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Fashion- fancy in ihe Sprind>$tyles oFthe rmd^l Crossett Shoe "MAKfeS LIFFS WALK EASY" T * A o m $4 to f_9 ___verY~*.l_ere L.BW1S A.C_TO?_BBTTt I?___,Mafcets North. Ablngto.,*, - Man. STUART FORCES WILL ORGANIZE FOR FIGHT Meeting Will Be Held at Bristol March 15 to Map Out Plans for Campaign?Slemp Gfits. Busv. ' ISpeelal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Washington, D. C, March 8.?Frlends of Henry C. Stuart wlll meet at Brlstol on March 15 and organlzc for tho pur? pose of beginnlng his campaign for Congress. Most of tho lnflucntlal DemocratH of the district are expected lo altcnd the meetlng. Senator Martln nnd rteprcsentatlve FlooJ have been Invltcd to bo there and aeldrcss thc oHHcmblagp. A special committee, hoaded by R. Tatc Irvtne. of Blg Stone Gap, wlll havo eharRo of the detalls of the campaign. Thls organlzatlon, composeel of one or more good party workers from each county. wlll labor ln conjunctlon wlth tho Ninth District committee. wlth P. F. St. e^ialr, clialrman. The Brlstol conference Is for the purpose of settlng ln motlon these two commlttces. Every prcclnct wlll be organlzed thoroughly. Thc Democrats begln thelr flght bc llcvlng that they havo an equal dl? vlslon of subiitantlal party men and an ?vcn chance for floatlng and tndepend WHOLE CITY INVITED TO SPRING JDPENING Fads of Fashion and Fancy Displayed in Gor geous Tastes at Miller & Rhoads'. Every fabric is daintlly arranged in , Millcr & Rhoads' big department store. i every nook and corner is charmingly; decorated, and, in. fact, no dctail of ? decoratlon has been sparcd to make | the spring opening, whlch began at i 10 o'clock yesterday, and contlnucs to-day and Thursday; tlie most elab-1 orale afTalr the proprictors of thls -normous Richmond enterprlse have': ovor undcrtaken. There ls! no use toj estlmate the cost, but, judglng from ap pearances, no ltem, cither of trouble! or cxpense. has been sparcd in carry- j ing out the Idens of expert decorators-. ^ Klowcrs emblcmatical of thc season are scattcrcd In profusion over the cn tire Interlor, and with every post cn tvvined wlth beautlful vlnea and foli ngc, the appearance is that of tlie poefs "Garden of Love." An orchestra, be tween the hour of opening and Gj o'clock, will keep the merry throngs of shoppers and shopwomen happily agog. Thc big show windows in front are decorated ln cntire aucord wlth what may bc seen and enjoyed Inside, and the owncrs have cxtended their j lnvitation to includc men as well as women, and are prepared to let the ?whole townxcn.oy the show. Now Sprlnp Pnaliloiis. Somo declded changes mark tlie sprlng and summer fashions from those of tlie past autnmn and wlnter. and aslde from the artlstlc effect pro duccd In the arrangement in this great opening. there are many things in each section of each lloor to Intcrest those who will go out to enjoy an Inspectlon of the stock, with a vlew of selecttns SLKATE HQNORS GEQRGE B. KEEZELL Chest of Sllver Presented to Rockingham Member by Colleagues. Prescntation of a chest of sllver to Senator Keezell, of Rockingham, made a pleasant feature of tho opening of tlio Senato session yesterday. Prayer by Rev. Jas. Buchanan open? ed the session. As soon as tho morn? ing hour began, .Sonator Folkes rose from hls seat and sald, with genuine cloquencji.: "Mr. President, I rise to n. kind of privlleged motion. I havo heen dl rect?.d by a committee ot Senators to present to Sonator Keezell on the prac? tlcal completlon of hls thirty years of faithful, patriotic sorvice to thls Com MOTHER'S FRIEND A LINIMENT FOR EXTERNAL, USE. Oheerfulness and a brlght disposition during the months before baby comes, tre among tbe greatest blessings a mother can bestow upon the little life about to bogin. Her happiness and pbysical comfort will largely govern the propef development of the health and nature of the chlld. Mother's Friend contributes much to the mother'shappiness and health by the reliet and mental comfort it aflords. It ia a liniment composed of penetrating olls and medicines which lubricate the museles aud- tendons of the body, soothe the swollen mammary V glands, cause a gradual expansion of the skin and tissues, and aid in the reliof of nausea. The regular use of Mother 'a Friend greatly lessens tho pain and danger when baby comes, and assures a qulck and natural recoyery for the mother. Mother's Friend is sold at drug stores. Wrlte for our freo book, con Uinlng valuabla Information for expectant Mothers. ... _ THE BRADFIELD 00.. ATLANTA. QA. cnt voters. They do not belleve that Mr. Slemp wlll be able to get hls forces unlted for the election Slemp Ih _Vot lillr. In Ihe mcnntlme Slomp ls not Idle. Thls morning, at room No. 290, In tho House Offlce Building, Colonel Wllliam i Carnes. the Industrlous secretary of the man from the Nlnth, was busy sondlng out llterature. At hla beck' and call were several clerks. Tho battle?although it Is one of words so far?is on The boys Jn the rural dlstrlcts wlll know what Slemp has. been doing for them before Saturday night. Spoechcs, public documents, advlce about cow tlc.__, tiog cholera and roup in chickens and such llke, and Republlcan doctrlnc in bolled-down form. are belng sent out aH fast as mallx will take them. Among thc most Important papers is the tarlff specch of Mr. Slemp, which thc voters will, be asked to read and ponder before I they pltch thelr crops ! The Ninth Virginia ls tn for a llvcly i time. Dull days are over. j . H. E. C. B. new fads of fashion anel fancy in dress. j; The courtesy of Its employes has al-1. ways been a distlnct feature of the! openingH at Mlller ifc Rhoads', and thls j Is inalsted on Ht thls opening, which j Is elrslgned to furnish the patrons a ? rare trcat, rtvalirig any show cnjoyed i by thoso who witness similar events in ,' New York or Paris. Palntlngs by well-known artlsls are 11 cxhlbltcd to thc best advantage antid i thls prof uslon of lovellncss, and those ' who have been 4o the store ln advance i of Ihe formal opening have expresscd j entlre approval of the selectlons. Every cntrancc will be thrown wide ; open, and as far as practicable, while. i thc thousands are witnin, an effort wlll be made to insure comfort to every vlsltor. Thc cafe ls made es? peclally attractive, and every dclicacy of the early spring season may bc se? cured. To each patron ln the cafe durlng the opening a souvenlr wlll be glven. In Gala Attlre. Mlller & Rhoads do not conflne their decorations to the basement nor th? attle, to the east end of thc house nor to Ihe west, but everywherc goods are dlsplayed the color schemes are carried out in artlstic style, and it secms that months of effort must havo been taken up in urranging and placlng each ar tlcle to produce the general effect. If a vlsltor deslrea to vislt any part of the house. he has but to ask informa? tion at any of the enlra'nces, and he or she wlll bc tllrccted stralghtway by soine employe who has no other duty than to extend the glad hand of wel comc. monwcalth these two chests of .11 ver. 'Though lt ls but silver that we are presenttng to hlm, we present him as pure gold to the younp manhood of this State, sterllng gold which has stood thc test of thirty years and rung true every time. In a short tlme out from the walls of our coIIcrcs anel our new normal schools ? wlll come tincly equlppod younc men and vlslons of lovellness ln whlte dresses. antl theso could select no more , splendid subject. for a graduatlng ossay than Senator Keezoll, who possesses a char? acter and an ablllty that makes lt unnecessary for tis to revert to Mosos for a lawglver pr to Sams'on for glant. Iliuidle-d I.aree Sunm. "To thoso who aro afrald to ko Into polltlcs, because they l'ear damage to tholr reputatlons. let it be sald that here is a full answer ln a man ??'ho has for thirty years partlclpateew ln polltlcs and who has handled more than $100,000,000 of publlc moneys. and yet ln all that tlme no murmur of susplolon. no hlnt of Impropor motlve nor impropor conduct has ever been mado agalnst Senator Keezell. Clean ln personal conduct, soeklng natight for hlmself, seoklng all that Is hlgh est nnd bost for the Commonwealth, ho has Indeed servetl well, and wo look forward .wlth confldonco to thirty cars rnoro of nervlce from hlm, bittied n tliut name jtranl-" rock of Integrity nd towerlng chtirncter, "On bchnlf of every oftl.er, nttachn nd member of thls Hettnte, thln nll* or Hcrvlcc Ih presented lo hlni. wlth lio. hope that lt? lusl.ro may nev.l' ade, but Ihat It niny ever reflect o hlm thn slnccrn frlendshlp nnd ad tlratlcin of hln colleaguos here." Nrtmlor Ker/rll llespond. . Dceply touchcl hy the gtft and the peecli of pre.entntlon, Henator Keezell oollngly HBld, by way of acceptance: i.7 J**" "orry Indecd' tliat I arn not irtcd wlth thc power of langnnge to xpress my dcep nnpro .Intlon of thls ctlon of my colleaKueM, i know tliat hrough the long years that It hns ecn my plca.uro any my prlvllege to lt hqre, the clnsh of connici.lng Inte.r sts ha. brought m- into sharp con act with some of my oolleagues who Iffered wlth me ln ontnlons as to whntl ,as best foc thls CommonwealHi. I | m glnd that, above thc. e dlfferenees. | hey have nppreelntcd the fact that. I was trylng to tterve nj. best I could ur-.State, and that there Ih nolhlnrr ut kindly foellng survlving out of he mcmorles of nll these years. "A tribttte llke thls Is >.learer to me han any offlce In thc clft of the peo lo of 'Vlrglnla. All 1 have gotten out f polltlcs has been the assoclation .Ith tho noblc rnen who have served nre, and no price could buy the mem vles I eherish of my collenguc.. I iffve never desired aught clse. Worked for thf Common t.ooil. ' "I have trled to ii'pbufld our Com nonwealth and to do what I could or her good. I am bound to all my ellow-membprs hero with tles stronc r than hooks of pteel. I do not leserve thls beautlful glft, T know t, hut 1 do approclate thc spirit ln vhlch It Is glven to me." The members ofalic Senate were vis bly nfTccted by thc occaslon. and when (enator Keezell had conciuded, tho hnir was vaeated whlle for flve mln ites the .Senator crowded around Sen itor Keezell. and Mrs. Keezell. who vas on tlie floor. congratulatlng them leartlly nnd wlth much f?_'ing. STATE-WIBE BILL NOT GONSIOEREO (Contlnued From First Page.) o vlsit treasurers' offlces if lt appears hat hls prcsence ls needed. Senator Ilarman's bill covering the iccnslng and organlzatlon of social rlubs was also passed. The blll prohiblting attempts to de raud street car companles by present ng explred transfcrs went to Its thlrd eadlng ln the Senate. For the most lart the upper body spent the day In lisposing of less important matters. .lany bills were acted upon, most of :hcm belng' those over whlch there vas no conteet. SENA1E After tlie prescntatlon of thc sllver icrvice to Senator Keezell had been .oncluded, the Senate proceeded to .?onslder the House amendments to tlie :xprei_- company tax bill. Senator ?alc thought that the bill with the House amendments written into it .vould mean conflscation to some cx ent. He desired a further confer :nc. on the blll. Opposltion was put jp by Senators Wickharn and Forbes. I'he !Iou.<o amendment. maklng the tax ,6 per mile, was adopted. Dele_gatc Page presented a jolnt res jlution a3king the Stato congressional representatives to look Into the North ivestern Territory clalm. Tlie resolu? tion was passed. Discusston then came .up on the .mendment to the automobile tax bill, givlng the tax receipts to the use of certaln desitrnatcd highways. Sena? tors Lassiter and Keezell thought thc money ought to go to the general road fund. _ The amendment was lost. Concurrenco was voted on the Jolnt resoliiilon providlng .ihat after to dav pureiy Senate and House bills shall not be consldered. saving those relatlve to the public tlnance. Toll Gfitej* on Piibllc Itoiidn. A forenslc battle was Tought by Sen? ators Strode and Halsey over the blll to allow the voters of Amherst county to vote on the questlon of nuttlng toll gates on a public road leadlng out ol Lynchburg into Amherst county. Thc hill was passed. The chalr was vacatcd at 2 o'clock, resumed at 4 and adjournment was or? dered at 6 o'clock. A number of Senate bills were or? dered to thelr engrossment. The followlng lillis were passed: The Holt ltciuor llcense tax bill. To rcpeal certaln acts in relatior to the establishment of a dispensars at Pulaski. To authorize the purchase of certait outstanding fractlonal certlficates o: the Rlddleburger and Century issues To regulate employment bureaus. To require forelgn corporations tc obtain certlncates of authority. To amend the act relatlve to tho tak lng of a school census. To mako venire faclas a public rec ord. To provlde places of abode for chll dren who are viclous. depraved, home less, ill-treatcd or neglected. To llcense and have lnspectcd ma ternity hospitals. To give orlginal .lurisdiction to mag Istrates ln certaln cases. To punlsh swearlng or improper lan guage over teleohone tlnes. To establish thc offlce ot State Ac countant. To amend the law relatlve to thi working of roads in Amherst county To fix tlie licenses for social club. HOUSE When tho House met yesterday th Commlttee on Finance reported th Senate blll provlding for a replica o the Houdon statue of Washington, t be proscnted to France. The blll continuing the Departmcn of Military Records was amended a It came from the Senate so as to alloi for only one year longer. and aftc that date to be put In the departmer of the Adjutant-General. A resolution was agreed to as offere by Mr. Page submltting the claims c Virginia for lands improperly diyertc In tlie Northwcst Territory to tho Vii ginla delegation in Congress, and a rectlng its members to take the mai ter up. The Governor was requeste to co-opera"te with them. Mr. Page moved to dlscharge tli Committee on Finance from furtht conslderatlon of the agrlcultural liir bill. Mr. Bowman, chalrman of tli committee, said ho would be glad t get rid of it, Tho committee was dis eharged by a vote of 51 to 25. Would SiiMienil Order. Mr. West, of Nanseniond, moved th? at S o'clock the special ordor be sui ponded and that only Houso bills o their second reading be takon up. M Bowman, of Roanoke, opposed thi Ho said that tho revonu.e bills on bracod in tho special order must l: passed or it would bo necessary to e> tend tho sesslon. Thc resolution w. I?st- . . . ii A resolution was also lost, offere by Mr. Deal. that speechos on loci bills should bo llmlted to ten minute This wns opposed by Mr. Wllliams, i Clllos, who argued that debate on tl important b^lls now beforo tho Hous should not be rostricted. Tho Speaker laid before tho Houi a roport from tho Committeo on As; lums and Prlsons, in response to tl Powers resolution as to tho oneratU of tho penltentlary farm. It sald th' whllo lt was admitted' tho farm wi not a paylng institution, the comml teo had no plan to suggest by whli Mtow COLLAR. with thc Ara-Notch in place of the bothersome buttonhole 15c. each?2 for 25c Cluett, Pe?body ?t Co., M-kers - ARROW CUFFS 2Sc. a Pair to rcduce Its lcgltlinatt> expenses. It' has founel nothing to ctitlelzo. The, report compUrrierit-d thc high efficiency' i of thc superlntendcnt, asslstant supcr-j Intenelcnt and other employes. These' men. lt wns sald, are doing all thoy can to meet the object of thc resolu? tlon. Sfnlc-Wldc Hill. The calendar was then called. Dr. Myers moved to suspend the special einlr-r so' that hc coulel move to take up the'State-wfdo bill, wlth the intcn tlon'of lonslderlng it at the nlght ses? slon. He made this motlon. ho sald, not for hlmself, but for the 3S.000 peo? plo who had asked for thls blll. He was not willing that tne House should placo itself ln the embarrassing posi tlon of not golng on,record on thls im? portant e|iientlon. It was not an effort, ho sald, to ad? vance tho measure for tho purpose of embarrassing any one. It ought, on the contrary, to be a matter of pridc. Mr. Oliver sald that he woulel vote against the bill if lt came up. and he had no licsltatlon as to ptttting hlmself on record. But there nre, he said, only four days left of tho sesslon. The Sonate had already rejected a slmilar 1 blll, and he dld not thlnk It just to j the people to glve the tlmo of tho I House to a futlle attempt when there ! were bllls of lmportance which are pendfng. The show of hands on tho motlon to pass by the special order resulted in ,a vote of 35 ayes and 45 noes. A roll call was elemanded and resulted: Ayes, I"; noes, 13 Dr. Myers then moved to take up the blll out of Its order. The hands showed: Ayes, 41; noes, 44. A roll call was agaln elemanded, and resulted: Ayes, 49; noes, '45. How Mie Xotc Sleioel. - Tho vote was as follows: Ayes?Mossrs. Adams. Aycrs. Barham, Baunt. Bell, Bowman, of Roanoke: Bow? man. of Shenaneloah; Brown, Buck, Cole? man. Cornett. Evans, Ewing, Fltzhugh, Glenn. Hannah, Jenniugs, .Tett, John? son. of Russell: Johnston, of Montgom? ery: Lewls, Elon, Ditz. Love, Lucas. McChesney. Moncure. of StafEord; My? ers. Nelson, Parr, Pendleton, Powcrs, Price, Ratllff. Rew, Robinson, Stebbins. Stephenson, of Bath; Stubbs, Sutphln, Sydnor. Throckmorton. Trolinger, Tur pin, Wcllford, West. of Bedford; West, of Nansemond: Wissler and Yarrell?43. Noes?Messrs. Baker, Bassett, Brown Ing. Casey, Clarke, Clement, Cooke. Cox, Curtis. Danlel, Deal, Dunn. Good, Griga by. Harwood. Houston. Jortlan, Kem per, Keyser, Lee, McRae, Moncure, of Ale.xandria; Noland, Nolting, Oliver, Page. Pitts, Roberts, Shepherd, Spatig, Spessard. Stearnes, Stephenson, of James City; Stratton, Taiiarerro, Tem pleton, Tonev, Utz, AVhlte, Whitehead, Williams, of Glles; Wllson. Wlngo, Zlmmer and the Speaker?45. Not votlng?Owens. Parker. Sllves tcr antl Williams, of Southampton?4. Thc three members from Norfolk county were. lt was stated, out of the city. and Captain Williams ls conflned by lllness. Mr. Yarrell sald that he was pledged to vote against the bill, but that he voted to take lt up out of Its order to get a dlscusslon. Mr. Keyser sald, though not as a publlc explanatlon. that he voted agalnst taking up thc bill out of Its order becauso he was commltted to a majority petltion of the electorate of his clty of Roanoke. He deslrod to glve them as much tlme as possible to petltion him before the blll is i called for hnal action. 'Vnx Cominlaalon. The Senate blll creatlng a tax com? mlsslon came up on the special order. Mr. Oliver renewed his amendment to rcduce the compensatlon of tho tax ex? pert from a maxlmum of $500 per month to $250 per month. He thought $0,000 a year entlrely too much. Mr. Rew wanted to amend b.v mak? lng the pay not execed $200 per month. Hc wanted to know wherc thore was a man worth the money. Mr. Bowman, of Roanoke, cxplalneel that lt was not Intended to employ a man by the vcar, nor to havo the com? mlsslon work all tho tlmo, but only by the nionth. Personally. ho thought " *250 enough. :?". Thc Rew amendment was carrled bj "| a vote of 36 to 31. Tho committee i amendment was adopted. This addee: the presitling oftlcers of the two house; -and the chalrmon of tho Flnance Conv o mittees to ihe commlsslon. el Upon roll call the bill was lost? if'aycs. ?!.: noes, 39. As lt carrled ar bkapprppriatlon. fifty-orie votes were re. 'eiulretl for Its passage. Mr. Jerinings made a motlon to re. consleler. Waa Nol Undcr-tood. Mr. Stubbs said hc boliovod the bll had been rejected becauso the mom bers had not heard an explanatlon o It. ' U was tho entcrlng wedgo foi ee'itialization ot taxatlon. The com inlsslon proposed to be established wa composed ot the best class of men men who would do thelr duty am would glvo tho State good service The lorifier some such measure wa: put off the worso lt would be for Arir ginja. The assessmonts at present nr grossly Inaeleetuate. "When tho next Leglslaturo come here," he sald. "the chalrman of Ut Flnance Committeo may not bo here but tho facts wlll bo here; the Spcak or of tho Houso may not bo here, bu the facts will bo here, for us to con .te r-Hunyad 10 Janos ' Natural Laxatlve Water Spoody Sure Centle Drlnk Hall m Glass on Arlslna for CON8TIPATION slder," Tln belleved It'would be f means of reiluelng taxes. An objection wn. raised by Mr. Ynr^ rell to Ihe hlll because some secllons "f Ihe Htnte would not be adcquatcly roprc. enf.ed. Mr. Byrd (Mr. Cooke ln Ihe chalr) .ald that a. commlsslon wa-, ne.e.snry lieenu.e no Ocnernl Assembly could In sixty dtty?, or even in nlnety, rnform or even npproanh a reform nf the tax . v. teni. Tho tax lawn of Vlrglnla, he nsRcrted, are an nnomaly. .'or In Btflhce, horne COfporaflbna nre asseRfled wlth a frnnchlse tax, whlle forelgn eorporatlotia are not. There are many deflelenclcs nnd Inequallttes In tho present system. Thls commlsslon would not iishcss property, hut It would Niiggpst method.. As to thc composltlon or the body thnt was a rnntter of detall. Should Coiifront I.-mite. Mr, Tallaferro belleved the Houso linil voted under a. mi. conceptlon. Ho wanted ihe State to face tho issue of provlding n better tax system. Thero wnB no "nigger In thls woorlpile." Mr, Whlte objected to the Leglsla? ture nppointlng a comml.Rlon com poned of representatlves of tho cxecu? tive, jiidlclal and leglslatlve depart ments of the State government. Such fi comml.slon ..hnuld be appolnted by thc Governor, to be composcd of three business men. He thought thc Ilouso had voted intclilgently, Beyond all questlon, sald Mr. Bell, thls was ,1 necessary measure. Thn present system was a traves.y Justlce. Attention wns called by Mr. Cooke to the fact tliat thls commlsslon conld not pa_-i any law nor assess any prop? erty, hut would renort to tlie next Leglslature. Tt would. he belleved, cx pedlte thc business of the next ses? slon. Mr. iYIcRne apnroved of the ameml ments, nnd would vote for the blll. Mr, Houston would vote for lt. be? cause hls people wanted It. Tf lt would cost $50,000 instead of $10,000 they would indorse hls support vif lt. He'dld not think the State could spend this sum lo better advantage. The House agreed to the reconsider atlon and passed the bill by a vote of r.p to 31. Mr. Tarrcll had Intended to amend the blll, but was called to the door by a constltuent, and lost hls oppor tunity. To Equnllze Tnxe_. The Fletcher tax cqualizatlon bill came next. lt Is rlesignecl aa a tem porary measure, to allow the Audltor of Public Accounts to equallze the assessments of real estato to be made this year. The fpmporary feature was spoken ot by Mr. Bowman, of Roa? noke, who sald that thc next Leglsla? ture could repeal it before the next land assessment. Mr. Cooke thought the Leglslature had better walt and let the tax corn inission pass on the bill. He did not sco how the Auditor could detcrmlne thc valucs. How the Audltor could know more nbout values than did the local asses scr. Mr. Ilew sald, he could not see. He wanted to amend hy maklng the appropriation $5,000 instead of $10,000. Hc accepted an amendment by Mr. Wllliams. of Glles, maklng it $4,000. It looked to him as though somebody wanted a job. Mr. Whlte opposed the bill because it transfera powers from thc local communlttcs to Rlchmond. The Aud? ltor could practically institute a court and hear a case without notice to the land owner. Supposlng he did get notice, it might cost him several times thc amount of hls tax to get to Rich? mond. The chair was here vacatcd untll . o'clock. Afternoon Meeting. At thc bcglnnlng of the afternoon sesslon a resolution offered by Mr. Deal was adopted. requirlng that only Houso bills on thelr second reading should be considercd at the onsulng night session, and that only Houso bills on their third readlng should bo con? sidercd to-day. Resuming his argument on thc tax cqualizatlon blll, Mr. Whlte seriously objected to tho feature which requlres that the sale value be taken as the basls for assessment. Thls would put the owner at a disadvantage, since, In some cases, property is put at a low figure in deeds of transfer, and in other cases at a high figure. If it were true, as had boen stated, that the clrcult court would ln tlie last analysls pass on thc assessment, why should they not pass on them in the bcgln? nlng? Mr. Kvans said that whlle this blll would. perhaps, not completely meet tho present needs, It would to a great extent help the Stnte out of its pres? ent trouble. At present, no matter how low thc assessment may be, there ls no opportunlty for a correctlon. LnmlM ln Mnl-iew*. He took this occaslon to dctencl Ma thows, one of the counties which he represents, whlch hns been charged wlth having rldiculously low assess? ments of lands. Some mtstako had been made ln the llgures, not through the fault of tho county, by which It was made to show that thc number of 1 acres was several times what lt reaily is. When tho true acrcage ls consid? ercd, it is found that Mathews ls among those counties In which lands are assessod tho highest, he said. lt was proposed here, he said, to creato a snrt of supervlsory board over the land assessors. If the owner should feel hlmself aggrloved, he could go Into court just as hc can to-day. None of his rights aro taken away by thls blll. The moral effect of the measure, ho belleved. would be great. Mr. White offered an amendment, by which if the Auditor wero not sn.tis fied with an assessment, he. should certify hls objection to the Clrcult Court. The latter's duty would be tc notify the Commonwealtli's attorney who should prosecute tho case ln thc local court ln tho namo of tho Com monwealth. Xot for Centrnlly.atlon. Mr. Oliver argued that thls bll would not centrallzo power ln th< , hands of thc Audltor. Opposing tho White amendment, Mr Throckmorton said that the Audlto could seo that assessments In differon parts ot the Stato would be unlform. Air. Yarrell offered a substltute con taining somo mlnor amendments. Opposing tho measure, Mr. Page sai that he would object for two reasons Flrst, because he thought lt would b a fnllure, and, second, because It woul carry the State back 1,000 years I lurtsprudcnce. It would go back t tlie. time when tho court ln. Fnglan1 sat ln Westminster Hall, whlch result ed ln cstnbllshlng a system of clrcul courts for tho convonlence of th people. ... v. In tho most carncst spoech ho ha dellvered during tho sesslon, Mr. Duni rought tlio hlll. Thc local assessor. he sald, aro men of judgment, Tho; co from farm to farm and assess th land Often thero ls a vast dlfferene ln value wlthln a few foot. Thls he in_ nie case, no ono outslde of tli nelghborhood could teli Its value. Th blll was wrons, unjust, tyrannlcal, 1 ought not to he submitted to by free people. fitf was for local opttor and belleved In tho.rlght of the peo nlo to homo rulc. Ho bogged. th llous. Io consldor cnrofuUy beforo' I deleJiatod' tlie powers of tho people t n board. . ; proiio.nl Onugerini.. Mr Witllams, of. i.llea. thought thi danKorous proposltlon. Ho ohjecte to rimKlus ll'? nsscssment on thc b?,al Asthma and Catarrh Cured "My husband was cured of asthma and catarrh, and I was cured after my doctor gave me up by using Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey as our only medicinc." MR. AND MRS. H. R. SAUNDERS. This is what Mrs. Saunders writes after hoth her husband and herself had been cured: "My husband has suffered from asthma and catarrh for ycars, but by thc use of Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey as his only medicinc hc has found great rclief. 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It is a wonderful remedy in the prevention and cure of con sumption, pneumonia, grippe, bronchitis, coughs, colds, asthma, ma laria, low fevers and all wasting, weakening conditions, if taken as directed. . lt is invaluable for overworked men, dclicatc women and sickly children. It strengthens and sustains thc system, is a promotor of hcaith and longcvity, makes thc old feel young and keeps thc young strong. It is Rrescribcd by doctors and is rccognized as a family medicinc everywherc. CAUT10N.?Demand Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. It is sold IN SEALED BOTTLES ONLY, by all reliable druggists, grocers and dealers, or direct, $1.00 a large bottle. Look for the trade-mark, thc "Old Chemist," on the label, and be sure the seal over the cork is unbroken. If a dealer offers to sell you a so-callcd Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey in bulk, report same to us, and, when proven, we will pay you a rcward. Write Med cal Dep rtment, The Duffy Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, N. Y., for free doctor's advice and medlcal booklet containing testimonials and common sense rules for health. of a falr market value, when often property sells tor moro than lt ls worth. The blll, ln his oplnlon. went too far. It was 400 mlles to,I_ee coun? ty. Was it proposed to brlng a lot of peoplo front that county to IMchmontl, who, when they got here. would per? haps not agrec? Ilo dld not believo the blll could be amended so aa to make lt at all acceptable. Tho blll, accordlng to the oplnlon of Slr. West. of Nansemond, was lm praetlcablo. Tt would glvo the Aud ltor power which no man ought to have. ?lr. Rew moved to dlsmiss the blll. A roil call was forced on thls, result lng?ayes, 60; noes, 31. Two companion bllls, provldlng for thc proper assessment of standlng tlmber, were passed. A number of Senate bllls on thelr second reading. nll of them coming under the purvlew of thc special or? der. were advanced to thelr thlrd read? ing, to savo addltlonal roll calls to day. At tho inst moment of tho afternoon sesslon Mr. .lennlngs secured a stis pension of the rule and obtaincd the passage, by a vote of 87 to 0, of Ihe blll refunding the lllegal taxes paid by the Homc for Needy Confederate Wo? men. Tho House r.ose until 8 o'clock. Sundny lllll Suspended. Attentlon waa called at the bejcln nlng of tho nlght sesslon by Mr. Pajre to the fact that tho blll suspending for slx months tho Cooke amendment to the Sunday train. law. had been somohow lost ln thc shuflle, and was on the bottom of the calendar. That thls should be passed, so that the Richmond,, Frederlcksburg and Poto? mac road would not be bttrdencd while merglng, seemed to be aKreed, and the bill wa-s taken up and passed. Mr. West, of Nansemond. secured consideratlon of a blll amendinsr thc charter of tho town of Boyklns. ln Southampton county. and lt was nass eel. Its patron. Captain 3. W. Wll (Contlnued on Fourth Page.) Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA Attention! 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