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INTO "GRAFT" CHARGES ( . ' Judge Mm Refers in His Cinrge tt AMoyse Site Controversy. IfflCMIUL CASES PRESENTED Eight True Bill? Ar? Returned and . Jury Has Mere Work Ahead?Two j ??~dreton.es for Trial Today? Regular , September Term of Corporation Court Begins. Acting ujion Hie requeut of Com? monwealth's Attorney Hi rkeley. Judge T. J. Harham yesterday morning cali ed the attention of the grand jury In the Corporation Court to the Charge? of ? graft* In connooUon with the purchase ?f the new aim*bouae ?tte by the city, which were made on the fl'or of the common council last Tuesday night, and to the fact that two Democratic primaries? the muni? cipal primary of June \i and IB* Stste prlmarv of August .">?have been held in 'his city sluce the slttiug or, the last grsnd Jt:ry. Before calling the Jury a attention to tbi-so matters, Judge Harham de-1 livfred a lengthy charge to the Ju? rors. He laid especial emphasis up? on any violations of the lieeuse raws and any act.- ?gaiust public policy, such as cocaine gelling, gambling and Sunday selling of Ugjuar. Yesterday wss the first day of the September term. Many criminal cases were presented to the Jury and the consideration 01 these consumed, the entire day. Other warrants will be presented to the Jury this morning and aa soon as they have teen dis? posed of, the Jurors will begin the consideration of the sjcelal matter-, which were brought to their atten? tion by Judge Harham. Investigation of Charges. In requesting the court to call the Jury 's attention to the - graft" charges, Captain Berkeley suid that he hal aeen in the dailv newspapers that President 1>. S. Jones, of the crromon counell, had declared before the coun? cil that he believed that the alm:' houre ?ite never would have been purchased If certain members of the council bad not reeeiv? d a commission on the -sale. He went on to say that he had also read m the papers that en* member of the council had asked for an Investigation of the "graft" j charges. The grand Jury and not' the council, he declared. Is t he proper hotly to Investigate any alleged graft" by the city officials and for that reason he would ask ?he court tc call the attention of the jury to the charges. Captain Berkeley slso pointed out to the court that the present grand j Jury is the first that has sat since the expiration of the time for the can? didates In the municipal primary of June 12 and the State primary of Anguet :. and that while he had heard no Intimation cf any Irregularities in the primsries it might be well to have the grand Jury look into the conduct j of the elections. Eight True Bills Returned. After being in session all day. the grand Jury returned eight tru> blllj aa follows; Ralph Whiting, ci lored. murder Mella Clarke, colored, malicious cutting of Fl-ra Msck Wingfleid BoMea alias Wingfleid Boiling, eotored. malicious cuttlrur of Chart*-* Vieh. Mary Wi.iiaros. c- lored malicious catting of EH,-n Alexander. Melvln Jasper, o? lored. malicious Cutting cf Jerrv r-irgc William Wilson, colored, mslrrioua Cutting o? kjr.anuel Taylor Cornelius Srewan. ' color' rf mali ?aas *h-ot:ng ?f Chsrlc* Johnson Richard i?ma, colored. rr:m:nat ?"null ra Francis Harris. ,n 11-year 9m aegro ?Irl The grand jury returned "not a true Nil" Ib the each of the f Mowing Sarah Batten, color, d chanted with being aa atttnmny and principal In tkw reonad degree with Rais? Whiting tm the murder of Walter Pl-mming starve Wilson colored charged with Hfe wMscteee cart tin* of Harel An Tarier, charged wltb ma outline of William Wtianu. Thw bsrv hewed part of the ewkteaoe evww<fw)ww$ w^?fewi Cvffew! djaweseS a aruaa -? t?* aw TSet Is avr aw* fmnteruse Sannii ? mm** that a k* eauwaks aiiuwi r????<?'? a ni? % ay an *? Bat iseHI is ef is* srni fcui -* tf taWarMa- T..I- ? ??* It... IStSBII I ymm. bares e?w>Ur>?? ???-< ? '?i?-v; bear tfBJJ). ? V*fw H wm VfJfwTV'tw' m%mfmMf*M, IVs^IvSsb tv tto ???n>t aad untmm ??e.HsaiaaMia -aa Km ?SI eeavttlea ?earta? wii' to ?*-?et tw*??? as** reset ?n- rf te ?~ '?-?*?i sv 'start? wbtrr, m SSSVSS **>? ?? talawmt '-owWMtoa af SJsy ukweew* f-rUvK? g w Bs? wt t e*r* aa* Hsadiw* awSwJ? .*? war aaas ef *****???? -? ??* a* ??ss?rai t?*? as* ?asii in - - - ??? ~f-rar? ?rM%r |B?Lkw n cRBatTacn TantSa O Tse* ssr Keawr nsana sssaanjnatan yesterday Ii? the ease of James Gib? son, the painter, who is charged wita criminally assaulting 11-year-old Ethel Hayes, and in the case of L. A. tail no, the young man, who Is alleged (? have hit James Knight, of Isle of I Wight county, over the tu ad with a beer bottle on the Twenty-eighth street ' bridge last Saturday night. '1 he Jury will flniah taking the evidence In these cases tcday and will re|K>rt It* Unding? to the court. Other criminal warrants will be presented to the jury .today as foi 'jws; William Minns, alias 8am Miuua, colored. Isrceny from the person. William Smith, colored, larceny fn in the person. Andrew Collins, colored, house-' breaking and grand larceny. Prior Bpps, Edward'Tlniherlako an^ Harvey Barrett, all eoloredl, charged with houjsebreaking and larceny. Charles Cooper, colored. ti< use brenklng Edward McNeil and George R1<1 rtick, both colored, burglary and house breaking. W. I? .King, white, forgery. McNeil and Riddlok are the negroea who escape d from the city Jail several wee-ks ago by digging a no!e through the rear brick wall of the building. Important Misdemeanor Cases. When these warrants havo been disposed of by the Jury, a number of misdemeanor warrants will be pre scntcd to I* by the it art. The most Important of these is that against M M. PhipiM, the young man, who ran down and fatally injured (Vyear clj Herbert Soter with an automobile Ojl Huntington avenue about two weeks ago . The criminal warrant agiins' klon la llakhsh, the Hindu "charmer," who Is cha>rge>d with grand larceny, will not be presented to the grand Jury. Brooks the negro weman from whom llakhsh is alleged to have obtained $80 worth of property under false pretenses, |s dying irom tubc-r<"ulosis and she will be unable CO appear against the prisoner. The case will be reopened by Justice Christian, in the police court, and disposed of j there. Bakhsh is eiso charged with obtaining property from a Mrs. Mol Un. of 'WS Twenty-seventh street, under false pretenses. He undertok to "cure" her of a swelling in the ankles and is said to have obtained a gold watch, ring, a check for $16 and $1 in rash from the woman. Felonies for Triai Today. Judge Harham has set the cases of . Idelia Clarke. Wingfieid Bulling mid Mary Williams, charge. with malt [?ious wounding, for tomorrow. Thurs? day morning the case of Ralph Wnit Ing. whe shot and killed Walter Finn ining on Twen'y-thi-rd street, on the morning of Sunday. September 5, Is set foe trial. All of the misdeamenor cases are set for trial on Sep.ember 24 An unuMially large number of cases ire to be tried at this, the regular September criminal term of the court, ' ind the term will be au unusually | ii q one. i Social Personal Mr Richard W Reynolds and his notber, Mrs. Mary Q. Reynolds, wlllj, ea've tonight for Philadelphia, where 11 it noon tomorrow Mr Reynolds will I i fed Miss Sarah Bellfleld Effinger. |j >irtnerly auperintendent of the St. j j Francis hospital, this city Miss Emma S West, who has been he guest of Mr. snd Mrs. M. J A'est. 2:;i Forty-eighth street, will eave tonight for her home in Baltt ncre. Miss Margaret Reynolds left yes lay for Staunton to resume her St?d? es at the Marv Baldwin Seminary. Miss Ethel Topping returned to the ity Sunday after spending the sum tier with her parents at Am burg. Va Messrs. John Hamilton and Wins nn Davit, left Sunday evening for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute to re lume their studies. Miss Miss Ella B Thicker of Disputanta. left yesterday for her home sfter spending a week with Mrs. J. W. Hudgina and Mrs. L, E Pugh Mr and Mrs John ijtvwery have returned from s visit to Atlsntlc City, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Bel. Miss Susie Brown who ba? been visiting rerstlves in Greene been. N. C, has returned home Mr and Mrs Jerro -Smith have re? turned from North Carolina, where they visited retail res Mrs Jaojes Jemtssn snd little da-ghtcr are visiting relatives ta Isle] of Wurht coaaty Ml?s Came Tbasnas. who h-?n been visiting relative, here has ret a meg to her borne In Gk wrest er cooler Mis* Mnrtie Miles, of Wa-n> i. N C. to vlalthng friends ,n North End Mrs K. T? Owen and uttle da-sgfc Ter have twtsrrned boose after a visit to retatrreg la North Csrolina Mrs A. H Cot. who h?-, See? vis-t. 4o? "Hattvee in Wagnagtid. has return Mrs C M Cos sws rr ?rn-eg >r ?, Whghliigian t> C. whore oho vhut-d SCHOOLS OVERFLOW ON FIRST Djf Of SESSION jtatber Building ill Ml to be Rented for Accomodat ion Of Cfllfdffll. Iths mi se miner term Enrollment Yesterday Exceeds That of Opening Day of Last Session by One Hundred and Nine?Big In crssse in Number of Students in High School. When the city public schools opened for the session of 1909-'l<i yesterday mormue, the army of school children that applied for admission packed ?very one of the nine school build? ings and in two of the buildings?the Central school and the Twenty -eighth j r.treet school?there was an overflow of forty pupils. Arrangements for renting an extra room for the accom odation of those were made yesterday afternoon by Superintendent of Schools Willis A. Jenkins and the m hoi i beard committee on buildings and grounds. The extra room probab? ly will be opened tomorrow , Additional pupils will apply for ad? mission in the schools today am! throughout the remainder of the week, but it will he impossible to accomo date the new pupils before next week. They will be enrolled as rapid? ly as they make application at the schools and extra school rooms will te rented for them later in the week. Big Gain in High School. The total enrollment yesterday was UU9, ?t> increase of H?9 over the enrollment of 2.42? on the opening day of last session. The greatest gain was made in the High school, the total of the pupils admitted yester- | day being IDS as against 165 last year. it is expected that additional pupils | will be enrolled In the High schoo! ibis week and the enrollment by the ?dpi of next week probably will total 210. I Following la the enrollment by schools on the opening day of this session and the openig day of last sesslou: I 1909, 190?.' High school . 198 MS Central school No. 1 ... 375 558 Fast Fi.d school No 2 ? ? 36:1 I'M Fast End school No. 3 .. 52 32 East End school No. 4 - - SM 337 Ni rth End schocl No. 5 . 297 24r, East End school No. 6 .. 41 53 Colored school So. I ... 415 412 Colored school No. 2 ... 161 187 Colored school No. ;t .. 91 24 j Totals.2.529 2,420 Total white pupils ..1,862 UM Total colored pupils .. 667 623 Close Up Rented Buildings. I When the new brick building now in ' round of construction on Thirty-third :ireet between Jefferson avenue and Madison avenue is opened on January j I, ail of the buildinga now rented by | Ike board will be closed up and the | rupils will be transferred to the new ; building. Superintendent Jekins esti? mates that there will be enough pupils , :o Oil four rooms of the building The lew schoo; will be complted on De? cember |j but about one month will tie required to. furnish it and get it ?endy for occupancy by the pupils. | ' The corps of teachers in the schools | his year is larger than ever before.! i total of 66 instructors being employ-! si Five of these teach special courses I ? is follows: music, drswing. manual 1 raining, domestlr science and busi- j < less courses. There Is also an as litant manual training teacher. PrtpMrt for Shipyard Work. It is the plan of Superintendent Jen rtns to have the sssistant manual raining teachers relieve the manual; raining and drawing teachers as ? ouch as possible so that those teach- [I ts may devote more time to the I caching of the High school pupils In I hese branches These pupils are to i >e Instructed in manual training and Irawing with a view of preparing, hem for work in the ahlpyard. The officials of the yard bare : igreed to cooperate with the school in '' his particniar and Superinteadant tenktns hopes, to so work out the ?corses (bat witbtn a very few rears he graduates of the local H'gh school n the manual training and drawing nurses will have the ?ante rating at a* shipyard as the graduates of the Vow York and Wash lagt on man .si raining High schools Electees Course This Year The High school this roar is to be >enducted und*r what ia known in the school world as the aalt system and Ibe course la pa he an elective one Des*?* the usua full classical course, ?here wtn be a business course and Ikw is?al training and drawing In the business depart meat typ* ?"?**??? hand, kt uhhasndgg aad bn??Mas last ..it b- taught These crureos are taaaht m the last two years of the High school Go With _ The demand tor that wooderfn. NMgngjrh. Liver and Kidney eure. Dr Kingi ye. |jf, rnu, ?^???g The Academy Pharmacy aad TilII? Drug Co .ay they arrer anw the nwe it. hecaa?e tBey sever fail to IMameh >wifm*\c? la Judged by the applause It received. "Brt wster? Millions, which was ff scuted at too Arad< di] of Music fcutt night, still has a ?arm ptoea 'n lb* hearts of Newport New?' theater goers. The pteo? was ptwiltH tot the third time In this city last even? ing, before a well Mied iiouse. It was well acted. The scenic efMcta were excellent, the yacht scene "? the third act being especially good. The company playing firewater's Million?" la a well balanced organi? zation in every way Hack sud every member seems to enter iuto his or her respective part In a way that is I leaning to note. Royal Tracy, cast in the leading rote U \I? ut> Browser is a finished aotot Marie Morton, as Janle Armstrong .1 regular man's woman," waa greal 111 many ways. Mergln Uytton, who took the pan 01 "Peggy," supporttd Mr Tracy in a creditable manner AI. G. Filed's Minstrels. Following is a part of what the critic of* the Columbus, Ohio, ttr. iwtch had to say about AI. O. Field's G reale r Minstrels a few days ago: "Again have AI 0. Field and bis merry minstrel men been in < tir m:st,' as Mi l ooley says, and the aggrega? tion owned am* qacre/ed by the 'min? strel magnate' is giving the best show of the many alrr. tdy presented. "When David rarely apiK'ars upon I the modern stage Mr Field contends j that he was the first minstrel, and thnrofore the opening tableau of the shew has uhe famous lurpist before Saul and the song of praise risen up? on the air. The Innovation is rather] a startling one, and the audience nt the Southern Friday night hardly) katV* what to exrect thereafter. "Although the harp David used did ] not have a tbueonad string-. a3 nd v? itlsed on the program. Scion Do j Miller as the. player of the one used.] sang feelingly the ojiening song] "Evening Star" from Tannhauser. "The illustration of modern Amer? ican miruMrelsy was above the ordi? nary, both In costume and stage srt <ing and the songs were new and*j well aung." Mr. Field and his minstrels win bei at the Academy of Music next Thury- ] day night. Sept. lfi. "The Girl of the Sunny South" Today. "The Girl of the Sunny South" will'' be the attraction at the Academy of Music this afternoon and evening. This Is a popular price- musical play, in which a number of the latest ?eng hits are sung There will be a special matinee at bargain prices for .idles and children this afternoon at 3 o'clock. BOLD THIEF STEALS HAT FROM HALL RA(K J. R. Ward Leaves Hat in His Hall When He G?e? into Supper and it Disappears. A thief entered the front hall of the home of J R. Ward, 12? Thirty first street, abtut 7 o'clock yesterday evening and walked off with a hat which was banging on the hall rack. Mr Ward left the hat on the rack when he went in the bouse to eat his supper, but when he returned to the hall to look for his head-gear a half hour later, the bat was missing. He believe* that a negro man stole the hat Immediately after dtrccvering th-j p ?bery. Mr Hall reported the mat? ter to the i>olree station, but the po? lice bare no clue on which to work. New York Couple Wed Here. Mr. Alfred P Ha nan and Mrs Ethel J. Robinson, of Mew York, were mar? ried yesterday by Her. W. B. Allen, rector of St Paul's Episcopal church, it the rectory. Both bare been mar? ried previously and afterwards wer? ilvorced. Captain Stewart Here. Captain Francis Stewart, of Dumph ies, Scotland, skipper of the British iteam?b'.p Mersario, was the guest of Iis nieces. Mrs. T. A. Reynolds and Hisses Lily and Frances Stewart here Sunday Mr. Cook In New York. Mr J C S Cook left last night for S'ew York, where he will spend two vewks on business. The EjccepHoncJ Equipment 4 the r-slrtWnta Fsr, RrftbJ? Co swd tV rwHrSe sf'winrneoft of its <-r? r? ' rudere 1 pi??de the production of Syrup rf Fajp and Br of Sawaa. ie al of its inrUea-w. by ol saun? the ware rowde aal pvwe-irse* .4 plants ktawwa ha art saost at the rajM propnvtawta. snth ? k aiseeu aad w/assfc-knj 8/rwp of ?na f ig> As Ikwre i. oasy was ami ease Syvwp of rigs aad fM\k af aVaaa mwt aa waa rw >sw w ? da I an a bj ? "rt?,n*1 net hod known to the CaisVwnw Fsj Syrup 3? entry, ? ? arways 1 mat ry tokwy the |MMvwsw* tft ?pA\ ft# lw**>?wA*rwaV A IMkwkj nt I uw b? sVefina unt'sfsww ortn l"tW> I. open rlewkag the pasta*-m*** rftkstCssdo?..? F? ?yrupCa m aw? I Is Your Shovel Worn Out ? The price of a new shovel is a small matter. But are you going on for? ever shoveling into a furnace twice as much coal as is really needed to neat your house?and then shoveling out twice as many ashes ? Ashes are expensive, because coal is expensive. You can't afford fo let one shovelful of coal get away without getting its full content of heat out of it, and into the air of your house. You can do this easily, safely and surely with the ODEL Heating System It thoroughly consumes every pound of coal, leaving nothing but fine white ashes. By a scientific plan of circulation, it gets the heat from the fire and distributes it, through steam or hot water radiators, with remarkable efficiency. As a result it will keep the whole house comfortable day and night, in all weather, and save one-third to one-half of the coal ordinarily consumed. It is doing this now in thousands of homes. Look into it at once. THE The Lcdom la food a kltcbea ranee mm the Model is ? heating* i- ?* system which is eayiog a great deal. Its (rate alone saves half g* itl P/s of the uaual coal consumption, and raakea it the ablest, quick R/\NGE mo*t convaaieot raaga ever built. Boo t fail to aee it. Model Heating Company, 142 N. 10th St., Phiia., Pa., Tel., Walnut 495. Keystone, Race, 24-35. ESTIMATES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM Brittlngham & Flnegan, 212 3 1st St. Both 'phonea 22S C. 8. Qassatt. 221 27th Stre? t. Sanitary Construction Co., 21 6 27th St. Newport Plumbing & Heating Co., 204-205 Silby Building. Bell, ?OOCL BOILia Watt. Ooxey & Watt The Busy Store Watt, Doxey & Watt TODAY and TOflORROW WILL BE BARGAIN DAYS AT THIS STORE! THE LAST DAYS OF OUR 4th ANNIVERSARY SALE As you read you will see how well It will pay you to make a special trip to WATT'S today. Some of the good news Is told here, by no means all of It. You'll find other needed things when you come. ruffled curtains Ruffled Muslin Curtains, full length and width. well made, neatly finished, full ruffle. An? niversary sale price, a pair 39c SASH curtain.s Hemmed top and bottom, ror rect size for half sash, assorted patterns. Anniversary sale price, a pair 25c ladie-s' 5ELT-5 Klastic and Fancy Belts, always sold at 25c. Anniversary sale price Wc WHITE PETTICOATS Lace and embroidery trimmed, wide variety of styles, beautiful patterns, regular SI.On value. An? niversary sale price 69c linen waiting Fine round thread linen for ladies' waists. 36 inches wide. Anniversary sale price *5c no. 746 Is th<-- number of our popular low priced Corset: a full line of sizes, bought especially for this sale, a splendid model of expert design and correct fl:. made of fine batiste, with extra strong hose supporters attached. Anni? versary sale price 50c black -silk pet? ticoat j A specia.1 offer for this sale, black only, good quality taffeta silk. Anniversary sale price $3.75 hand bags A special purchase of leather Hand Bags, in rough grain and patent leather, assorted shapes. Anniversary sale price 50c Look over the.se Corsets, probably we have just your size and style, an edd lot of American l ady and R. & G. Corsets, tc be closed out at less than half. Anniversary sale price 98c new fall outings Just arrived in time for this sale, pretty patterns, in pink and blue stripes. Anniversary sale pr.ee, N yards ft.r 59c dre-5-5 ginghams Regular 8c grade, light or dark colors, pood assortment of pat? terns. Anniversary rale price 6 !-2c $J.25 TAFFETA, 90C Good heavy quality, ? .'!?> inches wide, prettv lustre finish, black only. Anniversary sale price 90c talcum powder. This popular Japanese Talcum Powder has proved a tremendous seller, delicious Oorylopsis odor. Anniversary sale price, 2 boxes for % 25c TURKISH TOWEL-5 Extra heavy, full size. Anniver? sary sale price, a dozen 11.25 LINEN HVCK TOWELS Our regular 35c leader, all linen, hemstitched splendid quality. An? niversary sale price, a dozen 52.75 jatin damask Double Satin Damask, pretty rose pattern and the new satin stripe effect. Anniversary sale price 90c Napkins to match. silver bleached damask Extra Heavy Silver Bleach Da mask. 72 Inches wide, beautiful quality. Anniversary sale price $1.12 12c vell-4ine flannel A new fabric for house dresses, kimonos and wrappers and chil? dren's dresses, beautiful designs, regular value 124c 32 inches wide. Anniversary sale price 9 1 2c Watt, Doxey & Watt 2909-H ? WASHINGTON t: AVENUE Or. Holt IM. Dr M Q HOSt. father of State tor Sasoa W. Rott, of this city, ts W ?t MIMIC CIAS*. I deal re to organise ? amslc (ptanot riaoa of H to id aagehv Am gradoote if Randolph Macrm Woman's Toll-age of W . at. MbSS FRA VOCfl S HVWMJFT Capital Dry Goods House ?10 ?II WASHINGTON AVENUE. BLANKETS and COMFORTS EXTRA HEAVV ALL WOOL WM^f BLANKETS. SILK BOUND. 10? SIZE. I INCH sTR'PE BORDERS. IN COLONS OF LIOHT BLUE ANO ?*tNK. SPECIAL S3.Bg. COMFORTS. FULL SIZE. MADE OF BILKOLINE. IN RICH FLORAL EFFECTS. REVERSIBLE COLOR COMBINATIONS SPECIAL B1 1?.