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WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE it. 1909.
At Monday's session at Atlantic City ol tbe American Academy ol Medicine, "splitting" of lees and payment of com? missions by specialists called by family ? physicians in difficult cases was char? acterized as "simple graft" by speakers who condemned any sort of payment made by the specialists to the man who anmmoned bim, either for consultation or operation. "Members of tho Acad? emy must work to save the prolesaion from being viewed by the public ss In tbe same class as corrupt politicians," declared Dr. E. (lard Edwards, of Col? orado, after be had called parties to tbe "splitting" ol fees "grafters." "Tbe practice is aociect, dating back to tbe days ol Pean, the great French special int, and since that time the practice of giving a part ol the specialist's fees tu the man who summons him hss grown to a general brokerage in patients." Dr. Angusttis E Ashner, of Philadel? phia, was another assailant of the fee splitting scheme. Alter adding hie testimony to that ol Dr. Edwards he in? sisted that the practice of dividing fees has extended until it takes In even nurses and others allied to the medical profession, "Under this absured sys? tem the profession is being commercial? ised to an extent that threatens its very ?etatu*," he concluded. Commenting upon tbe above the Philadelphia Record says: If a doctor receives apart of ihe fee collected by a specialift to whom hr semis a patient, he will be under a sirona; temptation to send patients tn the reiiecia'ists who pay tbe biggest com? missions and send none to those who will not "split fees." This is danger? ous for the community and bad for tbe medical profession. I)r. Edwards, who describes this payment of commissions aa "graft, pure and Bimpie." did not apply too strong a terra to a decidedly unprofessional, but not unheard-of, practice. Ni hi ied over the story that Presi? dent Taft would veto the Aldrich tarifl bill, Sanato: Aldrich went to the White House yesterday and bad a talk with the president. When be returned to the Capitol he told his colleagues that the president was rot at all perturbed over tbe tarifl situation and that he had ex? pressed confidence in the Senate finance committee. At the same time Speaker Cannon and Chairman Payne, of the House commit tceivin ways and means, aaid they bad talked with tbe president about thc matter and that he is not at all dissstistieel with the shape that tbe bil! is taking. These reports upon the atti? tude ol the president which are pre snmably true mean that tho hope lhat he will interfere with the work of Mr. Ald? rich and his follower* and prevent them from foisting upon the country a tariff that is an upward revision, instead of a downward revision, as pledged by the president in his campaign speeches, is a forlorn hope. The real tarifl revision? ists, both in. the republican and demo? cratic parties, now realir.i that the presi? dent will probably "go along" with any plan that Mr. Aldrich mako",. Om thi* eve ofQatgaaiMl dosing tbe casa of the Pennsylvania S teat Refining Company against the American Sugar Refining Oompany, the sugar trnst, for |80,*00,000 damagps for alleged con apiracv in restraint of trade, conns- I in New York yesterday agreed to a settle? ment out of court. Evidence brought out in tbe trial was very s'ronn apftinM thc trust, and lawyers fur the plaintiff were apparently confident of a big verdict. The trusts will "come down" every lime whenever they nco thst the laws are to ?be enforced against them. JfAToS M Munn, ol I'.eltimore hss pn\ in service te fine, big municipal wstei wagon with srats enough tor all the city employes nnder hun. In other words, the mayor has serve.! | servants of the municipality must stay sober. Here? after says the mayor, the roan who wants to work I ir the e-ity "must keep straight aid let whisky alone." Mayor Mshoot was moved to this at tion by the fact tbat two city officials recently arrested for ?mbezzlemeot laid their downfsll to ?drink. Duking the debate in the Senate Mou.lay Senators V.iilcy, of Texas, and Money, of Mississippi, eleclsred they did not feel bound by party platforms, This is jost what j> the matter with many democrats who are electf! t i high positions by their party and then kick over the ladder by which they have ?climbed. Mr. Money will stion retire ?Irom the Senate. Mr. Hailey should be retired at Ihe nrxt election. SEXAT..Kt -., the leader of tbe alc?ocratic party in ihe Senate, made a speech last week defining the policy to bc followed hythe ininurity on the larifl question. He might have saved himself tbe trouble, for prar-t cally every demo? crat in tbe body is now a law unto him? self on thc tarill issue and vainly im? agined himself a leader. The Wisconsin Assembly bas voted againat popular election of United Btates senators. Right; this new fangled method of electing senators has proven a failure wherever tried. From Washington. (Correspondence ofthe Alexandria GaseUe.l Washington, June 9. Senator Aldrich believes that the end af Ihe taritl debate in the Senate is with? in sight He thinks tbat within the next two weeks it will be possible to take the vote on the completed bill, tbat it will remain in conference a compara? tively short time, and that it will be sent to the president for his signature by tbe end ol tbe month so that Oongres, can adjourn by the first of July. Talk about the possibility of the veto of the bill by President Taft is regarded by leading senators and members of the House as foolish. There will be no occasion they say for the preci ent to take any such action because the bill will bave been framed to suit him before it is submitted to him for his signature. President Taft will be ex-officio member of the conference committee which will put the final touches upm the measure. As related in those dispatches aeveral weeks ago an agreement has been roached that in case of conflict between .be representatives of the House and ?Senate over starts the dispute is to be referred tn the president for settlement. He will be the li isl referee in the great contest. Forgetfulness, or ignorance, of this important fact is the only excuse for the discussion in some newspapers as to whether or not the president will veto the tarifl bill. The president bas been freely consulted by the Senate leaders on every phase of tbe measure since it has been under consideration in tbe Senate. Senator Aldrich, chairman of the finance committee, bas bern a frequent visitor at the Wbite House, The occasion for his visit yesterday was to submit to the president an amendment to the tarill bil), which Mr. Aldrich purposes to offer, to assess a small tax on the dividends of corpora? tions. This, it is expected, will bo two per cent anel is intended to realize about $20,000,000 in revenues. It is proposed thal tbis tax shall take the place of both income anil inher'tauce tax ideas and to prove more popular than either. His understood that the president received Senator Aldrich's proposition favorably. President Taft annouueed today (that he would not threw out a competent government employe belonging to one faction in the state to please the opposi? tion faction. The case under consider! ? tion was that of Robert .-\ Perron, audi? tor for the Interior Department, who hailed from South Dakota. Senators ' 'amble-act. Crawford have been after Person's seal? and liapreientatives Ma' tin and Burke have been fighting man? fully to keep the auditor's bair on. To* day Messrs. Martin and Burke bad a conference witb Mr. Taft and at its con elusion said that the president bad agreed to retatn Persons in his job and in reaching that conclusion had an? nounced his policy. John Norris, of the Newspaper Pub? lishers' Association, appeared today before the finance committee of the Senate, In the hue-rest of free woenl-pulp and paper. Ho was requested to file e. briel upon the subject with the commit? tee which will be done later. The House put both wood-pulp and paper on the free list but there is a disposition in the Senate to restore thednty. Sena? tor Aldrich has indicated that there will be a compromise between these two ex? treme propositions but just what rate will be fixed will not bs determined until after Mr. Norris has filed his brief. The Postoffice Department is prepar? ing to issue a new postal card. Post? master (ieneral Hitchcock has asked chemists of the Department of Agricul? ture to work ont a formula tbat will give a better grade of paper than can be made under the contract now in force. Thc postmaster general thinks the postal cards irsued by this government are in? ferior to those of almost every other county. In addition to providing a bet? ter tjuality, be contemiUles improve? ments in the generai style of printing sud arrangement of the typo and de? sign-.. It may be decided also to change the color nf Mi:- ink and the tint of the paper. Tbe government is now issuing 76,000,000 postsl caro*, a month. The l-resent four year contract expire* De? cember SI, A parliamentary tangle that occurred >t tbe adjournment ni the session yesler l?y was tbe basis nf an indignant pro - made by Mr. Clay, in the Senate to lay. Desiring lu avoid ft night session, . ?Ir. Aldrich moved last eveninc that the lession adjourn until today. Mr. Clay aid that be had (ried to make the point if order that tbe order for night sessions ould only be Bet aside by formal action ly the Senate, that he had demanded a I livision on the motion to adjourn anel I hat he had demanded a roll call, in all ' t which he was ignored by Henat r l Cear, of New Jersey, who occupied the ' hair. If the presiding officer could re use a roll rall on a motion to adjourn, lr. Clay said, he could do it oa the J assage of a bill. If that ruling was fol- - iwed as a precedent the presiding officer f ould refuse a roll call on the tarli bill. ' 'To deny us that right," explained * ?lay," in an open and flagrant violation J1 f the rules of tbe Senate." Salt Dismissed. New York. Juoe '*. ? the suit for 10,000,000 damages brought by Ueorge I. Karle.Djr., of Philadelphia, receiver ir the Pennsylvania sugar refining impauy agains' the American sugar re ning company for alleged conspiracy ;ainat the Pennsylvania company hereby it ??a.s fnred out of business was irmaliy dismissed in the United states ourt here today. Both sides reported to te court that they had arranged a si t le? eor which provides the American igar refining company shall pay the ennsylvsnis company two million doi? ni n cash, cancel a loan of 11,250,. leland surrender securities va'ued at von million dol'ars Another Monte Carlo. El Paao, Tex , June H.?With Juaraz cxico, only ;t live-minute ride on a reet car across tbe Rio Grande, E! iso will soon be the Meeta for all vers of games of chance. Work hss read been started ou a big rsce trst-k Juarez It is understood thst the ace will he wide open and Juarez will come the Monte Carlo of M- xico. Earthquake and Tidal WaVe. Fin- Hatna, .lim*- 'o. At Uaat 2 0 "stiv^. IN killed nml aver a hiiinlrtsl injnrt-<l iii -n mn! tiilsl wi\v?. utnrli visited 'he ? nil of Paelsii< on ThursdAj, according ki rec, ive<l h?re IisIht. The ? wis ths ihhim violent iu jears sod ought the most severe damage. I Newb of ttie Day. Burglars blew open the postoffice sale at Weat Mansfield near Maryville, ()., early today, and escaped with $*-'''0 in money and stumps. After a visit to the White House yes? terday evening, Mesurs. Aldrich, Payne and Cannon reported no indications tbat President Taft intends to veto the tarifl bill. At the meeting of tbe Shriners io Louisville, Ky., today, New Orleans was chosen as the next meeting place, and April 11,1910, fixed aa the date meeting. City Councilman Hea'wole has sag tested to Mayor Mahool, of Bsltimore, tbat it would be to the best interests of the city to sell its stock in tbe Valley of Virginia Railroad at tbe highest price. The 130.000,000 snit of the Pennsyl? vania Sugar Refining Company against the American Sugar Refining Company, the trust, was settled oat of conrt in New York yesterday. The terms of the set? tlement were not made public. The biggest surprise tbat has been sprnng in banking circles in New Haven, Doun., in many years has de? veloped in the arrest of F. Brigham, head bookkeeper of tbe Merchants' Na? tional Bank in that city, for shortages in his accounts, which, it was reported, might reach a total of about |40,000, Brigham has been in the employ of the bank for IB years, has been a trusted employe of that institution and the dis? covery of tbe sbortsge is a great sur? prise to tbe officers of the bank. Brig bam was a prominent church member and was actively identified with religions work in West Haven, where ho lived. Brigham is held for the United States Court, and bond was set a' $10,000. The accused ia 47 years old and married. Dr. Balm Ann 1/skwoo.l, of Wa-ahiiigtoii, D.I , ?ss awarded an L L. D. honorary de Cree hy BjlOtl?S, New York, Uuir<-rnity to aay, Virginia News. Messrs. R E. Bozel&Co., who bave boen engaged in the clothing and sho business in Fredericksburg for some years, made a deed of assignment Tues? day. Miss Marjorie Owen Adams, danehter of Mr. James F. Adams, of Front Boy al, was married yesterday to Frank I,. Dunn, o' Martinsburg. They eloped to Hogerstowo. Mrs. Msry E. Campbell wss convicted of manslaughter at Harrisonburg, yes? terday, and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for killing her brother-in law, W. A. Amos. John B. Norfleet wasyesterdsy elected mayor of Suffolk without opposition, and the nine democratic councilmen were elected over their republican opponents who ran on a citizens' ticket. Mrs. O. H. Sublet, of Warrenton, announcer) tbe engagement of her daugh? ter, Elisa Lawrasou, to Charles Russell Deane, formerly of Albemarle county. Ihe wedding will lake place in October. Miss Mary Eli/.ibelh Myer, daughter of the late John H. Myer, jr., was rr.rtrried laat night to Mr, Simuel Wood brleige, at the home of the bride's grane father, J. H. Myer, in Fredericksburg, by Rev. J. H. Henderiito, pastor ol the Presbyterian Ubur.:h. Miss Frances Edwards Marlow, daugh? ter of Mm. Marlow e.nd the late Edward lirandiron Marlow, and Mr. Edward Franklin Conklin, of Washington, were married yesterday in St. James' Episco? pal Church, Leesbnrg, by Rev. William lltillihen Bjrkbardt. The marriage of Miss Susan Fltzhugh Hamilton, daughter of Mr. Hugh Hamilton, county treasurer of Fauquier county, aod Richard Hilleary, of War? renton, took place yesterday alternoon it the home of the bride. Rev. Edwin 3, Ifinks, rector of Ht. James' Episco? pal Church, officiated. The S.rasburgpostoffico was bnrglariz >d Monday night and about 8,000 damps were taken. .Money lying by he siele of the stamps was undisturbed. \n entrance wan e fb'cted by forcing open i rear shutter mid breaking the glass lear the sash lurk. The haudle of the tafe was broken ill. Abducted, the Virginia authorities say, iy a man twice her age, Virginia Mor? is, 15 yfars old, elaughter ol John Mor? is, a wraltby farmer, of Oedarmere, who lisappesre.l from her home on May 2;! asl, is believe-d to be in Washington, .asl night Sheriff li. A. Malone, of "tanarelsville, Greene county, arrived in rVashingtiin, armed with a warrant for he arrest of the alleged abductor bot ould not find him. CONFEDERATE REUNION. The'anciial Confederate reunion be? an at Memphis yesterday. The official iroi ram me of the day began at 9 o'clock, dieu the lamps around the Forrest mon iment were dedicated with pretty cere lonies by Mary La ham Chapter of the isughteoB of the Confedercy. Al HI o'clock the reunion bopan at the tijou Theater. Maj. Cen. J H. Mc >owell called the aatMBblf to order, nd introduced tiny Patterson, who ele? vens! the formal address of welcome Ie was followed hy Mayor Malone on ehslf of the eily, and by (?t?n. Deo. W. liirdon on behalf of the executive com littee. Cen. Clement A. Evans, commander i chief of the Confederate Veteran*, lade the response, and the roll call for ates began for the nsming of conn ittcea a credentials and resolutions. The main trend of the speech of Hen. vans was a history nf the birth aod -igiu of the United ConfederateVeteian ssocistion; how that body bad grown om a feeble beginning with ten tamps a well governed body of more than ?".no camps. Jude* Theodore S. Garnett, of (for* Ik, Va., was the orator of the rennion e delivered his speech during the terneoon session. He has declared st the br-tit public opinion of the orth and the best public opinion of the mth seem to bo coming together, nea it not seem a sin and a shame that aid all oar superhuman effort to ad? ore we should still bear upon onr ndiog shoulders the whit; iran's bar n, aud intolerable and interminable icassion of the race problem New- York Stock Market flew York, Jane 9. The market ?a tull of tmouuta of -look-, s-cially in tha leadiat active iisii.-a nt the pniog anil nil through the lir-t hour. lu llaat h'lf i-f ihe forenoon, the msrket Ile? ne .j o I .It, iii I -onie t.iiyiog ?k ot My-k* aol.l at the opening caused I t< tie-rat* rrliles, i ,, -aa .. - I hi Market. ; ,, JaorgsUwn, D. C. June 9.-Wbeat 1_-1W ; A Today's Telegraphic News Catholics aod Protestants Fight. Gla-gow, Jane i? ?Trouble that has been brrwiag for months between the Catholics and Protestants of Lanark? shire is at fever heat today as a result of last night's riotous clashbetween the two in tbe town of Motherwell, 12 miles southeast of here, lt is not clear yet just what started last night's trouble,but a large open-air Protestant meeting waa suddenly converted into an anti-Catholic demonistration. Tbe Catholics barrica ed themseves in their homes, bat tbe Protestants, with a big numerical ad? vantage, broke into many of tbe houses and assaulted the occupants. A detail of j. dice was called into action and succeeded after a half hour's clubbing of tbe belligerents in restoring order for the time being. Twenty of tbe rioters were dangerously injured and a hundred or more slightly hurt. A renewal of the trouble is imminent, not only in Mother? well, bat throughout the county, as the ill-feeling between tbe sects is general The trouble started wben traveling Protestant evangelists began working in the county. Their open-air meetings in wbich they bitterly attacked Catholics and Catholicism, greatly enraged the Catholics. Bookkeeper Brigham's Shortage. New Haven, Conn., Jane !'.? Esti? mates of the shortage of bookkeeper Frederick H. Brigham, of the M chants' National Bink, who was s roslea Monday night following tho dis? covery of a tliscrepancy in his accounts, grew by leaps and bounds today wheo lt oecamo known that the United S a'os marshal who has boen here on the case "Nixed the safety deposit box which Brigham maintained in tbe New Haven Trust Oompany. In it were found se? curities said to be valued at $70,OOO, all purchssed since the first of February. Aside from these, the bank officials yes? terday attached tho Brigham residence, rained at (7,uno, aud seized the keys held by Mrs. Brigham Civil suit was begun by the bank against Brigham to? day for damages in the sum ot $100,000. In the suit a shortage of |100,000 is al leaed in the grounds ol action. When the. marshal broke open tbe safety vault 11,200 in cash was found with the se? curities. This was also taken charge of hy Marshal Parmalee. I'rigbara is still in jail in default of-fl.re,tiOti bond. He absolutely refuses to discuss the case. Threats of Lynching. Jackson, Ky., Juue il.?While Ed. Callahan is fighting hard against seem? ingly unsurmountable odds, for his life, his friends aro gathering at his home and there are threats freely made that they will raid the jsil here and try to lynch Govan Smith, "Big Ed" Smith, and Levi Joh?toa, arrested by Sherill Crawford fur nbui?Lng Callahan. The former sherill and I ml leader is para? lyzed from his waist down, and even if he recovers will never bo able to walk or ride again. His condition is such that the attendieig doctors declare his rase chance of recovery is not ono in a nousand, but if ho is able to bo re? ed he will be rushed to the Lexing? ton hospital for treatment. The feeling throughout Breathitt county is intense, but so far the militia has not been ordered out. Sherill Draw ford has sworn in a big posse of deputies and armed them with reprating rifles. They have established a cordon about the jail and no one is allowed to ap? proach it. The Race to Bermuda. St. Georges, B irmuda, J ano 9.? There is glory enough for all. Tbis was the sentiment today among owners (iorgo H Bunk, of thc sailing yacht Margaret; William L. Baum, of the Am orila, and Edwin Palmer, of Ibe Crusa? der, over the wonderful run from New York to B-rmuda which saw the old rec? ord made by the Dorvish beaten by more than 12 hours. First honors go to the Margaret of the New York Yacht Club fleet,which finishes! the 670 miles run in 78 hours, 'JI minutes and 12 seconds, one minute snd 57 seconds slower than the time made by the Amorita, a Chi? cago yacht,but sufficient to return a win? ner, owing to her time allowance. The Orusader was 40 minutes behind Ihe leaders. The Marchioness and Ibe IieHtle?s have not been sighted yet, St. i i .'urges, Bermuda, June'*.?The race for motor busts was won by Rich? mond Levi rings He a'ber, willi ll finished at an early hour this morning. She was the first of the four motor boats to li nish. War on Tammany. New York, J imo 9. -The real fight to wrest control of New York city from Tammany Hall, will be launched at a mass meeting to be held next Thursday night, when the committee of 100 which is to select tho candidates for tbe fusion ticket will be named. According to [bose who are prominent in the move? ments the real support will come from 'hooutlying boroughs, especially, Brook? lyn <>ui eos and the Bronx. (Queens is ieclared to be pareiculsrly sore on 1'ammany Hall, because great sums of noney have been expended bv the po? inciana there for improvements that vere not what tbe citizens want. In "rooklyn thc aentiment is also claimed 0 be very strong. There is little in erost tsken in Tammany Hall in the ampalgn of the reformers. Tbe Tiger s supremely confident that this is a lemocratic year. C/ar Will Not Visit Italy. St, Petersburg, June 9. There is the est authority todsy for the statement bat the czar has abandoned his plan to ticlndo Italy in the itinerary of his orth coming European tour through itt of assassination. Bosnian secret ervice agents, who wcro sent to Italy wo weeks ago to prepare the way for tie czar bave reported tba*. Italian rev? isionists have combined with Russian xiles in Italy is a plot to asssrainate Nicholas, and that the trip cannot be iken without the gravest dangers. Jubilee Anniversary. Rome June f.?-A solemn mass waa slebraled in the Chapel of tho Anton? in College today in honor nf the jubilee noiversary of the college, Bishop 'Ooone'l former rector of tbe Catholic niversity at Washington, officiated, ishop CorrlgU, of Baltimore, preached ie sermon. The chapel wss crowded, ti I the Americads who are hr re for the bilee celebration being in attendance. William Crockett, fer?ar valet rt <ieor?t '. Elkias. the niiisitilphia williowaiis. w h da) in Korriatoun, IV, ?ent<-Ii. I ?ars in the | .en i ten ti ary and ho? le mg Iwen ron . Ba ia I nmg brr th. Likina stables at Klkins Psrk on pril y. City Council. The City Council waa in session nearly two hours last night, daring which time aa average volume of business was transacted. BOARD OF ALDERMAN. Mr. Sweeney introduced a resolution, which was referred to tho committee on finance, appropriating $87.40 for the payment of bills of S. P. Fisher, Cor? poration Attorney, and N. S. Greenway, Clerk of the Coo rt, for service in con? nection with the injunction proceedings concerning the Henry street railroad track. The new health law was received from the Common Council, that board having recommitted it to the joint committees on general laws and finance. Mr. Ballenger moved that the ordinance be laid on tbe table. The committee, he said, had given mach time to it, and he saw no reason for its recommittal. Mr. Marbury seconded Mr. Ballenger'* mi tion, and it was adopted. A resolution appropriating $8,000 for continuing the sewer at King and West streets to Cameron and Fayette streets, adopted by the Common Council, was laid over under (be rules. Mr. Sweeney, rising to a question of privilege, stateel that sn alleged inter? view made him say tba' tho City Coun? cil was about tn annul its control with the Alexandria Electric Company in consequence of the unsatisfactory service in providing electric lights for the city. He said he merely atated that the street lights were not up to the contract 2,000 candle-power and that the light com? mittee wonld take up the matter with the company possibly through the cor? poration attorney at au early date. common eoe sn i. All the members of Douncil were present. The committee on streets reported favorably, tho ordinance appropriatitH' |8,000 for the construction of a trunk sewer on West street from King lo Cameron and on Cameron to Fayette street. In presenting this report Mr. Brad beater said this was tbe only way large part of the Third ward could be sewered. It was purposed to eventually ruo this sewer east tn Patrick or Alfred snd thence north tn Pendleton. Mr. Monroe asked several questions about tbe length and location of the present and proposed sewers saying he was in favor of this work, bul wished full information before voting. Mr. B rrell knew from the statements of people who live in the locality that this sewer was much needed. The Chair called attention to this ap? propriation of -f \00a being from a tutsi of $12,000 made for street and sewer work for the year while he would not op? pose this ho wonid oppose) all future sewer appropriations until the ordinance passed by Council several years ago pro? viding for the continuation of the Royal street sewer and appropriating $5,000 mr tbe work was carried oat. He said tho sewage oi two wards was brought lu the tan yard ditch and there left exposed. Mr. Leadbeater said this work had not been demo because the city did not have the right of way. Mr. Burke thought the remarks nf the Chair very pertinent anel would MOOBI. any eflort lo improve tho e-oiiditioii of the "tan yard diich." Hot li's run, ho said had curront enough tu carry oil sewerage and if the people in the neigh? borhood could stanel tbe slaughter houses they should not object tn the present sewer condition. Mr. Evans did not Uko to oppose, but he was unable tn understand how the street comniittoe conld report favor? ably on this work ensting $8,000 wh">n Henry street sooth could not be im? proved because the city did not have the money necessary. Mr. Spinks opposed because ho be? lieved other works, among them, the Loyal street sewer, were much more necessary. In reply to questions the city engineer saiel in time the concrete or brick set would extend to Alfred and Peodleton streets. Tho ordinance was passed, yeas IS, noes '?'. Messrs. Hellrauth, Spinks anti I.'-ans. Tho ordinance appropriating $200 for tho purchase of sewer pipe reported favorably hy the street committee was psssoel. A petition from Smoot A di. to build ? two story lumber shed on their lot bounded by Dameron, Leo and Union streets and Thompson alley, was referred to the committee on streets. A communication from tho county eupervisors sating Council to gravel Washington street to the city line in the tame manner that the county had [travelled lt beyond that line was referred \o the committee on streets. A petition for a sewer on the north itde of King street between Henry and Fayette, was referred to the same com nitbe. A petition from Aitchoson Brothers to eshingle SOS sooth Union street was "ranted provided the adjoining property iwners agreed. Mr. Marshall presented a resolution lirectiag the city attorney to see tbat be title to the new school building was ested in the city, anel it was passed. A petition from the Western Union Pelegrsph Company for permission to mt a hanging sign over the sidewalk in ront of their office on King street a eferred tn the committee on streets. A petition from A. L. Nails to build frame dwelling on tho south side of >uke street, between Alfred and Pat- F ick, was granted, provided that fire (] rails be placed according tn the bnild ig regulations. A petition from the fire wardens sking for $2 50 per month, in addi on to the $2 50 already appropriated ir the eire of reserve engine No 4, was *? eferred to the committee on finance. Mr. Bromback introduced a resolution irecting the committee on light and Y moral laws to report on a resolution di? scting them to investigate tbe Alexan- If ria Electric Oompany, and Ihe service jj ? this company; and directing tho cor oration attorney to investigate the con- Tl act of the electric company with the ty and report whether this contract as being violated, was referred to the immitteea on light aod general laws. ^ Mr. Leadbeater called up the result!- I'I 3n appropriating $800 to aid in paying e expenses of the celebration of tbe ^ !0ih anniversary ofthe inauguration of j 'ashington, and speke in its favor. Mr. Snowden asked Mr. Dhan lo lake p' e chair, and from the door made a j f-ech in opposition to this apprnpria- I in, stying that at tbe meeting at ' lien thia resolution bad been defeated j \ the action of Council was so decisive, tbat he thought the matter had beeo finally dropped. As trustees of the city's funds every member of Council knew that thia appropriation contd not legally be made. Since his last state? ment to Council, he had seen another lawyer and had been told, as the first lawyer had told him, that appropria? tions of this kind were clearly illegal. Mr. Leadbeater replied that the bright? est lawyers in tbe country diftared, and tba*, this appropriation wasno more wrong than many other appropriations that Council made, each as that to remove the ashes or other trash for Individuals. Mr. Snowden called the attention of Council to tbe county supervisors of Fair? fax having rescinded a similar appro nation, on the advice of their attoirney. Aprominent merchant of this city bad told him (Mr. Saowelen) that he tbooglit an ir j unction should ba gotten restraining tho payment of this appropriation, aod tbat he would gladly join with any one else in getting out tuis injaoction. Mr. Snowden said not a momber would vote to pay his share ot the $800, yet they proposed to take this rooney out of the city treasury of which they were trustees; everyone knows that the whole thing is wrong and Council would stultifv itself by passing a measure which they koew could be enjoined by any single tax-payer in the city. Mr. Marshall said he, at first, opposed this resolution, bnt as tbe park to be given the city wat worth more thin twice the money asked, he, for one, would vote for tbe appropriation. A mo? tion to lay on tbe table was lost, by a vote of b to IO, and the resolution was passed, a yes 9, noes, 7. Mr. Spinks said tbat be bad voted for this appropriation because he wu en? gages] in a busines*, said to be tho only one, that profited by this celebration, and as enough had been added to the city 1'quor license to pay this $800.00, he felt that it should be given. <m motion of Mr. Smith ihe health law was then taken np. Mr. Burke mov? ed that tbe paragraph giving tbe health officer an office in the city hall be strick? en nut and the chair explained that this was necessary, as no office was available. This was carried. Mr. Brill i il-red an amendment in? creasing the salary of tbe health officer tn $!>00. This caused a very lengthy dis? cussion between the chair and Mr. Smith which was fii a'*y aided by Mr. Bram back moving that the whole matter be re-referred to the committee on gen? eral laws, which was csrried. During the debate tho ohair opposed putting the rare eif all the indigent poor of the city in tbe hands of one physician, saying one man coild not give such poor peo? ple proper attention. Mr. Leadbeater asked if there was a city law under which children contd be kept oil the streets at night. The chair replied tbat there was nu law on this subj >ct, aod Mr. Burke com? mented tbat this was as it should be; Council was not running a nursery, ard the conduct of children should bs regu? lated by their parents, and, if necessary, by tho rtolice. Mr. Evans then moved adj mr naen t, and this was carried. Sixty-first Congress. Washington, Jane 9, BRNATB. Wool was the theme in the Senate to day again and its discussion wai taken ap by Senator Warren. He made comprehensive argument dealing with the subject from tbe time tbat woolen manufacturers first appeared in a tarifl bill in 1790. Raw wool, he said,was first given protection in 1824. He cited the fact that the Confederacy, in 1801, placed a tarifl on both manufactured and raw wool. The senator also said it was found during the civil war tbat wool and mutton were as necessary as powder arid hall to carry on a war. He said that the formation of a trust to control the woolen manufacturing industry wr iild be impossible. Senator Warren said tbat tbe percen? tages in the woo! schedules might seem high, but it was results that the people of the country looked at. The Senate adopted the paragraph in the Aldrich bill restorin g tbe Dingley rates un wool wastes by a vote of 40 lo 80. Tbe republican progressives voted with tho democrats. The Aldrich rste is 30 cents a pound, an increase of from 5 to lo cents a pound over the Payne rate. The Senate adopted paragraph 889 of the Aldrich bill, which increases the Payne rate on sheddy and certain wool wastes, by the vote of 42 to .'ll Nine republican progressives vo'ed witb the iemocrats and Senator McEaery, voted arith the republicans. The Aldrich rates in that paragraph- are the same aa ;he Dingley rates. TKLEORAPtllC BKEVITIKS. Announcement was made in London today if the engagement of Miss Ida M. Wyerie, Unghier of Jltnlwrt J, Wynne, the Ameriniri 'on-ol I ieneral, to L ellU'liaut II Ugh Ronald 'lanaba ?' IA* Seventh Dragoon Guards. lie wedding will take pla e iujaoout ten IllJ-H. In the raring at Beverly. England, today sr Bishop Burto staker, of $l,'0O, J. R?n rick's Stolen Kiss defeated August Bel omit'- Boudoir aad others. The l.elnng on be winner was ti to 4 and against the Bel? um! entry "> i l I'lsyers of tho Oakland aud San Francisco sass (af Um Paella Coast League, are con? on. .1 that they are the heroes cf the greatest ixe ball gnuie ever played, yesterdays con mt in which Baa Francisco won by the score I' I io 0 iu ti laaiass mus played in .he ia rr lihle lima ott boura aud 36 minutes After prophesying his own eleath find writ ig a -erica of melancholy poems, Charles N. Ittlager. one of the th. found*? of e.'bic?KO Inirersity and a famous educator, was found rou neil today in Lake Michigan. There is o doubt that be committed suicide while leutally irresponsible. IN MEMORIAM. In memory of my dear father, GOTTLKIB It'll l-"KKK. who died June t, 1303?one ear ugo today. ny by day I saw him fade, And tcently pans away; et often in my dreams I prayed That he might longer stay. lave ead care ? .mid death pre-.ent, would not so mood bave he>?n spent; . ?utiered long and murmured not, Though far away, he's not forget, ie [.ord does all things for the best, And took bim home with Him to rest. By Hik Daio.htkk iVheilftrtjilo Prices of Produce. our Extra. o'i5 a tibO Family. I* 7 s TO) Paney brenda. 7 2b a 760 heat, longberry.- 186 a KO Mixed. 1.5 a IA0 r'n.tt. 1.13 i IM [>?nipanet tough. 000 a 1 Ol rn. wbiis. 07i ll (J -1 Hued. 0 73 0 07< Ifellow. 073 a 07? .itt A. 450 a 47o 'our*, standard. 4 90 ii 600 inum-ted....,. 606 ii 6 86 Official. BOARD OF ALDERMEN. At a regular meeting of the Board of Alder* men of the city of Alexandria, Va., held Jane 8,1909, there were present: J. K. N. Curtin, Esq., President, sud Me_ra. Brill, Marbury, Ballenger, 1'itld, -Sweeney and Summers. Mr. Sweeney introduced the following, which wss referred to tue Finance Commit iee; Retail ve 1, that the following aiuouuta be, aud the same is hereby, appropriated io pay theexpeiHH-sof-.nl a'.oiii Henry street track: Samuel P. Fisher, attorney.it*) IK) N. 3. Greenaway, clerk of court.87 40 )>7 40 A resolution approprisiiu.; fs.OCO for the extension nf the -sever from King sn I Wc-t sircet* lo Cameron aud Fayette, ? ??. a ceive-d from ths Common Council nd Mud ava*. An ordinance to amend and revi-e the law* of the city of Alexandria with reference *o the health and sanit.ry dip.irttnerta of the city government, was received from the Com? mon Council, that board listing recommitted it to the joint committees ou General Laws and Finance. Ou motion of Mr. Ballenger it wat* laid on the table. The following were mani veil from Ihe Com? mon Council ami their set ion concurred in: Petition ofthe 1)1.1 Dominion Boar club for a gas light ou the St mini, between I'riiu-e and linke stree!*. Petition ol Archie I. Nails for pMBtaaaM to erect a two-story frame bow on thc north aide of Duke atreet, between Alfrtsl aud Patrick. Petition of H. L. Stult/., manager of the Weat.ru Union Telegraph Company, for per misaieii to plsce a <*-iuguig sign ii|kiii B Bola in frout ol their oilio, ;W and ,111 King ?treet, C.iuiinuiiicatioii from Ihe lt ..inl of Firs Wardens and Um! I.-, i t-er of the Fire De. pnrimeut for an additional appropriation of ti.50 per mouth for the eng nsw of the Heli? um .- Mesam fire engine for ac: vices in keeping tba oldI Columbia Merni In ? noe.- in wink .ug on'er. Resolution looking lo tin- InTlsHpllea rf the eoiitra.-t between the eily i ouncil aad the Alexandria Kb trie e'.mipouy. Petiiion ot stuaii j, Blaspsaa eoMondag the condition of the gutter on the south aide of Wilkes stnet, between Alfred and Pat trick. Resolution directing the Corporation Attor ney tei se* that the title of thc mw school building on Prim | street is vested sa direct? ed by Council. Petition of P. Aitcbesoii lor rs-riiiisnon to reshiugle house No. MM sooth I ii.Street. Petition of Kose Melele, .1. A. Dienele an 1 C. M. Newton for a sewer on the north side of King street, between Henry ami Fayette. Communication of Ueorge H. Rucker, clerk of the Alexandria County Court, conceruiUK the improvement Sf*aorta Washington stree Petition ot W. A. a?001 fl Co., Inc, for periuissio i to erect a lumber-lie I ii port .f square bouudeel by Ute, I'niou and Cameron streets aud Thompson's alley. Report of tbe Committee on Streets' tatami mending an appropriation of fjeaj for Vo chase ol'sewer pipe. The board then adioiirned. st. R. N. Cl' lt II N, President. Teste: Luthik ii. TKO?POOH, Clerk. COMMON COUNCIL. At a regular meeting of the e .nimon Coun? cil of the city of Alexandria, ;held .lune itu, l?iy, there were present: Hubert Snowileii tm%., President, ami Messrs. Leadbeater. Burke, Risheill, Brura. back. Smith. Brill, Barnier, Birrell, Mon e, tlellinnlh, Harrisou, Uhler, Marsliall.Spii ks and Evans. The Committee nu Si-eet? recommended au appropriation of $H,o<IO, tei contiuue the nm, Btrui-tiou of the trunk sewer from the corner of King ami West street* northward oa Watt atreet to Cameron itreet aad aaata. rd oa Cameron street to Fayette stree ; and the te? nor t was adopted?sye-i, Messrs 1.*-ul beater, Burke, Rishell, Brumhack. Simlh, Brill, Bander, Birril!, Mew ma. Elarrisoa, Uhler, Marshall and Mr. Piaaldeal (t8);aoes, Meters Hellillllth,spinks and P.v ir, A resolution appropriating $.100 to purchase a car loail of sower pipe, waa reeoaaatod**! by the Committee on Streets and paused -ayes bi, noes 0. A petition from the W. A. Smoot k Co. inc., for permission to treet a twa story lamber shed on lot bounded by I.ee, Cameron, lluion streets and Thompson's ailey, wss referred (., I mitti, e on streets A communication from George ll. Hunker, clerk ot' the county ciurt, requesting that tba ncrth end of Wa-tinutoii rei ba giaveKd to 00 libra to the conney mads, waa ref.ritd to the Conni.ii (tee on Streets, A petition for a sewer on King stre't, be? tween Henry and layette ktreeta,waa referred to the Committee on Streets. A letter from S.l, Simpiei to the chairman of thc Coaiinitlee on Stieet.- ri.ni.Mug im provemenUtogutter ouU'ilkes street bStWOM Patrick ami A lin*! stroeta, wa- refenwd t" the ConimittiaB 00 Slr. els. A petition from the We-iern I'mon Tele? graph Co. for permission !?.. r. 11 i a.< juging sign in front of their otiir-e was referred to theComiiiitt.ee, on (ttl Permission wa-s granted Mr. A. !.. Nails to erei t frame huil.ling on I ' Iween Alfred and Patrick st reeta, providing there is no objection from adjoiniag property ownara, and the requirement of*brick walls in accord ance with the building laws are complied with. Permission was granted Aichivn Bros. to rrahingle hoti-e No. HOI swim li Union street, providing there uno objection from adjoining properly e.w.erti. A resolution i tiered by Mr.Mare-hall dire I ing the Corporation Attorney t > have the nile to the new school huil.line:, on Prince street, fiat sd in the city and repoit at thc next regu? lar meeting was adopt, d. The following resolution r.tiered by Mr. Brumhack was refered to the .Lue; I", munt tte on Light aud I.en-rai Laira. Whereas .lan. I ' -o'.. !li?re was a r tion _tr0ahscsd la thia hoaorabie body a?k ing, and directing, thi council to in veal tba condition flf Ihe Alexandria Light i this city, and toaseeertaia and report whellier or not the said Elee-trn-Co wa- comp with its .aid contract with lins s-ml city sud, Whereas, action hy roniiaittaea lo ..hom this re- .lulu.n was referred, was del'.-ri. I Hie said Electric Co. bsd promised to give battas s.-rvice, and thai ihst progresa in ihst respect wa-olivioiis. an.I was-.. reported hy Committal - on Light and Devora] unma, tai', Whereas, then-is ooaaidarable romp! iel against this said l.i.dit < 'a, ni not romplying with their contract rn ith this eily; Now therefore be it Bsaolved,tb.l this mat ter h.- referred hack lo tin alon -1 i Ci.iu in iitees ?-? iib instruction to n... ligate fjlly the Alexandria Electric Light Co ia i-s*r tain and report lo this body ? luther the said Light Co. is complying itu t-eir contract made and entered into bet .wen the said I ight Co. and this city. A communication from thcFm-Wardens rec immendir: xtracempeMrlaoto tbeoagiaaer .1 the Ki lisnee eng. ?? fir care of the old u erve lue ingie, wi- referred to the C.om uittee on Finance. Ai-'ition from thc Ilid Dominion i 'iub reqiieatnii: thal a gas lamp I*, placed on he strand between Prince and l?uke Mreets, i as referred to ide I'..iii nuilee on Light Mr. i/*adbeaUr called from the table thee eaelotiou which was received .rom tbe Bunni t Aldermen on May Ulai.,I -si', an 1 reata"" red on May the-Jft li ami laid over, appro riating $H0')~to aid ni defraying expenses ncident to the celebration by thc (icorge I abbington Monument A?M?.iation of the iOth anniversary of the inauguration cf *orge Washington as President ofthe United tates; a motion byMr.Sio.wiien to lay on the ible waa lost, ayes 6, noes ii). The action ol the Board rt Aldermen wm incurred in and the resolution adopted, ay. e iesare. Leabeater. Ri"h?iell, Smith, Brui, aader, Birreil, Harrison, Mar-hall and pinks ("U, noes Messrs. Burke, Brumhack, lonroe, Hellmutb. Uhler, Evans and Mr. resident (7). An ordinance to am-nd and rc/ise ths ma of lhe City of Alcxao Iria with n terence i the health and sanitary department of tba ty government, was called from ih table, id after discussion, and sugg..nous r.-lat ng i certain amendments the ?attar mat re. om? itted to the joint Commute* ou General aws aad finance. A re-olution approprieting f60 0ij U? the .rporatiou Attorney and $17 10 to the Clerk Conrt fetr expenses ol' suit in r-l> r?uce to ie Henry street traioV was rseaivtd from ,-. B'^rd ot Aldermen aad theiraelteo con rred iu. The board then adjourned. HUBERT 8NOWDF "?, Preaidenu D ...mi ,i B BTAWmil i: . ,<*l. rt I' C. GOOD PAHTI)RK, eluding pleut ol ex. ellenl waler, about 33 4ei acres of good blue grass aud no barbed ire lenee. A pp!) to JAMES T. PATTERSON, my 17 lm Chatham's stable.,