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THE RICHMOND PALIjAJDIUJI AXD SUX-TELEGRA3I, SUNDAY, APRII, 3, 1908.
FAMOUS CLUB WILL FIGURE IN HISTORY Alpha Organization Establish ed Long Ago Soon to Be Mo More. DM y opening? RosenMoom, Dunlin & Co. 824 Main Street 'A PROMINENT A LONG TIME. 1 PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN REPUBLICAN AFFAIRS SINCE THE DAYS OF ABRAHAM LIN COLNITS PURPOSE. Spring Hat Styles Spring Shirt Styles Spring Hosiery Styles SPRING 1908 PAGE EIGHT. if i 4 I if New York. April 4. After having been in existence nearly half a centu ry and having played a prominent part in republican affairs since the days of Abraham Lincoln, the Alpha club, one of the first permanent republican clubs organized in America, will pass out of existence soon. The club house, at CO avenue D, now deserted and surrounded by tenements filled with poor foreigners, will be closed within a few days and the furnishings and funds of the club will b divided among the ten or twelve members who have remained faithful to the old or ganization. It was in ism that the Alpha club was organized. Its con stitution states that the two greater purposes of the club are to inculcate the principles of the republican party end to furnish a gathering place for the young men of the community, so that they would be prevented from con gregating in saloons. When the club was organized it took quarters at 5.'K Fifth street, then in the heart of the ihipbuilding district. Within a few hundred yards of its doors the famous ironclad ram, the first of its kind, was built for the United States navy dur ing the civil war. Later it was sold to England. With the most promi nent business men of the district as its members, the club attracted a great deal of attention. Whenever Abra ham Lincoln, then president, visited New York city, he called at the Alpha club rooms. Several pictures of him adorn the walls of the old club house, and in a place of honor is an 611 paint ing of a dog called "Sport." which Mr. Lincoln gave to a member of the club. The picture was painted by John Squires. Of the 100 or more charter members of the organization, there Is only one who is still faithful to the club or is still living in New York city. He is Richard Smith, who re sides in the same building in which the club now has rooms In the basement. Smith is a civil war veteran. After re turning from the war, through Alpha club influences, he was made a clerk In the postoffice, and has remained there since. With ten or twelve other members of the club, who have been lo cated through Smith's efforts, he will divide the $r00 in the club treasury and the many invaluable relics of cam paigns long since forgotten. Among these relics is a picture of Henry Clay, painted in 1840, and presented to the club by a prominent Whig of Clay's day. With tears in his eyes Smith told yesterday of the days when the Al pha club was the most prominent bus iness men's republican club in New York city. On the register, in addi tion to the name of Abraham Lincoln, theere appears frequently the name of President Arthur, who was a close friend of nearly every memer. James G. Blaine stopped at the Alpha club house frequently on his trips from Maine to Washington. Besides Smith, among the few remaining mem bers of the club are Charles Page of the election commissioner's office. Jacob Katzenstein, its last and present presi dent; Albert Koppel, Henry W. Far mer and Samuel Young. PROSECUTE LABOR Department of Justice Is Con sidering Feasibility of Such a Plan. BOYCOTTS RESPONSIBLE. Washington. D. C. April 4. The de partment of justice is not considering the question of prosecuting labor un ions for maintaining a boycott on ar ticles of interstate commerce. It is stated that the attorney general is not entirely satisfied whether a union ! could be dissolved under the Sfierman i act for maintainig such boycott. It ' is thought that the government would have to show that a union was organ ized for the purpose of effecting a re Etraint of trade. HANDSOME BUILDINGS FOR ILLINOIS UNIV. $400,000 Will Be Expended in Excellent Addition to Institution. Urbana. 111., April 4.Plans for two tiew buildings have been accepted by the board of trustees of the University Of Illinois. One is a physics labora tory, to cost $2r,jn, the other an ex tension of the natural history build bg. to cost $150,000. ianclsome SnaDDv Clothes A ster ADVANCE 11 X UR SHOWING V mh , rt '4l t'.- ... m jr? J AW ; L . v 1 Display now on for both Men's and Boys' Clothing. We are now ready to show you our collection of fine ready-made clothes. We are anxious to have you see them. We think we have col lected a galaxy of stars and are anxious to have you confirm our judg ment. These oloth?s are high grade in every particular; the tailoring all that could bo d.cired; the style "up to the minute." The colors are most ly shades of brown and olive, and the regulation b.ue. Range in Price $10.00 to $30.00 17 ..-s? 1 1 i r ? : v r If fir v 1 7 "" fMi ft! ' ft OorvM : A . BODKIN CO u CHICAGO 3 r i " ' ' it mi' - . W vh Wis i - I'fi t f v mum, $mm?mm. RocnMoom, ntln & Co. bkA Main St. The House ol Fast? ; f; - i-j ft- UiU s i . f - .V I . 'tfc'51 1 1 fn 5 ,. K . i : r s ft 1 m f i COMELY WIDOW SUES Declares She Turned Down Enticing Offers for Frederick HE IS NOW UNTRUE TO HER. Have you trouble of ttar klcd ristn froir ft disordered stomach? Uo to your drnKSi and see a 50i or 11 bottle of Dr. CaldweU Syrup Pepsin, which is positively guaranteed U oure you aad keep you waU Decatur, Ind.. April 4. Declaring that, since Frederick Bauman, son of prominent Adams county residents, liv ing near this city, proposed to and was accepted by her last June she has' re ceived to enticing offers to enter the lanes of matrimony and has "turned them down" because she wished to be true to her promise to Frederick, Mrs. Maxr A. Culuiy, who has seen forty summers pass her, and has had two husbands, filed a breach of promise suit in the ci.'cuit court asking 2.X0 damages from Frederick. When the news, in an informal way, spread over the city, surprise and vari ous other mingled emotions, swayed the beings of the recipients. Some admit that Mrs. Cully, regardless of the forty summers, is still winsome to look upon and might easily excite a young man to propose to her. Mary is a brunette of striking and stately appear ance. She emanates from one of the best families of the county and is said to be a member of one of the most ex clusive sets of the city. When Frederick , Bauman was seen he had nothing to say in regard to Mary's assertions that since his alleged proposal he has called upon her but twice. URGE MILL TO BE PLACED IN MEXICO To Be One of the Largest in The World and Will Cost Millions. There is no medicine so safe and at the same i time so pleasant to take as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, the positive cure for all diseases arisics I from stomach trouble. - Tne price is very reaa I enable Stoandll. Mexico City, April 4. The largest mill and cyanide plant in Mexico and one of the largest in the world, is to i be constructed at the La Las mines, about twelve miles northwest of Gua ' najuato. It is said that this mill will cost about $2,X.0",0 in gold. It will be fifteen or twenty times as large as any mill now operating in Mexico. The new mill will be a 1,000 stamp plant. ! which will have a capacity of at least iMH tons daily. METAL MARKET DESIRED. Movement on Foot to Convert Ex change Into Such. New York, April 4. An active move ment to convert the New York Metal Exchange into a metal market has been instituted by certain influential members of the exchange. These mem bers organized a committee which so licited proxies for the purpose of contesting the management at the an nual meeting on March 31st. They promised if successful, to establish, a market on which, as in the case of the coffee and cotton exchanges, gooda may be sold instead of quotations made. Kodaks! Kodaks! Phol Suppms. Bom Phones Cameras! Cameras! VV. II. ROSS DRUG CO., 804 Main. St. Three men comprise the firm and It is not a corporation; therefore no divi dends to pay on "watered stock." They cannot be put out of business unless the consumer should cease to be his own judge of a good- cigar. BY YOUR OWN FIRESIDE while enjoying your evening cigar and preparing for your eweet and peaceful slumber, a bottle of Rich mond Export beer is a comforter, a soother ani a pleasure. It is a bev erage for the most refined palate, for It is pure and delicious ia flavor, be sides being wholesome and invigor ating. Minck Brewing Co. 4