MR. DUKE ON
?Says That the People Slioult
Know Where the
THE HISTORY OF THE FIGHT
Member From Albcmnrlc Says
(lie House Will Slay Here.
Has Done Duty?
Hon. W. R, Duke, of Charloltesvlllo,
, who'has been leading tho fight for a re?
cess of tho General Assembly, in order
thnt the Senate may act on tho corpora?
tion bills, nuulo the following' statement
"The Legislature elected in November,
IDOL was elected while tho Constitutional
Convention was In session. It assembled
In Richmond In December tho same year,
nnd sat for some two or three months,
when It adjourned nnd went home, leav?
ing the Constitutional Convention still
In session. In tho summer of 1S02 tho
Constitutional Convention, having finished
Its labors, proclaimed the Constitution,
und In tho schedule attached to said Con?
stitution they prolonged the life of the
Legislature to the 13th of January, 1901.
In .July of that year, namely, UI02, the
Legislature convened in Richmond, took
Ihe oath to support tho Constitution, and
nfter being In session some ten days or
two weeks, adjourned to meet again In
tho fall of that year. The object that
Ihe convention had in prolonging the life
r>f the Legislature, and the object of tho
Legislature iu meeting again, was to
conform the then existing laws to tho hew
Constitution. I After sitting some six
months the Legislature became convinced
that the quickest and best way to got
I his work done was through a commis?
| DID THEIR WORK WELL.
"Six of the ablest men In tho General
Assembly?three from the House and
three from the Senate?were appointed to
do this work, whereupon the Legislature
adjourned to meet on tho 10th of No?
vember, 1903, when the work of tho Re?
vision Committee was to bo laid before
them. Oh tho reassembling of the Gen?
era] Assembly on tho 10th of November
these six gentlemen had performed their
labors with great caro and ability, and
presented to tho House two books of 1,200
pages, known ns House bills and Senate
hills, At once both bodies commenced
with great industry to work on thoso
bills, which practically covered every sec?
tion of the then existing Code, and also
some amendments to the laws that were
deemed necessary by tho Revision Com?
mittee. Most of tho work has been .ac?
complished; in fact, ono might say that
all the work that the Houso of Dele?
gates could do has been done.
"There are now pending before the
Courts of Justice Committee of the Sen?
ate two of tho most Important bills that
have passed the House during the session.
They are known as House bills No. 3-13
and No. 317, being on eminent domain nnd
public service corporations.
FOR MANY WEEKS.
"Houso bill No. 313, or tho ono pertain?
ing to eminent domain, was received by
the Senate on November 21st and sent to
the Committee for Courts of Justice, and
some ten days ago was argued before
that committee by three able lawyers,
who pointed out to the commttteo the ob?
jectionable features in this bill?that Is,
the objections that corporations hud to
the bill. L'p to the present date, ns for
as 1 know, no action has been taken by
the Senate Committee on this bill. House
bill No. 31", concerning public service
corporations, was received by the Sen?
ate on the 10th of December, was as?
signed to tho Committee for Courts of
Jti6tlce in tho Senate, partially argued
some weeks ago, but no action taken on
it. In this connection it would be well
to state that practically all laws pertain?
ing to eminent domain have been repealed
by House bills No. 315 and 346, thus lenv
ing us with no laws on this subject ex?
cept the common law. Last spring the
Senate passed a bill governing Insurance,
on which no action was taken by tho
House, the LIU, it was said, being defec?
tive In several particulars. It should
have been ?jla'tcd thut It created a. Com?
mission o.f Insurance.
WAS A BETTER BILL.
"When the House convened on the 10th
Of November, 1903, among other bills pre?
sented to the House was bill No. 357,
known as the Insurance bill, and which
was believed lo be very much better than
the bill passed by the Senato In the
spring. This bill was passed by the Houso
in November, received by the Senate on
the 2.Sth of November, assigned to the
Committee for Courts of Justice, argued
before said committee, discussed tho?
roughly by the Senate and recommitted
io the Committee for Courts of Justice
for further consideration. With these im?
portant measures stili pending and un?
acted on. on Saturday tlio Senate sent
over t'j the House a Joint resolution which
it had passed, providing that tho General
Assembly should adjourn finally on the
U.',d of. December, which resolution the
House declined to concur'In, To-day a
resolution was introduced in the House to
adjourn the 23d of December sine die.
A substitute for this resolution was of?
fered to take a recess on the 23d of
December to tho 2T?th of December. This '
resolution was adopted by the- House,
which, if agreed to by the Senate, will
(liable the General Assembly to recon?
vene on the 29th ar.d completo ihe work
which was delegated to it by the Con?
WANT ALL TO KNOW.
"1 hope this will be copied by every
paper In the State, in order that Ihe peo?
ple at home may know, should the Legis?
latur,? fall to finish Us work, on whoso
shoulders rests tho responsibility. In dis?
cussion on the floor of the House to-day
It was slated that the geliate, by Its res?
olution to udjourn on the 23d of Decem?
ber sine die, had sent Its ultimatum to tho
House, and although the House might re?
main in session, the Senato would refuse
to pass on the laws necessary to com?
plete its work, 1, for one, do not think
this can possibly be so, and I think it
very unfair to the Senate to assume that
it will fall In its duty to the public."
Lieutenant Gibson Receives Ma?
jor Saville's Handsome One.
Lieutenant James A. B. Gibson, ,-on
of Sergeant C. A. Gibson, one of the of.
fleers at the Virginia I'olytechnlc In?
ptltute, 's home for the holidays.
?yesterday the young lieutenant was
made happy by receiving with all manner
of good wishes the handsome ?word, won
by Major Charlie Seville.
Mr. Savllla said It gave him great
pleasure to plescnt the Bword, and Mr.
Gibson felt as proud us a major-general
v.lth the sword. Master Edmond Gib
ion i* also at home on his vacation.
First Christmas Gid.
Mr. Joseph Shelton \va* the first City
Hall ofllclal to receive a Christmas gift.
Vc-stcrday morning his associates pre
:?, nicti him a line Waterman fountain
i,t?u ?lo jrttfoe It highly.?
914 E. Main St.
You are missing
something by not
visiting The Bell
Book and Stationery
Co., 914 E. Main St.
Some of the things
to be seen are a
selection of artis?
tic novelties in
Brass for the Desk
and Library,? such as
Pictures and Calen?
dars by Christy, Gil?
bert, Gibson, Hel
leu, Pierce, Fisher.
The largest stock of
in the State. We
sell the Sterling
and silver mounted,'
ranging in price from
$250 to $12.,-,The
ideal present for the
business man. We
also sell the best
$1.00 Fountain Pen
An exceptionally attractive
line of Papers in Holiday
A pretty and useful gift.
Duplicate and Bridge Whist
As for Leather Goods: A
reputation second to none
for handling only goods of
merit is still sustained.
and hundreds of other arti?
cles in almost every known
The stamp of quality is on
The? there are Bibles?
Oxford, Nelson, Bagster.
A large stock. Special prices
are being made on all Teach?
And Prayer-Books and Hym?
nals, too. A larger stock to
select from not in the city.
Sea Lion, Glazed, Morocco,
Seal and many other bind?
Everything. Best of all pub?
lishers received on day of
publication. The largest
bookstore in the city. Our
prices as low as any one's;
and, of course, you know the
added satisfaction in getting
your books here.
Don't forget your Diary for
1904. The one y nit want may
be gone if you don't see us
914 B, Main St.
The Bell Book and
CHIEF OF POLICE
Has Been on Force for Thirty
Chief of Police Howard' is eolobrating
tho thirty-eighth anniversary of his sor
vico on Ilio polleo forco. Ito sorvoli
four years in Ilio First Virginia, just
licioni that, going in us second nontenant
In Company 1, Ho wue wounded soVornl
tlni?s, onco sevoroiy, at Sown Pinoti. Ho
catno out of tho Btrlfo as It euptnln, hav?
ing? been promoted ut tho Second,Battio
of Mantissas, ut tho death of his cnptnln.
Major Howard line served In ovury
capacity on the poKco force, from patrol
ni?in to chief, and lina a tino record us
nn oillcor, Ho wns enptnlii of thu First
District hut about two weeks, when ho
Was Bolectcd us chief to succeed tho
Into Major Poo.
There' liuvo hoen wonderful changes t'n
tho forco during Hint timo. In 1S05 it
nUiiibbr?? one hundred und twenty men.
Then, ? few years later, It was reduced
to ono hundred; and still later, about
1S70, It went down to eighty-five, and the
present pollco board was orgunlzcd. Flf
1 teen yeai'4 ago tho force was again In
croused to ono hundred men, und It has
remained at that number ever since.
Major Howard wns appointed ser?
geant July 4th, 1S70; captaincy, Juno 10th,
1S05, after having been acting ctiptafn
for sovernl years, nnd on Juno 2Gth of
tho snnio year ho was chosen as chief.
MR. MASSIE HONORED.
Will Deliver Annual Address Be?
fore W. Va. Bar Association.
The Wist Virginia Bar Association has
conio to Hlchmond to got a gentleman
who is this year to deliver the nnnual ad?
dress Tho association could not havo
gotten a better man than Mr, Eiigeh? J,
Mussle, nnd a moro suitable themo thnn
"hand Transfers,1 Anclont und Modern,"
could not have been assigned him.
Tho nineteenth nnnunl meeting of tho
West Virginia Bar Association will ho
held on Wcdnosdny nnd Thursday, Do.
coluber SOth nnd Hist, In tho auditorium of
tho "Chancellor" Hotel, Porkc?3burg.
Mr. Classic's nblo and Interesting efforts
to have an improved system, particul?
arly the Torrens system, adopted, for tho
transfer of land havo associated his hamo
Inseparably with the movement. In years
to come, he will doubtless bo known
In the history of tho now system
in Virginia as tho father of it.
Its Capacity to be Increased by
Manager Wells, of the Bijou Theatre,
has decided greatly to enlarge that play?
house during tho coming summer. Tho
two stores west of the present theatre
will becomo a part of it.. The seating ca?
pacity Is to be Increased by one-third,
tho new theatre Is to bo a story higher,
than the present one, tho stage Is to
bo much larger and deeper than tho
present boards, and many other altera?
tions of an Important character aro to
Mr. Waldo M. Ciaf Un, of New York,
Is the architect, who will make the plans,
Tho improvements are to begin ns soon
ns the weather gets warm and are expect?
ed to be complete by middle fall.
Leigh Street Sunday School to
Leigh Street Baptist Sunday school will
celebiute ite nuieth anniversary Ulla
week with appropriate sei vices. -
On Friday morning the children w 11
gather at the school and will onter'ain
the old members, and a joyous Christmas
morning will be spent.
On Sunday the celebration will be con?
tinued. The old superintendents and
teachers will he present as far as they
The present superintendent Is Mr. E. C.
Garrison, tho. popular High Constaba pi
tho city. He has been connected with tho
school and church for quarter of a 'cen?
OF LEIGH STREET SCHOOL
The fiftieth anniversary of the Sunday
school of tho Leigh Street Baptist Church
will bo celebrated Christmas day, be?
ginning at 11 A. M, A most attractive pro?
grammo has been completed and has
Just been placed In tho hands of the
printers. .The occasion promises to bo a
most interesting one. It is not expected
Hint the entire service will consumo moro
than an hour nnd a half. Tickets of Ad?
mission to the scholars of tho school were
distributed Sunday, and other tickets for
thoso not then present are In the hands of
REV. MR. JONES HAS
ACCEPTED THE CALL
Hov. 13. Pendloton Jones, of Owenshoro,
Ky., htis accepted tho call of tho'Hamp
ton, Va.. Baptist church, and will enter
upon his duties tho first of February.
Mr. Jones, the second son of Dr. J.
William Joncs, luis had successful pas?
torates In Savannah, Ca.; Clifton Forgo,
Va,; Columbus, Miss., and Owensboro,
Ky, Ho Ih considered a fine preacher,
inni has proven himself ? most oillclotit
pastor. ? native of Virginia, ho, will
come back homo, nnd tho church tit
Hampton I? ready to give him a cordial
welcome and hearty co-operation hi his
work in that most important field.
Elks' Home Club to Entertain
Members and Friends.
The Flks' Home Club has sont out at.
tractive Invitations to Its members anil
friends to attend tho annual stag Christ?
mas gathering at Home on Monday even?
ing, the? Tulli Instant. There will bo a
OhrlstmUH tree nud u, programmo of un?
ALMANAC IS ISSUED
The eighty-ninth issue of ihe Wurrock
lilchaid^on Almanac has made Its appear,
unco. This excellent publication Is frort)
the presses of Clyde w. Saundors, now
owner und publisher.
Tho Almuniic consists of ninety-six
pages, tilled with valuable Information.
It Is a necessity In every household,
SOUP KITCHENS WAS
At 11 o'clock sharp yesterday the soup
kitchen of tho Institution for Christinn
Worll Wa? opened. It will remain op?-?
every wuek day fur the next tli roo
Tho soup wns good enough for u 'first
class hotel. It was mad,, from excel
lent beef, tomatoes, potatoes, r|ce, ete.
Though thero had peep, no public an?
nouiu?;mr:iil, within a short timo a scoro
Of women und children had passed buck
eta and pitoherK over the counter ami
twsniy.iivu (luut'te were measured out of
Dio big and bright iiiolnt boiler, lo bo
Mr, Wiley expects to make from sixty
to eighty -filiarla a day for ninety tiny?.
milking at least B.COO miarle tlurl'u? tho.
winter. ?l*ty or nighty (|tmrts of notili a
day menus food for several hundred |ioo
plo, many of thorn sich nnd the most of
tholtt unavoidably doppntlont, It also
meaiie milch expenso, on this imlnl ?Mr,
Wiley soomh to iniv? no lumlnly. Me
says (hat-ho Is satisfied that tho ??????
of Richmond will givo ollho'r tho mitto
rlnl or Llie tnOnoy ilcaessnry. Tho soup
Is not to bo (?riven out lmllnarlinfnatcly,
but tickets aro placed In tho hunde of
tho Indies connected with tho City Mis?
sion, tho worker? of tho Instituto) tho
Row Junios 13. Cook, who la vory much
Int?fcstod and la helnlm? to support It,
and othors, for tllslrlbutlon.
Tho following charters havo heon
granted by'.tho Sluto Corporation Com?
mission: ' ? -
?Oopln's Aid and Bnnoflt Socl'oty (In?
corporated), James City county. George
W. Blgg?tt, president. Capital stock,' $000
Beonio Construction Company (Incorpo?
rated), inchinanti. A. Plzzlnt, Jr., presi?
dent. Capital stock, $10,000 to Jlob.OOO.
Tomperunpo, Industrial Instituto (Incor?
porated), To?na. ?. Taylor Whiting,
prosldont. Capital stock, $5,000 to &!?,000.
Staunten Printing Corporation, Statin
ton. W. IT. Landes, president. Capital
stock, $1,000 to $5,000.
Tho Princess. Anno Hotel Company (In?
corporated), Virginia Beach. Jamos S.
Graves, preSldont and treasurer. Capital
stock, $10,000'.'to $50,000.
Tho charter, of Flint, Hddy & Co. (Lim?
ited) was amended so as to change tho
natilo of tho concern to tho American
Trading Company (Incorporated). Tho
homo oflleo Is Norfolk.
The Rev. Carey B. Morgan, formerly
of tho Seventh Street Christian Cherch.
of this alty, will be In Richmond next
week; to attend ? dinner to be glvon by
Mr. O. A. Hawkins to his Sunday school
class, The dinner will bo given on Thurs?
day evening, and Mr. Morgan will bo the
guest of honor.
Tho Rev. Mr. Kuyk, of Barton Heights,
who has boon 111, Is improving. Christians
services will bo held In tho church Fri?
day morning. ,,
The Itev. D. K. Walthall was on Sunday
Installed as pastor of the Barton Heights
Tho Rev. J. J. Haley, new pastor of tho
Seventh Street Christian Church, Is ex?
pected hero next week.
Banker to Underwriter.
Mr. Joel S. Perrin has decided to leave
the banking for the Insurance business.
For five years he has been connected
with the State Bank, of this city, but
on January 1st will enter upon his duties
as ngsnt In this city for the Union Mutual
Life Insurance Company,' Mr. Duke A.
This Is the second attache of tho Stato
Bank who has in tho pnst few years en?
tered the underwriters' field. Mr. E. N.
Newman, now holding a responsible post,
tlon with the,Massachusetts Mutual, was
connected with tho State Batik until a
few years back. As a rule, good bankers
make good Insurance men.
.Property Is Sold.
Messrs. J. D. Carneal and Son, real es?
tate agents, yesterday afternoon sold a
tenement house at tho corner of Twenty
ninth and Q Streets. The' price was
?l 310, and the German-American Bank?
ing and . Building-Association was tho
purclinser. i3'hie ',is excellent- Investment
property, nnd wSs bought as such.
This nXt?rhoon at 4 o'clock Messrs. J.
? nompson'Brown and Company will offer
??. H12 West Gary Street. This Is valu
onlc property, for Investment.
No other sales at auction are advertised
tor tho week.
Dr. Bubose Corning.
The Epworth Leaguers of the city will
hold three unions services next Sunday
and tho Rev. IL M. Dubois D. D., general
secretary of the work, will address each
meeting. Tho morning service will be held
In Central Church, Manchester, the after?
noon In Clay Street, and tho night in
The lecture room of Seventh Street
Christian Church will be open to-day from
0 A, M. to ? P. M? at which time pack?
ages will bo received for Christmas offer?
ings for the poor of tho church. ? liberal
offering Is earnestly asked.
For the Holidays.
-MlSB Frances S, Bell, who Is teaching
elocution at St. Mary's. Raleigh, N. C,
i.? spending tho holidays with relatives In
_ t ne
In all our sixty
years of Piano mak?
ing and selling, we
have never had- a sale
that so thoroughly
demonstrated our de?
sire to sell taken-in
exchange Pianos re?
gardless of profit.
This is not profit-^
making time. The
floor must be cleared ?
of these slightly used'
room for them.
HERE THEY ARE s
S6C0 Piano, $290
$500 " $260
$400 " $250
$300 " $220
$300 " S200
$300 " $190
$300 " $150
TERMS TO SUIT. .
431 E. Broad St.
w J, E. 0UNBAR, Ngr.
At ?chwnrMulillil'ti you fro
tiuontly ??euro two prfinontii for
the amount you thought onrt
Richmond's Orandosi J?welry Storo
We appreciate a imall pur?
chase nn well as ? large one,
Wo cater to each n-d all
Christmas-tide is the one happy season?made so by gift-making?. What's, sweeter to
the hearts of man, woman or child than the thought of being remembered, And jewelry from
time immemorial is first and foremost'among givable things. Whether it costs little or
much, it is lasting, substantial and ?atttiful.
When you think of jewelry?the next thought is the SCHWARZSCHILD store
radiant and brilliant as it always is with a stock embracing the finest Diamonds, Precious
Stones, Jewelry novelties, fine Watches, Silverware, etc, and there is not an article in this
vast stock that can be bought elsewhere at such low prices. The tremendous buying and sell?
ing done here?you can see it with your own eyes.?has proved that the goods, prices and
methods maintained at the SCHWAR.ZSCH1LD store has safely placed us in the hearts of
the people. Our aim will always be to merit the confidence placed in us by selling only reli?
able jewelry at honest prices, backed by a guarantee?if goods arc not right in price and
quality?the purchase price will be refunded.
We want your charge account. It's the same to us as cash?and may be more convenient
This is a gem for a*womnn.
Wa have In plain designs,
also for monogram engrav?
ing on back. Choleo of Elgin
or Walthnm works. Pretty
and serviceable, solid 14-k
Diamonds, mounted In Tif?
fany, Belcher, engraved or
gypsy mountings. Fine qual?
ity. Something to gladden
tho eyes of lovers of beau?
tiful stones and artlstlo
Tho popularity of seals
with monogram engraved on
top will never wane when a
ring of such beauty can be
bought so cheaply?
Special for Tuesday.
Initial Rings for Misses and Youths, solid gold,
regular price, $3.00, special price, $1.50. These
make pleasing and pretty gifts.
A gleaming sunburat of
diamonds and pearls. Can
be used as hair ornament,
breast-pin or watch-pin. Solid
gold. Remarkable tor the
Pearl Opera Glasses, Sterling Silver and Gun-Metal Cigarette Cases, Chatelaines, Hand
Bags', Silver Toilet Sets, etc., in excellent variety.
Open Every Evening in December.
Rich and Elegant
123 East Broad St., Cor. 2d.
COL J. S. HARWOOD
AGAINST THE BILL
Fighting Measure Which Would
Affect Insurance and Other
Colonel John S. Harwood, chairman of \
the National Legislativo Committee, of tho ,
T. P. ?., has received a letter fronj Mr, I
Louis T. La Beuume, of St, Louis, secre?
tary of the association, nsklng that Colo- I
nel 1-larwod take up tho fight against Sen. >
ato bill No, 12f?l (a copy of which Is en- '
closed), offered, by request, by United
States Senator Dryden, of New Jersey, ',
having for Its ?object tho amendment of |
tho rational statutes for tho suppression
of lottery traffic through tho United
Ktnlea malls, so as to Include tho lltcrar
tino of wildcat insurance companies, 'l'ho
bill was referred to tho Senato Commit?
tee on Postoffice Affairs and Post Roads,
und It Is evident that there Is about to be
an crgunlzed fight made agnlnst Its pass?
Colonel Harwood has -wrlten to Senators
Daniel and Martin, and is now engaging
tho assistance of the insurance and busi?
ness men generally to help fight tho
measure, -which, It Is said, will not only
at feel legit?mate Insuranco ?.mpanies,
hut also largo business concerns carry?
ing policies with them.
It is contended that tho bill, whllo de?
signed to euro an existing evil, It so
crude)?, drawn as to work groat hardship
upon tho business Interests of tho coun?
try, nnd Colonel Harwood and his as?
sociates will sparo no pains to bring about
GONE AFTER COLLYER,
Captain Tomlinson Left for
Washington Last Night.
Captain Tomllnson went to Washington
last night. Ho will bring back wi'th him
to-day tho young man, A. S, Collyor,
who Is wanted here on tho charge of de?
frauding tho Jefferson Hotol out i?f
$210.23, Horse Show week, 1002.
Tho warrant for Collyer's arrest was
sworn out by Manager P. M. Fryo, of
Collyor was arrested In Washington
five months ago on the ohargo of at?
tempting to pass a bad chock, and was
given five months In the work-house
life time expires to-day, nnd ho will be
turned over to tho Richmond authorities,
.The young man comes from a fine
family In Kentucky,
Pay Early in Order to Avoid the
Rush on the Last Day.
Collector Cunningham urges all city tax
payers to call upon him early ao that tho
mad rush on th last day may be avoid?
ed. Taxes must ho paid bofoie the first
of tho year.
FOUND DEAD IN BED,
Funeral of Mr. E. A. Jones Will
be This Morning.
The funeral of Mr, Elijah A. Jonos,
who was found dead In bed at his room,
No. 415 North Fifth Street, yesterday
morning, will bo from Bllloy's at 11
o'clank to-di?y and tho liii^rmont will
bo In Hollywood.
. Mr. Jonos was ? well known huckster
In the Second Market. Ho did not ap??
pear at; Ills placo yesterday. raornln?t
and fearing that something wns wrong.
Policeman Bradley went In search ot
him, and found him dead.
Coroner Taylor pronounced death due
to congestton of tho lungs, and tho body
was turned over to his son-in-law. Mr.
G. B. Browning. Bllley prepared tho
remains for burini.
MR. FISHER'S SECRETARY.
Mr. Spencer Here for Pleasure
j and Won't Talk.
? Mr. L. B. Spencer, formor secretary and
? treasurer of the Virginia Passenger and
I Power Company, is In tho city to spend
' tho holidays with Mrs. Spencer's people.
Ho came up yesterday from South Gaf
1 ollna, whcro ho has boon looking after
. uomo privato affairs for Mr. George B.
, Fisher, of New York, with whom he has
, been for some time Identified.
Mr. Sponcer declined to discuss tho ques?
tion of Mr. Fisher's probable action with
reference to the request of tho investi?
gating committee, and said the forged
letter recently received by. Mr, Minor was
a great mystery both to himself. and
TOBOGGAN SLIDES AT
THE NEW RESERVOIR
Tho Corporation Commission yesterday
chartorod the Scenic Construction Com?
pany, of which Captain A. Plzzlnl, Jr., is
president. The capital stock Is fixed at
from $10.C?0 to $100,000, and It Is proposed
to erect a plant In tho West End for tho
purpose of building tho apparatus for a
novelty In tho summer amusement Uno.
The noiolty will consist .of toboggan
slides and waterways nfter the, order of
the "old mill," nnd Is to cost about $12.?
G,??. It is proposed also to equip such at?
tractions for other cities and watering
Richmond? Mills T. Burlow and wlfo
and Lavinia A. Barlow to James Hart?
ley, 15 feot south nido of Nicholson
Street, 221-2 feet oast of Eighth Street,
Mrs. Margaret ' D. Pnco to James B.
131am, 22% feet on south side Franklin
Street, 22% feet east of Ei'ghthos Street,
Henrlco?Ida, ? M. Crouch to Frita Sit-,
tordlng, 108 feet on west sido of Ma?
chanlcsvlllo Turnpike, 111 feet from Cedar.
James P. Mallory to t* E. Whitehurst.
nino acres about eight miles north of
Richmond College Notes,
Much Interest Is now being manifested
in tho organization of the 'Richmond Col
lego Dramatic Club, Its efforts were
attended with much success last Ben?
son, and it i's tho intention of tho pro?
moters to prepare a much moro elaborato
programmo for tho coming season.
Tho company will probably begin work
on "Sweet Clover" directly after Christ?
mas. Tho following offlcors wero elected
last week for tho coming season: Mr.
Walter Tyler, president; Mr, M. Lank
ford, bushwss manager; Mr. Hiram
Smith, secretary; Mr. Percy Alley, dra?
matic manager, nnd Mr. Douglas Free?
man, etago manager,
The jury in tho caso of Pollard and
Bagby vs. H. S. Winston and W, B.
Plzzlnl Compj-ny yesterday found for
tho defendants. Tho suit was for $300
alleged damages, and was tried in the
City Circuit Court.
?oes to Louisville.
Mr. Charles E. Harm has gone to
Louisville, where ho w(ll represent tho
Creditors' Mercantilo Agency Company,
of New Voi*,
EXPRESS CO. BUSY
Large Force of Extra Men Help?
ing Santa Claus to do
Both the postonico and tho express of? '
flee are crowded and packed with peopl<
In the formor departmont, Postmastei
Knight will havo nine extra men to helo;
handle the big business. Four of these ;
men will be on duty Inside, the others will
as?lst In collecting and delivering.
"There fs a big rush going on," salo!
Mr. Knight, "but tho actual amount o<
business, so far as the sales" of stamps
Is concerned, -will not he as large as upon
ordinary occasion?. Tho salea now arc hi
small lots, and nearly every package has
to bo weighed for tho sender before the
stamps are put on.
"The business men realizo al} this, and
those who do the most business with tu
are holding off until tho holiday rush Is
At tho express ofllco everything-Is on
a rush. Outgoing and Incoming wagopl
Manager W. A. Mehagan has employe^
about fifty extra men to holp In the of?
llco and on the wagons, and they will bj
kept busy far Into the nights until th<
closo of tho season.
In both places It was said yesterday
that this year's business would probabljf
exceed that of any yonr for a long time,
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BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD
AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.
The Baltlmoro and Ohio Railroad will'
Issue an elaborato World's Fair Foldof
on tho first ot the year, giving full Infor?
matlon, with Illustrations, of tho gr?a?
Louisiana Purchase Exposition nt St,
Louis, Tlckot offices on' the ontlro si???
tern will bo furnished with all details con?
corning tho roulo to St. Louis, together li
with advance information concerning bo
tels and boarding houses.
Tho Baltlmoro and Ohio Is the original
Une from the east to St. Louis. Early In
li'Si tho founders wished to connect Bal? 1
timore and the seaboard, by the most ?fi
rect line westward, with St. Louis on the
Mississippi, From Baltlmoro to Cum?
berlnnd tho lino followed tho old nation?
al plko; then a direct line waa built to
Parkersburg, on the Ohio River; other
companies built lines from Parkersburg
direct to St. Louis, and all of these lino?
havo merged Into the Baltlmoro and Ohio
System, which forms tho most direct route
between tho East and tho West,
Solid vestibule trains run daily fron?
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington, Pittsburg and Columbus to
Cincinnati and St. Louis.
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM?
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES,
Holiday excursion tickets will be sold
between Richmond nnd Norfolk and re?
turn at spadai rato of ??,60. Ticket?
on sale at either Richmond or Norfolk
December 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th, 80th 81st,
1003, and January 1st, 1004, good for re,
turn passage until January 4th, 1904.
On presentation and surrender of cer?
tl'flcato? signed by superintendent, prin?
cipal or president of college or school,
excursion tickets will bo sold at the above
rates to students, December 16th to 25th.
Inclusive, good for roturn passage until
JOHN F, MAYER,
Foot Ash Street.
?;, b. walker, v. p. & t. m.,
New York. N. Y,
K. F. CHALlvDEY,"C|ty Ticket Agt?
80S East Main Street,
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