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Carnegie Library Ceremonies
on Saturday Afternoon, PLANS OF NEW STRUCTURE Designs of New York Architects Ac cepted by Trustees. SITE ON HOWARD CAMPUS Justice Barnard and Commissioner Macfarland to Speak at Formal Exercises. Ground breaking: for the now Carnegie library at Howard University, to be built at a cost of $.70,000, on a alte chosen just north of Rankin Memorial Chapel on the university campus, will take place form ally Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Addresses will be delivered by Commis sioner Henry B. F\ Macfarland and Jus tice Job Barnard, president of the board of trustees of the university. Acceptable plans have already been pre pared by Whitfield & King, architects, of New York city. These have been ap proved by the committee of the board of trustees In charge of the building of the library, consisting of President W. P. Thirkield, Justice Barnard, Cuno H. Ru dolph, Dr. Booker Washington, Dr. John R. rancls. William V. Co* and Rev. J. E. Moorland Bids Opened Tomorrow. Bids for the construction of the library will be opened In President Thirkleld's office tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. A number of prominent building contrac tors, It Is understood, are to compete for the work. ' The bulldiag is to be M feet front and 46 feet deep, and when finished will be a model of tts kind. Two stories In height, with a basement, it will rise to an elevation of thirty-nine feet. Brick, stone and terra cotta will be the material of construction. The base ment walls will bo of red terra cotta. The walla from the first floor to the roof will be of brick, with terra cotta apd Indiana limestone decorations. Two largo pillars of limestone wH] rise from the aides of the front doorway to the roof. The pillars will be twenty-four feet tall and each will be in striking con trast to the red terra ootta panels which will be inserted in the front walls of the structure. Arrangement of Booms. There will be seven rooms and halls upon the first floor, a reading room, 30 by 32 feet, the library, a librarian's room, two large study rooms, the staok room for the storage of books and a catalogu ing room. 0..*^**^?"* Thirkield will have an office, ??> by 1ft feet, on the second floor. A large ?U?2^J?eaaurln* 42 by ** feet ?!?<> ?? , u??n thfl floor- A stack room J? by 33 feet, a secretary's room and a board room are also op this floor plan. ** i? ?xPected that the contracts for IwtTw1* ">e bunding Will be let _?fSer formal bids hare been d the latest bidder ascertained. to 1*ever*l of the contractors bui?rit?? dJLU/ * on the construction the BOSTON OROKER ENDS HIS LIFE proposals of mabbiaoi xk. PEATEDLY REJECTED. After Stormy Interview With Young Lady of His Choice He ?hoots Himself. BOSTON, April 14?After making m unsuccessful attempt on ths life ef Miss Josephine Alberts, Alan M. Fay aged twenty-eight years, a prominent broker of this city, shot himself through the mouth in an alley in the rear of the Hotel Na CJ,)u^bua avenue, late last night and died while being hurried to the hos pital. Fay had spent the evening with Miss Alberts at her home. He then went to the alley at the rear of the house and fired four shots, three going through the young woman's window, but none reach ing Miss Alberts. A policeman who heard the ehots found * sy lying en his side in the alleyway, bleeding from a bullet wound In the roof of his mouth. Miss Alberts, who is twenty-five years old. has known Fay about four years, and during that time ahe repeatedly refused bis proposals of marriage, it is said. Last ?venlng, after a stormy interview. Fay left Miss Alberts, saying he would never see her again. Shortly after she had re ^ the firing. Fay was a member of the lirm o" Sewall ^dairthat?h!ab^r,erS- Mr 8ewaI1 d?nled ttSt hi. P*""" despondent or that his mind was unbalanced. He could ascribe no cause for ids action nor hm he know Mis. Alberts Thls ift^J !i.?i.^!?UT,? nans father. Joseph S. Kay i t. P?,,ce t,iat a note had been found in the son's room stating that he intended to kill himself. " Miss Alberts, who is under the care of *.fJPWClfcnl prostrated by the iffair thi? th*1 8h* w*s ?>' Austrian and' that her name was not Alberts th'n?^, t0, h* ca,,ed th?t'b?euM y ,n pronouncing the Aus trian name. ALARM IX BALVADOB. Zelaya Again Sets Diplomats to Guessing. President Zelaya of Nicaragua has again set the diplomats in this country to guessing concerning his motives. Ad vices of his renewed activity against Sal vador were received at the State Depart ment today. According to these dispatches, there is a renewal of alarm on the ? rentier of Salvador over the menacing movements of the Nharaguans. It was supposed some time ago that the decisive action taken by the United States and Mexico to preserve the peace of Central America would bring to an end any further attempt on the part of Ze laya to pursue a belligerent attitude toward his neighbors. It *eems evident, however, that Zelaya is still dreaming of conquest, and as Hon duras has shown but little disposition to ns st upon the neutrality laws resnect Ing her territory, it is still regarded as possible that Nicaraguan troops may be ibie to cross Honduranian territory in axrying out hostile purposes toward Sal vador. Any important move, however, will be decisive action on the part of the I nlted States and Mexico, both of which L-ountrlcs will insist upon a strict observ ance of the peace agreement entered Into (nents 6 American govern Four Months in Jail for Johnson. Oeorg* Johnson was sent to Jail for a total of four months today in the Police Court as a result of convictions in charges of assault, destroying private property and disorderly conduct. Johnson's clash with Policemen Scan'.on and Young of the third precinct, whd arrested him, cam* after a call at the store of Isaac Robin, 27th and 1 streets, last night, when he beat up the latter and broke ?averal windows. SUICIDE OF RID6E WALLER FORMER. ATTACHE OF KBRNAN'S THEATER TAKES HIS LIFE. Shoots Himself on tho Qrtw of His Mother in Oreenmount Ceme tery in Baltimore. Char leg Rldgely Dlmmltt. or "Ridge Waller." aa he was universally known, formerly treasurer Of Kernan's Lyceum Theater, and later manager of a bur lesque theater In Buffalo, committed sui cide In Baltimore yesterday, shooting himself on the grave of his mother in Greenmount cemetery. Dlmmitt took the name of Waller, the latter being the name of his mother. He explained that owing to family differences a good many years ago his mother resumed her maid en name and her son also took it. So far as known. Waller had no rela tives living, and he was not known to be Involved In any business'difficulties. He had come to Baltimore Tuesday, went around and visited a number of old friends and then took a train for Wash ington. where he called on Eugene Ker nan and Charles Darr, two of his old friends here. He had not been in good health for some time, and it is thought that it was loneliness, nervousness and despondency that prompted him to take his life. Suicide in the Cemetery. Mr, Waller returned to Baltimore yes terday and went to the office at the cemetery. He called on the superintend ent and explained that he ha* sent him a money order for five dollars a few days before and wished a receipt. This was given him, and he went to his mother's grave. After being there about half an hour he returned and gave some directions about having ivy planted there. He then returned to the grave and a few minutes later a shot was heard, and. ona of the workmen running to the spot, found Waller stretched across the grave, having shot himself through the mouth | The superintendent and his assistants did all they could to revive him and in a few minutes he sat up. He could not talk owing to the nature of his inju ries. and when the ambulance arrived he refused to He on the stretcher, and sat up all the way to St. Joseph's Hospital. On reaching there he lapsed into uncon sciousness again and died at 4 o'clock Waller had practically no money in his pocket when he killsd himself, but It is not thought that financial troubles I were responsible for the act. He had a number of receipts from fraternal and benevolent associations, among them from the Elks, of which he was a mem ber. They probably will look after his funeral. He la to be burled in hla mother's grave. t WILL HAVE CROSSWISE SEATS CHANCE TO BE MADE IN HEW p. A. Y. E. CARS. Directors of Capital Traetion Com pany Decide to Yiold to Wishes of Their Patrons. ' * * ? ? , * ? The "payei'-y?!*-**1"" car and Us operation were considered by the di rectors of the dapitaj Traction Company at the board meeting today, and this type of car was unanimously approved. To meet the wishes of its patrons, how ever, it was determined that all ears of this type hereafter placed In service shpuld be equipped with cross instead of longitudinal seats. It is understood that the first "pay-as-you-enter" car j with cross seats to be used by this company will be placed in service on the 14th street line the early part of next ' week. This action practically meets tho sub stantial requirements ot the citlsens of the District as manifested in the twenty I four complaints and criticisms of the new I cars wl)ich have been received at the Dis trict electric railway commission's offices. Secretary Eddy, in a recent report to the commission, made this apparent, although he also recommended that sliding doors, Instead of swinging doors, be placed in [ the new carp. There has been some complaint against the "pay-as-you-enter" principle from those who feel that it is a hardship upon passengers during bad weather, but theee I have been few. In his report on the new ear. which Is I strongly favored by Mr. Eddy, he in I tlmates that larger platforms should be provided, and some complainants I who want the privilege of standing on the platforms for the benefit of the air are with him in this respect. The j adoption of the crosswise seats, however, will, it is generally believed, remove the j chief objection heretofore made to the new cars. It is claimed that to provide I more passengers with seats and leave less room to be crowded with standing passen gers. obstructing egress by the front car door, is an important feature of the "pay as-you-enter" car system. MRS. scon ARRIVES IN CITY D. A. R. CANDIDATE FOR PRESI DENT GENERAL. Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, administration candidate for president general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, reached Washington this morning and | went to the Wlllard Hotel, where she will open her headquarters later In the week. Mrs. Scott was unacquainted with the political storm brewing In Washington, as none of her advisers here had informed her of It. Mrs. Scott was somewhat weary with her trip, but immediately started out to fulfill some society engagements. Mrs. Scott said the question of who shall be prssident general of the D. A. R. will be settled by the rotes of the congress, and that the discussion of the question outside of the congress would help no ons, but would Injure the standing of the society. Mrs. William Cummlngs Story of New York has not arrived, but Is expected to reach the city tomorrow. Mrs. Donald McLean, president general, is expected to arrive some time tonight. Both ladles will have headquarters at the New W1I ^?Tiixe vice President and Mrs. Sherman will give a reception Saturday evening i at 5 o'clock at the New Wlllard In honor I of Mrs. Story. , . i It is stated that Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Story are personal friends, and that the honor of the reception Is tendered for] this rea??on. Mrs. Sherman is a member of Irondequoit Chapter of Rochester, and Mrs. Story is regent of Manhattan Chap ter. New York city. The reception will begin at 5 o'clock. ' At 8 o'clock the District Daughters will entertain the visiting D. A. R 's with a lecture on Red Cross work by Miss Mabel T. Board man. The New York Daughters have srrang ed for a reception at the New Wlllard on the same evening. HERBERT CLARKE EMERY DIES Father Waa One of American Pio neers in Mahogany Industry. BOSTON. April 14.?Herbert Clarke Emery, son of the late George D. Emery, one of the American pioneers In ths mahogany Industry In Central America, died at his home in Brookline today. Mr. Emery's father and himself carried northern lumbering methods Into the mahogany business In Central and South America. The firm at present Is In con troversy with the Nicaraguan government over a claim obtained eleven years ago. the case having been taken up by the United States government. Mr. Emery waa fifty-three years old. HEARIO LIVELY The Commissioners Consider! Rates for Taxicabs. MR. WEST HAS A SCHEDULE Hakes Suggestions Which Call Forth % Protests. COMPANIES ENTER OBJECTION Maj. Judson Calls (or Books of the Operating Concerns?Season able Charges Certain. Taxicabs were ths subject of a lively hearing before the District Commission ers in the boardroom of the municipal I building: today. A schedule of proposed rates, drafted by Commissioner West, which are practically the same as in ef fect until recently, but which are lower than requested by the companies, was I announced at the hearing. When the rep resentatlves of the taxlcab companies grasped the scope of the new rates they began, figuratively, to beat the air and stamp their feet and wail. When the tearing began, one of the protestants ipoke in a low tone and without gestures; when it ended, there were six men wav ing their arms at the board of Commis sioners and talking in loud and excited tones. Mr. West's Proposed Bates. The rates which Commissioner West proposed to his colleagues for adoption follow: "For the flj-at half mile or fraction [ thereof, 30 cents. ' Bach quarter mile thereafter. 10 cents. "Kaoh six minutes of watting, 10 oents. "This tariff applies to tooth day and night. "One, two. three or four persons, same price. "For carrying one trunk or traveling bag or suit case. 30 cents. "Each additional trunk, 20 cents. "For one trunk and one traveling bag or suit case, 30 cents. ! "For each additional traveling bag or suit case, 10 cents. "XTabs going to or from the Union sta tion or from any garage to any point within a radius of two miles of such sta-! tion or garage, shall charge for the dis tance covered In transit to such point when carrying a passenger or passengers, but shall not Impose additional charge for distance covered when traveling empty. (The radius of two miles extends to Michi gan avenue on the north, 14th street and Florida avenue and Dupont Cirele on the northwest, 19th street and Pennsylvania avenue on the west, the wharves and the war college on the south, the navy yard and the Pennsylvania avenue bridge on the southeast, Congressional cemetery on the east and Mount Olivet cemetery on the northeast.) Distances beyond the two-mile limit shall be charged for at the rate of 5 cents for each quarter of a mile going and returning for such dis tance aa lies beyond the radius. To Theater and Beturn. "Taxlcab service from any point within threo miles of any garage to any theater and return shall'be not more than |3 for one or two persons, nor more than $4 for three, four or Ave persons: and there shall be no other charge, provided that the journey between the point of ca}l and the theater or return shall be made without delay. Any delay en route while going! or returning shall be' charged for at the rate of $1 per hour. Distances beyond the three-mile limit shall be charged for at the rate of 5 cents for each quarter of a mile, going and returning, for such distance as lies beyond the radius. "Night service of taxlcgb from any point of call within three miles of-any garage to the White Houfte and return 'shall be subject to a flat rate of not more than IS for any number of pesaengers; and any delay en route, going or returning, shall be charged at the rate of $1 per hour: and distances beyond the three-mile limit shall be charged for at the rate of 6 cents for each quarter of a mile, going and re turning. for such distance as lies beyond the radius " What the Companies Want. The schedule which the taxicab officials | desire it, in brief, as follows: Forty cents for carrying two persons, sixty cents for three or more persons, per mile. This Is the same rate as eharg* ed at present. Standing rate of $1.80 per hour. The| | present rate is 91 per hour. For going and returning from the place! where taxlcab is used to the central sta tion, twenty cents per mile. There is no charge for this at present. Initial charge of fifty cents for the flfst half mile. The initial charge at present is thirty cents for the first half mile. At the beginning of the hearing Com-i missioner Maefarland, as chairman, read the proposed rates drafted by Commis sioner West; and the latter then explained that he had framed them on the basis of rates in other cities and that the charges proposed for Washington are practically the same as those now in force in New York city. H. Cornell Wilson of the Terminal Taxi cab Company and A. C. CUne of the Fed eral Taxlcab Company spoke in opposition to the tariff proposed by Commissioner West. It was argued that Washington, under the rates proposed by the taxicab officials, would have rates as cheap as these in I any city except Boston and Philadelphia, I and it was declared that in both cities in creases are contemplated. Asks Increase in Bates. Mr. Wilson declared that the taxlcab companlea could not make money if the propoeed rates are put Into effect, and he presented many arguments of a gen eral nature to ?how that the expenses of operating the taxicabs are large. He argued for Increased rates. "I know that everything coming in and nothing going out would be an ideal way of operating a taxlcab company." Com missioner West remarked, "but the Com mlsloners are directed under the law to prescribe 'reasonable rates.' and that Is what they are trying to do." Engineer Commissioner Judson suggest ed that the Commissioners would be better able to decide what are reasonable rates for both the public and the taxlcab com panies if they could see the books of the companlea and thus be able to gauge the revenues and expenses. Mr. Wilson said that he would give the Commissioners the necessary figures, if the matter was to be confidential, and that arrangement was made. Declines to Shows Books. When Mr. CUne presented his argument that the proposed raites would mean oper ation at a loss by the taxlcab companies he was asked If he would show his books to the Commissioners. "No. I wouldn't show my books," he re sponded. Later, he explained that he did not think the books would show what the Commis sioners want. Arguing against the pro posed inttlal charge of 30 cents for the first half mile, he declared that the taxi cabs were often called two miles to carry a passenger a half mile and then had to return empty. ? Commissioner West Just before the hearing ended stated that the Commis sioners have received many complaints about taxicab charges and propose to establish reasonable rates. New Bailroad to Open Coal Fields. KNOXVII.LE. Tenn.. April 14.?The Southern Railway Company has placed a force of enslneers In the field to make surveys for a new railroad from Jelllco creek to the Cincinnati Southern railway. This proposed line will, it is claimed, reach one of the richest Virginia coal regions in this section and will open up , much undeveloped coal property. r FORSTER HELD FOR GRAND JURY MORE CHARGES LIKELY TO BE ? FILED AGAINST HI*. Accused of Obtkiainf Oltnwtrs Valued at $57 by MisTepre sentations Frederick M. Forster, whose antece dents are still a mystery, arrested several weeks ago by central office detectives upon a charge of false pretenses, was held In $1,000 bond by Judge Mullowny In the Police Court today for the action of the grand Jury. Forster was brought from the court pens for arraignment. Entering a plea of not guilty, he waived his right to pre* limlnary examination. The specific charge upon which the pris oner was arraigned is that of obtaining about $57 worth of cut glass from Charles R. Edmonston March 30 upon the strength of questionable financial representations. Forster had lived in style at one of the principal hotels of Washington. He mads many purchases, accumulating the mate rial in his room at the hotel, but for what purpose could not bo determined. At the time of his arrest Forster pro tested vigorously. He intimated he wss a man of means, although temporarily embarrassed, but htat he possessed influ ence with well known people of the coun try, which he tnreatened to bring down upon the police force. The polioe could not foree the man to divulge his true name, or where he came from. He admitted tne name of Forster was fictitious. Beyond this he could not m d t0 acc?unt for himself. The police have been trying to uiscover who be is. With this purpose in view photographs of the man were sent to the police departments of the country. The central office procured replies which convinced it that he had been con victed under the name of Green and another alias in one of the northern ciMes for offenses similar to those with which he is charged here. Forster made persistent efforts to re alise cash, the polioe assert, upon a .?*UB Jlra't for a 'arge sum. By tne time the matter reaches the grand Jury one or two other cases will probably be ?led against the accused. Forster was arrested by Central Offlee Detectives Cornwell and Bsur. after they trailed him about the city for severs days snd watched his proceedings. HONOR VETERAN PUBLISHER GERMAN RESIDENTS 0J THIS CITY PRESENT LOVING CUP. Pay Tribute to the Life and Work of Werner Keeh of Washing, ton Journal. To commemorste the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of hJs paper, the "W ashington Journal, and three-quarters of a century of a life whose deeds have won the respect and regard of his fellow citizens, Werner Koch was tendered a banquet and presented with a silver lov ing cup by German eitisens of Washing ton in Saengerbund Hall, C street neAr 8d street, last evening. George W. Spier was toastmaster. At his right sat Mr. Koch, while Joaehitn von Ernst, attache of the German em bassy, was at his left. Mr. Spier explained the purpose of ths gathering and paid a tribute to Mr. Koch. He declared that the Germans of the city owed their guest a special debt of grati tude for his services to the German lan guage, sentiments and customs. Mr. Koch spoke briefly, but with feel ing, In expressing his appreciation. President John Waldman of the Saen gerbund, after expressing to Mr. Koch the sentiments of that body, announced that it had elected him a life member, and presented him with a parchment scroll In testimony thereof. Tangible Tokens of Esteem. A bouquet of seventy-flve American beauty roses was presented in the name of William F. Gude, president of tho Chamber of Commerce, and another, tied with the colors of the Columbia Turn verein, attested the good wishes of that organisation. Simon Wolf, after a tribute to Mr. Koch and his newspaper, presented tha pub lisher with a handsome silver loving cup inscribed as follows: "Presented to Wer ner Koch as a token of esteem by his friends. 1834?April 13, 1900." Representative Bartholdt spoke of the German press and Its defense of personal liberty, and closed by congratulating Mr. Koch in the name of the Germans of the United States. Dr. Christian 8track, editor of the Washington Journal, spoke for the paper, and Gustave Lansburgh for the business men of Washington. Among the other speakers were Rev. Dr. Abram Simon of the Eighth Street Temple of the Wash ington Hebrew Congregation, Col. Ru dolph Saur, who presented Mr. Koch with an umbrella, and MaJ. Charles Loeflier. A delegation of the Northeaster Saenger bund of New York, which had come to the city to Invite President Taft, the German and Austro-Hungarlan ambassa dors and the 8wiss minister to visit the national saengerfest in that city next June, was also present. CHAPLAIN IN THE NAVY. Methodist to Be Appointed to Fill a Vacancy. A vacancy of chaplain In the navy will be filled by the appointment of a minister of the Methodist denomination. This vacancy was caused by the retirement of a chaplain of that denomination. Secre tary Meyer will ask the official represent ative of the Methodist Episcopal Church to nominate a chaplain for this position. There being no Unitarian chaplain of the navy, representatives of that denom ination recently appealed to the President in behalf of such an appointment. At the present time the chaplaincies of the navy are apportioned among the several denominations as follows: Metho dists, 5; Episcopalians, 4; Presbyterians. 1; Disciples of Christ, 1; Catholics, 8; Universalists, 1; Baptists, 4; Congrega tionalism, 1. MET STRANGERS IN SALOON. Aged Man Says He Wag Later As saulted and Bobbed. Thomas Goodman, sixty years of age, 302 10th street southeast, complained to the police of the fifth precinct today that he had been assaulted and robbed of $40. He was found at Rhode Island avenue and 12th street northeast about 1 o'clock this morning, and taken to Freedmen's Hospital, where the physicians found he had sustained a cut In his Up. About noon he complsined that he had been assaulted by two unidentified men and relieved of his money. Goodman told the police he met two strangers In a saloon last night, and that after he had been with them some time he was roughly handled and relieved of his cash. Baby Left Under Roanoke Doorstep. ROANOKE. Va., April 14?A six month-old girl baby was found under the steps of the back porch at ths resi dence of R. A. Hancock by a boarder. The child was well dressed and wrap ped in a lady's cloak and had ample clothing left with It, and all of good quality. Mr. Hancock, who has no children, has decided to adopt the waif. Will Hake Bicyele Tour of Franco. Alvey A. Adee, assistant secretary of state, has gone to New York, whence he ?ails tomorrow for Havre on the French liner T>a Provence. He will spend about eight weeks on a bicycle tour of France. NO CORNER IN WHEAT 1 James A. Patten Denies He Is Manipulating Market. JUST FORESAW SCARCITY Regards It as Fortunate That Ameri can Seized Opportunity. WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED Never Baa Had Control?Advance in Price Due to Inadequacy of Sup ply to Demand. CHICAGO. April 14.?The appeal of Pittsburg bakers to Washington authori ties to take steps to end manipulation of wheat and other markets excited com ment today by James A. Patten of Chi cago, popularly alleged to control the present wheat market. "In the first place," said Mr. Patten, "I don't control the market. My line at no time has run over 10,000,000 bushels. "I have preached the gospel of higher wheat because I saw what was coming. I saw it first, I believe. But when it comes to 'controling the market* there are two or three hundred other men havo bought who havo something to gay about that." Mr. Patten at this point in the inter view paused to open a telegram which had been handed him. He read it, smiled grimly and then remarked: "Now, what do you think of that? Here it Is reported on the board that I am 'disgusted' with the whole wheat business because of the criticisms and that I am going to get out." The so-called "wheat king" tossed the offending note on his modest desk. Patten Explains Condition. "I am a grain trader and I don't Intend to Quit. I bought when the market looked eheap, as did others who accepted my view, and I am going to sell It at a profit It I can. "I havo already sold a great deal. I have more to sell, and when anybody of fers me a proper price I will sell more. I sold some this morning, cash stuff, at |1.42. "There Is no corner, no manipulation. fithers who bought early sell as demand evelops." Mr. Patten then diagnosed the situation as he understands it. "For three or four years this has been coming, and I saw it. At tho end of each crop, bins were empty everywhere. With increasing population here and abroad It was obvious that sooner or later the crop of one year would be exhausted before a new crop was at hand. "Last fall, if not earlier, I saw it com ing. I bought wheat, and my friends did likewise. "The great unthinking public here and in Europe would not or could not see what was coming. Liverpool would not buy months ago, thinking the prices of that day too high. Now Europe wants 55.000,000 bushels. "The harvest was early last year. It has been trying to cover thirteen months Instead of the usual twelve, and It can't do It. We need wneat for the mills right here in Chicago now." "Maybe some of the shorts will deliver it to you on your May contracts," was suggested. , ? "I wish they would, for there isn t any to speak of here. We could use half a million for tho local milling trade today. What Might Have Happened. "Here's another point. If we had not bought wheat?I mean myself and others ?ths price would be higher here than it Is. Europe would have taken it, for the foreigners Anally recognised the weakness of their position. "And where would the domestic supply have como from? W? would have been compelled to buy from the very Euro, peens we sold to. I regard it as fortu nate that it was Americans who first diagnosed crop conditions and took ad vantage of It. "This was not philanthropy. My busi ness is buying and selling grain. I trade to make profits. But this talk of manipu lation is all rot." There was no ticker at Mr. Patten s I desk. His desire to learn what the mar kst was doing termlnstod the interview. The tape showed that May had quietly established a new high price?fl.'JSHfc?and that July was selMng at fl.17%. STAMPS . AND' CASH TAKEN THIEVES ENTEiL POST OFFICE AT BRENTWOOD. Bobbed About the Same Time Mount Rainier Office Was Entered Early Tuesday Morning. The thieves who robbed the post of fice at Mount Rainier early Tuesday morning evidently did not confine their efforts to that place, for about the same time the post office at Brentwood, near by, was also entered through a rear win dow and robbed of $4 in money and $1.50 in stamps. Postmaster Myer Edlavitch, at Mount Rainier, denies that the robbers took |50 worth of one and two cent stamps from his office. He admits that some stamps of a higher denomination were taken, but declines to state how many. He declares, however, that they were worth very much less than $50. The thieves picked the lock of his safe and secured 150 pennies, but overlooked some cash which was kept in another compartment of the safe. R. A. Van Horn, who keeps a grocery store on the opposite side of the road to the post office, received a post card last night addressed to him from New York, bearing tho message, "We will be back." Ho says he believes it was sent by some practical joker, as the robberies were committed, in his opinion, by some person or persons familiar with the local con ditions. The authorities at 'the Post Office De partment said today that no other rob beries of post offices have been reported from that section, although there seems to be a series of them going on in Virginia and the surrounding country. No self-respecting burglar, they say, would descend to the robbery of fourth class post offlceB. for his booty would scarcely afford ordinary compensation for the time and labor employed. The thieves are believed to be worthless characters, either in the neighborhood or from the city, who happened to be In the vicinity of the robbed offices. PERSIA IS NOTIFIED. Government Will Be Held Responsi ble for Safety of Americans There. The Persian government has sgain been notified by the United States legation at Teheran that it will be held responsible for the safety of the lives and property of Americans in Persia. The consul at Tabriz has reported that ths missionaries decided to remain there, and Minister Jackson has requested per mission to send provisions to the Ameri cans there and to the native members of their households on the guarantee of the consul that these provisions will be put to no other use, so that they cannot get into the hands of the revolutionists. An official report has also been received that Baskervllle, the teacher In the mis sionary school for boys, who was accused of complicity in revolutionary movements, has resigned from the mission. 4 TO ENUR6E US QUARTERS COSKOS CLUB WILL BUILD ? NEW HOME. Structure to Be on Site of Two Houses Just South of Club's Present Location. The Cosmos Club has decided to put up a new house on the site adjoining the present clubhouse at the corner of H street and Madison place. The club has now a membership of T43 and has out grown Its old quarters. It owns the two houses on Madison place south of the present clubhouse, and on these will erect a modern five-story building, with every thing that will go to make up an up-to date home. The present house is known as the Dolly Madison House, as it was here that she lived for many years in Washington. When the present house was remodeled the exterior was given a coat pf pebble dash, but the interior was left much as it had always been. It will not be touched in the coming reconstruction, and will still contain the reading and smoking rooms and the downstairs cafe and bar ber shop. The New Clubhouse. The addition will have Its main entrance on Madison place, and on the top floor will be a restaurant and roof garden. The first floor will contain additional space for billiard room, cloakrooms and club offices. There will be electric eleva tor service and a ladles' dining room, where the wives of members will be wel comed. There also will be additional ac commodations for the scientific societies which hold their weekly meetings at the Cosmos Club. There will be a larger lec ture hall than the present one and prob ably some smaller rooms for business meetings of the societies. The new house and the slight additions that will be made to the old clubhouse will cost about $100,000. The plans for the house have already been drawn by T. J. D. Fuller, and have been approved by the board of governors of the club. Sanitary Preeafffiens. One of the features of the new regime will be that Dr. Wiley of the Department of Agriculture will have entire charge of all the eating and drinking arrangements on tbe theory that nothing In this line Is too good and sanitary for the member ship. The Cosmos Club is one of the oldest clubs in Washington and is the leading scientific club of the country and one of the leaders of this line in the world. This is due largely to the fact that so many scientists of note are gathered in the service of the government here and many other men of similar tastes are at tracted by the wealth of material for scientific research and study at their command in the departments of the gov ernment. There are already living accommoda tions in the old clubhouse for many of the members, but these will be greatly increased in number. REPRIMANDS CAPT. CORCORAN GEN. WOOD ACTS IN CASE OF CAVALRY OFFICER. Court-Martial Benders Verdiet of Guilty of Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order. Capt. Thomas M- Corcoran, 13th United States Cavalry, formerly stationed at Fort Myer, Va., was recently tried by court-martial at Philadelphia on chargea of eonduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman and conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. He was found not guilty of the first charge and guilty of the second charge. The specifications alleged that Capt. Corcoran violated bis written pledge to abstain from the use of alcoholic liquors and that he failed to take proper measures to prevent an altercation be tween members of his command and members of the provost guard of the Na tional Guard of Pennsylvania during the Joint encampment near Gettysburg. Pa., in July last. The court sentenced the accused offleer to be reprimanded in orders by the re viewing authority. Maj. Gen. Wood Approves. The sentence was approved by Maj. Gen. Wood, commanding the Department of the East, with the comment that a finding of guilty on tbe charge of conduot unbecoming an officer and a gentleman would have been Justified. "The conduct of the accused," Gen. Wood said, "was highly discreditable to him as an officer of the United States Army, especially under the circumstances existing at Gettysburg, and tended to re flect gravely upon the service which he represented on that occasion, and to give rise to serious discord between the troops of the regular establishment and the Na tional Guard there assembled. "It is further evident to the reviewing authority that Capt. Corcoran failed to appreciate the responsibilities of his posi tion. and that he was seriously wanting in those qualities of tact. Judgment and zeal which are indispensable in an officer occupying the position which he occu pied. Capt. Corcoran will be released from confinement and restored to duty." ADMIRAL BARTON'S STATUS. Still Engineer-in-Chief of the Steam Engineering Bureau. Judge Advocate General Campbell has given an opinion to the effect that En gineer-ln-chief John K. Barton, U.S.N.. retired, is still chief of the bureau of steam engineering, notwithstanding his recent transfer to the retired list. Admtral Barton was nominated by President Roosevelt as chief of the bu reau of steam engineering and subse quently duly confirmed by the Senate, the appointment being for the period of four years. The judge advocate general holds lhat as Admiral Barton has neither resigned nor been removed nor is 1st capaclted for duty he is still chief of the bureau. Upon the recommendation of the judge advocate general the Secretary of the Navy has referred the whole ques tion to the Attorney General for his opinion. In the meantime it has been announced that President Taft desires to appoint Lileut. Commander Hutch I. Cone, chief of the bureau of steam en gineering, but the appointment is held in abeyance until the situation can be cleared up. Rear Admiral Barton was retired, not by reason of age, but because of physical disability, having suffered a severe at tack of illness three months ago while In Philadelphia. He has since greatly improved in health and is said to be able to discharge the duties of his office. Gen. Oliver Returns From Albany. Gen. Oliver, assistant secretary of war, has returned to this city from a short visit to his home in Albany, N. Y. Believe Night Riders Burned Church. NASHVILLE, Tenn.. April 14.?The Presbyterian Church at Fredonla, Cald well county, Ky., was burned last night and night riders are suspected. Blood hounds have been put on the trail. Charged With Giving Tips on Races. LOS ANGELES. Cal., April 14,-Slx persons, five men and one woman, have been arrested on the charge of selling San Francisco newspapers giving tips, iform charts and general Information; about the races. The woman is Mrs. F- M. Carrihan, a clerk in a news stand. The men are street newspaper vendors. All put up ball of $25 except one man. who is in Jail. A hearing will be had to day. What to Oo With Him Now the Question. ANSWER HARO TO FIND International Action of Some Kind May Be Necessary. NOTING FRANCE'S NEXT MOVE Whether He Will Be Oiren Hie Lib erty at Spanish Port Unknown to Ofleials Here. According to the vjew prevailing In diplomatic circles, Castro, the Venezue lan exile, will continue to be an Inter national issue for some time to come. If not for the remainder of his natural ex istence. It la realized In well Informed quarters that his recent expulsion from the West Indies is naturally only a tem porary expedient and that it will soon | become necessary to have an Interna tional unders.anding in order to estab lish his permanent status. Although It will be impossible for Cas tro to do any harm while he is on the high seaa, there Is nothing to prevent his renewing his thwarted schemes to recover his ascendency in Venezuela as soon as he Is again at liberty. Whether the countries Interested In his complete suppression will continue to exercise surveillance over him and prevent any attempt on his part to return to Vene zuela or a neighboring country are ques tions that remain to be determined, but which must be met In the near future in order to be effective. Virtually a Prisoner. There Is an undoubted feeling of relief In official circles over the fact that Castro has been removed from th$ danger zone in the Caribbean and that he will be power less for evil for a few weeks at least. Aa to the future no one Is willing, horn-ever, to make a forecast. The 8. 8. Versailles, on which Castro is an unwilling passen ger, is now on her way across the broad Atlantic and will not touch land again until she reaches the Spanish port of Santander, on her way to the French port of Bordeaux. Before he was taken away from Fort de France. Castro said that if he were allowed to do so he would leave the mainland of Europe and go to Ten erlffe In the 8panlsh Canaries off the northwest coast of Africa. Whether he will be allowed to do so remains to be seen. He Is now virtually a prisoner of the French government, and what dispo sition is to be made of him on the other side has not been disclosed. If he Is re stored to liberty at either Santander or Bordeaux and allowed to follow his own Inclinations It might not be very difficult for him to return to the continent of South America or even to .one of the is lands on the north coast of Venezuela. At any rate it would be an eaay matter to get as far on his way aa the Canary Is lands, where the character of hts treat ment would rest with the Spanieh gov ernment, which so far as known has no special grievance against him. Points in Hlg Favor. It is not believed, however, that the French government, after all the trouble Castro has caused It, will consent to his speedy liberation except on conditions which will preclude his doing anything which might jeopardize the peace or safe ty of nations. There is very serious doubt aa to the right of any country to deprive Cgstro of his liberty in the ab sence of a trial and conviction of some offense known to the law* It Is agreed on all aides that he is an undesirable citizen and likely to be a source of trouble wherever he may be located, but it Is not so well settled that he can be treated In the light of a pirate or an enemy of mankind because of the possi bility that he might commit some o\ert act. Because of these considerations, the case ef Castro is likely to be trouble* some for some time to come. The many problems Involved In his case are still further complicated by the apparent dis position of Venezuela and other coun tries to Include Mrs. Castro in the in ternational boycott of her husband. She has been refused permission to return to her home in Venezuela and the impres sion prevails that she qiay be detained on the French steamship on which she la now an unwilling passenger and returned to Europe with a possible view of having her rejoin her husband. The only fresh development In her case Is & statement made at the State Department that the United States gov ernment was not responsible for her exclusion from Venezuela and, further, waa not conccrned aa to her move ments. HOME OF JOEL BABLOW. History of Kalorama Sketched Be fore Columbia Historical Society. A sketch of Kalorama. the home of Joel Barlow, poet and diplomatist, was given last evening In a paper read before the Columbia Historical Society at the meet ing at the Slioreham. The author. Mrs. Cora Bacon Foster, brought out the his tory of Kalorama, as Barlow named the tract of land which he acquired In 18H7 and which lay north of Massachusetts avenue extended, just beyond Florida ave nue. forming a portion of what has come to be known as the 8heridan circle sec tion. The romance of the old house Ionic since removed was touched upon and its association with so many people whose names are now Identified with that of the history of the country. Once the residence ot an early com missioner of the city and then occupied by a descendent of Gen. Washington arid then passing through the vicissitudes of the changes which came over the city both before and after the civil war, the old house was used during the war as a hospital for contagious diseases. The facts of Its history were blended with much that served to revivify the past and make real the part taken by this famous old house or rather its oc cupants in much that concerned the past of the city. The paper was heard with Interest, and In the discussion that followed Judge S. C. Bundy pointed out a scries of facts showing the foresight of the first President of the United States and his faith in the ultimate greatness of this nation. The following were elected members of the society at a- meeting by the board of managers: John T. Devine, Col. George C. Ellison.* Gaillard Hunt. Robert Lee Preston and Hervey A. Knight. NEGRO CENTENARIAN DIES Edith A. Sydnor Passed Most of Long Life in This City. Edith A. Sydnor, a colored woman, born in Northumberland county, Va., March 29. 1808. died yesterday afternoon at her home. 221 M street northwest. Her long life had been passed principally !n this ? city, and of her fourteen children she outlived all but two. These are Nathaniel L. Sydnor of Philadelphia and Baldwin R. Sydnor of this city. Her husband. Stephen Sydnor, to whom she was mar ried in 1825, died several years ago. In addition to her two sons, forty-six grand children, twenty-three great-grandchil dren and three great-great-grandchildren survive her. She waa a member of the Baptist Church for seventy-seven years, and had been connected with Zlon Church alnce 1863. Shortly before her death she called aev- ? eral of her grandchildren and her two aona to her bedside and shook hands with them, bidding them farewell. Her fu neral will take place from Hlon Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in Harmony cemeter?.