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WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. lo, 1909.
What ar.- usually considered the necessities of life base become luxuries io New York dariog tbe last few -eeks, and tbe result ia tbat mao- small pro* vision dealers are facing bankruptcy, wbile the average wage earner haa beete compelled tee stop using milk, batter, eggs aud other ditty products simply because they cannot afford them. Milk, which bas been eight cents a quart for levers) years in New York, is no quoted at ten cents to the customer; selected eggs sre selling for fifty-five cents a doxen, while tbe cheapest grade ate qnoted above the forty mark; butter is selling at 48 cents per pound and tbe dealers declare it will be fifty cents a pound before the end of the month. Tbe desire for increase dividends on tbe pan of the controlling interest in the milk trust and tbe diary products' trust is the reason for tbe advsoce, so far as tbe popular mi Dd is concerned, but the > managers of tbe companies declare thu ls not so. No matter what the cause, it is a fact that the cost of living in New York bas increased thirty percent, since tbe middle of August. There ls a rumor that financial interests that in the psst have been allied with tbe Standard Oil Company bave recently "bought in" tbe m Ik and dairy products' trusts, and that these interests are determined tbat dividends shall be pushed up. Ihe Taft tour, which will end to? dsy, ba- carried tbe president over 12,759 miles by rsll and river, five tc, six hundred miles by automobile Bad possibly 100 miles by stage or otber horse-drawn vehicle. It has cost the United States $20,000, which will come out of the fnnd appropriated by Congress for his traveling expenses. The presi? dent has nude upward of 300 speeches from pulpits, rear-platforms of his train, in every conceivable form of auditorium and in tbe open air. The cost to tbe various localities tbat have "entertained" him is very large. A conservative esti? mate, is three million dollars, and for tbe little entertainment at Juarez, where he was tbe guest of President Dlsz ol Mexico, the bill for that "little din? ner1' is declared to bave been half a million. Ten, fifteen and twenty dol? lars a plate were charged those wbo sai through tbe various formal dinners thai wer< r/iveri in hOBOI of the visit of the president while out at Los Angeles they strutk tbe record finnis of twenty-five dollars an iodivieiual. Britons are ceasiugio look to Ameri? ca tor their supply of beef and are turn? ing mere ard more to Argentina for meats aod cattle. R. M. Bartlemao,cou* sui general at Baenos Ayres, has inform? ed tbe department of commerce that the traffic in beef from Argentina to En? gland was growing rapidly and that tbe Brit.sh Isles are becoming more and more dependent on the South American republic lor their meat,supplies. He also reported that prominent English whip owners and Argentina cattle raisers bave organized a company wbich will under? take to ship supplies of chilled meat regularly each week from the River Platte to London and Manchester. The people of this country so for have been entirely unable to cope with the Arr rr lean meat trust au J will now be mt. rest? ed witnesses of the fight between the Britishers aod the trust. THEshoitage in the accounts of the Il it Feeur Rsilrosd through tbe defalca? tion of the local treasurer at Cincinnati was officially -tated to be $648,000 aod this >oay mn np to $2,0(10,000. Tns men lett the company ot y that winch he diel not want himself. ? >V anlii iigtoti IC t ihe Aluxtadnt G*ntu?.\ Waahington, Nov. 10. ?Secretary of the Treasury MscVesgh tatd todsy that be expected to discuss the custom* fri adi al New York in his forthcoming anouat report. He made it plain that the department is uphold* ing Collector Loeb io his tflor's "to proDe a situation that bas become in? tolerable." He said that the legal of* ficos representing the Department of Justice aud those representing tbe Treas? ury Department were working with a singleness of purpose which was gratify? ing. It bad oeen found tbst the sugar trust people and others tbat baa been workn g customs gralt were strongly or pauez-d acd entrenched, and had reach? ed a point wbere they thought them? selves secure, lt was necessary to break imo this combination and tbat was be ing done. Tia' tho now famous Roosevelt canaid -tot wild rumor of the death of tbe ex prru'dent in Africa, which swept over ibecocmry recently?was first given elicitation tor ulterior purposes by a stock firm, is thc opinion entertained bm hy two or three goverment sources, af er aa investigation of tbe matter. It is pointed out, in Ruppert of the theory thal tbe rumor was deliberately started to influence stocks, tbat the story ap? parently originated at a time wben con* tirmation or denial waa oot of tbe ques? tion for at least several days. Unless the present working balance of tbe Treasury, which is slightly under $80,000,000, is materi.lly decreased or u-lees an emergency tuan which ls now noforseen, Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh 'oday ssid that no action would be taken witb regard to tbe issu? ance of tbe authorised three per cent cer.ideates nor tbe issue of Paluma bonds uotll Congress had had an oppor? tunity to legislate further on the latter subject. On his return to his desk in tbe department today after an absence of several months the secretary declared that be found the condition of tbe Treas? ury finances practically tbe same as wben he went away and tbat tbere wu do indication of trouble on the financial horizon. A vitriolic denuociation of President Gompers, eSecretary Morrison and Vice President John Mitchel), the three American FeJeration of Labor officers wbo are concerned in tbe famous "con* tempt csse'' ls tbe gist of the annual re? port of General Master Workman Simon Barns, head of tbe Order of Kulghrsof Labor, now in session here. "Where is there a more willful, premeditated vio? lation of law than io thi- case?" queries Barns. "The action of tbe so-called leaders will be harmful for years to come whenever an attempt is made to secure legislation for tbe benefit of the worker. There is no trust or combinstion of capi? tal in the world that violates any more laws, or oftener, than the trnst laoor or? ganizations, who resort to more dlshon est, unfair, and dishonorable methods towards tbeir competitors tban any trust or combination lu the country " Barns took pains to indicate tbat his censure is aimed particularly it the three federa? tion leaders, aod only generally at the organization as a whole, "lt looks as if Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison," he explained, "desired to do something sensational so as to keep themselves prominently before tbe public -hey showed little respect for the courts of the District of Oolambia, considering them open to threats or political in? fluence." William 0. Dennis, assistant solicitor of the Department of State, bas been designated by Secretary Knox as agent of tbe United States in the arbitration of tbe Oronoco S.eamsbip Company claim against Venezuela by the International Tribunal at The Hague. The position was made vacant by the recant death of William I Buchanan, in London. Frederick D. McKenney, of Washing? ton, has been designated as counsel. Tressury officials are rather of the opinion tbat tbe opera singers arriving io New York are successfully striving to work the newspapers for tree advertising oy making complaints of the horrid cus? toms mso. Mary Garden got hers to tbe extent of columns a few days ago and oow, not to be outdone, Mme. Tetrsz xioa makes a plaintive wall to tbe eflect tbat she was not able to get an eveuiog gown ont of her trunks at the docks and so was prevented from attending the "opening" of a prominent piece where she had hoped to be a spectator. The press agent story says that the cus? toms people told ber tbat decollete -owns were stage costumes and there tore subject to duty. Richard A. Ballinger, the secretary of the interior, under scathing attack by Louis R. Glavis as a result of the department's handling ol the Alaska coal esses, proposes to wage bitter war on Giavis and tbe Glavls sympathizers. It is said by republicans here that here will be a big shake-up among tbe present Virginia federal officeholders when tbe offices in tbat state are filled by tbe Taftauminiatration. Many of the Roosevelt appointees will go, and Taft men will be named to fill their places. Tbe interstate commerce commission will geve a haaring November 24 to tbe W., A. & Mc. Vernon Rwy. Oo. and oe (rr at Falls and Old Dominion Rail? way Company, relative to the enforce* ment of tbe regulation requiring cars to be equipped with pick-up fenders snd automatic wheel guards. Madame Stelnhell'a Anger. Paria, N..v. 10 ?"I am becoming angry. Don't expasperateme any longer I am defending myself cautiously be? cause, unfortunately, I am obliged to, but If you dnv ? me lo it I shall cease to be discreet. Do you understand."' Tbese words in an undertone,pregnant with significance, gave a glimpse of the trump card with which Madame Mar? guerite M.einheil ou trial for the murder of her husband snd mother, hopes to win the game foi her life. Her tone was hard and menacing as she Lashed this reply to presiding Judge de Vallee, who lo the conlusiou attending tbe opening of today's session put a sharp question which threatened to damage her defense. Judge, jury, lawyers and spectators saw grave possibilities?scandal and dis? grace for officials high in the life of the French republic?if Madame Steinheil revealed the "back door history" of her attempts to mle France through her lovers. Tbe names of peers, presidents, aod princes would be sure to figure in a recital of the intrigues which character? ized her salon. De Vallee evidently understood, He glanced apprehensively at the accused womao, and then abaodooed tbe ol j ac? tionable Hoe of questiooiog. Mob Dispersed. Cairo, Ul., Nov. 10.?Tbe police held np a mob which today was marchiog on tbe local jail to lynch Will James, a negro coal beaver, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the murder and outrage of Anna Folley, a shop girl. The chief of police snatched a mask from the leader of the mob and then ap? pealed to his associates to disperse, de? claring the evidence against James wm purely circumstantial, but promising a speedy trial. Tbe argnmeut prevailed and the mob dispersed. Tbe girl waa attacked as abe was returning trom work snd dragged into ao alley where she waa outraged aod murdered. Torn bits of clothing and bair scattered fur two blocks show that abe struggled hard for her booor and life. When found the body was stripped of clothiog, tbere waa a noosed rope around her neck which had been need to choke her into uncon? sciousness and there was a cloth gag in ber mouth. Dogs placed on the scent followed the trail toa negro lodging house andall of the inmates have beeo arrested. Frank Gorey, a chaufleur, aod Jessie Mason, aged 28, of Williamsburg, ara declared to be fatally hnrt, while four other men aod three womeo are severely bruised aod cot following the collision of an automobile, running fifty miles an hour with a big boulder on the boule? vard n.ar Flushing, L. I., early today. Nine bodies bave been recovered from tbe ill-fated Anchiogloas Colliery of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Coal Company at Nantlooke, Pa., where a number of mine workers were shot in by fire last night following aa explosion. Today's Telegraphic News Fears for Jsmaica. Halifsx, N. 8., Nov. 10.?There is grsve anxiety here about the Island of Jamaica. Communication with Kings? ton has been abet of! since Ssturday, and the last word received was that a hurricane of unprecedented-severity was then sweeping over the island. The cable companies io tbe last message re? ceived reports that all laod lines had been destroyed. Since tbeu the caoles bave failed to work. There is a p rn* sibility tbat an earthquake has shaken tbe island, aa it is oot considered likely here that a hurricane woold bave pot the cable ont of commission. The steamer Amanda, from Halix, which was (ground on tbe west end of the island Friday, got efl tbat night aod most bsve eocouotered the harri* cane, but bas not since been heard from. The hurricane is believed lo have destroyed all of tbe esrly crops. New York, Nov. 10.?Tbe cable offices here today annoooced that tbeir West Indian cables are working only so far as Ssotiago de Coba. Tbey are accepting meissges for Porta Rico aod tbe Danish West Indies subject tn for* warding by maii from Santiago via Ihe steamer thst sails from that port this afternoon. Tbe compaoles have no koowledge of conditions in the islands or whether the interruption is doe to tbe hurricane or to an earthquake. At the offices of the Western Union Cable Company it wss stated that their cables bsve oot been workiog properly since Mouday and tba trouble is be? lieved to be due to the Jamaica huiri caoe. Communicstioo heyood Santie-g i ceased completely last nigbt and all efforts to locate the cause of tbe trouble. bave so far failed. ', Amerlcao Federation of Labor. Toronto, Ont,, Nov. 10.?Tbe fight In tbe Amerlcao Federation of Labor fellowing tbe explanation of the execu? tive cooncil tbat it suspender! stste and central bodies for failing to live op to the by-laws will be carried to the fl or. This was made certaio today wben dele? gates who believe io tbe suspended or? ganizations declsred they would fight for their reinstatement. No matter what the outcome <t is un? likely that there will be real opposition to tbe re-election of tbe present officers. They rest under jail sentences for con? tempt, and tbe delegates realize that their removal at this time would be con? sidered repudiation of their course. The socialists may place csodldates io the field tbis year, but they admit they are not strong enongb at this time to get control ot tbe federation. The supplemental report of (he cre? dential committee shows clearly tbat the officers of the federation are determined to crush out all opposition to tbe present administration, and to decided all juris? diction fights oo strictly trtde>s lines. Toronto, Oot., Nov. 10?The ultimate defeat cf tbe Insurgent electrical work? ers in tbe A. F. of L. jurisdictional fight, was clearly indicated today by tbe conventions unanimous adoption of the report of (he committee on credentials, wbich recommended the noseatlog of A. L. Ulrick, representing the Trades aod Labor Assembly of Des Moloes, lows, aod of H. Mecbelstetter, representing tbe Trade and Libor Assembly of r-ioux City, Iowa, both of those organizations being declared guilty of violating tbe constitution of tbe American Federation of Labor, in retaining in their member? ship seceding organizations of the elec? trical workers. Preaident Taft In Richmond Richmond, Va., Nov. 10.?President Taft arrived here early today and wss driven at once to the home of Governor Swanson where be breakfasted with the governor and a party of invited guests. He will remain here until 6:16 this afternoon, when the final jauut to Washington will be begun. Tbe presi? dent seemed oveijoyed at the prospect of getting home, even though it is to be for less than twenty-four hours, and bubbled with good nature as be alighted from his car and entered the waiting automobile. Governor Swanson met bim at the station and welcomed him on behalf of the Old Dominion. Following breakfast the president visited the capitol where, in the boase chambers the members of tbe Virginia Press Association were wailing to greet him. He addressed them informally. This afternoon the president will re? view ?i street parade from a reviewiog stand erected at tbe Lee Monument, and will go from there to the city auditorium where be is to make an ad? dress. A fier speskiog to the newspaper men and women President Taft addressed tbe lesdii g colored citizens of Richmond. He dwelt largely on the opportunities of the negro race in agriculture. Earthquake Shocks. Cleveland, Nov. 10 ?Father Oden* bach's seismograph at St. Ignatius Col? lege observatory recorded an earthquake early today wbich lasted 29 minutes. Father Odenbach says it was between 10, ? OOO and 12,000 miles distant aod likely in Japan or Onina, Tbe initial shock was recorded at 12:85 a. m. Tbe malo shock begee at 12:52 aod lasted until 1:21 and the final Initial was recorded at 1:50 a. m. "Tbe shock was peculiar," said Father Odeobscb, I'in that it was most prooounced fnm east to west. Tbe msjority of tbe 'quakes .are from north to son th." Albauy, N. Y., Nov. 10.?The seis? mograph at the State Museum recorded earthquake movements this morning be? ginning at 1:88 o'clock aod ending at 2:40. The earthquake causing the movement was of distant origin, prob? ably occurring in South America. Ow? ing to tbe minuteness of the vibrations, the exact distance could not be deter? mined. Waahington, Nov. lu. -The earth? quake recorded In Cleveland was also registered on tbe aeismogrnph of the weather bureau. The officials there say it wm not a violent disturbance. Cholera in Russia. Odessa, Rossis, Nov. 10.?A virulent onlbresk of cholera at Simferopol bas driven the Russian royal family from tbe imperial estate at Livadia aod bas hurried them north to rs.. Petersburg. Thirty-five deaths bave already been re? corded at Simferop el, and tbe authority a bave little hope of checking the cholers outbreak before it spresds to tbe entire Crimea province. Angelo Delasco fat?ly ont Louis Fest io a fixht e-aused by jealousy in Philadelphia to? day. Delasco waa snot twice and is believed j to be lue?liy wouadrsd. City Council. There wis a proluoged session of the ' City Cuocil Isst nigbt, although bot ao average volume of business wsa trans? acted. Discussion waa eooceotrated in tbe Common Cooocil, nothing io tbe ; nature of a debate having oot orred lo the | upper board. BOARD OP ALDERMEN. All the members of tbe Board were present and the action of the Corn moo Council oo all papers seut ia was coocorred io by unanimous votes except on Ibe resolution recommitting to the committee on streets the matter of tbe proposed extension of improvements on north Washington street. After ibe clerk had read the resolu? tion Mr. Mar bu ry moved tbat it be laid on 'he table, remarking that the move? ment toward the extension of the work bad been killed. After some interchange of oploioo doriog which some of the members agreed with Mr. Marbury.it was thought beat to concur in the action of tbe lower board. Mr. Hill moved a concurrence aod his motion was adopted. Tbe bosrd subsequently adjourned. COMMON COTJNCKI.. Council was called to order at 8 o'clock; all the members j were present. A delegation of members of the Cham? ber of Commerce occupied seats without tbe bar. A resolution was adopted appropriat? ing $100 for the erection on the streets, otber than King, of metal waste paper boxes. Mr. Leadbeater stated tbat tbe Civio Improvement League would erect auch boxes on King street. Mr. Brill presented a resolution to re? pair aod resurface Columbus street io maoner similar to the connty road, tbe cost not to exceed $1,000, wbicb was re? ferred lo tbe committee on streets. A resolution waa presented by Mr. Snowdea directing the city engineer to sscertsio the cost of improving Wash? ington street, from Kiog to Queen street, with vitrified brick or some other modero material, aod what portion of cost the property owners would have to pay. Mr. Evans was In favor of making the improvements from Prince to Queen street. The resolution aa amended by Mr. Evans was passed. A resolution offered by Mr. Spinks asking power to employ an expert elec meian to aseertaio if tbe Alexandria! Electric Oompaoy was sofflcieotly well equipped to supply power to outside vii* leges aod tc asc-rtsio if theoaodle power ot the city sre lights wss of the power, prescribed by lsw was referred to the committee on light and finance. Mr. Birrell introduced a resolution ap? propriating $500 to purchase gas stoves lor the use of those using gas as a means of economy io fuel, wblcb was referred to the committees on light and general laws. A resolution sppmprlatiog $000 for tbe improvement of Alfred street from Queen to Pnncrss street was referred to the committee on streets. A petition was received from the Al? exandria Light Iofaotry .it "ng tbat it bad cost tbatcompaoy bet., v , $300 aod $400 for legaljcosts and stu. >ys' fees in their fight (or tho retentiou of Armory Ball aod taking Council to appropriate that amount to settle their indebtedness, aod also to appropriate $500 aooually fer their support. The pell ion was re lerred to the committee od fitance. A petition of tbe Interstate Natural Gas Corporation asking permission to lay and maintain a gas pipe hoe uoder the streets of the city aod to furnish gas to the citizens of the city was referred to tbe committees on light aod geoeral laws. A petition from Oity Attoroey Fisher -tating that (he deed conveying the oew Lee school building to the city council bad been signed aod recorded and the bill of Mr. Fisher, $5 for legal service io the matter, was ordered to be paW. A communication was received from tbe Clerk of tbe School Board and laid over, calling attentioo to existiog va? cancies od the School Board caused by the expiration of the terms of Messrs. C. R. Yates, G. Wm. Ramsay, W. F. Carne sod Wm. B. Smoot, aud of Dr. Wm. M Smith baviog removed from tbe ward wblcb he was representing. Mr. Birrell aaid he hoped tbe poai tiem eif the several candidates for school trrjeetees ou tbe matter of the support of an industrial school for negroes would be ascertained. He ssid the people had bean taxed enough for the negro and he wu not in favor of ao Industrial school for them and would not vote for such a measure. Be was opposed to teachlbg them tr?.des so thst tbey might become competitors of white men. The Chair slated that the industrial school bad beeo io operation for the pist yrar. Then Ihe School Bosrd had oeen asked to make an appropriation of bu', 15 with which to buy a few tools and sr.mo planks. Mr. Evans believed in making (he negroes self-snpportlng aod believed if an apprt priatloo of $15 for a saw aod hiicbet and someplcoks would helpmake them such he would vote for it. The committee on streets had reported favorably at the last meeting a r-sola tiou to appropriate $1,460 lor a 27-foot broken stone roadway with cobble get? ters and to r.set tbe curb in concrete on Alfred s'eee', between Prince and Dnke, the roadway lo be trested with coal tsr, Tbe resoln'iou bad been laid over nnder tbe rules st that time aod now came up for consideration. Mr. Uhler was not in favor of coal tar, supposing it was simply an experi? ment; a fad Be was also oppose to mskiog a 27-foot rosdwsy oot of a 42 foot s'reet. Mr. Smith ssid as the proposed Im? provement wss in tbe Fourth ward the ma ter nad better be left to that delega? tion, wbich seemed to oppose lt. Mr. Leadbeater stated that coal Ur bal been io one for a cumber of years. Crude petroleum was not satlsfsctr.ry. It was the purpose of the city engineer to give good aod permanent s reeta. Mr. Spicks wanted to know the ob? ject io nsrrowiog the streets. Weald the property owners have to pay more aod tbe city leas, and would the additional sidewalks belong to the property owners? The Chair stated that the streets be* lonutd to tbe state and cot to the citr. Mr. Burke was in favor of a 27-foot wide sire-et, with psrkiog on either side. He thought n.rtb Au'redstreet one of the nrettiest in the city. Mr. Eraos aod Mr. Uhler questioned tbe right of property owners to erect fences on that street, and was in favor of a 42 foot street Mr. Uhler waa in favor of a 42-foot treat and wu opposed to decrees leg the width of any of the s'reeis. After further argument by M sirs. Etan*, L;adbea:rr, Monroe, Uhler, Burke, Marshall sod Saith, ibe mat'er ?vu recommitted to ihe committee on streets, with the suggestion (hat a repoit favoring the improvement ol a 42-!oot street be made Mr. Rlsheill called up tbe resolution appropriating $4,000 to grade and con? struct a 27 foot broken stone road on north Waabiogton street from Wythe to Montgomery street, aod for an 18-foot broken stone roadway from Montgomery street to tbs corporation line, wbich was laid over at the last meetirg. Mr. Leadbeater said the matter should receive consideration tonight, as coun? cil's action at the last meeting bad been a disappointment to the street and finance committees. Money should be speot for a good roadway to accommo? date the travel to and from Washington. He then asked that the reaolutiona adopted by tbe Chamber of Commerce be read, which was dooe. (Tbe resolu? tions were published io yesterday's Gs* zette.) Be ssid the resolutions were slgoed by a large number of merchants and promioent boainess men, and favorable action should be taken on tbe matter when it wu favored by such a body of men. Be also at tbe request of Mr. Marshall de? scribed tbe route the teams would lake in order to reach the oew roadway. Mr. Marshall was In favor of improv? ing Washington street from Kiog to Queen street before spending money so far ont. Hs, however, favored tbe Improvement of tbe road on either Washington or Columbus street at a moderate cost. Mr. Leadbeater stated that the city had not enongh money to justify it in improving tbe two iquares oo Washing too street he boped, however, that soon these aod other squares would be im? proved. Mr. Spioks said tbe city bad already this year exploded more than $12,000 for street improvements and did not have funds to appropriate for any improve mints so 'ar ou>. Why not use Colum? bus street instead of Washlugtot? He was lo favor ot io pinyin* ihe. center of tbe city where the property was improved and not wivrp it <*** unimproved. Mr. Barke ssid the square on Cam eroo street would bute been Improved long ago If the pro rata cost bad been pat up by the property owosrs. Tne money was dow available frr the work. He said if the improvemeot on north Washington street was made the money wonld be provided by Council. Mr. Evans said be wu nuable to get tbe most necessary improvements iu bis section of tbe city; tbere was no desent outlet to tbe south of tbe city; he thought the matter should be recom? mitted. Mr. Leadbeater said one of tbe next improvements would be to provide a good roadway to Bunting creek. Mr. Harrison was In favor of the reso? lution, and could not vote to torn tbe matter down; the finance committee hsd reported favorably on it and (hat wss sufficient for him. Mr. Uhler was not iu favor of tbe ap propriatioo, as much cf tbe property on tbat thoroughfare was unimproved. Mr. Birrell wu io favor of tbe sp propriatioo, as it was essential to tbe business interests of the city. Mr. Smith said he would have to vote against the matter. Be moved to re? commit it to tbe committee to consider (he improvement of Columbus as well as Washington street. Mr. Brumback offered ao amendment to improve Wasbiogtoo street in the same manner as the couoty hud improved the roadway leading to that s.rtet. Mr. Snowden (Mr. Uhler in the chair) said tbe city did not hava funds avail? able to do the work u already the ap? propriation for street work had been practically exhansed. He was in favor of street improvements, but said the work could oot be dooe without money; ho wonld vote for a sufficient amount to improve either north Washington or Columbus street, wbicb could be done for a thoussod dollars, leaving tbe re? mainder of the propesed appropriation to lay a modern pavement oo Cameron street, between Royal and Fairfax, wbich work most dow be dont under an ordi? nance already passed as the property owners had jost paid tbeir shsre for this improvement. He said the properly owners oo north Washington atreet bad oot asked for the improvemeot; would oot pay a crnt for tbe work aod that was unfair to those liviog south of them who had paid tbeir share for tbe improve? meot already mide. He expressed sur? prise at the statement made by Mr. Burke, who said tbe money would be available, when that gentleman had stated that tbe raising of taxes and lioeosea wss necessary to secure money to carry on tbe city government. Be said oouocil was known as a very uncertain body, as lt did one thing at one meetiog aod uudid it at the next, justly bringing criticism npon its mem? bers. He referred to tbs presence io tbe chamber of members of tbe Cham? ber of Commerce; he was a friend of each of them aod was glsl they took io terest io the city's welfare, bot he bad koown the time wheo matters of mncb more importance tban this improvement wu before council aod they were not pre.sect. Be woold be glad for them to aid couocil in raising money for im? provements. He ssid it wu time for tba members of council to step down at d nut if tbey are incapabl* of transacting business which came before them, After soa.e farther argument the mat? ter was finally recommitted to tbe com? mittees on streets and fioance. A communication was received from the Brysnt Fertilizer Company nskicg permisaioo tn erect a small frame build* log on its property at the old Pioneer mills. It was stated thst tbe building had ilready beeo erected, aod that a ma ority of the members of Council bad eigoed the petition. Permisaioo was 'ranted. Mr. Leadbeater gave notice that at he next meeting he woold call op tbe joidiog laws ordnance, Mr. Bramback moved to 'ake np tbe natter at once, which motion wss lost. Mr. Uhler introduced a resolution iirec'.iog the city engineer to remove all leoces, baddings and otber obstroc'ioos )o oorth Fsirfax street to the corpora* .lon Hoe and on Montgomery street to .be Potomac river. Tbe resolution was referred to the committee on streets. Ooancil 'hen adj >orned. [TbeCoamber of Commerce will, it is understood, continue to nrg> tbe appropriation for the north Wasbirgtoo ?tree? improvement and a special meet? iog of that body io reference to the mat? ter hu been called tor.Xnuraday night.] Official. BOARD OF ALDERMEN. A t a regular meeting of the Board of A lder ineie of the city of Alexandria, Va., held No? vember 9, lb09, there were present: J. R. N. Curtin, esq., Preside-', and Meaars. Hell, Brill, Karbar-, Ballanger, j ?yield, Fitzgerald and Summers. The following ware received from the Cum tuon Council and their action concurred in by unanimous votes: i^^^^^~ Tbs report of the Committee on Streets, j recommending an appro: nation of $100 for the pure-hare of nie al boxes to be used for -nerte paper, etc., as requested by the Civic | Improvement League. Resolution appropriating $1,000 for the im? provement of Columbus street from Queen to I Oroco' o. Resolution appronriat,n; $ti00 for the im? provement of Alfred street between Queeu aii'l Princess Communication of Hilbert 1 owden, Clerk cf the City School Board, anuounci g vacan? cies ia that board. Coinniunit-alien from Samuel P. Fisher, Corporation Attorney, announcing the re? cording of the deed vesting the title to the j free School building in the City Coonoil. Bill <>f Seminal P. Fisher, Corporation At-j torne.v ($'?), for services in connection willi tbs title ot the Lee School building, Petition of F. L. Slay maker, c<tp:aiu of the Alexandria Light Infantry, asking Council to appropriate $3eV>\ftl to defray the expenaaa of tbs company in the recent suit for possession of the armory. Petition of the Interstate Natural Ou Com- j pany for permission to lay pipes in this city | eu order to furnish natnral ga* to consumer*. Resolution appropriating $600 for the pur? chase of gas stove* with i_? vi?r of demon ?t rating the economy of gsa u a fuel. Preamble and resolution directing the City j Engineer to examine the plant of tbe Alexan? dria Ele trie Company and ascertain if said, company has the facilities for fulfilling its contract wi ti the city and at the s me time | ftralth electricity to ontl ing towns. P-eeolutioa direoting the City Engineer, ncder thee direction of the Committee on Streets, toa certain and report to Council the cost of paving VV wallington atreet from Prince I te. Queen with vitnlied brick or some other m.' i. rei material, and what proportion of coat will he ,ail by property owners on said Basans. Beeport of the Committee on Streets appro? priating $| ,460 I' er the improvement of Alfred j atreet, between Prince anet Duke A re-ieolution recommiting the report of the Committe>e uu Streets on the extension of iiuptoveorcnts on ? orth Washington street, waa received from the Common Council. Mr. Marbury move I that the resolution be I. ?! on the table. Ih motton waa lost. Mr. Hill then moved a concurrence in tbe | action of the Common Council, aud his mo? ir ie waa adop.ed. The board then edjourne I. J. R. bi. CH "TIN. Presider, t Tests: LUTHER H. THOMPSON, Clerk COMMON COUNCIL. At a regular meeting of tbe Common Coun? cil of the city of Alexandria, Va., held Novem? ber 9, 1909. tbere were pieianl Hubert Snoweleu.esq , president,and Messrs. Leadbeater, Burke, Kisheill, Brumback, .-?ultu. Brill, Hander, Birrell, Monroe, Hell mutti, Harrison, Uhlsr, Marshall, Spinksa_d Evans. The Committee on Streets recommended an appropriation ? ff 100 for the purchase of met? al waate paper boxes, to be located unHer the r-upervisiou of the Cetv Engine ?r and Com j niitree on Streets anel the report was eviopted. A resolution offered by Mr. Snowden m -trueting the City Engineer, under directiou of the Committee on ?> tree ts. lo ascertain the Bael eef paving Washiagtou street from Prince to Queen r-treeta. with vitrified brick or other modern material, and the proportion of cost ter property owners on street, wet passed. A communication from the Corporation At? torney stating that the property upon which the Lee school building now stands is now vested in tbe City Council eef the city of Alex? andria, Va., the deed being executed on Sep? tember 14, 1909, and recorded September 15, 1909, waa received. _ A bill of Samuel P. Fisher, Corporation Attorney, for services in connection with the title to the Lee echool bnilding, amounting to $5, was ordered paid. A resolution by Mr. Brill instructing the City Engineer, under the supervision of tha committee on ai reeta, to repair Col urn hus street from Queen to Oroaoco sre et and re? surface where n cerreary to the corporation >ine p.t a coat not to exceed $1,000, to be paid out of auv money in the oity treasury to the credit cf streets and sewers not otherwiae ap prODriated, the material u*ed to be similar to that used hy the county authorities bevond the city limits, was referred tc the committee on streets. A resolution by Mr. Hellmutli appropriat? ing $<M) tor improving Alfred street between Queen and Prince*?street* was leferred to the Committee on St resets. A communication from the Alexandria Light Infantry requesting an appropriation eos $3(36.61 to pay expense* incurred, and also requesting an annual appropriation of $500, waa received and refsnel to the Committee on Finance. The fellowing resolution, offered by Mr Spinks, was referral to the joint committee on Eight and Finance: Whereas, Mr. Philander Betta, an electrical engineer or expe-r., wm employed by the City Co'incil in April-May, 19u7, to maka an ex? amination of tha electric light plant in thia cit) aud made a report of his obeervatious and oonclu-iooa to the joint Committee on Light and Streets, and aa that report cannot be we 1 ureed aa data for preetut purposes owing to tbe lapse of time, and Where.'ai it baa leeen reported in the A lunn dnaUazettc tbat theAlexaudria Electric Com? pany will poeelbly enter into ooutract for furnishing electricity for lighting and otker purposes to territory contigious to Alexandria, and aa the city by the term* of ita agreement* witb and franchiae sold to E. E. Mandeville, will receive no revenue from tbe tale of such electrie'ity; Resolved, That the City Engineer be and he is hereby directed to examine the plant of the Alexandria Electric Company, its outside construction, the lighting power of its arc light., the character of ita lighting facilities and illuminating power furnished consumers, etc. And for the purpose of intelligently as? certaining whether or not the said Alexandria Electric < ompsny is equipped with the neces? sary ina ?hniery and appliances to furnish power sufficient to rupply the current for ?eutaieie territory, and also to furnish tbe necessary power for city purposes aa pro? vided for in the contract with the city of Alexandria, the City Engiceer ia hereby authorized to emp'oy at a ree*ona'be ligure au expert electrical engineer to assist in mak? ing an examination aud report to the City Council aa outlined in thia resolution, and be it further Resolved, That the Committee oo Light re? port wie eth r or tot the arc li hts are of the ??andie power called eor in th* contract (2,0o0 candie power); if they are lighted and extin? guished accordiig to contract; if the Hue construction is what waa promised three y?ars i go, and any other information that will aasiat the City Coonee! in determining whether or not the city of Alexandria or the cititens of Alexandria are receiving what ix due them uuoer the francheee and contract A petition trom Samuel O. Brent, attorney, representing tbe Intei.u e Natural Usa Com? pany, of Weat Virginia, rt questing a francr isa for thirty years to carry on Ihe business of tranaportiug, distributing and delivering natural gas to customers, waa referred to tbe joint Committee on light aad General Laws. A resolution offered by Mr. Birrell appro? priating $f.00 for the purchase of gaa stove* to te installed ia private houses was referred to the joint Committee on Light and General Laws. A communication trom tbe Clerk ot' the School Board requiting Council to fill the vacanciee on the ooard caused by tha expira? tion ol 'ha termaof Messrs. C. R. Yat**, First ward; G. Wm. Katnaay Second ward; Wm F. Carne, Third ward; W. B. Smoot, Fourth ward; and also Dr. W. M Smith, removed from the Fourth ward, wu received. Permission was granted Miss Annie David? son to renew frame kitchen at 404 Prince street, providing there is no objection from adjoining property owners. e'pon petition cf the Bryant Fertilizer Company permission wss granted therm to erect a frame structure M feet by IU feet high on premise* known as the Pioneer Mill*? aye* 7, noes 6. A resolution offered by Mr. Uhler directing the City Engineer to remove obstruction* on north Fairfix street and Montgomery street aod that the e-treeta t>e opened their Tall width, was referree to tbe Committee on SteseU. _.__, A report ot the Committee on Streets recom? mending an appr^piatioo of $1,460 to grade end coaatruct a rf foot roadway of brok en atone top to be treated with a preparation of 11 coal tar and reset the auroa in concrete on Alfred 'street between Prince and Duke e,ir.*tj which wm hud on the table at the last meeting under the rules, was colled from the tat-'.s and after discuwion, upoo raotimj of Mr. Smith the matter was recommitted to the committee on streets?a>es 10, ncaa 6. Mr. Riaheill called from tbe tabla a report of the joint Committee on tr. et* and Finance recommending an appropriation of $4 OOO tor improvements on nortel Washington atreet. Mr. Leadbeater presented reaolaiioaa adopted by the Chamber of Commerce favoring the improvexents. After discussion Mr. Smith moved to neesommit the tua'ter to tha joint Committee on Street* and Finance to be con* sidered in connection with improvement* oo north Columbus street, and tre motion waa adopted by tbe following vote: Aves, Keera, Burke, Brumback, Snvth. Br.ll, Ruder. Birrell, Pelliiiuili. ? hie-. Marshal), Spiuks, Evana and afr. Preside, t, (12); no s, M.sars, Leadbeater, Riaheill, Monroe and Harrison. (4). Mr. Brumback offered the following, wier li waa referred >o the Joijt Committee on Fi. nance and Streets: Resolved, hy the City Council of Alexan? dria, Va., that the report of the Committee oa Street: concerning the extension of improve* meats on north Washington street be recom* mit el to the aaid cou.uiitiee, together with the Committee on Fiua re, w th the instruc? tion to ascertain and report what it will coat to ie. prove Washington street in the same manner the county haa improved its road to tbe intersection of the ssid street. The board then adjourned. HUBERT SNOWDEN. Preaident. Taste: Daniel R. Stansbcky. Clerk C. C. New? of the Day, Oommander Pesry aays his field wok is over, aod he doea oot ioteod to lead aa expedition to the south pole. Major Thomas H. Hays, former lo* specter general of tbe Confederate army, died io Louisville, Kentucky, yesterday, aged 72 years. Judge E. Mayo Boas, of California, formerly of Virgioia, bas beeo indorsee] hy the Richmond Bar Asetociotinu Ri r appointment to the bench of thee Si. preme Oouit of tbe United States, tn flit the vaoanoy caused by the death of Jua? tice Peckham. Alter hearing the report of Special Accountant Crenshaw ou his eiamioa tloo of the office of Oity Collector Cun? ningham, the board of alderman af Richmond by a uoaoimous vote Isst oight adopted a j Mot resolution provid? ing foran investigation to be conducted by a special committee ot tbree cooocil* meo aod two aldermeo. The coma i - tee decided that the city collector must eipiaio the delay io returoiog checks, sod ooe of tbe members declared th.t pressure wss brought to bear on tbs finance committee to minimise the de lirquency. The report -aye many polios court fines are never paid. Virgin.**. News. The one hundred and twenty-seventh annual conference of the Virgin a Methodist Episcopal Church Sooth be? gan in Newport Newe today. Mr. W. W. Wayland, of Alexandria, and Miss Ethel Fray, daughter of Mrs. J. J. Fray, ot Oulpepper cuuuty, atm married Thursday st tbe home of tbe bride by Bev. P. L. B. Cross. L. T. Wright, while alone in h'a drag store, oorner of Lombardy anel Broad streets, Richmond, last night, waa beld up at the point of a gun by two white meo, ooe wie ding the weapon while the other emptied the cash regis? ter. According to the figurers of the fed? eral government, the loas from forest fires In Virginia during Ihe year 1908 amounted to more than 1500,000, se d ss there a-e more than 10,000,000 acres of forest laods iu tbe stare, this estimate is pr ibably to j low. Miss Frances Lee Fleeiiior/. dsogLUr ol Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blind Lee Fleming, yesterday afternoon was mar? ried at her home, near The Phiaa, la Fauquier couoty, to Mr. S.muel Healey Carter. Rev. John H. Norwood, per? formed tbe ceremony. Daly the immed? iate families of tbe bride and bridegroom were present. Mis. Mary Fleming at? tended ber sister as maid of honor. A writ of error wai yeaterday granted by the Coort of Appeals io tbe Coort case of Prof. J. I). Harr's, of Warramoo, school superintendent, who recent y was sentenced to four years io (be penitentiary after having been found guilty of the killin,? of Vf. A. Thompson, editor of the War reotoo Virginia. The coort granted toa wilt on the grounds of new and extenuat? ing evidence. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Tbe strike ot tbe coal miner* in r-yd n y, Australia, la spreading. A fire in the Western aod Atlantic Ballway termloal st Atlanta, Ga , totay caused damage to the amount of $25, OOO. At least fifteen persons were killed aod abont 20 ie j ired te day in a wreck ow. an Inlerban railway between Vancouver aod New Westminster, B. 0. A family settlement hetweeo Mrs, Msry Rsker Eddy aod Gsorge G over, ber soo, sod Eoeneter J. Foster Eddy, (en adopted soi ) hss been concluded in Briton. Uodtr tbe settlement Gaorge W. G.over aod his family receive tbe ?am of $245,000 and Ebenezer J. Foster Eddy, the som of $45,000. Federal Judge Hough in New York today imposed a fine of $4,000 on John ti. Parks erf Ihe Fibre aod Manilla Pap-r Association wbo wai reoar.tly coo* viejted of vioisting Ihe Sbermsn anti? trust law. Paika orginated the voting plan under which tbe Fibre and Manilla Association, the cord age .rust operated aod was L>uod gully of conspiracy la restraint of trade. D-vid J. Richardson, former oaahier of tbs Oamopoletan National Bank, at Pittsburg, Pa., waa today sentenced to five years in tne United States penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kas 1 he sentence follows Richardson'a <*on* viction upon 24 counts of sn indictment which charged bim with making false entries in the books of the beak and iu reports to the comp? troller of tbe currency. Richardson will sp t?al. ____________ A SUFFRAGETTE INCIDENT. The celebration of King Edward's sixty-eighth birthday snd tbe Inangnrr - tlon of Slr John Kalil ss lord mayor cf London, to succeed Sir George Trosoott, made London an especially lively center of interest yesterdsy, although tbe his? toric aod theatrical aide til the lor I mayor's show was wanting, The bacqaet at toe Guildhall Ia t oight was tbe scene of a suffragette I - .ideot, The iord mayor was respond! ; to the toast toe kiog, when a crash f glass wss heard, sad a stained g)> H window fell In fragments in'o the ta ? pasting hall. Sbuule of "Votes i >r women'" rebounded through Ihe io- \ caoaing considerable excitement I a lome amu.ement. Two women l lt had gained tbe roof and thrown ?tones, were arrested. Another snf a list, In evening attire, who sect e Winston Spencer Church!!', presidei ' the board of trade, la tba vestibolf, waa rjiCtSd.