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FREDERICKSBURt?. VA. AU t*TD*C**?X-?i- ?NT N_WSPA_**1__ ONLY TRIWEEKLY IN VIRGINIA. emeeer,OOr^rmaaOm\atm,rttmmV?lee\ ? ass* Ktsraui Qua i I il rams*.*: as ?sUss.Bt.lst las*. . am iii-sj.rssTs-_.-rs? as sa^_-lsa.u r_c?aafw?_-_i mrama.**_. ska?wiit\m a<< lar s AM ?a?siial-sis at err? .ha.?star l> nil -aa-Braa-sd u> Tn tern L-Jscm. Tlidssl.k. tare. Va. Sub-cription $1.60 Per Year, in Advance THURSDAY. MAY U>, 1910. _-? MEMORIAL PAY Aa the years go by ami the ranks of the veteran** of the t'ivil War art more and more deplet.il by the rav? agea of death, it is incumbent on the the sons -anil daughter? al tru-..- m.-n to annually pay tribute to the sacr.il dead who sleep in the Confed?rate cemeteries *>f the S.>uth. This is particular true of Fredericksbur*.. where, it is claim-.il. the Memorial Day services first originated and where thousands of brave nu-n of both -armies are sleeping their la.-t sleep. At the exercises this week. therefore, let all of our |*i?ple re apond to the call of the Mayor,which isa call to the performance >*f a sacred duty. Old Fredericksburg. which bore the brunt s.f the righting in Eastern Virginia. should always turn nut her thousands, when an .?|> portunity is offered, t.? show t*> the surviving old soldiers thRt the mem? ory of their comrades is gr.-en in the hearts of the pesjplo an.) that ?oving hands are anxious an?! **?___"** t?> pag* tribute to ?he men who fell in de? fense of their State. So. on Me? morial Day this week, let our P*M*b|_ generally join in the tmtttkttt at\the cemetery. SENATOR ALORICH'S DBTUNB. The days of Senator Al.lrich as a political leader appear lo I*' num? bered, and if he desire- to retir? with any kind of political pre.ii/?-. tin aooner he ilia's so the la-tter His defeat in the Senate by th.- _***_ao crata and insurgents about marks the end of his career as leader >*f the Senate. Ina few sh'.rt _*___? he has alipped down the toboggan from his lofty perch as boss ta the jwwition ?>f merely a Senator from Rhode Island. He stands now ready to make such compromises and take such c. .n.-.-s siona as he can get. where formerly he had but to issue his commands. Thia is a most cne*.urajring omen. It indicates that the people are again going to assume the reins .>f gov? ernment, and that would-!*.- leaders and booses must j??in the ranks or get out of politics. The people are going to enact the reforms they want and need into law now. ??i they are going to stop legislation. It will be many moons before another man rxercises the power Senator Aldrich has wielded. Mr. Kerby says Secretary l'allin ger has a poor idea of ethics. Mr. Kerby's idea of ethics, however, is not such as to give him room to criticize the secretary. A betrayal of confidence can never be excused and, therefore, no matter how culp aple we may believe Ballinger ts> be, Kerby's position is in no wise improved thereby. Washington has ?_? three games in a row, and Congress, the Presi? dent, the Ballinger-Pinchot Contro? versy and all other small matters have now been put aside for the time being. The conviction of Dr. Hyde seems to have been a triumph of justice over the maudlin sentiment which aurrounds criminals in this country. WREATH FOR KING EDWARDS FUNERAL A huge wreath of magnolia* from a tree planted by George Washington was ?hipped to Buckingham Palace, Loudon, aa a tribute to the late King Edward. by the regent* of Mount Vemon. The wreath is composed of magnolias, leaves from the Prince of Wales oak, in foont of Washington's tomb, and ivy from the tomb. It was shipped aboard a fast trans-Atlantic stea-ner. in order to reach England in time for the obseauiea. -teeolution? of sympathy and condolence were cabled Queen Alexandra by the board of Regent*. The inscription on the wreath is a* follows: "To Her Gracious Majesty Queen Alaxandra, from the Mount Vernon Ladiea* Association: This wreath of English oak leave* from the tr-*** order ed planted by King Edward VII. when Prince of Wale*, at the tomb of Wash? ington, and of magnolia leave* planted by Washington, is presented in evidence or the honor and affection in which the late King Edward wa? held by the Mount Vemon Ladies' Association." MINISTERS AND TOBACCO At the General Methodist Conference at Aabeville the report or. the subject of the use of tobacco brought about con-id?rable discussion. The minority report, which compel* young men en? tering the ministry to abstain from tobacco, was lost by three votes. The majority report, which recommended that young men entering the ministry be advised not to use tobacco, but which recommended no legislation against it, prevailed by small majority. Kentucky delegate* insisted upon tabooing tobac? co, declaring that the State had been disgraced by Night Rider outrages on account of tobacco. The ?alary of active bishops has been fixed at $4,600, an increase of $-00; the superannuated bishop* at $_,_S?, an in cfeaae of $2-0. The allow anee for widow? of bishops is $1.000. 60V MANN TO ATTEND WORLD'S S. S CONVENTION Got. Mann hat? acce,**/. the invita? tion of the Virginia State Sunday School Association to march at the head of the Virginia division of the adult Bible elaae demonstration Friday, Bay aa, daring the World's Sunday t_hool Conventtoa to be held in W_*? tagton May 1? to 24. VIRGINIA NEWS The State Department of Health is preparing f**r a tight on the hoU-efly as j a carrier of typhoid fever -term*. Capt. Hudgin-i. formerly with the' Virginia oyster navy, ha.? been elected one of the harbor masters for Norfolk . and Portsmouth. The City Council of Richmond ha? ' appi-opriate.1 ?.->.<??*> fora State fair! building to l>*' erected on the fair ground* at Richmond. Mayor Pa.T. of Alexandria, has of!? r ed (?lice to begin a crusade against un- , licensed dogs and worthless so-i less animals that roam the street. The IVmocrats of Henry county ap? pointed 90 degelate* with a half vote each to the convention at Rocky Mount. to be held June 16. a* nominate a can. dislate for Congress. Tramps Monday night wreektil a fast freight on the i". * O. __ a- forty miles from Richmond. The caboose was derailed and Conductor Speirs and Brakeman Humphreys were bath hurt, the former severely. The tramps have been arrestsil ami jailed at Richmond. A report is current in Richmond that three at the strongest and most pros|?erous banks in Rielimor_L The First National. The Bank of Richmond and the National Bank of Virginia, will consolidate at an early date. It is under? stood that the scheme provides for a capital of two millions of dollars and a surplus of three millions. R R ROSS ENDS LIFE Lec-aburc Hank O ?rial Said to Haxr Been Despondent. Richard Ray Ross, treasurer ?if the Kartners and Merchants Ranking an?! Trust Company. >?f ______rg, mttte.1 suic ?Je at hi* taaaa at Leeabar-e Tuesday morning by ?hooting with a double -barrel shotgun. Ms- pcaa* ?ni the trigger with his fs?.t TV entered tus left si,I?-just over ?he heurt. death resulting immediately II - son witnessed t he suicide. He WB* ? years of ag>*. sea of F. T. Rosa, of the Trappe, Baal Itnaai i ?l_i H- wife, ami several small children sun iva. Mr. Ros* was regarded as one of the most brilliant bank officials m Virginia, and was formerly connected a People's Baak ..f t_M_*-__rg nal the American National Bank of Washing? ton. His ?.-counts ?ere found to be straight. Urn tss three years age Mr. Kos* was a clerk in the Ajnerican National Bank. W_.shin.tot-. when R N. Harper was and ??tie half years a*.?* h?- resigned to beceaae treas? urer at the I?-esburg institution. Mr. _-?a ende?! Tus life while in a ???'it 'm.?d. NO PERIL IN COMET KarIh Kntered Wanderer's Tail Wtt nesday Night. European and Ameris-an aatfonoanera agree that there will be no elfect upon animal or vegetable Ufe, i? "-haps no ? ttect of any kind, during the passage of the earth through th? comet's tail, but there may be luminous and electrical manifest!ktsaaa. It is [s.intcd out that it probably does not contain more than a tungl..-solid partiela or gaseous molecule to the cubic yard. The luminous display considered pa? sible will, if seen, resemble the aurora borealis. On the ether hand. Prof. Willson, of Harvard, thinks there may lie a darkening of the earth's ? phere. "Contrary to popular belief, the astronomers generally do not predict any unusual meteoric display. Recent estimates have put the of the tail at _Q.000.000 t.. 25.00 miles. To reach the earth it must ex eeed 15.issi.ouu miles. The earth was to enter the tail on Wednesdav night at 11:*? o'clock. FIGHT INSURANCE COMPANIES Newport News I'p ia Anas Over Re? taliation for Increased Tax. Sentiment in Newport News against the Southeastern Underwriter* As social on is growingstrongerevery day. and city council and commercial organi? zations may join hands to prosecute the association as ? "combination in re? straint of trade." It has been contended for years that the insurance rates at Newport News are unreasonably high. For the coming fiscal year council in? creased the license tax for the fire in? surance companies that will aggregate $-t,0Mi. In retaliation the under? * association announced an increase in rates of about $15.000. to be paid by local property owners annually. GOV. MANN AT MT. VERNON Gov. Mann, of Virginia, Mrs Mann, and the board of visitors were guests of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Associa? tion at Mount Vernon Tuesday. Lunch? eon waa served to M in the library and on the porch of the old Washing? ton homestead. The regent and vice regents received the party in the din? ing room. Following the luncheon a tour of in? spection was made of tlie homestead and grounds, after which Gov. Mann addressed the association, compliment? ing it on the splendid care and atten? tion it was giving the preservation at the historic Washington horn.-. The board of visitors consist* of Maj. R. A. Mclntyre, Warrenton; Roswelt Page. Hanover: Col. F. W. Scott.Rich mond, B. P. Owens, Richmond, and A. D. Brockett, Alexandria. PAY ALL BUT UNCLE SAM Jamestown Exposition Short *-W).0u0. Which it Owes to th* (.osera m eat. Special Muter W_h__t, in the James? town Exposition litigation. Saturday filed hi* report in court showing total debt* against the company of .-' 333, and the total book asset* or $1, 662.16-. The value of the real estate with im? provement is placed at $1,USi,isjO. and with what other asset* that may be realized upon, there ia a possibility of all indebtedness being met except that to Federal government of something less than i-*?1.1sxi. CORNERSTONE LAYING AT COLONIAL BEACH The ceremonies in connection with the laying of the cornerstone of the new episcopal church will take ?____ Wednesday, May _f?th. The exercise* will be conducted by the Masonic order. One of the bishop* is expected to be present--Colonial Beach Record. WILL REBUILD C0LLE6E OF MEDICINE The Alumni Association of the I'ni ver?ity ?College of Medirime at Rich? mond, which waa recently burned, has asaumed all responsibility for the rais? ing of funds for the rebuilding of the institution. episcop: bj The Episcopal matar A of the diocesr of Virginia opened ir Richmond Tues? day night in Holy T.-inity church with Bishop Gibeon presiding. The council will continue until Friday. ITEMS FROM KING GEORGE King t.-eorge Co.. Va.. May 17th. I'.'l??. Rev. H. H. Fone*. who has B Hanover and Oakland Baptist churches as pastor fer several year?, has ottered -.nation Mr I* ones is one of the meet faithful and beloved minist his denomination in the Northern Misses Nannie and Mary C.arm-tt. at Washington, who have been guest.? of their i-ousin. Mrs Harry Mill*, f ?lavs, have returned home. Mary Ogle Ta> '?>?? is preparing ' to have a cottage ? retted a ?h >rt di> tance from the C. H . where slie will resisle. Mr R. F. Price ia building a re? near Weedons-. ille. which will ?oon t?e completed. Mr. Price lost his home near Hampstead last w.nter hy fir.'. Mr. Jack I'embert??n is tsiiil.lmg a new residence a short dista'ice from Wee_on?ville. Mr. Julien Brown will soon have com? plet?-.! a small wharf on the Rappaha: ? hi? farm. Mis* Lizzie Dade is ?pendu. _ th Mrs. Ada Smith at Adalbert. Mr. and Mrs. Krank Campbell, of Washington, have returned home after ?(.ending a few davs with Mr. an?1. Mrs liet.rv Mill*. Mr. and Mrs. K. IV Brean**, Jr.. who ha\e been gu.-sts s?f Mr. Brown's parents at Sunny Side, have returned ts> Washingtimi, It i? said that Mr. James Aniolsl. s?n the Potomac, has a field of alfalfa that in beauty will compete with that of M-. Jack ?.n the Rappahannock. he has? not so extensive an area in cul? tivation, m sjuaiityit cannot be surpass? ed even by the noted Belle Grove al? falfa. Tlie farmer? are in th. ??f hay h?r eat. which is of Tine quantity. ____?_ are preparing t ? foie thaw brother. Mr. John ditcher CaWOed, in Kl Paso. Texas, ia hopes of reel rh c Miss health ITEMS FROM SPOTSYLVANIAS COUNTY SEAT C. H . Va . May 18th. M. ssrs. Tommie Tedd ati.l Blaydes qualified before Clerk T. A. Harris T>i>?day as comn n-venue far Berkley and C?iurtlaod ?hipa Mr. II. A. Caraar has aald ins farm on the Rappahann.K'k river ts> two ?on from Weal Virginia. Aunt Betsy Ann Jackson, ante-heitum darkey.wh.? lives here, lost her basband ays au... She says she if happy. I however, when shs- ?sinsislers ? that she has survived four husband*. Ssjuire Si were lit the C H. Miss Lena Harrison, af ihe Burg, . W..S her?- Tueedav copyingaomeold rec Mr. Charlie Hsrris, Dr. R. M llar ris. **/?!___ I ?ray ham. of Orange, were I \ tsitmg friends here this week. 1 Mr. and Mr?. Win. Harris, ??f the I Burg, visit.il Clerk T. A. Harris and i family here His week. I. ...is. Harris, who ha., been g friends and relative* in the I i'urg. i '? une. METHODISTS ADD FOUR BISHOPS TO THE THREE ALREADY CHOSEN i Tuesday was a busy day with the general conference of the Mel Episcopal Chore?, South, at Asheville. The election of f??i.r additional i editor of tin- Nashville Christian Advo? cate, bo?... e?litor and ??ditor of the ?Quarter!} Review and editor of Sunday 1 Sell.>oi literature kept th<- delegates ? - elected all are in the prime of life. It is a singular fact , that non.- ?if the Ma were engaged in the regular Wtth of the pastorate. Bishops W. R. Lambuth, of ! 1). Monz?n, ?f Taxas; R. G. I Waterhouse. of Virginia, ami .1. H of Alai.ama. is.-n tin- bishops ? Toeaday. 1 : Mon ' day were Rev. l>r Collins Denny. Rev. j Dl. Kilgo Bad Rev. !>r. Murray. Ti?e fn.r Is of Bishop Morrison are glasl that the events of the past few 1 days regarding charges against him are over and that he Waa cssntinued on the act:. 1UDGE E. M. SPILMAN DEAD Judge Edward Mason Spilman died at ?un", near Warrenton. Tuesday. S7. He was a prominent member '. irgitiia bar and served a* judge of the county court. He is survived by eleven chiMren. THE COMET I Beginning Thursday, lock for the ? omet m the western sky after ?unset. With atmospheric conditions clear, it shoukl be visible to the naked eye. LOCAL MARKETS. (Corrected by Simon Hirsh ? liro.i Wheat. .Lor. u. $1.1*.; com. 72 to 75; meal. $1 To t.. il.75; oat?, 60 to * hens, live. U to II; slr.ssed. 15 to 1*S; spring chickens. 25 to 2>. lb.; eggs, 17 U* 18: lar?l. 15 to lfi; ducks: live, into 12; stressed U t?i IS; butter, 2n to 2'.;country hams, lri to IX; bacoi 16; Irish potatoes. M to on; lambs, $2.5*) to $4 ; hides, green, 7 ; dry salted, M to 12; dry hides, lu to 15; calf No. 1, $1.00 to $1.25; bale.! hay, , $1? to $_ii per ton; live hogs, K to I; beef, live weight, 3 to ?-pork, 9 to In. wool,23 to 25 per lb; veal. 6 to 7; sweet potatoes. $1.00 to $l.i<?; seed Karly Rose potatoe*. 65 te 75 MONKY TO LOAN ? y to loan on country an?! city r.-al est?t*- in sums to suit the borrower. Wart? : *v fata p:?-. ? s of real estate, far which I will pay cash, Cranvilte R. attorney-at-law. Rooms l?-2<* iPlllMI) Law Building. al6a-ro-'2m lw'2m ITI'.K I'.KKl? BOONE COCNTY WHITK ____D0D_t__ ??r?.wn and sohl under the rule? of the Virginia Cara liruwers' Aiaociation. I'nce $:'.??<> a l.u?Iiel on ear and $2.5<i a ? ?_____, f ?,. h, C. C. ?iravatt. mlJif I'ort Royal, Va. fon MATCHJNC From h-M V. o.ner?. S. C. Whit*. Buff and Brown I_-ghorna. $!.??? for 15 egg*. $2.00 for ? egg?. $_.-?> farf0 egg*. J?.hii I. Breaka, vtatmrn Poultry Yard*, Fredencksburg. Va. a2l_m rr,31s2 WANTKI) Manager fur branch office in Freder icksburg, conducting buikling and loan business. Man with experience in life lusuranre or brokerage buaineu pre? ferred. Apply Saturday, May _H. to N: I*. Hargrave, Kxchange Hotel, Fred erick*burg. Va. ml7-16t-ml6-*12t UM IS YOCR OPPORTt.'NITY. Fine prices paid for country hams, bacon, calves, lambs, chickens, eggs and country prtalure in general. Harris ?ft Bro., Iapl4s-m Fredericksburg, Va. REAL ESTATE WANJED We have buyer* for real estate on Potomac and Rappahannoek Rivera. List your property with oa at one*. Piedmont Real Estate Agency, I tf Frederiekeburg, Va. EXPRES. ROOSEVELT. The Colonel Talking With Friends In Norway. Fhoto br American i'rs-s Aas..? Union. -JNCLE JOE BOXER Speaker Put* Up Hi* Fists to Battting Nelaon. \\ ..-1 itiKtotv May IS Battl I. champiou of the in 1 l-ic'e Joe Cannon who i? something of a s? rappei himself. sparred a round in the speaker's prl I t su? h a tai at that, although largely ? unversa tlonal n and his manager appear?'?! til?- house committee on Inter? state and foretgn (??ninierce to op pue* the bill intr?.'??. ? : !.. Repreeeatatlve Walter I Smith, of Iowa, te r __lbltl_a of bbitIbi prias fights. an*i th*- publication by th - and waa hi ? ntative i ha-* : him \ ison.'" he rrlel ' the toa. anil he ma..- tracks for ; I - th* ? * s i and suel >n?i were a hi* man. bul erinn?.! an?l put tip his bia Ja* u ti'Uri? n i me h .** he sal 1 t nis.l.- a fi ??? away langli "If a fssr ? than . **\vi roe. "that li what I r-al! am H tan with II of H . Mann U. ?. NAVY OFFICERS ACCUSED French Fiahermen Beaten and Drench ed by Men on the New York. s re? of a fi to tak.- two nflii-.-rs of th<- At: i i heir 'liter loilged complaint w.iii the police. The crnw allege.I 111 tr.-ntni'-nt at the hamls of certain otTl? ers ai of the cruiser The Am?-rlcan consular agent. Frani is M Haaaael ! ! BO?gad. fishermen rharg" that wht I ens of their nun.ber w* nt aboard the N. a York to ?-olle? t th* *.r two : In a ruelly tient him. they say. while sailors of the warship threw paus of hot water upon his fOIIIBaalilB* in the boat. DEER IKVAI.ES "TIC_ Ran Acrns* the City and Hid In Dens: Wcods In Outskirts Cti. a. N Y . May lt.?A specimen of a busk ?!? s?r, evidently drtvea many mil.-s th?- Adirondack* l.v ,!... sped ar-ro?? this city and buried its.-lf In it, ? iiklm? par'., on th? if th* town Na| s hand was rai.-? I '.. stay the I ..r the animal as it bosradad highwais aad lawa* uni s___ki -bel teT In th.- T.irk though a few .logs at varion- the t!i<bt asa att.-iiipts to overtake M $1.5*? WASHINGTON aNI? RCTURM ?1.5-?. On a-comit of the World's Sunday School Convention. Washington, we Lase arranged to run a special train leaving Richmond 7 a. m. May 2tnh. Returning leave Washington H:*-Sl> p. m. same day. Pure from Fredericksburg for the round trip $1.50. Tickets will also be good going on train leaving rred.-n?-kshurt' lu:"_?" a. m. and for re? turn on regular trains, if desired, the same ??? ? T__ Wonee Sonda*** School Conven tion m nu .-ling in this country for the first time, and will have delegates from every Christian nation. May 20th, will be the "big day" of the convention; there will be many special features in? cluding addresses by prominent speaker* and a great parade with a_,t*M Sunday sclio.il men in line. W. P '1 av lor. Traffic Manager. MONKY TO LOAN Moi.ey Uj i?,at. a' simple ?. propert) m andar s ?burg. Ss-vs-tiand . f ?*?r> i ? I./sui cari be repaye.) in in?*?llni*-*.'s II ??***-, ?topping lliUrraat. I.-Ui* are made t>, full valoatcri at r*-al estate, or we will buy fan a iot aad build house for yam, He* our Mr. Har ?rave at the Kxchange Hotel Haturday, lay 2X. There on that date only. Daa't forget dale. The National Home Purchasing A**o . Inc.. No. \:Vt\ E Main street. Rich? mond, Va. m 17-Kit-ml?) sl$t Headquarters For All Kinds of Leaiher Hoi* leather, Sid??*, Strip* and Block', ?Itber Heml'M-k or Oak. Harnea* leather, lls.ltlug and I-wring, all ?_*?* Caif8ktn*eod Blacksmith Aprot s. ?'sinnt handle anything bat the best Ail gaaranteed to glv* part-srt satisfac? tion a* to price?, etc. tf John G. Hurt amo Co. DR H M K?TEMI?!)**:, DENTIST OtHce hoar? ? i aad 3 to . ; orBee Mais ?treat. **__? Goolrici* drag store. KERB! ON STAND' IA How lie Cdme to Give ! Out Ills Story. I? HAS URRltD TO GARFI?D Former Stenographer Joins Secretary Ballinger With Syndicat* il Alaska Land Grab His Correspondence Read Washington. Ma> I !> Suppose I ? on UKtmn between Secretary Ballinger ami the Guggenheim Morgan syndicat* in Alaska were traced in n-stimony the Balliugcr 1'tn? hot prober?. | Th?- testimony was givn 1> Ps_$ ert.k M Kerb* th* **< -nogrspher whofll llalliuger disuuss?-?l trs.ni th* gnmamial *ar*rie* K?-rhy rea.l letter! from Ballinger R II Thompson city ??ngin-'er of \\ us!. - ._.-. .__*_ that Th.?in s.n imimpaaj Oeo-rg* W Perkins. ?if J r Morgan _ Co. to Inspest Alaska mineral lamls Th.- (_a____-_ stenographer had tes tifl.-.l earlier ?hat h.- ?in?lerst>?o?l Bal? linger ha I slats,1 Thomson for l.i.-. 'or of the re?-lama??on servie* : s II Newel! the pre* it I Ion t believe that a man who has qualified to go to Alaska to a !?? r Morgan _ Co regarding mineral, lansl? there Is a fit man to be at ?he ? v, nt * r.-? hini.it;. n ? ; ? in Baii.nger's Correspondence. are Balllnger's ? onfl.l.-ntlal . . ?- with Thomson ? th? committee at it? alt?-rn?s?iii session ar.d Kerb* read all to the . oninntt???? ?flail tlis-m were latter* an gram? ex. ______ In Blaatznn r.-gar.l i laka which Ballinger sh.ml.l take that saa nisi w ith PerkkM Balltager wrote Thomson that T. r kins ass.s lates iealred la mal gatloa in Klaska with a ?rat it.'ishlng a railway in ronnec tlaa with the ?leve'.??pnient of mineral ? lands and that Perkins had Baked him ? to recommend an et pert engineer to] accompany him Ralllnger wrote that i he had re. omraen.le?! Thomson In the same letter Ballinger made the reclamation a and fr >m t ??-. said h? drew his IBfeieai s that Balllngr Int.mi.-1 to supplant Newell with When Kerby left the stand Oscar lawler. assistant attorttej general for department, was called ?s s witness He was quizzed about the preparation of his *'m? nmramlum " on the rBarge? of 1. It Olavia against Becrttary Ballinger Grilled by Committee, r in the .ia? K?-rb\ was grlll-sd by the Repat-tcaa ?ember* of th* commit*.. .:i ???..-. i :,jm- an.l niostba of his giving ?nit a statement Satur? day declaring that this memorandum. ? i. to him bv Law I,at, was \ir ttially the letter al Piaaldsnl T*ft ex? onerating B?rrala*. Ballinger an?l o?s -tetina the rtismlss*l of C.lavis Self possesses! an.l < omplacent, Kerby underwent th.- or.leal to which the Republican members of the com mlttee subjected him He insisted that there was no Impropri.-tv in what he had done He declared that if Bei r. tary Ralllnger ha.i resp?>n?l?-?l '?> the call of __?_? D Bran.l?-ls eOBBaal for I. R Otarla, for tie "lawler memo? randum." It wouKI have h?sen unn*-*-es sary for blm to take the course he ?lid t? get ?he Information before the com? mittee Kerhy said his, onetime chief for? mer 11*11BlaiI Oarfleld hail toll him at Cifford Plnrhot's home In this city last February that It was his dut\ to tell the facts if he was called upon to do so. It was upon "hat occasion, he said, that he had firs >l.l __r_*M and Pin* hot of the mem ran.lu m In the presence of Mr Brendel? To Mr Rrandels he had later mentioned that he knew it to be Mr Ballinger s pur pose to supplant Mr. Newel!, director of the reclamation service with R II. Thomson, of Seattle When the first call for the memo randum came to the department. Ker by ?aid. Massey. another stenographer, who also assisted l_-.wl.-r In preparing his memorandum for the presl.li'tit. sal?! to Mr Carr. Balllnger's private secretary: "You know what that means, don't you""' Carr's reply. airnr.Iing to Kerby. was: "Yes. but they'll have a hard time getting It." Not a "Cautious Patriot." Kerby _____**] to agree with Sena? tor Sutherland that he was a "cautious patriot" in making sure of a new job before he risked losing bis old one. Senator Root was particularly bitter in his questioning of the eitaeal "Do you think it was a reputable transac? tion." he demanded, "to go to persons unfriendly to your superior, with con fldentlal Information of his depart menf " "I did under the clrc uinstances." re? plied Kurby "The country had the right to aay fart* my superior had bo fore him." Before Kerhy waa called President Taft's explanation af 'he circum? stances under which his letter, exon ?rating Secretary Ballinger and dis missing Otarla, was prepared was presented by Senator Nelson the chairman. It will be printed as a part of the record of the committee UNDERTAKER I am fully equipped to do all class of undertakiiin* work. Caskets, from the simplest to the best, st reasonable price?. Can furnish hearse and good Ucea, at shortest notice. W. B. Cov it.--.-_-n, Bowling Creen, Va rnl7-*?m FOR __-!_. _5 horsepower Ajax boiler and 20 horw-powor Ausx engine An ideal saw m.ll outfit, lira. Mary J. Roach. Fred eriek.burg. Va. 21alm ? BOILERS LET CO ? Thirty Dead in _xpk)slon dt C-dnton. 0. SCOWS W_R_ iiVltRtU Many Workmen Were Blown to Piece* and the Tin Plate Plant Demolished by Force of the Exploaiou Canton. O. May were kille.l and Injured In a boiler ag-pl? ?lon at tbe plant of the American Shcs-t and Tin Plate compai South Harrison avenue Howard Rex. assistant sup. i m'.'i lent said that taran*-** n.? or iktftj men ??-n- toad ; lli.-i KM men wen In the mill at the t i mm- at the explosion and It Is not! belies. s| that m-r<- than a do/ capeil injury A large number of the' meo are fatally Injure!. n boiler* of K"o horsepower ' each exploded simultans-ously in an' I. shaped addition near the mislslle s*f j _a null All s-nsplo* with that department were blown tal atoms The injure?! were harried ?.* th? ho* pliais In anib'iljn- >-s or ant >n. < The ?! . they were thrown to the forre ol ?he ex plosion ptreeeeted a ghastly spectaclei Many are thoaghl to !-.- burled In the debris, whi.-h caught firs- Immediately after ? Th?- fit?- d* part meut was called Body Hurled Through Houte. A bcxlv aas thioan bv the fw ' ? aloetoa tin.- . of the liome of II? in* Rake, a Ba?ara and a half away ttom the wrecked pi int The b- throagh the bous?' and ?ame out on tin- ether si ' It land- d on a f.-n. ?? an.! knocked it ovar. thef bed] ?as picked up at the plant of the Tlmken Roller Hearing \\i- ompany a half mile awav from tbe scene ol th. explosion v humas han?! crashe.1 ibr. ,? o[ the BB.CS sev.nt* five feet away. Th.- tors.? of a man was fouad In the garden of a yard a' west of th? seen. \ strewn about the oeiahls'rh?*.?.!. Th- v.n men. n.- I he.on ? IS mill "Kor Ood*l ??s?- begs] and kill me'" cried sine wsirkman to a man who found hits The !nj?r had ?n arm lora *t_ ?til a gr ? side Caus? of Caoloslon Unknown Th?- .ans?- <?f the etpioatoa known Th.- boiler* wer? be In g.xvl si.?p. Tb* no n w*rning The mea - ap.-I inj'irv Women an.! chlldrs>B who* band* aid fsihers sre st?. - | or Injured gathered sbnot the ??. r-l.in hands Tin whole of the plsnt Is hi. ' in all houses within a radius of s quarter of s mile Th.- who!? - In the \l? Inity of the pi ? ? with debr!* from the mil! - flrs.nian. and *. u* Ks'ifmnn a store: Ing In th.' ?toreboa from the main piar * ?xpl.i-ion Tl ? ?? was demo' . Kaufman ha.! otilv a ' bruise? wV.n.' Hughes broken legt HOPELESSLY SPLIT Insurgent Republicans Will Fight Rail? road Bill to the End. Washington Ma* Is l'iana for pea?-e within th. Repnbllt an party on the administration rallroa?! bill have come to naught A. Hug mi! agreement r.a? he.l at th. Wi.it. conferem - of last Saturday. tbe regulars sought to plncat* the In ? urgents, but to no avail. Tbe deadlock cam.- on the amend? ment off? r. .1 by Senator Cummins to require the provision of tbe ; law that suit? nadar the !nt?-rstate commerce a-t he brought h] tbe int?r? nate comn ? rather than by the government ...- 1 ed in the pending bill The regulars proponed *-?mpromlss. Cummin* ami other insuigents stung by reput?-.! crltlclsa* i.y the prosldeat, were obdurate Finally the regulars held a conf-ren* e ami sl?-i Ided that compromise was lmpo?sible All prop? ositions looking to an agreement through mutual eoaeeanlana for an amicable settlement of remaining sec tlons of the railroad bill are likely to be withdrawn. Th.- battle will be fought to a finish and the debate may be prolonged for ?. ? "Will you accept the hotis.- provls loa designating parties to suits?" ask? ed Senator Klktns "Positively not." replleil Mr Cum mins. Several propositions looking to a compromise were made In vain. Most of them ha?l come from the "regulars." led by Aldrl? h and all of them were rejec-ted by Cummins and the other In surgents. I'nder the White House dictum the ?upporters of the ailminlstratlon bill were trying to formulate some agree ment that would command the solid Republican support The regulars ex pressed willingness to accept the In ?urgents' v!?-w ag to the defense of suits If they would consent to the with? drawal of the Cummins amendment to prohibit the Increase of rates by rail roads without the approval of the In tersfate commerce commission. MONEY TO LOAN In sum* of $300 and upwarils, real estate ?ecurity. Apply to Chichester <& Chichester, attcrneva. 1* tf Wool wanted Highest rash price paid for wool. J. K. Rswlin-jr* S? Son. Im7-2m. Butter, Eggs and Poultry Wanted! We want Dair Butter for packing" stock. All ?rades of it and '.., any shape. We will pay you H Kill EST ? CASH PRICE, according to quality. j Also Market Prices Paid for EGOS, CHICKENS, Etc. EASTERN PROVISION COMPANY. 715 Commerce St, Fredctickibur^, Vi. Phone 302. e'" St a Pa a THE BUSY CORNEI WASHINGTON, I). O. Two Exceptional Off. ings in II PONGEE SILKS Si Yard 50c M 18c NATURAL TISSAII PONGEE, M |*Jfl inches wide, and a silk that will launder per ?HO fectly. and Ik* improv?*- in the process, .lust Mr tin rifl-ht material t'*ir shirtwaists, motor coats. ? or traveling suits. In tlu> natural color only. ile this lot lasts at 50c a yard -f 1 ?hi SHANTUNG PONGEES, _7 inches wid-e.and est all pore silk fabric,in a good variety of -colors, white, pink. mais, lavender, corn llinvt-r blue, old rote, raisin, atiu-thyst. brown. king's blue, navy, taupe, Alice Mue.moan green, atlantic, blond, natural, an?! black, A yard for 'AK'. % SATIN AND SILK FOULARDS _l inches ?ride, in a good variety of colon, siK'h as reseda, brown, navy, tan. Copvnha ?i blue.amethyat, gray.old roee.andblack and-white. Regularly 7.V. and 85c, special ? j ard i 69c 50c FAILLES 19 inches ?ride, in white, pink. mais. tan, amethyst, <?!'! rone, moss gieen, gray, Copenhagen, brown, and black, s yard i i~?-i? -*__?:__*rr!rj* Your Last Chance ! : inis' months have about com* to ? doar and you must U-jfin t*i think <?f th..s.- hoi summer days, ami th.- Ik-m pUa to fl-o --tapping for the SUMMER GOODS is the stun thai has the H. - the LOWEST PRICES. W, n??w -_*-____-_ Lawna, Dimities, Ratistfi. lioth wool and cotton; Plaxon, Wash Silks, Ginghams, t'annoiuloth. Linens, and all other goods suitable for Suits and Dressea We als*? have a com tock ?if Ki-atly-to-Woar Garments, such as. Shirtwaists, Muslin Underwear, Wrappers, Wash Skirts, white and color ed; Voile and Panama Skirts, all colors, and Boys' Rompers. Agent for Thomson's Glove-Fitting Corset eat ami must n-liuhie and Ik-m known ?t in thr world. Agent for the May Mant?n Pattern. All 10c Each. Large Stock of TRUNKS and VALISES. |_ j A.H.Wallace,'"V?-T* 926 Main St Phone 80. Seen With the Naked Eye By thousands of wide-awake buyers not for a brief period only, hut every ?lay during the year, the substantial values offered by Lowery and Company. Look upwards in >our purchases. You will see nothing brighter in the firmament of Merchandise than our yalues in Millinery, Dress Goods, White Goods, Silks, Embroideries, Parasols, Laces,Linens, Suit? ings, Madras, Ginghams, Lawns, Or? gandies, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc. J. T. Lowery & Co. ft ft a New Spring Goods at Special Prices g Hats for Ladies and Children from 25c up. Ready-made Suits from $3.00 to $26.00. Waists at 50c, $1.00 and $1.60. Children's Dresses 26c, 60c $1.00, $1.60. Kimonas 25c to $1 50. The Best 15 and 25c Gauze Lisle Hose in the city. Madras, Poplins, Percales, White Goods, Laces, Netts and Flouncing. Mennen's Talcum Powders 16c. We have the Best Hats, Suits and Dresses at the I-owest Prices. 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