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?member* of (he government who had
apokon on the .?object had "spoken for themspfves nnd not for the government. All that bnd thus fnr boon Stlt?tifited ?was 1hnt the mutter should bo discussed and Inquired Into, INQUIRY DESIRABLE, Mr. Ritchie snld he thought, in com? mon with all his colleagues, that such an Inquiry was eminently desirable from ?"?"?very point of view, nnd concluded with faring that the grain duty wns properly Imposed at n time of prest na? tional emergency, and hftd been properly removed when tho pros? ports were brlphler. H" denied th'it there hnd been any Inconsistency, and ?while he regretted that the government hnd wounded the feelings of pome of Its supporters, he believed Its action would bo endorsed by the country. Mr. Ritchie's outspoken repudiation of Mr. Chamberlain's proposals mused an Immense sensation In the lobbies of the House. No such situation had risen In the. parliamentary world since the me? morable split on the h" mreule bill, nnd the keenest Interest was manifested In regard to the possible deriflopmcnts. WESTMINSTER 5CH00L A Beautiful Scene at its Closing Exer? cises Last Evening. The lecture-room of the I-Trst Presbyte? rian Church was last evening converted Into a fnlrylnjid by means of palms, (low? ers and lamps, when the closing exer? cises or Westminster School took place. Dr. Russell Cecil, who has succeeded Dr. Kerr ns president of the Hoard of Trus? tees, presided. There was a. crowded house and appreciative listeners to Dr. English's talk, w.hlch was a pattern for nil commencement addresses, and tho en? thusiasm ran high when the girls ?rnced the stage with their flower drill nnd their recitation?, which were carried out with wonderful success and acceptability to the ?audience. The aNtcroises were of unsual Interest, even to those who were not personally In? terested In the children. Compositions were read by Misses Eliza? beth Wilson. Alary Carneal, Nancy Wat? son, Katherlno Rhoadg and Master Moy lan Fltts. "Recitations were by Misses Ai/.ile Muller Kn?llsh, Virginia K. Campbell, Mario Sands, Con-way Fleming. Elisabeth Wilson, Nellie Walters, Harriet Crew, Harv Page Irving, Katherine Slnton, All son "Hardy, Kate Staples and Gay Wilson. Honors were received by Misses Eliza? beth Wilson, Kate Staples, Nellie Wal? ters, Annie Muller Ensllsh. Virginia 13. Campbell, Mar** Page Irving. Gay Vnughan Wilson, Mary Blair Carne.il, Nan Noble, Katherine Slnton, Katherine Rhoads. Mary Trueman, Harriet Crew, nn.ode, Mao Rol In and Master Moylan There were''primary'recitations in con r?rt bv Misses" Elizabeth Melley. Verna Albert." .Tean Jobson, Ethel Ostergren, An? nie Scott. Bella Wilson. Alice Reld. Eliz? abeth Ellvson. lyjuls Ellyson. nnd Master rharles Tabb. Charles Sands, Edward I'lunU, Albert Huntt, Cabell Trueman and Martin Jtihnson. Miss Campbell, tho principal, and the teachers were very much congratulated on the year's work. CLOSE AND EXCITING CORPORATION ELECTION (Special to .The Times-Dispatch.) LURAV, VA., Juno ?.?A close nnd ex Citing corporation election wns hold at Luray to-dajv Thomas It. Campbell was re-elected Mayor o-ver F. II. Tharp by o ?roto of S3 to 71. John N. Chapman, the present Incum? bent, In a triangular contest was elected sergeant by a plurality of 1 over H. M, Hall his closest opponent. Both suc? cessful candidates are Republicans, though pnrty lines were not drawn to any extent in the contest. The following Council was elected: Op? position, S. O. .Tudd, W, K. Adams, J. A. Beach nnd II. V. Hudson. Thero was considera blo sen tiering voles for the Council. This corporation election was the tlrsi held under the booth, or secret voting system, the chaiiKo having boon made by a law of the Deglslnturo made last month. The existence of this law was not known here until Saturday, giv? ing the barest timo necessary for prep? aration for a change to the now system. POLICEMAN EXHONORATED Dismissed of the Charge of Arresting a Man Without Cause. A called meetlnc of (he Police Commis? sioners was hel,l y?tenlav afternoon at fi o'clock for the purpose of Inquiring Into ihe charges 'preferred again Policemen Pillar and Miirr.v. Tho two officers were exonerated. The qhprges were that the ?ollcemcn had arrested a man named Josenh Thomas without cause. Thomas was arrested fur refusing to answer questions asked him concerning the ownership of a confectionery at Belvldero and Broad Street? hint Sunday, The piuco was found to be doing busi? ness on Sunday, and tlm two officers In endeavoring to ascertain the owner ask? ed Joseph the jinme and also his own, both of rtVllrh Questions laa refused to answer, ?.jie'was therefore, arrested but was dlschnrf-ed in the Pollen Court the next day. Hotel Arrivals. Arrivals yesterday at the Jefferson In? cluded Dr J. M. Buckley, of New York, a distinguished Methodist minister and editor, who stopped over here on ills way to Ashlanal. whore he will deliver an" ad? dress at the commencement of Randolph Hinc?n Coll?ge. *>r. Huckley was to have addressed Iho Woman's College at Lynch burg, but was unable to trot thnra> Jje Is editor of tho New York Christian Advb? ente, and one of the best known men In the denomination. Dr. Thomas Nr-lson Page, the wo!) known II lernt mir, |s in the cltv on his re *?? turn to Washington after taking IiIh wife and guests in his Hanover homes tea?! Other Viriilnlana hi tin, Jefferson includ? ed Judge Rebel l ?R, I'r.-nlis. of Suffolk ? W. 8. Holland, of Onunmek; \V. R. Oookfl and wife, of Sussex Courthouse; ?, I). Wnelfe, N'orf.alk, and C, It. O'J.eatv I'nltod Strates navy, At the Lexington lintel nie J, jn" Hook? er, Roannii?; j, a. Price, Rlaeksburg; w. Vf'*Bli?ry.t"&' A|f:>"""n''l?*; If. A. Hlmklns and w. K. i-arruin-i-, ?,r Phoebus: Ooorne Vf, Rutls and wife. CHuckatliek! 15 a ?Nortben. Newport News; h. n William? son, Norfolk; S. O. Ramsey, Norfolk; John H. Bonbon). PorlstiKaiith; V. .1. ||a.gan Parkflley; N. h. Rliaw, Drake'? Branch' Mrs. ? K, Henderson, Jirs. w, w. Gil' Harn nnd Vaster M, Ollll.-un, NTorfollt, Arrivals at Du- Un I Oil llnlel include W A. Long. Clifton l-'org?:; M. Spiegle, Wood stock; II. V. Sweet. New Kent; | w Mentfeo ?lid O. W. William?, l.yiia'laiaiiiy' BALI. 0 AH G TO-DAY Hot Game Expected Between Peters burg and Richmond, Managen ?onitfl mail Bradley promue ?aaal- aaf 111,- b.-Kl climftS of III?; Slalison ||||h ett ?IK. |l, U'llftl l'a lalvl,l|,-g l,n0 Ul <* 1? 111 Olltl wni p?a) |oi ehaifiplapahiu honor?. ?i 1.1-..a. i?',) hmh:. have been running it pretty rtu-e, ->n.? n,, on? can i?-ll from the Kinies Jdayed Here which is the best DaiKa* <-i''..?v,i? )..-,v<- 1,-,.,, ?,tending the. games hare i he hi.a.,,,, win play ?gi?m io-mprrow, and on ITriday and ?A !ifd .%i Hi ;"?;n"'v .'"""* from o?d 1 -till ?HI W tlarll- III ?l HUHU,? h?ftl, 'Hat: Kunub t?Sifin ai i:,;ai o'clock. The only way to get* rid of pimples and other erup? tions is to cleanse the blood, improve the digestion, stim? ulate the kidneys, liver and skin. The medicine to take Is Hood's Sarsaparilla Which has cureti thousands. \ i Whether one has the courage of 18 or the "spirit of 76," It requires confidence in one's appearance to calmly face the camera's mouth. Ourkindof clothing will keep its shape and keep your confi? dence. Our Suits at $15.00 are mod? els of modern tailoring. FAVORITE WON PARKWAY HANDICAP Major DaingerflekT and Acro? bat Ran Like a Team to Stretch. (By Associa teil Pre??.) NEW YORK, Juno 3.?Tho Parkway handicap, the feature at Gravesend to? day, was won by tho favorite, Major J'i.iiiig?-1'?icld, Merry ' Acrobat and Major Dnlngerlleld ran like a team to tho stretch, where tho Major "moved up and won ridden out. Grenade, Major Dain gerliold and Boseful wore the winning fa.vorh.es. Summary: First race?about six furlongs?Cap tlvator (4 to 1) first, Royal Summons (13 to 6) second, Lord Badge (16 to 1) third. Time. '1:12 4-a. ' Second race?one mile and seventy yards-^Staf and AGarter (5 to 1) first, Kickshaw (7 to 2). second, Scoffer (7 to 1) third. Timo, 1:50. Third race?flvo and a half furlongs Grenade (U to 20) first, Casclne (S to 1) second. Harbor (200 to lj third. Time, 1:01) 4-5. Fourth race?the Parkway hfindicap, one mile and a .sixteenth?Major Dalti gi.-rflcid (9 to 6) first. Merry Acrobat (12 to 1) second. Rightful (15 to 1) third. . Time, 1:43 2-5. Fifth race?five and a half furlongs? Basoful (7 to 5) first, Pirouette (6 to 1) second, Bronx (12 to 1) third. Time, 1:10 2-5. Sixth race?one mile and a furlong, selling?Knight of the Garter ?Ti to 2) first, Bar lo Due (3 to I) second. North Brook (.', to 2; third. Timo, 1:58 4-5. VIRGINIA STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT (Special to the Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NORFOLK:, VA-, June 9,-In tho Vir? ginia St;?te tennis tournament here to uny there was a large attendance at ell games. Washington Reed won from Hugh Whlteheari. 0-2; 0-0; 7-5. Mr. Glnzfebrook won. from H. P.. Good rirlge. ri-O/C-l.'; Agt-lesto' won from J. S. Taylor, 0-4; The "Washington players are scheduled for to-morrow. College Base-ball. Harvard, 4; Columbia, 1, -? MACHINIST BADLY SCALDED Blown from the Building by the Burst? ing of a Pipe. ' (Special (oTlieTlmes-Dlspntch.) TVILMTKC'TOrs'.: N. C? Juno .9.-Frank Baird, ijt machinist, at .the power house of tho COiisolidntml Railways Light and Powor Company, was seriously. If not fatally, Injured by ' the bui.stinig of a six-inch steam pipe. He was badly scald? ed and wits sont, to the hospital In ?in ambulance. Baird, who came here re? cently from Pittsburgh Pa., was working just under the steam pipe when tho ex? plosion occurred. He was blown com? pletely outside Iho building and tho plug from the end of tho pipo tore a Kuge door from lis hinges. It was a tcrriliic ex? plosion, mid the wonder Is that no crea i or damage was done Amos siaior (colored), an oiler, wa.s also painfully burned- by the escaping steam. He was seul to his home. Mr, Biilrrt is not un? conscious, but he Is .suftorlng Brest pain. Great 'sympathy Is felt.hero for the South Carolina flood rKufl>r?rr.s,- and the Chamber Of Commerce . has ?started a relief funil. Il In pi-nimbi? I hut W'tlmlnir ton will contribute handsomely for the relief of the stricken people, The Pro. testant minister? o? the city ?it a. meeting yesterday decider] to refer to the cal?in 'Itv from their pulpits next Sunday and ask for aid of the congregations, RlCIiriOND I.ADY HURT Mrs. Louis C. D?mine is Bnclly Injurod in Milwaukee. A Milwaukee, exchange of rbcfijil date te)|s of ?eriOUS Injuries sustained by Mrs. Louis <*, ppmlw*. who was Miss Julia Krau, of No. 801' Jefferson Place, this city, Her parents reside here, her father ami brother both being In business in Riplimpnd. She v.-iis struck by a biiKKV, the driver of whinh hud tinned to avoid ?t car. Tim herpe struck lier squarely, throw? ing her i" Hi? gniuiid, anil before it could bo brought ?o a standstill Us hoofs had struck Ihm- Iiesdj shoulders niul hand, while tin? wheel i of tin? rig passed over her arm Her arm?, back and shoulders were covered with bruise*) and cuts, and there WH8 a bad wound on tho buck of lier head. Mrs. D?mine ha* resided In Milwaukee for only tiu'i-o months. OUR SHIPS WILL NOT GO TO VALPARAISO iiy Associated. Pro??, WASHINGTON, June ?,-The orders Is sued yesterday for American ships to go to Valparaiso huve liean revoked, owing to tho receipt of a cablegram from Min? ister Wilson, which Indli-atc-D that then preeenea is not nenie i. bouthport Go?-5 Dry, iH;.;.ii to '?The Times? PUpati h > WILMINGTON, N- ('-. June !).-By a large majority the antl??aloon forcea rarrlivd tho local option election at Kouth? porl, i ..my seat of Hruiiswlrk county, ? iterrtay. Ninety voted w. - i..t against saloon? ond twenty-eight 'for. Bouthport w.i't a-dry town n j ? to two year? .??--.?<. ?;n.-l the people there are now rejoicing over Ilia ?prospects of wliUkvv bwio; lorbidilcn in the ulai-c. ) ? THE DAY Records of the Two Big Base Ball Leagues. LEADERS ARE WINNING Those Who Are Low on tho Ladder Lose Ground Steadily?Glnnis Win from St. Louis, Chicago from Boston. Scores Yestorday, Chicago 4. Boston 1. Pltt6buifr 7, Philadelphia 3 . Now York It. St. Louts 2. Cincinnati-Brooklyn (rain). Schedule for To-Day. Philadelphia at Plttsburg. Brooklyn nt Cincinnati. New York at St. Louis. Boston at Chicago. Standing of Ihc Clubs. Won. Lost. P.C. New York .31 13 '1$ Chicago .83 in ,6Si Plttsburir . 22 1" ?0o;l Brooklyn .-3 12 .fill Cincinnati ."? 2-"> ?'"' Boston .17 54 .415 Philadelphia . 12 80 '286 St. Louis . 13 81 ?!" NATIONAL LEAGUE GAMES YESTERDAY At Chicase: Three singles with a gift, a. steal, and Boston's one orror, gave tho locals three runs In. tho third, Willis forced In the other on, four wide ones with the bases full. Score: U. H. E. Chlcatro .003000001-4 8 1 Boston .000001000?1 5 1 Batteries: Taylor and Kling; Willis and Moran. Timo. 1:36. Umolro. Emslle. At? tendance. 1.200. At Plttsburg: Pittsburgh record of fif? ty-six liinln.es without allowing their op? ponents a run was broken to-day by Thomas scoring from third on Titus' long flv to left. ? Score: It. H. E. Plttsburg .10500100?-7 11 1 Philadelphia .0001020 00?3 6 2 Batteries: Wilhelm und Pholps; DugSlo by and Roth. Time. 1:30. Umpire, O'Day. Attendance. 3.S60. At St. Louis: Tho New Yorks gavo a batting matineo here to-day, pounding out sixteen hits. Score: P. H. E. St, Louis.200000000?2 7. 6 Now York.300003410-11 16 1 Batteries: Sanders, O'Noll and O'Noil; Mathewson. Miller and Bowerman. Time, 2:10, Umpires, Holliday and Moran. At? tendance. 600. AMERICAN LEAGUE GAMES YESTERDAY Scores Yesterday. Cleveland 8. Washington 6. Philadelphia 7, Chicago 1. New York 3, BL Louis L Detroit 7, Boston 3. Schedule for To-Day. Chicago at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Now York. Cleveland at Washington, Detroit at Boston. Standing of tho Ctubs. "Won, Lost P.C. Boston ._...._.28 16 .618 Philadelphia ?_..-26 17 .605 St. Louis. 21 16 .668 Cleveland . 21 17 ,652 Chicago . 20 20 .600 Detroit. .?..1? 22 .401 New York.17 23 .425 Washington .11 SO ,20s At Nou, York: Tho locals took the first mini? ?of tho series from St. Louis to-iiny. Both pitchers were effective, but Chesbro had the bettor support? .Score; R. If. J2. Now York .101010OO?-3 6 2 St. i/Juin.0 10O 0000 0-1 5 4 BnttorleB: Chesbro and O'Connor; Don ohuo and Kahoe. Time, 1:20. Umpire, O'Laugnlln. Attendance, 1,305. At Boston: Detroit broke Boston's long series of wins by batting out to-day's tram?. Hcoro: R, H. E. Boston .000100101-3 7 1 Detroit .020000028?7 13 5 Batteries- Winter. Young and Smith; Mullln and McCruiro. Time, 2:10. Umplro, Connolly, Attendance, 3.8S4. At Philadelphia: Waddoll pltchod fine bull to-day and was faultlessly backed by his toamnmtcB. a combination which Chlcaco could not overcome, Score: R. IL E. Chlcaco .O?0 00 0 00 3-1 4 0 Philadelphia .02022001 ?-7 10 1 Batterien: Owen, McFarland and Slat terv: Waddoll and Rchreckengost. Time, 1:3ft. Umpires, llassett and Carrutliera. Attendance. 5.630. At Washington: Cleveland gave Wilson n. severe drubbing to-day and added an? other to Washington's column of iosses. Si-ore: it. H. K. Washington .0100,10002-6 13 3 Cleveland .10100.1 ill?8 20 ;i Batterie.?: Wilson and Clarko; Wright and Abbott. Time. 2:05. ITmpIre, Sheri? dan, Attendance, 2,026. SOUTHERN LEAGUE GAMES YESTERDAY At Memphis: Memphis defeated Bir? mingham to-day by B'-ore of 4 to 2. Rain foil during tho gamo and the ?rounds be? came slippery, resulting. it) several er? rors, Score: R. _j. B. Memphis .20010001'?4 6 3 Birmingham .0110000020-2 4 3 Batterien: Ehret and Accorslnl; Camp? bell and Brown. At Hlireve.piirt: Johnson pitched .1 steady game to-iiny h ml Shroveport hur?.y man aged to iiiwent a shut-out. Bhrovenort .0000oi 00 0-1 7 3 Nnshvillo.0 00 0 1,0 7 2 0-10 11 1 Butteries: S wann and 3'ufio; Johnson anil Kishiii' tmcl Rotha, At Little Rock; W?ylilng lost the game for Atlanta to-day. ?Delelutntv was siife on a hot tin?-?- to third und went to *i-c ond nu a ?aerifico. Deloliunly made third and home while Weyhlng held tho hall on first, whore it whs thrown to put out Wright, who made- the sucrlcflce. Score: K. II. B. Little Rock .010000000-L 4 1 Atlanta .000000000-0 6 2 Batteries; Dolun and Lynch; Woyhlng anil penned*. At Now Orleans: i)annn|iower pitched a tine game to-day, Jlrennon had two bad liiiiliu?w and they woro sufficient to glVfl Nivv Orleuns a fine l.-ud, while Montgomery, despite; an <n'"i l< >.? game. narrowly Mcaptx* a chut-out. Bcore: u. h. e. Moiiigoiiiui'v .00-0001000?1 i! n Ni-w Orlouns .Q?O?00 4 0*?6 n ?> Hatteilui?: Breimali and ?'lark; Laune hower and Huilt-y. fc;(?,tern League. Rf.chi?Mi-r 1. Won-*.,!er 15, Toronto '.'?. Newark 4. Buffalo 0. Jersey City 1. Provmen?fl 1. BalUmpn? 3, Pill a bottle or common glass with your water and let It stund twonty-fonr hours; a sediment or settling Indicates nn unhealthy condition of tho kidneys; If It stains the linen H Is evidence of kidney trouble; *oo frerpient desire to pass It, or pnln In Uie book Is also con? vincing proof Mint the kidneys nnd blad? der are out of order. WHAT TO DO. There is comfort In tho knowledge so often expressed that Pr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney nnd bladder reme? dy, fulfills every wish In curing rheuma? tism, pnln In the back, kidneys, liver, bladder nnd every pni't of the urinary passage. It corrects Inability to hold water nnd scalding pnln in passing It, or bad effects following tise of liquor, wine or beer, nnd overeemos that un? pleasant necessity of being compelled I o go often during the day, nnd to got up mnny times during the night. Tho mild nnd tho extraordinary effect of Rwamp Root is soon realized. It Stands tbo highest for Its -wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. If you need a medicine you should have tho best. Sold by druggists In fifty-cent nnd one-dollar sizes. You may have a sample holUo of Swamp-Root, the groat kidney remedy, nnd a book that tells nil nbout It. both sent absolutely free by mall. Address I.ir. Kilmer & Co., Rlnghnmlon, N. Y.. When writing bo sure to mention that you read this generous offer In The Rich? mond Times-Dispatch. Don't make any mistake, but remember tho name, Swamp Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address, BInghnmton, N. T., on every bottle. I. & N. Passenger Train Bad? ly Wrecked. BUT ONE PERSON KILLED Thirteen People Were Injured?Train Had Just Passed Through Tunnel When Engine Careened and - Fell Sixty Feet. (J"y Associated PreBS.) LOUISVILLE, KY., Juno 9.~-A pas? senger train on the Loulsvlllo and Nash? ville Railroad from New Orleans to Cin? cinnati was wrecked on Muldraugh's Hill, thirty-two miles south of Louisville, this afternoon. John Keller, of Louisville, the fireman, was so badly scalded thut he died here to-night. Thirteen persons were Injiircd. The Injured aro: John "Williams, Louisville, conductor; bruised. Harry C. Palmer, Louisville, engineer; cut and bruised. J. E. Cowherd, Louisville, Adams Ex? press messongar; back sprained. "W. Y7, ".?-Daniel, -Cincinnati, pajstal clerk; bruised. B. C. Court, Cincinnati, postal clerk; bruised. E. L. Tracewell, Cincinnati, postal clerk; bruised and scalded. Charles Lester, Cincinnati, postal clerk; bruised. E. C. Johnson, flagman, Louisville; hip hurt. W. W. Moosehcad, Bnrkcsvllle, Ky., passenger; both legs broken, head cut. Dr. \V. P. Harsls, passenger, Derby, Ind.; head and hands cut. J. E. Theobald, Mount Vernon, Ind., passenger; leg broken, head cut. T. B. Elbrick, passenger, Pittsburg;; face cut. F. M. Francis (colored), Henderson, Ky. i face cut and bruised. The train had just passed through a tunnel and was rounding a sharp curve, v. hen the engine careened and rolled to the bottom of the ditch of a sixty-foot hill, burying tho engineer and fireman. The mull car, a combination baggage and express, followed, but was stopped by a large, tree. The smoker, a day conch, a Pullman and a dining car also left tho track, but remained on tho roadbed. One of the rails torn up by tho toreo of the wreck passed through tho smoker, strik? ing Mr. Moorehead nnd breaking both logs. On the train were four physicians, who Immediately aided the Injured. President Milton II. Smith, of the Louis? ville and Nashville, was on board, but was uninjured, ? -?T HEAVY FOG AGAIN PREVENTED A RACE (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Juno B.?Fog again to? day prevented a raeo between the three rivals for seleotlon us cup defenders, Tho start was set for 1 ? :UO A. M., but at that hour thick fog overhung Sandy Hook, where thny lay. The yachts will nace to-morrow, weath? er permitting, under tho auspices of the Atlanllo Yacht Club. <3vV I Aj*? NORFOLK & WESTERN RY. ROUND a^l?^>5 TRIP SPECIAL FAST VESTIBULED TRAIN leaves Richmond (Eyrd-St.-oat Station) EVERY SUNDAY at 8:30 A. Ma, Peteis buig 9:05, uriivii Norfolk 11 A. M? With through coacheu to Virginia Bench, and connecting at Norfolk with SPECIAL CARS for Ocean View. Returning, leav? Ooeaiv View 8 i: M., Capo Henry ? 15, Virginia Beach 0:80, Norfolk 7:15, arriv? ing Richmond to V. M. THREE (3) HOURS longer at Virginia Beach than Miy other route. QUICKEST ??ONLY ALL-RAIL ROUTE. NO CHANGE OF CARS BETWEEN 'RICHMOND, NORFOLK & VA. BEACH., R. I. ADAMS, MANa-vSER? MR.B?ERW?S A WITNESS Answered Questions of tho Commerce Commission. READING CO. LOST MONEY During Strike the Loss Was More than a Million and a Half In Freight Alone?Cannot 'Reduce Rate. (By Afuociated Preef.) NEW YORK, June 8.?Hearing in tho Investigation of the complaint of \V. K. Hearst ngalnst the coal-carrying rail? roads was continued by the Interstate Commerce Commission to-day, when President Bner was' recalled by the com? mission and examined by Commissioner Prouty. In reply to tho IlrBt question President Baer said the rate on coal charged from the anthracite regions tnpped by the Reading system, nbout 180 mile? to tidewater, Is $1.55 a ton. Thirty or forty years' experience had shown, Air. Baer said, that tho coal could not bo car? ried for less. "Notwithstanding the enormous In? crease of trafile," he said, "tho cost of transportation has Increased. Tho rales have not Increased, but the cost ot nil supplies, except steel rails, has advanced within iho last few year's. In wanes alone on tho Rendlnig system the Increase last year was $1,200.000." During Iho strike, Mr. Paer said, the Rending system lost more than $1.500.000 In freight nlono on anthracite, and that was In excess of the $515.0O0 Increase In tho freights received from bituminous coal. In ' reply to a question President Unor said the Reading Company owned all the stock of tho Philadelphia Company and Reading Company nnd <ho Reading Coal nnd Iron Company. "Well,!' asked Commissioner Prouty, "how does It make nny difference what rate tho railroad company charges to tho coal company for carrying the coal?" "If you reduce the rate on coal the car? rying company cannot pay Its expenses. Under the laxvs of Pennsylvania the threG companies are distinct. Each has Its own expenses to meet nnd fixed charges to defray." "But If the railroad earns less tho coal company will make more?" queried tho commissioner. "If you guarantee that a reduction In tho carrying rate will not decronse the price qf coal and so ruin the coal com? pany, as well as tho railroad, your con? tention may bo correct," Mr. Bier ro piled, "but I think you are wrong." Mr. Baer said some of his officials thought the company -would be Justified In charging any price they could got for their coal, but ho believed It was not to the company's Interest to charge an unfair price. The Heading had never yet made nny money, but If they ca-viild maintain the bottom prlco at S4.no a ton for the price basis sizes, they will ho able to pay 4 per cent, on their Invest? ments. He doubted -whether they could Increase the price another ISO cents a ton, as there are competitive conditions to bo met. Mr.- Sheaxn. counsel for <T>mplaJnant, asked tho wltnoss if ho wished to Pay hn^/tlilng of tho statement of Judge Campbell, counsel for tho Reading Com? pany, that tho company could make the price $8 or $10. Mr. Baer said he did not agree with the Judge on that point. Mr. Shearn wanted to know why the rates on anthracite on the Raiding are higher for a 180 mllo haul than the Penn? sylvania charges for a 200 mile haul. Mr. Baer said he doubted If tho figures were correct. Mr. Baer. declarod that tho Reading Coal and Iron Company pays the same freight rates to Ihe Read? ing Railroad that all other shippers pay. Joseph 8. Harris, -who was president of the Reading system beforo Mr. Baer., was called by Mr. Bhearn. Ho said ho' remembered a meeting of th? presidents of the eoal-carrylng ronds, when an. agreement was reached as to a division of the tonnage of the anthracite region. "There was no combination." Mr. Har? ris aald. "Wo came to an agreement that if wo fought for tonnage we got no more than If wo Just took what was coming to us, and so all decided to stop ?fighting." WONDERFULESCAPE FROM DROWNING CSneelnl to Till? TlmnB-DIstinteli.l I-aURAY, VA., Juno 0.?Mr. "David Prlntii nnd wife and Mr. Samuel Walter, wife nnd child, all of Sprlngllold District, Page county, enino near losing their Uves In th?? Bhenandoah River, In this county, yesterday evening while returning from a religious gathering near Grovo Hill; fifteen miles soulli of I_nray. Tho party was traveling In a Surrey, driving along tho public road, which for some distance runs parallel with the river, The stream, which wan greatly swollen, had spread, covering tho road lo a, considerable depth. While driving through this the vehicle suddenly dropped Into a deep washout, throwing Mrs. Walter and child Into th.* stream, Mrs. Print's at once leaped out into the water, endeavoring to render ns slstnnro to Mrs. Walter and child. In tho meantime, Messrs. Prlntz nnd Walter were being rapidly carried out Into tho current. In an almost marvelous man? ner tho horses and vehicle were Anally landed by Messrs. Prlntz and Waller, who at once went lo the rescue of their wives, Mrs. Walter all the timo holding nloft her Infant out of renoh of Iho fast rising water. ? ? ? ? GEN. GORDON AND WAR SECRETARY They Conduct an Alphonse and Gaston Passage of Letters, (By Associated Pre??.) WASHINGTON, Juno 9.?After Iho close of the Confederate reunion at New Orleans there was an exchange of let? ters between General John U. Gordon, president of of the Confederate Veterans' Association, and Secretary Root. General Gordon wrote: "My .Dear Mr, Secretary,?'Pleasa ac? cept from me .and tho United Confederate Veterans, whom' I reprenant, the assur? ance of our sincere appreciation of your generous course In urging tho provision lor p. roster of nil ex-f'unfedcrutes, as well as of ex-Union soldiers. "At our recent reunion In Now Orleans our Indebtedness to you Waos expressed by formal resolution, unanimously adoptod. The readiness of all Confed? erates to co-operato with you was also fully expressed." ?coretsry Root, under date of Juna ill h, replied as follows: _ "M/- Dear Genera,! Gordon,,?I .thank K*S*BB*B*1*^^ The fact that over 200 physicians in Virginia alono both endorse and prescribo ECHOLS' PIEDMONT Concentrated Iron and Alum Water should bo sufficient to convince you that it has all the merit claimed for it by us. This is tho last day of our FREE distribution, so do not fail to call at Owens & Minor Drug Co.'s, 1007 East Main Street? and secure a regular 50c. bottle of this celebrated Concentrated "Water free of cost. Olironio Diseases, such as Indigestion, Rheumatism, Kid? ney and Bladder Trouble, Female Complaints, Catarrh, Sto? mach and Bowel Troubles, Scrofula, and all Blood Diseases aro permanently cured with our Concentrated Water. Although a pleasant drink it is taken as a medicine?tea spoonful to half glass of ordinary water. None given to children. J. M. ECHOLS CO., Lynchburg, Va. 11 BB?BU?WLWBBBB?tW??I you for your kind lottor of May' _8th, ad Vislng me of tho gratifying way In which tlio Confederate veterans look upon my course In regard to the publication of a roster of ex-Confederate and e.x-Unlon soldiers, r 1>ck you to lielievo that I fully appreciate end highly prize this expres? sion. I think that next to the splendid fighting that wna dono on both sides of the Civil War the r*-estab]!shmont of frlondly relations and common sympa? thies between the two ?eotlons within tho lifetime of tho very men who fought io desperately iignlnst each other Is a high tltlo to respect for Americans by all the world, it Is a very great pleasure for me to bo able to do anything which may contribute towards the further ad? vancement of these friendly relations." i OBITUARY. . ?J..H. Rowlett, Sr. M"r. J. 11. Rowlett. Sr.. In the eighty-, third year of his age, died at his resi? dence In Chesterfield county. Saturday nlirht. Juno 6th, All of tho Immediate family wero with him -when he passed away. Mr. Kowiott was one of tho best known men In tho county. Ha served through t'-i- war ;is a member of Plckett's famous division. All his Jf.a was spent In Ches? terfield and ho died in tho house In which he was born moro than eluhty two years bko. Ho was woll known In Richmond where ho had relative? and business connections. Deceased Is survived by three children --Mr. J. IL Rowlett. Jr.. of Richmond; M its Lula -??. Rowlett. who lived with her fitther-ri and-"Mrs. A. It. Sydnor, Norfolk. His wife ?lied about eighteen months ago. Tho Interment was made In tho family burying ?round. Rev. V. AVrenn conduct? ed, tho services, assisted by Rev. T. J. Nettles. A largo assemblago of neighbor? end friends was preeont to teRtlfy to the resnoct and esteem in which tho deceased was hold. Miss Fannie Lewis Taylor. The denth of Miss Fannlo Lewis Tay? lor occurred ?it 4:30 o'clock Monday af? ternoon at her residence. No. 209 East Gruco Street. Miss Taylor ha dbeen a sufferer for many months, She was the daughter of the lato W. -P-. Taylor, for many years ??':?. prominent shoo dealer of this city. With the. exception of a short timo spent , at Clifton Hpriiur?! N. Y.. she had re skied here nil her Ufo. filio 1? survived bv her brother, Mr. J. ?Teuton Taylor, of the firm of Taylor <fc Brown. The funeral will taltn placo at 10:30 o'clock this morning (rom the Centenary Methodist Church. Tho services will ba conducted by the Rev. W. W. Lear, D. IX. and the Rev. W. V. Tudor D. D. Tho Interment will bo made privately In Hol? lywood, Captain M. M. Lipscomb. Tho funeral of Captain Martin Meredith LIpHcomb, who died at his home on Reser? voir Street on Monday, took place from C?Uvary Baptist Church, of which Captain LIpHcomb was a member, at 6:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Weston Rru nor, tho pastor, conducted tho services, ?in?! the interment was made in Hi vet View Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by members of the church und friends of Captain Llpscomu, who was widely knowriji especially among tile older citizens. Mrs. Addle N. Eppes. Mrs. Addlo N. Eppea died at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon at' her residence, No. (124 North Fourth Street. She was the wlfo of Mr. I'etor Eppes and was In tho forty-sixth year of her Hge. The funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this nftornnon from St. Jarnes Episcopal Church. The Interment will be made In River View Cemetery. A Bright Little Eoy. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Chockloy have the smypothy of their friends in tlio death yesterday of t holt--son, William Edgar Chockley. This bright ilttlo boy of five and a half years first had measles, then wlioonlng cought and typhoid pnoumonl? resulted. Mr. and Mrs. Chockley lost their babv daughter Just a week ago under similar conditions. The funeral of I lie. little boy will take place from tho residence; No. lilts 1-2 Norih Second Street, this afternoon at -1:80 o'clock. Floyd Goodmon. Floyd Goodmon, a youth In his fif? teenth year, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his parents, J. C. mid M. C!. Goodmon. Ho Is sur? vived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. i Infants Dead, Frank Irvln. Infant son of Simon J. and Jessie W. Mahoney, died at 1:10 o'clock yesterday morning at the homo of his puren ts, No, l&Ofl Venablo Street, ug?d eight months. Tho funeral took placo at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from tho residence, John Miner Boan, only child of C. XV. and Mrs. Eva L. Boaa, died yesterday afternoon at 3:80 o'clock. Tho funeral took place from the homo yesterday af? ternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Jumos Loo Landers, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Landers, died ut 6:40 o'clock Monday afternoon, David Hart?n Smith, infant son of Richard II. and Mary Barton Smith, died Sunday In the home of his paronta In1 Fauaulcr county. Ho was burled Mon? day ?t Leeds Church. Lawrence Taylor Healmnn, tho adopted sou nf Air. and Mrs. John Hoiilman, of No. 128 Cedar Street, Chelsea Hill, died yesterday morning. The . funeral will talco ulace from St. Mary's Cathollo Church, this ufternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral Services. The funot-nl of Mr. R. R. Eubank took placa at 3:30 -o'clock yesterday after? noon from the Venahle-Street Buptlut Church. The Interment was made in Oak wood, r ' The funeral of UrT Edward Garlic!, took nlace ut fi o'clock yesterday ufter ternoou. The interment w?i3 made in Hollywood. The funeral oi,M.r. John CL J?ool.e .-svilj take place at A'.Wl o'clock thin afternoon from tho Grace-Street Baptist Church, Tho funeral of Guy Spencer, who ?wi*.* drowned Monday, took place at 3 o'cloolt yesterday afternoon from the home o? bis parents. Mr. nnd Mr?. Charles H, finencer No. 1416 East Broad fltroet. Dr. George Cooper conducted the service^ Tho Interment was In Hollywood. L. U. Mayo. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) J-YNi.-HUI.ma, VA.. Juno 'j.-Intelll^ gonce has been received hero of tho death] at his homo at Coleman's Falls, Bedford county, of Mr. D. U. Mayo. Mr. Mayo was seventy-eight years of age. Ho was a brother of the late Commodoro Mayo, of the United States navy and a cousin of Joseph Mayo, \vho wan Mayor of Rich*? mond during tho Civil War. Benjamin F. SafFer. (?Special to Tie Tluiri-PisDntch." M-SRSBURG, VA., Juno 3.?Mr. Benjamin P. BalTcr, a wealthy citizen of thm county and a gallant Confederate eol dler, member of Company A, White's Battnllon, dJed lato Monday evening at hi? home, Falrfield, near Arwla, this county, from heart disease, ivgod nbotit s?:venty-two years. Ono ?ister, Mrs, Amanda Whltacre, of Toxjw. survives him. His funeral took place Wednesday, Rev. G. W. Popklns olllclatlng. B. A. Ligon. (Special to Tho Timcs-D?spatch.) ?i-AiOl ville, VA., June 9.?B. A. Ug? on, a well-to-do and prominent farmer of Prince Edward county, died at his home near Rico depot this morning after an Illness of nevera) months. Mr. Ugon was a nephew of ox-Governor Ligon, of Mary-? land, ho was unmarried. The funeral and burial will take placo to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Lucy Tosh. (Special to The Timos-Dispatch.) CHATHAM, VA.. Juno 0.?Mrs. Lucy Tosh died at her home near Toshes, in Plttevlvanla county, on Sunday night from a complications of diseases, which began with pneumonia. She, was In her sixty-sixth year, most of which had been snent at her homo In Iho county. She is survived hv three ten* and three d.-uiKhters. her husband having preceded her to the gravo by twelve yearo. Richard U. Goode. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) NOrtTfOHK, VA., -Juno 0.?Richard TJ. Good?, oldest son of Hon. John Goode, died at Rockvllie, Md., to-day. He was forty-four years old and In the United Slates Geographlo Survey. Ho married MIbs Sophia Farks, of this city, daughter of tho late Commodoro Marshall Parks, Thomas H. Southall. (Sperlnl to Th" Titni-i-nispat"h.> NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. Juno 0.? Thoni.-iH H. Southall. seventy-two years old. of Smlthflcld. died suddenly at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Har? tley. In Hampton, lat? to-night, Ho was one of tho most widely known residents of this section. Deaths in Franklin County. (Special to Tho Tlmcs-DlKpatch.i VASUTI, VA., June 8.?Mr. Jamen Henry Law died of cancer at his home near Snow Creek, Franklin county, Fri? day night. Ho was an ox-Confiauorata and about fifty years old. Mr. Willie Pattorson died at the home of his undo, William Flnnoy, near Snow Creek, after a brief Illness Saturday; morning, at tho age of twenty-two. DEAT HS. CHOCKI,KY.?Died, Juna 0th, lit 4:110 P. \i., . WILLIAM EPrjAg CIIOCKI.EY, son of W. E, land ti. A. Choi-kluy, aged uve yearn anil BlX months, l-'uni'iiil ?rill take plarn (rom' the resilience, Ko. t>:*r,?i, North Fneniid Street, THIS (Wed neadoy) AFTERNOON, June 10th, at 4:30 o'clock, CHOCK LEY.?Died, June M, at 2 P. M.. GLADYS!" CROCKI.BY, Infant dmmht? ?t "V. 13. and L. A. Cliocklfy, a?fd seven niontin. Funeral ?vus from the *;iavn ?t 10 A. SI. tan Juno 4th. ; ;, li.-iiii) not puMiahed on account of lllneen of another chllii. ELLETT?Died, Tuciday evcnlDK, at 8:20. at the r?sidence of bor [uireaU, 725 We?. Clay, CATHERINE, Infant daughter of T. II, atnl Myrtle Huwlloy Ellett, _? Funeral taUo place from Wnodlawn Came, ter/, Anhlnnil, Va., THURSDAY MOKMNO, June 11th, at 10 o'clock. PI.ETCIIEll.?Died, at her rfildence", 2001 Eaat Main Street. Rtcbnionrt, Va., Mr?. CATRE. HIN II FLETCHER. Juue 0th, nt HP, M. Funeral will take plac? at St. Mary ? Oetli. m?o- ? march Thursday, juns nu?, ut 10 a, M. Friend? of tho ?Ktnlly Invited. Clurlou Democrat pleasu copy. ROWLKTT.?DUd, at hi? residence, In Chosttrv Oeld count**a Juno 6, 1003, I.Tt. ItOWLBTT, tn the elKbtylhti'd year of his agi*. Hurlai in family auction. SOUTH ARD.?Died, June 0, 1903, nt hi? leal? linnet*. Hanover county, Va., BENJ. P. SOUTHARD, 1" ?*'? forty-flfth *year. Funerul will tako placo TO-DAY, June 10th< Interment family graveyard. TAYLOIt.-?Died, at 200 E. Ornee Street, Mon? day afternoon at 4:B0 o'clock, -Misa FANNIH LEWIS TAYLOR. Funeral service? from Centenary Church THIS ( Wednesday) MORNING at 10:80 o'clock. 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