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No Such Good Values in
eady-Made Wear Have Ever Been Offered in Richmond. The greatest values ever seen in ready-made garments in this city have been on sale in our stoic for the past few days, and hundreds of women have taken advantage of them. We still have a goodly assortment of garments in the various lots advertised, together with Silk Petticoats. Sweaters, etc. For Women's Coat Suits. Two Lots of Rain Coats Much Reduced in Price. ?Were $10.00 and $15.00. Were $12.50 to $20.00. About thirty Coats in the two lots?Tan, Grey and Black rain-proof cloths, tailored and finished in the best manner. qq_ WAISTS that retailed from 52 ?7?C to $.1.50: Albatros. Nun's Veil? ing. Linens, etc. WAISTS that retall<?ci from 52.50 to J4.50; Embroidered Nun's Veiling, Embroidered Mulls and Lawns, .lap Silks, etc. $1.48 ???I QO WAISTS that retailed from $l.?JO $3.60 to %6, In Persian Mulls, Nun's Veiling, ICmbrolclerod Taffeta.?, etc. <?9 Qfi WA,8TS that retailed from 9u.00 51.50 to 57.50. In Embroidered Linens, Nun's Veiling. Jap Silks, etc. Judge Mann's Bill Frovidcs That Local Voters May Determine Kate of Dispensary. PUBLIC HEARING TO-MORROW Will Come Up at 4 P. ?I e Committee on Finance and Banks. illl off. rod in Hi?- Senate '???' Judge Mann, of Nuttoway, the .1 votera ol any town containing 1,000 Inhahltunta and the votera "i -?? terlal district In ivhloh is lo? ti .1 a t !.\n ? ontaJnlng less than i.000 nts are authorized to hold an ? ? ? for the purpose of closing a dti ?jltuated therein. .; spensary question Is now one of most Important before the jx-ople of ? glnl , and will probably be the? si : ??: Important legislation in the pre m General Assembly. The? new bill of .iueig,? Mann simply leaves the- question of the continuance ?if dispensaries In the hands ?if the people affected. The* act provides that whenever one-fourth of the qua! If leil voters of the town ??r ? let shall In term or vacation p?-t: flon the judge of the Circuit^ Court ??:i the question ol closing up ?lie- dispensary ??? ted there, the Judge .--hall within ten .lays issue a writ of election which shall not be held, however, within less than thirty days from the posting of the no tic?- thereof. The special dispensary elec : mis win ?!.<? held ?uni conducted ..s other Bpeclal dictions are held and con? ducted. If It appears from the abstracts and re-turns that a majority of tin? votes ..'..-?*. were against the dispensary the lat ???r shall be closed within tv> ?lays from the 'lai?- of the elect on just as If no law permitting j?ti!'.establishment had never been paaqpd.,?V?t?*f''tho election lias been Id in ?my town nr district there cannot ???? another election In reference to the dispensan* within two years l'.or until the Legislature of Virginia shall authorise ? te opening of a dlapoiisary In the said ?.??v.T. or ina-flslKi-ial district, Judge Phlegar's Bill. '.v innectlon with the dlsimiisury mat. ti r -'?..i".-- nttaoh?ss tn a local bill i.f '??1 : by request hi the He-nalei yi-sturd iv by .' uJflje Phlegar, of Montgomery, pr? - ig ?'?ir ihr? establishment of n diHp?-ii Biiry for the sale of into?lrutlng liquor Sydnor & Hundley's Is a Wonder. 000 Pieces 01 Furniture rtfduccd from 25 to 50 per cent. argaiiju/*. Take the next train for Richmond. ft ???in than save your railroad fare in the city of Radford. prohibiting nil persons, firma and corporations to sell whiskey In th0 city, and repealing all laws In conflict with tho new act, There are at this timo a half-dozen or more saloons operating In ?Hartford. The es tablishinent of the dispensary will force them all out of business and more?>v?>r "social clulis*? themselves will have noth? ing whereon to thrive. "Any person or persons," says t!i" Phlegar bill, -which 1? very long, "who shall elirectlj- or Indirectly keop.or main?. tain by himself or by association or com? bination with others or who shall in any manner aid, assist, or abet in keeping <>r maintalng any olub-rooin or other place at -which intoxicating lktuors are received or kept for sale or distribution or division among members of any club or associa? tion] shall "00 guilty of misdemeanor niul punished by a fine of not less than 51,||1 nor more than $i.rav) or by confinement in jail of not less than one month nor more than twelve months, or both." The ?iiiestlon of the establishment of a dispensary in Rmlford will be submitted to i in- voters of that city at a special ele tlon to be. held on Thursday, April 10, ir? If the decision Is in favor of the- (Tispen Bary, the ?ity council will appropriate a sum of money sufficient to establish tin dispensar?,'. Tin- net profits accruing from the dispensary board will in- disposed <.f once each ye-ar In the following manner! One-eighth to the State? of Vinrinia, two eighths to the school board (If the city of Radford, to be divided ?-?iti?Tiy between th.? iwo wards of the city, and the re? mainder to ihe city of Radford for its general purposes. Public Hearing To-morrow. a public hearing on the amendments proposed by the Nottoway Senator to the so-called Munn'law will be conduct eel ai i P, M. to-morrow hy the Senate Committee on Finance and Hunks. This hearing will he one of the most Impor? tant anel generally Interesting of the entire? session. The temperance tt.rc<-? In the State are rallying (behind the amendments and petitions calling for iheir enactment are pouring Into both bouses every day. In arguing for the ?uneneliiic-nts Judge Mann will Introduce several witnesses with n view to ex? posing the operations of the fake social clubs. PREPARING FOR THE SHOW Patrons of Skating Rink Enthusi? astic Over Mardi Gras. I One of the prettiest and most lntertst ? ing sights yet seen In the big rink at the Reservoir Is the nightly drills of the pa? trons who are preparing for the grand march in the Mardi Gras Carnival Tues? day night. February 27th. Every night Professor Aglnton forms the skaters in a line of march und spends some time leaching carril one how to conduct lilin Or herself In the march. Friday night John P. Brent and Little Alee Taylor will race one mile for the oil'*/ championship. Young Taylor is one of the neatest and fastest skaters in the <.itv. This will he followed by a boys' pursuit race. The following new moving pictures nfr'e being shown in tin- big skating rliilc nil this week: "The Life of a Gamester;" "Lookout of Porl Arthur;" "Burglars at Work;.Che Vendetta;" "Off tor the Holidays;" ".in Affair of Honor;" "Won't v.,11 Come Home;.rhc Blshop'and ihe "Among the Breakers." The finishing touches uro being put lo the splendid comedy. "Among the Break? ers." to be given by tin- Hartem Heights DramaUo <*lisl? at North Side Hall, Chestnut i nil. to-morrow night nt h-:m l'. M. This play will be given by the : .?.o- east iluil gave With such marked Huocess the "Great Catastrophe" and will be the best play over given in tho North Side town. The following well known young society folks will be seen in this piny: Mi.-..? KutO Turpln, Miss Ruth Gllnn, Miss Holen Harlan and Miss Mat tic Rose; irr. !.. O. Morne, Mr. Junio < Redd, Mr. Hardln Bache, Mr. Bruce Harvey, Mr. E. S. Gbodloe and Mr. Chou, O'Bannon. Dnder the splendid manage? ment of Mr. W. Vf, Parrar this cast has ).< ..?i put through the most thorough train? ing, niul will long lie remombereo .-i-- one of the greatest .society events o;* t he Library Sold at Auction. A large number of book-lovers an, ,,?1 ,i th- auction sale of ill?- 111 rr.rr of t) , V,i 1'. 11. Ayk-tl. which took pl.-.Ve- ,.,',' afternoon ut the auction rooms o ? 1,. Richmond Auction Company No ? - Ka? Main Street Th? ?nra?y contain^ "o?d1 ?n'i,,.' ""i":'1 i'?1?*?-**** ow??S 1 '?<-?' ? .' .: t.,11 h g,??l ,,,,,. Firemen Get Check. ' ./''?;; ?';"*"' " the tin denariinei.t, . ?',*.a--:"1 "? Un i Irchien'H Relief ; :-;;:: ;;;,?? ??'. . ..? ??^1.'? P Which ?drlehi ' ?"' r r,"-"5'-'' ' 11 " " " iry 01 tlit! : su latlon tu th? ini, ?ni o "... ;,-.? . . ? *'?; a '"?-' ' ' -?'. ' ? id??j appr?ciaiI011 ..1 tho Boou work dorn tho Hvomoii | Oil the lllgl.l ,,' ,|,,:-.,;,,, ,,,? ?.,?,,,, ,,? I Waildoy ? ompanj ? . ?..),., 1..?,..,, VVUH ANNEXATION GASE [AIDS TO-MORROW Judge Nicol Promises to Give His Decision E?TPlier Than Expected. LAWYERS ARGUED ALL DAY Every Objection Conceivable Is Raised and Mr. Pollard Replies To-Day. Between tbo hours of 10 and '? o'clock to-morrow, Judge C. E. Nicol, of Alex? andria, designated by the Oovernor to paJS upon the annexation question, will give l?w opinion as to whether or not jilchtnoixl should extend her city limits, nnd If to extend tha boundary lines, Just what additional territory is to be em? braced. This fact was made cloar by tho jurist yesterday afternoon when ho ordered court adjourned until this morning. City Attorney 11. R. Pollard will prosent his Bide of tho controversy this morning and tho court has the promise of tho at? torney that whon tho hour of 1 o'clock arrives this afternoon, tho nrgutiwmt will have finished. "If you can finish by the time of re? leas to-morrow, Mr. Pollard, I can con? sider the evidence In tho case to-morrow afternoon and glvo you my decision on Thursday," sold Judge Nicol In the af? ternoon of yesterday, when Mr. Wenden burg had closed for Henrlco county, af? ter an argument that bristled with such good features as only thn Common? wealth's attorney of Henrlco county can Inject. Mr. Pollard assured the court that he Would do all within his power to cover the ground within the prescribed limit and that he would not tax the patience of the jurist moro than was absolutely necessary. Ho belloved that In three hours' argument ho could satisfactorily reply to the contentions of Messrs. Brax ton, "Wendenburg, Anderson and Chrla tlan and lay before the court such facts as would aMist tho Judge In reaching a decision as well as point nut such acts as would tend to make the citso -clear. Messrs. Anderson, Chrlstlnn and Wen? denburg spoke yesterday In answer to the contentions <?f Richmond, nnd Mr. .Meredith took up a few minutos in mak? ing liix position entirely clear and pre? st ut in te such suggestions as were perti? nent to the Irsuo. ? Mr. Anderson followed his argument />( th? day previous, He protested stren? uously against tho annexation of the estate of Mrs. S. M. Dooley. ami cited nany authorities to bear him out that the law, if It Included this property, would b? urieonstltutlonal In that it would not return reciprocal value for the tuxes levied upon the property. Mr. Christian's Contention. Mr. Christian, associated with Mr. An? derson in the fight that Major Dooloy Is making against tho annexation pro ? ?'?ding's, followed with a speech of an hour and a half lit which he cited all of tho authority on the ciuestlon, re? viewed briefly the evidence that had been submitted an?l protested against the annexing of the Dooloy property. He ar? gued that tho fundamental principles of the ('?institution wore that no property should be taxed without a just compen? sation for the taxes paid. He said that In- recognized the fact that there must be some expansion, and he also was cogni? zant of the fact that the terltory must be protected that was taken In. He con leriiled that there must be some guaran? tee of this protection before the order of the court was made conveying to the city of Richmond territory that was now taxed by Henrlco county at a lower rate than that assessed by the city. "You should bo sure that you will give to these people a reciprocal value for their Increased taxes before the order is en? tered, bringing them Into the city," de? clared Mr. Christian. He argued that there was no prlina facie evidence that Richmond would do anything towards the improvement of the territory to bo taken in, and that there should be something to this effect before the ordinance was adopted. Mr. Christian addressed himself to tho constitutionality of the act and declared that Richmond could not proceed under the present ordinance, lie cited authority after authority to boar out his assertions and made a lengthy appeal to the court for the exemption from the oltj- limits of th?- Dooles' property, which, ho de clnred, ?mild not be benefited In any manner by becoming ? part of Rleli Ii-.Orid. Ile thought the Mills ordinance Unit was at first proposed by the Rlch iiioiiil Council was the moi'o conseratlva ene. und would have been one against which thero would have been little op positlon. When Mr. Christian had concluded. Mr. Meredith said that he would suggest that the court Include In Its order a re? quirement for Improvements in the ter? ritory to be Included. He thought it I would be well und thai It would state the sentiments of Richmond people for I lie judge to specify sonic block or more and stale what arhOunt Of money should be expended In Improvement?* in this ] block; within a prescribed time. Along Same Line. , Mr, Wendenburg began his arguments al 32:50 o'clock, and after talking for ?en minuten tho court adjourned until 1 o'clock, tlenilco'a attornoy concluded his argument at 5:20 o'clock ?vhen a re? cess was ordered until tills morning at 10 o'clock, when Mr. Pollard will speak and with this argument. Hie case will close. Judge Nicol will have this after; noon and to-night to consider the prop? osition' and on Thursday will call the : attorneys together and lender his opinion. At ?he offset yestorday afternoon, Mr. VWiMiriiliiirg attacked tho constitution? ality Of the law- under which annexation was proposed: He reltei-ajte.fl his argu n out made some time ago before Judge I Gamo?, who declared tho law constl : llltiotNt-? that the act delegated to tho ' judiciary legislative functions and that \ h this case u was clearly in cnritr^idl? ! tj?n to the spirit of the organic law. Mr, | Wcmdiyiburg declared that the question ?w:if> one that would eventually go to the Court of Appeals; liait this wijts ne n.s;;iiy tor the reason that there would otherwise ho Innumerable small cases where Hie law would he attacked unless u iiigiiei court passed upon a finally. lie .contended that It was the duty or Judge Nicol to look lit the case as thouati It ;...'l rtev?l' beer? heard before by Judge ' Cliirn?U, and that be, Judgu Nicol, could upon the cohst,ltutloi?allty of the v.. .Vimdi ilium;, with a ruler, ! pointed oui tho different points on the ? aid modo a ? aU? and eloquent up l iii. the '".hi to "Mite Henrlco c?un I 'Mini ?iiii'.ll.ilntl.,ii." Hi- declared Hi,U " m h.ihi." 'and Knlrficlil iicliQO] districts . In the county would lie ruined If the li rrltqrj propos?-,! i.? pc inken in was allowed. Mr ?Veiiileiiliurg favored the rcilft:" giving In Richmond .enough let illoiy ui keep Hie , ii.. Iuikj In iiiipn., ? tig, but ho did not think that It would be right for Richmond to lake In more than oouid be Improved, JUDGE NICOL WAS A FRIEND IN NEED S. P. C. A. Grateful for Alexandria Judge's Gallant Fight-? Sends Him Flowers. When Judge Nico! ascended tilo bench yesterday morning, ho found awaiting Iilm a very handsome bunch of roses, ?with tho compliments of tho Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of this city. t>r. Jud. jj. Wood, tho president of the society, ankod what was tho special sig? nificance of this gift to Judge'Nlcol, re? plied that Judge Nlcol might be wiled one of the first and most powerful friends the society had in Its earliest days, and added: "Whon a numbor of ladles and gen tl??mon organized tho present society In 1M3, It was determined to perfect, If possible, tho existing; law on tho sub? ject, which had been practically a dead lotter in the State for a number of years. With this end In view, a bill was carefully prepare?! by tho society, defining tho offense of cruelty to ani? mals, giving certain powers to duly In? corporated societies and their agents, nnd generally, putting tho law upon a working basis. This bill was introduced In the Son ate by Senator Bryant, of this city. It passed tho Senate with comparative ease, hut was mot with vigorous opposition in tho House o? Dotogates, because It was Imagined by country members that the agents of the proposed societies would unduly Inte-rfero and modcllo in tho management qt their stock and teams. Judg?; Nlcol. who was then a member of the House of Dek-gatcs from Prtnco William county, rlinmploncd th" cause of tho socloty vigorously and ag? gressively throughout tho fight,' which lasted six week?. His tact, energy and eloquence finally carried tho day. When the final vote was to bo taken, the friends of the measure were convinced,* after a careful count, that It would bo undoubtedly defeated. This fact wns repeated to Mr. Nlcol, and ho led I ho forlorn hope In a speech of such Impos sloned eloquence and convincing logic that, to the aurprlso and delight of all who hud the cause near their hearts, the result was a victory. Because of this splendid fight and victory against great odds, th?* society will never ceas.? to bo grateful to Judge Nicol and avail Itself of every opportunity to do hltn honor." Judge Nlcol s.i!?! last night that ho d'-'eply appreciate?! the flowers and was particularly gratified that something which happened nine year?? ago had not been felrgotten. MERCHANTS' BANK. Mr. Glenn Second Vice-President and Mr. McAdams Cashier. The directors of the Merchants Na? tional Bank of this city, held their nn nual meeting yesterday and elected the following "fflc-f-rs for the ensuing year: John P. Brunch, president; John Kerr Branch, vice-president; .r?.!m F. Glenn, second vlce-presl?l"iit: Thomas B. Mc? Adams. cashier: James B. Perdue, assist? ant cashier; George II. K??eseo. assistant <*a shier. The stockholders had pioviously elect???l the following ?lire -lors: B. W. Branch, John K. Branch, .lohn P. Branch, A. S. Buford, James H. Dooley, .1. P. George, Ale-x. Hamilton. Milton 10. Mar-us", H. T. Morgan. B. B. Munford, Andrew Pizzini. Jr., Fred W. Scott, Thomas B. Scott, ?, S. Stringfellow. The only material ??Irint-c in the list of ofllcers is that Of ?fishier. Mr. Thomas I B. McAdams. who has be?;n promoted j from the position of assistant cashier to that of cashier. i Many Law Books. The four new book cases ordered by Claude M. Mean, the librarian of th? United Stat.-s Court, arrived yesterday and have? been place;d in the court-room, and a thousand law books placed therein. This adds greatly to the appearance of tin? court-room. . . Fisherrmen to Meet. The Chesapeake Bay Fishermen's Pro? tective Association will hold Its annual meeting at Murphy's Hotel at 2"^ o'clock ? this afternoon. TO PLAY IN VIRGINIA. Boston Nationals Have Games at Danville and Norfolk. (Special to The Tlmes-TJlspalch.) BOSTON*. MASS., February III.?Tho Boston Nationals will meet In Washing? ton March 17tb, from which point they will start for Jacksonville. PracUce will begin at th?? last-named place on the 18lh and will last until March 27th. Bos? ton will play tho Jacksonville team on the ??th. ?.nii. 30th nnd 81st. The team will play with the Charle-sle.n, S. (.'., club in Charleston April 2nd ami cm the fol? lowing day will play at Danville, Va. Games are scheduled ?it Norfolk cm the 4th and 5th and the Cth and 7th at Wash-. I Ington with the American League team. From the capital city the team will go to Baltimore and meet the Eastern Leaguers on the Oth. NEWS GATHERED FROM SOUTHS! Council to Investigate the YVnkc fiekl Allegations of Use of Money. PASS SANITARY ORDINANCE Mn. Robertson Heard ? Five J'.'tsscs Will Go??Personals and Briefs. Manchester Unrein?. Tlrnes-Dlspatcb, 1 No. 1102 Hull Streot. ) Alderman B. M. Robertson; or the Fourth "Ward, lust night Introduced and had adopted a resolution providing for the appointment ?>f a committee Of five. Ihre* from tho Assembly nml Uvo from Hie Hoard to Investigate thoroughly tho allegation.?? that were made by Presi? dent J. 8. "Wakefleld, pf the Assembly, nt n meeting of that body In.it week, that the Annexation Committee had kept tjie public In the dark; hud been ? dilatory in Its duty, and, further, the Insinuation that was lnnde by .Mr. Wakefleld that money hud been expended on the an? nexation proposition. Mr. Robertson was a spectator at the meeting of the lower branch of the Coun? cil and heard the remark?) made 1/y Mr. Wakefleld. Me then <lld not reply, but last night as a member of the Board and P? a ?nemher of the special Annex? ation Committee, he rose t<> a ?tiieMlon of personal privilege and with some de? gree ?f heat declared that he wanted the ?natter gone Into thoroughly nnd sift? ed to the bottom. An apology from Mr. Wakeflelil would not suffice for him. li? said, unless that apology . was mrulc In the same public way in which the alle? gations were made. The resolutions passe?! by I lie vote of four to three. Messrs. Mnoie, Patram Perdue and Robinson voting fur It. and Messrs. Rudd, TIeeker ami Abbott op? posing ?t. President Perdue named Mr. Moore as on" of the committee from the Board, ami Mr. Patram nominated the presiding officer, .Mr. Perdue, as the second on the commltee. These two will act with n committee of three from the low-er Irranch to lm?ulre fully Into the ?juestlon of money being spent on the annexation ?luesthm. Hold Any One Accountable. Tin- entire matter grew out of the pub llcatlon of an article in an afternoon paper that money had probably Influ? enced the ctlons of the members of the committee. Mr. Wakefleld In referring to this report In the Council said that the committee hud not made a report, that it had kept the people In the ?lark, and thai teh members had been dilatory in the discharge <?r their ?luly and thai ho proposed to see that they did report, li. reply to this, Mr. Bradley said that In: would hold any one accountable for any Insinuation against him. After the meeting of tho Assembly. 1?? il said parenthetically.- Mr. Wakefleld .said that he did not mean any? hing against any member ,,t" the ?committee, .-??id that If he had said anything in the heat of ni-gument that left this Impres? sion, in? was wining to apologise. Mr. Robinson held ?hat this apology should come before the Council and hem e the resolution last nighi. The Board refused to concur t !i?r action of the Assembly in Abolishing the use of freo transportation books for the reason that the resolution from the lower branch was not couched In the proper legal language. Bul a minute afterwards the upper branch did adopt a resolution offered by Mr. Patram that no official of the city, fire or police commissioner, should accept free trans? portation on the ciu-s that traversed Manchester. It was suggested that the wording of the resolution say '.'request'-' and not "Instruct. Mr. Patram held that Inasmuch as the Council excepted the fire nnd police commissioners It should be allowed to instruct them. Mr. Aiibeit contended that as a fire com? missioner he was i>fl<m called to at linil some meeting or go to some par? ticular place ?illicitly, ?tnd that even If the Council did Instruct him along this line he would not' feel obliged to abide by the instruction. Me'ssis. Abbott and Perdue voted against the i-esnlutlon. The Moore sanitary ordinance provid? ing for the crelitlon of tho ofllee of san? itary Inspector was adopted by the Board as It camp fiV>m the Oj'dinance C'lriiuiil tee. As amended It does not say. that the new officer siudl have any contrtil over the street ?.'arts, 1a?t shall attend only to the carts from the board of health. Personals and Briefs. The Right Rev. A. at; Randolph, D. D.. will preach and administer, the rit?? of confirmation In Meado Memorial Church ?his evening at 8 o'clock. Motorman C. D. Brooking, of the Man? chester street car line, took with him home a few nights ago a rabbit that was killed by his car on the fice bridge. The *3.5? ALL LEATHERS.ALL STYLES, ONE PRICE r3.-5o If I could take you into my three large factories at Brockton, Mass., and show you the infinite care with which every pair of shoes is made, you would realize why VV. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes cost more to make, why they hold their shape, fit better, wear longer, and are of greater intrin? sic value than any other' $3.50 shoe on the market tO'day. AS COOD AS HIGHER PRICED SHOES. " / have been wearing IV. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes for ike past IS years or more, and have found them entirely satisfactory. They wear as wall as shoes that cost more." R. B. GREEtf. MEN'S $2.50 SHOES. A riil 1 lino In till loathorfi of $li.??O shoos for thoso who do not caro to pay ?i'??.5(> l'or tholi* footwiwr. Ask to si??.- thein. 'BOYS '?MOSS, $2.00 AMO $1.76* Just tho samo as my mariJo $3*5Q shoes, tho saw?* loathas-s, foi* $2.00 and $1.75, i U TION. ?Nuiiug-oiiulna without W. I.. Douglas name and prieo stumped ?i bottom Vl'nko no substitut". Sold in W. I?. Dougla? oxohisivo shoe stores.-in tliii ptiuciiial i-lli(-M, niul b?" Hi?' bes? slioo eleulm*s evorywhore. p?icoiorBye!.ua..d: % [, DOUGLAS RICHMOND STORE: 5?*?S?\W\ ! 623 E. Broad St. W. N, WATKINS, Mgr. i||j???????..??..?.??????ni ????? i...???.-.?i.i _in aaaggjaaaagsaggte Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits. '/ Our stock is ample to supply ? immediate demands. All sizes for the regular lean and stout man, and everything else necessary in the way oF Neckwear, Gloves, Shifts, Hats, etc. ^at??^adij' (crnfiatif '"-"""^*^^^| ^BL^km^^mmawmrmmnmmMtaW01^^ '" " ' ' "? .- "I I .,'??? ?'! ?-?-?-??? I. " I ?????? \ rabbll.was on tho truck and wouldn't move when the rar approached. Its head urns out off. .. Progressive Council) No. 13, Daughters of Mberty, will hold itn anniversary meet? ing noxt "Monday night. fitatlonmim Walt??r .Smith, of the Man? cheater fire department, who has been In Denver, Col'.' for the? past month or so In March of lieu I th, is expected to return to tho eJty .-tbeuit Friday. "Lip" Miller was sent to Jail yestoday morning by Mayor .Maurice for thirty days because he stole u e:oat. Captain lilpscomb caught the m-gro after a hot chase of several blocks, ? .Mr. John II. Parker Is reported to lie critically ill at his home on Perry Street. The se-nrclty ?>f lumber han made the prices IncrcnsO and many Manchester people who have contemplate^ the erec? tion of dwellings bave? postpon?"cl the mat? ter until ih<? summer. Mr. ?nest I? .Slaughter, who has been 1 flor some? lime. Is reported to be much Improved. .Mr. W. J. Carter, a prominent, druggist of Un; city, Is In Now Yoik, attendant upon a cprnmltteo mo-tlng of the Amer? ican Trotting Association, of which he s a momber. Mr. Ernest Pat ram, of Swiinsboro, left ?osterday for Baltimore, where ho has h??on Offered a very lucrative position. Invitations have* lie?-n Issued for the marriage of Miss Lottie Wilson and Mr. ?Jl-'ive. Miss Bertha Moody, who underwent nn nperati'in at Memorial Hospital, has re? timed and Is able to see her Mends at her home. No. 1124 ?uinbrldg.? Street. JUDGE B. CRUMP ; DOESN'T OBJECT if 'oiitlnued From First I'age.) if il.?, stock being $100. Mr, Lonlar r~ lelved flve bhares f?,r his services In getting at tin- company, etc. There was $1,C00 in money put in. Powers Too Broad. "The powers ?t this corporation In which almos? ?very f(,nu ?r commercial, lal an.I pi.if's.-loiial activity. Among ? powers granted ar? to do a banking -?. !?? form, prom?t?? and a | companies and syndicates, to do a reo) estate business to act na agents and tni-.ti-.-H. to buy nnd sell marchandise, to ?I-al In patent rights and options to underwrite syndicates, to guarantee the securities of other companies, to en? gage In manufacture, to act as personal representative, trustee, guardian, re? ceiver, committee or assigns of insolvent ?siatis. t? execute legal trust.-?, duties ami powers, m perform the functions of a guarantee company, to act as a eat? deposit company, to do the business Of a bank e,f discounts and a savings bank. m a?t as statutory agent for foreign Corporations, to make- fur foreign and ?lei? mest I?* corporaltons all reports required by law to be made to the Corporation Commission or to do any other ofllceror agent of the .Slat?- of Virginia, t?) kocp til f?,reign or domestic corporations ad? vised of changes In the Virginia laws, to advertise tlie advantages rmtl liberali? ty of the corporation laws of the State of Virginia, to maintain for such compa? nies tills principal office in the rttai? of Virginia, to hold for such companies ?ill meetings of stockholders, to procure from the Corporation Commission eertl llcatos of Incorporation, amendments to charter and .merger of companies; to furnish by its attorneys to persons or eor|K>nitloris, legal opinion verbal or written upon any question of law, and by Its attorneys te, represent persons or corporaltons In Ullgatlon In any of the courts of the Commonwealth, State or Federal, and to charge foes for such services. The duration of this extra? ordinary corporation is made p?y#.etual. Believes It Dangerous. It Is certainly dangerous t?, confer these heterogenious and enormous powers upon a corporation whose maximum capital is $15,000 and whose; actual money paid ill Is ?l.fiOI. ??(ine of tin- activities ?>f tliis company is lo solicit correspondence with private corporations, und for ?i fee toll them how to escape or diminish their taxes to the Slate Of Virginia." The discussion of this liill may be spicy lii-fori? the committees and In the two houses, and it w?>uld n?>t be surprising If It shall In- made the text for a re? hashing of Ihe matter whiNi arose in the commission following the granting of the ?hut-tor. The bill will go. by reason of Its nature, either to the ('?nominee for Courts of Justice or that on General liiws, FIFTY THOUSANDS TO MD HIGH SCHOOLS Mann Bill Repcrted By Finance Committee?To Establish the Normals. xtendlng through incut ol' thron new nornm' sonpois in ae oordanco with the plan suggested by the special commission appointed by tllbtlast (?eneral Assembly. ? The normal school proposition proved a big light, and the vote 111 favor of the HOW schools was exceedingly close-six to five The-minority members were op? nosoti to tho establishment of additional normal? until the ?iei-ils of the primary .Cil. i mil I'oi il'lic eiuc-slii'li of site? was not ???nsiaoi?... .'?nil In, in fui!, a knotty problem that will t*i-(|iilie- much salving, Many pla.-e-s lire e-lnniorlng for I flu Schools, and a pnb W'lll ho ceiiulue-le-il ho an tel give illnlive-s ni* quoll an utpuortulil?}' .,,.,. Tin- i-omiiiillce will si-t In .u with il"' report of the commission asa basis. This re*l US Fariiivillc is How port I ti'iiiing wl rep a PI' ? i, . ;,. . ,.,,..? i ui i r. .'.m. .led th ; ih?> cantrnl Slut??, une of lIn? new mis. I,,- located in the Soul bliest, -all? ot lier in the north and one in the cast. Tin: Mile in 'bu special uoinnilwluh l0'' a?"l}'"';*1 ,W:1S unahlnl?uB y in favor o? ItJidl.iiil ,\ majority Were In lavo, ?Ti Harrfsonburg n, the north, und Froderi icksburg and NewbOfl N'ew.s ?ere tied I,.r. 5?J Rlacc '" ll1" ????? -v'?"y otnci veJ!s',,'"MV,',v''1'' wl" ?i'Piy f,,r the school? 'Norfolk will innko a strong bid, OBITUARY. Mr. Engelburg Meyer. Mr. l?ngelburg Meyer died at his rcsl ?ttii.e, .No. p., south Eghth Btrcot, at 11:30 ycsiorunj nrternoon itftfr n lingering III ?l.-KS lie- ,1. ,-.,?,.,,.,| W,,K W(.,| |U1,,W? h:tv. ing lieen In bUBil.s h,,,. f,?- ?,.?,? yvarn. He leaves roar daughters and three ?? "u ?' ''? m& *?* "rank Or?? berge , Mr?. Joseph Schutte, Mrs. Mary E?? hclu.-f.-r, George 13. Meyer. J0?eph If. Meyer .'Uni John .1. M->, r -a,,,| ,??. - ,.. .w!','. Mr?\,,,?;,'^;ln', J'"'"""- The funeral notice win i?e announced laior. Mrs. Joanna Knightly. Mrs. Joanna Knightly died In he, home, I*B U'.-Mt Main street; vm.irday morning. I he funeral will take place |? Btaunton to-morrow morning at in o'clock. Funeral of Mr. Whitlock. The funeral of Mr. John T. Whit lock who died .Sunday afternoon, will tak?j Place from the Meiidc-Memorlal chur. h. in Manchester at 2:30 o'clock this after? noon. int. un.m win bo In Hollywood. Rev. Joseph L. Tucker. (8.lal to The Tlmes-Dlspntch.j STAUNTON, VA.. February 13.?Rev. Joseph i.. Tucker, n. D.? <?( Baton Rouge I.:t.. and rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, of tluit ?itv. i? dead. II?. wits ? brothor of Mrs. Henry i>wigh? peck, j( Staunton. H- \i-it.-.i ben Often and preached in Trinity Church. Mrs. Lucy Shanks. (.Special tu The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.) SALE?!, va.. February II?Mrs. Lucy -Shanks, after a short Illness, died this morning'of pneumonia, .sin- was Te yean old and Is survived b> her two daughters -Miss Ca'Sslo Shank'- and Mr-. .1. c. I:,r - of Tennessee, and her son, <;. T. Shank nf Newport News, John Brady. (Spei . ?I to Th- Time? -Dispatch.) SUFFOLK, VA. Kcl.iairv 11 ,?,,?,; Brady, for many year* leader of t1" ?' publican party In Oat? i county. N ?'.. died yestenlaj .,: his home In <;?.?.-%ii.. ? ??,-?"1 ?:: years. His whole estate Is l?f? to one grandchild, Miss un?an Covlngton <-<i Sunsbury, N. c Mrs. Caroline M. Roper. (Special to The Tlmen-DIspntch.) NORFOLK, VA., Ptsbruan U Air . old and leaves ii ,- husband, ??air so? W, I?., ?'. It . .1. s. and T, le Rop? r- and da ?ghtcr, Mrs, Alice Carrey i ! ? "',? henaiIh|e ?5 ,ph,,ode,t,hla' a'"1 Mrs. Mary Harvcll. (Special to Th,- Times-Dispafch.) PETERSBURG, \'.\.. February i.t.- \i, Mnry Harwell, wife of Mr. It. I'. |I.\|. veil, died yesterday at her home on lib. land Terrace. Mrs. Ilarv.-li was twenty one .'?.-ais old. and is survived by her hus? band, and a young child. John Huber. (Special to The Tine s-Hi-cal,?:, . WINCHESTER, va.. February 13. John Huber, a prominent fanner of Stephens city, this county. di<-<! last nignr at his horte, after a lingering Illness aged about sixty years. He leaves n rarn J. Haden Peters. (Special to Tue Tlnies-Dlspatcii.? ROANOKE, va.. February i:!.-A tel. gram ?vas received to-day by J. I). Pe ters. announcing the ?hath of his broiler J. Hoden Peters, lu Salt L-ako ?'itv, Utah I from appendicitis, lie was L'l years old land rereatly graduated at th.-' National Business CoUegc here, and ivenl to Salt ???Kce City tn accept a position In a hank. He was a son of P. .\i. peters, ChambllaA Jtu-K. Bedford county, an.i was w?.i known. C. D. Spiers. (Special to The Tlmes-DIsnatch.} .PETERSBURG, VA. February 13.--j.lr < liarles D. Spiers dl d last night at the les.irlcii-.v of lus mol her. after a brief Illness. I he young man was flic m?....... sop of the late it. H. Spier?, He is sur? vived by his mother, Beveral sisters, and a brother. George W. Bassett. (Special I o The Times-Dispatch.) WINCHESTER, VA., February i:;._ Goorge \V. Basselt, a leading rainier of that section, dl d yesterday froih u pro? tracted illness at uii udvanccd use. DEATHST K?SEV. -MARGARET ? 'KITTKNI iKM Inlitnt daughter of Robert C ami Nellie Johnston Kasoy, died .,1 3 o'clock Tues? day alien,o.?,, (he pin, instant, agi-?] !i mouths and ? days. Funonil ri-om residence, Mi U'cn Marshall street, THURSDAY, the l?th instant, at H A. M. KNIGHTLY.?Died, at 1103 West Man street, .Mrs. JOANNA KNIGHTLY In ?he seventy-third year of her age. Funeral will take place in Stiiunton; Va., THURSDAY MOHN] Xi ; al lo o'clock. MYERS.- Hied, at Ids residence, Eighth and Cary .streets, a? 6:30 yesterday af? ternoon, B?GELBURG MYERS, ' Funeral notice luler. TR?SER,?Died, ?it la-i- residence, in Chesterfield county, near Granite V i ut ii A. M., February 13, i?,h??," Mrs.' CATHERINE TR?SER, In the sixty second year of he'r age. She leaves husband and four sons and two daugh? ters to mourn their loss. Funeral THURSDAY MORNING at in o'clock froth Sl. Mary's Gorman < alholle church. Interiiu-nt In St. -Mary's Cemetery. HENRY.-JOSHU? HENRY died at his residence, 312 West Baker street, Tues? day at 12 o'clock, aged ninety-two. The deceased was- well known to the Ma? sonic fraternity, having served as cook at the old and new temple forty-live years. Funeral will he held at Ebenezer church THURSDAY at 3 o'clock. Nature requires Albumen and Phosphate of Potash FROM FOOD. contains these'"element's.