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End of a Strenuous Municipal
Former Gov. Frank Brown Thought
to Have Ambitions.
Work is Progressing on the Terminal
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Electric Line.
Sppi-lal Correspondence of The Star.
BALTIMORE. Mil.. May 4, 1907
The most picturesque mayoralty campaign
ever conducted In this city Is at an
end and the opposing forces are now resting
on their oars awaiting the battle of ballots
next Tuesday. The following tickets
are in the Hold:
Republican?For mayof, E. Clay Timanus:
for president second branch city council
(vice mayor). Samuel H. Tattersall; for
iiiv controller. ueorge k. nenner.
Democratic?For mayor, J. Barry Mahool;
for president second branch city council.
George X. Numsen; for city controller,
Harry F. Hooper.
Prohibition For mayor, John M. Hering;
for president second branch city council,
Harry E. Gilbert; for city controller, Geo.
A. Price.
Socialist?For mayor, Benjamin E. Davis;
for president second branch city council.
Joseph I*. Jarboe; for city controller, James
Twenty-four members of the first branch
of the city council and four members of the
second branch are to be chosen. The voters
will also pass upon two loan ordinances ap
proved t>y t!*e last legislature. One is to
authorize the issuance of city stock to the
amount of fl.OUU.UUU for the purpose of acquiring:
land for Are engine houses and of
constructing and reconstructing fire engine
houses. The other ordinance authorizes the
Issuance of city stock to the amount of
J1 .<*.?>.<??> for the purpose of acquiring land
for public school buildings and of constructing
and reconstructing public school
Both Sides Confident.
On the eve of the battle both parties are
extremely confident of success. The leaders
?republican and democratic?admit that the
great silent vote, for which Baltimore is
noted in politics, will determine the result,
and both sides claim this vote. Viewed from
a purely disinterested standpoint the
chances favor the election of Mahool. The
democratic party Is united today as never
before in its history of recent years, and
many of the most prominent .independents,
who for years past fought the regular organization,
have openly declared for the entire
democratic ticket. The Llnthlcum and
Brown forces, which opposed Mahool in
the primaries, have to a man bowed to the
verdict rendered last April and are now
working in the ranks of the organization.
AH the sore spots have healed and the democracy
will go to the polls In a solid
phalanx next Tuesday. This conclusion has
been reached by The Star correspondent
not as the result of talks with the democratic
leaders and campaign managers, but
through a canvass of the rank and file In
the several sections of the city, and he has
yet to find a democrat who will cut the
The same plan was adopted In regard to
the republican ticket, and many men who
supported Wachter in the primaries openly
stated to The Star correspondent that while
they would not vote for Mahool they would
remain away from the polls. The primary
campaign on the republican side was bitter.
very bitter, and while every effort has
been made to placate the Wachterltes, even
to the extent of putting one of Wachter's
running mates on the ticket with Tlmanus,
there are still hundreds of sulkers in every
ward In the city. The only hope for republican
success Is that the Independent
vote will be cast solid for Tlmanus, and
even the most sanguine of rainbow chasers
would not make such a claim. Jhere is
little possibility of any change In conditions
as they exist today, and these conditions,
as previously stated. Indicate success
for Mr. Mahool and the entire democratic
Brown for Governor.
Signs are not lacking that former Gov.
Frank Brown has his weather eye cast on
the gubernatorial chair or perhaps the
United States senatorship. He is bearing
practically all the expense of the municipal
campaign, and is in absolute control of
the city machine. If Mahool wins, as seems
likely, he will in a great measure owe his
success to Gov. Brown. It was Brown who
picked Mahool as the organization candidate;
it Is Brown who has financed his
campaign; it is Brown who has directed the
campaign, and it is Brown who will wield
a powerful Influence In the city hall in the
event of Mahool being elected. Mahool as
mayor would be able to wield a great in
nuence witn trie eight state senators from
Baltimore, and what more natural that Mabool.
If elected, should put his shoulder to
the wheel to advance any ambition of Gov.
Brown? The only candidates thus far mentioned
for the governorship are Col. Spencer
Jonea of Montgomery county and State
Treasurer Murray Vandlver. The former,
party men claim, would not prove a strong
man. Inasmuch as he is unable to control
his own county, having been defeated there
by Blair Lee. As to Vandlver, his dose
association with the old state machine for
years would drive the Independents to a
man Into the republican camp. Wartleld,
for business as well as Doiltlcal rMann> la
out of the running. Hence the friends of
Oov. Brown claim that he la the logical
candidate and that his work In the mayoralty
campaign give* him the greatest claim
for preference.
For the Senatorahlps.
From the activity displayed by certain
democrats who aspire to senatorial togas
one might be led to suppose that the fall
lection had been held and a democratic
legislature chosen. It seems probable that
In such an event Senator William Plnkney
Whyte will be returned for the short term
to All out the vacancy created by 8enator
Gorman's death. But there will be a battle
royal for the long term in the event of
democratic success next fall. Representative
J. F. C. Talbott of the second district
Is already hot foot after the toga;
former Representative Joshua Miles has
aspirations in the same direction; former
? a ?1?-?i*? -i
4V11U u?ici oiiuui aim cn^nnnes ambitions
In that direction, and there are
many others who may be counted among
the wllllng-to-W It Is reported that Frank
Brown and Joshua Miles have formed a
combination to work together, It being
agreed that Brown shall have the gubernatorial
nomination. In return for which Miles
la to be supported for the Senate. Color Is
lent to this report by the fact that Mtles
recently contributed 9?JO toward the mayoralty
campaign fund. Just why Miles,
away off In Somerset county, should make
a trip to Baltimore to hand Oov. Brown
12.10 to help elect Mahool Is what Is causing
the wiseacres of the old machine to |
Indulge In a guessing match. Miles is perhaps
the most astute politician In the state
today, and as Brown is the boss of Baltl
more iuwii mm aui*iiio uciwrru mum ana
Brown would form a coxioination hard to
beat In the matter of choosing gubernatorial
and senatorial candidates next fall.
Intercity Line Terminal.
Plans for the terminal station of the
n umiinK luu. iv? ui in ore ana Annapout electric
railway have been completed by the
architects, and are now In the contractor*'
hands, who are estimating preparatory to
submitting bids. The station will front 78
feet on Liberty street. 100 feet on Marlon
street and 00 feet on Park avenue. It will
consist of a basement, first and second
story. The skeleton frame will be of reinforced
concrete, as well as the floor and
roof construction, and the plana have been
ao designed to permit the addition of three
floors should this become accessary. The
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basement will be divided Into two ?ections.
One of these will be handsomely fitted up
as a ladles' waiting room, adjoining which
will be the men's smoking room. The other
half of the basement will be used as an Incoming
and outgoing baggage room. The
first floor will embrace the ticket offices
and places for the checking of hand baggage
and parcels. The second floor will be
used as the general offices of the company.
The design of the structure will be modern,
with strong but pleasing lines. The fronts
will be of red brick with stone and terra
cotta trimmings, presenting a rich color effect.
It Is expected that construction work
will be under way within ten days.
J. M. D.
KpeeUl Correspondence of The Star.
RICHMOND, Va., May 4, 1907.
Following the announcement by Speaker
Cardwell of the Virginia house of deleo-'jfiio
tViat ho ivmiM nnt of n n/1 fnr rf-f ]pf
"v, nvuiu ?tv?. dvuku ?"? ? ?>
tion this fall, there are nearly a score of
applicants for the position of speaker.
Among the number are Richard E. Byrd of
Winchester, who served in the last house
and who ranked as one of the more prominent
of the members of that body. Capt.
W. W. Baker of Chesterfield, another aspirant,
has served five consecutive terms In
the house, and is one of the old men of
the body. The others are John W. Churchman
of Augusta. Tipton D. Jennings of
L.ynchburg, Edwin P. Cox?of this city, C.
T. Bland of Portsmouth, D. H. Powers of
Caroline nnd Robert W. Withers of SufL
AlnntUn ~ C ...111 1
iuin. x UK? CtCCUUU U1 UlCIIlUCXa Will litftC
place in November, and the new general
assembly will meet in January, 1908. This
will be the first election under the new
constitution when all members of the legislature
are to be chosen?the members of
the senate for a term of four years and
the members of the house for two years.
The prohibition element of the state has
taken a most aggressive position, and at
every point in .which the fighting has been
forced na,ve one) they have succeeded in
winning out. The recent elections in Bristol
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iv> \wu.ii 1*1 ? tigitiia auu i cnucaocc; wnc
largely against the saloons, and Radford
aligned along with the twin city. In
Amherst county, ne^r Lynchburg, the judge
has refused to grant license, and in many
parts of the state the number of licenses
has been much reduced. In only one district
in a single county in the state has
there been a victory for the "wet" element,
and that was in York county, where
the "drys" lost out by a majority of four
votes. The impression prevails that the
larger cities of the" state will soon be called
on to vote on the matter, and there are few
who express any belief other than that the
state?if the vote for the entire state is
lanen at one time?will vote against trie
granting of license. It is known that the
anti-saloon element Is perfecting its organization
and Is making a strong presentation
of the criminal expenses of the
counties in which there are no saloons as
compared with the counties operating saloons.
Judge Rhea's Refusal.
The declination of Judge Rhea of Bristol
to accept the position on the corporation
commiss.on made vacant by the resignation
of Judge Crump occasioned some surprise
here. Several months ago it was an
nounced that Judge Rhea would accept the
vacancy caused by the expiration of the
term of Henry C. Stuart, and the reason
assigned for not accepting at this time is
that he has many legal matters in such
shape that he cannot leave them. There
Is some opposition to Judge Rhea among
the papers in that section of the state?
mostly republican organs?because of his
intpneo nar+v IavoHw TVio I"
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he will succeed Mr. Stuart In January of
next year, thus giving him a full term
of six years on the commission. Judge
Robert R. Prentiss of Suffolk, who has been
tendered the appointment, is one of the
more prominent of the younger members
of the judiciary. 11c will All Judge Crump's
unexpired term, which expires January 31,
Henry C. Stuart of Tazewell, who is to
leave the corporation commission upon the
expiration of his term, will enter tne race
for governor. That !s what his closest
personal and political friends are saying.
It is said that he will come from his section
of the state with practically the entire
vote of the democratic party. He Is a i
business man with large and varied Interests.
He would have quit the corporation
commission a year ago but for the fact
that he had begun the hearing of the railroad
cases and determined to remain until
the matter was finally adjusted. Judge
William H. Mann said a few days ago that
he was already in the race, and that he
would win. He finished next to Gov. Swanson
in the last campaign, and since that
tftne he has been hammering away and
building his organization in all parts of the
state, especially where he made the poorest
showing. Friends of Harry St. George
Tucker of Rockbridge say that he will certainly
enter the race for the nomination,
and that If he does there is little probability
that Representative William A. Jones
will do so. If Mr. Tucker decides not to
stand for the nomination, then Mr. Jones
is expected to be a candidate.
Representative Carter Glass will unquestionably
enter the contest, and he will make
a campaign that will be lively and bright
enough to suit the people. As a stumper,
with catchy and pleasing phrases, Mr. Glass
Is one of the: very best in the state. He Is
a strong man in ills own district and Is
generally well known.
Senatorial Contest.
In the Lynchburg senatorial district there
is a contest on for the nomination that is
interesting the people of the entire state.
ine contest is Dasea on tue election or a
successor to United States Senator John
W. Daniel. Senator Thomas has announced
that he will not vote for Senator Daniel to
succeed himself. Mr. Halsey says he will
vote for Senator Daniel. Senator Thomas is
attacking Senator Daniel for opposing some
of the principles laid down by William Jennings
Bryan, particularly that relative to
government control of railroads. Senator
Thomas being an ardent government-ownership
iminuau uiiitiam uti c uoviiiic ku oa v n Mat
they will do In the matter of contesting
In the.ctourts the decision of the corporation
commission in the freight and passenger
rate regulation announced a few days ago.
While It Is not stated on the authority of
any one connected with the lines which are
ordered to place their rates at 2 cents for
passenger traffic, it Is known that they will
contest and carry the case to the supreme
court of the state and then to the United
Stutes court. The record In the case Is one
of th? largest ever seen In the courts. It
contains some twenty-five thousand pages,
embracing rates, schedules, classifications.
siaiemenis or earnings, expenses ana ail
sorts of details In connection with th? operation
of the roads. If the appeal la taken
the battle will be royal, the attorney general
and Allen Caperton Braxton to represent
the commission, while all the lawyers
of all the railroads will appear for the companies.
The Loving Tragedy.
The trial of the charge of murder against
Judge William O. Loving of Nelson, for
killing Theodore Bates of that county, will
be called at the May term of the circuit
court of Nelson, beginning the 27th. It Is
not considered probable that Judge B. T.
Gordon will preside. Several years ago he
had an altercation with Judge Ixning, and
since that time Judge Gordon has been
elevated to the judiciary. Not that alone,
but Judge Loving's counsel, Aubrey E.
Strode, a member of the state- senate when
Gordon was made judge, made a vigorous
fight against Gordon and supported another
gentleman. The belief Is that the case will
not be tried In Nelson county, for the reason
that the people have freely discussed
the killing and have expressed an opinion.
The mo9t reliable information In connection
with the unfortunate tragedy is that
vounc: Estes committed no act that forfeit
(ni his life to the state or to the father of
i the foung lady. Judge I.oving. from all
accounts, has made a fearful and ghastly
mistake. Not a word has been learned to
show that the attentions or conduct of
young Estes were not correct In every
particular. ,
The police of this city have been Informed
of the arrest of a man giving his
name as Nelson B. Sears, alias William H.
Oeer, alias W. A. W. Dwlght. alias George
U. Meyer, alias J. B. Rowan, alias R. A.
Meyer, alias J. R. Mott and several others
the last being A. C. Bates. The man is t
noted forger. He succeeded In getting I
bunch of loose checks of, the Merchants
National Bank of this city, and he mad<
for the west. He succeeded in unloading
more than a score of these, affixing th<
name of E. B. Taylor Company. Eacl
check was for $24.75. Chicago, St. Louis
Freeport, 111., Evanston. Ind., and othei
places were visited and the man sole
checks in each place. He was nabbed ai
Freeport. He Is wanted In Boston anc
Chicago, and the police of this city hav<
asked that he be held for them. The mar
operated here several years ago under th?
name of Meyer.
Special Correspondence of Tbe Star.
The members of the Rockville Baptist
Church are in the midst of a lively contest
over the selection of a site for the proposed
new house of worship. The contending
forces represent those who favor building
where the present structure stands, and
those who think a more centrally located
site should be selected. The question came
up for a vote several weeks ago, and at
that time the two sides were shown to be
equal In strength, the vote being a tie.
Since then neither faction has been asleep,
although no one will admit that "electioneering"
has been in nronrress- Hunrtnv Mnv
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12, another vote will be taken.
Nearly all of the older members are understood
to favor the present site. The opposition
declares that they are influenced in
the stand they have taken solely by sentimental
reasons. That, however. Is denied,
it being claimed that the present site is a
good one, and that It would be nothing
short of extravagance to locate elsewhere,
as there Is no possibility of disposing of the
present property at anything like its value.
Those favoring a new site take the position
that t lio nrno/.nt 1 ~ ~ ~ ; ~ * - *
v.iv i/ivociii luvauun ics uui ui me way,
and the fact that a cemetery adjoins It
adds to its undeslrabllity. They assert that
the new building should be on the main
street of the town.
If the difficulty regarding the site is
amicably adjusted, it is understood to be
probable that building operations will soon
be Btarted. It Is said that no difficulty will
be experienced in increasing the building
fund to $4,0U0, and as Col. Spencer C.
Jones, whose father was for a number of
years pastor of the church, has pledged
himself to double every dollar raised by the
other members of the constreKation. the
building committee will have $8,000 with
which to begin operations.
Lad Kills an Eagle.
The capture of a bald-headed eagle measuring
nine feet and two inches from tip to
tip is what the nine-year-old son of Cassidy
Llnthlcum of the vicinity of Clarksburg,
this county, accomplished on his
father's farm a few days ago. The bird
had been hovering about the place for sev
erai uays, ana Mr. I^lnthicum shot at It a
number of times with a rifle, one- ball. It is
thought, Injuring its wing. The little fellow
spied the eagle in a tree near the
Llnthicum home, and he began to bombard
it with stones. He struck the bird on the
head and knocked it to the ground, and
then set upon it with a club.
The pupils of the Rockville Grammar
School last evening gave an entertainment
in jthe opera house. It was attended by a
gathering that tilled the large hall and a
large sum was realized for the school libra!
y fund. The affair was In charge of
the teachers of the school, including Misses
Ella V. Ricker, Virgie Brewer, Lucy Garrett,
Elberta Rice, Frances S. Horner swid
Muiy oiewpr, aiju rroi. o. a. Lenman. ine
program consisted of drills, tableaux, recitations,
solos, choruses and the rendition of
the comedy "Fortunes of War."
At the recent annual meeting of the
Sandy Spring Lyceum the following officers
were elected: President, Joseph Bond; secretary,
Miss Dorothy Brooke; treasurer, Mr.
Samuel B. Wetherald. A feature of the
meeting was the reading of a history of
Sandy Spring and vicinity by Miss Rebecca
T. Miller.
The Enterprise Club of Olney and Colesville
districts was entertained a few days
ago by Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bond "at
Committed to Jail.
Joseph Meekins, a fifteen-year-old colored
resident of this vicinity, was committed
to jail yesterday by Justice of the Peace
Reading to await trial on the charge of assault
with intent to kill. It is alleged that
yesterday afternoon he attempted to kill
his stepfather, Charles E. Gibbs, by discharging
the contents of a double-barrel
shotgun at him.
Robert Aitcheson of the vicinity of Burtonsville,
this county, through Attorneys
Dallam & Marbury of Baltimore and Edward
C. Peter of Rockville. has Instituted
suit In the circuit court at this place
against Alexander B. Carr and Marie Antoinette
Carr, his wife, to compel the specific
performance of an alleged contract for
the sale of a farm.
Blue Bell, the handsome sorrel pacer belonging
to Mr. Charles Veirs of this vicinity
dropped dead on the race track at the fair
grounds here yesterday afternoon.
It is understood to be probable that the
case against Conrad Royer, under indictment
in the circuit court at this place for
are alleged poisoning of cattle belonging
to Oliver G. Henley, a Laytonsville district
farmer, will be tried at the June term of
wui v.
J. B. Cobb of Washington, who was arrested
on the Conduit road by Deputy Sheriff
Collins on the charge of violating the
Maryland automobile law by not displaying
the number of his Maryland license, was
given a hearing before Justice of the Peace
Mahlon Austin yesterday. He was fined |10.
Other News Matters.
The funeral of Lycurgus Eagle, who died
at Ms home here Tuesday evening after a
long illness, took place yesterday afternoon
from his late residence. The services were
conducted bv Rev. Ernest T... Wonlfe ?inr
of the church, and the interment wai in
Rockvllle cemetery.
The Rockvllle Woman's Club held itt
regular bi-weekly mee- ng yesterday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Robert N. Bayllss.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Nourse of
Darnestown have issued invitations to the
marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary
Helen Nourse. and Mr. W. Morris Haines.
The ceremony will be performed the after
noon of Wednesday, May IS, in the Damestown
Presbyterian Church.
As a result of the work of the tax assessors
for the various districts of the
county the taxable basis of the county
will, It Is said, be Increased about *400.000,
being about double the increase of last
At the reient session of the orphans'
court the last will and testament of Mary
McP. Russell was llied for probate and
record. Letters of administration on the
estate of Susan Davis were granted to
Annie Houck, bond 11,000. The last will
and testament of Elizabeth C. Hushes
was admitted to probute and record, and
letters were granted to M. Wade Hughes,
bond $1,500, and letters of administration
on the estate of John Mulllcan were granted
"to J. Arthur Mitlllcan, bond $1,000.
The will of Miss Mary McPherson Russell,
who died in Washington a lew days ago,
has been filed for probate in the office of
the register of wills here. The entire estate
of the testator is bequeathed to her niece,
Miea I.ucy Briscoe Russell, who is named
as sole executrix.
County Medical Society Meeting.
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FALLS CHURCH. V*.. May 4, 1907.
The Medical Society of Fairfax county
met here la?t Thursday. The president.
Dr. O. H. Coumbe of Vienna, presided, and
the following members were In attendance:
Drs. C. R. Dufour, Oscar Wilkinson and T.
C. Quick of Washington, D. C.; F. M.
Brooks of Fairfax, A. O. Coumbe of Vienna,
R. M. Slaughter of Theological Seminary.
J. P. Smallwood of West Palls Church, and
Geo. B. Fadeley of Palls Church. A number
of questions of interest to the medical
fraternity were discussed. Dr. Dufour ex
htblted and demonstrated the iiae of the
newest Instrument* In nasal, throat and
bronchial treatment. Dr. Wilkinson read a
paper on tonsllttis and tonsillotomy. The
subject of the proposed wholesale condemnation
and destruction of dairy cattle
by the health authorities of Washington
was discussed, and a resolution was adopted
criticising such action on the part of the
health officers of the District as being
without Justification, and eating attention
to tho. .hardship imposed upon the dairymen
i by suck drastic action.
! Agreement in. Restraint of
| Trade Voluntarily Abandoned.
1 How Senator Clark's Road Got Business
in California.
Aftermath of Evidence Secured by In
terstate Commerce
m Commission.
[ v. Official
Information reached the Interstate
commerce commission yesterday of the cancellation
of a traffic agreement entered Into
on June 18, 1003, between the Southern Pa
w?w wva?(/t?u j anu lira Odll CU1 U| XAJO Ali"
geles and Salt Lake Railroad Company.
In the opinion of the commission the abrogation
of the agreement Is of the highest
Importance. The facts concerning ft were
developed at the inquiry recently conducted
by the commission Into the relations of the
Southern Pacific Company with other corporations,
and were made the subject of
much discussion, *t was known to be the
opinion of members of the interstate commerce
commission that the agreement was
In restraint of trade, and that It might subject
the officials who entered Into It to prosecution
under the Sherman anti-trust act.
Notification of the abrogation or the
agreement was received by the commission
In the form of a letter from R. S. Lovett of
New York oiptiopoI ??
, 0 ui ure ouuLueni
Pacific Company. Mr. Lovett assigns as
the reason for the cancellation of the agree
ment the enactment of a statute by the
California legislature, which prohibits contracts
restricting competition.
Mr. Lovett's Explanation.
The text of Mr. Lovett's letter follows:
Southern Pacific Company,
Law Department,
NEW YORK, May 3, 1907.
Interstate Commerce Commission, Washinctr?rt
T? o
? I,
Gentlemen: The California legislature, at
its last sessi'on, enacted a statute (the text <
of which I have not seen) designed, as I am
advised, to prohibit contracts restricting
competition, and counsel of the Southern <
Pacific Company in that dtate, and of the
San Pedro, Los Ange es and Salt Lake
Railroad Company advise that the validity <
of the contract, dated June 18, 1003, between
the Southern Pacific Company and '
the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake <
Railroad Company, designated "Traffic
agreement," would be open to ohmhh" 1
me taMng effect of said act. In consequence ,
of such advice the two companies named
agreed to abrogate, cancel and annul, and (
have entered into an agreement, dated April (
IB, 1907, abrogating, canceling and annulling
the said agreement. I inclose herewith <
a copy of the said agreement, dated April ,
15, 1907.
As the contract of June 18. 1903, was in- i
troduced in evidence and was the subject ,
of more or less discussion in the Inquiry
recently conducted by you into the rela- '
tions between the Southern Pacific Company
other corporations, it seems proper
lh>t I "
- * s,iuuiu jniorm you ol its cancellation. 1
I am sending copy of the enclosed agreement
and of this letter to Messrs. Kellogg
and Severance of St. Paul.
Very respectfully,
(Signed) R. S. LOVETT,
Contract Specifically Cancelled.
The agreement referred to by Mr. Lovett ,
provides that "for good consideration to
each by the other paid, the receipt whereof
Is hereby acknowledged, it Is covenanted 1
and agreed, by and between the parties
hereto, that said agreement between the
parties hereto,* of date June 18, 1903. and i
oonY\ onH "*
...u c.cijr jjaii inercor oe, and the
same is, hereby cancelled, abrogated and '
annulled, so that no part of the same shall (
hereafter be of any binding force or validity
as between the parties hereto, or other- '
wise." (
It will be recalled that a part of the commission's
Inquiry into the operations of the <
Harriman Hnes, Including the Southern
Pacific Company, was conducted at Los (
Angeles, Cal. In that Inquiry, J. Ross Clark,
an official of the San Pedro line and a *
brother of former United States Senator .
W. A. Clark, president of th? Ran
road, admitted, on the stand, that he under- J
stood, when the traffic agreement was made
between his road and the Southern Pacific
that for ninety-nine years on the class of
traffic mentioned in the agreement the San <
Pedro officials could not make a change of ,
rate without the consent of the Southern
Pacific. Mr. Clark further said that that 1
provision was not put into the agreement t
at the instance of his line. The examlna- j
tion then continued: r
Commissioner Lane?Why did you consent
to the making of a contract with that *
provision In? 1
How Clark's Road Secured Privileges. |
Mr. Clark?Why, that let ue into south
ci ii vatiivi ma. iiitio 10 a yiuvioiuii m
there that they can Interchange business 1
with us on the same terms as they inter- 1
change with the Santa Fe Company. Now, -r
at that time we had probably a little over *
100 miles of railroad In southern California, f
and that would give us access by Inter- |
change to 300 additional miles already constructed
toy the Southern Pacific In opera- c
tion. e
Commissioner Lane?You say that lets J
you Into southern California. Could you ^
not have gotten In without that? 1
Mr. Clark: "In time, yes, sir, at an enormous
expense. Those lines were already
constructed and In operation." c
In response to further inquiries, Mr. Clark 1
said the contract applied only to "local /
traffic," that is, traffic picked up in Call- i
rornia ana iaia uuwn wiuim me siaie. s
When his attention was called to a c
clause of the contract which provided that i
no charge should be made in the rates un- r
less such change be made necessary by l
some requirement of state or national law, a
and he was asked by Attorney Severance, r
for the commission, if that did not show \
clearly that Jt was never the intention y
that the provision should apply to traffic a
local In the state of California, Mr. Clark, r
after some urging, said he would not un- a
dertake to answer that question. Mr. Clark j
admitted further that he was unable to ]
give any reason for the Insertion of the
nrnviiinn in th? contract. He could not
Bay that the provlalon had been drafted by a
Mr. Harrlman or Mr. Harrlman'a asso- ?
elates, but he wai quite positive that It was j,
not drawn by the San Pedro road offlclala. s,
Agreed Not to Construct Competing e
Boad. n
It developed from the traffic agreement a
and from further examination of Mr. Clark ^
that the San Pedro Company ha<r agreed jj
not to construct, during the life of the con- m,
tract, additions to Ita main line or branch al
lines that would be In competition wlthH
the Oregon Short Line, "northward of the ?
parallel of Salt Lake City, Utah." *
What effect the abrogation of the agree- c
ment will have on the pending investigation ?
into the Harrliaan lines Is yet problem- f
atlcal, but the announcement of the cancel- 31
latlon of the agreement is received by the
Interstate commerce commission with great *
gratification. ^
Bobbery Reported.
William H. Beck, who came here to at- '
. .. .. _ .. B
tend tne unveiling or me jscuenan statue, j,
reported to the police last night that he had f<
been robbed. He said his room In a hotel
was entered and a gold watch, a string of
wooden beads and a pair of cuff buttons *
were abstracted. Detectives Grant and
Berman were assigned to make an lnves- 1
tlgatlon of the case. Gen. Beck has gone 01
to Warrenton, Va. >
Washington Camp. No. 34, Patriotic Order
Sons of America, presented a handsome tl
American flag to Kennedyville, Md., 'public o
school yesterday. John C. Davis acted as n
master of ceremonies. Presentation ad- ii
dresses were made by William F. Russell, si
Thomaa D. Bowers and Harrison W. t<
Victors, Jr. . . _ li
+ .
:: HOU
Ggg KL
4? fw!
e ? 7*i
V This English Perambul
T bottle-green body, with re;
7 coach finish; well upholsti
T* good hood, heavy rubber
T finest quality steel gearing; <
I $21.75
s ? Room-size Tapestry Br
;? sels Rugs, 9x10.6; seve
= ? good patterns; only
!? '
; Mattings
. n And they speak eloquer
s n if you have a care as to whei
. 9 caution in its selertK>"c of
. This neat Golden Oj
J* Dresser, with swelled upp
T drawers and tasteful car
T* ings; French bevel-pla
* mirror. <t"> ">i
Y Frice only
fti ij^.i?i fi i aa jgj ,s- jplt s-jsl
LANSBURGH & BRO. announces a
>f high-grade suits at low-grade p
rhe store happeji3 to have more garr
:han usual at this season of the year,
o remedy conditions the stock must b
luced. These suits are of the newest
llr.ht a?A
utrr oiuufl, iiKni-ncigiiL uuveii> iuiai
jeautifully tailored and trimmed. A
ion is also called to especially c
ines of black and colored dress g
Some of these are from the foremost Ai
an mills, others are Imported, and al
>erfect In fabric and shade. Silks wi
mother attractive feature of the week
lew arrivals including black pon
labutals, etc., and taffetas In many be
ul colors. Householders will be Inter
n the sections devoted to mattings,
i/Mrarn ond o/Hliatd K1A mrt v
uytio anu nujuavaiuiv IKMUTTUVU ov. i
md also In the special sale of bedspr
i. linen sale will be another feature o
veek, the store, n ies customary way,
ng cut prices on linen for early May
if their annual May sale of undermu!
["he stock represents the most desi:
American and French goods, and' the pi
t is stated, are less than it would cos
tore to duplicate them today. Very e:
irHinnrv vaIiipc ntTt*rf*i1 In hanrl-i
french lingerie made of the very f
aaterlals, embroidered and trimmed
aces and ribbons. Other undermu
.re made of fine, soft cambric or nalni
nade in a variety of styles and trln
pith lace, embroidery, French tucks,
k. special sale of sample suits will
nother feature of the week. They
ecently purchased from a manufact
.1 a greatly reduced price, and consi:
'rince Chap suits and tight-fitting c
There are also a few voiles In colors.
8. KANN, SONS ft CO. announce t
nnnal a xr oo 1 a nf nn<^ArtDaa ? Tkarn
uiiuai luu j uu11 wi n t . J. uvi ?iany
different kinds, and as the unusi
ite season has forced the manufacture)
ell out at a sacrifice women will fir
conomlcal to select their entire seat
eeds tomorrow.
An announcement of bargains In 1
nd embroideries Is always attractive,
a pa because women know to a cent
tunk annh trlmmlntfa kmtU r<nat
lUi.ll BUMt >U 1UMU1UBO Siivruiu V.WOL,
now that when advertised by this (In
pedal sale prices there is certain to
wing in money.
S. Kann, Sons & Co. remember the n
f the June bride, the fair girl grad
nd those who will celebrate their
ommunlon and take part in the May
esslons. They have, therefore, arrai
special sale of splendid white silks
r 1_
The big sale of flne coats, which
uch a sensation on Saturday, Is to
Inue during the first days of the pre
Black silks still have a very promt
bowing among the spring fabrics, an
root goods a black mohair Sicilian
erves special mention, as nothing b<
or a traveling suit or coat oould
bat iia nnvAT. Mat "oDenlni
cheduled for this week, and white rail
i the keynote. The new lingerie, obaei
he requirement* of Dame- Favhlon, is
cmibtnatton garment. Two and three p
re combined Into one, and milady Is g
lie smaller tapering waist and less ro
arm that fashion dictates.
But there are various stratas, and ben
ie white lingerie Is the ribbed union
r separate vests and pants. These
lents fit the form like a glove while y
lg to every motion as naturally as <
kin. The famous corset experts, who
> be in attendance during the May "a
W." are said to be very grogounee
?+ i* 'I1 '! 'I11!' > ? !' 'I
s<? ftHerr
. aTcYE(I)
fmk Is what every one seeks in bi
l j We have a superb line of the k
> ui iiiviii. i\iui nm iii^ luuavu
ket, the kind we have adopt
1 strongly to us, being construc
L on scientific principles, givinj
/A ? cold, dry air circulation and
the same time doing so witJ
^~f less amount of ice than is i
manded by the poorer kinds.
V IIT- --11 A.I --
\v e sen uiese summer co
forts at-the same interestin]
lator, l?w prices at which other ho
gular furnishings are sold here;
ered; other words, at monev savings
tires, you.
3nly we offer a "Star" Hardwc
Refrigerator with zinc lining a
charcoal sheathing, 32 pounds
us- capacity, for as little as
Have the Floor.
ltly of cool cleanliness and long service
-e you buy them. This store uses great
this now-so-popular floor covering; is
watchful that every roll is made
from properly cured material,
so that fiber strength is assured
; careful that the wearing
qualities are _there as well as
beauty .in design.
We've been fortunate in se?curing
for this season's selling
jgfi: %some of the best-bargains that
have ever been presented to our
buyer. Our good fortune will
g??i be yours, if you'll let it.
We offer a heavy China Mat
ting for as low as, yard,
M 15c
The Handsoiri
x nai 10 auuvvii "CI v, UU11I UJJCI1
folded, well built, with finest q
ity steel gearing and rubber-t
wheels. Pi
er 1
Ism w
?** *1
HQ their indorsement of this Swiss ribbed
dergarment and the combination linger
In logical sequence come the new w
dresses, and three illustrations are gl
1 aptly named "Irrisistible," "Siinplic
. and "Jumper." Little priced garments
rices. so 0ften associated with lack of good t
nents that one's attention is riveted to the?c
and tures with real pleasure.
je re_ The separate lingerie shirt waist and
white shirt to accompany It are represei
sum' with eight pictures, to which are added
urea, tailed descriptions and prices that helj
tten- make the Palais Royal page seasonably
holce tractive.
oods. (JOLDENBERG'S will open the w
meri- with big domestic specials. These barg:
1 are include "mill ends" of plain color ch;
>11 be bray- wit'' gingham llnlsh, in llgnt D
. . pink, gray, etc.; warranted fast colore
lne superior grade of yard-wide camb
gees, bleached sheets for double beds, and |
autl- cales In dots, stripes, checks, and ot
ested neat designs. Ah undermuslin sale will
11 another feature of the week. This e*
' has been planned for months In advai
eens, and should appeal to the woman who II
eads. dainty and serviceable lingerie. These {
f the ments are of the best materials and
hav- most approved styles, and are offered
the bargain prices for which this stori
famed. The American Lady corset will
otice an Interesting speMal, the sale comprii
" o m/l morlro/1 ti*
3UI18. omuyica onu ocvwuuo, uitu tuui nvu v*v
rable at a price that make them wonderful t
Ices, gains.
t the Other bargains for the week will i
mra- brace French organdie at half price;
Tiade ported swlss, mohairs and Sicilians. 1
lnest curtains and combs of every sort, in
with new fancy shapes.
imed "ounces a showing of lingerie dres
etc suitable for graduation purposes. Als<
I display of many new models In tallo
were ltaen "ults, and novelties In rajah and 1
feta suits, dresses, separate coats i
[ure^ aUlrt.
oats The millinery section shows many r
models in hats to be worn with the Ugh
summer fabrics.
.h.<_ The waist section has just opened varl
, ? new styles In plain tailored waists.
. 11 v The skirt section shows new styles
1, }? voile, silk, linen and Panama; also
id It var'ety?of ^lain white skirts.
ion s JULIUS GARFINKLE ft CO. make
special showing, of white dresses. Th
?ces are suitable for wear at commencemei
P*1"" for the evening- and for the seashore. '
no* styles are varied and the fabric Is up
an<T the highest standard. Attention Is also
al vlted to an unusually fine line of cc
& suitable for street, steamer, carriage, a
and evening wear, and, too, new and si
e 8 Ish arrivals In women's watsts and separ
pro- MAYER & CO. extend a cordial invl
nged tlon to open an account at their store,
'or the prices are marked In plain figures, i
no Interest or other extra charges are mi
was for the convenience of the most llbe
con- credit terms.
sent Their advertisement, on another page
The Star, auotes special bargains for
nent coming week on go-carts, odd parlor f
d In nlture. toilet sets, sideboards, china clou
de- an<i dressers of the better qualities.
ha w rt unairji a bomb ??ii
* line of bargains In furniture and fl<
coverings especially suitable to this s
t" Is son of the year. The Moses furniture t
ment floor polishes include a special wax pol
-vlng for weathered oak pieces.
i tho '
leces GIDDINGB A STEELE announce a c
riven solution sale of their entire vtock. Pri
tuna nave wen cui, it is iiaitu, witnoui regi
to th? value of tb? goods, which incli
ieath odd roles of Japanese and China mattti
suits one lot of Brussels, velvet and Axmlns
gar- remnants at special values, and rugs
leld- Smyrna, Persian, Wilton and other weav
me's together wtth new spring Shanghai matt
i are rugs, at great reduction in price.
Ha 9. JUCH'B SONS are abowing a ce
m|I ^ 1*^'^
try or |
mann 1
ping Quality f
lying a Refrigerator or an Ice Chest.
ind that do all that could be demanded
into the merits of the best in the mared
is the one that appeals the most
. , -??
This Handsome 3 - piece Bed- jj*
room Suite; golden oak with ser- X
pentine - front Dresser; Carved "T
Bed with roll foot; d? | pa "T
excellent finish 1 ?Ol/ "f*
We are always glad to ar- X
range Credit terms to suit.
? 1 ?*
le Reed Go-Cart |
un- plete assortment of the newest fashions
le. in pumps and ties, which the Arm states
hite represents the most comprehensive variety
ven. ever offered by this progressive shoe shop,
ity" Specially desirable modela are Purls ties
are of brown castor; of Sea Island cotton, in
aste white and in colors to match dainty aumplc
raer gowns; "regent" pumps In white calf,
"colonial" pumps of tan, Russia and patthe
ent calf, and a new consignment of men's
ited and women's black and tan calf and patent
<3e- calf riding boots of the most exclusive fashJ
to ions.
that It is offering the finest furni
lure ai unurrBeuiug yi ivcu vu ticuu
J-lns terms, and that each purchaser is given a
am- certificate of guarantee which provides that
lue, in case of death all payments cease and
'I a the account will be canceled,
per- WM H'AHN & OO.?The May Bales of
her footwear at the three shoe houses coni
be ducted by this firm represent every style
^ent that has won popularity for style and durnce,
ability, and all at the moderate prices for
kes which Wm. Hahn & Co. are noted. Womrar
en's graceful low shoes include the Venus,
the handsome, easy, and one ofr the best-wearat
lng shoes ever shown here; Edna May
e Is pumps and Oxfords, in black and tan
I be leathers. In the lead in men's footwear
litlff o pa KAn/>lt.maHa Iaot ahnai In all tViu mnct
iwn novel styles of black, tan or patent cult;
>ar- also such special styles as buckle Oxfords,
"flans Par" and "Black Raven." This
em- house 1s an authority on shoes for boys
lm- and girls.
the BOX MAROHJE states that new suits are
arriving every day. Especial attention Is
called to the "Rajah" models. This llirhtan
weight material in brown, gray, navy, royal
ses and champagne, Is made up Into Frlnco
' a Chap, TujXdo and Eton styles, and trimmed
red with self and contrasting colors. In uddl:af
tion to the Rajah, the house Is showing " w
""1 styles In pongee, white serge, Panama and
tropical worsteds.
Yacht Again In Service.
oua The United states Fish Commission yacht
ln Phllarope, which arrived here about t?n
a days ago from the Massachusetts roast
showing signs of hard service, lis* lw?-n
given a general overn&ullng and a coat of
' a fresh paint, and when she came Into poit
ese yesterday morning she looked us If she
1ta, was ln service for the first tiro* The
l*K? TH.II?.??? I? f ? hn
l"? riiuarufe u> uum? uuij ao a it-uuv> ><> ?.,*j
to aliad propagating station at Bryan's Point.
in- Md., and with the launch Tern Is employed
ats In gathering the oggs of the shad rrom the .
uto flsliermen down river and taking them to
Lyl- the station, where they are put thro ugh the
ate process of hatching.
ita- Enterprise Said to Be Abandoned.
' It Is reported that the company which *i>s
J'}'1 organised by Norfolk and Newport News
1 , parties to operate a line of steamer* be:ral
tween this city and Old Point and Norfolk
h>a abandoned tha enterprise and the Nor
?' folk and Washington Steamboat Company
*"e Will continue to be the only line operating
UJ"" boat* on the Chesapeake from this city,
eta Early In the winter the new company purchased
a wharf lease In this city and the
steamer River Queen and other property
to of the Independent Steamboat and Barge
CK>r Company, but no work has been done on
ea" the wharf, which Is at the foot of N street
ik ??uthwest. to put It In shape for service.
* " and erven should the work be started now
it would be well Into the summer before the
? pier would be ready for use as a landing
place for steamboats. The company t\at
reported to have purchased three steamt
Via nneth
uuaio iii mw uv? v??.
ide ,
tfr Alfred R. Craw, aged fourteen vear>. and
In Harold Craw, aged twelve years, charged
es, with having forged a check In New Yoik
Ing ?ta.te. were arretted at San Franclaco 4
Thursday. They were aont to a juvenile
detention home to be held for the arrival
?B- of an officer from the ?ul m

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