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-HB DI8PATCH FOUNDED 1!S0. WHOLE NUMBER 18,183. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 19.10. THE \V'B.-TH_fl TO-DAY?Falr. Merchants who advertise in the Times Dispatch reach the buying public. The Times-Dispatch " prints the news and prints it first." PRICE TWO CENTS. HOUSE IPTMES STATE BAHK BILL Slight Opposition to Measure Providing Of? ficial Inspection. NEW OYSTER LINES NOW UP TO SENATE Wickham Bill Modified and Fav? orably Reported ? Senate Re fuses to Take Up State-Wide Prohibition?C h i r o p rac tice Act Killed by House. j Bills Passed and Rejected Ilnui. pn?i,r? hill providlng; for limpecf Ion of .(nlc liniik*. Senate reruirt to ooiinlilrr Strode .stntc-nlde liquor hill uu< ut iin or? der. Senate < iiminli tee on FUh and f'nme reporln hill retirrnnglnc nnd -ilriiluhlciiliiK llnc* of Iin* lor Ovnter 8 ii r re y. iimi'i' Commlttee on Finance re? port. ii..iiiimi im couimUalon blll *>*. 111* Imporlnnt iiraeu-Iment*. Seante ii??*"? Gettysburg monu? ment hill. Cblropractice blll dl?nil*?c_ from Mnn-p culendnr. Houae decldea to meet to-nlght to coii'lilrr Income tnx n mcndmcnt to Federal < on.tltutlon. Although all of thc Important mat t?ri referred to above were given ac llon, most of the seg-Mon of the Legis? lature yesterday was occupied wlth unlmportant legislation. Tho House mntlnued Its work of puttlng local and uncontested blll- through their llnal reading, and reaehed the end of that part of the calendar. I^ater lt advanced all the bllls of thls clasB whlch were on their .econd reading, and another bunch of roll calls ls conse .uently ahead for to-day. In the Senate the work of adv/nclng second reading bills was completed. and several measures were flnally pass? ed whlch had prevlou.ly tieen pushed along ai uncontested matters. One of the latter was the bill contalnlng the present appropriation for a monument on the battieneld at Gettysburg. and adding J.o.OOO in add't.'on. the money not io be used for two ycarp. On this measure Senator Edmondson, who ha." recently descrlbcd himself as the old? est mnn ln the General Assembly. and who has a gallant record a? a Con? federate offlcer, delivered an address whlch electrltied thc .Senate. Had there been any opposition to tbe bill lt would doubtless have vanished. The Ba'lor Survey. As the result of what ls sald to have been a compromise, lho Senate Com? mittee on Flsh and Game reported fav? orably the Wickham-Byrd bill provid? lng for stralghtenlng the llnes of the liavlor Survey ln Warwlck county. The proposed llnes are not the samo as those adyocated by the Commission of Fisherle*-. and lt ls said cannot be effectlvelv polired for the money whlch the State recelvea from thc .lames River. but at the same tlme they are r.cognliea as puttlng the proposition ln better shape as regards keeptng the encroaching planter off the. natural rock. and at all events. it can be shown that there is nothing sacred about the Baylor llnes. Itegarding the attliude of the House iTif-rnbers from Tidewater. Mr. Evans said that they are a unit agalnst any chance He believed this was the tlrst tlme in hlstory that all had been unlt? ed on anv policy. bul that so far as he could learn they wcrc certalnly to gether in opposition to the new lines. Tho Byrd blll on the same subject inthe House Is on the calendar with? out recommendatlon of any klnd. lt follows the I.ee llnes. Strode Blll Not Conaldcred. By a vote of 25 to 8 the Senate de? clined to consider the .Strode blll.. refcrrlng the question of State-wide prohlbltlon to the vote of thc people. Somo of the members regarded this as a test vote; others did not. On the prevlous day, when uncontested bllls were belng called, lts patron was ab sent. and It vas passed by. On yester? day Senator Strode askej for consid? oratlon of the measure out of its ortler. Objectlon was made on ttie ground that a debate would ensue, and lt would cause delay ln conslderatlon of local bills, in which many members had lnterests. To-night, ln lts chamber, the Houso of Delegates will hold a meetlng toI consider only the amendment proposed h by Congress to thc Constitution of tno Unlted States, perniltttng the govern Ing body to levy an income tax. Thls has been made a speclal order, anrl nothing else wlll be considered at that tlme. The fate of the proposltlon niust be said to be doubtful, as tho oplnlons expressed yesterday by those wlio prlvately discussed Senator Bal ley's speech showed a wide dlfterence, Last nlght tho House Finance Com? mittee made a favorable report on tho Governor's blll, Bank Blll Pnaaotl, To the ciellgllt of many of Ihe mem? bers of tlio House. that body, by a nearly unanlmous vote, passoil the Williams banklng blll, providlng for offlcial Inspection of nll the Stata banks. These Instltutlons wlll, lf the bill passcs the Sonate, be put upoji a-u. 'equal footlng wlth natlonal banks, which, lt ls generally belleved, havo acqtilred a prestige because of the rlgld Inspection given to them by the Federal government, But llttlo opposition to the measure ?wns doveloped. The question has been hnngtng flre for ye-ars, and falled at the last session of tho Legislature simply becauso the vonflictlng ele ments could noi. he goiten together. Thero ls belleved to be hardly an phjectlori to the present inensure. A slinllai: blll is on the .Senate ealen dnr, Anrl it may, of course, bo amend? ed there. It Is belleved. however, " (Contlnued on Page U.) *~" FOUR-SGDRE DEAD T Believed That Few, if Any, Will Be Taken Out Alive. SURVIVORS BRING TALES OF HORROR Rescucrs Still Work Frantically, but Hope Is Almost Gone. Danger of More Avalanches Adds to Their Terrors. Communication Cut Off. Everett. Wash., March 2.?The dead In the Wellington avalanche, based on a llst of dead and missirig, glvcn out to-nlght by ofllcers of the Great Northern Rallway, may reach a total of elghty-four before the rcscuers reach the bottom of the mass of snow and wreckage tliat crushed two trains Into a deep gulch. Whlle only eight passenger and nlne rallroad employes are known to -be dead, thirty .._,it passcngf-rs and tweniy-nlne employes of the road are mlssing. Rallroad men think few of the mlssing wlll be re covered allve lf tuey are buried un? der the snow. Although forty-eight hours have passed t-ince the sno*Jrsltde wrought its havoc at thc mouth-of the Cascade tunnel far removed from outslde aid, no dctailed accoun has been recelved of what happened. The only storles of tbc disaster have come from those who crawjed over the mountaln trails. Several men, on arrlvlng at Scenic, the nearcst rallroad statlon, were un? able to descrlbe what they had seen. Tlie perlls of tneir deseent of the mountaln had made them hysterlcal. To add to the dlfflcullles, thc only tel? egraph wlres Into Sccnlc failcd to night. Worklug Umperalrly. Rescuc- partles are worklng desper ately to recover thc passengers from the buried coaches. The day coach and the smoklng car have not been found. They were smashed flat, it is said. One woman waa rcscued from a I'ullman after twelve hours' lmprls onment under the snow. Brakeman Duncan and Conductors Purcell and Clary, who were ln one of the cars that was smashed to splln ters. escaped with sllght bruises. ln bare feet. they worked for hours help? lng the lnjured and saving thoso caught. under tho wreckage. Mrs. Overton. cf Seattle, who ls mlsnlng, was on her way to celebrate her golden wedding- to-morrow. Mrs. Starritt, of Chcmannus, B. C and one chlld were saved. but two of her children wcrc killed. All tho lnjured are belng cared for at Wellington and Scenic. It is thought all wlll reco'ver, * It lo now said that tho reason the traln was not kept in the tunnel, where it would have escaped the slide, was that passengers feared they would be blocked ln and suffoi-at?_ there. Turned Into Hoxpltnl. The railroad btinkhouse at Welling? ton has been tranfformed into a hospl? tal. and ten lnjured are belnr*; cared for :here. Supcrlntrnd<*nt O'Nelll. of the Sreat Northern. made hls way to the wrack late to-day, at the head of a party of doetors and nurses. The reacherous trip down the precipire ,vas mado op snow shoes. The telegraph station, Scenle Hot -"prlngs, is three mil^s below Welling on, down a prcelpltous grade that Is *overed with a deep blanket of snow hat may slide dovrn the mountaln at iny nioment. The Wellington telegraph operator irrlved at Pcenh. Hot Sprlng? to-day ilmost insane from the scenes he had .vltnessed. The rallroad company Is making Hrenuous efforts to reach Wellington "rom both sldcs of the mountaln range. -"telief trains have been dispached from -verett with supplies and a wreeklng rew. The road is blocked In several llaces by smaller slides, and the hlgh .emperaturo leads to the fear that nore may oceur to impede the. relief ivovk. Orlcutni Limited Wrerked. Spokane. Wash., March 2.?Tho Orlental Limited. ihe Great Northern's inest passenger traln. east bound. truck a rock at Mllan thls afternoon ind went Into the ditch. Advices from Milan say that Fire nan Miller and a tramo were killed, md .three passengers were in.lured :'our bafrgage and mail cars were de troyed by fire. All the mall was de troyed except two resrlstered pouches. SLEMP NOT WORRIED Ie Hcllevest lteniihlit-nn.? Cnn Hold DlHtrict AgnliiMt Stunrt. [Special to Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Washlngton, D. C'? March 2.?The tomlnation of Henry C. Stuart for *ongress in the Ninth Virginia DIs rict by the Democrats has started lonslderablo political gossip. When sked to-night concerning Senator itrother's intervlew in The Tlmes-Dis latch, Cungressman Slemp sald: "Mr. Strothers's statement was made loubtless under a misapprehenslon of ertaln facts connectcd wlth the dis ributlon of Federal patronage. all of vhlch will In due time be explained nd stratghtened out" Mr. Slemp did not seem to be wor ied nbout Mr. Stuart's candldacy. He lelieves that Mr. Stuart wlll secure he Democratic voto. and no more. The Democrats," hc sald, "always be :in thelr eampaigns as if they were folng to wln, but lt does not last. 'he Ninth is Republican. and T have io doubt the Itepublicnns wlll line up o a man and really tight harder than iver." A delegatton is here in the Interest if J. E. B. Stuart for collector of the iort at Newport ? News. DEFEATED IN MARYLAND itntc-Wlde Local lipllmi Mcusurp l.oisc? !?>- Kour Vo(-?. Annapolis, Md., March -_The Sta-.p i-lde local optlon liill prepared by tii_ Vntl-SaJoon Leaguo vas to-day re ectcd by tho Maryland Houso of'llelo ;a1es by four votes Tho blll was ro lorted without recommendation by thu 'emporance Committee, a motion ln ommlttee to present nn imfavorable eport having boen lost by a Ua Jfote. UNIVERSAL STRIKE CfflBiMJS General Walk Out Will Take Place at Mid night Friday. 100,000 LABORERS WILL HEED CALL Public Clamor for Arbitration Has Had No Effect and Rapid Transit Company Refuses to Yield?Mayor Reyburn Refuses to Take Hand. riiitmjripiiiri, Pn., Morcfa -_A iinl verxnl xlrlkc of iiulnii nurkfru nnd llielr M.vm|inllil/.crw, to bcgln nt nild itlglii Friday, vrmm proclalmed by lhe Central l.iihnr I ulnn of rbllndelphin nnd vlelnlly nt n inortiuu to nlght. 'llie utrlke lenderH do clnrc tbnt 100,000 men vrlll atbp rrork nt thnt hour If lltc Itnpld Transit Company ohnll not In lhe incnntlme have con?euled to nrbltrate lt* dlflrr rnreH wlth Ihe Ktrlking carmen. As "iimiiip. Iiuvr been recelved, they nny, from hundrerln of unorgnni-rd wfigr rnrner* thnt lh?*.v wlll Joln thc move? ment. The meeting at which the strike or der was promulgated was large and sentiment was apparently unanlrnous in favor of the general strike. Specchcs by John .1. Murphy, president of the Central Labor Union; Clarencc O. Pratt, leader of the strlking carmen, and Willlam Mahon. preslaent of thc In? ternatlonal Carmen's Assoclatlon, stirred the delegates to a hlgh pitch of enthuslasrn. Tclegrams were read from the Chlcago and San Francisco Federations of Labor, with 25.*>,000 and 175,000 members, respcctlvely, plcdging thelr moral and nnancial support to the cause of thclr Philadelphia brcth rcn. Resolutions were adopted condemn Ing the attltude of the tractlon com. pany. by which, lt was stated, business has" been affected to such an extent that thousands of persons not directly interested ln the strike have been thrown out of employment. Councils were called upon to inslst that Mayor Reyburn use his preroga tlve as chief executlve of the city and immediately serve notlce on tho Phil? adelphia Rapid Transit Company that i*. must submit io arbitration. as the publlc, whom he represents, demands. and that he return thc police to thc-ir regular posts of duty and '.o'cease uting them to man the trolley car3. Proclamntlon Isnueil. In a proclamatlon addressed to the trades unions of Phlladelphla and their sympathizers the grievances of tlie carmen against the corporation were recited in detall. "In the ranks of organlzed labor." the document proceeded, "an Injury to one is the concern of all, and there? fore all unlon labor ts directly affect? ed by the attltude of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company towards its union employes. "The capltallsts and the small group of self-seeking politlcians ln control of the sald company aro part of a larger group of capitallsts and trust owners who hope to crush all organtze_ labor by attacklng and defeatlng it, one group at a tlme. "Therefore it Is hereby proclalmed that the tlme for action has arrived. All unlon workers and thelr sympa thlzer.s for the asslstance of the un Ion street car employes and for the ultimate proteetion of all union em? ployes and the working class wlll cease work on Friday, March 4. 1910, at 12 o'clock mldnight, whether or not that ls thelr regular stopping time, an^ remaln on strike until further no? tlce from their duly accredited repre sentatives. A committee of one member each from thc prlntlng. metal, building. tex? tile and transportation trades was ap? pointed to walt upen tlio Select and Common Councils to-morrow after? noon and present copies of the reso? lutions and proclamatlon. HuntneHH Men Act While labor leaders from every or ganized trade in the clty were busy to-day plannlng for the general strike of urilon labor ln sympathy wlth the strlking car men. leading business men from all sections of the clty adopted strong resolutions calllng upon the Rnpid Transit Company to submit to arbitration. Coples of the resolutions will bc presented at a meeting of the Councll to-morrow nlght, when thc Councllmen will bc called upon to de niiind from the company that it brlng the strike to an end Mayor Reyburn to-dny sald he would maintain the posltlon of refusing to ba a party to any arbitration proceed Ings, even if it caused him to break with the Republican organization. When he was visited bv a committee from tho United Business Men's Asso? ciation, he said that potent political leaders had already urged hlm to change hls attltude and urge arbitra? tion, but tliat hc'wns going tq main? tain his stand that hls only duty was to maintain peace and order. The delegates to the Cenfral Labor Union and thc representatlves of other nrganlzed trades met again to-nlRht In the Labor Lyceum Hall, where last Sundav they decided upon a general strike. They were joined by natlonal leaders from all sectlons of the coun? try. and remalned In executlve session until after mldnight. Before golng Into the meeting mnny of the delegates declared thelr lntentlon of belng ln favor of calllng the general strike at inidnight. -Mthough to-day was unusually qulet throughout the cltv. rioting ' started again to-nlght in tho northeastern sec? tion, where everything was nuiet dur? ing tlio prcsence of tlie State po? lice. . ' v Car* DemnllNlied. At Allegheny and Frankford Avenues a number of cars wera demollshed by stones, and at Richmond and Or thodox Streets a number of small boys set fire to a frame walting room own? ed by tha transit company. Tho flre men ' wero' obllged to turn thelr hose nn tbe crowd before lt would dls lierse. The resolutions adopted bv tha United Business Men's Association, which were sent to Mayor Revburn nnd the other represenlatives of ? tha ?Hy on the transit company's board of llroctors, read: "Remomberlng the past concesslons iVljlfli ? were granted the nompanv, pol cv and gratitudc sliould huve proniht ?d action that would have_avolded at (Continued on Second PageT) WORLD'S RICHEST MAN PLANS FESTIVAL OF PHILANTHROPY John D. Rockefeller Will Scatter HisMillions Lavishly. TO GIVE ALL AWAY BEFORE HE DIES He Proposes to Spend His For? tune on Scale Equalled by No Other Living Man, and to This End "Foundation" Is Incorporat? ed. What Rockefeller Has Given to Charity General JEducntlori Board. .53,000,000 Unlveralty or Chlcago. . . 25,300,000 Ru?h Medical College... 0,000,000 Churclioa (Unoirn). 3,100,000 Mlaatona (known). 2,300,000 U/iptl.t Forelgn Mlaalon ary Fund. 2,000,000 Rockefeller Iuatltute for Medicul Reaearch. 4,300,000 Bnrnnrd College, N'err Vork Clty. 1,375,000 Southern r-'ducatlnn Fund 1,12.*),000 l nlon TheolnKlcal Seml ""?ry. 1,000,000 Harvard Unlveralty. 1,000.000 Valc Unlveralty. 1,300,000 BnptlNt Kducntional So? ciety . 1,000,000 Juvenlle Reformatorlca. . 1,000,000 Cleveland Clty Parka.... 1,000,000 Ten Vnung "Ifti'i Clirla tlnn Aaaoc-atlona. 1,145,000 Teachers' I iiIIori-. 500,000 .ii.hns Hopklna Unlveralty 500.000 Vasaar College. 400,000 Brovrn Unlveralty. 326,000 Seven nmnll <*ollcgo?. 320,000 McMaatera Collrec. 275,000 It o c h enter Theologlcal Semlnar y. 250,000 Cornell Unlveralty. 250.000 Brjn Mawr College. 250,000 Caac School of Applied Selcncca, Cleveland, O. 200,000 Obcrlln College. 200.000 Bnptl.xt MUslonnry I'nlon 200,000 Spellinnn .'?rmlnarj, At Innln . ISO.000 "Ve-Tton Theoloj-rlcal Seiu Inary. 150,000 Adelphia College, Brook? lyn. ... 125.000 1'nlverMfy of WY'.M.-r, O. __5,00_ Children's Scaaldc Uonie, 125,000 Preahyterlnii work tn Fcjpt and the . ouilnn . 100,000 Cleveland Social Settle? ment . 100,000 Syrneuae Unlveralty. 100,000 Sinlth Colleare. 100,000 Wclle-ley Coliesre. 100,000 Columbla Unlveralty. 100,000 Dennlaon College. 100,000 Currey Meniorlnl. 100,000 Furman Unlveralty. 100.000 Llncoln Memnrlnl Fund. 100.000 Unlveralty of VlrRlnla... I00.00O Cleveland V. \V. C. A. . . . 100,000 Unlveralty of \ehraskn. . 100,000 Arcnde Unlveralty. 100,000 Antl-Saloon l.engiie. 100,000 St. Thomaa College. 00,000 Indlnua Unlveralty. 50,000 Mount Holyoke College.. 50,000 Shurtlen" Colles-c. 35,000 School of Applied Dcalgn for Women. 25,000 Bucknell Unlveralty. 25,000 "IVIUiam .lertell Institute, 25,000 Howard College. 25,000 Tnrrytovin Hnapltal. 25,000 Forelgn Chriarlan Board of Amerlcn. 25,000 Burcnii of Municipal Re? aearch . 20,000 Itnllnn Farth _unkc lle licf Fund. 10,000 MlNcclIauooiis ?lftn. 7,000,000 'Vutal .""110,304,000 [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1 Washington, D. C, March 2.?That John D. Rockefeller plans to spend hia millions on a still greater scale than ever in the cause of educatlon, charity and other beneficent objects was made clear to-day when Senator Gallinger Introduced a blll to incorporate "The Rockefeller Foundatlon." It wlll liave hoadquarters ln Washington. The incorporators are John D. Rock? efeller, John D. Rockefeller. Jr., Fred T. Gates, Starr J. Murphy and Charles 0. Haydt. Thc organizatlon will bo a rlval to the Carneglo Foundatlon, which ls establislied to penslon teachers and advance thc cause of education. The Rockefeller Foundation wlll havo for lts object thc promotion of "all of the elenicnts of human progress," in? cludlng education and charity. Mr. Rockefeller has already given $112,000,000. Ile proposes to go stlll leeper into tho matter of giving for :auses that will upllft clvlllzatlon. On i.im'1-.Ii Scale. "Mr. Rockefeller proposes to spend lis millions on a scale cqualed by no -ther llving man," sald Senator Gal ingor, who added that hc belleved Mr. "tockefeller was seeking a method of lisposlng of hls fortune that would jeneilt manklnd. Tho blll was referred 0 the Senate District Committec. lt vill bo taken up at au early dato and vill probably bc passed. Tho moas ire thus sets forth the wido scope of he objects of tho corporation: "To promote tho wcll-belng and tn irlvanco Ihe clvlllzatlon of th. people. )f tho Unlted States anrl ,lts ?JEerrlto ?les anrl possesslons anrl forelgn lands, n the acquisition and dissemlnatlon of mowledge, ln the prevontlon and re ief of 'suffering:, anrl ln the promotlon )f any and all the olements of human irogress." From all that can bo learned Mr. "tockofclli-r intends to undertake the idvancemont of chtultable, p'hllan hroplc and educational movernents on 1 scale. ho has never before equaled md whlch no other imiltimlliionalre ias approacherl. 111. war on the Imok ,vorin In the South is an lllustration of ils purposes. tt is declared that Mr. Rockefeller ntends to glvfl away most of hls mil (Contlnued or. SecoTTd" __go7) JOHN D. ROCKEFELL1-R. E ACT WAS IUEEIL Says Legislature Ovcrrcachcd Itself in Taking Floyd Coun? ty Out of Fifth District. ARGUES CASE FOR PARSONS Arguments Are Now Being Heard in Contest for Saund crs's Seat in Congress. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Washington. D. C, March 2.?Argu? ment in the Parsons-Saunders contest from the Fifth Virginia District began this morning, and will contlnue untll some tlme to-morrow. J. H. Carrico opened and was followed by former Governor A. J. Montague for the con testant. Ten hours, five to a slde, are given to the argument. The status of the case to date seems to be: 115 votes are yet to be passed upon: Mr. Saunders's majorlty has ln? creased from 91 to 115; 54 more of the Mathews ballots had Mr. Parsons's name erased than had Mr. Saunders'; leaving Mr. Parsons 01 to overcome if they are counted. This ls the clalm of Mr. Carrico, who also contends that thero are more than 200 illegal votes aslde trom the Mathews ballots. The chairman of the committee he rore whlcli the contest is belng heard has laid down two propositions: Was 'lie Constitution vlolated by the act of 11)06, taking Floyd county out of the Fifth Dlstrlct, elther by exhaustlng the power or destroying the compact ness and contlnulty of lhe district? Mr. Montague argued tlils point, bring mg to use hls splendid learning and abillty. Ile contended that the Legis? lature ovorreached itself, and that tho district, in its present form, ls not compact and in nccordance wlth law. WnntM Ballotn Disregarded. Mr. Carrico spoke on tbe alleged Illegal votes. Ho argued that the name of ihe lunatic was a nulllty. and should be dlsregarded. Clnlnm It Wm Legnl. .ftidgo Saunders conceded that lf the vote of Flovd county were counted in thc Fifth he would bo defeated, but hc argued that the redlstrtctlng was dono in accord wlth the Constitution. Ile has live hours to present his side. aml wlll do It to-morrow. The arguments of Mr. Carrico and Mr. Montague were completed to-day. .iudge saunders will speak-l'or hlm? self'the rlrst thlng in the morning. and former Senator Tliurston wlll close for Parsons. Mr. Carrico, among other things, con? tended lhat a man's name had to be on tlie tax llst before he could vote. ln discussing the case wlth me to? day, Mr. Parsons said that he em? ployed Mr. Montague for the reasons that he was an able and honest .law? yer, and had vetoed a slmllar hill. pro? vldlng for redlstrlcting a. eongresslonal district, whon he was Governor. Hr wns paying for his bralns and learn? ing. DECLINES HIS PARDON rlionins Taylor I'rcfert. to Itcmiiin Prln on l,linriuiiolnt. Washlngton. D. C, March 2.?Deelin Ing to take advantage of tlie pardon srranted to him by President Taft, Thomas Taylor, sentenced ln thls city to tlfieen years ln tho Atlanta prison for tltp murder of hls wife, will re? maln as one of the "trustles" of tlio instllution. During his long Incafcera tlon, Taylor studied pharmacy and was asslghed t" tho custody of iho prison pharmacy. Ha wlll remaln in this ca? paclty. Musn^pTis'wi'FE llii-.hiinil Cnnnol Fnrwnke Wnniim Ile Got >>y AdverliNliiK Washlrtgton, March 2. ? Marriages brought about ns a resylt uf ndvortlso meiit are bluding.lii the oyes of iho law. in tho opinion of Justice Van Qrsdel, of tho Court of Appoals nf tho District of Columbla, He held to-dav tluil riwlo I.. Wlllli'iiisoii, who won hls mi'c llirough eorreBnqndenee be gim bv a m.'itrliiiimlnl bureau, aml who niarried hor wllhln two hours of thelr flrst meeting, must retaln her, there helng nothlng "tliat would ln law vl tlate the marrlage contract.'" NO SETTLEMENT OFIJ.iP.THI.LE Lerigtby Hearing Shows State and Railroad Company Far Apart. WANT MORE INDUCEMENTS Will Xot Surrender Special Privi? leges Without Corrcspond ing Advantage. Gloomy Indeed is the outlook for satisfactory legislation at the present session of the General Assembly of the question of relncorporatlon of tho niciimond, Frederlcksburg: and Poto? mae Railroad. Kor hours last nlght attorneys argued polnts of law wltli great learnlng and omphaals, nnd, al? though Mr. Pag-p, of the Jo'nt commlt? tee of the legislaturo. made repeated effcrts to direct the attention of the l.glsfntors to what he regarded as thc que.stlon at Issue, there wns apparently u feelirg that noihing could he done. Tlio hearing took placo in the Senap: chamber before tho jol.it coinmltt.ci on Roads and Interna; Navigatlon. The upshot. of tho whole matter was tiie appolntment of a subcommittee, com pnsed of Senators Harman, Strode and Ward, and Delegates Throckmorton. Kemper and Nolting, to go into tlic question of a bill whlch would meet the lnterests of the State and of the railroad. Allan Caperton Braxton, for the road. sald that. he and his assoclates could only say what they though the stockholders mlght accept. A merger bill, he thougbt. lf couched in satls? factory terms, would be accepted. But he belleved the bill under di.cussion to be fatally defectlve, and he would not arlvise the stockholders to consent to a merger under its provlFlons. Saya Blll Ia I'ood. Mr. Page, on the other hand, admlt tlng possible technlcal rletlcieneies in thc bill, was vigorous In asserting that in effect it ls all rlght; that thero ls no occaslon for a new measure, and that lf lt ls passed the rallroads will merge within six months. Ho knew, he said, that any bill whlch could be drafted would be attacked. llc In tenrls to stand by his blll to tho last. A member of the Legislature last nlght, disgusted at the sltuatlon, drew thc following bill, and lntimated that ho would try to get somothlng lllte.lt In the body to whlch he belongs: "Be lt enacted by the General As sembly of Virginia, That no railroad In thls State, as much as one-tenth of whose stock ls owned by the Com? monwealth, shall operate any traln, except passenger trains carrying the malls and stopplng at every station along Rs Une. on the Sabbath day." Mr. Braxton sald in the outset' of the dlscussion tliat the railroad is not asking for legislation nor fur a mer? ger. li is not opposlng the present blll dlrectly, but' ho did not belleve, lt would do anyboily any good. It wouid not, ho thought. a.-coinplish lts purpose, because undor it a merger would be Impracticable. Settle lu Sl- MontllH. Mr. Page, tor the blll prepared by the speclal Jolnt committec, hcaderl by the Governor, said that ho earncstly bellQved that lf lt wcrc passed within six months tho matter would be satls factorily sot tled. The proposltlon waa one that is falr to thc State and tu every stockliolrlcr. Able counsel mlght suy the road did not want tu nergo, hut jt was it'tnalural that a 'railroad should prefer to run four short lines rather than one consolldated line. He could not seo the great dltllcul tles spoken of. If thero was au error in thc tltlo lt would bc. amended un the lloor. There wa.s rio dlrliculty ex? cept the necessary 'l.ihor. "How will this matter," ho asked, "cvor bc sctticdv lf wc cannot trust tiu> Governor and thr other offlcers named ln tho bill, \yhqin ian wo trust'.'" At any rate, lf tbo i.iii pa.sas, mo rail? road wlll bo imaJJla to say, ;ii lt rlui*.< nuV. thui it i-.uiiiut iiiorge, "Get au export a.ml apprala** tho physlcal valuo of thc propertles, and It-ontinucil un Page 7.) THOUSANDS FLEE Ohio Devastated No Relief Is in Sight. and MANY STATES ARE SUFFERING Throughout Northwest River Val Jeys Are Being Swept by Moun tain Torrents?S cores of Cities Inundated and Traf? fic ' Abandoned?Finan cial Loss Tremendous. Cleveland. O., March 2-?At lensl ... 04K) people are now liomelens Iti Ohto n? n rcniilt of lhe flood wliich wm tlnue* to devnMtnte the Statc. \umer OtM plunt* hnve heen fnrcrd <o closo down nnd hundred* nf men nnd wo? men nre oiit of work. The mnlerinl dunuigc l.? catlmntcd nt over $1,000. 000. The Licking and Muskingum Rlvers have passed thelr recora of 1S5S nt Zanesville and are still rising. if there ls no abatement of tho waters beforo morning. it is stated that the water works power plant wlll be forced to close and this will mean tho shuttfng down of all the large commercial plants ln thnt town Ove 300 peoplo are now belng fe,j bv tho clty nuthorltles. Only a few of the blc steol --orks at Youngstown arn stlll runnlng and these are expected to suspend to-morrow. Tho traeks of tho PennsyK-anla Rallroad are several feet under water and have been aban? doned. Tho hugo gorge which has blocked Maln Streot in Warren has reslstod sev? eral iittempts to dymimlte lt. and it is fearod that if lt breaks now thc town wlll siiffer heavlly. A Jo.onn bridge of tho Auglalze Rlver at Dcfianoo has been sv.-cpt away. and tho crops ln the Mad River and Llttla Miaml River bottoms havo boen loni pletely destroyert. A fresh horror confronts the people, ot Maumco. where a torrent, laden wltli Ice and debrls. ha? ?wept over *.he cemetery. .-md it ls praetiealty certaln tbat when the waters subside. maty corpses wlll have been unco<-_rei. "YorihweAt I'lood-Sivepf. Seattle, Wash., March 2.?Mountaln floods arc sweeping overy rlver valley in th? Northwest to-night. and rallroads are. helpless to move traffic. Brldges are gone. trackage ls washed out, and doftles aro filled wlth nvalanches. Many river towns are Inundated and a large number of peoplo ln various places are temporarlly homeless. The superahundance of water comes from the melting of vast quantlties of snow- ln tho Cascade Mountalns by a warm sea breeze. The Weather Bu? reau predlcts that tho water wlll con tinue to rise to-nlght and to-morrow. Thus far the tinancial loss by thn flood has been small and the discom rort of the evicted dwellers along the swollen streams ls less than during former overflows. ltnllrondn Cut Oflf. Seattle to-day had only ono direct rallroad outlet to the East. the North? ern Paclflc main line. That outlet however. may be closed at any tlmo by the turbulent Green River. which Is also threatening the Union Paclflc traeks. Centralla. Wash., was inund.ited to? day. The country between Centralla and Chehalis Is covered by a shoet of wnter. The Tacoma electric power plants are out of commission. ai a result of damage to thc lloods. Suburban traf? fic ls crlppled. Portland. Oregon, ia cxperiencing great dlscomfort from delayeti traffic. All trlbutaries of tho Snako River in Idaho arc torrents and the Snako River ls higher than ever before. Rail? road traffic in Idaho is at a standstill. The passengers of six transcontlnental trains arc marooned at various points along tho Oregon Short Line. Largo sectlons of track were washed out, and It may be several days before trains can be moved. Tho situatlon at Caldwell and Nampa, Idaho, to-night ls much improved, tha waters of Indian Creek having reced ed. However, both towns are ln a sorry pllght, The greatest damago in Southern Idaho lias been to irrlgatkm works, especially those under courso of constructlon. Xo Sigu ol Hceedlug. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 2.?The Susquehanna Rlver shows no signs oC receding. Thc official measurcment made at 0 o'clock to-nlght shows 23 3-10 above low water mark wlth tho water rising about one Ineh an hour. Nearly 1,200 families reetdlhg at all points ulong lhe lowlands linvo been drlven from their homes and others are ln readiness to leave on the short est notlce. Many of the residents ut Westmoor, a half mile from here, havo over two feot of wator in thelr home.-.. The trolley trafflo on thc west slde ls Impalred and no cars were run to-day on the main llne between here and Klngston, The only fcar to-nlght !s'tTie~-ic comlng, from Now Vork State. Shoulj thls jam up between hero aiid Nami coke, |t would mean untold suffcriug and great damage. Mnny I'niliiH Tted l'p. San Francisco, Cai., March 2_lnfor? matlon recelved by tho Southern. p_.. cldo. Company lndicates that the biock arte of overland traina ln Neeada wlll not bo as protracted aa earhiT rnporis pr? i*i g." General Manager K C, Calvln. ol the Southern Pacllle, on tl*.-. way from New 'Vork, w.is on op > of tbe traina tio.i up at lClko. Nev., and lu- h.is :m Btiini 'l dlrectlon of t/e repalrs. Southern Paclflc offlcera do noi *<n,..vv how many trains are tled up pef.veep Reno and Og*4en. Elght pi?rteng>;r trains woro atntled ut Miiinouiuc ???:,, Neiv., yesterday. half a diuen at Imliv, nnd as many more at Golcnnrta, These arc small atatlons on lhe desort, au>l