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THE LEGISLATURE Richmond Chamber of C'oin merce Proposcs Substitutc for Massie Child Labor Bill'. ABOUT PRISON INSPECTORS Folkes Will Strike Out Objcction , able Fcatures and Open !.. Office to Anybody. CHILD labor ln Virginia was dls cused at length yesterday byttio board of dlrectora of the Blcli mond Chamber of Ooinmcrce. wlth especial referenco to posjible ltg Islatlon at thc present sesslon of tho General Aascmbly. The board had beforo lt for consld oratlon the blll offered several dnys ngo In tho House of Dolegatos by Colo? nel Eugene Massie, and after dlscusslng its provlalons at longth, concluded to draft a mcasure of its own. Thla will be offered In the Ltgls.ncure on behalf of the Rlchmond Chamber of Commorce by one of the Ricnmond mernbors as a subaPtuti; for the Mafeslo blll, on -whlch I j ta largely modeied. . Tho rf.ll ot Colonel Mnsdlo prohlblls tho employment of any child under foiirte<.-n and the empioyment of any cb.ld under slxteen bctwetn 6 P. M. and 7 A. M. Thc blll further provldes Xor a fine of not leas than $25 or mor* than $100, to apply equally to any one omploylng s'uch a chl.d, and to the parcnt or guardlan of tho child, the faet of tho employment of tho child to be prima facio evldence of th'e gullt of both partlea. The Chamber of'Commerce blll Is not so drastic ln its provJslons. It doea not proposo to throw out of employment any child now at work, or any child who is an nrphan or dependent. or whose parcnts are lnvallda or dependent. It flxes the mlnimum age llmlt at thlrioen untll March. 1910, when the mlnimum age advances to fourteen. The new mcaB ure, which will be vlgorously pushed, reads as follows: "Be It enncted by thc Gcncrnl Aaseui bly of Virg.nlii that on nnd nfter Marcb 1, 111HW, do clillil under tlie hkc of thirtcru year*, and ou uml after Mnrcb 1, 1010, no child under thc age ot fourteen yerra kIi:-.i 1 |?c en:ployed, pcr iiililcil or auffcred to nmk ln or In con nectlon wlth nny facfory, work?liol?, nirrcnntlle cstnbllahnient nr niliir of tlila Co'ntmonwrnlth) provldi d that th'.n ?Ct nhnll not exclutle nny child over the nse ot twclve nbo In nu orphmi nnd ?Itpendcnt on Ita own labor for aupport, nor any chtld or cblldren ivliu.<r parcnt ?r parcnt* ure Invnlid nnd xolrly de? pendent upciu tbc labor of auch child or cblldren for support. ln eltber of whlch coaca a certlflcate ahnll be oli talned from thc uinyor of ?ne clty or town, or from ii Juat.cc of.the peircc ?r tlie county. aettlng forth tbe fore golnn; factn. But If tbe fnnta aet forth ln sald ccrtlflcnte are not the truth, eltber aa to (be child bnhitr nn orpbnn nnd dependent on !t*> own Inbor for nupport. or na to the pirent or pn B-enta of auch cblld brlng nn lnvn.Ii! nnd aolcly dependent for nupport on ancb cbltd or chlldren, then tbe per. aon ao eirploylng aald child or permlt tlng hlm or ber to lnbor aball be 11 :I> e to thL- flne preacrlbed tn tbe next aec tton. '?Xor aball nny cbild or cblldren an- | uer fourteen yeara of age be allowed to work ln nny factory, work.ihop, nrrr rr ntlle eatnb labinent or mlne between the boura of B P. M. and 7 A. >!?; nn leas it be for tbe purpose of maktnjc n aborter work dny on one day of tbe week, and In no caae ahnll anch cblld be requlred to work longer tban alxiy houra ln one week. '?Any owner, ageat, anperlntendrnti OTeraeer, foreman or manager, who ahari eniploy or pernitt nny chl d ?o be> cmployed contrary to tbe provlaloiia of tbla act, In any fttctory, workaboy. mercantlle eatnbllahmeat or mlne wlth whlcb he la connected, nnd nny parrnt or arunrilliin who nllown nny auch em- : ployment of bla cblld or wnril, ahnll npon convlrtlnn of such offenae be i flned not Icaa thnn $23, nor more tban $100. ??Tbe act approved Aprll 10, 1003, known aa cluipler 1SO of the Ac?a of aOOS-'OS-'O-t and nll ucta nnd pnrta 0f aotn In confllct hercwlih, nrc herehy rrpenlcd. "Be It furlhcr provldcd thnt n per mll nllowtnK a cerluln uumber of hourn of overtlme lu nny month alin.l be ftnintcd upon appllcatlon to the t'oni snilaaioner of Lulior or nny Stnte offl rer duly uuthorl/otl by thc Comn lanloner of Labor to laaue auch permlts, when nutlafactory rcnaona for -worklng over? tlme are glven." THAT tho blll lntroduced by Sonator Folkes, of Rlchmond to create the offlco of Inspector of prisons and charltles was not drawn wlth u view to creating Jobs for certain pollticians who alono aro fltted for the posltlons by reason of a provlsion re fiulrlng the inypector and hls asslstants to have had five years' experience ln prlson work in Virginia. Jbecamo ap parent yesterday when the.pitron of the measuro .announced hls intcntion to amend the blll by striktng out thls provlsion, thereby enlarglng the scope of ellglblllty of appllcants. The real object of the blll.. says 3ic Folkes. is to create the office from a humanitarian viewpoint, ln behalf of decency and or? der. and for the auditing of the sum approprlated for crlmlnal expen=es. ?which amounts to over $221,000 an nually, and whlch under tho present system ls ln a largo measuro unaudit ed. The blll has been favorably reported by the Senate Committoc on Public Instltutlons and Education, wi'h amend ments offered by Senator Folkes out tlng down tho salary. of tho inspector from $4,000 to $3,000 per annum. and providlng for only one assistarit. 52.500 ?? >'t'nr- HNM The total appropriatlon carrled ls 110.000. from whlch the salarles of thn Inspector and hls asslstant shall be de ducted, leavlng a balauce of ?t,500. of ?whlch so much as is nocossary may be used for travellng rfnd othor ex penses Incidental to carrying out the provislons of the blll. Superintondent Morgan, of the peni tentlary, and others prominent ln the pianagement of tho State's publjc ln?ti tutlon. are sald to bo strongly ln favor of tha measuro, and Senator Keezell. chalrman of the Flnanco Commlttee. ?when ,asked about it, said that ho had Dover expressed opposltlon; ln faet, ho had never lndlcated hls vlews on. tha ma'ter at all. Tho blll is now before the Pinan.co A Big Drop In the prices of SEASONA BLE Suits and Overcoats. Prudent buyers should fair ly lumble over one another to get juicy plums like these. $11.75 For $18.50 and $20 Suits and O'coats. $17.75 For $25 and $27.50 Suits and O'toats. $3.95 For $5 and $5.50 Trousers. Jacobs & Levy Committee, but will prohably not be reached before tlio end of the week. SENATOR TUCKER'S blll. provldlng for the creatlon of a new Judlclal clrcult. compoaed of Bedford and . Roanoko city. will be reported thls mornlng, as amended by the Committee for Court* of Justlce, strtklng Krank lln county from theSeventh and put ting it In the new or Thlrtieth Judlclal ? Clrcult So far there'' Is only one ap I pllcant for the Judgeehlp of the new | clrcult. Mr. J. Lawrepce Campbeli. of : Bedford, has openly announced hls can Idiilaey .-hyiild the blll pass. ,' Cilonel Caton was heard at length jye&Urday evenlng before the House Committee on Roads and Internal Nav j igatlon on the mea?urc known as the Caton rolllng stock blll. The commlt ' tee adjoumcd until thls afternoon at 14 o'cioek. when the hearlng will be continued. The blll lntroduced by Senator Las Islter to regulate the tlme and manner i ln whlch common carrnrs doing busl j ness (n thls. State shall adjust and pay | frelght charges was considered by the I Senate Committee on Roads and ,ln ' ternal Navlgation yesterday even.ng. iand will be reported with slight amend ments. The blll lntroduced by Delegate With. I ers in the House ls identlcally the I same as thls. I Tho Charobers of Commerco of Rich ! mond and Petersburg were represented I at tho hearlng ln, support of the meas i ure. and it ls also sald that lt Is fa i vored by the Corporatlon Commlssion. AT the Instance of Hon. John R. Rew. of Accomac. the House yesterday recommltted the bill offered by Delegate Barrett. of Newport News, authorlzlng the State Corporatlon Commlssion to t\x the charges for electric llght. gas and wa? ter ln the varlous town of the State. The blll has provoked conslderable opposltion. especlally from the towns havlng electric llght furnlshed by pri? vate corporatlons, and lt Is believed that its recommittal practlcally means lts death. Mr. Rew recelved resolutlons and petltlons from'the councils of vari ous towns In hls dlstrlct. asking that the blll be amended or defeated. Major John T. Cowan and Judge G. 13. Cassell are stlll on the ground In tho Interests of adford, whlch ls en deavorlng to secure an approprlation for the establlshment In that town of a normal school. The remalning members of the Radford delegation have left the city. In hlgh hopes of securlng tho approprlation, whlch they are encouraged to belleve the Legisla ture will make. Major Cowan and Judge Cassell are quartered at the RIchmond Hotel. Major Cowan is- an ex-momber of the General Assemblv, and ls meetlng many of his frlends in the Legl?lature. A telegram was recelved here yes? terday afternoon announcing that the bar or Mie city of Chirlottesville had unanlmously lndor=ed Mr. Burnley Sln clair for Judge of the Corporatlon Court of that city to succeed tho lato Judge Georpe W. Morris. A. joint caucus to make the nomlna tlon will be held wlthln tho next few days. CHARGES FILED AGAifUST JUDGE (Continued From First Page.) nnd rccord of the Hon. J. W. G. Blnckntone, Judge of the, Elevcntu Jmllci.-l Clrcult, of uhlcb clrcult Ellznbeth City county la a nnrt, the object of the sald InvmtlKntion IicIiik tbe Improrlimrnl of tlie nalil J. W. G. DlnckNtone for neglect of oflluial duty, Imniorallty iiml lu ? covpHcncyj nrid we further re quest that Nonic nctlou be tnkcn by the Goneral Aaticnibly to amend acction 104 of the Constitutlou ?u ? that Judgca of the Clreull aud Cor norntlon - Courts of the St: tc niny lie liiipenchcd aud removed from olllce by Nonic trlbunnl other thau the General Aimenibly durlng; the vncatlon nf thnt boily." At tne request of Mr. Houston, Chalr? man Masslo, of tho Committee for Courts of Justlce, to whlch the resolu? tion and petltlons were referred. has fixed next Tuesday at 10 o'clock aa tho tlme for giving them conslderation. Wlmt Hnnipton Pcople Say. \ lnformation obtalned yesterday from Hampton.und elsewhere ls to the effrct that tho movement agalnst Judgo Blackstone, whose senaatlonal at'ack on Governor Swansoh ln connection wlth tho Onancock rlots brought him into great notorlety, was organized some tlme ago and Is btlng backed by some of the most promlnent resldents of tho Penlnsula. Among those who are credltctl wlih Inaugurutlng the movement are: W. H. Pearaun, C. B. Ciieyne, Joliu W. Rowe, R. O. Clark. E. M. Terris, T. a WlUon. R. L. Terris, R. B. Terrls, T. H. Wilson and J. B. Brittlngham, all of Hampton. Tnu members of the bar ln'Elizabeth City county. the Eastern Shore and the city of Newport News. the places com postng Judge Blackstone's clrcult, have; refused to particlpate ln the move? ment and It is sald that there ls not a lawyer's name on any of the peti-1 tlons. ' The movement Is the result of al- . leged continued mlsconduct on the part' of Judge Blackstone. The Hampton people are especlally Interested In the matter. because they are compelled to brlng all acttons in the Circult Court, havlng no other recour.se. It is ciaimed that Hampton and the county have been practlcally wlthout a- court of record for many months, Judge Blackstone havlng been totally . unflt to attend to his dutles. Newport" News ls not interested to such an extent. as practlcally all legal busl? ness at that place Is now and has been for several years. dlsposed of by the Corporatlon Court. Judge Blackstone ls at thls time 111 at hls room iu the Augusta Hotel, and could not be Intervlewed by The Times Oispatch correspondent yesterday in regard to the petition. Judge* Etected. The House proceeded at 12:30 P. M. to the election of certaln Corporatlon' I Court Judges, and the followlng were chosen: Manchester, Wm. I. Clopton; Wlncliester, Wm. M. Atkinson; Roa inoko, Waller R. Staples; Newpori News, T. J. Barham. Mr. J. XV. Wllljams offered an amend ment to House Blll No. 45 in relatlon to the execution of crlminals at the, penitentlary, provldlng for the use of electricity instead of hanglng by the; neck. The anu i.Ument was udvucatedj by Mr. Williams and Mr. Montaguo.; i and a number of questlons concerningj It were asked of the patron. The! amendment was adopted?Ayes, 50j noes, 19. House Bllls PnsHed. Tho followlng House bllls were passed: ? To amend and re-enact sectlqn 15 of an act entltle "An act' to put Into effective operation the provlsions of the Constitution relatlng to tlie erea tlon, appointment and organlzation of tho 'State Corporatlon Commlssion,' lts Jurisdlctlon, powers, functions and du? tles; tlie quallflcatlon of tho - members and offlcers thereof, their appointment and salarles; tlie location of lts otnees, and places and times of lts publlc ses-: slons, lts wrlts, prqeesses, orders, find Ings and judgments, appeals from lts orders, flndlngs and judgments, : and its expense, etc," approved April 15. 1903. To. amend and re-enact sectlon 34 of an act entltled "An act to rai3? revenue for tlie support of the gov? ernment and publlc free schools, and to pay the Interest on the publlc debt and'to provlde a speclal tax for pen slons, as authorlzed by'sectlon ISU, of the Constitution," approved April 115. 1903. as amended by an act approved March IT, 1906. To amend and re-enact an act ap? proved May 20, 1903. as heretofore cmended. entltled an act definlng the dutles and powers of the Board of Agrlculture and linmigratlon, soas to prescrlfoe the powers and dutles of-said board and sald commissioner, and to rrpeal an act approved February . 20. 18SS, entltled an act to further doflno the dut'es. and enlarge the powers of the Commissio'ner ot Agrlculture, and an act appr ived March 5. 1888, entltled an act to provlde -a Commissioner of Agrlculture of Vlrginla, and maklng an aonropriatlon - thorefor, and to repeal sections 17S5. 1780, 1787, 1788, 1789 and 1790 of the Code of Vlrginla. Senate Bllls PuHsed. To amend and re-enact an act en? tltled "An act to aiithorlze the courts of the Commonwealth of Vlrginla to pay? money to.infants entltled to It.-or to their parents. In certain cases, with out the Intervention of a guard'an,"1 approved Aprll 2. 1902, in respect to the amour>t if ?mnpoy'-that may he pnl'l to the infants entltled to lt, or to their narents in eertairi cases. To autnorlze nnd empower Incorpo rated educational tnstitutions to sell and convey real eftnte in excess of 1,000 acres under certaln conditions. SENATE Tho sesslon of the Senate was open ed wlth prayor by the Rev. Dr. Me Faden, ot the First Presbyterlan Church, Very few commtiteo meetings are eoheduled for Saturday. evenlng, and consequently few bllls were reported. The Committee on General Lnws re. portetl favorably tho blll provldlng.for tho payment of tho nlalm of James M, Bradloy & Oo. fir extra work done ln beautifying the Capltol Grounds; also the rneasure -atrlklng off the books of the treasurer cortain Indeb'tfclnoiis of the.Insoivent Planters Natlonal Bank of Petersburg. Senator Mann, ln the absence of Sen? ator 81ms. who is sllghtlyj.Indisposed, movedthat Senate blll No. 41, whlch |s the RIchmond, Fredorlcksburg and Potomac repeal measiire. be made o speclal and contlnulng order for totday at l o'clock. Tho mo'lon^was adopted. The Hou?e presented a'jolnt resolu? tion nskjng tho coneiirrence of the Sen? ate ln flxlng. 12;30 o'elock for tho election of Jud.se8 - of tlie... Corporatlon Courts of Roannko, Mancheater, New port News and Wlnchester, Tha Senate concmrod, uud ut tUo Uouv fi^ea pro cecded wlth the election of the Judges as nomlnated by the Joint caucus. Feea of Justlcea. Senator Ward moved that the Com? mlttee on Gener3l Lawis be discharged from the further conalderatlon of blll No. 306 ln relatlon to the State hos pltalt for the lnsane and. the commit ment of In^ane persons, and that it be referred to the Commlttee on Pub? llc Instltutlons and Educatlon. Hls motlon was adopted. The blll ralslng the fees of Justlces of the ptace sittlng ln civil cases to $1 brought on a dlsoussion whlch last ed an h^ur. Senator Elam wanted the measure recommltted. but Senator Saunders vlgorously opposed thls. tay ing that the commlttee "had already carefully consldered the matter, ,and he saw no reason for delaylng It any lunger. He belleved lt" should be threshed out on the floor of the Sen ate. and asked the Senate to vote down the motlon of the gentleman from Brunsvylck, whlch the Senate did. Sen? ator Lasslter made an effort to have the Senate adjourn before the vote agalnst recommltting the measure could be reconsldered. but the chair recognlzed Senator Walker, who asked for the reconslderation. Only seven bllle were lntroduced yes? terday., probably the smallest number slnce the present sesslon began. Followlng Is the onlymeasure.pass ed, which Is a House blll.* Several oth? ers -were, advanced on the calendar: "To accept certaln grants of money as made by the Congress of the Unlted States. March 16. 1906, as appropna tlons for the use of the agrlcultural cxperlment statlons of several States and Territorles of the Unlted States." At 2:15 P. M. the Senate adjourned. Mr. Fergnaaon Honored. Mr. J. XV. F"erp-"ssi->n. father nf Coun cllman E. H. Fergusson. elghty-two years of age, and the oldest member of Trlnlty Methodlst Chureh, was re membered Sunday mornlng by the Sun ;inv -r-hn-n olas". Kvpr rI^pp a hov Mr. Fergusson has been actlvely en gaged ln Sunday school work. and Su ??#-rintrn'"A-t WMfnrfl. 0n hpbnlf of the assembled classes, presented to hlm a handsome gold bqtton. Drlnka Cnrbollc Acld. Lllllan Meekins (colored) attempted suloide vesterday momirsr ln the rear of the Retreat for the Slck by drink Ing an, ounce of carbollc acld. She was terrlbly burned^ about the llps and moutb. but.the acld was not swallowed. Dr. Young. of the clty ambulance corps, treated tbe woman, and she was taken to the Clty Home. INFLAMMATORY RHEUMAT1SM Cured by Dr. Williams'Pink Pills and the Proof Is Right Here. For- years evldence that Inflammatory rheumatism is curable by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills has been publ'shed.. ?;' That hundreds of peoplo havo trled the. treatment . wlth good resu'.ts ls shown by tho . lnereasing number'of cures reported. Every sufferer from this most patn ful dlsenso who does not try. thls treat? ment Is neglectlng thoi most hopeful means ofrecovery, as is showri by the statement of Mr. E. C. Odell,. of Mor rlson, 111. , "I suffored with Inflammatory rheu? matism "for elghteen months beforo I foiind a cure," ho says. "I had always been more or less troublod wlth my kldneys and stomaeh. The rheumatlc attack cameon a few years ago, when I was llvlng in Now York State. .All of my mu6clos were inflamed, and.I Svas swollen from head to foot. I oouldn't walk any distanco at all with? out resting. Tho palns wore dull- and achlng, and once In a whlle wera sharp and shootlng. Tho rheumatism began to riffect my hcart, causlng falnttng spolls^ "I was under a doctor's treatment for about a year, but dldn't derive 4ny help from lt, and, in faet, I thlnk I grow worse. I saw nn account of Dr, Wil? liams' Pink Pills ln a newapaper, and began to use them at once. The relief waaalmost immedlate, and I took the pills untircured. I havo nevpr had tho rheumatism ln any form s(nce. My wife has boen vory much beneflted hy uslngvtho pills as a tonlc,. and recom mends them as hlghly fis l do." Dr. Wllllams' Pink Pills woro ori?l na|ly a prescriptlon used ln the doc-. tor's prlvate pructloo, and the'r bepeflt to manklnd han been increased many thousandfold by thelr bolng placed on general salo wlth the doctor's own dl rectlons for use. They aro ontlroly aafe and contaln no oplates or other hablt-fqrmlng dnige. They bulld up tbe blood, strengthen the nurves and havo cured rheumatism ln ai most every form, n.iaoiuh., troubles of womori and growing ;girls, nnd many fprma of weakriess. ,,, ' ' Dr. Wllllftms' VMi Pills aro solt] by all drugglsts, or will bo sont.postpald, on receipt. of prlce, .50 cents perv.HQj^i slx boxea for $'^60, by the Dr. WUUams Miidlclne ??Goiupuiiy, Sclieniaqudy, N, /y, Situation Among Poor in Richmond Worse Than i Ever Before. Besought from wlthout by Innumo able petitlonB for help and hard preao ed from ivlthln by the condltlon result ing from a nearly exhausted supply of funds, the Associated Charltles ilnd-s ltself grappllng with a situation that is almost beyond lts powers. An emp ty-handed throng comes dally to th* doors of the misslon, often brlngiug with them empty baskets that speak more eloquently than words of tho want In the home from whlch they come. Proud men are humbled by uu paid rents and hungry mouths, and they go to Secretary Buchanan wltn the plea: "My chlldren are Hungry and I'm out of work. ' Give me a job." But all posltlons are fllled, and Dr. Buchan? an can only Impiovlse work for the wlllng ones by havlng them renovate and repalr the Ballard House, where the sounds of saw and Iiammer re sound the day through. Heads of twen ty famlltes have thus been provlded wlth" work, ln exchange for whlch they get enough provislons "to tlde them over for a tlme. KeepluK Them Togeither. The most Important ftature of the task now undertaken ls keeplng the familles together. To do thls rents must be paid or thj sufferers aro forced to the street and destltutlon. Flfty or more famllios have been pro vidtd for in 'their own homes. Their rents have beon pald toi thls month. but next month they musi be pald again, and thereafter, until the men are able to reshme work. The "regu lars"?those who never have worked lf they could possibly help it?are taken Into the Ballard -House. where they llve ln a klnd of communism. Those who never sought charlty hofore are maintalned ln their own homcs. and small advances of money are made to them whenever nfceded, and groceries are doled out dally. Speaking of tho situation'last night. Dr. Buchanan sald that the salvatlon ln tho majorlty of instauces of the unemployed lies In the g.ns, most of whom stlll rotain their posltlons in the tobacco factorles and other- instltu tions In whlch glrls and women aro employed. Their scanl savihgs are taken home weekly, and It ls some times enough to provide what.ls abso lutely necessary. "There ls no glrls* problem, fortu natelv." sald Dr. Buchanan.. "or the dlstress would bo dlre lndccd.. It ls bad enough now. It will probably be come worse." ?'Somo havo suggested trylng to se cure employmi'iit in tho country. but everyone knows that farm' work Is at an absolute standstlll now. Be sides thls is not tho tlme when farm ers need laborers. VTh?y hnve no work for tnem to do. Frozen ground does not hold fo.-th much prospect for labor, and tho coun tryman hlmself Is . Idle." Mnny Wnrrnnt* Imtiied. How sorlous the situation has be come may better. be observcd by tho lnnumerable dlstress warrants which are belng issued. Those who have h^on exl?tlnir on their wpeklv wacjes have no money put by for the prover blal rainy day, and the ralny day has cauglit them. To keep theso people under their own roofs and to help them through (?jinlr- -tro'tpned o'rriimotnpce.s l? the problem the Associated Charltles ls facing. To become master of th? situation roqulres herolc method and moi-p fuml?. "Mie Associated Charltles appoals for aid. ' JOY TO SOME Army of Sknterw lluil Advcnt uf Cold Weather. Chilly days and - bltter winds havo bu-ought Joy to some at least, for ponds are covered wlth gleaming ic<v and skatoa sharpened long agos ago aro now comlng into use agaln. Hun dreds of boys'and glrls journc-yed yes? terday to Lakoslde, Forest Hill and to thosf.' places further ln tlio country, where skatlng ls good. At the Reser voir. owlng to its opennesa to the dis-. turblng Intluenpe of the wtnd. the lce is not yet thick enough to permit of safe skatlng. and the police have warned all lov.ers of the apprt to be waro of dangcr. In some other places. however the lce ls between four ana flve inch'es thlok, and.of a good qual lty exoept for occaslonal roughness. cau'sed by tho wlnds. In tho lierbor, heavy floes of lce. comlng down from waterfalla und ciains. caused a deul of trouble yesterday. and the city tug. ln charge of Uaptaltj. Thomas Cunnlngham, waa employed talJ daj* ln cleuring them away so that rlver tralflc ni gnt conttnue unlmpeded, HlKler up, where there la loss cur rent and the water is calmer, tlie rlver is frozen all the way, across, though the lce ls not thlok enough for skat lnFarmerB who had long despalred of ever havlng the opportunTty te flll tl^tr Jce-houses ure now elated over ihe prospect of gettnw ln all they want. From the rlver and from the varlous ponds In the county lce harvostora .ure busy at work. and skaters, In those localltles, will soon be depi'lved, of their i'un. ,.-.; ,_ Stuillo Heeltul. j A recltal was glven on. Saturday at-' ternobn by Mlss JSasie ^?limuu'a clasu Caring for Poor The CUIeona' Relief Aaaoclatlon, whlch la the flnancc commlttee of tbe .Asaoclnted Clmrlllea, bega leavc to report as followat At our bcndqunrterat cnrner of Fourtccuth nnd Frnnklln Streeta, rre Iinve under our care fiftecn llttle cblldren,' llve tnfnnta in the nrmn of thelr young iiiothem, nnd thlrty-Bve clderly men and women, all of whom nre liomclena. frlendlcaa nnd with? out vlalble - inenna of aupport at preaent. In tbe pnat five <Inya we bave >hnd over -00 nppllcunta for tood, cluthlna;, nnuil, conl and medi? cine*, 60 per ccnt. of whom never aaked for help before. ' We beg lenve to extend a moat cordlnl Invitatlon to thc publlc generally to vlalt and Inapect onr herdqunrtera and the relief work nrnong the poor. Thc cxtreme cold wenther menna much aorrnw nnd auRerlng. Do not forget "thc srround-hog aaw hln alirdow on Sunday." That tnenna bad weather and llttle funda for thc poor. Your klnd nnd Ilberul-nsstst unce will ilo much good. Verji truly ynura, HENRY LEE VALEXTINE, P. O. Box 347. at her studln. 502 N^rth F'fth Street. i and was much enjoyed. Among those who took part were: Mlss 'Rupa Lee Lawrcnce, Mlsses Ollbert, Mlss Viola Ullman, Mlss Fannle Rose, Mlss Maude McKenzie. Mlss Zlla Schwartz. Mlss Lena London, Master Theodore Nelson, MIbs Merlo Whitaker. Master Oranvlll6 Hechler, Mlss Rebecca Bowman, Mlss , Nettle Marks, Mlss Rita Bear. Other members of the class are: Mlsses Helen Chnmlee, Maude Hn-wlev, Clarrice Gunst. Tlllic Henshel, MInnie | Hutzler, Irma Straus. Callle Schwar'z. Masters Jack Aroher and Palen Archer. AUDIENCE DELIGHTED Mlas ntdgewny nnd Mlaa Mngrange Plenac Fnll Honae nt V. M. C. A. Mlss Katherlne Ridgeway, Imperso nator and reader. and Mlss Fae Ma grange, planlst. -last nlght entertalned a dcllghted audlenco ln the third serles of wlnter-nlght entertainmenta of the Y M. C. A. Tho largest audlonce of tho season greeted the two pcrform crs. Mlss Magrango showed , great sklll and was. repeatedly encored. In her character" sketchos, and partlcu larly In her reading of "A- Chrlstmaa Story" Mlss Ridgeway showed' that aho Is stlU the' dellghtful entertalner that she was when visiting here five years ago. SUBSTITUTES APPOINTED Flre conimlasloncra Nnmeil Many vto Serve on Probutlon. At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of F^re Commissloners las* nlght tho following substitutes were annolnted on orobatlon: E. R. Nuckols to Englne Company No. 10, L. S. Whlte to Englne Company No. 4, C. V. Toney to Englne Company No. 9 and J. G. Peltri to Engine- Com? pany No. 1. The resignatlon of Coleman ? Wll? llams. flreman.- Grado C, of Englne Company No. 4. was reco ved and ?e cented from February 5th. W. K. Thurston was. appolnted flre? man, Grade C. in Englne Company No. 4. A Fine I Upright A Piano J for only $149 w This instrument * is of reputable make, is full size, and we guarantee j Stieff's, 1 Cut "Flowers, Roses, Design< Mann & Brown, FLOR1STS 5 West Broad SL, Richmond, Va. Phone 3052 Orders filled proraptly; sh!pped anywhire J. L. Hlgglns, substitute of Englna, Company No. 10, was promoted to Ilrfinan. Grade C. ln the'sanie company. Tlio doath of R. T. Olmstead, who was a fireman. Grade C. in Ehgine Corn-' pany No. 4. was reported by their chief ongineer. The board ordered- that tho, oklost substitute who would move wlth- ' in tlie tcrrltory of Eng ne Company No. i, bo appolnted to this-vacancy. l The Glebe School. : Tho midterm examlnatlons of the Glebe School, Mr. Junlus E. Ijeign. headmaster, have just been concluded. The followinfr ls the average standing of those havlng the hlghest marks: R. Taylor Scott 97 1-3; Hunter Barksdale, as 1-2; F. Adams, 95; An thony Adams, 98; Wallace Blanton, 81.' llarr to Ilend Lenguc. ? CSoeelal to Thi'Tlmes-Dlspatch.) ? NORFOL.K. VA., February 0.?At th* annuul meetlng to-nlght James At. Barr was unan'nvoiiKiy riamed as the new" head of- tho 200,000 League, the-. booster buslness organizntion of Nor-.. folk. S.S.S. OLD SORES The deep, underlying cause of every old sore Is a. bad condition of the body tobe absorbedinto the circulatioa iristead of throwing it off through the usual chaauels of nature. Anolher cause is the weakening or polluting ?f this life-streaoi from hereditary taints, or from the effects of a loag spell ?f sickness, leaving disease gerras iu the system. """VVhea the blood is ta this coudition a sore caanot heal because the iinpurities with which the crvcula tion is filled are being constantlydischarged Jnto the place to irritate and Inflatne the tiasues aad further disease tne surrounding flesh, The only treatment that can do any good is one that removes the cause, and for thia jpurpose nothing equals S. S.- S, It begins at the fountaia head of the trouble nnd drives out all germs, impurities and poisons, and then the place, being ?jupplied with rich, pure blood, heals naturally and permanently. Xocal ap plicatious assist jn. cleansing the, place, but a cure can ouly.be affected through a purification of the blood,-, Book on Sorea and TJlcers and any jnedicol advice free. T^ SWIFT SPECIFW CO., ATLAWTA, QA* WANT TO IMPEACH HIM JUDGE J. W. O. BLACKSTONE, OP ACCOMAC. In the* House of Delckulea yentt-rdiiy Mr. Houston. of Ellanbeth City, of? fered m renulutli.u inlllug for au tuven Hgutlun looklug to the lutpeuclnueat M.t 1,,.,.._ III?..U_a..nu ? '/ C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \;t;; r.,,i .,' -atis Sodai Cackrs that; ciaelden>,a good So ukadi.+Dz+; ;#; fT -0; ^Cracke should: . -t.-R -Uneeda. Biscuit;;I f U @' n ' ','e e ,,-d; U ' -: 2f With meals-for meals-beteen meals In dust: 6ghl moisture proof packages.; Never sold in bulk. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY HUNGRY, PEOPLE BEG FOR WORK AND BREAD Do You AdmireBeauty The high state of civilization of the ancient Greeks and Rbmans is" attributcd to their great love of the beauiful. To-day, as you go along our streets, you see new horiies patterned after ancient Greek and Roman ideas,' and/a ,' great many old homes with their fronts rebeau'tified by the addition of a hahdsome porch with plain or fluted columns. In our. big, new store we've.got eight large floors "chock-a-block with the most beautiful furniture that.money, brains and long experience can buy, and we can make your new home a thing of beauty, and by the addition pf "a few odd pieces, make any room in your house .have an entirely different and more beautiful appearance. . We've just subscribed to a limited nuniber of "The Wo nian's Record," a thoroughly high-class :mohthly maga zine, which treats of liigh-class home furnishing. Tf you leave your name and address with us weshall be glad to give you a year's subscriptioii entirely free of any charge. *??URGENSa ADAMS AND BROAD Right m the Cexttre pf tho Furniture Diatrict.