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ON THE SEA GIRTH
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.

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