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of he Sxittmxi Jstef. Eli-1 COLORED COMIC SECTION. ^ ^ ^ y/ --;_ No. 128.?No. 37,143. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 1, 1907* FIVE CENTS. S _______________ ? SM BYJECORDS "Pressing Necessity" fcr Rerliirinn n P D Fxnprises. VIUVU IV} % < WW ? RESULT CF "EXPERIMENTS'' Salary LM Wliich Includes Promotions to Special Duties. cv aPPTTTTiTfi rr.-R WF.W IDEAS U-U i.At Vii * v A w ? - -? .. I5r_f Pisy for Sprvices That May Ee Classed ns Spectacular?New Offices. That rli*re may be no ?1??ijl?t as to the "pressing n? ? es.sity" for ii.< reduction of the pittan; ? s re< eived by the folder women ?r thw government prim ng office. a majority of wham are supposed to be without political pull, the records of t lie public I rintery have been consulted. These records give t);? gilt edge list of promoted and recently created officials. the bit? a:ies th?y are paid from th? public till and the high sounding titles that have been upplieil to them under tnp present t*s[irr:infiititl system. The women who toil in the bindery and folding department i.innot iindT the most favorable circumstances mrn more than fci..">0 per day. More often they receive wag"s varying from 7."> cents ! > t- I<er diem Yet, according an official. the public pi inter, under the advice of one of his nsfivtantn. it i? said. created sweat-shop conditions in the establishment by going down tin* not nnri lonninir off riO nrr cent of the earnin^s of the liar lest worked and most Illy paid class of en ployes In the printery - the women wlio fold. The records of the government printing office show that beginning with StllllnRs himself the front office force. the administrative department, is composed of men who draw hig pay for services that can he classed as . spectral or experimental, for lhe rii?r pnmrag plant is sam i<> "? through an experimental evolution, from the yractical to the theoretical. The salary of the public printer !s given as $.".5H0 per annum, ills recently created assistant, or deputy public printer, receives and his private secretary $2,250. Some New Offices. Then c<mie some of the nww offices born ?f the experimentulism now so rampant at the big print shop: A solk-iior etf 92,250; a foreman who is milking a tour of the northwestern states and Canada in ?earch of new Ideas at *2.4?M> and truvelttvk expenses: an individual whose designation. and duties appear to be a deep * and dark secret at $2,400 per; another name which appears to be In the same category and tor whom an official designation appears to be lacking on the router at the same rate of pfty> an arttng foreman who appears to be without a division?or, according to the office vernacular. "section"?at per annum; chief messenger. recently evolved, at $1.an appointment and correspondence officer (something new in the annals of the prlntery) at $3,000 per: file clerk at jl.woo. and bis assistant at $1,Voo; tlhen a variety of lesser fry clerks, stenographers, messengers and what not, down to messenger boy at $.'t??o. Next comes the ntwly created "doorkeepers' division." the members of which ran be distiiiKUished by their gold-bedecked uniforms ami bell-crowned caps liberally decorated with Rold lace and brass hmtons. There Is a chief doorkeeper at $1,100 and Ave assistant doorkeepers at $1.0<>0. The plain old-fashioned doorkeepers under former public printers wore every-day clothing and received $2..">0 per diem. "Special Administration."' Tn "the division of special administration" art- to be found many freak jobs: Superintendent of stables, foreman of stables, mail carrier In a most gorgeous uniform and with u ?nlnn- i.f ?1 OfHV pnrHacii rlrtvpru ut ?? ?(! ami $700, spei ial messengers, chief wagon iiies-vnger ?-t al.. at varying salaries, but none of them as low as the wage of the piece-working folder women, whose stipends have been reduced by recent order. Further down the list comes the brandnew "division of statistics and accounts." with Russell O. Beene as "statistician and accountant" and chief at $3,600 per annum. Iri the "paymaster's section" is found "the paymaster's guard" at $1,000. At the head of the "stock-keeping section" is the "chief stockkeeper," at J2.O00. and other stockkeepers. * to re kee [ ?! ?, etc.. at salaries ranting downward from $1.*<M to SM**. ri.en r<?mes trie formidable hook>eepmg section with its array of clerks with salaries from ?!' > down. Passing along the "costkeeping section" comes ri view with an "acting assistant foreman" in charge at $1,600 per." Following j?re "a. : ing suhformen," 'Vxamint-rs" and others with queer sounding t tl-.-sr and all at fat salai ;? < The "\ nukkn ; int; section" lias as i:s chief "tl ? bm>kkee|??*r its --barge." with an array ??f t liipMi ar> ? ' ks i:i r/ary of t :ie in sta] ation of the t-xpt-nsiv.- audit system. N \r to 11 on tie list is t.c divison of pubic (?- !rn? : ts. with a number of n?\vly ereat. ii offl anil h<?:iir y salaries, and its * ct?n sp? : n -t .tin! filing so lion." with a 3?? 17 wt?m;in in :r-rge. "Stock Section" an Innovation. The sto k t . nis also something vi? w \%'' <' _' ? ^!oekkeep?'r" In charge f. ?1 t\v. ? w clerks on the roll. Next Is tl section,'* and then the muot 1 <!itorial s ction." with an hi ting f editor in charge; three acting . 1 .1 . i iKi^ut-r. cj?tk ana messenger boy. 'I a?tingr chief editor receives a stipend of $1.sm> per annum and his assistants $1.7o?> each. "The bibliographical division" has sevral selections. The chief cataloguer receives $1,500. Then there are the index ft'on." "the library section" and "the employes' library section." The "division of purchase" is another brand-new one, with "Chief Inspector and Purchasing Agent" Edward S. Moores in charge, at $8,*'00 per annum. Here fol !<>ws a list of nineteen others, nearly ail of them high-priced officials. Last, but not least, is the "division of maintenance," of which Capt. Brian Is the head. It is said to be this top-heavy list of officers, real and imaginary, that has brought nb" it the reduction of the paltry sum heretofore paid the women<vho fold ft r i living The list represents the staff ?f the public printer, and the dignity of the nffiee demands, his lieutenants declare, that tl-.'-y should be well and sufficiently paid 1*1 - x-uysicai examinations. An mploye of the office has sent to The Htai the following: amnt the physical examination to which the venerable workers in the "old women's section'* of the folding room and bindery are subjected: 1 desire to call your attention to The lai??t rir.i..r VI - o? iit;? * ' ? -.. . ... .... D?iaiinKi<. mis urafr maki-s tt imperative that any one suspected of not Im-iiik able to <lo a fuil day's work mum appear before the medical chief. Dr. ILujinlntc. and there tco throuKh an examina(f'ontinued on 8econd Page.) SHOT mm SIGHT Fatal Feud Fight in Mississippi on Friday. ONE DEAD, ANOTHER DYING Victims Were Nephew and Brother of Senator Money. tmrt t n r\ twttat i ivir.a. Li. u. ?j\ v u.l v iyu | Killing of Her Husband Six Months Ago Led Up to the Double Tragedy. SjKM-in] IHspatrii to The Star. i GHKKNWOOD, Miss.. August 31.?Mrs. Lizzie Henderson, tiie beautiful young willow of L. (I. lleiidt'ixiii, may be held j ' for complicity in murder in connection with the double tragedy vesterd ty at Money , station, near he:e, when J. I). Money, jr., twenty years old. a nephew of United ; States Senator 11. D. Money, was shot and . instantly killed, ami Col. James D. Money. ; sr., brother of the senator, mortally wounded by Dr. Grover Kirby and his son, R. L. j Kirby. Mrs. Henderson had sworn ven, geance for the killing of her husband, who ! was shot six months ago by J. D. Money, Jr.. at precise'y the same spot where yes| terday's double tragedy occurred. Young Money was acquitted after a long and bitter trial, in which the anti-Money faction made charges of corruption of the court. Mrs. Henderson took an oath at the time that her husband's slayer would meet death, and pawned her jewelry to secure a feud fund. Both Swore Vengeance. Dr. Grover Kirby is a brother of Mrs. Henderson, and lie joined the widow in the oath to wreck vengeance. Dr. Kirby had charged that the trial of young Money was a travesty on justice, evidence being , j presented that Henderson was assassinated 1 while his back was turned. Gov. James 1 K. Vardaman. a close relative of the Money family, reached here today and made pro..;?4 * e I ^ e ,r A It v ipiuu 1UI i lie i unri <ti \j l jiuuug ?uviivj . is not thought that Col. Money can survive the night. The two Moneys and the two j Kirbys met late yesterday afternoon in a public road near the railroad at Money station. Kirbys Were Unhurt. All were armed, each faction having ex- ' pected trouble for some time. The Kirbys w?re quickest to get into action, young Klrby's first shot killing the younger Money, and the latter's father being wounded by n ball from the pistol of Dr. Klrby. Neither of the Kirbvs wafi Injured. Both have been arrested. The original caus? of the feud a pate two years ago over the dividing line 1 between the Henderson .and Money cotton plantations. ANGLO-RUSSIAN AGREEMENT REMOVES A LONG-STANDING BRITISH BUG-A-BOO. Covers the Often Aggravated Condi tion of Affairs in the Middle East. Spheres of Influence. LONDON, August 31.?The formal conclusion of the Anglo-Russian convention signed today has been long awaited and is welcomed in Great Britain as putting an end to the years of misunderstanding and Ill-feeling between the two powers, particularly in respect to the middle east. It is also welcome as removing the fears of many Englishmen that sooner or later Russian commerce would advance to the south ward and threaten the Indian empire. The terms of the convention will not be divulged until foreign governments are fully acquainted therewith, but the contents of tile agreement have been known for months past. The convention particularly defines* the lines of action Great Britain and Russia will follow in Persia, Thibet and Afghanistan. In Persia the spheres of in! iluence are definitely fixed. Russia main\ tains her position in the north and Great Britain in the south of that country. Great Britain is thus relieved of anxiety that Russia is scheming to secure a port on the Persian gulf. When Lord Lansdowne was foreign secretary he declared that any attempt on the part of Russia to do tiiis would mean war. n. _ a _ a T-? _ status 01 .rersia. The other governments Interested in Persia have been assured that the convention does no-t threaten the integrity of the country and does not interfere with the vested interests of any one, and for this reason , the question of the Bagdad railroad is left to future negotiations between the powers, including Germany and France. '' The convention is understood to guarantee the maintenance of the present position of t Afghanistan and Thibet, each power agreeing not to endeavor to secure any advantages in these fields that might redound to the disadvantage of the other. INCREASED EXPENDITURES. August Surplus Over $4.000,000 Less Than for Same Month Last Year. The forthcoming monthly statement of the government receipts and expenditures will show an Increase In ihe receipts for August of about $2,218,000, as compared with August, Utoti. The expenditures, however, will be shown to have been materially greater, so that the surplus for August will be about 13,451,000, or over J-MSMAOOO less than for August last year. The civil and miscellaneous expenses will be over S3.0<J0,t00 greater than for th-? corresponding month last year. The War Department expenditures wt 1 also be greater by $2.o0O,COO, and the navy expenditures greater by $2,r>0<>,0Oi>. The public works item will also show a marked increase. The receipts from customs during the last month show an increase over August, lUOCf, of internal revenue increased ?tK2.2?>3, and miscellaneous receipts increased about $l,i:#>,007. Fear the Boll Weevil. COLOMBIA. S. C., August 31?An insect which is declared by well-informed persons to be the Texas boll weevil has made Its appearance In I>aurens county In the Piedmont section of South Carolina and farmers are alarmed over the situation. Very yount; bolls, after being attacked by the insect, die in a day, wither and drop to the ground. Farmers of that section declare that their crops will be materially cut oft by the ravages of the insect, which is new to this section. k \\\ Kv,, Aw jC\ ipjfx-ooklvlg t /itpoh john dis1 ?" w -0'Mnuflfi y?u u ?lTTtl ~i tt&jF a/jfir/ff. M?KI TS-.CK! ~i_ "*"X^?UNG fflU)' to1 s'" - VIEWED BRIDGE VICTIMS 30RCNERS JURY STARTS TO WORK AT QUEBEC. rale of the Dead May Never Be Completed?Scenes at the Morgue. Indians Arrive. QUEBEC, August 3'.?Up to a laic hour onight no more -bodies were taken out of he debris of the Quebec bridge. At noon he coroner's Jury, which is composed of nany prominent men, including several nanufaoturers, was sworn in, and viewed he thirteen bodies at the morgue, and the nquest was adjourned until next Tuesday. This afternoon the Jury visited the scene >f the accident, also viewing the bodies >f Hardy and Crotteau, who lived near the bridge. The scene at the morgue was a pathetic one, as the relatives of some of the victims saw the latter for the first time. 3ne of the victims is minus his head and his arm is torn oft and lies beside him on the coffin. Others had parts of their legs ompletely torn away, and thirteen bodies ire badly mutilated. Fifteen members of the Caughnawaga tribe, including squaws, arrived in town today, and were given leave by the coroner to remove the bodies of their tribesmen. The body of C. A. Meredith, the only American round, was sent to his home In Columbus, Ohio, this evening. There are still all kinds of rumors as to the number of victims, but according to Thursday night's pay list eighty-six men were at work when the bridge went down, eleven being Injured, fifteen being taken out of the debris, and sixty still missing. However, the men around the works are of the opinion that others not at that special work that day were on the bridge looking at their companions working. The bodies still missing may never be found, as they ure probably lying under the mass of steel. Commissioners Arrive. There were 18.000 tons of steel in position Thursday, most of which went down in the wreck and Into the river. This morning Mr. Parent, president of the Quebec Bridge Company, came here from nttnu/n jinri soon aftpr his arrival drnvo to the scene of the accident wtth Messrs. Hoi gat e, Kerr, Butler and Schreiber, the federal Investigating commissioners, and made a thorough examination of the bridge. Messrs. J. S. Deans, A. D. Milliken, A. Deans and Scharler, officials of the Phoenix Bridge Company, arrived in town about 4 o'clock, but will not visit the scene of the accident until tomorrow morning. Mr. Deans had an interview with Mr. Parent and the former admitted that no fault could 1* found with either of the piers and was surprised that they stood the strain of the falling steel. Up to Thursday, Mr. Deans says, everything worked to perfection. The governmept commission will begin investigation in the courthouse on Tuesday next, as will the coroner's jury. The official list of missing American and Canadian bridge workers remains the same as sent out last OIA ICCI1 .Hi" i iv?ni.;, iiiuvivvu v u?J?*dians and twenty-four Indians. ENTITLED TO DEAWBACK. Opinion on Imports From Philippines Subsequently Exported. The Attorney General has rendered an opinion, at the request of the Treasury Department, in which he holds !n effect that materials brought into the I'nited States from the Philippine Islands may be used in the manufacture of articles for exportation to foreign countries, with benefit of the drawback provision of the tariff act of 1897. Under this; rui nir P?r cent of the dulies paid on the materials comine frosn t.lie Philippines wlien tlie manufactured articles are exported to any foreign country have tlie benefit of drawback, the word "Imported" in the tariff act beinz interpreted! to include shipments from the Philippine Islands by re;tson of the sevoral tariff laws relating to those islands. The question directly at issue was whether sugar brought front the Philippines to tlie United States could he used In tbe manufacture of sirup and exported to CTTrope with the benefit of drawback. The new ruling holds in the affirmative. ARTILLERY TELL-TALE. Seismograph Used to Locate Unseon Batterfes. Special Cablegram to Th? Star. VIENNA. August 31.?According to the \ "v. ^ SIDE-STEPPERS. Vaderland some important experiments were made (luring the recent Ostend gunnery trials in the Kraen districts. Prof. Belar. director of the Laibach observatory, used the seismographic apparatus to *ee if It was possible to calculate scientifically by the vibration of the aarth the location and direction of distant artillery fire. Hitherto, with the use of smokeless powder, the exact whereabouts of an enemy's batteries has been very difficult to determine accurately. The results of Prof. Belar's experiments were satisfactory, l'hey will be continued during the coming autumn artillery maneuvers In the Karawauken hills. THE STAB, TODAY. i ne star today consists of six paits. as follows: rage*. Part I?Ncwa 18 Part II? 8 Part III?MagnjUoe 20 Part IV?Women's and F?>hlcn? Part V?Sports * Pa.. VI?Comic Section * Part One. Pa?e Shown by the Records 1 Fatal Feud Figbt in Mississippi 1 Raymond Norrls Drowns 1 Bucket Shop Haven 1 Hi-shops Incensed 2 Busy Court Season 2 Sa<l Tale of Raisuli 2 Bureau of American Republics 3 Portland Law ixmrerence o Moors Fighting Hard 5 Prince Wllhelm Is Very Busy *J Lawn Prize Awards 0 Army and Navy News 7 In the Stores 7 Education in the South S George Washington University's Plans for Next Year # News of Local National Guardsmen 10 Musical Mention 10 Affairs in Maryland 11 In the Old Dominion 11 Financial Page 12 Playground Tourney 12 Summer Kesorts 13 Classified Ads 14 Ciassitied Ads 15 Star Day at Luna Park 10 a.. rr iwo- rage. I Society 2 i Alexandria Society 3 -j Richmond Society 3 I Editorials 4 ! In the Kcalui of Higher Tilings 5 | As the Cartoonists See th? News (j 1 Haunted I'ouses in Washington 0 The Castle of Doubt ' 0 The Theater 7 Local News & Part Three. ? Page. THE STAT IK. BY EDEN PHILLPOTTS AND ARNOLD BENNETT 13 j The Child. By Uobert E. Parle, I'h.D 3 I Kaleigh's El Dorado. By Stephen Bonsai Ti , The Fox's Heart. By II. B. Marriott Watson. t? i 1 Uniadiug Up Maggie. By .Sewell Ford i> How Animala Help Each Other. By W. T. Hornaday 11 t'haperoned l?y Nancy. By Mary C. Hiciiardboii Part Four. Page Labor's Holiday 2 THE POWEKS AND MAX INK T 8 Mr. Dooley 4 Evolution of the Pianoforte 5 Paris Fashions 0 The Home Dresauiuker 7 The Impersonator 8 Part I ive. rage. VatUnnl.. T> < TJ * A ?-?anuuaio urai uusiuu Aguiu. 1 Kerr Defaults 1 Colin Wins Futurity 1 Athletic Events at Washington Grove 2 Local Horses to Go to Tlmonium 2 I Nuisance on the Hall Field 3 Practical Close of Rowing Season 3 i Batting and Fielding Averages of the Nationals 3 When Nationals Downed Olympics 3 Racing on the Pacific Coast 4 Races at Norfolk 4 Stories of Base Bail Players 4 Tales of the Turf 4 Departmental League Making Preparation for Next Sea&on 4 Part Six. Page. S'amto and Ills Fnnny Noises 1 Brownie Clown of Rrowuletown 2 Hub? He' ^Mways to Blame a l'm'le G*. Washington Rings, the Village Story-Teller * * 3 Kic-odemus Napoleon James Crow, jr 4 Marj and ller Little Lamb 4 MME.EMMA EAMES DIVORCED FINAL DECREE GRANTED THE OPERA SINGER YESTERDAY. Story of the Estrangement and Separation Has Been Carefully Kept From the Public. NEW YORK, August 31.?Madame Emma Eames-Slory, the opera ginger, was today granted a final decree of absolute divorce from Julian Story, the artist. The decree was granted1 by Supreme Justice Morschauser at White Plains and permits Mime. Barnes to resume her maiden name If she s|> desires. She Is also allowed to remarry "In the same manner as if the defendant, Julian Story, were actually dead." The judgment contains the customary provision against the marriage of Mr. Story, however, during the lifetime of Mme. Fames. The decree is brief and formal and contains no details of the evidence taken by Referee Frank M. Buck, on which an interlocutory decree was gi anted In April 1 ? News that Mme. Eames hail brought suit" for a divorce from her husband. Julian Story, became known last spring and occasioned much surprise In operatic, art and social circles where the Storys were prominent. Only a few intimate friends had known of the estrangement that had developed from divergent views and temperamental differences. The demands 01 art on both the husband and wife were exacting and the estrangement eventually led to a suit by Mme. Eames to release her from ner marriage ties. How They First Met. Mme. Barnes first met Ju'ian Story in Paris, it is said, when the young artist was struggling to make his way. They were married in London in lS'dl, two years after her Paris debut. The Storys had two homes abroad, one in Paris and the other a medieval castle in Ita'.y. Svene years ago Julian Story established his home in Philadelphia. Keports of differences between the couple have cropped up from time to time in the last two years, but have always met with denial. A year ago Mme. Eames made a special trip to Philadelphia in order to appear ?s hostess at a mask ball which her husband was giving. It?was said at the time Mme. Eames made the trip for the purpose of refuting the reports of differences with her husband. The details of the case have been guarded with the utmost care and so well has this secrecy been preserved that, although the New York Jaw recognizes but one cause for divorce, no hint of the identity of the corespondent has been allowed to reach the public. Mme. Eames is now in Europe. _ . ' i ?-K?iJMUll UFIQM EVIL DKUG RESPONSIBLE FOR RECENT NAVAL DISASTERS. .Vpf'iM Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, August 31.?The government's show of virtue this week in the adoption of drastic measures for the suppression of the opium evil in Indo-Ciiina is regarded with scorn by those aware of the existence of a monstrous opium scandal tn the chief branch of the government's own service. It is pretty well known that the efficiency of the French army is honeycombed, so to speak, by opium. Rank and file alike, especially in the Mediterranean fleet headquarters at Toulon, are victims of the habit, and stories ,of its ravages are widespread and appalling. The French papers for patriotic reasons, ignore the scandal, but the evil has grown to such proportions that it has alarmed the government, and there is a probability of strong and secret efforts being made to suppress It. It is even said that the recent long series of naval mishaps find explanations largely In the demoralizing effect of the drug. Paris even is not exempt from this evil. Recently an opium den was discovered In a street near the Grand Boulevard. When the police entered the first floor of the nn?rtmf>nt th#>v fniinri fiftv rpe'tilsti of the establishment there under the influence of the drug. Vesuvius Still Moaning. ROME. Aug 31.?Mount Vesuvius continued in action today. The crater is slowly emitting lava and smoke. i / LAD DROWNSJH RIVER Perishes in Potomac While Baby Nephew Laughs. i capq rnriM tuc cca \a/ai i uum \j i ii v ivi i i i u uun rv nuu , 1 Body Recovered by the Police of the Harbor Precinct. STATEMENT. OF TWO WITNESSES Raymond Norris Asks to Have Deepest Water Pointed Out and Takes Piunge. Seeking out the deepest water off ihe foot of, 4th street southeast yesterday afternoon. Raymond Xorris, elt ven years old. of fill I, street southeast, plunged in and was drowned. After dragging for some time the police of the harbor precinct succeeded in recovering the body, and it was taken to the morgue. Alter Coroner Xevitt has viewed the body it wi'.l be faken to the home of tha dead boy's brother to await burial. Raymond, who was giving his baby nephew, Russell Xorrls, a riJe in a small go-cart, left his home on I> street shortly before 3 o'clock to play in the neighborhood. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Howard Norris. cautioned the boy not to be away long, and he said he would not. Raymond, however, went almost directly to the river. A few we?ks before l e had spent some time at Henning and there had been in swimming. It Is thought he wanted to satisfy a longing to repeat his former experiences. L'pon reaching the wall at the foot of 4th street Raymond left .the baby-nephew in the cart, and. quickly slipping'out of his clothes, he lookei down Ht thp ivflfpr. "Where Is the Deepest WaterP" William Newman, 514 K streef southcast. and William Mills. 1203 4th street southeast, were near at hand, ami watched Raymond as he passed along the wall. Young Xorris walked over to them after a minute's hesitation and asked: "Where Is the deepest water oft here? ' "Are you going to Jump In?" they asked in return. "Yes, where it is deepest," was the reply. "Aren't you afraid you will get drowned?" "I don't care," quickly answered Raymond. and a few seconds afterward he plunged Into the water. The dive was a long one on account of the height of the wail, and NewmaVl and Mills noticed that the boy fell flat on the water. Watching they saw he was limp and motionless, vxcept for the fact that h v. as rising to the surface and tben sltUyng. again. Quickly realizing that the boy was drowning the two boys male anontcry. Several persons were parsing and Vioor/I ??ta friao A AAlnraH man in u hnut who was some distance out in the river, rowed up. Ona of these attractei to the scane Jumpad into th? water without stopping to remove his clothes, but young Xorris had gone down for the last time, and the efforts to save him from the watery grave w >re In vain. Little Nephew Laughs. The little nephew laughed at his uncle in the water, not realizing that the latter was drowning. Witnesses say that Raymond seemed to have been frightened by the depth of the water and was evidently unable to help himself after plunging in. He was only a few feet from the wnll from which he had jumped, and yet seemed to mako no effort to get to It. Raymond was unable to swim, according to the beiH-f of his relatives, but he evident y thought he would be able to get back to the wall after jumping in. When the efforts of those at hand failed to recover the bo'jy 1'olicemen m: ana i Totten of the fif^h precinct were notified of the drowing. and they quickly summoned the harbor police launch. With grappling hooks, which they used from small boats, the harbor policemen dragged the river bottom In the vicln.ty of the wall and soo 1 Jjrought up the little body. The identity was at first not known, and the remains were taken to the morgue. The three-year-old nephew, Russell, still s.tt in the go-cart, awaiting the return of his uncle. He watched the proceedings with great interest, and finally he was asked who his uncle was. The little fellow was unable to tell his own name or that of the dead boy, and he was taken to the home of Mrs. Robinson, 1132 4th street southeast. Lad Was an Orphan. Meanwhile Mrs. Xorris was becoming anxious about her little son and her young brother-in-law. She looked &!:out the ne gh OOl nOOU Wlieil llieir It-il^liirucu IIIIU cm hour, but she could hnd no trace of the pair. It was more than an hour after the fatal plunge was taken 'hat Mrs. Norris learned of the fate of her brother-in-law and her little eon. Raymond was an rrphan, his parents having died about livt years ago. He formerly lived with his father. John F. Norris, at 17-17 Thomas avenue, Baltimore. Since the death of his parents Raymond had lived with his brother, Howard Norris in this city, and it was from his home that Raymond went out yesterday afternoon never to re turn alive. The dead boy wall a nephew of Joshua Mewshaw. station master ; of the Pennsylvania railroad here, and it I w;>? n,.ur Mr Mewshiw's home in Hennincr ! that young Xorris hatl iiisr lirst try at swimming. MANSFIELD'S ESTATE. Judge Dittenhoefer is Named as Executor. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. NEW YORK, August 31.?Many and varied estimates were made today of the fortune left by Richard Mansfield. Most of the estimates plated his estate at tJKJO.OOO, and were based on the folio wing: items: Stocks, bonds and rights to plays, fcJOO.OOO. Scene it. costumes and effects, $2004<*X). Hnnsr. at :flt! Riverside drive. SlSO.OuO. Three eefates at New London, Conn., $150,000. Life insurance, $250,000. Same of these estimates were pure guesswork, and, it is said, are too high. The farms owned by Mr. Mansfield and which are said to be worth $150,000, are probably not worth nmcli more than half of that amount, and his life insurance is_jiurely a matter of guesswork. Judge A. T. Dittenhoefer. who is named ! as the exeeytor. said today tjiat he himself i di-d not know yet how much the estate was I worm. rn- uivugm ui?.t v* cin I<11 fet-, liui would not foot ud to $iHJU,<JOO by any means. The will is to be read on Monday afternoon xafter the funeral, wnich will take pla?e from the Mansfield country home. Seven Oaks, at New l.nndon. Pr. Alfred Poole Grant of St Jamas' Kpiscopal Church will officiate. Th> pallbearers named are B n D. Stevens, for many years Mr. Mansfield's manager; -Paul Wilstach and John Appleton of New York and Co!. Tyler. Koland P. lveasby and EUwai d ! Jewett. BUCKET SHOP M Alexandria Said to Ctfer Safe Asylum. FIRM RFPHRTFn AQ Mn\/iwr. - . . WII aaar n V III V f I IVU Virginia Law Countcnanccs Practice of Traffic. CITY EXACTS A $1S0 LICENSE State Also Demands $200, nn.l Then the BusiilPSa Mnir Prnouo/J Unmolested. \ Spfn ial (\irr.'i|?^i(l< n. r of Th*1 Star. ALEXANDRIA, Vs.. August 31. 1007. A report is current in this citv that the alleged bucket shop operator* in Washlngton, who are now being prosecuted by tha authorities of that city, may 11 ml a haven in tliis city. ami. If reports are true, tt;e members of at least one llrtn have negotiated. or are negotiating, for a place on Klr.g street, where they, It Is stated, can conduct tlv'r business free from molestation. A well-known lawyer to!<l a Star reporter this evening that there la no Jaw to prohibit bucket shops In the state of Virginia. According to tha law of the state it is specified that "bankers and brokers d-allng In options or in buying or selling options or futures shall pay the sum of ?2X1 per year for the privil'g* of transacting such business." The city license for the business Is SI.V) per year. If the bucket shop people in vail * this city they will, therefore, be free from molestation, hs they are in all other ctTl s throughout the state of Virginia where bucket shops are operated. It is also pointed out that as Alexandria is very near Washington, and with quick car service and good telegraphic and telephonic communication between the two cities. It is regarded as more than probable that many of the bucket sh>>p keeper* will, if the fight is continued by the Washington authorities, come over on this aida ol the Potomac in order to continue their business. Warm Welcome for Firemen. A rousing reception greeted the Alexandria Bremen when they reached litis city at 0 o'clock tonight on the steamer Newport News on their return from the tire-men's slate convention at Newport News, Va, Long before Ihe hour appointed for th? arrival of the t?:eamer K-tnc street wtfs thronged with people all ready to assilrt in giving the tire laddies a great welcome. The wharf where the steamer landed was also crowded. The firemen were met at the steamboat wharf by A large number uf thu stay-at-home members, including Chief George W. Petty, and in a few minutes at.er they h?u Uiaemoarkeil tile men lormed Into line, neaued uy Uilct felly and a squad of polic ineu. Tney inarched uy Prince street to tne engine house of th?t Relief hooK and ladder company. The bells of the company were rung lor several minutes. I'pon ailiving at tne company s houso the drum corps 01 the Rel/ance nre company serenaded ti,e stay-at-home members, while red lights, orums, bells and horns of every description produced as much racket as Imaginable. The nreinen, with the drum carps playing catchy air.;, then turned into King street, which was virtual.y a blaz- of red light from one end to the other. The men inarched to the place of business of Chitf Petty, where red lights were displayed fn profusion. They then continued up King street and visited tiirt eng ne houses of the Columbia and Reliance compani s as tiio bells of those companies pealed forth a welcome. visiiinir i lie Reliance company's house the iireni?-n returned to the Columbia engine house, where refreshments were served in abundance. Among those wiio returned with the Alexandria firemen were members fr.>m the companies at Woodstock, Harrisonburg and Strasburg. The visitors were loud in their praise of the hospitable manner In which they were treated in this city. . After a supper at the Columbia house most of the members went home. The firemen report that they had a most enjoyable time during their stay ut Newport News. Many of the visiting firemen expect to return home early tomorrow morning. The stay-at-home members of the Reliance company warmly congratulated the members who attended the convention for having succeeded in 'Nipturing the second prize for being the best uniformed company in line at the convention. Quiet Labor Day Expected. Labor day will not be generally observed in this city. The hanks and city offices will be closed throughout the <lay. The post office will be open until 10 o'clock, and there will be but one delivery of mail, at 8 a.m., nml one collection will be made, at 5 D.ni. The majority of the business houses will close :u noon for the remainder of tlie day. A large number of people will, it Is expected, leave the city during the day for the various pienfc resorts near the city, and everything points to a very quiet labor day as far as this city is concerned. The services at Christ I'rotestant Episcopal Church tomorrow will he conducted by Rev. 11- K. Massie of the Episcopal Theological Seminary. Hi v. Thomas J. Packard will officiate at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church At the various other churches the resident clergy will officiate. Mr. L. J. Mcintosh will deliver an address at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Second Presbyterian Church on the necessity of a city Sunday school association to promote, through the united efforts of all denominations, greater interest and efficiency in the Sunday schools. Mr. Mcintosh is secretary of the Virginia Sunday School Association. Funeral services over the remains of Bessie Bolten. the young girl who die t at the Alexandria Hospital Friday night last from injuries sustained hv the explosion of a gasoline stove, will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence of Mr.s. Charles Kelley. The interment wiil be private. Workhouse Did Not Suit Her. Alice Galllhnn, who was sentenced to serve thirty days In the workhouse on a charge of drunkenness, walked away from that institution after being1 there but an hour. The police have been notified to rearrest her. It is expected that when she is again taken in custody she wiil be given a jaii sentence. The corner stone of Liberty Haptint Church, colored, 'J 13 North Alfred street, will be laid at - o'clock tomorrow afternoon under the auspices of A exandria T iU 13*11, . William W Arnett lias purchased from T2. J. Fleming a house and lot situated on the :iorth side of Frankiin street bt-tween W nhlnftton an?l St. A-aph str. t*. The Alexandria AthlPtic Club bun > ball team this afternoon defeated the Crown Cork and Seal club of Baltimore by a core of 1- to ;t.