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The surrender of the mutineers on
Brazilian warships at Rio Janeiro was
a decided victory for them and a
humiliating defeat of the Brazilian
Congress. That body, while the guns
of the fleet were trained upon the capi
tal, were forced to grant amnesty
and all other demands to men who
had not only been guilty of a
capital offense in hatching mutiny, but
who murdered some of their officers.
As dispatches from Rio Janeiro, truth*
fuly say, the pride of Brazil is now
virtually at~au end, as that country is
really in the hands of thoughtless sailors
who are liable to repeat the scenes en
acted this week on every little pretext.
The ships seized by the mutineers were
at Lisbou when Portuguese sailors re
belled against Iving Manuel and bom
barded the royal palace. The Bra
zilians, it seems, were afforded an ob
ject lesson upon which they acted al
most as soon as they returned to their
own capital. There is no telling how
many sailors manning ships of other
countries will attempt to ape those of
South America.
At Winstcd, Conn., yesterday a
seventeen-year-old youth, was killed in
a football game. The young man, it
is said, had been running with the
ball. He was tackled and downed but
aroso after the pile of players had got
ten up. He took a step, staggered,
and fell to the ground unconscious.
Water was immediately applied to his
head and a call made for a doctor. Tin:
lad died 011 the lield, however, within
five minutes after he received the in
jury. Nothing was done about tin
young man's death, lii boxing bouts
should one of the contestants be killed
or so severely injured that death fol
lows the other man is jailed and tried
for his Jife- The. method of treating
the slayers in such instances appears to
be a distinction without a difference.
A school for the training of hotel
keepers 1ms been opened in Paris.
Schools of the kind have Ion- nour
ished in Germany, Austria and Switzer
land. The course covers tl* entire
business of hotelkeeping. from bottle
washing to hygiene and modern lan
guage*. Writing to "The London lel
egraph," a correspondent says: " 1 hen
is hardly an inn in France where yon
cannot get a good meal, but there are |
still thousands where everything except;
the cooking is primitive. The new
school for apprentice l.ot Ikeepers is t..
remedy all this, as hygiene and sanita
tion will occupy an important place in
the curriculum.
In *23 democratic and H republic .in
state platforms adopted this yeai thou ,
are resolutions in favor qf the income ,
tax amendment to the federal const.-;
tution. Cue republican (Wisconsin)
and one democratic (South Carolina)
platform declare for a graduated in
come tax law for the states, while
eight democratic platforms and one re
publican insist upon the preservation
of state rights?which may he assumed
to he a form of opposition to the pro
posed federal tax.
Tiik Kentucky jury that yesterday
awarded to a victim damages of *10.
<100 against two night riders who had
cowardly whipped him did.the right and
proper thing although the culprit.
should have been made to suffer noddy
pain. These ruffians who go in troops
to take advantage of people should ??e
meted out punishment to tit their crime.
It is needless to say that the two who
were mulcted for $10,000 yesterday will
never figure as night riders again.
Twenty officers and committeemen
of the Southeastern Underwriters As
sociation were found guilty of mali
ciously, and in wanton disregard of the
rights" of the public" increasing the
rates for fire insurance in the city of
Newport News, and lined $400 each,
by a jury drawn from Southampton
county, in the Corporation Court of
Newport News last night. This intel
ligence will be received with satisfac
tion by the people throughout the state
who have borne the burdens imposed
upon them bv this association for
many years. The Southeastern Under
writers' Association is clearly a com
bination in restraint of trade and
should be forced to dissolve.
With oysters selling in this city at
75 cents per gallon Alexandria will
soon establish a reputation for being
the cheapest oyster market in the state.
Oysters at such a price are cheaper
than meat as it is now selling.
TJhk football season has closed wuh
Jkfc usu&l number of victims,
Only two of a host of callers at the
White House today succeeded in pen
etrating to the inner sanctum and the
president devoted practically the entire
day to dictating his annual message to
Congress. The Cabinet meeting today,
the first since the election., was devoted
to a discussion of the message and
plans for a coming short session. All
the members were present except Sec
retary of War Dickinson. Senator
Hale of Maine and James J. Hill,
former president of the Great Northern
Railroad were the visitors who saw the
president. Both were uncommunica
tive regarding their visit.
An example of how the ultimate con
sumer has to pay for all the freight
rate increases and how everybody along
the line adds just a little bit more to his
bill, was given before the Interstate
Commerce Commission today by H. C.
Harlow, traflic director of the Chicago
Association of Commerce. He was the
chief witness at today's session of the
rate hearing. The railroads, Barlow
said, thought it was proper to get more
revenue, and so dc ided to ad
vance rates on such commodities as
they chose to select for advantage while
some were unchanged and others re
duced. He charged that all tbo pro
nosed increases in rates were imposed
?n tori per cent, of the total tonnage.
The railroads charged S5 per cent, of
the increases against class freight and
only 15 per cent, against commodities,
he declared. It is the class freight,
Barlow said, that goes direct to the re
tailer and thus any increase that is
made will be passed directly to the con
lu a telegram to the State Depart
ment today Thomas P. Edwards, con
sul at Ciudad Guarez, said that the ex
citement incident to the revolution had
decreased and that trains wero running
on schedule time in northern Chibau
hau. lie said that fewer Americans
lleeiug from tho country. Edwards as
serted that in his opinion tho reports
nf lighting had been exaggerated and
declared that he had received reports
from Torreon, Gomez Balacio, Barral,
Durango and Zacatczas indicating that
conditions arc improving. A message
from Ambassador Wilson at Mexico
City today said that calm prevailed at
tho Mexican capital.
Preliminary estimates today based
upon the announcement of the 1910
population of the sixteen states and
two territories which have been made
public by the ccnsus bureau gives the
continental United States, including
Alaska, a population of about 91,851,
a million more thau tho experts
of the census office expected. Iu a bul
letin issued by the census office today
the officials announced that it is very
probable that the percentage of increase
for the country as a whole trill be
greater than that for the states. The
j sixteen states and territories, now an
nounced, show an average increase of
?jo.tij per cent, 'ihe population of the
j continental United States iucludiug
Alaska in J000 was 70,14(J,"'S6, an in
crease of 20.02 per cent makes the 91
million mark an easy goal.
The 100 boilermakers who joined the
"strike" on the Isthmian canal and
(Iu it work the day President Taft sailed
fr..:n Colon homeward bound, may ex
pect little sympathy from the govern
ment authorities. It became known
here today that President Taft has. al
ready transmitted to Col. Goethals,
chief engineer on the canal, his final
decision in the matter. The machin
ists wero represented at a conference
with the president at Culebra on No
vember 10. They demanded an in
crease in wages and an extension of
ilieir annual leave of six weeks with
pay. The executive was unwilling to
decide the question off-hand and told
tho men he would forward his decision
as soon as ho landed at Norfolk. The
men were dissatisfied with this, and im
mediately gave notice of their resigna
tion. The canal authorities maintain
i that the "strikers" have no cause for
; grievance and are urging the executive
in remain firm. It. is stated that the
"strike" will not delay the canal work
in tho slightest degree, and the com
mission is confident of filling the
places made vacant by the resignation
? ?f the 100 boilermakers within a few
A li.ubt against President Taft's plan
to eliminate the "pork barrel" will
begin cariy iu the coining session of
Congress, according to several mem
bers who said today that a preliminary
agreement had been reached by which
the House committee will frame an
origiua' rivers and harbors bill carry
ing about ?."'0,000,000. With the usual
additions t>? the early estimates, and
the increases made by the Senate, the
total would probably be raised to be
tween 10 and 50 million dollars. Presi
dent Taft. has repeatedly declared that
j he will not sign another "piece meal"
I ivers and harbors bill.
A dispatch received at tho Brazilian
! embassy today from Baron Bio Branco
continued the report that the mutinous
sailors on board of the three Brazilian
warships in the harbor at Rio Janerio
had surrendered. The dispatch quoted
in full a wireless sent from the sailors
to the president of Brazil as follows:
"We repent of the act which we have
done and /or our defense utid for the
sake of order, justice and liberty we
lay down our anus trusting that amnesty
will be granted to us. We will remain
forever obedient to Your Excellency in
whom we place all trust." The sur
render occurred subsequent to a threat
ened attack upon the war ship3 held by
the mutinous crews by the entire naval
force in Bio harbor, a squadron of
cruisers, destroyers and smaller
craft. The Brazilian government had
determined if necessary to sink the
drcadnaughts by torpedoing them and
had advised the crews of the Sao Paulo
and Minas Gueras.
A strong protest against th^ abu9e
of the franking privilege by congress
men sending out tons of campaign
matter was lodged at the White House
today by Bepresentative Campbell,
(rep.. Kans.) The Kinsas wants
the president to call attention to
the matter in his forth coming message.
Campbell also wants the president
to wage the increase of civil, war pensions
according to the plan proposed at the
last G. A. B. meeting in Atlantic City.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
siuu announced an order today re
quiring the Southern Railway Com
pany to reduce the charges for the
milling-ia-transit privilege on lumber
at Newport, Tenn, The charges are to
be reduce! t$ rat? prevailing at
Johnson City, Tcun., and the order
will take effect January 16.
A case of alleged torture which may
he brought to the attention of the Sen
ate committee now engaged in investi
gating the "Third Degree," developed
here today when Edward Richards
charged that Washington ? policemen
stuck their fingers in his eyes in an
effort to make him confess to*a theft.
Richards asserted that three policemen
rushed into his cell at midnight; cursed
and beat him and that while two held
him, the third jabbed his fingers into
Richard's eyes. He was charged with
stealiog rope from a government dock.
Postmaster General Hitchcock an
nounces that he will recommend to
Congress the establishment of a rural
parcels post as a step toward the
adoption of a general system.
It wasannonnced here toda\ that bona
tor Albert B. Cummins, of Iowa, v, {^ ap
pear before the Interstate Commission
early in January to argue against^the
the proposed increases m freight rates.
' revolution subsiding
Mcxicau Government Believed to Have
the Situation iu Hand.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 25.?Nothing
had been received hero at an early hour
today confirming a story circulated by
tbo Mexican government officials that
Francisco I. Madero had been wounded
yesterday afternoon in an engagement
between a revolutionary band and a
small force of federal troops command
ed by Col. Fuentes near Guerrero.
This roport is persistent and is ac
cepted by many as showing conclusively
that the revolution has been ' nipped
in the bud" by President Diaz. Out
side of the trouble at Guerrero no other
fighting of a serious naturo is reported
today and everything indicates that, the
government is in control of the situa
tion. Military authorities throughout
the northern states report the issue o
largo military stores, indicating that
the rebels were well prepared for a long
conflict, but evidently started the revo
lution prematurely.
Leavenworth, Kans., Nov. 2o.-lh.it
the present disturbances in Mexico will
not be of any serious consequences is
the opinion expressed by General J.
Franklin Bell, former chief of staft ol
the army, who is now visiting army
friends at Fort Leavenworth before
going to Manila to assume command
of the Philippiue divisiou.
"I don't anticipate any serious
trouble in Mexico at the present time,
was the general's comment. lhat
will come when Presideut Diaz dies. J
am quito sure there will be no
taoublo on this occasion sufhciout to
cause alarm in tho United States 01
cause us to do anything else than to
use troops to prescrvo neutrality. It is
possible that we may need troops to ex
pel armed parties and to prevent the
border from being used as a rendezvous
or refuge for Mexicans bent on dis
turbing the peace across the line, but
that is all."
General Bell is to sail from San 1-ran
cisco December 5.
New Orleans, Nov. 25.?The report
that Francisco Madero, revolutionary
leader, was wounded in battle neai Toi
reon is denied today in a private cable
received from Vera Cruz. Madero is
said to be mobilizing his forces in the
mountains near Parral, in the southern
part of the state of Chihauhau.
Carrizo, Springs, Tex., Nov. <-??.?
Reports have reached here that a band
of Mexican revolutionists crossed into
Texas this morning at a point 30 miles
below here and that Madero, the rebel
leader, is with them. He is said to he
wounded and was left at a ranch house.
Thrashed Hluero&t Bully.
Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 25.?After
threatening to "lick any man in Potts
ville," with a big billy in bis hand,
Chief of Police James Mauley, of Shen
andoah, was thoroughly thrashed by
Attorney A. I). Knittle, yesterday, af
ter Manley had created a roign of terror
in different parts of the town.
Manley finished his work of paint
ing the town red by wandering into
Justice Martin's office, where he at
tempted to dispose of eases as though
he was judge and jury. Attorney
Knittle picked up the big Shenandoah
officer, threw him through the door,
knocked him down outside aud held
him on the pavement until an officer
came. Manley was arrested and held
under bail on the charge of hitting
Martin McAndrews with a gun. At
the last session of Court Manley was
convicted of assault and battery, and
was warned by the court that on the
next offense he would be jailed.
Manley was accused of participating
?n the big election frauds of two years
ago, but escaped with payment of the
Mrs. Sthenic Feasted.
, Wheeling, W. Va.. Nov. 25.?While
her husband lies seriously ill at the
North Wheeling, W. Va., Hospital,
and its unable to partake of solid food
because of poison alleged to have been
administered by her, Mrs. Laura Farns
worth Schenk partook of a feast in the
jail yesterday.
From a good cafe Mrs. Schenk or
dered a meal consisting of consomme
royal, roast turkey, sage dressing, fruit
salad, mashed potatoes, French slaw,
stewed tomatoes, pudding brandy
sauce, mince pie, strawberry ice cream
and claret.
John Schenk'dcond iLion is unchanged
Prospects For Another Flghl.
Boston, Nov. 25. ?There still is a
chance that the much discussed battle
between Jack Johnson and Sam Lang
ford for the heavyweight championship
of the world may take place. The latest
proposal is to hold the fight in London
noxt June, during coronation week,
when the metropolis will be jammed
with visitors to the crowning of King1
George. Joe Woodman, manager for
Langford, has received a cablegram
from Hugh Mcintosh, the Austrian
promoter, in which Mcintosh offers
$15,000 and expenses as his share of
the fight with Langford. Mcintosh
urges Woodman to use every effort to
get Johnson to agree to tho match, i
Mcintosh's only proviso being that
Johnson shall post a $15,000 guarantee
that he will appear in London at the
time set for the battle.
Convicted of wilful murder, Queen,
an elephant, aged 87, was executed in
Jersey City this morning. She was
put to death by cyanide of potassium,
administered in a big red apple which
Queen ate with apparent relish. Jpeatb
wjis iDStantaneQ.yg, s
Brazilian Congress Grants Amnesty to
Mutinous Crews of Men-of-war while
Guns of the Vessels were Trained
Upon the City.
Rio De Janeiro, Nov. 25.?After a
vote-of amnesty by the Brazilian Con
gress ami the granting of all their de
mands, the mutineers aboard the
Brazilian warships surrendered today.
The demands of the mutineers were
granted and the amnesty voted at an
extraordinary session of Congress_to
day. The Chamber of Deputies follow
ed the example of the Senate is agree
ing upon amnesty and both house then
voted to concede the demands of the
A representative of the government,
under a flag of truce, mado his way to
the warships and was received by a
committee of the sailors. As soon as
the action of Congress was conveyed to
the mutinous sailors, they laid down
their arms.
Congress took this action as the
alternative of haviug the guns of its
warships continue their fire upon the
city. The guns of the battleships Minas
Ceraes, Sao Paulo, the scout cruiser
Deodora and the scoutship Bahia were
all trained on the city during tho time
that Congress was in session.
By granting amnesty and the de
mands of the sailors the usefulness of
tho Brazilian navy, the most ambitious
of all those of tho South Ameicaa
countries, is believed to be at an end.
Fresh outbreaks may be expected at
any timo and upon tho slightest provo
cation the sailors, depending upon their
power over the government, can en
force their demands. A practical un
dermining of tho Brazilian republic
even may bo the consequence.
The first outbreak occurred last Tues
day night. Captain Batiste Dai Neves,
commanding the modern and newly de
livered dreadnaught battleship Minas
Gcraes, had beon dining aboard the
French training ship Duguay Trouin.
When he returned to his ship he found
the crew in mutiny. When he at
tenv. ted to drive the men back lo their
posts he was killed, with two otlier
officers. The drednaught Sao Paulo
and the scout cruiser Bahia at once
joined in the mutiny, all tlircu of the
vessels sending their officers ashore.
The command of thesquadron was then
takeu by Jean Candido, a sailor of the
first class, who has manouevrcd the
ships with rare skill.
The magazines were burst open and
ammunition dealt out lo the various gun
crews. Provisions were requisitioned
and coal seized from tho Island of
Vianna, the depot. Barges transport
ing coal to the French steamer Ai
lantiquo and tho English ship Oronsa
were commandeered.
Carnegie Increases Endowment.
New York. Nov. 25.?Three scon
years ten and three was tho record
hung up today by Andrew Carnegie.
Among the gifts he received at his
palatial Fifth avenue homo was a
silver tray from tho students of the
Pittsburg Technical School that he
founded. Among those he distributed
was an increase to the school's endow
ment of $3,800,1)00. The school is
thus ahead about $3,709,900.
Tho first announcement was that
the Laird of Skibo's gift to tho school
would be $1,500,000, but in changing
his clothes yesterday, the little Scot
came across an extra $2,800,000 and
[threw this in with the $1,500,000.
The announcement brought a bunch
of rah-rahs from Pittsburg and a silver
tray. The new gift will be in the shape
of 5 percent bonds of the United States
Carnegie carries his 73 years none
too easily. He has aged rapidly in
the last few year3 and is now in rather
feeble condition.
Narrow Escape from Fire.
Boston, Nov. 25.?Eight persons are
in the hospital of whom two will likely
die,and a dozen others narrowly escaped
death in a fire that destroyed Young's
Hotel in the North Shore suburb of
Winthrop early today. All lost their
personal belongings in the lire.
The two probably fatally injured are
Mrs. Margaret Beggs, of Springfield,
Mass., and her 10-year-old son,John C.
Both suffered broken legs and received
internal injuries by jumping from their
room on the third floor of the building.
The fire started on tho lower floor in
the linen room from a, defective furnace
Hue and before it was discovered by the
night watchman, the entire lower lloor
was ablaze. Prompt response to the
alarm by police reserves and firemen
saved the lives of many of the guests
who were hastily carried down ladders
to safety. The hotel and two adjoin
ing cottages were totally destroyed.
Disastrous Elm in Clilrugo.
Chicago, Nov. 25.?Chicago's long
drawn out gambling war, in which a
score of bomb explosions bavo marked
tho battle for the control of certain
parts of the city, is blamed today for
the $100,000 blaze at the Harlem race
track, where four hundred frame stables
and one dwelling were burned by an in
' Blind" John Condon, owner of the
track, has been one of the notable
figures in the gambling war. and as
this was the second disastrous fire on
his property, the police believe it was
merely an episode in the big fight.
The suffragetts continued their
riotous conduct in London yesterday
evening. They gathered in White Hall
and smashed a number of windows in
government offices. Sixteen of their
number were arrested. ?
The Times argues that Premier
Asquith's promise to give facilities at
the next Parliament for a women's
suffrage bill will make this question
an issue of the coming elections, and
that if the elections confirm the gov
ernment in power the new Parliament
will be considered to have received a
mandate to grant women votes on a
democratic basis.
The Times thinks that neither the
militant suffragists themselves nor the
public perceived the significance of
Mr. Asquith's premise, and dilates
on the danger of th2 situation in the
face of the fact that a number of the
women of the country and the great
majority of male electors resolutely
oppose woman suffrage.
The Times adds that shrewcj observers
believe suob a change would weaken
the Brlti^U bsld pver Jfidia.j j
Twenty oflicers and committeemen
of the Southeastern Underwriters' As*
sociationVere found guilty of '"malic
iously and in wanton disregard of the
rights of the public" increasing tlie
ratc3 for fire insurance in the city of
Newport News and fined $400 each by
n jury drawn from Southampton
county in the corporation court of New
port News last night. The verdict was
returned at 10 o'clock, after a trial
lasting one month and seven days. The
men convicted are: A. H. Harris,
secretary of the Virginia committee of
the association; L. R. Warren, chair
man of the Virginia committee; Wil
liam R. Bobbins, E. H. Jones, and A.
M. Travers, of Richmond, and B.
A. Hamlin, of Danville, members
of the Virginia commrnittee: W.
R. Prcscott, president of the
association; A. B. Andrews, manager;
Dan B. Harris, Guy Carpenter, George
Ii. Collins, A. L. Brooks, R. N. Hughes
R. T. Caldwell, J. S. Middleton, and
H. M. Tanner, of Atlanta, Ga.; Dana
Blackmar, of Columbus, Ohio; H. C.
I-Iarc. of Jacksonville, Fla., and B. J.
Smith, of Charlotte, members of the
executive committee.
An increase in the license tax rate
011 insurance companies doing business,
in Newport News was enforced by the
city council on May 1. On May 12
the Virginia committee of the under
writers announced an increase of:10 per
cent on rates.
Then followed tho arrests at Hot
Springs. In the police court Justice
Brown fined the defendants $500 each.
An appeal to the corporation court was
A motion to set aside the verdict is
pending, and the ca^e will go to the
Court of Appeals.
The annual Thanksgining drag,
which has been for many years run
over the same courso, was ridden near
Warrenton yesterday with tho meet a>t
11a. m., at the Warren Green Hotel
and proved one of the largest and
fastest of the season. The field was
very largo and the pack was thrown in
at Paradise and quickly picked the scent.
Courtiand Smith, master, hunted the
hounds, with ThomasAllison,Roy Adam
son and John S. Gaines riding as whips.
The course, which was almost visible
the entire nay, lay over the fields of
Messrs. Gaines and Wilbur Wallach,
with the finish at Loretta, the estate of
Joliti S. Gaines.
The first jump was a rail fence and
the field went over as a team. Then
came sodded fields and plank fences,
water in and out and other rail and
planks. A grand line of country and
a rattling .scene proving a stirring scene
as the hounds swept on. The jumping
was clean and there were, many out to
see the .start and finish. The field ft as
composed of the following riders, all
faultlessly mounted and appointed for
the run: Mrs. J. K. Maddux, Mrs. F.
A. B. Portman, Mrs. ?. H. Smith,
Miss Flynn, Miss Spilman, Messrs.
Smith, Adamson, Allison, Gaines, B.
Stone, J. P. Stone, Ernest JIayes,
James Nash? Charles Daniels and Blair
Hariy Lee, aged 17 years, was killed
in Winsted, Conn., yesterday, in a
football game between the Tierney Ca
dets and an independent team composed
principally of Gilbert Prepatory School
students. His skull was fractured and
he died a few minutes after the acci
dent, and before medical aid could
reach him.
The fatal accident occurred .'after a
mass play.which both teams had agreed
to use. Lee had been runbing with
the ball. He was tacklod and downed
but arose, after the pile of players had
gotten up. He took a step, staggered,
and fell to the ground unconscious.
Water was immediately applied to his
head and a call made for a doctor. The
lad died on the field, however, within
five minutes after he received the in
The field which was used for the
game is the baseball field of the Gilbert
Prepatory School, and is stony in spots.
It is thought that when Lee was tackled
his head struck a stone, which resulted
iu the fracture of his skull. The game
was stopped at once. The score stood
ti t<? 0.
The insurgents in the Senate are
ready to meet President Taft half
way in an effort to reconcile the dif
ferences in the republican party and
repair the fences for 1912.
They are returning to Washington
with a disposition to bury the past if
Mr. Taft will only make it clear that
he is willing to give them an equal
voice with the regulars in the party
The leaders arc now planning to call
a conference of the progressives to be
held before the convening of congress,
probably next week. Before this con
ference is held they will have ascer
tained from Mr. Taft what his attitude
is to be toward them in tile coming
If Mr. Taft is willing to take them
into the White House conferences with
out any surrender of the principles for
which they have contended the senate
insurgents stand ready to put their
shoulders to the wheel and do every
thing to mend the situation.
Alleged Attemjit to Dynamite Steel
Chicago, Nov. 25.?A possible plot
to dynamite the works of the Federal
Steel Construction Company, a part
of the American Bridge Company,
was unearthed here today in the dis
covery of nineteen sticks of dynamite
in a vacant lot near the plant of that
company. It is believed that an out
rage on the same plan a3 those recently
occurring at Los Angeles and at Peoria,
where bridges of the construction
company were destroyed by strikers,
was contemplated for Chicago, - and
extra guards today are stationed about
the buildings thought to be menaced.
For many months a conflict has
been on between the American Bridge
Comply?known as the bridge trust,
and its former employes and to the
latter are ascribed the attacks made
on the company's works in different
parts of the country.
Where to find the GOODYEAR GOLD
SEAL pure gum boots and shoes. Our
store. J. A. Marshall & Bio,, 422
; King street, V.
The school house at Brock Road, in
Spotsylvania county, was burned to the
ground Wednesday.' School was in
session at the time, but the tcacheraud
pupils escaped.
Affidavits that there has been per
nicious activity among federal employes
in Richmond in republican party poli
tics, and that employes under civil
service have been assessed a proportion
of their salaries for contributions to the
party campaign funds, have been filed
with the United States Civil Service
Commission in Washington, following
an extended inquiry made in Rich
mond by L. H. Fisher, a special agent
of the commission," who spent three
days examining witnesses in the
postoflice, customs and internal revenue
departments. Many of Iheso witnesses
were examined at Mr. Fisher's rooms
at the Richmond Hotel, in order that
the inquiry might be conducted with
pcrfect secrecy, and that pressure might
not bo brought to suppress facts until a
full statement was in tho hands of the
government. Mr. Fisher left for
Washington Wednesday night, filed a
number of sworn affidavits with the
commission yesterday, and will later
submit a written report covering condi;
tious in the federul service in Rich
The action of the government is be
lieved to have been precipitated by a
meeting of tho colored employes of the
federal building, held previous to tho
congressional election. Tho colored
men, notwithstanding tho fact .that
they are civil service employes, had
beon told to "come across" for the
campaign fund of Stato Chairman
Slemp, in the ninth District, and their
wail was loud enough to reach tho ears
of tbo Civil Service Commission in
Washington. The affidavits of a uum
ber of these colored men that they were
practically assessed arbitrarily in pro
portion to their pay for tho republican
party campaign fund, is now in the
hands of tho government.?[Rich
mond Times Dispatch.
Tho meeting of tho Stato Teachers'
Association was opened in Richmond
yesterday morning, President N. P.
Painter, principal of Roanoke High
School, presiding, and about 700
teachers attending. The members,
one from each congressional district,
of the committee on nominations, were
named by tlie teachers, in district
meetings. The selections were ap
proved by the association. Dr. Paint
er read his annual report. At 1 o'clock
the association adjourned to meet next
Thanksgiving at Norfolk.
The officers, who were elected unan
imously, are as follows: W. If.
Iveister, of Harrisonburg, president;
Algar Woolfolk, of Courtland, secre
tary; Miss Maud D. Hobbs, of Peters
burg, treasurer. Vice-presidents by
Congressional districts': First, George
W.Guy, Hampton; Second, J. R. L.
Johnson, Franklin: Third, J. F. Fen
tress, Richmond; Fourth, George ?.
Bennett, Petersburg; Fifth, C. S.
Wheatley, Danville; Sixth, F. B. Fitz
patrick, Roanoke; Seventh, Ormond
Stone. University of Virginia; Eighth,
E. F. Burckhoad. Louisa; Ninth, J. P.
McConnell, Emory; Tenth, W. E.
Gilbert, Clifton Forge.
According to the annual report of
Secretary Algar Woolfolk, the State
'ftachers' Association lias about 4,900
The address of Professor J. H. Bin
ford, of Richmond, regarding the
teachers' pension fund was of much in
terest. Admitting that the plan is
not by auy means perfect, lie strongly
advocated its retention and improve
ment. Tho principle of pensions he
thought to bo so generally approved as
not to neek defense.
At the risk of being blown to pieces
Policeman Benjamin Fay rushed into
a tenement house in New York yes
terday and extinguished the fuse of a
bomb just in lime to savo sixteen fami
lies from possible death. Salvatore
Pizza, janitor of the tenoment, saw
in the dark hallway a tiny jet of
flame sputtering at the end of the
Not knowing what it was, he picked
up tho bomb, but set it down in a
hurry and ran from tho building. He
found Policeman Fay and told ?him
what had happened. Without a sec
ond's hesitation Fay ran into tho
hallway and stepped on tho burning
The tenants of tho building, who are
all Sicilians, say they never have re
ceived any blackhand letters.
Dug' up Her Dead Child.
Bristol. Pa., Nov. 25.?Tho sight of
a woman digging up her recently-buried
child with a pitchfork and hugging the
corpse, created a panic among the holi
day visitors to St. Mark's Cemetery
yesterday. The woman was a Mrs.
Spinnelli, whose little daughter died
several weeksago. Yearning for another
sight of her loved one, the mother went
to the cemetery yesterday with a pitch
fork. After awhile people in a distant
section of the ground noticed her dig
^ing and then hugging what was appar
ently a body. Investigators rushed up
and found that sho had disinterred the
coffin, and had the corpse in her arms.
Policemen were called, the child re
buried and the woman locked up, to be
examined as to her sanity.
Suffragettes Seut to Jail.
London, Nov. 25.?Fifteen of the
21 suffragettes arrested last night for
attacking the government officer at
Whitehall were sentenced in Bow street
police court today to two months' im
prisonment with the optiou of paying
fines. All spurned tbe payment of the
fines and wentdefiantly to jail. Another
drew a month's sentence and the other
five were fined $10 each. >
"You have been treated with leniency
surpassing understanding,'' declared
Magistrate De Rutzen in sentencing
the women.
Gents! Stylish, up-to-date footwear
adds materially to your appearance.
We have the exclusive styles, such as
Marshall & Brp,, i2g Kin# street,
San Francisco Nov. 12.
To the Editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
A recent publication in one of the
London (England) papers gives an
exceedingly interesting account of
Warwick Castle (Warwick, England)
which will doubtless awaken some
thought of ancient family connections
in the minds of a numberof the readers
of your ancient and valuable paper
(valuable for its long existence as the
leading messenger of news to your
city and surrounding community).
Echoes from the past could give us
back the names of many who ohce trod
proudly the streets of Alexandria
(Belle Haven), to whom the name of
Warwick was not unfamilliar. Wash
ington, Lee, Alexander, Newton,
Hunter, Robinson, Taylor, and a host
of others, some few descendants of
these and others may now be living,
and who no doubt daily peruse the
pages of "The Alexandria Gazette"
witli all tho pleasure of former years
(before the war).
The castle of Warwick, or Warwick
Castle, was built soma nine hundred
years after tho town of Warwick was
founded, so the town is much more
ancient, it having been founded A. 1).
1. and was first called Caer-Coc, then
tho namo was changed to "Werhica"
in the time of tho Anglo-Saxons. Caer
Con having been destroyed by the
Picts and Scotts, was occupied and re
built by King Caractacus who came
upon tho scene at that time and named
tho town "Warhica." So that the
present town of Warwick is fairly an
cient, being 1910 years old. Ethel
tleda daughter of King Alfred founded
tho Castle of Warwick A. 1>. 015. It
played a very considerable part in the
ravages of that section of England
by the Danes.
Sir Walter Scott called it the fairest
monument of ancient and chivalrous
splendor which lemains uninjured by
time. And no doubt but that Sir
Walter knew something about castles
and chivalry also. Its most famous
tower is called "Caesar's" and this
magnificent structure has stood in
dignity and majesty unchanged by
time for nearly on thousand years, and
undamaged by war fur all this time,
Ix-ing as firm now as the rock on which
it is founded. No visitors arc admitted
to this tower, below which, deep down,
is tho terrible dungeon in which the
unfortunate prisoners rotted out their
From tho lodge to the castle the ap
proach is cut through solid rock for
one hundred yards. The scene which
bursts upon tho visitor after passing
through the big double gateway the
sight of the magnificent irregular cas
tellated pile of tho feudal barons of
Warwick is not easily forgetable. In
side the castle everything is just as in
teresting as on the outside. A priceless
collection of pictures, armor, and ob
jects of vertu are housed here. The
most interesting room is tho great hall,
which contains the gigantic armor and
weapons of the great and formidable
Earl Guy, of Warwick. m
This "Caractacus1' who rebuilt the
town of Warwick opposed the Romans
and was the first king of Brittany. He
surrendered to Claudius Caesar. His
descendants held many prominent
positions in England, and tho name
Caractacus finally changed to Casa-'ock
and Craddock, then Newton. John
Caradock was Lord of Newton, The
name Caractacus died out altogether,
and only "Newton" remained. It is
interesting to know that the record of
the descent from Caractacus the first
king of I-jritlany to the Newton family
of Virginia and its branches is about as
perfect as can be. I guess all of oar
ancestors were once privates, and sav
ages. Are we any better off today?
Railroad Oftiriuls indicted.
Chicago, Nov. 25.?Charging a con
spiracy by which the Illinois Central
Railroad had been defrauded out of
S4,S25,070, the grand jury here today
indicted four men. They were: Frank
B. Harriman, former general manager
of the Illinois Central, who resigned
March 15. John M. Taylor, former
general storekeeper of the system who
resigned May 1.
Charles E. Ewing, former general
superintendent of the northern lines
who resigned July 1. Joseph E. Pur
ker, former superintendent of the car
department who resigned Feburary 1.
The indictments against the former of
ficials of the Illinois Central in addition
to the general charge also contained
two counts charging a confidence game.
The bonds of each of the men are set
at $20,000.
The gist of the cases is that the men
indicted, charged up to the Illinois
Central car repairs which were never
made, and by collusion, defrauded the
railroad to tho amount of more than
The amount named in the indict
ments, $4,825,070 represents the total
business the Illinois Central did with
the four car repair concerns named
since the summer ot lOOti when the al*
I leged scheme to "milk" the road is
'said to have been putin operation.
Fired on Strikers.
Chicago, Nov. 25. ? Bullets ripped
through human bodies today for the
first time, since 4i>,000 garment workers
went out on strike here wheD Vincent
Vellano and his wife opened fire on a
crowd of strikers who taunted them
with betraying the cause of the
workers by sitcking to their employ
Both Vellano and his wife was ar?
rested and their three victims hurried
to a hospital.
Counters J Tolstoi III.
Tula, Russia, Nov. 25.?It is report
ed today that Countess Tolstoi, widow of
the late Count Tolstoi, is seriously ill
with fever, following her distressing
experience during the last days of the
count's life. The countess is at her
home in Yasnaya Poliana.
9 ' -
Xew York Stock >larket.
New York, Nov. 2-j.?There was" no
chauge in the characteristics of the mar
ket at the opening. A clearer under
standing of the Mexican situation was
retlected in the advances of American
Smelter. At the end of the first fifteen
minutes the market showed a fair degree
of strength, the prices ranging generally
above Wednesday's quotations.
There was a further easing off of prices
in the market during the last half of tho
forenoon and at midday nearly every
thing traded in showed some loss as Qonj
parcd with Wednesday'3 close,
Is just one month
from today, and
we would earnest
ly advise early
shopping in order
to avoid the usual
holiday rush. In
cident to the
Christmas shop
ping?you can
make y
tions n
p erfe c
first choice or the
hundreds of new
and pretty things
we have gathered
together for your
inspection. Every
one of them have
merit and have
been selected with
the idea of serving
some particular
and practical ser
Our holiday open
ing will take place
Monday Morning.
November 28, and
we extend a cor
dial welcome to
one and all to be
Any purchase
made now will be
held for future de
livery when so de
VIRGINIA. In tbe Clerk's Ofllcc o
the Corporation Court of the City o
Alexandria, on the 14th dayol Xovrin
ber, 1910.
Albert i Droil'us, vs. Louis Drei
fus, Bertha. Cox, It. II. ('ox, Xetti<
Einstein, Benjamin Kill stein, Fran!;
Drfcll'us, Leopold Dreifus.Fannie Auvell
Edward Atwell, lienu Cox, .lames (.'ox
Carrie Grillbortzor, David G. Grillbort
zer, Joanettc Lee, Helen Driefus, llarr.v
Droifus, Ernest Dreifus, Raymond Drei
fus, Flora Erven o;hI Samuel Frven
Memo. Object of this suit for sale <>
house and lot north west corner of l'rinet
p.nd Union streets, Alexandria. Va., ol
which Rosa Dreil'us died, seized siml pos
sessed acd -distribution of proceed:
among the parties entitled thereto ami
further relief.
It appearing by an affidavit filed iu
this cause that Uio defendants, Netlii
Einstein, Benjamin Einstein, Frank
Dreifus, Leopold Dreiftis, Helen Drei
fus, Harry Dreifus, Ernest Dreifus. Kay
mond Dreifus, Flora Erven and Samuel
Erven are "on-residents of this Suite :
It is Ordered: That said defendants ap>
pear here with iu liftecn days after due
publication of this order, and do what b
necessary lo protect their interests it<
this suit, and that aeopy of this order In
forthwith inserted in the Alexandria
Gazette, a newspaper published in the
City of Alexandria, once a week for four
successive jveeks, and posted at the front
door of the Court Hou^e of this city.
A copy?Teste.
by Louis N. Dcfkcy, D. C.
John M. Johnson, p. q.
uov24 w4w-thu
VIRGINIA.?In the Clerk's Office ol
the Corporation Court of the < 'ity ol
Alexandria, on the 21st day of October,
ber, 1910.
Sarah O. Ilali vs. John W. llall. In
Memo. The object ol this suit is to ob
tain for the complainant, Sarah U. Hall,
an absolute divorce from the hoods ol
matrimony from tbe defendant, John
W. Hall, and that complainant be al
lowed to resume her maiden name or
Sarah Golly horn. and for such further
and general relief as to equity is right.
It appearing by an affidavit filed iu thij
caus6 that the * defendant, John W.
Hall, Is a non-resident of this Statu:
It is Ordered, That said defendant ap
pear here within fifteen days after due
publication of this order, and do what is
neeess?nrotect his interest in thin
suit, a --?.?? ?,)? this order be
forth w
City 61
door o:
A co
Roblhson Moncure. p. q. ocr.v ?
Jessie Bluestone, former state legis
lator, and Samuel Mosenscn were today
atPit'sburg found guilty in criminal
court of conspiracy to violate the statu
"white slave" law.
The body of Dr. Brown, of I'ort De
posit, Md,, aged about 35. was found
last night along the tracks of the Pcla
ware Railroad at Newark. It i3 evident
that the man was struck by a train and
that bid death was instantaneous.
Whether he fell frr?ra a train or met
with foul play.
Wholesale Prices of Produce
Flour, extra 4 50 * $
Family 5 00 a ?>
Fanoy brands 5 50 a 5 75
Wheat, longberry 0 93 a 0 95
Mixed 0 93 a 0 U5
Fultz 0 93 a 0 95
Damp and tough 0 SO a 0 95
Corn, white 0 66 a 0 70
Mixed 0 65 a 0 70
Yellow 0 Go a 0 70
Corn Meal 0 70 a 0 7 >
Rye 0 66 a 0 70
Oats, mixed, new 0 40 a 0 45
White, new 0 50 a 0 55
Clover SeetV B 00 a 950
Tlmotio^r. l 75 a 2 00
Hay 22 00 a 23 00
RlgbvjjlriDt Butter 33 00 a 33 00
Butt^H Virginia, packed 1$ 00 a 20 00
Cjflkfl Virginia 20 00 a 25 00
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