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B??lN TO-DAY ftl?HT,
T-D WANT ADS.
THETiifsii:iS mm fta? whole number ' 16,420,
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY,DECEMBER 13,1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS,
Bishop Van de ^ Vyver
Asks Thirty Thousand.,
TO OFFER BILL
Provides Compensation for De?
struction of Catholic Church
WILL PROBABLY BE
OTHER SIMILAR CASES
But It Will be Hard to Get the
ling Number of Desertions
From Navy and the Sec?
retary Can Suggest
No Remedy; '
(From our Regular Correspondent.)
, WASHINGTON, D. C, December. 12.?
Tho demolition and removal of tlio I-Iygcia
Hotel and other build.ngs from tho gov?
ernment reservation at Old Point last
year will probably be tho subject of sev?
eral bills which tho Virginia senators nnd
Representativo Maynard, of the Second
District, will be usked to Introduce. Sen?
ator Martin has been requested by Bishop
A. Van do Vyver, of tho Virginio. Diocese,
to Introduco a, bill compensating him or
bis successor for tho destruction of tho
Catholic Church on tho reservation, re?
moved last summer by oruer of the Sec?
retary of War. The bill is for the cost ot
the new church, which was thirty thous?
and dollari?. The now structure was
placed on tne reservation, also-, on a siie
selected by representatives o? tho ?? ar
Difficult of Passage.
There will bo difficulty in securing the
passage of the bill, or any other which
seeks" to'recompense owners of? property
on the reservation ?vhleb was removed
when the War Department 'began, estcn
_sly_e,_.cha,nc?s~-Anil Improvements rome.
months ago. The trouble'is, th?i'aM build?
ings placed on the reservation at Old
Point ore, erected, with ?...e understanding?
that they kr6'liable to,bo removes at.any
timo th? authorities';, may see fit to ?o
order.- .There is a cohtract^entered Into
with the department to remove the build?
ings at tho cost of the owner,? -without
compensa Uon therefor, whenever the
proper authority may direct. Tho con?
tract with the department for the erec?
tion of the Catholic church was signed
by Right Rev. John Mo?lll m 1S60. Bl?hop
McGlll was at that time tile head of tho
Diocese of Virginia.
The arguments for the payment of the
claim of 13.shop Van de Vyver for.tho
cost of the erection ot the new church
are much stronger than can bo present?
ed, probably, by other property owners on'
tho reservation. It is pointed out that
more than half the people on the reserva?
tion In the employ of the government are
Catholics; that provision Is mado lor the
religious needs of the Protestants In trie
army and other non-Ciithollcs at Old
Point in the employ of the government,
by the appointment of a chapla.n. who
conducts services in the Protestant
church, and that tho Catholics supply the
church and the clergyman to conduct ser?
vices for the Catholic residents. It? is
urged that for thia reason the cost ot the
crect;'on of the church should bo borno
by the government. The bill which Sen?
ator Martin will Introduce at the request
of Bishop Van de Vyver will provide for
tho submission of the claim to tho Court
of Claims. It will be opposed, probably,
though the matter has not been generu
Desertions From Navy.
The Times-Dispatch has In. tho course
of the post few months published a num?
ber of stories regarding tho largo num?
ber of desertions of seamen from vessels
In Newport Nows nnd Norfolk harbors,
nnd stories also of "crimping' and shang
halng In those ports. The Secretary of tho
Navy in his recent annual report alludes
to tho unprecodently largo number of de?
sertions from American mtn of war
nnd says frankly that lie does not Know
how to, account for It und can suggest no
remedy. United Statos Conaul D. Mayor,
at the port of Buenos Ayres, In a report
mude public to-day by tin; Department of
Commerce and Labor, discusses the sub.
jeot In on interesting ninnner, und shows
with apparent olearnos.?; the cause of such
a largo number of desertions. The report
Is In part as follows, mid will bo tern!
with interest by all ship owners, and
sailors, as well as by the author ties of
Virginia seaport cities, to whom deserters,
and tho practices of landsmen as do
fcrlbcd by Consul Mayer aro sources of
"I attributo the unusual number of de?
sertions to tho law of Decombor 21, 1S?S,
"Every seaman on a vessel of the
United States shall be entitled to receive
from the master of tho vessel (o which
ho belongs oi1e-half part of tho wagrs
which shall ? bo duo him at every port
whero such vessel, aflor the voyago has
commenced, shall load or deliver cargo
before the voyage Is ended, UNI.ES3
TUB CONTRARY BE EXPRESSLY
STIPULATED IN. THE CONTRACT."
In the opinion of. tho consul, which Is
based upon observation, |C the words
In capitalo were not In the contract, de?
sertions would not bo so numerous, fur
the following reasons:
"Most of the American vessels coming
to this port sail from Boston, Mass.
There tho shipping articles ure signed by
the seamen before' tho United States ship?
ping commissioner, On tho iront pngo
rl' said articles, toward tho bottom of
tho page, I find In almost nil shipping
articles, tlio following words stamped,
'No nionoy to be advanced during tho
voyage,1 As a rulo, it takes from sixty
to seventy days for vessels to reach this
jort, Tho seamen, once ilio vessel is in
port, will tisk permission from the mas
t?r of the vessel to go ashore, which
lermlssion is granted, for twelve hours.
He will ask for -some moroy. which Is
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CContlaued. on Seventh Pa<tc)
THE PICTORIAL PRESENTATION OF CURRENT EVENTS.
The Last of the Henrico Cases
^Disposed .of by Magistrates'.
? ? Yesterday. ;
M'DONNELL ALSO GOES FREE
The Result an Endorsement of
'? the Positioiu Assumed by the
Before the courts of Henrico, yester?
day Treasurer William H, Brauer was
declored Innocent of the charge under
which the Democratic Committee of the
county denied to him the party nomina?
tion for the office of treasurer.
So far as can be ascertained, the ac?
tion of the court, which was made up
hi three magistrates?Messrs. Woodson,
Thomas and Lewis?was not unanimous,
One of the trial Judges made a statement
to this effect shortly after the verdict
?was announced, Later In the day this
same officer exhibited the warrant sign?
ed by all three and now said that the
court was unanimous, ? ?
It Is believed that there was a dif?
f?rence, and It was generally supposed
In the room that the dissenting magis?
trate was Mr. Lewis, of Tuckahoo.
Hard on ' Committee.
Tho acquittal of Mr. Brauer is a dis?
tinct blow to the County Committee, and
a virtual Implied endorsement of the po?
sition assumed by tho Stato Committee
in tho recent Henrico political disturb?
ances. The court, after a review of the'
evidence, "declares tho treasurer Innocent,
but ho has no redress. The County Com?
mittee held him guilty and Its action
resulted In the stir-up that resulted In
putting Brauer out and Todd In. It Is
a State Committee victory, and a Coun?
ty Committee defeat.
The case consumed ? several hours and
was of very great Interest. Tho wonder?
ful witness, L. D. Green, appeared again
end proved as wonderful as ever. He
told how Brauer bought his Influence
foi $10, and later gave him? $2, ?G which
ho used a part at Boll's store, " keeping
the remainder ' for ! himself. Green was
Intractable ut times, and grew particu?
larly stubborn when tho defense tried
to suggest that ho had been offered.$100
to appear and testify that Brauer paid
Tho defense showed that the $10 con?
tract was- made before July 1st when
tho Barksdalo law wont Into offect, It
I?ELLEY BILL WILL
The Appropriation for the Vir?
ginia Building at St.
Tlio House yesterday engrossed the bill
offered by Hon. S. L, Ko'lloy, of this city,
appropriating $10,000 for a Virginia build?
ing at tho St. Louis Exposition next year,
and It will almost certainly pass the
House and go to the Senate to-morrow.
Tlw bill was so?amended, on motion of
Mr. Huermans, ns to rendre It to bo
open for the convenience nt nil times of
Virginia visitors and tholr friends, though
tho member failed In his efforts to
further amend so as to require that the
building be a modern ono. The House
refused to adopt the latter amendment,
oeoause It wusthe wish of a majority of
the. members that the original ld.su of
the commission, to reproduce Montlcello,
Ishnu'd be adhered to. There are strong
indicaupns .that the b(lj wlji po?? tha
Senate and become law.
also Introduced witnesses to show that [
the $2 was.an assessment for hall rent at ?
Mr. Smith's cross-examination of "Mr.
Ruflln, chairman of the county commit?
tee, was rather sharp. Once, wlw? Mr.
Ruflin said something about the county,
committee, Mr. Smith replied shortly
that "this Is not iho county 'committee,
thank God." Brauer himself did not
take ? the' stand. Mr. Todd was present
and sat ? through the trial.
Th-a Issue finally hung upon ono point,
embodied In about six words out of the
mouth pf Brauer himself. The treasurer
said before'the county committee, that
he had given Greeti^'whetf lie had c?me
,to hlni_.;and. said 'that.:, "they ^wanjed
money'"and"the others Were Treating."
Mr. Sands? stressed tide? .point time and
.(gain,. :and" showed ? that ."assessments"
did not Include-"treats." ? The. arguments
on both sides were very able.'. , .
?The court'deliberated carefully over the
verdict and then announced, - through
'Squire Thomas, that Mr.. Brauer wae
cnUtled to an acquittal.
The case of Pat McDonnell, charged
with paying to one Leonard Scbaaff the
turn of $2 to influence his vote in behalf
of Commissioner of the Revenue Chil
drey, was tried, and McDonnell was ac?
quitted byunanimous notion of the court;
He was represented hy Mr. Edward L."
Ryan. . >. '
QUEEN OF FORGERS
TO WRITE A BOOK
? NEW YORK, Dec. 12.?Mn.fc.al Parker,
an eighteen-year-old girl, who Is charged
with a number of forgeries and who Is
known as ' the "Queen of Forgers," an?
nounced to-day that she Is under contract
to weave a thread of romance about the
real facts which will be brought out on
the? trial, so that she will appear In the
role of a much abused heroine.
As there aro ton Indictments for forgery
hanging over her head, she has not
definitely defclded where she will? pursue
her literary labors. ?? ?
PAYS UP AFTER
LONG JAIL TERM
(Special to The TlmesrDIspatch.)
LANCASTER, PA? Dec,- 12.?Aaron'R.
Shirk, who was confined in tho county,
jail for 501 days for contempt of court,
was released to-day, and will bo formally
discharged by the court next we.ak: As
nsslgnee of an estate $D0O came hito his
hands, but when time came for distribu?
tion the money was absent. Ho was
committed to jail, where ho romalned
until, tired of Incarceration, ho pro?
duced, the money and settled the claims
THEY GOT NO FUNDS
BUT A LOT OF ADVICE
Vanderbilt's Idea of Churches,
Their.Needs and the Num?
(Special to Vhe Thnos-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK, Deo. 12.-W. K. Vender?
bill, Instead of giving money to churches
ntar his country place, Jdlo Hour, con?
tributed some advice to the applicants
for aid when they called on him the
other day. The delegation told Mr. Van?
derbllt that their churches wore heavily
In debt and greatly In need of help.to
? pay current expenses, Mr. Vanderbllt
Inquired as to the population of their
village, and wns told it was 3,000.
"And how many churches are there
In that little village of good people?" ho
"Seven," was tho reply.
"Well," said Mr, Vanderbllt, "you are
overburdened with churches. You have
too many altogether for the alzo of tho
place. I would advise you to reduce the
number of churches and cut down on the
poachers'? salaries and learn to be.self
supporting. Try the scheme, and If you
dont' find that It works well, ? won't
vCtnrge you for this hit of advice."
Deep Run Hunt ;'Club Goes at .a
Steeplechase Pace From ?
Start to "?Finish.
COURSE THAT W?SVF.t?l-LOWED
M.. % H.; Harry C. Beattie Le(I:
the Cavalcade on Pathfinder.
'"The right hand man to the left hand
As down the vale wo went,
Harden your heart like a mill-stone Ned,
'And set your face like a flint!
Solid and tall Is tho rasping wall,
That lies before us yonder,
You must take It at speed or not at all.' "
'Twere better to halt than to ponder.' "
This was the thought, If not the words
of many riders yesterday afternoon as
tho hunt saw looming lay u fine foot oak
?-plank fence In Houstons'. Over and
through scrambled tho dogs and many
might have pondered, but nono halted.
Mr. Harry S. Beattle, master of hounds,
on Pathfinder, lod the way, nnd tho field
followed over the fence nnu nurdles.
Tho previous runs stood tho horses and
riders In good stead, for It was a heart?
breaking run at steeplechase paco from
start to finish.
At threo thirty sharp, tho hounds threw
off, nnd the hunt followed, jumping from
the Brook'road Into WarwJcks, Thenco
tho hounds took the fleldfttlong at a rat?
tling pace over the opeii fields and up
the turfed slope across the stretch. Over
the hill came a stretch of woods with
a Jump In closo quurtere n't the bottom.
!ran to hospital
? with her pet dog
Miss Rosenwey's Dumb Com?
panion Was Struck by Auto?
mobile and Died Quickly.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch,)
PHILADELPHIA, PA., December 12.?
With tho dead body of her pet dog,
"Tip," In her arms, Emma Roscnwey, of
No, 1705 South Bromi Street, rushed Into
the Howard Hospital, last night and
begged tho doctor to savo him.
"Doctor, ho Was struck by nn automo?
bile," sho said between her sobs, "but I
think ho whs only knocked senseloss.
Can't you bring him to? Pleaso, doc?
tor, don't let him die, for I oould not do
without hi'm?" ?
Tha physician assured .her that if It
Were possibili ho would savo tho dog's
life, but after careful examination and
administering injections, ho was oouged
to lull tho weeping girl that lier pet was
ulreudy dead.. Miss Rosenwuy then be
camo franti'o with grief and did not want
to leave her pot.
Tho girl lu a sister of Lawyer Paul
Roscnwey, who was prusentcd with ''Tin'?
a your ago, Tlic dog was very valuuble,
and was considered ona of tho host of
his breed in the city. The accident hap?
pened at Broad und Christian Streets,
und attracted a large crowd. After tho
dog had been run over his little mistress
picked tho desul bruto up in her arms und
ran to the hospital, a square away, loiter
m the evening she sent after lier doud
net and will havo him burl ? In the yard
of Uvv South Broad Street home.
For the nest.three miles, the field had a
rattling gallop.. Recrosslng ? the Brook
road the. hunt went through D?nacott's,
over? tho springy turf, then through Hous?
ton's, and so, iiack to tho club by White's
crossing? ...? ;>"%
? Oli the porch a large number of mem
?hers and? guests were gathered to see
the hunt come In. Mr, ^cattle led tho
way, closely- followed, by Messrs. E. B.
Sydnor and W. Otto Noltlng, acting
whips. Among the first flight were Han y
BeatUe, Jr., riding his stocky little'' pony;
"White Squall," and,little A- D. Chris?
tian on "Elsnel."
- Other. riders "were:. A.. ?- Holladay, on
Mr.'' B.'"G.1 Leigh's-showy" ?elding. "Black
Jack"; F. E. Guptll an Clicquot, Georgo
?OBle Scott on. Frit?,: Blanchard- Forbes ?on
"Whirlwind, J.;.:R.''.J. .Anderson on Hllde
gardo, Everett Waddey on Tom Walker,
Dr. t; A. White on'Irish Lass, T. N.
Carter on Squeedunk, .8 'S, Carter on
? Arthur Charles, W.. C. Saun dors on Bar?
bara Baron, ,'Ormond. Young on Red Hus?
sar, Leigh R. Page on King, Miss Claudia
Palmer on Tim,'Mrs: F. : W. Christian; on
'Virginia tC.;,'i St: George Bryan -on Sl'ms,
Jonathan Bryan on ! Dame .? Partlett, R.
; H, Christian,? Jr.,' on'Modoc,, MlseSophlo
White on Gamecock, ? Miss_? Mary Buford
on Pembroke; Miss 'Gertrude Shelton on
Mr.' B.. G.'Leigh's, gVey "gelding, Sidney
Buford .on" Mirador; ? Corydon Hobson on?
Blue Ridge. '
The .other, members and their guests at
the club house'w?ro't Mr. and'Mrs." F. W.'
Scott, Miss Ross, Miss Lay, Mrs, Horace
Hawos, Misses Meredith, Miss Sally Reed
Anderson, Miss Scott. Miss.Donnan, Miss
Wellford, Miss Holen Cameron, Miss
Mary Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. C\ E.
Boiling, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Plnckney, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Stewart Bryan, Alexander
Cameron, Miss Bertha Atkinson, Miss
Branch, Miss Laldeo Branch. Mrs. Calvin
Whlteioy, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. D. Myers,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Deano Meanley, Mr.
and Mrs. R. Lancaster Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. John Moseley Walker, Mr. and Mrs.
Edmund Strudwlck, Mr, and Mrs. N. Car
tor, H. C. Beattie. Mrs. W. S. Hutchlns;?
Mrs, Miller, of Washington; Messrs, W. M.
Hnbllston, Georgo Seay, P, H.'Mayo, J. T.
?Anderson, J. Henry Grant, Gervaa Storr.v
Jr., of Baltimore; La Bont?, P.. L,
Thomas, of Now York.
FISHING BY ELECTRICITY;
MAKE MIGHTY CATCHES
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
ATLANTIC CITY, N, J? Deo, 12.-By
the uso of an electrically controlled trol?
ling lino running several miles out at
sea. Assistant City Electrician Horace
Turner proposes to catch codfish In
quantities large enough to supply all
SHE WANTS FIFTY
Woman Claims Her Husband
Was Killed by Falling Down
?(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatchl)
NEW YORK, Dec, 12,?In the Supreme
Court Justice Clarke placed on tho short
cause calendar,, to ho called this month, a
?50,0OJ damage suit against Russell Sage,
According to tlie complaint, Mrs,
Bridget Kane, her husband, Jeremiah,
and her two sons, occupied the bnsement
of a houso nt No. 1803 Park Avenuo,
which Is owned by Mr, Sago. When jMr,
Kane returned home In September ISth
last ho tripped on the top stop and fell
to the basomont. Ho received injuries
from which he dlod a short timo later.
It is contended by Mrs. Kano that the
top step was out of order, and that al?
though .Mr- Saiju's agent know of Its
condition, he neglected to have it re.
paired, and therefore Mr, Sage Is respon?
sible for the death of Kane.
In his answer Mr. Sage admits tho
twnorshlp of tlie house, mid that the
Katies did live thero, and that Mr. Kane
did fall down the steps. He denies that
the steps were out of repul??, and says
the full was til? result o? Mr. Kane's
IN ST. LOUIS
House of Delegates Not in Favor
,of Erecting' a Modern
? - Building There?
ANDERSON BILL GOES BACK
It Was Recommitted to the In?
surance Committee With?
out ' Question.
Practically the only thing j of interest
done In the Senate was the recommittal
of the bill carrying an appropriation of
$150,000 additional, for tho enlargement and
improvement of tho Stato Capitol. Tho
bill goes to the Finance Committee, and
an early report Is promised.
Som?'' discussion was precipitated in tho
House when the bill appropriating? $10,000
to supplement public subscriptions to
erect a VlrRlnin building at.the St. Loula
Exposition. Mr. Kelley advocated tho bill,
and Mr. Heermnn'sought to amend it so
as to pr?vido that, the building should be
ot modern construction nnd arranged for
tho comfort und convenience of Virginia
visitors and tholr friends.
Mr. Wallace, of Richmond, advocated
tho amendment, sharply criticised tho
movement to reproduce Montlcello, ar?
raigning the peoplo of tho Stato for thett
loyalty to tho past and tholr tendency to
roar monuments. Ho charged that tho
State was hot progressive, and was being
criticised olsowhoro for living in tho pist.
Others advocated the reproduction plan,
howovor, ,and it prevailed, desplto Mr.
Wallace's criticism. The bill was engross?
ed, and, will pass the Houso on Monday,
' A pleasluB feature of tho Senato ses?
sion yesterday was tho presentation on
the part of tho members of tho Senate
of a handsome solid silver berry bowl to
Sonator George B.. Koezell, of Rocklng
huni, and his brido, Sonator Koezell was In
his seat, but Mrs; Koezell was not pres?
,???? Senato was called to order nt the
usual hour by tho Lleutennnt-Governor
with a few moro than twonty senatore
A bill prepared by Mr. Whltehead. of
Plttsylvnnla, but offered In his absence
by Mr, Chapman, of Greene, was Intro,
ducod, The mensures pr?vidos for the
Improvement of tho nubile roads of tho
State by utilizing tho labor of prisoners
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
PEOPLE SLOW TO
PAY POLL TAXES
To-morrow is the Last Day,
and Then the Books
Less than 6,000 voters In 'Richmond have
pnlfl tholr poll taxes, and thus ijtiullf?cd
themselves to participate In the munic?
ipal elections and primaries noxt year,
notwithstanding the fact that tho limit
will bo reached to-morrow, so far as time
is concerned, and no one can pay ufter
thin time. Tho Unie really expired to?
day, but owing to the fnut that It was
Sunday, another day was given.
Treasurer Phillips und his clerks aro
busy fixing up the books und will have
the office open to receive, poll taxes un?
til to-morrow nlsht. This will be tho last
day, as tho Constitution distinctly suya
that the taxes shall be paid at least
Six months prior to the election ut whlcn
tl;? party paylns desires to vote. It looks
ju, If the number will reach ?boui (UU
Present Legislature Ex?
tends Into Three Years,
IT MAY STRETCH
INTO FOURTH YEAR
Quantity of Work Must be Com?
piled Before Adjourn?
NOW ON THE CALENDAR
The Bill to Break the Baylor
Survey Will Occupy SeveraJ
Days?Insurance Law Long :
.and Interesting , Docu?
ment?Many Other Mat?
ters to 'Come Up.
The longo'3t'session of the General As?
sembly of Virginia In moro than thirty,
years, and one of the busiest is now
drawing to a close. No other Legisla.-.'?
turo's life has extended Into three cal-.
endar years, as has the one originally
known as the General Assembly of 1901
1902, and as it muxt now be known, that'
Five sessions of the Assembly have
been held *in:e the body convened for
tho first time December 4, 1901. thes*;
sessions covering a period of 302 days,:
including Sun laye arid one Christmas re?
cess,^ but exclusive of all other recesses, ??
This Is equivalent to almost a year's pay.
at the regular per diem, exclusive,, ;of.
about $5,200 expended by the joint revision1
committee, and nearly ?d,??? expended;,
to defray the expenses of tha joint com-"
mlttee on the oyster question, and.numer?
ous other) smaller expenditures. Tha
cost of printing, too, has been unusually
heavy. Estimating "the Item of pers diera,
pi members and. pay of employees at 4600,
a day,'a low estimate, the cost of the'ses-'
slons has been about IISO.OOO, .and It will''
probably come rioarer $200,000. To th:e;
must bo add id-the cost of. printing arid;
many' other Incid?ntarexpenee?, the two
Items for' tho ..spec&l'...jolnt ' committees;,
named above, arid''various other smaller
sums for many'p?rpoees.? ??-??? . r < ' ?;? :.
? BEGAN vIN 1901.: , '
The present'.sessTori^beg?ri ? December,- 4,';
19?1, 'under .'lite'? old. or Uridt?f"w?o'di;Cph>'.
stjtutloh, ani..?wh.He ^tt?ei' Gbnstltutlon?l
Convention was tlien ; sitting.' Owing-to,1
the slmultanriqus'.slttlrig ?f two-such i.irge
deliberative bodies. Ule General'As^eh?bly,
adjourned; Decernber 20..1001, until Febru-.?
ary 19, 1902, by which time It was hoped
tho Constitutional? Convention might have
concluded . its lahors., The Conventions'
wo?k not b^:ig concluded, however,' the ?
body gave pin ce to 'the; General Assembly"
and eecured . leased quarters for Itself.?
Tho Assembly, sat from, February 19, 1902;'?
until April 2 1902, and'then adjourned,,;v .
On the 15th day ofJUlj>'the Gener?l-Ae?.:
sembly was convened by .tho Constitution^?
al ConvenUo ?, and .the executive call for,
the purposo of giving politica), recogril--,
Mori to the now, and1 then recently ? pro?
claimed orirariie law of the State. ,? 'It;
Was at this bnof session, .continuing. unUl,
July 28th, that the members of tho Leg?
islature wore sworn . to support the, new
Tho ?'onvuntlon when It adjourned finals
ly recognized that a vast volume of leg?
islation had been modo imperative by the
proclamation ot th? new organic law", :
which was in tho nature of a revolution '
of the State- government, convened the
General Ass'imbly In Novombor of that -
yoar with authority to. sit as. long aa
might bo n-icvi-ary, within the limita?
tion upon the life .of the Assembly. Under ,
this authority, ana ^Jth this duty and re?
sponsibility, tho Assembly was convened
November 12tn, 1902, and sat until May
19th, 1903. Then be|ng convinced that th?
vast volume o? essential work In the
matter ot code revision and conformation
of the statutes to the new Constitution"',
could bo expedited and the expense to the ?
State reduced thereby, a Joint committee
on revision of the, statutes were consti- ;
tuted with a'tthbrlty'to sit during, the ro-'
cess and recommend such statutes a? '
wore necessirv, suggest those that should ?
bo repealed, and generally revise the?
code. The Assembly thereupon adjourned
until November 10th.
' The body reconvened then, and ha? '
been sitting since with the almost abso?
lute certainty that tho session will con??
tlnue until December 23d, even If ft'be
not necossarv to return after the Christ^ .
mas recess and work up to the limit of? '
life, January 1a, 100-1,. If. that ibe tho.
case, tho Aas-j.nbly will have extended
Into tho fourth culeiular year. The es?
timates of oxptnses above submitted aro
bused on the theory nnd expectation thai
tho Assembly will adjourn sine d.e about
December 23. 1905.
VOLUME OF BUSINESS.
With but nine working? days loft be. .
fore December ?3d, when the Assembly
will certainly tnke a recess, If It does not
adjourn wttuu'it day, there Is yet to be
enacted a rc.thcr formidable volume of
Important and much of It, Imperative bus?
Iness, On tue Senate calendar now are
tue Insurance bill, a long and Important
mensuro which will provoke conslderablo
debate. This Is a bill covering ninety
eight printed [ages. On the calendar la
tha Jordan bill to break the Baylor oys
(or survey, bet as a special order for
next Tuesday, and which will certainly
consume the gitatcr part of two days, if
tho debuto does not continue longer. In
the Senate committee Is the very impois
tant bill in rointlon to the right of eiil
nent domain on which the committee ha?
Worked for thro days without concimi?
Ing consideration, This will in all prob?
ability occupy two or three days more
of the Senate'r. time, Then thero is tho
long und very Important bill relating to
pililo service corporations, covering ninet
ty-nlne pages, and being perhaps the
most Important j.lnglo bill of the session,
This bus passed the House, but hus nut
yet reached tlio Semite. Then tho house
bill In relation to tho powers and duties
of county ofticors. boards of supervisors,
etc., yol to pa*?, both houses.
Uosktes all these the Sonate has a.
few of the Senate code revision bille to
After all of thete havo been disposed of I
the Senate most consider a number of
other lliiu-se bids than those namc-t.
Among those are Houso bill 809, fifteen
pages In length, and relating to the elee- .
Uon of State, county, district and city
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