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The Gazette receives the full tele
graphic service of the United Press
up to 3:30 p.m.every afternoon. In ad
dition it has special correspondents in
Washington, Richmond and Norfolk.
Weather Report
Unsettled v/eather with probable
showers tonight and SunJay.
Sun and Tide Table.
IIi?lt Tide5.27 a. in. and 5.1" p. 1C.
Sun rises 5:0J a. in. and sets 7:3 !?? m.
Start aiiHome Now and Join the Ranks
of theOlndependents.
Never has it been easier to build iban right now?money is plenti
ful and is seeking legitimate channels. And there is no enterprise
more worthy than barae building. It opens the purse strings of
the banker quicker than anything else, because it means that ycu
have decided to become a part of the community in which you
live. Thus almost before you start you lind the ownership of a
home carries a significance. Start it today?you'll be glad if you
do and sorry if you don't. When you're ready to talk lumber
we'll be waiting for you. because we have just the lumber you
will need, besides a lot of suggestions that may be helpful to you?
without any extra charge.
W. A. Smoot & Co., Inc,
4Hbi*Water?Washing has a Great Fall,
Hot-water-washing sat on a wall,
IJofc-water-washing had a great fall.
f&ls-Napfcha soap and good Anty Drudge,
With cool or warm water wash out dirt and
Time was when women boiled the
wash and then stood for hours over steam
ing tubs rubbing the clothes up and down
a board.
It was hard work?hard on the women;
4iard on the clothes.
But it was the best they knew at the
time?the only way to soften and loosen the
Not so now. Careful housewives?
women who appreciate the economies of
housekeeping, wash the clothes the
Fels-Naptha way.
It' s easier?easier on them; easier on
the clothes. No boiling; no hard rubbing.
Does the work in half the tkne and
with one-tenth the energy.
And it cleans the clothes through and
through?makes them just as fresh ami
sweet as new. Not only whke clothes, brat
the woolens, flannels and colored things. h
Do your washing the Ftife-Naptha wa^
It saves your hands; keeps them soft.
Follow the directions printed on tte
red and green wr^pps?.
Hie Convalescent Telephones
Do You?
461% If IGHTY glad to hear your voice again, 0$$
i man! Hope to be abh to see you ao<pn}*
The sick room is cheered^ tHe tfrfcflBJg
iroice over the telephone.
It comes from the outside world and tig)
interest of the convalescent in life.
It actj, as a tonic.
The universal Bell Service enables the invad|3
"shut-in' to keep in touch with friends and refcHT?# CSU&
and distant.
T.ou should have fl BcU
? telegraph ce. ?p Virginia
Men, Women and Children Tear
Down Trolley Wires and
Wreck Cars.
New York, August 5.?Led by a
woman, a mob of several hundred
men, women and children today tore
down trolley wires, wrecked three cars
and stoned and beat their crews in
rioting which quickly followed the call
ing of a strike on two of Brooklyn's
street car lines to Coney Island. Four
persons were injured.
Harry Moore, motor man, and John
Sherman and Edward Pwyer, a con
ductor, were dragged from their cars
and fearfully beaten. Women and
children joined in the attack. All three
were rescued by the police reserves,
and taken to the hospital,
James Williams, aged ('?(>, a passen
ger on one of the cars,jumped and f?dl,
dislocating a shoulder. About I'.OO m
are involved in the strike, but it
feared that it mav spread toother line.,
Much Suffering Wili Result to Poor.
One Thousand Will Probably
Quit Work.
London, A tig. ?Meat prices had
doubled in London today as a lesult of
ihu strike of the dock workers. There
was a great scarcity of beef and mutton
today and prices went up another notch.
Other provisions followed suit. Should
the strike continue, dealers declare
there will soon be much suffering
among the poorer classes.
A dectsiou in the arbitration now in
progress, will be announced tonight.
Should it be unfavorable, strike leaders
assert that they will call out 10(1 OHO
more men by Monday morning.
London, Aug. o.?The strike of the
dock workers took a serious turn late
this afternoon when it was announced
by the leaders that 110,000 employes
of I he street car and business and bus
lines would be called out. In addition
to those, it was declared, 40,000 union
men connected with other transporta
tion companies would walk out in a
sympathetic strike.
At a long session of the Chailottes
ville City Council Thursday night, the
proposition to issue $2<>,000 gas im
provement bonds was voted upon, eight
of the nine members present voting to
approve. September 5 was fixed as the
date for the election. There was short
age of water in the town, and it is said
that unless that ?etiion is blessed with
unusually hard rains, :i t ise in the
water of the iosi>rv?ir cannot In- ex
pected m the ue\t three months The
gound is dry at least ten feet down.
Water has already been cut off from
the liverymen of Charlottesv ille, from
the bat In. and swimming pool of the
Young Men's Christian Association,
and the supply of tho Chesapeake and
Ohio Railway Company has been cm
Dr. S. A. Austin, indicted at Roa
noke for murder and criminal mal
practice. now in the State asylum at
Marion, will be tried within a short!
time, since Judge Walter II, Staples
was advised by the hospital authorities
yesterday that the accused is sane.
Dr. Austin was arrested March ]S.
1010. He was later arrested' on two
counts, one for murder and the other
for criminal malpractice. One of his
patients, Mrs. Benjamin Irvine, died
from the effects of an operation. The
case was continued from lime to time,
and in August, when the case was
called, counsel for the physician took
advantage of a new statute on insanity.
The common soldier loved Jackson.
It was not for any jolly comradeship,
not for any fascinating magnetism of
peisonal charm or heroic enthusiasm.
He was a hard taskmaster, exacting
and severe. \\ hilst his soldiers
struggled painfully towards Romney
in the teeth of the winter storm his
lips were never opened save fur sharp
rebuke or peremptory order." But the
men had confidence in him. He had
got them out of many a diilicuity and
something in his manner told them
that he would get them out of any dilli
culty. The sight of his old uniform and
scrawny sorrel horse stirred all their
nerves and made them march and light
as they could not have done for
another man. And then they knew
that though he was harsh, he was
just. He expected great things of
them, but he would do great things
for them. He would slaughter them
mercilessly to win a victory: but when
it was won, he would give them the
glory, under OJod and would cherish
the survivors with a parent's tender
ness. \\ e do not regard hi,r> as a
severe disciplinarian/' writes one of
them, "as a politician, as a man seek
ing popularity but as a christian, a
brave man who appreciates the condi
tion of a common soldier, as a fatherly
protector, as one who endures all hard
ship iQ common with his followers;
who never commands ? others to face
danger without putting himself in the
van- [Gamaliel Bradford, jr., in
the Atlantic.
gives instant relief ana an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis and
Hay 1- ever. Sold by druggists; mail on
on receipt of 51.00. Trial package by
mail 10 cents Williams Mfg Co., Props.,
Cleveland, O. For sale, wholesale and
tail by E. S. Laadbeater dfcSona
Mrs. Beattie's Clothing Spotted with
Dust and Dirt. The Pool of
Blood and Hairpin.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 5.?Detective
Flynn, acting in behalf of the prosecu
tion. today secured statnients from a
utimber of new witnesses in the Beat
tie case which the commonwealth at
torneys assert bears out thoii contcu
tiou that Mrs. Henry Clay Beattic was
murdored on the road, and after a
desperate struggle with her assailant.
Henry Clay Beattic, jr., who is held
by the coroner's jury for his wife's
murder, testified that she was killed
while fitting beside him in their au
tomobile. The prosecution discovered
that a pool of blood and a hairpin,
believed to have been in.Mrs. Beattie's
hair when she was shot, were
found some distance from the
place where Beattic. declared the
murder occurred. Today Detec
tive Flynn, it was said, had learned
from witnesses that Mrs. Bealtin s
clothing was spoiled with dust and
? liri, as if it bad fallen in llin road,
nud that her hair was pulled out as
if she bad been dragged by it.
The name of the new witnesses were
not made public. j
Cabinet Officers Said to be About
to Resign. Situation Stil I
London, Aug. fi.?That Dr. Von
Bethman-Hollweg, imperial German
chancellor, and Herr Von Kinderlen
Waechter, the German foreigner secre
tary, will tender their resignation to Em
peror William as a result of the agree
ment, in principle, between Germany, ,
:ind France in the Morrocan dispute, is,
the belief here today. It is persistently j
stated in semi-official circles tbnt the
Emperor overruled I be aggie?si\C
policy of lb.- chancellor and foreign
secretary and ordered them to rrc?*de
from tbe?r original demands.
Wbile the reported agreement yes
terilay between France and (Sermauy,
clears the way for an amicable >n ttle
ment ultimately, it is declared in Lon
don that the situation is still fraught
with possibilities of further complica
tion and prolonged negotiations before
the d? tails can be finally woikedout.
So far as can be learned, Germany
modified its demands fur a portion of
the Franch Congo territory as "com
pensation." sufficiently lo make it
possible, for France to grant them,
without prejudicing other foreign in
But the agreement regarding Ger
many's economic interests in Morocco,
has jet to be considered, it is said, and
as this mattei also concerns England,
negotiations may still be complicated
with definite questions.
Kev. C. D. Bulla, formerly pastor of
the M. E Church South, was in the
city today.
The condition of Miss Maude Johns,
a nurse at the Alexandria Hospital,
and who was recently operated upon
for appendicitis, is improving
Miss Eva Cowling has returned from
Charlottesville where -be has been tak
ing the summer school professional
course at the University of Virginia, j
l)r. S. B. Moore expects to leave on
Monday for an extended trip to Cleve
Dud, Chicago and Wisconsin, where be
will visit some of the prominent sur
geons of the country, among them the
famous Dr. Mayo.
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Carliu, of
Arcturus, and their two children, will
leave tomorrow morning in their auto
mobile for Atlantic City, wliero they
will spend two weeks.
Marian Page the 2-year-old daugh
ter of L.iorge .and Elizabeth Davis,
died yes'eulay at the home of her par
ents, K? Duke street.
The members of Grace Church
choir lef' Friday for Atlantic City
chaperoned by Mrs. Mor? :>c- Wheat
A meetiug of R. E. Lee Camp, Con
federate Veterans, will he held on
Monday night next.
Mrs. Sallic Gensomer, living on
Gibbon street, was badly bitten on the
loft hand by a stray dog this morning.
She as treated by Dr. W. A. WW
field :
A vigorous protest against the ftppK
oatiou of the Washington Southern
Railway Company for permission to in
crease its passenger fares between
Washington and Alexandria to a tlat
charge of fifty cents each way has been
filed with the. Interstate Commerce
Commission. *
Washingtonians oppose the proposed
increase, and say the effect of the new
rate would he to force all the country
trade from points aloug the Washing
ton Southern and Richmond, Fredt-r
icksburgfand Potomac lines to be divet
ed to Alexandria.
Koosevelt Before Committee.
New York. Aug. 8. For the first
time in the history of the United . tales
a former president appeared before a
legislative Investigating committee,
when Col. Thetjdore Roosevelt present
ed himself before the Stanley Congres
sional investigation committee to ten
what he knew regardiug the gobbling
up of its strongest rival, the rennesse
Coal and Iron Company by tje -tefci
Mob Gathers Around Hotels Where
Strike-breakers are Quartered- --
Police and Strikers Fight.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 5.?Awed by
5,000 men and boys who burned in
effigy General-Manager Harrigan of the
street oar company, bceau.se be refused
to arbitrate with bis 500 car men, who
struck at 1:15 this morning, the 300
strike breakers, under Louis Christen
son, lie made no effort to run cars up
to S o'clock today and tbere were ru
morsthat Harrigan'would make terms
with the union.
Thousands cheered the union men
as they brought in their cars from the
last trip. Then the crowds charged
the different hotels where strike break
ers were quartered, thronged the lob
bies and foucht the police who tried to
disperse them: After hanging Harri
gan in effigy near the street car waiting
room and then burning the effigy,
mob charged the Kirkwood lintel seek
ing Ghrintenso'.i, but failed li?d him.
During the rioting half a dozen street
cars were stoned.
A 9 o'clock a mob of 'J."'tin strike
sympathizers surrounded the Second
Street carbarns and dared the strikers
to start a car.
Distinguished Party of New York
Yachtmen Will Reach Here
On Monday.
Bringing a distiuuuinhed party of
New York yachtmen, headed by J.
Stewart Blackton, v iee-comm ulore of
the New York Yacht Club, tin; ocean
poing yachts "Kaaruna and
"Paula" will reach Alexandria on
Monday morning to witness tin; trial
run of the "Viva" which will be one of
tlie defenders of the International
trophy motor races this mouth.
The "Viva," which will be launched1
on Monday morning, was built in tho[
plant of the Emerson Kngine Com- (
paiiy of this city and i* said to lie the
lightest, speediest boat, highest pow
ered boat in the world.
Details of her incasiiiemcuts have
not been given out but she i-< equipped
with four of the Emerson six cylinder
engines, each having a 125 horse
power. She will weigh with her
complete equipment and crew about
2500 pounds giving her a weight of
"five pounds for each horse power ac
tually developed which is a record aid
to baveDever before been attained said
motor boat construction.
In her trials between here anil Wash
ington on next Monday the "Viva" is
expected to make a greater speed than
fifty miles an hour. As soon a-, the
trials are completed the defender ivill
be conveyed to New York by the Ka
jaruna" and '' I'aula.
The races for the International
Trophy is one of the world's greatest
sporting events. The American boats
will contend against the boats sont to
this country by the Duke of \\ est min
ister and other distinguished foreign
sportsmen. The preliminaries take
place ouAugust 14th and 15th, and the
finals wiil be held on August 24th and
?25th. The races will be at Hunting
ton Bay, New York. Victor Kmerson.
will drive the 'Viva."
A special car will leavo Alexandria
at 9:22 tomorrow morning which will
be attached at tin; junction to the
regular train for Purcellville in order
to accommodate Alexandrians who
desire to attend the bush meeting.
Heretofore passengers from this city
Lave taken chances for obtaining seats
in trains which left Washington over
crowded and many were forced to stand
all the way to their destination. Such
can tomorrow t.ike the private cai at
the depot and be assured seats. The I rain
will return fit 7:44 in the evening. The
Alexandria Chamber of Commerc- was
instrumental in bringing about these
improved c-tnditions.
The initiatory degree was conferred
upon two candidates at the meeting
last night of Potomac Lodge of < >dd
Fellows. Two new member* weie
elected and two applications for mem
bership were received. A number of
Odd Fellows of this city will attend the
triennial celebration at I'eun Marr on
the 10th instant. Members of the
organization from \ irginia, W est \ ir
ginia, Maryland and the District of
Columbia will attend this celebration.
Tonight there will be an entire
change of acts and pictures at the new
park, also some illustrated songs. Mis
Vau Austin will also get out of a
straight-jacket, locked by any one of
the audience. Prof. Leon loone will
also show some new tricks and D.J.
Dan will be heard in new songs.
The liandaome marine engine, pre
sented by the Emerson Engine Co. t#
the Elks' spring festival, will be drawn
for tmight at the Opera House at the
conclusion of the first show. About
j 2000 tickets have been issued.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Braddock Light and I ower
Company, Incorporated, for the election
of Directors aud the transaction ol such
business as may properly come be lore
said meeting will be held at the otlice ot
the Company. 107 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria. Va., on Tuesday. August
15.1011, at 1:00 o'clock, p. m.
F. J. WHITEHEAD, Secretary.
I aug4 lot
Investigation of Death of Mrs. Galla
horne. Witnesses Say Woman\V as
Shoved Off Porch.
At twelve o'clock today the coroner's
jury which had been summoned by
Coroner Samuel B. Moore brought in a
verdict holding Edward Travels respon
sible for the death of Mrs. Mary Galla
horne, tho ag*>.l fortune teller, who was
pushed from the porch of her hovel on
Franklin street yesterday afternoo
and instantly killed. - ,
The j 11 ry wliicli met :it noaUcy s
undertaking establishment at ten
o'clock was composed of Raymond
Hulfish, foreman, C. C. Brawner,
Max Rosen fold, James B. Martin,
John M. lieed and 11. J. Baker. Pre
vious to the inquest an autopsy was
performed by l)rs. \\ . M. Smith anil !*>.
13. Moore.
Dr. Smith was the first witness and
described the condition of the woman.
He said that all of her organs were in
guod condition and I lint I In'i ?? \>.i> ap
parentis' no reason fur Iter ilealh from
natural causes. The onlv mark of
violence on her body was a snperlicial
Wound on her l?-fl cheek about three
inches i(i length which li" did not be
lievi: was the cause of her death, lb'
said t''!'.ta fall of four f**i*t by a woman
of Mrs. tiallahorue's advanced age
might have caused siillicieiil -hock to
bring about her death.
Charles O. I'ulfinan was an eye wit
ness to the woman being pushed from
the porch and said that, when lie lirst
saw her she was lying on the porch
and Travels went over to where
she was and shoved hei olf. lb
did not hear any quarrel 1101 did
iie see any blow struck. Acting Lieu
tenant Roberts told of the finding of
the body and of the arrest of I ravers
who was found behind the door m
Eawler's saloon.
James Nelson said that lie saw the
woman lying on the sidewalk i.: from
i)f the house and,going aeross the street,
found that she was dead, whereupon
he telephone the police station.
Mary Saunders, another eye witness,
testified lo Travers pushing the woman
off the porch but said Mrs. (Jallahorne
was standing up when she was given
the fatal shove. She hoard no quar
Adrian Wood lawn, a diminutive
darkey, saw the whole affair and said
that Travers first kicked the old woman
and tlion pushed her off the porch.
After the testimony had all been
given the coroner's jury brought in the
following vculict:
"We, tho jury, find that Mary (?al
lahorne came to her death by being
pushed from the porch of her house,
Franklin street, by Edward trav
ers on August -1th li1' 1."
Travers continues to stoutly denj
that lie had any intention of hurting
the woman and said that she .Uated
to him that she was feeling badly and
asked to be lowered to the grass where
she could lie down, which he had done.
His story was very muddled and from
all appearances he was in a state of in
toxication yesterday and did not know
what he was doing, lie stated that he
and the Gallahorne woman drank two
pints i>r gin during the morning.
Travers was removed to the jail fol
lowing the inquest and will he given a
preliminary hearing on Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
Alexander J. Wedderburn has ad
dressed a letter to Charles Bendheim
chairman of the city democratic com-!
mittec, in which he alleges that while
he is ready and willing to pay his
share of the expense incidental to hold
ing a primary election, he thinks that
the fpiota required of candidates for
the Stale Senate is exoibitant when the
fact that Ilie primary will be held on
the same day that the election of
United State senators will take place.
Mr. Wedderburn says candidates for
the. United States Senate, have already
put up Si),D00 each. The amount re
quired or candidates Tor the State Sen
ate. is the same as four years ago
when only such were in the field.
Mr. Wedderburn says it is his inten
tion to outer the campaign for the
State Senatorship from this district.
He says he sent a letter to li. E.
Thornton in which he alleges that Sen
ator Thornton stated during the last
campaign, four years ago. that no man
should aspire to the State Senatorslnp
for more than one term, and Mr. Wed
derburn suggest* that should he ai
Mr. Thornton enter the held, that they
submit their claims to the people nest
November and that no primary elec
tion for State Senator be held. Mr.
Wedderburn states that lie sent a letter
to E. H- Maclien inquiring whether or
not lie would be a candidate, lie sajs
he has received no replies from him
nor from Mr. Ihorntou.
At a dinner party given at "Ben
Venn" in Rappahannock county, the
home of the l.i ide-to-be,, tho
incut was announced of Marshall End
ington Kin-', one of the leading busi
ngs men of Alexandria, and Mrs.
Louise Fletcher Greene, who is promi
nent in Virginia Society. Mr. Km*
was collector of the port at Alexandria
under 1'resident Roosevelt, and is well
known in husine-and political circles.
Both ire members of prominent
families. The wedding .will take place
in November, and the couple will go to!
Europe for their honeymoon. After
their return tl.ev will make their home
in Washington, 1>. C.. having taken
apartments at Stoneleight Court.
Ladies' $2.50 and $3.00 tine Oxfords
and Pumps. Clearing price 42.00.
J. A. Marshall ? Bro. 412 king street
Everything Reduced Below
AH Competition.
Trunks, Suit Cases and Travelling Bag-. '
$1.50 Matting Suit Cases Reduced to $1.
Fibre Suit Case Regular ?1 marked 7or.
Russet Leather Suit Case marked .??;].
$7. fit) Cowhide Suit Case special Sfi.
Trunks marked
$1 Trunks only
5 Trunks marked $4.
A. C. Cowhide Travelling Hags si/i 1G, 17 a.id l:> ail marked $o.
These hags are Leather Lined inside pocket. leathei covered frame
solid hrass lock and trimmings.
Regular price of these hags is ?7.'>0. S|?.'.*i il f,:l|iv sj/e
Window Shades made to order at summer prices
51S-520 Kina Street, Alexandria. V'a.
Brawner & Bro.
Store closes 6.00 p. m?Saturday's Excepted.
o o
I Von will liud us fully prepared to meet yotu ici|iureineiits for I It id
season's preserving. We have received a new assortment of Mixeh
trickling Spices. We have I'tire Vinegars l>otb apple and white, fres
(linger Root and all other preserving necessities- Fresh and at lowes
Pints Ode. (Quarts fifie, 1-2 Callous 7fie. Jelly Classes per do/cii
l^UAIvER CITY HAM, it is good. It i- the real tasty kind of ham
that will satisfy the most particular epicure
Hastily prepared edihles that taste good uhen the appetite suffers from
hot weather. Suitable also for picnics.
1'OTTKI) CHrCIvHN. Canned Chicken, t'auii, Anchotiy Paste.
Canned Pimentos, Shrimp, Lobster, Salmon, etc.
Crape .Juice and Cingerale, I>o111 Domestic and Imported.
Potomac Roc Herring, extra tine Miwd ,,ni special brand for
icing fiOc
When your bread and biscuits are made of ('ream Moui your visitors
will complimrnt the ?'kill of your cool.
Pell 93 Phones. Capital City jt>7
"The Best in the World5'
As the bride led her friends into her
cool, spotless kitchen, they broke into a
chorus of approval.
" Well, I am proud of it," she said, "and proudest of
all of my stove. It's a New Perfection Oil Cook-stove,
and I think they are the best:in the world. They toast,
roast, broil and bake equally well?really to perfection
and the kitchen stays much cooler and cleaner than with any
other range. This stove cuts jriy kitCiien work almost in half.
There is no wood or coal to carry for a New Per
fection; no ashes to clean up. It is ready for use as soon
as lit; out at a touch of the fingers?economical as well as
quick and convenient.
with 1. 2 find 3 buraen, with
lone, turquoise blue enameled chunners.
, Handsomely finished throughout. ,*1^*
- 2-and 3-burner Moves can be h*d with or
\ without n cabinet te,p, which is fitted wfch
? drop shelves* towel rtcb, etc.
Dealers every where: cf \.rite for de
ccriptive cireuhr to the nearest a^ancy
of the
Standard Oil Company
(Inrorporal? .1
State Female Normal Sctol
Tivt-ntv ' iu'litl" S**??;iori >i.l'
tkmmk'i; uh.
For :iim1 information con
cerning State Scholarships write to
I I., i A KM AN. President.
Kannvilh.'s Va
t os > Coke X- or id
Orclei > our Co'ii before thu advance :? I
iowesi summer prices. Ku.-t ((tiality,
prompt <h:iiver> anc hi<iu>c: pri;-.?
l'hon??T< '? ijfc -? ?* id'
\\l i DIENELT Optlialmic Optician
i 51-4 Princc Strrer. Alexandria- Va.
Lowest Prices
Hours: Until a.jrri. O.30 to 9.JO p.
ro. Sundays i'J to i2find by appuint
m ent.

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