WHEN A KING IS CROWNED.
, Side Lights on the Most Elaborate Func
tion in All England's History ? Mil
lions of Dollars Spent in Fireworks and
Decorations?Every Detail Planned.
< ^h|p?ram tn Th?> ?t*r.
I OX DON. June 2J. The "Star? ?f
Africa.'' tie ?wo lnreo portions of the
Cullman diamond used in the crown and
scepter. used to.lay for the first
time in coronation ceremonle= it wje
K'dc K'lward \?bo de.-tded tha* the 'woi
*u'<> pe,irl-?ha ped diamonds should bp
pla "d in the >.?ptrr and rrown, the
larser nn? 1n the symbol of power and
the smaller nni> in the crown
The vreat diamond Is of the enormous
veij^pt rf r?1??s carats and the difficulty
of fndfnsr a p'a.-e for it in the scepter
wss deverlv surmounted
The srepter in its former shape had a
. certain amount of scroll work below the
or*. This still appears in the new shape,
but Instead of hetn* vertical It Is hori
lortal. forminsr an ornamentation around
thr larger "Star of Africa " A remark
able dev'ce by which the diamond Is held
in place by two screws makes It very
Arm, vet nothing ran be s^en of the meth
od of tlx inc. the screw being hidden tie
hind i ibles in the scroll work
Ti c smaller stone takes the place of the
sapi>htre placed in the crown of Charles
IT by (.foi ift- I\". It is immediately under
the r iby of ttie Black Prince. Georse,^
er?\\i contain- examples of all the meth
ods of diamond cutting from the days of
extraordinary precautions are taken to
g .ani these priceless symbols. Vigilant
sentlreN watch them ni^ht and day.
? * * ?
T?.e sreat coronation pageant was stage
mar.aged b\ the Duke of Norfolk, earl
marshal of ceremonies. The coronation
??ot. mittee or the coronation executive
committee, as it was known, ha- met
frequently and arranged with consummate
rare every small detail so that nothing
possible could ?o wrong.
The member* of this committee were
the Archbishop of Canterbury. Captain
the Hon (' Went worth-Fitzwtlliam.
the Mm Sir Schomherg McDonnell, Lieut.
Co lit. Hon Sir Arthur Bigge. private
?e. retary to King George: Rt. Hon Sir
C.. rv Murray, Sir "'harles Lucas. Lieut,
col. Sir <\iarles Federick, Sir Richmond
ft t hie. Sir Hdward Troup, Sir Edward
Henrv. i ?? presenting the metropolitan po
li? ? and Scotland Yard. Col. Sir Douglas
Dawson. Sir Almeric FitzRoy, Sir Alfred
Scot: Catesbj, Vaughan Bash. Capt.
F/iiest Troubridge, John C. Thynne and
* * * *
Among the most interesting visitors are
those from the British dominions in the
fat vast These Include the Gaekwar of
Karoda. the Maharajah of Idar, the Ma
harajah of Bikanir, the Agna Khan, the
Tikka Sahib of Nabha. the Rajah of
Kanika. the Thakir Sahib of Morvi, the
Maharajah of Gwalior, the Maharajah of
Cooch Behar and many others.
Contrary to the popular notion these
potentates are rot poor, destitute of sub
jects. but hold sovereignty over rich
dominions, and ,iave fabulous incomes.
For instance, the Gaekwar of Baroda
r iles 2.o.4M*?o souls, owns $.1,000,000 worth
of diamonds and is entitled to a salute
of twentv-one guns. The Maharajah df
Patiala, who is also here, is the youngest
ruling chief in London, being only twenty
years old. The Agha Khan is a great
traveler, very rich and a member of the
exclusive Marlborough Club in London, qt
which King George is also a member.
* * ? *
Half a million dollars was spent In the
city of London upon the decorations and
illuminations of the various public and
private buildings for the coronation. The
schemes adopted are the most striking
ever seen In this city. Fpon Mansion
House alone $T.VW0 was spent. London
bridge is decorated with lattice plasters
and fir trees connected by lines of wis
The stupendous sum of $*.000,000 has
MAGNIFICENT ROBES I
IN TOOAH CEREMONY
Dresses Worn by American
tumes of the Peerage.
IAVDON. J'ine 22?The dresaes worn
bv American ladies at the coronation in
Westminster Abbey are described as fo!
Mi.- Whitelaw Reid. wife of the Amer-i
m ambassador The dress she wore a;'
? ? ir-t court this season It is of white
nir the front and hack trimmed with
p< ar and diamonds, and panels of fine I
!a e she wore also a twra of pearls j
t;c ?! 4ii 'mis. a pearl co'.iar and ropes
?Mr John !hve? Hammond, wife of the
A:i!?-?! m special envoy- a dress of heavy
-.it ti embroidered with jeweled pea
'0 ? fe. tl.ers Her jewels consist of a
t .i ne klace. earrings and bracelet of
<..uri tic- and emeralds. The earrings
are a pair worn by Catherine II !?he <ar
r ei H white ostrich feather fan, a ?'coun
terpart of one presented by South Africa
to ti.. present .pieen at the time of her
n I'r.a-e I,.ke all the crther ladies, she
*"f' u-tricii feathers in her hair
Mis l'hillips. wife of tin- first se< re
a \ ? f th<? embassy?White satin dress
\ I ?.? and ?i!\ei trimming. A tiara,
o am-.ml ollar an ! [ curl n< klace
All.- Mmpson wife of i"apt. Simpson
r.a ,il atta i . American embassy ? Wtiite
-a'.n rriri.me.i with old point ia.e and
<i.d?i!ant? . jciAt <liamon<}?
Mi urn. wif.. of ?'apt. Slocum,
in:I.tar> attache Amen an embassy?
v' ' -at.n ci arn.t .se embroidered in a
a an'. tenth*: design. .? diamond t:ar,i
d I H . 1\ ( \ H i i_i < i
I he i| .< ? ; train was carried by six
J' * - \ ,,,'s earls, instead
' -'ia. t.\ pa^. s Those selected for
U" Ladj Mar> Dawson
caughter ..l th. Countess of Da r trey
i--d .Ma " II ogiUy. daughter of the
ountess ..t \irlie. Lady Victoria Car
rmgtori. ih, _ht.i of the rountes- > ar
: nit >? ii: l..id% l.il*er H itler, dauglm r of
t.ie Countess of 1 .aneshourgh; I^?dy Kileen
K: '* ? -Kht. if t i. ('ountess of Itan
fi.rlj, ,in<i f.itd\ Dorothy Browne. dauKh
t-i *.? f the i'o'ii:*i.ss of Kcnmare.
Robes of the Peerage.
i < r.>h?^s worn by the members of the
?anon- degrees <.f the peerase at the
? oil.nation of the monarch are regulated
pre edent dating buck for centuries.
Thost of ti.e first o; ducal degree, whl? h
is regarded dignified that all princes
?if the Mood royal are created dukes on
the attainment of their majorit\. or
shortly after, must weai In the flr*t place
f ii court dress or uniform liver this is
carried a surcoat or mantle of crimson
velvet lined with white taffeta edged with
?i inivcr. which is the white fur of the
. ? nice or -t-iat w ith the black falls at
aeh'd. w iiib the i ape i? of the same fur
without the hla'k tails, but with four
row.- <if black fur symmetrically arranged
?i und it The duke's <'ap Is of crimson
v*!v*:, turned up with ermine, having a
?old rr.ssel on the top. This is replaced
jitter the completion of the coronation
'ei.tnon. 1>\ a coronet consisting of a
'?Jr<-le of gold or < hased silver gilt, set
round with eight strawberry leaves
The coronation robe of a duchess is
a crimson velvet mantle, the cape furred
with white miniver barred tvith four
row at of tduck ermine five inches from the
edge. Th? kirtle meets at the waist over
? wfciu> Aianei. Tho bodice ia low and
been spent upon ftrewnrks, while probably
more than half that amount has been
spent in the colonies up"n pyrotechnic
displays for tonight, and upon subsequent
nis;lit^ during the season.
* * * -jt
S t of the fairest \ ounK women of the
realm were selected to he Queen Mary's
train bearers toflay. They were: I^ady
Mary Pawson. daughter of the Countess
of Par trey; l^ady Ma bell Ogllvv, daugh
ter of the Countess of Airlie; Lady Vic
toria Carrington, daughter of Countess
Carrington: 1 ady Eileen Putler. daughter
of the Countess of Lanesborough; Lady
Eileen Knox, daughter of the Countess of
Ranfurly; l.ady Dorothy Browne, daugh
ter of the Countess of Kenniare.
This was a departure from the custom
which Quern Alexandra attempted to es
tablish by having her train carried by
eight small pages.
* ? * *
The moving picture men were a feature
of the day. being everywhere actively
engaged in snapping pictures of the cor
onation scenes. t<> he hastily developed
and sent off to America by the fastest
ship. Representatives of all the leading
film producers in the world purchased
space along the route of the procession
and had their machines set up Each
camera operator was attended by an as
sistant. who conveyed the undeveloped
films by automobile to headquarters.
Moving picture theaters in Tendon and
Paris will reproduce the pictures of the
* ? ? *
The pink carnation known as Lady
Hermione Is the flower that was select
ed for the coronation bouquet which
Queen Mary accepted from the garden
ers' company. Lady Herniione Is the
English or border variety and a favorite
of the queen. She named that as her
choice for the coronation bouquet.
Several hundred blooms were especial
ly grown for this bouquet. It wag of
fered in a very beautiful silver or silver
gilt basket of Jacobin design.
* * * *
For two whole days?today and tomor
row?central Jxudon is and will be in
the hands of the authorities', and orders
will not be set aside for the most im
portant personages in the realm. Even
King George would have difficulty in ab
rogating an order issued by Supt. Froest
of Scotland Yard. Central I>ondon is
walled In by houses and strong gates,
over which even the tallest man could
not get a glimpse of the pageantry be
yond. This day established a precedent,
for it was the first time thatx the police
ever walled in a procession In London.
1-lltherto cavalry held the crowds in
* * * *
Col Sir Charles Frederick, master of
the household, was made responsible for
the reception of the many guests of the
king and queen, and his task has been
one of great magnitude. A large num
ber of houses and of suites of rooms in
hotels were engaged, as it was found
impossible to accommodate all the rep
resentatives of foreign governments in
the royal palaces, but wherever they
are housed 'they are being entertained
just as if they were in Buckingham
* * * *
Field Marshal Kitchener, who was in
charge of the mtlitarv preparations, has
been busy for six months arranging the
details. A number of temporary camps
for the troops were established in Hyde
Park, Regent's Park, Kensington gar
dens. Hounslow. Hampton court. Alex
andra and J^ambeth Palace grounds and
Battersea Park. The marines are being |
accommodated at St. George's barracks
A field hospital with 300 cots was es?
tabUshed in case any of the men were
Eight Boy Scouts represented the Do
minion city of Toronto in the Canadian
Boy Scouts coronation contingent. The
bo> 9 came from Canada and ?ere a fea
ture of the ceremonies today.
tight-fitting, with stomacher and panel
of white or cream material, with fur
bordering the top of the bodice and con
tinued in a band over each shoulder Her
coronet is similar to that of her hus
band while her train Is two yards in
Robes Worn by Marquises.
Peers of the next degree, or marquises,
wear precisely similar rubes to those of
the dukes, but they are entitled to only
three and a half rows of black fur on
their capes, four on the right and three
on the left side. The cap is the same,
but the coronet is adorned with four
Silver halls and four golden strawberrv
leaves arranged alternately.
A marchioness' robe differs from that
of a duchess in that it has only three
and a half rows of black fur around it
while her train is reduced to a vard and
three-quarters in length. She wears a
similar coronet to that of her husband
For an earl, or count, the robes are th?
same, but the bars ot black fur are re
duced to three. His coronet is a circle
of gold or silver gilt.-chased and bordei
ed with ermine, and it hears eight
pyramidal points placed around it alter
nately with eight strawberry leaves,
while a large silver ball is placed on the
top of each point
A countess wears on her coronation
robe only three rows of black ermine,
the border of miniver being reduced to
three inches and her train to a yard and
a halt in length. Her coronet is me
same as that of at. earl
\ lscoutits are robed similarly to the
peers of higher degree, but are entitled
to only two and a half rows of black fur
on their capes, arranged three on thv;
right and two on the left side. The goMen
circle of a viscount's coronet is sur
mounted by sixteen silver balls.
The robe of a viscountess, \n tne same
way. has but two and a half rows of
black fur with a white border of two and
a half inches, while her train Is a yard
and a quarter in length.
For the bardns, who form the lowest
I rirgree of the peerage, only two rows
of black fur are permitted to he worn
on their capes, their roltes heing other
wise similar to those ot the other peers.
Their coronets consist of a circle of
sold bordered will: ermine and bearing
six silver balls
A baroness wears? only two bars of
bia< k fur and a two-inch border of
white miniver, while her train measures
only a yard in length She wears a
similar coronet tjo that of her husband.
Regulation of Dresses.
1 he style of the dress worn by all
peeresses at the < oronation, as distin
guished from the robes, is. regulated by
the office of the early marshal as follows:
i A kirtle of crimson velvet, bordered all
round with a narrow edging of miniver,
ior w hite fur. scalloped in front, other
, plain This kirtle may be fastened
I down the back or In front It opens
j from ttie waist in front, widening gradu
ally down to the ground. It may be qatli
i ered back In three festoons, each tied
| back with a bow of gold tinsel
The Hleeves are about nine Inches long
I of the same material, decorated with two
, narrow rows of white miniver below
which are five lappets of length varying
between one and three inches, each edged
| with white miniver, and below these
white lace The petticoat is white or
cream colored, edged with lace, embroid
ery or bro.ade. which is of KO|d or Hii.
ver Jewels are permitted to be worn
round the neck and also on the bodice
and petticoat, while haras may be car
ried on the head.
Motorist Killed by Freight Engine.
ESSEX. Conn , June irj Because E P.
Dickey, eighty-ore years old. failed to
heed a signal to stop his automobile at a
crossing here, he is dying today of in
juries received when bis machine was
struck by the engine of * freight train
Mrs Dickey's left arm was broken in
two places and her sister. Miss Dicker
man, was also ser'ously injured. The
Uiuuffcui vbtai'td harm.
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The greatest purchase
of the year ? of Summer
Girl Dresses and Suits?
is credited to the Palais
Royal in connection with
this sale at $1.98 and
$4.98 for choice.
Please observe that 110 claim
is made to values ? unwise
when an epidemic of hysterical
advertising has seized Wash
ington. Like the measles with
the children?it'll soon pass
This must be said?the Palais
Royal always has and always
will claim that however much
prices are lowered quality?
merit?shall never be below the
standard of the store or its
patrons. This means?that no
trashy or vulgar Dresses or
Suite are here.
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$1.98 I Palais Royal Friday Bargains ? $4.98
SiDminner Wash Dresses amd Suits?'The Best Yet at the Prices
All at $4.98
Worth to ??
The One-piece Dresses are of foulard
silk, voile, messaline, swi6s, linen, em
broidery, lace and wool cloth. Made
up in endless variety of latest-moment
styles for all occasions.
Coat Stilt?, of imported rep and
linen, are made up with sailor collar
and patent-leather belt. The Cloth
Suits, in pin-stripe effects, are man
tailored a l'anglaise.
The Robes, semi-made, are of swlss
and cambric embroidery. Easily fin
ished, creating a superb dress at the
nominal copt of $4.98.
The Waists are of marquisette, voile,
all-over eyelet embroidery and im
ported batiste, some lingerie, some
tailored and exquisitely hand em
Skirts of panama, bedford cord and
storm serge, in white, gray and navy.
The Coat Sweaters are in white,
cardinal and black. Bathing Suits are
of mohair, in French effects.
Friday's Wash Dress Goods Bargains.
The 12r4c White Nainsook and Dotted Swiss?to be or to
morrow?i? unusually sheer. The I2*2C Figured Batiste ami
Lawns?to be qc?are in agreeable variety of pretty effects. 1 he
25c goods?to be 12c?include the famous "Sherrettc," the
summer girl's favorite.
Pure Linen Torchon Laces at 4c yard?note that the cotton
stuff that tears and pulls in the wash is usually 5c yard. And
think of only 4c for Real Irish Crochet Medallions! And only
7c yard for Cluny Laces, Edges and Insertings to match.
Most marvelous?Exquisite All-over Laces, hand embroider
ed by the patient and artistic Japanese. Worth to $5, we claim.
Those 24 inches wide are worth $9 yard. Choice for $1.00 yard.
Dress Shieids, 4 pairs for 25c.
Famous Shields?Each Pair Warranted by the Maker.
The periodical sale of these Warranted Dress Shields?they
are warranted the same as if the famous name were stamped on
each pair?always brings modistes, tailors and home folks.
Xote that sizes I, 2, 3, 4, usually 15c, 18c, 20c and 22c pair, will
be here tomorrow at 7c pair, or 4 pairs for 25c.
119c Scnssors, 5c.
For FYidav Onlv.
II 9c Belting, Sc.
Transformations, Natural Wavy
Hair. All shades, $7.50 i <Q)&
Clusters, containing 16 single
puffs; all shades. $2.00 95C
Friday On fly, 3c.
Two for 5c.
Silk Hair Nets.
Heavy Wavy Switches;
all shades; 24 inches long ?tj RjfTj
$5.00 value *
Sanitary English Hair Rolls.
Standard at T5c
The Palais Royal,
1 ?morrow's Three Greatest Price Surprises.
116c 25c $2
A Friday treat for the Palai* Royal'* regular patrons?we
are not anxious to dispose of too mativ at thc*e special prices,
and give no descriptions. A whisper to patron* -they are not
remnants and all size* will be found. Another whisper?The
spec in 1 prices are for tomorrow only.
Hosiery and Underwear Department
Palais Royal Friday Rargains \<>t Remnants.
Pure Silk "Onyx'* Hose- lisle garter
tops, heels and toes, 50c 5?^
values. Tomorrow only
Pure Silk Hose, lisle garter tops,
spliced lisle heels and topf?; /g
extra sizes. 65c values
Lisle Hose, double sole, Pub-L
tops: bla-k. tan and white
Mens "Onyx" Pure Silk Hose;
black and colors. 3!?c values TjQfC
I/O* N> k Hihhe.i Vests. plafn and
fancy yokes: small large and j]
extra sizes 11<; values ....
Low Ne<-k Lisle Vests; plain and
fancy \oke*. 4Hc values; 3
for $1 on Kncli
Indies Low Neck Imported Silk
Lisle Vests, with fan-'y crocheted
yokes; 7.">c \aiue. Tomor
50c Table Uracil, 36c Yd,
And Other Second Moor Fridav Bargains.
10c Hemmed Huck Towels ?=??
For tomorrow only
$1.00 Crochet Bedspreads.
Marseilles patterns. For to- Q?,r?
_ Standard Kleat ned Sheet*.
7Kx90 inches Tomorrow
1 r>c Bleached Pillow Cases;
4 2x3? in< hes For tomor- f| ifV<.
row only miPC
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For the Week?emid Trip.
Trunks, Suit Cases and P?ag- ai I riday Bargain*.
$5.00 Traveling Trunks, canvas
covered; 32 Inches; iron bottom;
brass lock, tray and hat
$10.00 Dress Trunks; linen lined,
two trays, hat box, iron bottom,
heavy catches, brass lock (fjg
and leather strap
$3 75 Steamer Trunks, 32 inches,
canvas covered, brass trimmings,
iron bottom, heavy catches <n\?7
and best brass lock J
$1.75 Solid Leather Suit Cases J4
inches. made on steel 51 / o
frame, hand sewed . 90m^i0
$1.25 Straw Suit Oases. 22-Inch
size, substantially made and
77ic Straw Club Rags l*>-tn<~h
ssze. strongly made and \er> A
The Handbag for the Summer Girl.
bags; pure linen,
with shoulder cord,
crochet button and
trimmed with fancy
braids, pink, coral
iong cord handle,
moire lined; fitted
with purse. g2c
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Court Names Commissioners
to Sell Rixey Property.
MISS MARY DWYER DEAD
Scholastic Year of Episcopal High
School Ends?Miss Bertha
Special r?rr< apondence of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., June 22, 1011.
I Attorneys S. G. Brent and R. C. I
Moncure, representing the creditors of
the Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Cor
poration; George Hiden, representing the
Rixe.v interests: G L?. Boothe. represent
ing the directors and one receiver, yet to
be named, were this morning appointed
by Judge I- C Barley commissioners
of the court to sell the real estate of the
defunct Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust
Judge Barley also this morning heard
objections to the report of Special Com
missioner John M Johnson in the < ase of
T. J Fannon vs tthe Virginia Safe De
posit and Trust Corporation. In his re
port Commissioner Johnson made the
Bickers trust claim a preferred claim.
Attorney Brent, representing W. H.
Broughton, objected to this being madf
a preferred claim and the court sustained
hfci objection The motion that the
American National Bank of Washington
have its claim of $6,800 made a preferred
claim was overruled by Judge Barley.
The commonwealth took exception to
the report ?>f the commissioner inasmuch
as he had refused to make the claim of
the state of Virginia a lien on the prop
erty of tiie trust corporation. Judge Bar
ley will hear arguments on this subject
I next Saturday.
Attorney Hunt asked that the directors
be ordered to declare a dividend of 2<J
per cent. Action on this matter wa?>
continued until September 15.
I'pon motion of Attorney Brent, the
court ordered expunged from the report
of Commissioner Johnson the statement
that the depositors would be paid 50 pel
cent of their deposits and that the ex
panses of the litigation would be $20,0.10.
Mr. Brent also stated the claims against
i the trust company to date amount to
? $534,01 JO. and that there is only $125,000 on
Boy Cyclist Breaks Arm.
Sidney Weil, son of Benedict Weil, fell
from a bicycle on !>>e street between
Duke and Wolfe streets this morning and
broke his left arm above the wrist. He
was taken to the Alexandria Hospital,
where the broken bone was set by Dr W.
A Warfteld and Dr. T. M. Jones.
Miss Mary A. Dwyer, daughter of the
late Patrick and Mar?aret Dwyer, died
at the Alexandria Hospital at ?>:."o o'clock
this morning of heart disease. Miss
Dwyer had been in ill health for some
time She is survived by two brothers,
Michael T. Dwyer and Edmund J. Dwyer.
Her body ??? removed to her home, OOCi
South Washington street.
The body of the late Mrs. Sarah Fran
ces Harper whs brought to this city to
day from Fredericksburg and interment
was made In St Mary's cemetery. Mrs.
Harper was a former resident of Alexan
Richard Hall, a seven-year-old colored
I boy, was before the police court this
morning charged with disorderly conduct.
He is said to have stoned his family and
created quite an excitement in the neigh
borhood in which he lived The boy ad
mitted to Justice Caton that he had been
at the reform school once before, and h?
whs ordered returned to that institution
A meeting of the Woman's ?'hristiar
Temperance Union will be held at the
Children's Home. RovrI and Duke streets,
this evening- at 7 o'clock.
Band Concert Much Enjoyed.
The Alexandria Band gave the second
of a series of public concerts at the
grounds surrounding I>ee School building
on Prince street last evening. The con
cert was largely attended and much en
E. P. Taylor and mother have returned
from a visit to Europe.
Mrs. Bernard B. ('line is visiting friends
in Nottoway county, Va.
Rev. Urban D. Mooney of Birmingham,
Ala., preached at the prayer meeting at
the 8econd Presbyterian Church last
evening. Mr. Mooney was recently call
ed to the pastorate of this church, hut
has not yet accepted.
The closing exercises of the Episcopal
High School, west of this city, began
last evening with a sermon delivered in
the chapel of the school by Rev. John L.
Jackson of Harrisonburg, Va. This
evening the students will give their an
nual dance at the Elks" Had. in this city
Tomorrow evening the joint celebration
of the Fairfax and Blackford literary
societies will be held in Liggett Hall
Saturday the final exercises will be held
The funeral of George Penn will take
place from his late residence, 210 South
Payne street, tomorrow morning at 10
Announcement has been made of the
marriage in this city last Tuesday even
ing of Miss Bertha Mav Cnrrett of this
city and Mr. Irwin M. Wiser of Wash
ington. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Edgar Carpenter at the home of the
bride on South Peyton street.
PLANS SUMMER CAMPAIGN.
International Reform Bureau Lays
Out Warm Weather Work.
To plan for its summer campaign, the
trustees and directors of the Interna
tional Reform Bureau met yesterday at
the headquarters of the bureau, 2"6 Penn
sylvania avenue southeast.
During the summer Dr. Wilbur F.
, Crafts, the superintendent of the bureau,
? will attend three world conferences: The
first races congress at London July 26
'20, the thirteenth international congress
against alcoholism at The JiaKue Septem
ber 11-16 and the international confer
' ence for the suppression of tiie opium
' evil at The Hague in October.
During the absence of Dr. Crafts Prof.
Samuel Zane Batten of Des Moines Col
lege will be in charge of the bureau in
There was a meeting in the same place
yesterday of the related, but independent,
international moral and social rornmis
, sion. a holding "foundation" through
which the reform bureau and other re
form organizations will erect an endow
ment building on the corner opposite the
Library of Congress on the east. It was
reported that $<i2.<Kio had been subscribed,
about had been paid in. Including
real estate, and It was voted that when
$100.000 had been pledged another SHjn.oO
should be borrowed, and one large set
1 tion, to cost fcJOO.'HJO, of the proposed
|."?00.00l> building, should be erected.
Dr. Lansing was added to the commis
sion and ("apt. R. P. Uobson became
president through the resignation of H
\V. Blair, whose services to reform in
Congress and elsewhere were recognised
by a resolution.
HELD BY A SLENDER WIRE.
Girl's Escape From Death o na Rail
8WAMPSCOTT, MasF., June 22.?A
slender telephone wire which she grasped
as she Jumped from a railroad viaduct
to escape death from an approaching ex
press train saved the life of Mary Arri
bea, a schoolgirl, here last night. In
the street far below the viaduct an auto
mobile was speeding by and but for the
l support of the wire she would either have
> been dashed to death on the pavement
or crushed beneath the machine. She
i clung to the wire for several minutes
: until help arrived.
Du Pont Company Illegal Com
binaton, Says Court.
VIOLATES ANTI-TRUST LAW
Interlocutory Decree Fixes October
16 as Date for Hearing Dis
WILMINGTON. Del.. June 22.-The
T'nited States circuit court for the dis
trict of Delaware yesterday handed down
a decision declaring that the alleged
powder trust which is dominated by the
E. I. du Point de Nemours Company, is
a combination in restraint of interstate
commerce in powder and other explo
sives, In violation of section I of the
Sherman anti-trust law; that it attempt
ed to monopolize and has monopolized a
part of such commerce in violation of
section 2 of the same law, and decreeing
that the combination shall be enjoined
j from continuing this violation, and that
j it shall be dissolved.
The action against the powder trust
was begun by the government in 1H07,
and was directed against forty-three cor
porate and individual defendants. The
suit as to fifteen of the defendants was
dismissed because some of the concerns
are out of existence, or it was not shown
that they were parties to the combina
The court in an Interlocutory decree
fixeJ October l<> as the date to hear both
Mldes In the action as to the nature of
the injunction to be granted, and consider
;i "plan for dissolving said combination,
which shall he submitted by the petition
er and the defendants or any of them, to
the end that this court may ascertain
and determine upon a plan or method for
such dissolution which will not deprive
the defendants of the opportunity to re
create out of the elements now compos
ing said combination a new condition
which shall be honestly In harmony with
and not repugnant to the law."
Follows Other Trust Decrees.
This follows to some extent the decrees
issued by the I'nited States Supreme
Court In the Standard Oil and Tobacco
The only member of the du Font family
mentioned in the suit who is not In
cluded among those found to be violating
the law is Henry A. du Pont. I'nited
States senator from Delaware. The court
found that in June. ti>Ort, a year before
the suit was begun, "he resigned all his
official positions In the defendant cor
porations and that since that time he
has had neither real nor nominal con
nection with the management of any of
the defendant corporations."
The court summarizes the numerous
companies controlled by ?he du Pont
company organized in and the du
Pont Company organized in and then
discusses whether the combination i- found
to exist was obnoxious to the provisions
of the anti-trust act.
The court says: "As enacted it (the
Sherman anti-trust law> does not con
demn every combination "to prevent com
petition.' What it condemns is every
combination in restraint of trade or com
merce among the several states." etc.
Freedom of Interstate Commerce.
"The recent decisions of the Supreme
Court in Standard Oil Company vb. United
States, and American Tobacco Company
vs. United States, make it quite clear
that the language of the anti-trust act is
not 10 receive that literal construction
which will impair rather than enhance
freedom of interstate commerce. .\s we
read those decisions, restraint of inter
state trade and restraint of competition
in interstate trade are not interchangeable
"There may be, under the anti-trust act,
restraint of competition that does not
amount to restraint of interstate trade.
Just as before the passage of the act there
might have been restraint of competition
that did not amount to a common law re
straint of trade."
The court then comes to this conclusion:
"It matters not whether the combina
tion be in the form of a trade association
or a corporation. If it arbitrarily uses its
power to force weaker competitors out of
business or to coerce them into a sale or
union with combination, it puts a re
straint upon Interstate commerce and
monopolizes or attempts to monopolize a
part of that commerce in a sense that vio
lates the anti-trust act."
"To stop the business of the combina
tion immediately might be attended with
very disastrous consequences. The de
fendants, or some of them, for example,
furnish military and ordnance powders to
the I'nited States goverment. We under
stand, also, that they furnish explosives
used in the construction of the Panama 1
canal Their ability to continue so to do
should not be destroyed by the expiration
of a reasonable time for adjusting their
business to the changed conditions." *
GROCERS ENJOY OUTING.
Nearly 3,500, Including Friends,
Spend Day at Marshall Hall.
More than 3,-VN) persons went to Mar
shall Hall yesterday on the ninth annual I
outing of the Ketail Grocers' Protective
Association. From the time the steamer
Charles Macalester arrived at the resort
yesterday morning until late last night ;
when the excursionists boarded the boat i
to return to Washington, all were busy
During the afternoon the program of
athletic sports was held and the feature
of the day was the hobble skirt race for i
women. Miss Lillie Dow rick easily out
distanced her rivals and won handily de
spite the fact that her gown was of the
latest hobble effect.
Winners of the other events were:|
Shore race. J. Rubin; candle race. It. '
Ilitte; girls' race. May Sullivan; three
legged race. Joe Pearson and Raymond p
McXamara; race for men over fifty years !
old. H. S. Haight, and ladies race, Mrs.
The base ball game between teams rep- |
resenting the Havenner Baking Company |
and the Boston Baking Company was |
won by the latter by the score of rt to O.
Tiie prize ticket drawn from a box last
evening bears the number 1.!?."*>. Perry I
P. Patrick, president of the Grocer1-' As- i
sociation. announced this morning that
the holder of the lucky ticket had not
yet claimed the trophy.
BEACON LIGHT NEARLY READY, j
Work on Signal at Beafors Point Is j
Now About Completed,
The lighthouse service steamer Jessa- (
mine, which has been employed for sev- j
eral days past In the erection of a beacon ?
light on Beafors point, upper Machodoc
creek, Va., will complete the work in a
day or two. and it Is expected the light
will be placed in service about July 1
The new light will be of service to the
steamers that go In and out of the creek
at night and also to the sailing vessel !
masters who trade there
During the fog of Monday morning last
the machinery operating the fog bell in
the lighthouse at Mathias point, on the;
Potomac river, became disabled and thej
lighthouse authorities give notice that re ?
pairs will be made as soon as possible I
Until the machinery Is in order for serv-j
ice the fog signals at the light ftation
will be struck by hand.
The lighthouse tender Holly, which was
at Fort Washington early In the week,
overhauling the station there, lias com
pleted the work and sailed for Onanco' k.
Va.. to make repairs to a disabled gas
buoy. The tender Maple is In the Poto
mac. correcting buoyage and looking over
the other aids to navigation The tender
Thistle is at Ocracoke, N. C , repairing
the light station there.
MISS MR ADMITTED
TO PRACTICE AT COURT
Employe of Treasury Depart
ment May Conduct Cases
Before District Bar.
Miss Olive Conger, one of the success
ful contestants at the recent bar ex
amination, was admitted to practice to
day before the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia at a meeting of the
court In general term
Miss Conger was admitted in advance
of the other contestants because she de
sires to leave Washington for 1,0s
Angeles, Cal., at once. She will take
up the practice of law in that city.
Miss Conger is an employe in the cus
toms division in the Treasury Depart
ment. She became a graduate of the
Washington College of Law last Ma\
and while at the law school took first
prize for work in the moot court and
second prize in point of scholarship. She
is a cousin of former I'nited States Min
ister to China Edward Conger and <>f
former Senator Conger of Michigan. B?
. At C . Affc
fore coming to Washington MIsb Conger
was a clerk in the Iowa state legislature
Benjamin I* Jacobsen. who goes to tt ??
Isthmus of I'anama to practice law. wh
also admitted .lames A. C. Palmer, ion
of Marshal Palmer, and assistant clet K
of the District Supreme t'ourt, whs th?
third successful contestant admitted to
Attorney D. W. Baker moved the ?d
mlfwton of the first two applicants Mi
Palmer's admission was suggested by
Attorney Nathaniel \VU*on.
TREASURY ALMOST EMPTY.
Contagious Disease Service Reduced
to Twenty-Five Cents.
The contagious disease service fund in
down to 25 cents today. The payment "f
salaries for the last week left just *
quarter in the till. The quarantine hos
pital has been closed, one Kuard is watch
inp the leper and every one at the small
pox hospital has been reduced to t e
ranks as "laborers '" Dr. Fowler an<1 I'M-.
Kinyoun, at the District building, are the
only two experts left
Just what the District Commissioner *
will do eann<>t !?e ascertained from them.
It may be that the\ cm prevail on tiie
controller of the Trensury to say the pret
ent condition is an "emergency," and. If
so. the emergency fund can be used
It matters little what it is that you
want whether a wituaiion or a servart
j ?a want ad in The Star will reach the
person who will fill your need.
The original Don Quixote eav romance In windmills. The author
of the story by the foregoing title has his hero doing romantic and
dramatic things aboard an oil steamer
It would have been entered in our *l<V>ort Prize Htory Contest If. like
Kipling's story, it had not been too long And, like Kipling's story
also. It was too good to send back. It Is in two parts. The first part
will appear in the next
Sunday Magazine of
The Sunday Star
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