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SATURDAY. .. MARCH 22, 1902.
The two great tobacco companies of
tho world have gone to war, and It Is
war to the knife—or to the bank account,
rather. The American Company a year
op more ago commenced to do business in
England, and the Imperial was organized
lo fight it. Instead of pursuing regular
old-fashioned business methods and try
ing to outrival its competitor by offering
to the public better goods at the prevail
ing prices, the Imperial on the ISth in
stant issued a circular offering a large
bonus to its customers, retail men, who
would undertake "not" to sell the Ameri
can's goods for a term of years.
They advertised widely, appealing to
23^-1 tisii* 'patriotism' t for"s'apport in jtheir
fight against the American trust, and
at last proposed, in effect, that the public
should boycott the American Company's
goods, whether made in that country or
In pursuance of this boycotting scheme,
Jte Imperial offered bonuses to the amount
of 5230.000 per annum, which movement
h.as been "countered" by an offer from
ifie American Company,. to give in bonuses
ijH tlieir,. profit jn.J.hat. country and $1,
t'3.1.000 a year for the next four years!
•'{'Unless British patriotism and dogged
ness stands the Imperial in uncommonly
pi»od .stead. St 1 would seem that the offer
ai the American Company is overwhehn
•Virginia and North Carolina as tobacco
growing States would like to see com
petition in the leaf tobacco trade, and
Isatjiban be .secured best by the continued
Ixistence of the two companies. As we
jave said;-; tli isj ls a right whore much de
lends upon the pugnacity and pertinacity/
>f the British retailers and their cus
{ It may be that those who adhere to the
fortunes of the home company will have
jthc 'sympathy ."and support of many pco-
HcV'!who in .-"their own lines of business
jjave^folt the sharpness of American com
petition. On the other hand, the "boy
cott" is exceedingly haterul to thousands
l>f Englishmen; besides, tobacco is a
plant not grown at all in England, and
only to a moderate extent in her Austra
lian colonies.
tln this part. of Uncle Sam's domain the
snanscs will wish the Imperial well, but
the fact remains that the British com
pany has started a race in which .they
in'ay be outrun. However, they had to
do something. They could not stand'
still. They had to quit business or light,
and true to the traditions of Joliti Bull,
they have chosen the latter course.
f. By a vote 0f. 33 to 13 the bill proposing'
to lease, out the oyster grounds of Mary
land in the Chesapeake bay has. failed
in, the Senate of that State.
1, Ttcf erence has been made in the Dis
patch Ic> tho death of George W. Ward,
of . Winchester, formerly a member of the.
State Senate, but we do not recollect
that it ever has been stuti-d lhatihe was
h. brother of: the late It. D. Ward, of
iticliniond. "Bob" Ward was a lawyer,
■iv'ho was much beloved-; by. newspaper
folk; and was hhnßiiliy considerable oT a
■writer, particularly of 4 local hislory.'ln his
latter .years he filled the position of-tip
£t'afl? of tho: Court of "Appeals, and, as In
duty bound, he; kept fine order in tho
court-room, lie and" the Senator both
%v ere men of ability and amiability, and
i ■ .-. ' . . . - r
to' their credit are many good and gene
rous deeds done their fellow men.
| We confess to a. prejudice against Gen
eral' Nelson A. Miles— a prejudice that is
of long standing and: which most southern
iisjoplo will agree is entirely justifiable and
defensible. His general make-up and style
arc 'not such as. to command our respect,
Slid .there is one particular chapter in his
record which riles us every time we recall
It. Yet we have to confess also tliat there
are- certain things about Miles which,
willy-nJliy, compclf from, us sneaking ad
miration. These arc his? persistency, the
• impenetrability of his cuticle to the slings
and. arrows hurled at him by the autocni
llo .War Department ring, and the ' elas
city with which he rebounds to an upright
and'deflant uttitude after being knocked
down. By intimations that his advice
doeen't count and that his opinions are
not, regarded as worthy of the slightest
consideration;; and by positive rebuffs and
rabukes, ililes has -been f laid but of tener
and laid out flatter than any other man" in
thfi United- BUtes, holding a .: prominent
.Official, position. But h©-has never, failed
to "bob up" serenely and : "chipper.' -nnd
ÜBlresh as. a dalsy^- remove
rßuuntlet frbuv his ; sword-hand^ and
pOytQ '.town-am a;challcnß«;to his admin
letrallon enpinltts. to "come a«alb," Aed
while" conf essinp we mJght : as well ) make
a clean breast of it, and admit— although
I wo do so grudgingly— th.at, Miles ;has.: his
uses. .-.-.- ■ _ -. : - ' :>-:;;: >- :; ; - r -■"-• ■' ■ "" '-
> ■ Hardly .had died away the echoes;of the
resounding knock-out whack"; General
Miles provoked by, his .proposition -to go to
the Philippines and end the^war,; before he
JhvJted another, and, pefhnps. disciplinary
blow, by criticism of, aHd'bpposltion to,
tlie army reorsTUiization bill, especially
tho. "general stafT* feature thereof. - Tho
bill was prepared by Secretary of War
Root and Adjutant-General Corbin, and is
a pet" of ; theirs. At a private hearing be
fore the Senate Committee on Military
Affairs Miles swore by "flery-eyed' Mars"
that if the bill became a law he would re
sign. Aside from the' broad military objec
tions to it as he saw them, and which he
urged in detail, he declared that the mea
sure would degrade his office: and ho con
tended that under one of the sections of
the measure "it would be competent to
one day promote a captain to the position
of brigadier, and the next day make him
chief of staff, thus practically placing a
captain at the head of the army."
So it would seem. 'But why not. if the
policy of the Navy Department is to
be taken as a precedent by. the War De
partment, and President Roosevelt is not
to be rebuked? Did not the Navy Depart
ment, in organizing the fleet that operated
against Cervera, do virtually the very
thing Miles held would be rendered com
petent by the Root-Corbin bill? And did
not the President, in reviewing the Schley
case and sustaining the iniquitous ver
dict of the majority of the court of inquiry
commit himself to the principle of "a cap
tains' fight?" If a captains' fight is com
petent, why not a captains' war? Miles
was audacious and',, stated facts at the
expense of discretion: for he' pave both the
powerful naval clique and the President
a severe back-handed lick.
But his indiscretion and his provoca
tion to the War Department and the Pres
ident to "sit on him," did not stop here.
"Warming up," we are told, "he asserted
that the bill was calculated to accomplish
no purpose, except to allow the Secretary,
of War and the Adjutant-General to pro
mote the interests of their personal favor
ites." Then he informed the committee
"in confidence," that with the bill a law
he could now name the men who would
hold the places of honor provided under
it. No wonder that after these two shots
there is talk of another "roasting" for
Miles, which will practically render his
resignation or application for retirement
necessary. We are not prepared to say
that in either event the country or the
army would suffer greatly. But we think
that Miles's latest performance is well
calculated to buttress our suggestion that
he has his uses, seeing that it can hardly
fail to awaken the public mind more tho
roughly than ever before to the bureau
cratic abuses at Washington, and empha
size the demand for a change of adminis
tration that will wipe them out. What
ever may be the general merits of the
bill, in view of the many late evidences of
the rule of favoritism at the national
capital, it will be recognized that Miles
shot very close to the mark. .
The journalistic field of this city suffers
"a most decided loss by the retirement of
Mr. Harvey L. Wilson from the associate
editorship of the Richmond News, and
that of Newport News makes a distinct
gain by his acceptance of the position of
editor-in-chief of the Newport News
Mr. Wilson is one of the most thoroughly
equipped newspaper men in Virginia, and
our contemporary down on the Roads has
drawn a prize in securing his services.
In addition to his talents as a writer Mr.
Wilson enjoys a wide acquaintance and a
personal popularity that cannot but make
immensely for tho success of the enter
prise with whicn he has now cast his lot.
The Caton bill, with respect to pensions.
now under, discussion in the House of
Delegates, differs in essential particulars^
froln the Senate bill, and in the opinion
of many persons affords safe-guards which
the latter does not present. The Circuit
courts will be called upon to administer
it. and those who were added to the
lists under the Parks law will be required
to file their applications anew; but; it is
argued, they will be. glad to do so, inas
much as the new law instead of giving
them a pittance of $2 or ?3, such as they
received last year, will put them on full
equality with the, old pensioners.
Whether the Caton bill is just the thintr
wanted or not the Dispatch isreally unable
to say, not having had the privilege of
hearing all of the arguments used pro and
con; but we are sure! public sentiment—
veterans* sentiment, "especially — will sus
tain the Legislature in whatever effort it
makes to provide for the worthy and cx
chule the unworthy. Some check would
seem: to he necessary if it be true, as
has been stated, -that some counties are
trying 1 to outdo other couni.es in drawing
upon the pension appropriation. We must
hope that there is no such rivalry; but it
appears to. he admitted that the Virginia
pension ' rolls contain names that ought
not to he there.
The pension question is difficult to deal
with. ' It is a' "ticklish"" subject, niost
public men are afraid of it, yet we have
heard nothing- but approbation expressed
for Governor Montague in his bold and
straightforward method of dealing- with
the resolution setting- apart for pensions,
in -advance of any legislation, $303,000 in
the State treasury.
It is a pity Virginia hasn't adopted the
Georgia system of laying a special tax for
pensions. In that way the pension ques
tion is removeu from discussion where
general revenue is i concerned, and the
tax-payers are at liberty to be as generous
as they please with disabled veterans and
the widows of our soldiers.
it not be said that the tax-re
duction resolution adopted by the Con
stitutional Convention meets this very de
mand. We think not. If the experience
of Georgia is to count for anything the
proposed provision of- our 'new Constitu
tion would prove hopelessly inadequate.
But that ilside.. All we wish to say now
Is that the Legislature ought faithfully
tfnd zealously to try to'frame a law that
will give relief to the worthy and shut
out the unworthy applicants, and in that
purpose-it will find' itself sustained by a
hearty^ public sentiment. . ■
- ; .■■■/. ' • ■*' ' .-••"■•'- _■ : '•-. - -'.
'} .William K. Vandorbilt Is said to; have
sold out his >Jekyi Island Club stock,
which 7 consisted of one share, to J. Pler
pont Morgan; -who ;' now,'-- accordingly, -.; has
two.BharWiThe price paid 1 for, the oii«
share ■is - placed at $500. \ Tho stock. Is re
garded as "worth much more thari_thls. : :.-..-■,-
We are glad to see the statement that
ping-pong ; is not as silly as its name sug
gets.. - • "'-. - '
■"England. Russia, and Austria have ad
monisiied the Sultan, thathe must main
tain order in Macedonia.":;: : ; V
The' question Is, Can he do so while 'the
Stone ransom money holds out?
Ex- Judge Noah Davis, who' : tried and
sentenced "Boss" Tweed, died of old; age,
Thursday last, at his home in New- York.
He will'now appear in a court where both
he and Tweed will stand : at the bar.:- ..
To our mind the success or the failure
of the 'convention, is at stake. If a good
suffrage, law Is passed the. gathering, .will
go down into history as the jhost benefi
cent in the records of the™ State; if '"a
bad. one is tho result, despitemany other
virtues, it ■: must : ever be "considered "- a
failure.— Charlottesville Progress.
Vfe a^ree-with you, friend.' But, for.
the suffrage question the convention
never would have been called. The,Not
toway resolutions "put life and fight- into
the wavering, column and spe"d : it on to
victory. Yes; suffrage restriction's the
A School Reminiscence.. ,■: ;-
A Connecticut school master thrashed
forty-nine scholars in one day, .and the
Nutmeg State. papers are bragging .that
he broke the record:- He may have brok
en the modern record, but not that of. the
"better days of the Republic." Just be
fore the war between the States the late
"Richard Anderson more* than doubly over
topped " the Connecticut, man's perform
ance. It was when he was classical as
sistant :to William Dabney Stuart, whose
school house was on the north side of
Clay street between Fifth and Sixth.
Stuart^was sick, and "old Dick," as the
assistant was affectionately called— for he
was as fine a man as ever lived— was
running things alone. The boys, about
one hundred and fifteen in number, .in
dulged in a concerted. and excesslv&.'out-,
burst of hilarity arid devilrneritV and'An-
dcrson vowed by the shades of some dbs'eri
or more Latin, and Greek; authors that if
they repeated it he would wallop tho
whole party. We did repeat it, and An
derson, who had expected the repetition,
and armed himself with a bundle of
switches cut from the trees in the yard
of. the German Lutheran church on Sixth
street,; . proceeded to keep - his. vow,', in fast
and furious style. ..The schoiars ranged in
age from ten to seventeen and eighteen
years, and not one escaped. It was a
circus while it lasted and the yowls and
laughter evoked by the occasion might
have been heard squares off. When Ihe
last of the boys had been dressed down,
Anderson was so^exhausted that we had
to turn, in and fan him with Mitchell's
atlases "to' -prevent'- hiny from' fainting;." -'So
'the Connecticut school"' 'teacher '"-didn't
break the record of the "better cay's "of
the Republic," , as not a few men .who still
have a lively recollection of that painful
but ridiculous experience in Stuart's
school on a certain June morning can
_ Cjirreii^Comment.
"j'Tiie Providence (R. jt-1' Journal' says' that
'''{o-pass' 229" 'private 'pension ''bills "in"'^llo
minutes, tfle record of the House of Rep
resentatives one day last -week, is a pub
lic scandal." _-.-.--.
"True. But what care the politicians for
that, so long as the looting helps their
fence building?
After the interchange of courtesies be
tween John Dillon and Joseph Chamber
lain, the United States Senate will have.to
be content to play second fiddle to^the
British House of Commons— for a while.
• While Dr. C. W. Matt'son. of Brookville,
Pa y was making alterations to ijis home
recently he discovered a closed passage
way leading from the cellar to a good
sized underground room some distance
from the house. Tho house originally be
longed to Judge Heath, an anti-slavery
advocate,'.'; who was connected with the
famous ',, '"un'dcrsTOund 'rajlrb.n.d.''-rNew
jor^Tribline:! iT? " \ S " '<% g fj>
V» v hi eh means that the concealed room
was a receptacle for .stolen goods.
Tho street organs'" of New York seem to
be even lousier and more distressing in
their din this spring than in other years,
it is told of 'Ralph Waldo Emerson that
his kindness of;' soul was so inexhaustible
that he never allowed a wandering min
3trelto pass his door without a present to
tho Avayfaruig troubadour.— New York
Tribune .tj._ ,-Jtf- " " ..* *.»-•.. i-t S? .^.^^ .
Pretty "much the- same: with Coibnei'
Shiolds, so. long connected with the Rich
moncl Whig. He always gave to the
organ grinder, both owing to his kindness
of heart-and because, as he said, the hand
organ made the music of the people.
A contemporary has this: -Mr. Seddon,
the Premier of New Zealand, popularly
knov/n as "King Dick," thinks he can
sing. "i and once when' he. was travelling
in a steahiur on 'the Taranaki coast he
treated ;the saloon passengers to a few
songs one evening. The captain.— a polit
ical -uhemy— stuck to the deck, and would
not so down' to share in the entertain
ment.,{ Serldpn ..saw hini .afterward and
"said. upbrai<lir;s : ly, :"V: "Vv r hy'> didn't you'-convj
down \o heuV the singing?" "Singing?'.'
replied tho skipper. "I didn't know that
there was; :my goir.g on. I . heard. a'deuce
of a noise, but I thought it was the !ov>
ins of the cattle wo have aboard!"
Which reminds us or a story. Judge A.
M. Keiley was wont to tell ! at "his own
expenss. He was left at horns one Sun
day while the rest of the family went to
church, and put in tne time ''singing"
hymns. His father on .returning xc!d him
that as he approached "the house he was
intensely mortified and shocked to real
ise that a son ; of his was 'violating the
day by sawing planks in.- the 'garret. '
A Gentle Hint. ; ; ?
(Caroline McCormack in the Drawer
•_ Harper's Magazine for April.)
If I were you, and you v.-ere I,
- Mamma, -
loud-,, be. allowed the. crust of pie,' :>: >
Mamma, . " ■''- "-' ;
And sugar, too. And if high-spy
\ou liked' to play, or kites to fly
1 (1 like thorn, or at least I'd try-
And lessons should be by-and-Vv
1 m sure, you wouldn't .ever
, were : you, and you, were I, :: :^
Mamma] "' : '*^
If you were I, and I were you,
>„.>, • ;-.•";•■ Mamma, : ■ '.
1 d ask ,. y . ou whaf you'; wished to do ' '
•; v V*- -: - :; 1 0-'. r; Mamina;':. •-- :.-' „-'-v ::.:/,
■ii jou^vvere I, and I were you -.:.,-
Mamma. -: -■ ' '.'■'. ..^v" 1 v
': \- (pliicagovrrlburio.) ' "
thSe 3 ota^" f ; Lemno S .Uike
inose. of a later, period, : Vwere inthe Habit
iron/"- - - Upite v r . wrought cunningly, in
. Pausing one day In his work, he i *d
hl3^gTimy^reheadvwittt' his: leather apron, .
arid i 1!i 1 ! smiled at tho children. - ■ -
-■■ -''Rubber!"-:he*6ald. ■<■ ' . '
- : VYcs,"'they; answereel ;him;c"liut:yulca-'
•nize'd." *.•■■; ;v '■■■: : - '■"■;,.': i-'v^V, 'V-^'-^:.;^;---'-^ "•■•''
.^Arid*; the ; Cyclops winked ; at : each ' other ■
in their. artles3 7 one-eyed way. •' , . ]
■'.:"::.- ; ;-.v-, ; ;.;■;;■■-.;• A;- Rnitlc -Martyr. ■■■■ ■ •
r ; ' (Baltimore Herald.) •
. "She ;iS; the imost'sacrificin' woman fer
miles ; around." -" . - ; 1"
'■ ''.'ln what, way?" •■■■: : : .;• "'.- : •■.-.."' . ;- :; ;/.:.,- '■:-',
• "AVaal, r v whenever they git"< up _a\ lawn
fete or,-,sumpen .like for the church in
which "th'-r expenses are more'n-th': pro
ceeds.rth','committee alwus; sends her/up
to acquaint th 1 ' pastor with th.results."/
'.-Had HiH Doubts.
* (Washington Star.) - ■
'" "Do you think that Hamlet. was insane?!'
asked^the'confrbversial person.' . .Vi \ %
."Well," . answered Mr..Stormingtori:Bar
nes,; "of course -there;: are arguments on
both sides; of that question." ? r; : :
;"I r disagree with you. There is abso
lutely nothing to show that" Hamlet .was
not in absolute possession" of his faculties.
. • ".You .forget .-the scene ; with, the players.
.That ,-lis' : the' > one • incident ; that awakens
ray : doubts. -I would feel surer of Hani-;
let's mentality if he weren't so willing to
back the . first . theatrical company, that
came his way. . . i- .
. Evidently Xo Friend of His.
• (Chicago Post.) .
"I thought you were friends." . '..:
"Friends! Friends!! Why the man's
enmity is so malignant that he gives every
book agent and canvasser who comes to
.his office my address and tell him I'm an
easy mark." ' : .
The Winning Xanie.
(San Francisco Bulletin.) .' . '....
"Do you think Boggs would make a win
ning candidate?" -"■
"What's his first name?"
. VAlgernon."
-'..- '..'Turn \ him down! "We must have a
candidate the boys can call 'Bill.' "
Constitutional Convention
r,""^.. " Friday, March 21, 1902.
'.*., The^Cenvention met at 10 o'clock A. M.
,',lPrayer.by Rev. B. L«. Goodwin.
„,,The PRESIDENT: The Secretary will
call the roll. .. - '-■
The Secretary called the roll and the fol
lowing delegates answered to their names:
- Present: Allen, George K. -Anderson,
W. • A. Anderson, Ayers. Barbour, Bar
ham, Manly H. Barnes, Thomas H.
Barnes, Boaz, Bouldin, Braxton, Bristow,
Brooke, Brown, P. W. Campbell, Carter.
Chapiiian, Cobb, Daniel, Dunaway,
Egglestbn, Epes* Fletcher, Flood, Garnett,"
.pilmpre. Glass, B. T. Gordon, James W.
Gordon, R. L. Gordon, Green, Gregory,
Gwyn, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardy, Harri
son, Hooker, Hunton, Ingram, Claggett B.
Jones, G.W. Jones, Keezell, Kendall,
Lawson, Lindsay, Lovell, Marshall, Mcll
waine, Meredith, Miller, SMoncure, R. "vVal
ton Moore, O'Flaherty, Orr, Parks, Pedigo,
Pettit, Pollard, PortloGiv, Quarles, Rich
mond, Rives, Robertson, Stebbins, Stuart,
Tarry, Thorn, Thornton, Turnbull, Wad
dill. ■" Walker. Watson,' Westcott, Willis,
'SVr^e/'yWoodhouse, Wysor, Yancey, the
-"President.— SO.
The PRESIDENT : It appears from the
call of the roll that SO delegates are in
attendance— more than a quorum.
The Secretary will read the Journal of
yesterday's proceedings.
The Journal of yesterday's proceedings
was read arid approved. - '„->:.
Mr. Hooker asked and obtained one
clay's leave of absence, beginning to-mor
'row.-'-fof -Mr.- Green". '" "'- ■' ' ••
Mr. P. W. Campbell asked and obtained
four days', leave of; absence beginning to
morrow, for Mr. Hooker. ' ■ ~ :
Mr. "V\nilis asked and obtained' two days'
leave of absence beginning to-morrow,. for
Mr. Lawson.
The PRESIDENT: I desire to lay be
fore-the Convention a communication,
whiqh the Secretary will read. -.:
The Secretary read as follows:
"Richmond, Va., March 21, 1002.
"Hon. John Goode, President Virginia
Constitutional Convention, -Richmond,
Va.: , 1 " - ; ' .•'■' :
"My Dear Sir,— Richmond Lodge, No. 45,
Benevolent and Protective- Order of Elks
will hold its annual ; meeting for the elec
tion of . officers" for ; the ensuing year, on
Wednesday evening; March 2tl!h.
"We are building our. new hall, and in
consequence thereof the room we' now :
meet in will not accommodate the large
number that will be present on that occa
sion, and we respectfully ask the Conven
tion ''To grant this lodge the privilege of
meeting in the hall' you are now occupy
ing, on Wednesday, March 2G, 1902, : at S
o'clock P. M.
"Thanking you and the Convention in
advance, T am, Very respectfully,
•"Exalted Ruler Richmond Ledge, No. 45,
.Benevolent and Protective : Order of
Mr. M'ILWAINE: I move that the re
quest be granted.
■J-JTUfe. motion was agreed to.
**Mr?, r bUNAWAY: I move that the Con
ventibn do now adjourn. ,*
The motion was'asreed to and the Con
vention (at 10 ojclock and. 15 minutes) ad
journed until to-morrow, Saturday, March
"2, 1002, at 10 o'clock A. M. .
Baliir.ioi-CRiis Interested in Virginia
.--' siml Soutlnvcstorn.
(Baltimore Sun.)
Mr. George "Blakistone, president of the
Union Trust Company, was in New York
yesterday in connection with the plan of
a. syndicate to acquire upward of 100.000
acres of "coal land in Southwest Virginia
and to build the eld Virginia and South
western and Ohio River and Charleston
It is said that the underv/riting,syndi
cate has been completed and the amount
J2,C00,000, --largely oyei--subscribed. The plan
is to organize a new company with a cap
italization of from ?D,000.000.t0 $12,000 000.
Mr. Blakiston will probably be the pres
ident. The railroad lines to be completed
will form a short route; from the coal
fields of Wise county to Lincolnton, N. C.
From there they 'will run over "the'Sea
hoard Air Line to Soutuport, X. C, . where
large coal piers and docksjwill be built
to. handle the coal and other* business. The
Union Trust Company employed:-well
known experts to examine the property
avid report, among them Professor AY. B.
Clark, of Johns Hopkins University; ' John
Scott, a. railroad expert, and William T.
Manning,, former, chief engineer of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Mr. Man
ning may become chier engineer of the
new "road. ""
.Baltimore, Philadelphia and New .York
capitalists are interested in the plan.
A Lenp in tlie DarU. ■ .
. .(Brunswick Gazette.) _ : :.-. .
It is too late to grieve, over ;spilled milk,
but we cannot think btherwise.thahithat
\the . convention in reducing :'■ the rate of
:State';taxes from 40 to 30 cents ori;,thb $100
of the assessed value "of property made
a serious mistake, and one that may ; prove
far-reaching in ' its injurious J effects.' We
are -heartily- in favor of reducing; taxation
whenever,' it can be done with -safety, . and
without detriment to the 'public^ welfare/
In this instance, the* convention: haq'cer
tainly taken "a leap ' in Vthe :; dark." ■It
has ;no. certain knowledge of the •': effect
that will be wrought in" the financial {con
dition, of .the. State . by; the Changes that
have been ;' made: .in ; the organic law.
Everything is r a.".mere .matter -of. surmise
and . con jcctiire:: The Ireveinsop -ht'J lv'K.V- ■' tV
may thereby: be. Increased,- but until -the
; new 'Constitution .goes; ittioeff^o.;iiiia.rii.- 3
'.provisions; are pracucally ftesiOiUrib. ■'ririiiri
is;:wise^ehoughvtb;know : \7i>a^thesrca\i^t
as to the State's freyenues'wiil: be. Every-;
thing :;;isj: shrouded^ with irribre -;br;: less
uncertainty, (and Juritiiuhlg: is i reniqved ] bx
the' question of reducUon to the'Legisla
•ture^whlch T couldihavebee^^^
; tb?siveothe^tax-payers^of«the*Statekthe
' benefit 'of ? any .ireau'etion* that ; an- increase
:lritthesreverit:e Uirider the friew\Cbnstitu-.
itiqnTwould "justify;^
making the ; reduction Swas 3 riot Ito
; the '■ burden:, upon ; the % shoulders ;? of ; ; the
; r pebple,:butto ; pbpulariz6 the Constitution;
arid -to win /votes ; in favor.; of i its '.ratifica-;
tiotifrt ItT was a bait thrown ; out} to; catch
gudgeoris.' When assessments : are fair and
,unif bnri, ) the , State tax.feven; at, itsJpres
: ? ent r rate, is not "- : onerous:: v! lt' is. the county.
i andnthe municipal taxes 1 that -create \the
burden the people find it hard to;bear. v \
? : ; ? ;7 Will Settle Trnst Prolilein.
: (Hampton Monitor.) .= ; .
.If the women get the franchise, as they
hope'.,to, ;; the, trust problem will. be settled.
No 'woman will: stand by and sectnejbeto-;
pus i gather in ; its/ wide embrace flowers,
candles, ■ arid perfumes. The two /latter
trusts were incorporated in the past. week.
...... „. „_^ .. . — . — _ ;-^^_j_ ; --.-•:;_ •-. -.*./.'-
V CHEAP RATES '- : . ""--;; ;
For "Virgrinln-Dny at the South Caro
: linn 'Inter-State nml West Indian
Exposition— Charleston, S. C.
'The Atlantic Coast Line railroad ■-'com
pany..•'announces.-a rote of $6.50. for' the
round trip; from Richmond, Petersburg,
and all stations on'its line in- the State
of Virginia to Charleston, ' SJ C tickets to
be sold on April the" 15th -only, good to
return until April 20th. ' All who . contem
plate., going should take* advantage of
this cheap rate. This line" is the quickest,
shortest and best route to Charleston, and
has three daily trains composed of solid
vestibule cars -with dining car serviced
has no transfers, "and Vis ■" the only line
running solid trains to* Charleston.' 'V
For full information apply X.Q any. agent
of the company, or
Division Passenger Agent. S3S east Main
street," Richmond. Va.
Via the Seaboard Air-Line Rnil
' . __- • : . way. : ' ..-■-■ ■ ■ : .
The Seaboard Air-Line railway Is now
operating the most palatial train in the
country, known as the "Florida and Me
tropolitan Limited," which is operated as
a solid, train from New York to St. Au
gustine, Fla. It is composed of the' fol
lowing equipment: Observation Car,
Drawing-Room Sleepers, Dining Car, and
between New York and Atlanta through
Pullman Sleepers ; daily. Through Pull
man" Sleepers between .Washington and
Southern Pines and'Pinehurst, N. C, tri
weekly. Connection af Jacksonville with
Sleepers to arid from Tampa and Or
lando. Parlor Cars on trains Nos. 27 and
66, "The Seaboard. Fast Mail"— between
Jacksonville and Tampadaily. Cafe Cars
on trains Nos. 32 and 33— "Seaboard Fast
Mall"— between. Hamlet and Atlanta.' In
addition to the above, a Through Draw
ing-Room Sleeper is 'operated between
Old ' Point Comfort and Jacksonville.
Trains Nos. 31 and 34, -""Florida- and Me
tropolitan Limited," 'handle this .car,
which is operated via RichmWid and the
Chesapeake and Ohio railyfay, north
bound, leaving Jacksonville 10:10 A. M.;
Old. Point is reached at 11:45 A. M. follow
ing day. South-bound, leaving Old Point
at 4:30 P. M., arrives Richmond 6:45 P.
M., and lays over in Richmond until lO:^
P.- M., reaching Jacksonville at 3:50 P.
M. following day.- Pullman Dining Car
Service en route.
(inielcest Time to ; s"ct7., York,- Boston,
etc., via All Knil/liine— R., ; F.. .&%1\,
and Connections- r;.; ■-•:'.'. -.■■?>_ .>■• /'■■":" .
You can leave Richmond and reach the
following places. ' the', same day: 'New
York - (running- time, best train, eight
hours: and five minutes), Boston, Buf
falo, Pittsburgh and adjacent points.
I The .round, trip to Washington, .Balti
more, and Philadelphia may be made the
same day, -giving several . hours at each
place, particularly at Washington and
Baltimore. . ■ , _. • '.
Round trip tickots /are- sold -.jto' W-ash;
ington, Baltimore,. Philadelphia, ,and . New
y or fe. , "- ■--'-•■•■•>■— .•.«...,..- ...
Apply at Byrd-Street, Elba, Richmond
Transfer Company's offices, and Sea
board Air-Line Station. . '
" Traffic Manager..
Sontlt C'nroXinn Interstate and "West
Indian Exposition, December Ist.
<o June 1.-st, 1902. Charleston S. C.
This exposition is., the ;> gfandest of , its
kind ever held In , the^South,. and. /those
who contemplate going are invited to
look, lnto the schedules and accommoda
tions of the Atlantic-Coast Line, which
is the shortest, quickest, and best route
to Charleston (as well' as 'Florida points),
with through trains and no transfers.
Solid Vestibule Pullman Sleepers with
Dining-Car Service. For full information
apply to any agent of the company, or
S3B . east Main street,
„ . Richmond, Va.
Tickets Reucliuji. , i-« Scnboard Air-
Line Railway.
for Winter Tourist points in the. South
will be honored, returning direct, to I:l?li
mond or via Portsmouth to destination.
No other line ; offers this advantage.
Special Tieltet Arrnnsement—Sea
ljoartl Air-Line 'RnllTivny. -'-.-..
By special arrangement, tickets read
ing" over the Seaboard, via Portsmouth
and Norfolk, will be honored, over the
route of the through" car line— the route
to Old Point via Richmond.
These, are advantages not offered by
any other line. 9 „
Annual Convention "Virginia Chris
tian Endeavor Union, Richmond,
, Vti,, \Mnrc-Ii -S-:?O. lJ)Oi:.
The Southern railway begs to announce
special rate, fare and"' one third, on cer
tificate plan, in the sale of tickets from
ail stations on its line within the State
to 'Richmond,^ Va., and return, account
above occasion. . ' ' v
The .Finest -of Dining-Car Service on
."■-.Soiitiiersi ■ Itnilivnj- Trains —J> ; »n<l
■ -. :SO, Betiveen WnHhint^ton and.Rich.
iiioiid, and If ifhi:i;iml nml AH Points
Southern railway train 29, leaving Wash
ington daily at 10:51 A. M., and Richmond
at: 2:30 P. Jr., for Florida and ' all the
South, and train , 30, . leaving: Richmond
daily af. 6:12 P. M. (Elba Station) , for"
Washington and New York, have the
finest of dining . cars. Service without
equal, . .
k ! :. "Virjjir.Su Bene-i.
Through train's to the above popular
resort may be chartered at low rates from
.the Norfolk and Western railway by
. churches', "and" parties .desiring to run ex
cursions to the ocean during^ the
season now approaching. For termsi
dates,- etc., apply at once to John E.
Wagner, City Passenger and Ticket Agent
or ; C. . Hi BOSLEY, ' '
District Passenger Agent
Pacific Coast Tonrh vln Chesnjrealce
■: and Ohio -Railway.'.
A chance in a lifetime to visit that won
derful section and points of interest
eh route will be -offered by 'the' Chesa
peake and Ohio railway, on certain dates
during the ;; months of May, 'June,
and August; next. ■ : SJxty-five dollars and
twenty-five cents will buy. a first-class
ticket from an j« point in Virginia (located
on r the Chesapeake and Ohio railway) to
San' Francisco or Los -Angeles, , Cal.," and
return ;, allowing stopover at any -point
west of,- : and including, the: State iof Colo
rado, and.wiir permit holders' to: go. out
one> route return"; "another. These
tickets^ will; be accepted' on all regular
passenger; trains. ■ ' - ; - "; ; :;■";" -
I Sleeping-car .through •to "■ destina
tion,-and 'tull inforriiatioii c?.n be had upon
written or personal application to - ;
r .. '-: JOHN-D^POTT,S,; ■'■-
"■ -.:.-•■ A. G. P. A.. C.-and O:Railway,
-*■"'; -• SO9 east- Main, street,
: { :f.:/.;;':;;:\:>'"v";Richmond;tcya;:o;
! To Charleston EzroslUon.'
..The G.iUthern^nisiwHV 1 has"li 'moi3t at
fruccJve;irou!e;^to;t? o>i&rlestoni -S.'- ;C^
thraug h f the|Pied mbri t ? sec tiop— "the " r Co t
tpß-MlHf3^lt.^U'lip^^^^ate■■excursiom tickets
on>.sale7daUy.7;pbiible dally limited Jtralns;
dirilns^carlservloa,"- l-A^Sga
He'l^llifePresfcii^ Hew? To-Doy an*
- .": 70-316n0W- Dr. ;-^^Witiiersjpobni De
;. " clines Second ColltV : .
■-;:--■-.■; ■■ - •■-. .". • . '.■■--:■■■::.:
Bishop James B/ Fuhsten, of
Idahb;:will preach atthe unionservice'in
St.; 'Andrew's :-Hall, this; afternoon at 5
o'clock,? and' Sunday ::ir/rning^ At; night
he will" preach at Christ Church, of which
he was i formerly, rector. :
; It Ms a great privilege to have this ear
nest "man speak of his work in the, great
field in which-he is engaged: TheTdiocese
•'--.which"-". is In. the, heart of tha
Rockies, comprises two-thirds of the
States:" of" Wyoming arid Idaho, its- area
being 7 about 112,000 square miles. "Within
,its bounds are the famous -Yellowstone
Park/ arid the beautiful Jackson Lake
country, :and just south of the park the
Lost jßiver. mountains and the far-famed
Shoshone Falls. " - ;""
; Bishop Funsten has within his jurisdic
tion '■■ the reservations of the Arapahoe,
Bannock, v Shoshone and Lewhl Indians.
In all these reservations he has schools
and;missions. ".
Within the past week R£3i.Dr. JereWith
erspo'on, pastor of the Grace-Street Presby
terian church, has received a very flatter
ing call from a large church in one of the
most prosperous" of bur cities.
One year, ago overtures were made to him
by -this" church, and now the call is re
newed. V In -his present field, he isTsQ much
! encouraged," and to his people he-is so at
tached that he will remain where he is.
■-. .- \ ;-. ::-.': - ■ :•>"•■ i -.■ ■ :
At Grace-Street Presbyterian church
Rev. S. K. Winn, D. D., of Petersburg,
! will occupy the pulpit to-morrow morning.
and at night Dr. Witherspoon will preach
upon the subject of ' Christian Constancy."
; The arrangements for the annual meet
ing of the Virginia Bible Society are being
perfected. The meeting is to be. held -at
the Seventh-Street Christian church, on
Sunday, April 13th, at S o'clock P. M.
Rev.-F. D. Power, LL. D., of Washing
ton, has been secured to make the ad
dress upon this occasion.
The revival • services which have been
in progress for the past two weeks at the
Second Baptist church came to an end
last night, when a large crowd was pres
ent. Good crowds attended all of the
meetings. _
The choirs of Monumental and Holy
Trinity Episcopal churches will combine
next week and sing the "Redemption" at
both of the churches during the week.
Both of the choirs are vested, and. they
are considered among the strongest in the
city."- On next Wednesday night the
■choirs will sing at Monumental, and on
Friday, night at Holy Trinity. The ser
vices will be held at 8:15 o'clock.: The
production will be' repeated at Monumen
tal church on Sunday afternoon at 5
Encouraging reports are being received
at the office of the Foreign Mission Board
of the Baptist Church of the missionary
efforts of Rev. and. Mrs. R. E. Chamber',
formerly of this city, who are stationed in
Chilia. The office has been informed that
the uprising in Southern China has not
affected the work: there. - During - the
year past the mission points near Canton
have reported 410 baptisms, and the en
rolment in the day schools number nearly
Rev. P. R. Nugent has returned from
Durham. N. C and will hold services in
the mission tabernacle. No. 704 east Grace
street, Sunday. Sunday school at 10 A.
M.; preaching at 11 A. M. and S P. M.
The tent meeting which was held last
summer on. east Grace street by Rev. J.
E. Cook and Rev. G. H.. .\Hley are to
result in a much more pretentious under
taking during the coming summer. During
the meetings last summer *^00 was sub
scribed for this purpose, and, acting 1 upon
those promises, a large tent has been
ordered from a "Philadelphia concern, and
will be here for the opening of the warm
weather. It- is proposed" to expend at
least SGOO in equipping the tent for com
fort ancT with every essential for the
conduct of a successful evangelistic cam
•At Monumental church last night the
rector, before -a very large congregation,
continued his series of lectures give^ on
Friday nights during Lent "On the Foot
prints of the Martyrs." He was graphi
cally eloquent in historic description of
the Church in Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, and
"Norman periods: also showing that Bri
tain. Gaul, and Greek churches were
apostolic and independent of the See of
Rome 500 years before the Bishop of
Rome was proclaimed Pope or universal
Rev. C. P. Stealey, pastor of Broadus-
Memorial church, will preach to-morrow
night on the subject, "Is There a Hell?"
His morning topic will be. "The Believer's
Position Before God and His Condition in
the World."
Rev. J. O. Babcpck, pastor of Fairmcunt
Avenue Methodist church, will begin a
revival in TiTs church to-morrow night.
Dr. J. Powell Garland will begin the se
ries of meetings to-morrow morning and
night at the usual hours. Services will
be held every night next week at 7:45
Notes of Tobacco Trade.
Sales of leaf tobacco for the week closed
with yesterday's breaks. In the aggre
gate about 75,000 pounds were sold, fine
prices being realized for some of the of
ferings. Much of the stock sold now is
corning to market by rail. The ware
housemen declare that there has been no
noteworthy d.cline in the demand for
and the prices of sun-cured tobaccos,
when the stock offered is dry .'and 'sweet
and in good order. Of course, when- the
tobacco -is soft and in poor condition
there is little demand for'it. and prices
are a bit off. For good stock, however.
there has been only the natural fluctua
tions of the market. Sales for the week
have exceeded expectations in quantity.
President Carrington. of the Tobacco
Association of the United States, hopes
scon to name his committee to take up
the matter of securing reliable estimates
of the. acreage and production of tobacco
in the State and in the tbbacco-prpdiicinjj
States generally. The co-operation of the
State and United States Agricultural de
partments will be. sought in the effort
to. make these statistics complete, reli
able, and- of great valuo to leaf tobacco
dealers and the trade jrcnerally.
Schumann-Heink Sale Begins.
The sale of seats for the concert to be
given in this city next. Thursday night
T/ill. begin at the box-office" of the Acad
emy this morning. .■! The sale to-day is for
subscribers only; the regular sale -will
begin next Monday morning. -'"'
An immense amount of interest' is being
manifested in the coming of the popular
prirna donna,- and this feeling has, been
enhanced by the excellence of the pro
gramme arranged for the occasion: : ;
Thought Otherwise.
(Petersburg Index-Appeal.)'
One would suppose that the Democratic
party has troubles enough of its own at
home without meddling with England
aridjher affairs : in South r Afrlca. But the
Democratic .- caucus •> in
vj apparently thought- bther-
t w 'sev whenw hen itradopted the resolution" of
sympathy -witn. the Boers. " .- ■ .
Onr Manlcal lajigaflge." -
(Chicago Tribune.) , /
"Wassatchoogot?" > - - ~[.
r^vAfnoonkicker. Lassaitlon.**-: , .
jgTaykut: Xuthninut." v
}r>.','H'm_!'. : .Paypesezzrain.7 '■■■•' . .v -■
■■ -X': X eh -^ '"..- ■lcanallztellwenrainscummln*.
A Full Equipment
■ for the horseback .riders may ba
-had here at;. a reasonable price.
What is far more important, every
bit of leather used will b e perfect,
every detail carefully looked after,
. the whole appearance stylish and
sensible. - '
It . is ; conceded that we h ave tha
best and largest stock of Carriages
and Harness in the city, and it af
fords us pleasure to show it.
'-■• 1302 and 1304 E. Main Street,
mh i 4 -d(exTh)&w6m RICHMOND, VA.
Cockade €*ty .Without Soldiera*
: (Petersburg Index-Appeal.)
So far as we know, Petersburg 1 stand*
alone among the cities of Virginia aj
having no .military organization even fox
anniversary, and festal occasions, to say
nothing of those serious emergencie!
from which Petersburg is no more ex
empt than other cities. It is a gloom}
and : peculiar Jsolation,. which is discredit
able to the community, no matter in whal
aspect it is viewed.
Not Too Jluclt Tobacco.
. (Blackstone Courier.)
The idea has been suggested to ths
Courier that- it might .be well to advise
the farmers in this section against plant
ing too much tobacco this year, the re
ports that come In being to the effect
that more plant-bed land is being pre
pared than ever known before. The rea
sons given for this suggestion are two
fold. First, there is a chance for over
production; second, and -the most im
portant, the scarcity of labor. ■
Kank, Keresy. _ .
(Norfolk landmark.)
Without the slightest deprecation ol
the spirit of -.iese timely verses, anc"
merely in passing, may we not suggest
that "Shakespeare's English" is not al
ways good to-day? Shakespeare is nc
authority on modern English, and it is
misleading, to point him ..out", as a model
Sometimes, too. „ his .expression, is, any
thing but clear. - Let ua=-go,to -him foi
brilliancy, profundity, power, scope
beauty, but not for grammar. 'Gramma:
changes with tne years.'. . ...
(MARCH 15. 1MC.),.-* ..„, ■■.„
Bo it Ordiifr^'J by" the Council of the
City of Richrnciid.'^l.iThat .section 27 ot
chapter S3, Richmond City Code (ISDIt;. be
amended and reordaineel so as to read as
27. The telegraph, telephone, and elec
tric-light and power overhead wires and
cables (other. than"trolley wires), and all
other overhc:td- : appliances for conducting
electricty, and the poles therefor, hereto
fore; and now being in any street, alley,
or -üblic ground of the city, owned and
maintained under any existing franchise,
are hereby ordered to be removed from
the foUowiri^-Wameir-
Broad street.'froiri* the r'western~ side:, oi
Adams street to the east side of Eleventh
street: on Bank street- from the western
side of Ninth street to the eastern side
of Twelfth street: on Main and Cary
streets from western side of Seventh
.street to eastern •■ : side ■ of Fourteenth
street; on Soven^i. Eighth. Ninth. Tenth,
Eleventn. Twelfth. Thirteenth, and Four
teenth, streets from the northern side of
Broad stree- to southern side of Cary
street, within twelve months from the dato
of the approval of this ordinance, and any
such wires_ hereafter installed -under any
existing tranchise; or- under any fran
chise hereafter granted, shall, within tho
limits of the above described district, un
less otherwise provided by the City'Coim
cil. bf placed under ground within twetya
months from tne date of permission
granted by the City Council. -.ny com
pany, corporation, partnership, or indi
vidual, owning or controlling any suuft
overhead wires, cables, or appliances, ot
poles, that refuses, "neglects, or frils tc
remove them from overhead within fh«
time, as hereinbefore provided, ay whict
fails to place said Tv'r^s hereafter install
ed in the said underground district undo)
ground, as hereinbefore provided, shrill bt
liable to a line of not less than Jioo.nor
more than £)00 for each Dole so remaining;
to De imnosed by the Police Justice of th-i
city of Richmond: and for every week o(
continued failure and neglect to s<> re
move them, after the imposition of th«
fine above mentioned, such company, cor
poration, partnersnip, or individual sna.ll
be liable to a fine of not less than Vjj- nor
more than $500, to be imposed as above
stated. And any overhead wires hereafter
installed within the said underground <Us
trict shall be installed, subject to the pro
visions of jthis ordinance.
". This ordinance shall be in force from
its passage. BEN T. AUGUST. :
mhlS-ot / City Clerk;
siox to tile american cigar
company to rum a 10-lxch cast
iron pipe across caky stueet
at a point about Ics f^-et east
op twsntv -third street,
thexce across axd the
■ southern' .r.ulway cqmpxxws
• 1002. '■"■%■'■'• ■ ■
it Ordainctl b>- the Council of the
City of -Richmond. 1. That permission i*»
hereby •• granted to tho American Cigar
Company to.nta a 10-inch ease-iron pipe
across • Cary strSot. at a point about 133
feet east of Twenty-third stre:c. thenca
across and under the Southern Railway
Company's tr;ic:cs. across Dock street un
der th<± trestle of the Cnosn.oeake and
Ohio Railway Co^ipany. into the canal o£
the W. R. Trigs Ship-Buiklins Company,
in acc-ordancu with the conaitfb'ns herein
2. The said American Cigar Company
shall replace and repair so much <-f stud
street, soy.-t-r. : gas-, and water-pipes :p
may be iitjurod by the layins of the said
cast-iron pipe, and keep the sa.T.e in pro
per .repair.- :
3. The said cast-iron pipe, as to location,
grade. .manner, and miiterral of construc
tion, shall be laid subject to the approval
of "the City Entrinet-r.
4. Said permission is granted, subject to
the. condition that the said American Ci
gar Company will' imlemnuv, reimburse.
andsavv, harmless the city "of Richmond
from any cnarsevdamajcf 1 . or cost that
the said city rr.'ay be reuuired to pay by
reason of any person boinc injured or
dair.ajrod in any, way in property or person
by the reason of the laying of said env
iron pipe. ■.."-. »
5. The permission hereby shs.ll.
at alt times, lie subject to any ameniirnent
or revocation by the CJty .'"Council, t-tid
shall be subject to all-ordinances now In
force, or that'ma.v he.-eater bo iuiopteti.
as to the streets of the city oi Richmond.
6. Upon tho revocation of the t>erti:iss!t':i
hereby. Rrantcu. it shall be tht: liuty o>
the said American :CiKar Company, at
their, own expense, to immediately h!V?*»
the said entire 'cast-iron -pipe .remove*!.
and the part 'of t.ie street artected by ssid
vemoval put into a condition similar t»
the remainder of the said street at the
time of the said removal.
: 7. Before any; work. Is. done under thi3
ordinance, a.: written. pvrmlt must be ot»
taineu ■ from : :the-City Engineer for o«r
mlssion to excavate in the, streets of tbaj
city.;and th-j .written consent must be ob
tained i by " the Amer ichn :■ Ci?ar Coaipany
from the, Sou them t Rnlhva v;' Com pany. t Si"
Chesapeake and-Ohio Railway Company.
ona',tho,U r .;R. ■••■Trl«;{f;Shlo-B«i!<lui»f Com
psny. tothe.condJUons ofah'.aorUlnai'.ce.
so- far as they i may : be: affected thereby.
; S. For a t"aHun>, t6*conJorni tally to tho
provisions of -this ordinance, or any r-
ftulrementr: \msde or any
amendment or revocation thereof, the said
'American 'ClgariCompftnyjaha!! be ,luibl<j
: tota -tinoof •nQt3l« i ss-,thanirivo nor mow
than one hundred :dotl«.rs-^-each day's f?Ji
.ureUc-bo; a separate offence.^
_•?. All ;orclinancea.or- parts of (>n!i'-iar.cc».
eojfar.ua thoyflCOnfljct, with the pr-jv;s:(,<:t3
of. this ordtna w:*- .? are ■ he* c-^y.repealedv^, .
■;i W.yrhla ; ordinance" 3haU b^,ln force: from

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