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8peelal r.trresp^den<-e ,.f The Kveulng Star.
R? >? KA ILLE. Mil., Augu.st 24, HKtJ.
The officer* of the Montgomery County
Agricultural Society have about completed
the arrangements for the annual fair to be
held here Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday <>f n.-xt week. Nothing has been
l*ft undone to make this exhibition the
m..st successful in the society's history,
anti the managers confidently believe that
with favorable weather their expectations
in this respect will be fully realize.!. The
preparations are much more elaborate than
usual, and a thoroughly up-to-date exhibi
tion is promised.
The race committee is congratulating it
*elf upon the large number of high-class
tester* tT f?r the var,m,s ?P??1 con
#vl t? f'ntrUs closed yesterday, but
the list has not yet been made public.
I r sldent Lee Offutt. who is a member of
the comm.ttee. states, however, that the
ace program will be the most attractive
nroL?rTnte? at H R<?''kviile fair, and
promises four days of fine racing
The officers of the society are: Lee Of
futt. president: John H. Gassaway. vice
John Fn H.Jo^n E- Ml,ncaster. secretary;
John J. Htggins. treasurer; John H. Bo?r
H?Warfl,'I(j- Charles Veirs, Leo
OfTutt. John H. Oassaway. Samuel E. East
Jolhh w 1' ' Bentley. Henry H. Griffith.
Jixsiah W Jones. Charles VV. Fields. Henry
'Her and Arthur Williams, board of di
rectors; Richard H. Lansdale. J. E. Deets
^'7^ ? William Dorsey \f
fre.1 r Tolson. Wilson B. TschifTely. Jere
miah I . Harrington. Charles F Kirk G
Frar.k C. Stone. Thomas
r?. -V M Btchison and Hazel W.
J.'! advisory committee.
? t^,r'I of th? series of dances being
w is h ?l I i t "odlawn Hotel, this town,
was held last evening, and. like the preced
t, was enJ?>"able in everv way. In
tSe nr ,* BUeStS of the *?tel. somo of
those present were Misses Florence and
Elsii Taylor. \ irginia and Mary Brewer
son' H"lpS?"r ,thtil L>'ddanc. Llllie Ander
Xi?-h ?Iff"e>/ayIor- E,,xa Choate. Blanche
Margaret Dawson. Mr. and Mrs.
? Dawson. Messrs. Robert G Hii
asr mr, y,-1 arrf"?" j;
The following changes of offi.-ers of the
qrartermaster's department are ord?e
- I'.nel James M Marshall, assistant .iu ir
te. master general. to Jeflfersonvllle. Ind
a^.d assume charge of the general depot
or the quartermaster's department to re
rvett 'J""t0nant Charles R. Har
nett. deputy quartermaster general Lieu
Louis. Mo., and assume charge of the depot
Hr ve T .q,,artPrmaSter'3 dePartment. to re
live Lieutenant Colonel Daniel D. Wheeler
Colonel Whrt7rnaSter K"neraI- ^utenani
Colonel VV heeler will proceed to San Fran
cWo and report to the commanding gen
VS? Kb TSUir? ciZt
erinarian SidS?1 l"' Hunter'^T= ? V '"
^ appointed to meet at Fort' LeavenwoJth'
examination of SSSSSTnU fJ?n.d,,?!'W ^
aTh*rr^ver?,rab?f CaVa,ry and^?l ?vPt
Col. John I tiT' l? cons.Iat of Lieut.
cipT" Alfred?hM V?y- Corps;
t*rh< 1"a. .\f ?.f ubsence granted MaJ Wal
ttf'-.n Zy"y r- JJ C"a"T. " 'ii "d?5
?<?'a'HVawiflMlMfS? /!"?*" Capt. Ham
a I*ave of absence sruntHi kmr0? ? ?
Arthur F, CaMrta. Artmijy'cor' U
A. van "Gliil:b u.h' ffK ,U'T\i
one month *alry, is extended
SSt't.by ,h' Xt
in il,. I?sp.rt.,r gen??""?
< ontract Surgeon William R an
?"111 Po?c. p ? "' a
iXHn nJaniin L Ten Kyck, ai'.tan,
Hr)nn Will X??t Leave Lincoln.
The rumor that W. J. Bryan will soon
move to Chicago to nuike that city his
heme is without foundation, says a dis
patch from Lincoln. Mr. Bryan Is out of
the city, but his brother, Charles W. Bry
an. said the report was news to him. and
h-> was satisfied there is no truth In it.
He said W. J. Bryan would continue to
live in Lincoln and publish his paper there.
|P w * "wmwmr ~ * ? prFV7ir
Cured Itohlng and
Mr. Phil Owens of So. Omibi writes: "After
Suffering two yeara from an aggraTated raae of
Itching and protruding piles I was cured bjr a
?Ingle 50-eent package or the Pyramid Pile Cure
pvLkasad fruu a local druggist." For sale by
?11 druggist*. Little book, '? Piles, Causes and
Be." nailed free. Pyramid Drug Co.. MartCiall,
HOUSE OF DETENTION
Estimates for Its Support Submitted
by Major Sylvester.
APPR0PR1ATI0H0F $11,595 ASKED FOB
Suggestion That Employes Be
Placed on Permanent Roll.
CHILDREN'S COURT NEEDED
Major Richard Sylvester, chijf of police,
submitted to the Commissioners today the
estimates for the house of detention for the
next fiscal year. In his communication he
quotes the act under which the house was
instituted, which reads:
"To enable the Commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia to provide transportation
and a suitable place for the reception,
transportation and detention of the children
under sixteen years of age, and, in the dis
cretion of the Commissioners, of girls and
women over sixteen years of age, arrested
by the police on charge of offense against
any law in force in the District of Colum
bia, or held as witnesses, or held pending
final investigation or examination, or other
wise, $8,000, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, provided that all such persons
held or detained under public authority
prior to the adjudication of cases in which
they may be involved sh;?l be held at the
place so provided."
This institution, the superintendent says,
is being supported during the current fiscal
year to the extent that is permissible under
an appropriation of $8,000.
For the fiscal year ending June 30. 1903,
I have to recommend that the sum fit $11.
~>i?5 be appropriated for such purpose, to be
included in a detailed appropriation, fis
| follows: Superintendent, additional com
1 pensation, $120; three clerks at $600 each,
$1,800; driver of the van, $480; three drivers
of cab at $42l> each. $1,300; one hostler.
$4?0; three guards at $000 each. $1,800; one
laborer, $540; two matrons at $000 each,
$1 2tH>; rent. $000; laundering. $120. horse
shoeing. $100; meals to prisoners. $TW); ice.
$23; gas, $150; forage. $300; fuel, $120;
horses, $-">00; repairs to wagons and pur
chasing of new one, $."MH); miscellaneous ex
penses. including furniture, stationery, etc.,
$300. Total. $11,305.
Tlie Estimates Explained.
In support of the estimates the following
explanation is given:
"The house of detention, as the law
making provision for its support indicates.
Is not a station house, but such an institu
tion as is best adapted for the confinement
of youthful prisoners coming into the hands
of the police over night, or until such time
;*s the charges against them may be dis
i posed of by the courts. In addition to hold
ing such prisoners for trial the Judges of
the Police Court and board of children's
guardians, in the absence of an appropria
tion. h?ve had to Invoke the aid of this de
partment to the extern of caring for these
prisoners; that is. housing and confining
th?m after the courts have considered any
i charges that may have been preferred
against them until such time as they may
be sent to a proper reformatory or assign
ment may be made of their cases by way of
j penalty and betterment. This has entailed
on the limited appropriation made for the
purpose an expense unlooked for at the
time of the inception of the Institution, but
I am pleased to state that the department |
has been enabled to do this without great
discomfiture or entailing deficiency in the
matter of expense.
"The lieutenants of the several precinct
station houses have been greatly relieved
during the past year and a half by the
presence of this place of confinement.
Many of the young have been saved the
humiliation, if not the permanent disgrace
and abandonment which too often follows
incarceration behind the bars, and weak
and unfortunate females and children have
i had kindly care during the period they were
I deprived of liberty, which does not prevail
! in other jurisdictions.
No Escapes, So Hambnei*.
"The officers, without exception, have
performed their duties conscientiously and
thoroughly. There have been no escapes,
no .harshness, no maltreatment which
would in any^ measure destroy the object
of ^je work, yet, at the same time, those
who have been sent to the house of de
* tention as prisoners have fully realized
that the community provides against the
liberty of those who violate the laws. Per
sons arrested by the police have been
promptly transports to these quarters,
and there has been no delay in answering
the summons of the court for their pro
duction. During the brief period of in
carceration. females under the supervision
of matrons and boys under the supervision
of guards have, for the first time in some
instances, been taught that cleanliness is
next to godliness. In this, that they are
required to bathe and attire themselves
in clean garments for the night and to
preserve good order while so detained.
"The vehicles used in the transporta
tion of these prisoners and others are de
void of any appearance that would por
tend to the prison feature, and there are
no outward signs that would indicate other
than humane treatment, neither do the
rules of the institution permit otherwise
during the time of imprisonment.
"The superintendent of this institution
is a sergeant in the metropolitan police
department, and in the execution of his
duties must possess those qualities neces
sary to carry out the ideas as above
enumerated. His pay at the present time
is $1,080 per year, and I recommend that
the same be increased to even $1,200.
Xnmlter of Clerks Required.
"Three clerks performing duty eight
hours each are required during the twenty
four hours, and their pay at this time Is
$000 per annum. They enter all names
and information pertaining to those who
may be sent to the house of detention and
prepare the routine reports necessary to
its proper conduct.
"The driver of the van is charged with
the duty of driving a double team which
transports prisoners to the court and from
that place to the several Institutions to
which they may be sentenced, or back to
the house of detention, where they may
be assigned for temporary imprisonment.
"Three drivers at $420 per annum re
lieve each other in driving the vehicle
which responds to the calls from the sev
eral precinct station bouses wher arrests
are made, in order to transport prisoners
as rapidly as possible to the place of de
"Three horses are employed to perform
this work, and they are cared for by a
hostler at *480 per i nnum.
" Three male guards are kept on duty, al
ternating eight hours each, at $00O a year.
These officers are c.iarged with supervising
the male prisoners, enforcing the regula
tions as to bathing and putting them in
th?* sleeping apartments and securing thenj
properly at the time they are to be taken
"In addition to these, three police of
ficers change watch, so that one may ac
ct mpany all prisoners to the courts or
other places, as nay be directed.
"Two matrons, performing twelve hours
of duty each, at S0t>0 a year, have charge
of the female #ard and attend to the
wants of those entrusted to their charge,
and in addition thereto to search them and
exercise proper care as to their safety and
security during the time they may be de
"This includes the salary list, excepting
the police officers, of those who are now
paid per diem out of a lump appropria
tion of $*.000 per annum, and I would
suggest that the same may be made perma
nent places at the salaries above enumer
ated, and provided for in the estimates.
Horse* and Wagons.
"The other ttems are those of necessity
rent, laundering, norseshoeing, meals to
prisoners, ice, gas. forage and fueL The
horses employed have been in service now
nearly two years, and the time has come
when it will be necessary to replace with
new ones those which have become inca
0 "One of the wagons employed is new,
and aside from repairs, will be of little ex
pense to the department unless some un
foreseen emergency arises. The second one
employed for the transportation of pris
oners was second-hand when it was pur
chased, and will have seen its days oC use
fulness before the expiration of the present
fiscal year. Therefore, I have to reoom
mend that appropriation include sufficient
amount of money to replace this vehicle
and to pay for such repairs on both as may
"The miscellaneous expenses include the
furnishing: of stationery, repairs and other
items incident to the conduct of such 'a
station, and I have estimated the amount
needed therefor to be $S00.
I.amp Sam Inadvisable.
"The expenses of this place haVe hereto
fore been paid from a lump sum of $8,900.
The inadvisability of such is well known to
the Commissioners through experience, and
I feel justified in recommending that the
sum may be as I have estimated. It will
afford more satisfaction to those employed,
enable the public to clearly judge of the
expense agd Congress to see that economy
^practiced in this branch of the service.
"The matrons at the house of detention
belong to the metropolitan police depart
ment. and I ask that their services be
transferred to the appropriation for the
house of detention as enumerated in the
"If the maintenance of this institution is
supplemented by a children's court, where
they may be free from all things that tend
to degenerate. I feel that the original in
tention of saving many who might other
wise go astray early in life will have been
accomplished, and the parents of the erring
ones may be protected from that embar
rassment and distraction which attaches to
life In a great city."
beet sugar industry
HOW IT IS REGARDED RY A
He Reports to His Oorernneat the
SnceeiiM That Has Attended the
Effort* In This Conntry.
The growing belief that the United States
will shortly be able to produce from beets
the $100,000,000 worth of sugar which her
people now annually import seems to be
shared by British Consul Wyndham, who
has given the subject close attention and
reported upon it to his government. The
following is an extract from his report,
which has Just reached the treasury bureau
"The production of beet sugar in the
United States Is rapidly Increasing, and In
the Chicago consular district there are
four factories in the state of Illinois, three
in Nebraska and three in Colorado; those
in Nebraska and Colorado belong to the
American Beet Sugar Company, and are
at Grand Junction, Rocky Ford and Sugar
City, and when fully completed will em
ploy thousands of hands.
We Consume More Than Any Notion.
"Statistics indicate that the United State3
consumes more sugar than any other na
tion or approximately one-quarter of the
whole of the world's product. The condi
tions of soil, climate and other advantages
are quite as good in the United States, and
especially in Colorado, Nebraska and Illi
nois, for the development of the beet as
in any of the countries of Europe or Asia.
The world's production and consumption
of sugar is now about 8,2.10,000 tons per
annum, two-thirds of which is produced
from beet and only one-third from cane,
while the normal consumption Is estimated
as Increasing at the rate of 2T>0,000 tons
"The success attending the cultivation of
sugar beets in this district has proved that
it may be made a profitable and successful
investment. A large factory has been built
at Rocky Ford, Col., which cost $200,000 to
build and equip. It is proposed to have it
ready for the crop of the coming season.
To supply it the farmers in the vicinity
have contracted to grow 8,000 acres of beets
a year for five years. From tests made !
they estimate their beets will yield 15 to 18
per cent of sugar. The factory, when run
ning at its full capacity, will consume daily
1.000 tons of beets, which it will convert
into about 100 tons of refined sugar of the
highest purity. The beets reach maturity
with a high percentage, and seldom go be
low 15 per cent; 12 per cent is taken as the
basis of buying beets at the factory.
"The beets are grown by the farmers un
der contract with the factory, and paid for
according to the saccharine contents deter
mined by chemical tests made of samples
taken from the wagons at the time of de
livery. In addition, the factory controls
about 5/100 acres of land. Most of the land
will be farmed by tenants, but only a por- i
tion of each farm Is devoted to beets each 1
year. Growers sell their beets based upon
the sugar contents. The tests somewhat I
resemble the assaying of ore from the
mines. Selling upon this basts encourages
better farming and the raising of better
beets. It is the only fair way, both to the
raiser and manufacturer.
A Sample Farm.
"At Sugar City a farm of 12,000 acres has
been cultivated for raising sugar beets,
and a.sugar factory has been built with a
capacity of 'AM) tons every twen?y-four
hours. On the farm 1,000 men and women
have been employed during the summer,
and thlw season's crop will be converted
into sugar. The establishment of the sugar
factory at this point built the town, which
a few years ago consisted of a hut or two
and thousands of prairie dogs. Next year
fully 4,000 acres of beets will be in cultiva
tion. The output will be increased as rap
idly as possible, and every day the demand
for workmen is increasing.
"A general estimate of thg cost of con
struction, cost of operation and general
resuRs to be counted upon of beet sugar
factories in this district, as taken from the
Rocky Ford plant, places the general aver
age of sugar In the beets at 12 per cent.
So far as the Arkansas valley, in Colorado,
Is concerned, this percentage is being large
ly exceeded, the minimum percentage of
sugar being about 14 per cent, while the
maximum has reached 23 per cent, with a
coefficient of purity ranging from 80 to 95
per cent. In stating these results, refer
ence Is especially made to the factory at
Rocky Ford, built and worked by the
American Beet Sugar Company, a New
York corporation, which works two fac
tories In California and three In Nebraska,
the one at Rocky Ford being Its fifth.
The experts in charge of this last factory
all express surprise at the results of this
first campaign, and they have become thor
oughly convinced that this valley (Arkan
sas valley. Col.) is the ideal sugar producer,
thanks to its equable climate, ample sup
ply of water fbr irrigation, cheap fuel and
limestone, and an unlimited extent of avail
able land for beet culture. It Is expected
that the same company will, erect one or
more factories in addition to the one at
Rocky Ford, one to be built further east
and the other west of Rocky Ford.
"As an example of the quality of the
sugar beets produced upon this land, it
may be mentioned that so far six car loads
of beets from one field have been tested,
with results as follows: One car load, 1IS.3
per cent: three car loads, 18.8 per cent, and
two car loads, 20.4 per cent."
Chinese Girls' Schools.
From the Shanghai Mercury.
The "Shen Pao" discusses the revival of
girls* schools. There is an ancient saying:
"If a woman-is without ability, that is her
virtue." This is the language of a very
limited mind. The Book of Odes fre
quently extols certain ladles on account of
their possessing both talent and virtue.
One section of the Book of Rites treats of
the rules of decorum proper for females.
In the Han dynasty a lady named Ts'ao
wrote a history. In the Sung dynasty a
lady named On Yang Mu was a famous
painter. These females must have cer
tainly studied the Book of Odes, or they
could not have done what they did. In
Shun Chlh's time his mother wrote a book
on domestic affairs, for the use of women,
that they might understand the doctrines
of the sages for the regulation of the fam
ily and the pacification of the empire. The
government should not postpone the es
tablishment of girls' schools. You ask. Is
there any truth In the ancient saying
quoted bt the head of this article? We re
ply there Is undoubtedly some truth in it.
for we have frequently observed that wo
men who are guilty of great evil are often
versed in books, and In those cases one
could wish that the natural obfuscatlon of
their minds had never been removed. But,
after all. such wicked females have not
really been enlightened, for If they had
they would be like those excellent ladies
mentioned above in whose works (1) filial
piety, (2) reverence, (8) instruction, (4) eti
quette. <5) courtesy, (fl) compassion, (7)
diligence are held up as female accomplish
Trial of Willie Petty Deferred Until
CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED ASSAULT
Lynching Piobably Averted by
Prompt Action of Authorities.
THE MAYOR'S FIRM STAND.
Evening Star Bureau,
No. 701 King St.
Bell Telephone No. 1()6.
ALEXANDRIA. Va-, August 24, lflOl.
If the crowd of people who gathered In
the police court room this morning when
Mayor Simpson took his seat at ? o'clock
expected to hear anything relating to the
case of Willis Petty, charged with attempt
ing to commit a criminal assault on Mrs.
Roberta Payne, wife of Mr. John H. Payne,
mention of which was made in The Star
yesterday, they were destined to disap
pointment. Although the case was set yes
teiday for a hearing this morning it was
not called and nothing was done publicly
in regard to it. Petty was conveyed from
his cell at the police station yesterday
afternoon about 3 o'clock to parts
unknown to the public. It was cer
tain this morning that very few
people had the slightest Idea as
to his whereabouts. Probably this infor
mation was not possessed by any one In
the city except the mayor and the police
officers who were charged with his re
After the session of the court Mayor
Simpson was asked by a reporter for The
Star for information about the case, and
said it would be heard Monday morning at
1) o'clock. He added that Dr. Rittenour,
the physician attending Mrs. Payne, had
given the opinion that his patient would
be able to appear in court at that time.
Her condition this morning was reported
to be somewhat improved. The mayor did
not answer the question asked as to where
tho prisoner had been sent, nor did he state
that Petty had been taken out of the city.
AllCKfd Attempt to Incite Riot.
An aftermath of the excited attempts to
And Petty last night was the arraignment
of Cassius Brenner in the police court on
the charge of attempting to incite a riot.
Lieut. Smith testified that Brenner had
stood on a small box at the intersection of
King and Royal streets and delivered a
naranged before a crowd of three or four
hundred people. The lieutenant said i.hat
Brenner was intoxicated, and that he ad
dressed the crowd in violent and incendiary
language, attempting to Incite his hearers
to riot. The mayor imposed a fine of J10,
and announced that unless it was paid the
penalty would be thirty days' service on
the chain gang.
Mayor Simpson gave positive instructions
to the police to till the-,station house, if
need be, with persons who attempted in the
slightest way to create any disturbance or
to arouse any public excitement over tne
Petty case. He said he did not propose to
permit any disturbance, and declared that
offending parties would be summarily dealt
The Populace Excited.
As late as 1 o'clock this morning crowds
paraded the streets of this city with the
ostensible purpose of meting out a violent
punishment to Petty for his alleged crime.
Only the inability to locate the accused, it
is declared, prevented the would-be lynch
ers from carrying out their design. Stren
uous efforts were made by the leaders of
the movement to trace the steps of the offi
cers who conducted' Petty out of the city.
But despite the most careful search the
whereabouts of the prisoner remained un
known to the public, and shortly after 1
o'clock the effort was abandoned.
About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
prisoner was taken from his cell at the
station house by Policemen Young and
Beach and conducted to the corner of Pitt
and Cameron streets, where a covered ve
hicle was in waiting. Petty was placed on
th<* rear seat with Officer Beach and Officer
James T. Smith took the driver's seat. The
conveyance was then driven off, followed
for a little way by a small crowd.
Mayor Simpson decidenl upon the removal
of the prisoner after becoming satisfied tnit
it would be dangerous to keep him in the
city all night. Rumors that had been heard
In the morning of an attempt at lynching
became more general and ominous in. the
afternoon. Public sentiment was growing
against the prisoner, and the mayor deter
mined to take no risks. He therefore
ordered Petty carried from the st itlon
house, and superintended the arrangements
for his removal. The demonstration of pub
lic indignation last night proved the wis
dom of the action, which met with many
expressions of approval from conservative
Twice before in the past few years simi
lar scenes have been witnessed in Alexan
dria?groups of men moving up and down
King street, some giving vent to their feel
ings by loud and threatening language and
others maintaining a foreboding silence. On
both preceding occasions the public feeling
developed Into organized and successful ef
fort at mob violence. Those who recalled
these times, in the parallel of last nteht 3
events, saw no reason to doubt that Petty
would have been lynched if he could have
been found. ... ,
All sorts of rumors were circulated as to
where the prisoner had been taken. Many
believed he had been conveyed to Fairfax
Court House for temporary confinement in
the Jail there. A telephone message was
received at The Star burea'u from that
place stating that the sheriff of the county
declared that he knew nothing whatever
of the matter. The statement was also
passed about that Petty had been Plated
in the Alexandria county jail on Fort
Myer Heights, and many of the more en
thusiastic advocates of the proposed lynch
ing began plans for Journeying to that jail.
But this scheme fell through as a denial
to the statement became current. It was
said again that the man had been convey
ed to Washington, but a denial to this was
also received. A telephone message was
received at the station house after mid
night stating that a crowd of men was on
the march to Alexandria from the direc
tion of the Washington and Ohio junction
In Alexandria county. Taking with him
two policemen Lieut. Smith went to the
northern section of North Washington
street and waited for some time, but the
expected visitors did not appear.
Evidences of pubHc excitement are dis
appearing this monjlng. but there seems
to be a general cprloslty to know what
was done with the prisoner. It is assured
that the authorities will cover him with
as much secrecy as possible until the time
for his hearing. '
General and Personal.
The new democratic committee will meet
soon for the purpefce off' organising. The
body is now constituted by the following:
Messrs. Oscar F. (*^rtei? Champ Walker,
W. B. Cobie, Jarn^s H,, Wllklns, G. E.
Price, George L. Simpson, Charles Bend
heim and R. T. Cook. i 4
Funeral services' over* 'the remains of
Mrs. Catherine S. Norland, who .died
Thursday, will be Jield tfds afternoon at
5:39 o'clock, from the f?UPlly residence on
South Fairfax street. Rev. J. A. Jeffers of
Trinity M. E. Churdh will officiate and the
interment will be made in Bethel cemetery.
Miss Sophie R. Bowie, who has been
spending the summer in Rappahannock
county, has returned to this city. ?
Miss Catherine L. Smith is visiting Miss
Mildred Shackelford near Brandy, in Cul
BAR ASSOCIATION ADJOLRXS.
V. M. Rose of Little Rock k Elected
The American Bar Association concluded
the business of the main organisation at
yesterday's session.' The educational
branch held a meeting In the afternoon.
Last evening the annual dinner was held.
The general council reported the follow
ing nominations: President, U. M. Rose,
Little Rock; secretary. John Hinkley, Bal
timore; treasurer, Francis Rawle, Phila
delphia; executive committee, ^J. M. Rose,
president ex officio; Edmund WeUWMi re
tiring president, ex officio; John Hinkley,
secretary ex oflcto; Francis Rawle, treaa
urer ex officio; William K ft ham. Indian
apolis; Henry St. George Tucker. Lexing
ton. Va.; Charles F. Ubby, Portland. Me.;
Rodney A. Mercer. Towanda, Pa., and J as.
Hagerman. St. Louis.
Among the vice pre sklents chosen were:
Delaware. George Gray; the District of
Columbia. Melville Church; Maryland, S.
D. Schumacker: New Jersey. Charles
Borcherlng; New York. Walter S. Logan:
Pennsylvania, W. U. Hensel; Virginia, W.
A. Glasgow, Jr.; West Virginia, W. P.
The nominees were all unanimously elect
ed. including vice presidents from each
The report of the committee on John
Marshall day was read by Henry E. Davis
of Washington. It told of the various ex
ercises over the country In celebration of
the centennial anniversary of the birth of
the great judge.
Action by the general council favoring a
constitutional amendment admitting wo
men to membership was indorsed.
After a brief address by president-elect
Rose the convention adjourned.
The executive committee In the afternoon
decided that the next meeting of the asso
ciation shall be held at Saratoga, N. Y-,
August 27, 28 and 29, 1902. The final meet
ing of the section of legal education was
held during the afternoon and the follow
ing officers were elected: President, E. W.
Huffcutt, New York; secretary, Charles M.
The papers read were: "Undergraduate
Study of Law," by Nathan Abbott of Le
land Stanford, Jr., University, read by J. P. j
Hall of the same institution; "Legal Edu
cation and Preparation Therefor," by Clar
ence D. Ashley of New York University:
"Graduation Examinations in the Law
School," by R. C. Minor, University of Vir
Jnpanewe Are Stadylng tl?e Lanunane
of Baalnrim and Commerce.
From Japan and America.
One of the most promising signs of pro
gress in Japan is the rapid increase in the
study of foreign languages, especially Eng
lish. The Japanese are preparing for the
widest possible development, and will soon
be ready to trade, on equal terms, in every
port of the world. They recognize a plain
truth, still Invisible to Americans, that it
is not possible to trade to advantage with
foreigners who do not understand you. or
whom you do not understand. English the
Japanese need at once. They want It for
trading purposes in Great Britain, and
with the far greater English-speaking
country so much nearer to them .across
the Pacific, America. French and German
and Russian have also been studied, ana
are still studied with zeal, particularly the
last, but none of these tongues approach
English In point of immediate advantage.
The great steamship lines of the Japan
ese no longer ply between the distant ports
or Europe and those of Japan. They are
running back and forth across the Pacific,
the future highway of the world's com
merce. The Japanese themselves, either as
permanent settlers, or as agents of com
merce and trade, or as students of our
methods, are pouring into the United
States. They are coming here at the rate
of nearly two thousand a >"^ar. They are
going still more rapidly to Hawaii, al
though the stream of Japanese settlers will
not continue long In that direction, as
will soon fill up that country to the satura
tion point ,and then turn toward America
and swell the present current setting In
fixm the land of the rising sun. On the
other hand, more American tradersi and
business men are seeking their fortunes In
Japan, and the commerce between the
two countries Is growing to enormous pro
portions. So English Is the one language,
besides their own and the Chinese, that the
progressive Japanese must know.
In the Japan of today every college
every university, every high kImoJ
even every higher grammar school is teach
ing English. Besides this, English Is hejng
studied by men in -very department of life
and In every way possible. Engllsh clubs
and societies are being formed in Tokyo
and the other large cities and business
centers of the empire, and these associa
tions are giving readings, public exercises
and presentations of English Plays. No
opportunity is lost to learn an English
word or to master the intricacy of an Eng
llsh Idiom. a
plea for slim CHILDREN.
Frenh Air and Sunshine Needed toy the
From the I?n<Ion Express.
I The earth was parched and weary with
the long-borne heat. Great cracks gaped
thirstily for cooling, resting showers, and
the flowers drooped and faded. Softly an<
stilly the faint wind whispered a promise of
rain. Men stood still to listen to the sough
ing and the sighing as to a strain of long
It st long-loved music. For hours and
hours It soughed and sighed, now fainter
now clearer, but it was a promise that
could in nowise be broken-lt was certainly
l?Atiniast it came! So softly, so sweetly,
only just a tender little shower, but enough
to wash and cool everything.
world looked a different place. Yes It
came to wash and lift up again thf earth
flowers. But what of the little child-flow
ers Arched and droopy, washed-out and
nerve'.ess with the stifling July days
Hasn't it been almost unendurable in big,
darkened drawing rooms, with windows
open at each end. and where shady Palms,
cool ferns and sweet-scented roses and car
nations make the air blessed with their
fragrance? Haven't the little people In airy
nurseries and shady school rooms, with ev
ery contrivance ingenuity can devise and
wealth can procure to prevent its telling
on them, gone slack and languid, and
crown pale and drdbpy? ,
Well, think of it for the others that don t
grow thereabouts. One room?to feed .n.
live in sleep in. One small window (gen
erally carefully shut) that admits little be
yond the odors of bloaters, onions and fried
flsh. The children there are pale?they gen
erally want washing so badly that you can.
hardly guess how pale. But you can see
how thin they are, and you can gauge the
slackness and the languor, for they haven t
even energy to play at "shops" with the de
caying vegetables left to rot In the road
from the costers' carts and barrows.
The rain has refreshed the earth-flowers.
Will you refresh the child-flowers? The
rain came to the earth. The fresh air can't
come to the slums. But you can take the
children to the fresh air. It only costs 9
pence per child to give them a whole day
of It?a whole day to draw big. deep
breaths of It Into their poor, half-poisoned
little lungs. Don't you think you almost
owe a tithe-offering of sheer thankfulness
that your little scraps of humanity have a
different environment? Think It all out
The Are of Quito.
From the National Geographic Magazine.
A large party of French scientists have
landed In Peru to begin the remeasure
ment of the arc of Quito, first measured
100 years ago by Bouguer, La Conda
mine and Godln of the French Academy
of Sciences. As great improvements have
since been made in the method and instru
ments for geodetic work, arcs of the earth
can now be measured with an almost in
appreciable error, and It will be interest
ing to note how closely the remeasurement
will follow the first. In 1899 the French
government dispatched a reconnaissance
party, in command of Captains Maurain
and Lacombe. to make a general survey
of the country and to submit a plan of
organization. They spent several months
in lfs99 in Peru, and on their return rec
ommended that the arc be prolonged in
both directions. Their plan has been
adopted, and the party that has recently
landed in Peru will work four of five
years there carrying it out. The arc will
entend over 7 degrees, or about 430 miles
New York Provincial lam.
From the Atlantic.
In London Philistinism Is restrained by
institutions and conventions. There is in
New York, for example, no ciub corre
sponding to the Athenaeum Club of Lon
don, one that can confer the same prestige
on a member, that can so determine his
status. In New York one of the great pri
vate balls of last winter was given on a
"first night" at the Academy, illustrating
how little of an event a representative
"picture show" was counted. In London <
the convention of seeming to care for pic
tures is not to he disregarded, and the ball
would have been given on some other night.
In music. New York "society" can plead an
apparent exception to this social lndlffer- (
ence. But it is open to question whether, .
if music did not include grand opera with
its spectacular effects and its opportunities <
for display, it would not be in the same 1
category with literature and art*
Quality Your Washington's Only Quality Your
Security Here. Exclusive Carpet House. Security Here.
?Continuation of the offering of Carpets secured
at 50c. on the dofilar as the result of the con
solidation of the E. S. Higgins Carpet Co. and
the Hartford Carpet Co.?leaders in carpet
manufacturing in the world.
The sale has from the beginning been a most sensational one.
Prices of standard makes of carpets?all perfectly new and em
bracing the most desirable patterns?have been lowered so low as
to suggest doubt of quality. The brand-marks will settle the
doubt. Bigelow and VVhittall carpets have the name spun in the
And any carpet bought now will be made up and laid later,
only requirement being that you make a cash deposit and pay the
balance when carpets are on the floor.
i? Bigelow V
price of which Is $2.75 11 QDff /
and $3, for
Klvcfrsnw Whlttall Victoria Wiltons,
naual price of which la <? fl /
$2.75 and $3, for
Other make Five-frame Genuine Wiltons,
which are sold regularly fl ?
for $2 to $2.50, for 4) H
Instead of $1.75, we shall aell Bigelow
Axmlnsters at special *? fl /
Price of $11.ZZ5^J
Smith's Extra Axminsters, regular price
~i ?ve?y store
Smith's 6,000 Wilton Velvets, regular
Er,C*...?' . ...U.. V.?- $1.19
Other makes of Wilton Velvets, regular
Genuine Boxhury Brussels, which all
carpet bouses sell at $1 a W T) f! / ?
t K>c a
Ten-wit* ItmsseW, which sell st 96c
yard In all other stores. Spe
Smith's Axminsters, which every store
?ells regularly for $1.35
price of which Is $1.50 d?fl A*7il/
yard, during this sale 11 .tr a
1, which sell
The very best Velvets,
regularly for $1.35 a yard,
Blgelorf Five-frame Body BruMela. th*
usual pric? of which is fl AT)!/
$1.35 a yard, for 3 * ? H ** Ay.
Other patterns of Bigelow Flve-fram?
Body Brussels, which are fl A^I /
sold usually at $1.25, for. ^ fl
Special lot of Five-frame Body Rraasela,
regular price of which ia $1.28
Best Inlaid Linoleums, Including Kngllah
and Nairn's make; Instead <rf <5 fl T)*\)
$1.50 square yard, for U
Best American Inlaid linoleums, which
SlrSt K* $1.07^
Heaviest Printed Linoleums, which an
considered cheap at
Se.H>nil grade Printed Linoleums, kind
sold usually at 65c. a square
Icred cheap at $1 a 9T)|I/^,
? yard, for OA/VyC.
Clark <& Oaveraport,
813 Pa. Ave.
A NOVEL OF
By A. nam rSee Low
It gives a vivid picture of Washington society as it k today,
drawn with the masterly touch of a trained observer. It
touches in a new and daring way on one of the vital questions
of the day?the marriage problem.
It shows the inner workings of the Senate, tells how it is that
a few men wield the power at Washington, and uncovers
some of the springs that move national affairs.
In many cases the portraiture is so perfect that the originals
of Mr. Low's characters will be readily identified.
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, N. Y.
CONSTITUTION'S CREW SAD.
Latest Defeat by the Old Defender
Was a Crasher.
A dispatch from Oyster Bay, L I., last
night says: This was not a day of rest for
the crew of the Constitution, now at anchor
in the harbor here. They will know no
idleness for some time to come, for the
yacht's manager and captain, in view of
yesterday's defeat, are bound to keep all
hands at work tuning up until the new
beat is able to show all the speed there Is
in her. The new mainsail was stretched
again today, and a new and stronger club
was provided for the big topsail. It was
expected, therefore, that the Constitution
would 9tart in tomorrow's race in much
better form than was shown yesterday,
and her followers hoped for a different re
There would be little use in denying that
there was chagrin among the friends of
the Constitution over yesterday's defeat.
Bad sails, tt was said, did not explain it.
Whenever the wind held true and showed
any strength at all the Columbia simply
walked away from the Constitution, and
this, too, in conditions of sea that were 1
altogether favorable to the new boat. Well- i
known yachtsmen who have followed all the
races between the two boats were astound
ed at the spectacle, and unable to ex
Tomorrow's event, the last before the
official trials at Newport, is anticipated
with pleasure and much Interest. The most
notable spectator of the race will be Sir
Thcmas Lipton. He and his party, con
sisting of Designer George L. Watson,
Charles Russell. Mr. David Barrie and
Dr. Mackay, have accepted an invita
tion to dine at Seawanhaka Club tomor
row evening after the race, where they will
meet Vice President Theodore Roosevelt,
a member of the club, and the owners of
the Columbia and Constitution. While the
dinner will be altogether informal, it will
be notable as the first of a series of en
tertainments to be given Sir Thomas by
Americans during his stay in this country.
Owing to a misunderstanding of orders,
the cup challenger Shamrock II did not
have a trial spin outside of Sandy Hook
yesterday. The original program was to
have the yacht towed to Sandy Hook from
her anchorage off Stapleton, Staten Island,
starting at 11 o'clock, and then to have
her go out for a trial spin over the Amer
ica's cup course in the afternoon. But the
forenoon was spent in putting battens In
the new mainsail and in making some al
terations and repairs to the yacht's rigging.
It was noon before this was finished; so
the Shamrock was not ready to start on
The Grin towed the yacht outside, but it
was then too la*e to take a trip under her
INDIANS ROB THE DEAD.
Bodies of TJetias of the Islander
Disaster Of Jaaeaa.
A dispatch from Columbia yesterday says:
The steamer Hating arrived today, bring
ing the remains of five victims of the Is
lander? disaster. In all nineteen bodies have
been recovered, and It is authentically
stated that the total number of lives lost
was forty. The bodies brought here to
day were those of Mrs. Ross, wife of Gov
ernor Ross of the Yukon territory and her
Infant child; Mrs. Rosa of Ban Pranclsoo,
Dr. Joseph A. Dunnan of Victoria and Cap
tain H. R Foote, master of the Islander.
The official list of the drowned Is as fol
Passengers?First-class Emeils, J. W.
Bell, Miss Kate Barnes, A. W. Grey, M. J.
Braelln, Mrs. Ross, maid and child; Arthur
Keating, F. R. Douglass, Mrs. J. C. Hen
derson. Mrs. Dr. Phillips and child. Dr. J,
Duncan, Mrs. Minnie Ross, J. Dahl, Mrs.
Nicholson. Mr. Keating, J. Keating and F.
Second-class?H. T. Rogers, N. Casper and
Crew?H. R. Foote, master; H. R. Fowler,
second steward; Miles Joach, waiter; Geo.
Buckholder, oiler; H. Porter, coal passer;
Norman Law, waiter; S. J. Pitts, cook;
two Chinese mess boys and helper; George
Allen, third engineer; A. Kendall, saloon
watchman; James Hatch, fireman; James
Baird, assistant pantryman; George Miles,
barber; two coal passers, names unknown.
Advices from Skagway of the latest date
state that after some of the bodies were
washed ashore, ghoulish acts were com
mitted by Indians. At that time the coast
was not Jn control of patrolmen, and the
bodies cast ashore were temporarily unpro
tected. As soon as it was discovered in
Juneau that the work of robbing the dead
was in progress, the United States marshal
dispatched a number of deputies to the
scene and at the date of sailing of the
Hating it was understood that several of
the ghouls had been apprehended.
Of the bodies recovered nine were buried
in Juneau. It is understood that the ma
jority of the interred remains were those
of members of the crew.
It is thought that some bodies yet re
main within the wreck. As yet the task
of raising the vessel has not been consider
ed, but soundings will soon be made to
ascertain accurately the depth at which
the Islander lies. Should this prove to be
less than thirty-five fathoms, It is likely an
attempt will be made to raise the wrecked
MIXD HEALERS ARRESTED.
Charged With Icing the Malta *??
Helen Poet, her husband. Col. C. C. Post,
and her son-in-law, C. F. Burgman. were
arrested at Daytona, Fla., yesterday on In
formation sworn to by Poet Office Inspec
tor Fred D. Peer, charging them with
using the mails for fraudulent purposes.
The three were taken to Jacksonville,
where they will have a preliminary hear
ing before United State* Commissioner
William Archibald today.
The offense alleged consisted In sending
through the mails circulars professing t6
cure patients at a distance by means of
mental science. The instructions that were
sent to patients told them to go alone for
fifteen minutes each day and hold them
selves receptive to the thought of the
healer, she agreeing to think of them at
the same time. ?
Mrs. Post claimed to be able to heal all
kinds of diseases, even restoring the blind
to sight, holding that no disease was lo?
curable to her mothed of treatment.
Bird S. Coles tor Ham.
John C. Sheehan of the Greater Hsw
York democracy says the nam* of Bird i
Coler will be presented to the anti-Tam
many conference as a candidate for ?yafc
The eenefereaee mests In New York eMg
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