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WEDNESDAY SVENINO. APRIL 25, liKX)
Pkrsonal feelinge, o? courte, snould
notaticela man'e politicai action, tu?
all men muet concede tbat Mr. Quay
would be even meeker than Mc-tn
if he ahoold not nuree bi.s
wrath against Mr. Hanna, wbo
waa backed by tbe adminietra
tration, for casting tbe one vote tbat
defeated him yeeterday, though tb*
name Senator bad, on a previous occa?
sion, voted directly contrary in a pre?
cisely similar case. Hie vole baa grati?
fied Mr. Wanamaker and may increase
that hypocrite's subscription to tbe
McKinley election tond, but as Mr.
Quay has not heretofore been noted for
submitting patieity to unprovoked in?
jury, it is hardly probable thut the ad
ministration will not have cause to re?
gret tbat it went out of ite way to take
part against bim.
The republican? and tboee demo?
crete who deserted their party lour
yearn ago ia Feoosylvaole and
New Hampshire have united and
agreed to aot in harmony dur?
log tbe coming national po?
litical camt>algo. Probably those m all
tbe other States will do likewise. That
is just exactly wbat they should do,
and wbat no ri^ht thinking man ol'jecH
to, for this if, at least nominally, a frre
country, in which all have an indisput?
able right to their political opioiot.p.
But for every gold democrat who may
join the republican party, there are a
thousand independents and men who
have heretofore acted with that parly,
who will vote the democratic ticket
Ma. James T. Close, formerly ot
thH city, eon of the late Col. James T.
Cloee, of Alexandria county, presidid
at a large and enthusiastic democratic
meeting at Upper Saudosky, Ohio, Ian
week, at ??b.ch r?solutions were unan?
imously adopted, declaring fir the ra
oomination and tbe election of W. J
Bryan to tbe Presidency. The aro'
Alexandria is democratic, and no mut
ter by wbat strain of blood it h
breathed, its effects manifest them?
selves where transplanted.
Tbat the administration party, instead ai
trying to dissolve the "eo'id Beuth," desire*,
to maintain its ?oiidity, is ma'*? apparent t >
all intelligent people, if by totbing else, by :
ita persistent appointment of nexroee t? re
?ponaible office?, in this section, ?nd by tbe
ousting of fairly ?nd legally elected demo?
crat?, ?nd the ?eating of republicans, who
were not elected, either fairly or legally, b;.
the republican majority in Congicss. When
the white peopie of the Houth receive proper
treatment from the republican party, ?nd not
before, will they feel safe enough to divide
?on the currency, tbe tariff, or any other ques?
lCorrespondence of ?he Alexandria Oaaetto ]
Washington, April K.
Admiral Dewey this morning received
a handaome gold watch, tbe gift of 50,
000 school children of tbe northwest.
Tne idea of tbe gilt wae suggested by ?
eohoolboy of Rosemont, Minn., to t
Minneapolis newaoaper, and it launch
ed the scheme. Only contributions ol
one penny from each child were re
oeived. The watch, which is eleganti*
enameled, is made from gold mined io
tbe Philippines and the alloy used in it
eras taken from a brass ring found on
the Spanish ship Reina Christina, wbicb
was sank by Dewey'? fleet. Congress?
men MoCleary, of Minnesota, present?
ed the watch. Tbe Admiral was touch?
ed by the peculiar nature of the gilt
and made an approoriale reply.
Kepiiieuatives of the brewing later?
est-i of the country appeared before tie
ways and means committee of the
House this morning to present a mem?
orial in favor of tbe repeal of tbe extra
war tax of $1 a barrel on beer. Amoiig
the delegate? was Mr. Robert Portnet ?
of Alexandria. Pr?sident Brant, of the j
U. .-*. Brewing Association, said tbat
tbe brewers had been willing io view
of the war emergency to bear their
share of tbe bacal burdens, but tbey
now ask tbe committee to redeem tbe
promise that this ?xtre war tax sbouln
be repealed after the war and tbe train
of even'a succeeding it were closed.
He aaid tbat as a result of the tax tbe
consumption of beer bad decreased one
million barrels and referrod to the va?
rious interests efleoted by this tax.
An old and well-known Potomac
r Ver man, Ihfng here, says he frequent?
ly seee items in the oewapapereof tbl?
city copied from the Gazette, about tbe
.dumping of Washington garbage into
tbe river or on tbe banks thereof near
Alexandria. He says the District ot
Columbia commissioners bave no con?
trol over tbe Potomac below tbe Dis?
trict line, but tbat the Secretary ol
War bas, and tbat if complaint were
made to him he would abate tbe nuis
?noe at once.
Congressman Otey, of the Lynobburg,
Va , district, called upon tbe dimmi-?
eioner of Ioteroal Revenue today and
urged him to try to devise some mean?
by whloh Internal revenue samps
could be obtained at tbe country post?
offloss, so tbat those farmers mho heve
to use tbem, may be saved the trouble
of going or sending ali the way to the
large towns for them. Tbe stamps for
resale are not sold io less amounts than
a hundred dollars' worth, and as only
one per cent, is allowed on their resale,
few retailers are willing to take the
risk. Mr. 0:ey will try to induoe Con?
gress to increase tbe allowance to two
In response to the Bacon resolution of
inquiry as to allowances given to mili?
tary officials iu Cuba and Porto Rico
Secretary Root today reported to th?
Senate tbat Qen. Brook as military gov
ernor of Cuba until December 13, 1899,
and Gen. Word since tbat time have
received extra allowance at tbe rate of
$7 500 per annum; Gen. Ludlow ae mili?
tary governor of Havana, at the rate of
$5,000; Mejor Bli?as collector of cue
tome at the rate of $1800 and
Maj. Ladd as treasurer at tbe rate of
11,800 ?ad payments were ?uthoriaed by
tbe Pr?s dm aiid upon the oral advice of the
Attorney teener?1. The aggregate payment
prier to Ap'ti 1, was $17,441, and waa made
out of tbe levenues of the lela d of Coba. No ?
ellowan1-?? heve been made to ?ny e ffioer in
Porto Eico Tbe remarkable feature of tbe
original order of Perrettry Alger granting tbe
extra compensation is that "additional salary",
was grantod and not "allowance?."
The resignation of Oscar 8. ttreuse. Minis?
ter f> Turkey, is in the hands of th? Prosi,
dent Mr Htrnu? sent his resignation to
President M KiM? y on bis retore from Tor?
k.y and tho I reside t persuaded bita to
withh? 1 i it lor the pr?tent. The acceptance
of th?- r.sig'iHtiou is onlv delayed on account
of the unsettled claim ? f the U. 8. against
Turkey It is highly probable, that it will
Una y be accepted, as it is well understood
Ikei should he return to bis post, Mr Strani
weuld be persona non grata at the Turkish
capital. His statement that the Sultan it
? <at?dly promised to pay the claim of the U.
S in the light of the faet that tbe S j lian de?
nies it winld m-kj Ins preeeuce in Constan?
ti copie unwell. luv.
Senator elee Joe Blackburn wbe.*. seen to?
day regard?ng the appeal of former ??7?'p?t
Taylor, of Kentucky to the ?7. 8. Supreme
Court said: '? do not see how tb? G, 8. Po
preme Court can do anything but retffirm the
declaim of tbe couits of KentU'ky The
election laws o' tbat commonwealth are not
unconstitutional and will never be do 1 ?red
so. The ?tat? courts have absolute jun^'c
lion in all cas ? of purely a local nature and
?? there is no infringen<mt of the U. 8. laws
in the pn eet.t ca-e the highest tribunal in tho
coui try will, in my opinion, p?y no attention
toit I do not intend to say that tbe matter
? il not be giv.-n consideration but am cer
uin that botone conclusion will be arrived
at. This ?il declare Governor Beck?
ham to bi legally entitled to the p>
sition he now occupies Taylor is evidently
disheartened over the support he has received
in this citv end New York. If he desire?
peace in Kentucky he wi.l retire quietly."
Senator-elect ? ackburn says that the people
of Kentucky have accepted the decision of
toe but? courts aod tbat affaire in that Com?
monwealth are becoming quiet and orderly.
People bore who know anything at all
atout dipomatic affairs, laugh at the news?
paper ta k of serioae trouble between tbi?
tour try aid Turkey ou acccaut of the a -
legod loss by lome Ameiicaa missionaries in
Armenia from a raid of banda of Mohamme
ron Kurd*, and say there is juit us mach
likelyhood of serious trouble between the
L'n.ted Hutes and Italy or China because citi
sei.? of those c?utitrie? have been murdered
at.'i robbed by mobs in this country.
The Luke of Newcastle, accompanied by
two English friends, passed through here to
lay ou bis way to Savannah to visit acquaint?
ances there. He says, on his way back be
will stop at Richmond, as he desires vary
much to eee the city that made such an heroic
defense in the war between the States
The fsm liars of Admiral Dewey bere ist
he has determined to allow his name to be
presented to tbe national democratic cocvec
Representative Lamb of the Richmond,
Vi.'gli ia district, who was in tbat district
yesttrdey, is a member of r.e House agi ?cul?
tural (ommiftoe, and traveled all last eight
.n order to atUnd a aeetiog of that torn?
mitte this mornirg. but when he got into
ibe eommittee room tbis morning be found
no quorum. He says he thin?? the committee
will report adverso y on the bill prohibiticg
.he use of alum in yeast powiers
? here wai a circus here today. The cor?
sas shows that there ar? nearly a 100 OC 0
? eg roe? here, but those accustomed to est
mating crowds e?y th? re weie more than that
many ot them ou Pennsylvanie avenue to?
day to look at the pa-ade.
BepreaenUtive Noonan, t'day lntrodneed a
resolution growing out of the recent transac?
tions of tbe American .-tool tfc Wire Company,
which recenti} .shut down twelve mills, em?
ploying 6,200 men, for tbe purpose, it is si?
eged, of depressing tho market price of tbe
stock Tbe resolution provides for a special
committee of ?even members of the House to
i rivenivate tbe. canse for t.e closing duWn of
tbe mi.l', ?let.
Washington, April 25
When tie Senat) met today Mr.
Platt, of N"w York, occupied tie sect
in tie froi t rt/W of the republican ?ide
for meri ? occupied by Mr, Quay.
Mr. IMtiiri bus prepared and will
-ubati to the Senate tomorrow tbe
viewri of tie minority of tbe privileges
and elect loa ? committee in tbe Clark
one o? '-lontane.
Tbe conference report on the bill to
provide a government fur Hawaii was
After tbe approval of the journal Wil?
liam H. Kin*, the new Congressman
Irom Utah,? who succeed* Mr. Roberts,
(be Mormon, waseworn in a? a member.
Fne democrats applauded bis appear?
ance. Tbe consideration of tbe postoffic*
appropriation bill was then resumed in
committee of tbe whole.
Tbe question of increasing the ap?
propriation for transport ion of mail by
pneumatic tube to $725,000 was tbe first
to oe discussed. Mr. Little argued
against tbe, continuation or extension
of ibis service on tbe ground tbat it was
t >o expensive and did not materially
assist in th?? rapid transport of tbe mails
generally. In New York city the pneu
matic tube, servioe was cosMog tbe gov?
ernment <? rental of about $5 per linear
foot, or #37 600 a mie, wben the entire
cost of the tube and putting it in the
?round should not be more than $1, or
ttJO per foot.
Mr. Mann argued in favor of the ex?
tension of tbe pneumatic tube serv-ce
Mr. Moody, in opposing tbe appro?
priation, caused a sensation. Hj laid
before the House some lacto which be
laid would cause "this appropriation to
lie the death of a dog, as it ought to."
The proposition was malodorous from
beginning to end. Toe first appropria
lion for tbe pneumatic tube service was
made June 9,18%, wben Cbas.O.Neilson
was second assistant postmaster gen
eral. Wi hin six weeks after Neileon
left office, he waa made adirector in tbe
pneumatic tube company, given $1,000
Cish for his expenses to represent tbe
company in Washington and $10,000
woitb of the stock, The value of the
?lock was based on the contract with
the government and from bejng worth?
less rose to $95 per sbare. He regret?
ted to say that stock and bonds of tbis
company bad been held by a former
member of this House and of tbe cam
mi tee on appropriations. "Name
nim," suggested Mr. IVvingston. *'I
will not," replied Mr. Moody. Con
t nuing, he said the company bad sent
as a new year's gift to a member of tbe
present House a block of ite stock. He
whs glad to say that th? return mail
had carried back '? hat dishonoring and
dishonorable gift," tkk was tne kind
of malodorous proposition U was pro?
posed to foster by this appropriation.
Mr. Moon's motion to strike out the
entire appropriation for tbe pneumatic
tube service was carried?87 to 60.
Qeoige J. D>ld, millionaire and mem?
ber of tbe packing houee firm of Jacob
Dold & Sons, of Buffalo, Chicago and
Kansas City, was found dead in bed
tbis morning at tbe borne of bis father
in Burlalo, ?. Y. Death, it is thought,
was due to fatty degeneration of tbe
heart. Dold was 38 yen old.
The Agricultural ?ppropriation bill
was reported to the Senate yeeterday.
It carries $3 959.120.
Io reply to tbe Seoate resolution,
Secretary Gage y**t*rday senta state?
ment showing tbat over one hundred
and elgbty-tbree million dollars were
derived from tbe war revenue act.
General Kius Rivera baa resigned an
Secretary of Agricolture in tbe cabinet
of tbe Governor General of Cuba,
and announced himself as a candidate
for the mayoralty. General Rivera
says Cuba can be annexed to tbe United
Slates by force of arms only.
The Ohio republican Stet? conven?
tion made a great administration dem
otiS-ration at Columbus yeeterday. Sen?
ator Hanna was in full control. He
made a speech, talked of "duty and
destiny," and said: "I do not care
whether you call it expansion or im?
perihlism, it will not stop."
The condition of Dr. Hunter H. Mc
Guire, of Bicbmood, is considerably im
Bev. James F. Billingsley, of ?pott
sylvania, has been called to the pastor
ate of Belle Air Baptist Church, near
Leeland, Stafford county.
Tbe friends of Senator Martin assert
tbat be is not bebind tbe movement to
defeat Mr. J. T. Etlyson for chairman
of tbe democratic State committee.
Mrs. Hallie Craddock Barksdale, wife
of Judge W. ? Barksdale, of Halifax,
died at Richmond yesterday, at the
residence of ber son-io-law, Mr. Henry
Lizzie Robertson, colored, charged
wita poisoning Dr. J. E. Tompkins and
family, waived examination at Fred
erickaburg yesterday and was sent to
tbe grand jury by Mayor Bow.
It instated that all of tbe striking
telegraph operators of tbe Atlantic and
Danville division of the Southern rail?
way have returned to work, except two
at Sufloik and one at Hollands. Tbe
places ot these last were ailed.
Nimrod and Mary Yates, brother and
eieter, of Bperryville, Rappahannock
county, fourteen miles east of Luray,
bav * been lodged in tbe Rtppabannock
jail, cbarged witb attempting to burn a
dwelling bouse belotging to Mr. James
Fletcher, of that town.
Miss Marguerite Holmes Trenholm,
daughter of Mrs. William Mayo Atkin?
son, and Mr. Robert Wickliffe Woolley,
of New York, were married yesterday
tt Winchester. The maid of honor
was Miss Margaret Page Dame, and
among the ushers was Mr. Jobo T.
At a meeting of tbe democratic vot?
er? of Culpeper last night Mr. Alden A.
Bell was nominated for mayor. G. Cha?
p?n L'gbtfoot, for recorder and assessor;
George W. Keerl, for treasurer. For
councilmen: B. F. Booton, David Bail?
ey, J. W. Swan, W W. Cheli, J. S.
C'jvingtoD and E. L. Yancey,
Monday afternoon at tbe Aiberene
8oapstone Works, ear Cberlotteeville,
a large bowlder in Quarry No. 3 fell in,
instantly killing Mr. George Kidd, oi
Nelson county. Several other work?
men were iojured, amoDg whom were
Mr. Ernest Maupin, Mr. Joseph T.
?prouve and James Sb< ffield.
Hon. Thome* fe. Atkins, wbo w**
judge of tne Hustings Court when tbe
Cluverius case was tried, died last night
at hi? home on Car;, street, Richmond
Death resulted (mm grip, though Judge
Atkine had been niHicted with creeping
paralysis for several years. Deceased
*?" fi'ty seven years old, and a native
The constitutional convention !" ???
Hured. More i'ian enough delegates to
tbe Norfolk convention have been in?
structed or are committed to make th:
a party issue, and 20 per cent, of tbe
delegates remain to be elected. At the
ward meetings in Rcbmond last night
30 of tbe 39 delegates elected favor tbe
The Odd Fellows of Frederickeburg
celebrated the eigbty-first anniyersiry
of Odd Fellowship in Frederick county
last night witb speeches by Grand Mas?
ter W, H. Bailey, of Richmond; Dr. J.
F. Thompson, and R. B. McUalley, of
Fredericksburg. Tbe speeches were
followed by a musical programme. Re?
freshments were served.
Stephen Baptist, a negro, who is
charged with tbe murder of Mr. Peter
Jones, an ol I and prominent citizen of
the Buffalo Springs, Mecklenburg coun?
ty, was taken to Petersburg lagt night
to preveat lynching. Tbe sheriff had
much difficulty in preventing the pris?
oner from being taken from bim by a
mob. The officer drew bis pistol and
declared tbat be would deferii tbe pris?
oner at tbe risk of bis own life. Tbe
negro denies the charge.
THE WARIN AFRICA.
Tbe Boers made a determined a Uck
yesterday on Wepener, tbe little town
60 miles southeast of Bloemfontein,
around which tbe British operations in
tbe Orange Free State are centering.
According to a British dispatch tbe at?
tack was repulsed. The burghers had
4 cannon in action and under tbe fire of
these tbey made a determined advance.
The conflict was hot for some hours,
bat tbe Boers finally recoiled.
Tbe latent gdyicesdo not report the
relief of Wepener, nut that event seems
hourly to occur. Lord Roberts he ?
sent out more troops with a view o?
capturing the Boers, estimated to num?
ber from 4,000 to 20,000, wbo are io ? be
vicinity of Wepener. The troops un?
der Generals Pole-Carew and French,
about 15,000, have reached Tweedt
geluk, 25 miles southeast of Bloemfon
tein and 15 miies from De Wet's dorp.
Besides these Lord Roberts has eent
out about 10,000 mounted infantry un?
der General Ian Hamilton, and
Generals Smith, Dorien and Mc?
Donald, bave been sent to support Ham?
ilton. General Maxwell, witb from
3.000 to 5,000 men, has moved to Krai.?
Kraal, 20 miles northeast of Bloemfon?
tein, a position much need by Boer
All this is taken to indicate a deter?
mined attempt to bring on another
Paardeberg by envelopim? in tbe folds
of an overwhelming force the Boers wbo
are besieging Colonel Dalgety'e 1,500
men at Wedener.
? Triple Hanging.
McMlnnvillo. Tann . April 25.-Three
murderer? were hanged here today from the
?ame ?eaflold?Wm. Brown, John C Watson
and "Sonny" Grain. Rrown was cos victed
of the murder of his wife, being found
guilty j.lntly with his brother Joho, ?nd
both were sentenced to bang. John, how
ever was k lied In jail by Crain. for which
the latter waa haaged Crain waa ceovicUd
originally of maidr rirg a man named Shell
ng over ? game of craps aad was sentenced
to ten years in prison. Watson, while drank,
????ssinated Jim Hills, calling him from his
h.use and shooting him down.
G?-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Harrisburg, April 25.?Tbe State re?
publican convention which assembled
bere today for tie nomination of candi?
dates for Auditor General and two rep?
resentatives at large in Congre.-s was
an enthurisst c aud narmonious gather?
ing. Tbe ticket nominated is as fol?
lows: Auditor General?E. B. Harden?
berg h. For Congress at large?Galusba
A. Grow aud Robert H. Foerderer.
Among the delegat-s at large t)
tie naional convention is Ex
Senator Quay. The platform en?
dorses tbe admtnUtrbtion of President
McKinley; emphasizes tbe importance
of national delenso and reinforcement
of the navy; favotsimmediateenactaiei t
ol le?i-lation so that American built,
American owned and American manned
snips may regain carriage of our foreign
commerce, and concludes wit ? a dec?
laration in favor of a constitutional
amendment providing for election of U.
S. Senators by tbe people.
Tbe action of the United States Sen?
ate in denying the tight of tbe State to
full representation is deplored. Confi?
dence is expressed in Senat)r Quay's
leadership and "we believe in hie politi?
cal aad personal integrity. A great
wrong ha* been done him wbicb the
people will right at tbe proper time
and therefore we uige and insist that
tbe Hon. Matthew Stanley Quay sbali
be a candidate for rt -election to tbe U.
S. Senate in which be bas so long serv?
ed tbe people with such distinguished
ability and fidelity."
Ihe Kuhn Affair.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 25.?Tbe
physicians at Sr. Josephs bospitil speak
more hopefully of Mrs Lulu Kubn's con?
dition taie morning and now it is stated
that there is a possible cbanoe of her
recovery. Tbe condition of the hue
band istie same, bis evident remor-e
and constant groanings greatly retard
ing tbe work of the physicians in their
efforts to save bis life. Mrs. Kubn de?
clines to say anything futber regarding
toe quarrel between herself and hus
nand leading op to the attempt on his
part to kill ber and himself. The ht?c
band is equally reticent, and beyond
persisting in scat emente of regret, will
not talk about the aflair.
Filipinos Appeal for a War Loan.
Paris, April 25.?Agoncillo recently
appealed to the government at Berlin
for a financial loan. The foreign office
promptly refused to advance any mon?
ey, sayitig Germany could not afford to
antagonize tbe United States, Tin
Filipino junta is now appealing to Rus?
sia and is hopeful of amore succesful
result. Agoncillo openly boasts that a
Philadelphia firm ofiered tne Filipino
government all tbe ammunition it de
??ired, prov ded payment was made in
advance. Aguinaldo accepted tbe of?
fer, Agoncillo says, and is preparing to
assume the offensive in May.
Resignation of Minister Strane
New York, April 25.?Announcement
is made today thst Oscar 8.Straus, the
United States Minister to Turkey, offer?
ed bis resignation to tbe President some
- wo months ago. At tie President's re?
quest Straus consented tbat it sbou'd
not be accepted immediately. In a
s'atement recently Straus said the Sul?
tan bad made definite promises tosettle
ine American claims. The Turkish
minister at Washington and others,
among them Gen. Lew Wallece, follow?
ed tbis with interviews in which they
were inclined to contradict Straus.
Tho ??-Enipreee Weds?
Berlin, April 25.?A report is io cir?
culation here that the widow of Euu
oeror Frederch, eldest daughter of
Queen Victoria, has been secretly mar
ried to Count Saeckei torf, wbo was
Hofmeister under Frederick. During
tie reign of William I. the Emprees
was ordered ti leave Berlin because of
her familiarity witi His court official.
London, April 25.?The city and snh?
urban handicap of 2,000 sovereigus
was won by Grafter, ridden by M. Can?
Yokohama, April 12.?Through t-ieexplof
?od of a powder magasine at Kram t-hati, Coi?
rla, recertly 2?4 houses wtre destroy el sod
30 lives were ioit '
Tho Situation in ? outh Africa
I.ondtp, April 25.?? j aerai Rotierte re?
ports fi' ni li'oemfontein, ander tolay's date,
thatOineral Chirniwde, with the Tbird di?
vision, occupied Dowetsdorp at 0:30 a. m.io
day. He was unopposed. The evacuation of
OeweUdorp by the Boers 1? the a ret eifert o?
the tightening of the British c<rion about
them It is presumed tbey are hastening
north to join the Boer force near Thab* N!
Chu, thereto bold tbe line of retreat open
until Olivier and tbe Boeri about Wepencr
can get north. The o^capuion of Dewetr
dorp by the British forsh*oow? tbe raising ol
tbe siege at Wepener, which if expected to
follow. A cordon has now been stretched
around the ?? < r< on three sides. The British
have about 40,000 men and tbe B^era rut
more than 15,000, so tbat they must move
qU'ckly to escape being surrounded Ono
moo! retreat, via ladybrand, yet remains
open to then, and their escape or capturo
should be determined in a few hours. Tin?
War Office thia afternoon gave out another
report from General Roberts which stated
th'.t tho Boer loss was heavy iu yesterday'?
lierschd, Cape ( olony, April 24?It ia re?
ported that tbe British have occupied Wepot?
er after heavy fighting.
Children Burned in Tenement Fire.
New York, April 25--The Uves of three
children were list, foar pet?->n? weie badly
burnivi and more than 100 persons were
driven panie stricke?, down fire escape? and
over roof? in'? Are that partially destroyed a
six-story double tenement ou ?'ors; the street
early this morning. The fire ttarted in tbe
bi<eiuoDt at 6:30o'clock. The tenant!, com?
pering thirty famille? were all a?letp. In a
f?w momur.f.i the bouse was filled with em ike
and the firemon and policemen had a hard
time making their way through th? belli
awakeuimt tbe tonante After the fire agi
extinguished the firemon found tbe three bod
ies. They were huddled together in a corn? r
AGAINST MB. QUAY.
As stated yeaterdiy the Senate by a vote cf
33 to 32 decided that Mr. Qtuy was not en?
titled to his ?eat as a Senator from Pennsyl?
vania Mr. Quay's friend? are divided be?
tween holding responsible for their defeat
two men?Senator Vest and Senator Hanna.
air. Vest, they ?ay, had given them reason to
believe tbat be would vote for Mr. Quay, in?
stead of which he voted against biro Hie
vote, change?' from one ?ids of tbe tally sheet
to tbe other, meant Mr. Quay'? defeat. Others
blasai Mr. Hanna. and thus, indirectly, the
President Mr. Hanna was absent, but pair?
ed with Mr. Depaw against Mr Quay. Ac?
cording to Mr. Henna's statement in Colom?
ba?, Ohio, yesterday evening, be worked
against Senator Quay and would have voted
against bim if be had been present in tbe
Mr Quay say? that despite the action of the
Senat ! he is not cat of polities end will con?
tinue bis fight.
The first break in the machinists' strike at
Cleveland, O, came th:? morning, when 70
of the employees of tbe Machine Screw Com?
pany went back to work under tbe old condi?
tion? The strike bat been for a nine-hour
A short meeting of the City Council
waa held las' niebt. The b leiness
transacted was mostly of a routine na?
ture. Tne situai ion concerning tbe
ileadlcck of last week was unchangrd,
tbe Board of Aldermen refuting to mtet
tbe Common Council in pint session ior
tbe purpose of electing a Superinten?
dent of Gas. In tbe Common Council
Mr. Hubert Snowden was elected Presi?
ded!, vice Mr. J. H. Strider, resigned,
he having moved bis residence to ?u
BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
All the members of the Board of A -
dermen were present when President
Mar ury called the board to order.
Mr. Clark presented a petition ot sun?
dry property owners for a crossing on
tbe north side of Cameron street at Its
inteitection with Fayette. He explain?
ed the need of a croes ng at that point,
saying that in bad wea her pedestrians
were compelled to perform feats in
jumping iu order to avoid mud holes
Mr. J. T. Sweeney suggested tbat,the
cost being small, tbe committee on
streets could bave the work done with?
out special legislation.
Mr. Doble thought tbe work could i e
done at a cost inside of $20
After further explanation, the prayer
of tbe petitioners was granted and $20,
oras much thereof as is necessary, ap?
propriated for the work by auoanimous
Mr. Hill, from tbe committee on
streets, introduced tbe following r?solu
tion which reflected the sense of that
Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby
requested to report to tbe City Council
by what authority and under whose di?
rection the street work bas been done
since t^e resignation of tbe City Eogi
oeer,and tbe Auditor is hereby directed
to report by what authority the pay?
ments h tve been made since tbe r?si?
liation of the City Engineer.
Mr Dobie m jved tbe adoption of tbe
resolution, and his motion prevailed by
? unanimous vote.
A number of papers which had beet:
acted on by tbe Common Council war?
subsequently read by the clerk and ttieir
action concurred in, after which Mr.
Lawler, from the lower board, appeareti
iu tbe chamber and extended an ?nvit- -
tion to tbe Aldermen to meet tbe Com?
mon Couucil in joint session for the pui
pose of electing a Superintendent o?
Mr. Ballenger said be was averse to
accepting the invitation for trie reason
he gave at tbe last meeting.
Mr. W. H. Sweeuey favored accept?
ing tbe invitation, and made a motion
tomb?t ? fi ct.
A viva vjce vote was taken, but the
chair was unable to decide from the
sound, and tbe cierk was ordered to
call the roll. The vote stood: For ac?
cepting the invitatici?: Messrs. Cut
in, VV. H. Sweeney, J. T. Sweeney
ney and Mr. President?4. Agoics;:
Meters. Hi I, Djbie, Btlleuger ano
Mr. W. H. Sweeney oflered a repe?
tition, which was adopted, prov.ding
tbat tbe bills of tbe examiners of candi
date? for the position of Superintend?
ent cf Gas be referred to the finance
commi tee. He s ated tbat the bills
find been handed in by Mr. Monroe,
Clerk of Gas, and each examiner
charged 1100 for bis services.
Mr. Clerk wanted to Know what
progress bad been made iu examining
candidates for tbe position of City Er
gineer and wa? told by the President
that tbe examiners would be appoint?
ed and the work proceed rapidly.
Mr. J. T. Sweeney thought something
dbould be done in regard to street
work. At pre-ent everything wa* at a
.iiandstill. It was to be regretted (bai
the two boards could not cometogethei
und formulate some plan by which
filings could be put in their normal
Mr. Ballenger said it was impossible
for thun to come together in me pres?
ent stage of atfaiin.
Mr. Clark said a burnt child dreads
Mie fire. At a previous joint session,
?heu all supposed Mr. Graybill to b
he only eligible candidate for City
Engineer, Mr. Dunn had been sprung
Mr. W. H. Sweeney controverted
tbe assertion that Mr. Dunn bad been
sprung upon the members. He was el?
igible for tbe position.
Mr. Balienger did not consider Mr
Dunn eligible for the pesi ion from the
fact tbat be bad telegraphed he would
accept the pittai at a salary of $1,650,
when tbe etlary is fixed by law a:
$1,500. He barred himself by his tel* -
Mr. J T. Sweeney suggested tbat
Mr. Dunn was elected under the l?w
and at the salary specified by it.
After further debate between Messr-.
Clark, Ballenger, W. H. and J. T.
Mr. Dobie said discussion was out ol
order and be moved to adjourn.
It was suggested tbat tbe Common
Council be notified that the Aldermen
were ready to adjourn, but tbat only
bad already adjourned and some of the
members were without the bar as spec?
tators of tbe proceedings of tbe Aldei
The board f.bout nine o'clock ad?
The board met soon after 8 o'clock.
Co). T. H. Ficklia was, in the absence
of tbe president, called to the chair.
The resignation of Mr. John H. Stri?
der as president of the board waa read
Tbe election of a president being
next in order Mr. Liwler nominated
Mr. Hubert Snowden, wbo was unan?
imously elect jd. The ballot cf the en?
tire hoard was cast by the secretary.
Col. Ficklin, io a few complimentary
tetnark", then presented tue gavel to
Mr, Snowden, on taking the chair,
returned bis thanks to Col, Ficklin and
'?? again taking tbe chair from
wbicb, after eight year?' service, I wmh
I retired la-t July, I do so with the ut?
most independence. I did not seek
the position and bave mado no prom?
ises, but for your unanimous vote I
bave the sincerest apprecist'on, for t
assures me of your confidence and it
spires me witb the hope that I will
have your heaity suppoit in guiding
the legislation of this body. I will en?
deavor to maintain tbe dignity of tbe
position in which you bave placed me
and in tbe future, as in tbe past, my
guiding star will be Alexandria's wel?
fare. I thank you."
The Auditor reported that the appro
priations for ?treet cleaning and for tbe
electric light works had been exhaust?
ed acd $1,000 was appropriated for tbe
light works and $700 for street deal?
A report of tbe j lint com nit *e on
venerai laws io favor of transferring
the interest of the city in tbe old court-,
boose lot to the Washington Monu?
ment Association as a site and in order
to establish a Washington park was
A r?solu ?ion protesi og against the
?opeeM of Washington garbage in tbe
river in the r.eig^nrbfHid of this city
and appropriating $200 t) pay the Cor?
poration Attoro-y for legel proceedings
aud oh hi'iing an injunction, w?s re?
ported from tbe committee on gen-rrl
laws and was Nid eside f>r two we kn
and a reeoiuton fir a committee t -
visit Washington on the eurijfsct pre?
sent d by Mr. SoowJen we s adopt id
Meters. Appich and L wler ?er*
appointed tbe commi tee on tbe part ? f
When a resolution received from th
Alderm*-ii at the las mett'.ng for tato
appointment ol t uew bo-.rd of expfr?
was taken up,
M'. Sm 11 thought that there was ro
neid of the-re-ol ?lion. The ptfeJdeBl
of toe board (Mr. Strid-r) had appom ?
ed Mr. si mead, oi Wes'iingtOL; ir.e
Mfftet committee bed named an exan.
iner and the president of the Aiderait:
Would a No name one at once.
Mr. Suo*den said that he was or t
the man to be over-laugbed in roe ofii
cial power ot tie position t j wnrcL he
tiad just been choren, He. intended to
preserve tbe dignity of bis position ao-1
tibe pre.-ident ot tie board. Ifaty
snpoii tmeots were ti be mad? m
would make tbem himself. As presi
dect be did not propose to ?How Mr.
Strider to make appoiutmet t- a'ter hi
bad tendered his resignation.
Mr. 8m ti said tbat be had received
a telegram from Mr. s-t.rider asli'i).
him to select an expert and be ha<!
mede arrangements wen Mr. Smead.
Tbe clerk was asked w Ten t.e re?
ceived Mr. S'liflei's resignation. U<
replied tha tie resignation was dated
'he 24b, bul the envelope was poai
Mr. Sinowdto said if the refcignatior
of Mr. Strider was uot effered uutil a -
ter he ma le tbe appointment, be wa.-_
Mi*. Burke tbou ht tbat ai.y action el
tbe late president of tho boani, to tat-.?
etlect after he had re-igned, was null.
Mr. Trimyer thought tbat the actto..
of the late president of the hoard w?<
taken while be w?? in office, and he
was in office uutil a few minutes ago.
wben his resignation was accepted by
Tbe chair said tbat as it appeared
that Mr. Hinder bad not resigned wbeti
he made tne appointment, be withdrew
An oder of the Aldermen for tue
clearing of Penny Hill burial grou .d
was laid on tbe (able on motion of Mr.
Mr. Evans urge! tha' the chain gani;
be employed for tbis purpose.
Mr. ?Smith?"There is do chain garg."
Mr. Evans?"Toen let ? a wait until
ther - ? one."
Mr. ?Saovwieu aaid that he had been
iuformed tbat tne Mayor would ?ee that
toe work was dune in a ?bort time.
An order direoMrg ho irquiry ae to
the payment for strtet work since t ?
re?-i?uatiou of City E ?giueer Dunn was
A resolution that the streit commi ?
t-e be authorized to cany on street
work, employ haods and sign pay roiN
came in from the Aldermen end wa- a'
once urid on tie table without debate.
Mr. Desmond asked by wbat au?
thority tie Ma\ or undertook to mat
age .ue street atJair.-.
Tbe chair replied tbat be did no;
?Mr. Desmond?"Isn't there somo
way that wo c*u find oui?"
The cnair said a resolution had jut
beeD pa-sed concerning tne subjpit a?d
the Mayor would probably answer tne.
question at tbe next aaaetii ft.
On motion of Mr. Liwler, the Al
iermen were invited to join Council in
|0iOt session for tbe purpose of elect i li;
* Superintendent of Oa-.
Mr. Lrwler was lequtsted to invite
tbe Al'lermen in and soon r* turned aud
reported that by a vote of 4 to 4 tbey
bad declined tbe invitation.
Mr. Evans mov-d to adjourn.
Mr. Ltwler said that tbe whole fault
of delay in tbe matt r wa-> with tbe Al?
dermen. Their actiou wie ebildieb;
one of tbem bad advocated tbe gas
measure and now he opposed it.
Tbe Chair?"A motion to adjourn
cannot he debated."
At Mr. Bnrke's rf quest Mr. Evar s
withdrew Lii motion and Mr. Barke
trien Said tbe responsibility for tbe pros
eut state of affairs was en tbe Alder?
Mr. Smith mule ? statement of the
ms t ion ol the : iu ni'lee on stteets on
tie subject of rtrtet work and now tbe
street lor e was paid.
Mr. Evar s -"I move we adjourn."
Mr. Burks asked tbat be might be al?
lowed to make a statement as to tne
Mayor's posi'ion, sul Mr.) Smith said
be wanted time to reply.
Tbe Chair s id nothing was before
Council aud a motion to adjourn is
always ii order, and on Mr. Evace's
further m itiori the hoard adjourned,
WEDDING IN GREENE COUNTY.
Mise BessN Cissad?v, second daugh?
ter of Mrs. L. B. Cassaday, of Greene
county, Va., atd R-.v. R. Cleon Coa
liug, rector of Grace Episcopal Church,
Star.ardsville, Va., were united in die
holy bonds of ma'rimony in tbat church
at noon on tbe 18th inst.
The cerem iny was performed by Rev.
E W. Cjwling, of Steubuuville, Ohio,
brother of the groom. Ho win a-wts'ed
bv Rev. J. R. Elis, of Oordoo^viil??,
Va. The bride entertd the church with
her grandfather, Dr. R. S. Besz'ey.
Miss Sallie Cassaday, sister ol tbe bride,
was maid of honor. Mr. C. Milford
Cowling, brother of tne groom, was bet
man. The bride was attired in a hand?
some traveling suit of brown cloth and
carried bride's roses. The ;nuid of
honor was at'ired in a beautiful suit it
blue cloth and carried pink KMtf, Mr.?.
Roberta B-asfl -y rendered th? wedding
march In strains of softest music, which
added to tbe i m pressi ve ? ese of Ibi
After the ceremony the bridal pa.ty
repaired to tbe E igle Hotel, where
tbey enjoyed a sumptuous repast. They
left on tbe tveniug train for a nortbero
tour. Among those present from a dis
tance were Rtv. and Mrs. E. VV. Cow?
ling er.d daughter Janet, ol Ohk ; Rev.
and Mrs. Ellis, of Goidons-vills; Mr.
aud Mici Cowling, of West End, Alex?
andria; Miss E li h Pullman, of hUrir-as
City, Mo. Tbe bride was the recipient
of many handsome and us? ful presents.
They have the best wishes of the entire
Stauardeville, April 28.
Tbo Beet Prescription for Chills
And Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tastkls&s
Chili. Tonic It is ?imply iron and qnimne
? a tasteles? form. No m t ft?no pay 60c
Cl ?nse tbe iver. purify tbe blool, invlgc?
rate the boiy by using DuWm's Little fcNriy
Siseri. Thoee fain j\h litt e pille always act
bHlKK INTO YOUK SHOES
Al'ea's Focl-Eaae. a powde*. It tares r>tr.
ful. tantrting, swo.leo feet and ingrow nr
?aite, ard instant y Ukes the sting < ut c
corns and b?oio?s. It's tbe greatest
discovery of tbe ?g?. Allea'? FoouEaee m- k'(
tight or new shoes feel essy. It is a
cure for eweatin? calloas and hot tired ??>
ing feet. Try it today. Sold by ?II ?inig.i-u
?nd shoe stores. By mail for 25c in suruD?
Trial package PBEE. Addieai Allen S ? ?'
steri Le Roy, ?. Y.
BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
At a regular meeting of the Board of Al?
dermen of ? he city of Alexandria, Va., bald
Apri. '2*. 1900, there were pr?tent:
Wm. H. Marbury, eaq.. Hat, las
Messrs. Hil, Dobie, Bailenger, C.aik
W H. Sweeney and J. T. ewe*ney.
Mr 'lark D'oeented a peti Ln of stv.rel
property owner? a^k.n* thst a ?roesiog be
oi.structed oa tbe weit -.la < ? Fays?.?
at its tcursett Ou i'b ('?ni ron. The pr-e
?rofthe petiiionti ? o (r>t.t*d ?cd s.1
or a? much ai may bo necessary, an ?a!
propri?ted for tbe work.
Mr Hi!, from the Committ e m - ?
submitted tbe f-.iloeing wh eh imi been
adopted by tbat oomm ttee:
Be??? vad, Teat trie Mayor li h? p
quested to report to the City Ce unii, by
what authority ard ut.du ehe? ''
tbe sir et woik his been dot
the resignation ef the C ty nginee ,
Au lit >r is her by directed to te;.,r ?
authority the psjmenUhave be.-n m?d?uace
ite resignation ol the C.ty r'r.g
The resolution was adepted b/ a Baaaha u?
Mr. W. H. Sweeney infoduced ?
ti ?, which was ?dotted pro'idin. tb?
bills of the ex?ininers of toe cnh.
superintendent of Gas be letsrred to ?he
The ?? low tig were tataival frei t
fcinmoo (ountil and their actioi ?oucut
Kesolution appointing a comiiit tc o' two
rum '?"h board to wait upon tb?? .
Congrevmeu and urge ihem to take irumi.
d:ate arti?n toward ousirig a
dead aiJ.mile of tbe D:?:r.ct of (?)u:i.
dispoetd of within '?id D.stri t. sad
J. T. Sweeney acd Clark w.u. ?
fre part of this board.
Resolution turning over to tbe WVh ag p.
Mo.-.umeut Asociaron has o.d eeortaw*?
property o.i rorth Columbus street.
0 mannication from E. F. Frice, Audi???.
announcing the exhaustion of th?.? I
street cleanirg and electric light, Bad
lit on app opriatmg $7 O for tbe former sed
$1.00 ? for tbe latter.
Au < rd i nance for imposing and r .
licenses within theeity of Alex*
year comtueacitgon the 1st day .lui.
?? d endirg on tbe .1st day of May 1
B'O.ution providing for ti.- ?
tho Wllkes street sewer to the river.
Mr. Lanier, 'rom theCemmon OwaM?I en
t-jred the chamber and extended au invitatlou
to tbe Aldermen to meet thst board lojoiai
sees on forthi parto-e of electing? tapada.
tondent of Or ?.
On m. ton the inviution was di?
tbe feliowirg vote;
Ayes. Mesar?. ditto, W. H. Sweeney, ,?, ?_
cwo<neyaud Mr. President- 1 Not?, '
Hil'. D..bl-. Ba lenger and Cark?4
Tno board then adj->nrnet.
W. ? MARB?RY. President
Teste: LUTHER H. THOMPSON, I fork
?H a called meeting of tbe Comm
c I of the c ty of Alexandria, Va., h? ?1 A;. I
?24, 1!>00, there were present :
Messi? Trimyer, Burke, Mr ore, Smwim,
* ?ti am. De?muod, Baader, Pati', il
Smith, Appich. Lawler, Fiek'in, EvaieaU
The Cerk erlled the board w? "rder. at.d
Tbe??. H. Fitklin, ?q , was elected I'leeideut
pro te ?;.
A (ommucication was received from T<ha
?1 ? p 1er. e?q . tender.ng bis iesig??tl ? *
Protide ? of tbo bmrd, which ??? a
Mul upon motion of Mr. ? smond a ? ito of
thanks ?n extended to Mr. Stridir lot tails?
fu' services tenderei the city.
Mr lawler nominated Hubert eWwatBi
eu,., for Prea'den?.
1 ??? motion of Mr. Trimyer tin? t'.etk
rasi the unanimous vote of tbe botid ft : Mr
hu Finance Committee recomruetnie.t the
f I .wing which was unan.m 'm'y ?
Koeolred, That there be, and i- bri by
appropria'ed, the following addition!
for the purposes of the fiscal real
May ill, 190O: For cleaning str.ct?, tToO
forel'ctr cl^^t. kJt.OOO.
The joint Committee on General Law? ant
Poblic Property recommended ti e
a rtselution transferring to the Wishug.uu
Monumer.t Association of Akxaadiit the
?ity's interest in ? certain l?t of giooi ? ??.
? lutnbas street, between Prince?? and (I MM
sir ef, far the erection of a monument to
General George Washington sol 1st a ; ?i I <
tark. ard that at the proper time the ? ?up??
ration Attorney be directed to dralt a stun?
li e o: di nance to protect the city's ;?
aad tbe recommendation was unaium? u-i>
A preamble and resolutions regai.l .
?? ,. h ton of the gsrbage of the Du
C'< lumbis, ?nd providing for tbe aiipoiitw 11
of two members on tho part of ?eel ?mi
of the <lty Council with tbe May r t? ?al
upon th? Virginia Senators ami
sentati ves in "'? ngress an<l urn? tat m to U??
immedixf action to have Ike gai
dead anlm? ? of the District of < oluiuUad ?
poet <f within the lim.U of said I
wore unanimously adopted ani ??
pich aud Lawl'r appointed on the pert ef
An cr toan e tor imposing ar<i<
I reuses within the city of Alexandii? fu
y nr torcimi ncing June 1,1000. an!
Hay 31. 1901, was refetred to ta? <
uiittre en Finance.
A resolution ?utberiaing the 0 BUB
Streets to take charge of certi ? ?ti?
-i?n pay rol if, Ac, until the elect
logia??l was, upon motion ot Mr i
0J the tibie
A resolut on appropriating f 4~> t r I
ir.g the sewer on Wilkes str.-et ?
the river, a distarci of about ? ity
roierred to the Committee on Streets tor ia?
The folowing was receive I fr? ? t;>
of Alde'iuen ?nd their action con< u
A petition for ? stone crossing at ti.
w?*t corner of Fayette and fallisi a
a s ? a resolution rc-'juestirig the Majo
to t by what aiithoiity ?tre?? w" -
done and the Auditor by wbat authoity :
mente have beer, made since the re .
Of the Obs? Engiroer
The following was rcveivot fr
of Aldermen and uon-concurrd li ?
Jution directing tbe PresiileH ? .
and the Committee on Mroet?? n> ? ?
examining boar?! for City lefia
lesolutoii for cleaning off grind I
Hill burying gr.rand ?nd repairn |
G??? motion Mr. Lawler w?- ???* '
invito the Buird of Aldermen
sion tor the porpo-e of eleclii t ?
tendent of G?s. Mr. La?l?f '
the l'o?rd of AHeimen refuied, by a ? <?
to moot in Mat se-ssion
Teste: D .ME), li. ITAVRBORY.!
Story of a Slave.
To be bound band and foot to
by the chains of disease is th?? eon
kind of slavery. George D. W
of Manchester, Mich., tell
slave was made free. Hf -*1?
wife bad been so helpless for tit?? >? '
tbat she could not turn ov>
alone. Alter using two bottlc
trib Bitters, she is wonderful I;.
ed and able to do ber own work.' I'1
supreme remedy for female d
quickly cures nervousness
nees, melancholy, headache, beca??
tainting and dizzy spells. Ti ij n?;|
cle w?jrking medicioe lea godsend n
r-'ckiy, ruc-iowo people. Kv? rv '"
tie guaranteed. Oui ? 50 cts. ?
E ti. Leadbeater & Sons' Dru^:-"
Otto Korb Oread Chancellor, ? ?
v.lle, Ind., says, "DeWitt's Witch Et?? S
soothes tbo most delicate ?km ?ui "? -
rjo?t rtubboro uker with certa o
result." Core? pil?? ??d "kin dukiaoee ? ? I
buy an imitotton.