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Dryden Day at the National Rifle Tourney. THE BIG DAY OF THE SHOOT Contest for Splendid Trophy Valued at $3,000. ALMOST IDEAL CONDITIONS Result of 20G yard Stage?Yester day's Matches?New York's Fifth Victory in Revolver Contest. SKA (ill'.T. N J September ?}.?This is ?'Dryden tiny" at the r.li ? tournament, the big ihiy df the shoot anil under almost ideal conditions. Teams of eight repres ntlng the District of Columbia. Mury u:nl New J"r-i y. Massachusetts anil tie CniUd S ates cavalry, infantry and Marine Corrs took the 2M*-yard butts at 8;"0 o'clock in the race for the Jil.mH trophy $ir?o given by Senator-John F. Dryden of New Jersey ami second and third priz s of $!<;?> and The ten-shot match is also over th? yard and 1.?M?-yard r inges. Tiie District of Columbia was second. The Jersey men kept the trophy at home in 1!*>1 and again last year. The army infa:Ury captured it in Hftt. and the Buckeyes in 1'.* District Ranked Sixth. The District ranked sixth in the J* O-yard stage of th ? Dryden match, with a score of The Mar.ne Corps led with 352. fol lowed by New Jersey, with 34."i. The cav alry. :U3; the infantry. :'.42. Massac-h..setts, 342; Maryland made 321*. Lieut. 11 idenrich was high for the Dis trict. with 47. which only ('apt. Gibn 'y of ihe cavalry team belt, with 48. The District score is as'fol.ows: I.'eut. Heidi nrich. 47; Corp Schrlver. 4.1; L'eut. Johns, 41'. Sergt. Norris. .Is; Capt. Forsyth?. ??2; Lieut, lackland. 4o. Sergt. Cowers, :ijj; Sergt. Brown, 4.'i; total, ?>5. Matches Won Yesterday. The Regimental match was won yester day afternoon eg the l.OiJU-yard range by the ?>th Massachusetts Regiment team, which defeated the Cnited States Infantry and Cavalry and three Marine Corps teams *ind teams from the state militia. The ranges w.-re at 200, 600 and 1 ,oo<> yards. The Bay stale sharpshooters defeated the regular infantrymen by lt> points, the re spective scores being "oil and 74G. The other scores were: Seventy-first New York. 732; Cnited States Cavalry. 721; Cnited State Marine t'orps, No. 2. 71">; Cnited States Marine Corps, No. 3. 71.'!; 2d New Jersey. 7<>K, 1st New Jersey, tat!; 2d Engineers. New York. ?2*>. 1st District Columbia. t<7!?; 4th New Jersey. (UU>; Cnited States Marine Corps, No. 1. t>il; 2d District Columbia. ?V41. Squadron A. New York, once inur;. mak ing the tifth year in succession, took the revolver match for teams of live at slow and rapid tire The score; Squadron A. New York. !>73; Manhattan It. and R. Association. 521; 3d Battalion, District of Columbia, 71ti; Battery A, New Jersey. 713. The Hall match, ten shots at fiOO yards, for the trophy ofTered by Robert S. Hall of Boston, was won by Lieut. Townsend Whelan. Cnited States Infantry. who ?cored 41* points. Lieut. C. F. Silvester of the 2d New Jersey was second. The all-comers' squadded revolver match was won by J. A. Dletz of New York with 125. APPROVES THE PHILIPPINES. Does Not Say as Much of the Fili pinos. Special Cablegram to The Star. MANILA. September G.?After making a tour of the Philippine archipelago and care fully studying the conditions and being much feted during their tour Representa tives John M. Reynolds of Pennsylvania and James McKinney of Illinois sailed for home today. Many government officers and merchants assembled at the dock to bid them farewell. Mr Reynolds said; "I leave the Philippines with a. contirm-'d opin ion that we should continue as we have begun. We should not cross the bridge of Independence till we have reached It, and we are not yet near it." Mr McKinney said; "If the Filipinos wocld show half the enthusiasm about agriculture that they do about politics they Would help to solve the problem of the future of the islands." ROBBED BY FOUR MILES. Railroad Straightened Its Tracks and Beat Its Passengers. HARRISBURH. Pa.. September 6?A re port filed with the internal affairs depart ment shows that the Pennsylvania railroad between Pittsburg and Philadelphia is 348.8 miles in length. This report was filed in accordance w;th the recent law passed by the legislature. Persons traveling between the cities have been charged for 3T>3 miles, this being the distance when the road was measured be fore the company began straightening Its lines, and in the curves that have been re moved within the last year the distance has been reduced four miles. There has been no corresponding reduction in the mileage. The reduction will b^ necessary now Entitled to Full Pay for Labor Day. The controller of the treasury has ren dered a decision to Lieut. J. H Poole, act ing officer In charge of public buildings aod grounds, stating that the 4<*i employes of that o til re are entitled to full pay for Labor day. although they were granted holiday The controller says he takes this action under the order of President Roose velt dated Augu t 10. 1!??7. d?*claring Labor day a holiday for per diem employes of the government as well as others. Britishers Will Bowl. i i! CaMegrani to Tile Slar. I.OND?*N. S-ptemtier ft.?A team of ama teur cricketers, under the auspices of the Marybbone Crickct Club, will satl on the l.ucanla from Liverpool tomorrow for New York The team will 1?* captained by Hes kelti Prltchard. and will include Capt VVyn ward assistant secretary of Marylebone Cricket Club, and two of the South African team, now playing in Kngland. R. O. Hchwartx and Slblev J Snooke. Pritcharil to generally recognized as the best amateur f?-? tiowler in Kngland. Assets Near a Million. NKW YuKK. September 6.?W Frank Newell, assignee of Watson & Co.. mem bers of the stock exchange, the Chicago Boird of Trade and other exchanges, who assigned yVsterday, has prepared a tenta tive schedule of assets of the firm, which will be submitted to the supreme court to d? i The estimated assets of the firm are Hh> ;**>. A statement of liabilities is being prepared, but will take some time, as cus tomers' accounts have not been liquidated, and securities which were purchased by customers have been pledged with banks as ae< uritv for demand loans, and these loans tin if not been uald. Baltimore Publisher Dead. BALTIMORE. September 6. ? August laisin. founder of the Baltimore Journal erman), died at his ht(/he here yesterday of acute indigerfioti. }$ Qisin was tlfty fi?ur yeats old. PRINTING OFFICE SOLICITOR AN OFFICE RECENTLY CREATED AT SALARY OF $2,250. His Duties Require a Carriage and Its Equipment?The Other Side. One of the gilt-edged jobs at the govern ment printing office is said to be the office of solicitor. This official draws down an annual salary of 12.250 and is said to be provided with a handsome equipage "befit ting his rank." Previous public printers did not find it necessary to have a "solic itor," nor do the heads of the big depart ments of the government, but under the new elaborate and expensive system that is being installed in the establishment a solic itor has become a very necessary adjunct. In referring to the solicitor an official said the motto of his office is "Lest we for get." It L? said to mean that his principal duty is to ride around in his carriage among the executive departments and bu reaus and cause the officials in charge to remember that there is such an institution in existence as the government printing office. He also carries the "glad hand with him and is expected to talk print shop to the aforesaid officials, and tell them what nice work the government printing office is pre pared to print at the lowest spot cash price. In Other words, the solicitor is expected to solicit, and while doing so to exploit the new features of the office he represents and in cidentally estimate on any julss the officials may want "executed in the tinest style ot the art." as the country print-shop proprie tor would DUt it. The Contrast. While the officials on the gilt-edged list are drawing big salaries for the part they are playing in "the system." there is another class of employes upstairs in the establishment who are made to toil like sweatshop workers for the pittances the> receive. The folder women, whose stipend has been cut down to almost one-half of I lie former figure in order that the expenses of the establishment, including the high priced audit system and the salaries of the ? front office" officials and the "staff." may be kept within the hounds of the appro pr atlon for expenses, are laboriously at work in their efforts to earn under the re duced scale enough money to keep body and soul together ? In addition to their hard work in folding, pasting, gathering, etc.. a recent general order requires them to keep a record of their efforts and make an entry every twelve minutes during the working day on a blank printed on watermelon red paper. The heading on this blank is: "Piecework Folding Div sion." Below this in smalltr type arrears this legend: "Designed for the exclusive use of the government printing office." Long Columns Follow. Then follow long columns for the entry of jacket number, time, this column being subdivided into, spaces for every twelve minutes from S o'clock a.m. to 5 o'cIock p.m.. for it may be remarked, according to an official, that many of the folders toll until the latter hour in their struggle to make the limit. Then there are columns on the watermelon red blank for "time." "sigs ," "quantity." "number folds," "op erations." "at." "amount" and "expense." the last column being <rrowded full of the | word "Wait." So it arrears that besides having their stipend cut down to "sweat-shop" figures, the women of the folding department are also required to maintain a system of rec ord keep'ng under "the system" without receiving compensation therefor. It was also reported today that two of the "fined" proofreaders, William A. Pef fer and William F. l>orsey, paid the last installments of their fines yesterday, amounting to more than $il each. The of fense rharged against them, it is said, was they Dassed the word "cemetery" for "seminary." CHICAGO DOCTORS PUZZLED. Strange Case of Lawyer Picked Up in Dazed Condition. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, 111.. September 0?In the case of William C. Schafer. the wealthy lawyer who was picked up in a dazed condition in KM street, near Jackson Park early yes terday morning after an unexplained ab sence of two weeks from his home and his law office, the medical experts have a mys tery that they are unable to solve. He has been unable to give any account of his wanderings or his actions during the period of his disappearanc?. and sev I eral noted specialists who examined him at the People's. Hospital admitted that his disease was so puzzling that they could not give It a name. His dls ase, they say, made him practically a "human automa ton." "The experts decided that the ailment wa? not aphasia, cerebral hemorrhage, paresis, thrombosis, or any of the other well-known forms of psychopathia." said Dr. I. Clark Gary at the hospital. "They are agreed only on one thing, that the patient is suf fering from a form of mental disturbance. "It is one of the strangest cafes I have ever known. It can hardly be called sim ple mental aberration, as the man's mind la not wandering. He speaks Intelligently when spoken to. He Insists that he spent practically all the tims hi has been away in the parks, sleeping on the bench ?? at night and buying an occasional sandwich and some fruit as his only food. It was only when his clothes became so ragged he look ed like a hobo that he was accosted by a policeman. "If ever there was such a disease as the d?ae. that ts exactly what Schaefer has. He seems possessed of the faculty of mem ory. which always falls in mental aberra tion." TRACTIONS IN TROUBLE. Mattoon (111.) Railways Put in Hands of Receiver?Suits. CHICAGO, September 0.?A dispatch to the Tribune from Mattoon. 111., says: The Mattoon City railway and the Cen tral Illinois Traction Company were put in the hands of a receiver yesterday. The ap plication was made by the Colonial Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago, and Judge Craig of the circuit court named W. T. Avey. cashier of the Mattoon Savings Bank, receiver. While the receivership was granted on a Judgment for fci.loO confessed by the com panies in Charleston, the county seat, and held by the Colonial Trust Company, the action will act as a protection to the Cen tral Illinois Traction Company, the lnter urban liae between here and Charleston* against damage suits which are expected to l>e filed against that company on account of the wreck last Friday. In which seven teen passengers were killed and forty-five Injured. In case of a property in the hands of a receiver suits cannot be brought without the permission of the court, and while this is generally granted, the receivership pre vents trouble by muklng attachment auita and other vexatious actions Impossible. \ The Interurtaan line runs from Mattoon to Charleston, a distance of fourteen miles. It connects with the Mattoon City railway and owns ft. The companies are bonded to the amount of fcWO.OOo under two mortgages, one for Stjo.ooo and one for $150,000. PEACEMAKER IS DEAD. Richard Brice Held for Murder of John Johnson. By the death of John Johnson, colored, in the Casualty Hospital this morning, another homicide Is added to the Already long list of the past few weeks. Richard Brice Is held responsible for Johnson's death. According to the police Brice was particularly quarrel some on September 3. and the screams of his wife attracted Johnson, who Interfered. Brice resented this and stabbed Johnson in the stomach. He escaped but later was cap tured and is f?w In jail. GRIEVANCES OF THE TROOPS NEED OF MAKING THE ABMY KOBE ATTRACTIVE. Discussion of the Question by Acting Inspector General Galbraith. Enlistment for a. Tear. There is a crying need of making the array more attractive to the private sol dier. according to the annual report of Col. J. G. Galbraith, acting inspector general of the army. The report discusses in an interesting manner the grievances of the soldier concerning small pay. insufficient ra tions. faulty uniforms, conditions attending enlistments and causes of desertions. Some of the causes of desertions and changes suggested follow: Lack of permanency of commanders of companies, shifting commissioned personnel with the regiment and the deterioration of the regimental spirit; tyrannical sergeants and lack of home interest and encourage ment, which sustain the volunteer regi ments. The report says that If the first enlistment were for one year desertions would almost disappear and recruiting would be facilitated. The report continues: People Befuse to Think of War. "The American people refuse to be scared over the possibility of war, and the gospel of preparedness receives scant attention. When we contemplate the humiltatlng shocks that may be inflicted on our na tional pride in the first clashes of arms with the land forces of any flrst-class power, we cou.d wish that more heed were given to the lessons of the past and the warnings for the future. A strong first line of defense would gain time for the mustering of our latent torces. but we find ourse'.ves unable to fill the ranks of this first line." The criticism that the army is not well enough paid is renewed. The report rec ommends that Congress be urged to greater liberality, so that the soldiers may have a uniform with a style that is pleasing. "Discrimination against the soldier s uni ! forms at theaters and public pl.ices may be lessened if we k?ep his working clothes more in the background," it adds. "Preju dice might be disarmed if he wore the dress instead of the service uniform. And it Is possible that sometimes we carry too far the prohibition of civilian clothes. Dis crimination against the soldiers' club Is something for which the soldiers does not hold his officers responsible." More Infantry Needed. More infantry regiments are needed, ac cording to Col. Galbraith. He shows that the burden of foreign service falls with undue severity on the infantrymen and that their periods of enjoyment of home stations are extremely limited, compared with other branches of the service. The report says: "A recruit cannot join the infantry in the United States and s?rve with It two years before he is confronted with this foreign service prospect. It ought to be possible for him to serve one enlistment with one regiment before he decides whether he will become permanently Identified with that regiment. As it is, we have a shifting rank and file of less than three jears' identifica tion with one regiment and a disappearance of the old tellable sold'ers who were the mainstay of our infantry before we had foreign possessions. Ten more infantry regiments should be added to our ro3ter. "We cannot fill these regiments or the existing ones unless we modify in some degree our methods. Wt must consider the means by which volunteers will be brought to seek and to I ke military service instead of finding soldiers life irksome. We must study and appreciate the peculiarities of ti;e American soldier and not disregard his notions or his foibles." HALF A LOAF, THEN. Brookland Will Have Two-Bocm Building, Not Four. As a result of a public hearing given a delegation of colored citizens from Brook land. at the District building today, the long-standing controversy over the selec tion of a school site for the colored chil dren of that suburb may soon be settled. Congress, at Its last session, appropriated $26,000 for the erection of a four-room school building for colored children in Brookland. Since then every tentative site lias been protested by the white residents, members of the Brookland Citizens' Asso ciation. At the hearing today Engineer Commis sioner Morrow suggested that Congress lie asked for authority to use the appropria tion for the construction of a two-room school building, as the appropriation is not sufficient to purchase a desirable site and build a flrst-class schoolhouse of four rooms. The half-dozen colored residents of Brookland who attended the hearing read ily agreed that this solution would ba sat isfactory to them. Those who addressed the meeting were A. J. Farley, B. F. Pet wa*- and Austin Gray. The proposed site upon which to erect this "two-room build ing' Is on the Bunker Hill road near Otis street. BUCKEYE TBOOFS HEBE. Second Ohio Begiment on Way to Jamestown. The 2d Regiment, Ohio National Guard, entered Washington, peaceful invaders, this morning, on the way to the Jamestown ex position. The militiamen left their impedi menta at the District armory and started out to see the sights. They are in heavy blue uniforms, and are first so accoutred seen in Washington this summer. Lieut. Col. Deming of Ada. Ohio, is in command of the regiment, in the absence of Col. Bryant of North Baltimore, who was unable to accompany his command. G Company, also stayed at home, but a band of thirty-two pieces came along. The regiment leaves at 11 o'clock this evening for the exposition, going by rail. It will leave Jamestown September 13. go ing to Finley, Its headquarters. Most o? the men are from the northwestern part of the stale. TWO BATTLESHIPS PBOPOSED. Naval Construction That Is Likely to Be Becommended to Congress. Secretary Metcalf left San Francisco Wednesday evening for the Bremerton naval station on Puget sound, and after he has completed the examination of that sta tion and ascertained Just how many of the battleships can be conveniently accommo dated there on the occasion of the visit of Admiral Evans' fleet he will start east ward with the expectation of arriving In Washington about the 10th InBtant. He will then at once begin the preparation of his annual report, devoting special at tention to the problem of the new naval construction to be recommended to Con gress at the approaching session. The present understanding is that at least two battleships will be suggested. First Named by the President OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. September 6 ? President Roosevelt today appointed George M. Nelllst postmaster at Barker, Niagara county, N. Y. The Barker post office was made a presidential office In January last, and Mr Nelllst is the first Incumbent under the higher grade. To Marry Bead Wife's Sister. LONDON, September 6.?The first notice of a marriage under the new deceased wife's sister law was given at Aberdeen yesterday. The applicant had to wait until the registrar consulted headquarters, which Instructed him to grant a license, as the act came Into operation forthwith. Assistant Secretary Wilson's Trip. Huntington Wilson, third assistant sec retary of state, has gone to the Yellow atone National Park on a month's vacation. BOW AMONG OFFICERS UNITED STATES CAVALRYMEN'S PLAINT AT END OF MARCH. CHICAGO. III., September 6.%Wlth the officers of the command split Into (action* and with scores of the men openly declar ing their dissatisfaction and discontent, the 1st Battalion of the 13th United States Cav alry completed Its long "practice march" today when the troops neared Fort Sheri dan. It is declared by the men that since the command left Fort Riley, on July 27. nearly a of desertions have occurred, and they add "it's a wonder there are not more." The split between the officers in the bat talion has becoma so open that Lieut. J. W. Wllen. In command of Troop C. and tent mate of Lieut. Phil P. Sheridan, withdrew from the officers' mess two weeks ago. and since that time has been eating his meals in solemn grandeur in his own tent. "I have quit the officers' mess." said Lieut. Wllen to a reporter, "because I could not stand for the tactics employed by some of the officers. Hold one of them what 1 thought about hiirf and withdrew,". In addition to the split-up in the mess, It is declare'd that s?*rious friction exists between MaJ. T. J. Lewis and one "or two of the troop commanders. Capt. R. C. Williams, who commands i Troop A. in strong terms expressed great j satisfaction that the end of the march was ! at hand. J "In all my experience." he said, "I have i never heard of a commanding officer mak I ing hfl men get up at 4 o'clock In the j morning, as we have done on this march. , I never heard of such a thing. Why, wherf ! we were in Cuba and ware fighting we , never thought of getting up before ti j o'clock. Why, the morning before the only I decent battle we had we got up after ti o'clock." What the men in the ranks complain about and what they say caused the deser tions Is the punishment dealt out to them by the troop commanders for s'.lght of fenses. "I was fined $50 because I rode on a train when I was supposed to be walking behind the troops." said a stalwart cav alryman. "There were five of us and now none of us will receive a cent of pay for four months. That is the whole trouble with the army. They pay a man $13 a month and then the officers fine the men until they have not got a cent coming." It is declared that during the long march if any m:in's horse was found to be unfit he was compelled by the officers to walk the next stage of the "hike." "This treatment caused a great number of the men to desert," said a sergeant. "Four men out of our troop deserted, and I believe that in all more than twenty men ran away from the command." SCAFFOLD FELL; THREE HURT. Workmen Injured at New Union Sta tion Terminal. Three men were injured, one of them seriously, by the collapse of a scafTold at the new union station this morning. Arthur Hern, thirty-four years old, of 213 F street had his left leg fractured and was severe ly cut about the head and shoulders. Kppa H. H?n, twenty years old. of the same ad dress had his ankle sprained, and Percy Murray, twenty-four years old. of 957 C street southeast was cut and bruised about the legs and body. The men were employed on the new ex press building of the union terminal, and the scaffold was about fifteen feet from the ground when it gave way. HEY, FOLKS! HOT TOMORROW. i So the Weather Man Says and He's a Good Guesser. "It will warm ud some tomorrow." The foregoing interesting information was given out this afternoon by Forecaster Henrv of the weather bureau. The average citizen, however, had concluded that 'It was warming up some" today from the op pressiveness of the atmosphere, but at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon the official tempera ture was given as 70, while yesterday the maximum thermometric reading was 82. The forecaster added that conditions would be cooler tonight, but Old Sol will begin hand ing out some real heat after sunrise tomor row. The rain yesterday has passed Into nothingness and for a short period there will be a dry spell. COUPON COMPANY FAILS. Independent Dealers Didn't Fight the Trust, Says Attorney. NEW YORK, September O.-The Inde pendent Cigar Stores Coupon Company, dealer in premium trading stamps at 25 West 42d street, made an assignment yes terday to Edward J. Larkin. Morris H Elvldge is president and Frederick J. Nichols secretary and treasurer. They started the business in March. 11KK5. and incorporated it in November. 191)6, under New York laws with a capital stock of $250,000. The plan was to make deals with | cigar dealers to use coupon stamps, which the company was to redeem for various articles. John T. Booth, attorney for the assignee, said yesterday that the cause of the assign ment was the failure of the independent cigar dealers to co-operate with the com pany against the trust, to keep the coupon stamps In circulation. He could give no figures at present as to assets and liabili ties. The principal liability will probably be to those who bought the stamps from the company and the holders of the unre deemed stamps. TAYLOR STAYS IN INDIANA. Former Governor Thinks He Will Not Go to Kentucky. INDIANAPOLIS, September 0.?William S Taylor, former governor of Kentucky, and a refugee in this state for seven years, will not accept Judge Stout's offer of im munity and return to Kentucky to testify for Caleb Powers. Friends in Kentucky are sending him letters by every mail telling him not to return, and that there is every probability of the state going republican at the coming election, so that he can then return and be sure of a fair trial. LOUISVILLE. September G.?Judge Rob ert L. Stout of Versailles, whose court has Jurisdiction of all the cases rising out of the assassination of William Goebel, gave out a statement here yesterday In which he denied vigorously that either Gov. Beck ham or Commonwealth's Attorney Franklin had any power to make good their prom ises of immunity to William S. Taylor. Judge Stout added that If Taylor desired to testify he could and would promise him Immunity from arrest while in Kentucky and would agree to see that he returned to Indianapolis in safety. MARKING 49TH PARALLEL. Work of American and Canadian Boundary Commissioners. OTTAWA. September 6.?Dominion As tronomer King Is just back from inspecting the boundary survey work that has been going on between British Columbia and the United States for the last five years. The Canadian survey parties are working in conjunction with parties from the United States coast and geodetic survey. This summer will see the completion of the re marking of the forty-ninth parallel from the straits of Georgia to the summit of the Rocky mountains, a distance of 410 miles At distances of about one and a half miles bronze pillars have been erected on the boundary, the number being 273. The northerly face of the shaft bears the word "Canada" and the southerly face "United States." On the oast and west sides, re spectively, are the words "Treaty 1840" and "Renewed 1SW2-0T." Next year the survey parties of both countries will tackle similar work east of the Rockies. VIENNA, September 0.?A telegram from Carlsbad scates tnat Prince August of Co burg Is dangerously ill there. STOPPED THE STEAM DRILL JUDGE GETS PEEVISH IN CAS TER CASE. Banyan's Woman Friend Makes Bather a Poor Showing Before the District Attorney. Special Dispatch to The Star. NE7W YORK. September 8.?The defense of Laura M. Carter rested at 11 o'clock this morning, after Assistant District At torney Marshall had finished the cross-ex amination of the defendant. During the morning session of the trial Justice Whit man committed Edward Anderson, the fore man of a gang which was running a steam drill outside, for contempt of court. The drill had mad*" it almost impossible to hear anything in the court room, and at 10:35 o'clock Judge Whitman sent a court offi cer out to tell them to sto?. The court officer came back and said they refused. "Go out and bring in the foreman." saiii Judge Whitman. A few minutes later the court officer returned with a big ruddy man with a heavy black mustache. "Are you the foreman of the gang that is running tills drill?" asked the court. "Yes." ? "What is your name?" "Edward Anderson." "I made an agreement with your con tractor yesterday that he should stop at 10:30 o'clock, and we should let him know when recess came. X sent out at 10:30 this morning to ask you to stop The officer came back and sold that you said you would not. Did you?" ??I ?? "Did you?" "Yes." "You are under arrest for contempt of court. Take him downstairs and go out and arrest the other men if they refuse to stop." Soon after this the steam drill stopped. When the Carter woman took the stand to finish her cross-examination as to whether or not she got $5,000 of the Wind sor Trust Company's money, knowing that Chester Runyan had stolen it. she was questioned by Mr. Marshall concerning the writing in her account book. The writing in the book, 'she said, was all in her handwriting or that of her friend. Harry Kirkstein, : he thought. Once more she reiterated that the name of Dayn was the one under which she got a safe deposit box with the Garfield Company. Runyan. she said, had, as far as she knew, never seen the book. "Who, then, wrote this name 'Dane' in this book?" "That is a Mr. and Mrs. Dane who lived in the next flat to me on' (Kith street. They were friends of mine. That isn't the same as the name I used. That whs 'Dayn.' " "And Chester Runyan suggested it to you?" "Yes." "Didn't it strike you as strange that Runyan should suggest to you the same name as that of friends whom you had known.for a year?" "It wasn't the same. He spelled it dif ferently for me. I did not think of it at all " Mr. Marshall got the woman's account book in evidence, in spite of Mr. Goldlogle's objection. She finally admitted that it must have been Harry Klrkstrin who wrote the name Dane In her book, but could not remember the occasion of his writing it. Mr. Marshall could not get her to ac knowledge, however, that the name "Dane" written in the book before she knew Runyan had anything to do with the name Dayn, which she used when she went to the safe deposit company. "Yesterday, madam, you swore." said Mr. Marshall, "that you did aot know where the Hotel Gibson is." "No; 1 said I did not know one on Thirty-first street." "Where is it?** "On Fourth avenue, I think, near Thirty-fifth street." WOULD BESTOBE THE CANTEEN'S. Gen. McCaskey Bases Becommenda tion on His Ltfctg Experience. Reformatory legislation, while beneficial to the community at large, has incidentally considerably injured army officers, accord ing to the annual report of MaJ. Gen. Wil liam C. McCaskey. commander of the De partment of Dakota. He says that "Rate legislation, pure food laws and the in crease in the cost of living within the last thirty years have injuriously affected the personnel of the service financially. All grades in the army, especially the civil employes, have been discriminated against, and that they are worthy and underpaid is unquestioned." Based upon an experience of many years, Gen. McCaskey demands the restora tion of the canteen feature In post ex changes. Other recommendations are that the weekly practice march with packs be eliminated; that all efficiency reports be re garded as confidential: that first lieuten ants Instead of Inexperienced second lieu tenants be assigned to staff duty as quar termasters and commissaries, and that ma chine-gun detachments should be com posed of battalion units or sections with company organization. OYSTEBS IN PACIFIC. Two Carloads Planted Near Coast of Vancouver Island. Consul A. E. Smith of Victoria, British Columbia, reports that another American enterprise has been launched on Vancouver Island, as follows: "A company composed chiefly of Ameri can citizens, with a steamship commander as manager, lias established In E.squimalt liarbor. near Victoria, a large oyster plant for the propagation of eastern oysters. Two carloads of the bivalves, known to the trade as 'spat,' purchased in South ? Norwalk, Conn., have already arrived here and been planted in the cove, where the company has secured forty-three acres of water front. The consignment Includes oysters of one. two and thr<?e years of age. They have been laid out according to their age in square beds fifty by fifty feet. Though the bulk of the oysters planted will have to remain In the s^a bed for two or three years, a large quantity will he dug up for the market in September, and It is expected that sufficient demand for this catch will be found in British Columbia. It is calcu lated to supply, later on. the markets as far east as Winnipeg and Chicago. "At present the market here is supplied with the Olympla oysters, large bi/ds of which are under cultivation at O'ympia, Grays Harbor and Wiilapa. Wash. The American manager of the new concern was for seventeen years engaged in oyster cul ture on the coast of Massachusetts, and re gards the Pacific coast as well suited for the cultivation of the eastern oyster as are the Atlantic coast beds." OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK. September 6.?Arrived: Steamer Cedric, from Liverpool. SABLE ISLAND. N. S.. September The steamer La Savoie, from Havre for New York, was in communication by wire less telegraph with the Marconi station here, when 185 miles east of this point, at 5:20 a.m. Will probably dock about 7:30 Sunday. HAVRE. September 6.?Arrived: Steamer La Touraine. from New York. SABLE ISLAND, N. S.. September 8.? The steamer Bluecher from Hamburg ft>r New York was in communication by wire less telegraph with ths Marconi station here when 105 miles east of this point at 10:50 a.m. Will probably dock about 4 p.m. Sunday. CAPE RACE. N. F., September 6.?The steamer Nieuwe Amsterdam from Rotter dam for New York was in communication by wireless telegraph with the Marconi station here when 180 miles southeast of this point at 8:30 a.m. Will probably dock about 7:30 a m. Monday. REPORTS OF THE CHURCHES ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SOUTH ERN METHODISTS. In Sesion at Marshall, Va.?-Wash ington Organizations Stated to Be in Flourishing Condition. Special Correspondence of Tbe Star. MAK3HALL. Va.. September 0. 1907. The afternoon session of the Washington district conference. Methodist Episcopal Church South, opened yesterday In the Methodist Church here with devotional ex ercises conducted ->y Rev*. I-. R. Jones of Sudley, Va.. and Presiding Klder E. V. R> g ester in the chair. The minutes of the morning session were read and approved. The fol owing named alternates were substituted In pla.ce of ab sent delegates: J VV. Kite and S. \V. Good son. in place of W. L. Wlngtleld and G. W. Barlqpan. of Epworth Church; H. K. Field. In place of E. C. Graham. Alexandria. Sher wood Stonnell. in place of G. M. RatclifT.-, Ck-coquan; J. F. Shepherd. In place of K. M. Rouse, Remlngtoa; J. L. Meetze. in pla. e of H. N. Robinson. Piince VV1 llam. Rev. Ernest I... Woolf of Rockville. Md., was one of the visitors present. A resolution of sympathy with Rev. an.l Mrs. J. VV. Smith of Epworth Church. Washington, because of the .llness ot their child, was unanimously aduuted. Second Day of Conference. The Washington district conference of the M. E. Church South, which convened here Tuesday night, put in three busy ses sions \\ ednesday. Rev. Eldrldge V. Reg ester. presiding elder of the district, con ducted the deliberations. The exercises of the day opened with a devotional service in charge of the pre siding elder, after which the roll was rall.-d by Rev. C. L>. Bulla, pastor of Washing ton Street Church, Alexandria, and secre tary ot the last conference. Rev. Bulla was unanimously chosen to be secretary of the present conference, after which It was agreed to hold the business sessions at 9 o'clock In the morning and 3 o'clock In the afternoon, with preaching services at 11 o'clock a.m. and S o'clock p.m. The presiding elder announced the ap pointment of the following committees: Licensing?Revs. C. D. Bulla. W. F. Locke, W. 11. Ballengee, J. W. Smith. Examinations?Revs. W. L. Dolly. VV. D. Keane. VV. F. Locke. Quarterly conference records?Revs. S. W. Hildebiand, S. VV. qoodsjn. J. VV. WO'd wurd. Resolutions?Revs. J. H. Light and S. K. Cockrell and II. K. Field. Spiritual state of the church?Revs. W. H. Ballengee and J. W. Smith, A. B. Pugh. Everett Coinpton. Missions?Rev. C. D. Bui.a, Edgar F. Nelson and C. C. Claypool. Sunday schools and Epworth Leagues? Rev. J. H. Light. L. Pierce Boteler, J. J. Sangster. H. P. Myers. Temperance?Rev. C. Sydenstricker, D. L. Coon, L. B. Anns. Reports From Charges. Reports were called for from the sev eral charges of the district, and the churches in Washington were first consid ered. Rev. W. F. I?cke stated the work at Mt. Vernon Place Church to be in a satisfactory condition. One item of interest to the conference was the announcement that a site had been secured at Uth street, Massachusetts avenue and K street, just opposite the present loca tion, upon Which a new building is to be erected by the whole Southern Methodist Church to more worthily represent the de nomination at the national capital. A mass meeting to further the object Is j to be he'd October 20, for which prominent ! speakers have been secured. D. L. Conn, j also of Mt. Vernon Place Church, said that ' the work of the church is in good condition. ; Epworth Church was reported by L. Pierce Boteler as being In Its usual good shape, and that the growth In member ship had been so large In recent years that the question ot a larger edifice Is being discussed. He referred to the absence from the conference of the pastor, Rev. J. W. Smith, as being caused by the serious illness of one of his children. Problem at Epworth. Samuel W. Goodson said it was a prob lem at Epworth to know what to do with the Sunday school pupils, as the auditorium had already been invaded by the classes. Rev. J. C. Hawk said Marvin Church Is doing better than usual; had recently pur chased a new piano, find beautified the ex terior of the church building. Edgar F. Nelson reported that Rev. P. W. Jeffries of St. Paul Church was detained by sickness; that although the church was organized about three years ago the mem bership was nearly one hundred and ninety, thlrty-ftve persons being added last year. The new Calvary Church, West Wash ington. was said by Benjamin Cornwell as being rapidly completed anil would be dedi cated on the 22d of this month. The build ing is a handsome structure. Reports were also made for churches at Del Ray. Va.; Alexandria, Fredericksburg. Leesbur*. Mlddleburg and HUlsboro. Assisted by Extension Society. A. B. Pugh said the Washington work had been greatly assisted by the local church extension society, which had given St. Paul a site and had promised aid to Calvary Church. The pastor of the Methodist Church at Del Ray. Va.. Rev. O. C. Beall, reported his charge as in a good spiritual condition, with the finances up to date. The secretary of the conference. Rev. Charles D. Bulla, reported that the people of Washington Street Church, Alexandria, I were appreciative, and that he had been addressing his efforts as pastor to the youth of the city. The result was an op portunity has opened by the people provid- ] ing a building for auxiliary work, costing about *23,000. The building will be dedicat ed in December, and will contain rooms for the kindergarten, boys' league, and a reading room, and a social hall for such literary entertainments and lectures as will be of value to the young people The work at Fredericksburg was reported by Rev. J. H. Light, pastor, as being uni formerly good, the people measurably reli gious and the finances In good shape. The Sunday school is growing, particularly In the men's department. Fund Started in Jug. Everett Compton explained how the fund for a chapel at Fredericksburg had been started by a lady placing a jug on her parlor mantle, requesting her callers to drop in a contribution for the cause. He aiso stated the church building was improved and refurnished last year to the extent of $1,500. VV. S. Embrey. a patriarch of the conference, said the membership of Freder icksburg Church is Increasing In about the same ratio as the population, the latter last year being increased about 23 per cent. He referred to the fact that this was Rev. I.lghtfoot's last year at the charge, and said, too. that the church finances have been well managed for the past fifty years. Loudoun circuit was reported by the pas tor, Rev. D. F. Enstler, as moving along pleasantly with increased prosperity, and that a good camp meeting had been recently held. A delegate reported that the church at Leesburg had paid off ail its indebtedness. Rev. S. K. Cockrell, preacher in charge of the Middlo>burg appointment, said his people were conservative, and had found It con venient to increase the pastor's salary this year. The work at Hillsboro, Va.. was said by Rev. VV. B. Dorsey. pastor, to be progress ing smoothly, and that the Sunday school was in better condition than for years past. Appeal for Periodical. Rev. Mr. Bulla briefly addressed the con ference In behalf of the conference organ, the Baltimore Southern Methodist, and of the Southern Seminary, at Buena Vista, Va. At the 11 o'clock service a sermon was delivered bv Rev. W. L. Dollv. pastor of the Methodist Church at Leesburg, Va.. who took his text from I Thessalonians, 1:5: "For our Gospel came not unto you in -word only, but also in power, and In the ?Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for vour sake." The speaker dwelt principally upon the contrast and connection to be found be tween the Word and f>ower. and said that St. Paul in his lournevs had found the people to whom he addressed the epistle ? r.r.r?rr..v.T..r- ?. CAe Saturday! star Pages filled with interesting illustrated articles, correspond i ? ence and features. Every man, ' woman an<l child in Washing ton should see tomorrow's pa- j per. Read about: CAIRO Egypt's Great Metropolis It lias now more than a mil lion people and is leading the . j Mohammedan world. A look ; at its mosques and worshipers ?the bazaars and their queer customers?the new European section?the big hotels where j 30,000 tourists stay while thev i i : spend $10,000,000 each year, j j Illustrated. I The Swastika How the world's oldest good- ! ! luck symbol has been taken up ] bv modern designers and be I come a fad in jewelry and em j broidery. Illustrated. American Girls' Clubs in Paris Four great concerns, that are ! socially the real thing, house ) and care for our fair students j at the gay French capital, and II protect them from all dangers ! of life in that frivolous, seeth- ! ? * I j injj world-center. Illustrated. j New Electric Railway j Western line harnesses St. j I Joe river in Idaho to furnish , I power to run heavy trains over i |1 mountain ranges. Illustrated, i j j Tottering Thrones j;' European monarchs threat I ened with being deposed and ill exiled. Kann Collection Magnificent array of art i works probably coming to 1 i America. \ The Castle of Doubt y j, THE FASHION PAGE. LITTLE MEN AND WOMEN. j ART AND LITERATURE. IN THE CHURCHES. I CLARENCE L. CULLEN. | The Saturday Star were desirous of hearing the Word Ac cordingly. he oreached to them on each Saturday In the temnle and converted many of the cosmopolitan crowds that came to hear him. He Breached Christ as the Savior of all mankind. Mr. Dolly said the Gospel is revealed unto man by Inspiration; that God spoke to His people through Mo ! ses and the angels and has Riven the writ ' ten Word, which is but part of the knowl edge of God. "The spirit of God must tell us His will. The redemption of the human soul Is the work of man. who Is to be re deemed bv the power of God. The gospel must be ureaclied to man and only human lips can tell of its fullness." Delegates Who Have Registered. Some of the delegates who registered, in addition to those previously reported yes terday. are: Rev. E. E. Overholt, Mount Vernon Place Church: Dr. A. L. Howard, St. Paul's Church: Rev. W. H. Ballengee, Calvary Church: Rev. O. C. Beall. Del Ray, Va.: Rev. C. D. Bulla and Henry K. Field, Alexandria: Rev. J. H. Light, Everett Compton and W. S. Embrey. Fredericks burg: VV. M Ellison. Falls Church; Rev. D. F. Enstler and Frank M. Lake, Lou doun: Rev. S. K. Cockrell. William Hodm. r and V. M. Johnson. Midiileberg; Rev. W. B. Dorsev. Hillsboro: Rev S V. Hlldebrand and George W. I-avcock Hamilton: Rev. W. D. Keane. Warrenton: Rev. O. W. Lus by, Thomas E. Woolf. Frederick W. Dun can, Edward G. Woodvard and John W. Wright. Marshall: Rev. F. A. Strother, Fairfax: Rev. George W. Gaither. Elmer I-ambert. jr.. Rev. Benlamtn A. Shreve and Edwin W. Cross, Sterling: Rev I'. Syden stricker. John J. Sangster and Sherwood Stow. Occoauan: J. W. Woodward, Fau quier: J. F. Sheoherd and J F Butts, Rem rtipton; Rev. L. R. Jon-s, Sudley; Kev W. T. Gover and H. P. Mvers. Manas.sa?; Rev. S. M. Sarver. Stafford: Rev. llomer Welch, W. R. Chapman. C. C. ClayDool and I.. B. Anns. Morrisvllle. and Rev A Van I>evan ter and J. L. Meetze, Prince William, Va. WILD AFRICAN SILK. Quantities of Cocoons Found by New Yorker in Dark Continent. According to Consul G. E. Eager of Bar men. Germany, an Important discovery was made a few months ago by a German resi dent of New York, who has Just finished an exploration of the region surrounding the east African lakes. The consul writes: "A wild silk has been found by the trav eler which is not only of Importance to tlie silk trade, but will also be of Interest to scientists as well. To the latter chletly that It may bring the source of the silk of the ancient races nearer to Its final so lution. The discoverer of this silk has se cured concessions from both the English ami German colonial authorities "I am informed thart there is every likeli hood that the cocoons can be unwound in a single thread If proper care be taken in the process, which enhances the value of the silk Experiments to this end have not as yet been concluded. Besides the co coons, these caterpillars give with each spinning a large quantity of superior ma terial for spun silk or schappe. The coco ins are Inclosed In numbers of from ">0 to 800 or more in a thick covering or nest, the ma terial of which consists of pure silk tlber. and. being available In large quantities, might influence the schappe market to a large ?xtent as soon as operations ura started on a sufficient scale. "A most Important and valuable fact in regard to this silk Is that It can be bleached to a very tine white which is con trary to other well-known wild silks, among which Tussah silk is the best known The African lake regions seem to be a promis ing land for silk culture, there being an abundance of the trees, the leaves of which the caterpillar prefers for its food." Harvester Company Guilty. Al'STIN, Texas. September 6?The Inter national Harvester Company of Wiscon sin plead?d guilty yesterday In the anti trust su\ts brought by the state of Texas. The company paid a fine of $35.1)00 as sessed by the court and subscribed to a perpetual Injunction forbidding It to operate in the state.