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? ? PASSES HOUSE
It Had Many Votes to Spare When
THE LIABILITY ACT BEATEN.
Scnatc Kcjcctcd It After a Somcivhat
licnsthy Dcbalc?Mcasurc Clianjt
ii?S tlie Tcrms of Scliool Supcr
The Scaboard Air Line bill was passed
"by the House just as it came from the
iSlonatc. All tho amendments proposed
(by tho House Committee on Financc
The Scnatc defcatcd tlie Employers*
IX/iabilHy Ibill. An act changing the time
of the election of School Superlntendents
?was passed by tlie Senate.
The Scnate met at 11 o'clock. Some
of the membcrs who have been laid up
witfli tlie grip were in Uieir sea&s, among
them Senators Claytor and Tate, who
havo been absen: from their seats scveral
days. Bills passed by the House on Thurs
day were read by "Jicir litlcs and disposed
of. either by being placcd upon the calcn
dar, or by reforence to committce.
Senator Kcezell, chairman of the com
snitteo appointed ito cxamine the Clerk's
?olllcc of the Scnate, reported that "they
ilnd the ofiice in good ordcr, with a coni
plete iilo of the Journal and other docu
ments. which are carefully prcserved and
protected. The Clerk, to whose courtcsy
?we are indobted for valuahlc assisLinee
in the discharrge of our duty, l"-, in our
opinion, a most competent and faithful
oflicer, and we beg leave to bear cheer
ful tcsUmony to 'his ability and ndelity
in the dischargeof his dutics." The re
port was signed by Georgc B, Keezell,
Graham Clavtor and George AV. Morris.
MEMBERS OF BOARiDS.
The Governor scnt to the Senate tho
names of the following person?, to servo
on the boards of the scveral public in
R. T. Irvine, AVise county; Joseph Bry?
an, Henrico; Daniel Harmon, Chariottes
-vllle, and R. AValton Moore. Fairfax, to
scrvc on the Board of A'isitors of the
University of A'irginia for the term of
*our years from February 2S\ 1000.
AA'. G. Howe, AA'ythe; J. R. Gildcrsleove,
Tazcwell; H. O. Humphrcys, Bodford, to
ser.v? on the Board of Directors of 'the
Southwesiern State Hospital for thrce
years from April 15, 1900.
A\'m. R. Aylett, Xing AA'illiam: T. Mc
Cracken. Fredericksburg; B. K. Cowherd,
Goochland, to serve ?on the Board of Di?
rectors of the Eastern State Hospital for
the term of three years from the 15th of
E. E. Stickley. Shcnandoah; C. C. Con
ivay, Orange; John AV. Todd, Augusta, to
*=erve on the Board of A^jshors of the
AVestern State Hospital for the term of
three years from the l.'.th of April, 1000.
Robert Gilliam, Potersburg: Geo. AV. Le
Cato, Aecomac; E. A. Craighlll. Lynch
burg, 'to serve on the Board of Direc?
tors of the Central State Hospital for
tho term of three years from the 15th of
M. B. Rowe. Fredericksburg: G. AV. i
Butt, Nansemond. to serve .on the Board
of Visitors of the Dcaf. Dumb and Blind
Inntitution for "the term of three years
from March C. 1000.
Senator Cogbill offered and had passed,
under suspension of the rules, a bill au
thorizing the Board of Supervisors to
incroase the salary of the County Judge.
The bill to incorporate tho A'irginia
Telephonc and Telegraph Company came
up as the sppcial order at 12:'.V) o'clock.
on The motion to rcconsider the vote by
which the moasure was p'issed. Senator
Flood bring absent from his seat at tho
time, the bill was passed by.
The employers' liability bill came up
' as the speclal order, and Senator Lyle
addressed the Senate in support of the
ineasure. He statcd that Jie represent
ed a district in which both Roanoke and
Radford were situated. In those cities
there are many railroad men. Mr. Lyle
paid a pretty tributc to 'the character and
worth of these men. He said they are the
men who win the Democratic victories,
and they had a right. to look to a Dem
ocra'.'.ic Lcglslature, and to expect the
jiassage of an act designed to protect
?Mr. Lyle did not forget that the largest
?tax-payer in his district was the Norfolk
and AVestern road. and he wanted it un
deutcod that he was not fightlng this
corporation while trying ito secure to tho
??mployt-es of this and othcr railroad
companies that which they have a right
to expect of the law-makers.
Mr. Ly!e made* an able and earnest
argument, in which he oontrndod that
Virginia ought to lose no further ttimc
in .placing upun the statute books an act
deiining the liability of a railroad com?
pany to the employee. He argued that
the only way in which a railroad corpora?
tion couid be forced to adopU every nec
essary devicc to protect the llves of its
cmployoes would be 'to touch the divi
dends of such a corporation. The num
ljer of railroad men killod or injured was
Becomlng alarmingly large. and the only
way in which to check this deplorable
condltion would be to makc ihe railroads
3>ay for ithe loss of the lifc, or the in
jury to an employee. by rea^on of the
negllgence of some other employee who
could not be called fellow-sorvanL
Mr. Lyle addressed the Senate for ha.lf
an huur, and made a very clear. conclse
and forceful appcal to tlie senators to
pass the act.
Senator Cogbill spoke briefly in favor
of the hill. He spokc, as he always does,
Jn a most earnest manner. He pointed
out that the casualties to r?Uroad em
jployecs in one year were larger than all
those that have occurred in the war be?
tween iBritish and the Boers. They were
twenty times as great as the casulties in
the American war with Spain. The time
had come, in his judgment, for the
Jaw-tnaklng power to step in and by the
enactment of a laiv scek to protect.human
The bill received the hcarty support of
Senator Shands. who said that to pass this
jneastsre would be simply an act of jtts.
tlce to a vcrj- large class of worthy peo
plo. He was not an cn?my of railroads but
on the ccntrary. he was always willing
to vote for any reasonable act d?signed
to pro'mote their interesis. But, in this
case, he felt in duty fround to support a
bill which the railroad cmployees have,
MME62ATE R?U?F AKD PERMAREBT 8?K
A Sclentlflc, Unfaliing end Pcnnanent R?n.
ttyior Dy?pepsl?. Indicectlon and all Stoowcb
?ad Ncrve Troobies.
Put up In tablcl form. pleasantand easy totake
. ?nd anording immedinte rclicf hy trnabling
ttalure to furnith naturot nourishment to the
Blood, Kervts and Musdcs.
UweBexes, i0c.25c.c=icCr. FOR 8ALE BV
ALL LEAOING DRUGGISTS.
WlLPOVniKtSS ACO.,DikU-ib?itiag A?eat?
Positively cured fey these
They also relieve Distress fium Dyspepsia,
Indigcstion and Too Hcariy' Eating. A per
icct remcdy for Dizziness, Kausea, Drowsi
ness, Ead Tastcin thc Mouth, Coatcd Tongue
Pain in lhc Sidc, TORPID LTVER. They
Regulatc thc Bowcls. Purely Vcgetable.
^snail PHic , Small Dose.
for many years, been earnestly contend
lng for. * ,
Senator Alorris said he could not vote
for the bill, first because it went too far;
and secondly, because it was class leg
islation. He would support a measure
making a reasonablc modilication of the
fellow-servant doctrine. For onei hc
could see no reason for making a rail
road company the insurcr of the lives
and lim'tss of its employes. Alr. Alorris
rcgarded this bill as class legislation of
the worst character. The railroads had
been singled out and mining and other
corporations were not affected by the
proposed legislation. He would never
vote for any such bill as this.
AIR. JEFFRIES' BPEE'OH.
The Senator from Charlottesvilie" was
followed by Senator Jeffries, who made
a very able argument against the bill.
He declared this the most important
rrieasure before the General Asscmbly.
lt was designed to uproot a fundamental
principlo of government, to undo the
rulings of the Supreme Court of Ap
pcals of Virginia and other States. He
did not think the time had come when
a measure of this sort should bc passed.
AVhen legislation is asked to change the
general law of the State the people
should pause and ask the reason why this
should be done.
Tho conditlons pictured by the friends
of the bill were bad, Alr. Jeffries said.
He would be as glad as any one 1* some
thing could be done to lessen the num?
ber of killed or injured. But not a sin
gle advocate of this bill had been able to
point out hoW this measure would protect
life and limb.
Mr. Jeffries went into a legal argument
to prove that there was no good reason
for the passage of this act and to show
that under the existing laws the rights
of railroad employes are fully and am
COURT OF APPEALS.
Replying to what Senator Alcllwalne had
eaid about the Court of Appeals making
laws in favor of the rich and to the in
jury of the poor, Alr. Jeffries said he
was forced to believe the Senator from
Petersburg made the statement in an
unthinking moment. The court was com
posed of men selected for their hanesty,
wisdom and learning. These five men
were, certainly not deserving of such
critieisrn as was heaped upon them.
They did not make the law comrdained
of. but the principle of it was announced
many years ago, and all of our courts,
including the Readjustt-r Court, so high
ly praised by Alr. Alcllwaine, had recog
nizod this princinle.
Alr. Jeffries was a firm bcliever in the
principle that there should be as few
laws as possible. and they should apply
to all alike.
This bill. if enacted into law, would ap?
ply to railroad con'ipanies, and not to
employes of the Tredegar Works and Lo
coinotive Worke?men engaged in the very
same work as persons emploved in rail?
road shops. This wa-s not fair or just.
It would be class legislation of the worst
sort to discrimlnate between emnloyees
in the very same character of work.
Alr. Alcllwaine had spoken of Democrat
Ic doctrine. and Alr. Jeffries, ln reply.
said that doctrine was cqual ristits to
al! and special privileges to none. This
bill was undemocratic, in that it was
to protect. (but the speaker did not ad
mit that it would protect) railroad men.
and it withheld that protection from per?
sons who work in mines, shops, and on
THE BILL DEFEATEO.
Alr. Jeffries spoke for more than an
liour and made what was regarded as a
very sixong argument. He hud the
ciose attention of the senators and thc
snectrUers. At the close of his addross.
the vote was taken on the engrossment
cf ihe bill a-uH it resulted as follows:
Ayss?Senators Cogbili, Flood, John
ston, Keezeil, Le Cato, Lupton, Lylc,
Sar-.ds, Walker, Watkins?10.
Xoes?Senators Barksdale, Blakey, Din
widdie. Bruce, Eggieston, Foster, Glass,
Gold, Hartley, Harvey, Alassie, Alorris.
Alunford, St. Clair, Steele, Wallace,
The following pairs were announced,
those who favored the bill being named
tirst: Opie with Fairfax, Donohoe wilh
Whitehead, Tyler with Tate, Shands with
M.iynard. Claytor with Alann, Alcll?
waine with Jeffries.
Senator Alann's bill ih relation 'to how
unpaid subscriptions to joint stock coni?
panies may be colected was defeated by
a vote of 15 for to 1G against.
T}is Senate in executive scssion con
firmed the Governor's appointments to
the boards of various public institutions.
At 2:15" o'clock the chair was vacated
until 4 P. M.
At the afternoon session the bill in re?
lation to the terms of office of county and
city school superintendents was dtbated
and passed. Under the present law, the
terms of the superintendents will explre
on July 1st. 1901. Their sucessors will,
therofore. have to be appoimed by the
present administration. The bill ln ques
tion provide^s that-the terms shall not
expire until July 2d, 1902. This will place
the appointment In the hands of the ad?
ministration that will go Into office on
January 1st, 1902, instead of the one that
goes out of office on that date. Under the
present law appointments are made and
the superintendents go into office severa!
months before the Senate can act upon
tne nominations. It was argued in favor
ot the proposed change that the appoinf
ments would be made while the Senate
was in session, and the nominations by
the ;Board of Education could be con
lirme-d or rejected before the superinten
dent entered upon the discharge of his
Senators Morris and Flood advocated
the change. which was opposed by Sena?
tor Biakey. The 'bill was passed by a vote
of 16 to 14.
The tHouse joint rcsolutlon in relation
to marking Confedes-ate sltes and forti
itcatlons by the Confederate Memorla!
Literary Society, was passed.
HOUSE 'BILLS PASSED..
For the protection of game ln AHeghany
and other counties.
To extend time for R. D. CBuford to
coliect fee .bllls.
To transfer State's. Interest in Warm
Springs and Harrlsonburg Turnpike.
' SBNATE BILT? PASSED.
.: To lease certain oyster lands.
? To amend sectlon 457 of Code as to what
real estate exempt fron: taxatlon.'
To dlrect county and corporatioh courts
to strike from Us,ts of lands for non-pay
ment'flf taxes, :&c.
To amend sections ?193 and 3196 of the.
Code. with. reference to disbarring attor
neys at law. '.*.
For the rellef of O.-T. W. Kerhr of Bod,r
' - ?" -"-'?*
To incorporatc the West Norfolk Tele?
phone and Telegraph Company.
' For the relief of Janies T. Noell.
In rclation to roads in Norfolk county.
In relation to partridges In Norfolk
In relation to District School No. 5, in
To amend section 373 of the Code, in re?
lation to office of Adjutant General.
To increase the number of contributing
members to a military company.
To amend section 1 of chapter 504 of the
Acts of General Assembly of lS07-'98.
? To amend section 31C6 of Code, in rela?
tion to trial by jury
To amend section 1439 of Code, as to du
ties of county schooi superintendents.
. To authorize Board of Fisherles to de
clare certain- Iands open.
To incorporate the Norfolk and Lynn
haven Railroad and Terminal Company.
To amend section 525 of Code, as to fces
of Commissoiners of the Revenue.
To establish a dispensary in Staunton.
To authorize cicrks to enter record on
dclinquent land book.v.
To amend section C51 of Code of Vir
For the relief ot Lucy E. Yancey.
For the relief of James A. Armistead.
For the relief of Johnson &, Early.
For the relief of Johnson & Early.
For the relief of Johnson &. Early.
For the relief of S. G. Robinson & Com
For the relief of Johnson & Early.
For the relief of S. G. Robinson & Com
For the relief of Johnson & Early.
For the relief of Johnson & Early.
To incorporate Virginia State Horticul
Declaring Birch Creek a lawful fence.
To amend act prescribing effect of deeds
conveylng property sold under judiciai
To re-enact section 2231 and other sec
tions in relation to births and deaths.
To provide for registration of births and
To repeal :in act to provide for the gov
ernment of schools In Frederick county.
To empower the town of Olarksville to
subsenbe to stock of toll bridga company.
Creating special board for Bucklngham
Thcre was no prayer in the House.
Mr. Embrey, of Fredericksburg. moved
that the chair appoint ten additional
members of the committee on enrollcc!
bills for the rcmainder of the present ses
sion. The motion was adopted.
Capt. R. S. Parks, of Page, offered
a resolution. providing for additional pay
for the clcrk, pages, and other officers
of the House.
Captain Parks spoke eloquently in favor
of his resolution. It was opposed by Messrs
Patteson, of Richmond, Powell, of Bruns
wick, and Shelton, of Louisa.
Mr.- Boaz. of Albermarle, stated that
the lesolution was a usual one, and he
hoped it would be adopted.
Mr. Shelton demanded the ayes and
noes, and, upon roll-call, it was adopted
by a vote of 4S to 34. .
-The resolution appropriates $50 each for
the Clerks, and $2", each for the other
House ofllcers, including the Pages.
Mr. Madison'i of Newport News, of?
fered a resolution providing that each
niember be paid the sum of 510 for sta
tlonery and postage purchased and used
during the session. The resolution was
Mr. Priddv offered a resolution pro?
viding that Hon. T. A. Overby be paid
the full salary for the session as a mem
ber of the X^ouse from Lunenburg. The
resolution was adopted.
Hon. John F. Ryan, of Loudoun, offer?
ed a resolution, which was adopted. pro?
viding that the clerk of the House of
Delegates be allowed to employ one clerk
after the adjournment of the body to
assist him in the completiou of his la
The Washington and Richmond Air
Line Railroad bills then carae up as a
special order and Hon. S. L. Kelley. of
Richmond city, took the floor to speak
in favor of the bills as they came from
tthe Senate. He contended that the
granting of thc chartcr upon terms that
would permit the building of rhe road.
was a step in tho line of progress. whio'.i
he did not think the Legisiature could
afford not to take.
TWELVE PER CENT.
Mr. Kellejr said he did not think mtich
of the offer of the Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac to pay the State V2
per cent. on its holdings, and said he had
been told by a stockholder in the road
that he was not present at the meeting
?-.t which this resolution had been passed
and that he was opposed to it. He
thought the opinion of the Attorney
General on the subject was an unccrtain
one. He then went on to show the ad
vantages which would result to the peo
ple of the State from the building of the
road and to the State by the increase
in taxable values, etc. He deprecated
the suggestion that thc road would not
be built and cited the past business rec?
ord of the incorporators.
He said a strong evidence, to his mind,
that the Richmond, Fredoricksburg and
Potomac people expected thc road to
be built, if the charter was granted ae
cording to provisions of the Senate bill,
was the industry with which they were
resisting its passage.
He agreed with the remark of Mr.
Price that the State had something to
sell and she had the right to fix the price,
but if that price was an unreasoriable
one he said the Scaboard Air Line would
not accept the charter. He considered
that the Finance Committee had so
amended the bill as to kill it, and he was
prepared to say that if adopted it would
be refused. Mr, Kelley then paid an elo
quent tribute to the splendid- enterprise
and financlal ability of Mr. John Skelton
Williams. and he did not think that Vir?
ginia should step in the way of her own
progress and that of her people by re
fusing him the charter upon'such terms
as would allow him to build the road.
He then called attention to the time
limit which the Finance Committee of
the House had cngrafted upon the bill.
He thought it was unreasonable and
should not prevail.
Before Mr. Kelley had concluded his re
marks the chair was vacated tlll 4 o'clock
The following bills were introduced and
referred: ? ,
By Mr. Madison?To prevent hogs from
running at large in a certain district in
Bv Mr. McAllister?To provide a new
registration for the county of Alle
PLACED ON THE CALENDAR.
Bv Mr. Featherston?To regulate the
sale of cider and butter in Concord pre
cinct, Campbell county, Va.
Bv Mr. Jones, of Henrlco?To incorpo?
rate the Henrlco Swimming and Athletic
Bv Mr. Matthews?To amend and re
enact sections 2 and 3. of anact entitled
an act to incorporate the Oriancock and
Drummondtown Eiectrlc Railway, Light
and Power Company, approved March,
By Mr. Garnett?To amend and re-en?
act" an act entitled an act to amend and
re-enact section 3, of an act to deter
mine to whom the title to the Falmouth
Bridge. in the county of Stafford, shall
be conveved. approved February 2S, 1SS8.
?By same?To amend section 4 of an act
approved February 20, 1SS0, entitled an
adt to determine. to whom the title of tha
Falmouth bridge, in the county of Staf
ford, shall be conveyed, and to conflrm
the purchase ofthe same, and for other
By same?To amend seotlon 1 of an act
entitled . an act to establish a ferry or
bridge ? across ? the Rappahannock rlver
RHEUMATISM CURED IN A DAY ?
"Mystlc Cure" for Kheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days.. Its action upon??? the system is
remarkable and mystefiousV ;'It; re
? moves...at.- once the" causefarid.'itha dis
; case immediatcly; dlsappVars^Too first
y:dose;greatty benente. iTS'centS^Sold by;
<t ?BUG CO-i: RlcJimond^K^Ssssf ?Hi.^ ;=??>
WhoT would think there:
was insahity behtnd a drop,
ofwater? But there is. It
was a favorite torturein the
old days to fasten the victim
where water sbould slowly
drip on his forcheacL In a
little while he was a howl
Women do not, as a rule, j
realize how = the steady ?
drains which sometimes*
adict them must- at last re-act on the
mind. Sometimes, it is only fretfulness,
irritability or peevishness. At other
times the condttion passes beyond un
reasonableness to irrationality.
With the relief of the body, from dis
case, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
^ives also a cheerful mind and contented
spirit. When the drains and pains are
stopped the mind soars up like a balloon
from which dead weight has been east
out. Mothers who never knew a happy
moment when the birth hour confronted
them, and younger women doomed each
inonth to a period of mental depression
as well as physical suffering, have found
a perfect cure by the use of " Favorite
Prescription." It contains no alcohol,
neither opium cocaine or other fonn of
" I suflered with fcmale weakness about right
vears ? tried scveral doctors but derived no
benefit until I began using Dr. Pierce's Favor?
ite Prescription," writes Mrs. John Green, of
Danvillc, Bovle Co., Ky. "This raedicine was
recotnrnended to tne by other patients. I have
taken six bottles and I iecl likemiotherperson."
" I took your raedicine six moatks nnd feel
now like' a new person," writes Miss Aunie
Stephens. of Selleville, AVood Co., AV. A'a. " Have
no lieadoche, no backachc. no pain anywhere.
I took seven bottles of Doctor
Pierce's Favorite Prcacriptioii. ;
and seven bottles of liis
? Golden Medical Discovery." I
thick there is.no--niedic.ine like
Doctor Pierce's. I cau't speak
highlv enough of your niedi
cine for it has doneme so much
"ood. I don't feel tired as I
used to. nor sick. I-feel?well
and think there is uo medicme
equal to Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Doctor Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets are grauuated to
the seusitive system of
at or near ithe town of Falmouth; ap
proved Februa/y 2S, 1S7S.
By same-To aint-n'd section SS2 of the
Code of A'irginia ot 18S7 m te.-ition to
tho compensation of overseers of the
By Mr. Southal!?For the ?. relief of
Thomas M. Ellett, an old and needy Con
* By same?For. the relief of Branch O.
Leath, a disabled Confederate soldier.
13y Mr. Churchman?To niodify section
813 of the Code of ATirginia, cdition of
lSSTj and all amendments thereto, so far
as the county of Augusta is affected.
By. Mr. Clarke?For -the relief of John
Y. I-larris and his deputies, by giving
them furlther time to distrain and levy.
fiy same?To authorize the Council of
the town or Martinsville, in Hcnry coun?
ty, to pay the .gergeant the same pro
porlional compensation as that allowed
by Iaw to county treasurers.
By Mr. Shelton?For the relief of B. H.
Hester, a Confederate soldier.
By Mr. Parks?To facilitate the con
struetion of telegraph and telephone lines
along and upon the right of w.iy of rail?
roads in the State of A'irginia, and to
provide for condemnation of such right
By Mr. Hunley?To prohibit the catch
ing of diamond-back terrapins in Glou
cester county during certain months.
By Mr. AVi'lard?To ariiend an re-en-.
act section 7 of an act entitled "an act to
incorporate the Falls Church. Fairfax
and Manassas Railroad. Company," ap
proved February 2S. 1SUG, as amended by
an- act entitled "an act to amend and re
enact sections 1 and 7 of an act approved
F?-bruary 2S, 1S96." entitled "an act to in?
corporate the Falls Church, Fairfax and
By Mr. AA'illiams?To repcal an act ap?
proved March 1. 1S02. to regulate hunting
in the county of Orange.
By Mr. Kelley?To empower the Coun?
cil of the city of Richmond, A'a., to ap
point a sealer of weights and measures.
By Mr. Southall?To amend and ?re-en
act sections .". ?( and 5 of an act of the
General Assembly, approved February 2",
1SSS. entitled "an act to incorporate ttu
town of Blackstone, in Nottoway coun?
ty, A'a." i
When tne caiendar had ueen disposed of
the Richmond and AVashington Air Line
charter bills came up as unfinifhed busi?
ness, and Mr. Kelley was recognized to
complete his -argument in favor of tho
Senate bill. He called attention to the
fact that under ch.arto.rs nov.- in exi.-tenca
tne -Richmond, Fredericksburg ar.d Po.o
mac Railroad was liable to bs paralKled
at any time, in which event the State
would lose the splendid opportunity for
the sale of her interests at the present
price offered, and would also fail t."> ge;
1:2 per cent. per annum on her nold ng.-.
Mr. Saunders, of Frankiin. lollowed
Mr. Kelley, and spoke for the biil as
amended by tho Finance Committee.
He said he believed he could estab'i^h
the justice of the positiun taken by the
Finance CommUteo of the Hottse in rec
ommending its amendments.
Mr. Saunders, in reply to the siiggestion
on the part of the Seaboard Air Line
people that the offar of 12 per csnt. on
tho part of the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac Railroad upon the State's
loldings was a bribe, said if this was
true, it was a question of bribe against
bribe, the Seaboard -Air Line haviag of?
fered as much of a bribe as the Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Potomae.
He contended that, as a business and
law proposition, the offer ot the- Rich?
mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac was
a good one, and the Attorney-General
had said it was lc-gal.
He dwelt at length upon the State's
Interests, and said that it, in his jud^-"
ment, was the first thing to be considered
in conneetion with the matter. He siid
the only difference between himself and
those who advocated the Sanate bill was
that ho did not think $200 per chare
enough for the -State's Interests, and they
xie then undertook to establish his con
tention that the price offered was inad^
quate, and was asked a nunYber of ques
tions by Mr.. McAllistex, who was sup
porting the Senate bill.
Mr. Saunders spoke in a most elecquent
and convincing mar.ner, and appealed to
the House not to vote away the iniereits
of the State until fully sat!sfied that the
rights of the poeple were properly pro?
tected, which he was sure was not the
case under the .Senate bill.
Before Mr. 'Saunders had concluded his
remarks, the hour of six o'clock, the
time set for taking the vote on the hills.
arrlved, and the vote was proceeded with.
The ifirst vote was taken upon the t
amendment of the Finance Committee of
the House, ifixing the price of the stock
at ?250 per share, instead of $200. The
amendment was rejected'by the follow
lng vote: " A
Ayes?Ayers, Boaz, 'Bowles, Churchman,
Cowan, Davis, Fitzpatriok, Fleet, Hona
ker. iLewis, Leech, lMcClung, McConnell,
Moss, Nottingham, Patterson, Po:iock;
Prica Robinson, .S.tickley, Stoner, Todd,
AArarthen, TVellford and Saunders?25.
?Noes?-Anderson. Akers, 'Baker. Baugh,
Blakemore, Eland, (Buntln, Cardwell,
Clarke, Clement, .JJodBdn. Donohoe, Duke,
ISarly, Edwards, Embrey, Epps. Ewell,
Featherston, Folkat. Galleher. G3rn'ett,
Gent, Goad, Grayely, Gquldman,: Grego
ry, Horsley, iMubard, iHume, Hunley,
Hutchesoh, Ivey, Jennlngs, F. M. Jonesy
E. C. Jordan, Kelley, KIng, Lyons, McAl
ltster, Murrell, MusgraVe,;-, ,Newhouse,
OverHy, 'Owen, Parks, Pattesori, Pettlt.
"Pjlcher, Pitts, 'Powell, Prlddy, Ryari," Set
tle, Shelton, Southall, Toney, Tuck.'AVare.
John AVhitehead, J. M. AVhltehead and
Wtlllams-ffi.'. f . ' ? r"">'wI.\% "* "
' The "next amendment votedV,upon-was
the one vtovOsingHolncrcaae'woIbond
from $75,000 to $230,000. ? It .waa rejected
by a vote of 57^0 2S. , ?"" ~ , ..
The vote was then i taken upon the
amendment proposlng to rednce the time
limit In which to.begin the'road. from
eighteen months to one year. TMs was
reje,cted by 57 to 27. . -" s " r
The amendment reducing tihe timat'for
tho completion of the road from .five
to three years was then voted upon and
lost. ' ' " '
The Unal vote on ithe^passaga of the
bill resuKed as follows:
Ayes?Andersofi, BaKer, Baugh, Blake
more, Bland, Buntln, Cardwell, Clarke,
Clement, Cowan; Dodson;' Dcnohbe," Duke,
Earley. Embrey, Edwards. Epps. Ewell,
Feacherston, Foilkes, Galleher, Garnett,
Gcnit, Goad. Gouldman?' Gravely, Greg
ory, Horsley, Hubard;-? Hume, Hunley,
Hutcheson, Ivey. Jennlngs. Jones,; of
Henrico; Jones, of Isle of Wight; E. C.
Jordan, Walter Jordan. Kelley, King,
Lacy, Lyons, ?AIcAllister. Murrell, Mus
grave, Newhouse, Overby, Owen, Parks,
patteson, Pettit, Pilcher, Pitts, Fowell,
Prlddy, Roblnson, Ryan, Settle, Shelton.
Southall. Toney, Turk, Ware,... J. 31.
Whitehead, John Whitehead and [Wil?
Noes?Ayers, Boaz,- Bowles, Ohurchman,
Fitzpatricic, Fleet. Honaker, Lewis.
Leeoh, McConn'ell. McClung, Moss, Not
f ingham. Patterson, Pollock. Price,
Stickley. Stoner. Todd, Warthen, Well
ford and Saunders?22.
The companion bills were then passed,
and the House, after considering some
local measures, adjourned.
Etvory avaiiatCe space in "the House
was occupied during the afternoon ses?
sion. both galleries being crowded and
all ihe space outside the railing on tbe
fioor boing fiiled. A great many ladies
occupied seats within the railing..
When the vote on the passage of the
bill was announced, there was iprolonged
applause, both on the fioor and ln tihe
Senate bill entitied an act to incorporate
the Richmond and Washington Air Line
Senate bil! entitied &n act to protect the
interest of the State pf Virginia in the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
Railroad Company, by exhibiting execu?
tion of certain traffic contracts.
Senate bill entitied an act to emsower
and instruct the Board of Sinking Fund
Commissioners to sell the State's interest
in the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Po?
tomac Railroad, and to repeal an act en?
titied an act to empowe-r and instruct the
Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners to
r,ell the State's interestin the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and JWtomac Railroad
Company, and to inv-est the proceeds of
sale in ccntry bonds, approved Alarch 3,
Senate bill entitied an act to amend and
re-enact section 420 of the Code of Vir?
ginia, as amended by an act approved
February 12," 1S94, in relation to-the U3e
by the commissioners of the sinking fund
of any surplus money in the treasury in
the purchase of bonds of the State Issued
under the Acts of February 14, 1SS2, and
February 20, 1S92.
Senate bill entitied an act to protect the
interest of . the State in the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
Company, and to prevent the construction
of a line of railroad from Richmond to
the Potomac River until the Interest of
thc State in the Richmond. Fredericks?
burg and Potomac Railroad Company is
Senate bill approprlating the public rev
enue for the two fiscal years ending, re
suectlvely, on.September S0, 1200, and Sep?
tember 30. 1901
To amend and re-enact section 2105 of
the Code, in relation to fish ladders, as
amended and re-enacted by an act en?
titied an act to amend and re-enact sec?
tion 2105 of the Code of 1SS7. touching fish
ladders, approved January 14. 19C0.
To amend and re-enact section 103 of
an act approved January 16, 1S9S, entitied
an act to incorporate the city of Newport
Xews. in the county of Warwick, and to
provide a charter therefor.
To authorize the voters of James River
oistrict in Buckingham county to vote on
To incorporate the First Free School So?
ciety, of Alexandria. Va.
Authorizing the Board of Supervisors of
ihe county of Isle of Wlght. Va.. to ap
polnt a special collector of. delinquent
county taxcs and levies, and allow com
pensation for same.
For the relief of I. GreensDOn.
To repeal chapter 230 of Acts 1S93 and
1S94. approved February 12. 1S94. entitied
an act to authorize Floyd. Carroll and
Grayson to vote subscriptions to the Blue
Ridge Railroad Company, ln so far as lt
applies to Carroll county.
To authorize the county of Carroll to
vote to rebate taxes on the Atlantic and
Western Railroad in said county.
To incorporate the Coeburn. Clinch Val
Iey and N'iekelsville Telephone Company.
Senate 'bill to amend and re-enact sec?
tion .v>S9 of the Code of Virginia, and sec?
tion 3090 of the Code of Virginia. as
amended by an act approved January 18,
1SSS. entitied an act to amend and r?-enaec
sections 112. 633, 674, 2533, 3045, 3053, 3090.
C091. 3455, 3492, 404S, and 4049 of an act en?
titied an act to revlse and arrange and
corisolidate into a code the general stat
utes of the Commonwealth, approved May
Senate bill to amend and re-enact the
cnarter of the town of Chatham.
Senate bill to amend and re-enact the
firs't section of an act entitied an act to
incorporate the Ballston Railroad Com?
pany. approved February 23, 1900.
Senato bill to allow .B. AI. Apperson,
deputy treasurer of Culpeper, further
time in which to collect certain tax bills.
Senate bill to validate certain contracts
made and entered into by and between
the Farmville Building and Trust Com?
pany, of -Farmville, Virginia, and its
House bill to allow John -M. AlcCarthy
to erect a pier on the Rappanhannock
River, and to build a house thereon'.
House bil! authorizing the Board of Su?
pervisors of Wise county to Ir.crease the
pay of tho Commonwealth's -Attorney of
said county to a sum not exceeding five
hundred dallars, to ;be paid out of tbe
Brotlierhootl of St. Andrew.
At the last meeting of the local assembly
it was detennined to hold brief services
during Lent for the beneflt-of business
men, land va!l arrangements have been
made by the committees appointed for
Alr T. C. Willllams has kindly placed
the property known as "No. 1205 East Main
Street at the disposal of the Brotberhood, i
and services will be held there every day j
during Lent, except on Saturdays. and
Sundays, beginring at'l-P. M. and closlng.
promptly at 1:30 P. AI.
-.Slmilar services have been well attended
in the past years and every member of
the Brotherhood is expected to make a
special effort to. render these -services
more successful than any that have pre
ceded themj A cordlal invitatlon Is ei
tended 'to every business man". and .the
prayers of all congregatlons throughout
the city are askcd in behalf of this effort
to reach the hearts and to elovate the
lives of all citlzens. The services will be
gin next Alonday and be cbntlnued
throughout Lent. r
Taken to Nqwport Newa. -
John S. Patterson and Tercy Abbott,
the two seamen alleged to have deaerted
the United States eflilp Kearsarge, and
who were arrested here yesterday by
OffiCPT -"McAfullen. were "carried * to 'Xew
port News yesterday afternoon by Deputy
Marsihal feam Bendtt'and turned over to
the officers ot the Kearsarge.
Snle of Deiinqnnnt liand, *
Mr. Charles H. Phtlllps, the city tra?*
urer, announcea thaq sales-ot* lands ide
ilnquent for State taxes'jbr'the year 18K
will take place on ^Mohday.^alareh^ Uthf
-beglmtfngfat 1 o'clockTat the door?'of th?l
Hustlngs Court," tbls cltjr^^i^agt^k <
A Few Letters to Mrs.BnMiaiii from \f]
Women She his Helpetf . **J
Prcm Mrs? Bertfaa Ofer, Second-aad Clajtom3*9-w
, , Cfaester, Pa. ? j
-?? Sims Mbs. Ptskham:?I havetakeiifive'bottlea at,
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compotmd and cannofc
praLse it enough. I had headachey leacorrhcea,iallingr
of the womb and kidney; tronble. I also- had a pain
when standing or walking, and sometimes thcre seemed
to he balls of fire'iu front of me so t|tat I could not see
for about twenty minutes- Felt tired in the jjaorninff,
when I gotnp. Had fainting- spells, was down-hearted
and would cry. I am very thankful to yoti for what
your Vegetable Compotmd has doneforme."
From Mrs. CaroHne Samuel, '14. Hammoa4 SL,
?rDEAE Mbs. Pdik^Xm:?I w^te you a few linea ta
let you know how much good your Vegetable Compotmd
hasdoneme. It should be in every householdl. Ianf
fered for years with. very severe sick headachea and
kidney troubles of Iong\standing-. Tour medicma is
?my friend of friends: It is worth. a, doJlar a drop."
From Alrs.iTary A. Hipls, North Maachestcr, Iod.
"Deab Mbs. Petkham:?I caimot flnd language to \
express the terrible suffering Ifcave had to endure". I ?
had female trouble, also liver, stomach, kidney and
bladder trouble. Was obliged to pasa'nrine every few
minutes, and it would scald me so that I could scarcely
sit. stand, or lie down. 1 tried. several doctors, andalso
several patent medicines, and had'despaired of ever
getting well. At last I concluded totry Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Coinpound, and n?wr thanksi to your
medicine, I am a well woman. I cannot praiso your
medicine too highly, for 1 know it will do all and eveni
more than it is recommended to do."
General Weakness of Systom
" Deab Mbs. PnrKHAit:?I have you to thank for my
health and strength. I have taken your medicine for
two years. - Before I bsgan its use I was so weak that
af ter I had worked an hour in the morningl was obliged
to lie down- I had fejarfnl headaches, could not sleep,
had palpitation of the heart, was always tired; and suf
fered in many other ways. Now I am perfectJy well
and much stronger than I was ten years ago. I am
fifty-three years old, and the mother of ien.children. I
never feel tired since taking your Vegetable Compound.,,?Mbs. IH2KUV
509 Jefferaon Place, Union Hill, N. J
Such letters as these prove that the medicma whichf ovcr
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VEGETABLE GQMPOUND ]
LATEST NEWS OF
Buying, of Southern and ? Atchison
Again Very Noticeable.
PROBABLE SOUTHERN DIViDEND.
Rails WHI ue IiaiU Between aiancbc*
ter and Petersburg: Next Week.
BriU'riiiS Main Street?Other
Ilerns of Interest.
Buyings of Southern and Atchison
were noticeable in yesterday's markets.
The buying is presumably based on the
ibelief -that the proposed readjustmenj
of the company's capitalization will put
the common in sight of a dividcnd.
It has been estimated that by takins
the half nscal year to December 3l3t,
gross earnings of this road are $15,902,000,
as against $14,252,000 in 1SUS. the increase
belng $1,650,000 or about 111-2 per cent.
while in net earnings the increase was
from, $4,710,000 to S5,32S.CO or $ti83,0(:O,
Which is equivalent. to 141-2 per cent.
The seven months to January 21st show
a furtiher gain of $50,000 net. #
The Southern industries are widely dl
verslfled, and common cuts only a small
flgure in the itotal. ao that these resutts
may be accepted as fairiy reHeetlng tho
changed business condition3 of tho great
Southern .eountry- it has astoni3hedt
many people to learn fibat the South?
ern Raiilway ia not pre-emfnently a.
cotton road. However, the facts are
shown conclusively in a carefuily pre
pared and well arranged table in the
last annual report.
With the year now two-th!rd3 gone,
the indications are that the Southern
will come to June 30th with not far
from the full 5 per cent. dividend earned
on. the preferred stock, .wlthout taking
into account irhe large amount of net
earnings put into additions and better
?raents. The gain .In net earnigs'in.
the first half of the year averaged al
inost $115,000 a month. If the remainder
of the year should average say $00,000 a
month improvemertt upon l$9S-'99, tho
full year would show -net earnings of
about $1,225,000 ahead of last year's $8,323.
000 or -$9,550,000 in' the aggregate. With
probable net earnings and. chaxges. a
surplus of $2,875,000 would remaln ap
pUcable' to dividends on the preferred
stock. This issue stands at $60.0CO.Q00v
and the payment of the 5 per cenL. ito
which the stock has preferences, would
take $3.COO.0GO, or 41-2 per cenL would
itake $2,700,000. A reasonable estimat*
of this v?ar'3 net resuits thus would
remain to be. say 4i-2per cent. for tho
preferred shares after allowlng for all
increases'ln ?xed charges. . - ,,
WTLL LAT RAtLS NEXT WEEK.
AVork on the Richmond. Petersburg and
Carolina bridge was not suspended on
account of hlgh water. No damage
was sustained. the' stone-work being
out of danger, and it is expected that
ariother span will be put ?P this week.
There remaln but four spans to.be put
in place. -'? '
AU conections between Petersburg and
Ridgeway- have been corapteted and the
?traek IaylngV between Petersburg: and
Manchester wii! be begun next week and
rushed. All the grading. with the ex
cepUon Ot about two mlles of light -work.
has been flnlshed between Mancheatet
and Petersburg- and it 13 expected that
the bridge over the Appomattox will be
nnKhed by the earlv part of next we?k.
The contractbrs for the Rfchmond. Pe?
tersburg and' Carolina,"railroad are at
work erecting a heavy iron span over
Main street, between Fifteenth and Sev
enteenth streets, and have gotten up
two-of the immense tron girders oit which
the rails wiU be Iald These are resting
on large iron up-right piece? a-boat two
feethlgh. A number qf hands are, at
?worlc with the heavy derricJcs. and a pa&r
'ot m'utes are used in dolng- the liftlaft.
The work I? going ^on slowly. but It tBill
not bff long before the street 'will o?
spanned by a magnificent ircn bridge*
--? .*- ' RAILROAT> NOTES. , ? t
. There has-been->?hartered,-under th*
^Iawi^.ot ^West" Virsfnla^^the'.PIttaburjri;
company. ;wfH 5onstrjoctfk\Una from, Conv
Pennsylvania Railroad lme3 easit ot
Pittsburg and Erle for the week ended
February 24th, were 599,240 'tons. and for
the year to date, 4,991,2251 tons, compared
with 3.977.24S tons for che correspondlng;
week last year.
C. ?&. O. EARNINGS.
For January. 1900, gross earnlngjv
$1401,219;50: lncrease. $176,839.81. Net earn
icgs. $289,853.98; increase, $3,143.34.
From July to date, gross earnlngs,
$7,969,546.26; lncrease, $786,436.43. Net
earnlngs, $2,70s,599.ff; increase, $230,203.26.
Governor Parduuetl Him.
Hon. John C. Parker, of Southampton
county, who Is ln the city. has secured
a pardon for W. N. Rose. a young white
man who was serving an eighteen years
term in the vpenitentiary for murdering:
his father. 'Neairly ten years" had been
served. iRose and L. F. Revell. who nlar
rled a daughter of tho murdered m:ui,
were convtcted of kllling tho father for
money and revenge. Revell was pardoned
by Governor O'Ferrall. The appllca-tlou
for Rose's pardon was slgned by tho
judge. Commonwealth's Attomey and all
the jurors now Iiving.
Virsinia StateSuiiday-School Associa?
tion. ae Roanoke. Va.?KeUucett
fiates Via Norfolk & Western Kair
On account of the above occasion. the
Norfolk and Western Rallway will 3elt,on,
Afarch oth, 6th and 7th. round-ttlp tlckets
from Richmond to Roanoke at rate of
$7.10, good for return passage until ilarrch
For tiekets and tvlt information a2Piy
to J. E. Wagner. City Passenger and
Ticket Agent. No. 838 Main Street; Rich?
mond Transfer Company. or at llcket
office. Uhion Depot, Seventh and Byrd
?Streets. __^ ^^
C. H. BOSLHT.
District Passenger Agent.
"OPPORTUNITT is the cream of fame."
Now is your opportunlty to take Hood ?
barsaparllla and derlve the most beneflt
from lt. The blood Is now loaded with,
dangerous impurities, wtuch this mediclne
Vfui. promptly expei
SIck headache is cured by Hood's Pilla,
with Dlxie Nerve and Bone Llnhnent wlit
cure rheumatiam, palns in the back.
shoulders, 3ide? and limbs. StifC Jointsw
sorenesa ln the muscles- and' alnewrs ara
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and bnn!on? without paln. Itvto ih? beat
linlment for boU* man; and beast. Pricew
A NIGHT OF 1'ERBOK.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the; widow
ot thaf brava General Burnham. of 31a
chlasgr?Jktfc. when the doctor* aaid sha
couldl not liv? tt? morning," writes- Mr*.
S H." Lincoin, who utcended" her that
fearfui night. "Alt thought she muat
soon die from, pneumonla, but sha begr
ged for Dr. King's New Discoyery. say
tng lt had more than once saved her Ufsw .
and had cured her of consumptlon. Atter .
three small doses she slerpt easlly alt
night, and Its further ua* corapletely cur?
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lumj diseases. Only 30c. and $L TtlaX ?
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