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m: coxCMisiox of thi; <-OMJWITTKK IX HIS CASIS. N ICE LEGAL POINT INVOLVED. TJIO i'«iycr <»f <'««* *CotiJ«tt<u<Honnl roiivpntton ami t tic Source: of l,l(< of <Ho rrc*cn< Concrnl Awtiomlilj ( f i, l*»ni-s Involved. t>.- <-.-,fc of .Delegate E. V. McLean, of. .. i jcrvburjr, who reused lo take th» ' c . .■-•- ::r.dcr the new constitution, and the ._.. f whose eligibility, to pit: as a •^ .. ■ '. ;- :• of the house has;, ncen raised, i.., :-, . s some very nice questions of law. -•■ i^umming. =i member of the 5ub .,..,.:;;...- to which the case was re ..••'-'.;■ has prepared and embodied in ll.e \ ... . ,•• :i bill his views on the questions. jHs- ; r.-'t conclusion is that E. P. Me <- . was not ineligible to membership <• • . general; assembly, which convened ).. ,;,tT:ibrr, Iffitl; by reason of his being . }-\i>ral oJlicc-holdcr. . -. : ■. Second conclusion' is that the seat rt My McLean is now vacant; because , ■ \.'< failure to take the oatli under the . , institution. His next conclusion is ll'r.^-Mr. McLean should V>e expelled for ,-'.:• .r>n<-o i:i oJlice, and that the coun - , • y,y, :>:enl>urK should not remain un <t>■•' • " '• on je ii .; an elaborate discussion of the ■pi if:: is Involved. Mr. Cum:ning"s final ■::■■:; is embodied in a resolution the seat^of tlio member- !': »v 'Meek : :::i; t< hereby declared vacant, and U-, •.-,!;.:■ of the house is directed to jr- -..■■ .. writ of election to Jill the vacancy fi'oW THE MEMBERS STAND. T '■-■'• ■■mat tor. when brought to 'the • at "i '■■:.-.- r, of Ihc Committee o:i Privileges r: . Elections recently, was referred to n "sub-committee consisting of Messrs. (" rhmi.ng and --West: /Democrats') and :• • Heermans (Republican). This sub renmntee met yesterday afternoon at i.iv with a view 'to formulating!: a: report lobe made to the full committee, but af !'r a fitting of an hour and a half, rose !<-> vnrr-t again! this/ morning at. 10 o'clock. At; tinit • time Mr. Loake, of Goochland. v. i'-i present his views: on, the case. It is .. rather v interesting that Messrs. Vvcel n'.\<i ■Cumminir. -of the. ' sub-commit tcc. and Mr. Leake, a member of tlie ' i':':\ comrhittee, have all reached pre-;' clsely she same conclusions, but by dif ferent processes of reasoninß and on ::rJnly different grounds in each case. Mr. Heennajis, the minority member, •>f xhe sub-committee, agrees with some 3>f the conclusions of Mr. Leake; and »-;:"n . fome of those ■of Mr. Cmnmins, i ■•■•t wholly with neither, and finally reach es ii different; conclusion. Mi:. CUMMING'S CLEAR TALK. At the committee meeting yesterday af ternoon Mr. S. Gordon Cumming made a concise, clear, and plausible presentation of his view of tho matter, which he con-; ■f-.'Hpes is a technical one, and one which he cannot resist. As to they that Dr. .McLean was ineligible in the first place j in the General Assembly, by reason of; the fact- that he held ollioe under the | Federal Government, Mr. Cumming and | Mr; Leake resurrected the history of the ! statute still existing, which provides isuch inhibition. It was- enacted in. 1549, and- has beer, on the statute books ever since. He contend?, however, that the Constitution .known as the Ui:-derw;ood instrument; recently discarded, and. under which the- members of tiie General As sembly were elected in lftOl. expressly pro hibited any State officer sitting also as .'i member of the Gcherul. .Assembly, but jails to make any such prohibition against Federal officials. lie. contends that the failure to make such inhibition against Federal officers serving in the General Assembly operates^ lo permit their ser vice, noiwithsthding the statute prohibi ting such service. The Constitution, he contends, -was drafted after the statute was drawn, and the lailure -of the organic law to incorporate such prohibition against Federal officers serving in the Legislature: operates to annul and re peal tho statute. In this view of the matter Mr. West floe:; not concur. There is no. doubt that the sub-committee will recommend the expulsion of Dr. McLean, and. that this recommendation will be adopted and in corporated in the report of the full com mittee. There will be considerable further argument on the question when the ease comes up in the committee this morning. and th Lie wiil be a large attendance of ihe lawyer members of the committee to hear the nice legal questions involved dis- j CUSSed. ■-;-.. , VACANCY OF THE SEAT. j In Teaching: his second conclusion— that:, the scat of tlie said E. P. McLean is now vacant because of his failure to take oath J proscribed by the new Constitution— Mr. Cunmins makes a very clear and force ful analysis of the question inyoly-od: 310 says'v.-e are. clearly of the opinion that the General Assembly of Virginia ■lect.d in November. 1901. and which con vened on the first Wednesday in Decem lier ISOI died beyond the hope of restisci tjrtio'r on the 3rd of April. 1902, under the limitation «f time imposed by the so-called Underwood Constitution— the one hu;i #fcd and twenty day period— except that P, might have reconvened itself, or the. Governor could have reconvened it under th 1 ." old! Constitution: a.t any time prior in July 10th, 11*02, but which was not done. Hiving reached the end of the period proscribed by the Underwood Constitu tion, that General Assembly -came to a final 'conclusion; in our opinion.: on the lay named. This Is clearly shown by the larce number of bills on the calendar of both houses on April 3rd. ISO 2. which died wilh the session then expiring. RIGHTS SWEPT AWAY. All of the rights, privileges, and powers' ol thfl General 'Assembly, and of the members elected in Novemb-r. 1001. which were held under the Underwood Consti tuuon, including tho right of the Gov "rncr to reconvene that General Assem bly; -were swept away when the Constitu tion now in force became the organic Inwof tho land, at 12 o'clock M., on July I'.Hh, WS-; therefore, if the General As sembly row in session has any rights, it is pursuant to the provisions contained in tlie Constitution in force on and after July 10th, IXC and of the schedule tht-reto annexed and made a part thereof. Section 47 of the present Con- Etiiution, .so far as this question is con c«nycd, is an exact embodiment of iSn- ruage used in the former : Constitution; to wit: "Each house shall judge of the election;: Qualification, and", returns of its members;, may punish them for disorder ly behavior, and, with the concurrence M two thirds, expel a member." FACTS IN THE CASE. The- undisputed r- facts in this case arc ih;.t the said I-:. P. JlcLwiii, together with tli<i other members of.. the uenerai Assem bly, convened in the city of Richmond on the 15 th day of July. 1922, under color of. ami pursuant. to •; the proclamation •? tiiied 1-y His Excellency, Governor Monta gue Every member was required ..to con f}.m lo the duties placed upon him by section IS oJ the schedule of the Con stiJulioii of this State. This -.'.proclaims. 1 ion o.i Us face, purports to be made by di rection of; the new Constitution, livery rti'-rjil-er of this body is entitled to Im munities and perquisites by virtue of that O-m't.iution. TlicmM E T'.McL'-aii on tli« 3-vlh d_«v cf July, 1902, ."ji.warcd on the Uoor of the Jlotiht, arji cnphiitJcailv declined to take tli.- <.ath prewi-'l-d by section 22 of thd alorcsald aclu'dule. which, by its terms, was n condition precedent to the exercise cif the rights and thi; receipt of the per t.iiifium of his office. •': He accepted lis jmU'iipf.; under the direction of the'Speak c'r, .on the undersigned believe, he receiv ed no per diem compensation; but, afte r fl'clJmns to take ton oath, as prescribed. h<; left the floor of the Mou^e and has' not Vin<Ns be^n in attendance. SHOULD BE EXPELLED. Il te the further opinion of the uivJer- HAVE YOU SOLVEDTHE PROBLEM? the question that la a E itatlng ■ the minds of fully SO per cent, of the peo ple you mcci! The problem -what to give him or her. To such puzzled souls this store is a veritable treasure house of ideas as to the right sort of things to give. A few dollars will go a longr wajin presents here. Your list can include Boxes of Writing: Paper (a mighty good box of which we can sell for 25c, and so on up to $2.00), V a hand some Calendar, of which we have a bountiful selection at from 25c. to $5. A Portfolio or a Lap Tablet makes a handsome present (the price is $1 to $9). And Books — we want you to sco our Holiday Stock. New and beautiful — the sheep of the bookbind er not worn off them yet. This store is a regular find for solv ing vexed problems of what to give — there is hardly a taste from the gray haired grandfather to the smart young girl, from the bookworm of a brother to the fairy tale age of a child that cannot he gratified out of our stock. Como in and let us help you to solve tho Holiday question. HUNTER & COMPANY, BooKsellers and tationers, O2?) E. IJKOAI) STKEET; siij-crt that the said X; P. McLean is sub ject to, and should be expelled from t...s Jiciise under the provisions of section -17 <1 tho Constitutlnn, by reason 1 of liis avowal, niade publicly nnd o;ui'V. that n: I'iuj-i.d to recognize : the prisont O>:> s-lmiOori. under Ihc rulor of which in st'iinitnt he was then in att<:n.U-i«?c up.-n the General' Assembly, and l»y virtue of which the s;iid session of the General Assembly was convened. Aside from this question, that the said K. I. McLean refused to take the oath nf ofiice. it is our judgment that the coun ty of Mecklenburg should not remain Vns^op resented upontlie floor of the House of Dei« Rates, and that he should be ex pelled for nonfeasance In office; Jt is undoubtedly true that under the provisions of section T2 of the schedule, a. mtinber who has been detained by ill— nes-s or by causes over which he has no control, might now or at any time «luring the session of this General . Assembly appear at the bar of this House and take the oath prescribed by that section, there hy Vnialifying .. himsolf as a member. No such condition, to our knowledge.: exists in. tho case of the snid E. P. McL'jan. TJ IIS RESOLUTIONS. Relying upon the provisions of the Con st:tut:on heretofore cited that .the House is thir judge of the qualifications of the members, this member having appeared and been giveii an opportunity to qualify, and. refusing -so to do, and relying fur ther upon the "right of the county of Mecklenburg to', lio represented jipon the floor of this House, we are forced to the cojie.liisioi! that it is tlie duty of the Com mittee on Privileges and Elections to re port with the recommendation that it be passed a resolution to the following ef fect: Whereas, pursuant to the proclamation of the Governor of this State the Gen vral Assembly convened in the city of Richmond" at 10 o'clock M.. on Wednes day. December 15th, IW2. at which time every member was offered an opportunity arid was requested to take the oath . of aliirrration prescribed by section '22 of the schedule attached to and made a part of the present : Constitution : of this State: And whereas. E. P. McLean, elected under the former Constitution, appeared on the said day. and absolutely declined to fulfill and comply with the conditions imposed by tlie Constitution of tins State; and: whereas, the said E. P. McLean, siney the said day, has not appeared upon tlie Uoor of the House, or offered to take tho said o.'ith; and the county of Mecklen burg is without representation upon the flocr of this House; Therefore, be it resolved by tho House of Delegates that the seat. of the member from Mecklenburg is hereby declared vacant and the Speaker of this House is hereby directed to issue a writ of election t<> fill the vacancy so existing; HIT EXONERATED, -CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE.) "'Mr. WyaU. the trouble between us is all over." The board, in executive session, dis missed The charges against Wyatt. 'I'lie linker *~nsf. The case against Mr. Baker for cir culating malicious charges against citi zens and brother officers was then called. The complaint was made by Olficer Schlief. - Mr. Bannister, the lirst witn'oss, said that Baker told -him that his negro cook whs Circulating a report that four citi zens and four policemen had engaged in :i banquet with som<; girls at a place on Broad street, over a florist's, and that, it was a bad thing, and would give the police a "black',? eye. 'Mr. B'anniste* 1 believed that the ollieer was trying to suppress the report. The negro, who claimed to have furnished the supper had disappeared. A number of- other witnesses' 'testified: that Policeman Baker had made inquiries about the alleged affair. Mr. Baker claimed that his solo pur- pose wa.s to stop the report. "And yet you told at least three people about it. did you not?" inquired a mem ber of the board. "Would: it not have been better to lot it alone?" Alter a great deal more testimony was taken, the board went into executive ses sion, and: concluded .the matter by repri manding Mr. Bakvr anil lining him ?25. JUDGE EMORY SPEER ON THE SOLID SOUTH. lie Say* Swift Bestowal of .Snffpnge •in the \i-Rro Was No I'nrt <>C MiicolnJs rinn,»- BUFFALO. X. T., December 11.—H on. Emory Speer, judge of the United States Court for the Eastern district of Georgia, was the guest of the Independent Club, at its .second annual dinner to-night. Two hundred giu-sts. including Mayor Knight, and other prominent men of the city, listened to an address by -Judge Spcf-r on the subject .of "The Solid South." It is undeniably true, the speaker said, that the political attitude of the Southern pccpl'j toward the government is directly ascribable to the swift bestowal by the reconstruction acts of unlimited manhood suffrage, upon the members of the Afri can race, which he asserted, was no part of Lincoln's plan for the restoration- of tlie Union. The solution of the race problem, said Judge Speer. will be found in the enactment of impartial laws for whljes and blacks alike, which will admit to the franchise the intelligent, theup right, and the respectable of both races, and exclude the venal,, the ignorant, and the worthless. BANQUET OF DRUMMERS. noKculinuiu A.- Co., Tender a Dinner to Tlielr Travelling: Men. • ■ ■ - t • Tho Messrs. M. Rosenbaum & Co. ten dered their travelling- men and other «mplove*>B a handsome; banquet at Mur-. phy's "last night. It ..was a most enjoy-,; able affair, and one which will lonr. linger., in the minds of thoes present, Jt yczaj ■ truly, a- love" feast; In "which: both' employ er and employee vied:' with eachother-in felicitous .'" expressions,- and an .outsider would have thought it was a family re i'union. :/.- ■' -. " "- * -/V."' -';'. ■■ - j It was. little less than this, >as -many vf. the salesmen ': present live away -from I Richmond, 'some ■ leaving for home -■ to i morrow' in order to spend the holidays with their after which:: they start 1 out with their spring-. samples t and | hustle for business., The men promised >to I give good accounts of themselves when ; they l next met, and Messrs; Rosenbaum j & Co. are to be congratulated in having .■ men whose feeing toward them is so loyal. . ; . " : Coloiifl Murphy sustained his reputa tion as a host, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. - Those present were Messrs. Morton B. Rosenbaum, Joseph M.Rosenbaum. Cap tain William Russell. Allan M. M inter, R. F. Ga.skins. J. 11. Bicsc-n. M. G. Ter rell, V,'. If. Curry, and F.R. Butler, of th<! house, and the following travelling salesmen: W. O. Riddi<k. of North Caro lina: L R. Robinson, of North Carolina; W. D. • Parrish, travelling North Carolina and Virginia; J. G. Harris, of South Car olina: C. X nubbard. Georgia; B. -H. Hancock, Virginia: J. W. Williams. Wtst Virginia, and 11. F. Baker. Virginia. Vrrdict Apnlnxt Tradc-Unionifiis. LONDON. Dec."-' 19.— After a, long trial in the king's bench division of the high court of justice, the case of the TafC Vale Railroad Company against the Amalgamated Society of- Railroad Ser vants, involving many questions of the utmost interest to trades unions, result ed to-day in a. verdict for, the plaintiff. The latter complained of malicious mo lestation. picketing, intimidation, 'etc., during the strike of 1900. The judge, re served Ills decision on the question of damages until the, next sitting of the court. The !<«»n?« Out In Force.'; The Sons of the American Revolution hold their regular meeting in the rooms of the. Virginia Historical Society last night. The attendance was good and the society transacted much routine busi ness. . For some meetings past it has been hard to' get a quorum, and special notice was given of this and a request. made' that all the Sons attend. Knnernl of Mr. Colenian. Tho funeral of M^r. Thomas.J. : Colcman, who died Thursday morning, after a lingering illness, at his home. 1409 Floyd avenue, took place yesterday .afternoon at ;<:oL» o'clock from the Sacred Heart, church. The interment was in Mount Calvary cemetery. . MR. SEAY^S LATEST MOVE. "Will Sacrifice .Sub-Station for Al - deriiinnic Olllce. Mr. i[. Fill Seay, of Clay Ward, has sold out his interest in the Pharmacy on Pine street, which will transfer the man agement of the postal sub-station there, and will stand for re-election to his vir tually vacated seat in thc> aldermanac board; . l'nlma Scikln Trcii<j- <o Senate. HAVANA. December 19.— President Pal ma, sent tho Cuban-American treaty to the Senate to-day, with a message urging that early action on it be. taken. ISnr^rlar nn<l Murilercr Hnn«»'d. NEW ROADS. LA.. December If).—Wil lis Williams (colored), burglar and mur derer, was hanged iiere to-day in the pres ence of 1,000 people. HUNTER GIVES HIS SIDE. Hlm Account of tlie Shontlnf? of Fitz- Kerald — The Allej?eil Provocation. NEW YORK. December 19.— A copy of the statement made before the Court of Third Instance in Guatemala, by W." G. Hunger, Jr., son of the United States Minister; 'regarding the shooting of Wil liam Fitzgerald, has been received here. Hunter says: "I left the legation of the United States on Thursday a ftfe.nooiv. November 20, 1002. in company with the Hon. James G. Bailey, secretary of legation, for my accustomed daily .'walk, and, upon reach ing the' Plaza de Annas, as usual about 5 o'clock, we took a seat together, facing the' music stand in front of statue of Columbus. We had been seated there but a few minutes, engaged in conversation, whon Fitzgerald, whose presence- was un known to me, and without a word being said, or anything being done to provoke an assault, seized me by the coat collar with his left hand, and with his right struck me a severe blow under the left eye, which drew blood, and while thus holding me firmly down on the seat, drew a revolver, which he snapped two or three times in my face. Recovering from the shock of this assault, which for a moment dazed me, and the- surprise: :at the presence of tne assailant, whom I had not previously seen, I at once sprang with superhuman effort to my feet, thrust him from me, drew my. revolver, and shot the would-be assassin dead," in self defence, firing fivp shots, the contents of my weapon. In so doing. Immediately af ter the tragedy I walked quietly from the scene of the occurrence and surren dered to the local authorities. (Signed) "\\". G.. HUNTER. Jr." Mr. Bailey made a statement confirm ing that ,of Mr. Hunter. lHuckndc in Kfleet To-Day. PORT OF SPAIN; TRINIDAD. Deeom l)Orl )Or 19. —The British cruiser Alert left bore, last night for Carupano, and the British torpedo-boat Rocket sailed from here this evening for Cuidad Bolivar. Admiral Douglas, of the British fleet, has ordered the blockade of La Guayra; Carenero, Guanta, Gumana, Carupano. and the mouths of the Orinoco river. This blockade is to go into effect at midnight, December: 20th. Days of grace are al lowed as follows: To vessels .sailing prior to the date of the decree of blockade from West Indian ports. . and from the east coast of the Continent of America: Steamers, ten days; sailing vessels, twenty days. From other ports: Steamers, twenty days; sail ing vesseis. forty days. Vessels in the blockaded ports will be allowed fifteen days to obtain clearances. Violators of the blockade will be liable under the law. It is intimated here that the block ade probably will not last longer than thirty days. . . JAMESTOWN BILL OFFERED. Friend.-vof *!•«* Measure Do It To Aid in Gettinpr a Federal Appropriation. The bill .asking: for a conditional ap propriation of $200,000 by the State to the Jamestown tercentenary exposition , was offered in the. House Thursday, all the members from the cities and counties adjacent? to Norfolk . and Newport News signing the measure -as patrons. When it was offered it was explained that no action thereon was contemplated or desired until after the holiday. Then the bill will be pressed vigorously by its friends, and thye are hopeful of its prompt passage. The' measure will meet some opposition, but 'it is not thought that this will be of a nature to unne cessarily delay action. It is plainly and expressly provided in the bill that not a cent shall be paid out of the State treas ury until after the exposition 'com pany " has -liaised the entire million dol lars which it agrees to raise as a condi tion of the appropriation asked of , the State.,- ' Mr.' Whitehead, of Norfolk city/stated, yesterday that the chief object in of fering the bill at this time is to aid our representatives in Congress to their effort to secure a handsome appropriation from the Federal Congress. Mr. Maynard, he said, had written stating that Congress seemed favorably inclined to make an ap propriation of "$5,000,000 to the exposition, if- the State showed a disposition to for ward the enterprise. With , substantial evidence that the State intends to stand by and support the exposition movement it will; be '.very much . easier to present the claims of the exposition to the : Fed eral - Government and secure a liberal fund with which to provide a government exhibit. ■ v The members of the Legislature who ar« most active in' behalf of the. bill 'ex-; press confidence that \tk*? . Fill ROt/ik, liberal^ appropriation at this: : sesslon.- They, expect" to get tho entire ?200,000 this year 'and next. • ' , HARRISONBURG'S BANK. Director* Decide to Bnild an Im mciiNC Five-Story Structure. HARRISONBURG. VA., December 18. (Special.)—The directors -of the First National Bank, of Han-isonburg, deter mined at a meeting to-day to tear down their present banking-house and replace it with a five story building, that will cost from $40,000 to $50,000. The new build ing will occupy an entire /block on the public square. The ground floor will' be ecjuipp-ed for the use. of the bank and one storeroom. The "Pi'cr stories will; be litted for offices. , The contract will °c: let as soon as nossfble, as it is estimated that twelve months will be required to.. complete, the building. !!\!TER-^TAT"E OCOMM!SSION.O COMM!SSION. Investigation Begun on Railroad Tlnte« -on Imports Trnfllc. NEW YORK. Dec. 19.— The Interstate Coi. merce Commission met here to-day to investigate the r;ulroad rates on import traffic. C. S: Wight, freight traffic man age:* or the Baltimore and Ohio railway, preset: tod a schedule showing the charges of.'hiJ company for the inland transpor t-it ton of imported freightß. Replying: to Commissioner Prouty, Mr. Wl.ilesaid the rate charged b;,' his road oa 'ill-ports between New York and Chi-, euro is IS' cents per ICO pounds; whereas, like 'pr>ods originating in New York pay Gj crr.ts per .100 pounds freight to Chi ca;^<'. There- is no discrimination. The IS cents is: the proportion we recei\;e of a through rate from some other place, while the C 5 cents is the total cost of the through carriage from shipping point to destina tion' "Your foreign agent works on commis sion?" Mr Prnuly asked. ."You give him your rate and he charges what he can get? With the jjrolit he miikei'-.'and the commission you allow h;is to protect his contracts?" ; /'That is how I understand it.'' Mr. White replied. . Wall-Street Broker's Sarcas tic and Seasonable Lines for the Colossus. NEW YORK, December !!».— (Special.) This touching appeal to J. P. Morgan v/as widely circulated in Wall Street to day. It soon had the speculators surg ing to the magnate. Its author, George Crouch, is -wp!l known in the street: (To be sung by speculative "waits' in steel" to the tune of "The Old Cow Died While Waiting for the Grass to Grow.") Kind gentleman, please', harken. We stand before your door. To sing you 'Merry Christmas' and wish you many more. You are snug as n bug in your syndicate rug, and we hope you will never feel The chills and cramps. 'or get dumps like the 'outside' men in steel. We are mostly 'common' people, so unto you we pray. To guard our stock from market shock, and ever our 1 dividend pay. We are long of logs this Christmas, and. terribly short of coal, And we'd like to know how much we've paid to swell the. baronial roll; But, bless you all, kind gentlemen, from Morgan down to Baer. . Should we go to the groat warm corner, we hope to meet you there. They don't use coal in heaven, but the the other market's big. And, by might divine some fellows "who mine may be sent down there to dig. "As we stand out here and shiver and sing 'mid slush and, sleet. ~~ "We think of some warm corners we've known of in 'the street," And sadly we remember one merry 9th of May; '■ Our brokers 'called us early' on that disastrous day. Kind gentlemen, pray harken, you own the earth, we know, but with your scheme to merge with the moon we urge you to go slow. (Finish.) "Christmas is coming again. Christmas gloomy or gay. Yes, Christmas is coming, again, and so Is a reckoning day." RIALTO GIRLS BALK AT APPEARING WITH BURNS GIRL The Rialto Belles have struck at Hyde & Behman's Theatre in Brooklyn and all because of Florence Burns. The trouble came about when the "Ri alto Belles were in the middle of their act. By order of the management Flor ence Burns wal.-ed on the stage and sang her song. The Rialto Belles were dumfoundeil, according. to their manager, Frank Turner. Now they have struck and have en gaged Howe «& Hummel to bring suit against Hyde &. Bchman to recover dam ages and the week's contract for the Belles. This is Mr. Bernan's explanation: "To be frank, the act of tne Rialto Belles did not come up to what was ex pected. To give the best possible show to the public that I could 1 introduced Florence Burns in it to strengthen it." HERE'S A HOME FOR YOU. Uniiiue Advertisement, of Ijemurl JJordeii, :n» Keei?ntri<; Sltcuuiuloali Man. "WOODSTOCK, VA.. December IS.— (Special.) — An advertisement of Lemuel Borden, who came into prominence about two years ago by preaching his wife's funeral and preceding the funeral cortege to the burying place on foot, has attracted a good deal of attention and comment on account of its uniqueness. Here is the advertisement: To Investors. HomeseekVrs. . Lessees. Borrowers of Money, and to Visitors from the Cities— "J offer for sale or rent privately my valuable house and lot at Calvary, three miles, west, of Woodstock. -Va., consisting of the court that they resolved to inflict upon him a novel punishment. Feigning one day to be. overcome by the beauty of his face and person, they fell upon him en masse, hugging and kissing the wretched dandy till he cried for mercy. Deaf to his entreaties, the ladies con tinued their merciless caresses until the. object of their mock love — who, indeed, was but a sorry weakling— in endeavor ing to break away from their clutches, broke a blood, vessel and died a few days later. • Amurath IV., the Turkish sultan, sus pected one of his ministers 'of having designs upon the sanctity of his haiem, ordered the culprit to be kissed to death by his female slaves. 'This sentence was actually carried out, the miserable vic tim being securely fastened to the ground and then suffocated' by the caresses and kisses of his female executioners, who were stimulated to unflagging : exertion by the unrelenting rods of the tyrant's eunuchs.' . . Musical "lions" seem in especial J dang er of. this novel method of assault, and many of our most famous pianists: have run the gauntlet, only to emerge crushed and exhausted from the ordeal. DRATHS. . .."■'■ ; ' SUBLETT.— Died. December. 19. 1902, WAI/TER: S. SUBLETT. Funeral will take, place from residence, ':i?d..' : 911 east Marshall ; street, TO-DAY fgpJiiWlgVV at IT» M, '■:-»:-. .- - . - ' - , -", J the Great Gold Gash | IPKOFIT-SHARING CONTEST.! X ; - i'o ■'"—— — ' '"■- -^ ; — " :'■' -' ■ i -."lT.">'.- ,T; t ■ -».' ■■;, •■■. ' - '■; ■•;::;: ' -'P t First Prize $500; Second Priz8 s $250; Oiher Prizes, $2,250. J X A plain profit-sharing contest, whereby the readers 'of the Richmond Dispatch, the , T Weekly Dispatch, and the Richmond News may receive a portion of the money.taken in from , jr"; subscriptions, which would ordinarily be paid tp travelling mcc and ■ for travelling expenses. J* By offering prizes based on estimates of the Bank Gearings o«J Richmond at the close of jr business December 31, 1902, for the year 1902, we * propose to divide the handsome sum of J* $3> oo ° m cash among our readers. , -^ -■^r - : ' ■" ■ ;" - - ■ : ' ' - .' .. -' - < -:-/'■■ " ■"■ : • X_- r %■'■' Ooiicilf ioiis of thi Grsat Oontesi. •% J~ The subscription price will not ba change*. ' v. .. . ■ • ' " ■♦; The contest will close at 12 o'clock mldnleht D«c«nber ti', IWt- . ' __, ___ . T_^ ■ -6- «^ F ° r every X cents received by u« for subscription one e-tlraa-^ i»fll *• allowed by us. Tht lUbMTlpttan prtsw ot -^ J" the Daily Dispatch, delivered by carrier In Richmond, li W eenU t month: out-of-town, by mall, ». e«nto a monta X. or «. M a year Tho prJce . ot the New> 1525 eenta a month or ,3.00 * year . The Weekly. Di»p»tch rat. I. »-C0 » y«n X A remittahcu of 50 cente for either paperwill entitle «»e -ender to th. paper tor the period called tar to. our raw* , -•-. X■: - ***„■? estl mates: 11.00 four ertb^tea. and so on. - ' ' ■ , ' __ a ' <+? ■ 1 h esent subscribers, who havo patdJn advance, may, upon further pajrment, participate -in tfcta ««•«. m* A^ aye their nubscriptions extended accordiny » tb« aanount paid. * -•'•-■•* i* No estimato will be entered on our books except wh«n accompanied toy cash. Katlmat*. and cash ""f 1 "*!;' +> -V, -f .us In "the SAME ENVELOPE, or be delivered by the SAME PERSON at the SAME TIME. Upoa receipt ato™ office tho estimates will be entered upon books kept for that purpose, and the paper promptly ««nt to Uxe aaax«w» . »lven. .No change of estimates wIU be allowed after they are once entered on our books. ; -^H J~ No stockholdta-, orflctr, or employee of either the Dally pispatch. Weekly Dispatch, or Blchmond New« wu» »■ r< ■- *&. Permitted to make estimate* or In any Tfsjr iharo in this contest. .. _ J t Tp _a CAUTION!— Send money by checkor poet-office or express money order. This is th« only «*f« way- *£ £jJ2 A*V y to enclose in same envelope your estimate ks dollare and c*nta as to what will be the total BANK CtE*AJtU»w» - •fy* OP RICHMOND FOR 1902, AS CERTIFIED BT THE CLEARING-HOUSE JANUARY 1. 1903. * " . , _• _ L Should there be a tie for any prise, the amount will be diylded equally between thoso so tied. J* Write your uacae and addre*j» and particularly the fls»iree af. your e»timate.very plainly Jn oc** «*IW erwe «±*' *&■ zna.j occur. ' ' Xi "V" To the nearest correct estimate ..-..■.■.•.., >...:.i »..>.:....-»-.■.- -t---^-r->i*--:.--T<«^« ».-»:■•:•s S°° °° Tj ■^ To the second nearest correct estimate t ;i .-..---.,!-- >w *>• 2 5° °° H^.* "•& To the third nearest correct estimate . . .. ,. . . .> .- . . . ..-.i =- - . - . . . --«J•• —• • - «••-«—* lo ° °° X : •V". To the fourth nearest correct estimate. .>*...,... i......._..•.•:»....-'.. ...._..•.•: ».... -'. ■*..].':.*— '-r : " 75 °° jf; -^ ; To the fifth' nearest. correct estimate . ............... it > ...... ....'. .= > .-• -• • • --• -r- 5^ co . g -^ To the sixth nearest correct e5timate. . ........... -: t... . . -.: >.• . - - • ..:.-... •> ;• »-«^ .. 252 5 °° i *§. To the next 50 nearest correct estimates,. slo each,. ..l :..:. .•-11— •: "5°9 °° : -|| To the next 100 nearest correct estimates, $5 each ............ ,"i .....i--:.>i 500 00 JL. To the next 200 nearest correct estimates, $2 each ......•,....;....... .i>.-»^.«*-^" 400.00 ? -q^ X .To the next 300 nearest correct estimates, $1 each ;..... ..:.:...... .^; v . t.-..it .-.. i. rr t i ... v...i.:»)ui-n-.^v ...i.:»)ui-n-.^ 3°° °° I ..;-;;..'. These- -Additional 'frizes Wilj fllso Be Paid. tl "V". For the nearest correct estimate received before September 15, 1902..-.-.-..-..-.-.^.^ 100 00 "V" For the nearest correct estimate received before October 1, 1902...........:!...-. 75. °° £' "^ For the nearest correct estimate received before October 15, 1902.. ...... .;.... .^ 5° °° ""Y" .. For the nearest correct estimate received before November 1, 1902. ... .. ; :.....«. 35 °° - A;" •V" For the nearest correct estimate received before November 15, 1902. . . . .... >.. .1 25 00 '•4^' For the nearest correct estimate received before December -I, 1 992.. ....... i :...>>,... .1 15 00 "V* i.. --- "• T __ /Total 662 prizes, anVOUnting to. .>-.>, »z.-. r--*-.:.i.:^ i.>«m «.:.;.:.r.:.i i.x.x.^,000 OO jT I HERE IS THE QUESTION: t -f ««What Will Be the Total Bank Clearings in Dollars and Cents of -^ -f Richmond, Va., for the Year 1902?" T . On January 1, 1903, the Richmond Clean ng-House will certify the attount. That certifi- cate will decide the question. T The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1892 were .......:..:.- :...^.>..5 126,080,177 73 I The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1893 were- 0A , ;..r .... 114,957^211 89 & The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1594 were .......... t . 1 13,327,889 23 - £; *f The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1895 were ...., :, , 121,960,869 39 The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1896 were . . .... . . . ... ...... .-. . . . 1 14,378,841 66 g. "♦" The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1897 were ...........^ ....... 116,338,731 01 -^g% -& The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1898 were .... ................ 133,618,376 10 T; -4^ The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1899 were «... .; r 165,901,087 14 T. -^ The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1900 were . . . .,. « .-. . ; . .:..•.« ii t''5,537.475t ''5,537.475 "&t . T 4- The total bank clearings of Richmond for 190 1 were .... : ,......, :... 198,091,536 id j£ -6- The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1902 were ........... . . ......... ir a ■-■'. Cut out one of the following blanks, fill in .with the length of time you want the paper, ■ ▼!■"! ■" X and your estimate or estimates, and send by mail to Post-Ofnce Box 373, or bring to the of» > X fice, Ninth and Main streets, Richmond, Va. ; . "'^ r - "^ -^ t FOR CITY SUBSCRIBERS. > X Rate, soc a Month. j " ■ ■ ■ . «<K -■ X THE DISPATCH.— I hand you herewith* ..-..-.-.-. . for wriicH deliver your paper fo mj "V"; X address.. i.i;...;.:.My estimates on the Bank Clearin gs of Richmond for 1902 ' jb •&- are: ' . *-^tt ■ _ ;j£ .•■; TQf' .-«..-.-;...•.-••• ••••••*"•! t*-<ri>>*ur«i t«-«:. :•-•■•? 7^" '•* '»:•"•:«"•»••• »»mox»:<i r«i»:«»wrw»c«r»rft\»n»wiB — JL. -6- : SSt.f t. . v ./If ■ ' tTi - ' *^". -jA t ,-. .r,.,^.,, M ',i» •■•-•:. - r » «i. »:•:•:•» »r»»r«:.r«r.'. 91"'«9 1"'« •:»■•:• :«:«r.T.:^ f.r.r«>:»r»:»:»^» t«jr»:r<«ww« *■»'■;. >: _Jk. ' ■ ■-.■'■■ .-•■..■- ... . . . - . ■ .■. ■ ▼ ■ ;■ ' '£th. ■'..-.-.-..-.-.••••:•:•»«•-••>:•:• :•?•:•;••:■ ..i !»:<.».* lOth ...-. ...:.-.:w ci«:.7.f.Trt i.:A«i«.'s;.:.itf<z«arr«w m:.» "V" •O^ ' Cth • ••"#'■•."»■• f»"»:»:.:.:»i»:.J i»:»:^i 1 1 til • «-.»:<;<:i:*m^i t>»i«»-ji mwek>?>%««acKt} .f,~ : JL 6tll .•*-.«••••• '-••* «• ■^•"» :«'..«..i i-:«:.:»r.*3n •:•:...-! j *2tlt .-..;«>i.rj:»;»i.;»-:»: t»>i*ou'«r*f»;*r«; .-»:«^3««;c*^jo A, ' Name. .■..-. .-. ., ». ..•.-.•.•.: -...-.-«r.a > ..:o.>v.'* -T"H ■"¥ Number ..... Street... .... <r... -.-.-.-»•.>« » . .. .:.»..i*^c« ! ' i--A-ni --A- n ■^ This blank must be brought in person to this office. ■ v. 5 .. "^ - : : % FOR OUT-OF-TOWN SUBSCRIBERS, t -0- Rate, 25c. a Month or $3 a Year. X^ *$- - • -.. . ' ■ -- - --- 'v. ■-..." gjg.i THE DISPATCH/— -Enclosed find . . for which send your paper to my address ' "^ -<v f0r....... My estimates i,on the Bank Clearings of Richmond for 1902 are: "^" ■ "<^ ' "' - -' ■ .'.. ■ - ' '■■■.. ■ •■ '..'. ■' V^- ISt ..•• •*i -i» •• •• •"• ••* *•• >'•"•'«■"* i»s**« •*• »> ' 7 » .:».^.".r»:.i t»:»>»:»>:^ x»:«k •*•: • •:• r^.v*^ \^j-~? v" o(i ..... '.-.■: -. ...;.....•....»;•..•.'».•;••:•:•:•:« i»*«i «t*l .. . •:• •»:t:« »:t.T.<»:.i r»;^t»:<or» „•• » w "--- JL'-*".. •^ ' ." ' \- r - :-'■ '. . "" v ■■■.. .':■';-- : - ■ - : - jT 3d .... •• • «•»:!• • • «•• «:• •< t-:«. •:•-■! c*:.:«»»i .9^• • • •-• • * •=»* »>:»^ •-•-•.•.-.• »».<«».j».i»«, m _&-f,& -f, "*V Ay\i ..•••..•••»•:> » : * : " : * •••■*••••' •• •-.»:• •} - lOt 11 »•:«-•-•:.;•'•: i.:«:»r»:«:< [.:.■.•;•:»■.:.:•-.;•:.;• ««« : j- ■±.'- ':■'■'. •^ ■ r '- : \y'-- ■-—■ .■■■■-■/■■ ■■'■•. ■'■ : '':'Ts jV^ Cth ..«•■••:•• .:!•:•*•>:• « •:•.•! ' i»:»:«-«»:r.»-«i t»:«.: 2XtU • .•>> i> .>:'•:•>.• !•»»•;. .: a ; (X KM -<^ *.- p. 6tli ■•;. •• • « •;...:«: :• • :*.».»'ji-mi 't»x»:*i»'»ia'*im*irnn: 1 2 til «.:..-..-.•.;<.-< »>l»>3»:«:»r»aa iccoo.'vtxn: ' jT" ^ :. Ifaplll^iS^llp 111 : •' pi "j. Post-Ofnce. . . .... ... . . . . ...»..«..• .State » «-*r.r.:»*!rt >-<»-<.•« '■'■■'<4£~-t. Enclose one estimate .for each 25 cents. v .;;.'. '..^-^M 3 Address P. p. Box 373, Richmond v Va, Remit byjChec^Post»Off ice Order, or Express Money Order. "* ♦-'».■♦■•♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦»'