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Close 1 p.m. tomorrow
Beginning Tuesday next the store will close daily at 6 p.m.. except Saturdays, when th>
closing hour will he 9 p.m. Open daily 8 a.m.
Close 1 p. tomorrow
25c & 29c ribbon,
a yard, 19c
4-inch Satin Ribbon.
5-inch Taffeta Ribbon.
4-inch Moire Ribbon.
All the desirable colors, and
suitable for hat bows or hair
ribbons for school girls
First Floor Bargain TaWes.
Dress goods
$1 German henrietta,
? 75c yd.
Only 25 pieces?44
inches wide
For One-piei e Presses for fall
wear Henrietta promises to bo th
leading fabric. We have just
op. ied a shipment of genuine
German Henriettas, bought to sell
at $1 a yard. It is this cloth we
are offering as a special attrac
tion Monday at 75c a yard.
It's a fine cloth. The colors are
splendid. In the shade list wo
< 'edar. Raisin, Wistaria. Coal
dust, four shades of 'Jray. Park
Green, Brown. Naiy. Smoke, Itc
lio. Rose, Reseda. Lavender.
Olive. Tan. Bargain Tables.
black China silk,
An all-silk fabric, a good black
an 1 to he had in either ?t dull or
I a lustrous finish.
A splendid <pJ?lity for the sale
I price.
A Monday only special at 2.*?c a
Klrst Floor Sitfc*
Turkish towels
Our regular 39c special
?Compare these with all the of
ferings in the city at lUic, and
you'll have to say ours is the
best; size 25 by 50 inches; heavy
double pile.
First Floor I.lncn Department.
Duckling Fleece!
kimono flannelettes
JO I-2c yard
Very pretty patterns.
l.lc value.
Cut price for Monday only.
Many different colored grounds,
with dresden, floral and set-fig
ure patterns.
First Floor?Annri.
$3 long flannelette
kimonos, $1.69
In red only, and never before
sold under ?1.00.
Made with yoke; S rows of shlr
ring below yoke in front and back.
Trimmed with 2-inch satin band
around neck, down front and
around sleeves. Sleeves in pointed
Second Floor.
Children's felt hats,
worth $1.00,
for 87c
In scarlet, cardinal and navy
blue. Suitable for children and
3 years of age.
Pretty little round sailor shapes.
Second Floor?Children's I>ei>t
We just want to have a little talk with you about these Suits, which will explain the reason why we make this claim.
Tn the first place, just at t his season of the year you can buy Suits of imported materials that it is impossible to get later at any price. Why? Because these
materials are imported as sam pies, which are copied by American manufacturers.
These samples are only sufficient to make one or two suits (if a kind. Consequently, though the assortment is great?the styles are practically individual.
The materials are beautiful, splendid qualities, and mostly the foreign rough goods, such as
homespuns, wide-wale serges, mannish mixtures, diagonals, etc.
Everything this fall seems to Incline to the severely plain tailored effects, but tailoring has
reached a point of excellence never before attained in the ready-to-wear garment. We ask your
critical inspection of these garments at $.19.75. the tailoring is perfection itself, even to the smallest
details. The collars are put on by hand, and the most expensive garments for men were never
finished in a better style than these suits.
Subdued colors are the vogue. Grays in many different shades, beautiful metallic grays in
mixed or pepper and salt effects, the new coal-dust gray, and then all the beautiful new shades of
blue and green, the sunset blues, the artichoke and moss greens, the new tobacco brown and
many others are found among these suits.
Just at the first of the season we have a full and complete line of sizes, consequently we are
prepared to fit almost any size figure, and usually with these suits but little alteration is required.
We call special attention to this $^9 /5 line, but we also have verv handsome suits at?
$35.00, $29.75, $24.75 and $19.75
A tour of inspection tomorrow will aid you in your selection later if you are not ready to decide Monday
sample foreign cloths are sold it will be impossible to duplicate them in exactly the same materi als.
But, remember, when these suits made from
Second Floor?Suit Department.
For these cool nights
11-4 cotton fleeced blankets,
98c pair
White or gray.
Just the weight you want for "just a little more covering" for Septem
ber and October nights. There are blankets we sell right along at $1.25
pair, and they are specially good values at that. First Floor.
Fancy brooch pins,
worth 49c, 75c and 98c
The collection is one made up
from thr* remainders of several
special purchases, which have
sold at 10c and ahove. Big va
riety of styles. The majority are
imported pins. Very neat and
novel designs.
First Floor .lenelrv Se<-tfon.
Clean up of odds and ends of
10c, \2\c and 15c wash goods
Big collection. Many kinds. Good lengths. Some of the most desirable
weaves are:
Corded Percales. "1
Zephyr Madras. '
Fancy Ginghams. j
For general wash goods uses as well as for children's school dresses this
lot will appeal to the particular woman. First Floor.
6V2Z yard
Children's lawn
dresses, 87c
White lawn, imde in long
waist ed stylo For children from
2 to ."i years.
Gathered skir? W?;'t trimmed
with pin tucks t:??nt and back
and two liemstit ! ??'! pleats r in
ning from ne kban-i to bottom of
skirt. Henlititciied tucks .>u
sleeve, and n> ? kband and ? ;"fs
i liemstit < bed Fasten ba k
scmad fi?> >r
Tomorrow as a spccial
our grccn-edge black
taffeta silk at
75c yd.
It's telling but part of the story
to say it is sold regularly at $1 a
yard. We bpvight this taffeta out
to surpass at *1 a yard the usual
$1.25 offerings.
It is by far the best looking
and most satisfactory black taf
feta at $1 ever sold in this city.
Tt is of good weight. Nice tex
ture. Splendid luster and as hand
some a piece <>f taffeta for dress
purposes as you usually n?*t at
$1 25 a yard tomorrow and to
morrow onlv. 75c a vard RK
Fine for school dresses
Tan all-linen suiting,
15c yd.
20 c is the regular price
T'nusually good material. Good
weight and wears like iron. Get
if tomorrow at a saving and have
school dresses ready.
First Floor Was-h ?;<>??>.!? Pi-p*.
Finely tailored $7.50
wool skirts,
Every detail of these Skirts has
been carefully considered, and the
result is an exceedingly well made,
well finished and graceful hang
ing skirt that you would ordina
rily have to pay $7.50 for, but
which we offer for the half day's
selling at $5.98.
Materials are plain panamas.
chiffon panamas. homespuns,
serges and new fall mixed effects.
In all the new fall pleated mod
els. and the colors are black,
navy, gray and mixtures.
The best Skirts you've seen at
this price.
Skirt Section Sei-ond Floor.
10c quality
cambric muslin,
6 7-8c yard
36 inches wide.
Full bleached.
First-class cotton for general
family use. None sold tomorrow
on mail or phone orders.
First Floor -Domestic Section
Byrd Liquor Law Decision
Expected This Week.
Wife of Chocolate Manufacturer
Baker Dies Suddenly.
_ .
Washington Will Improve Old Es
tate in West Virginia?Mar
keting Peach Crop.
Foreign Correspondence ?f Star.
WINCHESTER. Va? September 4. liHJO.
Much depends on the Virginia supreme
court's construction <>f section of the
Byrd liquor law. and it is stated that an
early decision can be expected from that
tribunal, which will set at rest the ques
tion of the constitutionality of the law.
When the court convened in Staunton this
week the case of the commonwealth!
against Robert M. Henry of Winchester,
charged with violating section 2T{*2, w;i?
taken up first, argued by counsel and sub
mitted. A decision is expected some time
next week.
The claim of the defendant was that sec
tion 2.1'.. of the Byrd law created a monop
oly for the brewers of Virginia, and that
the regulations prescribed for the sale of
rear beei were unnecessarily stringent
The commonwealth contends that the reg
ulation of the malt beverage class of
l<|iiors was clearly within the police j,ower
of the state, and that the unrestricted
sale of near beer, although harmless in it
self, was likely to lead to an evasion of
the law and to facilitate the operation of
"blind tigers." There are a number of
identical cases pending in courts throuuh
out the state. Several lower courts have
ruled that that se< tion is unconstitutional.
The value of the apple crop of Kredeiick
county, according to conservative esti
mates made here today, will be little less
than this year, arid this sum will
he divided among less than a score of
Krowers. For some time past apple buy
ers from the north ami middle west have
been here endeavoring to induce the fruit
men to sell at once, but the latter organ
ized and decided not to quote prices until
September 1. and stated that they would
receive bids for their fruit. The result
was that there was strong bidding and the
prices ranged from *.'! to .?4 per barrel, the
Newtown pippin bringing the highest price
of any.
Apple Prices Up.
Frederick county is in the heart of the
apple belt of the Shenandoah valley, and
although the crop this year is not as large
as it has been, prices are nearly double
?nd are said to be the highest ever paid
In the Shenundoah valley for fruit. The
work of picking and packing the fruit wi!!
begin shortly, anil this will give emplov
?uoh skilled labor. Great sheds
and warehouses have been erected bv the
Cumberland Valley railroad! whichwiU
handle most of the fruit
Suffering intense agony, after being
without medical attention for five hours
after being bitten by a large copperhead
cnake, Ru?sel Carpenter, aged eighteen
years, was brought to a physician's office
here a few days ago for treatment. He
was chopping wood in ine mountains in
the western section of the county when
the snake hit him through his trousers,
sinking its fangs into his thigh. His leg
was greatly swollen, but he has a fighting
chance to recover.
The sudden death of Mrs. Emma V.
Baker here Wednesday morning was a
great shock, as she was thought to he re
covering from a slight indisposition. Mrs.
Baker was the wife of William H. Baker,
the noted chocolate manufacturer, who is
also president of the Winchester city coun
cil and the Shenandoah Valley National
Bank. She was a daughter of the late
Kdward V. Ginn and was born in Cecil
county, Md.. fifty-one years ago. She
was very prominent in society circles. Her
husband, four sons and mother, Mrs. Lucy
Meredith of Winchester, survive. Her
funeral, which took place from Christ
Protestant Episcopal Church yesterday
afternoon, was conducted by Rev. W. D.
Smith and was very largely attended.
Her remains were buried in Mount Hebron
Handsome signs made of enameled iron
and bolted to iron posts nine feet above
the ground are to he placed two to a milf
from New York to Atlanta on the new
national automobile highway, which is
to include the famous Valley pike route.
Contracts for 2,600 of the signs and ?
posts have been awarded by the New]
York Herald and Atlanta Journal, and it
is stated that the work of erecting the
posts and signs will begin in the near
Grigsby Nominated.
J. Ralph Grigsby of Clarke county
has been declared the nominee for the
house of delegates from the district com
XK)se?l of <"iarke and Warren counties by
the state democratic t-ommittee. to which
an appeal was taken by Mr. Grigsby 1
after the county committee had can
vassed the vote in the recent primary
and declared that M. H. Reardon had
been nominated by one majority. Mr.
Grigsby claimed the nomination by seven
majority. After hearing evidence the
state committee decided the contest i.i
favor of Mr. Grigsby this week.
John H. Ware, who lives in the moun
tain section west of Winchester, and
who was refused a license in Hagers
town this week to marry his stepmother.
Mrs. Mary J. Ware, has been told that
ii is not impossible for him to get a
license in Virginia, as there are several
local precedents of men having married
their stepmothers. Ware began courting
his stepmother soon after the death of
his father, and the couple were much
disappointed when, upon applying for a
marriage license in Hagerstown, Md.. a
few days ago they were refused. Tho
Couple will probably be married in Vir
Mrs. Mattle Roy, aged fifty years, and
wife of Dr. W. S. Roy. a. prominent
physician and surgeon of Front Royal,
died tiiis week after an illness of pneu
monia. In addition to her husband she
leaves two daughters and three brothers,
I ?r. Wythe Cook of Washington and
Judge Giles Cook and H. L. Cook of
Front Royal.
George S. Clark of Winchester was
greatly surprised, upon going to his farm,
several miles from town, the other morn
ing to gather garden vegetables, to find
that his dwelling had been destroyed by
fire, together with all its contents, en
tailing a loss of about $1,000. with $'_'50
insurance. Neighbors said the house was
struck by lightning, and that they had
neglected sending word to Mr. Clark.
Robert I. Kurtz, member of an oil
and well known Winchester family, died
this week at the home of his sister. Mrs.
T B Snyder, in Tampa, Fla.. after a
lingering sickness caused by tuberculosis,
aged forty vears. Two of his brothers.
Sheriff Jeff Kurtz and Deputy Sheriff
Charles Kurtz, were shot and killed by
outlaws in Florida several years ago
The remains of Mr. Kurtz were buried
in Mount Hebron cemetery here yester
day. He was a member of the Char
lottesville Lodge of Elks.
Mail train No. 1 on the Cumberland
Valley railroad, due here at !).0;> a.m .
ran over and killed a colored man near
Shippensburg, Pa., Wednesday morning
The man is said to have sonn the train :
coming. raised his head and lain down j
again. His body was turned over to the
county authorities.
Heirs of the late William Myers this I
week sold to Boyd It. Richards the Myers '
home farm, containing 110 acres, situated ;
i two miles north of Winchester, for $13,(Wit !
i cash. Nearly half of the farm will be
I set out in apple trees this fall.
Big Shenandoah Fair.
When the books of the Shenandoah Val
ley Agricultural Society were closed this
afternoon for the day the number of en
tries for the fortieth annual exhibition,
to be held next Tuesday. Wednesday and
Thursday, was much larger than on the
same day last year, and officials declare
this will be the greatest fair in the his
tory of the society Friday a great sale
of stock will take place and a number
of large herds of cattie have already
been consigned.
Russell Lewis, colored, is in jail at.
Front Royal awaiting indictment by tin
grand jury on the charge of attempting
a murderous assault upon M. C. Richard
son, son of Treasurer Richardson of War
ren county, recently. When Mr. Richard
son, who is engaged in the chicken busi
ness on an extensive scale, visited his
hennery late one night he was attacked
and beaten with stones and rendered un
conscious. His cries attracted attention
and he was carried into the house and
has only partly recovered from his in
juries. In a few days Lewis disappeared
from town and Deputy Sheriff J. E.
Baker caught him at Strasburg.
The work of marketing the peach crop
of Hampshire county, W. Va., was begun
this week, and will probably continue
until the latter part of the month. Large
forces of experienced pickers and packers j
are at work all over the county, and sev
eral express trains hauling nothing but
peaches leave Romney and other points
in the county every day. It is said that
the crop is as large as the large yield of
last year, and that the quality is mucli
better. Record prices are being obtained.
Arrangements are being made by the
congregation of Davis Memorial Presby
terian Church at I'^kins. W. Va., to en
tertain between 200*nd ministers anil j
elders who will attend the one hundred
and twenty-second annual meeting of the
synod of Virginia, which will convene in
that church October 14 for a session last
ing about one week.
Marquis Jones, last member of one of
the oldest families of Frederick county,
died this week at his home, aged eighty
four years. He was born and reared and
spent all his life in the vicinity of Kerns
town. He was not married. He was a
wealthy retired farmer and his estate
will be divided among ten nephews and
Water Power Lacking.
The officers of the Winchester and
Washington City Railway Company,
which furnishes electricity for Winchester
and other towns in this section of Vir
ginia and West Virginia from its large
plant along the Shenandoah river at Mill
ville, W. Va., are almost at their wits'
ends to supply the power for which they
have contracts. The Shenandoah river,
the source of the power, is said to be
lower than was ever known before.
Scarcely any rain has fallen for mpre
than a month and the situation is serious.
A number of industries which installed
electric motors several months ago have
fired up their boilers again and are now
using steam power.
The mechanical equipment and goodwill
of the Harrisonburg Daily Times, which
recently went into bankruptcy, has been
sold by the receiver, John Paul, to B. M.
Bushong, publisher of the Strasburg
News, a weekly paper, for ?2,5>tO. and
it is the intention of the new owner to
continue the publication. Heretofore the
Times has been a s anch republican [ta
per, but it is not known whether the new
publisher will continue that policy. Mr.
Bushong was formerly connected with a
Richmond newspaper.
Prof. J. Olin Faulkner of Winchester
has gone to Raleigh to itecome a member
of the faculty of the North Carolina Col
lege of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
He will be connected with the department
of English. For several years past he
has been principal of a number of high
schools in Virginia and North Carolina.
Peter S. Sperow of North Mountain,
Berkeley, W. Va.. and Mrs. Bessie S.
Miller of Hedgesvill *. the same county,
were married iti Washington Wednesday
| by Rev. J. B. McLaughlin. The groom is
a prosperous farmer of Berkeley county,
and his bride was the widow of Rev. T.
J. Miller, who was killed on the railroad
at Cherry Run a few years ago.
"Rebel's Rest," on? of the most noted
j and historic preperties in Jefferson coun
ty, W. Va., situated at Summit Point,
has been sold to C. M. Irelan of Wash
ington by S. W. Shewbridge. The prop
erty contains five acres of land in ad
dition to a colonial mansion. The new
owner is having extensive improvements
made to the property.
Mrs. Bertie Marshall Hoffman of Lin
den. Warn n county, announces the mar
riage of her daughter. Miss M. Louisa
Hoffman, and John T. Cal?\ in Norfolk,
Va., August is. The young couple will
live at Windsor, N. C.
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad sta
tion at Charles Town, W. Va., was en
tered by thieves one night this week and !
$27 in cash stolen. A few nights before
the Norfolk and western railway station
was entered by robbers, but little of
value was carried off.
Dr. Walter S. Cockrell, a prominent
ami successful physician of Harpers
Ferry, W. Va., who retired a few years
ago, is dead, aged sixty-five years.
Woodstock Local Option Election.
Judge T. W. Harrison of the circuit
court, after considering a petition signed
by a large number of voters of Wood
stock, has ord.-red a local option election
to be held at that place Friday, October
1. Woodstock, which is the seat of Shen
andoah county, went "dry" about two
years ago by one majority.
Prof. Howard Gore of Washington and
other heirs of the late Mrs. Sidney S.
<}or> of Gore, tLis county, have sold their
ancestral home, Valley Home, to Mor
gan A. Orndorff, who has inaugurated ex
tensive improvements with a view of
reopening tin- house as a hotel. 1' or
many years it was a favorite stopping,
place for traveling salesmen between
Winchester and the West Virginia moun
tains. and during the winter months Mrs.
(lore provided food and shelter for a
number of men who were the victims of
circumstances. She also educated sev
eral for the Baptist church ministry.
While George R. Bready of Harpers
Ferry was sleeping soundly a few nights
since a burglar entered his room and stole
about from his pockets. Burglaries
were reported from a number of other
families in various sections < f the town
the same night.
The old paper mill property at Shep
herdstown. W. Va., which has been idle
for many years, has been stold by the
American Strawboard Company to R. Lu
cie i Reinhart of Shepherdstown for $1,?>?*>.
Tne property consists of eight acres of
laud and several old buildings.
Rev. lCdmund J. Lee, member of the
old Virginia family of that name, who
has been connected with the Episcopal
missions in China for a number of years,
saile<l from Vancouver Wednesday for
Anking, China, after spending some time
in this country. While here he delivered
a number of lectures.
Primaries have been held at a sufficient
number of precincts in Rockingham coun
ty to assure the nomination of A. H. Sny
der. editor of the Harrisonburg Daily
News, and B. F. Good for the democratic
nomination for the house of delegates
from that county. Mr. Good will be nomi
nated to succeed himself and Mr. Snyder
will be nominated to succeed the late Dr.
Rogers. The county is democratic and
the nomination is practically equivalent
to election. Rockingham county is enti
tled to two delegates in the legislature.
Mrs. Ann Schmucker Dead.
j Mis. Ann Schmucker, wife of MorKan
] Schmucker of Toms Brook, Shenandoah
county, who was thought to have been
[recovering frrni typho'd fever, suffered a
I relapse suddenly and expired at the home
of her s"n, Dr. N. F. Schmucker, at
Mount Clifton, where she had been visit
in g. She was fifty-nine years old and
leaves her husband, three sons and one
The fall session of the West Virginia
supreme court is now being held at
Charles Town. All the judges are present.
The annual meeting and reunion of the
grant! camp of Confederate Veterans of
Virginia is to be held this year in Dan
ville beginning October 12. The grand
camp of the Sons of Veterans will meet
in that city at the same time.
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Special <V>rTfS!*>nrlpnoe of The Star.
September 4, 1U09.
The lawn party held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Wetherald re
alized about $5o for local temperance
societies. The little play. "Six Cups of
Chocolate," was pleasingly rendered by
the Misses Mabel Fussell, Anna Hart
shorne. Isabel Stabler, Isabel Parseley,
Katharine and Mary H. Hutton. The
Misses Edith Shoemaker, Miriam and
Anna Snowden furnished music upon
piano and violin to an audience of near
ly "JOO.
Austin Li. Stabler, a recent graduate of
the Maryland Agriculture College, was in
charge of the exhibit made by the Mary
land experiment station at the Tri-County
Fair, held on the eastern shore this week.
Sidney Stabler Is spending his summer
vacation at the Agricultural Department
in Washington.
Miss Edna V. Thomas has resumed her
duties as librarian at Friends' Meeting
House, Race street, Philadelphia, after an
fiiterim of two months, spent at her home
here, and Miss Alice V. Farquhar will
shortly return to Baltimore. The latter
is one of the teachers in a large private
school in that city.
Dr. Francis Thomas and his grandson.
Francis, are at home after an absence of
one month in Seattle and California. At j
Los Angeles they visited Mr. and Mrs. E.
P. Taylor, former residents of Sandy
Mr.-. Emilie T. Massey has gone to
Seattle with Alban G. Thomas and pafty,
who left Friday morning.
John C. Bentley and family, Charles F.
Brooke and family and Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Stabler are camping at Great Ca
pon. W. Va? and Samuel P. Thomas is
with Mr. and Mrs. Dawson at the same
Miss Lena Willson gave a dance during
the past week and another wa< enjoyed
at Olney Friday evening by a large num
ber of residents and visitors, the young ]
men of this vicinity being hosts of the
Mr. and Mrs. B H. Miller, after a brief
stay in New York city, have gone to
Glenburne. Lake George, where a large j
committee, having charge of the Friends'
conferences, is in session, as the guests
of Mr. W illiam Walton and son, former
ly of Harford county, Md.
Mr and Mrs. Alban G. Brooke have
I been summoned to Wilmington by the ex
! treme illness of their son, Tarleton Brooke.
' M ss Alice Brooke is also there.
Mrs. Estelle T. Moore anil -laughters
have been the guests of M?s. Milton Ban
croft at Shelter Island. N*. Y., and Miss
Helen Wetherald is with her uncle. Mr.
Joseph Sullivan, at Seaside Park. N. J.
Recent visitors have been Mrs. Alban
Stabler of Baltimore. Miss Marie Stevens,
Mrs. George B. Farquhar and son of
The Misses Chandlee have reopened
their Alexandria home, which was closed
for the summer.
Mrs. George 1.. Brown of Terra Haute.
Ind., is the guest of Mrs. Jackson and
daughter, as are the little daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCleod of De- i
troit, who have gone to Europe for two |
Miss Mildred H. Bentley, after six i
months' probation, ha* be^n accepted as
?d. nurse at the Johns Hopkins i
Hospital in Baltimore.
New Officials in Prince George
County ? Hyattsville Council ;
Meets and Receives Reports.
Special Correspondfrnoe of Tbf f?tnr.
HYATTSVILLE. September 4, 1000.
A few days since a meeting: of the |
members of the Masonic fraternity resid
ing near Lanham was held in the school
house in that village, when steps were
inaugurated looking to the formation of a
local lodge. At present members of the
craft are compelled to come to Hvatts-1
ville or journey to Washington to attend
lodge meetings. Mr. Guy S. Meloy was
chairman of the meeting, and a commit
tee. comprising Messrs. Frank Haskell,
Norval Tabler and Guy S. Meloy. was ap
pointed to investigate the feasibility of
forming such an organization.
George Stonnell of Hyattsville has been
appointed deputy sheriff for Prince
George county under Sheriff Frank P.
Hurd, taking the place of Wallace C.
Raybold, who has been named as con
stable for Bladensburg district, succeed
ing Officer Miller, who resigned. Con
stable Raybold made his tirst arrest as
constable Wednesday when he locked up
Hayes Williams, colored, on the charge
of breaking into the old Hancock place
and stealing a quantity of wine. It was
established that Williams entered the
premises, but the fact that he stole the
booze was not proven in Judge Carr's
opinion and the colored man was re
W. B. H. Blandford of Clinton has
tendered his resignation to Gov. t'rothers
as one of the members of the board of
county school commissioners. Mr. Bland
ford has been a commissioner for many
years. Ill-health is said to be the cause
assigned for the resignation. Gov. Croth
ers has not appointed Mr. Blandfoid's
New Election Precinct.
The election supervisors for Prince
George county. Messrs. S. Marvin Peach.
Charles L. Turner and Richard B. B.
Chew, have ordered that the thirteenth
election district (Kent), bordering on the
District of Columbia, be divided into two
precincts, one polling place to be at Capi
tol Heights and the other at Brifirhtseat.
where the voting booth lias been located
for many years. The division of the dis
trict is the result of a persistent tight on
the part of the voters in Capitol Heights
who complained that they had to travel
eight or ten miles to Brightseat in order
to vote.
It is expected the division will result in
a much larger vote being cast in the dis
trict than heretofore.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
common council Town Treasurer W. A.
Shepherd reported the receipts for Au
gust to have been $3.0*.?4.lt5, and the ex
penditures $2.?5fl0.23, leaving a balance of
$1,304.72 in the town's coffers. This is re
garded as a tine showing in the face of
| the many improvements being made at
this time in the town. Inspector of Build
ings L. O. Wissman reported the issu
ance of seven building permits during the
month, and Bailiff William C. Soules re
ported that ninety-two dog licenses had
been paid, and that there were yet thirty
seven residents who had not secured tags
for their canines.
It developed that the county commis
sioners had paid the town treasurer $7<><?
1 of the $1.314.1.-i due the corporation on ac
count of the road rebate fund. This
money is being used in macadamizing
Johnson avenue from Maryland to Wine
There being no objections filed to the
laying of a granolithic sidewalk on both
sides of Wine avenue from Ralston to
Franklin street, the council ordered that
bids be asked for the work. A petition
was also received from property owners
on both sides of Franklin street, from
Maryland avenue to Wine avenue, asking
for a sidewalk, and it was ordered that
property owners be notified that the
council would give a hearing to interested
parties September 8 next.
Movement for Five-Cent Fare.
The matter of attempting to secure a
five-cent fare over the City and Suburban
electric railway from Washington to
Hyattsville was brought up by Council
man Brooks, and a committee, composed
of Councilmen Kelly, Rrooks and tainter.
was appointed to ascertain the rights of
the town in the premises. It was sug
gested that the proper way to reach the
subject was through appropriate legisla.
A petition was received from a number
of residents in East Hyattsville complain
ing of the nuisance caused by the opera
tions of the pumping machinery at tne
water plant, and the matter was referred
to ihe water committee to ascertain if it
were feasible to place a muffler on the
engine to minimize the nuisance.
Growers Form Union to Fight the
Burley Fooling Movement.
CINCINNATI. Ohio, September 4.?
The lirst step in the tight of tobacco
growers against the new pooling pledge
of President Lebus and the Burley To
bacco Society was taken here today
when the Burley Tobacco Growers' Dis
trict I'nion No. 1 of the Equity So
ciety, was organized.
A mass meeting of growers is in ses
sion at the Grand Hotel, and delegates
are in attendance from all the five
Ohio counties adjacent to Hamilton
county and from nearby counties in
Kentucky. Dr. McMillan of Pendleton
county. Ky.. and C. <>. Hrayton, presi
dent <?f the Equity Society, are central
figures in the meeting. The opposition
to the Eebus movement for pooling the
Burley tobacco crop <?f the present yt-ar
centers against his plan for 10 per cent
retention and stock certificates.
President Brayton denied there is a
fight against the Burley society, but
significantly adds:
"We are organizing an association to
sell our tobacco."
The leaders scoff at the idea of prose
cution under the Sherman anti-trust
law on the ground of organizing a mo
nopoly, but admit they are interested
in seeing the result of the damage suit
brought on that ground by independent
tobacco manufacturers of Scranton,
Pa., against the Hurley Tobacco So
ciety. This suit was filed a t>w days
ago in the federal court at Covington,
The meeting here today shows that
the American Society of Equity, the
original parent organization, is laying
down the gauntlet to the Burley Tobac
co Society.
Organization to Be Formed, Repre
senting the Central States.
CINCINNATI, September 4 ?R. G. Mc
Clure, secretary of the Indianapolis Com
mercial Club, and William A. Gibson,
executive secretary of the Chicago Asso
ciation of Commerce, conferred with Will
L. Finch, secretary of the Cincinnati in
dustrial bureau, here today, and started
a movement to form an organization of
all commercial secretaries of industrial
bodies in the central states.
Another meeting will be held in Oincin
nati November 17 and IS, when the or
ganization will be effected. It will In
clude cities located on and north of the
Ohio river and east of the Missouri river
and south of the Canadian border llnq,
including cities on the great lakes.

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