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-?Q2 7" Street N W Wjj/l. D.C.I FINAL WEEK OF OUR SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE Lowest Prices Ever Named for Perfect Merchandise Every Odd Suit, Dress, Gown; Every Odd Jumper Dress, Separate Skirt, and JVaists 25c on the Dollar 33jC on the Dollar 50c on the Dollar NOTICE This advertise ment contains only a few of the many choice bargains we are offering. Re member, the best bargains go first, so come early. Choice of elegant and Desirable Suits, Coats, //^Skirts, Dresses at l 1 l 4 3 2 Values SUITS SKIRTS DRESSES $7.50 Linon Suits . . . $70.00 Rep Suits . . . $ 15.00 Cloth Suits . . . $19.75 Cloth Suits . . . 13.98 $5.00 $6.75 $8.95 $25.00 and $50.00 $5.00, ?<5.75, ?7.5*0 Skirts, Odds QO and Ends . $15.00 and $16.50 Skirts, 0<Mr ? *T r/\ and Ends . 1^1 ?^(/ $18.00 and $20.00 Skirts, Odds ? Q f JP art*/ ??</j . i^Oi f J Cloth Suits $12.50 WAISTS $55.00 and $4.5.00 Cloth Suits $17.50 Extraordinary bargain. Lingerie Waists ?/% ^ Worth$1 &$1.25 oyc $11;.00 and $16.1:0 Silk (F jr Art. Dresses . ? $18.00 and $20.00 Siik CSt OK Dresses . . 1pO?*/ J $7.50 and $8.75 Lingerie tf Q0 . . 4> $10.00 and $12.50 Ungeri, tfC /)/) Dresses . ? v v $16.50 and $18.00 Lingerie Dresses . . $8.75 REORGANIZE SCHOOLS Virginia Board of Education; Arouses Protests. SCORED OVER APPOINTEES Some of the Counties Threaten to Cut Off Pay. AMENDMENTS FOR THE VOTERS Speculation Over Forthcoming Pri mary for Governorship?Claims of Contesting Adherents. Special Correspondence of The Star. RICHMOND, Va., June 26, 190t>. From all parts of the state are coming protests against the action of the board of education in naming the division super intendents of schools. The board paid no attention to the requests of counties and' cities and proceeded to reorganize the school system in a manner that mani fested the determination to place the wel fare of the schools above the factional political strife that has developed in many sections. Members of the board are be ing charged with acting for their individ ual political ambitions, and in one in stance an open charge has been made. Senator M. J. Fulton, formerly of Clarke and Warren, whose brother was defeated for re-election in the county of Grayson, declares that Gov. Swanson, after a se cret conference with an unknown candi date, succeeded in pulling the new man through for no other purpose than to further his political aspirations next ye^r, when he expects to be a candidate for Congress in the fifth district. Ho de clares that there could have been no other motive in removing his brother, especially when the gentleman named had announced that he would not be a can didate for the place The appointments are made by a board composed of the governor, the superin tendent of public instruction, the attorney general. Dr. C. W. Kent of the University of Virginia, I'tof. J. I. Jarman of the State Female Normal School and Col. N. B. Tucker of the Virginia Military Insti tute. The latter three are chosen by the legislature, while the tirst three are elected by the people. "It is being charged that the appoint-, ft^nts were not made till after the date flxed for the entry of candidates for the Mftte primary had passed, that the date has thus fixed in oruer to prevent any cttpdidate offering for the position now held by Supt. Kggleston, that the board h*d determined months ago to name Inihe of the candidates and that one of tHe^fcUccesfcful men resigned a position be come the board met in order to accept the (sdperintendency of this city, for which position another man had been indorsed bye^he city school board, the teachers, educator* and leading business men. ^K?v. Swanson is rei lying to the charges ruff4e *>> Senator Fulton, characterizing tnfr statements made by that gentleman as unmitigated falsehoods, and declares that the only reference to politics was made by J. K. Fulton of Grayson, who wrote a letter declaring that if the gov ernor entered the race for Congress he would find him (Fulton) supporting him with all his best efforts. The governor has that letter in his possession. So bitter i.s the protest in many cases that the local board* are discussing the matter of < utting off the pay of the coun ties and the cities in order to express their disapproval of the action of the state boarii, and some declare that they will not recognize the acts of the new superintendents. The situation is far from being settled, and is the principal subject of conversation among the people of the state. Amending the Constitution. John \V. Williams, clerk of the house of delegates, is having printed in the newspapers of the state advertisements reciting at length the proposed amend ments to the constitution which are to be \oted on by the people this fall, and If approved are to be enacted by the legislature the coming winter. There me three of these amendments. The Aret relates to the election of conunis lioners of the revenue, and permits them tr> succeed themselves. The new con stitution forbids the men serving for more than one term, unless appointed by the courts, and then not to serve more than two consecutive terms. The change will permit the election of these officers by the people, and will allow them to serve as long as they can be re-elected. The same principle applies to the sev eral county and city treasurers. The third amendment is one aimed at the cumbersome method of enacting measures before the general assembly. A bill has, now to be Introduced, referred to com-1 mittees, reported back, to be three times read (on separate calendar days) and then to have a recorded vote. The sys tem is one that makes it almost impos sible to get a measure through the legis-1 lature under ten days'. It is also pro vided to lengthen tho sessions from sixty to ninety days. There is a great deal of opposition to the propositions. Mann and Tucker Claims. Friends of the gubernatorial candidates are beginning to make claims of what the result of the August primary will be. Mann's friends contend that he will win by not less than 10.000 majority, while Tucker's supporters are a bit more liberal in their contention, placing the majority of the valley candidate at just double the figure named by the friends of the gen tleman from Nottoway. Judge Mann will, according to his friends, carry seven of the ten congressional districts, as follows: First, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, sev enth and ninth. They say he will get an average majority of 2,<)00 In each. This leaves the third, eighth and tenth for Mr. Tucker. Mr. Tucker's adherents declare that he will carry all ten of the dis tricts and that his majority in each will be exactly what Judge Mann claims In each of the seven. Judge Mann has the most perfect or ganization and among his supporters are to be found the old-timers in the science of politics, and they have heretofore been mnking extremely careful estimates of the strength of their favorites. Mr. Tucker has a strong organization, too. but It is not composed of the men who are as well trained as are a great ma jority of those supporting .the Nottoway candidate. The popular belief is that Judge Mann has the best of It in every way, though all admit that the result will be very close. To Entertain Republicans. The republican state convention is to meet in Newport News July 20, at which time a full state ticket is to be named. The city of \ewport News has, regard less of political affiliations, decided to make the visit of the delegates memor able, and there will be boat rides, illum inations. parades and concerts. The busi ness men of the city have taken the matter up and the press committee is composed of editors and reporters of the two democratic newspapers in that city. The convention Is expected to be in ses sion two days. During the last ten days there appears to have been a let-up In the "favorite son" candidacy for the leading places on the republican ticket, and there Will possi bly by some lively scrapping. The lily whites will be in control of the conven tion, and it is not believed that there will be a dozen negroes In the body. They are not being encouraged to take part In politics as a race, but where they are acting as individuals they are re ' celving the treatment accorded to other ! voters. During the week there was an ex ! aminatlon of applicants for license to 1 practice law before the supreme court ? at Wytheville. Of the class of 134 who j took the examination, ninety-seven were i successful, a great majority of the ap plicants being from the University of Virginia. The number of colored men ; who applied was not as large as for i merly, and of those who did make the I try a majority failed. This week there was an examination | by the state medical board of applicants ; for license to practice medicine In this ; state. Two hundred and seven persons I faced the board, and of these four were women, an even dozen negroes. Among the candidates was a man with only one arm. There were eight osteopaths 1^ ! the party, with several homeopaths and the great bulk allopaths. The result of the examination will not be made known for some weeks. There were several undergraduates who took partial 1 examinations, this being allowed to those who may desire it after completing the sophomore year. Notes. Building Inspector Beck says there aro at this time more than 200 new buildings i in course of construction within the | city limits, while in the suburbs there ) are half as many more. Work on the John Marshall High ; School is being rushed with the desire and i expectation that the building can be I used at the opening of the fall term in , September. 1 Independence day will not be celebrated | formally in Richmond. There will be 1a suspension of business, many excur sions to and from the city, two ball games and picnic parties galore. KNIGHTS AND ELKS ON BASE BALL FIELD The Elks and Knights Of Columbus or Washington are greatly interested in a base ball contest, to be played at the American League base ball park Satur day, July 10, at 3:30 o'clock. It Is de sired to give material aid to St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum at Edgewood, D. C. This asylum for girls is now filled to its capacity and, with the large number of children under the care of the sisters of charity, in charge of the Institution, its maintenance is becoming more and more a "problem" to the directors. Appreciat ing the good work carried on through the conduct of this asylum, membws of Washington Lodge No. 15, B. P. O. Elks, I and the sevfcn councils of the Knights of Columbus in Washington have Joined forces to carry out a base ball contest that will be both a credit to the respective organizations from the standpoint of the "fan" as well as an aid to a charity that knows no creeds nor persons. At recent meetings of the Elks and the Knights of Columbus committees were appointed to arrange for the ball game. I A joint committee was organized, as I follows: Thomas J. Donovan, chairman; Felix Maguire, secretary; Harry King, E. J. Murphy, P. T. Moran, T. B. Nolan, T. F. Keliher, Andrew J. Cummings, T.' J. Heany and P. P. Finnegan. This committee set to work immediate ly. Harry King was made the manager for the Elks' base ball team, while Felix Maguire exercises the functions of that of fice for the K. of C. aggregation. Both managers are gathering a strong list or players. i A. J. Cummings. college athlete of re nown and a member of the Maryland house of delegates, will come in from his country seat at Plnehurst to captain the Elks' players. Manager King is jubi lant over the prospects for the game. "\\ hat matters," he said to a reporter "whether the score is 36 to 0, just so this great and good cause of the orphans is served. But those who go out to the American League ball park, which Mr Noyes has so generously loaned us for the occasion, will see a fine contest It will be ,the real article. While Mr. Cum mings and myself are not prepared at present to announce our line-up. we have assurance from men in Elkdom to play with us, which guarantees a highly creditable exhibition. We have men prac ticing with us that have had major league experience. They are only taking light practice now. It wutild be dangerous to do otherwise, especially In the case of men having sedentary occupations. They can t stand unusual exercise for a sreat length of time. It stales them." I ; C. O'Neill will be the captain of the I k. of L. team. He and Manager Maguire have gone through the rosters- of the various councils in the Knights of Colum bus with the time-honored flne-tooth comb, and have "discovered" a "great aggregation" of players already "fengaged in District leagues. Following a later meeting of the joint committee the prob able line-up of the players will be an nounced. Thomas J. Donovan, chairmaa of the joint committee, feels that he and his fellow-lodgemen have steered clear of the possibility of trouble with umpires through the selection of Billy Betts to handle the indicator. Betts is an old timer of the National League, and has had great experience In umpiring col lege games in the north. Mr. Donovan states that there has been a gratlfylngly large number of re quests for seats reaching the committee Practically all of the boxes have been engaged ior the event, and when the time tomes for the game to be tailed It is expected that there will be a monster crowd on hand. - J WIRELESS ON LAKE MICHIGAN. Distress Call From Disabled Steamer Brings Prompt Assistance. CHICAGO, June 20.?C. Q. D., the dis tress call of, wireless telegraphy, was sent out over Lake Michigan today by the passenger steamer City of Racine, which lost her propeller wheel when off Fort Sheridan. The call was responded to by the steamer Chicago, which ^was well on its course to Milwaukee, and the steamer Iowa, inbound, eight miles away. The call also reached the station on top of the Congress Hotel. The Cny ?? Ra cine sent this message: "Disabled, lost entire wheel." The Chicago was ordered to respond to the call and the Iowa was directed to "lay to" and await further orders. The Racine dropped anchor to prevent drift ing ashore and later the steamer Christo pher Columbus towed her into Chicago. A large opera house will be erected at Parsons, W. Va.. by the I. O. O. F. of that place. Promotions to Be Made in the Health Office Thursday. NEW POSITION IS CREATED Dr. Henry F. Sawtelle to Be Assist ant Health Officer. C. R. HOLMAN CHIEF INSPECTOR T. Nelson Conrad Will Become As sistant Chief Inspector?Other -Changes Recommended. Henry F. Sawtelle. Several promotions will be made In the health office next Thursday, July 1. made possible by generous appropria tions by Congress at the last session. Dr. Henry Fenno Sawtelle will be come assistant health officer, having power to act us health officer in the ab sence of the head of the department. Charles R. Holman will become chief in spector and deputy health officer, and T. Nelson Conrad will assume the duties of assistant chief inspector. Dr. Sawtelle takes a new* position created at the last session of Congress, as assistant health officer. He is a na Charles R. Holman. tive of Norfolk, Va., and a graduate in medicine from ttie University of Illinois In the class of 1902. His preliminary educational training was in the High land Military Academy, from which he received his diploma in 1S95. He was appointed to the local health office Au gust 26, 1908, and fulfills the require ment of Congress that the assistant health officer shall be a physician. Will Direct Sanitary Inspectors. Mr. Holman, who will direct the food and sanitary inspectors, has been con nected with thv local health department for a dozen years. A native of Rich mond, Ray county, Mo., he held several responsible positions in his native state prior to coming to this city. In 1889 he was made collector of revenues of Ray county. Mo., and held the office for several years. October 1, 1897, he was appointed a sanitary inspector in the health department. Later he was pro moted to be a clerk with compensation at the rate of $1,400 a year and as signed to assist in the supervision of T. Nelson Conrad. the sanitary and food inspection serv ice. He was temporarily appointed chief Inspector and deputy health officer in July, 1907. Recipient of Complaints. Mr. Conrad, who will he the assistant! to Mr. Holinan, is frequently referred to as the "trouble clerk."' He is the go between of complainants and property i owners, receiving all complaints regard-1 937-939 F Street, Near 10th Street. Let us send for vour Furs and put them in cold storage, sate from moths and dust. The cost is very small. Things You Need at Prices You'll Appreciate. Millinery Reductions. We are making a complete clearance of all Trimmed Hats, and have cut prices with unsparing hand. Hie assortment is immense and offers you all the best styles of the season. $5.00 Trimmed Hats now $1.98 S7.50 Trimmed Hats now. $2.50 $10.00 Trimmed Hats now $5-oo $15.00 to $25.00 Trimmed Hats now..... .$10.00 $1.50 and $2.50 Sailors. Trimmed Sailors in black and white jumbo braid. All /\Q the new shapes. $1.50 and yQC $2.50 qualities. Reduced to $1 to $2.50 Shapes. Untrhnmed Hats in black and col ors. All the new shapes ^ n and braids. $1.00, $1.50 and ZnT. $2.50 qualities). Reduced to Linen Suits Reduced. A very advantageous purchase has added to our already extensive stock of Linen Suits and enables us to offer you from 20 per cent to 33 1-3 per cent better values than you can get anywhere else. There are all styles in white and Colors?coats, 36 to 45 inches long. $5 to $25. New Line of White Wash Skirts. All new models in well-made goods that fit and hang perfectly. Regular $1 to $10 values 59c to $7.50. Waists at Reduced Prices. # White China Silk Waists tailor-made effects. <g /\/\ All sizes. Reduced I I Ml from $3.00 to V * V White Uwn Waists, tailor made, long sleeves, latest j?g\ styles. Reduced from HyC $1.00 to ' Linen Dresses. A very pretty assortment of Linen Dresses in white, tan, light blue and pink. Empire effects; made princess style with full tucked sleeves and piped with contrasting colors. All sizes. Reg- ^ p AA ular $10 values. Re-4/*5#VJVJ duced to Lingerie Dresses. Very dainty styles, elaborately but neatly trimmed with lace. Made in the favorite princess style. In white, light blue and pink. Regular $5.00 values. Hk'O Reduced to A Bargain in Serge Suits. Indies' Suits of White Serge with black hair-line stripe. The cats are ;;?? inches long, < ut fn the newest style, and lined with peuu de oygne. They have the newstyle flare skirts. Some have collars and cuffs of black satin These are excellently tailored suits, smart and jaunty, and just the thinn for the seashore or mountains. All si7.es. Regular a a r> $25 values. Re- I 4 vrt duced to ^ - New Veilings. New effects in the popular Veils?in black, white, navy and brown?1% yards long. Reg ulnr 75c values. Special tiiis week at Chiffon Veilings, in hlack, white, gray, navy and brown; two yards long. Regular $2.00 | p" values. Special this 1) I week at A Neckwear Special. Imported Lace Collars, In the new shapes; ten different pat terns to select from?mostly all copies of the real baby Irish lace. Values from 75c to $1.25. Special at WW Lace Coats. A small lot of Very Fine Renais sance I^ace Coats, in white and black: silk braided; 50 inches long. Reduced from $45 to Jumper Dresses, $25 Neat Jumper Dresses of French Rep, in white and Trimmed with em broidery and pearl but tons. All sizes, Regu lar $10 values. Reduced to Fine pink. $5.00 in* insanitary conditions ^dlasuingln^ structlons for their ablteraent H? is a native of Virginia, but has resided in this ,.S4v for twenty years. He is a graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic College. and studied law in J*?*0? * % v^rsitv He was assistant cnier ot one of the divisions of the eleventh cen k S?J??r?2S?Z spector is regarded as the result of his efficient and meritoriouB service. Other Promotions. Health Officer W. C. Woodward has also recommended the following changes in the health office to take effect July l: "Promote Clinton D. Hermann, clerk, with compensation at the rate of $600 per annum, to clerk with compensation at the rate of *1,000 per annum, vice Roome, Pr'Tp?Xt W. Willis Davles as clerk with compensation at the rate of $720 per annum, which position act of Congress, approved March.! 1W for a probationary period of three ""commissioner Macfarland has approved the recommendations. RAILWAY COMPANY'S GUESTS. Excursion to Be Given to Chesapeake Beach Wednesday. , Paul Y. Waters, general manager, and S. L. Heacock, passenger agent of the llhesapeake B2ach Railway Companj, have Issued invitations to a number of business and newspaper men of this city to participate In the annual outing of the company's officials at Chesapeake Beach next Wednesday. Arrangements have been completed to convey the party to the resort by private train,# and one o the features of the occasion, it is an nounced, will be a banquet in the even ing at the Hotel Belvedere. The party will leave Washington about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and go direct to the beach, the .train ^o he un der the direct charge of Messrs. Waters and Heacock. An hour or more will be devoted to Inspecting the new attractions, which in turn will he followed by ^th ing or boating. A game of base ball wi l in all probability be played between nines made up of newspaper scribes and bus. ness men. The banquet scheduled fur the evening will conclude the outing. PICKED UP FAT POCKETBOOK. But Finders Are Arrested Charged With Flim-Flam Game. The same old flim-flam game was at tempted at the corner of 9th and E streets yesterday afternoon, but It didn't work in the way the operators expected. It ended in the arrest of James Thomas and William Allen, both colored, both twenty-two years of age and both claim ing to live at 1320 2d street northwest, on a charge of attempted larceny. One of the men who was arrested, the police say. picked up a pocketbook in the sight of the other prisoner and a passer by. The book appeared to be fat with money, and a suggestion was made among the trio that the sum be divided up. In the transaction the need of a couple of dollars was apparent to prop erly divide the amount. The third party, however, did not give up his money, and the dispute that followed attracted the attention of Policemen Howes and Rout of the first precinct and Smith of the sec ond precinct. The pocketbook was found, the police say. to be filled wlth''Cas8ie Chadwlck" money, a roll of ?.><>,000 of which can be purchased for 5 cents. Thomas and Allen were Invited around to the first precinct and will be called upon to explain their part In the transaction in the Police Court tomorrow morning. ALLEY FIRE'CHARGED TO BOYS. Hatches Used in Play Likely Caused a $500 Blase. The combination of playful boys and a quantity of matches is believed to be re sponsible for a fire which broke out short-, ly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the stables in the rear of 901. 900 and 1105 9th street northeast, and occupied by Lewis Dennison, Edward D. Scott and John Adams. The damage was estimated at about $500 and is covered by insurance. The flames had gained much headway in the stables in the rear of 001 and yth street before the firemen were called to the scene, but they prevented further spread of the blaze, except to a part ot the shed at 906 9th street. Health Officer Favors Strict Segregation. TELLS OF POSSIBILITIES Ho Good Reason for Saying Disease Cannot Spread. INSISTS ISOLATION IS WISE Explains Reason for Non-Quaran tining of Consumptives and Per sons With Other Diseases. Contrary to the policy of New York state in not quarantining lepers, Health Officer Woodward believes in the strict segregation of persons suffering from the disease, because of its seriousness and the long duration of its infectivity. If lepers were allowed to go at large, he maintains, a situation with regard to leprosy might be developed in this coun try similar to that in connection with tuberculosis today. "In determining the policy of any com munity with respect to the prevention of any particular disease.'* the health officer says, "the point of view of the health officer not infrequently differs from the point of view of the a\ eragt. practicing physician or of the average individual in the community. The differ ence is to a considerable extent due to the wider horizon of the health officer and arises out of the fact that he Is serving a larger number of people, hav ing more varied Interests, than does anj physician In private practice. The views of the health officer are Influenced, too. by the fact that his office Is a con tinuing one. and goes on year after year in the discharge of its functions, regardless of the fact that individual incumbents may resign, be removed or die. The health officer, therefore, as distinguished from the mere individual who happens to hold the office, must deal with any BUbject related to the public health, not as it affects the health of the community* within a few years, or even within the lifetime of an indi vidual, but as It may affect the health of the community during all time. Leprosy Is Communicable. ??It may be that a solitary leper find ing his way into an uninfected com munity might be allowed to go at large without any likelihood of him communi cating his disease to any considerable number of persons with whom he might come In contact. One's face might be shaved and one's head shampooed by a leper barber without necessarily com municating the disease. The inilk thnt one drinks and the bread that one eats might be served by lepers and the per sons drinking the milk or eating the bread would not with certainty become lepers. The leper ai large might even marrjv and possibly no bad results would engye to his-wife or offspring. On thc oijier hard, the experience of this and ottlSJ" countries has shown beyond doubt that leprosy is a communicable dlsea.v; and mav spread, and science has thus far failed to Indicate just how the dis ease does spread. We know that non imported leper cases occur In I^juislanx Thev have occurred also in Minnesota. The" Dominion of Canada tinds it neces sarv to maintain two leper colonies. Texas has appropriated money to es tablish such a colony. Massachusetts has a settlement for lepers. "In the light of all experience and In the absence of any definite knowledge as to how leprosy spreads from one per son to another, there appears to l>e no sufficient reason for believing that the disease cannot spread in tils country. Whether the disease is or- is not spread ing in New York city can hardly be saia to be definitely known, since ^ases of leprosy are not segregated, and, a* far as appears from recent offlolalreports are not even necessarily brought to the attention of the board of health. Long Duration of Infectivity. -As an offset to the rather limited intensity of the communicability of lep rosy we have the long duration of its Infectivity. The duration of the disease, and, therefore, of the period during which the patient may spread It, is not meas ured by days, weeks, or even months. but by years: and, although the disea;5* may oe but slightly communicable. if on? patient can communicate his mahidy to even two' persons within five or ten yea.ru. and each of these to two more within a corresponding period, and so on, it may not be long, as the life of a community is measured, before a population may be honeycombed with the disease. "For that reason it has seemed wise to health officers generally, as shown by the recommendation of the recent con ference of the state and provincial boards of health, to isolate lepers in establish ments especially provided for that pur pose. and it is the common practice now to isolate them in so far as local facili ties will permit. The New York cu-toni of non-interference is the exception rather than the rule. Consumption and Other Diseases. "The fact that leprosy is less communi cable than consumption or of certain other diseases that have been named, and that persons suffering from such diseases fire not quarantined, is not to the point. If a community were entirely free from consumption, and a single patient suffer ing from such disease came into the community, and if the community, by his segregation, could prevent the spread of the disease, any Intelligent community would certainly Insist on segregation, not withstanding the slight danger to any one individual of contracting the disease from him. and notwithstanding the fact that segregation might he inconvenient to the patient. "Undoubtedly the reason for the non seirregatlon of consumptives and of those suffering from such other diseases as have been referred to is the magnitude of the task, and if leprosy be allowed to go uncared for until the number of lepers reaches considerable proportions, commu nities generally will find it necessary, simply as a matter of expediency, to al low lepers to go at large and to deal with the disease in the slow and time-con suming methods that are now being em ployed with respect to consumption, or to temporize with it as they are now doing with some of the other serious communi cable diseases that infect the commu nity." VALUABLE CARGO RUINED. Nitroglycerin Explosion Damages $3,000 Worth of Girders. STEUBENVILLK, Ohio. June 1M5.?Five separate explosions of nitroglycerin prac tically ruined worth of steel gird ers, loaded on a freight train, at Wheel ing Junction, near here, early today. A dwelling house near the scene was par tially wrecked and a woman slightly in jured. The entiie vicinity was shaken. The girders belonged to a construction company repairing the I'an Handle bridge at Wheeling Junction. The company has been operating non-union men and is al leged to have been warned to discharge the men. TO BE SENT TO TOLEDO. Signal Corps Balloon Will Take Part in Army Tournament. OMAHA. Neb., June 28.?The Signal Corps dirigible balloon No. 1 leaves Fort Omaha Sunday or Monday by special ex press car with the detachment of officers in charge and men. for Toledo, Ohitf, where it will l>e employed in the military tournament, which commences July 5. The airship and its equipment will ai* rive in time to be inspected by >laj. den Frederick L>. Grant on Independence das', July 4. The dirigible balloon was brought the Signal Corps school and aero park at Fort Omaha for training purposes on ac count of the facilities offered by the new balloon house and gas generating planf. which aVe the most capacious and com* plete in existence, and are aiso provided with all the necessary equipment for housing, furnishing and repairing all kinds of aerial craft. Unfortunately the dirigible was dam aged by an accident soon after its ar rival and much time was lost in repair ing, since which time the weather has not been suitable for experiments. Third Sentence as Counterfeiter. NORFIvOK. Va.. June -i>-?Fede al Judge Waddill today sentenced Samuel W. Smith, aged sixty-five years, of New port News, Ya., to Ave years in the fed era! prison at Atlanta, Ga., for having had In his possession molds and dies for the making of spurious money. This was Smith's third sentence by Judge Waddill for counterfeiting since Smith was fifty years of age, and the court remarked that but for the prisoner's advanced years the sentence now would be double that imposed. JudgL* Christian, In the corporation court at Lynchburg, Va., sentenced Ham mer Burnley and Thomas Turner to three years each in the penitentiary for break ing into and robbing the store of Watts Bros. Company.