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WfiDSESDAY EVEHIrfO. FEB. 2, 1910.
V\iiin tbetctto iccrease the liqoor UeaoM waa uiiitduced io theatate aenate ita au.b >l t-tated it waa not to be con atrued ?s indicatiog npon hia pirt a pc ?U'oa BBfrisedlv or aniagonistic to th6 brewcr/ Dl lio/ior boalueas in tbe etate, but toat tho revenne waa ntceaaary and money would bs.vo to be raiaed aod an IttCMBM ol |60 oo taloona and aoune Other amendmoote to tbo l!<juor law would fix roattera. A bill haa been pre pared by lbt? ajtiate finance committee tnakicg rau:.'i l?rger iocrcaaea, and tbe news ifpoitBBBJ "withoutany discas Bion." -tsabsra ol the geneial aaaem bly of Iate yeara aerm aa uauch afraid ol thr. <|ue*tion of prohtbition, local 0[ tloo, i.ear beer, etc, bb a cbild is of 6 Jaak ia tbl b 1,01 a woman of a mooae. Tbe BoBoe* comailtteo iu framiog the bill ralitnatBd tbat it will ra'aa from $125,000 to $135,000 ei'.ra. That it will do uothl-g of tho klnd ia tbe beliti e,itiioly many dealera will ?0, ,..',.:, |o t.ay Ibo iDcrtaaed loll. IbetHMBorei wbo colirciB the liceost i .;*a c niuihai m .'or lectiviug thi money, atd if to tbia ia adied Ihe pro pt,s8d iDCreaM ln the pay of ihe thirly : jadges, aiid all of the corparation cjartjadfiaol $l(000?Mh (which waa the kuui /i:ct nstned, but we believe a or>mpromi<e will placo it at $500) a large UJv will bo made In the llqBOt dealers' courribntlon. Juat why thia loeraats la BalarlflB haa been ao promply reported in tho legialature ia a aubject cf comuieo'. Tbo aslarj, $1,600, ia held l>7 iiaay to be a c. -mpensition commen ?orala with tho abilily of a meprity of tho;p now on tho beueh. Were it otber .*i?? aad their logal aUaiDmeota aod ca U p aa lawyers commarjcled greuler remunnralioo, lt is pjsslble that a few, at Icast, might abow a ppirit of paMaiot* ? remainlDg on the beocb, eren at i _ ?- . .- _. - Diai'ATi ueb from New York aay tbtt tbe t.rtberu reaidential aeetion of tbat city ia i-'crully in a atale of panlc aa the reaolt ol the aeriea of horrible crlmf| ibat haffl goue twpunlebed Ihere lo the paat few we?ka. Ohlldreo are being kept otf lba Hireeti and womao, wheo alone io tbeir hoBBea, are afraid to anewer tbe do-r. Men aro .irraing themaelvea and KhtfatDniDg ti take ibe law io their owo haud< in view of the failBra of the police to uia'ce arrtata. '1 *o little boya, it will be ifmenib red, wbile eng-ged lo coBat Iog, nerp r.urdered by a atrange mao, and tarly Snnday Moata UDolmao, a wealtby ohirt waiat maonfactarer, WBi ?hot to death io bia home by a bo'glar, ?wlri eeri. u-iy wouoded hia aoo laaac ?when tbe l>'.y ruahed lo hia fatbei'a asMatanrp. li;e wave of ctime aeema to t.e ga iu riog foree all ihe time. Andrew |>. V . j.-ealdent of Cornell BDd furrucr iitiiijaseador to (Jrrmany, whn baa ?lodied the .jiiestion ior tigbt yeara, ia appsllnl at ibo preaeot condltlon aod OtUook. He prf<licta that 5,000 llvea wiilii- taVen tbia year. Violencehaa itth before, and the Incieaa. iug c i: nb'r ol hurrid niurdera wbich are daily reportad froaa h11 aectiona of tbe ctfiliaid globa caata ? abadow over tbe lar> ira ol tho maoy who are attemptiDg iprofe mundana enrtd'tlnna. M.'nl hortora are becomlng more toomeruun yfaily. The death iiat ln ihe Ptimsro, Ool., mine atanda at 7'->. One ?nian alone ol th"'e at work when the ex ploaloii to.ifc |?!Hi-e WM go'.ten out alive. Tea men are knawa to be dead and 17 r.thera. are mi-niog aod suppoaed to be -peoned up io the lirowder mine, otBr Drakesrllla, Ky., io which there waa a $m (xplosioo yeaterday. Two meo were ? '.'ie buraicg Bholl mioe at 5> .uth BattOBfUle, M , which ia baileved to l ave beeo aet oo fire. Toe Caerrr, I !., miie ??R8 opeaed yeaterday after b ing ae&ied alace tbe exploeioo how ao^n lha 1 BO bodiee tup within can be brooght oot ia l>toble;n*t :<??'. A iRDlKti io J. V. Lincolo, preal deat of the Xttthcal Iadnstrial Trafic Leogue, who oo M )uday teatified befoiB tbe liouso committee oo ioteratate aod forelgu commerce, the average rall. TjHd tari- shcet is juat aboat aa iotelli giole to the ordlnary abipper aa tbe froot jngo of aC-ioeae oewapaper, and eveo tbe freigbt agent* of the roada tbat pnb Jish thu'ii ure unable to decipher their kicrcglyphie*. Mr. Liocoln alao defijd _nyoii? to fiad out from ooe of tboae e'eee'.a what lt will cost to abip anythiog frota aoy placa to aoy wbere, aa he aver.'fri tbey are absoiutely undicipber able to thr< unioitiated. It may l?e aaid tbat th? hlanbettlme tables which eome t'mes fall intothe bands of tbe ooioitla Bra cqialiv as bard to trace oot. A coTCJMPOftaav haa a cartooa oo ' t.rouud li >g Day." Tbe ahadow of a buge clrphant, beatiog the worda 'ic crtaaed cost ol living," baa auddeoly appeared co a wall in froot of a mao aod woman wbo bear the marka of a tietce atroggle fjr exiatenct. A frigbt eoed mcuse, rcprfaentiog the family in corre, ia io the bick grouod. Tbe ehsdow, iccordiog to tbe geoerally ac? cepted tradition, isomioous of six weeks m. rd of wiotry blasts whtn tbe ccal bin as well as tbe larder must be iooked a'ttr. From Washington. .rnrrawcndansa of the Alexandria Gaastte. The Sena'e today coofirmed tbe tmm ioaiioo of Royail E. Oabell, of Vir? ginia, io be Co-missioner oflottrnal Rsvenne. Once more tbe tarlffis to be dregzed fjnh into the light oi day,tbis t meby the laritf board, il Preaident Taft haa his way. The president has aaked fot $75, 000, in one of the appropriation billa aoou to be introduced, o enable tbe bjard to do tbe work. The proposed io vestigatiuo is to be conducted along linrs ou wbicb tbe tariff board is now at wf.tk. A comprehcnsive plau for a -cientific ir.quiry is bnng soiverf. The Payne tarifl law pro?ided such an in veail^atijn as Ibe prasldeot propcses, and its necoesalty, tbe president tbiuks, was aiequately ebownin tbe debste oo the Psyne law. The latest declaratioo from the inaur gents ol the U >use that they will un ? qaivocally support the Talt postal sav iogs bauk, conservstion. lntcrstate com merce and anti-irjuncioo bills makes the president, for toe time being _t least, the absolute msster of the republican party, and political ptoptiets are dec'ar tug today that he will sectira the passsge ot all tbe legialation he wanta before the roaes lloom. The only foar in the bearts of the administratioo repoblicaua is tbat some ol the quieted iosurgenls n.ay iret stirrcd again oeer somelbicg io the Hou'e and kick ovor ihe traces once more. The fact tbat agood many of thr insorgents bave made their tampaigns at home on an anti-Oannon platform complicates the Bi'.uUion considerabiy. of their oonstitueoctes she n'd get it ioto tbelr hiads tbat theee aiemhera are bBcks'.idmgor "playing ln" with Oannon, tbey might do a little prodditir from home which would force the now quies ceot ins_r_euts to again qaaah their teeth and make more (aces nt the apeaker. How to erp.ar ?? impiacsblc foes of Caunon and toe rolea and at the ssme time r?lain the support of the presidcut who "atan.-U bv" ihe speaker has been a very d'lheuit fcat to exocntr. As the sltuatlon now sfands the insor? gents have promiced the president to ba "good" until the end of tbe preaent session of Oorgress which is iqaivaleot to asyiog that tbey'll not tick op any more iroobln until after the snmmfr'a ronpressioDal camp.igo. After tbe next U u>e is elected neitber the prrsident oot aoy one elee except :?>peaker Oannon cares very moch how many brick* tlny tbrow attbe rulea, aud it the apeaker can allll sralng the votrn, he wont care elther. The only dlscor dant nota or.w lieird io tbe re|u'iiicau music hail ls the l( n 1 discord emaoaliog from the horns of the La Follette-Dolll ver-Briscow corner. If businesa Is ira! good next aummtr the admin stratlon is hopelul that the ccuntry will turn a denl ear to the progreaalvt a and send back to Congrcsa only thoae good iittle coogrrs. mao who keep their eyes on tbe conduc tor io ibe Whi'n Hoosr. Per contra, Mr. Norris msde a sUte meDt today in whicb he snid. "The macbine la trylng to ose a clob to get as iDto lino by tbrealeniog Ihst if we do not ceaao oar fight on Cannoo, tbe machine will bloek Ugislation and blame as. "We will not be clubbed into lino nor he put Into 8 fa'se position. As a matter ol fact the speaker's committeea have cbar_es oi legle'a'ion and have coi reported any one of these measarcr. Wby Mtl Th? apeaker controls all the committeee. If be favors tbis lf gislallon, wby don't hia com-ittees bring some of it out of their pigeon boles. The tratb is tbat the orgsn'?ation sees tbat it Ib compelled to pass gome sort ol prcgressive legialation and fs afraid to open the door to reaily good legialation. Ho they want to bold caacascs on tbis legislation and get us pledged (o certain billa that *?em to be prcgressive hut In reality are lull of vicious jokera. Tbat is the whole consplrscy und It will not bepntthroughso faras Ibeiniurgentsare concerned. We will not stand for lur |ng over the Ipgialative power* of ibe Hou'e to the rrpublicao csocus." The democra's of the liooso are plan nlng to roskeas'.eorjous tflort to amend tbe preaent tarifl Uws so tbat af.il food ) aturl will be placrd on the Iree list. This aoooooceroent waa made today by ! Mr. Ohamp Clark. "We woald have hrougbt llic mat'er up the olher day," , said Mr. Glark, "wbro Mr. Payneio-1 troducerl his bill f >r Ihe payment of gov ernment intl?btf?dnF(_ tc gold, but were given to undtn'And that air. Payne. would make a point ol order eaainst the move. The cbair wonld have been obliged to snstain the poict el order and j nolhing would bave been accomplisbed. At Ibe firat ravorahle opportanlty, how ever, tbe democrala intend to bring tbe matter np aod will endeavor to secure an open vote on tbe subjec*." Speaker Oannon ls smiling today, for ' be has delivered his mind of some burn ing thtit_htB oo uidesiranle clliz?ns, Including senaa'ional pornallstf, mack rakers, insurgenta, and rebellious minorltiee. Last eveoing at the batqart of the Loyal L'gion, he charged practl cally evoy niufortune tbat has come upon tbe conntry, from the civii war to : thr high cost of living, to the pernlcious "yellow pre?'," Wiih a wealth of vltupera'ion be declurd that to ihe ( newspapers coold be traced tbe murders : of Presidents LiocDln Garfield and: McKioley. William Loab, jr., collector of cas-j toms at New York w?b io town today' and had r?nauitations with trea>ury officialB and with I'resldent Taft. It is declared that his call al tbe White Hcuae waa merely out of conrle^y With Asslstant Secret-ry of the Trfaanry Cur tts he dlscum d among othrr things the new regu'a'.bos thst are to be isaaed re gardlng tbe eaa_ination of passeoger's baggage. As near a real wild Indien warwhoop as ten civilized bioox Indlans coold ne gotiate startied tbe crowded wa.tiog room of tbeexecutiveoffieesat the White Houae today. It was tbe greetiug ot ten Bfcui cbiefs to tbeir old encmy, General Nelaon A. Milea. Tbe Indiaoa, from the Yankton reservation in South Dakote, calieda: the White Ujuse to pay their resprcts to the Grtat White Father. They bad been con?uhiog tbe officers of the lnuwicr Department witb regard to tribal mattfra lo. e week or more, and were preparing to start fcr bome. As 'hey sat io tbe aoieroom at the White Mooia, Qspera) Milea, witb a committee from ibe S cond atmy coipe marched io. Qascral Milea waa in civihao drtae, lu tbelndiaoa recogniz d bim. Aa aoon ta be entered tbe to im be waa anrrounded by the hravea, wbo ? r-ook hia band aod groutcd tbeir pleas ure at aeeing him. Tbe Sloux called Oeneral Milea by hia lodiao nam.'? "Mato Ogb," .be "lijar Ooat." Gsn eral Milea and the Icdians talked over old tlmea oo tbe plaius fc r balf ao hoar. A formal proposition tbat tbe Peary Atctic Olah of New Yora nnd ihe N? tiooal G-ograpbic Bociety, of Waahiog too co-operate in ao txpeditloo io aearch of tbe Siotb Pole has beeo made by Commaoder Robert E. Peary, difcoverer ol tbe North Pole. Aunnancement of tbls fact waa made today by tbe board of menagers of the Geagtaphic eiociety. Cjmmander Peary hltnaelf will not par ticipate io the expeditioo if the plaoa raalure. Ihe iaanrgenta aituation in tbe Seo ate occopieel a giol deal of Preaident Taft time today. tbe atate of Kaoaas, hot bed ol ins-rgency ia guiog tbe preaident moch trcubie. Ocmmander Peary ia back io Wash? ington ready to report for duty at tbe hareiu of yarda aod docka ofthe Navy Dcpartment. Kear Almiral ii illyday, chief of tbebareau, haa haJ a confcreoce witb Peary io which the latter's Btataa waa diacuased, lu , aa yet, ro place baa been foood (or bim. Ibe Navv Depart ment ia just now in a quandary over placiog tne north pole dircivertr. tl ; is too n.u :ti out of tr<uch with iho work of yarda aod ducki to be giveo one of the mtM impirtant positione, and, at ihe aatne tlflBf, it ia not regarded aa fi'. ttng that be ahnuid ba placed in a ?ub otdinate one. Iksides, he baa on hand severat eugagemen'n which wrn'il bs broken if be retururd lo duty. Ii l ls awaitiog a sommona ,irom tbe aecrrtary of tbe navy to iiad ooj jatt wbat la to beppen to him. It m posatbto trat he Uiay be given furiher leavo of abaence. Senator Aldrich waa no the floor ot tbe ritjnate toiiay for tbe first time ainc? tbe Ctiriiitmaa rrceaa. Ue waa 111 from broocbial troublefor sometime. and then apent nearly |_o wreka in Fiorida rt cup?ratliig. Jd a health appeartd lo be compl.'tely restored. A committee frim the Natinnal Furmer'e Uoion, hraded by C. 3. Hu rett, presldentof the organi/.ttion, cailfd on President Taft today in reldtlon lo legtalatiou oo tbe ipieatlno of gsmbiing in fuiiirea. Tbe president talked with ;he fi nimittee on the sntject for aomr time, and expreesed himseif in favor of a law tba'. will prcveot apeculation in the neceeaitlea of life. Tbat the preaident may reaerve to the goveroment any public Unda, ia proposed by a bill to bc recimmend^d to tbe Benate bi pemage by ths commii tee on public Iand*. Tbe action of tbe comml'.tee waa taken ata meeting today l'he bill providea that the preaident may "at any time in hia discretioo witb draw from eettlrment, iocatioti, sale or eotry, aoy oi the pabiic lanaa of ihe United Btates aod reaerve tbe aama foi forMtty, waterpjwer, irrlgation, claaai ficadoo or other pabiic purposca to te apecified ln tbe order of witbdrawal aod aucb witbdrawal and rcasrvation aball reiuain in force until ravoked by him or by ao act of Congreaa. The acrretary of tbe interlor aball rep >rt all auch with drawals to (Joogrtaa at the beglnuing of th9 next regnlar aeaaion." Tbe bill is n nabatitate for the messure drafted by Sasrataty Ballinger. lie propoaed that the aecretary of tbe Interior be given ao-hority to witbdraw Iand paadlaaj actioo by congreaa. Tbe committee, nowever, deemed it beat to lodge tbat piwer only io the president. Tbere will be, oppoaitiofl to tbe bill on thr ftoor ol the denate. Aa excorution of the Unltrd 8tatea Steel Oorporation, and an arilcle laa<i ing the ebirtwaiat a:rikera of New York, ate among Sarauel G >mpers' contnia tiom to the Febrnary isaoeof tbe "Fede rationiat" pobiiabed today. Gompers attacka tba v..riooi argamenta advanced in favcr of tbe "ovarcapitiii.ation of Ibe ateel trast," acd eorea tbe receoil) inaugnrated "profit-sbatiog" scbeme of tbe corporalion. Tbe Uunphrey eblp luWdy bill, which represen'B the views of Preaident Taft on tbe aabj>ct, will be taken np for consideration by the Houie committee on m?rchant marine aid fiaberie? to morror. K?presentatlvtB of a tuuber of coromtrcial otgaolzstions will appia* before the ommittee in cpposltion to certain Eettiona of the bill.eepecially Ibe paragrapha relaiing to tbe increaae ai tr.nnape ta_es The Ooroptroller of t?8 Currener M-BV i- I h call for etateaientifif t-? eoodttl '? Ot n?'i<ni?l hanka ?t the closi cf bnaintu ou Monday, January H. The Stiae Still Felliwg, Psris, Feb. 2.?While the river _eine is still mauy fert aoove Ita ntrm&l height, it ia pructically witbin its old bed today. Tbe /all in the laet twenty four boars hss been li iocbes, the stage today metsuring 21 feet aod five incbes at tbe Pont d'AoaterliU. A fall of 1- inchfs is expected today. Tbat a scoorge of lypboid fever tbrea'ons the city as a rtsult of Its pollated watersupply was Indica'ed today by ssveral cases ol typhoid that aere njorted to the ra boritles. Tbe vlc tiu.8 bad bren ao engrossed io other fl ?od problems thst they had not lakea the precau'.ion of bolliug their driakiog water. Tbe health department Isaued another "hoil your water" bulletia today, tbcugh the conditions ln large section* of the city and ia maov of tbe saburbt make it almoat impcsslble to follow the In.iractions. Acute sufleriog still c?V.s in ratny subuibe, particolarly at Vtrnon, wbere tbe water ls eveo with Ihe secood fl >ors ot the houaes. The national road from Parls to Roueo ia submerged for most of Ita lengtb, Three days of vigorons wsrfareagainst Apacbes bas appreciaoly decrfaaed thr ir aepredalions. Namerous robberies are reporied but tbe tbieves are t?kit" greater csre to operBte in isolated s?c ttons and not to rua aloul of the author itiea. Americio contrlbotions to tbe relief /und will probably reach f 250,000 be? fore ibe week is over. Tney now amount to $lu0,0<.0, |1 $5,000 of whlch bas n'ready bcen tarned over to t_o iu'boritles by Ambssssdor Bscon. Ia additlon to tbis, Rodman Wana miker ao American milllooaire living ln Paris, has agreed to furnish a loaf nf l-read each day lor the next thirty days to every needy flood suderer. Tbe Regal Bhoe for men io aii tbe new issts caa he bad of Joho A. Mar aball <k Bto., i$t King street, The Le^islature. fcKSAT-, The Benate booj after npeting yei'er day proceeded to tbe bail of tbe N jnse of Dfirgates wbcre the ceremoniea ioci dent to ihe tnauguration of Governor Mano wtrebeld. Nobosioeasjwaa uane acted. ?Od At 11:30 the S^oate appeared, tbe members of the 11 >uso atandmg. The apeaker preaid-d over the joiot aeasion, assialed by tl?tor E.hola, preaident pn> tcm. of tbe Bena:e. Cleik 13 oker called tbe roll of tbe Seoate, Clerk Wiliiama perfoimiog the a.mc duty fnr tbe Hoa?e. At the conclasiDn of tho governor'a inaugoral addreaa tbe jiint aaaembly aod ihe Hooae adjuurned u noon today. No bilia were introdoeed aod no real busi ocaa of any kicd waa tranaacted. TIJK GOVERNOR'B ADDBKS3. Ah atsted in tbe (J .z?tte of tbat day Judge W. U. Mann wa< inangorated govemcr iu Kichmood yeaterday. Ihe Bible opon whicb Jadge Mann was sworn waa farnisbed by bimeelf and had a book mark which desigoated ibe ooe bundred and twenty-filth psalm. With bia hsods opon tbe worda of tbe P*almi*>, "As the moantains are aroand about Ji-rutnlem, eo tbe Lord is routsd about his people from bencefcttb and for ever." G>v. Mann took the oatb to faithfnlly diecbarge the duttt-a acd re sponsinilitlei of ibe r.ttice of governor. Tbe Biblo nsed in Ibe qaalificaion of the lieutenait governor waa tbe time aa tbat oaed and preseo'ed to bim four yfara tgo when he firat a*eumed hia pr--sfut otfice. H > btought tt with bim. G-vernar M?uu'b inaugural measage to tho general aasembly was scven neaa paper ccluoina in lenKth and contaiced d tal!ad reference to ? wide varitty ol mattern ot pabiic intereat. (' irametidiog hia adminlslrstion ?o the fa?ot of beaver, be ofJ-rtd as h a firat BBIfks to tbe eummr.iiwealtb a plta for !he Btatb'a tendercat care for survh iog Oonffdt-rete vetcraca. "Familiar wit-i every aeetion of tbe atate, and with our preaent rottood u! saaeasirg and collectlng taxes," the mes aage aaya, "I venture to aay tbat no more importnnt qMBtkw tban the tqaallsa tioo of taxea will coua before our general BBsembly." Among the governot'a obaervationa are the following : "Joa: now tbe impoitant queatino to be c:insidered ls bow to secore, a proper and rqial MMBSBMl rfproporty as a baais for ttxa'ton doriog 1911. Wi onght, for tbe present, to adopt the beat available plan which will enable oa lo acsomplieb tbia reaalt, aad Ui'-a create a tix coBomisiion, if it aball be deemed ?.ec'tsary to study tbeaysiem of taxalion ia this and other states and perraaently adopt that syatem whicb promiaea tbi best reaol'.i. "After the aiseasment of this year, while drprecating, unle?B absolutely neceaaary, tbe creation ot new efficea, and bigbly commending our houored aoditor for tbe admiraole adminiatra tion of hla most important office, I think a commisaioncr of ta.ea abould be ap pointed aa a permantnt officet of tbe goveroment, charged with tbe duty of making bimeelf familiar with every aee? tion of tbe atate, iia properly, rcsoarcea aod intertH'.s, aod eattblisbfng io every couoty and city a basia of assessraeuh conforming to tbe reqairementa of tbe cooatitution, aod also cbarged with tbe aoperriaioa of all ofScers of ths govf ru mi nt whote dr ty it ia to ssseas aod col lect taxea, and tbe eatahlshment nf s uniform syatem of ac.cnnting tbroogh oat tbe htate. "I rcspectfuliy ?w>gest to the general Rssembly tbe neceasity for cbacge of thr lawa controlliog the cltioa of tbe atate, po as to siropllfy and make mcre t-ic.eui thrir goveroment. "Toe preaen: ayatem i3Cone.eded to b* cambsrsorae, e_p?naiv?, ao<l In ov.nv resprc'a ireflc'eat. The functioua of manicipel goveroment ere mush more largelyexecative andadmfnlstra'ive thaa legislatlve. Practical exprrience bte demoastra'ed the difficulty, If not 1m posalbilitly, of aetnrini??H-ctive, prompt and economical admluiitration of moni clpal slhira by th?menns of oumerically large councile. Tbe experience of many ci'iea ot the ennntry aeema to prove tbat Bmrtll governlng bodies, gtving practi cally all of tbeir time to the afliira 0/ the rity, with ditect and easily aacer taiced reaponeibilily to tbe people, for blah ihe eimplra. and mcat aatlafactory forra of goveroment. G iverr.or Mano toactedes ble mes sage witb a revitw ot what temperaoce lettialailon has already dnno for Virginia under the "Mann" and "Bjrd" lavaa and add>: "I slmply reiterate my etesdfaat op p-sition lo ihe taloon and my coofiJence tn the people of Virgioia, wbo have the right to ?"it!p thi. qaeatlop, as to ibem sbsil seem bes' " He clost-B with an sppfal to the iegialature and tbe people to stand io gether and all work for tbe progrcss and glory of the com-onaraHh, OOI/JNEL HAL3EY. Mr. EJwin A. tJaltey, of Waahington, has been sppointed a member of the stafl of Gjvernor Mann. Mr. Halsey la ai? ?i'tant aoperioteodent of the rferate press gall?ry wbicb position he haa moat satisfactorily filled lor a nambrr of ycsrs and will djttbtlesa perform b.s new dotie* as crdonel equally as well. U< had valaable military traioiog at the Virginia Polytecbnic lostitate wbiie .. sladant i_e.e and la well _o.alifitd. fur a position on the governor'a stafl, Io askiog Mr, Halaey to accept tha appointment, Governor-ekct Mann stated tbat he was desired not only lor service on tbe s'.ttf, bot for cnnauliatlon, when occsshn srises. Mr. H?i?ey is a nephew of Senator Daniel, of V.rgin'a, and a brother ol D>a P. Halaey, s'.a'.e seoa'cr from Lyncbbnrg MysterlousPoliooing. Waahburn. Wir., Feb. 2.?Tbe iu tborities here staried aoiovestigatioo to? day ol tbe mjiteriooa poisoning of Peter Bebraote, his wife and fire cbiidren which was fc'iowed by an attempt to b.ra their home I^?t oight. Mr* f) hraale waa dead wben fcand, one child has aince died and three other cbiidren a;e in a crliical cocdition. It Is believel some one gsve all tbevictima polaon and then believiog them dead, trled to cover up tbe crime by C -ing the hoase. Playing with a gun, a 6-yesrcld boy, shot snd kiiled ble graodfstber, Tosam Ltfar, aged 70 ywrs, at EHarwood, Lt, Today's Telegraphie Newu Trouble Between Torkey an J Greece. Consiaatinople, Feb. 2?Ibe Ju - kish ministtr of fcreigu aflairs nas to? day iostructed to warn Grecce ihit uoitea ber preparstions lor war Btoeped immediat?!v. Tnrkey would coosider them a c*> n? belli aad take the cllsosUe againat Greece. Tcday's diapstches from Oraece say that all avsilable reserves are belog mobilixd, indepcndent r >_i__oies are beinE orgatmed in the villagts aud sufc ecriptioos are being raiaed to sarp rt thes? irreguLr baode. Tbe Greek govrmmeot is reportrd to have ordered 200,000 military nniforms. While it is not believed bere that Ihe four powers that until reeently ao'.ed as the guardians oi Orete, Russia, Eogland France and Italy, will permit the pres ent embrrglio to srow Ioto open clasb, Torkey is procerdiog oo the toeory tbat aar is ini vt.able aod is alrtadj getling ready to meet both Greece, in case the latter acctpts Orett's delegatee in her new parliameut, acd Bu'garia, which ia again Inlhmed agaioat Turkey. That Bo garia is plannlrg some mili? tary coup in indicated by tbe calliog ol her reaervea for their acrml maneuvera on Febiu iry 28 iuslead cf Marcb II, tbe di'e lirst nsratd. Tu key is oot at all averse to a war at tms time, aa the alministration be licves that a Earopean plot exists to diicred it and hnmilate theYouog Tarks Tbe Yi uog Tu'ks say they aro glsd oi tbe opporiuouy to arsert their power, even thotiiib lt involves a war. The moat actlve military preparatiors are buing made tbrougbou: Turkey, the flicieocy of the army orgaol.itiou great 1/ surprirtioe foreigu diploma larkey look* u,?on Orttt's dtteravna. tion to send deputiea ro tbe aew Grecisn parliament as a direct rapadbUloa ol ii/. rainly. ,C*aa Tbrowo out of Court. London, Fcr. 2.?Judge br Jobn B gfcam, of the rrobats court, pracMca'ly trrew tu: of court today ihe lnmous riickviHe p*erage case," wbereby 1". aaat ti nry S.ckrille Weat, eon of the la t Lot- 1/nr.ei Sickvilk-West, former mioiiter to Waahington, sougbt to ao qairo the titia aod eatate lett by bh tatber. Jadge Bigham, on the streogth of ;vidence preseaied by Sir R.bert Fin ley, said he waa aalidi-d that Jo*ela Di.ran, the b'panish daucer und motber of tbe claimant, whira Lotd Sickvilf was sa'd to have aaarrted aomotime bt taeen 1SG3 and 1867, while attached to tbe Eigiith lrgauoo at fcfetfrtd, was matrted at the tioio to An'nolo de Ltw* live, who died in 1888. Sr Bobert also preaented a doenment wricrn by L>rd Sackv.lle on September lt, 1881, declarlng thst he wa? never married to Jcsefa Iiurao, having ad rnitted the marrisgo io savo the name o' the woman, and that tbe claimant aod ihe live other cbiidren b^rn lo him aod Juae/a were illegltlmatr. Turkey and Russln. Teheran, Feb. 2.? Persian govern ment tlRcals are today esiiufird tbat Penia will be no bett?r th.tn * Boaeiaa provinc.o witbin b year. Tba rrcent dla patch of three strong dctachmontB of tbe Crat's soldlera to Absr, tho ??tropolla ol tho provicco nf Karadngb, for th? I alble pnrpose of checkiog the depreda r.ocs ol the nottnons brigaud, Rahlm Ivtan, haa conviucnl ihe aatboritlea ba Runu has taken another aod dttisive step in her programm" nf arnorbiog the shah's ooaotry. Tbo r;nl porpoM ot th: tatest Rimiin invaslon, of-Otala believp, is again to re-eatsblish Rihira in order thst Kusia my have an excus': for re taining aa armed ferea t>t A&ar ao I kerpine the province anrier Rusaian con trol. It is R-Mtmed here lba1 Reseia if acling with Eogla-.'d'a unctloo, Ot ta takeoadvaotageof E-rglaod'a invo'vment in domestic political problems. All np peala to tbe Muscovtte l?ga'.ioa Ltre have gone unaoswered. The Navy Scandal. BobIoo, Feb. 2.- Fi?t demal by Pay manterti. P. AulJ, whose coart-martia! is In progrcas at tbe (Jharlestcwn navy yrrd here, th:it he had Btltnk Dr. IvJ *arl Oowles at a navy hop; hla declnra tion that be h&d orderrd Dr, Cowles from tbe danca because tbo letter ral been pursoing pretty Dorothy Hesler, of Obkago and lin revelatton that to M.BS Margaret AJB?S, hostess at th" dnnce wbero the trouble occurrtd, wh*re tbo .er.attiona at tod-y'a bearlnit of tbe nsvy acaada1. All the evideoto m the case was preaent^d t-day and ad joornmnnt wrb taken t:!l tomorrow, when Mi j ir Lsocarii wiil argae for Auld'a arquiUal. M.sa Msrparet Amea testilied tha! Aald on tbe night be said to bave ?tia^ked Dr. Oowles was very much Bgitateri. .Sbe auld ha was not under tie icuueoca of Iquor but tbat be was uot quite himself. B-ia.on, Feb. 2.?Whon the Anld coart-martlal reaasemblec* ht the navy yard tniay Paymssier G. P. Auii, who ataried the fight with Elward 8, (Jowke at tbe navy jatd dacce whicb rriolt. ed ia tbe preaent araoda!,w8s oo baud to take the a.aod ia bia owo defeoie. Not inmtur yeara have tbe ioner most aecreta of Ihe ' ruliug a?t" ioaide of the naval circie here been ao ruihkae ly exptasd ta ruolic gos?:p, and it a predicted that pnvate feuds are b?irg laid tbat are likely to bave a detrimen. tal efleet oo tbe service. / Little jsslouatea bave beeo unco7ered and it has beeo ahowu tt..'. !_a navy yard cf5cials and tbeir wivea bave in dalgod in goisip abcut each otbrr and each other's frieoda to ao extend bardly oelievable. it ia ondera'ood Ibat tho iftBatloa wbether Dr. Oowlea, wbeo ordared by Aald to leave the dacce, ralled tbe latt.r a "contemptible car,"tbos atart:og tbe free-for-all figbt, ia likely to heo-e,i tbe pnn'j npon wbich tbe verdic'. of the eoort will hioge Atlacked by Strikeri. Valley Falls, ll. I , Feb. t. - Wom? en and cbillren employed io ihe Tiifon cottoo miil htre were e?sall-d with a ahower of stooes, brickar:dr.:h?r_iis?i!p>' wben tbey atlempting to eoter tbe rclll gatea today by a gtcg o! abtu'. I t men ?nd womfa wbo bavo been oa a a'rlke about a week. As a icaali of tbe mill riot the police were harrieJtothe acene. Oficcra Liltlefield aud Parker were both kuoeked dowo and trampld npon wbile attemptlng to make ams's. epite tbe fact tbat guna were drawa hud ssveral shota fired, the police aocce*ded lo coilariog ooly two of the riotera. uith anlocked op. i < News of the Day. Joeeph G. Watera, for many years a promiaeot Georgetoao boaloeaa mao, died yeettiday. IheOenesee Hotel, at Laroy, N. Y., waa paitly wrecked and 21 peraooa were hurt by a natural gaa exploaioo. Mra. Pbillip VV. Webeter, 42 yeais old, of Nisgara Falle, yesterday gave birtb >o ber tweuty-aixth child. Bbe married at the age oi 16. Fire palrs of twina and ooe set of triplets were io chd.d iu the nutnber. Dr. William Peon Oompton, a well known fbyaiciaoof Waabiogtoa dropped dead yeaterday afterooon wbile caiilog on one of bis patienta. Dr. Oompton was 45 yeara old,a aoo of the iate Baroea Oomptoo, ot Marylaod. Ioapector Henry G. Beyer, or Sur geon Cbarlea F. atokea will be the oext sorgeon geoeral of tbe Uniied Btatee uavy, accordiog to tbe present lodica tiooB, to auceeed Admiral P. M. Rixey, tbe iccumbeot. Tbe latier's termexplres on Saturday nsxt and hia aucceaeor will be named withia a few days. Henry V. Wolfl, a city cooncilman and clerk in the Smtbero Railway office ln Looiavllle, Ky., choked to deBth yeaterday oa a piece of meat which he waa eatin? at a luach ooonter io a bbIooo. Mr. VVon* had takeo but a few bitea wajn be grew black in tbe face -.nd fe!l to tho floor. A pby> aician wss ca'led, but Mr. Woifi was dead beiote tho doctor arrived. 8 >pp:.r. combining both t-acking and ObkUaagB bave d<;eo accorded Pr.aident r?ft by two cancuses within tbe paet 31! bonrs, oae by the fngbteaed Hoase regulsrs from New Yi rk 8 ate, the oiber fr ra the ii ,uae "ioaurg*nta,"who attdinine eena- of entmies only by miplied-usp cloo of the liou sty of th ??dmiuia'.riiti'.in'a declared pu pos-e. Botu caocona,htwever, avoided taklrgacgrea ive posltloaa oa tbe aubj ct cf cbacgiug tbe Htuso rules. Life?aaverc watcbed all of yesterday lo vaia for the crew of the tbree-masted schooror Fraocie, which weot to pieces nn tbo Bboalt betwceo tbe Oape H dteras aod Big Kinnakeet life-aavbg i;iatloor. Tha; oo dead budiea were waahed np oa the beach is probably dae to tbe fact Ibat the meo fell prey to the riveral achoola of maoestiog aharka *hicb are aaH to have Infeated the watera of Oape lia terai withia the pasi week. The firat eongressional receptlon since the tslahliahmeot ol a oew regime at the White Hi uta, heretofore one of ibe mo?t ovrrcrowded fuociione of tbe winter, paaaed ioto history last oight with ooly a lew more than 1,301) gujats. Ia addl tlon to the leaders ol the two brnaes ol Coogre8s and many of tbtir foltowera, there were preaent to greet the presideui and Mr*. Taft theambassadorB and mio Istrr*, nccompained by th'ir fami!ies,the - ii preme Ooart jui'.ices aod a oomber Irom reeideutial clrcles. The banking house of Fiik & Rob ine.on, of Now York, promioent am i | the h< m ies dealirg in goveroraect, B'ate and city bonds and other invtstme:;t uciri'.ier, lalled yesterday. The n.m's - nt.tives said the liabilitieB were approxtaaataly $7,000,000, of wnich nore tban $1,000,000 is rinsecnred The liabilitles are thtis grea'.er than ibosr* of any other private baaking houee which hss srspended since a long time antetlatlog the panlc of 1907. Tbe lai'ure wss dae directly to hr-avy onder lakinga on b-balf of the Bjflalo aod Sorquehaona Railroad eyslcm. A- the meeting of the Naw Yi.rk Bitird of Aldcrroea yesterday Alderman Nicoll cffared a rtasltHioa aod ordinauc? ii nding lo do away with a atrenuous Foarth of July. Ia tbe resoluiiou be says thst by reason ol tbe meacs em? ployed to ccramemorate Indepeodeoce Day it has becjme a natiooal evil; that mtny persons are killed aad mai.ed by the uorearictf J aud csreleas oae of Urt" w r.s and Grecrackers and raks that the rul.s committee appoint a commit t*e of rire rnembers for ihe purposes of devlsing some mesns to commemorate tbe day ksa dangerous to life and prop ettf than the manner in which It is now observed. 0 0. Dickinsoo, dcraocrat, was e'ected to Ooogre-a yesterrlay io the Six'h Mi?sonri distrct by 2 500 to 3,000 ?sj irity over Phiilips Griflith, repab lieaa, No repnblican gains are re pirted from any republican prscioct. The 8 xth congressiooal diatricl's derao cra'ic majority haa oever been leas than 1,500 aioce the present diatrlct waa formed io 1901, except io 1004, when ihe repnblicao tidal wave redused De Armond'a majority to 1,011, Tbe dem cia'lc snd repab uan coDgreasioosl commlttcea sent ooted speakera ioto tbe diattie! ia tbe campaiga jast tloseJ. A sweepiog iovestigatioo ioto the io ereaaed cost of liviog to be condncttd by the ways aod meaos committee of the UoQ'eof Hepreaeotatfves, ls provld ed for io a reaolaticn introdoeed by Eepresentative Payne, yeaterday. Tbe ranlatfoa empo-era tbecoruaiitiee to ad minlster oatht, employ cxperti, aeod for pspers and persoos, and hold meetinga snywbera io tbe Uoitrd B'atcs. A Ui.rongh aod far-reacbing investigation ofthe 'beef trnsi" is provided for in a rea lution alao introdoeed yeaterday by Kenreaentative Ooodry, a repubiican member from Miaaoori. The reaolation ia drawn io draatic terms, and spprc pnatea 130,000 to be uawl in getiing at: the facts. Kepreaeotative Foelker, of i Ne* Yoi., intmdaced his bill plscing j beef, matton, lamb, pork and' other! tneata on tbe freo litt of entry ioto this lOtry for a period ol one year fnm enacment of tbo meaf iitb ioto law. WITEN BY MADDOG. Aooe, aged nine, aod Siphie, aged twelve, cbiidren ol M. Delmaa, of Man aaaas, were bitt;n by a ui.d d g, Mon day Vterooon, uader peru iar clrcum ?tances. One of the cbiidren, whea near the postcfficf, tn ber way home, waa bittea on tbe left band, and tba other, while oo her way to acbool, was bilten upon tbe right hand, tbe bltn being more severe than tbal ol hrr sister Tbe two points aro at leaa: a _uarter of a mile apart. Mr. Delmas pur.aed the dog and after a few houra diligent saarcb, succeeded io locatiog and kllliog it. Mr. Delmas haa takea tbe girls to Washington, whara the Pastenr treatment will be adminiatered. Mr. Delmas took with him alao tbe head of the dog which ho will have ex araioed for rabiea. Several Hogs in Manansai known :*. bave been bltten by tbis doj w./e promptly killed. Tbe Market. Qaomtowa, D.G Fab,a flheaUiu-lH, Virginia Xews. Attorney General Wiiliama yist idty appoictsd W. E. B.bo, of Loali', as aa aiatant at.orney geoeral. U. F. Colemao, the Norfolk and Western t legraprt operator wbo wta L ind tied at t'.ie station at Elkios, haa coDfeBeed tbat be robbedtbe casb drawer and then tied himself, and was oot at tacked by robbcra. A dccree was entered lo the Lisr and Eqalty Ooaurl of Cicbmood yeat?r? day eppoioting Ttiomss VV. Purcell, frmerv htad of tbe firm ol Parcell, Lsdd c\ Oo., as recriver for tbe firm of T. A. Mill.r, incorpora'.ed, prcprie.'or of a drog s'.ero at 519 eaat B.-oad areet. Io ihe Oircoit Ooort of Warwick coooty ytstorday Jadge Thoroton quasb* td tbe prrcredlnga ioatf uted by New. port News for theaunexstioa of territory io E!:zibetb Oity aod Warwick couotifB oo the groand tbat ootica bad not heea legaliy acrved on the Boards of Baper viaore. Ibe deciaion tiea up the aooexa tioo for ab: ii . six week*. (ioveroor Bwanson taid yesterday tbat be bad no pabiic statement to m&ke oa letlrlog from cffice, referrirg evory'oos to bis iMOtd aad ta the progreaa tho state baa made io the pait foor years, Us and Mrs. 8*anson left yrsterda atternoon for Washington, srhere tbey will be gaests at fie New Willard botel for seveial days. The faneral of W. IJ jrbert Asshe/r_ t^ok place at Baldwlo Bidge Oborch, Faaqaierc uoty, Monday. Bev. E B. Hioks conduced the eervicea. Mr, Assheton is sarvived by hia *idow, who was Miss Wbeelwr'ght, ef Ba'timore. He w?? ihe aoo of the U'a Oapt. WiU liam 11. A?Vieton, of EogUod, w_o cime to ibat place in ISTOaad booght a fiue estate kaowa as B>ck Bpring. Property belonaring to th?? privafe dnckiogp'u aofGsorfO J. G'jOld end William P. Cljde. rt \\ick Bsy.Princet* Aooe c.u'tv, has bjaa wrecked by resideata of the coonty, angsred by lba posted watnitgs on ihe millionairea* reservatioo tha; no cu ining by oataidera will ba allowed. K.-?id?nta of the cryn ty have always ba i free acoesa ta tba grnnnds Oo Mooday nlght all Ibe boa a at the Ba?k B-y Citib owoed by Gcu'd were sook. Othai dfpredationa bHva> occurred nighily for tbe psat week. Oaa? of tha men placcd on the Goald property* as a gasrd wss shol at twlee Batorday night, and be tbrew up tbe job. SYSTEM A lBAVEtTY. Ia a Ivoc?'.inA tho need oi aa eg'.lcul* tarsl colleg? ia connectioa witb tb.e pub? lic scbools of the ttita before t'je mid winter aession of tho Virgvnia Biate Farmers' luatitote yestrrdav ia Rlch aood, several apeafecrr, inc/odiog men.'* bers of tbe legialatare aad Baperintend ent ot Pabiic Instraction Joseph D. Egglcstnn, ?iated tbat In apite of what was being done >he pabiic school system was not accomplishiiig theproper ref.olta in this atst) or, for laat matUr, ia aoy part of tbo United S a'?s. eeoator OtiRrlea U. G.avat* ebarac'^N ll I ir-o system a tmvisty oo educ? tion aad E^<!et oo ipoke iu Ue ?am? veio, aayiog ibat tbu eoaotlf schools te? aod elsewbera w r .,?. kiod of imi tations ofthociiy sstioo;a. T jey aug* ' plaos wheriby ia co operation witb thd ichoots, agtitaUara ctald bo aystem?tie&)ly taoght, which met with lba heir'y iodorseraeotot tha ejoiire coa veolcp. Ia hisrp-Hi /or tba ysar President Werm relaad Dav;a trtated tbe nioat iicpor'.'^; ejaestiona now beiore tbe p >>y, |-jyi.-g par ticolar atres lo? -applyiog ibe farmers of t e ? ai.j nitb iiroe f:oan tbe B'Bte quatries at p *c ieWly the 00M price. Ho go: bis 14m fiom the Btata of Ulioois, wbere t_3 plaa of workiog coavicts in llme qiarrles fcaa provtn moat soccessful. A re-olntioa waa paea ed aekirg tbat be Itgialatore paas a law aecoricg tbe oecteeaty quarries ta< be worked by coavicts. The cxrcottxe commlttfe re-electerf the followlcg olBcers: Pnsidenl, Weal morelacd Davla; vkv pfeaiiieDf, Joseph A. Torner; trensarfr, James Beliwocd; secretary, B. Morgan Bot-pherd. Peters borg *aa Bilected aa tho pkce for hold log tbe next aummer aession. Wedding. Loodoo, Feb. 2 ? At the pariab church in Koe'tate, Mis? Osrolioe Aator Draytoo, graod-daughter of the late William Aator, t d*y bccame the wife of William Peiliip., firat tscretary of tbe Anoerican EaBBwaOf. A aimple aervice marked the wedding aad only & few inti mhto friends aod relatiVfj were preaent. Miss Draytoo was g'ven away by btr father, J. C lenca.i Draytoo, who divorced tbe BTioVa motber in H96\ Mra. Drayton subseqaently married <ieo,. Ogilvy Haig. Tbe wedding waa performed by Oanoc Edgar Sneppard, chaplain co tbe kirg, j assisted by ihe vlcar of Roegate. /he j bride wore a weddiog drees of pl* a j sa'in, a nerk h < ol [? nrls, tbe fclft cf her . fither, beiog b.?r chief ornamrnc. Rallroad Accideot. Ciocinnat, Fe\ 2 ? A liremsn waa killed aod thr"" were woanded in k i l'lltlmore r.nl Obio fr'igbt and big foor freighi colliairo a; Wimoo Place, near bere tbis raorn;n \ R-alinK, : I?? h. 2- Eogineer Galhrle aa fatally aod tbr?e other train. menstrkuiiy irjorod todry whtn the milk train on ibe WillmioBton and Oolambia tiiviar1 ot the Rr-adiog Rail road ran into an nperT^witcb ln the (Joatearille ysrJa atd collidsd with a Bwitcb togioe. Sudden Bliadoe.B. Miooespol.s, Mine, Feb. 2. ? Ai Ibe reiult of % sudden frignt .non a awiftly elosing typewriter desk, Misa Curistmo Oanfield, a stenogrBpher, 21 years rld,. has been blind aincd laat Fridsy. Oa tbat dav her deak atsrted rolu atartff to cloae. AQticipsting (hecrasb, MifsCao held placed ber bands over hrr eyes. The desk bsoeed al u and Miaa Caofield took ber hands cfl hrr eyes?to strang* dsrkness. A Iccshu-geon belieres Mi-? Oanfield will recover her sigbt gradoall? Kumorej Salea af VVelli-Far. ) Hold ir?s New Yr.rfc, Feb. 2 Mtough the rumoM ? I, Wall atreet givea cr?dei?e -. ih- -i-iei.M ikat the fouthern Pacifcc kesaold itaatoek hcllingsin Well*-F*rgoA Ciwnpaay th? t.reat vtVataia Kip-eaa lif, There ia a!?> roaaon I* nelieie. brokar* < e? olar?, that tle Rarriman .-ntj ba* ?.*o?c> it* inta.-est-j in Svells ? Lad rr-For solid comfort, wear tl a Rad 0 o*a Shoe. John A. Maraball A Bro,, 422 Kiog street.