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A Model Bathroom. - Wr'll install a Porcelain Tub and other modern appliances In the bathroom at m close Agar*. Let at eatimAte. Coberth, Hanes & White Co., 1111 H ST. N.W. Phone M. 273?. Iyl7-X0d ___ 3rafton?=thc Dependable Roof Man. If Grafton does the roof work roof troubles *1)1 1* at an end. For 25 yeam he ha* enjoyed the 1of thousands and la the recognued leader In roof work. _ <Grafton&SonJnc "'Phone M. 760. lyli-lOd _____ Cooking Is a Pleasure when the famous Garland Gas Range Is nwd. It Is economical, glrea perfect results. Consult us. Ill TCniNSON I McCarthy. 1317 I4tfcst. n.w. i.vl"-ttd S. & P. TAILORING. We've gone to the ex treme in making these final rebuilding sale reduc tions. You can depend on us for the very best tai loring work, no matter what price suit you order. Tbr entire stock of snrouier fabrics Is in the sale. Book yonr order now. $i 11.00 $114.00 For |2n sod $22. .V) For $20 and $22.50 I ancy Suits to Order. Serge aud Striped Serge Suits to Order. $2^ Suits to order.... $17-5? $30 SuitS to order $19-5? $35 Suits to order $23.5<> $?? Trousers to order, fc.00. sd'I Trousers to order. $5.75. $10 and $12 Trousers to order, $7.25. Expert Cutters. Eipert Fitters. Schwartz Pelznuan, Reliable Tailors. 505=07 Seventh St. ,1ylG-42d HUE. CATHERINE. PALMIST AND CARD reader, has returned to 508 5th n.w.. where ?he will l?e glad to welcome ber friends and the public. Jyltt-30t*.4 WTUL PERSONS WHO SAW COLLISION B& tween cars and automobile at 18th and Oal. sts. "n Wed. laht kindly >v>mainnkate with Dr. W. n. R. Brandenburg, 1101 14th n.w.; ph. N. 3773? Ir16-3f 4 IRON CLAD ROOF PAINT THE OI,D RELIABLE. This grand old mstterlal has been irlvlntf satis faction to thousands of our honse owners for 36 years. Safe, durable; handsome color. Try It! IRON CLAD???*?. lylrt-M ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY WARNED ii^alnst accepting a certain promissory note due Julv "Jrt. for the sum of one bnndred dollars, signed br Win. W. Dudley and In dorsed hj A. n. Daris. Said note is our prop er! v and was* lost by one of our messengers on th?- streets this morning. SHANNON i I.FCHS. 7i:t 14th St. n.w. Jy Attractive, Ciean=Cut Pnntsng. Th. His Print Shop is equipped with typeset ling machines. This means bright, new type for every Job. as well as speed in turning out work aiid ecoromy in typesetting. !.et us estimate. Judd Detweiler, Inc., THE BIG TRINT SHOP. 420-22 11TH. lyl-VlOd H5gh=class Office Goods. I.ettcr Presses. Inks, Mucilage, Pastes, etc., etc. Lowest Prices. MORRISON PAPER CO., 1009 Pa. Ave. jyi4 tf.10 110% on Trunks, Bags and Salt Cues, which means 20<& lower than any other house. GERMUILLER. 641 La. are. lylS-Tt* 4 CHURCH NOTICES. unitarian. All. SOULS' CHURCH, COR. 14TH AND L mtt.. Ulysses G. B. Pier*, minister.?11 o'clock, morning sendee, (ermon by the min ister; 8 p.m.. Young People's Religion* Union. The public inrlted to all serrlces. Jyl7-2t EX-SHAH NOT RECEIVING DETHRONED RULER SATS HIS ACTS ADMIT ABDICATION. Refuses Audience to Government Council, Who Wish to Notify Him of His Deposition. TEHERAN* Persia, July 17.?Mohamed All, the dethroned shah, who is now in the Russian summer legation, has de clined to receive a deputation to inform him of his deposition. ?Sipahdar and Sardarasad, the leaders In the nationalist movement, sent the fol lowing: telegram to the British and Rus sian legations last night: "In accordance with the decision of the national council which met today at Baharlstan, it will be necessary for a deputation from the council to wait upon his majesty, Mohamed AH, to notify him of the change of sovereign. As his majesty Is at oresent a refugee in the Russian legation under British and Russian pro tection, we request your excellencies to fix a time tomorrow when his majesty may receive the deputation." The ex-shah replied this morning, through the legation, saying in his mes sage: "His majesty states that having taken rnfuge in the Russian legation, he has, ipso facto, abdicated; therefore he does not wish to receive a deputation wtUch comes for the purpose of informing htm of the fact." Mohamed Ali probably will depart shortly for Russia. It is believed that the queen is desirous of accompanying the former shah, taking with her the crown prince, who is the newly proclaimed shah. VIENNA, July 17.?Zill Ss Sultan, uncle of Mohamed Ali, the deposed Shah of Persia, had a long conference today with the British and Russian ambassadors here. It is believed that the conference had to do with the future residence of the ex-shah. BIG CONTRACT AWARDED. *? - W: B. Moses & Sons to Supply Bookcases and Filing Devices. W. B. Moses & Sons have been awarded the contract for supplying government buildings throughout the country with bookcases and steel and wood sectional filing devices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910. The territory to be sup plied covers every state in the Union. In this line. It is the biggest contract ^he government makes. The award Ktx-aks for the enterprise and ability of the Moses house. Two Men Hurt in Runaway Accident John D. Clark and Charles Ifarvev. residents of Silver Spring, Md.. were thrown from a buggy near Georgia a\enue and Pir.ey Branch road, !ast even ing about o'clock, when thei^ horse ran away. The animal was frightened by a street car and ran directly in front ??t the car. The buggy was struck and bad!;, damaged. Mr. Harvey was injured a rwjiit his face and knees. Military Honors for John R. Luskey John R. Luskey, a District volunteer in the civil war and a long-t^me resident of lOast 'Washington, will be burled at Arlington tomorrow afternoon. Services over the remains will be held at his late home, 32 K street northeast, at 2 o'clock. Mr. Luskey died Friday. He was sixty six years of age Military honors will be accorded his remains by Liocolu Post. G. A. R. of which he was long a mem ber. Three daughters and six sons sur vive hJtp. If you want work read the want col umns of The Star Engineer Commissioner Makes a Few Observations. GETTING WORSE EACH YEAR Average Life of Such Pavement About Twenty Years. 250 MILES IN WASHINGTON Conditions Indicate That One Twentieth Should Be Renewed Each Year. Growing worse each year is the average condition of the asphalt pavements of the city of Washington, according to a state ment made upon request by Engineer Commissioner Judson yesterday. Upon this plea, which will be backed 'by figures now being collected by the highway department of the District gov ernment, Congress will be asked next winter to make larger appropriations for street paving in the fut'i-e. for the fail ure to keep all the asphalt covering of the city thoroughfa.-es in good condition In recent years is attributed by official? of Uie engineer.ng atpaitint-rit to a iack t of sufficient provision of funds by Con i gress. ! When asked yesterday for information regarding the present condition of the paved streets in the city Maj. Judson de clared that as soon as he took up the I duties of the Engineer Comniissionership he' directed the highway department, which is under his charge, to make a close study of work done on the city streets In recent years to determine if the work has kept pace with the needs. While that investigation has not been conclud ed, he admitted that he believed that the asphalt has been wearing out faster than, through lack of sufficient funds, it could be repaired or renewed. Should Be Relaid Despite Repair. It lias been determined, he said, that the average life of an asphalt pavement such as has been put 011 the streets of the National Capital is about twenty I years. Even though it has been repaired] properly during two decades, it has been round, from close investigations, that a! pavement twenty years old should be re laid. , Wlille the figures were not at hand as to the exact amount of asphalt covering in the city limits, he estimated that there! is in round numbers about 250 miles of it-1 Working on the well determined axiom that the average life of such pavement is twenty years. It is evident that one-1 twentieth of It should be renewed each year in order to keep it In good shape. This means that one-twentieth of 2o0 miles, or about twelve and one-half miles of the pavement, should be renewed each ? year. ' ^ , The investigation has proceeded far enough now, he said, to indicate that twelve and one-half miles of old pave-1 ment has not been replaced by new In recent years, ^hat means, it is pointed out, that the average condition of the asphalt sheeting is growing worse, al though repairs are being made More Money Needed. During the last fiscal year, he said, about $300,000 was available, through congressional appropriations, for replac ing old pavement with new and for re pairing the old asphalt within the city limits. To do the proper amount of work j to keep the streets in good condition, he estimated roughly that about $400,000 is needed, and his recommendations to Cou-j gress will be around that figure. i The Investigation which is now going on under his direction, conducted by Capt. E. M. Markham. assistant in charge of highways, and C. B. Hunt, engineer of highways, will show, he said, just how much money Is needed, and the figures tabulated from the present Inquiry will1 be presented to the proper congressional committees next winter as the basis for the request for larger appropriations by' the House and Senate next year. i It will be economy, he believes, to ex pend sufficient money each year in re placing old pavement with new and in repairs to keep It in good condition. Otherwise, it is pointed out. the average condition of the streets will grow worse and worse until a time will comc when a very large appropriation will be necessary to make the streets of the National Capital presentable and In a class with those of other cities of its size. Another Object of Inquiry. Another object of the inquiry which is now being made is to determine at wii-t time it is most economical to re pair holies in the pavement. It is recog nized that the cost of repairing very small holes Is high, because of the cost of getting the material in small quan tities and the workmen In small squads to the places where the repairs are needed. On the other hand, it is expensive to allow the holes to get so larg>e that a large quantity of asphalt Is required to fill them. There must be an average be tween the two, he said, which indi cates when it is most economical to repair the holes. Therefore, it must be determined just how large holes should be allowed to wear before they should be repaired. It is believed that the highway de partment is working on a most eco nomical schedule at the present time, but Engineer Commissioner Judson de sires to check up this schedule, and that checking process will be complet ed within the next few months. CALLS THEM TRAITORS. Democratic Candidate for Vice Pres-' ident Criticises Party Senators. INDIANA.POL.ES, Ind., July IT.?At a banquet of the Indiana Commercial Trav elers' Club here tonight John W. Kern, recent democratic candidate for Vice President, took occasion to criticise the action of certain democratic senators on the tariff bill. Mr. Kern said: "During this session of Congress new doctrines and strange ones have been .promulgated on the democratic side of the Senate chamber. at will be for the next democratic national convention to once more settle | the question as to where the democratic party stands on this question of tariff! taxation, and in the meantime it will be Incumbent upon the constituents of some of the senators to pass Judgment on the I question as to whether they have been j properly represented in the Senate, of the I United States by these men who have openly repudiated the platform declara tions " of their party and betrayed the interests they promised to serve. "The contest over the pending tariff ' measure has produced good results. Scales I i of great size have fallen from the eyes of our own Senator Beverldge, who has j finally discovered that the tariff is a tax j which the foreigner does not pay. Some of his recent preachments have given his democratic friends much hope ^liat as he advances in years and accumulates dis cretion he may become a pronounced ad vocate of true tariff reform." CORPORATIONS HIT HEAVILY. Failure to File Expense Accounts of Lobbyists the Cause. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 17.?Corpo rations which had registered lobbyists here during the legislative session who so far have failed to file expense affidavits were notified today by the attorney gen eral that they would have to pay $100 daily until such affidavits are filed. Waterloo Survivor Fatally Injured. QUINCT, 111.. July 17.?Leonard Boeder aged 110, whose papers show i.im to have been a Prussian soldier at the time of the battle of Waterloo, fell down a flight of stairs tonight .and received injuries which will probably prove fatal. GIF OF OLGA MENU Almost Overwhelmed by Sui cide of Her Lover. STORY OF THEIR ROMANCE Her Father Tells of Her Meeting Baron Rothschild. PLANS OF THE YOUNG COUPLE Had Hoped to Meet in Europe and Win Consent of the Baron's Father. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, 111., July 17.?"Poor girl; she Is desperate and cannot foe consoled. I do not believe Olga will ever outlive this great sorrow. Her mother cables that she has given herself up to grief and has almost collapsed." Standing on the doorstep of his home, 15 Lincoln avenue, holding in one hand a cablegram from his wife, who Is in Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Rudolph Menn spoke thus today of his daughter. Miss Olga Menn, for love of whom Baron Oskar Rothschild, scion of the enormously wealthy Austrian house of Rothschild, ended his life. "The poor girl has never before known a sorrow, and she was so supremely happy that I do not see how she can face her future with this awful disappoint ment and tragedy before her," continued the doctor. "I am so broken down myself that I do not see how I can take the trip to Ham burg. Tt would take over a week for me to get there. I am so afraid of my poor little girl. Every cablegram I have received tells of her intense grief and how desperate she feels, looks and speaks. Confident of Elder Baron's Remorse. "I am quite sure that the father of the young baron who shot himself rather than live without my daughter now grieves over hie opposition to the mar riage. * fully expect that he and his es cort will meet my wife and daughter and entertain them until I can reach the other side and bring them home. That would be the just and proper thing for the elder Baron Rothschild to do. "Every few hours I get a message from my wife and from friends who have re mained with her since the awful news reached them. These messages all tell of the great shock the news of the young baron's suicide gave them." The doctor told of his daughter's meet ing with the young baron when he arrived in Chicago with a party of friends on their way to Europe from the orient. The baron was traveling under the name of Oskar Wolf and was Introduced under that name to many Chicagoans who had no idea of his Identity. Miss Menn, pop ular in North Side society, took him to dances at the G'ermania Club and other social affairs and he attracted much at tention. Not more than a week after meeting Miss Menn, the doctor said, the young baron proposed marriage. Hoped to Gain Consent. Then the baron left for Vienna with the promise that Miss Menn and her mother would follow. He expected that hia father would not consent to his marriage with an American girl, but thought the young woman's beauty would win him over. The baron cabled to his father, but the reply was not enthusiastic. Young Roths child then wanted to marry Miss Menn at once, but Dr. Menn refusedto allow this, and the baron sailed for Europe to plead with his father. A short time ago the girl and her mother sailed. "You can't realize what a shock the news of her fiance's death was to my daughter," continued the doctor. "Olga was expecting Baron Oskar to join her at Hamburg and take her and her mother on to Vienna. They were there to be in troduced to the baron's family. They expected to go with the Rothschilds to their summer place in the south of Austria, and there they were to be enter tained according to the. young baron's plans." Dr. Menn and his young son. Paul, ex pect to sail soon for Hamburg. ITALIANS OBJECT TO GERMANS. Resent Occupation of Beautiful Lake of Garda in Italy. Special Cablegram to The Star. ROME, July 17.?The Italian press has started a campaign against the Ger manization of the beautiful Lake of Garda, the large and Italian portion of which has, to all practical purposes, be come a German colony, where nothing except German is spoken, where all the notices are put up in German and where German beer has supplanted the native wine. The remedy, however, as has been pointed out by one Italian critic, is with the Italians themselves. Let them visit Gard in greater numbers, let them start hotels there and let them compete with the enterprising Teutons, who have now established a species of suzerainty over the most poetic peninsula in Italy. TO HONOR FRENCH WOMEN. Proposed to Erect a Monument to Commemorate Her Virtues. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, July 17.?It is proposed by an influential committee representing art, science, the army and politics to erect a monument in Paris in honor of the Frenchwoman?not of any individual woman, but to the Frenchwoman in general. The promoters point out that Paris is full of statues of more or less famous men, but women and their vir tues have been ignored. The proposed monument will be dedi cated "to the glory of the French woman." It will be erected on the Champ de Mars and will take the form of an allegorical figure of bronze, with a base adorned with bas-reliefs glori ? fying courage, devotion, abnegation and other feminine virtues which have won admiration for the Frenchwoman throughout the world. FRENCH COFFEE MAKING. Startling Disclosures Regarding the Methods Employed. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, July 17.?Startling disclosures are made of methods In common use for the "manufacture of coffee." It seems that of factories for that purpose existing in France there are 106 which turn out 24.000 tons annually, while there are 56$ such establishments in Austria-Hungary, including 412 for the manufacture of coffee from figs, and In Germany nearly 15,000 hands are employed In the trade, and the annual output is 100,000 tons. It follows that a large quantity of "cof fee" which persons drink has not an atom of the real berry in it. The list of substances out of which it is manu factured is alarming. Cereals soaked with beer, brandy or rum, chestnuts and horse-chestnuts, haricot beans and broad beans, carrots, dates, and, Anally, the hard roe of cod. The annual output of what is charmingly "fanciful coffee" for Europe Is estimated at over 267,000 tons. Mrs. Julia Demelm&n's Funeral. The funeral of Mrs. Julia Demelman, sister of Mrs. 1. L. Blout, will take place from her late residence. No. 710 7th street, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Mrs. Demelman died Friday evening. MEDIATOR IS CHOSEN Judge Galbreath to Present Strikers' Demands. SETTLEMENT IS EXPECTED Re-Establishment of 1907 Wage Scale Wanted. DIFFERENCE AT ISSUE SMALL Entire Plant of the Pressed Steel Car Company in Hands of Armed Force. | BUTL.BR, Pa., July 17.?As the result | of a mass meeting of the striking em ployes of the Standard Steel Car Com pany, held here today. Judge James M. Galbreath of the county court was chosen as mediator to wait upon the officers of the company and present terms which are generally looked upon as insuring a prompt and satisfactory settlement of the strike. The strikers demand the gradual re establishment of the wage scale in ef fect during 1907. The appointing of Judge Galbreath as mediator followed the issuance of a statement by General Manager J. H. All man of the company, in which the im possibility of granting the demands of the strikers was ascribed to the. low prices at which the company had con tracted to furnish its finished product. It is not known whether the employers will consent to enter into negotiations with Judge Galbreath in his capacity as representative of the strikers, hut the fact that the difference at insue is one of but AO cents j>er car is taken to indicate an early resumption of operations. Guarded by Armed Men. ?PITTSBURG, Pa,, July 17.?-Despite the assertion of President F. X. Iloffs tot of the Pressed Steel Car Company that "there is no strike," the entire plant of the company at McKees Rocks re mained idle and under a state of siege today. With the exception of the office force and of about 1XK) shop employes, most of them gang foremen without men. the plant is entirely in the hands of an armed force of deputy sheriffs, factory police and mounted state constabulary, who preserve an Impenetrable cordpn about the plant and ruthlessly disperse all groups as soon as they arc formed. The strikers maintain a sullen and threatening attitude, but save here and there for some trivial disturbance fol lowing the arrest of a townsman for jeering a deputy sheriff or for not mov ing fast enough at the urging of the constabulary horses the day passed with out serious violence. In a proclamation issued tonight the strikers cite thirteen instances of actual wages paid to workingmen under the pooling system, which they claim are il lustrative of the conditions existing at the McKees Rocks plant. In one in stance forty-five hours' work brought only ninety cents pay; In anothere a. riveter working 130 hours received but $14.90. In not one of the thirteen cases cited was the average hour wage more than seventeen cents. The proclamation closes with the assertion that the fight is to be "to a finish," and with the promise that no violence shall be used. Ruling With an Iron Hand. * The mounted troopers of the state con stabulary are ruling the affected section with an iron hand. Tonight several hun dred idle sightseers, who had journeyed to the plant from Pittsburg in anticipa tion of further rioting, found their way barred by a detachment of the troopers, who occupied the bridge leading into McKees Rocks over the railroad tracks. There were some minor clashes at this point, but the forceful argument used upon Individual members of the crowd by the mounted constabulary nipped whatever organized demonstration had been planned. Two representatives of the Austrian Hungarian consul in this vicinity address ed the strikers at McKees Rocks this aft ernoon. They advised against disorder, and impressed on the men the fact that rioting should not be indulged in. A court injunction as a means of break ing up the strike was introduced today,* when the Pittsburg Public Defense As sociation filed suit in the common pleas court against the Pressed Steel Car Com pany, the striking men arid the sheriff of Allegheny county. The bill of equity, while an amicable one, will, it is thought, prevent serious rioting of any kind in the future. A hear ing likely will be held Wednesday. AVIATION ATTRACTS SPAIN". Madrid Gives Order for Dirigible Balloon?Airships Contemplated. Special Cablegram to The Star. MADRID, July 17.?The subject of aerial navigation is beginning to attract the at tehtion of the Spanish government as well as of the Spanish people. The government has given an order for a dirigible balloon to the Astra works in Prance, and a major and a captain of engineers are engaged in constructing a dirigible balloon of a new type to be used by the school of engineers at Guadala jara. It is expected that the second of these airships will be ready for its tests in August. Two aeroplanes have been constructed at Valladolid by other engineer officers, and the experiments already made with them have been perfectly satisfactory. In the same town a Jesuit priest has been at work for some months on the construction of a flying machine. w"h whteh he con fidently believes he will be able to settle the question of the navigation of the air. The tests of this machine will take place shortly. Among the other signs of the interest felt by Spain in aviation are the ap proaching completion by Count de los Llanos and his brother of an aeroplane on the model of those used by Messrs. Wright and the construction of other aeroplanes at Valencia and Vittoria. Moreover, a Spanish workman who has a pension from the government, but who lives In Paris, is receiving official support to enable him to carry out a project for the construction of a flying machine of his own design. ROCKHILL BEACHES FRISCO. New Ambassador to Russia Will Visit Here on Way to New Post. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., July 17?Wil liam W. Rockhill, recently American min ister to China, who has been promoted to the position of ambassador to Russia, ar rived here today on the steamer Tenvo Maru. accompanied by Mrs. Rockhill. After a short stay in Washington he will proceed to his new post of duty at St. Petersburg. Referring to present conditions in the orient. Ambassador Rockhill said that China was making great progress in every direction. Political quiet prevailed, and the industries of the country were flourishing. There was no longer any boycott or prejudice against American products, and trade relations with this country were of the most satisfactory character. Other passengers on the Tenyo Maru were Rear Admiral Theodore F. Jev/aD. retired, who is returning home from a visit to the far east, and several promi nent Japanese business men. who will make a tour of the principal cities of the United States. Collier Arrives From Guam. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 17 ?The United 8tates collier Iris, Capt. Whitten. arrived here today from Guam with forty six members of the crew of the gunboat [Concord Cheapest Homes Ever Offered in This Section N.E. Corner 12th and Eye Streets N.E. $300 CASH and $20 MONTHLY ONLY 2 LEFT New Colonial Homes Hardwood Finish Lots 22 Feet Front Large Double Colonial Porches Steel Construction Large Yards, Front and Rear Six Large Rooms and Bath Every Room a Front Room Finest Sanitary Plumbing Holland Window Shades Floors Planed and Oiled Rear Paved Alley Furnace Heat AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A HOME ON VERY EASY TERMS OPEN SUNDAYS AND EVENINGS 4 You are at liberty to carefully inspect these houses or have them examined by any competent builder, without feeling under any obligation to purchase. Built, owned and for sale by this firm, making only on* profit from us to you Price. $3,675 H. R. HOWENSTEIN CO. 1314 F STREET NORTHWEST / DEMAND FOR. FAISE HAIR FRENCH MAIDENS GETTING HIGHER PRICES. Puffs and Curls Are Going' Out in England and Long Coils Are Being Worn. Spwtal Correspondence of The Star. "LONDON, July 7, 1900. The great human hair fair which takes place every year in France, and which has just concluded at Limoges, has proved most emphatically that the craze for false hair is not lessening, but in creasing. Those peasants who have abundant locks varying in shades from black to golden and all tones of gray sell tlieir hirsute adornment at these fairs to dealers who make it up into the puffs or switches that are in vogue and resell it again in Paris and other cities for big prices. I Hitherto $5 a pound for hair in ordi nary brown and dark shades was regard ed by the peasants as an excellent price and they parted willingly with their locks at that rate, but last year pr.ces com 1 menced to rise a little and this year tbey I drove hard bargains with the dealers ' and hairdressers. Hair worth $5 pre viously rose to $10 and $1- a pound, whi e golden locks fetched $15, and the high est price of a 1 was obtained for a small quantity of silver white hair of fine tex ture. as much as $23 a pound being paid for one consignment. Never before have the peasants reaped such protits, and though there are many snorn heads all through the country the owners are happy in the possession of nest eggs to help with the dowry or for old In England the puffs so vastly popular for a year or more are being replaced b> the braid or coils of hair wound round the head. False hair is just as neces sary for this -coiffure as the other, for few women have tresses long enough in this day of curling irons and dyes to wind a plait around tneir heads. With the loss of the puffs comes also the decree of fashion that woves should be aban doned. In fact, English women are wear ing the plainest and severest of coiffures after an exaggeration of puffs, curis, waves, jeweled pins, ribbons and flow ers that made heads look out of all pro portion to the necks and shoulders be neath them. ? ? MILITARY BALLOON GARAGE. Storage Place of the Zeppelin I at Metz. BERLIN, July 17.?Interesting details are furnished regarding the great mili tary airship garage at Metz, which is about to be occupied as a permanent station by the Zeppelin T. The lower portion of the side walls of the garage, about seventeen feet in height, is of stone. The rest consists of corrugated sheet iron plates, each eight feet high. The side iron walls are in three parts. The tirst is perpendicular, the second slopes inward and the third is perpendic ular like the first. . In the stone walls and in the middle section of the sheet iron walls are thirty large windows. There are also broad sheets of plate glass on both sides in the upper section of the iron walls. The gar age is lighted by electricity. To the right and left of the entrance are two towers from which the machinery for opening the great doors of the garage on rails is operated. The doors open and shut by electricitv. Feneath the garage are sub terranean vaults for the ^tor^ge <\ 000 gas cylinders, from which the air ship will be reinflated. CAPT. NETTLES SLOW PAY. Attorneys Preparing Officer's Case for Court-Martial Hearing. DENVER. Col.. July 17.?A slight ten dency to extravagance and a little slow ness in paying his debts is the most serious charge shown in the court-martial proceedings against XTapt. Charles S. Net-, ties, according to the statement of the captain's attorneys, who today were en gaged in getting their case ready for presentation when the court-martial re sumes its sittings next Monday or Tues day. The prosecution closed its case late yesterday. The defense claims that Capt. Nettles' present indebtedness is only $1,800. WEATHER FORECAST. Fair Sunday and Monday, Little Change in Temperature. For the District of Columbia and Mary land, fair Sunday and Monday; little change in temperature; light westerly winds. The northern storm has passed slowly eastward off the north Atlantic coast and during) the last twenty-four hours it caused local rains in the New England suites and the Si. I^awgenee valley. Tnis disturbance has been followed by rising barometric pressure and fair weather with moderate temperature throughout the middle Atlantic and nortl^ Atlantic states and the lower lake region: The weather remained fair in the western districts, except northern Michigan, and at scattered points In the upper Missouri valley, where there were showers. Show ers also occurred in the south Atlantic and gulf states. Higher temperature prevails generally in the middle west and plains states, while in the plateau region and the ex treme northwest the weather is somewhat cooler. The indications arc that the weather in the Mississippi valley and the districts east thereof will be fair during Sunday and Monday, except that local showers are probable in the east gulf states. South Carolina and Florida. There will be local showers in the west gulf states. New Mexico and along the northwest Canadian border: elsewhere west of the Mississippi river the weather will continue fair dur ing Sunday and Monday. No Important change in temperature Is indicated for any district, but in the northeastern states, the lake region and the upper Ohio valley the tendency will be toward higher temperature during the next two to three days. The winds along the New England and middle Atlantic coas's will be light west erly; on the south Atlantic and gulf coasts light variable; on the lower lakes light to moderate westerly; on the upper lakes light to moderate north and northwest. Tide Tables. Today?Low tide, 2:46 a.m. and 3:22 p.m.; high tide, 8:40 a.m. and 9:14 p.m. Tomorrow?IvOw tide, 3:33 a.m. and 4:04 p.m.; high tide. 9:25 a.m. and 9:50 p.m. The Sun and Moon. * Today?Sun rose, 4:48 a.m.; sun sets, 7:2.'i p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises, 4:49 a.m. Mpon sets, 8:36 p.m. today. The City Lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; ex tinguishing begun one hour before sunrise. All arc and incandescent lamps lighted fifteen minutes after sunset and extin guished forty-five minutes before sunrise. Yesterday's Temperature. Midnight. 74; 2 a.m., 73; 4 a.m.. 72; 6 a.m.. 71; 8 a.m., 75; 10 a.m., 81; 12 noon, 84; 2 p.m.. 86; 4 p m., 88; 6 p.m.. 80; 8 p.m.. 79; 10 p.m., 77. Maximum, 88; minimum. 70. Temperature same date last year: Max imum, 87; minimum, 57. Relative Humidity. Eight a.m., 60; S p.m , 57. Hours of sunshine. 10.6. Per cent of possible sunshine, 73. Up-River Waters. Special Dispatch to The Star. HARPERS FERRY. July 17.-Both rivers clear this evening. Temperatures in Other Cities. Ashevlllc. x. c *o Atlanta. Cn 84 Atlantic City, X. J.. 88 Rlsmarcb. N. D 94 Boston. Mass 84 Biittalo. X. Y 72 Chicago, 111 84 f'iw-lnnati. Ohio 82 ?'beyenne. Wyo 92 Uavenport. Iowa 86 DenT?T, Col 94 Des Moines. Iowa 90 UalTfgton. Texas 84 Helena. Mont 84 Indianapolis, Im! 82 Jacksonville. Fla 94 Kansas City, Mo 88 Little Rock. Ark 88 Los Angeles, Cal 78 Marquette. Micb 70 Memphis. Tenn 88 New Orleans. La.... 88 \cw York, N. Y..-.. 84 North Platte. Neb.... 88 Omaha. Neb 90 Pittsburg. Pa 76 Portland, Me 84 Portland. Oreg 66 Salt Lake City. L'tab. 96 St. Louis, Mo 86 St. Paul, Minn 84 San Francisco, Cal.. US Springfield. Ill 86 Tacoina. Wash 64 Vlcksburg. Miss 90 Heavy Forest Fire in Washington. TACOMA. Wash.. July 17.?A heavy forest fire Is raging four miles southwest of Parkland, along the Tacoma Eastern railroad. The flames are spreading rap idly. Rainfall 8 a.m. to i. Mln. S p.m. 8 p.m. 64 .72 .... 70 82 68 76 .... ?!2 90 66 74 60 68 .... ?? 82 68 78 58 86 .... 62 84 62 88 0.01 6rt 86 80 80 0.08 58 78 T. 64 80 78 76 0.22 70 84 70 86 ."4 78 58 60 0.04 70 86 7?? 82 T ?W 78 66 84 "O 86 64 72 fiO 74 0.32 52 oS 0.04 70 84 72 84 60 82 .V? 64 64 82 62 T. 74 76 0.34 SHOCK TO FASHIONABLE MEN KING EDWARD WEARS FROCK COAT AND SOFT HAT. As It Is Considered That He Can Do No Wrong, His Example Will Be Generally Followed. ^'prclal Or)rro!.pondei)ca of The Star. IX3NDON, July 7 190P Onec more King Edward Las set a new ? !ft an<* g1ven a momentary Bhock to fashionable men who pride themselvei upon wearing only what Is absolutely correct at certain times on certain occa sions. A soft light colored Homburg hat with a frock coat these arbiters of etyLe do not consider correct, and when the King at a house party not long aim appeared arrayed after this manner one Sunday the men present gasped with astonishment, but the king can do no wrong, so of course they did likewise. The king's frock coat was worn with ?? >,,,t?yse.rs' ,wWt0 waistcoat and black tie, but instead of the requisite silk hat so sleek and shiny there was an unpre srav?sof)>Uf?Vf10i?>U?k 1 y comfortahle light gray soft felt I?-.?mburg hat. The fro?k ton'S. h.a!L^lwayfe crowned by before, and there are some boM spirits who are still questioning the possi 4 , chfn*inS such an absolute) % canonical style. However, in the end th* king s custom will be followed. It al ways Is, and the Horn burg- hat he so f;j .usujp the Prerogatives of many ?i ? k, f head?ear. Certainly it is com 'm! i?r and that ,s a sreat deal, ine king sometimes startles society bv these radical changes In dress, but tli? ,neTeu, does- She fol)?w8 conven ih^8 av,Vi3^yvas far ** wearing things which should be worn together, and she will not have anything to do with fash ions which are extreme. Two privilege. however, she reserves to herself. sh.J never changes her style of hair dressing no matter what the prevailing mode mav ye*ra she has hung to the higu ^oilTure, coils or hair on the top of her . head and the fringe which was in vogu* ahetTLif\ltnt'aa J'oun8T- In her hats. too. sne will not conform to prevailing- modes Ckdnsbo roughs, bell shapes, beehives high crowns, low crowns, c-ome and go! Alexandra wears alwav^ th? fSr?,0^5S Vl'l" SU" "S xeatures and which are trimmed with plumes in winter and flowers in summer. AEROPLAN 1ST SHOWS PLUCK. Will Undergo Second Operation and Then Resume Flights. ROME. July 17. Lieut. Calderara. who w-as severely injured in an aeroplane ac cident In May last and who a few days ago resumed his flights, will be obliged to undergo another operation. His le* which was badly Injured in the fall, was found yesterday to be in a swollen con dition, and an examination by the sur geon showed that suppuration had de veioped. Lieut Calderara asserts that as soon as he is completely recovered he will continue his tests with the Wright aero o it,' *? which he has attached wheels any point?6 abl? to start frorn GUNNERS FIRE ON TUG. Use Boat Instead of Target for Shells at Toulon. Special Cablegram to The .Star. PARIS, July 17.?An extraordinary ac cident occurred at Toulon a few nights since when the gunners at the Cape Brun batteries shelled an inoffensive tug in stead of a target which was being towed during firing practice. The tug had towed the targets 1 ,ot>0 yards from shore when the shore l>ai teries opened a brisk lire. The tirst hall passed a few feet above the heads of the two men on the bridge of the tug. Before they recovered from their sur prise a second shell struck the funnel and a third smashed the wheelhouse, passing a few inches from one of the umpires who was about to report on the shooting. The man at the wheel was so frightened that he fainted. A strong searchlight was directed on; the tug during this strange bombardment, ! and It Is Impossible to understand why the gunners fired at the tug Instead of the target, which was a considerable dis tance behind. Danger signals were immediately hoist ed by the tug and the bombardment ceased. An Investigation is ? wiring at the arsenal.- .