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FOR KIDNEYS AND BLADDER
The followlng preacrlptlon la snld to be tho beat obtalnablc /or ilfirangcd kldnoyn, bladiler or llver: Buy from any good drugsilat one-half otinco Mu tax compound ln nriglnni analed pock ?RP, one-half otinCO lltild nxtract Ilu <hu, six OUliCOa good, pure gln, Mlx nnd. tnke ono to l.wo teaapoonfiil.. af tOr encb iiichI. <lin Hiire to get the <-eniilno Murnx compound In orlulnal aenlod pai-loige.i Thla remedy shonlrl be taken at flrat slgn of kldney trouble, auch aa palns ln Ihe hack, froauont or blghlv-colni-ed iirlnatlon, arnldlng nrlne, rlieumiitle paltiM In the Joints, illiriineil vlalon. pumnrsa under tly byeB. Thls nllowa tlie kidneys to nurlf.:* the blood nron erly nnd prevents -hronlo rhenmnllam. dlabctes or di-otnl Bi;lghl'a diseiu.o. HOWITZERS OPEN TO Fine Home for Historic Command Ready for Irispection and . Rcception. EQUIPMENT SECOND TO NONE Governor, Mayor and Othcr., ln vited bo Speak?What Annory Is Like. [ "Wlth bccomlng ceremony and wlth a celebratlon Justly due, the Richmond Ilowltzer.s will formally enter thelr neu* addition. and adjunct to the arm ory. at 8:30 o'clock to-nlght, tho dedi < atlon to be attcndei! by informal nd drcssea bi Governor Swanson, Mayor Itlchardaon. I.leutenant-Oovernor Elly aon. Colonel Barton ||. orimdy, Colonel C. i:. wimjo, Captain W. M. Myers and Captain T. M. W.rtham. The ceremOnlen wlll be preceded by an Informal amohor, aml tlie vast drill hall wlll be ilecorkted ro-, the occaalon ln thc Confederate uud natlonal colors, One of tbe rrioal plctureaque and ap? proprlato part.. i.r tlie dedlcatlon core monjea wlll h" t!tc presentatlon to thc command of tbe llowlttera.' old sponge bucket- whleh waa left on the fleld after tbe memorable eoncluslon of ihe war at Appornatt-iN Courthouse. Tlie *pon*-*e imcket was presented .ew days as,) by a promlneni member ol the Legislature io Colonel Wlngo, tvliO, ln turn, wlll pre.ent lt to the Tlowlt _ers. Captain Mycrs wlll recelve'11 on Iiehalf of hls command. and it wlll b. placed in the museum of rellca. Iliiny l?Utliimi!-,lieil Guealn. Though thc occaslOn, like all the Howltzer-' .ufair:-, tvhl-m are well known for the delightful hours they atTord. wlll be purely Iriformal, It wlll li<- our- of the bl?-g.;si |n the history ??/ the present command, and l.ei-ldea those mentloned there wlll ln- many members of tlie i.-Kt-ii.r.un. ctty coun? cil aml men promlnent both ln civil ur.,] milltary life present to share and partlclpate ln the fc-stlvitles. of the Ui >l|r| known, l. one of known milltary State. ln days i v|rc on manj a nkmea of which walls "f theli p liaa now one of uiorit- ln it regular arri fcnnually to yf the cleai 111 tha i metuorable Held. tho li iu..;. bc sccn on the pi-senl drill hall., It <f the besi equlpped ar ?iouth. and, accordlng to experta who come here ipect the equipment, one l and neatcsL The new addition, tyhlch was onee tbe armory ?( the old stuart llurso | Gitards, la s'eparated from the armory ' by a courtyard, and ihe two builUiujia, onc ou Seventh Street; thc other un Kfghth Strcet. stand b-ick to back, tbe! onc easlly accesslble rr?>ui thc other. The addition, or tho building on Scv- | enth Strcet, wlll bc used solety for j aoclal and gymnastlc purposes, On j lts lower or main floor it contain- ?? awlmmlng pool, bullt of marblc ttling. | aud a form of concretc. slxty-ono fect aix Inches in length by thirty feet in width, and havlng a depth tungiiig i from three and a half to nlne feet. In a hall leadlng out from thc pool are tho lockers aml dressing rooma, ' all bullt of thc same material, _hower and tub baths and othcr accessories. On thla floor there Is no wood, every? thing being conatructcd of stone mate tial, and so arranged as to bc easlly flttshed and cleancd. Hot and cold wa? ter is lald on, thc heat bolng gencrated ln thc armory aud conducted to the annex by a systern of plpea. Thc pool la thc most spaclou.. iu the State, and all ita adjuncts are complete ln every detall. t.'oncrcie plllara support a inetal celllng, and everything ls llrc proof. Morae (iymiiniHlIe Kcnlurc?. On thc uppcr floor are thc gymnas- j tie hall. the readlng and lounging l room. the pool and bllllard room and j numerous lockera. All are well lltted ! up, and thc gymnaaluni has. everythinc; that appertulns to athletlc exeivise, wlth arrangcrnents tor the playing ot basketball. As soon as means will jus tify it a competenl Instructor will be placed ln charge., Cloanllness ancl ncatiicss will be the order of the day. Smoklng wlll be al? lowed only tn the readlng and loung? ing room. The nnncx has been nearly cighteen months in the building. lt waa ar? ranged and tlttcd up without aid of Btate funds, the necessary sum having boen raised hy the city and subscribed by individuala and thc Howitzers. and it ts regarded as a credit to thc or Eani-atlon and a llne testlmonlal or the loyalty of the men to thelr com? mand and ils iradltlons. The work waa largely supcrvlsed by Captalns Wortham and Myers, who planncd many of the detalls. Building Inspector Beck took much Intoreat ln thc work, and Cai-ncal & Johnson, tho archltccts, and A. C. Bedford, tho conlractor, wero no less untirlng to see that the work was ?well dono. After the excrciaes to-nlght the an? nex wlll be open every day and nlght trom IL' M. to U P. M? and wlll be accessiblo to every member of the com? mand. "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS," The Carbonate :of Soda which is its natural and chief constituent is the sworn enemy of Gout, Rheumatism and Indigestion; ' HISTORIC COMMAND TO OCCUP\ NEJV OUARTERS 10-NIGHT OVMJVASIL'M. STATES OFFICIALS (Contlnued from First I'age.) deusant afTair and wlth thc jolnt ses lon, in wlilch, according to tho pro ^i'slons of the Constltutlon of thc Inlted States, tho cleetlon of Sonator oink-l was ratllled and effectlve. The louso dld practically nothlng else. lowcver, some lmportant matters were aken up In tho Senate. The blll omplnylng Attorney-General tVllliam A. Anderson to qpntlnue to iroseciite thc State debt litigation vent through without the usual com uittee action and readlngs. The blll ncreaidng tho number of aides on the staff of the Govcrnor was also passed. Of more Interest than anythlng else n the day's sesslon was tlie effort of he Senate Republlcans to accuse tho democratlc party of extravagance. The jenate had under consideration the l-"leti-her tax equo-Ilzation bill. Sena :or Noel attacked it, calllng it revo lutiotiary, and saylng that lt put the la.t affalrs of the State In the hands of i polithal ollgarchy more cbnsctenco? less than that of the Czar nf Russia -enator Keezell vigorously resented the Ittack on the State's llnancial man igement, nnd hiirled the accusation back at the Senator from Eee. Sena? tors Fletcher and Halsey also defended the admlnistratlon of affalrs. The bill went over. The Virginia Polytechnlc Inatltuto inv. Btlgatlon i.? almost al hand. With? in a day or two. lt ls expected, mem? bers of the Legislature wlll Introduce jolnt resolutlons providlng for an Im medlato investigatlon. io be made by a joint committee. Thc Halsey bill requirlng the elec? tion of State Corporatlon Commtsslbn crs by popular vote was reported fa i-orably to the Senate, Ii seems liktly that the McAlexander blll providlng for Itepuhlirans on clec toral boards wlll be favorably reported. lt Is understood that the Senator from Frankiin will wlthdraw the provislon fprblddtng members of party commlt? tees from scrvlng as Judges of election or as rcglstrars. SENATE At 11:46 yesterday the Senate eon ?\r-rir-ri. Favorable report was received on tht IIousc blll providlng for thc aii ncxatlon of Manchester to Itlchmond, and on the blll of Senato,- llalsay to provlde for popular election ot mem? bers of the State Corporatlon Commis? sion after 1SJ13. The Finance Committee reported a hlll calllng for the emplovment of At toriiey-Generai Wllllam A. Anderson as -speclal counsel ii, the Stnte debt matter nt a compensation of $1.0,001), and, on motlon of Senator Halsey, of Eynchburg, tho constitutional readlngs were dispensed with and final assent of tho Senate glvcn to tlic bill. Thc time havlng arrlved for the jolnt session with thc House for the l purpose of ratifying the election of I Senator Daniel, the members of the 1 Senate proceeded to the hall of thc House of Delegates. After rcturnlug to tlie Senate cliam- I ber, Presldent Pro Tem. Echols, of i Staunton, took thc- chair. Senator Keezell presented a resolu- i tlon providlng for the payment of the janitor of the Senato Finance Com? mittee. It was passed. A report was received from the'Stato Coi'pbration Commission. statlug how much money would go to each county through which railroads pass. in caso the rolling stock were taxed tn pro? portlon to such counties, rather than wholly at the ternilnals. Senator Strode, of Amherst. moved that 500 coples oC the report be printed. Snlnrv ?>f Clrcult .ludKcs, Senator Snle. of Xorfolk clty. called up hls bill providlng thnt where a siu gle countv constitutes nn entlre judl elni circuit the county may increase tho salarv of its circuit judge. Ho ex plain'ed that Norfolk would be the only clty affeeted. Constitutional readlng was dispensed wlth, and the bill put on Its passage and carricd Senator Owen, of Prim-e Edward, asked immedlate passuge of the House blll providlng eight moro colonela Cor the slaff of tho Governor Senato'r Keezell, of Rocklngham, de? slred to ascertaln lf there wero any provislon in the blll requrlng the colo nels to be properly untl'ormed. Senator Sale, of Norfolk city, iu formed the Senate that tliere was pro? vislon elsewhere ln the mllltary laws for such unlforms, and jocnsoly thrent ehtered eoui-t-martial ln case the uni forms were not worn. Senator Keezell, of Rocklngham, smllingly suld that with the assuranco of the 'future Adjutant-Generol that thesc colonels would be "uncommis- | missioned. u nol properly unirorms," in- wouta withdraw hla ot>j--ctions. The bill passed, but Senators Stroth c'r, of GUcsj and Carter, ot Rappanan nock. were recorded against tne In creaes of the -'cuunels." Senator Lessncr, ot Norfolk clty, de? slred Immedlate considtrration ot his bill, increasing thc salary of the judges. Senator Wlckham, of Henrlco, oo Jected to Imrhedlate consideration. Senator Halsey. Of Lynchburg, said the bill ought to be taken up at once, so thal linal actlon mlght be had be Core February l. when- thc terms of certaln judges began. If the bill were golng lo pass it ought to pass in time to give these incomiiig judges the ben ??lit of the increase. Evefl in case tho blll were passed later in the sesslon, these judges would not be affected benellclally bv the bill until ctght years (rom now. it was but equitable and fair. he thought. that the blll should be actod upon imrncdlately. Tlme to llctrcnoli. Senator Keezell, of Rockingham. was opposed to immediate action. No mat? ter when thc blll mlght be passed there would stlll be some whom lt would fall to affec't for a long time. Hc felt that just whon the Senate was laylng plans to rotreiu-h, It was inopportune to break in with a step in llie other dircction. The Judges. he said, were as well paid as other oflicers of the Coni monweH'.th. Senator Halsey, of Eynchburg, re? plied that the judges are not as well paid as thc other Stato officers. No harm would be done by taking up the blll. If tho Senate proposed to act un favorably on the bill lt should act at once. Scnator Carter. of Rappahnnnock. though opposed to the Increase, felt that the hill ought to have imniediate consideration. The motlon for immediate consider? ation wa.s put to vote and failed to pass. Thc Flctcher tax equallzation blll camo ul> next as a speclal order. Senator Noel. of Dec. vehemently | erltlcized thc blll. lt contalned revo j luttonary matter. breakihg away from tax assessment customs of the to, he said. ln hls legislative ex lence ho had never met. wlth n bill so drastic. It deprlves, ho said, the people of a voice in taxatlon, and puts the local authorltles in llie hands of "a polltlcal ollgarchy as conscienceless as the Czar of Russia." According to lt. arbltrary power was put ln the hands ?r a slngle man ln Riehmond to determine the proper amounts of tax? atlon. He believed that the people would not stand for such a law. and that it inight crcat'o a revolutlon. II was iintalr and arbltrary, making "cringiiig- cowards of assessors." He charged Ihat the tlnancial policy of thc Assembly had tnnded to wastefulness and extrayagance, Fleteher DcfcndM Dlll, Thc patron of the blll, Senatoi Fleteher, of Faur|ulor, was flrst to de? fend it. some of the crltlclsms of thc hlll mlght seeni based ln reason, bul others were not lustlflod by any.thlng ln it. lt ainied nt the establlshment oC unlformlty tn the assessment of real estate in the Commonwealth. It was necessaiy to put into the hands of thi oflicers powcr whlch seems revolution arv in eft'ecl. but such a dlsposltlor wiis the only possible practlcal way. The power to approve or dlsapprovc must be more or less abso(uto. Tht blll war. hot lntended to cut off th< right of protest. Though assesamoni methods wero hy It clianged, the ole romedy was reinlned, and thr, oltlzet who wlshed redress could demand ant secure it of the Clrcult Courl iu hi: own locality, nnd so in the last analv sls was protected by h|s own" loca aulhoritles. Pl)anipl6nltvg the bill, Senator Hul sey. of Eynohblirg, followcd. Ther, ls no moro iint.ortiuii matter befor, the Gonei-al Assembly than tho con sldoratlon of some mensiii-o looklni toward the oqualtzallpn of taxes. n. helleved tho Fletoner blll the bes that can be secured at this tlme. 1 was, ho said, of great Imnortnnco t. tho Commonwealth that sonm actloi be taken before tho land assossmon foi- thls yenj* began. Roferrlng lo tli remarks, of Senator Noel, he nolnle, out Jhnt S<>niitor Noel represented tw. counties. Scott and Ree, wlilch drav moro from the Treasury of the Rt;il than thev put ln It. He nuotod llguro ln proof. No wonder. ho said, tha 4 tha peoclo ln thaset eountlea mlgii Hownzi.ns' tniinnr. _ look unfavorably on tax equalization. The people of the Commonwealth nave the riglil to demand lhat the burden of taxation be borne equally by all. lt i.s a notorious fact that there are certain sections not paying thelr full share of the burden. and thc pcople of the whole Stjato rlghtl.y want In? vestigation Into such abttses and re? sultlng refcrm. VimmuIiIv \"t I'rodlgnl. Senator Kce:-.ell, of Rocklngh'am, de fended lb. bill. It was. Iie sald. tho most important measure that would come up beforo the General Assembly. Ile believed that ii cbntaine- the most effectlve method that could be put into effect before February 1. Ile burl? ed back the assertlon of Senator Noel that this Assembly was prodigal wlth the money of the State. lio challeng ed him to pul his hand on a slnglc appropriation which wns not a oroper fl.pproprlaltun of the people's money. }ln pointed out the varlous progresslve measure.. ot the Assembly, such as schools and good roads, and he de? clared that tho money so oxpended waa for the benclit not only of the coun? tles whlch bore thelr proper share of taxatlon, hut also for those who did not. Senator Noel. said he, was shown by the record to have voted for all thesa measures calling for large ex? penditures of tho State's monev. Senator Noel, of Lee, atated that he had so voted, but It was because hc had bad no chance to hear the appro? priation l-ill read. Tn order to vote for certaln things. hc had had to votc for tlie general bill. whlch contalned matters that he did not favor. Bul Senator Keezell, of Rocklngham thotiRht the records would not bear Senator Noel out. The Senator from I.ee had been familiar with the varlous itetns lhat had Eone together to make up tlie general appropriation bill. "Virginia,' he said. "has set her far, to the rising sun. Wc have started on an era of progressivenoss that it would be Uj-rfvlse io check." Ile be? lieved in bringlng up the delinquents to the books. lio had no sympathy fot communities that try to evade theli falr share of tlie public burden Senator Noel, of Norfon. clty, inover to pasa the bill ovor until to-day which was so ordered. On motlon of Senator Sale the Sen? ate adjournetl at 2:0. o'clock HOUSE The liouse of Delegates met ai 111 yesterday. pursuant to resolution 01 the prevlous day. After reception am roferencB ol senate bills to commlttees the Commlttee on rtoads nml tnterna Navigatlon reported Senate hlll No l wlth the rccummendation that it di not pass. Thls bill makes chang'os ii the road laws of Augusta countyi Speaker Byrd aunoupced that, Inas much ;<s hereafter tbe tltlcs of bill; Introduced will be prlnted every day the tltles will not be read from tin clerk':- desk whon presented When the hour of noon arrlvod thi S'onate appeured at tlm doors. Speake Qyi-d sald: "Thc House of Delegate: Wtll rlse und recelve thc Senate o Virglnla." Ueutenunt-aovernor Klly sun and Clerk Hooker headed tho mom hers frnin ihe otltei- end of tlie Cap! tol. Tin* Sonntora wero sealod ii clutirs prepared for them. Mr. Kllyson proslded over tho join assembly. Clerk Booker called tli roll of tho Senate. thlrty-ilvo member answerlng. upon Clerk Williams' eall of tlu- liouse, nlnoty were fouiv to be present, Tbe journals of both houses for th precedlng day were read, showing Ih result of tho bullotlng fQr I'nllcd Stnte Senator, Dniilel mieutetl. Theroupon Ueutotmnt-Govcrnor 101 lyson ainiuuncod that .lolui Warwlc Dhiilel had beon -ilc-.ted to reprcsen tho State nf Virglnla lu tho Senate e the I'nlied states for tho term bogln nlne ?'????????' ??,1?,11* Mr. I'UB'e, of Hanover, nroso to hl feet, aud Mr, Byrd roeognlzed "th gentleman trom Ttlchmond clty." M l-uge roaponded, "Tho gunllemnn frui Hanover, >'???> moaii; hut It's the satu "Mr. Speakor, I objoot," promptly rc gpondod Mr. Unrwood, of Richmoni Ainld general laughtor tho Speak. sald, "Tbe chair austulns tho objeotlo or tbe gentleman from nichmond citv. Mr, Puse moved tlie appolntmont t _ committee ot seven members, three irom tne Senate and tour irom ihe House, to invite tno presciice ln int cnamoer ot Governor and Mrs. Swan son anu liieuienant-Goyornor anu mi-s Ellyson. Scnator Echols thought !l ii.igni bo best not tu transact any Dusln'ess in joint Assembly otlier tnan that tor which lt was called. and tlu jomt Assembly thureupou adjourncd Slrie dle and mo Page rcsolution was adopted, the members all remalnln'g in tlieir seats. Tht- eomni.ttee was nained as follows: For the Scnate?Messrs, Ward, Sale ami Fletcher; fo- the House?.Messrs. Page, Spessard, Lewls and Toney. In a few ininutes the committee re appeartd escortlng the dlstlngulshed guests, who were recelved by the As? sembly -standing. Mrs. Swanson ami Mr. Page, .Mrs. Ellyson and Senatoi Wrird. the Governor, tho Eleutenant Governor and the cominltteemen en tercd In the order nained. At the co'ncluslon of the Informa ceremonles, tliere was much disposi tlon no the part of everybody to pa*, thelr respects to thc reclpients of thi prosents. After a few minutes a mJ tlon to adjourn was nuide and carrle-1 the Houso cndlng Its day's work at 1:0: o'clock. Senate Bills By Mr. Tlmrnton: A blll to amend au. j re-enact s,-,-tlon 21, chapter t, ot an act con i , -rnlng publie sorvice eoriioriitions. approv ! i,l January 1?, 10W. By Mr.Garrett: A blll m amend and ic enact nn act t<> provlde for tho cstabllsli ment of llbrnrlea ln tho public schools o th., rurnl illstricts. und to appropriat money therofor, so aa to extend lts provls Ions lo tli. llbrurios of cily schools. By Mr. l'uisons: A blll to amend and re enact s-cilon 'M.,'l ot the Codo as to tl. times for holdlns" regular torma of th courts In thc several clreults. and glvin jurlsdk-Uons t" courts durlng recesa, whettic adjourncd for tho purpose of oponing o lioliling nnoiber term, or pnrt or portlo. thorri or otherwlse, whlch the Indires of tli clrcults courts now bave ln vacatlon. By Mr. Hart: A blll dlrocting the Seeir tary of iho Commomvoalth to puichae copios of Uio Wllllams's Corporation Law or Virginia to supply llie courts nnd offlcei of the Commonwealth. Bv Mr. Early: A bill to aniend und ro enact section Tr>3 of tho Codo ot Virglnl In relatlon to State deposttarlesi By Mr. Itolt: A blll to niithorlzo the cltk of thls State to mako additlonal allo.wanc or uoniponsatton io commlssloners of tli revenue. Bj Mr. Ward: A bill to aniend aiul n enact Buetlon 019 of thc- Codo of Vlrglnlu n latliiK lo certaln ubstrncts. By Mr. lluinian: A blll to nmond and i< enact soctlon tos;t ot the t'odo ot Vlrgln' relntive to the eomponsatlon io offlefcr i other porsoils tor aorvlco in certaln eusc svhQi-a uo other componsatlpn ls provlded. By Mr. Losnar: A blll i? protoct vlllug and Ipcbrporated communities havlng wlll ln detlned baundarles a populatlon o? ! or lito.ii nguii.st the ruiiiiing ut large anlmals within the said boundarles, und uuihnrUo tho Circult court of tho ciiiu ln whleb ? Hiieh villuge oi- community ls 1 catud lo llx tho bounduiles ihoroof for tl purpose al'oresuld. By Mr, llulsey: a blll lo provlde foi- tl employment of speclal counsel for tho Co. mouwealth ln Ibe litigation wlth tho Sta oi Weat Virginia in tho Suniomu Court llie Ullitod States. House Bills To Coiiunlttev on lFlnanoe. Bv Mr. CooUe: A blll to impo-o lieeni llshii.u- dovleos ln uddltlo hat pi ibed by law, und tor iho pii 1 To ('oiiimillee un Sihoiils and Colleges. 1'v Mr Throckmortoii: A bill to umeii n,,rl i-u-o'nacl Hocltoii 1117 of Ihe. Codo l virtrltiln as liqrotoforo unu'mleil, ln reltttlc to tbo liowurs and dutlus of dlstrlet ncho, I,.uiiil-i u,nl thu oxpenacs ot j, liool trusUu, ?fo ciuiuiiitiee mi flehoml ijiwh. Bv Mr .,,1,un,..,. of Ituaaoll; A blll I nrohlblt'tlio salo or puichuse of pisiola ii,i.- fitate und provldo puiilslime.nt llierofo avcoDl Uliiioi nn ordor n( tha ujiuult eouii Bv Mr Llon; A bill to unu.-ud and r, enact ie<Hlan? 1918. I9|9, 1930 und 1W3. Tp toainiltlee on CourU of ?liistlee. d. Mr'Aversi A blll lo ,un*id uud i bna.t 804II011 WP Ot tho Code, ua mneiul, bv un uct. HB to tltpo ot lioldill- court. llv .Mr Whllo: A blll 10 .Oguluio uud rt H116 ih, llublllty 01 ,-,mimoii l-uitUis r. Inlurli-s to tholr onmlgyos from uonllj;eni By Mr, Jennlnmi A bill to aniend ui INTKRIOn VIEW?I_OCKF.il ItOOM. >-? re-enact doctlon 1TB of chnpter 13 of the Cor] ?f Vlre;lnla In relation to oaths and atTlnn tlons. By Mr. Keyser: A bill to rellave all II een?ed auction. ora and common crler from aervlng on grand and petlt Juries. By Ur. Wlilte: A bill to amend anrl re Here and There in the Legislature Puttlng express companles ln the same class wlth railroads. under the State Corporation Commlsalon, and wlth llcense taxes upon thelr gross earnings, waa tlie proposition made yesterday by a representatlve of the Southern Kxpress Company bcfore tht liouse Finance Commlttee- The com? mlttee had under consideration tlie bill ot" Mr. Cox, of Richmond, Incr.aslna the tax on express companiea from *.: per mile to $_0 per mile. ' Major Slielton. tor the Southern Com? pany, argued that the net lncome utai year aiuounted to $_5._0 per mlle, uiu that tho proposed tax would pradttcallj take all of thls. He admitted thai business has increased durlng the pres? ent llscal year, since Juno -0 last. anc lhat the company could stand an in crease ln taxatlon. which it ls wrtllln. lo pay. One-half of the gross earnings, lu sald. go to the rallroads for cars, trans portution, station use and othcr neces aitlea. Tbe net prolits ot the company he asscrted, are only 10 per cent. ol the gross recelpts. In Vlrglnia last year tlie company earned $Uti,ij__ net and liaiil 8V- per cent. o? thls to thi fetate. "Lct!" the Corporation Commis? sion," he sald. "draw a bill placlng us under its control on the same biuiis wlth the rallways of the Statc. It thu Is done, we wlll pay an Increase ir taxes of from _- to 30 per cent." ln reply to a qttestion from Mr. Cox Major Shelton sald that tbe presen" systern of taxing express and Pullmai companies by the mlle was unquestlon ably unconstitutional. But. hc sale his company would not flght the Stat of Virginia. Vlrglnla's express rate: ho said, are. the most reasonable In th world. "And thls rate. book, he con cluded, "could be marked, Henry t Stuart, author.' " Tlie gross earnings of the compan laat vear ln Virglnla were $310,000. o Which. under Major Shelton s proposl tlon, a 1 por cent. tax would be levlci Questlons of Increases ln taxatio were fought out yesterday before th liouse Committeo on Finance. "Ih tlrst bill taken up was that incrensln tbe license tax on commerclal agen .los from $2r,0 to 12.500. Hepresenta tlves ot llun and Bradatreet, wlt members of the legislatlve commltte of the Chambor of Commcrce and o the Credit Men's Associatlon of Rich mond, appeared bcfore tho commltte. The Dun representatlve argued tha commerclal agencieH did a legitlmnt business and that the object of tnxn tlon could bo only to ralsc revenue ani not to prohlblt them. Mr Johnston. of Montgomer\, tlv patron of thc hlll. called attentlon it.< the wide volumo of business done b; these companles. He sald that the: had inqulsltorlal powers, and could dc mand entrance to any business man ledger or safe under pennlty or lm oaired credit. The volume, he thought would justify the increase Bradstreet-s man dtdn't thlnk so. Ti fact he said that the volume of busl nes- was tn research and not tn re celots, and that if a tax of $2.50(1 wer impose.-l lt would take all the net ln come and there would not be any lef ?con'iparatively speaklng. T P Glles, of the Stephen Putne: ?Shoe Company, nnd tho Credit Bureai explained that hls credit concern wa a small private. affair among the mer ohants and would be put out of busl ness by such a tax. A representatlve of the Bureau o Credlts sald that Its total lncome wa between $10,000 and .11.000 a year, ou of whlch salarles and all other operat Ing expenses are pald. Actlon was de forrea by the commtttee. Senate bill No. |, t0 change certal portlons of the rond law of August county. wns reported unfavorably t the House yesterday bv tbe Commltte on Ttonds and Tnter'nal Navlgatlo Thls Is the flrst Senate bill to reac tlio House calendar; The objection i tho commlttee to tlie hlll Iles In tl fnct that It secks to eonvort certa macadamlzed roads. bullt wlth Sta aid, Into toll roads. The cotumltti thought such a measure would flostn fltate help In road matters. The tc roads would be under control of tl Bonrd of Supervlsors, accordlng to tl bill. The nnll-plstol bill of Mr. Jojmso of Russell, was Introduced in the Hov vestorday, Tt forbida tbe general sa of plstolj- ln thls State. Tho uhsariltary condltlon of Blbi used ln court rooms caused the pr pns.il In tbe House yesterday bv _: Jennings, ?f t-ynchburg, of a bill sia Ing thal In luklng au nath tbe placil ? if tho hand on Ihe Blble shoulil 1 -^rcgTWirrcniK'tgawiWMm-l-a^^ is a The man who putsoff doing till to-morrow what would save money to-day is a poor economist. Let us submit an estimate and guaranteed proposition on your coal requirements, not next week or next year (though better late than never), but NOW. Write us; your letter will be appreciated and promptly answered. Atlantic States Coal & Coke Co., Riehmond, Va. a\.ii?nn n.nm.iwwwMpiwiaa?-taMa__Ba___n__i TOGET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS, ALWAYS BUV THE GENlll &IM? MANUFACTURED BY THE I (ALIFOilAfl^YRUPffl SOLD BY ALL LEADIN6 ORUQQtSTS ON? SiZ? ONLY, SO*A8OTTL0 enatt teetlon -16.1 of the Code of VlrRlnln In relation to i-ontracts, decds, etc, that aro vold to crcditors and purchascrs, unleai re.-orderl. To Jolnt ( ,111111111 lee on Spn-l.-il, I'rlvnti* ani Local I.. clslatlon. By Mr. Adama: A hlll to amend and re enact an net to provlde for the improve ment of public roads In Charlotte county fo aiithori-e the Isauanee ot county bondi for (hc purpose. anrl to apportlon the pro c'-ods of said bonds amonff the sevora >nui*lsterlnl dlstrlctsi nnd to provldo for th' aulhorlzatlon of tlie Issue of bonds by 111 ?lectlon, approved March 11. lOOS. addinu therdto sections 12<,4. 17<,i and 171.-A. By Mr. Lucns: A bill authorl-lnj; tho sali of certaln chureh property ln Lee county. Biifncient to swear witncss or Jurci without requlrlng klsslng thc hooK. In a hlll offered In the Houso yes? terday hy Mr. Keyser, of Roanoko, llcensed auctloneers and common crlers are exoinpt from jury service. A promlnent member of each housn cf tho Legislature has In preparation a Jolnt resolutlon providlng for an Im? medlate Investigatlon of the affalrs of the Virginia Polytechnlc Instltute. The Investigatlon, If held. wlll he by a Jolnt committee, which would have power to go thoroughly Into every- detail of tho charges preferred against the prcst dont. The resolutlon wlll probabiy he presented within thc next day or two. Hearlng on Senator Strode's bill to enact the Federal employcrs' Uablllty law ln the State of Virginia Wlll hi? had next Wednesday at 10 A. M. be? fore the Senate Committee on Courta of Justlce. Senators Fletcher, of Fauquler, and! Elam, of Rrunswick. returned to thelr desks yesterday after a short absencej *'ITow much does the Leglslature. cost?" asked a vlsltor at the Capltol yesterday of a pessimlstle member oC ihe Assembly. "Well." said thc member, "it depends on the way you look at lt. Do you mean tho amount the Eeglslature get? or the damage lt docs?" Under the present law, publlc schools ln the rural sections can have librarics estahllshed, alded by tha State approprlatlon for that purpose. Senator Garrett, of Henry, seeks ln a, new hlll to let the libraries of clty schools avall themselves of the same prlvilege. Much favorable comtnent has been made on the speech dellvered by Sena? tor Early, of Greene. in nomfnallns Senator Daniel for re-electlon. An lui rr.ense cluster ot carnations came to the desk of Senator Early yesterday. and several teleRrams wero received bv hlm. congratulatlng him on hls ef? fort. ln hls speech. whlch caught tho rapt attention of the Senate, Senator Early unfolded a vlvld and touchlng pano'rama of the life of the "lame 1 oa or Lvnchburg." lt was the gencratlon that ls pavlng trlbute to the genora tlon that was. Tho speech of the mem? ber from Greene was surpasslngly elo quent, and many Senators were visibly touched by it. Senator Lesner, of Norfolk city. yes terday sent to tho clerk's desk a bul designed to protect vlllages and u"in? corporated communities, havlng wjtnJ>J deiined boundaries a population of soo or more, against the runnlng at largo of anlmals. Provislon ls made that the Clrcult Court of the county may flx boundaries for the purpose of tlio hlll. _, , Annexation. of Manchester to RIcli inond ls favored by the Senate Com? mittee on Clty, County and Town pr guntzation. The Houso blll providlng for this consummation was reported favorablv vesterday mornlng by the committee, and then was brought Into the Scnate. Nn opposltlon was manl fosted at tho hearlng. Steam cars havo to whlstle before* they go over crosslngs, but the eleotrlo car tlashes along wlth never a warnlng as it whizzes over crosslngs. Senator Thornton. of Fairfax. yesterday broughc up a bill requlrlng ihe electric car to whlstle or signal before golng over crosslngs. _ Immediately after the adjournment of the Houso ot Delegates to-day, tho Democratlc caucus of that body wlll meet and nomlnate a party candidate for the ofllce of Second Doorkeeper, to succeed the late P. E. Llpscomb. wlio dled Tuesday at hls home tn Han? over county. Two or threo possible candldates are mentloned. Conslderable Interest was mantfosted ln Senator Carter's bill to allow frelght trains to run on Sunday at the hear? lng yesterday afternoon. Representa? tlves" of the clergy fought the blll. and rallroad men and representatlves nf tho rallroad fraternal organizations advocated lt. It was accorded a favor? able report hy tho Committee oti Roads and Internnl Navlgatlon. Sjrlnu Confeetlonera .VnmIsii. [Special to The Tlmea-Dlspatch.] Lynchburg, Va., January 2(5.?Thomas Blrothiers, Syrlasi coaf&ctioners, who until recently operated three small es tahllshinents hore, two of whlch closed recently, assigned to-day t'or credltors. The assets of the partnershlp nre about ?51.000. and liabUltlos $2,500.