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WorJc of Some of the Legislative
Connidcration or Uie Claltns or Sub
Contr*Clor? lor Work Donc-at thc
UiiiToreity?Corporato Limits
of LyncliliuiK.
' 3ft_ g.ouso Oomnuttoo on Roads met j
fe-torday afternoon and considered two
Jjdlls ottanaa by Hons. John W. To<ld. of
Jj__eusta, and W. 11. IBlakemore, of Roek
|ng_._m, aiuthorlzing the boards of super
0iaara of their rcspective eounties to tako
?hanro of the toll roads of the Warm
fiprlngs and Harrisonburg Turnpike Com
*_he tncasurus were advocatcd by Messrs.
fohn W. Todd. of Augusta. and Wingfield
lt. Esq.. <'f Harrisonburg, and o;>.
sad by Mr. Herr'ng. of Harrisonburg.
oo-ouniuie*?. decided 10 report a com
jfrbm- in bill. allowing ihe roads to remain
?n <th<o hands of the company. but redue
feig the toll to one half of the present
JA. erub-commlttee from tfce Committi?e on
Jnnauce of the House was in session yes?
terday afternoon considering Ihe bill offer?
ed by Hon. S. L. Kcllcy, of Richmond
eity, luniho-rizlng tlve grayment of eertain
_s_b-contractors for work done and mate
Sia-s tfurnisb?yl for repairs lo the Univer
*clty of Virginia. Messrs. C. E. Langley &
ipo., the general contractors. having lail
od, the sul>-contr-ic;ors seek relief tit thc
bands of thc Leglslature. The sub-c-om
W*t_uo reached no conciusion at its session
TShn Comcnittee on Courts of .lustice of
fhte Olouae met yesterday at 10 o'clock.
Wavorable raports were ordered on the
lotknring ?measiU'res:
JEJy Mr. H_me--For tha roilief or Kretol
_*___mtoU Ccnnipany.
JBy Mr. Fkzpatrick?Aniendin:r the Code
tn petafion to ooimpoun_ine ofliences.
,*By Mr. MrfiRae?ln relation to collecting
fc?tr-i due pr>ar 1o ]S7u.
*_7ri? comtm.l~.ee also ord.exed a favorabie
fcport upon a Senate bill allowing fourth
dlass pos?m_?tcirs to act as "ustices of
the jxjaoo in Virginia,
?KLany other ma.tters. local^in their nn
4xeac, wena Hhan taiken up and dispos-ed of.
What pro-rrtisc-d to Iws a lively fight over
_Bie extension of the corporate limits of
?Uhe oily of Lynchburg was a.m'eably ad
*Jt__te-_ j-estiea-day afle,rnoon and a eompro
pniff: eneasune satisfactory to all parties,
-will i>c prcsen-ted to the Legisiature and
Tn* "House Committee on Privileges nnd
S3*ectrons imiet yestierday afternr.on and
^jonsMered u bill offered by Delegates
ff-o-wvll, of Ri-unswicrk. and Barclay. of
J_o_lngton. iunendJng eertain sections of
Sie Waltmi-Parkcr 'election laws. Dr.
gpowell a-id Major Barclay spoke in favor
jotf (Uie hill, but no action was taken in
jihe martiter. *
l Thc IHouso Oonvmltteo on Asylums and
P-*isons wae in session yesterday after
tSMOtt _Jid -oonsidened a number of meas
i.<nbere will be a joint cauc-u* 011 Monday
&_#__ next ln the Hall ot the House of
SDelggBit'es, for the purpose of nominal ing
r*B, _Kndldate for judge of tlie Eightieenth
UraBci-1 ?CHr_u.''t. The friends of Messrs.
tT-olter and Dupuy are both very active.
tin? Ithe tfight promiscs to be vrarm.
L ^Tix House Committee on Counties.
t__3t_?_ and Towns, scv?ral days ago, re
*portipd farv-orably a bill offered by Mr.
*M_rrell. or J-odford, providing for keeplns
in repair the public roads of th:; State.
The bill is similnr 1o the on,? now in
force ln a nunibur of Southern -md West
_rn States. Where it ls said to have siven
l-Tca.t sa.tisiieti'on.
Captn.in.lPi'. *T_ Purcell. or Princ? Wil?
liam, will <i?5liver a public politieaJ '.ecture
in TtlcJimond on the eve.nin_r or _*"<_bru_ry
Sth. Captain Purcell was a gallant Con
fodcrate soldier. and lin tha last contest
for -Governor announoed his enndidaey ror
tlie Democratic namlnation. but withdrCw
berorc tlie convention assembled.
Hon. John B. Moon. or Albemarle. was
fii Capitol yesterday.
Colonel George S. Shackelford. of
Orange. ex-member of the House from
itfiai. cotiiwy, wtas at the Capitol yesterday
and was waxmly greeted by his old
Robert Pettlt, Esq., ,a brother of Hon.
JPembroke Pettlt and a prominent attor
Oiey or Fluv.-i.iina, was at the.Capitol >ies
Joel Cutchins.Esq.. a prominent Ro.in
<ol*!, attorney. was at itihe Capitol yester?
day. Mr. Cutchins is a brother ot Mujor
Boi Cutchins, and is a former resldent of
this city.
(Hon. S. E. Kizer. chief-or-*>ol!ce of tlie
city of Norrolk. and' ex-membei or the
House from that city was on the floor of
the tHouse yesterday.
Hon. Francls R. Lassiter. of Peters?
burg, census super^-isor for the Fourlh
?Congresslonul Dlstrict, was at the Capl
ttol yesterday.
Colonel James Mann, ex-member of the
House from Nottoway and Amelia. was
in the House yesterday.
Mr. George Llndsey. one of the oomimit
rtoe clerks of the present ]_eglslatnre. yes
?terday reoeived a telegram from Ports
onoutii statinR- That tlie Prentis scliool had
tboen destroyed by liro, and jisking that he
xetiarn at once. Mr. Undsey is clerk of
the CCorfolk County Scho?il- Board.
1*inal I-'-n-ce Comedy.
The favoritc rural farce eomody. **Si
Plnnkard." will be the attraciion at the
Aoademy at matinee this, afternoon and
to-nlght. Richmond theatre-goors are fa
nvlliar with "Si riunkard." and tho com?
pany presenting the piece thls season is
r.ald 1o be far above the -average farce
comody company. with lirst-class special
tlos. .
lin- Ariosio I*ii inped Out.
NO-Ol.K. VA., Feb. _.?Specinl.?The
"Bi;t'>.li : ?< ?rner Ariosto.-ashore at Ocra?
coke, was , :.-.-'>ed out to-d?y. and is ex?
pected to an \ ? Jiere sbortly.
The British steamer Marstonmore.
Which was str~_l_rxl near Hatteras on
IMonday. arrivi-ii h re to-day. She ap?
pears little daniaged.
*4A Little Spark May
Make Much Work."
. ? The little "sparks" of bad blood twkhg
?n the system shouid be quenched ?_x.v:
Jfood'sSarsaparilla. America s great blood
purifier. Jt purifies.vitalizesandenriches
ihe Blood'of both sexesjmdaUages. Cures
fcrofuU, salt rheum, dyspepsia, catarrh.
. ...'??? AT BERRY'S.
Uniform Price to All
?whether you order by mail?come
\ yourself or send a boy, tlie price is
> ' the same, and any article bought can
/ be returned and your money back
without any red lape.
To-day we're pushing:
Men's $20 Suits at $13.75.
Men's $15 Suits at $9.75.
Men's $7 Suits at $4.75.
. Men's Trousers at 20 per cent.
Men's Odds and Ends $5 and $6
Shoes at $2.85.
_ ' Men's $2 Derbys at $1.00.
Lines of Men's Underwear and Fancy Shirts at 25 per cent. to
30 per cent. off!
Boys' $10, $9, $8, $7, and $6 Overcoats, Ulsters, and Reefers
Boys' $5.50, $5, and $4 grades at $2.95.
Boys' and Children's $13 Double-Breasted, Bjouse and Vesiee
Suits at $1.85.
$3.50 Garments at $2.38; $4.50 Garments at $2.90; $5.50
Garments at $3.50.
Boys' and Children's $1.25 and $1.50 Shoes at 85c; $2 and
$2.50 Shoes at $I.45:_
O. H. Berry & Co.
Outf itters to Men and Boys.
President Transmits Their Report to
Congress?Favors Government
Analogous to Territorial.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.?The President
to-day ___smitted to Congress the report
of tlie Phillppine Commission. cbmprised
iu the lirst voiume, the second voiume lo
bo issued. laler. nierely relating- to the
eJiraate and natural resources.
The report is signed by Professor
Schunnan, Admiral Dewey, Colonel
Denby and Professor Worcester.
?jjio Commission announces nself un
qualifiedly in favor of u governrheht of
the Philippincs. analogous to lhat of the
Territory of the United States with a
Governor appointed by tlie President.
They say it is desirable tliat the inhabl
ta_ts of the ArchipeJago should enjoy a
large measure of home rule in iocal af?
fairs, their towns to enjoy substantially
the rights and privileges of towns in a
territory. The proyihees shoud be vested
with substantially the functioris of a
country in a icrritory: this system
might be applled to Luzon and the Vis
cayan Islands at once. and lniUated on
the coast later. The. Sulu Islands calling
for special arrangements wlth the Sul
\tan, the Commission say. need not be eon
sidored in this connection. The Fllipinos
could mnnage their own town and county
affairs through their own ollicers, whom
they could ele< t wlth no help from
American offlcials. except such as would
be involved in control from ihe central
government at Manila:
Tlie suffrage should bc restricted by
educational or property qualifications. or
both. This system would necessitate a
small body of American offlcials of great
obillty and integrity and of patlence
and tact in dealing with other races, and
on this account the commission say they
cvuld be called advlsers or commissioners,
and tliat one for every two hundred and
lifty thousand natives should suflice, they
to report to tlie central government at
Manila. Their main function would' be to
advise town and county couneils in the
discharge cf the duties. and to watch the
collection ' revenue and its expendi?
"Our g?.. . ent of the Philippines, the
comtmlssion insists. must he adapted to
the Filipinos. The commision dlscounts a I
proposed prbtectorate, like lhat of the^
British over the Ma'ayan Peninsula, and
,an sirmilation of the relation between
Australia and Canada and' Great Britain,
the conditions differing. The protectorale
deslred by Uie insurgent leaders is one
under which the United States would as?
sume all respbnsibility ior protecting the
Phillppino Government against foreign
aggression, while their own offlcials would
collect revenues. Nor could the liability
to foreign nations be reduced witlfout per
mitting them directly to see** redress.
and such a course would, it ls to be fear
ed, specdily lead to the appropriation of
the Philippine Islands by the great pow?
ers, who would not need to seek far for
pretences of interventlon. Clearly the
plan of a self-govcrning colony, the
commission savs, is a misfit to the Phil?
ippines,- nor are the British Crown colo
nies. and colonies having representative
Institution, but no responsible govern
nienl. typiiied by Uritish Guiana and
Hoi__ Kong, respecliveiy, applicable.
The Conrmission'takes as a basis for the
government projioscd, the territorial origin
of Louisiana. Set forth in full. it provides
for a Governor and Secretary of Treasury,
and lnvests the Executive noirer in a
council appointed annually by the Presi?
dent. Courts are also providdd for.
Nearly all tlie oflice.'; will, under this
form of goveriimeni, be filled by Filipinos
and the merit system must be adopted
and lived up to. The patronage or spoil
system. the Commission says, would prove
fatal to good government in the Philip?
pines. The small number of American
offlcials needed include in the first group.
Govanior, Secretary. Attorney General.
certain 3"dges and other offlcials of the
territorial government. and the second
group heads of postal, customs and other
Tlie oflieers of the flrst group should he
appolntcid by the President. and of the
second transferred from the home service.
ln nelther case should there be examina
tion, The Filipinos, they say, .are of un
usually prom'sing material. posscssing ad
minable ;>ersonal and domestic virtues
and being peaceful. doclle and deferential
to constituted authority.
In connection. wlth the subject of gov
rrnment. tbe Commission reports the fol- j
lowlng conclusion:
1-Thc United States cannot withdraw
fi-om the Philippines. We are there and
duty blnds us to remain. There :s no es
caj?e from our resuonsiblllty to the Fili?
pinos and to manklnd for the government
of the archipelago and the amelioration
of tho condrtion of Its inhabltanis.
C?The Filipinos are whoily unprepared
for lndc]>endcnc.e, and if independence
were given to them tliey could not main- -
tain it. . I
Undox tho thlrd head Ls included a'copy '
of Admiral Dewey'a letter to Senator )
Lo *-.n\-whl__ was read in the Se;*aie the .
other day. denying- Agulnaldo's claim that
he was promised independence.
4?There being no PhiKfppine n.-jtion. but
only a collection of diffcrent p?b")*o. there
is no gcnei-1 public op'nlon iu the archi
pelag-o. but the wrn rt ?-^.^-.y and cdu- I
oation, i\?y alene U_cti il__i_-ives in I
i public affairs 'n general, recognize as in
i dispcnsable American authority guidance
and proteotion.
j "i?Congress shouid. at the earliest prac
tical time, provide for the Phllippines the
I form of sovernment herein recoihmended
| or ariothetr oqually liberal and bencticent.
j '*?Pendlng an action on the part of Con
j gress. the .Commission rteomihends that
I tho President put in operation thi? scheme
j of civil giovernment in such parts of the
| archipelago as are at peace.
7?So far as the finance of tho people
I permit. the .public schools siiculu be
1 promptly estalblished, and when ertablish
i ed made freo to all.
! S?The greatest care shouid be taken in
i the selection of officials for admmistra
tion. They shouid' be men of the highest
I ehltracter and fitness. _nd pa-.t'san poli
tic-i shouid be entirely se-paratel lrom
tho government of the P* Uipp'nes.
Tho Commission are unible to 6nd any
I means of asshnilating the tariff of the
I .lilippines with :'nit of fhe ] n"'?-d
State-.--. saylng that 'i-e dliTerencj-s . rc
j futidamental and irree. i-.nilalil--, arM tha'
I so long as the ?jxii-.ting ehasm remains
j between the econ.omic aud soci'il condi
I tions of the Phllippines ae.d those ot thc
' United States. so long it remains *m
Lpractlcalblo 1o idcntify 'hon tarifl*. The>
: therefore. reeommr-nd th-vt fcr the present
I at least. no attempt !>e m.-idc tj reapjust
i the tariff to our basis.
[ Tcrrible iOxperienco of Two Scliooncrs
i in Chesapeake Bay.
NORFOLK. VA.. February 2.?Special.?
Two badly battered schooners were towcd
in here to-day. and' both reported hav?
ing been struck by a wateisjpout, which
'came near destroying them. They are
the schooners Sarah-J. Tyler, Captain
| Vetsa. and the Eddie. Captain Thomas.
I Both were bound from Baltimore for
i Norfolk with coal. The Eddie fared worse.
| Captain Thomas said that somelhing, he
could not tell what. struck his schooner
shortly after noon yesterday as she near
| ed the Horseshoe in Chesaj>eake Bay.
Thc captain was thrown, without warning
I to the deck and' knocked senseless. When
| he recovered he found that his hip was
| severely hurt, and a torrant of water was
| pouring off the Eddie's decks. Her Tore
sail was missing. her jib bursl, and her
ishrouds were soon sheeted with ice,
which covered her from mastehad to
deck when she came in. The crew, who
were terribly frightened. said' that the
vessel ran into a w-aterspout, which burst
when she struck it. The colored cook,
whom the captain said. was prayihg loud
I ly when he revivcd, said to-day he would
] never go aboard a ship again.
The Tyler. which was some miles away,
?reported almost the same ?experienee.
Several or her sails were burst when
the waterspout hit her. These vessels
came to anchor_ after the accident, and
repaired their injuries as they best could.
, They later proceeded. and' tugs picked
! them up and towed them in here to-day.
I Shipmasters suggested that it was a
r whirlwind tiiat struck her. Captain
Thomas poihted to her ice-eoated poles,
and said' it was no dry wind.
Gives Tts Property to tlie Cliarlcstbn
| Library as an Enilowmeiit.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Feb. 2.?The
members or the South Caroiina Jockey
Club, the oldest chartered association of
its kind in the United' States, have re?
solved to turn over Its property. amount
ing in real estate, bonds and cash to over
$100,000, to the Charieston Library So?
ciety, as an eridowahent faiid. Tlie Jockey
Club has been in existence for a century
and a hair, but since 18X' no races have
been hold under its auspices.
Berore the war, and in the early part
or the century, it played a most im
| ]>ortant part in the social life. not only
or Charieston, but or the whole State.
ARer tho war several unavailing ef?
forts \vere made to revi've interest in
racing, such as that provided by thc
Beautiful and Hrilliant Scene at the
Cliamberlin. '
FORT MONROE, VA.. Feb. 2.-Specia!
The event of the season. so far. at Old
Point Comfort. was the Colonial ball
given on the night ofthc ."flst at Hotel
Chamberlin. by the Great Bridge Chap?
ter. Daughters of the Revolution. The
participating ladies were uttired in ric-h
and beautiful gowns made after the fash
ions of our great-great-grandmothers?
, dainty little short-waisted Irocks with
| stately watteau trains. pov.-dered hair
; nnd beauty patches. The gentlemen in
I knee pants. ruffled fronts. big, gorgeous
: shoe buckles, etc; also, with powdered
1 hair and rougc.
The most lnteresting part, of course,
? to the lookers-on were the old-fashioned
j dances, which made the ball-room appear
i like some beautlful picture, or a scene
. from a novel of the Revolutionary days.
Supper was served at 11:30, and if the
ball-room with the danclng was a pic?
ture, the dining-room at- thls time was
surely no lesser one. .
The entire programme was beautifully^
carried out. and was a thorough sue-'
cess, and the ladies of this society may
feel justly proud of their effort.
I -.-;
UREN.?Died, at the residence of her
son, W. P. Gorman, 24 south Cherry
street, Thursday night. at 10 o'clock,
Mrs. ELLEN TJREN, in the seventleth
year of her age.
Funeral will take plnce from the Sa
cred Heart church THIS MORNING.at
10 o'c'p-k. Friends and acquaintances ?
inv'tijd io .<?' - i *. .._
, iatermtr.. -. ?u.'ywood. j ,.**"
(Continued from Flrst Page.) _
of freight from tho South and turn lt over
to tho Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania
in return gathers large quantities of
freight in tho North ann Middle West
and twrns it over to" the Richmond. Frea
erictasburg and Potomac and the Atlantic
Coast Line, so that tho Sealboard Air Line
is regarded, in coming to Richmond. as
an intruder, seeking to share in this busi?
Tho Pennsylvania. it is tru=. says to the
Seaboard Air Line. gtve your ousmess
from the South to us and we will handle
it for you. 'But when we ask the Penn?
sylvania what they wili give us In re?
turn. tbelr reply i<=, you cannot expect us
to -bandon our old-tlme friends and al
? We tire, thererore,' forced lo look be
?yond, and we find the Baltimore and
Ohio with all the necessary faci'itios for
handling the business beyond Washing?
ton. It will bo a good thing for the Sea?
board Air ILlhe to have a connection wlth
the Pennsylvania, but we also -want an?
other connection. There appeared to be
another way of reaching Washington.
Tlie Chesapeake and Ohio now Hffnrds
a line between Richmond and Washing?
ton in a round about way. but it runs due
north to Hanover Junction, nnd under its
prlyKeges of building Ibranch- lines fifty
mue.s In iength. it could have reached
Quanttco, whero the Baltimore and ohio.
under its charter. could have built to
meet ir. but tho Pennsylvania turned up
rfs owner of the Chesapeake and Ohio.
rendering that plan Impracticablo. Thus
tne Pennsylvania Railroad is in a posi?
tion to dietate the terms and control
rates of freight. not only to New York.
Philadelphia* Baltimore, Washlngton and
nther Northern cities, but also to the
West and the Northwest. Tho question.
therefore. resolves itself slmpl'y irfto this:
do you want competition? As a business
mnn and a citizen of Ric.hmoiid. always
having nt heart tho interest of this dear
old clty. I do not believe thS-t t'ne Legis?
lature could confer a greater "jocn upon
this great and progresslve community
than by chartering a competing I'ne from
Richmond to the North.
The Richmond. Fredericksburg, and
Toiomac stockholders offer to buy frorn
tho State of Virginia a perpetual nipnop
oly of the business of the City of Rich;
mond ahd other seelions of the State for
about $*0."00 per annum. Are we re
turning to the dark ages when monop
olies are sold by the Government? I trust
thisjotter may recoil upon those who made
it r.nd that this old.State will never, for
? such a consideration, foster such a. niono
Maj. Dooley concluded his remarks with
an eloquent protest against this propo?
Mr. Isaac Diggs said that he agreed
wil'. Maj. Dooley, to whose eloi lent :i< -
dress he had listened with profound inter?
est. but he said that he held before him
u. printed proposition whieh had been
pl.-icrd in the hand of every member of
the Legislature, that it made a very fine
showing and was certainly a catchihg
proposition and that it had been followed'
by a blll offerod in the. Senate bv Mr.
'effross and in the House by Mr. Parks.
providing that Uie revenue of the Stato
from its interest in the Richmond
Fredericksburg and Potomac should be
so handied as ultimately to wipe out the
Sta?e debt.
Mr. Diggs stated that he was not enough
of a. financier to deal with lhat sTate
ment himself, but he warned Maj.. Dooley
that he and the friends of the Richmond
and Washington Air Line Railway Com?
pany would be met by that paper.
Mr. Diggs further stated that tha paper,
though crediting the State with . the
revf rue of $S,O0O for the estimated iax to up
derived from the Richmond aid AVasii?
ington Air Line, if built. still showed that
it was the interest of the State not to sell
its 'hc'dlnss :n the Richmond. Frjdericks
burg and Potomac. the effect of this be?
ing to 'continue the State as a partner in
this raliroad and td make' her opposed to
any line paraileling that road, to per
petuate its exemption from taxes and to
enable the road to get whaU-it wanted
from the legislature without sucli pro
visos as had been insisted upon with
other railroads.
In conclusion Mr. Diggs said that al?
most one of the lirst votes* he east in the
legislature when he was a member was
to authorize the sale of the State's in?
terest ;:i the lijchmond. FreJ-.rkksburg
and. Polomac and that he was proud ol"
that vote. that if this was done and the
road in which Maj. Dooley was interested
was built, and operated with the best
equipment, the Richmorid, Fredericks?
burg and Potomac would then have to
come to the State Legislature for ad?
ditional privileges when they could be
forced to give up their exemption from
taxes, and the State would then not only
receive taxes from the new road esti?
mated at SS.OOO, but also taxes from the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac'
Mr. Diggs remarks were received with
much applause.
Mr. Henry L. Cabell addressing the
chair. stated that Mr. XV. X. Mitchell, a
native ol* Richmond, but now residing at
Atlanta, was present and as he would be
able. to tell the meeting how Atlanta felt
in regard to this question, he hoped the
privilege of the lloor would be extended
to him. The chair said that knowing that
all present would be glad to bear from -Mr.
Mitchell, he invited him to address the
Mr. Mitchell said that though he was
the con-.-mercial freight agent of the Bal?
timore and Ohio railroad at Atlanta, that
he did hot spe?k in that capacity. as he
really did not know what the Baltimore
and Ohio wanted iri connection with this
question, but that as a membeT of the
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce upon its
Railroad Oomimittee, he could say that
they were most profoundly. interested in
the successful organization of thfi Sea?
board Air Line system. He then proceed?
ed to give some ?'most striking instances
of the manner in which the Pennsylvania
railroad diotatod terms to the Southern
system. and said there was not a city of
importance in the scuth to-dav whose
Chamber of Commierce would not unani
niously pass such a resolution as the one
under ernsideration.
Speaking most eloqbently of his devotion
to his native State and city and of the
pride and pleasure which it afforded him
to address the Chamber, he nvide a most
earnest appeal to the meeting to do all in
their power to estabiish this new line to
the north.
Mr. Minetree. of North Carolina. was
then introduced to tbe meet:n_ and briefly1
expressod the great interest felt by the
manufacturers of that State in the suc
csssful execution of the plans of the Sea?
board Air Line. At th's'point the follow?
ing telegram was received and read to the
Atlanta. Ga., Feb. 2. 1000.
President of Richmond Chamber of Com?
merce. Richmond, Va. :
Time too short to get up a wieeting this
afoernoon of the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce. The underslgned members in
divldually regard it'as of great impor?
tance to build the line from Richmond to
Washlngton, making'a through "ine to At?
lanta and tlie south, -thereby securing
competition. and we bellev* we represent
the sentiment ef the Chamher of Com?
merce. The railroad reprercnted by W. N.
Mltchell is a member of Chamber.
Mr. R. Carter Scott said that he had
listened witn a great deal of pleasure
and Interest to what had been said by
the various speakers; that he himself
favored competition; that. indeed, he was
ln fuvor ot' a general railroad law per
mitting>the construction of railroads, but
that in tho case under consideration tho
State had an interest v.-hich should bo
considered and protected; that it certain
lv shouid get for its holdlngs in the Rich?
mond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac what
they were-worth. and that If the, revenue
from those. holdlngs would. pay; off' th?
State debt ln nlnety years, that that was"
a matter well worthy of caretul consid?
In the discussion the State had been
?greatly lauded; that no one was prouder
of the State or would laud it more than
he would; but that in the past it had been
overgenerous. giving away. vast tenitory
and its stock ln other roads; that there
was no reason. however, why it shouid.
not get for thls stock all. that lt was:
worth, and that if. lnstetid of Virginia
owning this Interest, the city of Rich?
mond owned it.- he believed the. members
would think very carefully before. tak
ing action upon the question. He then
offered the following amendment to the
'?Provided, That sUch protection ls given
the State's Interest ln the Richmond.
Fredericksburg. und Potomac railroad as
may be deemed expedient by the Board
of Sinking Fund Commissioners."
At thls point Colonel AViiliam O. Skel?
ton. stating that he was one of the coun?
sel or the Seaboard Alr Line. said tnat
he would ask permlssion of the body to
make a few remarks. That the expres
sion "or giving it away" was f requentlv
used in connection with the propositlon
to sell thc State's interest ln fhe K'cii
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac: that
he and a great many others opposed the
use of that expression: that in the bill
in question it was proposed to pay the
hlshest price that had ever been pald
lor the stock; that tne Sinking Fuiiu
Commissioners had been authorized by
an uct of the Legisiature in l.sJ.. to sell
the State's interest under certaln eondi?
tions. and that it had ? beon advertised
without eliciting a single pos.tive offer:
that he had it irom Mr. Harman himseir.
the Treasurer of the State. that some
man had said to him that if the State
would rsell privately he would take .hc
stock at 200, but that no such sale haa
ever b?en made, and that the rumors of
these high offers were absolutely without
fouudation. ?_.
Mr.-Henry S. Hutzler expressed sur
prise that so few of the business men
had advocated this charter. lle said that
he was not interested directly in the
question of freisht rates. but that, as a
citizen of" Richn-.onci. he was very much
concerned in seelng his friends in busi?
ness get good rates and improved pas?
senger facilities and accommodatioris,
and that, therefore. he wus in favor'of
the State going out of the railroad busi?
Colonel Cuhnihgham Hall said that Ihe
resolution was well enough. but he would
hke to ask what the Chamber proposed
to <lo after tlie adoption ot the resolution.
ln replv to this the Chair suggested that
it would tirst be well to consider the
resolution and, the unienclment thereto
offered bv Mr. Scott. No one secondir.s
the amendment proposed by Mr. bcott,
the Chair ruled that it could not be
voted upon, but that the preainble and
resolution as originally proposedi by Mr.
Younger and seconded by Mr. Midjette
were before the body. The question be?
ing called for a vote was taken upon tne
preambie and resolution. and they were
adopted with but one dissenting vote.
Colonel John B. Purcell then inquired
if the preambie to the resolution wlncn.
he said, he had not heard rea.I. as,-\he
came in after the meeting commencea.
sufficientlv set forth the reasons lor tne
passage of the bill. and it being thought
possible that something more might be
said. upon his motion. seconded b> A.r.
Evefett Waddey, the Chair was request
e< to appoint % special comm.ttee of
seven members of the Chamber. who. ln
transmittlng the resolution ?-^f^_fWO
houses of tlie General AssemblJV shpu
mcmorialize those bo.lies and urge in
every way possible the passage ot tne
Wil to charter the Richmond and W ash
ingion Air Line Company.
Committee Appoiiiteil to Formulate
Suitablo Plans.
Yesterday at noon a joint meeting of
the Committees on Exhibitions and Con
ventions of the Chamber of Commerce
was held. . ?""
The meeting was called to order by Mr.
H. W. Rountree, and at his request Mr.
_lex. IL Mevcr. chairman of the Citizens'
Committee, addressed the joint commit?
tee and explained to tlu-m what a Street
Fair was and how managed. He gave
the general outline of the projected pian.
He stated to. the committee that in re?
ply to several letters he has uddressed
to" the chairmeh o? the Fair Committees
of the various cities where such fairs
had been held, he had received a number
of important answers and many useful
points, which he submitted.
Mr. W. S. Copeland read a communica
tion from Mr. E. E. Piaite. of Now Y'ork.
who introduced the Strcet-Fair into thi.
country. giving a general plan of thc
fairs and of their successful operation.
He stated that he would come to Rich?
mond to discuss the matter with the com?
mittee if the latter would pay his expen?
On motion of Mr. Garland Pollard, Mr.
XV. T. Gaskic. who was present and who
is engaged in conducting Street-Fairs,
was asked to address the committee.
He said that there were two kinds of
Kairs?thc pay-fair and the free-fair, but
that ho was in favor of the pay-fair. as
the free one was always over crowded
with an element which is not desirable.
He said that, he had conducted the
Columbus and Da.yton. O.. fairs, both
pay-fairs. and that they were the great
est possible success. At Dayton the ad?
mission fees amounted to $t'S,000 and at
Columbus to S42.000.
Mr. Gaskie submitted plans and pictures
of the different fairs which he had con?
ducted. and they were examined by the
The committee. Messrs. II. W. Roun?
tree, J. Stuart Bryan, A. H. Myer and
L. O. Miller, will formulate a plan of
Dr. Jolinson's Election.
CLIFTON FORGE, Feb. 2.?Special.?
Yesterday was the day for the special
electlon to elect a successor to the, late
Senator MacCorkle. There being no op?
position to Dr. A. Nash Johnson. and
the duy being cold, no interest was mani
fested, on which account the polls were
not opened.
A Colorado Etlitor.
Mr. XV. 11. Hunter, the managing editor
of the Denver Times, one of the leading
paper*- iu Colorado. is in the city stopping
at the Jefferson Hotel. H? ls a yourur
man who is widely known in the journalis
tic field of his liection of tho country.
Mr. Hunter has been to Washington to
appear before Congressional committees
in which his Slatz js interested. He ran
down to Richmond to spend a day or two
to see not only a. city of historic interest,
but an up-to-date, progressive and hustling
business tawn.
The Bijou.
The excelleuit bill of novelty and refined
vaudeville acts at the. Bijou has kept the
attendance at the house to the high stand?
ard. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Srew, Newell
and Shevett. Edgar Foreman and Julia
West, the Brenton-Runkel Trio. and Law
son and Marion contKbuted the pleasing
numbers, togethar with Mtss Gertrude
Haynes. Who presents a wonderful and
beautiful novelty in the "Choir Celestial."
Ueason for Her Gratitucle.
"You've no idea how grateful I am to
you," she said after ho had proposed.
"Grateful!" he exclaimed. "Am i to
understantl. then. that you accept me?"
"No; hardly -that," she roplied. "But I
have how had more proposals than any
other girl in-our .set, and I can't tell you
how- that pleases me."?Chicago Post.
"Well, -werl!" exclaimed the brigade
comrcander. "who'd" have thought to find
It here in South Africa?"
"What's that, sir?" asked the aide.
"Why, General Bullyer told me all I
was expected to do was- to get around
this chaln of entrenched hills, and after
several days' .fighting I begin to reallze
tbat thls is one of those endless chains."
?Catholic Standard and Times.
Take Laxative Bromo Qulnlne Tablets.
All drugglsts refund the money U lt falls
to cure. E. W. Grp>__ slgnat-uie ls on
each box. 25c ? ??.
tt fWfH-W _f __?
We arw th? only Dl.rtlHrr.5 in An__ric? _,i-?|wf. h?SJ__L
vania Pnro Bjeto ca-M-Mn- <Ur_-_- Bear this m a___?
We save you
proBtsand iruar.
antee absolutely
pure w b i C k e y
wlthout adulter
meilicinal _nil general use. . ?? Frepai
The famons Pennsylvania Rye, for <""_ years
doublo copper distilled and aged in wood nnder
Never less tban 8 year* old, most of it -oaaa
? _ years old when flrst bottled. Sold dlrect to
tbe coiwumer from our dUtlllery at tfia
low price of S3.60 for fonr fuli <ymr*9i that
cannot bo bought else where fdr less than. S_W_
We abo offer our SEVEN __-<_?? OLD
$"".00 for four full quarts. This is tho fine?t 7 year old rye _""?"_| Exprws
ever drank and cannot bo duplicated for less thaa S*.0O- %_*r I'rcp-ld
Wo refer to any Commercial Aarencr. Bank or Krprese Cnmpany^n TJnlted StaUM
Address all orders to Warehouse CP 609. 611.613 W. 12th St. CHICAGO.
raustrallfnr-JDcsimrt* froigh: rrrp.iiii. or writn for pnrtlrnlnrg ____> rcmittlng_
To Have and To Hold
Author of "Prisoners of Hope"
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO., Boston and New York
who ls one of tlie chlef ?*??**? ?r11S*
m___re; said tolnigbt ??"t fte i?d l"?e
doubt that the reward ^l^tfc^
There cannot now be any conce-Iment
of the fact that affairs are bortlering on
conllict in arms.
Eegal process may provide a remedy
too di'liatory to please a few of the more
imp-tlent, aml it in the power of these
to create a ?world of tvoe at almost any
time. ,
An officer of tho Circitit Court of Frenk
lin county was arrested by the militia
while a'ttempting to ,serve ncjtice of a
legal proceeding on Governor Taylor. The
clash ol to-morrow may come <wh the
officers of Shat^ourt attempt to forco the
rulinsa ot its presiding judge. Behind
this judge. the Democrats will have to
morrcw for the tirst time. an aotlve ex
^ptttive head in the person of Acting
Governor Beclthani, and from the Demo?
cratic standpoint, a regularly appointed
Adji-tnnt-Gcncral, whose orders the troopl
now errcamped around tho Capitol builu
ing are Iwund to obey.
Alonzo Walker, a stenographer. em
ployed by the Democratic attorneys. was
placed under arrest in the capitol
grounds. charged with conduct tcmiinp:
to inctte mutiny and riot. He had plnned
to the door of the private. office of Gov?
ernor Taylor a notice of injunction pro?
To-mnrrow the injunction. v.ndoubtedly.
will he frranted. Judge Cantrill has tjt?
reputation of tirm enforeement of his
rulinjrs. and will use all the po".."*r~ in
his hands to secure the operation ot* his
injunction. It Is eriually certain that the
Republicans will. pay no attention to
Judge Cantrill or his writs.
The Democrrtts claim the Republicans'
arrest of Walker while carrying out the
orders of the court has placed them in
contorrvpt of court. and they -will make
all of the point possible.
tContinued from First Vage.)
William S. Wrijrht Shot and Killed at
Room? "For"".
MIDDLESRORO. KY.. Feb. 2.?Tho re?
port that William S. Wright. ex-mem
'b?r of the Kentucky Legislature. of
Knott and "Letcher counties. was assas
sinated at Uoone Fork. on the Kenttickv
river la^t night, is confirmed by advices
to-'iiight from Hagan.
Thero -were flve shots. and two. took
effect. He was shot with a Winchester
of the same calibre as that u;--ed by the
would-be assassin of Goebel.
Taylor I'ersonally Offered a Reivard of
$500 for His Arrest and Conviction.
FRANKFORT, KY., Feb. *_*.?Governor
Taylor to-night persorially offered a re?
ward of ?*00 for the arrest and convio
tion of the man who shot Goebel.
ln making the offer ot the reward. Gov?
ernor Taylor states that the authorities
of Franklin county. in which the crime
was committed, hnve never reouested
him to offer a reward. and he therefore
offers S"300 as an Indlvidual.
Warrant lor'Stitton.*' r*""""
L.Ol'ISVT__E. Kl'., Feb. 2.?A warrant
for the arrest of James Sutton, the \\ nit
lev county sheriff. charging him with
"malicious shooting wlth intent to kill.
reached here to-nlght from Frankfort.
(Continued from First Page.)
Whiio ,in the clty yesterday Dr. Kellam
conferred wlth Dr. Cosby and any promi?
nent physlclans ln regard to est?ljUshlng
suah an institution ln this .clty. and re?
ceived uch encouragement frcm them. He
left for Washington this morning. but
?will return jshortly to complete h""s pians.
the fwork of repalrlng. refurnishing
and otherwise imrproving the hotel will
commence at once.
(Continued from First Page.)
that she had no intention to tradsJ with
the enemy.
The steamship llashona. ,frotw New
York, November 31 1S99, for Algoc* Bay,
wlth a cargo of general merchandise, in?
cluding flour, was seized Deeember 8th
,by the British warship Partridge.
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 2.?It appears be?
yond doubt that the Free State burghers
are becomlng tired of the war. and influ
entlal Free State leaders are reported to
be secretly negotiating looking to learn
ing British terms should they leave their
Transvaal allles.
New Postmasters.
WASB-NGTON. Feb. 2.?The PresideflBt
to-day _c__nafred Harry S- Edwards to
be postmaster at Macon, Ga
The Senate to-day confirmed E. L.
Bampfietds postmaster at Beauj"ort, S. C,
and W. H. Mbsby. Bedford City. Va.
Hon. W. ,P. *_cRae, member ot the
House of Delegates from Petersburg.: ls
conflned to hls.-rooro ? at tha _?_erso_
Hotel by an attack of the frijt
Proprietors Have Their Operator Ar?
rested for Crooked Practice.
Twcnty CoIIejro Students Assault a Ne?
gro With Deaclly "Weapous ? A
Younjr Couple Marrieil by a
Masisti-ate? C'hilil Buructl.
i iDfRHAM. N. C Feb. 2.?Speclal.-The
: bucket shop recently opened here by
{ Messrs. Burroughs & Bowen, two young
business men of Durham. is in trouble.
The firm employed Sam Perry as tele?
graph operator and general manager.
Thinking that 'Sam was using the tirm's
name for personal speculatlon. they had
him arrested on a warrant cla*TO_n_ tha:
?Perry had misappropriatetl one hundred
and forty odd dollars. The tes-Iniony
brought out during the trial wil. tndict all
three before the next grand jury. Perry
was discharged by the :r_,^r;.-?:r.i;e.
sar_a>EN_s ondeir A_fi____T.
Three Trinity stuu.ri.ti; were bound over
to the next term oi" the Supetier Cfcxart
yesterday for assault Ing a. neg?j with
deadly weapons. They all are .nesabera
of tbe Trinity base-bali team.
West Uurhi-m had a Grt-tna Green affair
last night. Mr. W. L Fliruum. an_ Mlsa
Moilie Babbit eloped and were martied
; by a. justice of the peace.
Marriage llc-enses issued for January
average one a day.
CHILD BL'__*-E_3 TO *:>:-.". VTH.
The little rhi.d of S*?rs? -" niK wa_
burned to death yestwfay '.- ' nitig- S :e
stood too near the graKa-; her <.?-::.? ?*
caugbt. and before. l-.er motbes ;-3--.'.: ;.-???:
them off sho was blstered frora l-^.id to
loot and had swallowed tha .*"ame.
Hut the Southern iiailw-ty W.:>N"ot tlie
RALEIGH, N. C, Feb.- .-Special.?Tho
report that the Southern railroad has
bought the Aberdeen and Ashe'ooro and
tho Caroiina and Northwestern ral road
is a mistake. Vice-President" Ahdrews,
of the Southern. sa;,s it is understood
that the Caroiina ar.d Northwestern h. s
been purchased for some parties North.
but tiiat their r.ames are not known
As to the Aberdeen and Asheboro road.
the Southern had arranged for a through
car service over lt so as to gei so.Tie of
the business of Southern Pines an.l line
The Normal College of Greensbora open?
ed with 2."x> students.
It wiil be remembered that lt was
stated that Senator Butler and ex-Rail
road Commissioner S. Otho Wilson had
recently made up tb.-.ir little differenees,
Now It seems Butler has pronilsed. Wil?
son a Congressiq-ial nomination. Wil?
son is just back from Washington. where
he went to see the Poptilist Senator.
The State treasurer paid out in January
$ The largest ltem was for
pensions, and was J-1T.4T0. Iu December
he paid out $__.3-15.25. This ihcluded
the $62,000 for the penitentiary farnis.
"Thus the disbursements for the tirst
two months of the fiseal year. which,
begins December lst. are S*4+.3i_""I.
The receipts of the post-olttce here
since the lst of January were more than
"4.000. Until recently the yearly re?
ceipts were only S32MO. At the present
rate of increase Raleigh will soon be a
lirst-class office.
The qaurtermaster general has re?
ceived 4Sft new rifles which with same
already in hand will be trsed to equlc
nine c?mpanies of the First regiment
and three companies of the Third.
/ Cresceii*: Cicy I.aeea.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 2.?Cotton Plant.
who scored easily in the fifth race, was
the only winning , favorlte to-day. the
taient maklns the mlstake ot preferrlng
Tom Middleton to Baratarla at the
weights in the handlcap. The track was
fast.. Results:
First race?selling. seven furlongs?Ne
karnis (3 to 2 and S to 5) first. Debrlde
(6 to 5 and 1 to 2) second, Corialis tS to .1)
third. Time, t:2Sr_.
Second race?six furlongs?Ophella Buss
(10 to 1 and 1 to 11 first Etta Fonso (4 to
1 and S to 5> second, Siddarth (20 to 1)
third. Time. 1:15 1-1.
Third race?one mile?J. E. Cline 07 to
1 and 2 to 1) first, Quannah Parker (S to
5 and 7 to 10) second. Tip Gallant (13'
to 1) third. Time, 1:41.
Fourth race?handicap, mile and one
eighth?Barataria (_ to t and 3 to 5) tirst.
Our Nellie (15 to 1 and 4 to 1> second*,
Strangest (7 to 2) third. Time 1:54 1-4
Fifth race?selling, six and a half fur?
longs?Cotton Plant - (5 to-. _ and eveul
first. Thurles (12 to 1 and 4 to I) second,
Baner Green (15 to 1> third. Time. 1-J_r.
Sbcth race? mile and -one-sixteenth?
Arthur Behan (3 to 1 and 6 to 3) ttrst,
Major Manslr ( "to 1 and S.to- 5> second,
_*lori3ar (7 to 10) third. 'Time. t:_0.
Stops the f iiu.li
and Works OlT ilus C'olil.
Laxatixe CBromo?Qu_nl_.e Tablets c**i?e $
cold Ia one day. 'No cure, no pay. Prlca Ss

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