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s^ope intended hy Congress. goods of the
highest value and classes are coming tn
at the lowest rates; goods of low value
are coming in at the high rates, and
goods of the same value when imported
under one paragraph are paying a vastly
different rate than when imported under
another paragraph? all^resulting in a re
duction of about 20 per cent in the rates
of duty contemplated in the Dingley
lay."
Division of Territory.
According to Mr. Smoot. the importers
do not desire any change in the present
law tiecause those who handle the high
classes and those who handle the low
classes of goods have agreed upon a divi
sion of trade territory, so that the inter
pretation of the Dinglev law is perfectly
satisfactory to both. He nought to show
also that It was satisfactory to a number
of the manufacturers, but unfair to those
who are seeking to develop the manufac
ture of high-class goods In this country.
Continuing, he said:
"In this view the committee, after con
sidering the demand of both, has framed
the Senate bill regardless of i he desire of
either manufacturers or importers. It was
mindful only that consistent, uniform
rates of duty should be levied upon all
cotton cloth from the lowest to the high
est in accordance with the value per
sjuare yard and condition, regardless of
whether it counts a few threads or more;
that cotton cloth of the same value and
condition shall pay the same duty; that
uniform duties might be lal<1 and collect
ed. and that no particular interest be fa
vored or perpetuated.
Yesterday's Proceedings.
Agreements were reached in the Senate
yesterday uf^n many sections of the
tariff bill, so that as the hour for ad
journment approached the paragraphs re
lating to agriculture were nearly all dis
posed of.
During the afternoon Mr. Bacon entered
upon an extended discussion of the pro
posed increases over the rates of the
House bill in duties on bacon and hams,
lard, fresh beef, etc. Mr. Aldrlch sur
prised the Senate by withdrawing the
< ommittee amendments, saying he believ
ed the House rates, although below those
of the Ding'ev law rates, protective to
those industries.
This action provoked further discussion
on the part of senators who favored the
higher rates.
Senator Rayner created considerable
amusement by a humorous description of
what Senator Aldrich had referred to a*
"the citadel of protection" Senator
Smith of South Carolina advocated free
tariff or a tariff for revenue only.
Among other .duties affected by yester
day's action was that on dried -peas,
which was reduced from 30 to 25 cents
pec bushel. The duties on chicory root,
chocolate and cocoa were reduced, as was
that of salt, from 111 to 1?> cents per ino
pounds tn bass, and from 10 to S cents
in bulk. ?
Stout, ale, beer and porter were given
an increase of duty from -to to 4."i cents
when in bottles, etc., and from 20 to 113
cents per gallon when in bulk.
Bacon and Tillman Tilt. ,
The House duty on bacon and hams and
on lard was restored upon motion of Mr.
Aldrlch, who withdrew the committee
amendments increasing it.
An effort of Mr. Bacon to reconsider
the paragraph relating to fresh beef, mut
ton. etc.. in order to decrease the duties
on those articles, was defeated.
When Senator Bacon began speaking
upon the duty on bacon and ham lie no
ticed Senator Tlliman engaged in conver
sation with Mr. Aldrich and protested in
a low tone against the senator from
South Carolina diverting the attention of
the senator from Rhode Island.
"The senator from Rhode Island is re
garded by so many senators as being the
Senate itself that the senator objects to
any one talking to him while he Is
speaking." retorted Mr. Tillman, speak
ing loudly, so that his words might go
into the Record.
"Well, that Is a fact," acquiesced Mr.
Uacon.
"Some of us have to talk with the sen
ator from Rhode island." retorted th?
South Carolina senator.
WRIGHTS TO FLY HEBE SOON.
Will Receive Aero Club Medals From
Taft and Begin Tests.
The Wright brothers will arrive in
Washington June 10, when President
Taft will present them with the gold
medals obtained through public subscrip
tion by the Aero Club of America.
Earlier in the day the Wrights will
be entertained at luncheon by the Aero
Club of Washington. Representative
Herbert Parsons of New York will make
the presentation address for the Aero
flub of America, at the White House,
and a large delegation from the New
York organization will attend.
Without delay Orvllle Wright, who has
made no aeroplane flights since he was
injured in the Fort Myer accident last
fall, will complete the trials before the
board of Signal Corps officers necessary
befcre the government pays the $25,000
stipulated in the contract. It is ex
pected that he will finish the trials
before June 17, when the city of Dayton
will begin a two-day celebration In honor
of the inventors.
Orvllle Wright must make a flight of
two hours, without landing, in which
he must be accompanied by one pas
senger. He must also make a speed triai
of five miles across country and back
to Fort Myer. during which he must
maintain an average speed of forty miles
an hour. If he attains a greater speed
hf will receive.a bonus on the coontract
price, and if he falls below that average
a slight deduction will be made.
NO MEANS OF* RESISTANCE.
Fire Sweeping Through the Town of
Dupont, Pa.
SCRANTON, Pa.. June l.-Fire is
sweeping tha town of Dupont and heavy
loss is feared before the flames are con- !
?roiled. The place has no tire-flghting
appai atus, and Pittston and Avoca are
hurrying engines and hose nagons there
Already the confectionery store of
Stanley Bra< as. the general store of Mor
ris Mertz and the grocery of Thomas
fihiblev are In ruins, and the three-story
hotel of Harry Friend is burning and will
be destroyed.
Crowds of foreigners raided the stores
and hotel, carrying off merchandise and
Honors before a detail of state police
reachod the place. Many other frame |
buildings are endangered and the people,
largely of the foreign element, arc great
ly excitcu.
GRAND MASTERS ASSEMBLE.
Dual Membership Being Considered
With Questions of Policy.
PHILADELPHIA. June 1.?Grand mas
ters of Masonic lodges from twenty-seven
nates east of the Mississippi river are
meeting here today to discuss questions
concerning the administrative policy of
the order in the l"nited States.
One of the matters to be considered is
dual membership. Such membership pre
vails in England, and it has often been
suggested that the same rule be put in
force in this country.
It is pointed out by those in favor of '
duai membership that a Mason does not i
like to lose his connection wiih his home
lodge, but would desire to become affil
iated with a lodge in the place where his
interests cause him to live.
About 7fi?>.?wu Masons are represented at
the meeting.
AUTOS CLAIM MORE VICTIMS.
Two Children Killed and Number of
Other Accidents Reported.
< "HI* 'Alio, June 1.?The automobile
claimed two more children victims in
Chicago and sulvsrbs yesterday. George
I.ee, 11%e years old. was killed by one
car and Sopi.ia Balzynskl, eleven years,
by another. A number of other accidents
were reported also, two of which may
lead to deaths.
The boy was k: led near his father's
home, in <>ak Park The girl was run
down whil?* playing with other children
at the entrance of Humboldt Park. A
number >>f automobile speeders were ar
rested during the day.
The supervisors nf Franklin coijnty. \> ,
de.-ided to erect s new court house at
R-icky Mount to tost JoO.CfOO.
TUFT SEEKING FACTS
Wants Information About In
vestigation of Corporations.
CONFERENCE WITH SMITH
Latter Complains of Inadequacy of
His Force.
AFTER AUDITOR PERSON S JOB
President Invited to Unveiling of
the Custer Monument in October.
Indians at White House.
Herbert Knox Smith, rommip^i^nfr of
corporations, was in conference this
morning with President Taft. There have
been a number of reports that Mr. Smith
would not continue in his present position
and that some one else had beeen picked
to succeed him. The best information does
not sustain these rumors, and it is pretty
well understood that Mr. Smith will re
main at the head of the bureau, at least
for some time to come. The bureau is to
have a new assistant ch'ef in succession
to E. Dana Durand, who lias been named
as chief of the census bureau President
Taft has offered the vacancy to Robert L.
Raymond, a Boston lawyer, and Mr. Ray
mond nas the offer under consideration.
Investigations in Progress.
Mr. Smith's conference today related to
the work of the bureau and to informa
tion which the President wants. Impor
tant investigations are In progress by the
bureau. At least one of these has been
on the boards for about two years and
nome of the others have also been pending
a long time. Mr. Smith has informed the
President that he would be delighted to
complete all these investigations without
further delay, but the inadequacy of his
force prevents his doing this. He has
Itt) examiners, who are on the road all '
the time, but there are so many ramifi- j
cations to each subject that it is difficult
to wind it up with the completeness that
is required. The steel trust and its busi
ness, the harvester trust and machinery
combination, cotton exchanges, lumber,
water transportations, water powers and
tobacco are the principal matters under
investigation.
The bureau has been working upon the
affairs of the harvester trust for two
years, although not able to give enough
men to finish the work. About all the ma
terial available in the United States has
now been secured, and ..ir. Smith will
direct his efforts to discovering the. prices
of machinery sold by the trust abroad, so
as to make comparison in prices on Iden
ticall;' the same machinery in other coun
tries and this.
The investigations into the harvester
trust, cotton exchanges, water transpor
tation and tobacco are being made at the
request of Congress, which passed reso
lutions calling for reports.
New Auditor to Be Appointed.
Robert S. Person, auditor for the In
terior Department, is to lose his position,
according to White House developments.
Mr. Person is from South Dakota. He
has been a follower of the Kittredge
faction in that state. Just now that
faction is badly out of the running in
the way of offices. Senators Gamble and
Crawford represent the opposition fac
tion. They called on President Taft
today and asked him to give Mr. Per
son's place to Howard Shober of High
more, S. D., now lieutenant governor of
the state. There is no obligation upon the
President to give the audltorship to a
South Dakota man at all, but if he decides
to do this Mr. Shober will be named. Mr.
Person has been auditor of the Interior
for nearly eight years. For four years
before that he was deputy auditor of
the Interior Department.
A Monument to Custer.
A monument to Gen. George A. Custer
is to be unveiled In October at Monroe, j
Mich., Custer's birthplace, by the state
of Michigan. President Taft was today
invited to attend the unveiling, and said
that he would so if he could find the
time. The invitation was extended by
Senator Smith, Representative Townsend,
Mayor Jacob Martin of Monroe and Rev.
Father M. J. Crowley of the same place.
A coincidence of the Custer invitation
was the Introduction to the President ot
eighteen or twenty Cheyenne and Arapahoe
Indians of western Oklahoma. Many of
them wore fancy costumes and feathered
headgear. They are in Washington look
ing after the extension of land patents,
and wanted to meet the Great White
Father. Among the chiefs who shook
hands with Mr. Taft were Yellow Bear
and Wolf Robe.
C. P. Taft of Cincinnati is visiting his
brother and will be a guest at the White
House several dayB. "There is nothing
political about my visit," said Mr. Taft.
"I wanted to spend a few days here with
my brother and his family and get away
from my work that long. That is all."
Return of- the President.
President Taft arrived , in Washington
from Gettysburg at 8:10 last night. He
was accompanied by his brother. Charles
P. Taft. and his daughter. Miss Helen
Taft. Others of the official party missed
the train.
President's Trip to Vermont.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BURLINGTON. Vt., June l.-The itin
erary of President Taft on the occasion
of his visit to Vermont in connection with
the Champlain tercentennial celebration
In July is announced by Gov. Prouty.
President and Mrs. Taft will leave
Washington at r>:?.0 p.m. Saturday. July
3, accompanied by James Bryce, the
British ambassador, and Mrs. Bryce and
M. Jusserand, the ambassador from
France, and milttary and naval attaches.
After visiting Norwich. Conn., the
party will arrive in Albany, N. Y., Tues
day. July 6, and leave immediately by
speclsl train for Tlconderoga. From Al
bany Gov. Hughe* and his staff and mem
bers of the New York legislature will ac
company the party.
At Ticonderoga the Vermont commis
sion will Join them. Tuesday evening,
when the distinguished guests reach
Plattsburg. N. Y., the Canadian guests
will be met. The following day will be
passed at the Plattsburg celebration of
the tercentennial, and Thursday morning,
July R, the entire party will come to
Burlington, where the chief portion of
Vermont's celebration will be held.
President Taft will deliver an address
here. ?nd there will be a banquet in the
evening, which he will attend.
Friday morning the President and Mrs.
Taft ill leave Burlington for their sum
mfi home at Beverly, Mass.
JESSE FLETCHER IS SUICIDE.
Rich Retired Merchant of Indianap
olis Demented by Illness.
ALPENA, Mich. June 1.?Jesse Fletcher,
a wealthy retired business man of Indian
apolis, Ind., about flfty years of age. com
mitted suicide hist night in his room at
the Tut tie I.ake ciul> of Montmorency
county, about thirtv miles southwest of
this city. He had not been in health for
some time.
Mr. Fletcher, after spending the fall
and winter traveling in California with
George N. Pierce of Buffalo, came here j
about three weeks ago with Harry S. New
of Indianapolis. Mr. Fletcher was not
well when he arrived here ami several
days ago became quite ill.
I.ast night. While In his own room at the
club, he fired a bullet from his title
through his head, dying instantly. It is
believed that his illness had unbalanced
his mind.
Members of his family are expected here
tomorrow from Indianapolis. Arrange-'
njents will be completed for removing thei
body to that city for burial. ? J
TAFT PRESSES KEY
OPENING EXPOSITION
(Continued from First Page.i
under flip command of Col. T. C. Wood-1
bury, U. S. A. The column was reviewed
from a stand at the head of the court of
honor by exposition officials, visiting gov
ernors and Admirals H. I.lichi and I'riel
Sebree.
Ceremonies in Amphitheater.
The rer. monial exercises were held in i
a vast natural amphitheater sloping to!
Lake Washington. The stage of this the- |
at^r seats I,."""" persons and is located at
the lake side.
The program included music, invocation
by Catholic Bishop Onward J. O'Day,
brief address by Director General I. A.,
.Nadeau and President J. F. Childer. a ?
long address by James J. Hill, chairman
<>f the threat Northern board, and a bene
diction by Episcopal Bishop Frederick W.
Keator.
The fair as thrown open today was
finished. Carpenters anil painters were
nowhere to be seen. The few delayed ex
hibits will be installed at night.
The only serious deficit is in the Hawai
ian an.. Philippine displays. The trans
l">rt Dix is speeding hither with them, and
should arrive next Thursday.
Speech by J. J. Hill.
In his speech James J. Hill said:
"The greatest service to the nation, to
every state and city today would be the
substitution for a term of years of law ,
enforcement for law making. There are
four great words that should be written j
upon the corner stones of every pubic]
building In the land with the sacredness '
of a religious rite. These watchwords of
the republic are 'Equality, Simplicity,
Economy and Justice." "
In so far as the people of America have
been faithful to the principal of economy,
the first principle of the nation, continu
ing. Air. Hill declared, they had been
prosperous and had commanded the re
spect of others because of their own self
: respect. Whereas when Americans have
i been unfaithful to the principle of equal
; ity their ideals have been warped and
j they'have taken a step backward.
Much will be needed, he declared, to
bring the now complicated structure of
our government back to simpler condi
j tions, but he expressed confidence and
! hope that such would be accomplished.
TAFT TO START AUTO RACE.
Run From New York to Seattle for
Reliability Test.
NEW YORK. June 1.?Six automobiles,
and possibly eight, will start late this after
noon in the long transcontinental race
from this city to Seattle, for the cup of
fered by Robert Guggenheim. Mayor
McClellan will start the contestants on a
signal from President Taft in Washing
ton. who at the same time opens the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition in Seat
tle.
The weather was ideal today for the
start of the race, which is designed to
demonstrate the reliability of the modern
automobile. From this city to St. Louis
the cars will be subject to the control
of a pacemaker. West of SI. IvOuis the
racers will make their own pace.
BLAMES LANDIS FOR PANIC.
Harriman Says Oil Trust Decision
Caused Tightness of Money.
NEW YORK. June 1.?E. H. Harriman
and Mrs. Harriman sailed today on the
steamer Kaiser Wllhelm IT for Bremen.
Mr. Harriman announced his intention
of spending a three-month vacation
abroad.
? He is going to Paris and Vienna.
Further than that the details of the
trip have not been arranged.
Commenting on the panic of 1907, he
said:
"That 'panic' was not made by spec
ulation. That 'panic* was purely sen
timent. It was not exactly a panic?it
was worse than a panic. It was a dis
aster.
"The panic was caused by Judge Lan
' .lis* decision coming upon the heels of i
other decisions. They had not recovered
from the scare that they had in 1907 i
when these decisions came. I know
what I am talking about, for I went
through with it all. The thing that
frightened people into withdrawing their
money from circulation was that de
cision.
"I don't mean to say that money would
have been plentiful, but that there would
have been enough money to go around
for business purposes."
AIRSHIP AGAIN IN FLIGHT. I
Zeppelin Craft Starts After Receiv
ing Temporary Repairs.
GOEPPINGEN. June l.-The Zeppelin
airship, that came down here yesterday
on its return trip from Bitterfeld and sus
tained Injury in the maneuver, went aloft
at 3:20 o'clock this afternoon and head
ed in the direction of Frledriohshafen.
Temporary repairs to permit of the re
turn trip had been effected.
BERLIN, June I.?Count Zeppelin has
sent a telegram to the relchstag saying i
that he regrets greatly that he must i
postpone his Invitation for members to I
make ascensions In his new model airship, j
inasmuch as the complete restoration of
the damaged parts will require six weeks.
LOSES HER HOARD.
Duluth Woman Robbed of $20,0001
at Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 1-Mrs. George
S. Shea of Duluth, Minn., who is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Joh" English, at Alki
Point, a suburb of Seattle, reported to the
police last midnight that she had been
robbed of $20,000 in currency.
Mrs. Shea Intended to invest the money
In property here.
MAKE MERRY IN HOUSE.
Motion to Adjourn Signal for Face
tious Comment.
After a session of thirteen minutes to
day the House adjourned until Thursday
without transacting any business.
Representative Payne's motion to ad
journ was not adopted until after Repre
sentative Olmsted of Pennsylvania joked
the republican floor leader about the early
adjournment on a day when a base hall
game is scheduled on the home grounds.
"Some manufacturing establishments
have posted notices," Mr. Olmsted said,
"that all requests to attend grandmother
funerals and cousin weddings must be
made two hours before the game is called.
Inasmuch as some gentlemet* desire to
discuss the Porto Rican bill, it s?ems to
me that we might adopt the same rule."
Mr, Payne refused to withdraw his mo
tion to adjourn Representative Macon 1
of Arkansas demanded a roll call. He (
was the only on? to rise in support of j
the demand, and Speaker Cannon pro- j
voked loud laughter by consuming a full j
minute in searching for supporters of i
the demand, and then announced that
only one had risen.
Costa Rica's New Secretary of State. '
The Costa Rica legation has been in
formed of the appointment of Don
Ricardo Fernandez Guardla to b.- sec-re- !
tary of state for foreign relations of
that republic. Fernandez Guardla has
been for a long time in the diplomatic j
service of his country in Europe and i
in ?Vntrul America. Hf is a historian'
and a noted writer.
Weems Company Wins Its Case.
The Fnited States Supreme Court to- I
I day decided in favor of the Weems Steam
boat Compsnv in a suit ag iin^t the Peo-j
pic s .Steamboat Company, involving the ;
right to land at wharves along the Rap- j
I paliannock river. I
DOUBLE-HEADER DRAWS FANS.
2,500 on Hand to See First Game and
Cheer Home Team.
About 2,30?) loyal fans were In atteod
ance at 2 o'clock this afternoon during
the first game between the Nationals and
Yankees.
The victory of yesterday showed the
! followers of the frame that the local team
1 tan play first-class ball. Consequently
they turned out in force to show their
appreciation.
During the early practice the Yankees
showed some fust work and entered the
contest with a determination of taking a
double-header today. Manager Cantillon
is- out to take a fall out of the visitors
and dopes it out that on the form dis
played hy his team yesterday they would
again gcj the hip end of the score.
A ??ne-act vaudeville performance was
presented the rooters during the latter
j part of the Nationals' practice when
! "Nick" Altrock perfoi-med on the first
sack hv making one-hand stops of In
tentional wild throws by Elberfeld at
third and Unglauh at the short field. His
efforts were greeted with a rousing ap
1 platise from t lie right-field bleachers.
Manager Stalling* selected Manning
! and Klelnow for his battery for the first
game. Manager Cantillon sent Charlie
Smith on the mound with Street at the
receiving end. Bob Groom will probably
s'art the second game for the Nationals
with Lake on the rubber for New York.
First inning?Cree filed to Conroy. En
gl e popped out to Street and Elberfeld
out to Milan. No runs Browne out,
Elberfeld to Chase; Conroy filed to Man
ning, Delehanty hit a long fly. which
! Engle got aft?*r a long run. No runs.
Second inning?Hemphill flied to
Brown**, Chase went out. Smith to Pon
i ohue, and Knight filed out to Clytner.
No runs. Donohue flied o'ut to ?"hase
i and Milan went out. Knight to Chase.
Clymer and McBrlde both walked, hut
were left when Street went out, El
berfeld to Chase. No runs.
Third inning?S r?t and Smith re
I tired the side when Austin, Klelnow and
I Manning fanned. No runs. Smith filed
to Hemphill and Brown.* grounded out
to Chase. Conroy got the first hit of the
game when he doubled to left, but Dele
hanty ended the inning when he hit to
Austin and was out at first. No runs.
[ARTHUR MACARTHUR RETIRED
I Grade of Lieutenant General on Act
ive List Expires.
The grade of lieutenant general on the
active list of the army will cease to ex
ist tomorrow with the statutory retire
ment for age of Lieut Gen. Arthur Mac
Arthur.
The gradT? was revived by the act of
June ?!. 1900, for the special benefit of
Gen. Nelson A. Miles and has existed
continuously to date. It has been held
successively since then by Gens. Young,
Chaffee, Bates, Corbin and MacArthur.
In March, 1907. while Gen. MacArthur
held the office, Congress provided that It
should cease to exist on his retirement.
The retirement of Gen. MacArthur
makes Gen. Leonard Wood the senior
ranking officer of the army, but does not
changc his grade of major general.
The other major general of the line
rank in the order of seniority as tol
lows: Weston, Grant, Bell. Duvall and
Barry. Gen. Funston stands at the
head of the list of brigadiers.
No promotions will result from the re
tirement of Gen. MacArthur. No changes
in assignments are necessary.
Gen. MacArthur is a son of the late
Judge MacArthur of the Supreme Court
o^ the District of Columbia, and Is well
known here through his long service In
the adjutant general's department at the
War Department.
Bomb Kills Boy and Injuries Three.
NEW YORK. June' l.-One boy was
killed and his three playmates were se
riously injured yesterday by the explo
sion of a fireworks bomb they found In a
vacant lot In North Woodslde. ?.. I. Harry
Kelser. fifteen years old, was killed In
stantly and George Jaegger. twelve years
old, sufferW Injuries which will probably
result fatally. Two other boys were se
riously burned. The bomb was one of the
kind intended to explode at a great height
when fired from a mortar.
Suit for Maintenance.
Suit In equity was instituted today by
Mrs. Lucy J. Croft against her hus
band. Joseph W. Croft, for maintenance.
In the petition, filed through Attorneys
Wilton J. Lambert and Rudolph H. Yeat
man, it Is alleged that Croft is addicted
to the excessive use of alcoholic liquors
and has cruelly treated his wife. Jus
tice Barnard Issued an order restraining
Croft from molesting his wife and from
interfering with her possession of their
nine-year-old child.
U. S. Steel Common's Sharp Rise.
NEW YORK. June l.-Tlie price of
common 6tock of the United States Steel
Corporation opened at a sharp advance
on the stock exchange today. Fifteen
thousand shares, which changed hands in
the initial transactions, sold at 65^4 to
651*. as compared with the closing price
of Friday. An advance of a full
point also was made by the Steel pre
ferred shares on the first sales, and all
other steel stocks were active and strong.
The activity was attributed to the appli
cation to list United States Steel common
slock on the Paris bourse.
Lynchburg Has Stubborn Fire.
LYNCHBURG. Va., June l.-One of the
most stubborn fire* In Lynchburg for
years raged for three hours last night In
the cellar of the Lynchburg Lounge Com
pany. Roseman Aubrey McGraw of fire
company No. :i was overcome and res
cued in time to be revived. The stock is
valued at about $25,000, hut the extent of
the loss cannot he ascertained at this
time. The damage will probably be fully
insured.
Norfolk Woman Burns to Death.
NORFOLK, Va., June 1.?Julia Smith,
Elm avenue and Palmer street, Brighton,
was burned to death. She had prepared
her breakfast and the fire In the kitchen
stove had been extinguished. Despite this
she ran screaming from the building with
her clothing ablaze. One of her sons,
Robert Smith, lives next door to her resi
dence and heard the cries of the burning
woman. He ran to her assistance with a
blanket and was badly burned while en
deavoring to extinguish the flames. A doc
tor was summoned, but the woman was
beyond human help. She died within an
hour.
Loses Life in Gravel Fit.
ELKTON, Md., June 1.?A cave-in at
the Marple gravel pit, near Pleasant Mill,
three miles north of Elkton, yesterday
afternoon killed Walter Todd, a white
man, and seriously, perhapB fatally, In
jured Joshua Minus, colored. The men
were getting out gravel between Pleasant
Hill and Blue Ball. Both were brought
to Union Hospital. Elkton. where Todd
died shortly after being admitted. Minus
may recover. Todd was forty years old
and is survived by a widow and one child.
Shot Himself Instead of Hawk.
DENTON, Md.. June 1.-Herman Trus
ta. thirteen years old, front the Henry
Watson Children's Aid Society Home, but
now living with Thomas H. Everngan, a
farmer near Concord, shot himself and
is dangerously hurt. Herman went out
to shoot a hawk. The gun was discharg
ed accidentally, the load of shot passing
through his thigh. His recovery is look
ed for In the absence of blood poisoning.
Herman's brother also lives with Mr. I
Everngan.
Heirs May Get $100,000.
FREDERICKSBURG. Va., June 1.?The
I'nited States Court of Claims has made a
favorable finding of fact In the celebrated
Sibley case, the finding being for over
$lu0,000. The case is one in which the
heirs of Gen. Sibley of this city sued the
government for the patents for the coni
cal tent* used by the United States Army
during the civil war. The principal heir
is Mrs. Helen S. White, widow of Mayor
W. Seymour \Vhlt?> of this city. The case
will now go to Congress and It ?is' ex
pected that an appropriation will be
m Oila
GIFT OF MISSISSIPPI TO BAT
TLESHIP NAMESAKE.
Ceremony on Shore at Pascagoula,
Storm Interfering With Program
Planned Aboard Ship.
PASCAGOULA. Mis?.. June 1.?With
the big battleship Mississippi riding at
anchor twelve miles due south of this <
port, several thousand citizens of the
state whose name the vessel bears gath
ered on tbe shore here this morning and
presented to her officers and crew the sil
ver service wliich the people of this com- I
monwealth purchased through popular
subscription.
It was originally planned to make the
presentation on board of the battleship,
but although yesterday's storm was fol
lowed by fair weather today, fast running
seas made navigation for small excursion
boats1 dangerous.
Kearful of storms and other dangers
tha{ might arise, (*apt. Fremont was un
willing to leave his ship, and the sliver
service was accepted by Lieut. Com
mander Benjamin J. McCormick in the
namo of Capt. Fremont, the officers and
crew.
The formal exercises were opened by
Gov. Noel, who, after a brief introductory
address. Introduced Mrs. Eunice Miller
IvOckwood of Crystal Springs, Miss., a
daughter of Lieut. Miller, who command
ed the Confederate shore batteries that
sank the old battleship Mississippi at
Port Hudson during the civil war.
GENERAL NEWS GATHERED
ALONG THE RIVER FRONT
. The tuKs Camilla and Capt. Toby of
the Taylor fle*t of towboats arrived here
Saturday night towing schooner barges
No. r> and No. 21 of the fleet of the Con
i solldation Coal Company, which are to
I load coal from the Cumberland mines for j
ports in New England.
These barges, with No. 24. were brought
down the coast from ' Boston and New
York by the steamer Georges Creek. On
her way up to Baltimore the steamer was I
met at Point Lookout by the Camilla,
which took charge of No. 5 and No. 21
I to bring them here.
The Toby was sent down the river Sat
urday _to aid the Camilla tn bringing the
barges to this port.
Tobacco from points along the Potomac
and consigned to the state tobacco ware- j
houses at Baltimore is being shipped 1
from points along the river to Alexandria,
where the hogsheads of the weed are
transferred to the Baltimore line steam
ers. The W. and P. line steamer Capital
City brought up Ave hogsheads, which
were sent to Baltimore.
Arrived: Tug M. M. Davis, towing
wrecking outfit to Alexandria; schooner
S. L. Bowen, cord wood from a river
point, at Alexandria; barge Baltimore, at
Alexandria, with fertilizer for Alexandria
Chemical Company; sloop Daisy at Alex
andria, to load for Farminston, Md.; tug
Defiance, with a tow of barges from Bal
timore; tug Capt. Toby, with a tow from
a down-river point.
Sailed; Schooner Mary Francis, light,
for a Potomac point to load back to this
city; tug George W. Pride, towing barge
laden with* steel rails, for Aqula creek;
tug Camilla, with A. C. Company's
scow, light, for Quantico to load sul
phuric acid making material back to
Alexandria; tug Capt. Toby, towing two
laden coal barges from Georgetown to
naval powder magazine in Mattawoman
creek; tug Dixie, with a tow of light
barges for Baltimore and bay points;
scow Sea King, light, for Pohlck creek
to load; tug Defiance, with a tow of1
barges for Norfolk.
Memoranda; Schooner Perl Is at Alex
andria loading merchandise for Cole
Landing; steamer Dennis Simmons has
sailed from Newbern, N. C., for this city
with lumber; schooner Beulah Land has
sailed from Baltimore for NeWbern. N. C.,
to load lumber; schooner Jennie D. Bell,
from this city for Suffolk, arrived at
Norfolk the lMJth Instant; schooner Hes
ter A. Waters has arrived at Baltimore
from a Virginia point with lumber
aboard; schooner Five Sisters is at a
river point loading for this city; schooner
P. E. Smith has gone to Wades bay to
load for this city; schooner Nettie has ar
rived at Reedville, Va.. to load barreled
flsh for this city; schooner Mary Ch&pia
Is on her way to this city with cargo from
a down-river point; barge J. T. Hooper I
has been chartered to load pulp wood on
the Potomac for a northern point; schoon
er Freddie L. Hamblin, lumber, from
North Carolina for this city, sailed from
Newbern 29th instant; C. C. barge No.
7, with coal, from this city arrived at
Portsmouth, N. H.. 28th instant; schoon
er BID Nye, from Baltimore for the Rap
pah: ?nook to load lumber; schooner Oak
land is at a river point loading for this
city; schooner Mary Ann Shea Is in
Aqula. creek loading lumber for this city.
It is stated that a number of the can
ning factories" down river will not go Into
operation this summer and that the total
pack, with a good tomato crop, will be [
considerably below the average. As a
consequence the acreage in tomatoes In
the river counties of Maryland and Vir
ginia is considerably below what It has
been for several years past, and the
farmers are turning their attention to the
growing of truck for the markets here
and in the north.
The mayfly pest has arrived here in
full force, and Sunday night and again I
last night they swarmed about the elec-1
trie lights on the highway bridge and In
the river front sections of the city by
the thousands. Mayflies made their ap
pearance on the river front* about a
month ago. but have not been partleu-1
larly numerous until a few nights ago. 1
! The sldewheel steamer Jane Moselv.
which left here several days ago for [
Baltimore, to be overhauled for her sum
mer excursion work on the Potomac, has
been docked at Woodalls" shipyard for
attention to hull, cleaning and painting.
The steamer will return to this city, It Is
said, within the next week or ten days,
land will be employed in running colored
excursion parties to points on the river.
This' morning there was not a vessel
uf any size lying in the local harbor, all
the fleet of Chesapeake bay lumber car
riers which arrived here early In the week
having discharged their cargoes and sail
ed for various points to load hack to this!
! city. 1
P. 0. Clerks Organize at Norfolk.
NORFOLK. Va.. June 1.?The post of
fice clerks of the state formed an asso
ciation yesterday, with the following of
ficers: President. J. J. Dozler of Nor
folk; first vice president, R. M. Marston
of Newport News; second vice presi
dent. J. M. Sangster of Hampton;
treasurer. J. C. Howard of Portsmouth;
secretary, C. J. Devote of Richmond:
serjeant-at-arms, J. W. Harding of Nor
folk; J. J. Dozier. delegate to the gen
eral convention at Atlantic City
News Briefs.
The funeral of Mrs. Blanche Ascher
feld. wife of L. H. Ascherfeld of Ruther
ford. N. J.. who died of heart failure In
that place, took place from the residence
of Mrs. Elise Ascherfeld at Havre de
Grace, Md
William S. Gilbert, fifty-eight years old,
died of heart disease and dropsy at his
home In Leltersburg. Md He was In
the transfer business. His widow, who
was a Miss Nufer, and five children sur
vive.
William Carnegie Kennerly, eighty-five
years old. died at White Post, Clarke
county. Va.. after a brief Illness of paral
yse He was the son of Rev. Thomas
Kennerly, and through his mother, Annie
Carnegie was related to the family of
Andrew Carnegie. He was born in the
house at Greenway Court, near White
Post. In which Thomas Lord Fairfax lived
many years, and owned part of Green
way Court estate. One son and three
daughters, all of Clarke county, survive.
The body of John Henderson, an aged
farmer, was found lying face dow award
In a pasture near Parkersburg, W. Va..
by three farmers.
Harry Lebherz. son of William H. Leb
herz. and Miss Naomi Hershberger,
daughter of John Hershherger will be
married this evening at Frederick. Md.
Miss Hershberger is well known and pop
ular.
J. Makover <&. Co., Tailors
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F street
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Entire Stock off
IFaoe Imported
Summer
Suitings at
Circumstances compel quick action.
Our entire stock of tine fabrics must be
sold out at once, and you get the finest
Summer Suits to order aj real bargain
prices. You know the tailoring will be
classy?snappy?right up to the minute?
our reputation is your guarantee.
Store For Rent
Fixtures For Sale
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ill Tailors
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Established 1901,
nth ?t
Lansburgh Furniture Co., 512 Ninth St
for 4 feet
Usually
$3.50
for 5 feet
Usually
$4 Snowflake Portieres, $1.85.
25 pairs Snowflake Portieres in dainty shades
of blue, pink and green; $1.85 instead of $4 pair.
Hammocks.
All $5 Hammocks $3.15
All $7 Hammocks $415
All $8 Hammocks $5 *5
Crex" Grass Rugs.
9x12 feet $8.95
8x10 feet $6.45
6x9 feet $3 90
$3 Summer Portieres, $1.48.
?newest patterns and colors in great variety.
$1.48 pair instead of $3.
Lansburgh Furniture Co.,
512 Ninth Street?Inter-Ocean Building.
Parker, Bridget & Co., Ninth and the Avenue.
Warning!
The Summer Suit problem is pressing no?r for settle
ment. In buying, remember that you want a suit which
will last till the "frost is on the pumpkin."
If you buy carelessly, you've either got to "dig up" for
another suit a little later, or you'll have to put up with an
ill-looking, ill-fitting suit that will keep you depressed just
when you need to avoid depression.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO BE CRITICAL?to look
for deeper goodness than mere surface style. Even the
cheapest materials may be given style?but not the style
that lasts.
The man who buys clothes judiciously
is the man who will buy Parker-Bridget
clothes for summer.
Their aristocratic style will impress him at first
glance. Close scrutiny of the care given to every detail
of their finishing will convince him that the style is there
to stay?the fit permanent. Their superiority is evident to
the critical eye at every point.
No suits at lower prices CAN" be a* good.
None that we have seen at the same prices
ARE as good.
Men's Suits, $15 to S35. Young Men's, $12 to $25.
Head-to-foot Outfitters.
Ninth and the Avenue.

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