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VOLUME CXI?NO. 181
ALEXANDRIA, VA., TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1910.
PRICE 2 CENTS.
Episcopal High School
Near Alexandria. Va. FOIl BOYS.
The 72nd year opens SEPTEMBER 2S,
1910. Catalogue sent.
L. M. BLACKFORD. LL. D.. Principal.
A. R. IIOXTON, B. A..
jy!2 d-tw 2m Associate Principal.
St. Anne's Episcopal School for Girls
Chari.ottk.svi llk, Va.
Opens September 20th. Full corps of
teachers? Preparatory and Academic
Departments, Music. Languages. Art.
Miss MARY HYDE DU VAL,
STUART McGUIRE, M. D.. PncsiDINT
New building under construction, the gift of
tbe people of Richmond.
I Admirable laboratory building for temporary
| use?large, bright, convenient.
NEW EQUIPMENT THROUGHOUT.
Own one Hospital, use four others for teaching.
Modern laboratory methods.
Member Association of American Medical Col
J j^Ces. Registered in New York. High standing.
11 uition and expenses moderate.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND
For Men. Ashland,Va.
Delightful arid healthful loca
tion, ic miles north of Richmond.
Beautiful Campus. Moderate
charges owing to endotvmeats.
It. K. OUckwrll. A.a.. LL.D., Pre*.
Wm. S. Drown, R?c'y anil Tr?u.
aug2 cut: epl5
Norfolk and Washington
Every day in the year for Fort Mon
roe. Norfolk, Newport News and points
south, via superb. powerful steel palace
Leave Washington,6.45 p. m.
Leave Alexandria 7.00 p. m.
Arrive Ft. Monroes 7.00a. m. I
Arrive Norfolk S.00a. m.
Arrive Portsmouth S.00a. m.
Leave Portsmouth 5.00 p. m.
Leave Korfolk 6.00 p. m.
Leave Ft. Monroe 7.(*> p. m.
Arrive Alexandria a. in.
Arrive Washington 7.00a. ill.
Through connections made at Norfolk
with steamers of the Old Dominion
Steamship Company for New York aud
Merchants"and Miner's Steamships for
General Ticket Onice. 720 11th St.N.W.
Bond Building. Washington, D. C.
Phone Main 1520.
Seventh street wharf. Phone Main 3760.
Alexandria wharf n>ol of.l'rineestiW.
\V. 11. CALLAHAN.
aprl lyr General Passenger Agent.
Alexandria's Favorite Salt Water
Steamers daily at 9:30 a. m. except
Monday and special week-end trips.
Steamer ST. JOHNS 3:00 p. m. SAT
Steamer QUEEN ANNE 6:30 p. m.
Steamer ST. JOHNS 9:30 a. m.
Returning leave Colonial Beach 12
midnight Saturday. 5 and 6 p. m. Sun
day. Other days 6 p. m.
Bathing, Boating, Crabbing: Fishing
the finest ever.
FARE ROUND TRIP: One day
ticket. 50c. Season ticket. $1.00.
Reardon and Grimes Wharf.
Foot of Cameron Street.
Maryland Delaware and Vir
ginia Railway Company. <
Steamers ot this line leave Alexandria
on and aftor May 15,1910.
Every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY and
SATURDAY at 4:30 p. m.
FOlt BALTIMORE AND ALL THE
USUAL RIVER LANDINGS.
Cuisine and appointments unexcelled.
Freight for Baltimore. Philadelphia
and New York solicited and handled
with care Through rites and bills of
Single fare to Baltimore, $2.o0; round
trip. &5.50; staterooms, one way. ?1.50.
REARDON A GRIMES. Agents,
Foot of Cameron street
Potomac & Chesapeake
?Effective May P. 1010.
Steamer" Capital City."
Leaves Alexandria at G p. m. on Mon
day and Wednesday for Parham's Point
ami lower river landings, lleturn early
Wednesday and Friday morning. Leave
Saturday at!' a in. for Xo.mini and inter
mediate landings, returning Sundav
about 5 p. m.
I-cave Sunday. Tuesday and Thursday
at 9 a. m. tor W irt's wharf aud all inter
mediate landings. Returning leaveWirt's
wharf at t! a. m. the_ following day and
arriving at Alexandria about -l p. m,
Heardon & Grimes, Agents,
Foot of Cameron Street.
Telephone Xo. SO. je!4 lyr
The Biennial Movable Conference of the
Grand Order of Odd Fellows (Col)
Baltimore, Md., Sept. li-lt.
Greatlv reduccd fares via Southern
Railway*from principal Virginia points
account above occasion; dates of .sale
September 9th aud lOth, final limit Sep
tember 21st Consult agents or write L.
S Brown. General Agent. 703 Fifteenth
street northwest. Washington. D. C., for
GAZETTEI> BUILDIXGRI3lpEand *312
UAZtl ^rINCE STREeT
rFntered atthe Postoffice of Alexandria,
Virginia, as second-class matter.]
Tppms- Daily-1 year, $5.00; C months.
$?-> &)? 3 months, ?1.25: 1 month,43 cen s
>lcar' P:00/ ?nontbth5i
$1.50: 3 months, <o cents, 1 montn, -j
Contract advertisers will ^^e allow ed
to exceed their space unless theexcess
is paid for at transient rates, and under
no circumstances will they be allowed
to advertise other than their let it -
mate business in the space contracted
Resolutions in memoriam, of thanks,
tri butes of respect, resolutions adopted
by societies or persqns.imless of public
concern, will be printed in the papa)
THE DEATH OF JUDGE WATSON.,
The murder of Judge James A. Wat
son, prominent lawyer and capitalist,
who was found dead on bis front porch in
Parkersburg, W. Va., last Fridaj
morning, with his wallet, containing
more than $2,000, missing, has caused
The arrest of Jessie and Lulu Jjletz,
two women in whose company Judge
Watson is alleged to have been on the
fateful night, was the first startling de
velopment. tt was followed yesterday
morning by the arrest on suspicion of
Claude S. Simms, an oil operator, wno
was associated with Judge Watson in
the oil business.
The state's attorney announced yes
terday that there had not been sufhcient
evidence produced against the suspccls
to warrant their detention longer at
this time. .
The murder o' Judge Watson has
exuosed to public gaze a new side to
i the career of the brilliant barrister.
1 On one side he was an able and pros
porous lawyer, member of the City
Council and a man arrayed always on
the side of law and order. He was
particularly bitter in waging warfare
on liquor and was a rigid teetotaler.
It is now alleged that he was at the
home of the Metz womeu.
One theory of the police was that
Jud?v Watson was murdered by being
doped with strychnine in the form of
knockout drops and that lie was then
robbed and his body taken and laid on
the porch of his own home, more than
a mile distant.
Another of the developments yester
day in the investigation of the mystery
was the report made by Or. L. O. Rose,
an export chemist, upon the results of
his analysis of the stonuich, li\cr, in
testines and other organs of the nnir-.
dered man, which were turned over to
him for analysis. Or. Rose reported
that he had found strychnine poison :n
large quantities in the stomach (?T Judge
Watson. There was enough of it, ac
cording to his report, to kill several
ordinary men. A small portion of the
stomach juice was given to a large nog
and it died in a few minutes.
The leport of the chemist, with tlie
result of the autopsy, which showed
Jud^c Watson to have been in perfect
physical condition, proves conclusively
that he was murdered. The testimony
of Miss Mary Kelley. Judge Watson s
stcno<*raper and confidential clerk, be
fore the coroner's jury, tends to indicate
that nearer $3,000 than ^>00( in
moncv was stolen from Judge W atson
She testified to having drawn *2,000 out
of bank and turned it over to him, and
it is known that he had several hun
dred dollars beside this amouut. All
of this sum is missing, and there is
hardly any doubt that the motive for
the murder was to get this money.
Soreness of the muscles, whether in
duced by violent exerciscs or injury, is
quickly relieved by the free application
of Chamberlain's Liniment. This lin
mcnt is equally valuable for muscular
rheumatism, and always affords quick
relief. Sold by W. F. Crcighton and
Richard Gibson. ^
CONFLICT BETWEEN CHURCH
One hour after presenting the note of
Premier Canalcjas to the Vatican of
ficially announcing that Marquis de
Ojeda had been "called to Madrid for a
communication from the government,
the Spanish Ambassador to the \ atican
left Rome. This was early yesterday
morning, and as yet no retaliatory
measures have been taken by the
church, and Monsignor Vico still rer
remains in Madrid as papal nuncio.
With Catholics in Rome expressing
| hopes that Don Jaime, the Carlist pre
tender, may raise the stand and of re
1 volt and the Catholics of the Biscayan
provinces rise in iusurrection and with
the socialists in Spain threatening dii
order.the Imparcial of Madrid which lias
hitherto been unfriendly to Premier
Canalejas, ranges itself upon the side of
the government in the pending conflict
with the Vatican.
The liberal press in general continues
staunchly to support the cabinet which j
has been left a free hand to carry
through its policy by the departure by
King Alphonso and his queen for Lng- j
' Tlio liberal press expresses special
indignation at the telegram of Cardinal ,
Merry del Val, the papal secretary of
state," indorsing the attitude of the Bis
cayan Catholics, who threatened to
precipitate civil war and in a telegram
to the Vatican placed their lives and
property at its disposal for the con
th The Roman Catholic priests tlirough
out'the Biscayan, or northern provinces
of Spain, preached violent sermons Sun
I day against the policy of the go\crn
mem in its conflict with Rome.
Preparations for a great Catholic de
monstration against the government
August 7 are being continued, in spite
of the declaration of the government to
its organizers that no demonstration
threatening disorder would be allowed.
Only about 3,000 communicants and
regular attendants of Protestant
churches live in Spain, according to th?
last estimate for the State Department
in Washington made two or three
years ago. This estimate was pre
pared by the representatives of the
American Board of Commissioners for
Missions. In addition to the 3,000
regular attendants it was estimated
that there were abont 10,000 Protestant
adherent, persons who through attend
ing services only occasionally were
more in sympathy and accord with
the Protestant church than with the
THE SOUND OF THUNDER.
It is'to Professor Trowbridge that we
owe an experiment to explain the noise
of thunder. It has usually been
thought that the noise is caused by the
closing up of the vacuum created by
the passage of the lightning, the air
rushing in from all sides with a clap;
but the intensity of the noise is rather
disproportionate, and it is now sup
posed that the thunder is due to the in
tense heating of the gases, especially
the gas of water vapor along the line of
the electric discharge and the conse
quent con version of suspended moisture
into steam at enormous pressure. In
this w.'ty the crackle with which a peal
of thunder sometimes begins might be
regarded as the sound of steam explo
sions on a small scale caused by induc
tive discharges before the main flash.
The rumble would be the overlapping
steam explosions, and the final clap,
which sounds loudest, would bo the
steam explosion nearest to the auditor.
In the case of rumbling thunder the
lightning is passing from cloud to cloud,
When the flash passes from the earth
to the clouds the "lap is loudest at the
beginning. Professor Trowbridge gave
substance to theso suppositions by caus
ing electric Hashes to pass from point to
point through terminals clothed in
soaked cotton wool, and he succeeded
in magnifying the crack of the electric
spark to a terrifying extent.?[London
LYNCHING OF NECKOKS.
Telephone wires in the vicinity of
Dady, Fla., were cut last night, and
negroes were reported to be fleeing for
their lives from that section.
Business was reported suspended late
yesterday, while farmers left their
fields to join posses bent on carrying
forward vengeance for the murder of
the little schoolgirl, Bessie Morrison,
who was slain lasl Friday.
Yesterday it was reported that a
negro had lent an amulet to one of the
colored men alleged to have slain the
child. This negro was immediately
captured and a rope put around his
neck, and as he swung from the limb
of a tree his body was shot almost to
According to information in Pensaco
la, he is the fourth negro lynched for
this murder. The cutting of the tele
phone wires made it impossible to learn
the cause of the hunt for negroes said
to be in progress last night.
Sample Shoes, worth $5.00, $6.00
and $7.00; your choice, $2.24. See
our windows. J.A.Marshall Bro.,
i9.2 King street.
in selecting a flavoring ex
tract just because the label
is attractive often
you wish you had just told
your dealer to send you
Leadbeater's, which you
know is good and pure, and
in which there is abso
of Remnants and Single Rolls of
Grass Carpet, 40c grade, at 25c
Neat Patterns 30c and 25c Mat
ting at 15c and 20c.
40 yards of 23c grade Matting
Matting Rugs at 29c.
M. Ruben & Sons.
601 KING STREET.
Corner King and Royal Streets
Capital $100,000. Surplus and profits $30,000.
United States Depositary. Depositary for the
state of Virginia.
Depositors afforded every facility for business,
security and accommodation.
Large and small accounts invited in both our
Commercial & Savings Departments
on grounds of absolute safety and satisfaction.
Judge C. E. Nicol, President.
Wm. B. Smoot, Vice President.
John A. Marshall, Vice President.
T. C. Smith, Vice President and Cashier.
Funds invested for our customers. Details care
fully attended to for all. Call to see us.
Drafts issued on all parts of the world.
Interest paid at three per cent in our Savings
First National Bank
of Alexandria, Virginia
G. L.JBOOTHE. President GEO. E. WARFIELD. Cashier
M. B. HARLOW, Vice-President J. J. GREEN. Assistant Cashier
GARDNER L. BOOTHE
BENOIT BAER. JR.
FRANCIS L. SMITH
GEO. E. WARFIELD
J AS. F. "MUIR
Loans and 1 n vestments. ->0
U. ?s. Bonds. I2.j,ooo.ou
Due from Banks and He
serve A pen i.s .0S.liM.41
Cash 44.50:1. GO
i> t'er Cent. Fund ::.4UO.OO
Surplus ami Profits
Other Liabilities 1.41(5.01
This bank with its ample capital and surplus, its adequate" equipment
and facilities, solicits the accounts of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers
and individuals on the best terms consistent with sound banking.
No account too large to be handled satisfactorily; none too small to bo
To be closed out at our
SUMMER OH Silt
One lot Embroideries, 8 to 10c values, at 5c.
One lot Embroideries, 12 1-2 to 19c values, at 9c.
One lot Corset Cover Embroideries, 25c values, at 19c
D. Bendheim & Sons.
316 KING STREET.
John P. Robinson, Geo. S. French,
Alexandria Fertilizer and
Fertilizers, Fertilizer Materials and
Ask your dealer for the Alexandria
Fertilizer and Chemical Co.'s Products.
Capacity: 50,000 tons per annum.
Pcinees3 Straet and Potomac River
Wnarf. Alfkandria, "Virginia.
Otterburn Lithia and Mag
Greatest known Water for Dyspep
sia, Indigestion. Kidney and Liver
Leading Physicians endorse it and tes
tify to its great merit.
Local week end tickets Washington to
Somerset. Warrentcn. Harrisonburg.
Blnemont and Intermediate stations sold
on Saturdays and Sundays, valid for re
turn on Monday at very low fares, will
be placed on sale by Southern Railway
at \Vashington.d c.. beginning SATUR
DAY, May 2Stb, and continuing until
Oatober 2, inclusive.
L. S. BrWwX, General Agent
. G, Wm. RAMSAY.
For Iced Tea
Use My 50c Mixed Tea.
It is BETTER
Than you can buy at 75c
G. W. RAMSAY.
U. S. Club.
j G. WM. RAMSAY.
also 50 pails
G. W. RAMSAY.
Gamoxkii h. Boothe. I M. B. IIA It LOW
President | Vice President
First National Bank
Designated Depository of the
SURPLUS AM) UNDIVIDED
G. L. BOOTH R. M. B. IIARLOW.
Cr. ]?:. WARFIELD, .1. F. MUIR.
WALTER ROBERTS. B. BAER, Jr.,
FRANCIS L. SM""".
Burke & Herbert
Modornly equipped Tor banking in
its various* branches.
Deposites received subject to chcck at
sight. Collections made on all points.
High-grade investment securities
bought and sold.
Letters of Credit and Foreign Ex
Safe Deposit Boxes for rent.
A Savings Department in which in
terest is allowed on deposits.
W. H. PECK
Payne and Queen Streets.
Dealer in Groceries, Meats and
WOOD and COAL
Specialties: Lime, Cement,
Nails, Glass, ROOFING
BELL PHONE J92
CAPITAL CITY 192.
A SPECIAL MEETING of the stock
holders of the WASHINGTON, AR
LINGTON <fc FALLS CHURCH RAII^
WAY COMPANY, will be held FRI
DAY. August 5.1910, at 2 p. m. at the
company's oflice at Mt. Vernon. Va., lor
the purpose of authorizing the acquisi
tion of new construction, equipmentand
improvements, and such other business
as mav come before the meeting.
JOHN W. RICH. Secretary.
PROPOSALS.?Proposals will be re
ceived at the office of the City En
gineer until 12 o'clock noon August 4.
1910, and then opened, for the erection of
steel cells and alterations of the Alexan
dria. Va., jail. Plans and specifications
can be seen at the City Engineer's office.
The right is reserved to reject any and
all proposals and to accept the proposal
that the Committee on Public Property
may deem best for the interest of the
City Council of Alexandria.
CHAS. B. MARSHALL,
Chairman laic, on Pub. Property.
^^^AQ\V^^A^V/^V\y<MvvM\ A A A./V A A
Commencing Saturday morning we will
reduce all Manhattans to the following prices:
$2.50 Manhattan Shirts at
$2.00 Manhattan Shirts at
$1.50 Manhattan Shirts at
We have all sizes in these shirts in both
white and fancy effects.
402-405 King Street.
Your Watch Will
Never Keep Cor
if it needs cleaning. Most likely
that's the reason it has been losing
time lately. Step in and let us
look it over. We are experts in
watch repairing. All our work
is guaranteed, and our charges
are always the lowest.
H. W. WILDT & SON, Jewelers.
BELL PHONE 34S.
SI 7 Prince street S22 50
120 N. St. Asaph street IS 00
1123 Duko stroct 30 00
IIS X. Si. Asaph street 14 00
21S X. Pitt street 11 00
511 S. Ifenrv street 10 50
527 N. Henry street 10 50
330 Commerce street S 50
32S Commerce street S Of
421 S. Alfp'<] street 7 50
S10 Wilkes street 5 00
505 Wilkes street 0 00
Several Comfortable Houses for Sale.
REALTY, INSURANCE, BONDING.
CLEARANCE SALE OF
We will positively sell all broken lots at prices
REGARDLESS OF COST.
400 KING STREET.
Our 1010 summer prices on Anthracite Coal became ofl'ectire Monday, May 1,
There has never been a time in the history of our business when wo felt that
we wore able to give better values in Anthracite Coal than we can this season, as
we have completed our arrangements to secure our entire supply from two or
three of the very best collieries in the Antracito region. :ind will have a coal which
is uniform in quality, well prepared, and coal that will give far better results than
It is our desire t<> giv.*? our trade the best values that can ho had. and wo earn
estlv solicit the orders of our friends and customers.
W. A. SMOOT & CO., INC.
BELL TELPHOXL 19 and 57. 1
HOME TELEPHONE I.V2and 57. j ORDER OFFICE, No. 529 KING STREET
THE RAMMEL CAFE
Offers ALL THE SUMMER DELICACIES
Finest Table Wines, Clarets and Burgundies
all the Summer.
If You Want a Good Medicinal Rye Whisky~the Right Kind
is what you want. Also try some of our [fine Imported Wines and Gin.
Ring and Alfred Streets B?th Phone*,