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The Bowels
The Stomach
The Blood
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Yon have no need to go to
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yom have to do is to apply
at the drug store earned
Dandelion Tablets
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The Sunday Star,
; Including the Magazine Section.
By Mail, $1.50 a Year.
nu Krruuniiun
Smoke Law Refers Particularly
to Stationary Engines.
Statement by an Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel. -
Section of North Capitol Street Called
"Smoky Hollow"?Electric
Motors a Remedy.
Notwithstanding the fact that
the spirit, if not the letter, of the |
j District smoke law is being vio- J
1_ ^ _ j . . t f il . ? * ? i 1
laieu every nour 01 tne aay Dy tne
railroad companies, whose loco
motives ply the streets and pass
through the suburban places of the
District of Columbia, it is the opin
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fice and of the District Commission
ers that there is no redress under
the act of Congress regulating cer
tain phases of the smoke nuisance.
No attempt is made to explain why
a strong protest was not made
against the passage of a law which
discriminates against business men
whose interests are here and in fa
vor of corporations whose interests
extend far and wide over the
United States.
"The law was not Intended to apply to
locomotives." was the statement made to
a Star reporter by Assistant Corporation
Counsel Stephens. He added that the
smoke law refers particularly to "station
ary engines, boilers," etc.. and said the
corporation counsel had never found !t
necessary to render an opinion regarding
the application of the law to locomotives or
steamboats or to make a test case.
"It is very apparent that Congress In
tended the law to apply only to stationary
ciiKiiict. i?ii. kjwvraa luiiciuucu.
It was learned the Commissioners are
also .satisfied that the smoke law was
pever Intended to apply to railroad loco
motives. The only test cases as to the ap
plicability of the law were to determine
whether It would reach the owners of
apartment houses, the main question being
whether apartment houses should be
classed as private residences or business
In the meantime the business men who
have been lined repeatedly because smoke
stacks owned by them emitted smoke of
the so-called unlawful variety, are ex
pressing righteous indignation at what they
term "the unjust discrimination" against
them. They wonder why smoke which
floats out of stacks high in the air Is classed
as unlawful, and therefore the subject of
Police Court prosecution, while the great
clouds of "thick black or gray smoke and
clnderu," as expressed by the language of
me law. emitted at an nours from the
funnels of locomotives and blown by the
winds into the very faces of pedestrian*
and into the homes of cltlxens, Is per
Merchant Explains Difference.
"The difference is." & merchant re
marked. "that the smoke from the tall
stacks of the stationary engines goes aloft
and mingles with the clouds, while that
from the funnels of the locomotives, only
a few feet above the sidewalks and road
ways, penetrates residences and buslneaa
places, paints walls knack. Alls nostrils
with gas, soot and cinders and covers the
neighborhood with a black pall. The In
justice of the smoke law should, there
fore, be plainly apparent to every Intelli
gent person." j
An employe of the government printing
office, who dally crosses the little bridge
that spans the tracks of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad at North Capitol street, a
few yards north of the depot, has given
the valley below through which the trains
pass to and from the train sheds the name
of "Smoky Hollow." This cognomen is not
a misnomer, for the seen* that waa pre
wuieu iu b our reuurier mere yesieraay
bore out its significance. Below the bridge
were several locomotives, and all were
emitting clouds of smoke of greater or
lesser density and of several colors?black,
dark gray, light gray and white. Aa a re
sult, the scene presented in the valley was
a smoky one. Indeed. Some of the engines
were "drillers." and as they shifted the pas
senger cars hitfeer gad thither they puflM
B&O Station
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vigorously and left long trai>s of smote and
gas in their wake.
Above "Smoks- Hollow" was an atmos
phere palled with the smoke of soft coal.
Clouds of it drifted into the streets in. the
neighborhood, especially North Capitol,
street, through which the great white Capi
tol building could be seen dimly as through
a darkeneJ glass. Some of the buildings
n An n ma (i t JM A M V. A n M 4- f? n 1 . . r"
of coal gas. while their wails and interiors
have been darkened by the drifting smoke
clouds that are ever In evidence there
Bridges Blackened.
An observer standing on the little bridge
that spans the tracks at North Capitol
treet. or the one at Massachusetts ave
nue, may readily imagine himself in the
steel manufacturing and foundry* district
of smoky Pittsburg. The bridges In ques
tion are blackened, timbers and all. by the
smoke of passing Iocolnotive?. While the
reporter was taking observations of the
foglike picture spread out in every direc
tion he conversed with a venerable colored
man, who had been picking cinders. Not
ing that the newsman was particularly in
terested in the blackened bridge, the old
ibuuw remariteu:
" 'Deed, boas, dat bridge dun look like It
war covered wid black whitewash."
It was suggested that if there is any
doubt as to the color of the smoke given
off by the railroad engines and its great
volume, the doubting one should post him
self on either of the bridges close to the
Baltimore and Ohio depot or the One on
Sixth street. Just south of the Pennsylvania
railroad station, and take observations for
a few minutes.
A picture presented yesterday meiuaea
the white walls of the new union station
standing in bold relief, surrounded by rifts
and clouds of the blackest of black smoke
from the several locomotives In the vicin
ity. One of the railroad men volunteered
the Information that the snowy wails
would not long retain their whiteness with
the locomotives using gas coal and other
soft varieties, but that eventually they will
present a bestreaked and smudgy appear
ance, in striking contrast with their pres
ent immaculate aspect.
Electric Motors a Remedy.
Being asked what remedy he would sug
gest. the railroad man replied:
"Electric motors such as are used in
some tunnels. They would solve the prob
lem. Let the railroad companies employ
smokeless and steamless electric motors to
haul their cars within the city limits, leav
ing the smoke-producing engines on the
outside, and the thing is done. There will
be no smoke nor steam nor dirt, and, what
is bettfer, no complaint."
In the vacinity of the 6th street depot
the picture was a smoky one. Indeed. One
passenger train pulled out and another
pulled in, a shifting engine puffed vigor
ously as it pushed or pulled cars hitfler
ana initner. ana tne surrounding atmos
phere was filled with smoke. There was
black smoke, dark gray smoke, white
smoke and variegated smoke. From a point
at Maryland avenue and 6th street it ap
peared to the observer that there might
be a great conflagration In the vicinity of
the depot, located in the business center of
Washington. Beyond the station the sky
was comparatively clear, only a few curls
of smoke from the chimneys lazily ascend
As one of the Pennsylvania trains was
pulling out of the station the locomotive
began puffing and straining as it went
along Oth street between Missouri avenue
and Maine avenue southwest, and great
volumes of smoke were emitted from the
funnel. The wind was contrary and play
ful and the smoke masses were whirled
about, blotting out for the time the gray
uuuuiiiK ui uic iisii t'uumussiuu aiiu uic
view of the museums beyond 7th street.
Several residents along Oth street and
Maryland and Virginia avenues complained
that the smoke from the passing locomo
tives All their homes with grimy smoke,
cinders and ashes, and had resulted in a
marked depreciation in the value of prop
erty along those thoroughfares, also mak
ing it difficult to let the houses even at
greatly reduced rental.
Almost Constant Smudge.
As a result of locomotives passing over
the tracks of the Pennsylvania and South
ern railroads in South Washington there
Is an almost constant smudge of smoke over
that vicinity, and the structures, notably
the fish commission building, all bear a
oili"ntouin,u a|/^ai?uvo.
Several of the officials of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company were asked why
the company uses soft coal In Its locomo
tives. Some of them replied that It was
cheaper than hard coal and more easily
obtained. Others said the furnaces of the
engines had been constructed for soft coal,
aim to make a change wouIH cost the com
pany many thousands of dollars, as it
would be necessary to practically recon
struct all the locomotives. One official re
"As my reply to your question, I refer
you to the general superintendent In Phila
Conditions in the suburban places along
me Pennsylvania ranroaa ana ine tines
that run south are said to be about the
same as at those on the Lines of the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad. At Benning the
smoke nuisance is said to be almost un
bearable at times, and similar conditions
are reported from the vicinity of the navy
yard. Some of the suburbanites are talk
ing of petitioning Congress this winter to
| pass a law wmcn will glv* mem at least a
measure of relief.
Oct It Going and Coming.
"We set It going and coming?I mean
the smoke," a suburbanite who live* out
RockvIUe way said to a Star reporter. He
rATOlintPfl tho ATTVAftfiniM n# ttiA nAmmiitaM
most of them government employes, who
have homes along the Metropolitan branch
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, sarins
he had heard of the fastidious young man
who lived in Pittsburg and who found It
necessary to change his collars and cuffs
several times a day In order to maintain
the standard of neatness he bad estab
"The conditions on the trains are not
quite as bad aa that, but almost," It was
In order to observe the conditions par
ujjt OutjidePenna (STATIOnIO
sonnuy ine reporter boarded the 5:30 o'clock
p.m. train after purchasing a ticket for
Rockvllle. The cars had been swept and
dusted, hut the odor of coal gas remained
a:id there was a suggestiveness in the coach
of the interior of a residence In which a
oitiunj vvat-uul Ilillg 011/ V C liau UCCII .
The car was soon filled with a variegated
assortment of passengers?men. women and
children. The government clerks were
easily distinguished from the real country
article, as nearly all of tliem were provided
with copies of The Evening Star, in the
contents of which they quickly became ab
sorbed and oblivious to all surroundings.
The others, like Aunt Nancy at the fair,
scrutinized their fellow-passengers and
then became intere.'ted in the scurrying
railroad men on the platforms and the be
lated passengers as they hurried to catch
the train. Finally the signal to go ahead
cmindpd. thi? hitr Inrnmnt've snnrtad and
puffed and the train glided over the rails.
The wind flurries were from the north,
and the smoke that issued from the funnel
of the engine was driven into the train shed,
passing the windows of the passenger coach
in fantastic flurries and shapes. Not a
great deal of It penetrated to the interior
of the car, as the windows were closed to
keep out the raw November air. Just as
the train .had cleared the shed a stout coun
tryman who had reached the car after
some rapid sprinting for a man of his avoir
dupois scrambled up to the platform and
entered the coach, blowing like a porpoise.
As he opened the door the Interior of the
car was filled with the gaseous smoke from
the locomotive.
Started Passengers Acoughing.
That started several of the passengers
acoughing. and an old lady ventured the
remark that some people would be late
even when Gabriel blows his final trumpet
call at resurrection time. As the train
proceeded toward the boundaries of the
city many smoke flurries from the locomo
tive swept past the windows, and it was
easy to Imagine what the conditions inside
the passenger cars had been in the sum
mer and early autumn when the windows
were open.
A communicative passenger who occu
pied the seat with the reporter entered into
a discussion of the smoke nuisance. He
commended The Star for what he termed
its "Just statements and expose of a law
that was clearly intended to oppress cer
tain citizens for maintaining a lesser nul
sance and excuse the srre?t railroad cor
porations who maintained a greater one."
Referring to summertime conditions, he
"I live near Terra Cotta station and have
been going back and forth in the cars over
the Metropolitan branch for several years.
When the windows are open the black
siuoKe, cimi kus miu cuiuers irum me soil
coal fill the coaches and make the trip, as
short as It Is. most unpleasant. Always
after reaching home on warm days I devote
some time to combing the cinders out of my
hair and beard. The flying ashes also fill
the seats and are ground into the clothing
of passengers. Congress should pass a law,
if fruch a thing is permissible, requiring all
railroads to burn hard coal, following the
example of the Philadelphia and Reading
company. And it strikes me that if Con
gress can pass a law which, as applied to
the foundries, hotels, laundries and elec
tric plants of Washington, Is praptlcally
prohibitive to the burning of soft coal by
those institutions, such a step could also be
taken as to the railroads."
At this juncture the brakeman announced
"Terra Cotta," and the suburbanite alighted.
sea 01 macs amose.
Stott's and Lamond's were reached, each
plate being bathed in a sea of black smoke
from the snorting funnel of the big, throb
bing engine. Finally a halt was made at
Rockville, and, notwithstanding the fact
that all the windows had been closed, the
atmosphere of the coaches was Impregnated
with the smell of smoke and gas. Some of
the flying cinders, too, had filtered In and
settled Ino the velvet cushions and the cloth
ing of the passengers. The customary
crowd of waiting ones was on the plat
form at the Rockville station, and the com
muters who were returning from their day's
toll for Uncle Sam were greeted by wives,
sisters, mothers and daughters and escorted
to their homes.
The citizens with whom the reporter con
versed expressed themselves as pleased with
the action of The Star In taking up the
matter of the injustice of the District smoke
law. Some of them made comparisons be
tween the conditions on the electric rail
ways and those on the steam roads, and
the consensus of opinion was that hard
coal should be used on all roads where
practicable, but that electricity is destined
to solve the smoke problem and other prob
lems connected with railroad travel lit the
"Under present conditions, however, one
of the citizens said, "the smoke law in the
District of Columb!a should be applied as
equally to tire railroads as to the indi
viduals and companies fined under its pro
visions." .
Among the Small Craft.
The sailing sloop belonging to Mr. Neltsy,
which has been hau'ed out on the marine
railway at Reagan's boatyard, has been
launched ready for service after having had
her hull under water cleaned and painted
and some minor repairs made. She will be
used for hunting and fishing trips on the
river this fall and until the boating season
is over.
The power launch Stella, belonging to Mr.
J. H. Nicholson, has been hauled out at
Reagan's to he given a general overhaul
ing and painting of her hull, and for such
other repair work as may be necessary. She
will be ready for service again within the
next day -or two.
The power launch belonging to Mr. Don
Williamson of this city, is to be hauled out
at uenneit ooatyara and wiy be laid up
there under shelter for the winter. The
larger marine railway at Bennett's Is still
out of service, but It Is thought it will be
ready for service early In the coming
To Cure a Cold in On* Day.
Me LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Drog
ftflti refund money if it falls to care. B. w.
GKOVB'S signature la a* each bez. 28c.
Tft ith financial ruin staring him in the
face and his political future absolutely
black. It Is said that Count Caatellane Is as
cheerful, vain and foppish as ever. A cable
gram from Paris says:
Despite the obvious intention of the court
to grant Countess de Casiellane a divorce,
the count is as debonair In manner as ever.
He is now living with his parents, and has
aged greatly during the recent months.
Count Boni's social position is critical.
Women are beginning to cut him, now that
he is penniless. Nevertheless, in face of de
feat and financial ruin, the count remains
the dandy. He is as careful as ever about
the slightest detail of dress. Hi.< neckties,
waistcoats and gloves are still Irreproach
able. although showing the signs of wear.
The count's bitterest enemies Sdmit that
he is plucky In a vain fashion. He has but
few stanch friends, for the clubmen of the
better sort have shunned I'.ini for years be
cause of his foolishness. Others who are
married have shunned him for the reasons
which Maitre Cruppi disclosed.
Politically Ruined.
What grieves the count chiefly Is that the
trial destroys his itolitical future. As he Is
a member of the opposition and a royalist
It is unlikely that the court, which favors
the government, will provide him any ali
mony. Therefore he will be declared a
bankrupt and compelled to resign from the
chamber of deputies. Although he is clever,
it will be difficult for him to earn a living.
The count's family will be obliged to su.p
nnrt him. nnrt from thi? ? /*nrlr?it?s onnrliHr?n
will arise. The countess now pays the
count's father an annuity of 28,0--X) francs,
and she manifests the intention to continue
this annuity, despite the outcome of her
suit. If so there will" be provided the spec
tacle of the father, whom the son always
helped financially with his wife's money,
reversing the usual order and providing his
son with money derived from the wife who
has divorced him.
Duels Unlikely.
Boulevardiers dcclare there will be no
duels, because the husbands of the women
whom Cruppi exposed fear to challenge
Boni. since their own conduct, it is said.
Is no better than the count's. The only
person who could challenge the count is
Edmond Kelly, who would scorn to meet
Boni even in a duel.
wwmg 10 me count a nnanciai siraits ne
may have to resign from the fashionable
clubs of which he is now a member?the
Tennis Club, Polo Club, Automobile Club.
Horse Show Club, Yacht Club and Cercle
Rue Royale. The count will be received
wherever his parents go, but the American
colony, where he was formerly received
for his wife's sake, will be closed to him.
The nobility, too, will snub him for being
found out.
No doubt the court will grant the countess
her divorce. Kven though Maltre Bonnet
throughout the trial has made no effort to
refute her charges, the public is convinced
that thf* nniint la Hntihlv o-nUfv Tho A^nntacc.
is living quietly, and now that the worst
strain is over she seems relieved. She
looks, less careworn and her expression,
while not cheerful, is peaceful. She spends
her time with her children in her palace in
the Avenue Bois de Boulogne and drives
dally with her children and Miss Helen
Gould in a closed automobile, fearing the
Countess in Seclusion.
No queen could be more carefully guarded
than is the countess. She accepts no social
Invitations and sees only her intimate
friends, the Millington Drakes. The count- |
ess' conduct is suggestive of a young widow
recently bereaved. The count, on the con
trary, attends teas and dinners and goes
wherever he is Invited.
Counsel (or the counteas are confident
that the application of the count's attor
neys tor an examination of the witnesses
in the case will be denied by the court
when the matter comes up next Wednes
day. It Is also regarded as measurably
certain that the public prosecutor will npt
avail himself of the right which he pos
sesses to be heard in the interest of the
general public. Nevertheless, it is known
that the creditors are using every influence
to prevent the granting of a divorce until
after their case is disposed of.
Corrected Bearings of the Buoys in
This Vicinity.
The following notice to mariners, regard
ing buoyage In waters about this city, has
been issued from the office of Commander
Edward Lloyd, Jr., inspector in charge of
this lighthouse district:
Anacostia River, D. C., corrected bearings
of the buoys: Greenleat Point Shoal Buoy
Poplar Point, n.e. by e. \ e.: insane asylum
tower, e.s.e; Washington monument, n. by
w. % w. Giesboro Poinit Upper Buoy No. 2,
a spar?Dome of Capitol, n. by e. % e.;
Poplar Point, n.e. by e. V& e.; Washington
monument, n. by w. % w. Potomac City
Flats Buoy, No. 4, a spar?Dome of capitol.
ii. uy c., x xumi, ii.v. uj e. e.;
Hunters Point, s.w. by w. Buzzard Point
Flats Buoy, No. 4 spar?Dome of Capitol,
n. % e.; Poplar Point, e.n.e.; Hunters
Point, s.w. by w. Potomac City Flats Buoy,
No. 4V4, a spar?Dome of Capitol, n % e.;
Poplar Point, n.e. by e. V4 e.; Buzzards
Point, w.n.w. % w. Channel Buoy, No. 3, a
spar?Dome of Capitol, n. % e.; Poplar
Point, e.n.e. % e.; Insane asylum tower,
s.s.e. % e. Poplar Point Fiats Buoy, No. 6,
a spar?Dome of Capitol, n. % w.; Poplar
Point, s.s.e. % e.; insane asylum tower,
s. by e. % e. ) Anacostia Flats Buoy, No. 8
a spar?Dome of capitol. n. % w.^.Poplar
Point, s. % w.; Buzzards Point, s.w. 14 a.
Anacostia Flats Buoy, No. 10, a spar?
Dome of Capitol, n. by. w. % w.: Poplar
Point, s.s-w. % w.; Buzzards Point, s.w.
hi. w.
Local Lodges Have Programs of Busi
ness and Social Character.
Minnehaha Lodge, No. 1. International
Order of Good Templars, met in Pythian
Temple, 1012 9th street northwest, Tues
day evening. There was a rood attend
ance, including severffl visitors from Per
severance Lodge. Mr. Henry F. Smith,
chief templar, presided, and Mrs. Carrie
Smith, pianist, led in the song service
Routine business was transacted, four ap
plications for membership were received,
and a social session was held, after which
came good of the order, conducted by the
chair. Upon suggestion of the committee
on current events, the general election of
the day being in mind, "America" was
sung, and Chaplain S. W. Russell recited
Longfellow's apostrophe to the Ship of
State. Mr. Marion Gilbert entertained with
a vocal solo, Mrs. Smith, accompanist;
Miss Nina Higdon gkve a recital, and ad
dresses were given Mrs. Evelyn Oilbert,
Chief Templar Smith, Wilbur McDaniel.
Grand Templar Corby and Lodg^ Deputy
Westdal contributing.
The chair announced the installation of
officers for the next meeting.
Exoelaioor Lodge, No. 21, I. O. G. T., met
in EMes" Halt, 902 Pennsylvania avenue
northwest, Wednesday evening. Mr. G. W.
Jenkins, chief templar, presided, and Miss
Sullivan of Perseverance Lodge, pianist,
led in the singing. Routine business was
transacted, the initiatory degree was con
ferred on the Misses Mary Bradford and
rtow nrVilnh o oAA<al a<M>aiA*. ???
The officers-elect were Installed, Mr. J. S.
Freeman, deputy grand templar, officiating-,
assisted by Mr. J. C. Foster and Miss
Blanche Neflt as Installing: marshals.
In the good of the order, conducted by
the chief templar, Mrs. Freeman, Master
Jenkins recited the Juvenile Temple pledge
in verse; Mr. McCallton of Perseverance
T OTA jlalllfAVA^ on o44?UUH1 JI- ?
ati auui coo, WUiniCUUlllg
the study and advocacy of temperance on
its scientific side, and remarka, bespeak
ing success to the lodge just entering upon
Its second year, were made by Grand
Templar Corby, Orand Superintendent Rus
sell and others. The new chief templar
announced her committees in part, and ex
pressed the wish that the membership In
general would endeavor to make the pres
ent quarter the most sucoessful one of 1U
Perseverance Lodge, No. 2. L O. Q. T?
held Its latest iteaslon with open doors In
the presence of a large number of visitors.
Including a delegation from Fidelity I/odg?*
Bethesdn, Md.. Chief Temp'.ar Magie. and
daughter. Mrs. Chltiy, the Misses Chapln.
Stella and Mabel Haney ard OfTut. and
Messrs. Kefauver Keisor, Morr'son. and
Windsor uml Grafton Offut were among
the visitors. Grand Temnlar I. Corbv
made the strangers welcome in a orlef
address, and the members of the order
from Maryland were extended a welcome
by Past Grand Templar A. H. Frear.
An extended literary and musical enter
tainment, arranged and conducted by Fast
Grand Vice Templar Mrs. A. H. Fre3r
was given. There were vocal solos by
Miss Anna Tennyson. Miss Goldie Miller,
accompanist: cornet solos by Mr. James A.
Joyce, violin sol's by Prof. E. C. Palmer,
Mrs. Carrie Smith, accompanist; an original
poem, with Good Templary for its theme,
was read by Mrs. Evelyn Gilbert; piano
duets were given by Mrs. l.atliam and Mrs.
Galley, vocal duets and solos were* "riven
by Miss Ida and Oscar Zagler. character
recitals were given by MIm* Lottie Lewis,
and by little Miss Teresa Chav s. who also
iippcared In an amusing: tableau; vocal
solos were given by Mr. Marion Gilbert.
Mrs. Ada O. Latham, accompanist, and
vocal solos by Mrs. Smith, to ber own ac
companiment. v
Silver Star Lodge No. I. O. G. T., met
in Good Templar Hall, on the Brookville
road. Tenleytown. Thursaay evening. Mr.
William K. Payne, chief tempi.ir. presided
and Mrs. Km ma Cor boy of Perseverance
Lodge. presided at the piano. here was
a good attendance. Including a large num
ber of visitors, who paid many compli
ments upon the improvements of the hall,
including anterooms and a commodious
stage. A special feature of the meeting
was a visitation by the Grnnd Lodge of
ficers, who were received with honors.
The routine business of the lodge was
taken up and disposed of. Mr. A. K. Shop
maker, at his own request, was made alter
nate. rather than delegate, to tlie Grand
Lodge, and George Keene was made dele
gate. rather than alternate. In that body.
The good of the order was then entered
upon, directed by the grand templar. Tem
perance talks under the Ihree-minute rule
were made by Mr. I. I<. Corby, grand tem
plar; Mrs. Emma Corbcy. grand vice tem
plar; S. T. Westdal, grand secretary: S.
\V. Russell, grand superintendent of juven
ile work; Mrs Evelyn Gilbert, acting grand
, chaplain; John T. Finney, grand marshal;
Marion Gilbert, grand guard; A. E. Shoe
maker, past grand templar, and by mem
bers of the lodge cs follows; Chief templar.
William E. Paine; vice templar, Mrs. Alex.
Yowell; Forrest Yowell, past chief tem
plar; W. A. Collins, marshal, and George
Keene, secretary.
Leesburg and Vicinity.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
LEKSBURO, Va., November 10, 1?0?.
News has been received here of the death
of Mr. William Shaffer of Camden, N. J.,
and son of the late Frederick Shaffer of
Lees burg. *
The rector and vestrymen of St. James'
Episcopal Church of this town last evening
Leiiuereu a reception 10 me congregation
at the rectory. A collation was served.
Mrs. Margaret Wynkoop, wife of Mr. D.
H. Wynkoop, died at her home near Wood
burn, this county, last Monday of pneumo
The bonds of the town of Leesburg, issued
In connection with the construction of the
new waterworks, have been sold to a New
York company at par and accrued Interest.
The bonds are thirty In number, of the de
nomination of $1,000 each.
Mr. Paul W. Garrett of Leesburg has been
appointed by Gov. Swanson a delegate to
the second convention of the southern con
ference on immigration and quarantine, to
be held at Nashville, Tenn., November 1 i
to 14.
A rural free delivery route In Union, this
county, was put Into operation November
I, with John Lynch of Round Hill carrier.
The engagement of Mies Rebecca Pearson,
daughter of Mr. J. H. Pearson of near
Leesburg, to Mr. Wyekliff Jenkins, son of
Mr. Adolphus Jenkins of Dranesville, Lou
doun county, has been announced. The
vceddlng will occur Wednesday, November
14, at the Home or the bride s parents.
Topic of Secretary Root's Speeches In
the West.
Secretary Root has advised the Cincinnati
Commercial Club that he will be glad to
deliver an address before that body on
November 23, If that date be acceptable.
His presence in Cincinnati on November 22
was especially desired by the club, but Mr.
Root found that he would be unable to ac
cept the Invitation for that date because of
an engagement to address the St. Louis
uummruiiii liud, wuveinuer 21.
The Secretary of State will deliver two
addresses in Kansas City on his coming
western tour. The first will be before the
Commercial Club, November 1S>, and the
other November 20, before the trans-Mis
sissippi commercial congress. All of Mr.
Root's speeches will relate to his recent
visit to South America and trade possibili
ties with the southern republics.
Personal to Blver Men.
Mr. Gustav P. Lohr, manager for Johnson
& Wimsatt. is confined to his home on Cap
itol Hill by illness.
Capt. Frank Taylor is temporarily in com
mand of the little tug D. M. Key while
Capt. Frank Kintz spends a few days
Mr. Ben Snell. second engineer of the tug
i William H. Yerkes. jr., has been summoned
1 to his home at Edenton, N. C.. In conse
I quence of the death of his father.
AUi v iyikii ii
(with rare
at Harvs
" There's a Reason. <
1st. This food is toothsome arv
2d. It is wonderfully easy of d
been predigested in the process of
3d. Predigested Grape-Nuts su
drates in such form tfcat the blood
these elements in the tissues all ov<
until exertion releases the kinetic ei
That energy is there >
4 A. This food contains delicate i
obtained in natural form from field
This element thus highly sped;
finity for and will unite with album*
This combination produces th<
Brain and Nerve Cells all over the 1
Yale and Harvard men know t
lot," both mentally and physically.
"There's a Reason" for
Get the little book, "The Road 1
. <
Senor Henito I^ogarde, a native member
of the Philippine commlMlon, who arrived
in Washington the other day on his way to
Manila, which he left last June, said to a
Star representative that he hopes to see
the new legislative assembly organized by
next July. He a<td?>d that as soon as ha
reaches Manila the commission will arrango
a subdivision of districts, each one of
which will be represented by a member in
the assembly. Not less than fifty nor more
than one hundred representatives will con
stitute this new body.
Secretary Taft's Trip.
"I believe Secretary Taft will again go
to the Philippines next summer," said Senor
Lezardt1. "an/I will ?-?all t n ??>U fire*
meeting of the assembly. The final organ
ization of the body is practically the most
important work before the commission not*.
>ut 1 cannot Rive you many details because
I have been absent for six months.
Arrangements will be made as soon as
practicable for the building of more schools.
They are needed, for those we have now ac
commodate an average attendance of only
400,0(0 pupils, and latest statistics show
there are nearly as many more who need to
I:e educated. Of course, attendance there
,s not compulsory, and I do not believe
laws will be enacted?at least for the pres
Senor Lrgarde was asked if he knew any
thing about the rumors to th?' effect that
Japan wants the Philippines.
"Not a tiling. In fact." he said, "I
should like to know where they originate.
When the llrst mention of tills alleged an
nexation was made last January the Fili
pinos took it very seriously. Tliey are well
satisfied with what they have, anil they are
perfectly willing to stand by It."
President's Proposed Visit.
"Do you know anything a.bout the sug
gested visit of President Roosevelt to th?
Philippines?" the commissioner was asked.
"The President to go to the Philippines?
No, I know nothing about It. But. oh. it
would be great! We should like very much
to have him there. I know he expects to
go after he gives up the presidency, for
he has said so. But for him to go there as
President of the 1'nited States would bo
good?good for us especially, and the Fili
pinos would like to have him."
"Is there a possibility he will go with
Secretary Taft next summer?"
"I don't know, but I sincerely hope he
will," was the answer.
President Roosevelt, It was learned this
morning from a trustworthy source, has
signified his desire to visit the Philippines.
The informant told The Star renresenta
tlve that there would bo nothing unusual
In It, especially since the President would
have established n precedent by going away
from the I'nlted States In vision* Panama.
Furthermore, Inasmuch as the hPilippines
are American possessions, it Is held that
It would be not only proper but advisable
for President hoosevelt to go there In his
capacity as chief executive. According to
the Informant, the President has great
faith In the future of the far eastern Amer
ican possessions, and would make the re
sult of his observations and experiences in
the islands the subject of a special mes
sage to Congress.
Senor ljtgarde will meet Secretary Taft,
althoough where he does not know. Hh
will .^all for Manila November 20, and will
reach there about Christmas.
Much Money Found in Mails From
Careless Folks.
The desire of Postmaster General Cortel
you to make the division of dead letters of
the Post Office Department a model estab
lishment of Its kind, and the particular at
tention which has been given to it by
Mr. De Graw, fourth assistant postmaster
general, have resulted In new records for
efficiency in the work of thit division. Its
report for October shows that the number
of undelivered letters returned to senders
In that month exceeded all former month
ly records, being 282.0HI. against 187,787 the
preceding month, and ISO,(143 In the corre
sponding month last year. Not only was
the monthly record broken, but the rec
ord for one week, which was accomplished
in the week of October 22-27, when 4(1781
letters were returned, and also for a single
day?October 2.V-when 8.20S letters were
returned. Thirty-one per cent of return
able letters were restored to senders,
against 20 per cent for October, 1!*),%. Mr.
Cortelyou is especially desirous of having
all undelivered mall matter returned to
senders when It la possible to locate them,
and is therefore much gratified with this
Thfl tnti 1 numlior r\f rilonoo rtf nr?r?l?i imrwf
matter received in the division last month
was 1,019,875, as compared with M24.80I in
October of last year. The amount of money
found in dead letters also shows a consid
erable Increase, being Jti.'JHJ.itx in ft.Ki'l let
ters, against $4,040 in 5.S46 letters In Octo
ber, 11)03.
aodl Yale
!-I\l IUL
experience proves.
d delicious.
igestion, the starchy part having
pplies the body with carbo-hy
quickly assimilates and deposits
ei the body, there to lie dormant
i urape-Muts has beei} the tooa.
particles of Phosphate of Potash
alized by Mother Nature has an af
en and water in tne human body.
; soft gray matter, filling the
sody. That keeps the
:hese things, and they are a "huskjr
\1 T\^?TTTrCnp3(f^
Wellville," in pkgs.

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