there were developmer showing a blg spread in the concert movement lo force the traction coi pany to'arbitrate Us troubles wlth t strikers, and to-day there are mc devolopmcnts along thc same 11; Among other meetlngs one of tho ]5p oopal mlnlsters of Philadelphia to ur arbitration was scheduled for t! morning. Yesterday three important oalls nrbltrate wore made upon tho tran company. The chief of them came fr the Market Street Merchants' Assoc tion. A committee of the ussociati lormed of EUla A. Gimbel and Sam D. Lit, two of the largest Phlladelp storekeepers, called upon the direct of the transit company yesterday aft nopn and told them that tho health the shopping trado of Philadelp needed an early dose of arbltrat treatment, so that normal busln might be resumed on Market Strce' The directors heard the demand a special meeting. They stuck to tl* decision to havo nothing further to with the striklng men. The Lutheran nilnlsters and -iethodist mlnlstes, in sepuate mc ings, framed up recommendatlom; arbitration for presentatlon to board of directors of tho transit cc panv. Labor Lender? ou Haud to Help, A number of national loaders arc town to help Pratt and hls assoclt in the matter of the general str: John Mltcholl is expected in town, I half a dozen natlonal prosldents | trade'unlons aro here or coming. If the general strlko propositior a bluff Pratt knows enough at li to malte lt a good hard one. As result, whlle the- opinion of the 1 lnformod mon has not undergone m chango, thero ls a rapid growth tn popular panie over tho prospeel of euspenslon of all unlon labor. j The several lo'eals of the Brotl vTT: (ConH-lnued "on Second Page.)] I PRESIDENT OF PANAMA DEAD VuHKt-n Anny After Rliorl Illnenn?Dr. C. A. Mendor.n Wlll Sncceed Hlm. Panama, Mnrch 1.?Jose Domlngo de Obaldla, Presldent of Panama, dled from h"urt disease at 2:30 o'clock thls afternoon. Ile had been sick only since last Friday. Presldent Obaldla was elected on July 13, 1908. He had before acted as the chief executlve during the ab sence of Presldent Amador. He was formerly minister to the United States. He was born slxty-three years ago, and was a son of former Presldent Obladia, of Colombla. During his ln cumbency as actlng Presldent he be? came very popular, and he assumed offlce In October, 1908, under most fa? vorable ausplces. In polltlcs he had always been a Conpervatlve. but at the tlme of his election to the presi dency he recelved the support of the Llberal as woll as that of hls own partlsans. The new Presldent of Panama wlll be Dr. C. A. Mendoza. Three Vice-Pres? ldents were elected ln 190?. The llrst Vice-President, .1. A. Arango, has since dledi Mendoza was elected second Vice-President. and thus becomes Presldent, and will he succeeded ai first Vlcc-Presldent by J. M- Lambcrt CRASH IN HUDSON TUBE Several Pemorin Injurrd ln Flrst Serl? ous Accldrnl in Tunnels. New York, March 1.?Modern railwaj appllances stalled off death under thc streets of Ncw York Clty to-day There was a collision on the Hudsor and Msnhattan Railway, commonll known as lhe Hudson tunnels. but stee cars and safety devices prevented tel ctcoping nnd ellminated shatteret woodwork. so that nono of the thirty flve passengers sustalned fatal Inju ries. Eighteen, however, six of then women, were hurt so badly that thc: were removed to hospitals. The collision occurrcd at the Twen ty-thlrd Strcet Statlon. ln Manhattan when an easibound train of two cars runnlng at a nlne-miie clip. crashet into a string of cars ahead that wer, being made up. As the train ap proached the station the controllcr re fuscd to work. and the motorman foun< to hls dlsmay that he could not stop He set the emergeney brakes. bu without avall. Reports of the wrcci brought five ambulances and Immens crowds to the scene. Panic prevailei for a whlle, but employes of the roa, cleared the statlon and the injurc were cjuickly carried out. Thls wa the flrst serlous crash in the tubc. VOTE FOR NAVY INCREASE House Committee lndorscn Progrni I'rged by Taft nnd Meyer. Washington. D. C, March 1.?Th House Committee on Naval Affaii voted to-day for the constructlon c two battlcships. one repair ship, tw fleet colliers and four ..uhmarines. Th: rcpretents thc naval increase for tr present ycar. and is practlcally tl same as urged by Presldent Taft ar. by Secretary Meyer Thc two battleshlps v.Ul be of elth< -?i.OOO or 27.000 toris dl.plaoemen _ Their cost will be about $11,000.01 . each. The repalr ship will co.-i somi thing less than Jl.000,000. The foi submarincs are for the Paciflc coast. The commltteo was practlcally unat imous for the program. SIGHTED OFF VIRGINIA CAPE Braslllan Wnmliip Wlll Convoy Vess lli-nrlne Ilody of Denil .\nibns?ndor. Washlngton. D. C, March 1.?Tl Brazlltan battleshlp Minas Garac which ls to convoy the United Stat. armored crulser North Carolina, bea ing tiie body of the late Brazillan an bassador, Joaquim Nabuco, to Rlo d t I Janelro, was slghted late to-day, 1 I miles off the Virginia capes. f Offlclals of the state Departmen t i however. say the Garacs may not 1 t! in condition to sail for Rio for son ll days yet. It is expected that thc ba tleship wlll arrive at Hampton Roa. some time to-nlght. The Mayflower. with the body of tl ambassador, will not leave lhe na' yard here untll word definltely froi the Garaes is recelved. HENRY WALTERS IS NAMEC >' Sucoced* Jolm I). Ilockcfeller, .Ir., i Dlrector lu U. S. Steel Corporation. New York, Mareli 1.?Announceme _i was made to-day thai John D. Rock ' j feller, .Ir., has reslgned as a direct ,r of the Unite_ States Steel Corpor lf i tion. and is succeeded by Henry Wi ters, of Baltimore, chairman of t Louisville and Nashville and Atlan Coast Llne systems of railroads, a a close personal friend of J. P. Morgi A statement. issued by Elbert Gary, chairman of the United Sta Steel directory, explains Mr. Rocl feller's retlrement as follows: s! "Mr. Rockefeller states tliat the oi _ i reason for his resignation is tliat I - I holdlng of stocks in the company tho members of his famlly Is not s llciently large to justlfy hls glvi any time or attention to the affa of the corporation." '? GE0RGIAN DEFENDS GOTHAf ." Dcnlca llopKlnson Smlth's Anacrt 31t Thnt H Is nn "Insolciit City." New York, March l.-r-F. Hop.klni Sii'iili's recent uttcrances that N ui, I York Is thc "most Insolent city In ? ol world," met denlal to-nlght from i? unexpected cmarter. The man - ' - takes issue with hlm is a boutherne Roland Ellls, of Macon. Ga., und member of tho lower house ot of Georgia Legislature. ila Kpeaklng to-night before 20Q Sons Mlchlgan. at the slxth annual banci of the Mlchlgan Society of Nfw i'c Mr. Ellls sald: "My family has been coming h for the last six generatlons, anc have been coming here since ,my fat gave me spending money. At a roc banquet ln this. clty a speaker i Boinethlrig about thls town. "Bul let tne say that New Vork not a clty of rudeness and Insolor Gotluim is a most hosplta.ble plaoi come from the central South, wh hospttality ls noted. hut when a n comes to ihls imperial city, he bre Into a place whero hospttality i born "I am no professlonal Southen Thoso people make me tired. Our t is vour flag; tho flag of all An tea." By a colnctdence, F. Hopkln Smith was ihe guest of honor to-nl of tho Aldina Association, at whlcli men of art, sclence and letters, top hy venerable John Blgelow and Southern author, Thomns Nelson Pi , paid hlm tribute. -Tho spcakers all . l'erred liumorously to hls fling at l lc" York. (140.7.1 TO (.'AI.IKOUNIA, Arizona, Now Mexlco, Maxico. Tourist S er-without change. Berth. **9.0& W'ast lon-bunsia Route, 920 _. Maln St. , . [ OIL THIEISUE Bill Iuposing Half Cent a Gallon Fee Report? ed Favorably. SOUTH BOSTON MAY GET DISPENSARY Former Action of Committee Re versed?Halsey Liquor Bill Reported Unfavorably?Law Examiners' Bill Passes. Poli Tax Bill Allowed to Sleep. Illuminating oils are to be taxed *_ a cent a gallon, as provlded in th. Byrd bill to that effect, if the House Commlttee on Finance is to decide the M question Much to the surprlse of thc ? men who have been llghting thls blll. 1' the commlttee declded at a meetlng r held yesterday morning to report it M favorably. It was picsented to the -; House at the beglnnlng of yesterday' 1: session. ?| Earncst ettacks havo been made or - j this blll. whicli seeks to establlsh a Hvstem of oil inspection to determlnt the luminofity of all oils brought Intc thls State for sale. An inspector is tc be appointed. and he Is lo have the nec? essary assistance. The tax of *_ a cent a gallon is levled for the purpose o! 1 paving the expense of this inspection 9;But It can be rcadlly seen that th< - ' State treasury would bc beneflted bj "Ian enormous amount, anywhere frorr 1 ' $500,000 to $1,000,000 a year. '? Those who are opposlng the blll dic Mnot seem to bo much disturbed by th( * commlttee'a report. and claim thatthej 0 ran defeat it on the fioor when it coraei *? up for a vote. Independent dealeri d say the Standard Oil Company will noi ? fight it. as the consumer wlll pay th( s| tax. and the world's biggest corporatior wlll not be Injured. Dl?peu?nry Blll \l_nlu. As ha. been said several times, n< blll is absolutely dead in a Legislatur< until the linal adjournment ls reachec " , without favorable action. This wai ? ' shown forcibly yesterday afternoon bj ., the actlon of the House Committee oi )f; Countles. Citles and Towns. which re O'rortod favorably tho bllls allowing thi is- people of Bannister Magisterlal Dia ,e trict. in Hallfax county. to vote ou thi ie question of the establlshmcnt of dia ld pensaries. These bills have already passed th' .-' Senate. When they came to the Housi ? . objectlon waa made by many citizen wj of the dlstrlct affected, who oppose< ,. any dispensary election at all, and. I Jr!s'_ch a contest were to be held. the: 'wanted the people of the entire dis ,.; trict, includlng the country resldents ' to participatc. Tho towns of Soutl | Boston and Houston alone were to vot o i under the Senate bllls. After consld dieratlon the commltt-e then conslgne ' tbe bills to entire oblivlon. The whole question was reopene yesterday on an agreement betwee both sides to have the election hy dls trict vote, and not earlier than nex December. two years from the contes whlch rendered thc towns dry. Th committec was induenced in thls actio by a letter from R. S. Barbour. of Sout Boston, a dry leader. who sald h would withdraw hls opposition. A election on saloons is contemplated I December. and he preferred a disper sary election with the whole distrii to a saloon election with the town < South Boston alone voting. Many Blll* Aetcil On. Both houses of the General Assemb' disposed of a great deal of routine bu iness. The Senate was occupied for tl most part in advanclng bills from thc second reading to their third. No a ternoon meeting wa.s held. The Strode State-wide bill, whlch on ita second reading, was reaehed c the calendar. ln the absence of tl patron the bill, on motion of Senat. Folkes, was passed by. The House put in five hours. and that time finally passed no less thi fifty -seven bills. Nearly all of the were mlnor or local matters. for a sp clal rule was enforced designed to r the calendar of this class of legislatic Posslbly the most important bill c actcd by the House was that introduc by Speaker Byrd crcating a State Boa of Law F.xamincrs. This body w take the work of examining appllcar for license to practlce law from t .13 lie; supreme Court of Appeals. It will no expense at all to the State, sln Its expenses will be paid by ? fe charged the would-bc attornoys. No More Fortune Telll-B. Another bill of interest passed w that forbidding fortune telllng, pal istry and clairvoyancc for galn. Th( were a few dissenting votes, but 1 Harwood made an explariation whl though partly veiled, was apparen satisfactory to the House. Senator Halsey's bill eliminating i tiielloons from the State and requlring i an I sale of liquor to be In packages oi ,-ho | was unfavorably reported from i Senate Commltteo on Finance. lt understood that the vote was clo the blll doveloplng strength which V been unexpected, consldering tho f; that both sides are apparently lightl such a measure. Tho idea is prai cally a dispensary system, run for p vate Instead of public proflt. No favorable action ls expeeted fr the House on thc proposed amendmi to tho Constitution reducing the tl when poli taxes must be paid as a p reqiilslte for voting from six mon [.nlnety days. Mr. Parr, tho pati of the amendment. trled hard to scc the dtscharge of the Committee Courts of Justlce from further con" oratlon of the measure, but the Ho stood by the commitiee and delea the motlon. llollevcB He Ciot Cold Deal. Mr. Parr was not lli" an especli good liumor over the action of commlttee ln admlnlstering ehlorofc to tho blll. He thought he should ablo to got a report of some klnd it. Chalrman 1'ago vlgoiously-defc ed tho actlon of tho commlttee in pt Ing the blll by indetlnitcly. There la no hopo of uny soi't of . eral gamo legislation. The jolnt s commlttee of the two housea, to wl all game billa were referred, repoi " "(Contlnued on Third PagoT*" s. I ere -ian aks .vas ner. 'lag icr son ght aoo ?ped tho ige, leap 'in_ B1ILET PLEADS ETH Texas Senator Argues for Amendrnent to Constitution. NO ABRIDGMENT OF STATES' RIGHTS lncreased Receipts From Incomes Exceeding $5,000 the Only Way to Prevent Deficit if Tariff Is Reduced to a Basis of Revenue Only. In a convlnclng exposltlon of Us constitutlonallty and necessity, United States Senator Joseph Weldon Bailcy, of Texas, laat night advocated the proposed income tax amendrnent to the i Federal Constitution before the mem \ bers of the General Assembly of Vlr? glnla. The hall of the House of Dele I gates was filled wlth members. Statc offlclals and cltlzens. Throughout the address the closest attention waa given to the dlsttngulshed speaker, and It seemed to be the unlversal tm pression at tho close that his argu? ment was not only a fine oratorial effort. but an unanswerable contentlon for the adoptlon of the amendrnent. After Senator Bailey had been es corted to the Speaker's stand by the joint legislatlvo committee of recep? tlon, Lleutcnant-Governor Ellyson pre? sented Senator Halsey, who, in i eloquent speech showed that the In j come tax has been since lSOO a Demo ! cratlc doctrlne. Mr. Halsey introduced I Senator Bailey as 'a public servant I who had enjoyed a "career of unusual | brllliancy," and as "second to no living man as a constitutlonal lawyer." No IndlMcrlmlnate Amendments. Acknowledging the mlghty part played by Virginia in the formatlon and adoption of the Constitution, Sen? ator Bailey asserted that he would despair of the republlc if Virginia should fall to be vigilant ln Inrjulring Into the advlsabillty of an amondment 10 that preclous document. "The Constitution is not a thing to be amended with ease and at wlll," he remarked, "and I find it difflcult to restrain my patience when members of Congress propose an amendrnent to the effect that the presldential in auguration day shall be put later in the year, so that the presidential pa rade may be made a blgger shot**. If no i j body could be at -tn.'-.se cererr.onles but the Pr_s!dent-e-iect a.*:d th,e Chief Jus? tice of tiie Supremo Court. I would stlll be oppose- to such an lnnovation, for I do not believe in a mllltary dis? play on s'uch an occasion, which is essentlally a clvic one. Only some great purpose Justifles amendrnent to that great charter of our Ilbertics. "The rosolutlon which submltted thls proposed amendrnent to the-sev? eral States of our nation was passed unanimously by the Senate, and with 1 but few dissenting votes In the House. Both partles are in favor of this ad ditlon to the Constitution. and I de? sire the Republicans in thc General Assembly of Virginla to note that. your General Assembly contains enough P.epubllcans to show how good lt ls to be a Democrat." -\o Abrldgment of States' nightn. Proceedlng to refute the objectlon? advanced by the opponents of the :tj amendrnent. he ridiculod ihe idea that ifjlts passage would alter the position* j of the Federal government and thc I States. or impair the integrity oi y j States' rlghts. 3. "The power to tax Incomes is al ie'ready vested ln the Federal govern Ir j ment by tho Constitution." he sald f- 1 "and the only change sought by thc j proposed amendrnent is a change ii: is j tlie method of laylng the tax. A lin< >n of decisions. unbroken untll lSO'i, os iej tabllshed c'onclusiyely that the govern }T-\ ment had the power to levy~"sucli : . tax. The Pollock case, decided by thi ln Supreme Court in 1S95, held an Incohv in I tax law unconstitutlonnl, on thi ground that it dld not provide tha the tax should be levled by apporilon ment among the Staies as requlred lv the Constitution. The power nov so.iglu by Congress ls to levy an ln come tax, not accordlng to the popula tion of the States, but In accordanc with the rule of uniformlty. The soi change ls a change in thc rule of ho*. the levy shall be made. For Instanci should Congress levy a. tax under lh present harsli rulo of npportionmer accordlng to ' .population, Arkansa would have to pay one-slxth of wha New York would have to pay. Whll the population of New York is si times that of Arkansas, it is twent times as great. in wealth, and, thore fore, a citizen of New York would ti reoulred to pay less than one-fourt upon every dollar's worth of his prc perty subject to the tax as the clllze he j of Arkansas would be i;enulred La pa' ily ! That Is a manifest and gross inequali*-: he I and if the new rule were adopted, u ' persons possesslng an income of ?ii,0C or more, would have to pay an lncoir tax, regardless of tho population < the State ln which they might ro3lde Itcplle* to Huglie.i. Tho next objectlon he conslderc was thai urgea by Governor Hughr of New York. on the ground that tl tax might prove a tax on the Instr montalltles of the State. and thus power to the Federal government destroy the State. "If any but the Governor of Nc York liad raised such an objectlot iro! sald Senator Bailey, "h0 would ho been consldered grossly absurd." He cited, In answer to the impro nable constltuUonal prlnclple U down in tho case of McCullorh Maryland. thal the Federal gover ment cannot tax the intitrunientallt! of the State, nor the State those the Federal governinent. This de slon was wrltten, by CHief Justl Marsiinll. "one of tho greatest op1 lotis falling from the ltps of man." s nd. I. cordlner to tho speaker. . Dlgrefislng fnr a tnlnute, Senat R.iliev snld: "1 am not here to f that Congress does not do some fool thlngs. but 1 do1 say that lt wlll c< tlnue to dP foolish thlngs untll a Pe ocratle Congress ls elected. Our 1 ^(Continued on Seventh-Page.) NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS HEXItY C. STUART. 1 Council to Appropriate $20,000 to Improve Shipping Facili tics by Water. HEALTH FUND INCREASED Total Amount Exceeds That of Last Year by $50,000, but K-ceps Within Income. The annual appropriation ordinance carrying $2,438..58.30. was reported tc the Common Councll last nlght by tht Committee on Finance and tabled untl thc regular meetlng on Monday night as under the rules it cannot be acteri on within three days after lt is Intro? duced. There were only a few mo ments of debate. as prlnted coples wero dlstributed among the members. Subchalrman Poilock, of the Committec on Streets. asked if the item of $5.00( for sewers was correct, tiie budget last year havlng carried $60,000 for thal work. includlng the Hollywood sewer He was Informed that the item hac been cut ln vlew of the bond Issue whlch makes nearly $1,000,000 avall? able for sewer work thls year. Providc. Xew "Wtanrf. Ther. was no indlcation last night that there will be any concerte_ figh on the budget, though committee chalr men were slow to oommlt theinselve; untll the paper has been tfiven closei study. The ordinance is a conserva tlve one, providlng llttlo beyond tln actual current needs of the depart ments. Those famillar wlth clty fi nances belleve that lf adopted. then wlll be an avallable surplus of no less than $100,000 for special appro prlatlon during the year. The budge provides $20,000 for building a cit; wharf: carries forward $65,000 for th distrlbution system of the new muni cipal electric plant; appropriates $6,50 ! for special alterations and rcpairs t the City Hall. $3,000 for playground and makes partlal provlsion for th opening of new Bester Street throug an item- of $20,000 for opening an wldening streets. Street car tickets for Clty Counei men amount ln the aggregate to $2,S0 100* tickets to each of the fifty-s members on the first day of eve month. The san'Itary improvement the milk supply gets $1,000; speei vicclnation $1,500 and the tuberculos campalgn. $5,000. Alm'oat Xo Smooth Pnvlng. The largest general appropriation for the improvement of the streets the city. a grand total of $257,105.70 b ing provlded. The only smooth pavlr provlded in the budget ls an item - $20,000 for smooth paving and .sid walks around the John Marshall Hlj School. A new steani roller is pr vided for the Eaat Bnd. at a cost $3,700. The general item for graclin gravellng and granite spall paving $75,000, and for eurbs and gutte $25,000. The total street approprl tion exceeds that of last year $8,888; For street cleaning there ts provld $115,978.41, an lncrease ovor last ye of S11.47S.41, noi allowlng for the nc inclnarator, whlch was erected la year at a cost of $10,000. Ileulth nnd Clinrlty. Kor the health of the clty there approprlated $38,040. an Increaso $5 050. The puhlli* charlties admini tered through the Committee on Bell of tho Poor, Includlng tho maliuenan of the Almshouse and ambulance, ia a lowed $5S,!?Sn, which Is to tne.lude now annex bulldlng for conaunipti patlents. The lncrease over last ye is $11,060. Puhlle schools are allowed $210,SG?.! 0 reduction from last year's approprl tion of $28,391.22, 1-ast year thors w provlded $15,352 for purchase of t Hanover Avenue site, and $15,000 f speclal repairs tu old hulldlnga. Tl ?oVIyear there ls allowed $1,200 to repi avitlie John Marshall houso and $10.C .1, for further repairs to old school. bui! _!*i "-j'he Police Kepartment ls allow $H7,65.i, an lncrease of $2,197._T -(OnjUaued on"reniF""PaBeT) tc IS Ninth District Leader Pledge Hearty Support to Party Nominee. STROTHER CONFIDENT, TOl Republican Senator Predicts Th? Democrats Will Carry Di-frict Now. Judge Willlam F. Rhea. member the State Corporation Commission, a an active leader of Democratlc po ties of the Ninth Dlstrlct, last nlg pledged his hearty support to the ca dldacy of Mr. Stuart. After heari of Mr. Stuart's nominatfon by the Br tol conventlon he dictated the follo ing staternent: "I havr lor inontb* ur<rod my frlen ln tbe Nlnth DlHtrlrt lo Insiwr ou "I Stunrf* nrreptlup ihe nominatlon, n be.nusie I pemonnlly preferred hlm, li liecause I con.ldered hlm the loKlt candldate. I knew he wn? amply nl to conduct 11 NiieecMnfiil cnnipnlKn, n my aoxlety lo reetcem thnt jsreat dl trict from llic control of the nepub enna led me lo ulnk any per?onnl c<> Nlrierntlunn and advocate Mr. Stuar noiitlnntlnu, "I belleve we can wln, and I M ccrely trimt Mr. Stuart wlll bc cleet to CongreM, nnd hc shnll ocrtaln hnve my hearty support to that end, Stunrt AVUI Wln?Strother. A. P. Strother. Republlcan Senat frorii th<* Fifth Senatortal Distri composed of Glles. Bland, Wythe a Pulaskl Clty. when ask'ed about t nominatlon of Henry C. Stuart by t Nlnth District Democrats last nigl sald: "Tlic DeinocratH hnve nomlnated t i Htronjrcst man possible. Air. Stunrt the poor nf nny mun In my seetlon thc State. Ile vrlll not only conimn the solld support of hls own pnr but wlll hnve the nupport of ina InflucnUal rtepubllcnns. who cannot n wlll not further Indorac the pollth course. of Mr. Slemp. "It ls my oplnlon tlini Mr. Stm wlll bc clcelcd <o ConRrca* tliU fnll Mean" Orent Cninpnism. Probably one of the momentous ca palgns in the history of the Nll District, whlch has heen the scene so many stlrrlngr contests. will be result of tho nominatlon of Mr. Stu: The mountaln district, so long negh ed as to lts natural resources. and r by Tar the rlchest in tho State, always been debatable ground. E in the seventiea it was necessary the Democrats to light to send a t resentattve to Congress. ln tho memory of men who are yet old the campalgns waged by lr otto McMullln aro remombered v the greatest Interest. Those were days of accusations and recrinilniith and when tho code duello had vanlshed from the Old Dominion; When the power of the Readjus Republican organization had been 1 ken, tho Democrats of the Nlnth t a lawyer, a man who had served country in battlo and who had dis gulshed himself in tho courts- and ? hlm to the House of Roprescntatt He served two terms and despito protests of the people, declined rem js inatlon. Ho said that politics did suit hlm and he did not suit polli The Democrats of the Ninth have nc caased to mourn for John A. Buchai and nearly all of Uiem wlll say to that he would. but for his own cision, be servlng the dlstrlct tn C gress ln thls year of our I-ord 1 But that ls past history. Ocniocratli" Yenr. Aftor the retlrement of Judge Bi iinan ihe nomlnation was won by ' done Jlm" Marshall, of Craig. lt the Democratlc yoar of IS92. and majority over the lato. Major Hc Cllni Wood, who lias been buried i ilrlu few weeks, waa the largest ever 00 corded In tho dlstrlct, expeadlng 5 d- lt seems sirange to say lhat only I years later the Uepubllcana car ed j tiie Ninth. ho They were led by Cjeiieral Jame "" j "<Contlnuod on Second Page.). CALL OF PARTY TO REDEEM NIHT1 Reluctantly Consents to Accept Nomination for Congress. DELEGATES WILD WITH ENTHUSIASM Strenuous Campaign Will Be Conducted to Defeat Slemp. Ringing Resolutions Adopt? ed, Making Tariff Chief Issue for Appeal to People. (Spneial to The Times-Disoatch.) Brlstol, A'n., Mnrch 1.?In' the mldst of the wlldent soeues of -iitliimlni.rn and wlth the oft-repented slocnn, *'Re ilrom lhe Dlntrtcl," the ^emoeroU of the Nlnth VlrKinln nifttrlct, In conven? tion In tbc HnrniellnK Theatre here thU afternoon, nomluuted Henry C. Stuart, former corporation nimiuls'Inn er, to, oppo?e Reprenentatlve C. B. Slemp, who I* dcntlned to be the Re? publican nominee ln the race for Con _rre*a. Desplto Mr. Stuart's dlsposltlon to eschew the honor, owlngr to business affalrs. and to his determinatlon to seek no offlce other than that of the governorship of Virginla. he was finally forced to yleld thls afternoon, when he saw that the delegates from the various countles were not ln a frame of mlnd to accept any excuse. After the committee on resolutions had re? ported, and the stlrrlng denunciatlons of the Republican admlnlstratlon, espe? cially in rclatlon to the tariff, had been unanlmously adopted. B. Tato Irvlne. chairman of the convention. came forward. and ln a rlnglng speech compllmentlng: the vlrtues of Mr. Stu? art. placed the distinguished Bussetl county man in nomlnatlon. A demon statlon, the greatest of lhe convention. followed the mentlon of Mr. Stuart*3 name. as it had prevlously been under? stood among a majorlty ot the dele gates that there would be no hope of . having him accept the honor But Mr t-Irvlne understood the posltlon when. I he arose to mako . the norainating 1 speech, for Mr. Stuart had already con aented to yleld to tho enthusla3tic sen ttment in hls favor. Following tho placlng of hls name beforo the conven , tion. county after county seconded tha ?_ nomlnatlon. and a number of brlef but eloquent speeches were made. Voinliintlon Mnde L'nanlniouii. Then, upon the second of B. F. | Buchanan, of Marlon, the nomlnatlon; was made unanimous. amld the wlldest enthusiasm. Hats and handkerchiefs. and even coats, were thrown hlgh in ? the air, and the parqilet of the theatre was a scene of unprocedented demon stration, so rejolced were the dele? gates that Mr. Stuart had decided to yield to their wishes, even after many of thom had gone to the place of the convention with the fires of hope burnlng low. feellng. as they did, that he could not bo induced to accept the nomination. General B. A. Ayors. H. G. Peters and E. P. Carter were appointed a committee to Inform Mr. Stuart of his nomination and to introduce hlm to the convention. The presence of Mr. Stuart on the stapd was the occasion for another outburst of applause. whiqh was kept up fully three min? utes." Mr. Stuart made a brief speech of acceptance. He began by saying: *'ln a large way tlie volce of the people is the voice of God." "The same,", he added-, "may be said to be true In a smaller and more local way." Mr. Stuart sald that he had uever yet held any position of trust and honor at tho hands of the people that was not placed there voluntarlly and wlthout hls solicltatfon. He felt ln duty bound to accept the nomlnatlon of a convention which seemed to ex? press the hearty sentiment of the party throughout the district, and which camo ln the naturo of an Imperative call to duty. It was not the honor of. I the position, he declared, that in m- fluenced him to accept; not the emolu !thl ments of offlce, but the warm hand of',elasp of the boys who have been flght thej ing tho hattles of the district year lrt aftor year, and who represent a cause which ls entltled to wln. To Redeem the Dlstrlct. Mr. Stuart declared that there was no clrcumstances so supreme as for i Permlt any rlght-minded man not to yleld to the hearty and earnest call of his party ln times when earnest ef? fort and determlnation are re qulred. He declared that the unbought '.Demooracy of tho N'lnth District should he converted into a victorlous Democracy on election day. In con cluslon, he said: "I wish to express niy profound, earnest. sincero and hoartfelt thanks for the confidence you liave so generously accorded to me." Upon motion of General B. A. Ayers, Chairman Irvlne was instructed j''_|to appolnt a campaign committee, to enJ be auxiliary to the regular dlstric ,es committee, and to conslst of ono man ,l' from each county, that man to be recommended to the chairman by the county executlve committee. This, it was stated by a number of the dele? gates on the floor, was one of the most Important matters that had come before the convention. It was de? clared to Indlcate the earnestness and slncorlty wlth which the party golng into lhe approaching campaign. Mr. Irvlne expects to be ln a posltlon to announce thls committee within the next ten days, ancl all countj oommlttees are requested to send ii nomlnatlons by the middle ot nexi week. The comtulttea on resolutions report. ""'' ed the following, and the same w. in'y' unanlmously adopted, as expresfhu re" the nrivtiment of ever;' delogai ?0' present: 1 Ue?<|lullniiH Adopted l>> Couveutlon. rled ; ..\y_p the Democrats ot ihe N'inil 1 Congre-isional District, ln conventioi s "? j assembled, hereby reaffIrm our ad .lliv-uon to UeniQcratic;. prln.cif4??, *?