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No Convictions of Handt
Police Court
Defendants. Filed.
r;? otk*' Mion. January 22. $'
I- ran is J Kelly. January -J- S:
Tlxorras Fitzmorris. January 22 N
1 iayai?1 <1 Wrcnn. January
Frank Shore. January iiO.
Cijarlfs Gable. Man h 15.
I.itjah \\ Johnson. April 2J. Ji
ll?*nry J Carroll. J :n?- s. Ji
K?>: til II U'wiwns. June 8. J?
Willihm \Wr?i!a!I. June 10. jf*j
Timothy Sullivan. June It). Ji
John M'K'onnHl. Ju:;c 2). Ji
L'.uls I: Pf. ifff-r July Ji
Hert Myers* vuherwlse
failed Samuel
Km?'i v| July 10. j!
? rr:iiiNcrlpt frrfiii HrrordN if (lie Police
r ? S
dally w nt to two p?;i^ *s on 10th street
ytst^rdiy to in \ke thre b'-ts. At one place
he w.i? told ' there's nothing doing." and
at tii oth 11 );i& h irdhink fi i/nd. who previously
; i 1 w a v s creet.-d him like "money
from liom <_* ???M>' waived h m <">ff. and |
told him he wauld hive to look elsewhere.
As a result of th?? publicity given to the
operations of the violators of the pool soring"
law. ih** handbook game h is taken considerable
of ? slump. Some of the more
prominent of the ' Vommissloners" have
left the eity "tor the summer." the others
are keeping so low that it w.-aid he hard ]
to cnN-h a glimpse of them with a score of
searchlights, and oven then it is doubtful
if they would accent a b^t. it is said. Sev- j ,
eral regular" betters were politely turned
down yesterday ' ; ,
Tlftttintr hv Telenhone. ! 1
r> - ?r i
In Fpite of this condition of affairs, bet- I
tlnpr was carried on >esterday by the hand- !
book men while under cover, but a. 1 the 1
bets were made over the telephone and then
only by men who were known as "safe"
and who had been j?iven the hiding hand- ,
book man's temporary telephone number. {
A r porter for The Star visited a score of , ,
places yesterday afternoon where he was ,
Informed he could make all the bets he !
WHPtcd a week but met w.th no sue- ; ,
cess. The best lie secured was a suggestion j ,
from a lounger in a barroom that if he 1 .
waited around maybe some one wou d turn j
up. He waited nearly an hour and the !
''handbook" runner not only tailed to put j
in an appearance, but the usual race fol- ; 1
lowers and touts who are f imilijr sights In j
that saloon on any afternoon did not show |
up. The barkeepers in this p ace, wh > are ;
generally more eager to talk "horse" with ;
their patrons than to serve them drinks,
were very closemouthed yesterday, and 1
when one of them w;:s asked "what looks j
good in the handicap at Brighton." he in- I
nocentiy asked. "Are they running at 1
Brighton now?"
Before The Star reporter started out yesterday
afternoon to-make some bets he
was tipped off by a local sporting man that
the errand would be useless.
Killed by Publicity. (
"On account of all this publicity." the
sporting; man said, "the bunch have gone ]
to thi' tall timbers, but even if they hadn't. I
I doubt if they would take your bet without
knowing you or having an introduction
to you. They may have been running a
pretty open game, but the wise ones were
always particular about an Introduction to
a gent before they take his money. There
was handbook making in the District before
MaJ Sylvester took the job, and there
it'lll K.. U . I K. .. .Lr j >>u la
niii i? iiauuwniiw IVMI^ auri 11^ UJ ftvut. |
As for the police department, I am giving
you the right dope when I teli you there <
are about 100 regular handbook betters >
pounding bricks for Sylvester. I wouldn't ,
want to knock this little bunch of sports,
but It appears to me that they could do a
lot of good if they told Sylvester .ill they '
knew Bui, on the level. I think tliey are i
more likely to tell the 'bookies' all they |
know instead of Sylvester."
When asked how many handbooks were 1
operating in the District up until a 1
week ago, this man said, "About 250."
"Nothing Doing" Everywhere.
Th<> first place visited by The Star reporter
yesterday was a cigar store on the 1
avenue, not far from the Capitol. He was
told that a b-xik had b?*en run In the store
for a number of yars, but when he entered
an ag>-d man behind th? cigar counter was
ttie only sign of life about the place. The
usual "hanger* on" who generally lounge
around jtia ce* where bets can be mad',
making a sort of sign out of themselves,
werr- absent. When ti:e question of making
a bet was put up to the man behind the 1
counter he said he hadn't the slightest
idea where a gentleman could make a
bet. .None ha^t ever Deen nia ie in nu piace,
he added.
A saloon on the avenue a short distance
from this cigar store was next visited,
but The Star man s money went begging
again A man sitting in front of the place, I
who was sahl to be th* boss, said in very
emphatic tt-rms that no handbook men ever
use liis place as an office, and that he
didn't know of a p'.ace in the city where
a bet could b?- made.
A man in a hotel on the avenue who was
known to The Star reporter as a bettor '
was seen next. He was asked if lie thought
"the reporter could g-t a bet down on tho
fourth rare at Brighton, or whether It was
too late, and lie replied. "Why. you couldn't
get a bet down If you had com* around
at sunrise. If you have something hot and 1
are very anxious. 1 might land it for you.
Have to Use Password.
"Where will you play it?" he was asked.
"Now. you are getting curious. What's
the difference where 1 play it. as long as
juu B'-v mm 11 "H J u' ' . j
"Well. I can go with you while you make
the bet for rn?, can't I?" the reporter asked.
"Sure, but I ain't going any further than
the nearest telephone." he answered. "I'll i
call up a friend of mine who Is keeping \
k>w. and he will take the bet when I give ]
him the password." I
"I'm mii' h obliged for the information, i
but that wouldn't do me much good." said i
The Star reporter, and hurriedly left in
search of some other places where he had i
been told I>ct.s could be made, but It was J
a case of "nothing' doing" at the remainder <
of the I'lac- s visited. The lid was on good f
and tight. i
"Tlit* 8t ir must have frightened oft the ]
handbook men." remnrked a dealer In the
Center market to a Star reporter this morning.
"and I hope the good work will be kept
up. There was not a handbook man In evidrno
In tbe market yesterday. Their ab
* - *l..v rln.t la Ci^mothitlD' iin -
m-m ?- II VJIll Uic I1IH A' t Id OVI..V ? u..
Usual, for two or three of them had been
i >m!i k here every day.
"I had one of the 'Rood things' yester- ,
day." he added, "but nobody came to get
iny money If The Star succeeds in driving
t lie handbook men out of business, it should
certainly reeelve the thanks of thousands
of victims of the gamblers."
Has Benning on His List.
Mi) Sylvester was not ai ms omce ims
morning, having' gone out of the city. Before
going away la.it night he g:ive out an
Interview In which he la reported to have
"Co operation between the courts and police
department Id necessary In eradicating I
all forms of gambling In the District of
Columbia. The police department has not
attempted to criticise the disposition made
by the courts In the case of the handbook
men, though I believe It Is realized by all
concerned that the imposition of a )a!l sentence
will So more to break up this form
of gambling than the assessment of a tine,
no matter how large. In order to put an end
to the hand-book Industry In Washington
the executive anil Judicial departments of
the District government mutt work in har
iiM}[iy. itnu u is 111*3 oi iii.rj uepttrlment
to arrest ami prosecute ali connected
with It, leaving the question of punishment
to the courts
"I'nder the present ruling l>ookmakrrs are
permitted to make pools on the races during
the Henntng meet, the only requirement being
that they shall not establish themselves
at a stand as was heretofore the custom.
Doubtless because of this many of the
handbook men feel that they also should be
permitted to accept betB upon the horses at
ai: M^es. but such Is not the case, and I
ahall'vontinue to do all In my power to prevent
Opposes All Gambling.
"In comparison with many of the large
cities, Washington Is comparatively free of
narmoooK men. 1, nowever, am opposed to
all forms of gambling In this city, and
while realizing that as long as racing Is
jiorm.tted, men will continue to bet, I Intend
to. as far as possible, enforce the law
to the letter.
"If It Is decided In the Court of Appeals
that the betting at the Bennlng race track
during the spring and fall meetings Is in
vio!u(:on of law it will t>e stopped. It la
ti.e business of ihts department to enforce
>ook Men;
Record for Six Months.
Disposition of Cases.
^> 1 collateral forfeited January 2S.
:jn collateral forfeited January 23.
one I rossi-d.
14) collateral forfeited April 2'>.
i'At collateral forfeited May .'i, 1007.
<*) collateral forfeited April 10.
jry trial demanded April 2t. Pending,
jry trial demanded June 27. Pending,
iry trial demanded June 27. Pending.
:jo ' Ollaternl forfeit >d June 14.
iry trial demanded June lit. Pending,
jry trial demanded July 5. Pending,
jry trial demanded July 4. Pending.
iry trial demanded July 19. Pending.
< uurt.
the l:w. and every effort will be made
toward that end."
Warning to Policemen.
Summary dismissal awaits the members
of the police department who are caught
patronizing the handbook men. The statement
has frequently been made that many
members of the department suffered from
the gambling fever contracted at the Benning
track, and that they continued to
[day the races after the close of the regular
meetings there, but it was not until yesterday
that the direct charge was mada
to Commissioner Macfarland that such was !
nit' iM.sr. iiit' cnarge was iiirtut? in cm
anonymous letter received yesterday and
rontained the statement that some of the
headquarters men were among those who
were betting. Today meml>ers of the force
were busy denying that they had played
the handbooks.
Commissioner Macfarland sent for a police
officii! and showed him the letter. It
is stated, but what passed between the I
two men is not a matter of record. Sufficient
importance was attached to the contents
of the letter, however, to cause Inspector
Boardman to deliver a lecture to !
his men He told them of the receipt of j
the letter, and warned them that if any of
thom were found gambling it would be
well for them to tender their resignations.
Last ti ght, however, was nat the first time
he h is warned the members f his command
that it would be well for them to Terrain
from patronizing the handbooks.
f ". \ m m i o.Mi\nor MonfnWlAn.l
At Li < Kuiauu S<!1U lUUfiy
that The Star is engaged in a great work
sn<I that the District government will continue
to do everything in its power, as in
the past, to break up all the gambling in
the District of Columbia. He is very anxious
to see the betting at Benning entirety
wiped out.
THE HAGl'E. July 20.?The plenary
3itting of the peace conference today was
favored by fine, cool weather and bright
sunshine It was the first spring-like day
since the opening of the conference.
Several hundred persons gathered to see
the passage of the carriages taking the
Jelesates to the Knights Hall. The vehitWO
? ** ?-??? r? " J ~
.... ...... sm.iuh-u uy genuarmes in tull
Onee Inside the hall the delegates took
their usual places, and practically all of
the 213 seats were filled. The press tribune
was filled to overflowing, and the
galleries were crowded with ladies, whose
presence added a note of color to the scene.
Immediately after President Nelidoff
had taken his seat in the presidential
^hair the minutes of the second plenary
session were read by the secretary and j
Approved. Then M. Nelidoff, in a short |
cummnplwtul * l- ~ ? "* ' - " * '
_t. ... ... wui.oiiwt mcu me wui k ui me con- l
ference. He expressed satisfaction with |
the results already attained, and set forth j
what remained to l>e done, adding that he i
hoped the second period of the conference
would be as fruitful as the first.
After the speech the committee intrusted
with the examination of addresses, petitions.
etc.. presented a long report containing
all the documents received from
societies, religious institutions, collective
bodies, etc.. reserving to another sitting j
the communication of similar documents j
received from private individuals.
Second Regiment Passes Through
Town for River Forts.
Hot. but happy, the members of the 2d !
Regiment. District National Guard, who j
are assigned to the military maneuvers
down the Potomac, reached Washington
over the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at
10:.'W> o'clock this forenoon from the brigade
camp at Harpers Ferry. The militiamen,
attired In their khaki suits, bore the appearance
of campaigners In real war times.
The boys left the train at the passenger
cfutJnn or Mow T J " '
A - V ?. *1 . I .117) Hi t" 11 LIttnu V
and lost no time In lining up and "counting
fours" for the long march through the
oppressive atmosphere to the river front.
A small crowd gathered to look over the
men from Harpers Kerry, and one bystander
Ventured the remark that they
looked like "regular regulars."
The regiment marched by easy stages to
the wharf of the steamer Jane Mosely,
?-hlch vessel had been selected as a transmit
to carry them to the Potomac forts to
participate with regular troops In mimic
ivarfarr* In th*? ripfpnyu r?f Wuehin^rtn
m Invisible enemy.
The guardsmen were enthusiastic over the
prospect of gaining some valuable experience
In the science of war, and after some
It-lay in loading their belongings on the
iteumboat, they finally steamed down the
iver singing soldier songs and otherwise
making1 merry.
Medical Report Declares Him Unfit for
Active Service.
NEW YORK. July 20.-L!eut. Col. Charles
G. Ayres of the 14th Cavalry is physically
unfit for active service In the army, according
to a report made today by surgeons
to a retiring board appointed to exTl,r.
anrfr^Anu a 'l 1,1 ?l.af
aiutitc liicn uim-ci . i "c oui^v yiio oa4^ tl"*1
Lieut. Col. Ayres has a disease of the kidneys
which will cause his death If he continues
In active service.
"If I am ready to sacrifice my life Is there
any reason why I should not do so?" asked
Col. Ayres.
A number of the board said that Lieut.
Col. Ayres owed a duty to his family to
preserve his life.
<4 Business
I J Opportunities
Do you want to buy or sell
a place of business? Read
the Business Opportunities
column on Page 5, Part 2.
You will find it to your advantage.
1 r. ?11 1 ' *' '' 1 1 1 ! J
Hardware Store
Road House
Cigar Store
Confectionerj Store
Ice Cream Store
Coal Yard
Grocery Stores
An advertisement in the
Business Opportunities column
of THE STAR for 3
days costs but I cent a word
each day. Try it.
Footsteps Haunted by the Rubberneck
Strident Voice Desecrates Stillness of
Sagamore Hill.
Flowery Prospectus Touts the President
as the Star Attraction of
the "Scenic Route."
special mspHtrn to Tht star.
OYSTKR HAY, N. Y.. July 20?The rubberneck
wagon is still after President
Roosevelt. It has followed him even to
the wooded fastnesses of Sagamore Hill,
and the flippant remarks of the wise
young man with the megnphone to whom
nothing is sacred, has become as annoying
in the shady dingles of Cove road and
Punks Hole as they were along Pennsylvania
avenuo opposite the White House.
Tho ruhhi?rni>pk u'n?rnn tfno?..?-^ov
for the first time to make regular trips
between Huntington and Oyster Bay. It
stops at all the Intermediate villages,
cross roads and objects of Interest, but
it tarries longest In front of the President's
Tlio President was seated on his veranda
yesterday morning shortly after breakfast
when a voice floated to him through the
shrubbery. He must have thought for the
moment that he was back in Washington.
"On our right you s?e Sagamore Hill, the
home of President Roosevelt, the greatest
man in history," it said. "It is here that
the President turns farmer every summer
and works with his hired men in the hay
fiplrl Tn tho ricrht i a t Ho a wtr ! m t ~ t '?
- -r> ? - v ontuilllillg. IIWIC
ho used to swim In when a boy. Right
front is his tennis court, where all his
visitors must taokle him before they are
allowed in the housi. Over there Is the
stable"?at this point the President was
seen to jump from his chair and retreat
precipitately into the house. The NassauSuffolk
Transrwirtattun ~ ~
,?-- nan iaui"
ered the n.*w scheme, and'It is called the
scenic auto route, and while it furnishes
means of transportation between a number
of villages that hava no railway connections.
its principal scheme is to give the inhabitants
of tho ta-n *??**<? ?
- ? v. v wutiiira all UJJpOrtunity
to see the summer retreat of the
President of the United States. The villages
on its route are Huntington. Cold
Spring Harbor, Woodbury. Hicksville.
Westbury. Mineola. Jerico, East Norwich
and Oyster Bay. The fare is very cheap
and the machine makes two trips a dayeach
way. The wagon avoids the hills
around Cold Spring Harbor as much as
possible, but part of the route is through
some of the finest scenery on Long Island.
On the Scenic Route.
The arrival and departure of the wagon
Is a new source of Interest to the Inhabitants
of the village. It starts from the
Oyster Kay post office, and a little knot
of people is always on hand there to see it.
Last night it rolled in an hour late, having
met with an accident near Yaphank. The
car was loaded with twenty people at the
time and they passtd time wlilie repairs
were being made singing and skylarking.
For a time it looked as if the passengers
would have to remain in the lonely spot
all night. As mosquitoes are plentiful along
the route the management has promis.-d
to supply the patrons with mosquito oil
and netting.
There are many objects of interest along
the route, and the scheme promises to be
as great a success with the summer visitors
as with the farmers and the villagers.
The managers, however, know that
the people hereabouts will gladly pay for
the privilege to see the home of the President,
as the following extract from their
prospectus will show:
"The new method may be termed a reincarnation
of the old, but ah! what
changes the new method accentuates! In
thj olden timea the stage lumbered over
sandy roads. The auto, holding twenty
Tjeonle. will snin river smnntli
so rapidly that it w!U make two trips In
one day. In the olden times the horses
had to be watered. Now a good supply o?
gajsoline is all that is necessary. There
will be no time for stories at the village
inns, but there will undoubtedly be reminiscences
by the passengers, for tho stage
will run through Cold Springs Harbor,
where once- flourished the whale fisheries,
and the ships Sheffield. Splendid and others
made their great records catching whalea
in the Arctic and South seas.
"The auto stage, on its Journey to Mlneola,
will skirt Woodbury, where Walt Whitman.
the immortal, was born and taught
school, and it will run through country
equally fruitful with interesting reminiscences
until Sagamore Hill, the home of
that hero, Theodore Roosevelt, the Presl
dent or tne united states, Is reached."
Coveted King's Trophy Goes to an
BISLEY, July 2<t.?Tlie meeting of the
National Rifle Association came to end
here today with the closing stage of the
contest for the kings prize. The highest
score was made by Armorer Sergeant Padgett.
with .'510 points. A protest, however,
against him on the ground of having been
allowed one extra shot because of a defective
cartridge was sustained and the gold
medal was awarded to Lieut. Addison of
Australia, who made a score of 318. The
united kingdom lias thus lost this most
valued shooting trophy.
Armorer Sergeant Padgett belongs to the
Volunteer Battalion of the East Yorkshire
Beports oil Survivors of the Georgia
A report of the condition of Injured men
of the battleship Georgia, now at the Naval
Hospital at Chelsea, received at the Navy
Department from Admiral Snow this morning
is as follows:
"Meeee. Bush. Fone, Thomas and Gilbert
had restless night; condition still serloua.
Others doing well."
The Secretary of the Navy has received
the following telegram from Mr. Max
'The Federation of Jewish Organizations
of Massachusetts Is deeply grieved at th?
loss of life and the suffering caused by the
catastrophe on the battleship Georgia and
hereby expresses Its heartfelt sympathy."
Base Ball Stars Waning.
NKW YORK, July 20.?Two veterans of
the base ball diamond In the major leagues,
Lave Cross and Jake Beckley, have at
last passed along Into the minor league
ranks, and they are likely to be Joined by
a third. Tommy Corcoran, who has Just
been released by the New York Nationals.
All three of these men have been stars tn
the major ranks for twenty years or more,
but they have at -length been forced to
five way to young blood.
Rebecca Ross, colored, twenty-four years
old, was shot and Instantly killed by a
I colored man named James Butler, Janitor or
I Strayer's Business College, at 1003 L siret,
about X o'clock this afternoon. The man
then turned the weapon and shot himself
twice, dying in a few minutes. Outside of
these two there was no one In the house
at the time, and the cause of the shooting
has not been determined.
The weapon used was a ,38-callber pistol,
and the force of the shots were such that
some of the bullets went entirely through
the woman's body, and wera later picked
up by visitors at the house. The woman
apparently was In the act of dressing to
go out when Butler came to the house, and
while there was apparently no struggle
the position of the girl's body wh?n found
Indicated that she was trying to get away
? from her assailant, as it was near the door
I leading to tho stre?t.
Rebecca Ross came to Washington from
Middletown. Va., and has been employed
as a chambermaid in several well-known
families here. She has no relatives in
Washington, but has a sister named Eva
Deveal. who lives in Atlantic City.
After viewing the bodies of the couple at
the L street address. Deputy Coroner
Glazebrook ordered them removed to the
morgue, where an inquest will be held.
Butler was identified by a colored "boy. who
said that Butler was married, but that he
had recently been separated fron his wife.
Employed at Business College.
Mr. S. Irving Strayer. president of the
| Strayer Business College, at 11th and F
i streets northwest, stated this afternoon
I that Butler entered his employ one year
j ago. He had formerly worked at th" CoyI
wood apartment house, at 18th and I> streets
northwest. Another janitor at the college
recommended Butler to Mr. Strayer, and
he was immediately engaged.
His work was to ktwp the schoolrooms
iii order, and also to carry typewriters to
the homes and various students of the col:
lege from time to time. Butler came to
Mr. Strayer today-at 11 o'clock and asked
to be excused from duty for the forenoon
and part of the afternoon, and his employer
readily granted him permission to be away
from the college for that time. Mr. Strayer
regarded him as an exceptionally attentive
man to hi3 duties, and during his service at
the college Hutler, It Is stit^d, was regular
in his work, and always on hand when
Report on Estate of Late Cashier of
Ent:rprise Bank.
PITTSBURG. July 2<>.?The schedule of
| assets and liabilities of T. L.ee Clark.
| cashier of the Enterprise National Bank,
i who committed suicide after the failure of
j the bank, shows that the claims against
I the estate amount to $2,568,603, and that the
j assets are but This will give the
LICUIIUIS L11 a II _ per CtfUU
The largest claim is that of the Enterprise
bank, amounting to $!.372,0U1, and the
amount which will be paid on this claim la
Grover Cleveland Still Sick.
PRINCETON, N. J., July 20.?It is stated
here that ex-President Cleveland, who had
an attack of acute indigestion a few weeks
ago, has not recovered from it as quickly
as expaeted. It is hoped now that he will
be able to go to his summer home in New
Hampshire by the 1st of August.
VKW V'f^Rk' .Iiilv !Ul?Arriv.'t4/1* fitdumcra
Celtic, from Liverpool; La &avole, from
LIVERPOOL. July 19.?Arrived: Steamers
Baltic, from New York; Campania, from
New York via Queenstown.
MOVILLE, July 1U.?Arrived: Steamer
Tunisian, from Montreal for Liverpool.
The sworn statement below shows
that the circulation of THE STAR
is what it is claimed to be. The
circulation of THE STAR for the
week, including and combining Its
evening and Sunday morning issues,
la the largest, the best and
the only sworn detailed circulation
of each day, covering all issues, in
the District of Columbia.
In both its evening and Sunday
morning issues it has a larger carrier
delivery circulation into the
homes of Washington than any
other two local papers combined.
separately, has the largest, the best
and the only swOrn circulation In
the District of Columbia.
Fifteen thousand of THE STAR'S
regular subscribers take no other
Washington paper whatever In
their homes, depending upon THE
STAR alone, for news and advertising.
THE STAR, dally and Sunday,
thoroughly covers the local advertising
field, 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, July 13, 1907 34.744
SUNDAY, July 14, 1007 32,250
MONDAY, July 15, 1907 33,448
TUESDAY, July 10, 1007 33,XOO
WEDNESDAY. July 17, 1007 33,450
THURSDAY, July 18. 1907 33,365
FRIDAY, July 19, 1907...., 33,108
Total for the week 233^915
Averaje 33,402
I solemnly swear that the above
statement represents only the number
of copies of THE EVENING
and SUNDAY STAR circulated during
the seven days ending July
19, 1907?that la, the number of
copies actually sold, delivered, furnished
or mailed, for valuable consideration,
to bona fide purchasers
or subscribers?and that the copies
so 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 pacers
have not yet been received.
Business Manager,
Th? Evening Star Newspaper Company.
Subscribed "and sworn to before
me this twentieth day of July, A.D.
(Seal.) Notary Publlo.
Wife of the Peer Secures a
Divorce With Ease.
He Was on the Stage Under the Name
of Erskine.
The Grounds for Ssparation Were
Cruelty, Desertion and Miscon
auci?jm o ueieuse.
Special Cablecram to The Star.
EDINBURGH. July 2<>.-The Countess of
Rosslyn.- formerly Anna Robinson of M'nneapolis.
has been granted a divorce. The
earl Is in Paris. The couniess was the
chief witness In the case. She said that
differences between her and her husband
arose last year, but after a short separation
there was a reconvillatlon. However, during
a yachting cruise with her husband in
July of last year, he brought & lady aboard
the yacht at Trouvllle and after dinner
took her ashore and did not return until
next morning. She then left him and has
not lived with him since. She lias resided
with her sister.
The lady who was brought aboard the
yacht at Trouville was a Mrs. Saunders.
A Paris chambermaid gave evidence that
I-ord Rosslyn and Mrs. Saunders occupied
the sime bedroom at a hotel In the Hue
Picot, Paris. Other evidence showed that
the couple visited Cairo together, afterward
returning to Parla.
The court gave the decree of divorce on
being satisfied that a summons to appear
had been served on I-ord Rosslyn. His
address was given as Rue Picot, Bois de
Boulogne, Paris.
Lord Rosslyn. under the name of Harry
Ersklne. was playing at the Garrlck Theater
In New York In 1902 when he met
the future countess, who was then on the
stage. He married her March 31, 1003,
In London. He was first married In 1890
to Miss Violet Vyner, from whom he obtained
a divorce on the ground of desertion
in 1902.
The grounds on which the countess has
obtained a divorce include desertion, cruelty
and other misconduct.
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juj) wiiii ini naiLnunii.
Special r>l?|?atch to The Star.
RALEIGH, N. C., July 20.?The promise
exacted last evening by State Judge Long
of the defendant T. E. Green, city ticket
agent at Raleigh for the Southern railway,
after the Jury had returned a verdict of
"guilty" against both Green and the Southern
Railway Company, lias resulted in the
loss of his job today by Green.
In promising to obey Judge Long's advice
and not sell any more tickets at excess
rates. Green virtually divorced himself from
the particular position he was holding,
but It was thought he would be transferred
to some other place In the Southern offices.
It is stated that during the forty minutes
given Green to "consult and meditate" the
Southern attorneys wanted him to decline
to make the promise; that Green declined
to go to Jail again under any such arrangement,
especially as his aged mother Is
ill and her condition made worse by his
recent experiences.
It is stated in dispatches received here today
that a number of ticket agents are resigning
all over the state.
The imposition of $30,000 fine by Judge
Long against the Southern will, counsel
stated today, be met by most positive and
pesistent resistance.
Of course, no sale of any property of the
Southern here can be made till the case
is finaliy settled by the Supreme Court of
the Unied States.
Judge Long ordered execution to Issue,
but that was a mere formality. Judge
Long has adjourned this term of the superior
court, but he will be back to hold the
September term.
Meantime, the case goes on appeal to
the supreme court of North Carolina. It
will be reached at the August term, which
meets the latter part of next month.
So far there has been no movement here
today, in which the federal court or judges
At Asheville this morning Judge Pritchard
is again sitting In the habeas corpus
proceedings brought to liberate Wood and
Wilson, ticket agents there, who were tried
by police court Judge while Judge Prltch
ara was in ttaieign, ana sentencea 10 iniriy
days In county chain gang on refusing to
pay the fine imposed.
They spent last night free, under a
small bond allowed by the federal judge.
Plaint of President Page.
In a signed communication In the Raleigh
Evening Times tills afternoon. President
Henry A. Page, head of the Aberdeen
and Asheboro railroad, refers to the argument
of ex-Gov. Aycock yesterday in the
case against the Southern railway In
which the former governor placed emphasis
on the fact that "all the smaller
roads" were peaceably complying with the
law, while only the biggest systems were
resisting and defying the law.
President Page says the statement Is misleading.
in that It is calculated to make the
impression that the small roads are satisfled,
which is n<i%the case.
"Our road," adds Mr. Pase, "Is complying
with the law only and solely because
we are too poor to bear the heavy cost
of fighting it."
Pago's road is one of the small lines,
"exceeding sixty miles In length." and.
therefore, comes within the 2Vi-cent rate.
When the bill was on linal reading a sensation
was developed here by a local newspapering
stating the limitation had been
fixed at 00 Instead of at 1IX) miles, as at
first contemplated, In order to take in
Page's roads, especially because he had offended
certain democratic bosses, and a
hot legislative Investigation followed.
Effort to Relefise the Convicted Ticket
ASHEVIL.LE, N. C.. July 20.-Argum<>nt
was resumed today before Judge Prltchard
In the federal court on the writ served,on
Sheriff Hunter, citing him to appear and
answer whether the persons of District Passenger
Agent Wood and Ticket Agent Wilson
of the Southern railway, under sen
icm.0 ui iuii i; uaja uh ma cnain-gang for
violation of the new rate law, are being
unlawfully held. Division Counsel Rodman
began the argument by asserting that
the Jurisdiction had been assumed by the
United States circuit court; that the agents
were selling tickets under a decree Issued
by the federal court, and that the prisoners
are unjustly held.
Counsel for tha state contended that Police
Justice Reynolds, who sentenced the
prisoners, waa acting within his rights
and that the agrats should be compelled to
serve their sentences or Day fines. When
court adjourned for luncheon argument had
not been concluded. It Is believed Judge
Prltqhard will not announce his decision
until Monday.
A rule was issued today against J. Harmon,
one of the prosecuting witnesses in I
the indictments against the Southern, citing I
On the Link
A day at golf with the gcni.
mer home. An amusing and in
excellent photographs of the Se
MR. D<
Discourses on the Sj>o
The Squaw Man
By Julie Opp Faversham.
Among Ott
Oxford's Thousa
U, S. Army Tr
It I 1 I CI
London's Gr
In the kitchten and all arour
Silk Gowns foi
Making the
By Le Gr;
The Chief Statistician of tl
facts showing that those who
The Oasis in the Desert
By Walter Hackett.
How engrossing public duties
and unlimited ambition nearlybrought
ruination upon a senator's
By P. T.
Romantic stories of Treasu
and distant seas. The known x
untold hoards of wealth.
i -
I - "
i him to show cause why he should not be
j attached for contempt In fulling to appear
yesterday, when Justice Reynolds and
others were summoned to answer charges
that the Indictments here were planned in
I and Issued from the office of a local newsj
paper, and that the witnesses were not volI
! Police Justice Reynolds, asking perraisi
sion to correct his original testimony, adI
mltted that the Indictments were issued
! from the newspaper office.
I President Finley and General Counsel
j Thorn of the Southern are still here. They
have made no move In the matter of the
fine of ?10,000 imposed by Judge Long of
the state court at Raleigh against the
Funeral Services to Be Held at 2
O'Clock Tomorrow Afternoon.
Frederick William Xander, son of Carl
and the late Margaret Xander, died yesterday
afternoon at the George Washington
University Hospital, after an Illness of less
than a week. Mr. Xander was stricken
with appendicitis Sunday morning and was
operated upon. The operation was successful,
but complications set In, and Thursday
morning he relapsed Into unconsciousness,
from which he failed to rally.
Mr. Xander, who was twenty-two years
of age, had been engaged in business with
his father for several years. lie was born
In Washington, and was educated in the
local schools. He was married two years
ago to Miss Lottie Heuter, who, with a child
but three weeks old, survives him.
The funeral services will be held at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at his late residence,
1530 7th street northwest. Interment
will be made in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Man Goes Without Food for Sixty-One
CHICAGO, July 20.?For the first time in
sixty-one days George E. Hufford. a lawyer,
Joined Ills family at the breakfast table
yesterday. For all of two months Mr.
Hufford listened to the tinkling of the
breakfast, the luncheon and the dinner bell
with stern resistance and determination,
and contented himself with a glass of water
In lieu of anything else.
He undertook the long fast to cure him
self or cnronrc siomacn ana tnroat trouble,
catarrh, biliousness and nervousness, and
claims these aliments have been routed by
his long refrain from eating. Mr. Hufford's
Tvelght has decreased from 194 pounds
to 159 pounds. He Is forty years old and
was formerly an attorney of Austin. Tex.
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nilUBUI AO XUUllllg.
TRONDHJEM, July 20.?Emperor William
of Germany has arrived here on his annual
visit to the land of the midnight sun. Eight
German warships are acting as /in escort to
the Imperial yacht Hohenxollern.
:s With Taft
il Sec ret an- of War at his stimteresting
article, illustrated with
cretary at play.
nAin in
rt of Kings. Illustrated.
The plans of Lieut. Shackleton
f the British navy for his coining
.ntarctic expedition in the Eridurnce.
# f 0 "?
1 he Impersonator
By Mary Imlay Taylor.
; |
ler Features:
ndth Anniversary
ansnnrf Thnma*
eatest Hustler
id the house.
- summer atternoons.
A stylish Wallachian Coat Set.
Poor Richer
inde Powers.
ie United States Census produces
toil have been steadily growing
Problem of the Red Ro.v
By Jacques Futrclle.
What the dog and terrified
maid found furnished The
Thinking Machine one of his
most intricate cases.
i r - ? ?
ic minis in mysterious islands
vrccks of vessels which still hold
Carment Workers Mourn Ov?r Ad
vance in Spool Cotton., .
<jiiiuAi>o, July a).?News of the seroni
advance In the price of cotton thread, tlit;
time making the price 10 cents a spoul
caused grief in (he ranks of the garmrn
workers yesterday. Many of them are fe
quired to buy their own thread, the prl> >
per piece under the contract Including tin
findings, and these compla'ned that evi
the little difference indicated hy the In
crease would materially reduce their earn
mg jiuwcr. ?ei clement workers said-mav
of the men, women and children now t" '
ing over garments have to work far lnt
the night in order to eke out an MtlstftB
and that tlio added hurJen will mean mu<
more than would appear on the surfa<
The general belief Is that where the sh";
furnish the thread the contract i>rlce w:
he cut enough to meet the additional cost
thus making the toiler tho loser.
Carnegie Company Proposes to Spenc
S2.000 onn
PITTSni'RO, Pa., July 20? Announce
ir.ent Is made that the Carnegie Steel Corn
pany is to completely Rehabilitate the E !
gax Thompson steel plant in liraddock at
cost of about $2,000.<J<I0.
In addition to the installation of engln.
for the generation of fuel gas from tli
blast furnaces already reported In the A.soclated
Press dispatches, It is said to 1>
the Intention so to change the process
rolling rails that it Is believed it will ovei
come much of the cause for complaint lat. l
made bv railroad rn"*~ "
and radical changes are to bo made In th
process. One Is the doubling of the size
the Ingot molds u.sed for ca.-tir.g the stei
Ingots from which tihe rails are rolled. Th
other Is the operation of the plants wit
electric power.
It Is also the purpose of the company, I
Is said, to build open hearth furnaces t
furnish rails of that steel when desired.
Close Race for Breeders' Stakes.
LONDON, July 20.?In the race at Sin
- r??i- * - * " " -' ?
uunno lain iu'iaj lur nit* ;>auon?i ureea
era' Produce stakes of 5.0?> sovereigni
Richard Croker's Rhodora ran second t
White Eagle, owned by W. Hall Walkei
The betting was 5 to 2 on White Kagi
but Mr. Croker*? two-yi*ar-oid almost up
set the pot, being beaten by only a hea
in a splendid finish. The betting was 7 1
1 against Rhodora.
Tennis Tourney at London.
| LONDON, July 20.?In the first round "
tlw Hlngles for the Davia cup. the intern i
tlonal tennis trophy, at Wimbledon, tori i>
Norman B. Brookes of Australasia defeat.'
A. \V. Gore. Great Britain, In throe U
The scores of tho match were um follow*
7?6, 6-1 and 7-ft.

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