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fhe kf. No. 48.-No. 16,583. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1906.* FIVE CENTS. POINTER BY PECKHJM Plain Language of Justice to Mutual Committee. . SHOULD SUE R. A. McCURDY For Recovery of Any Money He May Owe Company BEFORE HE LEAVES COUNTRY Strong Letter to Chairman Truesdale of the Special Investigating Commission. N'KW YORK, February IT The recom mendation that a suit be Instituted against Richard .V. McCurdy. former president of Mutu.il I.;!'. Ii. urmce Company, is made in a letter written by l'nitt 1 Slates Sup ? me Court Justice Rufus W. Peckham Mi' -i" .il investigating committee of tin Mutual ;md made public toflayl The lett< : ? that the suit should be begun ? Mori Mr. MeCttrtl IMRM 1Mb country for Kui'"ias is liis reported intention, and its object -~hould be to recover money v, hl?-li Mr. M cCurdy may owe the com pany. In making this leii. i public < harles A. I 1*. abode, president of the Mutual, give out a letter of his own. in which he said that lie does not think Justice Peckham will 1 a\ i any reason to find fault with the ac tion of the com pan) relative ,o the matter to which he refers The IV kham letter was given to Mr. I1' ibody by W illiam II. Truesdale, the chairman of the Mutual's special Investi ? gftllnf commit tee. to VbM it was orig ir illy written. Justice Pecaham was for ir'!l\ a trustee of the Mutual I.ife Insur a-.->? Company. His letter, dated a* Wash lv.p "ii, February 11!, is as follows: Justice Beckham's Letter. I see that it is publicly stat?al that Mr. M Curdy Is preparing to leave for Europe, t > remain indefinitely, and I think it would !>? an ln< x. usable mistake for the Mutual l.ife Insurance I'ompat ^ to permit him to leave the country without the commence ment of an He tlon against him n the name ot the company to recover the money he owes it. "The attorney general might prrfoerlv find fault that th* company was not itself dofug its utmost to reach th money wrong fully obtained by Mr M<'Curdy, the chief delinquent In the case. I take the great est Interest In the matter, and I feel as if u-i ai lion ought to be commenced before the depart nr. of Mr. McCurdy for Europe. Does it not so appear to you? "The board at the meeting, as * under ? st'.nd, gave authority to the president to commence an> action which the counsel ? if 'he company advised, and such counsel Advised as to Sir. McCurdy that an action could be maintained against liim. "Surely no further delay ought to be had v icli might result In Mr. McCurdy'? de parture without action against him. Immediate Suit Urged. "I write your committee because your act.on carries great weigh;. 1 hope It may he in the line of urging the Immediate c.minen ement of a MR against Mr. Mc Curdy." After reading this letter Presid< nt Pea biKly sent the following letter to Mr. Trues dale: "Judge Peckham'B opinion in connection with the matter has great weight, and just ly so. I do not think he will have any rea son to find fault with the action of the company In the matter to which he refers, and I shall certainly do all that Is In my power to work out ? result which will meet with his commendation." Statement From Stuyvesant Fish. Stuyvesant Fish, who resigned yesterday from the special committee which is in vestigating the iiffhtrs of the Mutual Lite Insurance Company, today made the fol lowing statement concerning his resigna tion: "I am tired of insurance. I have done my share of work in that line and I do not ? are to continue I have simply resigned from tlie committee without alleging any special reasons for so doing " lie said, in answer to a question, that he did not Intend to resign from the board ot trustees of the Mutual Life. William H. Tru< sdale, chairman of the special committee, announced today that the remaining members would vigorously prosecute the work along the lines already liegun. Mr. Truesdale and John V\. Auchlnclose constitute the remaining mem bers of the committee. l?at> r Mr, Tuesdale said tint the question of choosing a third member of the com mittee to take the place of Mr. Fish Is un der advisement. HOW EDWARDS GOT HIS START. Newly Appointed Treasury Official Married a Washington Girl. IMnpatrh to The Star SPRING Fl KI ,I>. Ohio. February 17-J. H. Edwards of this county, who Has >es terday appointed assistant secretary of the treasure owes ills political rise . > a love af fair In Washington, i?. C. His tender regard for Miss Margaret Johnson, whom he married, caused him to remain In the capital and marry ner. As Representative W alter I,. Weaver was leav ing Washington. Edwards, who was his pri vate m i eTar\ .isked Weaver to secure him h position, as he did not rare to return home Tic position which he then ac cepted was Um i>eglnning of the direct route by which lie reached the place of honor to which .e has l>een appointed. Mr Edwaiii- wa-- born and reared in South Charleston. and .,?? a young man l>e came stenographer, lit is the non of the late Edward Edwards, a prominent build ing eonti actor, who w accidentally killed In lxs'T. Mr Edwards" widowed mother ? till resides in South Charleston. LEFT ESTATE WORTH $500,000. Will of the Late Publisher Barrett of Boston. SpeeUt Dispatch to The Star. HUSTON, Mass.. February 17?The will of < ii-Rc->res. utatlve William E. Barrett, publish* r of the Boston Daily Advertiser, was fib d at Eist Cambridge today. It contain' no public bequests. His estate Is estimated at t^Ki.OOO. Menry Parkman of Boston and Herbert Bailey of Claremont, N. II., nrc cxecutors. All the real and personal estate 1? left to the executors in trust for reinvestment, the . Income to go to the widow, Annie Ii. Bar rett. during her life, and at her death to the children. The will, dated October IS, provides that if at the death of the widow no children survive, the entire prop erty shall go to Dartmouth College. mi FOII PRESIDENCY Deeply Laid Plans of a Strong Syndicate. INITIAL STEP FOR BOOM A Reported Frick-Pennsy-Standard Oil Deal. PITTSBU3G PAPER FOR ORGAN President's Selection of the Senator tp Advocate Rate Legislation to Be Used as Leverage. Special to The Star. P1TTSBFRG, Pa.. February 17.?The deeply laid anil far-reaeliiug plant, of the Frick-Pennsylvania-Standard Oil syndicate to start a boom for Senator Knox for the presidency <>f the I'nited states -were In augurated here today. The desertion of Director of Public Works E. M. Bigelow and the efatlre force of Ills department fruin the ranks of George N. Guthrie, the demo crat reform candidate for mayor, to the standard of A. M. Jenkinson, the candidate of the republican organization backed by the Frick syndicate, was the initial step in the Knox boom. Jenkinson. if elected, will become the ostensible head of the Knox boom in west ern Pennsylvania. Director Bigelow's de sertion of the Guthrie forces marks the union of the two most powerful political rings in Alleghany county, the citizens of which he is the recognized leader, and the regular republican organization, lt d by ex State Senator William Flinn. in addition to turning over the votes of the employes of his department to the Frick syndicate, Bigelow brought to its coffers a big cam paign fund, which he has been collecting ostensibly for Guthrie. Paper for Frick Combination. The second step in the Knox program will he taken Monday, when the Pittsburg Leader, the most powerful afternoon paper in the city, will be formally turned over to the Frick combination, which purchased it several weeks ago. It has been a stanch supporter of Guth rie, but from now on its columns will be devoted to pushing the presidential pros pects of Mr. Knox, in anticipation of this move a new afternoon democratic organ will make its appearance in Pittsburg the first of March. President Roosevelt's selection of Senator Knox to represent the views of the admin istration on the Hepburn rate bill has given the Knox boomers In Pittsburg a tre mendous leverage, of which they immedi ately take advantage It will be pointed out so that the entile country may see. that so unusual and signal an honor conferred on the Junior senator from Pennsylvania unmistakably marks him out as the man who is President Roosevelt's logical suc cessor. Backed by Powerful Interests. As opposed ro the Influence that may he behind the boom for Kllhu Root for the presidency, Mr. Knox will have lined up behind him the <"assatt, Harrlman and Hill railroad interests, the Standard Oil and the steel corporation, the powerful private financial interests such as are represented by Henry Frick and the Mellons and the solid support of the republican ma chine of Pennsylvania, of which, since the downfall of Israel W. Durham, Knox is already the tacitly recognized leader. Simultaneously with the open proclama tion of the Knox boom in western Penn sylvania, a Philadelphia organ, whose owners are part of the syndicate which has purchased the Pittsburg Leader, will begin the Knox propaganda in the eastern end of tile state, while delegations in the legis lature from Alleghany county and Phila delphia who will be under complete control of the state republican organization, will pave the way foi Knox's successor In the Seriate. This on the most reliable authority is the program that the big political corporate Interests In this state have been carefully working out for more than a year, and the fierce mayoralty campaign In Pittsburg, which closes tonight with every prospect of the election of Jenkinson. signalizes what I* probably the first victory won by the Frick combination. KEEPING THEIR COUNSEL. Miners' Committee Give Out No Re port of Work. NEW YORK, February 17.?The anthra cite mine workers' committee of seven, en gaged in drafting the demands to be made of the mine operators, was in conference here today from 10 o'clock this morning until &:;t0 this afternoon with a short re cess for lunch. There was no report given out as to the progress that has been made or when the committee expects to conclude its work, though It Is generally thought that the formal demand? will be ready for presen tation to the, operators' committee early next week. The miners' committer will be In session tomorrow. AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY WILL ABANDON HAZING IMPORTANT ACTION BY THE ACADEMY CLASS OF 1907. Special I>l*;>;it,h to Tlic Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md., February 17.?The class of lixi. of the Naval Academy, which since Monday last has been the senior c'ass at the institution, has passed resolutions voluntarily abandoning the practice of haz ing. These will be laid before the commit tee of Congress which is investigating af fairs of the Naval Academy. The third class is expected to take similar action. It Is generally agreed that this action is the death blow to hazing, as class feeling Is very strong at the Naval Academy, and it would be impossible to keep up the practice against sentiment of the class. T Ik* midshipman officers are all members of the class which has just taken action, and they are responsible directly for the discipline of the under classmen. It will be impossible for hazing to exist If the mem bers of the class really try to prevent it. No More Winking at Hazing. Heretofore midshipmen on duty undoubt edly winked at hazing, as they did at fight ing. but Admiral Sands, superintendent of the academy, has had several interviews with the members of the class and has im pressed upon them the obligation which they are under to carry out regulations in all particulars. Th?* class has accepted his views of the matter without question. It is believed that the midshipmen are ab solutely sincere in this matter and that there is no evasion or equivocation In the statement of their resolution. Midshipman Churchill Humphrey of Louisville, Ky? Is president of the class, and the midshipman commander, the rank ing midshipman officer is Arthur W Frank of Mobile. Ala. THE GROSVENOR CONTEST. Withdrawal of Candidate Latest Sen sation in Ohio District. Special Dispatch to Thi> Star COH'MBrs, Ohio. February 17.?The riot ous proceedings in the Meigs county con vention today in which Orosvenor and anti Grosvenor republicans clashed was followed here this evening by the formal announce ment by E. S. Martin of Perry county of his withdrawal from the race for the re publican nomination for Congress against Gen. Orosvenor, alleging ill health as the reason. Martin, who Is now representing his county In the Ohio house of representatives, hail been looked upon as the chief opponent of Orosvenor- and most probable choice of the antl-Orosvenor republicans. It had been predicted that the only chance Gen. Gros venor had to get the nomination of his party lay in the probability of a disagree ment between the friends of Martin and Douglass of Chilllcothe as o which should lead the Orosvenor opposi tion- It Is therefore a question as to wheth er. Martin s withdrawal will aid or injure Orosvenor s chances. njure POWDER PLANT EXPLOSION. Three Men Killed and Twenty Girls Injured in Missouri. LOUISIANA, Mo.. February 17.?Three m?n wero killed and twenty girls were slightly injured today by an explosion at the Hercules powder plant. The three men killed were employes of the plant, and all lived in Hamilton, Mo. The explosion occurred in the new punching house, and the debris from th's structure demolished the old punching house, where a number of women and boye punching dynamite Into molds by hand. 1 he punching of dynamite In the new house In which the explosion occurred done by machinery. Arlington Young Woman Arrested. special Dlajmtcb to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md., February 17. A young woman who gave the name of Miss Ada N. Garner, and who said she came here from Arlington. Va.. Is held at the western police station on the charge of shoplifting. She was arrested this after noon In a large department store and a quantity of goods was found secreted in her clothing when searched at the station. THE STAR TODAY. The Star today consists of six parts, as follows: Pag??. Part I -News ltf Part 1! Editorial 12 Part ill -Magazine 20 Part 1V -Women's and lxx*al Features 8 Part V Sports and Miscellaneous 4 Part VI?Comic Section .. 4 Part One. Page. Justice Peckham Talks to Mutual Committee. 1 Senator Knox for the Presldeucj* 1 Search for Shanghaied Crews 1 Rescue of Boys Prom Tenderloin 1 The Hungarian Crisis 2 Notable Wedding at the White House 2 Tribute Paid to Secretary Root 2 George W ashington's Birthday Plans 3 Around the City 3 The Old Franklin Spring 3 Out-of-Date Titles at G. P. 0 5 The Pope on French Church an J State........ 5 A Discussion of Irish Home Rule 6 Stories of Base Ball Players 0 High Life Marriages (> New York a City Ever Crowded. By W. E. Curtis 7 Notes of Schools and Colleges 8 | Congressional Side Show 0 Alexandria to Celebrate February 2'4 10 Union Printers' Home to Be Enlarged 11 Army and Navy News 11 Now* of the Nelghlwning States 12 Waste Caused by Public Documents 13 Local items 10 Part Two. Page The Girl You Would IJke to Be 1 Society 2-3 Editorial Comment 4 Fifty Years Ago In The Star 4 The Conference at Algeciras 4 Answers to Correspondents 4 In the Realm of Higher Things ft Know Thyself (Sermon) 5 The Theater 6-7 Part Three. Page SIR NIGEL: A COMPANION TO THE WHITE COMPANY. BY SIR ARTHUR OONAN DOYLE 9 Lure of the City: Hofie of the Irrigated West as an Offset. By Edward Everett Hale, L.L. I> 3 Who Held *:he 'Phone: Was It the Dreamer or the Business Man Who Heard the Maid en's "Yes?" By Carolyn Wells 5 Cow and Nupercow: The "New Education Idea" Hw>h*i?s in a Wave of Enthusiasm Over the Hopkins Pasture. By Martha S. Bensley 7 Jolly Fph Attends a Party: A Furred Practi cal Joker Who Had Fun with the Miners. By John Allen Horusby 11 IndWtns* Us* of Language. By Franklin Welles Calkins 12 "Ringing OH' tlie Rust:" True Story of a Col lege Prank. By Ernest Inger.vol! 13 Part Four. Page. In Fashion's Realm 2-3 In Fashion's Realm 2 ( New York Styles In Coats 2 Paris Fashions in Evening Gowns 2 Spring Suggestions in Winter Costumes 3 Practical Housekeeper's Own Page 4 Politics In England \ I'ncJe Main's Chain of Lighthouses ft The Tonic of Politics. By Kate Masterson.., 6 The ftoperstitions- of Medicine tt How George Washington Spent Ills Birthdays. <J Sunday Star's Photographic Contest 7 Two Yaofcee (lirtt. 7 Head of Revolution a Russian Aristocrat 0 Part Five. Latest Racing News Golf at Palm Beach On Loral Bowling Alleys Reform In College Athletics I Close Race for Chess Trophy llound-iip of Toot, at Sew Orleans 2 Coining Dog Show 2 Local Athletes Hard at Work 2 Finance and Trade of the World... 3 At the Cartoonist* See the News 4 The Yellow Danger; The Story of the World's Greatest War. By M. P. Sblel 4 News of the Local National Guard 4 Part Six. Pag* WiMIe Cot# hj the Role of Mttle George W... 1 Uncle George Washington Bta?> 9 "Bob"?He's Always to Blame 2 Hit Pan Was HU Fortune..., a Little Abe Oornoib and the Plugged Penny.. S Prince Errant:: He Qctteth JVotn One Scrape Into AnottitT 4 "W?*?"?The Dof tl*t Adopted a Man..,.., 4 MILITARY BALLOONING DIRIGIBLE BALLOON A PROBLEM IN THE NEXT GREAT WAR. Spf'i in 1 Cablegram to The Star. LiONDON, February 17.?Field Marshal Sir George White presided at the Royal United Service Institution this week when Col. Capper, R. E., lectured on military ballooning. Col. Capper s:iid that the dirigible balloon waila problem that would have to be faced In the next great war. Lebaudy's balloon in France, which had gone forty miles in two and one-half hours, and for which a speed of twenty-five miles an hour had been claimed, had shown that such balloons could in light winds proceed to desired points and return. When one could journey 5??) miles and stay in the air twenty-four hours, the dirigible balloon would undoubt edly be a factor of great importance in war. Another Important phase of aerial locomo tion which in the near future might prob ably have to be reckoned with, was the propelled aeroplane, or motor-driven kite. Valuable experiments had been made with these, and some he knew had met with so much success that in a few years they might expect to see men moving swiftly through the air on single surfaces. Just as a gliding bfcd moved. Difficult to Reach With Shells. Such machines would move very rapidly, probably never less than twenty up to one . hundred miles an hour, and nothing but the heaviest storms would stop them. They would be small and difficult to hit, and their range of operations would be very large, partly owing to their great pace and ability to move actually as the crow flies and partly because they would be able to carry fuel sufficient for long journeys, the power required to drive them at high ve locities being comparatively small. These developments of ballooning were no longer the wild dreams of lunatic inventors, but serious problems of great and Immedi ate Interest. When they become fully de veloped war would be so Immediately brought to the door of the citlzcn?just as it was now brought to coast dwellers by the navies of the world?that it would become among civilized nations a calamity far more I real and far more dreaded than ever at present, so that in the end It was probable that the aeronaut might prove to be the great peacemaker of the world. MINERS RENDERED HOMELESS. Fifteen Houses Burned at Niverton, Md.?Loss, $30,000. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND. Md., February 17.? Eighteen double houses at Niverton, in the Meyersdale field, about fifteen miles north of Frostburg. this county, were burned last night and the families of thirty-six miners were rendered homeless. They were the property of the W. K. Niver Coal Company, controlled by Baltimoreans. The flames started in the house occupied by John Durst, who was at work In the mines, and It Is believed the fire was caused by a defective kitchen range. Superinten dent John Lochrie stated that the town was practically blotted out within an hour after the blaze started, but some of the families saved their furniture, and arrangements were made to house nearly all the homeless. Niverton is on the Salisbury branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The loss is about $30,000. MONT FELEE QUIET. But Earthquake Was Almost General In West Indies. ST. GEORGE, Island of Grenada, B. W. I., February 17.?Two prolonged, though slight shocks of earthquake, corresponding in time with those felt In the Island of St. Lucia, were experienced here Friday. There were frequent detonations heard during the nlffbit. FORT DE FRANCE, Island of Martin ique, Friday, February 18.?A severe shock of earthquake was felt here at 1:40 o'clock p.m. today, which was followed by three slight disturbances. Tne undulations cracked the walls of buildings. No detona tions were heard. Mont Pelee is ?uiet. BOARDED 20B VESSELS Cutter Windom's Search for Shanghaied Crews. RESULT GREAT SURPRISE i Not a Single Case of 111 Treatment Revealed. j VESSELS SCUGFT. N-OT FOUND i Search Started From Information by Austrian Ambassador Here?One Captain Bonded to Appear. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md.. February 17.?After boarding about 200 vessels in the lower Chesapeake bay In the search of shang haied crews the revenue cutter Windom. ?<"apt. George McConneU, arrived at Chase's wharf today. On board the Windom mak-^ lng the search were I'niled State* Marshal Morgan Treat, Deputy Marshal Benditt and I'nlted States I 'istriet Attorney Alfn Potts, all of Virginia. The search was made for the oyster ves sels Upshur Q. Leroy and the Marietta. While the vessels sought were not found, oyster boats were boarded by tiie marshal, j who asked the crews if they had any grlev j ances, and, if they had, to speak up. as he was t hert? to offer them protection. There was not a single case where the captains were accused of ill-treatment or abuse of the. men. 'r'he conditions were a surprise to the Virginia officers, who were informed that the utmost cruelty prevailed among the oyster vessels in Virginia waters. Capt. March of the schooner Ruth I.-. for whom a warrant was held by the Virginia officials, was found and bonded to appear before the court on charges of cruelty to his crew. Capt. Justice Arrested. The search was started from information received by the Austrian ambassador at Washington. D. C., for the arrest- of Capt. Justice of the skipjack Daniel. The vessel was found in Monroe creek, near Colonial Beach. Capt. Justice gave bond of $1,000 to appear before the May lerrri of court at Richmond, Va. The crew aboard was not the same who made the original complaint, but the sec ond crew also made complaint that they were being badly treated, and Thomas Cun ningham, one* of the crew, was taken aboard the Windom by the officers and held as a witness against ('apt. Justice when the case comes before the court. On the second cruise of the Windom it was learned that Capt. Justice had taken the second complaining crew ashore at Co lonial Beach, where they were taken before a ma'gistrat*? and made affidavit that they had not been badly treated nor abused wiilie aboard the Daniel. They were then paid off and dismissed. Capt. Justice re shipped another crew and continued dredg ing All the Virginia officers left the Win dom at West Point. STANDARD OIL ACQUIRES ROAD. Purchase Reported of Controlling Stock of Wisconsin Central. Spwlnl Dlepatch to Tbe Star, ST. PAUL, Minn., February 17.?It was learned today, through an officer of the Wisconsin Central railroad, that the Standard Oil Company has acquired a controlling interest in that road, and is financing the extension from Ladysmith. Wis., to Superior and Dulutli.^and Is also financing the extension of the Duluth, Rainy River and Winnipeg road, which extends through the iron ore range, in which the Rockefeller interest owns a large area. John D. Rockefeller is said to have per sonally directed this project, which has, it is understood, brought the Wisconsin Central under his control by the pur chase of stock. It is alleged that aJl the Northern lines, the United States Steel Company's road, the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific have refused to haul the iron ore of the Rockefeller mines, and that the purchase of the Wisconsin Cen tral or a controlling Interest in the road is for the purpose of getting an outlet to the ports of Lake Superior, Milwaukee and Chicago. That John D. Rockefeller or the Stand ard Oil interests are back of the deal Is positively dfeserted by the best legal au thority representing both the railroad and Jhe Rockefeller interests. McCALL VERY LOW. Family Near at Hand for Summons at Any Moment. LAKEWOOD, N. J., February 17 -Late ; tonight Mr. McCall was reported as being very low, but it is believed that he will live throughout the night. Early this even ing he had a slight rally, but this was fol lowed by a sinking spell. i All the members of tbe family are present > tonight and they expect to be summoned to J Mr. McCall's bedside at any moment. With i Mrs. McCall are her five eons and her I daughters, Mrs. Darwin P. King ley and i Mrs. Robert McClure. I RESCUE Of THE BOYS Discoveries Made on Trip in "Red Light" Section. DEMAND - FOR RIGID LAWS Pictures of Human Deprp.\ ity Dis closed to View. LADS- OVERCOME BY LIQUOR Christian Workers Unit-? in Crusade Against Inadequate Regulations---*?- ? Data for Future Use. A movement against certain alms?* al leged to have grown up <>f late in t lie "red light" quartet of Washington was IntUgnriM Inst night, with th'i> vim ft having laws enacted t-> protect the >m munity against them It Is understood that several men h'gh in oelal and offi cial life in tills city are behind the move ment and that affidavits of reputable wit nesses representing e- ting condition* will l>e submitted to t ie proper authori ties. A crusade was made in the disreputable section of the city mxm'i of Pennsylvania ?mow Mwatn 19 o'i lock and 12 o'cio k last niKht by Christian worker headed by Rc\ Jan.' s M laiti. ?? .1 a picture- ofhnri'i: >i > .; . ness.-iI t li?;m w i i: . i ? . , - ments in favor ?>f a 1 .'i al < ! in; e in t ?; present conditions In that ?? ality. Talking with a Stir repot!'T after they had mad" the r- f ?? ? * ,? ? \i . IJlOc and one of !?' . . : ? ijv ^ i:d so.no of Me -l^i fn 1 .a ? : - ?atfon were prfMnO) inrtesi rilnhlf "t Mir principal pur| ' s .I< 1 ti.e mia. ter. "was to see to wh it extent l??> s ;? ??? quented the sinful pin. ? . ,t .1 1 !1 you ju nil frankness that ' id m ??f th? mother* iital father- set Tj their ? w: <r< we miv them the J MaU go .11 force to the Dis till t Commissioners it: it de:n ind tl-at ther?i he 11 radical chang. made In the conditio! * Which pri vail -in tin- iie;.ra\- d quarter. Under Influence of Liquor. By actual count, we saw twenty-i n? boys. ranging In ago from fourteen to six teen years, in the red-light section A number <>f these lads w< re more or :< ?? under the lnfiuein >- of liquor. At 13th and C streets northwest we came across a crowd of six boys, teiween fifteen ami sev enteen > ears of age. They were standing on the slret corner drinking from a bottle of whisky. One of our party stupptd to get a'good look al Un youihful ItNkn when 11 little fellow sans: out: "What are you looking at"" acenmt>ihy fng the remsrk with an - a h. and putting up his lists us if to attack lilm. "My son." said the gentleman, in a kind ly tone. "I am pained to see one so young as you in such a place and drinking that vile stuff." With this remark he handed the hoy a tract, and the little fellow hid his face In his hands ntfd walked away, as if Hshameil of himself. At a dance house on C street, where the Inmates were engaged In wild orgies, ac cording* to Mr. I.ittlc. the door was opened in respone to the rapping of three boys, and they were admitted by a half-clad woman. In front of another bagnio the Christian crusaders found a nice-lookliig boy. who confessed to being the son of a Baptist min ister of the gospel. When the Rev. Mr. Utile offered to pray with the lad he con sented, and. with tears in his eye*. left the locality, promising to go home to his mother, who. he said, had no idea he was In such a place. Other boys, some of them reeling drunk, were found by the party of Investigators, and in several instances revolting-looking females were endeavoring to ciwx them Into their resorts. Messenger Boys Admitted. Mr. I.ittle has also learned that many, messenger boys are admitted to the places in the disreputable quarter. Several of u>i lids questioned last night admitted that "they had deceived their parents about where they were going to spend the evening One. group of boys said they were employed at a big department store In this -ity. Mr. Little and his fellow Investigators say the information they obtained in their cru sade last night will be placed In the hands of influential citizens tomorrow, with''the view of having action taken, and that they will also call MaJ. Sylvester s attention to the conditions. fMr. utile has opened a HHUI -nlsi-lon at 1114 C street northwest, and says .e hopes to lie instrumental In saving many bojfc from the fate which threatens them. MOCK ROOSEVELT WEDDING. Trouble at Bates' College Over Girl Seniors' Escapade. Special Dispatch to The Star. LKWISTON, Me , February 17 ?Consid erable scandal and gossip has been caused by the mock Roosevelt-Longworth wedding of Bates College girl seniors a few days ago, when some of the students dressed ilk men's clothes, and with a mock bride and groom went through an Imitation of the ceremony which look place at the Whit* House today. As a result of th? affair Miss Caroline K. Ubby, instructor in French and dean or the new girl's dormitory, has tendered her resignation. In addition a student com plained that the affair was sacreligious, in asmuch as the entertainment Included danc ing, and the entire program was for the benefit of delegates to the Young Women's Christian Association conference at Silver Bay. An order has been issued by the faculty . prohibiting dancing by the girls after a 1 future entertainments. Shot and Killed by Girl. CHARLOTTE. N. C? February 17.-At JO o'clock tonight H. V. Stack, aged twenty-five, a flagman on the Southern railway, was shot and insaantly killed by a fourteen-year-old jjlrl named Hannon, at Concord, N C. Stack came to Concord recently from Birmingham. Ala. In com pany with another young man he had been at the house earlier in.- the night. He re turned to get a muffier he had left and was denied admittance. He went to the girl's window and was shot in the breast. The girl, together with a sixteen-year-old sister and. her father, was arrested and placed in jail. Eastern League Schedule. BUFFALO. N. Y? February 17 ? The schedule .committee of the Eastern League met here today. The schedule prepared by President Harry L. Taylor was revised and will be submitted at the league meeting to ae called in about three weeks. The sea ion will open In the latter part of Aprli Mid 1*0 gajaes will be played.