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richness of tone, evenness of ac
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"MARCELLA SEMBRICII."
The same rare quality of tone that
commends the Weber to such great
artists as Sembrioh and ?'anvjjo also
makes it the ideal Piano for the
home. This is the eighth consecu
tive season that the Weber has
hern the official and exclusive piano
of the Conried Metropolitan f)pera
Company, over sixty Weber l'p
riglits and Grands being required
to. supply th<- demand of the la
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La feipp
Is a nerve-wrecking disease. It
affects, the whole nervous system.
When the Heart, lungs or stom
ach is weak, it is sure to leave it
in a bad condition. These after
effects arc really more serious
than the disease. Dr. Miles' Nerv
ine should always be taken to
strengthen and build up the nerv
ous system. #
?'1 bail ? !"?*? Sjvll of the jrrip ?xtii<-b weak
ened ray mmt' b and brnicht on extreme nerr
ouaneML I was inil?lr? for montbs. I bought
a bottle of Pr. Miles' Nerrlrie arid a boi of
the Nerre and Uver Pills and I hadn't taken
ori" Mttle l?fore 1 bCfHI to t(d better. My
>f'nra'"b grpvr stronger and mv bowels finally
got back to tbelr normal ?mdi?Ion."
Mr>. ii. O. THORN1U R??.
North Baltimore, Ohio.
If first bottle fail? to benefit, money back.
Miles' Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
The Only American
Champagne to receive a
Gold Medal at Paris Exposi
tion was?
Great Western
Extra Dry
Champagne
It is recognized by Paris
ians to be equal to the
best French brands, and
is made by the same
methods, from the
sanae quality cham
pagne grape as the
most select imported
champagnes.
The absence of duty
reduces the cost 50,%.
Try Great Western.
WANTED.
Boys with bicycles can
obtain employment in our
Messenger Department.
Appiiy to
Postal Telegraph
Cable Co..
1345 Penna. Ave.
f-in-?2d
COKE Very
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-There are several too,! reasons for
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satisfactory and th? most emromleui
fuel to use. We ll supply ?,u cote
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FLOOD DANGER PAST
POTOMAC SLOWLY SUBSIDING.
RIVER FRONT PRECAUTIONS.
Reports from tlie* upper Potomac last
night were to the effect that th<i water
was slowly falling: and that the dan
ger of a flood had passed. At several
points along the river, it Is reported,
the water covered the banks of the Chesa
peake and Ohio canal, but there were no
serious breaks. The water covered Spen
cer's lock, opposite Harpers Ferry, yes
tesday. and there was some water in
the cellars of buildings on Shenandoah
street in the town, but it did not reach
the street. At Sir Johns run the wa
ter was within six inches of the tracks
<>f the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
while at Falling Waters last night the
water had reached the girders of the
bridge of the Cumberland Valley rail
road and was rising.
The small streams, in Frederics and
Washington counties. Md.. were terri
bly swollen yesterday, and several land
slides ocurred on the line of the West
ern Maryland railroad, the largest hav
ing occurred about twenty miles from
Cumberland, where about 100 feet of
the tracks were covered with snow
unci tnud. Reports indicate that more
trouble was experienced along the
Shenandoah river titan along the Po
tomac, the river being far out of its
banks in Clarke and Jefferson counties.
The high water caused the closing of
the new electric power plant ^t Mill
vine. about six miles from Harpers
Ferry, resulting in putting beveral
towns in darkness. Winchester. Berry
ville and Charles Town being affected.
It is stated that the Shenandoah river
was higher yesterday than since 1870.
River Front Precautions.
Anticipating unusually high water last
night or at high tide this morning Ueut.
J. R. Sutton had members of his com
mand remain on duty at the harbor pre
cinct for emergency duty. ^ergt. Dean
remained there until an early hour this
morning, and had the police boat Vigilant
ready for service, but the flood did not
materialze. The boat made a trip from
the foot of 7th street to Georgetown and
return yesterday afternoon. It was with
difficulty that Georgetown was rcached,
there being an unusually swift current In
the Georgetown channel, and logs, trees
and drift material making the trip a trou
blesome venture.
All along the river front the members
of the crew noticed activity on the part
of merchants in moving property to
places of safety. Owners of boats were
seen making their lines fast and arrang
ing them in position to insure safety. The
big float in front of the house of the
Washington Canoe Club, near the Aque
duct bridge, went adrift, and the harbor
police were asked to make an effort to re
store it to the club. The float is about
tiftv feet long and is valued at about $600.
Men were about the river front all yes
terday afternoon and today landing drift
wood. Some of them ventured out in
small craft, fastened ropes about heavy
logs or pieces of timber and towed them
ashore. Some of those so engaged brought
sufficient wood ashore to last them a year
or more. .
WINS $10,000 AIRSHIP PRIZE.
Henry Farman Makes & Circular
Kilometer at Paris.
PARIS. Jan Airy 14.?Henry Farman,
the French aeronaut, yesterday won the
Deutsche-Archdeacon prize of $10,000 by
making a circular kilometer in an airship
heavier than air.
The successful flight was made in the
presence of an official committee of the
Aero Club, the time being 1 minute tiS
seconds.
The flight took place over a field at
Issy. five miles southwest of Paris, in the
presence of M. Archdeacon. M. Santos
Dumont. Count de la Vaulx. Capt. Ferber.
M. Bleriot and a score of other enthu
siastic aeronauts, besides hundreds of
spectators.
Wtth the preliminary run of 100 yards
over the ground the aeroplane had risen
to a height of twelve or fifteen feet be
fore it reachd the starting pole. Then,
with outstretched wings, it sailed away
across the field at a height of from twen
ty-five to fifty feet, going twenty-four
miles an hour. As it approached the outer
mark, it described a graceful curve, de
scending slightly the while.
Thf turn was successfully completed,
the wind righted the machine and the
aeroplane came sailing home on an even
keel. As it passed the finish mark. Far
man cut off the power, and the machine,
descended lightly to the earth amid
cheers.
The motor used has eight cylinders and
developed 50-horsepower. It weighs 116
pounds. The manufacturers of the motor
also win a medal.
The Aero Ciub will give a banquet next
Thursday evening, when Farman will be
presented with the prize he won yester
day and the gold club medal.
As the outer mark is r?12 meters from
the start, it is estimated that with the
curve described the aeroplane covered a
distance of meters.
Aeronauts consider this exploit the great
est since M. Santos-Dumont circum
navigated the Eiffel Tower in a dirigible
balloon, and as being of far more pros
pective value.
PIPES FAVORITE SMOKE.
More Than Half the American Crop
Consumed in Them.
NEW YORK. January 14.?Pipe smok
ers consume jnore than half of all to
bacco grown in the United States, ac
cording to Vice President Harris of the
American Tobacco Company, while testi
fying yesterday in the government suit
against the company.
Mr. Harris said his company never has
attempted to obtain a foothold in the plug
tobacco trade in Canada, as the interests
now in control of that market appear to
be too solidly intrenched.
George P. Butler, formerly of the Butler
& Butler Company, which was purchased
by tfie American Tobacco Company, said
that of his own Volition he had signed an
agreement not to go into business in this
country again in fifteen years, and that
in the year and a half in which his com
pany operated independently its business
wius very profitable.
Asked if an independent concern could
succeed today with existing opposition, he
replied that it could easily succeed If it
were properly managed and had sufficient
capital.
Mr. Butler told of various grades turned
over by his concern to the American To
bacco Company, many of them popular
brands of cigarettes :Mid smoking tobacco,
lie also told of the Golden Belt Manufac
turing Company, a New Jersey corpora
tion. with a capital of *700.000, ftt per
cent of which was owned by the Ameri
can company. The corporation had a con
tract with the American Supply Company,
he said, to furnish it with the bags uused
by the American company in the market
ing of smoking tobacco. The contract,
made in 10o4 for five years, fixed the
price of the bags in accordance with the
quotations on raw cotton.
The witness stated that 454.000.00t> bags
were used in 1007. principally for two
brands.
Telephone at Sea Reported a Failure
ASBURY PARK. N. J. January 14.'
It i? learned here from letters received
by friends of one of the ch'ef electricians
now serving with Evans' battleship fle?t
that telephonic communication which was
relied on to supplant the wireless sys
tem at sea is practically a failure. TTle
system has been tried, according to the
electrician, and found wanting. While
connection is easily form<M between the
big ships, the communications are a
Jumble of sounds, so frequently inter
rupts that the system had to be aban
doned for practical uses, and the fle?*
Is now using the wireless telegraph sys
teni exclusively.
The writer says that failure to pre
serve the are between two sets of in
struments is the cause of the breakdown
of the system. Almost as soon as con
nections arc made they arc broken, and
only portions of the messages can be
received. The War Department, it is un
derstood. has not lost hope that the in
vention will be finally perfected.
NARROWLY AVERTED
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B. AND O. TRAINS IK DANGER
OF DEMOLITION.
It is stated thaf a disaster was nar
rowly averted yesterday afternoon be*
tween Rockville and Randolph stations
on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The
atmosphere was perfectly clear, and the
engineer threw on the airbrakes as soon
as he discovered a target set against him.
This probably saved a number of lives
and prevented a terrible crash.
As on the night of the TerVa Cotta
wreck engine No. 2120 was following close
on the heels of another train, both on the
same track, and both bound for Wash
ington. The engineer of engine No. 2110
ran by a red target, as did the engineer
the night of the wreck; but yesterday
the engineer sighted the red target in time,
and made preparations to return to the
block tower and wait for a clear track.
Train No. 8. known as the Chicago ex
press. was speeding at a lively clip for
Washington, where it was du? to arrive
at 12:30 yesterday afternoon- As it
neared the tower at Rockville the oper
ator. it is said, gave the engineer a clear
track. After traveling a short distance
beyond the view of those at the station a
slight accident occurred to the machinery.
The engineer brought the train to a stand
still to make repairs.
Train No. 2. drawn by engine No. 2120.
hauling the St. Louis express, came thun
dering down the track a few minutes
later at high speed. As the train rounded
the curve near the station the engineer
caught sight of the red target, notifying
him to stop?that a train was in the block
ahead. The engineer immediately threw
on the brakes, but before coming to a
standstill had caught up to the Chicago
express standing on the track a short
distance away, and crashed into the rear
coach. The speed was naturally not very
great, owing to the reversal of the engine
and the effect of the brakes, and the only
damage done was to the vestibule of the
last coach of the train. After the com
pletion of repairs to the engine of the
Chicago train both trains came on to
Washington, arriving a few minutes late.
The St. Louis train has a running sched
ule of ten minutes behind the Chicago
train. The former is due at the Union
station at 12:30, and the latter at 12:40
p.m.
FOR INCREASED WAR FOOTING.
Important Flans Affecting National
Guard Proposed at Congress.
BOSTON. Mass.. January 14.?At a con
gress of militia ol.lcers and men. repre
senting the national organized volunteer
force of more than 100,000 members and
an unorganized constituency of 11,000.000
available men, to be held in this city dur
ing the next three days, efforts will be
made to accomplish & closer union of the
amateur and professional soldiers of the
country. Officers representing the War
Department will also be present.
The occasion of the gathering is the
tenth annual meeting of the National
Guard Association of the United States.
The convention will be held In old Fane
euil Hall.
Gen. Charles Dick, author of the bill
bearing his name under which the Na
tional Guard has been reorganized, and.
president of the association, will preside.
The live-year period within which the
provisions of the w.il were to operate has
elapsed. and so active is the demand for
new legislation that many delegates are
coming to the convention tomorrow with
formal suggestions advocating important
changes in the national laws.
Among such proposed changes one by
Gen. Charles A. Drain of New York will
probably be anionic the first to which the
convention will give consideration. j*e
will suggest that the National Guard, at
the outbreak of war, be passed from state
to federal control. Except as to the com
mander-in-chief, and that It be part of
the first line with the regular army,
ready for immediate service in war when
over the President might wish to use it.
and for as long as the then existing cn
Istmcnts of the men should endure.
Legislation along these lines, he be
lieves, would prove a satisfactory, solu
tion of the problem of a military policy
for the United .States: Gen. Drain will
further say:
"The adoption of such a system would
not only give to the United States an
addition to its ftr'st line of defense of
a trained army of some 150.000 men. but it
would insure in the states a force for in
ternal use adequate for every emergency.
This would be peac* strength. War
strength would reach 230,000. The coun
try is full of men who would like to
learn to do their duty As volunteer sol
diers in time of war. and go out as such
when war comes, but who have no desire
for permanent military service."
The War Department at Washington
considers the convention as one of un
usual Importance, and Its delegation will
include Robert Shaw Oliver, assistant sec
retary of the department; Brig. Gens.
George B. Davis and W. W. Wother
spoon and Col. Erasmus M. Weaver of the
general staff.
RAILROAD COMMISSION.
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Important Pennsylvania Officials
Named by Gov. Stuart.
HARRISBURG, Pa.. January 14.?Gov.
Stuart yesterday appointed the following
members of the state railroad commis
sion, created by an act passed by the last
legislature, which became operative one
week ago:
Nathaniel Eweing of Uniontown, judge
of the United States district court, west
ern Pennsylvania. Pittsburg, chairman;
to serve live years.
Charles N. Mann of Philadelphia, dep
uty prothonotary of the court of Phila
delphia county; to serve four years.
John Y. Boyd of Harrisburg, retired, a
member of the firm- which formerly acted
as general sales agents for the anthracite
coal companies controlled by the Penn
sylvania railroad; to serve for three years.
All of the commissioners are repub
licans.
The commission is composed of three
members at a salary of $8,000 a year
each, and is authorized to appoint an at
torney at a salary of $4,000 a year, a
secretary at $4,000 and a marshal at
$2,."i00. It is also authorized to appoint
an accountant, an inspector of railroads,
an inspector of trolleys and other experts
and employes and to expend $100,000 a
year.
The commission has the eauthority to
inquire into the business of common car
riers, to examine books and papers, to be
heard in matters affecting freight .and
passenger rates, the distribution of cars,
the providing of sidings, the location of
stations, the regulation of grade cross
ings and all other things bearing upon
the relations of the companies to the
people.
The principal office of the commission
will be at Harrisburg.
DIED OF HAEM0GL0BINURIA.
Mrs. Rosa A. Bender Succumbs to
Rare Disease in Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, Md., January 14?Mrs.
Rosa A. Bender, wife of Mr. George Ben
der. 951 Pennsylvania avenue, died Sat
urday evening at her home of a rare dis
ease in this climate, known to the medical
profession as haemogloblnurla. The dis
ease Is marked by change In the red
blood cells, which are dissolved, and puss
through the kidneys. The disease is simi
lar to that malady so frequent in West
Africa, and which Is known as black
water fever. The disease carries off great
numbers of the natives and Is dreaded by
travelers.
The disease Is sometimes caused by ma
laria. which Is usually the case In .vest
Africa; sometimes by infectious diseases,
such as scarletlna; also typhoid and also
by exposure to cold during wet weather.
This last condition Is thought by Dr.
David Street, who was the attending phy
sician. to have been the cause of Mrs.
Bender contracting the malady. The uis
eaae usually begins with a chill, follow
ing the exposure or infection, vomiting
sets in and an intense jaundice ensues.
The dlteas-j is not always fatal.
A landslide on the Norfolk and West
ern railroad, thirty miles west of
Lynchburg. Vs.. yesterday caused a tie
up of the main line for six hours. The
slide was discovered In time to prevent
a train wreck.
Parker, Bridget & Co. 1 Pa. Avenue and Ninth St.
u- ? ; 7 ? ? J .
We Have Cut the Prices
Men's Winter Suits & Overcoats
Its welcome news to the hundreds who've waited for it, because they appreciate
the legitimacy of the reduction, the distinctive stylishness of Parker-Bridget clothing
and the splendid opportunity afforded for saving which comes but TWICE a year?
in January and July.
Twice a year?just previous to inventory time do we cut prices that the stock
may be entirely disposed of, in keeping with the unswerving principle of this organi
zation to never carry over the goods of one season to the other.
No "special sales" between times?because such periodical "sales" of which you
often read are nothing more than lame excuses for price-cutting which never takes
place. Give us credit for having never attempted to deceive you?for maintaining a
high standard in ready-to-wear clothing?and offering it at the lowest prices possible
to quote. This sale includes all WINTER Overcoats, including the fur and fur
lined sorts?and all suits except the full dress and tuxedo.
AM $50.00 Suits amid Overcoats go ffor . . $37.50
ABB $45.00 Suits amid Overcoats go for . . $34.75
AM $40.00 Suits and Overcoats go ffor . . $3 J .25
AM $35.00 Suits and Overcoats go for . . "$25.50
AM $30.00 Suits and Overcoats go ffor . . $21.75
AM $25.00 Suits and Overcoats go ffor . . $18.75
AM, $20.00 Suits, and Overcoats go for . . $ 14.25
AM $ H 8.00 Suits and Overcoats go for . . $ 13.25
AM $ H 5.00 Suits and Overcoats go ffor . . $ \ 0.75
AM $112.00 Suits and Overcoats go ffor . . $9.00
Fur and Fur-lined Coats Reduced.
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3 Dogskin Automobile Coats, cut from $60 to $46.
1 Calfskin Automobile Coat, cut from $75 to $50.
1 Genet Fur-lined Coat, with Persian lamb collar, cut from $85 to $65.
1 Muskrat Fur-lineji Coat, with Persian lamb collar, cut from $100 to $75.
5 Muskrat Fur-lined Coats, with Persian Iamb collars, cut from $125 to $85.
1 Astrakhan Pur Silk-lined Coat, cut from $125 to $85.
1 Raccoon Fur Automobile Coat, cut from $125 to $85.
1 Muskrat Fur-lined Coat, with Persian lamb collar, from $125 to $85.
1 Muskrat Fur-lined Coat, with otter collar, cut from $150 to $95. ,
1 Dyed Squirrel Fur-lined Coat, with Persian lamb collar, cut from $200 to $125.
2 All Astrakhan Fur Coats, cut from $200 to $125. L
1 Black Muskrat Fur-lined Coat, with Persian lamb collar, cut from $250 to $160.
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Head-to-Fool Pt Avt and
Outfitters. ??^^ Ninth St.
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LATE MUSICAL NOTES.
The program of the Friday Morning
Music Club last week was made up of se
lections from Russian composers, and was
as follows: Musical Items, Miss Picker
ing: piano solos, "Prelude" (Rachmani
noff) and "Romance" in E flat (Rubin
stein), Mrs. Dike; songs, "Sehnsucht"
and "Der Asra" Rubinstein), "Russian
Nightingale Song" (Alabieff) and "Lulla
by" from the opera "Harold" (Naprav
nlk), with viola obligato by Miss Sewall,
Mrs. Brett; piano solos. "Reproehe" (Kar
ganoff) "Valsc Caprlcieuse" (Grodzki)
and "Romance" (Tschalkowsky). Miss
Kelly; songs, "The Eagle" (Arensky) and
"Floods of Spring" (RachmanlnofT). Mrs.
Bernard: violin solo. "Second Polonaise
Brilllante" (Wieniawski), Miss De Guerin.
The next recital, January 17. will be given
by Mr. Arthur Whiting, pianist and com
poser, of New York.
The Men's Club of St. John's Episcopal
Church, . Georgetown, held its January
meeting Wednesday evening last. The
evening's program was opened with a
violin solo by Mr. Hobart Ramsdell, who
played "Legende," Bohm, and for encore
Plerne's dainty "Serenade." The fea
ture of the evening was a short Illus
trated lecture on the disputed Alaskan
boundary line by Mr. Riggs of the
coast and geodetic survey. Following
the lecture wore some vocal numbers,
Mr. LeRoy Gilder, tenor of the church,
singing Mascheronl's "For All Eter
nity" and "Then You'll Remember Me."
from "The Bohemian Girl;" the rector
of the church.. Rev. F. B. Howden, ren
dered "Tell Her I Love Her So." and
the program closed with some ensem
ble numbers sung bv Rov. F. B. How
den. Mr. LeRoy Gilder. Mr. Keith
Pnrris and Mr. Charles Cropley, tenors,
and Mr. A. K. Paris. Mr. R. B. Looker
and Mr. E. M. Taloott. bassos, ren
dered "'Way Down Upon the Suwunee
River" and "A Soldier's Farewell."
Rev. George G. Da land and Mr. Charles
T. Cropley were the accompanists.
Mrs. Josephine Esputa Daly has In
preparation a novel and interesting enter
tainment for her friends which she calls
"An Evening With the Madonna." A pro
gram of Ave Marias by different compos
ers will be rendered by Mrs. Daly, Miss
Helen Birch, Miss Janet Hayes, Miss Lil
lian Hammer and Miss Laura Groves.
The young ladles of Mrs. Daly's singing
class will give .an "Ave Maria" solo and
chorus for women voices written by Mr.
Emile Karst, who is a personal friend
of Mrs. Daly.
Auxiliary No. 32 Entertained.
The members of Auxiliary No. 32, La
dles' Union Veteran Legion, were enter
tained Friday evening last at the resi
dence of the president. Mrs. Harriet Al
lison, at her home on Florida avenue.
Among those present wera: Mrs. Ada
Weiss. Mrs. Hannah Sperry. Mrs. Alberta
Mcll. Mrs. Caroline Nye, Mrs. Sarah
Berry, Mrs. Catherine Mackenzie. Mrs.
Elisabeth Donohue. Mrs. Clarinda Marks,
Mrs. Annie De Silva, Mrs. Dora Carpen
ter, Mrs. Mary Tryon, Mrs. Elisabeth Al
len. Mrs. Flora Fetzer and Miss Lillian
Norton.
After a business meellng a rehearsal by
the incoming officers was held. A joint
installation of Encampment No. Ill,
Union Veteran Legion, and Auxiliary No.
32 will be held Friday evening next. In
February the auxiliary expects to go back
to its old place of meeting, the Hall of the
Legion of Loyal Women.
MARYLAND LEGISLATURE.
Speaker Puzzled Over Make-Up of
the Committees.
STATEHOUSE. Annapolis, January 14.
?Little or no attention was given to busi
ness by the members of the general as
sembly last night. They were most con
cerned about their committee assign
ments. which were discussed during the
day in a conference held in Baltimore in
the afternoon and continued here last
night. It was easy enough to fix up the
senate end. and the president is really
now prepared to make his announcements,
but the house committees are puzzling
the speaker as well as the leaders who
are trying to advise him.
The chairmanships of the temperance
and corporation committees are making
the most discussion. In the senate Mr.
Moore will again lead the corporations
committee, and Senator Beasman that on
temperance. Messrs. Kehoe of Baltimore
county and Dawkins of Baltimore-city
are recommended for the chairmanships
of these committees in the house, but
nothing definite has been decided upon.
If possible the committees will be an
nounced tomorrow, although some of the
leaders are doubtful of their completion
before Thursday. They will be an
nouncsed in both houses the same day.
There was a great demand on the part
of the city senators for places on the
finance committee. Mr. Campbell seems
to have won out. There -is no doubt of
Senator Gorman leading both the finance
and constitutional amendments commits
tees, and Mr. Biddison that of the judi
ciarv. These are the most important
after all. In the house Mr. Benson is
slated for ways and means; Lehmayer,
judiciary, and Stanford, on constitutional
amendments.
Gov. Crothers and Mr. Smith arranged
whatever differences may have existed
between them yesterday afternoon at a
conference held in Baltimore, and last
night they entered the senate chamber to
gether while the senate was in session.
Both were heartily greeted by the sena
tors. with most of whom they are ac
quainted. The governor occupied a seat
beside President Seth until the senate ad
journed. Subsequently all hands ad
journed to the executive mansion, where
the committee talk was continued.
Senator Lee created a stir during the
evening by proposing a democratic caucus
for today, at which the United States
senators were to be nominated. He re
ceived little or no encouragement from
the Warfleld people, who Insisted upon
voting for the man they were instructed
to support In open session. Some of them
said thev intended to vote for Warfleld
the first day and then switch to 8mlth on
the second. Others insisted they must
carrv out the wishes of their constituents
to the end. and if they adhere to this view
Gov. Smith will not receive a unanimous
vote.
Mr. Lee presented the argument that it
was possible for the republicans to elect
Warfleld if they lined up solidly, and
while such a contingency was remote it
was not at all out of the question. Be
sides. he claimed this was a matter to be
decided by a caucus and not in open ses
sion.
His argument did not seem to have the
desired effect, and the indications now are
that there will be no election today, ex
cept for the short term, when all Demo
crats will vote for Senator Whyte. Gov.
Smith will be elected the following uay
for the long term.
Gen. Vandiver will be re-elected state
treasurer in Joint session today. This ac
tion was decided upon by leaders yester
day.
The republicans in caucus last night se
lected Gen. Felix Agnus of Baltimore for
the short term in the United States sen
ate and Judge John C. Motter of Frederick
for the long term. Robert Shriver of
Cumberland will be their candidate for
state treasurer.
ACTRESS ASPHYXIATED.
Letters Show She Was Miss Jessie
Riffe of Virginia Heights, Va.
NEW YORK. January- 14.?A woman
who had given her name as Mrs. Madge
York and said that ?he was an actress
from Philadelphia was accidentally as
phyxiated by gas in a boarding house in
Bast 14th street yesterday.
Letters and personal effects found indi
cate that the woman's name was not
YoiT. but Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, and
that she was the wife of a Pittsburg iron
merchant, and formerly was Miss Jessie
Riffe of Virginia Heights. Va.
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Gets $1 for His Hqpesty.
NEW YORK. January 14. ? Between
trips today motormen and conductors
on the Bayonne trolley line talked of
the "luck" of George Rynor, a conductor,
who found a bundle with $3,420, two
bankbooks and valuable papers on a seat
in his car. When his fingers got tired
from counting the bills he turned in his
And at the office. Later a woman, much
excited, called and described the pack
age as belonging to her. When the
money was handed over she was profuse
in her thanks and left a $1 bill for the
honest conductor.
Girl Beats Masher.
NEW YORK. January 14.?While Miss
Margaret MoNamee. the ticket agent at
the Lorimer street station of the Brooklyn
elevated railroad, was alone in the ticket
office early Sunday morning, a man,
who subsequently told the police that he
was David Riley, a salesman. thirty-nin?
years old. of 1(18 Calyer street, appeared.
Finding that nobody else was around, he
tried to flirt with her. The young woman
paid no attention to him until he began to
cough, and. as she said, mdke eyes at her.
Then she told him to mind his business; if
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he didn't, she said, he would get into
trouble. The man continued to annoy her.
and when his conduct became unbearable
Miss McNamee rushed at him and heat
him with ail her strength. He keeled over
and she ran out on the platform and
shouted for heli>. Policeman Muller of
the Stagg street station heard her. He
bounded ud the stairs and found Riley
scrambling to his feet. Miss McNamee
told the policeman what had happened,
and he arrested Riley.
TSCHAIK(5VSKY'S CASE.
Russian Officers Piling Up the
Charges Against the Accused.
ST. PETERSBURG, January 14. - Al
though more than a month has elapsed
since the arrest of Nicholas Tschaikov
sky, representative of the Russian revo
lutionists, November 'J3. no report of his
imprisonment has yet been made to the
ministry of Jusice. as required by law.
It is merely said that Tschaikovskj- is
held by virtue of a special order Issued
by Premier Stolypin. Vice Minister of
the Interior Makaroff is conducting an
investigation concerning Tschaikovskj'a
activity in Russia since the October mani
festo.
The police claim to have evidence that
the revolutionist leader attended the so
cialist revolution congress at Ta.mmer
fors, Finlai.v-, at which he advocated it
reign of terrorism and visited several
places in the interior as well as St Pe
tersburg on a proselyting trip. It is
charged that he maintained close rela
tions with the terrorists in Finland.
It is said that the police are endeavor
ing to prove that the prisoner is one of
the le/tdlng spirits in a great revolu
tionary organization, only the minor
agents of which have heretofore fallen
into their hands. Occasional arrests of
men visited by Tschaikovsky, however,
are still being made.
Court Councilor Nicbolaieffsky, director
of an important department in the min
istry of agriculure. was dismissed as
soon as the police learned that he had
received a call from Tschaikovsky. who
is an old school friend of Nlcholaieffsky's
wife, and the arrest of a French citizen.
Dr. Aietoff. led to the interposition of
thfe French ambassador. Aietoff, wjio
had known Tschaikovsky In Paris, was
in prison for ten days before the em
bassy learned -of Ms whereabout* and
procured his liberation.
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Mother of Mrs. Shaw Buried.
CLINTON. Iowa. January- 14. - The
funeral of Mrs. James Dunn of Camanche,
mother of Mrs. Leslie M. Shaw, wife of
th*; former Secretary of the Treasury, was
held some days ago from the family home
1 in Camanche. In this county.
Mrs. Dunn, who was Miss Jane Hamil
ton. was born in County Antrim. Ireland,
and died on her eighty-ninth birthday an
niversary.
PILES ClIUCD IN ? TO 14 DAYS.
PAZU OINTMENT U tfaarauteed to cure any
esse of ItrblBK. Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles in G to 14 4ajr? or money refunded. SOc.
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