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1ST CHAPTER IF ILL
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ITBED FOLLOWED Hi
Stambouloffs Enemies Defiant
Even at the Graye.
OAVALEY GUARDED COFFIN
Exciting Scones as the Funeral Cor
tege Was Proceeding t the Ceme
teryTwo Panics Started An Ora
tion nt tlie Spot "Where the Ex
(By Associated Press.)
Sofia, July 20 Tlie funeral of ex -Premier
Stambouloff to -tiny was tlie occasion
of exciting scenes In tlie Mreets.
Tlie police were under orders from M
Bterloff, the present Premier and Minister
of tlie Interior, to take all precautious to
insure trauquillity along tlie route. De
tachments occupied tlie bide streets, keep
ing out of sight in the houses
The Irieuds of M Stambouloff. their
wives. aHl tlie members of theirhouseholds,
assembled at o'clock at the murdered
xnanVliouw, where Uh coffin rested covered
by garlands and wreaths of flowers About
8 o'clock the cortege started for the
Representatives of all Uic foreign powers,
except Belgium, followed the funeral train
Tlie attendance of mourners and of the
general public was small, owing to tlie
notice placarded last evening detailing
accusations leveled against the deceased
aud urging tlie people not to take part
in tlie obsequies.
"WHERE HE FELL.
Tliroe hundred paces from the house the
pot wae reached, where SI. Stambouloff
tell by the daggers of the assassins. The
tortege -was halted and M. Petcoff, "who
was wltu the deceased statesman -when
he wa6 attacked and "who "was himself
"Wounded made a speech to the assemblage.
Els liead and arm "was "wrapped "with
bandages -where he had been elabbed on
In an impassioned harangue he charged
the enemies of Bulgaria -wath the terrible
crime of murdering the mota to "whom the
country owod her lndejieijdence and the
prince his throne. He was still speaking
"whon a loud cry wa raised:
"Bun for your lives."
A tornble panic ensued and the crowd
became frantic and made a rush to escape,
every one beheviug thatfighting had begun,
lion and "women fell and "were trampled
Upon, and the children carrying -wreaths in
$. part of the procession threw down the
Cowers and fled screaming.
A detachment of gendarmes rode up at
'jf o. """If
a fast trot -with swords drawn. For a
moment their apjiearaiice increased the
panic, but after a -nhile they succeeded
in restoring order.
NeverttKlc-s, vi hen the procession was re
formed and had resumed its march, it had
lot many of its adheieiits, all the foreign
diplomat having retired except the rep
resentatives of Germany, Servia and
Itoum.itiia The funeral train had hardly
started airaTn when a tecond panic broke
out, cauMng another confusion which
decimated the ranks or the procession.
Wreaths were thrown away and trampled
under foot while the bearers fled. Some
order was again re-established, the be
draggled garlands were gathered up aud
the cemetery was finally reached.
A SHOCKING SCENE.
Here there was a shocking scene. The
enemies or SI Stambouloff and the friends
of Major Panitza, who was executed some
jears since for conspiracy at the instance
or SI. St.imbouloff, had orgaui?cd a hostile
demonstration ngamct the dead statesman.
The grave of Panitza had l)een decked
-wilh flowers and flags and a large crowd
who had lieen attending a requiem to his
memory, assumed a menacing attitude in
the path of the hearse A detachment of
cavalrj galloped up just in time to pre
vent a collision.
When the grave was reached the coffin
was lowered in silence There was no
oration over the remains and no ceremony
to mark the delivery to the earth of the
once powerful ruler of Bulgaria beyond
the hooting and hurrahs of a band of his-f-
enemies, who were only prevented from
attacking the lcmains by a cordoii of
cavalry which surrounded the grave.
It is said that the panic was started by a
shot nt the carriage bearing the wreaths
sent by the town of Tirnova and by the
Union Club, from which Stambouloff was
going home on the fatal night.
ARKANSAS JAILER KILLED.
Cnllod to IIU Door at Midnight and
(By Associated Press.)
Helena. Ark .July 20. The inhabitants of
thiscity are exciledovcr the assassination of
County Jailer Will P Dennis, who was
called to the jail door at midnight and shot
down without a word of warning.
Harvey Weeden, a former assistant,
and a negro are in jail awaiting an examin
ation before the coroner's jury, which is
investigating the murder. Sheriff Burke
has offered $100 and Governor Clarke twice
that amount as a reward for the appre
hension of the murderers.
POSTMISTRESS FOUND BEAD.
Not Known Whether She Was Mur
dered or Burned to Death.
(By United Press.)
Ban Diego, Cal., July 20. News has
Just been received that the store and post
office at La Presa, above here in the
mountains, was bumed last night. Tho
remains of Sirs. Louise Shaffer, postmis
tress, wero found In the ruins.
It Is not known yet whether she was
murdered or burned to death.
H. Franc & Son are clearing out all their
75a, S1.00, S1.25, and S1.G0 hats at
39 euto. ,
HER MIND LIKELY TURNED
Having S'n Pluco to Shelter Her the
"Unhappy Girl "Went to Ida DruryVi
Houho and Begged to Be Sfade an
Inmate She "Was Turned A way Hut
Came Bnck Later a Lost Woman.
The remains of Ella Sillier, the young
girl whose body was found in the Eastern
Branch Thursday night, were viewed bj
Coroner Hammett at Lee's undertaking
Lestablislimont jesterday, and alter talking
wnu tne witnesses he decided that an
inquest was i n iecess.iry and gave a i.r
tifioate of death by drowning. There was
nothing to show that it was other than a
, Sir. W. II. Rusell, of Baltimore, an tinr le
of the dead girl, was present with his
wife at the investigation, and took tliargo
of the remain. He said that his niece
visited them about three weeks ago and
spent a week at their home. She seemed
very cheerful and they urged her to remain
with them, but she determined to come
back to Washington.
After her return here Sir. Russell's
daughter received a letter from her which
was bright and happy in tone, and con
vejed no hint of trouble. A second letter
from her was received by Slisa Russell Fri
day sajing that she intended to commit
Mill trie and that bj the time the letter
reached its destination site would bedead.
The most pathetic part ol the jonng
girls story remains to be told It is
learned that last Monday, harassed bv
the tares or poertj and unable to procure
any work, piobablj with mind deranged
as a result, she visited the house of ill
fame on C street, kept by Ida Drury,
bet ween Thirteenth and Thirteen -and-a-half
STRANGE AND TERRIBLE
Grace Haydeu is the housekeeper, and
her treatment or the young girl shows
that the lift.- she leads has not dried up the
milk of human kindness in her heart or
drfwn charity from her heart
The" girl called at the house about 12
o'clock and asked for the housekeeper.
SIiss-Gruie was still asleep and theserant
called to her to tome down She did so,
and as she entered the parlor the picture
presented to her was of a beautiful younj:
girl, attired iu a white dress with black
liimmiugs, sitting on a i-ofa.
The joung girl arose as she entered and
going over to her with her hands clasped
-.Madame, I have come to ask if von can
give me anj employment "
Th housekeepei took her bv the hand
and drawing hr gently down on a beat
beside her said "Why, my dear child,
what kind of employment?"
"Oh, you know what I mean," was the
"Do you mean that vou want to board
hTe?" asked the housekeeper.
"Yes, that's what I mean."
BEGGED TO STAY.
The housekeeper then askecL her name
and age to -which she replied frankly.
She said her name was Ella SliUer, but
sho ias called Nellie by her mends. She
gave- her age as seventeen, and told them
that she had been living with Colonel
I Gm'iain's family as a housemaid, but was
men out oi employment, as they had moved
out jL me city iori.lie hummer.
In the meantime she had been living at
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me nouse v.un u colored servant, uut it
seemed that she could stav there no
"I have no home to go to, no friends
to look to, and no work to keep me from
starving." she said pitcously, as she
clapped the housekeeper's hands and the
tears started from her eyes. "There's
no one in the world to look out for me.
Can't jou lerjine May here?"
"Hae ou ever been in one of these
houses before?" asked the housekeeper.
"No, I'm a pure girl," was the reply,
so strange to the woman it was addressed
"Nellie," said the housekeeper, "the
girls jou see here are not pure girls, and
the fact that vou ate should keep you
a far as ou can get from thjs neighbor
hood It is very easy to get south of the
A-venue, but it's hard to get back. We
can't take you here. Get something to
do. if it only pays you a dollar a week,
but don't try to enter this life."
The girl broke out sobbing afresh, de
claring that there was nothing else for her
to do, as she could get no work
Just then Ida Drury, the proprietress of
the house, came in, and the housekeeper
referred the girl to her.
In spite of her life, Ida Drury Is kind
and generous. The charities and good
work of the women of her class are known
to few besides policemen, but they can
tell of many kind deeds pcrrormed by her.
She spoke to the girl with gentle kindness
and told her that the step she contemplated
was oue Trom which she could never with
draw. She told her that she could not
take lier; the fact that she was still pure
made it impossible for her to take her in.
Go and get some work, my child," she
said. "I would rather pay your board
elsewhere tnji-elf than to see you down
PLEADED FOR HER DESTRUCTION.
And then the most pitiful proposition of
all came from the lips of the homeless girl.
Realizing that her virgin -character ex
cluded her frbm such a house she said, with
pleading hands upraised and tears start
ing from her eyes:
"Is there no young man of your ac
quaiutance who would rum me so that
I might come here? Nothing would ever
be known of it."
Both women, lunured to scenes of im
morality and licentiousness, turned from
the pitiful object before tliem a beau
tiful girl pleading for her own moral
The girl remained to dinner, and as the
evening wore on the housekeeper informed
her that business hours in the house were
approaching, and she had better go, as
some one might see her there.
She finally left, promising to see them
again. "While she was In the house an
incident occurred that showed her inno
cence and inexperience. One of the girls
upstairs had a male visitor, and hearing
the others speak of "Nellie," she asked
them to send her up. The woman was
attired ouly.in a loose wrapper, and as the
girl entered the room she carelessly
threw it aside. Nelllie gave a startled
look at the pair, and then hiding her face
in her hands she ran from the room. s
"Do they act like that down here?" she
asked of the housekeeper.
"You see worse sights than that here,
Nellie," auswercd Siiss Grace.
Later In the evening Policeman Wil
liams was notified by Miss Drury of the
girl's visit and of her refusal to take her in.
Last Wednesday afternoon at about
the same time as on Monday the doorbeell
of tho Drury houBo rang again and Ella
"fe". THIS IS IV LITTLE. SCHEME' ,, Js5gya
T-ym w1-JMy 4 (I (1 (ff
Miller again crossed tho threshold of a
house of shame There was a nerous
excitement iu her walk: and manner as
sue abked the servant for Siiss Grace.
SHE WAS A LObT WOMAN.
When the housekeeper went down stairs
she found the girl silting down and almost
in tears. As she entered the door the
girl sprang up and clasping her hands said
"It's" all right now, Siiss Grace."
"What do you mean, Nellie," said the
housekeepei. recognizing her former is
itor and holdimr out her hand.
"I mean that"! can May here now." said
the girl And ttiere was a note of sadness
in her voice as she raised herhwmiming eyes
and spoke those terrible words
"I am a lost woman "
She recovered herself ina moment nndsaid
"Let me tell ou my experience."
Just then the doorbell rang and the
housekeeper went to Ihe door It was Ida
Drury. who had been outdriving, and she
was informed of the girl's second visit
She immediately went around to the police
station and notified Policeman Hodges
He returned to the house with her aud
talked some time with the girl He asked
her ir she wanted to lead a life of shame,
and she replied
"No, sir, I do not."
Hodircs took Nellie around to the station
'ice and she was turned over to the
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matron. She was then sent to the Taith
and Hope .Mission , where it was thought
6he could find employment.
She evidently found none. When her
new-made acquaintances next heard of her
she was one of the unknown dead of a
great city, and not until her identification
was established did they connect the Ella
Sliller, who made such an impression on
their minds, -iv ith the girl who found refuge
from the cares of the world in a watery
BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT.
Composer ,Takobovvs,ll srus,r Pay For
Toying WlihuMulijen'H Affect lom.
(By United I'ress )
London, July 20. A jury lias mulcted
the composer, Jakobowskl, of New York,
in the sum of 700 in" a suit for breach
of "promise of marriage, brought by the
operatic artist, Carta Dngmar. No de
fense was made, Jnkobowski failing to
appear, so only the plaintiff's side of tho
story was heard.
According to this Jakobowskl , after be
coming engaged to the plaintiff, married
iu New Yoik a wjdow named Brown.
Shortly afterwards lie wrote to Siiss Dag
mar's sister, saying:
"Something has occurred, financially
and otherwise, that obliges me to give
back my promise to Carla I can never
support her, and am how utterly broke.
Consider me a stranger in future "
In his letters to Siiss Dhgniar the defend
ant called her his "tdotsie own sweet
one," and declared that lie was "greedy
to kiss-her." The plaintiff, m the course
of her evidence, stated' that she was about
to start for New York-to appear in Jakobow
ski's opera, when she saw the notice of
his marriage in the papers, coupled with
the announcement Ufat-after the honeymoon,
tlie leading part in his "Dawn of Venus"
would be taken by Mf- Jakobowskl.
W11ISKEUS WEBB PULLED.
Populists' Convention Ends, in n How
Watched by Coxey.
(By United Press.)
Canton, O., July 20. The morning ses
sion of the Populist county convention
ended in a general fight, during which
blood was spilled and whiskers pulled. Dr.
II. F. Barnes, formerly State chairman,
was named, as the committee on resolu
tions, but Allen Cook made a fight against
lumand had him ousted.
The discussion led to very bitter feeling,
and the lie was passed often. An adjourn
ment was taken for dinner, and then Barnes
grabbed his heavy cane: and made for Cook.
The latter evaded' a heavy blow, and
the two Populist leaders were soon rolling
over the floor. Others joined in the fight,
and skinned races, and torn whiskers were
in evidence. Pcactf was finally restored.
Barnes had a black eye and his neck was
scratched. Cook was nrtt hurr.
Coxey was in tlie conventlou and stood
on a chair watching the combatants, but
taking no hand in the mill.
Killed by; u Live Wire.
Sedalia, Mo., July 20. Guy Cannafax,
employed as a fireman at Hotel Kaiser,
was killed by an incandescent electric
light wire to-day. Ho "was turning on the
light and seized the wire with his left
hand, when ho dropped dead.
for Federal Lawmakers.
CAMPOS SERIOUSLY HURT
Reported Brought to Havana in a
Ho Wiih Wounded In the Battle Where
SantoetldeH AVns Killed Valdez'
Troops Completely Homed.
(By United Press.)
Key West, Fla , July 20 Private ad
vices by the steamer srascotte, states that
a special car, closely covered, arrived in
Havana on the ISth, and some one was
tnken from the same and carried to the
Tlie supposition Is that it was Slartinez
Campos, seriously wounded, he being at the
battle iu which Gen Santoclldes was killed.
The Spanish loss at this battle was 1,000.
It is also reported that Suarez Yaldez,
having been surrounded near Jicotea by
Slaximo Gomez and finding escape im
possible, committed suicide by shooting
himself m the head. His troops were com
pletely routed, some of whom Joined the
Reports of the battle between the in
surgents and Spatusb forces on the 13tU
near Bayamo are only meagre. The Span
ish troops numbered 2, G00 and the in
DYNAMITE KILLED FIVE
Others Fatally Hurt by a Bomb
Thrown With Murderous Intent,
Be-vomje Believed to Have Prompted
the Crime Family Exterminated
and Houho Torn to Pieces.
Waco, Tex., July 20. Five dead bodies
and four badly "wounded persons two
or them will die in the little town of Start
was the result of a djnamitebomb thrown
with deadly intent to-day. The following
are the names of the killed and injured:
Dead Sirs. A. B. Phillips. Siiss Anna
Phillips, aged twelve; Abe Phillips, 'sev
enteen; Willie Phillips, fifteen; Ed Phil
Injured A stranger named Ben John
son, who will die; K. D. Taylor, fatally
For some months past bitter feeling has
existed bet weeu tlie friends of Abe Phillips,
colored, and Phil Arnold, growing out of
the killing of Phillips by Arnold, and tho
latter's death through Phillips' son.
Early this morning the town of Slart, 20
miles distant, was awakened by a loud ex
plosion. Fire was soon discovered en
veloping the house of Sirs. Phillips.
Djnamite was thrown into the house
which wns occupied by the woman, her
five children, and three men, five per
sons being instantly killed by the explosion
or being burned to death.
Two of the children escaped badly in
juicd. One man lost his life and the other
Owing to the inaccessibility of the place
details are meager, but enough is known
to show that the tradegy is tlie result of
the Arnold-Phillips killing.
Recently meats kept m the house Jiave
been found to contain poison and when fed
to dogs death ensued. '
A nearby house was also demolished and
fragments C thehouse were thrown m every
direction and at remote distances.
Sheriffs of three counties have gone to the
place to investigate. No arrests have yet
People leavliu tho city for their
summer -vacation cannot afford to also
leave THE TIMES. It will be mailed
to any address and will continue to
ho the besit local newspaper in .Wash
ington. THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
Showers; slight change in temperature;
Searchers For Holme's Victims
in a Gas Explosion.
THOUGHT IT WAS DYNAMITE
nidden Well Struck and the laborers
Were Overcome by the Black
13a m p The Bonei of Little Alice
and Xellie Peitzel Burled at
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, July 20 While workman were
digging in the basement of the three-story
brick building nt 701 Sixty-third street
tor remains of further victims of H. H.
Holmes, an explosion seriously injured eight
men. They were:
Timothy SIcSIulhale, jseph Patrello,
Thomas Olfort, Joseph Kenyon. fire mar
shal; Joseph Balhek. Thomas Guesrt, James
Slaher. and Edward SIcCormack
The first three men were members of
the construction gang, and all of them wero
badly though notfatallyburncd. Theothers
were firemen, who were overcome by gas.
An invesfgation showed that the gas came
from a large cedar tank about fifteen feet
deep and ten feet in diamater. It was
partially filled with a peculiar smelling
liquid, the exact nature of which has not
yet been determined. From the sides or
the tank numerous pipes extended, the
ends projecting insUie the tank, being
carefully wrapped In burlaps.
SlarshalKenjon. with several of his men,
descended into the tank to make a careful
examination of it. Within a few seconds
Kenjoti called to bo taken out. as the gas
was becoming too much for him. He and
his companions were quickly hauled up
and all of them recovered within a few
minutes, with the exception of Kenjon.
air alfeyn; the rearoY he house, smg
and waving his hands. He was pursued,
brought back, aud was in a short time him-
The opinion was that "the tank was a
swindling device of Holmes, who at one
time, while living here, claimed to have
a new process for the manufacture f gas,
iu which he induced several people pos
sessed of more money than caution to
The tank was covered up this evening
and will not be investigated again until
The men had been searching for a hld-
den well, in which it was thouught the
bodies miKht have been buncd. When
the well was opened a quantity of gas
rushed out into the cellar, overpowering
the men. One' of the laborers who was in
the house rushed to their assttance, aud,
striking a match, the explosion followed.
FOUR CARRIED OUT.
Four men were carried out badly burned,
but, contrary to first reports, it is not
thought that any were fatally Injured.
The search was immediately resumed by
another force of men.
-When tlie explosion occurred it wns first
thought by the officers in charge that
tho explosion was caused by dynamite.
They surmised that a trap had been laid
by Holmes to prevent the possibility of a
discovery of the bodies supposed to be
Among the debris found in the house
was a bottlo of carbolic acid which gavo
nso to a wild rumor that opiates had been
discovered with other evidence which
proved that Holmes had killed his -victims
with poison and afterward burned their
bodies. The police, however, laughed at
tho stofy and declared that the carbolic
acid had probably bsen used as a disin
fectant. Philadelphia, July 20. "Sirs. Howard,"
wife No. 3 of II. II. Holmes, arrived in
this city last night in response to District
Attorney Graham's dispatch. She Is" being
closely guarded from interviews, and no
information will be given as to her where
abouts. On Monday she Is expected to hgve a
conference with Mr. Graham for the pur
pose of throwing some light on Holmes'
movements while in Toronto and elsewhere.
AND JONES WILL HIT BACK
Cttpt.Mushbach.of Coarse, Will Work
For tho IIIll Gun: lntheJlej;iMlatare.
Interesting: Facts About Horse Rac
ine and Politics Demoralizing: Re
sults of the Gumbllns Fever.
"When rogues fall out honest people
come by their own,' is an ancient say
ing that may soon bae a modem appli
cation in Alexandria county. The two
camps of horse racing pirates that have
done so much to disgrace the name of
that county, debauch Alexandria ckj-,
and drive many Washing tomans into
paths of crookedness are golftg to have
a fight with each other.
The Hill gang, that runs St. Asapte's,.
has determined, in sporting parlance, to
"do" the Jones gang, which controls Alex
ander Island. The Joues gaog wiH, of
course, fight back, and a very inter
esting time will follow. If they sbookl
annihilate each 'other good people w81 be
The legislature of Virginia at Us aext
session will be the scene of battle, awl as
both gangs are well supplied wan "6o
'!," .ntntuted by their victims, it will
be freely distributed at Richmond and in
the preliminary campaign.
SIODE OF WARFARE.
Capt. George A. Slushbacb. backed by
money from the St. Asaph treasury, will
be renominated and re-elected to the State
senate pledged to force legislation in
tended to close up Alexander Islaad. so
that the former track will have a clear
field and all the favors, as was contem
plated when the wily benator had en
acted the now infamous law which beara
To prevent this the Alexander Island
people will maintain a lobby at Richmond,
fully determined to grre Cape Sutstobacn
"as good as he sends." They may en
davor to ficht bis nomination ami elee
lion, but it ia understood that tbey already
see how fruitless such a battle wuw be,
becauie the captain's feaces ate jwetty
well trimmed, and because the St. Asaph
influence is nearest to "the center of pop
ulation." BOSS niLL'3 BOODLE.
It Is common gossip ia Alexandria that
J SI. Hill is a mo&t liberal contrHjetoi
to the Democratic campaign fond, and
that as a result he can dictate the nomina
tions to the legislature. It is said, too,
that some $700 a week are paid ib salaries
to employes of his track who live in
Alexandria. This sum placates a good
many Alexandrians and ensures their
votes and Influence, and threats to with
draw It from circulation are generally ef
fective. It Is known that money from the same
source was successfully used to send
Charles Bendheim to the tecia-lawire,
though, before it was spent, his opponent,
J. R. Caton, had a majority of the votei
pledged to him.
And atrain, it has been published and as-
J serted and is senerally beheved ia Alex
andria that Capt. Slushbach is is the
employ of the gt. Asaph track. With
ample opportunity to deny this state
ment Capt. Slushbach has" sot essayed tc
IS IT A TRACK ORGAN?
In addition, it is charged that J. SI.
Hill is the principal owner of ? Alex
andria Times, which has ber tn eon
sbtent friend of the1 St. Aiupb track.
Capt. Slushbach ia vice president ttt ths
Times Publihmg Company.
It is asserted, too, that many of the
public officers of Alexandria are sup
ported in their official ambttioas or
otherwise subsidized directly or indirectly
j by the Hill gang. For those who do bos
receive money directly, it Is sa'd, the-races
are so manipulated ami the necessary in
formation so conveyed that they have
only to go through the form of purchas
ing and cashing m the race tkkets.
This givuur over of the ancient and hon
orable city of Alexandria as an auxiliary
to the evil work carried on m the eotinty
is bewailed by the decent people of tha
community, who are practically power
less to cope with the machinations of the
politicians and gamblers.
HOW ALEXANDRIA IS DISGRACED.
One jgentlein.ni who has lived m Alex
andria all the fifty-six years of his life,
and whose father and grandfather and
greatgrandfather lived there before him,
said to a Times man yesterday that h
had grown up proud of thcokl city and its
rand aswejatton and t radians-proud
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i r commerce and the home of many of the
greatest men of the cation when Wash
ington was but a hamlet wry to be
I ashamed of it now that it should ahow
itseir to become the prey of rate track
sharks and touts and gamblers of the
This gentleman, whose name for ob
vious reasons can not be printed, has sent
his sons to business In Baltimore, solely
to seep them from the permei.i.s influence
of the race track and the various forms of
gambling evils that are permitted in con-
' section with it, For he knew that no
matter how carefully boys may be reared
or how good their intentions, the- race
horse has a fascination for theuu and that
this fascination invariably leads, to the
enrichment of dishonest racing people and
often to the total ruin of their victims.
ANXIETY OF PARENTS.
He was not the only Alexandria parent
he said, who had taken similar steps to
save the boys. Others had also sent
their sons to get a business training else
where, and even many had withdrawn their
boys from Alexandria schools ami sent
them to schools in other cities. Not only
that, but several good citizens had spoken
of leaving Alexandria altogether If tho
gambling influences were allowed to pre
vail. Surely there is thoughtful food enough
for those who hope for the future pros
perity or Alexandria city and county. Fur
ther comment ought tn be naecessvry.
The close proximity or St. Asaph's baa
plunged hundreds of Alexandria's young
men into debt, just as Alexander Island
and J3t. Asaph's, too has involved hun
dreds of Washingtonians, young and old.
But there is even a more serious side to
It, Tor It has bred dishonesty among some
who were trusted employes or Alexandria,
business houses. .
RESULTS OF GAMBLING.
One case will suffice. A young man was
recently sent on the road by" his employer
in Alexandria. Some days afterwards
he was seen at the St. Asaph track by a
friend , who mentioned the fact to the em-
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