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THUKSDAY EVENING SEPT. 16,1909.
la TBW? days ol high protection one Increase in tbe cost of necessaries ol living follows closely on the heels ol another. Hardly ia the corner in the gnat gambling den of Chicago, called the l^ard of Trade, tempo? rarily closed until another adr&nce is made in the price of meats. At the rat* at which tbe prices of meats are rising it ia only a question of time when beef, mutton and pork will not be wi'h in reach of tbe means of the masses of tbe American people, as la tbe case with million in Europe. As usual, tbe blame is shuttled from one to another, the beef trust again insisting that thc rise is due to the scarcity and dear? ness of cattle, while the cattle growers declare with truth that they am receiv leg little or no share in tbe advance. Altbough the beef trust ia nominally dissolved, tbe combination is as com? pact as ever, and therefore aa defiant of the laws of supply and demand. But there is a way of fighting this monopoly with it) own weapons says the Philadel? phia Re cord, which bas often before been said by the Gazette. If in this season, wheu wholesome vegetables, fruits and fish are abundant, the consumers of the country were to spontaneously adopt a self-denying ordinance for a wr?k or so the beef trust would soon be brought to terms. There is little doubt at tbe same time that a brief-suspension of the meat died would be promotive of health Tn kkk seems to be an attempt to re? new the agitation for annexation of tbe Isle of Pines to the United States, and the extraordinary -statement is made it connection with it that "the Isle o' Pines never was a part of Cuba admin? istratively and was recognized as a sep? arate island." That will be surprising news to tbe vast msjority of people wbc have gained their information on tb* subject from encyclopedias, geogra? phies, map*, gezettecrs, year books, gov? ernment reports and similar sources, which have constantly declared the Isle of Pines to have been under Spanish rule au integral part ol Cuba, political? ly, hi d und. r the direct jurisdiction cf the governor of the province of Havana. It taxis credulity to think that all ot these authorities have been wrong and that their error baa never been discov? ered until row when a few jingoes from this country for their own selfish gain want the United States to annex this little iaUad to tbe great loss of Cuba. That the railroads are confronted with a nhortage in the supply of timbi i for tics, ti nd that they will take measure to suppl rt the forest conservation move roent, is indicated by tbe warning sound? ed hythe Kuadmasters' and Maintenance of Way Association of America, which ia holding its convention in Washington. "Confronted as we are with a rapidly depleting supply of suitable tie timber, it is obligatory that the railroads aid in conserving as far as possible the present limited area in which tie timber exists," is the manner in which the committee on the comparative vain* of ballast ma? terials drew attention to the threatened tie famine. The reckUs*. destruction of timber in tbls country passes all under standing and the effects are being seri ously felt by the present generation What toe future will be no one can tell Tm. Danville Register in commenting upon the tHurls being made by Rev. James Cannon, jr., to start a daily newspaper in Richmond says: The projectors of the forthcoming Richmond paper are wise in insisting upon the paying in of |125,000 to f 150, 000 as a condition precedent to be? ginning publication, and we suspect tbat, unless ibe prospective journalistic luminary in phenomenally successful, it is going to require considerably more than the sum named to put it on ita feet financially, and enable it to run success? fully. The Register is wise in its generation, ?nd knows whrnof it speak*. From Wanuington. |Correspondence ot the Alexandria Gaeette.) Washington, s>pt. 16. While the American farmer bas har? vests big crops this year, the farmers of Europe have not been far behind. According to the European correspond? ent ot Um Oepsitmr ntof Agriculture the barveit abroad has generally surpass-d expectations. Most astonishing of a I was the enormous increase in yield ot the world's grain crops. European au? thorities estimate tbat there will be a gain of from 18.'. to L'70 million bushels in the case of the worid's wheat crop; about 266 millions bushels more of corn, while nats shows tbe enormous increase ot 8>7 million bushels above the figures ot last year's production. The year has been most favorable for barley and oats and marly every European nation bas harvested record crops. In Hungary the yield is the biggest on record. Rou mania is almost tbe only foreign nation to report decreases over the pre-barvest estimates, attributable to severe drought. Tbe hop crop in England will be the lowest on record, the entire crop only being saved from destruction by blight after repeated spraying. William H. Morrison, 74 years old, for more than thirty years publisher of rbe Supreme Court reports and at one time president of tbe Riggs Irsurance Company, died this morning. Justice Siaflord ' ,day direct* d that Mrs. Mary Page Hnfty, wife of M Icolm Hofty, the Washington attorney, be given custody of their two children for a week to which time a hearing of the di? vorce petition wr i granted. Adn'i }\ Bel sf* -rder-in-chief of tba battleship feat whick ba* tari completed its tvget vtf ii' <? i'll the Vinpait capes, ia rstsraed ihe Na\.'Da run-it 1 lay th-it on it-1" sae to New York (nun Hampton Hoads the fleet will arrive o:l Harm ,;nl, un the Jer? sey toast, a'oit >?< ni of rVpl. fl, aud wll st'..-ni along tbe shore, i>f si ?ITT'eeau Grove hli- ul 3 p. m. The reveuue* oft he Coban government from Palmary 1 t"?Se> mber 1, of this ye?r, were $1,40 753 more tua*, ihe . ..jeipts for the tame nerio,. from cumoris i id 'mema! revenue last year. The Cubsn government, according 'o are l>oit receive J ar the Slate Department today (rom Mi. Dening, IT. 8. charge d's is in the market for the pu elissa of severn I Rninll boats for its revenue cuiter 'crvjce. No American linns have yet submitted bids. Jewel Thief Captured. Boston, Sept. IC?Captured at tbe point of a pirtol as he fled with two diamond rings worth more than $2,000, a Philadelphia man is held here today ny tbe police for identification. The man who gives his name as George E. Ryan, of 116 north 13th street, Philadelphia, grabbed the two rings from a show case of the Hodgson, Kennard Jewelry Com? pany and, pursued by its proprietor and his clerks, fled through the streets ot the business section. A police inspector's pistol stopped him within a few blocks. One of the two rings was found on Ryan's person, but the other, worth fl, 700, had disappeared. Chinese Students Coming. Peking, China, Sjpt. lG.?Forty seven Chinese studen's, some of them members of the noble families of China left Peking fjtoday for America, where they will enter various schools. The student body is in charge of Tong Kai, the son of a Yale graduate. The party is going to American schools under au agreement between this country and America by wich a portion of the Poxer indemnity, returned to Ohii.a by Amer? ica, shall be expended annually by the Chinese gcvernment in educating some of its yoong men in America and other foreign countries. Strikers' Surprised Paris, Sept. IC,.? Two hundred strik? ing workmen met with a painful sur? prise this afternoon when they attacked what they thought to oe a handful ot men working io tbe gsa trench in the Avenue de Paris. Anticipating sn attack by tba strikers, 2,000 laborers, who are against tbe strike, concealed themselves iu the trench. When tbe attack was begun, this reserve force leaped to the rescue of the workmen and beat i ff the strikers, wounding several scores of them. Three of tbe strikers are believed to have been fatally in? jured. _ Tigress Killed. Marseilles, 8 pt. 16.?Tbe Marseilles "tigress hnnt" esme to and end today when tbe Royal Bengal auimal thnt bad terrorized tbe city for two daya was shot to death as she piunved into the sea io i last desperate attr-mp to escape, More than a score of aho.s w. re fited at the tigress. She eecapul from her eng' aboard a decking vessel on Tuesday, since which time a constant hunt for ber had btta kept u,>. Killed In Automobile Accident Chicsgo, S pt, 16 ?C th grams were received at the office uf Morris Company today sta n^ that Mrs. Nelson Morris, widow of tbe lite multi-million? aire pBtker.died in al'*ris hospital early today as a resu't of ir juries received In an automobile accidcul tl Bilnts Bleue, near Paris, By the will of her lite hus. band Mrs. Morris was left in control ol a 120,000,000 Mite. Death of Lord I weedmouth. Loudon, S pt. IC.?I itisaatlosa were made today by the cloaeat friends of Lord Tweedmouth, who died last night, that the former power in English poli? tics Butlered a partial mental eclipse during the last few months of bis life. His death, at the age of 60, is declared to have resulted from this mental fail? ing, due to political reverse*, and worry over his impaired finances. Charged With Abduction, Chicago, Sept. 16 ?Authorities frtm Williamsburg, Kansas, are en route to Waukegan to get Ref, Wallace M. Stuckey, of Williamsburg, charged with abduction, who disappeared from there in July, a few days before Miss Clara Lourraine Poulberland, aged 16, also vanished. The girl is the daughter of a wealthy farmrr near Will;amsburg. (iov. Johnson's Condition. Rochester, Minn., Baot 16.?After a critical evening an'! farly morning, dur ing which the pendulum of life swung between hope and deeps r, Governor John A. Johnson lies tulay at Bt, Mary's Hospital in such a condition tbat the advent of the least unfavorable Factor may precipitate tbe end. New York Stock Market. New Yo.k, r/ept- 16.?The 'eMure of the opening th's morning w ?? the neve billi oom mon nt - 11 i .tener.-l list .bowed activity, i 1'he market wis active end s.roug timing itie ~irst hour. Prk ? ? for Marly every! lung ti? I ld in movrd up from \' erl po n s. Prre movement- in the last h If of the foi*> loon eanowed causing fracl'onsl cooeesskm rhe ? were a rtimhcr Of ludo*trialiDialog luhsianti-il gains. Humors that the din -to-s of the Uni??d : itioa intrude I retiring i0 l worth of the common atock of Int eorjio atioii which it coed buy from a ryadics' I at $'>(> a shane, rent steel common ip to a new high level in the New Yo k ck neilin;.' %\ - i gain of l 1 ^ po*nts. Prawn I rain i rad i dat a toe same idsaor. j bt- !? un "i tao ran depar.psewt'of the i e\ bnaiw r i>ait or aaadwaesj In piice. Natives Revolt. I.sbon,\ia Badojot, St>:iin, Sept, lo? Na? iver ufa part i f V- rion* - ? weat Africa are gain in a stale rf ictn mittinsj ?pfadatibM sui liniroer, according to DBSOV gas that reached here tods?. Tue affected rortion ist^uiuoladurt end the sun oeiiry. A Danbar ol villa urned and the inhabitant*, including rn i y I sib 1 be n alive are reported to have invaded Oar lauy's Wast Africin p .sm -nous. TELEGRAPHIC BRhVITIES. The Alabami |wlice are today searchin" jong the Florida bvrder for Mrs. Henry fowling, who is charged with the murder Ul night, of her auit, Mrs. Will Nowling. nt J , Ala, The two women are c' much k icial prominence throughout the Stat*, tbe ead woman being a sinter of Mai liuLindaay, m richest mm iu Mobile, Doaawtie troubles re said to have occasion*id the tragedy. T"ie Marker. Gowwowu, D. G. oast, ltj w'hMt r? -L05 News of tbe Day. Peru and Bolivia have finally agreed on tbe boundaries of tbe two couniries. Mrs. Angeline E. Newmr.a, widow of B.shop Juhu P. Newman, died Id Jeru? salem recently. It bas been decided that civil service employes need not return to their borne s'atis to take examination lor promo? tion. Canal Dover, Ohio, has a murder mystery. The body of Miss Florene ? Weber, 20 years old, bas h in found in tie Tuscarawss liver under suspicious circumstances. In a duel following a quarrel on tbe main street of Neosho, Mo., yesterday, Henry W. Estes, a farmer, shot and killed Bjujimlu Marshall and in turn received wounds from which he died a few moments later. Governor Jobn A. Johnson of Min? nesota was operated on in Rochester yes? terday f>r a deep-seated intestinal abscess It was a serious operation, and Gover? nor Johnson's condition ia regard d as grave, though the surgeons hope for tbe patient's recovery. Mrs. Julius Tripp was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in an apartment in Chicago, and Mrs. Louis Silvers, ber shler-in-Iaw, was probably fatally wcunded. It is reported that tbe shoot? ing followed a quarrel. Mrs. Tripp waa the wife of the superintendent of a manufacturing firm, who was not living with her. Aaron Oaahdollsr is dead, his brother James is in the hospital at Kingston, N. Y., with bullet woruds in his abdomen which may prove fatal, and Harry Gray ia in jail charged with murder in tbe first degiee as the result of a shooting affray Tuesday night which marks the culmination el an old feud between the Oashdollar aud dray families. Tbe row started over the ownership of a plank. The grand jury In New York yester? day dismissed tho charge of felonious as? sault against Mrs. Mary Scott Castle, who.on August 3, shot William B Craig, a New York lawyer, at the Waldorf Astoria. Tbe grand jury's reasons were not made public. The $3,000 bail bond under which the woman was held was immediately dismissed. It is supposed that the grand jury's action resulted from a conference between District At? torney Jerome and Mrs. Castle's brother, Capt. Henry W. Scott, U. H. A., ol Pott Morgan, Aia., who came to New York immediat ly after the shooting. A bulletin bas been sent from tbe rJurvnrd College Observatory announcing tbe discovery by Prof. Max Wolf of a comet in tight ascension 6 hours IS nucules and 12 seconds, northern de? clination 17 degrees ll minutes. It is visible only through a large telescope and may be the first glimpse of Halley's comet, which is due in l'.'lO, on its re? turn to its perihelion after an absence of 75 years. The orbit of Halley's comet pa--i's between tbe sun and the planet Mercury, and its nearness to tbe sun will dimiuisb Ita brightness in passing, but it will undoubtedly be very brilliant as it reproaches the earth's orbit. Vi ss I,, ty |' cv s. ,,; Ra'eigh, N. C.. ami An. S, who had bern Bindy**)! 'or . sthood at Belmont, that ? tte, elo; .1 t i hew York lr ,t week ?sd we.e icvrieJ. KILLED IN COLLISION. Bight traiomen killed and fifteen pas scogers injured, two fatally perhaps, is the result of a collision between a passenger and freight train yesterday morning on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Loaf* Railroad at Pegrai) station, 20 miles west of Nashville,. In ibe fire that followed at least two man? ged bodies were completely consumer*. Tbe collision occurred about Si'ckck, and was between passenger tr. io No. 1, w'nlbound, and fast freight, No. 51, en route to Nashville. The wreckage at once caught fire. Tbe baggage, mail, express, and smoking cars of tbe passen? ger train and several of tbe freight cars were burned. But one bag of mail was saved. Through the almost superhuman strength exerted by tho passengers the three day coaches and the Pullman were pushed back from the fire and the equip? ment saved. B nh engines were completely wreck? ed. The wreck was caused by the over? looking of order*. , Thc Katies. Om.iha Neb., September IC?The nomination of grand rfficers was the principal business of yesterday's session at Omaft of tbe national convention of tbe Fraternal Order of E?gles, Senator Thomas F. Grady, of New York,was un? animously nominal I for grand worthy vice president. Frar-k E. Herring, Maring vice presi? dent, succ' eds to the office of president, that rotation having been established by precedent. I Uher grand officers selected were: Cr and worthy chaplain, Frank R. (Me, Hnglewood, III.; grand worthy set rotary Conrad H. Mann, Ashland, Wis.; grand worthy treasurer, Findley McRse, Helena, Mont.; grand worthy conductor W. A. Dlsch, Parsons, Kas., grand worthy Insid ? gusrd, Edward R. Fuller, It chm ind, Ya. Conformal ny election was rn* ie at ti 'tay's sesssnn. Burglars in Connecticut. Centerbrt )k, Conn., Sept. |fj ? A gang of bnrglars terrified the lower Connecticut Valley early today, broke into five railroad atatiors, beginning at Arnold's and wound op with a sensation? al attempt to blow the safe in the general stores and post office of W. J, Prann, of C?nterbrook. Here they were discover id by the proprietor and after firing three shots at binn, one of which nat rawly missed his head, they made their escape, without securing aoy booty. Arrest of a Female Pickpocket. VerstillevSspt. K?.?Josephine Leror, <}ieen of the French Pickpockets,'' ?as arrested here today while attempt ng to rifle tbe handbag of a woman hnpp r. Mme. Leroy is over 70 yesrs ?ld and bas been a pickpocket since a mle girl. She declared today that heuraatism had robbed her of her con nog and tbat she contd no longer do a 'good j ib." COURT OF APPEALS. In tbe Court of Appeals, at Staunton esterday, the caiee nf McOomb vs, Gil eson and Baugber vs, Harmon were rgued and submitted. Tbe next cases on the docket are (filler's administrator vs. Lackey's dmioistrator, Bryan vs. Nash and 'ortlaod Cement Company ve. Seal, Virginia Newt. Thoaiaa Nelson Page, a prominent Virginia writer, is to be vice-chancellor of the Uuiveralty of the Sou'h at Sewaoee. Tbe local option contest case in the Corporation Court ot Staunton waa yes? terday continued to next Tuesday be? cause cotinrel on each side had cases in tbe Court of Appeals. The slite of Virginia has obtained from the Coiled Stales government (he large figurehead which formerly adorned toe prow of 'he battleship Virginia, but tbe s'tte ctlicials are at a loss to make appropiiate use of the ornament now tnat they have it io Richmond. The Southern Railway ls rsp'dly com? pleting a number of stretches of double tracking between Lynchburg aod Char? lotte, N. C. Several puces of new work will be completed by tbe close of the year and by next June more than 30 miles of new roadbed will be In use. Robert W. Adams and Miss Allie May DeHaven, daughter of D. H. De Haven, both of Frederick county, were married yesterday. The groom is 50 years old and tbe bride 15. She is tbe sister of Adams' first wife who died a year ago, and has been bis house? keeper. The stockholders of the People's Na? tional Bank of Lynchburg yesterday au? thorized an increase of its capital stock by the sale of 500 addttiooal shares at $250 a share. The stock ia to be ap? portioned to the old shareholders This makes another million dollar bank for Lynchburg. Beginning yesterday oysters may be taken from the natural rocks and beds in the waters of Virginia. Though the oyster season began on September 1st, the catcher, were only permitted to take oysters from private beds, bnt under the law the bivalves may be taken where ever found until tbe last day ol April, 1910, Tbe Mexican cruiser Mereloee ar rived in Hampton R ads yesterday to load bunker coal belora going to New York to take part in the Hudson-Ful? ton celebration. As the vessel steamed past Old Point abe fired the national salute, and it waa answered by Rear Admiral S 'broiler's Atlantic battlesbip Meet and Fort Monroe. Charles M. Ambold, of Petersburg, bas Instituted suit for |50,000 damages against tbe Atlantic Coast Line Comraoy. The suit grows out ol an accident which befell the plaintiff on MBy lt last when an automobile in wb'ch he was seated collided with a h uitnotive of the defendant company. Ambold lost both legs. J. E. Puckett, a member of tbe re? cently organized fire department, of Burkeville, was instantly killed; Wil IUm Kessler bad bis aroa fractured, and J. F. Audtrson, tar inspector of the Norfolk aud Southern Railway, antlered a badly truised foot, as the result of the explosioo of a chemical engine, while tbe company was at practice yes terday. Tbe fact that Dr. W. A. Birr has ptrmit'ed himself to be elected presi? dent of the standing committee of the Diocese of Souibern Virginia, vice Dr. Milton, resigned, has given rise to tbe belief that be will decline the call to New Orleans and continue as rector of it. Paul's Episcopal Church at Lynch? burg. Dr, Birr has bad tbis call uuder consideration since July 1 Firecfj.u unkoown origin yesterday eveningdestroyed "White Hall"thehome o Mrs. Lavinia Deray, near White Po-t, Clerke county, entailing a loss of f 4,000, tartly insured. The house was built by tbe late Jjhn Meade, who lived there for many years until it passed into the bands cf the Pennys. Mr*. Denny, who is more than 80 years old, and confined to her mom, had a carrow escape. She was rescued by ber son and carried to a neighbor's home. Under a resolution of the state Senate adopted at the last session of the legis? lature, there will be a change in the method of legislation tbis coming ses? sion. For many years there has been a custom of making the general appro? priation bill the last measure to receive thc attention of the legislature, but un? der tbe terms of the resolution, the pa? tron of which was Henator Folkes, of Richmond, tbe Senate finance committee is to meet there in December and frame the appropriation bill and present it at the very outlet of the session. Kenn. Davis A Davis, Washington patent attorneys, report the grant, this week, to citizms of this state, of tho following patents: J. P. Oarnefix, of R'chmnnd, folding coop or crate: J. B Driscoll, of Clifton Forge, apparatus f>r the delivery of mail-bags to moving Hains; G. H. Hanger, of Bridgewater, hsnd corn thinner and weeder; C. F. Hinlnall, of Richmond, cylindrical trunk; J. W. Kidwell, of Richmond, belt fastener; H. P. Morris, of Rich? mond, postcard album; T. C. Pool, of Virgllina, shock-binder; and W. L Wright, of Newport News, car-coup lng. _ Negro Blood Cause of Tragedy. Pittsburg, Sept. Ki. ?It bas just be? come known in McKeesport tbat M churl Haberman, who on August 14 shot bis wife three times aud (ben ended his own life, in Colnmbus, O , was a former resident nf Mi Keesport and was married in that city. Tbe woman was tbe victim of a tragedy growing out of tbe discovery by ber hus? band that she had negro blood. Ove: her prostrate body he sent a bullet into his brain, which caused almost instant death _ Hot for the bravery of House Surgeon Hur? ley and Engineer Clark,"!' the Williamsbu-g, N. Y., Hospital, a d bast rons and perhaps fatal fire would have .pread through that in atilaUoaearly todty. As a result of their heroism,both Hurley sid Clark were serious ly bunns!. Letter to Gottlieb k'ichcrer. Alexandria, V*. I>?ar Sir: IVterhonse, M much; nick, so mu ti; all the rn nv between. dust at willi pi'iut. De*oe lead-and-zinc is he porterhouse. Nobe di wants the neck; the >eiween, 6ouie say, is go- I enougn for thew Bal Devre coan lew.not n ore t ?? 'i be.?e?n. l-*.i'l<i.:>il j. between; :t is the oldfiahiou jeint. But x.uc has eoui* u. /.me lougtxis ?kite lead. Dsywa lead-and zinc is ihe piint har wear? twice as lo g a* leat-and-ml. Mr John N. Peitel, fair Haven, N. Y., rrit??: "Mr rharlea Hollenbeck, of tbis playe, wisted hii hotu* three years a2<> wi'h Mevoe "ic; his father punted at the muc noe with l.ad-jndiiil. lid ny the sou's house ooks a? well a/ihedav it was -/aintei. wr-de ka f.u'er ? louie has ?U chalked nfl and "e.'s palatial" vtry badly. The frillier <yt ie will pij,;t wah Devi* next time," Yours trulv E. W. DEVORA CO. ''? * E. ts. Leadbeater * Son* sell oar laiflt, ft Today's Telegraph ic News The President in Chicago. Chicago, Sept. 16\-This ts President Taft's big day. From the minute he arrived here thia morning, he found himself the center of activity that kept him sutriciently "cn the jump" to en? title him to a place beside Roosevelt for strenuously. It is estimated that balf a million persons, nesrlyjhalf of them children, greeted the president during this morn? ing's automobile pira le, the big specta? cular feature of the president's day here. Elaborate preparations bave been made at tbe ball park for tbe president, several grand-ataod seats having beeo Uken out to make toom lor a big chair for him. After the game tbe president and bis ptrty will return to the Congress Hotel where the president will dine informally as the guest of the Hamilton Club at seven p. m. At S o'clock the party will adj mm to Orchestra Hall and the president will deliver a key-note speech. At ll p. m., the president will be hurried back to the Congress Hotel, where he is expected to attend tbe grand ball of the American Bankers' Associa? tion. The president will leave the ball room at midnight and will be escorted to his special train, which will leave by the Northwestern Railroad at 2:30 a. m., for Madison, Wk, the president's first stop for tomorrow. Alleged BlackmaillnK, Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 16 ?More fuel was added to the fire tbat (frew a gov? ernment investigation of conditions at the Western penitentiary today, when it became known tbat Warden John Fron? ds is investigating among the guards at tbe prison, some of which, it is alleged, bave been taking tribute money from a wealthy prisoner. Francis declared prosecutions will follow if the guilty persons are found. Tbe prisoner, who ia said to bave beeu tbe victim ot tbe guards.is serving a long term for tbe murder of his bro'h er-n-law and is said to be worth $1<>0, iMin It ls alleged that three guards worked a system on the piisoner of mag nitiying infraction* of minor rules and threatening to report to tbe "office." The prisoner pleaded w tb the guards to make no report, fearing to lose his commutation, which would release bun in a year, finally, (tiering a cash consid? eration. The tribute demand is said to bave grulually increased unt'l it reached $250. The money was paid by relatives in charge of the prisoner's cs'ate. The last demand, it said, was for $1,000 for each of the three guards. Violence and Disorder. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 16?Scenes of violence and disorder marked the open? ing of tbe second day of tbe after-strike, or "misunderstanding," at the p'ant of the Pressed Steel Car Company, Mt Kees Rocks, today. During the morning none of the workers entered the plaut, while those who attempted to do so were pre? vented by a show of force. Street cars over tbe bridge have ceased running, owing to the violence tbat was being manifested. Oa tbe ai.iv*.! of each car, a detail of the strikers sur? rounded it and ordered out all of the passengers. The strikers declare they hid been "betrayed" by the leaders of thc first strike and by tbe plant officials. It was ascertained tbat tbe burden of their grievances is that tte leaders ot the first strike had made a capitulation to the plant managers without having had any gua'antee that the promises, claim? ed to have been made by tbe leaders, would be carried out and that fie plan: mansger intended to run tbe plant with out retard for any claims or j remises. Spies in France. Paris, Sept. 16.?Oveirun with spie from other lands, not to mention the traitors in her own military ranks, Prance has j ist issued orders for tbe strictest watch to be exercised over the secrets of her fortifications, army and navy equipment and even ber own troops. Minister Brianti has emphasized to General Brun, the minister of war, the neccessity of ? counter-espionage. General Durand, one of the foremost French officers, declares that at no time since the days just preceding the Franco Prussian war have there been so many spies In France. He says the country is literally teeming with them, and tba' they are getting invaluable assistance from the soldiers themselves. Tbe situa? tion is such that army officers no longer conceal their gravest apprehension. Peary Recouslders. Portland, Maine, S-pt. 16.?Oom m.inder Piary, possibly piqued by lear ing of the elaborate preparations being made to receive Dr. Cook on bis arrival in New York on Tuesday next, has now reconsidered bis refusal made in a t I ? gram received here a day cr two ago to accept a public tsiimonlal, and stop 'jft here on his way to New York. To iay the city effie als were in receipt of [he following message, dated I!title Harbor labrador: Referring to previous message. Am row in position to accept invitation ihould such be given. Pr.A RV An invitat:on awaits tbe commander it Sydney, acd it seems probably Port and will bave an opportunity to enter ain the distinguished explorer. American Bankers' Association. Chicago, S?pt. 16 ?President Jobn oo, of the saving bank section called he American Bankers' Association to rder today and then read his annual ddresi. The reports of s anding com aittees were then read, chief interest ent'riog in the report of the commit ee on postal savings banks. The deli ? atsa plunged into a general discussion f questions of interest to saving banks At the meeting of the organization of pcre'aries of state bunking association, ?resident W. F. Keyser read his annual ldresB and the session was devoted to series of short tiik* on financial gua. ons. Aviation Fortnight. Paris, Sept. Hi?Thirty-four entries ave been received up to date for the Aviation fortnight" at Jnvisy October to 17. Prizes amonntiog to $10,000 re already assured and, according to onnt Jacques d'Aubigoy, the affair ill be second only in importance to the heims aviation week. Bli achers to at 30,000 and a pelonse where -" 0,000 ore may stand, in addition to a grand and, are being built. The chief event the meeting will be the grand prix de iris, corresponding to Rheims' grand ix de Ohampagne, for which a pr zs $20,000 will begiveo. DRY GOODS. Extraordinary SUIT IO radii*' Coat Snits, io colors suitable for ttrly fall wear; values of the 3 dj^ AA ire aa hi ,h as 130, 8peci?l **7 ' *^^ Hi hi lies' Colo>ed Cloth Suits; suitable for early fa.l weir; values of these dJQ AA s.,u a.e aa high mitt. 4*y.*TT 1'ot of Ladies' Navy Blue Cloth 8uijs, io pl.r'.i lerge.s rid panamas; about 15 suit-s in all: values of these suits are op Cl I (TC ti WM. Special. ?fl'^*' 1 lot of ladies' Bhek Cloth Su'ts. in pana? ma and serges; about SO anita iu (tl 1 QC tbi.s lot; value, fVj.50. Spacial .JM.4V.yu WASHINGTON. D. C. [Hardmans Will. Gosheo, N Y? Sept. 16?The will of tbe la'? Edward H. Harriman was probated here today. It waa as follows: "I, Fdward H. Harriman, of Arden, state of New York, do make, publish aud declare this as and for my last will ned testament, tbat is to say. I give, devise and bequeith all my proper If, reel and personal of every kind arid oaturj, to my wife, Mary W. Harriman ti be executrix of this tbe will. Io witness whereof, 1 hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of June, io tbe year 1905. tEmvAun H. Hakriman. Eleven Persons Drowned. Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 16. -Five women and six men, passengers ou the S)Utb African Steamship Ojoq pany's steamer Umhlali, were drowned while an attempt was being made to land them after the steamer went on tbe rocks oft Cape Point today. !." mr boat-loads if passengers were m'ssing in the fog for several hours and for a time it was fear? ed that they had been lost. Woman Arrested. New York, Sept. |16.?A stylishly tires ted woman giving t?e n .me of Mrs. Charlotte Itsldwin Froat, el .iniiiiK to le the wife of a ?Itliy southerner, was held io the 1'ork 1 te court ti lay in $1,5(0 bond u-ilil turnor row od Um charge of obt inion gojj*. uuder laJM pretenses. In default of bond she went lithe 'OBOS. The complaint was shown to by R. J Hickson, a modi-tc, who alleges that she got $1,035 woi h of gi ? ls from him on b d (hecks. Hm ip ari th charge names one , ism viilu d at K5. DIED. lu Br. -k I vu. N. Y., on Tuesday, Septem? ber H, Di: KOllEBI' E. L. JOHNS.ON, son of tho lata Col. Samuel E. Johnston, of Ibis < ity. The funeral will take p'ace on r'.idav, September 17, at lt o'clock, from the residence of James E. Johnston, No. 417 Priies street. Friends and relatives are in vi' ' I tn tend. At the rc-idewepf his giftiiirfalher. Henry y,o'isouih] ? street, Ofl Wednesday night, soptomoor f5 1909, of diphtheria, RtJRYH HAKPElt. Minof K.-auk M. and Marj i. II 111 , aged two yeais r-id ltj days. !?'mie al p a ate. WANTE^.-LAUORERS to work ou our lieu nlmit on north lleory street. Br ABD, ARMSTRONG A CO., !': 3t_Foot of Prime aire it. NOTICE,?Having ijiis'itie I as adminiatra lor e. t. a. of the- esta'e of Mrs. Roverf. C. Gorham, di ?|,i*<>d. all persons having elaimi agaiBSl the said estate are hereby di prsaeat the aime to me duly veri li il for set I lenient, t td all patBOM indebted to said i> ;'* ? ara hereby urti tied to make prniiip. pajjient of their in e'.tedne-s tonie. C'lESTEB H. DIJNC/N. sept!9 IPI_Administratrii. NOTICE. ffiSft, HOME DRESSED MEATS ? . ami Bat rdat, Rr ii nd si ak.lfe per lb s.rloiu steak.Usg " " I'oitor House Meat.15c " " Chock Break.I2}c" " Hamburger Steak.I2e " " Rib Roast.124c " " Pot Roast.Hie " " Stew Beef. .f-'c " '' v. ii at b>w( .t price*. SMOKED MEAI Hi' i batt).liijc per lb shiniMers....12o " '" Dealer in Ure.rei.rs o' all kinds. F.C.PULL1N, ;?lTIVi:SgM Bal' pinn e IL Home phone 87W ?ap 16 ll \I/ANTED -Inv-.or with $3/0) wanted vv for Washington rnerrenlile concent: ?0 ? -r cent prr Ina fc.ia .?-!' ed iaves'>r end no ?"iive >e,vie?s reqoircl. Address l!ox 122, ?.tum I'. '. W. shing in, D. C. ? ptlri3 '_ WANTED. Antique Mahogany TaH?, Va s and Can dlwrtieka, Address".*. 1!.," BU 18th St. N W.. Washington. D. C._* pt 1-13 ? WANTFD.-GIRLHto work !n the hot tiing department of eur vinegar work'. Anplv lo HOARD ARMSTRONG A CO.. foot of Cr.nee f ret. acptl4 4t WANTED-A YOUNO MAN between the ages of Iii and 20, ss clerk in shoe store. Aoply at -l.'!? King street. 8. H. LYNN A CO._septM 3t WANTED.-A WHITE WOMAN to cook for a family of four. F. M. A DAMS, Columbus ami Wolfe .(reeta. aepl.5 3t Miss Griffith Desires lo icform her patrons that, for the ne_t year, she will discontinue her school. ? i FOR RENT. Three ROOMS, suitable f?r light honse keeping. Apply at No. 212 no; th Wa-bing I'reet._ ?ep|5 3t? NOTICK.-Hlt KNIGHTS OF OLD DO MINION COMMANDERY, No. ll, K r. You are hereby not itied that a speeial drill Till be held on THURSDAY NK.'iir, S?r ember 16, at 8 p. m. aud all Sir Knights are ?equested to be present, dy order ot the Eminent Commander. THOMAS B Ct I UK AN, sepIS 21 f'aptain-liciieml. (JUAMTV TaUsIA Extra tonality Peebd Asparagus and Pare ifaple Syrup just receive I ny gepl.t Iw J.C. MfLBUEif. Alabsatiiie-the ainitnry wall linish Jut k he thing to brighten up the rooms for the fa 1 * nd winter. Color card and pricer, mailed on k ppl.eaiioii. We ire ibengent/. E. 8. Lead- . g eat ;r Afton". Inc._j ? Nickliu'a Hw> TooM brings results. Re- j J loves daodroti. revives the hair roots, ? rengtheos and invigorated the hair. Price i 5c, 600. and $1.00 oar bottle, at Leadbeater'a *? DRY GOODS. Satin STRIPE REPS On Sale Friday morning 1,000 yards plain and satin stripe reps, in shoit lengths, 39c values, at 0-0-O-0 All the new creations in Fall Silks and woolens now on display Daily deliveries made to Rosemont, Braddock, Lloyd's, Del Ray Asaph, St. Elmo, dison, Arlington and Falls Church. ie to dock, I V, St. i , Ad- y D. 1IU AND (Sous 316 King Street. BELL 'PHONE. HOME 'PHONB tiROUBRlKti. *Rt rr -ay tl "ls tit Usn. New Crop Head Rice ?And New? Mackerel fi. WLjUISiT ONE BARREL English Mixed Pickle Spice \ 25c a pound. Heinz's ?and? Vinegars. Pure Spices fi. Ginger Ales. Cantrell and Cochran's Belfast Cliquot Club U. 5. Club Beaufont Lithia Josman's, Hire's In all 250 dozen. 'rATA^Ar^^ATA VAX* WA' Avoid Smoky Walls J Aod ceilings by using electric lights- Cheap- I est, cleanest, and beat. MU Alexandria Electric Co.