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WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAR. 31,1909.
A "i.ker" io tba revenue laws, wbicb it in claimed hst cost the con? sumer*, of tobtcco $45,000,000, wat f)und yesterday by Mr. Diwana, ol Iowa, who at once introduced in tbe Hou?e a measure to correct it. Wben the war tax of 6 cents a pound wat levied on tobacco in 1898, aulhor'-.tioo was given for tbe redaction ol the size of tbe pack-get irom two, three aod fonr ounces to one and two-thirds, two and one-half aod three and ooe third ounces thus enabling the smoker to procure a 5 and 10 cent package of tobacco. When tbe war tax was repetled tome tody lorgot (!). Mr. Danton says, to re atore th* packages to tbeir Dingier tarifl ti\ lt is estimated tbat during thr last six years more than 82,000,000,000 6 cent packages have been told, and more tban 12,000,000,000 10 cent pack? ages, which, it is estimated, gave tbt iiitnuff.cUir.rs an extra proSi of $45, 000,000. _ Thk Supreme Oourt of Minnesota recently held, io the case of Anderson et al. vs Wisconsin Central Railway Oom. pany, tbat an announcement or adver tisement that certain property will be told at auction to tbe highett bidder it a mere dccltration ol intention to hold an auction at which bidt will be received, and is not ai offer to sell which become, binding, even conditionally, oa the owner when a bid ls made. The court eaid that the auctioneer asks for bide* i t the property, and a bid is an offer lo p-ircha-e at tbe price named. Uoll) the off r it accepted oo contract rela ti ma exist, and at aoy time before Ibe bid it accepted the bidder may with? draw his offer to purchase aad the owoir his offer to tell. Dr W. A, Evans, Chicago's Health Commissioner, taja in a recect bulletin: "H-Ueea theagee of five aod sixty-five death from pneumonia is useleas and a reflection on civilation." Q ted ventila? tion and temperance in eating and drinking are the na'egue.rds, Dr. Evan* adds. Commenting on thit The Record-Herald observes: "Pneumonia kills a'most one-tenth of all tbe people wbo di. io the Uoited St.tes, aod diph? theria is also one of the great destroyers. Perhaps no other investment givet loc'ety more for its money than tbat io the fight against disease." It WA- Agur, the son of Jakeb, the oracle, who was fain to admit there were four (biogs too wonderful for him: "The way of ao eagle ia the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way ut rn ship ia the midst of the tea, and tbe way ol a maa with a maid." These things .till puzzle the wise. Htd Agur, however, lived till this day he would, no doubt, have added to his list of things past finding out?tbe way of the Payne tariff revisioa bill which reviset tbe t-rifl upwtrJ while purporting to revise it downward. Theki ls reason to believe that Con? gress, a.sembled in extra session to re? vise tbe tariff, is giving ten times the at? tention to sr hemes for the mainteoaoce of protective plundering a* compared with the attention given to improving the condition of the mis-tea ard lowering t.e cst of living. -Tbe mandate of tbe YOten is forgotten, says tbe Philadel? phia Record. Nothing ii heard bot the ehouting of the lobbyists. DSMOOB_rT_4 vottr. should bear In mind tr-a: poll laxes should be paid on vr belora May lat, in order ttat they may be able to ?.-"??'-icipate either In the prirrary election for tbe nomioa'.ion of atate i.Beera, or in the general election] next November. -1 five hundred tnd n'lictv seven petition acta were passed i during the Sixtieth Oongres* aod the cry I* still they aome. Winni: ?>? mt to linger in the lap of | spring. _ ifAXCI felt d. | r out like a lion. From Washington. I 'orm_.-td__.ot of the Alexandria Ga__t...l Washington, Mu. 81. N rata will be reported io the Houae tomorrow to cut all genera! debate acd rt? for a vo'e on the Payne bill Hoose letdert are at tea as to the tanff sentiments of the mt-j >rity and they will get definite Information on that subject before taking actiou. S'.tte delegation! are holding meeting* to agree upon statemtots of their desirea acd these are beirg forwarded to the committee oo rules. Iowa hat declared for a separate vote up-o half t d z-n different schedule* tnd Illinois voted io tat tc of a caucus. The latter ie impossi Me because ofthe divergent sentiment >? aiong the republican!. But it is possible Utera msy be a decision to hold a renee. Caucus action would bind every member of the body but a con? ference ii merely ao exchaoce of yiews, I'At probable that ihe Mtchigao, Cali lorr-ia tud Kansas delegations wtll hold m?etiogs today. ^_ great is the demand of members fer tho privil<ge of partici? pating io tha general dtttata that it may be continued throughout tbe week. A long session of Ihe ways aod meats committee was held today. Outside tbe licked doon the ballway waa crowded with lobbyist**, representing interest* tbat want better terms than are given them in the Payne bill in ito pretent form, Wool, yarn and top men were there to proteat against the red ur", ion i'i the tariff on wool t ps and oo tb rd-clsHM wool. A manufacturer pretent *tid|thi>t be had placed an crder in Eogland fir ail the wool te pt he could ute in a year, t)_-n_u-<e, auder tbe tero* of tli. Payne bill, be could buy much more cheaper abroad than at home In the crowd waa a delegation of linc men, in? cluding representatives of the Illinois /. nc Co., of Peru, Ind., aud aeveral I .tttburg men who are interested In tbe zinc business. The worsted iodustry was also represented. President Taft, aa commander-in-chief rf tbe army aod navy, this afternoon at 'ended tbe lum i 1 of th: late Rear Ad? miral Converse, who at the time of his leith Monday night wat presideot of he botrd of construction of tho Navy Department. Services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church, and the inter? ment at Arlington wat attended with foll military honors. The taking of testimony in tbe gov ernment't dissolution snit -gainst the Harriman linea bat been temporarily suspended pending a brief conference with the attorney general. Tbe attorney general still hst under .onsideration tbe frd?ral libel action brought in the cloting dtyt of the Rooae reit a imloi.trj'ion against the New York World tnd Indianapolis Newt, ts the outgrowth of Panama canal publica? tions. Fermer Representative EJward M rr rell, of Philadelphia, has refused to ac? cept the post cf ambassador to Russia lo -ucceed Jobn W. Riddle, according to an authoritative announcement med bere today. He etid tbat the pressure of private intetes'i prevented hit accept? ing a foreign poet. He is connected with tbe well-known Drexel family. State Senator Lewi* Emory, jr.. of Brad? ford, Pt., representing the independent oil producers, appeared be-ore tbe Senate Fim.rn t committee today to urge that the (-onntervail "iou i-uty on crude and refined petroleum -hoi.Ul be removed anil an advaloretn tm of 40 per cent should be sub'tituted. " What is whisky'.-'' is sgain I cen thrashed mt in the office nf the president of the ' nited ..tr?te?. The question was apparently set led under tbe Roosevelt administration by At? torney General Bonaparte end Dr. "Va iley, hief chemist of the Department ot Agricul? ture, but their dec inion gave the distiller! and rtctifyers of the country mich a sever* pain thnt they have appealed tn the new ad? ministration for a reopening of the subject, as a result of their appeal, a gathering o_ attorneys and uxperts wet at the pru. dent. office today and will he in session in Wash? ington for some time. The se si >n today was very sheri acd an arrangement was made for - longer talk at the White __ou~e next Wed nesday. The most important question to be settle, ia when does a grain distillate cea-r to be whisky and become, by further distil latioo, an imitation'.' President Tait hus ac opted an invitation *o attend the annual banquet of the Union League at Philadelphia on the evening of \pril 2". The President today declined ari iuviati nit*Lt him to visit Anderson, S. C. iu May, upm the occasion of his trip to lott-, to attend thc celebration of Meckleu burg Declaration of Independence. President Taft deoided today in favor of Dayton, Ohio, es the proper place for the presentation to the Wright Brothers of tli cuedal voted them by i ongrt-st. A contro? versy hctweea Dayton and New York hss oeen in progress. The president decided that Dayton being the home ot the famous atrial navigators, should have the honor, and he ssid that, if (Maible, he would himself at? tend ihti ertmouy which is to he h< lo - lime in May. SUIOIDE. Henry ... Griswold, a retired real estate broker, and at one t'me prtsil-r t of the old AoacoBtia Railway Company, was found dead in an attic room in his mansioo in Anacostia D. C., about 4.80 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with a shot? gun wound io his heart. A doubie-b-tr rel sho'Rnn and an iron p drer were found on the rl.'or near the body. A certificate of death by suicide wss issued. It ls as? sumed thai Griswold placed tbe gun on a box ia front of him, sat on the floor, and (ouched tbe trigger with tbe poker. One barrel ooly was discharged, and the shot tore a great hole in the left breast. Griswold aa. regarded as wealthy, and at one time owned the greater portion ol Aracoetia. Disposing of much of the property, he invested his money. He was a native cf Withersfield, Conn., about 03 yeirs old, and went to Wash? ington when a young man. PRIEST BURNED TO DEATH. Rev. El ward E. Nobert, for teo years pastor of St. Charles I? irromeo's Church, Providence, R. I , was burned to death on the altar in tho chapel at his hnme in Norwood yesterday moroing. Two other pert.nt in the houte hetrd Father Nobert get out of bed some time in thc night, and supposed he wai going to pray. Yesterday morning tho house? keeper, Mrs. M.ilhux, went to the chapel to make it rt arly for the rn if, which' was celebrated daily. She wai hornti d to Bod h's charred a.d naked body lying io a kort ling position befoie the altar. IVcei of a broken lamp showed tbat Father Nobert was even kneeling on the altar wben the lamp at hit side exploded. His light clothing ignited, and he was overcome before he could move from the spot. JUTOE FORBADE MARRIAGE A judicial order of much interest to nciol- gists wai issued yesterday by Judge Foster, of Ihe court of general sessions, in New Yuk,in the case rf Al? bert E. Johuson, a 20 year-old y -tb, wbo aeveral times bt-s been arrested for theft. The magistrate forbade tbe youtn to marry under penalty of a long term of imprisonment, wbich he declared he would impooe in punishment of a lar c ny committed three years ago and wb whlch he bad at tbe time suspended sentence. As be was ab.nt to be sen? tenced for this i ff->ose ter breaking hit parole, a young giri who declared she wat bis fiance interceded for bim. It was at tbis juncture thal Jul. issued the novel order. "I have no in? tention of permitting a marriage, which will breed more criminals," aaid hr. "I will aca'o sur-pend sentence on the graod larceny charge, bu' if 1 rr ar ol your marrying without first obtaining my con? sent I will send you to j iii for a long term." Race Track Betting Odda Albat-y, N. Y., March ll ?The Senate code*, committee tjday reported favorably Senator Agnew*! bill prohibit? ing the poblicatton of nee track belling odda. Thit bill ii aimed directly at the newspapers which c rry raciog char s ind bas tbe .ppr)-a. ot G -vero* r Hughes. Agnew claims if it passed, it will do aw a/ with ail band book baiting. Newel of tbe Day. Venezuela will not prevent Castro from landing on home i.il, bat he will do io at his own risk. A man _a'd tt have murdered a girl in Indiana 32 yean ago waa found living in Texas, married and wealthy. Twelve firemen were injure! by the breaking of a ladder while lighting a fire in the building of Mccormack A O*. ma'-uftc Dring chemists, in Balti loorr-, late this aftt moon. Lott unknown. Preaident Taft conferred yeiterday with Messrs. Ctnnoo, Payne and Dal? zell over the danger of grest delay In pissing tbe tariff bill. The Senate de? cided to take oft the countervailing doty on coffee. Although the agreement between the mine workers and the anthracite opera? tors expirea tonight, the mines will con? tinue working, without aoy changes in t*a_;pB or working conditions, for an in? definite period. Hungarian miners employed at the Bigie Colliery, at Jtaonvllle, Ind., after engaging in a gun fight with American miners, in which ll persons were wound? ed, accepted the inevitable and scittered to different ptrti of tha country. Union Pacific ptisenger train 3, west? bound, wss wrecked and partly destroy? ed by fir*-, today, at Castle Rock, Utah. Fireman Lowbtrn and B.ggtgemtn Dcrder were killed and tbe remainder of tbe crow and passengers were badly shaken up but none wu seriously hurt. The stttement tbat the Standard Mu? tual Life Insurance Oompany of Pitt* borg bad entered upon negotiations for a merger with the Quaker City Life In? surance Company, of Philadelphia, and tbe Scraotin Life Insurance Company is denied. John E, Herrel, president of the Nt tiontl City Bank in Washington, died tt hit borne in that city last evening, rf uremic poisoning. Mr. Herrel was born la L Jtidouu county, Va , July 26, 183->. A-H boy be worked on the ftrm. tnd Inter learned the trtde of brick mason. Rsc* suicide is not tolerated in one township In Rockingham county, N. C. The wifo of a farmer residing near the Forsyth, couuty line on Midday gave birth to five children--three boys and two girla. Their weights range from /our to six pounds. All are alive and doing well. Thomas G. Hayei, former receiving teller of the Anericsn National Bank, of Washington, wa*. ye.Urday fouod gnilty on twenty-four counts, cbargirg embezzlement of $5,230 62 and misap? plication of bank's fund. No recom? mendation to mercy was contained io the verdict. The body of Jasper Rand, the New York millionaire and club man aod vice presideut of the Ingersoll-Rand Drill Gimpany, wbo died late last night in Stlt Lake City, U*ab, will be brought to Montclair, N. Y, at once for burial. Ka*id had been a resident of thit city for a number of yean, and wat a director in tbe bank of Montclair, William F. Downs, itock clerk io tbe of Oity Regitter Thomat, of Bal? timore, at a salary of $1,700 a year, and one of the most popular young men in the employ of the municipal government, wat locked up in Central police station laat night on the charge of "ember:, ing $1,000 belonging to the mayor and city council "f B.ltiuiore, which amount ? hould have been disposited in tbe Na? tional M.rine B.nk on March 9, 1909." The meeting of tbe convention of Ihe \ n rks. Fedrntion of Labor, beld at rgphi.al Temple in Washington yesterday, resulted in the drafting of a cnnvltatlon for the new union faVl trades department, the election of offi? cers, aod the adoption of measures de? signed to bring about a uniform label lor union made goods nf every description. The Union Libel Digest wai autboriz d to be prepared and prlnted,..covering the label laws and decisions of the various states. <li English tnd German steel makers are greatly perturbed today over the award ?.$125,000 contract for tram rails nnd tish plates to the Loraine Steel Company, of lioraine Ohio, by thc Glasgow Corporation. Tba American bid wa* $30.50 per ton, deliv? ered at Glasgow, $17.60 under the lowest Bcot h bid anrl $29.50 under the lowest bid. Th- cut is bo great that manufacturer* on that side openly exprets their fear of an American invasion by means of he avy price cutting. Charles M. Behwab. he.dof th-; Bethlehem 1 ompany, emphatically denied the re por' rurrent in New York thst his company las secured tbe contract* for the construction of the two battleship* of the Dreadnaught type which are to he built for Argentina. Papa Isio, the "black pope." has had his s-nt_r.ee of de-Uh, commuted to by Governor General Smith, of Manila, who bearii thet Isio's execution would i-tir up tr^ubli among <he negro tribesmen. Isio will become a lift convict. Dr. Wm. Jone?, detailed by the Field Museum, of Chics-jo, to study the wild tribes of th* Phiiippires, was murdered by tribes? men st Dumohato, in Isabella provinoe, ac? cording to a report received today. New York dealer* in palm* for distribution in Catholic church.? announce a scarcity of -t rki, due to forest lire-i in Florida. . ia has acceptoil tbe propr-s-rU laid down b> the powers; she will accept lire annexation of Bosaia as no) infringing her right* and will disband her reserve". Japan has refused China's rc-aest to r-ub mit questions at issue in Manchuria to The Hague, and n-fi"---.| to Utile- |it,t!<ienc*<< ss having caused I hint to withdraw from direct negotiations. The king's colors fl ash* I first p_?t th* post In two important races today st Newberry, Euglarrl. His Minoru won the Greenham slake, $5,000, and bit. Oakmere the Berkshire stake for rt yesrs ol-l, $2,500. James K Keeuefiml H. P. Whitr-ey entered howes iu both race; hut their entriea wer* uoplac-d Young V, aldorf Astor wss another who hsd to hoe hi- horser- finish without tha money. In the fhiveley II indicap for a pun. of $:,260 'r Urey's Koul, was first. Keane's .-u ft roget!* IV. and Whitney's Sixty II. were uuplaced. EXPLOtTON IN A BUILDING. A hall dozen lives were endangered, the entire iot.rior of the Wallace store wes demrdiihed and blown into tbe street, and a brick building wai ruined by two explosions in the Wallace build? ing in Elkins, W. Va., abiut 7 o'clock last night, the shock from which was fill io ail p.rts of tbe city. Mr. and ; Mrs J. J. Willare, tbeir chili aod several frit- ir's were at tupper wheo the forre of the explosion lifted and upset the table aid but led aime of the peo- j pie fr >m tneir seats, platter, brick and .Uss r'-.ilii'g all around them. With tbe debris obstructing their exit, they , managed to get through a aide door ll a point of aafety, unharmed. The ovens in the bakery, where the explosion | is supposed to bave occurred, bulged Mt, Show eatee, candiet and fut.rei and tbe entire front of the itire litered ! the ireet. The loss will approxi-rats $.\C00. Fire, which followed the ex? pirion, farther tbrea'ened the building, 1 but was put ont in the face of a good ? dtal of danger by tha fire depirU-eut. t Virginia Newt.. A suppoted mad dog bit two colored men at Mannttits todiy taming much excitement. A. P. Oillfspie. of Tiz-rwell, ii men? tioned ti tbe probable republiiaa can? didate for governor cf Virginia. A marriage iicenie was gladed In Bal'ini-.ra **fterday io Robert 8. Smith and Ama M Ootuell, both of Mansaits. F-d-tai Judge Waddill, at Norfolk, has ordertd tbe cale of the properties, under a bill of fo.eclo.ord, of the Public S-rvice Corporation of Virgina. Dr. Edwin G L<-e, a leading dentist of tbe louth, died yeaterday a: hit home in Norfolk, tfier a long illness, aged 39 years. Be was a native of Clarke county. Mrs. Msry Kownslar, 83 years old, widow ol Remington Kownslar, died Monday oigbt at the home of ber nephew Attorney Conrad Kownsla', a*. Berry, ville, after being an invalid eight yearn. Mirritge licenses were iasued In Washington yesterday to Willliam R, 8-rayer, of Newmarket, aod Mary E. T'iplett, of M Hint Jackson, and to Charles Cocker, of Furl Myer, and Peail Gorman. The oyi'.er seaton in Virgioia closes tonight. Tbe seaton, owing lo the mild winter, htt not been profit-hie to tbe oyiter dealers, but tbe fishing setion is now openirg and lt is expected to be much more est'.-tfa.tory. J. M. Aiklnaoo, of the Park Hotel, Richmond, wss yesterday convicted In the corporation court of selling l-qnor to minors and the verdict of the police dim was sustained. He will have to p.y a fine of one hundred dollars aod will lute bli license. G_orge B. Davis, superlnt<-ndent of tbe Laurel Reformatory near Richmond, bas beeo suspended from office by tbe president of tbe board for refusing to obey an order of the pr--sid__t. Mr. Davis was formerly superintendent of tbe City Homo in Richmond, Capt. Garrett G. G.och, 72 veari old, died at Staunton yesterdsy. Mr Goccli wss well koowa it a railroad c.ntractor a id contractor for large works. He was a prominent Mason and Knight Templar and wai a member of the board ot gov? ernors of the Maionic Orphans' Home of Virgiuia. He served ai a Confed? erate soldier. Today's Telegraphic News Crazy Snake Has Not Surrendered Pierce, Okla., March 81?Reports that Chief Orszy Stake had surrendered to tbe troops under Col. H-Darna list night proved to be incorrect The In? dians sre in hiding in the Tiger Moun 'a'n**, and tbe soldiers tre conducting a systematic sesr-rh for thea, Tho report ofthe surrender fas due 'o a second me.sage Bent to . ieri.1 (Mum, which stid he wculd surrender il taken to Muskogee, instead of Eufault. Ibe Indians are believed to be hidden in one of the ravines of tbe Tiger Range. di. Hoffman, .faring tbat tbe mci stg.s were merely a rute and that Orizy S ake amt really attempting io eicape Into tbe Choctaw Country, to the south, has guards at every ford of the Canadian river. S.outi surround the Tiger Mouutains. "We'll get him today," raid Col. Hoffman, Friendly Indians] have been sent to Crazy Snake, in an effort to induce bim to surrender witt out a fight. The total number of prisonr retaken to date, is 94. Most of these hav. been sent to the towns and locked up. Fi'ty heavily armed negroes lett Faulkner Tuesday night and were supposed to have waited in Ambush at tbe Bridge on the Che cotab. Divorce Proctedlnga Probable. Berlin, March SI.?K*sen co-respon? dents of Berlin (aper* tailed today to gain any tdditiontl information concern? ing tbe alleged intention of Fnn von Bihleu Und Halback, formerly Bertha Krupp, to teek a divorce. The report ii generally credited by cloie irtendi of tbe couple here and at Essen, tbe seat of ihe famous Krupp gun world, whlcb Friu von Hjhlen Und Halbach inherited from her lather teven ytara ago, when she was only fifteen yean old. Esien, G ra any, March 31.?Mam bert of tbe K-upp family today ambo rix d a denial ol the rumor tbat Fran , B nba von B dil.. Uod Halbach, daugh? ter of tbe famous < Ouomaker nf Essen," wai contemplating divorce prjceedlngi. Tbey wonld not discuss the reported marital differences of Frau Brthn, and her hus.aod, but etaracterlzed the itoriea now current aa cruellf UDJ-.it.' Viaduct Damaged by Bomb. New York^Isrc*) 81?A bomb pieced under one ot the p.liar* of the viaduct between Hoboken a id Union Hill ex? ploded t- day with teinble force, tearing ont tbe pillar aid part of the upper ms i <rry and iron bridge work and sbatter iog windowi for blockt around. Cte houte a half block from tbe explosion wat badly damaged by p eces, of iron which were driven thrcugh it*, windowi and walla. One of ita ocenpaota wai sligh'ly injured. Tbe viadnct con? tractors have had trouble with their la? bor, aod the explosion is believed to have been au a'.tempt on tbe put of some discba'ged workmen to wreck tbe structure. Tbe damage will reach $50,000. _ A Terrible Story. Philadelphia, P_., March 31 ?Hard ly*>ble to stand Mrs. Ellen Curtin, a white woman, of Lin downe, was todiy taken from a hospital coi to testify tgtinst her nrgro ai-ailant iu court. George Washington, a giant negro, whr, it is a'leged, held tbe woman captive in a house for three days, waa held in $2,000 b..il for the g'aol jury. The woman testified that she went to the man's house lo get bim to move ber furniture when he seiz-d her, carried her into bis houte, drugged her and kept her therefor three days till she could make an alarm. As Wa-hington was going to the police van a c-owd of persons attacked bim, skveral of whom slrnclr Hie negro. Bodies Recovered. Havana, Mar. 81- The bodies of li members of tb. G-rmsn Steamer Alten burg wbicb was destroyed in the pier fire Monday were recovered today from tbe bay. The men lost their livea in jumping over boini. DIED. it th* res ilene* of ber son, John I). Matt?r,539 wruth Fairfax "tree'., Mrs. B ?> HA H A. MATTErl, in her TM >*ar. Funeral Ttiurwlay at rt p. m. Fri*--* of the family in vite, io at ..act, Narrow Escape of Traio. Akoona, P?., March 31?The quick action cl r, t^nil man ea-ly today, saved the lives ol several score perior s on tbe Chicago and _t. Looii express, west? bound, and prevented tha truro, running a' sixty miles an hoor, from crashing into the wrecked freight trail-- hteemilea west of here Word ofthe wreck bad just flashed over (he wire to tbe opera? tor on dnty io the e'g_ al tower when the .'ast expresi thundered by. The signal man trrew on a danger sigbaljoit in time to catch the eye of the engineer of the express. Tbe latter closed dowu tbe throttle, reversed his brakes, and brought his train to a stop within tight ofthe red tampa ot the wreck jntt as he rounded tbe turo. Tho freight was wrecked thrcugh tbe breaking of an axle, wbich threw a great part of ibe long train av.r a high emban.ment. Sant to aa Aaylum. Newtrk, N. J., March SI ? A*hbel B. Brown, a wealthy retired farmer of Houth Orange, waa kidnapped todsy and committed io the Morris Plains insane Asylum. He waa picked up by two men in an automobile, while walking op the street, and t.ken to the institution. Brown is well on in years, bnt he pnt up a stubborn resistance. He was over? powered snd hustled into the machine. The ground for committing him is vio? lent and excitable Insanity, wbich it ia alleged, he is suffering. Difficulty over money ma'ter* la said to have caused considerable trouble of late in tbe Brown household. Itiisa'd tbat Brown hss been at logger hoads with bis wife and children. Brown is said to be worth several hundred thousand dollars. Tariff War. Pi-ria, March 31.?The opposition of French iner.ba.t*. and manufacturers ii Ibe Payne 'arifi bill, now under discus? sion iu tbe American Congress, took tangible form today when a large dele? gation of maou.rc'.urer* under tbe lead? ership of Andre .ayoos, director of tbe federation of Fro cb manufacturer!, and merchant*, called on Minister of Com? merce Cruppi a.d entered a vigorous protect again.t the schedule! proposed in the Payne bl'I. Tbe delegates said 'bat tbe terms of the bill were wholly ootccepttble and, if pot into eflec', would result In a serious tariff war. The French government wat urged to make repreaentations to the American Con? gress without further delay, as lt is un? derstood that a vote is expected on the bill within the next two weeks. Naval Debate. London, M* n 31.-?A remarktble dem 'CA v. ii , -r .cipated in hy people of ail ranks, - favor of a naval pro? gramme provid g tot eight new Dread? nought! was held today at the Mansion House. Tbe lord mayor preside.!. Lord Bilfour, who is leading the oppoiition in Parliament lo tbe policy of Premier Asquith, wai the principal ipeaker. He declared that the United Slates and Germany each bad larger naval etti mites tban England though England knew thit the must maintain tbe su? premacy of tbe seas. Cries of "Shame," "Shame," greet.d Balfour's assignment of the government's restricted naval policy. _ Theatre Destroyed. Bordeutowo, N. J., March 31.?Five volunteer fire companiea had a three boure fight early today, before they gained control ol a fire which destroyed the Majestic Tltealro and another build? ing acd for a lime threatened the bntineBt seetion of tbe city. Defective insolation in a moving picture show is believed to have been responsible. Firemen work? ing to save adjoining property were caught under the walls of the collapsed theatre and many of them were injured, tlthongh none wat seriontly hurt. The lots is estima'ed at $10,000. Sixty-first Congress. Washington, March 31. SKBfATB. The S'nate was not in session today, htvmg adjourned on Monday lill Thurs? day. HOO.B, Although most of the members of the Hate are bear.Hy sick of Ihe long rlrawn out ger_er.il debate on tbe tar ff bill, it wat understood today tbat Mr, Olmsted, chairman of the committee of tbe whole, still has down nearly 80 names of members who desire time in which to speak. It waa understood thst there will be no further granting of the privilege of unlimited time. Most of the speeches todsy were 20 minute talks. It is likely alto that a number of the 80 will ask leave to print, aa the speeches now are nearly ali repetition and deliv? ered for their eflect upon constituencies. Today Mr. Douelasa(rep. 0,)orp**se<_ the coffee tax; Mr. Roihermel (dem. Pa ) made a plea f r reduction of wood pulp; Mr. Manu (rep. III.) gave an il? lustrated lecture on papei making from wood pulp, and Mr. Balzer denounced Hie Payne bill a* a mockery and a sha n. M. E. CONFERENCE, lt ii not at all unlikely tba1, the de? sire nf aome of its supporters and frito ls to take tbe Woman's College from un? der control of tbe Methodist Obnrch will be nade known and discussed at tbe section of the Biltimore Conference of 'he Methodist Episcopal Church, which began in Broalway Church, Biltimore, oliy. Tbe otject of those who wish in hive (be college free from denomina? tional control it to teenre a part nf the Carnegie pension fund ior college pro? fessors. A strong movement is on foot to sever tbe connection between Dickin? son college and the church, bo that sll of tbe members of tbis faculty, too, may en) j tbe Carnegie pension food for superannuated professr rs. Bishop John W. Himllton, of Boston, will preside during the conference9. It is onderatool that Rev. W. W Va-i Aradsi* ' toity Church, thit city, will bo. - ' 'med to that charge. Arrest of Conspirators. St. Petersl.u.ig, March SI.?The organizers of what it is feared may yet prove a sueoess* ful rebellion in tht Caueuoa, were arrested here today in a sensational ooop in tbe nen t-r of the city, in a sui-e of rooms that over? look* ths Vevcky Prc.:..ct. Learn ing of tht ( ron?piracy through the treachery of one of ' the uro.-, Aa police er .frat tht conspirator!' r ffir*. arid secreted tberaselve*. Today, a* th* , leader* in the movement arrived, singly, ia p-ir- sn<l larger groups, they were arrested ' hy the detective* The ro.spirttors were not given any opportunity to sound a warning to the other me nber* Mote lh_a wventy have tn far been arrested, aiuoog them being ?av? eril veil-known army omer*. Th* police alto seized large store* ot arro*, ammunition and un'iey Th* authorities fear that tha plot ha* developed to such an extent th.t tha uprising will lake plao* despite th* breaking np of th* Icasl hr_idqn_ ter.. A co_ipl?*e overhauling of th* army in th* CauoMU* will result /rom today'* d*v*iop__*nu. i ? Our Order Office will be located at . 529 KINO STREET J in the future $ All orders for COAL and LUMBER, received ? there, will have prompt and careful attention. J Prices can be secured from this office if you ? do not desire to come to our General Offices. g Information regarding any matters, in con ? nection with our business, can be secured by 2 this office. ? It Is for the Convenience of Oar Trade ! W. A. Smoot & Co., Inc. I 529 King Street 529 King Street LOWENBACH^sr lsTfo_l.CE Wakefield The Best Medicinal Whisky ) King and Alfred on the Market. J strket SMALLPOX. The rirst death from smallpox re. ported to the state board of health since Ian sprintr, occurred a few dayt ?g> in Richmond. Ihe patient waa a colored j womat), who came to Richmond from j Norfolk as carse io a private family visiting lo the city. B-T.re the nature ot the dieeaae had been a.cnrtaioed a large number of persoua hid been ex pj.ed aod tome fear ta* felt tbat an loutbrt-alc of smallpox would follow. Tbe Richmond bealt. official**, however, ordered compulsory vaccination of all saar.ected per.ons aad cot a Bingle cate haa been reported since tbe woman waa removed to tbe pesthouse. Tbe cate waa the most virulent in the history of the Rich mo jd hospitals, aod little hopes for the woman's recovery were felt from tbe tint. Sbe had never beeo vacci? nated, and had beeo exposed to a very mild c.se of smallpox, probably ia Norfolk. ''The death ol tbis woman," said a ttate health official, "only goea to show tbit the mild character of small? pox now prr valet t io Virgioia givea no assurances fur the .uture. Tbe health department ia now preparing a special bulletin for general distribution in which this point is made. In fact, the truth of the matter is that very often, wheo an unvaccinated person is exposed to a mild farm of smallpox, that per? son is more than liable to contract the disease in its moat virulent and dan? gerous fcrm. No, there is no dinger of smallpox tpnading in Richmond. The Ioctl health department has im? pressed upon the peopl** tbe importance of vaccination; and, where vaccination it practiced, tbere is, of coane, not the slightest danger from smallpox." CONFERENCE ADJOURNED. The annual session of the B.ltimore Conference Methodist Episcopal Church Sooth came to an end yesterday at S'. Haul's Church, Baltimore, when Blab".* Candler, of Georgia, read hit plan of ap? pointments for the ministers. Tbe districts were completely rear? ranged, owiog to the abolition of the East Baltimore district. Ali the local churches, as well asa number of those sitnatnd nt a short dis'ance from tbe city, mako up tbe new Baltimore district, of which Rsv. E. V. Regeeter bas been appointed presiding elder. Rev. F, J. Prettymtn, former putor of Trinity Oalvarv, Baltimore, wai made presiding elder of tbe Washington district. Rsv. B VV. Bond, former prealding i-ldrr of Baltimore diatric', bas been transferred to Falls Church. Tbe conference will mee*, next yeir at Mt Vernon Cborcb, Washing!' n. Among the appointments in tbe Wash? ington dislr ct are tbe following : F. J. Prettyman, presiding elder. Mount V>rnon Place aqd City Mi??i n, J. H. Wells and P. W. Jeffrie.; Mex andria ant* Dr I Ray, C. D. Bulla and (). 0 ll sll; Fr.ierick-.burB, W. L. D-llv; Palls Chnrrh, il W. B.no; Leel.or., I), L, Banemore; Wtrrenton, J. L. Kib'cr; Fairfax, F. A. S rother and tleorge Oliver, supply; S.erling, 0. W. Qdiber and E A. Lambert; Occcqnan, C. ri;dens'ncker, one to la topi lied; Fauquier, 0 F. Bargr-.-w; Rem tig ton, E. A. Roides, supply; Sudley, Homer Welch; Macaws and Prince Willam, W. T. Gravel and L A. Snow; Staff >rd*< W. K Hardest*; Monaville, M. P. Welkei. Among the appointments in the Win chf-ster district are the following I G. T. Tyler, presiding elder. Win? chester, J. W. Doffs*.; Frederic*, L. R. Markwood; Middletown, J. P. tit-mi; Hlepbeos City, J. H. Smith; Strasburg, A. K.ox; Front Royal and Riverton, J. H Light; Warren, J. W. McNeil; lyn? den, C. W. stump; Marsh-til, 0. W. Liiby; Woodttock, H. M. Cauter; White Pott, J. M. Kline and W. A. Lynch, tupply; Bitty ville, I. G Michael; Hillsboro, W. B. Donej; Hamilton, ti. V. Hildebrand; Loudoun, D. F. Eon brand J. S Keene; -Middleburg, J. H. B.ltbli. Horsewhipped lo Public. New York, M rcb, 31.? Newt of horsewhipping ia a residential tection of Brooklyn Sunday became poblio yes? terday. Mrs. Alfred Bpn-'l, wife of a wealthy wareboutema., ls ssid to bs the wielder of the rawhide. Mrs. Emily Veit Wise, a widow, w.s ihe perton, it is said, wh>fel- the lash. Mr.. Bptll said that she had p.bli.ly whipp-d Mr*. Wise. "She deserved it," said Mr S/ali "I'm net going to me for a div nee or apply for a teparation, for X think the whipping will bring a .oat tba prop.r muli." __* A SUCCESSFUL MANAGER. The Hotel Balletic, of Ghictgo, io a recent issue hat tbe following to tay rf Mr. Morgan Rota, formerly of tbis ci y and son of the late Capt. T. C. R irs. Mr. Ros. left thit city whan a youth but ia wi-ll remembered here by a host of friends who wiil be glad to hear of hia succfss. The B lletin says ;. Mr. Ross made himsi-lt so popular wih the guests of tbe hotel during ibo pa>t season that they j r. tented him wi h a handaome gold watch valued at $l,t>l'0 together with a watch fob made In th. ihape of a crown acd etuddrd with dia? monds. His mother waa a receot guest of her friend, Mrs. H. Carter Dorsey, in tbis city. "Among the leading botel men ol this cation is Morgai Rora, for thc past kan years manager ot tbe Hotel DM C ro cad t, Coronado Bach, Cal. Mr. Ross bas had an extended hot I experience, but always among the good hotels, such as manager of Tbe Imperial, New Yt rt ; tbe 0?rden Oity, AMantic Oity, N. J.; Hotel Wi.ltoo, Philadelphia; Bedlord Spring! Betel, Bcd'ord Springs, Pa; Arlington Hotel, Waabingtoa, D. C.; Eobitt H.u-e, in the rame city, thus btv. his years of hot.) life been em? ployed and not iu the whole hotel world hts there another hot-t mau better em? ployed hs every opportunity and it is with pleasure (hat the Hotel Billetin in this issue presents the only portrait of thia popular mantger which bas ever been a'lowed a hotel publication. Mr, Ross is above all else a ra.tr.-ipoli'ao ho? tel _MMfM and in his conduct ol Del Coronado it had been so bands-mely conducted Ibat soch patrons as J. Pier? pont Morgan, George Gould, Ge r<e Vanderbilt, John Gates, Edward !I. Harriman, Billy Bush and otber of'hu uncrowned kings ot American arlsl- _? racy have given lt their kindly ender e ment. For tbe four years of tbe n a i agement of Morgan Ross his thit im? mense h.sieliy ebown a continued Un? create in is receipts, passing out of tbe cits** ol chronic losers into the elf.at of gigantic winnert until the past nason wnt'o it climbed to the top sud nt w bea ,'s tbe 11 st of lucoeasful hotels ol C_l? If mia" _________ Made a Knight of tha Papacy. New Yoik, March 81. ?For hr work in betterinc. tbo conditions of the I in the Italian district of Bro- k'y.i, M:?s Eleanor Uolgan, a Droofel.-u scho< 1 teacher, hss he^n made member of t^? Knight of the Papacy by Pope Plus X. A gild cross, blest<-d by the pope, ac* c-mpau rs the appointment at an evidence nf the apprec'a >o_ ot her activities. RKAL ESTATE. For Sale We have been author? ized to offer FOR SALE the property owned and occupied by the First Na? tional Bank, situated on the south west corner of Prince and Lee Streets. On account of the cen? tral location and improved -tree's on both sides this property i's one for invest? ors to consider. For price and terms, in? quire of, _lLB.Far.ow _ Co., Inc., iff Senth Fiirt'u Street, ii.H_.ri_. Vi.