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DAY OF REST
Senator Johnston Argues Cap ital Should Have It. NOT RELIGIOUS QUESTION Required for Man's Moral and Phy sical Well Being. DISTRICT IS ALMOST ALONE Only One State And One Other Ter ritory Are Without Sunday Observance Lawn. "The scat of government of th? 1'nlted States 1?. with nnn exception, the only territory within It* Jurisdiction in Amer ica where the fourth commandment has been repealed or Is practically Ignored. or where, at least, the universal senti ment in favor of a legislative day of rest does not prevail " With ihls statement of conditions 1n the National Capital, .Senator Johnston of Alabama. In behalf of the Senate Dis trict committee, pleads for the enact ment of the "Sunday rest bill" In a re port submitted to tl e Senate today. And the statement is regarded as Interesting Just at this time, in view of the at tacks on Sunday observance in Wash ington at the ITcsbyterlan General As sam I >1V *fter pointing out that similar bills were approved by the Senate District committee and by the Senate In* the (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses, Sena tor Johnston. In his report urging the prompt enactment of the measure, says: Many Petition for Law. "t'pori the hearing given on this the same oblectlons were made, nnd practi cally for the same reasons, that were made to the other bill* During these hearings upon preyioup bills vast num bers of petitions In favor of such a law have been presented, and representa tives of laboring men claiming to speak for 'JK.tHSi laborers an?l their families of the District urged the pas sage of the bill. "The objections made to this hill ran all be grouped under a few heads: "First?Objection to the selection of the first day of the week Instead of the seventh. "Second?As tending to unite church and state. Third?As an attempt to legislate the fourth commandment Into law. "Fourth?Ai unconstitutional. "As to the first objection. It Is a suf ficient answer that this opposition Is distinctly on religious grounds As a very large majority of the people pre fer Sunday and are accustomed to ob serve It as a day of rest, that day should be selected. It was stated en previous hearings that the Seventh Day Adventists in the. District did not num ber more than .KM? men. women and children out of a population of more than 300.000. Not Religious Measure. "The second objection Is without any force, for this bill Is purely a civil and not a religious measure; no religious duty is imposed upon any one, no attendance l.pon any church Is required, every citlsen is allowed the widest liberty of action, and the only thing that is required of Htiy one Is that he shall not pursue his usual avocations on that one day in st\ en. ? The third objection, that It Is an at tempt to enact Into law the Injunction of the fourth commandment, will appeal to few people who believe that an All-wise ? Jod and Loving Father was the author of that commandment. Mr. Justice Field, In considering a bill of this character In Fourth California, page 502, said: 'Its -equlrement Is a cessation from labor In Its enactment the leglslaturo has given the sanction of law to a rule of conduct which the entire civilised world recognizes as essential to the physical and moral well-being of society. 1'pon no subject ?' there such a concurrence of opinion among philosophers, moralists and states men of all nations as on the necessity of periodical cessation from labor. One day in seven is the rule, founded in experi ence and sustained by science. The pro hibition of secular business on Sunday is advocated on the ground that the gen eral welfare is advanced, labor protected and the moral and physical well-beltug of society promoted " In All But One State. "It was admitted by those objecting that every state In the Union save one had laws of this character "The seat of government of the I'nited States Is, with one exception, the only territory within Its Jurisdic tion in America where the fourth com mandment h;is been repealed or Is prac tically ignored, or where at lea?t the universal sentiment in favor of a legis lative day of rest does not prevail. "If we have no reverence for the Ten Commandments, no sense of obligation or duty to carry- out the divine law, and no faith In the existence of a Su preme Helng, who gulden the affairs of men snd nations, still the universal ex perience of mankind teaches us that one day In seven for rest Is a neces sit y "The appeal of those who are com pelled to labor In shop and factory under fear of a permanent loss of em ployment In caso of refusal should ap peal to the humanity of every goud citizen. Sustained by Courts. "To the objection that It Is unconstitu tional, It can be said that not a tingle decision of any court was presented to or known by the committee to sustain this position. On the contrary, the de cisions of all the courts are to the con trary. It Is unnecessary to cite the < sees. Thev are numerous. We will con sent ourselves w?1ih quoting one only. In an opinion delivered by Judge Thurman of the supreme court of Ohio in the case of Ploom agt Richards. "That great judge, later an honored member of this body, said: "We ar<, then, to regard the statute under con sideration as a mere municipal or police regulation, whose validity Is neither xtrengthened nor weakened by the fact that the day of rest It enjoins is the Sabbath day Wisdom requires that men should refrain from labor at least one dav in seven: and the advantage of bavicg the day of rest fixed, and so f xed as to happen at regularly recurring Intervals, are too obvious to be over looked It was within the constitu tional competency of the general as sembly to require this cessation of labor and to name the day of rest ' "It need only be added that at this time there are no laws In force in the District of Columbia which prevent any one from carrying on his usual busi ness or labor every day of the week, except only that bars, pool and billiard rooms are reqidred to close on Sunday. "The < 'ommlssloners of the District have commended similar bills." MEMBER OF AMERICAN TEAM. Weymann to Race in International Aero Contest in July. NEW YORK. May 23?The Aero Club of America l as received word from Henry Weymann. the American aviator, who la in Europe, that he will accept a place on the team to represent America In the race for the International cup in July. Tiie club has available for the two other places Earle Ij. Ovlngton and J. V. Martin The latter Is now In Europe At first It was hoped that either the Wright brothers or Glenn H. Curtlss would send over machines, but both re fused . Apparently none of the American team w! 11 use American machlnea. Weymann wiil fly a Xieuport monoplane with which fie averaged almost a hundred, miles an >ur with the wind a few days ago. I CHARGE Of NEPOTISM DENIED WITH EMPHASIS Mr. Wilson Resents Accusa tion Made Regarding House Patronage. Representative Wilson of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House committee on la bor, roue to a question of personal privi lege In the House today and denied em phatically that he wan guilty of nepotism In the distribution (ft the patronage al loted to his committee. Mr. Wilson read from a newpaper clip ping: which quoted John Klrhy, Jr., presi dent of the American Manufacturers' As sociation. ns saying that Mr. Wilson had appointed bis daughter Agnes as clerk of the committee; his daughter, Mary, a* his private secretary, and his wife as Janltress of the coiTimltee. with the com ment that "this Is a fair Illustration of the extremes to which labor leaders will go when they get a chance." True in But One Particular. Mr Wilson declared that the only truthful statement In the Kirby speech was that his daughter Agnes acted as clerk of the committee. "Neither my daughter Mary nor my wife." said Chairman Wilson, "is employ ed by the committee. My daughter Agnes has been my secretary for more than ten years. She was my secretary l>efore I came to Congress and while 1 was treas urer of the Miners' T'nlon Because of her knowledge of labor afTnlrs. and be cause of her long service as my private secretary, 1 selected her as clerk of the committee, because she was best fitted to do the work. Other Chftrges Refuted. "My daughter Mary has been 111 since she was twelve years old and is not phys ically able to besecretary to any one My wife suffered a stroke of paralysis last February and is today in bad health and with her daughter Mary is at our home in Pennsylvania. My wife Is the mother of eleven children, of which num ber we raised nine She would l>e neither afraid nor ashamed to be s Janltress. al though she prefers to be Janitress to your humble servant " GIRL HERE ON VISIT STRANGELY VANISHES Mother Fails to Find Her at Station When Excursionists Start for Home. Miss Bertha Henry, seventeen years of age, who rame here Sunday on an excur sion from Winchester. Va , Is reported as having disappeared. Her mother accom panied her on the excursion, and when It was time to return the daughter was missing Thinking her daughter might have taken an earlier train or that rfhe was go ing to wait for a later one, Mrs. Henry went home without her. hut as hour after hour passed without the daughter return ing the mother berame alarmed. Asked to Look for Girl. This morning Harry Henry, brother of the missing girl, came to this city and asked the police to make an effort to locate his sister. He said his mother had not the slightest idea where the girl had gone. His mother and sister, ho stated, became separated while In this city Sunday, and his sister was not at the Union station when his mother reached there in the afternoon. Miss Henry has light complexion and hair, blue eyes, and weighs about 125 pounds. She wore a black princess dress, large white straw hat trimmed wit it black ribbon, and black slippers. Her description was sent to the police pre cincts with directions that search for the missing young woman be made. FIREMEN ON SOUTHERN THREATEN TO STRIKE Demand Ten Per Cent In crease?Company Await ing Answer. KNOXVILI.E. Tenn., May 28.?It Is re ported here that firemen on the Southern railwav svstem wlM go on strike at noon tomorrow if the demands for a new wage scale are not granted or a promise agree ment Is reached by that time. In declining demands of the firemen President W. W. Flnley of the Southern railway asserted the concessions sought would mean an added expenditure of about *400,000 per year for the railway or an Increase approximating 27 S per cent over the wages paid last year. H. O. Teat, vice president of the Brotherhood of locomotive Firemen, who, with C. A. Doflin. also an official of the organization. Is representing the flremen In their controversy with the Southern road, said this afternoon that the report that a strike will be called at noon to morrow In the event that the demands of the men are not met, is inadequate. "We have not decided definitely upon action of any kind as yet." sold Mr. Teat, "and I do not know when we will." The controversy between the nineteen lo?-al organizations of flremen In the Southern system and th#? road arose over a demand of the former for 10 per cent increase in wages, which officials of the company have announced they are un able to grant. President Flnley and Oen eral Manager B. H. Coapman represent the railway In the conference, which is expected to laat some days. Mr. Coap man said today the railroad had made answer to the demands of the flremen and It is waiting to hear from them. ASSIGNED TO PULPITS. Clergymen Selected to Serve A. M. ?. Churches Here. Clergymen to serve the various African Methodist Episcopal churches of this sec tion of the country for the ensuing year were named at ths closing session of ths annual conference of Inst organisation in Metropolitan Zlon Church, on D street southwest. last evening. Bishop Walters, who presided, named the mlnlstsrs for the charges. The Washington district assignments follow: J. A. S. Cole, presiding elder; Metropoli tan. Rev. W. A. Ray; Oalbralth, Rev. 8. L Corrothers; John Wesley, Rev. C. C. Alleyne; l*nlon Wesley. Rev. G. M. Oli ver; Trinity. Rev. P. K. Fonvllle; Ar lington. Vs., Rsv. S. Q Swan. Missionaries: James W. Poe, M. O. "Freeland. Daniel Landln. W. M Johnson and A. Dodge. The attendance at the closing session was very large in anticipation or the pul pit assignment. DENIES THE WE Postal Clerks Not Bound by Oath to Strike. C. C. VAN DYKE SO STATES Hearing Before House Committee on Bill Permitting Government Employes to Unionize. The House commltt# on reform In the civil service today resumed hearlnc; on the bill introduced It}' ReprenentatlVe Uoyd of Mlnpnuri, to permit postal serv ice employes to form union* and affiliate with the American Federation of Tjabor. Carl C. Van Dyke of St. Paul, who was removed from the railway mall service last month becauie of alleged "pernlcl ouh" activity in connection with the proposed union under formation by the railway mall clerks, was the principal witness. He denied the assertion of Second As sistant Postmaster General Stewart, who was a witness before the oommltteo sev eral days ago. that the oath of the Brotherhood of -Hallway Mail Clerks pledged all members to participate In any general strike that was ordered. Charge Against Inspectors. Mr. Van Dyke declared that two p<"<*t office inspectors had violated Ihe postal laws, lie said they had opened a pack age of mall at Fargo, N. D., and had copied from Its contents .the proposed charter of the Brotherhood of Railway Mall Clerks. Warrants. Mr. Van Pvke snl<1. had been aworn out for the inspectors. but the district attorney had not served them on the ground thflt he would sub mit the matter to the grand Jury. The witness laid stress on the fact that the Post office I>epnrtinent paid very little attention to the complaints made by railway mail clerk*. In re sponse to one kick, the department had replied that the railway mail clerks apparently wanted to work in a Pull man car. Uerer Favored Strikes. Mr Van Dyke declared, in reply to questions by Second Assistant Postmaster General Stewart, who attended the hear ing. that he had never been In favor of strikes among postal employes. He added that he had served In the Spanish-Amer ican war. and told the committee that "a private in the army has a better show of getting a fair trial" than has a railway mail clerk Representative Pujo of fjoulslana said at the close of the hearing "that It Is a sad commentary on American eltlsenshlp that the average government employ" looks upon the government as a ruthless corporation seeking to oppress him." Representatives of the Manufacturers' Association have announced their inten tion of t?eing present Saturday of this week when the hearing Is resumed. SCHOOLBOY DISAPPEARS DURING RECESS HOUR Father Suspected of Having Taken Six-Year-Old Lad Away With Him. Ose?r Potter, si* years old, pupil at the Ketcham I'ubllc School in Anacostla, dis appeared from in front of the school this morning at the short recess. His ab sence was reported to the Hell Home, of which he was an Inmate, and the agent of the board of children's guardians was communicated with, Oscar having been place.d In the institution by the board. Representatives of the board of chil dren's guardians said that the disap pearance of the boy was not unexpected, the father of the child. It was stated, having declared he would some day get possession of him. "We saw a man take Oscar away in a buggy." was what the school children reported to their teacher. The boy's mother Is dead. When he appeared in the Juvenile Court April -'1 of last year. It Is explained, Arthur Duguid, who was employed In a Pennsyl vania avenue ?afe. appeared and claimed the boy as his child. He was anxious to send the <-hiId to the home of his mother In Vancevllle, N. C.. hut the court committed Oscar to the care of the board of children's guardians and he was placed In the Institution. 8&id to Have Made Threats. In December of last year, according to the police, Duguid was arrested for an noying persons in authority at the Hell Home and forfeited collateral In the Police Court. _ He Is said to have re marked that he would get the child later. This afternoon a message was sent to the police precincts directing t lie police to arrest Duguid and to get possession of the child. The boy has light hair and blue eyes and said to be unusually at tractive. Duguid Is described as being about thirty-five years of age, about five feet Ave inche* tall and weighing about 14T> pounds. He has fair complexion, smooth face and Is fairly well dressed. Detectives on duty at Cnlon station and policemen In South Washington, along the line of the railroad, were di rected to make a special effort to find Duguid. It being stated In the message sent from headquarters that he probably would board a train to go south. SCHOOLS CLOSE AT NOON. Beport Hade to Supt. Stuart That Classrooms Are Hot. Supt. A. T. 8tuart ordered closed every graded school In the District of Columbia at noon today because of the heat in the clkssrooms. It was reputed to him that the mercury in some of the rooms had reached the hundred mark. The matter of closing hlrh schools was left to the discretion of the principals, and the West ern High School was closed for the day at 1 o'clock. Supt. A. T. Stuart ordered the closing of the schools at the end of the morning session. He sal(\ that so long as the present degree of heat Is upon the city the schools will be dismissed at noon each day. The suggestion was made today that the Christmas and Kaster vacations be shortened and this time taken from the and of the school year, making the closing time of the schools June 1, or sooner. In stead of June 'M, or thereabouts. SCHOOL YEAB ENDED. Onnston Hall Graduates Addressed by Rev. Frederick B. Howden. Gunston Hall closed its nineteenth year with graduating exercises this morning. Rev. Frederick B. Howden of St. John's Church, Georgetown, presented the diplomas and delivered the address to the graduates. The grsduatea were Misses Elizabeth Crenshaw. Esther Foots, SSlly Nelson. Elisabeth Randolph, Regina Steckley, Virginia Millan ana Edwinetta gchroeder. Music was rendered by an orchestra under the direction of Herman C. Rake tnann and several vocal solos were ren dered br Mies Edwinetta 8chroeder After the exercises a buffet luncheon was served. DRINKS CARBOLIC ACID, DEATH COMES QUICKLY Suicide of William S. Baker, Once Employe of Gov ernment Printery. William S. Paker, seventy years old, formerly employed In the government printing nlllro a<( a proof-reader, com - mltfcMl suicide this morn Inn about 4:30 o'clock at his home, 616 Q street north west. by swallowing carbolic acid. The deed vp*n caused, it is stated, h.v a Ions? siege of Illness. Mr. Baker suffered from valvular din ease of the heart and hardening of the arteries, and ssverai months ago it be came necessary to amputate one of his legs. Dr. K. Y. Davidson of r. 12 Rast Capitol street wan his attending physi cian. Death Precedes Physician. This morning the physician went to the house In response to an emergency call, reaching there shortly after the patient died. Mrs. Puker had been at tracted to her husband's room by hear- ( Ing him raising the window. When she entered the room her hus band Asked for water. She g^t the water for him, but he was unable to swallow it. Learning what he had done a physician was sent for ami home remedies resorted to. but the deadly polHon soon put him beyond human aid. Mr. Haker was employed In I lie gov ernment printing office a number of years And whs popular with his feliow employes. He was formerly secretary of Hope Lodge, No. 2a. F*. A. A. M His widow, a dMughter and a grandchild survive him. Coroner Issues Certificate. f'oroncr Nevitf made nn Investigation nnd ?ave a certificate in accordance with the fni'ts The coroner was told that Mr. Halter had made tyi'o prior attempts to end lits life and that, he had made repeated threats that lie would do so. His tlrst attempt, it Is said, was r*iade several months ago. Sunday last he took strychnine, but not enough to kill him. As soon as he had swallowed the ncld this morning he threw the hottle from the window. SENATE GETTING READY FOR SNOW AND ICE BILL Timely Topic Will Be Discussed at Early Session of That Body. Although the Senate yesterday passed eleven District measures, five local bills remain on its calendar today. They are: A bill directing the Secretary of War to convey the outstanding legal title of the I "nlterl States to sublots Nos. ? ?!, .'!U anil .T.1 of original lot No. :i, square KO, In Washington, to William I!. Raplcy and the estate of W. W. Uapley. A bill for the extension of I'nderwood street from Plney Rrancn road to Its present western terminus east of ;ui street northwest. A bill to change the name of Kort. Drive, from 17th to 18th streets north east. to Irving strc^. A hill for the pf-oper observance of Sunday as a day of rest In the Distric* A bill providing for the removal of snow and l<-e from the paved sidewalks of the District Senator Heyburn Objects. The mensure directing tVie conveyance of the Cnlted States title to some land In square W> was called up yesterday afternoon, when the Senate was giving Its approval to other District legislation. Senator Heyburn objected to the bill, on the ground that it did not name the per son to whom the title was to he conveyed, but simply specified "the present occu pant" He made no attack on the merits of the bill, and It has the recommenda tion of the Department of Justice as to its merits. After Investigation the de partment found that the I'nited States' title to the land was more form than sub stance. The I'nderwood street extension bill was. too, before the Senate yesterday, but Senator Galllnger asked that Its con sideration he postponed A further in quiry into the plan Is being made. The other three measures were reported to the Senate from the District committee only yesterday, and no attempt was made to bring them to passage along with the other District legislation. PRESIDENT TAFf AIDS IN LIDRARY OPENING Ceremonies in New York In stitution Created at Cost of $10,000,000. NEW YORK. May 23 ? President Taft arrived here at 1:04 o'clock this after noon to attend the opening of the New York Public library. He will return to Washington at 12 o'clock tonight. The New York Public Library, ready for use after ten years of labor and an expenditure of $10,000,000 or more, occupied the center of public attention today. Karly in the morning the preparations for the official opening were completed, and the building was ready to receive President Taft, Gov. Dlx, Mayor Oaynor and the 500 other notables among the lfi.000 invited guests. Police Preserve Order. The police arrangements included the massing of BOO men on foot and horse to keep order in the square at 5th avenue and 42d street, which the big new build ing occupied. A picked squad of mounted policemen, resplendent In brass and braid, was detailed to escort President Taft from the Pennsylvania railroad station to the marble entrance hall, where the reception to city, state and national offi cials was scheduled at 2 o'clock. The formal exercises of the opening, which the 15,000 invited guests were privileged to attend, were set for 4 o'clock. President's Protection Assured. The police orders 'were to allow no one to. enter the library who was not provided with an admission ticket, to allow no canes or umbrellas and not to permit a camera Inside the building. Elaborate precautions for the protec tion of th# President were insisted upon. The visitors were only permit ted to pass through the great marble hallways and a few of the larger rooms. Tomorrow the entire building will be thrown open to the public with out restriction. Mrs. Charles Gibson, president of the Virginia chapter of the Society of Fair fax County, Daughters of 1812, has re ported planH for a granite shaft which is to be erected on the site where Mary Covington hid the arms of the British landing party, at Surprise HIU, at Lillian, Northumberland county, Va. 4 CAPT. SKATTUCK BURIED IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY Civil War Veteran Failed to Rally After an Apoplectic Stroke Last Summer. AKMOHY H. *HATT1JC'K. The funeral of Capt. Amory H. Shut tuck. r civil war veteran, for fortjr ono vpflrn a resident of the District of Columbia, who filed nt his apart ments In the Clifton last Saturday, was held from the Church of Our Fa ther. 1,1 tli an?l I, street* northwest, at 2 o'clock tli in afternoon. Rev. John Van Rchalck. pastor, officiating. Hurlal was In Arlington. The pnllhearprii were ."ejected from the local (Irand Army of the Republic, which organization had cha rgo of the services at the grave. Amory Holmead Shattuck was born at West Hoylston, Mass. May 15. 1837. and had celebrated his seventy-fourth birthday only a few days ago. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted In Company K, 16th Massachusetts In fantry, and was discharged on acrount of disability April 1. 1*6.7 lie re-en llsted In Company H. 3d Massachusetts f'avalry. January 2. IS64. ami was din charged October 13 hy reason of wounds received in l-attle Capt. Shattuck was a brave and pa triotic soldier. It was nt the battle of Hahtn Cross-roads that he was loft on II e ha11lefleld for 'lead, lie also suffered the horrors of life fri I.lbby prison. Ife came to Washington to reside In lNiO, and In 1K7.*> graduated from the Jar/ department of the National Cnlversltv later lie was appointed fo a clerkship in the Interior Department. At the time of bis death he was the auditor for tliat detriment Loyal to Bay State. ?'apt Shattuck always kept up his citi zenship in the old Bay state. He was treasurer of the Massachusetts State As sociation and also the treasurer of the Massachusetts Republican Association in this city. He was a member of Lincoln 1 ost. Nfr .t, <.rand Army of the Republic, and of Harmony I,odge. No. 17, F. A A. M , of this city ' '''? Shattuck was a close personal friend of the late Henrv Wilson. Vlee I resident of the Cnited States He suf i "red a stroke of apoplexy last summer | and never fully recovered from It I?e | spite l.ls gradnal breaking down his ,.<--ense of duty Impelled him to go to his I ofHcia work manv times during the last wo or three months when he was really too ill to do *o. i He is survived by his widow. R?da fl Shattuck; two daughters. Mrs. Arthur .1 I Houghton and Lillian Iiurdroff, three grandsons. fo.,r granddaughters and one ; great-grandson. farimprotest AGAINST WAGON TAX Commissioners Are Termed : "Greedy," and Col. Haskell Is Declared "Tyrannical." That some of the Maryland farmers are not at all.pleased with the fifty cents a > ear tax on business wagons, and very much displeased with the wholesale mar ket space back of the post office. Is evi denced in a letter to Senator Rayner of Maryland. The letter has been referred to the District Commissioners, who read In It that they were "greedy Commission ers." and that the market was In the Jurisdiction of a "most exacting and tyrannical man named Haskell." He Means Col Haskell. This latter Is Col. Haskell, superin tendent of weights and measures, who has reported to the Commissioners that he has long appreciated the hard lines of the farmer -who has to stand in the sun and rain In the wholesale market, and that he asked for *40,000 to erect sheds there last session, but that Congress did not allow it. The complaint from the Maryland farmer, Francis 8. McLeod of Beltsvllle, Md? reads. In part: Unprotected From Weather. "Thousands of dollars are charged these farmers annually for stall room in the publlo streets, and yet not one shed or canopy or awning has been erected to protect them or their prod ucts from the weather, and now the Commissioners are charging the people who drive Into Washington 60 cents for each wagon or other vehicle, and the farmers think this Is the last straw, and are talking of staying away from Washington, which may bring these greedy Commissioners to their senses. The market Is under control of a most exacting and tyranni cal man named Haskell, who Immedi ately orders the arrest of any unfor tunate farmer who makes a mistake In measure or weight, and the farmer Is always fined, because he is at a disadvantage because of lack of funds and bccause of environment." Motormen Pay Fineg. John Moore and Thomas Farrell, mo- j tormen on the IT street line of the Capital Traction Company, forfeited $3 collateral each in the Police Court this morning for violating the speed limit fixed by the Interstate commerce com mission for local electric railways. The defendants were arrested yesterday afternoon between 14th street and Florida avenue, after having been paced several blocka by bicycle police men from the eighth precinct. Bids for Canal Bonds. Treasury officials are busy receiving and filing bids for the IH6.000.000 issue of 3 per cent Panama, bonds. The bids will not be opened until June IT, one month from the day the issue was an nounced. A nuntber of fake bide from praetloal jokers havs been received at tbs depart ment. COVERS SECOND STAGE OF LONG AERO FLIGHT Vedrine Makes Brilliant Land ing Before Crowd at St. Sebastian. ST. SEBASTIAN. Spain. May 23.?The aviator Vedrine arrived here at o'clock this mnrnlnR from Angeloume, having successfully covered the second stag* of the Parls-to-Madrid aviation (light. He made a superb plane toward tlie earth, and on landing was enthus iastically cheered by a large crowd. He made no stop between Angeloume and St. Sebastian. Passing over the sea. he encountered dnngerons nlr eddies and be almost met with a catastrophe near the Spanish town of Fueqterraba, where one of the wings of hia machine grssed the P?-ak of a huge rock. Although th?* piano was sllghtlv bent, ho continued his flight. ?tarros. who started from Angouleme at 5.13 o'clock this morning, successfully crossed the Pay of Blftcay and arrived here at 11:40 o'clock. Me was forced to make a stop of four hours near Fuenter raba for fuel. BIARRITZ. France. May 23- M. Glb <rt after leaving Angouleme this morn - ing for St. Sebastian, lost h!s way In a fog, and after flying over water for two hours was forced to land here to take on fuel. His departure has been delayed because of a defective magneto. Second Stage Started. ANOOT'LEME, France. May 23.-Before an animated crowd the Angoulemn-St. Se bastian stage for the Petit Parlslen prize of $20,000 was Inaugurate^ hers this morning. The first sta*e of the flight contest, from Igsy-les-Moullneau*. Just outside Paris. to Angouleine, was begun Sunday In the presence of thousands of spec tators Three of the aviators. Vedrine filbert and Oarros. all had succeeded In cover big the first stage, a distance of 27* miles, up to yesterday afternoon. Frey only got as far ?is Etarnpes, where his machine was damaged In k squall. Oarros left Angoulene at 5:13 this morning and disappeared southward on his flight to St. Sebastian. He was fol lowed six minutes later by Olbert. The constantly thickening hazo In duced Vedrine to postpone his Start, but at 6:55 he soared up to a great height to test the atmosphere, and then, descending, crossed the official line at ten minutes past 7. At alMMit 8:4 5 o'clock a crowd of sum mer tourists Jammed together on a jpler leading to the famous "Virgin Bock at Biarritz cheered as Oarros appeared through the haze and sped across the Bay of Biscay In the direction of St. Sebastian. GREAT INTEREST SHOWN Annual Event of Board of Trade Likely to Be Most Enjoyable Ever Held. Judging bv the large number of tickets purchased and the amount of enthusiasm displayed by the members of the Board of Trade, this year's an nual river outing shadbake. June 3. will be the largest in the history of the organization. All the committees have worked hard to make this occasion the most enjoyable one ever held. The commit tees on arrangements, printing, souve nir and prizes have about completed their work, and rre anxiously awaiting the event. L>r. Frank E. Gibson has appointed the following executive committee, and from now on this committee will act as an advisory committee to all the sub committees: Gen. George H. Harries, chairman; M. E. A lies, Scott C. Bone. E C. Bran- | denburg, E. R. Brooks, A. B. Browne. W. A. Brown, R. E Burks. D. J. Calla han. W. A. H. Church, W V. Cox, J Harry Cunningham, H. Bradley David son, E. H. Droop, Dr. H. C. Duffey, John Joy Edson. William J. Eynon, William T. Galliher. E. C. Graham, Frank E. Gibson, C. J. Gockeler. Com missioner John A. Johnston, William F. Gude, J. Miller Kenyon, Walter H. Klopfer. John B. Lamer. Balph W. L"5?e, Townley A. McKee, Arthur C. Moses, C. P. Norment. Thomas C. N'oyes, TheodAre W. Noyes, Myron M. I'arker. D. 8. Porter, R. Boss Perry, Commissioner H. Rudolph, William M. Shuster. Frank D. Ree Blde, Thomas W. Sid well. G. W*. F. Reeslde, Thomas W. Sldwell, G. W. F. Swartzell. J. H. Small. Jr.. Thomas W. Smith. W. Seaton Trunnell. John I* Weaver, Fred J. White, J. Louis Wll lige, Louis C. Wilson, S. W. Woodward, B. II. Warner, Thnmaa P. Morgan and William H. Saunders. Preparing Good Menu. The following committee on dinner has devoted considerable time to the many .letails. and a first-class menu will bo furnished: Townley A. McKee. chairman; E. J. Mc Quade, vice chairman; 8ldney I. Bes sellevre, Henry E. Blttlnger, Bertt H. Brockway, Leo C. Brooks, Henry C. Browning, Dr. B. M. Carter, WBllam G. Carter, Charles D. Church. Edward E. Clement. Eugene S. Cochran, Charles F. Crane, George G. Cornwell, Otto J. DeMoll, Jules A. Dernonet. John T. Devlne, -arl A. Droop, T. C. Dulln. John W. Dunbar. Charles A. Eck stein, W. Elmer Espey, G. W. Forsberg, John E. Fuegel. Eugene C. Gott, Benja min S. Graves, C. L. Harding, George E. Hebbard, Michael Helster, S. B. Hege, F. S. Hlght, Joel Hlllman, John G. Hodges, William J. Holtman, Robert C. Howard, Charles Jacobsen, Walter H. Klopfer, Ralph W. Lee, Adolph Loehl, John H. Magruder, John H. Miller. Wil liam Muehlelsen, Edward J. Murphy. Charles Rauseher. William F. Roberts, J. W. Rowland, George F. Schutt. Mark McK. Sloan, O. O. Staples. G. Taylor Wade, Francis N. Westerman. E. L. Weston, Hylas T. Wheeler, JE. O. Whit ford, J- Louis Wllllge, Levi Woodbury and Oscar T. Wright. SENTENCE IS AFFIRMED. Joseph M. Huston, Convicted of Con spiracy, to Serve Prison Term. HARRISBURG. Pa.. May 23.?The State supreme court today affirmed the lower court In the matter of the appeal of Joseph M. Huston of Philadelphia, architect of the new state capitol building, who was sentenced to serve not less than six months nor more than two years' Imprisonment for con spiring with state officials to defraud the state In the erection and furnish ing of the capitol. This ends a long legal battle, and Huston will now go to prison to serve his sentence. Exhibit ot labor-Saving Devices, An exhibit of labor-saving office de vices has been arranged by the Presi dent's commission on economy and effi ciency in the government departments. T^e exhibit will take place June fl to IB in the Union building. G street be tween 6th and 7th streets northwest. Tka ?xhiblt will be for the benefit of all the government departments. BUCK, ALMOST ALONE, 1 KEEPS UP THE FIGHT ? ? Hopes to Secure President Emeritus Eliot to Preside Over Convention. i With further resignation* of mcmhfr* of the executive commltt?i> and officers and the declination to serve of those se lected to All the varamlM, Sccretarv Buck "rem* to be nil that Is left of the National Civil Service Improvement \s roclatlon, po fur as lt? officer* are c<?n ccrned. Treasurer Ofterdlnger. the last of the old board of officer* except Secretary Ruck. quit yesterday because t;e t* said to bellera bis usefulness In the oflh-e has coma to nn end. Secretary Ruck Is said trt be on hi" way to Boston. where he hopes to find aid and comfort for his depleted organization Threw More Resignations. Wlllard W. Brown. who waa announced as one of the newly elected vice presi dent. la In New Hampshire Whether he will nerve, or Indeed whether he knows he has been chosen. Is problematical. at leaat. Percy S Foster, another of the newly elected vie* presidents, haa declined the honor and tendered his resignation as a member of the ettCUtlvS committee aa well. ? R. N. Harper, former president of tne Chamber of Commerce and .lullen l?owell have llkewlae realgneg their* membership In tha executive committee. Hopes to Secure Dr. Eliot. Secretary Buck Is trolng ahead with hla plana for the proposed convention to bo held In Washington May 81 and June 1. He atill believes the organization will survive the rude shocks It haa recently received. Hla trip to Boaton la for thr> purpose Of obtaining the consent of President Emeritus Eliot of Harvard to preside and deliver nn address at the convention. FOR OIL MEN'S PROSECUTION. Senator Pomerene Suggests It in a Resolution. The prosecution of John D. Rockfeller, William Rockefeller, Henry II. Rogers. Henry M. F!agler, John D. Archbold. cul ver H. Payne and Charles H. Pratt of the Standard Oil Company for violation of the Sherman anti-trust act Is suggest ed In a resolution which Senator Pome rene of Ohio submitted to the Senate this afternoon. The resolution specifically calls upon the Attorney General of the ITnlted States for Information as to what, If any, prosecutions have been brought against the Standard Oil Company. Its constit uent companies or tha Individual defend ants for violations of sections 1 or 2 of the Sherman anti-trust act A Jail sen tence la jKisslble upon conviction under those sections. The resolution was adopted without dis cussion. HIGH SCHOOL CADET DROWNED. Boy Supposed to Be George Saunders Loses Life In Potomac. A telephone message was received at police headquarters bore late this after noon that a boy supposed to be George Saunders, a Washington High Sr hool Ca det. waa drowned this afternoon In the Potomac river, near the Three Sisters, Just above Georgetown. WALTER A. POWELL DEAD. Assisted in Designing Capitol Ex tension Under President Fillmore. ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. May 23 ?Walter An gela Powell, aged eighty-three years, died at his home here Sunday. He. with Rob ert Mills, designed the extension to the Capitol at Washington during President Fillmore'a administration. He served throughout the civil war un der Fremont and Ko^wranf, and built tne fortifications at Winchester. Harpers Ferry and other places TAFT GOES TO NEW YORK. Four Members of Cabinet Also Away From Washington. President Taft and four members of his cabinet are out of Washington today. The President left for New York this morning and this afternoon will at tend the dedication exercises of the new public library In that city. Secretary of the Treasury Ma'Veagh left last evening for Kansas <*lty. Mo, to address a conference of bankers Secretary of War Stlmson also left the city last night, going to New York. At torney General Wlckersham Is also in New York and will return with the Presi dent tomorrow morning Secretary of the Navy Meyer Is also In New York. He addressed the Eco nomic Society In that city last evening. Owing to the President's absence the regular cabinet meeting scheduled for today has been postponed until tonior- j j row. ACCIDENT UNEXPLAINED. 1 Party Rescued From Launch Tell j Little of Capsizing. The members of the launch party j saved from drowning when their craft, the Alleen, overturned off the mouth of the Dyke, on the Virginia side of the Potomac river about three mll*-s below Alexandria, as reported in The Star yes terday, were employes of the bureavi of engraving and printing, who left here Saturday afternoon on a pleasure trip. There were eight employes of the bureau and two boys in the party. It was learned today. They owe their lives, it Is said, to Thomas Marion. W. Voglesang and John B. Moore of this city, who in the launch June But took the members of the party aboard and brought them back to Washington. How the accident occurred is not ex actly known by those on the Aileen The party aboard her were awakened by the careening of the boat and all managed to get outside before she went over. Their cries for help were heard by Mr. Marlon, who was aboard the launch Curlew, about a mile away Rea lizing at once that rescue work was to be done, he Jumped aboard the smaller launch June Bug. which was lying along side tha Curlew, and in a few seconds had her going at her best speed toward the point from which the cries came. Mr. Moore and Mr. Vogelsang, who were aboard the June Bug. were told what had happened as the launch ran across tha river, and It took but a few minutes to transfer the shipwrecked men to the rescuing boat. L*ter they were brought to this city. The Alleen was also floated and yesterday was towed here. Reuben W. Moore, sixty-nine years old, died Sunday night at 11 o'clock three miles north of Harrisonburg. Va. He was * member of fi. B. Gibbons Camp of Confederate Veterans. FOR BEMUSING Senator Works Studying Con ditions in Washington. PLANNED MODEL VILLAGE Given Credit for Initiating SueeeM ful Movement in Home City of Los Angelea. Senator John 1? Works of California, a mrmNr of Senate district commi?*e?. Is making an Inquiry Into the ho-jsitig conditions among the poor of T?? tlonal Capital. II# haa MIIOWK'i himself aa friendly to legislation ihflt baa for Its objfrt mi ImprovrawM of those cond Hons. although he does not contemplate the Introduction of any legislation b Ji1ms?'!f In the nrar future. Senator Work a la given eredlt for an Important and cfToctl\? mowmfii' in h a homo < Ity of t.oa Angeles toward the providing of better houses for the peer He initiated a movement which a re sulting In the building of .1 "model v!l lago" in the factory section of th* city Story of Mod#] Villa**.. The story of the model village Is toll In a pamphlet Juat received here from Ix>s Angles It fays: "About n v?>ar ago i'nited States S- nator John 1?. Wot ka, then president of the I/>a Angelas city council, gnv? an a>1 dross before the Friday Morning Club and urged Immediate action to relieve the housing conditions of the poor, who wer? living In squalor and degradation In cei tain parts of the city "Ho said that the city w^ ild leaa* a tract of land for a Ion* term of veata. on which model cottage* might l?e but t that could pa\ a fair rnte of Interest on the Investment. The members of the FT! day Morning flub were deeply interested In the plan as presented and pledged t^e erection of the first cottage The same evening. Senator Works addteasid an aa sembly at the Hershey Arms by Invlta tlon of M Iss Mei^n Matthewson, and the sum of fl.4uo waa raised "On the suggestion of Mrs KgelholT Rundel. a perman-nt or* an It; 1 t Ion. known bb the 'Model Village Corporation,' was formed to further aid the project. Houses of Hollow Tile. "Tin* land, leajwd by the city, fin whtcti the model village la to t?e built lies n"?r Elvslan Park and Mween the llak?r Iron works and the Southern I'a> 1* yards. The bouses will cost about each and are to Ite built of hollow tiling "A selection will be made of faml lea mo?* likely to appreciate and maintain a neat and attractive home, and the rentals will be applied to keeping a so- l>t! work er to help them and for general Improve ments "The money raised st the l|er*h?y Artna was turner over to the pla> ground and housing commission, and by unani mous corfsent of a 1 interest' <1 pnrtl< * will be used for a recreation cent? r and playrrotind In the model village Then are several men and women pledged to erect cottages aa soon aa the work la actually commenced. and a little modal village" for the worthy and Industrious poor within the groat and model city of 1/oa Angeles will soon be not a dream of a few visionary phllantroplsts. but a beautiful realisation of a practical and well directed plan Senator Works Is familiar with tho work done here by the Sanitary Mousing Improvement Cointyny and <Jpn. G. M. Sternberg. SESSIONS OF CONFERENCE TO CONTINUE TO JUNE 5 Consideration of Treaties Taklny Up Time of Meeting on Pro tection of Property. T'nexperted dlffVMtltlea encountered In the consideration of the treaties offered for promulgation before the fourth cs | ference of tli? International I nlon ro*" the Protection <>f Industrial Pr"i>ortr w II extend the sessions aomewhat lieymd the date fixed upon. The deliberations ar not expected to l?e concluded l*?fore Jun# j 5. This has necessitated the <an< Hla'ton of steamer icromm'nlatlons bv many of ! the delegates, the may.rlty of whom now i plan to sail June m The committee soafSi ns tl Is morning were adjourned at noon, and this after ) noon many of the delegates wii! Inspect I the patent office as the gue?ta of < '<>m mlssloner Moore, the chairman of the I'nited States delegation to the confer ence. The distinguished visitors ar" looking forward with pleasure to tie f-mal re ceptlon to be tendered them by I'res'dont ! Taft at the White House tomorrow after noon and to the banquet t*? U- given by ! the I'nited States delegation at the New Willard Sat unlay niglit. President 1 aft will be unable to attend the dinner, owing to absence from the city. The adjourned plenary session of Mon day will be held Thursday moaning, and J It Is expected mu<*h work of a permanent iiature will l>e accomplished The Nica : raguan minister has presented his cre dentials as a delegate to the inference. f'oal mining condition* in the dark? burg and Fairmont regions of Weet Vir ginia are again normal after a flullnesa covering several months 1 Daily f Food Hi Should not only ta?te ^ pood, hut should nf'Uri^h 2j the body. 2 Some people <tick to % certain foods they have * been accustomed to eat, ^ but which do not ^ive the J* power of mind and body to be had from some other ? foods. I Grape-Nuts 1 * Made from whole wheat ^ ^ and barley, by a food ex !| pert, is all absorbed by the system for building up a i clear brain and a strong | body. Try Grape-Nuts and cream or milk regularly for the cereal part of the morning meal a few weeks, and note the im provement in mental and physical vigor. ??There's a Reason" tu rnatum C?re?! CnmpurtT. M4., ifc Battle Creek. MM ?