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1EMBERS OF J01NT COMMITTEE ON CONFIRMATION WHO WILL INVFSTIGATE CHARGES AGAINST JUDGE RHEA
av. n.-ytASSf ot N" (iiirnj*. \H1TE HAS TILT WITH MONTAGUE (Contlnued from Flrst rngc.) und ?hni . followod '.ln; ..latome-nt*. of ? proxIcM. whlle- that ,it the coii ?1 of ex-CJovernor .Miintagti"'-- ad ? ameiuntfid J tn a el'-mon-Hnilicn. ? COUl.ulL _?:(:' ?,.!;.. ??? i.. .1 ut 11:30 1'. ?meet at 8 o'clock to-nl|*ht. ? eentre of Intarust to-day wlll :,, hearin's of the chargea nKalm-t to r.ii-a bofores the Jolnt cotrin.lt on ExecUtlvd Appolntmonts at 1 "??!: thls afterrioori, 18 known tliat tiie chnrffOH wlll "oo il, nmi It lu expected t'noy Wlll >)<? lie:iird ln opon ses I Session of Two Houses iker Byrd preslded in thc Houso, Rev. Ur. Jcre Withorspoon of prayer. i.rge number of bills were re from varlous committees, and boarlng on nurnoroua subjecta offered and roferrod. .sponse lo a resolutlon prcaente.l Brewer several days ugo, the Biibmltu-d nn itf-mlzeel account fuel. liglit. etc uued at th<i bulldlngs nt the Beiu of gov _.U durlng the-past flscal year. Johnston. of Slontgome-ry, offered utlon wh'ch wns adoptCel, calllng hc- CotnmlttRO for Courts of Jiifi Toport us to whether the prcs v-enue lawa wlll be offecth'e as islons after Fe-bruary 1. 1908; i?as a large attendanco of nif-m nd tho gallerlcs wem crowrted Msltora. J. N. Stubbs, tho member from sier. ivn* in hla "-e.it. havlng ly recovered from a sovere at >f grip. Iliintliir AA'ork. work of the ?er?lon was for thn _rt roullnc- ln its natore, it hav ?iulr.-d conslderablc time to ad thc mans of bills. on the calen thelr second and third readlrge several meaaures were passeel ley dld not provoko any great Of dlBCUKflOII. j blll _Vo. 13. prerented by Cooke and Old. of Norfolk city. thorlzo the apportlonmevnt of city .Ksessed upon real estate and tlii* illon of any part of such real from the. Hen ot sucn taxes.** le subjf-ct of some debate. Tho advocated by Its patrons. and .rrett d-.-sIred to hnve it recom for the- purpose of havlng lt _d, and lt llnally took thla re thls. liowover. Mr.-Msirkliain. timoutb. made _ fi.-ry <-peech In he declared that the Hoflso was g too much tlme In dlscusslng ind expressed tbe opinlon that neasures need?-d amendment they be sent to tho committees aml ed there. Tlic (.'nivrllten J.tnr. _. H. Love, of Lunenbur" of wo bills of a loral r.ature. Ono nrovlde for working tlio public of bls county. anel the otlier to ? for n vote upon the questlon ioving tlio courthouue from Hk sile to some polnt on the Tlele Uallwav. Bell. of Cuipener, secured from mm'tteo for Courts of Ju?tlce ;i iile report upon the followin," ivlpg an Imnortant bearlng on known ->s tbe "unttrltten lnw": I rn,"*t--il hy the Gi-tirr.il An i.f Vlrsclnla'. Tliil ivl-et-e-ver. ln renllein f?r f..|oiiloiii? h'oiiili-Iile r.i -nll nllli ft-liml'MiK liil<-nt. lln _ Ims lit-en ? ?icriiilMrel to lulro I'ldence tenilliiK to nhinv tbp'f ln il n wrong (o lin'vc luvn cnin npon some nu-mber of IiIn fiim one ocouoyirifif siie-li rrlirll-in ? the ?-riie be finTrrcil lu ?ut> . thc dofcn?e of ItiK-piilty or a> rnuntlng elrcK'vntnnee. *.'mIu-I rful for the Coitimi>-ini.-|lli li ut eTldcnor n? lo iile* trutli 01 of the c_elsU"i"*e of nu--.li vrrons*-' followlng House bills were luthorlze the Board. of Suner of Annomnttox county to appro money to Confederate monu mond anel re-enact nn net en an act to derlnre the? effect r nth of tho drnwer of a check oil Mnrch 10.100G. mend nnel re-enoct an, act en ?,-t> nct to .nn-i'd' and re-bnac 3S0_ "or the Cotle of Virglnia a.v'i to tbe dl'turbancej of retl vorsbln, anel how tbe sfime shnl ilsheel," as npproveel Slarch " mend nnd re-enact seet'on 31.1 Code of Alrginla. rflntlng to th wliereby any cltl-teh reslellni ? Stato may e-hange hls niim, <-BcrlM"g nenaltles for tho vlo tberoof. mend and re-enact section 4 c i_nnr..vi*d Mm.-'i 1. lltfi*.. en 'An act to proviele for establlsli ?orking uiwl keeplng In repal OFULA AN 1NHER1TANC1 OF DISEASE AND SUFFERING th is more forcibly manifested in physical life than theoldsayin begets like;" for just as the offspring of healthy ancestry areblesse ure, rich blood, insuring health and strength, so the children of bloo l parentage inherit a polluted circulation to burden- their ? existenc isease and suCering. Swollen glands about the neck, brittle bonei eyes, pale, wasy coinplexions, running sores and ulcers and genen ealth, are the uoual ways in which Scrofula is manifested. In soir he blood is so fllled "with the scrofulous genhs and tubercular matti om birth life.'is made miserable with suffering. Others who inber ease succeed in holding the trouble in check during young, vigorou it when the system has begun to weaken and lose its naturals vitalit] pecially after a. spcll of sickness, the ravages of the d isease will con , and in a great many cases terminate in Consumption. S, S. S. is tl est treatment for Scrofula. It renovates the entire circulation an >driycs out the ecrofulbus and tuberculi deposits. S. S; S.-is the greatest of all bloc purifiers, and it not only goes to the vei bottom of the trouble and rernoves the caw and cures the disease, but it supplies tl weak,' nnaemic blood with tlie healthfi properties it is in need of. S. S. S. is ma< entirely of healing, cleausing roots, herl irks, and is an absolutely safe remedy for young or old. Book t od and any medical advice about Scrofula given free of charge. THE SWH7T SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, Gi :ly s?s* VE6F.TABLE , the roads tir.d britlges in the county of . I'rlnce George."' ?* j SENATE Tho sosslon of the Senate yesterday , begun promptly at 12 o'clock, wlth l praycr by tho Rov. AV. K. l_. smltn. ; Lloutenant-OoVernor Ellyson presided. Few reports came from the cpmmit : tei-s and none of great Importance. j Senator if ol t asked tnitt House blll No. ; !*. a local measuro affecting the town I of ilarnpton. be taken up out of Its regular order. Tho Senato consented i und dlsponsed ivitli the ciinstltutional ! retiulrement and the blll was ordered : to lt.-t cngrossment. Governor Swanson sent to tho Sen : ate a communlcatton asktng for the ; consideratlon of matters ptrtalnlng to | the acqulreme.nl of land by thc gj>v : i-rnment at Fortress Monroe. The . communlcatlon v. a? referred to the 1 proper commlttee. _Vo GoiT-ifl fur JiiiIkc*. Tlio tlrsi biislne.'s' on tho calendat j was tl.e consideratlon of tiie jolnt res ! olittton pnstvoel by the IIouso alinos'. I without oppositlon. requestlng the , Judge of the Court of Appeals to weai i robei- whlto on tbe bench. When a vote . was called for. there waa a'loud choru. 1 of "Noes," which came as a surpris. i to thc- frlends of tho measurc, whe had expected no serlous oppositlon . Judge Maun. in asking the Senate tc reconalder its vote, said lie felt tbai i he was thc leader of a, forlorn hope a.s ihe. odds si-c-mcd to be ove.rwliol.n ingly -agalnst I:lm. Hc- called attentlor to the fact that the measure dld no' requlro, but rcquested the judges tc wear robes. Senator Noel opposed iho resolutloi <>u the ground thut tli<: Judges did n*>' deslre to wear tho robes. lf they wlsl j to appear on tho bench in stroe clothes, or dress sults .for thut matter ' let them <lo so, ho sald. Senator Las slter wantfd te> know whetlier Mr. Noe thought the people of A'irglnia woule ; .tatid by aml noe Ihe judg.-.s appear Ii : th.-lr shlrl sleeves smoking corncol j plpe-s lf they so deslred. ' Senator I'arks. Strode and Wnlkei i spokb for. and Senator Early ane others agalnst the resolutlon. The Sen i ate, by a vote of 25 to 17, refused le j rcconslder, l.lvely Ili-lmto. Senator Strode asked thnt tho llrs ! blll on the calendat; for second readlng i upproprlatlng th'.- tuini of J125.U0O ti I tho slnklng fuiiel, for the 'purpose o I e.xtlngulahlng tho public ilobt, bc pns_i I eel by untll lt could bo determined I thc.approprlatlon w-nulel Interfero wltl i un amount to be approprlateel to pen | slon the old soldlers. This reeiuest caused the warmcst.de i. batp of tho whole sesslon anel occuiilce ?|the remalnder of tlu> day.'s meeting. Senator Keezcll wns opposed to pass Ing the blll by If It was nn effort oi tlic part of th.r .Senator from Amhers to defeat the nieaaure. Senator I'arks mado a strong argu ment ogitnst the measure. Ho sab It would take money away from th old soldlers of the State, many o whom were bowed by age and ln want Senator Slms followed Senator Park. savlng thut the Increase should not b mado untll tho noeds of the publi schools anel the work for good road were detennlneel. Senator Folkes favored the appro ? I priatlon. saylng that a higher ta ? j should be placed upon the ininlng see I tlon of tho State, whose members -s ] strcnuously deslred reprcsentation o fithe Fin'ance Commlttee. I Senators Lasslter, Strode, Echols nn ' Walker also spoke agalnst any actlo . on the matter at present tlme. t Thc argument was stllljat whlto hen wlien, on Senator Salo's motlon, th _1 Senato neljnurned. i I The only measure passed by th Senato was a jolnt rosolution. relutin to the blmllng and printing of th parchment rolls of tho S'.ate. Hui- nt Gold Stnli'ii. NBAV OHI-l-ANS, i-A.. January 22.?Al noinicemont tliat a biiK contalnlni; $830 I iiiiderwftlBht fiol'I coln had bceiti stolen frot tlic New Oilenns Si.btrcasury was mado te nlght. Tha colii ellpiippcared Tursdny, an tli.. uliortaKC resultliitf has been made goo by tho eitllelnls who had tho gold ln cliarg S. Tf. wrt.sny, nf l'HUylvuiil.i. c t. ni?to\, Of rilln,? I vauln. EinVAHI) ECMOLS, nf Aimiir.li>. ALKXANOKR STUART, T. A. WICKHAM, M. T. COOKB, of Woshlniiton. of Mcurlco. of IVorfolk. NOW WRESTLING WITH REPEAL BILL Committees Sit in Joint Session and Hear Speeches Denouncing and Defend ingf R., F. & P. Monopoly?Clash Between Montague and White Chief Feature of the Day. With the conrtroom of the Corpora I tlon Commlssion chowded to Its utmost I capacity, tho House and Senate Com j mlttees on Roads nnd Internal Navl i gatlon met in Jolnt sesslon yesterday ] morn'iT k at 10 o'clock to begln the i publlc nearing on the much-dUcuased i Goolrick-Cox bill to repeal Section 12 ! of the Code to prohiblt parallellng of I the R.. F. and P, Rallroad. j The commlttee organized at once by ' electlng Senator llarmon. of Richmond. i chalrman, and thcn consumed somo 'mlnutes in arranging the order of \ procedure. Finally, on motlon of'Son ator Echols, lt was declded to glve ' each slde three hours ln which to pre 'I sent Its clalms. and to allow one hour ' to MesEfs. Evans and Lewls. patrons ot '"th* substltute mcasure, providlng that ' before the appeal aliall take effect a ?illne shall be bullt ft-om Richmond or 'iAshland to Tappahannock or from ? sotne polnt below on the Boppahonnock . j Rlver to Chesapeake Bay. Pntron of Ilill Spcnk*. i Mr. Goolrick clalmed for the advd I'cates of tho bill the right granted to ! plaintiffs in court to open and close i the nrgjment, nnd Tils contentlon was I suslaimd by the chalrman, who stated I thls would bo the rule of procedure. t_ The same member, addresslng the joint - commlttee. stated that there wero A present advocating th? repealirtg 1'. moasure delegates from the Buslness I Men's Afsoeiatlon and Common Council i of Frederlcksburg, tho Chamber of , Commerce, tho Retail Merchants' As? sociation, Buslness Men's, Clerk and -the Shoe Manufncturers' Association, I. nll of thls city. and delegations from . j tho cltles of Newport News, Ports ,' mouth and Ashland. Strange as lt mav seetn, said Mr. Goolrick; in a brlef but forclblo state .jmont, represontntlves of one entiro i section of Virginia aro nppearlng be ?j foro a joint committoe of tlie Virginia 1 Leglslature aslclrg not tho grantlng ' i of special prlvlleges or favors from J tho General Assembly, but simply the '?rlght to enjoy e<.iuallty under. tho law I along with tne remalnder of the Com " i monwoalth. Wlth thls preludQ-'he ln I troduced to tlie commlttee W. XV. Jl Butzner, of tho Frederlcksburg Bus II Iness Association. Hcinmed In hy Monopoly. l Mr. Butzner expressed his apprecla t tlon of the opportunity of addresslng I the commlttee. coming ns ho dld from - j u section of Virginia which roprescnts i an area of about nne-flfth of the total '! area of the State. nnd about a slxth or f seventh of its populatlotj. Thls section, ~| declared Mr. Butzner, has playcd an '.! Important part in tho history of thi Oi country ever slnce its btginnlng, bul c. he regretted to say that it is now s hemmed in by a monopoly and ls hlnd I most In the march of progress. There - ? fore he appears beforo a leglslativi sl committee to "represent a sect.on anc -ia people clamorlng for relluf from tht ? arms of the octopus, and asklng thal n!the unfortunate law now existlng or ?? tho stntutes be wiped out." Mr. Butz (i ner clalmed that by reason of tho Ponn n sylvanla Rnllwuy's control ln the Rlch '. mond, Frederlcksburg nnd Potomac unc t| the Mary land, Dolawarc and Vlrglniti ef Rallway Company (the only waten navlgatlon company operatlng ln Fred e ericksburg), not only his town, bu: S, that ontire section, ls at the mercy o: 0) an "octopus." "Our wnter navlgatlon was our onlj hope," said Mr. Butzner, "nnd when thi Pcnnsylvanla Rallway socurod contro of that wo were left destltuto anc '"I wlthout any means of combatlng tlu " j monopoly that was choklng us l"t.< . submlsslon and discrlminating agains a! our town and communlty. Flfteei cents moro was added per barrel upoi frelght shlpped out of Frederlcksburg while that coming from Baltlmore wa taken at tho old rate. My people, li order to pay Into the Stato treasury ; sum of J5L',000 annualiy, havo to pea the burden of discrimlnatlon and mo b nopoly." f Mr. Butzner concluded wlth a pas aj slonato nppeal to the commlttee, ask Ing that the' doors bo thrown open an> that any company so doslrlng bo al lowed to bulld ln thls section. Ri-Niiliittou* nnd Petltlou*. Mr. Goolrick then' Introduced Mr. f C. Wolslger, of Ashland, who presente a resolutlon drawn by cltlzens of Ash land and that communlty, asklng thn the repeal bo granted. Mr. A. Belrne Blnlr, represontlng th Chamber of Commerce of Rlchmont a followed Mr. Welstger and made on of the most offective spueches of th 16 day. He appealod to tho commlttee o ,r behalf of the cltlzens of Richmond an .; resldents along the routo of the na\ tt llno to brlng 'n a favorable roport. is Mr. Moses Thalhlmer, of tho Reta Merchants" Association, read a rosolu 7* tlon drafted by tho association, nek 1- Ing for tho adoptlnn of the repeal ac 1C He furnished figures showlng whu , beneflt a new llno wlll be to Rlchmo.ru d. Mr. XV. Poyton Glles, ot- tho She it Manufncturers' Association, and Colc j'nel W. O. Skelton, of tho Businet ,a Men's Club, alao spoko tn favor c ?y tho meuHuro, roproserttlng tho two oi -? ganizatlons. ' ? ?; 3e They wore followed hy Mr. XV. I ie Carter, roprenentlng thu ? Fredorlcki il biirg Clty Councll, who said thttt m ,1 only his town, but thnt entlre sei 'e tlon ls ln favor of tho repeal of tl 3S olause?not lukowarm In tho|r fee iJ Ings, but earnest. If they do not g' >n tho repeal now. he declared, they wl arrango matters so that thoy wlll g. ? tho same policy later. _ **J "I ohallenjjc tho opposltlon to.jier that it costs more now to ship a car lond of frelght from a polnt on tho j Chc-sapcako and Ohio to Frcdorlcks I burg than lt does frorh the same polnt to Alexandria." he exclnlmed. "Take i tlio spikcd collar off the dog and drop I hlm in our plt, but do not bmd us and [ muke us flght." j Mr. Carter wns enthusiastically ap I plauded upon the concluslon of hls ad I dress, and the commlttee adjourned to j meet at 4 o'clock. .Ixaltint the Itcpcnl. I Immcdlately upon the reconvenlng ; of the committee, Mr. AVilliam C. ; AVhltmer, president of tho Frederlcks : burg Power Company, and a hydraullc ; cngineer of some note, took the floor ? and made compartcoris between certaln i Xortnern towns before and after the ', development of their waterpowor. He said that at Frederlcksburg there was 'enough power. If developtd. to Increase ! assessed values to $50.000.000 as i agalnst J.,000,000 now. AVith this the l'advocates of the repeal concluded, an.l the State presented Its case. ! State Trcasurer A. AV. Harman first I appeafed a.-jainst the repeal, and qtiot ed flgures anel statistlcs showlng the value of the State's stock in the Uleh i niond. Frederlcksburg- and Potomac and what it tnight be. It reprcsented !?1.2OS.O0O in actual cash at present, he said. and he belleved it woulil be very ? much agalnst the Interest of the Stato I to glve tfiis source of revenue up. J 5lr. Hnrman was thoroushly famlllar wlth flgures and statistie.-s, and spoke over an hour, showlng- what beneflt tlio ; Stato hnel derlved from Its stock ln the jl... F. & P. I "The State hospitals and asylums are asklng for money, tiie ivibllc I schools aml jjood roads aro asklng for | money, and the State is about to en ! ter into a compact to la'y aside annual ly $125,000 for a slnklng fund ln pay I off the pulilio elebt." he eleclnretl. "Where I are we lo g;et this money if wo cut ! ol this sourco of revenue'. "Thc same people asklng for thls | charter came several years ago to tht j Corporatlon Commlsslon and asked foi a charter to bulld a line from Wcli mond to Tappahaiinock. but thc com? mlsslon refused the charter because It sald such a rood would parnllel tli* It., F. & P. from nichninnel to -Ashland Tho Court of Appeals declded ? that such a road would be a feeder to tlu j 11.. F. & P-. and overruleil the commls j slon. After they had secured the chnr I tor ln accordanee wlth the law, dlc" ?i-thoy bulld to Tappabonnock? No! Thej , j bullt to Ashland. and thero they stop | pt-r, and Tappahannock ls now ns fai .from a rallroad as ever." The Trea^urer's nrgunient was forcl ble and well put. .Imlc-r Dcw Spe'tkx. Jurlge Dew. Sei-ond Audltor. speak ing for the Slnklng Fund Commlsslon? ers, stated tnut he felt they would have been derellct in their duty liael tlios failed to pr..test agalnst the pendlnf blll.- Hls argument. whlch was br ef covered practlcally the same facts nn. flgures set out In the paper sent by tli? j commlssinn to flie Governor and here toforc publislied. The Second Auditor e-cpressed lii! rogret tliat tho country between Rlcli - monel nnd tiie Rappahannock had beei ?vso long without railroad facillties, nne manlfestod some surprlse tliat tho busl ness men of Rlchmond had failed al these years to secure tliln traele, whlcl 1 now goes to Baltimore. 1 Ho stated ln languago hardly vellee Excessive Dririking Orrine Destroys Ihe Craving for Drink Sold Under Positive Cuarantee. Excessivo or contlnued ubo of alcoholl beyerageu always reBUlts ln a dlseased con clltion of the r.eryous systom. Ihe drlnklng man la often heard to aaj -. "I can Btop of my own free wlll and wlien d wlsh," but the poor felloiv tn now devoki o tlio power to act at the propor tlmo and I tlio rlght way?it's too late, thc craving hu nocured a firni hold and bccau.io ot tho ells 1, eiu-i'd neri'oua systoni ho has not tho ablllt for sustalned effort. Tlio reaull wo all know DrunHimnesB Is no longor consldorud. cilme; enilnent sclentlsts nmi physl-ltt-i I'livo agreed tliat It Is a. dl__ii*c und nni bfl troateel aa auch. Tho homo treatmont that has boeti-uso tor a niimbor of years, und is hlghly suc t. ceisful, ls Orrino. It is sold under ? poBl ',*- tivo guaranteo that It 'lt eleiem not. effuct ' cure- your monoy -wfll bo rofuticieel. " Oirlne |g ln two forms. When doslrlng t glve, soerotly, puroliaia Orrine No. 1, and i ? iho patloiu wlll voluntarily tnke tlu* treat iia-nt, Orrine. No. 2. should be glvon. Th *>, Buarnntoo |b tho Btime iti elthor e.ise. Oi ?- rlno oosts but. ?1.00 per box. SliiUcd ln plal *' Hi-uled wrnpper on recelpt of prices. YVrlt ,? for free treatIso on ''Pmnkeuiiess." mitlle l- In Bealod onvolope by Tlio Orrlno <?'??. Wush 3t Ineton, D. C. Sold by loaellng druggUI \l ovrrywheia anel In thls ylty by Po"' MIIU ErUB.Co., SIU E. Maln, - und ChlldW Dni ifc't-i.,, IO. _,. JJ-'w-.--. I that Mr. Gotild had footed tho State ln isecurlng a charter for the R-chmond land Chesapeake Bay Rallroad, and that ! ho dld not belleve there was any ln j tentlon on his part of complctlng tno [ llne. "He who asks equity must do ? oqulty," declared Judge Dew. "Let the Richmond and Chefapeake Bay Rall? road carry out its promises before ask . Ing turther prlvlleges from the Stato." The comm.tea then adjourned" until j S o'clock, XlKliI Sesslon. Mr. Warren P. Taylor. trafllc man i ager of the R., F. & P.. was the Ilrst to appear before the commlttee at the nlght sesslon. Mr. Taylor quoted rates , on oysters, flour, beer, whlskey and ! other Hrtlcles whlch compared favor ' a'bly wlth those granted by other ' roads. i "Frederlcksburg," said Mr. Taylor. "enjoys the same rate that RIchmond has, and I cannot see any reason for complaint." The trafllc manager wa* asked what company owned tlie Mary land, Delaware and Virginia Line, operatlng on the Rappahannock. and replled that he dld not know, but thal ' it was commonly supposed that tlu Pennsylvanla Company owned thls rlv? er llno Judge W. J. Lc-ake, counsel for tlu R.. F. & P. Railroai, and former pres? ident, went through 'the history of tlu : road from bcglnntng to end, explaln ! Ing what servlce the company had ren | dered the State. and wanted to knotl 1 what road could do Justlco to the peo? ple of thnt sectton If, aftor the flguro.' ouoted. the servlce of the R., F. & P was not satlsfactory. 1'reMldent Whllo SponUn. President Wllllam IT. Whlte, of thi R.,'F. & P. rond, told of the .'ondl tions under Whlch he ucceptetl thi presldency of that road a little mon llian a year ago. Tho charge wa. belng freely made at that time tha ]a foreign Influence was seeking ti ilomlnate the property to the detrlmon of .the State's Interest. Mr. Whlti stated thnt thls charge was so gen eral nnd wns so frcely mado that ln called on the vlcc-nresident of th' Pennsylvanla for n statement of tlji policy of thnt corporatlon. whlch of flrlal stated thnt tho Pennsylvanli could not even lf lt so deslred contro tlio R.. F. & V. Continulng, ho declared tliat dur Ing the year he had been preslden he could make wlth . conviction nm i Knowledge the assertlon that nelthe '(the Penn-ivlvnnlu nor any other ln l terest control)<?a or sough't to contro ' the policy of the R.. F. & -P., nor wouli so long- as he romalned president. Mr. Whlte then spokc of the grea expense Incurred by tho comnany li rcdnclng Its grades and stralghtenlni . and double-tracking Its roadbod. wltl . the expcctntlon that It would becom . I an open hlghway for all bu?lness of ..j fer'ng at legnl rates. without fnvor t ? ; nny one. He declared thnt ln comlni , i before the legtslntivo comnilttee on th ( : uuostlon Involved hc was not presen . ! in compliance wlth anv action of th . j rnilroad compnny. btit ln obvedlcncc t his own senso of duty to the State Nt ; a stockholder In tho road of whlch li . I ls president, /s well as to its othe ,! stockholders,"of whom he stated tha l 69 per cont. nre resldents of Virginia. Interestx of Stlltc. 1 The nuestlon at Issue wus then tnkc up on its meiTts and nbly dlscussed b Mr, Whlt.i ln a munner whlch showe I his tralnlng both ns a lawyer nnd n a rallroad imin. The history of th State's interest ln the road was recltei wlth a reference to the policy laid dow by the foundcrs of tlie Commonwealtl nnd pursueil up to tlio outbr.Mik of th war ln bullillnp up great publlc worli nnd transportatlon lines across tli State. , Tho value of the Stn te's investmo' In the orlglnal road und the chartt under whlch tlie road wus bullt wei shown. Continulng the lilstorv of tr onn'tnatiy unt'l the present tlmo. M Whito' told of the nicmornhlo strugg nf the Seaboard Alr Llno for a charh to parallel tho rond, whlch was grantt nnlv on the cond'tlnn thnt tlie State Interost ln thf road should. he nn tected. Mr. Whito liolrl thnt to der and reverso tbe wlse policy ot the fi thors of the Cnnimnnwenlth ln strengtl p.n'lnor and upbuildlng the hlghways i travel would be to deny the patrlot Ibnusfht nnd purposo of goneratloi nnd to flv lu the faco of all thnt lu made fov the best material lnteres of the Comnmnwealth. Policy of Rond, A second polnt emphuslzed was thi thls policy laid down in tho early dnj had resulttd benellciully rathot- thn hurtfully, ln suu'01'l of whlch propi sitlon elnborate figures wero brougl out by tho president to show that tl road-was now enuiil physleally to an slmllar mllonge ln tlio country; that hns a capacltv of dolng llvo t mes t much buslness ns now exlsts: that ts not opprcssive ln its methods: thi lt has not ln nny way Ignored tho pul Uc Interest and comfort, nnd tliat 1 frelght rntes were most reasoniible. A privato interest, and not*a publ nrcesslty, is calling for tho repeal i thls Irtw, argued I'retihlent Whlte, wl stated that the peoplo of Virginia ha< nut clalmed that the so-culled monopn haB workod a hunlslilp on them. Tl frankly stated plans of Miv Ciould ai his itRaoclatos for a comnierclal tnte prlse were descrlbod by Mr. v\ hlt who stated thnt his uctiuulntunce, wli th? past hMory of lue Stul^ furnlelu TYSON J1*VNi:\',- .1. A. I.I-.-'NBW, of i.iiiuloiiii. of Norfolk Ciuiuty. SOME dC--:"!--b ^-.JL^^r-.r-. AN ANALYSIS, PROPOSED LEG1SLATI0N ?lMwmt^m Ml-ieelllinoolt-l Subjcctst. DELEOATF MARTIN WILLIAMS, In ilouHe blll No. 14, proposcs to amtnd Section 2219 of the Codo to allow minuteirs to obtam trom clorks of courts pcnnission to celebrate the rlto of matrlmony, as well as by tho courts, whlch now havo the exclu? slve rlght to grant such permlsslon. Speaker Byrd Is patron nf House blll No. 18, providing the mannor ln whlch j proposed constitutlonal amendments are to bo recorilml, by being spread at lengtli on tne Journals, wuh the aye and no vote. AVhen adopteel by both houses lt ls to he pubi.shed as Ino Constitutlon rec-ulres, and must be ap provtd by anotner session of the Log isiature and submitted to thc peopio for ratlllcation. This blll Is to avoid the ontry of auch resolutlons by tltle, which caused tho death of two such retotutlons passed by tho last sesslon. Delegate Barrott, in House blll No. j 10, secKs to put water, gas arid electrlc companles under the Stnte Corporatlon Cornmission wlth power lo preBcribe i and enforce rato rcgulations und i charges and amend the same, Delegate Snead, ln House blll No. 12, ! glves to gamo wardena the dutles nna I powers oi protectlnja- lish, and may ar I rest persons vloiating the flsh laws l'of tho Stata anel take them before a 'just.ee for trlal, and is to recelve for ! h.s services one-half of tho tines ns I sessed agalnst persons whom. he has ! arrested. i Delegates Cooke and Old are jolnt patrons of House RHl No. 13, authorl Ing tho npportlonment by tho- Corpora Ition. Courts of city tax..-: assessed upon Ireal estato and the redemptlon of any ? part of such real estate from the llen | ot such taxes. The city attorney and the commissioner of tho revenue are ; to have Ilve days' notlce and be heard. i After the order Is mado the collcctor |no other Instance ln whlch tho General ;! Assembly had been Importuned to : change one of her laws embodylng a , j long cherlshed State polley for the pur ijpose of promotlng a private Interest. -?Tlio reasons advanced for the repeal of ? jthls stattite were stuteil to be such ns -wlld not affect the entlre citlsenship ol ithe Stnte, nor are they reasons whlcr j I have grown up slnce thls law was en ? j acteel In 1903. sl The chlef If not the only reason ad . vanceel for the repeal of tho law 1: . j that lt promoted a monopoly. Mr ?jAVhito contendeil that |t was only c .1 monopoly in rallroad life when a rall ,|roud avalls ltself of Its excltislv. ! pi-lvlleges to opprcss anel tyrannl/.e one. 'iburden the peopio whlch It serves. Noi only wus the R., F. and P. not in thb ?? category, nccordlng to Its president, bui I lt Is to-day fUrniahlng greater ills - patch anel elieaper rates thun any rall ? road In the Unlted States, If not ln th. ' world. "If tliis he n rallroad monopoly then conipetitlon can elo no more,' stated Jlr. AVhlte. Am to I'pniiN.vlviuiln. Then Mr. AVIilte argueel at longt! the eiuestion ot the elotnlnntion of th Pennsylvanla Rallroad, showlng tha that road Iiad volunteered to turn ove the Washlngton Southern, the line fron AVashliiRton to Quantlco. to the South ern rnllroads. and that tho _ieuteiiant Governor of "Virginia was now a dlree tor In that road. Mr AVhlte denleel absolutely that th< T Pennsylvanla road in any way deter J mlnes what business shall bo done b: 1 tho Rlchmond, l-'retlerlcksburs nnd Fo r tomac, claimlng that thelr sollc.tor ; were constantly In the fleld. Mr. Whlt J stated that the blll of repeal dld no " glve any assurance that any road woul. be bullt from lllchmond to Frederlcks burg or to Alnnassas: no assuranco tha the siime partles wlll comply wlth thel charter and bulld to Tappahannoch and, ln fii-t, that lt did not guarunte any certaln results. And to accomplis thls uncertalnty there would bo cre ated n tlepresslon of the market valu of exlstlng securlttes. with tho fiua result possibly tho satno us In thO'Sea *? board dcul an ultlmate part, ownershl 3 ln the road by tlic partles now seoklnj * to parallel lt. 5 fla.-h AVIIh Mimliigue. > At th? conelusloii ot Mr. \\'hlte"s ?pee_ " Mr. Moore, a Siato proxy Cor tiie Rlelimoiu t l-'teilorlckHbiirK t-tul Potomac, appeuiod pe fi.ri- the commltteo and sald Ho dlel not se how tlio now line could iiffoct tlio Stato' i Interest. He. would bo unwllllnjr. ho sale ) to cut oiit uny portlon of tho Stato ln favo i of tho whole Stuto under any conelltlor , evhatsoovor. und hei belleved that lt woul bu lnipoBnlblo for tlio new roiiel to take biiK 3 ness from tlio Rlchmond, Frodcrlckubur ? antl Potomac. 1 Ex-Clovernor Montaguo followed M '? Motre, nnd tlm only tllt of the evenlng ot e curreei wlien Mr. Montagua ln roferrlng l s a statement of Mr. Wlilta ln rogai'd to tl D amount of rallroad property owned by tl Pennsylvanla ln tlio Soutli, remnrkoel thi t "If wbnl Mr. Whlto soys ls true." to whlc .. oxpreitsleiii Mr. Whlte took exeoptlona i ' once. Qulekly rlslng ho sald: "You tuu " noi put It thut wuy. Mr. Montnguo; yo must nccept what l say for ^he truth." '? "I ntn only uslng my flbor prlvlle-go, e ealcl Mr. Montague, "and dlel not meati 1* re-flecl on the president of Ihe. Riohmon 'J P'leelorlcksburg and Potomac Itallroud." a The commlttee then adjourned untll ti i- n!_,ht at B o'clock. j<j!| Spring Street Home IS 1 Thls wo'rthy lnstltutlon has care for forty glrls durlng the year an thlrty-slx Infants. Twenty-olght c tt theso glrls huvo riiturned to' thoir pai ents, sovon of thom havo eonc Inl .... servlce, five linvo places ln stores, an i-j two havo marrled well. . ln tho lai lt'four ytiars nlnqteun of these* Inmiite io j havo niarrloel well, nfter a full coi iy | fesslon of thelr provlous Uves. As ?_ lt|ns we know they are leatl'ngr consls' is ent, useful llvos, One of them calf. lt on mo recently and told me of lu ii luippiiiess. Sho now owns a llttle hon of her own and has the devotod lo\ of her husband. She expressod tl deepest grattUulo for all the home hn ln dono for her, and wlshcel to make son if llttlo glft to It ln acknowledgment. The lady nutnagers feel Vnuch er coiirngeel ln their work, nnd hope tl generous-hearted publlo wlll rememhe ... thelr donntion elay, on Thursday Jar id uary 30th, upon whloh mu.-ti of Ih r- coiufort and support of tho lio'fo de ,o, peimlK. Any contributions of nuiiiey c th supplles wlll ho n->03t gratofully r? !d ttfiiVWU. CUvC-i-.' -t lUllt'l' --U bo _U of taxes shall mark on tho tax book.'* what part of the land Is relcascd. und tho clerk shall furnlsh a copy of1 tho order to any person for a Xee of "r> cents. Tho act is made operatlve in any clty when adopted by tho coun? cll. ' Delegate Pendlaton, ln House bill >.0, 16, amends Section 3S05 ot the Code M relation to persons who dlsturb tell glous worshlp so as to make the mln imum jall gentence ten days a.nd txf make both flno and lmprlsonment com? pulsory. Now there la no mlnlmum term prescribed, and either flne or im priBonment.'or both, may be Imposod, ln the dtscretlon of the Justlce. :? * Delegato Cox. ln House Bill No. 115, amonda. the law ln regard to:the checkti given by persons who afterward dle, so that tho banker must walt two weekn after boing notlfled of the death of , the person beforo honorlng tho check. Delegates Howlo and Martln Wil? llams are Jolnt patrons ot a bill tu amend tho Etatutc to he found on pagu 1S0 of the Acts of 1906 ln regard to tho support and maintenance of In sane persons at the several insann asylums of the State. The estates and personal representatives of such In pano persons are entlrely relleved of the expense. Now, In cases where thn famlly of an Insane person ls depend ent upon hlm for support and his es? tate ls less than $I,00O, there ls no charge.. The estates of other Insann persons'at'present are Ilable for thelr support, and maintenance, lt such es? tate Is sutficlent to support hlm aud his Immcdlate famlly. The pendlng bill passed both houses durlng the ad mlnlstratlon of Governor McKlnney, by whom It wag vetoed. At the sesslon of 1904 lt passed the House, but wan lost in the Senate. Durlng last ses? slon It nassed the House agaln. but wan so amxded ln the Senate that It wan not acctptablo to Its patrons._ to the President. No. 106 East Frank? lln Street, aud all supplles sent to tho home. No. 601 Spring Street. Lady Managers?President Mrs. ' James Pleasants; Flrst Vlce-Prestdent. Mrs. Thomas Nowlan; Second ViOe Presldent, Mrs. Frank McGulre; Thlrd Vlce-Presldont. Mrs. John T. Anderson', Fourth Vlce-Presldent, Mrs. J. W. Lyn ham; Treasurer. Mrs. P. J. Whlte; Sec ; retary. Mrs. L. L. Lewls; Mrs. E. O. Noltlng. Mrs. C. E. V\ hltlock. Mrs Preston Nash. Mrs. W. J. Blunt. Mrs. Malvern C. Patterson, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. El'.zabeth Poore, Mrs. J. N. Oui ltngworth, Mrs. Landon R. Mason, Mrs. Robert McCombor, Mrs. Frcderlck Hahr. Mrs. Charles Watklns Mrs. Henry G Cannon, Mrs. Chnrles V. Cai rtngton. Mrs, Marshnll M. GU 1am. Mrs. r "rett Wall, Mrs. Isalah Ryland. Mrs. ! Burcluy. Mrs. Charles M. Shlclds, Mlsa , Bettle Ellyson._ Mr C V. Martln, who was operated ' on for 'appendicltls yesterday aftcr ; noon at tho Memorlal Hospltal, ls do? lng well. 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