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THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 23,1SW9.
In England tbe increasing danger to life fr.jm tbe use of swift moving mo? tors on tbe public highways baa led to serious discussion of putting taxes on the owners of motor vehicles, tbe pro? ceeds to be ustd in tbe construction of roads solely for motor traffic. This will lead to parliamentary inquiry as to how far tbe public interest would be subserved by tbe experiment. The Philadelphia Record says the very rapid movement of motor vehicles tears np tbe surface of tbe rodd and distri? butee it in dust, to the annoyance of other users of tbe highways snd the injury of abutting property owners. Probably tbe most satisfactory solution of the problem would be found in the ase of the money arising from a motor tax for the purpose of improvement and maintenance of roads, with such ac companying restrictions upon high speeding motorists as would go far to insure the safely of pedestrians and of riders in-other vehicles. Tbe doctrine of equal rights and a square deal need to be enforced on tbe bighwaya. Ad Alexandrian wbo spent tbe Bummer in the north says the automobiles tear up the reads dreadfully and make constant repairs necessary. Thk legislature will tbis winter, it is is said, enact a rule preventing others than representatives from getting on the floors of tbe two chambers during busi? ness hours. Not a single member who has made his appearance in Richmond within the last two weeks does not ex? press bis approval of the scheme. For several years the custom bas been to ad? mit certain people to the floors, and others have succeeded in obtaining the privilege, to the serious inconvenience of the members. Gentlemen identified witb the prominent legislation ol tbe last session of the legislature allude to the famous struggle over Ihe Byrd bill, when advocates of thc measure?men who had no right to expect or enjoy tbe privileges of the floor?crowded into tbe Hecate chamber and frequently talked wi'h the members in tones, loud enougr to Interfere with business. It is to pre? vent a recurrence of such a thing as thic tbat tbe ucw ruling has been suggested. Last winter tbe floor of tbe Senate wat invatlt.l hy many persons who really had no right to be there, many of them lob byirU and nothing else. The proper rule should be adopted the day the leg? islature meets. Alleging thal his 70 year-old wile had pullnl thc covets oil bin bed, hit him with a dishpan and a spoke of a wheel and accorded him other cruel treatment ever since their marriage, lour years ago, tbe case of William li. Schwer /.er, aged f?2, of liobesonia, Pa., who is seeking a divorce from his 70 year-old wile, Susanna, is now on trial at Heading. The husband's applica? tion for a divorce is being resisted by his aged wife, and a jury was selected to pass upon the merits of the case. Tbe hus? band claims his wife refuses to prepare his meals, tears psppr * fl the walls and refuses to do her housework, besides per? forming tbe bed cover, disbpnn and spoke acts, his stated that both hus? band and wife are very active for their age and, from reading tbe above, one would naturally inter as much. K supplying 3 cent lunches to pupils of two big public schools in the con? gested sections of Philadelphia a num? ber of philanthropic persons will try s sociological experiment which will be watched with interest all over the coun? try. The plan which will be put into etlect by tbe lk)ard of Education fer these persona, who wish their names withhel.l, nu huies a comparative stu*ly o' tbe etlect of proper food upon the menial and physical development of the child. The pr* jed is an adaptation cf the experiments made by scientists to test the values of different foods. Ti.MiM change and men witb them. But who woul 1 have thought that in tbe course of a few months Mr. Taft, the tariff reform champion of last year, would become an Aldrich reactionist, going lo the length be recently did of reading oat of the party the republican een&t >m and representatives who were faithful to their pledges to the conntry. A UBIDIXT of Broadway, Shenan? doah county, ia in Baltimore to investi? gate ibe advantages for the establish? ment if an electrical porcelain factory there. Ile had better come to Alexan? dria for here he can secure a fine sile for such a purpose at a moderate cost and with the best of rail, water and electric f *ci lilies. The grand jury in Washington yes? terday indicted Seth W. Van Dever, the former policeman, who, while a member of the Metropolitian police force, was daacoveaed leaving tbe grocery of Fischer & On. with a bam coceeied beneath his coat. The charge brought agaitst the man li that of housebreak? ing. Van Devil is at large on $l,OV0 bail. From Washington. (Ocrrsvpondenoe ot the Alexandria Gamut. 1 J Washington, Sept. 24. Prince Kuni of tbe Imperial family of Japan arrived in Washington today for a visit of 24 hours to lay his tribute upon the tomb of Washington. He will be entertained at the Embassy this evening aud will go down the river to Mt. Ver? non tomorrow, on the government yacht Sylph accompanied by Commander 0. 0 Marah as bis naval aide. He will be the guest of honor at a luncheon tomor? row given by Huntington Wilson, as? sistant secretary of state and will return lo New York in tbe evening. He will not be accompanied oy Princess Kan! on this trip because of a slight indisposi? tion. Tbe relief committ :-s who are aiding the flood sufferers in tbe vicinity of Monterey, Mexico, bave r sort d to the use of light mule and burrow trains to send Bupplies to tbe in' rior towns and villages where the suffering is |j V t, according to a dispatch rccelv d today from Philip 0. Hanns, the American conan l-general at Monterey. Many districts are insccable by other means uwins; to tbe destruction of tbe railroads. The first burrow trains carri' I food only neeause of the urgency of the situation. Clothing and blanked will be sent la' r. The relief committee will depend upon this kind of distribution until the rail* roads ate or. "med. Secretary of State Knox has aban? doned his idea of going to El Paso to be present at the meeting of President Taft and President Diaz. Announce? ment of this fact wss made at the State Department today. The Mexican govern? ment bas alao been informed through the embsBBy of tbe city of Mexico. Tbe distinction of being the first ot the 330 supervisors of the 13th U. S. oensuB to qualify bas been earned by Wm. B. Brown of tbe lat supervisors iistrict of Now Jersey in wbich Camden ts situated. Mr. Brown's oath of office was ? worn to before the connty clerk yesterday *nd wi < at 10.30 o'clock this morning in tbe hands of Chief Arthur E. Seymour of tbe Supervisor's Division of the Bureau of tbe Census. Jud, ent in t *e crae of W. H. Sheppard, an Americsn missionary charged with libel by the government of tbe Kongo Free Stst s and sued for 30, 000 franc, for a newspaper article criti? cising the administration, will be de? livered on October 4, according to a :sble to the Slate Department from W. W. Handley, American consul-general at Bams. Tbe withdrawal of the charges against W. W. Morrison, although based upon a technical error, ia interpreted aere to mean that tbe prosecution feared it would not be able to convict bim of the charge. Morrison, however, may be tried later. The baais of the libel suit is the allegations of tbe missionaries bat slavery continued to prevail despite the reforms instituted by the Belgian rovernmeut. Persons convicted of peonsge can ex? pect no sympathy from President Taft, de has just denied tbe application for Dsrdon of John B Powers, of Statea ville, N. C., who was sentenced in Au? gust 'o serve fifteen months in prison fur laving indulged in peonage. He was he superintendent of labor in the con ' ruction of a railroad in that BUte and *i?d tinder him about two hundred men of different nationalities. Tbe evidence ibowed tbat if oue of tnem tried to es? cape he was whipped and badly beaten. The appointment of Lee McOlung, reasurer of Yale University, as treas? urer of the Uoited States, to succeed Charles H. Treat, of New York, whose resignation has been accepted by tbe President to take effect November 1, was announced at the White House to? day. Mr. Met 'lung's home is in Knox ville, Tenn , although his present resi? dence is at New Haven, Conn. Attempted Suicide. Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 23.?J. Shindel Krause, 61 years old, one ol the leading business men of this city, shot himself today at bis place of business. The ahooting is believed to have been acci? dental. Tbe bullet entered at the left side above the heart and went through tbe body penetrating tho lung and back. He is not expected to recover. Krause is s past state and national presid nt of the Patriotic Order Soob of America, and an Elk, Mason and Knight Templar. Peary en Route to New York. Sydney, Sept. 23?Commander Rob? ert E. Peary's Bteamer, the Roosevelt, sailed from here for New York today. The vessel was piloted out of tbe harbor by Captain Dickson of the Canadian government steamer Tyrian, who took the wheel as an act of courtesy to the American explorer. Matthew Henson, the colored servant of Commander Peary, fell overboard while shaking bands witb a member of the Tyrian's crew and was pulled out none the worse for bis bath. Flood in Syria. Constantinople, Turkey, Sept. 23.? One hundred lives have been lost and BOO homes destroyed in a flood that has -wept through the northern portion of Syria. Hundreds of the survivors of the Hood are homeless and are without food or clothing. Great Butlering is reported and the government is taking steps to eel clothing, tents and provisions to the strickendistricts. Tbe floods were occasioned by .severe rains. The President on His Trip. (..enwood Springs, Colo., Sept. 23.? President Taft reached (Henwood Springs today at 6 a. m., and made a brief address from the rear platform of tte Ma> flower. Tbe president will resch Montrose thia afternoon and after addressing the people there will take tbe narrow guage road for West Portal the mouth ot the new government irri? gation tunnel and will formally mm on tue water _ Telephone In the Alps. Geneva, Sept lt -Tbe highest tele? phone line in tbe world, running to the tjueen Margherita observatory oo Monte Ross, more than 15,000 feet high, was placed in operation today. The obser? vatory and tbe telephone line, which has been constructed at tbe expense of the cjueen look six years to complete. The line will be of great help to the Alpinists in distress on Monte Rosa. New York Stock Market. New York, September 23- -An irregular tune ara* displayed in the opening of tbe stock market leday. The majority of issues in the Ital '?'iles showed slight fractional losses, lhere ure recessions during tbe first fifteen niHiui^ Out with au increase*! demand for stocks, hiter faisal ranging around 1 point were made and sustained the rest of the first liour._ i ir Market, tieerxetown, D. C. ttoix. B Wheat to-Ufc News of tbe Day. A dispatch from Chicago says Major General Frederick Grant will be tbe prohibition candidate for president in 1912. Commander Peary and his family started from Sydney, N. 8., yesterday for their home on Eagle Island, Maine, by rsil. According to James M. Hamil!, a wealthy miner, wbo baa just returned from Fairbanks, Alaska, tbe gold output of tbe Tanana valley this year will be more than $12,000,000. A bomb was found last night in the rear ot the custom-house at Juarez, Mex* ico, a few feet from the platform wbich has been erected for tbe meeting between President Taft end President Dis/, on October 10, More tban thirty arrests were made. Juarez is across the Mexi? can border. One person, a by-stander, waa shot through the hip and seriously wounded; two motormen were hit with bricks, and one of them perhaps fatally wounded; a conductor was less seriously injured, and eight cars were partially demolished iu riots which occurred last night in con? nection with the Omaha street car strike. Brilliant weather favored the great parade of Odd Fellows through the business streets cf Seattle yesterday. More than 10,000 men were in tbe column, and there were numerous Hosts designed by Rebekah lodges and many Rebekah members in decorated automo? biles. Atlanta was chosen for the next convention. Tbe grand lodge approved a revised ritual for tbe Sisters of Re? bekah. Mamie, the young step-daughter of Joe Perry, pleaded guilty In Wilson, N. C., yesterday, to the charge of killing ber stepfather with an axe while he was asleep. The girl says abe has never been in a church, nor ever heard of Gc j. By consent, the indictment was changed to manslaughter. She was allowed to give bond for ber appearance at the next term of court, when arrangements will be made to place her in ? reformatory. Perry wss a notorious character, having killed three men. George Washington Murray, a negro, wbo, in reconstruction days, represented tbe Sumter, S. C., district in Congress, and is now held in Chicago at the re* quest of the South Carolina authorities io serve a sentence of three years for forgery, refuses to return to Columbia withont requisition papers. Applica? tion for these was mad** yesterday to Gov. Ansel. Murray fled while the jury was deliberating upon bis case, and sen? tence was imposed in his absence. Mur? ray bas divorced his negro wife, it is said, at bia home, and married a white woman. A dispatch from Leopoldville, Bel gium Conga, lays tbe charges brought sgsinst Rev. W. W. Morrison, an American missionary, by one of the Congo concession companies, wbich baa a monopoly of rubber gathering in the Kasai region, bave been withdrawn, but the plaintiff's reserve the right to bring snit Istcr for damages. Rev. W. H. Sheppard, another American misnionary, bas been sued for $6,000 by the same company for "calumnious denuuciation," the suit being based on an article which appeared in the Kasai Herald. Judg? ment in thia case wiil be rendered on October 4. Ordinary imprisonment having failed to check rioting on tbe part of tbe suffragettes, a magistrate at Birmingham, Eng., yesterday afternoon sentenced Mary Leigh and Charlotte Marsh, two of tbe ringleaders in tbe outbreak at tbe meeting in Birmingham the night of September 17, when Premier Asquith delivered an address upon tho budget, to two and three months at hard labor. Another woman was given one month at hard labor, and other various terms ol simple imprisonment. When the sen? tences were pronounced ? number of suffrsgettes in court picked np whatever they could lay their hands on in the form of missiles and broke the windows of the courtroom. GOING TO SUPREMERCOURT. A certified transcript of the record in the case of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company vs. the beirs of tbe late Samuel McCue, banged at Charlottesville for the murder of his wife, was yesterday transmitted by the clerk of the Uoited States Circuit Oourt of Appeals for the Eastern district to the clerk of tbe United States Supreme Court, at Washington. Tbe case of the Northwestern against the McCue heirs arises out of the efforts being put forth by the life Insurance company to evade payment of the $15, 000 policy carried by McCue at the time of his death, the Northwestern takes tbe ground thst death from execution in expiation of crime ia in itself a kind of suicide. On this plea the case bsa been fonght through all tbe Virginia state courts, through several of the federal tribunals, and is now carried to the conrt of last resort for fins! adjudication. THE RECENT HURRICANE. Every indication seems to show thst the recent tropical hurricane which swept o'er Louisiana (rom the gulf on Sunday and Monday was the|w rat since 1893. Morgan City totals her damage around $200,000. There was do loss of life in tbe city proper, but the interlaced ba? yous and lakss In tbe surrounding terri? tory of St. Mary and Terra Bonne is ex? pected to show at least 2o0 lives lost. One family of seven are reported drowrd off an island twenty miles south of Mor? gan City. Lumbermen report a most deplorable aitustion among the nystermen and fish? ermen and their families. The storm continued for eighteen hours, with a maximum velocity of nine? ty-two miles, and the barometer as low aa 28.10. ________ Two Men Electrocuted. Camden, N. J., Sept. 23.?The crew of a south-bound West Jersey electric train found tbe bodies ot two unknown men who bsd been electrocuted by the third rail at Lambs Road, near Pitman, N. J., tbis morning. One man had evidently fallen on the rail and the other, going to his assistance, was also killed. There waa nothing on their persons to aid in identifying them, but they are believed to be farm bands em? ploye.) by John Shock, a farmer in tbat vicinity. Hu <Im>m-Ku Ito ii (.Vleltravtlon- Sew Vcrk, wept. -5?Oct. ll. Greatly reduct.! rare* via Southern Rail? way fruin points in Virginia fur the altove oc? casion will be in etlect from principal agen? cies r-eptember 23 to 30th inclusive, valid for return not later than midnight of O-iober Kl, MM, Consult agents, L. S. BROWN agt., N asuuigwu, JD, C. Virginia New*. Messrs. Davis A Davis, Washington patent attorneys, report tbe grant this week of a patent toD. W. Alderman of Covington; of ? rall joint. News reached Roanoke yesterday tbat the Clinch River Coal Mine, on the Big Creek branch of the Norfolk and West ern Railway, near Ricblanda, is on fire, and bo far every effort to extinguish the flamts b's proved futile. After a hard fight put up by the liquor dealers in the local option election be ld in Staunton on July 22 last, tbe contest yesterday was decided in favor of the anti-saloonists, the latter winning by 22 votes. Staunton will be "dry" after October 22 next. Fifteen stores will be put out of business. The engine of train No. 43, on the Southern Railway, was wrecked late yes? terday afternoon titer jumping tbe track, 8 miles south of Lynchburg. Engineer Perry ol Spencer, N. C., was badly burt. The engineer jumped when the engine lett the track. The cara of the train remained on the rails. The state coroners' convention ad? journed in Richmond yesterday after? noon to meet in that city next year. October 5 is tbe date selected. One of tbe features of the session wss a report from the legislative committee to the effect that Virginia had but 34 coroners out of 100 counties and a dozen cities. A recommendation was made tbat every county be required by law to appoint a coroner. The Corporation Court of Briotol yes? terday granted licenses to eleven firms and business individuals to doa liquor business there, beginning October 1, and on ibis account there wss paid Into tbe city treasury $20,300. Further ap? plications will be considered. Bristol has been dry two years. It will be the only town between Roanoke and New Orleans where a saloon will exist after October 1. An examination of the accounts of Milton Nock, nntil recently auditor of the First National Bank of Norfolk, is in progress. Nock baa not been in Norfolk for several weeks. He is sup? posed to be visiting relatives in Phila? delphia, and it was stated at the bank yesterday tbat he was suspended before he left. About a month ago Nock went to Baltimore and married Fannie Oser, who had been sent to tbat city by her father, a Norfolk merchant, to keep her away from Nock. Jamcfl G. Gaynor, a young traveling man, who was arrested and taken from the Washington steamer at the point of a pistol at Old Point Comfort Tuesday night by officers who thought they had fully identified bim as J. Elmer, wanted in Richmond for the alleged passage of a worthless check, was released by the Norfolk police yesterday. Tbe suicide of Elmer at Jersey City Tuesday fully established Gaynor's innocence. The police acknowledged their blonder and gave Gaynor a letter to this effect. BYRD LIQUOR LAW UPHELD. The Court of Appeals, which adjourn? ed for the term at Staunton Tuesday, af? firmed the constitutionality of tbe Byrd liquor law, and in so doing reversed Judge T. W. Harrison, of Winchester, lu one of the most noted casts that bas come up from Ihe lower courts on the many assaults that have been made on Ibo liquor law passed at tbe last session of the general assembly. R M. Henry, a former liquor dealer of Winchester, was arrested and fined f.'ino for selling "near beer." It was charged tbat he sold the stuff by the buttle, whereas under the law no person is allowed to sell "near beer" or malt liquor, under section 23k, except the manufacturer. Judge Harrison bended down a lengthy opinion, in which (twas held by him tbat section 28 A of tbe Byrd law was unconstitutional. Tbe other case reversed wss thst of the Commonwealth against Shannon, from Giles county. Shannon also was fined for selling "near beer." He sought redress in the Circuit Court of his coun? ty, the judge In that case holding, as did Judge Harrison, that the "near beer" section was unconstitutional. The two opinions were banded down by tbe court, tbe same principle being involved in both. In each instance the court below was reversed, and the de? cree entered by the court of last resort, which ends the cases for good and all. The commonwealth has appealed from tbe decisions of the trial courts, and in each instance the commonwealth cornea oat a winner, The C/rd law has been attscked in many cities and towns, and in every case that bas gone to the Court of Appeals the law has been sustained ss it appears on tbe books, and the judges of tbst tri? bunal have not had tbe least trouble in construing it in accordance with tbe viewB and intentions of tbe author of the measure. LOTTER TO JULIAN KNIGHT. Alexandria Va. Dear Sir: You want a oheap job nf paint for a cheap house, don't you '.' lt's De vee, it'- tha repolar thing in De? rek there'll nothing, ia all paint, so cheap aa Dru*-. Oh ysyou can paint with mad; but that sn't paint; you want it to look'about right for l month or two. Bala! Devoe| csn'tdoit for less; there's Kithing so ch* rip; say nothing of wear, there' mthing so cheap as I>evoe. It goes so far; save gallons; no matter ibout the price, save gallons. A gallon of mon, put oa, cont $4or$i; save gillon**. I)ev*?e is your paint, save ; gallons; Devo* is tour paint. Yours truly r. Vf. DEVOR 4 CO. P. 8. E. S. Leadbeater A Sons sell oar mint. _^^______ **' W RAI KR PIANO* I'KKKMINENT, There's a reoson for the great strides na*".e by the Weaver Piano, both in the nusical and business worlds. It is the uperior quality of the piano.| WBAVKR ORGAN & PIANO Co. Manufacturers, York, Pa. W. I. Whitson, Sole Agent, 611.613 iCing Street. Alexandria. Interstate Fair, Lychbuag, Va., Sept. 25-Oct-l. On account of the above, Southern Rail *ay hss authorized very low rates for the ound trip from points on its lines in Vir iinia and North Carolina and from U ash ngton, D. C.; dstr> ti sale September V lo >ctol.er 1, inclu^ve; tinal limit returning save Lynchburg unt Utter than midnight *tolK?r4. For further information, csll on BBBfeet -outturn Railway ticket agent, L. I. Brown, (Jen. AgU, Washington, 1>. C. i irninia State Fair. Richmond. Octo? ber I'h-'rlh. Greatly reduced farr? via Sonthem lUil vsv from points in Virginia for the al>o\c oc aaaea wul t* io *????*' t,om principal geneies, October 1st t*> Uh. 1WW. inclusive, 'mal limit OetotM-r Uth. 19CW. <"."?"lt genii* L 8. Brown, Gen. Agt., Wasuing Hs, D. ft Today's Telegraph ic News Murder aid Arion in Buchanan County. [Special Dispatch to the Alexandria Gazette.] Richmond, Sept. 23.?A telegram from Tazewell today says nearly a thousand dollars in gold and silver coin has been found by searchers in the rnins of tbe borne in Buchanan county of Mrs. Betty Justis, who with ber married daughter, three grandchildren and son in-law were murderously attacked before day break yesterday morning. The un? known criminals, alt*.? murdering the inmates, set fire to the house. Five of the victims are dead and the sixth is hardly expected to lire. Baldwin de? tectives and a great crowd of neighbors are trying to run down the murderers and there is talk of lynching. The Loss of Life by tbe Storm. New Orleans, La, tiept 23, via Hauiesburg, Miss.?Official information reaching here today (rom tbe storm swept district shows thst the ett mated loss of life is fully as great as the earlier reports indicated and will amount to between three and four hundred. Of this number more than 200 lost their lives in Terreben parish. Two-thirds of the entire cotton crop io this state,lower Mississippi and Alabama iaa|total loss,having been beaten into the ground and blown from tbe bolls by the force of the combined wind and rain. The looa of sugar cane and rice will probably amount to fully one-third ol the total crop and many of the smaller planters are completely ruined. The arrivals from Terreben state that the situation there is the most serious in the history of the state. Corpses are being washed up by the waves and lie in rows along tbe beach. Hardly a house is left standing and the homeless are absolutely without food. New Orleans, La., Sept. 2.r>.?Re? ports today from as many diatricts as can be reached show that tbe crop dam? age throughout the south caused by the recent Btorm is probably the greatest in the history of the country. Tbe total damage from the storm it is estimated today will be more than $10,000,000. Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 23.?Illinois Central passenger train No. 2, running north from New Orleans, missing since Monday night, was found today south of Manhac, La. The train wu stalled by washouts. Dr. Cook. New York, Sept. 23.-Dr. Frederick A. Cook spent the entire day at tbe Waldorf-Astoria engaged for the most pail with his secretary attending to cor? respondence and business matters. A banquet tonight by the Arctic Club at the Waldorf is tbe only demonstration in bis honor airanged for today. An invitation from the Danish colony of Brooklyn to a banquet in hla honor was accepted. At tbis banquet tbe Dan? ish minister, Count Moltke, will be pres? ent. A polar bear, made of china in Denmark, will be presented to the ex? plorer. At tbe banquet tonight many well known men will be preaent. Rear Ad? miral Schley, U. ti. N., retired, will pre? side. Dr. Cook stated today that he would be very bony in preparing his book for publication aud in arranging data for submission to (he University of Copen? hagen and other scientific bodies which may be chosen to examine and pass judgment npon it. Dr. Cook has agreed to give two lec? tures in tit. Louis October G and 7, for rhich be will receive $10,000 per lec? ture. The lectures am under the aus? pices of the Business Men's League of the centennial celebration. Negroes Attack White (Uris. Raleigh, N. C., tiept. 23. -Three more attacks upon white girls by negroes are today engaging the attention of tbe authorities of titatesville and Pittsboro to prevent mobs from wreaking ven? geance upon two suspects. The twelve-year-old twin daughters of W. K Fleming, of Iredell county, were attacked laat evening by an un? known negro while carrying butter to a neighbor's bouse. A posse immediate? ly went in pursuit and arrested a negro who ls believed to be guilty. He was placed in tbe titatesville jail. Mansfield Cheek, of Chatham, was to? day placed in jail at Pittsboro, charged with attacking a young white girl. There is grave danger of both negroes being lynched and the sheriff at each jail has sworn in extra deputies. There have been sj many attacks upon women in northern North Carolina in the lest few weeks that the people are greatly inflamed. Governor Johnson's Funeral. St. Paul, Minn., tiept. 23.?For five minutes this afternoon all industries in Minnesota will cease as a tribute to the memory of John A. Johnson, the late governor. Tbe pause will eome at the very minute the governor body is lowered into the grave in tbe little cemetery at tit. Peter where tbe bodies of his parents lie. The active pall? bearers were selected from Governor Johnson's closest personal friends. One of the touching incidents at the state capital while the governor's body lay in state waa tbe presence of thousands of school children. The schools were closed 'n tbe afternoon and great crowds of the little ones visited the capital to look upon the face of the dead governor. Another Spanish Reverse. Paris, Sept. 23.? The Spanish forces have met with a severe defeat in Morocco and are now in retreat, according to a report tbat reached tbe French war office this afternoon. Paris, tiept. 23 -Sultan Mulei Hsfid will have ta look elsewhere than to France for support in his plan to have the powers check Spain in ber Moroccan war. Tbe foreign office today sent a re? ply to Mnlai's note of protest, declaring that the trouble ia for M rocco and Spain alone to settle As long as France's possessions in Morocco ere not interfered witb, France will not interfere. Earthquake and Hailstorm. Marseilles, Sept. 23 ?Asecond earth? quake was felt throughout a large part A southwestern France today. The ]cake itself caused little damage, but it was followed by a terrific hail-storm lhat destroyed the remaining crops, rhe towns of Lsmbesc, St. Cannat, Lepuy, Halon, tit. Reparade and Regnac ind tbe country turrounding them all ?uffered. Io several places old walls Fell down. The destruction of the crops viii canae intense so tiering, as tbe affect sd section had already been seriously ismaged by tbe quake if several weeks tgo aod the more recent floods. DRY GOODS. Woodward and Lothrop New York?Washington?Paris Special Sale of New French Lingerie. Chemises of French percale, with front elaborately hand-embroidered in pretty floral sprays, finished with scalloped edge and eye? lets run with pink or blue ribbon. $1.00, $1.26, $1.75 and $2.00 each. Gowns of French percale, with high nert and long sleeves; tucked trout; hand-embroid ereJ collar and culla. $2.25 each. Gowns of French percale and nainsook,with high and low ueck and loni; ami shortsWevea; trimmed with hand-embroidered scallcp. $1.75 each. Drawers of French nainsook, trimmed with wide baud-eui broiderel scalloped ru tile. $1.00 a pair. Main floor?F st, Silk Petticoat Special We hs ve inst received and oSer, at a special price, a lot of Silk Petticoat*, made of good quality taiietaand luemaliue; also with silk jersey tops, in black and the new fall shades. SPECIAL PRICE, $7.60 EACH. Third Floor-11th st. Friday is Our Remnant Day. Every small piece of goods, every article slightly injured, every varment the least rum? pled or mussed, everything not absolutely clean, fresh and perfect ottered at figure* far below the regnlar price. Our ooliey to keep always a thoroughly fresh, stylish, beautiful, best i|>iality stock is back nf this remnant sale, and a great incentive 'of iiuick-wlliuir prices. r - - DRINK MICO WATER HOW WILL YOU GET 1 Unless you have ice in the refrigerator'.' And why shouldn't you have '.' We'll leave a nice big piece at your door et many mornings a week as you say. Saves more in uu spoiled fool than it costs. Besides think <> those nice cold Unties. Commence tomor row ? Sure. MUTUAL ICE CO. Phone 51. You Can Be Prouder Than a Peacock when yon adorn yourself with jewelry bought at thia store. For the peacock bas only bis looks to be proud of while vu have looks and quality aa well. Our jewelry is not merely to hick at. It is made for wear and plenty of it. Choose your trinkets here if you weald wear the good as well as tbe pretty. H. W. VVILDT & SON. 106 North Royal Street. Bell Phone 463 J. War on American Unions. Halifax, N. S., Sept, 23 ?The Pro? vincial Workingmen's Association has declared war on American labor unlona and in a series of scathing resolutions adopted today call npon all labor or? ganization within the dominion to work lor Canadians only. The resolutions annonnc: that the connell "views witb alarm" the efforts nf the American labor organizations to "usurp the inalienable rights and privile? ges of Canadian organi/. aions to manage Canadian organizations to manage Cana? dian industrial affairs. Missionary Drowned. Victoria, B. C., Sept. 23.?The steamer Aorangi, arriving today from Australian ports, brought details cf tbe capsizing of the American missionary yacht Herman Bingham, of Boston, which occurred at Jaluit hlaad, in the Marshal group, and in which Rev. T. Walkup Inst his life. After frightful suffering from exposure, hunger and thirst, the survivors were picked np by the steamer Germania and landed In Sydney on August 26th. The schooner waa loat on May 1th in a teriffic gale. JYlcCann Declared Guilty, Chicago, Sept. 23.?A verdict finding Police Inspector Edward McCan guilty cf accepting money from resort-keepers lor polio "protection" was returned at 9:30 a. m., by the jury which hss been hearing the case for three weeks. Mc? Cain's attorneys will at once ask for a new trial. Tbe verdict carrlea with it imprisonment form one to fife years in peuitentiaiy. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration. New York, Sept. 23.?Tbe Hudson Fulton celebration jam has set in. With tbe start of the celebration atill 48 hours away, every incoming train and boat is packed and if the inrush continues, saturday morning Will aee between L.500,000 and 2,000,000 viaitora here, ihe grand naval pagent will take place rn Saturday ^_ President Taft today granted a par Ion to Geo. S. Riley, a letter carrier n tbe New York City postrffice, vbo was sent to jail to sen t year for tmoizzling letters and dealing their contents. Kiley said that lis moral sense bad been blunted be ause he needed money to buy medicine or his wife win is a paralytic. In his speech at the Tennessee state fair at Nashville to lay, .Secret iry of War Dickinson ook occasion to praise the policy President 'aft bas adopted toward the south. DIED. tn Philadelphia Tuesday, September 21, tOBERT EDUARD HAMMERDINGER, mi of the Ute Wm. A. and Annie Hammer mger, aged 2? year.. Funeral from the BSMeaneOS*Mn. P. M. Miller, 7f>.'i Fairmont Uses, noiihwfrit, Washington, Friday after BOB nt I o'clock, interment iu Congressional 'emetery. FOB RENT The DESIRABLE BRICK DWELLING tuste No. ml i uneroo street. Apply to AI'KKNCE STABLER, Burke and llsr ert Building._ sept!,*'jw rilE ANNUAL stockholders meeting of the 1 DIME SAVINGS BANK, Incorporated, ill Ire held at the company's Virginia office, IW south Fairfax street,Alexandria Virginia, J 1HURSDAY, September .Ki,at ll a m., for ie election of directors and the transaction of n-h other business as may properly come he? re the meeting. JOHBPfl H. MIL* Ntl, softl w it sept*) 3t Bseretary. Don't worry about your coma. LUCK TTB FO<n KW! FLATTER "ill take icm ofl like magic without bandaging or utting, lt eates your temperas well aa your rn. ? I I *''??' ' 4s* '**_ ---1-, The biggest paint bargain yet. The Fair ( x Brand Paint which we are now closing ? it at $1.21 per gallon. Don't miss this op-1 <j irtmnty to get a good article at a low price. I tl . sj. LeadtKiUcr *fc sjvus. Inc [Co.MMUNICATKD. I see by an article in tbe Alexandria Gazette, that in case tbe Court of Ap? peals sustains the conteution of Mr. Lewis Machen and grants Calvin John? son, one of the convicted men in the Schultz murder case, a new trial ! that il will bave uo effect on the two other poor devils who are to suffer the same penalty, and they will go to tbe electric chair long before a new trial ctn be given Johnson. Il Johnson is not guilty neither ia Pints nor Dorsey, If a new trial is granted Johnson it ie in the power ol tbe governor to respite the other two until the second trial ia ended?if auch there should be. If the three people who are condemned to die for committing one nf the moat diaboli? cal crimes recorded in history, money to take the case to the Court of Appeals should not be a factor, and therefore of a setting aside of the verdict of this contt should happen in the case if Johnson sorely the executive of tbe state will see to it that those who have no money but a few friends bave the same chance as the one with means, lt is to be hoped that not one of the perpetrators of thia heinous crime will escape. H. Only a little cold in the head may be the beirinning of au obstinate case of Nasal Catarrh. Drive out the invader with El)'? Cream Balmappliel straight to the inflame*! Mulled up air-p<sasges Price fikr If yeal prefer to use hu atomizer, ask for Liquid Cream Balm. It has all the good qualities rf the solid form of this remedy and will rid you of catarrh or hay fever. No cocaine to breed a dreadful habit. No mercury to dry out ihe* secretion. Price 75c.. with spraying tube. All druggists, or naellad by Ely Bros., 68 Warren street New York. DRY GOODS. Pattern Table Cloths. Made of German damask, oue of the best wearing linens on the marget. Hemstitched ai' 1 scalloped edge. M size; worth $1.75. 8i[jecial at.MJP IC 1 size; worth &1&. Special at.$1.70 l*-4 size; Worth $2.7f>. Special at.$1,9K Colored Wash Goods That sold for 12}c, 15c and 19c a yard, 61 cents Th* kinds are Claremont Printed Batiste, plain shades of Cotton Voile, Arnold'* Tata? la, Cotton Foul rda. Dotted BwiaB Dimity. Belfast Linen-finish r<u:tiug; plain shades, BBB, .Suitable for kimonos, waiata, house tresses and children's school dresaea. /LU Yard. O4C WASHINGTON. D. C. NOTICE TO OAS CONSUMK1W. Gas bills for the quarter ending Septembt > , 1909, havirit been delivered, this is t otify all customers that the usual d lacou 1, iii be allowed on all bills paid on or befoV ?ctober 1, 1HCJ. After that date uo discouu 'ill be allowed and delinquent) will lie r* aired tn make early settlement. Ry order of aa Committee ou Ltjght. J. B. WALLER, >*P?2 Ul Clerk of Oas.