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No fewer than 3,500 volumes dealing with the history, constitution and political economy of the United States have been acquired undet tne auspices OI a commmee. rumpi muiij the leaders of the municipality, assisted by the American consul general, Richard Guenther, and Henry Seligman and James Speyer of New York. It is the intention of the committee to add considerably as soon as possible to this collection. Thirty-four Americans periodicals also have been regularly provided for the public reading room. MELvrrr gould, poor, dying Old Mining Speculator Says He Ii Cousin of Jay Gould. LOS ANGEI.ES. CaL, July 28?Melvii A. Gould, who says he is a second cousii of the late Jay Gould, is seriously ill a the county hospital. He is seventy yean old and is suffering from lack of prope nourishment. The old man has been living in his owi cottage and has been cared for by hi: ? foster daughter, whom he had befriende< In former years. There is a mortgage 01 the cottage, and if he dies there will h hardly enough money to bury him. Hi was wealthy at one time, but he turne< his property into cash in order that h< might speculate in mines. avenges sister. Italian Youth Kills Man Wh< Wronged Her. NEW YORK. July 28.-Charles Baldl an Italian youth, aged twenty-one, com mitter murder last night to avenge i dishonored sister. His victim was Pete Disbensery. thirty-eight years old. Dls bensery was shot and killed withou warning as he sat in his home at Green point. After the shooting Baldl surren dered, and told why he had committed th crime. Six months ago Baldi's sister. Annie, t girl of thirteen, disappeared from home Baldi set himself to search for her am yesterday found her with Disbensery. Newspapers Support wilfley. SHANGHAI. July 28.?L. R. Wilfle> Judge of the United States clrcutt cour in China, returned here and opened th American court yesterday. The news papers here comment favorably on th court and hope that Judge Wilfley wll continue his vigorous policy. iom a*** $alnum The standard of salmon quality.vk Best in color, freshness and nutritive value, t Furnishes food for brain and muscle without heating* up the blood. Mak rwr prmemr to* Mr*o M Salmon ALASKA PACKERS ASSOCIATION i 9 * LIP r ^EBI /f : * v- - * Ab i? ' *'* :% **v-. - '> \ < I * i- LV I -4 q |MJ ^L W . j|^ ? . ? . % T^B Vv BhIHS^m I ^T .ifl K^ jjSt B'^U bL>< NATIONAL GUARD I STUDY WAR GAME ! AT NEARBY FORTS * (Continued from First Page.) . ^ 1 vates. The poajts are long, each man ) having a large amount-of territory to cover. Lieut. Col. Coffin, the artillery District commander, has turned over the control of the Interior guard to Col. Ourand of the 1st Regiment. The National Guard sentinels walk post day and night, protecting the camps of the National Guard troops and other adjacent territory, and for this purpose the - ground covered is. divided into six posts, as follows: No. 1, at guard tent; No. 2. extends around the outside limits of the ' camp in the ground south of the general j parade ground, including the camp occupied by the band; No. 3 extends around the camp on the east side of the reservation bordering Battery Meigs; No. 4 extends from the northeast corner of the old fort along the road on the east of 1 4)IA AM ww *. - viu iui i m uautry many, returning Dy way of the postern gate through the old . fort to the main, sally port, and from I there to the point of starting, to include the 143d Company barracks: No. 5 exf tends from the north end of the quarj termaster's coal shed along the main . road to the post guardhouse, passing . along the platform to the quartermaster t and commissary storehouse, around the , storehouse, around the quartermaster corral, returning by the back road to the point of starting; No. 6 walks in rear of Battery Wilkin, from one flank of the battery to the other. Special Orders for Posts. Special orders for each post are as fol' lows: No. 1, as laid down in manual of guard duty; Nos. 2 and 3, to see that no . unauthorized person Is loitering in or around the camp; to arrest all suspicious persons seen In or around the camp; to see that there Is no waste of water in . camp; after 11 o'clock p.m. to allow no one to enter or leave camp, except troops returning from drill, without a properly signed pass. No. 4, to see that no unauthorized person is loitering around Battery Many or : the camps in the old fort. To test all doors of magazines in Battery Many, to see that they are locked. To look out for Are, especially In the buildings of the old I fort. No. 5. to see that no unauthorized persons enter the coal sheds, and that no coal is taken away except by proper aui thorlty. To see that no unauthorized per ARMY AND NAVY NEWS. ; Army Orders. ' First Lieut. William R. Kendrick, 17th Infantry, Is relieved from treatment at the General Hospital, Washington bar' racks, and will proceed to Fort McPher1 son, Ga.. for duty. The following transfers of officers are i made: First Lieut. Clarence 8. Nettles. , from the 25th Infantry to the 21st Infantry; First Lieut. Otis R. Cole, from the 21st Infantry to the 25th Infantry. By direction of the President Capt. Edward M. Adams. Corps of Engineers, is detailed as engineer of the sixth lighthouse district to relieve Col. Dan C. Kingman, Corps of Engineers. Capt. Ira L. Fredendall, quartermaster, will proceed to Lee, Mass., and East I Dorset, Vt? for the purpose of inspecting the quarries of the Lee marble works and the Manchester Marble Company, with a i view to ascertaining the facilities for i handling contract for headstones. . Leave of absence for one month is granted First Lieut. Benjamin H. Kerfoot, B Coast Artillery Corps. r Capt. Charles F. Humphrey, jr., 12th Infantry, will report to the army retiring , board at Governors Island, X. T., for examination. * Capt. Alfred T. Clifton, Signal Corps, 1 will take temporary station at 8ee.ttle for l duty as chief signal officer. Department e of the Columbia, during the absence on leave of Col. Richard E. Thompson, Signal ? Corps, upon whose return to duty Capt. J Clifton will proceed to Fort Omaha. Naval Orders. Rear Admiral W. S. Cowles, to be placed on the retired list of officers of the navy August 1. 1008. ) C?nf P K. Reattv. Commander C. a. Williams and Lieut. Commander G. R. Ghererdl have been commissioned. Lieut. Commander W. P. 8cott, from the " bureau of equipment, Navy Department, a to the Prairie. r Lieut. Commander F. L. Chad-wlck, from the Prairie to the Franklin, navy yard, Norfolk, Va. 1 Lieut. Commander G. E. Gelm and - Lieut. Commander H. V. Butler have - been commissioned. e Lieut. Commander C. N. OfTley, to duty as fleet engineer. United States Pacific fleet, on board the West Virginia. a Lieut. C. 8. Vanderbeck and Passed AsJj sistant Paymaster W. J. HIne have been ? commissioned. Passed Assistant Paymaster W. N. Hughes, to the third torpedo flotilla. Assistant Paymaster J. F. O'Mara, to the Scorpion. Assistant Paymaster J. H. Knapp. from t the Yankee to Washington, D. C., and re- j e port to paymaster general, settle accounts . and wait orders. e Capts. H. D. South. J. K. Tracy, R. VV. 1 Sibley and F. F. Robards, U. S. M. C., | have been commissioned. Naval Movements. I The battleship Mississippi and the gunboat Tacoma have arrived at Philadelphia; the tug Rocket at Norfolk; the gunboat Nanshan at Manila; the cruiser Chicago at Bradford: the yacht Mayflower at Whitestone landing, and the yacht Sylph at New York. The torpedo boat Stringham has sailed from Norfolk for Newport; the torpedo boats Barney, Tlngey, DeLong and ThornJon from Annapolis for Newport, and the cruiser Yankee from Alexandria for Hampton roads. I The scout Salem has been delivered to the government at the Boston navy yard. Returned From Alaska. The adjutant general is advised that the transport Crook has arrived at Seattle. Wash., from Alaska, with the 10th Infantry (twenty-seven officers and 521 en! listed men) and Ave convicts. Private Stack. Company M. 10th Infantry, died July 21. Seven Naval Paymasters. It is announced at the Navy Department that T. R. LeCompte. R. E. Corcoran. R. Van De W. Bleecker. E. A. Cobey, R. 8. Chew, Jr.. S. E. Dickinson and W. R. Van Buren have been appointed assistant I paymasters In the navy. JED UP FOR RATIOP w ? y tOYS READY FOR FIRST MEAL AT son enters the quartermaster and commissary storehouse after retreat. To try all doors after office hours to see they are securely locked. To keep a sharp lookout for tire in these buildings and In the stables. No. 6, to see that no unauthorized persons enter the battery at night; to try all the doors of the battery to see that they are securely locked. Report for Muster. The National Guardsmen on both sides of the river formed In their respective camps yesterday afternoon for muster. The ranking officers from Fort Hunt came to Fort Washington and joined in a conference with the officers here and the instructors, to the end that an understanding was reached permitting uniformity of lnstrution on both sides of the river. Guard mounting at 5:45 o'clock was the only ceremony of the day. The brigade han<J 00l'o a onnpApf la?t ovonin? T .ion t l/OKU 0C? VC a *. .V.W V x/ < Col. Coffin and Mrs. Coffin were the guests of Gen. Harries at dinner at the headquarters' mess last evening. There were no sounds of revelry after the sounding of taps or prior to tfie final call, for the majority of the officers and men were ready to take to their cots at an early hour. Changes in a Decade. In June, 1897, when the National Guard of the District of Columbia last camped here, the following statement was published: "There is some talk among certain officers of high rank, who ought to be in a position to know, to the effect that the District National Guard will never again go into camp at Fort Washington. The next time the brigade is taken into the field for instruction, so It is rumored, tents will be pitched at Sheridan Point, just across the river from Fort Washington. in Virginia, a new government reservation. The understanding is that Sheridan Point is in many ways more suitable for camp purposes than is Fort Washington." After the lapse of eleven years the guard is not only under canvas here, but is represented at Sheridan Point?Fort Hunt?as well. In 1897 Fort Washington was an abandoned post, the only residents being a post quartermaster sergeant, as custodian, and the keeper of the lighthouse on the wharf. A tract of land at 8heridan Point, devoid of structures or improvements of any character, had just been acquired by the government. Really wonderful changes have been wrought in a decade. Both Fort Washington and Fort Hunt are up-to-date military posts, equipped with formidable disappearing guns, and are well garrisoned. Thos'e who were here with the guard in 1897. find it Impossible to locate them selves, so to speak. Macadam roads nave supplanted the former dirt trails, and modern residences for the officers and barINDORSES TAFT TICKET BAPTIST MINISTERS' C ERENCE INCENSED AT WALDRON. The colored Baptist ministers' conference of the District . of Columbia, at a meeting held in the Zion Baptist Church yesterday. Indorsed the republican national ticket. The association also voted to deny the statements made by Rev. J. Milton Waldron. pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Sunday that colored voters were going to bolt the republican ticket at the fall elections. The views of the members of the conference were set out in a statement made public after the meeting. This was signed by Rev. William D. Jarvis, president; Rev. J. I. Loving, secretary, and Revs. J. T. Clark. J. A. Taylor, W. J. Howard, A. Wilbanks, P. Stewart, A. Styles. A. Barton and Limas Roulac. It is as follows: "There are some members of the race who pose as leaders who represent a few hundred people, claiming to speak for the. whole negro race. Let no one deceive himself or the people of this country by crying that the negro will vote the democratic ticket. The negroes of this country, a majority of them at least, are not ready to go into the democratic party, and we will not let a matter j like this go undented or uncontradicted by I us. We deny that 2.000,000 of negro , Baptists have authorized any man to i speak for them in advocacy of democracy and the support of Mr. William J. Bryan ! for the presidency. What can any negro see in the democratic party? "Mr. Bryan has denied the report that he has made any promise to the leaders i or the committee that waited on him; furthermore, the president of the National Negro League, Rev. J. Milton Waldron. D.D., is not a member of the colored Baptist ministers' conference of the District of Columbia, neither does he voice the sentiment of the colored Baptists of the District of Columbia, nor of the country, while he may of a few of his church. This alliance is composed of the pastors of forty-six regular Baptist churches and 103 preachers, and these churches have a membership of 29,000. We believe we voice the sentiment of ? j _? i i I these people when we say tet us try me old party again." RAYMOND ON WAY TO PRISON. ; To Serve Five Years' Sentence in Penitentiary at Atlanta. Albert M. Raymond, recently captured ! ir. St. Louis. Mo., a fugitive from justice , for more than two years, was taken to ! the penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga., this morning to serve a term of Ave years. Raymond was convicted of libeling Maj. Sylvester and other District officials. Capt. McKee, warden of the jail, deputized Officer Vickery to take the prisoner to Atlanta and they left on the Southern express at 8:13 this morning. Raymond s wife and family visited him at the jail yesterday and bade him good-bye. Raymond made no objection to his removal. ASSUME NEW DUTIES. Assessor Richards and Surveyor Hazen Take Oath of Office. _ W. P. Richards, the newly appointed assessor of the D'striot, took up his new duties yesterday afternoon, and the formality of administering the oath of office to him fell to the lot of Dr. William Tin! dall, secretary of the board of Commissioners. Melvin C. Hazen. who was promoted to surveyor to succeed Mr. Richards, was j also sworn in. % 4S. FOBT WASHINGTON. ranks for the enlisted men are in evidence. There are granolithic walks and a spacious parade ground in lawn. A modern hospdtal, a post exchange building, a post office and other features of a thriving community, including a saw mill, water works, electric lighting plant, telephone exchange and the like, are among the facilities. The same holds true of Fort Hunt. Few residents of the National capital have the slightest idea how efficiently the city could be defended in the event of the visit of a hostile fleet, and how important Fort Washington and Fort Hunt are as military posts. Maj. Henderson a Real Soldier. Maj. George Henderson, surgeon general of the militia, a veteran of the Iron Brigade of the civil war, sniffed perceptibly Sunday afternoon when he viewed the manor house, assigned as quarters for Gen. Harries and staff. No house for Maj. Henderson! Announcing himself as the only soldier on the general staff the doctor proceeded to have a tent erected for himself on the brow of a hill nearby. He indulged in sarcastic comment every time he entered the headquarters building to borrow a chair or to get a drink of ice water. MaJ. Henderson was still Inclined to be critical of his fellow-officers when he entered the house during the height of the storm Sunday night and reported that a miniature torrent was coursing through his tent. Nearly all of yesterday he had a log fire burning in the canvas structure. The desire to criticise rapidly subsided, and when rain again put in an appearance yesterday afternoon the surgeon general was overheard from an adjoining room confiding to Adjt. Gen. Smiley that he believed he would move his things from the tent to an unoccupied room in the attic of the manor house. The view of the situation taken by the brigade staff was explained to an inquirer by Gen. Harries. "The best soldier." he said, "takes advantage of every facility to make himself as comfortable as possible while in the field." Maj. Harvey Causes Perturbation. Friends and admirers of MaJ. William E. Harve, commanding the 3d Battalion of the 2d Regiment?the former 6th Battalion?are perturbed. It is not often that they know where he is "at." they say. Neither does the major himself. "Where is your headquarters, major?" a fellow-officer inquired. The commanding officer of the 6th Battalion hesitated. Finally, after deep thought he replied: "You follow this road as ifar as it goes, then turn into the woods and walk awhile. and If you're lucky you may be some-1 where near my tent." THE COURT RECORD. i District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT NO. 1?Justice Anderson. Nelson agt. Coleman; auditor's report ratified; complainant's solicitors, Irving Williamson, Thomas Walker and James F. Bundy. Lewis agt. Interstate Printing and Engraving Company; sale confirmed finally; complainant's solicitor, W. G. Kimball; defendant's solicitor, E. H. Thomas. Chapman agt. Chapman; proof ordered taken before Thomas H. Fltnam, examiner; complainant's solicitors, L. M. King and W. J. Lee; defendant's solicitors, Hughes & Gray. Whitley agt. Whitley; proof ordered taken before N. Carroll Downs, examiner; complainant's solicitors. L. M. King and W. J. Lee; defendant's solicitor, P. W. Frisby. xii i?: nuvx v i t?trn. auiu ? agon WOrKS, Inc.; receiver authorized to discontinue business and to sell; petitioner's solicitor, C. P. Diggs. Swan agt. Swan; defendant ordered to pay for complainant's testimony: complainant's solicitor, P. W. Frisby; defendant's solicitor, S. D. Trultt. Morrow agt. Morrow; proof ordered taken before Margaret M. Murray, examiner; complainant's solicitor, "W. McK. Clayton defendant's solicitor, C. F. Benjamin. MeEuen agt. McEuen: defendant ordered to pay alimony; complainant's solicitor, C. W. Fitts; defendant s solicitor. W. P. Plumley. Jones agt. Colt; receiver authorized to make repairs; complainant's solicitor, Joseph W. Cox; defendant's solicitor, W. C. English. Spelshouse agt. Bradford; title vested in complainant by adverse possession; complainant's solicitors, Blrney & Woodard. CIRCUIT COURT NO. 2?Justice Anderson. Scott agt. Herrell; clerk ordered to pay over 1100 to plaintiff's attorney of record. Kreiter agt. Berg; judgment on demurrer against plaintiff on first count; plaintiff's attorneys, Sleman & Lerch: defendant's attorneys, Brandenburg & Brandenburg. Katz agt. Adams Express Company; judgment by confession for $400; plaintiff's attorneys, Tepper & Ousack; defendant's attorney. F. S. Key Smith. Lynn agt. Sweitzer; leave to plaintiff to withdraw transcript; plaintiff's attorneys, Berry & Minor. Etherington agt. Montezuma Mining Company; commission ordered to issue; plaintiff's attorney, W. A. Megrath: defendant's attorney, S. C. Peelle. Hoffman agt. Oyster; judgment against plaintiff for costs on dismissal; plaintiff's attorney. Wilton J. Lambert; defendant's attorneys. Brandenburg & Brandenburg. CRIMINAL COURT NO. 1?Justice An, derson. United States agt. George Toole; robbery: recognizance $500. with W. J. Howard surety, taken; attorney, J. C. Foster. BANKRUPTCY COURT?Justice Anderson. In re Martin Bros.; trustee authorized to indorse voucher. DISTRICT COURT?Justice Anderson. In re. condemnation of lot 1, square 26. addition to Le Droit Park; order appointing commissioners. PROBATE COURT?Justice Anderson. Estate of James T. Meline; will dated August 21. 11102. filed. Estate of Charles E. Wood; order to enter into agreement; attorney, W. A. McKenney. Estate of Rudolph Eichhorn: order to sell real estate; attorney, J. R. Fague. Estate of Isabella Littleton; letters of administration granted to Jennie E. Littleton: bond, $1000; attorney, A. H. Bell. Estate of Gracie M. Stroman; will dated June 4, 1008, filed. Estate of Joseph Pryor; rule to show cause; attorney. J. W. Glennan. Estate of William F. Maddox: petition for probate of will filed; attorney, C. J. Murphy p I ON SOILJT VIRGINIA National Guardsmen Are Busy at Fort Hunt. HANDLING THE BIG GUNS Men in Uniform Develop Ravenous Appetites. STUDYING THE EMPLACEMENTS Signal Corps, Battery of Field Artil lery and Ambulance Corps All Very Active. By ITie Star's Dispatch Boat Fairbanks. Special From a Staff Correspondent. FORT HUNT, Va.. July 28.?From reveille to taps yesterday the conduct of the national guardsmen of the District of Columbia at* Fort Hunt was strictly according to Uncle Sam's military requirements; and as the men were formally mustered into the government service they are beginning to consider themselves real soldiers. Preliminary instructions for offlcrs and men were also started yesterday and will continue today. These instructions will lead up to the maneuvers or whatever Is in store for the boys. The camp seems to spring into the swing of military life. After the first hard days and the rain the guardsmen kept a little quiet, but by last evening there was evidence enough of the happy spirit that always characterizes a camp of this kind. The day starts early, of course. A bugler in the vicinity of headquarters blows the first call at 5 o'clock, and fifteen minutes later reveille gun is fired. Setting up exercises occupy a few minutes, and by the time mess call is heard there are ravenous appetites all through the tented city. Inspect the Batteries. The guardsmen at this post have been divided into reserves and supports, this division affecting all but the Signal Corps, field battery and Ambulance Corps. The reserves, composed of the 2d Battalion. 2d Regiment, were conducted over the batteries today. The emplacements, guns and equipment were explained to the field and staff officers and non-commissioned officers by Maj. Davis. Lieut. Brown of the Coast Artillery Corps conducted the company officers, and the privates and non-commissioned officers followed the privates and non-commissioned regulars of the 47th Company of the Coast Artillery Corps. There are eight-inch, six-inch and three-Inch guns at Fort Hunt, the larger being of the disappearing type. From the parapets several prominent spots on the landscape were pointed out as being useful In marking ana nnaing ranges. From Battery Mt. Vernon to the pier at Marshall Hall is 5,800 yards, and the men were instructed In a general way what would happen if an enemy's ship should reach that point. Beach of the Guns. It was also explained that no ship would be able to get that far, as the river would be mined, and in addition the eight-inch guns are. destructive at 8,000 yards, so that long before a ship's Are would begin to be felt at the forts the fort's guns would have it breathing its last. The smaller guns are Intended to be used on torpedo boats, fighting tops of masts and small craft. It was also said by one of ; the regular officers that Fort Hunt is : more of an outpost for Fort Washington than anything else, and would not be able to successfully fight an enemy's fleet without the aid of the guns aicross the river. The supports, composed of the 1st Bat- 1 tallon, were being shown around the res- 1 ervation at the same time that the reserves were examining the guns. The military features of the post were ex- ' plained to them by various regulars, offl- ' cers and enlisted men acting as the instructors. The limits of the reservation were pointed out, the method of guarding ] explained and a preliminary instruction in patrol duty was given. Patrol duty at , Fort Hunt will consist of sending out small squads of men to collect all possible Information as to the character of the country around the fort, the bridges, their < number and location. Scouts will reconnoiter to see whether camp fires show actual troops or whether they have been built with a view to fooling the oocupants /vf fVio -fnrt Field Battery Has Brill. The field battery went through a short drill at 8 o'clock and received instructions from Lieut. Locke. The battery did not do much work yesterday, as the men were well tired after the hard work of Sunday, the long march and the tent raising having been too much for some of the boys. .The Signal Corps got to work early yesterday and was conversing with Fort Washington by wigwag signals most of the forenoon. Lieut. Putnam, in command of the corps, says he expects to have the wireless telegraph apparatus working within a day or two. He will talk to the various boats on the river which are equipped with the wireless apparatus. and also to Fort Washington. The Signal Corps' camp is being moved from its position near the reserves to the highest point overlooking the river, this being a more advantageous situation for the work. "ftie Ambulance Corps has not done much work yet. The principal duty so far is policlngi their camp and getting ready for drills. The ambulance men had one wounded soldier to carry around yesterday morning. A horse kicked Private Davis of the light battery on the foot. Nothing more serious than a painful bruise resulted. Lecture to the Officers. A lecture to the officers of the reserves was held at 11 o'clock, and one to the officers of the supports took place at the same hour. The reserves listened to an explanation of coast artillery duty, while the supports were instructed in patrol duty. Yesterday afternoon was left open and nothing but the muster in took place. This was the formal ceremony of entering ths regular service. MaJ. Davis, in command of the post, personally called every man's name and saw to it that he was actually present, and If not, an explanation was given by the company officers. The companies of the 1st Separate Battalion drew up in front of headquarters promptly at 2 o'clock, the hour set for mustering. As each man's name was called he answered "Here" and ordered arms. After the ceremony the battalion moved back to camp at double time as a lively shower had begun to fall. Meantime the 1st and 2d Battalions were standing on the parade ground, but Maj. Davis sent them back to camp until after the rain. The battery was mustered in at its camp, and the same took place in the signal and ambulance corps camp. The field and staff officers at Fort Hunt went over to Fort Washington to be mustered in. Work With Good Spirit. The men went at the guns this morning with good spirit and were evidently interested. An artillery officer accompanied each company of reserves to the three big gunB of Battery Mount Vernon and supplemented yesterday's general talk by a lecture .as technical as the militiamen could understand. The method for raising the guns over the parapets was explained. JThe sighting was done by a sergeant of'the regulars, the recoil cylinders opened and laid to view and the breech mechanism thoroughly explained. The men twere all anxious to have a try at opening the breech, as it is more or less of a puzzle to the uninitiated, and they derived a good deal of enjoyment out of the frantic efforts of some of the younger soldiers. i The men were taken to the range-finding tower at the close of the lesson at the battery. It was shown at the tower how the guns could be pointed and fired - 4 4 with accuracy, even when the target i waa obscured by smoke or fog. Meantime the signal corps was sending messages by wigwag across the reservation and out into the surrounding country. The 1st Regiment companies sent out scouts and petrols this morning, while their main body was encamped on the parade ground waiting for the information which would be brought in. Up to the time The Star's dispatch boat left for Washington the patrols had not returned. Quiet Spirit of Fun. A quiet spirit of fun is beginning to manifest itself, although none of the scrapping and blanket-tossing which the civilian attributes to National Guard camps has been seen yet. Several of the rawest soldiers have been sent on endless errands. A youth whose face showed his determination to get what he was sent after spent most of last night going from place to place looking for a bucket of reveille. Another young man knocked on all the doors In the fort for a hunt for the key to the flag staff. Still another "rookie" fell afoul of the regulars who gave him a note reading "Keep this man going." and if he had not stopped to examine the contents of the message after an hour's tramping he would probably still be searching for the mysterious person to whom it was addressed. Any one visiting the fort today would not think that the tents had been up only since Sunday afternoon. The general appearance of the company streets is so military that even an old observer might be fooled Into believing the camp had been established for a long time. Now that the boys are under Uncle Sam. sentinels have been placed at various points around the fort. When taps is blown at night the only thing to be heard after lights are out is the steady tread of the man on duty. E. G. WEATHER FORECAST. Showers Tonight or Wednesday; East to Northeast Winds. For the District of Columbia. Delaware, Maryland and Virginia: Showers tonight or Wednesday: light to fresh east to northeast winds. Maximum temperature past twenty-four hours, 84; a year ago. 80. Local rains have continued in middle and southern districts from the plateau and Rocky mountain regions to the Atlantic coast, and showers have occurred in limited areas in the upper Missouri valley and northern New England. Temperature changes have been slight, except in the upper Missouri valley, where readings this morning are about ten degrees above the seasonal average. The barometric depression that appeared near the east Florida coast Saturday has remained nearly stationary, and is apparpntlv dAPnpnfnir This distnrhnncp 1a IIIta ly to move northward, attended by rain and high winds along the Atlantic coast during the next two or three days. Advices to this effect were sent to the Atlantic ports Monday and further advices will be telegraphed today. The winds along the middle Atlantic coast will shift east and northeast and increase in force; on the south Atlantic coast they will be increasing northeasterly and on the east gulf coast fresh to brisk northerly. Steamers departing today for European ports will have light variable winds, shifting to fresh and brisk northeasterly, with fair weather, followed by showers to the Grand Banks. The following heavy- precipitation (in inches) has been reported during the past twenty-four hours; Norfolk, 1.38; Raleigh, -z 1.16; Duluth, 1.58; Mobile, 1.00; Modena* ' 1.02. ^ Records for Twenty-Four Hours. 4 The following were the readings of the < thermometer and barometer at the ? weather bureau for the twenty-four hours ? beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday: * Thermometer?July 27, 4 p.m., 75; 8 p.m., 4 74; 12 midnight, 69. July 28?4 a.m., 68; ' 8 a.m.. 74; 12 noon, 83; 2 p.m.. 83. Maxi- ' mum, 84, at 1 p.m. July 28; minimum, 68, , at 5 a.m. July 28. 4 Barometer?July 27, 4 p.m., 30.06; 8 p.m., ? 30.05; 12 midnight. 30.07. July 28, 4 a.m., i 80.05; 8 a.m., 30.06; noon, 30.04; 2 p.m., < 30.05. * * Downtown Temperature. < The temperature registered today by ] Feast & Co.'s standard thermometer was < as follows: 9 a.m., 81; 12 noon, 84; 2 p.m., 4 94. 4 The temperature registered today by < Affleck's standard thermometer was as < follows: 9 a.m., 83; 12 noon, 90; 2 p.m., < 92. , * Tide tables. 4 Today?Low tide, 2:15 a.m. and 2:47 ? p.m.; high tide, 8:05 a.m. and 8:34 p.m. < Tomorrow?Low tide, 2:55 a.m. and 3:25 J p.m; high tide, 8:441 a?m. and 9:14 ?m. | The Sun and Moon. ? Today?Sun rose 4:57 a.m.; sun sets 7:14 < p.m. i Tomorrow?Sun rises 4:58 a.m. 4 Moon?New moon, 2:08 a.m. _ The City Lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; J' extinguishing begun one hour before sunrise. All arc and incandescent lamps lighted fifteen minutes after sunset and E extinguished forty-five minutes before sunrise. Condition of the Water. T Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.; Great'Palls, temperature. 78; condition, 10U0; Dalecarlia reservoir, temperature. 80; condition at north connection, 1000: condition at south connection, 100. Georgetown distributing reservoir, .. temperature, 80; condition at influent gatehouse. 170; condition at effluent gatehouse, 140. Up-River Waters. C Special Dispatch to The Star. HARPERS FERRY..W. Va. July 28.? T BoTh rivers are very muddy this morning. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. A! LITTLE FAL.L.S kuau? mcnara ?. Harper to Richard Cook, lot on said road; $10. T NINTH STREET NORTHEAST between H and I streets?Caleb Parkinson et ux. to Kate A. Walton, lot 46. square 911; $5,000. Same to David S. Walton, lot 47. square 911; $10. Kate A. Walton et vir. David S.. to Caleb Parkinson. lot 45, square 011; $5,000. T NEWTON STREET NORTHWEST be- * tween 13th and 14th streets?Harry B. Willson et al. to Carrie B. Morris, lot 72. square 2036; $10. 315 11TH STREET NORTHEAST?Robert ai W. Dutton et ux. to Alexander S. A Clarke, part original lot 6, square 986; bt $10. MATTINGLY TRACT-Harry B. Willson et al. to Sanford Edie. lots 1 to 17. el square 2835; $10. Sanford Edie con- ri' veys same property to Harry B. Will- lii son and Harry Wardman; $10. tQ SCHOOL. STREET NORTHWEST near . , Irving street?Bralnard H. Warner et al. to District of Columbia, lots 3, 4 and 5. block 4, Mount Pleasant: M $31,050. fe SCHEUTZEN PARK?Charles F. Nesbit Si et al., trustees, to Orville B. Drown. L lot 2. block 4; $10. Orville B. Drown m to John B. Sleman, jr., same property. rI $10. dj SCHUTZEN PARK?Charles F. Nesbit et M al.. trustees, to A. Ralph Serven, lot 6. block 4; $10. FRIENDSHIP AND MOUNT AIRY? Samuel O. Wendel et ux. to Samuel S. Dalton. lot 10, and part lots 9 and r? 11. block 3; $10. gi RANDLE HIGHLANDS?Joseph Henningj t? THE VER Mr. Merchant, that the pn partment Stores advertise as ing and Sunday Star durinj other season of the year si advertising can be made a p: ing the heated term. 9 Don't Delay Inspection. 17 New Planned Homes. 15 Sold. Where in all Washington will you find a home property that is as great a success as this house? The remarkable record established in selling these homes proves their real value. Where in Washington can you find its equal as to arrangement and finish, to say nothing of its superior location? You will buy this home because it's really worth your best efforts to own. Come, See It. Columbia. Heights, $4,950. Very Easy Terms. Sample House, 1353 Newton St. N.W. (Just two squares north of Park road.) DESCRIPTION. 20 Feet Wide. ' 4 !i' Parquet Floors. / Servants' Closet. ??? ,j Stone Laundry Tubs. In fact, every modern convenience which makes the perfect home. In addition to the luxuries you will appreciate the great amount of useful floor space. It is the only plan of home arrangement which gives a perfect system of lighting and ventilating. A dark corner Is unknown. Front and rear bay windows add greatly to both appearance and value. The first floor Is finished with narouet flooring, giving ail the many advantages of a double floor and an individual appearance only found in $10,000 homes. Both floors are trimmed in genuine oak. Wax-finished dining room with large dome light. Then, too. if it's a Shannon & Luchs offering we know it'* going to sell before we take it. SHANNON & LUCHS. 704 13th St. N.W. Look for our Green and White Sign. ? Call, send or phone Main 4840 for booklet. 4' LYNNHAVEN, MD. On the shores of Chesapeake Bay, 72 Bailee a ? by automobile from Washington. < , m MOSQUITOES, M MALARIA;; The most picturesque, healthful and ? ? restful watering place from Massachusetts < k to Florida. The finest fishing and shoot- , k lng ground south of Canada. Boating , h and bathing surpassed by noon no tho , k Atlantic coast. , u ;YKE LYNNNAVEN COUNTRY (BUB;: l Will be one of the distinctive features of ; [ r Lynnbaven. With a magnificent club- ' * l Bowr, who muvor ma uuiuwi ! ? - merits, with tennis courts, jrolf links. * h : good roods for rldtng snd driving, mag- < r nlficent waterways for boating and fishing, < J life will be fall of social diversions. < > ! villa sites :: V 80 by ISO ft with H-acre OYSTER Garden. , ? I 8300 ;; , Is an exceptional investment opportunity. ! J , Oyster gardens are worked for parckan. ace by the Lynnhaven Development Oo.. * * . and will return an annual Income of at 1 " least 9180 each. < " membership free ! 1 In Zomnhaven Country Club to lot uwuein 4 ? eligible to membership. , , This property le selling very fast and , > If you want a choice location ACT KOW. , , real estate go.,: ; 1825 G STREET N.W., 4 3 Washington Agents Lynnhaven Develop- 4 ? JyB-tf mentCo. ? et ux. to John M. and Jeanette Cor-* bett, lot 49. square .">587; $10. DSEPH'S PARK AND CLEAN DRINK-* I NO?Joseph T. Offutt to Bernard M. Offutt. one-third interest in lot B; $10. J STREET SOUTHEAST between 15th and 16th streets?Walter D. Dresser et ux. to Emma M. Glllett, lot 56. square 1075; $10. ENNESSEE AVENUE NORTH EA8T between A and B streets?Walter E. Wright et al. to Virginia L. and Sallie W. Simpson, lot 26. square 1012; $10. IOUNT PLEASANT AND PLEASANT PLAINS?William Froyd et ux. to Carlton M. Beall, lot 30. block 4; $10. J26 CORCORAN STREET NORTHWEST?Charles S. Richards et ux. to Ignatius Miller, lot 137. square 240; $10. OLUMBIA HEIGHTS?David B. Murdock. Jr.. to Charles J. Groseclose. part lots 18 and 19, block 35; $10. vvvnmriTsxwPU A VT"h C*. QTP TT^UTTfil nitt i n?xiii> i ii vi - - > ? NORTHWEST?Emma Wollard et al. to Raphael L. Shanafelt. part original lots 11 and 12. square 289; $10. [OUNT PLEASANT?Charles J. Groseclose et ux. to David B. Murdock. Jr., lots 488 and 489: $10. HIRD STREET SOUTHEAST between E street and South Carolina avenueMary E. Woods to Lucy M. Whelan, lot 44, square 794; $10. WILL OF J. F. MELINE. amily Inherits Estate of Late Av sistant United States Treasurer. The will of James F. Meline. late assistit treasurer of the United States, dated ugust 21. 1902. was filed today for proite. Bequests of $100 each are made to his ltldren. Ellen M. Irland, Belle M. Merck. Florant M. Meline and James F. Me. te. jr. The remaining estate is devised i his widow. Mrs. Kate L. Meline, what also .named as executrix. By the terms of the will of Mrs. Grade ay Stroman. dated June 4 last, and ofred for probate, her husband. Henry C. ;roman. is to have the use of house 1011 awrence street northeast while he reains unmarried. On his death or remarage the property goes to the five chll en of the testatrix. Attorney Stuart cNamara is named as executor. Mgr. Gerrutti in Rome. ROME. July -*8.?Monsignor Bonaventui Cerruttl. auditor of the apostolic detection in Washington, arrived here yesjrday. Y FACT, Dprietors of all the Dereligiously in The Even- 1 I the summer as in any lould convince you that rofitable investment dur% \ ?