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Eentered at the Newport News, Va., | Postoffice as Sfeond-class matter. ] WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 17. UM?.' INEXPLICABLE SOLICITUDE FOR KNOX. The action of the United States Senate several days ago removing Suiator Knox'a Ineligibillty for a p? sitlon In Mr. Taft s cabinet, which on Monday last was concurred in by the House cf Representatives, was a most extraordinary proceeding. The) I I Incident has neither a parallel nor a precedent in American history. Besides the startling proposition to; nullify a section of the United States! constitution by legislative act. the! House itself pursued a parliamentary' course which, if not unprecedented, was at least unusual. Operating under a suspension of the rules, the resolution adopted by the Senate In Mr. Knox's behalf was put ur-on i s passage in the House and failed of adoption because it did not receive the requisite two thirds vote. This was an altogether unexpected catastrophe, in as much as the meas . ure had uninterruptedly glided down the well tallowed Senate ways. Ac? cording to the generally observed cus %toms in the House, this vote should have ended the matter. But the committee on rules, oT which Speaker Cannon is the chair-J man, hurriedly got. together, retired to an inner chamber and later Mr. ? I?alz? 11. the speakers trusted Heuten ant, reported a special rule miking It In order for the House to again take up the hill and act upon It under conditions which would require only a majority to psss It It is stated that this revolutionary action received support from both sides of the chamber?a minority of the Democrats voting with the ma >rity of the Republican-, an.! a m1 r?ilty of the Republicans voting with a majority of the Democrat*-. Knox is from Pennsylvania and be fcre he entered national public life was the Must Bey for one of the grea; steel interests of thst State. Under the cons'it u I ion Scant'r Knox was ineligible to a cabinet posi? tion because, as a sena'or. he had ted to increase -he salaries of oabi net officers. There is no passage in 'he organic law providing that eli gibility may he restored by an act of Congress d'-creasing the salary of the appointee to a cabinet nor folio who .~nmes within this inhibition Bat all of the ,-ena ors. both IVmo cratic ar.d Reptibiicsn and a majori ty of tke RennMie.ms in the House and a mln'ri'y of the I>eroocr? .< |-i the House have decided tha- a *i?r sal dispensation ?? due 1* favor of Iis? Pennsylvania Republican i*>lit clan. n>en the Washington Post. Vhich tor many months has shown a dec id SvJ partiality toward the ruling force* ?t Warbfegton. evinces a disposition rc hoik at this st*?mpt to set sside ? %%e r<nstt-iition by leftsaitvc a^t VMM friendly to Mr Taft ard to fJnfiatOT Knot, the Post says: "The esbstastlal minority rote in J|aax?. an which Republican? r?ersdes the fact that there a! S?f a would reasala s quest ion a? to preaartety of awefa legislation a?d saws pi last oasee ssssw fa. The of the layssaai. as wen a* that of the lawyer, la of weight. Public opinion, ax well U the act or Con Kress, will deal ?Uli this case. What will lie the popular opinion? "Tin- government la greater than any man; and the government can not he maintained without tin- con Ml ttrt ton. It la important thut those charged with the execution "' the laws should show 10 the people at large that they are scrupulous in observing the constitution. Popular confidence should never he shaken hy lack of proper regard tor the consti? tution ( n the part of those sworn to support 1' Tiler.- Hhould never In' any question of the intent of public officials to obey the Constitution: and when doubtful <pie Hons arise the constitution should have the benefit of the dcubt. This Is particularly true at this time, when the popular mind has been filled with Intimations of assault* upon the constitution. Now. when strong constitutional law yers in Congress bold that au at tempt ix being made to evade the con? stitution, It is possible that popular opinion will go still lurther and junto at tin- conclusion that the. constitu? tion has been violated. "Senator Knox is an able and grog' man, and it ls universally admitted that he would make a strong secre? tary of state. itut would his ac? ceptance of appointment to thai officeJ under th* circumstances, add to ins fame? \\*iuld it be fortunate for the Ta/i administration if it should j lake advantage of special legislation.i the constitutionality and propriety of. which I? questioned? Would the subsequent acts of the administrationI have as nint h effect upon public j opinion? Would the people give im full confidence and support to the administration, relying upon Its oh servance of the constitution in all circumstances? No one can foretell the emergencies that may arise, in which the complete ccnfldence of thC| people in the administration may be vital to the welfare of the republic ' Is It wise to risk an impairment ufi such confidence on Ihe eve of the. new administration? ??ir is well known that Sena or Knox has maintained u most digni? fied attitude during the discussion of this matter in Congress and by the public. lie Is not compromised III any way by the passage of the bill, lie is in a position now, after the sub ject has been discussed, 10 determine what he shall do. lie is free to decline the appointment, even though Congress has paved the way to Its acceptance. Anil If he should de dine. It goes without saying that h? would remain, nevertheless, one of President Taft'? bist counselors." POSTPONEMENT OF 8TATE DEBT CASE. It Is suggested that It might be wise for the Supreme Court of the United States to designate an heir apparent to the position of special uiaster appointed to hear the testi? mony In the case of Virginia against W>est Virginia in the matter of an equitable sharing of the Virginia State debt. Hon. Charles E. Mttlefield Is not yet an eld man, but In the course of nature he hardly can he expected to survive until the State of West Vir ginia ceases to offer more or less plausible reasons for a postp nement of the hearing. The published intimation that the proceedings rosy not end before October. 1910, would seem to Indi este that the litigation is not to be settled upon the .piece-work basis EVANS NO VICE ADMIRAL. The provUioa in the nival appro? priation bill Intended to prOWH? Rear Admiral Robley . I). Evans to vice aumiral, jumping him over tiie head of Rear Admiral Schley, who is his senisr on the retir.M list, has been stricken out in the Senate oa a point of order made by Senato. Rayner. of Maryland. Comments by Admiral Brans upon this action probably will have to reach the public through the express companies. I'nele Sam is sOatewhal fastidious as to the ? r: of hwgwage which may be transmitted through ?he malls SYMBOLISMS OF STATESMAN? SHIP. Thi re is no evidence r> tn-ing to n-gret ?n the part o tbe Oerman people that Bismarck * fame no; enhanced by toy **IHxgy Bears.'' and i.nclsnd still honor* th.- mrm rv (.f William K Cl?dst ne -.pit.- >he fart thit hin name w.i* never hv*. tertcallv g?nrltfed ?i'h a Hillv !>on?uni' Isn't it shoot time <ba- tbe Ameri? can people should fur to a?? its e vaudeville feature, witti ifer nam-. of Prcstdeat* and son affairs of state* DOWN ON REFEREE SYSTEM Fior.o, Tmmfm Sssrd 0f Trasw Hails Taft as Dei ivsrar. <Bv Assort; ted Press I WASIUNGTOV. Ii r F. h I? ? To ?.-wind tbe do m of ibe referee system of Federal asvroaaae to e*Wt tS? rewnatsaknn or represent*! ire snvemmeni jn the Sta'e* snd to i n WEAR THE Stetson Special .(tithe fashion centres of the world the Stetson Special id a<x-ept<*d ?ea sou after seasni as the authentic in etylr, dis? tinctive, individual and correct. We are the sole agents for the Stetson Special Hats Spring styles now on display. 2 715 WASHINGTON AVENUE Newport New?, Va. French Dry Cleaning lisvtng added ? French Dry Clean lug Department >o our equipment wt are preparud to handle the most dell cate fibres, silk waists, dressed and undressed gloves, as well aa cleaning 1 and pressing ladles' and gentlemen's suits. If you wisn strictly hign class won on short notice, and at a reasonable price, give aa a trau. Both 'Phonos 10. Hotel Warwick Laundry 119 24th St. Newport News Go To Jennings' Restaurant Twenty-fifth Street and Washington Avenue. IF YOU WANT THE BEST OYS? TERS IN THE CITY bzf the dozen, quart or ?allen. Finest shell Oysters, 25c dozen. Fried ?/sters a specialty at 40c per dozen, either in the restau? rant or put up in boxes to send out. My restaurant is supplied at ail times with the best of everything in season arm good service. I am also fdrnishing the city trade with the Finest fresh, clean opened oysters j with their pure juice, free of water. Fine select frying Oysters. 40c perl quart. Fine Stewing Oysters. 25c per [ quart. Try them and you will be pleased. Jennintrs' Restaurant! ?ell Phone 164. Citz. Phone 303. o|?erate in an> wa> wiih President elect Tail"* expres-m! plan for 'he po li'tral uplift of that section mant ' the commercial bodies s. nth of the Mason and Dims line are heing urged to i ike immediate action itt *;ip, ort of a project formally launch ed in Florida. The st Angus: ine board of rede ha? placed in Mr T.ift's hands r> ho bit ion. it hs> ad pted stamping the n< si inai'guratton da\ as 'he "dawn of a day o* pr .mii?'" for the s ?r'-.. and urging chamber,, cf commerce of o her >?>'??. die? and town* :?? coi?. "ra'e with M: Taf. a purpose to i-inwm himself f the views of rep ri tentative seen of anv loealtn. with On- r. gar,I ?> par';van alignment. a< to applicants few oSh-e s, wMl as to local sentiment rcgirding na iona! policies. The re so) u'Ion? st ribute to the referee" ?TM'-m re-.pon-it.ilWv f r '.? many unfit ap-oim meets t. p. d eral otnoee in the S?rth ' Rear Adfrirsl Oreoe Dead WASHINGTON. D C Fe|, 1? - Rear Admiral lam.-, t, Green, I S V. r?tired, di'd a Eden: on. V C. ?"da> H.s Is'- siiv.- duty was the command of the crasser New Orleans GRAPHIC STORY r0L0 I OF CARMACK KILLING i - I (Continued from Third Page.) Hie act of firing a pistol. I was lear I til I v wrought up Senator i'a. mack was lying in Ihr suiter in a pool of blood and I turned and denounced Colonel Cooper." What dill yon sa) ?" "I said he was a lirutal murderer: I that he had taken advantage tit my (presence to kill a in; u wllhoul giving Iiilit the chance ol :i dog; that I'd j rather be the dead man in the glitter [(than to be him" What did ihe boy >!<> then?" I "He walked over, Itaikej down at , fin mack's body tor a minute, then I walked up to his falber and put his ,arm arennd the Ian i The.\ walked ?away. I'p to the nine I went to Hie ' Polk Hais I did not Know that the I son was implicated in 'lie shooting." [ Senator Held P>*to\ Clumsily. I The witness In answer to ?titos I lions', raid when Senator Car in nek fell, he still had I he pistol by the j barrel. Upside down, clumsily in bis I hand. She also said that alter the ? shooting voting Cooiier put something [ into his pocket under his overcoat. Murin?; the dramatic recital Mrs. j Car mack lowered her veil and put ? head on her sister's breast. Two of b:'r frlen Is fanned her white ; another held her hands Alter i he noon recess Attorney I Washington began to cross examine ; Mrs Eastman. j The witncis was perfectly at ease. ' The questions'Were aimed to show 'that Colonel Cooper could see Car mack draw his revolver and that as lie did s<> Carmack stepped to one side so that she was directly between him and Colonel Cooper. Carmack Shot from Behind. "I think Mr. Carmack s-arted to? wards Colonel Cooper and Im tween the Colonel and Robin Cooper. I know that Mr. Carmack was shot from bind liv Robin Cooper ami lurched out into the street," said the witness "Yo:i did not see Colonel Cooper liie a shot or have a weapon in his hand?" "No sir." "You did not see Robin Cooper five a she- or have a weapon in bis hand?" " No sir." "And, you did not see Senator Car? mack lire a shot?" "No sir." "Is vour sight good?" "Splendid, thank you general." re? torted the witness, smiling. 'You saw the pistol and heard the voice and you thought there would be a fight?" "Yes. sir." "Who did you think would fight?' "I presumed that the man behind me who called the senator a coward and told him to get from betiind my skirts, would tight, and I presumed Senator Carmack would defend* him? self If he got a chance." Attorne-i Presses Witness. Mr. Washington pressed t ie witness to tell how long it would take to turn a pistol into position from barrel to handle. She declined to say. and pressed arose dramatically and exclaimed: "As far as ! know Mr. Carmack never reversed bis revolver but fell dead with i; held by the barrel in his hand." At :i o'clock P m. Mr. Washington ?oncl:'ded. and bad not made the wit? ness contradict herseif on even the slightest detail. The state then questioned her a little further to prove that the crime was committed in Davidson county. Tenn. and then excused her. When the left the stand Mrs. East? man went dirertlv to Mrs. earmark's seat, put her arms around the widow and ki-sed her affectionately. Moth wimen burst into tears and cried for a momenr In each other's arms STATEHOOD SILL. Senate Probably Has Buried Measure For This Session. fBy Associated Press ) WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 1?.? The New Mexico and Arizona slate hood bill, which passed the Honte yesterday, today was referred by the Senate to the rgmmittre on terri? tories. This action was tsken after con? siderable man cut cring. on the floor, and the discussion Inf rmally of a number ef suggestion* looking to, the passage of the bill at the pres ? nt session. The proposition holding the bill on the table so biet to call wss first ad vane d bur the counting c.f noes de? monstrated that there was insuffi? cient support f r the Mil In the Sen? ate to prevert reft rence to the com? mittee, which i- ' honght to be hcs. tile to ac'ton i>\ the present Ccn Kress It was suggesled later that 'h.- bill mi?ht tw referred to the eommi'tec with ins met ions to report wiihi:i one week, but this pm|>oslM->n al.-o' la<k<d soppon. and Snail* the bill' w*s referred suh nt any del-a'e and withont rnasider.ttton. Tlie mtr.mit . tee on territories meet on Frrday I :n consider the bill, hot it is no' I believed thst i will be rtp rted elthi r fsv< rahN or adversely |n ifcej short litre the' remains Bf the pre ent sc?.ion GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE IS PROBING 1HE EXCHANGES] Informal.on Regarding Mjrpwtn?cat-ng of Ct.ents' Securities by ?cohere Brought Out Yesterday. NEW TORY Peb iBfOrwatlca' -eg.-udisa ihr alleged practice cf brokers in hvnohecarng the secun Phoebus and Old Point WASHINGTON Birthday Post Cards Schraudt's Book Store 42 W.Queen St GET THE BEST WOOD AT Hoore & Phillips Wood, Coal, Hay and Feed. 12 ArinUtead Avenue 'Plione 1S7. Pino Wood .$1.40 Mixed .11.45 Oak .$150 Best Slab.$125 3 Cargoes Best Fertilizer Made Two cargoes already received and delivered; anothe? on the way. The up-to-date fanner is Learning Fast that the honest made Hone Mase Goods thai produce tne best results in the field as well as stand the highest official test by the agricultural depart? ment is 'he goods to use. uy our Fertilizers this season and be convinced. y Seed Peas and Potatoes of the best varieties also on hand. J. W. Rowe Co,, Inc. HAMPTON, VA. Sand and Gravel! Can deliver any quantify of SAND, COURSE 3r FINE, for plaster? ing, cement or any kind of work. New-port News, Hampton. Phoebus, Soldiers' Home, Fortress Monroe, or any place on the C. it O between here and Richmond. Washed or unwashed uRAVEL for roofing deliv? ered in bags. Prepared to handle any size contract. Guaranteed grades of sand. 'Phone No. 3. Office Bank of Hampton Building. J. V. Bickford, M'gV. M. O. LACKEY, Mgr. The PhillipsLackey Co., Inc. Real Estate, Rent?, Loan*, Insurauce, (Jeu'l Auctioneers, Bonding. 18 E. Queen St., Phone 32, Hampton, Va FOR RENT 127 Locust .$12.5" 245 Carey Street.$:;5.00 35 Locust .$12.00 t',14 Washington .$10.00 335 Washington.$M.ii0 422 Holt . $7.00 428 Holt .$<-00 121 Elizabeth Street_$12.50 La Salle Avenue, mod? ern .$18.00 La Salle Avenue.$10.50 Fast Hampton.$10.M 33 Elm .$11.00 FOR SALE 8 room dwelling, modern, fur? nace, bath, electric lights, etc. Good barn on premises. Property cost over $3.000?a bargain at .$2.750.00 SUBURBAN HOME, 12-room dwelling. moOern conven? iences. On river front, having a frontage of 120 feet anu depth or 540 feet. A strictly up-to-date home. costing $7.<?00. will aefl at a sacrUice price to quick buyer. $15.000.00 TO LOAN ON LONG TIME. EXPEDIENCE Count? in the painting and naner hangtt. .- business r.s well as in every? thing else. And we have had thtrtv years of it. All we ask is an oppor tunity to do on?- job for you then we are satisfied that wht n you want an? other Job of Ho sse. Sign. Ornamental PaiBting or Paixr Hanging done, that you will call on L. BORN * SON 51 West Queen St. Hampton, And have it done rieht st th ? lowe?t possible price. Phone 63J. ti<s '' r':< nt.i wa-; obtained tr..ia> by the governor's committee taeeatfgat ing the various exrnsnge- :a this city The eommitt-'e hsd a., its w.t ness to-tav. l?oul? Weimer, ree^ivcr of the la'e firm of Co-ter. K-iapp * f'ornysnv. who !? i.l of the h>p'.f?e eafion of sertirities c,f rllen s wtthotv their kncwiedgc and consent and .< fiires when ih- fi*m was failing. The ne t tied ; of s'ocfc rtrhan: here a-id akroa.| will be d*?ve|o~ed tcfotc :h' mni r nev Thur*diy wh? it Thorns* F Wo<dlork a mem be' < f the New Y.irk Stock Exchange who is familiar with the pracitr?-? en exchange* here and in fonign ca .ittls. wi'l sptxar as a wines* Th<- tin.mittie wtli nrohahly h?ar other eve hange experts and then lake nn ?h' <'Ui*Mcraticn o answers which have b-en mad" by rdfinaIs of tne N'.-w York Sfrv k Exchange to the ptcper-tl questions snhm! ti I by lie committee. Shipwrecked Crew Arrive. f'ARRARKl J.E FLA. Feh t?? Captain Jensen and crew of the No ?> (t:an bark Ceter. of Riser. Norway, have reache.i here in small boat from Southwest f""j|?e. where their vessel went ashore during th'- storm of las; Friday night ' The rri s s a?e.| by the v? s.*e| un? til s o'ciocv Sat'irdsk morning, hut seeing her g > t : piee.-s under the bear) sestft. started for Carrabell-. I Th"y will leaaaln here atttli word ran be received from the vessels owners CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO. I Steamers to Philadelphia SUNDAY MONDAY. THURSDAY and FfT.-DAV. Selling from Philadelphia Tuesday. Wednesdav. Ftldsv snd Saturday Freight received and delivered dairy at C A O PW No. ? Office Rirer Road JAS. W MTARRICK Gen Sow; been Agent CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO 12 South Del,war. Avenue. Ph adelpkU. Pa. TRANSPORTATION GUIDE. Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Fast Trains to Richmond and the West. ia-avc Newport Newa 10:0" a. m. 5:26 p. in. Locals Traine to Richmond G:30 a.m.; 5:45 p. m. Trains arrive Newport News, 10:00 a m., 10:35 a?m., 5:35 p.m. and 7:20 IP- m. Steamers Service for Norfolk. Leave Newport News lu:40 a. m., 5:40 p. m. OLD DOMINION LINE Daily Service FOR NEW YORK? From Company's Wharf, Norfolk, foot of Church street every week day at 7:00 I*. M. FARE?First-class, one Way. $8.00; Round rip. limit thirty days, $14.00 ? metis and berth in stajeroom in (billed. Steerage, without subsistence, $5.00. j TICKETS on sale at C. & O. Ran. \, way Ticket Office. NIGHT LINE BETWEEN NEWPORT NEWS AND RICHMOND, VA. Steamers Brandon and Berkley .leave pier "A" 8:30 every evening I pussngers only. i VIRGINIA NAVIGATION COM IPANY. James River Day Line for j Richmond and al! James River land : lugs. Steamer Mobjack leaves (Newport News. Tuesdays, Thursdays 'and Saturdays at 8:45 a. m. Leave iNewport News Monday, Wednesday ?and Friday a; 5 p. m., for Norfolk and I Old Point.. ? Steamer Hampton wllj leave Pier i "A" daily except Sunday, at S:00 a. ijni.. going to Norfolk, and at 4:30 p. im., going to Smithfield. Steamer "Ac. I comae" wHi leave Pier *'A" daily, ex Ucept Sunday at 9 a. aa.. going to j Smithfield and 3 p. in., going to Nor j J folk. j j AU business between New York 1 and Newport News transacted at pier llNo. 6. All btisinesa between Newport I News, Norfolk, Smithfield and local I points transactPd at Pier "A" foot of j Twenty-fifth st. W. H. LANDON, Agent. NORFOLK & ATLANTIC TERMINAL CO. "Sewab's Point Route." Effective Jan. 11, 1909. Subject to chanp" -ithout notice Iff 7:3' 9:00 10:30 12:00 1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30 its 8:00 9:30 11:00 12:30 2:00 3:20 6:00 6:30 8:00 ?3-Sb X5 6:30 8:45 10:15 11:45 1:15 2:45 4:15 6:45 7:16 ft rfc C:45 9:06 10:30 12:00 1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30 The Norfolk & Washing ton Steamboat Co. (Schedule Effective Nov. 1, 1908 ) The New and Powerful Iron Palace Steamers NEWPORT NEWS. WASH INGTON and NORFOLK will leave . daily as follows: Northbound. ; I.v. Portsmouth . ".r>:00 p. m. iLv. Norfolk . ?6:00 p. m. II.V. Old Paint . ?7:00 p. m. I Ar. Washington . ?7:00 a. m. |l,v. Wash. B. & O. Ry..?*9:00 a. m. Ar. Phil.. B. a- O. Ry...*?ll:50 a. m. Ar. N. T, R t O. Ry.*?2:10 p. m. Lv. Wash.. Penn. Ry.??S:*? a m. Ar. N. Y.. Penn. Ry_p. m. I.v. ~Vash., Peir Ity_??7:30 a. m. Ar. Phila.. Penn. Ry_??\0:40 a. m. Southbound. Lv. N. Y.. B. tt O. Rv..?11:50 a. m. J I.V. Phila.. B. * O. Ry... ?2:17 p. m. ,Ar. Wash.. B. ? O. Ry... *5:20 p. m. iLv. N. Y.. Penn. Ry.?12:55 p. m. Ar. Wash.. Penn. Ry.?*fi:16 p. m. A'. Wash. Penn. Ry.!6:22 p m. I I.v. phila.. Penn. Rr.?3:20 p. m. jAr. Wash.. Penn. Ry.?6:22 p. m. Lv. Washington. Ar. Old Pt. Comfort .. Ar. Norfolk. ...?6:45 p m. _?7:00 a. m ...?8:00 a. m. ?I>aily. ??Daily except Smday. !Sunda; only. For information apply to 1. N. SMITH. Aeent. T'nion Tleltet Office. Chamberlain Hotel. Old Poln'. Virginia. P M PRlTCHARi". Gen AgenL JXO I. WILLIAMS City Pas?. A?ent. corner Granhy and Plume ^tree's. Norfolk. Btf chwtt 4 WMfiTrtRftC#< I STEAMSHIP LINES. Pas*?r.ger and Freight. Newport News to Baltimore, laaily Except Tuesday, 6 p m i Fare $3 00 One Way. $5 00 Round Tr p?including Statesroom Berth Tickets to ail points. Newport News to Boater.. Every Mon . Wed . and ga'_ |j no noon. Norfolk to Providence. T.X'r; m Tt ir sad Sat. 4 p sa. For ?:<-!- and fanner aforasatioa ?wpl to HC AVERT Arent. New port News, ? a.