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EQUAL RIGHTS FOR SHIPPERS.
Object of PttitiouerH in SpokMi Kate Case?CcAtentfooi Sutiiiitted to lVesideut Taft. , HPOKANJC WASH . Oct. 1? ? 8w. i plug ehanges >'i vital inuportaace ic parts of tu<' country will be made ii the Hepburn ac t L the acciul. m. nts Migg.st.il tu I'n sitli nt Tail dertns. his rec m visit t i Spokane i>> Hi.'iy M. Stephens, chief counsel : r the petitioners in the .-.,?.?, mo freight tute etat, arc embodied in the inter Mate oouiiu. re<- regulations, now op rji ion. Thje Mioption of these i.iomincnd.i thus will give the shippi is equal iiyiitfc in ouj. iiung aarrai nable rat and make the commission an efT.itiv and iinptcgnahic body by devising wav.s and means ??!' ascertaining and dc'i rmilling the actual value of ra:l rond nroptftltii. also | rovidkng for the nppointineiit of district coWffutnn nta and tike taxing if attorneys" fee:; ngnlnrt the earriets in favor of ib>' shippi rs in all ca scs where the pi'ti tinners are EMOCwslU in whole or in part in their litigation. As this presentation, iiielutiiiig a review o! Spokane's fight agiinst the tiauscontineiital lim s for oqu i t a 1 ? 1 ? rates of went bound shipments from St. Paul and c BMBi u points, was made ai the ri queal al Praeldeat Taft. ? here ar ? reasons to believe that ills forthjcdaalag message to CaaajTt at ndtl n finaiBirnd the adopt ion ol these pre? visions in part or in full to succe.:; fatty e. i e with UM situation. Mr. Stephens directs President Taft'l attention to ike laet that tlM law permits tiie railroad companion to go into the courts and ask for in? junctions against the orders cf the commission, whereas the law contain., BO similar provision with reference to 'lie rights and property of the ship? per. It is suggested that the law be amended so that the shippers will have the Hutu to ask for a restrain? ing order against unreas:nabl" rates and that the court t.hall determine what is an equitable rate and then ufcr the matter to the rate-making i.oiiv to f'.x and 'uforce these rates. Deal lag with this phase of the law. Mr. Stephens says thai it Sc cms ax? il ma tic that the shipper should have the same remedies under the act a:; d'i the shippers, adding: In principle there can not be any possible difference between th ship? per and the common carrier. If it is taking property without due pro? cess of law to require the common carrier to carry the property of- the ihlpeCT at an unreasonably lew rate, and for that reason It is a confisca? tion of the .curler's pr. perty, it fel? lows inn ssarily, that it is cuiifiso: tion cf the shipper's projierty *o charge or collect frcm the shipper anything in excess cf a reasonable rate or reasonable charge, and to the extent that the shipper is charged an unreasonable rate, the shipper's prop? er:-, is taken without din- process or law snd is confiscated by the rail read companies." Ancther amendment provides for the :i;po'ntment rf commissioners for tie- various districts and territories throughout the t'nited States. A com? missioner on the Pacific e.a?! would have jurisdiction in a territory Sou m'les wide bordering on the oce'ie while amther would be stationed in the interior, in the dNfi.t east of the Cascade mountains in the State of Wa.-hington. ea.-t of the range of mountains in Oregon and for Idaho. Montana. I'tah. X. vada. Arizona and districts similarly sifuatfd. Mr. Stephens suggests that the duty of these commi.-sicners be to take care of matters in the territory al? lotted to them, speedily and oxpedi tionsly; allow an appeal from the de? risions of such commission! rs to the Interstate Commerce C nimission, as now organized: pel mit. it desirable, .iddittoiial MdttabOfy on the de novo tiial on the part of auv person or corporation interested In the c mm veisv and Iben Befehlt a Initiier ap? peal fn m the commission to the Su prtuie Couit of the I'tiited States u|K>n the rei:>d made ii|hjb the do novo trial. ? On-- of the chief reasons for askmg 'he a polatBV nt of comuii.-sailors for a-s.gi.ao nt :.. certain territories 18 'lie tTIHBUBltOBI exj>eiise which com? plain uita have to incur in prednatang their eace to tin- commission as now jigaiii/'d and the s,u' ierou? trips that sh ppers have to make across the continent and leave their homes snd urlnet. to afteadj hearings at Wa<li 'ngtou. I?. C. ii if als. B<"ged that lejunetive and judicial poweis b.- grained to the coiiimissi...i a< w organized to the' ext? nt thai Many be necessary or it. siiHldo ami i specially jiower to all cooamisr loa >ra to summon and com pel th.- a tendance of witnesses the ' peodssctioa of eeldanaee and the paper to enforce their cwlres and make the findings of facts and mixed questions ' of laa and fact final in the same way that they are now determined by the Department of the Interior; provided however, :hat the ultimate quest: n of jus; ami reasonable fated >? a qtu atioa of law. i The third ainendmeiit recomineiid' d is that Hi. statutes provide spiciflcal- . fy that atturtievs' laaa are taxable against the carriers in favor of ship? pers when the petition, fa ate SCCCes*- . fill jti whole or part In the 1!' gat ion. unless some plan can be devised wh< re by a dirlsli u of the department of JhadJee shall bane charge of the] ptosicution at the expense of the! Catted statt s. .Mr. Stephens also suggests that tO ( place the commission beyond snoot BB ful attack in its BOBlMoa and findings as to excessive earnings, the value or the railroad properties must be asm r ? i tined Bad det-rmined, adding in' closing his argument: "This should be done under some , appropriate procedare for that spen Be purpose so as to insure the accur? acy and reliability thereof. This can , not lw> accomplished anv other way j than by tin Federal go vernment, be cause of the great expeaae involved. (When that is done, the procetdings before the cr.mrmssi n will b<' greatly j simplified and the fixing of rates ex- , pedltedj many discriminations and ?B justices eliminated, niore equitable ' rates secured and nisny unjust and arbitrary charges reduced " Speech Before a Dressing. t'nele Oeorgc - llullo. Willie; been' having a Barbs?" Willie?"Yea, uncle; but I'm only learning, same as you." 1'ncle Ceorge? Same as me? What do you mean?" WUlie? "Why, dad was telling us only yesterday as how you had an awful job to keep your head above water "?Sketch. AVOID THE KNIFE. Cutting Won't Cure Piles?Internal Treatment Needed. A gardner doesn't kill weeds by ', cutting their tops. He attacks the root, .lust so with piles?the cause is within, entirely out of reach of: surgica; instruments, ointments or suppositories. The only cure for piles la internal, and the only guaranteed ' internal remedy is Dr I>eonhardt'< Mcm Ki'iii. It has cured <e? per . cent of cases, and 24 days" treatment. Ifl hold for $1 at A. K. (i KI.OR S. | Xewiiort News, Va.. under positive guarantee. Or mailed bv nr. l-eon I hardt Co . Station B. Huffalo. N. Y. I I Write for booklet. f CHAPIN BROS., IncTS HAVE THE LARGEST LINE OF RANGES and HEATERS IN THE CITY ? DOWT I KT TRI ?'? Ii WKATHEK Catch yon napping. SFK OCR HEATERS Kvery kind except the bad kind. We have slways done the stove and bester busi? ness in Newport News and are ready again to fill your wants. NOTICE We offer a fait sire No. * Range, lg-in oven, niokled. open end. and pipe furnish ed. with best water froai. fnlly guaranteed FOR $22.50 CASH Chapin Bros , Iitcorporateri 27? WASHINGTON AVE. Every room in youi fumiattsd. ? ) CLOTHES A BUSINESS ASSET Self Supporting Woman Who WuulJ Succeed Should Be Wall Oreiaed. Any woman who has Bag war to 1 make in the world, whether in social or business circles, must recognize that dress is one of her chief asset*, a ?riter in the Delineator auvs. The efflcleucy of a saleswoman, a sttliog rapber. a teacher?la fact of an> worn an who works is judKed by her dress. Shabblucss is almost always taken ag a sign of 111 luceeefl ami It la a pt?B> I lar If boiiiewbat lallai loua theory that real merit und ability always succeed. Carelessness la quite us blighting to one's prospects as shabblm-s- It may not be altogether Just or fair, but It i* true that wherever you no your ws clal position, your income, sue, ess or failure, your ability and charucter ar" appraised by the clothes you wear. If I were start in* In business I don't care In w hat capacity- and had only a Very UMl< lllouey to lines!. I would put it into clothe*?clothes that were suitable, attractive and well made It la what financiers call "a good risk" ?an investment that is almost certain to turn out well. I don't for a moment advocate ex? travagance in dress except for women of large means. With them extrava? gance is more than excusable?It is justifiable. It keeps money In cirenla tion that would otherwise be Idle. It gives legitimate employment, which Is the wisest and most beneficent form of charity, to women who need work I'at for women in moderate circum? stances a parsimonious attitude toward dress is a false and often fatal economy. If you want to succeed in anything, look successful, able, compe tent. Otherwise ymi can never Inspire confidence in others, and to look suc? cessful, prosperous, assured, you must be well dressed. SWORDFiSH WEATHER VANE Still Pointing to Wind, as It Long Has Done, on Block Island Barn. "There are more hotels at Work Island now than when I was there some years ago. and more people," said a man just Back, "but I found at least one familiar object there that pleased my eye, that being an old weather vane. "On the road running to the south from the island's center of population to the remarkable clay bluffs that rise to the height of a hundred feet or more along the island's southern shore there Is a barn above whose cupola tu ins a home-made wooden vane fash? ioned in the form of a swordfish. The hardy fishermen of Mlock Island hunt the swordtish. as well as every other act of Bat that finds a home in or that traverses these waiers, and here the swordtish weather vane seems not only striking but strikingly appro? priate. "The vane is about six feet in length, which la be sure would be small for a swordtish. but which is big for a weather vane; and there it was still, the only swordtish vane I ever saw. and n pleasure it was to see it still there and still turning easily and as ever pointing true to the wind." Better Man of the Two. A pretty, fresh-looking young wom? an and a dreamy-eyed man got on a street car. Hardly were they seated when a look of intense despair spread over the man's face. "What's the calamity now?" asked bis companion pleasantly, but with a trace of alarm in her voice. "My tuff links!" he exclaimed tragically. "One of them is broken and an end is missing. I never can keep my cuff together until we get home. What shall 1 do?" with a wild accent on the "shall." The woman laughed with relief and answered cheerfully: "Oh, that's easy. Give me what's left of your broken sleeve link " , i He obeyed ^he leaned down, quick? ly twisted a button from her shoes, book'd it on to the damaged bit of jewelry and passed it, ready for iiumey diate use. to the man with a triumph? ant 'There!" Translated Into English. Every one has heard the story of the Englishman who was told, when ' asking what -was done with all the su? perfluous fruit grown ia California? "We eat what we can and and what I we can't we can." j The joke was told to another Eng ' ilshman. who received It with a rath : er aickly smile, and upon hia return 1 home gave his owa version of It. i "Queer people, those Americana." he said. "Peculiar sense of humor. . They told me as one of their choice 1 jokes that when asked what they did with their fruit that was left over. ' they answered that They ate what they could, and what they rouldn I they could " A Skeleton Defined. The superintendent was la the hg*tt of dropping ia to tb~ a Iff errat rlaas rooms and demanding a recital of les sons from the pupil* One day her active mind hit apnti physiology aa ?he study for exam!**Una But the little girl to whom the first | HBtlag war put ao hewlldrrcd the superta tendect sad made her lose Der po tlewce that there were ao more a ?es ttoas of a similar na tare asked Tell me. ?aid ihr -;;,.er1nfrndent. what a skeleton Is" Th. little gt-l -nought for a short tlm* "A ekeletoe*" save Sashed "A skeleton 1 Why. a ?k-le?on Is a man with his taetdre eat and hia MEYERS BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE. MF. YE RS BROTHERS. Visit Our Third Floor We are now showing a complete line of the latest Fall and Winter Tapestry Rugs, and all things to mike the home beautiful. i?? & ?<\!.' Smith's T ipeatr) Hug $11.50. Ill AI Wi t'l Blankets; 17 ft ae. SiH^-lal . IVM Mx&O Axaaiitaler itug. $$J0 raise, S|h?i?1.$1.98 S??72 Wilton Velvet Kng; $ln rata?, Bparlkl .$7.50 MntHnghMM CurlMlns in ?hlt< ?ml < i ii. ?i '.ii \ ?no. Km ttnl.$1.00 kits Panirun Veiwi Bag: $to talae special . $'5 Btni gat BJ Silkiil.-.n, yard. 1Cc. Ttlgl White Cotton Comforts: $17:. value. Special . $1.50 Hear ltiaml Shetland Floss, lu all the popular colors, per II. .$1.25 S.a- oiii 'lue o' Cretonne* ami I'phol i cry Hoods. A Few Specials From Our Second Floor $2.C0 HEATHERBLOOM SKIRT. $'.49. i iui lea' HeatiprMeooi Petti ? ? ? . in .(|. 1.1 e\? ept lima ' 1411 < 11 ? >?. full ui with deep dust ruffle. $6.00 SILK PETTICOAT. $4.9S. Made t' ko<hI ?jua'itv Taffca, I'u I ut, with deep dust ruffle. $1.50 PURE LINEN WAIST, $1.00. Made of Pare I.inen Mannish style, with front tuckis. $1.50 LONG KIMONO! 98c. UkM*** I.'n(t Crepe Kimonos: colors, blue. pink. lavender und red. triu.ui.'d with Persian bauds A Complete Line of Men's Furnishings Just a Little Lower Than Elsewhere I SWE#TERS. Sweaters in all sizes All colors and all prices, for ladies, gentle ni'-n and children; a heavy All Wool Hand Knit Sweater at fpY?O; other prices down to 11.04) each. BOYS' PANTS. We cordially tnvue you to in* ?pat t our line of !!? jrs' Pants. They arc the best values on the mar? ket: sues ti to IT years. MEN'S UNDERWcAR. W< have a complete line of Men s and Hoys Kail I'nderwear. in both cotton and wool?light and heavy weight. Prione, 25c to $2.50 per garment. MEN'S 18c ALL PURE LINEN Regular si/cs. Sp. 'c i a I, cuth..10c Mass's Kingly Working Shirts, the best i vor .50c SPECIALS IN UNDERWEAR AI.M. atdl| the best Itibbe.l and Klee. e.I l.iued ludcrwear on the murk.t .50c each. MEN'S SHIRTS. See our line of Men's Shlrts ahscliitclv the best .".lie and dollar values on the market. MEN'S 18c HALF HOSE Itiac k, tan. grey, garnet and navv Special 2 for .25c Domestic Specials! Fancy Klannelette for Kimono Dressing Sacques; regular 12 %c value at yard .,.10c Rest Outing Flannels, In solid colors and neat stripes, at per yard .10c $1.2.". Bristol lied Spreads double bed si/.e and heavy. Spe? cial .$1.00 Heavy 10c grade of Outing Flannel, neat stripes, at ..8c yd. "Royal Blue Sheets?extra heav y and a bargain-Bile $1x911; wi nh site. Special .69c Cases to match .15c 19c large size, extra heavy HlM k . Towel with red bor? der .15c $1.00 Turkish path Mats?In blue, pink, green and red. Bpav clal .85c 7c Light Colors?Shirting Prints .6c 8c Che? ked Apron Gingham..6c 2bc best grade Oaialeas; all pat? terns Special .15c Visit the Only Complete Housefurnishing Dept. Here Are a Few of the Many Specials We Are Offering. Cover?.I H .asters a goc.d aaafaJ ise and interlocking. Regular s . .-.-?I? Heater;, fully gnsr II n?w ?so.? Theae rk-k regulator Speria $2 9? Ith heav y I? Ki? rn Wash Boiler* od handles; regular Nickel Lamps fitted mith renter draft burners. These are the best made Worth $175. Spe clal .$1.4$ To.let Paper. Meyers Uro?, spe? cial red wrapper brand A g?>od qua By, worth 5c. Special 3 for". - ? 10c ?*hwia <UI* Shaker will hang <.r ?fand, these have drop lids and all perfejct; Wqrtfa SSc. Spe rial .i?c Patent Sad Irons, consisting of .1 fr? ns. handle and stand. These are rally nickeled. Worth $1.50 s?-t Spe. ial .$1.00 Alarm Clocks, guaranteed for one year, """hey have loud sound tng alarms and an every day rom fort Regular 7:.? Special ... 67c Thin Tumblers, all sound and perfect; regular ic. 8pe? ial..$' jC Mail Orders Promot y and Cart fully Fi1i?d ! Im**Z~7; - ?r ri?ii1 Branch Stores: Wlnnton Satan. S. C. .FcrTerF?tn Avphup. New port Newi, Va. j. W. COURTNEY COAL md WOOD \i Cnril Pin? Wood.11.71 K C ? J Mixed Wood.?1J0 '* Cord Oak Wood.?1.?5 Ainu }<>b lol <>f Wood, Oak Or PI??, M |ll M) for quarter of cord rharge for splitting. TTa bcsl grade* of ,oil at the lOWMt af ft Jhef price. J T wot second tn. Both ( hones SO a/tf WOOD i cord Pino Wood $1.75 J cord Mixed Wood $1.80 i cord Oak Wood $1.83 No extra charge for splitting. .Ml ei ? a< ti and kept an Irr sheds, both wood snd coal being delivered perfectly dty. Distilled Ice Co. 35tn gt. and C. dk O- fry. Bell 'Phone 88. Cits. 'Phono SOB, Oldest! Largest! Best Why send your work to laundries that gKe y>u Inferior work, when yon can have your work done at home by l? rttC l.nundrie.-i that are the most mod erj, and up to dale in the country, and . iiipi. > thr Baoat skilled labor that can ha paenred v.. claim this and can bad: what we say, send us a trial package of 'auudry, and let us con? vince you that we can give you bet? ter results than can bo obtained elae where. AND WE ARE LOCAL. Kan lea Mtaaiofl is alright but charity begins at home. \.'e most cordially Invite tha people of Newport Newa to pay our plant a visit. We will take pleasure in showing you our methods of doing better work than any other, Work Ballad for and delivered wlUl dispatch. Hoth Phones No. 10. Warwick Steam Laundrf 119 24*i '.t. Newport News, Vav Wood, Lime,Cement Sole agents for Hard Wood Charcoal and Otto Coks. Year pa? tronage solicited. Benson, Phillips & Co 24th. A Virginia Ave. Both Phonss, 7. When out shopping Why sot look for the coosaat place la the city, where yon can enjoy a FIRST CLASS DRINK , ICE CREAM Pld-Btjr of room. Atop ta *m4 ffprt. Health Food Bakery & Confec? tionery Company ! Wantnajsen Avwmw and Slat, go.