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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS
3en. Story's Important Mission
to the Far East.
Maj. Gen John P. Story, retired, for
?nerly chief of artillery, has gone to the
? ir east, by order of the Secretary of War.
??n a highly important mission. One pur
?o?e of his trip is to select sites In the
'hllipplne Islands for the construction of
lofenslve works, and another is to visit
he artificial Island erected by order of the
Japanese government in the Bay of Toklo
or the defense of the important city of
hat name. This island Is provided with
he most powerful guns of modern con
traction and its presence is said to make
i'oklo almost invulnerable to attack from
he sea. If these fortifications are all they
re represented to be. it is planned to build
i fortified artificial Island near the Vir
ginia capes for the better defense of the
ntrance to Chesapeake bay and the pro
ection of Washington. Baltimore and other
itles reached by that Important body of
Qualified Gunners at Fort Myer.
Maj. Gen. Wade, commanding the Atlantic
? ivlslon. has Issued a general order an
nouncing the following list of gunners of
eld artillery- at Fort Myer, Va., found
lualified at the recent examination, the
tames being given In the order of merit:
?1rl1r'' Plrat-claas gunners: Private
? ^ i< ,ii?" Private *'? A Stephens, Prlr.tr
M Berthiaume. Private J. K. Burke, Corporal
?I. '? Iviii*. I rival? It H Watt, Private ('. A
v.ikIbI . Private W Fink. Private i'. IbrMiau
rlva-f J !? Iialj Private V. K. Cone, Private
'? ? ? Private P JiKige. O'nairal II. Zlmi
rlvHte \\ II. Brrml anil Private T. Ilavla.
Second clan* gunners: Private U. K. Brown
?rporal K H Jsrrhow. Privates |i A. Murpliv'
Annul, s Heinle.-f.>li. J M. o'Krlen. J Huff
ian iin.1 V r Hogan. Artificer It. It. Terrell,
rlvate* I. .\ I'ini ml. I'. KrUamn Cortioial W
ianaetierg, I'rlvatea J. \V Meager, W. I. Iiown
? 'I. J II. Hlchter. I1 \ittra, nn.| J. K. Smeltzer:
? ?r^Hiral I' l" Barton, Privates C. Klckritg J L
l,,rn, ami M Farrell ArtlB -.r \V. Ijiwaon. Pri
ates J. Jarolm, 1. ii liara. I F. Froelick ami VV
fourth Bstterj KlrM ela? giinnera: Private K.
i I^lgler, Corporal H I*, iteiuier. l'llvate* A. Mr
"rlejr anil T .1 Kenuey, First Sergt \v !?'
amen Privates I: Fielding him] II (J. Ewlng.
?rixiral I,. Tire Private* T. J. Hughe*. II. Kelly
"I W. A Mil. hell.
Seenod-elara ^miners Ser^-t. J. Schuster, I'rl
??ites II II. ttheiniun. K. W. Dorsett, 11. U Kos
??11. A. B. Tranli. J. J I.mm. \V. F. Wellner G.
laker <; I lluiier mii<1 II a Bradford. Musician
.1 I'. Hai - .11 Private J H. Burke. Musician J.
...Mioi-kv, Privatea J. W It. I.*rts, ft' 11 tjreene
II. liartuian. U J. Maynard ami J Wolf.
Plans of Defense.
Col. XT t'aln, military secretary, has
vrlttcn to the commanding general, Fa
flc div :..n. at San Francisco, defining the
. esponsibillty for the preparation of "plans
jf def? use, In which he said: "In re
pons! tu ji ur letter of February 23 last,
tatlng that the question had been raised
y inspectors and department commanders
.s to where the responsibility rests for
ne preparation of the 'plans of defense" re
erred to In paragraph 31' of the provisional
?rill regulations for coast artillery, Vnited
State* army, and that, in the absence ot
peel Hi Instructions from the War IJepart
aent yuu have assumed that tile responsi
illlt> tests with the division commander,
: have the honor to inform you that the
onclunions reached hy you in the premises,
Melng correct, art approved by the Secre
tary of War."
Jurisdiction Over Guantanamo.
A murderous assault, made by a civil
?mploye (an American) engaged upon the
irmy fortification works at Guantanamo,
,'uba, upon another civilian (an English
man), has had the effect to raise the Ques
tion of legal Jurisdiction over that naval
?ase. There are no courts or even police
it Guantanamo. and the nearest 1'nlted
States court Is In Florida. The Attorney
vieneral has been called on to state where
the offender shall be tried. When the
tuectlon of jurisdiction is determined a
-mall military guard will be placed at the
<tation to look after the army properties,
while the naval works will he cared for as
it present by a small detachment of ma
Prize Marksmen of the Army.
The complete records of rifle, pistol and
?arblne firing of the U. S. army for lOOft.
which have Just been published, show Abra
ham Hill, a Sergeant In the 24th Infantry,
stationed in the department of Dakota,
to be the best shot in the army The per
centage of possible shots made hy him on
r"1e' ftre an?l skirmish fire was
?*>.33. The three others next after him
>ni the list were: ("apt. Rufus K. Longan.
ilth Infantry, department of Missouri
Sergeant William A Cantrell, ftth Infantry'
<4 *>i, Otto S H.ihn, sergeant In 2d Cavalry
department of Luton, 81.67.
Bids for Two Battleships.
There is much speculation among naval
offlclala as to the result of the opening of
bids n?xt Saturday for the construction of
the battleships South Carolina and Mlchl
an. I he bidding will lie conllned to six
flrms-the Bath Iron ^orks. the 1'nlon
Iron Works, the Fore River Company, the
t ompany. the New York Siilpbuild
"Ig Company and the Newport News Shlp
. ullding C ompany.
New Governor of Moros.
At the request of the Philippine commis
sion. Hrlg. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, command
ng the department of Mindanao, has been
detailed to perform the civil duties of gov
l.u?X,,?i. ,he .M,0.r0 Province, in addition to
his military duties.
Gone to the Philippines.
The military secretary is advised that the
tnuiaport Thomas has .ailed from Han
MC? ?,r, nlIa- rhlIi-P'ne Islands,
1 aut Mr w,?"OWlnK n"?tary passengers:
%Ji.i !Sl"od>. pay department; Lleuts
i'ntfni ?,rr>8' Khrnheck. Corps of
iengineers: Prunty. 4th; Balrd. Hili Cavalry
azlr.rc. 1st. I,err. 21st; 1^ Garde 24th [n
Si*ou/s ' hd<?u Td Prtl,er""1. Philippine
outs, ,i hospital corps men- ft ca?ual? i
irmy nurses, female. casuals, j
To Command Maneuver Camps
Orders have been issued at the War De
yartment assigning Brig Gen. John W
ilubb to the command of the maneuver aimp
to be held at < "hlckamauga Park. Ga vice
;en. W P nuvall. relieved; assigning'Brig
7D;J ""KtRnt WUliams to the command
f the i amp to be held near Fort li \
nd"? ' U vonV"K- vkv Bubb, relieved
a ?signing urig. i-.en. Frederick Funston
?nLSkeanwthM<amP l? he ht"ld at Ameri
elleveU ashlngton. vice Gen. Williams.
Better Care of Tools.
Maj. Gen. Wade, commanding the Atlan
lc division at New Vork. having noted the
,at ln '?an>' cases tools have been
Not Applicable to Artillery Officers.
By order of the Secretary of War tl?
Provisions or th,. iate recJt ^
W6 will not apply ,o ofllcers of coast
aoV'tX T/n >,rV "rtUlcry 'roow win
c^ps'of instruction " lh" '"""-ver
Issue of Range Finders.
' Gen. Bell, chief of stafT, has Issued a gen
eral order announcing that on? Weldon
. aiige finder will he Issued to each com
any of Infantry and engineers and to ea?h
troop of cavalry.
A Naval Dilemma.
Hie Navy Department has two useless
forelgr.-built ships which it desires to dis
pose of. but cannot soli because they are
.ot of American registry, and It is lmposst
! le to have them regLnered in this country
without legislation. These vessels are the
ship ( ulgoa and the transport
United States Marines.
Marine Corps Orders.
Col. Randolph Dicklns, from duty ln
oh*rge of recruit ng district at Baltimore,
* Jit J* Jt Jt,
Lansburgh & Bro.,
420-26 7th St.
417-25 8th St.
Beauty Blooms dir Wash Suits
Fresh, crisp stock of summer specials?tub suits and waists that are very fetching in styles, fabrics and prices. *
Very beautiful, these?very becoming and very useful, too. What woman ever had too many ?
You can find good use for one of these?or several, perhaps. Choosing is easy and buying pleasant, because you have such wide range
of materials and prices.
You can look for and find nothing to compare with these:
Women's Coat Suits of
White Cannon Cloth.
Box coat, strap across back, colored collar
and cuffs. Circular flare skirt, plaited front.
Value, $8.50. Special?
Women's Eton Jacket
Suits of Cannon Cloth.
In light blue, pink and white. Jacket trim
med with lace insertion; short sleeve, tucked
and trimmed to correspond. Circular flare
skirt, trimmed with lace. Value, $7.50. Spe
Women's White Lawn
Shirt Waist Suits.
Waist fastened in back, full blouse front,
trimmed with fine tucks and lace insertion;
short sleeve, tucked cuff, finished with lace.
Five-gore, full-flare skirt, trimmed with folds.
Value, $6.98. Special?
Women's White India Silk
Open back, full blouse front, trimmed with lace inser
tion and tucks. Short sleeve, trimmed to correspond.
Value, $5.00. Specicd?
Women's "Peter Pan" Shirt
Of fancy madras; white ground, black figures, and all
white striped madras, with hemstitched ties, short sleeve1
and pearl buttons. Value, $2.00. Special?
Women's "Peter Pan" Shirt
Waists of White Lawn.
Box plait or embroidery down front; colored tic.
Value, $2.50. Special?
White Fabrics for Summer Days.
??=?i!nid Esgiht=a!nid pretty, too. Our white fabrics are'always ideal = 5m
excellent taste aod perfect style.
What's better, perhaps, are the low prices. Far Cower than amy we kmow of for qualities as
These few words totally fail to do justice to these ffabrics=='tis better to come amd see them.
25c. Swiss Mull, 18c.
42 inches wide ; fine, sheer White Swiss Mull;
for summer dresses; only about 400 yards, so
will not last long. Be on hand early. Yard
40c. Sheer French Lawn, 25c.
This superior quality we 'mport in large quanti
ties, which allows us to sell at such a low figure; will p?
wash perfectly. This case only at the small price of, ^ J ^ t
35c. Persian Lawn, 25c.
Silk finish, fine and sheer; 32 inches wide. One of
the best sheer white fabrics to launder made. Spe
cial, this lot only, yard
35c. Dotted Swiss, 25c.
This very beautiful and popular imported white dress fabric is
so much in demand that to keep a line of anv one
quality is almost an impossibility. We have this line l"
in all size dots, including the pin dot; worth 35c. This
50c. Sheer Linen Lawn, 37J4c.
500 yards of fine, sheer White Linen Lawns, 36 inches wide;
every thread pure linen; the kind so much ^
wanted for waists and suits. Special for this J .
lot, yard ' ^
40=Inch India Linen, 12J4c.
One case 40-inch-wide superior quality, fine
This lot to go
and sheer. A real 19c. kind,
at, per yard
Eighth Street Annex.
32=1 nch St. Gall Swisses.
Our own importations, including all the new dotted and embroidered designs.
Dotted?a Yard, 25c. to 75c. Embroidered?a Yard, 39c. to 98c.
A Splendid Showing of Light=Weight Woolens.
CREAM PANAMA 20
pieces All-wool i^ream
Panama; very stylish;
worth GOc. They'll fairly fly out tomor
row at, per yard, 50c.
In medium and dark
gray; full 60 Inches
wide; will not crush; all wool; $1.00
value. Special, yard, 88c.
a a /-vo CREAM POPE
A L VcSC SERGE no-Inch extra
? quality. Cream Pope
Imperial and Surah Serge For a day
only $1.30 serge Is, per yard. 98c.
Cream Mohair Sicil
ian, Cream Mohair
Brllllantlne, Cream Batiste, Cream
Nun's Veiling, Cream Cashmere and
Cream Albatross. Worth 80c. To be
sold tomorrow at, yard. 89c.
ALL-WOOL A L B A
TROSS, cardinal, gar
net, brown, navy,
gray and tan; only one piece each.
About 800 yards to go at the special
price of, yard, 29c.
88-lnch Gray Mix
tures; all wool; In
three shades of gray. These are staple
tSOc. fabrics. To go special, per yard,
86 AND 40-1 N C H
CHECKS. 25 pieces
Black and White Pret
ty Shepherd Checks. These make splen
did outing dresses or waists; some are
80 Inches and some are 40 Inches wide;
worth 85c. Tomorrow, special, yard,
Shepherd Check Suit
ings, In black and white and blue and
white; worth 75c. Reduced to, per
At 79c. VOILE. Colors are
cream, light blue, gray,
Alice, navy, brown, green, tan, red. old
rose, etc.; worth $1.00. Special, yard,
SERGES. One case
All-wool Storm Serge; made of good,
hard-twisted yarn; non-c. unliable; per
READ'S S I L K -
A R P LANS
DOWNE. A new
shipment Just received, and will go on
sale tomorrow. 100 colors, including
navy, brown, cream, tan. red, green,
gray; also checks; splendid for travel
ing dresses; per yard, $1.25.
We are selling the best adjust
able Screens made?hard wood?
slide easily?best steel wire.
Height. Closed. Open. Price.
15 inch. 20 inch. 33 inch. 20c.
18 inch. 20 inch. 33 inch. 25c.
24 inch. 20 inch. 33 inch. 27c.
24 inch. 22 inch. 37 inch. 30c.
$2.00 Finest Japanese
Size 36x72; most exquisite
woven designs ever shown; made
with silk insertion. Special for
$2.00 Tamative Summer
Most attractive stripes, in
three shades of green, blue, pink,
red and yellow. People of aes
thetic taste appreciate this snow
$12 Japanese Matting.
Large and small carpet designs. Colors are green, red, garnet and
blue?the best quality. This line Includes a lot of white
goods with medallion effects. Roll of 40 vards vJ
$15 Fine China Matting.
116-warp and extra heavy weight?the kind that wears. Choio
of a large assortment of checks and stripes in red, | A
blue, green and combinations. Roll of 40 yards. .. ^ 1 vF
* .4 J* .?? JL .?*
of sheer lawn, in choice patterns Of pink,
blue. Persian and white;
cut full width and length;
yoke back and front.
sleeve and front trimmed
with plain white. Sire
44. ?V. value". Special....
Made of splendid quality SHEER
LAWN. In neat stripes nnd figures of
black and white. Full front, with pointed
yoke, neatly finished with small ruffln
and fine tucks; turn-over collar, edged
with lace. New sleeve; excellent width
skirt, with full deep flounce; low cor
set lining A cool and
for summer. Sizes. .14
4#. Regular price, $1.75.
of excellent quality STRIPED GING
HAM AND MADRAS, full width, finish
ed with deep clicular ruf
fle, full foundation, gored
at top on a Rr? nch yoke,
with draw strings. Length,
38-43. Regular price, 75c.
About twenty styles to select from;
made of extra fine quality nainsook,
cambric and mu.slin: high. V nnd round
neck; long and short sleeves richly
trimmed with Val. lace; hemstitched
tucks; others with fine em
broidery edging, beading
and ribbon; excellent
width and length; all sizes.
CORSET COVERS of fine quality long
cloth: full blouse, round neck; daintily
trimmed with double rows
of Val. lace front and
back: finished with rows of
beading and ribbon; sizes
CORSET COVERS.?A number of
splendid stvles of fine quality long cloth;
full blouse: round neck, stylishly trim
med with double rows of
fine lace insertion, beading
and ribbon: lace edge;
sizes 34?46; regular price,
A wonderful assortment of Muslin and
Cambric Petticoats, some with full um
brella and deep circular flounce of lawn,
with rows of cluster tucks, hemstitched;
others with rows of fine lace; a'so the
deep edging of flue em
broidery, foundation and
dust ruffles; full width;
lengths 38. 40, 42, 44 Spe
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^ Jt* afl At* W- M
Md., to command of marine barracks at
league Island, Pa., relieving Col. William
P. Biddle, who Is ordered to proceed to
Cftvlte, P. I., to command the 1st Brigade,
Vnfted States marines.
Capt. Harold C. Snyder, leave for one
Second Lieut. David M. Randall from
marine- barracks. League Island, Pa., to
the Franklin. Norfolk, Va.
Firtt Lieut. Samuel H. Glb?on, retired, to
assume charge of recruiting district at Bal
TO SEE GERMAN MANEUVERS.
Officers of the Army Designated to
Go to Berlin.
In addition to Brig Generals T H. Barry
and W. P. DuvalU who were designated
some time ago, Capt Peter E. Traub, 13th
Cavalry, and Capt. Herman C. Sehumm,
23th Field Battery, both stationed at Fort
Leavenworth, will go to Berlin to repre
sent the United States army at the Ger
man army maneuvers this year. The four
officers will leave this country early 1ft
August and will be Joined at Berlin by MaJ.
Joseph E. Kuhn of the Engineer Corps, who
is now In Europe on leave of absence. The
German maneuvers are to be he'd at Si
lesia between September 8 and 18. The
American officers will also be at Breslau
September 7, when the sixth corps of the
German army will have a grand parade.
PLANS OF THE ATLANTIC FLEET.
Route of the Summer Cruise Will Be
Much Like Last Year's.
The ships of the Atlantic fleet will follow
much the same route in their summer
cruise as was taken last year. Province
town, Mass., will be the headquarters, as
usual, but frequent visits will be made to
Newport. R. 1 . Rockport. Mass., and Hock
land, Me. The work will end with target
practice ofT Provincetown. Rear Admiral
Evans has not made any announcements
whatever as to where hie ships will be on
Sundays, and consequently the agitation
for and against Sunday l<ase ball at Prov
incetown is not warranted by any plant
made public by the Navy Department as to
where the men of the fleet are to pass their
Sundays during the cruise.
SCHOOL GARDEN WORK
CHILDREN TO EXHIBIT PBOOFS
OF THEIB SKILL.
Preparations have been made by those in
charge of the school gardens to give the
public an opportunity to examine the spring
planting by the children of the public
schools tomorrow from 4 to 7 In the after
noon on the grounds of the Department of
The garden Inclosure covers two and ?
half acres, bounded by 12th, 18th and B
streets northwest. The entrance Is most
easily reached from 12th street.
The gardens are th? result of th? offer
of land by the Secretary of Agriculture to
the board of education last winter for the
purpose of demonstrating the value of agri
cultural education In the public schools.
The colored schools were also given an
acre of land for the same purpose. A total
of 230 children has been enrolled this spring.
The schools selected to carry on the ex
Seriment were the sixth grade Bradley,
[lss Lillle Cohen, teacher; the fourth
grade Bradley, Miss Bowbeer; fifth grade
Jefferson, Miss Campbell; fifth grade
Franklin, Miss Dillon; fourth grade Jeffer
son, Miss Burden; second grade Frank
lin, Miss Breen.
Since the last week of April the children
have reported once a week for lessons.
The department began the 28th of April.
The first crop of radishes has been gath
ered this week. Lettuce and beans are now
The garden operations have been closely
followed by the teachers, who have related
them to the arithmetic, spelling, composi
tion and drawing of the class room wher
ever practical. This work will form a
most interesting part of the exhibit.
Beside the children's Individual garden
plot* there are grain plots, plots of fiber
plants and forage crops designed to assist
Jn teaching geography. One section has
been planted as suggestive to teachers of
rural schools. The instruction In rural
schools necessarily differs from that In the
city schools. The country child needs In
struction in making the farm productive
and better year after year with the least
expenditure of money. He needs to be
taught rotation of crops. So the model
school garden illustrates two-year and
three-year and four-year rotation oi
Closes Spring Term.
The exhibition closes the spring term.
The summer term will begin Monday. June
25. The work will be conducted as a vaca
tion movement for the children of South
Washington. It will be volunteer work on !
the part of the children and the teacher In j
charge. A nominal salary will be paid an
assistant for clerical work. A system
atic program has been arranged by which
time will be spent In cultivating the gar
den. in short lessons on the preparation
of the crops for man's use, and some time
in play, as the shaded places lend them
selves admirably to games.
A large majority of the children will Join
for the vacation term, thus retaining their
plots during the Bummer. Some, however,
fo to work or leave the city. The plots
hus vacated will be given to children in
the vicinity upon written application.
The public Is urged to make itself ac
quainted with this new movement. In case
of rain the date of exhibit will be an
nounced in the newspapers.
Victims of Recent Haverford Ex
plosion Now 11.
LIVERPOOL, England, June 16.?There
was another death today as the result of the
explosion June 14 on the steamer Haver
ford, bringing the total of the fatalities to
eleven. Several others of those Injured are
in a serious condition. The cause of the
explosion is still a mystery.
An inquest on the bodies of the Haverford
victims was opened today and adjourned un
til July 4. The government Inquiry will be
gin July 12.
Wilson Mlsner and his bride, formerly
Mrs. Charles T. Ytrrkea, are reported to
have again become reconciled at Chicago.
STATUE OF McCLELLAN
TO BE ERECTED AT COLUMBIA
BOAD AND CONN. AVE.
The equestrian statue of Gen. McClellan
Is to be erected In the government reserva
tion on Columbia road at the intersection
of Connecticut avenue In front of the High
lands, Instead of in the reservation on Con
necticut avenue at the intersection of N
street in front of the Church of the Cove
nant. the site originally selected. The
change of site was decided upon at a meet
ing of the McClellan statue commission
held In the office of the Secretary of War
The commission consists of Secretary
Taft, Senator Wetmore and Gen. Horatio
C. King of New York. In January last
the commission selected as a site for tho
McClellan statue the reservation on Con
necticut avenue In front of the Church of
the Covenant. Since then It has been ar
ranged to have the statue unveiled with
appropriate ceremonies on the 18th of Oc
tober next, during the thirty-seventh an
nual reunion of the Society of the Army of
The statue Is the work of Frederick Mac
Mcnnles the American sculptor, now in
Purls. It was cast in bronze-in the French
capital a short time ago, and accepted on
behalf of the United States government by
the United States consul general at Paris,
who was authorized to represent the statue
commission in the transaction. The statue
will be shipped to this city In ample time
for erection on the newly chosen site on
Washington Heights before the date set for
its dedication in October next.
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