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ITOr SE AMI SENATE AGREE OX SAS A TWO WEEKS* RECESS. MONEY TO DEFEND SENATE. Five TtJon.nnd . IJol.lnrs <o Be Appro- VT lnir& <o Hcprcdcnt Common wn l(hin Snlin Aprnlnst K-Scnn <or Wlckfcntny. »c«»t Statement. "Millions for. defense." That was the limm of the remarks made by members of the Stnte Senate yesterday afternoon cvhen a biU was offered by Senator Wick h&ni to xnnke an appropriation for the purpose of securing additional counsel to conduct, together with the ■■Attorney- Oftnernl. tho defense In the suits brought against the members of the lato con- Ftitotional convention and the Governor. _True. tho bill only asked for the sum of S»i/'M. and ihcre wore some of tho members who were opposed to going on rr-cord as dignifying tlio nction of the assnilants' of the fundarnen }i\] ia-w of the State by .1 formal action on t>e part of the S-inate. and there were repressions thnt some of the members ivcrc opposed to tho calling of the con vention, opposed to Jts ordinances and to 'he mrlhaO adopted for putting the Con stitution into effect, yet with one accord. Jh'ey responded "aye" to make the ap proprJ.itionnsked by the chairman of the Finance Committee nnd signified a will- JrigTicss to" vote ono hundred times that Amount after reading the assaults on tho nic-mbcrs of that convention by Captain .Tohn S. Wise. Not a member raised his voice against the bill and not a. vote tvas recorded in opposition to it. Another matter of great interest to Ihe State and to the tax-payers was the statement by Senator Wickham rcgrrding ♦he State debt and tho matter of the con version cf bonds of ono class into another. The Fperch ras one that attracted f\' tcntion by reason of its clearness and ;trength. The Senate agreed to the report of the Conference Committee on the question of adjournment and will take a recess of 'i-ivfcjve days— from December £3 to January 5. 1903. Lieutenant-Governor Wills rd .called the senate to order at noon. There was no prayer, and the reading of the journal was dispensed with. Senator "Wickham presented a bill ap propriating the sum of SS.(X)O to secure and pay assistant counsel in the suits brought against members of the constitu tional convention and certain State of ficers. Senator "Wickham declared that he was unwilling to' trust himself to attempt to give expression to his ferlingr. He nad opposed the calling of the convention and to. many of its oroinances. yet with •what transpired wjthin the past few "w'ceks he had .experienced a change and was ready to co-all in his power to up hold ihe action of the convention. Senator Barksdale s't!d he had noped | tijat it would not be necessary to dignify j the ridiculous, suits brought by John I and his' negro associates against the integrity; and honor of the Old Do minion. He was not in favor of many • of the provisions of the now constitution, j yet the time? had come when it was the I duty of every loyal Virginian to stand by and support the new constitution and tj;e State against attacks of tnose who | would prostitute uer to their own sel- | fish and oase purposes. Senator Cogbill said that in his mind the calling ot the convention was a mis take. Yet h« was ready to shoulder his portion of the constitution and to stand by the men who had formed the new in strument. Senator Walker said that the suits ■sv*?re not an individual action, but Wire against the Slate. Individual action would not lie until the constitution had "been declared invalid. Senator Mcllwaine. of Petersburg-, went even further than the other speakers. He r/as sure that there was nnd could be no opposition to the measure. He could go further and vote to give 5500.000 for defense, and if further means were necessary he was willing to do his part. In the recent suit the chief justice had asked the dhect question 'whether- the constitution had been recognized by epecific legislation. That had been ""one. j He had" then taken the oath to support \ the new constitution, and he proposed to abide by the oath. The bill was put on a vote, and was passed under a suspension of the rules, twenty-five members voting in favor of j the measure. None of the three Republican members were present, and not a speech was made )r a vote cast in- opposition, and it was .It once communicated to the house. TITLES TO PROPERTY. Senator Cromwell, of Norfolk, presented k bill to require deeds to property to have j Appended an extract of title showing In yhom title was vested. Senator Mcllwaine presented and had passed under a suspension of the rules a bill allowing the filing of pension claims up to Feb., 1503. and providing for pay- ; ment of same. The bill went through all i the stages and received a constitutional vote. ■■■".;,■. COL. SMITH TO SUCCEED BARLEY. A communication was received from the Governor, transmitting the resignation of Judge L. C. Barley, of Alexandria, as a member of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute, and the ap pointment of Colonel Francis L. Smith to jill ths vacancy. The senate went into Flexibility of a "Dorothy Dodd." Concerning Shoes. ■b====~~^- ViriTH every step, the' sole f igi|i§Sf V? of your shoe must bend. The proper place for it QlSBf! t0 berd is at the " bal3 " of the $* yf^raff I * o0 * — never at ihe instev t i Wjo» Mm< ~''u\ i To make it bend at the ''ball" ~siL && H V * wo *kin? s are necessary :— the 4&hlb» Hik so ' e must k - extremely flexible Jfo Jk fi w "hi c the shank or arch must be J&£> Most shoes bend at the shank, Ml? d^^^^^^^c t " lus * os ' n £ their shapeliness end A^torSJw&gr E+fflm^ tiring the weak arch of the foot. W^ This is what makes walking for l^plj3WKßpfijpr women so fatiguing. The " Do'othy Dodd " shoe has a shank that _; c supports the weak srch firmly. It will not bend. The method of sewing the shank is different from the ordinary. It is sewn through and through— nu-kins a strong, firm shank that can not be obtained any other way. It has asole that is extremely flexi ble and will bend. • Every step in such shoes is a 0* -" A V * delight. *fL^l~3/ jJ ■ Tluy cost $3.00. ChanCeatihat $I'ooo1 ' 000 firt'P™. It's easy. As* us for ...'* *3I East Broi* Sli^&ußEr iw«f Ai««4t As-C!liffsstaM:©ni?fts Convey "handsful" of sentiment, and ours have all the.: qualities for a lasting remembrance. ._: We have the best that any house ever sold, and other gloves for all purposes, for both sexes, from $1.00 to $3.50 a pain executive session and confirmed the ap pointment. WILL TAKE A RECESS. The house sent over a communication announcing the adoption of the report of the conference committee In relation to adjournment, fixing the holiday recess at from Tuesday next to Monday. January 5. IMS; The expected recommendation of the minority did not appear, and the senate by a unanimous vote concurred in the report of the committee. The senate adopted tho resolution of fered yesterday by Senator Wat kins di recting thnt plans submitted by archi tects; for repairs to the capitol be placed on exhibition in the rotunda lcr the information of the members. The senate, at 1:05 P. M., adjourned for the day. FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Senator Wlckham. from the finance committee, submitted the following, which were ordered printed and recommitted to the committee: To provide for telephone service in-the office of the secretary of the Common wealth and to appropriate money for that purpose. - - To amend and re-enact title 8 of the Code of Virginia in relation to salaries, mileage and other allowances. Providing for the erection of a fence around Lee Monument, at Richmond. To amend and re-enact- title 12 of the Code of Virginia in relation to the public debt. In discussing the latter bill. Senator Wlckham said: That feature of the report of the .sub joint committee on finance in respect to title VI of the Code of Virginia in relation to the public d^bt which is of greatest public interest is to be found in section 407. which provides for the convertibility of Riddleberger bonds into inter-converti ble bonds. This section provides that where ae the- Riddleberger" .s mature on July l, 1532. and the century's mature on 'July 1. 1901. the holdeis of Riddleberger's shall be allowed the privilege of exchanging their bonds for a like amount of century bords upon the same terms and con ditions as now prevailing for the transfer of century bonds except that a fee of 50 certs shall be paid to the second auditor for every new bond issued in exchange for Riddleberger's. such fee to be credit ed in the treasury to the credit of the sinking fund. "It is very de-sirable that all the se curHies of the State should be brought Into a single class. This action impairs v.o contract, and enures to the benefit as v.-ell of the bondholders as the State, as will be' Been from the following state ment: R'ddleberper bonds outstand ing, at the time of the pas sage of century act — $8,037,130.76 Cancelled by sinking fund com missioners 2,557,575.60 5 6,323.554.12 Hold by Literary- Fund 5U70.G27.2S Held by Literary Fund purchased "".'~ since- last report... 55,300.00 "•'"*" Held by Commission ers of Sinking Fund 824.000.00 $ 1.530.927.2S In- the hands of general pub lic, liable to be exchanged If . . permitted to do so. .54.495.C26.5S Debt under "Century" Act of Feb. 20. 1592 ?15,042,654.0S From defaulting otli cers and cancelled...? 3.357.15 Held by LHc-rary Fund "7C,MO.<JO Held by Commission ers of Sinking Fund, 757.5W.0J 1.fn37.707.£G THE RICHMOND DISP ATGH-FRIP AY, DECEMBER 1% 1902 Now in- the hands" of 'gen- . eral pub1ic.............. ........ .51G.574.59G.52 Riddlfiberger's in hands of gen- . I eral pub1ic:...................... -. 4.495.G2G.58 Total debt if reduced to one class by .exchange of "Cen- - tury for Riddleberger b0nd5.. 521,473,523.70 Whereas, at time of passage of Century Act and funded ; under that act. there were: i Century bonds issued 35,0-12.654.05 j Riddleberger's then outstand ing .-. 5.G57. 130.76 . ... 1 ... - - " ■ -52G.729J54.f-i --•-.- ;- : "" 21.-473.523.70 § 5.25C2G1.14 "The act of Feb. 20, ISO 2, not only recog nized but ratified fully the act of Feb. 14, ISS2, so far as the funding had proceedea under the same, and it sought to and did by the: provisions of the sinking fund cre ated under the-century. act to. provide for and protect the one class as much as the other, both as" rsgards the payment; of interest. and final redemption.. Thus". we see that the total amount of the two classes. of debt as of the time of the pas sage of the century act was ?26,72D,?5) 3i: outstanding in hands of the public now ?21.473.&23.70— a virtual curtailment of 55.2nG.2fi1. 14, or a sum greater by 5757.634.13, than the balance of Riddlcberger debt proposed to be merged in the century debt. j "Section 10 of the century act (Acts IS9I i 02. p. 540) provides that in the year-jaiO. and annually, thereafter, there shall be set aside as a sinking fund up to the year 19i9. . one-haif of 1 -per cent", upon the bonds issued under the century act as well as upon the outstanding bonds issued i under the rtiddleberger act, and in tho ! year 1930 and annually thereafter, and until all the bonds issued under the century act. and issued un der the Riddleberger act are paid, ther shall be set apart 1 per cent, upon the outstanding bonds issued under the afore said acts. It also provides for a cancella tion by the commissioners of the sinking fund of the" Riddleberger "bonds held in j the sinking fund. It will thus be seen . that the security provided for the " RiddJe berger bonds, and for the century bonds, as above set forth, is identical, and this : is true as stated both as regards the pay-.! ment of interest and final redemption. | '■' "The recodification of the laws of the. State is an appropriate time to make these bonds inter-convertible rather than await the time for the maturity of the Riddleberger bonds, and the creditors are completely secured. From an equita bie standpoint the original obligations for which the Riddlebecger and century bonds were issued were the same, and there is no good reason why one class of creditors should stand upon a different footing tYom the others; indeed, the sinking fund pro visions above quoted from section 10 of the century act recognizes their equality not only as to the payment of interest, ' but in the matter of the ultimate redemp tion. 'This provision is recommended by the, financial oflicers of the State government, to-wit, the treasurer, 1 the auditor of public accounts and the second auditor." The Senate adjourned at 1:05 o'clock. THE HOUSE. The House had a busy -sesion yesterday, and.nt least one important measure was offered. That was the bill proposing an appropriation, conditionally, of $2C 0.000 to further the proposed -Jamestown exposi tion. This was offered by the delegates | representing the counties most active in the exposition movement, but it was stated that no action whatever is expected on the bill until after the recess. The concurrorice of the House and. Senate on the report of the Conference Committee as to adjournment settled that question. i The House also promptly acted on the bill : originating in the Senate, making an appropriation *to defend its : interest in certain suits against 'it, and on the joint resolution in- i-elation to exhibit.ig the" capitol improvement plans hi the rotur.».i. There. was a small attendance of mem bers when the speaker called, the house to order. The Rev.- J. J. - Fix offered tho. irwication. 'Thp journal was not read. ' s\ A bill authorizing one "of the Jschool: districts' of "Fairfax county. -to sell cer tain "school property was reported . from the committee and placed -on the-ealen dar. ", " ' " ' "" ■ • Mr. Jennings, of Lynchburg, offered the following resolution, which, he explained, he: presented more -in sorrow than in angsr: : ■•• ■ • ■ .- — . _■ . Whereas, the members of the general assembly of" Virginia., have "voluntarily entered Into a, compact with, this Com monwealth to give" 'faithful'fatteritioh to the duties devolving upon -. them. ... for which service they.'aro, promptly paid by the State; and whereat, from the attend ance upon the sessions of .the- house and upon commltteesi as shown by the re cords, it seems many of .the - members think they must subordinate the public burlness to the calls of. pleasure or to their private affairs;'; and'_whereas. it ; is charitable to suppose that/such members have a . perverted, view of. their lduty to the State and to their -constituents; therefore, that the gentlemen- may' be duly enlightened, be it . : . ASKS DAILY ROLL CALL. Kerolved, That on and- after the reas semtling of the house of delegates after the Christmas.- that ; the clerk of this house hedireetert to call the roll of mem bers at each session of the house, and to note upon the* journal the names of all absentees., noting; in each case whether absent with leave. or without. Further, that the committee on rules of this house "be directed jo consider- the expediency of enforcing some penalty against such members ' who may. absent themselves without leave from the ses sions, of! the house- or from committees. •Tlie resolution was referred to the com mittee on rules. Mr." Hunley. ofMathews. chElrmnn of the, conference committee inthe matter of the' recess, made the report of the con ferees in favor of adjournment on Dec. £3. un til Jan. 5. , Mr> Hu nley ,"■• i n advocat ing ;thcr..,-report; defended the "house against • any 'intimation that the members were -Influenced 1 by • the matter' of -per diem.- -Ha" -'explained * **»• mutual - eumeft "sions made by ; the conferees to the 'vrtah cs of Iheltwo houses. 2 ' -•'- ' r • - URGED TO SHORTER RECESS. : - Mr.; Bland, of Portsmouth, asked leave to. offer an amendment to the conference report, but, being informed that amend mentwas not In order and mat a minori ty report could not be offered,- spoke earnestly In advocacy o f a shorter recess and against the majority report: -He de fended those who favor a short recess against the intimation that they were influenced -by tne sain ry consideration. On .the other hand, ho reviewed the recoVd of the house in the matter of do-" votlon to duty and urged as a reason for the' 'rejection of the conferee's report that tho two houses could get back- to;. their work and push: it to earlier Mr. Nev.-hnu'se. of Culpeper advocated the conference committee report, and Mr. Caton stood , by the original position of the house. \Mr. Lee, of Fairfax, favored making the recess terminate on the third. Mr. Settle, of RappahannocU. advocated' the committee's recommenda tlon. Mr. West terminated the discussion by moving the pending question, which was ordered. ._ . Therefore the report of the conference committee, fixing Dec. 23 and Jan.. s. as the dates of adjournment and re-conven ing, was adopted. Gl to 7. Mr. Wickham communicated a message from the senate Informing the house of the action of the senate in passing the bill appropriating $5,000 with which, to de fend the State and its officers in the mat ter of certain suits in the matter of the late constitutional convention. The bill was passed. Mr. Walker communicated a message from the senate announcing the adoption of a joint resolution inviting the archi- J tects who submitted plans for the im provement of- the capitol to exhibit them in the rotunda. The House concurred in: the resolution. , INTRODUCED AND REFERRED. These bills were introduced and re ferred : By Messrs. dimming. Cabell. Charles T. Bland. Lawson, Walter Jordan, Branch, Whitehead, Sebrell. Woodward, •Ware, Nottingham and Toney: To ap propriate $200,000 for the Jamestown ex position,, when 51.000.000 shall have been subscribed to the capital stock. By Mr. Davis: To provide for defend ing certain suits brought against offi cers of the State and members of the re cent ' constitutional convention, involving the validity of the new constitution. . By Mr. Sebrell: To prevent the spread of contagious and Infectious diseases. By Mr. Caton: To provide for the estab lishment of game preserves in Virginia. By. Mr. Stcnrnes: To authorize the city of Newport;: News to use certain moneys for the establishment of a crematory. By same: To provide for the issuance of bends for paving purposes in Newport News. . .. 'LEGISLATIVE NOTES. Among the visitors in attendance on the session of the house to-day was Dr. Kaw ley W. Martin, chairman of the board of medical examiners, and one of the best known physicians in the State. Mr. J. M. Plooker, of Patrick county, a member of the late constitutional conven tion, was on the floor of the house to day. Mr. Hooker met many of his old friends. The house committee on agriculture and mining met in the senate chamber im mediately after . adjournment. The only business before it was the division of work among sub-committees. The house agreed to the senate joint resolution in relation to exhibiting the various plans for capitol repairs in the rotunda of the capitol. "None of the bills on the calendar were passed, all being passed by on motions of members who desired to amend or recom mit them. HARD FIGHT ON SALE BILL Action On Railway Fcntnrc Involved . - Ilns Been Postponed. Lobbyists are more numerous a*, the Capitol than is generally known, brought to this city to defeat the bill offered by Senator Sale to amend and re-enact sec tion 1101 of the, . Code. ,:. During the extra session of the Gen eral Assembly of 1901, after a resolution had been adopted -.providing that no general legislation ehould be adopted, a bill was passed chartering the Vir ginia and Louisa Development Company, which contained a provision allowing ;that company to condemn public school property for the purpose of carrying out ! the powers granted. This charter has been purchased by the Hampton Roads Development Company, which proposes to condemn the property of the Hampton Normal School in order to secure the right of way through its grounds. The lobbyists are on hand to oppose the Sale bill. The Sale bill which is in the nature of an amendement to Section 1101 of the Code is as follows: •■ Section 1101.— Land of colleges, asy lums, etc.. not subject to condemna tion.—Nothing in the preceding section nf this chapter, nor any special act of the General Assembly', shall be con st/ued as to authorize the condemnation or acquisition otherwise than by pur chase from the proper authorities of any land belonging to, attached to -the site, and used for the purpose of any univer sity, incorporated college, or other semi nary of learning, or to authorize the condemnation or acquisition except by the consent of the General Assembly of any lands belonging to, attached to the site, and used for the purpose of any Slate lunatic asylum, or or" the institu tion for the deaf and dumb and the blind. Any powers and provisions contained In any general or .spedial act authorizing the condemnation of any such lands, or any part thereof, herein mentioned, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. This is the bill referred to inyesterday's Dispatch. Among those here is the inter est of the bill is Mr. Thomas \\\ Suel ton. a well-known lawyer of Norfolk, and others, it was stated yesterday that the purpose of the law as it now stands is . to give the Hampton Roads railway the right .to run its line through the farm attached to the Hampton Normal and Collegiate Institute. Representaives of the railway com pany, it is said, had practically secured the consent of the Board of Trustees of the Normal to a i 'ght-of^way through the edge of the school farm, but repre sentatives of the rival railway, the New port News and Old Point railway, went-to New York aijd succeeded in reversing their determination. If the Sale bill is passed the condemnation of a right-of way through the property will be for bidden by general statute. Consideration of the measure, it is said/ has been deferred until after the -ee'ess Meantime representatives of the Hampton. Roads railway are' earnestly woi king" to-" defeat- -the. .bill. 1 The outcome of the struggle is yet uncertain. •MR. JENNINGS AFTER TRUANTS. Resolution Designed to Show "IVhat Ilon.se Members Are At There Posts. Although the General* Assembly has de termined to adjourn next Tuesday until January' sth, it is by ' no means certain that a quorum of; the two houses can be had to-morrow and Monday. A member of the House stated' last night that at the rate at which the members were leaving for their. homes it was not cer tain that there would be a quorum to day. At yesterday's session there were about seventy members of the House and a few more than a quorum of the Senate. What ; to-day's session will show remains to be seen. Sir. Jennings, of Lynchburg, yesterday offered, in the House a resolution pro posing to call the. roll. of members and to note the absentees.' and' whether or not they were absent by \eaves. This reso lution, went 'to the committee on rules It savors somewhat 1 of a method of pre venting truantcy and the. patron express ed regret (that he felt impelled to offer; it,' The method proposed would, if adopted., cause the names; of absentees 1 without leave to be 'published 'and -their constituents would thusbeinformed 'that their representatives were not in: their places.. As it is now, -without roll-calls; and without any statement as to who are , Very £,ow priced. If .you ha 73 not BOUGHT your Xraa3 Gifts yet, you an coasider th» fact a fortunate coincidsne*, v for we •••will place on isale, beginning Friday morning^ th> 19th, an extra large stock of Watches, ' r - Diamonds, and Gold-Jewelry ! This is IN IADDITION to" our^ -REGULAR stock", aad was sani: us oa CONSIGNMENT by the largest wholesale j 2 welry .'hquse in New York city ! Ths greatest values ev^r .seen in Richmond, if not in the entire South. • ; x Nqw, whatever portion of this large assortment of- Jewelry we fail to sell will be returned to this jewelry house in New YorJc'Xmas.morriinj. Therefore,' thare 'is no expense to us on account of this rare consignment of choice ' Jewelry, and we will sell every article at the lowest possible margin of profit. .'. ..'.:-% •, You havepracticaJly New York's Jewalry stock from, which to select your gifts I If you fail to take "advantage of this rare opportunity, don't blame any one but yourself. 7 s Misses' Solid Geld Ring 5..................... 51.50 up Brooches ............. ........ ..$2.50 to $150.00 Lockets .s*oo to $1 5.00 Comb and Brush, ami Mirror 5et5.... 510.00 to $25.00 Scarf Pins, Solid Gold 75c. t0 ..525.00 Scarf Pins, with. Diamonds ..s".r»o to sft;»»i) Cuff Buttons. Solid -Gold: J2.00 to §15.00 Cuff Buttons with [ Diamonds ....St.OO o $i."> «"> Watches,- 14K... Solid Gold. .guaranteed $20.00 up Gold-Filled Watcnes, best grade $15.00 to SiS.oo Lockets. Solid Gold $4.00 to $15.p0 Sirnet Rings. $UK> to SiO.OO Colored Stone Rings $5.00 to $10.00 «/." : «71- Allen & Co., and Main Streets. absent on leave.- It is impossible, to. print j a list of the absentees without leave. Hon. Charles T. Bland, of. Portsmouth, in opposing the long recess predicted that the two houses would be without a quorum before the. date: of .adjournment or if sessions were- held they" would " be. merely formal and .would/reailyjaccdm plish nothing, .though' .costing. the.-State as much as busy" days. He urged the House to take. a short bona fide recess from the 23rd* to 23th and" then return "here, ready to get down to hard work. The report of the conference was adopt- I cd. however. .-;;; • ! The fate of the Jennings resolution is yer_ a matter of conjecture. If it is re- . ported from the. conVrniite'e 1 it -.will pro voke some discussion 'in the House. •] •' DEFINING A- LAWFUL FENCE. All Comities Interested In the Gen oral Law Penrtins Thereon. One of the hottest- fights'- to be made in the General Assembly is that providing - and defining a lawful ; fence. .The Jaw, ! as proposed. Is general tri its..application. ! and is exciting a, good." deal of atten- j tion. The bill has never been printed in full, and is produced below in response to. many inquiries. The bill follows: 1. That the boundary line of each and every lot or tract ofland in the State of Virgina. be and the same is hereby de clared to be a lawful fence as to any and all of the animals mentioned in sec tion twenty hundred and forty-two of the Code of Virginia of eighteen hundred and e:shty-?even. . - 2. The Board of - Supervisors of any county, after posting a" notice of the' time and place of meeting for thirty . days at the front door of the court-house, arid.: at each. voting place in. the county, and by publishing the same once a week for four successive weeks In some news paper published in such county, if any .=uch be printed thrrcin. all of said board being present and concurring, may order an election to be held in such county, or in each or any magisterial district of such county, to be participated in -by the qualified free-hold voters of such dis tricts or county, and upon a majority vote of such free-hold voters in any mag isterial dirtriet. shall declare, as to such district, the boundary lines of each lot or tract of land not to be a" lawful fence as to the animals in!, section twenty-hundred and forty-two of the Cody of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. Should said free-holders vote, that the | boundary lines of the lots or tracts of land in such district or county be not a lawful fence, then said Board of Super visors may declare what'shall be a law ful fen CR in such distrlcfor county: pro viced: That said lawful fence shall not be declared to consist of more than three wires, or three planks, or three poles, or three rails, at the option of the land owner, nor higher in any case than four and one-half feet, and in rase of a wire fence. U>e posts sh'p.ll.not be required to be placed a less distance apart than six teen and two-thirds feet. -■■„ ■ 3. Nothing in th's act shall relieve or be construed to relieve'any railroad com pany of any duty or obligation imposed upon every such company by section twelve hundred and fifty-eight of the Code of Virginia, as amended by chapter three hundred, and seventy-thrive of the acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, session eighteen hundred and ninety-nine nineteen hundred, approved' February fif teenth, nineteen hundred. .or imposed by any other statute now in force or which may be hereafter enacted in reference to fencing their lines of railway and right of way. •f. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. FULTON BILL POSTPONED. Prospective Repeal' of the Prohibi tion Law In .Diclcenson I'n.isetl By The expected fight over the Fulton bill on Mr. Hunley's motion to pass by the motion to reconsider did not come up in the House yesterday.. The House voted to reconsider, and . Mr\ Fulton explained that he thought the purpose and provis ions of the" bill .were misunderstood. He proposed to amend the -bill, but" was in formed by Speaker Ryan that amendment was., not in order. Thereupon it was agreed to pass- the further consideration j of the bill. by until after the recess, when there would be a larger attendance. j . /This is the bill designed to repeal the ! prohibition law. now operative in.Dicken son County, and which .the House on Wednesday refused 'to order to Its en grossment. The will probably pass unless there are protests against its pas sage by the people of the county. Just what amendment Mr. Fulton proposes to make did not develop yesterday. . j BANKERS OPPOSE .THE. BILL.: The SUackelfortl Banking Cominl.i- > sion Bill Will Be Fought By. Them, j About forty representatives of State banks and deposit companies in Virginia ' met yesterday afternoon at the Chamber cf Commerce to. consider the bill of Sena tor Shcickelford. recently introduced- in. the Legislature providing' for the appoint ment of a banking commissioner' and the establishment of. a" State department of • banking. While the. features:of the bill we r e not thoroughly; discussed, .-.it* is [ understood that the State banks "aro op posed to the measure in L its "entirety. « A committee of tenV representative bankers was appointed to appear, before the Senate Committee on Finance and j Banking to argue apnlnst a favorable consideration of.the'blll. .Among the prominent bankers and officers of trust, and building fundconipn riies present were: Robert :M.- -Hughes," Norfolk banks. .Norfolk; \V.B. Baldwin. Norfolk .■ building; and i loan- associations, Norfolk ;"•.■.•_ W/* 8. -', '. .Vest'r Newport - Nevra ! banks. Newport -News;- Hrnry'S. Hutzlor. I R. P. B. : ; L. & I.. v Co.. Richmond ; R: T. j Hill .Savings Bank". "Richmond ;";H. N. ■ Phillips, r Peninsula banks. - Willlamsburg: I William Q^^Vonablew^Planters'' Bank : or r Manicure :; Sets. Sterling Silver — ..Ss.no to SO.OO Leather Purses. Silver-Mounted... JI.-5 to $5.00 Wrist Bags ...<i.^s to ?s.Oo Umbrellas. Gold or. Silver-Mounted. ...s7.oo to s J u.im Opal Rings, with or.without Diamonds.sl.s«> to $75.00 '(fifts for Men. Gold-Headed. Canes.. jr..no to Stf.oo Umbrellas — .... — $::.r»o to JS.O«» Card Case.V Bill Books— Best Leather. Watch Chains-Solid Gold and Filledr Our Filled Chairs are. made "by Si nmons, who are conceded to be the finest Chain-makers. Our stock of Watches is the largest ever shown In Richmond/ You will find our prices the lowest, con sistent with quality— and, remember, every article sold bears our guarantee. Richmond, Va. T P^overnber I, 1902. I have this day transferred the Insurance Business hcetofco conducted by me, at 1 200 Ea3t Main Street, to Davenport &. Co., General Agents of the Liver pool and London and Globe Insurance Company, at II I 3 East Main Street. ! shall be henceforth associated with them, at the last named address, where I shall be prepared, better than ever before, to serve, advantageously, the in terests of all who have entrusted their business in this line to me for attention. I beg to own my appreciation of the patronage with which I have been favored, and to solicit further orders. ROBERT LEE TRAYLOR This Office is materially strengthened by the" addition to it of Mr. Traylor'3 services and business. His patrons and our own may feel assured of a continu ance of the punctual and faithful attention which has heretofore beer, given to their interests. DAVENPORT & CO., GENERAL AGENTS, LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY, TELEPHONES 5f AND 1724. 1113 EAST MAIN STREET. Farmville. Farmvilie: Joseph M. Hunt. Citizens' Bank. Blackstone; James .T. j Catlin. Bank of Danville. Danville; Vir ! ginia Trust Company. Richmond; Say ! ings Bank of Richmond, Richmond;" N. ! P. Gatling. secretary Virginia Bankers' Association, Lynchburg; Lucien B. Ta turn. MetropolifaT Bank of Virgin-.a. i Richmond; John B. Welsh, Capitol ! Building and Loan Aossociation; VViiiiam H. Palmer. City Bank, and (representing by request) Bank of Smithficld. Va.; Charles B. Cooke. Real Estate Trust Company. Richmond; H. L. Der.oon nnd W. L. Waters. Realty Bond ami Trust Company, Richmond; Nelson S. Uroome. Bank of Phuebus. Va.. and Schmelz Brothers, of Hampton and New port News; H. L. Cabell. vice-president Richmond Trust and Safe Deposit Com pany. BARTOri HEIGHTS BREVITIES. The* Ladies* Aid Society of Overbrook church held their regular meeting at the residence of Mrs. W. G. Cosby \Vednesday iifternoon. It was decided to discontinue the meetings for the present — the next to be held Jan. -5. 1903. Miss Norma Ware, who has been ouita ill at her home, on North avenue, is able to be out. Mrs. G. L. Smithers, of Richmond, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Smithers, of Brookland Park. Mrs. Garland, who has been visiting relatives on Marion Hill, has returned home. Mr. Parrish and family, of Brook road, have moved to Richmond. Miss Mary Estes, who has been the guest of Mrs. L. X Jones, will leave Sat urday to spend tho holidays in Louisa. Professor Ingl?, of Richmond Smith rlenl College, has moved his family from Richmond, and will occupy house No. C Lucke avenue. Mr. Warner Croxton. of Washington, will spend the holidays with his mother, Mrs. N. B. Croxtcn. , Mrs. Bailey, who has been ill at her residence, en North avenue, is improving. Miss Carlton's 'cotillon will be held to night, at Northside Hall. Admission by card only. Miss Harris Bowles is expected hnme from Charlottesville to-day to spend trie holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bowles. Mrs. Daniel Kellogg, who has been ill for several weeks at her home near the seminary, is convalescing. CORNELIUS VANDERBiLT PROBABLY IN EXTREMIS. ' ■ - ! His riiysiclnnsi Say General Peri- \ tonitls Has Set in ami Humor I Hum It That He Is Dyinjc. NEW YORK. December IS.— (Special.)— j The following bulletin was issued by Dr. ' Flint, at. 3:20 o'clock this afternoon: "Since the issue of the last bulletin, j Mr. yanderbilt's condition has remained : practically the" same, with a tendency tov.nrd; decline in temperature until thir-. ty-six hours ago, when he developed a'! small area of inflammation- of the spleen. | "This subsided and showed no tendency i to spread until to-day, when he developed -j generalized peritonitis. j "His condition is, of course, very Crave." That Cornelius Vanderbilt was dyins was the report which gained credence this afternoon, following th*. hurrie'l con- i sultatlon of four physicians at the Van- i derbilt residence. . The bulletin issued by Dr. Flint, stating:: Mr. Vanderbilt' had developed "peritonitis, led his friends to fear that death was a matter of hours only. I Shortly after the alarming' bulletin was i issued. W. K. Vanderbilt called, and re- j mained a few moments.. His face- was j very grave as lie left the house-. •In typhoid fever ulcers are formed on j the lining of the intestines.- In extreme! cases tne ulcers are so deep as to -eat through the wall of the intestines and j the pus is emptied into the peritoneal ! cavity. When this occurs general peritonitis de velops. ... In such cases the doctors, if present, j operate as soon- as the symptoms of perl- j tonitis are developed fully. . ;.- -_.. ! The abdominal cavity is openrrl. 'tt«i ] pus washed out. and the ulccration is i treated antlseriiciUy. ' ! Tho chances of recovery are extremely j silent^ . > -■."• " 1 ; -:. ' — r— -«— — ' Black Ued Men. NORFOLK, „ VA., .Dec. IS.— (Special.)— j t>w l-rfn'nent'ppt Or'iVr of 'Rfd'Men and j .Daughters of Pocahontas. the first or- B?n»7.t;tlon of colored ; Red ■ Men In ' tho ( United .'States, was incorporated here to day,, with R.M. Sears, great Jtjcohp«vi* INBEipGI SECRETAKY JIOOOV PLANNING 3IOyE.ME.VT IX IIISiX&iIALF. A BETTER CHANCE FOR HIM Greater Possibility of Promotion To the- P.ank.t of Commissioned O(T1 cers. Provided the Xecesnnry 13* nmlnatlons Are Passed— Large* Opportunity for Stndy. "U'ASHTNOTOX. ■ D. C. December -^ -r (Specinl.)— Secrrtnry of the Navy V. r i!:iani 11. Moody is determined that the mar ! behind the gun shall hnve a chance to go (higher than the rank of warrant officer.. I and that when a man once enlists in tne ' nayy 1 thore shall be no limit to h's ;li!-vnnc>rner.t.; li! vnnc>rner.t. exrept his own capibilitfffs: Mr. Mco.ly mntle his position plain this week to the House Committee on Kav.tt- Affairs by the -• statement: that he would issue an" 'executive order to the com manding officers of all the fleets, in structing them to give every encouraire mpnt and opportunity to wnrrant o'.l\ cers who are studying to pass the ex aminations for commissions. No oth<?r Secretary of the Navy his tnken such a sfar.d. and it will no doubC be a very unpopular onf with a grf'it many American naval olTicers. It "-ill be remembered thnt Rear-Admlra! V.'IN Him T. Ssmpson. in a ■ pr'vnte letter tc Mr. Long. Secretary Moody's prfd^e^ssor, advised ag.iinst granting commissions to warrant otTlcers. At the time the state ment was made. Admiral Sf'mp^on's Ut ter expressed the sentiments of : a largo portion nf the commi?? : oncfl orKcers in t : :* navy. Thot'gh it is likely tint sentimenc h'*?: chanp^d somewhat sind? th^n. never theless, there enn be ' no doubt th.at a grTt many nr>val officers believe vrarrnr 1 .!; ofHcrs should not bf> nmbitioua to gain aci-rrission fo the w.Trdroom. The present law- provides;- .that no mere than six warrant otllcers shall etch year; receive commiss.'ons. provided they pisa the necessary examinations. Only threo warrant officers have been rommis?'or >fl in the who'« history of the navy. In hia annrnl report. Serr^ary Moo'dyj-recon*.'.-? mended th-it the limit be increased from six to twelve. Tf this recommendation.: is carried out. which is likely, ft will not in Itself have much, if any. effect. ITi-d^r the present conditions it. is so difficult for a warrant officer to tit him self to pass th* examinations, trnt th^r© is little likelihood of more than six re ceiving commissions In a singfe: year, ev-'n if the limit is raised to twelve pec an num. . Whrit is: needed in order to make l'j possible for more enlisted men to obtnJrl;: commissioned rank is better facilities for study. Tn order to rmike up what they have lost by nnt hnvln? the advantage of a. course In the Naval Academy, war rant ofn>ers have so far rcsor'ecl large ly to correspondenop schools- Ther mud'; map out a course of study for thsmseivo^ which !5 a very difficult matter. A little hep from a comrnissioretl cfticer. who wns himself, assisted by professors In the Naval Academy, would no doubt hava been a boon to many a warrant ctflC'?r sti'dying for a commission. It is such assistance whi"h Sser^t.T*" .Moody beli < "/fs tho warrant officers ought to have. There are innumerable . -wnys in which jcomrnissioned otlicers .could lend a helping hand to the enlisted men who are trying fo fit themselves fo hold hijeh t rank. Mr. Moody thinks it is no mors than just that they should do so. Tliere-^ fore he has decided to instruct them to give every possible encouragsirneni »nd assistnnre to warrant otllcers studyln? /or commiss'ons. Such will -be the effect of Jh? execu-? tive order that officers who oth.-rivi-se . would not bother about the: matter at • ;ill will feel it their duty to jcivi v.-natl help they can to warrant ofllcer^ In their/ studies.- It 13 not unlikely that a. great many more warrant officers will receive -commissioned rank, as a result. COMMITTEE .MUCH IMPRESSED. The Naval Affairs Committee has been very much impressed by Secretary Mcody's manner. of presenting the con ditions that at present obtain in the navy. Mr. Moody's discussion of the reed for more oliicers wrs so-.- directly to the point that it appeared to leave r.o'hing . mo.-s to be said on the subject. Mr. Moody simply informed the committee that it was rkl'.culous to build ships, and not have officers- to tnke charge of them. He favored the Fowler bill to double t^e nurrber of appointments to tbe Naval Academy for a period of twelve years. No opposition to that measure has yet developed^ JURY DISAGREED. Failed to "' Find Verdict in Salt Affalnst liuuraniT Companr- ROANOKE. VA.. Dec. 13.— (Spccui!-)— The jury In the case of Mrs. S. E. Jones, Widow of thi> late Mayor S. K. Jon«, against an insurance - company, to-day failed to agree. It seems that the bodj of Mr. Jones was- forrul about a y*"fir ajjo Jr. the Ohio River at Huntinston. \V. Va. The plaintiff, -who la the beneficiary of an'acpident policy, set up the .pfe'a of ac cidental-drowning. whl>e the Insurance company depends v'nnini? tr-.^tr cc- <r ? on the, theory .for. suicide. Th^ .juxv, stood i tot-l la- favor o£Ui*: plain UfT.