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?""M?ffi ?SBBSES Kg I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,24?.
UICIIMOND, VA., SUNDAY, MATW, 1003.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Thousands to Gather in
GENT WHITE TO
BE THE ORATOR
The Military Will Bo Out In
CITIZENS; CARRIAGES IN
PARADE THIS YEAR
Many Thousands of Richmond People
Will Assemble in the Beautiful Cem?
etery and Do Honor to Ihe
Memory of Sixteen Thous- .
and Confederate He?
roes Buried There.
Beneath tho wide-spreading? trees of
Hollywood, beautiful city of tho dcud,
tho people of Richmond will gather In
thousands on the afternoon of Saturday
next to pay un nnnual tributo of lovo
and remembrance to tho sixteen thou
Band of Confederate heroes whoso re?
mains lay Interred within the precincts
of tho place.
Ah year follows year, rapid succession
placea on over-widening Interval between
tho present and tho terrible past, In
?which those men fought and died, me?
morial day, when upon their graves are
.scattered sweet flowers of the spring,
when thousands assemble to hoar re?
counted by somo gifted tongue the deeds
of tho silent sleepers, grows more and
more of an Imperishable Institution.
Though tho fruitful pa?t becomes more
of a past it? each day and hour speed
by, Memorial Day recalls it. each year
for a Hpcll to tlio present, and Jealously
guards for the younger generations the
memories held ho dear by tho older. Each
occasion sees a more generous outpour?
ing than tho preceding, until it bas be
como evident that tho observance, In?
woven In tho Ufo of the city, will never
pasa away. It has become customary to
expect ?i larger celebration each succeed?
ing year, and the present will be no ex?
ception. Memorial Day of 1003 will proba?
bly be the greatest of all up to this time.
Arrangements for tho exercises have,
barring a few minor details, been prac?
tically completed. Everything is in tho
hands of the ladles of the Hollywood
Memorial Association, by whom the day
was Instituted, and they have Just fin?
ished their work.
On the Sunday before Memorial Day,
to-day, tho association has arranged to
attend Its annual service. It will be
held this year In the Second Baptist
Church, at Sixth nnd Main Streets, be?
ginning at 8 o'clock this evening. Tho
annual sermon will he preached by the
Hav. W. R. U Smith, D. D.. pastor of
the congregation. The entire middle aisle
will be reserved for tho Confederate or?
ganizations. Tho ladles of the associa?
tion will meet at 7:45 o'clock in the base?
ment of the church, and will march In
in a body. Alt will wear badges. There
will bo delegations from tho OakwOOd
Memorial Association, tho Hebrew Me?
morial Association, Dee Camp. Plckott
Camp and the Soldiers' Home.
CITIZENS IN PARADE.
The memorial exercises themselves will
bo held next Saturday in the lato after?
noon. , , ,
By special invitation of" the association,
General A. D.-Philllps, who.has for s?v?
irai years ably filled the position, will be
chief marshal for the day. Associated
with him will bo a number of aides yet
to be chosen. There will, ns usual, be a
?rent parade. All tlio military orgnnlza
tjonB of tho city have been Invited and
?will bo present. The Seventieth Virginia
Regiment will be in line: also the Blues'
Battalion and tho Richmond Howitzers.
Doe Camp will also bo out, and Pickett
Camp nnd tho old warriors at the Sol?
The civilian portion of tho parado will
toe made up of tho usual lino of carriages
containing tho ladies and specially invited
juests. Tlio Hollywood Association will
po In a body In carriages, with the delega?
tions from tho other associations. And
hero a novel and interesting feature will
be witnessed. Heretofore thoso who Joined
the parade, outside the organizations, had
to bear tho badges of, Invited guests, This
year all citizens who have carriages uro
urged to get in line. No badge will be
needed. In view of this "chango It is ex?
pected that tho turn-out will bo an unusu?
ally largo one,
Tho line will be formed at Fifth and
Franklin Ktroets about 4:30 o'clock Sat?
urday afternoon. The parado will move up
Franklin Street to Daurel or Cherry, and
thence to Hollywood,
GENERAD WHITE THE ORATOR,
At tlio cemetery the exercises will as
usual be simple but Impressive. Thous
ends of people will be present, nnd as
every year happens the scene will ho a
most beautiful one. On tho stand erected
seme years ago by the association will he
pr-.ated somo special guests, Around it
ami along Iho sloping plot surrounding it
??111 bo tlio military and others. Dlreotly
In front will bo massed-the great throng
of people who como on foot to the cem?
Tc tho rear of the groat crowd will be
Iho muss of dark green trees, acting as
H?i effective background for the brightly
colored dresses of many women and chil?
dren. A little way off, and tho head?
stones of the pyramid, the silent watcher
jn the blvouao of the dead, will peep
j.bovQ tho mu'roundlng boughs. All around
Will ho groves and gravea of Confederates
plain In battle. llore and there will he a
inoiiument. The scono once witnessed will
llover be forgotten.
Tho ceremonies will end Just as the
nbatles of. evening are beginning to fall.
Colonel John B. Purcoll will act as mus?
ter of ceremonies. There will he an open?
ing prayer by the Rev. YV. H. "Whits! it
p. P., of Richmond Collogo. There will
be. music, by tho band, ?fter which tha
oration of tho day will be delivered by
General'? Robert White, of Wheeling, W.
Vs.. a distinguished voterait and speaker]
father of Mis. t'liilds Forrell, of this city
Captain Frank Cunningham will then lead
In tho einging of a hymn. Benediction
?mu, )ae J2ro?o,mice? i>s t,b? Rev, Dr. Jumea
VIEW OF SOLDIERS' SECTION IN HOLLYWOOD, showing Pickett Monument to the right
P. Smith. The exercises will close with a
volley and taps.
BEGUN; LN is?y?.
Hollywood Memorial Day was instituted
In the year 1SW, or little over twelve
months after the close of tho war. Out
of It icrew Peroration Day, now observed
throughout the country as a national
holiday. Hollywood memorial has been
arranged to fall on Decoration Day be?
cause of tho convenience tho natlonnl
holiday affords with1 regards to tho at?
tendance of the military and others.
The observance was begun and has been
carried on by an organization known a?!
the Hollywood Memorial Association, or
ganlzeal In St. Paul's Church, Richmond,
May 3, l?C?. Through the efforts of the
noble ladles who have conducted the work
of the society, wonderful results have
been accomplished In the direction of
preserving the memory o? tho fallen he?
roes. The chief result has been Memorial
Day nnd all that It entails.
When the first Memorial Day was he-Id,
there were 12,000 soldiers In Hollywood,
who had died In the hospitals here as a
result of wounds received on the field.
At the present day there nro about IG.OOO
there. Wonderful efforts on the part of
the ladles have brought nbout tho trans?
ference of 3,030 bodies from Gettysburg
to Hollywood, and about 1,000 from other
For years the association to the best of
Its ability, operating In the face of great
odds, took care of the soldier's section It?
self. Money wass raised and the pyramid,
made of Irregular blocks of Virginia
granite was erected. Constant nnd palns
tahlng attention was given to the condi?
tion of the section which was kept In
tho best order possible. A few years ago
a movement succeeded In getting through
the Legislature a hill making an annual
appropriation of ?500 for the purpose
Slnco that time tho care of the graves
has been insured.
It Is In memory of these Ifi.noo Con?
federate dead that the services are held
each year, nnd will be held next Saturday.
No small part of the memorial will be
tnkon up in making the graves beautiful,
Flags will bed raped here and there, and
beautiful flowors fragrant with th? breath
of spring will'he In* profusion. During the
morning a committee of ladles will be at
the cemetery to direct the decoration.
PRAYED FOR RAIN ;
CAME IN TORRENTS
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
POTTSVILIJB. TA., May 23.?While
farmers In West Schuylklll were gath?
ered in church yesterday to pray for rain
a cloudburst did much dnmngo to their
crops. A curious spectacle is presented
of farms lying almost side by side, the
crops In one damaged by rain and In the
other rulnofl by drought. The damage
by heavy rain In many sections here?
abouts Is almost aas great as that done
by the protracted spell of dry weather.
AT OLD POINT.
Governor Montague left late Friday
nvenlng for Old Point, whore yesterday
ho spent tho day fishing with some
friends. His Excellency returned to the
city lost night, and was greatly pleased
with his trip.
The Governor is a great fisherman, .and
often when his official engagements will
permit, ho steals out on the waters of
East Virginia and has a round with the
WAR ON MOSQUITO
A Luncheon to Distinguished
Men at Which Extermina?
tion Was Discussed
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW YORK, May ?3.?William O. Whit?
ney's "mosquito luncheon," bo called be?
cause tho object was to discuss war
measures against the llttlo post, took
placo yesterday at the Sheepshead Ray
Club house. Various measures wero ad?
vanced by such distinguished guests as
Dr. L. O. Howard, of Washington; Pres?
ident Baldwin, of. ?he Long Island road;
Professor Milton Whitney and Dr. .Ernest
Ledarle. Mr. Whitney stated tho progrese
that hud been made In his campaign of
extermination nrourd his racing: pioper
ties in Long Islajid, and urged a com?
bined assault against the enemy. No de
flnltu action was lalicn, but is In ex?
pected that today's meeting will do much
in bringing about a fusiou of the antl
Big Stone Gap Preparing for
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Full Set of Town Officers to Be Elected*
Commencement Exercises of Big
Stone Gap High School?In?
(Special to The TImes-Diiipatcb.)
BIG STONE GAP, VA.. -May 23.?The.
commencement exercises of tho Big S'tono
Gap High School began "\Vednesday and
closed Friday night. The chief feature
of the occasion was the essays on "Rob?
ert Edward Deo" and "The Future of
Big Stone Gap," by Mr. Francis Marion
Coilier and Miss Duura I-C. Kelly, respect?
ively, both of whom received certificates
of graduation this term, which will en?
title them to enter any first-class college.
Gold medals were awarded Misses Sa?
rah Do veil, Myrta Cawood and Katie
Hr.rsely for excellence In elocutionary ef?
fort. The programme closed with a pas
1oral operetta?dramatis personao?"Dit
tle Bo-Peep," which was beautifully ren?
dered, to the delight of the largo crowd
that filled tho spacious assembly hall of
the magnificent new school building.
jCEDEBRATE THE 4TW.
Big Stone Gap Is making extensive prep?
arations for a big 1th of July celebration
this year, The Athletic Association has
held several meetings recently, and has
gotten out an extensive programme, con?
sisting In part of tennis tournament, trap
shooting, hasp-ball, pistol match, riding
tournament, Held sports, &c.
The municipal election, which takes
place here June 10th, promises to be one
of unusual Interest. There is a Mayor,
six trustees, a sergeant and trensdrer to
be elected by popular vote. Thoro aro a
number of candidates already in tho field.
At. the coming June election the town
of Big Stone Gap will vote on a bond Issue
of S20.000, which is to bo used for tlio
purpose of buying and equipping a new
electric light plant, improving tho water
works, streets and sidewalks. It Is
thought the election will carry In favor
of issuing the bonds.
Barge capitalists are closing a deal for
120,000 acres of fine coal nnd timber lands
In the border counties of Kentucky, ad
Jncent to Big Stone Gap, and will begin
the development of the same soon.
Mr. J, B. Hudgins, a prominent citizen,
nnd tinner by trado, of this placo, was
seized on Thursday with somo kind of
mental derangement, bordering on in?
sanity. It is hoped by his friends that
tho attack may bo temporary and that
lie mny soon recover, Arrangements aro
being made to send him to tlio Southwest?
ern Hospital, Marlon, Vn.
John Fox, the nuthor nnd writer, Is vis?
iting his parents In tho Gap this week.
Rev. Mr. Campbell, of tho Christian
Church, has Just, closed a ten days' meet?
ing at this place.
BABE UNHURT BY
LONG. DIZZY DROP
(Spirliil to Tlio Thiu-s-niipnteh.)
CHESTER, PA., Mny 23.?Two-year-old
Josephine Cola, daughter of Professor
Thomas S, Cole, principal of the Ches?
ter Hlght School, seems to have a oharm
ed life. The child tumbled out of a se?
cond-story window and her body struck
tho roof of the porch, bounded off to the
grassy terrace, fifteen feet below, and
rolled down an embankment to an iron
fence, which stopped further progress.
No bones weer broken and her injury
was a cut lip,
CUT CORN CAUSED
(Spi'ilal to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
PHIDADEDPUIA, l'A., May 23.-As the
result of tearing the skin from a .corn
on tho Bmall (oo of her foot. ?.Trs. An?
nie C, Kennedy, wife of John Kennedy,
Sewer Inspector of tlio Canill?n Depart?
mont, died in Cooper Hospital yester?
day from blood-poisoning. The mishap oc?
curred about a week ago. Tha liex.t day
(tho foot, pegan swelling,, and, in a, short |
time tho entire limb was affected. A
physician was summoned, and ho" pro?
nounced her ailment an aggra?f?led case
of blood poisoning. On Tuesday last the
patient was taken to Cooper Hospital,
Sho was forty-four years old. and was
the mother ot clx children.
GOVERNOR TO PASS ON
TWO MURDER CASES
Governor Montague has before him two
interesting cases from Southwest Vir?
ginia, upon the merits of which ho will
pass In a few days. In both the lives
of men nro Involved, and the date on
which they are sentenced to hang is
One Is that of Wilson Brant, of Dick
enson, and tho other that of A. E. Hop
son, of Wise, Both were convicted of mur?
der in the first degree and sentenced to
hang on May 15th. Tim Supreme Court
was asked to f,rant a n??w trial in both
cases and refused. Then tho men ap?
pealed to Ills Excellency and In each case
he granted a respite until June 12th In
order to have time to look Into their ap?
plications for commutation of sentence.
Both men are backed by strong lawyers
and petitions from good citizens of their
UNDER ASSUMED NAME
(Pr Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, May 23.?Richard A. Can
field, who sailed for Europo shortly after
the raid on his house in Forty-fourth
Street by the police and District At?
torney Borne months ago, returned to?
day on the steamer Campania. He travel?
ed under an assumed name, and upon his
arrival declined to nnswer any ques?
Later Cnnfleld surrendered himself be?
fore Judge McMahon and was paroled un?
til Monday. Assistant District Attorney
Gans, who appeared, said ho did not know
whether there was an Indictment against
Canfield, hnivlng Just been called into
fSpeclnl to -nit Tlma?S-nispateli.)
WILKESBARRE, PA., May 23.?When
Harry Edwards, a brawny witness, said
something in the court of Aldermnn Don?
ahue yesterday which the magistrate
did not like, the latter promptly laid
off his coat and subjugated tho witness
by taking a few falls out of him.
Edwards was much surprised at the
Alderman's fistic, nlillity, for ho towered
several Inches' nbovc the court's head.
TO BE JOYOUS
Louisville Capitalist Leaves
Queer Directions for His
Obsequies?Band to Play
(Special to Tho Tlmes-,Dlspatch.)
LOUISVILLE, KV., May 23.?Tho will
of the lato Captain \V, P. Norton, Louis?
ville's eccentric capitalist, was filed for
probate yesterday. Requests to friends
hero amount to $71,000. and the residuo,
which will probably be ?900.000, Is left to
tho Baptist Ohphans' Homo of Louis?
The will, which Is characteristic of Cap?
tain Norton, opens with quotations on
life and death from Shakespeare, Byron
:iud Prior, and Its second clause provides
for his funeral In the following words:
"Provide that no services of a religious
character bo held at his funeral; thit a
special train of Pullmans bo chartered to
take his remains from Louisville, where
he has for so long been burled alive, to
Cincinnati; that the buffets of the cars
be well stocked with Ko?-'d thing.? to ?Vit
and drink, In order that his friends du
not thirst or hungeri that while the re?
mains aiire being ??reniiUed at Cincinnati,
un orchestra render ?' progrannno of
popular and eeloct music. Thai pro?
gramme Is attached to the win, ami it is
stipulated that when an Intermission Is
reached' the friends ask tin? orchestra
to Join thorn 'la drinking my bon vuy
, ?Be,' ' . ' "*
MAY NOW GET
Hon. R. G. Southall Secures
Two for Constituents.
COMMISSION TO BE BUSY
First Two Articles of Incorporation
Under New Constitution Wore
Handed Amelia Congressman
The Corporation Commission began the
granting of charters yesterday, the first
and only two so far issued having been
secured by Congressman R. G. Southall,
of Amelia, for local telephone and lum?
For as much aa no charters have been
granted In Virginia for several months,
owing to tho fact that legislation on this
line only came at the end of the Bes
slon, the announcement will be one of
much interest to the business public.
Tho commission now announces its
readines? to roceivo all applications for
charters, and a big rush In this line la
expected in the next few days.
Congressman Southall, who had the
distinction of being tho first person 'in
A'irginla to secure a charter under the
new regime, did so as attorney for the
two companies chartered, and ho was
congratulated about tho Dlbrary and
Capitol upon tho distinction. Tho popu?
lar Congressman had been waiting for
.several days with his papers all mado
out, to get tho matters fixed for his
clients, but It was only yesterday about
noon that the commission hnd things In
?shape under House bill 102 to proceed,
WHAT THEY PROPOSE TO DO.
One of tho charters granted Mr. South
all was for tlio Virginia-Carolina Stave
and Dumber Company, which proposes
to do a general lumber manufacturing
business, with ils main office in Rich?
mond. Tho concern will operate hero
nnd in Manchester, AmelU nnd adjoining
counties, and its capital stock is fixed
at from $3,000 to $:?0,000, to be divided
into shares of $25 each.
The officers for the first year are as
follows: President, R. II. Bruce, Amelia;
"Vice-President, XV. D. Mason, Amelia;
Secretary, Hunter M art In, Manchester;
Treasurer, R. A.'Justis, Manchester.
The company Is allowed under its char?
ter to own as much as 20,000 acres of
Tho second article of incorporation
granted was to the .Virginia Telephone
Company (incorporated), and It proposes
to do a general telephone and telegraph
business in Amelia and adjoining coun?
ties, its prlnctpnl offtco Is to ho at
Amelia Courthouse, und tlio capital
stock is fixed at $1,000 to $10,000, It may
own 1,000 acres of land, and the following
officers nie named for the first year:
President, John O, Jefferson; Vlce-Presi
dent, R. H. Bruce; Secretary and Treas?
urer, Dewla E. Harvie; General Manager,
VV. D. Mason.
As a matter of Interest to those who
desiro charters undor tho now arrange?
ment, the following form, adopted by
tho commission, is printed:
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department
of the State Corporation Commission,
Beverly T. Crump, I'luilrniiui; lleiuy
Fairfax, Henry ('. Stuart:
City of Rlelifiiiiud dny of 190
Tho accompany ms ?'ei-i-ieato for In
corporatlon, together with a receipt show?
ing payment of tho churter fea reqn'rod
by law, having been presented to tho
State Corporation Commission by and
til? Hon. Judge of tho Court of
having certified Hint tho said cortillca.t?
has been signed and acknowledged by
.??aid applicants In accordance with law,
tho Stai.' Corporation Commission, hav?
ing examined said certiliouto, now de?
clines Hint lim said applicants havo com
pllert with tlm rcipilromouts of law, and
1 ave entitled themselves to a ohai-tor, and
it Is, therefore, ordered that the said
and their luisoclatos and siioc??Eora be.
mul they aro hereby, mado and created
a body politic and corporate, under and
by the name of upon the terms and
conditions, .and for the purposes set fortii
In said cerl'ilcate, to tho uvnii oxtrr.t
as If the samo wore now herein tran?
scribed In full (pursuant to tho provisions
of nn act of tlio General Assembly of
Virginia, entitled "an act concerning cor?
porations, ' which becanio a law tile 2lst
dny of May, 1903,) and with all tho powers
?imd, grlvlkecs conferred, ?uvd. nuhjoct ?to
?all the conditions and restrictions Im?
posed by law.
And said certificate, with this order. Is
hereby certified to the Secretary of the
Commonwealth for record.
Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Sec?
retary of the Commonwealth:
In the city of Richmond, the day of
The foregoing charter of was thin day
received and duly recorded in this ofllco
and is hereby certltlod to tho clerk of
tho Court of according to law.
Becretary of the Commonwealth.
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of tho
day of 190
The foregoing charter and certificate of
the Secretary of the Commonwealth there,
on was this day received and duly re?
TWO TOBACCO THIEVES
ARE UNDER ARREST
Detective Wren will leave for Newnort
News this morning to bring bade Jim
Patrick and Stephen Love, two negroes
Implicated in the robbery of W. ML Par?
ish's store on East Cary Street last Sun?
The negroes were arrested In Newport
News upon information from police head?
quarters in this city shortly after the
theft was committed.
Detectives Gibson and Wren had overy
reason to suspect tho two men, and found'
In their search a lot of the stolen tobacco
and cigars in Patrick's room. This, with
tho disappearance of tho two negroes,
strengthened their belief that tho two
men were the ones who did the Job.
Two white men named John Reeves and
Eck McDcarmon are now under dotontlon
on suspicion of having had a hand In tho
robbery, and a young negro girl named
liattle Gilmoro 1b under bond for thirty
days as an accessory, having acted as
sentinel for tho thieves.
The detectives believe that tho robbery
was planned by Patrick, ns the method
wns the same as that pruotlcod In another
robbery some time ago, when he had a
negro womnn watching out for him.
The negroes will bo brought back to?
1'ntrlck says, according to Sergeant J.
W. Reynolds, that Love was tho main
actor In the robbery.
KILLED HIS BROTHER
AND TOOK TO HEELS
(By Associated Press.)
MIDDLKSHORO, K.Y., Mny 23.?Tom
Mullins, at Pennlngton. Guiv^Va., thirty
miles from this city, shot irfid Instantly
killed his brother, Caney. No cause for
tho act I? known. He fled to the hills, but
was captured and taken to Jonesvlllo for
(D.?" AiiHoclnteil Press.)
CAPE HENRY, VA., May 23.?The
schooner Inez N. Carver. Captain Hod
gins, bound from New York for Rruns
wick, Ga., wns stranded near Chlcamloo
mlco, N. O., this morning during a thun?
der-squall. Tho vessel now lies head oft
slioro, and there Is no serious danger of
going to pieces unless the wind Increases
from the east.
The crow nnd life-saving station ar?
trying to float her.
STARVING HIMSELF "
TO REGAIN HEALTH
Mr. Mclntyre Has Gone With?
out Food for Twonty-two
Days?Seems to Thrive.
. (Sp*clal to Tho Tlnia-s-IiUp.it.ih.)
WILKESBARRE, PA.,, May 23.?James
Mclntyre, of Mooslo, is at present under?
going a forty days' fast in order ta try
and benefit lita health, which has been
bad for a number of years.
Mr. Mclntyre commenced fasting on the
first day of the prosent month, and to?
day, on the, twenty-third of his fast, said
that he was feeling ?very well.
At fcrst ho say3 he felt tho pary^?, of
hunger, but gradually got used to going
without food. Ha says ho will surely
finish the otlior sovunteeu days und will
come out> of the exverlenca a ?tions
Breezy Talk About the
MANY NEW FACES
IN NEXT LEGISLATURE
Capitol Halls Lose Charms
for Present Law-Makers.
HENR1CO POT IS
Liveliest Timos Ahead In this Hotbed of
Politicians ? Candidates Have Al?
ready Taken the Saddle for a
House to House Canvass
The general election In Virginia th's fall
will bo ono of peculiar and unprecedentrd
Interest and Importance, marking the in?
auguration of several Innovations and
reforms and comprising a variety of Is?
Tho election of tho ono hundred mem?
bers of tho House of Delegates and of
about twenty-five of the forty members
of tho State Senate will be held on Tues?.
day after tho first Monday In November,
Tho nomination of Democratic candidate?
for tho ono hundred and twenty odd posi?
tions will bo made throughout the Stat*
In September and for the first time un?
der tho now party plan of primaries, pro?
mulgated by the State Central Committee
last year. What Is of oven greater In?
terest in this connection, the elections of
this fall will bo held for tho first tira?
under the pure elections law, recently
enacted by tho General Assembly. The
bill provides stringent penalties against
the une of money in elections and- re?
quires sworn statements by candidates
on this point Furthermore, this is tho
first election of members of tho General
Assembly since the new-Constitution was
promulgated by tho convention, and like?
wise the first generpj State election un?
der the operation of tho new franchisa
law limiting the eleotorato.
Tho faot that the General Assembly to
be elected thlB fall will choose a succes?
sor to Senator Daniel?or rather re-elect
that Senator, as now seems certain?and
the further faot that at least twenty of
tho Senators to bo chosen In November
will havo a voice in the election of Sena?
tor Thomas S. Martin's successor will
tend to mako the senatorship an Issue in
tho selection not only of the Senators,
but of the members of the House.. Un?
less opposition to Senator Daniel's re?
election develops between now and the
election, tlio Stato Central Committee
will merely declare him the nominee for
the Sonato and tho legislators elected
will bo pledged to voto for him. It
would seem also that Senator Martin's
candidacy and tho opposition to him will
necessarily bo Issues in the x campaign,
Binco half the Senators to bov chosen In
November will bave a 'voice In namlntf
liia successor. Tills issuo will not be di?
rectly made, however, In this fall's prl?.
maries. In the 11)05 election the succes
sorsliip to Senator Martin will be a di?
rect Issue, and this will be really th?,
first United States senatorial primary,
ever held In this Stato.
What is perhaps of more nearly unt>
versal Interest in tho rural soctlonB Is th?
fact that for tho first time all the coun-?
ty ottlcers?Commonwealth's attorneys,
sheriffs, treasurers, commissioners of th*
revenue and supervisors?aro to bo chosen
at tho November elections instead of on
tho fourth Thursday In May, as hereto,
fore. Their election will be slmultaneout
with tho soleo.tlon of members of the Gen?
eral Assembly, and this fact alono will
tend to securo mora general participation
In tho selection of the legislators than
ever before, bringing out a full vote,
Tlio various county organizations of the
Democracy will doclde whether tho nom*,
Inatlon of county oltlcers Is to be made
by primaries or by county mass-meetings.
As tho election is coincident with that
of tho legislators, It is likely that all
will bo chosen In county and district
primarlos. This election may therefore
bo characterized- as once a national. State
und local election, a combination that
should arouso moro Interest than ever
before manifested In any ono of these
NO MONEY IN IT.
A number of tho members of both Sen?
ate and Houso are Commonwealth's at?
torneys, and the greater number of these
will give up their legislative positions for
tho moro lucrativo one of attorney for
tho Commonwealth. Tho sessions of the
General Assembly hereafter aro limited
by law to sixty days, with a per diem of
-.1, thus mailing a legislativo sont pay
tho holder but $2-10 every two years and
his mileage, or hardly $1150 per annum.
Still, some who have ambitions for pub?
lic life and who aspire liigher, prefer to
renuiln in the General Assembly, and
sorna who patriotically desire to serve
tho Stato, oven at a sacrifico of personal
Interests, will stand for ro-eloctlon re
gardions of the reduced emolument.
It Is yet too early to state positively
which members of the House will ask
renominatlon, and wlu will retire without
again standing for t e nomination. Many
havo not decided, / d are awaiting soma
expressions from elr constituents. It
muy be stated X ?out fear of contra?
diction that ma/ iho desire to return
to the House / '?/",ito will be dlsap?,
pointed In tho' ?tlonsl The Gen?
eral Assemblf; t bde a record for
bard and faitf , ?uu\ pihlle there
aro Individual Mns to tn<* ru'? ?'
Industry and d\ -'atP <lu*y? th? mem?
bers who deslrl -'?pi so will In many
casos bo roturne^. Vi$f? othar cases there
will bo opposition \'j. only for the nom?
ination, but for / ' ;im utter nomination.
There ?re In th/ int Henat* three Re?
publicans?Mbi/ ? Hivi-idlo, Hovfrcomb
ami Harman-/ .-'Id-overs except Mr,
Dlnwlddie, w -., however., stand for
i vij-eleoUou. :?-_._ ?e House t?tere axe aov?,