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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
* *
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.
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we nave
r (the third) is now de
Raincoats. The.tremer
n not so much as a me
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|S? highly
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? 'Put them
are in eve
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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
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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
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
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
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
-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
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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."
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
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
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
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.
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<
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^ $16.50
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A Port on the
Photographic Exchange of International
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
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crmcrevrr a w in
j WW UJQ X A A Jtt'
>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
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."
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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 <
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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
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i Pacific Coast.
tion was made by Senator J. Jesus Martinez,
Michinocan, Mexico, with the assistance
of twelve members of the associa
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.
is Clothing
(the fourth) is now de
:d, this increase in our s
tar the largest quantity
-Not only to
:rve better the ' <
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
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Seventh S
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
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
:voted to Men's
elling space. It
of men's clothes
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.
Fatality Seemed to Attend the Seventh
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.

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