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WEDNE8DAY KVENINO. MAY 18, 1V10
A'.'i iii.K h>t?b bss occarred io the pUn to raise tbe bat.Uship Maioe saok at Havana barbor io 1898. Cjogreaa recemly appropriated $100,000 to raise t.? vassel, bat accordiog to a atatemeot g'veo oat yesterday by the War Depait udoi, It may take half a millioo dollars or more to defray the cost of ralalng tbe w.eck. 8scretary of War Dickinson yasterday called tie atteotioa of tie H imu to a letter to bim, dat?l laat Bat n day from Obief Eapineer Maraball, of t ie army, ssylng tbe work couid not be doie for the $100,000, nor can tbe amo-ot be "ejooomlcally aad eflectively ezpeaded ia ioitial work." Ganeral Marsball said the beBt plaa wcu d be 13 balld a cotlar dam arouid tbe wrsck aod punp It oat, tbm permittlog the re* mjval of tie bodies aid a tborcuj- ex amioatioa ol the bull, BaCWUry Dick loioa makea oo recommeodatlon. Tbe Maioe will never be rataed bo long as aome meo] now io authority have their w.y, for tba reasoo tbat it mlght be Bhiwo that the abip wai blown op from the inside. AaB-UUAL Ktrike oi Ihe members of the OleikV Uolon of tbe Norfolk and Wt.t rn iisilway Byatem, Involving 600 meo, was ordered at Koanoke yeaterday by tbe general committee of the ddIod. Tbe demanda made upon tbo compaoy by tbe clerka incinded a 10 per cent raiae in salary, ciaaBificBtion of clerks, aeniority of promotlcn, 30 daya* leave of absence limit, ancual vacallonwith pay, one bi ur for mtals, right of appeal in caae nf discbarge or disciplinr, annuai patBes to be graated to clerks after fire years of service, excuse from duty aa far as |> aa ble cn Hucdaya and holldays. Tbe demacds were refoatd, tbe com? pany evldcnlly hfl.evicg that sbould they bo crniplifd wi'.b (be next demand would be tbst rach cletk be msde a di? rect.r in the company and be given a block of strck._ COjrO-OBBI bas been saked for an app'uprialion of $9,000 in order ths! tbeSate, War aod Navy DepartmentB may go in'o the ice tuiioesa. The ascre'arlea of these drpuimecta have claimiii that Ice mB_ufactured by pri vate interrsts is so txpensive that tbls government wlll save money by making its own sapply. Io a comrt?uiicatioo addrpss?d to tbe Senate yeaterday, aecre taries K'uix, Dickinson aod Meyer j io ia a reqieat for the approprlatioo. They watu 15,000 witb which to install an ize making machine in their building, and $4,000 with wblch to bnlld a foon dation forlt. Should the gjvernrnet.t gi into the ice basintB* it wlll not take long to show tbat government msde ice in the most expenslve tbat waa ever frczen. Attorneys for tbe "defeoae" in the Ballioger inveatigat'cn are today ec gaged in a process of calming down Oa car Lawler, sts'start attorney general for the Ioterior Department. Oa the atand yesterday Liwlrr wbb so ezplosive io his wrsth aod so biltw io bis denon ciatlon of the "prrwetut'on," Includlng James B. Gufield, Giflord Piocbct, Glavis aod Kerby, as to nullify what. ever rftect his testimony hsd as to facts. He made the worst wltness Secretuy Ballingrr has yet bad, becaute of hia inability to control bis temper. The soBvest of qaestioos brooght forth tor retti of abnse from Lawler, and be even went so far at one time to yell that Attorney Brandeia was a iiar. Tba uacoolrolled acger of Lawler was in atrikiog roitrapt to tbe qaiet forreulneu of Bteorgrapber Frederick M. Kerby, Even B-lllnger pait'.eaos adroitted he was tbe best witness for tbe "prosecu tion" which bas yet testified before tbe committee. L. B. Glavis bad weeks of prepsralioo and stody before be to!d his ttoij, Naturally he made a splecdid wltness._ As aoticipated tbe Alabama state democratic conveotion drclared yestei day for local optlon, a 1 _eral atitode toward rspiial, the repeal of any of th> drsstic prohibition laws of tbe present legislature tbat iovade the rigtt< of trial by jury, and more efleu've aod protec tive mlning laws. Oi the prohibition pollcy, Emrmt'. O'Neal, nominee for governor, in his speech ol scceptance,. said : "If Ihe pollcy of Biate*wide prc hibition is ti be maiotained, we most porge from the stitites tbose provisioos wh.cb invade conctitutiooal gaaraotees and vlolate well ettibliahed legal rigbts." The Alabamiaossppear ti be comiog to their sober sensrs again._ ALTHor'.n tbe electlon for the next govfT-or of Virginia will not be held for over three jcars yet at least five candi dates for tbe position are already in the field. These gentlemen evideit'y be lieve tbat tie early bird catcbea the worm. Iortmcesare knowo, bowever, wben tbe early bird bss been csogbt. Bttaros from yes erday's election in Denver indicate that the wrtihaverar* ried tbecity by at least lf\000 maprity. Ihe cooocil will be beaviiy democratic. From Wasliington. WaahingtoD, May 18 Oharles O'Neil, prlvate Rwldler now onder death watcb at Fort Leavenwoits Priaon for the kiliing of his swett.eart Mlonie Sbardeno, todsy wss given a commu at on of sentence by President Taft. He will aerve a life sentence for tbe kiliing. At tbe rrquest of B?nator Perkina, the naval appropriat oo b:ll was today recomml tid by the Senate t. tbe com mlt;e on naval affaire. Mr. Perkius said lt wsa deaired to include some amendments uot made a part of the bill wben reported. Preaident Talt today sent word to the Secate insurgenti denying tbe storles now io circuiation, tbat the presideot in conferencea witb reguiar aecators and with newspaper men baa attacked tbe ioiu gents in language more empbatic tnan polite. A fea ure of tbe great lotjrnational r'u iday achool conveotioo, wblch will begin its sessions here tomorrow and coottnue for a week, will be an immense parade of adult male Bible claas mem? bers. It Ib expected tbst fnlly ten tboosand uelegalea will be iu line, rep resentating j>r>cticaiiy every country of the world. They wlll march down Peonaylvania Avenne t3 the Capitil where they will be reviewed by tbe exe cu ive offlcers and toe maoy women del gttis. President Taft wlll dellver an addresa cf welcome to the delegates tomorrow night and Mr. John Wanamaker, ot Philadelphia, will greet them on bthalf of tbe Sanday schools of tbe Uuited States. Rs?. Dr. Greene, of t.ls city; Bev. Dr. J. Munroe Gib son, of Eugland; Btsbop Yoitsu Hooda, of Jspin, and Bisbop Joseph 0 Hsrt Bell, ot Africa, will also make addresa s Metttogs wlll be beld duriog the week at every cburch in tbia city condooted by pulpit orat irs from all corners of tbe eartb. Oommander Olmer bas served notice on tbe commandera of the Madriz and E?trada forcea aod on Iriss for the pur pose of protectlng the llves and property of AraerlcBDs, foreigners and non-com batsnts. The reasoos for tbis actioo are that there are no armed f jrces in B tu fields Itself and tbe bombardment of tbe city c< uld only reeult ia tbe deatruction of property and the useless endangeriog of llves. Ettrada baa refused tosuneoder and a atruggle seems ineviiable. Tbe reslgnation of Bear A Jmiral Rogers, wblch Secretary Meyer haa dropped like a bomb into tbe ranks of tbe recalcltrant atail officera of the navy who baveopposed biaieorgaoizatioo plan will probably bave ita altermatb In Oon? gress before toe iocldett is entirely cloi ed. Tbe msjority of the members of tbe coogressiotial commltteea have been in sjmpathy with the ataff point of vlew, as oppoaed to that ot tie lioe, aod lt la qulte Hkely tbat tbey will waot (o know why the paymaater geoeral bas beeo depnaed. Such actioo would prob? ably avert tbe skake op iu the bareao ofiupplies aod accounts save some cf snbordinatea lo Admiral Rogers wbo are tbreateoed witb tbe wrsth ofthe secretary. Detpite tbe assertlon tbat tbe reason for tbe cuatlog of the paymaater general do oot antedate March 2, there ia a geoeral onwiliiogneas io believe tbat hia opposi? tion to the Meyer reorgaolz.roo plan aod his opeo critirlam ol it before tbe coDgreaBiooal committees before tbat time did oot have mocb to d i witb it Secre lary Meyer insists that Admiral Bogers* dowofall Ib due to his refosel to obey his orders io bringiug the naval sopply fuod witbin the legal llmlts aod the loefficieocy of tbe accoont'og ayatsm of tbe bureau. But before tbe illegality of the preseot sopply fund waa dlscovered it was lotl mated tbat Paymaater Gaoeral Rogers wruld go. Rear Admiral Osppa, tbe chief constructor of tbe nsvy, was under ibe bao for tbe aame reasoo, bot he did not carry oo the fight, apparently witb the ssme peraittency as Admiral Rogers. Wbatever the resul:s, the line aod stsfl fight is likely to be cariied to Oiogress aod bresk out with renewid vlgor. Many naval rfficers are on tbe anxloos seat, aod Dumercus orders tor sea doty are expecfd, A republican cincus to consider lo postal savio&s haok leglslatloo will be beld in tbe H use early next week, Tbrre is some dlflerence of opinlon among the republicaos as to the prc vlaions ofthe bill and tbe leaders hit upon tbe cautus plao rathtr than to bring tbe bill i_ti tbe Houae until tbe rne repablicao seniiment ookoown. While retoroing from a polltical meetiog nesr Wheeling, W. Va , early tiday tbe aotomobWa cootaioing U. S. Senator Scott, aod aeveral state patttf ciana, dashed over a blgh embankment and all the occupants ware injared. S.'nattr SfOlt was conelderably biuiaed, bot bia lr.jariea are not serioua. Tbroogh a trlpartite pftsa of media. tioo oo the pait of tbe Uoited Ptat's, Brazil aod the Argentioe Republic the war crleia between Peru and Ecnador has, it is believed, been averted. It Is reported tbat both countries are rfady to accept if tbey bave not already acoepted tbe effer. Frederick M. Ketby, the stenogrspher who was diachargad by Bacretary Ballnger for making public the facts concaroing tho prep aration of tbe fanioua "i_,wlt?r draft" ofthe prrsidert's letterexoueratiog Bailinger, went to the Interior I)ei> irtmeut this sfiernoon aad rleared hisdesk _>tby waa greeted cordial ly by hia form, r fellow workeM and his visit was witbr nl sny ontoaard incident. He did not sea Seora'ary BalliORer or Osoar Lswler. Cbarged wlth Unbecomlog Condoct. Manila, May 18 ?Uoder arrest io qosrters at Fort McKloley, Lleote-?rt Oolonel Robert E. Ames wss t >day served witb cbarges of cooduct u->be coming ao ctficerand prejadiclal to mill* tary dlsciplioe aod will be court mnr* t sled at ooce. Thia action IoIIowb the verdict of the civil autbor.t'.es tbat LteotensntOlsrence M. Jaooey, of Oolonel Ames' regiment, the Twelftn lofantry, cominitted soicide durlng a diooer psrty aod daoce at Oolonel Ames' htuse oo Msrch 12. Tbere were ramors that the lieotenant bad been killed, bot ihe civil investl gat jra aod a ooort of icquiry agreed tbat he killed hlmself. Tbere were also romors at tbe time of trruile betweeo tbe colonel and Liett >nsDt Jsnney, became of tbe form er's sllfgrd at'.ections to the wife of hia aabordioate. -*>???. Rtfnsed to Obay Strike Order Lrncbbor?, Va., May lS-Olerks ln the local offlcea ot the Norlolk and West ern Bstlway tidsy refosed lo obey the strike order issoed by the onioo officlsls ti eolorce demanOs for a sborter work day aod incteaacd wages. Io a local optiot electloo beld io Deo*J ver Ool., yeaterday the city went wet. Kxcitemt nt About Comet. Bicbmood, V*., May 18.?Negro ex* liorters are holdlog aervlcea lo the atreeta here today worklog their aodltora into psroxylsms of terror with dire prophecy tbat tbe end of tbe world la almoat at hand. Esrly thia moroiog little baods of Bopera'.itloas black meo aod womeo coogregsted oo the r-treeta aod prayed loudly for deliveraoce aod aalvatioo. Io aeveral of tbe cburches io tbe vicioity, where tie negroes are even more super si tii ui thao bere, special services are being held in an eodeavor to avert by prayer tbe calamity wbich all aeem to believe is ceitaio to follow the cootact of ;be earth wltb the Uil of Halley's comet tonigbt. The fear while geoeral, has reaulUd io the development of a marked decomlna* tional feeling. Negroes of one faiti believe tbat tboao of hia faith alone will besaved. As a result Baptista are urglog Me tho dsata to come over and vice veras. Both are uiiog stre-ums efforta to panutde oon-church membera to "get religtoo" aod their erlorts are maetiog with no small saccess. Marked evideoce of tbe effect of tbe comet oo tbe morals of tbe populatloo of color was ahown by the police court docket this moroiog. Usoally crowded with meo aod womeo charged witb every varlety of pelty offeoces, today foood this ccurt almoat empty. For tbe preaent at leaat tbe pet.y thievery aod drunkeoess hsB beeo dooe away witb. Negro aalooos aod reeorta mlght as well close their doors, for tbere are no cas* Umers. All tbis, however, ls severely felt by the wbites, many of whom were hard put this moroiog to secure their break* fasta. Bervaota failed to put lo their ap pearaoce, nor oould any amcont of cosx ? iog pertiude them io rttaro to tbeir mealal duties. "Dee, hooey, I got to look after mab scui, ao' I'm got oo time for oothlo' else," was the way ooe oid mammy ex? preased heraelf when laplored by ber mtsiresB, a yoong Bicbmood soclety womao whom sbe bad nursed, to retoro to work. Aod this seems to be tbe geoeral at 1 u le arooog the darkeys. Tbe more edaoated olass of negroes are dligusted with wbat tbey tarm "dem fool oarryina' oo," aod bave attempted to rout aoperatitlon witb many more or leaa feaalble argumtots. Their eflorts sre geoerally fotile. New York, Msy 18.?Dr Harold Jscoby, Bathtrford Professor of Astroo omy at Oolumbia Unlverslty, wrltse as follows for tbe Uoited Preas: "Tbe proof of the poddiog is In the eating, and tbe proof of astronomy is In wbst will bappen tonigbt when the earth will probably paaa through the comet's tail. Astronomers bave made tbeir dedoc tiuns as accarstely as tbey knew bow, but overyone will have personal know ledge of tbe exact truth by midoight. "The comet cao no iooger be seeo In tbe morning sky. Heocefortb it will be viaible ooly io the wertern sky io tbe eveolog dlrectly abov* tbe poiot wbere tbe soo sets. "This appearaoce will tske place every nigbt for six weeks bfgloolog tomorrow. Tue clearoeas wltb wbich tbe comet may be vlewed will depeod on tie blackuess of tbe skip*. The mooo, which will be full by Msy 24, wiil ioterfere witb tbe view iniil tbat date. Duriog the first and second week io Jane, It ls likely, the comtt shoald be seeo ia all of ia glory tbeu It will gradoally disappear. "By the end of Juoe the comet will have disappearcd oot to retaro for 76 years. The corrent visit bad aromed thegrtalest popolar Interest aod astronc mers ex%>ect as a rf suit tbert will be a stimu'us in tbe Bcieoce of aatrooomy wbich will bear froit lo new disroveries and iospire tbe yooog to follow Halley's example. "Ooe bencfit bas resulted from the widf spread discossion of the vlsitor, tbat ls the world bas beeo rid of much super* ?tition t' lublog the eod-of-the-world problem. Wllkeebarre, Pa-, May 18.?Deter* mioed to die wlth their wivea and child? ren In the event of dettrustioo of tbe earth today by LUIIey's comet, thou BaodB of mloers io tbe anthracite ragioo refased to go down the mloes. Bostoo, May LS,?The mootsd qo.es tlon about the composltlon ol the nesd of Halley'a comet will be acttled sooo, according to Prof-wor 0. 0. Veodell, of Harvard. There haa beeo cooalder able dispate as 11 whelher tbe bead Ib solid or gaseous. "Wbeo tbe head of the comrt passes across tbe face of tbe aoo," aaid Pro* fessor Weodell, "aoy solid mattsr will be distinctly viaible. Observera ln the Orieot shoald be able to determine de* fioitely the compoaitioo of the comet. I expect nouou'ual pheoomeoa as the eaith paases through tbe comet's oolesa it be a reddlsh glow io tbe sky.'*1 Uarvard professors are ooaoimons io tbeir declaratioo tbat tbe earth wili pass oosoathed throogb the comet's tail. Professor Pickeriog declares there need be no fear frem tbe comet. "A comet afp'ars at least threa tlmes a year," he said today, aod H alley'a comet ia oo more bslelul io efiect tbao aov other." Paris, May 18 ?Freoch Astrooomera have failed to reasture the poblic rr gsrdlng the barmleas nature of Ibe cyanogen gaa in tbe tail of Halley's o met, aod bondredaof people today rslded tbe chemis!s' sbops and btught tbelr entire aupply of oxygen gaa, t> be med tooffiet tbe feared tfleotof tbecyaocgap. New York, Msy 13.?All day revival servicea are io prcgress in a negrocturcb cn the wes side, io the rtan Josn Hill diatrlct T ie cbu c 1 m-mbcrsbip la ax peitid to be dtubled aod tha mloister declared todsy tbat bt|expected to taka io enoogb money fromjthe new worahlp pera to pay l fi a $500 mortgsge on bi chorcb. He is a graat tellever io the m ? terial beuefita of tbe preaent vlalt of Ha.' ley's comet. Hs Ib not alone io that bellef. Sellara of poatal csrdB beariog repreaeotationa of tbe end of tbe eartb have also reaped a modest harveat tbroogh the romet agita tion. But tbe real baivesiers, tbe meo who will gatber crope wbere no one tvrr eowed before will reap thelrs tunlght. Root garden partlea bave eogaged apace at every btg botel t inigbt. Special meoua are provided aod like the revala thst mark New Year's eve In tbis city, they ioclode gsstronomicel triompbs of tbe botel chefa. Aod tablesj can ooly be secured by these wbo buy wine. A qoart lo eacb peraon is ihe mioimom. Jscksoo, Mlas., May 18 ?The fsct that tbe earth la to paaa through tbe tail ot Misto Halley's comet toolghi has aroosed thetuperatltlooaacu'baro darkey to feverisb excltemeot aod io maoy places thrcujboat the south chorcb set vices are being held today, For two weeks tbe negroes have raada tbe night bide. in wlth their shmtiog aud sioglog. Maoy have ihi ? cellara wbere they will bide toolght while the moresapeptitious bave prerared for the eod of tbewr.rld. Pecoliar pheoomeoa appeared yeaterday afternooo io the heaveoa lo the fcrm of ao aurors. Negrcea dropped their work In the fielda aod rao to tbeir chorcbes. Atlanta, Ga., May 18.?A alrange sect, oomberiog 800, who live In tbe bllls ootsideof Atlattt, today barricaded tbrmselvea in a cave there. They de? clare tbat the end of the worid will come tonigbt, aod they will speod the interveoiog time Io prayer. Tbe paoic over tbe approach of tbe comet bas spread to tbe convicta io tbe federal priaoo bere. For the flrst time io the history of Ihe prlsoo a class of convicta was coofirmed today by tbe Oatbollc bishop of tbis dioceae, aielsted by a number of prles s. News of the Day. Forest fires wblch bsve been raging in the Ridgway, Pa., for several days were today checked by sboweia but the damage is declared n be beavy. Mr. Jamea Barton Eey, 57 years old, tbe only turviving male deceodant bear Ing tbe aame nameof Francis Scott Key, srthor of "The Star Spaogler Baoner," dled Monday in New York, wbere be had been living for a nomber of years, Every gueitof tbe Hotel Adams, at Pboanlx, Arlz., dsttroyed by fire last olght, is acc. mted lor today. Only one latallty reaoltsd, Ralpb Hurvia, of Draper, H D., dropped dead trom heart dlsesse when tbe fire was dlscovered. Tba loss is estimated at $27,000. A reaoiutlon waa adopted by the dele? gates today to the convention of Ameri? can Asaoclat oo of Ballroad Macbaniats at Oleveland, Ohio, antborizlng tbe macblnltta on tbe Balt muro and Obio to extend tbelr atrike Into every branch of tbat railroad. Wblie trylog to dlaettsogle a cow cau<ht by a falleo wire on a couotry road oearStrauatown, Pa., todsy, Wai ?er Hr later waa abocked to drata aad JohoGraeff waa probably fstally Injared. Tha cow was killed. j Paymas'er General Euitace B. Rogers, U. S. N., cbief of the buresu of tupplies and accoonta o( the Navy Department, will resign wlthin tbe next few weeka. Alleged improper msoagemeot of the oavy rupply fuod aod dlaobedleoce ol orders, amcuatlog, io the opiolon of Secretary of tbe Navy Meyer, almoat to ioBubordination, ara the main causes of bia downfa>l. Io naval circlea it is geo? erally believed tbat hia resignation waa demanded. Rogers' honesty or integrlty are not questloned. Tbe Bxplosion In Csnton. Oattjn, Obio, May 18 ? Oorooer 11. A. March aod Americso Bheet aod Tio Plate officisls todtj begao ao iovestlgs tloo of yeeierday's boiler explosioo at the steel tiu t plant. Foorieeo meo were killed aod aeveral ol tbe thirty Ii j ired were near deatb this moroiog. To tbe force of iti deatroct'on tbe ex? plosioo added several uomusl featores, The body of Bomane B >yer, R',u-aoian aah bauler, was blowo likea csoooo ball 700 feet from tbe plaot throogb tbe froot of a reaideoce, teariog cleaoly tbroupb both walls, throogb the (ence of ao adjiceot yard aod loto tbe groaod in a forrow. It left a trlal of blood aloog the front wall of the room and demolisb* ed a cot Tbe larger psrt of ooe of tbe boilers, weighiog several toos, waa horled ooe thciiiand feet over the topof a tuildlng fifty feet bigh Into a field beyood. A twlat*d steel bar dropped like a bomb through tbe roofof a reaidence 300 feet awar, tearlng a bed to pfecea. Aiahtint Buperloteodect Howard Rex declared tbe boilers were ioapfcted re? ceotly, aod found to be in good condi tioo. Tbe firat thoogh of tbe foreigoers was tbat Halley's comet bad hit tbe eartb. For days tie approach ofMayl8 bas beeo a foremost toplc io tbecamp. Wben tbe concossioo sbook the groaod aod tbe thmes Ut op the sky, meo, womeo aod children plned locrjhg: "The comet I Tbe end of the world !" Coodlllon Crliical. Toulon, May 18.? Tbe cndltlon ofthe fiebarman wbo wss assaolted by two offi cers of tbe United Statea cruaer New Ycrk when be tried to ove r-charge them for rowlng them totheir vesael, was much worae todsy, and his recovery is aaid ti b doubtful. The prefect maritlme Is investigating the oompialot of the fisberman and will make a lull report to tbe commaoder of tbe New York. The oames of tbe offl cers bsve not been diacloaed. Searcbiog for IncendUnes. New York, May 18? Erery e ffort Is belog mada vy tbe police and fire mar ahal to spprehend tbe iocendiaries who set fire to the hmte, 73 ?u'livso street, early today, causlog tbree deatbs. Tbe fi'e waa marked bv beroio rescuea of most of the occopanta by policemen and oltizana wbo dlscovered tho blsz?. They decisre that keroseoe had beeo pcured oo the nalls aod stalrs. The fire spread ao rapidly tha' tbe lomatss had to be taken out of tbe windows. Vinceoci de B'asp, bis wife and elgbt-year-r.ld daogb tar, 0 ars, livlog on the top floor were bornrd ln deatb. Two aooa, Jamea aod Aothooy, were rescued. Battle Immlnent. Waabinetin, Msy 18? Tha port of Bu field, NicarBgos, the la*t strooghold of tbe iosurgeDt , Is awaitiog bombard mert aod the fioal batils is expected t ? day. Oonsul Mrrlitt, io dispatcbes to tbe r*'tite D. partmeot today reports tbat the Veoos commaodad by Irias with 300 msn aod mouoted but, arrived at (nor o'oclock on tbe afternooo of t ie 16tb. Irludemaoded tbe sorreoder of Blae fields the costom b< use aod tbe B'ufJ. The notlce was seived on Estrada tbroogb tbe mediam of the American consol.te aod the gnoboet Paducah. If the demand is refoaed Bloefielda and tbe Blufl wltl be bombarded. Tbe time bas probah>y already explred aod it Is now believed the bat le is oo. OHIO POLiriOB. In the Ohio primary electlooB yester? day a majority of tbe repnblicao "regu* lsr?" lo Ooogress were reoomloated. Ralph D Ool*, republican represeo _? tive from the Eighth distrlct, waa de* feated for a reoomloatioo by Frank B. Willis, wbo ran as ao "losargeot." The democrat c delegatioo io tbe low* er hooae was renomtuated io a body, wlth the exceptioo of Bepreseotstive Tjovelle, of tie Foorth distrlct, wbo waa not a candidate. Siity-lirst ('ougress. 8RNATK Wbeo tbe railroad bill was taken np ?odsy the amendment oft.red by Seoator .Saith (rep., Micb ) wss tbe peodlog qusstion. It luhstitotea the Hooae prc vlsion relaiiog to the brioging and de fenae of anlts io eoforclrg orders of the Interatate Oommerce Ooinrnlseloo for tbat ofiered by Beottir Cuatmins and the claose io tbe pendlog measare. Tbe ameodmeot was critic'zadst some let-gih by Senator Dolliver, wbo favored tbe retentioa of exlstiog law. Seoator Hu^her, (dem., Oolo.) became acgsred at ao iotimatloo from Senatir Ratoer, tbat ao ameodmeot ofiered by bim waa agalnBt the ahippers and for the beocfit ol tbe :ailrrads. He denouoced tbe iosinuation that he waa aligned with aoy special ioterwts and aaid such ao allegatioo waa onwarraot'.d. It was rxplained by Mr. Rayner tbat he had not qaeetloned tbe motireaof Mr. Hugbes and tbat bia reference did not apply le the Hugbea bnt to the Saaoot amendment. HOUSK. Today is cslendar; WedneaJay and the Houae is considering an act to ameod tbe organlc law of Hawail. Rooaavslt Calla on King London, May 18.?For tha aecond time ln tbree daya Mr. Rooseveit tiday called on King George at Marlborough House. Mrs. Rooseveit accompanled Mr. Rooaevelt, U beiog her firat preaenta tion to tbe king. Theaudience with tbe king iasted balf an hour. Reading proof on the book of hia Afrl cao bunt, a two-houra'drlve in theparks and tbe return ofthe call cfKlng Frede rick of Denaark, were among the dlver sloos today of Mr. Rooaevelt. Cbarged with Stealing a Beafstsak. Richmond, Va., May 18 ?John Johos, alias "Nlck Gravea," waa ar? rested bere today charged with stealing a beef BteaV, valaed at 85 centa, and wben searched at the police atation waa foood to have eight cheoks slgoed wlth tbe oamea of promloeot bosinesa meo of Bicbmood. Tbe latt?r all deoy aoy koowledge of tie cbecks Johos doea oot koow bow to read or wrlti aod dit claims aoy koowledge ol bow the checka came ioto hia poasessloo. Virginia News. Tbe Grand Lodge, Kolgbta of Honor, A Virginia, met at Murpby'a Hotel in Bicbmood tbis moroiog to be In sesslon tbrongboot the day. Dslegatea from all parta of the etite are preaeot. Bir. Moaea Ezeklel, the sculptor who gave the new Jefleraoo slatae to tbe Uoi* versitf of Virglola, Ib exp?ted at Obar 10 t?sville lo a sbort time aod will stsy for the ii iveillog. The alamnl assnclation of tha Univer sity Oollege of Medlcioe in Rlchmood, wbich was receotly buroed, bas as samed all respooslbility for the ralslog ol faods for tbe rebolldiog of the ioiti tatioo. Tbe Btratford Hotel at Petersborg, ye-t -rday made ao aaBlgomect. Liabill ilea are estimsted at $10,000. All pro? perty, real aod persooal, is to be dls pisedof tisatisfy lieosaodclaims. Tbis hotel wasrecootly parcbasedfor$85,000. Former Jadge Edwsrd Mason Bpil mao died at bis bome ln Warreoton yesterday aged 87, after a brief illnes*. Jndge SpilniaD waa a promloeot mem ber of tbe Virglola bar and a jadge of tbe c.i uoty cooit. He ia aorvtved by 11 children. Measra. Davia A Davis, Waabingtoo pateot attomeya, report tbe grant, tbis week, to cltiaeos ol this state, ol tbe fol? lowiog patent-: Aagust Breatr, Rich? mond, cbslk sbarpeolog devlce; Obas. J. Msckerey, Newport News, valve for atesm-traps aod the like. RED MEN. Tbe Great Oooocil, Iodepeodsot Or? der of Red Meo, opeoed in Newport News today, aod will cootlooe tbrcugh* oat Tbarsdsy. Ao ioformal receptlon was held at tba Newport II itel last nigbt. Today Msyor Maryas Joaes weloomed thev!s't)rs to tbe city aod tbere waa other apeeoh makiog. Toolght the big parade of Red Meo will be held. Norfolk aod Portsmcutb Bed Meo will atteod io large aombers, a special steamer baviog beeo cbartered to take tbem t > Newport News. The Red Meo of Hamptou, York and Ellza* beth City coaotles also will come In large aombers to take part ia tbe parade. Thursday will ba giveo over to tbe bual* nen aeasiooa of the convenlion and tbat evening the gaestB will be taken oo a trolley ride tl Himptoo aod O'd Polor. The Al xsnrirla repreaentatlvae at tbe ccuacil are Walter B, Nlcklio, the great sschem, who will be the presldiog of fioers: J William May, of Semioole Trlbe, No. 35, aad A. J. Batcher, of Osceola Trlbe, No. 1. POSrAL SAVING3 B_N?S, After weeks of inactice deadlock, fol lowed by other weeka of conaideration, conference and compromise, the Honse postal aavinga bank bill, as favored by the repnblican members of the com? mittee on poatofnces and poat roada, waa introduced to the Honse yeaterday by Representative Gardner of New Jersey. The bill will now be conaidered by the full committee aad passed upon by the kepublican caucus, after which it wlll be taken up in the House. The caucna probably will be held next week. The Democrats of the committee bave bad nothing to do with the tnaking of the bill. TOO TALL AND TOO WIDE. Wben George T. Watterson, 22 years of age, six feet six ioches tail and welgbing 350 piunds, appeared at tba San Aotonio naval recruitlng atatlon In Texas, and asked to be eoilsted, Frank R. Siegel, tbe officer ia charge, neariy fainted. Reading of t.eregolatlooa bad no cfiect oo the epplicant; he waa goiog to enlist in splte of tbesurplus avoirdu pois, sioce he was phystcally fit otber wise. Siegel had bia douMa, tut Wat tersoo ioslsted that be be examloed. He waa fcuid pbysioaily perfect, aod an et fort is being made to aee wbether tba weight llmits can bestretchad tbat Wat Urjon may become a tar. New York Stock Market. New York, May 18.?Pricta in tha* majority of issuea showed declinea rang ing from i-S to 1-1 at the opening of tha stock market today, bnt at the end of tifteen minutes a ateady tone prevailed. Tha market w.s intensely dnll and there waa no chsnge in pricea from the sarly qnota tion. ALL ARE FOOIJ CONSUMERB. "Tbe oogeatioo of immigraota In the cities where tbey are coosomers i? ooeof tbe fir.t reasocs for higb prices. Ciose to a mililoo of tiera will cimelo this year; 90 per cent of them will be coosomers ss distlogoiahed from prodocera offood pro t'ucis." This aaaeitloo wsa made by Orm* by McHarg, former asslaiai t secretary of the Department of Commerce aod Labor at tbe opeoiog of tbe ff.'teenib aocual meeting of tbe Natlooal Associatioo of Mstu'actorers at the Waldorf-Att)rla io New York oo Monday afierooon. "Maoy of oar fsrners are going to tbe cltifB, aod a great maoy otbera ti tbe Canadiao norlhweat ooder special indocements from Oanada. Thia makes the advantage of the immigrant going to the f-rm apparent," he oonticued. "Speod the price of a bat leahip a year io placiog tur Immigraota arouod aod we will reap a oatiooal profit of untold milllorM. The government apenda nn tbe army aod navy aboot $340,000,000 aooaally aod on the Agrtcaltaral De* paitaoent only $18,000,000. The gov? eroment glvea llberaliy to maintsin two great national achools, wbich have for their purpoae the tralnlngof yoaogmen to ert of destraotino. Ihereis oothiog quite ao appareotly foollah aa thia done even opon a oracker farm lo the mooo tsloa of the eoutb " Most of Ihe a't'rnoon's sesslon waa de voted t) the Immigration problem and tieuogUtlc speechea of tbe late Jamea W. Vaocleave, former presideot of the associatioo. BITTER ATi'AOK ON TAFr. In a atatemeot given oat ia Washing nn laat night Gllbert M. Hitchcock, of Nebraska, tbe democratic congreaaman whose seosational speech ln tbe House last Deoember practicaliy forced throngb tbe reaoiutlon ordering tbe Balltnger Qlavls iovestigaation, revlews the "dia _rac*ful" developements tbat have fol lowed and deolares tbat "socb a hlstary of auppresalon, evaslon and falsltication 10 higb places bas never before been known in puh'io life." He deolares tbat lo tha defeoae of Bailinger "tbere baa been oom mitted the most wloked sacrifioea of public eervanta, aod directly attaeks tbe president, asserting that "if ever tbere waa a mao drank with power 11 tbe point of folly, be is the one." In hia atatemeot Mr. Hitobcook savs: "Toe disgracefnl developments in the Bailinger iovestigatloo wltbio the laat few days baveastcuoded eveo those wbo took aa sodve psrt la atsrtlag ihe in vtatigatlon. "At that time the most aggreasive crit ics of the administration were not dia? poaed to conJemn the Preaident peraon ally as much as they were anxiouB to rid bis a>lmiuistration and thepnblic ser? vice of a Cablnet officer charged with ad - mlnisterin/ the Land Office in the in? terest of the apoliators of the pnblic lands. We werj slow to involve the President in the consplracy, even thou/i it itivolv ed bia administration. "Also in hia defensa there have been commltted moat wicktdsacrincesof pub? lic servants. "Whom the gods wonld destroy they first make mad. Preaideht Taft appar enlly is marked for their wratb. II ever there was a man drunk with power to the point of folly, he ia the one. Rather than give up Bailinger he ia willing to in? volve hia administration in every imagin ablescandsl and resort to every trick and snbterfuge of manipulation. He is will? ing to sacrifice any uumber of good and faithf al aervante rather than to leave thia member of hia Cabinet to the handa of jastice." OONQRESJIONAL. Pract oally no progreaa waa made ia the Beoats yeaterday on tbe railroad bill. Tbere waa no vote oo any amendmecti. Nuoien ui new amendments wereoflered. An amendment, oflered by feoator Cu_. mlos, to give to tbe attorney gaoeral tbe conduot of the defeoae In coart of csses brooght by rallroada lo test the valid ty cf orders by tbe Iaterstate C >m meroe Commission, waa under consider atlon. Tha allowanoe of $3,000 a year for expenaea ti eaoh member of the oonrt of commerce wbb stricken cut aod membera of tbat coart put on ao equal Ity with regard to oompenaatloo and allowanoes wlth the circut court julgee. Baveral amendmenla were oflered loolul log the pbysical valuttioo of rallroads aod their propeity aod tha placiog of telephone and telegraph companlea nnder tbe control of tbe intentate commerce commission. General debate on the sundry civii ap proprlatlon bill oooapled the entire time of the House yeaterday. and praciically no leglslatlve basiaeas waa accomplisbed. Tbe aobject diaoosaed raoged from tbe tarifl aod the tarifl board to cottoo futures aod tba mutrallty of the Paaama oaoal. Oampaigo speecbes were tbe order of the day. Represeotatlve Uoderwood arxuied the Presldent aod Cbairman Tawoey, of tha appropriatloo committee, of conspirlog not to give publlcity to tbe fscts relatlog to tbe collectloo of tbe corporation taz. IHE INCOME TAX. After ao all-day fight, reoewed laat night with vlgor, tbe New York Ssnate paaaed Henetor Daveopoit'a rrsolutloo ratlfyleg tho federal iooome '.tax reaola? tioo by a vote of 26 to 20 It Iaoked one vote of tbe oeoessary 26 for several mioutes, dnrlng which Senator Brack ett'a name was called twioe. Oa tbe thlrd call he oaat tbe deoiding vota for the reaolatioo. Thia probably meaoa tbat aame stepa wlll be taken looking toward a reoewal of Ibe iocome tax fight io tbe assembly. Speaker Wadawortb, wbo domloatea the rales committee, wlll nse bis atmost ef forts to bold tbe Davenport reaoiutlon in tbat body, and II will be naoeaaary to muater one hnndred votee to dlBObarge thia commltfe. Colemao Santeocad Boaton, Maas., May 18-George W. Colemao, former clerk In the National Oity Bank of Oambridge, was sentenced to 15 yeara at tha Fraaklin Oountry jail Bod bouae of oorreciioo at Greenfield, Maas., by Jadge Olareoce Hsle, in tbe Uoited Statea Circait Coart here today, Colaman had pleaded gullty to ao Indict meot obargiog biaa on 78ecuote of mls appltcatloo of $809,000 of the fuods of the baok and also of msklog falseentriee io tha ledgar aod cash books of tbat lo* atltatloo. Sevao Men Drowned. St- Petersburg, May 18?By the cap Maleg of a boat today in tba Dnl'prr river, near Alexaodrovsk, Ekaterooslav provlnce, wbere seven of the oioety workmen aboard tbe boat were drowned. Tbe boat atruck a rock. EMERALD If the Stork came in May If Old Mr Stork brought your friend into this world aome month of May? You ought to get him or her an Emerald. For? "Who firat bebolda the light of day Io Spring's sweet flow'ry mouth of May, Shall wear an Emerald all through life." And bestof all- Emeralds are ao reaaonable ia price tbat you can afford them as gifta, or to wear yourself We want you to see the rich deep coloredFmeralds we have here. All sizes, ahape. and prices to suit every taste and purae Sauoders & Soo, 629 King Street. FOR RENT. PJESIBABLE HOIT8K. 6 roims, cellar, *J water, side alley. large yard. $10 a month. Immediate ro*se*sion. Addrtsa Desirshle Houae, GaxetteOffiie. niaat.i.'it MONEY TO LOAN at tive per cent sim pie interest on oity or rounty property in and rtrnuuil Alexandria.Seven and ooe half years, tiiuf given on loan. Ixxtn csn be repayed iu initnllments if you cbuee stopping interest. Iioans are made in full viuuatiou of real estate or we will buy you a lot and bnild a house for you See our Mr. Htrgrave at Tbe Rammei.TW'RSDAY. May Mtfc, thereon thit lUte onlr. Don't for?. t fix- <lat*?. THE NATIONAL BOMK FHt. HASINQ A830CIA1'. W..IHC. 1301 eait Main street, Iti Im nnd, Va. __mayl7 td_ VLfANTED.-Manager f.?r Braa b < M ** Alexandria, conduetiug bu-Ming and loin businees. Man witb up rience in Iife iusurame or hrok*rag? l'.n*ui?-u prt-tVrred. Apply THURSDAY, May _6tb."o N. F. Har grave, "TbeBammel," Alextudi'it, Va. may!7 td_ ROOMwPOUKKNT. LAROE, airy, well furnished ROOMS for rent, without board. Oue block from trollr-y nara on Waahington Ntrcet. Addreea "X Y Z." Care Postruan N?li?, city. mayieSt* NOTICE.? Having quahtLri aa executor of the eatate of M ARY II. J l ST, d*cea?ed. all perioDs having elainss ftgaiust the said estate are hereby notifi.-.l to prvsent the BBBBl to nie duly veriried f >r settlement, aud uil persons indebted to na d e*t*te are hereby notifieJ to make prompt pnyuieut of their iudebtedness to me. SAMPELH LUfT mayl7 lOt K*...><utor. -j__lillii! You have appreciated the good servicea ol the Cameron Dairy Lunch and now that our suc cesa ia assured, we add another handsome fixture to our busi IM We say a great deal to this corn munity and we now give em phasis to our window an nouncements through an elah orate iettiog We keep our Lunch up to a high standard so that it shall merit many nice thingsyou say of it Cameron DAIRY LUNCH. Open all night. 906 King street. mylSlw Army of Rats Flaee Fire ^ummit, N. J., May. 18-This city i" tbreateoed with ao invasioa of rats, be? cause boya set sfire tbe city's dumpiog grcuod Monday. The fiames apread ard worked deep ict> the maaa oi refuse. A /oree of meo, ooder tbe directioo of Htreet Superiotendeot (>?ka, ftught tbe flamea all dav Mooday aod resamed thn bsttle yesterday moroiog Tbe r'unp was tbe home of bindrrds of thoosands of ra's, aod the s'reams of water aod Ibe borolog waste aeot tbem srurryfog io all dlrec tions. raeveral thousand of the rodeots were killed. Itisfeared tbat oot ooly city dwellers here, bot farmers throogb out all this sectloo, will sofler from the lo asloo of bungry rat*. as they are gra-t travelers. Culpeper Montirm-nt Harriabu g, Pa., May 18 ?Aontuice meot Ib made by tbe Htate Calpeper Moaomeot Oommlsslou tbat itbstcboaen a pyramid, crowned with polished ball, as the design for Pennaylvanla's memo? rial tu ber 800B wbo a?e tuded opoo the battlefield at Gulpeper Court Htu<e, Virginia. The memorial will be exeruted in Weaterly f raoite, aod tbe cootract bas beeo awarded to ihe SmitbGranite Com? paoy, of Westerly, B. I. Tbe pyramid will be mrre tbao twenty-four feet bigb, aod tbe ball will be five feet indiaaeter. Tbe coat wlll be abont $8,000. It la estimated tbat, of the 1,800 federal tffioera aod meo turiedtt Cu' peper, 300 are soos of Pencaylvania; 110 of tbem bave beeo Ideotified. Life Fight Wlth Maaiac St, L'uls, May 18?Locked lo a room of tbe Plaotera' Hotel in a dapentj fight wlth a aupposed manisc, Ber jimm 8. Wilson, a wbolesale clothiog mrrcbaot of Phlladelphia, narroaly eacaped death yeaterday. Wilaon waa aeated at a table wriltlng to bia wife, wheo a atranger eotered tbe room. be ooticed the man aeemed demecr?d, aod was terrified wheo tbe vls tor lockei tbe docr bcbiod bim, after ooce leaving the rrcm ard retornlng. The mao iben attacked Wil Boo, aod a battle eosaed, which only ceeied when botel attsches forced tbeir way loto t*>e 1 icked room. Tbe mao gave his name aa Jobn D. Porter, nf Joplio, Mo , aod was sent to tbe nbs* vatlon ward st tbe Oity Hoapital. He Isaghed gleefuily In rep.'y to all qaea* tiooa.