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Executive Head Ateasure Is
Up This Afternpon.
FULL TEXT OF WEST BILL
Provides for ? Composite Board to.
Choose a President?An Interest?
ing Communication from One
of the Alumni.
tnir. West, of Louisa, offered by re
auest In the House yesterday two com?
panion bllls'relatlng to the proposed head
ot tho "Uniit-erslty of Virginia, which
?will bo ot great interest to the people
interested in higher education.
The ?bills, It is understood, were drown
by Messrs. Wyndham R. Meredith, Hoa?
ry Taylor and other members of the
(Alumni Association, and it Is understood
-hat they represent tho views of that
One bill provides for a composite board
to etect tho proposed executive head of
the University of Virginia to be composed
of three members of the Board of Visi?
tors, three members of the Alumni As?
sociation, and three members of .the fac?
"Ine other simply provides for leiui-lns
the fixing of the salary of the new ofll
cer by the composite board.
The House Committee on Schools and
Colleges has ilxod this afternoon at 4
o'clock as the time for hearing argument
ya the bills, and some lively speeches or?
TIKE BU__ Di FULL.
The bill offered by Mr. West reads ja
full as follows:
An oct to amend and re-enact section
J646 of the Cod? of Virginia, relaUng to
the duties of the board and to the con
Vol of the University of Virginia.
Be it enacted by tho General Assembly
of Virginia, That section 1546 of the Code
Of Virginia be amended and re-enacted
Jo ns to read ns follows:
Section 1546. Duties of board; appoint?
ment and removal of professors and pres?
ident; appointment of bursar and proctor;
duties of faculty and rresident to adn'ise
nnd represent the board ; water supply,
L The said board shall be charged with
/the care and preservation of all tho prop?
erty belonging to the University. They
-hall appoint as many prof?issors us they
deem proper, find, with tho assent of two
thirds ot the whole number of the visitors
may removo any professor. They may
prescribe tho duties of each professor,
?and tho coursa and mode of Instruction.
2. They shall appoint a president ot
the University, who shal also bo chair?
man of tho faculty, and with the assent
of two-thirds of the whole number of the
visitors may remove him. Such presi?
dent shall be appointed as follow? and
Tho board, the faculty, and after the
first day of January, 1905, the General
-Society of tho Alumni of tho University
6hall respecUvcly appoint or elect In
?uch manner as each body may pre?
scribe for itself a committee of three of
Its members, which cotrunlttco uniting
shall constitute a Joint committee, which
Joint commltteo shall nominato to the
board one or more suitable persona for
tho ofilce of president, one of whom the
board may appoint; or In Its discretion,
the board may reject all tho nominees
and refer the matter back to the same
lolnt committee, or ono similar consti?
tuted for further nominations, ln which
easo. such Joint commltteo shall nominate
Dne or more other persons, and so en
until the president is chosen by the
board. In the election of a president of
the University under tlio provisions of
?? this act any time iprior to the llrst day
Vi of January,-19C6, appointment of election
of the tares members of the alumni to
^act as members of said joint committee
Phall vest and remain In James B. Sener,
51. T. W. Duke, James P. Harrison, Ed?
ward Echo's, Armstead C. Gordon, L. T,
Hant-kel, R..C. Minor, H. X>. Bruns, John
t>. Patton,*" and tJielr successors in offlco,
being" the Executive Committee of the
General Society of tho Alumni of the
University /of Virginia, and the above
tamed persons and their successors In of
Jlco shell, until January 1, 19C6, have the
-ut.'.'orlty to select and appoint three
.,Alumni of tho Unbreralty of Virginia, not
? taiembers of the said Executive Commit?
tee, nor of tho faculty of tho University,
hor of tho Board of Visitors of said
?University to serve on said joint com-'
*mlttoc, and these restrictions shall njj
'pays apply to the selection of alumni
lo so servo.
SHALL NOT BE E-LIGIBL15.
During the period for which he Is ap?
pointed a member of the faculty or of
hie Board of Visitors, and for four years
thereafter, no member of the faculty nor
??f the Board of Visitors of the University
>f Virginia shall be eligible to the ohi?.
?f president of the University of Virginia.
Uch Joint committee shall elect its own
? bhalrman and secretary, and a majority
pf the whole number shall const nule a
Quorum. And If it should happen that one
of the said constituent committees falls I
tJ appoint or elect, it shall not affect
no legal standing of the Joint committee
)r Its determinations, but the quorum
?hall remain as Tieforo a majority (jf
ine. A vote of a majority of those pres?
ent shall be necessary to a nomination.
Xhenever tho services of such Joint corn
?nittoe are necessary, tho rector of tlie
board shall Issue to the secretaries of
ihe faculty and of the General Society of
?he Alumni, respectively, a call for the
Selection of their constituent committees.
The Joint committee shall hold its first
meeting at the University at a date
pamed by the rector, but ?ub.sequent
meetings may be held at any point in
tho State selected by the committee, und
at such times as thoy shall ile?termine,
jf the- said Joint committee nliould unrea?
sonably delay tbo making of nominations,
the board or tlio rector. If so authorized
by the board, may revoke the authority
of the committee, ami may issu? a call
?is before fur the selection of a now
Joint committee constituted as aboyo de?
Whllo tlio selection of a president 1?
?pending", or In caso of his absence, death,
resignation, removal, sickness or disabili?
ty, tho board shall provide for tho so
Jectlon from the body of the faculty of
jin acting" president and chairman, who
jrtmll exerclso the functions of president
?nd chairman until a president Khali be
tppolrited as liorelnboiore prescribid.
t. Tho board may appoint a bursar nnd
proctor, and employ any oth'or agente
or servants, regulate iho (-urerrunent ?nd
disciplino of the students, and tho renting
of the hotels and In reapoct to tin? goy?
miment and management i.f the Unlver
?Ry, dMrtiltorlOi, ami generally, nmk*
?ueh i^uliitlons ns th?y umy deem hx
(jcdl^it, not contrary to law.
J, To cn?blo the rector ?nd visitors of
?no Unlveriilty to procure a supply -if
water, and to construct ?nd maintain
4 system of water w>rl_, draluuce und
903 E. Main Street.
"We shall continue tho busi?
ness on tho old lines.
Shirts Made lo Order
J. L-. CHEERY, Cutter,
who has been with us for years.
With aNew.Up-to-Dato Stock.
With Special Low Prices,
sewerage for the University, they shall
have authority to acquire such springs,
lands and rights of way as may be
necessary, accordine to tho provisions of
VIEWS OF AN ALUMNUS.
In connection with the above tfnd In
iegnrd to a recent publication signed
"XXX" on the "Faculty BUI," an alum?
nus of the University writes as follows:
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch;
Sir,?As tho mattor affecting the Uni?
versity of Virginia comes before a com?
mittee of the Legislature this afternoon, I
trust that you will allow ine enough of
you space for an expression of what my
own thoughtful consideration ot that cor?
respondent's views suggested.
In tho first place, there Is no "Faculty
Bill' 'before tho Legislature, so far as I
have been able to learn. The faculty did
offer certain suggestions to tho Board of
Visitors as to what woro the views of its
members on this subject of vital Impor?
tance- to the institution with which they
have been connected for periods varying
fi&m a few years to a generation. They,
however, bave not gone Into tho Legisla?
ture with these views. They have no
proposition before that body.
On tho other hand', tho alumni of tho
University have seen fit to ask the enact?
ment of n. measure covering tho nomina?
tion and election of a president, and as
thnt measure provides In its main fea?
ture for a nominating hoard similar to
that discussed by "XXX," I shall state
somo of tho reasons why wo hope that
It will he adopted.
Before doing so, however, I wish to di?
rect tho attention of "XXX" to the fact
that his conclusions ?s to tho eTlroful re?
sults that will follow the adoption of the
"Faculty Bill," as ho states thorn, seemed
based upon tho resolutions on the presi?
dent's powers contained In what ho calls
the "suppressed clauses." As no such
clauses have been proposed to tho Legis?
lature at any time by anybody, I take It
I may disregard "XXX's" conclusions and
direct my remarks to that main featuro
of a nominating committee. He objects to
this committee because it divides the re?
sponsibility und hampers the action of the
Board of Visitors.
Ho thinks the plan suggested Is in con?
flict with a primary axiom of good gov?
ernment. It does not seem to have oc?
curred to "XXX" that a primary election
to indicato to a body having authority to
elect aa ofllcer tho choice of tho people
\vith whom tho ofllcer has most to do and
whose cordial support he needs, is not un?
usual in well-governed America. It has
been found not unsuccessful as a method
of obtaining satisfactory officials,
As Is now well know the plan under
discussion provides for a nominating
committee of nine?three from the board,
three from the faculty and three from
The board, If there were no such com?
mittee, would probably adopt tho -usual
method and appoint Its own subcommit?
tee to make nominations. We merely
proposo to assist that subcommittee.
AID THE PRESIDENT.
In spite of what XXX says, we
think that tho president, who must work
with the faculty, will have his success
much aided, by having been thus nomi?
nated with tho faculty represented on
the Nominating Board. He will also
havo more cordial support from tho
alumni, because of their representation;
His support by the board is assured, as
that body always bus absolute power to
elect or call for new nominations inde?
finitely, being: at no time bound to ac?
cept a nomination as final.
Will XXX deny that ovon Presi?
dent Eliot would have made Harvard a
?roater success had ho the cordial sup?
port of his fuculty jiiul students?I. o.,
granting; tho contention that ho has
President "Wood row Wtllson, who&e
sudden, but, I might suggest, not un?
expected election, held, as Is stated, la
order to destroy factious In the faculty,
seems to have strong support from fac?
ulty, students and alumni.
Under the measure proposed no such
factions can arise, as no member of the
faculty is eligible to the orile*.
I do no agree with XXX that
alumni representation Is provided for ty
tho fact that tbe Governor usually ap?
points alunni I in the Honrd of Visitors
No university can grow and Increase
without the cordial support of Ule
alumni. They uro the men. who sf.reud
her fame' abroad; thoy and tho faculty
are Uio men who cause sludanls to at?
tend. They should be given uveo* en?
couragement. Their asslslanco and ?'.ci?
vico should ha sought; they should ho
urged to give them, Is thero nnollirr
prominent lyilvcrelty that does not do
so? The present system doos not insure
tho aliunn. being represented nt all.
That It has failed to causo them to givo
enthusiastic support Is too well known
for comment to lie necessary. Gli/o fio
alumni, ns allunili, because they uro
alumni, representation in this Important
matter, and tholr Interest will boaroust-d
Their desire to have mich Representa?
tion of Itself demonstrates tlio fact. As
to the faculty, ? tako It a prosldont would
prefer to have hud Ilio faculty given un
opportunity to express its vlows beforo
his election. I tako It he and thoy will
both do better work on that account.
Cordial sympathy Is worth something
when mon must pull together, XXX
to the contrary notwithstanding. Il Is
worth something to assura tho incoming
president of this support,
Again: Men siillulilu for Mich a posi?
tion are not easy to lind. They are not
well known to business men, such na
compose boards of visitors, Theft' suc?
cess Is not such as to causo theiin to ho,
well Known In Unes familiar to mieli men.
Of course, good presidente may have )k>oh
chosen by such boards with no sugges?
tions of liny inurt from their faculties,
but is It not true that tho faculties are
inore apt than any others to know what
men are sultahlo and obtainable? With
a vote nf but three In nino In tho nomi?
nating committee., all of whoso nomina?
ttuns inny ho rejected until the hoard's
view? ar? satisfied. I do not think the
faculty will have dangerous power.
To bo sure, tl?o faculty juciiibcra may
ottond all tho meollngs, but as tho meet?
ings will not bo fruquont, probably not
more than ono ovory ten years, tho mem
bora from tho board, as woll na from tho
alumni, will ho llliely to Unii It possible
to be present.
CHOOSE GOOD MEN. ,
As tho ahimnl arc to arrruigo thtolrrwn
method of choosing their representatives,
I think that body can bo relied on to
choose mon of fairly Independent views?
nolther faculty views nor honrd vlown.
Wo nre told thnt tho University does
not exist for tho faculty and ls not sup?
ported by them. True; tho snmo remark
applies to tho board, Tho University, sup?
ported pnrtly by tho sitato, Is supported
largely by Ita students. Theso studonts
coma to attend tho lectures of the fac?
ulty, and aro sent In great mensuro hy
tho alumni, dlrootly or Indirectly.
It cannot bo contended that tho high
standard of scholarship for which tho
University is famed, that its honor sys?
tem which maltes It foremost In this
country for. the dovelopniont of manhood,
Is due to its vory excellent Board of
"Who can recall the names of tlio mem?
bers of the various Boards of Visitors
In existence; during the timo that Gcss
ner Harrison and Dr. Cabell, Basil Gll
dersleevo and Thomas 11. Price, Colonel
Chnrles Venable and John B. Minor and
thoso other great teachers, whoso names
are household words In Virginia, wero
making men and showing them the truth
in scholarship, in science, lii law and
Can It bo said that such men and their
successors aro not to bo trusted to make
suggestions and havo n voice in nominat?
ing the man ln their own line ot life
who ls best fitted for controlling the des?
tinies of the university?
I hopo that my friend XXX Is mis?
taken In his belief that the measure
that ho favors will lie adopted by tho
Legislature. I am suro tliAt proposed
by the alumni will Tcoelve careful con?
sideration, aaid I trust that It will be
found suited to the occasion.
I can say to XXX and to tho Legisla?
ture that whatever moasuro ls adopted,
I feel confident that the faculty will be
found as It has always been found
ready and anxious to do what Is best
under the law for the good of tho uni?
ONE OF THE ALUMNL
GOES TO SUFFOLK
Rev. Mr. West to Institute a Temperance
The Rev. J. W. West, field secretary of
the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, leaves
this morning for Suffolk, where ho will
at once set afoot a stirring temperance
Suffolk Is ono of the cities which has
been overlooked by the longue In Its sweep
over the State, and Mr. West goes out
nov.? to get things started there, lie has
not notified tho people of his coming and
he will probably take the town by sur
piise. As soon as he arrives he will hold
a conference with the local pastors and
arrange for tlio organization of an Anti
An entertainment was given Tuesday
by Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Swartz, at their
reslde.-nce, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. H
S. Turnier, of New York city. Mrs. Fur?
nier Is a sister of Mr. Swartz. Tho par?
lors iver? nicely decorated for the oc?
casion. Tho evening was spent In sing?
ing sens* and all dclared it a very en
joyablo evening. Mr. Samuel Stern was
toast-master. Among those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. M. Spiegel, Mr. and Mrs.
II. .Brletsteln, Mr. and Mrs. Greenburg.
Mr.' and Mrs. Broldy, Mr. Joe Spiegai,
Miss Jennie Weinstein, Miss Mary Wein?
stein, Miss Florence Scherlff, Miss Becky
Rotkin, Mr. Davo Spiegai, and Mr. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Furnier will mako their
futuro nome at No. 1S13 East Mala Street,
Examinations Now On.
The regular semi-yearly examinations
In the public schools of the city began
yesterday morning, and until next Mon?
day afternoon the students will ho kept
busy in trying to answer the many ques?
tions which have been submitted to
them. The examinations In the primary
schools have been In progress all of
the week, and are now about over.
Sales of loose tobacco on the Rlch
monds brealts yesterday were of an ex?
ceptionally fine order. Prices were ex?
cellent, and tho market closed stiff and
firm. A total of 178,105 pounds Avere
Dr. Evans to Lecture.
Dr. W, E. Evans will lecture to-night
at Monumental Episcopal Church on
"The Philosophy of Fun." Tho lecture
will be givon under tho auspices of the
Willing Workers, and will bo for tho bene?
fit of tho kindergarten.
Shockoe Council to Meet.
An Important meeting of Shockoe Coun?
cil, Royal Arcanum, will be held to-nlght
at tSho Masonic Tomplo. Tho detailed re?
view of the work of tho past your will
be passed upon.
AT BOSTOCK SHOW
Mr. Johnslng Makes a Dive
From a Ladder Ninety
Five Feet in Height.
Thero aro many peoplo who visit tho
Bostock show at tlio Horse Show build?
ing and who havo boon Intensely amused
with the performance of wild and sav
ago nnlnuUs. There Ls ono special fea?
ture, however, that has been overlooked
by tho amusement lovers. It is "only
a dog," but such a dog-a dog of such
raro and extraordinary Intelligence that
it becomes a pleasure to watch lila ??_
Mr. Johnsiiig Is hla name, and, like his
patronymlo, Mr, Jojiuslng, ho is full of
fun at tho slightedt word or movement
froni bis master and educator, Mr. Bobby
Mack, Bostock'a comical clown; tho dog
responds Immediately to tho situation.
Hie various tridui, stunts and perform?
ances nre almost too numerous and In?
describable to mention, but ho commutes
his many acts and performances with a
finishing touch that reminds ono of tho
fumons Eiffel towor. Climbing step by
stop up Uto rungs of a 7?-foot ladder,
un tlio top of which Is 11 small nulo
creep bulo, a miniature platform bullt for
him to rest upon. Upon tho stage ro?
mains tho clown In all his war-paint,
with a coupla ei( attendants ami ?? blan?
ket held up by" four corners, Tho dog
turna unoiially around tho platform,
waiting in expectation, but nover jump?
ing until tlio final wonts arc given by
Bobby Mack, who, luoklng up curiously
with ti glauco of humor in his eyo, pro.
pounces tho words, ".Mr. Johnslng, won't
yuu please como homo?" The ut ilo dog
Ijuuipa and is successfully caught in tho
blanket, and master and dog retire, from
the. aienu-ainldst tlio applause o? un up
t?,*s? family IajSiiv*
It Is pure.
It is gentle.
It is pleasant.
It is efficacious.
It is not expensive.
It is good for children.
It is excellent for ladies.
It is convenient for business men.
It is perfectly safe under all circumstances.
It is used by millions of families the world over.
It stands highest, as a laxative, with physicians. ,
If you use it you have the best laxative the world
Its component parts are all wholesome.
It acts gently without unpleasant after-effects.
It is wholly free from objectionable substances.
It contains the laxative principles of plants.
It contains the carminative principles of plants.
It contains wholesome aromatic liquids which are
agreeable and refreshing to the taste.
All are pure.
All are delicately blended. '
All are skillfully and scientifically compounded.
Its value is due to our method of manufacture and to
the brginality and simplicity of the combination.
'fp get its beneficial effects ? buy the genuine.
San Francisco, Cal.
Louisville, Ky. New York, N. Y.
FOB SALE BY ALL LKAD1KQ BBUOOISTS.
IS MORE TOBACCO
THAN IN A DECADE
Total Runs Nearly a million
Pounds Ahead of Any?
According to the report for January, Just
Issued by the Inspector of the Richmond
Tobacco Trade, there has been more loose
tobacco handled on tho local market dur?
ing the past four months than at any
corresponding period ln the past ten
years. Tho fact ls a noteworthy one and
is a source of gratification to members
of tho Trade.
With two exceptions tho total runs a
full million pounds and more ahead of
anything which has gone before. The re?
port shows that 5,105,481 pounds have beo'n
handled, and thajt last year the extent of
the trado up to this point had amounted
to only 3.035,??14 pounds. Tlio nearest ap?
proach to the present total was ln 1891,
when tho salee footed *ip 5,04S,SG6 pounds.
Two other striking facts in the report
are that the stock of tobacco in Rich?
mond is gradually decreasing and ls to?
day smaller than nt any timo ln flvo
years, and that Inspections are also on
the down grado.
?? abstract of the report Is as follows:
Receipts of looso tobacco: For tho three
months ending December 31, 1902, 4.002.945
pounds; for the month ending January 81,
1503, 1,102,539 pounds.
Total for four months ending January
31. 1903, 5.105,-1S1 pounds; total for the
same period In 1302, 3,365,414 pounds; ln
1901, 3,103.537 pounds; ln 1900, 4,310.1?!
pounds; In 1S99, 3,020,334 pounds; In 189S,
S,;ite,279 pounds; In 1S97, 2,479,272 pounds;
In 1S9G, 2,314,919 pounds; in 1895, 3,_...280
pounds; in 1894, 5,048,906 pounds; in 1S93,
Total stock on hand January 30, 1903,
9.093 hogsheads and 217 tierces and boxee;
in 1902, 9,811 hogsheads and 839 tierces and
boxes; In 1901, 10,600 hogsheads and) 917
tierces and boxes; In 1900, 10,325 hogsheads
and 1,359 tierces and boxes; In 1S99, 12,417
hogsheads and 435 tierces and boxes. De?
crease in stock in January, as per ware?
house reports. 233 hogsheads.
Total receipts for four months ending
January 31, 1903, 3,647 hogsfheads and sev?
enty-eight tierces and boxes; total deliv?
eries, 4,886 hogsheads andi 370 tiercee and
Total inspections for four months end?
ing January 31, 1903, 1,659 hogsheads and
130 tierces and boxes?less than at any
timo in the past live years.
MR. WALKER APPOINTED
Made Agent of the Kanawha Dispatch at
' Mr, Roger Walker, a well known young
man, connected during tho past three
years with tlio office of tho Kanawha
Dispatch here, has been appointed agent
for that company at Memphis, Tenn.
Mr, Walker is a popular young man of
Richmond mid has many fri ends, who will
rejoice in his promotion. He is a son of
Mr. Frank Walker, who was for ninny
years general agent of tha Kanawha Dis?
Tha local Association of the Bartend?
ers' International League of America
will givo a lin'ii at Sanger Hall Monday,
February loth, which promises to be
quite an enjoyable occasion to all who
attend. A handsome umbrella will be
given as a prize to the best genlleman
dancer, while tho best lady dancer will
recelvo a beautiful parlor lamp. The
following compose tho Committee of Ar?
rangements: Messrs N. Bernstein (chair?
man), It. L. lilubank, J. N. Ryan, A. L.
Morra, James Kaln, O, A. Sherry, J. N.
Bacclgaluipo, R. If. Davis and 13. Alleer?.
THE EDITOR'S BRAIN
Did Not Work Well Under Coffee,
A'bruin worker's health Is often Injured
by coffee, badly soleoted food and se?
dentary habit?. Tho experience of tho
Managing Editor of ono of the moat
prosperous newspapers In tho Middle
West, with Postum Food Coffee illus?
trates the necessity of proper feeding for
tho man who dependa on his bruin for
"Up to three years ago," writes this
gentleman, "1 v.os a heavy coffee drinker.
I know It waa Injuring me. It directly
affoctod my stomach, and I was threat?
ened with ? Inou?e dyspepsia? It wns then
that my wife porsuadod mo to try Pos?
tum Food Coffee. Tho good results were
so market! thai I cannot say too muoh
for It. When fast prepared. I did not
fancy It, but inquiry developed tlio fact
that cook had not boiled It long enough,
so noxt timo I hud it properly mufle a?iil
was charmed with It? Since that time
coffeo has bad no place on my table, save
for guests, limb myself and wife me
fond of this new oup which 'cheers, but
does not Inobrlnte' in a much truer and
litter senso Hum coffee. My stomach
has resumed Its normal functions, and
I am now s'uwo? and strong again, men?
tally nnd physically,
"I am comment, that coffeo Is a poison
to pinny Btoiiuia'iHi und I havo recom?
mended postum with great ?uccoss.to u
number of my friends who wore suffer?
ing from tin* use of coffeo," Name gJyt*-\
by,Postum Co., Battio Crook, Mich.
SILVER SERVICE |
TO REV. MR. BETTY
The Congregation of Clay
Street Church Remembers
Its Beloved Pastor.
The Rev. L. B. Betty, pastor of the
Clay-Street Methodist Church, was the re?
cipient on Tuesday night of a handsome
silver service, given by his congregation.
The ladles of this chargo learned somo
weeks ago that their pastor would be
fifty years old on Tuesday and decided to
give him a surprise party. They mndo
every preparation for a sociable at tho
church and on Sunday requested the an?
nouncement made, and Invited all friends
of the congregation to be present.
There was a large attendance at the
time stated, and after a delighuul evening
of music and recitations by some of Rich?
mond's best talent, the pastor was pre?
sented with the service by the Rev. W.
B. Beauchamp, of the Broad-Street
Mr. Betty was taken completely by sur'
pi?se, as the matter had been kept a se?
cret, not even the members of his family
having any knowledge of such intention.
Refreshments in abundance wcro served
and the evening passed pleasantly to one
and all. Some of those who entertained
were Mr. and Mrs. Clowes. Miss Johnson,
Miss Atkinson, Mr. Schoof and Mr. Regi?
This Is Mr. Betty's fourth year at this
church. Ho Is known and loved by many
outside of his own charge, as well as by
his own people. The ladies who planned
and executed the entertainment deserve
especial cr???lt for the pleasure ot tho
evening, which was unanimously voted
the most pleasant sociable In the history
of the church.
THE TOBACCO FIGHT
Two Richmonders Are Elected Officers
in New Organization.
The greatest interest is taken here In
tobaico circles In the developments In
Washington In connection with the move?
ment on tho part of the Independent
manufacturers against the uso of prlzo
schemes and so on In the retail tobacco
Quite a number of the local tobacco
men are now at the national capital In
the interests of the matter. Among them
are: Mr. C. D. Lams, of Larus Bros.
_. Co.; Mr. Thomas B. Soott, Mr. Camp?
bell and Mr. John Lnndstreet, of the
United States Tobacco Company, Mr.
Adolph Osterloh, of the Halpln-Newcombo
Tobacco Company, and ohers.
Two of the Rlchniondera wore elected
officers of the now Independent To?
bacco Manufacturers of the United
States, tbo organization formed Tues?
day. Mr. Landstreet was made president
and Mr. Ostcrioh treasurer.
A VIEW ON THE
CHILD LABOR BILL
Religious Paper Hopes That
There Will Be Just and
Two of tho religious papers this woek
havo brief, but intoresting, comments
upon two measures' now pending In the
State Legislature?tho Caboll child-labor
bill and tho Claytor dispensary bill.
Concerning the former, the Central
"It would seem entirely unnecessary
for any ono to say that ho Is In favor
of legislation necessary for the restric?
tion of any chllil-labor that lu oppres?
sive and Injurious. But there has been
a largo amount of exaggeration, aad
much denunciation where thore Is no
Information. Many people havo tnken
tho matter In hand who have no per?
sonal knowledge whatever of lho facts
and conditions. Like many other things,
tho question of legal restriction of child
labor has two sides. Tho Stato (Legisla?
tures of tho South are giving the condl
tlons thorough inuulry, and out of this
wo hope will come legislation that Is
just and humano. Compulsory educa?
tion seems to be a necessary adjunct to
nny laws that drive the boya and girls
uut of the factory luto tho streets,"
The Religious Herald takes a hard
crack at tho proposed now dispensary
law. Says tine Herald:
"Tho foes of the saloon In Virginia,
who are also tho frlonds of order and
civilization, need to bo on their guard
at thin time. Various devices will bo
proposed * for heading off every effort
to elimina!? tlio saloon. One of tho
most specious and plausible of these Is
lho proposition for a general dispensary
law, There can bo no doubt thnt tho
dispensary in South Carolina Is tho most
stupendous and formidable politi cui 1 ma?
chine) in tho country. If certain locali?
ties wish to experiment with the dis?
pensary, lut thoiti do so; but let tho op?
ponent? of tho saloon 'lino up' to a
man against any such scheme as that
with which our suffering ulster, Bouth
yCarollna, Is afflicted,"
TESTS OF SPEED
ON THE SABBATH
Grounds and Buildings Com?
mittee to Grapple With
the Speedway Matter.
At a meeting of the Grounds and
Buildings Committee to-night an ? effort
will bo made to finally settle tho differ?
ence between the City Engineer and the
Stewart Iron Works, contractors for the
new city Jail, as to whether the latter
should be required to make a deduction
on the contract price for the long delay
over tho completion of the building.
At a meeting of thfe body, held last
Monday afternoon, it was decided to al?
low the contractors nearly six thousand
dollars for extra work, and now an at?
tempt Is being mode to offset at least
a portion of this sum by charging them
for the delay.
Mr. W. N. Bowman, representative of
the Stewart Iron Works, does not be?
lieve that the city can hold this cx>m
pany accountable for the delay, which ho
maintains was occasioned by the nu?
merous changes In tho plans and spec?
ifications after tlie contract had been
It is further claimed that the contract
contained no penalty clause, and it will,
therefore, be Impossible for the city to
collect any clairrl for delay. The ejues
tlon ' promises to cause much discus?
Another matter of no little interest to
be considered by tho committee Is the
question of permitting the uso of tho
Speedway at .Reservoir Park for test
of speed on the Sabbath. Recently the
committee, by a majority of only ono
vote, recommended by tlio Council, along
with a number of other rules for tho
regulation of tho park system of the
city, that the Speedway bo kept open
to the publlq on Sunday.
When tho report camo up for action
in the Council strong opposition to tho
particular rule relating to tho Speed?
way manifested itself, and on motion
the matter was recommitted, after a
fight, for further consideration. It is
thought that a compromise will he ef?
fected In the committee, by which tho
Speedway will remain open on Sunday,
but only for tho purpose of brushes, and
not racing, as was at first contem?
The Finance Committee was In session
yesterday afternoon- for a f????? ot
hours, listening to the wants of various
departments of the city government, pre?
paratory to making up the annual bud?
LOVE WINS OVER
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., February 4.
Becknian Lorillard, the young Now York
millionaire, who was married recently to
Miss Doyle, at Ashevlllo, N, C, has de?
cided to leave college for good.
Lorillard was in his first year In the
scientific school, and rumor had it that
in spite of his marriage ho would return
to Camhridgo with his pretty bride and
pursue his studies. ?
The young New Yorker surprised his
most intimate friends by bis silddon mar?
riage, and they were even more amazed
to-day to learn that ho had notified tlio
Crimson authorities that he wished to
withdraw from tho university.
Boston society bad been anticipating
the arrival of tho nowly-marrlod couple,
for It was stated on good authority that
tho two did not Intend to lot matrimony
stnnd In tho way of a Higher education,
Tho case of young Vanderbllt a few
years ago was similar to that of Lorillard,
The former went a year at Harvard
nnd then got married, nil the time declar?
ing that ho would finish his coursa at
the college just tho same.
TO COVER THREE BLOCKS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK, February 4,?It aston?
ished the officials of this city yesterday
whon tlio Now York Central Railroad
submitted plans to the Board of Esti?
mato ami Apportionment for a mam?
moth depot, hotel and emporium on the
Forty-second Street alto, to cover three
? It was a colossal undertaking Hint tho
railroad had mappod out. The plans called
for a building twenty stories high, to
reach from Lexington to Madison Ave?
nues;? and from Forty-second to Forty?
In this oiiormous slructuro the plans
outlined arrangements for a depot, n
vast department more, a hotel with moro
rooms than tho Waldorf, ami an assem?
bly' hall to hold thousands, not to speak
of olllces for tho Central oilicluis and.
tracks to tolte care of moro than the vast
traille now runulng Into the sheds ot
? the Forty-second Street depot.
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