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Afe!?!? m WHOLE NUMBER, 16,212. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1003. PRICE TWO CENTS. SUMMARY OF 'DAY'S NEWS THE WEATHER. WASHINGTON, April D.-Forecnat for Friday nnd Saturday: , ?. Virginia?Fair Friday, Incronslng cloudi? ness Saturday, probably, followed by iHowersi north winds, becoming oust and iros In - . North Carolina-- fair Friday; Saturday ihowcrei fresh winds, mostly south. Delightful spring wcntlior, with a sus tolclnn of chill In the air attor nightfall, marked? yesterday, increasing cloudiness Is anticipated to-day and probably show? ers to-morrow? STATU OF TUB THKRMOM10TF.R. 1.1 M; .CO : 12 M..'.PS/ 3 P.'M.;. <3 II,P. M.?/?? W n p. m./?.? ? 12 midnight .:.|? Averago.........'. 06 2-3 Hlghost temperature yesterday.....'. ?3 .Lowest temperature yesterday.?I Mean tompcrutur? yesterday. ?J Normal lomperaliire for April.......... o? Departure from normal temperature, 07 l'rcclpltatlon for past 21 hours......... 00 MINIATURE ALMANAC. April. 10, 1903. Bun rises.B:-ll I HIGH TID15. Bun sets.?:3? I Morning.?Kl.l Moon sets.4:52 | Evening.-....1:311 RICHMOND. House votes to remove Judge C, J. Campbell from the bench of Amtierst county hy a. considerable irin'Jnrlty-The Maun liquor bill now only lacks the Gov? ernor'? signature to become a lato? (?llllcan converted before his death? Comment of the Anti-Saloon League on ? tile Mann bill-Observance of Good Fri? day In the churches?'Recruiting/ station established In the Fedenti building hero ?Many organisations walling to secure charter???? wife has her husband ar? rested In Ilenrico county-A marl-dog In Fulton-Superintendent of Laurel Re? formatory not re-elected; a breezy meet? ing held last night-Prominent Virgin? ians to go to St, Louis-Movo for a new liridge over the rl?/er?Competitive ex? aminai ion for admission to naval acad? emy to be held to-morrow-Donatl's I ?anillo? win a,bull game-Minister per? forms three marriages In twenty-four hour??Engine make? a wild run with. no one aboard-Valuable portraits for the Concfedernte Museum-Corporation bills to bo taken up Tuesday-Head of the Lady Maccabees here?Southern Ve? hicle Association, adjourns after a ban nue!. MANCHESTER-Young man : ar icstod on the chnrgO of taking ? watch nnd chain?-Charged with blocking t.he street*-City mule sold-?An entertain? ment for the Florida table at the bazaar ?-Funeral this afternoon-Fine enter? tainment at Lender Hall-Finance Com? mittee to meet to-night-Auditor Hall sick-Anniversary of Anderson Lodge?? Revival services-German at . Leader Hall Tuesday night. VIRGINIA.. Early saloon closing nnd higher license in Bristol-Collega debate at Emory Fatal shooting affair between negroes at Lawyers' Station-Burglary rt Gordons vine-Hatchet found In Washington liouse In Frr-derlekstliirg, but no cherry tree-Dog tax in Lexington-Klcilo manln entered ue defense nlea In Norfolk Police Court??Negro? arrested in Staun? ton for shooting conductor-?-Disappointed lover takes laudanum at Suffolk-??, H. Lee has dlsuppared from ??unl??Higher license- ili Orango-Consolidation ofvPe tersburc Chamber of Commerco and Young Men's Business Association-Drys win by 203 majority In Danville-Uni? versity of Virginia-defeats Lehlgh 4 to 0 In errorless game.-Ma fringes-Garfleld "Wood and Miss Lizzie Stanleton in Brls 'tol; R. D. Brinkley and Miss Mn'rv M. Alexander at Newport News; Hi K. Short nnd Miss Olile Klrkpntrlck in Rockbrldge; S. D. TImherlako, Jr., and Miss Annie Svbil Faw In Brooklyn; G. W. Boyer and Miss ?Nora May Bookman In Bon Air; ?William Whltley nnd Miss Ida Lee Han? cock In Portsmouth. Deaths-Mrs. Lu? cile Baxter at Goldsboro, N. C. NORTH CAROLINA. Circus bill poster dead at Creen ville Election on bond "-Issue for nubile Im? provements nt Fnyettevllle-Republican rloctod to succeed Prltrhard-Postofflce at Windsor robbed-Pemberton Indicted for shooting O'Hanlon-Interest In the Charlotte primnry of next Saturday-?j Charters granted at Raleigh-Little hrf? killed by servant girl accidentally near Charlotte-Interest in primary at Hen? derson. GENERAL United Stnt'es Circuit Court, decides against legality of the Northern Securities Company merger nnd an appeal will bo taken to the Supremo Court?-President Roosevelt heeded threat that boast of tariff revision would endanger his renom Inatlon-Immigration records for March surpass those of any previous month Now cup challenger defeats Shamrock I. by seventeen minutes over, a thirty-mile course-Majority of Investigating com? mltteo sustains charges against Governor Tefferson Davis, of Arkansas, and Im? peachment proceedings may follow If re? sort is adopted-Mrs, Amanda Williams . ihot her former sweetheart to death while he slept, and admits that jealousy was emise of crime, which she planned do lberateiy-Twelve-Inch gun on battlcshjp Iowa explodes and kills three men-Ono man killed and several slightly injured in clash between union and non-uni?n work? men In Detroit-Henry Watterson speaks ?t annual banquet of Hamilton Clito. of Chicago?-Railway employes In Holland ?aid to he asking for a peaceful settle? ment-Exocriiblo libel law passed by Pennsylvania Sonate. GOVERNOR DAVIS MAY BE IMPEACHED Majority of Committee Finds Charges Against Him Sus? tained by the Evidence. (By Associate?! Press.) ' ? MTTLE ROCK, ARK., April 0.?The IVays and Means Committee of tho Mouse of Representatives filed its report m tlio investigation of charges ponding tgalnat Governor Jefferson Davis by lUtorney-General George W, Murphy on behalf of tho State Penitentiary Board. The report, which Is a voluminous one, Is accompanied, by fibout a thousand typewritten pug?? of evidence. Tho com mltteo is divided |n its findings, sevon nf tho eleven mam bora sigline the ma? jority report, finding certain charges sus? tained by tlio evidonoo, tho three prin? cipal ones" bolng tho alleged misuse of contingent funds, uso of a privato car furnished by tho Ohontaw Railroad and ?cceptiiiico of coal from a concern which rVas supplying tho Stato Institutions, no evidence being Introduced of Intention to pay,for It. Three members signed a report exonero ting' both Governor Davis end tho members of the penitentiary board from ???>' action of a criminal nature, A motion was defeated in the House to postpone further consideration of tho reporta for ono week. If the majority report Is adopted impeachment' proceod ?*m?? may. follow, HOUSE VOTES TO REMOVE JUDGE CAnPBELL; MANN LIQUOR BILL PASSES BOTH BRANCHES Report of the Committee Adopted in a Whirl. VINDICATION FOR JUDGE W. G. LOVING House Strikes Out All Refer? ence to Him In Answer. OPPOSITION MADE A ( VERY POOR SHOWING Vote Was 63 to 18, and While Unlimited Time Was Given, Only Messrs. Folkes and Leake Spoke for Accused Judge?The Matter Now Goes to Senate and May Be Concurred in. For Removal?Messrs. Allen, Angeli, Armstrong, C. C. Baker, W. W. Baker, Banks, Blscoe, Charles T. Bland, George . C. Bland, Boaz, Bowman, Branch, Cannaday, Cabell, Cardwell, Cat?n, Christian, Churchman, Davis, Dudley, Duke, Early, Edmondson, Elam, Featherston, Fulton, Gardner, Qarrett, Gent, George, Gravely, Her? man, Heermans, Hoffman, Huff, Jen? nings, Lacy, Lasslterj Lawoon, Lee, Lion, Lowry, Lyell, Mort, Murrell, New hoiise, Nottingham, Orgaln, Overby, Powers, Purdy, Reynolds, Rice, Rob eon, Sebrell, Slpe, Blackburn, Smith, Snead, Stafford, Turpln, Walker, West and Whltehead?63. Against Removal?Messrs. Coleman, Cummlng, Edwards,, Folkes, Green, Hundley, Walter Jordan, Kelley, Leake, Lewis, Mays, Owens, Stearnes, Taylor, Toney, \ Wallace, Ware and Woodard?18. The Houso of Delegates, by a vote of 63 to 18, yesterday adopted the resolutions offered by tho Courts' of Justice Commit? tee, removing Judge C. J. Campbell, of the County Court of Amherst, from office, upon the charges alleged ngalnnt him by the two houses o? the General Assembly. The matter will now go to the Senate, where It Is predicted It will be disposed ot In like manner. Tho contest lh the Houso'was short and sharp, and was wit? nessed by a vast throng of Interested spec? tators, composed largely of fair women and well-known mon. There were about ninety members In their seats, and a great many Senators came over to witness the struggle on the House side. After some preliminaries had been disposed of and tho Houso had adopt? ed the conference report on the general revenue bill, the,chair laid before 'the body tho removal resolutions offered by the committee, and Mr. Leake, of Gooch land, tho Campbell lloor leader, offered a substitute, contending that tho Investiga? tion had been Irregular, and calling upon the House to start It all over again and give the accused Judge the twenty days' constitutional notice In advance of the taking of the testimony. WOULD NOT YIELD. To this substitute Mr. Leake addressed himself at some length, refusing to yield for a motion to limit tho debate. When Mr. Leake had concluded, Mr. Davis, on behnlf of the committee, offered a straightforward letter to the body from Judge W. a. Loving, of Nelson, replying to tho attack made upon him by Judge Campbell In the latter'? answer, and. he asked that it be read at the desk, This brought up the first clash, and tho Camp? bell forces, led by Mr. Edwards, of West Point, and others, lined up against having the letter.rend. It was rend, however, and Mr. Davis moved to strike out of Judge Campbell's answer all of that part relat? ing to Judge Loving, and It was adopted by a large majority. Mr. Davis pnld a high tribute to Judge Loving; referred to his letter (is a manly one, and declared that Judge Campbell's reference to" him was oltogcther uncalled for. Judge Loving stated in his letter that owing to the follies of youth he had bo come heavily Involved,In debt, but that since he had changed his course In life ho was discharging these obligations by hard srtugglo, and that no one know It bettor than Judge Campbell, to whom he had but recently made a payment. BITINO LANGUAGE. He refers also to tho difficulty between himself and Mr, Gordon, and says It was one of mutual combat, and has long since been adjusted. He says ho would have declined Judge Campbell's support for ot? ilen had It been tendered, as he knew, his political methods to be base and corrupt, nnd that lie had never sought position in thai way. In' his closing sentence Judge Loving uses tho following biting language: "This mode of Judge Campbell in meeting di? rect charges against himself of malad? ministration and corruption In high office (chnrgos abundantly supported by the evidence) by crying persecution, and malting counter charges against his ac? cusers when run to ground, Is character? istic of the man, and Is but another evi? dence of his baseness and cowardice, , ALL ?'???? DOWN. When this motion of Mr. Davis hod carried, there was a move to limit de? bate, but this motion was lost, nnd the' substitute resolution of Mr. Leake wns rejeoted without division, and Mr. F,o)kes offered another, simply censuring Judge Campbell for striking Mr, Crnwford, Tho Richmond member appealed strongly for m,prcy, nnd at the end of his speech, his substitute was rejected?ayes, J7; noes, 69. Mr. Locke offered another, whioh was also rejeoted, directing the Judiciary Committee to Inquire whether or not there should be Impeachment proceed? ings agnlnst Judge Campbell. / Mr. Davis now took the floor to closo the debate, though It oould be hardly dignified with that term, as thero oould be found no Campbell n4vocates, not? withstanding the fact they had made a great fight for unlimited timo. Just nt 2 p. M. tho Petersburg Inwyer yielded and the vote was taken with the result given above, Only ono pair was announced. Mr. ?Continued, pa ?ecoud Fag&?. JUDGE CLARENCE J. CAMPBELL. (Whom the House Voted to Bemove.) JUDGE WILLIAM HODGES ????. (Patron of the Liquor Law Adopted'Yostorday.) MURDER WAS / DELIBERATE Woman Admits That She Planned it a Month Ago. BOUGHT REVOLVER THEN Jealousy Was Cause of Mrs. Amanda Williams Shooting Carroll Mix to Death While the Latter Slept. She Submitted to Arrest. (By Associated Press.) KANSAS CITY, M0? April 9.?Mrs. Amanda Williams, who came here recent? ly from' Texas, shot and fatally wounded Carroll Mix, of Fayottevllle, Ark., while tho latter was asleep in his room here early this morning. Mrs. Williams . and Mix were former sweethearts. The woman was deserted by her husband some time ago in a Texas town, and until recently had been in Fayetteville. As Mix slept this morning Mrs. Williams onte'red his room at 5:30, unknown to .other Inmates of the house, and began flrlng at him. The first shot entered his nose, the second entered his cheek, the third struck him in the groin, and the fourth grazed -his left arm. The fifth and last bullet went wild. Mrs. William's sub? mitted quietly-to arrest. Mix said that he had come to Kansas City a few days ago to get away from tho woman, and said he'did not know she wns In the city. Mrs. Williams Is thirty years old and Mix twenty-nlno, Mrs. Williams said she had left Fay? etteville on Monday last to follow ???, who had preceded her tho day before. Sho met him hero two dnys ago, she as? serted, but he evaded her. Mrs. Williams admitted frankly that < the ehopttng was prompted by Jealousy. She said she had beon deserted by her husband In Texas a year ago. and that the acquaintance with Mix, whom she had known for years, was renewed. Mix was a farmer, Mrs. .Williams, In a statement to the prosecutor, admitted that she had pur? chased the, revolver with which she shot Mix a month ago, and that she had planned "the Bhootlng deliberately., She was calm when arrested, but later In her cell became hysterical and exprossed sor? row for her deed. The woman says her husband Is James Williams, of Gainesville, Texas. A. C. GILLIGAN WAS CONVERTED Talked With Dr. Moncure of His Case, but Made No Confession. On the day before his death,. Andrew Carter Gllllgan, who died Wednesday night In the State penitentiary, was con? verted under the ministry of tho Rev. Dr. John Monoure, Episcopal olty missionary of Richmond. Dr. Moncure, who visits the penitentiary regularly, had seen GllllgRn two or three times before, and on Tuesday, when he learned ot the man's serious Illness, ho at once hurried to his cell, Gllllgan had every comfort religion could offer, and Tuesday everting he professed conversion. Ho said he had been baptized bofore. Buch was the physical condition of tho prisoner that he , could hardly B]>eak? still he managed to tell the minister of the gospel something of tho causes which led to his Incarceration lu the penitentiary, ,??? wttde no. cutU'w^lou of gulltt however. BIG GUN EXPLODES Three Men Killed and Five In? jured on the Iowa. BODIES BADLY MUTILATED Twelve Feet of the Outside Turret of | Twelve-Inch Gun Destroyed by Pre? mature Explosion of a Shell. Great Holes Torn in Deck. (By Associated Press.) ' PENSACOLA, FLA., April 0.?A disas? trous explosion occurred on the battleship Iowa to-day while the vessel was at tar? get practice In tho Gulf. The forward port twelve-Inch gun burst from the pro mature explosion of a shell, twelve feet ot the piece outside the turret being demol? ished. Three men wero killed and five In? jured, two seriously. The killed are: FIRST-CLASS SEAMAN KIELE. ORDINARY SEAMAN FERCELL. GUNNER'S MATE BERRY. , The Injured are: First-Class Seaman Gaught, Ordinary Seamen Thursdalo, Brown, Mansadale and Purucker. The men killed and Injured were on the second, or gun deck, at the mess. Three pieces of the exploded gun, each weighing. over a ton, passed downward through the spar deck, falling upon tho men at moss, instantly killing tho throe named. All of tho mon wore horribly mu? tilated, The heavy missiles, after passing through tho gun deck, continued down to tho third deck, where they came in con? tact with the armored deck, the.heuvy steol bringing them to a stop, thus sav? ing the engineers and firemen, who woro at work below. Although tho upper decks were crowded with men, no one thero was seriously Injured. PREMATURE EXPLOSION. The explosion occurred just as tho mess call had been sounded. Firing was to have ceased attor the shot for the dinner hour. The range had been sot, and the |, Iowa was steaming along at a speed of twelve knots an hour, when Lieutenant Re?d, In charge of the forward twelve Inch turret, gave orders to load and flro. The time fuse was cut for tho range, the piece chargod, breech closed and the word given to flro. Following tho report of tho gun there wns a smothered report, ns tho shell exploded midway In tho gun, nnd pieces of the burst gun and ehell were j scattered broadcast. Three groat holes were torn through the dock. Thoso who woro below began coming upon deck, somo bloody and mu? tilated, whllo lying on the floor, crushed almost \beyond recognition, were tho three unfortunate mon. Tho Massachusetts, six miles distant, wns signalled for aid, and one of tho 'putters put off with the sur? geon and assistants. Tho wounded mon wore taken to the hospital and tholr In? juries dressed. The dead were brought to Ponsacoln. Some claim tho explosion was caused by a dofootlvo shell, nnd others think that tho frequent fifing of the pieces at Culebra during tho winter, added with tho work done here during the past ten days, so strained the piece that the force of tho charges hurst the gun. MAJOR SOL. CUTCHINS TAKES HIS LEAVE The Blues held spoclal battalion drill at their armory last night, an unusiiolly large number bolng In ranks. Major Cutchlns took occasion, to state that It wns tho last timo ho would bo with tho boys, and congratulated the two com? panies on their present good shape, and expressing regret at bolng forced to leave A number of tho battalion are desirous of going to Newport News ?t>?1 16th to the launching, und U la Ilkoly tho trip will bo taken, ? ? It Is expuctoil that Captain Cheatw?od will succeed Major Cutchlns, and a- pro? motion be mado all dorm the Hue. , DRYS WIN IN DANVILLE Local Option Forces Win Out by 203 Majority. RESULT WAS UNEXPECTED The Saloons,, 23 in Number, Will Pro? bably Close To-Day ? Defeat of Wets Due to Over-Confidence and Activity of Ministers. (Special to The Tlmes-DIspntcli.) DANVILLE, VA., April 9.?The, "Drys" won in to-day's local option election by 203 majority. In the city. Tho election passed off very.quietly so far as any dis? order, ?.vas concerned, but both sides havo been working hard all day. The ministers of the city were at the polls all day, and at tho Third Ward there wero some wo? men out working for the "Drys." . Tho election Is a local victory for'tho "Drys," as It was confidently expected that the "Wets" would carry ' tho city. Contrary to expectations, the negro voto was almost solidly with the "Drys,'' The total registration In tho city Is 1,49-1, and the total vote polled was 1,223. To-night a large crowd congregated on the cor? ner of Main and Union Streets to hear tho returns, which woro announced from tho steps by. one of the local preachers, and his announcement was received amid cheers. The Impression prevails to-night that tho saloons, twenty-three In number, will close to-morrow. This will throw out of employment 51 white employes in the sa? loons and thlrty-eovon porters. It will close up twenty-thrco saloons, two wholes sale boor houses, three soda bottling es? tablishments, four billiard nnd pool rooms nnd three bowling alleys. ' The tlefoat of tho "Wets" was duo ' to nver-condldenco on tholr part and the combined nnd con? certed work at the polls ot tho local min? isters. The committee having In charge the erection of Aid new Home for the Sick to-day awnrded the contract for Its erec? tion to rt. B. Grnhnm, of this city. The building will cost $15,000, and' the contract calls for Its completion by tho 1st of next September. OCTAVIUS APPLEGATE MADE PASTOR EMERITUS (?? Associateti Press. ) NEWBURGH, N. Y., April 9,-Rev. Octavlus Applogato, for thlrty-'flvo years rector of St. George's Episcopal Church, hns retired nnd been made rector emer? itus. UNION LEAGUE CLUB NOT FOR NEGRO Tables Resolutions to Take Up Fight Against Consti* tutions of Southern States (Spoclal to The Tlmoa-'DIspatch.) NEW YORK, April 0.?The Union Longue Club, after a dobaixi lasting until after midnight, ta Mod tho report of thu Committee on Political Reform, which provided for tho Club's taking action In favor of fighting for negro suffrago In tho South. Tim debate was exciting, and even bit tor at limes, both tho radicals and con? servatives contesting every inoli of ground. When, after midnight, the vote on a motion to> tublo wits taken, the ayus had It, and tho Union League Club, as an organization, will lot negro suffrage caro for Itself. Those In favor of the report declare they will continuo the light If the ? hu ve ?va do ?o os individuals. MERGER IS UNLAWFUL Court Decides Against the Northern Securities Co. OPINION WAS UNANIMOUS An Appeal Will Be Taken to the United States Supreme Court for Final Adjudication?J. P. Morgan Says it is No Blow to Railroads. (By Associated Press.) ST. PAUL, MINN., April D.?The posi? tion of tho United States Government in the suit brought against the Northern Securities Company, the Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railroads aiid "indi? vidual officers and directors of those com? panies, was sustained In tho decision handed down In tho United States Circuit Court of Appeals In this city to-day. Tho case was? originally, brought In tho United States' District Court hero,? but under a special act ot Congress wns taken at once to tho Court of Appeals, which court was to expedite the hearing and decision o* tho caso in every manner posalblo. The taking oftestlmbny In this city and In Now York lusted for sovoral weeks, and the argumonts in St, Louis before Circuit Judges Cnldwell, Sandborn, Thayer and Van Dovonter took several flays. The decision was written by Judge Thayer and was filed' to-day. An appeal to the United States Supreme Court will be taken Immediately. All four Judges concurred In the conclusions of the court, which were stated by Circuit Judge Thayer. Judge Thayer, in the opinion, recites the petition was brought under the anti-trust act of 100O. und 'adds that under tho act of February 11, 1903, this case, being of "general public Importance," has beon givon precedence over others anil In every way expedited. It Is declared' that from tho admissions of tho pleadings, tho mat? ters of faot nro that the roads wero par? allel and competing linos; that they hncl jointly secured control of the ^Burlington; Ihnt In 1900 a holding company had been formed by largo owners of the stock of tin? Northern Pacific'and Great Northern, and tho court holds that tho scheme which was thus devised and consummated led inevitably to the following results: First?It placed control of tho two reads In the hands of a single person, to wlt: the Securities Company, by virtue of Its ownership ot the largo majority of the stock of both companies; second, it destroyed every motive for competition between tho two road's engaged In inter? state traillo, which were natural compet? itors for business,' by pooling tho earn? ings of the two roads for tho common ben ofll of the stockholders of both companies, and, according to the familiar rulo that evory one Is presumed to Intend what Is tho necessary consequence of his own acts, when done wilfully and deliberately, wo must concludo that those who conceived and executed the plan aforesaid tutende?!, among other things, to accomplish theso objects. THE WORD TRUST. On tlio point whether tho present case comes within tho Inhibition of tho anti? trust act, tho court discusses the mean? ing of the word trust as used In tho act, nnd adds thnt In cases arising under the act It has been held by tho highest au? thority In the tuition anil Ha opinion j has been reiterated. In no uncertain terms, that the aat applies to interstate carriers of freight and passengers as well ?is to all other persons, natural or artificial; mat tho words "in restraint of traue or commerce" do not mean unreasonable or partlnl restraint of trade or commerce, but any direct restraint thereof; that ?n agreement between competing railroads which requires thorn to act In concert tu fixing tho rate for tlio carriage of pas? sengers or freight over tholr respective lines from one Stato to another, and which by that moans restricts temporari? ly the Sight of any other such carriers to name such rates for Hie carrlago of (Continued on Eighth Page}, A Victory Won Yesterday by Temperance People MEANS PROHIBITION IN THE COUNTRY Increase of Liquor License in Cities and Towns. BARKEEPERS PUT UP LOSING FIGHT General Revenue Measure Only Await? Governor's Signature to Become Law?Some of Its Features. Not a Line Changed in Either House?Chair-, men Happy. Without tne dotting of a? !'l" or th?. crossing of a "t," the ? 'two houses o? ) ,the General Assembly yesterday, ' agreed! to.:tha conference report of, the general, revenue bill, carrying with It the Mann ',\ liquor amendmont, and the high license foaturo as applied to oltlos and towns, ,' and all othor localities," In fact, where '-, liquor licenses aro granted In future. ? The former amendment means practl. cally prohibition against bar-rooms In the rural districts, and in towns of less'than ?."> 600 Inhabitants, while tho latter fixes bar-room licenses at $360 and $175 Instead, of $200 and, $100 as at present. It has been these amendmonts that have kept the tax bill up In the nlr so long, . and It WO.B Jn the House that th? battisi raged fiercest. A few days ago the Houso ,.' rejected tho report of the conferees, anda? tile liquor people mado a powerful fight to have the bill sent to another confer-,, enee. But Chairman Boaz saved the. day ;, by entering a motion to reconsider,? upon' which he rode triumphantly to, victory In the end. ?':' V Tho vote In the House -was ,59 to 2S, ' while that in the Senate was..24, to. 3^ In favor of the report.' The bill now goes' to the Governor and -will become law; when ltv shall have been signed by Hl?i Excellency.' As can-bo seen from the vote .ln'-.thCT* two houses, there was practi-cally no fight .:?', In -either, ' ? '?',?' Chairman Boaz called up the report In ' the House as soon as the morning hour : had been disposed of and after ? some slight sparring, tho body, voted a recon? sideration, nnd thon adopted the confer once committee's report In a,whirl. .? ' Mr. Boaz quickly communicated the matter to the Senate, and under tho lead? ership' of Chairman ?' Wlckham It was quickly concurred In by the Senate'. It Is estimated that the bill will yield about $3,900,000 and it? will become effec? tive upon Its being signed by tho Gov- ' ernor. ','.... One of the Interesting features of the bill Is tho schedule of taxes upon insur? ance companies. Tho life companies are to pay ono per, cent, as at present on? . gross premium receipts, and all? othor companies one and a quarter per cent, Tho chief objootlon to the bill has been : directed by the liquor people, and In thi , end thoy failed at every point. The Senate. The attendance on the sessions of th? . Sonate yesterday was small and.the In? terest in tho proceedings was overehad-, , owed by that In the session of the other ., House, whither all visitors and manjrj ;,' members of the Senato turned. Rev, George H. Ray, D. ,D., of North? ampton, offered the Invocation. The Sonato took up and passed th* House Joint resolution authorizing th? publlo printer to continue the existing contra'ots for printing the Journal and documents of the two houses. The Houso bill authorizing the Board?, of Supervisors of counties to retire out? standing bonds and to Issue bonds \bear-.. Ing a lower rate of Interest was pissed, Mr. Powers, of Caroline, communfaated, ..-' to tho Senate tho adoption by the House of the amendment suggested by the Gov? ernor to the Houso bill chartering the ; town of Bowling Green. The amendment was concurred In. and the amended bill passed. Mr. Boaz, of Albomarle, chairman . ol ' tho House Committee on Finance, com? municated' the adoption by the House of the report ot the Conference Committee on the disagreeing amendments of tho two houses to the general revenue bill, A few minutes later Mr. Wlckham? o? Hanover, chairman of the Finance Com-' mittoe, reminded tho Sonato of the com? munication by Mr. Boaz, charlman of th? Houso Finance Committee, and naked that the Conference Committee's report on tho general revenue bill be laid be? fore the Senato, This was agreed to, and at the suggestion of Mr. Wlckham, th? clork read tho amendments proposed by the Committee of Conference, and they wore explained separately by the chair man of tho committee. . This proceeding occupied the time of the Semite during the remainder of th? day's session. A STRONG STATEMENT. Mr. Wlckham took tho floor and warm? ly advocated the adoption of the oonfer?? enee report, defending tho Mann bill, In some detail, "AVhnover says tho Mann bill Is not a rovoWio measure, does not appreciate tho moaning of tha words," snlrt he. In advocating the provision Imposing a fine, Imprisonment and forfeiture of llconso for violation of tho Sunday law, the spanker condemned la strong terms thu conditions prevailing ?t various pointa I In tho State, among which he cited West Point, which he characterised ns "thnt Coney slnnd of the State," nini the vicin? ity of Norfolk. Tho amendment in rei?, tlon to Sunday selling was designed to prevent the ?disgraceful scenes witness? ed any Sunday at those and other places. Tho protection of our Sunday, of our wo? mon and of our children nre the thre? things the Mann bill Is designed to ac? complish. Mr. Bnrksdale, of Halifax, Injected a bit of humor Into the discussion by aj eortlng that tho Sonate contri ees had conceded nothing but the English lan? guage and his amendments. Mr. Anderson, of Richmond olty, brief* ly put pu record his oblecUons to the bill. He regarded the measure as a compul Bory prohibition law thrust upon t?e poo? (>lo. Ho would vola? ho ?aid, to ?ubavi.