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"WEDNESDAY EVENING. JAN. 12, 1910.
It W'iu. ba seen from the statement
ot HsQry rfraiib, colored, convicted lan
Friday in the Corporation Cjnrt of mur
der in the first degree for participation
in the k:iliDg of Walter F. Scbul.z, tbal
the authorities of tbia city have been
buucocd, end that they have acted upon
the ctidecco of an irresponsible negro
with a criminal record and with a pro.
psnsi'.y for lying which far eclipses the
record of Tom Pepper. He baa not only
triflod with a court of jaetlce, bnt he
itaj kept three men within the
.ehadow of death nearly half a year,
whJ'e tbe (rue /acts in connection with
the mardsr of tbe Cjfc.igo artist are still
unknown to the authorities and the com
munity. Tha negro in exculpating the
three men who bavo recently been re
fpited attempts to exonerate himsel
ft cm any connection with the crime, bu
a ft,"/ b'jara later fays tbe truth concern
ing; the reorder will never ccme to light
ostil he eL<>]1 be about to be strapped to
the electric cbeir. Many people from
the Srs: wero cot disposed to accept the
Htatemeut in to!o made by the negro In
the Police C'jurt after be was arrested.
There wero many improbabilities in his
atcry v.bich be did not explain. His al>
leged accomplices protested their luno
c2nce first, last and alsrayp, even when,
as they supposed, bnt two or three days
antrrvenol betweeu them and eternity.
Whlla there were auspicious circam
Htaccta lu connection with their imove
nients on the night of the morder and
none of them beiogableto prove an alibi
the authorities, acting in the interest of
thepeople they represented were disposed
to act span Saaith'a tea'imoay. He told
bis story several timc3, never varyiDg in
&uy roir-uto particular, aud it was, in
the maia, accepted by the juries. Xbe
Smith caa? is 6nggestivo. According to
iiia acknowledgment three convicted men
ihr.ve been drawn near the electric chair
three limci on his evidence. The Pen
tatsuch forbida the infliction of tbe d.
penalty upoa the testimony of one wit
aesn. There may-be-timtB,when that of
one is cnclnsivr. Ia most cases, how
ever, it ia dangerous, especially where
one murderer fa endeavoring to eBcapo
fche cossrquencen cf crime by implicat
lioBF.RT ilc'wOKMicK, itae bay bandit,
on the eve of his departure for state's
jirison to srrvt? a life sootence for killing
ilenry E. Minor, a*- Ypsilantl, Micb.,
Why don't eocia of these Christians
who go dowa in;o their pockets to chris
tianize the heathen, dig down for tbe
yonrrr boy a released from state institu
tion;:! filcsi of us go to the reform
Bchoul intending to tarn over a new leaf.
Mob: of uh were born on tbe wrong side
of the street. Maybe our souls aren't
as va'uabie a1! the soal of a Chinaman.
While profeesiog Christians aod ec
cleaiaatical bodies may bo gallty of aios
of commission and omission, precocious
youth", who prefer pernicious literature
and evil companions to the Bible and
Hun day school classes, should attribute
their downfall ti themselves. They live
in civilized sections of tbe world and
often h??r '.he church bells on Sandaya
svhiie'tbey are gambling,drinking or en
gaged In went pastime?. They are not
In heathen darkness, and pre toteliy
without excu?o if ;bey deliberately and
knowingly when they reach the croea
roads of life tike the wrong path. There
ara enough sign poats bearing warning8
That every manufacturer and repot
able retailer ia shoes will, within a
isbrr. time, be oomp?iied to advance tbe
pricj cf footwara was the statement
mads in New Y.:rk yesterday by Jjhn
H. Hansn, president of tbe National
Biot and Shoe Manufacturers' Associ
ation. 'J'b's advance, which will add
tta-crial'y io the column now known as
"increased cost of living" is occasioned,
Mr. declared, by ths nse of
lea hrr in automobiles and tbe era of
vegetarianism that ia sweeping over the
count'T. Mr. Hasan declared that the
msWriali used ia shoes coat the manu
facturers at least ten per cent, more
now than they did one year ago. The
poor maa'a burden it seems, is beiog
aogmected all thg time.
a j >int cxpediTon ot the" army aod
Davy fctrfl has gone to Panama to study
the rntaaa of erectiog fortifications at
both Fed.* of tbe canal. No more wan
ton waste of public money conld be coc
ceired than the erection of such fortifi
cations against an imaginary enemy, As
?well says the Philadelphia Record, if a
real esemy bv a remote possibility
should arise in this hemisphere a gunboat
oi t*o in either Panama harbor wcnld
aflord ample protection against him. Bat
the rx-.mpleofthe unfortified Saezoanal,
of which the neutrality in pcace and war
Is guaranteed by the civillzjd nations,
sfbris ecch evidence of the folly of forti
fying tho Fanama canal as can bardly be
disregarded by Congress.
At a local-option election held in
Leesbarg yesterday the "dry#" won by
H majority of ?1,
(Oomipoadenu of the Alexandria G*Mtte.]
Washington, Jan. 12,
Insnrgenta and regulars are sharpen*
log their koives for trouble at the re
publican caucus this evening, which has
been called for the avowed purpose 0/
coDSrnoiog the eeleclion of the new con
gressional committtee named by the
various state delegation?. Jast what
form tbe trooble is to take 00 one seems
to be able to guess. Some of tbe iosar
gents thick tbe Oaononites will throw
them out of the caucus; some of the
Oannonitfs are quite willing to do the
throwing; the members on both Bide) of
the fence are suspicions of tbe "other
fellows" end it will rcqaire but a very
email match to set 08 a very big explo
sion. Tbe caucus which is to be held
later for the purpose of choosing the
republican members of tbe Billlnger
Piucbot ihvestigatlog committee is ex
pected to be a more acrimoaiona tfiair
and some loud language may be beard.
The insurgents will d<iraod recognition;
the regulars will try to appoint a com.
mittee of their own sympathize, and
unkind things will be said on both aider.
The regalara have capitulated to tbe
lusuigents in the House aad have asked
for an agreement on tbe Houae members
of the Baliinger investigation committee,
according to good authority today. A
count of nosts developed the fact that
they could not win on this issue aod
they decided to compromise npon the
membership of tbe committee rather
tbaa BQffcr another defeat on the floor
of the House. The in-n gents take tbe
altitude that they want only a fair
committee and that tbey will not fight
the regulars if they are asiored that
the committee will be all right. "The
fighl on tbe speaker is a p-ssed inci
dent," declured Mr. Lenreul (rep. Wis),
today, "and cow ell we want is to be as
sured that the right com on", tee will be
appointed." He refct -?* to affirm or
deny that the rpgul .d agreed to
confer on the membe* j of the com
mittee. It is understoc . that enough
fnaurgents and rega'ars will stay away
from the caacuB to enable them to vote
ogaiaet the caucus selections, if they do
"After Piochot?who?'' in the burn
ing question before President raft, and
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture today, and the answer is by
no means obvloup. Mr* Wilson called
at tbe White House todc.y with Assist
ant Forester Potttr, who has been tem
porarily placed io charge of the forestry
service, and tbe forestry situation was
talked over. Mr. Wilson gfiva up the
taek after a half hour's discussion and
left Mr. Potter and tbe president to
thresh out the vexing problem. Tbe
result of the conference was a decision
to all w matters to drift for a time, with
Mr. Potter at tba head of thicg3, under
closo supervision of the secretary of ?g
rlculture end the president. Under tbe
present plan no appointments will bs
mads until the Balltog'jr.Pincbot em
brnglio has simmered down.
Tongu<3 wore set wagging about tbe
White House 00 tbe forestry situation
with renewed ioteiest this af.ernoon
when Becreiary Wilson introduced to
the proildent Professor Henry S. Qiavce j
of the Yale Forestry 8ch:ol. It is be
lieved that be may be appointed to one
of the vacancies in tbe forest eervice.
President Tafi's recommendation bs
to the conservation of the national re
sources will go to Congress on Friday,
as a part of the president's plan to
quiet the straggling faction of (he repub
lican party in Oongrese. 2'be view ro*
taken by the president is (bat it is abso
lutely necessary to make tbe legislators
"get busy" in order that they may bave
less time for diokeriugs. With this end
In view be proposes to bustle along bis
legislative programme, and get the com
mittees of both Houses at work upon It
Along with tbe conservatson mra?age
there are fire conservation bilis drawn by
Secretary Billluger and Attorney Gene
ral Wickeisham to carry out Taft Billin
linger scheme of conservation.
O.remonifs prtcsdent tc accepting the
statue of Gjoeral L9w Wallace, pre
sented to the government by tho state of
Indiana, were held by tbe Senate today,
A monument to te erceted in Arlington
National Cemetery to tho e who lost their
lives in the Gceely arctic expedition, was
proposed by a bill introduce! in the Senate !
by Burrows (Rep., Mich.) today.
In the hope of preventing a strike of tbe |
switchmen on the ra I roads entering Chicago j
the government mediators, Chairman Knapp i
efthe Interstate Commerce Commission, and1
Commissioner of Lnljsr NeUl today began j
their investigation of the controversy. Tbe .
representatives ol the switchmen, who are J
asking for a readjustment of the wage scale '
acd improved working conditions,were beard
by the meniat r this morning. Both Com
nrssbner Knappsand Dr.Neill expre sed the
opinion before the conference b?ean this
m rning that no developments coull be ex
pected from it today.
''We're going to get thos-> damn anarchists
bsfor? this session is over." Thus Fen^tor
Brown, of Nebrosks, oae of the leading in
surgents of the uope- house, today set for tbe
attitude of his faction es he left the White
House after a conference with President TV It.
"Who do you mean by anarchist"?'' Brr.wn
was asked. *'I mean the 'regulars'?the
Aldrich crew," he answered. Senator Brown
is confident that the insurgents will win their
fight at this seision of Congress. He was
iru h wrought np todiy. apparently, brt
would not discos* his talk with President
Taft, sayiog they had talked over private
The preside't todav sent t"> the Senate 1he
nomination cf Brigfldier-Gciieral Pol. Walter
Howe, coast artillery corps, from January 11.
The Minnesota and Wisconsin delations
in tbe Hou-e ^day elected rfgula: republi
cans as members of the Ccngress onsl election
commute*. Mioneso'a elected Jam.s A.
Tawney and Wisconsin e'ectsd Mr.Davi-fson
Iowa has elected Mr. Woods, an insurgent,
and Kansas has eUcted M-. Madism, an in
surgent. Nebraska list nislit ?l*ct<d Mr.
Hinshiw. This makes three simon-pure iu
surtents as members of the Congressional
Willows, Calif., JaD. 12.?According
to a story told today by membara of the j
Bolton family, Miss Alma Bell, who!
was recently ecqultted of tbe murder of :
Joe Armes, her Iraducer, at Auburn, '
Oa'if., suddenly went insane Sunday j
and attempted to kill Bolton's young |
eon with a revolver. She was disarmed. J
Liter a stranger named Birch la said to
bsve visited Miss Bill and talked with
her until 3:80 o'cbck in tbe morning.
The same day, before the members of
tbe family bad arisen, the stranger re
turned and bad a long talk witb the
girl. When the man was gone, it is
charged that Miss Bell secured a repeat
ing r'fle and sought to kill tbe entire
family. Again she was disarmed,
L'fe savers are todsy searching be*
tweeu Sheep Ielaod and the Irish ccast
for possible survivors cf an unknown
vessel which sunk yesterday. It is
believed that all onboard were drowned.
Ten residents cf Horia, a Email town four
miles from Barcelona, Spain, were today sen
tenced to death for participation i? the recent
riYolBticwy pl?t, i
Mr. R. 0. L. Moncure has secured
from the legislature the appointment of
Mr. Henry T. Gamett, of King George
county, for clerkship to one of the com*
mitteea of the Honse of Delegates.
Miss Loa M. Cain, for many years
keeper of the toil gete at the eastern
entrance to Berryville, died yeaterdey,
seed seventy-two yeara. One sister,
Miss Sallie Caio, survives. Miss Gain
enjoyed a wide acquaintance.
Mr. Gilbert Mason Brown, one of the
proprietors of the Brown Milling Com
pany, of ObarlotteBVille, died Monday
eight at the University Hospital, where
be was operated on Saturday night for
kidney trouble. Mr. Brown was born
in Rappahannock county.
The marriage of Mig3 Margaret Mit
cbeil Foster, daughter of Captain James
William Foster, to Thomas Francis
Green, of Richmond, was celebrated very
quietly latt evening ia St. James
Otiorcb, Leeaburg. The eeremony wea
performed by Rt. Rev. Robert A. Gib
son, assisted by Rev. W. H. Borkhardt,
rector of St. James.
The nomination of Rojall E. Cabell,
of Virginia, aa commissioner of internal
revenue has been indefinitely laid aside
by the Sjnate committee on fiaance, be
cause, it ia said, bo haa asserted bia in*
dependence of congressmen and haa ob
jected to congressional interference in
the ma'ter of the appointment cf subor
dinated in his department.
The unfqae experience of being mar
ried in a snowdrift belongs to Thomas
S ickley, a prominent youDg former, and
Miss Florence Merkley, of NerrnK.rket.
Mr. Stickley and his bride-t>be ptarted
to drive to a minister's house in Mjnnt
Jacksun. Snowdrift alter snowdrift
waa encountered. The horaea became
exhausted aud the vehicle fbally camc
toaBtop in h five foot drilt. Leaving
Miss Merkley, S.rickley made his way on
foot to tho home of Rev. Henry Ditiler,
wbo returned and marriei the couple in
the drift on the road.
Washington, JaD. 12,
Tbo 15th session of tbe International
Congress on Hygiene and Demography
waa postponed until lull by a resolution
pa?aed in the Senate today. It wa*
scheduled for this yrar, bnt tbo work oi
preparation could not bo completed in
time. Another resolution adopted
authorizes the president to invite (be
governor of each stBte to appoint a com
mittee of five to esaiat in maklDg or
Tfjp reaolotiou for Investigation of
the B-.Uioger-Pichot controversy was
".:nt hr.ck to the Senate with notice oi
i'Bg.e-ment by the House.
Tne S:nate appointed ?s its confcrefs
on tbo Bailinger investigation resolution
Nelson (;fp., Mino.), Oiart, (rep.,
Wyr\), aud McEnery (dem., La).
Tbe adjustment of postmaster's ssla
riea oetneen IStil and 187-1 caused a
long wriDgle iu the S:nat& today. Near
ly every senator at one time or another
h*.a introduced a resolution instructing
the secretary of the treaeury to aduit
and report the amount due the postmas
ters amorg his constituents. Some of
thrse resolutions were referred to the
po3"xffico committee, eom; are on on tbe
tablfl and a few were adopted. Further
consideration went over until tomorrow.
Tbe Immigration Commission report
on occupations of immigrants was pre*
By unanimous conecnf, tbe Houee
passed a motion cot to concur in the
Seoat9 amendments to tbe Billioger in
vestlgation resolution. Messrs. Dalz?U,
Smith ('ep , Iowa), and Fi.'zjerald (dem.,
N. Y.)( the House conferee#.
Tbe Bil;nger-Pinchot controversy
was sent to conference.
Speaker Cannon, in announcing tbe
conferees stated tha' if Mr. Onamp Clark
were in the city he woald appoint him
That the Poindezler amendment al
lowing witnesses to be represented by I
counsel, which was stricken oat Iu the
Senate, wiil be the, subject oldeoate, was
indicated by the alertness of Mr. Under
wood who would not consent to sending
the resolution to conference until Mr Dal
z?li agreed that the House should have
the right to debate this proposition when
the bill comes fruni conference.
The ineurgen's ere not satisfied with
the speaker's conferees aad eay today
that they will be on hand with votes to
overrule the conference report If that I*
not satiafactoiy with them. Mr. Dal
zell is known as tbe speaker's mouth
piece Mr. Sxith defended Mr. Bhllic
ger on tbe fi jot when tbo rraolution was
op in tha House, and Mr. Fitzgerald is
the leader of the Cannon democrats.
Debalo ou the white slave bill wfs
China Rejects Knox's Plan?
P. bio, Jan. 12.?Ii is repojted h'r?
today that the Cfiiness hoard has rejected
the plan of Secretary Koox for the
centre] zation of the Maccburlan rail
ways and that the decision bas been
communicated to th9 Japanese and
Berlin, Jan. 12.?The chances of
success of Secretary Knox's plan for th i
ntUtra,;zallon of tbe Manchurian rail
ways received a decided boast today by
the agreement in tbe plan of tbe Ger
man government. A favorablo reply to
Srcretary Knox's proposal *a3 today
dispatched to Washington. It is set
forth in tbe reply that there is nothing
in the proposal that is inconsistent with
the open door policy and equal oppor
tunities to all nations, whlcb has been
tbe basis of the German policy in the
far ea&t. Germany's acceptance of the
plan is expected to have a good influence
in Japan, especially as England, Japan's
ally, has Indicated ber agreement in the
Pari?, JaD. 12 ?The foreign cffice
announced today tfcat it bad received
Japan's and Russia reload to agree to
Secretary rar-x's proposal for the natu
ralization of tbe Manchurian railways.
France will therefore follow ibe same
course, in conformity with her state
ments of yesterday that sh3 would do
nothing in opposition to the wishes of
Russia, her ally, and would try to avoid
a course oflensive to JapaD,
News tending to confirm tbe reported death
of King MeneliK was received in Paris today.
The report says that death occurred on De
Charles Head, senior member of the New
York stock exchange firm of Charles H>ad <S:
Co., dropped dead sa he entered hia o*ce in
tha Mills building today, Apoplsxy eaawd
I Today's Telegraphic News
The Virginia Legislature.
[Special dispatch to the Alexandria Gazette.
Richmond, V#., Jan 12.?In the
Senate Mr. Gravatt secured ifae adoption
ot a motion to rigidly enforce a rale to
ezciode daring the sessions the presence
of others than members from the door
(in view of past happens),
Mr. Noel, republican, sought vainly
to get a minority representation on the
finance committee in the House.
Mr. Oox, of Richmond, introduced a
bill to tax express companies $30 a mile
on the mileage covered by their carB io
Spsaker B/rd unexpectedly named
the House committees, and these will
get to work at once. Heretofore the
committees have not been announced
lees than a week from the da.e o( as
Governor Swanson's Meisage.
Richmond, Jan. 12.?Governor Swan
son sent bis last message to the legis
lature wheu that body convened today.
Ia his introductory psragraph the gov
"The last two General Assemblies
have been noted for the maay progres
sive policies inangurated. These ex
tended through a wide range of govern
mental tff.-r' acd development. The re
eults achieved have fully vindicated the
wisdom of these policies and amply justi
fied the expenditure of public money
made. The amazing educational ad
vance; the splendid public school build
ings now adorniDg 6rery section; the in
creased health and comfort of the people;
?be great improvement ia agiicultureand
the varied industries of the elate; the in
creased elli'jiency of tbostate militia; tbe
marked improvement io the condition o!
jiilo, almshouses and other eleemosynary
institalijDK; tbs grea'.ly inoreased value
of all properties, bear testimony to tbt
stimulating kflaence of these wiso acu
of legislation and of the great and mani
fold benefits they have btoagh*. While
other parts of our country, dating the
last two year?, have suffered from finan
cial depression and dUtres?, yet within
this ntate such conditions have not
prevailed. ThiB is clearly evinced bj
,bo fact that the state's revenues during
tbe last two years have exceeded those
of tbs two previous years by $916,690.10.
As there has been practically no increase
in the rale of taxation, tbis greatly in
creased revenue could only bave beer.
?Jetlved from increased business sctiyit)
and enterprise. Eloquently and con
clusively this proclaims the material pro
gress and prosperity of the stale. Though
aot required until this year, under the
terms of her settlement, to retire any
pert cf the principal ofber indebtedness,
she has wisely purchesed $4,838,065.11
of lliie principal; thus more than one
iixth of the debt has been cancelled."
Tbe governor reviews the public school
system, road improvements, etc., and
renstvs some former tecommendalioiv
and urges tbe continuance of such ays*
terns as bave proven satisfactory
to the people of tbe commonwealth.
He agHin recommends tbe enactment
of laws providing for Ihe examination
and regulation of state banks, urges the
equalization of taxation, a well equipped
state accounting department and makes
cntRin rccommsndations for the farther
development of agriculture in th: Old
Dominion. He also favors agrcallura1
The governor recommends the Imposi
tios of a reasonable annual license tax
npon automobiles operating in thij stitr.
He believes the present license tax of two
dollars for each automobile is not an
nual but perpetual, and it is grossly
inadequate. It scarcely meets tbe ex
penses incurred io the execution of the
law. Ha says a fair license tax should
he imposed and the Amount collected
be devoled to road improvement, under
a jost and equitable system.
The remainder of tbe message con
sists of practical suggestions concerning
all depsrtmeuts of the Btats government.
All the governor's recommendation?
show careful and thoughtful consideration
acd reflection, all of which he believe;
would b6 promotive of the test interest
of tbe state and largely contribute to her
continncd material, educational and
Six Men Killed.
Wiik^sbarre, Pa., Jsn. 12.?Tbe six
men who were teriuiisiy burned in the
gas explcsion that killed six others and
wrecked a new shaft in tbe Nottingham
Colliery of the L'rhigh and Wilsesbarre
Goal Oompsny, at Plymouth, lait night,
arc reported today to bo on tbe way to
complele rreovery. Tbe men were sinking
the abeft several hundred feet below the
surface ip tbe Red Aeh Vein when tbej
broke ofsn a gas secket aid the vapor
ignitid from a naked lamp in tbe hand
of one of the men. David B, Roberts,
(he engineer in charge of the work, wis
one of the men killed. Tha others were
The Sugar Trust.
Jersey City, N. J., Jan 12,?The
board of directors of the sugar trust
officially declared today that there ia do
"ooaa higher op" ia connection with the
sugar frinds, Th?y also declared that
they have done everything possible to
aid the government in its probing of the
under-weighing scandal and the remit
was a vote ot confidence by tha share
holders who attended Ifco amaal meet
ing of tha company ia this city.
Par!?, Jan. 12.?The eicctrlciana of
Paris derided today to inargurate a
8 r'.ke on January 28 unless "King"
Pataad, the discharged secretary of the
electricians union, is re-in?ta'ed. Pa
taud tvaj discharged oa accocnt of his
action in temporarily catting 00 the
lights at the Opera House doiiog a re
ceit performance ia honor of King
Manuel of Portagal.
Chicago, Jan, 12.?Detective? from
Philadelphia arrived in Chicago this
morning and will leave at noon today
for Philadelphia with Roberta de
Janon, the eloping heiress to millions,
and Frederick Cohen, the hotel waiter.
Coheo has waived his rights to resist
extradition and an order for tha custody
of bath of the elopers has been given to
detectives S:anlon and Emanuel, of the
Quaker City police department.
Mlf# Morgan Declines.
New York, Jan. 12.?Miss Annie
Morgan, daughter of J. Pierpont Mor
gan, today declined to aid in the plan
proposed by Mrp. O, H. P. Bslmoot and
others to open a shirtwaist factory und^r
model conditions, in which shall be
employed the striking ibiitwftist makers
ot New York, -
The proceedings of the Oity Ooancil
last eight were in the maio of & general
nature. Five school trustees were elect
ed by a joint meeting of the Board of
Aldermen and Common Council.
BOABD OF ALDERMEN".
President Ourtiu informed the board
that he was unable to attend the recent
meeting of the Virginia Municipalities
Mr. Ballinger, who had been appoint
ed to represent the Aldermen at the
meeting, made a verbal report and read
tbe printed proceedings of the meeting.
He also submitted tbe following resolu
tion which was adopted.
Besolved.That theBoard of Alderman,
Common Council concarring, endorse
the action of the committee appointed
to attend the convention of Virginia
Municipalities, and request our repre
sentatives in the State Legislature to use
every eftort to have tbe attached resolu
tions favorably acted npon.
The Common Oouncil returned the
resolution, that board having referred it
to tbe committee on general laws,
Tbe Aldermen reoeded from their
action and concurred in that of tbe lower
Tbe action of the Common Or?oncil
on most of tbe papers sent in caused no
discussion. Questions, however, were
propounded on some of tbem.
Several members could nut under
stand why it wonld be necessary to
tpend $100 to place electrical appliances
in tbe steeple of the Oity H?llt the
lower board having appropriated tbet
sum for the purpose, or as much thereof
a9 may bo needed, bat when a vote was
taken all tbe members save Mr. Sum
mers voted to concur in the action of tbe
An ordinance regnlating the speed of
automobiles, etc., in the street of the
city, passed by the Aldermen at the last
maetinp, wua ratnrned bv the Common
Cjuncil amended by snbatitutirg eight
miles an honr instead of twelve,
After some interchange of opinions,
in which all members participated, Mr.
91il moved that the Aldermen non-con
cur in tbs BCtion of the lower board
This motion was adopted and Messrs.
Sill end Billecger were appointed en
the part of this board.
The committeo subsequently reported
that tbey were unable to agree, bit that
they bad bad their attention called to
iba fact thac tbe city code provided for
:be rale of speed of vehicles in Alex
andria, and on motion the ordinanco
ftt.B laid on tbe table.
Tbe Aldermen subsequently repaired
to the chamber of the Common Oouncil
i for tbe purpose of participating in the |
election of school trustees, and upon ?
their return adjourned.
Oouncil was called to order at 8
o'clock with ten members preeent, a 1 of
the others coming in later. The min
utes of last meeting, December 14, were
The finance committee reported an ad
ditional appropriation of $600 for re
pairing streets and this was edopted.
The ordinance regulating the 3peed of
motor vehicles on the streets of Alexan
dria came in from the Aldermen and
after amoadment was adopted. A3
paseed tbe ordinance provides that no
motor vehicle shall movo at a speed ex
ceeding 3 miles per hour and 4 miles
when taming corners; end providing;
penalties for its violation, There was
some discussion as to the speed allowed,
Messrs. SnowdeD, Burke and Lssd
oeater favoring '6 miles and Messrs
Rrumback and Harrison fsvorlng 12
miles per hour.
Twenty butchers and hucksters of tbe
city market asked that storm doors be
pieced at three of the openings of the
market building and the petition wis re
ferred to the committee on public
A petition was received from Messrs.
Laurence Stabler, Harrle White and
John Lloyd asking that an ordinance be
exacted providing for (ho inspection of
electrical wiring und installation. The
signers of the petition set forth that the
only inspection is by tho Underwriaers'
Association, It was set forth that such
an Inspection conld be made without
cost to tbe city. The matter was re
ferred to tbe joint committee on streets
and general laws.
A resolution appropriating $100 for
the installation of electric lights in tbe
clock tower of the city hall wfb intro
duced by Mr. Marshall who stated that
he bad jast heard from tbe clock com
pany which was now repairing the city
clcck. saying |the clock would in all
probability be finished in two weeks;
that the outside work on the tower bad
been delayed by the weather, the work
men being unwilling to work until tho
temperature becomes milder. He stated
that the electricity would be furnished
free by tbe electric company and asked
that the appropriation be made and thia
A resolution appropriating $875 for;
ccrtain repairs at tbe poor house was
presented by Mr. Marshall. On pre
senting this Mr. Marshall gave a de
scription of the improvements already
made at the alma house and said tbe
work for which thia amount was a-ked
would not be done nntil spring. Tbis
was referred to the committees on public
property, poor and finance.
A resolution endorsing the action of
tbe Council committee tkat attended tbe
conference for the municipal reform of
Virginia cities came in from the Alder
men, having been passed by that beard.
At thia point Meesrs. Bill and Ballin
ger appeared from the Aldermen and
stated that that body had non concurred
in the action of tbe Common Oouncil on
tbe ordinance regulating the speed of
motor and vehicles and asked for a con
ference. Tbis wa3 granted and Messrs.
Uhler and Barke were appointed on the
part of tbis board.
Mr, Smith then explained tbe action
of tbe municipal reform convention re
cently held in Richmond and read a
number of the resolutions passed by that
Mr. Marshall also spoke favorably of
the action of that convention.
Several of tbe other members thought
some time should be tskea to consider
tbe matter and on motion of Mr. Brill
the resolution was referred to the com
mittee on general laws.
Tbe Aldermen were invited to a joint
session for the election of school trustees.
Mr, Cartin called the joint meeting to
order and announced tbe object of tbe
joint meeting. The clerk stated that
those whose places were to be filled were
C. B. Yates from tbe first ward, G.
Wo. Ramsay irom the second, W. F.
Oarne from tbe third, W. B. Smoot
froas tb9 fourth; ilio Dr, Wo, M. Smith
Woodward k Lothrop
Clearance Sale of
Fine Imported and
Domestic Lace Curtains
The broken iots left over from our season's business, discontinued patterr* an 5 broken
sisortmenSs of manufacturers are in this sale; also a purchase of Renaissance Lece Curtain*.
Nearly every curtain in the sale is clean and perfect, but a few or ilightly discolored
from display; not enough, however, to be noticeable when hung.
New Cretonnes, Art Tickings,,
Printed Scrims, Silkolines
and Other Materials.
We have just received and placed on sale our first shipment of spriue deoijns of Cret->n?
nes, Art Ticking, Printed Sbrims, Silkolines, and other drapery materials. All are new,
fresh, crisp good?, in the very latest designs and efiecta, and especially.desirable for bed and
dinicy-rootn draperies, also for covering furniture, etc.
Fancy Art Tickings, 36 inches wide, 30c a
Tirf?tone and Scoria Cloth, 36 inches wide,
Cretonne? and Savoy Repa, 32 and 36 inch
es wide, 20c and 25c yard.
Fourth Floor?3 ?t,
Imported Cretonne.", 31 inches wide; 85c,
50c. atd 60c yard. Values, 6)c to $1 ('0
Silkolines, in large assortment, 36 incheB
wide, 12J; vard.
Printed Scrim and Arabian Cbtb, 40 inch*
es wide, 25c and 35c yard. Plain and Fancy
Fish Nets, 25o to 30c yard.
who had moved from tbe fourth ward.
0. R. Yatea w&a elected fnm the first
ward, G. Wm, Ramaay from thesecood,
Dr. Wqi. M. Smith fiom tbe third, and
W. B. Saoot and Frank Myers from the
foartb, by DDUDimoaa votes. The joint
seoaion then dissolved.
The conference commitfee on the
"peed ordinance ould not agree and the
matter was left acacted upoD,
Mr. Marshall gave notice that at
some future meeting he woold move that
the council become a member of the
League of Virginia Municipalities as he
believed that many advantageo would
accure from this action.
Council then adjourned.
HOARD OF ALDERMEN.
At aRegular mee'ingof the Bo*rd of Alder
men of th* city of Alexandria, Va., held Jan
miry 11, 19)0, there were present:
w J?:. Curt in, esq., President, and
KioiT'rl * iiBrlli*c Marbur7? Balienger,
??iel<it Fitegerald find Summers.
The President stated tbut he was unable to
attend the recent meeting of the Virginia
Municipalities in Richmond.
Mr. Br llenger, who had been appointed to
represent the Board of Aldermen at the
meeting referred to. read relations which
find been adopted by the association, and
made other statements c.ncerning the pro
Mr. L'allenger's report was leceived with
Mr Bjlenger introduced tho following
resolution, wliich whs adopted:
Besolved, That the Board of Aldermen, the
Com mo 4 Council concurring, endorse the ac
tion of the committee appointed to hi teed the
convention of Virginia Municipalities ard
request our representatives in the state legis
lature to u*e every cllort to have the attached
rerolutions favorably acted upon.
The Common C.uncil returned the resolu
tion, that board non*c lirurjing iu ttie action
of the Ah!ermen and referring the resolution
to the Committee cn General Laws. Tbe Al
dermen seceded from thfir atiou and concar
red in th^t of the Common Council.
An ordinance to regula e the running of
automobiles, locomobiles and other vehicles
and conveyances whoso motive power is other
than antma'a, and motor bicycles and tri
cycles along or over auy street or alley in the
c,ty of Alexandria, Virginia, passed by this
ho.ird December 14, I[>09, was returned by
the ammon Council amended by m;king
theape-d permitted eight miles an hoar in
stead of twelve.
On motion of Mr. ITill the action of the
Common Council waa non-concurred in and
Messrs. Hill an'1 B^llenger were appointed a
The conference committ?e reported that
they were unable to sgree; aim that the city
code contained all the 'aw that whs necessary
governipg the speed of vehicles, and on motion
the ordinance wea la'd on the table.
A re?o ution appointing $ 00 for the pur
pose of inst-dling electric l:j*hta iu the clock
tower of the Market bnildiog was recsived
from the Common Council and their action
concurred in by the following vote- Aves
Messrs Hill, Brill Marhury Ballenger,'
Field, Fitzgeraid and Mr, Presided?7. No.
The follow!* - were received from the Com
? mon ujuncil and their action concurred in !
bv unanimous v..te.
j eport of the Finance Committee acoro
pniting$:00 for repairof streets, E. F. Price,
Auditor, baying at the 1-tnt meeting sent a
communication to Council announcing the
exhaustion of the jppropriittion for that pur
Resolution appropriating $*75 for fencing
and cement wasning at the alms house
Petition of rentors of benches in tbe city
market for storm doors at certain entrances
Petition of certain citizens for the passage
of an ordinance providing for the inspection
of electrical wiring and the installation of
electrical appliances in Alexandria.
The Aldermen proceeded to the chamber of
the Common Council for the purpose of par
ticipating in the electicn of aohcol trustees,
and upon their rftu.-n adjourned. "
J. R. N. ClT1 TIN, Pres'dent
Test:: LUTHER O. THOMPSON, Clerk.
At a regular meeting of the Common Coun
cil of the city of Alexandria, Va., held Janu
ary H, 1910, there were present:
Hubert Snowden.esq , president,and Messrs
Lead beater, Burke, RisheilJ, Brumback,
Smith, Briil, Baader. Birrell, Monroe. Hell
I muth, Harrison, Uhler, Marshall, Spinks
| The Fin-nee Committee recommended an
addition*! appropriation of $-300 for repairing
streets an.l ths report was adopted?ayes 14,
j nces 0.
A resolution appropriating iICO to install
eie:t'tc light? in the clock tower of the Mar
ket Bai.'dmg was offered by Mr, Marshall
an J passei - aye914, nces 0.
An ordinance to regulate the runnirgof
I automobiles. l:comobil?s and other vehicles
I who e motive power is other than animals,and
| motor bicycl s and trycicles over any street or
[ alliy was called from the table and read the
second time. A motion by Mr. Snowden to
amend the first auction by striking cut
"twelve" and imert "eight miles an hour"
was adopted. The ordinance as amended was
reid the third t^me and pasted?ayes 14,
noes 0. A committee from the Board of
Aldermen reqneste 1 the appointment of a
committee of conference, and Messrs Uhler
snd Burke were apj:o:nted. The committee
liter returned without an agreement,
A communication from Messrs. J.H.L'oyd,
Laurence Hta' ler and H. White requesting
the enactment of a law for the Inspection of
wiring and installation of electrical applian
ces in the city, was received and referred to
the joint Committee on Streets and General
A petition from the butchers and hucksters
of the city m.rket requesting that storm doors
ba place 1 at the entrances was received and
referred to the Cosmittee on Pablic Prop
A resolution a;propriating$375 for fencing,
cement washing and other repairs at the
Alms House was rtiered by Mr Marshall a?d
referred to the joint Committee on Public
Property and Finance.
A reflation endorsing the action of the j
committer ;appointed to attend the Con
vention of Virginia Municipalities, and re
questing the ftats Legislature to adopt at
tached reflations, was received from the
Board of Aliermen, their acticn non-conccr
red in and the mitter referred to the Commit
tee on Genere I Laws.
Upon motion the Board of ^Aldermen con
vsae4 ic jciflt wmwo to fili Yftwwisi qr
City School Board. The following nomina
tions were made: C. R rates First ward: G,
Win, Ramsay, Second ward: Dr. W.M.Smith,
Third ward; W. R. Smoct ecd J. Frank
Myera, Fourth ward. There being no fu-th; t
nominations all of the above were unaniuou*.
ly elected by thefdlowing vote: Me.Hsrs.I.eid
beater, Burke, Suowd'ii, Risbeill, Fniitb,
Brumback, Brill, Boeder, Birrcll. Mocrce,
Hellmuth, Harrison,TTbler, Marshall.SpinkH,
Evans, Hill, Marbury, Ballinger. J. Brill.
Curtin, Fitzgerald, Summers (23/,
The joint session then dissolved and tho
HIiBERT SNOWDEN, President.
Teste: DaKIEI. R. STA58BURY, Clerk C. C.
Betting on Election.
LondoD, Jan. 12,?Betting oa Ifce
Stock Exchange todcy re 3 to 2 oo the
liberals, a ehlit from to four on the
conservatives witbiu :he Uet five daya.
Before the begiunbg of the voting oa
Saturday, it ia predicted the odds will
be 2 to 1 on the liberal?. The odds ere
now the same a? those that marked the
early stages of the campaign and indi
cate that the liberals have fully r ?
covered from tbe scare that ia
evidence tbe latter part of last week as
a result of the whirlwind campaign that
the peers engaged in.
Death of an Editor.
Birmingham, Ale., Jar. 12.?Ghh
eral Rufus N. Ithode?, editor o/ the
Birmingham New*, aad one of tho best
known newspaper publishers ia the
8oatb,died hers todsy of Bdgbt'e disease.
General Rhodes wai born in Pa?cagoulB,
Misa., Jane 6. 1856 He was second
vice-president and a director of the As
sociated Press and a brigadier geoera! ia
the Alabama National Guard.
Killed by Explosion,
Franklin, Pa., Jan. 12 ?Tswe ruea
were killed and a team of boraea blown
to bits when tbe nltro glycerine maga
zine of Aagnat Peaap, at Brandona Ferry
near here, blew up today. A bouee
across the Allegheny river from the
magazine was totally deatrojeJ by the
force of the explosion.
Great Crowds Attend Our
Every d?partoien*; in cor store baa
added t o rpota of bargains to meke '.his
a memorable cccasion,
Of splendid qiality flannelette, in
gray, ntyy and blscfr; made with Hub
bard yoke, tailcr baudt- foil cut skirt,
finished with de=p fl aDi.'; rJl slz s up
to 44. R?eular$l 69 valce. (? * j
Special * ? 1 V
$1.48 Extra-size Cotton
Of splendid quality cotton moreen; in
black only; cat extra fall nver hips;
made with deep flounce finished with
fine tacks. Regular$1.43 valae. AQ/?
WASHINGTON, D. C.
One of our delicious
And a mug of our famous
French Drip Coffee
There's nothing nicer.
Cameron Dairy Lunch
905 KING STREET.
OPEN ALL NIGHT
In em?il family. No WaeLing or iron*
iijsj. Address Box 16, Alexandria.
\vf ANTED?Respectable colored wo!?nn
v~ as COOK for gentleman find wife,
must hive references. Apyly
713 Cameron Street
ian 11 tf
i> 8 guaranteed C'r.ztrj C'-n
?neniedy to euro cough*. We don't lay?<-r
your mocey back, because there'# noaetd. It,