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(Continued fmm First Page/) ?weak from combining to help them selves." Plumbing in Danville. Seeing the charts upon the walls, he said: "I see the architects have been at work here. Now, architects are good things? but expensive, I find. I built a house in '!*> in Danville. It was a pretty good house for Danville; (ost about S15.CW. In fourteen years of married life I had built nine houses?and sold them all. Then I wanted to build a house to live in, and ?when it was finished it was plumbed. Heaven onlv knows why we didn't die, ? but we didn't. We threw that plumbing out and got new plumbing. Then In three years along came another plumber and he put in new plumbing, anc so finally ?we got so we could retire for the night without fearing for our lives. So there s Y>een progress in plumbing?and in other lines. ' The Farmer All Bight. Mr. Cannon had a good deal to say about the farmers. He said that the farmer needs no help, that he Is the greatest, grandest citizen in the entire country and that the theorists who said the country people needed help do not know any more about what they are talk ing about than Mr. Cannon knows the duties of an archangel. "Don't attempt to relieve people you don't understand." he said. "If you've ever read the several carloads of rot that came to Congress along with some of the reports of that commission appointed to delve into country life, you've probably taken an oath never to read anything like It again. The farmer needs no uplift." He sat down In a roar of applause. Mr. Henry Morgenthau of New York made a very brief speech and left to catch a New York train: He said In part: "Mr. Cannon would not have to join Tammany Hall to be with those who are helping the poor. Tammany has been supplanted by the settlement houses. The poor do not lean on Tammany so much now that women like Mrs. Simkovltch have worked hard in their behalf. Con gestion. of course, is a most serious prob lem. In New York we receive some years a million Immigrants, and they have to be assimilated and taught our ways, and the things which will add up to the betterment of the future. "Mere architectural planning Is not ?what we want. Th?i thing to do is to get at all the streets like Jones street and transform them into breathing places that will make splendid men and women of the people who are groping in dark ness:'* Responsibility in Government. Commissioner Macfarland said: "Certainly a city government should be responsible for a city plan," said Commis sioner Macfarland. "Hitherto, -with the exception of Washington, city plans in this country have been the fruit of private effort. Public opinion must support such a plan, but the actual responsibility shouid be in the city government. It is to be hoped that cities generally may take that view of the matter. "We are fortunate here in having had a city plan from the beginning. Even though the national government neglected Its duty to the National Capital for three quarters of a century, the plan was ready when the government finally turned to co operate with the District taxpayers in developing It. The additions made to this jdan by the Senate park commission, while not officially adopted, were prepared under official authority. The commission itself was an outgrowth of our official National Capital centennial celebration In This, of course, was a general plan for the Improvement of the park system and the placing of public buildings. Be yond that is the program for the removal of the slums and the improvement of social conditions, which Is equally an Im portant part of the National Capital pro gram." The Economic Aspect. "Economic Aspects of -City Planning*' was the subject discussed by Benjamin C. Marsh. "City planning is the most effective method of projecting municipal effi ciency," declared the speaker. "The cost of congestion of population, the cost of industrial congestion, and con sequently of traffic, and congestion of offices are only partially estimated. The death rates and sickness rates In con gested areas, whether this means over crowding per acre or per room, aie most serious factors and items in the city's budget. "Recognizing these conditions, we may frankly say that city planning is fundamentally a health, and hence an economic, proposition. It recognizes: "1. That sunlight to fight disease should be placed within the reach of the workingman. "2. That home with Its significance is to be retained as the right of the American citizen. "3. That the enormous tribute of dis ease due to land speculation and ex ploitation must be checked by the only power?the government. "4. That the city should not spend money futilely to secure land, but should secure land while It Is reason ably cheap and when the government can afford healthy conditions. "American cities have, in the main, capitulated to real estate interests. They are now summoned to conserve the health, well being and morals of the community to which said city plan Is essential.'' Those present at the dinner were Com missioner and Mrs. H. B. F. Macfarland, George Otis Smith, Miles Poindexter. t'uno H. Rudolph. John E. Reyburn, Mrs. Justlna R. Hill, Mrs. Herbert Parsons, J. Van Vechten Olcott, Mrs. V. G. Slmko vitch, Henry G. Morgenthau. Senator F. G. New-lands, A. P. Clark, jr., Edw. Filene. Mrs. J. Van Vechten Olcott, Sur geon General Walter Wyman, Dr. George M. Kober, Julius Kahn, Joseph G. Can non. Allen D. Albert, jr., Benj. C. Marsh, Myron J. Jones, B. F. Smith. Dr. L. MacBride Sterrett. F. L. Siddons, Miss M. Bayley, T. E. Bilquist, W. Pierce "Williams, D. U. Boynton, Joseph Breck ons, Allen Burns, A. W.Crawford.Thomas Dawson, F. L* Ford, George B. Ford, Arihur N. Grant, Joseph Strasburger. Henry B. Davis. Carroll, F. C. Hender shott, E Munson Havens, George E. Hooker, H. B. Hertz. N. J. Haskell, jr., A. C. Johnson. H. P. Kelsey, M. W. Baldwin, Edgar R. Mack. George Miller, John Nolen. F. L. Olmsted, Jr., W.illiam F. Downey, Mrs. William H. Bayly, Judge William De Lacy, Charlotte C. Barnum, George Truesdell, Miss Edith Wescott, Miss Alice Fletcher. Archibald Hopkins, Mrs. W. C. Smith. Samuel J. Prescott, Walter S. Ufford, Ellis Speare. Washington Topham, I*. D. Seltz r. I.u cian Powell, Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, Mr. Simons. Miss Morgenthau Krnest N. Roberts, Capt. James F. Oyster, John L, Weaver. Mrs. George Pflnsfr. R. A/ Pope, George D. Seymour. J. A. Smith, E. T. Hart man, Josiah Pennington. R. B Watrous, W. S. Minnix, H. E. Wil liams, Carroll Kibbey. Plans in Many Cities Discussed by Speakers That Washington should be a model city from which could be patterned rtie other cities of the country and that Ct>ngres?i should be urged to adopt a com prehensive plan for the development of the capital and provide for its fulfillment "was the substance of a resolution adopted unanimously yesterday afternoon by tlie national conference on city planning after >everal hours' discussion of the problems of city development At the conclusion of the session in the boardroom of the Distrh-t building yes terday afternoon the following resolution was offered by J. R. Coliidge of Boston: ' Whereas the National Capital should afford to the whole country a model of what a city should be. "Therefore, be it resolved. That this conference urge upon Congress the im portance for the adoption of a compre hensive city- plan for the District of Co lumbia and for efficient administrative machinery to deal with the problems of Seveloping and applying that plan." After the adoption of that resolution by unanimous vote of the delegates a fur ther motion was adopted providing that a committee of five be appointed from the delegates to the national conference to bring to the attamlon of Congress the action previously taken. It Is contem Plated "by that motion, it was explained, that a memorial should be sent to both houses outlining the discussions and actions of the national conference, and .thus showing the Importance of prompt action along the lines suggested in the resolution. The conference delegates also decided to arrange for a more complete national conference on city planning, to be held next winter. The resolution to that ef fect. which was adopted, was Introduced by Henry Morgant*-<iu, and was seconded by Frederick Law Olmsted, jr. Committee to Arrange Plans. It declared "that a committee be form ed to arrange for a more complete na tional conference on city planning and the congestion problem, to be held next winter, and to submit to that conference a well considered project of organiza tion for developing comprehensive city planning in America, and that the com mittee consist of representatives of the following: The committee on congestion of the population in New York, Amer ican Society of Civil Engineers, Ameri can Institute of Architects, American So ciety of Landscape Architects, League of American Municipalities, American Civic Association, National Conference of Char ities and Corrections, and such of the callers of this conference as will serve on the committee, with power to add to their number." During the session yesterday afternoon prominent advocates of city plans from many of the largest cities of the coun try outlined to the conference the de velopment of their home municipalities and of the plans for the future. Richard Achilles Ballinger, Secretary of the In terior, presided. The speakers and the cities about which they spoke were as follows: Speakers for Cities. Senator Francis G. Newlands of Ne vada, Washington, D. C.; Representa tive W. T. Borland, Kansas City, Mo.; Representative Julius Kahn, San Fran cisco; Munson A. Havens, secretary of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland; Arthur A. Shurtleff, Boston; Andrew Wright W. Crawford, assistant city^olicitor of Philadelphia, Philadelphia; Dr. J. Q. Adams, secretary of the New York mayor's art commission. New York; Edward T. Hartman read a paper by Charles Mulford Robinson of Rochester on Los Angeles and Denver; Allen T. Burns, secretary of the Pittsburg civic commission, Pittsburg; Joslas Penning ton, secretary of the Municipal Art So ciety, Baltimore; Frank C. Baldwin, De troit; Richard B. Watrous, secretary of the American Civic Association, Mil waukee. In opening the session Secretary Bal linger declared 4hat he was only fa miliar with the development of cities that have grown in the past generation. In the "new" city with which he has been familiar, Seattle, he said, the serv ices of a city planner were secured, and the city has been developed largely along the lines laid down by the expert adviser. Senator Newlands, in speaking of Wash ington, outlined the history of L'Enfant's original plan for the city and its applica tion in the older parts of the District, and then spoke of the failure of legal ap proval of the plans for the newer parts of the National Capital presented by a commission of prominent workers along the line of city planning. "We are beginning to realize that a city should be planned just as a building is planned, just as any great engineering project is planned, and that the plan should be prepared in time," he con tinued. "It is possible to look out for the future. The water fronts should be things of beauty as well as of utility; there should be public parks, reserva tions for schoolhouses and other public buildings. System for a Guide. "There should be developed some sys tem that would be a guide for all the cities and towns of the future. "This government entered on practical work by the establishment of a bureau, and later a department, of agriculture. It has investigated many problems and has been a guide to the various states and localities. "We need now the organization of the constructive work of the nation on some definite and practical basis. Not only will the Panama canal work be continued in the future, but there will be the con struction of publio buildings, river and harbor improvements and other large projects. This country should have a bureau of construction and should ally with it a bureau of arts. Unite the work of the great engineers with that of the great artists. Architectural and other societies are creating public opinion in this country today; and if they keep up their work this nation will have a bureau of construction and arts which may de velop into a department. "And I cannot see why such a bureau cannot take up the question of city plan ning. The Department of Agriculture has taken up plans for good roads, and why should not this other bureau take up plans for good cities? Why should it not enlist the aid of towns in establishing models? Why should not Washington, which we Intend to be the most beautiful city of the world, be an educational cen ter for municipalities? Why should not the municipal engineers of the future be trained in Washington?" Group Plan In Cleveland. Speaking of the plans for the develop ment of Cleveland, Mr. Havens declared that the Cleveland group plan of public buildings is no longer a dream, but Is certain of achievement because the city has already acquired 75 per cent of the land for the new public buildings. Refer ring to the park system, he spoke par ticularly of the absence of "Keep off the grass" signs in public reservations. Mr. Havens urged particularly that those en gaged in city building should devote de tailed study to city finances In order that their work be practical and effective, and he expressed the belief that city planning is the proper work of the chambers of commerce and boards of trade of Ameri can cities. Speaking of Boston and Its develop ment, Mr. Shurtleff said: "Greater Boston houses a population of approximately 1,250,000 persons upon a territory of 400 square miles, embracing forty independent cities and towns. These municipalities have been united from time to time for special purposes, in order to accomplish certain great public works. This unification has been effected by com missioners appointed usually by the gov ernor of the state. In conjunction with the mayor of Boston. Through the ff forts of such commissioners the district has constructed a great system of water supply and a corresponding system of trunk sewers. It has also acquired and now maintains a large system of well distributed metropolitan park reservations and parkways. Of late the district, realiz ing the need of joint action of this kind upon the part of Its component munici palities to solve its railway, dock and highway problems, appointed a metropoli tan improvements commission to deal with these matters. The report of this board is now being printed at the end of a year and a half. Briefly stated the com missioners in their report advocate a unification of the railway lines by a belt line road, by tunnels under this city and by a system of evenly distributed freight yards, in order to expedite a handling of goods. A system of docks Is recommend ed which la organically related to the railway terminals and to the natural har bor opportunities of the bay. The com mission discuss the highway system of the district at length, and show vlans for its future extension and for the grad ual elimination of its more serious faults. The report also deals with the utilization of waste land for mercantile and residen tial purposes and reviews the available sites which could be occupied by a group of municipal buildings." Philadelphia's Gridiron Streets. Regarding the Quaker city, Mr. Craw ford said: "Philadelphia Is the type and prototype of the cast-Iron gridiron city. As laid out by William Penn, streets cutting each other at right angles unrelieved by any diagonal avenues formed the entire means ' of inter-coramunlcatlon between its parts. This plan, which has until recently been extended throughout the outlying regions < of Philadelphia, has been adopted in American cities generally. That Philadel phia has within the last ten years broken away from this system in some outlying sections and is striving to correct the er rors of post generations in its built-up sections by diagonal avenues from the city hall 1b the notable accomplishment of the last ten or fifteen yeara. "The movement has been one of devel opment in Philadelphia as it has been elsewhere. Twenty years ago with the formation of the Small Parka Association the attention of the city was directed to the problem of bringing fresh air and sun shine to congested districts, especially where incoming foreigners locate them selves. "More than fifty squares and triangles have been acquired since then and the initiative has been taken In their devel opment as playgrounds. An outer park system has been preserved by legislation, by ordinances and its acquisition begun." New York's Great Need. New York's needs in the way of a city plan were outlined by Mr. Adams, who said: "What New York needs is a permanent city plan commission which shall have complete control of the future develop ments of the city, of the location of all public buildings, the opening up of parks and boulevards, and in this way cleaning out the slum districts. A commission with wide jurisdiction and absolute power is not unknown in the city. There Is one commission of that character which I think may be called a model commission. I refer, of course, to the art commission. Here we have ten men of great ability and high standing, the highest integrity, who give an enormous amount of time gratis to the city. The jurisdiction of the art commission extends to every structure that Is to be built wholly or in part on public lands, to the building of new ways and grounds, to all works of art that are to become the property of the city, and its power is absolute. This jurisdiction and this power have given the dignity which the art commission pos sesses. "It seems to me that a commission of the same character should be established to take complete control of the city plan. It should, of course, be able to enforce Its decisions." Progress in Kansas City. Speaking for Kansas City, Representa tive Borland declared that the need of planning a city was recognized some years ago, and its plans for parks, large and small, connected by broad boule vard^ have materialised, and nearly all the plague spots of the city have been eliminated. 'Sunlight and fresh air, green grass and waving trees are near every man's door and can be reached by the toddling steps of every worklngman's child," he declared. ? "Today we have fifteen Im proved parks and squares which vary in size from seven-tenths of an acre to 1,354 acres. This chain of parks Is connected by forty miles of boulevards, paved, lighted and cleaned by the park board This system Is elastic and capable of in definite extension." Pittsburg, said Mr. Burns of the Smoky city, illustrates the need for comprehen slve city planning In any growing Ameri can municipality. Its citizens, he said, have organized a civic commission which is considering every' single factor In the situation?committees on rapid transit, parks, housing, water supply, sewerage and general city planning?all working under the common supervision of the commission. Soon, he said, Pittsburg will have a comprehensive plan of progressive improvements. Plans for Improving Baltimore. In Baltimore, said Mr. Pennington of the Monumental city, work along the line of city planning Is being undertaken by the Municipal Art Society. Its chief aims are decoration of the public school buildings; proposed art building and museum for Baltimore; development of the public grounds and suburbs; improve ment of the park system; efforts to abate the smoke nuisance; general city planning for the rearrangement and improvement of public space, civic center, boulevards, etc.; mural decorations in the public buildings; procuring statues for the pub lic squares, etc.; improvement for the city paving; placing works of art in Eutaw place; public art exhibitions; ex hibition of the Natiqnal Sculpture Society; providing for the sculpture garden, In con nection with parks; procuring suitable statue to Edgar Allan Poe; publishing a bronze medallion of Edgar Allan Poe; me morial to the late Johns Hopkins; pro curing legislation to enable the city to acquire, hold and sell real estate: ar ranging for lectures; arranging for ex hibitions,' proposed memorial to com memorate the rebuilding of Baltimore city; recording valuable bits of archi tecture in Baltimore city and its sur roundings. Conditions in San Francisco. Speaking for the city of the Golden Gate, Representative Kahn said that, al though there was a general demand RED CROSS CHRISTMAS STAMP DESIGNED BY CARL WINGATE, NEW YORK. among the residents for a new city plan. Individual interests had prevented the re building of San Francisco on a new plan, and its original lines are being followed. The character of the construction, he said, is far better than the work de stroyed. For Detroit,, Mr. Baldwin admitted thst the newer sections of the city are not being properly developed, but declared thkt a movement Is on foot, backed by a ne*v mayor, to put into operation a proper city plan. ;.n his paper on Milwaukee, Mr. Wat reiis told of the creation of a municipal pftrk commission and of a county park commission, and of work they have un dertaken. CURIOUS DIVORCE TANGLE MAN WANTED TO MARRY HIS FORMER WIFE. Had to Travel From Haiti to France After All Kinds of Difficulties Block Him. ' I Special Cablegram t? The Star. PARIS, May 22.?A curious divorce tan gle has come up before the Paris courts. A rich West Indian planter was married in the island of Haiti, and after a few years the couple were divorced. It was not long, however, before a reconciliation be tween the ex-husband and ex-wlfe took place, and they decided to make It up by remarrying. But it so happened that the law of the country forbade the remarriage of di vorced couples. The only resource was for them, as French citizens, to have the ceremony performed at the French lega tion. A query was sent to the French foreign office by the diplomatic representative at Haiti asking if It were lawful to do so. The reply came that it would be perfectly legal, provided the couple waited until the tenth month after their divorce had elapsed, which is the law In France. The ex-husband was. it is alleged, Im patient on account of the difficulties in his way. While waifTng he had a num ber of articles published In the local pa pers attacking the laws of the country, which were described as barbarous. The French minister thought It a deli cate matter, under these circumstances, to celebrate the marriage at the lega tion. When the time came he refused to allow the ceremony to be performed, on the plea that It would be a dis courtesy to the government to which he was accredited. The would-be bridegroom of his former wife had thus quite unexpectedly raised a sort of diplomatic incident. He was told that the only solution was for him and his bride to hasten to France, where the wedding could take place without dif ficulty. They did so. But the belligerent hus band took up arms once more and de sired to bring a suit for damages against the minister who had refused to perform the ceremony and had obliged him to go to all the expense of traveling to France to get married. Administrative rules have further mixed the matter up. The hero today finds that he is suing the prefect of the depart ment of the Seine, who has refused to ap pear, and has sent word that the case is outside the jurisdiction of the ordinary courts, and could, at most, be decided only by an administrative council. DEPLORE HIS RESIGNATION. Alexandria County Teachers Pay Tribute to Supt. Clements. ; Resolutions expressing the regrets of the teachers of the public schools of Alexandria county, Va.t at the resigna tion of James E. Clements as superin tendent and the esteem in which tney hold him were adopted at a meeting of the teachers held recently at the rort Myer Heights School. The resolutions, a copy of which has been sent to Mr. Clements by Henry S. Petty, secretary of the Teachers' As sociation, declare that "during his incum bency, covering a period of fifteen years, he has labored with untiring zeal for the Improvement of educational conditions and with such success as to make uu administration memorable in the annals of our county, whether viewed from the standpoint of effort or achievement. This is especially notioeable in our later build ings, whose architectural excellence and modern appointments compare favorably with any others of like character through out the state; and in the lenghtenteig of the school term, enlarging thereby tne opportunities of the youth of our com munity to acquire such an education as will lit them for life's duties and respon sibilities. "As teachers we shall always remember with pleasure his kindly sqllcltude for our welfare, coupled with his sympathetic co-operation in every movement which tended in anywise to the betterment of the service, and in parting, which we do with profound regret, we beg to offer the tribute of our hearts' best wishes for his future happiness and prosperity." FAMOUS MADONNA FOUND. Thief Tried to Dispose of It and Got Caught. Special Cablegram to The Star. ROME, May 22.?The famous painting by Glambellino, the Madonna and Child, stolen from the Church of Madonna dell Orto In Venice during passion week, has been recovered. Some days after the robbery Emilio Sfrisco, a custodian of the Hospital Hum bert I, informed the usher of the perma nent exposition of modern art that he possessed a valuable painting which he wished to sell and asked him to recom mend him to some rich foreigner. The usher, recollecting the lost masterpiece, immediately informed the police, who laid a trap for the custodian. They installed in the Hotel Danielii a well known antiquarian, whose fluent English helped along the desired impres sion that he was a wealthy Englishman on the lookout for a masterpiece. His first visit was to the Hospital Humbert I. accompanied by plain clothes men from headquarters. There he was shown the painting, which he bought for 110.000 and took with him. It was identified as the original and the custodian and two accomplices were ar- j rested. i MONET GOING BEGGING. Claimants for $600,000 in Prizes Cannot Be Found. Special Cablegram to Tbe Star. PARIS, May 22?Something like $600, 000 is going begging for want of claim ants. The money is tne value of lottery prizes which the winners have apparent ly forgotten. The number of bonds of the city of Paris, the Panama canal, the Credit Foncler and so on which have drawn prizes and wnich remain unclaim ed amounts only in the last few years to 2,600. Yet hawkers earn a livelihood by sell ing daily all the year round the list of winning numbers in every imaginable lot tery for decades past, and the hundreds of people who buy it never seem, judging by their faces, to have won anything, j Presumably, if they had just come in, for instance, to $100,000 they would look pleased. Two prizes severally of that value have been unclaimed for years, fifteen of $20,000 each are also unclaimed and the remainder include several worth $10,000. Beating Way to Exposition. Special Diapatch to The Star. MILFORD, Del., May 22.?Word was re ceived here today from Hiram S. Truitt, son of a wealthy banker, and James L. ! Davis. Jr., son of a rich manufacturer, j that they have reached Chicago on the j "hobo" trip to Seattle. The Milford youths, who are trying to reach Seattle without cost by July 4 to attend the exposition, state they were kicked off freight trains Ave times. They wire to Mlliord each night where they are. 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NEW YORK, May 22?A huge silver loving cup, a gift to the Atlantic fleet in commemoration of the round-the-world cruise, was receiver on board the battle ship Connecticut, flagship of the fleet during the cruise, today. The cup is t..e gift of the Admiral Trenchard section of the Navy League and the presentation was made at the Brooklyn navy yard Jn the presence of officers, women compris ing the membership of the Trenchard section and many guests. Rear Admiral Schroeder, commander of the fleet, re ceived the cup. Mrs. Mary Van Buren made the formal presentation. Gen. Horace Porter, president of the Navy League, delivered the principal ad dress. He deplored the tendency to de preciate the character and service of the American sailor, saying that the highest respect and honor should be shown to the bluejackets of the navy. PROTESTS HIS INNOCENCE. Case of Delmar Young, Charged With Murder, in Jury's Hands. ERIE, Pa., May 22.?The case of Del mar Young, charged with the murder of his mother. Vinnle M. Young, now rests with the jury. All the evidence in the case had been submitted before the after noon session of court adjourned today, and at the evening session counsel for the defense and prosecution presented their arguments and the court charged the jury. The defendant went on the stand today j and withstood a severe cross-examina I tion by the district attorney. He said: ?'I loved my mother; I would rather have died in her place; I did not kill her." About a dozen witnesses testified that they had talked with the defendant short ly before 7 o'clock on the night of the murder a half mile from the scene of the tragedy. TO USE WOMEN DETECTIVES. Berlin Police Administration Decides on Change. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, May 22.?The Berlin police ad ministration has decided to establish a corps of women detectives. Ten ladies, mostly very young, ^ome of them girls, will immedaitely enter the service and will be put to work as fast as opportunity offers on every Important case where it is thought that feminine intuition may be useful. Permission to introduce this innovation was granted by the Prussian home office as a result of experiences demonstrating that there are numerous crimes which women detectives can best deal with. The department has also decided to em j ploy for the first time women assistants in administrative work. Five women will be on duty at the Alexander Platz?the Scotland Yard of Berlin?on and after Monday next. Dodges Prison by Suicide. Special Cablegram to The Star. GENEVA. May 22.?A convict named Piantlno, who was being conducted to the prison of Fribourg the other day by a gendarme, on arriving at the suspension bridge which spans a gorge of great depth leaped over the bridge and fell 130 feet below. He landed on the hack of a workman who was repairing the road. Both men were* so badly injured that they are not exfiected to recover. INSTRUCTS IN ART OF EATING. Enterprising t Hungarian Woman Starts Unique School. Special Cablegram to The Star. BUDAPEST, May 22.?An enterprising woman named Hoiker has started a school here where pupils of all ages are given a full course of instruction in the art of eating. Practical demonstrations are given in ordinary table manners, but the chief aim of the establishment is to teach the ignorant how to deal successfully with such dishes as they have never even heard of. "Who does not recollect in his ex perience moments of unspeakable an guish," asks Frau Hoiker. "when at a dinner party he finds that he is using his knife and fork for a dish that only requires a spoon, or vice versa? It is to save men and women from these little tragedies that I have opened my school." Examinations are to be held at the end of each term, when the students will be requested to attack an array of unknown delicacies set before them. Those who undergo the ordeal success fully will obtain a certificate from Frau Hoiker which will enable them tu face any banquet without flinching:. HASKELL CASE UP. Witnesses Accuse Oklahoma Gov ernor of Town Lots Fraud. TULSA, Okla., May 22.?Testimony to support the charge flhut Gov. Charles X. Haskell ha4 fraudulently secured titles to certain town lots in Muscogee was heard by the federal grand jury today. Among those who testified were Fayette C. Ewing and John C. Wilkerson of St. Louis. W. W. Potter and J. Clemmons, Hastings, Mich.: Dan Bailey. Ottawa. Ohio; Fred Williard, Cleveland; D. \Y. Jay, t. Marys, Ohio, and Rev. Solomon Metzler, Wasseon, Ohio. SHIPS FOR SAVANNAH LINE. Ocean Steamship Company to Spend $1,000,000 for Two Steamers. SAVANNAH, Ga.. May 22.?Advices were received in Savannah today stating that Maj. J. F. Hanson, president of the Oc?an Steamship Company, announces that the company has closed a contract with the Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Newport News, Va., for the construction of two coastwise liners at an approximate cost of $300,000 each. They will have a displacement of 5,900 tons and a freight-carrying capacity of 3,500 tons. They will be able to carry 235 passengers, 135 first class. The vessels will be 37U feet long and 40.6 feet beam. Delivery is to be made In thirteen months. Through Floor Into Jewelers'. Special Cablegram ?o Tlit? Star. HAMBURG, May 22.?Jewels and plate of the value of $32,500 were stolen early last Sunday morning from the shop of Messrs. Dittmer here. Breaking into the flat above the shop, the burglars rendered the occupants, two old ladies, unconscious by means of drugs. Holes were then pierced in the floor, while, to prevent the nois.? of falling plaster, a closed umbrella was pushed through itno the shop and then opened to catch the plaster. No fewer than eighty-three small holes were bored before the burglars removed enough of the flooring to descend. They went down and returned with their booty by means of a rope ladder. THREATENS KINO'S LIFE. Condemned for Attempt, Anarchist Sends Word to Ferdinand. Special Cablegram to The Star. SOFIA, May 22.?Vladimir Naidanov was tried here recently for attempting the life of King Ferdinand by tiring at his carriage. The entrance into court of the prisoner ?a pale, beardless boy, with wavy hair falling on his shoulders?caused a sen sation. He Is a Macedonian, who studied in the Saloniki gymnasium, and was moved to avenge his countrymen, who. he declared, had been abandoned by the ruler of Bulgaria. "I wished to kill the prince," said Vladimir in a calm voice. "And I hope to kill him some day. for, as an anarchist, killing princes is my trade. Besides, Fer dinand is the vampire of Bulgaria. '"He compassed the death of Bor s SarafofT and other Macedonian patriots. I am bound to avenge them." There was perfect silence while the prisoner, who defended himself, de veloped his theories of educating mon archs by means of revolver shots. He was condemned to four years' im prisonment. On ieaving the court ht turned round and said once more: "When I come out I will kill him. Tell him from me he has four years' lease of life." WANTS WASHINGTON GRANT. Boston Doctor Claims Descent From the Oroginal George. Special Dispatch t?? Tto Star. BOSTON, Mass., May 22 ?Assorting that he Is able to prove beyond question that he is a direct descendant of George Wash ington, first President of the United Stases, Dr. William B. Turnbull of Bos ton has begun a legal fight to obtain pos session of the lands given to Washington by the govetnment in recognition of his services as a patriot. "Martha Washington was my great great-great grandmother," s-aid the doctor today. "1 claim a share in all the lands given *t? Oorge Washington and I have placed the claim in the hands of Col. Rob ert E. l.ee, son of Flttzhugh Lee, who is my cousin, and he is to look after the matter of pioperty pending the suit. "1 find by investigation that the prop erty consists of three large tracts of land along the Ohio river, amounting to about ten thousand acres. Part of this includes Point Pleasant, the birthplace of Hen. Grant, and there is considerable property in the Virginias." Dr. Turnbull was born in Louisiana and is a graduate of Princeton University, He has lived in Boston for about ten years, practicing as an orthopedic specialist, numbering among his patients many prominent Back Bay people. I POSTUM i & i ? Helps wonderfully to build strong, robust constitutions, * and to rebuild those hurt by || Coffee. | "There's a Reason."