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old lady was as coo! as ever. Ther. the tin roofer's hammer, to which evidence seems to point as the Instrument used by the mur derer. the two eand bags which were found In the house and a piece of Mrs. Kinrvan s broken skull were brought In. When that bit of bone was laid In Mrs. Stenton'fc hand she turned it over quietly, very much as an aotor would handle the skull In play- one said nothing ?'Did you strike your daughter with tms hammer'" asked the coroner. The old woman's quick temper flared up as she replied with another question, "How dare you suggest that I killed my daughter! I don't know how that hammer came be hind the bureau. Why do you bother roe. I know nothing about this murder. Taken to the Seen* of Murder. During the ?hort intermission that was taken early In the afternoon Mrs. Stenton gave some evidence of the indignation ?which questioning had aroused In her. Sev eral times she got up from her chair and walked around the room with nervous step". After a time she had to submit to more ' After their failure to elicit anything by direct questioning the coroner and the po lice decided to take Mrs St en ton to the scene of the murder In the hope that by taking her over the grounds they might get pom, information. They started with her in a carriage and drove to the old house at l*nh street. There Mrs. Stenton will ba led from room to room and a"*?}1 ^i-n questions as to the details of her life wt her daughter and of the circumstances pre ceding the crime. ELEMENT OF DOOBT MATTER OF APPOINTING BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSED. Absence of Court Member Raises Ques tion?Believed. However, Selec tions Will Not Be Delayed. Can the new board of education be ap pointed in the absence of Justice Anderson of the District Supreme Court? This ques tion is lielng freely discussed at the city hall In removing the appointing power from the District Commissioners Congress has not been sufficiently explicit In placing it, according to the opinion of some of the prominent members of the bar. Are the Justices sitting in general term of the District Supreme Court made the appointing power or are the members of the new board to be selected by six men, who for convenience are designated as the "Su preme Court judges of the District of Co lumbia?" The bill requires that the ap pointment shall be made by the "Supreme Court judges of tne District of Columbia." Some attorneys held that the appointments could only be made after a conference of the six Justices, one of whom. Justice An derson. Is traveling in Europe and is not expected to return until September 15. If this view should prevail the board could hardly get Into working order by the time set for the reopening of the schools) The law requires the board to organize before August 1. The attorneys who favor the view that the Judges are to act as the District Su preme Court In generai term assembled malr.taln that the appointments may be made by a quorum of the court, which by previous order of the court has been de . ided to comprise three of the Justices This arrangement would allow the board to be named shortly after July 1 and be fore the Judges separate for their vacations. A third opinion and the one that seems | to have the largest following Is that since the appointment of the board of education i Is not a Judicial function the power is con ferred upon the Justices collectively and j that the six of them or a majority, If all cannot be assembled, will have the right to name the persons who are to comprise the board. Chief Justice Clnbaugh declined to be In terviewed, but It Is rumored that the five justices, considering Justice Anderson's ab sence unavoidable, will meet on the return of Justices Barnard and Wright, who are at present out of the city, and announce their selections. A number of names of applicants have been presented to the justices, but the list will not be made public. JOIN A REGULAR PARTY. John Mitchell's Advice to the Miners. special IMxpatcli to The Star. W1 l.KF.9HARRE, >a., June 23.?Presi dent J-.hn Mitchell of the I'nlted Mine Workers Is advising the members of the union throughout the anthracite district, who are endeavoring to place labor union candidates In the legislature, not to form distinctive political parties as many of them are doing. He advises them Instead to have their candidates seek the nomina tion of some established party. He fears that If they form union parties Jealousies | may arise which will sap the strength of the union In nearly all of the legislative districts of Luzerno and l^aekawanna counties the mine workers have placed candidates In the Held, many of thani on a union work men's party ticket. GUILTY OF CRUELTY. Woman to Be Sent to Penitentiary for the Insane. PEORIA. IH . June 23 ?After a trial last ing two weeks. Mr* Mary I? McKinney of Alt Jo, 111., prominent In social and church circle*, was today found guilty of cruelty to Stella Grady, her ward, Mrs. MeJtlnney was found to be of unsound mind and was sentenced to two years In the Chester. 111., pei.Herniary fur the criminal Insane. The attorneys for Mrs. Mary I*. McKin ney will a>k for a new trial on the grounds that the verdict of the Jury was contrary to the slate law, which especially provides that an liisar.e person shall not be tried for the iijmmtMlon of a crime. The Jury followed the Instructions of the court in considering the question as to Mrs McKin ney * sanity. Mrs M Kinney Is out on $1,V*) bonds. Hhe will probably tie sentenced Monday. Hlie showed no emotion when the finding of the Jury waj? read. CITIZENS IN A PANIC. Fears of Another Massacre at Bialystok. ST PUTKR8BURlJ, June 23 ?Dispatches from Hialystok report that the citizens there ure panic-stricken, owing to uncon flrmable rumors that the excesses will be revived today. There is a general display of Ikons and crosses before the houses, to protert the inhabitant from attack. Pa trol" are to be seen everywhere and strict martial law Is enforced. Three men, two of w ? >m were Christians, were recently shot for falling to obey orders to halt. In St I'etersburg a sergeant of police was killed last night In the turbulent Narva district, which Is the center of an armed revolutionary organization. Improvements at Fort Myer. Arthur Cowatll of this city has been awarded the contract for the construction of an isolation hospital at Fort Myer, Va., at W1.UH1. The plumbing will be done by the Nicholas Plumbing Company of Co lumbus. Ohio, at The plumbing an 1 sewerage system in connection with the quartermaster's stable at Fort Myer cav alry post will also be installed by Mr. Cowsili at 1524.W. Survey of Coney Island. The Senate has passed a bill providing for a survey of Coney Island channel. New York, with a view to securing twenty feet of water at low tide. Extradition Treaty With Japan Rati fied. The Senate has ratified an extradition treaty between the United States and AT THE WHITE HOUSE All Visitors Talk of Adjournment Prospects. END EXPECTED NEXT WEEK A Talk on South Dakota Patron* ago. QUITE A MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE Handed to the President by Repre sentative Olmsted of Pennsylvania ?A Civil Service Order. Nearly every congressional visitor to the White House believes there la no question that Congress will adojourn by the last day of next week, possibly a day or so earlier. The venerable Representative Orosvenor of Ohio, aljout the best posted man In the House as to adjournment dates, said this morning, after a can upon the Presi dent, that he could not see any reason why adjournment should go beyond next week. When asked why the two bodies did not agree upon a resolution fixing a date he said that the House would not agree to a such a resolution until a day or two before It was ready to enw up its business. The reason for this was that under the rules of th2 House everything could be passed under suspension six days before that body ad journed. By fooling Itself, and not know ing when it will adjourn, the House will escape the rush of suspension business. There Is all-around anxiety to get away from Washington as early as possible, and i the disappointment will be groat if there is any failure to be free from congressional restraints after next week. There Is some fear that t..e pure food bill may cause a hold-up. One of the conferees Is Senator McCumber. He is a Scotchman and. natur aly, tenacious of his views. If he becomes convinced that he should stand out for something before the conferees the question of adjournment would be a small one with him General Grosvenor said he thought he WLuld pay his farewell call on the Presi dent now before arranging to go to his home when Congres3 concludes. The Presi dent will be exceedingly busy then and he preferred to trouble the chief executive with his call now. South Dakota Patronage. Representatives Martin and Burke, who were defeated for renomlnatlon to Congress In the recent upheaval In republican ranks in that state, called on the President today to ascertain where they stood In the matter of patronage. Before the republican pri maries these representatives were permit ted the appointments of postmasters in their respective districts, the same as in the case of other republican representatives What the President safd to them must have been favorable, as they appeared to be satisfied. Messrs. Martin and Burke were leagued with Senator Klttredge In the tight against Senator Gamble, who won a decisive victory, aided by the republican candidate for governor. Mr. Martin op posed Senator Gamble. Although defeated he is greatly respected even by his op ponents. Senator Gamble saw the President a day or so ago about patronage in the state, there being several good appointments near ly due Just how the President will pass upon them remains to be seen. He has given Senator Klttredge one severe blow In the nomlnattlon of Elliott to be United States attorney. Kittredge's backers want to know whether this bio wis to be fol lowed by another. Herbert H. I). Pelrce. who has been con firmed as minister to Norway, called on the President to pay his respect and say good bye. Mr. Pelrce will sail for his new post about the 1st of July. Olmsted's Mysterious Package. Representative Olmsted handed to Presi dent Roosevelt today a packago of which he did not know the contents. All he knows is that he was requested to hand the package to the President by Andrew S. McCreath bne of the best known republi cans and club men of Harrlsburg. Pa. About the time the Spanish war broke out, ir.d while President Roosevelt was still assistant secretary of the navy, M.\ McCreath made a prediction some thing like this to a large party of friends: "Roosevelt will resign as assistant secre tary of the navy; will go to the war with Spain, make a reputation for himself, bo elected governor of New York and then President of the United States." All that Mr. McCreath missed was the vice presi dency part. He has always been an ad mirer of the President. What he sent to the President he did not tell Mr. Olmsted, who also talked with the President about the trip the latter will make to Harrlsburg In October on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the new state capltol of Pennsylvania. That visit of the President Is looked forward to by all the republicans of Pennsylvania. Senators Simmons and Overman of North Carolina called on the President today on a personal mission. Ex-Gov. Merriam of Minnesota, former director of the census, was another caller. He Is now engaged in the coal and iron business and spends much of his time in Virginia Under Civil Service. President Roosevelt has signed an exec utive order placing under the civil service regulations all of the employes of the fifth revenue district, in North Carolina. The order includes the minor as well as the major employes. The matter was present ed to the President by the civil service commission with a recommendation that the order be Issued. The reason for it Is that it was deemed advisable by the com mission, on account of the condition of the employes of that district, to place them under the civil service rules, the belief be ing that it would result in better service to the government. The order applies to that district alone. Presidential Nominations. The President today sent to the Senate the following nominations: Consul general at Bona, Congo Free State ?Clarence Rice Slocum, New York. Consul at 1-a Paz. Mexico?George B. Mc Googan. Indiana. Marshal, southern district of Texas?C. Q. Brewster. Texas. Panama Railway Directors' Meeting. A meeting of the directors of the Panama railway will be held In New York June 27, preparatory to the departure of the Isth mian canal commission for the canal zone on the following day. Chairman Shonts and all the members of the commission have completed arranges ?nts to sail for the isthmus on the steamer Panama and will remain in the canal cone until they have worked out complete plans for the construction of the lock canal. Father's Death Takes Son Prom Race. Hercules Atkln, well known In the car pet trade of Philadelphia and other cities, died suddenly last night. He was about sixty-five years of age. Hercules Atkin, Jr., his ?on. Is stroke of the University of Pennsylvania four-oared shell crww, whtah is to race at Poughkeepete today. He was telegraphed to return home at one*. Grand Jury Returns Indictments. The grand Jury has reported the follow ing indictments: Clifford W. Hawkins, larceny from the I United State*: Arthur T. Montgomery, man slaughter; John MoOsan. grand larceny; Oscar Pollard, housebreaking and larceny; George Thurston, housebreaking and lar ceny; Harry Garrett, housebreaking; Was. Gervines, housebreaking aad faro say; Edward SlampS, assault wltfa dangerous weapon; Bdward GUgore, assault Witt dan gerous weapon; Julius Bternhecw, fuse , pretenses. PENNSYLVANIA CAMPAIGN. Profna of Fight Against the Blng Rule Machine. Mr. Gufltey has not renounced hla amU tlon to be a prominent figure in Pennsyl vania politic*. The Philadelphia North American today sajrai "Notwithstanding his bombastic procla mation 'releasing his state delegates. Issued two days ago by James M. Guffey, demo cratic state boss, the tact that Suffer still is working overtime to defeat the nomina tion by the democrats of ex-Senator Lewis Emery, Jr., for governor, was Indicated yesterday when it became known that Out fey had takes a new 'democrat only* to op pose the LJncota candidate. Guffey's latest candidate, according to a dispatch from Pittsburg, the home of the rich oil opera tor and democratic boss, is City Controller John B. Larkln of that city, who recently declared for Emery, but subsequently said nice things about Guffey as a boss. "Although the state convention will Be held next Wednesday, Guffey's inability to control it Is shown In his flop to Larkin, his fourth 'democrat only* since he Issued his edict for 'a democrat only.' First, Guf fey favored ex-Mayor Vance C. McCor mick of Harrlsburg, who recently declared in favor of fusion and for Emery. Next, the boss thought Representative William i T. Creasy of Columbia would be accepta ble. Then he flopped to State Treasurer William H. Berry. Dropping Berry, the state boss returned to Creasy." The Philadelphia Ledger today says that a protest against the nomination of any one for governor except a democrat will be sent to the democratic state convention next week by leading party men of this city, who are not actively identified with the democratic organization. The protest was discussed yesterday, and It was suggested that a town meeting be called for Monday night to urge the nomi nation of a democrat for governor. No set tlement was reached, but the matter will be taken up again today. It was proposed that at the meeting addresses should be de livered by Henry Budd, John Cadwalader, MaJ. Moses Veale and others who are known to be opposed to the movement to make ex-Senator Emery or any other re publican the democratic nominee for gov ernor. DR. WILBUR APPOINTED. Chief Statistician of Vital Statistics in Census Office. I>r. Cressv L. Wilbur has been appointed chief statistician for vital statistics .in the census bureau, vice William A. King, de ceased. Dr. Wilbur was expert special agent In the same bureau. Dr. Wilbur has been medical referea for the division of vital statistics at the census office since 1901. and he prepared, under the auspices of the American Public Health As sociation. the "Manual of International Classification of Causes of Death," now used at the bureau. He has acquired an In ternational reputation as an author on mor tality and morbidity subjects. Secretary Root's Trip. Secretary Root will make three stops in Brazil before going to Rio Janeiro to attend the Pan-American conference, opening there on July 21. These will include Para, about July 13; Pernanvbuco. July 19. and Bahla, July 21. He expects to reach Rio Janeiro July 25. At "each of the three ports added to his Itinerary speciail honors will be shown him. At Rio the Brazilian authorities will welcome him with a celebration entirely dis tinct from -the oiiening ceremonies of the conference. From Brazil Mr. Root will sall^for Mon tevideo, Uruguay, where he will remain for about two days. His next stop will be Buenos Ayres. Argentina. He will then start for the long trip about the southern end of South America, preparatory to mak ing brief stops In Chile, Ecuador and Peru. He will probably visit Cartagena. Colombia, after crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Bona Fide Circulation. Nearly everybody in Washington reads The Sunday Star. Last Sun day's circulation was by far the largest and best in the city and the only sworn circulation in the Dis trict of Columbia. The advertiser is entitled to know the circulation of any paper in which he advertises. The circulation of The Sunday Star on June 17, 1906, was 33,15a. I solemnly swear that the above state ment represents the number of copies of THE SUNDAY STAR circulated on June IT, 1900?that Is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished and mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona fide purchasers or subscribers, and that none of the copies so counted are free or sample copies and none ar? returnable, except In the case of several hundred sant to suburban agents, from whom a few re turns of unsold papers have not yet been received. J. WHIT. HERRON. Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this twenty-third day of June, A. D. 1906. W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG. (Seal.) , Notary Public. Circulation of "The Evening Star." The sworn statement below shows that the circulation of The Star is what It is claimed to be. The Star s circulation Is much greater than that of any other paper published In Washington, and The Star la read more thoroughly than and has double the number of readers of any other paper published in Washington, whether morn ing or evening. Fifteen thousand of The Star's regular subscribers take no other Washington paper whatever, depending upon The Star alone for news and adver tising. 8ATURDAY. Jane 10. 1906 38,110 MONDAY. Jane IS. 1806 35,3*3 TUESDAY. June 18, 1806 38.000 WEDNESDAY. Jun? 20. 1806 35,154 THURSDAY, June 21. 1806 35,025 FRIDAY, June 22, 1806 35,010 Total. 218,639 Dally arerane 85,604 I solemnly swear that the above state ment represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING STAR circulated dur ing the six secular days ending Friday, June 22, 190fl ? that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona flde purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so counted are not return able to or remain In the office unsold. J. WHIT. HERRON, Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and swora to before me this twenty-third day of June. A. D. 1900. W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG. (Seal.) Notary Public. Bids Opeped at the Navy De partment Today FOR THEIR CONSTRUCTION Two Classes of Plans for Their Machinery. WM, CEAJtP A CO. THE LOWEST On* Firm Allowed to Build Only One ?Bidders of Clan 9?Descrip tion of Ships. Bids were opened today at the Nary De partment for the construction of the 16,000 ton battleships Michigan and South Caro lina, authorised by the act of Congress* ap proved March 3, 1905. Wm. Cramp & Co. of Philadelphia submitted the lowest bid for one of the ships, according to the plans of the Navy Department, for machinery at 13,540,000. These plans for machinery will probably be accepted by the Navy Depart ment in preference to plans of bidders as submitted in other proposals. The bids for the prescribed machinery were known as class 1 bids. The New York Shipbuilding Company offered the next lowest bid In that class, $3,585,000. As one firm Is al lowed to build only one of the ships, this second bid will doubtless be accepted in case the department finally decides to sdopt class plans. The bid of the New port News Shipbuilding and Drydock Com pany on this class was $3,?73,<X>0. and the Union Iron Works of San Francisco bid $4,250,000. In Class Two. In class 2 there was a great variety of bids and the prices vary according to the plans of the various ship yards for ma chinery. Under that class the machinery may be of the turbine type and many of the bids specified turbine engines. The lowest bid In class 2 was that of the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, $3,689,000. That bid is on' a ship equipped with two 120-inch Curtis steam turbines. The complete list of bids in class 2 fol lows: New York Shipbuilding Company, $3,900, 000 and $3,850,000. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, 13,?813,000, $3,963,000, $3,753. 000 and $3,713,000. Fore River Shipbuilding Company, $3,945. 000, $3,820,000, $3,719,000. $3,780,000. $3,689. 000. The last three bid3 are for Curtis turbines. William Cramp & Co. Ship and Engine Company, $4,100,000. The great variety in these bids Is due to the difference in plans. Most of them are on turbine construction, but as the sisu of turbine engines was not specified proposals contained prices on many different sizes. The New Battleships. The new battleships are to be 450 feet long and will have an extreme breadth at | low water line of 80 feet 2 5-8 Inches. The mean draft at trial displacement is not to exceed 24 feet 6 Inches. The coal bunker capacity of the ships will be 2.200 tons each. Each ship will have a main battery of eight 12-lnch breech-loading rifles and two submerged torpedo tubes. The secondary battery of each of the battleships will con sist of twenty-two 3-lnch (14-pounder) rap id fire guns; two 3-pounder semi-automatic guns; eight 1-pounder semi-automatic guns; two 3-lnch field pieces; four machine guns of caliber .80. The twelve-inch guns will be Installed In pairs, in four electrically controlled, bal anced elliptical turrets on the center line, two forward and two aft. each with an arc of fire of about 270 degrees. A. secondary batter j of 3-inch, 3-pounder and minor cali ber guns will be installed In commanding positions, with large unobstructed arcs of Are. The two torpedo tubes and accessories will be Installed In a submerged torpedo room forward. The hulls of the new battleships are to be protected by a water line belt eight feet wide, varying In thickness from eight to twelve inches. This armor will be tapered in sections, being thicker above the water line. Casemate armor will extend from thickness and breadth will extend from the top of the side armor belt to a level eight feet above. The barbettes will carry ten inches of armor In front and the con ning tower will be twelve Inches thick, which Is also the thickness of the turret armor. Complete belts of cellulose will encircle the ship to automatically close up holes made by shot below the water level. The Engines. The vessels will be driven by engines of 18,000 horse power, four-cylinder, triple expansion in type, supplied with steam by twelve water-tube boilers and superheat ers. The smokepipes of the ships will be 100 feet high, and steel masts forward and aft will be equipped with wireless teleg raphy outfits. Every precaution is taken to insure against fire, and all the living spaces are to be sheathed with metal, backed with an Inch and one-half of cork and asbestos and felt. The maximum time to be allowed for completion of the battleships will be forty two months In each case, and heavy pen alty Is provided for delay. Not more than one of the vessels can be built by one con tractor under the law. INTEBNATIONAi WATERWAYS. Gen. Ernst Has Called a Meeting of the Commission. Gen. Ernst, chairman of the United States contingent of the international waterway commission, has called a meeting of the full commission at Buffalo next Tuesday. The subjects for discussion will be in the first place matters pertaining to the use of the waters of Rainy Lake river in Minnesota by the Minnesota Power Company, and second, the diversion of the waters of the St. Lawrence by an existing power plant at Long Sault, below Niagara, and the proposition to construct another power plant in the same neighborhood. A hearing will also be given to Chief En gineer Randolph and Chairman McCormlck of the board of trustees of the Chicago drainage canal respecting the amount of water to be diverted for drainage purposes. The commission will be In session at in tervals during the entire summer after Gen. Ernst's return from the Isthmus of Panama He is a member of the canal commission and expects to sail from New York next Thursday with his fellow com missioners for the Isthmus, but believes that the work on the Isthmus will not con sume much time. Will Abandon His Paris Trip. Because the meat Inspection amendment to the agricultural appropriation bill was not sent to conference by the Senate yes terday Senator Beveridge cabled ?o Paris canceling his engagement to speak there on July 4 before the American chamber of commerce. He had intended sailing today, but will now abandon his trip entirely. Millers Eavor Reciprocity. At yesterday's session of the national convention of flour mill men at Milwaukee a strongly worded resolution is favor of tariff reciprocity with all countries was adopted. The convention selsoted St. Louis as the place of meeting next year. The millers closed' their thrse days' meet ing with a banquet last night. to Xml Aoadsmy. ANNAPOLIS. W . J*n tag iMtM osadldstss whs mental tests to April hare physically sad sworn in as new Sum Mi disss at tfce Naval Hwlsw Of Msw Ti ? of St Johns, Ohio. A BAILJtOAD BILL. Washington and Western Maryland Company Incorporated. The Senate today passed House Mil 12Q? to amend the act Incorporating the Wash ington and Western Maryland Railroad COnpaar. The hill was reported from the committee on the District qf Columbia ? by Senator Whyte and waa paseed without . debate. A similar bSl haa been passed by the House of Representatives several times, but Senator Whyte's predecessor, the late Senator Gorman, eras opposed to It. and It waa never allowed to pass the Senate. The bill provides that the Washington and Western Maryland Railroad Company be authorised to cross the Chesapeake and Ohio eanal and the government road, com monly known as the River road, at a point about 2.400 feet east of Chain bridge to a point Immediately north of River road by means of a bridge with a clearance of at least 1# feet above the present grade of the River road, and so elevated above the canal as not to Interfere with Its travel and traf fic. and to proceed from that point Immediately north of the river road and northwestwardly through the lands of the Palisades of the Potomac Company over a right of way acquired from the Palisades of the Potomac Company to the south line of the receiving reservoir in the District and Maryland, thence to the point of Inter section with the line of the Metropolitan Southern Railroad Company. The Wash ington and Western Maryland Company la authorised to construct Its road over the reservoir, the exact location of which road Is Indicated In the bill. The Senate passed the bill without amend ment. NEW OFFICE BUILDING. Holtzman Heal Estate Agency to Change Its Location. The members of the Arm composing the real estate agency of R. O. Holtzman have decided to erect a new building for their own use at 142(5 New York avenue, and ground will be broken ne*t week for the foundations. The structure will be three stories In height, and the lower floor will be occupied by the offices of the firm, the agency to be removed from their present location at the corner of 10th and F streets northwest to the new building as soon as It Is completed. It Is believed this will be about the middle of September. The two upper floors will be rented for office pur poses. The new Holtzman building will be erect ed on the lot now owned by the Holtzman estate, and will replace the old two-story frame building now standing at this point. The cost of the new building will be in the neighborhood of $15.000, and will be con structed of brick and stone. SALE OF VALUABLE REALTY. Various Tracts, Aggregating 65 Acres, Bought by Dr. Kollpinskl. Various tracts of land aggregating glxty flve acres, have been sold for the Miller heirs by Anton Heitmuller, the real estate broker, to Dr. Ix>uls Kollpinskl of this city. The property Is located on Sargent read Just above Bates read, Brookland. D. C.. and comprises a portion of the high lands overlooking the Catholic University. The price paid for the sixty-five acres was at the rate of $265 per acre, or a total of $1?,?25. Dr. Kollpln&kl has. purchased the prop erty for an investment, and will subdivide and place it on the market through the office of Anton Heitmuller. The location possesses historic interest, in the fact that Gf n. Early and other officers of the con federate forces stepped on this elevation for supper during the time of the threat ened capture of the city during the civil war. The, point was shelled from Fort Stevens, and several large unexploded shells were plowed up in the Immediate neigh borhood. BOTAL ARCANUM CELEBRATION. Garnd Council of the Fraternity Gives a Complimentary Excursion. The 2,600 members of the Royal Arcanum In the District of Columbia are today cele brating Royal Arcanum day at River View. Grand Regent Beatie and his corps of offi cers have provided a base ball game, bowl ing match, etc., for the members. Thomas Colver will provide and superintend the amusements for the little people. Contest Over Picnic Ground. The Commissioners decided today that the contest over the application for the establishment of a picnio ground at Ander son's Grove, near the Conduit road, re quired a public hearing, and July 5 has been set apart as the date when both the appli cants and the protestants will be given op portunity to advance their arguments. Representatives of both sides of the con troversy asked the Commissioners today for a hearing in order that they might pre sent the differing views. Both sides feel very strongly about the matter, and are very desirous to carry their point Last year a similar application was denied by the Commissioners on the recommendation of the police department. Mental Condition to Be Determined. Thomas E. Stockstili pleaded guilty to an information filed in the Police Court today alleging that he obtained money under false pretenses. Judge Kimball Imposed a fine of $30. with ninety days In the work house In default. Stockstili, who was until re cently employed by P. J. Collins, presented a check to his employer for $3, and. It is said, alleged that It was a good and valid order for the payment of the money. Mr. Collins cashed the order, but when it was presented at the bank It was found that it was not good. Judge Kimball ordered that Stockstili be examined as to his mental condition, after the prisoner's father had stated to the court that his son believed that he was a millionaire and having the money In bank was entitled to draw against it. Joint Outing of Sunday Schools. Arrangements have been made for a Joint outing of the Mt. Pleasant Congre gational, Gunton Temple Presbyterian %nl Ninth Street Christian Sunday schools at River View next Tuesday. The entertain ment committee has prepared Interesting games for boys and girls. The events in clude fifty and one hundred-yard dashes for boys of various ages, a three-legged race, potato races for boys and girls, inter church relay races and other sports. A game of base ball Is also on the program. The committee of arrangements consists of Messrs. T. A. Hostetler, Charles Ma man n, J. A. Scott. W. J. Bowman, Edward O Cowling. Dr. E. L. Whitney, William Kinney, Ira Pope and Harry Works. P. 0. Appropriation Bill Agreed To. The completed conference report on the post office appropriation bill was presented to the Senate yesterday afternoon by Sen ator Penrose. All but a few of the differ ences were settled ten days ago and at that time the agreements were made public. The amendments that continued In dispute together with the manner of their disposi tion by the report made today follow: The Senate provision permitting patrons of rural free delivery mall routes to fur nish their own boxes was stricken out. The amendment giving rural carriers fifteen days' annual leave was accepted. The pro vision, which required that the Post Office Department should make no regulation which could forbid any postmaster or rural carrier from furnishing a senator from a state the names of those to whom he de liver* mall In that state, nor to a represen tative or delegate, the names of those to whom he delivers mall within the district or territory so represented, was struck out. Bryan Indorsed in Florida. The state democratic executive committee In session at Jackson villa. Fls., yesterday, to canvass the returns from the recent primary election, adopted a resolution fa voring tariff reform as an issue and strong ly Indorsing William Jennings Bryaa as the party candidate for President. Aid fflab at fc?wt B?oli The fin* outing of the Fastof AM Chb of Vermont Avenue Baptist Omsk was given to Somerset Beach yssterrtsy. More than nine haadrsd parsons participated. SHORT-MIGHT GOODS Pure Food Bill Strikes Rough Water. PACKAGE AMENDMENT ROW M&nufactoreri Object to a Specific Label. MAHT INTERESTS CLAMOR Claimed That Weighing Their Goods Would Put Many Small Canneries Out of Business. After an hour spent In the consideration of privileged reports the House reeumed further consideration of the pure food bill. According to the decision of the chair the committee of the whole having under con sideration the pure food bill must, under the rule adopted, report 'the bill at 3:50. when It will be put upon Its final passage. Everything was smooth sailing until the so-called "package amendment" was reach ed, and then squalls sprang up?and the leg islative sea oecame exceedingly choppy. Mr. Mann (111.), In charge of the bill, of fered the committee amendment heretofore printed, that the time the package was put up must be on the container, together with the weight or measure on the outside of the package. A dozen members were on their feet Im mediately after the reading of the amend ment, "Mr. Chairman" being hoard all over the House. Bottles Do Vary. Mr. Sherman (N. T.) offered amendment In substance striking out the time pro vision. Mr. Sherman said that under the penalty provided the weight and measure. If stated, must be correctly stated, which he argued was very difficult. He said that this wae a most serious ques tion. Involving as It did vast interests, and It should not be hastily considered. The housewife was familiar with the proposition that she could not get the same weight Into every can of fruit she puts up, and It would work a hardship on the big canner to put the weight on each can, for cans of stand ard else do vary in weight. He told of having gone into Curtice Brothers' big cannery In Rochester, N. Y., and with a member of the Irm weighed fifty glass Jars of ketchup, supposed to be identical In weight. But the bottles varied from thirteen to fifteen ounces when every effort had been made to raake the standard weight fourteen ounces. He said if every can and every bottle must contain the correct weight It would drive many canneries out of business be cause of the Incidental expense attaching In the weighing and in the marking of the cans. Mr. Clark (Mo.) wanted to know if It was true that quart and pint bottles were one drink short. "I do not kn->w as to tha?." said Mr. Sherman. "The gentleman Is evidently talking on the product of the corn grown In his district. I am talking about fruits and vegetables." Mr. Parsons (N. Y) had read the follow ing telegram from the Columbia Egg and Provision Company of New York, to whom Mr. Mann paid his respects the other day, when he told how this company was im porting rotten eggs for confectionery pur iposes: "Herbert Parsons?Request your protec tion against Representative Mann's untrue and libelous statement about our goods. They are preserved fresh eggs, and the Agricultural Department knows it. Has It come to this, that legislation is promoted by slander and malice?" Mr. Parsons '.hen said. In explanation, that the department said the "Importations of this company smelt badly and were unfit for human food." Protests were heard on all sides against permitting the telegram to go Into the record, as it attacked a member otf the House. Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) remarking that the "telegram Is rottener than the eggs." By unanimous consent Mr. Parsons with drew the telegram and the consideration of the pure food bill went on. INCREASING THE ARMY. Machine Gun Platoons for Infantry and Cavalry Regiments. Gen. Barry, acting chief of staff, has Is sued a general order to the army, in which it Is announced that by direction of the President, in order to provide a machine gun platoon for one squadron of each regiment of cavalry and for one battalion of each regiment of infantry, including the Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of In fantry, an additional strength of three corporals <and eighteen privates is hereby assigned to each regiment of cavalry, and, of one sergeant, two corporals and eighteen privates to each regiment of Infantry, to take effect July 1, 1006. This additional strength will aggregate 2,183 men. Regi mental commanders will designate the squadrons and battalions In which ma chine-gun platoons shall be organised and maintained, and the additional strength will be distributed among three troops and three companies of each of these squadrons and battalions. There will be supplied to each designated squadron and battalion, by the ordnance department, as equipment for the machine gun platoon, two standard VIckers Sons and Maxim automatic machine guns with tripod mounts and pac(c outfits, and two Weldon range finders; by the engineer de partment, one two-foot folding rule, one odometer, two wire cutters, two hatchets, two pick mattocks and six shovels, large; by the quartermaster's department, ten pack animals (horses for the cavalry, mules for the Infantry), and one escort wagon, harness, and four mules, and an allowance of camp and garrison equipage and kitchen utensils proportionate to the strength of the platoon. It Is the purpose to have the machine gun platoons adjuncts of their respective squadrons or battalions, but complete In themselves and capable of independent ex istence and action when that shall be neces sary. To this end In garrison the enlisted men composing the platoons will be quar tered, messed, supplied, disciplined, in structed in small-arms target practice and borne upon the guard roster as are other enlisted men of their respective troops or companies, but for drill and Instruction they will form Independent units of the squ*-d rons or battalions under the immediate oommand of the selected officers. Department commander* are charged with the due lnforcement of this order and will afford every facility practicable In the or ganisation, equipment and training, both garrison and field, of the platoons, and will forward to the military secretary of the army, with their own views Indorsed there on. all reports and recommendations look ing to the Improving and the perfecting of the plan outlined in this order. PROTESTS TO CONGRESS Against Abolition of Canteen In Sol diers' Homes. Protests to Congress are coming thick and fast against the latest proposition to abolish the canteen system in national sol diers' homes throughout the country. The protests are from G. A. R. organisations, veterans of the civil war and organisations of German-Americans, who assert that there has been too muoh legislation squint It tg In the direction of prohibition. Tfae protests are especially directed to the Sen ate. as the House a short tU#e ago passed a provision denying certain appropriations to soldiers' homes that operated a canteen. The House took this action in the face of the protests of officials of soldiers' homes that the canteen was the best system In the ' 1 * *o ih'sscms sobriety among old sol ' clean and wholes<#i)e light beverages the veterans would go to th? saloons am) minir of them would arrested by the poM. ?? j of the nearby town* and dtlci. Therr ?at no answer to this statement, members of the House declaring privately that at this lime It would not be politically wt?? f..r them to vote In favor of the canteen sya- j tern Mfinj army officers of nearly every grad>i are still urging their friends In CongT-** > ( restore the canteen to the regular army, I presenting figures to show that there has been a tremendous Increase In the drunk- 1 enness of the army since the canteen plan ' wis abolished upon the petition of the W. C. T. I*. ami similar organisations. Lieut. (Jen 8. B M Young, retired. :> ' an article Just published In aome of tbn leading papers of the country, says that' the cause of temperance Is being hurt tiy' dtpriving the soldier of rhe light and com-: pi.ratlvely unlntoxloatlng drinks of the can teen. as be Immediately resorts to the low est ?ort of dives and saloons for his drink*, bringing the uniform of the army Into dis grace by his debaucheries Gen Young <!.?? ciare* that if the soldiers could obtain be'-r In their army poets they would not care about the aaloons. He says he has known all ?he saloons around an army post to he put out of business by the decent conduct ot the army canteen by the officers In charge. Quite as many petitions from all over '-ha ccuntry representing the desirability of do ing away with the canteen altogether are also pouring upon the Senate and House. # RACE WAR IN LUMBER CAMPS. Trouble Breaks Out in the West Vir ginia Mountains. CINCINNATI. Ohio June 23 -A special from Clarkat-ur*. W Vs.. >m>?: Trouble has broken out between American and foreign laborers In lumber camps at Tlogft, Nicho las county, on the tYanberry river Hostili ties originated over the displacement by* foreigners of Americans occupying good po sitions. When the Americans were ousted they re sorted to firearms. The tight w^Ich fol lowed resulted In the death of one foreigner and the fatal wounding of another. Several others were slightly hurt. The news aulckly spread through the mountain regions. Camden learned It first, and, having had similar experiences with the foreign element. 1<*> men. armed with rifles, started acroes the mountains to aid the Americans. The foreigners had pickets watching. Sighting the advance of the armed men. the pickets gave the alarm, and nearly all of the foreign element f Tioga fled to RIehwood. forty mile* aw;i\. The Camden men arrived lata In the day and offered their services, but. as the for eigners were gone, no further disturbance occurred. The mill-owners have determined to assist the foreigners. AMICABLE AGREEMENT. Trouble Between Bottlers' Union and Brewers to Be Settled. It was stated this morning that the trouble between the members of the ioc.il bottlers union and the employing l>ottler* which was caused by a demand for lncrease-i wages Is about to be settled. The west ern brewers. It Is stated, have signified a willingness to sign a four-year contract and to give an increase of fifty cents a week for the first two years and an in crease of $1 during the remainder of the four years. It Is probable that represents-* tlves of the local bottling establishments will meet a committee representing the union during the early part of next week, it is reported, and reach an agreem. nt The contest between the union and the employers has lasted a number of weeks, and has attracted more than an ordinary attention beoause of the criminal prosecu tion that was Instituted A number of the bottlers were charged with conspiracy, an t they were held for the action ot the grand Jury It is believed the proceedings will bo abandoned when the differences are sr-ttled. AT VIENNA, VA. Applicants Who Passed the Examina tion for Teachers. Special Oorrespondeocc of The Stir. VIENNA, Va. June 23, lflOfl. Mr. Milton Brayman and Miss Jennie Stewart, both of Washington city, were re cently niarrled. the ceremony being con ducted by Rev. E. H. Bronson of Vienna. Announcement Is made that the follow ing applicants have passed the teachers' examination held last month: Miss I... E. Magsrlty, Miss C. G. Sloane. Miss Julia Ford. Miss Jennie L. Aud. Miss Virginia E. Wrenn. Miss Frankle E. Jenkins, Miss Fan nie B. Utterback, Miss Grace H. Mack. Mr. John Mawdsley. Miss Katharine B. Watora, Miss Martha A. Sherman. Miss Edith Thompson, Miss Hortense Staples. M as L. W. Millan. Miss Robbie R S wet nam, W. J. Simpson, John D. Addison, Miss Mary C. Finn, Miss M. L. Davis, Miss Eva E. Shepperd, Miss Mary E. Neflf, Miss May nard Longberger and Miss Nettle C. Nev ltt. At the meeting of the board of supervis ors of Fairfax county this week a com- . munication was read from a publishing Arm stating that there had been left with them for saie the original manuscript of the Inventory of Gen. Washington's estate. This document, it Is said, was taken from the clerk's office at Fairfax Court House during j the civil war. and this Is the first that has been heard of It since that time. It Is said that steps will be taken to recover it, If ' possible. Mr. Cowell Summers of Sterling, Loudoun county, and Miss Burnle Dutton ot Hern don, were married at the bride's home last Tuesday evening. The bride was becom ingly attired in white, and was assisted by I her sister. Miss Belva Dutton, and Miss ' Hope Summers, sister of the groom. The best man was Mr. Conway Hutchinson. Mfss Jennie Robey and Miss Dillon ren dered the wedding music. The dining room and table were decorated under the direc tion of JBrs. Frank Ballon Arter the cere mony the guests partook of the marrlai?-* supper. The marriage ceremony was per formed by Rev. O. F. Burgees. J. A. Dyer while at Livingston Heights Thursday afternoon removing a heavy piece of Umber It fell and struck him A large spike, which had been driven Into the wo.*!, entered his right arm Just below the elbow and shattered the bone. Mr. Dyer was re moved to the Georgetown University Hos pital, where his Injury was treated, after which he returned to Vienna Attorney W. O. Collins has sold for Miss Sarah Warfleld of Washington, D C., to , Mr. Joseph E. Supplee two lots In Del Ray. Va. Mr. T. J. Kingsbury and wife of the Post Office Department. Washington, I). C., is stopping for the summer at the Hampton Williams from near Vienna. IllnoM of Mr. Frank Hume. The condition of Mr. Frank Hume, who has been critically 111 for the past several weeks at his home. 1235 Massachusetts ave nue northwest, is reported to be serious * today. The physician* give very little hope for his recovery. For more than thirty years Mr. Hume has been active In busi ness. He is a native of Culpeper, Va, but has resided In this city.since he was a boy. During the civil war he was In the con federate army, and at its close came to this city and engaged In tlie grocery business with .Richard Poole. After about three years Mr. Hume bought Mr. Poolt's Inter est and has since conducted the business alone. Building Permits Issued. Building permits were issued by Inspec tor Ashford today as follows: To John Endors for one three-story brick dwelling at No. 4<JU Massachusetts avenue northwest; builder, Wm. Yost & Bro.; esti mated cost, M.30U. To A. R. Forney and K. C. llanna for addition at No. 433 8th street northwest; architect. C. A. Didder; builder, Wm. Yost k. Bro.; estimated cost, f'i.auo. To M. J. Msador for one two-story brick (table at No. 0*7 8th street; builder, Wm. rost & Bro.; estimated cost, ll.aoo. To Caroline Kins (k lions for repairs at Mo. 810-814 7th streef northwest; architect, Frank N. Jackson; builder, J. King; estl uated oost. 98.000. Adxnitad to tkt VanI Academy. ?*M* te The Star. ANNAPOLIA June at.-Ths following tare bees admitted to the Naval Academy a adrtsHlpua: Marry* Beanos of Vernon. ~ ' Dawson H. Sheen of Bed Buckle, ntCMW. Wad* of Kmmmm, Tea.