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terways to the Pole. When complete,
It v.-Ill make a national sphere ot in?
Ills reference to tho waterways to
the pole, taken from the humorously
Inclined title of his lecture, was
greeted with laughter.
Ilepeatn Thrilling Story.
To those who have read Admlrul
Peary's own story of his attempts to
reuch the farthest north?ot the yeare
of preparation and study of the situa?
tion, so as to take the most favorable
chances In all respects?of the start
and the stops?of tho heart-rending
delays?of the resort to the sleigcs?
?f the linul dash to tho North Pole?ol
the return amidst shattered Ice and
reaches of open water?of the long
night and the silence und the unbe?
lievable cold?the ground Is fumlllar.
The pictures showed lglooB, Eskimo
fuces, trulls In the snow, reaches ot
watei in the open Polar Sea, epecl
niens ot the bird and animal life, the
flag on tho coveted spot. With each
there was Just a word The illustra?
tions were selected rather to tiold the
attention and to present variety than
to make any sort of tangible account of
the journey and the achievement.
After he had concluded, muny shook
the hand of the Admiral und of Mrs.
Peary, who shared some of the hard?
ships of former voyages
Klchnioud n? n Port.
Tho other address of the evening
was delivered by Joan C, Freeman, ol
thlB city, on the subject, "Port of Rich?
mond; Cur.ais und Waterways of the
Old Dominion State." It was u care?
fully prepared und exhaustive studs
of the commercial und Industrial
successes of the city In recent years,
and a demonstration of the advantages
which might well come to It as a re?
sult of a policy of fostering Its water
borne commerce, and of the success
of the lntracoustal plan.
"Our climate, said Mr. Freeman, "Is
unsurpassed. T.'e very rarely have a
heat prostration, and never a death
from freezing. Our health record com?
pares very favorably with that of any
other city of the country.
"We have hardly begun to use the
natural resources -ylng on every hand.
All around us there are millions of
acres of uncultivated lands. Although
unfilled, this land is fnr from being
worthless. It can easily be made to
produce not only a great variety ol
farm products, but tiiese in exceeding?
ly profitable quantities
Nearby Coul Supply.
"Just ten miles west of this city
there Is a bltumtnous coal field, which
Professor N S. Shuler, of the L'nifrd
?States Geological Survey, says con?
tains 1,152.000.000 tons of coal. The
high grad? of this coal Is fully attest?
ed by tho fact that the Richmond.
Frelerlcksburg and Potomac Railroad
is using it regularly on the engines
running between this city and Wash?
Referring to the water possibilities.
Mr. Fieemsn continued:
"Take as an Illustration the James
River, which passes through the coal
Held just referred to. From the foot?
hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to
tidewater at our city wharves, the
descent Is 600 feet?100 feet of which
Is practically within the corporate
limits of Richmond. With a series of
lock dams thrown across this river all
the way up. what will it not he worth
for manufacturing and transportation
"With those facts considered. It must
be admitted that Richmond Is the nat?
ural gateway to the South.
Will Have Oceou I.lucre.
"Our present water approaches are
good, and are susccptlole of great Im?
provement. We now have a depth of
sixteen feet from our city wharves to
the sea: twenty-live and a hulf feet
Is promised by the general government,
and as soon as we can secure the. Use
of one of those great Panama dredg?
ing machines, we expect thlrty-flvc
feet. These improvements will enable
ocean liners to enter th.- James, and
then there will be nothing to prevent
Richmond's becoming the great fresh
water Inland port of America, as Ham?
burg Is of Europe.
"Hamburg Is ninety-three miles In
i land; with a straightened rivet. Rich?
mond will be ubout the same distance
from the sea. We now huvo one cut
?Dutch Oap?made with pick and
shovel, largely under the supervision
of General Uutler during the war.
This cut. although only 200 feet In
length, saves seven miles' travel. A
few more such changes will still fur?
ther the distance about twenty-live
miles. When this shall have been au
compllshed, our city will shake ample
provision for the accommodation or
transatlantic UneiS. Our wharves on
thlu side of the river are now being
extended and Improved, and on the
south aide a very large basin or dock
con easily bo provided, accoi ling to
p.uns already carefully worked out,
which Include the most up-to-date ter?
mini'I facilities and railroad connec?
tions to be found anywhere."
Bring Country Together.
After reviewing the possibilities of
the city, Mr. freeman expressed the
opinion that: "Not since the Fourth of
July, 1770. has anything been attempt?
ed In this country that will contribute
more towards bringing together, in
brotherly love, the people of the North
and of the h'outh, than the opening of
this safe Inland waterway."
Uriel addresses at the opening of
the night session were mad- by Frank
E. Howe. Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatlves ot Vermont, and rZ. Homer
Skinner, a member of the Canal Com?
mission ot Massachusetts. The latter
said that other Htates copy after Mas?
sachusetts, an Instance being In the
matter of free school books, which lie
said his Slat* has had for forty years.
This morning the delegates who have
not left the city will board the steamer
1'ocahontas. of the Old Dominion Line,
for a trip down the James to Old Point
Comfort, Including a stop of an hour
and a half at old Jnmestown Island.
The boat leaves the wharf at S:3'.>. und
Street cars will connect with It run?
ning from all the principal hotels.
Those who will return home by boat
will catch New York. Philadelphia and
Washington steamers at Old Point to?
night The Alabama will not leave
that plac-s until midnight, on her re?
turn to Philadelphia. Others who go
home by train from Richmond will be
brought up to this city this evening by
special train, leaving Old Point at 6
o'clock, and arriving here at S.
Luncheon will be served on the Poea
hontas by the Richmond committee.
The women of the party were enter?
tained at the Country Club yesterday
afternoon, being conveyed there. on
special cars. The feminine parr of th-j
convention this year has numbered '.Tai,
adding a great deal to the pleasure of
the occasion.
On all hands are heard expression?
to the effect that the Richmond conven?
tion has beer, the most successful, from
every standpoint. In the history of the
Atlantic Deepor Waterways Associa?
Inland 'Waterways W i h Lowered Transportation
Cost an Economic Necessity, Says Cattell.
Cape Cod C ana 1 Plan Discussed.
After the social events of Wednes
day night, delegates to the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association vere
slow In gathering In the convention
hall yesterday morning. Some time
was occupied by President Moore In
reading letters of regret from well
known men regarding their inability
to nttend. Among these were commu?
nications from Mayors Reyburn, of
Philadelphia, and Fitzgerald, of Bos?
ton. Senator Swanson. of this State,
wrote pledging his help to the project. !
Reading the letter of former Pres?
ident Theodore Roosevelt, Mr. Moore
said that w hen that distinguished indl-I
vldual's help had been sought he hod
taken tho position It was unnecessary |
to argue a case already proven. At
the same time Mr. . Moore regretted
that he could not come and speak, for
he sad: "When he speaks, the crowds
gather, whether they believe every?
thing ho says or not." j
Governor John A. Mead, of Vermont,
said he wished he could come to Vir?
ginia and renew his experiences of
lS64-'65, when by force of circumstances
ha was kept near the northern boun?
dary of the State.
The Railroad ronltlon.
Reading a warmly worded letter of
approval from President W, W. Pin
ley, of the Southern Hallway, Mr.
Moore said he believed no railroad man
would oppose the intracoastal project
when it Is universally understood. "The
opposition." he asserted, "Is breaking
now; If not, wo will keep it up until
It docs break. Every railroad man
should learn that the Atlantic Deeper
Waterways Association stands simply
for the creation of new business, and
any railway employe who doesn't fa?
vor more new business doesn't know
his own business."
W. H. Heald, Congressmn from Del?
aware, presided at the morning session.
The tirst speaker was M. K. King, of Vir?
ginia, president of the bake Drummond
Canal Company. His argument was de?
voted to the two already completed
links between tho mouth of the Eliz?
abeth River, a( Norfolk, and the North
Carolina sounds. A board of army en?
gineers has suggested the purchase
of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Ca?
nal, which wouid, it is claimed, ruin
the business of the now competing
Dismal Swamp or Eakn Drummond Ca?
nal. A fight Is being made by Eliza
both City and other North Carolina
towns situated on the last named wa?
If any Intense, disappointment was
fell because Of the absence of Mayol
Reyburn, of Philadelphia, It was prob?
ably forgotten when tho convention lis?
tened to the speech of his personal rep?
resentative, K. J. Cattell, the city's sta?
tistician. Full not only of figures,
but of enthusiasm; not only of infor?
mation, but of pathos and of eloquence,
Mr. Cattell delighted his audience. He
told first how George Washington was
the* father of canals, of how the Im?
portance of these waterways hnd grown
and then declined, of what Philadelphia
has done toward providing terminal
facilities, and of the needs of tho cut
between tho Chesapeake, and Delaware
, v Sa could n>ot help telling of the op
portunltles which lie at the mouth of
the Echuylklll River, which he pre?
dicted would furnish a place for the
repair of Bhips in future wars--a turean
which runs through twenty-eight and
one-half miles, with a city on its
Question of economic*.
Going Into a wider Heid, Mr. Cattell
said that underconsumption, and not
overproduction, is the problem of th?
hour. He said there Is something,
wrong with a system of distribution
which allows vast o,uuniiticS of food?
stuffs to rot and gu back to nature in
Oregcn while the ICast is starving and
has countless thousands of pfcuffie
whose producing power Is lessened be?
cause of lack ot proper and sufficient
Referring to the last annual repoft
Of the Southern Railway, which hauled
26.000,001) tons ot frelarhi at a cost on
the average of ?5 cents for nine miles
per ton, Mr. Cattlell said that it should
have been carried for 10 cents. Not
that railroad rates are too high, but
that initial cost Is too high. Such a
condition, he said vigorously, is dying
In the face of Providence. The work
of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways
Association Is therefore missionary In
Its nature, and it 1? to help solve the
problem of economic distribution and
transportation of the necessaries of life.
'Plic CaPe Coil Scheme.
Captain J. W. Miller, an officer Of the
company which is digging the Cape
Cod Canal with private mearfs, spoke
next. He told of the project of whose
I construction work he is the chief and
which he thinks will be a monument
to August Belmont. Captain Miller
had something to say about "the ten?
dency to excessive governmental con?
trol." He askeil the country to re
| serve its criticism at least Until It has
j an opportunity to see What the pro?
moters of the plan intend to do. The
Object Is to save seventy miles' jour?
ney around Cape Cod for all vessels
I entering and leaving the port of Bos?
ton. In thirty years nearly 1,000 lives
have been lost and millions of dollars
of pioperty destroyed because of the
dangerous passage around the cape.
A tonnage of 25,000,000 will go through
the canal, ll.00o.000 of which Is Ches?
apeake coal from Virginia. The canal,
he said, will bo finished by the sum?
mer of 1913.
. Isham G. Randolph, chief engineer of
the Sanitary Commission of Chicago.
I dlscuscd "The Chicago Drainage Canal
?A Contrast." In detail lie told of
' the beginnings of the canal proposi?
tion in his city and of the growth of
the work through all manner of diR
j couragenients and unfavorable condl
| tlons.
The credentials committee In Its ro
port showed an attendance on the con?
vention of slightly more than 900 per?
sons?much^larger than at the Provi?
dence meeting of last year.
The call of States for ftvft-mlnute
speeches wua begun, but only New York
was heard from up to the time of re?
cess. James U Wells spoke .of his
State's part in providing tormlnals
and in encouraging tth?. waterway*
project - _; .:.--.'iu.!
Waterways Convention Urges Construction of
Inland Uoute From Below Hatteras to Boston
Harbor?Many Able Addresser.
Acting for a constituency of 30,000,
000 people, the Atluntlc Deeper Water?
ways Association ut the ufternoon ses?
sion yesterday culminated the labors
of the Itlchmond convention by unani?
mously Indorsing the recomrneiiditlon
of the commltteu on resolutions that
? t dernunj of the government the con?
struction ut the earliest possible mo?
ment of a deep-water Inland channel
from below Cape Hatteras to BoBton
harbor, covering a distance of not less
than C00 miles, and the ultimate but
early extension of such waterway
southward to Florida, and the Gulf of
Mexico, adducing as chief justification
for tills demand the fact thut upon a
channel thus constructed at leust nlnc
tcnths of the existing commerce along
the Atlantic coast could be conducted.
In further support of this demand,
the report of the committee pointed
to the shipping disasters along the
Atluntlc seaboard between the years
1900 and 1909, resulting in the wreck?
ing of 6,000 vessels, the loss of 2,200
human lives, und the destruction of
nearly IIO.?w'.'.'n.'ii of property, all of
which could have been saved and all
future losses prevented 'by the ex?
penditure of a few million dollars for
the opening of an inside deep water?
way. And. again, lh.?t while one dollar
will curry a ton of freight four miles
on a dirt road, ten miles on a tirst-class
stone road, und 12T miles on a rall
ruad. It will carry a ton of freight not
less than 1,250 miles on the Great
Lakes or upon a well ordered river,
bu>v or deep artlilclal channel.
To Lighten Tux Burden.
The realization of this project, ac?
cording to the committee report, will
lighten the burden of tuxutlon imposed
by expensive transportation, by
cheapening the movement of commo?
dities; will lncreus* trumc both for
water ami railway lines, and will give
a new, Impetus to Industries now ham?
pered because of inadequate or too
expensive transportation.
Referring to the act of March 3,
1509, which instructed United Slates
Army engineers to make a survey for
the construction of a waterway on
Interior lines along the Atlantic coast,
the committee reported that this sur?
vey has been completed, and expressed
the belief that prompt and favorable'
action wll. be taken by Congress when
the report of the engineers Is sub-1
mttted to It at the next session.
The resolution concluded with these
wprds: "The time for talk about this
great project has ended, and the lime
for action has come. A project
plainly indicated by nature, against
which no reasonable argument hag
ever been presented, which has en?
countered no open opposition, which
wiii help everybody and hurt nobody,
which will give cheaper transportation,
lower cottd of food, and a larger scope
for commerce to one-third the people
of the nation, and which will Involve
an outlay not larger than that le
qulred for the construction of half a
dozen battleships, should be carried
forward to conFummation without fur?
ther argument or consideration. The
Panama Canal as a money-maker, a
money-saver, arid a help to the move?
ment of commodities handled by this
nation, hf-.s, In our Judgment, actually
smaller Importance than this water?
way, in behalf of which we Invite, |
urge ind demand the early action of]
the Congress of the Cnited States."
Terrulunls Recommended.
The committee further supplemented
Its report with a declaration in favor
of the immediate Improvement of ex?
isting water terminals, the prompt
provision of such terminals; where
needed and where at present none
exist, and the installution of facilities
8'iited to modern competitive condi?
tio::? and the character of business to!
be handled at such terminals. j
Since the provision of these termi?
nals does not come within the scope of
the Federal government, It was the
sense of the resolution that they be
undertaken by the States, cities, or
other political subdivisions in which
such terminal facilities are located.
This supplementary recommendation
was unanimously Indorsed by the con?
vention, as was also the following re?
solution offered from the floor:
"Resolved, That the president of this
association shall appoint a committee
of ten. of which he shall be a member
and chairman, to present these reso?
lutions to the President of the Cnited
States to the Secretary of War; the
Chief of Engineers; President of tho
Senate and the Speaker Of the House o'
RepresontStlVS, to the end that the re?
port of the board of engineers on the
waterway from Boston to Key West
shall be submitted promptly to Con?
gress at the beginning of its approach?
ing session, and that its recommenda?
tions shall at this session be enacted
into law."
Address by Waller Page.
"The Improvement of our waterways
and highways has not kept pace with
the development of our railways," de?
clared Logan Waller Page, director
bureau of public roads. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, In his ad?
dress. "The Relation. Of Highways to
Waterways," which opened the after?
noon session yesterday. "While, we huv<
the most superb railway system in the
world, our public roads are worse than
those of any other civilized nation
Many of them are so bad during the
winter and spring that they might even
be classified as ?unimproved inland
waterways." "
He declared that the usefulness of
The only through Parlor Car for
Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York
leaves Byrd Street Station dally at
12:01 noon Only elghht hours to
New York.
Main and a Broad and Third
Eighth Sta. I Next to Corner
Best of Everything Optical and
waterways is largely determined by
1 the development of the intricate sys?
tem of waterways, which are their na?
tural feeders. The value of the font -
er Increases directly with un Increuse
In ettlctency In the latter.
lie advocated an annual saving of
approximately $400,000,000 by Improve?
ment in the main roads lit the United
States, so as to cut the cost of hauling
in half. Twenty per cent, of thest
highways, he told the convention, carrj
jij per cent of the traffic. If the prin?
cipal highways were always passable
for heavy loaded vehicles. he said
there wuuld not be such great varia?
tions In rates and freight congestion;
railroad and waterway equipment could
be employed to better advantage
freight handled more cheaply, and the
farmer enabled to take advantage ot
market prices. He said there are act?
ually hundreds of agricultural com?
munities where Incoming shipments of
agricultural products exceed the out?
going shipments.
What Itallroads Handle.
"Instead of the leak from the spigot,
consider the waste at the bunghole,"
was Mr. Page's slogan.
He said the railroads handled each
year fc26,000,000 tons of freights origi?
nating on their lines, the lake and In?
land waterways upwards of lo0.000.000
tonH, and that of this total t00.000.000
tons represented agricultural, forest
and other products that pass over tho
common roads. Assuming the average
highway haul to be eight miles, cost?
ing 25 criits per ton per mile, the total
cost of this haul by wagon road, ho
contended, would aggregato ISOO.OOO,
000 annually, not Including the extra
haul cost of the 3.000.000 toim of cotton
crop annually hauled from farm to
gin. back to farm, and finally to sta?
tion or wharf. Millions of tons of pro-!
ducts are hauled directly from producer'
to the consumer, not reaching the
railroads or waterways. The slight
est difference In wagon road hauling
cost would aggregate millions of dol
Iura. A cut in half of the average haul
would within six years, he predicted
save enough to Improve 20 per cent, of
all the roads In the United Statets at
$5,000 a mile.
"In the Southern States," he conclud?
ed. "It has been found that when the;
roads have been surfaced with hard!
materials, such aa gravel or crushed'
stone, two horses can easily draw front'
ten to twelve bales of cotton to market,
with greater ease and In less time thanl
they could have drawn two or three
bales before the roads were improved. I
Similar results have been obtained In
the North."
Durand Explain* Growths
The wonderful development and still
dominant position of tho territory of
the Thirteen Original States in the
matter of "Population, Industries and
Commerce" was the general subject
mutter ot the second address of tho
afternoon session, delivered by Direc?
tor of the Census B. Dana Durand.
The address was Illustrated by '*
specially prepared chart graphically
representing the great progress of the
thirteen States since colonial days,
particularly In the point of Increase in
population?always an unfailing Index
of prosperity. The subject waa espe?
cially pertinent because of the fact
that the proposed Inside waterway will
be situated almost entirely In tho ter?
ritory Included by the Thirteen Origi?
nal States.
"Naturally, the percentage rates of
growth of the population, industries
and commerce of the Thirteen Original
States." said Mr. Durand, "have been
less than for the United States as a
whole, since m 1750 there was practi?
cally nothing In the territory outside
of these States. The development
within the territory of the thirteen
States has. however, been extraordi?
nary. In fact. It has been promoted
by the progress of the newer sections
of tho country.
"Between 1790 and 1910 the popula?
tion of the Thirteen Original States In?
creased from 3,820.000 to 37.311,000. or
almost tenfold. The value of their
manufactured products Increased from
about ?20.000.000 to $11.221.000,000. or
nearly six hundredfold.
"Their exports to foreign countries
increased from about $20.000.000 to
SI,01*.000,000. or over nftyfold. and
their Imports Increased by about the
same proportion.
"Even since 1S50 the Thirteen Origi?
nal States have multiplied nearly three?
fold in population: In their manufac?
turing industries, fourteenfold, and In
thetr foreign commcrco from five to
sevenfold. Only with respect to agri?
culture have the Thirteen Original
States failed to keep pace with the
rest of f^io country.
"Although their territory comprises
only one-eighth of the I'nlted States'
area, it contains two-fifths of the pop?
ulation, and produce= r," per cent, of
the total value of manufactured pro?
ducts, 46 per cent, of the mineral pro?
ducts, and 01 per cent, of the coal.
Their exports arc 5S per cent, of the
country's total, and the Imports are 79
per cent. Their railroad mileage la 23
per cent, of the wal for the country,
and their proportion of ra road freight
and passenger traffic is nuch larger.
The water-borne traffic ou the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts, exclusive of foreign
trade, amounts ro 37 per cent, of the
country's total water-borne traffic.
"Any practicable means, whether
through governmental or private ac?
tion, for still further developing the
resources and promoting the commoreo
of States which have made such a
record as this Aaserves bhe most se?
rious consideration."
President of Deeper Waterways As ociation Re
Elected and New London Selected as Conven?
tion L ity for 1912-New Vice-Presidents.
Former United States Senator An?
thony Higglns, of Delaware, presided I
over the afternoon session yesterday?
the final business meeting of the Rich- j
mond convention. Before proceeding j
to the business In hand, he paid his
respects to the State of Virginia and
to the city of Richmond, and, on be- |
half of the State of Delaware, thanked ,
the local entertainment committee for I
its activities In the present conven- |
tlon. He was Inclined to regard the |
outlook for a speedy consummation of
the waterway project with optimism,
stating It as his opinion that the next
Congress cannot fail to be Impressed
with the importance and feasibility of
the plan, and that it will hardly with?
hold Its support.
"Only $65,000,000 are needed," he said,
"for the purchase of existing and con?
struction of new waterways to make
possible this ?Imperial waterway' froirt
Boston to Beaufort, which will 'be I
without equal on the American con?
tinent and the peer of any on the habt- i
table globe."
Sum of SL'.OS- Subscribed.
Following the two addresses of the j
aftc-rnoon, reports were iheard from the !
committees on ways and means, audit?
ing, time and place of the neS..t con- !
vention, and resolutions. The ways j
and means committee reported that the
association was in a stronger position
financially than ever before, notwlth- I
standing the failure of some of the ;
subscribers at Baltimore, Norfolk and
Providence <*> fulfil their pledgbs. An j
estimation of the expenditures for next
year. Including a deficit of $1,400 with
which the yeaT started, showed that,
counting all possible dues to be col- |
lected, there would still be a shortage
of more than a thousand dollars, and
the chairman of the committee called
for voluntary subscriptions.
The response was Immediate, and
$2,OS", subscribed In a few minutes.
Among the Southern subscribers were
Chamber of Commerce, Richmond. $10n
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, $100;
Elizabeth c:tv chamber of Commerce,
S?O: Newborn, N. C, Chamber of Com?
merce, 1100.
New London in 1012.
The committee on time and place
recommended New London. Conn., for
the next meeting place of the associa?
tion, and some time In September, to
he established later by the committee.''
as the time of meeting. The report
was unanimously Indorsed hy the con?
vention. Among CMther eitles that
sought the honor were New York and
Atlantic City.
Culls for the Mayor of New London,
who was present in the hall, arose
from hundreds of throats In the audi?
torium, and Mayor Mahan. of the Con?
necticut city, Was escorted to the stage
for a talk. Ho expressed thanks for
the vote Just recorded In favor of his
city, and assured the delegates that
ho took no risk In pledging a welcome
to the association from the citlzenj of
New London which will compare fa?
vorably even With the warmth of the
welcome received at the hands of Rich?
mond. "New London will b? the small?
est city in which you have ever met,"
he told tho conventifn, "but It has
ample facilities for entertaining this
largo body.
"Connecticut 'is the third smallest
State In size, but It Is tho eighth State
in the Union in importance." And tho
delegates wore in too good a humor
to question the statement. Ha pre?
dicted the solid vote of the Now Rng
!und representation In Congress for
every reasonable request 'that tho At
lnntle Deopor Waterways Association
. should make.
Mbore Uc-Klccteil.
I Reporting (or the nornlnatlnc cage
mlttee, the chairman said that only
one name was considered for the presi?
dency. He announced the unanimous
choice Iby the committee ol the present
executive. J. Hampton Moore, of Phil?
adelphia, and the entire assembly rose
in a ijody to validate the recommen?
dation. It had been a foregone conclu?
sion from the beginning that Mr. Moor?
would be re-elected, and it was merely
a question of his consenting to accept
the olilce. J. Addison Burk, ot Phil?
adelphia, waa elected secretary-treas?
urer without opposition.
Responding to insistent calls for a
speech from the president. Mr. Moore
began by telling the delegates that a
return to the platform was u pleasant
surprise to him. "It Is a surprise for
this reason," lie said: "This afternoon
I was asked by a man in the hull if
I would be a candidate for re-election,
and not knowing that 1 was talking to
a representative of the local press, I
told him that 1 would not. This even?
ing I am quoted in a local afternoon
paper in black-face type us saying
that I would not be a candidate. I
was certain tnat after you saw that
notice you would not choose me for
the office.
"I had made up my mind not to run
for the office again for the reason that
tile work connec ted with it has become
In the past year or two nothing more
nor less than an 'arduous avocation.'
But I will accept the Office. I ftih deep?
ly moved by the compliment you have
Just paid me. When men coming from
every one of the thirteen original
States join in an expression of ap?
proval such as has been offered to the
present officers hy your action In thus
choosing them to serve again, It is
the highest praise that a 'body of men
can accord to others of their number. 1
accept the presidency because I feel
that you want me to go on with the
work, which, In a way, has now
reached a crisis when it is perhaps
not advisable to 'swap horses while
crossing, the stream.' "
The following vice-presidents were
named by the committee:
Charles M. Stewart, Maine: Fred
"In seeking a dependable complex?
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very clear, satiny and beautiful, and is
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be found on tho dressing table of most
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"The Great Commercial School of tho
erlek H. Babbitt. Vermont; A. L. Frts
bee. New Hampshire; A. Homer Skin?
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Rhode Island; Edward H. Werner, Con?
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York; Frederick W. Donnelly, New
Jersey; Charles Heber Clark. Pennsyl?
vania; Hiram R. Burton. Delaware;
Joseph C. Whitney. Maryland; Harvey
M. Dlckson. Virginia; D. M. Jones,
North Carolina; W. D. Morgan, South
Carolina; Pleasant A. Stovall, Georgia;
George F. Miles, Florida.
Delegates were chosen as followp:
Frank B. Howe, Vermont: Frank
Fessendcn Crane, Massachusetts; Fred'
F. Holllday, Jr., Rhode Island: E. E.
Durum. Connecticut; William T. Don-!
nelly. New York; William J. Bradley,1
New Jersey; Frank D. f.ri Iantit. Penn?
sylvania; William H. Henld. Delaware;
William W. Cator, Maryland; T. M.
Carrlngton, Virginia; Frank Wood,
North Carolina; R. G. Rhott, South
Cnrollna; Joseph F. tiny, Georgia;
Charles M. Cooper. Florida.
Delegation Worked Unceasinyly
and Showed That It Was
the Right Place.
The. centre of popularity among the
visiting delegations Is Bryan F. Ma
hnn. Senator from the Eighteenth Dls- |
trlct of Connecticut to the General As- |
sembly, and Mayor of the c-lty of New j
London. Sena tor-Mayor Mahan headed
a delegation of six city Aldermen from
his own city, as many more represen?
tative business men, and fully a dozen
other well-known and prominent men
from Hartford, New Haven. New Brit?
ain, all bustling cities of Connecticut.
It is considered somewhat ot an
achievement for New London to cap?
ture as Important a convention as the
Waterways Association, and the ma?
jority of the delegates present were
not a bit backward In offering their
congratulations. New London's rep
resentatlves have been a busy lot of
men. and the results of their work is
now shown According to Mayor Ma
ban's own statement. It was not until
a week or two before the convention
that actual work of sending a delega?
tion with tho express purpose of bring?
ing hack next year's session was de?
cided upon. Rut with New London's
executive, who Is accustomed to doing
things and getting results, it was but
to carry out a well denned plan. Add?
ed to this Is the well-known dynamic
force of the man. backed up by hust?
lers and boosters of the deepest die.
all that was necessary to accomplish
the desired result.
Room 118 ot the Jefferson Hotel was
the busiest place In seven counties ?11
throughout the convention. Like a
general directing the movements of an
army, tho chief executive from the Nut?
meg State sat and directed his lieu?
tenants, ever and anon doing his own
level best to win over a convert to his
way of thinking. In the corridors of
tho hotel, In the convention ihall, or in
the committee room, the visitors from
the North were always on their Jobs,
not omitting one unimportant detail
to accomplish what they set out to do.
It was an admltably conceived cam?
paign and admirably carried out. Mayor
Mahan and delegation are a delighted
set of men. and everybody else Is
pleased for their sake, for Connecticut
Is a popular constituency of the water
I ways people.
But aside from the earnest and palp?,
taking work of the Connecticut delo
gallon, there was an interested com
pllnnce among practically all tho of?
ficers and commttteemen. It was felt
that New England would be an ex?
cellent place for next year's conVen
tlon. and New London nn Ideal city. It
is the plan to alternate between tho
various sections of the country, and
the 191?. convention will naturally go
to n Southern city, possibly Jackson?
Indefatigable In their efforts to se?
cure the next convention for New Lon
dop were E. H. Warner, Oliver Gilder
sleeve, William H, Oaldwoll and F V
ChAppell, all members Of the Connectl
cut waterways commission. The com
plete list ot the Connecticut delegation
follows: ^
Mayor B. K. Mahan, Aldermen A. T.
Miner, C. C, Perkins, C. H. Thompson,
T. E. Donohtte. Richard Urockett and
Elmer E. Kenerson. all of New London;
Commissioners Qltdorsleeve, of Middle
town; Cadwell, of Now Britain: War?
ner, of Hartford, and Chappell, of New
London: E. E. Durant, K. I. Atwater. of
j New Havon, and the following repre?
sentative business men of New Lon?
don: Ex-Mayor M. AVUson Dart, Ooo.
H. Thomas, Dr. J. IS. Underbill. John
Humphrey, A. B. Parrlsh and Walter R.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Amhcrst, Va., October 19.?The crowj,
attending the Amherat Fair to-day wasi
much larger than on the opening day.
By some It is estimated that the num?
ber of people In the grounds was be?
tween 1,000 and 1,500. To-day was
"Farmers' Day," and practically every,
section of the county was represented.
District Agent H. S. Peyton had charge
of the oxereises.
The corn display was said by com?
Petent Judges to be one of the best
ever seen at a county fair. All agri?
cultural and horticultural exhibits
were good. There was also a fine dis?
play of apples from various orchards
In the county.
Many horses and colts and much cat?
tle and poultry were also shown. Her?
man Lelgrh Page, son of H. L. Paye,
had on exhibition some nne Shetland
ponies. The dairy products show up
well, and there is a good display of
honey. Specimens of practically every?
thing grown on farms or In gardens In
this section of the State were ex?
The fair will close to-morrow with
a tournament, In which forty knights
will ride. Attorney Kdward Mecks .
will deliver the charge to the knights.
Don P. Halsey will deliver the corona?
tion address at the ball to-morrow
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