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Hartford BnUdlns,
Penny-wise, Pound-foolish.
The attitude of the present Demo
cratic House majority as to the naval
and military policy has been nothing if
not react'onary. This has been illus
trated by so conspicuous an act as the
halting of the naval building pro
gramme.' This refusal has awakened
the interest of the whole nation. The
navy not only is an object of pic
.turesque patriotic pride, il is the first
line of our defense. No one believes
that in case of an emergency we could
man and arm a 'few passenger or
-freight vessels and call it" a "navy,"
though there are many among us who
delude themselves with the belief that,
if we are precipitated into a war, we
can make an .army out of a mass of
patriotic civilians before the enemy
could land on our shores.
The navy, according to these wise
acres, is for the purpose of keeping
off invaders so that an army will not
be necessary. This is nonsense 1 The
navy might delay invasion and make it
very costly. But that it is large enough
.to patrol our whole coast and to
sweep both oceans for a length of time
no sensible American will believe.
But the navy is our first line of de
fense, and a great deal depends upon
its efficiency. We are not prepared
for war. The neglect of our military
establishment makes it especially im
perative that invasion be delayed and
made as difficult as possible, and this
knowledge on the part of the American
people supports the Republican policy
for a greater navy and their protest
against the folly of the Clark-Underwood
penny-wise but pound-foolish
The refusal to build the two battle
ships asked for in the budget is not ex
cusable. Such false economy will leave
the United States seriously at a dis
advantage in the development of first
power navies.
Insurance against war never is too
heavy. The reduction of our navy is
not what the people demand. Even
the Baltimore -platform recogniied this.
It were well for the CIark-Undenood
machine in Congress to uphold that
Japan, Bussia, and Germany.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
This has been demonstrated once more
by the Russo-Japanese pact, which is
a deliberate slap in the face of England.
No lessl Japan not only turns her
back on her former ally; she allies
herself with her national arch-enemy.
To watch the diplomatic game, as it
is being played nowadays, requires an
alert eje. Here we face a sudden
friendship between two recent bitter
enemies, which involves a great deal
more than ever was intended by the
Portsmouth treaty; it means the re
jection of the much-made-of Anglo
Japanese alliance.
Now, as to the cause: Japan has
been complaining for some time that
England, instead of aiding, has antag
onized her business interests. Lombard
Street has refused to lend her money,
but has advanced millions to her rival,
China. The Nishi-Nishi, of Tokyo,
speaks her mind pretty plainly, accord
ing to the Tagblatt, of Vienna:
"If Britain should refuse to continue
her alliance with us, all we could do
would be to bow to the inevitable. In
that case we should be forced to seek
the alliance of Germany in addition to
that of Russia. German wealth
and industry are gradually creeping up
to that of Great Britain and America,
and the efficiency of the German army
and navy is a model for the world. If
the alliance with England should ever
be abrogated, we might be very glad
to shake hands with Germany." '
. The world knows now what the Czar
and Kaiser were talking" about at their
recent meeting. The new treaty reg
ulates the delimitation of the spheres
of influence of the- two empires in
Mongolia and Manchuria and defines
the duty of the two Powers for a joint
defense, should either be attacked.
Teddy Has Another Grievance,
Mr. Roosevelt's latest "charge"
that of "sharp practice," which, of
course, means anything that does not
conform to his personal interests. Had
his men done that which he so brazenly
accuses the Taft people of having done.
h would be a "square deal." It is
simply another version of "Whose ox
is gored." This is what he says:
Votes were counted only by the ex
traordinary ruling of Chairman Root
that when a delegate answers present
and not votine" his alternate shall be
called to vote, always provided that
alternate is a Taft man and the dele-
rate a Roosevelt man. They swapped
the electoral vote o'f Massachusetts for
two more stolen delegates. I think it
was about as expensive a bit of sharp
practice as 1 ever saw indulged in.
Yet these "stolen" delegates, accord
ing to Mr. Roosevelt's own admission,
belonged toMr. Ta& who'' won the
preference primary is the Bay State.
He has declared repeatedly that the
President was entitled to the support
of the delegates-at-large from Massa
We all know what happened there.
A ballot complication gave the election
to Roosevelt followers, but i under j.
moral obligation to vote for Mr. Taft.
They declined to abide by that obliga
tion, and 'at first prompter were lec
tured by Roosevelt "on the' infamy of
such conduct" and urged to do their
duty to support Mr. Taft But when
facing defeat, Mr. Roosevelt sent them
to the Chicago convention in spite of
his "morality lecture," with the order
to violate their instructions and to de
cline to cast their vote pledged by their
party of their home 'State to Mr. Taft
Mr. Roosevelt is blaming Chairman
Root 'for having brought about this
'sharp practice" by his ruling. How
was Mr. Root to know that these non
voting delegates were Roosevelt men,
especially in the fac of the fact that
Roosevelt himself had instructed these
men to vote for Taft? He did not
know then that the third termer had
abandoned the "square deal" and was
trying to "steal" delegates, who, so he
himself declared, belonged to Taft "as
a matter of the highest moral 1"
Oh, ye dwellers in glass houses 1
San Antonio's 'Tosh."
The benefit to cities from concerted
action once more has been illustrated
in the case o'f San Antonio, in Texas,
which has doffed old and antiquated
habits and assumed progressivism and
an energy with results that almost are
marvelous for any Southern city, espe
cially of one of the size and topography
of San Antonio.
Like many other places, and inci
dentally like Washington, that city
found itself possessed of several organ
izations, the purpose of which was to
promote its commercial and industrial
welfare. They were all well inten
tioned. They were useful, but they
were frequently at odds. Why? Be
cause they did not attvays pull together.
Finally, becoming convinced that in
union alone there is strength, the citi
zens urged amalgamation, which was
perfected under the name of a Cham
ber of Commerce.
What was the result? Within a few
weeks after the consolidation the
Chamber was called upon to raise
$115,000 for the Gulf Railroad, in order
to bring the city nearer to Aransas
Harbor, which is 100 miles closer than
Galveston, thus lowering San Antonio's
freight rates. This amount was forth
coming speedily.
Right on top of this, the Chamber
had to provide $160,000 for its own
maintenance. This was raised by sub
scription, and two weeks ago a cam
paign was begun to get 'together $230,-
000 for a new railway to Mexico, and
it already has been brought to a suc
cessful end.
We are not surprised to learn that,
owing to such achievements, the Cham
ber of Commerce of San Antonio has
decided to celebrate these events by a
luncheon, which its leading citizens at
tended. The accomplishments of the
past twelve months have made a great
impression on the Texas community.
The men there have demonstrated what
can be done by concentrated effort, by
co-operation. Let it be a lesson to our
own and to other communities how to
proceed toward forwarding their civic
The "Hoodoo" of the Campaign.
Mr. Bryan, in the Commoner, proph
esies that Mr. Wilson will be elected.
We are inclined to modify this by say
ing that Mr. Wilson possibly may win
if Mr. Bryan will keep out of the cam
paign. There is no use in mincing the
truth. Bryan, in three Presidential con
tests, has succeeded only in bringing
defeat to his party. Have the Democrats
forgotten that he stumped the country for
Judge Parker, making a number of
speeches daily, as the one man best
fitted for the Presidency and how de
terminedly he fought that same man at
Baltimore as "absolutely unfit?"
It was again Bryan who succeeded in
disrupting and deadlocking this year's
Democratic convention which began
harmoniously enough. He was sent as
a delegate to Baltimore by Nebraska
with instructions to vote for his life
long friend. Champ Clark, who always
has been a Bryan supporter. But what
did he do? He violated his State's in
structions at the very moment when
Nebraska's preference was about to be
come the. choice of the convention. Thus
Bryan demonstrated his contempt 'for
popular primaries by attacking Clark in
an unjust manner, inspired chiefly by
envy, when it seemed certain that the
Speaker would be nominated.
Not satisfied with having t done this
mischief, Bryan, when the tide turned
to Wjlson, endeavored to prevent his
nomination by suggesting that both
Wilson and Clark should be retired for
a third man. What third man? Him
self, of course I But luckily for the
party, some of the leaders began to
look through his little game, and Bryan
left the convention detested even by
some of those who had been his friends.
The. only chance Democracy has to
make a reasonably strong impression
upon its voters is to insist that Bryan
keep out of. the fight with both the
spoken or the written word.
Roosevelt tells the county chairmen
that he would not dictate. Oh, no!
Perish the thought!
The one way for the New York police
force to rehabilitate Itself and Its 'repu
tation is to break, down those alibis In
the Rosenthal murder case.
She Is sojourning- by the sea, t
This most exclusive maiden.
Where breeze come a-blowlnt: free
"With salty odors laden.
She hasn't been In bathlns; yet;
It's Just a little notion.
But she won't bathe while other folks
Presume to use the ocean.
Uncle Psanrras"iyt
The sodden statesman has always
done well. What are women 'going to
adopt aloof these lines when they run
for omcei
Or Kab-rafc Socles.
"How are we to get the plain people
this year? All the candidates are college
"Our side has Its plans mapped out.
We're going to tell 'em that our man
never wore a clamshell cap when he went
to college."
Jalr 20 In History
July,-!, 173-LUtle David Garrlck has
the cWckenpox.
July M. 1170-Rlchard the Llon-Hearted
becomes Interested In ping-pong.
Easy Jndtrme7ts.
"Solomon was a. wise man."
"Oh, he had It easy. There were no
technicalities In his day, nor did he have
to decide cases with the alienists evenly
The Cool Wne.
A few cool nights and days
Once more arrive.
They dull the sun's hot rays
And we revive.
It Always Works.
"My wife prolonged her vacation until
I was desperate. She wouldn't come
home. Paid no attention to my sugges
tions." How did you bring: about her return"
Got one of the neighbors to write and
suggest It casually."
A Practical View.
"Well, what do you think of things?"
Inquired father as the 'bus drove away
from the station.
This scenery ain't what I expected,"
complained mother.
"I don t believe that mountain is halt
as high as the booklet claimed," declared
That sunset ain't up to standard."
was brother's comment.
"Go slow, folks." counseled father. "If
the meals and the beds come up to the
booklet, we won't kick."
A Hartless Man.
Wife was yelling from the lake.
"What's the matter?" bawled husband.
"I think a bass had me by the toe.
But he's gone now."
Why couldn't you let him nibble un
I got there?" demanded husband.
peevishly. "I haven't landed a bass this
All hut Small Guard Will Return
Restorca Flag; to Pacific
At the request of the Navy Depart
ment, consent was given by the Statt
Department yesterday afternoon to the
withdrawal of all the marines now sta
tioned in Cuba, except the small force
always maintained at the naval station
at Guantanamo. This withdrawal will
mark the end of the armed guard main
tained In Southeastern Cuba ever since
the outbreak of the negro revolt.
There are now In Cuba nearly 300 United
States marines. Several hundred have
recently been withdrawn. The transport
Prairie, now at Cristobal. Canal Zone,
will start North In a few days and pick
up the majority of these marines on her
way. The rest will probably be brought
back to the United States on board the
collier AJax, which Is leaving from Nor
folk for Cuba In a few days.
Tito Street Railway Companies
Are Named aa Defendant!.
The Washington. Alexandria and Mount
Vernon Railway Company was named as
defendant In a suit filed yesterday by
Charles E. Smith who claims $15,000
damages Smith alleges that while driv
ing a horse ambulance along the high
way bridge June 10, 1910, a train of cars
of the defendant company collided with
his vehicle, throwing hlra to the ground
and seriously and permanently Injuring
Richard Klngsman. administrator of
the estate of Alice E. Seltz, deceased.
yesterday filed suit against the Anacostla
and Potomac River Railroad Company
for J10.000 damages. Plaintiff alleges that
while attempting to board a car of the
company January 2 last at Eleventh
Street, west of Massachusetts Avenue,
the car suddenly started, throwing the
deceased violently to the ground and
Inflicting Injuries which resulted in her
death June 9 last.
To right Wnlrr Rates.
W. S. Branson, chairman of the com
mittee on assessments of the East Wash
ington Cltlsens' Association, declared
open war on the new water rates yester
when, accompanied by other officers of
the association, he tendered Collector of
Taxes Charles C Rogers JIM, the old
flat rate. Instead of S3, the present rate.
as full pavment of his water rent.
The payment was smilingly declined by
Mr. Rogers, and the water will prob
ably promptly be cut off from Mr. Bran
son's dwelling on August 1. Mr. Bran
son contends that the new rates are il
legal and the present case Is to serve
a test case.
Restores Fins; to Partite.
The Post-ofnce Department to-day sign
ed a contract with the Oceanic Steamship
Company for carrying the mails from
San Francisco to Australia. This con
tract will restore the American flag to
the Pacific Ocean. There has been no
American ships running to Australia
since 1M7.
Hospital for Lepers.
The only method of exterminating lep
rosy from the country. In the estimation
of Surgeon General Rupert Blue, or the
Public Health and Marine Hospital Ser
vice. Is the establishment of a national
leprotherlum. He said yesterday that all
lepers in the country should be assembled
at such an Institution, becoming wards of
the Federal government.
M WES VuVll -r& - W 'WMjft lire. Pus-co-
.Mr. Crow At last.I have found the
Eecommendationi of Local Commit"
sion Await Action by the
' Parent Body.
With a view to the Issuance of orders
affecting the street railway companies of
the District, a thorough consideration of
numerous complaints la being; given by
the District Electrlo Railway Commis
sion. Many letters of criticism with re
spect to the present car service were
read at the meeting of the commission,
held Tuesday afternoon, and It was de
cided to make a full Investigation of
each one.
The Investigation of the accident of
last Friday, In which a man lost his life
and two others were seriously Injured.
Is still under way. Recommendations will
soon be sent to the Interstate Commerce
Commission. Although members of both
commissions positively refuse to discuss
the situation -until final action Is taken
by the parent body. It Is generally con
ceded that the-following matters are un
der consideration, and will probably form
the subject matter of the expecteU orders:
The employment of additional flagmen
and road Inspectors by the common car
riers. The Installation of air brakes upon all
The furnishing of better ventilation In
closed cars.
The strict enforcement of the regulation
prohibiting the operation of cars with
passengers on the running boards.
Dlscasseil by Commission.
AH of these matters were discussed at
the last meeting of the commission.
'There will be no developments for sev
eral davs jet," said H. C. Eddy, secre
tary of the District Electric Railway
Commission, yesterday afternoon. "I am
not authorized to give out any statements
until final action has been taken by our
parent body."
"The question of the Investigation Is
entirely confidential." said John H. Mar
ble, secretary of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, yesterday afternoon, "and
It will be Impracticable to discuss It un
til orders are 'issued by the commission.
Only two of the commissioners are now
In the city, and It Is not likely that
orders will be Issued until the entire
commission is here. This means that
final action will probably not be taken
for several weeks yet.
The seventeen cases against the rail
way companies, pending In the Police
Court, come up for trial by Jury on
August 6.
Clerks Are Fast Checking Up An
swers in Mammoth
Results In the Washington Herald Book-
lovers' Contest will be announced In a
few days. It was stated yesterday by the
Booklovers" editor.
A corps of clerks is fast checking the
many answers submitted, and the Judges
In the contest will meet In a short time
and go over the answers end announce
the names of the winners of the prizes.
Owing to the fact that hundreds of
answers were received checking them
over consumes much time, as each set
of answers as to be rechecked and vere-
The Judges of the contest are Perry 8
Foster. Bestor R. Walters. F. M. Avery.
Col. A. E. Randle, and William F. Gude.
Associated Charities Asks Contribu
tions for Ontlnc Places.
Announcement has been made by the
summer outings committee of the Asso
ciated Charities that about 11.300 Is
needed to defray the expenses Incident
to the maintenance of Camps Good Will.
Pleasant, and Get Well. The three re
sorts are supported entirely by volun
tary contributions
A party of seventy-flve mothers went
to Camp Good Will in Rock Creek Park
Wednesdsy afternoon from Neighborhood
House. They were received bv Mrs.
Edna Keene Bushee. Much Interest Is
centered this year In Camp Get Well.
a resort for sick cables, which adjoins
Camp Good Will.
Puts In Fonrlh Day Preparing Ac
ceptance Reply.
President Taft yesterday spent the
fourth whole day of this week, except
during the Cabinet meeting Tuesday, pre
paring his speech of acceptance, to be
delivered August 1. Prominent Republi
cans from all over the country are be
ing invited to attend the bis notification
meeting. Several thousand are expected
to be present.
The President took a respite from
working on his speech last night for a
discussion of the Ohio political situa
tion. He had with him at dinner Carml
Thompson, his new secretary, formerly
Secretary of State of Ohio: E. C Laylln,
who succeeds Mr. Thompson as Assistant
Secretary of the Interior; Harry Daugh
erty, and William Miller, State leaders
Mr. Miller was formerly Assistant At
torney General. The filling of the va
cancy In the chairmanship of the State
committee, made vacant by Mr. Lay
lln's going to the Interior Department.
was under discussion. It was said that
the Pres'dent does not assume the posi
tion of dictating the appointment, but
that he was willing to take under con
sideration the man likely to be named
3Iedal for Hero.
The Navy Department has recommend
ed to the Secretary of the Treasury that
a Hfe-tavlng medal bo awarded to George
R. Horan. gunner's mate, of the U. a. s
Chester, for rescuing two persons from
death by drowning.
portrait of my deceased ancestor!
jneaaaescexts to Bet Placed
Fourteenth Street Worthwest.
Fourteenth Street Northwest Is belnr
equipped with Incandescent street lights
upon ornamental posts, like those now In
use In Massachusetts Avenue. The lights
will b nearly twice as numerous as the
present arc lights, and .the posts are of a
special design by Walter C. Allen, Dis
trict Electrical Engineer. The system
will Join that of Massachusetts Avenue
at Thomas Circle.
A number of Improvements in the street
lighting system are contemplated by the
engineering department, among them the
replacement of all naphtha lamps with
either gas or incandescent lights.
President of American Federation
of Labor Beiterates Belief that
Baling Is Unconstitutional.
Samuel Gompers, President of the
American Federation of Labor, in a
signed article In the current Issue of the
American Federaflonlst. reiterates his
belief that the prosecution of labor lead
ers In the now celebrated contempt of
ccurt case has from the first been an
Infringement of the constitutionally
guaranteed right of free speech and a
free press. Under Justice Wright's In
terpretation of these guarantees, says
Mr. Gompers, the way is made cleir for
the courts to Impose any restrictions
they may see fit upon publications of any
kind, aa well as upon public utterances.
In discussing the action of the court.
Presldnt Gompers says:
"Judge Wright's opinion Is a legal doc
ument fit to be carefully laid aside with
those already molderlng In the archives
of law libraries, and which may In the
distant future, as Is now the case with
similar ancient opinions and decisions,
be revived and held up as conspicuous
Instances of ancient sophistry affecting
the divine right of kings who are chan
cellors In their relation to the slave or
The opinion," says President Com
pirs, "is a document that reflects with
utmost clearness the kingly viewpoint,
the mental bias snd the mental processes
that stsnd out so conspicuously different
irom the conceptions of the rights of
citizenship among our people.
-it sounos, says President Gompers,
"like an echo from the kingly chancel
lors' opinions of the Stuart ludEes of
the seventeenth century Its pseudo-Individualistic
political theory reverber
ates like a voles from the tomb of the
vested Interests' philosophers."
Internal Rcrenne Officer Isrnores
Hint to HeilKti.
President Taft directed the removal
from office last night of Joseph E.
Thompson, collector of Internal revenue
for the Alabama district, at Birmingham.
Ala. No reasons were given for the re
Thompson Is known as a stronjr Roose
velt supporter and there have been
charges that he was out working for the
ex-President. These charges began to
reach the President and the Attorney
General before the Chicago convention,
but It was decided to withhold action for
awhile It was said at the time that the
official could be remoted on charges of
pernicious political activity." but it was
preferred by the administrate that he
should voluntarily resign. The Intima
tion was convejed to him. but he de
clined to grasp It. A fen davs ago Sec
retary MacVeagh addressed a letter to
the collector asking for his resignation.
en the "authority of the President."
This letter was made public by Mr.
Thompson at Birmingham Wednesday
night, he announcing that he had re
fused to comply with the request His
reply, declining to resign, was recelv ed by
Secretary MacVeagh this morning, but
lie declined to make It public Following
conierence Detwecn the Secretary and
the President vesterday afternoon It was
decided to forcibly remove him from of
fice from this date.
leave to Attend Tntbrr's Funeral.
Arrangements for the funeral of for
mer Representative James A Norton.
who died at his home in Tiffin. Ohio.
on Wednesday, have not been announced
His son. Commander Albert L Norton,
of the Navy Department, and hi widow
have both left for Tiffin. He Is also sur
vived by a daughter He was bom In
Bettsvllre. Ohio. In 1S43. and served In
the civil war After the war he took
up the practice of medicine He was
elected to Congress In ISM. and served
four terms, retiring in 19CU.
Why is the soda cracker
to-day such a universal
People ate soda crackers
in the old days, it is true
but they bought them
from a barrel or box
and took them home in
a paper bag, their crisp
ness and flavor all gone.
Uneeda Biscuit soda
crackers better than any
ever made before made
in the greatest bakeries
in the world baked to
perfection packed to
perfection kept to per
fection until you take
them, oven-fresh and
crisp, from their protect
ing package. Five cents.
Sixth Street and New York Avenue : : Washington, D. C
We would rather miss a sale than lose a customer. Tf vnu
ask us for something; that is very scarce or rare, and we don't hap-
pen to have it in stock we don't substitute something else and tell t
you it is "just as good." Well tell you frankly that we haven't
got it, and then it's up to you to say whether anything else will do. f
"Pine is Pine," and-"Oak is Oak" with us. You get what you ask
for, and at a fair and honest price.
J-& raf Zi&y
Sells Interest in Company to His
Brothers, and Will Engage
in Banking Business.
Announcement of the withdrawal of
Arthur C. Moses from W. B. Moses &
Sons was made yesterday at the head
Quarters of the firm. Eleventh and F
Streets Northwest, with the additional
statement that Mr. Moses would give
his attention to the banking business.
Arthur C Moses, whose interest In
the business of W. B. Moses tc Sons
was purchased by his brothers, William
II Moses and Hsrry C Moses, had been
connected with the firm for twenty-
seven years, and his withdrawal has
made necessary an Immediate reorgani
zation of the firm. It was stated yes
terday. " B. Moses & Sons Is one of the
oldest mercantile concerns in Washing
ton. The business was founded by W.
B. Moses in 1S61 at Seventh and D
Streets, with a branch at COS Seventh
Street, and was consolidated in the five
story hotel building at Seventh Street
and Market Space In 1SGS.
MoTed In 1SS4.
was not until ISSt that the firm
moved to the southwest corner of
Eleventh and F Streets Northwest,
where It has remained. Several addi
tions hav been made to these quarters.
The withdrawal of Mr. Moses from the
corporation hss been under considera
tion for several years, it is said, and
l.as finally been accomplished at his re
quest. Mr Moses already is connected with
number of local and foreign enter
prises that consumes much of his time
He is the president of the Commercial
National Insurance Company, the Co
lumbia Vehicle Company, and Is also
officer of an orchard comoanr in
North Carolina. In a civic way he Is
Interested locally as the president of the
naygrounas Association, president of
the Boy Scouts, first vice president of
tna lioarJ or Trade, and second
president of the Commercial Club.
Has Not
A new case of plague has developed at
Puerto de Tlerra. Porto Rico, and an
other suspected case was reported yes
terday from Havana. The new case at
Puerto de Tlerra Is the one that was
reported Tuesday as a suspect The
representatives of the Public Health and
Marine Hospital Serv.ce In Porto Rico
accordingly are concentrating their en
ergies on the new district of Infection.
Creel, In charge of the operations.
stated In his report that the infection
In the Carolina district would be entirely
stamped out within another day or two.
There Is only one case In Havana at
present, the first esse having been pro
nounced as sufficiently convalescent to
be past the stage of danger of Infection.
The second case died a week ago The
new suspected case Is In the same dis
trict, and the authorities are encour
aged by the fact that It has not spread
out of the old Spanish quarter, near the
X tV fcn
Member of Prominent Virginia
Family Succumbs to Stomach
Baltimore, Md., July S. Succumbing to
a severe attack of stomach trouble, with
which he had been ailing for some time,
J. C Langhorne, of Salem. Va.. a mem
ber of the prominent Langhorne family
of Virginia, died at the Union. Protestant
Infirmary at 6 o'clock this morning. Ho
had been a patient at the institution six
teen days.
Mr. Langhorne was a near relative of
Mrs. William Waldorf Astor. and Mrs.
Charles Dana Gibson, the "original Gib
son girl." who married the artist. His
family is one of the oldest In Virginia
He was a great horseman and his name
was prominent among those of the men
who followed racing in the Old Dominion.
He Is survived by his widow, one daugh
ter, and two brothers.
The five beautiful daughters of C D.
Langhorne, a near relative of the de
ceased, have made the family famous
not only In Virginia, but throughout the
country Miss Irene Langhorne married
Charles Dana Gibson, the artist and
creator of the American girl In the act
of to-day. Then the marriage of Wil
liam Waldorf Astor to another of the five
famous sisters attracted attention to the
Langhorne family, and the marriage of
Miss Phi Ills Langhorne to Reginald
Brooks, another prominent New Yorker,
followed soon after.
Wllson-Marehnll-Sralth Organization
to Campaign HyattsTllle.
Sprdil ta Th Wublsxtoo Hrnld.
Hyattsvllle, July 5 The campaign In
this section of Maryland for Wilson,
Marshall, and Smith. U-e last-named can
didate for Congress from the Fifth Mary
land District, was Inaugurated here lat
night, when a number or Uemocrats met
in the office cf the Hyattsvllle Independ
ent State Senator Charles A. Wells pre-
I sided and Messr Richard P. Whlteley
and George P. HIekey were secretaries,
lit was decided to continue the old
Hyattsvllle District Democratic Club,
merely changing Its name to that of the
Wilson. Marshall, and Smith Democratic
Club, of Hyattsvllle.
Senator Wells was elected president:
Milton E. Smith and Charles 'vv. Clagett.
first and second vice president", respect
ively: George P Hlckey. secretary. J-
u iee uiagett. treasurer ana assistant
secretary, and J. S. Ballard, sergeant-at-arms
It was upon the suggestion of
President Wells that the name of Frank
O Smith was added to those of Wilson
and Marshall The treasurer was au
thorized to receive subscriptions to the
campaign fund not exceeding tl CO.
State Democracy Pledsre. 9npport to
Party's Nominee.
New York. July S The Democratic
State Committee to-day selected Syra
cuse for the New Tork State Conven
t on. and fixed October 1 as the date.
Rochester and Saratoga also sought the
convention, but received so little sup
port that the selection of Syracuse was
made unanlmoua.
In calling the committee to order.
Chalrrran George M. Palmer, of Scho
harie, said.
"We have come back from a conven
tion that will be remembered as the
largest and fairest ever held In the his
tory of the Democratic party. Every
delegate was permitted to speak his
mind fully and freely. At Baltimore we
adopted a platform that Is fair, sane,
and progressive, and nominated two can
didates that are an honor and slory to
the party
"It has been stated by our opponents
that Wilson spells Bryan In other
words, they say Wilson Is dominated by
Brv an Whether that 1' true or not. it
at least means barmonv. and I don't be
lieve any one will assert that the names
of Taft and Roosevelt have any such
A resolution pledging the support of
the State Democracy to Woodrow Wilson
was presented by Norman E. Mack and
Leaders Plan
CIt Oat
300,000 Men.
London. July JS. Labor leaders at the
head of the dock-workers' strike here
to-day took steps to make the strike of
national proportions, and to carry on the
war against the shipowners In every
Important port In the United Klngdom.
They plan to call out S0OO men. The
authorities are alarmed over the situa
tion, following the rioting of yesterday,
and the bitterly hostile attitude of the
thousands of strikers and their sympa
thizers toward the police, whom they de
clare to be open allies of the vessel own
ers. Thousands of extra police were held
In reserve for riot duty to-day. and the
guards were doubled around all of the
docks on which strike-breakers are at
Special police guards to-day were placed
about the residences of all the cabinet
ministers, and around the home of Lord
Devoaport. whom the strikers view aa
their bitterest enemy among the em
ployers. Booker Washington Gets Lesjacy.
Falls City. Oreg., July ZL A legacy of
approximately J10.000 was left Booker T.
Washington, the colored educator of
Tuskogee. Ala., by Hiram Starr, a hermit.
S3 years old, who has just died here.
Starr, a white man, was a pioneer of
this section.
ailners Klect President.
Denver, Colo., July 3. Charles H. Meyer
hrs been elected president of the Western
Federation of Miners, according to the
official canvas of the referendum. Vote.
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