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PHY OWNERS Cil 1 IIS Enthusiastic Meeting at the Real Estate and StOGK EMhanae Yesterilau Afternoon. ONLY ONE VOTE IN THEIR FAVOR !\nd That Was Withdrawn and the Condemnation of the Water Meter Project by. One Hundred and Fifty Sub stintial Citizens Made Unanimous?Ringing Speeches by President Townsend and Others?Mr. W. T. Brooke Answered?Will Memorialize the City Councils and Ap? peal Direct to the People?The City Aroused. A strong protest was registered against the ?water-meter project yes? terday afternoon by one hundred and fifty property owners and prominent citizens of Norfolk. The estimate given Is that of President Thomas Townsend, of the Heal Estate and Slock Exchange, and of several others present. It is a fair one, and would miss the exact number by a small margin at the most. All the seats in the Exchange room on Main street were taken and a number present had to stand. It was a representative meeting in every sense, and more Norfolk property was represented than at any meeting held there for a long time. Out of the 100 present there was one who partially favored meters?Mr. T. J. Randolph, an dttorncy-at-law. Ills was the only dissenting vote cast when the proposition to memorall/.e Councils in opposition to meters was voted on, and he afterwords withdrew his vote, making it unanimous. At least 100 of those present might ?be classed as large property owners. The others represented considerable f property also. That they are deeply Interested In the question was evident from the enthusiasm displayed. Ap? plause greeted every score against the meter'project. STENOGRAPHER TAKES *NOTES. It was evident also that there are some parties not present who are In? terested in the proceedings of the meet? ing, since a stenographic report was taken by Mr. D. S. Phlcgar, who de? clined to act as secretary when re? quested to do so, because of the fact that he "represented someone else," ns he said. The fact that the party or parties who Mr. Phlcgar was taking the report for did not come to the meeting themselves waa caustically commented upon by one of the speak? ers. The stenographer declined to say l,>.o he represented when asked by reporters. The meeting was called to order by President Townsend at 4 o'clock. Mr. Townsend was ma do chairman of the meeting, and Mr. J. Sydney Smith was chosen as secretary, after Mr. Phlcgar decilnedr-fOE the '?^n?r'"a ?oi?*? oHtwi MR. BROOKE ANSWERED. Chairman Townsend addressed the meeting for a few minutes, and his remarks were approved by liberal cheering. ?air. Townsend said that he thought the meeting should not adjourn with mere action In opposition to meters. ?He thought there should be a free dis? cussion of the question. He took up tho Interview with Mr. W. T. Brooke, published in the Landmark, and an? swered it. In Mr. Brooke's statement, ho snid, figures were given showing the running expense of the Water Department to be $35.000.00 per year, or $2GO.0O per day. Continuing, Mr. Townsend said: "This is for pumping five million gal? lons Der day, or an average of $53.00 per million gallons. Now reduce tho supply one million gallons daily and you save $23.000.00 per year. I am somewhat under the impression that our friend has not gone as fully' Into the expense as he might had he more time to do so. ? The same force of engineers, firemen, etc., would be required to pump four millions as the five millions, hence I am afraid it would not reduce the cost $23, 000.00 per year, but would simply re? duce it by a possible saving of a few tons of coal. 'But admit a saving of $23,000.00 per year in this way by reason of reducing the pumpnge a million of gallons. Let us see If we can't offset this: "First?It will rquire possibly thirty men. at a salary of $5000 per month, which is $18,000 per year, as meter in? spectors, takers and repairers. Now add to this expense interest on about $200,000 for meter and connections, or $10,000 Interest per year, which, if added to tho $18.000, makes $28.000 or a saving of $23.000. at a cost of $28.000. "Now, gentlemen, one word as to the supply. I shnll read now from a report inado through the press: " 'The water of this creek is brackish, caused by the inflow and high tides from Chesapeake Bay, but from per? sonal examination and reports made by tho Engineer and others, this can be entirely overcome by constructing a series of dams, a description of which enn bo seen by reference to the Engi? neer's report under date of March 27th, 1S95, to which you are. respectfully re? ferred; As to the quantity which would be supplied from this source your hon? orable bodice are respectfully referrejl to the same report. This estimate, which is 10,000,000 gallons per diem, to? gether with the 5,000,000 gallons, now the t present supply, would, It is eonserva- j tlvcly estimated, furnish a supply for I a population of lfJO.OOO people, reckoning ? the consumption per capita at 100,000 per diem.' NO SHORT AGIO OP WATER. "The supposition is that Norfolk now has a population of about 00,000, leaving | us room to expand HO,000 more before wo should meet with a shortage of water. Then why measure it out by meter at this time. Some of you might say give us something stronger than water. Gentlemen, l am not a Prohibi? tionist, but I do say give us water and plenty of it, not only in our homes, but have an abundant supply in case of fire to protect those homes, and if a new main Is necessary to accomplish this, give us tho new main with more water and less danger from lire." A METER RESOLUTION. Mr. T. J. Randolph was recognized by the chair, and said that in order to "start the ball rolling"?that is, to bring the question of meters before the mect 1 lug?ho would offer a resolution stating I that it was the sense of the meeting that a system of water meters be put In in Norfolk. Mr. C. Whittle Rams moved that the resolution of Mr. Randolph be amended by inserting the word "not"?reversing the meaning and effect of the resolu? tion. WANTS BETTER REGULATIONS. Colonel D. J. Turner secured the floor nnd moved that a committee of ten be appointed and Instructed to draw up a suitable memorial to Councils in op? position to meters, and also to memo? rialize the Legislature to enact some law governing the regulations as to pipes, etc. In a speech favoring his motion Colonel Turner spoke of the in? convenience and loss Caused property owners by having to make connections with the sewers and water mains under the present regulations. He also spoke of the stealing of the connecting plp6 and appliances by thieves, which hns grown to be a prevalent complain. He thought better police protection should be afforded. MR. BROOKE'S ARGUMENT FAULTY. General V. D. Groncr was the next gptnrkm:?lie tliuuglu tuo many propo? sitions were gatting before tiie meeting nt once. Speaking on the question of meters, he said he was totally opposed to their introduction. He thought the nrgument of City Engineer Brooke, which was read to the meeting by Mr. Townsend, [was faulty in several re? spects. If there were a million gallons of water lost to the city the cost dt this ought not to he aggregated on the in? terest on the water bonds. The Inter? est on these bonds should not be in? cluded. That would have to be paid, anyway. Then he though! the cost of meters bad been underestimated. Nor? folk is growing rapidly, and within a short while be was sure the cost would be double what it was estimated at. It would cost a great deal more than Mr. Brooke's estimate to put in meters now. "You can see by the representative people,who have left their business at this hour to attend this meeting thnt the people are greatly Interested In this question." A VOTE TAKEN. Mr. C. W. Sams moved thnt the meeting declare as follows: "That It is the sense of this meeting that it Is not expedient for the city of Norfolk to adopt a system of water meters." A vote was taken upon this proposU tion and there was only one "no." Mr. Randolph, who cast this dissenting vote, subsequently withdrew it, A RINGING SPEECH. Mr. J. Sydney Smith arose at this juncture and made u ringing speech In opposition to meters. He said those In attendance seemed to be of one mind. He referred to the fact that one law? yer voted against the resolution, but lawyers would disagree when they got together In a meeting. As to the motion of Colonel Turner, he thought ther!-. was too much put Into It. He then touched upon the merits of the meter question. He said that an examination of the question would show that it was an unnecessary tax upon property. It would be an extra and oppressive burden. He said he had been told that meters would in the end cost about $20 each. If it would be necessary, as he thought it would, to change the water closets of a. certain class, it would mean practically the condemnation of one half the water closets In Norfolk. Tho costly kind of closet would have to be put in,and the colored population would not give proper attention to these closets. These who* now have the cheap kind would have to put In the expensive kind at a cost of about $35 apiece. When you add to that the other ex-, Dense* it would practically mean tho condemnation of your whole property. (Applause). Thon the people would bo Inconvenienced In bavins to submit to meter Inspectors and takers on their premises. "We who are here to-day may be put down as kickers," said Mr. Smith, "but I am glad to be one who helped to kick." (Applause). Mr. Smith then referred to the fact that some party or parties had a sten? ographer present, and before the sun goes down those persons, who for some reason did not come, themselves, would know Just what was said and done at tho meeting. "Now, who has sent the stenographer here?" asked Mr. Smith. "Why did not this 'other somebody* come him? self?" (Applause). THE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. "Gentlemen," sold Mr. Smith con? tinuing, "It seems to me that Inasmuch as the money which runs this water plant 13 furnished by the people, they are the ones to say whether water shall be measured or not. (Applause). I ex? pect, as a matter of fact, that some of the present water inspectors do not in? spect?they do not do their duty. There are houses that are not inspected once in 12 months. "The adoption of the meter system would be to put your property in the hands of the city. There would be an unnecessary expense" Incurred. Some ot you properly owners present would have to spend from $1,000 to $5.000 in or? der to meet the changes attendant upon the adoption of the system, and with the alert police force we have here, you might look for, your meter eome day and find no meter there. Why is it that the city has just expended a quarter of a million dollars for more water and we suddenly find that' we have to put In motors 'to stop the waste.' Wc have had some experience with gas meters. Let us go away and stay n month or so, nnd we come back and find that our gas bill is as large or larger than Passed Away at His Now Jersey Home Ysstarday Morning, SKETCH OF HJS L5FE Tito I'tiitornt Nnt nrtlity Will Ho Al leiulcU by iliu I'rcMltlaiit null ill" t'tkbttict, lliu Sciialc lit n Hotly, nmise Commit!PC, Suitrrmo imin nmi Oilier nigh Dignitaries ol the Govcvuihcn (? (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New York, Nov. 21.?Garrett A. Ho bart. Vice President of the United States, died at bis home in Paterson, N. J., at S:30 o'clock Ibis morning. At bis bedside were Mrs. Hobart and his son, Garrett A. Hobart, Jr., togethei with Dr. William K. Newton and his wife and Private Secretary Evans. Mr. Hobnrt's death had been expect? ed for some hours. The beginning of the end came yesterday afternoon, when there was a sudden failure of the heart, and from thi3 attack Mr. Hobart never GARRET A. HOBART. ever. "What can we do about it? "Wo have got to pay or our water is shut off, and we have got to pay just what the inspector says the meter resistors. You may mark this: They will never take off the 'Special Water Tax' if meters are put In. The city may issue bonds to pay for the meters, but th<? people will have to pay for them in the long run. The city creates a lien on your property with those bonds. There is enough water, according to the de? partment, for a population of 150,000; yet we arc to be made to pay for meters. If another main were put in instead we would have an abundant supply of water." TO MEMORIALIZE COUNCILS. Colonel Turner's resolution was amended and passed in the following form: "That a committee of 10 be ap? pointed and instructed to memorialize Councils In opposition to the adoption of the meter system In Norfolk." Ac? companying the memorial will bo the names of a large number of property holders, who will Join in the petition against meters. The chair appointed the following gentlemen as n committee to draw up the memorial: Messrs. C. Whittle Sams, T. P. Rogers, W. W. Hunter, J. Sydney Smith, James E. Ethetidge, Hi? ther-Sheldon, A. M. Hlgglna, Joseph T. AUy'n, Henry L. Turner and Judge Ed? ward Spalding. . THE COUNCILS CRITICISED. Before the meeting adjourned Mr. C. Whittle Sams made a speech criticising the Councils for "their reckless expend? itures," and he moved that a perma? nent Committee on Grievances be ap? pointed. His motion was seconded by Mr. John H. Core, but Mr. Sams with? drew it. Tfiifsnflnn Tr nh\r Ovnr. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PIlot.) Washington, Nov. 21.?As l<he Venezu? elan trouble appears to he over, the cruiser Detroit has been relieved from duty there and will come to Kingston, Juanaica, and thenco to Brunswick, Ga* rallied. He hail been sick for n long time and had suffered frequently from heart failure and his strength had been undermined. Gradually the fail? ure of tlie heart's action became more apparent and soon after midnight last night Mr. Hobart became unconscious. He remained in that condition until hisi death. Mr. Hobart's death was due directly to angina pectoris, complicating myo earyttis. Owing to the prostration of Mrs. Hobart the funeral arrangements will not be completed until t?-inorr?w. The only step decided upon is that the ser? vices'shall bo held In the Church of the Redeemer, at Paterson, and the in? terment In the family plot at Cedar Lawn, whore the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hobart was buried six years ago. Rev. Dr. Magce will preach the sermon. The church can accommodate not more than S00 persons, and as thousands will be eager to attend the services, it was suggested that they be held In the armory, which will accommodate^ 10,C<;o oersons- It is known, however, that Mrs. Hobart wishes the funeral to be as quiet as possible, and there is little llkflhood that Ihe program will be changed. The Mayor and AlriWmen of Pulcr son have suggested that the body lie in state at the City Hall on Friday or Sat? urday morning, and this suggestion will Probably be carried on:. The pall-bearers have been selected, but their names will be withheld until after they have been notified und have accepted. SKETCH OP 1113 LIFE. Washington. D. C, Nov. 21.?Garrett A. Hobart was eminently successful both In business and politics. "His reputation as a man of a,(fairs and one of the shrewdest business men ln lbe country was perhaps greater than his reputation as a politic 1 leader and statesman, until his election to the Vice Presidency three years ago. Mr. Hobart was born in 1S44 at Long Branch, N. J. His ancestors on his father's s!de were English and on his mother's side Dutch. Thirty-three years sgvi he wixs graduated from Rut \ ger'B College and began teaching I school. Three months later he entered I upon the study of law with Socrates i Tuttle, a prominent lawyer In Passalc county, and who was at that time Mayor of Paterson. Young Hobart is said to have arrived at Paterson with but a dollar and litty cents" in his pocket, nud from this small beginning he made his way unaided to wealth and prominence. In l$i>9 he was ad? mitted to the bar, and the same year he married the daughter of Mr. Tuttle. Mr. Hobart made Iiis way rapidly to the 'bar of his native State, and his bent led him early Into politics.. In 1ST1 he was made city counsel of Pat? erson, and in 1S72 was elected to the ^t;ite Assembly, of which body he was chosen Speaker in the following year. Even during these early years he displayed that nrcurute knowledge of men and exhibited that wonderful exe I ctltlve ability which were the key ot his Inter success both In business and I politics. At the end of his second ycai in the Assembly he retired to devote j himself to the law and to the numerou? I business Interests with which he had become Identified. Hut the demands of his party would not admit of his re? maining long in private life, and In 1S76 he was elected to the State Senate, of which body he was chosen president In 1SS1. Dining his service In the Senate lio was chosen chairman of the Judic? iary Committee, and was the author of many measures of importance, which are now on the statute books of the State of Now- Jersey. His party became more and more exacting in Its demands upon biin. His was recognized ns n safe and guiding hand, and from 1S80 to ISO! ho was at the head of the State Republican organization of New Jer? sey, and ns such, planned some of the most brilliant campaigns conducted by his party In tin- State. Prom 1SSI to 1S96 he was a member of the National Republican Executive Committee and bad much to do with the mnhneement of the national ctcn iialcrh dtlrim; those twelve years. Dur Ine nil these years his business con? nections became broader and broader. Hi? keen insight Into affair's made his ml vir;? and counsel of such value that ho was sounlit after by some of the Inrcrest coi'Doratlons In the country, nrnl ??ii the time of his election as Vice President he was a director in no loss than sixty different companies'. Probo blv the greatest honor which he at? tained was bis selection as one of the three arbitrators of the' Joint Trnific Association, composed of thirly-soven of I ihn most uromincnt trunk lines of the country. Through his business conncc I Hons and his law practice he built up li la reo fortune. After his nomination jnnrt election to the Vice-Presidency on the ticket headed by Mr. McKinley he oamo to Washington and took up his residence In the old Cameron mansion, 'adjoining the site of the historic old Reward house, on LnFayotte Square, 'where Blulne riled. Mr. Hobart's resi? lience during the past two years bus h inn the scene of many delightful social iiffa'irs. Socially the Vlce-President und his charming wife divided the honors with the President and Mrs. McKinley. Vlce-Prosltleht Hobart's genial; tem? perament and charming personality made him very popular not only In the Senate, over which he presided with dignity and ability, hut with all who came In contact with him. Mr. Hobart left but one child. Qnrrett A. Hobart, Jr.. a bov of 14. Fanny, a girl of 22, tiled In lSiir. In Italy, while there with her parent;). Mr. Hobart was a popular presiding ollleer anrl a good parliamentarian. It had been the habit of most Vl?&Presi? dents to refer closely disputed points of order to the Senate for decision. Mr. llolurt. how. ver. usually decided all .?v.teh questions himself, especially it they Involved parliamentary law, nnd the rules did not provide for decision by the Senate. He was* quick In dis? posing of business tit his desk, and pro ccedlngs were never <ioiny.>ri ihw>nf?t-| any Indecision on his pnrt. His. firm and Impartial manner won the respect of all Senators, while his genial and pleasant disposition made him ono ot the most popular men who ever filled the high office which his death leaves vacant. THE KU.VEUAL SATURDAY. Vice President Hobart's funeral Sat? urday will be attended by the President and his Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the Sonnte in a body, nnd a large com? mittee from the, House of Representa? tives, besides many other high digni? taries of the Government;' who will journey to Paterson to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of the Vice President. Every Senator has boon Invited to be present, and the Senate will moot at the Fif'h Avenue H ittfl In New York Saturday at 11 o'clock, nnd thence travel In a body to Paterson. Sergennt-at-Arma Bright has engaged a special train to convey the President nnd his Cabinet and the United States Supreme Court to Pater? son. The train will leave Washington over the Pennsylvania Railroad at 7 o'clock Saturday morning ami will ar? rive on .the return at 11 P. m. THE SUPREME COURT. Chief Justice Fuller was not in the city to-day, nnd In his absence no one : cowld say whether the court would be able to attend the funeral In a body, but the olllclnls of that tribunal gen? erally expressed themselves ns, very confident that It would do so. Owing to the fact tin* the Hou?o of Repre? sentatives 1a without n Speaker, no arrangements with reference to the House Committee were made to-day. General Henderson, who win be the next Speaki r. telegraphed here to Major McDoweM, ihe Clerk of the lloiiso. at his home at Sharon. Pa., and Ma lor McDowell Is r-vnrc'ed here to? night. Upon bis arrival he will con? sult with General Henderson and other Representatives who are In the city, h.ptl n committee will 'be appointed to attend the funeral. A DEATH RECAT.UED. Tho death of Vlce-President Hobart naturally recalls tho death of Vice-' President Henrtiicks, who expired sud? denly of paralysis of the heart, Novem-, ber 2". is-:.. At that ? 1 m'h? ouesti>n of the succession to the Presidency hae\ not bo^ri.settled by law. although Sen? ator Hoar's bill providing for the Pres? idential succession through the Cabinet (Continued on Six Faga.) EASY CAPTURE 1 OF AG?INALDO The Americans Have Wily Filipino| Chieftain in Another Trap. TAKE TOWN AFTER TOWN ._ Tlie iiody of in? Troops Now Wltnta Our l.tuo* According to OeueratI . Oll??Later Aclvloo* Mmw l lmt (lio Wbnrenbouls ol Generals l.nwiua and Young la Beeoinlng Myslerlo' on* ll?o. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) Washington, Nov. 21.?Army and Navy officials are rejoiced at Informa? tion received from General Otis at Ma? nila. He makes it appear, even at a great distance, that the United States' troops are sweeping away the Filipinos in the northern part of Luzon with a rush so Impetuous that nothing can stand befort It. According to these dis? patches General Young's two regiments of cavalry are rapidly taking Jown af? ter town, leaving each to be occupied by'the Infantry following them. General MacArthur Is at Dagupan, which gives Americans possession of the railroad to that point from Manila, greatly facilitating the forwarding of supplies and reinforcements. IN A TRAP (?). War Department ofTlclalB regard the occupation of Dagupan as driving in a wedge between the Filipino forces, and they believe It means the easy capture of Agulnaldo. They are convinced that the Filipino chief Is now In the Prov? ince of Zambeles, west of the railroad, trying to reorganize his scattered bands and they think he cannot now escape. it 13 believed that only the advance force of Filipinos got beyond Tayug be? foro Americans took that place, and that the main body of the eaemy is within our lines. Filipinos are displaying fresh aotlvltj; south of Manila, especially In the Prov? ince of Cavlte. There has been consid? erable fighting around Imus,. and tha number of Agulnaldo's adherents In ! that vicinity Is larger than ever he- ! fore. LAWTON AND YOUNG. Manila, Nov. 21.-6:05 p. in.?The ! whereabouts of Generals Lawton and Young Is becpmir.g ns mysterious as Agulnaldo. The belief is beginning to grow at Manila that General Lawton has struck the trail of the insurgent "government" and Is pursuing the min? isters into the Bititiuet mountains. It has been his ambition to capture the Filipino leaders, and he and General Young believe that a cavalry brigade, living on the country, could run them down to any part of the Island. One vague report brought by Spanish pris? oners is that Agulnaldo and others were nearly surrounded by Americans" soon after the Insurgent chief left Tar~ lac, but lie escaped through the llneb In peasant's clothes. _A HARD CAMPAIGN. Officers and soldiers arriving at Ca banatuan from General Lawton's force describe the campaign as one of great hardship. Many men dropped sick and were left ut various towns without ad? equate supplies and attendance, some , of them making their way back across the terrible roads. A number of horses were dying and many of the soldiers, and even some of the officers, were marching, half naked, their clothes having been torn to pieces In getting through the jungles. Some of them were reduced almost to breech clouts and hundreds were barefooted, their shoes being worn out, and all were living on any sort of provisions. Bread 'was rare and carabac meat and bana? nas were the staples. General Lawton foresaw that the campaign would Involve such hard? ships, but he considered It the quick", est and cheapest way of ending the war. "ADIBU." The last number of the Independen? ce, published at Tarlac, the day be? fore the Americans entered that place, contains a despondent valedictory, en- : titled "Adieu." The tone of the article showed the writer considered the gamo played out. He said: "Obliged by circumstances, wo have found It necessary to interrupt with this number the pleasant labors of de? fending our Ideals and Interests. Wo take leave of the public and our read- 1 ers with grief most profound and bit? terness most cruel." The paper also contains "news" illus (Contlnued on Fifth Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWSL BY DEPARTMENTS. Teleeraou News?Pa?$ 1, 6and It. Locu News -Pa?? 2. 3 and 5: Editorial?P?se 4. Virginia News?Pane 8. North Carolina News?Page 9. Portsmouth News?Pat? 10. Berkley News-Pats H Markets?Page 12. Shippinjj?Pa<i 9 Real estate?Pm 12. *.