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MONDAY EV^NiNG. FEB. 21, 1910.
A atad ia tbi 0,sr.te ol tiat day IhtRisoa rai;-livorce bill wbich wia paBi.i ry tbt B nate recsntly and wblch was un Friday favorably repottedti Ite II mewltha eugar coatd ameodmert, arhch piBCticslly meaot nolhlog, waa kiiled oa Bttu Jay by tie lower brat ch byavoteof&3 to 16. The Hoase dd wHl io actting all over Mr. Riawtll Pags aod biscommt.ea oo courla cf jm ica aa it did. He koew ,tbe bill wia op?J8^d by a largo msjirit/ of the goid people of thefitit)? men and womec? ye. he pereisted in upbohling it aod at taaapUd to force ita pasasge. Tbeoppr neata of the bill based tbeir attacka oo tha bcliel tbat tbe paessge of the meaa nre wou'd create a new cauae for divorce in thia atate, wcu'd act aa an inceitfe for desertioa bv a l uaband or wife, and wonld tecd to destroy the bomee. Mr. 1 _g?, howover, ^issented frcm tbia view, aod asid that in bis c.pinioo It wbb a bill ln tbe l:t>reat of cimmon homaoitv ! Mr. Oioke ln oppoaiDg the bill BBid tbat ? here was to be f uod before the ltgisltv tire ooly a paJ atioroey askiog for tbe passageof thia bill. Tbis atioroey ad mlta tiat It is doDe for the beoefit of tbe gunsy party. OootiouiDg Mr. C> k> aaid la*yers had tald blm shat the word "may" lo relereoce t tie graotlog cf 11- fi al dlforcB ay-ul 1 meao "moa' " j^.ev? , h c mni tiee has > ca ,. ., a p, t -. *nd ba* aoiei-d d t ie bill. Bnt, ho sa d, it was oo betier, in the opioion of eminect lawyers wto bave examioed it. Tbe Beotimebt which bad beeo aroased dariog th- pa.t ten dsv3 wa? ton great, aod ihe roaj r ty lor killing the m? aaore waa overwbelnc iog, as it Bhonld ha?e been. A DIBPATCH irom Oairo, Illiooia, tc da ib.b all is qatstlB tbat ciiy. Cn Thireday Mgbt b nub Burrouuded * jall Wbaretwo colored porse-Boatchcrs were COafin"il ii ihe purpoae of lyocbli-g the pri'ocer*. Tbo membera cf the gaog deS:'?i Ibl h Iliera oo j.tnrd when UV latter were ordered lo fire ir t i tbe wr.old be lyccbere. Oue volley wbb eufficiept. Th9 BpltH uf mob law which wbb u? to fever beat io leas time tban it takea in tell i'. bad falleo to z?ro. Oae man was kil ed *od a rtinber wcuided. It la lo be Hgre 'ed tba: it is at times oeceaaary t xeaort tj rujb drastic measorea in order g r'j u pesre, I ?t, like tbood'r ?,tor aa, th y pi'i'y L'-e atmospber?. Tbe cspt io oftae compaoy wbich wasgutrd in; tbe j-i! w-sevidety a discipie oi Napoleoo Bi~i>pa;t.. It will be remem bered tbat he discbarged a volley of grap9 Bul caaniater into a Paria mob, aod the hlatorian aigoificaLi'y obiervea "and tba revolut on waa over." Oap taln Waduell, at one time ln cbarge of tha OoDfedrrale croiser Shenaodoab, io the li t Bf years of bis life waa in com maod of ihe Marjiand poliM navy. Tbe oys er war came oo aod be etarted alter tbe law-Srakers ioaa-eamernpon which waa mi n iltd a caonoo. 11a overtook Bome bcalfl wbich were eogaged io the war aod ordarad them to heave to. Tbe cai t tfca paid no at'.ett on to Waddell. U - diacbar^ed hia caonoo Ii t > tbe nn t, killing g-rne ofthe crewa and Injorlog otberr. Tgo newerapera of that c"ay teraely observed "aod iheoyater war waa over." Ia tbetiree csaea oited sbove tbe right men were in tie right piacea. BpiaKK- B__I> i- ihe fchun of Dek gat^, ou ?:titday, (,fl:red a bill profic Iog for the iospectnn of all kerosene and otb-r illamioaiiDg oila aold ia this aUij. Uad2r Iba prov s ous of Ihe bill the atalo cirpi.-a loncariitnit'.oe ia to appolnt ao oil iQBptct it, who ia to bave bbbIb; aota, inclodmg a cbemitt. A tax ol ball a oeot pergalionia to bs charged oil cjmpaDiea to pay for thia. Tbia in crtaa; ia alaaed at theStandard Oil Ootn pany. Thespeaker s?ems to look nct beyond ibe end of bis nose Id tbia ma'. ter. Does be not see that if tbe Btate j uta tbe t x on oil the oavnera ol the oil avill aimply ralse tbe price and then the peo? pla will pa? the tax. Bilthe preralllog idea with mauy of tbe preaent legialators la "the peopla he d?." Mr. B/rd haa become occ of tbe moit ladical membsra cf tbe lagtala u-e and with snch a radical at its bettt', but litlle cao bs expected oi tho b dy. Foua pdmlDiatralion meaiures, it is now taid by Mr. Tuft's friend*, are at i ured cf p?38age at thia session nf Cosgreas Afier c^nlftences with ssoators and rep reaentatives oa Sasurday, Preaidect Tsft tild calitrsthathe felt cc-rtaln the amend mrnta to the interslate csmmerce act, the poetal saviege bank bill, the anti ipjuac'ion propositlonsand the atetsbood bill will go tircugh. The aitoation now aeema to portend tbat the Alaaka legisla tive c.uocil bill, the federal incorpora tion bill aad several other meaiures de aired by the president will either fall by tbe wayside orb? laid uoon tbe alielf for another time. Evec t ie I ur mesanrra meotioned above maygttaway fron M'. Taft befote be kcows it, From Waahington. tCarraarpendenae ot ths Alexandria Gasetie. Waahingtnn, February 21. Ba_atOt Tillman continoea to improvr. Hia phyBkians a?y tbeparalyals ia much less thao yeaterday. Hla mlnd ia very clear aod memory excellent. Tbe ?_> look 1b more eocooraging than > t any time sioce bia illneas begao. Seoator rjmlth at noon today vaa re poit-d to be lo a satlefactory cooditlon. He ia now conaldered well on tbe road to recovery. Repreaentatire Perkioa, tbe republi? can coogresamao from Bocheater, N. V., ia very Ul at Girfield Hoapltal, (uSeriog from a bladder trcuble. Ibe temoval of tbe body of A_ba*?a dorNabaoo of B.-szil to the Ms rbwer baa beeo postponed becaose of tbe fal' nreof tbe Braziliao battleahip, Miuas Gera-a, lo put in ao agpearance at Kor folk. The body of tbe late ambaaaedor wbb to have left Waahington today for Norfolk to re placed aboard the cruiBer North Oarolioa for the foyage to Bio. The chargea broogbt again t Gj_?I' eioner of Labor Netll by Thomas B. D*wley were atampted as "abaolotely ujf uaded" by Seeretary Nagel today. Dawley charged Nelll wltb incomptt - teocy geoerally and wbh willfu miarep. resentatlon of facta io woman and cbild labor inmtigatloo now being made by the labor bureau. Tbe Alabama State francbiie tax law waa today declared nncomtitutlonal by decleion of tbe United Statta Supreme Ooort in the teat suits by the Scuthem and LooiBvllle and Nashvllle railroadr. Tbe judgement of tbe oirooit court of ibe Uoited States for tbe Arkansss district io dlamlaaiog the suit of the W. U. Telegrapb Oompaoy agalnst the state to enjoln enforcemeot of ihe cor ptiratlon tax law passed May 13, 190T, avaa revtrsed by decision in tbe case toiay by tbe Sapreme Oourt ol t ie United Statea holdicg tbe atatute nn constitrlonal. That Frederick A. Peckharo, Mosea Haas and Theodore il. Price, thrae ol tbe partlea ta the famotn "coltmleak scandal" of 1905, moet facs trial fcr their alleged participatioo, before thf cdi-ta oftheDi trlct of Oolimbla, was the declaloo of tbe U. -. Supreme Oturt tod>y. Pratt'cally all of the claima of thf St t'Of Weft Virginia io tbe famoos t uadary dispote ol tbat Oommonwealth ? ih the Bta'e of Marrland, aa <n ownei abip ot Preetio c-ooty, W?st Virginia, were t >day au t.ioed by deciaioo of tbe Jijpreme Ojort. A delffcat 0D ?f Dfgroes ?f 'he varinus Oongr.'fBii.oal dhtricta of Ketticky, aaked PresidcDt Tafi t idsy to appoli t ilbert S. Whlte, ol L-iciaellle, a nrgr > laavyer, as mlnisier lo Haj T. The dele gatioo was preeenied bySenatorBradlty, The atate <f Minnesotiis winner ln the ittll ot Ih9 Qreat Nonhern and otber raUroads to teat tbe groes earnings of 1902. This is the decision of the U. S Supreme Ooort JuBice Lnrton, tie oeweit member of tbe U. S. Supreme Out t,today reodered bisfiM drcislon aa a member of la* h gbest c< ti t Ihread tbe opiaion o< tin cotr. ii tbe caseof tbe comptrullerof G?orgia Bgainat the Ge< rjla Bailway snd Bioklng Oompsny, bold.ng generally ln favor of tbe I tt r, lo a auit over tbe aorll'.atluntf ibe G'orgla Stan law ot 1903 t ixing cotporr t oos on the Bum al? leged to be In excess of i-Tcitnumt ovrr pa.t of tbecap t.l atock. The oorporatlona ol tie country ba?e deciared a war againit ihe CDrpor?tioo tax, and Preaident Taft la beiog made t_| b-tt of tieir attackson tbemeasuiea. The corptra?e iotertsts, besidee their general at'.ack agaifit ne publlcily feature of t U law, have ioaugurated a ov.vemer t hckiog towsrd the repeal of the entire meaeure. Aa a prellmluary aorimsgeto the batile royal Bepreattti tlve ftterllog of Iillnoia today preaeoted to tie preeidett a la er algned by 30 corporat ons doiog bosmeBaln Bloomlog too, Illiuola, asktog tae preaident to rec ommaad to OoDgresa that t ie law be kllled. Deepite ihe oppoa t on to tbe law wbich haa developed ail along ibe line, on tbe line of the coiporation, t'ae president steadfat y niaiotslns tba: the law shoold be "given a chance." Be Ib prepariog t > make an a t mpt to Beonre ao appropriatioo of $50,000 n make cpeiatlve tbe poblic.ty ftaore of the law. President Taft will Bpeod Washington'a blithdaylo New York Iia will leave WaBhlDptio tomorrow moroing, and reacb tie metropills in the af terooon, golug to the bome of hia brother, Henry W. Taft. Io ne evenlojr, he wiil a.teod the diooer of the Socittyoltbe Oiociooatl ofNew Jersey at tbe Pbza Hotel, wbere he will to tbe [iiastof hooor. The prealdeot will leave New York Wedneaday fcr Newark, wbere be wlll address the Newaik B'.srd ol irs-b Wednrsrlay aft ?rnooD. He wlll re u:n to Waihlogtoo Ttn'iday morolng The qu atl n of b iw far a state raiy grt In compslliog railroada crosaing tbeir bordera li provlde lacilltles for passcn ge a, was decided lo tbe U. P, Saprenae Oourt today In the caai of the M ascurl Pacific agaioat the atate of Kaoaas Tbe decialon of theb'upreme Conrt today la tbat the order mutt be obaerved and opholda tbe s'ale's cooteotloo. Tbe Arkansai St ti law provlding for a cbeitar fee for forelgn corpon t'oos be? fore permlttlog tbem to do boaloeas in tbe atats waa yeaterday afterocon de clartd ii iconatitutlooal hy tbe Soprerae Ouuit, three jiatlces dieieodlog. The anit was one bnogtt by the Wemrn 0 tion TelegrapbOompany to t ?*t ihe law Theappeal of the II nnis Diatilling Cimpany. of Baltimore, from tbe decls ion of the circuit court awaiding the City of Baltimore $21,697 damages for non-payment of city taxes by the com pany, wbb today diamissed by the l. S. Supreme. Court. A decision in the tohacco trust case wss not rsndeied by the l. 8. Supreme Court today. Warnlng to Prlace Nicholaa. Vieooa, Feb. 21.?Pricce Nicholaa, of Oreece, who waa en ronte from el. Pttersbnrg to A haoa 11 ettetd a conocil of the r iyal fatnliy, waa lntercep'.ed t - day at Trleate by a dlspatcb t illlng him not to come to Athens at thl* time. Tbe mtassge indicates an ontipectcd devclopment in tbe Oreek crisls, bnt whtther itmeaosthat Kiog George bas gaioed conlril over tbe army league aod haa decided oot to abdicata, or that tbe prcaeoceof NicholaBin Atbenawculd add to the danger confrooting tbe rojal famlly, ia not koowo. Beveral Vieooa papera declare that the r-call of tbe prloce wasdoe to the kiog'a determioation ti abdica.e at tbe eod of ne week. Standard Army Shoea for men. The moat comfortable anddnrableahoe made can be bad at J. A. Marsball & BroV 1 422 king Btreet, The Strika in Pt llsdelphia. Philadelphia, Feb. 21.?Duriog laat n'gtt'a rioiiog twer t/ policerr.en aod x.ver fifty citizjus were icjared. Over a Luadred arrtsis were made. Oa the Lsocaster Averus diflaion pollce are hanrfliog t ie controller under tbe directinn ol the oot -u >1od motormeo. Shortly nt-reight o'clock tbia incrr ing rioiiog waa r< uoaed in s-verai sec tiooa of tbe city. Io responre to not ealls pollce soppreaaed tbe dlatorbaoce before aoy real damege waa done to tar* or crewa, Today'a rlo.lcg began witb sn at'ack oo a car at Keosiogtoa aod Lehigh Avt Bii'8 wbere a mob, usirg bricka ?nd cobblestones, broke every sriodow in "he car. The whicle, manntd by foor pr> licemen protecling tbe crew, carikd no psBsecgers. The police cbarged the erowd wblcb disperatd withtu foititr t.aible. Two passengera were eeDl to tbe Epi? cjpal Hospital aa the renolt cf an attack oo a car at Oambria aod Kensingtno Avetuj*. A mob of more thao a th m and broke all t ie wiodows of tbe vehicle, t re away the Iron gatea, attacked tbe pasaeogera aod crew. Molorman, coc ductcr aod piaseDgera were drsgged to the b riets aod besten. The mob was oot dispersed uutil a riot call had seot to tbe c t/ hall which brooajht reic menta. Later in tbe day the police bad to nse their clubs on a crowd which ?'tac*>< ?wo cars at Keosington Avenae aw*i Umtiogdon street. Althcogb both vthi clea were filled witb policemeo, tbey were stooed from the a dewalk and from tbe roofa of bousea uiiil forced lo atop. Cara were beirg ron at more freqoei t iotervala lo thia aectioo, bot carried iew passeogera. Drlvers ol wagona are ald iog tbe r'otera lo obatructlng tbe t.-a.ks. Philadelphia, Feb.21.? The attempif d lynchiog of a mttirmsn by ao inftiriated mob ln KeoBlogton, shortly before ooon t :day, reaolted ln the Irjurlng ol fo ty ritt .ra by pollce who rode down the mob. lo aoawer to rbt calls. Io'iiriated sym psthifers, maddeoed by tbe imporlatioo of atrlkf-breskere, attacked a car a' tbe rrroer of Keoslogton Aveoue, aod D .t'eets, dragged the motorman aad c>n c'utfor from their po*t?, polled the fmr policemeo guardlngthemcfl tbe car, and wbile a numbr r beld the cfficers 11 .art rao the mtt irmao to a lamp poat, tbrew * rrpe aroood his oeck and were on the piiot of lyochlDg blm wbeo he was rescoed in a tbrillinsr traoner by moutt f? pollce Lieotecaot rtylea. B--aten ottll he wbb berdly able to staod tbe moior mau pleaded plteously with the mob to spare hU 1 tf. 8ykes, lo answer 11 the fir.t rlot call, came daahiog artiiid tbi corner, and rfBliriog ths etrlonsness ol be si u?tioo, charged bis hr.ne rlirec;l> It 11 the croad swe| t It back 11 foll *p"*d GrabbiOo' the motormao as he ewej t by he dragged bim eeveial hondred feet witb a eluch oo bis coat collsr aod ts.io hurled bim eafely ioto a clgsr store. Tbe mct irmao, aeoi..osly icju'ed, was after aards I tirried to a boapital. Ihe crowd tben tt acked thecrnductor draggiog him ti tbe aidewalk and trarnpled tina L t > noconsclonsoesf. He, too, wsa removrd to a hospital in a aei i u i cood t op. Tbe ilotera tben attacked the car aod wrccked it beyood rrpair. B; tbls time the secood riot call bad been sooodcd aod reservts swooped down on Ihe mob itj..riog forty of tiem, three of wbom, it is fcared, will die. Tweoty arresta were mtd?. Dniiog the noon hour workmeo oi the fl.ldwio Locomtv vn Worka made bi tacka oo cara of the Fifleeoth atreet lioe, Maoy of tbe cars carried women paaseo gerr. Two ot them were stiu k with bo <) aod bricka toro from tho pavemeot Policemeo witb drawo revolvers mouot cd ta tbe roofa of tbe cars cVlog tbe honr. New York, Feb. 21.?Aboot 4(0 motormeo gitbertd here by the agents of the Poiiadelpbia Rapld Traoalt Com? paoy have left for Philadelphia aod be? fore the d?y la over It ls expected 400 more will be aeot the Quaker Oliy. The agettiof the compaoy expect to ih'p 2,000 itrlke breakera lo all. Wants Justice's Tongue Curbed Bo t o, Ma?r, F<b. 21.?ADgered by it ncmet t? made by Ju-tice W. 0. Walt, of tbo ruperlor Ooort that uaior iem by cbeckiog apprett ceship io Maaeacbnae 11, was rcspocBlble for n u I. of the !aw bresking of tbe state, tbe Biaton Oentral Labor nnion tcday de maoded of GivernorDraper a curb np in the cflendiog jarlita tingue, At it? metting the uaion paeaeil a rrao'u lon cf proteat whioh waa today transmilttd to the State House, Fightiag lo India. Allahabal, India Feb. 21?Newa of severe fight n? between the several thousanda native revolution ?ts tbat one practically beselginj; Jsgdalpur, in cent ral India, ani the troops tbat are being rushed to thescene.are ti;omentarilv e_ pected. The troops are armed with ms chine guiia snd havel een orderedtoaup presstne revolt at aiV coi . So far the deftnae of the city has be?n in the hands of 120 police ani aban ltiil ot s. 1 liers, who have engaijed the rev?;lutionists in a nnmber of stnall fightasnl havekilled a namber. The uprising ie taid to be dtie to the oppreaaicna of the Jagdslpur Kajaa. President Taft delivered a blow st aof frage in Ihe Dialrlct of Columbla la'e Silurday afterooou wben be addreeaed tbe George Waahington Memorisl Aaac clatlon at Oontioeolal Hall. "Tbe city of WashiDgtoo ia a oational city," aaid the prealdent. "I koow there ara ihcee wbo llve lo tbia clty wbo lhlok that lo scm? way or otber it has a legal qmlity ao! tbat they, beiog free-boro Atnencan cit'z'ns, (1. jht to be glven an oppcr tinliy n vo:e. Wel I don't Bympe tbia> with thst feeltog at all. It tbey waot to vote they waot to move oot to Marylaod or cut to Oinoinoati, or out to aorae otber g'ol piece." The prealdett, also tbougbl it was fooliah for womeo lo want tD v t > in the Dia:r;ct ol OMumbia. ThA me<t ng waa beld to eropbaszs tbe prr j >ct for t ti ldlog aa Immeose menso rial hall oamed aftir tbe firat president and S.'nitira Lodge and tiirttn, acd Justice Barlan, of the Supreme Court, also made addr<issr?1_ New York -tock Market. New York, Feb. 21.?After the early irregn!arlty a geoerally week tooe dr veloped and at tbe end ol tbe firat bonr prices of a roaptity of both Indoetrlala aad rsllrcads sho?cd losses of from one totwopdot?. Tbe Londoo market wia oS. Io the laat balf of the foreoooo tbe market ahowed a firmer tooe. The Duke of lalleraod and Sagan, fstherof PrinceHMie de Sageo, buibaod of Anna Giuld, died io Paris today. Tha Market. Qaergatowi. D. C. Fab..i. Wksat Ud-Ue I Todaj's Telfgraphic News No State WleV. [Special diep.it _ to ihe Alexandria Gaiette.] Blcbmi-Dd, V\, Fafe, 21. -Tue houte committee oo privl'gea and electiooa tbia morniog rtpoited the S.rode 11 at? wide ecabling act with the re:o_menrJa tion th-1 it d >ea oot paea. The act on of the cou.mittee ia oodcritood o bave been slrnosi u lanimoos only ooe mem? ber favurlcg tbe bill. Today* act on ii regarded aa a aet back for the bill which however, will go to the fltaacn commit? tee before it cotnei up fot diacuaeioo and actloo oo tbe fljor. The Biitiah Parllamcnt. Loodoo. Fer>. 21 ?Tbe third Parlla meit .1 Ki?g Edward'a reigo, which lo formslly a>sembled oo last Tuaeday, waa "opeoed ln stste" thia atarooou at 2 o'clock. Added to tbe oiual brllllancy of the iccaaion wbb a feallog of aop prcaeed exciteoeLt dtie to tbe moraeot us pr blems tbat confront the new pariiament, io the handlirg of which tie utmott diplomacy wlli be reqalred to prevent a speedy diaaolntlon aod anuber ^fut-ral eWdon. Everyone waa settled down wben a htnh anocuiced thearrlval of tbe Prloce aod Pilnceaa of Walea. The ae?embly rote to Its feet aa tbe coople advaoced a few paces, bowed and mcu ited the a.eP* ,1 tne -ias t) seat* Oo eltber slde of the thronr. At 2 o'clock the pirsalvantt and turalds, le.di-g tbe royal prooesainn, Hit.redtte door to tbe tbrooe's right, All rcB?. Followlog the portuivaota andheialds eame tbe offlcera of the royal nmeOold. Next eame the klog aad iptto, who bowed t> the tbrone, bl cended the diaa aod took their eeata. As aoon aa every one was reaeated tbe lord great cbsmberUio aent Black Bod, _dmiral Henry p't 'pbeoBOO, tasummoo tce O'jmmons to hcar t ae klng's speecb. The commooB, w.ti tbe speaker a their head, aoon appeared 11 the othoi ud ol tne chamoer. Then the lord bsocellur Bteppcd forward and, koeel ?aj hel re tbe throoe, baoded to thf klog a pritt d copy of thcrjyal speech oomloally prepared by the king hlmself, tttt reslly the work of his mloiBiers. Tbe king immedht ly begao t io reading >l tie documint. The speecb concluded, t .e kiog arose, gsve hla hand lo the qaeeo acd deacended tie steps of tbr uro ie. Foilowed by tbe prloce aod prlnceis of Walea, they marched out, tie spesker and couamoos rttiroin, limultaneously by another exlt. Parlia aoeut, which haa beeo Mtaillf transnet mg t u ii ne aa since the miudle of Febru irr, waa now formally opeoed in b; t ?i ii m. The debt j oo t ie addreai to be pr s nt-d to tbe king la reply to hie ?*afe was Immediately beguu aod tt 1! oontinuai. Kiog Eiward failed to cot the g liao koot in h!s speech and by bis indcclslon has preclplta'.ed a crlsla be? tween the llberals oo one slde aod thi Irish di t joaliats aod laboritiis on tbi otber, all tbree psrtles suppes^d tt forra the mlolsterial coaltloo, A ready the nationallsta and laboritlet bave warned Piemier A qu tb that n leas be givea them poaitive aaaurancce to tbe coi.irary, tbey will not soppor the liberal program but will force the cabioet'a resigoatioo aod aoother elec tion, Iheouly refereoce made io the speecb to the prcposal to limit tbe power ol the lordi waa the followlog "B9cent experlecce dlaclcstd Berhni difficultlea dae to tbe recarring diflireacea of opit ioo betweeo the two booaea. Legls'a tlve propoaala will be c<it forward with al! convleot apeed t) dettno the relatlon* il the two hooici of Parliamen aod to letu-e the nndlvided tuborlty of tb; commoos in ma t ra cf fioaoco and their predomlnauce ln legialatioo. Theae ooeaeures, la my opioico, acd ia tbe opinlon ofmy adviaore, ahonld provide tbi t the Hi u ie of Lo*ds ba ao consti1 utao as to exercise Impartlally Ita fuittlooa of leglslatlve Inltia ion aod revieioo." A) a whole the king'a apeech waa a diaappoiotmeut, etpecially as ooe of the greatest aodiencea tbat ever gathered in the H^aaeofLorda chamber was prea? eot aod wbb aoticlpatir^ Bome siirriog Jeiiveracccs oo tbe king's paii. One HunJred Peraona Drowned. Londoo, Fab. 21.?Approximately 100 drotined have slready been ac cr u t d ln the serloui Saturday's and -uiday'a atcrm on ibe sea aod aloog the coAit and tbe Hat is beiog added to almoat bcirly. N.i /urther lidioga have been received of a large unldeotifiad etesmsblp sighted last cveolrg ofl Oil Oralg, Sootiand. aiir wbb dliabltd aod driftiog ooribward. I is feared that ahe baa been Icst The d&magfl oo land wlll ron Into haodrads of tnoostoda of doliars and ex teods generally Ibroogbont Eoghnd. Telrgrapbic comn u ilcatioo is badly interrmt d, esptclally w!th no.tb Eag. land potn'.s. For aeveral hours today r.omaiiaicailon wiih L'.vtrp^ol waa cut I, ____________ The Suspected Murdcrer. Atlantic Oity, N. J , Feb. 21.-D; spite the fact thu bla brother Orvia irimtta that Wililam Seyler waa cn Yonog'a pier with Jane Adams only a short time before sbe disappeared, Wil lUm Seyler, alter a aeventy-two bour letawTOpt on by tbe police ioalata tbit Orvia liea. William declared be waa not on ibe pier wlih hrr aod defies thecfflcrrs to prove that be kntw aoytbiog aboat tbe maooer io wblch she csme lo her dealb. FH.ht of Uotsl Oflcsta. Plttabaig, Pe., Feb. 21?Guests at Newell'B and the Antl-r ilottl were for ced to flee lightly cla 1, after having been aroused by pclice aid firemen eaily today when tbe two hotela were threatened by a fire which swept eigut floors of the Sctimidt building. Tbe fire is satd to bave orginttedon the st;ige of the Family Theatre, a vaudeT'.lle house, located in the rear of tbeScbmidt building. There were a hundred tffices ii. thebu llingai.l <a:h suifered from fire anl water. The ioaa waa $109,000. Premier of Egypt Oaed. Oario, EiyptFeb. 21.? BaUroeo Paah Premerof Eg?pf, died tiday frcm the ibrea tu'let wcuidi lifiet d yeat rdsy by Ibrabim Wardaoi, a leading meoiber of tbe Bccitty that is aeekiog E/yptian iodepeodecce thrtu jh terrolat mttbode. There are leara that Bootroaoo a saa sioation may preclp ttti aotl-Eegileh dis-rders acd the ??oopa io tbe btnacka are belng held In readineaa to aoppitaa tie firstdemocsta'.ion. TLe Ejyp'.ian premer was ahot tbrce timea yt>t rJay by a itudeot, wbo said be draired to avenge acti 0! Ihe govern ?ni The Legislature. No lees tban ooebuodredand two new allia made iheir way t > tie desks of tbe elerka Saturday, tbst aeicg the last day f.rihe utrorJu t'oa ol new measare*. ftaiity-nire of thiee wer? 'n the Senatt; tae rtma'cder io the Ihoie. Few ol t em were o'|l_poiunce, themsjorit/ be iig lccil or apecial bill". ~i:.\*atf. Beveral minor billa ware paaaed, aod a number of othera advaoced oo ueir re sprctive reading*. The bosineaa of tbe ?essitn was dall aad uilnterettag. There was no debate on the t jx qaeatiio, the Klrg bill belng made a special order for toda. Favorable reporta were receivcd on the Sale bill ti make giving a cbeck on a baok where the maker bad nrt fnnda larceoy, and on tbe bill, prevecting the retaotion of a right of way by a railroad corporation after a ceitsln time. The tax commission bill waa aet aa a sptclal order for Tmaday, v heo a vcte waa agreed ta be takeo. The following billa tben received the fical approval of the Seoate. To reqaire the payment of all taxea oo fuods held ln t ust when they are tranafered by the fiJocary; o provlde how a tax deed may be aecured lo tbe case of delicqoeot lands; to amend tbe law in relation to school tru t.?ee; to r^utate ths practlce of chlropactice; to requlre t-.e repoitlng of caaea of |iofectioua and daugerous diaeaaes to boarda of bealth; t> amend the aox locorporating tbe town of Falla Ohnrch; to fother amend the law relatlve to school aoperlnteodeotB. AmoDg the billa introducel were to authorlre tbe connclls of c'tiee and towna aod the aupervlaors of conntiea la which ao liceaae to sell ardenl rplrita Is granted to prevent the briogiag into said cities, towna and couotlea any la toxlcatlog or alcohollo I'qaora aod to poolsh auy expreas compsoy, common carrier or aoy peraon vlolatiog tba pro visioDB ol this act. Ajolnt rwo!tit;oo propoaiog amendment to aection 170 of artlols XIII. of the conatitntion and providiog for pobliahiog aaid amend? ment and certifyicg the aame to tbe oext general aasembly; ti amend sec oo 3G80 of ibe code with releieace to rape and in ptinlabmeot; to amend aec tion 4079 of tbe code ln refere>?*e ?_ medlcal atisudance, aiedld^-g andcloth iog for indlgent -;'?0nera io jsil aod aoalysla '._ pohon csbes; rrqairing the board of mpervlaora of each ccnnty, aad each inember tbereof, witbia ten daya after notice from their clerk, aa hertioafter provided, exsmloe the per *ooal property books of the several rommUalouera of tbe revenne and the interrogatoriea in the hands ol the tcveral cowmiasionera of the revenne tnd to report therenf to the Oircalt Ooart of the aeveral coott ea for actioD thereoo; to amend aection 609 of Um oode, commisaiooers to extend tixea aod laviea, compensatiun therafor; lor the pnt action of eubcontractora and owners; for the protectlon of tbe public health and to prevent frau 1 aad decep tlon in the msnufac'nrer, aale, and baviog in possassion, witb itt 'ot to sell, of adu.lterate or deleterlcua ice cream; rlx'ng a standard of batttr fat for ice cream, a_B.;to anthorlxa and empower tbe atate corporation commission to cloao or diacontinua any prlvate dock or wbarf aflected with pabiic ub3 or eaaement in certaln cases; t.i *tipulate what ahall coostltnte a full crew ou par ?eoger and frelght tralna in the atate ol Virgioia. nouai. In addition to disposingof the divorce bill, aa was atated in the G z;tte of Sa' arday, tbe Honse aettled qulto a Buabri of other mittera. The hotel bill waa jiiaaod with bnt few oppoaiag vitr, and uow goea to tbe Senatt1, where percnaace its eigbt-foot sbeets will appeil to those tenatora who hareatoppedat aome of the hotela in the atate at wbich the measure ia aimed. Tbe liouse alao took ita final action Id refcreoce to tbe propoaed amendmen'.a to the atate conatitntion, which ware first acted on favorably by the last legislature. Thia la what la knowo as the eoabling act. Provlslon ia made for a vota of tbe people on the qoeallona at the next regu? lar election. There waa oppoaltion to the enabling act on the part of only a few members. The amendments to be thoa preaented to the people are: To allow c i/ and cr uniy treaaarera to succeed themselves iode&nltely; to allow city aod coanty commlasiooers of the reveooe to bo elected by the poputar vota and to aac ceed themselves; toextend the time of Beasions of tbe general assembly from tlx y to ulneiy days; to provide tbat bills need be read io fall only once la the leg islature, lostead of three tlmea, as at preaent. A matter eame before tho Uoaie ia the form of a Senate amendmeot to a Ucuae bill concerolng the choice of pub lic Bchool teachera. It was iotended 11 allow dlstrict school boards to etnploy tbe brother, slater, wife, 10a or daugbt-r ol a momber of the body tu itacb a s^co1, provlded a petition wrre prv aetted asking for such ac'ion by fcutv. fifths of the patroni. Such pttitlon would hold good roronly tbe achool year. The amendmeot waa repcted. Wbst ia known as tie "mental ar gulah" bill waa reported favorably from the llouse comm i ee for courta of p. ? tice. Fortone telllng received the diaappro batioo of tha House committee on gec ?r%l lawa, which reported favorably t ae Uarwood bill breaktng ap thia practlce for pay. Ihe bl 1 prohlh.t'ng tbo employmert of toys or anexperlenced p?raoos aa rallway telegraph opeiatora w?a repoit d (r.m tbe committee oo roade and ir t r nal .avinaiioD, with tbe recommenda tion tiat it do nct pasa. The commitee oo Inaaraoce and baoking rrported the bill forblddicg tie issoaoce of chartera to banks with leaa thao 110,000 capital atock. The Hi ae agreed t) the s.-nate amendmeot 11 the bill a'hwlng the cl-rlts < f c< urta in ceiuio conntiea and citiea 11 coliect tramfer feea of commls atooera nf tre reveoue. Tbe H i;te paaaed the bill regalatiog the ruonlng at large of certain atocks. It als> paaaed tbe bill regulating tbe practxe of medlclne and aurgery. A bill waa offered by Speaker Byrd, provldiog for tbe loapectioo of all karo seoe aod other lllomlcatlog o'ls sold in thia atate. The corporatioo oemmisaion ia lo appoint an otl loapector, wbo ia to bav* aaatatanta, iocludiog a chemitt, Tods/ray the expeaaee of thia work a cbarge of balf a cent a gallon la to be made. It la qnlte evident to the lay mlod t ist io addiiioo to payiog the ex penaea, such a tax woald yield ao ioc meaea) raveoaa p tbe atate, DBY GOO"S Woodward and Lothrop. ANNOUNCE FOR THIS WEEK THE TRirtieth Anniversary of the Establishment of Their House. Attention is also called to their formal opening of select?d and completed importations for spring and oummer, 1919, of Women's, Misses', and Girls* Suits, Wraps, Costumes and Blouses An authoritative presentation of high-class apparcl, showing latest European and American ideas in Imported Costumes and Adaptations For Afternoon, Evening, Street, Churcb, and Visitiog Tailored and Demitallortd Suits for street and evening weir Cbiffon, Silk, and Lingerie tBlouses for .formal and informal occasions. We Also Sliow a Splendid Collection of Misses' and Girls' Garments Includins beautiful sp cimens in Wraps, Dresses, Coats, Party Frocks.&c , of rich cloth", piques, reps, linens,&c , for formal aod all informal occasions The assemblage as a whole is the most impreosive and intereat in_ we hare ever shown, embracin?, as it does, a most comprehen sive asvortraent of ready-to-wear apparel in both tropical and me* dium weights. Your inspection is invited. Arr.ong tbe billa Intrcdaoed were : A bill to provide for the retiriog of ceiula officeri and employes of the conimon weallb oo batf pay for life; coocerniog railroad companlea In wbich, cr ln tbe atock or aecarity of wblch, the common wealth (inlttoan name or otherwia ) eirectly or lodirettly, owns, poasetses or is enlitled to any propritury rigbta or fotereit ; to rrqalre addu ooal license t .xea to be paid by all t aveliog oirt" )t>g and carnivals; to ameod ebapU' 267 of an Btt to provide for tha p.-ment of lioecaa tax for tie ea?-';o(|jon of ,? m0T. iogpltiu-e t_?*_IDe, phonoiraph, etc, when tb?? ^j^ 0# _d_iasloodjea not ex t"ia tbe tuoa of 10 cenia; to amend stc ilon 504 of ths code relative to tbe coo tetiti of the peraoaal property tax book; to regnlate the sale of pit-oleutn prn ducta med for tl'irninatiog pnrpoaea; t) m.tborli? tbe S:ate Oorporation Odmmls atoo to appoiot oil iuapectors and otber agentr, aod to raise reveoue to csrry cut tbe prvotsioua ot this act; to license aod r _u'a'e tbe lunaing of actimoblles, looomobllea and otber vehiclea and cioveyaaces. whoae motive power ia other than aoimal power, aloog and over pobllc hlghwaya of thia atate, etc.; to provide lor tne eleit on of achool tror t ea in the year 1911, aad every four yrara tbcrealter; to rrqalre all railroad compaoiea whose cbarure rrqalre iu:h compaoiea to take ua or aet down paf aengeia to :u Qll Ihe t >rma of itejh char ter; u make it unlawfu! for flra loaor ance companica, liceneed tj traoasct bualuees in tila tttte, to charge a rate on property In tbia rule io exceas of the r< t >s cbprged by each compaoiea on the ?ame class of property in the Oistrict ol Oolumbia, or in any ttite arjjiiniog the state of Virgioia; to ameod aection 3 ot auatt to provide for tbe ex.enslon ol tbe corporate lire'u of cities and tcwos; io prohlblt nayors of oltles in tbia atate; who receive aalarles, from collectiog fees for is uiog warraitior trying cases; to amen l an rct approved March 15, 1906, en.ttied ao act to provlde for the conaol idatioa or anncxatlon of c t ea. Virginia News. Ohia. M. Ohiiamore died of fuber oaloaia Saturday, near Whlt-a Poet, Olarke ccuoty, sged thirtyone years. John H. Graber, a oative of Baitl more, bnt a reaident of Wlncheater for 30 yeara, died Sstirday of Bright'* dlsaase, aged 53 yeara. He waa an ex part itine carver. Mra. Bettle Keot Harrlaon, wife of Judge Geo. M. Harrlaon, of tbe Gonn of Appeals, died tn Richmond Sonday of poenmnnla. The body waa taken to Stauton for turial, The Virgloiao Fu blieblog Oompany, of Warrentoo, F. L. Poindextir owner, bss been declared iuaolvent. The paper will becott.nnd by W. C. Marsball u 11 the property \\ dispoaed of. The Bev. Oharlea E Woodaoo, rec'or 'if Sr. Peter'a Episcopal Church, Nor? folk, bas reeelved a call to tbe Chorcb of the Good Shepherd at Oolumbia, 8. C , and, it is belleved, he wlll accept. Fire In tho basemerjt of Ft Pml's Episcopal Ohurcb, Norfolk, last night, tbrea'.eoed ti deatroy the hlstorle old house of worship and created inteose excltement The rjaaaage, howevrr, ifd oo preveot servicea beiog held laat oight aad wlll not exoaed $600. J. A. Tlnden, blghwayoao, and Jamea Myera, aafeblower, foogbt lo tbe tnbertuhaie hospital at tbe penitect ary fa?ni near Bicbmond Frlday oight aod Tioden stabbed Myera ti deatb after having beeo badly beatea with a r-oker. Tbe qaarrel waa the revlval ci a gradge which origioated between the two men before >aey were convitt'd. Wbai appeared at first to be a most aamatonal featu'e of the seasion of tbe Hoose of Delegatea on Situ'day was a statemeot made by Mr, Joboaoo, of Kuisel coooty, 'bat he bad beeotrtred $40.0 to vote for tbe Rison divorce bill. Oa belngqaeatloned, however, Mr. Job_ aoo rxplalned thet he bad not meant to obarge nte_pt:d bribjry. A client had aaked him to vote for the bill, aod ha1 said that II It were pssted aod be ccu'd sccure a divorce uoder It he wculd piy a fee of f 400. It waa a tranaactioo between lawyer and client, Oootioolog tla right ro tbe Sta'e Biard ol E.'uiatian, Mr. Love oa Frlday laat cil.red in the II BM an amendment to tbe conatitntion atriklog oot tbe aec tioo apecifylng the cnmpoaltion of Ihe Stati Biard ot Ec'uea'.tan. He anbatituaa a aimple paragraph il itlog tbat tbe ed ucatlonal afiaira of the state sball be under the cootrol of the goveroor, tbe a'tnrnejgeueral and tbe anperinteodeot of pablic iostroctloo. This was tht plao uoder the old cooatltn'.Ioo, aod Mr. j Love's idea ls to make all tba membera j of the bcard directly ameoable to the ' people by election. Biafcop EarlCranatoo, of Waahiogtoo, dedicted tbe new Garrttt Park Metho. dUt Episcopal Church, Monroe and L<_lnt: o atreets, Baltimore, yetterday aflerocon. Tbe haodaome alone edifke, conatiiuted at a cost cf $50,000 waa tba 1 aseoe of aa almoit couttaot atrylca tll dij yesterday. _?__ CKXIUS. 39c and 50c Colored L-inen Suitings 15c A YARD 140 pieoss, bonght at ^a great saerifice- -ia fsct, at about ooe-tbird actual value. Our oustomerashsll reap the benefit, /or we have pUced on sale 5,000 vards Imported Llnens, io etripes aod cheoks, of white. blsok, blue, brown, aad green on grounds of light biss, pink, Copenhagen, brown, lavendar, and, nataral; the much-wanted f&bric for women'a and children's suita. The like in value sel dom ottarjd. Think ol it'. At times th, tarifl alore on this cloth would coat as niuch as we ahall aslc you for this lot. No mail or 'phone orders fillet or sent C. O. U. News of the Day. Former Vce-Preadent Falrbtnkaoo cnpled tbe pnlpit ina fierilncl uch yea? terday. An alleged p'ot by ex-presld -ntOastro'r frlends f> ov*rihrow f?p preaeot V>ne /neian po 'rrnmrnt waa dlBCovrred aod many arre ta weie made io Oarausa. Forlha firat tlrre lo many yrars, Ice formed lo the golf of Mexlco.on Friday. A drop la tbe tmperature io 24 degreea above zaro waa reapooslhle Advlcea from 8 u*fleid?,NicarBea?,say tbat the iosorg nta had driveo Geoeraf Vsiqutz from his poaitioo near Ssn Vlcente, the Americao scoots taking a leading part in the actloo. Ia New York oa S t irday eight counterfeirrs get ja.il Beotences sgjre ga'.log 150 years and flnesof 17 GOO.Lopo aod Morello, tbe lead r?, g tt og thlrtj five aod twentr-five years, reipect vely. Mrs. Carollne V. Minea, wldow of Oo). John F. Minea, hetter koown to eluJenti of old New York tbrough bia volumea, icider the peo oame "Fe ii Oldboy," died aadd?nly yesterday _hd3 iog tt her home io Wsshington. Mrs. Mary OUherlne F.un'alo, formerly of Woodstcek, Va., was foood dead lo b'd In W^bingtio yeaterday, her death reealtlog from ta?e?t disesse. She waa the widow of a Ooofedenu* aoldier. Half cr*/. d by driok aod domra'io troublea John O. Gargan, twenty-aiz yeara old.of Bonklyo, ooSatnrdav even log abot b!s brotber and his fatbi r in-lsw io the s ilooa of Jnaeph Keta. Ga'gso bttampted lo kill bimsilf, and wheo tiat fatled be trled to eacspe, bat waa caogtt within a few blocka cf tbe aalooo. He is a clerk in a scu fa Brooklyo rr.pt walk. The caae for tbe proaecot'on la tbe Btllioger Pincbntlnquiry baa pract'eslly been closed. Wben the comml tee ed jonroed Stt-irday a't?rnoan a< tli Fr day uext, Mr B.-andeia itited tbat th?re was aorae corromrative evideore'yet to Is prodoced and that O.llird I'.och t prob ablv woold waot t>mske Btt t meot be? fore be co'jII aononccs tbat hla caae wia ended. M' Pinc^ct wss 11 bave taken tbe Btand Sa urd ybr cr u d ro.be fooni r/uriog the loocoeou recese. Before a large congreg t oo at tbe New York Aveaao PresbyteriBo Ofco'cb Waahiogtoo, Bev. Dr. Wallsce Badcliffa snoke l*i t nlgbt on "A Boval Fa hre." Haaaid, inpart: "The divine pu poae of ihe church is to be a meelirg place with Oid. Eir. it ia made a lectare room, a honae of rotertal-meot, a aocisl dob, aod ofteo a mere miilioery ahow plsce. Mco rnnke it a real estate propcal'loo; womea a faahiocable disrlay, aad chll drco a playbouse. It would be imprea sive could aome ooe diacloae why aoaae penple really boild cburcbea aod othtra alt nd them." THF. annnal irwiing < f the .lorkhoMrri of IHE WA8HIN'uroN lNiMMRlAI. ( OMl'ANY. Ineorporsted, will h? held sl the priocipsl < IV. e ol the companr, 11] souih Fairf x strei-t, alexacdrts, Virginia, nt MONDAY, Msrrh 7, 1910. eUoVlnck p m . I fur theelectiou ol directora fur Ih* easalug i ytar snd to tranwt Baeh niher ha?ia<ss ss | uny b* prepsrlr before th? nuetiiig. Books open fi.r the tiamfer ofstivk rf tba corupanv uotil 3 t?. m. on rVbtuarv 2Mh. | WM. 1' HKt'KWITH. I fabSl td Assisuot fcecrturi.