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Lake gave up body
of m maguire Girl Who Disappeared Is Found Drowned. HAD NO MARKS OF VIOLENCE Think She Must Have Wandered Into the Water. PROBABLY WAS PANIC-STRICKEN Corpse Found by the Constable, father Summoned to the Scene. Facial i?i<i?nTcn in un* i>mr. J.AKi: IIO PA TOO N'T. V. J. August 27 ? The ' ->iiy of Miss \pr - Maguire. the forlr. r Urtwklyn school t. aoher who mysterious!'. dlsapt ared last Saturday night, was found in l-akc llopaicong this morning. Constable Christie had been drugging the lake with grappling In ns during the night and this tnorning. nd ibout 0:1"* o'clock he brought the body to the surface. ' "* J1 *' - <-> f r*Qmn It was ioumi mi >n > in uutti "i Lookout at Nolan's IViiit and not far from the station of the Central Rallrond of New Jf-rsev It was near there that Miss MaKulre disappeared. James Garrison and William Snyder, two Paterson young men who are staying at Kxcelslor Camp, near Camp Lookout, helped < unstable Christie to bring the body ashore. AONES McGUIBE. Is was carried into the boathouse of Allen's Hotel and Christie remained at the door and kept tlio curious out. The news of (he finding of the body hecarao quickly known all nround the lake and parties of campers began to set out for Nolan's Point In launches and boats of every description. Father Notified. Then was soon bit; crowd at Allen's boathouse, but only a few persons were admitted to see the body of the girl. The body showed no marks of violence, and the only theory entertained :s that the young woman wandered into the w.iter in her fright and that !.'-r death was a dental. As j'?.n us the b dy had been brought to land Coroner Hitchins of Dover was notified by telephone, and lie was expected to arrive liere later in the day. Mr. Magulre, the dead girls father, who stopped last night at iJover, was also told by telephone of the finding of the body. He Immediately started for this place. How She Was Lost. Miss Magiiire had been visiting at her uncle's home, in L>over, N. J., when on Saturday even r.g her cousin. Charles Maguire. a clerk in the I>>v?r post office, took her f->r a drive to Oun-p L<ookout. at Nolans Point, on Lake llopatcong. They arrived at the cam:' after dark and just as a thunderstorm was about to occur. Hitching Ins horse to a tree, Charles Maguire left his c uain waiting In the carriage while he went to the catnip to get some clothing. He sai i he was absent r.ly a few minutes, but when he returned Agnes was gone, leaving no trace of the route siie had taken. Charles sa d h" supposed the young woman, who was of a nervous temperament. became frightened by the vivid flashes of lightning after he left her alone, aiul. trying to reach the camp, ost her way In the woods. CORPORAL TANNER SUED. And Says He Will Fight Matter Out in Court. SARATOGA. August 27.?Corp James Tanner, register of wills at Washington, a past grand commander ??f the (1. A. K . and one of the best known <5rand Army men in the I'nited States, is the defendant in a Milt for x*> damages, brought by Frank Z. Jones of Rome, N V.. which was filed x V? . .. * .-V - ,.-r I ;. I . . I.'lgai I. J.IUIR' ett, attorney for Jon< s. At th" las: New 'i >:k state encampment Jones was a candidate for commander. In his s : .f he alleges t <"??rj>. Tanner wrote a letter at that t.me hi which he made charts ag.iinst Jon?'s record and referred to him as a "boor." I ?- :iuse of this, lie Miys, he was beaten for office. Tin* letter, which is quoted in full in th<* com;- aint, Rives several specific instances of aliens,l misconduct by Jones These Jones denies. COOL WAVE DUE. Fairbanks Heading for the Pacific Coast. Special IMspatch to The Star. CHICAGO, 111.. August -7.?After spending the night In Chicago Vice President Fairbanks left today for Sacramento. Cal., to attend the national Irrigation congress. He will stop at Trinidad, Col., on his way w>st "While I am not talking politics." .ie Bald. "the people arc Interested and alive to the coming campaign. With good crops, and plenty of work, politics does not enter Into the general life of our people as much as Is generally believed. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS FOUB. One of the Victims Was Literally Blown to Bits. Rlieelal IMspatoh to The Slur. HAGERSTOWN. Mcl. August 27.?Edward Ridenour died this morning at the Washington County Hospital in Makerstown. making the fourth fatality as a result of the boiler explosion yesterday at the saw mill in the woods on the Huyett farm near Cavetown. George W. Beard, k the foreman, was blown to pieces. Elmer Stevens and Samuel Shirley died in the hospital in Hagerstown yesterday evening All four of the men were married and leave families. Dr. A M. Kalbach, ownet of the plant, says the explosion was due to low water In the boUee. N A SERIOUS CONDITIO* POLICEMAN STROBEL STABBED BY EUGElfE BAILOR. i'Foggy Bottom" Scene of Trouble. Prisoner Has Two Bullet Wounds in Leg. Suffering with two deep knife wounds both In the region of the heart, inflicted I v a man who refused to recosruize tilt authority of a bluecoat. Policeman C. A. Strobel of the third precinct is at the Emergency Hospital in a seriou3 condition. In another ward is Kugene Bailor, colored. thirty-two years of age. of 153S 4th street. He is accused of having wounded the policeman, and Is under treatment for two shot wounds in his right leg, inflicted by the policeman. Bailor Is under police guard. Policeman Archie Auran of the third precinct, who was with Policeman Strobei at the time of the assault, had his coat slashed in several places, hut the knife blade did not penetrate to the skin. The trouble occurred at the corner of E street and Virginia avenue, in that section of the city known as Foggy Bottom While Policemen Strobel and Auran were patroling their beat they noticed a large crowd of disorderly persona standing near the school house at K street and Virginia avenue. Policeman Strobel ordered them to move. In a body they walked across the street and stopped on the opposite corner. 1 ou cant staml here any more than over there." Policeman Strobel announced, following the crowd up. Refused to Move. "I'm not going to move any farther," Bailor replied, according to the policeman. "Well, if you won't move your way you will move mine, then," Policeman Strobel remarked, and he reached for Bailor. Bailor, it is alleged, thereupon stabbed the policeman in the left side near the heart. Policeman Strobel did not realize that he had been cut, and returned wrhat he thought was a fist blow with a blow with his baton. r > ~ : I I . ; ? t , . 1,1 Kt> x>ciuui i<?up, 111 naiu, it ?n jvim uy mc police, and stabbed again. About that time Policeman Strobol saw that Ills opponent had a knife and was slashing with It at him and his partner, Policeman Auran. He quickly drew his revolver, and when Bailor made another slash with his arm. trying to bury the knife blade again in the policeman's body. Policeman Strobel shot. The bullet penetrated the right leg Just above the knee and came out at the back of the leg a few Inches below. Bailor, however, continued to struggle. Policeman Strobel. thinking that the first bullet had gone wild, fired again, the bullet penetrating the l"g near the ankle. Both shots, fired at close range, went through the man's leg. He was then arrested, and the two policemen started with him for a patrol box. Beat Back Crowd. The fight had not b?en confined to Policeman Strobel and Bailor. S 'veral other members of the crowd tried to save Bailor from arrest and swarmed around the two men In uulform, but the policemen beat them back. It was after Bailor had been arrested that Pol!c.-man Strobel discovered, he says, trtat he had been cut. He felt the blood trickling down his side and noted that his clothing was moist. When he found that Vw. c l.lrxwllnry rvPAf..a .1.. K . J, .1 ? iitt ? cl.~* uuif, |/iviuac>) uctiuru iu fro to the hospital with the man who was shot. His wounds began to pain him by the time he reached the surgeons. The policeman is suffering intensely today. When seen by a Star reporter he tour.d it extremely difficult to tell of what occurred last night. HOT TAR TO mE TBIED TO KEEP DOWN THE DUST ON DISTRICT ROADS. The idea of treating macadam roads in and about the city with crude oil as a means of preventing dust and mud has been abandoned by the Commissioners, and they are now devoting their attention to tests with hot tar. Tar. the Commissioners have been informed, has proved successful as a dust and mud preventive, and tills method may be adopted in the District. Capt. Jay J. Morrow, Engineer Commissioner; Capt. Edward Markham, assistant engineer commissioner; Julian O. Har grove, inspector of cements and asphalts for the District, and L. R. Grabill, superin teitaent or county roads, left the city today for Montclair, N. J., where several macadam roads are said to have been successfully treated with tar. The id' a of treating roads with oil is said to have originated in France. California was the first state to take It up in this country, and according to reports It has proven successful. It was Col. John Biddle. former Kngineer Commis-loner of the District, who lirst thought of using oil on the roads at the National capital. The Department of Agriculture nnH r*nl "Rrnm. well, superintendent of public buildings and grounds, also became enthusiastic over the idea and treated several roads for a short distance in ths vicinity of the monument. Col. B ddie had two or three macadam streets within the city limits treated with oil. but none of these experiments were particularly successful?that is Ihev (lid not incite sufficient enthusiasm to carry tli? scheme any further. ? Julian Hargrove, the inspector of asphalts and cements, studied the possibilities of using hot tar. This method of treatment also found ita origin in France more than eight years ago, and it claimed attention as off- ring a cheap and practical method ol t r^M t nU'Tlt Mr Hars-rnvp pvnorimonta^ with a few barrels of the tar on a road in Anaoostia and he has predicted its success evt-r since. Climatic conditions have n sroorl j ileal to do with the success of this methoc of treatment and the roadbed and the surface has to undergo a careful treatment before the tar is applied. Alltrton S Cushman. assistant director, offic.- of public roads, Department of Agriculture. has devoted considerable time an<3 tuu.lv to the use of tar on ro ids and he is particularly satisfied with it and predict? a (treat future for it. He says that the successful results which have been reported from the use of tar make it highly probable that it will be used extensively in the future. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK. August 27.?Arrived: Steamers Moltke. from Genoa; Armenian, from Liverpool; C. F. Tietgen. from Copenhagen; Minneapolis, I?ndon; Furnessla, from Glasgow CAPE RACE. N. F.. August 27.?The steamer Haltlc. from 1 Liverpool for New York, was in communication by wireless telegraph with the Marconi smtion ti ?r,' when 1.1S4 miles east of Sandy I look at a m Will probably dock about 7:30 a.m. Friday. NEW YORK. August 27?The steamei Slavonia. from Trieste for New York, was reported by wireless telegraph 193 miles east of Sandy Hook lightship at 10 a.m Will probably dock about 7:3<> a.m. Wednesday. Cornered Mars and Saturn. 8|w>H?l C?bleirr?m to The Star. i LIMA. Aueust 27.?Prof. David P. Todt of Amherst, head of the Lowell astronomi cal expedition which came to Peru last Ma; to make observations from one of the sum mits of the Andes, said in an interview to ^ day that the expedition had been eminentlj t successful. They had a splendid observa tion of the eclipse of the sun. but their mos I important observations had been those o Saturn and Mars. The professor said hi ) was preparing a hook that would give ai account of the results of the expedition. | CAMBON AND BUELOW PARIS PAPERS THINK THEIR MEETING SIGNIFICANT. PARIS. August 27.?The French newspapers are energetically occupied with discussing: the recent Interview between tho French ambassador to Germany, Jules Cambon. and Prince von Buelow, the Imperial chancellor, at Nordenev. which Is now deemed to have been of the greatest im, port to Germany and France. Extensive I speculations are made regarding: the scope i of the Interview and Its pn>bable effect on the relations between the two countries, i The majority of the papers express the opinion that there was something more specific behind the meeting than an exchange of amicable sentiments, as alleged i in the official note on the subject, and it is intimated that an understanding was reached between the two statesmen on the subject of Morocco. i ti,,. afur-a that iii finite of diDlo matic notes, the "skeleton of Algeclras rattles In every joint under the Irresistible pressure of circumstances." The Matin and the Petit Parislen consider the interview to be a happy S.ugury i for general accord, and tile Echo de Paris, after admitting that it is iii the dark on the subject, asks what definite arrange, mc-nt relating to Morocco could have been made, adding: "Our relations with Germany could only ' permit of a business pact." I The consensus of opinion appears to be ! that Germany probably has agreed not to ! oppose France being given a freer hand in : Morocco should the situation warrant it. | Dispatches received here from Madrid today say that the Spanish cabinet has taken action on the subject of Morocco, but add that the step taken is of such a "delicate character" as to render it impossible to j publish details. Vice Admiral Philibert cables from Casa j . lanca under yesterday's date mat an mo j Moioccan ports remain calm, that there has j hern no further fighting at Casablanca, and i that the French scouting parties are not encountering any resistance. The Europeans who. presumably, left Fez August 24 for El Aratah. will on their arrival there be taken on board the French cruiser du Chayla. ALABMED THE SHERIFF. i Rumors of Lynching Party Caused Easton (Pa.) Jailer to Get Busy. EASTON, Pa., August 27.?There wa? much excitement about the county Jail at 3 o'clock this morning due to R rumor from South Bethlehem that a party of deterj mined ironworkers had left that borough In i an automobile to come to the county seat i and take William Handy, a South Carolina } negro, from Jail and lynch him. The negro | was arrested several hours earlier for the | muraer ai aoum jdcuuciiciu imi ??e">- ??j Policeman Shuman. Warden Collins took no | chances and aroused and armed all the j deputies and trusties, put the double bars [ on all the entrances to the prison, and had . the entire police force stationed about the jail. The prisoner was tnkon from his cell and hidden in a remote corner of the prison cellar. After waiting until dawn for the arrival of the supposed lynchers, the officers were dismissed. The murder of Shuman was most foul. The policeman had heard or a negro insulting women in a lonely section ol' South Bethlehem and went to that quarter to maki- an investigation. He found Handy and when he attempted to place liim under arrest the negro opemd tire Two bullets entered the policeman's body and he died a block from the place where he was shot. Policeman McCue lound Handy in a board yard and Jumped upon him before he could | get his revolver, which had been reloaded, into action. A crowd of angry men surrounded tne prisoner and he was badly beaten. He was rushed to jail in an automobile. Today Handy pretends to be ignorant of the happenings of last night. WORKERS FOR THE BLIND. Ninth Annual Convention of American Association at Boston. BOSTON. August -J7.?The ninth convention of the American Association of Workers for tl Blind, which was opened in this city today, brought together many per1 sons prominent through their work in the interests of the blind, some of them sightless themselves. The feature of the con| vention work at the morning session was a discussion on a paper by Dr. C. F. j Fraser. superintendent of tlie Halifax. N. ; S.. School for the Blind, on "The Needs of 1 Our Scnools fur the Blind." Among those who took part In the discussion were Miss Christine I*e Barraque, i the first blind woman lawyer in the United States, and Dr. F. J. Campbell, the sightless founder and superintendent of the Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind at Ix>ndon. England. Miss Helen Keller and Gen. F. H Appleton, superintendent of the Perkins Institution for the Blind, welcomed the delegates at the opening of the convention. The sessions of the blind workers will continue through Friday. LA! LA! BILL POSTEBS, TOO. i Who'd Have Thought There'd Be Trust Talk HereP The closing session of the second annual ; convention of tlw Independent Bill Posters and Advertising Painters of the United States and Canada was held this morning at the Arlington Hotel. The principal business In order was the election of officers for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows: President, J. E. Morrison of Chicago; secretary, H. B. Sprague of Boston: treasurer, A. L. Melvin, Detroit, Mich.; first vice president, Jos. H. Reass, Wheeling, W. Va.; second vice iiresident. W. R. Francis. Portland. Maine; third vice president. J. W. Shadwald. Minneapolis. Minn., and fourth vice president, G. A. Wegefarth, Philadelphia, Pa. It was developed that the National Asso' ciation of Bill Posters may be prosecuted for persecuting the independents. Representatives of the law firms of O'Donneli & i Coghlan of Chicago and a erdinand Block of Philadelphia were in consultation with the executive board this morning and discussed evidence which, it is stated, has been gathered in almost every state and in the Canadian provinces. The officers of the in' | dependent association were very reticent as ' j to just what sleeps will be taken, but it is 1 ! said that today's meeting is the beginning : of sumr sensational developments. Some ' of the members of the executive board guardedly explained that all national advertisers who patronize bill posters throughout the country have been warned that ii they place any business with the Independents the old organization will refuse to handle their business in any other part of the country. HEABST CONVENTION SEPT. 28. Independence League Also Issues a Call for Primaries. i NEW YORK, August 27.?The executive committee of the Independence League met ' yesterday at the Gilsey Mouse and decided that the league's state convention shall be held In Carne'gie Hall on September 28. TVinro wilt ho nHruit 7(?1 iloltxr-i f ?ia Ano i gate for every thousand Hearst votes last fall. September 21 Is the day set for league primaries In the cities of New York and Buffalo, and S?*ptemi>er 17 for primaries in other places. The committee also Issued a call for local conventions. 1 A ] - A rW"* AAA TT PI uiuois tw.vuu xiuiao ouues. Special Cablegram to The Stnr. ' LONDON. August 27.?War Secretary Haldane confirms the report that un order for 100.000 sets of horse shoes had ' been placed in the United States. He t adds that, in the interest of economical f administration of the army, he cannot e disregard sources of supply which are l satisfactory both as regards prica and efficiency. WORK OH* DAY No Holiday for District Laborers OR "PER DIEM" EMPLOYES Controller Tracewell Gives an Unfavorable Decision. HOPE FOR CHANGE NEXT YEAS "No Work; No Pay," the Bale, and Onlv Coneress Has Authority to Break It. The per diem employes and laborers In the service of the District government will not be granted holiday on Dabor day. The question was settled by Controller of the Treasury Tracewe'.l this morning when Commissioner West, who was anxious to Include these employes in the holiday, said that it could not be legally granted. As a result of this condition Commissioner West will recommend to the other Commissioners that an item be Included in the next annual estimate for the District appropriation submitted to Congress by the Commissioner? providing that this class of employes be granted holiday on Labor day. Upon reading President Roosevelt's older in ine ?iar last mrnt, extending me ironday privilege to all laborers and per diem employes of the federal government, Commissioner West was at once anxious to have a similar privilege extended to the District's per diem employes and laborers. He took the subject up with Auditor Tweedale and Disbursing: Officer Rogers, relative to the legality of the question. In view of the fact that these officials considered it doubtful and the fact of the payment of money would be Involved, the opinion of the controller of the treasury was sought. Labor on Labor Day. "I sljould like to make Labor day in tn? District of Columbia a holiday in fact an well as in name." said Commissioner West today. "It does not seem right to have a national holiday In honor of the laborer and yet compel tho laborer either to work upon that holiday or else lose his day's wages. He ought to have his holiday and feel that he is not losing anything. Other employes of the government who have the good fortune to draw annual salaries enjoy Labor day as a holiday without forfeiting any portion of their salaries. even though trie also get uuriy aays nouaay 111 auuitlon." Commissioner West told Judge Tracewell that he appreciated the difference between the federal public service and the District government service, but that he hoped that some way might be found that per diem employes and day laborers under the District government might be given the advantage of a holiday with pay. No Work; No Pay. Judge Tracewell said that the President had authority under the law to Issue the order. but that he was not acquainted with any statute wh'ch either gave the President, authority to Include the laborers under the District government, or which gave to the Commissioners authority to Issue an order similar to that promulgated uy the Presl dent. He expressed the keenest sympathy In I tiie proposition submitted to him, but added | that he doubted Whether laborers could be | paid for a day's work which was not per- ] formed. Inasmuch as he intends to leave the city tomorrow he said that he could not prepare a formal decision, but simply gave tils offhand opinion in the matter. Although it may not be possible this year to secure me aesirea onjeci, i ommissuoner West satd that he would recommend to his colleagues that in the next approprlat'on bill a clause be Inserted authorizing the auditing officials of the Treasury Department to allow payments on the District pay rolls for the national holiday known as Labor Day, when heads of the departmt-nts who approved such pay rolls certified that the name thereon were those of laborers regularly employed by the District. MAY BRING* SHIP HERE DISCUSSING DISPOSITION OF THE FRIGATE CONSTITUTION. There Is a strong probability that the famous old frigate Constitution will be brought from Boston to Annapolis, or perhaps to Washington, to rest for the end of her days. With every disposition to 1 avoid arousing the ire of the patriots of : the old Bay State, and causing such a ' demonstration of feeling as followed the : nnta hla daliu.irQ nf Rpppotftrv Rnn3 - I parte in favor of taking the old ship out I to sea and making a target of her. Acting ; Secretary Newbury has felt bound by the state of afTairs at the Boston navy yard, where the frigate now lies, to call the attention of Gov. Guild to the necessity of removing her from her present berth. The Boston yard is now congested and the water front too restricted for the proper accommodation of the commissioned ships of the navy in need of repairs, yet the Constitution occupies much of that valuable space. Acting Secretary Newberry has pointed out that it would be possible to send more naval work to the Boston yard if the facilities V, ?<M>U Prtll/VT?. *un r,i. | were greater, suen txa vvuuiu tvuvn *.***= moval of the Constitution. He has asked Gov. Guild whether the city authorities would be willing to undertake the care of the ship, raising the necessary funds, perhaps, by popular subscription, and mooring the vessel, perhaps, in the Back bay. where she would be in sight of more people than at present. ' The governor was not at the moment in a position to answer the question, and now Mr. Newberry is considering the advisability of settling the question for himself by bringing The sh p either to Washington, where she would be placed permanently in the tidal basin, surrounded by the beautiful Potomac Park, and accessible to the many thousand of patriotic American citizens who daily make the pilgrimage to the nation's oaDltal, or to locate her In the roads at Annapolis, where she would be an Inspiration to the young- midshipmen and future naval heroes. At any rate, the present condition is unsatisfactory, and the location of the ship must be changed. Flans of the Defense. Plans for the defense of the brokerage firms which the police have under observation as bucketshODS were outlined at a meeting held last night in the office of Attorney William E. Ambrose. The lawyers present were W. E. Ambrose. Eugene Jones. Messrs. Thompson and L,asKey ana John B. Daish. Just what decision was made is not made public, but it is understood that thev discussed the advisability of continuing business and of getting an early decision of the legal^; of the bucketshop business In the DlsjfPlct. IN EIGHTH lAsTRICT. Virginia Republican Convention dominates Candidate for Congress. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. August 27 ?The repubticao congressional convention of the eighth district this afternoon nominated Ernest L Howard of Fairfax county a candidate for Congress from this district. He will oppose C. C. Carlin, the democratic nominee, at the election next November. Forty-eight delegates were present. Dr. F. M. Brooks of Fairfax county was chosen chairman of the convention, and G. W. Gregg of Loudoun county, secretary. Delegates from all the counties In the district i except King George were present. PEOHIBIIED POSTALS BIQ HAUL MADE BY PHILADELPHIA INSPECTORS. PHILADELPHIA, Ausust 27.-Charged by United States postal inspectors with the wholesale sellinsr of obscene postal cards, Gustave P. I.ang of this city, who traded under the name of the P. C. Novelty Company, was arrested today and held In ball for trial. The arrest of Lang Is regarded as the most Important capture yet made In the crusade against the objectionable cards. The case was brought to the attention of the authorities by a resident of Rome, N. Y., who received a sample series of postals. It Is said the nature of the cards led him to complain and the arrest of Lang? followed. After he had been taken into custodyLang's place of business was searched. The officials claim that In addition to hundreds of the obscene cards, abundant evidence in the way of orders shipped to Individuals and firms throughout the country was discovered. One firm in New York, it is claimed, ordered 22.000 cards, while there were other orders ranging from 100 to 8.0," The* postal authorities say Lang is a wholesaler and has agents In many cities. It is said he has other employes who are known as "road agents." whose business it is to go to the smaller towns and take orders, which are filled direct from this city. T i. i < . ... . . ii la rApevieu several outer arrests win Da made within a few days. At the c.hief inspector's office at the Post Office Department today a reporter of The Star was told that foreign makers give the most trouble about improper cards. It Is impossible, it was said, to head them off, except when an occasional Importation happens to be Intercepted at a custom house, and the foreign manufacturer is not amento t hp TTnltoH ftfotoo nncrfol Iowa r\r?_ caslonally an American copies the foreign obscene cards, but when he la caught that source of supply Is checked. The foreign supply, however, cannot be stopped, the department's only recourse being the punishment of those who circulate the cards. The worst ones, It Is said, are. of course, circulated as flrst-class matter, In sealed envelopes, but even then the department occasionally manages to Intercept some of them. On the other hand, it was declared that cards often sent openly are almost Incredibly offensive. Such cards are held by the authorities and never delivered. In case they do not come within the purview of the law. There Is also a federal law prohibitin* til A trunsmlsisiinn hv pynroaa hotarAAn states of obscene matter, and this Is often Invoked when it Is found that offenders are trying to get ahead of the postal authorities. The offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed $5,000 or imprisonment not to exceed five years, or both. This applies to the man who sends but one card and to tlie exploiter who sends thousands, but the court discriminates. ENDS ITS W08K. Close of Convention of the A. M. E. Sunday School. rfHi n A TV T T?. Snn/^ov c/vlinnl r?/\rnfor\Hnn of the Potomac district closed Its sessions last Sunday night. The convention was called to order by the presiding elder. Rev. John W. Norris. After singing by the choir and prayer by Dr. Norris the address of welcome was delivered by Rev. C. H. Young. Response was made by the district superintendent, Mrs. A. E. Waddleton. The district superintendent appointed W. Edwards chairman of the finance commit tee and Miss M. TlirocRmorton chairman of the credential committee. The roll of Sunday sc1kx>1s was called by the tlie district aacretary, Mrs. M. F. Benn. The response to the roll-call showed a very large attendance over that of last year. The secretary's annual report showed an Increase along all lines of Sunday school work. The presiding elder announced that efforts are being made to build a home l'or aged ex-pastors, and appealed to the convention to give what aid It could. The following were appointed a committee to help raise funds for the home: Rev. P. W. Wortham, chai-man; M1&4 Edwards, Mrs. ...... ? -mm- T-1J- . Mime JL#ewis, Mrs. junti mis. oucn and E. L. Scott. The session Friday afternoon was opened by the district superintendent, devotlon-al exercises were conducted by Rev. C. H. Young and Scriptural lesson read by Miss Walls. A paper was read by A. W. Carroll. "Tiie Relation of Baptized Children to the Church" was the subject of a paper by John W. Butcher. A paper was also read by Miss Jessie Thomas. A duet by Helen and Ruth Johnson was enjoyed. The meeting Friday evening was called to order at 8 o'clock by the district superin tendent. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. M. McKlderry. The superintendent's annual rsport was read, as were papers on "Music and Its Effect." by Dr. W. H. Conner, and "Punctuality Among Sunday School Workers." by Mrs. Julia Cos ton. The business session Saturday was called to order at 2:30 o'clock p.m. by the district superintendent. The following named persons were appointed committee on nomination: Dr. W. Hr Conner, chairman; Mrs. M. F. Benn, Mrs. Julia Coston, Miss Elizabeth Carr. D'" u V Aim or Pav \fpfiUdorrv XVCV. V/. ii. a uuudi *?v? . ? ?" ^ ? The committee reported the following; nominations: Superintendent, Mra. A. E. Waddleton: first assistant. Charles Wootten; second assistant, W. E. Jones; secretary, Mrs. M. F. B nn; assistant secretary. Miss A. Dale; recording secretary. Miss M. Throckmorton; treasurer, Mrs. Julia Coston. An executive committee was appointed, as follows: Mr. E. Q. Evans, chairman; Mrs. Julia Gross, Mrs. Julia Coston, Mrs. M. Young, Mrs. L. A. Jordan, P. W. Hickman and E. I>. Scott. The meeting Sunday afternoon was the "model school session." The little fellows vied with one another to show that they understood the latest methods of model school work best. Short talks were made by Rev. Dr. Morris, Mrs. and Kev. E. H. Hunter and Mrs. J. H. Welch. At the evening session the principal feature was a paper by E. I,. Soott and the installation of the Sunday school offl Cera. J. lie paper wuo uisuusaru uy riui. Patten. Mrs. Seville read a short paper telling of the work she Is trying to do In the Sunday school. The next Sunday school convention is to be held at Annapolis, Md., In August, 1!#>8. The pastor and members of the church were thanked for caring for the -convention. Building Permit Issued. Inspector Ashford issued a building permit today to A. R. Townshend for one three-story brick dwelling at UG17 Garfield street, estimated to cost V5.000; architects, Hunter & Bell; builder, J. J. Kelley. Mrs. Sigel Dead. Mrs. Pauline A. Sigel, widow of Benjamin Rlirpl VPatPrHav mnrnincr of 11 o'clock. Mrs. Sigel was eighty-fiva years of age. Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict's Convent. Brookland, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, with requiem mass at St. Anthony's Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Temptation for the Dishonest. MaJ. Sylvester stated today that many persons in the District are careless In regard to leaving gates and doors unlocked and tempting housebreakers and other criminals. He explains that owners of property can help the police "by locking the stable door before the horse Is stolen." As the result of an Investigation last night the police found. It is announced, that eighty-four gates, 8ix stables and eighteen doors were open. Danes Prefer Chinese Labor. Special Cablegram to The Star. COPENHAGEN, August 27.-The importation of Chinese labor is being seriously contemplated by the Danish agriculturists as preferable to tha Polish. HANDBOOK CASE IN COURT MOTION FOB BELEASE OF DEFENDANT ON PERSONAL BONDS. Objection by Assistant United States Attorney Turner Sustained by Judge Mullowny. Thomas I ry, arrested several weeks Ago by Detectives Parham and O'Brien upon a charge of operating a handbook, and since that time detained In Jail, made an effort In the Police Court today through Attorney Ricks to secure release on hU personal bonds until the case Is called for trial Thursday. When the motion was madp Assistant United Slates Attorney Turner was not in the courtroom, but Judge Mullowny had him summoned. "This boy has been locked ud for the nast four works." the at torney for the defense explained, "on a charge of operating a handbook, lie has elected to be tried by the court, and. In view of the fact that he has resided in this city all his life, it is asked that his personal bonds be taken for his appearance In court Thursday morning for trial." The case was the last called today, and as Lacy several weeks ago when arraigned asked for a Jury trial Judge Mullowny today Inquired If he now desired to be tried by the court. The reply was in the affirmative. The defendant was then formally ar raJgned and allowed to make tils formal d?larat!on for a trial by the court. Assistant United States Attorney Turner announced that the government would not under any circumstances consent to the defendant being: released unless he should I furnish surety in the sum of $1,000. United States Attorney Sustained. "You have heard what the assistant United States attorney has to say." Judge Mullowny remarked, addressing the attorney for the defense. "His position will have to be upheld." As Lacy was unable to furnish bond he was returned to Jail. Ht3 Is the first of the handbook caws In which the defendant made plea for release on personal bonds, and the vigor with which the I'nited States attorney's office opposed the motion Is not regarded as favorable to similar efforts toy others of the alleged handbook men. Lacy seemed much depressed as a deputy United States marshal led him back to the dock. The defendant, according to Detectives Par ham and O'Br.en, who made the arrest, bad been visiting a shop located In the rear ui pvnuc uPttu^uaners ana collecting monejT from time to time from the employes. The detectives investigated tiie cause of his trips and declare that fhey learned that he was collecting handbook 'beta. At the time he was placed under arrest, it Is stated, the defendant had no handbook or 9llps of paper such as are used in connection with handbooks, in his possession, but they claim but when the case is called in court they will present at least four witnesses to testify they gave I>acy money from time to time to play on the races. No Developments of L&te. There have been no developments in the handbook cases of late, the alleged principals in many cases, according to the police. having taken t<~? ?ver Intm^lalnlv after The Star's crusade was started. Assistant United States Attorney Turner, who is prosecuting In the United States branch of the Police Court in the absence of Assistant United Suites Attorney Ralph Given, now on vacation, has announced that the handbook men will be vigorously prosecuted. Attorney Malcolm Hufty, who represents Edward Green, arrested last week upon a charge of operating a handbook, was at the office of the assistant United States attorney yesterday afternoon consulting in regard to the case of his client, which will probably be called Thursday. The detectives in charge of the case against Green, it is stated, have been working hard the past week accumulating evidence, and at the hearing another phase of handbook crusade in the capital city will be brought to light. Green is at liberty in bond in the sum of $1,000. CULVER CADETS BUSY. Drill on White Lot and Go Sightseeing. The 400 or more cadets of the Culver Military Academy who arrived in this city Sunday night from the Jamestown exposition gave an ' exhibition drill yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock on the White Lot, where they were reviewed by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Newberry. The boys were attired in dark blue blouses and white trousers, and made a fine showing. They were in charge of MaJ. L. P. GlgnlUiat. commander of the academy, and officers as follows: Commander "'?"Hot Conn Hunt Glascock, TdUIUtlS Ul^llliiiav, Grainer. Grant, McNagney, Noble and Kennedy and Prof. Marlon of the United States Naval Academy. In the evening the boys attended the performance at Chase's. Many of the cadets took a sightseeing automobile trip about the city this morning. while others went to Mount Vernon. This afternoon there will be an exhlb lion j drill at Fort Myer. The entire command ! will leave tonight for Annapolis, where tomorrow they will be escorted through the Naval Academy grounds and buildings. A crew of the cadets and of the fourth class of the Naval Academy will engage in a boat race tomorrow. The boys will return here tomorrow evening. and will leave later over the Pennsylvania railroad for home. REPORT OF ASSAULT. Couple Claim to Have Been Attacked by Colored Man. An attack by a colored man on a girl and a man. who were walklnk last Sunday evening In Dead Man's Hollow, near the Virginia end of the Long bridge, has been reported to both the Washington and Virginia police. Mary Fortney of 514 15th ! street southeast and Ernest White of H B street northeast are the names and addresses given by the persons who com- ! plained of being assaulted. The man had j a severe cut on the chin, which was tr *ated j at the Emergency Hospital. He sa d that i the highwayman had knocked h m down : with a blunt instrument ami then attacked the girl, but that he had succeeded in driving the assailant away with a stick. Dead Man's Hollow is said to figure in a long .ist of crimes. Funeral of Anton Eberly. Funeral services over the remains of An ton Rberly, wlio died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, 740 5th street northwest, were held at 3 o'c'oek this afternoon at his late residence. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul Menz?j! o>f the Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment was made In Oak Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were: James H. Vormilya, John R. Major, Henry Franc, Jacob Karr, Karl Graff and W. Kock. Howard County Slate. EL.L.ICOTT CHI, Ma., aurusi zi.?ine i Howard county republican convention ad- I Journed from August 13. reconvened here yesterday and nominated the following ticket: State senator?Walter 8. Black of the fourth district. House of delegates?J. Howard Harvey of the sixth and William A. Maklnson of the second. County commissioner?nan d. ixjii 01 me second. County treasurer?George C. Peddicord of the fourth. Orphans' court?Herman D. Wehland of the finit; Thomas W. Christian of the sixth and George F. Streaker of the third. Sheriff?William W. Welling of the fifth. State's attorney?J. Clark Thomas of the second. The convention was called to order by Robert V. Thompson, chairman of the adjourned convention, and Col. Charles F. Macklin was secretary. BUSY DAY AT THE FMR All Bustle and Confusion During a a me Morning. BUT ALL'S STRAIGHT NOW Poultry Display Proves One of tha IT-VAr *?vu t AJ 1 V t t AND CATTLE ARE SOME CLASSY Fakers There Are In Plenty ami d ? A ? eu? A All unuus, ouic ouuwa unu aji r Sorts of Things. Speoi:ii Correspnntlpnr* of Tbt* Si nr. ROCKVILI.E. Md., Aucust -7. 1007. The Rockvllle fair opened this morning under circumstances which onoouraK* the management to believe that It will prove one of the most successful within tho society's history. Weather . ondition* wore auspicious, exhibits in .ill departments complete and Interesting', and the attendance gratifyingl}' large. Tiie grounds never appeared to lienor advantage. Every vestige of dirt had been removed; the stables, stalls, fences, etc. wore spotless coats of whitewash, and the trees and grass were fresh and green as a result of the recent frequent rains. The many gaily decorated booths and leius auaeu to me attractiveness 01 ma scene. As is the case on all opening (lays, tlia grounds during the early hours were a scene of bustle and confusion. Uxhlhlts were arriving in large numbers, nnd the failr attaches were kept busy arranging them in position. Uy the early afternoon everything was in place, the fakir began his familiar cry, the bauds j-.layed, and the fair was on In earnest. Die rni-e program for the afternoon promises soma , excellent sport, and following this there will be a base ball game between tha Rockvlile and Brookland teams. Splendid Poultry Display. While the poultry display Is again one of , the most Interesting reatures or the rair, and while the quality of the specimens has probably never been excelled at Rockvllle, the total number of blrda on exhibition Is considerably less than In former years. This Is probably because the entrance fees are now double what they were and the regulations much more stringent, the object of the change being to keep away many of the big professional exhibitors and thereby stimulate the county people to greater effort In the poultry raising line. It Is believed the wisdom of this policy will become more and more aoparent. and that the exhibits, both In numbers and quality, will grow year by year, and before Ioiik alituist exclusively by people of Montgomery county. There are probably a thousand specimens of poultry on exhibition this year, including everything from diminutive bantams to giant Brahma*. The services of two experts?A. E. Warner of Baltimore and Geo. O. Brown of Parkville. Mil.?have be>-n secured, and tomorrow morning the task of determining the merits of the numerous specimens will begin. i iha The horse snow nan long open uur ui i. chief attractions of the Rorkvtlle fair, and this year It Is fully up to the standard. Ttw very finest specimens the county can boast of are on exhibition. At half-past ! o'clock tomorrow morning every horse and colt on the grounds will participate in a grand march erround the race track. Regret Lack of Space. Lack of space kept the exhibition of cattle from being: by long odds the finest ever seen at Rockvllle. All available s;ac<? was ? engaged as early as last Frldviv. and sinco that time dozens of splendid specimens had to be refused entrance Those on exhibition Include magnificent herds of registered and grade Jerseys, Holstelns. Red Polled. Guesnseys, Durham. Devon, Swiss and Ayrshires. G. Arthur Bill of Washington will judge the cattle, sheep and hogs. The main exhibition hall Is filled to overflowing with a great variety of exhibits. Here are farm and garden products In abundance, flowers, growing plants, fruits, dairy Droducts. domestic manufactured. works of art. preserves, canned fruits, Jellies, bread, cakes, candies and numerous other things. Big Day Tomorrow. Tomorrow will be one of the big days of the fair. The program for the day Includes tho Judging of exhibits in the morning, a grand parade of horses around the race track at 9:30. and four racing events In tho afternoon. The entries for the races follow: First race, 2.14 trot and 2.17 pace, mixed: purse. 1400? Volman s Daughter. W. C. Fox. Swedesboro, N. J.; Investor. C. F. Clarke, Waynesboro, Pa.; Red Bock, Washington Nallor, Washington. D. C.; Kdna <?.. Lee S. Dorsey, Rockvllle. Md.: Dillon Queen, Buttonwood stock farm, Gettysburg, Pa. ~ o i<> _?? ??,i ') -to rv.re seeonu race, uvi. ?..? mixed; pursj. $40t>?Nora W., Kavanaugli Bros.. Harrisonburg. Va.; Skiddoo, R. A. s Smitii. Frederick. Md.; Kara Avis. J. C. Molt, Washington. X>. C.; Kushan. William >, E. Miller, Washington, li. C.; May <Jueen, G. Goodacre, Washington, D. C.; Riley A., * Frank Crovo, Washington. D. C.; The Duke. William Chambers. Washington, I>. C.; Golden Glen, F. B. Hershey. Waynesboro, Pa.; Hero, John W. Seemer. Easton. Mr.; Frank S., Eckington Stock Farm, Eastville. Va. Third race, running, miie dash: purse. ?150?Freckman, E. C. Ailnutt, Rockville. Md.; Ethelbertha. Black Flag, Twister md Marie Lassie, William Robinson. Baltimore, Md.; Tryon and Rabbee, N. B. Plunkett, Washington. L>. C.; Night of Weston and Verbo. F. I.. W. Green, Fredericksburg. Va.; Satirist, I-.ee S. Dorsey. Rockville, Md.; S agate and Gunston, A. L Moore, Rockv lie, Md. Fourth race, running: half mile an?l' r ? peat; purse. $I.V>?Ethelbertha. Black Flag. 'Pu.-i.ster and M irie Lassie. William R'>!iin ?on. Baltimore, Md.; Arawaka. C. n ii?rrison. Brooklyn. N. Y.: Carrie Graham, A. Tj. Moore. Rockville,. Md. The Woodsboro brass band of forty pieot s, which has has furnish d music for the fair for many years, is again on hand. J. Clinton Dorsey is chief marshal of the fair, and his assistants are Joseph El. Janney. W. P. Jones. L.. B. Kings. A. Brown, Unlland. Water Cashell. Jim.* Cashed. Samuel Bussard and Samu I Cashell. Mr. Ariemus Sullivan is chief of police. UTILITY TAX REPORT SOON. And Then There'll Be Digestion of Facts. Commissioner West tomorrow morning t will receive the long-looked-for detailed report from the assessors of the District upoii the assessed valuation of holdings of the various public utility corporations operating in the District of Columbia. Nearly three weeks have passed since it was discovered that the two local uas companies were not paying taxes on their service pipes and gas meters, and since Commissioner West called upon the assessor and his assistants to institute a rig-id investigation into the assessments of the other puhl c utilities. It was Commissioner West's aim in calling for this investigation to determine whether or not any other holdings of these corporations were escaping taxu.ion. Beinburg Obsequies. The funeral of John H. Relnburg, who died Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock at h s riome, --a street noruiwesi, in tue sixth year of his age, took p'&ce at 2:.'? o'clock this afternoon from his late residence, and vat attended by members of the Oldest Inhabitants' Association, and of George A. Meade Host, (_}. A. R.. of whiofl the deceased was a member. Interment was at Arlington. Mr. Relnburg had been a resident of this , city since, the close of the civil war. and is survived by tiis wife, Mrs. Annie M. Reinburg, and two sons, Albert I*, and Louis Q. Re in burg.