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j [' JLj2 ? ** ? * :? t t One entire floo Overcoats and I was decided upo Penns] % X i NPWQ nc THP 1 + ? *?' V V ??/ X/ A A m NATION, LIET'T. cor.. IyLOTD M. BRETT, adjutant general. District of Columbia Militia, who has also served as instructor of the brigade since the death of Col. Pettit, points out certain things that mean in_ : QPmArv wnrk of the CIX'UMHIK lllinrai m fcuc - ? guardsmen. The company officers are on hand in the drill hall before "second call" und Insist upon a prompt assembly of the company. The men are beginning to realize that * 'unfitness is one of the first and moat es.??^tial duties of n? soWler. * A well-considered plan of work for each night on the rtljDi the captain is now the rule, and mi ji u? organizations open the evening witH the f?hool of the soldier and by gradual progression close with a drill of the company at war strength, special attention being given to platoon movements. tj.o tv.rlc la juiifi to he not onlv instructive. I but Interesting. and it is hard to fltul a body of men who so readily and earnestly exercise every faculty in an endeavor to respond to the wishes of their Instructor!. The field officers are now enabled to detect the weak points in their commands and apply a remedy * * * The average guardsman, it is explained, is becoming impressed with the fact that there is something in soldier work for him besides drudgery, If he Is a mind to extrai t It. In the instructions that are so carefully given are the exercises that build tip a fine physique and a military figure. jnc ari 01 wiu&iuk conecio is aiso uiuftin. The soldier Is told how to shoot correctly, and that in itself Is an accomplishment held In hitch esteem throughout the country. The ramps at the target range and elsewhere are declared of value to those in every walk of ltfe. It is asserted that there is a bright future for the guard. Its work is progressive and sensible, the officers are earnest and competent and the men loyal and willIn* * * Bruce Magruder and John G. Donovan will depart in a few days for Fort Leavenworth. Kan&is. to take final examinations for commissions in the army. That they witl paws ami become excellent officers la aid to l>e assured. They received their early military training In the guard here and are as proud of that fact as the guard Is said to b?- of their success. * * * Muj. James K. Bell. Inspector general of riflo practice. VMstHrt of Columbia Militia, hiu. comulcted ills annual report. It shows that ?K; M per rent of the membership of the brigade qualified during the season Just ended Sixty-five guardsmen qualified as experts, forty as sharpahoeteta and t!23 as marksmen. Of the remainder twelve finished as first-class men.- slxt5~-two as secondclass. as third-class and M5 as fourthclass The Improvement is Indicated by the Btatitnent that In It*>5 there were 1.21U guardsmen In the fouAh class. The brlKade figure of merit Is 45.t>a, as against 27.?? in 11*05. Rifle practice s^eems tp be improving all over the country. For Instance, the state of New York this year had U,i?7S thorough1* (pjlnoa marLxmpn Himinst 1 1 .\*Vt nuali fled in 11)05. There are now 71ft distinguished experts. U81 experts. 1.371 sharp hooters and 8.1)00 marksmen. The record. It Is claimed, is not equaled by any other atate in the Union. The 1st Brigade of Manhattan, in command of Brig. Oen. George Moore Smith, has the beat record of shooting among the brigades of the atate having qualified all told 4,004 marksmen The 7th Regiment of Manhattan, Col. i \ y 0 spansic \VT T*T we nave r (the third) is now de Raincoats. The.tremer n not so much as a me _ in Wa j? serve ^ |S? highly IM Z)0 U\t WaShl Wh r Men's, Regul ? 'Put them are in eve ol rVi nro VAOV. TV 11V1 Vcheviots, thibets in ed models y'lvania Avenue ^ -OCAL A.L GUARDSMEN 1 Daniel Appleton. has the best record, with an aggregate In all grades of marksmen of 975. The 13th Regiment of Brooklyn, Col. David E. Austen, stands second, with an aggregate of 787 marksmen. * * * Prom Rhode Island comes the report that more men qualified this year than In any previous year. For so a state the record is regarded as remarkable. With the rifle GO qualified as experts, 164 as sharpshooters, as marksmen, 04 as first class, 59 as second class and 419 as third ciass. in revolver snooting 104 qualilied as sharpshooters and 303 as marksmen. They give prizes In Rhode Island to the companies turning out the largest number of marksmen. The governor's prize for the greatest number of qualifications with rifle was won by Troop B, 1st Battalion of Cavalry, with five experts, twenty-two sharpshooters and 2o2 marksmen, three first class men and two third c.las9 men. Troop B also won the lieutenant governor's trophy for qualifying the largest number of mt-n with the revolver?15 sharpshooters and 38 marksmen. In 1802 Rihode Island had 73 marksmen. In 1906 she had GO experts, 164 sharpshooters. oM marksmen, 04 ttrst class, 5'J second class and 410 third class, a total of 1,202. * * * Testa are shortly to be made at the Springfield armory under the direction of the ordnance department of .45 caliber revolvers and automatic pistols. Foreign as well as American arms will be presented for trial, and it Is exoected that the weapons ultimately adopted will represent a marked advance over the present service arms. The .38 cartridge is lacking in stopping power and It Is believed than a .45 caliber cartridge will be much more effective The experiments will be made with bullets of various shapes. Including those with round, flat and hollow points. It Is possible a full metal-jacketed bullet will be adopted as more desirable for service, owing- to the absence of lubricant, although tn<- wear on the bore will be somewhat greater than with the present lead1 ami tin lubricated bullet. * * In getting ready for the national matches of 11*07 National Guard officials are naturallv trrootl v tntprAatn/1 In wVint 'j tr. .~.w n uvmoi IUC IVI ttg or the new Springfield Is to be used. "If we are to use the new Springfield It Is high time we were getting them, that team members may learn the arm," one officer suggested. In reply Assistant Secretary Oliver, president of the national board for the promotion of rifle practice, said: "As the law now stands, there is no authority to Issue the new magazine rifles to the militia. Consequently the state teams can only be so armed through the states purchasing arms under section 17 of the militia law, I or charging the value of the same to their | allotment. It Is the Intention of the de partment to present to Congress at ltscoming session the question of issuing the new magazine rifle to the militia without cost to the states, following the precedent established In 1903 in the gratuitous Issue of Krags." This leaves the question of which of the two arms will be used in the national matches next year undecided. * * * As regards the comparative value of the saber and pistol as a cavalry arm, Capt. M. C. Butler. U. 3. A., points out that the damage to horses with the .45 caliber | would be considerable and It U doubtful if >n?En Doubled Uu voted to Men's Suits idous increase in our bu ans to increase the quan shington), but to increa veil the new patronage 1 1 -esteemed patronage we i process of Expansion we are moving forward ngton; for now, with al tiloring, we enter the fi( to meet the new conditi< at Arc the Facts? With a11 tl: we hear thi idvance in wages, and the recent action corporations in this country in increas Invees. what are the facts in regard to roximately sixty per cent. (60%) of i in the service of the Government, and ly has been made in their salaries fot n ce the purchasing power of these peopl it ever was; and many of them v us $iq/)o for a suit or an overcoat ar to pay us any more at the present ti . Furthermore, numbers of our cus position have asked us why we disco wants as fully as we had done in tl irer was that we were manufacturing character that it was impossible to pi than fifteen dollars, and that even this tceedingly modest profit. and Young Men's Suits ] ar $12.50 and $13.50 values to the test. You will find that they i ry way the equal of Suits that sell f at $12.50 and $13.50. Fashioned of worsteds, cassimeres and black the latest single and double-breast * I f. . vmB such would be the case with the saber. With the saber a man is powerlesij at five feet distance, but not so with the pistol. "If 1 were asked in what my troop was most deficient," Capt. Butler said, "I should say WMiifjuc liesiiaiiuii mo uatj ui me yiatol mounted. I hope that in the near future the .43 caliber pistol will be issued again. As regards the moral effect it seems to me the man with the pistol is favored. The more consciousness that at a certain stage you are at the terrible disadvantage of not being able to strike back, to say nothing of a possible wound from a .45 caliber pistol, is enough to take the heart out of a man. In a melee it certainly Is a question of your life or the other man's, and under the circumstances I should prefer to face the saber rather than the business end of the pistol. I think every one will agree that shooting is by far the most important part of the soldier's education. If more target practice is allowed with the rifle and pistol the results will be most gratifying to all concerned." BLENHEIM TO LET. Question What Marlborough Can Do With It. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, November 24.?In connection with the report of the separation between the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough the statement- is made that the duchess has consented to settle $100,000 a year on the duke and that she is to have in return the custody of the two children of the marriage. The duke will retain both Blenheim and Sunderland house, as the duchess probably does not need so large a residence in London as the latter. Though Sunderland house cost an immense sum of money, It is said to be still only partly furnished. The cost of maintaining Blenheim in proper repair is about $75,000 a year and the Income of the duke can scarcely stand such a strain. The probabilities are that both Blenheim and Sunderland house will be let, though the former Is something of a white slephant, even for a mlllloralre, ror It is so enormous that only a tenth part of It could be kept In use by a person wealthy enough to keep up an establishment on the largest scale. Discourage Labor Saving. Special Cablegram to The Star. VIENNA, November 24,-The acquittal of a dock laborer named Jalba on the charge of murdering his employer, M. August Mendl, at Bralla, practically means that any one who introduces labor-saving fntrt Tlniimanift ma v hA shot at sight. M. Mendl was one of the leading grain exporters In Roumanla, and Jalba had lost one hand while operating one of his elevators. He was offered (1,000 compensation, which he did not accept, but instead brought action for $20,000. He lost the action and thereupon he shot M. Mendl on tha atr^Af At the trial Jalba's counsel denounced M. Mendl as the man who had introduced grain elevators Into Roumania and had thereby taken the bread out of the mouths of thousands of workmen. The jury, composed of workingmen, was so moved by this denunciation that they promptly acquitted Jalba. New Marconi an Experiments. Special Cablegram to The Star. MILAN, November 24.?Sigmor Marconi has been here recently making some expert ments on the dlrlglblllty of electric waves with new apparatus Invented by him. The wireless telegraphy station built by the navy department In the ' exhibition here will therefore be kept up for some days longer and placed absolutely at the disposal of Slgnor Marconi. largem< x and separate Trousers, siness not only warrants titv of this business (w< ?J \ se the efficiency and th that is constantly comii now enjoy. and Enlargement spell: a few pegs. It alsd n 1 the power of our orga ild with $10.00, insteac )ns of increased cost of te hue and cry that Twent] uout the country of ing, vd of the most promi- - occasic ing the pay of their "Our 1 5 .1 TT vv nsnuigL^i1 i me un ts employed people We ha' not an advance of a facture lore than ten years. yet are le is no greater now city foi vho ten years ago else th e in no better posi- sponso me than they were tomers who are in ' ? We pla ntinued catering to offer, s he past. Our only .. to be t garments of such else in ace them on sale at fered. price yielded us but that w< do. * JT ivier $ f 0? -A> ^ $16.50 chevio thibets breast Sc (En ! I Ilfefe "- ' I I ' " *' _.Jgf^-J>J gi'_. . -',, Bha^oatt^lW Bbl '-:^^QM^E^^^^HH???hc*3 MANZA1 A Port on the AMATEUR ARTISTS. Photographic Exchange of International Scope. The International Photographic Exchange, which is composed of amateur photographers in ail parts of the world who aid each other in making albums, is circulating among Its members in Washington at the present time a valuable collection of pictures representing scenes and people of Mexico. These photographs, according to Charles R. Morris, director of forpicrn divisions, who is lnratnri in th1? city, are exceptionally good. The collecI K I * ; > ... crmcrevrr a w in j WW UJQ X A A Jtt' mt?B( >ace for Mer Another entire floor id, but actually demande 2 are already selling by / oroness ot our service. ig to us, but also to se s Betterment all along narks a new era in clot; nization to buy and to 1 of $12.50, as our mir living. f-four years ago we placed on the outJ here it still remains, a sign which we >n to take down or to violate in its me >rices are as low, for similar qualities, ited States." > . f 11 1 f _ _ J . 1 1 1 ? ve careiuny looKea over tne neiu ana se rs who produce goods that, while not ; beyond doubt competitive with good * which a great deal more is asked. T1 ey would not find a place on our ta r for the style, the fabrics and the tail ice on sale to-morrow morning, as a sp< ;uits at $10.00 and $12.50 that we absc >etter values at those prices than are < iir 1 ! ? . . j 1 . .. _i 1..? _ wasnmgton, no matter unaer wnai g And the only reason they are the best : pay more for them and demamHess [ l's and Young Men's Suits gular $15.00 and $16.50 values fnn urill cfonrt flip fpct nf rnmnarlcnn I tvyv/j IT 111 wJl.Cl?IVA 111V. IVUt V_? i vv/lll|yut ik'V/tl il to Suits sold elsewhere at $15.00 and . The fabrics are fancy worsteds, ts, cassimeres, fancy serges and black 5, cut in the latest single and doubleed models. ntpan ;? -V - , : - -3 JTLLO, i Pacific Coast. tion was made by Senator J. Jesus Martinez, Michinocan, Mexico, with the assistance of twelve members of the associa uon. These products of the camera represent pictures of various mountain and valley scenes in Mexico showing all phases of life and characters which are worthy of place in a salon collection. There are street scenes, in which the picturesque Mexican flower girls and dancers figure as well as the inimitable Corrales; there are interiors of churches, stores and palatial residences; places of historical renown, and 1 even a Tew Dull ngnts. ' OBET.TA, MEXICO. jtterme is Clothing (the fourth) is now de :d, this increase in our s tar the largest quantity -Not only to :rve better the ' < t i* _ i ine line?anu hing-selling in dictate fabrics limum regular m >ide of our build- (j' I have never had , fi&SSj aning. lb reads: as any house in tP? :lected the manti- ff ; as fine as ours, ff is on sale in this f* ^ ley are worthy? bles. We stand oring-. | ?cial introductory j )lutely guarantee offered anywhere uise they are offor the motfty is jrofit than others V I I i$ J 2?? ! / Seventh S HOHENLOHE PAPERS AMAZING GREVELATION OF GERMAN COUBT INTRIGUE. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, November 24.?It will be a long time before the sensation caused by the publication of the memoirs of Prince Chlodwig von Hohenlohe will die down in official circles, at least. The memoirs of themselves are of absorbing Interest, and form altogether a chronique scandaleuse which no one could have expected of the kaiser's third chancellor. Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe must have had an "ax to grind" in the publication of this sensational and extraordinary book. He knows perfectly well that his career as government functionary is at nn PnH tnraxfow But the imagination refuses to conceive a Rogierungs president and his son throwing such a bombshell into the imperial camp out of sheer want of thought. Prince Alexander and the people behind him know perfectly well what they were about and why they did it. The reason for their action will probably appear later, though It may never be made public. One thing the memoirs confirm, and that is the evtent with tVm court reeks with intrigue. The constant struggle of Prince Bismarck against a section of the court party, and even against his own subordinates in the foreign office, is emphasized on every second page. Then the backstairs influence against Count Caprivl Is also revealed. It must be confessed that of all the figures in modern Germany the .kaiser's second chancellor is the only one who gains in the respect of his fellow-men by the perusal of Prince Chlodwig's memoirs. His upright, chivalrous and soldierly nature Is done full justice to, and the contemptible fashion in which he was treated by the nniirt r?r> tnqrHIn 4a olno ? ]AVr>nanJ v? >'t v ?o vicai cApuaru. For many years. It may perhaps be remembered, a sensation was caused at the Berlin court by a series of annoying anonymous letters received by its most prominent members. No one was spared? not even the emperor and empress. The writer was undoubtedly some one belonging to the inner circle of the court. The mysterious correspondent wrote with a pen steeped in gall and wormwood, denouncing scandals of all kinds and spreading distrust ^and suspicion everywhere. Secret police Trere employed, experts in , handwriting were consulted and the mar- ; shal of the court set a watch on everybody I he could think of, but all in vain. It was I even i uuiuicu nit; wmcr w?ia a uremuer ul one of the reigning families, so intimate a knowledge of the sayihgs and the doings of royalty did the anonymous correspondent manifest. Accusation of Eltz. One day Baron yon Schrader, one of the masters of ceremonies of the royal court, discovered on a blotting pad in the casino of the officers of the guards in the Pariser Platz traces of one of these mysterious letters. The. person who had ^ased this pad, he declared, was Baron von Eltz, one of his colleagues In the lord chamberlain's depart ment. Baron von Eltz was arrested and an inquiry opened. He was Anally condemned after six weeks sent before a court martial.As., an officer of reserve of the guards he was amenable to military discipline. He was, however, able to bring proofs of his innocence, the chief being that while in. prison the .anonymous letters continued to be received by members of the court. When released Baron von Elt* sent his second to the man who had denounced him, TJ n A nrt^U oaiuu vuu ouuauoi. a uuci tviiu jmsiuis was arranged on the terrible conditions that prevail In military circles In Germany ?In other words, until one of the combatants is carried from the field. Baron von Elta was the victor. Baron von Schrader falling dead at the second exchange df nt W -'i % :voted to Men's elling space. It of men's clothes \tK?"" wi'-sStia K ltreet shots, the duel taking place at Pntsiiam rsaron von Eltz was afterward sentenced to six months' Imprisonment in a fortress for fighting a duel and pardoned by the emperor at the end of three months. Imprisonment In a fortress In Germany, by the way, has nothing particularly dishonoring about It. The prisoner has a comfortably furnished room In some fortress, generally Harenbreitzein, on the Rhine near Coblents, has his meals sent in from the nearest restaurant, and Is given relatively a large amount of liberty. He can leave his room at 6 in the morning and go anywhere he likes about the fortress, read books and j newspapers and receive visitors. The only I hardship Is that he must return to his room I at sundown and remain there tiM the following morning, no light being allowed. In miiici mm, ui course, means that he must retire eariy, say at 0 or 7 o'clock, and naturally this is a trifle tedious. But not even this tragedy put an end to this scandal of the Berlin court. The letters continued for a couple of years and then suddenly ceased. A rumor was current that their cessation was simultaneous with the decease of a royal prince, but this mayonly have been court gossip. But in any event intrigue is still rampant in the German court. And just as when one of a herd of cattle starts to hooking in a field, so often Is the entire herd involved. In a sim liar manner It is thought the publication of the Hohenlohe pajvers may result in scandal' after scandal being dug up and given to the world. STRANGE CHILD DEATHS. Fatality Seemed to Attend the Seventh Birthday. Special Cablegram to Tlie Star. GENEVA, November 24.?A strange story Is told of an elderly gipsy woman who Is at present traveling with a tribe of Bohemians in the canton of Berne. The woman has had six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom died on reaching the age of seven?the last dying a few days ago. Three of the children died on their seventh birthday and the others a day or two afterward. It is stated that all of the children fell ill as every birthday approached, but the mother took no notice of their illness until the critical seventh year, when she nursed them devotedly. The women of her tribe shun her, believing that she possesses the "evil eye" and that she Is responsible for the death of her children, but the husband of the unfortunate, woman remains devoted to her. Af ler ine aeam 01 ner sixin cnuu me iriue became so hostile that her husband haa decided to take his wife away and will shortly return to Bohemia. The children died from no particular disease?Just seemed to waste away. The doctors who signed the death certificates appear never to be able to trace the causa of disease. St. Helena Dismantled. ptpeciai taiuc^ruui 10 Any Biar. ST. HELENA, November 24?For the first time In the history of St. Helena since the famous Napoleon was a prisoner here all troops have been withdrawn, and the island Is now without means of defence, the six-pounders, the. powder, the shell and al> of the appliances of the six-Inch guns also having been removed. The embarkation of the troops on the steamship Cluny Castle was not marked by many demonstrations of sentiment. The people have drifted from a state of Indignation Into a state of apathy, and have accepted the withdrawal as inevitable. Thuro le riA drtnht hnnrovpr that flip parture of the troops is being very keenly felt, for It means the disappearance of the ? ? Islanders' most tangible source of iubslstence.