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nnd knowing that I have been rebuked fur an action that I shall never regret, but always esterm a-s creditable to my heart ^ as a man and to my s. nse of justice and duty as a public official." NOT ATTACKING FORAKER. ?????? I Ohio Republicans Not Seeking to Eliminate the Senator. Another of Ohio's prominent ropubli ~n p,>liti i Mr Harry M. Daugherty. is in town t?>,lay. He is at the New Willard. Mr I'm :<!.< rty l> in favor of Secretary Taft r?c< lv!ng the indorsement <>f Ohio for the presidency, but, in the same boat with sonic other republicans of Ohio, he does not subscribe at par to any stock In the proje t ti? "eliminate" Senator Foraker. Mr I>augherty has seen p> >>ple try to eliminate Foraker before this. There is not much change in the situation In Ohio, said Mr. Paugrherty to a Star man today. "County committees are g >ltig ahead indorsing Secretary Taft for the presidency, here and there, but they are not attacking Senator Foraker. I think ?b will have rather a quiet summer in Ohio in politics ami there ought not to be anything to create commotion." Mr l'a igherty s attitude is tiiat of many other prominent Ohio republicans. according tii advhis tiiai com' to Washington from one source and another. It is said that there Is already a decided reaction In the crnna-ie against S-nator Foraker, w.lli indl ations that those who set out to destroy Senator Foraker. at whomsoever s instance it may nave necn. nave unucitaken ;i contract they cannot fulfill. There is said to be no question of Secretary Tuft's general popularity as a presici *titi,11 < andidate. ami some of Senator Foraker's wisest political friends say the Secretary can have the indorsement cf the R'ate if it 1m put on that ground. But there will have to h.? cessation, they claim, of the efforts to ride down Senator Foraker. They think there Is room enough in Ohio' for h>th men. and at any rate if there is to he any crowding off the stage there will he two groups of erowders. CONTROL OF SHOE MACHINES ALLEGED 1RUST AGAINST WHICH MANUFACTURERS PROTEST. Efforts oing Made by the Department of Justice to Obtain Information Regt rding Reported Combination. Not content with looking into the past ?nd present histories of a dozen or so trusts and taking legal action against another dozen in the I'nited States courts, the Department of Justice has now started a movement to find out something about another This time it is the United Ma chinery l ompany, with headquarters in Massachusetts, a combination that is allegel to control all the machinery that makes the .'WO,000,000 shoes manufactured In the United States. Shoe manufacturers everywhere are protesting against this trust, declaring that its plants are so controlled that there is no competition in the leasing of machinery. The machinery is not sold, but leased, and the company owns and controls all the patents for making shoes. It has gradually acquired all these patents, and is in position, it is said, to Sli.IKe uowil me ijlioeiiititt i 2> txi. its own sweet will. Just what can he done to break up the shoe machinery trust the department does not know. It has been at work against the trusts for a number of years and has obtained all s >rts of favorable decisions aanlnst them, but still the trusts continue to do busln>-!*i. The meat trust, which has been pursued by the administration In and out of the courts, in and out of Coneresa, in and out of the White House, Is still doing business to the tune of an extra charge of :? or 4 cents a pound more for meats than it got when the tight against it was begun. The Standard Oil people continue to tlx the price of oil as in the old days, Hill still has a close combination of three or four railroads, in spite of the Northern Securities decision, and now the thread trust l;as raised the price of sewing cotton women use In making the clothes of their families and themselves. ROCK CUTS TRAIN IN TWO I-.OriSVIL.LE, Ky., June 20.?A passenger train on the Baltimore and Ohio southwestern was cut In two by a falling rock In a tunnel near Mitchell, Ind., today. Several persons are reported Injured, but tlu re was no loss of life. The train left St. I^ouis at 9:30 last night for Cincinnati. Tns accident hap pened at 4 o'clock this morning. Seventeen people are reported injured, four of them seriously. The injured were taken to Seymour, Ind. The wrecked train is passenger train No. \'l. consisting of mail car, combination c.ir, two day coaches and Pullman. All the cars were wrecked except the sleeper Reports differ as to the number of injured. AS FINANCIAL AGENT SUGGESTION THAT REV. DR. BROWN SERVE. A repr. - ntative of tlie younger element of the congregation of the Pro-Cathedral Church of the Ascension. Rev. Clement Crown. pastor. having just tendered his r> -signation. stated today that a new light has thrown on the matter of the resignation It was pointed out that I>r. Brown :s a close personal friend of the Bishop of Washington, and the latter. being aware of the abilities and qualifications of Dr. Jinwn is a business man and financier, h i i :igr -ed to the acceptance of his resignation in order that lie may have the benefit of t!n- .-.r vices of L>r. Brown in an important n< w field of usefulness as the finan< ial ag :it of the Kpiscopal Cathedral fund. ?. .... t.- .-..mi im.- .i uuiii pi)?*eMHeu of >iisi>i' ralile moans and equipped with mholar y attainments, prac tical knowledge of busln ss men and methods, and financial int. rests, and in close personal touch with t uiiialists here and elsewhere who have ai. interest in seeing erected at the nation; I upltal a cathedral befitting the imi>oit.mce of the chureh denomination It will nj.esent. In iirown will soon depart with his wife for their annua! tour of Europe, returning to Washington in the fall. Then. It is s: >ted. the bishop will announce the appointment of I ?r Itrown as the financial a?; i>: of the cathedral fund. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NKW YORK. June ii ?Arrived. Steamer K..0I1; \|!wrt. from Naples 8IA8TONSKT M-ss.. June 'JO-The fttPiiim-r Graf Waldersec from Hamburg for New York, was in communication by wireless telegraph with the station h"re wlien Hf) milrs eist of Nantucket ligktsltlp ut a m W'iil probably dock a: 7:30 it m. Friday. CAP? RACB N P., June 'JO?The steamer Columbi i. from Glasgow for New York, w.ijt iii communication by wireless telegraph wllii 'he M rconi station bete when 210 mile* ?-.nt of this point at 7:30 a.m. Will probably i!o'k cbout 11':.!0 M r?. Sunday. 9 SABI.E ISLAND. N. S . June 20-Th* Bt.-atrcr t'ci'.ic. from I.!v? rpoi-! for New Y"-k wis In communication by virfieji tel.-IT *p!i w:th the Marconi station he.-e ir! ?n ' V miles e.-..t n." S"<nily Hook .it 2 a. rr. All * * r* 1' ^ .11 j'i uOc li ti'jcut T '< : * ta . A . y. NEARLY READY TOJLOSE CASE Government Testimony in Holmes Trial About Concluded. CONFERENCE AT THE RECESS Defense to Test Issue Raised Regarding Sufficiency of Law. ccpn"nr"r a x?xr xirrr oakt ATT rti fXil/ALiaAi wxjj aun miunu?ini> Again Cross-Examined on Previous Statements?Mr. Van Biper's Exposition of Signal Code. T'nless an unforeseen contingency should arise it Is expected the government will conclude its presentation of the ca.?e this afternoon against Edwin S. Holmes, jr., former associate statistician of the Department of Agriculture, who has been on trial for the past three weeks in Cri'mlnal Court No. 1. on a charge of conspiracy. When the usual noon recess of the court was taken at 12:30 o'clock a conference of the attorneys for both sides with Justice Stafford was announced, and It is anticipated several minor points were to be settled and the opposing counsel would be ready to enter upon the real contest?to determine whether the laws upon which the indictment Ic K'l CliiI ova ciifTtxiaiif r\ Vio Hnfuriil. tun to a complete trial and the determination of his guilt or innocence by the jury. When court convened this morning Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture was recalled to the stand for further cross-examination by the defense, and several interviews and public speeches In which he was quoted In the press were canvassed at length. Mr. Wilson repeatedly asserted he could not remember having made the exact utterances imputed to him. though he declared them to be, in the main, correct statements of fact. On redirect examination Attorney Beach asked the witness: "Did you ever at any time or at any place, so long as you have held the office of Secretary of the Depart ment of Agriculture, give out any advance Information which may have been obtained by you from the bufeau of statistics?" "I have not," the Secretary positively declared. Mr. Van Biper Recalled. Louis C. Van Riper was then called for final cross-examination, and after establishing the fact that the witness, C. W. Morgan, a broker who had an office at 71 Broadway in l'.XMt, and Mitchell & Co., another brokerage house, with offices at Broadway, Attorney Worthington produced a form of circular and. after reading it to the witness, asked him if lie had not sent out thousands of such circulars in the year 1!KX> or thereabouts. Mr. Van Riper said lie could not remember the exact style of circulars he had issued. but added that he was in business as a broker and solicited business wherever he thought it could be obtained, with the proviso that he should manage the accounts of his clients, the accounts to be placed with members of the recognized exchanges. "But did you not suggest in your advertisements that the accounts, preferably, should be placed with C. W. Morgan?" persisted Mr. Wortlilngton. r ... ... 1 . ? j X WUUiU 1JUL S<XJ> ailBftflLU ? aiI Riper. "I suggested only that a reliable firm be employed by each of my customers.'' Mr. Worthington took the witness over several other alleged transactions, but detailed inquiry into the past business life of Mr. Van Riper "for the purpose of testing his credibility as a witness" was blocked by the government on the ground of Its immateriality to the issues in the present case. Code of Signals. On redirect examination Mr. Beach referred to the- system of signaling by means of a window curtain in the office of the bureau of statics, which Mr. Van Riper previously testified had been devised by Holmes. He asked the witness to describe In detail a diagram of the "code" which, he said, had been drawn for Beckham's guidance by the defendant. ' If ?V.n ...... xl iuc tuua itt r* an uaa wd/ down on the window it would Indicate that everything was all right, and as we had anticipated." said Van Riper. "If It was half-way down over the upper sash only it would mean that something had gone wrong, and if it was half wij' down on the lower sash It would be the signal that things were even better than we had anticipated." Mr. Holmes' Bank Deposits. Samuel R. Balsir, teller In the Central National Bank. Washington, in 1005, testified that Holmes made a deposit of ten $1,000 bills in the bank April IS, 1903. Herbert Tt Smith, new arcniints teller In the National Safe Deposit, Savings and Trust Company In the same year. Identified deposit Blips which showed that Holmes placed J10.000 in currency in that institution April 25, 1905, and $40,000, also ill currency, May 24, ]?05. William I>. King, superintendent of the New York Cotton Exchange, produced records of the exchange showing that a membership on tho floor was bought by Lewis H. Mercer for F. A. Peck'r.am in January, ana no luentmea tne cnecK tor -mu.iu'j, which has already appeared many thno3 in the case, as having been the same with which the membership had been paid for. He described ttie operations on tiie lioor of the exchange in detail in support of the government's claim that the reports of the bureau of statistics had a marked. Influence upon prices, and that Holmes, in giving out information in advance, was actuated by a desiie for personal fraii:. Assistant Secretary Hay3 a Witness. Willet N. Hays, assistant secretary of agriculture, testified he was present in the bureau of statist'es when the now famous cotton report of June, l'.xj.l, was prepared, and he declared Holmes made a strong and long-sustained argument with Statistician Hyde to secure a reduction in the percentages in the "abandoned acreage" column. Holmes carried the point, said Mr. Hays, and the report was issued with approximately the fisuros suggested by Holmes. The result was to show a prospective increase In the cotton crop?and thus advance the interest* of the "bear" market, in which, it has been testitied. Theodore H. Price of Xi-w York, was much concerned. It has also been stated In evidence in the present case that Moses Haas c:inv> to Washington at the solicitation of Price to enlist the influence of Holmes to secure j a "bearish" report. Mr. Hayes also stated he was a member of the commission which made a later examination of the detailed reports of the corres|>ondents of the bureau of statistics, and made the discovery that the report as Issued was erroneous. l>>wis 11 Mercer, one-time partner of j Frederick A. Peckham, in the tlrrn of Peckham & Mercer, was th^ next witness, and he declared he never had knowledge of any agreement between Haas. Holmes and . V.. ... 1 .. -.1 ' - i vv nuaiii auu ? an ivij'ri , aHU 11C UIU IIUl know that any one had an Interest in the I firm except f>ckham. Mr. Mercer also canvassed at length the various transactions of the firm of Peckliam & Mercer. Witness also identified many exhibits previously introduced in the case as belnjj Peckham's handwriting. Regarded as Best Design. The judges appointed to select the best design for the new building for the bureau of American republics have recommended the acceptance of the design submitted by Albert KeSsey and Paul P. Cret ai Philadelphia. . AUACKEOjnUFflAN Woman Robbed While on Public Thoroughfare. HER ASSAILANT ESCAPES Was Knocked Down by One of Two Colored Footpads. RECEIVES SEVERE INJURIES Police Searching for the Negroes. Mrs. Snyder, Victim of Assault, Under Physician's Care. Mrs. James A. Snyder, the widow of Capt. Snyder, late of the United State3 army, living at 1324 Vermont avenue northwest, was felled to the si'dewalk by a burly colored man last night and robbed of her pocKemooK, containing money ana jeweiry. The assailant had a companion, and both made their escape. No trace of their identity has been discovered by the police. Mrs. Snyder is confined to her bed toc^ay at her handsome residence, suffering from many and pafnful bruises which were inflicted by the colored assailant. Her neck, shoulder and arm are badly swollen as the result of the blow and she has much trouble In swallowing. She also had a deep and long gash across her forehead. This is thought to have resulted from her head striking the curb as she fell. A physician lias been attending her and has forbidden all visitors except the members of the immediate household because of his patient's condition. Mrs. Snyder had been out last evening making some calls on friends in the northwest section, and about 0 o'clock started along Rhode Island avenue on her way to her home. She held her pocketbook tightly in her right hand and was walking briskly. When she reached the intersection of 1.1th street and Rhode Island avenue she noticed two colored men standing on the corner. Both were looking directly at her and both eyed her keenly as she passed. She said afterward that their glances were so steady and so impudent that it gave her a rather uncanny feeling and she began to walk faster, hoping to get away from them. Followed by the Ruffians. As she continued along Rhode Island avenue toward 14th street she noticed that the two colored men were following her and were walking within a few feet of her. She then began to walk out near the curb and expected to step out into the street when she reached the alley which is about midway of the block. She was within a few feet of the alley, she said, when she heard a quick step behind her and glanced around. Just at that minute, the largest of the two colored men?and she says both were of good stature?struck lier on the side of the face, or on the neck, and she was knocked down. Mrs. Snyder stated today that she thinks some weapon was used by her assailant, because of the force with which he struct her and the terrible uiuiae winvii was cauhfu. As she fell to the pavement at the curb, the assailant leaned over and grabbed the pooketbonk in her hand. She was still holding it tightly, and to get it away the assailant was'forced to wrench it from her. This sprained her thumb severely. The other of the two men was near, but when the assailant succeeded in getting the pocketbook, both started on a run down the al'-ey. and were soon out of sight. Cries for Help. Mrs. Snyder was dazod by the blow, she says, anil docs not remember distinctly Just what happened next, but, hearing the quick footsteps of her assailant, she says, she was aroused by a feeling of Indignation that he should escape, and she tried to scream. At first she could hardly speak above a whisper, the blow had so stunned her, but as her strength returned she made an outcry, shouting "murder." Her cries attracted several persona who were living in the adjacent houses and they ran to her assistance at once. One of the first to arrive was a man from 1151 Rhode Island avenue northwest. He assisted Mrs. Snyder to her feet and asked tier where she lived. At that time, he says, he noticed that Mrs. Snyder was bleeding profusely from wounds in her head, and he feared sho would faint. Temporary bandages made of handkerchiefs were.wrapped about the wounds, and two of the men who were attracted to tho scene by the woman's cries escorted her to lier' home, about three blocks away. The wounds were then bleeding profusely, and soon after reaching her home, at 1324 Vermont avenue northwest, Mrs. Snyder faint ed. None of the other occupants of thfl house was at home, and a physician was summoned. Other members/Of the family soon arrived and cared for the injured woman. Dr. H. H. Donnelly, the family physician, was summoned, and arrived soon afterward. He found it necessary to take three stitches In the forehead to close the deep wound there. Loses Valued Ornament. The loss from the theft, Mr Snyder says, is not a great one. The pocketbook contained ?1 In money, some car tickets and a St. Joseph's cross, which she valued highly. After Mrs. Snyder's injuries had been I rl t lie. nnlipfi u'arn nntlfl a/I flnd tives Weedon and Burllngame from police headquarters and Detective Forteney of the second precinct were detailed to make an investigation. Owing to the suddenness of the attack, Mrs. Snyder was unable to give the police an accurate description of her assailant, but she says the one who struck her was a large man. It is believed these are the same two colored men who made an attack on an elderly colored woman a few nights ago on li'.h street near Q street northwest. YERKES HELD RESPONSIBLE. Politicians' Reasons for Action of the Kentucky Convention. Politicians here are gossiping about the Kentucky republican convention yesterday. The news dispatches report that all efforts to indorse Taft and Fairbanks failed, and that the convention gave a blanket indorsement of the "Roosevelt administration." which means, of course, they say, indorsement of whomsoever the national conven tion might select. This gossip brings up again the retirement of John W. Yerkes, formerly commissioner of internal revenue. Mr. Yerkes went out of office overnight?voluntary retirement. of course. Now the politicians are talking about alleged friction between Mr. Yerkes and the administration. It is said that Mr. Yerkes, who is a factor In Kentucky republican politic^, did not fall In with the administration plans for the entailing of the presidential nomination, M'riArminnn Ha f*?ll mil ?. i f Vi thn a/lminlctra. tlon. so It is alleged. Just prior to the convention Mr. Yerkes had the misfortune to stumble down stairs in a Cincinnati hotel and did not flgurf in the convention, but It is said that his influence was felt all the same, and that the failure to Indorse the administration's ireputed "heir apparent" was due to Mr. Yerkes. All of which is reported as part of the political gossip of the day without bonded security. Death of John J. McGuigan. The sudden death of Mr. John J. McGutgan. an employe of the Washington navy yard, occurred yesterday. The funeral will take place at IX o'clock neict Saturday morning from his late residence, *OS 5th street southeast, and will be In charge of Rathbone-Superior Lodge, No. 29. Knights of Pythias. The Interment will be ^ In Arlington TURF KINGSJO MEE1 Great Field for the Suburban at Sheepshead. CLASSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR Field Is a High-Class One, With Many Three-Year-Olds. ELECTIONEER SLIGHT FAVORITE Keene Stable With Superman and Veil the Second Choice in the Betting. NEW YORK, June 20.?The great Suburban handicap drew thousands to the race course at Sheepshead Bay today. Seventeen horses were carded to start in th? struggle for the rich stake of $20,000 anc the honor. Forty thousand people wert expected to be at the race course by tht sea at the start of the big race. The earl) arrivals at the track found a course lightning fast and fit for the lieart-breaklnn contest of a mile and a quarter. A smart shower early in the day laid the dust, and then the sun broke through the cloud! bright and clear. Tracltmen had the loamj course combed and dressed after the candl dates for the Suburban had been giver their early morning exercise. The horsei were given only a slight breezing and ther taken to the stables to await the call foi the boots and saddles. Weights and Jockeys. The horseB entered for the Suburban, wit! meir weights ana jockeys, were as follows Weight. Jockey. Electioneer 104 Mountain Beacon Light 100 (turner Moiltgomer v 104 Sandy Superman 1 108 Nlcol Cairngorm Ill Horner Dandelion 117 Hadtke Cot ton town 117 Williams Uuiming Water 110 Miller Toka Ion 115 Hooker Itlamly 114 Preston Nealon 113 W. Dugan Faust 90 E. Dugan Bedouin 110 Itrussell Veil 94 Wexford 100 Shilling Frank <rill 104 Rotter Flip Flap 120...? J. Martin Early books In the ring today made the three-year-old Electioneer a slight favorite in the betting over James R. Keene's entry. Superman and Veil. Superman won the Brooklyn handicap, and many horsemen today looked to see him duplicate the performance of Kinley Mack, who, in 1900, won both the Brooklyn and the Suburban handicaps. The race, however, according to the moderate opinions expressed at the track today, was expected to be an open contest. The Suburban was first run in 1S84, when it was won by General Monroe. Ideal Weather Conditions. Ideal weather conditions prevailed here this afternoon for the running of the twenty-third Suburban. Thousands were packing themselves into the big grand stand hours before the ball rang for the first race, and by 1 o'clock the stand was filled. An official of the Coney Island Jockey Club estimated thitt nver 40,(100 people would be on liand to witness the Suburban. Never before had race enthusiasts turned out In such numbers, and at such an early hour aa they did today. LOng before the entrances were manned by the Plnkertons men and women w(/re on hand waiting for a chance to enter the beautiful grounds of the club and secure points of vantage from which to view the great race. ASCOT'S GREATEST DAY BRITISH ROYALTY VISITS THE FAMOUS TBACK IN STATE. ASCOT, England, June 20.?This was the greatest day, socially, of the Ascot meeting. King Edward, Queen Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and Prince and Princess Andre of Greece went in state procession to the field. The weather was perfect and most of London society and many visiting Americans were In the royal inclosure. The display of handsome, flallycolored costumes surpassed all former years. Tha principal event was the race for the gold cup for colts and fillies. Gold Cup Bace a Dead Heat. Tho ro pa f Ar tVia oml/^ nun ?? * PTA/"i ?>iv iuvv, iui viib ftuiu v.u|/, vatucu ai twj sovereigns, with 3,500 sovereigns In specie in addition, for entire colts and Allies, two and a half miles, resulted In a dead heat between the Duke of Ciramont's Eider and Col. Kirkwood's The White Knight. J. A. De Rothschild's Beppo was third. Nine horses started. The Rous memorial stakes, of 10 sovereigns each, with 1.000 sovereigns added, seven furlong and 100 yards, was won by Sancy, Polar Star second. Camlargr third. The all-aged stakes, of 5 sovereigns each, with 300 sovereigns added, six furlongs, was won by Rocketter, Bon Marche, second, Desca third. Prince William led until seven furlongs from home, when Eider pulled away from The White Knight, who challenged on the stretch. The struggle resulted in a dead heat, but an objection entered against Eider on the ground of bumping and boring was sustained, and The White Knight was awarded the race. Funeral of Mrs. Helen E. Armour. The funeral of Mrs. Helen E. Armour, wife of Capt. Robert Armour, is announced to occur at 4 o'clock next Saturday afternoon from her late residence, H street. The death of Mrs. Armour occurred last night. Aoki and Root Confer. Viscount Aoki, the Japanese ambassador, had a conference with Secretary Root at the State Department today. It was announced later at the department that there were no developments in the Japanese situation. 3 3 ARTICLES OO WANTED. You can convert some of your old things into cash. Have a rummage party at your house-and then read the Wanted Miscellaneous column on page 18. Chickens Raw Drum Motor Cycle Books Spark Coil Office Partition Teacher Dressmaking Old tnothiugr Scrap Iron Furniture Metals Carpets Pawn Ticket* Feather Beds Oo'd and SJlrer Jewelry Pianos Feathers A fifteen-word advertisement in the Wanted Miscellaneous column of The Star for 3 days costs but 45 cents, and will bring you results. ? J iry it. 1 , r MEETS INSTANT DEATH Joseph Graham Howie Falls Distance of Thirty Feet. HEAD CRUSHED BY CONTACT Was Employed on Office Building for House of Representatives. STEPS .OFF TOP OF THE WALL Coroner to Make an Investigation. Dead Han's Brother Notified of the Fatality. Joseph Graham Howie, thirty-five years ?1/l 4 It A iu, au 11 uu wui ACI, itru iiuiu uic lup ui ! the new House of Representatives office - building, about 9 o'clock this morning to s the concrete floor of the second story and j was Instantly killed- His head was crushed to a pulp by the fall. The body was later ! removed to the morgue in the wagon of the ! fifth precinct, and Coroner Nevitt was notlr fled of the fatal accident. He will view . the remains this afternoon and make an Investigation later. The address of the dead workman was L not known by his employers, and the police 1 are endeavoring to locate his relatives, i Howie began his employment on the r House building yesterday morning, and he appeared to be an efficient workman. This morning he was assigned to the placing of 1 iron girders on the very top of the bulld lng. After the beams are raised by a dor, rick It was Howie's work to place them in position. About D o'clock. Howie was r standing on one of the Inside walls in the building directing the raising of a large Iron girder. As It was being raised above those already In place Howie stepped b^ick i to get out of the way. v.u. ti 1 JC ana ani4viuu, In stepping backward he went off the wall 1 and plunged backward and downward head foremost. Two stories below, a distance ot about thirty feet, he landed upon the i concrete flooring, as stated. ; Foreman J. A. Sanker of 31 H street northeast; D- Benson. COU L street northeast; <}eorge Hess, and others of the unfortunate man's fellow workmen ran quickly to the body of the prostrate man, only to discover that be was dead. Sergt. Ellsworth and Policeman Fltton of the fifth precinct, who were in the vicinity, were at once notified. The wagon of the fifth precinct was called, with a view of taking the man to fhe hospital, but when it arrived it was recognized that death made the trip unnecessary, and Coroner Nevltt was notified. He ordered the body taken to the morgue. Capt. EllloK Woods, superintendent of the capitol. made an investigation into the circumstances of i the accident. T'V.o Inno I rooMonpo r?f TTOWIis unknown. but it was stated by a fellow employe that he had a brother residing at 200 East Grace street, Richmond, Va? and the brother will be notified. The Richmond city directory gives the name of Samuel T. Howie, assistant manager of a 5 and 10cent store there, at the address noted. REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT OF TRANSFERS OF TITLE TO LOCAL PROPERTY. B. M. Cllnedinst has purchased from Mr*. Romenia Rhees the residence 1WJ Ontario place, Washington Heights. The sale was made through Moore & Hill. F. O. Knight of Vermont has sold, through Stone & Fairfax, the three-story business building at 725 11th street, Just north of the Palais Royal. The property will be remodeled, it is said, and held by the pur.chaser as an Investment. The price paid is stated to be (15,000. As administrator for the estate of Edwin B. Hay, George W. Evans put up at auction yesterday the residence at 1512 Corcoran i street, where Mr. Hay lived for many years, and also the dwelling 1535 P street nortnwest. J\iO Uias were rereivtu imu iiu sale made. The property will probably be 1 sold in the near future. Moore & Hill, incorporated, has sold the i residence, 1616 Q street northwest, to Samuel Kraisell. The property was formerly owned by S. Edie. It is understood that the price paid f or the house was about $4,500, and that Uie new owner purchased it as :in investment. WUllge, Gibbs & Daniel, real estate brokers, yesterday sold three houses in Saul's Addition, one on Delafleld place for JtJ.'JSO, another on Decatur street for >6,4M and the third on Emmons street for $6,650. The names of the purchasers are withheld. These sales complete a record of twentysix houses recently built and sold in this subdivision. It Is announced that four teen new house9 will soon be erected In the subdivision, for which plans have been made by A. H. Beers. These houses will cost from $8,500 to $10,000. This subdivision is being Improved rapidly by the erection of dwellings and the laying of streets and granolithic sidewalks. APPOINTMENT OF CRIER. * . Action by Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. The District Supreme Court in general teem today announced the appointment of Joseph Bonn as court crier to succeed the late Henry C. Sholes, who hem the position * "o Mr Rnnn 1ms hppn LUi inciiij'u v t: J KM1 o. JU.. W.? a deputy United States marshal for the past six years, and, having acted as . -IlifT in the courts, is thoroughly conversant with ti.e duties of the position to which he has been appointed. It is understood that Mr. Bonn will Lft assigned to Equity Court No. 1, where he has recently been acting as bailiff. Prof. Maurice Joyce, the present crier of that court, will be transferred to Criminal Court No. 1, where Mr. Sholes was employed before his illness, and which j ositlon Mr. Joyce held for fourteen years. The new crier is thirty-six years of age. v>niMn>r Kaan Knrti in "R a 1Hmnrp Md . in 1870. He served as a lieutenant in the navy during the Spanish war. At the close of the war Mr. Bonn secured the appointment as deputy United States marshal for the District, where he has since served. CONSTRUCTION WORK. Views of Master Builder Regarding Local Situation. The statement was made this afternoon by a master builder that the construction work In the District which was interrupted by the recent lockout of certain of the building trade* has been generally resumed and will be carried on to the end of the building season with nonunion workmen, "unless terms ar?i agreed upon between the employers and members of the union very soon." "We are getting more non-union mechanics than we can employ," the speaker added. "In fact. we?had to telegraph to our supply agents to stop sending men here for the present, as we cannot find work for any more of them. The fact is umi me moor niarnei 13 wen siocKea Wlin workmen who are not affiliated with organized labor." At labor headquarters this afternoon the statement was made that there had been no change In the situation since yesterday. Increase of Pension. The Commissioners have approved the request of Mrs. Mae E. Marshall, widow of George E. Marshall, who was a private- on the metropolitan police force, to Increase her pension of $20 a month to J2T> a month. Tho innroQ qa o u m unnn ~ ? ?? I- " * '"""V "?v I datlon of MaJ. Sylvester. I BIOS OPENED FOR " KRFAT WAR^HIP^ UIILfl I linilUIIII u _ Proposals for Building Largest Vessels in the Navy. NEWPORT NEWS IS LOWEST Pore River Company Also Assured of an Award. TTTRftwri at wm nv.pa"ptmput More Persons Interested in Marine Architecture Assembled Than Have Been Seen for Months. The Newport Kcw> Shipbuilding Company of Newport News. Va., with one bid at M AAA a xl TT* r?i " " fu^^wu, aiiu me r ure rvivcr ampuuuumg Company of Quincy, Mass , with a bid at J4.377.000. were the lowest bidders today for building the new 20,000-ton battleships. Bids were opened at the Navy Department at noon for the construction of the two American "Dreadnaughts.'' or what are officially known as battleships numbers 28 and 20. the coat of each not to exceed $6,000,000, exclusive of armor and armament. The total cost of each, when completed, Is estimated to be $10,000,000. The bidding brought together the largest company of shipbuilders and other persons Interested In naval construction that has been si?en in the Navy Department for many months. The hiHHInir woo nennaatirilv t>e\rri_ plex, th? builders freely availing themselves of the department's permission to submit all sorts of combinations and alternative plans. These Included straight bids on the battleship of the standard type, with reciprocating engines designed by the Navy Department Itself; original bidders' designs and combinations of the department's hull plans, with turbine- engines; some with and some without separate cruising turbines. The Newport News company alone submitted no less than seven sets of plans, and it was noted that they were generally the lowest at all points and with all combinations. But as the law provides that no company shall receive the contract for more than one ship, the second lowest bidder is also assured of an award, in this case the company being the Kore River Shipbuilding Company of Quincy, Mass. Details of the Bids. The bids In substance were as follows: For* River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Mass., one ship on the department's plans, to be delivered in thirty-six months, $4,480,000; hull and equipment on the department's plans, bidders' Curtis turbine engines, $-4,37",000. (Cruising turbines not required in this type.) Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, the department's plan, time thirty-six months, $5,100.000. Department's hull and equipment, bidders' Parson's turbine enginee, $5,050,000; cruising turbines. $50,tW0 additional. Another design with department's hull and equipment and bidders' Parsons' turbine engines, $5,030,000; cruising turbines, $50,ruwi Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Va., department's designs, $3,5)87,000. Department's hull and equipment. blddt-r's Parson's turbine engines; Thorneycroft-Schultz boilers, $4,100,000, including cruising turbines. Another design, department's hull and equipment, bidder's Parson's turbines?same boilers as above? $4,050,000. Design Includes separate cruising turbines. Another design, same hull, and turbines. $4,100,000, Including cruising turbines. Another design, same hull and | turbines. $4,000,000. design Including cruising turbines. Another design. 5ame hull and turbines, $4,123,000, Including cruising turbines. Another design, same hull and ttivV.Ino* t J t V-JI i W ~1~ U?11UU| YIlVWU,VWt illViUUlilB Vi UIDUI5 IU1 bines. New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden. N. J., department's design. $4,545,000. Department's hull and equipment, bidder's machinery reciprocating engines, $1,600,000. Department's hull and equipment, bidder's Parson's turbines with separate cruising turbines, $4,530,000. The bids have been referred for examination to the board of naval construction, which will recommend proper awards. Armor for the Ships. Bids were opened today also for supplying the armor needed for the two big battleships. For the armor, which is divided Into four classes on ,the basis of the difficulty of the shapes required, the Mldvale Steel Company appeared to be the lowest bidder for the largest class; that Is. 7.950 tons of class A at $410 per ton. For this class the Carnegie and Bethlehem companies each bid $4'J0. For 952 tons of armor in class B the Carnegie and Bethlehem companies bid each J400 per ton. while the Midvale bid was $410. For 3!>2 tons of class C armor the Carnegie and Bethlehem each bid $400 and the Midvale $410. For 1,070 tons of class D armor Bethlehem bid $400; Midvale $410 and Carnegie no bid. , ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY COM- , MENCEMENT?OTHER MATTERS. ??___ j Special Correspondence of The Star. i ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 1907 The eighty-fourth annual commencement exercises of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of Virginia were held at that institu tlon at 10 o'clock this morning in the presence of a large assemblage of church dignitaries and friends of the Institution. Right ! Rev. R. A. Gibson presided. The alumni meeting, which occurred at noon, was presided over by Bishop Peterkin. president of ( the Seminary Association of West Vlr- ( glnia. I Diplomas of graduation were conferred on , the following: Robert Evans Browning, ( B.A.. Rlverdalo, Md.; Mllliam Wesley , Daup, B.A., Michigan City, Ind.; Robert , Albert Griesser, Ph.B., Buffalo, N. Y.; Wiley Roy Mason, Colonial Beach, Va.; f William Gibson Pendleton, Wytheville, Va., , and Thomas Lowry Sinclair, B.A., Seldonk, ( Va. , The following having attained the requisite standard on examinations In all of the departments were recommended to the board of trustees for the'degree of bachelor ' of divinity, to be conferred after writing an 1 appre*-ed thesis, and their ordination to 1 me priesLiiouu: noocri jl.yu.iis Drowning, r%. f A.; William Wesly Daup, B. A.; Robert Al- t bei t Griesser, Plh. B.. and William Gibson Pendleton. ' The following having dispensed with He- > brew, received certificates testifying that '' they passed the required examinations in 8 the rest of the departments of study of the ! institution:" James Gilmer Busie, I,ewis j Carter Harrison, B. A.; David Henry Lewis, J Myron Barrand Marshall, Lorenzo Davenport Vaughn and Milton Roher Warsham. ' Certificates in special departments were * awarded to Ivan Marshall Green and Alexander Stuart Gibson, B. L. Beading- Graduating Essays. Graduating essays were read by members of the senior class as follows: "The Code 1 of Hanamurablu," by Robert Albert Grosser, Ph. B.; "Defense of the Pauline Au- r thorshlp of the Pastoral Epistles." William t Gibson Pendleton; "The Motive Power of I Christian Ethics." Robert Evans Browning. B. A. d At the unnual meeting of the alumni at e noon. Rev. Edwin }->. Goodwin, Fairfax F county, read an essay. Afterward Rev. Carl E. Grammer of St. Stephen's Church. Phil- ti adeiphia, delivered an address on the late it Rev. Plot. Cornelius Walker, who was for c many years connected with the seminary. The dedication und acceptance of the new cl chancel window was in order this afternoon. c< ti>? wlmla*- u the gilt of Mra. S. F. Houg- bi ton of Philadelphia ami In cotiimetroratlva of the missionary spirit of seminary work. The subject Is "Christ l>fliverliiK Ills I.ast Charge to the Apostles Before Ascension." An appropriate address was delivered !>>' Rev. Dr A. B. Klnsolvlng of St. Pauls Church, Baltimore. Ordinations will occur at the dispel of the seminary it It o'clock tomorrow morning. which will conclude the cxevcise* A sermon will then he delivered by Rev. William K. Evans. Despondency Cause of Suicide. Despondent because of domestic troubles. Charles Jackson. color<*d. about thirty years of age. committed suicide last evening about <5 o'clock at the home of hi* sister. Mamie Jackson. 41tl North Pitt street, by slashing himself with a raior across the throat from ear to ear. lie died a few minutes later. The remains were removed to an undertaking establishment. Coroner Moore deemed an inquest unnecessary. A short time before committing the act Jackson informed relatives of his purpose to end his life. At ! ho nnniiiil montlnor Vi olnmni ??_ sociatlon of the Kpiscopal High School, last evening, the following officers wire electivl for tlie ensuing year: John Mason Brown of ? Washington, U. C., president; Arthur Bamwell of New York, flrst vice president; I^wrence M Miller of Baltimore, seror.d vice president; Mayo t" Brown of Kynchburg. Vtt . secretary; John Moncure Daniel of the Kpiscopal High School, assistant secretary; Archibald It. Hoxton of the Kpl copal Hlgli School, treasurer. The following were chosen members of the executive committee: John Mason Brown. Mayo t\ Brown, Archibali^t Hoxton. I?r. J. H. Yarnell, K. J Williams, K K. Lee. Henry C. Heeiy, F. B. Smith and .'rof. W. H. lichols. Brief Mention. in ine corporation court iwiay a area was placed on record conveying from Robert Elliott to Dr. Thomas B. Cochran a hous? and lot on the south side of Duke street between Pitt and St. Asaph streets. The consideration was not given. * The local board of civil service examiners announces that a civil service examination wi.i be held in this city September 4 next for the internal revenue service. STABLE IN BLOOMINGDALE BELIEF THAT COMMISSIONERS WILL CHANGE SITE. Action at District Building Expected Next Saturday?Statement Today by Mr. Macfarland. ? The question of locating the now District stable in the block bounded by Adams. Bryant, id and 3d streets, which lias been the subject of much comment, especially by the residents of the Bloomlngdale Sr>c tlon, who are opposed to the erection of the stable on the site mentioned, will in all probability be definitely aetlled next Saturday. It Is the opinion of officials In a position to know that the matter will be settled to the satisfaction of the cltlzona concerned, and that the Bloomingdale slta will he abandoned, notwithstanding- the recommendation of Capt. Jay J. Morrow. Engineer Commissioner. Commissioner Morrow has formally rec ommended to his colleagues that the stable be erected on the Bloomingdale site. The recommendation was placed In the hands of Commissioner Macfariand as president of the board for hi* views, and he said today that he will give It careful consideration before acting. It is believed that Commissioner Macfariand will respect tiia wishes of those who filed the protest. What Mr. Macfariand Says. Commissioner Macfariand made the following statement today: "I have Just read Commissioner Morrow'a recommendations about the water departmerit st-ahlp. which I vf??tr>rr1?v. They have evidently been prepared with great care after consideration of the arguments made at the public hearing and after a fresh inspection of the neighborhood. They are, of course, entitled to tny oaVeful consideration before action, and I shall take ? at least a day for that purpose. "Commissioner Morrow's recommendations do not go to Commissioner West until after I have acted upon them, so that I have, of course, no recommendation from Commissioner West to consider. Commissioner Morrow, as immediately In chnrge of the water department, takes the initiative tn thia matter under the uniform practice <? r? ^ oan.K- V* ID xAs-l. .m _ uL inc uiiiiuinqiuuci a, uuu ocuuo jiio mendatlons first to ttie president of thn board. His reasons for recommending that the stable shoultf be on the Bryant street site are: "First?That It ought to be near the water department headquarters at the Bryant street pumping station, and that no other ? tie in that neighborhood Is available. "Second?That there Is no possibility of contamination of the city's water supply. "Third?That there is no possibility of unfavorable effect upon McMillan Park. "Fourth?That the objections respecting the possible depreciation of the value of property throughout Bloomingdale are believed to be extremely overdrawn. "'Fifth?Nn more suitable or less oblec tionable Bite could be found. "I shall take up these points In order In my recommendations on the subject." SYLVESTER ELECTED PRESIDENT. Washington's Chief of Police Again Heads International Order. NORFOLK, Va.. June 20.?The convention .. jf International Chiefs of Police of America today selected Detroit, Mich., as the next place of meeting, and elected the following officers: President. Richard Sylvester of Washing ton. D. C. Vice president, John Whittaker of Dayton. Ohio. Secretary. Harvey Carr of Grand Hapida, Mich. OFFER ACCEPTED. Sale of Old Burial Ground to the District. The offer of Allen W. Mallery, agent for :he Presbyterian congregation of Georgeown, owners of the old Presbyterian fouryng grounds, located near 34th and K streets lorthwest, to sell these burial grounds 10 the District for the sum of $27,960.20, to be used as a public playground, has been approved by the Commissioners. When the eemeterv was lirHl offered fur ale to the District a month ago, u protest vas made by the heirs of the Beatty family. iriginal owners of ttie land, who donated it to the Presbyterian congregation for a jurying ground with certain provisions. The heirs declare that this land was to evert to the Beatty family in the event of t being no longer used as a cemetery. Tin y ilso declared that the Presbyterian congr>- . nation is powerless to furnish a clear lit!* .0 the land. This land will be purchased by the Com nlssioners provided the owners of the1 ;round can give a title to the same guarinteed by a title and guaranty company it their expense, and further with the underHanding that the owners will arrange to emove and rebury the remahis of t'i? >od!es that have been burled in the cemoery to some other place of burial. Thn iu nrn nun |>i w|;ci i j iw " u^'ai is a public playground has been indorsed >y the Georgetown Citizens' association Buildign Permits Issued. Inspector Ashford Issued the following luildlng permits today: To Ernest IJurRdorf, one six-story flre>roof livery stable at 41M2 Slh street lorthwest; estimated to cost MO.OUO; archlect, Harry Blake; builders, H O. & I?. J. >111. To A. C. Thour, tow two-story brlcic welllngs at R'tti-S'iS 11th street northeast; stiinated to cost $12.:i()<i; architect. W. .S 'iagger; builder. H. J. Bleber. To V. Aguliar. one three-story brick addilon at 1TU0 14th street northwest, estilated to cost fl.SUO; architects and buiidrs. J. A. I,ankford & Bro. # To trustees, Benning. one one-story frama durch at Benning. D. C.; estimated t" >st J2.60"); architect. Benning trustees; jtldera, William Yost & Bros.