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N _ _ ? e m WILL b 3U5T A& I OiD vn/T>4 Mer rrt better, TT SO0 T*fA?^ Go/Nfr * OR. TW/CE I'LL. ttwuwwn??M?:?i J1 SPORTS I -? JOHNSON SURE, SAYS DELANEY - A ????? ^ Billy** Delano, the vcteraa trataer, who will he ehlef aecond to Johnaoa today, *alds "JohsMin will wla. There eaa he ao doabt about that polat. He will defeat JeflTrlen becaune he ha* unbounded confidence, combined with wonderful muncular development. The bis nefrro'o ambition 1* to be the champion pu" * ?clll*t of the world. *o man of the build and clevernei** of thin dunky (giant, whore heart Ik la hlo work, eaa be defeated by Jeffrie*.** "Do not think that I underrate Jeffrie*. I know him perhapa better than doe* aay other man la the world. He Ik not a flgchter who lovea the same, therefore he larka confidence. Inderotaad, I doa't think he In a coward, for when he icet* Into the thlek of tke fray he will flight, but he will come to the hattlefgrouad with lukewarm latereat la the teat he moot face.** JOHNSON'S CHANCE IN A LONG FIGHT Betting Indicates That to Win Jeff Must Rush Matters in Early Rounds. RENO. Nev., July 4.?Jim Jeffries will nter the ring today a 10-to-6^ favorite. This la the sentiment among the bettors -i and the bets recorded seem to forecast * bo change either way. As an Interesting Insight into the bet ting situation last night, the board In Corbett's poolroom showed the following record of tickets sold: Jeffrie*. Johnson. 1 to 5 rounds 34 2 H to 9 rounds 30 5 10 to 13 rounds.V.V.3U 7 14 to 18 rounds 34 17 19 to 24 rounds 30 32 2% and over 48 32 An analysis of this table would indicate that the public believes Johnson's chances of success will increase very laMalf o#?ap tKo ikleiaonth rAi i nH I?1 BVIJ ICI l|l*l V^VUVII I "There is plenty of money comipg in on both men, and it's take your choice < at M to ?%," was Betting Commissioner Tom Corbett's statement. "There is also plenty of even money and take your pick * on the 20-round proposition. These odds . probably will prevail up to the time the men enter the ring. "This is not a big betting fight, strange to say," added Corbett. "We are han dling plenty of money, but nothing like the amount we expected to come in. We handled more money in San Francisco before we moved to Reno than we have taken in here. It may open up, however, when the specials all get in and * the east and west meet on a common speculative ground." Clarence Berry, warm personal frtend and admirer of Jeffries, who la credited with having made the odds by placing - many thousands of dollars on the former . champion, came in yesterday, but had nothing to &ay as to his betting plans. There was a great deal of Johnson sentiment among the small bettors, but the champion's partisans were looking for the best odds to be had, and quietly took the lO to in goodly aggregate. There was no rush to hack Johnson at any time, but a quiet, steady play was made on the black man. This came more from eastern rivals than from tl>e western contingent, among whom the JefTrles sentiment is generally strong. "Sentiment is cutting a big figure in this fight." declared a well known sporting man who has watched the betting ' since the men began training. "The west naiu.allv leans to Jeffries because he is a western man and because westerners are better acquainted with him personally. But I believe it is too much sentiment * and not enough of cold speculative reaT sonlng that is making Jeffries such a topheavy favorite. It looks to me like a l't to 8 or lO to ft proposition, and I would not be surprised to see it at one of those . figures before the gong rings." On one of the San Francisco special trains carrying fourteen Pullmans filled with notables from that city a poll was made yesterday morning as it came over the mountains, and the bet.ing showed " 2 to 1 In favor of Jeffries. That Is. twice as many tickets were taken on Jeffries as on Johnson. But this was among a crowd of Jeffries* "own people. " and personal friendship probably played a considerable part. Mrs. Jeffries Hopes Jim Will Herer light Again RENO, Nev . July 4.-"I*d prefer not to say anything about it." said Mrs. James J. Jeffries this morning, when asked for her opinion of the fight. "I'm not interested in prize fighting." she continued. "I am interested, of course, in my husband's welfare, and 1 hope he will win. and believe he will win. but still more J hone that whatever happens this will be Jim's last tight." -. .. , | 0 e 4 # > SHOWS BLO * s k \kK& TSTFPfctS.fr AT ME. EME1N CnrHCfc MAM I HAWK > CATCH- TREW COM/MO- TTJWAFD5 >*/R H TS?PP t A05 ONCE (owi ews tesrcARD^ > OF ALL t ;: f ..... "JEFF' WINNER, SAYS CORBETT Jaan J. Cerbett, Jctrtci' ckief aid, aayas **I believe JeffHei to be la areat eoadltlaa far a loaar, Kroellat battle. I la satisfied aa dlataaee would be taa Kreat for blat. Persoaally, however, I'aa sorry be baa mat daae aeore faat work, aoeh aa boiln^ aad ahadaw daaelair. Beeaaae of lack of thla aort of exerelae I flrnre Jokaaoa will drive klai a aierry time la the early atajces of the l(ht. JelTrlea, however, la la shape to take a beattajc, aad hell be itraay aad eaaelaar whea the other fellow la tired, I thlak JelTrlea a aare wla aer." ?. ?. Smothers Bets $10,000 On Johnson to Win Fight RENO. July 4.?E. E. Smathers, the eastern horseman, has wired to Jack Gleason to put $10,000 on Jack Johnson at the odds prevailing at I . the ringside when the gong is struck for the contest between James J. Jeffries and Jack Johnson today. ? This is the one really big commission so far offered. While this wijl be one of the most interesting fights in history, it seems to be a bad betting proposition. JACK'S MOTHER CONFIDENT. Assures Callers That Her Son Will Win Early in Scrap. CHICAGO, 111., July 4.?Mrs. Tiny Johnson'. mother of Jack Johnson, the pugilist, was the center of attraction among the colored folks of Chicago yesterday. Several hundred persons called at the Johnson residence, at 3344 Wabash avenue. to ascertain the correct "dope" on his condition and his chances of defending his title. These persons were assured by Jack's mother and sisters that an early victory was expected, as they had received two telegrams during the day from Jack in which he stated he was in perfect condition and expected to winIn a recent letter to his mother, the negro stated he would leave Reno tonight, arriving In Chicago Thursday and leaving i ror mew iora rTKiay 10 open a week's engagement at a roof garden. Dozens of colored church members called Mrs. Johnson by telephone and assured her that they were praying for her son's victory at Reno today. Pastors of most colored churches condemned the prize tight. The Rev. A. C. Cary. pastor of the Institutional Church, said: . "I look upnit : the fight as a manifestation of the^brutal I on the part of both men. The tight is int eresting m<4ety from a sociological point ! of view, inasmuch as ft is charged by many that the negro race is degenerating physically. I will watch the outcome of the fight from that point of view and will be glad for Johnson to win if it demonstrates the fact that our race 1$ geti ting stronger. "I condemn prize fights and all manifestations of brute force." f : I Sunday American League Games. | ? : Divide a Double-Header. CHICAGO, July 4.?Chicago and St. Louis divided a double-header yesterday before a large crowd. Chicago won the first by a score of 4 to 1. Powell held the home nine safe in the second, enabling St. Louis to win by a score of 3 to 1. New nam and Mullen divided the batting honors. The scores follow: R H E. Chicago 2 0 O 1 0 0 O 1 x-^4 8 .i St. Louts lOOOOOOO 0-1 4 2 St. Louis...10100010 0-3 10 O Chicago OOOOOl 00 O-l 7 0 Tigers Hose Out Heps. DETROIT, July 4.?Detroit rallied In the eighth inning yesterday and scored three runs on a singlte, a base on balls, a stolen base, a sacrifice fly and Morlartv's home run. Harkness was relieved by Koestner with two out and shut ojf the scoring. In the ninth the champions scored the winning run on three singles. The scor$ follows: R H ? Detroit 00000003 1?4 14 3 , Cleveland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-3 7 2 ?r ? | Sunday National League Garnet. Cub* Win Final Game. ST. LOUIS. July Chicago won the final game from St. Louis yesterday in a drizzling rain by a score of 3 to 3. Sallee was hit hard in the opening innings, and finally gave way to Lush. Cole was very effective. Only one game was played, owing to the bad condition of the grounds. The score: R H ? Chicago 2 1O10 1O0 o i St. Louis ... 00100101 0?3 3 0 Pirates Bnnch Hits. OtXeKtNWri,- July Ir-The - Pitts burgs WS WITH W * ' . / - 4 / "l OOHT 7> THAT U A LEPr He AfHD I'LL' PAW ALL SORTS| bunched their hits with Cincinnati's errors yesterday and won easily by a score of 10 to 2. Camnltz was hit frequently, but kept the hits well scattered. Wilson's hitting was the feature. He mads a single, a double, a triple, a home run and reached first once on an error. The score: R H E Pittsburg 0 O 0 2 0 3 .3 2 0-10 14 i Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 O 0 1 0 1? 2 12 5 O ? STANDINGS, SCHEDULES AND RESULTS IN BIG BASE HAT.T. LEAGUES * + 1 American League. Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Lose. Philadelphia. 42 21 .667 .672 .656 New York .. ? .76 25 .500 .507 .581 Detroit 30 20 .574 .570 .565 Boston 33 28 .541 .540 .532 Cleveland 27 30 .474 .483 .466 Chicago 28 34 .452 .460 .444 Washlngtea.. 25 30 .301 .400 .383 St. Louis .... 10 43 .306 .317 .302 F National League. Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Lose. Chicago 40 21 .656 .661 .645 New York ... 37 23 .617 .623 .601 Pittsburg. . . . 32 28 .j33 .541 .523 Cincinnati... 32 31 .508 .516 .500 Philadelphia. 20 32 .475 .484 .409 St. Louis 20 36 .446 .433 .439 Brooklyn.... 26 34 .433 .443 .426 Boston 23 43 .349 .358 .343 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. American League. Chicago 4 St. I?uls. 1 St. Louis 3 Chicago ] Detroit 4 Cleveland i National League. Pittsburg 10 Cincinnati \ Chicago 5 St. Louis 2 SCHEDULES. American League. Boston at Washington. 1 Detroit at Cleveland. New l'ork at I'blla. I St 1' Louts at Chicago. National League. Brooklyn at New York. I Chiago at Pittsburg. Philadelphia at Boston.! Cincinnati at St. Louis, ? MINOR LEAGUE GAMES. American Association. At Indianapolis?Indianapolis, 2; Toledo* 1. At Louisville?Columbus, 3; Louisville, 1. At Minneapolis?MlnneajioMa, 4; St. Paul, 0. At -Kansas City?Milwaukee. 5; Kansas City 4 ifirst gaut<*>. Kansas City. 5; Milwaukee, 2 (second gatnei. Eastern League. At Uorlij Point. R. I.?Baltimore, 0; Provi deuce, 3 At Montreal?Montreal-Buffalo, rain. At Newark?Newark, 3; Jersey City, 1. ' Southern League. At Memphis- Montgomery. 6; Memphis, 1. At New Orleans?Mobile-New Orleans, wet grounds. New York State League. At Bingbamton?Wllkebarre, 9; Bingham ton, 0. At Elmira?Koran ton, 1; Elmira, 0. At I'tlca?I'tlca, 5; Troy. 1. At Syracuse?Albany, 3; Syracuse, 2. Western League. At Omaha-Denver, 7; Omaha, 4 iflrst game). Omaha. 6; Denver. 3 (second game). At St. Joseph?St. Joseph. 3; Dea Moines, 0. At Sioux City?Wichita, ?: Sioux City, 7. At Lincoln?To|ieka, 3; Lincoln, U. Connecticut League. At Waterhury Watcrliury, 2; Northampton. 1. At New Hateu?Springfield. 3; New Haven, 2 PEOPLE'S REGATTA. NmtIv onO Oantman Entered in the Virion* Event*. PHILADELPHIA. July 4.?Hot. humid weather is the prospect for the People's regatta this afternoon on the Schuylkill river, which is held annually on Independence day under the auspices of the city of Philadelphia, councils appropriating *5.000 for prizes and expenses. Nearly 300 oarsmen are entered in the various events, most of them representing New York and Philadelphia clubs. Detroit and Baltimore are . also represented. Thirteen events are scheduled, including singles, doubles, fours, gigs and eights, starting with ' the senior sculls at 3 p.m. and concluding with the senior eight-oared shell race at 0 o'clock. Many of the oarsmen were on the river early today for a final tuning up. Unless a thunderstorm comes up and rufller the water the course probably will be in excellent condition. All races will ha at a mile and a hall over the National course. John Estapheon, a. young Greek, wai run over and badly mangled at Norfolk, Va? by a motor car and trailer bounc for Goean View HICH JOHNS* HN< THAT MB CArt LAhQ IPTON M? rHArs Mu,t+e HAS \OK TO r>*E fcODV OS- THE" T* tf AwE MV ?VE DEEtEP W*- ^ r TftE V(4HlLS# GREAT STRUGGLE FOR ~ COBE TROPHY TODA Big Field in Annual 200-Mil Motor Car Race at Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS. July 4. ? The annu 200-mile motor car race for the Col trophy will be run this afternoon at t! Indianapolis speedway, and in the gre ; crowd that is expected to attend it w be many members of the Chicago Aut mobile Club, of which the donor of tl trophy, Ira M. Cobe, is president, a: automobile enthusiasts from other citk The event last year was a road race ov the Crown Point, Ind., course, and w, won by Louis Chevrolet. The entran today are as follows: Marquette-Bulek Louis Cfcevro! Marquette- Bulek A. Cherrol Marquctte-Buick Burtn 1 National Wile 1 National Aitk National K'nca National H.irt Marmon ' Harro 1 I Ma rmon Daw. I'opc-Hnrtford F Mercedes Wlsbi i Groat Western M? Great Weatern Die Black-Cmw ,C? Black-Crow Stlm ' Kal I'eai Fal Helnem Alov Gra The cars entered mjst be of GOO cut inches piston displacement or less. Preceding the Cobe race, events of fiv ten and twenty miles in the differe i stock car classes will be run. i NEGRO PARADE FORBIDDEN. Planned Celebration at Pittsbur Expecting Johnson's Victory. PITTSBURG, July 4.?The police ha Interdicted a jollification and para which the negroes of the Wylie aven district proposed to hold in the expect tion that Johnson would win. The pr prietor of a hotel for negroes had hir 1 a band. Other elaborate preparations hi I been made. More than ip.000 negro swarm in the Wylie avenue district wit in a radius of less than half a mile. T 5 police were informed by the white rei ' dents that if the negroes were allow to parade there would be trouble. It was reported that the leaders of se eral ward gangs had planned to get < housetops and bombard the parading n groes with bricks from chimneys. Se eral rough gangs, such as the "R< Onions." the "Owls" and the "Fort nlners." who would not hesitate to sta a rfl ( A iH At hot'A ln#/votA<l '11 ?* ?* "?? c mrc0icu viic uiDirit When the night police went -on duty la evening word was passed to the negro : that the proposed celebration would n be tolerated. The negroes are in an ug mood, declaring that they have a right celebrate on the Fourth of July. POTOMAC BAPTIST MEETING I Fifty-Fifth Annual Session Will ] Held at Leesburg. Special Oorre*|?oinloiic-e of The Star. LEE8BURG, Va., July 4, 1910. The banks and all of the stores Leesburg are closed today in observan of the national holiday. A large numb of persons will attend the horse show Hamilton, while a large contingent w also go to Washington this afternoon 1 the base ball ggmes and to get the r turns from the prize tight. The flfty-flfth- annual session of tl Potomac Baptist Association will be he . at the Baptist Church in Hamilton, Lo doun county. August 17. 18 and 19. Tl associational sermon will be preached 1 Rev. W. Ernest Gibson of Middleburg, < his alternate, Rev. T. G. Phillips Herndon. ' The officers of the assoc'ation. whit includes the city of Alexandria ai the counties of Alexandria. Fcirfa Prince William, Ix>udour.. Fauquier, Sta ford and Culpeper, are Westwood Hutc inson of Manassas, moderator: Robe [ A. Hutchinson of Manassas, clerk; Jam R. Mansfield of Alexandria, assista clerk, and John W. Kincheloe of Recto town, treasurer. The annual woman's meeting oLthe P tomae Association will be held at Litt giver Church, Loudoun county, July 1 followed by the missionary institute tl 15th. Rev. C. C. Durkee. recently appoint) i rector of Christ Church, Goresville. ai Belmont chapel, conducted services at tl former church Sunday morning and the latter Sunday afternoon. Mr. Durk was appointed by Bishop Gibson a fe weeks ago, and arrived at Goresvl] Friday. A union meeting was held at the O Church, North Fork, Loudoun ccunt Friday. Saturday and Sunday. Rev. S. Dalton of Front Royal conducted tl . services. Rev. Dr. McAllister, field secretary the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, w 1 preach at .the Methodist Church in Lee ' burg Sunday morning next, and at tl ' Baptist Church in the evening. Rev. Harry M. Moffett. pastor of tl Presbyterian Church, Leesburg, w preach at Lincoln, Va., the afternoon ' Sunday, July 31. Royals Beat Regents. r In a quick and snappy game played McDevltt'a Field yesterday morning t Royal A. C. No. 2 defeated the stro i Regent nine by the score, of 14 to 7, t . features of the game being the pitchi I of. McRIroy and the batting of Fowler i Uie -winness. ....... \ 3N EXPECTS Ti WM >.... . TESTER kW - ?ou,<> & 1U- JUM ^ hahd O CAH 5T> t IT RK =NOTED CHESS PLAYER I r TRAINS ON DIAMOND, le J. R. Capablanca, Captain of Collegiate Team, Finds Diversion in Base Ball. 4 al NEW YORK. July 4.'-Th*t the national be game of base ball has been made to a be serve the purpose of a training device In * at the prepftation of an International chess * 111 master may not be generally known to o- the followers of either pastime, but such he is the fact in the case of Jose'R. Capa- y -in blanca of New York, famed both as a ?s. Cuban champion " and Pan-American n er champion. * - ^ HS This youth, who will step into the in- ? !ts ternational chess arena without having ' had to incur the customary and laborious ^ [et preparations which go to make up the let recognized master, flnds the active out- P an door life provided by the pursuit of base ? bait indispensable to his physical and -j de mental well being. The complete change j of surroundings and atmosphere enables t ?.t him to direct his thoughts, focused for long periods at a time upon the com- ? >n. binations on the chessboard in the smoke n r!? laden air of the clubrooms, into totally * different and more refreshing channels. I1 rce Thus it is that this youth, to whose ap- r "? pearance in Hamburg .this month the .en- j, lD' tire chess 4-orld is looking forward with d >ic eager expectancy, hardly knows what it h re is to have a moment's"Indisposition, ex- 1 nt cepting in the winter, -when an occasional r cold will obtain the upper hand. Capabl&nea has played base ball since 1 he arrived ffom Cuba"to study at"Colutn- P bia, and this year is the captain of a " little band of tossers reorganized as the Collegiate base ball team, which plays g most of its home games at Park Ridge. I N. J. That it is a good team is shown * by the fact that only one game has been lest this season. On the eve of his departure for Hamburg Capablanca will figure In a game scheduled to be played ue in Pearl River, N. J., today. Tomorrow a. morning he will board the steamship ^ Kaiser Wilhelm II, bound for Bremen, whence he will repair to the scene of the ed international contest which opens at sd Hamburg July 18. es Capablanca in his Initial effort will be j. called upon to face the pick of European chess talent. According to the official list of accepted entries, limited to eighteen si- and in which Capablanca is classed as J ed froip Cuba, there are ten countries repre- t sented, and no less than seventeen differ- (j ent cities. Vienna Is the only city which v" will have two masters In the competitions. . The official list, received here yesterday, * e" is as follows: t< v" J. R. Capablanca, Havana; O. 8. Duras, n ed Prague: L. Forgacs, Budapest; D. Janow- j, y" ski; Paris; W. John. Dresden; W. Koehn, lein. Pirmasens, Bavaria; P. S. Leon, hardt. Leipzig; F. J. Marshall, New'York; ? st P. Nlemzowitsch. Riga; A. Rubinstein, s e* Warsaw; G. 8. Salwe, Lodz; C. Schlech- , Ot Tfi*nnn.- 4 . \ mcfarHam * R '* Spiel man n, Munich; Dr. S. Tarrasch. Nu- a remburg; 8. Tartakower. Vienna: R. tl Teichmann, Berlin, and P. D. Yates, Man- p cheater. < _ ' ? One of the few newcomers and the only . one to represent England, is F. D. Yates, who,, like Capablanca. has not won a V )( mastership, but was accepted because of d his recent fine showing in national tournaments and the cable match. Ames . Burn of Liverpool, who was wont to -play for England, withdrew his entry in consequence of a misunderstanding with the * jn committee. Mr. Burn, took umbrage, at g j a formal communication Informing him _ that art answer to his application would er be sent, him in three week* from'the time " at of filing. Notwithstanding a letter of ex- n III planatton from the secretary.v.Burn re- t< to fused to reconsider his withdrawal. e- r y NEW STYLE IN SEA-SERPENTS, ? tie m ' ' S Staten Island Monster Twenty Feet 2 r,e long, With Turtle's Head. jy NEW YORK. July 4.?The presence of ^ or a green-eyed reptilian monster in Great of Kills. Staten Island, was reported yesterday by John Seaton. superintendent ef ;h public buildings. Richmond borough, id There were two .witnesses?Harry Brown, Q x, assistant superintendent. and James Lf. Moore, chief inspector of the bureau of h- buildings. F rt Supt. Seaton and his two subordinates es came ashore at New Brighton yesterday nt with a string of fish and the story. The ii ,r_ chief inspector said the serpent had a li turtle's head. The men agreed that it ei o- was twepty feet long. * ii le The serpent. Seaton asserted, was sight- t) 4, ed a hundred yards offshore. Its head . lie rose from the surface, he said, and it began spouting columns of water. When its Cl rd nose almost touched the propeller 8eaton Ii id said he struck it with a life preserver, c, lie and it dived beneath the boat. h at . w HUGE ELEPHANT SLAIN. * le I, ld It Had Created Terror in the Dar- a jeeling Tea District. J he Foreign Correspondence of The Star. LUCKNOW, India. June 14. 1?10. ? An elephant which had for some time s- past caused terror among the people .in p he the Darjeellng district was shot last * week after an exciting hunt. n Jj* On getting news of its 'appearance 11 of Messrs. Sydney M. Smith, Cruickshank 'j and Pitcairn went after it. Mr. Smith ? * 4? ?-A ..4 .Wet Was IOnuu?ie 111 BvtiiuB vuc moi mivi at It, whereupon the elephant charged him, and he had to hide behind a tea at bush. It then passed within. fifteen feet, d he and Mr. Smith put a second shot into its P n* shoulder, which dropped it. tl he Several shots were then fired into it by it ng all three,.as it was -too derkto-take any tl lor risks. The, elephant was over eight feet T . . In .height and. in. splendid .condition. ? . . tl 0 BEAT JEFF _ . * * } D+AT /'M AMOCH wniss r*A* *e *5. wheh He KC|C nMr 1EFT TZ> ?AH<? MST p ih CWSEsNiTX MV P-i6-H7~~ pfERCtC AHO NO MAN UV/N6 op OM0EP- ?T. If I l>HO ft**"* "JACK. 3PNHi0M? N TORTURE HALF HOUR ; ' * " TITHES ON LIVE WIRES . FIFTY FEET IN THE AIR. * * . ? fnsuccessful Attempts to Rescue ChioLgo Boy Until the Electric Current Is Turned Off. t ) ? CHICAGO. III.. July 4.?Stretched cross live wires of the sanitary disrict power plant with .12,000 volts of lectrlcity passing through his body and lue flame shooting from his exremitles, Nicholas Maronich, nineteen ears old, of Evanston, lay for half n -hour yesterday while efforts were lade to rescue him. Finally, he was , aken down, burned so badly that both ] f his legs .had to be amputated. His ilxteen- year-old brother Joseph, who ad attempted to lift him, and had alien from the top of the fifty-foot ole as the result of -the shock, was lso taken in charge by physicians. It s not believed the older boy will live, 'he younger has a chance to recover. <o one knows how Nicholas happened 0 climb to the perilous position. Both he police and the fire departments were otifled and men hurried to the scene. 1 large crowd had gathered and wltessed the lad's torture, while attempts rere being made to raise the Are deartrient's longest ladder. It failed to each tlie hanging legs of the boy. A half houi had passed since the boy ad been discovered on the wire. Sudenly his oody was seen to relax and ang limp. This was the first signal he crowd underneath had that the curent had been shut off. The bt y was then lowered with ropes ? *Vi/. iveaiinrl nnrl rpmnvpH trv a hOS U ilic QI VU?*U ?? *? ? .ital,. aloiij; with his brother.- He had ot lost consciousness, the doctors delared, until the current was shut off. HUNDREDS SEE AVIATOR PLUNGE TO HIS DEATH Tragedy- Caused by Breaking of Stays Marks Opening of Meeting at Bethany. BETHANY PLAIN, Rheims, France, uly 4.?The opening of the second avialon meeting yesterday on the historic eld of Bethany was marked by a fatal ccldent. the aviator Wachter being iHed. Wachter .was the .first of the conestants to appear for practice in the lorning. In his Antoinette monoplane he attled long with the gale, amid the enhusiasm of the spectators, until the rain ompelled him to make a descent. He reunited his flights in the afternoon, and ras flying magnificently when suddenly n explosion Vas heard. The wings of he machine doubled up and the monolane dropped to the earth with lightning Deed, The aviator was killed instantly i full view of the spectators, among horn were Wachter's wife and little aughter. The-accident Is attributed to the breakig of the wire stays. The prospects for the meeting, which rill continue until July 10, are excellent, eventy-two machines are entered, repreenting thirteen types. The competitors lclude Latham. Count de Lambert, Somier and other cracks. The prizes amount ] j $50,000. Americans secured the best prizes last* ear at the first international meeting 1 ere, but this year there are no Ameri- . an entries. It was at Rheims that Gleen 1 I. Curtiss won the international cup, ylng 1.42 miles in 15 minutes and 15% j econds. ' GENEVA, July 4.?A balloonist yester- ( ay fell into Lake Geneva from a height | f 1,000 feet. He was rescued. PROBLEM BECOMES URGENT. luestion of Labor Supply on the I$les of the Pacific. oroiffu Correspondence of The Star. SYDNEY, N. S. W.. June 4, 1910. The problem of labor supply in the ] stands of the western Pacific is becomlg urgent. Both missionaries and government officials consider the Kanakas ] lefllcient and recommend the introduc- ] >on of Chinese or Hindus. The British < igh commissioner, in opening the Fiji ouncll. declared that the uee of Solomon \ slanders on Fiji plantations must soon < ease, since so many new plantations had .] een opened in the islands themselves. It t as unlikely that the Indian government t rould consent to further emigration from ndla, since such immigrants were not Mowed to acquire Fijian lands or busiessea Fiji mu&t, therefore, soon depend yr manual labor on free coolie settlers, 'ho should be educated for the purpose. The Sydney Morning Herald says: "If clear proof is forthcoming that coroive industrial discipline is essential > the natives' racial preservation, then osslbly it would be kinder to make them 'ork. In Fiji. Hawaii and Samoa the atives. have been scutched in favor of ndlans. Japanese and Chinese, and the une thing will happen in Papua unless tie natives can be fot to work." Attended by 500 Prelates. , DETROIT, Mich., July 4.?Five hundred ] istlnguished prelates, many of them ( ioneers in the cause of Catholic educa- ^ on, were expected to attend the open- ' ig of the seventh annual convention of tie- Natienal - Educational Association, he convention will remain in session un- : 1 Thursday.. i RIES 4 t' '. egic#f i *<*\!z-j cMP \ . i ? BOOM IN MOONSHINE | ... i .**-.- ? * \ Government Had Busy Year j With Illicit Stills.. - i MANY DESPERATE FIGHTS One Revenue Officer Killed and Five Wounded in the La?t Ninety Days. ] During the fiscal year which ended June 30 there was an unprecedented ' boom in the moonshine whisky business. While almost all lines of leglti- " mate Industry were anxious, owing to the agitation incident to the enacting of a tariff law early in the year and by trust prosecutions and legislative I uncertainties during the ~ winter and spring, illicit distilling flourished. Prohibitory legislation in the southern states, coupled with the advance of the ' price of legitimate corn whisky to |2.50 a gallon, created such a demand for . this product, and at such profitable ] prices, that the moonshiners have extended their operations to a startling extent and doubled and trebled the work of the revenue service. . When the official report for the year Just closed has. been compiled. Internal ; Revenue Commissioner Royal E. Cabell J says it will present some surprises. No official figures are available . at this time, but unofficial estimates place the : number of illicit stills raided and seized J during the year at more tban 2,000, while the figures for the year. ?yided June 30, 1909, were 1,743. " - One revenue officer was killed and five were wounded during the last ninety days. Kentucky, popularly supposed to be j the moonshiners' paradise, is not included in the moonshine belt, although some illicit distilling goes on in that state. Shot From Ambush. Deputy Collector Anderson lost his . life by being ambushed. He and one of his deputies were shot down without a chance for their lives in a fair fight. . The deputy was wounded, but escaped. 1 Three moonshiners were captured and - ?w a. ?A ? tUl.li, icceived sentences 01 iwcmy m i???w years. ' Collector Dunlap of the eastern district of Tennessee risked his life within two weeks after he had received his commission. It is seldom that revenue col- _ lectors take part in a raid, but Dunlap " had formerly been the United States mar- , shal for that district, and when he located I a still, through his agents, he organised a raid and headed It himself. The party ' charged the still in the face of a broadside from the moonshiners. Dunlap sustained a minor wound but did not fallWhen the moonshiners saw that the officers were not to be stopped they signaled their surrender, and Dunlap was about to handcuff the leader when the man drew a weapon and started to fight again. Dunlap clinched with him in a rough and tumble struggle, in which they ] rolled down the mountainside. Dutilap was severely injured in addition to the gunshot wound he had sustained, but he got his man. There were six persons at that still, four men and two women. Hundreds of Shots Fired. One of the most spectacular encounters 1 which the federal officers have had with moonshiners in recent years was the raid headed by Agent Sams in North Carolina 1 three weeks ago. A pitched battle took place, in which more than 400 shots were 1 exchanged, but no one was seriously in- * lured, and the moonshlpers surrendered after a long siege. c Moonshiners realize that arrest and con- t viction mean long terms of Imprisonment. Consequently they rarely submit to arrest ' without a fight and shoot to kill. Many c r?f them fee I that thev are tmtlflaii in i killing the officers. Local sentiment is . Invariably with the moonshiners. Still 10,010 stills were captured during the lasj 1 eight years. LIEUT. BLEEIOT'S EXPLOIT. Flies to Vincennes by Eight and Catches Sentry Asleep. Foreign Correspondence of The Star. ' PARIS. June 30. 1910. Bleriot. the first man to cross the English channel on an aeroplane, was the hero of a picturespue little Incident at I o'clock the other morning. Bleriot began his thirteen days' service as a lieutenant of reserve, and his colonel gave him an order to fly from c iasy, on a Bleriot monoplane, which I the French war office has just bought, to the military parade ground at Vjncennes. y iitiri _ w - - ? w nen snaii i siari, colonel Z" asked a Lieut. Blertot. "Tomorrow morning: at 1:15," waa the answer. Lieut. Bterlot j; saluted, started at 4:15 the next morning. d new over Paris while ail Raris was asleep, dropped on Vincenne* parade a ground at five minutes to live, and caught v i sentry napping. When he landed the man rushed at ilm, and. seeing the uniform, naively 1' laid. "The motor woke me up. lieutenant. [ must have been asleep. Don't tell the ? :olonel. I thought you were the Ger- v nans." a Albert C. Howard Dead. " ATLANTA. Ga. July 4.?Albert C. How- ? ird, former lieutenant governor of Rhode n Island, died at his home here last night ifter an illness of nearly two .years. He J* was born at Cranston, R. I., February 59, 1828. J si The mayor and council of Brunswick, c] Md., have contracted for a town haft, t1 which will be erected on a central site, i] Automobile Directory implex THE WILSON COMPART. 1&83 14 th St. u.m. Phone ft. 814L Epperson EMERSON A ORMR Temporary loot floe, rear of 1219 K at- a.v. Ptow Main TW8. _ bailey Electric H. B. MART. Jr. . 1T17 Ltumr >t. n.w. Pbo? wirtto BBl D&ker Electric COOK STODDARD COMPART. 1818 H at. a.w. Tel II. TO Duick BCICK MOTOR COMPART. >028 Conn. T?1 M. MR Cadillac COOK STODDARD OOMrART. 1818 H at. a.w. Tel. M. TOR k Columbia MAXWF.I.L BRISCOE WASHIR<?TOR <XA, 1821 14th at. a.w. Tel. North *414. Columbia "Electric MAXWF.LL-BRISCOE WASHING TOR CO.. 1821 14th at. n.w. 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Prevent Imposing Funeral?Press Criticises Apathy of Gov. ernment. "orPiirn Correspondence of The Star. CONSTANTINOPLE, June 27. 1910. So far no light has been thrown on the nurder of the editor Ahmed Samlm Bey. The r )!!ra h^ve arrested abcut thirty >ersons, the examination of whom, howsver, has given no result. The police to** charge of the body in >rder to bury it quietly, so as to prevent he imposing funeral which was arranged ind any possible demonstration. The :offln was surrounded by gendarmes, poice agents and % battalion of Infantry. * vho would not allow the public to follow he corpse. Attitude of Free*. In describing the funeral the newepa>ers generally explain that "the author!- * ies had requested the family of the deeased to have the funeral Immediately." rhis language of the press is explained >y the fact that we are living under a itate of siege. The journals also publish the tncointrehensible statement that the governner.t will give a peqslon to the widow ind child of the murdered man. "A Political Crime." After remarking that the assassination annot be an act of personal revenge, but a political crime, the Tanin says: "Is it a fact that our country cannot et support liberty of thought and conoiensa * T c It imnfiaaiKla *a i.m^. vtviiw. * ? ? w uwvcr wILIA i erfect independence an opinion which is ^ llsagreable to others? "Is the conflict of opinions to degenerte into a conflict with kntvaa and re olvers. ' What, than, becomes of the reedom of thought proclaimed by the iW? "This crime bears a remarkable reemblance to the murder committed last ear, before the events of April; a crime ,'hlon excited public opinion against tho ommittee of union and progress. Lston it was established that the murder ad been dictated to the sulten's rifleten in order to provoke a reactionary kovement. *? Today's assassins are of the same i ind. It is a suspicious coincidence. and P ie government, which, in order to sa'euard the rights of Turkey in the Cretan ucstton, has need of el! l.? strength and tabtlity. should not loae a minute in tearing up the mystery of this crime, ie i reparation of which glyes rise to !it'thought of reaction.*'