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Municipal Observance of Independence Day. WITH MUSIC AND ORATORY Appropriate Exercises Held at the District Building. ADDBESS BY HANNIS TAYLOB Discusses the Work of the Five Master Builders of the Ameri* can Commonwealth. There was a blendlne of patriotic mu sic. oratory and recitation at the central celebration of the glorious Fourth this morning at the District building. The lofty character of the exercises and the appreciation of the large assemblage was another demonstration of the success of the safe and sane idea which was inaugurated here one year ago. The ceremonies in their every feature were edifying. Instructive, refreshing and thoroughly patriotic. The oration of Hannis Taylor was a historical masterpiece. In which he sounded the call for a great memorial in the District In honor of "those splendid characters in American history." George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Preceding the exercises the United States Marine Band played several patriotic selections. At Just 10 o'clock President Cuno H. Rudolph of the board of District Commissioners. chairman of the general Fourth of July committee, mounted the * flag-draped platform beneath the arcade of the main entrance to the municipal building. In a few well chosen remarks Mr. Rudolph spoke of the sane method of celebrating the nation s natal day with patriotic observances, which is meeting with so much favor over the entire country. President Rudolph then presented to the open-air audience Gen. John M. Wilson. who read the Declaration of Independence. Ha then announced that Mrs. Thomas C\ Noyes, who sans "The Star Spangled Banner" at the first safe and sane celel oration last year, had consented to sing the Immortal song again. As Mr. Rudolph presented Mrs. Noyes she was greeted with an outburst of applause from the thousands present. At the close of the first stanza, which Mrs. Noyes gave with splendid volume and effect, the assemblage again gave vent to its feelings in hearty applause. As the last thrilling note of Francis Scott Key's ( great American inspiration song died away, seemingly mingling with the folds of Old Glory on the tall edifices beyond the crowd, the applause given the fair singer amounted to an ovation. * . Hannia Taylor's Oration. "The Five Master Builders of the American Commonwealth"' was the subject of the oration of Hannis Taylor. These were described as Jefferson, the dreamer; Washington, the actor; Pelatlah Webster, the architect; Marshall, the expounder; Lincoln,, the savior. "Darwin once said that the AngloSaxon migration across the Atlantic was probably the most important single event in the histor> of humanity," said Mr. Tayim-. "From that migration sprang the thirteen English colonies that fringed our Atlantic seaboard toward me ciose of the eighteenth century, out of whose union arose the federal republic of the I nited States. We thus began our national life with ten centuries of eventful history behind us. If. as a French philosopher has told us. each civilized man is an epitome of all who have gone before him. so each American state may be said to be an epitome of the social, religious and constitutional history of England from the seventh to the seventeenth century." . After reviewing the important events and epochs in American history from 1T43 to the present time, Mr. Taylor said Pelatiah Webster February 1G, 178.1, published at Philadelphia, as his invention, in a pamphlet of forty-seven pages, the entirely new plan of federal government under which we now live. "He elaborated * each department of It. executive, legislative and judicial, in formulas as terse and lucid as any ever put forth by Bacon, Burke or Marshall. If any of you doubt what I say. you can read it In the Library of Congress in the original print, which Is just as authentic as the Constitution itself. The Sin of the Republic. "The deadly original sin of this republic was the institution of African slavery, which the north first Introduced from motives of gain, and which the south perpetuated for the tame reason. Finally the north and the south solemnly covenanted together, in what are known as the compromises of the Constitution." to perpetuate the institution by law forever. After that fateful compact had been signed and wealed a great moral revolt took place in the conscience of the world whose roots are to be found In the judgment rendered by Lord Mansfield in I he case of the negro Sommersett, where 111 ii ?iirin inai irif mumcm a smve touches the soli of England he is thereby set free. When that great moral revolt demanded a political leader in this country the summons was answered by a ttrong, human, tender man front the nest, whose nature was as simple and sincere a.- it was heroic. He never for a 4 moment laltered- like a Titan he struggled and triumphed and like a protomartyr died He was the greatest of all deliverers because he emancipated both the enslaver and the enslaved. When he broke the manacles upon the wrists of the bondsman he set the master free. As a proud and devoted son of the south, I * hall him as her deliverer from the thraldom of an institution that was a deadly blight upon her prosperity. The South's Debt to Lincoln. "While retaining her colored population intact as the most peaceful and stable of all labor," said the speaker, "while retaining in her own hands the complete control of her political destinies, the south Is advancing by leaps and bounds, is becoming opulent and powerful as she nevei* was before. Her people have exhibited under the most difficult circumstances possible the genius of the Anglo-Saxon race for government and law. In ISrtO the agricultural products of the south were everything, her mining and manufacturing products practically nothing. Today her mining and manufacturing products actually exceed in value her entire agricultural output, including cotton. In the presence of the lesults of such an economic revolution, wrought by the abolition of slavery, certainly the south can hail Abraham Lincoln as a deliverer. There is one debl we all owe him. A Memorial to Lincoln. "Every real artist when he paints a plc> ture must keep steadily In view the ques tion of balance. The eye must not tx offended by the concentration of all in terest on one side of the canvas. That ii the fatal defect in the panorama now pre I rented by this otherwise beautiful capital y We must balance the picture by erectinj here to ihe memory of Lincoln a monu ment as imposing as that which com mem orates the memory of Washington. N< matter whether we build the tomb o Mausolus. or whether the tender heart o Orlando carves the name of Rosalind o: tome forest tree in Arden, the commoi i motive is the creation of a permanent ' monument to one we love. The moet perfect of all memorial* would be one that embodies the sentiments of both. Let us.therefore, strive to build in this capital, to the memory of Lincoln, a monument whose grandeur, artistic beauty and costliness shall equal the tomb of Mausolus, and at the same time let it equal, as a popular expression of affection for a great human man. the humble, yet tender. memorial of Orlando to the name of Rosalind." At the close of Mr. Taytor's address President Rudolph presented Charles B. Hanford. the tragedian, who recited with fine effect the patriotic poem. "The American Flag." and received hearty applause from the auditors. Tlie Marine Band gave an additional concert following the exercises. On the platform were members of the Joint committee of the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce?Commissioner Rudolph, chairman; Thomas C. Noyes. secretary; Waldo C. Hibbs. assistant secretary; W. V. Cox. treasurer; Capt. James F. Oyster, Henry B. F. Macfarland and others. NAWSMDAY SANELY CELEBRATED (Continued from First Page.) a handsome gold medal, provided for by the citizens' safe and sane Fourth of July committee, while the second crews receive bronze medals, also provided for by the committee. In the club fours "the Commodore Sizer cup" Is up as a trophy, the club winning It at two annual regattas to keep it as a permanent prize. The Potomac Boat Club won it last year and it is out again this year for the purpose of making the win permanent. The following members of the canoe fraternity have charge of the regatta: Referee?Commodore Adrian Sizer. Judges?Dr. James R. Tubman. Alfred B. Dent and A. P. Hastings.Clerk?George Hutchinson. Starter?Prof. Clarence W. Hecox. Course committee?W. Frank M. Medburv. Edwin B. Finch and Adrian Sizer. Regatta committee?Adrian Sizer, chairman: Alfred B. Dent, Edwin B. Finch, George Hutchinson. A. P. Hastings. C. C. Perkins, D. L>. Masterson, W. F. Medbury, A. M. Nevians, W. F. Summy and W. C. Sullivan. Concert in Potomac Pgr*. Other features for the remainder of the day and evening include a concert by the band of the 2d Infantry, N. G. D. C., In Pctomac Park, beginning at 3:45 o'clock and continuing until 6 o'clock; concert by the band of the 1st Infantry, N. G. D. C.. In Potomac Park from 5 to 6:30 o'clock; unveiling with ceremony of a tablet on the Old Capitol prison. 1st and A streets northeast at 3:30 o'clock. The magnificent display of fireworks on the ellipse of President's Park is scheduled to begin at 8:30 o'clock this evening, to continue until 10 o'clock. The exhibition will include many pyrotechnical novelties and surprises and, with the illumination of Pennsylvania avenue from 0:45 to 11:45 o'clock tonight, will conclude the safe and sane program. Bronze Tablet Unveiled at the Decatur House The exercises at the unveiling of the permanent bronze tablet on the ancient and historical Decatur House at Jackson place and H street this morning were opened by music by the 1st Infantry Band. N. G. D. C. The invocation wa? by Rev. Ulysses G. B. Pierce, chaplain of the United States Senate. Dr. Marcus Benjamin, vice chairman of the permanent committee on marking points of historic interest In the District of Columbia, made the opening remarks, preceding the unveiling of the tablet. Henry B. F. ;i?r.pi,nii tnrnwr District Comrnls i'lavil*! ?? ?! ? " ? ? sioner, was the principal speaker. "As the first marking by Congress of an historic spot in the National Capital," Mr. Macfarland said, "with the certainty that it is but the first in a leng series until all prominent sites are so marked, this Is a significant occasion. We, who have especially desired that such permanent memorials should be erected for the benefit of cltlsens and visitors through all the future and to the honor of the city, are especially gratified that Congress has begun and will complete the work, and that it has taken the advice of the citisens' committee with its special seal and knowje edge and its record of patriotic services in the temporary marking of such places In former years. In thus preserving by memorials the fame of great men and great events threatened by the flood of years we are serving the future as well as the past, and our country as well as ourselves. Many Famous Tenants. "This house bearing always the name of the gallant, brilliant, successful, young Commodore Stephen Decatur, although he died in it only a year after he built it. was aptly chosen for first honors as the tirst house on this historic square and as having more famous occupants than any other. Decatur as naval hero, as its builder and because of his untimely death at thirty-one when brought back to it from his duel with Commodore Barron at Bladensburg, stands out above all the rest. But the others make a remarkable list. "Henry Clay when Secretary of State from lti'i to 181?; Martin Van Buren, as Clay s successor. Secretary of State from v 10 is.ii; Mwara Livingston, as van Buren's successor. Secretary of State from 1831 to 1833; George M. Dallas. Vice President from 1845 to 184D; Judah P. Benjamin, senator from Louisiana, from 185." to 1801, are the more nota/>)e of the anti-bellum days. Edward F. Beale, distinguished in public and private life, waa the last of the line. Merely to mention the names recalls a host of political and social memories covering practically the history of the National Capital and the greatest events in our national life. "Looking to the President's house with which it had such close relations, the Decatur house, if it could speak, might tell today the unwritten history of many administrations besides reminding us of all that has been recorded." Prize Fight a Disgrace. The Jeffries-Johnson fight at Reno today came in for a severe arraignment at the hands of Mr. Macfarland. He did not mention the fighters by name, but referred to the contest as a barbarous desecration of the nation's birthday. Tho reference came at the conclusion of his address. "Tliis is an appropriate part of the safe and sane celebration of Independence day," said Mr. Macfarland. "We celebrate the ascent of man from barbarism and slavery. Every step of that greatest of all fights for what we call civilisation is marked with sacrifice. Our revolution was a political step, our civil war a moral step in that progress upward- The revival of barbarism at Reno, which desecrates the nation's birthday, will, I trust, be the last of its kind. It represents what our race has been fighting gallantly and successfully against, in Its contribution to the progress of the world. We are standing for the nobis Ideals of At. uii aaZ W At ael inf repuwic cwnD?iTniea uy ine tbqdjq struggles of our forefathers to make our nation the leader of all nations tn the i ascent of man from the degradation and I in wretchedness of barbarism. That agelong effort demands the highest heroism and all the greatest fighting qualities of our nature, and promises to reward not only us but all the people of the future. From free lust, free murder, free robbery. cannibalism and the grossest superstition. man has fought hie way under the leadership of the great to the reign of law, of order, of learning, ef religion, of true liberty, all blood 'bought and priceless. Let us hold fast, yea, let us advance the progress of our race." Chairman Tan Wiekle's Address. Music by the band was followed by the benediction by Rev. Dr. Pierce. The presiding officer was W. P. Van Wickle, chairman of the committee, who in his address said: ) "In the fall of 1H02 the Grand Army f held its encampment in Washington, f B- H. Warner, as chairman of the local i G. A. R. committee, appointed a subi committee to mark with temporary tab* 2 I HIST IC^^K :V1 IJh > :*^ J % ;'? . - " i: 1. .: ?^m^m:%':- <> ' - . Wi^i&M^BItt^B^lsC *"" l-?? ? ^y^'ijbfl Old Capitol joildikfi Test And A stwiaa.* bjotos ftrb^itbuos lets the location of old fortifications, camps, hospitals and historic buildings of interest to our visitors at that time. Over 300 points were marked and catalogued, and the work was highly appreciated. "At the inaugural of Roosevelt and Fairbanks in 1005, Oen. John A. Wilson, chairman of the Inaugural committee, designated a committee to place temporary markers on all points that would Interest our many visitors March 4, and over 150 locations were selected and so marked. "In 1000, at the inaugural of Taft and Sherman, Edward J. Stellwagen, chairman of the local committee of arrangements, appointed a committee largely made up of those who had been identified with the work before, to again mark for our March 4 visitors local buildings and sites of national importance; over 100 attractive temporary tablets were plaoed in position at that time. "The committee was complimented by the inaugural committee for their creditable work, and soon after March 4, 1000, the chairman of the committee on historic sites received a letter from Mr. Henry B. F. Macfarland, then president of the Board of District Commissioners, stating that the temporary markers placed by the committee had been of such great interest to the many strangers visiting our city, as well as our own people, that he earnestly hoped that permanent tablets in bronze would soon be erected, and that the Commissioners stood ready to appoint such a committee. "April ?, 1010, Cuno H. Rudolph, president of the Board of Commissioners, appointed a citizens' committee to take up the work of permanently marking In bronze of the points of historic Interest in the District. The committee organized at once, subcommittees were appointed and the work was begun in earnest. As the committee was largely made up of those who had been previously Identified with the t?mnnr?rv marklnar the details were worked out quickly. "Through Its legislative committee we consulted with the Joint committee on the Library of Congress. Senator Wetmore, chairman, and it is due to their Interest in this work that we are enabled to unveil the present tablets in bronze on the Decatur House and old capitol building today." Flagpole Is Dedicated at Rosedale Playground Northeast Washington had a celebration today aside from the safe and sane downtown exercises. It was incident to the presentation of a sixty-foot flagpole to the Rosedale playgrounds at 17th and Kramer streets northeast by the Boys of Woodcraft, Junior Order Woodmen of the World. Many of the buildings in the northeast section were decorated in honor of the event, and there was a large assemblage of people to witness the parade and attend the patriotic services at the playgrounds. The procession, headed by martial music, started from the east front of the Capitol at 10 o'clock this morning. Some of the paraders carried American nas*i ?nu mc pitiu i c prcaomtu n cld an inspiring one. Arriving at the playgrounds. the program opened with prayer by the chaplain of the organisation. William K*. Oude, president of the Chamber of Commerce, read the Declaration of Independence and was heartily choered by the children and grownup folks. As the American flag was hoisted to th? peak of the lofty pole the children's chorus sang "America." Then followed the ritualistic dedication of the flag and staff by the Woodmen of the World. Maj. George Sunday made the patriot^ presentation address, encouraging the love ol country in the children of this republic. Maj. Judson's Address. Maj. W. V. Judson, Engineer Commissioner for the District, made an address of thanks on behalf of the citlsens of the District, thanking the boys for the flag and pole. He said: MI think the work you boys have done in putting up this flag is simply splendid. It moans a lot of things. It means team work?the power to organise to do something. It means appreciation of the hard work a number of Washington gentlemen have done to secure these and other playgrounds for you. It moans that you take pride in these, grounds, and that, having done something for them, you will And your Interest in them increased, which means again that you will secure more benefit from them. 'I am not very sentimental myself?not sentimental enough I am afraid. Therefore. I speak last of the element ol patriotism in your selection of the flagstaff and flag as your contribution to these grounds. A gerat. cynic remarked that 'patriotism is the last refuge of a scroundel.' Still we must remember that It is not only and not always that. In Itself, however, patriotism is nothing unless It drives one to do good things for the community, and to live an orderly life, in accordance with the laws. "The period of youth ia a period ot preparation. At school your minds are being trained. Your moral sense ia developing under the influence of your vniir dailv associates and vfiui reading. These playground* will, U you permit, develop your bodies, and a good physical constitution, which you can acquire now, will make your whole future more useful to yourself and others. "I hop* we may some day have a great building on these grounds, where In winter you can awlm and play and have your meetings. "In behalf of the citlxens of Washington I thank you for the flag, and hope that in its shadow here you may And great health and happiness." Accepted by Mr. Baldwin. William H- Baldwin of the executive committee of the Playground Association aoeaptod the flag and pole for the association. Ho oald ho was particularly pleased to see that the boys made their gift an American flag, representing aa it does good government. "This has been called an age of commercialism. when men care only for money and get It by any means they can." said Mr. Baldwin. "This flag shows that some higher ideals prsvali. Tou have saved your pennies for It instead oi using them selfishly in hoarding Or spending." Mr. Baldwin said that the flag should he a constant reminder to the children ORIC HOUSES MA mr b -' m^m^am 1. a H I :+ I Ul 1 III I '^^^ffWff^ffSvwwR^.yy-xvtl&ifeSikjaMHMitfiMMMMMMiMMaMifc^MMil^^MM gjg " ?* " % ?: -y . V 'y,.- ' ,\-i ,^y:.* ; ISES^^^a iP&CAiuR HOUSE.. Jackson"! over whom it floated that they should be good citizens. At the close of the presentation exercises it was announced that the little girls, not to be outdone by the boys, had a gift for the playgrounds. At an entertainment arranged by the girls and given in the gymnasium of the settlement house at the Rosedale playgrounds last night *40 was realized, and this was presented to J. E. WeBt. superintendent of play-; grounds, who accepted the money on be-1 half of the Playgrounds Association. Those who took part In the entertainment were Maud A. Laurie Marie Cissel. assisted by Gertrude Redrock and members of her dancing class. A little girl, Tresste Carroll, dressed as Uncle Sam. sang "The Flag of Uncle Sam." and Leona Luckhart danced very gracefully the flag dance. Both children did their parts admirably and were heartily applauded. Citizens of Petworth Have Celebration of Their Own Fourth of July was celebrated out at Petworth with field sports, under the direction of the Petworth Athletic Club, in the morning. A base ball game between the married men of Petworth and the Petworth A. C. seniors, and, a picnic in the grove was the afternon program. The evening will be devoted to patriotic exercises and a fine display of fireworks will be given from 8 until 0:30 p.m. The athletic sports, which began in Grant Circle at 10 a.m., consisted of running races, three-legged races, obstacle races and the like. The events were witneesed by a large throng of residents of Petworth and vicinity. Athletic Prise Winners. The first event, a SO-yarfl dash for boys under ten, best two in three heats, was won by George Jones, with Everett Nolsei, second. The second event, a 30-yard dash for girls under sixteen years, was won by Phoebe Preston, Doris Nolzel, second. Event No. 3.?50-yard three-legged race was won by Jack Lynch and Bob Jones, Newt Dempsey and Herndon being secend. In the 75-yard dash for boys under sixteen years of age, Courtney Thomas was the winner; Edgerton Buck, second, and William Foster, third, i The heats of the 75-yard dash, open only to members of the Petworth Athletic Club, was one of the events of the morn' ing. The first heat was won by Percy LeDuc, with Edgar Mayne second and Bob Macon third. The second heat by Newt Dempsey. with R. Mulliken second and B. Torney third. In the final heat LeDuc was first. Mayne second and Dempsey third, the winners of the final heat winning the race. The obstacle race for boys under ten years of age was won by Allen Buchanan. Eddie Stone coming in second. A 50-yard three-legged race for boys was won by Charles Dunn and Louis Helmeth. Courtney Thomas and C. E. I Buck being second. Base-Running Contest. An event of Interest was the base-running contest, open only to members of the Petworth Athletic Club. In this event rxigar aaayne ana newt uempsey tied for first place on IK second* flat time, Dempsey winning the prise on the tose of a coin. The 880-yard race for boys under sixteen was hotly contested. P. Knox won, with William Poster second and Roy Langley third. The relay race between teams of the Petworth Athletic Club and the Pet worth CttUena' Association was won by i the P. A. C. team, consisting of Messrs. C- M. Streiby, Josh Cgrr. Lynch and Torney. Marathon of Two Miles. The last event of the morning, a twomile marathon, was won by B. A. Macon; Jack Lynch being second and David Mears third. The ofllcial* of the sports were? Referee, C. I* Gable; judges, D. W. i Bell, R. H. Garrett, G. T. Clayton; i timers. C. A. M. Lofller, G. W. Lynch, A. P. Gleason; starter, G. M. Streiby; i clerk. Josh Carr; assistant clerk, C. W. a???tan> o nnAtmrar P fi .Thnaa r?ua. I t(Milan, W. N. Cromwell; scorer, E. A. ; Flnckel; asaisUnts, Olasco, Geddes, , King, A- Thomas, E. Thomas. Scott, Moores and Colllna. There will be a chorus of trained voices from Petwerth, Brightwood Park and I Takoma Park, accompanied by a section of the Marine Band, all under the direction of James W. Cheney, ar. GOOD SWDOQVG RACES. ' Events at the Bathing Beaeh Are Closely Contested. J. C. Younsr and Carl Carrlck were the stars of the swimming races at the bathing beach this afternoon. The boys were git In good form, and close finishes marked each event. The winners: i SO-yard swim?J. C. Young, first; Joseph JUfferty, second; Carl Carrlck. thlr?. 1 Time, 0.33 3-5. 100-yard swim?R. Rutherford, first; Harry Woods, second; J. M. Cutts, I third. Time. 1.03 2-5. i Diving, plain front, plain back, jack RKED 11BBH j * _^ I^Rk? Ktflfc ; psnH |||| ^V'> *&?<?" I III |^B?&.\. .'V;v*wjx. "jk__ > PLN:E, AND fl c3trjle,T ' knife?J. C- Young, first; Carl Carrlck, second; J. Christoph, third. 100-yard swim, ror boys?J. C. Young won, Carl Carrick second, Karl Christoph third. Time, 1.33 2-5. 220-yard swim?Wood won, Cutts second. Bureh third. Time. 3.25 2-5. 440-yard swim?Cutts. first; Burch. sec ond: Sale, third. Tub race?Cristoph, first; Carroll, second; Freeman Roberts, third. Diving for seniors?Harry Wood, first; Prentiss Sale, Eeeond; De Lashmutt, third. Diving for distance?F. Bruner, 6314 feet, first; Wood. 38 feet, second; Kenow, 37 feet 9 inches, third. AN OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC. Residents of Riverdale, Md., Celebrate at Calvert Mansion. The residents of Riverdale, Md., celebrated the Fourth of July wtih a country picnic at the old Calvert Mansion. There were firecrackers and fireworks in oldtime style. At 11 o'clock, William C. Gray, chief marshal of the proceedings at Riverdale. led a procession to the Calvert Mansion. In the line of the procession were the Naval Gun Factory Band, John H. RJsdon, chairman of the executive committee in charge of the celebration; members of the Riverdale Citizens' Association, cow-boys, volunteer firemen. Baracca class of the Presbyterian Church, and a float containing twenty-five of the prettiest girls in town, one of them dressed as the l goddess of liberty. j The flag raising at Calvert Mansion was followed by a speech by Addison Millikin of Baltimore, and patriotic recitations by Mrs. F. C. Willis. Refreshments were served. Tonight there will be a band concert in front of the mansion. Mount Rainier Celebrates. The patriotic citizens of Mount Rainier, Md., just across the District line, are celebrating today, under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of that place. The program embraces addresses and music, with fireworks this evening in the grove at Bunker Hill road and 33d street northeast. Two silver cups will be presented to citizens who have the best kept lawns. CELEBRATION AT OAKLAND. Picnic, Dance and Concerts Features of Juljr, 4 Observance. OAKLAND, Md., July 4.?A celebration of July 4 was held today in Oakland , under the auspices of the Mountain j City Band. The Oakland Hotel grounds were used for the picnic and the large ballroom of the hotel was utilized for the dance. Band concerts, a tournament, base ball games and field sports were included in the program. It was a safe and sane celebration. At Swanton, Garrett county, the Improved Order of Red Men held a celebration on Swanton Heights. A parade was followed by a picnic, with field sports, the scene of the celebration being one of the prettiest spots in Garrett county. Arpid*nt fla rpptf nnnniu oIoa ha/I a celebration. There was a parade, followed by base ball, band concerts, field sports and races of all kinds. Crellln, Garrett county, held a celebration, with a parade of Woodmen, Sunday schools and bands, followed by addresses in the grove and a picnic, with field sports, races and other diversions. A fireworks display will take place at night. TAFT AND CALM IN BOSTON Citizens of the Hub Enjoy Safe and Sane Fourth. BOSTON, July 4.?The first eight hours of Boston's effort in the direction of a "safe and sane" Independence day celebration surprised even the oldest inhabitant in its calm. The day was officially opened early with authorized bonfires on suburban hills, followed by the time-honored "antiques and horribles" parade under lowering skies at (J a.m. The New England Rowing Aassociation I th? Uaitinir snort of th*> Core. ? lit ?IIV?l?Vk *MV ? Byv ? ? ? ---? ww, . noon with a regatta on the Charles river and then the crowd turned to a wellorganized historic parade, which President Taft reviewed about noon. Previously the chief magistrate of the nation performed similar duties in the adjoining cities of Sverett and fioraervllle, and as soon as the Boston parade was llnlshed he hastened to Cambridge, where he lunched with President Lowell of Harvard. Up to 0 am. the number of accidents and fires were 75 per cent less than last year. CHICAGO A NOISELESS TOWN. Firecracker* Taboo, Bat Street Parade Attracts Crowd. CHICAGO, July 4.?Chicago's first 4 1 "sane Fourth" celebration began with the temperature at sixty-live degrees. Early indications were that the daswould be comparatively quiet. One citisen reported that in a six-mile ride down-town he did not hear a single detonation until he reached the federal building, where a few messenger boys were setting off small firecrackers in a subdued and listless way. The record of injuries was only a few persons and there were but three fires due to preFourth activities. Thousands of persons lined the streets for miles along the line of the parade, which was the main event on today's program. Tonight troops of the regular army, nearly Z.000 of whom are encamped on the lake front, will give a military tournament. Seats for 40.000 persons have been provided by public subscription. ST. PAUL BEATS ST. MABTIN. Takes Hard Fought Game by Score 11 to 9. By getting the Jump on the St. Martin team, the St. Paul boys took the contest this morning on McDevltt's field, by a score of 11 to 0. The winners played rings around their opponents for the first th^ee innings and scored eight runs, but after that St. Martin played better ball and fought an uphill game. With St. Paul two runs to the good, the losers made a desperate effort to capture the game in the las^ two rounds, but Greer, who was on the rubber, tightened ud. Shipley started the box work for the losers, but only lasted through the first inning, when Winkinson supplanted him. Long hits featured the game. Rapp was the star, getting a home run. double and single. Beall. Stuckett. Brewer. Goodman. DamDier and Wilkinson each got a double, while Brewer also connected for a triple. The score: St. Paul 3 2 l o o R o o o?il St. Martin 11101140 0- ? Two-base bits?Beall. Stuckett, Rapp. Brewer. Goodman, Dampler. Wilkinson. Tnre->-baae bit ?Brewer. Home run?Kapp. Sacrifice hits? Hatcher, Greer, Le Mat. Stolen baaea?Brewer (2>, Malloy. Tanael. Collingsworth. Goodman. Double play?Greer to Bruner. Bases on hall?? Off Greer. 3; off Wilkinson. 1; off Snlpley, 1. Struck out?By Wilkinson. 0; by Greer. 3; by Shipley, 2. Wild pitches?Wilkinson, 2. Umpire?Mr. Newman. Time of game?l isoor and 45 minutes. ??1^^?S" ! Cool Fourth in Cleveland. CLEVELAND. July 4.?Cool breezes tempered this city's second attempt at a sane celebration of Independence day. The first experiment was made a year ago, and there was not an accident. Two years ago eleven persons were killed and scores injured. Since Cleveland's ' plan was inaugurated other cities have legislated against the deadly firecracker. There was a parade. London Closing Stocks. LONDON, July 4. 1 p.m. Consols for money 82 7-16 Consols for account 82 7-16 Amalgamated Copper 6.1*4 Anaconda 8 Atchison 100 Atchison pfd 102 Baltimore and Ohio ' 112 Canadian Pacific 194% Chesapeake and Ohio 76% Chicago Great Western 25% Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul 123 De Beers 17% Denver and Rio Grande 32% Denver and Rio Grande pfd 73% Erie 26% Erie 1st pfd 43 Erie 2d pfd 33 Grand Trunk 28% Illinois Central 133% Louisville and Nashville 148% Missouri, Kansas and Texas 35 New York Central 118 Norfolk and Western 100% Norfolk and Western pfd 92 Ontario and Western 43% Pennsylvania 67 Rand Mines 8 Reading 75% Southern Railway 24% Southern Railway pfd 56 Southern Pacific 116% Union Pacific 166% Union Pacific pfd 94% United States Steel l 74% United States Steel pfd 119 Wabash 17% Wabash pfd 39 Spanish 4s 02 Bar silver steady, 24%d per ounce. Money, lalfe per cent. The rate of discount in the opes market for short Mils la 118-16 per cent. The rate of discount In the opes market for three-month bills is 1 13-l6al% per cent a n i_ rrru-.1 _ A JNUIfi UU V* IICCIB. From the London Express. A motor bank, the latest novelty In progressive finance, will leave Brighton, England, on a tour through Sussex villages on Its trial run. The traveling bank is already known in America, but this will be the first attempt in England to serve outlying districts where there is no bank. The motor bank will be run by the People's Bank, which has branches in many of the chief towns. Every detail of a bank in miniature will be found in the car, which will set out from the Brighton branch In Old Steine. It is a covered car with a removable back, which discloses a brass-railed counter. It will draw up in the center of each hamlet, and a bank cashier will leave his seat by tbe chauffeur and receive or pay out deposit accounts. As the traveling bank will carry considerable sums of money in notes and gold, both the cashier In charge and the driver will be armed, in case any attempt is made to "hold up" the car. Should the experimental motor bank be a success others will be sent out from the town centers. Englishwomen's Feet. From tbe New York Sun. The short skirts now in vogue in London are making one fact quite evident; that Englishwomen's feet are' larger than they were the last time short skirts were in fashion. A reporter watched a number of his countrywomen at smart tea shops and in fashionable thoroughfares and was convinced that this was the case, so he went to various shoe stores for confirmation, and there he learned the truth, that Englishwomen are taking far larger slses In shoes than Ip former days. Substantial fives an<J sixes are required in place of the twos and threes which used to be worn. Indeed, one shoe dealer informed the reporter that in the last ten years the lowest slse in women's shoes had risen from a two and a half to a five?that Is, from a nine and a half-inch shoe to a ten-inch shoe. In proportion as sizes have increased heels have grown higher, tUl now it is not an uncommon sight to see a tall Englishwoman adding to her stature by three and one-halfinch heels, on which shs totters along. The feet of American women are not fettlng larger, say English shoe dealers, n fact, it Is for Amsrican sales that the small slses are kept at some of the larger shops. The Secret of Golf. Arnold Haultman, In the Atlantic. "To succeed In keeping the eye unswervingly upon the bell is the one and only real secret of success in golf." So says J. H. Taylor, professional, champion and author of a big book on golf. How culpable an entity the mind Is. and how often It disobeys the simplest of injunctions, the following narrative will show. I had a little conversation recently with one of the most scrupulously careful of players; a gentleman who, during his pupilage, at all events, read book upon book on gOlf. and laboriously endeavored to carry out the precepts therein contained; who at every tee spent an interminable period of valuable time in planting his feet, measuring his distance, making sure of the grip of each particular digit of each particular hand; in waggling, and considering, and taking thought with himself before actually making his stroke. (There really ought to ba a time limit for the address), i had a little conversation with the gentleman. He had bean last year somewhat off his game, and had been taking lessotta "And what." said I, "does your professional say is the matter?" "Well," was the answer, somewhat hesitatingly enunciated, "lie says I am taking my eye off the ball." If these things are done in a green tree, what shall ba dona In a dry? Grandmamma,?Good-bye, dear. Go straight home. Modern Youth-Bo long. Be good.? Punch. _ MAY TRADE REPORT Commodity Movements in Domestic Field Favorable. , FALLS OFF IN SOME LINES Largest Increase Shown in Lumber and Coal Shipments. CHECK FELT TO BUILDING Decreased Activity Is Also Noted in the Textile Trade and Cotton. Leading commodity movements in the domestic field during May. as reported to the bureau of statistics of the Department of Commerce and Labor, in several instances present a more favorable picture of trade activity than for the previous month. This is true especially of the lumber and coal trades. The monthly grain movement shows the customary seasonal light volume. The demand for cotton and wool was affected unfavorably by the actual and proposed curtailment of operations in the textile mills. The volume of building operations shows a considerable check, mainly In the largest cities. The traffic activity of the railroads was rather light, the number of idle cars showing a steady increase since the beginning of the year. Live stock receipts during May at seven interior primary markets, 2,667,268 head, show a considerable increase over fka oKnrtrmollt* Int&f fi tr\ i rao a/ t ha nr*. iliC awuvi utaii; ?v ? **Qvti vc v? v i?v f? ? ceding month, though falling below the corresponding May, 1900 and 1908, figures of 2,896,767 and 3,232,066 head. Of the total reported 551,072 head were cattle, 100,178 head calves, 1,381,168 head hogs, 611,807 head sheep, and 19,958 head horses -and mules. Packing House Shipments. The shipments of packing house products during the month from Chicago totaled 161,220,275 pounds, compared with 178,875,014 pounds reported for May of the previous year. The monthly shipments of fresh beef and canned meats show some improvement over the figures of the preceding year, while the principal losses occur under the head of cured meats and pickled beef. The shipments for the five months of the year, 817,133,425 pounds, likewise show a slight decline from the corresponding 1909 total l of 833,120,860 pounds: Gains are shown ; in the shipments of fresh beef, canned > meats and hides, while the main losses appear under the head of pickled beef, cured meats and lard. The stocks of meat on the last of , the month at five principal markets. , 171.171,215 pounds, while slightly high' er than at the end of the two preceding months, show a considerable deple; tion as compared with the quantities reported on the same dates In the prei ceding twro years. Live stock receipts during the month at the four principal Atlantic seaport | cities, 600,523 head, were also heavier ! than during the preceding month, though considerably below the receipts reported for May, 1909 and 1908, of 687,956 and 713,145 head. As com pared with May, 1909. smaller receipts are shown for all classes of food animals. especially for hogs. The receipts for the five months of the year 1 totaled 3.045,446 head, making a decrease of about 15 per cent, as com, pared with the corresponding 1909 Ag| ures, and of 22 per cent as compared i with 1908 figures. As against smaller receipts of other classes of animals the Ave months' receipts of calves show a considerable gain over the corresponding Agures of the two preceding years. Grain Receipts Light. The grain receipts during the month at Afteen primary interior markets, 43.414,840 bushels, show the customary light volume for the month, though comparing favorably with the May. 1909, receipts of 40,356.191 bushels. Of the total, 10,440,675 bushels were wheat, 13.976,485 corn, 14,456,448 oats, 4,096,022 barley and 445,210 rye. Receipts for the nine months beginning with September, 624,256,478 bushels, exceeded in volume both the 1908-9 and 1907-8 Agures Kot 587,256,731 and 593,804,173 bushels, the principal gain appearing under tlje head of wheat, chieAy at Minneapolis and IHiluth Flour shipments for the month, 2,994,676 barrels, fell below the May shipments during the preceding two years, though the total for the Ave months of the year, 15,451,964 barrels, exceeds considerably the corresponding totals of the two earlier years. Flour and grain receipts at four principal Atlantic seaports during the month. 13,325,733 bushels, compare favorably with the corresponding 1909 total of 10,896,329 bushels. Like receipts at these points for the Ave months of the present year. 65,309.659 bushels, were also larger than the year before, notwithstanding the smaller demand for export of wheat and Aeur. Coal Shipments Fair. Anthracite coal shipments during the J month from eastern produ?.ng territory, 5,670,601 gross tons, were fairly heavy, though falling below the May totals reported in 1905 and 1908. The total shipments during the live months of the year, 27,416,565 gross ton3, is the largest total ever reported to the bureau for the period in question. The monthly shipments of bituminous coal over seven leading eastern coal-carrying roads, 7,091,063 net tons, show a decided improvement over the figures of the preceding month, as well as the corresponding monthly figures in 1900 and 1906, when 5,929,687 and 4,743,860 net tons were reported. The coke movement during the month, 1,859,806 net tons, while considerably in excess of the corresponding 1909 and 1908 figures, shows, however, the effects of the curtailment recently enacted. The bituminous coal tonnage of the same roads for the first five months of the year, 34,912,304 net tons, was almost 20 per cent, while the coke tonnage was more than 25 per cent larger than tho year before. The decreased activity in the textile field is shown by the relatively low figures of cotton takings, the May figures for the present year. 87,487 bales for the northern and 177,197 bales for the southern mills, falling considerably below the May, 1909, figures. The cotton takings by the northern mills for the nine months Oi. the season. 1,905,204 bales, were 24 per cent below the corresponding figures of the preceding: season, white those of the southern mills,. 2,<>42,334 bales, show a loss but slightly over 4 per cent. The mcnthly wool receipts at Boston, 11,991,907 pounds, show an even more unfavorable condition of trade, the May figures being the lowest monthly receipts for the year and less than one-third the May, 1909, receipts. The decreased activity in the building trades is indicated by the comparative values of building permits granted by 104 municipal authorities in various parts of the country; the May figures, (70.255.637, indicating a decrease of 15.6 per cent from the precious month and over 17 per cent from May of the preceding year. ^ mm m Liverpool Grain. LIVERPOOL, July 4.-Glosing: Wheatspot. dull; No. 2 red western, winter, no stock; futures firm; July, 6s 7%id; October, 6e 9%d; December, 6s 10*d. Corn?8pot, firm; old American mixed, 58 3%d; do. Via Galveston, 5s 3d; new kiln dried. 5s 2ttd; futures firm; July, nominal; September, 4s 5?4d. Peas?Canadian, steady, 7s. Flour?Winter patents, dull. 28s 6d. Hops in London (Pacific coast), steady, ?3a?4 5s. "What was the happiest moment of your lifer' asked the sweet girl. "The happiest moment of my ^te," answered the old bachelor, "was when the jeweler took back an engagement ring and gave me sleeve links in exchange? Tit-Bits. ' e FiyAHCIAL. Capital and Surplu. $2.*W> IWouror. Ow Our Suggestions on the Subject of Investments ?arc derived from the most reliable sources of information. Depositors are invited to consult us on this subject at any time. Travelers' Checks, Letters of Credit, Foreign Drafts. The above forms of currency, issued by this bank, are the safest and most convenient to carry or send abroad. FOREIGN EXCHANGE bought and sold at current rates. RiggsSXT1 PA. AVE. OPPOSITE C. S. TREABCRT. Jy4-m.sr.f.T5 REPORT Or THE CONDITION Of the Park Savings Bank, At Washington. in the District of CdiatR. at the close of twain ess June SO. 1910. RESOURCES. Loans and discount* $114.BM 40 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 08*0 Expenses leas earnings 1.400 04 Banking house, furniture and Oxtnrsa I.MS 74 Due from national banks 18.MS 00 Doe from state and private hanka and bnnker*. trust companies and earing* hank* S.SM 04 C hecks and other cash items $$ B? Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents MB BS Law ful money reserve in bank, via : Specie W.4W 41 Legal-tender notea BOO 00 T.lfO if Total $140,407 M LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid la $00,000 BO Due to national banks $10,171 01 Due to trust companies and savings banks 90.043 00 Individual deposits subject 4a skasL AM. 111 OA U' % * ?* ?? Karinjn depotits 22.834 M Certified checks 4 71 B8.487 ? Total $140,487 8$ District of Colombia, city of Washington. as.: I. EDWARD 8. FAWCETT. trcaarer of (M above-named bank, do nolemnlr swear that th? above statement la trae to the heat of my kwaledge and belief. EDWARD S. FAWCETT. Treasurer. Subscribed and sworn to before no tbla M day of June. 181(>. J CMNTOW HIATT. Notary PubUas Correat?Atteat: WM. B. SAUNDERS. THOfi. SOMWRVItLE. WADS H. ATKINSON, 1 B 8. SrMMONR, ' - ' JOSEPH W. COX, * ' JOHN O. EVANS. W. B. TODD. J H. SAUNDERS. CHAS. J.- BROWN." I'ERCIVAL M. BROWN. D W. ESTE8. CHAS. W. KINO. Jr.. CBAS. E. GROSS. W. H. KLOPFER. Diier tee*. Under Government Supervision. EQUITABLE CO-OMERATME MLDIMfi ASSfflSIATUMS. There la do method for savin* small amouBta that Insure* so murk sue. cess aa by systematic montbty pay* menta on shares in the Equitable. 59th ISSUE OF STOCK OPEN FOR SUBSCRIPTION. Shares, $2.50 Per Month. 4% Interest. Further information will bt iurmsneu upun luuucauon. BQUITABLB BCTLMVO. 1005 F ?T. IMS. Jj-l-d.eBu.80 The Safest Investments Are those that do net fluctuate derlas dt*> turbed condition* of the money or stock market*. First deed of trust note* (flrst uiortfaffes), well secured ?a real estate ia the District of Columbia, constitute "fUt edge" Investroents. Tbey da net depend upon the financial responsibility eg la* dividual* or corporatloae for their stability and are exempt from taxation as paisaeil Swartzeil, Rheem & Hensey Con Aj m 15 TH ST. ?.W. TVt ocl5-d.eSa.5d i TTnHer flnv Suoervision. ^ i X : German-American | o Building f Association < ?' 300 B StreetS.E Wc pay 6 per cent to ;; our members. MONEY TO LOAN AT 8. AH AND PEB&ONAL ATTENTION. Heiskell ^ McLeran, 1403 H St. N.W. J LONDON MARKET. LONDON. July 4.?On the etoek exchange here today American securities advanced on fair buying during the early trading. Later prices eased off and the f market closed quiet. United States Steel declined %. but the rest of the list ranged from unchanged to a point higher. FOREIGN BANKS. PARIS. July 4-r-Closing: Three per cent rentes. 97t 75c for the account. Exchange on London. 251 lie for checks. BERLIN. July' 4.?Exchange on London. 20 marks 48 pfennigs for checks. Money. 4H per cent. Private discount rate. 3 per cent. Little Eddie?Say, pa. do political enemies belong to diftsrent parties? Pa?No. my son; they belong to different factions of the same party.?Chicago Xeps.