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Chairman Ellyson Calls Meeting of
State Democratic Committee,
THAT TELEPHONE BILL
Melinite Will Vote JNcxi .Hominy on
Petition Inr Cluiricr ? Senntor
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(Special to The Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va., Fol). "'A.?Chairman J.
Taylor Ellyson this morning Issued a
call for the Stale Democratic Commit?
tee to meet In this city next Friday
night; March 2d, at the JefTorson Hotel,
ill which time the date and place for
holding the State convention, which
selects delegates to the National Dem?
ocratic Convention, will he lixed.
NOItFOLK WANTS CONVENTION.
The people pf Norfolk have asked
that this convention he held in their
city, ami it is pretty generally con?
ceded that their request will be
granted. The Idea now is that the con
iyentlon will !>.? held about the latter
PHrt of April, so that some expression
may be given concerning the proposed
constitutional convention, upon which
I he people are to vote tho fourth
Thursday in May.
THAT TELEPHONE HILL.
The Senate this morning fixed the
Telephone bill, which lias aroused such
interest all over the State, as the spe?
cial and continuing order for to-mor?
row at 1 o'clock, ami a. vote is to be
taken next Tuesday at the same
Senator Glass, who Is leading the
fight against the bill, to-day proposed
to Senators Flood and Sands, its Cham?
pion?, to lake a. vole tit once without
debate, but the proposition was de?
clined. Each side claims a majority,
)???? the opposition seems the more con?
Xi) TRAVELING AUDITORS.
The Hons.' to-day consumed the ma?
jority of its time in considering- the
tilii.is hill to appoint traveling auditors
to examine the accounts of State offi?
cials. The bill was defeated by a vote
of 13 to 20.
Those whi) opposed the bill claim that
the average county ofllcial knows no?
thing of book-keeping, and tHat good
men will not accept olliec if they are
to be subjected In a spy system. The
advocates claimed that (Iiis wo? the
strongest argument for the hill.
ANOTHER LEGAL HOLIDAY.
Both branches of the Legislature, at
the request of the ladled of Richmond
and Alexandria chapters, Daughters (If
the Confederacy, to-day passed n res.
ulutlou making Juno ">d (he birthday
of Jefferson Davis, a holiday, when the
public schools shall !)?? el. seil. It was
at (list proponed to make the day a
legal holiday, but objection1 was made
on account of the large number of hol?
idays already in existence
Tho. resolution provides, also, that
the State olliees .??hall be closed after u
iVeiock on the birthday of Jefferson
NO ANTI-TRUST LEGISLATION.
it is n iw practically certain that
there will be no anti-trust legislation
at this session. The bill of Mr. Grave
ley i ii Hie subject has been reported ad?
versely, and Mr. I tarksdalc's bill has
not been enihiidcred at all by the com?
TWO SESSIONS DAILY.
The Seiinio to-day determined from
now on in hold I wo sessions daily la
order to gel through with the great
press of business.
The special Joint committee Hint in
vi .<? iigat tl ilia method ot awur ling '.ho
contract lor Ute hire of convicts to ihe
In vis Root and Shoo Company is piv
.pni'liiK its report; All tue members w.'ll
probably sign it. The report will show
that there was nothing unusual in the
Iii.'me r of renewing the contract;. There
will be nothing In Hie report to relied
upon any one who in I any part in the
renewal of tho contract.
Senator Barksdalo win not seek to
have tins Committee on Privileges and
Elections consider Iiis Pure Elections
bill. He has no hopo Of getting it
through at this session. Senator Flood.
cTaiimun of the committoo, has t > l
Senator Barksdtile Toe committee will
give him a hearing et any. time. An ef?
fort will probably be made, lo make the
bill an issue in Hi) next State enm
The Senkte Commltt'.o on Courts has
ror.iidored nnd reported favorably a .-e
\\"A of bills designed io abolish all dis?
tinction between Ihe property rights of
married and single women?in other
wetds, to put ilu.' property of a mar?
ried woman on tlio same lootinir as
thiC of a single WOlDJll.
COLONY FOR EPILEPTICS.
In the Senate to-dav the Finance
Committee reported favorably the bill
to establish a colony tor epileptics, nnd
appropriating 3;tr.,000 for the puipos-j.
NEWPORT NEWS BTL/LS.
ThO bill to provide-a harbor master
for Newport News was passed.
The Schate at its afternoon session,
passed si number of bills, among them
three to amend the Charter of Newport
News; to commission cadets of New?
port News Military Academy, and to in?
corporate the name; to incorporate City
Trust Company of Newport News; to
authorize the town of Cape Charlo to
borrow money, and lo nmend Its char?
ter, and to make the game of craps un?
?TOKIO ON CAPTAIN EDWARDS.
Friends of Captain Oscar E. Edwards
have a. good joke on him. He is the
president of the Virginia Pilots' Asso?
ciation. A few days ago a Richmond
gentleman remarked in the hearing of
somo Norfolk gentleman that a bill
?would be Introduced to abolish compul?
sory pilotage on coastwise vessels.
Captain Edwards was telegraphed to
and came 'to Richmond on the next
train, when he learned that tho matter
?was a joke.
lira, Margaret Powers, a demented
Inmate of the Richmond Home for
Ladles, threw herself from a window
at an early hour this morning und was
PRESIDENT SCHURMAN'S RECOM
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Chicago, Feb. 23.?President Schur
man, of Cornell University and former
head of the Philippine Commission, de?
livered an? address before the student
body of the Armour Institute to-day,
In which he forecasted tho report and
recommendations of tho commission
soon to be pubuished Jit Washing;
President Schurman said that he had
recommended to the President a gov?
ernment and constitution for the l'hil
Ipplnes identically the BOimc as that
framed by educated Filipinos, which
is practically the governmental policy
outlined by Thomas Jefferson for the
government of the vast territory ne
rtulrod 'by tho Louisiana purcjhase.
President Schurman said further that
lie was happy to state that President
.McKinley had accented the recom?
mendations, and was sending out a sec?
ond commission to put this government
in operation. "To avoid any mistake
on the subject," said the speaker, "the
constitution drawn hp by Pedro A.
Paterno, Agulnnldo's Prime Minister In
1S9S, will be published alongside with
thp constitution adopted by the com?
mission, so It may he seen that the
two are Identical, with only slight
elaboration In the American form. This
constitution also agrees with the re?
nnest that leading Filipinos have been
making of us dny after day.
"The newspapers have not given pub?
licity to ilie fact that wo are to give
the Filipinos the very government they
themselves ask. but nur government is
nnw striking off 15.000 copies of the re?
port that it may inform those who have
been so solicitous In regard to the kind
of government their friends, the Fili?
pinos, would obtain from us."
Continuing, lite speaker said that
nfler a careful study or tho island
?tribes he became convinced that the
plan of Great Britain In her govern?
ment of tho Malays?signing peace
pacts with the individual chiefs of the
tribes?was the most satisfactory one.
The result upheld his opinion, for in the
southern row of islands, where this
policy was followed, not a gun had
been fired and the American Hag had
been h'eltl on honored emblem. This
policy wns not adopted in regard to the
middle islands, which are inhabited by
the Visa van liibe, the largest in the
group of Islands, because of the fact
that the most peculiar of civil govern?
ments prevail there. The Influence of
Spain, said President. Schurman, per?
meates the entire country and Its half
million of inhabitants. Owing to the
dominance of Spain during tho many
generations that have passed chief?
tains have disappeared and Unit groat
population is left lcnderlcss by the re?
moval of Spanish rule. Thero are no
chiefs in this portion of tho country j
with whom the commission could have
begun operation to affect a, peace pact.
Jusl now it would bo as much as.their
lives are worth for the natives to come
forward and accept the government of?
fered, for tho Tagals, having taken
away their arms, would come from the
North mid, in ambush, assassinate
many. It is only this fear that keeps
the Vlsayan tribe from unanimously
ami voluntarily becoming the active al?
ly of I be United States.
President Schurman said he did not
make this statement In regard to the
"Actions of the Just
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which can be found in a per?
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and whose every breath
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905 Bank Street, RICHMOND, VA,
Government of the Philippines in his
address yesterday because he did not
deem it In keeping with the celebration
of Washington, Inasmuch as the gov?
ernmental policy of Thomas Jefferson
Is involved in Its exposition.
HON. W. J. BRYAN.
Continued from Pagel.
advantage, although, of course, there
Id a little advantage in the enthusiasm
aroused lu the immediate neighbor?
BRYAN MEETS SEWALL.
Atlanta. l!a.,' Eeb. 23.?Mr. Arthur
Sewall, of Maine. .Mr. Ilryan's running
mate on the ticket four yours ago. left
for Now York at noun. Of his confer?
ence on the train with Mr. Bryan, Mr.
Sewall had nothing lo say.
Mr. Bryan denied that their conversa?
tion, which look place In a private car
chartered for 'the purpose, had any po?
"I became well acquainted with Mr.
Sewall during the campaign of 1S9G,"
satd Mr. Bryan, "and have not seen him
but twice since that lime. It wad mere?
ly a renewal of old acquaintance."
SPEECH AT ATLANTA.
Atlanta, Oft.. Feb. 23.?Hon. William
J. Bryan addressed a crowd which
tested tho capacity of the hall of Ihe
House of Representatives to-night.
About 1,500 people were turned away.
Mr. Bryan arrived in'Atlanta shortly
before 11 o'clock this morning ami de?
voted the remainder of the day to one
public reception unrl a drive about the
city. Mr. Bryan, after a day of com?
parative rest, was in tine voice and won
loud applause from his audience many
times (luring the speech. He spoke
mainly of issues upon which his views
arc already known. Mr. Bryan leaves
In the morning over the Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. Louis railroad for
Chattanooga and Nashville.
Cotton unlll Organizod.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PIlot.) !
Columbia, s. c, Feb. 23.?The Kcr
shaw Cotton Mill Wils organized to-day;
capital stock. $150.(100.
Tho Anderson Cotton Mltl Increased
its capital stock to fCOO.OOO.
Bubonic Plague Statistics.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Aden. Feb. 23.?'Six cases of Hie
plague and one death has occurred here.
Drastic measures have been taken to
prevent a spread of the disease. The
infected areas have been isoiatd.
"A COLON TAL? OIRU"
"A Colonial ?lrl" Is one of those plays
that delights lo a rare degree. The
popular taste would he decidedly ele?
vated ir there were more plays like It.
Love, intrigue and patriotism and many
other elements of popularity are In?
cluded In its make-up, and yet the bois?
terous UPUlttUse of the gallery is not
catered for. The author has demon?
strated tic tact that popularity may be
secured without sacrificing art. and Hie1
old theme, which is ever new, has been
dressed in smooth anil attractive cloth?
ing, dialogue, action and stage setting
"A Colonial Olrl" was presented at
the Academy of Music yesterday, mati?
nee and night, by a company of artists.
Interest naturally centered on Howard
Could its Codfrey Reinsen. Mr. Gould
is an exceptionally clever tu tor. His
portrayal of the role was truly an im?
personation. Ho is a handsome young
man and is Ideally suited to the part.
The Wollte Hcddin of Grace Freeman
was an exquisite bit of acting. She is
endowed with a piquant beauty and it
very decided talent. The supporting
company is appropriately cast, each
role being in competent hands.
OPERA "PATIENCE" POSTPONED.
Oa account of the illness of Mrs. de
Pussy Merry, the production of the
opera VPatience" will be postponed un?
til Tuesday of Easter week. ?
Mrs. Berry has been Indisposed for
several days and her illness Increased
so much yesterday that she Is now
conllned to her bed.
WARD AND YOKES.
There is a suggestion of fun nnd
Itiughter in the- very names of Ward
and Vokcs, Whether it Is because
these two favorite comedians have be?
come so thoroughly Identitled with fun
in all Its classes or not. or whether one
immediately thinks of that ridiculous
"Percy and Harold" sketch, they did
so long. Certain Ir Is. however, that
these comedians have solidly estab?
lished themselves as experts in tile fun
business, and the announcement of
their coming gonernlly means gond bus?
iness for tho theatre at which they
appear. This thoroughly reliable at?
traction will be the offering at the
Academy next Wednesday, February
Of fourteen Harvard professors Inter?
viewed, nine are on the side of Eng?
land and four on the Poor side in 111?
controversy thni led to the Smith Afri?
can war, white Prof. Charles Eliot
Norton, who so bitterly opposed OUc
war with Spain, though aympatttixlhg
with England, declines to commit him*
OVER 9,000,000 BOXES SOH29 YEAR&Yo
as A B Ca
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maw 60 years.
?. There is a reason for everything, und the reason for the popularity of Bcechnm's Pills
Is, that they nil nil the requirement* of a general ur.tlaoto for.ALL CtiLlOts AM)
NERVOUS DISORDERS in n moro satisfactory munucr tliiin any propnotary medicine
ever placed beforo the public. Bcecham'a l'llls uro brought ijc'fore Tour notice, and,
(?whether you require them or not? If not to.lay. you iriny tomorrow?v/iien tho necessity
I nrisc3 you should, Id your own Interest, tako them. 'J'ho reason lor* their need Is often
best known to yourself, but be that ns it uiuv, you will showyood jutlgat?ut by taking
them in reasonable doses, und doing-so is as slihple as A 11 C.
Ihe enormous sale of Beechnm's Pills has been achieved without the publication
of testimonials, the fact being that Bacchant's Pills recommend themselves.
Sold everywhere, in boxes, io cents n/irf 25 cents each.
OF THE GRAND
TT & BRO.,
168-870 CHURCH ST.
?ENTIRE STOCK OF?
Ion's, Boys9 and Olilreifs'lofliloi
Shoes, Hats and Gents' Furnishings.
Must be sold out AT ONCE regardless of cost or value
io the highest bidder FOR REBUILDING OUR NEW
JEWELRY STORE, which will be separate from our Loan
\Ve are giving up the Clothing and Shoe business entirely. This being a
rare opportunity to secure goods at your own prices, no person should fall
to attend this great sale.
yj-i|r. continues cvery.-day until the entire stock Is sold Snips at 10:30 h. m.
and 7:30 p. in.
166=168=170 Church St
The Light that Does
The Light that
^| Lights is the Electric
Why is electricity used for light?
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The s.mie reason exists for its
use in residences.
Every possible argument is in
favor of electricity.
Don't be behind the limes?see
us about it.
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