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THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 7. 1908
By a vote of 115 to 21, tbe republicsc C1QCU8 of the House of Representative! list night pledged themselves lo aupicr a currency bill making commercial pap* i s curity fer the issus of banknotes lr. tones of emergency. This pledge effe. lively kills the Vreeland bill, wbict provides various securities that wonk better serve the purposes of the fioancinj banks and New York speculative inter? ests. Despite the apparent fairness ol tho resolution presented by tbe Houm managers lo the conference, declarini the approval ol "tbe nnderlyini principle of the Vreeland bill, name ly, the recognition tbrough clearini Louse associations of commercial pspe ai a safe snd logicsl asset loi emergency currency," there has been and is still, suspicion of trickery b; the speaker snd his follower*. The! talk last bight was not at all ii accord wilh their resolution. It wa clearly discerned Pool tbe portion of tb resolution authorizing lbs sppoinlmeo of a committee of five to perfect a bil ?nd report it bick to tbe conference con taiued the real essence of the spt-aker' proposition. Tbe eflect of this was 1 discharge the banking and currenc committee from further consideration c currency measures, and make it poss!bl to bring before the conference a bil which, if approved, could be taken im mediately imo (be House. To protect husbands who would ot feet to having their spouses provide with so convenient a tab on their houri the Western Union Telegraph Oom paoy, through i's general attorney, Mr Fearon*, on Tuesday entered oppositio to tho bill introduced by Represents tire Garey, of Wisconsin, requiring tele graph companies to register on all mes sages the minute of sending snd recelv ing. "I have known msrried men awaj vd om home who would object to bavin*; their spouses know the time when tele grams to them were filed," declared Mr. Fearon*, addressing the House com mittee on interstate and foreign com taerce. We had favored the proposal tc twister on all messages tbe time ol Bending, but since the friendly suggestioi of Mr. Fearons we recant. Not that we, ourselves, object to the tab businesi (perish tbe thought) but there are othen for whom we have a fellow feeling. The love ot home and the desire ti return thereto after a long absence it deep seated in the heart of every mac ?nd so Bishop Augustine Van de Vyver, for la*> years bishop of the Oatholic Dio? cese of Richmond, has resigned his posl ?nd will return to his native land, Bel? gium. Bishop Van de Vyver state. last night that his only object in retiring ia tbat he may spend his declining yean among his own people and in his native coi airy. Permission lo retire wai granted him by the pope du ring his visi< to Europe last summer. The bishop it ? strong-willed man, but human nature Ia stronger, so with his declining yean hia yearning for home and a desiri: of relief from a too busy and active life bave naturally overeome bim and he noa seeks a well-earned rest among the scene* ?nd friends of his boyhood. The order by the adjutant general ol the state disbanding Company Q, Sev? enteenth Regiment, the Alexandria Light Infantry, came as a surprise to the officers and men of the company anti to the citizms of Alexandria, The company, though not as flourishing ss it hu beeu during the many years of its history is in fairly good condition and recently a number of recruils have been ?dded to its ranks. No wsrniog was given the officers who have devoted much time and labor in advancing the interest1 of the company and the sudden action hy the stste military suthoiitirs leaves Alexandria without a military company. It is hoped that prompt s'eps will be taken to reorganize tbe Alexandria Light Infantry and pu*, the company on a aarer bas ? thin ever before. Senator Teller predicted in the ?Senate yesterday that the time might come in this country when some one in power, to whom the people looked as their protector, tbrough the exercises of the power given him through ill-consid? ered legislation, might disrupt the whole republic. Mr. Teller is a far seeiog man ?nd feats a dictatorship, and says we are paving the way for a Napoleoo. He showed that ibe dinger is in centraliza? tion and warns against insidious en? croachments upon powers of Slates. The continuation of such a policy, be de? clares, may disrupt the American re? public. Mr. Teller ia not ibe only man who sees in the distance tbe man on horseback. Cardinal Logue, primate of Ire? land, asserted last night to representa? tives of the pren al the rectory of St. P-trickVOhurcb, in Washington, that the divorce evil ia the chiei blot on tbis eoontry. "Not ooly is it a blot," he laid, "bul if it ii not checked it will lead to tbe ruin of the Uoited States." The cardinals word* should be taken as a waning. Certainly the marriage laws are regarded more lightly now than ever before in I hia coo ut ry._ Prom Washington. 'Correspondence of the Alexandria Ga_tt_.l Washington, D. C., May Until the House leaders can whip tbe recalcitrant membership in line and de? termine opon some legislative pro? gramme whick shall not be endangered by any tort of filibusteriag.the only pork bar'l of the session, tbe big omnibus public building* bil',will not be brought upon the floor. As ihe first meaaure to be decided upon, tbe currency bill can nat poeaibly be sgreed opon before Dext Mondsy night, tbe public buildings bill will not be reported until some time next week. A role will hsve to the framed by the republican leaders but there is not much danger that any democratic opposition will develop to this great as auager of constituents. Gaston Philip the Washington and New York clubman, indicted here for the murder of William McAboy, the cabman oa May 18, laat year, will be called to face trial some day during the present month. Counsel for the govern? ment set the day of trial as May 18, but owing to the crowded condition of the calendar in the Criminal Court, the trial may ba delayed for a week or two, Philip ehot McAbov at the Arlington Hotel ab.ut 2 o'clock in the morning after a previous nigh.'- carousal. Philip is now out under 12.5,000 bail, he being with relatives st Olaverack, N. Y. Announcement of the contemplated resignation of Bishop A. Van de Vyver, of the Oatholic Diocese of Virginia, made at the meeting of trustees of the Catholic University of America tcdiy, has again served to bring into promi? nence the name of the recently-created Bishop D. J. O'Connell, who, it is said, is elated to receive th a elevation. Bishop O'Connell's elevation to tbe bishopric occurred laat Sunday, and his appoint? ment to the aee of Virginia is regan'e as extremely likely. Speaker Cannon is 72 years old todsy This evening the Illinois delegation pre? sented Mr. Gannon with an immense floral piece. President Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Rousevslt and J >hn Burroughs tbe naturalist, left Washington at 11:30 to? day via the Southern R-ilway, for Pine Koot, the president's bunting lodge io Albemarle county, Vs.. fur a week end holiday. The parly aili return prob? ably Sunday nigbt. A proco?al la pul a brake on the power of the public printer in charge of all the print? ing for the government was made in tbe House tc lay by Mr. Perkins, of New York. John W. Gmobie, of Charlestown, Ark., who was struck by a stn e car at Ts e fth ai d New York avenue last night, died at (he Emergersr Hospital thia morning. Representative Shi-rmsn, of .New York, predict* t-ii-t Congress will adjoti-n on Jane Htb._ Sixtieth Congress. Washington, May 7. SENATE. Ia urging the adoption of his bil] for tbe establishment of postal savings banks wbkb has the approval of the president tnl she postoffice def artonent, fcenator Carer, in the Senate today, pointed out tbat it would involve ihe employment of no additional force, the purchase of no equipment nor the impolitic n of any burden ot expense. Through existing machinery it proposed io extend to ihe people the advantages of secure deposi? taries where imall savings ccu'd be de? posited and a small rate of interest paid. Senator Carter said that it was pro? posed at first to confine the acceptance of deposi's at the 6,821 presidential postofficesand later to extend the system *o as to include every one ol tbe 37,684 offices vhrre money orders are dow issued. By tbus making bankiog easy and safe, even in tbe remote districts of Ihe country a bere there are no national or savings henka within reach, he was convinced that the system would pro? mote thrift. Under the terms of the bill the money so deposited in the post offices is tobe turned over to the national tanks in the immediate neighborhood so lhat the currency would n it be removed from the community. Large sums of money would thus be placed in circula? tion which ara now frequently kept in old stockings, tea-pots, etc. Tbe Senate today pssssd a bill author? izing the register of private yacht s'gnals, funnel marks, bouse flags, etc. The Senate today passed a bill appro? priating $5,000 to aid tbe Pocahontas Memorial Association to mark at James? town, Va., tbe establishment of tbe first settlement on tbe American hemi? sphere. HOUSE. On mo'.ion of Mr. Moon, the House passed a joint resolution authorizing the secretary of war to eitend relief lo cy? clone Bufferers in Tennessee, Texas snd Arkansas, aa well as in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia. Consideration of tbe agricultural ?p propriation bill was resumed in the Renate today. 8enator Depew apoke at length in favor of large forest reserva? tions. TRIPLE TRAGEDY. A triple tragedy was enacted Tuesday in Henry county, Va., as the result cf a bitter family feud, brought to a climas by trouble over rival blockade whisky distilleries owned and operated, it is alleged, by adherents ofthe two factions. Tbe dead, who were all riddled with bullets, arr: Samuel Shelton, about 25 years old and unmarried; Charles Dobton, about 35 yean old and married; James Holly, about 19 years old and an married. Tbe following were arrested on a charge ol doing the shooting: William and Grover Massey, brothers, and Beresford and Thoa. Spencer, brothers. The alleged murderers have been re less-don bail. It is alleged that tbe victima were waylaid from ambush and lhat their as? sailants fired folly 75 shots. There hu been for some time bad blcod existing hi'.weeo ibe Chelton snd Dobson fsmilies on .ne tide and the Massey and Spencer families on tbe other. Tbe trouble has resulteej in various difficulties from time to lime, but none wss of a serious nature. New York Stock Market. Few Y'ork, May 7.-The irarktt was in flue wot after the opening by London cable repciting decliia-s iu American* aod arbi? trage broke s sold bet wi ea 10.C00 sad 20,000 shire? in the first half hour. Thi* selling c?uel fractional declines in the early t-ading but buying order* on a large s'ale eau tad a renewal development if strength owing to tue .li :ht decline, were re? covered and ?aoipulstive orders forr.d s number of tpeei-1tiet into promii:eBce. News of the Day. The Connecticut republican conven? tion yesterdsy tamed down both Sens tors tt delegates snd indorsed Taft, Governor Gooding at Boise, Idsho, yesterdsy grsnted a reprieve until July 2 to Hsrry Orchard, sentenced to be hanged in Idsbo next week. At Lisbon yeaetrday Manuel, tbe boy king of Portugal, solemnly look theoaih of allegiance lo his people aod, witb all the traditional courtly observance, wss proclaimed the ruler of the nation. Mr. J. P. Morgan arrived in Psris yesterdsy and waa quoted aa aaying that the crisis in the American financial sit? uation had passsed and that improve? ment wu only a queation of time. Thousands of gallons of burning oil flowed s block and a hslf tbrough s street in Brooklyn todsy when the National Lead Company's factory wu completely gulled by fire that caused damage to the extent of $100,000. A resolution requesting tbe House of Bishops to suspend the "open pulpit" canon passed by tbe last general con? vention wu defeated yesterday in tbe annoal convention of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. An explosion of natural gu In the basement of tbe Woodcock Building at Bridgeport, O., today fatally irjured Waiter Harper, a clerk, and caused a fire lou of $40,000. The entire besi n ss section of the ti y wss threatened. The Womens Relief Corps, sn adjunct of the G. A. Ii , piopcs s to make a gift lo the national government of Andertoo ville National Paik, Georgia, containing about eighty-eight acres, contiguous to the Andersonville National Cemetary, Lick of a quorum yesterday prevented the Senate committee on agriculture frc re? considering tbe Beveridge bill providing that every tin or can of preserved mest or Vegetable*, etc., aball bear ihe date of ctnning. Ie is likely tbat Senator Bev? eridge wilie der tbe measure u an amend? ment to the agricultural apprcpiiation bill. The general conference of the Metho? dist Episcopal Church, In session in Baltimore, put itself on record yesterday afternoon lu opposition to intoxicating liquors. Tbe episcopacy committee de? cided to exe lode tbe press from tbe meet? ing*, sod decided it woald be necessary fur s badge and identification to obtain accw*. Loid Fairfax, tbe Virginian who In* herited a British lille, wu a passenger yesterday on the Lusitania which sailed from Nev York. He has been spending several months iu (hi* city and said that he regretted to leave ao early lo the apiiug. The only thing that Induced him t) go to England was tba* pressing affairs of bis banking concern in London. Wben Ellen M, Stone, an American missionary in Turkey, wea captured by origands in September, 1901, people lo all walks of life in this country subscribe cl to a fund of $66,000 to pay her rans em By a bill favorably reported yesterday by Senator Lodge from the Senate com? mittee on foreign relationa, it ia pro. posed thal the government pay thia money back. Another severe wind, raio, hall, and electrical storm prevailed throughout Louisiana, Arkansu, and neighboring Slates Tuesday night and early yesterday morning. The wind rose to forty miles sn hour in New Orlesna, snd tbe light? ning was about tbe worst ever known there, tbe thunder roaring without cessa? tion for several hours. Many buildings were struck and hundreds of telephones put out of business. A number of per? sons were sbcoked. Two persons died of fright of the lightning and thunder, and one is critically ill from the same cause. The hail, which was general throughout southern and central Loui? siana, did much damage lo tbe crops. dispensarTTIrafF OASES. Judge Jeer C. Pritchard, of (he United States Circuit Court, in a priva'.e hearing yesterday lu Richmond, listened to arguments of attorneys in the South Carolina dispensary graft esses with the result that an order was issued modify? ing his order of April 8 requiring a bond of the State Dispensary Commis? sioners in the sum of $250,000. The cares ia que.tion involve the question of State sovereignty, in tbat tbe commission is being sued for claims by whisky men, which claims grow out of tbe settlement of the South Carolina dis? pensary business. Attorneys have agreed u request the Uoi-ed States Circuit Court of Appeals to hear argument on June 2. Chief Justice Melville Fuller will sit in tbe place of Judge Pritchard at this time, the latter being dirqualifled from the fact that he rendered hia de? cision in the lower court from wbich decision the present appeal is taken. The commission nf South Carolina had refused to pay certain claims of tbe whisky men, alleging that graft had been going on between the whisky men and the old dispensary committion. The question paramount in the proceedings is whether or not the commiision ap? pointed by the State legitlalure repre? sents the sovereign Aisle, wbich csooot be sued under tbe United States statutes without ita consent. BISHOP OF WASHINGTON. The Protestant Episcopal Convention of the Diocese of Wuhington met lo annual, session yesterday, and sleeted Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent, Bishop ofthe Philippines, to bs Bishop of Wash? ington, to succeed the late Rt. Rev. Henry Y. Satterlee, tbe first Biabop of Washington. The selection wu made on the second ballot. The couvention was held at St. Panl'a Church, snd wu largely trended by both clerical and lay delegatea. Rev. Dr. R. H. McKim was elected president of the convention. The following nominations for biahop in addition to the Rt. Rev. Brent were. Ber. Dr. William Mercer Qroaveoer, rector of tbe Church of Incarnation, N. Y.; Rev. Edwlo M. Jeffries, St Peter's, 9f Philadelphia; R?v. Dr. George Cal* veit Carter, St. Andrew's, Wuhington; Rev. Philip Rhinelander, Professor of Berkeley Divioity School; Rev. Richard P. Williams, Trinity Church, Wuhing? ton; Rev. Alfred Harding, of St. Paul's, Washington; Rev. Arthur Lloyd, Gen? eral Secretary of the Board of Missions; Rev. Dr. Roland Cotton Smith, 8t. John's, Wssbington, and Rev. Thomu J. Pickard, Uh ns: Uh ur ch. Righi H-t. Charles H. Brent waa sleeted biahop ol the Philippines in 1901. Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent ls a Dative of Newcastle, Ontario, where he vu boru April 9. 18*52. Virginia Newt*. William J. Hayes and Miu Georgia M. Gibson, both of Hsrndon, Loudoun couniv, were married oo Monday by Rev. j. B. Keleher, of Wuhington. Clinton Dunbar Brooks, of Rcbmond county, and Miu Euphenls Smith, of Fredericksburg, weee married yesterdsy by Rev. Dr. R. J. McBryde, of Fred? ericksburg. Announcement is made of the mar? riage in Washington of Miss Olive Myers daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Myers, of Pseonisn Spriogr, to Mr. Chester R. Wood, of thst city. Thornie H. Chewing, of Spottsyl vania county, died yesterday at the home of hia son, L. P. Chewing, near Part Iowa, aged 69 years. He is suivived by a widow and six children. Tbs democra s of King George county have elected the following delegates to the State convention st Roanoke; J. N. Peed, J. T. Minor, jr., W. H. King snd H. T, Garnett, delegate at-large. In the Corporation Court of Freder? icksburg yes erdsy Jadge Joha T. Gool rick granted a divorce to Mra. Elizabeth Bernard Pollock from Tay toe Pollock. She wu granted alimony and counsel fees. The Association for the Preservstion of Virginia Antiquities will make their annual pilgrimage to Jamestown Hind on May 13, when the res-oreel church will be decorated witb appropri tte cere? monies. Prof. Jscob H. Hollander sod L. H. Lsvin, of Baltimore, were elected presi? dent and secretary, respectively, of the Nationil Conference of Jewish Cnariiies, which adjourned ia Richmond yesterday evening. Guilford G. Gregg, 78 years old, of Round Hill, died suddenly Tueadiy from heart disesie. He wis the first station agent at Round Hill, and was connected with the old Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railnad for many years. Governor Swanson made an attack on tbs idle rich last night before the Na? tional Conference of Cha titles and Cor? rection. He said: "Hands stained with ill-gotten gainea are seeking to make restitution sud the time will come wben fortunes attained by unworthy me:In el* will bring the stamp of dishonor." After considering many of tbe tociil problems of the Catholics, tbe National Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Piul, which bas been meeting io Richmond since May 3, adj turned yrs terday afternoon shortly before adopting several Important resolutions, among which wu one recommending that all Viocentians in this countrv ofter iheir communion for Pope Pius ou July 19. Warren county is now on the dry list. Ia the Circuit Court Judga T. W. Har? rison fined J. R Pukeand a man named R>gers, both brandy distillers, $3.ri0 each for violating 1 quorlewi, and a $100 fine was imposed on a maa named Manuel. Two monthi' jail sentence for each was suspended on condition of gcod behavior. Maoy persons applied for distillers' licensee, but sll were refused by the Court. ' VIRGINIA STATE DEBT SUIT. The terms of the decree of the Su? preme Oiurt of the Uuiied Htates or? dering tbe taking of testimony bv a special master in the suit between ti e States of Virginia and West Virginia over the big debt contracted prior to the creation of the latter State has been made public by Chief Justice Fuller. By tbem the master is required to speedily ascertain and report to the court: 1. The amount of the public debt of the commonwealth of Virginia January 1, 1861, stating specifically how it aaa evidenced, under wbat autboritiy and for what purposes created and dates and nature of honda or other evidence. 2. The extent and value and popula? tion of the territory of Virginia and of Weat Virginia June 20, 1863, giving population with and without slaves. 3. All expenditures made by the commonwealth nf Virginia within the present State of Weat Virginia since any ^art of ihe debt was contracted. 4. Such proportion of the ordinary ex* penses of the government of Virginia since any of tbe debt wu contracted as wu property assignable to tbe Weil Virginia counties on tbe btiis of aver? age total population of Virginia witb and without .laves. 6. And also on tbe btsis of tbe fair estimated valuation of the property, real and personal, by counties of Virginia. 6. Ali moneys paid into tbe treasury of the common wealth from tbe counties now Included within West Virginia prior to (hst State's admission into tbe union. 7. Tbe amount, value and description of all money, property, itock* and credits wbich Weat Virginia received from the commonwealth ..f Virginia not embriced in any of the pro-ceding items and not including any property, stocks or credits acquired by the commonweal h after (be organization of Ibe restored government of Virginia. The court reserves the consideration of the tllowance of interest of the coil* of this suit snd sll further directions un? til after tbe muter bas made his report. WHITE GIRL IN LOVE WITH NEGRO. The Wuhington police say that Florence Tunalaw, a young white woman from Virginia and employed u a servant at 1742 U atreet, admits that she ;s in love with Lewis Johuson, a negro; and, further, they say tbat the girl admi s that their relations have been intimate. The neighbors in the vininity of the house mentioned have been indignant over the action of the negro, and race cluhea were only averted by the police. The police uy they have letters written by the girl to the negro, oouched ia tbe most endearing terms. DRUOQISTi MAY BL CHARY, They SsiT7lWlB_s of Hair Prspara tloas, aod rear to Dlscrlmste. Druggist! tell all lei.-id* of bair prepara? tions, and ai a rule they are wieely chary of Riving nrefere -re to any particular one. bat many of t'-em have come out plainly fir Ntw br.'g Herpieide, the mw tra atm. ct thst a1 ulutely killi the dandruff (-erm. H. 3wac nell A Soo, Champaign, ill., sayi: 'One customer > f ..ur* who did not have a hair on top of hi* head when he le^an to nie Herpi ci*V, now hi* a fair start t (wards a boxI bead tifh.ir. We belie, e Herpieide tobe by far tbe beat preparation of its kind on the market." Hundred* cf .simile - lettimooia'i from everywhere. Sold by Ernest L. Allen A Co., agent*. Two uri 50c and $100. Read lue in stamps for sample to Tha Herpk'de Co., Datroit, Mich. 151 The Market. Osorgstowfl D, C., May 7,-Wbtsi i>>iQL Today's Telegraphic News. From Richmond. [Special Dispatch to the Alexandria Gazette.] Richmond, May 7 ?Temple Univer? sity of Philadelphia haa invited Gover? nor Swanson to deliver a commencement addicts and adds thst the degree of L. L. D. will be conferred on him st lhat lime, provided he accepts the invitation. The G tremor aaid today he would be able to attend. The Corporation Commission today Kraaled a charter to the McKee Surgical Instrument Cimpany of Alexandria. William Gibson is president. Minimum capital five thousand dollars. The Methodist Conference. Bsltimore, May 7.? That the divorce lawa of the United Statea not only per? mit but in reality encourage polygamy was asserted before the Methodist Con? ference here today. Not only is lhat so, but tha address of the bishop, which was the chief feature of the session todsy, declares that family ii'e is greatly Im? periled as a result. In the address Meth? odists generally are advised to do allin their power to secure tbe enactment of uniform divorce laws with but one ground?adultery?as tbe cause. Tue address also condemns Mormonism, de? claring that the church still permits, if it does uot eneiorsge, polygsmons prac? tices and declares that the political strength of the Mormon Church pre? vents the enforcement of tbe laws in tbe "itates where the church fljurishes. Tbe address reports great gains in every line for the church both ia point of new communicants, tiaances, preachers, etc. The total membership of the church in the United States now is 3,036,000 and the fmeign communi? cants number 267,000. Tbe total valu? ation of churches and ptrsnnsges lu Ihe United Statea i? $186,924,024. Tbe right of workingmen to organize trades unions is admitted in emphatic terms ia tbe address. "The chu i ch aod trades unions should seek each oth**rs help tor the uplifting of mankind. The church cannot refuse Its help to any one who professes to accept its principles and to seek a better life, whether he be cspitalist or laborer." Four Persons Burned to Death. New York, May 7.?Four peisons were killed and a re-ore badly ir jared in a lire in a tenement at 101 Orchard street early this morning. The fire, evidently of incendiary origin, started in the bise ur*ot near an air shaft, shot to (be top of the building and coming out of an iron grating at (he bottom of the fire es? cape cut off escspe of a number of per? le ms. Tbe iron ladder was so hot that a omni,cr of persona (til from it and were injured. One of the dead, a child two aud-a-half years old, was roasted lo death on the grating at the bottom cf the fire escape. Tho buildiog is five stories high, and is a front and rear tenement. List Saturday an attempt wis made to burn Ihe structure. At that tims oil soaked paper wai placed in tbe air*h*f?, but wai discovered before any damage bad been done. It is said oil was used ..y un incendiary this morning. M: lint L-tna. K>me, May 7.?The peril to those remaining in Ibe vicinity nf Mon'* Ivor during ihe volcano's present d's turhed condition is emphatically pointed out in ihe rr port j isl forwarded frcm .Messina by Ihe acientists who began an inspection of the peak last Saturday. The expertu say conditions have not beeu so tbreateuing ii years, that a new era rr opened at a height of 7,000 feet tig streams of lava and that the persistency and increasing violence of the earth iibocks promise a still more violent ersplioa. Tbe government is forwarding additional funds for the relief of those forced to flee from their homes up the slope or at the mountain foot by the outbreaks. Seamen In Peril. New York, May 7.?Slicking cloie to their s'randtd ship, the four-master Petrr Rckiners, which went aground las*. Thursday nt Besch Inlet, on the Long [stead coast, fifty men are in desdful per>t of death. [Jadar pounding of a atorm now taging along the coast the vessel is going to pieces, there is grave danger that she will break up et soy mr.uien'. The lug Rescue, which has beeo ailing tho wrecked ship waa i irre-d ibis morning to put out to tea to aave berse If and life-savers. Uar Probable. Vienna, May 7.? F'ghting between the c/nr him! the si I tao in theOaucuus look* like but a q-iestion of days. At tbe I_ur< pesn cipiisl* lhere bas been a disposition hitherto lo discount predic? tion* of a cls6b. Tne past tew days development* hsve wrought a change in the lone of official talk. Report* from the various powers' consular representa? tives in (be Caucasus bave had much (o do with the abift in opinion. Many of ibe consuls are sure there will be war. Thaw Peevish. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 7.?Just because be was refused permission to go for an automobile ride today, Harry K-nd/.ll Thaw, slayer of Stanford White, who ii in ibe Dutchess county j iii here pending tbe outcome of bia application for hab'aa corpua proceedings to free bim from the Maiieswan asylum, te came peevish and said many nasty (binga to Under Sheriff Townsend, wbo declined to allow bim to leave tbe j di. The Secretary of * ar at Panams. Panama, May 7.?Secretary of War Taft is i xpected to called on President Amador today. Panamanians sre won? dering why he failed to do so yesterday, but think the comiug interview between the two cflhi-l* msy explain bis delay. Tbe secretary wss dil. Ooe'.hsl's guest atCulebra Its- night. It is (he general belief bere (hat he will se Preaident Ryes of C ilombia before he returns home. Mijor Killed. Sisals, M?y 7?M-j ir Cope Smith, of the Fiftieth camel corps, wu kill cl today, according to a message from Land! Kotsl, by sn Afghan shsrpshoot Br. He wis leidmg s cavalry detach? ment in search of stoles hones supposed to htve be.o ahandooid by ibe fleeing Afghans to the weat of Khyber Past. LET I ER TO B F BAQQETT Alexandria, Va. Pe?r Sir : Brevity i? Ce soul of truth : ?, Devoe tates lets ksII m. for a j-ib than soy itl.e' paint. And the paint thst til en le ut sal oat wears ongert; Always. We can't help it. Yours truly, F W Divot A Co. P. 8 -E. S. I eadbtster A Bom aell our r-.uat. lei I Massachusetts Democrats. Boston, May 7.?Between early morn? ing and noon today wbe_ the democratic state convention delegates began to gather the only evidence cf disagreement waa on ths question ol so unqualified endorsement of Bryso. Aftsr remain? ing io session until 2 o'clock thia morn? iog the committee oo resolutions split upon tbe question of pledging the dele? gates. Boston, Msy 7.?The pisiform pre? sent?-to the state democratic conven? tion contained sn unqualified endorse? ment of the candidacy of William Jenn? ings Bryan and instructed the delegates elected to v.te for bim at tbe national cenvention. Gov. Johnson's Victory. MiirceapcHs.Minn., May 7.?-G .vei oe Joh_?on's victory io bis fight for delegate * to the State democratic convention next Saturday means tbat the Minnesota delegstion to the national convention si Denver will be in-trne'ed >?stand by W. J. Bryan's rival tn ia*** I * ditch. Re? turns (odsy lad?ate thit yesterday's j.rim aries will give Governor Johnson 900 of tbe 1,000 delegates to Ibe Htate convention. Minoespolis, heretofore considered a Bryan stronghold iu the State, was swept by the governor's force*. The Brysn lead-rs, J. R. Bennett, of St. Cloud and S. A. Stockwell of Minneapolis, will uot have seats in the convention. Fxpress Messenger Murdered. Denver, Col., Msy 7.?Express Mess? enger Charles H. Wright waa murdered today by train ronbers who I >o'ed his esr on a Rio Grsnde train. The ban? dits secured only $100 in money. They escaped. The body was fouad when ibe train reached D.nver. The robbert en? tered ihe exprese car rt Cast e Rock, 60 miles west of Denver, and shot aod killed Wright. There were signs of s struggle in tbe esr. Tbe bandits dropped off tbe car at Littleton, len miles out of tbis city, and disappeared. The sberifl is searching for them. The McKee Divorce Case. Paris If .y 7 ?Arguing lhat neither Hart McKee nor his wile waa right or wrong lo ths disputes which wrecked their home, Matter geoersl advocate believea ".hr court should grant each a divorce allow them to go their septate ways. He believed a divorce, allowing equal rights to botb, Ihe onl? solution of lha problem and submitted his reoommc-ndation accordingly. Tbe verdict will be announced a week from today. ^_ Killed by Storm. Chicago, May 7.?One death is re? ported as the result ot a terrific wind and rain storm in Chicago today. Tele? phone communication is cut off between the city and the life saving station at tbe mouth of (he harbor. Street car traffic waa also badly crippled. No re? ports of wrecks ou the lake have yet been received. John Luces, 65 years ol.j. wis blown down by tbe wind and died before reaching a hospital. Slxtletleth Anniversary. Vienna, May 7.?Emperor William aud the rulers of a dozen German states personally congratulated Emreror Francis Jorcph to? day cn the sixth th atmiversiry of hi* a<-ces sion to tbe Austrian throne. The cereuueiy ?ok olace n the Schonhruun Palarejust ou> side Vienna._ CONGRESSIONAL. Ia the Senate yesterday the District of Columbia child labor bill, amended to thc pe int of nullificattoo, waa passed. Senator Foraker and other senators ou tbe military aft.ira committee dis? cussed the Brownsville affray and tbe propriety of mskiog the presideot the judge of ihe fitness of ihe negro soldiers to re-enlist. Senstor Foraker secured tha .adoption of a resolution asking whether any portion of the rate law has been suspended hy executive order. Tbe conference report upon tbe army expropriation bill waa made in tbe i-snste by Senstor Wsrren and wu agreed to. Tbe amount carried by the bill as it passed tbe Sena'e wu reduced by the conferees about $3,000,000. The House agreed to the conference report on tbe till reorganizing the con? sular s-rvice. The House by sn over? whelming vote, went on record fgiiust the reestablishment of ihe canteen in National Soldiers' Homes. With the exception of agreeiog to the conference report on the bill reorgsnizing tbe con. sui ir service, the sundry civil bill waa under consideration all day, and but lillie progress made toward its complete. _ anding up ia (tee gallery, George Gridley, of Rhode Island, s'arted the House by shouting et the members and waving a tl eg. He was promptly ij. cted. MODERN WOODMEN, The Stste Camp, Modern Woodmen of Acreric*, ii its second tiiannisl con? vention, in Norfolk, yesterday elec e I ihe fi ll >wing officer*: State consul, S. B. Justice, Lowmoor; state clerk, W. M. Tredway, jr., Chatham; adv'sor, W. S. Paxtoo, Fairfield; banker, W. E. Robinson, Csrtersville; escort, William Evans, Norfolk; watchman, S. F. M. Ltughlin, Wayneaboro; sentry, G. D. Watson, Obiacoteague, Delegstea to the li >nni?l head camp st Peoria, (il., June 16, B. Campbell, Rcnnoke; William Evana, Norfolk, and G. A. Scbuler, Shenandoah. Hanieburg wis selected as the next place ot meeting. Tre administration of all officers was endorsed, u waa also thst of M. C. Doubles, stste deputy st Richmond. Hi* re-appointment wu requested. Resolutions were adopted approving the admission of the Stale of North Oarolius u a psrt of the jurisdiction of the order. The Pequet Houae, for 70 years n summer hotel, at New London, Conn , was totally de? stroyed by fits todsy. lt wm unoccupied. LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE. YBSTEBIMY'S RBSULTS. WaahiogtoQ-Philadelpbis?R*i_r. Boston. 4; New York, jr Chicago-Clevelsiad?Rain. Ht. I oms-Detroit? Rain. HOW THEY 8TAWD. W L Pct W L Pct Phila'pbia ..12 7 Ml I Chicago.8 8 .500 Cleveland.9 fi .?00 | Boston.s \\ Ali New York...ld 7 .588 j Wesh'u.(511 .3->3 .t.Louia.10 8 .566 | Detroit.| io .3 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE. ybstkbday's results. Pittsburg, 5: < hiesgo, 2. Philadelphia Brooklyn?Rain. til. Louis Cincinnati?Rain. New York-BoatOL-RWo. HOW THKY STAHO. W L Pct W I p, t 'bicago.ll 4 .753 I Phila'phia.. .8 9 *7l 'ittsbu-y .... 9 4 .C9i | Cincinnati ..5 7 417 iiew York...10 7 .588 1 Bruoklyo 7 113 0 1 lotion.10 8 .Kt) St. Lon_,.,'. s 13 .187 < City Council. A meeting of the O.ty Council wi hold lut night for the purpose of re ceiving a communication from tho coes mittee of the City School Bosrd h*vio io cbsrge the erection of s new buiidie for s girls' school. BOARD OF ALDERMEN. The Aldermen were in session but few minutes. Tbe communication from Dr. Wa M. Smith, chairman of the buildln committee, wu read ia the Oom mo Council. The committee uked for s appropriation of $20,000 to sid io d fraying the expenses of erecting lt school. The Common Council referre tho communication to the commiitee 0:1 fiaaoce ?nd schools. It wu later n ceived from the lower board and after bid been read the Aldermen concurre in the action of the Common Council an adjourned. eou-iox oouNcit,. A special meeting of thia body wi beld laat night for the purpose ot coi sidcring a communication from the ell echool b iard in reference to an apprt priation for a new building for a girl scl.oo1. Tbe srhool board asked for $20 000 to help defn y the expensea whit would be incurred ia the erection of modern bui d Lg The Chair state el attheou'set the put ?is-) of the c immunisation nnd asks for i's immediate consul >ration. Mr. Bu ke stated that the buildli would erst about $30,000, but aaid tl reuou the board only asked for $20,0( st preheat wu that tbe Peabody built ing bad beeu aold for $13,000, snd h bsd sesuiances tbat tLe cash lor th would be iu baud uot later (bau the flt of Dertmber. He explained that tl C uncil commiitee oo noance and lt committee ou buildings of tbe scho board hsd held a conference and unao mou.ly agieed that thia matter should 1 nio-ght io the attt-otiou ot Council 1 one. He r. (erred to the pureba? 1 the Brent property on Prince street h. tween Patrick and Henry for $12,001 and add that the agen'a had agreed give the city five years ia which to pi for it. He further sa-.d tbat while tl gir's' school needed a budding of 00 twelve rooms at present it was the po pose of tbe School Bonni to erect a bal dirgcf tineen tooms ard that part of d building cull he u i!?*d for amsll bo; un ii an 1 d lition watha de to Waahingte building. Oa request of Mr. Spinks the comas d.cation waa again reid. He said ll mr j irity of the members of Council we in the datk. He was io favor of ai action which would benefit the publ schools. He hid thought that tbe publ school property was so sss -t of the cit but he hsd found out diffe eotly. I ark d for anexplanation of the matte Thereupon Mr. Burke went into d tails concert n-Dg li* whole school matu which seemed to be satisfactory to t membe's. Mr. Marshall spoke at length oa t proposition and said that if th) city w goiug to furnish $30,000 to build ll ?elio'l the lille to said building shot reg.'nih* city. At present he said resied in the School Bosrd and acht trott*?. He was ia favor of the appr print?*J lut he wsnted the school prc er y s direct usst of the ci y. He re tbe lsw relative to the sue of ache property s-d siid by sgrf croea', 1 ptoperty could be vested j .jutiy in I city si.d in the school trustees. Mr. Willison pa'cl tribute to tbe abi y cf tbe School Boaid and pronouno them a capable and able bedy of reipa sible citiz ns. He spoke of the cone (ion of tbe Ewing building and ssid lt quick act'oj wt* neccsisiy. He wu the opinion (hat tbe school buildio were a city asset. Mr. Leadbeater moved the referen of the matter lo the committee 1 finance. Mr, Brill moved to amend hy Inclu ing the committee on scheols and tl matter wa* referred to the committees c noance ami schools. The board then adjourned. MfcUtf, BOAR4) OF ALDERMEN. At a called meeting of the Board A lderm,e_ nf the eity of AlexanO ri*, Vt*.., he Msy C, 1908, there were preaei.t J. R. N Curtin, eeq., President, aud Me** H'll, Brill, Marbury, Bxllenger, .'iel Sweeney and Summers. A communication from Wm. M. H_ft Chairman of tbe cemmi'tee on baildiog the City Hehool Board, ree-ue'ting an appi pristiou of $20,0 JO to aid in erecting a ache buildiug for girl*, wis racstvs- from tl Common Connell and th'ir sctioo in referrii th.- -...| v-r 1 1 the Committe-.'* on Kluan au _..iii?e?la na'caiticurr .1 n The board theu adjourned J. R. N. CURTIN, President. Tests: Luther H. Thobfson, Clerk. com*ioncouncil, At a called meet 14 of las Contra* Counail of the city of A le*_adria, Va , bel May Mk, 190S, there were present Xuiiert ,*u w.leu, esq., Preside ut, and Mrtsr Leadbeater, hurlee, Risheill, Mrau-s, Wi lisms. Brill, Raider, P. ir re il, Mon.oe, Bel mutti, llatrisca, Ubler, Minhall, u Spink! 'Ihe President et-eted thit the meeting wi called for tbe purpose-of C modern.g a eon municituu from the City Kchoiil Board, The follow,ug coenniunlcation wa* rec-iv ind referred to the joint Committee ou F Dance and School*: The City Hchr.il Bosr.l respectfully requ?il Ihe hnnorahle Cit* Council of A'et codna fo in appropriation of tweuty thousand ($20,0f0 io liri to he lp defray t >e eipenei tf e-eM iog a autt ible building ur the girls' school.* Immediate action by >i.ur honorable bod. ? n tin" t.-i-iie t ii earnestly deal red thal th s-ork may be commenced ss soo- M pos-nbl ind pushed to a rapid cone uaiou, thus bv 4_ ii.-g any interfere nc*- with ti.e proper lanniu if the schools in the fall session. Wm. M. SMITH. Chairman Comwittea oa Bud ling. Thc; board ihau adjoun e . HUBERT SNOWDEN. President, reste: Daniel R. Stansbury. Clerk, CC THE CURRENCY BILL. If tbe vote of a majority of the rs lublican members of the House 0 iepresentaiveat ibe currency coofereoer tat tight msy be liken as a barometer he Houae will ps. te-'ore a.tj ?romeo 1 bill aimilsr in macy respects lo th neasure Introduced some lime ago b; tepreseutative Vr e 1 end, of New York rVhile Ihe obj >rity d d not go upe.i ecord last oiguc a* indorsing the Vree and bill, many of its principles wer ndorseel directly and a committee of fivi nembers, rors sling of RepreB?ntstive >fie-l?nd, Duron, ifObii; Al e Kinney d Illiooi*; Weeks, of M s-uchueti* od Knowisnd, of 0*1 firni*. was ap ci-nted to perfect this bil1. Toi* com oittee will report to ihe msjority a oolher conference to be held Monds; ]i*bu ________ Insist opon DeWitt't Witch Huel 8*1 11? e ? e.-lally good for Bile*. Sold by VV. i trt.gttOQ A Co.