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ON JUNE 10
Resolution to Spin Out the
Session of Legislature;
THE CAPITOL IN DANGER
Scare About the Overloaded Upper
Floor Como? to the Front Onco
More?Mr. Fulton After a
The most Important action of the Gen?
eral Assembly yesterday was the adop?
tion by both houses of a Joint resolution
offered by Senator Wlokham, of Hanovor,
providing for a Joint commlttoo of five
to examine and report forthwith as to
the condition of. tho attic of tho .Capitol.
Mr, Wlckham d .?clamd that ho had Just
oxamlnod tho attic and had found It In
a dangerous condition, owing to tho pil?
ing ot tons of old books on the floor,
which had sprung and sagged as a re
nuil of tho - weight. Another resolution
of Importance was that of Mr. Opio,
suggesting Juno 10th ns tho date for tak?
ing a reoess, Instead of May loth, owing
to tho great amount of work yet, to be
done. In tho resolution a call of the roll
nnd the enforcement of the attendance
of mombors is suggested us a means of
disposing of the work now accumulated
by tho two bodies.
In the House, Mr. Fulton, of Wise,
ruovod to discharge tho Courts of Jus?
tice Committee from consideration of the
memorial to Cengrcss as to election of
Senators by popular voto, and proposing
a constitutional amendment In relation
thoreto. He accused the committee of
nn attompt to smother tbo resolution.
Mr. Duke replied with somo vehemence
to the attack of tho gentleman from
Wise on the committee, and tho House,
by a large majority, declined to discharge
tho committee. The-rest of the session
of tho House wa? consumed In discussing
the bill In rolatlon to enticing away ser?
vants. Tho Houso adjourned without a
final vote on the bill, but a test vote,on
a motion to pass by Ih regarded as fore?
casting tho defeat of the bill In Its pres?
ent form, \ .
\ The House.
Tho session of the House opened i
promptly upon the hour, with Speaker
Ryan in tho chair. . About the usual
number of members wore present.
On behalf of the Committee for Courte
of Justice .Mr. Duke askod that ?00 copies
of the Torrone bill lie printed for tho
benoflt of the members. In the opinion
O? Mr. Sipo at leant 500 copies would
bo needed for distribution throughout tho
Stato. No moaeuro In tho Legislature to?
day Is of more Interest to tho entire pro?
fession than the Torrone bill and many
were anxious to get copies ot It. Tho
motion to havo 600 copies printed prer
ASSAULT ON COMMITTEE.
Perhaps the chief feature of tho day's
session came ln early with a rather floreo
onslaught by Mr. Fulton, of WJs.e, upon
the Committee for Courts of Justice for
failure to report the Joint resolution call?
ing upon Congress tor a convention to
consldor an amendment to the United
State Constitution, permitting the elec?
tion of United Suites Senators by direct
vote of tho people;
According to the gentlomon from Wise,
tho commltteo Is endeavoring to smother
this resolution In the passage of which
nil the peoplo are Interest. The speaker
declared that about two months ugo he
had desired to appear before the com?
mittee, but was unablo to do so because
only seven members wore present, a
ouorum, but not enough, the committee
thought, to consldor so Important a mat?
ter. Once or twice since that time he
had addressed tho gentlemen upon the
matter, but titter nearly three months' de?
lay, no report was ready.
It was flatly assorted by Mr. Fulton
that tho committee wae endeavoring to
pigeon-hole tho resolution and emothor
It to doath. The reason for not reporting
it was stated to be becauso It would
creato a long and unprofitable dlscuoMon.
But tho gentleman from Wlao saw no
euch obstado os this. In his Judgment
the members of the House"? knew h?w
they wished to vote upon the question
and only wished to bo given the oppor?
"In view of th??se. things," said Mr. I
Fulton, ln offect, "I wish to make a
motion which I much regret, to do. I
wish to move that tho Commltteo for
Courts of Juntlco bo dismissed from the
consideration of tho resolution. The com.
rnlttoe Is trying to smother tho resolu?
tion, and Is acting as If It wore some
higher tribunal. All I ask Is that tho
commlttoo be given to understand that
it is not superior to the House of Dele?
gate? and will not be permitted to smoth?
er bills In Its own discretion."
MR. DUKE'S REPLY.
Brief, but vigorous, response was made
by Mr. Duke, ono of the members of
tho commlttoe. It was not necessary, he
declared, to defend Its action. He do
nlod the charge of trying to smothor tho
resolution. It had been thoroughly dis?
cussed ln commlttoo and the consensus of
?opinion had boen that It would precipitato
a, discussion which would consume the
remainder of the session of tho Houso,
and bo productive of no good. Only
fourteen days are left and there Is much
work yet to be dono. Mr. Duke express?
ed the earnest hopo that tho committee
would not bo dismissed from tho consid?
eration of tho resolution.
"So far as smothorlng Is ooncorned,"
paid Mr. Duke, In offoct, "tho gentleman
from Wise has shown that it Is lmpos
ilblo to smother him."
Tho motion to dismiss was lost by an
?overwhelming majority, Mr. Fulton
raised a point of order and Insisted upon
fin aye and no vote with the following
? For dismissal: Charlos T. Bland, Cabell,
I Folleos, Fulton, Oarrott, Gravoly, Low
xry, Overby, Road, Wallace Weaver and
Against dismissal: Allen, Angoli, Arm
pti-oni?. Banks, Bnrham, George C.
Bland, Cardwoll. Caton. Churchman,
Coleman, Cummlug, Dudley, Duke, Ear?
ly, Edmondson, Elam, Feathorston,
, George, Goodwin, Green, Harman, Heer- '
mans, Huff. Hunloy. JonnlngH, Jones,
'Walter Jordan, Lacy, Lasslter, Law?
son, Lenko, Mort, Nottingham, Qulsen
fcerry, Roynolds, Sebroll, Slmmerman, Slpe.
Stafford, Taylor, Turpln'. Walker and
Tho Joint resolution from the Sonnte
I calling for a commltteo to examine the
?Icondition of the attic was received and
. adopted. A commute of five will be ap
l pointed, twn from tho Senate and threo
| from tho House.
: ?..This was offered by Mr. Whltohoad, of
? ?Norfolk, a resolution directing the House
Comm tteo on Finance and the Sonato
Committee on Finance and Books to re?
port whothor the State should proceed
jto upend the $100,000 appropriation for re
?pairs and Improvements to the Capitol,
nnd If so to consider plana to that end,
and to express tho sonse of the House
an? favoring the expenditure of only so
muoh of tho appropriation as shall be
necessary to make the Capitol safe .for
occupancy. Upon motion of .?Mr. Slpe
the resolution was referred.
I BIG FIGHT OVER SERVANTS' BILL.
? ?r,olo*',ee(L?leht developed ovor Son?
iate bill No, 265, to prevent any person
Ifrom ontlclng, persuading, or procuring
Ithe servant of another to leave his em?
ployer, which now came up on the pas
age of tho Boaa substitute. '
; Tho first speaker was Mr. Foikes of
(Richmond who Indicated yesterday that
,??? wished to bo heard upon the'fcues?
ti?n. Ho went thoroughly Into the sub?
ject and though Interrupted at. e\ovy
; hand by questiona, succeeded In makln/r
? ? telling speech. His chief contention
?was that, the substituto contemplated ?
1 Violation of individual rights. "'""mlea a
Other speakers followed. Including Mr.
Ijrlunley, of Mathews,, who advocated the
Substitute; Mr. Heonnans, ot Montgom
ery, who opposed It, and others. Finally,
Mr, Duko Interposed to move that the
bill bo passed by and set for a special
order for noxt Wodnoeday. Strong op
poHltlon at once developed to this propo?
? Tho voto wa?i taken and tho motion woe
lost. An aye and no voto was called
for. Twcnty-sovon momberii wore In fa?
vor of passing the bill by until Wednes?
day and thlrty-ono against pursuing such
Further speaking following the vote,
Mr. Loesitor, of Petersburg, ably op
?iosed tho substitute, Mr. Cardwell,, of
?ianover, who Is one of the strongest
advocates of the measure, was about to
be heard when a motion to adjourn pre?
vailed, it was then after a o'clock and
tho House had given tho better por?
tion of It? session to tho vexed ques?
The vote on the quostlon of passing
the bill by la taken to indicate tho senti?
ments of the Houso upon the question
and If so It augurs the defeat of the sub?
stitute, the objeotlonablo features In
which will. It Is understood, be eliminated
to-day. Mr. Whilehoad, who, with Mr.
Koikes, Is leading the fight against It,
Is confident of success.
By Mr. Boaz: To appropriate the sum
of $500 or so much thereof as may be
needed to bo used by the Secretary of
the Commonwealth to propare a list of
charters In his office to bo furnished to
the Stato Corporation Commission.
Bv Mr. Powers: To amend soctlon 141
of an act entitled an act to raise revenue
for the support of the government and
public free schools and to pay tho In?
terest on the public debt, and to pro?,
vide a special tax for pensions as au?
thorized by section 183 ?( ?lio Constitu?
tion, ?s as to require all persons, firms,
or corporations, who shall sell pistols,
pistol cartridges, dirks or bowlo knives
to pay a epoclal license tax of $100 for
immediately upon the convening of the
Senate yesterday tho attention of the
. members was at once enllstocl by two
Joint resolutions?ono by Mr, Ople pro?
posing to defer adjournment for the
rocosa until June 10th, and one by Mr.
Wlckham providing for a Joint commis?
sion to Immediately examine the attic
of tho Capitol. .'
Here Is the resolution of Mr. Opio
relating to adjournment.? which he aeked
might lie on tho table until to-morrow:
Whereas, It Is manifestly Impossible for
the General Assembly to so complete the
work of conforming tho laws of the
Commonwealth to the requirements of
the Constitution na to have It ready for
the Revision Committee by May the
loth, the date heretofore set for the
recese to begin, and, -v.
Whereas, there is still much legisla?
tion of an Important character before the
two bodies of tho General Assembly and
their committees which cannot be prop?
erly disposed of In tho time remaining
before that date
Be It resolved by tho Senate, the
House of Delegates concurring,
1. . That the date for taking said re?
cess be set for June the 10th, Instead of
May the 10th.
2. That the comm?mes be urged to
push forward with their work so as to
bring In their complete reports not later
than May the 10th.
3. That on and after May the 11th
both bouses will meet at 10 A. M., and
that after May the nth r.o bills shall
be offered except by committees or by
unanimous consent, and that If at any
time hereafter either bouse ?hall find
Itself without a sufficient number of
members present to properly transact lCs,
business, said bouse will order the roll
of its members to be called and such
action taken as to absentees as may be
Mr. Wlckham, of Hanover, then offered
a joint resolution calling attention to the
great danger from the condition of the
attic of tho Capitol. He stated that ns
had just been up In the attic over the
office of the Commissioner of Labor. Ho
declared that he did not believe this at?
tic to bo safe. The floor was giving away
and had already slanted with the weight
of tho masses of books piled upon It.
These books were still being piled there.
There wero now tons and tons of books
piled there, and the condition was grow?
ing worse Instead of better. He Invited
the Senators to go to tho attic and see
for themselves. Here Is the resolution
of Mr. Wiokham: ?-'??? ?
"Resolved by tho Senate, the House of
Delegates concurring. That a apeolal
committee of five bo appointed (two from
tho Senate and three from the House of
Delegates, to bo designated by <he pre?
siding officer of each House respectively),
to examine the condition of the attic
of tho Capitol building and to report
Mr. Ople, of Augusta, seconded what
Mr. Wlckham had said, and quoted a
contractor from another city, who, after
visiting tho Capitol, hnd stated to him
that the roof of tho Capitol was In
grave danger, and liable to fall at any
time. ? ? ;
Tho Wlckham resolution was panned,
and Mr. Ople designated to communicate
It to the Houso. The Chair named
Messrs. Ople and Anderson as the com?
mittee on tho part of th" Senats.
The Ho?do coon afterward communi?
cated the adoption of tho joint resolu?
tion by that body.
Mr? Donohoe, of Fairfax, chairman of
tho special oommltteo whloh recommend?
ed the loaso of rooms In the City Hall
for the use of the Corporattqn Commis?
sion, moved to take up tho bill out of
Its order. ?',?.?
Mr. Barkadale opposed the proposition
to tako the bill up out of Its order, and
directed nttentlon to the fact that If the
olty loosed the State quartere ?for the
commission and charged rental for tha
same, the entire City Hall would under
the Constitution become liable for State
taxation. In this event, the arrangement
would bo a disadvantageous one for the
city, as the amount of taxes on the
building would exoeed the $1,000 annual
rental proposed to be charged for the
rooms offered the oonrmtsslon.
Informal suggestion? wero made that
Roanoke, Petersburg and Norfolk were
all willing to offer quarters for the com?
Thereupon the motion to take the bill
up out of Its order was withdrawn.
The Senate then took up the special
oi-der, tho .Senate bill to amend
and re-enaot chapter 44 of the Code In
relation to cities and towns. Tho printed
amendments to the bill were on the desks
of members, ombraclng not only thoee
proposed, but those already adopted. The
remainder of the sosslon was consumed
In Informal discussion of these amend?
ments, Messrs. Anderson, Halsey, Moll
wain? and Tyler taking part in the
conference on the amendment?.
At 3 o'clock the consideration of the
uncontosted amendments woe concluded
and tho bill was laid neldo.
Air. Alcllwalne moved that when the
Senate adjourn It adjourn until noon on
Monday. The vote on the proposition
disclosed that there was not a quorum
Thereupon the Senate, on Mr.? Wlok
ham's motion, adjourned until noon to?
Mr. Glass Here.
Mr, Carter Glass, of Lynohburg, Va?
paused through Richmond to-day on hie
way to Ashland, whoro he will aot as
judge In the oratorical contest to be held
Uhi ? to-night. Air. Glass I? in the best of I
health nnd Is looking uncommonly well. I
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FEELS PROUD OF
Captain Hall. In Renewing
His Subscription. Praises
Work of Organization.
The Wednesday Club, encouraged by
the success'of the splendid festival of
last week, has already enteriti heartily
upon plans for the festival noxt yoar.
President Meloney and those associated
with him In this work, which moans so
much for the musical culture of tho city,
are enthusiastic In the hope that the con?
certs of 1O04 may excel those of 1903,
even as the latter surpassed any others
ever held In Richmond.
It' Is the general Impression that last
wick's ooncerts were, In many respecte,
tho most creditable ever given here. The
work of the Wednesday Club and Chil?
dren's Choruses was particularly good,
and the artists engaged with the Boston
Festival Orchestra were recognized as
among the finest to be had.
The letters being received by Mr. Me?
loney and tho promptness with which
tho people of Richmond are renewing
their subscriptions for another year show
how well the splendid work of the Wed?
nesday Club Is appreciated. The fol?
lowing letter from Captain Cunningham
Hall is a fair sample of a large num?
ber received by Air. Aleloney ? tho past
Richmond, Va., April 2flth, 1003. ?,
Mr. ?. T. Aleloney, President,
The Wednesday Club, City:
Dear Sir,?Your circular letter of this
date received, and In response I have
signed and mailed the postal card enter?
ing myself as a subscribing .member
of,, the Wednesday Club for the season of
. I subscribe witlh a great deal of pleas?
ure, feeling, that the concerts Just held
are an indication of a good season for
tho next year. G congratulate you, the
director, and the entire club on the work
Just accomplished; and beg to assure you
that as a citizen of Richmond I am very
proud of the Wednesday Club and their
performances on the 27th and' 2$th, lnsts.
Wishing the club the greatest success
in the future, I remain,
Yours very truly, '
To this Mr. Meloney replied:
Richmond, Va., April 80th, 1003.
Mr. Cunningham Hall, Richmond, Va,:
Dear Sir,?On behalf of the members of
the Wednesday Club, please permit me
to thank you for the very kind words
of approval of the late concerts, con?
tained In your letter of yesterday, en?
closing your renewal card for the next
Perhaps there Is no other choral so?
ciety In this country doing as good work
on so little capital as ours. We furnish
our director from our ranks, pay our
hall rent for rehearsal?, and also purchase
the music out of our own pockets, 'if
we hod an Independent annual fund, as
most other societies have, we could do
even b? tterr work at the festivals, and
also Inaugurate musical' lectures and re?
citals for the benefit of our own mem?
bers, as, well as for the benefit of muslo
students and the public between seasons,
and thus very much better carry out
the real purposes of tho organization;
I. e,, the musical education of the com?
munity. Again thanking you for your
encouraging words, I am,
Yours very truly,
HENRY T. MELONEY,
President Wednesday Club.
ELKS' NATIONAL HOHE
Dedication on May 21st Will Be an Im?
District Deputy Phil G. Kelly, of the
Elks, has returned from Bedford City,
where he wont to arrange for the dedi?
cation of the National Elks' Home, which
will take place on May 21st.
Mr. Kelly Is ohalrman of tho Commit
tes on Arrangements,' and says that the
affair will prove to bo one of the most
Important and Interesting In the history
of th6 order;
Ono of the features will be an old Vir?
ginia . jbarbeauo. The grand lodge offi?
cers will be presnt, and Governor ?Monta?
gue and Senator Daniela w?! be there as
Hon. Mende D. Detwller, past grand
exalted ruler, will be the orator for the
Tho railroads will give a one-fare rate,
and 6,000 visitors are expected to bo pros?
To Delegates and Others Who Con?
template Attending the Great South?
ern Baptist Convention, to be Held in
Savannah, Qa., May 7th-l4th, 1903,
The Seaboard Air Lino Railway- will
have attached to train 27, leaving Rich?
mond Alay 6th, at 2:80 p, M., special
sleeper?, containing the Baltimore, Wash?
ington and Alaryland delegations. . These
sleeper? will be out off at Savannah,
so there will be no necessity for leaving
the oars at an early hour In the morning,
On May 7th wo will have ?n extra sleop
er attached, to train 27, leaving Rich?
mond at 2:20 P. M. for Savannah. This
will be tor' those who do not desire to
leave on the 6th Instant. The North
Carolina Baptists have declared the Sea?
board the official route.. Returning, paa
eengors may Jeave Savannah at l:-?0 ?,
M., arriving In Richmond at 0:4fi the next
morning, It is worth while to ooneldor
the returning trip as well' as tho going
one. Please make your sleeping car
reservations as soon as possible, to avoid
any confusion and disappointment. The
Seaboard offers two trains, . without
change, to Savannah, dally. One fare,
Plus 25 cents, for the round trip.
Z. p. SMITH,
plstrlct Passenger Ageat, j
Plans to Improve the Building
Quite Mixed Up.
ACTION THAT IS LIKELY
Will Probably Only Expend Sufficient
Money to Make the Structure
Safe and Walt for the
The Capitol Commission, consisting of
the Governor and members of the two
houses of the General Assembly, met
yoaterday In the Governor's olllce and In?
formally considered and discussed the
condition of tho Capitol and tho atatus
of tho movemont to restoro It to thor?
ough repair. Nothing wag accomplished
at the moetlng, but It woe resolved to
meet again on the call of tho Govornor,
at which time the architects who havo
submitted plane ,for the renovation of
the struoturo will appear boforo tho
commission and discuss the situation
?with the commissioners. That the Capi-'
toi Is In need of Immediate repair* Is at?
tested by the alarm felt by many of the
member? at the weakening of the upper
celling aa a' result of tho packing, and
storing of books thero. Tho crack In the
floor near the Governor's office Is anothor
evidence of the weakness of a portion
of the structure.
MAKE BUILDING SAFE.
A' member of the Os-pltol Commission
yesterday expressed the belief that the
General Assembly would do nothing more
than put the Capitol In safo condition
at this session. In other words, there
la no likelihood of tho renovation of the
building and the addition of wings for,
Houso and Senate as contemplated by
some members. Mr. 'Whltchead, of Nor?
folk city, yesterday offered a resolution
expressing as the sense o? the Houso that
only such portion of tho $100.000 appro?
priated for the Improvement of tho Capi?
tol be used as was necessary to put the
building In safe condition and In good re?
pair. The resolution was referred.
When It comes up the question of what
expenditure shall bo made for the Capi?
tol and to what extent the repairs shall
go will be fought out. Mr. Lassltor, ot
Petersburg, and others are In favor of
the plan of ultimately building the wings
to enst and west of the origin?! building,
as suggested ln the plan of Mr. John
Kevan Peebles. -Nnland and Baskervlll
and other architects have submitted plans
and drawings carrying out this feature.
CONTRACT, NEVER LET.
It will be remembered that the General
Assembly more than a year ago appro
Hunter?Did you see a benr run through here?
Stranger?Yes, there he is.
?y Hunter?Where? I can't find him.
Can you find the bear?
Solution of puzzle in Thursday's Times-Dispnteh : Taking tho right-hand
side of the picture Tor a base, nurse is formed by the bed covers,
prlated $100,000 for tho improvement and
preservation ot tho Capitol along tho
lines of the original building, and created
a Joint commission, of which the Gov
oronr Is chairman. This commission was
authorized to secure plans and specifica- j
lions for tho firc-prooflng, rerouting and
thorough restoration of the building
within the appropriation. Tho commis?
sion finally decided upon a composite
plan embodying the Ideas of Alossrs. No
land and Baakervlll, of this city., and
Prye and Chestermnu, of Lyncliburg,
This composite plnn was adopted, speci?
fications prepared and bids advortlsed
for. None of tho bids was within tho
appropriation, however, and the contract
was never let, That Is now the status
of tho case. The two Arms of architects
will be paid for their work In preparing
plans nnd specifications, and this sum
will have to bo deducted from tho appro?
priation. The subject has como up regu?
larly In various forms In the Houso and
Senate, among the last being tho adop?
tion of a resolution Inviting tho archi?
tects to oxhlhlt their plans for tho on
l largement of the Capitol In tho rotunda,
As many mombTs seemed to fnvnr tho
Peebles plan, which the other architects
did not consider In the first Instance for
the two reasons that tho scope of the
resolutions, under which they wore In?
structed to draw plnns did not pormlt any
ohanga |n the autonomy or contour of
the present building, and tho building
I of additions or wings could not bo done
within the sum originally appropriated.
Since then, however, nil the nrchltonts
competing hnve drnwn plans embodying
the wings feature.
The entire procedure by the General As?
sembly hns been irregular, The Joint com?
mittee of the two houses authorised to act j
with the Govornpr has never beon dis- ,'
charged, nor has a motion, been made to
discharge them. The $100,000 - appropria?
tion has remained unused, except for the
expenditure of such portion us agreed
upon as remuneration of the architects
who drew the accepted plans. "With the
recognised impossibility of restoring the
struoture wlthm fbe sum available, the
movement came to a standstill, and there
It has been eVor slnco. It In now neces?
sary for the two houses to decide what,
If anything, Is to bu done. The resolu?
tion of Mr. Whltehead will bring ?hoi
subject up, and It ?a hoped something
definito will be agreed ,,?????.
Mr. Boas, of Albomarle, and other In?
fluential members of th? Hous/r are op?
posed to the plans adopted by the Capl-J
toi Commission for the reason that the
hall of the House Is not enlarged thero
by. What Is needed most Is a hall with
moro air space and with modern ventila?
tion. The air ln the Houso halt becomes
foul when long sessions are held with
largo orov.-ds presont. This was realized
during the Constitutional Convention and
more rooontly In tho committee Investi?
gation of the Campbell case.
One proposition favored by many mem?
bers is to expend about fifty thousand
dollars putting tho building in safe and
comfortable condition, and, to deposit the
remainder of the $100,000 appropriation
until such time aa an additional $60,000
can be appropriated and the building en?
larged by the additions of wings to tho
east and west. These, It le contended,
would not In any way mar the symmetry
of the historio.structure; and would af?
ford room for the two houses, ? for the
Court of Appeals, the Corporation Com?
mission, committee 'rooms and officers
for the other Capitol officials. There Is
no probability of the appropriation of
another $50,000 at this ??sesi?n, certainly
not after tho passago of the Jamestown
Chestnut jf?t'll and
Mrs. Frank Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Is tho guest of Mrs. William H? Beard.
Mr. Mayor Wills, of Highland Park,
is convalescing at the Old Dominion Hos?
pital, under the skillful treatment of Dr.
?Miss Lucy M. Ask, of Gloucester, le?
visi ting her friends, Misses'Annie O. and
Katharine Watklns, on Third Avenue.
Miss Elizabeth Bowman, of South
Chestnut Hill, has been conflnod to her
homo by a recent Indisposition.
Mr. Colton C; Chap?n and family have
Ideclded to remain . at .their home on
Third Avenue until fall. . Mr. Chap?n has
recentlv sold his house to Mr. Gray. '
Mr. Clayton Holladay has beon quite
sick nt his home on Fourth Avenue.
Aliss Josephine Ganes, of Henrlco coun?
ty, has beon visiting Aliss Carrie G. Ren
Miss Varrlan Starke, of Highland Park,
Is much improved.
Atlss Thelma Llvosay, of South Third
Street, Richmond, who has been visit?
ing her cousin. Miss Constance Redd, has
returned homo. < ?
Aliss llattlo G'oodwln, who has been
confined to her home by sickness. Is
Miss' Hazel Gary, who has been visit?
ing Miss Clara Armstrong Shafer, has
returned to her home In Henrloo coun?
Aliss Allldrod Cole la convalescing, at?
tor a severe spell of whooping cough.
There will be servicos at Allzpah Pres?
byterian Church to-night at 8 o'olock.
Master Roy Todd, ot Highland Park,
is Improving after a protracted spell of
Rev. Mr. Johnston, who has boon vis?
iting at the home of Mi?. VJ. p. Small,
has returned to hin home at Glendale,
: Mr. Francis D. Beckham, who has beon
seriously 111 at St, Luke's Hospital, Is
Improving. . v
Airs. Jennie Lambert, of Fifth Ave?
nue, who lias been visiting her relative.
Airs, Epps, nt Glen Allen, has returned
Air, V. S. Carlton Is away on a business
trip and will not be back for several
Airs, Clcntnn, who has been quite sick,
Is somewhat Improved,
Mrs. Rowland In visiting at the homo
of Airs. 13. T. Long.
Tho Wednesday Club's children's
chorus will moot at noon to-day In Y. '
Al. C. A. Hall. AU are requested to He
Turn their U?vk*<
It malie? tl>rlrfa.-e?\
bright, ?ml roar
lire ??Hop?? buld oiary.
WhafO, ot by mail, lor -?So.
for an economical drive of Pumps, Blowers
Hoists, Printing Presses, Machine Tools, etc.
Washington Office: 1417 New York Avenue. Offices and Works, AMPERE, N. J.
Anthracite is now - - $6.00 per tori
Splint Lump is now - $5.50 per ton
New River Lump is now $6.00 per ton,
Above prices are only for
orders entered NOW!
S. H. HAWPS & CO.
Telephone 67. 18th fend Cary Streets.
We make a specialty of Hlgh
Qr?A?"EtEJJp SBBJDSi'.-buy Ih large
quantltle? and are prepared, to
make low prices, quality considered.
Write ue when buying.
N. R. Savage & Son
Grain and Seed Merchant?,
Richmond, Va. ?'??.
DO NOT DICTATE
WHAT HE SHALL SAY
Y. M. C. A. Says It Places No
Embargo Upon Any of
In view of th? foot that the authorities
of the Y. M. C. A. recently declined" to
discus? tho reported utterances of the
Rev. ?George L. McNuii ln the Academy
of Mualo, which pr?v?ffed an' Indignant
response from Mr. Thomas Q. Leath,
managor of the house, the rollowlng,
which appears this week ln Richmond's
Youner M7n, will be interesting as the
first expression of the association upon
The soml-sonsatlonal article ln a Rlch
mand papor, concerning words uttered
by the Rov, Georgo 1* McNutt at the
last theatre meeting, proved somewhat
of a boomerang, and would be passed un?
noticed except for one statement?name?
ly, that said article implied that the as?
sociation was given the use of the tho
atro gratia. This Is not true; the associa?
tion pays for the *uso of the theatre on
Sunday afternoon, and the same rate at
which it could bo seoured for any other
respectable gathering. And, even If It I
were granted freo, we fcol certain that
Manager Leath could not ask that the
truth be withheld., It would certainly '
bo a weak business or a weak men that
could not stand one straightforward criti?
cism, and, by the way, most of us are
not so perfect that wo do not need an
occasional hint. Manager Leath has boon
very kind to tho association, but when
hla or any other auditorium Is rented we
will not dictate what the speaker shall
say, nor do we place such an embargo
when we use our own hall.
Children Spend a Happy Evening at a
Child's Birthday Party.
Little Laura ICdythe Fletcher, of No.
706 West Cary StreBt, celebrated the fifth
anniversary of hor birthday by entertain?
ing her little friends on Monday after?
noon, April 37th. The feature of the even?
ing was adonkoy party, tho first prize being
won by Master Jamus Tuckor, and the
booby prize by Miss Mary Wood. After
the donkey party waaiovor, the children
were Invited to the dining room, where
refreshments were served. The little
ones then enjoyed the rest of the evening
with games and dancing. Several solos
were enjoyed by Misses Violet Semen,
who also beautifully danced the cake
walk with Mise Mamie Blonnor, Tho
children, who so much enjoyed the even?
In? were: Miss Violet Semen, Mary Woods.
Hliiiabeth Wright. Edna Shuman, Elsto
Miller, Mamie Blenner, Ruth Calder
Helen Blnford, Lillian Fletcher, Edytho
Fletcher; Masters James Tuckor. Stu?
art Tucker, Horace Wright and iferbert
Fletcher Mm, Fletcher was assUtea Q
entertaining tht> little ones by
Mrs. T, J, Stratton and Mrs. George
JUSTICE JOHN'S DOCKET
Emma Silva Was Fined for Doing
One of the ?hortest docket? that ever
presented Itself to Justloe John wa? that
of yeeterduy morning, when juit thr?e
case? were called.
.??1*: B'?,''?*i a well known figure in
tha Police Court, was up for trespassing
and cursing and abusing Herman
Sohwart? at hi? bar-room on Byrd Island,
and Schwarte wa? oharged with abusing
Emma. Emma was charged |6.50, and
Sohwnrta was dl?mlssed.
Willie Smith boat Robert Brown In the
Street and paid ?J5.60 for It.
Mattle Pudley waa dismissed of the
charge of abusing Mary Garllck.
Mr. and Met. W. I?. Harri? will leave
Monday, May ?}th, to attend the twenty
ninth session of the Grand Division of
tho Order ot. Railway Conduotor?, which
convene? re Pittsburg, Fa., May l?tu.
We make no exceptions
when we assert that
THREE JARS OF
will positively cure any case of
piles, no matter of how long
standing. You must confees
that we have unlimited con?
fidence in pur Tanhopiline, to
say nothing of nerve, when we
off er the .sum of $5.00. for any.
case three jars fails to cure.
Remember, we do not require :
a physician's certificate.
$ 1.00 per Jar.
3 Jars, $3.00.
Tinnoplllne Manufacturing Co.
For Sale by
OWENS & MINOR
CLEANINC UCE CURTAINS
is a branch ot the Laundry business that.
most laundrymon do not fully understand.
But wo do. We limite?? specialty of laco
curtains. We guarantee tuitWaotory work.
THE MODEL LAUNDRY,
TWENTYY-,FIFTH AND BROAD STREETS.
Old 'Phone, 692.
AT HALF PRICE ~ ~
YOU CAN BUY THE
Standard Grand Improved
Drop Head Rotary Shuttle
Why ? Because we have deolded to dle
continue handling them und uro' clonine
out. Thoy are brand new, never lie.u
uncrated, are fully guaranteed by the
Standard Company, you can buy ono
of those Machines for $30.00, delivered
at your depot, ?hipped <?'. O, D? with
privilege of examination.
Send u? $3.60 a? guarantee of good
faith; you oan pay balance after exaipl?
nation 'Of Machino.
A? to \ our reliability we refer you to
the National Bank of Bristol aud tin
Hamilton Baoon I Hamilton.