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SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL ?\ 1903.
It wii.i, bessea 'hat the wholesale merchants and others of this city have niaele a movement toward procuring more satisfactory ferry facilities between Alex oodris and Washington, and with this (ml in view a committee of citizens will appear before the board of directors ol the pre-se nt steamboat company at their meeting next week i'.nd ascertain what the company purposes doing toward bet? tering ferry facilities. The wagon trade between Alexandria and Washington OS well a? ??- pa-isenper traffic is important, and under more satisfactory conditi' us would increase doily, but the presene procedale on the part of those operating the line, it is claimed, is not only a source of annoyance but a 1<>?- to Alexandria merchant?. It is now definitely known that the Co? lumbia, the only boat on the line, is on the market and a? soon as a purcha-cr can be found the Washington and Alex inlria ferry, it is said, will cease- to exist, should no other parties manifest enough enterprise to start a new line. This condition of affairs has caused anxiety to the public; hence the present movement. Tin merchants have determined to ap? peal to the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Company and ask them to pluie? two up-to-elate steamers on the? route between the two cities. Should the single steamer now running on the Washington route meet with an acci? dent, a serious state of affairs would ex? ist The merchants say that in inaugu roting tin- movement they arc not ani? mated by a spirit of comp?tition, nor are they antagonistic to other corporations conducting transportation lints between the two (?ties. If present companies, bow ever, fail to proviile suitable facilities they will endeavor to induce others to do so. TiiKtHi.iitti r the history of our planet men have at times contradicted them? selves. In tact the world is ?? paradox, j Samuel Johnson abused pensioners tim? ing the greater part of his life and in his dictionary defined them as "dependents," ?Ve. Before he died, however, he re ceived about fifteen hundred dollars a year out ofthe? public purse as a "depen? dent." Mr. W. .1. Bryan, who has si. I positively and emphatically asserted that he would not sit at a table and eat with .Mr. ( ?rover Cleveland, was feted in Cincinnati yesterday and ate with Mr. lagnile, a bolter from tin? free silver m? ?veinent, who was master of c?r?monie.-. .?' part from Mr. Ingalls, ? relative- ot Mr. Cleveland wee at the luncheon, together with mie of bis appointees and others whom Mr. Bryan might justly stuped ot heresy during the campaigns of 1896-1900. Consistency is truly a jewel far more precious than gold or sil? ver ideals, and Mr. Bryan is no excep? tion to the many others who have foiled to find it. [tu started thai proceedings against tin? ioni railroads are to be instituted by the Interstate Commerce Commission, The member? of the commission will meet in New York next Tuesday and be gin to luar testimony in relation to the charges that the coal roads have com? bined in restraint of trade and in viola? tion of the Interstate commerce law. Fonimi -marges of this character have b en presented to the commission, and, ?t is said, evidence heard ami published by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commis? sion goes a long way to toward estab? lishing the evidence of agreement be? tween the mads contrary to law. Any action that may be taken that will even temi to break tip the combination be? tween the coal carrying roads will be pleasing to the general public am! es. peeially tho>e who are compelled to buy eoal ami who are being fleeced by the restraint of trade. Dl!. QlOMI ?. Km ? BOH*?, of New York, has announced that Bright's dis. ease may be successfully treated by surgery, lie claims that the removal of the sarronnding membrane ofthe kidney frees the diseased and weakened kidney substance from too great compression and increases the circulation in this organ by the formation of new blood reasela between the released kidney and the surrounding tissue. It is truly hoped that Dr. F.delhohis lias found even an alleviation for this terrible dis thoogh the knife by many is more (eared than the disease. Blight's di> llled medical science so far ami its ravages are daily increasing. I'm u:< ?:\ ? enforcement of an ex? ecutive order against gambling houses in Alaska has resulted disastrously to the principal cities of that territory in the matter of finances. It discloses the SStOUadiltg fact that the public institu tumsot those cities have been dependent largely on foes and. Sues from the pro? prietors of gambling and drinking re? sorts. ? ?TT that the otliciaU in Washing? ton have directed that the CSSCS against G. S. officers arrested in Porto Rico fot smuggling be dismissed, the native pris onere who are confined in the ponitori? tiory there for smuggling have presented a petition requesting that they be par" doned ainl released unless others guilty of the same offenses are punished. And why not? _ Tin: rtTBUC is informed by authorita? tive announcement that at the recent Newport wedding there were 7!' <:ue-ts, :!.'i musician-. 29 florists, :.'?"> waiters and 2<> policemen. It ha- been suggested that the? guests must have felt crowded. FROM WASHINGTON. [Co?resp?ndenos of the Alexandrie Gazette.] Washington, D. 0., April 18. Contributions to the chapter on post? al scandals continue to pour in. The latest irregularities brought to the at? tention of the investigators deal with the dead letter aui tion sales. Those -?les take place annually and are on the order of the "old horse" sales. No buyer is supposed to have the advantage over any other so far as knowledge O? the contents Of any of the packages is con? cerned. At a recent BOM it wm le:?mod that a conspiracy existed among certain clerks, who took advantage of knowledge officially obtained to bid In valuable packages at very low prices. The pro? coeds were divided among a number. The matter was brought to the attention ofthe chief at the time and a number of clerks were quietly released. The charge is now made that the action taken at that time diel not' take in the chief ol temltrs and that these still retain their place?. 1'ostmaster (ieneral Payne de? nies that he Instructed his subordinates to refrain from discussing the progress1 ofthe investigation or the submi-sion of any new charges. He has only expect? ed them to u-e good judgment, he de? clares, and want- no publicity that will interfere- with the proper conduct of af? fairs. II,? ha> not decided to suspend any officials who.-e Imreaiis are being ex? amined, but stand- ready to do SO if Fourth Assietanl Postmaster Genera! Bristow shall make the applicatimi for any suspensions on the ground that the temporary removal from orfico of these incumbents will in any manner expedite or simplify matters, .Members of the police force are ?n terested in a report concerning the future of a resort in Prince Georgi?' county near the north boundary ol 'the county. Humor has it that a pool room where bets will be inaile 09 horse races, is to he established there. Senator Bailey, of Texas, Senator Oarmack and Governor .Me.Millin, of Tennessee, and Congressman Bwnnso are ?ill mentioned in connection with the second place on tin? next national demo? cratic ticket. Julius <;. Lay. Dnited states consul genera] at Barcelona, in a report to the State Department calls attention to the purposed formation of a sugar trust in Spain. sir Chentung Lion-Cheng, the neu Chinese Minister, will make his debut before tbe American public al the dedicatory exercises of the St. Louis Exposition Aprii, 80. Ile basseeepted the invitation of the Exposition managers to lie one ofthe party, of distinguished diplomats to travel from Washington on t ie special train provided. Vandal? entered a senatorial committee room on the basement floor of the Capitol s ;t live BlghtSSgO. Em rv j>;iii<- of glftM in ? book-esw was oroken. toe top of a desk ?;iv emashed in. the electric irires ut-re cal ami torn troni their fastenings, ?imi papers were ?cattered everywhere, li is noi known that anything was stoled, nor does it appear :b If theft was the object of the person or persons who did the damage. A youth, brother t?? the secretory of s Senator, ?a- arrestiti on suspicion of having coBimitted the offense, imt was discharged. There is mach mystery lurronndiug the case. TELEGRAPHIC mu:vmis. A meeting was held in Munich today as ? protest against the department stores which are -aid to be ruining the smaller shopkeepers. The feeling against the larger stores ?s intense and th.? speeches today so stirred the dele L'.'.te- that the meeting ended in a seri? ous not. Several persons were in? jured. Leroy ??. Harding, who established banks in Fort Payne, Collinsville, and Attalla, Ala., ia missing,and coincident? ?illy these insitutions have suspended business. Th," Dekalb Flouring .Mills, and other concerns which Il ardi ? l' established in] North Alabama, are also embarrassed. It is learned that Harding is being sought on a warrant tor fraud. < ?eorge Jordan, a boat builder in New York, shot and killed his wife, Clara, in their apartments this morning. Jordan then tired at bis eleven year old son. George, the bullet striking tbe lad in the stomach. He completed his murderou work by shooting himself twice in the head It is believed father nnd child arc fatally hurt. Jealousy j, ?aid to have prompted the crime. The schooner Independence, Captain Joseph Cti-iek. which arrived StGloQMS ter, liase., today from theCrand Hank-, reports the loss of four of her crew. La-t Thursday night the vessel wa-. off Bec? caio, N. S., and a gale was blowing. Orders were given to shorten sail, and while taking tu the mainsail, the lour men were trashed overboard and drown? ed before assistance could be rendered. While attempting to deliver a load of eoal in Providence this morning Frank Holland and Nelson Peters, colored, who had been eng.und by the Eastern Coal Company, to till strikers' places were approached by ? crowd of strikers, with the apparent intention of driving the men from the wagon. Holland pulled a seven shooter, and fired five shots into the crowd, two of which took effect in the head of Edward Haxjer, a striker. Holland then threw away the revolver and tied. One of the crowd picked up th?? weapon and while examining it, ac? cidentally discharged another cartridge, the bullet which struck William F. O'Neill, another striker. Each is serious? ly wounded. Holland has not yet been arrested but Baxter and O'Neill have been taken into custody. Th.- eaofere&OC of Dim workers anil ei operator* came to an amicable annimmt at Hantin|ton, \V. Va., yesterday ?net being in Marion ter four .lay?, ami no ?trik?? will be de? clared m the Kamiuha ti, 1,1, where nearly 15,000 BMB arc employed. The terms ofthe agreement are practically a ten (>. r cent, iti ianiaiaf sad full recognition et the union hy the oj*?rater-. While the monitor Arkansas lay in the hari.or at r.vansvilh. Imi., Th-mday nicht, ?oes eue stole the Ion ? narrow pennant tut tloa?eil from the top ofthe military stati'. Black Diamond uhm factory, at >troiiii?l>iirtf. ?., wn? destroyed by lire thi.? morninf. The los- i- -xmridersbR Fin? ciuseil hy *_f?iitanco*ii??inibniiii-ii des? troyed the l?ttee? rapar Mill, at Yuri. ihis inoriiing. The Market. Georgetown, April 1\?Wheel 75aoU NEWS OF THE DAY. Wilson <?. Seed, a lawyer, shot and killed himself at his boarding house in Washington yo-terday. Sheriff Benjamin N. Hardeaty, of Prince George's county, Md., was yes? terday acquitted of charges of corruption in otliee. There is talk of naming a southern man fot viee-pre-ident on the republican ticket to try to offset Mr. BoOOCVeh's probable io? of .Nates In the ? . It ?- reported that the revolutionists new occupy all the western part of Veiie/ucla, excepting Maracaibo. President Castro is said to be lacking in troop-. Miss Harriet Fanny Humes Cross, head deaconess of the Church of England, died yesterday in Toronto. Canada. Bee wm a ??.-ter of Kev. P. S. 15. Croes, of Kapi dan, \'a. Lieutenant Governor Lee, of Mis? souri, has (led from the State. That In foe red indictment for bribery or perjury or both, is also apparent in the light of development-. Officials of the National Hank nt VYoodbUTy, N. J., are authority for the -tale-mont that 8 man had brought the other day for deposit 118,500 which had laid buried in bis back yard for year-. Attorneys for the Northern Securities Company yestenLsy applied to the Cir? cuit Court at St. l'aul for a suspension of its decree as far as it prevents tin? payment of dividende. The re.pit ?t was opposed by tbe government, and argu? ment was se't for Monday. The Irish nationalist convention at Dublin ended harmoniously yesterday after reaching m am?nent on amend? ments to the land bill, which, John Red? mond said, practically Insures the pea ngeofthal measure. The convention adopted s strong home-rule resolution, also a re-olution demanding the refe a-'ol Colonel Lynch ami .Mr. Kilbridc, S former member of Parliament. Major .lame?..? and Jasper 'fully, members of Parliament, were reati out of the party. It has just been learned that Senator W. A. Clark, of Montana, the copper king and multimillionaire, WM sued by a New fork woman in the Supr?me Court of New York county for flou, 000 damages for breach of promise, and that the trial was held more than a yea:? SgO and e.ducted with so much secrecy that not a word of it ever reach ed the ears ofthe public. The first step M the part of her lawyer to have her cose reopened and ? public trial held, was taken in her behalf yesterday. Her name is Mary McNeills, and she admits that -he -i- | a-i 86." VIRGINIA NEWS. The Conference for Education in the South will meet In Richmond April _2 to 24 in the Academy of Music. Mrs. Kli/abetli Sliackclford died at her residence, In Marshall, Pauquier county, a few days since in her '.'1st year. K. 1". Richardson, s New Kent county lumberman, found oil yesterday in an abandoned artesian vwll at a depth of 269 feet. The tenth annual reunion of the 4Sd Battalion, Va., Cavalry. Mushy'- men. will be held in Cnlpeper, on Wednesdoj Aug. 6th. The city council ol Fredericksburg Thursday night raised the ret?a! liquor license to 1-60, an increase of $280 over last yt a??'- ligures. The vestry of Grace Protestan! Episco? pal Church, of Lexington, has changed the name of the church to Grace I!. I.. Lee Memorial ( ????p??. A <rrniul camp tire was held al the Confederate Bazaar in Richmond last nigh! when speeches wire inaile by Bens tor Daniel, Governor Montague and Gen. Fit/. Lee. The Weemi Line e>f steamers of Haiti more, has instituted suit in the United stale- circuit Court of the Eastern dis? trict of Virginiaagainsl the Peoples' lino of steamers of Fredericksburg, to re-train said line from landing Ol any wharves on the Roppahannock river. At Stafford County Court this week a good-roods convention was held, it bar? ing been Colled by Capt. D. M. Le?, vice presiden! ed' the state Road- Or? ganisation for Stafford. Mr. 0. L Kennedy was chairman ond Capi D. M. Lee secretary. ? committee wa Sppointed to droll resolutions to be presented at ? meeting of citizens at the? May term of Court. Ex-Mayor Edmondson, of Middletown, Frederick county, was yesterday acquit? ted at Winchester ofthe charge of arson. Edmondson was released in 1600 bail lending the disposition of the other in? dictments Bgsiost him. The indictments auain-t Edmondaoo'i alleges partean in ciime, Mrs. Lucy Maltesta and her par? ent-, Mr. and Mrs. George Willey, will likely be nolle pressed The l!e\. s. Gary Beckwith, aeeietaal to the Rev. Thomas Semmes, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal ''linrch Rich? mond, has declinedthecall tothe Church of St. James the I.e-s, at Ashland. The Rev. James M. Morris, at present in ? of 9t Paul's, Richmond, has de? clined the call to Trinity Church, Fau? ltier, and the Church of Our Redeemer and Emmanuel, Londoan county. Tie vstrics have called Rev. Andrew J. Grinnan, ofWeatoo, W. Va., ??-sin? Steamer. Norfolk, Ya., April 18,?Grave fears are entertained in shipping circles con? cerning the steamship8. P>. Lackenback, believed to have been destnr/ed al sea. The Luckeaback was formerlv the American steamship Norfolk, and was remodeled at Newport News. Va., at a cost of $80,000, The vessel was valued at $200,000, and the cargo was valued at a large sum. Over two weeks ago, the Luckenback sailed from Sabine l'a?. Tex., for Philadelphia. She was loaded with 1,250,000 gallons of oil, taken from the Taxas field-. The New York Barrel Mystery. New York, April JR.?A new arresi in the Mal?a murder CSM), which is de? fying the best eflorts ot' secret service men and police eras made last night, when the fourteenth man named Joseph Guardano was taken lato custody. What connection Guardano has with the case is kept secret. The murdered man has not been identified. It is believed that the victim was redressed by his murder? er- -<i that his identification would be more difficult. Beryl Hope, the actress, or as she is hiiown in private life, Mrs. Maude A. Wright, of Newark, N. J., has secured a divorce from her husband, William H. Wright, of New York, on the grounds of desertion. LEGISLATURE. SENATE The Jamestown appropriation bill was favorably reported to the Senate yester? day by Senator Wickham, chairman of the finance committee. The bill will come up on the calendar Monday, aud it is the plan to make it a special order for next Thursday. The other part of the finance report was also interesting, the total-um roeoniineiiiletl to be appropri? ated reaching $2'>!l.nun. Five thousand dollar- wa- recommended for the State Female Normal School. Fifty thousand dollars was also recommended for the new penitentiary building, but in pre? senting the report Chairman Wickham took occasion to deprecate the custom of ?xceeding appropriations. He called at? tention to the original appropriation of $180,000, and criticised the penitentiary commission for changing the plans so as to make an extra $'?0,000 necessary. The finance committee reported favor? ably a bill appropriating $4,000 for a pest crop commission. Adverse reports were made on the bill appropriating $140,000 for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute; appropriating $75,000 to the State Female Normal Schixd, the fire? men's relief bill, and the bill to pension disabled teachers. Senator Halsey secured the passage of hi? amendment to the dog law, de? signed to protect fine dogs in cities by listing them as personal property. llt liill allowing I.ynchbtirg to secure right ot way through Amherst county '"or a gravity system of water supply, to cost $700,000, was also passed. Mr. Mcllwain, from the committee on courts of justice and roads and interna? tional navigation, yesterday presented in the Senate the report of the com? mittees on the corporation commission. The bill as originally presented has been amended in many particulars. The amounts were not read, nor was the measure explained It is a formidable looking document, making considerably more than 100 pages. It was placed on the calendar. HOUSE. The House had a long discussion over the Bland amendment to the osteopath bill, which provides for exempting the Christian Scientists from examination before the medical board. Mr. Duke -poke at length in favor of the bill, and Mr. Newheii-e and others replied. No result was reached and the matter went over until Monday. By agreement between advocates and opposer- o| a tonnage tax, all bills relat? ing to thi- subject were dropped, with the under.-tanding that a compromise ?dan of securing additional revenue from the same ??G?? will be adopted. Mr. Owens iatrodaeeda bill providing for an appropriation of 880,000 for the Farmville Female Nomini School. The Anderson bill to provide for the appointment by the governor of a judge to take the place of ? judge in a city who is sick or otherwise incapacitated, passed tbe Senate yesterday. The bill places city judges on ? par In the matter with county judges as the law now exists. Heretofore judges sitting for a city judge did so by courtesy and with? out pay. Two of Richmond's judges are now sick and have to depend on the courtesy of their brother judges. Both houses of the General Assembly adjourned at the close of the session, not to meet again until Monday. The pur pose of the adjournment for one day was to allow the members to attend the launching ofthe cruiser West Virginia at Newport New- today. Stout protest were made in the House against the loes of a day when there was so much to do and so little time left, but the motion aaS carried in each body by a safe ma? jority. There is little doubt that the Camp? bell case will be reported to the Senate by the committee next week, and that the matter will be promptly disposed of by that body. It i- understood that a majority Ol the committee are opposed to the attitude taken by Campbell S friends and that they disagree with the legal contention of Mr. Mcllwaine as to pro cedui?. It i- claimed that Campbell has only II votes in the Senate, and that his removal will be a- positive and emphatic as it was in the Hou-e. Then- i- a possibility, however, that Jadge Campbell, may not be removed from office by the general assembly, and may yet serve out his term, which ex? pire- January 81 next. The Senate coni mittee on courts of justice, to which was referred the joint .esolution of removal, met yesterday afternoon and spent two hours in discussing it. Their conclusion was that the Hou-e, in not stating the eaaees for removal in the resolution, had made a fatal mi-take and that if concur? red in by the Senate the action would not he upheld by the courts. The com? mittee will meet again on Thursday to work out some plan ol procedure. BbutaIi Acnof Gnii-jrOmous. Emperor William has ordered that a thorough investigation be made into tin? COM of Naval Ensign Hussner, who killed an artilleryman named Hartmann with his sword at Essen for not salut? ing him properly, acceirding to Huss? ner's version of the affair. The matter continua to attract much attention throughout the country. Hussner. now claims that Hartmann struck him be? fore the fatal attack, but all the eye? witnesses of the killing contradict his meut Hartmann was buried at Essen. The paper.- print an account of another military incident at the Mono? pol Hotel, Essen, in which ?in officer ihorply antistiti a one-year volunteer because the latter saluted him imper? fectly. The officer used insulting epithets, whereupon several guests of the hotel interfered. Another volunteer who wa- ureeeot then went to the as? sistance of the officer, who drew hi -aber and wounded several civilians. The next day the local government or? dered the hotel to be closed, the officer was placel temporarily on the retired list and an investigation against four of the civilians was ordered. List of Unclaimed Letters. Th' fellow lag i? a !i-t ofthe litter- remain? ing in tin? "MBOlilts. Va., postoffice on Apri! 1-. [Ml Alexander, John II? in?, Frank Avers. ?.>.> Jefltss, IU-ri Angeli. .lennic Jackson, Martha Ancien.,,,,. | A Miei vette.?, DB Bssssn, I I M. Sally Itu.-k-t..iit? .1 ? Peter?. 00 ? l? Rhoades, Fintene Callen. H RhniVs, .1 D Carteo, .1 .1 Sii ?. Militer Blent, ?'?iruliiie Smith. A and Mr G'-t.-r. Jmmt* Smith, Rachel ' furili ri. .fulian F Thompson, Anna ? .rim. Fdward V Vance. Mr? C M Holston. _BO?S Well, Alice Hill, Mr- 1 C Wil-..n, Kathrine? JOSEPH L, t RL'i'l'ER. P. li. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Launch of the Went Virginia. Newport News, Va.. April 18.?Tbe Cnited States armored cruiser West Vir-. ginia was successfully launched at the yards of the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, at 1:30 o'clock this morning. Fully 25,000 persons witnessed the launching, which was the (Umax of fifty events of carnival week. Miss Katherine Vaughan White, eldest daughter of Governor Albert B. White, Of West Virginia, was the sponsor. She broke tin? traditional bottle of champagne over the vessel's bow, as she glided into the waters of the James, amid the tooting of hundreds of whistles and the cheers of thousands of people. The navy was represented by Assistant Secretary Darling, Secretary Moody being unable to be present. After the launching, the guests, numbering about 5,000, were taken to Old Point Comfort, aboard the steamer Newport News, and were enter? tained at a banquet given at the Cham b rlin Hotel. Calvin B, Orcutt, Presi? dent ofthe Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, acted as toast roaster. Among the guests wereCov. White and staff, and Senators Elkinsand Scott, of W"est Virginia. The West Vir? giniaisa sister ship to the Maryland, also building here, and of the Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, and South Dakota, building elsewhere. The Maryland will be launched here next month. These six ships will be the most formidable and best equipped armored cruisers in the world. They will have a speed of at least 22 knots, and almost the fighting power of a first class battleship. The dimensions of the West Virginia are: Length on low water line, 502 feet; breadth, 0i? feet, GJ inches; draft m trial displacement, 24 feet 1 inch. The ship will be propelled by twin screws, four cylinder triple expansion engines of 28,000 horse jKiwer. The Wt-t Virginia will be a flagship and will carry a crew of 322. The Balkan Situation. London, April IS.?A courier has ar? rived at the foreign office with dis? patches from Sir N. R. O'Connor, British Ambassador at Constantinople, in which the situation in the Balkans is described as one requiring immediate action on the part of the powers. Your correspondent learns that England is determined to play the part of second to no other power, her object in taking the front rank being to block Russian aggressions. English policy will thus continue the same as it was during the Crimean and Russo-Turkish wars of 1856 and ?8?8. Berlin, April 18.?According to the Frankfurther Zeitung today Russia is contemplating an attack on Constan tinoplc. The Russian Black Sea fleet, the paper says, is mobilizing at Sebasto? pol, and is ready for action. The ob? ject is the seizure of Constantinople. l'In? -hips of the volunteer fleet, con? tinues the /.citing, have been forbidden to leave port and have been ordered to be al the di-posjt?oii of the government. Ships returning from the far East are also being requisitioned at all points. Vienna, April IS.?_ dispatch from Constantinople t?lla morning announces that the Sultaa yesterday ordered the execution of Ibraham, the Albanian sentry at Mitrovitza, who shirt M. Stcherbina, the Russian Consul at that place, a fortnight ago. I ?Kill with Itank Itolibers. Wampum, Pa., April 18?One man was killed and another wounded in a lively pistol fight at one o'clock this morning, during a partly successful at? tempt to rob the First National Bank, of Wampum. The dead man was one of the burglars and at 9 o'clock this morning he had not been identified. His body was found in a lot on the upper side of the town, at daylight, with a ballot wound through the breast, Henry Willoughby, the wounded man, isa baker of Wampen and is supposed to have fired the shot thai killed the burglar. He was shot in both legs. About one o'clock this morn? ing Willoughby was on his way home (ram work, and, when passing the bank, a man stepped out before him and point", ing a revolver said: "Hold up your hand-, and keep quiet." Willoughby as he drew his hands from his overcoat pocket clasped a revolver and in the next instant both men were firing at each other. At least two other men ran out from the bank and took a hand in the shooting. Willoughby fired every shot he had and then, having been shot in each leg, he fled up the street, for a doc? tor. His wounds were flesh wounds. The revolver fight aroused the people in the vicinity but before they could get to the scene the burglars had tied. While they had broken into the banking room they had not drilled the safe through. On the dead body were fouud a gold watch and $40 in cash. Shamrock III. Weymouth, April 18.?Lloyds' agents today surveyed Shamrock III., Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger, which was dismantled in Weymouth Hay yesterday. They report that the boom is dentei! and needs replacing. The hull is practically uninjured. The mainsail ofthe yacht was recovered this morning and towed to harbor. _ Nothing Like Kxperlence. "One truth learned by actual expe? rience does more good than ten experi? ence? one hears about." Tell a man that Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar? rhoea Remedy will cure cholera morbus, and he will most likely forget it before the end of the day. Let him have a wren Ottnek oftbat disease, feel that he is about to die, use this remedy, and learn from his own experience how quickly it gives relief, and he will re? member it all his life. For sale by Richard Gibson. ? Hweet Breath i- ? never follino sign of a healthy stomach. U'li.-n the bmoti i- had the stomach is mu at order. Then i- no mm el y in the world equal to Kodol Dyspepsia Cure for carini; lodlne tion, drspepsu and all stomach disorder-. Mrs. Miry S. < ri'-k, of While Plains. ??., write? : I have been a elysoeptie for years? tried oil kinds of remedies hut continued to jrrow worse. By the use of Kodol I began to Improve at once, anel after taking a few hot tlee am fully restored in weight, health and ?trsogtb und can eat whatever I like. Kodol digest* what you eat and makes the stomach sweet." E. 8. Lead heater A dona. MARRIED. In Warrenton, Va., on Wc-dnesday, Janut 2*. V.M. hy Rev. Dr. Beaton, of the Baptist Chared, Mr. JOHN R. HAYNFs and MARY A. RFNNKTT, both ofthi DIED. < ?it Friday, April 17, 1903, at 10 S. m., S. J08EPHLN?, dsnghtsr ef William 0. sod Jo?-t.hiiie Timlin. Funeral from her parents' resuenes, MM south Fairfax street, tomorrow Sunday,) evening at 3 o'clock. FOREIGN NEWS. Austro-Hungary is today under a deep layer of snow. There has been great de? struction of vines and fruits. It is probable that the noted Brazilian aeronaut, Santos Dumont, may not com? pete in the airship contest?t the Worlds Fair. Today is Primrose Day in England but, owing to the frosty nights of the past week, there is not the usual display of flowers. The Berlin press today again com? ments on the announcement that the American squadron in European water? will visit Marseilles on April 80. The irritation manifested yesterday is still apurent. The Saxon court of appeals has decid? ed that the American dental degree of D. I). S., is not recognizable in Saxony and have ordered three American dentists in Dresden to drop their practice as doc? tors within 24 hours. The dentist intend to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Empire. Mar-eilles was visited by a disastrous tire today. The blaze originated in the Hall Alhambra, which coutained an ex? hibition of fisheries and life saving ap? paratus. The building burned quickly, the flames rising 800 feet in the air. A high wind was blowing and the flames spread to neighboring houses. The newest development in the trouble between King Leopold and his daughter, the Countess of Lonyay (Princess Ste? phanie) is a demand on the part of Count Lonyay that King Leopold hand over the countess' share of the late queen's fortune. His majesty has refused and Lonyay intends to appeal to the courts for a settlement. A dispatch from Berlin says that Count Ferdinand Zeppelin, the aged aeronaut, has abandoned his effort? to solve the ?roblem of aerial navigation by means of a dirigible balloon. His immense shed on the shore? of Lake < '(instance and all his appliances and materials have been oll'ered for sale at auction. Zeppelin is bankrupt and heart broken at his failure after 33 years of work. He ?old his an? cient family estates and ha? devoted his entire fortune aud a great part of his life to the project, only to find himself, iu his old age, ruined and dependent on the charity of relatives. F. C. Yokowa and K. Takakaski and their respective wives were lured to New Orleans from San Francisco on the pretense of employment. They were met and taken to the "Tenderloin." All were escorted into a house of ill fame. The husbands were then driven offat the point of a pistol, and the wives forced to leid immoral lives. The polie? raided the house this morning and rescued the women who had been much abused. Disheartened from loss of work, caused by illness, Daniel Hudsou, deliberately stepped in front of an engine on the Baltimore ? Ohio Railroad, near Cum berland, Md., today, and was ground to pieces. His home is in Roinney, W. va., where his widow and two children reside. OFFICIAL. ?.? OaOIX?SCS tO provide for the assessment of a jHirtion ofthe costs of grading, paving nuil curbing King street from the SSSJ ? ro-> ing of Royal Itnet to within two feet of the east rail of the tracks of the Washington Southern Railway Company on Fayette street, against the property binding on said street, and to provide for giving notice of said assessments to the property owners. Section l. Be it ordained by city Council of Alexandria, Virginia. tli.it ilie City F.n gineer shall ascertain the total eosts and ex poases of grading, patria** and curbing King street from the etiti ("rasnng of Boyal street te within two (Vet of the east rail of the tracks ofthe Washington Smthern Railway Com? pany on FayettS street (exelusive of the oosts of grading and paving that portion of said street lying between UM trades Of the Wash? ington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Rail? way Company and two feet on each side thereof, and exclusive ofthe costs of grading and paring at the intersections between Un? curb lines of Royal, Pitt. St. Ansah, Wash? ington, Coluiulnis, Alfred, Patrick, Henry and Fa vet te street?) and that he shall then ap? portion a part of such costs and expenses not exceeding two-thirds thereof among the prop? erty owners on said street ss above described. taking into consideration the bone?tt received or damage done, if any, to each lot or parcel of ground by said improvements. Section 1. Beit further ordained that the City Kngineer shall make a w ritten report of the proportionate amount it is proposed to assess against each parcel of lami on -aid Street SS Shove described, which repMirt shall lie in his othee, and also iu the ottici? of the City Auditor, for at least twenty days open to inspection hy any person whose property it is proposed to charge with any such assessment. Section ?. Re it further ordained that the aaid City Kngineer shall give lll'teen ?lay-' notice to each person interested ofthe exis? tence of such report, Specifying the amount it i- intended shall he home hy the hind of such person, which notice shall cite such per sea to ansar St seek time and place as mcy lie fixed by a joint nomtslttSS Oonsisting ofthe Committee on Streets aad the Kinunce Com? mittee, to show cause against the pr.? nent. Section 4. This ordinance shall he in force fruin its passage. Psssed the Comi.? Council April 14, 1903, L. ?. ???.??:, ???dent oro teat. Passed the Board of Aldermen April 14,1903, J.T. SWEENEY, President. Approved April 17, 1901 GEO. f.. BIMP80K, Mayor. Danna R. Btaksbuby, Clerk < . c. ! GOOD ADVICE. The most miserable beings in the world are those suffering from Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. More than seventy-five per cent, of the people in the United States are afflicted with these two diseases ami their effect? : such as Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, Habitual Costiveness, Palpitation of the Heart, Heart-burn, Water-brash, Gnawing and Burning Parns at the Pitof the Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated Tangue and Dis? agreeable Taste in the Mouth, Coming up of Eood after Eating, Low Spirits, etc. Go to your Druggist and get a bottle of August Flower for 25 or 75 cents. Two doses will relieve you. Try it. __ Confederato Itazaar at Richmond. April I? to .May 1. All over the South we have placed monu? ments to our private soldiers and nailers and their ?reat ct>mmarniere. It now remains for tin- Capital of the Con? federacy to crown the whole hy raising one to our first, our last, onr only President, the h. ad of our civil government?a ifoverniueiit aa wonderful as it was blies*. We owe this tluty to ourselves ami to our eh i Id rim, that they may realize what a sub? lime re-cord was made for them in history. The whole South unites in thi? loving tribute to the men who died to uphold that govern? ment, anil to thoe*" who, with no less devotion, steered the ship of State. What have res doua ?a help BBI What will yon do to com? plete the work ? We ask both your influence and your sympathy, that we may build a monument worthy of our people and their deathless past. This movement is endorsed hy the United Confederate Veterans aud the [laughters of the Confederi? MR*. N. V. RANDOLPH, MRS. JOSEPH BBYAN. MRS. STEPHEN ?G??13?, Commiite... All parcels of not over twe>nty-6ve pound? adelre*.sed to Mrs. Stephen I'utni-v, President Confederate Ha/aar, Richmond, Va., will be cicli vend free by the e_ prese companies. DRY GOODS. Lansburgh&Bro., Washington's Favorite Store. Business Hours 8 A. M. to 6 P. M. Open Saturdays till 9 o'clock. Dressy Spring Suits For Boys. In fabric, style and workmanship, our Suits for boys are the best that can l?e obtain? ed. Like everything else in this big ?tore, the prices are right. Boys' $3.50 Blouse Suits, of all-wool, navy blue, brown and garnet serge, trim? med with silk braid, silk em- ?'J "70 Idem. f-?? /? Boys' $3.30 and $2.75 Norfolk Suits, mt fancy cassitnere ami navy blue cluvion, the latest style, perfect fitting d?J QO Boys'$3.30 and $4 Double-breasted Suit?, of basket and MooehesBBT sSBShner and navy blue cheviot, Lipt- ? cut, elastic CTI Qfi finished collar anel lapel. f?t.?? Youths' $i!.50 and $7.00 Long Pants Suit?. of Reading Cassi me re and navy blue <tA QU cheviot, military aud civil cut.?J>*t? VU A Qstf or Jockey Csp gratis witli every Boys' Suit. Lansburgh&Bro., 420 to 426 Seventh Street, WASHINGTON, D. C. Eight thousand naval officers and ma? rines landed at Malta today and pOM d in review before King Edward. Tin view was shortened as a blinding sand storm was blowing. The King wa* greatly discomfited by the sand. Eczema, scald head, hives, ItahiaSBSef the skin of any sort, instantly relieved, ??-?,.? neatly curerei. Doon's Ointment. At ?iny tlrug store. Monetary and Commercial. New York, April IS.?The stts-k miirkei opened strong, out without s. usati..mil ad vanees. After ten minutes the whole market continueel active, but somewhat irregular, with the average of prices well maintained. WHOLESALE PRICES IN ALEXANDRIA Flour Extra. 273 a Ili Family. 3 73 a 4 00 Fancy brands. 4 00 a 4!0 Wheat, longberry. 0 7? a lM , Mixed. 078 a 080 Pahs. 0 78 ? 080 Damp aril tough. 063 a 0 70 Corn, white. 033 a 056 Mixed. 052 a 053 Yellow. 052 a ? Corn Meal. 0624 a 065 Rye. 055 a 056 Osta, mi.veel, new. 045 a White, new. 0 50 a OK Elgin Print Butter. 030 a 031 Batter, Virginia, packed. 014 a Oli; Choice Virginia. 025 a 03O Common to niiddl?"?. 017 a 018 BMP. 0 14 a 0 1% i.iveChiekei's (?.eis). 012 a oil Dressed Hogs, small. 0 7J a o U " " large. 0 7 a 0 74 Potatoio, Va., bush. 068 a 070 Sweet Potatoes, yams, bbl. 1 75 a 200 Yellow, bbl. 200 a 250 Onions, per bushel. 1 00 a 1 10 Apples, bbl. 200 a 100 Drie.l Cherries. 014 a 016 Dried Apples. 0 3 a 0 5 Dried Peaches, pealed. 0 6 a 0 \l Bacon, country hams. 014 a (WM Beet sugar-cured hams. 014 a OH) Butchers' hams. 0 14 a 014} Breakfast Bacon. OU a 0134 Sugar-cured shoulders. OH a 0114 Bulk shoulders. 0001 s ON Dry S;iit sities. 0104 a oit| Fat backs. 0 1?| a 0 ? 4 Bellies. 011 a Oil! Smoked shoulders. 0 11 a Oil] Smoked sides. Olii a 012 Veal Calves. 0 6 a 0 :Ql Lamb*. O 54 a 0 <'< Lard. 0 lo? a oil* Smoked Bee*".. 014 a 0 1*4 Sugars?Brown. 4 25 a 435 Off A. 4 50 a l"> Conf. standard A. 4 70 a 4 G ? Granulated. 4 75 a 4 is? Coffees-Rio. OK a Oil IjiGuayra. 014 a 0M Java. 016 a 0 26 Molasse? B. S. 0 9 a 014 C. ?. 017 a ?? New Orleans. 020 a 0 45 Sugar Svriipe. 016 a OM Porto itico. 018 a 028 Salt-O. A. 055 a 060 Fine. 0 75 a 1 15 Turk's Island. 100 a 100 Wool?long, unwashed. 019 ? 0 21 Washed. 024 a Ml Merino, unwashed. 017 a Oil Do. washed. 0 22 a IM Herring, Eastern per bbl. 4 25 a 7 2?, Potomac No 1. 300 a 3 .-,o Potomac family roe. 4 00 a 4:0 Do. half barrel. 200 a 225 Potomac Shad. 900 s 1000 Mackerel, small, per bbl. 1230 a p no No.3 medium. 1300 B 1IM No. 1. 1600 a 1700 Plaster, ground, per ton. 450 a 500 Ground in bags. 500 a IM Lump. 350 a 3 75 Clover Seed. 650 a 7 25 Timothy. 2 25 a '_*?? Hay. 1800 a 2000. Cut do. 1300 a 1 e^ld pressoi Mossed Meal. .11 00 a :):'t?. Coitmiseed Meal. 2600 a 27on Hulls. ?50 a 700 DEPOT Q?ABTKEMAflTEBf" OFFK G. Washington,/). C., April l.V IM, Barisi proposals, In triplicate, will be received at this office until I o'clock. I'. M., Tncmlay, May t. 1903. sud then publicly opened, lor furnishing ami delivering seventeen artillery homes, and fifteen cavalry horses at Fort Myer, Va., and one draft horse in Washing? ton, I?. C. Rlank forms, with **petilflosllons for proposals and further information desimi, will lie furnished intending bidders on appli? cation to Lieut-Col. T. K. Turn, Deputy (?iiarti-riiiastcr Goaaml. V. S. Army. aprl.H,:O,2l, mayl,2,4._ VIRGINIA.?In the clerk's ft/fire of the Corpo ration Court ofthe city of Alexandria, on the l?th day of April, 1903. Sarah Ksther Rrowu I vs, ( In Chanceiy. William Walter Brown, j Memo. Theobj-ct of this suit is to obtain a divorce froji the bonds of matrimony. It appearing hy un affidavit filed in 'hiseause that the defendant, William Walter lises, is a non-resident of this State: It is order., I, That said defendant appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this order, and do what isneeesnary to protect his interest in this suit, and that a copy of this order tie forthwith inserted in the Alexandria liiizette, a newspaper published in the city el Alexan? dria, once a week for four successivi; weeks, and posteli at the front door of the Court House of this city. A copy?? USTE JOHN 8. BEACH, Clerk. by Neveu. S. Gkeexaway. I). C. John M. Johnson p. q. aprlH w4v*-a I will give ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ea*h to any one who will secure me, a govern? ment position paying not leas than fr) per month. Heve pawed civil servie-?. Add--- , aprili 3t* C. J.| Saette Office. A LARGE STOCK OF TOILET end LAUNDRY gOAPS, for sale by _ J. C. MI?.BCR.V WASHBOARDS.-Glase, Rubber Brass, Zinc aad Wood Wa-hn<*rds for sal.? hy J. C MU.RCRN. ?Cases CEREO MALTA just reeeiveil for ?ale at it* package, regular 1?<? _***??*^ Home made JELLY. '?"' SS? make, pare fruitami sugar, l-tegla**. * ^ WM. P. WOOLLS 4 SON.