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Sale Column Timea Dispatch Want Ads, Advertise for help in Times-Dispatch Want Ads. THB TIMKB 1TOUNDETJ 18M. THB DISPATCH FOUNDED 1W>. WHOLE NUMBER 17,116. RICHMOND, 'VA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27. 1906. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1ITE BILL Tr WMfJEBTE Senator Till man Reports ImportantMeasureand Name His Day Later WILL NOT OBSTRUCT PASSAGEOFMEASURE This . Dcclaration By Senator Aldrich Gives* Risc to Belief That There Will Be a Filibuster?Stirring Sccncs in Senate Chamber. (Frorii Our Resrular CoiTrsp^ndentO WAHlll.VCTON. ?> '"? F-^fi'-'O' 'G~ Altnonkii <i" RaUerles were crowded to tte'li cap^ly tb-day to aee S-na.or Tili ?,?,, rtport the rtepliUrn-Tni-nnn rate bill to tlu- Serial* from thn Ot?rnmitte<j on Interstaia Commercc, thore was noth j,.<- sp?ctacul?r cohnectcd with his dls ,l,arBe of thi? ?l'.t-.:-.*nir- roall] sb-nln cant roattiw of tho day W connCCtion ?nlili ih? report of n.' comrnltlco v,-<h tho aiinoiinormont made by Senator Ald ri-li. the nrpublb.an l'?oi loader of th? Ki-nate, tlmt hl? jlrt Inslst on tho ,n.iBb and fullest aisettsslon of the mcaa tlie. and would seek to have lt nrnended tn fOVCral p.irtloiilnrp. Mr. Aldrich oo'upled -l*-Iu statomcnl with Ihe dr-.Inrntl-.il that thefo -would not bo ittpmpl made to otntrtwrt tha pos ''?' o f ti? bill -tl il l?. !:':i' ihere Would ""' , ,"' .,-??? \ce resorted /:,.:;.' & itopuwicana --- ,-v? .!,-? ii. r- : ?? ??*. <;???? ,on* m?J obsorved that when o s"tintor o. , i ,i.:,. ? i?..iv novwlio," f= iihout of n. leglelaUva ppa) nnj to resort to fUIbusterlng. be lUways make- .-. fbeoIBc dlsclslrner of any suc* Jntontlon. Bo that the deetaratlon of Mr. Aldrich who rapreaenU two hundred mii lir-i - of S' ?? ?' ' : '''?'' ""'?''><? louch of lt ln his own rl-cht, la taken to ?nean that he and tho"- v ? -* ' wl1" "?m wl" ,"-*> '' ',, ? ',,,.-,.' ? . ? ? pntllamenta ..f tho rute ....y.r. |t con .ih'/ulH. nnd ither. if p"? rlan bill,. t f..rin Will Be Changed. Thu, . . . ;?!? ,,f th- bill will be v..-y .,.-.-.i,i cbanjttd beforc the Bcn ' -" * ???* ' '-' "- '" d<itil?* ? ?r' ?' Pemocrnlli I, Bincjjn - - rous of ***?* the niajn foatnros 0.1 H?e PTWiepI WU '"?'' ?" A,r' tho .?tntuto book--. neSrly (rtfory one ret ir.en that tha btU, a? lt '?'???' from tl.e JTouse, was r.ol rterfeel, nortin more clear lv than Senator Tlllman, who has said as inucb on the Ooo! ?<' the Samste, lt la entiVely *"-t::-d that tho bill will he amended ' - S* 'n" Tliliiian, so as to provtde thai n railroad shall not bo in tereated In tho capaclty of ownor of nny '"-il or oll'lands. TIiIh l? tbe pet amondraont of the senator from South Carolina, uml n any aenators, n ma? jorlty. perliap'a. have Imlleated thnt they i\ill not oppo n chango ln tho bill. This, lt ? ; will b"?, ln effect, ihe rnost Iniportanl clauae of Ov entlra bill. nol neei th E I ? '' "?:'r'' princlple, of thr. h-'.i thal tha government shall liave the power to regul&to all rallway i luirj;.--.. Ccrtalnty, this feature of the biU will be of moro dlrect Impbrtance to the people of Virginia nnd "v\"e.?t Virginia than auy other. As Genernl Orogvenor. one of the Icoders of the Rrpublleans ln tho Flouse, luis declared tfiv sueh nn nmerultnent, lt is assurcd thnt ih<> House will readily, if nol unanlmoiialy, ylcld this polnt when tho bill flnnlly jto'-s to a c'oin mittr-i- of conference of the ??.'.?> hbuseis, Wishes of the President. Tho President does not want the bll amended by tiio Incorporatlon of the spe elfif prbv.Islon that th<> rnllroadg sbnl have the riKht to appcal ro the rourti for revlew of n rato flxcd by the Inter Ftnto Com'nierco Commisslon. lt is prac tirnlly certaln that the. Senate, at least will ndopt ;ui amendmont prpviding foi this rijslit of r-\-!ew; provlded. furlher that tlie new rate shall go Into effec' m onre, aiid iiol be chnngefl untll b< order by flie court or commisslon. Thli itriiis to be i-oiieedcd. Condltlona slmilar to thQSO whii.-li nnv prevall ln the Senate have posslbly neve: iTeforc existed. rerlainly not sinee tlu t-ecoiifi tenn of Mr. Gloveland. wln-u th< gtcat Spllt of 1S96 In the Dcnioeratii ranks waa foreshadowed by the nttltudi ef th" adrnlnlstratlon on the hill,'to >-e peal the puii-hasing elause ot the Shor tnsn aet. Looks Like Cleveland Fight. The differences wakh exlat to-day be twi-en thosa Republlcuni* rcpresentod b: S- uator Doljlvec and Soiintor plapp, o iiu- interstiite Commorce poniniitioe, wli stood out with the Domocrats for th report of tho Tilliiiitu-Il.-pbui-n 1)111, with out nmendment. supportinir the a'dminl.s tratlon, nnd are Htill. stauding with th Demourdtlc inlrioiity of tiio Senate i ?upport of the President, and those rc bresented by Senators Aldrich, Kennt T.odgc. Foraker and l-'lklns. who reall opposo all logialiition ou the subjcot ?i 1-aTlwny rates, the cilffeiencea of tho tw wlngs are not widor than those wfifc existed betwoon ihe nilnorlty of Demc erats whlch supported tho Cleveland a<! rrtinlstration in l.SDI nnd tho majorit whh-h opposed tho Whlte Houso pollc nt that time, Old veterans .among th gnllery spectators hnd to comniunt U day on the sconca presoii'tcd on tho tlou Of tlie .Senate iiiiinediately after Mr. Til man subtrilttod tho report nf the con mlttee, iiiul tho routlne* or tho Senat w*ns rcsunned. Thei-e were more Conforencos aml con fabuldtlotiB and cdnsulthiiohs in tlie sain longth (if tlme tlian had i-ver befor^ beoi wltiiessed ln tli?' Sehilto olpimbur, a? i-ordliiK to tho testiniony of' tho bldes Inhabitauts nf tlie pioss gitllory. Am when thu porsomiel of Ihese eonferenrc ls taken luto accounl therq unn bo r\i iloubi thut'they wero nlsloiia ln tlio prop sr senso?fov from lliem hlstory will re tult. , ' ' Scenes in Senate Chamber. .lusl. after Mr. Tillinan hjarto his I'O port and tho Vleo-Pivsldoni had rbdunic tho dvonry work of fiiQognl^Ing sentitbt; ,'for tllu InlrodiK-tlon of niliiienius bllls, th tiw*uLii?uuj 4<u laU^th raitc.) BITTER FEELING SHOWN AT VERY OPENING OF THE CORPORATION COMMISSION INQUIRY OPENING SESSION OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE WHICH IS INVESTIQATINQ LANIER AFFAIR. From left to rlQht. members of the comrnlttee are Senator J. Boyd Sears, Delegate* S. H. Wllaon, R. E. Byrd, Senator F. W. Slms and Delegate N. B. Early, Jr. Mr. John A. Upshur Is on the extreme left of the group In the foreground. . Othera are newepaper men. L 10 LEI HIS m v. \]fU ' ? ^'rnWtroiig Commtttoi to Further Passagc of Rccom nieivted Laws. TURN OVER ALL HIS PROXIES Knows That Committce Has Not fouchcd Upon Single Founda tion E'vil. (By Assoclated Press.> BOSTON. February 26.?-In a sertes of corhmunlcatlona Isaued to-nlght. Thomas W. Lawson, of thiH clty. who for several months hns been active ln securing prox les from pollcyhoidera ln leadln'g life Insurance companies. states that he is ready and wllling to do all ln his power to aid in tho pawage .>f the laws recom inended by the Armstrong Investlgating Mr. addre aiiotl >;o nll l.a Issued three Ictters, one to tlie Armstrong committce, t.. thl so-ealh'd eonimittee ot ...rf. to whom lie had tunied ovei Insurance proxlos that he hnd tlm; geeured, nnd r thlrd to the pollcy? hoidera themBelves. Mr. I.awsoti's staieineni rcgarding tht pioxles he hns dbtuinud. hius beun awulted with interest. ln view of Ihe facl tliat one ot tlio laws rccommendecl b> ihe Armstrong comrnlttee would invali date each and every ono of the proxies ni ready Becured. Lawson's Communication. ln o communication to tlie Armstrong cominlttee, Mr. Lawson says ln part: -On bebalf of scorea of thousands of pollcyhoidera of the New York aud Mutual l.lfe Insurance Companies, 1 would respectfully stibmit, at an ex iiensc of liundreds of thousands of dollars. I have collected sufficient pioxles from pollcyhoidera to givo me (up to tho present timc) eoutrol at tlio cdmlrig eiectlonB of both tlio New York and Mutual companies. 1 have turned tlioac over to a conventlon, i-oni poscd of governnis of States and eqiially repreaentatlvo publlc men. -My rcasoh for collectl'ng such pioxles. I had reasbnl to bclleve the pollcyhold (Contlnued on Second Fngo.) IITEIE5TJI lilNES Dr. Galeski and Others Concernec in Big Deal in British Columbia Gold Mines. v (Special to Tho Ttincs-Dlspatch.) N10W i'OBK, l-'cbriiai-y "U.--T.lie Gug genhvlmi mlhlng lntoreats are corralhu property m th" Carlboo niinlng distrlc of lirltish Columblo. They recently r"ir chased tho Carlboo Colsoliduled llydraulh for a nilllioii dollars. They havo Jtu iiiadc an ojtcr for u property, sold to b( tho largest drlf't. mlulng gold placcr h the worl.l, known as thp Great Carlboo nnd sltuatcii ou Llghtnlng Croek, ln tli< Cui'lb/oo itiitilng diHtrict. Rlclunpnd men aro largely Into'rested Ii tlie Llglitnini; CrccU tract, and Dr. S C.alcskl, Dr, .l-'orcr, Dr. Mlller and Knll road 'Treaauror Wll.son are e,xpe.ctcd\t< play ? proiiiliicnt part lu t'hc Gllgsenlielm Great Carlboo dcul. KILLS BROTHER 'i\-ii-Yc-ar-U.vi Janfes Tignor' is Fatally Shot By liis Brothcr Leslic. DIES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR Laid Cockcd Gtm on Tablc?The Load Enters Stdma'ch > of Littlc Fellow. James E. Tignor, the ten-year-old son of Mr. J. J. Tignor, ot Stltt Kloyd Ave nuc, was accldently shot and kllled a Httle after llve o'clock yesterday nfter r.oon, by his fourtcen-year-old brother, l.eslie. Tlie fatallty occurred in tlie dining ronm of Mr. Tignor" s residence, wherc tlie younger boy wns seatcd at tbe table reading. I.esllo was on tlio other sidc nf the tnble cljaning a :'2 calibre rille. Flnlshing hls work, the elder boy laid tho gun on the tabie, not knowing that the weapon was cocked. The Jar of lay Ing tbe rille on the table tlirew tlu hamrner down, nnd the load was dls charged, cntering and inllicting torrlbk wcunds In the stomach of the Httle fel? low, quletly reading on the other slde of the table. The death stricken boy fell back in th< Ir.rge Morrls chalr, in whlch he waf sittlng, and called in hls terriblo agonj for "Mama! MamalV Mrs. Tignor, ir her room upstairs, heard the sound Ol tiie shot and of tlie littlc fellow calllntj to her, and ruahed down to llnd lier sor already dying. Beyond Medical Aid. She lirted him from tho chalr am placod him on a couch in the room, am hnmediatcly sent for Dr. J. E. Mosely Jr. But the little- boy was already Ii the throes of death, and no possible uicdi cal aid could bring bnck the fiust ebbinn life. Mr. Tignor was lininediatoly tele phoiiod for, but his son was rapidly los ing consciousness nnd was not able .ti fecognl^e his father. He dled in Iltth Icsb than 1111 hour. The famlly. is prostrated with grie over tlie fatallty, aud the wholc neigh bnrhood felt for. the stricken paronts ii the sndden and terjhblc cndlng of thci boy's llfe. Tlie ftineral will tnke place at fou o'clock thls atternoon from tho l-esl donce, tlie servlce to be conducted b; Rev. IT. Pearco A'tkins, of tlio West Eni Christian Church. Inturment will Iv maile In Oakwood. EX-SENATOR GREEN'S TRIAL IN POSTOFFICE CASES (By Assoclated Press.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 2tl,?In tlie triti of George E. Green, former Stato Benato of New York. under indlctnients, churglni consplracy In connectlon with tho pur chase of tlme-reeording clocka for tb Postoffloo Bepartment under Robert .1 \Yynne. former (irst assistnut pastmaster genornl, was called to tlie slund to-dn; hv tho goveriunont. Mr. Wynno t'estille. thnt he had advised Heavers to plcin gtlllty. A vast amount of docuiiieiitar, I cvidencc was Intruduced by tho govern luent to-day, the ideiitltlcntion of whic lousumed tlie entlrc afternutin sossion. RACQUET CHAMPIONSMP WON BY PERCY HAUGHTOr (By Assoclated 1'ress.) .BuSTON, Feb. UC? ln u dnslting \if liill contesl, Percy X3. lliiughton. of th Boston Tonnifl und Hau.uuet Club, wo the national amatour raenuet, c-humplor shlp nt tbe Boston Alhlellc. . Asso'cla'tk) to-day, del'cntlng I'ayne W'hitncy, of Ih New York Tentils und Itiiciiuet Clul three gnmes tg .two. IEH 5EEITIM I MiTHEWSCftSE Auafosis Slum**, *Yfca.t IIc L-?ed .Mor-phinc aml Not Stychnine. TRIAL SET FOR WEDNESDAY A Hcavy Blow Struck at ilic Former Theory of tlie Prosecution. (Speclal to Tiie Tlmos-Uispatch.) GRKRXSBORO, N. C February 2o.~ The trlal of Or. J. B. Mathews for tho murder of his wlfe is s-.-t for Wedues-l.'y. The horrible death of this woman in tlie nlght o( "December fitst, last. nnd i the almost incredlble cbnduct of her husband ln ndmlnisterlhg what was sal.l to be stryehnine to her i-.i tlie rirosenco of thr'ce physlclans under tlie prctenso of "praying for her recovery, and her death soon after, tosether with the eom pletc physlcal and inental prostvation o' the nceused murderer ln jall ever slnce that tlme, is fresh in the puldic mlnl. Mathews was a vletltn of tho morphhlu habit. as was said to bo his wife. Iii: was "dope drunk" on tho morning when he . was found in his home pretending to be trylng to relleve lils wii'o in secrct from what he stated was an overdose of strychnlne ho auld she had taken the nlght Ix-fore. He was SUSpicionudj and the County Coroner. Dr. .T. I'. Turne'r, and. two other physlc ans were called I:*, under his protest. These physlclans tes? tlfied at the piiliniinnry hearing that (Contlnued on Twelfth Page.) c THE WEATHER FOrecast: Virginia?Sriow in north, raln ln south portion Tuesday; "Wedncsduy, fair: fresh to brisk north wlmls. North Carollna- Raln Tuesday; Wednes day, fair; colder: varlublo winds. becoin ing jiorthwest and brlsk to high. Conditions Vesterday. Hii hmond's weathor wns clear ant warm. Ratigo of tho thermometer: 0 A. M.I" fi P. .M.,-,: J2 At.52 9'P.t-M.-Ii 3 IV M..">7 12 mhlniRht.u (Avorage.5o 5-6.) lligliest teiiiperature ycslordny. 5i l.ow-est tomperature ytswirday.:>; Mean tomperuturo yestorday. .... i> Norrmil tomperaturo for February...... iii DepurUire from itornial teiiiperature..,. 1: Condition^ in Important Cities. (At S P. M., Kastorn Tlme.) Place. Tlier. lllgh..T. U'eiltlicr Asbovllle. X. ('.?1 Augustii . li Atlanta, Oa. d" Buffalo; X. Y.22 Chariotte .?? Chlcago, IH.30 fiucliiiinti. i). 32 Davenport . "<> Detroit, Mioll. -< .luplter, l*la. 0*t ICaiimus City. ?">'> .Norfolk, Vn. i"> Oklaboma City..'... -S PlttHburg, I'a.30 Uaieigh .;>l Huvaunah . .' Tampa, pia. tt*?i VlukHburg .? ? ,ll> Wiishlngtim .i'-s W'llmliigtou.-2 Miniature Almanac. . Fehruurv 27, IDOfi, Sun rlses. <i:tG llliill T1UK. Kiui MolH. ii:"" Moi-ninu'.1: Aloou scts.HJAS ICwuing. 7; nOOSEVELT AGAIN S A PEICErWR Entcryches Between -Viiihms -and < ipcraiors As Result of Letter. HOLD A NATIONAL MEETING President's Letter and thc An nounce.rrre'nt Made Publio Last Night. (By Assoclated Press.) NEW VO'RK'i I-Vhruar.v 26.?Prrsidcnt Hcoaevelt has lutcrvened again ns i\ peacemaker between the coal mtnbrs nnd operators, and as the r-.-.-5ult of a letter addressod by hlrn to John Mltehell, Fivsidcnt of the United Mlne Workors of Amerlca, a national conventlon of tiio United MJners will bc hold nt IndUiua polls March 15th to tiy t-> leacii an ngreement wlth tbe so't-coal operators in ihe hppa of avcit itiu the threatened strlke ot April 1st, ln thc bltuminous ficlds. The President's letter aud the an nouiiceincnt that the national convon tlon would be called wero made publlc to-nlght by Mr, Mltehell, after i Ibng uohfei-ence with Erancla 1.. Rohblhs, Fresident of the Plttsbucg Coal Com-. pany and chalrman of the bRumtnous operators ,wlio, came to New York ihis mornlng. Also present .at this confi runce were W. C. Perry, of the Soutlnvcstern Coal Association, and H. I<\ HubIi, ropro senting tlie soft coal Intereats'.allicd wlth the Gould railroitds. The Fresident's Letter. Tlie President's letter to Mr. Mltehell followa: ? . "White House, "Washlngton, Feb. 21, 1000. "Sir,-1 noto with very great coucerii the failure of your lato convontibn on the Jolnt interstate ngreement to come to a basls of Settlcmont ot tho bltuniinous mining scdle of wages. You, In this buslness, havo enjoyed.. a great Industrial pcace for many years, thanks to the joint trado ngree? ment tliat has reaulted iii llin uction of your aubuesslye conventions. "A strikc such ;is Is threatened on April lst i.s n nicmioo to tlio pcace nnd gonernl welfaro of tho country. I urge you to mnke a furlliei' effort to avotd such a calnmtty, ?'Vou and Mr. Robbins nro Jolnt cliiilrmen of tlie trn'cle ngieouiunt coiii initte'u of tlie National Olvlo Fedcra tlon, and It seoms to m>< that this Imposea additlonal duty upon you both und glves an additlonal rcasoti why each of you .should Jolu in maklng a further effort. "Very respoctfully, "THEODORE ItOOSEVKf.T." Date of Convention. Mr. Mltehell hus not annoiiucd' nny (letalla nf to-day's uonteronce, nor dll he say |U8t when tho call for tho con venllon which will flx Ihe place ot iheut In'g. will be sent. March Ii". he heliciei, bj tho eiirllest duto thc eonvontlon CUI1 bo simiiuonod, iitul bc belirves, lltat I:' there is lo be peuce, the Iwo weflks botwuon thc diile flxeil for the ini-;-:?-? assi-mtily and April 1, whon the prestini iigreeiiH-.it wlth tlie operators ."ip'ri s, ii aiu'Wont tlme to hilng nboiit tli ? <i. slr, | rc4llHs, .Mr. Mitcht'll would ii-.t indicncq what new proposilions will bo plac?? i hc-'oit the uiinirs, but slguU'lCUiIcO ls nttaihed to hls statonient that tb ? oporittn'ra ut to-day'8 ootifeivnce agreed that tlie con< ventioli u'otiht be. ciillc I. CoiicehsloriK niiiybe on both sides.-wlll lie oif-i-cd, ailc l'l-C-illll'llt ItllOhCVcll's illtCIVSlS ill tlu silualion will he held ns aildlllonal ri?u sou fur briugiuu about a new iigrceiheiil Striking Antagonism Displayed by A. S, Lanier and JohnA. Upshur in Yesterday's Sessions; Upshur Against Commission. CHIEF CLERK VERY SEVERE IN HIS ARRAIGNMENT OF ALL Says That Things Were Going to Rack and Ruin Under the Distribution of Work as Ordered by Commis? sion; Partlcularly Harsh on Judge Crump. The boginnlng of tho inquiry Into the Stato Corporatlon Commls* sion by n eomniittce of five menioers of tlie Legislaturc. for that la what the lnvestigation of tho "Lanier affair" means whon stripped of lechnicalities, in the -Corporatlon Court room on yesterday lirid tha attention of every serlous tbinking man witliin the confines of llie State-. The higli position antl aeknowledged integrily of the member3 of the State Corporation Coniniission, added to the intense interest that. w;ts nianifested by people In every walk of life. who thronged the court roont antl liBtened with rapt attention to the evitlence of the wltnesses. On tho rostruru, sittlng as a jury. were Chairman Byrd and Messrs. Samuel Uairston Wilson and Nathnniel Uacon Early, Jr., menibers of the House, and Senafors J. Boyd Sonrs and T. W. Sims, from the Senate. Al the liar snt Messrs. Ilill Cnrter and Eppa Hunton, two of tlie most (iistlngulshod lawyers of Virginia, cotmsel for Commissjoners Ben. T. Crunip and Henry C. Stunrt and ex-Commlssioner Hcnry Falrfax, while in the court-roorh wero seen men prominont ln politlcal llfe. UKGISLATORS IN AiTKXDAXCi:. Amongst the legislators, who followed tlie evidence carefully were Messrs A. B. Coleman. Edwin P. Cox. Roger T. Gregory, A. A. Campbell, William Shnntis, John Owens. D. II. Pitts, ChaiMes A. Johnston, A. R. Hobbs, D. \V. Sterreit, 0. H. Wnlker, Harry C. Glenn, Ordway Puller, R. Wulter Dtckinson, Thomas M. Dunn, John R. Rtvw, G. E. T. Law, D. B. Powers. Jr., B. T. Guiiier and Aubrey E. Strode. But. tliree witue'sscs have so far appearod upon tlie stand?Messrs. John A. Upshur, clerh of the romniission: Captain W. W. Barrow, a clef'k under hlm, nnd Major Sydnoy A. Lanier, who was discharged by the eommlssionors. Major Lanier had noi concludod his lestimony when the commlttee udjourned nt midnlght, nnd will roniinue when the lnvestigation Com mittee slts this afternoon at 3 o'ciock. Tin? lestimony of nll three wltnesses bristled with bitterncss, and was marked with tlie utmost. venoni. Afinin and ngaln Mr. Upshur attacked the members of the com? mission. charging them with being Inconipetent, and at the same timo pratslng his own acUvlty and sagucioitsness. RKPEATKIUiV ATTACKS JUDGE CKUMP. This allusion to Messrs. Pairfax and Suiart were niild in comparison to his attacks upon Judge Crump. In rendlng his cjiargcs against Lanier, Tyler and Xewby addvessed to ihe commisslon. Mr. Upshur emphasized ihe foliowlng paragraph: "llo (Lanier) feigned snrprlse at my refusal, nntl as nu lndl/cemehl h'ad tho audactty to icll me tltat Judge Ccprnp, the --hnirnian of this commission, hnd gono over ihe' matter wlTh"hirtr fu all' its details. aml not. oniy approved ot the sehenie, but would become financially.inl,preste* in it and lend it his support and glvo it. his assistance. You may iiiingine thnt I dld not believe this statement. for lt was too monstrous to glvo it. even a passing thought," nnd Chairman Byrd more than once causcd hiui to repeat tho stntement. Upon being questioned by Mr. Byrd, Mr. Upshur stated al the time he made (Jie charges against the clerlis of offlce who wero, he charged, in the employ of the Virginia Corporation Company, he did not know that Judge Crump, president of the coniniission, was interested in (ho company. Thif; statement was flally denind by Major Lanier. who stated Ihai Mr. Upshur hnd full knowledge of tlie nffalrs of the Virginia Corporation Company from Its ineeption, and was acquainted with tlie fact that. Judge Crump wns a stockholder. Captain Barrow also swore that he had told Mr. Upshur of Judge Crunip's connection with the affnirs of-the Virginia Corporatlon Company, but could not recollect the tlme when he so Informed Mr. Upshur. Major Lanier reached the sensational part of his testimony when he paueed dranintically. and said: "If this commlttee tliinks it will nnd graft of any kind in the affalrs of tlie State Corporation it will bo disappointed. The w'.iole story is one of wounded vanity on the one hand and moral cowardlce on the otlier. with me as tho scapegoat.'' Major Lanier charged that Mr. Upshur hnd pretended to bc his friend. and that. they were on terms of Intimacy untll he (Lanier) had been placed at. the, hend of tlie charter departmcnt of the commisslon, and that wounded vanity then eaused hlm (Upshur) to become his bitter euemy. , JUDGE CRUMI' IvNKW ALL. Major Lanier averred that Judge Crumi) was aware of his every act ln connection with the Virginia Corporation Qompany, antl that he ailvised with him almosi daily legarding tlie affairs of tho company. He swore thnt. the reason he did not int'orm Messrs. Pairfax nnd Stuart of llie operatlon of the Virginia Corporation Company was because Judge Crump ttold him not, io do so, and lhat. be did not tell Messrs. Pairfax nnd Stuart of Judgo Crump's connection with tho company, because he saw that Mr. Stuarl was outraged al his (Lanier's) connection with it, and that ho feli that Mr. Stuart. 'would be siill more incensed if he learned that Jii'dge Crump was a stockholder. Mnjor Lanier pald a hlgh tribute to Judge Crump. He said: "I am not. a friend of Judge Crump, for l feel that ho lias used me badly, but I want tn say, upon my honor, thnt I know lio was only aciuated hy llie higlies'i niotives in helping to form the Virginia Corporation (,'ompany, helleving he was serving the best. interests of (he State. 1 know him io be a'hlgh man and nbove ropronch." THE OUGHESS ftRRIVES, REnPl FOR WED01NG After Lunching With Emperor and Empress She Drives to Imperial Palace. (By Assoclated Press.l ) BERI.IN, February 2t'..?Bucehss Sophic ciiarlottc, of Qldonburg, nrrlvod in Ber lin wlth her father from Cldenburg to dny ln a drlzallng raln; After lunching wlth tho Eniperor and Kmpress, Prmee Ellel Friedrlch nnd other menibcrs of tlu- Imperial famtly nt tho sniall Bolleyue PaUicc, sho drova with her graiuluiother, Prlncess Prledrleh Kurl, of Pruasla, to thc Imperial Palaco, cheered along tho ruute by some liundrodK of thousands of people. At Ihc Hrnndbuiger gato. tho ducli ta shook hands wlth tlie ehict Iiurguiiiusti-r and tliuuked him for the address of wclooino which lic dellvcrcd. Tho proccssion was as brlllliuu aa coill't eaulpoges aud culrnssed and holmetcd gtiardsihen could muko lt. Tho Prlncess sut in a eonch phapod llk" tluu deplcted in the old-t'at)liloneil Cinderllla plctures, diawn by olghl lioisc. led by tiill giOQins, BettlChinontS of houaohuld. eavnlry pr. cedod and foilowcii tho imperial fanilly inid ttll the vislllitg memhers of tlio. Royal I'amllles. The pi-liicipiil pei-aonnget! nf tlie g(n'Ovni|ippt were assemblcd. at the I'ula.-e to iccclv.- tllCI I'nnccss. Tlie uinrrtiige cuntruiU was tlmre, tslgnwd, witli thc U3U.ll ceioiiiotiy. PSESSION GIVEN IN FULL DETAIL Mr. Upshur, Chief Clerk, Closely Questioned By Chairman Byrd and Others. gatioii liold under the resolutlon ?r Mr. Byrd and adopted by both houses, l,t reatls as follows: Resolved, by the House of Dele gates, the Senate concurrlng, That a comrnlttee of five memhers of ths Gcn ci ii Assembly bc appointed, three by the Spenker of the House of Dcleoates nnd two by the presldent of the Sen? ate. It shall be tbe duty^ of this com? rnlttee to Inqulre Into'tbe clrcum stances surroundlnn the dlsmiss.il of A. S. Lnnler, A. M. Tyler and J. W. i Newby from the servlce of tho State i Corporatlon Commlssion, and partlc iii.iriy whether these 01- any other per I son or persons connected wltii sald ! Corporatlon Commltlslon were guilty j of any malfeasance or nlisfensance ln J offlco. and If so, what acts or dolnos j of sald. oNiclals or such other pr.raon ? or persons conitltuted such mlsfeas I ance or- malfeasance... If the com I nilttee be of the oplnion that there | was any mlsfeasance or mAlfeaian<'.e I -in tbe conduct of any suth oNiclals, ' 'then the ?ald comrnlttee shall reeom mend to the Gencral Asssmbh/ ptoa*' '