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t?X tS_? ALEXANDRIA^ VA. TUESDAY KVKN1K0, DKQ ? Thk Senate yesterday, as it should have done, tirnily reprimanded Vice President Sherman, who was told in un mistakablelanguagothat hc must never try tointroducecloture rules in tbi ate. On Saturday Vice I'le.-ideiit Sherman counled I ipiorum. In some way the senators did not appc.u ta uotice it at Um time, but, yesterday morning. wben the secretary ol ihe Senate read the joumal of Saturday's proceedings, the Senate suddcnly re _IU_<1 wbat Mr. Sherman bad done. Senator Culbersou called the attention uf the Senate to Mr. Sherman's ruling. He read from tbo journal how. on a certain trivial vote last Batarday, Mr. Sherman bad counted IboM senators who had arisen in their seat- and had announced their pairs with absent senators. In otber words. Mr. Sherman had "counted a (|iiorum"?tbc sinister process invenl edbySpeakcr Rced in tho heyday of his sway in the House. The matter was debated by the senators about an hour. One or two republican senators ratber misscd tbe mark by irying to fxplain that Vice I'resident Bberma bad been misunderstood and that he had no intentionof counting ? <|iioruni. Tbey felt disconcerted when Mr. Siu-r man blandly infornied ihem that they were mistaken, and tbat be bad most certainly intended to do just what he had done, namely, ' count a qoonim.'g Senator Hale told Mr. Sherman that tbe incident of last Saturday was r.ot important and tbat he had possibly been intiuenced by the many years he had spent in such brilliant serviee in "another body," this being the exceedr ingly eorrect parliamcntary way in which senators refcr to the HouM. Ml Hale added that he felt qtlitfl cortain there would never l.e another sueh rul iug by the ehair aud tho nialler was passed by. Late in the afternoon, how ever. there was ? repetiiiou of the rul? ing by Vice President Sherman, whieh brougbt the subject to an aeute issue. Bm**m_ mn-__ t_-l it. was time to call a halt on what they believed to Man effort to modernizc the rules of tbc Senate, and by a vote of :'.7 to 17 the Senale suslained a motion l>> Senator Hale, or appealing from the decMoool the ehair, whenby Mr. Sheiman had again coutited a qooniin. This timo the senators were thoroughly irritnted and it was very evidmt that they re sentud Mr. Shernian's conduet in rc peating his oCtoae RO soon after the waruing he bad mcived OOlj a few hours before. The Senate has prided itself upon being a deliberate body and the bitterest parti/ans admit thal elotui* rules should not be tolerated therein. . A i'oKKKseoNi>KNi in l'ortland wriies to tbe Indianapolis Newi tbat be be lievcs Maine will rmmkl its prohibition laws at tho eleetion next September. The prcliminarics to the ncccssary eoti stitutional amendment are all arranged according to this observer. The demo? cratic legislature will pass a resolution lor resubmission of tlie liquof queetion, be Mtyg, and Uovernor Plakted will sign it. The proposition will be pre sented to the peoplo at the next elee? tion and tbo lonsspondeiit auds: "Judging from tbe rcsults a few yean ago in Vcrmont and New Hampsliire, it would secm reasonable lo prcdict tbat prohibition will bl wiped out. In the meantime it is believed that rigid enforce'ment will be iiiauguratcd by the sberiff8 in every county for the next eight months, to mako the presi nt law -till more unpopular." It would secm tbat now when the [Mople of New Kng? land, whostarted the prohibition hum bug, see its futility and are repu diating it, there are some southern peo ple who would take np lb. New Kng Jand cast off garment and try to lorce others to wear it._ That the time bas arrived whon a halt should be called on th'> modern way of observiug Christmas was tbe declaration ol Bev. Roland Cotton Smith, pastor of St. John'e Episcopal Church, Washington, in his morning ?ermon on Sunday. The truo spirit of Christ. anniversary has been daahed aside, be said, and the holi? day season made one of enforced gayety, wheru peace and good will ahould reign with happiuess of home * har acterizing the occasion. After alluding to tbc debauchery and danger incident to the modern celebration of ChrisUnas, the apeaker said: It is all atravesty on Christmas. and a thonsand times MfM than no Christ? mas at all. If you find yourself buy? ing presents in a pcrfunctory son ol way, half saying to yourself tbat you Wisb the season was over; if you are nut doing it gladly and joyously, with an accompainment of soug in you: heart, then stop right there and ask llod to put, in some way, tbe meauing q (gbritliQM diy into yqw bwt, FROM WASHINGTON Tht* United Press was able today, as a result of a special personal audience grantcd its Waehingtan manager. to preaent ? story dcaling with the views ol President Taft upon the pcrmanent tariff comniission, and the future meaning of the Panama Canal to Ameriean citisena. The permanent tariff commission,according to the pres iJent, will provide the necessary basis for ioteiligent tariff legislation, 110 mat? ter by what party Of to what end. If the democrats are Chanip Clarks, and not "Cliump" Clarkj, they will sup port it. No scientific revision of the tariff is possible without the true facta upon wbich to base it, and tbe facts are ubtainable in no other way. It is be? yond tho ability of any body of men, working temporarily ou tbe tariff, to collect and digest the vast amount of detailed informatiou wbich must be eonsidercd in the making of a tariff. Tlie tariff commission will be a perma? nent instituti.jii where from year to year tbe data airl information required in sueh work will bo sortcd, catalogued and digeited in sueh a way as to be ready for instant use. retary of State Knox today began the work of (raming the preliminary convention on whieh _ new treaty witb Japan is to be baaad. In drafting the proposed treaty, whieh is to replacc the convention <>f commeroo and navi fation ratitied in 1894, Secretary Knox is b( tween two Rrcat dangers. Ho seeks to avoid offonding the Japanese by his demand. in regard to "labor exclu rion," while,on the otbor band, Pacific coast memben of Congress will be qutck to oppote any concession to the alikado'i nibjectf. By tlie terms of the oxisting treaty.it maybedenounced by eitber party at auy tinio after July 17,19-1, pro.-ided only that a year's notice is given. It is believed that both nations will allow the old treaty to re main in force until the completion of tbe ncgotialions now under way. In response to a requcst from Paul ty. Book ol the Citizens Aviation coniniitteeof San Francisco, a naval I will bc assigned for experimental duty in iln- barbor at that city. It is deeired to use the vessel for an attempt by U aviator tO land on its deck. This experiment is regarded a3 the ; I part of tbe test of the value of aeroplanes iu naval warfare, Eugene B. Ely having flown from the deck of :i warsbip to land at Ilampton Roads last montb. Gtenn Curtis and his nts have sign fed their willing 0 make tho attempt at San Fran CttCO doring (be aviation meet to be held there .January 6. A bill creating a commission to arr-nge plana for a suitable memorial to Abrabam l.iucolu was today favor ably report".1 by .benator Root, from tbo Senate committee on the library. Benator Cullom, Mtboc of tho bill, cave notice that he will eall it up for action immediately after tho holidays receea. The case ol the machinists employed OU tho Panama canal was prescnted to President Taft today by tbeir Repres entatire, H. L. Maybew. The ma? chinists now employed there by the hour are allowed two weeks holiday ?,,.i _?<__-? timn and oiio-half for over iinie. Tbe lalaried machinists are given six weeks holiday and no over time, Mayhew wishes to extend the yacatiO- allottniont of the machinists employed by the hour. A report oxonerating Senator Lori? mer, ol III.. charged with having been 1 United States Senator through tbe use ol money, was formally adopted by tho Senate committee on privilegos aiid electioni today. A meeting of the full committee was held to consider tbe report of Ibe subcommitteo that inveatigated the election of Lorimer to tbe Senate The committee today : that Chairman Burrowa should write and tubmit to the Senate a report in line with tbat whieh had been made by tho ntbeommittee. The verdict of tbo latter waa without quallflcarion in Lorimer _ favor. tho Rtatement being made that no evidence had been pro duoed tending to -how that Lorimer was involved in tbe use of money in Connectton witb his election. Chair? man Bortowa promptly began work upon tbe report. He said that possi bly it might be tinished today. He dcclined to say whether tlie report was unanimous. Tliat there is little chanoe for the adoption of the Rainey reaolution, di recting an investigation of the traveliug ezpenaM "f Mr. Hoosevelt while presi? dent at this session of Congress, was the conoenaui of opinion of interested memben of the House today. Mr. Rainey aunounced his intention of moving to diacbarge the oomaittea on rules from consideration ofthe reso? lution at the end of tbe ten days al lowed for its oonsiderations. At that time he will mako a speech outlining what be belierei to be the need for the proposed ioreatigation and members generally today aitrpanded their in teresl until they iiear|what Rainey may haVe to say. The reaojution is direct ed particularly at Mr. Rooscvelt's deal ings with the lYnnsylvania railroad. Cbargea have heen made that the Pennaylranta has not yet been paid for some expensive "spocial trains" BOW used hy the coiitributing editor. The my8teriou3 disappoarance of Becond Licutenant Edward J.Donabue, l'. S. revenue cutter service, waaaolved today by the discovery of his body in the waters of Baltimore barbor, not far from tne berth of hissbip, the Apache. Lieut. Donahuo i? supposed to have been drowned about 1 o'clock last Sun? day morning. He was known to bave left an uptown hotel sbortly before that time for hissbip after a dayofshore leave. How he fell from tho wbarf is not known. A favorablo report to the Senate for the conrlrmation of Chairmau Knapp of tho Interstate Commerce Corn misston ?esiding judge of the Commerce Court was adopted today by the Senate committee on judieiary. The Senate this afternoon adopted tbe com? mittee report, confirming Knapp'? nomination. The Senat? today confirmed the nomination of E. S. Cunningham, of Teno.,tobe United States Consul at Bombay. Tho Census gives the population of Ifartioaville, Va.. at 9,888. The iiuartet of alleged blackmailers, J. Bailey Knott aud his wife, Benja min Knott and Alton Armstrong, were releated on bail today, furnisbed by tlie National Surety Company, of New Yotbt Xbej- i>t*a-*4 PQt fluiHy in the police court and were held for the aetion of tho grand jury. 0A number of citizens from Virginia were at the Cayitol todao for the pur pose of demanding lcgislation whieh would restorc to Alexandria county the sum of $100,000 which it is claimed. is owed that state by the governnient for money it borrowed for building gov? ernment buildiugs in Washington. sixtySrst congress. TI1IH1) HMMO-f. SKN'ATE Tbe lively filibuster being conducted against tbe omnibus claims bill in tbc Senate was continuod today, Senator Bristow holding the floor. He resumed the calling of attention to numerous items which he cbaractcrized as un justinablc. Mr. Bristow pursued his opposition to the end and deraanded a roll-call on tbo final passage of the bill. A num? ber of amendments proposed, eliminat ing objectionable items. were rojected. The bill was passed?45 ayes, 11 In annouueing that Senator Klkins was detained at home by serious illne and paired, Senatoi Scott, added: "I am glad to say he is much better." HOUSE. Tho San Francisco-New Orleans Ex position squabble had a biief roemde sence in the House this afternoon. Mr. Kahn, moved to dischargo the Houso eommittee on industrial arts ind expositions from consideration of bil firstSan Francisco fair bill. Introduced last December. explaining tbal tlns measure asked for an appropriation of $6,000,000 and that tbe campaigns of Californiabad raised$17,000,000and he did not de3ire to ask for any appropri? ation from the government. He said that perhap* later the proruoters would ask for some sum to cover tbc cost of a government exhibit. Mr. Wickliffc, represcnting tbe N?W OrleanB faction, objected immediatcly, and he and Kahn disputed the ques? tion vociferously. ThcCalifornia mem ber's request was finally denicd, not withstanding that he protosted that this wasn't the bill the San Franchod boomers wanted to pass. Trtple Murder. Durham, N. C, Dcc. 20.?Shcrifi18. M. Whceler and two deputies are rush ing tothis city with Nathan Montague, a negro, closely pursued by a posse of incensed farmers who are seeking the negro to lynch him. His crime WM one of tbe most revolting in tho history of the state. Last ni^lit he broke into tho homo of I-cycon Sanders, a former living some distance from this city. Ho murdered Sanders and his two-year-old grand child. Tben be assaulted Uisa Mina Sanders, tbe twenty-year-old daugbter of bis vietim, and afterward eut her tbroat with a jack knife. |Moii tagvo flrod tho houso in an effort to hide his crimc, A farm band who a c.ped gave the alarm and tho sberiff overpowered and aro t:d the ! negro. He started for this city wilh a moh of euraged farmers in hot pursirt Tho -lierifi. his deputies and the negro are tryiog to mako this city hy ? round abnit way. Meanwhile neighhors of tho Sanders family are guarding the roads and if they can sccure posse.sion of tbo negro will burn him. Hwceplng Deeision. Pbiladelphia, Dee. 20.?In a rweei ing deeree handed down by Judge* Gray, Buffington and Lanning, in the United States Cir_uit Court of Appeals tbis afternoon the Temple Iron Com? pany is practically forced out of busi? ness. Tho court decreed that tho railroads and other companies iiOerested iu the Temple Iron Company shall not ils stock aud they are restraiued from participaling in the management of the Temple Company. By foreing the disruption of the Temple Iron Com? pany, the government will destroy tbe mediuui through which the railroads operating in theanthracite region com bined to control tbe outwut of the field. J. F. McReynolds, counsel for the governnient, immediately took au appeal to the Supreme Court of tl.e United States. Disabled Steamer. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Dee. 20.?No word has been received today from the Woermann Line steam-ll Inghert and Irma Woermann. Tlie latter vcssel left last night in the hce of a howling gale to sueeor the Inghert whieh was reported twelve miles off tbe coast with disabled engincs. Afier she sailed the gale increascd in strength, and it is feared both vcssels may have been driven miles to tbe northbound. Prlze Flghter Dlsnilssod. Pbiladelphia, Dee. 20.?John Kain, of tbis city, opponentof Charles Imhot, (Kid (lardner), a lightweight boxer, who died following a bout at the Non paraleil Club here last Friday, was dis cbarged from custody today by tbe coroner . jury. In his address 10 Ihe jury, Coroner Ford showed himself to be of mest liberal views toward athletic conteste, stating that boxing mateln j were not different from football. He maintained that when a person entersa boxing eontest il is witb tho knowledge that he is likely to lose his life. The Engllab Eleetion. London, Dee. 20.?Ths new parlia? ment, according to tho returns which were completed today will be made up as fqjlows: Conservatives, 272; liberals, 242; laborites, 32; nationalists, 74; O'Bricn ttes. 10. The only ehange in the complexion of the House of Commons since last January is tbat tho liberals lost three and the conservatives one to tho labor? ites and nationalists. Do the right thlng ifyou hare Nasal Catarrh. Oct Ely's Cream Balm at once. Don't touch the catarrh powdera and snuffs. for they contatn cocaine. Ely's Cream Balm releases the secretions that inname tbe nasal passages and the throat, whereas medlclnea made with mercury merely dry uo the aecretiona and leave you no better "than you were. lnaword, Ely'a Cream Balm Ib a real remedy, not a delualon. All druggista, 50 cents, or mailed by Ely Bros., 58 WarreB Street, New Tork. _ A sprained ankle wiil usually disable the injured person for three or four weeks. This is due to lack of proper treatment. When Chamberlain's Lin? iment is applied a cure may be effected in three or four days. Tbis liniment is one of the best and most remarkable preparations in u?e. Sold by W. F grfiffcten ?nd Ricb?r_ pibfon, Y<'sior<la>'> i:*|i!?-b>ii in \t\\ \ orV. New Vork, IVc 20.-The body of tho tentb rictim of yeaterday'a ex? plosion att1 rk Central term? inal was taken froiri the ruins early to? day. It is believed that this oon;; the death II rding to theofli cials, the miasingeroployeahaveturned up. However, a large force of work* men is still at work dearing away the de'nris iu Ofder to make certain that there are DO more dead. Of the injured iu the boapitall five have (ractored skulls and will probably die. Four others have serious fiv of limbs, one man has lo8l ono eye and will probably lose the sightof tho other. a girl has lost an eye while many others aro suffering from painful lace rations. The ooroncr and district attorney are OOOperating in their investigation to (ix tbe re?ponsihility. It now seems certain tbat tho di-aster could have heen averted had some ono taken the precaution to till the sand box ol tlie electrie lme whieh bauled the train that anapped the Pintacb gas pipe. Tliooxi'losioii damage runa into the millioiis. It was estiniated by the in rra ofthe building department to? day that to put all ofthe laoaged atme turea in tbe "enplo Into condition will require $1,500,000. of tbe atructurea are ao wrecked tbal they will have to he rebuilt. The Xchon* < J 1'ittshurg, Dec. _i).?Important de positions in counection with the trial of Mra. Jobn 0. Bebenk, accoeed of poisoning her millionaire packer hus band, of Wheeling, W. Va., wero taken liy Attorney Hciinis Beben, i oill.es in the Berger building here to? day. It waa d I tliat tbe testi? mony given behind the closed doors will be of great importance when ihe ??ics tO trial on January 9. The depoaitioni wore l>y Judge Jordan in Wheeling at tho reqm tho defense attorney.-'. wbo dednred tbey intended by thiati -how tbat a conipiraey eziated againat Mrf. Bebenk. Otber - 8iU '' taken at Mariotta, <>.. within tle few daya. .Aiu.tlur Cbarga af-luet .Um-inui-. Richmood, Va.', Dec. 20. Tl.at Alton A. Armatrong, under am Washington, I>. C, inoonnection with the Knott-K'.scntlial badger game, operated ln Richmond ia the positiw belief of Mieaea Horteuee Ulair and May Soward. From an accurate do acription furniabed hy the police, both women aro certain tbat Armatrong, for whom the polico have been looking nrei lin-e, is tbo man who Bgtrred in Rtehmond. tiiaa H6ward waabonnd and gag?;e,| in ber room aome montha ago and robbed of more Ihan HC ",i-, Howard tbat Armatrong : ber ai lailent, that abe will be I thi- morning to face the priaoner wHu bei aocu.-ation. To gkaadei nwral Mairtagea, New V->:k, Dec 20. Iba( the eldera of ihe llormon Church poaftively promiaed among Ihemaelrea lo aban ilon plural marri-gee following tbo in tervention of Preeident Cterdand t" protect them from peraecution, ia tbe oient of former l'nited States ft oatot Frank 3. Oanoofl in tln- ourreni Brerybody'a. Twenty-eii ofthe Hor' mon bierarehy participated in the meet? ing iu Preaidenl Wilford Woodruff'i offlce and all agreed that there bad i, en a "revelation Irom God,'" agninaf tho ph-ctice. lt?il Crtwa < brlataaaa ?< ahh Washington, IV . 90. 1*8 Amer? iean Red < announoed today that up to leatSaturday night nearly ?"?"'. 000,000 Bed Croas Chriatniae aeala bad been aold. Tho actual number sold lo date ia 15 000,1.ixce ? <>f sales for I909.aed tit frei peeta Ihil year's moord wfll exceed tbe50,000,009 ronrk. The stamps are OO sale in evcrv and torritory execpting Idahoand Mon tana._ Vri'iitent to an A\ iator. Charttea, Dec 80.- Aviator Foin, while attempting tbe seriea <>f (lights required by the Ai ro Club of France to qualify foi an ivial one, felL, He waa badly injored and hisaoroplanc was completely wrecked. Bcbeefthe C-srer afnfger. Boston, Dec. 20?Diatricl Attorney Higgina, a j rnj^rding Ine report tbat an unnamed woman had been indicted in conni ction witb the Qlover murder, declared the indiet ment was the one q i ken of six months ago, and tbe reaaon thal the woman nevor was arresidl W8I tliat there was not anfflcient evidence against hor. ?tirtklng Mtnere ?_?& We-t Mewton, Pa,, Dec, 80.?Ward was oonveyed to tbe loeal police l of the ahootipg ol tbree minera of Os borne, noar bi n I'op utv Bberiffa guarding tbe manea of the Pittaburg Coal Company. It I I tbat the atriki ked Ute deputiea and were reputaed. Tbe con? dition of the wounded mon is BOftOtH, Ilia/. l'ears Assassl nation. Ifexieo City, Dec 20.?Empioynig every poaaibk pnraution against as sassination, Piaaadeof Diaz. of Mexico, is livin? ln fear of his lif* It beOMM known today that trusted servants taste all food before he aeta and that the aged president ehanges his sleeping apart mrntj nightly, foaring a plot to kill him. NO BIDDKKS FOK TWO <TTTI'.RK It waa diseovered yeaterday that the application of the eight-hour law to the coDStruction of veasels for the government bas hit the revenue cutter service a blow. When the hour arrived for the opening of bids for the two revenue cutters provided for at the last sesmou of Congress there were no bids to con siJcr. This indifference to govun ment ooptractt was at once attributed to the operation of the eight hour law, many shipbuilders having declared it would be impossible to engage upon work under Ibe reijuirements laid down by that law, considering the limit of appropriati.ns. The greate?t danger from influenza is of ita reaulting in pneumonia. Tliis can beobriated by natng chamberlain's Cough Remedy, aa it not only curea in? fluenza, but eounteracta any tendency of the disease towarda pneumonia. rteld by W. F, Creighton and Bicbard Uibsob. XEW8 OFTHE DAY. The l'. B. Bupreme Court adjourned yesterday until Jauuary 3. Tho striking machinists, black smiths, hoilermakers and sbeet metal workcrs of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain system will return to work tomorrow. The settlement was agreed upon between the offieials of tho com? pany and representativos ofthe striking empjoyes last night in St. I/Oiiis. Ac? cording to the statcment of General Manager A. W. Sullivan, the settle ment U a eomplete vietory for tbo company. Tho men go back to work ou tbe terms offered May 1, which they rejected. With a knifo wound in his heart, thrce-quarters of an in lengtb, ncatly stitched up by tho surgeons, Hamuel t-erman, a New York waiter, wont back to work yesterday. His case is s;.id to be the seventb successful opera tioiis ofthe kind known. Her man was atabbed in a brawl with acustomer. He was taken to Gouverneur Hospital and Dr. John F. Erdman used twelve stitches to draw the lips of tho wound in the heart togethor. To replacc lost blood, the surgeon injectsd 500 cubic eentimcters of salt solution. It is expected that a constituent as Bembly will be obnreoed in Lisbon in vpril. The presont plans call for the creatiofl of a singlo chamber legislative body of 800 members which wtll elect the president of the republic for a live year term. The special naval commis? sion appointed under the provisional government recommonds tho acquisi tion of three 111,000 ton battleships with a spend of twenty one knots each, car rying ten guns; three 3,000 ton twenty two i.not cruisers; twelve thirty knot totpedo boat destroyers and six sub mariues. American constructors will be invited to bid for tho new vossels. OPHjl ??WIOMA?i By a deeiaive vote in tho Senate yes? terday the vieo-president was overrulal jn the matter of counting a quorum. orBeveridgo failed togot apromise for early consideration of the gift coupon bill. The Indian appropriation bill was reported favorably. Si nator Hristow eonlinued his fili bnater against tho omnibus claims bill. Byfordnfl number of roll calls and l.y retaining tbc tloor during a largo portion of the day he prevented a votc and again forced the bill over. The Senate passed a fow minor bills and adopted the House resolution agree ing to ailjourn on Wednesday for the Christmas reeess, reconvening Jan? uary 5. Tho Houso early in the day M\ into a puliamcntary wrauglc, which Jevel oped when the bill to codify tho postal lawi was taken up. Tho measuro was taken up. The measure was sti 1 under consideration when tho House ad? journed. Scveral bills of minor importanco Were PM A resolution was introduced calling for a congressional Investigation of Theodore Roosevelt's transportation expenses while ho was president. A resolution was passed to cxtend time for marking Confederato graves. A bill to reimburso subscribers to Mis. Htone's ranaom fund was favor? ably reported. Much of tbe session was devoted to tbe counting of quorums and tho dis iii of qucstions of a parliamcntary nature. It was the first "suspension Monday'' under the revisod rules. For the lirst timo the House of Rep ii-si ntatives put into actual practice the new rulo adopted just beforo tho eloso of the last session whercby on "suspen? sion Monday" motions to dischargo a eommittee from further consideration of a public bill and to place the bill on the calendar shall have precedenco over motions to suspend the rules and bring in some particular bill. As a n nll thereof tbe reading was begun of a bill for the revision and coditica tion of the postal laws. This provides for a practical rer.lassitiation of the postal servica and for the appointment of a director general of posts. TIII-. DISTRK T HEFORMATORY. ( omplying with tho request of the ition introduced Saturday by Sen? ator Du Font, tho commissioners of tho District of Columbia will today sciid to tbe Senate a report replying to the contentkms ol tbe Mount Ver? non Ladies' Bociety that the home of tbe lirst president will bo desecratcd by tbalooation on an adjoining traet of ihe new District reformatory. The protest of tho Mount Vernon lians was based on tho 9998 of maintainingocriminal institution with? in a short distance of Washington's bome and tonib. Led by Mrs. Levi Letter, tbe society has waged an active war, (?ulminaling with the introduction ol Benatoi 1 >'* I'ont's resolution. The commissioners' report will tako pp in detail tbc loeation of tho prop !<. trd, showing that although it is but four miles from Mount Vernon, it is separatod from it by Gunston Covo, about one mile wide, by the high ridge tbat divided the two original planta tions, and a wide strip of beavily wooded forest. It will be expressed as the commis? sioners' plan to erect the reformatory buildings some distance from the water front. so that they will be entirely sereened from the river. A stockade will incloso the reservationa to prevent possible escape. A brick-making plant and possibly some other industries are contemplated. The traet selected by the commis? sioners embraces about 1,500 acres, and slopes from the ridge downward to Po hick bay and Accotink bay. The re? port will lay especial stresa upon tbe de.irability of such an institution being located on the river front, thus provid ing quick meansof transportation. The sentence of John Wynne, mur? derer, who was sentonced to be hanged lot tbe murder of A. F. McKinnon, was today commented by President Taft to life imprisonment. But the mother is ignorant of the crime of her son and tho Department of Justice and the president joined effort to keep the facts from her. ?? ia.i Many persons find themselves affect ed with a persistent cough after an at tack of iofluenza. As tbis cough can be promptly cured by the use of Cham? berlain's Cough Remedy, it should not be allowed to run until it becomes troublesorae. Sold by W. F. Creigh? ton and Richard Gibson. CI-R1STMAS?WHAT IT MEANS. [Written for the <.:i/etio. We can easily imagine that some where in tho great bcyond there moves iu its orbit a platset inhabited by people very much like ourselves, po3sossed of ahigher stato cf perfection in mech anism than this earth has yet discovcr ed for witne.'sing tho tran?actions of another globc. If from this imaginary planct ou tho morningof Decembei 26, some hunian eye, penetrating the vast stillness of almost cndless spaee, oould fasten its gazc on tln; frost-bitten of this old world of outt, wo naturally wonder what its thought would bo. Can we not fancy a hoary secr, asking his neighbor, "Why is it that year after year down there on earth there isooc day which secms cvor to grow in inter? est and freshness? Doyousuppose that tho rich men of earth aro dividing up tbeir hoarded gold and treasures? Can it be that some nectar of the gods has been loosed from heaven and partaken of by tho lips of men? Or can it be that the millennium has arrived and tliat all the people are getting ready for the new order of things? Wo aro finally convinced that he will come to the con? clusion that it is indeed a strangc and sudden transformation that he cannot comprchend, sosccmingly uncaueed. He doos not know that on the very first Christmas day there was accom pliubcd the most transceiuling love the mind of man has ever known. I ignorant of the fact that ou (bat metn orable day the huavens were 0| and the light of God's presence ?m shown to men. He does not know, prehaps. tbat ou this day there came a fu.ion of the buman and tho divine, such as has never been pietured. If he was wise to these things be would have no cause to wonder at the .ternal freshness of Christ's birthday, and would not marvel a? tho soul-stirring power its memory freshens in theminds of hll mankind. Christmas represents a great deal. Family connections and kindred hearts, which tiie toils. care. and sorrows and even pleasures of a busy world are ever lending to drivo asunder, tbi .pirit of Christmas gathers together and eom mingles in Christian peace. It bids us ask not how much our friends thii.k of ih. but whiit wo think of them. It helps \i^ to forget what we bare done for others and remember only what others havo done for us. It bids us ignore what the world oucs us and ask ourselves as towhat we owe the world. It shows that our existenee is not for what we are going to get oiit of life, but what wo are going to pul in it. And, among many other things, it bids us stop and listen to the longings of little cbildren and reminda us to ooo-fort tbe weak ness and loneliness of those who are in the scar aud yellow leaf of life. It bids us caro for the desolate, beal tbe wounded of heart, clic.r up the ? down iu spirit, and wilh a happy siiiile produee ransbinein tbe midst of floom. Visit tho poor and ministcr to their many wants. Many of tbe little are shoeless and without proper cloth ing to keep them warm, and are found iu many pi: In theso houses are bomes, and in these homes are Ibe Btrongest and gentlest and sweetest influenee by which buman life is touched. lt may be the huniblest hovel on the billshle, but it is a home if in it one man and is true to one woman, and one wo? man loves and in truetO one tuan. And tbe queen of the household gathers around her tho loved one COmmitl her care aud teaches tlietn lo live like the boy who enriched with so much beauty and grandeur the bumblfl |... - erty of the Nazarene bome. Alexandria is uoted for its cluritably inclined people and organizations. The good women are kept busy now in fer reting out and ministering to the many wants of the suffering during thii win try weather and find the need much beyond their ability to meet. Tons of discarded clothing are. no doubt. being moth eaton in garrets in many bomes in our city which would be a God send to the sbivcring waif or mother at tbis time. In addition to the organizalion rcpresented by chartahly inclisi men, tho Benevolent Protective Order of Klks will, as usual, till many b for the needy and brighten iiiinierous homes now so gloomy. Wo are sure that if an appeal were made for many things what have been relegated to the woodshed, tho closets and tbe rooms of many of our homes and these things collected distributed by tbe proper authorities.in tbe li^ht channel, it would lie not only Christmas in name to many suffering ones, but one in nature. Like bread cast upon tlie waters, it will return to bless tbe giver. ^_H Deputy Mei-C Klllol. Latrobe, Pa., Dee. 20.-During a fight with a party of sliiking coal niin ers, Deputy Sberiff (has. Davidson, attempted to board a moving freight train of tho Pennsylvania railroad, at Brandenville today, and missing his fooiing fell to tho rails an 1 was ground to death. Davidson, who was a resi dent of Philadelphia, was escorting I negro strike-breaker to the plant of the Latrobe and Connellsvilbi Coal Com? pany at Brandenville when attacked by tbe strikers. ISLAND STILI. THERE. A dispateh from San Salvador says: Tho report emanating from Port Li mon, Co8ta Rico, that as a result of a terriftc earth iualte an island iu tbe Ho pange lagoon, ln tbe interior of Salva? dor haa disappeared, with the drown ing of many women and children is en? tirely without foundation. Onlyaslight enrthquakc has occurred recently in this section, without daniage to prop? erty or loss of life. Ilopongo lagoon, wbicb lics to the soutbeast of San Sal? vador, is in a normal state. The peculiar propertics of Chamber? lain's Cough Remedy have been thoroughly tested during epidemics of influenza, and when it was taken in time we bave not heard of a single case of pneumonia. Sold by W. F. Creighton and Richard Gibson. DIED. At Aeeokeek. Md., Deeember K. U?J0. MAHV K. DUNN1NOTON, widow or tbo late Capt. .Stephen M. iHranlngton, ofthis clty.?[Washington and Charles ?ounty, Mr1., papers please eopy. On Monday. Deeember l:'. at 11 p. ui. at hia residenee. 317 south Lee street. CHARLES H. BENl?EK. in the year of bis age. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8p. m. rrom the real tience.^WMUio jwn napars. tdMw wpjf DRY GOODS. This store will be open late tonight. Christmas Silks $1.00 and $1.25 Fancy Silks,|59c. incj l-JTetaa aml Louisines, in eheeka, atrlpea, and Figures. All eol a the Iot W'oith 81.00 aod CQ $i.25 Black Peau de Cygne, 85 c. aV-iiicli Blaok Peau de Cyjrno; verv soft aud perfectly (inisheit. Xothlng nicer for dreaaem, aii pure --Uk, aml ?eua regularlyal J1.25 a yard. Bpe- oj| $1.00 Persian Silks, 75c. 24 and 19 Ineb IVr^ian Taffetas and iine. aud V'arp Pritits. All pure ilk. ln hundreda <>f dill'eretit *7 e* Btylea. $l.oo values . / _>C Waist Patterns ,60 Embroldered Freneh C_\t QQ Crepe Waist Patterns .... ?U>I.OO s ^l.OO _,"ji i'i?; ilan Embroldered Frcuoh BatlateWaiat Pattem LANS8UR6H S BRO. 420-426 Seventh Street. WASHINGTON, D. G VllHrlNIANEWS. Tho Bichmond coroner yesterday in terruptod at the grave the funeral of a boy killed on the railroad long enough t<> aatiafy bimaelf 110 crime bad been eommitted. Thomas E. Leach, former casbier of the Newport News and Old Point Raiiway and Electric Company, waj arrested yesterday 011 a charge of ste.ling $301) from the company. Miss Btyaa Fttawater, of Nokesville, and Charles Hall Albright, of Doves villo, Md., yesterday were married at tlie First Baptist parsonage, at ttown hy Kev. E. K. Thomaa. \Y. ['. Yarney, roforee in bankruptcy, beld a meeting at Manassas vesterday ofthe oroditors of Lcopold Sellis and appointed Bryan GoroM trustee and Henry Camper, 0. D. Waters and Eugene Qiddinga appraieara. Francis Foulke Beirne, of Richmond, baa been chosen by tho committee on ion to reet Ire tbe Rhodes scholar ibip for Virginia. Ho ia a son of the late Richard F. Beirne, editor of the old Bichmond State. Mi--: Oorrie Smith, daughter of a well to do widow of Bristol, died Sun? day nighl a suicide ftom morphine poisoning. A young man, said to have been ber sweetheart, has disap peare I, The remaina of Judge John K. Mason Wl r8 tikt ;i from the vaalt in the Fred? erieksburg cemetery to King George county, bia former homo, on Monday, and iuterred in tbe family Iot in the cburch yard of St. Jolin's Episcopal church. Bichird B. Davis, of IVtershurg, has accepted the appoiotment as assistant attorney-general of Virginia to succeed tho late Capt. William E. Bibb. Mr. Davia is ? Confederate vcteran, and one of tbe foremoat lawyera in the state. Hia appoiotment is accepted and gives satiafaction. Mr. Jfarry St. Qeorge Tucker, of \ Polk, yeaterday reeeived a telegram announcing the death of his nepbew, Randolph Carmicbaal, at I-exington, andbe left that afternoon for that place. Mr. Carmichael was the son of Mr. Tucker's sisttr. He was 35years old, and was a reaident of Charleston, W. Va. Mr. Krno (i. Smith, of Fauquier gpringa, and Miss E. Lucile Taylor, of Remington, were married at Remington on Saturday morning. The ceremony was performed hy Ber. L. F. Harper. The bride ietha daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlea W. Taykr. Among the usliers was Mr. HoA'ard W. Smith, of Atexandria. Haory Willis, of Culpepor, a mail on tho Norfolk and Western Raiiway, between Roanoko and Pu I list night and jailed, 1 with rilling the mails and atealing money meant for Roanoke merchanta, He admits he is guilty. A decoy letter with marked bills was takcu yesterday hy Willis, so the post al authoritios asse-t. In the loeal option election ia Suf? folk yesterday tho "drys" secured a majority of ?>"> out of a total vote of 747, tbe largest whieh has ever been tbere in any election. After the annouocement of tho tigures, the milla and factoriea blow their whistles, bells rang, and tho victorious faction parad cd tho streets, shouting. Tho day nas orderly, no clashes or animosity being shown. Thero were many cbal lenges at the voting placcs, some of these voting later in the day. Two years ago tho "dry" majority was _07. The fair sex was uot as active aa in the last election in any capacity. ITeamster Killed Chicago, Dec. 20.?John Donnelly, aged 2o, a steamstor in the employ of a loeal garment manufacturer, waa shot and killed, suppoaed by strikers, while at work here early today. Don? nelly, after being shot, continued to drive his wagon, but lost consciousness after procecding half a mile. He was takeu to the hospital and died shortly after his arrival there without givinz any e'ew lo the identity of bis asaail ant. "Big Bill" Keliber. implicated with George W. Coieman in misapplyiug the funds of the National City Bank of Cambridgc, Mass., was today sentenced to Ifl years in tbe Charlestown state prison. Comprooiiso agreement ending tbe machioistfl' strike on the Missouri Paci nc Iron Mountain syBtem, atops auto matically b-llcting of a general strike proposition affecting Gould lines. What is the hest Christmas gifta for your wife, daughter, sister or mothor? A pair or COUSIK'S 16.50 SHOES for 16.00. J, A, Marsball A, Bro., W King straet, t Quality Tells. offers for Christmas Large Cluster Raisins Fancy Paper Shell Al monds English Walnuts Jumbo Pecans Large Brazil Filberts Fancy Citron Seeded Raisins Cleaned Currants Florida Orantfes Layer Figs Malaga Grapes Pure Fresh Candies from 10c to 25c lb. Pineapple and Full Cream Cheese Cape Cod Cranberries, CJc. 45 Year's Experience in Buying TEA3 AND COFFEES. Iecl7 lw Store Open Every Night This Week. Practical Xmas Suggestions For Men. Smoking Jackets, each $5.00 and . $0.00 Bath rohos each $3.98, $3.00and . *7.50 Necktiea each 25c, 50c and. $1.00 Initial handkerchiefs each 12% and. Se Silk mutflers each 50c, 7.V, $1.00 and. $1.50 Kid gloves pair $1.00. $1.50 and . $_.oo YVartn gloves pair 35c, 50c $1.00 $1.50 and . I'mbrellas each $1 (X) to. $G.o0 Suspenders io box pair 25c, 50c, $1.00 and. $1.50 Comhination sets, auspemi arm hands and garters to match 50c-, $1.00.. $1.50 Ties and handkerchiefs in neat boxes set. $1.00 Tio, handkerehief and hose t? match in neat boxca set $1.0J $1.25 and.: $1.50 Coat awcatera, each $1.00, $1.50, $2.50, 13.80 and . $5.00 Hosiery pair 15c, 25c and. 50c Silk hosiery pair 50d, $1.00 and . $1.50 Arrow brand collars dorcn. 11.85 laonareh dress shirts caeh. $1.00 Manhattan dress shirts each $1.50 and. $2.00 Night robes each 50e. 75c, $1.(X) . $1.50 Pajamas, tbe suit $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and. $3.00 Outing night robes each 50c, 75c and. $1.50 Outing pajamas the suit, $1.00 and. $1.50 Cardigau jackets each $2.00, $3.00 and. 13.50 Holeproof Sox guaranteed tho box, $1.50 and.. $2.00 Leather pocketbooks each -5c to. $3.50 Cuff buttons pair 25c, 50c, 75c and. $1.00 Scarf pins each 25c, 50c, 75o and. $1.00 Silk handkorchiefs to 25c, 50c, 75c and. $1.00 Winter underwear each 50c to .*. $2.50 Wool sox pair 25c and. Automobilo gauntlots pair $1.00 $1.50, $1.98, 18.25. t_ 50 Collar boxes each 88c, 89c and . $1.98 Mmv YeckMaSk Halrn-C New York, Dec. 20.?An easier tono prevailed at tbe opening and in the early dealings on the stoek exohango today, although a few stocks made gains. Aggreasive buying caused a sharp upturn in many of tbo usually active shares. After the flrst hour, tho market be? came extremely dull with pricea of many issues sagging off to lower levels. By an agreement of counael the trial of James J. Callagher, Mayor Gayuor's assailant, waa today in Jersey City, N, 3. poatponcd until January 3. Make your wife, daughter, mo her or sister happy.The RED CROSS SH0E will bring the amile. They give tho comfort and tho atylc. J. A. Marshall A Bro., 422 King street._ "R/5W_Ris" EVERY tblng in tlie lloner lino for Xmas. Wroaths, (ut Floiwrsand Pot I'lauts, flrst ektsa, can be liad at moderate prioes at C. POXXKT.t 00., olther in \Vaj,hin_tou or Alexandria. Phono orders Ue live red promptly. Phone, Bell 134. C. POXNET A CO. decli) 3t_201- Duke atreet_ THE annual meeting of tfce stoekholtl ers of tbe ALEXANDRIA #NA; TION'AL BANK will ne heh" floe of the banking house. la Alexandria, ln the state of \ January 10, 1911, from twel o'clock, for the eleerion ot d. tbe enaulng year and for tbe i ofsuchetber bualnewaa rn?: aome before ta? mtHluK, t, rtff? *it?