Newspaper Page Text
E THJ S WEEK
Tri-Smic Mcijicnl Association Lo Bring yto Physicians From Thrcc States. MANY NOTED VISITORS, TOO sFollowiiig Usual Pilan. Virguiiah Will Bc Elected Presidcnt for Next Year. Nearly 300 of thc most promlnent physicians in Vlrglnln, North Carollna and South Carollna nnd a number of ?emlnent spoclallsts from others parts sof thc country, will arrive here to-day to attend tho twelfth annual conven? tlon of thc Tri-State Medical Assocla (tlon, tbc sesslons "f which v.-J J l bc held ?ln thc nudltorlum i>f ihe Jefferson Hotel, beglnnlng to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock aud contlnulng through Thursday. Because of tho olaboralp program, nll business sesslons of the conventlon will hc Held ln tho day. leavlng the eveninps for a round of roceptions. banquct_ and other forms of enlertHlnment, To Ileiiil Mmiy I'npers. Asido from the etectlon of offlcers and tiie appolntment of commlttee-, the buslness sesslons will bo taken up with tho reading and dlsctisslons of papers, 101 of which are schedulcd. | Becauso of thls large number. each | rncmbcr representing n paper ls limit? ed to twenty mlnutes, and ench In dlvidunl dlsciisBlbn to tlve mlnutes. Ollrilcs "'in bo glvon froro S:^o to p-ir, A. M. on Wednesday at the Me moriiil Hospital nnd at the same tlme Thursday at tho Virginia Hospital. Tbe assoclatlon wns organtzed twclvc years ago for tho purpose of more closoly uniting professionally and so ,ially thc physicians of the three Itatcs. It has beon most successful and ls now conslclerecl ono of tho stiongest assotiatlons of Its klnd ln tbe Unlted States. The ofticers nro as follows: Prcsi nt. Vv. LeOrnnd Gtu-rry, Columbia, S. Vicc-Presidonts?Dr. Joseph A. riito. Rlchmond: Dr. Willlam?W. Mc ?n;-,io. Sallsbury, N. C: Dr. .1. Wilkln n Jeivcy. Orecnvlllc, S. C; Scc.ptary ?easurcr, Dr. J. llowoll Way, Wayn'cs illo, N. C. Exccutivc Councll?Dr. Rtcphen larpsbcrger. Catlctt, Va.; Dr. Stephcn H. Tayloc, Washington. N. C: Dr. 11. E. Mc-Conn-.-ll, Chcster, S. C; Dr. James S. rvlnc, Danvllle, Va.: Dr. A. .1. Crowell, -hiirlotte. N. C; Dr. A. E. Baker, harloston, S. ('.: Dr. Robert C. Bryan, rtichmond; Dr. James A- Burroiighs, vllle, N. C; Dr. P.oife E. Ilughes, L:iM- '..-. ^ I'. CommUtci "ii Arrangements?Dr. Joseph A. Whlto, Dr, .1. Slielton llors ley, Dr. .1. Alllson Hodgcs, ln-. llohort C. Bryan, Dr. f',,.(irf,-o Ben .lohnston. Dr. John C. Walton and Dr. Stua-ri Mc Culrt-. Vlrttininn for Prcsltlcut. According to tho by-laws of thc ns sticlation. Ihe presldent for the year following is always selected from the Stnte in which tho electing c-onvcntlon is held. In that way a presldent never protldes in his own Slato. This scs loh will clcct a Virginia presldent, prol>ably one of tho local physicians. Next ydar's meetlng will bo hold in North Carolina, most probably ut Ra leish. For thc most part thc- papers will bc tcchntcal, and a great many will trcat f tho different phases of tubcrculosis, typhoid fever and such provalont and langerous dlseases. There will also be? come discussion of crimtnals and tho ciimlnally lusano. Dr. Bolfe E. Hughos, of South Carolina, will dlscus3 "Tlio Bc-ligious Press and Qunckcry." Somo of tho visitors frorri other States will be Dr. .). M. T. Flnneyi of i Baltimoro; Dr. John T. Geraghty, Bal? timoro: Dr. Toni A. Williams, Wash lnt;ton; Dr. A. !:. Shapds, Washington; Dr. Mlchael Hoke^ktlantj.; Dr. Henry | A. Christian, BqjrtonT Dr. Joseph Col-j llns, New Vork; Dr. ATexandcr iFlem ing, London; Dr. Thomas K. Boggs, Baltlmore; J. .Monroe Lelberman, Now York: Dr. Wharton Sinkler, Philadel? phla: Dr. Leivl_ M. Galnes. Atlanta: Dr. Brook M, Anspaeh, Philadelphla; Dr. Augustln II. Goelet, Now york, Dr. Thomas J. Walkins, Chlcago. Wclcoiued by (j'ovcrnor. The conventlon will bo called to or rior by Dr. Joseph a. White. Governor Mann will de'llver iho address of wal ooiiii-, t? which Dr. Hubert A. Royster, of Ralelgh, will ri spond, Tln- conven tion will then be declared formally opened aud Presldent Guerry will road hls annual address. Tho meeting will then go into tho reading o? the sched? ulcd papers, which will continue through tho afternoon, wlth nn intcr Jnlsslon for luncheon. One paper will d cJiscussed at S: _ F>. Tlio i.-ad buslness program for tho rest of tho iventldn will be practlcally thosamo a? on the flrst day. Tho erttertainment features will be |jin to-morrow nlght wlth a reeeptloli iglven ai his residence by Dr. Stuart 'fllcGulre. Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 .-Jock. Dr. ,i. Alllson Hodgt s will ten r a luncheon at hls homo, 107 East ?franklln Street. Wednesday nlght at 'ti o'clock, members of thc assoclatlon ivjll be the guests of tlio local rnenij ?'ers at an old Virginia buftet suppol ut tho Westinoro'.and Club, This wll bo lollowc-d by a. vaudevlllp entc-rtaln ment, the actor_ belng drawn fron the companies playlng in tho theatrei here. Trn for Ibe Woniiri. The women will be entertalned to morruw afternoon wltli a 5 o'clock tor: at tho Woman's Club, nn.i will be- taker tor nn automobile rlde Wednesday af? ternoon at t o'clock, Following is the receptlon commlt W. L. peple, Mrs, W, l'. Mathews, Mr Stuart Howo, Mrs. Stuart Mlchauj Mrs. B. 1". Tuoker, .Mrs. V1r_rlpiufl Har ;rison. Mrs. Edward McGuirv, Mrs. Clmf ?XI, llobins, Mrs, Baymond D. Garelr jmi-s. Charles V. Oarrington. Orilrrs N*-?v LoooinattVCN. Tbe Chusapeakb and Ohlo Rallwa' iiu.s ordered two shaj loooniotlves trot tln- Llma Locoraotive and Machin [Company, and one Mallet from 'b VAiiHtrloan Locomotlvn Company. Tli Miillet will bo mudo to a doi-|Kn Q th'e bullders, and the Shay loonmo Uvtu will liavo tpec:lul ecjuiprnt-ni. OPEN LETTERS GINGERLY, FOR THIS IS VALENTINE DAY Custom Decrees That Privileged Communica tions Can Go Forth to Stab and Sting With? out Fear of Criminal Libel. Out of the shadowy niists of the pnst comes tho lcgciui ot Vrtlohtlno, tho SBlnt, who was put to death for hls fulth under thc poracCutloh ot ciau dlus 11., a Roman Emperor, Februnry 11. 270 A. D., and 1hc lningllng- of the old idea of sacrednoss with tho world old Instlnct of love nnd niatlng. Through long years of custom the day lia_ beeome set apnrt ns one for lovers io celobratp by the sondlng of nnony iiiniiB rhlsslves, amntory or satlrlca!, aa the day on which to chooso one's partner and sharer ln llfe's sorrows, tlmugh the service In nnclent ilay? was lo bo but for a twclvcwiorith. ln latter days it sometlmeg does not lnst n ninnth; sometimes It lasts to the gates of the cemetery. The custohl of rhooMng Va.lentlnes on thls day ls of great antlqulty, aiul lt was nn old bellef thnt blrds mate on thls day. If blrds mate, then why not mnn and woman? Aiul so man nnd woman clioso the same day plcked ou; by the feathercil bolng* to give vent to tiieir amorons dcslres through anonymous mlsslves and blllet-doux ftermod by some bllly-ducks). For the glrl the day is as much to be looked forward to as lenp year. for Madam Grundy then holds it no crlnie for the woman to hlnt at tlu- desire ln her heart for the one man she has plckrnl out from all the world. But the eustom Is now somewhnt degratied, for tho valentlnes nro more often Iudlc.rbus than sincere- nnd are often used ns tho mcans of proventlng NOT CERTAIN HOW MANY PASSED EXAMINATION n may prouauiy t>e ;nat _ensus lm-. rcctor Durand, if he ls unablc to com-1 pleto his llsts of enumcrators ln ihcj various States from those who stood thc reccnt tests, that a second test \ will bo glvcn. It cannot hc dctor ni|ned now whether or not Supervlsor .Moore. of the Third Virginia District. wlll bo able lo secure a satisfactory list of 110 ellglblcs from tho 300 or moro who took the tests here and] elsewhere ln the surroundlng- countles,1 as the papers have not bccn oxamlnod. As soon as Mr. Moore and his asslst ants have completed their -work the list of thoso rcconimended for appolnt; nient wlll hc sent to Washlngton, when exports thcrc wlll conflrm or reject those named for thls important govern? ment work. Tho real work of cnunier itsltl-' , in ra yeir Small Richmond Colony Has Big Cclebration in Honor of Happy Day. Far from their natlve shores, but still falthful to the cu.to'ms of thclr childhood, thc small Chinese colony i hero celcbrated yesterday thclr New j Year, which fell upon last Tuesday. ! Thc cclebration was postponcd to the day of rcst because tlie Chinaman does I not feast and visit on his worklng days. There is too much wushlng of other | peoplc's lincn to do, There are only ciyht or ton Chinese hero, and Instead of cacli having a qulet little celebratlon all alone, they met together at the t>hop of one of thclr number on lowor Main Street. There wero no flre-crackers, for it was Sunday, aiul lliey could not disturb tli3 white man's Sabbath pcace. But they fcasted at an abundant table ot Chi? nese dcllcacies, sang thclr Chinese songs, gave presents and remsmbrances to each other, and then sat down for a ciuiet little gamc of cards. The yellow man loves card games as much as the whito man. and prob ] ttbly Knows.. more about them. There I wus no reference to thc lato unpleos I antness between the varlous tongs olsewhere, which has almost been for gotten. Thc Chinaman Is a very peaco ful man when he ls peaceful, but ho's a terrlble llghter when he goes forth to avenge an nncleiit grievanCe. In? stead ot" an Intcrchangc of hatchei blows and leaden balls, thero was ar exchange of red cards. red being tlu lucky color of China. lf one faiied t( bc present at tlu- feast hc would a least drop by and paste hls vlsitinf card ou his frlend's door. lf ho mo hlm on the sireet hc would shake hand: with hlmself and greet him with bes j wishos for a prosperous ycar and niucl laundry. Muttl Pay AU Debts. Far more than among tho Oceldon tais, the Chinaman bellcves in settllni up old debt scores and in really bc ginning his ycar ancw. It is a lat witli him, us unaltcrablc as the law of the Medes and Porslansj to pay o all hls dobts. When thc New Year 1 well staried thcrc are no debls ln th path to prosperlty, no unpntd ul,lls 1 haunt him during tlu- hours of snioh and rcst. Thls ls the beglnnlng of the secon year of thc relgn of the infant Empero 11 sun Tung, as he ls now called, an ihe chinese drank their toasts to hln Wlshlng to their ruler a cross tha sea the long continued favor of heaven, tli sood will of the nations and peacc ur Interrupted. Tfio festivltlea will t 1 rolpnged for a week ln most placi where there are larger eolonl_s, but th celebratlon here lasted but tho day. l)r. lirudy SerloiiMly III. Colono) John w. Illchardson recelvei ? telegram last night sayim,- tliat hl iMHihcr-ln-l.-iw, Dr. IS. T. Bradv, wa si rliiusly ill ;u Abint-.ion. and no expected to Uve. Dr, Brady is presi deni of tho Stato Medical Soctoty un a membOr of the State Board of Mei.ll cai Examiners. llo is one of tho best known and mntt prominent uhvslclari ln \ Irelniti. San Hrmk Jiilo PaiTiiahOp. i'tern's pawnshop, on Slxi fatroet, was brokbn Into last hIkIiI, ai a blue steel plstol wus Htoleil, l'i iiceiiiun Ktockmar, on lus routuls, dl covered that ii pano of glass liad boi sinasheil. und Investlgatioii showed tl robljery, - fuvthor attention- from iho man wln ls knock-kncod nnd sluc.rootcd nnd ti pnt a stop to further nmorous clnncc from the old inald whoso lialr li slrlngy nnd thln nnd whoso boucs an prominent, St. Valcntinc's festlval ntcans hnrc work for tho post-offlec, for thottsand: of vnlentlnes will bo sent through thi inalls. Hundreds of peoplo- will tak< ndvnntngo of tho day lo send "prlvl legrcd cornmilhlcatlons" to tholr frlends some of the "prlvlleged communlca tlons" doplctlng thc person addrCBsel with a headllg.it on hls nose or can Ilopping to ovory breezo that blows This Is onc tlny on wlilch "crlmlnn llbol" ls pormltted by law. One cai send almost anything to his dcaros Oliomy, but tbe latter has tlio privllegi of repiylng In tho same manner. Bof tigo for this sort of "clvll" and "crlni Inal llbol" Is, of course, taken behiiit nnonymtty, for tho law witl not taki ns ovldence h'earsay cvldcnco or gttess ! is as to thc writer's identity. So It li ! pxtty safc- to tell one's old sweotbear j that sho is no longer loved and tha tlio rlngs may bo returned by the llrs mail, or that the wooer may no longe woo. Coy matds may, on lho otho hand, bospoak their lovo and tbei charms wlth such versos as "if you lov> mo ?s I lovo you, no knlfo can out ou loVe in two." Anyway, St. Valentlne's Day will b celebrated ln ovory sori of fashioh to day by old a.d young, particnlnrly b tho young, who will go on thclr round of misehiof. atlon wlll not begin until Aprll 16, an as thls allows two months ln whlc to complete tho roster, amplb time 1 nllowcd to Isauc and exocute an ordc for a ncw term. If another cxamlna tion is ordered it is probable that thos who falled to make satlsfnctory on swors last time wlll bc given a secom trial. The cllglblo register rcsultlng fror thc examlnations held October 22, 190T for appolntments on tho addltlonal of flco force at Washlngton, D. C, ls ap parcntly ln.ideo.uate. Accordingly an other examination wlll hc held Marcl .".. The scarclty of cliglbles was chlefl; ln Western and Southern States. Thi examination re.lates exeluslvely to th ofhco force at Washlngton, and ha nothlng to do with thc appolntmenl of cnuinerators. Dr. Fair Formally Installcd a Wcstminster Presbyterian Church. There was not n slngle vacant sea in thc buliaihg last night when Re* .lames Y. Fair, D. D., was formall Installcd as pastor of Wcstmlhstc Presbyterian Church, corner of Grov Avcnue and Elm Street. Practlcall every member was present, and great many from other churches of a dcnonilnatlons. Atter the cxerctst nearly every person prcsenL came i thc pulpit and sIiook. nands with tl new pastor, welcoming- him to tl church nud the clty. Th- ceremonlos were presided ovi by Rev. Frank T. McFadcn, D. D., pa; tor of tho First Presbyterian Churc who propoundod tho constltutlon questlons to Dr. Fair and members i the church. Itev. Russeli Cecll, D. X of the Second Presbyterian Churc preached the sermon on "Tho Church The charge to the pastor was deliven by Rev. John Calvln Stewart, D. r of the Church of thc Covenant, ar the charge to the congregation 1 Rev. lt. 13. Egglcston, D. D., of tl Thlrd Presbyterian Church. The cho .-ang special music arranged for tl occasion. Dr. Falr, who is one of the most h loved mlnlsters of this clty, was f a. number of years pastor of thc Gra Street Presbyterian Church, but a fe years ago acccpted a charge with l' Independent Presbyterian Church Sayannah. When Wcstminster Chur called him, although at a much sinail salary, he decldefl to return to tt clty, where he considereu there was wider Held or usefulncss. Thc regret of hls own and other 0 nomlnations in loslng him was or exceeded by their joy at receivi hlm in ihe city again. it is estimat that Wcstminster Church is capable seatlng ioo people. but moro than tl number camo forward and shook 1 hand last night. Thls is ouo of t fust-growing churches of the clty, a it is expected that under Dr. Fai I guidance it will soon be liocossary greatly enlarge it in order to a._. modate the increasins; membershi! MANY PUPILS ENROLLED John Miu-flmii hiki, Seli.x.i urRi M-coud Unlf Sessl..,, with Larire Attuudtiucc, Including' an ehrollmont <.r nu than a thpusand puplls, thc .i?i,? ju, shall High School has started Ils si ond half sesslon with the largest i tendance ln its litstory. This is <i lo tlm fact tlmt the school term li recently beon changed to four yca and lhat. whlle there. were compai tively few graduates at tho end the flrst half sesslon. more than : appllcanta were recelved l'rom tho il trlot schools. The reurrntigemcnt classes hns been completed, and si flents nnd teaohers. after Um Inn ruptlons of promotlons, are roguia tn work again. Tho cooklng sohc whlcli Is one of ih? most Importi Classes of iustructlou, mado practii hlc by the complatton of the now bui Ing, has been ostablished. with an ( rolliuent large enousb to indlcatei demand foi* thls branch of oducall The gymnaslum has bnon couiplot but has not beon thoroughly equlpp MlulMtcrlal Uutun Meeting. A special meeting of tho Mlnislni I'nlou of Richmond and Mane.hes ha? been called to meet io-day at IU l'. M.. In thc rooms of tho I'roshytcr i.'oniuiltteo of I'ubllcalion. lt is pr able that inattors poitalnlng to p posed ncw leglslatlon will bc dlscus und passed upon. TO BY BIG IJORITY Consolidation Ordinancc .Will Rcacli Mayor for His Ap proval This Week, BUT FIGHT KEEPS WARM Buslness People Not Willing to Losc Now Through Over cotifidciice. Althotiglt buslness people are stlll working nnd ptittlng forth every ef? fort to sccuro a big vote, just ns if thc llght looked hopcless, tho Board of Aldernion to-morrow nlght will concur with tho Common Councll and adopt tho consolidation ordlnanco, sending lt lo Mayor Rlchardson for hls ap proval. lt. will not meet lt_ death in tho hands of tho exocutlve, and, tliere fore, tho battle, moro than half won, will bo trunsforred to Manchester for final r.-itlllcation. Thc Chamhor <>r Commerce, wlilch took Iiold of tho matter, never lost it." head through ovor-roiifldoiioe. Indoed, tho chambor worked night and day for a big majority vote. Tho leaders knew all along that t!"- moasure would pnss tho lower branch, yet tho Isstny was onc of such tromondous importance tliat advocates of unlon never qult flghting, and they haven't qult now. Eleveu Vole* vn%* it. There are twent.v-ono members of tho board. Elovon votes will be suf flclont on concurrencc, nnd moro than eloveti mombors aro ready to oast thclr ballots for consolidation. AVith thc lilg prcssuro which was lirought r bcar, opponents In ono branch would J hnve prcfcrrocl to seo tho brdihance dlc In tho other. But thc hardest struggle was ln the Common Councll, Ihe gonoral idoa be? lng that the Board would vote to adopt , wlthout even calllng a speclal meetlng j and wlthout a ilood of oratory. whloh ! will not ch.ingc a single member's opin? lon. Indoed, every man know what ho was golng to do before tho meetlng was called to order in thc Counotl chambcr last Friday night. That fact 1_ oqually truo in tho uppcr branch. It will tako some days for thc city clerk to have tho ordlnanco proporly ongrossed for conslderatlon by Mayor Rlcliardson, though bc will doubtlcss havo lt by Saturday, so that tho work may begin next week in thc Southsido clty. Mjiuclirxter In Line. Sentiment in Manchester is strongly in favor of consolidation. The ordi nance over there must tako thc uamc courso as it did in Itlchmond, and then tbe nucstion must bo submltted to a vote of the -people, where lt will pass by a majority vote. The clemcnt op posed will rrpt bc- ablo. it is clalmed, to rally enough strength to defeat it, and wlth thc Stato law amended, the measure will become law in tlme for thc comblned populatlon of tho two c-ities to bo counted in Ihe next census as thc populaiion of Richmond. Tho utmost gratitication has boon cxprcssed by citixens gcncrally over tho prompt nnd patriotlc manner ln which the Common Councll neted. Whllo some mombors were opposcd, tucy contended that thoy simply hold that ylew becauso thoy belioved the terms wero too liberal toward Man? chester. Hut admitting that. tho floor Icadcrs for annexatlon poltitcd out that, admitting for thc sake of argu niont that the conditions wcrc liberal. Blchmond had moro to gain in the ond than it could posslbly lose. Tho feel ing us cxprcssed in debate was rafher rosentful toward tho mass meetlng jj Thursday night, in which -forty-two j citlzcns adopted resolutions asking thc s Councll to klll somothing for which tho commercial organizations, tho bankcrs, tho mcrcharits and citlzcns wcrc vltally plcading. Indeed, opposi tion to-rlay has divlndled lo ftotliing, und tho hopo of a decudo is about to be rcalizcd. Measure Snfe, Ile Sny?. "I don't thlnk thc advocates of con? solidation should have any foar about Swhat tho Alelcrmcn will do," said n. member of tho Board yesterday, "for it is certain to concur. It could not do anything cise. At flrst I was put down in tho doubtful column, but I have beon impressed with the argu ra'e'nt and by tho fact that it is thr propcr thlng. Vou never saw any big civic movement in your lifo when cverybody was of ono mind. You never will, but r want to say that wjion tlio business people get togcther nml urge some th ing their desire can not be thrown asido lightly. Then all of thc local newspapers have boen preachlng for it. i took occasion to spend Saturday afternoon in Manches? ter, and I found thero that the action of thc Common Councll was being largely and wldely commonded, and 1 found that sentiment as a whole was strongly for annexatlbri: "There is no use in trying to sound the Aldermen further. Thoy are in lino, or at least ,i largo majority is in line, and thoso opposcd put up the stock argument which is casily shattored and answered. My own Idea is that wo will vote Tuesday niu;lit nnd be glad of thc 'Opportunity of enrolling our names for a measure which moans so much to thc people." Manchester next week will occupy the spotlighi. 110 uv OF MIIS. SI'.AI, TAKEN I<> Miltl'ttl.iv FOR INTEKME.VI lho body uf Mrs. John R. Real, of Oharloston, \v. va., who diod ln that clty l' rldny morning, was brought through Itioiinicind yesterday morning en routc to Norfolk, where tho funeral place ' took Seal Wood, of slster of Mecklenbu by her hu lay nfternoou. Mrs, u-ly Mlss Nancy C'abell ksvllle, Va., nnd was > llenrv W. Wood. ot nmty. *She is surylved I aticl ono son, Gordon tjeai. Siie nas a tiister-in-law of thc lato Judge llenrv W. FJournoy. for? merly Secretary o'f tho Commonweulib. The remaiiis tvero aocompanlod to Nor? folk bv her luisbantt, son and a sister, Mt Henry vv. nournoy. Mr. nnd norly Uvcd in Norfolk. Mrs. t'eal fi tloy HiutIh Arresl?*d. iioy _,, Harrls, tvliiic, was arrcsted yesterday on ?., tshargd of attemptlng tc- shoot Dc-puty tlonstables M. E. Hon balled1' am' "' S' ll0-sluI>' lIe was ??'J!!l"i;' lj0*s wlio were charge'd with Bpowoalllns a luiu-i-al processlon Sal ??i??y , *.ere ifrestod yesterday and ,,?V t-ii. ?le CaPtain lOpps, of thn Snc pL '*?!,'U:1 Thev aro Wilson Moltz, ai ,^?'' t*:1'1""' Emirtot Crouch. Thomas in \i '--niun'1 Pace and Clarenco and ?Tohi in ov rondit I'rofei, iil fo t I Ki'lulilirt Hccovctn. ?ob iioiulmrt, who has -o past ton days ln . tlio l"u-\\iilid Sanutorlum, waa rc n?tunlay to hls home.- Hls n ls vi ry much lmnrovo#U SKILLITT MEETS WOMEN WHO BOOST NEW WRINKLES Delegation Calls on Floating Delegate in Inter? est of Good Legislation, but He Turns It Quickly Into Oo-Long Party, Spiked. un mo icvei, llnd," said Floating Deleguto Blll Sklllitt, who came Into town yesterday to look nftcr hls lenees, "on tho levcl, i sny. I'vo got to trlm my llne of talk. Thoy used to tell mo that sllenco wns go'lden, but how about Nebraska Brynn speak Ing hls way around tho Antlllcs at $2 a throw? But l drlft, Thlngs have been s*o up ln air here of lato lhat 1'm even afrald to say thnt my I r i e u d, Clytle Saundors, is boas of his own prlnt? lng s h 6 p. But I'vo got thn no tlon that thlngs aro golng to bo better?when the w o iu e n do tho votlng Instead of the work. "S o in o of my friends have been In uiy humble behalf, and thoy are golng to ask Judge Mann to put me on the Corporation Commlsslon. Thoy have two lawyers on lt now. Why not have a rabblt hunter as the thlrd me-.mber? Besldes, I know some? thlng about farrnlng: I'vo counted crosstlcs, and theroforo I'm qualltlcd to pass on the valuo of rallroad prop? erty. Say, lf I get that joi> I'm golng to get a prlvate ear. Me aud Nlsh wlll give partles to Old Point and the llot. l'll stand on the back platform and speak at every statlon tlll I make "S'obmskn. Brynn look llko a doaf and dllmb man. l'll play for franks; l'll send my nlne boys away, doadhoad, Just to telegraph them, deadhoad, to come home, deadhoad. Llttlo silas, my boy, who has come back from col? lcge to spend Ecnt, iu a sult that makes hlm look like n akyserapor. put the notion In my head. Sl ls a travel Ing plece of stuff. If I get that job l'll put every one of niy boys In tho Capltol. What do I caro about ncpot lsm so long as we get away wltli tho goods. But 1 won't have the job lf got to qnlt drlnklng llcker. busv ln uiv hnnil I'v, Wliat's been happenlng down to thc farm? Well, llsten. Do you know a delegatlon of wo? men folks came over thc other day to scek my aid in be half ot special leg? lslatlon? They want? ed chairs for work ing glrls. nnil shorter hours and temper ancc; they wanted to preserve. a lot of rubbish, and t h e y wanted me lo cham? plon the cause of the female ballot. They wanted laws relat Ing to the length of liiy day skirts; they wanted a law to enable a glrl to keep the ring after giving her gentlc man friend the dou? ble cross and the harpoon; they wanted to regulate dry goods storos so that a woman caught copying thc garment of another wo? man would bc burned at tho stake, or words to that effect. Thoy wanted to change the whist rules to icgillnilzo a | sneak lead; they wanted a commlsslon crcatcd to rcguiatc thc price of Easter ' bonncts, and they wanted everything, j to bo honest, from a whatnot in law to a whatnot in the front drawing | room, though why they call it a draw? ing room beats mc. But they didn't play falr. They made the Dufhbarton wldow snuggle up as chairman of the delcgatlon, and you know next to "Nlsh?well, therc's nothlng doing, as that divorce law is so raw it is apt to be killed. But getting back 'o thc Siate-widc talk. i told them that if D1HIIG 1ESC1E Tells How Young Emil Caher Saved Another Boy From Drowning. Josoph F. Maher, of 230 Xonh Twen ty-third Street, an eyewitness to tht drowning of Charles Marsh, in May 1907, and lhe saving of Byron Evans by Emll Cahen, on tne same afternoon will probably bo asked to give hls tes tlmony, when papers are prepared foi prcsentatlon to thu Carncgie Here Foundatlon, of Plttsburg, asklng thal it take soine rccognltion of Cahen': act. Mr. "Maher, as far as is known was tho only grown porson present when Cahen swam in wltli Evans, anr inimediately dlved ln a second tlme ii an offort to rcscue Marsh, whose bodj sank before ho got into the streani. "I shall be only too glad to givi my testimony on behalf of thc pluckj littlc hero," said Mr. Maher yesterday "I was an eyewitness to the tragedy and can give every detail." Frlendi of young Cahen will probably havi their papers prepared this week, am thc appllcatlon to the conimisslon wll be made through former Governo Montague. Cahen ls a son of Samue Cahen, of 2101! East Broad Street, and if hc socures tho deserved recognltlon he may bo able to complete hls educa tion, which may hc imposslhlo other wlse. RAID SKIN GAME OtHcers Brenk Up House Complnlued o und Arreat Slx Player*. Because lt had beon froiiuently com plained of, the house at Cl'J I'ronti Street was raidod last night by Ser geant Kraft and Pollcemen Toinllnsoi Kchiief and Neisii, nnd six negroe wero captured ln a skin game, Ther was a wild scurrv for tho doors who thc ofllcers broke their way in, am all scrambled for the wtndows am doors. Several tried to crawl unde tho bed, but wero promptiy drawn out and rominded that lt would not b safe. to run. Thu ofllcers got all th money ou the table aud tho cards. Southern Itnliwny Enrnlngs. Estlinatod earnings of tlio Soulherv Rallway for the llrst wook ln Fobrilarj show au increuse of $116,537 ns com parod with thc corrospondlng weel< last ycar. thoy insisted on passing it 1 <) pass a law* to reqitlt'e all women to he bound to a chalr, whllo a matron would bc ordered to potir red lomonado Into their system by a tube tlll they got dnffy for tho filght of a near-beer. Honost, 1 hellevo I scarod them awny from ihe Itlen. "I told them lf they kept up thnt kind of talk 1'd start a pnper of my own thnt would be so wet you woUldn't hnvo to denl ln fire Insurance. I'd nialte lt so, I added, that every tlmc a mnn went ln a bar and r'o g I s t o r e d fnr a drlnk hn'd grt a you r's h u b e r rl p tlon?that ld put lleker In the rench of thc poor so they could fattcn up. "But pretty soon I got tlred of that llne of talk, and Invlted tho hunch In to have a little Oo-long, properly stab. bed. When everybody got merry the Widow said we ought to have a Valen tlne party, but i told her It wns too expenstvo when lhe revenue llcense ta\ was so hlgh. Every tlme she took a llttlo more of that stabbed tea thc widow got more frlsky, then hIio chal lenged mo to composc a Valentlne verse ln ten seconds. Nine seconds thereaftcr I gave her thls: Nlsh beats nlno spots whon she makes a flash. but you ought to see Nlsh eat rahblt hash. The widow laughed tlll she choked; ^ heat her ln tho back, whlle Nlsh stab? bed thc tea again. Then old Hender son, who wcars hls grandfather's dlcer. asked me to glvo hlm somethlng about licker. wheroat 1 handed hlm tho story of N'athahlc] Waro, who wlshes he'd never been horn. who mado his money In llquid air and spent It for llquid corn. More COUgh* by the wldow; more Oo-long. But If I had kept on rhyming tlll the mldnight bclls were chlming nnd thc harkcep put his ltcker on the sholf. I'd ho thlrsty then tlll morning. which would bo a bltter warning, and I'd have to take thc blame upon myself. "And then I told them about a law I was framlng up?a law to stop idle gosslp ln Ilcrner raclier. No family has suf lorf-dniori) than thc Sklllltts They liave roasted me and Nisi, and thc nlne llttlo boys, who w*ouldn't do no body no harni. They havo even branded mc as a drunkard, when I'm a tee totio tee-totler. They have accusCd Nlsh of belng a social fotir-flusher; they havo said enough mean things to drlve us into solltude, but i want to s:iy tii.u i'm golng after tliat blll, and lf i don't get lt through l'll retire from publlc life. You ought to see them wo nien slt up, gullty-likc, and take no? tlce. Even tho widow got pale under tlio gills. The court didn't have to Instruct tlie jury except to name thc term. Wo aro *?oing to put a muzzlc on the knockers of Henncrracker: we'll make them losc their jobs and hlkc out to Danville or some other scaport town to knock there. But they can't stay around mo or mlnc. \\'c are golng to make thc city of brothefly love like a wlthcred dcuce. Its thc uplift for me. That delegation was duly lm pressed; l thlnk my talk sobered them, and thoy went away, lOrgcttiiig all about Statc-wide. i had them going, and when they went they were wiser. sadder, seared-er, but 1 bet that When they got home what thoy said about me was more than enough. On this no-gosslp platform I wouldn'l stop to look tn for Governor?I'd go so high you couldn't see tne with a" spy glass. And I'd take Nlsh and the nine along to play hall with thc team from tne comct." SflK FLEE FRDMBLIZZAROS Tourist Travei Establishcs New High Record in Move? ment South. Rallroad men said yesterday that accordlng to the ligures compiled uj to Saturday night, tourist travei South ward liad broken all records of recen years. This fact was true two week: ago, but lately business has increasui to an oxtent unheard of herctoforc bj passenger agents. Good times and cold weathor drovi peoplo from the East by the hurt dreds, practlcally all special train: passing through Blc-limond over tlu Sedboard Air Eino and Atlantic Coas Efno ltailroads being crowded. It some instances It was nccossary to re llove lhe congostlon by swltchiug som< of the sloepers to local tralns. Fvon thn Northwest tourist travei ha. rcached tho highest mark in Its hls tory, according to Southern P.ailwa; oftlcials, whose agents report that thi Middlo West has sent thousands o people thls winter to Florida for re lief from the cold. Indications nov are that the movement Southward wil contlnue until thc early part of March At the Jeffcrson Hotel yesterday i was said that the majorlty of tourist who stop in Richmond had engagoi reservallons to bo taken on the trl] North ward. "Alreadv the buslnes has bccn most grattfylne-" said tli. manager, "and we believe that mor. people will stop wltli us thls winto than ever before. Those who are her now say that the weather ln tho Nortl is unbearable, nnd thoy don't niini these little snow llurrles we have oc caslonally." Giich ti> lleiith Chalr Frlilay. A. S. Hamllton. of Eynchburg. con victed of killing a woman ln that clt> ls now under the death watch at th pcnltentiary, and will go to Iho cllttl next Friday morning. After ho fouiv that thero was no clianco of savlni hlmself, Hamllton mudc a full confes sion of tho erime, and says that he i roady to pay tlie ponalty. CASTORIA For Infants and Ohildren. Tho Kind You Have Always Boughl Bears the y^T Z/jSTZ^^T Blgnature of U^OT^^^^ TO EHD GREAT WORK Only Four Weeks Rcinain for, Lcgislattirc to Enact New Laws. HOUSE GRIST IN SENATE Long Debate Expeeted Over General Appropriation Bill. jUanv Local Mcasiires. Four weeks romaln of tho lfllO ses ? slpn of thc Ocncral Assembly. The last day of actual work will be on Saturday, March 12, although tentallvc sesslons, wllh bnlf u dozen members prosent ln each house, are llkely to bo hold for a dny or two later to allow fho Lloutonant-Oovernor and tho Spciikcr to slgn bllls. During these four weoks most of tho actual work nf tho sosslon will bo done. A great deal of thc ordlnary routlrift has boen dlsposed of. iiicludlng most of tho local bllls and thoso uncontested ineasures deslgned to c orreot real or imnginnry defeots Iu oxlstlng laws. The really contcsted bllls nro stlll ahead. Although the Scnato has passed the Flotchor tax equallzatlon blll und hns sent lt over to tho body on tho ensteru end of thc Capltol. lt lias tho pcrma-* nent problcm? of taxatlon stlll bcfoio lt, the Flotchor blll belng regarded as a tomporary measure only, lo apply lo tho roal estato assessment ot thls year. More or less debate on tax mat? tcrs Is expeeted thls week, Includlng not only a tax commlsslon or commit? tee, as the caso may be, but ulso mat? ters wlth referenco to increaso in the public revonues. Tbe IIousc has passed n sufllclcnt number of bllls to koop tbe Senate aud Hm commlttee busy for some timo t,? Come, and a good de.il of thls sort r>T business will be taken up nnd dlsposed of during tho p,.\t few days. r-in-iiillni; llic- Monej". As to thc- gonoral appropriation blll, It Is expectr-d that not muc-li inor.; tlme will clapso before the Kc-nat>i Flnanco Commlttee will be ready wlth a meas? ure for thi c "iu idt-r.itlon of that body. It is reasonable to suppose that tvlth thc start which tho Scnato commlttc* had ln udvanco'of the session thc uppcr body will debate and pas? a blll before thc House is in posltion to do so. As a matter of course, such a mr-.i. - ure will be the subject of a great deal of debate. No one lnstitutlon will g'-t all lt thlnks il ought to have. and even after the l-'inanco Cotnrnltto makos up Its mlnd what lt ought to do and what it will do, Individual Sen? ators will endcavor to havo thclr own Ideaj adopted, addlng to or subtract inc: from whatevcr may be thc blll re? med. Thc II. work ahead for the torostlng debatea ; probable. Barrlng will begln to-day. terday that not m Becured to-day for bill. providlng for denty of coutestcd week. and some in iro not at 'all Ini accldents, tho tun it was stat.-d yes many votes can be tho Throckmorton a. Stato ai.-i.-ountaut and a uniform system of bookkeeping, as was the case Saturday, when four volcs short of tho constltutlonal num? ber of Hfty-one wore reglstcrcd for the measure. There secms to be some In dlsposition to crcatc thls ofllco to do work whloh boards of supervisors, for Instance, aro supposed to do wlth rcf crctice to the books of county trcas urers. Olllccr I* Needed. However, those who favor tho bill are very much ln oarncst wlth rcgard to It. and Inslst that its pa.-:sogo is of thc utmost Importancc to tho Stab-. It is pointcd out that whllo thc super? visors thcorctically audlt the treasu rcr's books, as a matter of fact thoy'do so practlcally in but very few' in stnnces. and that it is unjust to expect them to make un oxpert examination. It is further said that a uniform sys? tem or bookkeeping will grcatly slm pllfy thc work in the office of the Aud itor of Public Accoun|s. It Is suppost-d that every treasurer in thc State is thoroughly boncst, and If thls be truo no one of them could posslbly object to nn examination of hls accounts, and tho?e who nro not thoroughly lamlliar with modern methods of bookkeeping will doubtless wclcomo thc hlnts and adopt the rules lald down by thc ex? pert accountant, who will rcprcscnt the peoplo of the Commonwealth. The appolntment of such an ofheor was carnestly urg'ed by Governor Swan son as a result of the examfnution made of tho book_ of thc departmeuts at the seat of government, whorc, al? though nothing but honesly and ear nest purpose was rovcaled, lt became evldent that the methods practlced woro in soino casBs antiquatcd und un satisfactory nnd Vcre iiablc to subject tho State to possible heavy losses. Lack of cash is thc only thin'g ln tiie way of thc passago of thc bill ap proprlatlng J50.000 for a monument at Gettysburg, wlilch will come up this morning. Sentiment among the Legis lators ls all in favor of tho proposltlon. Afraid of Propb-ltlon. Tho fut.e of tho measure establlsh Ing an adyisory pardonlng board and pro? vidlng for nn indoterminuto sentonco for criminals is very doubtful. On each occasion whon this bill has come up on the calendar, u strong opposition hns boen dovcloped, many ot the mombors regarding tho moasuro as taklng away tho practical oporatlon of tho j?rv system. As to tho optomctry blll, it may be? come a law, but not wlthout a llght Another moasuro on which a debiite is certain to ensuo ls that prohibltlng tho selection of a dlvlslon or county school suporintoiulont who is not i rosidont of tho district over which he ls to presldo. _t ls up near the head of tho calendar. Dlfferences of oplnlon will also oc ottr over the stcrillzation blll, whloh alms to prevont procreation by con nrmed criminals. Idlots. imbocllos and others. a feoling exists among .somo ron,Vc.%"10M 50l'S -,at v,reinlu is not roady for tlils sort of legislation. At least two more flglu.s within tho next day or two are ahead on lho bill making four Instead of two-voar terms between local option cloctlo'ns, and oii that providlng for tho eioction of meni bera of tho Stato ?orporation Commls? slon by a vote of tho people. Tho latter has boen unfavorably roportcd from the Commltteo on I'rlvjleges and Elcotions. Commltteo hearings coptlnuq to be heavy, aud a number ot thom is schod uled for thls week. Tho most import? ant will be tho cuutintiation of consld oration of the Eyrd-Wickham bllls pro? vidlng for strulglitonlng and rearrung ing thc linos of the Baylor Oystor Sur vny in tho Jumes ltlvor, which comes up 'Wednesday. Tho lirst hoaring on tho Strodo prohlbltlon blll Will be oo AVedneaday also.