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WAijHINGTON. Aueust 14, 1909
WFIKREAS by satisfactory evidence presented
?r the undersigned It has been made to appear
WASHINGTON." in the city of Washington, in
? .e Dfstrict of Columbia. ba? eomp'.led with all
?be proTtsions of tne "Act of Congress 'o en
sble' national banking associations to extend
:heir '-orporate existence, and for olb?v pur
poses." approred Julv 111, 18*2:
NOW THEREFORE. I. Lawrence O. Murrr.v.
? ?omptroller of the currency, do herebv certlfv
WASHINGTON." in the city or Washington. In
the District of Columbia, is authorized to have
?ticcsslon for the period specified ?u Its amend
ed articles of association, namely, natil clos*? j
?yf bnsines. on August 14. lf'29.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF witness mr bamlj
ard seal of office this 14th day of Vignst. 1909. i
Comptroller of the Cnn-en^Y.
No. 4lt'7. F.r. No. 2764. aul7-30t
Worch's Piano IMotLage
Offers the Following Piano Bargains:
Kr.ahe. ?'J40: Steinrvay. $230: Cable & Nelson,
f:W N'eedham. $175: Chickcring. $180.
HI GO WORCH. 1110 G, Worch building.
mi!7-tf.'? .
Office Supplies of AH!
Sfanrtnrd Itlarles for lftlO Now Read*.
1009 Pa. Ave. N.W.
Showers and Cooler Sunday?Mon
day Fair and Cooler.
For the District of Columbia, Maryland
and Virginia?Partly cloudy, probably
showers Sunday: cooler by Sunday night.
Monday, fair and cooler: moderate vari
able winds, becoming north and north
The West Indian hurricane has passed
Inland near the mouth of the Rio Grande,
and it is rapidly diminishing in intensity.
This disturbance first appeared to the
east and north of Bridgetown, Barbados,
August 20. and moved thence on an al
most direct west-northwest couree to the
western coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It
was attended by destructive winds and
rainstorms in southern portions of Haiti.
?nd later over southern and western
provinces of Cuba, the Yucatan channel,
the middle gulf and the southern Texas
coast. Beginning on the 30th and con
tinuing daily thereafter until the 27th,
telegraphic advices concerning the storm
wore sent to south Atlantic and gulf
ports for the l?enefit of mariners. That
these advices were heeded is affirmed by
the. reports thus far received to the effect
that no vessels were lost in this hurri
cane. which was one of the severest of
recent years in southern waters.
Scattered showers have fallen in the
middle west, the lake region, along the
gulf and Florida coasts, in the upper Ohio
valley and at a few scattered points in
the middle Atlantic states.
A marked change to-cooler weather has
overspread the upper lake region, the
upper Mississippi valley and the plains
The indications are that there will be
showers in the Atlantic and gulf states 1
Sunday and in the latter region Monday.
Local rains are also probable in the
Rocky mountain region. In other dis
tricts the weather will be fair during
Sunday and Monday. A change, to cooler
weather will overspread the eastern and
southern States during Sunday and Mon
day. The temperature will rise in the
Storm warnings are displayed at Jupiter
and Miami.
The winds along the New England
coast will he moderate south and south
west. shifting to northwesterly by Sun
day niglit; on the middle Atlantic coast
moderate variable, becoming north and
northwest: on the south Atlantic coast
moderate variable, except brisk northerly
on the Florida coast; on the east gulf
coast moderate ariable. becoming north
erly bv Sunday night: on the west gulf
? oast moderate variable, becoming north
erly. and on the great lakes moderate
northwest and west.
Tide Tables.
Today -lyow tide, 12:12 a.m. and 12:59
p.tn.: high tide. 6:11 a.m. and 6:47 p.m.
Tomorrow?Low tide. 1:10 a.m. and 1.48
p.m.; high tide. 7:0K a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today?Sun rose 5:25 a.m.; sun sets
6:37 p.m.
Tomorrow?Sun rises 5:26 a.m.
Moon sets 307 a.m. tomorrow.
The City Lights.
The < it\ lights and naphtha lamps all
lighted by thirty minutes after sunset;
extinguishing begun one hour before sun
rise. All arc and incandescent lamps
lighted fifteen minutes after sunset and
extinguished forty-five minutes before
Midnight, 68: 2 a.m., 65; 4 a.m.. 65;
?i a.m., 65; 8 a.m., 71; IO a.m., 78; 12 noon
84; 2 p.m., S8: 4 p.m.. 92; 6 p.m., 75;
* p.m.. 74: lo p.m., 73. Maximum, 92;
minimum. 64.
Relative humidity?8 a.m., 5S; 8 p.m., 79.
ltainfall (8 p.m. to s p.m.), .04.
Hours of sunshine. 10.3.
I'er cent of possible sunshine, 78.
Temperature same date last year?Maxi
mum, ?>7; minimum, 5N.
Up-River Waters.
S;rfeial bi?iwtrli to The Star.
HARPERS FERRY, August 28,-Poto
niac clear and Siiennndoah cloudy.
Temperatures in Other Cities.
Asb.-t ille. N. C <Mt
Atlanta. Ga :C
Atlantic City. N. J 7S
Bismarck. N. D u?>
Boston, .Ma>.i 8^1
Buffalo, N Y 7s
Chicago. Ill Mi
Cincinnati. Ohio i*4
Cheyenne. Wyo 6^
Oavenport, Iowa HO
I?enver. Col <W
IK'S Moines. Iowa 7*
Galveston, Tex Sti
Helena, Mont 74
Indianapolis. Ind tn?
.la<ktsinville. Fla. ..... s6
Kansas City. Mo >4
I ittle Ro- k. Ark
Ix* Aug- lea. ?'al
Marquette. Mich "H
Memphis. Tenu :?>
New Orleaii*. I.a
New York. X. t SO
North l'latie, ,\eh
Omaha. Neb 70
I'ittsbnrs. Fa *0
Portland. Me 7K
Portland. Ore
salt laket ity, t.tah.... .vi>
St I-oilis. Mo !???
.st, Paul. Minn 74
S.m 1'ram-ixo. Cai
.^prlugtield. III. 1*2
Tacoma. W a*ii
Toledo, Ohi" *H?
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Money for Playgrounds and
Camp Good Will.
Dressing Booms and Bathrooms at
Bosedale Beservation.
j Improvements Assured Before Be
ginning of Next Season?Maj.
Sylvester's Interest Manifested.
j A < director of the Playgrounds' Asso
ciation and \ice president of the Camp
; LJootl Will proje?t. Maj. Richard Sylve-- .
I tf r yesterday set aside *500 to each proj
i e t, the money having been turned over
to him by a friend to be used for the '
betterment of the children. It is the
opinion of Maj. Sylvester that there i^
no more worthy charity than the Camp
Good Will project.
' It is certainly a great blessing to the i
children who are fortunate enough to get |
: to Camp Good , Will and enjoy an out-I
; ing," Maj. Sylvester said to a Star re- ;
i porter, "and a visit to the place is all j
that is necessary to show what good '
work is being done."
The Playgrounds' Association, he also >
! thinks, is worthy of consideration by per- :
| sons who have Interest In the younger
| generation. As far back as 1898 Maj.
1 Sylvester discussed the question of pro
; viding playgrounds for children, and since ,
i that time many others have become
deeply interested in the project, and the
j children are enjoying the fruits of com
bined effort. ,
Suggestions Hade in '98.
In his report in ISOS Maj. Sylvester
"The small boy in ail large cities has :
long since become not only a subject of ,
j much complaint, but he has frequently!
fallen into the hands of the police, to j
his own disgust and to the annoyance and
embarrassment of anxious parents. The
continued encroachment upon the privi
leges formerly enjoyed by him has had
much to do with his early downfall. Driv
en from pillar to post, defeated in his
attempts to play ball on vacant lots or in
the streets, to swim in the river along
the city front, or to participate in any
amusement which occasions exuberation.
described in complaints as 'unusual
noise,' compels him to seek seclusion,
where he finds more dangerous sport to
occupy his leisure time.
"This condition of affairs is a forcible
argument for a playground where he
may enjoy freedom and open air. It is
, to he hoped that when it is necessary to
arrest, upon these minor charges, the
urchin who patronizes the street and va
j cant lot. such arrangements may be pro
j vided at the several station houses that
! his incarceration In a cell can be avoided
and yet his detention secured until the
penalty of the law is enforced. The con
fining of a small boy in a cell for a first
ofTense leaves a lasting impression on his
mind, which may eventually lead to an
unfortunate career. If the amount esti
mated for repairs to stations be appro
priated, rooms of detention may be pro
vided, and this presentation is submit
! ted as a further argument in support of
request for an Increased appropriation
for such purposes."
Goes More Into Detail.
The statements contained In the an
nual report of the superintendent of
police resulted in many phases of the
question being discussed, and the follow
ing year he went more into detail, say
ing In his report:
"The many laws and regulations which
affect, the occupancy of the streets* and
reservations, the playing of ball flying
of kites and assemblages, effectually
dampen the pastimes of city children and
tend to instill defiance into the more ad
vanced youth. Boys driven from pillar
to post in seeking spots for recreation
find quiet In the poolroom and cardroom,
w6rking a degeneracy which is to be de
I plored.
"It is not desirable that children ap
prehended for minor ofTenses should be
confined in cells, a? the fright and humil
iation incident thereto only tend to
harden, if not permanently mar the
career of the young, perhaps uninten
tional violator. His hours for nightly
recreation should be limited and his
scope for daylight enjoyment enlarged.
"Public playgrounds must sooner or
later prevail in the several sections of
the city. The proposition of Cel. Theo
dore A. Bingham, U. S. A., superinten
dent of public buildings and grounds, to
set aside parks for the purpose, deeerves
hearty 'support. But to make: such at
tractive there must be established the
tennis court, ball field, croquet ground,
bowling alley, swings, etc., all to be
utilized under an active and intelligent
police squad. The public bathing beach
is in line with the proposed establish
ments. From an insignificant beginning
i it has prospered and is now an assured
success. Its policing by a member of
the metropolitan police force ie an ex
penditure in a most laudable direction."
Approved by Women's League.
The Women's League in 1004 adopted
a resolution and sent a copy of it to the
superintendent of police. It recited that
"Maj. Richard Sylvester, chief of police
of the District of Columbia, has mani
fested much interest in having public
playgrounds set aside for the children of
Washington. He has worked faithfully
for six years in behalf of the children."
The Women's League of Washington,
D. C.. therefore, "accords Maj. Richard
Sylvester a rising vote of thanks.""
The f?*>00 given the Playgrounds Asso
ciation is to be used in providing dress
ing rooms and bathrooms at the Rose
dale playgrounds. while the money
donated to Camp Good Will is to be set
aside for the construction of a dining
room for the children, the work to be
done before the beginning of next sea
Maj.. Sylvester has received the thanks
of John Joy Edson and Maj. Andrew
Parker for his efforts in this direction,
and he himself hopes that his efforts
may be followed by the action of others
who should f*el an interest in this pro
gressive, health-giving recreation for the
growing youth and children of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Rebuilding the Large Marine Rail
way at. Alexandria Shipyard.
The work of rebuilding the large ma
rine railway at the old shipyard at Alex
andria is in progress, and when the work
is completed the railway will be practi
cally a new one and large enough to
haul out the large majority of the ves
sels owned here or that come up the
Potomac to this city. Not only is the
cradle, the portion of the railway In
which the vessel sets to be drawn from
the water, to be rebuilt, but the foun
dation on which the cradle moves Is also
being rebuilt- The water in the dock In
which the railway works has been
dredged and the whole plant is being
put in thorough order.
At Dean's boatyard, just north of Alex
andria. a new railway i& in process of
construction and will be ready for serv
ice early In the coming Winter. This
railway, while not as large as that at
tho old shipyard, will be large enough to
accommodate all the tugs owned here
and most of the vessels that bring lum
ber. wood and other cargoes here. It
is being built, it is stated. In a most sub
stantial manner and will be equipped
with either steam or electric machinery
to raise and lower the cradle. The wok
men are now engaged in the construction
of the foundations for the cradle and the
material for the cradle is being got out
so that the. work of building it can be
pushed when it.is. begun. . .
Trophy to Be Contested for in Comi ng Chamber of Commerce Pageant.
Published Statement of Negotiations
Opened Presupposes Misunder
standing- of Tariff Act. I
The published statement that the French
government had opened negotiations with
Washinton for an extension of the pres
ent commercial arrangement between the
two countries until some time next year
presupposes a misunderstanding on the
part of France of the authority of the
President of the United States to enter
tain a proposition of that character.
Under the terms of the new tariff act
the present rates are to continue in force
until March 31, 1910, when its maximum
pro\ lsions automatically go into operation
and are made to apply to all nations alike,
except in the eases of countries which give
to the United States the benefits of its
minimum rates. Tn puch cases the Presi
dent is authorized and directed to allow
to such designated countries the benefits
of the minimum rate?.
under t,Te terr"s ?f the new act
the President hap already given lioticc to
all countries which have had reciprocal
agreements with the United States of the
date when such arrangements would be
terminated, that of France, Switzerland
and Bulgaria being October 31, 1JX?. These
provisions are made mandatory, and at
the State Department it in declared that it
not within the power of the President
of the United States, or any authority
other than that of Congress itself, to
change It in any particular. The efforts
of the French government, therefore, to
secure an extension of the present ar
rangement beyond October 31, 1909, must
necessarily be futile, according to the
State Department officials.
James W. Springmann Suffering
From Bright's Disease.
James -W. Sprlngmann, deputy United
States marshal for the District of
Columbia, is seriously ill at his "home,
497 Maryland avenue southwest. Mr.
Sprlngmann was taken ill a little over
two weeks ago of Bright's disease, and
has been confined to his bed since Fri
day. the 13th instant. Last night he
was resting quietly, and his condition
showed a slight improvement.
For nearly twenty-seven years Mr.
Springmann has beeh the deputy marshal
j In charge of prisoner s on trial before
, the District-Supreme Court. lie is sixty
! eight years old. Previous to becoming
l deputy marshal he was a member of the
local fire department. In his long years
j of service he has made many friends,
and his popularity has been unfailing
: even among his prisoners. In all his
| service he has never had a bad mark
on his record, und has never permitted
a prisoner to escape or to offer resistance.
This is regarded as remarkable when
it is recalled that he has handled some
of the most desperate characters in the
Jim Sprfngmann has had in his custody
all of the principals of celebrated murder
and other criminal trials. Never since
his appointment has he carried a revolver.
He made many trips to and from the
jail and the courthouse with Howard
Schneider, Mrs. Bonlne, Mrs. Bradley,
Mrs. May, Frank K. "Ward Mac-hen and
other defendants of note.
Mr. Springmann had been feeling ill
for several weeks before lie was forced
to remain in bed. but he steadfastly
refused to heed the advice of Mrs. Spring
mann to take a rest.
Delay in Completing Hospital Ship.
The naval hospital ship Solace at the
Charleston navy yard was expected to be
readj for scrvice by September 15, but
owing to the delay in the delivery of
certain fixtures, the vessel will not lie
able to leave the yard much before the
firs' of October. The naval medical of
ficers who will be associated with Sur
geon George Pickiell. who will be in
command of the Solace, will be desig
nated within the next few weeks. It
is intended to assign the Solace to peri
odical duty with the fleet, and at other
times to have the vessel act as a hospital
station ship at places where there arc no
hospital facilities on .shore.
Two Points Behind Lowest Winning
Team at Camp Perry.
The Scores.
Sppcial Dispatch to Tbe Star.
CAMP PERRY, Ohio. August 28.?The
1st Regiment. District of Columbia, to
day just missed the money in the cham
pionship regimental team match. It
landed fifth with fifteen competitors,
scoring 7G4. The fourth and last money
place was held by the 1st Squadron of
Cavalry, Colorado, which made 766.
! The 1st Infantry. Colorado, took the
; match with 7?J4. The 2d Connecticut
! was second, 78.0, and the 2d Ohio, third,
789. The 5th Maryland's 751 got the
tenth place and the 4th Maryland. 729.
thirteenth. The 15th United States In
fantry. which was eleventh, scored 750;
the 2d United States Infantry fourteenth,
710. and the 10th United States Infantry
fifteenth, 65:;. At 200 yards the 1st Dis
trict scored 240; at 000 yards, 280; at
1,000 yards. 244.
Lieut. Col. James E. Bell of the Dis
trict won the 600-yard state secretaries'
match for the second time. Two years
ago he took it with 47. today with 45.
First Lieut. George C. Shaw, 27th In
fantry,' captain of the infantry team,
with 67, won the association's champion
ship gold medal for annual members, and
K. V.'. Hessian of New York, with 04
the championship gold medal for life
members. Lieut. Shaw is a Washing
tonian, having served in the District Na
tion Guard, the 1st District of Columbia
Volunteer Infantry, war with Spain, and
on District rifle teams prior to receiving
commission In the United States Army.
He has earned a medaL of honor.
The championship company team match
was won by Company F, 1st Minnesota,
with 438.
Mother Has Hopes of Finding Lad
Absent Three Years.
Three years ago Charles II. Taylor, who
was then fourteen years old, disappeared
from the home of his parents in North
east Washington and has not yet re
turned. His parents are now living at
529 15th street, and last evening his
anxious mother sent an appeal to the
police, hoping they might be able to find
some trace of her son.
Last night was not the first time she
had made the request. Ever since the
boy went away she has been making re
peated efforts to find some trace of him,
hut her efforts have been In vain. Where
j he went when he left home his parents
I have not the slightest idea. All they
know is that one afternoon he failed to
appear at the dining table.
That night Charlie failed to put in an
appearance at the usual hour for retir
ing. and his absence alarmed his parents.
The hoy is now seventeen years old. He
has a freckled face and his Initials are
tattooed in It is left arm. Tomorrow In
spector Boardman will have a descrip
tion of the missing boy printed In the
daily publication of the police depart
ment, and copies of it will be sent to all
parts of the country.
Judge Weakley Announces His
Candidacy in Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. August 28.?Judge
S. D. Weakley of Birmingham, former
chief justice of the Alabama supreme
court, and framer of most cf th? pro
hibition measures recently passed by the
extra session of the Alabama legislature
today made formal announcement of his
candidacy for the democratic nomina
tion for governor. The elections are to
iv* held in 1010.
Judge Weakley states he will not organ
ize his campaign until after November
2. the date of the election on the pro
posed prohibition amendment to the state
Chanticleer Is Exiled, or Else
He's Executed.
Not a Single Booster Permit Is Ap
plied For.
Woe Be Unto Any Lusty Cock That
Crows in Washington
Indications point to a roosierless city.
Although over one hundred applications
have been filled by keepers of chickens
and pigeons for peTmits ,o keep fowls
under t.ie new chicken regulations, not a
I single application to keep a rooster has
, as yet been filed. With the application
to keep a barnyard song bird the law re
i quires that the consent or a majority of
j the householders in the square where his
crowing is to be heard morning, noon
and night must be filed.
I Tn the opinion of the officials of the
I health department there will be mighty
few roosters left to crow in the built-up
sections of the National Capital after tM
chicken regulations have been in force a
few days. Some admirers of the king of
the roost have already enjoyed a Sundav
dinner ?with his majesty as the occupant
of the platter in front of "dad." and other
similar feasts in other households are in
Some of the admirers of the chanti
cleers. however, have not lost all hope of
his continued presence in their midst.
' This is Indicated by the fact that several
j blank applications for permits to keep
roosters have been secured from the
j health department. The owners are talk
I !ng soothingly to their neighbors regard
ing the musical qualities of their particu
lar roosters, and hope to gain the con
! sent of a majority of Hie residents in
; their square.
Lucky Birds. These!
Roosters who have secured homes in the
j Jess populous squares of the District will
j not be molested, for I he law prohibits
; the keeping of roosters without the con
| sent of a majority of the neighbors or.ly
in squares where more th3n 7"? per cent
of the property is improved. Some of the
chanticleers are seeking safetv in those
secluded spots.
The sanitary inspectors of the health
department, headed by Chief Inspector
Holman and Acting Assistant Chief In
spector Butts are the busiest men in
V\ ashington these days. A continuous
procession of chicken and pigeon keepers
has been winding its way through the
offices of the health department during
the past week since the issue of permits
was begun, making inquiries regarding
the requirements of the new regulations
and securing application blanks for per
As soon as applications are filed they
are referred to sanitary inspectors for
investigation, ar.d as over 100 applica
tions are now on file the inspectors are
spending much time in chicken and
pigeon houses. The new regulations lay
down certain rules for the cleanliness
of the homes of the fowls and permits
are not issued until it is known that
these conditions have been met by the
Several henhouses in the populous sec
tions of the city have been found in
good condition by the inspectors, and,
upon this finding, the health officer is
ready to Issue permits in these cases It
is expected that a dozen or more per
mits to keep chickens will be issued
Monday. But in all these cases, the
houses will be a roosterless chicken's
Eden. In none of the cases so far in
vestigated and reported upon by the in
spectors have male birds been found.
Farewell, Proud Chanticleers.
Several keepers of fowls announced their
^ intention to banish or execute the roosters
, in their broods, when told of the require
ments for a permit to keep the chanti
cleers. They do not care, it is explained,
to go about among their neighbors in an
effort to secure the necessary majority of
consents to allow the barnyard songbirds
to remain.
These are. indeed, dark days for the
rooster. Under instructions from Police
Chief Sylvester, bluecoats are searching
out the sources of every "'cock-a-doodle
do" they hear on their respective beats
and warning the owners, if the squares
are populous, that the neighbors have a
say as to whether the creator of this song
shall remain. And it is expected that be
fore many days orders for the legal exe
cution or banishment of certain roosters
will be issued by the police.
Schooner Constance, plaster from Nor
folk to the Alexandria dealers; power
sloop Daisy, at Alexandria, to load a
general cargo for Farmlngton. Md.: tug
Rosalie, with a tow of sand and gravel
laden lighters from a down-river point;
schooner Washington, cord wood from a
river point to the dealers; steamer Dennis
Simmons, at Alexandria to complete the
unloading of a cargo of lumber and
shingles from Norfolk; tug Minerva, with
a tow from a down-river point; tug
Lucille, towing sand and gravel lighters
from Piscataway creek.
Schooner Henry S. Lawson, light, for
a Virginia point, to load back to this
city; schooner Llsbeth Jackson, light, for
a bay point, to load lumber for this
port or Baltimore; schooner Edith Ver
rall, light, for Mattox creek, to load
back to this city; schooner J. P. Robin
son, light, for Upper Machodoc creek, to
load cord wood and grain for the local
dealers: schooner Oriental, light, for a
river point, to load back to this citv;
schooner Goldle C.. light, for a down
river point, to load back to this city;
schooner Stephen Chase, light, for a
Potomac point, to load canned goods back
to this city: schooner Agnes Quillan, l!ght,
for a North Carolina point, to load.
Schooner Isabel is under chatter to re
turn to the Rappahannock river to load
lumber for dealers here; schooner Silver
Star is in Quantlco creek loading for this
2ity; schooner Ruth A- Price has sailed
from Baltimore for Alexandria witli
lumber; schooner Thomas H. Kirby is at
Baltimore with a cargo of wheat from
a Potomac point; schooner Murray
; Vandiver is at a York river point load
ing lumber for this city and Baltimore;
schooner John A. Curtiss is at West
Point. Va., to load.
The three-masted schooners Edna and
Sequin, which unloaded fertilizer ma
terial at Alexandria about ten days ago
and which sailed in company for Bal
timore to load coal, have completed tak
ing on their cargoes and have left Bal
timore in tow for the capes. They will
make the trip up the coast to New Eng
land. where they will unload, in company,
if the weather will allow.
The rebuilding of the large lighter be
longing to Johnson & Wimsatt at Ed
Cumberland's boathouse is progressing
rapidly, and it is stated that the vessel
will be ready for her new deck this week,
and will be ready to return to service
?by the end of the week. The lighter is
used to carry lumber and building ma
terial from this city to nearby points
on the river.
Customs Appraisers to Meet.
Assistant Secretary Reynolds has sent
to the appraisers of customs at all the
large ports of the country notification to
be present at a meeting of appraisers
in New York, to be held beginning No
vember 8. These meetings take place
annually, but this year's meeting has
bee.i delayed so that the Payne bill may
get into operation. The work of the ap
praisers is to discuss differences in classi
fication of rates at the various ports and
attempt lo;btlfig about uniformity..
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Cupid Finds a Way to Overcome Se
rious Obstacle.
Love may laugh at locksmiths, but tlie
absence of a marriage license on the
happy day is serious. It was the neglect
of this necessary detail to the ceremony
that caused many moments of anxiety
for William L. Powell of Danville. Va?
and Miss Juliette Kendall of this city
yesterday afternoon, when they sought
the happy termination of their romance,
expecting to get married and "live happy
ever after."
When Mr. Powell and his intended bride
arrived at the courthouse yesterday for
the license they found the doors closed
and boited. Mr. Powell rapped impa
tiently. but received no response. For a
moment it looked gloomy. Being re
sourceful he turned his energies in an
other direction. He looked up bis friend,
(Jeorge W. Drew. With Mr. Drew's aid As
sistant Clerk Hawken of the District Su
preme Court was located and consented
to meet the couple at the city hall and
iS6*Je the necessary license.
Rev. J. B. McLaughlin performed the
ceremony. Following a wedding feast at
the Raleigh Hotel the bride and groom
left Washington on the Norfolk boat for
a sea trip to New York and Boston.
Proceedings of International Broth
erhood of Electrical Workers.
The opening session of the division of
the International Brotherhood of" Klec
trical Workers, embracing the District
of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Penn
sylvania and New Jersey, at Costello's
Ilall yesterday afternoon, was devoted
to the reception and acceptance of cre
dentials and the seating of delegates.
At the second session last night the offi
cers' reports were read, and referred to
the. proper committees. No action has
as yet been taken in connection with t!i?
controversy between the Reed and M?? -
Nulty factions and the American Federa
tion of Labor. Before adjournment latn
last night announcement ? was made that
the meetings will be resumed tomorrow
There are aoout forty delegates in at
tendance. representing the cities of
Washington. D. C.: Philadelphia.
Scranton. Kaston Harris burg, Williams
port, Wilkesbarre, Altoona, Allentow?i
and Tamaqua, Pa.; Atlantic City, N. J.;
Wilmington, Del.; Cumberland, Balti
more and Annapolis. Md.
The officers of the convention are W.
J. Gillen, Philadelphia, district president:
Charles Hoffman, Allentown, Pa., first
vice president: H. W. Potter, second vice
president: C. W. Davis. Baltimore, third
vice president; J. B. Simpson, Washing
ton, secretary-treasurer.
Playground Supervisor West Hurt
by Fall From Auto.
James K. West, supervisor of the Wash
ington playgrounds, is suffering from a
broken arm and minor bruises, as a re
sult of a fall from his automobile a few
days ago.
At his home last night it was stated
that he is Improving rapidly and will not
be confined 'o the house more than a
day or two longer. He is expected to be
able to visit'the several playgrounds to
Says He Was Robbed of $25.
The police were notified last night bv
William Dougherty, giving his address a*
Ins -1th street northeast, that he was
robbed of yesterday afternoon. The
money, he stated, was taken from him
by a colored man.
Where most people have great self
control is about their generosity.?New
York Press.
For Juvenile Authors in
?Turn to the Comic Section of THE Sl.'XDAY
STAR today and find "America's History iti Cut-Outs"
on the last page. Cut out and paste the cut-out accord
ing to the diagram in the lower right-hand corner. Then
write a 3C>o-word composition on the subject of the cut
out?"Hendrik Hudson Sails Up the Hudson.'* Mail
your composition and the finished cut-out to The Sun
day Editor of The Evening Star. They must reach him
by noon Wednesday to he eligible for one of the five
prizes of Si.oo each which will be awarded for the five
best compositions and neatest cut-outs. Then next Sat
urday turn to the Children's Page and see if your com
position is awarded one of the prizes. If you fail in this
week's contest?"Try, try again."
Remember the conditions?you must be under six
teen years of age and you must submit both composi
tion and cut-out by Wednesday noon. If received later
they will be ineligible.
Dcn't miss this opportunity to earn vacation money.
It appears today in the Comic Section of

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