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enactinent of tho blll to reeiulro nll executlohs to bo dono nt tho penlten? tlary by electrlclty. TIiuh ls tlm gal Iowh, with its ghastly aceessorlei] abol li.'heei from Vlrginla soll. Its huiigllng use by inoxperioneod und ngltutcii cilTl ccrs hero unel thcto In the Stnte has donei much to preclpltato thls already bc'intcd rcform. ln thls matter, at least, tho Leglslature hns enrned Ili'* th.iuks, not only of tho cornniunltloH whlch might hc alfllcted wlth theso horreirs, but of tho wholo Stnte, whlch would have been obllged lo shudder at thom?at the liorror**, not nt thc Lf- glsluture. * Tho school BitporltUondents' bill, too, is a measure of great merlt, lt looks to the eyentiuil consolldatlon of thc smaller srhooi dtstrlcts, to ihe better compensntlon of superintendents und to sccurlng better servlco from tHem. Tho fnct that some of the present ?uperlntendlentfl art- Ihefflclcnt'; thut others aro engrossed ln other buslness, especlally the buslness of politlcs,"hns beon a reproach nnd a Hcrlous damage to the! school system. Tho time when merlt, rather thnn pull, wlli secure and ro.taln these posltlons will be, happy time for the publlc welfare. Drlvc* Oul llnekel-SIiops. Tho House yesterday dld a good thlne- ln passlng the bill tu prohibit buckot-sjiops. Thnt Is a Held in which the antl-gambllng crusador muy om? ploy hls energles better than ln an ef? fort to break up ihe playing of domi ne.e? fnr olgars or the, throwlng of dlco for sodawater. The bucke-t-shops may not be any worse thnn the stock ox changc,?but lt ls a spcclos of seductlvo and dostructlvo gambling whlch mukes legltlmate buslness seem'a bore and he-nent labor a waste of tlme. Nlne tenths of stock transactlcns through theso medla aro In no sense buslness transactlons, but mcro wa;;ers upon tho fortnltous rlse and fall of Prlcos. Tho bucket-shop has been run out of thc District of Columbia, anel other places, and I3 seeklng a Tefugo on Vlrginla soll. It should bo requlred to move on. The day ln the Senato was devoted chlelly to the consieleration ot tho ap? proprlation blll. Naturally, discus flons Involvlng mere money are likely to bo monotonous. Now and then. how rver, soiiiothlng of really human Inter? est hecom.*H Involved, and there ls n flash ot Intense interest. The effort of tho Senator from Carollne to securo nn approprlation for teri ngrlcultural cxpcrlmc-ntal statlons was urged wlth such cloquenco and force that there was but one ma? jorlty agalnst the propositlon. As nn Independent measure it would have won, anel may still wln. Ceres has "never yet received her full share e,f the publlc revenues. and though she works liardest, bears tho greatest burdens nnd feeds tho rest of tho people, she ls poor and neglected. Help Poor sihcIoiiin, Another advanco was made when tho B.-nator from Amherst secured thc es? tabllshment of loan funds ut the sev? eral educatlor.al Institutions of the Ktate for poor and deservlng students. The umount to be set asielo is 1 per cut. of the several sunis approprint.'l t.< the various Instituions, and ln ad dltlon thereto. The plan hns worked well in other Statea an.l is In lino witli Jeflerson'S plan of free education of tlie hlghest klnd to poor students of ?sp.elal genius. There wns mtich warfare over the various amendments to tbe blU, but the sturdy chalrman of the Flnance ('..inmlttee continued to urge caution and economy. In the maln hls vlews prevalle.l. notably ln referenco to tho new normal school nt llarrisonburg? provlded It be establlshed there. Frederlcksburg ban challenged the Rockingham metropolls to a light to thc death on the floor of the Iiouse to*day at noon. It will bo a lively battle, nnd the hurg that wins must cxpert to wenr scars. The Board of Health blll. whlch l.? also designed to prevent and curo tuherculosls, ls ;e speclal order in thc Senato to-day. Should It be success ful. tho great white plague wlli have recelveel a blow. Thls dlsease, which is both praventable and curable, is yet the most eleadly of all. and rages over the State with little check or hln Hungry as a Bear and Can't Eat. If, Wlien Mciilllmo Coinea, You Suffrr Krom n Vea-Not Klnd of Htlliger, Vou're a Dyipeplle, How lu Cure All Sloiiincli I renlil.-s. A fcood many people get mad when you tell them tfiey've not dyspepsia, hut way down deep ln thelr stoinac-.hs thoy know they've got It. "I'd love to eat lt. hut I can't," ls one kind of tlyspepsln. "I hate to thlnk of it." is another 1 klnd. Thero nre thousands of people I to-day who linte thelr meals. and love them at tho same time. They haven't [that llno empty-liungry cat-everythlng In-slght klnd of feeling whlch goes I wlth every good, strong, healthy stom 1 ach. That's because they have dyspep? sia. And then thero are others whose i moutliH don't water nt meal tlme or nt | any other timo. They slt at the tahle | and no through tho motlons. only ho causo It's timo to eat. Theso people, too. aro dyspeptlcs. Evory possible klnd of stomach trou ? hle can he cured bv taklng somcthlnir i whldi wlll just take right holcl of all the food ln your stomach nnd dlgost | lt alone without ihe help of tho stom I ach, and let the stomach take a rest. [ Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do this very thing. They ;,rn composed of the |best digesflve knnwn lo Kclence, nnd are absoiutely *afe. <>no In'gredlent alono nf one of these tablets wlll digest Z.oon gralns nf food! These tablets do exuetly the work that a good, strong, healthy stomach does. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tnhl^ts cure all cases ..f dyspepsia, Indigestlon. burnlng l or Irrltatlon, loss of nppotlte, bloat i.riis!.. belchlng, averslon to food, fer racntatlon and un? on the stomnch. Stuart's Dysnepsla Tablets will make you feel "good" before and after each meal, nnd make your stomnch strong and healthy agaln. They wlll mako i yon liappy. Send us your nnme and address to j dav and we will at once send you by I mall n sample packaue, free. Address ! 1\ A. Stuart Co., 160 Stuart Bldg., Mar , shall. MlCh. | Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold 1 at every drug store for 50c a box. ! _ Idrance. Statistlcs for this State. are net nt hand. but in other States tho percentage of deaths from thls cause ls severe. More pe.,pie dle ot It every tnontli tban perlsh of smallpox in a decade, ?_?? t se,. what a fuss Is made over smallpox! One of these days 'there wlll bo :i vacctne, quarantine and ? i . the dozen for tuberculb ahd then it wlll subslde, as small? pox has done. Itevlainn of Code. Tlu. House bill for a commisslon to revise tbe Code rnay come up to-day In the Senat'-. Its fnto ls douhtful. Tlio uncertalnty as to tho personnel of the commisslon Is to some cxtent mlll tntlng against the bill. A number of good men havo been mentloned, and for some active work has been done. The revlsera of the Code of 1SS7? Messrs. RIely, Burks and Staples?were all afterward chosen to the Court of Appeals, and adorned that tribunai. Men of simllar standing und ablllty are deslred now, but they are not- easy to tlnd. The Sennte wlll finish tho npproprla tlon bill to-day. unless stumbllng blocks should bc struck. Up to thls tlme tho way hns been fairly smooth. Sessions of Two Houses At tho openlng of the session of the Houso of Delegates yesterday mornlng Mr. Stubbs. of Gloucester, lntroduced ;. resolution cxpress'ng sympathy with thc people of Cleveland in the burn ing of a publlc school building, witli large loss of llfe. The resolution dlrects Ihe Gove**bor of Virginia to convey thc sympathy of the State of Virginia io the flovernor "?f Ohlo by approprlate messnge. Mr. Stubbs spoke brlefly. alludlng ln feellng terms to the Capltoi dlsaster In RIchmond. ln 1870, saylng that those tvho rcmembered that day when sixty right dead bodies were tnk*n from the Tallen building could sympathlz*) with the people of Ohlo In their present nf fliction. The resolution was unanl? mously adopted and later in thc day was concurred In by tho Senate. Mr. Tahaferro, of Orange. arose te r riuestlon of personal privilege, to correct a press <.rror. He state-d that he was not chalrman of tho Finance Committee, but wa* content to sit ot thc feot of hls nelghbor, Colonel Bow? man, and learn of llnancial operatior.s from hlm. Thls declaratlon producec a general laugh. itap-* nt Cbniinlssloii. Senato Bill No. J."i0, lest on Wed re sday and reconsldered. was taken up. It provldes lor certaln changes in thc dutles of the State Bourd of Edu r-ation and of dlvlslon superintendehts pf schools, in tho compositlon of school tllvlslons, and ln tho salarles of dl? vlslon superintendents. Tho measure was discussed by Mr. Throckmorton, e.f Henrico; Mr. Crnlg, of Rockbrldge, tnd Mr. Pulllam, of Manchester. 6n itho llnal roll-call lt was passed?ayes, [66; noes. IU. A Senate resolution looklng to uni ; form taxation of corporatlons was re [portcd by the Finance Committee wlth j thc recommendation that It should not . pass. Colonel , Bowman, chalrman oi thc committee, stated that If the Leg j t-Oaturd "continued to delegate au thorlty to the Corporation Commission j there would soon be no buslness left I for the General Assembly. | Mr. Cox, of Richmond city, defendeel 'the resolution, saylng that th6 Cor* |poratIon Commlssion, always in ses ision; was tho best body to study anc" ladyiao the Legislature as to the vexec] and dilflcult problem of taxation. Mr. Churchman, of Augusta. and Mr Page. of Hanover. engaged Mr. Cox lt :i collbquy, lu whlch the Corporatlj. Commlssion got soveral raps. Mr Montague, of RIchmond, advocated the resolution, declarlng lt to be ln line with tho State's polley of taxation anc asking whero the Leglslature coulc better look for advlce than to the Cor poralion Commission. the State Audltoi and the Attorney-General. Jlr. Witli ers, of Nansemond, opposed the reso lutlon, holdlng that taxation was dls tlneliy a matter for legislative actlon Imposed by law, and not one whlci could be delegated to any executivi department of the government. The resolution was dlsmlssed by a larg. vote. The discusslon showed con slderable jenlousy on the part of tln Leglslature of the power and authorlt of the Corporatlon Commlssion. Teiichers Ilnn Over Them. Judgo Martin Wllllams called ui And many other painful and serioua ailments from which most mothers suffer, can be avoided by the nse of "Mother's Friend." This great remedy is a God-send to women, carrying them through their most critical ordeal with safety and no pain. No woman who uses ''Mother's Friend" need fear the suffering and danger incident to birth; for it robs the ordeal of its horror and insures safety to life of mother and child, and leaves her in a condition more favorable to speedy recovery. The child is also healthy, strong and good natured. Our book "Motherhood," is worth its weight iu gold to every ?woman, and will be sent free in plain cnvelope by addressing application to BradfieM Reaulator Co. Atlanta, Ga. Sennlo Blll 214, known as the teneh eri' rotlremont hlll, saylng that nn ' lrrutistlblc forco compelled hlm to nslc tliat II. bo taken up out of Itn oider," Amld tho npplause of many young Indles In tho gallerlesi tho hlll wns taken up ont of Its ordor. Each "no" ch tho roll-cnll brought forth tho sr.owls nf tho galtory. The constitu? tional reading was dlspensed wlth. Ayos, 7.1; noes, 0, after whlch sev? eral amendments, Including ono ro duclng the approprlnllou from $10,000 to $.".,000, wero adopted. Mr. T.illaferro, of Ornngo, offered certaln amendmenlM making tho blll apply to whlto tenchnrs only, whlch were lost. An amendment whlch ex ORlptod from tho rotlremont fund nny tcachtirs engaged lo be marrled was read, amld laughter and applause. During the roll-call on tho flnal voto the suspenso of tho gullcrles was noted by nll. I.ong contlnued applause greeted tho uniiouncement of the fliiHl vote, the rosttlt pttindlng 70 to 11. Thoso havlng tho courngr: to stand out agalnst the most vigorous nnd pcrslstent lobhy 'his Leglslature hns seen. not except Irg tho Antl-Saloon Lengue nnd the Physlcians, sneklng to havo their ll? censo tax removed, wero Messrs. Adams, Cralg, Cfirlctt, J. O. Danlel, W. Ii. I'linlcl, Eller, Featherston, Hull, ?lanney, Nolting, Rlehardson, Sterrott, Sutherland, aml "Walker. The blll provides for tho retlremcnt on a speclal ponsion fund of teachers who have served the Stato schools for twenty yenrs, and who are now liiflrm, on appllcatlon to the State Bonrd of Educatlon, who shall keep a 11st of teachers so retlred. The fund for the penslons is to be derived by a tnx' pf 1 per cent. on the pny of nll publlc school teachers, to be deducted month? ly. ICach person on tbe retlred ro:l Is to receivo annually an amount equal to one-half of the annual salary earn? ed nt the timo of retlremcnt. In order to start tht- fund and supplement the 1 per cent. tax, the Stnte upproprlatns 15,000 to tho penslon fund by tlio hlll Just passed, whlch has already received the upproval of tho Senate. Tho Sennte later in tho day con? curred In the House amendment cut ting the appropriation to 15,000. Many Other Mattera. Senator Strodo notlfied tho House that tho Senate had concurred In tho resolutlon of Mr. Boll, of Culpeper, provldlng for a slnglo 11st of school llo'oks. Thls brought fuither applause ! from tho teachers ln tho gallery. Thc i young ladles swarmed through tho cor Iriilorn of the bulldlng to congrntulate | ono another on tho successful passafre ]of tholr measucp. for whlch they have made thn most vigorous light recorded j this sesslon. A number of House bllls returned from thc Senato wlth amendments were taken up, and tlio amendments were sustained. On Houso bill 251, in relation to fisheries, tho amendments of the Senate wero rejected, and a con freiice was ordered. The blll to allow ihe itlchmond, Frederlcksburg and Po? tomac Itallway to secure a new charter i was returned from the Senate wltn j considerable amendments. whlcli had tho endorsement of the pntron, Mr. , Byrd. Thc bill m amended was passed I unanimously. A blll from the Senate to allow the ! Supervlsors of Clarko county to malntaln atoll-sato at the top of tho Blue Kldge mountalns In Snlcker's Gap waa defeated on objectlon of the dele? gatlon from adjolnlng countles. A blll to provlde when suits may be brought against telegraph companles for fallure to transmlt or deliver mes snges promptly nnd as requlred by law waa amended and passed. A nill to allow buslness managers of newspapers to sign certlflcates of pub? llcation in placo of Ihe edltor was also passed. Kllllnc Bucket-Shopa. A Senate bill to prohlbit bucket thopa and deallng in futures precipi tatcd >i vigorous discusslon, many amendments being offered, and voted down. On tho final roll-call tho blll as lt came from the Senato was passed? ayes, 02; noes, ::. A Senate bill regulating tho carry? lng of flrearms, and speclfylng who may carry concealed weapons, was passed?ayes, 66; noes. 1. A bill to prohiblt the salo ol cocaine, except on n prescrlptlon of a physl? clan, and prescribing penalties there? for. was passed almost unanimously. The punlshment provided for tho salo of the drug Is a term of from one to llve years In tlie penltentlary. Mr. Goolrick. of Frederlcksburg, ask? ed that the bill to proyiue for the establlshment of a State normal and Industrial school bo called up to-day at 12 o'clock to settle tha question of slto between Harrlsonburg anel Frederlcksburg. The blll was made a speclal order for that hour. A Senate blll io require nll elee niosynary institutloiis, Including hos? pltals, college, persons and reformato ries to report monthly to the Auditor of Publlc Accounts the mannor ln whlch all Staie funds are dispersed, was passed. A blll to regulate the payment of wltness fees was dlscusseed, an -mend? ment offered by Mr. Pulliam of Man? chester to provlde for S5 fees for phy? slcians summoned as experts being rejected, as were several other mlnor amendments. The blll was passed? ayes. 71; noes, 1. Senato blll No. II. regulating the fees of jailers, alinlng to give an in? crease to jailers of countles havlng but few prisoners. was discussed by Mr. Charles A. Johnson, Mr. Siirratt and others. Mr. Johnson sald the amnedments proposed would cost tho Commonwealth $25,000 a year. These amendments wero voted down and the blll was passed. A blll to fix the powers and dutics of members of the Board of Super? vlsors ln relation to county and school levles was passed by a larger vote, after whlch the chalr was vacated un? til -1 o'clock. Afternoon Session. After a weary tlme at the afternoon session of the House in reading Senate bllls whlch wero passed to thelr third reading, qulte a shnrp spat was sud? denly precipllatc'd when an act was called up regulating the working and keeping in repalr of the roads and brldges of Russell county. Tho blll takes the power from the Road Com? misslon, appolnted by n Democratlc judge of a clrcult court, and puts lt in the hands of tho County Super Vlsprs, pi'osumably Republlcan. Mr. Stuart, of "Wnshlngton, asked that the blll be recommltted to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navlgation. Mr. Grlfnth, of Rus? sell county, a Republlcan member, barnestly contended agalnst further delay In tho passage of tho blll, He wns supported by other Republicans and by several members on tho Denio cratle. slde, who argued that as tho blll wus a purely local measure, thc; Wislies of tlio county delegatlon .shouhl bo heeded. Tho Houso by a lnrge vouo nl'useil to recommit tho blll, and lt was passed to Its third readlnsT Dr. Powell cphsonted to have- dls nilssod a Houso blll looking to OKeinp. tii n of physlcians' Uconses,' a slmllar bill lutroducod in tho Senato havlng already boen defeated. For Uctler Itotula. Mr. Snead, of Princess Anne, made n vtillnnt. light for hls blll to provlde lollel-roonis on electrlc llnes. Chalr? man Churchman sald tho commlttee had found the blll to he Impractleable aml hud unanimously reoommonded that lt should not pass. Tho meiisiiic was tlnuljy dlsmlsod from tho calen? dar. An extended discusslon camo up on tho reading of a blll to ostablU-'i tlui sutllcleney of i.ei'tuln evldoneo as to tho proof of the exlstenco of a publlc H&afth Neve/? Fails to RESTORE GRAY or FADED HAIR to Its NATURAL COLOR and BEAUTY No matter how long it has been --ray or faded. Promotos a. luxurlant -jrowUi of healthy ha.it. Stops its falling out, and posltlvely removes Dnn drulf. Keeps hair soft and gloasy. He fuse all substitutoa. 2}4 times as much in $1.00 as 50c siza. IS NOT A DYE. _, Phllo tlny SDec. Co.. Ncwtrk. N. J. 91.00 and SOc bottles nt OWENS &. MINOR. DRUG COMPANY road: a measuro advocated by Mr. Thrift, nf Madlson; Judge Martin Wll llainH, Mr. Page, of Hanover, and otherM. Several amendments were voted down. Tho oftect of the blll Ir to declaro a publlc road any road whlch has beon worked by the county road authoritleH nnd imed hy tho pub? llc as an open highway, An amendment was agreed upon to except roads worked wlth the permis? sion of the lnnd owner nnel the knowb-dgo of tho county anthnrltlos thnt the road was a private one-. The blll was then ordered to its thlrej readlng. The; wldo-tlre propositlon agnln came up in House bill 207, whlch pe.-rmlts the supervlsors of any county tn ofT.-r a rebate or premium of $5 to thoso who uso wlde-tlred wagons. Mr. Tallaferro, of Orange. opposed and Mr. Churchman, of A.ugusta, fa vorecl the? rneasure. Mr. Laico, patron of the bill. accopted an amendment of Mr. Pago to mako lt apply to carts as well as wagons. Tho good roads polloy of the Stato was dlsmlssed by Mr. Lucn Amendments maklng It optlonal wlth any county to adopt the bonus system nnd rociuirlng that lts adoptlon by tho board of supervlsors bo unanlmous, wero adopted, anel tho blll was then passed to lts third readlng. Scnnlc Hlll-t Pnnapd. To provide a retirement fund for publlc; school teachers, and appre.prlat Ing Ju.OOO therefor. To amend nnel re-enact sectlons 1133, 1437 and 1438 of the Code of Vlrginla, as ameneled by an act. approve,] Docem ber 2*. 1IUJ3, as amended by an act ap proved March 11. 1901. and bv an acl approved March 15. 190B. ln relatlon to the- clutl.-s of the State Board of Edu? cation nnd eif dlvlslon superintendents of schools, lo thn compositlon of school dlvlslons and tho salarles of dlvlslon superintendents. To amend and ro-enact sectlon 149 of tho Code of Virginia In relatlon to pay eif judges nnel clerks. To provide when suits may be brought agalnst telegraph companles for failuro to transnilt or dellver mes sages promptly and as requlred bv law. To amend anel re-enact sectlon 335'S of Ihe Code of Virginia, to allow busl? ness manugers of newspapers to slgn certlflcates In place of oditors. To prohibit bucketing. bucket-.-"hop ping and to abollsh bu.-ket-shops; to declare the same un lawful and to pre? scrlbe the penaltles therefor. To amend and re-enact see-tion 3780 of tho Code of Vlrginla, ns heretofore ameneled ln relatlon to carrying con ccaled weapons. To prohibit the sale or giving awav or otherwlse dispenslng cocalne. alpha or bota eucane. or any mixture of elth? er, except on thc prescrlptlon of a licensed physielan, and pre.-.erlblng a penalty therefor. To requlre nll eleeinosynarv Institu? tions, hospitals, colleges, universitic-3, prisons and reformatorles to report monthly to tho Audltor of Public Ac? counts in detail the manner in which all funds received by sald Institution; from tho Commonwealth are dlsbursed. To nmend and re-enact Sectlon 353-1, Codo of Vlrginla. ln relatlon to pay nent for wltnesses summoned for thc Commonwealth. To amend and re-enact Section 3532 ct the Code of Vlrginla. as amend?<1 by acts npproved, February 24, 1S9S ln relatlon to the fees of Jallors. To amend and re-enact Section 833 of the Code of Vlrginla. as heretofore amended. In relatlon to the powers anc; dutles of tho Board of Supervlsors at annual meetlng, by changing the body of sald sectlon and by tho addltlon oi a new section to be designated as See ticn S33a, whlch shall prescrlbe thc powers and eluties of boards of super? vlsors in relation to countv and schoo levles. > To validate tho rccordallon of meut cranda of sales or contracts for thc sale of goods and chattels whereln the title thereto, or a llen thereon, is re served or tho transfer of tltles Is made to depend on any condltlon, and pos? sesslon is delivered to the vendee. To amend and re-enact Sectlon 1035 of an act entltled, "Chapter 269. an ac: to amend and re-enact Chapter 44 oi thc Code of Virginia, in relatlon te. cities and towns, and to repeal Sec? tlons 1039 and 1040 of tho Cole oi Virginia, and Section 1043 of the Code of Virginia, as amended anel re-enactOk by an act approved March 4, 1S9G, anc as attempted to be repealed by an ac npproved March 7, 1!)00. and to repea an act approved JIarch 7. 1900, en titled, 'An act to provide for local as. sessments ln cites and towns,'" ap proved May 20, 1903, as amended ane re-enacted by an act approved Mare! 15. 190B. To provldo for tho Incorporatlon bj the courts of towns of moro than tw< It Pays \ you to buy of us for cash. We save you 25 ?/o. 4 cans Tomatoes for - - 25c Sugar Corn, 4 cans for - 25c White "A" Sugar, lb., 4 l-2c Large cans Bartlett Pears, 8c 3-pound Jar Home >Ud- Pro- Ofl/. eervoa . *m\. Llma Beans. per 0 pound . 5-pound can llom* M a el e Pre- OC scrv-s .*-,J* Large lilshl'o-OC tatoce. neck.. ?*?"-*' 2-poun.l roll OC_ Butter **JL 3 poundn l.arel 1 Good Malt 71/ Pork, Ib... ?72' 2-pound package Proparcil Q~ Bucl-vvheat .. **"*? Vlrginla Prldo 14 Cottoo. Ib.... -*** Callfornla Bv.ap"' raieel Peachei, lAr .per IU.14C 25c | Gooel Mlxed Oft I Toa, lb.OUC iScotch Her-?JA_ rlnc-s. box_?UC j French Candy, p j par I'o. OC j L a r g o oanig Bakod Bcaim. OC Bonelesa C'ocin&li, 7_ l 1-lb. brlcks ,, IC 0 Ibs. Brown <JC Sugar for _<".DC Carolina/ ll I c o. _ por ll>.OC 7 large bars Swlffs I'rlelo Soap nt* for. ibC IIchI Wine, Catawba a n .1 Black- ct\ berry, gullon. ?UC Best Ilanui, 1 <j-i / ? per 11,.... 1*72C .1 Ibs. Washlng r Soela for . Dc S.Ullman'sSon STORES: 1820-23 BAST MAIN STRBBT. 500 l-.'AST MAHSIIA1.L STHBBT, PJIONBS AT UACU STORE. hundred and less than five thousand ln I'.nhttants, nnd conforrlng upon sald. towns, when Incorporated, certnln pow? ers of tii.Mitlon. To nllow tho Rlohmond, Frodorlckn burg nnd Potomac Rallroad to acqulre a now charter under certnln condltlons ns ainondcd by tho Senate, SENATE Tho ordor of the day In tho Senate was tho approprlatlon hlll, but bofore tho hour set for It arrlved, much lm portant othor buslness wns consldered. The Houso resolutlon provldlng for a slnglo list of text-books In tho publlc schools wns ralled up nnd passed, an atnondmont offered by Senator Keezell being voted down. Tho blll provldlng for the executlon of crlmlnals in tho Stnto penltentlary was passed, and thoro wlll be no more linnglng ln thls Stato, ns a clause ln the bill calls for electrocutlon. Anoth? er clause prohlblts any newspaper or publlcation from printlng tho detalls of tho executlon, and sets forth that nothlng but the foet shnll be made known. Opposed to Hlll. Senntor Keezell was opposed to the blll. Ho saw no reason for changing the tlmo-honorcd custom, and Senator ?' Folkes took tho samo vlow. Tho latter | f.und there was no uso addresslng the Senate on tho subject, ns the blll would suroly bc passed. It was llko slngtng psalms to a dead horse, but neverthe? less ho thought It ti bad move. No other Southonr Stato hnd adopted thc plan, nnd tho local hnnglngs served to lmprens the negroes, and In thls jway to prevent moro ot tho "uniuen jtlonnblo crlmes." I Senntor Early agreed wlth both Seu iators Keezell nnd Folkes. Senator Gra ; vatt sald the mere faet thnt no South? ern Stato had adopted this modo of ; executlon should not dctcr Virginia, nnd it is a well-known fuct. ho de? clared, tliat publlc executlon, whlch tho system now employed vlrtually amounts to, does not prevent crlme. Senator "Walker did not know of any? thlng moro domorallzlng than local hanglngs. Ho thought tho ban of se crecy would much moro Jtnpress the Imaginatlon of tho negroes. Sonator Parks offered an amendment provldlng that tho body should bo sent back to tho felon's relatlves after tha executlon at thelr expense. Thls amendment was adopted. Approprlatlon Xcceaanrj-. Senator Itarmun had no objectlon to the blll, but called attention to tho faet thut thc electrlcal plant at the pen ientlary could not furnish sufflclent current for thc chalr, and that an ap? proprlatlon would hnve to be made to carry out thc provisions of tho meas? ure. The blll relatlng to the timo of hold? lng tho ternis of tho clrcult court.?, whlch was a speclal order for thc mornlng, was passed by temporarlly, ns thero wns some dlsposltlon to dls? cuss thc matter. Senator Lassiter of? fered an amendment, tuklnir Powhatan county out of tho l-'ourth Judlclal Clr? cult and puttlng It ln the Fifth. Senator Slms clalmed that the amend? ment was not gormano to lho blll, nnd it was passed by. The Senate concurred ln the Huose resolutlon cxtendlng sympathy to the families of tho children burned In thc sclioolhouse fire at Cleveland. Many Sennte bllls wero reported passed hy tlie House with sllght amendments, to all ot whlch tlie Sen? ate agreed. Approprlatlon Hlll. In presentlng tbe approprlatlon blll, Senator Keezell said the Finance Com mlttee had workeel falihfully over tha measure and he hoped lt would pleas.> everybbdy. lt was a source of graiul atiun to hlm to seo the blll carry nearly $11,000,000 now, against about $5,000,000 when he flrst came to the Leglslature. "An erroneous Idea provails," sald Senator Keezell. "that the Treasury of thls State Is overflowlng, and all that has to be done Is to come here, dlp ln. and get all you want. This. however, is not 'the case. I am sorry thnl we couldn't give everybody all he uuked for, but we have done ot r best, and I hopo that every one wlll be satls fled." Re.wtor Keezell went briefly over llio b|i|, e7.]il?lr.ing all Important clinnges. und irciecied approprlations. The. blll was then presented, the constitutional re.'idings were dlspensed wlth. tind tho attack began. Senator Lns-si.'er trltd to have the salary of the Superlnten? dent of tho Penltentlary ralsed to $2. 5C0. but as tho committee hud already made i> substantlal Incrjuano, mo Oi.'icnilmcnt was voted down. For Entertiilnme'iT. Seiut-Ji* Folkes offered ni amend? ment npproprlatlng $5,000 for thc ex? penses of entertalnlng by tho Gover? nor. This. he said. is a var.v expen iivo ofllce, and he had learned that the Governor had spent hs much as $1,000 ln entcrtainlng recently. "I don't know thnt thls ls so," );e went on; "tho Governor never told me, ond I am not doing lt for personal rea? sons. I dldn't support the Governor at the last electlon. In fnet, nobody I support ever gets elected. I mlght support Judge Mann next tlme. and, therefore, I Invokc hls ald In this mat? ter." Probably, Mr. Folkes said, the next Governor mlght not glvo qulte ns ex penslvo entertalnrhents, but flzz water and lemonade are rather expensive. Nolhwlthstandlng thls, the amendment was rejected. At 2 o'clock the chalr was vacated untll 2:30 o'clock. Afternoon Sesslon. When the Senate reconvened House Bill No. 249, rogardlng tho tlme for holdlng court in the several judlclal clroults, was taken up and tho debate upon Senator Lasslter's amendment was renewed. Senator Slms read a letter from Judgo Hundley, ln whlch he stated that hls dutles nt present are very heavy and that lf thls additional county were added. he would have more business than he could transact. Senator Lassiter did not thlnk that Judge Hundley had so very much work. and he called for a vote. Tho Senato was not ready to vote on tho subject however. Tho chalr did not count a suftlclent number up to sustaln the call, and the niattoi was agaln passed by. When tho approprlatlon bill was taken up agaln thc flrst amondnient wns of? fered by Senator Folkes, who asked tho sum of $7,000 for mlloage for mem? bers Of the Leglslature. Thls wns totn porarlly passed by, as Sonator Keczell sald it would bn better to put lt In anothor sectlon. Whon tho sectlon In questlon was reached tho umenilineiit was adopted. An anienclme'nt offered by Senator Walker, creatlng tho posi? tion of asslstant Janltor of tho ll? brury and uppi'oprlatlng $300 per year for salary, wus adopted. The soctton approiiruitlng $50,000 for a normal school nnd namlng- Harrison hurg us the locatlon caused a Inngthy debato, Senators Saunders and Thorn? ton vigorously opposlng tho namlng of a slto beforo tho Assembly us ii wholo hnd deelded whero suoh school was to ba situated. Senator Keezell said that llari'lsoiibiirg hnd beon named, because it hud beon the choice of the .Seuiite. He carefully explained thnt by namlng Harrlsonburg, no tlnai actlon was taken! and no harm couhl bc\ dono. . Senutur Sftundei'e. was afrald lliul U THE 9 wcmn SHOE FOR MEN \J%T Overflowing 'gg'with atyle and com- , fort, durable in the ex- , treme, Packard Shoea please particularpersonal who desire dressy effetfta J at medium cost. See our, new Sprin*** Oxfords^ They will surely^ ' please you. Sold at $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 in all styles WM. A. SORG & CO., 326 E. Broad St. Richmond, Va. tnlght influence somo of tho Kouso members In favor of the city named, ind offered an aine_4mont strtlclng out the nnme. Tho amendment was voted down. Grnvntt'N Cliargr. More chargos of "under holt" came mt when _r. Oravatt offered an itnendment provldlng for tho establlsh? ment of nn agrlcultural expcrlmental -tatlon. and calllng for an approprla? tion of about $10,000. Dr. Oravatt nlalmed that ho had not been allowed to appear beforo tho Flnanco Commlt teo ln behalf of tho bill; tho members of thls eommitteo had got an "under holt," glven tho blll a black eye, and sent It up wlth tho rccommondatton that It do not pass. Dr. Oravatt wont on to explaln, at somo length, thc bencllt such an Institution would hc to tho farmers. Ho was tho farmers friend, ho sald, and would do every? thlng In hls power to holp them. Wher tho pending question was called, there was a very falnt chorus of ayes. Thoi c'-.me. tlie .'??uiprlRo of tho day. "I cal for the ayes and noos," sald Dr. Ora? vatt. rlslng to hls feet. "1*11 show the farmers of thls State, who thelr friend: c.re." When thn clerk had flnlshed calllnr: tho voto lt wns npparent thnt thc "ayes" had lt. Scnntor Keezell, who "p to thls tlme, had defeated all at tempts to break Into tho blll, almost rtished up to tho clerk's desk anc breathlessly asked what tho voto wns At thnt moment two Senators came out of the clouk room. Both voted "no." Tl-e clrrk nnnour.ced tho vote as 16 tc 16. "And tho amendment is defeated,' saiel PreslrUnt Echols. l**ollowih_ ls tho recorded vote: Ayes?Carter, Gravatt, Gunter, Hart Hejbbs, King. Lasslter, Lcsner. Rlson Sale, Saunders, Sale, Strode, Thornton Tucker, Ward?16. Noes?Chase, Early, Echols, Edmon? son. Fletclier. Kolkcs. Halsey. Harman HOllo-.fi, Keezell. Mann. McAlCXand.r Parks, l'arsons. White, Wlckham?1.;. The only ainendment of Importance *\l.ieh got through was ono offerocl by Sei aloi Strode. approprla'.'ng toout ?.'? Tno to be> divided among the sevora Stnte educntlonnl Institutions and tc be- used Ccr tne establlshment nf i State student loan fund at oien or thi cKcges for thc beneflt of ldsor*;lnj y.-ung rrcn who nttd ilnanclal '?<*._. Alglit _rsnloo. Wcrking under a resolution adoptee i-.ilier In tho dny, the Senate, at Ui nlght session, dld not take up tha ap Ple.prlatlon blll, hut we_t back to vhc calct.dur. Tho rulo was tho samo ai that adopted on Wednesday nlght. earl Senator when hls namo wns callcc brlnglng up one blll for passngc. To amond .ind lo-enacr. an act entltled ar act lo empower tlie Board of Supervisor! mid Judge of the County Couri of cjllra tc authorlze thc Daughters of the Confrdcrnc*, to erect a monument on tho cnurthoum s.iuaro at Poarlsburg. Vu., to the memorj of the Confederate soldlers of snld county and In thelr dlecretion to npproprlate mone*, to ald ln tho erectlon of sald monument approved Mavch 2S, 1003. To provide a road law for Appotnatto* county, and to repeal atl former actr, pro vldlng road laws for Appomattox county and alt actB and parts of acts In confllci thcrewlth. To authorlze tho Board of Supervlsors o the county of Tnge, Va.. to borrow tbo sun <>* "125,000, or cuch part thereof as they ma. dcternilnc. with whlch to construet one o': twe. brle)B.->s as mny be agreed upon by sale bdurd, over the Shenandouh Rlver ln saic county, and to Issue tho bonds of the count. therefor. To amend and rc-cnact sectlon 5 of chap ter 8 of an act concernlng publlc servlr. corporatlon*., approved Jununry IS, 1901, a ameneled hy an uct approved March 17, 1908 and to amend and re-enact sectlon ? o chapter S of i.n act concernlng publlc servlci corporatlons. approved January 18,1901, ii regard to tho dutles of telegraph and tele phone companles. To establlsh an agrlcultural oxperlmen station at tho Stato Penltentluiy Karm. To amend and re-enact Sectlon 2095 of the Code of Vlrginla, to prevent non-resldcnti from belng concerned er Interested ln ilshhu In the -.raters of thc Common-venlth fur thc purpose of manufacturlng the *nmo Into oil iish bcrap or manure, or lu guch manufac turc. To authorlze the closlng of tho clark'.. office of nny court In any city havliifr ov.i 30.000 popul.itlon, upon publlc holldays. To amend and rc-enact sectlon 2151 of thc Codo of Vlrginla, as amended by an nei approved March II, 190U, ln relatlon te stealing of oysters. To amend and re-e*?act an aet entitled ar oct to amond and re-onact an act npprovee Mftrcb 7, 1900, entltled an act te. provldo i'o worklng and keeplng ln repalr thc publli roads anel brldges In tho county of Wash Ington; and to authorlzo tlm Board of Su pervlsors to boirow money by the issuo o bcuds. To amend and re-enact sectlon 1 of an ae entltled an act to prcvont cruelty to chlldrei and to rcjulate and provldo for thelr contro aud custody ln certaln eaiss, approve. Mierch 3, IS96. Penslonlng niatrons whd served ln Con fedorato hospitals foi- a period of twolv. months durln_ the War Between the States and who have nnt roal est.ato to the valu of $750. or an an*ual Income of $150, and 1 she bo a marrled woman whose husband ha noi that quantlty of real cstnto or tha amount of Income. Tu provide for tho office of Secretary o Vlrginla Mllltary Records, prescrlblng hl dutles, nnd for collectlng materials for tli "History of Vlrglnln ln the Clvil War": an. to approprlato tho sum of $3,000 annual!: for tho years 1908 nnd 1909. to defray th necessary expenses of tho offlce. To amend and ro-onact sectlon 3330 ot th. Positively our**'! by thoso Little Pills. Thoy also rellevo Dls tress from Dyspepsia, In? digestion and Too XXoaxtj Eatlu_. A perfect rem* odj-forDtolness, Nauaca, Drowslness, Dad Tasto la tho Mouth, Coated Tongue, Pain ln tho Slde, _____ TORPID UVER. Tht. regulate tho Bowels. Purely Yes*table. SHALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE Gunuino Must Bear Fac-Simile Signature REFUSE SUBSTIT-JTES, Code of Vlrglnln, and to amend and re enact nn act approvod February 2S, 1831, tolatlve to the fo-*a "f juntlces. Tc Incorpornto the town of Potomac, tt the county of Alexandrla. To amcnd nnd re-ennct sectlon 8, aactton 17. aa amended and ro-cnitcted by an act npproved Doeember 13, 1903, nnd sectlon 11 ot nn act entltled nn nel to ralsc revemu for the siippo.t of the government and publU i schools nnd to pay tho Interest on ths publlc debt, oncl to provlde n spoclal tan ror penslons. nn authorlzcd by aectlon ISO ot ii Constltutlon. To amend and ro-ewict sectlon 110 ot tht Codo ns ncretofore nmended, in relation to the pay of judges, clerks and commlsslonara oC clectlons. To establish n. permanent place In thei Stato Penltentlary at Rlchmond, Va.. for tha exrcutlons of felons upon whom the death penalty Is to bo Imposed. To repeal an act entltled an act to provldn for the repalr and mntntennnca of publlo rends ln Princess Anno county, approved Mnrch 5. 1900. Provldlng for the funeral expenses of Con? fedorato soldlors or wldows who are now. oi hereafter may be, cnrnlled on tha penslon toll ot thls Cnmmonwenlth. To establish a school of mlnes as a de pnrtment of tlio Vlrglnln. Agrlcultural and Mechanlcal Collego and Polytechnic Insti? tute, and to innko an approprlatlon for tho same. KILL GAS PLAN: (Contlnued from Flrst Page.) tho strugglo of Monday night, but aa the plan wns llkely to reduce tho reve? nue of the clty. President Peters pro? duced an oplnlon from Clty Attorney Pollard, sustulnlng hls own view, that the passage nf the 90-cent ordinance would requlre :i two-tlilrds vote. Twenty-tour wero necessary, and tha vote was, ayes 18, nays 9. Mr. Mllls sald that there wns such .1 confllct of oplnlon between city offi? cials as to tho cost of ninniifacturitig that It would hr> unwlso to change tlu present rates. Chalrman Miner. of tha. I.ight Commlttee, mado an extended iiigiiiiient In favor b'f reduction. Ho contended thal as the. works were pay? ing .i handsomo dlvidend. the cltizeiis wero entltled to somethln**-. Deelarlng thal New York. Massachu BCtts, New Jersey nnd other States were, not selling the product at less than 51 per 1.000 cublc feet, Mr. Cary pointed out the danger of a cut here, especlally when an expert hnd shown ln 1901 that thc cost of the product, delivered at tho burner, wns 9!) cents. Mr. D. M. Whlte presented the novel argument that it would be a great ad vertisement for Richmond if it could publlsh to tha world thnt lt was selllnsr gas at 90 cents. "Would thero be any sense In thst." Alr. Cary asked. "if tho same gns wns costing you moro than 90 cents?" Mr. Whlto, however. denied that thls would be the caso. Captaln XV. L. White opposed the reductlon. Tho polnt most emphaslzed by dlfX" ferent members was that the clty. though engaged in tho gns buslness. had no way of ascertalnlng exactly the cost of manufacturlng. Dr. Wil? liams wanted to know if the Financo Committee could reviso its system of bookkeeplng so that thls questlon could be mnde clear. Ho added thnt ho would rnther give thc people :\ lower rate than to spend so much money for smooth pavements ln the Wost End. Thero was a passlng hint of graft somewhore and sometlme. when Mr. Hobson asked lf lt wero not a faet that certaln gas-stove dealers had been trylng to sell thelr wnres, witli the understandlng that tho clty would supply tho fuel at 75 cents. "You wlll probably hear of that later In an investigation," said Mr. Cary. Subscqitently, lt was explained that whllo the Gas Department was not a party to the smooth business scheme. lt liad been worked by somebody, tho Inferehco being that a certain edaler had clalmed that hls stove had the oln cial approval of the elepartment, and would consequently get tbe benefit oi tho 75-cent rate. No dcflnlto charges wero made, however. Mr. Lynch, tho orlglnal S5-cent gas man, gavo the stand- pat ters sevoral I'.ncomfortable moments. "This whole thing," he sald. "gets down to tho quest*on ot whether you aro golng toi sustain the Flnance Commlttee or give the peoplo a clieaper rate. Y'ou won't do lt because you want moro money to spend. You want $20,000 for a smooth pavement on Monument Avenue, and yet you won't ruise Lester Street." A great deal of gas had been burned, aiul there had been much of tho other klnd, when everybody called for the show-down. The Mllls mocion to defer untll nfter the rehabllltation of tha plant. whlch Mr. Lynch sald was mere? ly a dodge, was voted down. Then tha orlglnal 90-cent ordinance was sent to the block, ihere to be defeated. Tho vote was as follows: Ayes ? Messrs. Atkinson, Barber, Davis, Don Leavy, Fergusson, Gates, G. B. Hobson, Lynch, Miner, Batkips, Grlmes, Powers, E. D. Rlehardson, Um huif, D. M, Whlto, Wllllams. Wlltahlra and Peters?IS. Noes?Messrs. Cutchlns. Cary, Lea, Mllls, Pollard, Pollock, W. F. Rlehard? son. Spence and W. L. Whlte?9. When tho Joint Commlttee on Watei nnd Electrlcity reported that the con? traet for plans and speclflcatlons fo> tho proposed olectric light plant a1 tho Old Piimp-Houso hud been award? ed to E. XV. Trafford, without a com? petltion, thoro was vlolent opposition on tlio part of Mr. Hobson, Captaln Whlto and others, who thought thero should have been an open contest, Tho roport, however, was conflrmed. Tho salary of two pollco captainss captalns was Increased. The vlsiting stnff propositlon for the Clty Homm waa adopted, and much work of mlnor - lmportan.ee was "-cleared from tha docket. Mr. Forgusson'a ordinance t.> uboilsh the Committee on police, Elod tlona und Schools, wus sent to tho Com? mltteo on Ordinance, Charter and Re form. Mr. John Cutchlns, tho new member from Lee Ward, waa swor? la.