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Gas Ranges f\re ? Summer Nweasity?So ara Alaska Refrigerators. Prices no higher than inferior m_k_i a_4 you don't cxperiment v*hen you buy, tithcr. Chas.G.JURGENS'Sen, Sole Agents, ADAMS AND BROAD, tight ia tlio Ccntra of F_r_i_i?_>W?*^ BU LIQUOR BILL PASSED GY HOUSE (Continued From Flrst Page.) than 500~7?eopi_~-_n grant jTlirenTeT There were amendments to rcduce thls to 300, hut wlthout result. One amendrnent Fought to Increase lt to 1,000, but thls recelved very few .votes. None of the drastlc features of the Mll aa It was nrst Introduced ls re? talned. Thero was no effort to change tho existlng closlng hours. An Im? portant amendrnent. however, ivas that llnlng mlnors who buy llquor. Here after theso youngstors who'testlfy In lhc grand Jury room agalnst a saloon keeper must be convicted and mado to pay. 'Mr, Byrd dld not object to this, .eaylng that It was a proteetion to the naloon men. SEN AIE I'raycr hy Rev. II. D. C. Maclachlan fcesslon of the Seti ravorable reports were recelved on thc House blll providing foi thr- work i;i- of roads in Henrlco county aud a blll to allow a bond issue In Ports li"uth for -choolhouses. A resolutlon was brought forward by Bonator Sale tenderlng tho thanks of thc (leneral Assembly to Beverley B. Wunford for hls recent book. "Setting Forth tho Attltude of Virginla as to Blavery." "This resolutlon seeks but to pay a just tribute to a splendid work, "thc result of great reseaxch," sald Senator fc*a!e. "It Is the fruit of the hard labor d scholarly effort of a form_r mem ber of the General Assemblj The vol ;inia on f->r the Jolnlng in t!'." tribute, S, r.:? t<? r I'olks r- :? r.-.i to Mr. Munford in hlgh terms, and pointt-ri out that especlal credlt was due to the author. since he had labored under lhe harassment of im paired health. Pralsing the vindication of^Virginia's attltude brought out by the book, Sen? ator Uison seconded thc resolutlon, which was unanimou>ly adopted. Itnllrond Charter ltepeal. Senator Echols presented the re? port ot the special Joint committee appointed to oonfer wlth thc olticlals of the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Rallroad nn.j also Introduced the bills drawn up by the commlttoe, which were referred to the Committee on Hoads and internal Navlgatlon. Thc following bills then were pash-.d: The Ward blll amending tlie act providing a llcense on moving pic? ture shows; the Eesner blll. changlng tho name of the Northern Branch of the Ellzabeth Rlver to Lafayette Ri'y. er; the Lincoln bill. providing lhat certain Federal offlce hoiders may hold munleipal oflices also; the W'ickham blll. requirlng the provldlng of seats fur female employes; the King bill, relatlvo to the re-enterlng of assessed lands; the Sale hlll, provldlng an amendrnent to thft Constitution so that towns and cltles may avail thenwelves, if desired. of a commsslon form of government. A number of uncontesU-d bills were ordered to he engrossed. Debate took place on the Sale bill, proposing an amendrnent to the Con? stitution, so as to enable cltles and towns to avoll themselves of a com mission form of government. Scnator Hart entered into a caustlc criticlsm of that form of municlpal government. He sald that he was op? posed to tearlng to shreds the Con? stitution wlthout flrst trying It. and that this Innovatlon ought, on that ground. to be turned down. He be? lieved that such a form of govern? ment is not Democratic. "It comes frm the land of the grasshopper and the cyclone, where it has been a fatl ure." he. sald "It has not worked ln Galveston, its chief stronghold, and every objectlon that was argued to tho old form of government cau now bo urged agalnst the commlssion form. ?*?*.? c are departing from repre sentative government and going back to arbltrary rule. 1 do not believe ln suhmitting thls question to the peo? ple. for they do not always perceive the underlylng prlnclplo when thoy vote on such changes." Anieudiiienl Adopted, A vigorous defense was set up by Senator Sale, who polnted out many cities whero the system had worked successCully, namlng Staunton, among others, as n city which liad worked well undcr a modilicd form of munl S. S. S. curos Oatarrh by removing the cause froni tho blood. It so thoroughly purifios the circulation that thore ls nothing loft to inflamo and irritate the mucous linings of the body, which ls the most prominent and dangorous offoct of Oatarrh. As long as the mucous mombranes and tissuos are kopt in a stato of mflammation and irritation by an impuro and infected condition of the circulation, Oatarrh will remain. Its disagrcoablo eymptoms of ringing noises in the ears, mucous dropping back into the throat, headaches, watery eyos, difficult breathing, and ovon stomach cnsorders and woakcnod health, cannot be permanently roliovcd until tho blood is.purified. Kocal applications alone can have no real curative valuo, because such treatment doos not roach the blood. Sprays, inhalations, lotions, etc, aro valuablo only for thoir cloansing and antiseptio effect, but if dependod on alone Oatarrh sufferers will find a cure impossible. Nothing equals S.S.S. for curing Oatarrh. It goes down into the circulation, get3 at tho root of tho trouble, and removes ovory particlo of catarrhal matter from tha blood and enriohes this vital fluid so that instead of irritating the. different mucous portions of the body, it nourishpa them with rich, health-giving properties. Then tho symptoms begin to pass away, and Oatarrh is permanently cured. Book on Oatarrh aud any medical advice tin. IHE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATT.ANTA, til. clpnl governtnont Ho thought th form a biiHlnesn-llk. ono, Ry a. voto of .3 to 4 thn nment mont wns pas.ed. fionator flravntt, Introduced n. bi regarding tiie charter of Woul. Poln whlch caine In ns a llnnnclal rnrasur On motion of Senator llolland, ac Journincnt wan taken nl 2 o'clock. HOUSE ln accordaneo wlth tho new rule th House met ;it 11 o'clock. Mr. Page presonted iho report of th Kpeclal Jolnt Committec ofl the Rich iiuind, Proderlckaburg and Potoma Railroad charter. lt. stated tliat th commlttee hnd ugroed on a blll whlcl would authorize Iho mergor, whll safoguardlng tiie Interest of both Mn Htato and tho company. lt. wan fur hor stated tlmt the commlttee Hati boen lor] to belleve tlmt if tho blll wen passed H woul,] result ln the aurrohde; of tho old charter and a relncorpora? tlon. ii was recomrnended that a sta* of alx moniliB be enacted on flio Cooki amendmentj on the StThday traln blll to glve tho road timo to perfect H* plans. On motlon of Mr. WIlHama, oi Glles, the report won agreed to. On motlon of Mr. Raker, 300 coplei of the Stato banklng blll us amended were ordered to bo prlnteri. lllll* Are fonnril. Tho following House bllls wore pass? ed: To amonri the gamo laws of Sussex and creene.vlllo countles. patrons Mea*ra. Spatlg and Yarrell. To proliiblt the granting of charter? to banks of less than "10,000 caplta stock. Patron, Mr. Wlngo. A new road law for Sussex county Patrons. Mcssrs. Yarrell and West, ol S'ansemond. To requlro common carrlers to accept Interchangeable mlleage coupons or trains Instead of exchanglng them for tickets at statlons. Tho emergency clauso was flrst strlcken out. Patron, Mr. Yarrell. Two companlon bllls atnondlng thc road laws 0f Rocklngham county. Pa? tron. Mr. Good. To amend tho law in rolatlon to Hens on crops for advances to farmers Patron, Mr. Stebblna. Next came tho blll requlrlng rail? road- to post notlces of delaye. trains. tfr. Cox moved to dismlss tho blll, a* he thought tho present law sufflclent dr. Throckmorton explalned that the -?rovisionB are extended to statlons vhlch have tejephono as well as to hose whlch havo telcgraph servlce. tt further requires roads to State the tlme when the traln leave statlons hlrty mlnutes' run away, so thal the lassenger mlght rtgure out the delay nstead of taking the statcment of th? -allroad company. HiirilNliip oh TlfiniN. Mr. "vVIMIams, of,-Glles, thought thls .vas putting an Impossiblllty on rall -oads. Wlth the consent of thc patron. Mr. Powers, the blll was passed by for unendment. The House then passed a blll provIT. ng for tho Issue of bonds for the erec lon of two iron bridges aorosu New Rlver In Glles county. and another unendlng the road law of Glles county. Patron of both, Mr. Williams. of Gilcs. The Grlgsby blll was then passed by i vote of 45 to 31. H is to compel den tlsts to complete a course in medicine irgery before practicing. Mr. Pen -leton moved to pass by a motion to reconsider. saylng that he thought it " bad blll. Mr. Byrd (Mr. Cox in the halr), opposed thc motlon. and the Houso stood by the Speaker. A mo ion to reconsider was lost The hour of 12:30 havlng arrlved. the tlme set for conslderatlon of the Byrd liquor blll, the House went Into commitiee or tne wnole, wlth _Jr. Williams, of Glles, in the chair. Byrd Ulll _??. Speaker Byrd _usg__teu that 'ht blll ba taken up section by section. ile said that it was not a radical meaaure nor waa it a wide diver_en_t. trom ihe ixistiiig- law. The Comuiil te<j on Countie., C'illcs and Towns had ?onsldered it ln cunjun.tion wlth the Holt blll, which has passed the Sen ue, and had reported lt wlth lunond nents. lt had then, iie said, gone to ho Committee on Finance; which iiau nade no changes as regarda the li lancial feature, but whlch had put on unendrnents in policy. These he did iot, for the most part, approvo of. The nrsi section was read, definlng Iquors. ln his bill as introduced, Speaker Ryrd had struck o it the laus. In tiie present law exempting ?everages containing less than 2 1-4 ler cent. alcohol. This was the near icer section. This provlsion had been >ut back ln the bill by the Committee in Finance. "Now," sald the fcneaker, "nobody >'an(s near-beer; nob'-Tiy ever did want icar-beer; nobody ever asked for loar-beer; nobody ever will want iear-beer. I hope the Committee of ho Whole will agree to cut it out" Mr. Cox offered an amendment add ng the words "and all other intoxl ?ating Ilquors of any character wha.t loever." The bill, sald Mr. Cox, was lerc as a temperance measure, and ie wanted to make it complete. In ?eply to a'question, he sald lt would illmtnato the salo of clder If that bev ii'iige would *_ toxlcate. Mr. Llon isked lf he would accept pure clder vlr. Cox said that whether or not pure ilder would intoxicato was a subject or dlscussion. Mr. I.lon said that if ilder were old enough and one drank inpugh of it, it would Iritoxlcate, Re ?ertlng to hls declaratlon tliat thls vas a temperance measure, Mr. Bow nan said that It was a revenue meas ire. Ilewnro of Cox. Mr. Byrd apparently could not see ny partlcular objectlon at the mo neiit to the Cox amendment, but said litit Inamnuch as the member from tlcbmond had voted against the Byrd ill of two years ago, and would vote gainst thls one. he would observe he riale to beware of Greeks hearing ,lfi.s. The Cox amendment was lost ?y a vote of 16 to 4S. No objectlon was made to thc see tion crentlng 11 new Ulnd of llcense? thnt. of relall uhlpprm. Then came the section allowlng de. Ilvory of llrjUors under n. retall llcense to custoinerfl wlthlti onn mile of the Clty or town. Mr, Cox moved lo mako thl.-i three mllc.s, ns the. Hichmond de? livery wagons go tliat dlstance. Thls was lost, nn wns nn nmendment rnaklng It two miles, by a voto of -fi lo 39. No objectlon wiis raised to thn new provlsion requlrlng the miinfiH of the '?oiislgnor and conslgnee to hc murked on tho paekafces of liquor shipped. This ls in aecordance wlth tne new Inter Btate law passed hy Congress. There Ih no change whatever ln the section relatlng to social clubs. Uriig Mlore lllles. As to the sale of ilquor ln drug stores, Air. stephenson, of James city, offered a substitute for the section. It was along the llne of ihe Keyscr hlll, allowlng pharrnaclsts, without paying addltlonal llcense, to sell liquors on prescrlptlon. Mr, Yarrell aald hc waH for local op? tlon, and he would not stand for a State law rnaklng every drug store a barroom. He had seen thc had effects of thls practlce In Alabama. Spenklng for hls amendrnent, Ur. ste. phenson said that country dlstrlcts, small towns and villages rteeded liquors for' medlclnes a:-. much ao dld cltles. A great deal of trouble, he sald, Ir found In getting whiskey for medical purposes. He called attention to the safaguards thrown around such sales ln the way of affldavlts frorn the phy? slclans. He was opposed by thc other Mr. Stephenson, he of Bath. Thc latter sald he had practiced law in West Vir? ginla for twenty years, and that ln many places in that Stato where there are no saloons every drug store Is a barroom. In one town that he knows of there ls a drug store which does not keep a drug. In one case a man got ton quarts In one week for rnedl. clne. Some pleasantrles occurred here on the subject of snakc bltes. Mr. Cox opposed thc amendrnent. He said he, would also oppose the Keyser blll. The Stephenson .lmendmcnt was lost by a large rnajority, but Mr. Cox Insisted on a division, which resultcd: Ayes, 6; noes, 63. SnlooiiK \cnr Clmrchew. Taking up next the provlsion agalnst issulng llcenses within 400 feet of churches and schools, Mr. Byrd accept? ed the Flnance Commlttee's amend ment making thls hlgnway measure ment, and not direct measurement. Mr. Cox offered an amendrnent strlk Ing out thls provlsion entirely. He sald that Richmond Ih locally manag Ing the question of the locatlon of sa loons as aults her best. She has re? duced thc number and ls placlng them where It neems proper to her cltlzen to do so. He appealed to the com mlttee of the whole to give Richmond local optlon and let her work out her problems aH she wished. Mr. Byrd opposed thls. He had ar? ranged lt so that it would not dlsturb existlng llcenses. Mr. Lee offered an amendrnent ex emptlng cascs where the church ofll? cers and congregation agree to the .-aloons being establlshed within 400 feet. Hc explainc-d that it was the policy ln his town of Itocky Mount to restrlct saloons to one street, a short, one, which has a negro church in the mlddle. The people wanted the sa loons to stay on thls street. He was afraid it would be impracticablc to move tho church, and its members would agrce to tho saloon. Again speaklng to his amendrnent Mr. Cox argued that the Legislatuie should not pass a blll putting a pre mlum on one man's property over that of another. The committee amendrnent was agreed to. The Cox amendrnent was lost by a vote of 34 to 43. The Lee amendrnent was agreed to. iii,-iiiii?iiil E-cepted. Mr. Cox then offered an amendmen provldlng that the 400 feet clause should not apply to cities having a population of more than 75,000 at thi last United States census. Il was carried by a large majorlty. Mr, Page proposed an amendrnent which was agreed to, stating that this section should not apply to places al? ready licensed at the time of the pas sage of the act. The next section of the bill to be taken up was that prohibltlng jlcense to be grante(] ln towns of less than 300 Inhabitants. Mr. Byrd had made this 1.000 in hls origlnal blll, but lt had been reduced to 300. which Is lhe tlgure ln the present law, by the Com? mittee on Countles, Cities and Towns Mr. Llon offered an amendrnent making it 300. He sald he believed in local self-governmerft. The Leglsla ture. he thought, should not abridge tlie llbertles of the people by depriving them of a right to vote. The objec? tlon might be raised that these small towns have no adequate police protec tion. He replled that they cannot be towns unless they have organized go ern ments. Mr. Byrd opposed thi.=. He thought it would be an unfortunate step back ward. lf any one part of the present law was satisfactory, in his opinion It was that cuttlng out llcenses ln small towns. For l.nrnl finvcrnnitnl. Mr Clement announced that he would like to go On recorr] as oppos ing thls section entirely. He believed In local optlon and snld that these sort of laws, Instead of promotlng temper ance, wore dlsastrous to the temper ance caiuse. Thc idea of destroylne locei self-sr/overnment came from New Knprland and was not n Southern .._..,,,?. i, _.ns ropuenant lo him to trv to foi-f-e pennle to he -_rond. lf men cnn he made good bv lesjisla tlon. there was no uF(. |n havlnjr churches. which could ns well he turn? ed Into barus. The chanc-e proposed by Mr. Llon sald Mr. Ollver. would. so far as he knew, affect hut one town In hls sec? tion of the State?Oceoquan. That town had saloons until the passatre of the Bvr<i law two years ago. and he believed 7.1 ner cent. of the. people wanted the saloons back. Thev should, in hls oninlon. have the right. th voto on it. The police proteetion thero was good. The hour of 2 o'clock having arrived the Commltteo nf the "Whole rose and the chalr was vacated untll I o'clock. Afternoon Scsslou, As soon as tho House rcconvened, It went into Commltteo of thc Whole with Judge Martln Williams again aet ing a.s chairman. He at oiue put the vote un the Llon amendiueni al? lowlng whiskey to he sold in towns of moro than 300 people. lt was lost?.3 to 36. . ; Mr. Pcndleton offered ijji nmendment making tho llmlt 1.000. Only a few scatterlng votes were east for Ihls and thero was not even a show of hands. Mr. l.lon offered nnothor amciidniont allowlng llcense in towns of 300 or more people, provlded tho court wero fully satlsfled that tho person- apply ing wns iit an,l lhat thc place was a sultuble one, and that pollco protee? tion would he afforded. It shoul,! also bc shown that a majorlty of tho peo? ple wero ln favor of such llcense. n practlcally re-onaoted. the old Mann law as applled to towns of between 300 and' BOO peoplo. This would bo a stop backward, sald Mr. Byrd again, The nnieiidmcnt was lpst?27 to 44, Tho present law allows liconao to Janos Natural Laxaflve Water Recomrnended by Physicians Rcfuse Substitutes Best remedy for CON8TIPATIO territory contlguoUS to cltles. whether thero Is n town of .'00 peoplo or not. The now blll does not nllow thls next lo dry cKIon, Thore wns no objectlon, For Sllinll Dlntlllrr.. Mr. J'arr proposed an amendment to the effect that tho provislons of the blll should not be applied to distillers Who mash ton bushels or moro a day Instead of twenty, as In the blll. Mr, Clotnent sald thls was a move r?r tbe poor mnn t0 heIp thf, -raa,j manufacturer. "lf," he sald, "we are Kolng to legfslato In tho Interest of monopoly, let us adjourn and go homo" Mr. Byrd sald that Mr. Clement, llke Mr. r-nx. mlght havo a Joker up hls sleeve. f_e wbuld not accept the amend? ment, and It was lost .12 to 39. . On the quesbfon of license fees, Mr. Casey thought thero ought to bo two gradl ? when referred to tlio rocall "thipper, slnco thoro ls wide difference ln Uie amount of buslness dono. Mr. Byrd remarked that thls would require a system of machlnery for reports to commissloners of the revenue. The blll further provlded that pro? hlbition should not apply to clder whlch will produce Intoxlcatlon. unless sold In quantlties of less than five gal? lons In dry territory. An exception to even this rule was mado in favor of thc man who grows the fruit from whlch the clder Is made. lt would not prevent the dellvery of clder to tho common carrier for shlpment into dry territory. Nor should lt apply to pure wlne manufactured by the person growing the fruit. In other words, thc House adopted and Speaker Byrd ac? cepted the entire section proposed by Mr. T<*mpleton as a substltute for sec? tion 14 of tho blll. Thls hnd boen asked for by thc fruit growers. ?Wlne Denlcrs "Wln. Dr. Dunn offered an amendment striking out the section regarding the manufacture of wine from fruit grown by the maker. He was trylng, he said, to protect the wlne peoplo and some clder mills In hls county. Mr. Byrd sald that his blll did not prohlblt anyhody from buying fruit, but the venerable member from Albemarle was not to be turned from hls way. He knew what he wantea and flnally got lt In the form of an addition to the blll, sayingr. that |t should not apply to wlne manu? factured by the person growing "or buying" the fruit. The next section increased the min Imum of license fees to be paid by brandy distillers who operate only part of the year. Mr. Lee wanted an abate ment of the money for that part of the year for whlch license was not wanted. He lost. The member from Franklln took occaslon to say that it was the understanding ln the recent campalgn that there would be no further liquor legislation at this session. The apple people had gotten what they deslred, a.ici he wanted rclief for the brandy distillers of hls section. Messrs. Bell and Parr also offered amendments reduclng this license. .Mr. Byrd thought distillers should pay their share of the general lncrease They wllj Pay lt. To Sell Old Boo/.c. .Mr, Lion moved that the prohlbition of sale in dry territory should not ap? ply to distillers who made tlie'r pro? duct before the passage of the original Byrd law. These wero poor men. he .-ald, who could not afford to move to another placo to sell their old stock, and should be allowed to dispose of It. Mr. Byrd said his old stock would bc like the widow's cruse of ol!?it would never be oNhausted. Mr. Lion's amendment was defeated. Brewers in dry territory are to bo allowed to ship anywhere by the new law. This ls ln the Interest, the patron sald. of that industry. Mr. Parr wanted to allow brandy to be sold in any territory by distillers unless such territory had voted dry. there being much territory ln the State forclbly put dry by tbe Mann and Byrd laws. The Speaker sald this was tiie worst,. amendment of all. since it would re'rult in a barroom in nearly every' nelghborhood. It was lost. Another section was approved, en larging the number of distillers who will he hrought under the Mann law. Comlng to tho clder proposition again, this tlme under the head of revenue, it was allowed that flrms or corporations, in addition to lndivldu als, mlght make and sell tho product. Those manufacturln'g other than puro cider are laxed 5100. No females are to be allowed to buy ilquors, nor any to bo given to a temal. tor dellvery. sialcs "Knovrlngly. ? As to the section forbiddlng sale to mlnors, insane persons, etc, Mr. Tur? pin offered an amendment adding the was "knowingly." Mr. Byrd sald that under ihts it would be impossible to secure convlctlons. for the saloon keeper would always claim that he did not know it. He knew, he said, that sometlmes there were hardshlps, when saloon keepers violated the law with '_it iniending to, but that tho policy of the State had been not to put the word "knowingly" into legislation of thls ^irt. The Turpin amendment was lost. Mr. Fee offered an amendment pro? vidlng that there should bo no revo cation of license for offenscs lf the court were satisfied that ..-e law -was broken by an omploye, nnd thac ll was done without tho consent and agalnst the orders of the employcr. This was defeated. Mr. Good ' proposed an amendment that any minor or studont who should buy liquor should bo lined $2*0. Mr. Byrd said he would accept this, since it was a protection to saloon keepers. lt was agreed to. Mr, Myers, tho patron of the State wide blll. wanted io add Thanksglvlng Day to those occaslons on whlch liquor cannot be sold. Tho Speaker said he was not wllllng to go that far. and the proposition was lost, No objectlon was made to forbiddlng ___________________y______ Prices, 25c, SOc, and Sl.oo. mJM________a_iiJBiBiigMJj 1 "? p, shlpments, which eonforms with thn new United states law. (iood-liy lo Nenr-ll<*cr. The nonr-heer section waa left out, wlthout. objectlon. Air. Turpln offered nn amendrnent mnklng the mlnlmum llne for luw vlo? latlon jr. Instead uf $60, lie. explalned that tho IJedford dispensary had once or twlco unlntentlonally vlolatcd tho law, and tho Instltutlon had had to pay. The ameiidmont was lost. A n,'w feature which met general approval wus thnt reqtilrlng persons given a jall sentence under tho law tu work on the roads If physlcally ablo to rlo so. Whon thls section was reached? "Nothlng in thls act shall be construcd to prohlblt tho sale of denatured al? cohol for uso In arts, or for the pur? poso of fuel, light nnd power"?it was proposej to add cldor. Mr. Byrd op? posed thls, Hay Ing he had already ad? mltled elder to sale qulto wldely. However, tho amendrnent waa carrlcd ?37 to 24. Mr. Byrd dcmande_ a roll call, whlcli the chairman ruled was out of order ln committee of the whole. A motion was carried to reconslder. Tho Speaker sald that thls would throw tho doors wlde open to tho general salo of cldor, which was Intoxlcatlng If mlxed with sugar. Hls appeal waa suceessful, and tho amendrnent was lost. KccplOK the Itecord*. There was no objectlon to making carrlers keep records of shlpments both at places of shlpment and de? livery. Nor was anyfralscd to tho pro? hlbltlon of the storlng of liquors ln dry terrltory, and thc proventlon of Bigns announclng the sale of liquors where no llcense has been issued. United States bonded warehouses were oxcepted from this section. Conslderabl* discussion was waged around the section prohlbltlng any person ln dry terrltory from sollcltlng ordors for liquors or actlng as agents for the transmission of such orders. Mr. Lee wanted to strike thls out, since lt would lnterfere with a man doing a nelghborly act ln buying whiskey and carrying it to hls friend. Thls was not the lntentlon of the Speaker, who accepted an amendrnent offered by Mr. Hanvood prohlbltlng any one from actlng as agent for thc sale of the llquor. In other words, lt allows persons to act as the agent of, the buyer and not of the seller. The emergeney clause wns agreed to, since it is the lntentlon to charge the higher rate for llcense on May 1. Thc commltteo of tho whole then rose and reported the hlll to the House as amended. Mr. Byrd moved Its en grossmrmt. tlppnae* Hlish I.Iceune. Mr. Stubbs said he was a local op tlonlst. He thought, however, the ll? cense rates charged in the bill were too hlgh. He dld not see the justice ln such enormous increases. If It was right to llcense saloons, they should be charged reasonable rates; lf wrong. they should not be granted llcenses at all. "At the last session." he sald, "1 supportcd both the Byrd llquor blll and the general apprlprlatlon blll wlth' pleasure. Thls tlme \ propose to try to reduce the enormous appro? priation for Kood roads. a totai of more than $400,000, from which my section has recelved practlcally no benefit." As a test on the amount of llcenses, he proposed to reduce the wholesale licfnse from $1,250 to $900. j.Is mo? tion to this effect was lost. By a large majorlty tiie House en grossed the hlll. The measure was then put upon its hnal passage and carried?67 to 13. At 6:27 the House adjourned to 11 o'clock to-day. Here and There tn the Legislature Further hearlmr on the merits of the Richmond. Frederickshurg and Poto? mac matter wlll be had on Wednesday nlght at S o'clock, when tliero will be a joint meeting of the Senate and House Committees on Roads and lnter nal Navigatlon ln tho Senate chamber The two bills yesterday Introduced in the General Assembly. relating to the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Poto? mac charter, wlll be the subjects of the argutnenls. Attorncy-General Williams. ex-Attorney-General .Anderson, lhe Board of Sinking Fund Commlssloners, and the State proxles of Ihe Richmond, Frederickshurg and Potomac have been requested to appear at this hearltiK. "Good roads" buttons were distrlb utod freely yesterday by Senator Las? slter, the] good roads apostle of the higher branch. Many of the members are wearing them conspicuously. Tho Gayle bill. rearranKing lhe ju dicial circults of Nelson and BuckinK ham countles. wlll be given a special hsarln;*- by the Senate Committee on Courts of Justice thls afternoon at 3 o'clock. Many will appear to speak. Chansres in lhe maxlmum and mini? mum number of members of munlcl pal governing bodies are proposed ln a hill bv Senator Hart. The measure provldes that in cities of 10.000 more population. the Common Council may have as a mlnlmum membershin c-lght members, Insiead of fourteen, as demanded by the present law. Slml larly, the mlnlmum for the Board oi Aldermen is four, a.s asainst eight In cities under 10,000 In population the sole governinsr body shall conslsl of not less than six nor moro than twenty members. The present law makes lt not less than eight nor more than forty. Levy of lncome taxes for munieinal 5r county purposes by cities, countles ir towns is positlvely inhibited in a nili of which Senator Hart ln thc .latron. Contlnuance of the commission to levise a stable method for the main enance. management and expansion ol* ;he educatlonal Instltutlons of the Stato Is provided In a blll fostored by Senator Watkins. Thls commlssion a as appointed last year, but reported hat it was unable, so Ifmited was tlie iine of its members, to make any sat sfactofy suggestions to the Genorai \ssembly. Tlie call for such a oom nisslon arlses because of the desire or some systematlc method based on he natural growth und needs of -aeh nstltutton, by whlcli mny bo met the li mands made hy the higher educa lonal Instltutlons for money at each lioollng of lhe General Assembly. The iresept tendencles. of these Instltu lons accordlng to the bill, appear tu io ln ihe dlrectlon of educatlonal du illcation and restiltant flrianclal waste. I'hc hlll calls for seven persons to be ippulnted by lhe Go-^rnor, four of Vlioni shall he experlenced educators. Tlv request. Senator llohhs lias scm ip a blll maklnsr it a misdemeanor for uiv rallroad traln runnlng across tlie ?allway tracl-c, of another company at uiv grade crosslng to fall lo come to _ full stop al such a polllt aud 'to iscertaln if tho traeks are clear. The i|ll also provldes ihat suitable walting ?ooms' shall ' - ostabliuhed nt or near ? hese crosslng b.v tho passcmre** com? panies. They must bo always unlock ad and properly hqated. li Was said last fllght that a substi? tute, or eiuuproiulso, oyster blll wltl bo iresentod hy the Senate commlticc lo Jny, Thc bollef I'S thut the ucw moiia ire wlll Sttllsfy all partles ul liiterust. PHONE: MADISONT2734. ?__ N0.2I3. EAST BROAD ST. Alexander von Fielitz The dlstln.ulshed composcr, writcs: "No piano satlsflc* me any more since I have played tha I hnped to flnd one In Berlln becauie thcrc Is such a great American colony hcrc. I mlsscd my ftood Mason & Hamlin I'lano more than ever 11 few days afto when I had some Ameri? can muslclans at my house. If I were rich I would order one from Hoston at once, but, unfortunately, I cannot afford to buy a piano Just now, Thoufth I nm not a planlst, there come so many excellent planlsts to my house I should llke to have them play the American piano I prefcr to ull others." "The Piano That Satlslles." EVERYTHINQ AfUSIC^ IWePiana fio. -rV\E PIArVo. n C ENTER _? 0/? THE S< OIL INSPECTION DECLARED A FAKE Opposition to Byrd Bill Says . There Is Nothing in It at All. Srenuous lnder-d were the klcks pul In yesterday morning against the Byrd oil blll by independent ol] peo? ple. They contended that the Standard would not be hurl at all, but that the consumer would pay the freight. .Stlll more lnterestlng was the asser? tlon made by an oil man that thero is nothing in oil Inspection, anyway. ?Mr. llarwood, a member of the House from Klchmond, appeared be? fore the Commltteo on Kinanco of that body. Ho sald that tho Standard Oil Company would have no onc before the Legislature llghting tho Byrd blll, whlch Imposes a tax of half a cent on tho gallon, to pay the expenses of tho Inspection, The only effect, he sald, would be to crcate a new strlng of otflccrs In thls State, for whlch the consumer in the country, whero they don't have electric llghts, would pay. Colonel llarwood Introduced H. \V. Fehsenfeld, presldent of tho Rlch? mond. Oil Company, of Manchester. He satd that all the Independents oppose Inspection. Ho did not know ot any test or series of tests -which would determlno tho lumlnosity of oil. Tho leading experts, ho sald, agree on this proposition. The only thing that keepa inspection nllve ls the office holders in thoso States whlch have thls system. Virginia, he asserted, gets better oil than North Carollna. which has In? spection. He sald thnt the -forth Carolina chemlst dltl not know what he was talklng about. He had offered to pay $1,000 to any charity If any body could provo that there was any? thing at all In the Inspection of illurn inating oils. The committee did not reach a de? clsion on the subject. STATE-WIDE BILL L liouse Finance Committee Takes Kick at Prostrate Measure. According to agreement, argument was had yesterday morning before ihe House commitiee on Finance on the Myers State-wide blll. Thls meas? ure, whlch had previously boen re? ported unfavorably by the Commlttee on Privileges and Elections, was sent to this coiiiinittee. lt was announced ln the outset that tho commlttee dc sired to hear nothing except argument on the tlnanclal question Involved. Mr. Myers opened tho debate. H? sald thal as a general proposltlon the liqiior business makes drunkards and paupers out of good citlzens and In? crcases criminal expenses. The 11 nances of the Stato would not, lie said, be hurt In vlew ot the proposed amendment providlng that In no caso should prohlbition become operativc beforo January 1, 1912. Senator Strode came next. He sald nis attention had been called to thc fact that soinctimes clerks of courts io not liave complete records of regls tratlon, He therefore would arrange it so that the reglstrars should be re tulred to furnish these llsts. Glve Six .loutli.' Tlme. As to the date. ho sald this was nxed in tho blll as on the ilrst of May succecillng the election. Now lt was proposed to mako it January 1. 1912. He was also wllllng to put it six months afler the election. The dato which liappened to bo the fur ihest off would be tho ono operativc. In this ense, the saloon keepers would have nt least six months' tlme to elose up thclr affairs. Tho income from license taxes on il? quors last yoar, said tho Senator, was about $350,000. The Holt blll would probably lncrease thls to from $50p, 000 to. $600,000. If the theory of this bill were corroct, ho said, and the peo? ple ought to be given tho right t< vote on the question, then the L.egls luturo should not assumo the rospon sibility as to flnancea, lt would be merely an argument in the campalgn, ind one for the people to settle. According to 10. B. Thomasson, thc Ilrst speaker ngalnst the bill, tbe reve? nue from the Byrd or Holt blll would bo about $700,000. Tbe State has, he sald, Invlted the brewers to come hero ind lnvest. They have done so in lurge aniounts, ranging from $300,000 for tho smallest brnwery to $soo,00_ for tbe largest. The proposltlon of :he Myers blll was to destroy large ;axablo values and tho property of eit zens wlthout componsatlon. Hig ilre-VliiR Buk|i?c??. Reading from thc report of the Com nlssloner of i,abor, he showed thnt he brewerloa rank tlfth ln the stuu miong, niaiiufactories. The value oi helr product. was twelfth, whlle the> ,rc second ln tho amount of wages uild direct to employes, wlthout ountlng tbe work given to bottlera, irinters and others. Should the blll pnss and the people ote dry tlio Stato would bo coinpclled, m january l, 1012, to refund about 230.000 In llccnses for tho balanco of hat license year. , Hc asked if iho Legislature la pre iitrcd to lncrease t|ie ta\es an tho armer to inaku up t-llQ deiioit and if it Vill vote to sliut down tho Virginia irewerlcs, destmylng their' proporty, nd hiind. tho busiue.ss over to tlio ?absl, Anhou'ser-Busch ind othor fui' ign brcworics. . ? Samuel 1.. Kolley closed ; the nvgu ment against the bill. Ho sald thnt countles nnd cltles and towns have to live, as well as the Statc. Theso In dutrles pay as much to the cltles as to the State. Bills are now pending, he sald, provldlng ln the near future for the segrogatlon of taxablc values. Llcense taxes would then probably go to local purposes. This would bo lost to tho locallties. 2Yo IHght of Frnnchlse. As to roferrlng the matter to tho peoplo, Mr. Kelley sald that lt ls well settled that thero ls no Inallenablo right to vote. Vlrglnla has 2.000,000 people, of whom only 200,0.10 or less havo the right to vbte. Tho Legisla? ture. ho thought, was not only not compellod to abrogate its dutles. but It actually had no right to submlt thls qucstlon to the people. It Is well known, he said, that thc whole people do not leglslate as wlsely as do smaller bodies chosen fo rthat purpose. All free government ls based on thls prlnclple. Tlio General Assembly ls Instructed by the peoplo to settle questions of taxatlon. It has no right to shitt thls burden on the pooplo. Dr. James Cannon, Jr.. ln conclu slon, sald somothlng about thc duty Of the liquor traffic to dofend th_ treasury of the State. Ite Sald lt has been laid down by the iuproma Court that tho llquor busincss exlsts only ou suffcrance. These _rewerle_ had not boen Invlted to come. They knew the buslnoss to bo hazardous. They took tho rlsk when they Invested thelr money and have no right to complatn. It is a late day, he sald, to say that there should bo compensatlon for ll? quor fnctories which are closed by law, when every local optlon election, every closed saloon, denies such a clalm. The Leclslature ls sont here by the people, he sald. to make laws, and the people are now asklng that on thls qucstlon they be allowed to vote as they seo flt. Thls ls one question which they prefer to settle for themselves. Wlien the committee met in tlie aft? ernoon lt was decided to report tho hlll unfavorably. 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