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N'orvrll Atklnson, Irvlng K. ?""ampbell.
11 T Irvltie.'.Iosf'ph E. Wulnrd, Jnmes r.ewis Anderson. 8. r. Afaop, Jr., John A. r.niib ?*. M-nnlng, Jr.. John R. Kgglcs fotli I.'-v.ls <*. Wlllirnw. ]?:. 1*. Cox. Ord r.-nv Puller, ?"iinnliiKhnm VIn 11. Oonrge C. <;reRorv, Colonel MIbs Cary, llnnsdon Oiry, Benntor i*. T. I.nssltrr, Jnhn Plek? ;. II.' ' Irvlng Wclslt-or. .lolin I,. Grnves, joM.-ithiin llry.-n. XV. liryilon Ten'tttutt. All.'ii Talbott. John 11. Young, J. f*. Tay? lor, VV, "'. Ilontley, K. T. Crump. Henry . ylor, VV. CrurrtlJ Tucker, Jullen Oiinn. i R. Mlnor, Jr., Dr. John V. Davidson, v,' nr;iv WiHFon, r. II, Bosloy, C. C. ifcrro, Dr. it. f". Powoll. FULL PKOCEEDINGS OFNIGHT'S SESSION Mr. Stuart. Chief Witness, Tells Why lhc Lanicr Charges Were Not Made Public. i ,,.? cbirVmltteo met nt throo o'clock ln . ,,!t-i noi'ii. I"H nt ohce ndjourtted un-> ; olghl o'clOCk lnst nlght when the lon begnn wlth Commissloner Stuart - :? (hn stand .: . Dyrd (chalrman)-* Stuart, wll) you contlnue your in niy tostlri ??'?:.? yesterday, whon T ? :. 1 |i ?] Just reached tho polnt ?;? n*arfa*s nnd I RonsUlted Mr. i|- ? (on ? :i tho 17th dny of Mny, regard? lng the i itiest of Mr. Roynll, nflklTig ns irnlsh hlm n cbpy of tbe -vhnrf-es" ? ..:-? by Mr. DpsUUr agaltiat Major I.n Ir ii-inl :i hnd advlsed that tbo u .- v. ? r "i . li ii- Rcd," nnd that ; determlned lo rfijuest Nir. Upsliur ; - nllow ns to fiirnlsh th" olinrRos. We . rreed, Mr. Fnlrtax nnd 1. to **rt Mr. ;?-:? im arrree to .--iiov.- us to furnlsh -,! ? ? . harges" to .Mr. Royall. -.'-. Wns "Tndgc Crump proscht? "? . Xo he was out nf tho <ity. Mr. Roynll. on the 13th sont us another letter, Mr Falrfax then wns out of town, bnt . rrump who "jail returned, aml i .-let-ecd to go nbcad in tho inatter with ? - it Mr. Fairfax. as I knew how Mr !'.-i. rfax felt. Mr. Tpshv.r soetm-.l i think that tiie manner in which we i-.i.i iiskcd for Major Dnnier's reslpiiaiion. dld lilm (Upshur) nn Injustice. Major l.n :iier's counsel also ebjected to the ni;in ner In whlch his cllent hnd been dls mlsisi -!. Wouid Not Be Harsh. "We did not deslre to dc.-il harshly with ? Lnnlerj ror dld wo d-*siro to Injurc* Mr. Cpshur. \Vt called Mr. Cpshur into my nfricc. Ci imp belng wlth mo. on the afternoon of thi 19th, nml r-tated to him : '?;.- Ri; 1 hnd made '.he roquest t ? l copy of tho "charges?' be fur nisbod hlm, nnd also ftt'at eitl/i- Mr. Royall or MaJor Lanler had snld thnt a sult for llbel w.-is to brought ngainst hlm. Mr. Upshhr the;-. imld to me: "Mr. Stuart, do you know what I would have done l-.ad I been a member of this ccmmlssion and Mr. Royall had come here and asked for a copy of a prlvileged communlcatlon?" I paused, bu: sald nothlng Mr. Cpshur continued: "I would have shown hlm the door." I thr-n askrd Mr. Upshur if ho would l,o wllllng to mnko certain "olimlna tions" from hls charges, cutting out the - ? . latoi parts and lea\ Ing only tlie Mr. Cpshur replied: "I would do any? thlng in the world .'or you. but that 1 "Hc sceme<-t, however. to be wllllng to ? -a e wtshed. and - .1 mark out . that 1 thought What Was Marked Out. ? 1 flld -' ike out cerl ; irt*. Whnt 1 rest - ? ? - that tb.ere should be II Inl -r:=. eplthcts ' - ?? nd 1 xpresslohs of ' : stlikc Ollt theun. nnd Mr. Cpshur took nnd sald he would ronslder tho m.-.ttor nnd l^t mo hear from "When we dlscussed the matter 1 ,-18 I li ?-? out these septences, ns they .'.<--?<. n-i irely dcnunclatory cxprcsslons of E>:prc-s:-,ioi. of Opinion. ;aln i advlsi -i icaylns out thls cx te confldi nco thus rcposed in him - nml xo irtcrcd I,' referred ?1 Ihui hlu 'Berry's for Clothos." 1_*__VRCH -' '?'' ?'- ??-?-"^37 Tlio advance samples of lhe now Spring Hats are ready to? day?just tho experiinental shapes. ff you want to bo the first ?with ? new nead-plece, como right in. Dunlap?more popular (if possiblei than evor. Stctson?soft and stiff, if you wnnt them. Heath ? iho leadlng Engllsh hat. v " And nll the other bost makC3 from $1.80 up. \WMMt^mf]?i referonccs to Mr. I'pshur's oplnlon of whnt Messrs. XV. lt. Mercdllh, XX': H. Sfllida 01- II. W. Anderson wotild do if they v.-.re lnformed of tho exlstlng con? dition of affnlt's." "1 made these sujrgestlohs because l thought the original 'charges' wduld gol Mr. Upshur Into trouble. l wlll add that my relatlon wltb Mr, Upshur was not of such n. klnd thal 1 would have made hlm a confldant, if 1 hnd hnd nnythlng to conceol." Mr. Upshur'** Reply. We heard nothlng from our suggcstions Untll May 22d. I would like to say thnt these suggestion.** of mine were only sui gestlons, and mny not have been com? plete, nlthough i looked over the paper . nrefully. On Mny 2i'd I received thc followlng lotter: stat.. Corporation 'Commlsslon: Gcntlem-*n,?RefPrrlng lo my personal Intervltro on the aftemoon of Mny 19ih wlth Chalrman Crump nnd Commissioner Stuart: ln tliat Intervlew tliese gcntlcuien siig gestp.i to me that [ eliinltiate certain portions of my report of April 17th ond st.iici] tlint Major I.anlcr, by his counsel, Mr. \V. ls. Royall, mny Instltuto a sult foi ilaiiinges, based upon certain siate nients mado by me in my privlleged oom nuinicatlons. ns your clerk. to you, as crmmlssioner** of the Stntn Corporation Commlsslon, chnrging him with mal feasnnce in ofllce. I have considered the sltuatlon care? fully. I ilo not see how it is posslble, at this Iste date, nnd after action hus been taken tiy you ori my communlcatlons above referred to, resulting In your re qucsl for Major I.anier's resignation as first assistant clerk of this commlsslon, for me to make any change or modifica '? II hold the opinions as thcreln ox : - ed, find any modification of my -? 9 or remarks at thls titoe would destroy the integrity and change the iter of my roports whlch preceded n you subsemiently took. nnd whlch :'i*ti<.n I ha,ve already protested ngah st. If reports. modified as Mr. Stuart sug gested, were filed by Major I.anier's .? itinscl In liis declaratlon, I could not then swear that they were the reports I mnde io you. The reasons ntilmating me, and ns ex? pressed ln my reports to you remnln un? changed and ihe ellmlnatlon of the pnr il.iiis Indlcated would evldonce nn In dcclslon or doubt on my pnrt. whlch I do not feel. The reports, nnd comments regardlng the othc-rs named. I ennnot llnd any ex ciise for modlfylng, but, on tho contmry, my Indlgnatlon ngainst them, due to thelr ?(. ts suWequent to my reports, lias in t.nslfleO. If. therefore, you fer-i thnt you are caled upon to asslst Major I.anlcr In thls mntlf-r by furnishlng hlm copy nf my reports. I greatly prcfer that they he. glven tn full, ns orlglnally wrltten. I have duly considered lhe conse q'uences if publlclty is given tliis matter In the courts. tlie posslblllty of whlch yOU have silBgested. , I cannol feel. how-evcr, that my duty to tho State should cause me to bo guilty of an act whlch mlght !?? charactcrlzed ns cowardly, ahd ln *. coiirt of justice w...i|.| plne.. in" ln ri fnlse pouition. 'the copy uf my report ..f Aprl! iTHi, whlch I forwarded to Commissioner Stu? art on that date, and whlch hc volim larily handed to me on the IfMli Instant, I nfter roarklng the objectlonablo portlops, i I havo attached to a copy of thls lctt'-r, I whlch l enclose to Commissioner Stuart. | Wlth great regret that I cannot *r:=et i your vlews nnd net upon your sugges ?.;.:,. I gm, Vory respeet fully. JQHX A. Tl'SIII'li. i ,, .Clerk Stato Corporation Commlsslon. Asked Upshur to Correct It. ' iteadlng that letter, it occurred to mc . that it. was offenslve, We hud only sug ', gested, nnd had mnde no demand on I Mnjor I.anlcr, .-.-. I snld. I wns HOmc v.luit surprlsed nt ilie tone of the letter. j VV- (Judgo Crump nnd li sent for Mr. Upshur and remlndcd hlm that we had no dcslro t" help Major Lanler, nnd sald i io hlm that porhaps, uhlntentionally, his I letter v.iib offtnsivc an.l deslred hlm to I correct lt. Ho sald: "I wlll correct |t, as far na 1 rnn." on aonicthing lll.c that. I Questlon by Mr. Byrd-What ciinilr.a I tions dld ho object to? I ? ,\ns. lle. sald ho dld not deslre *..> mutl ! Into n report, whlch he f*il.i was cor? rect. The inutllnted re* or|, lie snld, would not bo n corre i report. .. Mr. Stuari then read n s<.id Icttcr j from Mr. Upshur, In whlch tho ehlcf clerk atiitetl hla roas'iiis hi full for not oeslilng to "ellminiite." This letter has alrea.ly been prlnted 111 'I I paH'lt; His Letter to Upshur. I Mr. Stuari, coritlnulng, sald: Afler *-e Tiiiiva-lilH. of Hops and Malt, cured by nine months' tlme. The rich. nutty flavor of the grain Is pecullarly noticeable and gives a most palatable and pleasant' flavcr to Not only an tnvigorant oi acknowledged value, but a.nourlshlng liquid food, good alike for the'sick or well. lt is a builder of braln, brawn and bono. Try lt today. .';;?,?; ^foh sale- by all druggists. FEHR'S MALT T0N1C DEPT., Louibvill,, Ky. relvlng lhat lottor of Mny 23d, Judge Cnimf) ntiil 7, foeling thnt tho inntter wns not exactly ns clnnr mb lt nilght. bo re gnrdlng tho suggostlons we hnd mndo to Mr, t'pshnr, senl him n lottor of tlie JBtll, I dlctnted thls lottor, nnd when Mr. TTpshur stntes thnl Mr. Fnlrfnx (old hlm thnt Jutlge t*rniii|i hnd wrltten the tor, willrh wns ns follows: _ nichmond, Mny it,, limr.. Mr. John A. Cpshur, ftlclimonil. Vn.: Denr Hlr. ?ltof-'trlng to your eonimuiil cntlnn of Mny l'IM. nnd to your Sllpplo iiiont.-iry cnmmunlcntlnu of Mny 23d, wn wlsh tn Hlntn tluil Ihere sooitis tu be a inlscoiireptloti nn your pnrt ln both uf Iheso loiuiiiiiiilcntUins nf tho cxnct friots nnd cltcuiiisln.iicoH referred to. Your flrst, cDiiimuiilcntlon wus evldently w'M.l--* tenvjinder iriliwippfehensloii thni we do siird ,vou lu tmike (<oiiie ehnnges or liloil Iflcatlons of yniir cliargos pgnlnst A. H. I.nnler. Such wns tuiL th- i-nse. nml v,o nole your Stalotncnl in your second com mtliilc'ntlon tlmt no stleli rbqtiest wns mndo hy us. Thnt our v|ew pf tho fncls nnd clrc'umstnnces may be thoroughly -.nulcrsiooii, vVe luiv-4J stated them. whlch nre ns follows: 4Jn the evenli'g of Mny 1I)th we Chllfid yoU Itito our ofTlco nml lnfnrmed you thnt Mr. Roynll, cbiltnlng ln represont A. S. I.niiler ns hls icoutisel, hnd srrvetl n. priper upon tho members of the crim ii.lf..?ioii. In whlch lu- ilemnntled, or rc (liicstoil. a copy of the elmrgos preforrod by yo.i ns clarlt ngainst A. S. I.anlcr, ns tlmt usslsiniit clerk; Wc stated to you that (rtnsittttcri ns n ronsldernble portlon of "your report ot Aprll 17th wns In tho nature nr dentin c-Intions nnd mere expresslons nf oplnlons, lhat lt might he well Uint only such pnrt o" thut report hn furnlshed to Mr. Tloynll na wnB In tho hature of speclflc charges; and stated further thnt Mr. Rny.-ilT hscl not called for n copy nf your repot-i, hut hnd called for cliargea con lolucd ihorein, and for thnt roasori thoro v.-r.s no prbprlety In furnlshlng hlm nny t!;ing olse. lt wns further stntod to you by ua that if you preferred that the cntlro roport. should bo dellvcred to Mr. Roynll thnt your wlsbes In thnt regnrd should he rc spectod, nml thnt our suggostlons were, to some extent, prompted by tho consid? eratlon thnt in liio event of lltigation between you and Mr. Lanior, It would bo much better for you to stnnrt on the charges preferred ngainst I.nnler, which charges, ll soomod to us, so far ns we hnve InVestlgntcd, you would bo able to su.'tnln. Wo further stntod thnt lt was nt lonst bad pollcy to dellver to Mr. Roynll .anythlng moro than he hud de ninnded. Tiy wny of lllustration of our meaniiig. ronmilsslonei- Stunrt markcd certala pas snsres comlng under tho hend of deriun eintlons nn?l expresslons of nplnipn to bo cut out, nnd markcd othor portiaeia Whlch, as we thought. unnoeessnrlly In? volved other employes of the offlce, who woro not on trlal In thls partlcular case, wlth tho suggestlon that they be so morti flod as to theso partles as not to brlng thom Into Mn.tor I.nnier's ense, lt belng understood, of course, thnt these charges were duly considered ntrninst tho partiea on thelr own account and wore to be dealt with accordlngly. In your roply of Mny 22d you have shown a manifest misnpprehenslon %,t the splrlt nnd purport of our ?suggostlons, which you hnve corrected to some extent in your communlcatlon of May "Sld. We wlsh (0 say as to our-Intervlew hold wlth ns on Mny 22tl at noon, which you refer to ln your communlcatlon of May 23d, thnt you nre lnborltiK under somo misap prehenslon also as to that conversatlon; You will. wo think, recall the fact tlmt we oxplained to you fully that In any communlcatlon thnt wp might make n r- sponse to Mr. Royall's demand for the charges. wc would state that a report hnd ?boon mnde by you. nnd that the charges wero n pnrt of tlmt roport. and lhat there could be no posslble objectton elthor frotn your standpolnt or from Major I.anior's. to tho course which we sug^estod. slnco lt would appear on .he face of our com? munlcatlon that the charges were a pnrt of a report. whlch report we though: best not to present In Its orlglnnl form for tho reasons above stntod. It la proper to state thnt both of the conversatlon nbovo referred to woro held at a time when wo were uncertaln as <o what part of your report should be fur? nlshed Mr. Royall, or. in facr. ns '.o whether any of It should be furnlshed hlm, nnd. before uikinR ..ny action In the matter, is seemed propor to us that your wlsbes should be ppnsulte'd, in deallng Wlth a pnpor from you as clerk to us us connnlssloners. The whole object of the two intervlews, as was stnted to you soveral tlmes, was that your report might bp reduced to spe clflc charges, no charges to bo omlttod. ln order thnt wp miglu doal with the cxact request mnde to us by Mr. Roynll. In view of all the facts nnd clrcum stances attend Ing our InTer.vIews nnd your communlcatlons rolatlve theretoi we fe--l lhat we should, as we now do, wlthdraw all suggostlons heretofore made In regard to thls matter. Yours truly. ? BEVERLY T. CRCM1', II. C. STUART. Mr. I'airfnx hnd rr-ttirnod when this letter wns wrltton. Tt was submitted to j hlm nnd be endbrBod upon it that he i conciirreil lu tho declslon of ihe coni -mlsslon. lb- then took t||f. letter nnd dc j livered it to Mr. L'psliur at hls ilosk. Referred to Attorney-General. I About this time lt occurred to ua thnt I we hnd nn uttorney-gencral, nnd that wo ought to refer thls question to him. A1 rbrdlngly wb submitted the wholo rnntter (o Attorney-General Anderson, who gavo as hls oplnion thnt ilu. eonimunlcatlon from Mr. I.'pshfir wns olearly n prlvlleged communlcatlon, end not a public record. Tho letter oc tho Corporatlon Commis? sion to Atlnii^y-Ce-.iM.il Anderson nnd his roply thereto have already bcen prlnted In Tho Thilep-plspatch. "When wp goi thK ojiinio.-i." continued Mr. Stuart, "wo r'elt ilial. it would bo absolutoly Improper to dellver tiio charged i'i Mr. Royall. On tie- <!::-,- we recelved I the oplnion of tho Altorncy-aeher.il wo : recelved anothor letter from Mr. CIpahur, -., rchash of ihe yarlou's qucstlona about I whlch v.e had bcen eprrojjpqndlng. (Thi letter waa not read;)' After wo rc'cciveil the Atlorney-'Ionorn!':; opjnlon nnd v.,\, lt, earcfuj -.?onsldi-ratl-m v.e determlnod to mnUe a r<p!y to Mr. RoyiiU'.i 1'iiquoat, Whlch was in tilC-80 -.voi-ii.'i: "'Under ;.li tlie clraumstancort of (hls j case, Mr. Lanior mosl rcHnectfiilly luslsta | lhat tln- commlgslbn jthdll elthor i-enill Its demahil for hls reaigiintl'oii ?r fiirnlsh j hlm wlth a eompletc copy of ihe cluil-gos j thal hnve been mnile liKUlnnl llllll, nnd ru-|. ti (]ay foi n formnl public licarlii*r upon them.' I Lcitcr lo Mr. Upshur. J "iiii lho J-.niiiO fln.v wo n,l,l\,::.i-il n c.iii - imnticotion lo Mr. Cp?hur. cncloilng hli'i't ? a iiipy of iho attbrney-geheral*B opinion, nnd ;i copy of our Iftttrr to .Mr. I'.oy.ill. "We also wrote hlm tlie followin? letter; Rlchmond, Mny, 8t>, 1903, Jchn^. I'pshiii, K?q.. Rlcbmoriil, Va.: Dear Blr,--You v/lll flnd epclOKOd liero wlth copy of n lutter uMr?M?na \,y ib ? ???iiiini istori to xv. i. Royall, i;>?i , ,<<??,,. i.i-y !oi A. li. I.nnlei, trutn Wlllflll you wlll uluwrvii il.m lho ? runinlKslop Ua* d'l lini ? ? i luiiiiiii him a uopy or n,. ... irl i.iiol- by yiei us - M.-r --..--1-.. cflill ll||, ? ii'ii.iiii Mi l.uiii-1, Jb,-m aa> ASureRema4yj Sprains ^l &Bniis6s PRICE 25*50<&00 commlsslon tlmi you nhall feel entirely nt llberty to furnish Mr. Lanler wlth n copy of thls report lt" you deslre to do so. Vourn very truly, (SIgned by nipmbers of 'Corporation Cbmmlrsloii.) Thls lotter was the only or.r- tvlthheltl froin tlm pj-pSs throUGh a Oeslr,- not to embarrnss Mr. Upshur hy l.-tting It be known thnt lie cbtild glve out' thc charges If he chot".*-. "We felt that. under lhe advice of the Attorney-Gencrnl thc commlsslon rhouhl benr t.iie rcsponsibllliy". and we have dr.no lt ever since." "Mr. Upshur waG thc only man In thrs State or any State who had the le-jal and moral right to mako tho cliar-jcs publlc, and HE DION'T DO IT.'' I don't recall anythlng else. I have stnted everything I can remember, but I wlll be glad lo answor any questions. Why Not Investigated. Ques. by Mr. Byrd: 1 see thnt Mr. Up? shur flle.i hls report contalnlng these charges on April 17th; thnt. siibseqiinnt to that tlme you called Mr. Lanler and olhers Into ynur room nnd dlscussed those mntters. Both Lanler and Tpshur deniandcd an investigation. Why dld you not go Into lt? An*.': For the reason thnt Major i-i nler wns the witness who convince.l us by hls own testtinony thnt he ought to go. and wo dld not thlnk nn investlga? tlon necessary. Ques.: Do you. not thlnk It would hnvo been fhlrer to Major Lanler to have con fronte.l him w.ih the witnesses? Ans.: If we had seen then what we see now. I thlnk we would have glven the charges to Malor Lanler. Ques.: When you callofl Major Lanler in, wns Judge Crump present? Ans.: Yes. he was. Ques. Dld Judge Crump tell you at that tlme that he was a stockholder In the Vlrglnla Corporation Company? Ans. He dld not. Qups. Dld Judge < *riimp coneur In the order, dlsmljulng Lanler? Ans. He wroie the order?Mr. Falrtax and I cor.currcd. Ques.Did Jiels-- Crump tell you thnt he held stock in the Virginia Corporatio j Companv? Ans. Hc dl.l not. We flrst le.-irne.l thnt Judgo Crump wns a stockholder when Mr. Royall told us. Nrj Cpnsternation. Ques. Dld rtbla commnntcatlon ot" Mr. Royall, wiil.-h U. has been sald, special cohstprnatioft on' the commlsslon, state that Judge Crump had glven nutborlty for lhe Vlrglnla Corporation Company. Ans. I won't admlt thnl there wns nny consterhation In the commission at any tlme. Ques. I am slmply recitlng what the witness snld -Had Major Lanler nny oitl clal connectlon wlth the. Virginia Cor? poration Company while he was em? ployed by thc commlsslon? Ans. I ilo not know. He hns stated what his connectlon wlth thnl Company were. Ques. Assumlng that the charges were Ihtemperate, wns there any reason why he should not have hnd tho charges read to him beforo he threatened sult? Ans. 1 think he dld have them read to hlm practically. Ques. Was this charge read to hlm (quollng fiom charge)? He Feigned Surprise. Ans.- I don't thlnk It ivns. I don't cdnslder that! a charge. lf it is. 1 have a very Incorrect Idea of what n chargo ls. Tho:e wns no concorled actlon ln tho commlsslon in going over the charges. We never read them together ,-.t nll, ;i:ul they were taken np in the manner I have Indlcatcd. * Ques, Do you not nbnslder ;: a e*,;irgc? Ans. It mny be ji ehnrge. but I <lo not so eonslder -i. l can point oul other Mr. Stnarl tlu-n read several charges from the original pap.-r. Ques. i". you eonslder theso charges (rond "i.rn.iit" pnrngfaph)? Ans. I eonslder it. a dcnunciaii.it!. Ques. /our cugaestions were, then. to protect Mr. Upshur? Ans. I have already stated so on or.th. Ques. Was I'p-diisr over Invited to weet you ::?. Mr. Ilur.ton's olllce. have beon. Mr. Stuurt then oxp!a!ncd cnr.-;. ln ^r. Iliniton's offlce. Chargc-3 Stated to Lanicr. Questlon by Senatoi' Scars VVhosi vou Bentlcmen had Major litnli ,? como into ?our offl.e, yq'u Vren.t ovei" i.-llOllgli ul' tho chargcH with hiin to ncqualnt, him with what. tlie chrirgda wor< V Ana. \\ ?? dld, and ho admltted all tljcl he llii'i ? ii.iliteil I..-I-'-. Qt! ? "' you had nol boen satisnefl yui r.-uuM have called vvUncmen, woalfl ji? i-rti iii!.v. i,*c would. Wc feh, thal tlu. plop< r jiidges as lo whelhe-.. Injor Lanler should he rniinvpil.' I"! lo ilili.l: he hti'd iho r',-..,;n !., a publlo li'Ial. xv-? iijij not ihlult Queallnii by Mr, Huntoii Aflef your '*..,..? .I)..!,.,a wlth Slhjor l.nnlor, dld hn admlt thnl hc i.ii.i'i.i.ei. wrong V Am ll? nover fidmltl.nl lie luui don. ivrmuf, hui ho dld admlt thnl lio n ?!? ? too i thn| h" bn.l ?mi.iii raissed thu ??? ' i . .-ii'l i.ul'1 lhal II hn I-.-iii'iIikM *Vllh li, . .iiriliilhrloii le: v.'.ul." not aij.'llll net ~i.: ln hnd done. DtBmisBcd Because of Conduct. Quemion hy Judgo Hlmn-Wna It Major Lnnler'-i conduct or connoetion wllh tlio Vlrclnlfi ('..rpor.-illon Company lhal lod to hltt rtUmlHUftlV An* nin ennduct. I' ?,!?.. i.ti.l.i linln.". . i iliinji n would bo IritnlorahJo for il of n.e Corponiil.'oiiiiiihiiioii io wo - . i ? inii from i ii'.i.i appenriui . ...I., ?? .iu/..,,.,. Mi i. ? j..i-" l,iuil?.r .liiiii|..-.| lo hln reet ..-I i| ... i.e I'.i.i.i i'Ii ilrman I'.ynt iH . ?vin li.i.r you l itur.'~ ' ii ilh ??,.,; Mr. IU nt 11 Hittldj " Wn ' . ? . lhal II WUH tvroiig i..r hlm lo ' '?'"" ' '" "?'?Miimlc?, oir..|.|i,.; (** llM*!r UiXt'M, V,' r.-i I 11 ,, t tlu*. .I..). ilir. ly l.iiloi Hllii.'i How .!?. vnII ni< > l?? ? 11 (it JU'li;.: t.'nillU' wltli the Vlrgliiln Cnrpoi-ntltin C'.mpnny7 "An n most unfortunate Indlacretlon, and one Into whlch a mnn of n differ? cnt telnporamont woiirct not hnvo been onsnared?i should have snld, drnwn." Unfortunato Itidtscreilon. My Alr. 8im?i Qtics, W'n? II thought by Ih" conunis filon thnI Judge Crump niqirnvetl of thls conduct or M.i.lor I.i-.iib r or lliat lt. wns known to hlm? Ana, Well. i \vhjii lo m ..!.-- thja stnto nii nt: The ??bm'tm'iislon liml RlVbi'l n. grent deal or very seiiioiK thmlg.it nion.; thnt llno, nml I Mippoi-e il ls hellcr fnt" IHO io mako M very full and nbsoltKoly frank siiiti'inent nt thls polnt, And I wnnt to rn-i.. ii by anyltig Ihni lt i- ilia con* cltialoii tottchod by mi-Bflf tind my ?'"| MftgW, .Mr. ??'nli-fa-,. i-i-m-iied ut th- 11.111 i wli-n li v..is inoiil uinl-1 ci liltld rnlloiii VVe fi ii (hnt (he coriuiici ns clmrgeil by Mr. L'liahur. ??niii to somo i xieitt', iidmltteil bi Miijur t.nnl-r. eOlinl ;? iile,l nn offciise, ff otfonso ngullint lhc (.-uni'mlsalbu, nn ori'OtlSe ciillllilllt-il b.v Ita or.-ici is ln I'u- n K-resi of tlll:. Vlr?-i*.v 4 lorpoi'ai inti COIIl* phriy, aml Hvii waa aiicli uli oltohso us ilmt wu ilcciiioil ii propbt- Ihttl v.e nhould usic tho rcslgiihtfon o:' iliese gentlemen; I hr.vc not pmo inio partlefi'lats na to tlie inngnltudc of thnt nfi'i-n.--. i think tbu pliblic iilliul ls i.om-whnt iHtfyitiUHl CVCH eu th.ii. nm i yiy it v.-.is not proper, uml It wns wrong, nnd whother th'- cmo luthehts wero largo or not dld noi offect (He prlnclplcr-measurci lu dollars und I'l'iit-i, ll would hnvo alwnys been a smull nff.ilr. Hut ostde from Ihnt, Judgo Crmnp owned n .--Imrii of stock In thls comparty, Tln.- question la, what amount of bonsurc should im vlslted upon a mnn for the ownorslilp of u share b'f stbpk in thls r-ompany. As I unuerata'iui'lt', Judfee Criirrtp's offonse, jf nny, ibegins nnd -mls with th- owiiorsblp of lhat share of nV ck, So far aa we know nnd belleve, he waa a Blloni stockholdor ln that compnny! oy sllcht, i mean thal ho wr.a noi nn .-. live. Now, .! want lo express niy oplnion, tlie opinl ci Hiut I havo expressed, lo Jjirt&c Crump and hnve expreused to i'ud'go Crump's frlends, nnd have navor con i-enl-il from ahyl-ody wlth whoni i dlacusaed t ehsubject, lhat lt wns an itnfoi-tiinnie Indlacretlon of Jiidge Criimp even I.. be n stockholder In thls com pony?a most nnfortunate Imllscretlon, and on- that n man of a dlfforent tem p-riitni'r.t froin judge Crunip would have novor bOCll caught lu. I hnve tis-i. the wrong word lliero-wopld nevoi hnve al? lowed hluisclf to ilrift Into. Why Crump Took Stock. "I thlnk, from my atuily oi' Judge Crump. thnt ho Is not n mnn thnt loofcfj very closely nt the flnnncim sldo of any? thlng from a practlcal standpolnt. I thlnk he wns cotnpletely obsorbed wlth the Idea that somo company ought to be orguntzod tn do tliis charter work .ind take the burden ufr of him; he ha'd been harplng on tlmt ahd talklng nbout il for w<--ks nml mohths; that so inu-h work came to the commission whlch the commission had to perfbrm that ought to be pecformed by someb-Ddy else; i;nd 1 thlnk thnt ho wns so tnkon up wlth that sldo of the question thnt lt nh'-r. lutely obscured nny other question In .??Ivod, ev-n tli- consideratlon of the proprtety of hls ownlng a share of that sto-k. Now. as we consider lt and '?'? II) (bat was lho beginulng und end of Judge Crump's offonse. lf nny. I don't '..!.???.-. wlmt word 'o use. 1 do not lntend to in-.- it ln any unklnd wny. I though! over lt; my frl-mi. Mr. K.iirfax. thought over It. We weifo dh tressed, of cbura'e; put hlmself tn a posltlon to be crltlclaed, nml. in somo degrce. crltlclaed v.ith son ? Justico !:i the uiitier of :IU Indlscretlort. I thought, though, ln the llrst plac? of tbe flfty yenrs lhat Judge Crump had spent ln this clty, where he ls best kiiowi: of the fact that bo wns called t-. one of the principal ludgeshlps of thls city by n practically unanlmous vote of hls fellow-lawyors; of a long -.-iri-i"', nbso lutely without blerolsh or spot. for If. there was ovor n purr-inlndoil man In thls State. according t-> th? representatlon 1 havo alwnys hud of Judgo Crump, he Is thnt man. I thought of the two yenrs of closc tis sociatlon I have had with hlm: of tbe deallngs we huvc hnd wlth the great public service corporatlons, tho eorpbra Uons* whlch th- law ivts nuthorized nnd dlrected thls commission to regulate aml cbnt'rbl: of those grrnt instltutlons tind th- great power that they hnvo nml tho great Influence thnt (hcy hnve. and of tho deallngB whlch Ju.lge Crump hnd had Wlth them. along Wltli ills COllcagUCS. I had aeen hlm slt nn qiics.tlons Involvlng very largo nrhounts. 1 bad seen hlm pass on liellcnto queatlons, as between tbe State aml th-so grout corpornt Inns. I hnd known iii.it he was niled wlth tho love of hls State. nml lhat hls highest iimhltion was lo do same hbnbrnblc s-i vi? for l,ls Ktate. aml in even- way I hnd triotl lilm djirlng those two yeura hc biui itev-- fulli'd lo rblg liuo. No Improper Influence. Aml thin 1 thought nf thls llttle one liufidred dollar atook RUbscrlpllon, In? volvlng relatlons perluips wlth theso In (htslrlal corpprations where tiio commis? sion has no authority. Th- rnlallons lictwecn Hie C*orpoi-<jtlon Coniiiiisslon nml those Industrlal compnnya is absoiat-:-. I'lx-d by law. 'ihe clmrters whlch wero io i>- granted by thls ao-called charter buri-au are free; thore I- no iliscretlon in the comiiilsston; thi. ; -u-:s coino from tho general law aml nyt from the <-o:n mlsBlori; tho coinmissloii deals with thom mlhksterinlly. Su thnt lhc rolatloii bo Chnr.cc for Profit Offered Tha Tlmes* Dlspntch Rendei-J. Let No One Fall to Denefit. rmpi'il'ei-t ctiuklng and hurrled -entlng rcsnli. ln imllK-siion. At flrst Du BtotiiMcli uml VllgCHtlve organs nre strong CllOlfgll lo ut-eulillllinh'.te Ihemsehes lo nll niniUH-r of ill ii'i-atiiii'iit, bui the lltue irouii coihep, whi u th- ivullu of tlni Rt'cimnch urci tnflaiuoil, and thu, gaiatrlu Jutccn nre noL KO^-rctt-d la silfflolont. uunn'tlty tu digest, the food. so thnt- li'la |i;is-.*-d thiiiiigh tlie systom niiperfri*lly digosti i. iiivlug bui llttlo nuti'ltlon aml strength, lf mi" -nn only recognlsb llio tymp tomti of IndlgQBtton in iho omly siagos, be is iheu ln posltlon to protedt hlm? self by propci' attentlon. "llo is' twjeo ai-meil wbo ;.. i'or,; wnnieil." Nnw In the tlme to bo beiieflttca, Just aa ifoon an you I'lnil thnt your food can b- tnst-il uftor eatlng, when Uhe' tibdo ? |i li MU-el]-: or hloiitb, when the (otlgUO Im i'iii'iiii. ihe, bro'alh b-'iivy, th- rtppetlte pour, lb- liia.l 'lnll nml 'a'chlliH bcott : lo'inlly, ih-u ls the. tlme fur iruuLment wi'h SlI-O-llH. I' -ns'.a but 00c ti liox, Thla ii-liiibb' leiuudy lu u perfect ro Mion r ini'l -li i ? 11: -,. 111 ? 11?-1- of the. wholo dl;;o:.llvo syi'l-ln. II rcStoroB lost func Uuii-. to lb- iloitiai.li. BtrOiigthopa tho im-i'Vnii-.i ly.'lilu, aml eliablcn oue to eat what l-i I'l-oi wliiiuui I'l-ar or iii--trc!is or llotlhle. ll' you ?Miiiinl uhl.ilii .',11-o-iia ol' j'oiil' ill'iirfgl-it; TTwlll i- Kont.'by mall. pu?,t | pald, o'(l M- -l|il of in-ico, !'atii;.U ,-.ii!' I ili'b iii lu alimv nr. nilm: wlll be for wiinl-jl un nqui'st. Tbo U. T- iluOtlt i.'o., Ilhiu.'a, Ni V. ';' .. OOO.Oflo cnpitnl guriranices tha Liim of I'iniiofl. The Highest Pinnacle of Musical Excellence Has Been Att&ined by the Manufacturers of the Mason & Hdjnl ... Pianos... Tlio cnml'incrl aUHl ahd iexporibnc<* of ovor lialf 01*11 l;iry of lnninifncturor, by men and aons of men who havo spont thelr IIVCB oullding piniios. Tho Holoctlon rcgardless of prlce of tlin ttlost perfect lndtei'lnl to he obtdlnod for lilano manufncttire, tlm ox cluslvp patont-* of tho Mason <t Hamlin action nnd vari? ous cnmponenl prtrlH, hns dcvolopcd lhe Mhson <V- rlntiilln I'latio Into llitt stnndnrd I11M ruiiieiit vdi.li scta llu* incas tirc of oxccllciicc toi ull otlicr plan09. The* .Mason & Hamlin tone ls innfchlc.**.**, The Mnson ii llamlln case deslgn i* thc ricine of rlcluies** nnd dlKtiity. The Mnsou & Hamlin diu-nhilily will stanil nhy ivcnr and tenr. Tiie Mnson AL* Ilainlin Pinno, slde liy plde compinrlson, I.s Miporior t<i nny plnno uinillifdcturcd in t\n> tvotld. The Cable Company, J. G. CORLEY, Manager. Richmond, Va. r<$k& twec-n the commlsslon and the ItiduMrinl corporations, 6r the ordlnary corpdra tlnns were of siich a chiiruetcr :is lo fort.ld the idea that nny Jmpropcr ln flueiK-e cotild urlse from the merc ovvn.r ship of a share of stock in thls corpo? ration company. Now If. '11111111 cmfwypenifwypywp N..W I felt tllHt Sllcil a llfe, lllld BllCil ? oharocter, an.l such -forvlco to his State as 1 nnd my colleague could freely at; tc-at to. it wuh viiln for any mnn t.. at tempt to build a .-harneter it one Indls cretlon ihould welgh agalnst lt and dc I ay wlthout hesliatinn tha* I con' sldcr Judgo Crump as high a man .ii..! ..?? !..-.. ??- able a man ..- i Imvo ever l.i. u in cdntact wllh. I feel lt I my duty to ;- ly lt, because 1 bellevo | lt. I belleve lt ln my heart nnd soul. If l had belleved tliat he had stib i scrlbed !?> tl'.at utoel* wlth any Im ipi per purpose, I would not. for one momenl liavc been willing to **ervo i in the i oniihlMlon wlth hlm, nor would I Mr. I'.iirfax. Only An Indiscretion. ?.;?,. i.ii.l admlt re--r.lf.illy, tliat ! waa ;-". Indiscretion, hut one along a ih '?whlch mlght have escaped the bbserya; ! ! tlon of other people. as well iis Judge Crump. I thlnk If lie had taken tlme i to think ahOUt I'; lf he could have looked Into tho future If he could have liad demonatrated hefore him the posslbllltles whlch mlght follow from un Intimale con ncctlon of that company with. tlie affairs of th<- Corporation Commlsslon, that he would never hnvc boeri thc owner of even one shnro of it.-; g-tock'. lt may he. gentlemen, tha: I have puJ -oi ?? thing lu thc nature of a plea iu thls evldi nce. It ls imt ap InttHided, lt Ih Intendrd, gentlemen, us evldenco, and I 1 !,,,-,.? ?.-,,?! wiii ho eonslder lt. i Questlon hv Mr. Byrd?lt would *wm thftt you do not belleve the testimony of Major Lanler nnd Mr. Campbell that Judge Crump was ke'pt odvlse'd of tlie affairs ..f ihe Vlrglnla Corporation Com? pany. Ans. I dld not hear Ihe testimony Ihat I way. i Mr. Slliart then stood aside. Statement By Mr. Lanier. Major Lanler made a statement. He snld that Judge Crump had told hlm that he n-iist not hold ofllce |n thc Virginia Onrporatlon Company, and thnt lie there-, ! lor. dld not hold offlce in that company. I Hc sald he i ;iil never sollcitcd busliuofts I h-. the ofllce of th" state Corporation 'Commlsslon except once und ou that oc casion aftei' ho had given the vlsltor ad vlep, ho sttffgested that iho vlsltor, who owned n nowspaper, call on Mr. Campbell und fseetit'e a charter ahd give udvor.tfse, :-,-.? nr for tho foe.'.' Major i.anicr then began an argument. Mr. Byrd satd: ?'Major Lanier, I hnvo already e.ill.-.l your attention to the r;,,-t thut you must not nrguc the case. 'lf yotl havq facts to state, state thom, hut . 11 ItllOU pl.'fa.-..." Major Lanler said: "l hlnlc It in only falr td say that 1 do not know If Judge Crump knew of nll my acts regardlng tho Virginia Corporation Company. Iln may i not havo known them, but I never did anythlng to conceal my acts. It is my heiief that I told Judge Crump ot our actlon in secklng to reduco tho taxation of Industiial corporations." Crump Did Not Know. Mr. Campbtil thon went upon thc stand and stated that Judge. Crump wns not awnio ol' thc fact thut letters were copied in tho ofllce of tlie cotmnisslon an far as hc knov,*, nor tliat hc (Campbell) had I worked at night ut tlie offlce of thc com ! nilsslon. I Mr. Upshur: May t ask a questlon! I Thc Chalrmah: Vcs, slr. ! Mr. Upshur: "What Mr. CnniPbeU has j slated Is dlrectly? Tho Chairninii (.Ihtorrtiimrig): Vou cau ask a (iticstion, Imt .vou imist not argue. Mr. Upshur: "I wnnt to- nsk thl** oues tlon: lt' the chruig.- ln Mr. Campbell U> Ulght from wiiat hc said and what i Is ? i.rinle.l lu lhe p-ipcr to-day Is due in thu; Inici'vl*-w iic had with tlio eonim|sslonera to-day? Mr. i.itnkr to Mr. Campbell: Answer i Mr Campbell:. I wlll say tljat I lia'v.e sootrno ono of the (ommisskmers to-day evcepl as I have seen tii-in i-Jitlng licrc. . Mr. Upshur: i hnvo ndvleea? i Tho Chnlrman (Intci-rupiliigi: "\\o duu t iwnnt your iidvlccs, Wq iviinl facts," 1 Mr. Upshuri l Wln pioducQ a wkne*** lo-mon-ow who snw Mr. Campbull und ! Mr. Lunier go to tho offico of 7.-? : The Chalrman (Intemiptltig): * Don t | glvo 1110 what ho told you, brlng your wlt nMr.hCnmpboU: I wlu ndmlt that I went 10 tho olllce, but l snw none of the; cora m^'ii.iu excopt ihat 1 cauglit a gllmpso of 'Mr. Stuart through the door when it wa.S d-ienod '-his far (Indic.uing a fow " '? Campbell At the Office, Malor i.anicr again went ...1 lhe stand and silld "Judge Crump "old me tliat '.iiece'wis 110 Improprlbty In .\ir, ( iitup hoii comliiB 10 iho offloo of tho commw doii -it nli'li' wlth me, but that he thought he should' not eoniu'cxeept when uniiil'l cli.il ?'|,.h .|!u'\v|ll.son then tcslliled us to* hl's l'c.hitloun wlth Mr. Upshur, which had lu'i'i.ir.'iiily heen very cool, The eoiiiiiilltcc then. rosii untll to-day ,*it: " d'oloul*, when Judge.- Criilup wlll calcu ;?.,. y.t.uul. _ _ _ . ? ]'t,'v. |>r. I'. S. tianson says thc cmui iry Ih going lusauo becauso it refttsca. to tuKcMuihi-'lcnl rost. ? ? ' ' , QUSCK LOANS without I If yt .r lel ir confldentlal I RICHMOND LOAN CO. i 103 NORT1 i Scconi 103 NORTH NINTH ST3SET. id Floor Fror.t. CanOancer i&Oursd? Roses, / Cut Flowers and Desig'ns. Largest Stock. Florist, 109 E. Broad St. 12 NStVEHXH :ST;BICHMpMD^A: TROOPS UF STATE TIE CITY (Co'ntli'iued From Flrst I'uge.) | wlll hc ln coniuiiiiiil of iho troopa at Sprihgocld. 1 shooting ha.*. bcen a. foiiture lo-nlght, nnd ! hns iitlclod to tho genernl terror. Two no I gro women, who mmped frbra thu acebnd .uory of thelr hoi'nea whciy assutlcd by j the lijuha, were scriously hutt aml wero ! tul.-n to the hospital. MINORITY LOSES. , Report Voted Down By Com? mittee. ; At a meotlng of tho House Committeo on Chesapcako Bay and Its Tributariea yesterduy afternoon, tho mlnorlty roport of the Vlrginla delegatlon In the recent oyster conference wlth represontatiyes of tho Maryland fceglslti-tura wus voted down : by uu ovorwhelmlna mujoMty, Tho dolo ' giition ivus dlvlded on thu question ot closing tho Potomac River for two yoars. The mlnorlty report favorod closing. The action uf the committee pructiciilly makea lt curtain that thero wlll bo no such law on.ictod tn tho present Virginia Logislu turo. _-?. *> j A business ln .'.ustralia i.s that of lond Ing engngoilicttt rlngs aiul. wedding trous TO CURE A COLD-'IN ONE DAY. Taini i.AX.vnvK hi-u.mu (ji-q.vi.vi.; Tablotn iclats rofuiul money lf' U CtilL. h bus, iio. rjI'llRsis-S roflliul n-.-a-V lf lt fulls ?. w. iiltoVU'-l alsiiuiuru la