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WHITE DECIDES TO
TAKE WIFE DACK Reconciliation Is Effected and There Will Be No Divorce. nv I'M i. ricmtr. iiu;.vvi;.\. [Special cable io The Tittles-Dlspaicfa] Paris, July -S.?ThOJ'c will be no di? vorce between Archibald White, the New York banker, and iiits beautiful wife, formerly a popular member i>( the Bosio'iiluns. Mr*. White has boon won over by the sclf-saci'tflciiig love oi her bit nkvi' hiiabaild, und n recon? ciliation bits been effected. Mr. White soon will open U Paris branch for his banking house, so that bo will bo able to spend at least months ot the ycni In Kimiico with the wife ho lows so well. it was Mrs. White's Intention hi ob? taining " divorce lb marry the son of one Of the ftnllls. of the wealthy ilreok ttt in of IVulll Brothers, ot Lon? don, whose successful business career hns placed his family in the fororunks or the most exciilHlve und respected society circles of Knglaiid. When n son ol this proud family proposed marriage, with Mrs. White there was a tempest of disapproval. There were threats of the S?ih being trut oft" from his Inheritance In the vast fortune acctimtlluled by lho Itallls. Mrs. White wtia faced with Buch .in #nicr(;ency that she found th.it Hi" romantic glamour quickly faded, and she was brolighl lo realize that only one love was true untl worth while ? the devoted low; of her sterling hus? band. So she approached the subject of reconciliation, which was eagerly embraced by Mi White Mrs. White is in London !tl present. Impatiently walling lu i.e taken buck Into the protecting arms of her for-'' giving spouse. MAY YET'REMOVE BEULAI (Continued From tlon of this miscellaneous visiting tibout the Jnll, Mr. Uarnetl protested that the riilo that none but the family of the Bln ford ?Irl was to be given access was being adhered to Strictly, and that the woman was s sister ?* the slur witness, who so lone held tile affec? tions of Henry Clny Benttle, Jr. Mr Scltcrer's language was move emphatic than eloquent, but it was stiftleirntlv forceablc 10 Inform tho Otto Orkin, Tel. Had. Hit i Ml Mutual B!<1c Itli'hninnd, Itrfrrrnrrt.: i' ,K <? R> nfflceft, IS .A. ffaundor*' Sons <'??.. K. w. <:.itpi Pen Co., Everett Waddes ?'.>., Vir c'.nln Hospital. Itenldrnees: Jehn 1,. Will llfton M. .Miller. Or. Itlelmi.l Pj \s the best month to order your Vinter supply ol <fct 6ummer prires. I pell the kind that makes pure a.^hes. although t am still the Wood Man. i Phone Madison 1069-1070. SPECIAL Hornel er & Clark ART PHOTOS ran lie obtained at -pe< ially re dured prices during August. Don't put it Off. Call at studio, No. 307 East Hro.id Street, and set specimens, or phone for appoint? ment Monroe 15;>7. Advertising Ideas Free We err eucce*afu!ly handling many larg<] |ne tmaM fl'-eounts In tlio South. If you i?!.: Irf.t ld*h*. ?iiKKrKtinnfl and advice In lOOnteflon with your ad.tnlelng tell us r. >\ letter, 'phone or In person. 4 ritCEMAN ADVKKTISI.V? AGENCY. INC., Mutual Building. lUchmood. .. Virslaie, 'PAoae Maalion CllJ. This week we split a big roll of money with our customers. All through the big stock of elegant wear for men and boys the big split is in evidence. Men's $15.00 Suits at ? Men's $20.00 Suits at Men's $25.00 Suits at Men's $30.00 Suits at Men's $35.00 Suits at 9.75 $12.75 $17.75 Samples of the Saving in Ail Departments SI.50 Manhattan Shirts at SI.15. $2.50 Manhattan Shirts .it $1.88. S2.5? Pajamas .it S1.45. 50c Scarves ;it 25c and 35c. S I (rxfords at $2.85. S6.50 Hanau Oxfords at $4.85. $4 Duniap Straws ;it $2.67. 54 Henry Heath Straws at $2.67. S2 Straws at $1.33. S7.50 Panamas at $5. 55 and $6 Boys' Suits at $3.50. All Children's Straw Hats at one-third off the prices. You know a Berry Sale'is "the real thing." Mail Orders as Usual Have Our Prompt Attention. $10 and Sil Boys' Suits at 56.75. RY & CO. jnllcr that a most unfortunate mis? take bail boon made?that a woman with no claim or ?rolatlonshln what* ever had pained access to a wltnpss and siient an hour with her pit net- own unsupported word thai she was a uls? ter, and without any card of In t indue lion or credential froth the Common-j wealth's Attorney of Chesterfield eoun- [ ly. I Mrs. Klllott loft the jail at price, I ami rode <>n the street car to M>."> West Main Street, tho Blnford girl's home. J Later Boulah Blnford's real slater and | mother Called ul tho jail, and were admitted aft or being carefully Bcrutt- i nized. The Klllott woman had brought I frull for Ml if a Blnford; who has been, for some time lief Intimate friend, i Mrs. Klllott will be called at the trial i to testify to certain slulcmcnls made by MISS Blnford and to substantiate portions of her evidence. Officials of tho Commonwealth ox press the great? est Indignntlon that the jail officers should luiVC been so slack HS to have allowed so easy a trick to be pulled! Oft i'ii Hum. Primmer* Might Kscnpc. ?'If they are that credulous.' assert? ed one o| the olllcers la-t night; "1 don't* see why any prisoner doesn't loll Mr. On'rhetl he Is some one else, and just walk oul. If people can walk In Hie jail al "ill and tamper v. lib those win, are known to be nieiailal wii nesses. for an hour at a lime, 1 don't [ .-or why prisoners can no I walk out at! will." (Mlier officers Indicated that unless conditions at the llonrloo Jail were materially altered, all of the Chester Held prisoners would be removed else? where at once. Another matter gave the detectives some worry yesterday, a ?vornan whoso testimony is regarded as mate? rial, hut who naturally shrinks from the htlblicll) of nil open trial, lias re? fused (?? make nny statement to the olllcers, aiul threatens 1" leave Uidl State before the trial. An application] will be made <?>;? a subpoena for her iippeiirnuce before the grand Jury, as her testimony is regarded as Impor? tant. No llnsl* for Iteport. Reports cur re pi yesterday ihul at? torneys for young Henry Beat He would I euier a pica ul Insanity, and that alien? ist., have been engaged, are stilted to b.. without foundation. Such a pica ! would In in a 001)80 an adinlssloh of ! guilt, ami young Bcattic lias stoutly denied Ihttt lie tdtdt his wife. A plea of insanity is thai of guilt)', bui with the Justification of an unsound inlud.j making the perpetrator of tlie deed not responsible for his acts. At no iinu' has it been charged that young Beuttic was not in full possession i>i Ins faculties. In fact, he has shown i nine If a man ol unusual attainments, [especially on the witness stand in the [-coroner's Inquest, when he held his own hour after hour w'uh Attorneys Wcudonburg and Gregory. Not once did the Common wealth mix him up or break behind tin regular, even tone of hl - an. wei s to all questions 10 which his attorney permitted him 10 reply. Mu. h has been said in the newspa? pers shout young Bcuttle us a clgarolK Smoker. He .?mokes, out not mole than mane yotlhg men of sound and dispos? ing mind. Kveiy smoker ndmlts that his use of tuba in Is increased under jtiiiy menial rtrain. Mr. Ueutllc himself s.i>s he .was inn conscious of having lighted a cigarette on the witness stand. I' tt his having done su is not surpris? ing when it is remembered that the cor j oner's jury sat in the open air, under ill trees, ami dial both spectators mid jurymen smoked from time i<> nine. Mr. itentti'-. Hr., puffed a cigar silently during the time his aon was on the witness Btnnd, Any evidence lending to show young Beattlc of unsound mind would he a complete revei sal of the ? i.-ie ine defense has BO fur pur? sued. i p In smir to Prove It, it is believed thai Attorneys Smith und Cartel will depend larR.-iy on sharp crpss-exniulnatlon of witnesses, In in effort to break Paul ficattio'S I statement; that they will argue that J the crime charged la loo monstrous for human conception, and that since Bent l|tle was frequently with the Blnford I girl, for whortl he seemed to have an I Infatuation, there was no direct motive j in his murdering his wife, who had given no provocation whatever and had silently put up with Heiiltle's iat, hours Mid attentions to other women. The rebuttal to this line will be that Mrs. I Boat tie's father. Mr Owen, was on his I way lo Richmond; that young Mrs. Beattlc was a favorite of Mr. Beattle, .Sr.. the young mnn's father; that ho was without source of income save i ihrniigh his father, and could not ' therefore run off with the Blnford girl, |!t-s he desired, and (hat Mrn. Beattle 'was about to tell hnfh Mr. Beattle, .Sr. IBffd Mr. Owen of tho young man's eon duct snd condition. Another tumor set at reit by law ycrs in' thr I'd?,- is the report that of- ] forts would be m.ide to secure a change Of venue' No such move is on foot, i An application for change of venue; wo ild not lie until after indictment, und then it would have to be shown to| the court i>y outside evidence that the accused could not get u fair trial In the county In which the crime was com? milled. I The Code of Virginia makes it plain that change of venue Is only to he resorted to whore the mill:lu ir.s been culled out for the prisoner's pro? tection or whore efforts to secure a Jury from other sections ot the state have I ecu made and have failed, (liiesthm n? |? .lur.v. The crime was committed in I h'es lerllcld, near the border of Richmond, und while practically all those living in the section about Forest Hill have expressed opinions us to the guilt or Innocence of the accused. It is be? lieved that there me ninny in Other sections of the larire county who would be eligible as jurymen. In any ease. i'boslerlield panel will be flr.M lulled. If twelve men are not select? ed. Sheriff Olli win iben be Instructed to draw m venire from some other sec- i lion or the State. While attorneys on either Side are not outlining their ease, lawyers con? versant with criminal practice In Vir glhla assert thnt the method to be ? pursued will be for the common- \ wealth first to put on the stand < Thomas K Owen and Dr. Wilbur Mer- ' eer. who were at the Owen house when ! yoling ReHttie returned with the body: of his wife. They enn testify us to what Fleattie told Ihem of ihe elr- | cunitttnnces of Ihe crime. Then the I Commonwealth will proceed to shoot | boles in that story of the bearded highwayman by showing that ihe blood spots could not have come from the ear as described, thai the body was not brought back to the house as young Belittle has told, that the gun did not jolt from the ear as wns as? serted. I hut the hound!) found no trull leading from the spot of Ihe kllllnii. | und lastly, thai the stun found was ! purchased by Paul Beat tie for Henry] Heattle. and delivered to lilm previous to the killing. Then will come the collateral evidence of those who saw j Beattin up the road hefoi-e dusk, when j It la believed ho placed the gun be hind a slump, anil of those who saw I him and his wife standing In the road .iust prior to the lime the shot was II red. i To Fight 15 very I'olnt. It is .icedod that every point of | evidence will be contested; that every question will bt weighed, and that ihe| jury will be excluded again and aPiiin j while ihe attorneys argue on the ad-I mlsslblllty of various linns of ques- J t Ionian. Speculation Is rife us to tho j length of time the trial will consume, and lawyers disagree from one to four J wrcks. i?ne point every lawyer Is discussing is whether young Bcuiile will take,the stund lie could not be put on by the Commonwealth, both because ho i: the accused and could not testify against himself, und because Ihn side putliiiR hlin on would be bound by his evi? dence it will be for the defense to del,inline after the prosecution has rested Its ease, whether he shall lake the stand and tell of the events of that nicht. Some assert that it would prejudice the ease of mi Innocent map with tin- mrv und public for him to refuse to nil what he knows of the killing of his wife, while others hold that It would be most unwise |o put j him Oil the stand. lie could not ho i introduced o\ parte, und once on the I stand would be subject to eross-exam I Inatlon by Ihe other side, and the i voracity of his testimony might be ; at I licked Most lawyers hold to the ? view that young Beuttie. like McCue, I will pot en on the witness stand. He cannot be required to do so^ FISHER DENIES ' INTIMACY WITH BEULAHB1NF0RD Ball Player Now in Buffalo Says Material Witness in Bcattie Case Only an Acquaintance. Buffalo, n. v.. July 20.-?Robert lish or. who plays op the Inticld for the Newark baseball club, now in Buffalo, denies that lie once was intimate with Bculah Blntord the girl was has achieved much prominence by reason ? if hep connection with the case of Henry Beat tie, aiioccd wife murderer, who Is now In prison In Richmond. The Fisher Incident was Intimated ' in a dispatch from one of tho press associations. Fisher says that ho know the girl, but that Iiis relations with her never were auch as to cause any comment. "I met Beulah Bin ford a number of years ago. when 1 was playing ball In Virginia," said Fisher. "That was long before Bcuttie formed the attach? ment for her that, according to the papers, existed at the time of t ho murder. She was only a casual ac? quaintance, though, and I know noth? ing of her life." LIGHT IN TOWNS SHUT OFF. Dnmnce to Ulectrlc Plan! <>r the Ore cun Power Company. Springfield, Ore July 2!?.?Electric licht and power in all of the larger towns of the Wllliainctte Valley was shut otT last night us the result of :i tire which destroyed the plant of the Kelly Lumber Company, one of the largest Inland sawmill concerns In the Northwest. The lire destroyed a quarter of a mile of the power lines of the Oregon Power Company) which supplies cur? rent to the surrounding towns. The loss is estimated at $300,000, "EXCELSIOR" Gas Ranges When you purchase one of those Ranges you get the best workmanship put on any range to-day, and remember this si/.c costs you G| 'i ? only ..'. ?DA< Rothert & Co. Fourth and Broad. Some Makers of Roofing Material Are Afraid to Place a, Trade-Mark on it. Reason: They know that it will not stand the test. A trade-mark on a poor piece of tin is a badge of warning. The Trade-Mark on G. Ma Go's. "Pearl" Roofing is a Badge of Honor. Therefore, be sure to specify and use "Pearl" Roofing Tin. The best for the money. Gordon Metal Co. Richmond, Va. ELECTIONS WILL DECK FATE * (Continued l'rom Firm Page.) trade I rim inn i .between the ifwo na? tions. The limited States government, after having repelled Canadian od enneop on several occasions, has now taken tho initiative. Mr. Morden, who has led the opposi? tion to reciprocity, huu made his stand on this platform: "1 have opposed reciprocity because it will destroy the hope of reciprocity trade preferences within the empire, because Its tendency will bo to dts intcrgutc the dominion, to sepnrate the provinces, to check Intercourse und commerce between the provinces and between the Mast and the West, and because, If carried to its logical con? clusion, it would lend to commercial union, and commercial union would In? evitably end In political absorption." Practically every member of Parlia? ment will have left the capital by .to? morrow, nnd the cumputgn on the reci? procity Issue will begin all over the Dominion early next. week. Vigorous nnd Hitter. Jt Is generally agreed that tho two months" campaign before the country will be vigorous and oven bitter. Rec? iprocity probably will be tho sole Is Bue, although the Conservatives In Que? bec may seek to Inject the naval Issuo | Into the contest The anti-annexation I cry already has been raised -by the Conservatives in all parts of the conn try. Sir Wilfrid Luurlcr and his minis? ters will take the stump and conduct | platform campaigns in all provinces. | Tim Parliament Just dissolved had a] membership of 1:1:: Liberals, eighty-five Conservatives and thVee independents, giving the government a working ma? jority of over forty. The absence of a cloture rule, however, made It Impos? sible for the majority to force a vote against ? filibuster. .Should the present Liberal govern? ment be returned with anything like a working majority, it will mean that in vote can be taken on the reciprocity I resolution und Hint the trade agree incut 'win go into effect A Conserva? tive victory at the polls means the passing .if the Kurier government and the permanent snelving of the reciproc? ity pact. R, E. COONTZ TO LEAVE ACADEMY Annapolis.* Md.. July 29.?Naval Academy circles arc stirred by the an? nouncement that Commander P.. B. Coontz. commandant of midshipmen, will be relieved from duty hero about September l. at which time the sum? mer practice fleet, commanded by him., will Just have returned to Annapolis.: Thottgli Commander t'oontz has .served: uh commandant less thnn one joar, j the usual term of duty lasting over; three years, he win i>c relieved ut that' lime by Commander .1. 11. Logan. Mans think It strange that the lnci-1 dent of last winter, when Miss Catlte I'ne Heers, daughter of a Vale pro fOSSOr, was snubbed at the academy: by having her escort told by a young ! officer that he should not have brought I her to a a midshipmen's hop. should 1 have been followed so closely by the j departure of the two ranking officers. A few weeks after Superintendent Bowyor asked to be relieved on ac- j count of his health, and now conies the news that Commander Coontz, who. as commandant of midshipmen, is head of the department of discipline, '. lias been displaced. It la not known , that the Beers Incident had anything! to do with the mutter, but there uro' sonic rumors to that effect. A more probable, explanation of commanded i'oontz'a departure from ? the academy Is that Superintendent ; Gibbons wished to have some one uf his own choosing as his second in com? mand at the academy. Commander Coontz was specially recommended for; the place by Captain Bowycr. IN INTEREST OF PEACE Large Ilclctsiilloii Will Attend Confer? ence In Home. Washington, D. C, .Inly 29.?A large delegation of Senators and members 1 of the Mouse will represent the United States at the inter-parllatnentnry con-! forenco in the Interest of world peace ' to be held In Rome next October S 1o f>, according to Representative Bartholdt. of Missouri. Already Senators Burton, of Ohio: Owen, ot Oklahoma, and Ncwlands. of Nevada, and Representatives Bartholdt. of Missouri: Richardsoll, of Alabama; Baker, of California; Kent, of Califor? nia: Slsydenf of Texas; Martin, of South Dakota; Esch, of Wisconsin: Levy, of New York; McKinley, of Illi? nois; Sharp, of Ohio; Sleenerson, ol Minnesota; Stephens, of Texas; Plum- , Icy, of Vermont, und Goldfogol, of New j York, have expressed an Intention 01 j attending. An effort will he made to bring the) next meeting to the United States. The delegation will attempt to obtain HI formal approval of President Thft's general arbitration policy. MEMORIAL TO PEACE *ieors;e Washington'? Ancestral Home May lie Acquired. London. July 29.?The Idea of ac? quiring Rulgrave Manor, in Northamp? tonshire, the ancestral home of George Washington, as a memorial to the one hundred years' peace, has a weened great Interest, and steps already have been taken to raise funds for that pur? pose. , A party, representing the American national committee for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of peace among the English-speaking peoples, visited the manor, t he parly Incln.ded W. N. Baker, of Baltimore: W. B. Ilowland. of New York: Walter Edges, of New Jersey, and Mrs. J. E. Longstsffj of. Brooklyn. The American committee also has been In conference \ylt.h prominent persons In England with reference, to the organization of English commit? tees to co-operate In the celebration, and It la expected that this commit? tee will he named soon. PEDDLERS ARE SILENT s _____ They Finally Submit to Antl-Nolne Ordinance. Chicago. July 29.?A silent army of fi.OOo peddlers," who hnve been on a strike against the anti-noise ordinance for five days, traversed their old routes to-day following n decision to suspend hostilities. Th? poddlert. will endcuvor to earn a lining without shouting their wares In the streets until fall, when another effort will he made to Induce the City Coupe!! to repeal the anti-noise ordi? nance. CHARGES CRUEL AND UNFOUNDED (Continued From First Page.) had tilopt all night. Ho wus then sev? enty years of ugc. "flo told me lie had had a good sleep and a good breakfast and was ready for the day's work. He nuld thul noth? ing dellulte would be known ubout the success of the deul until lie hud hoard from Frlck und Gary ut Washington, in tho afternoon wo received word from them that Washington did not ob i Ject to the deal; that the government , would not proceed against either coin 1 puny ,h<.old tho transaction bo con , summated." "Did any money change hands In tho transaction.'" nsked Mr. Littleton. "Not a dollar." replied Mr. Ledyard. "How much did J. F. Morgan & Co. receive as compensation for their work in tills transaction?" was another question. "Mr. Morgan chnrged not a penny I for his services In tills vitally lmpor i tit 111 transaction." responded Mr. Led? yard. "But. Mr. Ledyard," Mr. Littleton ro BUmcd, "why did you h.nve to go so far us to get the consent of the govern? ment before closing this transaction?" At this question Mr. Ledyard laughed until he was almost doublud up in his chair. The remainder of the sentence was drowned in n roar of laughter from [the tipectnlors and members of the i committee. "Are you using that expression 'n ' quotation marks or in its orlgliiul .sense?" quelled* Mr. Littleton, when order had been restored. "I did not Intend to quote." respond? ed Mr. Ledyard, sheepishly, us if real? izing that he unconsciously had plagi? arized from up HlustrlouH authority. .Meant What He Said. "I meant what 1 said. If you were counsel in a case involving the least doubt as to the legality of a desirable course you would. 1 know, try llrst to lind out what the government's atti? tude would be before advising dellllltt - ly what action to take, would you not? "But what do you think nhout an! administration that would permit such a transaction and guarantee Immunity in advance?" Insisted Mr. Littleton. This question was not responded to In any way until Mr. Ledyard hud scratched his head thoughtfully ttr several seconds. "Well," he finally said, "you know 1 was born u Democrat und am trying very hard to remain a Doniocrat. My grandfather wus a Democrat, candidate for President, and nobody want ? to be a Democrat more than I do. Hut my party has of late years wundered oft after strange gods and I have not al? ways been able to follow It. However, reason and sanity are returning to my party now. I am delighted to say." And Mr. Ledyard never did say what lie thought of the administration that authorized the deal. In nnottior part of his testimony he said that two of Moore ,t Sehloy's heaviest creditors were J, I? Morgan A- Company and the |-"lrst National Hunk, but thai neither ..f the*., hud pressed the firm for a settlement FATALLY STABBED WITH PENKNIFE uVshcvllle, N. C? July 29.?Tptloy .stuioey, twenty-three, an employe of the Champion Flfro Company, was fa? tally stabbed with a penknife In the hands of Seth Wood, at Canton, N. C, fifteen miles from this city, at 7 o'clock to-night. Stanley died ten minutes later, and nt the Inquest following the coroner's Jury returned a verdict fix inp the crime on Wood. The killing is said to have been the result of an inslgnilicant quarr I with "blind tiger" whiskey us the UK - tlvb power. It is alleged that Stamoy struck Wood In the face with his list, and that in the clinch that followed both men went to the ground. Wood drew his knife and stabbed .Stanley I soven or eight tlmep. the death of the j latter being directly due to the sever- 1 Ing o? the femoral artery. Wood attempted lllght, hut was caught by n posse after a short chase, lie was taken to WaynesvlUe, where he was lodged In jail, pending a?pro llinlnary hearing Monday. stops c.\n with <;t v C'htcaKonn AiloptK Novel Method to tlnnrd ('nr. Chicago, duly ^H.?Desperation drove .lohn Onnlcky to stop a street car with a shotgun. "I'd tried to slop one In every other way." he told Judge Scully in tho Mu? nicipal Court yesterday; "and tho cars kept right on going. I waved and Shouted und blood on the track, hut they seemed to be thinking mom about their schedules than me. I hap? pened to have a shotgun with me, so i llnally I pointed it at u motorman." "Did he atop'?'! inquired Judge Scully "Vou bet he did. lie didn't start up till I'd got on, either." Judge Scully continued the case. Oni j nlcky was arrested after he got on I ihe car. Senantlounl Shooting. Ruleigh, N. C, July 2?.?A special to-night from Jackson Springs states thai a white map named Dun Graham, shot and instantly killed another named Sandy Cole, who whs abusing the slayer's wife, and at Hie time of the shooting was threatening her with physical Injury. The affair has caus? ed a great senna t ion. as the part lea arc prominent and the circumstances sensational In th?i extreme. Farmers In Fatal Fl?bt. Kaleigh. N. C. July 2!).?A special from Nashville to-night gives tho par? ticulars of a fatal tight nur Wes? trays. In Nash county. In which Tom J"'roetor cut to death Cray Hill. Both are prominent farmers of their sec? tion, and the trouble Is said to have been caused by liquor. More Postal Tlnnk?. Washington. July 29.?Preparations are being made by the Post-Office De? partment to open postnl suvlngs banks In post-ofllces of the first class during the month of August. A CABLE AD EVERY DAY The Purpose ot This Preachment is to Tell You i That it is in your power to keep your piano always a delight to eye, car and mind; permanently to avoid that feeling of dissatisfac? tion when you think of how your piano might look, sound and be if not properly cared for?and all at a minimum cost if you take our "Annual Tuning Contract." PHONE MONROE 7,2%. F?hleViana pjo. 213 East Broad. EVERYTHING MUSICAL NAVY IN TANGLE; PEART PROMOTED Washington, July c!>.?The promotion and retirement of Hear-Admiral Roh? en P.". Peary, of the navy. In recogni? tion .if hla discovery of the North Pole, have presented a tangled problem to the Navy Department, whleh a study for the last four months ha? failed to solve The bill honoring the #xplor< r passed Congre.s In March. 1011. hut provider! that the promotion and re? tirement should date from April 9, 1909, when the pole wart discovered. 1 ho retirement of Admiral Peary made ?< vacancy in the list of eiptalns of civil engineers, and afforded opportunity for promotions of officers all along the line of Hi >t corps. The question which has arisen |s whether these promotions also should >,r retroactive and date from April, l'teri. or begin with March, 1911. when the act wan passed. The Navy Department is searching the service for promising young offi? cers with a natural bent toward cIVll engineering, with a view to filling ex? isting and prospective vacancies lr? the naval corps. Three ensigns ? Iten jy <;. Taylor, of Pennsylvania: Halpn T>. Spaldlng, of Illinois, a ml CayUn-d. Church, of Pennsylvania?have just been selected fo- that service, and will ho given n course of Instruction at the Renssslaer Polytechnic Institute, of Troy, N. V. NEGROES SHOW FIGHT i 11n-.o.i Prom Train by Conductor, They Are Hadly Injured. Wilmington, n C, July 39.~A -?peeint from Rocky Mount. N. C., says that eight cars of an Atlantic Coast Lino freight train between that city and Norfolk wi re robbed by two negroes who were discovered In a ear by Con-' dtictor L- L. Dickinson. The negroen showed light and made at tlx* con? ductor with a long knife. Tlie con? ductor tired at the negroes with hla pistol, and they ran. As the train wa3 getting under headway after stopping, the negroes again boarded th<* train, clinging to the brake rods. The train v.ms slowed down, and while the con? ductor was further Inspecting the ears, the negroes. In attempting to get away, f'dl in.dor the train, one of them sus? taining I fractured skull and the other hclnit hadly bruised. Thev wer? brought t.) ill. All.mile Coast Line Hospital at Rooky Mount for treat? ment. American Consul Hies. (Special Cable to The Tlm?s-Dlspntch ) Ghent. Belgium. .Inly 2D.?William P. Atwcll. American consul here, died to-day. He was a native of Warren, O., but was appointed n consul from the District of Columbia. I have an old and well established commercial law practice. And am compelled to retire from the bar. a have a plan by which I think I can sell Itui transfer practically the rntirc busi? ness and patronage. A ?bqd opportunity for an industrious young lawyer with inrniis. X. Y. Z , Carrier No. 5, Rich mond. WO :ou On all MUSIC Stieffs 205 E. 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