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To Study the Face of the Au- ei
tumn Sky. "
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Great Planet Mars Diminishing Rap- 01
idly in Brightness. ^
Interesting Facts concerning tne
Much-Discussed Planet Mars and
Its Supposed Polar Caps.
No one who studies the face of the sky
on the clear evenings of autumn can fail to
l>e struck by the delicate beauty of the
umnjer constellations. Most wonderful of
11 *o "Vfilkv VVov nnw n hroa_d faint.
ilvery arch of innumerable stars, which in
the early evenings of autumn passes '
through the very highest point of the
Toward the south is the faint little com- ai
part group of the Dolphin, with the beautiful
Northern Cross above it; while nearby gl
there shines out the magnificent Vega, the
star toward which our sun is ceaselessly
rushing through the in:lnite regions of ^
pace. carrying the earth and all of the p]
other planets with him. Though we are in
pursuing this journey at the speed of 01
? ?? tl
each day we are almost 1,000.000 miles
. eni.-r tiie star than we were at its begin- 01
Fie. 2. Map of Mnrn. The nhadeil arena
U vriiugr color.
due, yet at least 1.00*),000 yearn will pi
before we overtake and drift past h!
this great sun. Were the life of man on vj
the earth not so short, how wonderfully T
would he see the face of the heavens oi
chmnge as he passed through our universe st
of ttuft. ej
Tin- Oreat Hipper, the Northern Cross ta
And even the Milky Way itself would ap- tl
pear to take new forms as he passed on pi
ul viewed them from a different dlrec- tl
Uon and as he drew near the blue star
Vega, a sun enormously larger and hotter m
tha< our own. It would shine out with ex- ci
traordinary brilliancy. tt
The Evening Planets.
The two most interesting planets of all gi
er? now visible in the early evening. The S?
v, i? W
ea."twarl through constellation Sagittarius,
wUi t>e found at A. figure one, September 1, ot
and at H September 30. It is slowly drawln<c
away from the earth and will therefore ai
be seen to diminish very noticeably in p(
brightness as the weeks go on. though it
win still be brighter than any of the fixed a|
Bt at s
In the southeast is the beautiful planet
Batiirn. which will remain in the evening h,
VtK- 3. Mara h* * lr-??l July 20, IJH)7. u
Tfc* South l*otnr fnp al A in mm vUlblr
I* ikiiiiill (flrar?|H-. P
?kjr until next February. In the early j>art n
^ September the rinxs will be barely vist- ]c
i in a small telescope as a narrow line.
|A? Ihe earth carries us around the sun we
' win finally, October 2. be In such a position
that we will view them exactly edgeI
wim After this we will be carried above
| the plane of the rings. but the sun will conftlaae
lo shine on them from below. As they
only by rellectail sunlight and are
Itlierefore only visible when lit up by the
(0mb, and as after October 1! we will be
Mooting only ai the dark, unilluminated
MUk of them, they will then b'* invisible
|te as and remain so throughout the rest of
' thf year. I 1
The Planet Mars. e
Tli? observer who now examines Mars ji
Witt a moderately large telescope will see o
& rrry large. brilliantly white area sur- 0
rMuiding the south pole of the planet and J'
A ?uiall<r one around the north pole. Al- o
'Inost the whole southern hemisphere is of n
craylsh green color, although there are s
|kj? and there orange-colored patches In 1
Ue green region. The north half of the a
frilBi 11 is almost wholly of an orange color, n
At ?rst this is about all that the observer f<
Mil notice, but if he will look steadily for t
Wir* time and take advantage of moments v
ft *ood seeing he will become convinced o
that the greenish and orange areas have o
* rloflnlte outlines and he may even e
?nm* of the larger divl- c
? 1
~VDovaa> A
September 1, I) P.M.
ons of these regions from the map in figre
two. As Mars turns on its axis once
i every twenty-four hours, it cannot be
>M which face of the planet will be pre ntfd
toward him. The 90-called hourlass
sea at A, figure two. is the most
roininent marking and may be detected
.en with quite a small telescope.
It was formerly supposed that the greenor.^ae
a ??o Hrwli<V? r?f WfltPTV This is TlflW
>garde*i as very Improbable, partly beluse
they show a great variety in their
nt and depth of color in their different
ortions which is not a characteristic of
ast bodies of water, unless these can be
nagined to be exceedingly shallow, and
irtly because the sunlight reflected from
ie?e greenish regions shows no trace of
alarization. Water, irvdeed,- seems to be
[ very rare occurrence on the planet: Us
nly decided indication is seen as a dark
ind which borders the polar cap when this
gins to melt. As the Martian summer
Svances and the polar cap grows smaller
le bared recedes with it. Thirteen years
Fig. 4. Occultntion of Neptune SepMiiher
ISO. An iteen from WaMfilngtoii,
eptuue ulll <1i*appear tit A and reappear
I B.
;o the cap entirely melted away; the band
len became quite thin and finally cometely
disappeared, leaving only a yellow
If the polar caps are really snow or ice
le temperature on Mars must be higher
lan on the earth, since the earth's ice
ips never entirely melt. If this is so, the
anet must have some source of internal
?at. for it receives somewhat less than
le-half the light and heat from the sun
lat we do. It Is much smaller than the
irth, only 4,200 miles In diameter, and its
ties are always very clear. As the astronner
studies Mars no clouds drift over the
ore itrcenlali; (lie light areun nre of
[anet to shut its delicate markings from
s view, though occasionally at rare interim
such clouds are said to have been seen,
he air on Mars is believed to be less than
le-fourth as dense as our own. The whole
lrface is much flatter than that of our
niii, mere are no large inns or mounlin
ranges, but there is some evidence that
ie greenish areas are slight depressions,
issibly the be?1s of old seas from which
le water has all disappeared.
Thirty years ago announcement was
iade of the diseovery of the remarkable
inals. perfectly straight, dark lines exmding
over the orange-colored regions in
cry direction, but each one always conscting
at its extremity either with a
reenish area or with another canal. It is
Ud that these lines commonly start from
equently several which extend for hun*er!s
of miles come together at a common
nter. which is marked by a dark region,
ime of them are found in the greenish
eaS also.
The lines first begin to appear as the
>lar cap melts: as summer advances they
-o\v more and more distinct near the poles
id can be traced for a greater distance,
it they disappear again with the ap-oach
of winter. It is therefore supposed
f many that they are long, narrow strips
irrigated sountry, their existence show
g evidence of the intelligent design of
firig creatures.
On the other hand, many astronomers
jubt that the canals are so straight and
> artificial in appearance as they have
sen describe*!. Many skillful observers
ith the largest telescopes describe them
; rather indistinct shadings and believe
iat their apparent sharpness is the result
' an optical illusion. They also point out
iat we have no certain proof of the preside
of water or water vapor on Mars and
gurd the evidence of any form of life on
?e planet as so far wholly inconclusive.
The Occultatlon of Neptune.
September 30 the moon will pass between
je earth an-d the" planet Neptune. As seen
-om Washington, the planet will disap?ar
at the bright edge of the moon at
velve minutes past 12 in the morning and
fappear at the dark edge forty-three mintes
later. The moon is so near the earth
mt to observers In different places it apeara
to He In different positions among
le stars. One observer in 62 degrees
orth latitude will see the moon pass be>w
Neptune, the upper e^lge of the moon
I'lK. 5. Appearance of Saturn, Srptcm*r
2, 18417. The moon Titan will pans
nto the Hhudow of the planet and be
rllpaed September 27.
ust grazing the planet: if the observer Is
nly four degrees above the equator he
rill see the extreme lower edge of the
loon appear to touch the planet. Observalor.s
of such occultations are therefore of
reat value for converting the tables of the
moon's motion and from them the size and
hape of the earth may also be determined.
*he astronomer La Place looked with dispprovat
upon expensive expeditions for
neasuring the size and shape_of the earth,
or he believed that astronomers could find
his with greater accuracy by merely
matching from their observatories the path
f the moon among the stars. The theory
f the moon's motion W not yet perfect
nough. however, to permit the highest acuracy
to be reached in tUle way.
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national match
Won by United States Navy in
Sharp Contest.
? i ismvii rt_nni itoiLnuni
District Shooters Finished in Fourteenth
Greatest Number of Contestants Since
the Range Meetings Began?Scores
rtf W o oViin rrf rtn Mon
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CAMP PERRY, Ohio, August 31?In a
nip-and-tuck contest the team of the
United States Navy won the national team
match yesterday, defeating Massachusetts
by three points. The District of Columbia
In fmirt&nnth nlioa witVi o
score o? 3,179. The scores of the six leading
teams are as follows: United States
Navy, 3,421: Massachusetts, 3,418; Ohio.
3,368; United States cavalry, 3.366; Washington,
3,361; United States Naval Academy,
The last stage in the national team match
was shot yesterday. All of the teams did
not finish at l,00?)-yard range at sundown
Thursday evening and the match was continued
until yesterday. The national match
was immediately followed by the national
Individual match, with the same shooting
conditions as in the team match. In this
event the number of contestants this year
Is greater than any year since the national
matches began. Practically every riflemen
present from the District will be entered
among the several hundred crack shots
from all over the country. Ideal weather
conditions prevail and everything is moving
along very satisfactorily.
According to the present plan of Mai.
Young, team captain, the District contingent
will start for home this evening about
7:30 o'clock, arfivlng at Washington In
their special car Sunday evening at 0:22
o'clock over the Pennsylvania road. The
car will be attached to one of the regular
trains which is scheduled to arrive at that
Army Took Hand in Strike.
Telegraphic communication with the outside
world has once more been established.
The regular army has taken a hand in the
matter and an armed force is now patrollng
the wires from Camp Perry to La
Carne, a railroad station about three miles
from here, where the wires connect with a
switchboard. The men are prepared to
shoot any intruder caught in the act of
tampering with the wires or poles. The
guardhouse is also open for any offenders
which may be interfering with the transmission
of messages from this point. Thousands
of words of news matter for newspapers
throughout the country have been
held up. In addition to government business
needing immediate attention. The
/I tkrn..n nut f>nmmieainn
Monday night and the wires "busted."
Upon examination it was found that a
heavy loop of wires had been thrown
around the trunk lines on the through poles
and grounded the oth?r end of the wire
fastened to the loop. This put the lines
Inclosed in the loop out of business. The
Ohio signal corps Is working daily on the
wires, which are once more in fairly good
working order.
The second of the national team match
opened with bright weather conditions, with
a slight haze hovering over the range. A
puffy wind was blowing from the southeast
at the rate of four miles an hour. As the
day progressed conditions improved and
high scoring was a feature of the day.'
Over two thousand riflemen are participating
in the matches this week. The largest
attendance was last week during the
matches of the National Rifle Association of
America and the Ohio State Rifle Association,
when over 15,500 riflemen participated
In shooting contests.
The conditions for shooting in the skirmish
run were excellent. The light on the
targets was just bright enough for the
shooters, the overhanging clouds making the
n?ht ?teadv and not glaring to the eyes.
The wind was blowing from the northeast
about four miles an Jjour. There was no
mirage to speak of and the riflemen had
everything in their favor.
The team from Ohio headed tlie fortyeight
teams with the top-notch score of
907, thirty-four points above the cavalry
team of the army. The team from the District
of Columbia finished in twenty-first
place, with a total score of 7<>7, exactly 200
points below the leaders at this stage of the
District Boys' Game Fight.
At the 000-yard stage the District boys
put up a game fight and stood their ground
well In comparison with the other teams. It
was the first match of the day and the contest
proved a most exciting one. Sergt.
Ollie M. Schriver was high man again at
this distance, scoring 46 out of a possible 50.
His nearest competitors were Relchelderfer,
Bischoff and Holt, each with 45.
The scores were as rouows: acnriver,
Reichelderfer, 45; Holt, 45; Blschoff, 45;
Cookson. 44; Alderman, 44; Dennlson, 43;
Heldenrich, 41; Groome, 41; Robblns, 41;
Summers, 40; McAnally, 39; total, 514.
At the conclusion of firing at the 600-yard
stage the men proceeded to the 800 and
1.000 yard ranges. The total score of the
District up to and including this stage of
the match is 2.247.
Sergt. Ollle M. Schriver led the District
boys In the skirmish run, with a score of
TO, being in a class all by himself. His
nearest competitor was Capt. W. W. Cookson.
with 8) points in his favor. The scores
of the District men in the skirmish run were
as follows; Schriver, TO; Cookson, 89; Robbins,
65; McAnally, 65; Holt, 65; Heidenrelch.
57; Summers, 56; Alderman, 64;
Qroome, 53; Reichelderfer, 52; Dennlson, 47;
BlschotC, 45; total, 707.
Their Avwacs.
When the District man faced the ^0-yard
range the light on the targets remained
about the same, with a four-mile breeze
blowing steadily across the range. The
boys evidently got the "buck," as they fell
below their average in rapld-flre work.
Eacft man was allowed ten shots at this
distance. Lieut. Col. L. H. Relchelderfer
and MaJ. A. P. Bobbins were high men
with 49 out of a possible 150.
The scores of the men at 200 yards, rapid
Are, were as follows: Relchelderfer, 49;
Robbins, 49; Groome. 40; Cookson, 44; McAnally,
43; Heidenrelch, 43; Holt, 42; Alderman,
42; Summers, 41; Schriver, 41; Dennison,
36; BischofF, 37. Total, 515.
In- the matclf last year at Sea <3lrt the
District at 2U0 yards, rapid fire, scored 523
as against 515 this year, a loss of eight
The team followed uo work at rapid fire
by shooting at the same distance, slow fire,
with two sighting shots and ten for record.
While the scoring was not as good as at
the rapid fire, the shooting was an improvement
over last year. Last year the team
scored 500 points, while this year they
reached 511. eleven points to the good.
The scores of the District men at 200
yards, slow fire, were as follows: Alderman,
47; Bischoff. 44; Cookson. 44; Schrl-ver,
43; Heidenreich. 43; Holt, 43; Summers,
43; Groome, 42; Reichelderfer, 42;
Robbing, 42; Dennison, 41; McAnally, 37.
Total. 511.
At the 200-yard stage, slow fire, Lieut.
Ralph Alderman led the District contingent
by three points over his nearest competitor.
The District is eighty-nine points ahead '
of the sctfre made by the team in the three
stages of the 200-yard snoot a year ago at
Sea Girt in the same match. While the
team lost eight points in the rapid-fire
work at 200 yards, this did not make the
men feel downcast, and when they started
shooting at slow Are, 200 yards, they were
determined to improve in their work. As a
result of that determination they scored
eleven points over a year ago, leaving them
a net gain of three points, which added to
the gain of eighty-six points made in the
skirmish run as compared with last year
gave them a total net gain of eighty-nine
points. This more than encouraged the
men, and when they commenced firing at.
600 yards they had regained the confidence
and steadiness which they had lost at the
rapid-fire stage.
Another physician lias been discovered
Vn tlio rUstrio.t pnrrm T.iAnt W P Caldwell.
Nsspector of rifle practice, 2d Battalion, 1st
Regiment. This nuCkea four who are able
to render medical assistance on the District
Cpl. Tom Keller of New York has named
his horse "Lawn Mower." Wherever he
stops on a business trip his horse invariably
eats all the grass in sight. This morning
the District camp had its grass cut.
Capt. George Tait will be ashamed to
look a hen square in the face by the time
the tournament is over. He eats on an
average of a dozen eggs a day. It's a good
thing eggs are cheap out here.
One can find plenty of "dope mixers" in
every camp without much trouble.
The camp quartermaster was unable to
understand why the demand was so great
for tables. Upon investigation It was found
that a poker game was in progress In nearly
every company street in the camp.
The post office is next in Importance to
the mess hall. As soon as the mall arrives
the soldiers from the various teams line up
and wait until it has all been sorted.
An order was issued from camp headquarters
debarring Lieut. Ben South, 1st
Ohio Infantry, and Sergt. J. O. Stemple, 2d
Ohio Infantry, from further participation
in the national matches for firing rifles
other than in the fouling or warming pit,
but upon investigation It was learned that
the men fired revolvers instead of rifles.
Gen. W. P. Hall, adjutant general's department.
Washington, and Gen. A. E.
Bates, retired, arrived in time to witness
the opening of the national matches.
During the progress of the national
match at 200 yards, rapid fire, the "buck"
was quite noticeable among the riflemen
who were shooting for the first time In a
national event.
The New York team is supplied with a
large telescope, with the aid of which the
team captain was able to record every shot
made by his team in the skirmish run of 1
the national match without waiting for the
results from the statistical office.
The photographers In the vicinity of
Camp Perry at the eleventh hour discovered
that one of the most important rifle
contests In the history of rifle practice was
in progress. They all landed In a bunch
and then there was a general scramble for
business. H. F. *'
Daniel Mehrl'ng, forty-one years of age,
residing at 3270 M street, while at work yesterday
at Potomac and Grace streets, was
accidentally struck on the head by a brick
which fell from a wall. He was given
treatment at the Georgetown University
Mary Reynolds, two years of age. while
playing in front of her home, 3220 Prospect
avenue, yesterday wa& run over and injured
about the chest by a two-horse team
owned and driven by Ernest Poole of Hunters,
Va. She was treated at the Georgetown
University Hospital.
William Cartwright. eljghteen years of age,
of 1221 28th street, is a patient at George
Washington University Hospital, due to
blood poisoning.
Richard Ough & Son, builders, are erectins
a two-story six-room brick dweltine- on
I Volta place, adjoining the seventh procinct
station, for Capt. Herrry Schneider. The
house and lot represent an expenditure of
about $3,000. Capt. Schneider expects to
move Into his new t ome about November 1.
S. Thomas Brown, president of the Farmers
and Mechanics' National Bank of
Georgetown, is at Atlantic City, N. J.
The condition of Mr. Frank W. Wlssner,
who has been 111 for the past three weeks
with typhoid fever, Is reported to be improved.
Mrs. Edith McCartney and family of
Dumbarton avenue are spending the summer
at Cape May, N. J
Mrs. J. McKennoy Berry of 1336 30th
street Is visiting her parents at Winchester,
ubiu ; tn-uHciuti ut me oevcnin precinct,
with his family, has returned from a
vacation at White Post. Va.
Miss Mary Lyddane of 3033 P street is
spending several weeks in the Blue fUdgre
Mrs. George W. Allen of 3143 Dumbarton
avenue, accompanied by her niece. Miss
Louise Carr, is at Colonial Beach, visiting
Mrs. William Scrivener, who is spending
the summer there.
Dr. Charles T. Lindeey will return home
next week, after spending a month in the
Shenandoah valley.
J. MoKenney Berry has sold for Miss Bessie
Lockhart a lot on the south side at
Dumbarton avenue between Wisconsin avenue
and 31st street, the purchaser being
Policeman Minor E. Furr.
The condition of Benjamin F. Harper,
who underwent an operation recently at
Georgetown University Hospital, was reported
this morning to^be much improved.
ur. ana Mrs. KODert u. i^ayton or lieorgetown
have returned to the city.
Mrs. Katherlne Berry and children of 3107
Dumbarton avenue will return tonight from
Cape May, where- they have been for the
past two weeks.
Justice Gould to Hold Court.
Associate Justice Wendell P. Stafford of
the District Supreme Court today "completed
his vacation term o.f duty, having
served since August 18. He will spend
September at St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Justice Aahley M. Gould Is to report for
duty next Monday and preside for fifteen
days. Following him Chief Justice Clabaugh
will hold court for fifteAi days. October
1 all the judges will resume duly.
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the Star Resort Bureau.
Resort Information may be had free by
calling at Room 100. The Star Resort Bureau;
open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Racing Events and Premiums for
Poultry and Flowers.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ROCKVILLE. Md., August 31, 1907.
That the fair which closed here last evening
was a success, notwithstanding there
was no nool sellincr on the raw>9 is under
stood to be especially pleasing to those who
favored the elimination of the betting features.
It is construed by them to mean an
indorsement of the action of the circuit
court In refusing to grant a pool-selling
license and that the fair can be successfully
run without -the bookmakers.
The races of the closing afternoon were
witnessed by a large gathering. The fivefurlong
run, which was postponed from the
day before, was first called, and the concluding
heat was easily taken by Ensley.
who caDtured tha heat Thursday. ChaDlain
was second and Delude third, the time
being 1.05. The county run, which was
open to horses owned in the county sixty
days prior to day of race, brought out a
field of four. Tom Hickman's Fannie
Golden proved the fleetest and won both
heats in easy fashion. There was a tussle
for the place between Freckman and Chaplain,
the latter getting in the first heat and
the former in the second. The time was
0.51% and 0.51.
The only harness race of the day was a
special trot or pace for a purse of $100.
Florence Wilkes, belonging to J. M. Morrison
of Bethesda, won in straight heats, the
best time being 2.25. The consolation run,
for a purse of $150, was won by Freckman
with his stablemate. Chaplain, second, ana
Bl$.ck Flag third. The time was 0.52 and
1 K214
The premiums of $15 and $10, offered by
Mr. Gist Blair for the best and second best ,
display of flowers, were awarded to Miss
Mary Magruder and Miss Ellen Farquhar,
respectively. Mr. Blair's liberality had the
effect of making the flower display decidedly
the best ever seen at a Rockvllle fair. |
The silver cups offered by the society for
poultry exhibits were won as follows:
Wyandottes, R. P. Magruder; buff Ply- !
mouth Rocks, Mrs. R. P. Hines; leghorns,
Mrs. R. P. Ilines; Orplngstons and Rhode
Island reds. Summit Poultry Farm;
Asiatics, O. B. Williams; best display of all
kinds, Mrs. R. P. Hines.
Mental Condition Questioned.
Apparently much affeoted, Mrs. Margaret
Luxen of 103 6th street southeast stood
on uie wimess siuna in me .t-ouce uouri
yesterday and asked that her son, Thomas
Lux en, eighteen years of agre, who had
previously been arraigned upon an information
charging larceny, be sent down to jail
for examination as to his mental condition.
The mother recited to the court how yesterday
the boy, who stood before the bar
in knee trousers and is small for his age,
had broken open the door to her room and
then rifled her trunk of ?28 in currency.
Immediately thereafter, she explained, he
left the parental roof and was found early
yesterday morning by an older brother. It
Is said Thomas had spent about %4 of the
money. Judge Mills entered an order to
have the boy examined before sentence Is
Citizens Want Circulating Library.
A library for Fort Myer Heights was discussed
at an Informal gathering of cltisens
of that suburb at the residence of C. H.
Greathouse Wednesday evening. It was
proposed that the collection of books gath- 1
ered a few years ago for the Heights
Chapel Sunday school be used as a nucleus
and that as many additions as possible be
secured at once. nnen tnese are put in
good order and well arranged for Issue It
Is the purpose to open the church one or
two evenings In the week for the reading
and exchange of books. The leading magazines
are to be placed at the disposal of
patrons, as will be the principal books
published by the government, including the
dally consular reports.
School Trustee McShea etated that It was
the plan In putting up the new building on
the Colonial Heights lot recently bought to
make provision In the main building for a
library. He said also the board expects to
open a school, with two teachers, in UM|
knn? fnrmcrlv used by the Rolf club at
regular time for opening schools in the
county, September 18.
Detective Ooes to Get Prisoner.
Deteotive Berman has gone to Brooklyn,
N. Y-. to set a man named James G. Rogers,
under indictment In this city for alleged
violation of the law. growing- out of his
purchase and disposal of a diamond ring
worth about $150. He purchased the article
of Jewelry from the Castelberg Jewelry
Company ana pawnea it Derore ne naa nnlshed
paying for It, the Indictment alleges.
Inspector Boardman was Informed that the
prisoner declined to waive a hearing.
Filed for Probate.
By her will, filed for probate, Hannah
Collins leaves all her property, real and
personal, to her daughter, Delia Donovan,
and to the daughter's husband, Michael
Donovan. It is specified In the will that
the property shall go to their children at
the death of the beneficiaries mentioned.
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ie Heorich system.
Hetuiriich's beers are bottSed
srmetically sealed pipes coram
its, arad are the OLDEST
Hey rich's ttseers are ami a c!la!
t?""Maerxen" and "Senate," six to ten month
iger," about four months old. >1.50 case of 2 d<
i. Delivered in unlettered wagons If desire<
Chr. Heurich B
25th, 26th, D and Wat*
Do all your long-distance telephoning tonight
before midnight If you wish to take
advantage of the night half rates, for directly
after midnight?thai is, at 12:01 a.m.,
or a few seconds earlier, If possible?the
night rates will become the same as the
day rates, by order of the Bell and affiliated
companies, which met In New York
last week and decided on the change.
On the immediate lines of the Chesapeake
and Potomac Company t'he difference will
not be so noticeable, for Its chief long-distance
line is between Washington and Baltimore.
For service on that line the day
rate for three minutes' use Is 30 cents and
the night rate 25. Hereafter the night rate
will be 30 cents. But the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company owns the
other long-distance lines patronized largely
by Chesapeake and Potomac subscribers.
On those lines the night rates after C p.m.
have been exactly half of the day rates.
After midnight tonight they will be equal
to the day rates.
This action, it was explained at the office
of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele
phone Company, was made necessary by
the fact that most persons having occasion
to make long-distance calls, waited until 6
o'clock In the evening when the night rate
went Into effect. The result was that calls
became so numerous between 6 and ? o'clock
that frequently the business could not be
Lost Hand In Elmlra Reformatory and
Wants $25,000.
NEW YORK, August 31.?When ex-con
vlct John Joyce, who had lost four lingers
running a planing machine at Sing Sing
prison, died last Sunday the plan of his
lawyer, Joseph Shay of 300 Broadway, to
discover how far the state is liable for InJury
to its wards apparently went to pieces.
But yesterday a new client wl$h the same
sort of a case turned up and Shay will go
ahead with a suit for 125,000.
The client is James Manning, who was
sentenced to Elmira reformatory by Justice
Gildersleeve in 1886. He says that two days
after he reached Elmira he was compelled
to go to work with a circular saw and thut
within the first five minutes he lost his left
hand. yvms an RhsnJutA nnvipfl nt that
kind of a job, he tells the lawyer.
"Up to that time arid since my discharge
my character will be found to be excellent,"
Manning writes, "although I find It very
hard to get along. As they reformed me
they deformed me also."
Lawyer Shay will take the case to the
court of claims. He says that the point
Involved has never been ruled upon.
Will Furnish "Bowie" for the Army
Corps, According to Ancient Usage.
BERLIN, August 31.?The kaiser's experience
the other day, when he fell from his
horse during the Hanover maneuvers, entailed
a quaint, self-imposed penalty.
It appears to have been a custom, dating
from the time of Frederick the Great, that
an officer unhorsed during a parade must
set up for his comrades a copious quantity
of a German drink called bowle, which Is
a species of hock cup. The kaiser apparently
recalled the custom almost before he
touched the ground, for his flrst words to
his aid were:
"This will be a costly amusement. I
have to pay for a glass of bowle for every
man in the army corps."
It is understood that the kaiser is going
to pay the score.
Meeting of Unity Council.
At the last meeting of Unity Council No.
2, Independent Order Sons of Jonadab,
Worthy Chief Rhodes presiding, the committee
authorized to procure a seal for the
council, also an extra gavel, presented the
same. The committee appointed to secure
estimates for a lapel button or pin of the
order submitted a report and was authorized
to procure 100 rolled gold plate buttons
for the council. The recently elected
vice chief, R. F. Bowman, and Herald \V.
C. Wiman were installed by Grand Deputy
J. H. Watt. Financial Secretary H. S.
Killmon was accorded a welcome and reRtiondpd
with amiroDriate remarks. Tiie !
council then went into "good of the order"
and C. J. Parish was called to the chair.
"Temptation" was discussed by several
members present. The prosperity of the
order and the bright prospects of 11 vigorous
fall and winter campaign elicited remarks
from Messrs. Rhodes, Creamer. Watt.
O'Day, McCracken, Hand. Bowman, Sweeney.
Wiman and other* Refreshments
i were served. 1
lars?Bottfod for Home Use. ||1
r for the Hrewery-BottUng.
ig becF
h pure
I leurich's.
mcleam Hjeer that plays
=up?ets it amid poisons 1; 1
J unclean beer is not jljij '
but it's luinnniastlakabJy j|!
disastrous resuiits are
5 amto tfeurich 8 matc!h= ;|
1 bottling^ impure air,
;r cam not come in con= !
L It's impossible under
and barrelled through
ecting direct with the li |
is- all by themsellves.
s old, <1.75 case of 2 doz. bottles.
jz. bottles. 50c rebate for empty botJ.
Postal or 'phone W. 37.
rewimig Co;,
er Streets N. W.
Fidelity Lodge of Good Templars Entertains
Large Delegation.
Members of Perseverance, Minnehaha,
Excelsior, Star of Hope, Silver Star and
Palatial lodges, Independent Order of Good
Templars, were guests of Fidelity Lodge, ^
No. 320, In Bethesda, Md., last evening.
There was a very large attendance of ladies
and gentlemen, and Ice cream and cake
were furnished.
Arthur B. White, chief ruler of Jehu
Tent, No. 22, Independent Order of IteHia- <
bites, and Patrick MacManus, secretary
of Hope Council, No. 1, Independent Older
Sons of Jonadab. represented their respective
organizations, the latter advocating
in his remarks a more general feeling
of fraternity and co-operation among all /
workers in the temperance flwld. He **lci
all anxiety and ambition for the succesH of
an individual organization should be tub- ^
ordinated to the great cause in which all JT
are embarked, and hoped that the Goed ,
Templars, Rechabites and Jonadahs would
throw their doors wide open under "the
good and welfare of the order" and oxtend
invitations to members of" temperance organizations
to visit the lodges and councils
during that portion of the proceedings and
nuia iu8cmci ivt tii uuiuiiun Wi
Hl8 remarks were well received and
favorably commented on by Chairman H.
Henderson, who thanked the visiting
brethren for their attendance and Indorsed
Mr. MacManus' appeal for harmony, cooperation
and fraternity.
Chief Ruler White of the Rechabites delivered
two recitations In his Inimitable
style and was freely applauded.
Mrs. Minnie Wilson made a report on the
juvenile department of the Grand Lodge.
Mrs. Wilson, It was stated, has been inde
perance cause and has splendid results to
her credit. Mr. A. Wilson made a few remarks
on his visit to the lodge anil embodied
some advice therein. Mrs. W. L>.
Chiddy's reading of "When John Left ^he
Farm" was listened to with the closest attention
and elicited great applause. It \yas
one of the principal features of the evening.
Mr. John Foster was called on, but
suggested Chief Lee of Perseverance
Lodge. The latter spoke at length on ht? j
youthful experiences and dwelt on the
necessity of inculcating sobriety. Rev. 1 J
B. McLaughlin, an old member of the Good 4*
Templars, confined his remarks to a defense
of the church in Its efforts to promote
temperance, and resented any insin1uatlon
that it was recreant to its duty In
that respect.
A novel feature of the evening's entertainment
was an amateur vaudeville
sketch, entitled the "Southern Minstrels,"
by three members or silver star L,oage or i
Tenleytown. The city delegations were I
obliged to leave at 11 p.m., and therefore ^
were unable t9 remain for the dancing and '
music which closed the program.
L,ocal option was a subject of general <ii?cussion,
and the members were urged not
to lessen their efforts In the cause because
it prevailed in the county. About 180 guests
were present.
Rule Against Clarence Arrick. ,
Justice Stafford in the District Suprema
Court has Issued a rule against Clarence S.
Arrick. requiring him to show cause why
he should not be* adjudged In contempt of
court, 'l'ne ruie is reiurnsume wpieim/ri
4. and was Issued at the request of the
attorney for Arrick's wife. Octavla O. Arrlck.
It Is stated in the petition for the
rule that Arrick was ordered by the court i
to pay $10 a month toward the support of
an infant son In the custody of the mother.
and it is alleged that he has failed to do
More dfliciou< than Soda Water.
\tnrr< KutiKfvlfie tti?u Lemonade.
More beneficial than any drink ever made.
Good for children?food for grown folks.
Good for the lick?good for the well.
Drink It when you are thirsty.
Drink It when you are decreased.
It digests all yon do eat.
It makes good rich blood.
It makes you sleep.
It makes you strong. - \ j
Sc a giass or IbottJe.
Distributer and Bottler.

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