Bargain Oas Ranges.
Lot Kstate guaranteed |4.00 below price,
Ruud and Superior Water Heaters.
1204 G. C. A. Muddiman & Co. 610 12th.
A Perfectly Organized Bakery.
The Holmes Bakery is a model. The
Bread and Pies reach the highest stand
ard of deliciousness. Delivered to your
liome. Bread. 5c; Pies. 20c. Holmes' Bak
ery. 1st and E sts.; phones Linen. 1440
Caverly's Plumbing, 1331 G n w.
Altamont Spring Water.
"Of exceptional purity."?Dr. McDon
hell, state chemist, Md.
Coblens A Co., Auctioneers,
lotli & F sts. n.w. Now open, ex
hibition of Oriental & Domestic Rugs
.Art Furniture. First auction sale Friday,
Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. "Reliable goods only."
Notice to Mail Subscribers.
Out-of -town subscriber* to The
Star, In ordering the address
changed or the paper continued
or stopped by mail and delivered
In the city, to insnre against
mistake, shonld return the label
and a portion of the wrapper
with instructions written there
on. Wo further letter is neces
CITY AND DISTRICT.
HIBERNIANS' FIELD DAY.
Arrangements Being Made for Big
Time at Benning Track.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is pre
paring for the Irish fair and field day to
be given under itB auspices at Benning
race track September 22 and 23.
The call for talent has gone to every
athletic club in the northern, eastern and
southern sections of* the United States,
ar.d according to T. L. Fortune, chairman
of the athletic committee, the call is
meeting with a gratifying response. In
connection with the field and track events
there will a'.so be a Marathon race.
Among the late candidates for this and
1 he other events are National Guardsmen.
^Manager F. C Young of the Gurley Ath
lete Club announces entries, including
Smithson, King and Hildebrand. The Y.
M. C. A. and Bloomingdale Athletic Club
have signified their intention to make
large entries. An effort is being made to
secure a team in the District to run
against the strong Y. M. C. A. relay team.
There will be a game of Gaelic foot ball
between teams representing Divisions 1
and 2 of the A. O. H., together with a
tug-of-war between the sturdies of the
A tournament will inaugurate the sec
ond day, beginning at 12 o'clock. Law
rence Seibel will have charge of this fea
Another feature is an election to deter
mine the most popular Irishman in Wash
ington. The ?"election" is to be a popular
one, all local Irishmen and their male de
scendants being eligible, and the ballots
and ballot boxes are about the city in pub
lic places. Already the battle of the ballots
is on. Candidates are springing up on
every hand and much activity is being
manifested in their behalf. The Judges
are Roe Fulkerson. Fred J. Mersheimer
and William F. Gude.
Besides the athletics, the popularity elec
tion and the tournament there will be spe
cial features for the evenings. It is the
announced ambition of the executive com
mittee of arrangements to transplant Ire
land in tabloid form to the Benning track.
OWNER WAS CARELESS.
No Means of Identifying Sender of .
Letter Containing $100.
One of the clerks engaged In opening
unclaimed letters and parcels in the dead
letter division of the Post Office Depart
ment Saturday ran across a letter which
contained $100 in bills incased in two
pieces of pasteboard. The letter contained
no message of any kind that might lead
to the identity of the sender. It was
mailed in Boston and addressed to a
party in New York.
Some months ago a letter from a west
ern city addressed to a point in Africa
came to the dead letter office. It contain
ed five $100 bills. The owner was subse
quently found and the money returned.
The dead letter offices handles about
IGu.ouO in this manner annually. Of this
amount about OS per cent is returned
to its owners. The remainder is turned
Into the Treasury.
INEBRIATE ASYLUM NEEDED.
Chief of Police and Board of Char
ities Agree Upon Subject.
For the better care of persons addicted
to the use of intoxicating Hquor3 and
drugs the chief of police and the board of
charities are agreed that the District
should have an inebriate asylum.
The use of the old almshouse for this
purpose has been suggested by the board
of charities and Senator Gallinger intro
duced a bill at the last session of Con
gress to permit the detention of habitual
drunkards and drug users there. The bill
failed of passage.
In urging the establishment of an in
ebriate asylum the police chief and the
board of charities point out that an aver
age of 5.51)6 persons have been arrested
for drunkenness each year during the past
five years, and of these the police classed
324 as "habituals."
Transfer of Ocean Mail.
Since the establishment of the ocean
mail transfer service in New York har
bor, in 1007, it has grown to such great
importance that a new boat will be put
Into service within a few months. The
mail tender known as the Postmaster
General has been used exclusively to
meet the Incoming European ocean liners
st quarantine since the service was in
augurated, getting the mail and trans
ferring it to the city several hours be
foie the ships have been docked. The
number of new ocean liners added to the
European service has made it impossible
for the one tender to handle all the mail,
so another boat, the John I^enox, was
brought into service last month. This
will help make the transfers until the
new boat is completed. When the new
born is ready for service, all liners carry- 1
ing ma.l from South America as well!
as European ports will be met at quaran- j
tin<? and relieved of their mail.
Will Soon Return to Service.
The schooners Thomas J. Shyrock, Capt.
Insley, gnd the William L. Franklin, Capt.
Robertson, are again ready for service
and in i. few days they will be at a Vir
ginia lumber port loading for this city or
Baltimore. The schooners have been at
a shipyard at Bethel. Del., for two months
or longer receiving a thorough overhaul
ing, and it is stated that they are in the
best of order for fall service on the Chesa
peake biy and its tributaries. The Shy
rock is a frequent visitor to this city, but
the Franklin is not so well known at this
Woman Painfully Injured.
Mrs. Mary E. Turner, colored, eighty
five years of ag<>, who resides on M
?treet, was struck by a street car yes
terday afternoon while crossing near 5th
and Washington streets and knocked
down. She sustained painful injuries to
her right arm and chest and was taken
to the Emergency Hospital (for treatment.
Steals Revolvers and Flashlights.
Maj. Sylvester has been asked to have
his force apprehend the man who is
wanted in Baltimore for robbing a show
window several nights ago. The individ
ual wanted is reported to have taken
three revolvers and four electric flash
Coblens & Co., Auctioneers,
lOth and F.now open. "Reliable goods only."
E FOR LEE PONG
Falls Church Family Adopts
OTHERS WANTED HIM
But Probation Officer Decides in
WILL BE ONE OF THE FAMILY
Go to School With the Other Chil
dren and Eat at the Same Table.
? His Life History.
Little Lee Pan* is happy. So is Pro
bation Officer Zed H. C?PP, Judge Cal-.
Ian and the other officials of the Juve
nile Court. Lee has a home, a good
American home. It is in the coun i>,
too, and consequently a realization
his heart's desire. Lee's uppermos
wish has been to go to the country.
Little Lee has been taken into the
family of Paul Chapin of the Southern
railwav, whose home is at Falls Church,
Va. Mr. Chapin has a six-acre farm,
with dogs and chickens and things cal
culated to enrapture Lee.
Mr. Chapin says he will t treat *
his own son. give him a"?d"ctf,t become
every other advantage. He will become
the play-fellow of the three Chapin chil
"lir. Chapin's sole idea, in a^^g for
thp rustodv of Lee, was to give the little
fellow a home He has lots of room
for him, he says, and can ^e.carlng
him Lee will attend school in Falls
Church, with the other Chapin children,
two ffirH twelve and seven years, and
a boy four years old, and will go to
Sunday school. Mr. Chapin signed papers
making him Lee's guardian for a proba
tion neriod of ninety days, and if things
continue along smoothly. he wUl assum
permanent guardianship until Lee
eighteen years old. Vriflnv
Lee went to his new h<|me Friday
evening with Mr. Chapin, and the little
fellow is delighted.
Many "Wanted Him.
Probation Officer Copp decided t0 ln" I
trW Lee to Mr. Chapin, after he had
carefully canvassed the applicants, who
numbered ap-proximateley thirty-five, all
told Those requesting the custody of
the lad wanted him for every conceivable
purpose. Several wished to havei himi as
* rn*1 soot others as a servant, and still
more wanted him to do light work. Others |
would take him to board, if some one
paid for his keep. Applications came |
from every section of the country, and J
from families in every walk of life.
Judge Callan formally approved ofMr.
Copp s selection of a home for Lee >es
terdav when-all the facts were laid be
fore him He agreed with Mr Copp
that it was preferable to send the lad
1 h>l r? ? Chap in became interested in Lee
from reading of the little fellow in The
Star and until he called at the J"ve"^e
Court Friday he had never seen the lad.
Mr. Chapin has already given Lee permis
siori to look after the several hundred
chickens on the place. He told the court
officers that Lee will be treated
his own children and will eat at the table
with the rest of the family and be in
way treated as a servant.
His Name Different.
It was discovered yesterday through a
complete family history that was taken
to the Juvenile Court by Lee Do ^ oy,
uncle of the boy, that Lee's name is not
Lee Pong at all, but that it is Lee Kim,
Pon. This history was written in Chi
nese. and the uncle translated that por
tion relating to Lee. He said that Lees
mother's name was Lee Sing Tong and
that his father was Lee Sook Moon The
name Lee is the family name and the
other name or names are what corre
spond to the Christian name among the
English-speaking race. Consequently Chi
nese names are reversed, from the Ameri
Little Lee has a brother living in China
who is older. This brother is named Lee
Kim Ton. Lee's people have for genera
tions lived in Long Jue La, a town in
the province of Canton, China. Lee s
father came to San Francisco with nis
wife before Lee was bprn and started In ,
business as a merchant at 721 Commission i
street. The family visited home when |
Lee was little more than a baby.
Four years ago hfs mother became seri
ously ill and his father decided to sell ,
out and go "home. A year later the!
mother died. Two years ago the father]
died, leaving Lee an orphan. Lee was;
an extremely bright boy and he learned
rapidly to read and write Chinese at ]
the Long Jue La school.
Returned to America.
When Lee was left an orphan relatives
brought him to San Francisco again to
take care of him. They found they
could not support him, ajid his uncle,
Ijee Do Woy (as he is known), brought
him to Washington to rear, nine months
ago. The uncle's family is in China, and
he had no women folks to turn the lad
over to, and he lived with the men
in Do Woy's store. Inattention and the :
lack of a woman's care made him rest-1
less and a wanderer in the city.
The uncle's correct name is Lee Tim
Moon, which was the name of his father;
Lee Do Woy was the name of his mother.
In an interview given to a Star reporter
yesterday Rev. Mr. Copp expressed his
gratitude at the ready response the com
munity made to the appeal for little
Lee He said he regarded it as char-,
acteristic of the spirit of the community? |
the kind-hearted .sympathy for and in
terest in the homeless lad.
Judge Callan, who has been deeply in
terested in the case, expressed his relief |
at the disposition that has been made of |
the homeless boy.
Now that Lee Pon is off his hands,
Rev. Mr. Copp will leave the city with
his family for his annual vacation today.
The present week will be spent at the
camp meeting at Great Falls, where he,
will be one of the speakers. When the]
camp meeting is over Mr. Copp will
take his family for a trip through the
Free Book on Cancer.
An eminent specialist has written a
book on the best method of treating
cancer. It should be read by every person
who has cancer. This book mailed free
to any one Interested. Address Dr. U.
A. Johnson, 1233 Grand avenue, Kansas
THREE MONTHS EACH CHARGE.
Edward Robey Overcome and Un
done by Mania for Tools.
Edward Robey was fond of tools. This
fondness grew to be a mania of large
proportions. It ingulfed Edward.
Had not his prgress been interrupted
by the police Edward would undoubtedly
have seriously interfered with the progress
of carpentry in this community. At the
same time he boosted the hardware busi
ness considerably. This feature was the
silver lining of the darkening cloud of
Hayden Henderson, Harry Moriarty,
Robert I. Williams and Ernest Bank
mann, all carpenters, aided and abetted
in Edward's downfall. They each testi
fied in police court yesterday that some
one had broken open their respective tool
chest in Bankmann's shop at 50 B
street, southeast. Various pawn brokers
testified that Edward had sold them
quantities of tools.
Edwards said it was all brought on by
"the drink" and asked for another chance.
Detective Mullin, who arrested Edward,
produced his record. After glancing over
it, the Judge informed the repentant de
fendant that he had had ? too many
"chances" already. Edward was given
a three-month sentence for each of the
four tool chests.
Coblens & Co., Auctioneers,
lOth'and F.nowopen. "Reliable goods only."
Ad.v*- . ?
BUSINESS PROGRAM OUTUNEO
NATIONAL COMMANDER OF
TJ. V. L. GIVES DETAILS.
Coming Encampment of the Or
ganization in This City?Large
j Attendance Expected.
: National Commander T. J. Shannon of
the Union Veteran Legion last night an
| nounced the program for the twenty
J fourth national encampment of that
i organization, to be held at the Arlington
| Hotel, this city, from September 7 to
11. The several sessions and features
, will be as follows:
Tuesday. September 7, 7 p.m.?Meeting
of national commander and executive
committee, at Arlington Hotel; 8 p.m.,
reception of national officers and dele
gates of U. V. L. and national officers
and delegates "of Ladies* Union Veteran
Legion, given by Ladies' Auxiliary, No.
32, U. V. L., at Arlington Hotel.
Wednesday, September 8. 8 a.m.?Meet
ing of credentials committee, at Arling
ton Hotel: 10 a.m., opening session of the
twenty-fourth national encampment, U.
IV. L.; 12 noon, picture to be taken of
officers and delegates on steps of the
United States Treasury; 2 p.m.. session
of national encampment: 8 p.m.. public
meeting at Arlington Hotel auditorium.
Reception of officers and delegates by
city officials and Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, September 0, 10 a.m.?Busi
ness session national encampment; 1:30
p.m., free excursion down the Potomac
for delegates and wives and ladies of
the Union Veteran Legion; S p.m., camp
fire, Arlington Hotel.
Friday, September 10, 9 a.m. to p.m.?
Special agent Railroad Association, at
Arlington Hotel, to vise railroad tickets:
a.m., business session national en
campment: 2 p.m., sightseeing in Wash
ington, from Arlington Hotel.
Saturday, September ll.-^Sightseeing In
Washington and vicinity, and trips to
The reception to the officers, ladies and
members of the twenty-fourth national
encampment of the Union Veteran Legion
by the Commissioners of the District of
Columbia and the Chamber of Commerce
will be held In the auditorium of the Ar
lington Hotel at 8 o'clock Wednesday,
September 8. The Invocation will be by
Rev. Henry N. Couden, chaplain of the
House of Representatives. National Com
mander Shannon will make t,he introduc
tory remarks. The address of welcome
will be by District Commissioner H. B. F.
Macfarland and there will be another ad
dress by Vespasian Warner, commissioner
of pensions. Interspersed in the program
will be the playing of the Union Veteran
Legion march by the band; sounding of
reveille by Albert Knowlen; original poem
by Col. John A. Joyce, the soldier-poet;
bass solo, recessional, by J. Walter Hum
phrey; recitation, "The Star Spangled
Banner," by Charles B. Hanford; solo,
"The Star Spangled Banner," by Mrs. Mor
gan D. Lewis; solo, selected, by Emil A.
Lang; army bugle calls by Albert Know
len; "Southern Melodies," popular songs
of the day and other airs by the band,
and the benediction by Maj. William H.
HVomersley, chaplain of Encampment G!),
U. V. L., of this city. The audience will
join in singing "America."
Advices received at national headquar
ters up to last night indicate that the at
tendance will be large. There will also
be many visitors who will come here with
the delegates from the states.
It is said the Chamber of Commerce has
raised a large sum for the entertainment
of the visiting veterans of the civil war,
their families and friends.
$1.25 to Baltimore and Return
Today via Baltimore and Ohio R. R.?
INTERRUPTED BY RAIN.
Schedule of Juvenile Court Play
ground Games Postponed.
The Juvenile Court playground was un
der the weather yesterday afternoon. A
program of games, dances and races for
boys and girls had been arranged to
demonstrate the success of the summer's
j playground work, but the rain caused the
postponement of the affair until a later
On the back porch of the roomy old
court building a number of enthusiastic
little girls were on hand with a display
of lace, worsted work and basketry, and
down in the grounds a group of athletic
youngsters were playing volley bail, with
more youngsters looking on. A slip of
a girl swung herself airily along a line
of suspended rings and two boys climbed
up a platform to slide down a chute, but
the grounds had been put out of condi
tion a'nd the ancient trees and flowering
bushes were dripping with rain.
Miss Anita J. Morrison, who graduated
this year from the New Haven Normal
School of Gymnasts, and who is in
charge of the girls, teaches them sewing
and fancy work each morning from 0 to
12 o'clock in the breezy little pavilion on
the grounds. She is assisted by Miss
Mary O'Brien. The boys are under the
direction of Edward F. Miller and
The grounds, which have been open to
the children all summer, will be closed
* * ? f ? ??
HENRY WALLACE ARRESTED.
Charged With Giving a Worthless
Check to Robert C. Watson.
Robert C. Watson, a former member of
the police department, appeared yester
day afternoon as complainant In th? case
of Henry Wallace, who was arrested for
j alleged false pretenses. It is charged
that Wallace, who gave his address as
013 Orleans place, gave a worthless check
for $lt>.6.> to Watson, who is engaged in
the commission business.
Detectives Cornwell and Baur arrested
the defendant. He is said to have ad
mitted that he knew there was not money
enough in bank to meet the check, but
he intended to make it good. Watson
made several demands upon him for the
amount of the check, and yesterday he
swore out a warrant for him. The case
will be settled in court tomorrow.
UNDER SPECIAL TUITION.
Cossa Gingales Given Chance to
Learn American Ways|
A new and unique "sight-seeing stunt"
has been arranged for Cossa Gingales, a
visitor to Washington from the faraway
shores of Chile, in South America. Cos
sa is to study up on American methods.
For the next fifteen days he will be given
as liberal an education as circumstances
will admit of in the government works
on the Anacostia ?iver. Yesterday he
became one of the many hundreds who
are "personally conducted" by Judge
Cossa is not a special representative
sent here by one of the great corpora
tions of Chile. He Is merely a sailor,
and just wandered into the port of the
"Peepul's City." His desire to study
American methods was not at all vol
untary. Judge Kimball is the agent
who gave him the impulse.
Cossa and the judge became acquaint
ed when Cossa was haled into court
yesterday, charged with being a vagrant,
"a person loitering on the street, without
visible means of support, etc." Cossa
can speak very little English, but he man
aged to explain that lie was a sailor and
came here to see the sights. Judge Kim
ball readily filled in the rest of the ex
planation. Cossa would have been all
right if he had not adopted a curb stone
as his only visible means of support
Upon this substantial though cold and
unyielding couch he was wafted to sweet
dreams last night, but he was rudely
awakened by a policeman.
Fifty Dollars for Arrest.
The police have been advised that 550
reward will be paid for the arrest of
William W. Hodge, twenty-two years of
age, dark complexion, brown hair and
blue eyes. He is reported to have deserted
from Fort Howard three weeks ago.
Coblens &, Co., Auctioneers,
10th and F.nowopen. "Reliablegoodaonly."
WORKED POCKETBOQK GAME
COLORED MAN EAST HARK FOR
Hands Over $13 Oood Money for
Fat Roll of "Cassie" Cash
They Pretend to Find.
It was "easy money'' that two col
ored men got from Raymond Johnson i
near 14th and R streets yesterday after
noon. and when Johnson realized he had
been duped he called on the police and
asked that they make an effort to find
the pair of swindlers. Johnson, who is
colored, lives at 2223 8th street north
west. Yesterday afternoon he was walk
ing near 14th and R streets, when a col
ored man jabbed him in his side and
called his attention to a third colored
man who was about to pick up a pocket
The stranger who had accosted John
son made an apparent effort to fail upon
the pocketbook about the time hfs con
federate picked it up, and the two en
gaged In a wordy war about who should
reap the benefit of the find, Johnson not
suspecting' anything wrong and trying to
play the part of peacemaker.
"Suppose we see what's in the pocket
book." suggested one of the men.
The book was opened, and what ap
peared to Johnson to be five $lu bills
were seen, and after the men had en
gaged in a protracted dispute and had
apparently been on the verge of com
ing to blows, one of them suggested
that Johnson take the pocketbook and
give them what cash he had in his
A second suggestion was not necessary.
Johnson was so delighted at the idea of
getting all the money there was in tha
pocketbook that he emptied his pocket
of >13 and surrendered it to the men, who
When Johnson realized that he had
only the so-called "Cassie Chadwick"
money he sought the assistance of the
police. He was able to give a descrip
tion of the men, but could give no other
clue to their identity.
Flowers for September Weddings.
Leave orders with Shaffer, 14th & I.?
BATTLES WITH A DOG.
IVrmer Badly Bitten by Animal
Supposed to Be Mad.
Charles Whalen, a resident of Mont
gomery county, Md., had a desperate
encounter with a supposed mad dog yes
terday afternoon while returning home
in a wagon with his son. Mr. Whalen,
who formerly lived in Georgetown, was
driving home (from market, the dog fol
lowing, and was near the Little Falls
road when the animal showed evidences
of having gone mad.
The animal grabbed the farmer by the
ear, and ft was with some difficulty that
he succeeded in shaking it off. While
he was engaged in the struggle Whalen
called to his son to leap from the ve
hicle and seek a place of safety. The
boy jumped from the wagon and climbed
to the top of a post and rail fence, the
dog following and trying to attack him.
Several efforts were made by the dog
to bite the boy, but the latter succeeded
in kicking it off, and finally the animal
ran away. Whalen, whose ear had been
badly bitten, returned to the city and
went to the Georgetown University Hos
pital, where his wound was cauterized.
Later he went to the seventh precinct
police station to report the incident,
thinking the animal might attack some
other person. Poundmaster Einstein was
summoned to hear the statement, and
later he accompanied the Maryland man
to the country to make an effort to lo
cate the dog.
FILE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS.
Candidates Tell What It Costs to
Run for Office.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., August 28, 1009
As required by the primary election law,
all the candidates for nominations for
officers at the recent democratic primary
election in this county have filed with
the clerk of the circuit court here state
ments of their campaign expenses.
State Senator Blair Lee, who was suc
cessful in his fight for renomination, spent
$444.84 in addition to $1157.25 expended by
Preston B. Ray, his political agent, while
the campaign cost his only opponent, Mr.
Harry T. Newcomb, $805.08.
Joseph Reading, who was an unsuc
cessful contestant for the nomination for
register of wills, spent $142, while his
successful competitor, H. Clinton Allnutt,
went down in his "jeans" for only $40.20.
The expenses of the other successful
candidates were as follows: Sheriff,
llliam E. Viett, $179.45; county sur
veyor, Charles J. Maddox, $20; county
commissioner. Josiah J. Hutton, $35;
Joseph T. White, $25; and Hazel W. Cas
hell, $38.77; house of delegates, James
E. Duvall, $28; Andrew J. Cummings, $10;
J. Alby Henderson, $62; John A. Garrett,
$105; clerk of the circuit, John L.
The expenses of the other unsuccess
ful candidates ranged from $0 to $100.
The Best Cultivated Flowers
are obtainable at Gude's. They are home
grown, fresh, fragrant. 1214 F.?Advt.
WILL OF MRS. POTTS.
Division of Her Large Estate
Among Her Children.
According to the terms of the will of
Mrs. Fannie G. Potts, filed for probate
yesterday, her large estate is to be di
vided among her children. Mrs. Potts
died August 23. The bulk of her estate
is in stocks, bonds and other securities.
Two of the four children are members
of Catholic religious orders.
Mrs. Potts made but two money be
quests. They are $1,000 to- her sister,
Ida Grlfflss, and $300 to the Tabernacle
Society of Washington.
To her daughter, Marie F. Potts,
known as Mme. Maria d'Asise de la
Passim of the Congregation of the As
sumption, are left bonds of the Con
solidated Traction Company of New Jer
sey and of the Washington Railway and
To another daughter, Roberta C. Potts,
known as Sister Theresa of Jesus of
Mount Carmel, are devised a number of
United States Steel Corporation bonds and
stock in the Philadelphia Traction Com
Stock in the Finance Company of Penn
sylvania, preferred stock in the Wash
ington Electric Railway Company and 100
shares of the stock of the Philadelphia
Traction Company are left to Frances
The remainder of the estate Is to be
divided between Louis J. Potts, a son,
and Frances G. Potts, a daughter.
Baltimore and Return, $1.25,
Baltimore and Ohio R. R.,
every Saturday and Sunday. All trains
both ways, both days, except Royal Lim
ited. City Offices, 1417 G at. and 619
TEST OF TYING DEVICES.
Implement of Use to the Post Office
The experts on tying devices for the
Post Office Department having reported
in favor of testing several of the hundreds
received, the owners or representatives
of these devices have been communi
cated with in accordance with recommen
dations of the committee charged with
consideration of a suitable substitute for
The method of testing devices through
post offices and their respective stations
and the railway mail service will re
quire about twelve thousond of each
selected for trial. It is calculated the
test will occupy a period of about six
weeks, $nd it will be conducted under
the sole supervision of postmaster and
superintendents of railway mail serv
ice at such points as may be selected.
SMALL BOYS COMPETE
Splash and a Dash at Munic
ipal Swimming Pools.
FOURTH WATER CARNIVAL
Six Sturdy Youngsters in Exciting
LOUIS ELY AN EASY WINNER
"Tubby" Ryan Beaten at His Fa
vorite Pastime?One Feature
Not on Program.
Full many a splash and exciting dash
there were at the fourth water carnival
at the municipal swimming pools near
the Washington Monument yesterday aft
ernoon, when scores of youngsters strug
gled to show their supremacy.
The big event of the afternoon was the
half-mile contest. Six of the sturdiest
young patrons of the pools started in
the contest, and five kept up the long
swim of forty lengths of the pool neces
sary to make the distance. At the
start of the race Louis Ely took the
lead, and when half the distance had
been covered he was one lap two lengths
of the pool in the lead. He maintained
his long, driving strokes during the re
mainder of the contest, and finished more
than a lap ahead of any of the other
contestants. Blaine Fitzgerald was sec
ond, finishing strong, and Frank Hart
man was the third to complete the dis
The time for the contest was 17 min
utes 45 2-5 seconds.
Julian Washington, who made such a
strong finish in the quarter-mile race
the week before, was kept out of the
contest by illness in his family, and, al
though he was regarded as the most
dangerous rival, all the contestants ex
pressed regret that he was unable to
Tub Race a Surprise.
The surprise of the afternoon was the
loss of the tub race championship by
"Tubby" Ryan. He floated in an easy
victor In all the previous similar races
at the bathing beach this season, but
yesterday he discovered that there was
one youngster who could take his meas
ure in the contest. The race was nip
and tuck between Ryan and John Shu
grue from start to finish, but Shugrue
bumped the wall that marked the finish
two yards in advance of the former cham
pion. '?Tubby" says he does not fit into
second place, and promises that he will
regain stellar honors next Saturday. The
other contestants in the tub race were
Clair Skinner and David Widmayer.
The first race of the afternoon was
the 120-yard swim. Edmund Wells, jr.,
was first, Ricarde Zappone second and
Earnest Kendrick third. The time was
2 minutes -33 2-5 seconds.
In the second race, which was swim
ming on the back two lengths of the
pool, Blaine Fitzgerald finished first,
Edmund Wells, jr., was second, and
Ricarde Zappone was third. The dis
tance was covered by the winner in 1
minute 47 seconds.
Clarence Railey proved himself the
champion underwater swimmer of the
day, capturing the underwater swimming
contest by going 115 feet. Gray Ruther
ford was second with 110 feet and Ray
mond Eliason third with 100 feet.
. One of the contests which stirred up
great enthusiasm among those about
the pool was the race between the small
est of the boys. Elmer Kints was first,
Thomas Degnam was second and Philip
To the Invincible quartet went the vic
tory in the relay race, although each
member of the team was pushed hard
through his relay of forty yards. On
the winning team were Raymond Elia
son, Harry Brown, Clarence Railey and
The contests for colored boys in the
inclosed pool reserved for colored patrons
attracted many contestants, and all the
youngsters did well. The results In
these contests were as follows:
Fif^y yards, any stroke, for boys under
thirteen years?First. Raymond Waddy;
second, William Morton; third, Sheridan
Seventy-five yards, any stroke, for boys
under sixteen years?First Williarrrt
Saturn; second. Clarence Thompson;
third, George Travers.
Twenty-five yards on back, for boys
under thirteen years?First, William Mor
ton second Sheridan Jones; third,
Fifty-yard swim on back, for boys
under sixteen years?First, William Sat
Itching Humor Broke Out on
Tiny Mite's Cheeks ? Would
Tear His Face Till Blood
Streamed Down Unless. Hands
Were Bandaged?Spent $50 on
AT COST Of BUT 8H.60
"When my little boy was two and a' half
months old he broke out on both cheeks" with
eczema. It was the itchy, watery kind and we
had to keep his little hands wrapped up all
the time, and If he would happen to get them
uncovered he would claw his face till the blood
streamed down on his clothing. We called In n
physician at once, but he gave an ointment
which was so severe that my babe would scream
when It was put on. We changed doctors and
medicines until we bad spent fifty dollars or
more and baby was getting worse. I was
so worn out watching and caring for blm night
and day that I almost felt sure the disease
was Incurable. But finally reading of the good
results of the Cutlcura Itemedles, I determined
to try them. I can truthfully say I was more
than surprised, for I bought only a dollar and
a half's worth of the Cutlcura Itemedles (Cutl
cura Soap, Ointment and Pills), and they did
more good than all my doctors' medicines I
had tried, and, In fact, entirely cured him. 1
will send you a photograph taken when he was
fifteen mouths old and you can see his face is
perfectly clear of the least spot or soar of
anything. If I ever have this trouble again, I
will never think of doctoring, but will send for
the Cutlcura Remedies at onee. As It is, I
would never think of using any other than Cu
tlcura Soap for my babe. You are at liberty to
publish this, It may help some distressed mother
as I was helped. Mrs. W. M. Comerer, Burnt
Cabins, Pa., Sept. 16, 1908."
Cutlcura Soap, Ointment, Resolvent and Choco
late Coated Pills are sold throughout the world.
Depots: London, 27, Charterhouse Sq.: Paris, 5,
Rue de la Pais; Australia. R. Towns & Co., Syd
ney; South Africa, Lennon, Ltd.. Cape Town,
Natal, etc.; Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Sole
Props., 137 Columbus Ave., Boston.
It?" Mailed Free, Cutlcura Book on Skin Diseases, j
urn; second. John Burrill; third. George
Plunge for distance?First, Earnest
Hunt: jf^uid. Scott; third. Clar
Two-hundred-and-t wetity-vnrd swim, for
tx>ys under nineteen years?First. Albert
Rudd, second, Clarence Thompson; third,
T *Hle events were under the direction of
Instructor John Pinkett, who has charge
of the colored boys' pool.
One event of the afternoon which waa
not scheduled, but which aroused much
amusement amor.g those at the pools, oc
curred just at the start of the half-mile
i ace. "John." the colored Janitor, be
came excited during the opening dash of
the contestants, and just as he threw
both arms In the air and started a lusty
cieer for his favorite he lost his balance.
Although he has been around the pools
f?5 ^ niany months "John" did not enjoy
this sudden plunge. He was unable to
swim, hut his cries attracted the atten
tion of Instructor Zinkhan and he was
pulled to terra lirma.
Many government clerks found the
natlung beach a line place to spend the
Saturday haif holiday, and, although the
week days are primarily for the young
sters, Supt. W. B. Hudson stretched a
point m their favor and they were al
lowed to take a swim.
Dr. Hudson was in charge of the con
tests, and his watchful care over the
contestants and his command over the
boys wnile the races were in progress
were the subject of many favorable com
ments by visitors.
SWIMMING IN THE HARBOR.
Basin Not the Only Place Where
the Boys Have Fun.
Swimming in Washington is not confined
to the swimming basins under the shadow
of the \\ ashington Monument, but devo
tees of the sport can be found almost any
day swimming in the harbor from the vari
ous wharves. The favorite bathing places
in the harbor seem to be from the lumber
wharves about the foot of Oth street
southwest, but the boys go in at other
wharves, wherever the occupants of the
premises are good-natured enough not to
This deep-water swimming is developing
good swimmers among the youngsters,
, not at a'l uncommon for boys
hardly in their teens to jump into the
water, swim across the harbor and back
again without apparent fatigue. Some,
more ambitious, will swim the length of
the harbor and return to the starting
point. As for diving and doing other
stunts in the water, the Washington boy
is the equal of the boys of any city In the
country. Turning somersaults In the air
before going head or feet first into the
water, making backward dives and diving
head first from high places are some of
the more common stunts done by the boys,
but even more difficult feats are attempted
and accomplished. The bathing season
lasts as long as the air is warm, and on
balmy days even late in the fall, after
there has been good cold weather and
there is considerable chill in the water,
boys can be seen swimming in the harbor,
so fond are they of the sport.
$86.75 to Alaska-Yukon Exposition
via Baltimore & Ohio. Going via St.
Paul, thence choice routes, returning via
Salt Lake and Denver, or vice versa,
) small additional expense returning via
California; liberal limit and stopover
privileges, on sale daily. This is the
most desirable period for this vry at
tractive cheap trip. Consult agents ?
Trial Date Set.
J. William Crompton, Norman A. Tay
lor, James O. Turner, Edward L. Keller,
Louis J. Kettler, Edwin Shuffle and Henry
C. Coburn, the merchants conducting
stands in the Northern Liberty and K
street markets who are charged with
selling process butter as butter, were
arraigned in the Police Court yesterday.
Each of the seven cases was continued
because of the absence from the city
on leave of Inspector Haley. The hear
ings are set for September 16. This date
was fixed by the court, it having been
learned that Assistant Corporation Coun
sel Pugh will return from his vacation
by that time. Mr. Pugh will leave the
Oh! For a Camera!
Call in Simonds and his cameras will
snap your children at their play. Post
ca'^s are the latest in high-class finishes.
The Great Age and Purity
of HEURICH'S St-? ATE
Beer place it In highest favor with those
demanding a first-class beer for home
use. At grocers' or phone Arlington Bot. Co
Carpets Cleaned and Laid
at Conger's. Phone West 427. au24-7t
IMPORTATION AND BOTTLING OF
A whisky of rare quality at its price.
$4 gallon, $1 full quart.
S" 909 7th St. 1EST
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Jng the segments where the readinjr and
distance lenses Joln*d. In Leese Bifocals
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3 OCEAN TRAVEL.
COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQuH
Direct Line to Havre?Parts (France).
Sailing: every Thursday at 10 a.m. from
Pier No. 42. North River, foot Morton st.. N. T.
La Touralne. ...Sept. 31 *La Lorraine. .Sept. 23
La Provence.. .Sept. 9 *La 1'rovcnce. ,8ept. 36
*La Savole... .Sept. 16|*La Touraine... .Oct. 7
?S. S. CHICAGO. SEPTEMBER 4,
Second and Third Class only.
GENERAL AGENCY. 19 State St., N. T.
E. P. ALLEN. Agent, 14th st. aDd N. T. are.
Telephone- Main 788. mhl-388t"
' 10.000-ton Twin-screw Passenger Steamers.
; Norway, Sweden and Denmark
United States. .Sept. 2 Oscar II Sept. 30
C. F. Tietjfen.. .Sept. ft United States.. .Oct. 14
Hellig 01av...Sept. 16 C. F. Tietjren.. .Oct. 21
All Steamers Equipped With Wireless.
First cabin. $75 upward: second cabin, $57.50.
A. E. JOHNSON & CO.. 1 Broadway. New York.
Or to Local Agents.
All Modern Safetv Devices (Wireless, etc.).
Deutschland, Sept. 18
P.Lincoln! new). Sept. 22
Cincinnati (new), Sep. 25
?Waldersee Sept. 1
Cleveland (new)..Sept. 4
F. Grant (new)...Sept. S
tKaiserin A.V...Sept. 11 ~
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U U /nl Ik li AND GENOA. 'Calls Arores.
S. g. MOLTKE 'Sept. 9. Oct. 21
" HAMBURG Sept. 30. Nov. 18
ORIENT S Cruises
SOUTH AMERICA ^ Next
WEST INDIES' J Winter.
Travelers' Checks Issued.
Tourist Dept. for Trips Everrwhere.
COMPANY'S OFFICE. 45 BROADWAY. N. Y.
E. F. DROOP & SONS CO.. U25 FA. AVE.
If Going to Europe
Have your mall addressed care the London office
of The Washington Star, No. 3 Resent Street.
London, England. IX desired, mall will be for
warded to all parts of Europe and the Conti
nent. Tourists are requested to register at oar
office upon reaching London.
de20-** K0" 8 EefeBt
CLARK'S CRUISE ?>K THK "aBVEUND."
1K.0W ton*, bnnd-iicv.
Safetx Comfor*. M lilrn-iiu Cfinvrnlcpf*
ONE STKAMEK FOR THK KNTIRK CRUISE
With Elevator. Grillttjom. ().rmn??lani, Dock
FHO.M NEW YORK. (X'ToltKR 1?. ISO!'
Xftrl.v f.'tir months. costing only fBO ASH
II', Including sill m-cessary cj^rai"^: prim-fir
traveling In balmy ?'lltnste?: entertainments,
lecture* orti parti-a? ami W ip< roiuge for li>ili>
si'F.i" IAI. FEATURES MAORI BA, EGYPT.
INDIA. CEYI.ON. BURMA. .IAVA, BORNEO.
PHILIPPINES. JAPAN AN I NI Si M, CHAM'K
TO VISIT I NI SI<ALLY ATTRAI.TIVK Pl.Al'ES.
CLARK'S 12th Annual CRUISE
1 Feb. 5 to April 19
0 THE (0)1111 U
RY S. S. GROSSER KURFUERST.
SfTcntythw davs. including *4 DAYS IN
EGYPT AND THK' HOI.Y I.AND <?!th st.le trip
to Khartoum), costing only AND IT'. In
cluding shore excursion*.
SPECIAL FEATURES Madeira, Cadiz. Seville.
Airier*. Malta. Constantinople. Athena. Rome,
the Riviera, ete. Ttrkets good to stop over in
Europe, to Include Passion Play. etr.
FRANK C. CLARK. Times I'M*.. New York
R. M. HICKS, 1304) F st. n.w.. Washington.
au2s tf.ld '
is the most delightful month "f the rear
Steamers FLORIZKL an.I Ros M.IND equipr-d
with Wireless and Submarine bells.
Leave New York Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Special rates during Septemlier. including berifc
and meal* entire trip. Write f.ir information
BONA RING & CO.. IT Stnt6 St., New York
The Moat Dellghtfcl
Short Sea Trip on the Coast.
Satllngs from Pier 20, East River. New Tork:
Mondays. Tuesdays and *Vednesdays at 10:00 a.a.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4:00 p m
For full Information and Illustrated descriptive
folder apply to
MAINE STEAMSHIP CO.. 290 Broadway. X. T.
"Washington to Philadelphia,
Atlantic City and New York.
"ERICSSON LINE STEAMERS."
ATTRACTIVE WATER ROFTE from
BALTIMORE TO PHILADELPHIA.
"Through the Chesapeake and Delaware canal
to PHILADELPHIA.' Stopping at the great
fishing ground, Betterton. also Chester. Pa.
From Washington by B. and O. or W.. B. and
A. E. Ily. to Baltimore, thence Erlesson line t?
Philadelphia. Steamers sail dally except Sunday
5 p.m. Fast day boats dally and Sundays S
a.m. Tickets to Philadelphia on sale In Waxh
ington at B. and O. and W.. B. and A. 1. Ry.
ticket offices; also J. SPI.IEDT. Ticket Agent.
1885 F st. n.w.. for New York, Atlantic City.
Cape May. Asbury Park, Ocean Grove. Long
Branch, Albany, Troy aud points north. Meals.
50c. Write for guide.
CLARENCE SHRIVER. G. P. A..
Light and Pratt sts.. Baltimore. Md.
N.B.?Following schedule figures published only
as Information, and are not guaranteed.
For Atlanta. Birmingham, Mobile, New Or
leans. Ashevllle, 0:00 a.m. and 10:45 n m. dally.
0:00 a.m. daily for Chattanooga and Memphis.
For Roanoke, Knoxvllle, Chattanooga, Birm
ingham, New Orleans, 10:10 p.m. dally.
For Knoxvllle. Chattanooga. Memphis. Nash
ville. 4:10 a.m. dally tsleeper ope:i after 10 p.m.)
For Atlanta, Birmingham. Columbia. Charles
ton, Augusta. Aiken, Savannah, Jacksonville and
Florida points. 4:10 p.m. dally.
Tourist car? for California, trl-weekly: 4:10 p.m.
Local for Harrisonburg, S:30 a.m. "dally; 4:15
p.m. week days; for Strasburg Jet.. 1 p.m. week
days: for Danville. 7:30 a.m. daily, and for
Charlottesville, 7:30 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. dally;
for Warrenton. 4:5."> p.m. daily and 1 p.m. week
days. Frequent trains to and from Bluemont.
L. 8. BROWN. General Agent.
NOTE.?Published only as Information, and not
4.00 P.M.?C. ft O. LIMITED. daOr?Fast vesti
bule train. Pullman sleepers to Louisville.
Cincinnati. Indianapolis. Chicago and St.
Lonis. Connection for Virginia Hot Spring*.
Pullman cars Louisville to Nashville. Mem
phis and New Orleans. Dining cart, a la
11:10 P.M.?F. F. Y. LIMITED. daily-Pullman
sleepers to Cincinnati, Lexington and Loula
vllle dally and Virginia Hot Springs week
days. Dining Car. a 2a carte service. Pull
man sleepers Cincinnati to Chicago and St.
Lrftnis 'and Louisville to Memphis. Nashvllls
and New Orleans.
Chesapeake and Ohio offices at 513 Pennsyl
vania avenue, 1339 F street and new Dnloa
station. Telephone Main 10?6 or 2206 for tickets.
baggage checks, reservations and tazlcabs.
Sealboard Air Line Ry.
9:05 A.M. DAILY?"Florida Fast Mall." Through
coaches and Pullman Sleepers to Savannah and
Jacksonville. Through sleepers Washington to
Atlanta and Birmingham. Dining cara
7:20 P.M. DAILY ?"Year Round Limited."
Coaches and Ptillman to Savannah. Jacksonville
and Tampa. Also Atlanta. Birmingham and
Memphis. Dining cars.
Ticket office, 1418 New York ave. n.w.
E. A. HARWOOD, C. T. A.
C. B. RYAN. G.P.A., G. Z. FHILLTPS. D.P.A..
Portsmouth. Va. Washington. D. C.
Baltimore arnd Ohio R. RT
LEAVE NEW UNION STATION.
ROYAL BLUE LINE.
"EVERY OTHFR HOUR ON THE ODD HOUR"
TO PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK
NEW TERMINAL. 21D STREET. NEW YORK.
?7.00 a.m. Diner. Pullman Parlor.
19.00 a.m. Diner nnd Pullman Parlor Car.
tll.OO a.m. Diner and Pullman Parlor Car.
tll.00 a.m. Observation P-rlor. r.-hour Train.
?1.00 p.m. Diner and Pullman Parlor Car.
?3.00 p.m. "Royal Limited." All Pullman. 5 hr.
t4.00 p.m. Coaches to Philadelphia.
?5.00 p.m. Diner and Pnllmsn Parlor.
?8.00 p.m. Coaches to VPw York.
?12.15 n't Sleepers to New York.
?2.52 a.m. Sleepers to Phila. nnd New York.
ATLANTIC CITY. t7.00. ?9.00. tll.OO a.m..
*1.09, *3.00 p.m.
"EVERY HOUR ON THE HOI7R.
fWeek days, 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.)
?2.52, 15.00. f?.30, *7.00. *7.20. ts.co ?? 30
?9.00. t9.30. tlO.00. *11 00 a.m.. *12.00 noon.
112.05, ?1.00. 11.15. t2.00, ?3.00, t3 20 (3 30
t4.00, t4.45, *5.00. t5 03, *5 30, t6 00 ?fl.SO
t7.00. tS.00, *9.00. *10.00, ?10.35. *11.30. *12.13
CHICAGO. *1.27. *5.10 p m.
CINCINNATI, ST. LOUIS and LOUISVILLB.
?9.10 a.m.. *4.05 p.m.. *12.40 night.
PITTSBURG. *6.10 a.m.. ->1.27, *9.10 p.m..
CLEVELAND. *9.10 p.m.
COLUMBCS. *5.30 p.m.
WHEELING. *9 10 a.m.. *5.30 p.m.
WINCHESTER, f9.10 a.m., t40S. tB.OO p.?
FREDERICK. tS.20. tn.10. |9.15 a.m.. fl.30.
t4.05. tB.45 p.m.
HAOERSTOWN. 19.10 a m.. t5.00 p.m.
ANNAPOLIS *7.30 +<s.on a.m., tl2.05 noon.
t3.20, S3.30, jr..30 and t? 00 p.m.
?Dally. fExcept Sunday. (Sunday only.
TELEPHONES at all of the following "ticket
offices: 1417 G St. N.W.. Main 1591; ?I9 Per.n
sylvanln eve.. Main 278; New Union Station
Ticket Office. Main 7r,80. Information B area a.
Chesapeake Beach Ry.
EfTective July 10, 1909.
Subject to change without notice.
MONDAYS. TUESDAYS. WEDNESDAYS.
THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS.
GOING at 9:25. 11:00 a m.. 2:30. 5:40. 7:45'and
RETURNING, leave the Beach at 6:S5 a.m..
12:45. 2:00. 6:00. 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.
GOING at 9:25. 11:00 a.m.. 2:00, 3:00. 5:40.
7:45 and 9:45 p.m.
RETURNING at 0:35 a.m.. 12:45. 2:00. #00
8:00. 'J:00 and 10:00 p.m
GOING at 9:25. 11:00 a.m.. 2:00, 3:00. 4:00, 7:?
and 9:45 p.m.
RETURNING at 7:00 a.m.. 12:45, 2:10. 6:00.
8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
PAUL Y. WATERS,
ly?-tf,25 General Manager.
POTOMAC RIVER BOATS.
MARYLAND. DELAWARE AND VIRGINIA
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT MAT 15.
Steamers leave Washington every Monday.
Wednesday and Saturday at 4 p.m. for river
landings and Baltimore, arriving at Baltimore
?arly Monday, Wednesday and Friday moral.iga.
Returning, leave Baltimore. Pier No. 3. Light st
Monday. Wednesday ar.d Saturday at 5 p.m.!
arriving In Washington early Monday. Wednes
day and Friday mornings. All river freight must
be prepaid. Pa?senger accommodations strictly
flrst-claes. Electrically lighted and culalna per
STEPHENSON A BRO.. Agents.
Telephone Main 745. 7th Sr. Wharf.
POTOMAC & CHESAPEAKE STEAMBOAT
EIGHTH STREET WHAP.r
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT JUNE 17. 1909. '
Steamers Leave Washington. D. 0
SUNDAY. TI'ESDAY and THURSDAY at 7
a.m. for landings from Somerset Beach to Wlrts.
Including Poeeys. Brents and Upper Machodc*
Creek landings. Sunday trip to Nomlnl Creek
landings in addition to above.
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY at 4 p m. for
landings as fHr as EDGEWATER and PAS
HAM" S POINT. Including the Upper Machodoe
Creek. Wicomico River lanalnga and thoa* la
SATURDAY st 7 a.m. for landinrs as far aa
NOMINI. including Wicomico River landlnga.
Steamer Estelle Randall Tueaday and Thursday
as far aa Smith's; other daya, except Saturday,
aa far as Grinders.
Schedule subject to tide and weather and ta
change wlthont notice.
For detailed Information call Phone Main 591*
W. B. EMMERT. Vlee President and GemL
fal?-u W. F.
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