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tjie j.jr/ iu tbe Oorporation Oonrt early Iist oigut teturned a veidict of murder io tbe firBt degtee In thecaae of Henty r-mitb, colored, icdicted with OaUin Jobnson, Hicbard Ptnee aDd Eagene Dorsty, a'so colored, for themarderof Walter F. BsbtlJa a etaort dlatance weet of th:s clty last March. Whlle the yer djC'. was a aorpriae to moat peoplf, lt gecms to meet wlth tffirtaatlon by a majocity of tbia ccmmuoity. Tbe coon Htl for tbe delease bad ftrgued that inaa rouch aB JohnsoD, Pioea and Doraey hid ;?en eentenced to tbe electrio cbair on Saltb'a nnauppoited teatinoooy? tbe prceccotion haviDg accepied bia veraion of ibe afiair iu toto at.tbat lione?tba ggu.'b'a atattment that he waa an inyol ontary part/ 10 tbe murder ahonld be accep.ed whiio he waa on trial for bia life. The ccmoaonwealth'B attomey, howefar, aaid the ata'.e had accepted a'ioaaJaattfW witbcautloo; bat tbe pcrtlon wbicb bad be?a cudited in con oectioo with Smitb'a charge agaln*t tbf three colored men Lad been borne Ot?t by clrcumstances acd fecta.bot tbat tbat l>art of the prisonei'a atory wbicb excuL pated bia. ftcm volontary participatioo in tbe murder bad alwaja beeo rtj?cted frotn tbe fact tbat U aaa iooprobablr. Tbere ls ss mucb iocertalnty coocerniog ibe fictnsl facla In conoection wltb tbia faorrM Btardat bb there waa ten montta ago when tbe four darkeya were taken in costody. The tbtee men who are to be itoUOCtJtd in tbe penltentiary in Ricboo-od bave alwaya awerted their laaooaaea of tbecrime or any knowledge of It.bot the fact tbat they could not et tabliab alibla, tbtir hlatory and otber circarmtaocfcB were against them. There ii a waxiuj, ab ono diece oconee, wbicb diJnotaeem to apply to Smitb. Tbat f .etofhia atory concerniog hla roou men;? early on tbenight of March 6 aod 7 aod tbe removal of S;holiz from tbe alley on C.meroa atreet to a polnl ntar Rosecaoot and hla "atatttneat that he ?eceivert M part of the mooey taken tem tbe d<ad noao, were t< jected, but bia eyldeoce coDceroteg the part be alleged Jobnson, Pinea and Doraey p!aye?l on ibe n'ght of March 8 waa ac eppted, aod upon bia eyidence thelr con *iction folbwed. Tbe actual facta io onoection with tbia morder woald afford lotereeting nadiog. Many peraona atill nlta wa? not mardered on the ?p:t wbcro bi* body w&e foond, and Rome ha?e alwaja been convinccd tbat he mct hia fate on the previons night. J ia atlll a roystery wbicb may never be eVearod op oatil theday when that whlch bas been dooe in secret shall be pro claimed upon the housetopa. h ffAfl suid by Eoglieh atateaoaan ajtw tbe close of the revoluiionary war that tha United Statea would go to piMM in o oloa>:a! rjw at tbe flrat elec tiou. 1-looka aa thoogh Gieat Brltain is Hkelj to cnllapaa under the terrlble ordeal through which it ia now paasing ai iho etolloa in that conntry drawa near. Mapatchea from London aay thit tbe EngMob pollticalcaropaign ia rapldly degenita'iog into a aerie* of brawla and nnlrta a ?me more iflsctive meana la fotnd ofproUCalag tbecampaign oia'ore Mriooj i-r.ujqiiencea are feared. The howliog down of tbe apeakera ia tha most fnqaent m.ani reecrted to. 8ir ? Araetrqag, Lord Oheyleemoie aa<! Loid RojaajhtU, comerva Ivea Itp IWentiOg reHpec'.ivtly Fiahguard, Oov eotry ond Wolrcrton, are pleading for police prciPCiion as a resoltof theinanlia hurltd at thttn Wedneaday nigbt, whxb bscame aa vioient tha'. their meetinga were trrokeu up. Cjn.ervativea are get ajogttia wjratoftbe rangh ueatmeot, chidl/inm the fec tbat tbeir oraton hx'.' '. .r tb? mo?t part aristocrata and pei* ? nnpt>pular and politically inex peucuced. Tbrta'a of crimioal proae eatioo ol tb3 rowdiea have ao far been laefiaettTa. The overwbtlmiDg nomber of hoodlumi at many of the meetingi have ttltet the tfljrtscf the priice. Be poria from tbeprovinceaahow tbat acorea of naeetitga were broken up Wedneaday nlght und that rotten egge were tbrown at the aoeakere in aeverai inatancei. A PTEI a aiODtu of vaacilation dariog which tiooe be bad ucsuccesefully tried (ohararon z? the diflerencca between S?c retsry Dallioger and Oaief Forester Pio chot, lVcsideot Taft last night adopted thf onlv eourae lelt for bim and dia miaied Mr. Piochot and bia ataiataotf. [I <-,n be contrntied by the preaideot aod bia adviron tbat tbe diamiaaal of Mr. Piochot bad btcome a ntceaaity. The (irtsideot places it opon tbe groncd of nrceaaary aciioo to maintaio ibe dig ?itf of tbe presidential ciBee, bat Mr. T?f( bss bbown great wnakoesa in the wb< le controreray and waa floally forced t) diarruss Mr. Piochot by Mr. Piocbot hiu5s?!f In tbe Btiiinger-Pinchot con. troveiay tba gtneral telief ia tbat tbe latter waa rigbt aod iiad tba booaat eod pf lt an any taie. CAVWOVm recelred a decided ahock yeaterday, the raoka of tbat organitation htving been broken yeaterday afternoon by ,tbe repoblicao inaorgenta in coa! l.tion witb tbe democraticjminority. Tbe root of the regulara waa ao iocideot in the propoaed inveatlgation of the Ballln ger-Plocbot controveray, wheo, by a maj >rity of fonr, the Insurgents and democtata blocked the plan of the ralea ommifee for the appointment of tbe Houae eectlon of the propoaad Inaeatl gatiog committee by Speaker Oaonon. B/ a?oteofl49to 140 the pintr.:ao lation aatborzing tnejinveatlgation wtB amended ao aa to give tbe Honse itatlf tbe rl^bt to name tbe aix membera of tiis committee who are to look after tbe In'.eresta of tbe Honse in tbe prabing of tbe acandele. It waa the firat blood tie insorgente have erer drawn in their bcg Bgbt witb tbe Oannon forcea, aod wben tbe anoouocement of tbe vtte abowed tbat Tlctory bad been obtaintd by a slight but nevertheleaa deciaive mar gin the demccraia and tbeiecilcitrantre publlcana, wbom tbey were aiding, pined in a deraoDttratloo of eDtbusiaam such aa aeldom baa been aeeo io tbe Houae. It waa qaite diftVrent from the oecasion a few yeara ago wben tbe Honae loudly applanded wben a republi can member nnminated Mr. Oannon ta a preaidential candidate. Oa lhat oc casioo the man from Dioville awelled witb ptide; yeattrd.y he coacbed npon bia deak and gritted bia teeth witb a de termlnatioQ wbich ahowejMffa reaeotmeDt of the aclion of tbe men be has been en deavoring to read out of the repoblicao patty. After tbe teat vote took from the apeakor the power to name Houae membera of the committee, tbe regulara became salleo. Fully recognizng tbe fatility ol endeavoring by votea to de featotber amendmenia cflfjred by the inaorgenta, the regolara acqoieaced in their adopiioD, and wben tbeplot reac IuI'od waa put upon fiaal paaasge it wa? adopted withouw a dUaentlog vote. Ooe of tbe most important aaienumeotB forced upon tbe leadera by the insur genta waa tbe eliminatlon of a j'ktr which aould have abnt ^out G-nOid Pincbot, former S-cretary (hrfield and other former officiala of the Interior Dapartment, aa well aa tbe foreatry atrvice, from reprtaentation at tbe beai* ing, anlea tbe invta'.iga'.ion abould elett t) call thetr. It n annouoced in London tbat tbe tarifi on live cattle /rom Argentina will bs removed and Ibat there wiil be a conatqaent cheapenlng in tbe pricecf meat. The txhorbltant price of me?t wculd be lowered in thia country ahoold cattle be admitted free of duty ftom Oanada and M?xlo. Fi'Oiii WashiDgton. lOirraayondenoi of the Alexandria GaaetW ] Waabington, Jan. 7. Ohlef Foreater Piocbot today begas cleaning oot tbe deak that waa once bis ia the froot room of the foreatry banao, and frieuda of the ex-Ohtef Foieater b? gtn iorniBbiog op tbeir trusty bammeta f jr tbe big koock-feat. There are thoae in Washlogton who ajy tbat Mr. Pin chot waa not greatly aorpriaed by tbe tofpiog cff of bia cfficial bead. Hia let er to Seoator Dolllver, read In ibe Bscate on Tbnraday, could have no otbi r reBolt, they say, and bo expec'.ed no other. Howeyer tbat may be, it ia ccr taio that the "big figbt" ia now on iu real earnea'. Bat alaa, tbe congreaaou al p:o^)e of the Balliogor Piochot dia pute ao far aa It relatea to the foreatry aer?lce wlli fell tather fltt. For tbe foreat service baa been parged clear of every roan concerned In the con. trovery. Witb Piochot, 8baw and Priie beyond tbe pale, tbe loyestlgatlon of the foreat aervlce ia expected to be bat a mockery. The trlo howeyer w>ll nut be out of the Bght. They will appear aa private citiz os, to aee tbat Secretary Billinger'e loterlor Department la tbor ooghly probid. OrderB were today aent :o Albert F Pctter, aselatant foreater, to return to Waabington from Ogden, Uah. Potter was catned to take cb?rge of the forfBtry burcao temporsrily in the or deradlamltaicg Piochot, Priceand 8htw, Telegrama from all over the coattry, partlcalarly from tba wea'.begao tocome io Io Pincbot tocay, assuriog hlm ol tbo confi iencc of the aeoders, aod promisiog soppor . The ex-f jrrster himself rt. iatea to cliecaaa the matter, tut etniles pleasaotly, jaet bb if he had not t atn irrown oni loto the cold wotld, witboot a pb. What the next ooove will be cao ooly be corj-ctored. "I bave oothiog to a*y yet," ia tbe ooly ata'ement tbat Mr. Plocbct would make tbia moroiog when aaked to dtacaaa bia rerooval or bia plaor, The depoaed cfficial lntionated tbat he might ba?e aometblog to aay later bnt that he Ib at preaeot nopre pated to make any atatement. Obeera raeg truoogh tbe balla aa Pin? cbot eolered ibe aaaembly room of the fonet aeryice (ffice later in the day to take leave of the bnrean cmployeee. A acoreof timea in th9 coorae of hia brlef addreaa, he waa halted by applaaae. Alter pajiog tribote to the cflr.a and worth Mesarf. Prloc9 aod Saa*1, fdr. Pincbot eatd: "I canoot aay ejocd bye to the ideiila of tbia work. Amerlca hr Amtricaoa wi'l alwnya eolist my eflbrti ao loog ai ibe people of the conotry leei H they do." Aa they lefi the room Mr. j Pincbot waa the ooly perBon with a amile oa bia face. Tne poaalbility that Pincbot will now aaaome the role of proaecator befjre tbe coogreeelocal inytatigation committee wben tbe B?llloger-Giari? matter comea op has created a teoae altnation In Waahlngton. It ia rrgarded here aa certain tbat Piochot willput io eyldeoce to back op Ibe etatement tbat he made io hia lttter to Seoator Djlliyer that the preeident wai mietaken in bis action with regard to thf Giayia chargea. Oeorge P MvCihe, ajlicitor of the Department Agticnltnre waa temporarily placed lo cbarge o'. tbe Foreat S.-ryice today by Sjcretary Wileoo, ootil the arrlval of tbe new Fortater. Albert F. Lv.ter who learea Uuh today to come Waahiogtoo at ooce. The cxcltement aod work of tbe Piochot iocldent todty droye Prealdeot Taft ioto the freah air. Ha lanebed wltb Sepator Bjrtoo, aod dld oot return to hia cffice thia afteraooo. He took a long walk about Washington. The biggett finacc al tranaactiOD in tbe bietoiy of the world waa concum mated today in tbia city wben Uoited B ates Treaaurer Lee McCluog aigaed a rtceipt for $1,260,124,940.88- and to Ohaa. H. Treat, who wta bia predeceaaor in ofSce. For two montha a force ol employeta, noder tbe anpfrvision of a speclal committee appointed for the porpoae, bas been buaily engaged in countiog tbe coir?, oo:es aod aecuritiea beld by tbeTreasury Depirtment andfcr whicb the treaaurer ia reaponslble. Tbe count ee'abliabed ia abtoloieiy correcr, thereccrd left byformer Treaaurer Treif. In addition to int'mating tbat foimer Preaident Z-Jaya roay be charged wi b cimlcal condnct for tbeexecalion of tbe two Amerlcan Groee and OaoooD, preal dent Madrlx bad carried out further rcfrirm. according to ciapatchea from V ce contul Caldera at tbe State De partment todsy He baa Itaoed decreea aboliabiog monopoliea, tha ordering of private r>u.!es to deliver arma to the looal autboritiea and baa ordered ihtt confiacated propertiea be returued to tbeir oivnera, It ia reported here that Sjnator Joho W. Daoiel ia in aucb poor pbystcal con diti n at hia bome in Lyncbborg tbat he ?tf not be able to return tobis dutiea io the aeca'.e for aome timc. Tbe agricultural appropriation bill oarryiog about $13,000,000, waa cooc pletcd by the Houae committee on agri cultnre after hesriog Secrctary WilsoD rxplain tbe eatlmatee. Repreaentative Douglaa, baa givco notic* tbat he will attempt to aecare more money for the Agricnltural I)<-partment wben tbe bill reachea tbe Houae. Douglaa ia of tbe oploioo tbat toj much tvoney la apect on war aod tco li'.tle oo the arta of peace. "I told you ive'd get him before tbe seasion waa much older. Wo eau t:irow him every time we plcaae." Tbia is a howl of pbtlatlon uttered by Victor Mnrdock chief insurgent member from Kansaa and ecbcee wttb fair accorary tbe remarka belog made today by tbe other antl-Oanoon repnblfcan membtra of the Houae. Nearly all of tbem are saylng "I told you ao;" nearly all of tbem are protestlcg that tbey are jiit as loyal as ever Io Prealdcnt Taft and Ibelr party;and nt.vly all of tbem arejuat a litt'e bit oervoua aa to tbe outcome 9l tbeir kicking ovcr the tracea?a proced ing which reeaited Friday in Speaker Cannon losing (fjap rary hold of hia reins and wblp, and the adoption of an amendment 'fl?red by Btpreientative Norria of Nebraaka wbich gave the Houae ln>tead ol tho spsaker tbe power to select tbe ?\x reprtaentatlvea wbo wil aerve witb alikenumbcrofaenatoraon the commfttee that ia to investigate the ins andouiaof IheBillinger Plchotiqaabblf. That the overtbrow of tbe tpeaker wai a yery aevere j >lt for the Honse organizv ilon is conccded by even Mr. C'aonoa'a closes*. frleiide, bui they auert tbat it will not happen agale. Rerreaentativp Dwighl, tbe republican whip of tbe Houa?, ia comlog In for a large sbare ol blamc for the Oannon defeat on Friday Had he been "op to anufl" aome of the gpeaker'a frlentja are aaying, he would have got on to tbe fact that trouble was brewiog. It la not clalmed by even tbe most M&M ioaurgeota tbat the defeat of the apeaker on Friday endangf n hia po BitioD durlng tbe preaent Oongrras. He will prnbably taodle ihe gavel, bot the adoptloo ofthe Norris amendment proves tbat hia relgn aa "czar" ia ended. It ahowa that be ia baogiog by bia eyellds to bia autborlly and tbat every t'.me he Bteps on tbe cornB of a member, he loaea one of the eyelasbea by which he is de pending. Adoption of tbe Jones S:nate resolu tlon for the invaatigatlon of tbe Ioterior Department and the foreat bureau by a jotnt committee of aeoetora and repre aeDlatives will be recanomended to the Behate by tbe committee on pnblic lands Monday. Ooe reault cf thia action, if it is approved by tbe Benale, wlil reault io reopeclog tbe 6gbt over tbe manner of appolntiug the Houae aeclioo of the in veaiigatiog committee. Tbe olject ia to reverae the action ofthe House yeater? day in tnklug tbe appointment of tbe committee from tbe sptaker and glven tbat power to the House. It la now probable tbat Mr. Cannou will; after all name tbe House committee. Among th? rne^sures introduce.l in the House today, were tha I". Ilowiiu: A rejolu tinn providing for the adoption of a loint H"u?e and Kenate committee to investigate the Increa'el ca*t of the nen:-ntie* of life; a bill providing for the retireinent and pen aion 01 governinent civil aervii-e enaploye*; and to provide for the reHaiua'ion of letters aenttothe dead letter adSta by the ?endera within one year ol their receipt by the de? partment. TELEORAPHIC BREVIHfiS. Theoffices ofWrigbt aod Pjtter, In Boatoo, tbe Maesachuattta etats pilotera were badly damaged by flre tbia alter* noon. A diapatcb from Mlooeapolia, taya the macbiniats on the Northweatern Rail* roada tbrtateo to atrike at any momeot. A diapatcb from Chlcago B?y* tba paiaenger Bteamer wilb her boilc-r blown oot aod ibree othera iceboucd are repoited io peril Io Lake Micblgao today. Tbe "uirl io the lailcab" who haa be?D bolding up people in the realdeoce diajrlcta of Cblcago for aeyeral daja, ia glTiog the Chlcago detectiveaa merry cbaae and today a drag net haa beeo thrown ont for ber arreat. The Brooklyn Rapid Traoait Com paoy today aooonnced a general In creass In waajea of 2 to 5 1-2 centa an buur of all men emplojed in ita traio aervice, effectlye Jaooary 28. The in creaae will effect 8,000 ernployea. Molal HauJ, aoltaa of Morocco, ia atld to be a confirmed mcrphioe aaer aod iodolgea in wild orglea at bia palace in Fez aa a reault of tbe drog, accordiog t') a atory in La Patrie today, the paper declarlog tbat tbe a'ory ia autbeotic thronghoot. The palice of Philadelphia, who haye beeo in cbarge of tbe aearch for Robcrla Baiat de Janon, tbe yoaog beireaa who dlaappcared ilmaltioeoo?ly with Frede rick Oohec, a waiter, from the Bellevoe 8:ratfotd oo Dfcember 29, are today declared to bave abaodooed the case. Tbe Biogbamtoo, N. Y., cold atorage plaot, oce of the largeat io tbe conotry, waa wiped ont by fire wbicb etarted laat night and waa atill ragiog tbia morniog, tboogh ooder control. Ibe loee will teich $250,000. Ooe workmao waa killed aod aeveral badly bort today wbeo a two too girder, l wbicb aai belog raiaed on a oew build hg at the aootbweat coroer of Foorth ateone aod Twenty-rifth atreet, New York, dropped loto tbe cellar of tbe boildiog wbeo tbe derrlck broke today, Sixty-frrHt Ongress. ihecoptl SeawJon ) Waabiogtofl, Jao. 8. aiwATi. Ilia Senate waa oot io aeaaion today HOL'SB. Foor rfaelotlona d rccted to tbe aecr< tary of agtlcnl'.ore, the aecre ary of corx merce aod labor, the eecretary of tbe treaiury and theattoroey general by Mr. M >enersoD,aaklDg wbetber aoy order had beeo iBiued exemptiog aoyooe frcm ih? cperatioo in tbepare fo>d iaw, caiaeJ a taogle In the Hoate today. Repreaeotative M*on reported tbe foor reaolotioos with aoawera from the Oabinet efficera conceroed den/tng that any ancb ordera had eyer been laaaed. Rtpreeentatire a eeneraon aaked poa'. ponemeot bfcaoas he ia oot ready to dir coaa tbe matter. Be aay a be slmply waota tbe cry agaloat alleged laxity In Ibe eo f ircemeot of ths pore food Iaw atopped by gettlngatjbe fact*. Io committee of the whole, tbe Hoaae cooaidered the aoonal army appropria tion blll. The bill calla for an appropriation of nver 95,000,000 of dollaia. Ao iocreaar of a halt million oyer last year'a bill waa called for becaaaa of the iocreaaed coat of liylog. ________ News of the Day. A B.-itlab navalccmmaoderhaa awrred ootlce to Nicsraaaa that there moat be oo Bghtlog in Greytown, becaoae lh> majulty of tbe hooaea io that city are owotd by Britiah aobj ota. Baokiog interestiof New Jeraey, New York aod tbe aouth are plaoning a cen ral batiooal baok, to be iocated In Waabiog.oo, accordiog to Haraie Jor dan, presideot of tbe Oo.too Growera' Ajacciation of Atlaota. fteprcaeotativa Townaeod baa been in trosted by tbe preaideot with the drai; of a bill embodyiog the recommeodailooa cooceroiog cbaoges in the ioteratae commercf Iaw nrged in the meata^e. I: will be iotrodaced oext Monday. P. B. Jooea, general maoager of thi Sootbweatern Pobliabiag Houie, ai Naihyllle, Teou,, abot aod killed hir 5 year old cbild and then commltted ?aic'.de yeaterday. Jooea waa f rom Vir* gioia. Ool. Wllliam E. Oralghill, corpi of engineers, who haa beeo in charge ol thi eogioeer dlalrict of Baltimore, baa bcer aaagned to daty aa cogioet r eecretary ol the 1 ghthonae board at Waahlngton, to aacceed UjI. Tbomaa I Oaa?y, wto will come Io CMooel Craighlli'a place. L. H. Glavla deoiea at Portlaod.Ore., abaolntely, tbat aplte loatigated bie cbargca agaloat Becrelary Bilhnger >t atated by Attoroey Oaaeral Wlckershati' ia tbe lattrr'a report, aod declarea tba the oplnion of the attorney geoatal b) oo meaoa eoda tbe caae. '! iie t-iwn of Bramwell, ooo of thi prcttieat towna in thecoal fielda, of WeM Virgioia waa practically w'psrf cot bj flre yeaterday. There were 21 buildlogf cooBumeo. by the fLtnea, iocladiog tb. Jilue Btore Ioo., the telephooe ex cbaoge, are moat of tbe buaineia aeotior. of tbe towo Tbe fire origica ed io a poolrooro, uad epread rapidly to adjolo iog boildioga. The lcat Ia eatimated at $100,000, wllhaboot $60,000 loauiance There waa no lcia of life, bat maoy nar ?ow eacape?. Aoother paper aiaoclalloo, formed bj Joho H. Parka, who pleaded gnilty anc paldafioeof $l,00<?for bis coonectior. with tbe ao-called' Qber aod manila pool. waa iodlc'.ed by thefederal graod jory in New York yeaterday, charged with be iog an illegal combina'.ion io reatraiot o trade. The federatlon ia the Pape B:ard Ataoclatioo, comptiaiog 140 promioeot paper mannfactorera, who an iodicterl ipdividually io addition to tb* in Jlcni?nt returned agaloat the aiaocla tion as aach. A fioe or impriaonmeoi may be impoacd oo cooyictioo, The Coal Famine. Ohicago, Jao. 8.?Witb moat of tha coal yarda in the city dowa to their laat bankerful of coal and tbe coal fainiot B.ill mora acnte today, tbe rich and poor are eufferiog alike bere. Tbe police and the vAricua charllable boreaua today re ceivtd acorja of requeata for rellef, bu were uoable to meet the aitnation, and many famlliea are tod?y living io tbe squad rooma of outlylng polico a'a'.lonp. Ihe railroads are uoable to brlcg Io coa' owlng to tbe chaotic condition of traffit-. and tbousandj of men bave been thrown out of work because tbe factoriee were forced Io close, there being no coal to keep np steam in tbe boilers. Dealen are aelling buckete of coal at almost d uble tbe prce ctarged aaveral weeka ago._ Woman Nearly Sevetal loTwain. Whecling, W. Va., J*d. 8.-Tbe diacovery today of tbe body of a young womao, about 18 years of age, acd above tbe avarage of good looklcg women, nearly aevered ia twain on tbe Bsltimore ard Ohlo Railroad tracks a; Bsnwood Junction, an adpinlng town of Wbeeliog, and a:tir<d in male clothes, poiela atrowgly ta tuurder. A man witb whom abe bad been Been a ehort time before ber drath baa dlaappeared. Sufferlru from a Broken Neck. Boa'.on, J*n. *.?Strapped ridgldly Io a cot in the Oambridge HrapKal bere Henry A. Btlcber, of tba'. so'-urb, to? day ia fighting for Hfe witb abont one chance In a millloo. Belcher fell from a wagon and broke hia neck, but went about bia buslneaa for more than an hour before be knew wbat waa toe mat ter witb him. Eaitbquake Shocke. Rame, Jan. 8.?Two severe eartb quakea wrooght beavy damage today in Gallioa, in Calabria. The shocks were of uou'ual duration and tbrsw the in babi'aots into a panic. Many booata were dancaged and it ia feared tbera baa beea Icsa of lile. Ti- Market. Qaorwtowa. D. C. Jan. 8. WhaU |M-tSt DIED. Atthe bome of her psr?t?, tffl vT&kM atre't on F iday, January 7, at 4.80 p. m., the 'iifant Jaughter of Osear BirUel and Laur? Suthard. Funeral Sonday evening at 3 o'clock. _ in memoriam. In sad but 'ovinc r?memhrance of my belovedfaber.BENMAM'N OREESW' OD, whodeparttd th's life January 9?four years ago. The midnight stars are beiming Upon my father's grave: MThare sleepeth without dreammg, The one I coald not aave By hia daughter, Paba" Cbo<. a*:rr, Today's Telcgraphic News Death of Cardlnal Satolll. Rome, Jao. 8 ? Fraoceaco Satolll, ooe of tbe nre cardinal biahopa of tbe Catbollc Cburcb, dled at 8 o'clock thla morniog, after a tbrea weeka illoeaa ol nepbritia. Oardioal Batolli waa Tl yaata old and waa raiaed to tba cardloalale In 1895. He waa profeaaor of coogrega tlon at a'adlea at the time of bia deatb. For more tban two weeka the cardi nal'a death had beeo expected. Be mada frtqaent ralliea bot tbe doctora h*ld out oo bope almoat from tbe flrat. The pcpa was greatly diatreaaed in learolog ol Oardinal Satoih'a deatb. Oardoal FiaoeeaoBatolli waa born of anoble family loMaratino.archdiooeae of Perogla, Jaly 21, 1839.?[atbe eooraeof hia cateer he baa made tbree memorable viait to tbe Uoited ti at.a. He cam fi-st aa the papal repreaontatiye to the Ca'.holic Oongreae aod celebration of tbe cinteoary of the Oatbolic blararcby io Sovember, 1839. Hia next viait waa In Octoter, 1892, wben he r< preeented tbe pipe at the Ohloago Wbrla'a Fair uoder appoiotment aa firat apratollc delegate to tbe Uoited Statea. ?t wai dorlcg thla fiaitstaat he waa appolnted cardioal.Hia third viait, after he attaioed the raok of oardioal biahop, io Juoe, 1904, waa oot able for tbe reaion that it waa tbe firat t me a oardioal waa p'rmitted to leara Rome on other tban offlcial buainea?. Char.ad With Murder. Nrw York, Jat>. 8 ? Followiog the death eaily today in the Williamabarg Hoapital, ofS^llg Koro, who waa ehot duriog tbo raid by dariog atick ap meo in the baok of bia brotber, Hyman Kcro, in Brooklyn, a charge of morder waa today placed againat Lajams Mados, aged 17, and John Fiaber, hia partner, who are held on tbe cbarge of commit ting the bold bank robbery, The police declare lhat Madoa laa been ideotifiedas tbeprlocipal io anum ber of dariog bold-opa in New Jaraey aod on Loog Ialaod. Fonr fuppaded membera of tbe gaog of wbicb be ia aald to haye been the ieader are now noder arreat ia Newark. The robbery of theBhouteo Cocoa and Ouocolate Factory in Newark on pay day of December 21, Ia alai charged o th> gattg, aa ia tbe hold-np of William Ki'patrick, who laat Taesd?y nigh-, waa robbed of $250. Two Yeggraen Killed. Tallabaiaee, Fla , Jao. 8 ? Twowhlte yeggmen were ahot aod ioatantly killed in a duel In the prstoffice here today by i'aul Baola, the 17-yeara-old aon of Jim Saola, tbe olgbt watchmao, who waa tcticg ln hia father'a place. Baala came on the men aa they were "aoaplng" tbe <afe prepatatory to blowlog it. He rdered them to "throa upthelrbanda," bat Inatead t^ey opeoad fire on hix. He flred bnt two sho.a aod both crooka fell dead. Yoong rr'taU waa alig'atly wouoded. Examlolag Cook'i Dlaree. Copenbagen, Jao. 8.? The orlgiml diarlra of Dr. Frederlck A. Ooox, on taiolog eotrlca regaidlog bis allegtd dlc* corery cf the N'jrtb Po'e, are b^ing ex amined today by tb; apecial committu tbat recenty rjootrd the typewrittan evldence that D;. U ok labmltted. COURT OFAPPFAL?. Ihe Goart of Appexli jeUerday re* la?id a wrlt of error ia the caee of the ftaae C:ift Ffnit Farm agaloat George H. Jobnaoo, mayoraod otbtrt. Thecase ia -ne that lovolvea tbe rlgbt of the com? paoy to make aod aill applo clder io tbe :cunty of Looiaa, wblch ia a "dry" coanty. The compaoy haa aa enormoaa orchard io Looiaa coooty, BDd the aor ploa of early applea ia coover.ed ioto cider. Tbe towo waaaoxiona to preveot tba eale of theatof! io tbe town ol Lonita, aod ao it eoacted an ordioanre whlcb cooialoed io maoy reatrictiona tbatlt waa impoealble for tbe compaoy to operate Ha boaloeaa with proflt. Tbe ordloaooe was attacked lo tbe circult coort of Loulaa aod IU valldlty waa aoBtaloed. The ap peal to the Bapreme Ooart ends tbe m?t t?r ao far aa the courta are conceroed. H;ury aod others agaloat D. 0. T. Davia, 11,, argoed and aabmltted to tbe coart. The ncxi enea were aubmllted on brlefa wi'hont argumeor. Thrae were Miller and othere agaloat Penoimao Jl Brotber ?nd nthera, and Wo d at?1 othera ag InH Trrdway and other?, ATTKMFTED TO ESOAPIi Karl Hau, former pofesaor of Romao law io Osorge Waahiogtoo Iluiverslty, Washlngton, who ia ueder a life i.n prisonment seutence for the murder of hia mother-ln-law, FrauMolitor, in 1906, made 9 valo attempt to esoape from the jail at Brucbaal, Baden, Tburadny oigbt. A warder'a dog opaet the prisooer'a plan. Tha aolmal acented Hau io bia hldlng place aod barked uotil a warden made ao examinatioc Hau, in November 1000, lured bia mother-ln-law to a lonely atreet in Baden Uadeo and ahot ber in tbe back. He ? aa dlaguised, and fled to Frankfort, aod tben to Loodoo, where be waa ar reated and retnrned to Hiden-BarJeo tor trial. He waa coovicted aod asotenced to deatb, but later tbe aentence waa com mated to life impriaonment. Hau ia a German. A aenaatiooal ff a'ure of (he case waa the anlcideof Hiu's wife in June fol lowlng hia arrest. 8he drowoed heraelf In a lake Io Swltzerlaod. A dlapatch from Helaiogfora, Fie* land, aaya the Finnish coorta today jefied tha < nier recently iaaued by Roaaia lhat all legal documenta ahould bear an imperia* Ruaalan s'amp by Bccepting documenti from lawyera that were not atamped. The atamp act waa adopted aa a reveoue measure. The death of Oeneral Fornes Giaz by dfowning, while en route to Managua to treat with 1'reaideut Madriz revardina; terroi for eudioK the revolution, will not, it ia laid, i n Managua defeat the plau for pecenegc tiaiions iu Mearagua. Mtdri/ today sent wo.d to proviiiooal President E*t-ada a'. Bluttield* that he woold be aUd to open ncgotiatioBi with anyone of Ettra ?a'? chooa ingand tbat myone bearing pwipjrts from Batnda woold be guaranteed every sifety and accorded every courteay in Manigus, Alone. friendlew and aurrounded by all the evidencea of p/verty, Sarah F. Nortor-onre protninent aa a lecturer. writer and l?eder ia the cauae of humanity, is dead in Troy, N. V". The feceafad wsa 71 jears ol 1. tfbe slleged ina note which waa foaud thatshe apent two fortuoea in tte intereat of womar, Flfty yeare'experlence of an Old Surf Mr*. Winalnw'a goithing Hyrup is th. preacription of one of the heat femile phyaic ians and nuraea in the Uoited titatea, and baa bean oa*i for fifty yeara with never-fail iag succesa by milliona of mothers fcr their childr?n. It relievea tha cbild from piin cures diarrhae*, griping in the boweli, and wind colic. By giving uea!th to tbe ohiH it reata the mothar. Twentyfive oenta a bottle, dee Ut?4? DRY G00D8. Woodward & Lothrop New York?Washington?Paris Our January Sale of jiTnrniiTi D The refined taete of the dainti*at women ia ezpreaaed iu thia woadeiful array of Iwsnti ful undermuslina. Made froni tbe aoftest cam^rica, inualios, and ua niooka and trimui?d with laoes and embroideriea in a] variety of patterna for yourself?.t preaenta a moat un uaual opportunity for every woman to uipply h-r pre-ent and even future ceeda Huch uodermualina aa theae at auoh pricea are arldom oflered ia a wbita aale. We aak yoi to oome, examine the quality and make ot the gaimeuta-ncte the pricea. which are the lowert poeeible for aame gradea. ....... ? Woroeo's Oowna, of mus in, cambrlc and nmnioik, trimoied with higu. low. or Ve nwk ; long and short sleerea; varioualy trimmad with lacea, inaertion, WaM enibroiderr, txad n< and ribbona. $1.00 each. Value, $1.50. Women's Drawers, of cambrio aud naiosook, trimmeJ with tcoka and rutfhs of embroid' aryor valenciennes I ice and inaertiou. 50c a pair Value, 75c. Women's White Cambrio Iong Pettioo&ta, trimmei with flounce of tucka and embroid <ry or deep tueked tlouuoe and vride hem, 50c each. Value, $1.00. Akoa Int of U oraen'H Filk FetticoaU, made ofgood.'^aelity tafteta in black and the tdsbiouahle shadea, and finishtd with deep tuckel tlounce and tectional rutile. $5.00 each. Value, $6.75. ThirJUoor-llthst. Virginia News. J. Wioaton Ivey, for maoy yeara preaideot of tba People'a Natiooal Baok of Lynchbiirg, died yeaterday of Bright'a dieeaae. H. P. Dallon, a promioeot bnaincaa mao aod jeweler of Peteraburg, waa or daioed to the mloiatry of tbe Biptiet Oaarch tharo Tharaday olght. He will enter tbo Biptiat Theological Bemlnary, ?t L)ais?ille, Ky., to complete bia atodir*. Petiiions for an absolote pardon for Ohailea W. Morse, the New York fioan* akr. now terving a aenteoo* of 15 yeaia n tbe federal peoltentiary at Atlaota, fjr vloiation of tha natiooal baokiog lawa, are beiog circalated by frlenda and kioamen ot Morse lo Ricbmond. Mlstakiog her for a burglar Jefferaon Taylor, a farmer residiog at Uak Hall near Oape Uharlea ahot and aeriooaly woanded bia wife in tbeir home Tharaday night, while ehe waa walkiog ia ber aleep. Mr. aod Mra. lajlor bave besn marrled bnt tbree daya and be wlfe bad never inti mated to her boabaod that abe waa a victim of aomnambaliam. MUNIOIPAL REFORM. Declarlog empbitically for the prin* ciplea of home rule and local aelf-gov eromeot, tbe cooference bold in Rtch mood of mayora of cltieaof Virginia yea? terday noaoimooaly adopted a reaolu ttoo drawn op by a apacial cammittee re qaeaticg the atate legialatore to prorlde lor sach chacge in tbe oocatitaiion of the atate aa will not rcqaire the diviaion of cltiea loto warda oor tbo contioaatlou of the two-coaocll aystem, but will per mit any city In which the q ia!;fied ao'era ao elect ta detenuioe on ibe form of government to be adopted. Peodiog tbe alow proceaa of a oooatl tatiooal amendmeot which in aoy caae coold not become eflectlve for aeveral yrar=>, tbe coofereoce rcccmmtnded to the legialatare, in accordaoce with the report of its committee oo reaolotlooB, a propoaed cbaoge io the lawa governlng ciiiea whc'i will permit of tbe eatabllah* meot of admioiatratlve boardr. A reaolution looking to a redac ioa of tha mlnimnm nomber of councllmen ?ai ameoded ao aa to provlde for towna liaviog but ooe braoch to the coaocll ao aa 'o read ?a tollowa: "Reaolved, That tbe general aaaemblt be r.queeted to ameod tbe lawa ao aa to redace tba miolmciaa oamber of com moo couBcilmen to ?ix, aod tbe miol rnam oamber of aldermon to three, in cltiea of the firat claaa; aod tbe mloi mum nomber of common conocilmeo to tbree io citlea of the aecood claaa." In the afterooon tbe committee oo r(Roluttooa repoited tbe fol'.owlog, whlcb waa adopted aoaoimoasly : "Wh-nai thete ia exiaticg dlaeatis faction wiih aectlon 170 of the conatl* tullon, tela'ivo to Iccal aaaessmentt for pnblic improvementa, and with eoact Ing lawa relativo thereto; therefore be it ''Resolved, Tbat tbia conreotion tec ommend to the legislttore a conatltu tional amendment, together wita proper legislatlon, allo*lng to citlea greattr latitude with reftrtcce to looal aaseee* meots for pnblic improvementa." Io order to tff'ct the purpoaea of the conferecce and to omy out the ideia advaaced, two apecial comaalttees were named. one to draft the propoaed con stitutlonal amendment maklng commia sloo goveroment poetible, tnd the oiber to draw np such lawaai are propoaed to be Bubmitted to the leglalature looking to reduclion In the mioimum member ship of cooncila and the alternative poe sibility of tbe employmeot of ao admlo istratlve board. Mr. J. R. Oatoo, of Aleiandria, waa named oa tbe committee oo legialatore. On the aieerlog committee the follow. ing Alexandriao4 were named- Meaira. Fred ParJ, A. D. Brockett, F. S. Har per, W. W. Ballioger aod Howard Smitb. The first buslotaa of the geoeral con ference on conveniog yeaterday mornlng waa the fcrmlog of a permaneot orgao 'z't'on by the clection of Mr. Jobo W. Oraddock, of Lynchburg, as chairman, and Mr. R. E. siteel, ol Norfolk, aa aeo retary. Al tbe afterooon aeaaioo on recom meodatioo of the commltteee oo reaolu tlons, two reaolutions were adopted tha drst calling for a atatute to reqalre a aniform aystem of accouotiag la Vir gloia citiee, both to iosure efficieocy and regnlarity and for pnrpoaea of comparl soo betwwn citiea. Iheaeeond reqaeet ed tbe leglalature to nqaire tbe aaditiog by acme responaible audltiog c jmpany, at leaat ooce a year, of tbe sccounta of ail citlM io tbe atate. Tbe a dermen delegatea to tbe coafereoce tare re turoed. _ Tqe five coovic.ed former employea of tbe Amerlcan Sugar Refioiog Company falled :o re<*eive tbeir aentercas In tbe fedetal coort ia New Yorx today Jodge Martio reaerviog ootil Mooday bia de ciaion oo the motioa oo their behalf for a uew trlal The Lindner Shoe for Udldi fine wear haa no equal, John A Mar?hail & Brc* 4J2 *iog.trewt PINGHOT DI3MISSED. Gifford Pincbot, cbief foreater aorf iotimate friend of Theodore Rooaetelr, laat nlght waa dhmiaaed from tbeaer vlce of tbe Uoited B atea by Preaident Taft for ioaubordioatiop. Asaociate Foreater Overtoo W. Prlce aod Aaaiatant Law Officer Alexander 0. Sbaw, Pic cbot'a immediate aaaia'.an'.a ia tbe For? eatry Bureau, followed tbeir cbief out of goveroment employ. Tbcronghly indigoant over tbe action of Mr. Piochot io indaciog Seeator Dol liver to read a letter from hlm in thw Beoate on Thnraday, Preaident Talt yet* te'day woold lfeten to no advice that tba foreatei'a yiolatlon of executiva ordera be overlooked paodiog tbe icju'try aooo to be nndertaken by Ooogrear. He de clarad tbe digfuity of tbe ofbce be bad beeo choaen by the people to 61! waa beiog attacked aod be wouid be nofaltb ful to hla truat if be bad aubmitted longer. The preaident, In an indigcaat letter, sommarily dlamiaaed Piaefcct telling hlm be haa "deatroyed ala nat foloeaa aa helpfal aubordioata of tl t> goveroment" aod dtrecta tbe aectotary ot agricultnre to "remove him froaa offior." Mr. Taft undoobtedly real'z>a foMy what the diamlaaal of Foreater Piochot meaoa la a polltical way. He baa been oonvinced for aometime tbat tba ar. called ioaurgenta aod otber oriifca of bis admln'atration bad eoliated tbe servlcea of Mr. Piochot ar.d prictically were de fyiog hlm to eeparate Piochot from hia cffice. Tbe Iattet'a letter. few in Waah ington doubt, waa written with the dl rcct parpoae of pntticg it, jquare'y np to> the preaident. Plocbot waa appolnted cbief of tbe divialon of foreatry Joly 1, 1898 Hia dlviaion of foreatry waa laiaed to> a boreao, Jnly, 1901. The controveiay witb Becrelary Bat' lioger followed chargea agaloat the Uttcr by L. H. Glavla, in coonectlon with the Ounniogham coal claima, in B.'pteo. ber, 1909. Glavia waa dlanilaard from tbe rffieeof chlef of the field divialon of the general laod cffice, Beptember 15, 1909. The Glavla chargea againat Becretary Ballioger were made public November 9, 1909. The demands of Becretary Ballioger and bia eritic< fer a public lnveatlgatlon of the ccntroveray were graoted by Prea? ident Tafr, Deoember 20, 1909. Tbe action of tbe preaident, oo tbe cve of tbe conareaeional loveat'gatlon into tbe ail gatiooa aod loalooatiooa agaloat Sesretary of the Ioterlor Billio ger'a conduct of the pollcy of cooaervibg naloral reaoorcea, -ia ceitain to canae a aeoaatioo. Ita polltical effecta, acccrd ing to opinlon ia Waabiogton, may be far-reaohlor. Albeit F. Potter, aaaiatant forea'er, takea over all ptpera of tbe retlriog of fioiala ooder execotive dlrectioe. Mr. Orerton Prlce, who waa dlamlaa* ed with Mr. Piochot, ia a rteidoot of BradJock Hei^h:*, tbia conaty, aod waa well known here. SBMBNTO. Opera Hous V TONIGHT ~4 TBE ilY JUHNSON CO. Presanting Two Rlg, Fnnny, One Aot Farca Comedie', "The Mon*y Lender" and "Two Marrie.i Men." Vaudeville arta by the company. Three re* la of lite rooving pictures. ?Friday Night Special? BOY3' C0NTE3T. General AdmUaion, 10c. A few cboice rt aervel aeata ot 15c and 'A)c. PREAM THEATBE Down Staire Threw retla cilate motion picturusdaily, 2 to 5 ?. _m. Aaroiaaloii 5". f^^^t in.iiiiiiii.I1 COLONIAL ISILVER SERVICE Flve Piecea $115 1 Flat table silver to match at | moat reaaonable pricea R. C. Acton & Sons 606 KING STREET VIOL.ETS FRESH DAILY. ,. The Mra F. J- Kramer Floral O Bell phone 171, J5U 111 ?. Fayette bt. jan8?t_ -WANTEU A COOK. Applf No. 201 north Waa' 'n* ton gwafc_j*o7 3l? Oet a Breathe-rite ahoolder braca fory.rr boyor girl. It will be of great aaahUnra while going to achool, in making thtru breathe conetantly aod preveDt roand ahpol 1 ara. Laadbeater baa tneck a) a wfhoca. PfSeetl OOparpalr._. Leadbeatar s gUiranU^Hl Cr.:cry Co Reoiedy to cure oough*. We don'l aay yonr mooey back, becauae thare'a no need, euraa, Mebettie, ?