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T HORS DAY EVENING, MAY 13. 1909.
Itu destructive fire yes:erday is Hill tbe out j-c'. ff conversation amoog T/any in thia city, and the heroic work of the fire department ia justly commended by all. Staying tbe spread of flames which were licking np inflammable material on a area of half a *quare and wbich waa rapidly forging toward the meti aa a pia-ie fire fanned by a northwesi wind, waa ao object lesson to thousand* who watched tbe untiring exertions ot tbe members of thi department and citizens generally, strangers who were in the city yesterday and witnessed the devastation were load in their praises oi of tbe Alexandrians. In connection with the above tbe prompt response of the Washington authorities in sending their fire steamer, engines, firemen and a squad of police to tbis city bas further cemented tbe good feeling which bas here? tofore existed between Alexandrians ano people of the capital city. Aa soon a the rc quent for aid reached Washington Commissioner Macfarland directed Obie! Wagner of the fire department to render all assistance necessary. As the fireboat Firefighter was on the ways at tbe navy yard receiving repairs, engine com? panies 4 aod 18 were directed to proceed to Alexandria at once, under command of Deputy Chief Sullivan and Michinist Robinson. CVpt. McLane, of No. 18, and Capt. Brown, of No. 4, each toot twelve men to operate tbeir engines anc hose carriages. Within four minutei after the arrival of the Washington ap partus Chief Sullivan bad eight stream* of water playing on the fire. Later thc Firefighter was mn off the ways, and the crew ordered to hurry with her ti Alexandria. As it would take som* time to get up steam on the fireboat, Rear Admiral Leutz\ [commandant ai the yard, ordered the naval tugbca', Tecumseh to tow tbe boat to Alexao dria. Steam wa* gotten up on the wai down, and within a minute afier she bsd bern tied to the wharf of the Mutual lei Company, Capt Stulz had four addi tional n'.reams of watpr working. Capt. Sutton, commander of the harbor police, took six men to Alexandria) on the po? lice boat Sylvester to help Chief C^ods'i men. lbe men of the two engine com? panies worked nntil ?be fire wa* practi cally extinguished, returning ti Wash iogton about 7 o'clock, bot the fireboat continued the'tight until after 8 o'clock when she left amid tbe cheers ol many Alexandrians on the whsr'. The acti >n of the chiefs of the depart? ment in Wafhingt m and the command. ant of the tavy jard in allowing Alex? andrians employed at these places to re? turn to their homes when lt was reported that their cit? was burning, wes thought? ful and kind and, as it should be, is ap? preciated. The fire which was one of thi fiercest iver seen in Alexandria, and which at times assumed alarming propor? tions, was by no means as serious a loss financially as has been stated in out-of town papers. The Gazette's estimate yesterday needs little revision, and the bulk of the loss is covered by insurance. As is known, most of the loss and incon? venience to business occasioned by tbe I fire are sustained by W. A. Smoot A | ('>., :md this is tbe third time within thc prut fourteen years the head of the firm has had to gazs upon smoldering embers Rnd blackened walls, the rem? nants of years of toil. Av. on the other occaBions, he bas the sincere sympathy of bis many friends, who realize that he will soon by his industry and indomi? table will rise superior to the last tempo? rary setbsck. Tbe people of Alexandria have not forgotten bia noble action dur log the coal famiue a few years ago when he refuted a t opting ofl^r by dealers of ano'her city by which he could have -d thousands of dollars, but con tin-Jed to sell his stock at old price* to Alexsndruns, although coal bad doubled in value. The !a'e James R. Smoot, long brad of the mill aod lumber busi? ness, manifested au equally openhearted nature tbe morning after the cyclone of ' when the price of roofing materiala took a sharp rise. He was offered a con? siderable advance on his stock by Wash? ington dealers, which he refused and ordered his manager to continue to sell the -a-aterisl a* former prices, and to let nnfu. unate Alexandrians wbo bad no mni'fy but whose property bad been d&i aged have enough for their wants on credi'. M' yesterday the Coneolida tion Goal Compsny, of Baltimore, that day hnaonnc^d that a deal bad been -??ng the Piedmont Coal Corr psny, tbe Somerset dal Company, tbe Clark-burg Fuel C imp my, tbe Pitta hur,* and Fairmont Fuel Company and neir subsidiaries, including railroads, tliatiug equipment, docks and other property owned, with the Consolidation Coal Company, thus making the latter corporation the largest mining indnatry of ita kind in the world. These com? panies have a combined capital atock of ?37,660,000 and own and control 200, 000 acres ol soft coal Undi in Maryland Weat Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Consolidation, which has controlled the cimpaoies wbich it now absorbs, bas bought tbe minority stock in all the com? panies. The company recently increased the stock from $10,250,000 to $20,000, OOO, of which $6,350,000 waa disbursed as a 60 per cent extra dividend snd $3,400,000 was held in the treasury for future needs cf Ihe corporation. It aeema that lo tbe formation of combines there ia no end?laws to tbe contrary notwithstanding. It is said that several thousand of the many thousand clerks employed in tbe government departments in Washington are arranging to petition the government ti adopt the "daylight hours" for tbeir bmtflt in order tbat they ma/ bave more time in tbe eveninga for baseball, go.f, Cubing, boating and other aports. I', seems tbat the majority of people of this country have gone deranged on sports aod amusements aod want work? ing hours arranged for their especial benefit. Money muat ba had for such tbinea and tbeir is general complaint among trades people, tbat many wbo owe tbem money for provisions, clothing aod other necessaries of life, neglect tbeir obligations and spend their money for their own personal enjoyment. Tbis is a sad state of affairs aod the end must come and tbe result can easily be forseen. Any reader of history can see the par? allel between tbis country aod ancient Rome. Senator Ei.ihi* Koot, of New York, j lined the republican insurgents of the -vnate yesterday evening aud as a direct result of his uprising there are,to bi changes downward,in, the glass schedule ol tbe Aldrich tarifl bill. Senator Al? drich himself announced after the ses? sion of the Senate that the changes would be made and the announcement followed a conference with Senator Root. Aerator Root's insurrection was of a nild character, But its effectJ'opon;tbe -enate ,was tremendous. ,j He mad* it clear that be is not satisfied with tbe pro? visions of the Aldrich bil, and he de? clared tbat the rates in the--lass schedule, hen under discussion, needed better ex placation than any one responsible for them bad yet given tbe Senate. As a cinsequence Mr. Aldrich announced yet frilay that tbe finance committee would r-cast part of tbe glassware schedule. Jusncx Culla*, of int Sapreme Court of New York, Bitting in Rochester, re? cently had a word or two to say for people who go about public highways on f jot and which is of ir t r s. to people of all c immunities. Addressing tbe grand jury he declared. "The automobile is an in? stitution which has came to stay. But tbe pedestrian waa herd first. He baa certain defined rights. One of these is that he must be protected in traveling on the public highways. Careless and criminal operation of automobiles must be Btopped." From W hm alington. I CorrevDcndenoe of the Alexandria Gacette.] Washington, May 13. That tbe vigorous campaign against tuberculosis has tailed to check the grebt white plague was the startling rbsrt*!' nade today by Nathan Strans, the New York philanthropist, at the fifth annual meeting of the National Association for he Study aod Prevention of Toberculo sis, at the New Williard. Mr. Straus oacked up his assertion by official sta? tistics from tbe New York health depart? ment, showing an increase of 33 per cent, in two years in esses of tobercu!. - all in the city tba*. Dr.Koch described as leading tbe wbole world in the fight against tbe disease. The reason for tbis allure to make headway, Mr. S rans de? clared, was the neglect of the mischief ? rooght by tbe tuberculous dairy cow. The association, which was called to order thia morning by Homer Folks, its vice-president, will coutinue in session for tbe rest of tbe week. At a public meeting to be beld tomorrow afternoon, addresses will be made by Ambassador Bryce, of tlreat Britain, Speaker Can? non, Dr. Wm. Osier, of Biltimore, and other distinguished men interested in the work of eradicating the white plague. Accepting ao opportunity wbich he has been expecting for some time, Franklin MacVeaeb, secretary of the treasury, started for New York today. He hopes to conclude his conferences there with customs officials and com? plete an inspection which he desires so that he may retnrn here by Friday evening. The secretary will go over carefully with Collector Loeb the re? cent customs fraud and the recommen? dations wbich bave beeo made for the improvement of the services at that port. Secretary MacVeagh may meet ? number of the big financial men be? fore he returni. The report of the appointment of the Marquis de Villalobar, aa anointer to the United Mstei to succeed Ramon Plas, the present Sjanish minister, was confirmed today by the State Depart? ment. Tbe United States government has notified the Spanish minister of the scceptabiltty of the Marquis Villalobar. The appointment, however, will not be made at once and tbe present minister will remain in Washington fur arveral weeks. His successor has had experi? ence in Washington as secretary and was a delegate ot Spain to the world's fair. Tbe report emanating from Hong Kong thst Consul General Wilder is to succeed G ivernor General Smith, of the Philippines, is denied here. Wilder was only yesterday nominated consul general at Shangbai, being transferred from Hong Kong. Smith's succes.rr, lt ia believed, will be W. Cameron Forbes, tbe present vice-governor of the Philippines. Ex-Representative Hepburn, of Iowa, told President Taft today that the atealings of tbe aogar trust by meana of fraudulent weights bas been going on in New York to hia persocal knowledge for nearly 20 years. Eighteen years ago Hepbnrn was a member of a committee appointed to investigate the customs bureau of New York and upon that oc? casion discovered tbe most flagrant evi dence* of theft on the poll ot the im potters aud tbe men in the government employ tbat were accepting bribes from them for making fiaudulent entries and reports of sngar received from abroad at the port. '1 called to tell the presi? dent," said Mr. Hepburn, "tbat if he was interested io the matter, it might be a (rood idea to bunt np tbe report tbat Whitehead Chance and myself turned in at that time. We discovered evi? dence tba*, one man alone, a weigher, had received $3,500 from a certain Im? porter under an agreement he bad with him to be paid one per cent, of tbe amount of duty that be aaved through his manipulation. Tbe importer in this case must have benefited to tbe extent ot $350,000 and this in tbe course of only one year." A conference regarding 'he prosecu? tions growiog oat of tbe recent customs house scandals in New York was held at the Department of Justice today be? tween Attornev General Wickersham, H. A. Wise, U. S. district attorney of New York, and H. L. Stimson, former district attorney there, now <n charge of the tbe cases against tbe sngar trust. It is understood tbat tbe Pana ana libel cases were also discaaeed. Tbe international commerce of the world estsblisbed a new record in !9<>7, according to an elaborate statement of tbe world'a commerce for tbat year just completed by the Department of Com? merce aod Labor. This statement shows the values of the imports ard exports of every country. There are 60 countries and colonies specifically named in the tables and a score more included under general headings. Tbe grand total of all imports aod exports of all tbe world for 1907 was $0 billion dollar* of wbich 14 billion were exports ami 10 billion in ports. Senator Kean, o' New Jersey, today presented in tbe Renate resolutions adopted by the legislature of that state against the imposition of a federal tax on inheritances They were accompa nied hy a strong letter of endorsement from Governor Fort. **er:ror Culherson, of Texas, today offered ao amendment to the census appro? priation bill extending until July 1,191 9 he time within which claims may be presented fer Ihe refunding nf stock axes on fi reign bills of exchange. President Taft received an invitation today from Senator Daniel, of Virginia, to attend the annual ex Confederate Reunion at Cedar Run, on the border of Shenandoah and Frederick counties. The date will be left open and the ex confider t*s hope that the preside* t will be able to make the trip sometime during August. Among amendments to the tarilf bill offered in tbe Senate today were the fol owing: By Senator Tillman, to put ten cmts pac pound on tea; by Senat ir Root to put one cent per pound on car? borundum; by Senator Bradley to in? crease the rate on tluor spar from $1 ?r>n per ton to $.'! a ton in its crude state and to $3 bo per ton when crushed, browned or otherwise treated. Mr. Wapner today introduced in the H' me a revised bili to prevent railroad from entering Into competion with pro? ducion companie*. His bill ls a revis? ion of a bill tbat be introduced la-t Tbursdav to meet the situation rr?Ht d by the Supreme Court decision in the Hepburu case. He says that his new bill li's the approval of Attorney Gen? eral Wickersham. "Prosperity will cime back to ns jost as soon as the rratorical steam is shut tl on Capital Hill," said James J. Hill, the railnal magnate, at the White Hcnse today after a conference with the preaident. "The tariff agitation is the only thing," he cootinued, "tba', vents the country Irom going back to its busines* " Mr. Champ Clsrk today iutroduced io ihe House a resolution adopted bv executive commit'eo of tbe Anti-Im p*ruli*tc League, a*. K's'on, May ll, (ir' isling against the present tsrill legis? lation for the Philippine Island'. News ot tue Day. Extraordinary large schools of mack? erel ar** reported between Cape Henry and Cape Heulopen. Orville and Wilbur Wright and their ?*? at arrived at Dayton, Ohio, lodsy and were given an ovation. The Wright brothers yesterday re rmed $5,000 for a single flight in New York because tbey are too bosy. Flnr<*nc" Niehtingale the Heroine of the Crimean War has jost entered her ninetieth year, she lives in London. Charges mat "line" officers have tried to influence the "staff" to yield the control of navy yards has renewed the staff and line controversy in the navy. Al th? second and la*t day's session of the Association ol American Phy-i cians beld in Washington yesterday officers were elected to serve duriog the ensuing year, with Henry Hum, of Al bany, N. Y., president. The New York Central Railroa 1 Com? pany yesterday paid to the United States Circuit Court the sum of 1186, 000, in settlement of fines imposed upon it by that court for the granting of re? bates to the American Sugar Refining Company. The Pennsylvania Railroad ia plan? ning to aet out tbis spring more than 1,000 000 trees This will make a total of :,430,000 trees wbich bave been planted in the last three years to pro? vide for some of tbe company's future requirementH in timber and cross ties. The Chicago police today are trying to find a motive for tbe murder las'. night (.! Mri. Joseph B, Hicz by her husband and the latter's suicide on tbe tracks of the Me ropolitan Elevated Railway. After sbootiog his wife to 1eittb, Hicz lay down on the railway tracks and was ground to pieces by the rain. Maj. Albert Eogene Hughes Johnson, ?igbty*lwo year* old, f rmer aid to Secretary of War Stanton and for many rears a patent attorney, died in an am >alaocs on h's way to Emergency Hos? pita), in Washington, ye*t*r<1ay. Maj lobnson whs born January 27, 1S27, in jl.-orgetown, of Virginia par-ntatre His a ber, Jobn Bryant Johns n, of Lees jo-g, was a prominent lawyer. Nat'onal Lesgaes gamea yesterday re? mited : A*. New York?New York, 3; Jnicagi, 2 A: Philadelphia?Phila lelphi*. 2: Pitisbnrg, 1. At Brooklyn iis, 10; Brooklyn, 0. A' Boa nn?Cincinnati, 6; Boston, 2 Amer - :an League ga ne* resulted: At Oleve and?Bo-t rn, 3: Cleveland, 2. At Coi ?ago?Wa?bingtoo, 6; Chicago, 2 At it, Louis?Phiiadelpnia, 1; St Louis. ) At Detroit?Detroit, ll; New fork, 4. Virginia New*. Messrs. Dsvls A Davis, Waahiog'on patent a'.tciueys, report the grant, this week of a patent io P. E. Snorit, of Floyd, fur a combination tool. Bu-ines* men nf R chraood, friends ?:;er M?yor McCarthy, have begun a mo?*i ment to bave him made post? master ot tbat eily, wheo Pos'.master ll leaves to accept a position io Washiti,. Mr-. E. Y || tote, ol Radford, is the first woman to make application for tbe pusitiuu ol cup-Tin eodeut of s:hoola in thia city. T/ht- application in due form >>as received at the state department in Richmond yesterday. Tbe fourth annual state meeting of tbe Aerie of Eagles met io Eagles' Home in Richmond yesterday. The visitors were welcomed by Mayor Outchin. Carter Braxton, of Staunton, a'a'e worthy presi? dent, is presiding. Four hundred dele? gates are in attendance upon tue con? vention. George A. Minatree, 64 years old, as? sistant postmaster of iVter-burg, died yesterday at the Petersburg Hospital of ulcerated liver. He wis a native ol Petersburg, aud was a soo of the late James Minatree, of that city. He waa a brother of the late Col. Joseph P. Minatree, of Washington. Preparations are being made to resur? face aad macadamize a part of tbe Lees burg turnpike. John G Hopkins, who recently purchased the Colton farms, near Ashburn, baa subscribed the sum of $5,000, conditioned on tbe authori? ties of the state, Loudoun county aod Broad Run district each contributing ao equal amount. Robert H. Tomlin, a well-known youog farmer, near Batesville, in tbe western part of Albemarle couuty, wbo had been oat hunting, stopped to see bis neighbor, Frank Howard, yesterday. Upon entering the corn-house door the gun which be carried was accidentally discharged. The load tore away tbe side ot Mr. Tomlin's lace and pierced his brain, death resulting instantly. THE DAVIS EMBEZZLEMENT. The grand jury in Washington yester diy completed its investigation into the alleged irregular financial transactions of John 0. Davis, and his brother, Murtin r. Davis wbo secured large sums of money through /ul*-? pretenses. The grand jury convened at IO o'clock yesterday morning, aa hour in advaace! of its usual time, to hear the conclusion of the story of Thomas A. Owens, who claims to have signed a number of blank notes for John C. Davis, to be used, as lie thought, in tbe course of business, a Davis was beting as the financial tacker of Owens. Dr. Wilke nt, a id W. E. Sisson, ol Alexandria, also told tbe grand jury how John C. D ivis operated in tbat city wb' re, it is said, he obtained fr in in? ventors various suras sggrega mg $50, 000 As the couclnuifgdHaiN ofootM ot these transactions are alleged to have occurred in Washington, the grand jury '.her by arq-iir'd jurisdiction to consider thea-- essen. Mr. >isson, it is under s'c.od, told the |raod jory tba1 his rela? tions with John C. Davis continued up to the day prit r t > the I I't-r's arrest. Wasbiugjon, May 13.?Indictments charging embi zz'eraent, fuigery and misappropriation of trna*, funds were re? turned by the district graud jury today against Attorney John C. Davis and hts brother Martin T. Davit, of this ci'y, who wer^ arrested recently after a series of operations in high finance wbich sr* ??aid ti have netted tbem more tban half a million dollars. Most ot tbeir alleged nairns were women. Their business was conducted largely through a build? ing and loan association which John T. Dav's organized several years ago, and 01 which bis brotner was secretary and treasurer. VIRGINIA Ol 1? FELLOWS. Tne Virginia Grand Lodge of the In? dependent Order of Odd Fellows con? cluded tts annual convention in Bristol yesterday evening following the installa? tion ? >( i tiii't-r.n. (irnnd BatretOr** Davis reported a membership of 30,080 of the order in V: rim ia, a gain nf about a thousand over last year The order col laded $29,330 in the State duri***** the oded May 1. Danville was choeen ns tbe piste tor the inx< annual meetiog which will convene ou the second Tues? day In M*y, I'.tio Berwkah Amenably elected the follow? ing officers. Mrs. M.na Coutts, Clifton. Potge, poet preakiOBl; Mrs. M. Emma Hamrici*, Stanleytown, president; Mrs. Ellen If. Seaborn, Portsmouth, vice president; Mrs. OU L. Hinch, Lynch? burg, secretary; Mrs. Annie McCoy, Norfolk, treasurer. Bristol Canton last night conrerre 1 the degree of chivalry BOM Mrs. Coutts, reiiring president of the Rebekah. thi; wbavkb piano is made to p'ease the artistic and cnl tuied class. It is scientifically con -tructetl nn 1 is of the nij-hest excel ence. W. I Whitson Sole Agent, <>i 1-613 King street Alexandria. FIVE MEn'dROWNED. To save Scents bridge toil, fi -re for? eigner-, who had been out ol work for nany months, attempted tn cross the tfonongalie'a river at McKeesport, a mburb nf Pit sbur?-, Pa , yesterday, ia a miall boat, wbich sank in milstream, frowning three of the men. Five hun Ired scbool children, erjoying their irnt day's diversion io a new playground, aw them go dowe. (Expecting to find york at Glas-porf, the men, with bnt a ew cents in their potto****, found an old >cat, which bad been washed ashore, nd rather tban spend 1 cen', each from heir scanty hosrd, they er.t*red the mat. They were within 25 j ards nf the arther sbcre when thc boat shipped rater aod sank. AN OLD IDEA Shown to be Absolutely Fslse by Modern science. Peopl** nwil to think that baldness was one f tho-wthiru- which ?re lisnded donn fri ni . I. en> ration, from father t'i'"ii ? 1st like a fnniil ? hi irlao h. a-aaabowa the *U*aMaa of thi* be? ef by providion that lisldnex* iu*-lf DDStitutimial diawa e, but tht* resuitof s ir*-rin '. only Ilerpn ide can t'ler lally rid th-- aaalp, Ugahioir 'ulj- clfm the scalp of Danlrutl, "De?troy tl t raDM you remove the *f1>et " 1 Ht-roi' ide wiil do this in eve-y we It isal*o a delii-htfnl drs-asing. S-li by haas* I. Allen A Co.. ai-ents te. sod $1.00. Hend 10c in stamp*,' >r sample to Tht* Herpicide Co.. ? Heh. ^^^^^ - i Market. Ueorfttown, D. C. May U.-Wbaai U5-16 Today's Telegraphic News Conditions In France. Paris, Maf 13 ?Ttie expected in? crease in the number of striking postmen and telegraphers did not msrterialize today, and there are indications that the movement will fail ut.erly and normal conditions be restored before tbe end of the week. Telegraphic communication with Eng? land is sill seriously affected, but aside from this the situation ia greatly im? proved oyer yesterday. The worst report fro i" outside the city todav is from Lille, where the strikers li. ? tot raph wires and de ' a r* instruments. Lete this I ion, 200 postmen were forced to ooit w rk under threats of vio? lence. Violent scenes were enacted in-the Chamber of Deputies in today's discus? sion of tbe situation. Socialist Deputy Morel attempted lo speak aod was booted down by tbe ra heals aod nation? alists. Deputy Fianc another socialist, was called from tbe "chamber for en? gaging io a fight. Several small outbreaks occurred be? tween strikers and workmen, but the overwhelming number of police and soldiers prevented any serious outbreak. A vote of confidence in tbe govern? ment will be attemped by the Chamber o! Deputies tbis afternoon. If it suc? ceeds, the government will immediately expel aooiher large batch of employes. Yesterday's di-missala are believed to be responsible for the refusal of tbe workmen to join the strike. Charge Against Abdul Hamid. Constantine file, May 13.?Convinced tbat tbe trist and conviction of Abdul Hamid on a formal set of charges is tbe only way his deposition ran be justified io tue eyes of tbe Mohamme? dans, tbe Young Turka sre today busy formulating the plans for his trial Accordirg to the best information, the charges will be practically the same an those brought against bim informally when he was deposed. They are: Tbat he elimiuated certain clauses io the book of the Sheriat, or Sacred Law; that he diverted public money t > his own pockets; tbat he was responsible for countless unjust executions; that he swore twice tn support the constitution and broke his oath both times: that he instigated the mutiny and provoked tbe disorders that resulted io thousands being massacred in Asia Minor. Ic is not believed tbat a death sen? tence will bs imposed upon Abdul, as the Yoong Tarka are unwilling to be known as regicides. They also expect a 'natural death to remove Abdul before many months. Since his deposition Abdul's health, wbich for years has been frail, bas been completely shattered, and tbe incurable disease from which he has long Butlered is said to be making rapid inroads npon him. Those who have seen the firmer sul? tan in his Sulonika pslace, where he is imprisoned, say that he suffers excruci? ating pains, has frequent fainting fis and often **o**s for two o* three nights without sleeping. The calm he main? tains is the calm of stupefaction rather than that of res'goation. Roosevelt Attacks Tolstoi. New York, May 13?Count Leo Tolstoi's championship of the candidacy of Will'am Jennings Bryan ia tbe last presidential campaign is made the sub? ject af aa attack by ex-President Roose? velt on both Bryan and Tolstoi, tbe in floence of the latter of whom is dec'ared to he for evil. The attack Is iu tbe form of an editorial io tbe current issue of the Outlook. The ex president says: Count Tolstoi isa man of genius aud a great novelis', but I have no question tbat wba'ever little influence Tolstoi has exerted among men ol action bas told,on the whole, for evil. I do not think bis influence over men of action bas been great, for I think he has swayed or domita'ed only Um .'e-eble and fantastic folk. Strong men may gain somethini* irom Tobtot'l rr*"*- ' teachings, but only on cood ti ? btf arestrong enough and sane enough o be repelled by those parts of bis teacninga which are foolish N immoral. Weak persons are hurt by the teachings The history of the Rus? sian Donma proved in the most emphatic way that the greatest danger to liberalism in Russia sprang from the fact that the literals were saturated with just snch folly as that (aught by Tolstoi." General Stoesel Nearing Death S Petersburg, May 13.?Dsath will soon probably give release from pi ison ti General Stoesel, which tbe tzar re? cently denied. Word from Fortress Peter and Paul, where Stoesel is under going a life sentence for bis surrender of Port Arthur to tbe Japanse, ia to the effect tbat he is stricken with apoplexy and can livo but a few days. Tbe at? tack came wben Stoesel beard the result of bis wife's vain appeal to the czar io his behalf. "I wish now that my death sentence had not been commuted," be remarked wheu (he news was brought to him. Another petition of a p polar nature is li ing prepared asking fr the general's release, but it is believed that bia death will come before the petition can be acted on. Knocked Down aod Robbed. New York, May 13? Joseph fl. Orinsky, of Newark, N. J., waa knocked Iowa and robbed of $25 early today on L"xing'on avenue, near 32od strpet. rbe police captured a man named Wm. Biker, wbo was boarding a car on Fourth avenue shortly after the robbery. Jriosky's pocketbook was found near he spot where Baker took the car. )rinsky waa oa his way to Albany lo [et work. _ Kermit Kills Giraffe N-.ir.bt, ii-itish East Africa, May 13 ?Not tn be outdone by his father, k'-r alt Roosevelt bas placed to the credit f his marksmanship a bull giraffe, ifeasagss today from tbe camp at fachsko*, told of Kermii'a success in esterdaj's taunting*. Ititi oii.news and tonistitullnn. For yeara I was truVed with bilious ess and con*ipa inn, which made life liaerable for mc My appetite failed ie. I lost my osual loree aod vitality, 'epsin preparation and cathartics only lade matters worse. I do not know 'here I should have boen today bad I ot tried Ccamberlaio's Somach and .iver Tableta. Tbe tablets relieve tbe 1 feeling at once, strengthen the digest re functions, purify the atomacb, liv-r od blood, helping the aysten to do Ut ork naturally.?Mrs. Rosa Potts, Bir lingham, Ala. For sale b** W, F. reij-htoD aud Richard G bam Sixty-first Congress. Washington, May 13, SKNATB. Disaster will threaten the great iron ore industry ia ibis conntry if tbe Ald? rich tariff of 2b cents a ton fails ot adoption, according to Stator Burrows, of Michigan. Ia a speech to tbe Saaaie today be said the Iron-ore mines in tbis country could not overtone cheap ore or high grades from inexhaustible deposits in Cuba. Senator Rayner, of Maryland, made an argument in favor of placing ore on the free list. ?oma The Honse today went iuto committee of the whole to discuss tbe Philippine tarifl bill recommended by the customs officials of the Philippine Islands and introduced by Mr. Payne, chairman of the ways aud means committee. It was some time before a quorum could be secured. Mr. Olmsted, intro? duced a bill, as soon as tbe House con? vened, providing; for the changes in tbe government ol Porto Rico that were re commended by President Taft in his message of Monday. Mr. Olmsted's bill provided tbat whenever the provincial legislature should neglect lo appropriate money lor tbe ruoning expenses of the government an amount equal tbe ap? propriations of tbe previous year could be drawn from the treasury. Olmsted ex? plained tbat there is a crisis in Porto Rico and tbat it is necessary for thia legislation to be enacted at once. Mr. O'ark objected on the ground that tbe emergency was not sufficient to do away with tbe regular order of referring tbe billa to a committee. He said tbat even tbe president'-* mes sage had not been referred to a com? mittee. Mr. Garrett offered a resoluti i direct? ing tbe speaker to appoint a enmnaitteo on insular affairs forthwith. Oo dlviaon (he resolution was lost 71 to 104. Mr. Randell raised'the point ot no quorum, and, although only 178 members bad passed between Ihe tellers on Mr. Garrett's motiou, the speaker declared that 201 were present and tbe House went into committee of the whole. It was agreed to try to fioish debate on the Poilippine tariff bill this after? noon. Mr. Robinson drew fire frorj I'aynt when be asked Lim how long it would be before the republican party projvaed to allow the Filipinos to govern them? selves. Mr. Pt-.yne hotly declared that the republicans had tried to prevent tbe Spanish war but that the democrats bad forced it on them. After tbe war, he said, tbe republicans were responsible to the country and to God for the proper government of tbe territory tbat came into our hand*- as the result of the war. Mr. Payne asked Mr. Robinson if he believed tbat all the people iu his state weVe capable cf sslf-government and why it wasn't given to tbem. "I ream' the imputation that any people in this country *re incapable of self-government," shouted Mr. Robin? son, "and I believe tbey are all capable. Just brcHUse we will not submit to ne? gro domination we are always accused of denying them the right of self-govern? ment." Dechring that tbo enactment of a tariff law for the Philippine islands in tbe Congress nf tbe Gaited States waa a farce arid advocating a new policy for securing immediate independence for tbe Filipinos, Mr. Harrison attacked tbe whole theory of the Philippine tariff. Music Hall Ucst oyed. Tonopah, Nev.,May 13.?Tbe Casino Music Hal), the best known resort of tbe kind in tbe west, formerly the training quarters cf Joe Gans, Marvin Hart and otberfigbters, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The Casino was the ob l a recent bitter fight in tbe legis la ure over a bill to abolish dance halls, which was aimed directlj at the Tono? pah resort. The bill was defeated. Unconfirmed reports were received in shipping circles in San Franciseo, to? day that the crew of the United States cruiser Albany have had an engagement with a party being led against tbe re? public of Salvador by John Moy-saut, au American citiz*>n, formerly owner of several sugar plantations. More recently Moyseant has beeo involved in r volu tionary movements in Nicaragua and Salvador. A plot to assassioato Presidrnt Diaz of Mex'co and to execute ali the pticci pnl officials of tbe republic is said to have been disclosed by the federal grand jury now in session in Tombstone, Ariz , investigating (he cases of the Mexican revolutionists, Rivera, Villaret and Ma? goo. . LETTER TO L. STABLER Alexandria, Va. Dear Sir: Your business to, wheo a house burns down, t<> ghe thi* owner some money to build a new one. It is a Kood business, ^ue^r tbat the world fol on so loni; without it We paint thc oae that burnt down and the n*w one too What ia better, we paint the hous-H thiit. don't burn down. You laura the bunsen that burn; we insure th* hon-e' thal don't. Yon bave tbe ashes au.I amok''; ail the bafjaai ure ours. We paint lead-and z;>i-:: Devoe. Wa sell the pafot to (.linters- we don't paint mut nil i" ihe cid fashion paint. De? von la zinc ground in with lead aod linseed nil: Ihe hint paint in the world: and the rhea* cst, be'-aui.- it t ikes fewer Kallora than mixed paints and it wears twice ai lon*-; as I aad Bail fill Nobody wants poer paint; there'* lot-of ii, thewan, in the world. A. af. t'rifhn, Plainfield, N J. writes: "Mr Asrnn HiKuins. of Plnintield, always ? gallons of rrj xeit paiat tor his home. ;,MKt Sprn ^ tie l.ouyht 15 callous of Daroo snd had 4 gdllons left " Yours trulv F W DEVOE A CO. .?a., .**<. Leadbeater A "-"ods sells our paint. _ SO IX MEMORIAM. In lovinu remembrance of ru** dear f *ther, PHOB. K. GORHAM, who died May lt, 99t uaw yenr sk? yesterday. When I saw mo dear father. Whom I leadel with such care. Slowly fad itu from my preaence, How div aching heart despaired. Morai will his memory fade, ? st th', uk hot shsll ever linger Bouud the grave where he i* laid. Hy his lorinK daughter. < Kt KSTA DlNl AX. "Wholesale Prices of Produce lour Extra. < 00 a ti ? Family. i,SO a tl Fancy brands. fi 75 a 7 25 Hieat, longberry. lit a HO Mixed. 135 a 140 Fa.u. 133 a i:w Dam*) and tough. 000 a 100 ona. wh**?. 0 75 a 0 7H Mixed.X. 0 73 a 0 7x Yellow. 0 73 o 0 7*> OflA. 450 a 4 7,-i Coat, standard. 490 a 500 Granu'atod. 5C5 a 5 35 ofleea?xtio. OH a 015 LaGuayra . 015 a 016 Java.. OW a 036 olotmtB. 8. C15 a 016 CB. 017 ? Ott LEGAL NOTIOEH VIBOINIA.-In the Clerk's Office of the ? Corporation fourtof the city of AlexsL dria, ou the 10th day of May, 1909. Miunie A. Walker I vs. > In chancery. Erueat T. Walker ) Momo. The object of thia snit is fo prnear- a divorce a vicculo matritnonii from thedefrr dsnt. lt apt earing byan sffidavit fited in this cause tum the defeu lant, Erueet T. Walkir is a non-reaident of this "lott: It is Ordered, Thst siid il. fondant appear hero within fifteen dtys after due publicatioa of th'i'r der, and do what is necessary to protect his interest in'his suit, and tbat a copy of thia or ter be forthwith inserted in the Alex*.' drilt Gazette, a, newspaper published in tia City of ' lexandris, OLce a week for four mc week-, and posted at the front door ot tho Conrt House of this "itv. A copy?IVte NEVFLL 8. GREENAWAY, Clo**. Charles ttendheim, p. g. maylO w4w ni _ VIRGINIA.?In the Clark's office of tno Circuit Court of the city of Alexan? dria, on ibo 5th day of May, 1909 Mary Ksne, by her next beat ^ friend, John Davia, I In vs. I Chancery Samuel E. Kane. ' Memo. Tbe object of thia suit ia to obtain aa absolute divorce from the defendant, upon the ground of di sertiou for a period of over three years, with leave to ihe complainant tn resume her maiden name of Mary Davis and for general relief. It appearing hy an affidavit filed in thia canto that the defendant, Samuel E. Kane,is a non. resideut of this State: lt is Ordered: That said defendant appear hce within fifteen daysafterdue publication or this order, ard do what ia necessary to pro? tect his interest in thi* suit, and that a copy oe forthw ith inserted intheAlexand ria Gas* tie a newspaper published in the City of Alex? andria, once a w*ek for. four successive weeks, nd posted at the front door of the Court House caf thia city. A copv? Ti-:-ik. NEVELL st. GREENAWAY, Clerk. Charles lien.Un im, p. q. iuav*> w4wtw_ VIRGINIA?In the Clerk's office of the Corporation Court of the city of Alexan? dria, in the 24th di y of April, 1909. J..hu F. Empey, Compliitiaot , vs. I In Mary Agnes (Finley)Empey, f chancery. deferdant. Memo. Tho object of thia auit is to obtain au seoul ll ts divorce for the complainant, from tho defendant lt appearing by an affidavit filed in thia cause that tbe defendant, Mary Agnes (Fin by) Empey is a non-reaident olthis State: It isOrdeied, That said defendant appear hero within fifteen days after due publication of this order, and do what is tecesaary to protect her interest in this suit, and that a copv of this order bc forthwith inserted in the Alex? andria Ga-vtte, a newspaper published in tim citj* of Alexandria, once a week for four suc? cessive wi oks, and posted at the front door of the Court Mouse of thia citv. A C.ipv.? Tro-TE Nh VELI. 8. GREENAWAY, Clerk. Robinson Moncure, p. <-. anr'jfi *4w-ni_ VIRGINIA.?In tho C erk'a Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria, .ii tho 13th day of May, 19W. Florence J. Hassler ) v?. > lu Chancery. Roy B. Hassler ) a Munn The object of this nit is to ol.t lin aa nhs ilute divorce for complainant from the th? defendant. It appearing by an affidavit filed in this cau?e that ti.< det'eml'ul, Roy 1>. tin-sler isa non reMde el ol'this State: lt iaOrdeie'.That said defendant appear here within fifteen daysafterdue publication of this order, mid d', what is necessary to protect his iuterests io this suit, and that a copy of this order he forthwith inserted in the Alexandria Gai't'e a newspaper published in th* City of Alexan? dria, once a week for four successive weeks, and p>ted at the front door ot the Court House of this citv. A copy?-ii. NEVELL 8. GREENAWAY. Charles Itendheim, p. b, mayl.'t w4w th Our Monogramed Gold Signet Ring $3.00 For size, weight, design, quality and price is un? matchable. B. C. Acton & Sods, Jewelers and Silversmiths. REAL ESTATR. For Rent 1314 Princess. $12 0<? 320south Heory. 7 td" Fist 113 south Lee. 4 (io 111 south l.'riioo. 7 00 113 south Lee. 8 00 Ci lnnial Apartment . 22 00 ?* . 2000 71.ri north Favet'p. 2 OO 629 south Patrick. 6 00 518 north Columbus. ft 00 riOOC-inrt-ron. lt", 66 728 north Columbus. 7 tut 2i:> Kin--, 2 office room*. 20 00 1024 Wytb-*. f, 00 507 Prince. 2b 00 107 Princ. 6 00 Flat 106 Kiop. 7 ftO " " " . 4*0 504 Commerce. 6 00 i<)9 Madiaoo. 6 60 M. B. Harlow & Co., Inc. 119 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va J. & H. AlTCHESON, Machinists and Engineers. .gents Gray Gasoline Motors Engineers and Machinists Supplies, Tipe, ripe Fittings, Valves, Ftc ooo blacksmithing and Repair? ing Promply Executed, i