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Furniture Sale Moses' Fifteenth Annual Sept. j Furniture Starts Monday, August 30, 1909 15,000 Pieces ip This Sale l Furniture Description REDUCTIONS OF 10 TO 60 PER CENT FROM REGULAR PRICES Also Carpets, Rugs, Mattings, Linoleums, Oilcloths, etc., at Values Never Before Attempted by Us All New, Up=to=Date Stock?Very Latest Designs and Materials Parlor and Dining Room Furniture, Bedroom and Kitchen Furniture, Hall and Den Furniture, Music Room and Period Furniture, Rare Art Designs, Luxurious Leather Library Pieces, Odd Pieces for Nook and Corner A SPECIAL SALE OF OFFICE DESKS AND FURNITURE Our buyers have been busy for weeks past planning and buying?buying for this annual sale. Although every preparation has been made in our selling and delivery departments we can not promise immediate delivery?with the great rush of buyers, our former experience has shown this almost impossible, but deliveries will h* mad* ? s Our immense buying capacity and resources have been used to the greatest advantage, and the results are readily seen in the remarkable values offered in these 15,000 pieces on sale. Goods Purchased Now Will Be Held for Later Delivery, if Desired. this "almost impossible, but deliveries wilfbe made" as rapidly as "a^'Tar^W by experts will warrant. "auuimS ? In this announcement we are not publishing the usual lists of items, but you will find that we have catered to all tastes and made preparations for the odd as well as the usual calls. Every Item Plainly Marked With Regular Price and September Sate Price on green Tag. Sept. Furniture Sale Founded 1861 W. B. MOSES & SONS, F and Eleventh Streets r m Bal.y Carriages a.nd Go-Carts greatly reduced for Clearance. Electroliers and Gas Lamps. Mattresses Remade arid Renovated. Furniture Upholstered and Repaired. New Fall Wall Papers-Exclusive Designs. Refrigerators and Ice Chests at Clearance Price?. Interior Decorating and Painting. Furniture Polish and Floor Wax. New Models Caloric Fireless Cookers. Household Linens, Lace Curtains and Portieres. Sept. Furniture Sale INACTIVITV THE RULE * Little Doing in Washington in Airship Line. PRACTICE FIELD NOT READY Wilbur Wright's School of Instruc tion Awaits Its Completion. SMIDLEY YET TO TRY MACHINE May Be Beady for Flight Within Week?Samuel Luttrell Also Delayed. Officers of the Signal Corps will await notice from the property owners at Col lege Park, Md.. that the grounds there have been satisfactorily cleared before erecting the shed where the Wright aero plane.will be housed between the prac tice flights of the pupil5, who will handle the machine under the direction of Wilbur Wright. The work of clearing the lield of trees and underbrush j? progressing fairly and the construction of the aeroplane shed ? ould really bo commenced now, accord ing to the statement of Mr. Newman, who represents the property owners. But the department is apparently waiting for the work of clearing tho field to be completed before "doing anything in the building line, and at the present rate the erection of the aeroplane shed will not be commenced be fore the end of next week. Wilbur Wright will not come to Wash ington until he is sent for, it is under stood, but probably he will be here and ready to commence the training flights within thirty-six hours after he is notified. The lessons will take from a fortnight to a month. It is not thought that there will be any physical difficulty with either Lieut. Lahm or Lieut. Foulois as pupils, but word has ju.*t tyeen received that Lieut. Caldtrara, the Italian pupil, has had to give up flying altogether owing to trouble with his; heart. He was one of the quickest pupils that Wilbur Wright trained during his European experience, it is de clared, taking only eight days to master the machine. It was said, however, that all the conditions were exceptionally favorable tor him. The flying could be done at any hour every day and the ground was favorably located. Meets With Accident. After the Wrights loft Italy Oalderara met with an accident, being attacked with vertigo while flying, lie was pronounced physically unfit for the exercise on account of his heart, and has now given up flying altogether. But before he did so he made a forty-minute flight, just to show that the accident had not affected either his skill or his nerve. There has been some question as to how the Wright aeroplane would be taken to college Park, and the chances are that the old reliable friend of man, the army mule, will haul It out in an escort wagon The suggestion has been made to Gen. Allen that Wilbur might want to fly out to College Park, but the general said that In the absence of any Intimation to that elTert from Mr. Wright he doubted the likelihood. Th?* Wrights are tlie most careful people in the business, and they are not going to take any chances with the army aeroplane before they get their 130.000 check, .vhich, by the way, 1 as not yet been delivered. Tt is rather expected by the War De partment that there will be a good many eytra parts of the aeroplane needed for repairs aften the army officers get to handling it fpr themselves, and it is re ported that <hc Weight shop iu JDa>tou has been working at night6 laving in ao extra supply. Nothing Doing. In the meantime things in the aero nautic line are rather at a standstill in Washington. The Smidley machine, which has been building here for several months, is not yet ready for trial, and it will be a week or more before it is ready for its initial flight. Nothing has been heard for some time of the machine which Samuel Luttrell has been building near Rockville. This is a machine made on peculiar lines. The frame is rigid and it has no front or rear rudders. The big propeller in front is set on a universal joint and the air ship depends for its whole control on moving this propeller. The machine, in fact, is a sort of heljocoptre turned side wise, and if it works, it is stated, will be one of the few in existence that runs no risk of coming afoul of the Wright patents. The first engine that was installed in the machine was a two-cycle, four-cylin deraffair, with a five-and-a-half-inch bore. It would develop between fifty and sixty horsepower and was one of the most powerful motors that an aviator had ever attempted to install. It was the work of Sam Luttreli, who has been raised on a diet of gasoline engines and is an expert and more than ordinarily reckless chauffeur. Propeller With Four Blades. His propeller is four-bladed and built on the Langley model, but it is fabric covered, and on the first trial of the machine weakened and distorted under the> strain. Luttrell would not sav whether or not the machine actually got off the ground, but he admitted that it was overengined by taking out the sixty-horsepower and putting in a thirty horsepower motor. It is expected the machine will be ready for another trial iu a few weeks. It is rather interesting to note that his partiality for the four-bladed propeller was in some degree borne out by the races at Rheims. There Bleriot had been racing with a four-bladed propeller, and at the suggestion of Santos Dumont took it off and substituted a two-bladed one. lie flew immediately under the same weather conditions, but could not equal his former speed. WAREHOUSE TO BE BUILT. It Will Hold Material Belonging to Lighthouse Service. Foundations for a warehouse, an addi tion to the new pier of the lighthouse service, at the foot of O street south west. have been constructed by the wl*rf building plant of Clark & Son of this city, and the pile work is ready for the house, which will be 64x33 feet. The pier of the lighthouse service is one of the newest and most substantial piers in the harbor. It is built on the site of the old piers of the Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company, a concern which a quarter of a century ago was operating steamers out of this city to down-river points, to Norfolk and to New York. It became Involved in a rate war on the river, and tlii* with other causes put it out of existence. Until within the past six months the dilapidated remains of. the old wharf were standing, an eyesore to the harbor. The lighthouse authorities have for sev eral years past been asking Congress for an appropriation with which to build a new wharf, but it was only this year that it became available. In building the pier the old piles were removed entirely, and on the site the new pier was built. The warehouse being constructed is to be used by the lighthouse establishment for the storage of material and buoys used in keeping the lights and aids to navigation on the Potomac in good order. Use of Lamp as Weapon. Eugene Jones, colored, was arrested last night and charged with having as saulted Mary Lewis, also colored, who lives at 17 Pierce court. The couple engage^! in an altercation at the house of the woman, and Jones, it is charged, out h??r head with a lamp. The woman was taken to the Bmergwioy Hospital ajul given, surgical treatment. Republican Declaration in Maryland Meets With Praise. PARTY WILL BE UNITED Aggressive Fight to Be Made on Suffrage Amendment. MOST IMPORTANT OF ISSUES Lack of Cohesion Among the Demo cratic Leaders-?Ex-Gov. War field Still Maintains Silence. I ????? Special Correspondence of The Star. BALTIMORE, Md., August 28, 1909 The republican state convention held here this week demonstrated that the party will be united in the fall cam paign, and its most aggressive fight will be waged against the franchise amend ment, the ratification of which, it is clalmcd, would mean the creation of a political oligarchy in Maryland that would be able to hold its power against any combination save a political earth quake. In the opinion of leading inde pendent democrats the platform adopted by the republicans is one of the best that has ever been put before the voters of Maryland. In this connection the sensa tion of the week was the announcement i by former Gov. Prank Brown, erstwhile democratic city boas, that he liked the' republican platform ibetter than the one adopted by the democrats. Brown Praises Platform' The former governor unhesitatingly | declared that the republican platform held out greater promise in the way of increased representation in the legisla ture for Baltimore city than did the^ democratic platform. "The most signifi cant feature," he stud, "was the definite stand the party took in this regard. The action of the convention not onls' bound the party during the campaign to an ad vocacy of Increased representation, but it also bound the general assembly. The most important phase of the situation is that the city can look forward "to some thing. This is not the case when the democratic platform is considered, be cause its terms are too evasive and un certain." Gov. Crothers, who was the recipient of a hot shot in the form of a resolution, also had a few remarks to make regard ing the republican platform. "Platform promises are good enough in their way," he said, ."but it is the thing the people desire rather than the promise. The democrats wrote Into the statutes a cor rupt practices act. The republicans de mand itB enforcement. I should have preferred to see a strict demand of those who control the party machinery to co operate with the democrats in enforcing it.' Democratic Leaders Silent. Former Gov. Warfield, who was alsoj mentioned In the platform in connection! with his last message to the legislature! urging retrenchment In expenditures, has not made any comment on the platform, and probably will not until such tiros as he sees fit to make known his views on the suffrage amendment. Senator John Walter Smith. Senator Isl dor Rayner and ?tate Senator A. P. Gor man. the other party leaders, are also silent. The picture presented to the mind's eye. therefore, is Crothers, Smith, Rayner, WarfieJd and Gorman singing "Maryland, My Maryland," each to a different, tune, while Frank Brown is playing a drum solo entitled, "I Like the Republican Plat form Best." And there's the real situation in the democratic camp today. The party lacks cohesion, and so far as adhesion is con cerned it seems impossible for the party managers to keep the glue pot hot. Just as soon as a breach is healed in one sec tion of the state there's a break in an other. The party platform is such a glit tering array of words that few under stand just what it does promise Only one promise is clear, and that promise is that if the good people of Maryland will only ratify that amendment the democratic bosses will fix up an oligarchy second to none in American politics. Opposition to Suffrage Amendment. Against this same amendment the tide of public opinion is setting. Men in all j walks of life and of varying political opin- j ions are expressing themselves as against the amendment. Dr. J, M. T. Finney, a lifelong democrat, will not -vote the" amendment. In talking of td#"'amend ment today Dr. Finney said to The Star correspondent: "There is nothing in existing conditions in Maryland which, in my judgment, jus tifies the proposed amendment. Unneces-1 sary legislation is always unwise legisla tion. Little more need be said. It is true there are manifest evils in our present system. The proposed remedy, however, would, in my judgment, not only prove in effective, but .would in all probaliity make mattery worse by reducing us again to a one-party state and rendering us liable to a return to the same deplorable condi tion of affairs as existed under the old regime, or such as is present today in Pennsylvania. "I am heartily in favor of a restricted suffrage, but not one restricted along the color line alone, nor yet along the line of sex. but of proper educational and property qualifications. Furthermore, as a democrat, it does not strike me as good politics to attempt to force tipon the party at largp a measure so objection- > able to so large and influential an ele ment in the party." Awaiting the Police Census. The local managers of both parties are awaiting the result of the police census which will be taken the first of the com ing month. As soon as this is completed the politicians will proceed with the reg istration work. The first registration day will be Septemt>er 14, and by that time the men in charge of the work will be fairly well supplied with information and will be able to proceed to get the full vote registered. There will be little trouble this year in getting the full vote on the poll books, because of the big suffrage issue. Men who as a general rule do not take an active part in poli tics are interested this year, because they realize that the political freedom of Maryland is in the balance, and they are not yet ready to turn over to professional politicians the power to decide whether or not they shall be permitted to vote. Among the foreign-born element the in terest in the campaign is intense, and a league embracing in its membership fourteen nationalities has just been formed and is increasing in active mem bership weekly. The members are of all political creeds?democrats, repub licans and socialists, but all against the amendment to a man. J. M. D. <? ??> J HANDLE HIGHLANDS. | * * Many flocks of reed birds can be seen from the Pennsylvania avenue bridge across the Eastern branch. They appear to be unusually plentiful this season and are said to be in good condition. There are also a number of ortolan in evidence In the marshes of the Anacostia flats and along the shores, but they are not as fat as they will be later. Mrs. Charles T. Swan of Anacostia road. North Handle Highlands, with her children, today went to Baltimore on a visit to her mother. AlVin Wynn, who has been at Nashville, Tenn., for several weeks, started for his home here today. He resides on Naylor street. James Crawford has gone to Norfolk, Va? where he will make his future home. Miss Rosa Taxman of Croon, Md., is visiting her uncle, John Tayman, in Ttfin iog City. PARTY LEADERS ALERT Virginia Democrats Seek a Big Majority in November. AROUSING THE ORATORS Speaker Byrd Discusses Expected legislation. AFTER LEGISLATIVE OFFICES Raleigh T. Green Wants to Be Clerk of the House?-Forty Locomotives Ordered. Special <;?rre?pou<ieiii-e of Trie Star. - RICHMOND, Va., August 28. 1?09. If the democrats fail to record their majority in the election this fall it will be through no fault of the state demo cratic committee or the party leaders in the various districts of the state. What is more, there is to be put on the stunjp this fall a larger number of speakers than has been the custom for several years past. In the famnus cam paign of 1896 there were more orators on the hustings than at any time since the democrats got possession of the reins of government. Then there were democrats, gold democrats, republicans and prohibitionists, making a try for the electoral vote of the Old Dominion, and the state was not taken from her moorings, giving the straight democrats a big majority. This time there are only two parties?the democrats and the republicans?and, following the an nouncement that the republicans are preparing to make the welkin ring with the best talent that can be obtained in this and other states. Chairman Ellyson has gathered his forces to gether and has determined to press into service every man that can be induced to go on the stump. Invitations are to be extended to several distinguished speakers in other states; all local tal ent will be made to come right up to the scratch and every member of Con gress will be requisitioned to get out and arouse interest and to roll up for Judge Mann and the rest of tue ticket nominated at. the primary of August 5 the usual democratic majority. Chair man Ellyson has been in correspond ence with members of the state com mittee, and he hears only the most en couraging reports. He sees no danger to the democrats, but he acts on the principle of taking nothing for granted and will go in to see that not less than 25,000 is returned for the democrats, re gardless of the Taft democ-rain and the recent acquisitions to the republican party. Speaker Byrd and Legislation. Speaker Richard E. Byrd of Winches ter, who has been here for several days and who is already assured of the nom ination for speaker of the next house, in discussing possible and expected leg islation at the hands of the general as sembly next winter, summarized the more prominent features under the fol lowing heads: First, there will be a state primary elec tion law, to be conducted under the regu lar election laws of the state, with all of ficials of the state as judges and clerks. The primary is to be for the voters of the state without regard to party. Each party is to be represented?that is, the two re ceiving the highest vote recorded for the itwo leading parties are to be considered. The state is to pay all expenses for con ducting the election. It will not be in cumbent on any party to participate, but in such participation the nominees of the several parties are to be the candidate? for the party in the regular election. Amendments to the oyster laws of the f state, so that a proper return of taxation I is made and the grounds opened to fuller and more profitable working. The establishment of a board to equal* ize the tax values and to apply the same valuation to the same objects in all pails of the state. In some portions of the I state cattle are valued as low as $6 a head, and in others the average is treble that amount. Beef cattle are assessed at the lower figure and are sold at an aver age of $25 a head. There are other fla grant cases of inequality of values. The board is to have general charge of the matter of adjusting taxes. The introduction of a modern and com prehensive system of bookkeeping in the state departments. The speaker wants to have the old system employed at this time replaced with a scheme whereby it will be possible to transact the business of the state with considerably less waste of time than is demanded and required by the cumbersome method obtaining at present. The creation of the department of bank ing so that a corps of bank examiners will be employed and .the banks subjected at all times to inspections and examinations for the benefit and protection of the de positors. This is demanded for the bene fit of the farmers and business men in the smaller villages and towns of the state which have the privilege of doing business wholly with state banks. "These are the things which I think i will receive consideration at the hands i of the lawmakers, being the more im portant," said Mr. Byrd. "There will be other matters, of course, but those that ! I have mentioned will, to my way of i thinking, be among the matters to first engage the attention of the members." Mr. Byrd expressed the belief that there will be very little legislation affect ing the liquor interest next winter, de claring that the laws at this time are ample and have given general satisfac tion. About the only change that will be made will be to have each county and city made a unit in a local option election, permitting all the people to vote in every casf where there is not a sepa rate and distinct county or city govern ment. Under the change that will follow it will be impossible for many of the dis | pensaries now operating in this state to ! continue business, as the entire county and not a solitary magisterial district will have a voice In the retention or re jection of the dispensary. Legislative Positions. An interesting fight developed in the last few days, when Raleigh T. Green, editor of the Culpeper Exponent, and one of the most ardent party men In the state, whose paper championed Judge Mann in the last primary, announced that he was a candidate for the position of clerk of the house In opposition to John W. Williams of Giles, who has held the position for a number of years. Mr. Williams comes from the ninth district, which is largely represented in the legis lature by republicans, whereas Mr. Green will come from a section which is repre sented by democrats. It is reported that Mr. Green will have the support of some of the foremost organization leaders, though it is known that Speaker Byrd will rally to the support of Mr. Williams: The fight has already begun to attract attention from the friends of the two gentlemen, and there is no telling what the result will be. Marshall B. Booker of Halifax, who has been clerk of the senate since Col. Button was made insurance commission er. will be a candidate for re-election, and he has already been assured of some thirty or more votes. Col. S. M. Newhouse of Culpeper will be retained as sergeant-at-arms of the house, and Prank B. Watklns of Char lotte will be retained in a similar posi tion in the senate. Samuel M. Donald of Staunton will be doorkeeper of the sen ate. Will Build Locomotives. The welcome news was published here a few days ago that an order for forty locomotives had been received at the local plant of the American Locomotive Company. The engines are for the Balti more and Ohio and the Norfolk and West ern roads. The Baltimore and Ohio gets thirty-four of the engines for freight service, especially for the handling of the heavy trains, while the Norfolk and Western will get six of the fastest en gines that can bo built for the passen ger service between the cities of Ro anoke and Norfolk. This latter step was necessary because of the opening of th? Virginian railway and the reduction of time between the Mountain city and the seaside. The order calls for the delivery of the entire number toy the last cf Oo* tober. and It means that witb the re pair work that is now under way and the uncompleted work there will be stead y employment for some 2,000 men for sev eral months. The fact that there is to be an expenditure of 1100,000 in improve ments in the local plant is taken to mean that there will be much other work for the mechanics before the recent ortter is completed. State Capital Notes. An envelope was received at the office of Auditor Marye, March 8 of this year, which contained *500 in cash. There was no mark or any word to indicate who was the sender or from what part of the state the money had come, it was mailed on a Chesapeake and Ohio train at some point west of Gordonsvllle. There was not even a paper wrapped around the money, not even a string Or rubber hand. The money was placed in the genera! fund of the state and the incident was forgotten. Thursday a second letter was received, identical with the first in every way, and containing the same amount of cash, $500. Two cases of pellagra have been found in this city and one of the patients is dead. The first was Allen Felvy, who died some weeks ago. The second is that of Mrs. Helen Bachus of Charles City county, who came here a few days ago for treatment. The cases were examine.) by officers of the city and state health boards and the diagnosis of the physi cians in each case have been identical. The Baltimore city council base ball team is to come to this city Beptembet 1 and have a game with the team com posed of members of the council of this city. For ten dayB the men have bec-i engaged In practice.- and there are som? very sore city fathers around the street!*. There are some thirty men from which to make up the team. A corps of physi cians will be on hand the day of tl?<; game and there will be refreshments fo< the players during the progress of the contett. The game is to be called abom 3 o'clock in order that it may be finished by dark. Mayor Richardson is expecte'l to be the umpire. Republican campaign headquarters hav* been opened in the city of Roanoke, that, place being selected for several reasons, one of which is that it ts near to the cen ter of the state and is the home of the secretarv of the state organlration. It Is also close to the home of Representa tive Slemp. Vital Strength comes from proper food. If you want to be ready for opportunities, food that is quickly absorb= ed by the blood and stored up in the brain, nerves and muscles as vital energy, must be made a part of your regular routine. Suppose you try GRAPE-NUTS with cream for breakfast. Eat slowly and note the comfortable feeling of vitality that "stays with you" till noon. "There's a Reason." Read "The Road to Wellvilie/' in pkgs.