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THE TIMES. KOUNDED \m I WHOLE NUMBER. 16.184.
THE DtSPATCH, rOUNDED 1850.
RICHMOND, VA,,'SUNDAY, MA11CH 8, 190*3.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Hon. G.Y.Hunleyto Lead
for Amherst Judge.
FULL STATUS OF
THE CASE GIVEN
Senate May Wlsh to Have
? Further Investigation.
HON. RICHARDS. DAVIS
^0 LEAD OPPOSITION
Will Contond Strongly on Iho Floor of
tho House That the Acctised Judge
Should Bo Removed -Judge
C. J. Campbell Says Hc
Wlll Not Offer His
Tlie Campboll ca.o Is a.BUmlng a most
lntere?ilng phone, and some develop
monts uro promiscd noxt weok. which
wlll not tond lu the least to decrcase
Jiublli: Intoretrt in the innttcr.
Ori the other hand. lhe HUbjoct ls go
Ing to 1~! .rncttcally tho "whole .how"
ln Icslalatlvc eirclcs for somo lini- lo
Ob motlon pf Chairman Southall, the
IVporla have been set os "a epculul aud
conilnuing ordor for to-morrow. at noon,
ond wlien they come up, thc-firet brusb
wlll ho between lhe rnombera of the com?
The majorlty, lod by tho Hon. Kl.hard
K. Da-.is. of Petar_burcr, wr* contehd ttiat
tho report slgtied by hlmself; and six ot
hls collcaguce, ilndlng J.ud?fe Ca-mpboll
gullty upon i four ?pe'clficntloh., should
be adopted us tho charges. upon.which tlio
Legislature will prococA to reinove. nnd
CapUita Cardwell and Mc~i?rJst. Duke .ana
SouMiail will lend the b. pb.Itlon In favor
of Uio mlJd'?r repoit, whlch a.ka for. re?
moval upon only three of th* .. peclfica
tiona. When the Houso siiutl have Uo
urmlned Upon ivliat tlme II wlll procoed/
nll ttUrtcon ol' the conWitteeme'n wlll llnc
up behlnd tho report, and llght tor it.
DAVIS A*y STRONG LEADEn.
It looko now un if, under the. sffohg
lead. rshlp of Mr. Dt-.ls. the House wlll
prefer the" majorlty report. una If ao.
iho llnea wlll be wry sharply drawn upon
the flnal ndopUon. It ha~ develbped that
Hon. George y. Huril.y, of Mathew.,
w||! ljc tho Campboll lcader on the- lloor.
und th.-.t he wlll have the earnest and
nctlve eup'pbrt of Hon. S. L. Kelley. of
Ihla ..Ity. and Hon. 8. Gordon Cumming.
of Hampton. Mr. tfunley 'is out. pokon In
Ma ftdvooacyo. Judge Campbell. ond de
cla'r'eB that the p.roeecuttbh was cbmposud
?t personal .und politlcaj enemie- of the
nccused Judge, who camo together wlth
the ovldent purpose .of orushlng him.
Judgo Campbell ls uponth. ground. and
ls iu good. splrits, hut ho deblareS he wlll
do nothlng wlih i vlew ?.cj Influenclns tho
decision of; tho General A.-otnbly.
Tho case ln ons of utmo. t publlr in?
terest. lt ls tho thlrd-ofit.r klnd ftrislus
in Vlrglnla In the lasl thirty years. and
It lb a coih-ideric- that each of lhe
predeces.ora of Judg. Campbell has been
CAMPBELL HAS FTUEN'DS.
That Judge fCamptVJllJ hoa frlonds lu
tho LeglHlaturo thero Is no doubt, but
|t tn evldoht that somo of them are be
Blnnfng to" "weaken under publlo sen?
tlment und the report of. the ?comm'ttee.
Ono of thom said laat nlght that .ho
thought the' case had reached tt stage
when Judge Campb-l) owed lt ? to hls
friends to relcase thom.. as it Ibokod
na If thoy. mlght nol jho able to save
hlm, and that thero wero pltfajls ahoad
for thoso members who' opposed tho
udoptlon of the report of tho commltee.
It is not belleved that Judge C.amn
hpll is doinG any great amount of per
eonal work on tho case, and ho need
not thus embarrass hlm.elf, for he has
numerous friends here, both In and out
of the Legislature.
Ono of thom- is- ror.pon.iblo for the
Btatement that tho Houso wlll never be
n.ble to show flfty.ono member. votlng
for tho removal of Judge Campbell, for
lhe! renson that tho-Judgo can muster
ind koop present as many an twenty-five
friends who wtu opposo any move look?
lng hls removal. and that tho attend?
ance upon the Houso wlll hardly ngnln
during the session rqaeh>as many a?
poventy-tlvo. -. . . .
MAY Pt'TtTHKK INVE8TTOATE.
Thoy take stlll anothor vlo'w of lt.- and
lt Is that lf tho report should be adopt?
od and go to the Senate, that body-may
ln Ite dlscretlon refer tho-matter to.ii
commltteo and have tho In'v-stlgutlo'i,
all over agaln. lf UiIh latter oplnlon
Bhould1 be tho correct oiie,. It ls hard t~
toll whon tho enso wlll end, If, indeed ll
wll bo dlsposed of beforo llnal adjourn
mont, But thoso who |-o behlnd tho
reports ln tho Houso wlll no doubt havo
eorne 'prldo In'tho mntter of cnrrylng the
papor through, and Mr. Davls ls oxpect?
ed. lf need be, to leud ft terrlflc llght,
backed hy-hls col leaguca, many of whom
ore atrong speakers. ?
Not tn yoars has thore bpen a mattor of
pn rouoh publlo lntorest' beforo tho Legls
laturp, and tho publlo wlll watch Its pro?
gress' nt evory _tago wlth all consumlng'
Interest, ' ? "? ? '
WILL NOT ? IlESIGN."
A rumor was circulnted. at tho Capltol
yesterday to tho ofToqt that Judgo c-wuv
lioll mlght possslbly offor hls reslgT.??*>~i
tq the Go>.Druor, nnd thorehy cut off nll
further proneedlnga ln tlio mattor. When
pci-n last nlght, Judge Campbol) 'stated
that ho had no ldea of reslgnlns*. nnd
that ho had ln his. whol.o llfo ostabllRhcd
tho fact thut ho waa by no nioutis a
Ono of Judgo Cninpholl's strong sttp
portera gavq out tho followlng' Intervlow
jnst nlght: ';'.'??;
Tho friends of Judgo Campbell havp
pat i hy ? any means givon up tho ? flght.
Of courso,. tho. u-.tlon of the compilttee
was Bornethlng- of u Burprlse, and Its
firut offect was demoraljjilntf lo. the Camp?
boll forcos, but hin ffle'rids i"iontend that
thore aro u,|t'ef_c|y.8lg~p of rea9tloii in hls
favor. Thoy . contend .that,, a^tor a||,
tb. W.9V. o( th<j'gommlttee ?piov(?ts 191
"RACE SUICIDB??WELLi I'M NOT GU1LTY."
I nothlng more th3n the Indlctmont of -
grand Jury or the prellmlnary to a,
1 eourt-martlakprocccdlng; and thai whlle
?the? commlHTetf-may be .justlfled bi fl'nd"
luif that the evldence -ls .ucli asto war?
rant a trlal for removal ifrora offlee un?
der sectlon 101 of tho new 'Con.tltutloti,
yet it does not nocesFarlly foliow that
the facts proved are such as to caut;.;
the General A_s.mbly to remove Judge
There aro ' a number of gentlemen Ir
both houi-es who, whlle not close per
BpUal friends ot Judge Campbell, yet are
ready 'to champlon his cause, for. the
reason that they do not thlnk the facts,
broad ly consldercJ. nro such as to war-.
rant hls removal from offlee. They ln
tend to see that ho has falr play ond
wlll mako-a ?determlned flght to thls ond.
Many wlll voto for a resolution of
censure who wlll not voto for removal,
and lt is not.impr.obable that the fight
may bo along these llnes.
. It will reo,ulro flfty-one votes In the
House and -twonty-one In the Senate to
remove, and those who are opposed 'to'
removal contond that these numbers can?
not' i>e obtalned. '
A NOTICE IS ISSUED BY
rresldent Robert C. Ogden, of the Con?
ference for Education in Uie South, has
sent out an offlcial notlco for' the con?
ference to convene for its annuai sesslon
in thls clty, 'Wednesday, April 22d. The
nieetlng3 aro to contlnue untll Friday,
April 24th. Excursions to the Unlversity
of Virginla ancl to Wllliam and Mary and
l'ortreas Monroe have been arranged fcjr
on the 2th and- 27th. The amnlversary
exerclses Qf Lho Hampton Instltuto and
lho publlc presentation of the Huntlngton
I.ibrary wlll tako place ^on Tuesday. the
2Sth, and Wednesday. tho 29th. Presldont
Ogden aniiottnces that "more complete
IntormaUou wlll'shortly follow thls pret
limtrj'ary notlco. Tho ofllcers of the con-.
feronce are very deslrous that many
frlonds of educallonnl progress wlll ac
cepi. the, gorieroua Invltatlon from tho
State of Virginla and tiho cltl.ens of
WISH TO DECREASE
THE FIRE RATES
A New Tariff is Shortly to Be
Applled to the Clty of
Tho followlng petition' was on Saturday
elgncd by evory pollcy-wrltlng flre oitico
lu Richmond, oxcopt' three, whoae, man
ngers coukl not bo seon, and theao throo
will'probably alllx thelr signatures Mon
"The uncjorslgned pollcy-wrltin. offlco.
ond agents at Richmond, Va? horoby po
tition thelr uompanios to causo lho Ro
vlsod Goneral Tariff of January 1, 1903,
to bo prornptly applled at Rlchnibnd, and
a uew Richmond Ctty Tariff nook based
thpreon, to be published wlthout. delay,
pledglng themselves to observo In good
fulth such tariff when properly applled,
published and mado eltoctive,"
A llttlo waro thtjn. a year ago all tbo
llro Insuranco companies dolng buslness
in tha.Unltod.State*,- beeause of nbnormnl
lossos being expertonoed throughout tho
territory .east of, the Rocky Mounialns,
otdojed and most rlgidly onforced \n that
torritory an arbltrnry incrvase of twepty
flvo por cont, of tiho ratos then current
on all. of tho cIebsos upon whlch Uio hlgh
Iosb ratio was beUig experlenccd. lt ls
hopiiil ? that the applicatlon of the new
General Tariff to Richmond clty risktl
may result ln some decrosso of tho hjeh
rntes now prevalling horo.,and tfro'Ri?h
niond agenin-.voi-y properly doslriv. to uo*
pure for thelr customors aaprpmptlyas
possible any relief.wji'ch thla revie.lon muy
provldo T " ""' "'" ' "?
Reports From Danville1. Lynch?
burg and Elsewhere.
A Great Amount of Wagon Tobacco on
The Market in Danville. Offerings.
Not Confined to Any Particu
tSpeciai'to Tbe Tlmes-DlfpoteKVi
??DAJrVIl_L_3,,VA., March 7,~Tli6 . paat
week has been tho most actlvo on the
tobacoo breaks slrice ' the' flrst of tho
year, and- aj?> a .whole tho "market has
been qulte satfsfactory. For several
weeks nearly all the offerings have been
of shippea tobacco and goods that havo
boen iu etorage for some .tlmo. Thls
class. of goods has not been plcked up
ai readlly as' fresh goods from flrst
hands, and as a* conseqtience tho prices
havo been low, It has been noted, how?
ever, ? that the clomand for tho botter
class of, tobacco.haa' been good'and has
brought a gpod prlce.
The past week, ha_ seon a great deal
of wagon' tobacco on-the market and a
oorrcspbndlng advanco In the prlce. Thn
sales-have boen grood.on several days
having lastcd untll tbo afternoon. Farm?
ers'who havo beeri on the breaks aro
C'lioted by tho warehousemen as fairly
well satlsfieti with tho prices they have
received for tholr tobacco. The offer?
ings-have not boen oonflnod to any ono
partlcular grade. but if was noticcul
that a good doal of realiy sood brlght
tobacco was offered and qulckly bought
tu good ,prlcos. Tho large salos this
weok wero moro than was expe.ted. ,13
lt was thought that tho bulk of tho to?
bacoo had oeen marketod, and each weok
It Is preUJcte'd that tho. next will seo
BmaUlsal.esi but tho livllcatlons nro now
that tlie next few. wo-jka will bg light,
as tho farmors uro behlnd with tlicir
spring work and lf the weather qpat'i'a
up so that they wouid be ,ablo to work
in tho ground, they wlll let tho tobacco
rest for a- short whllo.
Tha tlguren on tho sales 'for tho weok
havo not been mado up from all tho
warohotisos, but lt I. nstimateel that
they wlll run over two mllllon pounda,
und tlia prlco wlll ? nverage more thnn
for sovoral weeks. In fact, ono of lho
local warohou.emen sakl thls had been
ono of the bost weeks on tho local mar?
ket since lnst fail.
Several out-of-town buyers were on
tho breaks thU week looklng over the of?
ferings and buylng tn small quuniltles.
Ml*. XX', II. Smoot, of Rlchnioiicl. waa
here tho flrst of tho week aud wns
well pleaaed with thla qitautlty utni
quallty of the offertnge. . -...-,.'.
Mr, J, A. Rugon, formorly of .thls
clty, but now connocted with a large
tobacco Importlng hoiifio located In Ifu
vana, Cubix, was also among tho fn
torestod vlsltors and noted a marked
Imnrovoment |h Uio markot over wlmt
11 was whon ho was horo hofore.
Mr. Wlll Roynolds. of tho R. J-JR**
nokis Tobacco Company, of Wlnston.
m*"hflre tho mlddle of tlie weok nnd
mndo some purohwwa of tho nco- stock
otfered to ho used ln hjs Jactm >.
, (Snoelnl to Tlie 1Im?6-P|i?liutelO
1-VNOHBURG, VA... Mtuph 7,?fho 10
celpts of tobiicop (it tho kyncbburg-intM'
ket for 1M5, havs beon larger tjiah 'for".
fc.yet_l yeara p&t. Up _? th'J .'^4*^1
time, Uio in.rca_6 has reached ono mll
li6n,.llvo hundred Uiou-A^d^poUiid,.; The:
prices obtalned 1i_'a!6 >e_nY oa a. rulb,
very satlsfactory, thourih tlioro has been
some--complaint -y.bbuT\ .tbe prlcos 're?
celved for ? medium Ipaf. Tho" general
averago of prices has1 been vory satls?
factory, Tho quaJity of the offerlngs
has not-been as good as waa oxpected.
If_ appearance has been all rlght, hav?
lng goodlength and the color bolng- Just
wha.t tho, .trade wants, a flne llght or
dark brown; yet its quajity has not
'been ".that' of real lirst-class tobacco.
Tho .crop- thus far has weighed 6ut
rather lighter than usual, a conditlon
that ls due to the extremely dry weath?
er of the last r.ummer and autumn, there
?havlng beon very little raln from - the
.time 'of the .plan-ting of tho crop untll lt
was cut .
The tobacco trade here Is very active.
Each day the buyers are o-ut' ln full
forco looklng after thelr varlous gradea.
:The .warehouses are well-filled. < the re- .
celpts runnlng into the hundreds of thou?
sands of pounds for overy day ln the
week. To sell thls lajge quantlty of
tobacco, it takes each clay from 3, o'clock
In the morning to I o'clock ln ,tho aftor?
noon, wlth two sales runnlng at the
same tlmo. Wlth such largo sales and
wlth the prices averaging from . lx to
six and a-half per hundred .pounds, |t
can roadily be seen that' the Lynchburg
tobacco market ls havlng a llvely tlme
LABOR VERY SCARCE
CSpecl-l to Th. Tlmes-DI-patcb.}
SOUTH BOSTON, VA.. March 7.
Whlle other States are perfectlng or
ganlzations for the purposo of reduclng
tho ncreage of the 1003 crop of tobacco,
thore ls no such talk in thls section, os
it is well known that tho scarclty and
demoralizatlon of negro labor will ne
cessarlly curtall Uie trop. Only a few
farmers have succeeded in gettlng tbe
reqtilsite number of hands for the pltch
ing. of crops of any klnd. It. ls fully
reallzod by all tlllers of tbo soll that
the nlci man nnd lils sons wlll havo'to
do the work this year or no crops will
be made., Thls. ln u measure, waa truo
of tho crops ralsed last year, and tho
rosult is thnt tho .mall farmer has moro
rnoney to-day than he 'over had be?
fore. Thore Is no danger of ov..rcrop
pln? ln Hallfax?tho ;iegroo. ure i,t.il!
golng North. whero wuirns aro sald to
bo more r.iniincrntlve, Tho sales t-.t to.
baeeo thls weok were lur/m, and but
Uttle .ohiplalnt wns henrd frnm t.lw sel
lors. No more renl hlff salea are ox
ported during tho .nrlng uhlAss there
should bo a' contlnuous wet spell.
Amoug buy-iK from a dlstanco who
wero on-th. aale* thla w*M? weret XXIX
llnm N. Reynolds, ofHho Reynolds To
imee.i qbmpany, Wlnston, N. C nnd
George T. Hr.wn, mdependent mamifae
Uirer, of Wlnston.
(Sim.lal to Toe Tlm?_.pi*p_t.li.1
GREENSRORO. N. C, March ".?To?
bacco sales horo havo beon splrited aud
active tho past week, und prlcos have
advanced decldedly over thoso of tho
pust three week., po.-lbly $1.50 per hun?
dred. Wlille recelpt- havo boon largor
Uun nny week of tho new y.ar, tho
ctuullty brought in lias very materlally
dctorlorated, n gi'-flt deal of very i com.
inon stuff belng brought,
Op* donlci- ye.tenlii.v Mld ho hnd nev.
er aeun so inu-1" nienii, .orry tobacco
as was comlng l? 1UU| ll? coilld npt un
tlui-btaiid the demand for It, und good
pi-luys. Whut good tobacco has come lu
oommands actlvo. rl-alry" ln l>ld~i, tho
few good wrappers offered. rna 11 y .hrin...
Ing fancy prlce., whilo kooiI ailors go.
off at Uio,top not.ti. ; .
Tlio gra<]~~ -" ln0 '*'**--? hau-Ho floorn
to-day Bhowed a uoelded. iinprovom.nt
In miallty, ani j-voragq prlwa wore por
h^VthP be?'r realt-ot* r., W^ uiowtttf...
Uniform Graded System for
Another ;Board of Reforenco Seems to
Bo a Poa ubility?The Consol
idalion of tho County
Stcps aro belng taken to adopt a unl-.
form system of gradlng for applicatlon ?
to all tho publlo schools ot Henrlco
county. At tho presont tho system Is
anythlngnbut unlform, and it Is doslred
to make "a gonoral change.
Tho.flrst meotlng of the commltteo re?
cently appolnted by lho Joint Sohool
Boarda of the county to discuss and
axrango for tho Bchento. of gradlng mot
yosterday at the courthouso at 12:30
o'clock... There wero presont R. M.
Smlth, . chalrman: B. M. Pllchcr, secre?
tary,. and J. S, Bryan. County Suporln
tendent John K. Fussoll, who Is ex
oftlolo membor of tha boo.rd, was also
presont, In answer to tlio request of
tho board tho prlnclpals of Barton
Helghts' Hlgh School, Tuckahoe Hlgh
School. Falrfleld Hlgh School and Vaii
na Hlgh School were preaent, ? Tho
board appolnted a commlttee jof eight,
| conslstlng of Mr. Smlthle and Mlss Gray,
' from Tuckahoe school: Mr. WilHaraa'and
j Ml?3 Qulnby, from OrookKndj Mr.
! Campbell and Mlss DIcklnson. , from
! Falrfleid. and Mlss Baucr and Mlss
j Crn'well, from Varlna, Thls commltteo
wlll framo" p. provlslonal soheme of
! gradlng aud wlll aubnilt lt to tlio board
I for nctlon.
Fxtonslvrt Improvomcnta aro contem
platnd In Barton Helghts, Work has ui-?
ready begun, or ahortly wlll.
For namo tlmo past some of the re*>l
donts havo b<v?n complaining of thf
Inad^iuatts wator 'lervlco. Thls condi?
tlon wlll now bo r?niedlnd to the satls
facUon of all. A iVMoot atrol lHnl< W'H
bo ftrected sl-ty.fflot from iho ground,
giving an oxoellorit preusur,*,
New :1re plugs wlll bo plneect, nnd
n new systoni of plplng wlll bn Intro
clucecj. T.ho numbor of llghts wlll bo
A spe.Mal meeting of tho Board of Su?
pervisors o' tho oounty will lin all
prob.iblllty bo culled vory nhortly.
Tho moetlns wlll ho fnr tho purposo of
consklerlng the advlsnblllty or oonsoli.
datlnc tho oounty toams and lettliiK them
move about from ono dlstrlct tu tha
other. At tho present timo eaoh ellisttiet
has Ita separaie service of teatnn.
Chalrman Hechler sald yesterday that
ho thought tho chan.o wouid bo tw'tho
great artvantago of tho county.
Thoro npponrs to bo a possilblltly of
anothor sohool .tlr-up tn Henrlco with
anothor Investlgntlon by a Board of
neference, mayha.. It ln undorstood thut
ono of tlio teoohars haa called for an
lnqulry. Tho county boiird, it ls undor
Btood, ls ilolng what It cin to settlo
tho mattor wlthout thu intorv.ntlon of
tho tloard of lieforonos.
lu tho roport ot tho Tuckev affalr a
day, or two ago lt wna Btatod that tho
lltlla boy, Brilflst Coaby, lostlilod thut
tho only tlmo'.bo'had ovor had nny cuti.
v^rsatlon w(tll tho ralnl*st?r was whon
lw?? .iX'osby)-Jtvua. siloallni*. ifconui of Mi.
Tucker's grapes. This was a mlatake.
Ernoet Bold tho-conversatlon o'ocurrod
when Bomo' other boya were steallng
thb grapes. '?'-"?'"""
Roportod That>Perip'sylvah|a Has Bought
? Atlantic. and Danvillo.
" (Speclal to Tbe Tlmo-'Dispatch,)
BOTDTON, VA.. March-.7.-A rumor
here is to. tho effect that tho Fonsyl
vanla. system ? has i purchased from tho
Southorn 'tho .'Atlantic and Danvllle
branch of . Its; road. .which runs from
Norfolk to Danvllle, a, distanco of _D_
rnlles. . .',';, <.',.,..,
Mr. W. E, Moore haa rented hls resl?
dence to Mr.. W. L.- Clack, and wlllmovc
in h. short time wlth hls family to Farm
vllle. Mr. Moore ls now engaged In
tho feod business in Farmville.
The publlc schools of the Boydton dis?
trlct have all ben extended for a month
longer thau they wero contracted to bo
AH tho deods in the clork's offlce of
Mecklenburg aro now recorded with typo
wrlter. Thls wlll be a grca.t convonlonco
to tho publlc as well as tho lawyers, as
tho records can bo so much moro readl
ly and oaslly read' ln typo tban wrlt?
? _*Ir. Henry -W. Burnett, an old and
respeeted eltizon livlng near horo; waa
ao badly kloked by a victous horso this
week that, he has to go on. crutchos.
Hon. Robert Turnbull, of Brunswlck
county, was hero yesterday on business.
Ho, roturned- to hls homo on the-early
morning traln. Mr. Turnbull ls. looklng
DR. R. E. FRANKLIN ON
A VISIT TO ACCOMAC
Dr. R. E. Frankllm who recently lost
an ,eye by accldentally atrlklng tho ball
of hls eye wlth a knife ho was cleanlng.
has gono to Accomac county to recupor
He oxpects to bo gone some weeks,
when ho wlll roturn and -rcsuni- hls
THE CARNIVAL IS
TO BE D1SGUSSED
A General Meeting Called at
Murphy's Hotol for Atoiv
A meotlng of buslnnss men and the
genoral publlo ls iirrnnged for Monday
liisht af 8:_0, ut Murphy's Hotel, l'or
the purposa of diseusslng the. advfsa
lillliy of a carnlval, or soiiie exhlblt or
eniortulnnient that would bo Interestlng
for peoplo throughout ull parts of tho
By order nf eommlitoe, Isaae Cohen,
John S. H.arwo.ocJ, H~iu'y XV. Rountro..
Henry L<M ValenUne, Ralph Levy.
vninCwya'ekhn'.'nizI yvRI- mani inafww
Tf IE VETERANS AS
Aboul twenty veterans from the Sol.
dlc-rs' Homo wlll don the tog- Tuesday
nlght, nnd as -cnutors of anelont Homo
wlll appear upon tho stagu lu Mr. Rlch?
ard Muiisrteld's productlon ot Julius Cue
Kor tlie p.st fow days the old sokllors
have been hard at |t, ^otilht* themselvo.s
iw|~t<. I into tho proper . hqpo, Iu the ma
Jwt-tiy of ca.ea they wlll have nothlng lo
.ay and littlo to dc besldea lool; aiu-.loiu
and wl?e, but that d~..u't- matter much.
Severpl of them uro luigcly enjoylug Uio
Twoiity or more tind'.rgr.idiuuoB front
tin: Danl.U? School of Actlnifj liave/also
been upjiifgod,-' About 1.1 youniy ui.ii Jiavft
'.igiiJd ihomselvea ua SenuA--& i}uy.r<fr?*',
kttcudauU, ?v .wluH n.t. ..',". S
Expressions pf Interest
Those WelMnformed Are Ear?
WELL KNOWN MEN
Many of the State's Beat Lawyers'Uofo
In Declaring That the Adoptlon of ,
The Torrons System of Lan^
Reglstration Wouid bea Great
Step in Advance For
-? ' ?.?!';
(SpeeJ-1 to T_o Tiroe5-ni?p_t<%.> ,.
NORFO'LK. VA.. 'Maroh 7.?NearlT'.
every lawyer doolaros , that he doesn't
know enough of tho blll for tho introduc?
tion of tim Torrons system of land tltlo
reglstry to talk about.- it InbelUgently...
They confesa to have, hoard ot it. andto
know somethlng about Its general pro-,
vlslons and purposes, but for one reason,'..
or another .they aro not famillar enough'/
with lt. to say whether. such a bill should v
be enactod or not. ?- -i , .<,.-- ??'?'<
.IUDG-E 1>. TUCICBR BR60KE..'-.v:?iv:(
Judge D. Tucker Brooko, a momber of '.:?'
tho Constltutionn.l Conventlon. '.a, flijP: ??
lawyer and a .cltlzoniof the best' Intelp-;
gence, ls an examplo of tho lack ot ln-,'
teroat ln'the dlscusslon bf tho proposed
law. Ho is btiay abouf other,thlhga and ?
hls allenllon litis nol b'eeri dlrected to tho ?
relief, IC nny,' thut tho Torrons system r
promise. -to the 'complleatlonK tn- tha'.'
transfer ot land title-.1-, Speaklng.on 'tbey;;
subjeot thls morning. Judgo Brooko caUi.
In substancc: 'Thave not read the pfo-V:
posod law,' nnd 'therefore I'cannot speak^
knowlngly of lt.' i.ut','1- ohall ;'aay.' ithat/'
If lt wlll remove the yiecessl't'y af-solvng-'.'J
tho inetrtr-lcalil'e' piisatea'' fn'td ''*wWett'-?rW.iny**}
of tho land tltles hereabout have fallen, ,
I Bhall.be glad .of Jrs'opaeHnerit. ' Tf.thcv
blll' wlll acoot'iipllsV the'ro.uit^'.-.it3-rlrf-^
v'ocates-clalm for Itv. liic'n IshslJ bo glarl;
tt\ havo lt 'eii'a<Sted;. '' ISut'f- am'iiM1 pire- '
p'ared to aa.y thnt lt wtll aecomplish 'thoso.;.
results, and' I havo hcav'cl that. tho/law, .'t
lf enh.tejd, wlll ontalta great expens'o.'-. ? '
JUJXSE AL-LAX R. HANCKEB. '. ,
'.'Unless tho Torrens .system proveayto..
b'c a grent dlsappoinimdht'to its a'dv'o-.-;
cntes; It wlll greatly assist the transfer,.
of real estato. .enablltig owners .to' dls-,
poso of or to borrow'money on;lt with,
almost as much facillty'as personal; prop-v
c'rty.' : You can put me down'as'being
heartlly in favor-of giving it a trlal In
this State." '.'-'''
? XV. H. T. LOT/ALl/.
"Having only a general Idea of the'.hya-. ?'
tem of lane] tltles known as the Torrens
system. and not having seon the Mcll
walne'blll. I am not ln a posltlon toiglvo
an Intclllgont opinion as to its effects. .
I don't tblnk that such a law should: DO:
compulsory, and in order for lt to ba ',
generally used-tho expenses attached* to' ?
Its uso should be so reasonable asto put.
lt wlthln tho reach of. small land ownors. :
It wouid bo well for the nowapapoia ol-.
the State to publlo tho blll, so that-the
publlo can become famlllar with Us de*
KXPENSE TOO GREAT.
The froqitontly-expressod opinion among
tho lawyer. here Is that the expenae oC
tho Torrens system Is too great. Ona
ot thom sald that lt wouid cost all of tho
value of a $200 lot to. have lt reglsteredi
by thls system. Tho samo commentator .
Bald that the States Whlch have adopted
lt are now trylng to repeal-lho law. An?
othor objector sald that lf not compulsory
the sy6tem wouid bo useless, and lf com?
pulsory lt wlll be a hardshlp to those
who havo hold tholr proporty for twenty--*
five yoars and uro aatlsflcd with thelr
tltles, , ?? ??
ARSTRACT TITLB COMPANY.
An abstract tltlo company, wltlt a capl-t.
tal of $100,000, haa been formed.horo.
whlch will havo to stop further .work ?j
tha Torrens bill be enacted.to aecomplish
lho samo purposo for whlch It waa
Cormed. Interest ln that enterpriee do
tors *=onie cltlzens from expresslng, an
nplnlon. BUt ono of.tho mombora of lt
sald tha.t tho soaohlng of tltles here had '
?becomo so laborlous for tho nttorneys and
'ox'p'ohslvo for thelr ctients that somere*
lief U necessary. . H0 Is Indifforent as
to tha means of rellef.: If lho Torrens
system wlll uiford the relief without-.lm
poslng a burdon of oxponse ho wouid. s*
lief have that an havo the abstract-oom
pnnv proposed. Hut ho Is not famJHai
enoiigh with, tho Torrens syatem to ap*
nrovo or to eondomn lt<
JOHN H. TH-TOX.
John C Tilton, 'C'oninionweaUh'B attor.,
noy sald that ho had not sufflclant ape.
oial Icnowledgu of tha subject to enabla
hlm to Bpeolt conflrteritly on tha subjoct
,if the Torrons Syatom.' but If lt wlll en*
suro tho porfecilon of ?h?> tltlos of land
lt will bo an inestlinable blesslng to the
peoplo of thls Commonwoalth.
ftsiu-olill t?> Tho Tlwes.l'llsiiiitcii.)
FBBDBRiCl-SBURa, VA., March 7.-.
Much Interest ls fell horo, as elsowhere
iu iho blll pondlng ln tho L-gtslatura
known as ihe Torrons system of rogit,*
lertng real estato, Thero .ls a, genera.
cioslro ou tho part of tho publlc for
B_m_ slmpler syatimi than tho pre-enr"
ono, hut upon ttiquiry tt ts appnren.
that tlie average cltlzen ls not famll?
lar wllh tho Twron. By.tcm. but thei
have a vaguo Ideu. that it wlll be an
liiiprov^nient ovor tho present mothc-1.
The followlng 'Wo tut.rvtew. with uom'i
of thoio who havo glven tho aubject a|>
llon. A. T. I-tnbroy, a formor nionitwj
of tho I-egUlauin) and at prost*nt Cow
monwealtli's attornoy of thla city, ?'u>?
"\\\> Have rjot folt lha imceaalty ln ilih
Bcotlon yet, for the Torrens a>-*tem ol
latul tltles, owlng to tho fact tUat all
or nearly all i>f pur tltles nre Hnown
:ui,l bouneVtry lln?<* cle<u'|y ootabiutxof
eto triitf is thu thai ln u numbar ol
years there havo Non no action.- ot
oJectment to tvy tlllea esoept to c?^?tru* ?;
k[I\% .Wltb ititf JfWWfllH m: <?f,:Jta(W^'