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tftf than ho blll to rollevo conultlotis prc
vnlllhB ln the Phlllpplnes.
Mr. Mayno.nl wlll probably ;be:?Ucrte?*'
ful In bavlng the tinval approprlation diii
bo amended ln Ihe Sonnte i-s io nrovde
for the approprlation of J.'OO.tM for stnrn*
hotises at the Norfolk nnvyy.-ud If tbe
nmendmont Is pli.ced Iti tho l-l 1 ln ?ho
Behflte. thcw will be Uttle douhi of IU
fettlns through tbe Hnuso. Mr. Mnynnid
has ilnne ft great denl of liard work ?>!.
thls blll. lt was through his cfforU that
he surccotled ln hnvlng Incori ornted ln
lt n nrovlslon pllowlng the Secretnry of
the Navy lo use his dlscretlnri In hav
Ing warshlps built nt governmenl yards.
He also siicceeried In hnvlng strkken
from Ihe blll the provlslon whlch gave to
yards on the Paclflc eonsl an advanlago
of I p?r cent. In blddlns "n warshlps,
Thftt Ir, the b!ll orlglnnlly provldod that
comracts mlglit be nworded lo la Ific
coast vards, Ihoush tnur blds were 4
per cent. hiffhrr thnn tliose su'tn tled
by the yards of the East. Mr. Maynaid
bad thls strh'ken out ln tiehult of New
port News and also Rlehmond.
STATEHOOD BILL NOW
SEEMS TO BE DOOMED
(l?y AssoelHtcd Prom.)
WASHINUTON. D. C,, Fobruary U.
The Democratlc senatorlal caucus to-day
rejoeted the two proposltlon for tho ad
mlsslon of now States, aubmltted by the
Republlciins. Tbe matter of fiirttier ne
gotlatlons wns left wlth the Democratlc
members of the Commltteo on l-'osh'f
flces whlch hus charge of tbe apprp
prlatlon blll wlth tbe .-tntehood i kH-r.
Seimtor Backburn was authoiilzed M
brlng up the Llitleiluid antl-trusi blll and
at least to obialn a vute on the questlun
of Its conslderuilon.
Speeches were made by Senaters Clay,
Bacon. Tellcr, Dubols, Slmmons, Foster
(of Loutslana). Bate, Murgan. Pettus and
others. All tho speakwis took positlvo
grounds agalnst the compromlsc piopo
?Itloii and seve-ral of them spoke em
phatleally agalnst Ihe plbpoditfoh to
put the slatehood blll on any of the ap
proprlatlon bllls as n rldcr. They at tho
Bame time stated that they had no ln
tentlon of castlng any rotltictlon upon the
statehood supportors on ihe Commltu-e
on Poslofflee,* and Agrlculture, and they
favored plucing the matler of dctcrtnln
Ing tho future course of the party wlth
reference to the bllls as sui-h ind
as a rlder In tho hands of the Dcmocrat c
members of the Commltlee on posiof
After the adjotirnment of tlife cauci s
the Democratlc membors of Ihe Commlt
tee on Postoffloes met the itepubl c n
mmbers of that coiumlttee who have been
frlondly to statuhood. They declded to
ask tho ohalrman of the Conimltlt'es on
Fostoffkes and Agrlculturo to wlttidraw
the statehood rld-era which tho com
mlttees have placed on two approprlation
bllls. They also declded to coiitlnue the
flght for the omnibus blll an It came from
the House wlthout umendment, but not
to antagonize approprlation bllls or ex
ecutlve business wlth It.
Tho Republlcans have declded to present
thelr compromise blll to the Senate.
The indleatloii3 are very a.roi.g that
the questlon ivlll receive va'y little if
any more condldoritlnn during ihe ses
slon, and even the beat frienda of siatcv
hood generally admlt tliut there is no
chance lor su^oess at this tlme.
A Democratlc Senalor, who ls a mer.
bei of the Committee on Ten Itories, upon
heing asked for a stateiueiit of tho rca
Riins' for rejectlng the compromise propo
f.liion, wroto the followlng, whloh, after
nubmitting to severul of his colleugues,
he gnve out for publicallon:
"The Democrallc caucus rejectod the
proposcd compromlso stalehood blll for
the followlng feasons: Wuen Arlzona and
N> w Mexieo were made Terrlloiiea their
arcas were establlshcd for ultlmato state?
hood purposcs, and all the Inlerosts and
ONpectations of the peoplo of the two
Terriiorles have been In antlclpatlon of
thi two States.
"It would bo gross Injustlce to tho
people of both to join them In one Stato.
From east lo west, as rallroada mtist bo
buili. Ii would be 1,700 miles aerous tihetn.
The pioposed Stale would be as large as
Texas and Texas Is too large for Its con
"Many Democrats feel that tho Repub
llenn flght for statehood haa rn-ot heen
Rincere, they having used the statehood
blll as a bulfer to prevent trust dlsoussloh
and leglslallon. For Democrats now, hav
ing stood alrhost a polid bo?y for the ad
jrJsslon of ihe three lerrltorles, to ac
c?pt the proposed consolldatlon would be
to have played Into the hands of tho Ro
publlcan anti-trust cabal."
COMMITTEE STRIKES OUT
WASHINGTON. D. C. February .21.
The Senate Committee on Approprlations
to-day concluded its consldcration of thu
Bundry clvll approprlation blll. the com
tnllteo recomrnends Incrcasos over the ap?
proprlations made by tha bill as It paaseel
tho House amountlng to $3,270,601, bring
ing tho total up to fS3.279.Gr.0.
The commltteo struck out the Houst
ar.proprlation of $500,000 for the extenmon
of tho Capitol. and that of $750,000 for tho
coiiFtrucilon of an offlce bulldlng for the
memhers of tho House of . epresentailves,
Itogether with ,the provlslons for Hhe
completlon of these works. Provlslon ls
made for the payment of $200,000 to Queen
Lllloukanani. of Hawali. hor llghthouses,
heacons -and fog slgnals $1,175,100 are pro
vlded, Incliiding the followlng Items:
Cape Lookout Shoals light vcssel, Korth
Carollna. 550.000; Mount Cornella. Fla to
estobllsh llght stauon. $105,000; Cape "ro
mano, Fla., to esiabllsh llght etatlons
JSWl.OOOj -Heald Bank. llght voasel Texas'
HOUSE PASSED SENATE
PHILIPPINE CURRENCY BILL
(15y Asuoclatpd Presi.l
WASHINGTON. February 21.-Tho
House to-day pagsed tlie Phlllpplne cur
rency blll, acceptlng the Senate blll so
Come to most peoplo and cnnso niftliy
tronbles,?piiuplcs, boila nutl otlior
eruptioriB, hobides Joss of appetlte,
that tiiod fc-cling, ii ta of bilioubnees,
ladlge8tlon and headuche.
Tlie Koocc-r one gete rid of thom tho
better, and the way to get rid oi them
and to build up the 6yetera tbat haa
miffered fj-oni them is to tako
Formiug in combinaiion tho Bprlpg
Modiciuo par txcclh.net, of unequalled
itrengih in purifying tho blood as
Bhown by unequalled,i'adical anii per
jfiatient cuies of
ficrofula Salt Rheum
QcalcJ Head Bolls, Plmpios
all Kinds cf Humor Pcorlaela
?lood Polnonlng RhoumatiBm
Ca?*rrr? Dyapepsla, Eto
Acoept aofcijbttituiu, bul be fcma to
%hi iioi/U^j and ^et it today,
? ?''?) ' i
IF TOU aro
all tho chasto
blocks are dis
head to feetwo
cater to rooet
every dosire Ln
the line of
luttvw * W'Vl. I dress.
0. H. Perry & Co
far oe It rolatea to tha tslands. Tho
comniltteo amendmont strlklng out tho
internatlonal monetary confercnco was
agrct-d to. Mossra. Jonos, of Virginla;
Maddox. of Georgla, and Wlillruns, of
.Ulssl.atppl; urgod tho House not to ac
cept the Senato blll, and to stand by Its
foi-ninr, actlon. But tho Senate blll as
umcrided was adoptod, I3G to 100.
rho conteatod eloctlon caso of Wag
oner \>9. Butler was under consldcratlon
for a tlme, and tho Demoorats began a
ililbustor, whlch they threaten to con
tlouo If the caso ls prossod. Tho case
iva-i wlthdrawn with an agroement that
lt Is not to come up untll Thursday.
The House adjourned untll to-morrow.
WILL HAVE RIGHTOP WAY
(Br Asjocl.te. Prcsi.)
WASHINGTON, February 2t.?The or?
der in the Senate for th9 remalnder of
the scsslon has been qulte doflnitely de
cided. Appropriatlon bllls wlll bo glven
the rlglit of way and tho Panama Canal
treaty wlll be conaldered whlle the ap
pioprlatlon wtll bo In conference. There
wlll bo an elt'orl mude lo gel through
other bils, Includlng Senator Aldrlch's
bond deposlt blll. Notlce of the whh
dniwn) of the statehood rlder from the
appropriatlon bllls will be given to-mor?
PRESENTED TO CONORESS
(By Assoelnted Tress.)
WASHINGTON, Fobruary 21.?Tho coi?
lectlon of papors of Presldont Jackson,
whlch were In tho possossion of Mont
gomery Blalr, Postmastor-Genoral In
President blncoln's Cablnet, and on his
death passed to his four chlldrsn, have
been given to tho llbrary of Confi-ess.
Thesa papors aro very volumlnous, corn
prislng thousands of manuscrlpt" and
volumes. They tnclude not merely let
tora to and from President Jackson, tut
mustor rolls, mllttary reporU and varl
ous memoranda. Thoy run baok prlor
to the year 1S00. and come down to the
tlmo of Jackson's death ln 18-15.
TO TRY ENSIGH WORTMAN
(By Atsoclatcd Press.)
WASHINGTON, February 21.?Secre
tary Moody to-day ordored a' general
court-martlal to convcno at tha nan-y
yard. Pen*acola, Fla., on or about March
6th, for the trtai of Enslgn Wnrd K..
Wortman on the oharge of neglect of
utv. i- In ? ? u- ot ti.e recent nxplnslon
In the olgh-lnch turret o! the battleshlp
Massaohusetts, whlch resulted In the
death of tho nlno merubors of the gun
The Importanoe attaohed to tho pro
posed Inveatlgatlon la ahown In the hlgri
r-anklng personnel of tho court, whlch will
be oompOHod of tho followlng members:
Kear-Admlral Wllllam C. Wlsa, cotn
mandant of the Ponsacola nan-y-yard;
Captaln Edward" Tausslg, captaln of the
Ponsacola navy-yard; Commander W. H.
Turnor, oommandlng the crulser Atlanw;
Coratnander Frank A. Wllner, Btatloned
at Pensacola; Lleutenant-Commander
Wllllam L. Burdlck, of tho Atlanta; and
Lleutenant Harry E. Smlth, attached to
tho Atlanta. with Ueiitenant-Commandej;
Cameron Mclt. H'lnslow, of tha Buroau of
Naglgatlon, Navy Department, aa Judge
OF SOLUTION OF TANGLE
(llv Amoclutefl PreBi.1
WASHINGTON, February 2t.-Dlacua
Elon of fho Panama sltuatlon consumed a
larga portlon of tho tlmo of Presldont
Roosoi'elt and tho Cablnot at to-day's
nioetlng. lt Is undorstood that a roply
has been rceelved to tho communlcatlon
recently mado to tho PanRma Canal
Company by tho Aitorney-General,
but It Is undorstood also that
the reply Is only such as to
kocp alivo tho tiegotlatlnns now pend.
Ing with respect to Ihe optlon thls gov.
ernment bol.-ls on the canal company'p
property. The subjoct was dlseussod
thoronphly by Ihe Cablnet, but ai the con
cluslon of tho meeting It was ?tated that
no Infnrmatlon could ho made publlc at
thls time rogardlng the iiegotlation*.
Some opprehenslon wag expressod leat
the Two |n--poi raal troatles now pendlne
ln fhe Senate mlght not be rallfled at the
pr.-nrnt RPKKlon owlng to tho teglalatlve
IftlH! r- in ths Sr-nal.!. hut the Informatlon
rrceV.ed to-u,.y l?y the Prenld<>nt mnkes
hlm l.opi-ful of n iollitlon of th? enUre
'.tc l.tr.e problem now eonfronting the
CZAR OF RUSSIAIS
TO NAME ARBITRATORS
(Hy AOKK'luU-ll I'rr-?k.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. PeU'ijury ;i._
Mr. lioweii, the Vanczuehn vWI'Oten
tlary, h.in proposod to the allled Powern
that th,> Csr.ar of I'tussia be a-ka-I \o nair.o
tha three arbltrators who, ats Tlie Hnguu
'.'. (1 iir..il. shall declde tho questlon of
preferentlal tresAmetit, Tho tiuggeatlon
i.-i' been approved \\y the tftato 1'iepart
Mr. Bowen to-day EUhmltUd to the al
I llei.' reprekontatlvef. cople* of the pro.
I poscd'protocols, Bubrolttlr.g the Venetue*
lan f:ase to Tho Haguc Trlbunal.
Mrs. Falrbanks Storms Flrst
CONSTITUTION IS AMENDED
So Changed that She May Be Chosen
to Succeed Herself?Mrs. McLean
Protested that Ncgatlve Votes
Wero Not Counted.
(Ht *?Knrliited Preni.)
WASH1NGTON. Feb. 2e.-The firot
sklrmlKli ln the campalgri ;for tho Proal
dent-GeneraJ began at tho outset of to
day'e ?easlon of th* National Sooloty of
the Dauglitom of the Amerlean ftevolu
tlon Immediately after tho oonulualon
of routtne business the prOpoBod atneud
menU to the cotiHlltutlon were taken
Up Th* flrat amendment proposed waa
thal of Mrs. Katluuine R. Wolcott Vor
Planck. State Urgent of Now York. to
add to Artlole IV, seotlon l, the words.
"ejcept the Presldont-Ueueral. who Hliall
not hold the uanie ofrlco for more than
two torma ruocesalvolyl" Thla amend?
ment waa deslgned to malto Mrs. Fair
banlts, the presont Presldent-General,
ellglblo for re-elootlon.
Mrs. Donald Mcbean, of Now York,
who haa been a consplcuous flgure In
the flgrht over the presldonl-generalshlp,
waa reeoffttlzed, "I dealre to go on reo
ord," ahe declared, "tliat I do not In
tend to oppoae tho orlglnal nmondment. '
The origlnal amendment of Mrs. Vor
Planck was atncndod In aeveral partleu
lars and pasBed by a voto of 418 to 88.
"No porson shall hold offlce more than
two torma eucoesalvely, and no one shall
be ellglble to hold offlce In the national
soclety untll she haa been a member of
tho national aooloty two yeara, except
Presldent-Oeneral, who shall be ellgiole
to thls offlco for two consecutlve terms,
regordless of her prevlous sarvlces in
other offlces on the national board."
Then the flghtlng began anow A
number of delegates clalmed that tho
amendment waa subjcct to mlsconstruc
tlon and tha,t It establlshed a dangeroua
Mrs, MoLean, who had not taken any
part In the vote on the amendment rfl
gardlng the Presldent G-snerul, roso to
a questlon of personal prlvllcgo. "I flo
sire to announce," she sald, "that I did
not vote on elther heoauso, In accordanco
wlth my pr^vlnus statement. I felt I
must not oppose the origlnal amend?
ment and beeause I eould not vote for
the mibstltute amendment for c>nstitu
The r.ongresn then took up tho secnnd
amendment. whloh also exceptad the
TrcaKurer-Ganeral from tho Inhlhltlon In
the holdlng of the same olflco for moro
than two suceesslvo terms. Mrs. Rnnald
MoLoah protested agalnst tho consldo
ratlon of persons Inatead o? the constl
tutlon. Sho sald It markcd a degonera
tlon In the mothods of tho congres*.
The amendment was tablsd on a rlslng
voto. Mrs. Mct/ean protested that tbe
nngatlve. side of the tuestlon had nut
b"ben counted. Bome of those who had
been sta.ndlng In front of her, sho sald.
had been counted In the -jmrmutlve but
they did not know-whar they were vot
"Tt's rea-lly too bad," rep'led Mrs, Falr?
The remnlndor of the day was oeetl
pled In dlsoosslriir HmlUthn* upon the
?eotlon of Viee-PresldnntR Oenernl. \
nrovislon that only one Vlco-Presldnnt
General shnll ht> chosen from each State
-as flnally adoptod.
ON ISLAND OF CUBA
(TtT Amoelntnrt Proim.V
WASHTNGTON, February 24.?Presl
dnnt Rosevelt has slgned the aKroement
?trown under the termR of the Platt
-imnndment, provkltng for the aennlsltlon
bv tho HTiltfld Rtntfis of a nnvn] sla
?lon nt r}"antanamr, and a ooallng Rta
'inn at Rabln Hnnda, hoth In Cuha. The
-inrnm^nt bad been pr^vlou^ly slgned" by
PrPBld?nt Palma nnd wo? brought to
Wa.shlngton by Mlntstor Sqnlers. Wlth
those two plaoos properly fortMed as
naval bases tbe Gulf of Moxloo would
not bo posslblo of oecupatlon by a hnstile
fleet, and the Carlbbean Sea would be
uifafa for an enemy.
Ouantanamo as a naval statlon will be
tho most Important of the two bases,
and wlthln n short tlme there wlll be
nrected pxtenslve conl dnnks. and p*rhn.ps
a short llne of rallroad wlll nonneot the
r.ort wlth thn ba?-khon? rallroad aln?ady
nnlshcd hy prlvate enterprlses "*?'?
Honda wlll for *om* tlmn probably he
?ise.d Klmply a? a placo for the storago
of coal, _?
OF STATE OF ALABAMA
(By AssoMated Press.)
WASHTNGTON, February 24?The case
of Jaekson W. OI)es and others agalnst
thn noard of Reglstora of the elty nf
Montgom*ry. Ala? waa to-day submtt ed
to the Cnltnd States Supromo Court wlth
out argument. The case Involves tho va- -
lldltv of tho portlon of the now Constl
tutlon of the State relatlng to reglstra
tlon, and undor whloh, It ls alleged, many
negroes are dlsfranchlsed..
Confirmed by the Senate.
mv Aunoi-liilert Pr.'UK.)
WAfiHlNOTON: February 24.~The Ren
?Vn to-day confirmed .no nomlnatlon of
Hattie F. GUmor as postmaster at
CITIIENS GO TO
IContinued from Flrst Page.)
dlenr* elmply told ln plaln language
what they recallod of thelr Intervlew wlili
Mr. Martln, and what ho had, or he.d not,
Mr Wllllam H- ?lmmermann. ln thal
plaln stralghtforward manner so eharac
terlatlo of hlm, nlso went afier Mr. Mar?
tln ' and ?W lhat If tho Chambcr of
Conimerce ??d w?r actod ln thls malter
he as a member of tho body, had never
recelved iiotieo that euoh a meollng was
t<, be held. Mr. Zlmmermann had nd
part|eule.r elte to recommend, only that
he was oppoged to Ihe presonl site oa
the place lor a bulldlng to eurve geaora
tions to comc. He did not thlnk tho peo.
p'o reahy undnritood the fjucetlon, clse
they wouhl all bo for the present alte
for ternporory quartera, and would advo,
cate th? bullding of a atructure tor Fod
eral ptlrpos.s that wouid bo a eotripahloit
to tlie Clty Mall.
' . HfcJiOHT OF fOOMSMNW8_.
Mr. Hulalor bltehr-d scver.il handslOhie
botii|U6ts ttt Colonol Jcilui Murphy, wlio
blushlhtrly BAt ln his chalr untll the pef>
plo Inslst-d that lie get Up und r.iy
soinething, Tlia Coloncl saiu tmtlllhif lo
efftwd any one, Ho was oxceedlngly
dtplomatlo m rtifraJnlng from tnimtlon
IhS na-mon, except auch "* no ?pol?n '?
ln praloo., But the Colonol fcrew rertJly
oloquent ln layliig down nnd taltlnp up
ftnd nrgulng. tho proposltlon that It wouid
be tlie hr-lght ot foollshness to patcli up
tho present old Foflcml bulldlng whon
there could be a hew structure oreeted
at n more convonlont slte, and the gov
emmonI could dlspose of Its property on
Maln Sti-oot ror $.00,000 In cold, spot
Cflflh money __* tallccd from a practl?
cal stnndpolnt nnd told of what hnd been
gnineo by htivlng the old nirhmond
Theatre, having II torn down nnd erect
Ing on that slto a modern twontlcth-con
tury store bulldlng.
When Colonol Murphy cloaed there w.w
a Krent stnmplng or feel and a'ppl-iuss.
The apwnker thonglil thnt Cn.ptnln
'.nnib wne tho esperlnl rrin'oseinliUlve
nf the rllilrlrt, and whlle ihf Col'inot dld
not trrod upon Mr Martln'K Inn, h*
thoughi that the matter oirjfht to ba
left largoly to our reprosentalivii.
SA1A0KH OF THIOACIIEKV.
It remalned ror 'Mr I.aroy 13. Brown
ho say thnt/ tho prncoedlng nt WRahlng
ton, whtoh haa boen roferred to,
"Bmaoked of trt>aohery."; lt did not ap
poar to hlm as If all kept tho fUig of
Mr. Brriwn argued that to buy the
Shafer bulldlriR nn a slte for an addl
llon to the postofllce wouid not bo keop
'ng stejj with progrcss If the postofllce
bulldlng woro erocled elsewhero lt wouid
eiilianoe tho value of property In auch
n locitllly, whlle the value of property In
Ihe presont locallty of the pOKtnrha.
could hot. by any maans, ba decreased
, Mr. Brown sald he had noi slto to offer,
but he was opposed to tho presont locit
tlon for tho proposcd new Federal bulld
Mr. Mo.ea Thalhlmor moved the ap
polntment of a commlttee on resolutlons.
and tho followlng wora named i Mossrs.
L'halhlmer, John Murphy and Uiroy E.
The commttteo reporte'Tn? foll'-.wq:
Rosolved at a meeting hold Febru?
ary 24, 1903, of a largo body of rcpresen
tlve oitl_ens, votors and proporty
ownors of tho clty of Rlchmond
The questlon of a postoftlco slte was
fraely dlscussed, nnd tho followlng
reisolutions were adoptcd by a unanl
That we enter a vlgorous proteBt
agalnst the purchase of tho Shafer
slte for tho now postofnee. as belng
an unsuttable place (or lt for the fol?
1, It ls under ths hlll. about .twen
ty feet bolow grade, and the proper
Ught and ventllation cannot be ob?
talned, requirlng constantly artlnolal
Ught for tho proper conduot of the
buslness. _ _?
2 It Is not ln the line ef the pro
gross and futuro development of our
3. Wo do not belleve It to be tho
cholco of a majorlty of our busl?
ness mon and cltlzens and tho ques
t'on haa never been fairly canvaased
That our ropresentatlves bo re
quested to urge tlie appropriatlon to
b? made trrespectlve of any slto. and
thnt the selootlon of slte be left to.
th* Secretas;y of ths Treasury for a
deolslon after all our cltlzens havo
had opportunlty to bo heard upon tho
Mr Cooke moved tha appolntment of a
commttteo to ge to Washlngton at onca
to prcsent these resolutlons to the com?
mlttee and to the Virginla Sertators and
Representatlvos. This was agreed to, and
the followlng wero named:
Mossrs. John Murphy. T.eroy E. Brown.
ton Starko, W. Mlles Cary. Thornas M.
Hundley, A. C. Harman and Mr. Pe
Hundley, A. C. Harman. and Mr/vP-S
gram, Thls commlttee wlll go to Waah
Whlla tho Commlttee on TtesolutlnnH
was out Mr. Hutzler, who hnd been ono
of- those who wenl on tho flrst trln to
Washlngton, cllnched the arguments
made by Mr. Cooke, Colonel Murphy and
others He a-'serted that he dld not thlnk
Mr. Martln had dealt fairly by those
who had taken hlm at his word. He de
clarad that Mr. Martln had sald he hnd
the papnrs In his pocket In whlch Mr.
Moncuro ngreod to let tho Government
havo tha Shafer bulldlng at $176,000 and
thnt tho sult to condemn tho proporty
wouid be a frtodly one. Mr. Mnrtin. Mr.
Hut_ler said, ha^ promtsed faltwilly that
If "anythlng should happen" to prevent
tho cnrrylng out of thls scheme. that the
appToprlatlon Bhould stand and the Seo
rotary of Ihe Treasury be permlttcd to
r.hoose a slto.
Mr. Hnt7l?r did not mlnco hK worda,
but ho dld not get an_Ty. Ho spoke
with that r-nlm deliboratlon that is cliar
acterlstlc of hlm.
THE RETAIt. GROCERS.
Beforo ndjoiirnment tho followlng reso?
lutlons wera rocolved from the RetalJ
Denlers" Protcctlve Asooclation whlch met
Resolved by the Rotoil Dealers' Pro
tnctlve Aasoclatlon of Richmond, Va., In
BP-sslon. That we opposo tho purchaso of
tha Bhafer bulldlng for the enlargement
of out elty postofnee, and earnestly ro
qiiost our representatlves In Congross to
do all In tholr power to have the appro?
priatlon made by CongresB a'vallable for
aome othar slte to be selocted by the sec
retary of the meresure.
W. W. TIW-ER. President,
W. A. WI1.1.EROY. Secretarj'.
Tlie roanlutlons were ordered to be
made n part of the record to be aent to
FROM CAPTAIN T_AMR.
Tha followlng lettar from Hepre-enta
tlvo I,amr> to Mr. Ashton Starke was read
bnforo tha mootlng adjourned:
February 23, idixi,
"My Dear Slr,?If tha membera of your
Jury and tho eniploy.os In that dark post
offlco who worh under artlKclnl Ught all
tha tlmo will petltlon ma to do so I wlll
mako a v?ry eaj-nest affort to have the
Becrotary of the Trenaury seloot a slte
for publlo b-tldinfif In Richmond.
I wlred you tlia fact that fienata Com
mtttoa had recommended tha purehawa of
Bbafar bnlldlnfT at the prlca your jury
flxed. Now lat tha p.onle of Blehmond
noil'v me whether or not they want thtu
bulldtntr nt Horae other place, and thoy
slinll hnve tt.
Mastlly and slnceroly,
Mi'. Martln's Statement.
Tha following was recelvcd last nlglit
from the TlmoE.Di6pa.tch Washlngton
"I am Biirprlsed to hoar that Captaln
l,nmb thlnks I have not shown him
prop?r cnurteDy ln tbe mtUtnr of gottlng
an anproprlaiion for the purchase of a
site for tho Richmond postomoe." sald
Senator Martln !o-day. "I had not tho
Hlghtest intimntlon that Captaln hamb
pbjeeied to tha anioiidmont to the blll,
ndmlttlng of the purohaso of tho Shafer
property for tho sum of 1202,350, (ho prloa
1 fixod by tho oommlttee. Howa\er, I
I rnado every effort to see Captaln Uimb
! last week beforo offerlng the amentJ
! memt. Ho ?M in Richmond, und efforts
I to locato hlm there tov rr.e wei? un.
a--all|n_r. I trlod tp see hlm y.;t.terday,
but ho was not ln tho clly untll a o'clock.
I had rievor heard lt hlntod that he op
AMERIOAN LAPY COHSETS.
For 1003 tlia new Jjongfelo Modela with
tho long sklrt. socui'cly niconipassln, tho
hlps and producjim a perfectly unioot-h
sloplng aurface, (are Idoal for correot
dresslng Hoae thiiporters pome wittit)t?
rnodols. 425 and 43*\at U *n4 l?-6?. At al)
i dealer*'. V
posed the ftpproptlatlon. and 1 aticcooded
ln fiettlng It through ln tha Senate.
"Now, reirardl.ntf Mr, Lamb'a declara?
tlon that lie wlll have the Houso ro
Joct tho amendment, If poaslble, 1 can
only eay ho wlll probably be eiiccessful,
OohRresH tloe>9 hot forco these thliigs on
the peoplo, It ls liard anough to gel nn,
approprlation where all the peoplo are
after lt., tt ought hot to be a dlffloult
mntter to Iobo one tvhero tho Reprasen
tatlve inalsts tipoti not havlrig lt."
And tlie Scnator hurrlod back Into uie
TWO HUNDRED G1RLS
ESCAFED FROM FLAA1ES
(tly JUwelnteil treae.)
MWIUDIAN. MISS.. FebruHry M.-Flre
at 8 o'clock thls mornlng toliiMy de?troy
ed the'maln bulldlng and laundry of th*
Mlsslaalppl Foinale Colloge. Iho resi
denoe of Mrs. IJ. F. Wd''ll?
dwnlllng houws. There were tOB glrm m
Iho bulldlng. all of whom es ?nP""'hm
Many lt?( .,11 liul Ihbli ,M ?> * $??
The losa wlll?be It.avy. tlie ?"!le??^
contlnu. ita aeaatona ln tempo.ary quw
? i -
Tho Rlght Not to Take Med\c\ne.
The overwhelmlng defeat of lhai Wll
prohtbltlng "the praotlce of ?!*??"
Solence. mlnd and fallb cure ln ???''?*
U. the lower Houaa of the Now "atnp.hlre
Leglslature 'la hlglily credltablo to the
Intelllgenoe of thal body and hlgbly aat
Isfvlng to those who huvo any co icapllon
of tl." menace to paraonaJ Uberly Iwolved
ln such meaaurcs. '
Nn matter what may be the Int IvM.ml
tudgment or oplnlon concornllig Iho effl
cacy of Chrlsllan Solence In tlie treiit
ment of dlaeiiar. to prohlblt Its praotlce
would be practicuily to flony tn persone
tho rlght not to take medlclne, and thla
.lu rl be n Mngrnnt tnfraollon of poraonal
llberty. Tho State ml?ht aa well under
take to aay that only nllopathy shall bo
praotlced In hcallng. thus dmy ig to all
the rlght to receive homoeopathlo or
The Chrlstlan Solence, healera glve no
medlctne. Tho praotitlonera of both the
allopathlo and homoeopathlo schools gWe
less medlclne than they did twenty yeare
ago. The modicationa aie r.ot only not ao
atrong, but Increaslng dcpendence la
placod upon nurslng and upon hyglene
and Panltatlon. The praotlce of medlclne
la neceasarlly an exporlmental acience.
Dlstresslng fallures to cure or glve rollef
are notcd on evory hand, But the vasl
majority of peoplo stlll have falth In
medlolnos. Their ofTlcacy ln many all
menta has been frequently domonetrated.
But Indepondont of all dlscusslon oi
Bpeculatlon as to tho ouratlvo powor of
medlclne, tho rlght of a person not to
take medlclne Is InvtoUble. Doplorable aa
lt may seem to some, thla rlght cannot
be denled wtthout strtklng at the most
elemental llberty of the Indlvldual. If the
rlght not to take medlclne Ib Invlolablo,
then the rlght to practlce a syetem of
heallng that doea not omiploy medlclne?
cannot be denled by tho State.? Edltorlal
In Chlcago Record-Horald.
SAW THE RACES
Swarmed to Crescent City
Track. Where There was
a Good Card. :
(By Anoclated Press.)
NEW ORLEAN8, LA., February 24.?
The carnlval vlsltors awartnod to the
track to-day and aaw a falrly good card
run off. Fuller'a work In the aaddlo was
the feature of tho day. the boy rldlng
three wlnnora and two seconds. Sum
Flrst race?selllng. mlle and an clghth?
Free Pass (9 to f.) flrst, John Bull (6 to 1)
second. Mary Mooro (7 to 1) thlrd. Tlme.
Second race?selllng, alx furlonps?Lit?
tle Jack Horner (11 to 6) flrat. Malster
(11 to 5) socond, Alapaca (25 to 1) thlrd.
Tlrno, 1:14 3-5.
Thlrd race?milo?Floyd K. (10 to 1)
fltst, Ilcnry McDanlel (5 to 1) second.
Hand Splnner (8 to 1) thlrd. Tlme, 1:41
Fourth race?handloap, seven furlongs?
Carl Kahler (9 to C) Orst, Ernest Parhnm
(IJ to 1) second. Andes (3 to 2) thlrd.
Time. 1:37 2-5.
Flfbh race?selllng. mlle and a stxteenth
-Alfred C. (10 to 11 flrst. Eda Rlley (6 to
2) second. Benson Caldwcll (4 to 1) thlrd.
Tlme. 1:48 3-5.
Slxth race? mllo? Nltrate (6 to 6) flrst,
Witful (0 to 2) socond, lmp Albula (12
to 1) thlrd. Tlme, 1:40 2-5.
TO WRITE HISTORY
OF THE HOWITZERS
Committee Appointed to Pre
pare SKetch Covering Past
Ten Years?Trip South.
The Rlehmond Howltrera held an in
terestlng regular meetlng aa well as
weekly drlll laat nlght,
Captnln Wllllam M. Myers preslded at
the buslneas meetlng. Several new mem?
bers were electod,
Tha Audltlng Committee mndo Ita re
port and tho affalrs of tlie organlzatlon
were ahown to be In a flourlsblng oon
Tho committee appointed to make ar
rangements for tho trlp to New Orleans
where the Confederate reunlon wlll be
held In May. whloh tho battery wlll at
tend as escort of R. B. Lee Camp re
ported progress. The men are manlfest
members and an escort of the Rlehmond
trlp to tho Crescent Clty, when- they
wlll be entertalned by tlie Waahlngton
Llght Artlllery In conneetlon wlth the
Reunlon Committee. Stops wlll be made
at Important citles on route, where a
good tlme la promlsed the "jolly cannor.
The followlng paragraph ls cllpped from
the New Orleana Plcayune of recont
"R. E. Le? Camp, of Rlehmond. sont a
letter oaklng for information and stating
that tho Camp would be horo wlth '50
Captaln Myers appointed the foll-'w
Howltzers, nnd that lt was thelr alm to
do thelr part towarda maklns tho reunlon
the Rreatest of all."
mory ext Tuesday nlght, after the fulb
Ing commltteo to publlsh a lilatory of
the battery for the past ten yoars, to be
glven away as souvenlrs of ihe New Or?
leans trlp. The committee Is oompoHed of
Captaln W. M. MyerB (chalrman). Ser
g-eunt W. W. Polndextcr, Che^tev A.
Walsh, J. H., ATinltago, E. C, Reeu. E.
W. ltaylo, John ?, W'oort. Jtoland jq, eu
Tho Amusement Commltteo wlll furnlsh
muslo for a dance to bo siven at iho Ar
Lleutenant J. Warren Bookor, now
ciress Inspoctlon. No iavitntions wlll bo
Qulto a neat sum waa reallzed from tho
danoe glven last Tuesday nlsht, whlch
wlll be usca for defraying part of tho
expenaoa of the New Orleajis trlp.
Ing unusual enthuaMo |n regard to thla
of Lynchburg, ls 1? the clty and attended
the meetlng laat plpt
HOLDS LOVE FEAST
With Expenses All Pald. $230
Lefl ln Treasury?May Oo
to Home for Incurables.
Tho RU-hrnond Carnlval Asanclatlon held
a lovo feusl last nlght at the T. P. A.
hcadciiiiii toni and woimd up tho affulra
of tho orgiuilzaikm.
A roporl from tho treaaurer, Mr. O. ...
Funsten, aliuwed that after pnylng tho
Jurtgiiiniit In tho diiniugn huII agulnat tho
nnsoclatlon and the axpennos of tho va
ilous liearltig* through whlch tho oult
want on Ita wtiy to tha Hupre.ine Court
of Appealn, Hli.iul $_I0 wn? ln bhe treas?
ury Tho qiiBntlii.i was what ahould bo
done wltli thls iiiuount Reaoiutioh* were
ndopted whlch were ln effeat that If tho
Virginla Honia for liiourublaa oaoure tho
c.li.ent.of a majorlty of th* ? tookholders
?nd got abuiidnut aaaurnno* that the
board wtll not ba held rosponvlble, the
money wlll bo turned over to that Instl
tul Inn. '
Some ?e-ventean or alghtten membors
woru prosent and all ioemed to bo ln liho
rnpplest friime of mlnd Suvoral porsons
were preaent who woro known to have
achi'inea for anothor great oiitertatlimcnt,
bnt tho KUbJnct of future shows waB not
orl?.-? mnritloned by rnemboni of the board,
nnd tha vlsltor. dld not gol a ohanco tu
say ' anythlng. '1 ne board nrijourned at
lbout 10 o'clock slns dle. Tho aasoclntlon
haa no plann or evon a itiegostlon about
?i.y more earnlvals, and tho chances for
one noxt fall aro about as slender aa pos
Doctors Dlscuss Oanccr.
Tho Richmond Academy of Mcdlclno
and Surgory held Its regular meotJng laat
nlght at bho T. P, A. headquarters. Tho
nltcudance waa ununually good, aa tlie
aubject for dlscusslon was of oxceodlng
Interest to all physlclans. bb tlioy aro
constantly rileeting ln thelr dnlly pracilco
with cancor. ln' one form or ajiothcr.
"Skln Gancors" and the genoral thomo
waj' treatod ' In three nspects. Dr.
Cri-er Baughman dlacussed tho the
oilen relatlng to bho causatton of can
cer: Dr. F. II. Readlcs. "Dtagnosla of
Skln Cancor." and Dr. Alfrcd h. Graj:,
tho "Result of X-Ray Work." Tlie meet?
ing was ono of the most Intcrostlng for
a long tlme,
John Sheppard Dead.
After an tllnes. of two or three montha
John M. Shoppard, colored. who was for
years Janltor of the Chanccry Court, dled
yesterday at his rosldonco. No. SS West
Jackson 8treet Sheppard was ono of tho
most falthfi.il and best known negToes ln
Richmond, and tho nows of his death wlll
bo learnod with aurprlso by many of his
acquaintancos. Untll recently ho was
roniiected with tho Chancory Court, re
sig-dng on accotint of III health. He was
succeeded by n whlto man.
Falled to Meet.
Owtng to tho fatlure of a quonim to
put In Its appearanoo last nlght at tho
C'.ty Hall, the Oouncll Commlttee on
Frlntlng and Clnlms was unable to trans
act nny bustness. Anothor meeting wlll
be called later thls week.
Mrs. L. P..Woolfolk.
Mrs; TjOuIs P. Woolfolk dled last nlght
at 8 o'clock at her homo on Clopton
Street. ln Swansboro. She had boen In
feeblo health for a long tlmo and had
boen conflned to her home for a month
Mrs. Woolfolk was a Chrlstliuri womnn
of wlde acqualntance. Sho was tho wldow
of Plchegruo Woolfolk and for many
years llved at Richmond Collego, where
she conducted a largo boardlng-houie
for the studonts. Sho hnd snvoral sons.
who were well known nnd popular mon.
Tho only one survlvlng Is Mr. E. P.
Woolfolk, who was with his mother
when she dled. Clarence, anothor son,
dlod qulto Biiddenly ln Norfolk a fow
Tha arrangements for the funeral havo
not been made.
O. W. Rogers.
Veteran C. W. Rogers dled yost*rday
mornlng at 7 o'clock at the Soldlors'
Horno, where he had been an lnmate
ilnee last Auguat.
Mr. Rogers was a natlvo of Henrlco
county and waa. alxty-slx years of oge.
Throughout tho war ho served gallantly
in Company G. Virginla Cavalry.
The funeral wlll take plnce thla morn
Ing from the Soldlors" Home Chapel. Tr-o
Interroent wlll bo rhado In Hollywood.
Funeral of r rs. Boyd,
The funeral of Mrs, James C. Boyd
wlll tako place at 4 o'clock thls after?
noon from tho resldence of her son. Mr,
W. S. Forbes, No. SO.'l West Franklln
Street. The Rev. Dr. Goorge Coopcr, of
the Flrst Baptlst Church. wlll ofilclnto
at the servlce.. Tho Interment wlll bo
made ln Hollywood. Tho followlng gen
tlemen w'.ll act os pall-bearers:
Actlve?Granvllle Gray, W. M. Smlth,
W R. Johnston, W. H. Colqujtt. T. M.
Wortham, John G. Young. W. O. Young.
I, VV, Fuller, J. Jordan i,eako, Dr, Edward
I-Ionorary?J. D. Patton. John S. Har
?wood, Dr. John Dunri, C. E. Lathrop.
G A hathrop, Colonel Barksdalo, Henry
Harwond. J. B. Paco. Ashton Starke,
T>r R A. Pntterttnn. E. D. Hntrhlllss,
John P.' Georgo. Polk Mlllor. J. B. Moore,
W H. Grant. Jr., Colonel T. M. Tnloott,
T M. Perklns, John II, Lyons, Robert
p'owers, James Moncure, Robert S.
Bosher. A. C. Young. T. C. Wllllams, Jr..
Rlohai-d Johnson, A. D. Wllllams. John
W. Harrlson. Dwilel McCarthy, JohnD.
TOnlr Wllimm Ilabllston. John Chamblln,
Henry Watkins. John C. Wllllams John
W Arrlngton. C. B. Wlngo, Wynflhaw
William d. Meadow.
(?Rnoetal ti. The Tlmaa.ni?iintch.)
FARMVIU-E, VA., February 21?
Tho death of Mr. Wllllam J. Meadow. ono
of FarnvvllVs most honored and beat
known cltlzens, ocourred at hla home Sun.
day mornlng at i o'clocli. Mr. Meadow
was ln his sovonty-slxth year, and had
been a resident of thla place for many
yeara. He waa a most valnable cltlsren ln
many' wayo, Mr, Meadow ls survlved.
by four children-Mr. Wras Meadow, of
Richmond; Mrs. C. C. Jackson, Mrs.
Georgo H. Wrlght, and Mlss Molllo
Meadow, of thla place,
The funeral was held yeaterday after*
noon from tho home, R&v. S, H. Thomp
son otflclatlng. Tho romalns. were lald
to rest In the Farmvllle Cornotery. The
floral ti-lbuto wa Bboautlful; qulto a num?
ber of the fiowors were Berit by frlendb 'n
Richmond. The pall-bearers weiai Dr.
Rleharrt Bldgood, H. I-, Erambert, L. Y.
Versor, C. C. Flemlng, Joo Farrar, W.
0. Fallwell and D. U Trnylor.
Dr, Lewi- IVlcO. Qlbbs.
fgi-.reliil to The Tlnwa-Dli'i'atelj.') '
LiBXlNG'l'ON, VA., February 21.?Dr,
Lowis McCampbell Glbbs, in his fortlotb
ISCCT Plfcce t0 havo
3SCa%) I your presojip.
<tm?a_?w..miM.'. I lo" fulccl iS at
TRAGLE DRUG CO.
8ii em won.
HVMUklfl I flttHnee and Nljtht,
ln aootho's Boauilftil Hoiniinco
ACArEMY, Thursday, Feh. 26,
Mftt.lneoniiil Nlght. Mr. IGrnest ShiDtnan
? jiiwolils Josoph Holnian ln
The Prisoner of Zenda
Costtunlng mngiilfkonb aml lilatorlonllv
oorruob. Porfuotly stn?ot1 In ovury ilotali
A ensf, of uniiHUtil oxnollonco,
IborowtlR tho lionscs
at ovory porformanco
TWICli IMIL\ AT 2 AM) 7 P, AL
ADAAISSION 25c CHILDRBNI5C.
ELEVENTH AND CLAY BTREET8.
Open dally from 10 A. M. to fi P. M.;
Admlsslon, 'Uj ccnta. Free on Saturdaya.
THE CONFEDErUTE MUSEUM
TV/ELFTH AND CLAY 8TREET8.
Opens dally from 9 A. M. to 8 P. IL.
Admlsslon. 23 cents. Free on Saturduye.
DR. DONALDi OUTH1UE, OF1 FIRST
Presbylcrlan Church, Raltlmore, Md..
wlll lecfuro on "Scotland" In the Chanel
of Socond Proabytnrlan Church THI8
(Wednosday) AFTERNOON at 5 o'cW.lt
under tho auaplcos of Young Lulleii' 8o^
cloty. Publlc cordlally Invlted to attend.
I?? ??O??? M8M
# ? +/3oth $ ?
? ??THt aaa 4
year, dled hero thla moming at tho home
of hia rnother, Mrs. N. J. Gibbs. He had
been 111 for a year wlth a ?? impllcatlon
of dlseaaea. Dr. Glbba waa a aon of
Mojor John T. Olbbs. and waa cducated
nt the Vlrglnla Milltary Instltute In the
cl.-jfis.of 1W;4. Hatgraduatod from Pohsy^
vablft Collego of Dental Surgery, and (o'r
a tlme practlced dentlstry. For f.-ve yeara
he ropre?onted In the South tho Bouthern
Manufacturlng Company, of Rlehmond.
Hia mother, alx alsters, and one brother
James P. Johnson,
(Sneclnl to The Tlmwi.Olnpateli.)
SIIFFOLK, VA., February 24.?James
P. Johnson. a promlncnt cltizen of Nan
somond county, who llved near Myrtlo,
dled early thls mornlng. aged aevonty
flye yeara. Ho had been IH eighteen
montha wlth a canoer. The funeral wll)
tako place at 2 o/elock Wednesday aftcr
noon from the resldence.
Tho deccaiied io survlved by a wldow,
who was Mlaa Palmyra Persons, and the
followlng sori8 and daughtera: Mrs. An
tonlo Rose, Mrs. Emma Johnson. Mrs.
Hartenae Gouodcr, Mrs. John Matthewa,
Miss Gypsy Johnson. Junius Johnson, 8.
r. Johnson and Reverdy Johnson.
Mrs. J. W. Londeree.
(Sncetal to Thr Tlmea-PIximtrh.)
FAR.MVJLLE. VA., February 21.
Mrs. Londcroe. wlfe of J. VV. Londeree,
a well knotvn farm?r of Cumberland coun?
ty. dled Sundiy lifternoon at her home,
near Farm.vll!e. after a short lllnesa ol
pneumonla. T.te Is survlved by roveral
tmnll chlldren. The remalns were in
terrod In the Fftrmvllle Cemetery yestor
Mrs. John Anderson.
(Spocial to Th" Tlrac-s-PN' i'ti-h.1
HEATUSVILLE, VA., Fobruary 21.?
Mra. John Anderaon dled of iiourt dls
ease* nt her home near yv.fcmrilcp uliu ch
last nlght. She la survlved by three aona
and three daughters. Her remnlns will
be Intorred In a prlvate cemetery to
(fipeclal to Tbe Tlni.-?-nli?i>atcb.)
SUFFOLK. VA., February 21,-Joei
HMIand ta dead near Holy Neck Chrla
tlaii Ohurch. of whlch lie was a mem?
ber Tn" funeral took place yesterday
Miss Jane Butler.
(Speelal to The Tlm.-a-PlHpatcli.')
8TJFF0LK.. VA., February 21.?Mlaa
Jf.no Butler dled to-day In Nansemond
county. near Suffolk, aged eoventy yeara
Funeral of Aaron Lewis.
(Speclul to Tbe Tluios-Dlspateh.)
HEATUSVILLE, VA.. February 21.?
The remnlns of Aaron Lowls, whoso
death occurred in Baltlmore on Bunday,
wlll bo burtod at Hendorson'a M. B,
Church. thlB county, to-morrow. Rev.
E. F, Garner conductlng the burlal aer
vli-c. Mr. Lewis was one of the moat
wldely Imown natlves of Northumber
lnnd' county, and untll his-death. waB a
promlnent commlsoion merch&nt in Bm*
CRUICKSHANKS.-Dled, Tuesdajr, Feb?
ruary 24. 1903, at.11 A. M., at No. TON,
nsunnlv.fnui-th Stroet, JANb aiiiy
LING, wlfo "f james Crulckahanka, in
iho Hliitv.nlnth year of her ago.
^FutTaVfr'on/u.o resldence on FRI
DAY, February 27th, at 3 P- ?
^?v?W2hhV,alT30npnTi., Miss &MILT
BThl?ru^riu'wlll tako place from tha
THUR3DAY MORNING at 11 o'clodr
lnterment ln Potersburg.
1 PeterSburir papora please copy..
rttvparD? Dled, Tuesday mornlng, Fob
nmVy 21 1003, at 5:10 o'cloek. al hia resi
lanco Ni 36 W. Jackson Slroet, Mr
JOHN M S1IEPARD, ln tho full (rl
umoh of faith. He leaves a lovlng and
trjenda nnd rolatlvea to mourn ,thelr
'"Funeral wlll take place from the Flrat
Ranllst Church, corner Broad and Col
loae Street TJHJR8DAY. the 20th, at
2 o'clook. Frlends aro rcspcctfully ln
vlled to attend.
TATCM.?Dled," at his resldence. No, SW4
T.pluh Slreet, Tuesday niornlng at 1:25
oWck WIliWAM HENRY \atum.
.vged alxiiy-nve yeara.
Tho funeral wlll take place THIS
(Wadnesdav) MORNING at U o'cloclr
from the Flrst BaptlBt Churcb,