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WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1006. PRAISI TOUR OF SPECIAL m mm m Mi- I U IILUUL IU 111 . ftliTjjE TOWNS Homeward Bound the Train Brings Good Tidings. GREATER CiTY IS SURETY Just a Question of Everybody Put ting Shoulder to Wheel. FOLLOW Ur THE INITIAL EFFORT All Important for Everybody to Keep Up the Good Work Done by the Greater Washington Excursion. Adjectives have run out for the business firms who are participat ing in the progress and profit consequent upon llie enormous success of The Star (Ireater Washington special. It is only necessary to carefully peruse the interviews and exhaustive description of the work that has been done in the past few days to see how widespread has been the success of the train. There were some doubting Thomases when the special started out and the best that was expected in some miartprs was some food mission nry work. The far greater results that have been obtained are very pictorially and picturesquely presented in the late news of the special supplement. From n Staff Corr?'*i"i!!?l?*nt. LKXIXGTON, Va., October (>.?Homeward bound and ?v rybody happy. Six more days on the road and the Greater Washington exposition special will pull into the Pennsylvania station after a most remark able nip?a trip successful beyond expectation; almost beyond hope. This j>ositive sort of a statement should not sound strange in the ears Of those who have followed, day by day, the progress of the sp.. m1 on Its missionary tour. For we could draw blanks In every town in the valley?and I have no idea that this will be the case?without affecting that prediction in the least. it is difficult to gauge with accuracy the market value of missionary work Time iilone irives the acid test to any put licity feature of t!ii!- kind. And this missionary work, it must nut be forgotten, was and is the main idea back of the southward awing of t! exhibit-laden special, the win ?-U-d ad\ance ag-nt of our commercial Bwaki nil ;.'. Hut tin- actual business done during tlie tour speaks loudly?in tons and tons of southbound freight and in paraded figun . <'ait 1'ullar Mark commanding?of Eui'i i -- and again success. Order books Carbone.i through and thrown aside, enthusiastic letters from Washington jobbers tn their representatives on the train, superlative statements of railroad men and ? fx, lutve w ith tin tmrtv from time to time?all those write large in a simple language that all even the most -sceptical- may understand. Business to Bate. I have made several estimates, largely for my own personal information, of the %?uxineHs done to date during the lour. 1 jail Intended to wait until the end of the '*ip before I added anything to the guess f cave in my dispatch to the Sunday Star tttst week. But yesterday. Mr. Olum, at the request of Secretary Luchs of the Jobbers and Shippers" Association, prepared from information given him by the traveling men with the train, an estimate of itrtual business done, represented in dollars and tents, on this missionary tour. Ho plates it. in his official report to Mr. i-uehs. at about and this figure is I Intended to be conservative. This is, of course, oxolusive of the sale of Greater Washington real estate made by George 1*. Robinson at I^ynchburg as a direct result of his presence on the special. And this taking of orders, this actual selling of goods?-as I've said a hundred times and probably will say a hundred more ? was intended to he and will continue to be, (Continued on Second Page.) ' ? - 4t?.. I ' - i- ? ? * , ? iLr AND SCENES ALOl ji ^ '" bH&"? i ^tbl 1 GREATER WASHINGTON OTHER CITIES AND FIRMS INTERESTED IN TRAIN. Alrt-.idy h:is the f,in:e of Tlie Star's ureaier w asniilKiou speimi t-Aiiusiuuii train spread over the country to the banks of the Mississippi, where, in that busy milling mark clustering around the break in its waters at St. Anthony's Falls, Minneapolis, city of progressive ideas, may emulate her example. And Washington hastens to inform the citizens of the flour city that if they too would make up and dispatch an exposition train filled with exhibits and wide-awake business and press representatives through any territory which they may select as best productive of trade to be drawn to their own center of population, that it will be a foregone conclusion that their own train will meet with the royal welcome and gratifying success which lias been the reward to The Star's special in its flight through our southern contigous territory. Here arc two interesting letters apropos: McMillan Paper Company. Minneapolis, Minn, October 3, lflOfi. K. 1*. Andrews, care It. P. Andrews Paper Co., Washington, I>. C.: Dear Sir and Friend: The writer is very much interested in "Greater Washington, ' and the business trip that yo"u and other business men in Washington are making. Will you please give me as much information as you can, as I wish to start on a "Greater Minneapolis" trip, and see if I can't get up a trip of the same nature covering the northwest. I am very glad to hear that you have been successful in this idea of "Greater Washington." and wish you splendid success. With kindest regards, remembering the pleasant time we had together, I remain, Vnnrc vprv trulv. F. Id. McCL,EI,LA3J. October 1!XK>. F. I. MeOii-Uan. Esq., President McCIellan Paper Company. Mlnneipolis, Minn. My Dear .Mr. McClellan: Your favor of the 2d inst. at hand. In tin- lirst place 1 am pleased to hear from you. In the second place I am glad you are "sitting up and taking notice" of Greater W.is-hington and the Greater Washington train, which I can assure you has been the biggest kind of a .success, even more thin any of us anticipated. This Greater Washington train w is an idea originated by the Kvi ning and Sunday | Star Of this city. It has been managed by i them ami they deserve all the creilit. Their I management of this trip certainly deserves | the highest praise. They have succeeded In j having the newspapers in the towns the i train visited print do..ole columns of reading news regarding the nature of the trip and its object (both before and after the arrival of the train), in every one of which were write-ups of the people participating In the trip, with half-tone pictures of the train, etc. Our own representative has done more actual business up to date on this trip than tie could have done on a regular sixty-day trip. 1 will have copies of the Sunday Stir covering the trip up to date mailed to you today. W'e have now planned to hold a banquet at the New Willard. our leading hotel, on Saturday evening. October 14, the date of the return of the train from its trip. The I representatives who are on the train will be the guests of the firms who had exhibl its? on board, an 1 we wlil then hear the whole st01 y from the lips of those ho did I i. 1 tne work. If 1 cm be of any assistance whatever to t ^ _ ,.x: ...... ^ ...... ?. PROFI' NfG THE ROUTE II: : -SI rn^M = sg ^ ai JB you, let mi know and 1 will l>e only too pleased to serve,you. With kind regards, and very grateful remembrance? of the many kind attentions at your hands during the July meeting of the Paper Trade Association in your city, I bge to remain sincerely yours. R. P. ANDREWS, President and General Manager. I THE LURTY WILL CASE. Housekeeper Secures Something Like $15,000 by Decision. Special From a Staff Correspondent. HARRISONUl'RG, Va., October C.?The Lurty will case, which has attracted unusual attention throughout tiie western part of the state, has been decidcd in thj circuit court in favor of the beneficiary under the wills. Miss Susie Smith, who was nouselceiMier tor C?n!:iin I.urt\ Rv the T-i 11 will secure something like $15.00!>. The contestants of the will were sls.ers and orotheis of the testator, by whom lie had been deserted some time previous to his death on account of his intemperate habits and the , presence o( the young woman in the cottage. it was alleged that Captain Lurty was mentally incompetent of making a will, and that Miss Smith exerted unaue mliuence i:i her favor. Captain Lurty was widely known throughout the state. Me was several times a candidate for gubernatoiial honors at the bancs of the republicans: was 1'nited Siau s j district attorney for the western district j of Virginia, and was 1'nited Slates marshal ! fur Oklahoma iiurin;? the Harrison admin- 1 istration. He claimed relationship to Stone wall Jackson, and was himself h valiant | confederate soldier. The trial of the case j occupied lifteen da>s, and it is unlikely that an appeal will be taken. John H. Mace, a republican politician of East Rockingham, is on trial in the circuit court of Rockingham, charged wifn the theft of two cattle from Thomas R. Messick. Mace owns a range in the Blue RiJgi mountains, and M< ssii-k placed his herd with him. All but two of the ca-.tie wire ! returned, and the missing ones, so .Mrssick claims, were afterward found where Mace had placed them for the winter. Israel Monggold. indicted -o: the murder of his son, Carper Mor.sgold. in Hrixks ! Gap, six weeks ago. wl.l he placed cn tiiai | in the circuit court ei:r!y next week. .1 j Is alleged tr.at Mi ngjrold wilHuhy s.,n" djv n j the boy, who was eighteen yrars i.id. 11 ' cold blood. The alleged murderer ;? y;xt\nine years aid. ami admits to th- paternly of tifty children. one-third" of v."!:o.ti u:e i - ' legitimate. He is worth ?2"i.<KKt, atl a i&r:;j i land owner in the mountains. r FOR' OF THE GREA FINE THING, ALL TOLD MAJ. COLEMAN THINKS TRAIN IS DOING GREAT WORK. I I Major Walter G. Coleman, general traveling passenger agent of the Seaboard Air IJne railway, who took charge of the spefill train at Charlotte, N. C., and remained with it during its entire trip through North Carolina and Virginia ovir his line, expressed himself yesterday very enthusiastically to a Star reporter over the reception of the train in the territory covered by his road. "Tim tviin " ca 5/1 \l u i Pnlenfln "bfinir a very handsome one, in itself attracted much attention, but it was what was in it and those in charge that caught the people of my section. I was with it for eight days, and on every hand I heard the most complimentary allusions to the personnel of the business and press representatives of the capital The people appreciated this vicarious introduction of Washington to them by affable gentlemen very much, and the energy of your people were favorably commented upon. Star Much in Demand. "The copies of The Star, especially its Sunday edition, were much sought after, ' and the energy of tills paper was praised, as were its postal cards admired. Everybody seemed to work together; the train, having the right of v.ay, was run as a special. ofttn making sixty miles an iioui^ without effort, ;;s our roadteJs are excellent. "At ail of the stations the cars were crowded, and a great many ladies visited the tiain. many at the younger taking much interest in the press representative exhibit, as v.fH ns in tiie commercial show. The i?? ii :.t i i\m irse :. t .tiivt at e.u a scat.on j \voa!d set oat among the merchants, and ' IHES1 TER WASHINGT( every courtesy was shown them to facilitate their movements. Then we were very fortunate in having fine weather during the I trip over our road, and this naturally con- I tributed largely to the very heavy attend- j ance of visitors. "The railroad men along the line also took especial interest In the train, even among the conductors, engineers and others, all of whom were anxious to view it. Mr. Chas. B. Ryan, general passenger agent of the Seaboard, took a personal Interest in its running:, and saw to It that there were no interferences nor delays. Washington Will Reap Benefits. "From my observations of the result of the trip I should say that Washington is sure to reap much benefit therefrom, and will begin from now on to build up a steady and increasing trade with my section of tlie country. They needed this introduction, you know, and now that they have had it, you may rely upon them becoming much better acquainted with this city. I am also of the opinion that the train will serve to arouse considerable interest from a purely tourist standpoint, and that many in our section will be inspired to make this city visits of pleasure and interest. "I agree with the suggestion that later a second train b<y sent out, which will go down as far as Athens, Ga., and go west from Charlotte.?JA^e are building a new line west of these points which will penetrate a rich farming and mining region. In fact, since the people visited really appreciate the situation and the efforts of Washington to Interest them, there are many ways which will suggest themselves later which may be availed of to the advantage of all concerned." Bingh&mton Grocer Killed Burglar. Special IilxpatHi to The Star. BINGHAMTON, N. Y., October 0.?For two years Josepn Felter, a grocer, lias slept in Ills store with a loaded revolver within easy reach. This morning about 2 o'clock he heard a man removing a pane of glass la the store door. When the man was about to enter the store Felter fired, and, after taking a few steps, the man fe.i dead, lie had been shot through the body | above the heart. The initials "J. F. S." i were tat toed on .,-;3 arm and the numo Joseph F. Sandin was found in a book in his pocket. Five others of the gang eseaped. \- -L i rARSP DN SPECIAL. tik i! i!' I Pi fill lull -J*" J &? tytif DID YOU REGISTER? ELATION OVER SPECIAL IN TH"?! THRIVING CITY OF DURHAM", j The Durham (X. C.) Daily Sun. a handsome and enterprising newspaper of that city, publishes a long article of the Fpec::il wiiusi! cii-u?. tiie lun.'i y, j-?iu yuu register''" in the head, as follows: Something unique, out of the ordinary and fascinating cam" with the appearance of the Greater Washington special in Durham yesterday afternoon, arriving with the regular westbound train. This beautiful special consisted of three cars, two baggape pr>d a <oinl)ii'.;!tii>n parlor and sleeper, and upon its arrival was greeted with scores of Durham's 1m st business men. Not only in this city, but in all p'aees the special has visited the penpie and business mc-n have manifested more than ordinary Interest, making the tour a splendid financial success. Attracted Much Attention. The two red l.aggage coaches contained specimens of eich Washington firm, these having special representatives accompanying. The different displays were handsomely arranged, and it presented a picture Of "Washington on wheels."' The sides of the coaches also attracted much attention, the names of the special firm represented were displayed in gold letters. All business men and others that wished to look the train over were invited on the inside, and the representatives' thorough courtesy gave all a tour that was greatly enjoyed. Among the Representatives. Those accomranvine the snecial were given a cordial reception in tlie city, and It is hoped that they curried away many good orders. The representatives are as follows: Mr. E. W. Mackintosh, traveling salesman for the R. P. Andrews Paper Company; T. L. Donelly, one of the proprietors of the Washington Dairy Company: H. C. C. Stiles, the Maurice Joyce Engraving Company; Fred Plugge, representing the Washington Tobacco Company; William P. Van Wickle. manager of the Smith Piano Company; E. C. Becker, Smith Piano Company; I T. L. Townsend, the National Electrical , ~ 3 TLX ! Supply uumpanj aim n. -?nc=. Mr. R. P. Andrews of the R. P. Andrews Paper Company, and vice president of the Shippers and Jobbers' Association, is with the special for a part of the time. The Shippers and Jobbers' Association of Washington has detailed the assistant secretary of the association, Mr. Woedworth Clum, to accompany the train and present the official side of the Greater Washington movement to the people of the south. Interested in Tobacco Factory. Those that were not otherwise engaged seemed to take special interest in the large tobacco factories in this city, and the mak ing of cigarettes. They visited the Elackwell factory and were given a weltome into all the departments. A number of them also visited the Duke branch of the Am >rican Tobacco Company, and interested themselves In the making of cigarettes. The special left Durham today at noon and will spend the remainder of the day in small towns a'ong the line, spending tonight in Henderson. Their trip to Durham completed half of the tour, and they expect to be on the road until October 12. The Spanish attorney general, who origina.ly dtnianded that the court impose the sentence of deaili 011 Scnor Ferrer, director of the Modern Schooi of liarcslona. for his connection with the attempt on the life of King Alfonso, May Ml last, now asks for a sentence of sixteen years in prison. ECIAL TRADE M TAP FROM SIDE DESK (IN ^TiR FIVFR Ull U I nil I LI LI I Humorous Scenes and Incidents In Quaint Towns. HARK BACK TO OLD DAYS Old Residents, What They Say and Oh. the History! GRAVEYARDS AND GRAY DAYS Little Confabs and Contrariwise Happenings in Piaces Where Greater Washington Tale is Told. History is history, to be sure, and whether ancient, antique, antediluvian or what not, it is nearly always perchance more <>r less interesting. But when a staff correspondent is acting as press agent on a train which is laden down with .1 r , i 11 ii genuemcn 01 me r. ?a<i wno arc selling everything from cross field hams to split peas he is naturally incited to incipient mental riot when a native wants to do a double shuffle with some dried hones in a prehistoric graveyard <>r bring out of the maze of a misty past some celebrity befo' de wall, sah! The efforts to impart such pickled incidents and the balking of the victim makes humor of a brand that begets laughter and interest, too, perhaps. Here is some of it. Special ? St.iff <*<?rre>:p< trident. BEDFORD, Va.. October 5, IfJOO. May the time never come wi < n my cling? clos#? to the ground and my mind busies itself exclusively with the prospects of the peanut crop or the latest market ouotation on file lnfi <-.r .. r.. - _ .. ... . .- ....... * ll?* U1 il IH'K. To travel the section covered by the Greater Washington Special in any such s.riousminded state as that would tie nothing short of a crime. And to any charge of tiiat sort I promptly plead "not guilty" and throw myself on the mercy of tin- court. To any one whose lines have been cast ovtrlong in the ways of cities these quaint towns of North Carolina and southeast Virginia, at which we've stopped to pass the word along, possess peculiar interest and charm. A little visit to one of them is for all the world like the 'joyment of cobwebhed wine; wine of an ancient cellarage. gentle wine; win? that passes the lips to join with the circling blood and warm *v,i- ? - - v*iw ucai i. in me i ays 01 a prison* d suu that shone uncounted summers gone. All is Different. The people, the look of things and things themselves?all are so different. There's this town of Bedford, for Instance. Any one of you back there In Greater Washington could be put down here blindfolded In the nigiit and when morning came you wouldn't be lost. You'd know you were south of "the line." And it wouldn't need a sample of the speech of the absent "r" to tell you so. For there isn't a town in the north like Bedford or like anj one of a dozen others I have in mind. I've just taken Bedford as a type. Back from the station, up-liill. rock.strewn and gullied, staggers a red clay street. At the end of Its one square of length it Joins the main street, and from this point the town straggles out, up hill and down hill, crosswise and end up, till it gets lost in the country. Fairly modern structures are jumbled up with one-time colonial homes, brick structures and antebellum frames. Lengthy is the History. Tho tfiwn has a historv as lone as a debutante's dream, and pretty nearly every native of the place knows it by heart and Is filled with an unconquerable desire to relate it to the busy transient. I managed to dodge all the town historians?not because I didn't want to hear all about everything, but because I dldrft have the time?and thereby did I make as many as four dozen bitter enemies. I'm confident (Continued on Stcond Page.) > Fr ,r'~?m'i2e'^B^*^?flL^ea^?--- *' - * ?-? ?