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? Kaufman's ^tock c
Half
(, The sensation of the seasoi
1? of Nathan Kaufman, the well-knt
X retiring from business on account
11 price, and they go to you in the
'[ $:t Isabella and Sable-dyed
' , Neck Throws 91.49
$tl Isabella, Sable and Marten
, , Scarfs 93.00
> ?i HaDle ana isaDeiia marien
A Scarfs $3^.0
> $!> Opossum (sable and Isabella
V dye> Throws 4..">0
? $12 Fine Isabella and Sable5f
dyed Muffs *8.00
? $13 Sable and Isabella Throws
x and Boas Stf.50
X $15 Squirrel Pillow Muffs; satI
In lined ?7.50
$10.r.O Squirrel Set (throw and
i v mu ff) 9?-Xi
A $l!t "'.'-Inch Sable and Isabella
> Marten Boas 110.30
A $li> Krmlnette Pelerine, Muff
y and Throw
V $24 7'2-lnch Isabella and Sable
IFox Boas >12.00
$25 Mink Neck Throws; satin
lined $J2.S0
$25 Japanese Mink Pelerines.. $12.50
$25 Persian Paw Sets (scarf
and muff) 412.50
$3i> Japanese Mink Muffs 915.00
$35 Large White Coney Pelerines
$17.30
$35 Japanese Mink Neck
Throws ?17.n0
$35 White Thibet Pelerine.
Muff and Throw *17.30
$40 Sable, Isabella and Fox
" All iiA
x t-eierines
i $45 White Iceland Set (throw
A and muff) f!i2.S0
| Women's
| Specials for
J The convenient Covert Cloth
? Coats, in the 22-inch length;
-4 nicely lined with satin; all seams
I are fully strapped and tne tauor'<
? ing is of the very best; every woV
I man needs one of "these con)
| venient coats; they sell at $8.98,
?? and are worth /(? A /Tt\ (Q
{lit. The special ^4
< * price is
'?>u =
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In the Qroceir
;?[ Pillsbury's Best Flour; 24 lbs..**
Pure Vinegar; per large bottle.*.
1*
Credit for All Washington.
Handsome
|j w.
;j Mm mum re
I and Carpets
On (Credit
At Lowest
Cash Prices.
j< Wc invite you to select free1
ly from our great stocks and
I arrange the payments to suit
U your convenience. All our
prices are marked in plain figures,
and a comparison will
show them to be as low as the
very lowest anywhere. And
we allow the following dis
I counts :
10 per cent off for cash with
order or if paid in 30 days.
7]/t per cent if paid in 60
i days.
5 per cent if paid in 90 days.
Peter Qregain,
817, 819, 821, 823 Seventh St
;: successful
:j i ^alao=makinq ;
M ' |?depends upon niaterl- <
i' ' ? niiPir'A ' ala ttS much as upon
'JI an<* experience.
\ ) I The use of our Lucca '
< *vn UTtrir! j Olive Oil Insures the 1
, , Ui-.11 V IC highest degree of d?llc4
i loudness. It's pure and
ii cf finest quality. Full
oil. pln^ ^
[ Full qts......90C.
- Thompson Pharmacy,
< >r i r u Prop.. 703 I&th St. \
. . HritiL- I H pnrv .
H J UIII\ ^/. <- A V ttl J p . ^ m
* +c22 284 3
#* #++#C#S
1
?A regular $12.50
Dress Trunk, very
strongly made,
sheet-iron bottom,
I best value in town
at $8.75.
KNBESSI'S,
"SCXX* * 425 7th St.
tr ?- :.s
t ! ?| 1
Tio V> ?I /vll i- A/s1aM
IIS liCdl, LfllgUL lUIUf:
prepares one to enjoy lt$
delightful flavor.
i BurcfoeMl's "Bouquet*'
bCofffee, 25c. lb. 1325 P St.
We'll Do the Rest,
MM
Seventh Street.
>f Fine Furs Going at
Price!
i is this sale of the entire fur stock
>wn furrier at 714 13th street, who is
t of ill health. We bought at half
same way.
I.K) Seal Pelerine, astrakhan
collar $25.09
>50 I.arge Squirrel Cape Pele
nne
$5<) Kolinsky Pelerine and
Muff tts.ao
$50 Seal Coat; 38 size J2.-5.00
$60 Seal Pelerine; with mink
collar $34.00
$7"> Premier Sets (cape, pelerine,
mult) 937.50
$90 Mink Pelerine, with heads.945.00
$!>o Electric Seal Coats; all
sizes 94.1.00
$9o I^ongr Imitation Otter Empire
Coat 945.00
$120 Genuine Mink Cape, with
heads 9?0.00
$1")0 Rich Squirrel Blouse 975.60
$lf>0 Finest Electric Seal Coat..975.00
SI so Persian Lamb Coats; size
3R 800.00
$250 Mink Set (muff and pelerine)
$125.00
$500 80-inch Mink Cape and
Muff $230.00
CHILDREN'S FURS.
Children's $2 "White Angora
Sets $1.00
Children's $5 White Thibet Sets $3.50
Children's $7 Gray Chinchilla
Sets $3.50
Misses' $20 Squirrel Sets $10.00
Misses' $30 Fox Sets $15.00
a nrr*
woaits== 11 wo
Wednesday,
The Stylish Tourist Coats, in
the 50-inch length; Scotch mixtures
and ombre plaids ; with velvet
collar; patch pockets; fullstraoned
seams: yoke lined with
satin; these Coats are tailored
splendidly and
sell at '$14.98. (3? 1=1 fTftO
Our special oys?
price is...
y Department.
I !?= ? ? JIC.
? * ? 7%c
I Jr.
used k
Stein way
Upright,
IP $265
Easy Payments if Desired.
An excellent bargain for a quick
buyer. This handsome Steinway Upright
has been carefully used. Fine
case, beautiful tone and splendid action.
Cost $500 new; offered now on
easy payments for $285.
Stool and scarf, free delivery and
free tuning for one year included.
F.G. SMITH ?
KffiB? 1225 Pa. Ave.
It
I CEH ^EALTHFUL beers
1 4=] are not as plentiful as
JJ public welfare demands.
IltnrnirftrPiFfl^ilI
| JUL linn ip'wu iityiu
Export Beer
!?la a PIONEER. PURE BEER.
A light brew that you can drink
with absolute confidence In Its
quality. Brewed by approved
methoda from high-grade malt
and hopa?thoroughly aged. Delicious,
wholesome, satisfying.
^ CASE of 2 doz.^,...$j.25
I 3 Washington Brewery Co.,
3 5th and F sts. n.e. 'Phone E. 254.
o<-23-tn.th.??.40
\ 1 5
Jgjgggg
TEETH preserved to middle
age are pretty sure to last out
one's lifetime. The greatest
known preservative of tho
teeth is SOZODONT. Why?
Because, being an Alkaline and
Antiseptic Liquid, it penes
trates the minutest crevices o|
the teeth, destroying thft
deadly mouth acids and purify*
ing the whole tooth structure
* 11 ft 111 t-t tt- t-t-t 11 t-t 11 ft t11
|| "Hard TSimies"
I * ; May come In any man's life. Pre?
4! pare for therm by depositing youf
? eurplus funds la this bank during
J prosperity^ We l>ay b% lnteretc
jL on savins*
*' E70ne dollar starts an account.
3! CITIZENS'
V- Savings Bank.llSMySf*
, !|! ft % Interest on Saving* Account^
) 23 KdSre9k m Chec^ln^ Accounts,
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1OFFICERSJE-ELECTED
2 North Capitol and Eckmgton
i Citizens Meet.
j COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT
I Consideration Given to Several Special
Snbjects.
FIRE AMD POLICE PROTECTION
I Public Education Discussed?Stand
Taken on the Water Meter Question?Other
Matters.
After receiving the reports of the officers
covering the work accomplished dur
-j tug iiieir year ui incumDency, me rsorin
Capitol and Eckington Citizens' AssociaA
tion, at Its annual meeting last even&
lng in St. Martin's Hall, corner of North
? Capitol and T streets, re-elected the old
X officers for the ensuing year.
X The officers are: President. A. R. Serven;
V vice president, W. J. Hughes; secretaryY
treasurer, A. O. Tlngley: members of ex
j> ecuuve committee, in addition to the of- I
V fleers, S. C. Kemon, Edward Foulke,, E. '
y D. Thompson and H. E. Blau.
JL The annual report of the executive comA
mlttee was read by President Serven at
V the opening of the meeting. The report
I set forth that while twenty-three objects
were announced at the beginning of the
I year as worthy of attention, eighteen of
them had been accomplished. At each of
the ten monthly meetings an average of
twenty subjects were considered, a total
of 114 being acted upon. The efforts of
the Commissioners of the District to make
this city greater In commerce, population,
esthetic beauty and residential attractiveness
were commended.
Street Car Service.
The first special subject considered by
President Serven was street car service,
regarding which he said that during the
year the committees and members of the
association had worked most zealously and
A arduously and successfuly for the im*jj>
provement of the existing street car serv
o ice, ana ror additional racmtles by an
Y extension along Florida avenue and 8th
> street to 8th street and Pennsylvania aveY
nue southeast. The Florida avenue extenY
sion by which a complete cross-town servY
Ice may be had seems for the first time
v reasonably certain of attainment. The
^ provision in the pending bill, on behalf of
v which about five thousand residents of the
section to be traversed have signed petl?&
tlons and written approximately three hunY
dred letters, seems to require only the
4 continuation of the same careful attenY
tion in order to be secured at the coming
Y session of Congress. The association has
Y heartily approved of the proposed authorY
lty to the Commissioners for prescribing
Y street car schedules and punishing the vioY
lation of them, as well as the proposal
Y for the street car companies to sprinkle
Y their rights of way.
_X Streets, Sidewalks and Lights.
Tr Considering streets, sidewalks and lights
X the report set forth:
y "The enormous amount of work peril
formed under this head cannot be enuraerX
ated, as It has been a succession of splendid
.4 accomplishments during the entire year.
* The new, broa^ granolithic walks on North
Capitol street from M to T street con=
stitute a permanent improvement thoroughly
ly appreciated by pedestrians. The Eckinigton
place, Seaton place and many other
walks also as fully appreciated. Gutters
have been lowered on North Capitol and
Seaton streets and repaired on Randolph
street so as to largely prevent Hooding by
surface water from storms. The width of
iuau liuss ueeu mcreasea 10 iniriyfive
feet; the triangle at the southwest corner
of our territory at the intersection of
New York and New Jersey avenues and
M and 3d streets northwest, is to be curbed
and sodded. The U street roadway is to be
excavated to grade; appropriations have
been secured for paving T street and for
Lincoln road, which is now being Improved
north of R street. Our alleys are to be
swept once each week. The T street condemnation
proceedings are progressing satisfactorily,
and the street is included in the
estimates for grading and improvement.
It was found impossible to secure the reI
moval of dirt from streets and sidewalks,
I as the snow and Ice law had been held Invalid,
and there was no appropriation for
- 1 that work. A new law has been formulated
and Is now pending in Congress which it is
hoped will remedy the present annoying situation.
It was found impossible last fall
to secure hand sweeping on the streets
traversed by cars. We expect that this
_ 1 will be secured before long for all our
paved streets occupied by' cars.
^ "The following streets in our territory are
jjfc Included in the estimates recently prepared
Sf bv the Commissioners:
i"To pave Lincoln road from R street to
Florida avenue and further Improvement
north of R street, $10,600; to pave Randolph
place from North Capitol to 1st
street northwest, $8,280: to pave Seaton
place, from North Capitol to 1st street
northwest, $8,150; to pave Rhode Island
avenue, from North Capitol to 1st street
northwest, $0,800; to pave T street, from
Hfc North Capitol street to Lincoln road northE
east, $3,400; to pave North Capitol street,
g from T to V street, $9,600.
E "Provision -was Included for the paving
fe of Bates street, from 1st to 8d street northE
west. Arc lights are now being erected
jp along New York avenue and Elckington
K place. The association Is Informed that all
fc the present old-style street gas lights are
W to be changed to Incandescent, which will
Bp furnish much greater lighting power."
k Regarding lire and police protection, the
report stated that a truck house was asked
g for in the vicinity, but had been denied be
|f cause the fire chief was trying to secure
ijfe houses for other sections even farther away i
E from present Are houses than the locality
P suggested by the association. Police pro- :
JE tectlon, It was stated, has beep good. As
^ to mail facilities, the report states that i
such have been Increased, in keeping with 1
the erowth of the section.
As to Public Education.
I On the subject of public education the
I report stated:
1 "The association has continued Its hearty
* interest In public schools by urging an Increase
In the pay of teachers and an efficient
compulsory education statute, both of
which have been secured. It notes with
pleasure that the names have been placed
on the Emery and Gage school buildings)
that tna grounds nave Deen much improved
and that a fence has been provided at the i
Eckiugton School. It ia suggested that a i
similar improvement is desirable at the
Emery School. The new estimates provide
for extensions of both the Emery and Gage
buildings, which, if secured, will relieve the
present congestion of pupils In this section. .
The discontinuance of half-day schools '
above the second grade Is thoroughly appreciated,
and Congress is entitled to be '
thanked for this and many other wise provisions
in the recent amendment to the '
law relating to our sohool system. The association
has desired an addition to the
Dlawrounds for the Ecklneton School
which haa not been obta'ned. It recam- ,
mends that if provision was not made for
the opening of S street from Lincoln road ,
to 2d street northeast that a park and cnil- j
dren's playground should be established
M there extending from Randolph to S streets,
u. and from Lincoln road to 2d Street north?
east"
* The stand taken by the association on the
* matter under question was expressed (ls fol- .
jr lowsi
V "PnnaMarahlo otfanMnn no* hflaw 1
J W?vt4 O * Vl4 iU
| [ the necessity for the increase in water 1
1 [ ratea and the Installation of water meters.
, L It Is believed that If all publlo and bual
. (. nesa consumers of water were required to <
?pay their full proportion of the expense of this
servloe it would afford ample revenue j
' ( to more than cover the present and pros- j
' ? pectlv? cost of maintaining an adequate 1
' r supply, The association lit therefore, in \
' [ favor Of requiring measured water to be ]
; r used for these purpoaes, but does not ap?*
prove of the use of water meters in private
residence#, aa it appears suoh a general
requirement would be detrimental to health .
pfc and sanitation, although it la admitted that
measured service would more equitably distribute
the coat of city water."
Removal of Weeds.
Continuing, the report sets forth:
"Considerable attention has been given to
the question of the removal of weeds snd
other objectionable things from vacant lots.
It Is with regret that the committee reports
this function of our municipality not as
thoroughly equipped for abating such menaces
to health and attractiveness as Is desirable.
It Is trusted that Congress, at the
coming session, may provide some efficient
means to satisfactorily cure this undesirable
condition. The association's attention
has been recently called to a vacant lot
near the Emery School, where polso.i onk.
?>v., i aiijpn 11 l. me 101 is easny .-icjeaaible
to the school children, but there seems
to be no public means to protect them by
the removal of the noxious growths. The
committee suggests that the Commissioners
might with propriety give, through the
public press, information as to pending
bills which Congress has referred to them
for reports, with an invitation to any interested
citizens to present their views
thereon.
"The prize competition for the best lawns
and parking spaces at the end of September,
which was originated during the year,
la believed to have been of great benefit because
of the interest it has drawn to this
subject of special beauty in Washington.
An average of one out of three lawns in
our territory were found to be in a creditable
condition. It is hoped that If another
contest of this character is provided for
next year that the percentage of well-kept
lawns will be largely increased."
Enrollment of New Members.
The report was concluded with the statement
that forty-nine new members were
enronea last year, increasing the membership
to more than 250, and with an expression
of thanks from the executive committee
for the support of the members of
the association.
The report of the treasurer was that
there is $1>.99 In the treasury.
Resolutions of regret because of the death
of Archie Upperman, a member of the association,
were presented and adopted.
w. vr. nenaerson, cnairman or the committee
on railroads, stated that the tentative
plans adopted by the street railways
for reaching the new union station would
not Interfere, he understood, with the contemplated
extension of the Capital Traction
Company's line along Florida avenue to
8th street northeast, and thence down 8th
street to Pennsylvania avenue southeast.
H. E. Blau, chairman of the committee on
streets, sidewalks and lights, reported that
incandescent burners had replaced the old
gas burners in the street lights, and that
the Commissioners are considering a proposition
to provide a heavy penalty for interference
with any of the new street
lights.
A member of the association expressed
objection to the teaching of vertical writing
in the public schools. The subject was
referred to the committee on schools. Another
member declared that there Is a dangerous
crossing across the new Baltimore
and Ohio spur at Thomas street, leading to
Brentwood road. 8. P. Hartzell was elected
to membership.
Names of Those Present.
Those present were:
A. R. ijferven, A. M. El well, Frank M.
Ferris. Dan. C. Vaughn. H. E. Blau, T. V.
Noonan, H. L. Mattox, Jesse W. Morgan, J.
E. Rockwell, Thomas T. Ryan. Jbseph H.
Lear, W. F. Ashford, E. D. Everett, W. W.
Trail. J. T. Bresnahan, Finis D. Morris, <J.
H. Markward, M. A. I.eese, J. W. McGarry,
M. A. King. S. M. Ely. Charles Specht, C.
M. D. Browne, Wm. S. Odell, W. A'. Jordan,
Solon C. Kemon, L,. F. von WimpfTen,
t ttt r i nr? m *? * tt *?
j. w. ljuveiesa, 1. i. jaoure, J. n. ivieiion,
H. S. Meekham, J. D. Yoakley, J. C. Tappan.
Edward Foulke, Wm. G. Henderson,
C. B. Boas, H. M. Gunderson, Thomas D.
Walsh and A. O. Tlngley.
MARRIED TO SOMEBODY.
But Minister Thinks Mrs. Walker's
Groom Was Not McCool.
A dispatch from New York says Rev.
John Floyd Steen, the Episcopal minister,
who. Mrs. Frank Walker says, married her
to Peter F. McCool, the millionaire Pittsburg
oil producer, said yesterday that by
comparison of signatures he did not believe
that the man who posed as McCool at the
ceremony was the real McCool.
iuct~oui, wnose iriai on me cnarges 01
wife abandonment and n on support are to
be heard in Pittsburg, Issued a statement
declaring that he was the victim of a
blackmailing: conspiracy; that he did not
marry Mrs. Walker, and that another man
used his name.
McCool has been living in Butler, Pa.,
with the wife he married eighteen years
ago. She is the acknowledged social leader
of that town.
Mrs. Walker, who was a daughter of a
Mrs. O'Neill, in Rochester, has lived the
last two years In a fine mansion In Pittsburg,
which, she says, was given to her by
McCool. In her complaint Mrs. Walker
says she was married to McCool In the
home of her sister. Mrs. B. Scott. 261
West 42d street. New York, June 19, 1904,
by Rev. Mr. Steen of the' Ascension Memorial
Church.
At the 42d street house Mrs. B. Scott
Is not known. The city directory has also
overlooked her.
"I remember Mrs. Walker very well,"
said the minister, "because of her brilliant
red hair and her fair complexion. It Is
such a beauty as one sees only once in a
lifetime. She came to my house late at
night on June 19, 1904, with a man, and I
married them. The man said he was
Peter F. McCool of Pittsburg, but if he
really was, of course, I do not know.
"Since then I have compared the signature
of the real McCool to the signature af
fixed to the marriage certificate by the man
I married to Mrs. Walker, and they do not
at all agree. I should say they were not
written by the same man.
"A few weeks ago Mrs. Walker and her
lawyer called on me," he continued, "and I
recognized her at once because of her remarkable
beauty, although I had not seen
her since the night I performed the ceremony.
They asked me to make an affidavit
that I had performed the ceremony
which made her the wife of Peter F. McCool
of Pittsburg. I modified this affidavit
to read that I had married her to a man
who said he was Peter F. McCool of Pittsburg.
As I recall the ceremony, it was a
very sudden and Impromptu affair. They
came to my house late one night and said [
they were In a hurry to be married. Both
said they had never been married before,
and I did not hesitate to perform the ceremony."
One of the sensations to be developed by
the hearing of Mrs. Walker's charges ts
that she was the mysterious "woman in
black," who displayed such poignant grief
at the bier of the late Senator Matthew S.
Quay, In May, 1904, a few months before
she says she was married to McCool.
Mrs. Walker was Identified as the "woman
in black" by a lifelong political friend
of the late senator. H? said with great
positlveness:
"There is no possibility that I am mis
taken In the woman. I remember the Incident
well. She was In jnournlng, and her
Bplendld auburn hair and creamy complexIon
showed In. startling contrast to her
black garments.
"The church at Beaver, where Senator
Quay's funeral service was held, was small.
Those whose claims to admission could not
be denied filled It; many others tried to get
In, but were rebuffed. I was at the church
door when this woman made her last vain
effort to enter.
* ne&vy rainsiarm uroKe aunng un runeral
service, and very few persons, except
the family and close friends, went to the
cemetery. It was pouring rain when the
casket was carried from the hearse to the
grave. Just as the oasket was being lowered
I saw this woman standing by the
edge of the grave, touching elbows with
some of the senator's oldest friends.
"After the minister's last words I saw
Senator Quay's private secretary bare his
head to the rain and shake hands with the
woman. I Intended to inquire who she was,
but in the hurry following the funeral the
incident passed out of my mind."
Wagon and Gar dome Together.
A collision occurred at the intersection of
L3th and IT streets northwest yesterday
afternoon about B:80 o'clock between a
street car and a delivery wagon, the latter
vehicle belonging to uie iurnuure nrm or <
W. B. Moses & Son. The car was going: at 1
Cast enough speed to partly demolish the i
wagon and scatter the furniture that was t
In U about the street. William Ray, colored, j
living at 1838 21st street northwest, who )
svas employed as helper on the wagon, was
thrown to the pavement and Injured about 1
tils back. He declined to go to a hospital. 1
t
. j
An advertisement in The Star will i
reach more people In a day than a
JVr circulars and letter? in a month. I
[What,
! T?
I as with joyous hearts and
how conducive to health
I enjoy, the cleanly, regular
diet of which they should
not by constant medicatio
ous or objectionable natui
nature, only those of knc
and wholesome and trulj
Syrup of Figs, manufactui
come into general favor ir
of its quality and excellen
Syrup of Figs has alsc
they know it is wholesomi
ble physicians as to the
original method, from cer
IpiOOWiHV/U 111 CX.LI CLgl ggauic
used to promote the pleas
we are free to refer to a
# medicines and never favoi
Please to remember a
always has the full namt
printed on the front of eve
only. If any dealer offer
printed thereon the name
the genuine you will not g
a bottle on hand, as it i
whenever a laxative remei
AUTOS AND BALLOONS
AERONAUTS WERE ASSAILED BY
HEAT ABOVE CLOUDS.
A dispatch from Pittsfleld says: Into
a sky as golden as the foliage that crested e
the Berkshire hills, two balloons raised 1
irom the Aero Club Park here today. Beneath
them sped three automobiles, Intent
on making a figurative capture when the
airships should come to earth. The chase
stretched through nearly a hundred miles
of air, and over a like distance of rugged
road. It concluded with one of the balloonlsts
glad to breathe earth air after
gasping In a temperature 110 above the
clouds.
It was the successful launching of the
event originally planned for last Saturday,
when rain and low-sweeping clouds spoiled
a contest on which society In Lenox Hills
had counted for a fete day. Conditions
were propitious In every respect yestftrdftv.
vhpn thp r?n(aur tha hltradat 5
balloon In this country, and l'Orlent, an
Importation of silken fleetness, tilled their '
lungs for the long flight. Uncle
Sam took occasion to observe '
what would happen, in case of war ma- '
neuvers, should auto meet balloon in pur- c
suit. Observations were made by Major
Samuel Reber of the general staff. U.S. s
A., and Capt. Charles De Forrest Chandler e
of the Signal Corps, U. S. A. They were
passengers in the Centaur, piloted by
Charles J. Walsh. L'Orlent was guided by
Aeronaut Leo Stevens, with Capt. Homer
W. Hedge, president of the Aero Club, in
the basket.
Autos Stripped for Race.
The feed pipes from the gas tanks were
opened before daylight, and by that time
a thousand spectators had gathered in the e
parK, tne two suKen Dags were lasmng in r
their nets with the buoyant life of nearly J
80,000 cubic feet of gas. Although the stl- ^
ver cup offered on Saturday by Alan Haw- f
ley was again offered as a prize, interest
in the contest was at fever heat. Automo- I
biles came out of the hill homes like loping ?
hounds and gathered around the balloons. *
Attention was centered on a forty-horse c
power Berkshire car, stripped to its lightest 1
welght, and with Floyd Knight at the
wheel. Nearby was the forty-horse power
Panhor<1 r,Artl andt PlaViAn o nH a
a uiiwui u vi v^wi ituiivik a iviu uuu a
Pope-Hartford driven by William Archi- I
bald. These were the three machines which t
were to defend the prowess of the auto- ?
mobile.
At 10 o'clock a light breeze held out of 8
the southeast and the sun shone warmly, c
Pittsfleld policemen detailed to the park j
had their hands full in keeping the crowds t
clear of the balloons. In the basket of the
Centaur was placed a big map drawn by
Major Reber and covering the country r
around Pittsfleld for a radius of 100 miles, f
It was blocked off in squares, on which r
Major Reber could record by means of bar- _
ometer and thermometer the location and 1
rise and fall of the Centaur. Food, spring 8
water and stimulants were placed in the t
baskets of both cars and at the last mo- -j
ment the stars and stripes were set on the
Centaur. A score of men who had it in re- *
Btralnt caught the signal for release. A 'b
moment after its upward leap Aeronaut a
Walsh shouted for assistance. A cry of s
alarm went u{f from the crowd as a hundred
men rushed forward and clung to the "
drag rope. Walsh had observed at the start n
that too much ballast was aboard the Cen- 1
taur, and while the volunteers restrained s
his craft he lightened her. Again she lifted n
swiftly and half a minute later L'Orient "
was released.
Balloons Off, Pursuit Begins. v
The latter swept toward the Centaur, n
md a collision appeared Imminent. Together,
they barely escaped the top '
branches of a tree at the edge of the 8
park, and set a course directly over Pitts- I
leld. Chauffeur Knight was first to set h
forth In pursuit, and autorftobiles and pedes- J
trtans scurried out of his path. Archibald *
was close behind, and Cortlandt Field "
Bishop shouted to State Highway Commis- ?
toner Manning and Superintendent Butler n
>f the Lenox highways, to jump into the
Panhard. The three autos gave tongue
with their horns and sped beneath the rle
ng balloons. .
The fire bells of Pittsfleld sounded as
:he chase swept through the town, summonrig
citizens to the streets and to housetops.
It was only when a line was taken
>n the rushing autos that the speed of the c
jalloons was appreciated. Once they en- o
lered the upper currents they took the lead tl
ind were soon seeking cover In the clouds 0
jver Potter mountain. At this stage of the ..
pursuit the general trend was westerly. *'
Dn leaving the park and while within sight
?f the excited spectators Miajor Reber tl
:ould be seen working over his map like u
i sheet-writer recording bets on a big handi- ?
;ap.
Arrangements have been made to send a
ralletlns to the headquarters of the Aero S'
?lub at the Hotel Wendell, where Proprle- si
;or Luke J. Minahan, a recently elected o
nemher of the club, announced them to ai
;he crowd. The bulletins came from tele- si
ihone stations near Pittefleld, which had p
>een instructed to be on the lookout. ei
Knight, /\ his racing car, had taken the tx
ead over the Potter mountain. He said s?
ater that the Centaur entered the clouds b
>ver the mountain and was lost to view, a.'
3ut he had noted its direction, and sent his m
nachine toward the New York state line in
it full speed. He observed that the ai
.,'Orlent came very close to the summit of tl
JoyThey
Fy ery Ht
smiling faces they romp and plaj
the games In which they indulj
habits they should be taught to f<
partake. How tenderly their hea
n, but by careful avoidance of eve
'e, and if at any time a remedial ag
iwn excellence should be used; r
l ? > ??
f Denenciai in etiect, like the pie
red by the California Fig Syrup (
i many millions of well informed f
ce is based upon personal knowle
> met with the approval of physic
2, simple and gentle in its action,
medicinal principles of Syrup o
tain plants known to them to ac
syrup in which the wholesome C
ant taste; th.refore it is not a se
ill well informed physicians, who c
r indiscriminate se'f-medication.
nd teach your children "also that th
; of the "Company?California F
:ry package and that it is for sal<
s any other than the regular Fi
of any other company, do not acci
et its beneficial effects. Every fai
s equally beneficial for the pari
dy is required.
'.h? mountain, ita drag rope almost striking
:he trees.
Much of the way up to this stage of
:he pursuit the balloons were so close tofether
that the occupants could shout
rreetings. It was not necessary to resort
:o the Morse "wig-wag" signals which had
seen agreed upon.
At 11:42 the Centaur was directly over
Petersburg, N. Y., but so high in the air
:hat it looked little bigger than a hen's
igg. Knight caught sight of it, turned into
l cross road, and sped on. Half a mile belind
him were Mr. Bishop and Archibald.
VOrient was then about a mile to the east
>f the Centaur, and seemed to be descendng,
until Aeronaut Stevens flung: two bags
>f ballast overboard.
Mr lUIno Vion r>nv?- t-qaa!T'n/1 nr/vril frrtm
aia11iuiiuii iicav t cu nui u 11 vttt
Berin, N. Y., that the balloons had been
lighted about noon. They had been turned
:o a northeasterly course and were making
;oward Massachusetts, where they were
lext reported at Wllliamstown at 12:20.
Knight, still leading the pursuing autos,
was nearly half an hour behind t.ie baloons
at this stage of the chase. The baloons
struck a t>reeze due north, which earned
them across the Vermont line, and
:hey were reported from Pownal, Vt., at
L2:43 p.m.
From Bennington, Vt., and two nearby
settlements, 'phone calls came to Mr. Minalan
shortly before 1 o'clock from oper- i
itors, who were so excited that they could <
scarcely be understood. They reported that
wo balloons were falling so swiftly that
he aeronauts must have met with acci- <
lent. i
Subsequent information proved that the 1
iwift descents were under control of Stev- *
:ns and Walsh. The Centaur had decided i
o alight, and a spot near the military
nonument near Center Bennington was 1
:hosen. Knight, four miles away, hid
:aught the move, and put on his top notch
>f speed. Four miles further back, plugling
doggedly on, but out of the running,
vere the other autos. The Centaur alighted
;afely at 1:20, near the monument, a hunIred
Vermonters assisting the aeronauts by
linging to the drag rope. L'Orient swooped
downward near the outskirts of Benlington
until a farmer of the name of
rones heard the cries of Capt. Hedge and 1
Aeronaut Stevens. A note fluttered earth- I
vard, and Jones secured it. It had been ]
lasttly written, and read: ,
"Finder of this note please call Prop,
dinahan of the Wendell Hotel, Plttsfleld, :
ilass.. and tell him Centaur is landing on
lillside two miles east of Bennington. We '
an see them now. Stevens and I are still
ip. "HEDGE." ;
ii?litrrjn. AT? <n ? j J. i
.divlxuuu w iua Liie liUXiiesir.
In the final s-purt to be In at the "kill,"
Cnlght sacrificed three chickens on the
lighway, nearly collided with a hay wagon,
md reached the Centaur nearly an hour
tfter It had touched earth. Under the rules
if Saturday's cotnest, an auto, to win the
iawley cup, must reach the ballon within
wer.ty minutes of its ailghting.
L'Orient, after dispatching the note,
aised In the air. and continued Its upward
light until 't had reached an altitude of
learly three-quarters of a mile. Capt.
ledge said later that the earth was then
hut from view by a statum of gorgeously
lnted clouds. The thermometer registered
10, and Capt. Hedge was so oppressed by
he heat that he had to lie down in the
lottom of the basket. Aeronaut Stevens
.lso suffered greatly, and started the decent.
The first elimnses of swnps h^low
isclosed woods and mountain land of the
nost rugged character. Stevens lost no
ime In lowering L'Orlent, and the balloon a
afely at 4:30 p.m. on a mountain side j
:ear Jamaica, Vt.. about twenty-seyen g
niles from Brattleboro. Farmers drove to >
heir assistance, and after L'Orient had r
ieen deflated It was carried to Jamaica, s
rhence It will be shipped to New York to- r
norroTV. ,3
MaJ. Reber and Caj>t. Chandler sent r
?ord from Bennington tonight that their n
rip had been entirely successful. They n
aid that their apparatus had worked perectly
and that the ascension and pursuit p
,ad proved a valuable test, the merits of ii
?hlch they will report to the government, p
'Viav e<a M f Vto t t Vi a ac? <-> a r? t V? a ri KfiAn mo/la I a
I1CJ oaiu LHUL HID UliU WVtl IMM-vavs o
ear Bennington because at that stage of h
he Journey the purposes of the ascension
ad been accomplished. fc
. !
BELIEF AT SAN FRANCISCO. ?
Istimates for th? Continuance of the tl
Work Approved. ?
The executive committee of the Red
'ross has finally approved the estimates
f the San Francisco relief committee for ^
he continuance of the relief work In that t(
Ity up to July 1 next. Originally placed at c
J.000,000, these estimates have been reuced
by a little more than $700,000 upon
he report of the Red Cross special agent.
tost of the money required Is already In
Ight, as the San Francisco committee has r
balance of $2,382,000, with unfilled sub- t,
criptions subject to call of $900,000. These n
lbscriptions Include $500,000 In the hands tl
f the New York Chamber of Commerce
nd an equal amount held by the Massachuetts
relief committee. The Red Cross
roper holds a little over $2,000,000. The B
stlmates were approved with the condition, "
> which the San Francisco committee as- jmted.
that no further claims for damages 11
e paid out of the relief fund. It was
Iso arranged that the San Francisco comIHon
chnnlil nrpcpnt mnntlilv AStimntf?S
istead of calling for all the funds at once of
nd that all expenditures be audited at I c
le War Department. I i
Bring!
me !
?
r?whcn in health ? irw) I
?t >? in iivmivii m (vi 1
*e, the outdoor life they n
Drm and the wholesome I
1th should be preserved, H
ry medicine of an injuri- ij
jent is required, to assist I
emedies which are pure I
asant laxative remedy, I
:-o. Syrup of Figs has I
amilies, whose estimate I
:dge and use. I
:ians generally, because I
Wa r\rrv* oil ??arvn*a
f? v I1UV1 111 ?111 1 ^puid" III
f Figs, obtained, by an IB
t most beneficially and |
^alifornian blue figs are H
cret remedy and hence H
io not approve of patent I
le genuine Syrup of Figs J
7ig Syrup Co.? plainly
; in bottles of ons si7* I
fty cent size, or having It
ept it. If you fail to get j|
nily should always have III
snts and the children, 111
*
SILVEIEA TOOK LITTLE
ALLEGED HE CARRIED OFF ONLY
$63,000 FROM HAVANA.
Manuel Silvelra, the banker who disappeared
from Havana and Is held responsible
for the failure of the Arm of Ceballos & Co.
of New York, carried on'y $>13,000 with him
when he went to Venezuela. The Carmeiina
arrived in Havana harbor last night and
was pissfa loaay Dy me aumoruies.
Silvelra's partner denies a statement cabled
from Caracas, Venezuela, that Bllveira
left the firm solvent, with $1,500,000 assets,
against liabilities of $700,000. He declares
that SilveJra left nothing with which to
meet the firm's obligations, and that, after
making unsuccessful efforts to secure loans
from two Havana banks, Sllvelra took with
him *U,000 in cash. The partner of the firm
says he will now pay all its obligations
and that the Arm will then go Into liquidation.
Capt. Anderson of the Carmellna declares
that when the vessel was three miles off the
Cuban coast Sltveira ordered him to change
his course for Venezuela, alleging political
reasons. Prior to complying, the captain
called the mate of the steamer to witness
the signing of a document to this effect.
Capt. Anderson was greatly surprised upon
arriving at Havana to learn of the charges
igainst Silveira.
It is said Governor Magoon can do nothing
?xcept ask President Castro for Silveira'3
extradition, and the reply will depend entirely
on Castro's whim.
MAT BE CARDINAL.
Archbishop Farley Chats of His Rumored
Elevation.
Archbishop John M. Farley of New York,
ivho, according to rumors in New York, Is
to be elevated in December to a cardinalate,
laid a lanathv /?Anfttrnnna ? ?!?V?
-i u >v?o v../ vw?i.v>^?w jcoiciuaj n nu
Cardinal Gibbons and Archbishop Patrick
rohn Ryan of Philadelphia In Baltimore,
rhe cardinal and his visitors form a committee
which is in charge of the Indian and
negro missions.
The archbishop did not seem surprised
when told last evening of a dispatch from
S'ew York which spoke of the appointment
)f a second cardinal in America.
The dispatch said persistent rumors were
;urrent among Catholics that the selection
>f Archbishop Farley for a cardinalate
n-ill be announced at the December consist>ry
in Rome, and that the archdiocese of
Sew York will be honored, as expected for
leveral months. Another prelate, it was
laid, will receive the red hat at the same
.line, unc in utiigiaiuj i/cuig in me puiiLUl a
nlnd.
W hlle Archbishop Farley has been a cariinal
in petto, according to the dispatch,
;here has never been any other belief In
;hurch circles than that he would become
L cardinal In fact.
Correspondents of Catholic periodicals
lave written from Rome, the dispatch said,
hat the formal announcement would be
nade In December, and one report from a
eliable source declared:
"Although it is not announced here, It
:an be said almost with certainty that au
Vmerican promotion has been arranged for
n the Vatican, and that the prelate to re:eive
the honor Is the archbishop of New
fork."
Archbishop Farley is the guest of Mr.
ind Mrs. A. Leo Knott at their home, 1029
it. Paul street, where he has been since
Sunday evening. When he read the dis.v,
*U
rati.ii *?*5 uii/ucoi.ijr auuiuicu mat Lilt; jjji*
>ers in New York had spoken In the sama
train for some time, but that he knew
lothing further than what he read. He
leclared he did not know he was to be
nade a cardinal and had received no intimation
from Rome regarding such a pronotion.
With reference to being a cardinal "In
ietto," the archbishop declared he had no
ntimation of that either. A cardinal "In
>etto," he said, meant that the pope had
elected an archbishop for promotion- or
ad him in mind for the position.
"If I knew anything about a promotion
o a cardlnalsliip I could not be a cardinal
n petto.' " said Archbishop Farley; "so,
f course. I cannot say whether I am a
ardinal 'in petto' or not."
Rev. E. R. Dyer of St. Mary's Seminary,
he two archbishops and the cardinal disussed
matters pertaining to the negro and
nHion miaoinna a nH tho fnn/la #/??. ?
upport.
At 8 o'clock this morning Cardinal Gibons,
Archbishops Ryan and Farley and
lev. James Roger Matthews of Washingin
will go to Pittsburg to attend the dediation
of the new Cathedral of 8t. Paul.
Schooner in Distress.
The Baltimore schooner William H. Skiner,
a well-known visitor to this port, is
eported lying in Point Lookout Cove, on
he North Carolina coa^t, in distress, and
: is expected that a tug will be sent to
he aid of the vessel.
William A. Crawley of Henrico county
ras adjudged Insane yesterday aj. Richlond
by l>rs. A. L. Leftwich and A.
eas, commissioner of lunacy, sitting on
tie case before Magistrate Meyer Angle.
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days.
PAZO oiN'TMKNT fes rutrtsteed to cure toy case
Itching, BUnd, Bleeding or Protruding Piles ta
to 14 d*j? or rnouej retnnded. 50c.
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