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cnre were bruised by debris. A number of
hoimes were demolished. The dead: Mrs Henry YVelhe and two children. A i hlld of Carl Steumeyer. The Injured; Henry Welhe Mrs. Carl Steumeyer may die. Herman Welhe, arm and leg broken and Internally Injured. Ten-year-old child of Her.ry Heseman, abdominal Injuries. The storm struck the northern portion of the town ami most of the houses destroyed were cottages. The German Lutheran Church was badly damaged, the roof being blown off The church bell was hurled throijh the large pipe organ below. The parochial school adjoining the church was demolished. The tornado continued and leveled about seven farmhouses. Thd We-lhe house In which the four persons were killed was atKv.it the last ho use struck. It was completely demolish, d. The occupants were carried with the debris of the house to adjacent fields Great Damage Done. Physicians from this city and Hoyleton were hurried to the scene. Much livestock was killed. . At Covington considerable property damwas done, but nobody was hurt. - - V'An. VI.M.I..M Ukt U stTUCk rjlt'v <"ii j rni a <vgu ii\ >< .. ? by a turnailo and four or five persons were Killed and a score or more injured. At that time the tornado demolished almost ?very building in the village. ESCAPED ONLY TO DIE TWO PATIENTS RUN AWAY FROM A SANITARIUM. Dispatch t?? The 5?tar. NKW YOHK, June 8.?Two patients escaped from the private sanitarium of L)r. A ('. Coombrs on Jackson avenue, Corona, L I., last night. This morning the body of one of them, R. L. Steiner. was found between the street car tracks on Jackson uvi-nue. about ten blocks from the sanitarium from which the two had fled. The authorities have not yet been able to determine the cause of the man's death. The s - olid patient who escaped, Joseph Klelce, Iras found later In the woods near Corona. I)r. Coombes' sanitarium treats for the most part diseases of the brain. Steiner, who was about fifty years old. came to the Institution from Manhattan and was one of the wealthiest patients in the institution. Iji-st night about 8 o'clock the attendants discovered that Steiner and Joseph Kleine were missing from their rooms. A search of the building and the grounds surrounding It did not discover them, and though the attendants covered thoroughly the streets In the vicinity of the sanitarium, no trace of the missing patients could be louna. No on? had seen them leave and nono of the people who live In the vicinity of the Institution had noticed them outside the grounds of the place. The search was llnally abandoned. Found Dead by Motorm&n. At 5 o'clock this morning a motorman of a Jackson avenue car noticed the body of a man lying in the middle of the road by the car tracks. He stopped the oar in time to keep from striking the body, and he and In* i'.in ,]i i.>t .\r nut ami mada an r? v _ aminatlon. Thev thought at first that the man was drunk, but when they had carried him to the side of the road and started to work over him they found that he was dead. They sent for the police, who had already received a warning of the escape of the two patients from Coombe's Sanitarium. An attendant came from the Institution and i<A?-utift?-d the body as that of Steiner. In his pockets were several letters written In German, which showed that he had re cently received larxe sums of money. Whether or not he had the money with him when he escaped from the sanitarium is not known. The search for Kleine was kept up, and he w found aixiut 11 o'clock hiding in a clump of woods near Corona. The body of Steiner was removed to an undertaker's sli.ip, and L'r. Flynn. coroner's j>hysiclin. w is summoned to determine the cause of death. A T\T*T> T?OC3 HV 1UT T> O T APTTTITftA-n X*.X> X HI IViJ. liUUlX w v/wx/. Today's Feature of Women's Press Meeting at Jamestown. NORFOLK. Va., June 8.?"The Jamestown Exposition as a Harbinger of Peace and Not War" was the subject ot Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood of Washington, who mule the principal address before the Women's National Press Association today. The featur?s of Mrs. L<ockwood's address ?.-re l.i r denunciation of yellow journalism ami appeal for universal peace. Her theme ni> t the hearty approval of other members who follow d in short addresses, declaring lor the purity of the press, peace and protection or the home. Mi.- (' irnelia liranch Stone, president of the Women s Press Association of Texas, tir^-d members to become energetic in effoiis to suppress the great divorce evil of tndnv. Mrs K. E. Moffltt of Raleigh. N. C.. Fi- ke briefly for the North Carolina association. 1.,e association received an invitation from Hit- National Kditorial Association to meet with it .Monday, when President ,<evelt addresses the editors, and then adjourned sin.- die, to meet next year, either at Niagara Kails or Atlantic City, N. J. SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY. Heari-jg to Protest Against Erection of Stables. In the fa. e of tumultuous protest from reside -ms and property owi^rs in the vicinity of 1st. 2d. Bryant and Adams streets i.orthw< st. it v\ i it h block the District proposes to erect its new stables, the Commissioners have derided to give the protestants a public i - t i r r.--xt Wednesday iu ihe board room a the District building a: 11 o'clock a in. Cyclone Caused Great Damage. ! 'Mil V June 8?It is estimated that fl itn *<> the amount of from $ '?.<to $?;.? *>.? . . was caused by the cyclone which iw'l ' Kurrachi June ?. The lighting .*?>st**in <?f the city was completely wrecked. I_ ??: 1 I I business I vJOpportunities Today. 1 )o yon want to buy or sell a place of business? Read tlii* liiKin<*cc ( )nnnrtnniti^c column on Page 4, Part 2. You will find it to your advantage. N>w? Sian.l I.iipior Store Twris IV?m1 Store * Ire Ku.<iinea I hilry Itn^lncss ("ml HikIimm Hotel t'affrl.'ijr llti*lnesj 1'iiiiiiK ltuoui ( a f?* Hgar St??re Cimrerjr Stores Sn 'onns Men hnmlUe Store* 8 tuck * An advertisement in the Tlusiness Opportunities column of THE STAR for 3 I days costs but 1 cent a word 1 cacli day. Try it. AT THE WHITE HOUSE' I Chairman Sherman Predicts DaaaaiiaU'A DA CTIAA4IAM nuuseveu s ne-tici/iiuii. SENTIMENT IN THE WEST People Inclined to Accept the President's Pledge. RETALIATION BY FRANCE inreat to impose maximum uuucg uu i Porto Blcan Coffee?Conference on Public Lands. j ] Chairman Sherman of the republican con- . gressional committee was at the White < House today on purely personal business, ' he declared. He Is one of the most per- j slstent of the third term boomers and unbosomed himself on the general political i situation. ' "Of course, the whole New York delegation Is solid for Roosevelt," said he. "The whole country is solid for him for that matter, and, of course, he is going to be nominated and elected. He will not let us present his name to the convention, but when somebody else does It the New York , delegation will be there to vote for him." Some of his listeners inquired If the President would not refuse to let anybody present Ills name; but Mr. Sherman laughed. "He can't control anybody but his own delegates. In fact, the average man is lucky If he can do that." And with that he flitted away. Senator Cullom was one of the first callers. He presented Prof. ?. G'. Dexter, the present Incumbent of the chair of education in the University of Illinois. Prof. Dexter Is a candidate for the position of superintendent of schools of Porto Rico. There probably will be a change and there are a number of prominent educators after It. No statement was made about Prof. Dexter's prospects. Threat Against Porto Bico. Mr. Larrlnaga, the Porto Rlcan resident n.\mmlacl.-.nar n? fkn UThiln nt ?.uiiiuiiooiuiici , n as at iuc t? iiuc nuuoc at j the same time as Prof. Dexter, but he said < that the subject of the schooU was not < mentioned to him. He is interested in the < threat of the French government to Impose ' the maximum duty on Porto Rlcan coffee. ; The French have been the best consumers ( of Porto Klco coffee, and It is more profit- , able for the Islanders to send coffee to France In the face of a 13-cent duty than ' It is to sell It duty free In New York. The explanation is that the French are used to Porto Rl?an coffee and pay the highest price for it, and in America they will not give -any more for It than they will for Hln The threat that France Is now making , about imposing the maximum duty on coffee Is supposed to be the result of the Senate's neglect of the French reciprocity treaty for the past three years and the government's agreement with Germany. The matter lias been put In the hands of Secretary Hoot and it Is thought that he will be able to stave off any action on the part of the French government until there is a chance to go over the commercial situation per commission, as was done in 1 thf* raso of Ofrmanv 1 Ball Flayers Welcomed. The American League Chicago base ball team shook hands with the President at noon. The members called at the White House last year and were ao well received that they decided to call again. They followed the lead of "Doc" White, and were ushered in and cordially greeted as before. Among the callers today were Senator Hemenway and ex-Senator Wetmore of Rhode Island, who Is out of office now and me victim or a deadlock in h?s state. Political Views in the West. John Barrett, director of the bureau of American republics, who was the representative of the President at the groundbreaking for the Seattle exposition, returned to Washington today and reported to tlie President his experiences on the trip. Mr. Rurr^tt auiH that tV<uro *? ?? o ir.itVi..r.in<? . . V C>. uiuu Miui. Iiivi v> n us u gaiUCiiii^ Ul &5.UUO at the ground-breaking and that In view of the experience of the Jamestown people every effort will be made by the J people of the northwest to have_the expiMsition completed and opened on time. Regarding political sentiment In the west, Mr. Barrett said that the sentiment Is very strong for Roosevelt and the Roosevelt policies, but that the people as well as the leaders of the republican party everywhere west of the Mississippi, where he traveled, believe in the sincerity of the President In saying he will not have the third term nomination, and In view of this belief they are willing to accept whatever candidate I inrlrtrii'S A Irmtr fho uamo Una V>K..1U ? *"<- uic uuia of the democratic sentiment, he says, seems to be for Bryan, principally because his policies are somewhat parallel to those of Roosevelt. Gov. Carter to Betire. George R. Carter, the governor of Hawaii, called on the President today. Gov. Carter's term expires November 23, and it is understood that the President wants him to continue in office. But he has notified the President that he has made otjer plans that cannot be canceled except at a decided sacrifice and the position will go to some other man. l 'urtaf oli.l fhot tlio ci * 11 a * t I? tKo islands now is very satisfactory. There is nothing on in the way of a boom. Neither is there any business depression. Commercial conditions are satisfactory. Ambassador Bryce's Parting Call. James Bryce, the British ambassador, called at the White House yesterday to say good-bye to the President preparatory to leaving the city for the summer. He is to make several speeches in the west and will then go to the residence near Dublin, N. H., which has been selected as the summer home of the British embassy. Conference on Public Lands. Prpxidpn Rnospvplt had a. ronfprpnrf* vpq terday afternoon with Secretaries Garfield and Wilson. Attorney General Bonaparte and Mr. Ballinger, the commissioner of the genera! land office. It was explained that the meeting touched upon the administrative features of the land laws and did not affect the policy of the administration toward the public lands. Later in the month Secretary Garfield, Mr Ballinger. Gifford Pinchot. chief forester. and Engineer Newell of the reclamation service are g'?Ing to Denver to attend the public land convention there from the ls?h to the 150th of June. BUSY DAY FOR TAFT. Office in the War Department Crowded With Callers. Secretary Taft was a busy man on this tha last day that he expected to be In Washington for some tii?e. His office at the War Department was crowded with caller*, all charged with matters of more or less Importance, while the bureau officers of the department were making desperate i*ffjrt8 to aet the Secretary's ear long enough to secure action by him upon very necessary department business. Mr. William Saloman, a New York banker; Mr Frederick H. Reed, also of New York, and vice oresident of the J. G. White Company, and Charles M. Swift of Detroit, all three deeply Interested In the railway* built or building In the Philippine Islands outside of Luzon, called by appointment on the Secretary to discuss details of certain bond issues. Archbishop Harty and Mr. Festus J.Wade of St. Louis also had a short talk with the Secretary with reference to the adjustment of certain questions of titles to church properties In the Philippine*. COLLAPSE OF FLOORING SERIOUS ACCIDENT TODAY AT UNFINISHED BUILDING. rwo Hen Injured in Gaiety Theater, nrvt.v To >? w U1VU AO AAA VVIU OW V* Construction. Two men were Injured and great excitement was caused shortly before noon today because of an accident which occurred at the building to be occupied as the Gaiety Theater. 9th street northwest between E and F streets. The accident was caused by the falling of the fire-proof flooring on the third floor of the front part of the structure, carrying to the ground floor a. quantity of terra cotta and cement and x few timbers. Albert Lincoln, twentythree years of age, and William Thomas, twenty-seven years of age, were the ln|ured ones. Both are colored laborers, the former living at ltXHi 7th street southeast ind the latter at 419 L street northwest, rhey were taken to the Emergency Hospital, where the surgeons found that Lincoln had received bruises about his side ind head and that he was suffering from concussion of the brain. Thomas received Injuries to his head and left hand. Neither patient, it was stated at the hospital, was in a critical condition this arternoon. The falling of terra cotta, cement and timbers caused a loud report and a large crowd of persons soon gathered about iiie front of the building. One spectator. W. E. I^awson, a patent attorney In the Warder building, assisted In rescuing the two men. In doing so he cut and bruised his hands and knee and it was necessary for him to consult a physician later In the day. Exaggerated reports of :he affair were telephoned about the city. One of them reached police headquarters and Major Sylvester promptly summoned the reserves from several precincts, but it was almost Impossible for the policemen to keep back the crowds. Reserves Withdrawn. Major Sylvester went to the ecene of the accident and directed the movements of :he men. When the crowd had cleared iway and the excitement had subsided the reserves from the several precincts were n-ithdrawn. leaving only the first precinct ;> ..ce on guard. They were on duty at the front and rear entrances to the building, permitting only the employes of the Fuller Construction Company to enter. Fearing that some more of the material night fall and cause additional damage, Maior Sylvester Insisted lhat the building nspector or one of his assistants should nake an examination of the building before le withdrew the police force. District Commissioner Maofsrland and Assistant ?blef Wagner of the fire department were >n hand shortly after the accident ocmrred. They were not needed, however, ind the laborers were put to work to remove the debris as soon as possible, rhomas M. Doyle, who was In charge of .ne worn, suiu INIU tllC vuunursn ? Ukuo.-v. vw the building would amount to but little, md that It would cause no delay In the :ompletlon of the building. At Work on Third Floor. Lincoln, Williams and other men were working on the third tloor of the structure when the terra cotta work suddenly gave way, crashing through the second floor and ffoing to the ground. Both fell with the iebrls, Lincoln going al! the way to tbe ground and Thomas to the second floor, rhe other laborers, those who were on the top floor and those who were beneath them. became excited anil ran. ueuevuig me?o was danger of a crash of the entire structure. Bricklayers and carpenters who were at work also ran to places beyond the langer line. There was a cart on the ground floor near where the debris fell. The driver was badly frightened, but when he saw Lincoln lying on the top of the mass of terra cotta ind cement he went back to assist him. Patent Attorney Lawson reached there about the time t>he colored driver returned. - - - - ? - -* 1- ?? *1 ijthers WHO naa Deen ai wurk in me uuuuIng also returned and aided in caring for Liawson until he could be assisted from the building and placed where he could be transferred to the ambulance. Several of the laborers ascended the ladder and brought Thomas down, and both men were taken to the hospital together. It was reported tat other laborers had been buried under the debris, but this proved to be incorrect. Superintendent Doyle soon gave the information that he was able to account for all the employes ana me worn 01 expiuranuu was siup^cu. Barrk-ades were placed about the building to keep the curious ones from entering and the workmen were able to resume their labors without much delay. Statement by Inspector Ashford. Snowden Ashford, who visited the scene of the accident and made a thorough examination, made a report to the Commissioners this afternoon to the effect that it could not have been avoided. In explaining the collapse, he stated that terra cotta t.ie about twelve inches deep composed the third-floor arch, and that It was being covered with concrete Ailing. According to his information, four men were standing upon the arch and engaged in packing the concrete with rammers, and they apparently rammed It too tight, caus ing the key to the arch to break, and the iron beams or channel tb spread apart by wedging the blocks and thereby collapsing. "It is a condition," he said, "that attends all work of that kind. The frame work, or what is known as centers, l.olds these tflea In place until the floors stretch." t>t t-?tt"kt ? Tirr a \t a nnttrniitm iiM HUINiiVVill iiUUlUIiiNl MR. C. P. JONES AND THREE DAUGHTERS SUSTAIN INJURY. While Mr. C. P. Jones of Forest Glen, Mel., was driving across the electric railway tracks in a conveyance with his three daughters. Misses Alice. Lottie and Tnnc? jihrmt 10 n'rlfirk Inat Thura. day night tlu- horse attached to the vehicle became frightened, due to receiving an electric shock, caused by the animal's iron shoe coming in contact with the track, and ran away. As the animal dashed across the track the carriage was overturned. and the young ladies thrown upon the road. The traces gave way and the horse broke from the carriage, leaving it at the roadside. Mr. Jones became entangled in the reins and was dragged for about one hundred yards before lie managed to extricate himself from his nerllous nosltion ii though suffering from serious lacerations of the scaly he hurried back to his daughters. Sustain Severe Injuries. Miss Alice was in an unconscious condition with several scalp wounds, while Miss Lottie had an arm broken and Miss Blanche had suffered scalp wounds. Mr. J. -N. Shauck, station agent of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Forest Glen, hasteneu to the aid of Mr. Jones and his daughters, and they were taken to the hospital at the NaUr.rU - -v i. -* - uunai x u.i n miiuiiuj, a. aiK.in uisianca away, where they were attended by physicians. Later they were taken to their home, on the road to Chevy Chase Lake and a short distimce from Forest Glen. An examination disclosed that, although the skull of Miss Alice was fractured, the injury Is not so serious as was at first supposed. She was linf?nnoMAtlO #fnm f K/-? ? ? ? ? t.viii wiw uiuv nut' WAB LILtttiQ L?t her home until this morning, but Is believed now to be upon the road to recovery. The father and other daughters are able to be about today. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK, June 8.?Arrived: Steamer Campania, from Liverpool. SIASCONSET, Mans., June 8. ? The steamer Baltic, from Liverpool, for New 1 orK, was reported Oy wireless telegraph to have been 100 miles east of the Nantucket lightship at 1 a.m. today. Probably will dock Sunday morning. SEATTLE, Wash., June 8.?The steamship Minnesota arrived In port yesterday from the orient with over 830 passengers aboard. Gen. William Booth of the Salvation Army made the round trip on the vessel. Baron Takatsukl, who Is vice minister of finance In Japan, arrived en route to New York. London and Parle on government business. % ?* FATAL DOSE OF FOISON GEOBGE 0. FAIRFAX TAXES HIS OWH LIFE. Special Corrrapond?K? of Th? Star. FAIRFAX, Va.. Jun# 8, 190T. George C. Fairfax, the mall carrier who killed Isaac Prank Woodyard, a merchant of Fairfax cojjnty, Tuesday afternoon, and who attempted to kill J. T. Fairfax by firing three shots at him. took a dose*of J strychnine yesterday morning, as stated In yesterday's Star, and died about 11 o'clock. Deputy Sheriff W. D. Cross went to Fairfax's cell In the upper part of the jail early In the morning and dlcsovered him writhing in agony. Upon being questioned the dying man admitted that when he had been brought to the Jail after killing woodyard the officers upon searching him had failed to discover a large quantity of strychnine vrhlch he had concealed in his underclothing, and that after deliberating some tlm? he concluded to end his troubles by taking the poison. Sheriff Cross hastily summoned Drs. Fletcher and Moncure, but notwithstanding their efforts the man died as stated shortly after 11 o'clock. Coroner's Verdict. A coroner's Jury was summoned and after listening to the evidence rendered a verdict that Fairfax came to his death by strychrtfriA aalf The dead man had been given the contract some time ago for carrying the mall between Fairfax and Farr post offices, and while at the store of Mr. Woodyard Tuesday a dispute arose as to the location of the polls for the coming democratic primaries. Becoming very angry, he went home and procured a shotgun, and, returning, entered the store of Woodyard and flred at the latter at close range, killing him instantly. He then took to the woods and was finally captured by a posse headed by SherifT Allison and taken to the county Jail. It is said that Fairfax's mind had been impaired^ for some time, and it Is believed ny ms irienas mac ne was insane wnen ne killed Mr. Woodyard. It is also said he unsuccessfully attempted to kill himself several months ago by jianglng. The dead man was about thirty-eight years of age. Besides a wife he leaves several children. GOING TO THE PHILIPPINES. Twenty-Fifth Infantry Will Sail on the Buford. The 23th Infantry, colored, one of whose battalions floured in the Brownsviile Incident. Is under orders to sail for the Philippines from San Francisco on the transport Buford July 2-~>. The regiment has been detained In the United States for several months In order to afford testimony required by the senate committee In connection with the Brownsville Investigation. Their going will remove practically all of the colored troops from the United State#, only a few cavalrymen being left at the v\ est I'oint Military Acaacmy. Shot Wife, Daughter and Self. PROVIDENCE, R. I., June 8."-One person dead, another dying and a third seriously wounded are the results of a shooting affair In Olneyville today. George W. Lonsdale killed lila eleven-year-old daughter, seriously wounded his wife and attempted suicide and Is dying. Lonsdale also tried to shoot a boarder In the house, but the bullets went wild. The cause of the shooting is not known. TV,a. Tannaccaa Vnnr t?la tysllln NEWPORT. R. I.. June 8.?The official flag of Rear Admiral Charles H. Stockton, United States navy, was hoisted today on board the armored cruiser Tennessee, and that ship then became the flagship of the special squadron which sails Monday for Bordeaux, France, to represent the United States in the cele-bration of the l<K)th anniversary of the discovery of steam tiavlgatf fin Poor A <1 m I rn I U t nob-1 nn xu ?11 alsrt *?>> !. i k' ui *? uiiiii ui uiu\.aiuii ?t i 4 i c.i.iu i v. turn the courtesies extended by tile French government through the special squadron which came here for the Jamestown exposition. Miss Sutton Defeated at Tennis. MANCHESTER, England, June 8 ?In the northern championship tennis meeting hero today May Sutton of California Was defeated in the final by Mrs. Sterry (formerly Miss Cooper), the English champion, by 7?3, 6?0. Gravesend First Bace. ORAVESEND, N. Y.. June 8.-First race, Uirwycttr-Uiua auu u^, unc anu uuc-oiatpenth miles?Saylor, 10 to 1 and 4 to 1, first; Herman, 8 to 5 place, second; Rio Grande, third. Time, J; 47 1-5. BONA FIDE CIRCULATION OF THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAB. The sworn statement below shows that the circulation of THE STAR Is what It is claimed to be. The circulation of THE STAR for th? week, including and combining' Its evening and Sunday morning is sues, is me lurgest, me ueat ana the only sworn detailed circulation of each day, covering all Issues, la the District of Columbia. In both Its evening and Sunday morning Issues It has a larger carrier delivery circulation - into th* homes of Washington than any other two local papers combined. THE SUNDAY STAR, viewed separately, has the largest, the best nnd the only sworn circulation In the District of Columbia. Fifteen thousand of THE STA1VS regular subscribers take no othar Washington paper whatever In their homes, depending: upon THH STAR alone for newa and advertising. THE STAR, dally and Sunday, thoroughly covers the local advertising Held, reaching all classes of Washington purchasers, rich and poor alike, in their homes, on every day in the week, at an hour when they have the time and Inclination to read a newspaper. SATURDAY, June 1, 1907 37.3-M SUNDAY, June 2. 1007 83.587 I ?fAvn?v ? O ifwvr on tUVill/AX, W UUC U, XVUI TUESDAY, June 4, UK>7 33,218 WEDNESDAY, June S, 1807 35,085 THURSDAY, June 6. 1907 33,040 FRIDAY, June T. 11)07 34.073 Total for the week 340,731 Average . 35.247 X solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING and SUNDAY STAR circulated dur lng the seven days ending' June 7, 1907?that Is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona flde purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies eo counted are not returnable to or remain In the office unsold, except In the case of Sunday papers sent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold papers have not yet been received. J. WHIT. HERRON, Business Manager, The Evening^ Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this eighth day of June, A.D. 1907. W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG. (BeaL') Notary Public. IN CONFERENCE WITH TAFf BTHtTK X, V0BY8 OF OHIO ABBIVES IN WASHINGTON. Declines to Discuss Details of His Discussion With the Secretary of War. Mr. Arthur I. Vorya, Ohio's state superintendent of Insurance, and the manager of the presidential boom of Secretary Taft In that state, arrived In the city this morning and registered at the New Wlllard. He Is on his way to New York to attend a meet ing of state superintendents of Insurance, and will remain until tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Vorys stopped in Washington to have a talk with Secretary Taft prior to Mr. Taft's departure this evening upon an extended western trip. The Secretary will make a number of speeches In western states, opening at Madison. Wis., and going as far west as South Dakota. On that tour his public speeches will not be of a polit IcaJ nature, but undoubtedly ho will bo sought by politicians at his various stopping places, especially those who favor th? Taft presidential candidacy. When seen at the New Willard by a Star man today Mr. Vorys said he had no statement to make for publication. Of course, he added, the object of hla stopover here was to talk with Secretary Taft, but he did not feel disposed to discuss the details of the conference. Mr. Vorys Is a striking-looking man, tall, smooth-shaven and with a keen, alert face. He Is regarded In Ohio as a capable poll tic tan, and Is well known throughout the state. Representative Burton of Ohio, who Is very much Interested In Secretary Taft'a campaign, and an Important member of the Taft combination. Is also In town, and expects to talk with Mr. Vorys. It Is understood that the conferences today will deal not only with the outlook in Ohio, but will cover the prospects of the Taft candidacy from a national viewpoint. Mr. Vorys and Secretary Taft met at the Secretary's home this afternoon. ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS GENERAL NEWS OF OLD DOMINION CITY. Special Correspondem-e of The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va.. Juno 8. 1807. Harvey Robinson and Charles Markell, charged with the larceny of copper wire from the Western Unton Telegraph Company, were given a preliminary hearing In the police court this morning and held for the action of the grand Jury. Their cases will be heard before the grand Jury Monday next. According to the statement made by Markell. both men were drinking at the time. The witness also stated that the wire was given to Robinson by an employe of the company, and that he hired a horse and buggy and assisted Rabinson In conveying the loot to Washington and disposing of it. Markell also testified that both he and Robinson went Into the cellar of the telegraph company in order to secure the wire. There were 525 pounds of wire taken, he said, which they sold for $03 In Washington. The statement of Robinson was to the ef itn inai lie ana iuarKen naa ceen arinKing and that Market! suggested getting a carriage to convey the wire to Washington in order to dispose of it. The wire was taken from the Western Union company Wednesday night last, about midnight, and the accused were arrested in Washington yester day on suspicion of the robbery. Both of the prisoners were brought to Alexandria at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Policeman Ferguson. Penalty of Assault. A fine of >50 and sixty days' Imprisonment In Jail was the sentence imposed on Harry Dade, colored. In the police court this morning for assaulting and beating Thomas Gibson, colored. Gibson appeared In court with his head swathed In bandages, and a targe base ball bat was the instrument, produced In court, which inflicted the iiijuij, ai mo nanus ul i'iiu'1. ur. J. .VI. Hopkins testified to having treated Gibson for a scalp wound two Inches long, which he declared resulted in concussion of the brain. The witness also stated that the remote effects of Gibson's Injuries rould possibly be very serious. Dade, in his own defense. stated that he was assaulted first by Gibson, who, he said, was under the influence of liquor. Council Chooses Officers. At the annual meeting of Mount Vernon Council, Daughters of America, No. 1. held at its hall last night, the following officers were chosen to serve for the ensuing year: C. A. JSvard, councilor; Mrs. Lambert Lyles, associate councilor; Mrs. Mary Beach, vice associate councilor; Mrs. Fannie Risdon, associate vice councilor: 8. A. Forrest, recording secretary; O. N. Cradlin, associate recording secretary; Mrs. J. H. M;i of field, financial secretary; Mrs. Mary Ticer, treasurer; Mrs. Edward Mills, conductor; Miss Nora Perry, warden; Mrs. Annie Perry, inside sentinel; Mrs. John Travers. outside sentinel. Mrs. Mary A. Goodrich was chosen trustee for a period of eighteen months. Mr. G. X. Cradlin was elected delegate to the National Council, which convenes at Cleveland, Ohio, the first Tuesday In October, and Mr. C. A. Evard was chosen alternate. Mrs. J. H. Mansfield was elected delegate to the Funeral Benefit Association, with Mrs. Mary Ticer as alternate. The above named officers will be installed tlie first Friday In July. General Matters. The state corporation commission has granted a charter to the Potomac Contracting Company, Incorporated, of this Ht V With a muvimnm fonltol ' ?r ...... v.i*ivi tui okuua ui $10,000 and a minimum capital stock of $5,000. The officers are: J. II. Lee, president, Washington; H. W. Blount, jr., secretary and treasurer, Washington; H. N. Gamer, Alexandria. Through Ills attorney, Robinson Moncure, Joseph Hardbower today entered suit In the circuit court for Alexandria county against the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway Company t,o recover damages in the sum of t!ViO for the alleged destruction of a horse and wagon the property of the plaintiff. The accident occurred at the new highway bridge March 28, 1907. The members of Company G, 70th Virginia Regiment, Alexandria Light Infantry, will depart at 5:07 o'clock this evening for the Jamestown exposition, where they will , go Into camp with the other Virginia troops. Rev. W. M. Poisal of Baltimore will con- I duct the sen-ices ^t Bethany Methodist Protestant Church tomorrow. Rev. Mr. Polsul has been invited by the congregation of that church, which is now without a regular pastor, to assume the pastoral duties. Mr. Poisal has the matter under advisement. Funeral services over the remains of James H. Miles, who died Thursday last at his home, 811 Oronoco street, took plaqe at S o'clock this afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Father Kelly officiated, and the burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery. COL. QUINN RETIRES. Lieut. Col. Hoxle Promoted a Grade in Consequence. Col. James B. Qulnn, Corpe of Engineers, close3 his active career In the army today, having been transferred to the retired list by operation of law on account of age. He Is from Ohio and was a star graduate at the United States Military Academy In the class of June, 1800. He reached the grade of colonel of engineers In May, l'JOO, and for some time past has been in charge or the improvement of the Missouri river and of river and harbor works In the states of Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota. North Dakota and South Dakota, with headquarters at Sioux CJty, Iowa. His retirement will promote Lieut. Col. Richard L. Hoxie to be colonel, MaJ. John Miliis to be lieutenant colonel. Capt. Charles S. Bromweil to be major. First Lieut. Francis A. Pope to be captain and Second Lieut. Francis B. Wllby to be first lieutenant. "..y,!..' | MR. D< ? i a r?a mccc cn JArAHUOLi OL. ! ! Mr. Hennessy hears som i Features of Thi t Fans hashion n I Chiffon, voile and sc ! Women's College X Picturesque frolics and processi | Making U. fc U/mm T Cam r\fti . 2 A1UW UUL1C >jaui piUYiUCS VJ11II The Ma ' ' By E. Phillips Oppenheim. 4* I Embroidery Page for Illustrated. ? I 1 Household Hints Timely Hints to $ Anecdotes o I Visit to De p v> lidL tx v> aauuigiuuwi.ii saw in mi ^ Illusti I Discomforts of A | Tra * "Tody" Hamilton, who has ridden T his experience: The M > t ^ ;; The new daily serial, by Stewart . kins Adams, will < j -? !:: Timpc H f\\J + m | By EUQEI J Think of it! Our revolution + a brass band! Why? For the 4! 1814 that a horn was invented uj J a simple scale. The author giv harrllv H#>lif>vahlp vpfr nrnvps it y 1 J? r t t * | Forbes and * By Georg< ? The part a four-leaf clover pla; f lake captain. A hoodoo vessel, ; T storm were all parts of an unusua + a ?? r _ I An American wi | American' | By Mary I + Her personal experiences in certa J are both enlightenini $ Some Wond $ By C. Will * Birds that give pointers to music ^ to backwoodsmen and $ | Strenuous Life o | By Colonel H * A man who preached, shot and r< f ing adventures which ha * in crimins + * | The Sih J An Odd Problem for ' * By Jacquei * The professor gives some very va + cier and opens his eye; + confidential < * * + I Read The S APPEAL FOR REHEARING ENGINEERS DISSATISFIED WITH POLICE BOARD FINDINGS. The members of the Brotherhood of locomotive Engineers, Divisions 317 and lfiO, who preferred the charges against Captains Mulhall and Mathews In connection with the death of Engineer Hugh Murphy, who met his death beneath an overturned engine September 11 last, are not satisfied with the findings of the police trial board which tried the accused policemen and wnicn ejynrraieu iiieiu, mm imvu urgeu liiv Commissioners to set aside the findings and order a new trial. The appeal was filed with Commissioner West this morning' by Charles Bendhelm. attorney for the brotherhood, and before the Commissioners take any action an opinion will be forthcoming from Corporation Counsel Thomas for legal advice as to the constitutionality of the questions raised by Mr. Bendhelm In his appeal. Mr. Bendheim's appeal is based upon the following grounds: First?Because the findings are contrary to the evidence. Second?Because the findings are contrary to the weight of evidence. Third?Because the findings are not supported by sufficient proof. Fourth?Because the board that tried the accused officers waj? Illegal and unlawfully organized. Fifth?Because the finding of guilty of iVin nltq pitho Qimlnaf foirvt Vfatli.Liira tl.n* n'C i imi gca aQaiuoi *_aju. aianivno niai he struck Capt. Dickson of the Are department, and that In doing so his conduct was unbecoming an officer of the police force, should have been followed by punishment commensurate with the offense committed. Sixth?Because there is not Imposed upon Capt. Mathews any penalty for the offense of which he was found guilty. Seventh?Because to caution the accused "against the use of unnecessary violence in the performance of Ills duty" la not the +++++++++++t+++ft++++++++tt; 30LEY i NSIT1VENESS e new views, Tl!n?ifraifil !! e Sunday Star: i: n fsimnlp Frnrk? ' ~?t? - t )ft silk. Illustrated. J + Commencements | ions mark the day. Illustrated. ? S. Middies t ccrs for his navy. Illustrated. + lefactor ? m . ? *1* illustrated. + Women + I | the Home Gardener | Illustrated. + ^ l^M A??rM DAAMIA ii cu-rviiu wii rcupic + ath Valley | e land of the mysterious "Scotty." + rated. 1 merican Railway J ivel i 300,000 miles on U. S. lines, tells !! s. Illustrated. J j ystery Edward White and Samuel Hop- !! charm all readers. 11 e Changed ij se wood :: ary sires and dames never heard \; simple reason it was not until > >on which it was possible to play | \ ac o nipttira Vi o - ic ? V.J a wiupaioiiv\. piviui v. uiai ij ?? >? the Hoodoo ; Hibbard. yed in the vigorous life of a young J; i charming young girl and a big > il romance. . !! + >man in a South t Revolution | J. Sheldon. J in South American countries that $ tr and ver\/ amusinc. + a o lers of Birds liam Beebe. ! :ians, musical instrument makers, to big manufacturers. '< f a Counterfeiter [. C. Whitley. 2 :>bbed with equal succcss. Thrill- + ve rarely been paralleled X il history. I i ver Box } rhe Thinking Machine. + s Futrelle. j iluable pointers to a skilled finan- + > to the possibilities of ? :lerk doings. T unday Star j AJ.4.^.*4.a.*4.*4.*+4-4-4-+4-4-+4-+++++-} penalty for such an offense prescribed by the rules, regulations and law* governing the metropolitan police force. Although Commissioner West would makd no statement In connection with the appeal of the brotherhood except that It would be referred to the corporation counsel, he said Inasmuch as the appeal is made in full accordance with the law the appeal will In all probability be granted. When asked If the Commissioners art satisfied and convinced after hearing the evidence brought before them on the appeal that the findings are contrary to the weight of the evidence and of the other reasons pointed out in the appeal, if they will set aside the findings and call for a new trial. Mr. West said he could not say off-hand Just what the Commissioners' power Is in this resect, but that the law specifically states that the Commissioners U11IJ ua?c fUffci iu A v.u ui/O uiiu tivv crease the findings. Ordered by the Commissioners. The Commissioners Issued the following orders today: That the following water mains bo laid unaer me provision* or an act 01 tuiniw approved April XI, 1904, the same being necessary, In the Judgment of tho Commlsfiloners, for the public safety, health, comfort and convenience. Two hundred and twenty-five feet, more or less, of six-Inch water main In Pennsylvania avenue northwest between USth and 26th streets. One hundred and sij^y feet, more or less, of eight-Inch water main In Virginia avenue between E and 21M streets northwest. One hundred and thirty-flve feet, more or less, of eight-Inch water main In Maryland avenue between 10th and 11th streets northeast. That a drinking fountain for animals be frnrtixi nn the west ?ide of Hlver road, at Its Junction with Wisconsin avenue, at an estimated cost of $30. That the balance of the appropriation for construction and repair of bridges, after June 28, 1907, be expended for the purchase of lumber for Chain bridge.