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by Maglstrnto Benion In tho Central
Pollce Court. Members of thr Amnlgnmnted Asso. clntlon of Street und I'loetrle Rallway Bmploycs, whllo admlltfng that Con_ Innd is B Inombor of their unlon, deny any knowledgo of the alleged plot and say the Rapid Translt delectlves have framed up thn dyiiainltlng plol lli or? der to dlacrcdit the union. Alil for Strlk'ni, New York, February 27.?S'ympnthy wns voted and a fund ralsed for the itrlklng cnrnien of Philadelphla thls afternoon by hundreds of Soclnllsts nnd sultrnglsts, who fllled Carnegle Hall to applniid arguments why wo? men slioitbl hnvo the ballot. Here, us throughout the country, ihe day hnd boon set apart hy the Soclallst party as women':- day, Box sonfs sold for ;:>. Flags of varloua auffrage organlaa tions hung from the balconles, hut al? though ihe ni'dlenco aang the "Marselllalso" wlth enthnslnsm, a call li.r Ihe red flag of soelallsm brought only one response. Tho contrlbution to the I'hllndclphla strlkers ls to bo taken from the proce'eda of the meot Ihg, but the amount was noi an? nounced. Utilet nt Hctlilcheni. Bethlchem. Pa.. February .7.?Tho vlolence nnd rlotlng whicli marked yeaterday'a labor strugglc between tiie Bethlchem Steel Company and lts em? ploycs, whon the State pollco went on duty, wns not repeated to-day. Al? though Third Street, tlio scene of yes terday's ilrst bloodshed. was crowded with ru'omenaders, thero were no dls turbnnces of any klnd. Only a few State pollco wero on duty, nnd theso wero unmounted. Ihe number of nrresls last nlght by the Stato police amounted to twenty nino strlkers. mostly Htingarlans. These were lockod np ln a building within the steel works, and will be given hearings later. The strlkers have promised Chalrman Williams to stay away from the works so long as the State pollce are here, nnd if tliat promise Is carried out no troublo will bo cxperienccd by the company tn re openlng the plant to-morrow. According to tlio staternent of a hlgh omcial to-day, Presldent Sclrwnb ls not dlsposed to employ strlko-breakers. He ls quoted as saylng that he would sooner elose up the plant for a. year or more. If need hr. "VOltFOLK IS TO BE MECCA OF TT'RFMEN "Fpoclal *o The Tlme.-DlRpatch.J Norfolk, Va-. February .".?Horses for the spring meetlng at the track of the .lamestown Jockey Club wlll soon he comlng In, aml thoro wlll he plenty doing at the track between now and opening day?April 1. Mr. Hull. a prominent turfmnn of Baltimore, yesterday notlfled Mr. Levy, who will conrluct the meetlng, that lio would sitlp hls horses hero Tuesday. and others will be comlng rapldly nfter that. Charles Warner, of Warner Brothers, of St. Louls. also notlfled Mr. Levy that the brothera would be here. They aro well-known turfmen of the West. Thero aro four of tho brothers. John B. Morrls, Jr.. and Ray Millor, now at Juaroz, Mexico. also state that thev wlll soon be hoaded this way. The work of gettinp the track roady will c.ommenoo to-morrow. The har? row wlll be brought out and a forco nf earpenters wlll make nny repalrs to bulldings and fences tliat may bo necessary. Turfmen all over the Ea**t aro cvinc ing much Intere.t ln the meeting. m 1 Vffl (Contlnued From Flrst Page.) been kept Is given by the following table covering tho week: Shares. Feb. 19. Feb. 2". Ato Buklt Rajah.12 1-2 1.3-1 Batu Tiga. 3 3-1 4 B-S Cos Malay. 9 1-1 12 1-4 Hlghlanda . 5 5-8 fi B-S Malaccas . 9 3-1 10 1-4 These are only a fow of tho hlgher prlced shares of the par vftlue of one Bterllng pound. Thero havo heen equally sensatlonal advances In the cheaper shares. Evory one ls asking how long thls state of affairs will continue, Mnrket Helpless. Obviously, values cannot keep in creasing lndofinltely, but at tho same tlme it is difllcult to see when a check is llkely to be administered, and by whom. The stock market Itself is helpless. The public has tlio blt be? tween Us tooth, with every indicatlon that it inrtiids ia retain it, for thc present, "_t "any rate. As one result of the boom.lt is along tlme slnco thcrc hus been such a gen tral air of prosperlty ln Throgmorton Street. Money is freely clrculated in all directions. There Is a genlal, buoy ant feeling in the clty. Tho restuu rants aro raerry with tho pop of tho ohampagne cork Brokers and even clerks aro stnoking oxpenslve cigars. and instead of lunchlng on a sandwioh and a clgarotte. treat themselves to "a bird and a bottle." A boom always stlinulates tho mar? rlage market, and many an engagement postponed till better times is llkely lo Ua transformed into a "forthcomlng marrlage" under tlio magio inlluenco of the rubber craze. ROOSEVELT IS "IViUlVr' Refu.es tn DInciib. I'oIIIIi-m Illl He ls Better luforined. Gondokoro, Suudan, February 27.? Colonel Roosevelt and Kermlt, togcther wlth the members of tholr shnotlng party, wlio arrived here last evening on the Bc-Igian boat Boch, spent Sun? day in re.ting up, their experienc.es during the past few days in search for gianl elands havlng proved rather fa llguing. An effort was made to-day to se? cure from Colonel Roosevelt a state? rnent on politics and public matters generally, but he emphatlcally refused to dlscuss these mattors, as he sald ho had completely lost touch wltli tho outsldo world. He added that ho would requlro an opportunity fully to revlow public affairs before cxpre'sslng any oplnlon. Tiie ex-Presldent and party dined thls evening with the district com mlssloner, who remarked on Colonel Roosevelt'8 und his son's llno health. Tbe ptbera aro showlng need of rest after an arduous y*ar's trip. The .- merlcans wlll loave here to-morrow :?! Mongalla, where an opthuslustlc I ? cption awaiti- them. MRS. ROOSEVELT AT NAPLES Mir ln on Her Way to Meet Uoturnln_ lliiuler. Naplea, February 27.?Mrs. Theodoru Roosevelt and her daughter, Ethel, v. bu are on their wav tn meet the former President at KharKuiin, urrlved here to-day ou the steamship Hamburg, whlrh salled tnnii New ""ork l'"eb> ?mary ir,. The Hamburu wu0 delayed a day by _iormy weather, ,very high : i a,- belng encountereil throughout tho voyage, au on board, how well, ?r, aro Orfy-One "BROMO QLnWNE,'' __a_ ls Laxative Rromo Ouminc CqruaCoMhtQneDay. Gr-JplnZ Day. <?&& on every In disorders and diseases of children drugs scldom do good and often do harm. Careful feeding and bath Ing are the babies' remedies. % Effllll is the food-medicine that not only nourishes them most, but also regulates their di gestion. It is a wonderful tonic for children of all ages. They rapidly gain weight and health on small doses. vrtllw, flfmd 10c., nniim of jmp.-ri.rul tlil, ntl, for our bomtlful RarltiRi Rank nnil Ohllti'? tihetrli. Ilook. Biiohbankoont-liMnOoodLiickPeitur. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 PcarlSL, N.Y. NH 5TEILIIS5 Nearly $2,000,000 Loot Secured in Massachusetts in Six Months. MONEY EASY FOR THIEVES Awakencd Interest Lilceily to Re? sult in Strongcr Legal Padlbcks. Boston, Mass., February 27.?Wlth town and bank steallngs approachtng $2,000,000 uncovered within her bor dera In six months. Massachusetts, in common wlth other Eastern States, is beglnnlng to sit up and wondcr wheth? er her boasted safeguards around tlio poople's money aro straw or steel. Sinn_ lndicate, however, that the form 1ns of strongor legal padlocks for banks and publlc treasuries Is likely to be one result of thls newly awak? encd Interest. Coming as lt dld. hnrd on tho hecls of tho $42T.,000 lootlng of the South brldgo savlngs Bank, tho discovery thls wook of tho allpgcd embezzlr mont of $100,000 or more from tho Na tlonal Clty Bank of Cumbrldge by a $12-a-wook bookkeeper, has tended to Intcnslfy nn already strong demand for tho creatlon of conditions that shall make a rcpetitlon of theso unhappy events Imposslblo. Thls demand seems likely to bo made nrticulato at the present session of tho State Legisla? ture. The suspcnslon of Natlonal Bank Examlner Pepper, who examlned the Insolvent Cambrldgc bank only last December. has led to a susplcion that perhaps tho government's system of examination may not bc altogether In falllblo.. Annual or semi-annual examlnations by somo outside accountant bosldes the usual Stato probe, barrlng em? ployes from havlntt personal accounts In thelr own Instltutlons, re^lstration nnd certlflcatlon of town loans and hlRher bonds for tax collectors. and town treasurers are among tho reme? dies sugp-ested. CamhrldRp, Framing ham, Southbridge, Wellesley and Bev cily nro thc places that recpntly In thls Stato have folt most soverely the dlshonesty of bank and town offlclals. ITTLE1P TO BE l-.EST HU Proposed Super-Dreadnought Will Be Impregnable Floating Fortress. ISpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Washington, D. C, February 27.?The sccptro and tltle of tho ""Mlstress of the Scas" to pass from Great Britaln to tho United States. Thc constructlon of a floating fort? ress impregnable to a wholo modern fleet. A battleshlp which, by the power of Its own pruns, wlll keep nll other mod? ern battleshlps out of thelr ordlnary range of efffrctlveness. These are the three predominant fea tures of the monster Amorlcan battle? shlp, tho llrst Intlmatlon of which was Blven on Saturduy by Secretary Meyer, of tho navy, lo the Naval Commltteo of thc House. Tho saltent physical features of tho greatest battloahlp in tho world will be these: Tts displacenu-nt will be 34,000 tons. lt wlll carry twelve fourtoen lneh kuiis. lt wlll have six turrets, which wlll be protoclod by oloven lnch armor. Its muln nrmor belt and Its citadel armor wlll be of the eleven lnch type. Thls wlll keep all existlng battlc shlps "at arm's length." because lf tho ships of a hostlle fleet should como within thc six und a half miles thoy would bo met by a shell that can plerce tcn-inch armor, whllo thelr own guns would bo lueffoc.tlvo at six and a half miles, not only on ten-lnch armor. bul of necesslty on tho eleven inch armor of the American super dreadnought. As thls battleshlp is to bo unique ii warshlp constructlon. the Naval Con? structlon Board has not decided upor length and beam, but tho bread lh in creasos very slightly, after the 21,000 ton type of the Florida and Ulah, pel 1,000 tons of Increase. II. Is admitted hy tho experts thnt a battleshlp, such us thnt which See retary Meyer suggests, must bo built lf for no other roason than lo ex ceed tho two colossal war dogs oi .'12,000 tons each which tho intelll gencc ojjlcer lcariis aro to bo hulli by Japan. Thls was oxplalnod oon ndentlally lo tho Naval Committee, and special stross was laid on tho tor pedo defense feature of tho proposed Hoating fortress. 0N WATER WAGON NOW Artc-lmi Well Hi,:. Worked Itoformn 11(111 of MKsi,si|,|,l. Xow Vork, Februnry 27.?An tirto siap woir has tvorked tbo roformatlon of Ml BiSHippl, sald tho \u>\. osciu llaywood, pitatdr of tho iiaptist Churcli of tho Cuvi.imnt. in a aortnon huo to "wi.,-,1 th,- ;pqopio .of MIsHlaalpp drank swamp' wator," ho told hls con cn.)-aii..n, "aifii closed thelr wlndowt lo oxcludo; mosijuitos, thoy won a drthklnc: peoplo, dpprOBBed nnd otier vfil.-d. Mon fclt thO npad of a btlni uliint, bul whon tlu- nrst artoslan wel Was l.'ippeil iu .Micrili.oii, t|u, Uc.itl warrant of the saloon was slgned, am s___!_B.? ''' lb to-dfty a prohlbltioi OF A TEIHLT BILL Bclieves Present Method of Ap propriating for Rivers and Harbors Is Obsoletc. [Speclal to Tim Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Washington, I?. C, Fo-bruary 27.?Tho Comniorco Commlttee of tho Senate, havlng undor conslderatlon tho rivers aml harbors biu recently passed by the House, has completed lho Ilrst rcad? lng of thc blll. The clerks to the oominlltco have indexed the nmend inents prosontcd by Senators, and they are many in number, preparatorv lo tho hearlngs whlch wlll be granted Senators on tho dlstlnctive projects in Which tliey nre lnlerestcd. It has been a custom of tho Com? merco Committec, of whlch Senator I'rye, of Malne, is chairman, not to hold pnhlic hearlngH on the verlous features of tho rivers and harbors bill. ns has beon the practlce In the House oommittoo, but to hear Senators who desire to explain tho merlts' nf their proposed amendments. Thls procoduro will ho followed as to tlio present blll, notlpos to Sbnotora havlng already been Issued Invlt.ing Ihcir presence be lore the commlttee. "Ilercuftor. thoro wlll ho nn nnniial rlvors and harbors blll." sald Senator Thomas S. Martln. of Virginia, rank ing member of tho mlnorlty on the Commerce Commlttee. Tho eotiitnittee reallzes that a veur ly blll is Indlapensablo, and lt should eome as regularly as nnv other of the supply bllls. Tho practlce of pnssing tt river nnd harhor blll everv two or three years has liecomo ohsnlete as tne needs of tbe country have Increased. I do nnt think I made a mlstake ln expressing tho opinlon that thls vlew is concurred In not only hy members of tho commlttoes of both houses of Congress, but I belleve. by the countrv ns woll. "There Is no materlal opposition to tho systomat Ic Improvement of our watorways. Thoy aro vital arterles of commerce. not only vnluable ln theni seyes, but vultinble in Itillueiicing ran road rates. -,,rin, my "I11'110" tho Improvement of our rivers and harbors will bo done with more vlpor, moro system and ?_?,?_ ^ent,flcai1J' th'*" heretofore. be canso tho country has largolv become h?eh^flev,.tn?/the "??flH ?f **??? '"^"'?"l nignwaya of commerce. not only for the <: transportatlon of products between eommunitles ln ottr own countrv, but tn nlding our commercial relatloiis , wlth forelgn countries. j "Public sentiment hns undorgono a ! marked change toward our domestic uaterways since T flrst beeame a mem ; ber of tho Commerce Commlttee ten ? years ago. and I belleve thls change is largely due to the campalgn of edu? catlon carried on hy the National Riv? ers nml Harbors Congress and kindred associatlons." Whlle the Senator was not wllllng to express nn opinion as to tho prohablo action of the commltteo ns to the amount the blll will carry, there i** no doubt but that thoro will he a material lncrease over the House blll, tho amendments proposed bv Senators run? nlng Into mlllions. Just (When tho bill wlll be reported is problematlcal. Tho commlttee proposes to proeood wlth dellboratlon in the considoratlon of tho bill, many new projects havlng been Kugffostcd whlch wlll rcriuirc expert opinion a.s to their feaslbillty and advlsabillty. Senator Martin beeame a member of tlio Commerce Committee at the first session of tho Fifty-slxth Congress, taklng hls place at tho foot of the llst. The late Senator Oeorgo G. Vest was the ranking Democratlc member at that time, his otlier assoclates being John P. Jones. of Nevada; Berry, of Arkansas; Caffery. of Louisiana. and Turner, of Washington. Martln, of Virginia, nnd Clay. of Ooorgia, were added to the committee when \he Sen? ato passed out of the control of tho Democrats and into Republlcan con? trol. tho domlnant party incteaslng its membership on tlic commlttee cor respondlngly. What ls most remarkablc In thls connectlon ls that out nf a membershlp of soventeen, as thc present committee is constituted, but seven were mem? bers ten years ago, Senator Martin belng the only Democrat to hold thls dlstlhctlon. II. E. C. B. MEYEi^TulRD Fak. Prlnces Wlll Hnve Hnnl Tim. Getting by Hlm. [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.1 Washington, D. C, February 27.?? Secretary of the Navy Meyer received the following mystlfylng and anony mous telegram from New York to night: "Have you road in to-day's papors of the joke pernetrated on tho Brltish Admlralty? We hear that a slmilar joke Is to ho played on hlgh ofllclals in Washington, an_l wlsh to wurn you in advanco of your wcll-wlshers." At first tho secretary. who had not read the forelgn dlspatches carefully to-day, was at a loss to understand to what extont he and other govern? ment ofhelals mlght be ln danger from the practical Jokor. Ho got busy over tho telephone, however, and some of his offlcial frionds informod him that London reports were that the Brlt? lsh Admlralty had been grlevously Im? posed upon by three men and a young woman, who, disguised aa Abyssinlan prlnces. were received witlr honors bo titling royally on His Majesty's flag slilp. Tho fako prlnces wero shown all over tho Dreadnought and most graciously entertalnod. Tliey wero pre ceded by a tologram wlilch informod the commander of the fleet that "Prince Makalln and sulto" would arrive at Weymouth at a certain hour. Socrelary M>yer admlts lhat his cu J-losity got tlve better of hlm fur awhllo, but lio laughed hoartlly after the niysterlous tologram was inter preted. Navy Department ofTtclals will be on the watchout for nny agKTcgation of Abyssinlan prlnces that may stray over to thoso shores, and thev will ln all probablllty ho coldly received should they ovtnoe a doslro to Inspect Unlted States battloshipa. PROFESSION "MISSTATED" Insurance KUk Wiw Burglnr, Not Trnvi'lliiB Snle.Miiiui. Now York, February 27.?The novel contention that the appllcant mis statod hls occupatlon as that of a travellng. salesman, when, In fact, he was a professlonal hurgjar, has I'alled to support the refusnl of one of the largo Insuranco companies to pay a $5,000 policy on tlio llfe of Adolph Bortchoy, nllns "Big Blll" Travis, a burglar, wlio was put to death in 'the Stalc prison at Trenton, N. J., last Au? gust. for murder. The company de? clded not to force tho issuo in tho courts, nnd sent a check for the amount tu "Big Bill's" wldow. of this city. The company had further contendod that death by legal executlon was noi nontemplated in tho contract with Bort ohey, and that ns hls own net in klll? lng ;i man was diroctly responsible for hls death, he wus to nll Intonts nnd purposes a suicide. which aosolved tho company from responslhlllty. AVotnI Storm ln Yenrs, Seallle, Wash., February 27.?Tho worst storin that lias struck lho Paclllc Not'thwost in tlio last six yenrs raged to-nlght over VVashlngton .-md Brltlsh Columbla. ln Senttlo yio wind blow forty mlles an hnur. whlle rain fell In tortonts, increaidng tlu- danger from (loods, mado lihmiiiont by tho incltlng Bnow ln the Cttsoade.. The tlrenl Norlhern and the Chlcago, Milw.-tulio. und 1'uget Siitiiid Rallways ure bloi-lced hy wnshonls aml laudslldes lu sevoral plQCBB. rit.KS OUUEl) IV U TO 14 UAYH. I'ASJO OINTMKNT Is guuratiteed to curo any cat-e of Itching, Bllnd, Bleed lng or Protriidlntr l'ilcs ln 0 to 14 days or muuv-v .el'mid-cL, _0c PHONE. MADISON 2734. -_Mtatf_ [cimmm AN APPRECIATION lltOM Antoinette Szumowska-Adamowska Celcbrated I'lunlst, Member Adamowska Trio. ' "THE TONE OF TIIE |titsittt^1|aittlnr Planofortes is beautiful and noble, atld 'it enrrics'?a mnst important quality. As to their action, l can only say that l have never yet uscd a piano which responded so rcadily to every most delicate as Well as fortissimo effect which I wished to produce." "ONE PRICE TO EVERYBODY?EVERYWHERE." ^OQUARr_/f_ EVERYTHING ?imw Ro. NO CHANCE FOR SHORT ONES TO BE TELEPHONE GIRLS Wnshlngton. P C, February 27. Sho is not a telephone glrl |f sho Is under live feet ln height. Thc compa? nlcs cmploy only Klrls who can reach tu thc top of thclr switchboards and a rensonablo dlstanco sldcwnys from thoir positlons. and tho short ones never got a chance. Conditions existlng in telephono ex changes throughout tho country uro intorestlngly set forth in thc report recently sent to the Sonate dcaling wlth the Investlgatlon made by the Bureau of Labor. Thn bulk of tho ro port deals wlth thi* women employes? thero aro 17,210 of them worklng at thc switchboards for twenty-seven companlcs ln twenty-slx States which furnlshed thc data. Agents of tho bu? reau vlslted Bovonty-threo exchangos and found thc employes, genernlly spcaklng, well housed. In many cases the glrls wero compclled to walk up from ono to four Hlgh.s of stnirs, and more than two.thirds of tho complaints board were because of the lack of cle vators. ln somo cltles medical or physical examlnations arc roqulred by nppll cants. (ilrls aro put Into tralnlng schools for u four weeks' course before thoy are placed at the swltchbourd. Wages for telephone glrls vary from FI LOSS AT WILMINGTON Wilmington, N. C, Fobruary 27.? Fire of unknown origin to-night do stroyod one of two large storago waro housos of the Seaboard Air Llne, with adlolning sheds, containing large amounts of fertilizer constltuents. The loss, which Is approximately $160,000, fully covered by insurance, lncludes tho Armour FpfUll-er Works mixlng plant, estlmnted at $75,000; Seaboard Air Ldne warehouKC and adjolning sheds, $60,000; six einpty box cars, $6,500; German lvali Works. of Balti? more, J7,500; D. B. Martin ?fc Co., Rlch mond, $1,500; .lohn M. Cazaux, Wil? mington Molstlng Machinery, $3,000; other fortillzer aceount conslgnees, $2,500; D. L. Gore Company, $2,503. The Norweglan steamer Herman We del Jarlsberg, lylng at tho dock, was saved by a crow from tho revenue cut ter Semlnole and harbor tugs, wlth only sllght damage. Other vessels lyltiK at the wharves wero cut loose from thelr moorlngs and escaped. SOME SPECIAL MUSIC Services at Cnlvary BaptUt to liegln on Wednesday Next, I'reparntlons arc belng made at Calvary Baptlst Church for unusually (-ood slnglng at the serles of special meotlngs to bc held nt thnt churcli, beglnnlng Wednesday. Tlie regular cliorus. rcinforced by members of tln\ congregation, wlll bc led by Webb B. Hlll, who has dono so much' for the muslc at tho Church of tho Covenant in tho last few months. Mr. Hill ls a natlvo of Chlcago. whero he began hls study of muslc. He also studled music- in Boston for six years, and hnd to leave that clty on aceount of thc cllmato. Ile hns sung and taught all over thu East and South. Ho was head of tho voeal department In Stotson Universlty for a number of years, nnd on leaving thero the universlty conferred on hlm an hon orary dogroe in appreclatlon ot tho success of hls work there. Mr. Hill wlll not only direct thc slngtng nt tho Calvary meotlngs, but will also slng a solo each evening. The pastor of Calvary Church, Dr. Ryland KnW'bt. wlll preach at all tho services. Tho special meeting- will contlnue from March 2 to March 13, inclusivc, and ther., wlll bo preaching every evonlng durlns tliat time excopt Saturday. SHIP'S CAPTAIN DEAD Vessel nl Sen Without Kuowlug Wbcre She In l)rlv!n?-. New York, February 27.?Somewhore on the hlgh seas tliero ls a threo masted French sailing ship wlthout a captaln and apparently wlthout sitro knowledge of whero sho is driving. Thc French liner Savolo, which ar rlyed here to-dny, arter a cold, snowy and very rough passage from Havre, reports that on Februarv 2s sho stght ed such a ship wiilch slgnaled "Cap? taln dead," andasked for tho latltudo Thc Savolo supplled lntltudo -19.1S. longltudo 15.01 by signal, but could not dlstinguish the sailing shlp's name. OBITUARY _,, TtiOmaM _\ CoflTln. Thomas 1\ t'oflln, formerly of Jack ponvlllo, Fla., dltd yesterday at tho THE WEATHER roroeii'it: >'Ii'kIiiIii nud North Caro? lina?llnin und cooler JHouduyj Tuck dny, parllj cloudy | modcrule xouth yvluds, beciinilug vurlnble, COXOITIOXS YISSTKKDAY. Cloudy. Thermomotev ut mldnight, 62. COXniTlOXs 1\ IMI'OHTAXT CITIES. (At S P. M., Uastern Standard Tltno.i ,1 la?e. Ther, 11- T. Weather, Charlotte ... r,^ Ralelgh ....'.'."' 80 Charleston _,' 62 Atlanta . ,;.| rJiioksonvlllo nn luplti Tainpu . Suyunnnh Asliovllle How Qrlci aalvostun Norfolk Uatterna Wllnilngti Key. Wost MIMATUltU AI.MANAC. ? , Fcliruary .28, 1910, "?;' '?'??? ? 0:4-1 1HC1I.TID13. m' ,*''". 0:01 Morning_7:-U _wuun i-_ii....io;iB Evening.,.;, 8:00, a hlghcst monthly avcrnge of $36.06 ln New York Clty to $22.40 ln Nusiivillc, Tenn. ln some of thu smallcr cltles tho average goes oven lower. partic? ularly In thc South. The Boll Com? pany employs 10,25fi women operalors at an avorago monthly wago of $30.91. In nearly all oflice3 tho operatlng force ls dlvlded Into four general shlfts. Day operntors usiiully work between B A. M. and 7:30 P. M. Eve? ning operalors usunlly work frorn 11 A. M. to _ P. M. Nlght operators usu ually work beyond midnlght, whllo the work of "spllt trlck" operators Is dl? vlded Into two or more perlods by an Interval of moro than two hours ho twoen two of those perlods. Tho new er, and thercfore younger, girls are usunlly put on tho "spllt trlcks." Cominlssloner Nelll strongly urgos j tho practical cllmlnatlon of overtlme for operntors, and says tlils can bo brought about lf tho larger citles wlll set thc oNnmplc. New York Clty has dono so, but In Chlcago the Boll oper ators have about 2R per cent. of over? tlme, and In New Orleans as hlgh as 98 per cent. A wldospread and lntolllgont effort on the part of companies to look after the comfort and well-helng of its wo? men employcs was found. resitlonco of his hrotber-ln-law, Dr. John R. Wheat. at 205 East Main Street. He was sixty-two years old. Tho funeral will take place Wednes? day at ','Chesley," I'timberland county. Siimiiel C. Putney. [Speclal to Thi? Ttmes-Dispatch.] Now Can ton, Va, February 27.? Samuel C. Putney, dled Friday at tha homo of hls brother, Rlchard Putney, near GllllamsvillO, aged about seventy years. He wa.s buried yesterday af? ternoon at Mt. ZIon Church. Mr. Putney was a member of ono of tho oldest and most promlnent j f.-unllies in thls community. He was an ex-Confederate and a member of Mt. _ion. Baptlst Church. J. C. Uoulhut. [Spvcial to The Tlmeft-Dlspatrh.} Roanoke. Va., Februnry 27.?J. C. Douthat, a natlvo of Botetourt county, ? dled here last nlght, aged soventy | seven years. Selmslinti Sbuuer. I . [Speclal to Tho TlmrB-Dlspatch.J Lynclibiirg, Va., February 27.?Se I ba'stian Shaner, age,i olghty-clght years, a native of Germany. dled here to-day, after an extendod Illness. Hc had ilved here many yeara and was tiie htad of one of the best known 1 famllles of the city. Mr. Shaner was a Confederate veteran. AsUby AV. Floyd. [Speclal to The Tlnua-Diapatch.] Lynchburg, Va., February 27.?Ash by VV. Floyd, aged about thlrty-rivc years, dled last nlght of tubcrculosls. Ho was a member of the clty flre de? partment. The remalns wore taken this afternoon to Shipman, Nelson county, for burlal. w. li. Balley. [Speclal to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Cliarlottesvllle. Va., February 27.? W. B. Ralley, ono of the best known resldents of the county, died yester? day at hls home near While Hall, after a long illness of heart trouble. He wa.s a son of the late Captaln Lllburn Ralley, wlio r.slded just north of the clty. Ho wns a brave soldler, a mem? ber of Company li. Nineteenth Vir? ginia. Uegiment. He married a Mlss i Maupln, who died ahout ono year ago. Seven chlldren survlve?two sons aud five daughiers. DEATHS COFFIN?Died, at tho home of his brother-ln-law, Dr. John R. Wheat, 205 Eant Maln Streot, Sunday night, Fobruary 27, THOMAS E. COFFIN, late of Jacksonville. Fla., in tho slx ty-thtrd year of hls age. The funeral wlll tako placo at the homo of hls famlly, at "Chosley." in Cumborland county, Va., WEDNKS DAY. March 2. GRAEME? Died, at 211G Stuart Avenue, Februarv 27, 101 o. at 11:55 P. M? ISABELLA FALCONER, third daugh? ter of Mary Rltchie and Robert Oraemo, deceased. Funeral notico later. LAMKTN?ulcd, at her residence, No. 200 Fifth Avenue. Chestnut Hill, at 1 A. M., Sunday, February 27. MRS. BERNIE FORD LAMKIN, aged thir ty-two, wife of Anderson E. Lamkin and daughter of the late J. T. and Adelaldo Elllott Ford. Funeral from St. John's Church THIS AFTERNOON at 3:30. She Is survived by two sisters, Sadio and Lena. Are dcpresslnt}, palnful and annoyin. Uo not ne.lect a cold. Trcat it at once and ward olf sorious compllcutions that will assuredly follow nc_lect. _S______t?? _t Vtmamamamwam GRIPPE PILLS Act quIcUIy. They reduce fevor, relievo all achlnfi pains, do not depress tho heart. They aro the -ircatcst of all spoclfics for colds. Fully guaranteed. Prlce, 25c per box?mallable. POLK MILLER DRUG CO., 834 Cast Main Streot. Ilaucock'N Sulpliu. HeiiieilicN, SULPHUR LIQUID .,S',i" For EC/.F..MA, Itch, RUigworm and ull skin allmonts. SMALL JAIl, 2Sc ?A maglu wonder for lleniurrholds, 1'lles, Soros, Swelliiigs, Inllaiiied or Chal'ed parts. I'su IT. For salo by druggists. Wrlto ua for Booklot ou Uso_ af Sulphur, i Mauufncturcd by HANCOCK LIQUID SULPHUR CO., Baltimoro, Md. JIITtDIIDOIENES (Continued From Flrst Pago.) .\onnlor Clark. rcprcsents iinotlicr. i.'lnrko Is a hlghor grndu stiitostnau than Davis, nnd oaluuiutcd to do moro good nnd to represent tho IntercstH of hls constltuonts, whllo Davis, by hls manncr nud his liiipuIslvciiesH, would prejudlco hls cause, Clarke HpCnka to Iho Senate; l>;lv1h to the liiilu nnd valleyg of Arkansas," Adiulrcr 4)f Tnfl. Senator Gordon ls a warm adtnlror ot I'rosldcnt Taft. "Vos, Indeed," ho crltd lo-mghl Wlth twlnkllng eyes, when tho 1'rcsldont wns referred to. "I've met hlm a ntimbor of Uiiich. What do X thlnk of him? Woll, now. Ict mo tell you that I thlnk ..o Is ono of tho most lovablo of mon. You enn't ho wlth hlm nnd not ndmiro hlm. I bellovo Taft wants to mako a nutlonal nnd not a soctlonnl Presldent. Tho Prosldent, of course, lias party ulTllla tlons, aud hls obllgatlons to hls party necessarlly aro very strong, but I be llcve. novortholesa, that ho haa Iho kindest feellng for lhc Southern peo? plo, and It ls his desire to scc the South as well as the North pros porous, I bellovo Taft ls a mnn who wlll bo proud, whon ho retlres, to leavo liohlnd hlm a cloan admlnlstrallon and i happy peoplo. "1 don't believe ho would shut hls eyes to keep from scclng corruptlon in nny department of th" govornment, -nd I say thla, notwllhstandlng the fact it might not bo popular f?r mc. lown South, to say so. htonosty cont pels mo to admlt tliat I have a vory hlgh opinion of our Presldent. Tho finly dlfferenco In the world between us Is thut he ls a Kepubllcan and I nn a Democrnt, and tho llnes between lhe two partles?if lt wero not for lhc itegro problem, which hangs llko a All of the now famous Sun-Cured Leaf Tobacco known to the world is grown in a few countles near to Richmond. Every pound of it is sold in Richmond, and the Richmond manufacturers get the cream of the crop from year to year?what outside factories get is slmply the "leavings.'* Hence, the best SUN-CURED CHEWING TOBACCO is MADE IN RICHMOND?indeed, it may bo said that none is genuine that is not m THE BRAND KNOWN AS Is the BEST Sun-Cured Chewing Tobacco made in Rich? mond. Therefore GRAPE is the best Old V.r ginia Sun-Cured Chew in the World. Some people are sometimes fooled by spurious brands of sun-cured, so called; but no sensiblo chewer can always be fooled into trying a thing that an impecunious dealer may try to pass off upon him as "just as good aa Grape." No alleged "sun-cured" can possibly be "just as good as Grape." Be Sure You Get ihe Real Grape Made in Richmond by REMEMBER: The name Pattcrson on Tobacco standA for Quality. _i For asking so many questions about Wood before placing your order. I know you were disappdinted with tlie last load, and are trying to avoid getting another. My regular custorhers hardly ever ask mc price or quality of Wood; only ask, "When can 1 get it delivered?" because they know I am as low or lower than the lowest reputable dealer. 1 have been a specialist in Wood tliat heats while it burns over twelve years. My Coal makes a lasting impression on housekeepers because it only makes ashes. I have more Wood, scll more Wood, prepared in more ways. Why not try The Leader? Phone Madison 1069 and 1070. Highland Park Phone, Monroe 1320. jtfg^lk /fZA J!@^ ,1P THIS COUPON OinO&afl FEBRUARY 28, I9S0. - NOTICE.?A complete set consists of 30 cou? pons of consecutive dates, only one coupon of each date will be accepted in ench set. You can begin saving on any date, ju_t so they are of co^ecutive dates from the day you start. v.y.-x ^^ /g^SnV _#Bfts, .gffc - '(?r%WGW SAVING TO>DA Cured by the Marvel ot the Century, B, B, B.?Toststl for 30 Years, Drlvri oiii blood pol?on In any 't.-i.r perma. nently, wlthout flcTilly merciiry, wltli pure Bo tanlenl In.trdieitK To prove it we will nciid you a SAMPLE TREATMENT FREE 11 you have Ulccri, BatlnK Sorti, ItdiinR Bu mois, Swelllngi, Mucui Patcltoa, Dotte Psliu, ofr f.nilvo I'linpirrt or Erupilons, take ii. D. n. uio tnnlc Illood H.iltni. All nytiiptoiini lie.d rpikkly. Blood ll made pure and rit li. i ornpietely changin . th. entire body Itllo a clean, healthy nmdltinn, Jiealln. every Sore nml ?topping all iii-hr-., pninn ond Itching, iiirin;: thc worat cue nf blood polwn DRUGGISTS, $l I'ER LARGE BOTTLE, wlth dlrectlonii fot fiorrie cure, SAMPLE l'l'EE hy Writing Illood lliilrn Co,, Atluntu, Ga. l'reo medical advice given. clark iloud alwaya ovg. tho .South? would bo very hard to traco on i miip," Wlll < liniii-i- < lli li r Miiiiip. Washington, ['"obruary 27.?Secre? tary Dlckinson lia di oraed to recotn metid to the I'l lllpplno .overnmdnt a ahango ln tho form nf Btamp that ls now placed upon clgara inado in the iBlands, _o aa io mcel tho objocllon of tho domoatlo clgarmokora, that thu stamp ln mislenrtlng. it ban been bon tchded tlmt tho atamp led eon.urners lo belleve that tho <|iiitllty and purity of tin- clgara wore eortlfled by tho I iilted Stato: riA'i milient. Ilr.vaii Lcnves for lloino. Buenos Ayrea, February -'7.?Wil? llam Jennlnga Bryan 16ft hero to-day for the Unitod Statea, by way or Eng? land.