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Ituation which warranted him in ap
ruling to another branch of the service
nd finally to the President, and this In
Ident is responsible for a great deal of
he suspicion which surrounds the whole
ransaction. The provinre of the for
stry service is to investigate the value
f lands intended for or set aside for
onservation. and in this case, the for
stry service has already sent experts
ito the field to examine the lands.
Officials on the Defdhsive.
The way the situation is said to frame
p now is that practically some officials
f the Interior Department are sought to
?e put in the attitude of placing ob
tacles in the way, or at least not faclll
ating the efforts of the government to
:eep these coal lands from private ac
iuisition. It Is not known, outside of in
ide official circles, how far the President
,oes in asking for information along that
ne or whether, in fact, he even entertains
he existence of grounds for asking an ex
ilanation of that character.
As a part of the ^rangle between the
orestry service and the land office 'he
?harge is made in a published interview
?y Mr. Overton Price, associate for
?ster, that the land office refused access
o the official records to the law officer
>f the forest service until a vigorous
jrotest was made, when access was
granted to all records except those per
aining to Mr. Glavls' appeal over the
leads of his chiefs.
Secretary Balllnger was formerly at
:orney for some of the Cunningham
nterests in these coal cases, but upon
?ntering the cabinet turned them all
>ver to Acting Secretary Pierce. A dis
patch from Seattle published in a morn
ng paper states, however, that Secre
ary Ballinger. upon his visit west, con
'erred with officials and others about
he lands.
Little Chinese Lad Trails After
Probation Officer Copp Looking
for Helping Hand.
Have you seen a kind-faced man walk
ing down "the avenue" with a gentle
looking little celestial holding to his
hand? If you have, you have seen the
"guardian of the children of Washing
ton," Chief Probation Officer Copp of
Lee Pong.
the Juvenile Court. His little charge,
dressed neatly in knickerbockers, is Lee
Pong, the Chinese boy, who has the of
ficials of the Juvenile Court from Judge
De Lacy down adjusting their thinking
Just a bit over a week ago little Lee
came into the court on a charge of In
corrigibility. Leo Woy, who resides on
Pennsylvania avenue near 3d street
northwest. Is an uncle of the boy. He
told Acting judge Callan that Lee was
incorrigible, that he was afflicted with
the wanderlust, that he tarried near
theaters where the heavy-handed villain
was always pursuing the fair heroine,
and that he believed for the boy's good
the court should take him in charge. He
wanted him sent to a public Institution
where he would be taught to be an hon
orable and upright man. Little Lee's
parents, 'tis said, died in Chicago a year
Lee listened attentively while his unele
told the court of the way he loved to
stray from his roof. The probation of
ficer smile*! down at the little fellow and
since that time Lee has been devoted to
Mr. Copp.
"I want to be an American citizen."
is what he told the probation officer
later, and now Mr. Copp Is doing his best
to find the boy a home. I>ee Is about
fourteen years of age.
Don't Like Chop Sticks.
The laundry and the chop sticks do not
appeal to the little chap. He wants
ever to dress like an American. He
wants to live like an American, and he
wants to be thoroughly assimilated.
Little Lee knows how to talk out in
meeting. In the Juvenile Court he told
Judges De Lacy and Callan that what he
wanted was to be an American. He has
an idea that there is no iron-clad limit
on the academy of American immortals
and he wants to take his chances.
He knows full well that If he stands
back with the Confucian civilisation his
chances will to some extent ba hindered,
and that it's about as near a sure thing
as Old Sol will rise tomorrow that he
will be eliminated from the list of con
testants. He wants, when he grows up,
to beat the war post In front of his little
home each morning and let his chests ex
pand as he exclaims: "I am an Ameri
Who will help him?
Columbia Turnverein's Application
Approved by Excise Board.
The excise board today granted a liquor
license to the Columbia Turnvereln, per
mitting the organization to do business
at Its new home, yj8 M street. Three
hearings were given before the board took
favorable action.
Two of the hearings resulted in refusal
to grant the application. A new appli
cation was presented and the protest re
newed, but the board thought the appli
cants Ijad made a showing which en
titled them to favorable consideration and
granted the license.
At the hearing yesterday several of the
former protestants withdrew their objec
tions. it was stated, and several members
of Congress signed the petition asking for
favorable consideration of the applica
Mrs. Gill to Chaperone a Party
From Washington.
Mrs. J. R. Gill, superintendent of the
Male Orphan Asylum of Richmond, Va?
who for many years has conducted select
excursions from the Virginia capital to
Washington, will tomorrow conduct a
party of local people to her home city for
a three-day visit. The excursion train
will leave the Union station tomorrow
afternoon ut 3:43 o'cock. and returning,
leave Richmond the same hour Saturday
afternoon. The round trip is $2.7$.
Mrs. Gill's excursions are famous all
over Virginia and are called by the young
folks "marrying trips," for there's hardly
ever a time wnen a dozen or more en
gaged couples do not wait for one of the
excursions and come to Washington to
be matTied.
The excursion to Richmond tomorrow
will be conducted on the high plane and
in the efficient manner that marks all of
Alra. Gill's efforts in this line.
French Aviator Out-Distances
Wrights at Rheims.
Eiault-Peterie Flier Did Not Leave
Daring P&ulhan Circles Harvelously
on High for President Fallieres.
Curtiss Penalised.
RHEIMS, August 25.?Paulhan. the French
aviator, flying over the ten-kilometer
course here today, beat the distance rec
ord, held previously by the Wright broth
He was competing for the Prix de la
Champagne and covered a distance of 131
kilometers (81.35 miles) in 2 hours, 43
minutes and 24 seconds. He covered the
course thirteen times.
His time at the end of the twelfth lap
was 2 hours, 28 minutes. 36 seconds. The
Wright record for distance is seventy
three miles, according to the official
The wind at noon today was officially
recorded as between eleven and thirteen
miles an hour, but as the official wind
gauge is only some thirty feet above the
ground this means a much greater veloc
ity higher up. So the white flag is flying
to denote that flights are merely probable.
The program for today consists of a
continuation of flights for the Champagne
duration prize and for the once-around
The Esnault-Peiterie machine, which
has been supplied with new wings, was
the only aeroplane to make its appear
ance before noon. It made a dozen runs
in an effort to leave the ground, but none
was successful.
Competitors who failed to cover three
rounds in the speed contest Sunday have
5 per cent added to their times when they
make three rounds for each day they fail
to start when the speed prize is on the
program. ' _
Curtiss is liable to this penalty, as he
did not qualify Sunday. He had not un
derstood the regulation and was not warn
ed that he would be penalized. The com
mittee. learning yesterday of the misun
derstanding, which was due to the com
missionaire who was sent to Curtiss to
explain the regulations to him, remitted
the penalty.
But as Curtiss failed again to cover the
course yesterday he is liable to a two-day
flne or a 10 per cent addition to his time
if he competes Sunday. Bleriot is in the
same position. Latham had his time for
yesterday's three rounds increased, under
"this regulation, from 30 mSnutes and 2
seconds to 31 minutes and 32 seconds.
No Penalty for Wrights.
The users of the Wright machines?Paul
han, Tissandier, Count de Lambert and
Lefebvre?having completed the course on
8unday, are not liable to any penalty.
The Curtiss machine is arousing a great
amount of interest. It is visited daily
by British, German and French military
and naval officers and civilians, who are
seeking to buy it or to obtain agencies
for its sale. Prince Albert of Belgium re
mained a long time in the Curtiss and
Wright sheds this morning while making
a tour of inspection of the sheds. He Is
an advocate of the cellular system and
is delighted with the results of yester
day's flights. . .
Believers In the cellular type of biplane
insist today that the performance given
yesterday by paulhan, who covered the]
course three times In windy weather at
an altitude ranging from 300 to 500 feet,
demonstrated conclusively the advantage
of vertical planes in maintaining equi
librium ip a wind. They argue that In a
simple biplane of the Wright type a
lateral wind displaces the center of pres:
sure while leaving the center of gravity
the same. This makes necessary wing
warping or some other similar device,
whereas the action of the wind against the
sides of the cells maintains the center of
gravity at the point of pressure.
.Big "Doings" Yesterday.
A marvelous prolonged high flight of
thirty kilometers (eighteen and one-half
miles) irt a twenty-knot breese by Paul
ham and the establishment of a?new
world's record for ten kilometers at the
rate of 74.318 meters (forty-six miles) an
hour by Bleriot, was the features of the
aerial race meeting yesterday.
Owing to the high winds there probably
would have been no flights except for the
visit in the afternoon of President Fal
lieres and his cabinet. The president was
accompanied also by distinguished officers
of the French and British armies. His
presence stimulated the sky pilots, and a
dozen machines were brought out on the
fleld, but a majority of them were unable
to battle against the winds.
Young Bunau-Varilla, however, With his
machine plunging like a ship in a stormy
sea, managed to navigate the turbulent air
currents for one round. Then Paulham,
who already had won a- reputation for
courage and endurance, began his thrilling
flight. He made the first two rounds at
an altitude of 250 feet, but, ascending in
front of the tribunes as he entered the
| third circuit, he reached a height of be
tween 400 and 500 feet. The spectators
gazed aloft in admiration, mingled with
J horror, as they watched the biplane
strike what seemed a dangerous angle.
The machine swayed in the wind, but each
time righted Itself.
Paulham completed his exploit with a
wonderful exhibition of maneuvering. His
achievement has made him the unrivaled
hero of the meeting.
Tells How It Felt.
In his shed after the flight the aviator
appeared calm and described the sensa
tions which he experienced as magnifi
"Why did you venture out in such a
wind?" he was asked.
"The president of the republic was
there,'' responded Paulham; "it was nec
essary to fly."
"Did you have any feeling of dan
"Not a particle. I had absolute con
fidence in the motor."
"Why did you gu so high?"
"Because," said the aviator, "in height
lay security. The higher I went the
safer I was, as the wind, though strong,
was more regular at a high altiture than
close to earth, where there are air
breakers like waves near shore during a
Paulham had nothing to gain by the
risks he took, as his flight was not
counted In the endurance test, and It is
probable that a much higher rate of
speed will be reached by the contestants
in the Prix de la Vitesse. Paulham's
time today was six minutes Blower tliau
yesterday for thirty kilometers.
Plies on Low Level
Blerlot's record-making lap was accom
plished with his elghty-horse-power ma
chine at a low level. Latham put two
machines out of commission In an at
tempt to start. Finally, Just at dusk, he
got away, and made a superb flight of
three rounds at an average . height of
100 feet.
This was Latham's second try for the
Prix de la Vitesse, and to the actual time
of 30 minutes 2 seconds, one-twentieth
must be added as penalisation.
The management of the Wright ma
chines declined to take any chances, ex
plaining that they had nothing at stake,
as these machines are at present classi
fied as first, second and third In the Prix
de la Vitesse.
In a rew at a livery stable In Lynch
burg. Va., "Jack" Traynham stabbed
"Ed" Turner several times. Turner died
en route to the hospital. The principals
are negroes and the fight Is thought to
have been about a woman. Traynham
was arrested.
Drastic Legislation Against the
Liqupr Traffic Passed by the
State Solons.
MONTGOMERY. Ala., August J5.-The
whole code of prohibition laws passed by
the legislature at the session which ad
journed last night was signed by the
governor today, including the Fuller bill,
about which there has been so much talk
all over the country.
Others prevent the use or distribution
of liquors In clubs; make it unlawful for
foreign corporations to break the tem
perance laws; provide for impeachment
of sheriffs who refuse to obey the laws;
make it the duty of municipalities to fix
and enforce prohibition laws like those
in effect in the state; prevent soft-drink
stands from using screens or storing
liquors of any kind, and prevent gam
bling by prohibiting barred doors In any
public place or the use therein of elec
tric bells, dumb waiters or other such
The fact that the bills were signed to
day was sent by wire to sheriffs over the
state, who are already busy. By the
Fuller bill all places under suspicion
may be raided and liquors found in them
Imprisonment Held to Be Illegal
Under the Law?Georgia Moon
shiner Also Receives Clemency.
President Taft, upon the recommenda
tion of Attorney General Wickersham.
has commuted to expire immediately the
sentence of two years in the Atlanta
federal prison of Louis Hindersteln,
whose case attracted much attention in
Baltimore and throughout Maryland.
Hindersteln pleaded guilty in the dis
trict court of Maryland to harboring and
maintaining an alien girl for immoral
purposes. He pleaded guilty under sec
tion 3 of the immigration act of Febru
ary 30. 1908. This act prohibits the im
portation of foreign girls for immoral
purposes ano their harboring ajid main
tenance for the same purpose. The
United States Supreme Court recently
declared that the law could prohibit im
portation for Immoral purposes, but that
once an alien female is landed and given
admission to the United States the fed
eral government no longer had control.
Hindersteln was sentenced October 14.
1908. to two years' imprisonment.
Attorney General Wickersham. In his
recommendation to the President, said
that although Hinderstein was illegally in
prison, he had at first thought of allow
ing him to remain there and resort to
habeas corpus proceedings to secure his
freedom. However, it might be best to
commute the sentence. The President
was also loath to sign the commutation
in view of the acknowledged low crime
of the prisoner, and signed merely be
cause the man is illegally deprived of his
President Taft hats also commuted the
sentence of a Georgia moonshiner named
Ed F. Colbert, who had the good luck of
getting Representative Bell on his side.
Mr. Bell heard the trial of Colbert in the
northern district of Georgia for perjury in
connection with an illicit distilling case:
He told President Taft that Colbert
should not have been convicted and was
in prison improperly. Colbert-was sen
tenced to serve two years in the Atlanta
penitentiary. The petition for the pardon
of Colbert was sought by Senators Clay
and Bacon and half the Georgia ccn
gressional delegation. The sentence was
commuted to one year and one day,.which
will give Colbert his freedom In a short
Sun Paints Another Coat on Presi
dential Face During Game of
Golf at Beverly.
BEVERLY, August 23.-While President
Taft was pursuing the elusive golf ball
over the sun-baked links of Myopia today
Private Secretary Carpenter was making
glad the hearts of the citizens of Dallas,
Tex., by wiring them that the President
would be with them next Ostober for
three hours Instead of two, as originally
It was a disappointed little company of
Texans that left Beverly Monday after
noon, after a fruitless effort to chauge
the western itinerary so as to enable the
President to see more of Dallas, but yes
terday afternoon, after Secretary Carpen
ter and his board of time table experts
had readjusted the Baton Rouge visit,
they tackled the Dallas problem, and to
day it was discovered that a fast train
from Houston would make up the desired
Mercury Soars in Beverly.
It was hot in Beverly today and hotter
at Myopia, for there was very little Weere
across the Weyham hills, and the sun
painted another boat of tan on the Pres
ident's face and hands. Most men carry
ing a trifle more weight for age than is
usual would have fought shy of a three
mile tramp over rugged hills under an al
most tropical sun, but the torrid condi
tions had no terrors for the President to
day as he hit the golf ball for a drive of
180 yards, lined out a ISO-yard brassy,
laid his third on the green and holed out
with an eighteen-foot putt for a par 4.
Whether this effort was on the Long
Tree hole or on the equally extended
valley, only Capt. Butt and the faith
ful caddy know, and they are both un
der bonds of secrecy.
Gov. Clark to Call.
Among the President's callers this
week will be Walter Clark, the Wash
ington -newspaper man who has re
cently been appointed Governor of
Alaska. Mr. Clark is on a yachting
cruise on the New England coast, and
will pay his respects and formally
thank the President for the appoint
ment. It was said in Beverly, today that
Senator AJdrich would reach the Frick
estate at Prides Crossing before night
in anticipation of his conference with
the President tomorrow, but Secretary
MacVeagh is not looked for until to
Chicago Minister's Suggestion Re
garding Sunday Base Ball.
CHICAGO, August 35.?A sermon would
be a fitting opening to each major league
base ball game played on Sunday, accord
ing to Bruce Barton, son of the Rev. W.
E. Barton, pastor of the First Congre
gational Church, pak Park. He declared
last night that although he did not favor
<8unday base ball he thought the plan
Barton said he had mentioned the mat
ter to some of the prominent ministers of
Chicago, and also has set the facts before
persons connected with the management
of major league teams, and that in all
Instances his suggestion had been ap?
Kved. Barton says that the matter has
n approved both by President Charles
Murphy of the Chicago Nationals and
Charles l?bb?tts of Brooklyn.
Team Most Likely to Win Na
tional Match.
District of Columbia Fourteenth,
With 2,522.
I Events Concluded With the Skir
mish Fire?Almost Perfect Con
ditions Marked the Contests.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CAMP PERRY, Ohio, August 25.-That
the United States Navy will win the na
tional match seemed highly probable
when the teams went to the skirmish
targets this afternoon, for at rapid-firing
the navy's twelve marksmen steamed far
in the lead. The navy's score at the
start of the concluding stage was 2,670.
Mississippi held her second place with
The infantry was third, with 2,617; Ohio
fourth, with 2,608: the Naval Academy
fifth, with 2.503; New York sixth, with
2,500; "Wisconsin seventh, with 2.585; Iowa
eighth, with 2.578; United States Cavalry
ninth, with 2,574; Pennsylvania tenth,
with 2.559; the United States Marine
Corps, eleventh, with 2.568; Texas twelfth,
with 2.558; Maryland thirteenth, with
2,52:5, and the District of Columbia
fourteenth, with 2,522.
The District'* score, led by SeTgt.
Brown's 40. was: McAnally. 35; Clon
ser. 37; Holt, 34: Cloe, 37; Clausell,
38; Caldwell, 34Brown. 40; Schrlver.
35; Cookson, 32; Dennison, 19; Alder
man, 37, and Putnam, 33. Total. 431.
Almost perfect conditions marked this,
the third and last day of the National
Rifle team matches. The events were
concluded with the skirmish fire. For
both contests there was excellent light
and the wind was practically at a stand
No Contestant Confident.
On the basis of the score at the end
of the slow fire stages last evening, no
contestant in the national rifle match
would .venture a heavy stake as to its
position when the last _ volley dies away
this afternoon on the skirmisty field, for
it "is the rapid-fire at 200 yards and the
skirmishes that decides the contest. And
it is here that the regulars for three
years now have whipped the National
Guard teams?the Infantry and Cavalry
In 1006 (in first and second places), the
Navy in 1007. and .the Infantry. Navy,
Cavalry and Marine Corps last year.
Higher Scores Than Ever.
Higher scores than ever characterized
the national match this year. On the 200
yard slow-fire stage the Navy did. 37
points better than it did in 1908?Massa
! chusetts, 24; New York, 28; Naval Acad
emy. 41; Pennsylvania, 17; District of
Columbia, 24: New Jersey. 32: Cavalry,
17; Infantry, 25; Marine Corps. 29? Mary
land. 37: Virginia, 52. At 600 yards the
Increases for these teams were: Navy,
54; Massachusetts. 37: New York. 85;
Pennsylvania. 48; District of Columbia,
42; New Jersey, 29: Cavalry, 30; Tnfantry,
48; Marine Corps. 41; Maryland, 79; Vir
ginia. 55.
New York's Good Work.
Upon the New York team?the only
National Guard organization which has
won the national trophy, which it took
In 1906, 1904 and again in 1905?the camp
is keeping a sharp eye. The New York
! ers came here under the same serious
handicap as last year?they have had
no range since Gov. Hughes closed up
Creedmore early in 1908. The team never
has been together this year until It got
here, since three of the men live in
Buffalo. What little training the mem
I bers who live at New York had they
| got by journeying down to the New Jer
sey range at Sea Girt, where they shot
over the national match five times. Yet
Col. N. B. Thurston's sharpshooters took
second honors Monday, only six points
behind the Navy's 1.0R1. beating the other
service teams?the Infantry by twelve
points, the Cavalry by thirty and the
Marines by thirty.
Low Scores of Marines.
The unexpectedly low score of the. Ma
rines came as a surprise to the camp,
which was impressed by the three months'
and more of constant practice the Ma
rines had had at Sea Girt, where they
ran a school of Instruction in rifle, shoot
ing. On the first day's shooting the Dis
trict. with 1,051, was six ahead of the
Marines, who were in eighteenth place,
with the Cavalry seventeenth.
The national individual match will be
gin tomorrow morning.
Supervisors Barred From Holding
Office as Party Committeemen.
President Taft is leaving nothing undone
to make It clear that he does not intend
that census work and politics shall be
mixed. Acting Secretary McHarg of the
Department of Commerce and I^abor to
day received a letter from Mr. Carpenter,
secretary to the President, stating that
census supervisors who hold political po
1 sitions, such as secretaryships or chair
manships of county committees, must give
up either their political or government po
In a number of states, and this is par
ticularly true of the south, republican
politicians have been recommended for
appointment as supervisors of the census.
Complaint was mad$ that as the super
visors have authority to appoint enumera
tors it would be possible for "them to build
up powerful political positions.
Mr. Carpenter's letter was written at
the direction of the President, and Mr.
McHarg Immediately communicated its
contents to Director Durand. As this is
not a season of political activity, it is
likely that the, effect will be wholesale
resignations on the part of persons hold
ing local republican or democratic party
Great Interest in His Coming
Flights in Germany.
BERLIN, August 25.?Orville Wright is
making his final preparations for the
aeroplane flights that he will undertake
shortly at the Tempelhof parade ground.
His machine was today transferred from
the military aeronautic headquarters at
Tegel to the parade ground, where an
enormous crowd gathered to watch the
completion of the arrangements.
When Mr. Wright appeared he was
given an ovation. He said that it prob
ably would be several days 'before he
would undertake to fly.
Czar Airship Patron. *
ST. PETERSBURG. August 25.?Em
peror Nicholas has accepted the post of
patron to the Aero Club of St. Peters
burg, which consequently will hereafter
be known as "imperial."
He has donated a large sum of money
to the club, at the same time permitting
four of the grand dukes to be enrolled as
honorary members. Grand Duke Michael
Alexandrovitch is honorary president of
the club.
First Flight in Russia.
ODESSA, August 25.?The first flight of
an aeroplane in Russia occurred here yes
terday. The machine is of local manu
faature, and it was piloted by an Italian
named Catani. It covered four miles at a
height of ten feet, but the descent was
disastrous. The forepart of the machine
was wrecked and Catani was picked up
unconscious and badjy cut.
Five Steamers to Go Into Commis
sion October 1?To Build
Two New Vessels.
The Potomac and Chesapeake Steam
boat Company has planned to operate an
extension to Norfolk to further develop
the Potomac river trade. The steamers
of this line, which now go only to the
mouth of the river, will about October 1
establish a direct passenger and freight
line between the National Capital and the
Virginia city. The line will begin operat
ing with the steamers St. Johns. Queen
Anne. Capital City, Wakefield and Estelle
Randall. Specifications for bids on two
more steamers to coat about if'JOO,000 each
have also been asked.
This extension is calculated to divert
a considerable amount of the Baltimore
bound freight to Norfolk, which has
hitherto been handled by the steamers
of the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia
Railway Company and better known as
the Weems line. The Norfolk Board of
Trade is giving the new line all of the
assistance possible in the location of a
terminal dock in that city. The body
has also sent delegations to various Po
tomac and Rappahannock river sections
in an effort to have the farmers and
merchants centralize their commercial re
lations In Norfolk. The only drawback,
it is said, which has previously existed
in sending the produce of the farms to
that city has been ineffectual transpor
tation connections.
Norfolk merchants, especially those
in the commission business, are jubi
lant over the proposed line and have
pledged their active support to the man
agement. Several live freight solicitors
are also now visiting in the farming
sections of Tidewater. Va? drumming
up business for the new line. On ac
count of the fact that for many years
past the farmers of the lower Poto
mac country have desired to send prod
uce to the Virginia city and have had
no effectual means. It is expected that
before a very long time has elapsed that
much will be shipped by way of the
new line.
When W. B. Emmert, vice president and
general manager, wan seen this morning
he admitted that the connection between
this city and Norfolk will be established
about October 1. He said that the steamer
St. Johns will first ply between this city
and Norfolk. It will connect with all the
river steamers of the company and carry
their freight to the Virginia city and
Washington. Later when the trade in
creases other steamers will be placed in
the service.
The St. Johns was brought here about
three years ago for service between this
?city and Colonial Beach. She is the larg
est side-wheel steamer ever in service on
the Potomac, and is admirably adapted
for the Norfolk trade both as regards
speed and carrying capacity. She was
built for service to the Savannah and
St. Johns river in Florida, and is :tn ex
ceptionally strong-hulled vessel. For the
Norfolk service her passenger apartments
will be renovated and refurnished, and
she will be made an up-to-date steamer
In all respects.
Two Cars Crushed Her to Death
April Last?Only Woman ?
Suit for $10,000 damages was today filed
In the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia against the Capital Traction
Company by Harriet T Lipp. as admin
istratrix of the late Sarah E. Cotton (usu
ally known as Mrs. Sarah E. Thompson,
the name of her first husband), who was
struck and killed by cars of the defendant
company while crossing the tracks at 1st
and B streets southeast April 21 last.
Mrs. Thompson was said to be the only
woman borne on the rolls of the pension
bureau as a soldier of the United States
During the civil war she rendered valu
able service to the Union army, and was
instrumental In effecting the capture of
Gen. John ?T. Morgan. Mrs. Thompson
discovered the hiding place of Gen. Mor
gan in Ohio and gave the Information to
the federal troops. She led them to his
place of concealment and was otherwise
instrumental in his capture. For this serv
ice and other acts of bravery during the
struggle she was given recognition as a
soldier. Gen. Morgan was captured dur
ing his invasion of Ohio in the latter days
of the war. after he had terrorized the
Crushed Between Two Cars.
Mrs. Cotton was crossing the tracks at
1st and B streets the morning of April
21 to take a car for the Post Office De
partment. where she was employed in the
sixth auditor's office. She was caught be
tween two cars moving in opposite direc
tions and her life was crushed out. It is
alleged in the declaration filed today that
her death was due to the negligent man
ner In which these cars were operated.
The suit, tiled through Attorney A. I.#.
Newmyer. is on behalf of her four sur
viving children.
Mysterious Message to Those Pre
paring for Taft Reception.
NEW ORLEAN8, La., August 25.?Fol
lowing the pronunciamento of Louis
Quintero. author of the Louisiana code
duello, that there would be nothing doing
in the stovepipe hat line among members
of the committee of reception who will
meet President Taft here in October, an
other bomb was thrown into the camp
of the punctilious this morning, when
Philip Werleln, president of the
Progressive Union, gave out a letter writ
ten to him by a member of the Presi
dent's "golf cabinet," In which the writer
made this startling appeal: "Go easy on
the eats."
Mr. Werleln declines to divulge the
author of this order, but it came direct
from the President, and now every mem
ber of the famous court of Creole cooks
is tearing his hair in agony lest the Presi
dent bring his own sandwiches to the
numerous banquets that are preparing in
honor of him and the Vice President, a
few sundry cabinet officers and the covey
of governors who will be here for the
deep waterways convention.
The secret of the order that bids fair to
become as famous as "Don't give up the
ship" and "Give me liberty or give me
death" lies in the fact that Mr. Taft
put his alimentary system in bad shape
when he was here early In the year. The
court of cooks contrived food for the
presidential party that had the call over
any meal- that any king ever got away
with. ?
Hence the order "Go easy with the
eats." Whether the order will be obeyed
is a matter of doubt. The court of cooks
Is saddened, but the members may find
a way to get around the awesome com
mand. for New Orleans is just another
term for eat.
Funeral of Mrs. Fannie G. Potts.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Grif
fiss Potts, who died in New York Mon
day, will be held tomorrow morning in
St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Intei
ment will be private. Mrs. Potts was
the wife of Rear Admiral Robert Potta
of the navy.
Census Supervisors for Mississippi.
Director Durand of the census bureau
announced today the appointment of
three census supervisors for Mississippi.
They are Rufus Falls Gilliepie, second
supervisor's district: Samuel Forest
Thigpen, fifth supervisor's district, and
Lemuel Parker Conner, seventh super
visor's district.
Sons of Vets Wonder Who
Will Be Next Commander.
Business Transacted at Session
Which Opened at 1 0'Clock.
Recommendations of Commander*
in-Chief for Building and Monu
ment Under Consideration.
"Who will be the new commander-in
This was the frequent salutation today
at the Arlington Hotel, where the Sons
of Veterans, U. S. A., were congregated.
The political situation in the organi
zation was eagerly discussed by the nu
merous delegates to the twenty-eighth
national encampment. There are three
Richmonds in the field who desire to suc
James Lewis Bake.
ceed Commander-in-Chief Edgar Allen,
Jr., the present popular head of the or
ganization. They are George W. Pollitt
of New Jersey. Fr??d Bolton of Massa
chusetts and Newton J. McGuire of In
Thf election will bp held during the
session that will be convened at 9.-JO
o'clock tomorrow morning. Each of the
candidates h<is optimistic friends who
can already see th?*ir favorite in the
horoscope as th?* next head of the Sons
of Veterans, 17. S. A. But th* cool ones
say "the ballots will tell tomorrow."
At the session of the encampment
which began at 1 o'clock this afternoon
the Sons got down to business in good
shape. The recommendations of Com
mander-in-chief Allen for a memorial
building and a peace monument in thus
city were given consideration.
Allen Much in Earnest.
Mr. Allen Is very much in earnest in
his efforts to have both the building
and the monument erected here. He
pointed to the fact that while towns of
only a few thousands of inhabitants
have memorial halls for the use of the
posts of the G. A. R. and other Pa
triotic associations, the ca.pital of the
nation lias no such institution. He
cited the city of Zanesville, Ohio, where
the citizens erected a splendid memorial
structure and presented it to the civil
war soldiers who went to the defense
of the Union when its life was threat
Commander Allen explained that the
proposed memorial building should be fit
ted up with stores on the first floor, which
can be rented, with meeting rooms and
amusement halls above. He said the in
come from these sources would make the
building of patriotism a self-supporting
affair. He expressed the belief that a
sufficient sum of money to begin the en
terprise can be obtained in a short time.
Commander-in-Chief Allen is also very
much in earnest, he declared, in his sug
gestion to have erected _ in this city a
peace monument, as a tribute from both
the sons and daughters of I'nion veterans
and the sons and daughters of Confed
erate veterans. Such a memorial, he ex
plained, would be a token that this coun
trV is united for all time and will pre
sent a solid front in the future to any
Maine Memorial Considered.
Col. John McElroy held a tonferenee
with the national officers of tha Sons of
Veterans and succeeded in interesting
them in the work of the Maine Memorial
Association, recently formed in this city,
and of which Admiral Sigshee is presi
dent. Col. McElroy and Mrs. Christine
(Walton Dunlap, the latter secretary of
the Memorial Association, explained the
object of the organization. They said it
was to erect in this city a monument to
the men of the battleship Maine who Uent
down to their deaths with their ship In
Havana harbor in 1898. Action on the
matter will be. taken late this afternoon.
The delegates, accompanied. by local
Sons of Veterans, were shown over Wash
ington and its pretty suburbs in auto
mobiles this morning. Many of the visi
tors went to Arlington, where their fa
thers sleep. Others went to Fort Ste
vens and stood upon the only civil war
battlefield in the District. Some of them
took positions on the well worn parapet
of the fort where President Lincoln stood
under fire as he watched Gen. Early's
men in gray forming for the attack in
the fields beyond.
The delegates will be photographed in
front of the Arlington Hotel at 4 o'clock
this afternoon.
Beception and Ball Tonight.
The reception and ball w-ill be held at
the Arlington, beginning at 8 o'clock
this evening. In addition to Sons of
Veterans, members of the auxiliary and
Daughters of Veterans, there will be
many invited guests from other patri
otic bodies.
One session of the encampment will
be held tomorrow, beginning at 3:30
o'clock, at which, as stated, the annual
election of national officers will be
held. Many of the delegates will em
bark on the excursion to Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Petersburg at 3:45
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans
is in session this afternoon. The prin
cipal business is the reception of com
mittee reports. The annual election
will take place tomorrow. Both or
ganizations will adjourn sine die Fri
Campfire a Feature.
One of the principal social events of the
encampment, the campfire. was held last
night. Another, the reception and ball,
will take place tonight in the ballroom of
the Arlington Hotel. The campfire was a
"stag" affair. The function this evening
will be participated in by Sons of Vet
erans, Daughters of Veterans, members
of the auxiliary. G- A. R . veterans and
Patriotism ran riot during the progress
of the campfire. Venerable veterans of
the great civil war in their Grand Army
uniforms of blue related reminiscences
and urged the younger men to preach
and practice loyalty to their country and
their flag. Sons of the former fight I m
men promised to hold in sacred trust th<
memories of their sire* and to keep th%
Arts of patriotism alight. Spanish wai
veterans explained that the quick buf
momentous fight in IM8 had brougM
about a complete reunion of all sectloni
and made the "good old U. 8. A. th?
leading world power."
Maj. Hodgson Presides
Maj. Fred S. Hodgson of this city, w!u
is a member of William B. Cuehlng Camp.
Sons of Veterans, and past department
commander of the United Spanish Wai
Veterans, presided at the campflre. Ha
cordially welcomed the guests of tl??
evening on behalf of the sons of Union
veteran*. He observed that practically
every patriotic organisation in the Dis
trict had representatives present to greel
the delegate* from the states.
The tirst address was by Commander-in
Chief Edgar Allan. Jr.. of Richmond Va.,
who welcomed the guests. He said h?
was impressed by the good feeling shown
by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and
In this connection mentioned the pro
posed peace monument which it was
hoped to erect under the Joint auspicef
of the sons of l'nion and Confederate
The aim of the Sons of Veterans, said
he. is not to usurp the glory of the vet
erans. but to preserve the history of
members of the G. A. R. and all soldier*
and sailors of the civil war.
Other Addresses.
Past Department Commander of the Q
A. R. Ivory G. Kimball was next pre
sented to the large audience. He tqld of
the rapidity with which Father Time is
mustering out the aged veterans of the
disappearing army, and urged the Sony
of Veterans to collate and preserve the
individual histories of the lighting man
of ISttl to 1865.
Senior Vice Commander S. G. Mawson
of the Department of the District of Co
lumbia, United Spanish War Veterans,
and Capt. Robert H. Wood, commander
of Pettit Camp. Spanish War Veterans,
conveyed to the Sons of Veterans the
best wishes of the soldiers and sailors of
Capt. Israel W. Ston?\ past department
commander of the G. A. R., and secre
tary of the board of managers of the
Soldiers and Sailors' Temporary Home,
congratulated the sons and daughter* of
veterans on their "magnificent organiza
tion." He explained that the temporary
home is managed by a board composed
of members of the G. A. R.. Spanish
War Veterans and Sons of Veterans, lie
invited the delegates to visit and inspect
the institution at 301 C street.
Col. Edwin H. Holbrook. commander of
the Department of ihe Potomac, G. A. R.,
told ot the recent encampment of the
Grand Army at Salt Lake City, and con
gratulated the Sons on their patriotic
Other speakers were B. J. Northcott, di
vision commander of Maryland Sons of
Veterans: Rev. W. J. Patton, president of
the Sons of Veterans' Memorial Univer
sity of Mason City, Iowa; Gen. Edwin M.
Amies of Altoona. Pa*., commanded of the
Sons of Veterans' Reserves; W. G. Dustiu
and 8. R. Stratton.
Vocal and Literary Numbers.
The program of speaking was inter
spersed with vocal and literary numbers
by P. A. Lang of Cushing Camp of this
city, with Phil Addison as accompanist,
and J. W. Pierson of Lincoln Camp, who
recited "Old Glory." The campflre was
concluded with the singing of "America "
The delegates to the encampment of Bon*
of Veterans and to the convention of the
auxiliary were tendered a reception prior
to the campflre in the parlors of the Ar
lington bv the members of Ellen Spencer
Mussey Tent, No. 1, Daughters of Vet
erans. In the receiving line were Mrs.
Mary F. Crenshaw, president; Miss M.
Q ievieve Spencer, senior vice president;
Miss Rose M. Sefton. Junior vice presi
dent ; Miss Alnrira Foly Miss Jennie
Hamilton. Mrs. Hester Trlttlpoe, Mrs.
Clara Holbrook, Mrs. Rosalie McKee 8hel
ton. Mrs. Cora Thompson. Miss Helen
Noske. Mrs. Scott, Mrs. E. W. Jeyne,
Miss Avis Damon. Miss Carrie French.
Miss Alice Meinhall, Miss Emma F. Hay
ward. Miss Anna Roberts. The guests
were presented by Maj. E. R. Campbell.
Two Meetings of Auxiliaries.
Two interesting sessions of the Sops of
Veterans' Auxiliary were held yesterday
forenoon and afternoon. The national
president. Miss Molly Donaldson of' Pet
erson, N. J., presided. Officers" reports
were read and referred. Miss Donaldson
referred to the advancement the order
has made in the past year.
Miss Donaldson is said to be a candi
date for re-election as national president.
Her only known rival candidate will be
Mrs. Estella W. Richards of East' Wey
mouth Heights, Mass.
Memorial services were held yesterday
afternoon by the Sons of Veterans for
those members who had died slntfe the
last encampment. National Chaplain B.
F. Jones, Arthur M. Soule of Maine, E. K.
De Puy, Dr. W. J. Patton and others
paid tribute to the dead of the society.
The star from Saturday, Aagast 31,
to Tharaday, August W, ladaalret ?*??
tainlac fall reports of the coav*atfoa
of the S. O. V?? will be Mailed tm aa.v
address fa the Halted States, postage
prepaid, for 20 eeats, Foar souveal r
j post cards will he gtvea with each sah
i acrfptloa.
Clothier Will Meet McLoughlin To
morrow at Newport.
NEWPORT, R. I., August 25?William
J. Clothier defeated Thomas C. Bundy and
M. E. MoLoughlln defeated G. F. Touch
ard in the semi-finals of the national ten
nis tournament here today, each match
being won by three sets to one. Clothier
will meet McLoughlin In the finals to
morrow. Clothier won by the scores of
(J?3, 6?2, ft?8 and 7?0. and McLoughlin
by 6-3. 4-6, 7?5 and 6-2.
The weather was of the best for good
tennis, and the hardest fought matches
of the tournament were pla.ved off today
when the two cracks from the west.
Thomas C. Bundy of Los Angeles and
Maurice F. McLoughlin, the Pgctflo
states' champion, met the two remain
ing eastern players. William J. Clothier
of Philadelphia and G. F. Touchard of
New- York.
When the Cl?thier-Bundy match was
started on the championship court every
?eat was taken. The 1906 champion wan
the favorite in this match, although
Bundy was expected to make it a hard
fight all the way.
In the otner match McLoughlin, who is
only twenty years old, was conceded an
easy victory over Toucbard by the ex
Exhibition and Sale Is Announced
by Coblens A Co.
Coblens & Co., auctioneers. 10th and 9*
streets northwest, announce their first ex
hibition of floor coverings from oriental
and domestic looms, and also of repro
ductive and novelty furniture. The publlo
has been cordially invited to inspect the
goods on exhibition. The oriental rugs are
said to be tlie largest collection' of bucIi
goods ever seen In Washington, and the
domestic rugs are of the highest quality
and in many instances splendid copies of
oriental patterns. The furniture exhibited
is described as of substantial construction
and of all styles. The first sale will be
held the morning of Friday. September J*.
"Reliable goods only" Is the motto of the
Harper Leaves Board of Directors.
Robert N. Harper resigned today as %
member of the board of directors of
the National Metropolitan Bank. Clar
ence Moore was elected to fill the va
Valuable Cargo in Transit.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. August 2."..
?Cable advices from Yokohama give
news of the most valuable cargo ever
transported across the Pacific, now bound
for Puget sound on the Great Northern
Steamship Company's Uner Minnesota. It
was specified to include 3.000 bales of
raw silk. HO,000 chests of tea add 15.000
kates of Manila hemp. The value of
silk and tea alone aggregate |3,00l>.000.
Other shipments will increase the stesm
er's consignments to more than (4.000,000.
Australia's Imperial Squadron.
LONDON, August 25.-The admiralty
announces today that the Australian
squadron of the imperial navy Vlli con
sist of one armored cruiser, three other
cruisers, six torpedo boat destroyers t?4
three submarines. -

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