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TO BUY NEGRO VOTE ?Louisiana Delegate Says He Was Offered $1,000 to Desert Taft. MAKES SWORN CHARGE Senator Dixon Pronounces His Affidavit "All a Pure Fake." Chicago. III.. Juno 16?An affidavit charging an attempt to bribo F. H. Cook, a. negro delegate to the Ropuo llcan National Convention from Louis? iana, for (1,000 to desert tho Taft forces and vote for Roosevelt, executed by Cook hlmsof. was made publlo to-night by Director McKinley, of the Taft head? quarters. Tho sworn churgc culmi? nated a day of bitter verbal conflict between the Taft and Roosevelt forces. Tho Taft headquartors asserted that Cook, who Is a Baptist minister and a bunk cashier In Vtdalla, Concordla Par? ish, Louisiana, made his statement be? fore a notary of his own volition The affidavit read as follows: "State of Illinois. County of Cook: "1. F. II. Cook, being llrst duly sworn, make oath and say: "That on Thursday night, the 13th .<jt June, 1912, a gentleman who claimed to be a Mr. Thompson, from Colorado, | ? after being Introduced to each other' (he. and I), after finding out from me that I was a delegate from the Fifth .'Congressional District of Louisiana, said to me: "If you will romo over with jthe T. R. crowd here is a thousand <Iol-. liars,' of which, of course, I refused, and 'at the same time he had the money in his hand and attempted to count it out ? to me I malte this sworn statement 'because It has been going the rounds by some Irresponsible person that 1 had agreed to sell out. all of Which Is ut (terly false upon Its face. There are *ny friends on each side, and we are friendly toward each other, not because 1 am on one side and they on the other makes us enemies. All such report1' vhlch como out saying that 1 have or urn coming over are untrue. I came from my district to vote for Mr. Taft, land the first and last thing I'll do will Xc to caat my vote for tho renomlnatlon of Mr. Taft. I make this affidavit of my own free will and accord. "F. H. COOK. ' "Personally appeared, subscribed and ? worn to before me this 16th day of Cune, 1012. "IC BELLT C ARN AH AN, "Notary l*ubllc. "Witnesses: "GEORGE H. JEFFRIES, "FRED MOORE." Senator Dixr.n commented upon the affidavit as follow?: "I never heard of Cook and I never heard of T.-. ji.ipson. 1 think It is all a pure fake." ROOSEVEET SURE TO BE'A NOMINEE' ? Continued From Flrat Page.) floor leader to conduct the Roosevelt tight during the convention. Bound to tie "a Nominee." Chicago, June 16.?Out of a cnaos of | claims and counterclaims, reports of a "break" to Roosevelt from the Taft tanks and a declaration by the Taft managers that Colonel Roosevelt's at tempts to "steal" their delegates had met with failure, there came to-night the frank statement by Roosevelt leaders that regardless of what the llnal round-up of delegates may show, ?Colonel Roosevelt will leave Chicago '?u nominee for President. There will be no bolt, they Say, but If there Is an attempt to mfke per? manent the temporary roll reported 'by the national committee tho Roose? velt delegates, believing they have n 'Tight to act as "representatives of the (people," may tako matters in their '.own hands, nominate Mr. Roosevelt lr. (the Coliseum and claim tor him the /regularity of the Republican party. "If an attempt Is made to adopt ,the temporary report made by the ? national committee, which denied prac? tically all of our contests, t"e con? tention will never get beyond that." declared ono of the Roosevelt lead? ers to-night. Dlsconnts Talk of Bolt. Senator Borah, talked of as the Roosevelt candidate for temporary jfchaJrman, discounted all talk of a bolt. Other Roosevelt supporters declared -.there would be no occasion for a ??'rump" conv*^tlon, or for a "conven? tion wlthl? a convention." In the Co? liseum. They base^l their claim upon reported desertions among the Taft delegates nnd tho belief that the Col? onel would control tho situation In ?tho convention proper. The Taft leaders, however, were ? equally confident that the President ^wou'd be the regular nomi..eo of his pnrty, and that their delegates would "stick." The situation continues to hinge Upon the action of some Southern del? egates. They appear to hold the bal? ance of power, and conflicting claims ? re made of their support. Both sides Jilainly were anxious over the situa? tion to-night, and neither knew Just /what could be depended upon. The Don't Forget to Take a and a Lot of Records When you go away for the summer. Fine to take with you on a day's picnic, too. Lots of fun. Dance music as well as any sort of concert, vaude? ville, etc. Let us supply you. j Therprieiirflmpanii Successors Cable I'l. Co. ?Ji.'t Kant Ilroai] Street. solution apparently will have to come. In the convention itbeif. It was said to-nlghl that the Roose? velt forces would make, their stand in 'the convention aa ioon as It meetsI and Is called to order 11 y Chairman' ? lioscwatcr. of the national commit? tee. Somo of the Roosevelt leaders were In favor of deferring the ngfti I until the, question of adopting the : temporary roll should arise. Thls| ! plan was abandoned, it Is said, when j It became apparent that Senator Root1 was likely to be chosen as tt mporary chairman. The Roosevelt adherents ftankly admitted that they feared Ben* utor Root's prestige, in the conven? tion, and proposed to-make their light over his selection, which In Itself will involve, the question of the temporary roll. Fight Will Be On. As soon as Mr. Rosewater presents tho name of Mr. Root fo? temporary chairman, the Roosevelt delegates will place another narr.<j in nomination. When tho California delegation is 1,-ached, Governor Hiram Johnson, ac? cording to the report, will attempt to cast tho entire twenty-six votes of the delegation against the New York Senator. His right to do this will be contested by the Taft delegates from the Fourth California District, seated by the national committee. Tho vote on the temporary chairmanship usual? ly is cast according to the temporary roll. The Roosevelt adherents do not propose to submit to any such arrange? ment this year, claiming the national committee Is attempting to deliver "stolen goods." The lines will be drawn at once and the fight will be on. What the outcome will be, what the Roosevelt leaders will eventually do. remains a matter of conjecture. The prediction was made to-night Ir some quarters that the convention never would be organized. Scrgeant at-Arms Stone. In the meantime. Is making evci y preparation to quell a disturbance. Tho police arrangements for the convention are said to have been perfected: In addition to the hiue-coaied force insldo the Coliseum. It Is said a cordon of police v. Ill be thrown about the entire building. WOULD HAVESI6HT OF STEAM ROLLER I Chicago. June IS.?William J.Bryan was a centre of attraction in the| pre-convcntlon scene to-day, and., though appearing at the headquarters of leaders of a rival party es a news? paper reporter, was given a demon? stration by the throng of visitors and delegates. Mr. Bryan had a personal chat with Theodore Roosevelt late <n the day after he had interviewed Senator Dlx on, the Roosevelt campaign director, and Managing Director .'icKinley, of tho Taft bureau. As ho entered the hotel lobby, el? bowing his way through tho crowd, some one shouted: "Hurrah for Bryan." and the Nebraskan was giv? en a demonstrative welcome. He was cheered for several minutes, and con? tinuous cries for "speech, spcecn," came from all parts of the lobby. Mr. Bryan waved his hand to tne crowd and remarked to those near him that he had come "merely as a newspaper reporter" and not seeking presidential nomination from a Re? publican convention. : "I came to see your steam roller." said Mr. Bryan as he shorjk hands [ with Congressman McKinley. "Is ?t anywhere in sight?" "No, wc have laid it aside." said Mr. McKinley, "but would be glad to lend It to you If you would like to have 't at Baltimore." "Oh. no. we Democrats do not need ?it," Mr. Bryan laughingly responded. ? "We are going to hold a model con-1 ventlon." The Power Behind the Dough BAKING POWDER. Unequalled in leavening quality?makes lightest, most wholesome and delicious biscuits, cakes and pastry. % lb. 5c?% lb. 10c?1 lb. 20c. r AO good Grocer* seO it or will get it (or you. MEN WANTED On Friday, .Tum? 7, a num/her of employes of the Boton ElovaVM Railway .Company left th.e.ir positions -without not.lce aavd -went on a strHto, -Which now iiexists. These represented almost entirely ithw newer, younger, mor? Inexpe? rienced men. A large majority of the men. Including ne-arly aill of the older, jresponi.'ftle ntin, remained with the oompany, and h<avo Calth.ful.ly ?svned It ?n operating Its car service, which has heen -well maintained over its entire risystem. 1 The company .wants at once sui-tanle, experienced motorrrtin and conductors fill the places of men who have loft the servloo, and offers attractive, por fcnanentii mployment not only to these, hut to other -worthy pea-sons -who can jBttallify. I Pot ifull iwfwxnaitlon -wriNe or apply to Superintendent c*f Employment, 15$ tP*mc^ S tree t\J^q?^p^_CdA?)?v- ^ SOME ONE WILL WIN, BUT WHAT 'SOMEONE' CANT BE FORETOLD. _(Contir?ue<t From First Pajre. 1 ' burdens of tho campaign over to tho" Colonel, hoping he w.il pull thern through. \cur-Trensou Association Iii Nervous. The Near-Treason Association, hav? ing completed its labors at a lute ! hour Saturday night by standing by [??.Sammle- Perkins In the State ,of Washington contests, took an excur? sion to a country club, but they were a worried set. They had perform? ed according to plans anvi speci? fications, and now they are wondering If the actors they have selected will t-peak u?.e lines assigned to them or v. ill d.cide to do a litllu Impromptu acting of their own when they get In the limelight. They do not know. Nor did it cheer them up any lo have a Montana man tell th?m the story of thfc late Wilbur F. Sar.ders. of thai State, who rode Into a town yeais ago where the citizens were about to have a lynching. Sanders Mrode into th? rrowd. "Stop this." he shouted. "Stop this. There has been too much of this high-handed business in this State. 1 'protest. This must not go on. This 1 man must not be hanged hi this sum. j mary manner. Give h'.m a fair and. Impartlul trial and then hang him. * 1 The Taft men .stuck sturdily to their figures They said at the least Taft I has 545 votes. wPil be named on th* [ l.rst ballot and that Ron will be mads temporary chairman by tully 600 votes I It being held that some of the Roose? velt delegates will vote for him. Mr. I Hoot arrived, bringlr.g with him his well known refrigerating machine tnd making his own !co whenever ap-! j ptoached for his opinion of the situa l tion. Mr. Root was held to contain i certain views of President Taft to be presented to the Taft leaders at the proper time. He saw many leaders. I They also saw h!n>. That was about , the sum total of the meetings, so far j as. settling anything Is fnc?rnefl Mr. I Root has a speech w'ith him that 1* expected to make the welkin ring on Tuesday, a commodious welkin hav? ing been provided for tnat purpose by the committee on arrangements. How I ever. Subbosa William Kllnn. of the i Roosevelt forces. Whllo appreciating '.highly Mr. Roofs abilities as a wel ? kin-rtnger. was not so sure it would I be well to employ R iot's talents In ' that direction. It Is th? idea of Mr. , I'"l!nn to start something In the con? vention at the time Mr. Roofs name Is submitted to the assemblage by Vic? tor Roscwatcr as the national com? mittee's conception of an Ideal tem? porary chairman, and suggest, la a ' clarion voice. It would be well to have a tried and true Roosevelt man In that Job. precipitating thereby a struggle that should have definite in i formation In It as to the strength of thn two leading candidates Mr. l'linn's idea has not -net with full ap? proval of the other Roosevelt leadeis. There is a feeling It might be well to i postpone the clash until later In tho ' Compromise People 'Wont Postpone? ment. Advocates of a compromise candi? date favor postponement. They say ! the thing to do Is to select Mr. Root, ? listen to Ms speech and then take, an adjournment, hoping by that tJme or? der may r,egin to shove its well combed head up through chaos, and ;that there may be found a way to ' save the Grand Old Party. Several eminent persons on the ground favor , this plan, having adjusted lightning i rods and placed themselves In the i most conspicuous and lightning-Infest ' <d Spots they can fino. One silver tongued young orator is rehearsing a speech, by which he hopes to '"cross of gold and crown of thorn the con? vention." If the opportunity is offer? ed. Politics, as has been remarked. Is an unselfish and genial pursuit, j The situation Is not without Its pathos. Consider the dire straits of , the Ofnceholder.=' Un'on and the Hand Wagon Boys. They are pacing back and forth, wringing their hands and ! heating their fevered brows. Origin? ally the officeholders and the men who want to hold offlce wore with Taft Then, from purely patriotic motives, and because they desired to be on the ticket with Roosevelt, thinking it might help them subsequently to get on tho pay roll, they shifted to Roose? velt. Now they are torn with con tlicting emotions, not knowing wheth? er to Jump back to Ta'i, who may win. or stick to Roosevelt, who may i lose. , But, sad as Is their dilemma, they are enjoying a holy calm when com? pared to the band wagon boys. They THE WEATHER. Forecast) For Virginia?Sbower* Monday and probably Tuesday. For North Carolina?Local thunder showers Monday nail Tuesday. Special Local Data for Yesterday. I 12 noon temperature-. S51 a P. M. temperature . Maximum temperature up to S P. M. 91; Minimum temperature up to 8 P. M. Mean temperature. TS -Normal temperature . Excess In temperature . Deficiency In temperature since March 1 . Accum, deficiency in temperature since January 1 . 5031 Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. .43 i:\cefs in rainfall since March 1. 3.651 Accum, excess in rainfall since January l . 3.62 I.oral Observation S F. M. Yesterday. Temperature . 75 Humidity . TU I Wind, direction .North Wind, velocity . 24 Weather .Heavy rain Rainfall last twelve hours.411 CONDITIONS IN IMPORTAXT CITIES.I (At S P. M. Kastern Standard Time.) Place. Ther. H. T. L T. "Weather. Ashevllle _7s 86 64 Cloudy Atlanta . S2 86 78 Clear Atlantlo City. 64 66 04 Cloudy Boston . G4 68 60 Ratn Buffalo . 81 72 64 Cloudy Calgary . 68 70 54 P. cloudy I Charleston .. 80 86 80 Clear Chicago . 60 78 60 Clear Denver .- BO 62 4G Rain Duluth . 68 BS 34 Clear Galveston ... 86 94 80 Cloudy Hatteras .... 76 82 78 Clear Havre . 64 66 44 Clear Jacksonville.. 86' 94 80 Cloudv Kansas CUy.. 74 78 68 Cloudy Louisville ... 84 88 80 Rain Montgomery.. S6 92 78 Clear New Orleans. 82 SS S2 Clear New York ... 64 66 62 Cloudy Norfolk . 84 90 72 Cloudv Oklahoma ... 92 96 78 Cloudy Pittsburgh .. 68 S2 68 Cloudy Raleigh . ?4 90 76 Clean St. T.ouls .... 68 7? 68 Rain St. Paul . 58 60 50 P. cloudy Kan Francisco 64 80 fit Clear Savannah ... 8i 94 SO Clear Spokane . 72 72 44 Clear Tampa . 84 92 84 /P. cloudy | ?Washington.-. 70 86 68. Cloudy Winnipeg ... SO 56 46 Cloudy Wythovlllo .. 72 82 72 P. cloudy I MINIATURE ALMANAC. June 17. 1912. HTTJH' TlTTO. 6un rises.... 4:49 Morning.... 5:56 I want to Jump. They in :st Jump soon. I They do not know where to Jump. They I buttonhole every newcomer and harass ! every man who nas been on the ground J u day. They clamor tor Information. ? and they are met with the statement there la none. It they do i..,t laud they jre lost, and they may ue lost anyhow. Time 1? pretty nearly up with them. | They are about to he-ir the ringing of the last bell. No sadder spcctaclu lias ever been seen at a I:-;, ibllcan con? vention than this concourse of patri? otic American citizens, unable to decide as to what particular candiuatoriai Plant their patriotism shall take. There Is much talk of compromise, but It Is only talk, largely piomoted by three or four citizens, ?ach of whom thinks he would be the perfect solution of all these pressing difficulties. Un doubtedly, if there could be a frank expression of opinion from the Taft leaders and the liooscv. ;t leaders, aside from the principals, It would be found that 00 or TO per cent, of them favor '. ? i'jandonmont of the two leading candidates and the selection of another matt f"r the sake of the party. There might be fewer Roosevelt men who would talk this way than Ta:t men, but there would be a considerable show? ing on both sides. So it may fall out that on Monday night or on Tuesday nisht, If the Roosevelt forces lose their temporary chairman right and do ?tot bolt In consequence, there may be a gathering away down in the engino r'T,m of the Congress Hotel, where the subject will bo discuspcd openly, ln Etcad of whispered us It is now. The .'let is growing. Nothing may come of It. of course, but there are a Urge num. i sr of Republicans who think more of the Republican party than they thin'.': of any individual or set of individuals, and some of this kind are In Cnicago. Constant Realignment. But that Is In the future The facts Of the present have not chanje.l since Saturday. Colonel Roosevelt is lead I !ng in person. <wid the Taft leadeis h.r.e stiffened in COllSeqUetlCe of. his coming. Both sides ;.i?ik?j glowing claims, and neither side ran tell what win happen. There 's a constant realignment. Roosevelt men nip out a Tseft n.an now and then, and the Tall men have ways of their own for get I tins oven When night came on Sun !dny neither side had gamed nor lost much. It Is still n speculative star.il oft an open proposition Nobody need t< surprised If Taft wins by a h-'.r.d i fu| of votes. No'jo.1 .? need be sur pti*er] If Roosevelt bolts in that case. Nobody need be surprised if Roose v'-lt wins. In which case the Taft men '< will do their bolting at the polls. [ There may be two conventions In ' the same hall. There may be an inconclusive ballot or two. and a third mail proposed and select C.'. Anything Is possible, for con? ditions defy analysis. They are not subject to the usual tests. The human paradox has projected himself into the tight, and he has created a situation as paradoxical as he 's. Wherefore. It Is up to everybody to be perfectly calm and await the march ; of events. HENEY STIRS IRE OF VIRGINIA MEN In Voting to Seat XegToes in Their Places Loses Ground for Westerners. [ Special to The Times-Dispatch. ] Chicago, III.. June 1G.?The Virginia delegation to the Republican Na? tional Convention has established hoad ! quarters at the Auditorium Hotel, on [ Michigan Avenue, Just north of the Congress Hotel, where are located Taft and Roosevelt headquarters, as well as the quarters of many of the i State delegations. The location places the delegation from the Old Dominion In the mitist of the seething political act'vlty, which promises to becomo more seethir.c before the week is many , hours older. j The Virginians have commodious I quarters on the second floor of the Auditorium, which affords a fine view ! of the lake. New York. Massachusetts, Connecticut and othor Eastern delega? tions have quarters on this floor. All the members of the Virginia delega? tion had not arrived at 6 o'clock this evening, but were expected before bed? time. L. P. Simmers, who arrived last Thursday, was on hand to greet the callers whu came to sound the delegates on dark horses and other things. The delegation stands twenty-two for Taft, with the two votes from the Fifth District in doubt, but probably for Roosevelt. Mr. Summers and Col. James F. Browning had an enlivening discussion on the advisability of nomi? nating Taft or Roosevelt. Mr. Brown? ing taking the Roosevelt side. D. Lawrence Groner Is one of the lead? ers of the Taft delegation saying the Fresident is the strongest man the party could nominate. Senator Catron and Dr. Dougherty, of Scott county, nrr'ved this after? noon. They are Roosevelt adherents. Lively Tilt. The. Virginians had a lively tilt this afternoon with delegates from South? ern California over the Taft-Roose velt Issue, the Pacific coast men being radical partisans of the Colonel. The Westerners made no headway In plead? ing the cause of T. R., as Francis J. Honey, of Pan Francisco, who held a proxy, embittered the Virginia men by toting to unseat them and seat negroes In their places. This action by Honey stirred tho Ire of the Vlrgtnlt crowd, which is not In a mood to accept any such proposition. The discussion waxed, and the California crowd final? ly left with the statement that under no circumstances would they vote fir Taft. The Virginia delegation will meet at Its headquarters at 10 o'clock to-mor? row morning to make arrangements for convention committees and trans? act otner business preliminary to the opening of the convention on Tuesday. Burglary I? Reported. W. Henry Smith & Sons yesterday reported to tho police of tho Second District that their shop at 1210 St. John Street was entered Saturday night and a large quantity of tools stolen. CASTORT? Po; Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the y/~> SignatureM^gg* _ - v - 11 ' * "MISSTATEMENTS I CORRECTED" f The Truth About the Electric Light | and Power Situation in Fredericksburg. J An Editorial Leader From The Fredericksburg j *' Daily Star" of June 6. 1912. j MISSTATEMENTS CORRECTED. J I Richmond seems to be having something of a contest anent \\ the application of the Richmond and Henrico Railway Company for J a franchise to do a heating, lighting and power business in that city | ? I in competition with the Richmond Railway and Power Company. I I We are not concerned with this fight or its outcome. But in the | 1 I columns of our esteemed contemporary, The Times-Dispatch, we | j find statements in reference to Fredericksburg which are not in ac- v ' cord with the facts, and we feel that we should not be doing justice J J to our city to let these statements go unchallenged. I These statements were probably made without sufficient infor- ? mation on the part of those who made them, and do injustice to Fredericksburg. One of these statements is as follows: Competitloa U not good for Richmond, says tho Virginia. Railway and Power Company. But the tame Interests have asked for. and secured, a I franchise to sell light and power Ln Frederlcksburg in competition with a company already doing' business. i And again: In FrederlckStrurg a, widow woman furnished electricity to the city. The Virginia Railway and Power Company bought tho water rights of the Rap? pahannock Rlvor and entered into competition with this widow, with the refult that they have put her out of business. J Prior to 1900 a small electric plant was built in Frederieksburg under a contract with the cit}' and to light the streets of the city. J Jn the year 1900 this plant was sold under foreclosure proceedings, and was purchased by Charles R. Sickles, of New York, and con? veyed the same in trust to secure Mrs. E. C. L. Ficklen a debt. In * 1901 this last trust was foreclosed, and Mrs. Ficklen became the I purchaser of the electric property at a public sale. Mrs. Ficklen ! afterwards organized the Rappahannock Electric Light and Power Company, which conducted the electric business. The city built its own plant to light the streets. IThe Rappahannock Electric Light and Power Company ex tended its business from time to time in a moderate way. This company has never had a franchise from the city of Fredericksburg, and has none now, although an application for a franchise is at J present pending before the City Council. Its water rights are limited, and any great plant development is impossible unless by I J an addition of an auxiliary steam plant. I I About 1905 Mr. Joseph Swift, of Wilmington, Del., bought the 1 j Fredericksburg Water Power Company, which owns practically 1 the entire flow of the river above Fredericksburg, except the limited ) power owned by the Bridgewater Flour Mills, and Mr. Swift organ? ized the Fredericksburg Power Company and made extensive sur ' veys, but no development. In 1907 the stock of the Fredericksburg j Power Company, owned then by Mr. Swift, was acquired, not by the Richmond Railway and Power Company, but by the Richmond and Chesapeake Bay Railway Company, and the new interests ap? plied to the Council of Fredericksburg for a charter, and secured 1 a charter to do a general heat, light and power business in the qity. I The Fredericksburg Power Company then purchased additional rights above the city ; it replaced the old wooden dam at Fredericks burg by a new concrete and steel structure i.ioo feet long. It has constructed within the city of Fredericksbtirg a concrete flume, and J I is completing now a modern, up-to-date power-house, second to none in Virginia in its stability and in its appointments, and has just distributed through the city poles to be erected, and will shortly complete its system. It has spent in this community a very large sum of money and as yet it has received no return on its expenditure, because it has sold no current, fixed no rates, and has offered no service to the pub? lic. So, therefore, it is impossible that the statement aboye quoted from the esteemed Times-Dispatch could be true. . Again, in seeking its franchise from the Council it neither asked for nor received any rights or privileges to use the lines, poles or other appliances of the Rappahannock Electric L^ht and Power Company, nor has it in any way entered into compe/tion with the older company, which has been operating without a franchise. i The Frederick'sburg Power Company's franchise permits and requires it to do a general light, heat and power business over the entire city, serving every one within the city who desires its service, and concurrently with its franchise the Council approved its pole and wire plan, which practically covers the entire city. The new company was both organized and built with the pur? pose in view of building up the industrial life of the city, bringing new factories to the community and as a motive power for an elec? tric railroad, and it is the declared policy of the new company to give Frcdericksburg and this section of Virginia a service second to none in the State, or, indeed, second to none on the^Atlantic Sea? board. The people of this city and section are looking tor the comple? tion of this company's work as the realization of the city's dream of the past, of Fredericksburg's being a great manufacturing centre, with its superior climate, its fine water, its intelligent native labor, its cheap power and its unrivaled power and transportation service, enjoying as it does its location on the splendid lines of railroads passing through the city and its location on the Rappahannock River, with' its water transportation and connection with all the cities of the Atlantic Seaboard.