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Probably fair tonight and Sat urday; moderating temperature; north and northeast winds. lEtoetiitw The circulation of The Star, both daily and Sunday, is greater by many thousands than that of any other Washington newspaper. COMTAHIXC OX PACK 14 CLOSIXO NEW YORK STOCK Qt'OT\TIO*?. No. 18,545. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1911?EIGHTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. TAFT OFF ON TRIP Leaves Washington This Aft ernoon for Atlantic City. TO CRUISE ON MAYFLOWER After Flying Visit to Seashore, He Boards Boat at Philadelphia. EIGHT SENATORS WITH HIM Four Republicans and Four Demo crats In Presidential Party. Cabinet Seeks Cool Place. When President Taffs cabinet strap Sled into the executive offices today to meet before the President started on his trip the members found the temperature In the cabinet room, in spite of all anxiout doorkeepers could do, well up in the nineties. Th** President dropped in a few minutes later, found his official family perspiring freely and making remarks ?bout the weather. He immediately Issued an executive order that the meet ing he held today in his private offio*. which is cooled by a modern refrigerat ing apparatus that keeps the thermome ter down to sn degrees. President Taffs gues?ts on board tli^ Mayflower for the next three days will be Senators Penrose. Briggs, Brown. Root, Taylor. Bacon. Foster and Overman?four republicans and four democrats Secre tary Hilles and Maj. Butt will also be of the party. The President left Washington for At lantic City at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and after addressing the Christian Kn deavor convention there will return to Philadelphia, where he will board the Mayflower tonight. Senator Crane and several other sena tors who were invited did not feel that they should leave Washington at this time and declined the invitations. The composition of the party eliminates \ conjectures that important legislation ' waa to be discussed. Many Want Taft's Presence. The Cleveland. Ohio, league of Republi can Clubs, through Senator Burton, has Invited the President to attend a political j celebration August lf>, but he will not ac cept. The Young Men's Republican Club of Minneapolis wants the President as its guest at a dinner in September, when he goes to Minnesota. Waco, Tex., has asked the President to visit that city November 4 to 19. during the cotton exposition. The New England Eagles have invited h!m to meet with them at Lawrence, Mass.. July 26-27, but he has declined. The Fair Association of Albany. N. Y., wishes him In that city, the date to be aet by him. The New York Chamber of Commerce ha.s extended an. tr>vi*ation to attend the annual banquet 7/ovember 16. Newton W. Gilbert, vice governor of the Philippine Islands, was a guest of President Taft at luncheon this afternoon, ? at which he told the President about the affairs of the islands. Mr. Gilbert said that there might be some trouble with the Payne-Aldrlch law In this country, but It had done wonders for the Philippines, doubling their export* to the United States and Increasing by 40 per cent their exports to other countries of the world. This had resulted In prosperity for the Is lands. Mr Gilbert said. If President Taft does not accept a Bummer home offered him In Stevens county. Wash., it will not be the fault of the language used by the organization which has made the offer. This organ isation Is the Stevens County Federation of Commercial Clubs. The proposed sum mer home is at Browns lake, contains eighty acres and Is three hours' ride from Spokane. This is what the federation writes the President about the spot: Description of the Place. "Surrounded on every side by jagged mointain peaks, pointing the way to the setting of the western sun. towering firs and pines vlelng with each other in their contest for supremacy, seemingly strug gling acalnst the odds of creation to at tain a glimpse of the unraveled mysteries of the great beyond, where fragrant ce dars. whose green spreading boughs In si lent eloquence proffer the weary traveler the hand of peace and rest, there nature's landscape artist has planned and placed a beautiful little clear-water lake of about thirty acres, with numberless lce coM springs to feed its contributions to the atmospheric elements. "Its mirrored surface Is seldom dis turbed by the god of winds, and flowers form unbroken wreaths of multl-hued. sun-kissed faces, encircling this little drinking cup of Providence. Song birds, such as are known only to the mountains of the far west, fill the air with pleasure and gladness and?bid good morning to the flrst pale glimmer of the dawning day." Plans for the President's trip today are: From Washington to Philadelphia his private car will be attached to a regular train, but from Philadelphia to Atlantic City the President will travel speoial. Leaving Atlantic City about 11 o'clock, the President expects to reach North Philadelphia about midnight. At North Philadelphia he will take an automobile for the League Island navy yard. The fide will be straight down Broad street, and It is probable that the President will he on board his yacht before 1 o'clock. The senatorial gueets will go on board the Mayflower earlier, and she will be ready to welsh anchor as soon aa Mr. Taft passes up the gangway. The cruise will laat. according to the present plans. until Monday morning. The Mayflower will steam down Delaware, bav around to Hampton roads and up the Potomac to Washington. HIS CONDITION IMPROVES. Paris Reports From John W. Gates, American Financier. PARTS. July 7.?Intimate friends who see John W. Gates dally say the condi tion of the American financier la much Improved According to these persons, he Is sitting up in his room at the hotel dur ing the dav and three days ago drove through the Bois de Boulogne. An abcess in the throat was lanced re centlv. and this left Mr. Gates weak, and his physicians ordered that he do no work and no talking: He suffers some from the kidneys, due to poisoning from the abcess in the throat. Mr Gates physicians think he can trav el after ten days, and plans already have been made fur his return to America at the end of the present month. SULLOWAY HOME DAMAGED. Representative Among Sufferers by Electric Storm?Woman Killed. MANCHESTER, N. H.. July T.-During a severe electrical storm yesterday light ning struck the residence of Cyrus A. flulloway. representative in Congress from the first district, and the roof was burned from the house. The represent ative. who has been 111 In bed for ten ?lays. was removed by neighbors to an adjacent h^use A bolt entered the home of Mrs. James Herod, killing her instantly. Senator Swanson Pleads for Improvement of Roads. SAVING OF $250,000,000 Wants Nation to Spend $20,000,000 Annually for Five Years. WOULD BENEFIT THE FARMERS I Cost of Hauling Products, It Is Claimed, Would Be Cut Almost in Half. M?.>ATOK SWA.NSO.V Two hundred and fifty million dollars Is the annual "mud tax" of the people of the United States?the saving that would be effected If the road? over which the product*" of the farm and gar den are hauled to market were im proved. according to figures produced In the Senate today by Senator Swanson of Virginia. Senator Swanson was making his maiden speech in the upper house, and he was urging the passage of his bill, which proposes that the Federal government expend $20,000,000 in road Improvements each year for the next five years. The amount is to be distributed among the states In accordance with the population living outside of cities of more than 150, <**) Inhabitants, but only used when there is a local contribution by state or county outhorities of an equal amount. In estimating the annual "mud tax," Senator Swanson explained that careful investigation of experts fixed the average cost of hauling the products of the farm over country roads at 2^ cents a ton per mile. If the roads were improved, as are those in England. France and Germany, it is estimated that the cost would be re duced to between 12 and 13 cents a ton per mile. Senator Swanson argued that the im provement of the roads in this country would be more than paid for by the sav ing of twenty years. Obligation of Government. Senator Swanson argued that the gov ernment is. in all justice and fairness, bound to contribute to the establishment and maintenance of good roads. It is now paying to the railroads of this coun try more than $50,000,000 a year, he said, for using its tracks to carry mail over their roads, and while It is using more tn&n 1,000,000 miles of rosds for carrying1 its malls on star routes or rural free de livery routes, it pays not a cent for the use of the roads. "The counties and states contribute their money for the construction and maintenance of these country roads as much as do the stockholders of the rail roads for the construction and mainte nance of their railway tracks," he added. it if just and fair that the govern ment should pay this vast sum of money for utilizing- the tracks of the railroads It is equally just and fair that the gov ernment should contribute a fair cora pensation to the states and communities for using their roads for the conveyance of the government s mails." Other Nations Better Off. Pointing out that l*ss than 200.000 miles of the 2.15K.OOO miles of roads and high ways in this country are macadamized or improved with hard surfaces, Senator Swanson remarked that "no other en lightened people are cursed with such a wretched condition." ?f tranpP?rting the prod ucts of the farm to wharves or denote roads, with the reeultfng is th? ,nienY"r Swans?n declared, bad roadf Th occasioned by the J?*?- ronds The poor condition of the roads makes it unprofitable to market much of the products of the farm. This am? farmer cannot be estimate! Mr. Swanson said, but it is big. Bearing on Education. Good roads have an important bearing on education, too. argued Senator Swan son "Statistics gathered fro mthe same source show," he said, "how education and school attendance are affected by im proved roads. These statistics show that in five states in which at>out :i4 per cent of the roads are improved, seventy-seven out of each ion pupils enrolled regularly attend the public schools In five states in which the improved roads only amount to 1.5 per cent, only fifty-nine out of each 10O pupils enrolled regularly attend the public schools." To the argument that the government would be bankrupt if it started out to im "Statlstics gathered from the same tor Swanson replied that the same fate was predicted when the rural free deliv ery system was Inaugurated. Yet the Post Office Department is fast becoming self - sustaining, despite the increasing number of rural routes, and the wiping out of the deficit can be attributed, cer tainly in pan. he claimed, to the in creased revenues resulting from the es tablishment of the rural mail delivery system. jfp Places for Two Americans. TEHERAN, Persia, July 7.?The na tional council has adopted the proposal of the treasurer general. W. Morgan Shuster. for the engagement of three ad ditional financial assistants. Of these two are to be Americans. The third will be an European, who is to organise the treasury gendarmerie. COM WINS RACE French Naval Officer Victor on International Circuit. FLIGHT OF 1,000 MILES Under Name of Andre Beanmont He Covers Distance in About 59 Honrs. GARROS SECOND; VIDART THIRD Final Leg1, From Calais to Paris, Is Made in Two Hours, Thirty Three Minutes by Vidart. PARTS. July 7.?Lieut. Conneau. whose racing name is Andre Beaumont, won the l.OOO-mlle international circuit avia tion race, which ended today at the aviation field at Vincennes. As hp had already won the Paris-to-Rome contest, '"onneau brings added glory to the French navy, of which he is an officer. <5arros was second and Vidart finished third. Of the fifty aeroplanists who took wing at Vincennes June IS nine reached the final goal. Two of the racers. Le Martin and Landron, and ('apt. Prince tnu, who had been detailed to work out certain problems in reconnoissance in ronnection with the race, were killed the opening day. Several others received more or less serious injuries from falls The course took the airmen through four countries, from Paris across Bel gium and Holland, over the English channel to London and return. Prizes aggregating about $100,000 were given. Nine Only on Final Leg. The nine survivors started at Calais at C? o'clock this morning on the final leg to Paris, with a stop at Amiens. Kimmer llng had a fall into a wheat field near Boulogne-sur-mer. His machine cap sized and was demolished. The aviator, for a wonder, escaped injury and gamely motored back to Calais, where he pro cured a new aeroplane and made a fresh start. A vast crowd was at Vincennes in an ticipation of the finish, but cordons of troops kept the strictest order to prevent the possibility of catastrophes like those at Issy-Les-Moulineaux at the start of the Paris-to-Madrid contest, when Gen. Berteaux, the minister of war, was killed and Premier Monis and others were in jured by an unruly aeroplane that crashed into the crowd. Today M. Leplne. the prefect of police, forbade the airmen flying over Paris and ordered them to make a detour of the city. The race really was between Beau mont and Roland Garros, the leaders by many hours in the combined stages up to Calais. Garros arrived here ten minutes ahead of Beaumont, but the lat ter won on elapsed time for the entire race. Winner Carried From Field. The racers were given a splendid wel come as they came to earth. The Vin cennes woods rang with cheers as the win ner stepped out of his machine. Fellow of ficers rushing up first embraced and then carried him off the field in triumph. Vidart was the first to arrive, settlins down on the field at 8:35 o'clock. The others folowed in this order. Gilbert. 8:45; Garros. 9:15; Beaumont, 0:25; Kenaux, with his passenger, whom he carried throughout the race, 10:25, and Kimmer- I ling, 10:31. On arriving Klmmerllng announced that Vedrines had smashed his machine at Amiens, but was starting again with a new one. The official times of the filers from Calais to Paris were: Vidart. 2 hour? 33 minutes 6 seconds; Gibert, 2:3G:4o; Gar ros, 3:13:49; Beaumont, 3:26:15; Renaux, 4:13:09, and Klmmerling, 4:21:24. The best times recorded for the entire j circuit were: Beamont, 58 hours 3fi min- i utes seconds; Garros. t>2 hours 1H min utes 34 seconds, and Vidart, 73 hours 32 minutes. Aviators Cross Mountains in German Circuit Flight BERLIN, July 7.?Four aviators. Bruno Buechner. Vollmuelier, Laitsch and Noel lo. completed the most difficult stage of the German circuit flight today by cross ing the Hartz mountains from Nordhaus en to Halberstadt. a distance of about fifty miles. The first three carried pas sengers. The highest point of the mountain sys tem passed is 3,f*J0 feet, but the elevation was a minor peril, the greatest danger being from the irregular winds around the isolated mountains. Koenig and Wienczier collided at the st&rt and damaged their machines. They arranged to make a new start in company with Jearnln and Hanuschke this even ing. With only the Halberstadt to Berlin leg to be accomplished. Vollmuelier leads with 91H> miles covered. Buechner has made 6M3 miles. However, if Koenig completes the flight over the Harz he will be in the lead with a total of 1,018 miles. BODY IN BURLAP BAG. Han Found Floating in Canal Near Phoenix, N. Y. SYRACUSE, N. Y.. July 7.?The body of a man tied in A. heavy burlap bag was found floating in the Oswego canal near Phoenix, twelve miles north of here, early today. The hands and legs were held tightly with strong wrapping twine. The man appeared to have been about fifty years old. He was five feet and six inches in height and weighed about 150 pounds. The face was beardless and the hair black. No one in Phoenix could identify the body, which was badly de composed. An autopsy will be held some time dur ing the day to ascertain if the man was dead before his body entered the water. RAILWAY MAIL CLERK HURT. Found on Floor of Car With His Skull Fractured. PITTSBURG, July 7.-ElvH Sole of Baden, W. Va., a railway mail clerk, was found unconscious on the floor of his car today at Burgettestown, near this city. He was brought to a hospital here and his skull is fractured. There was a large lump of coal on the floor of the car beside him, but just how Sole was Injured is not known. Govern ment officers are investigating. Ohio Biver Dam Opened. WELLSBURG. W. Va., July 7.?Dam No. 11 in the Ohio river system of locks and dams, by which a nine-foot perpetual stage to Cairo is to be ob tained upon completion, was thrown open for navigation here yesterday, and despite the low water the packet Lucille Nowland passed through at the head of a ten-mile aquatic procession. Mayor W. A. Magee and Representative A. J. Barchfeld of Pittsburg were the speakers. A U.S. DOGS of WAR CAN'T STIR THEM UP. DEATH OF ft. C. MITCHELL Republican Representative in Congress From Kansas Vic tim of Stomach Trouble. RKl'RKSEIS'TATIVE A. C. -MITCHELL* LAWRENTE, Kan., July 7.?Represent ative Alexander C. Mitchell of the second Kansas district died at his home here at 7:45 this morning, following a long ill ness. Mr Mitchell was elected to the House of Representatives last year on a progressive republican platform, defeat ing Representative Charle? F. Scott, "regular republican." Served But Two Weeks. Two weeks after Mr. Mitchell took his seat in the national House of Represent atives last March, he became ill. He re turned to the west and on April 30 un derwent an operation In Kansas City for a disease of the stomach. Two weeks later he was taken to his home in Law rence. Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of the Util- i versity of Kansas. He was a member of the Kansas state legislature in 1907 and 1909. and during hiB term in the legisla ture introduced the law abolishing capi tal punishment now in force in Kansas. For six years he was a member of the board of regents of the University of Kansas. Voted for Reciprocity Bill. Representative Mitchell, who was elect ed to the Sixty-second Congress to suc ceed Charles F. Scott, chairman of the last House committee on agriculture, from the second Kansas district, voted for but one legislative measure, and that was the Canadian reciprocity bill. This he did under a terrific strain. He had cancer of the stomach, and throughout the first few weeks of the present special session he was frequently absent on ac count of his intense suffering. Despite his hopeless physical condition he insisted upon remaining in Washington to vote for reciprocity. Immediately afterward he left for his home In Law rence. SEVEN PLANTS MERGE. Heating and Ventilating Industries in Single Corporation. CINCINNATI, July 7. ? Formal an nouncement has been made of the com pletion of the merger of a number of in dependent heating and ventilating com panies into a single corporation, to be known as the Federal Heating Company, a Delaware corporation, with a capitali zation of $8.9)0,000. The plants merged are the International Heater Company, Utica. N. Y.; the Peck Williamson Heating and Ventilating Com pany, Cincinnati; the L. J. Mueller Fur nace Company, Milwaukee; the Twentieth Century Heating and Ventilating Com pany. Akron, Ohio; the Henry & Schibie Company, Cleveland; the Quaanter Manu facturing Company, Chicago; the Ideal Furnace Company. Detroit. FLIGHT OVER CITY Lieut. Milling, in Airship, Calls at Washington Barracks. TRIP FROM COLLEGE PARK Lieut. Kirtland Also Adds to Fame by Rising to Height of 3,260 Feet. Lieut. Thomas De Wltte Milling of the United States Army stepped into h s Wright biplane at College Park, Md., this morning and after rising to a height of about one hundred, feet and circling the fleld several times de cided to call on his brother officers at the Washington barracks. He left the aviation field at 11:15 o'clock and arrived at the parade grounds of the I barracks in this city about fifteen minutes later. Lieut. Milling carried l a passenger, Lieut. Kirtland. Upon his return to the aviation park Lieut. Milling said he made a "fine trip and fine landings.'' Fort Myer Trip Postponed. The young aviator remained at the barracks in this city about twenty min utes and then started back to the hangars at College Park. When he left the avia tion field this morning. Lieut. Milling said, he Intended flying across the city an^ Potomac river to Fort Myer. He en countered counter-currents of air. how ever, while up about 400 feet over the National Capital, and he decided to post pone the Fort Myer trip until some other day. But he surprised the officers at the barracks, and when he alighted was surrounded by the soldiers and congratu lated. Had the lieutenant gone to Fort Myer the ohances are that he would have run Into the storm. Adds to His Record. Lieut. Kirtland, who accompanied Lieut. Milling, also added to his fame as an aeronaut this morning preceding the trip to Washington, when he took the same machine up to a height of 3,2(30 feet, the highest ever attained on the College Park fleld. Not only did he make the highest flight, ! but he started from Berwyn, and, with Riverdale as his objective point, flew in circles, remaining in the air thirty-two minutes. This is said to be the longest time that an aviator has remained in air on the same fleld. Lieut. Kirtland is to have charge of the new Wright-Burgess machine, which has already arrived in Washington, and for which Harry S. Atwood is to act as instructor. The first notification of the flight to Washington was conveyed by telephone messages from Hyattsville shortly before noon. It waB said that the aviator was bound for Washington and that he in tended to land on the Monument grounds. The airman was first sighted by Wash ingtonians as he was crossing the Bast em branch, and the word that an aero plane was to fly over the city spread rapidly. Scores of persons began to ap pear on roofs of buildings everywhere and scores of clerks in the District build ing emerged through the roof doors. Headed for the Arsenal. It was seen that the aviator was steer ing for the arsenal at the foot of 7th street. He was lost to sight then for a few minutes. Inquiry at the barracks by telephone revealed that the aeronaut had landed on the base ball fleld and would endeavor to fly over the city on a line with 7th street. When the airship again appeared It was soaring at a height of approximately 400 feet and was heading straight for College Park. A number of persons who had learned of the flight ran to the Mon ument grounds and waited in vain for a sight of the blrdman. It was thought by many that Lieut. Milling would try to repeat the feat of Grahame White and land near the Whits House for a call on the President. Aviator Expected to Leave At lantic City for Washington " at 3 O'Clock. Harry H. Atwood, the Boston aviator, will leave Atlantic City for Washington in his biplane this afternoon. At 1:45 o'clock this afternoon Granville M. Hunt of the Chamber of Commerce received a telegram from Atwood containing this information. The message is as follows: "Expect to start from Atlantic City at 3 p.m. Will make one stop at Baltimore at 5:30. Will wire from Baltimore start ing time. C. K. Hamilton flies with me." Message a Surprise. Atwood's message was a surprise as the storm which swept over Washington shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon made it seem practically impossible that the aviator would attempt the flight to day. The fact that Atwood is to carry a pas senger will make the trip a more hazard ous one and will give it more improtance in the history of aerial navigation. Atwood will land on the polo field in Potomac Park. It Is expected that he will put in his appearance somewhere be tween 6:30 and 7 o'clock. Whistles to Give Notice. As soon as the aviator has been sighted factories in Washington will be notified and steam whistles will sound his ap proach. A flag also will be run up on the Evans building. These arrangements have been made by the Chamber of Com merce in order to enable everyone to see the conclusion of the history-making flight. Officials of the chamber this afternoon will notify Gen. Wood, officers of the Signal Corps of the army and other gov ernment officials of the time that Atwood is expected to land. Five Automobilists Hurt. ERIE, Pa., July 7.?Five well known persons were probably fatally injured to day In an automobile accident at North east, near here. They are Frank Bow man, hotel proprietor of Northeast, and Mrs. Hattie Horn. Mrs. Charles Paine. Mrs Frank Stennett and Mrs. Archie Mead, wives of Corry. Pa., business men. The machine turned over, pinning the five under the car in a ditch. Arrange ments are being made to bring them to a hospital in this city. LI A SHUTTLE In the se i\ cret loom of fate, weaving in and out JL JL through many - col ored threads until the pattern of the mystery is made clear." From the pro logue to Who Was Belle Carillon? A New York Arabian Night's Entertainment By Gelett Burgess To quote the author again: "For the warp of the hero's strange, advenfurous career love and beauty and diamonds. For the woof?some few cross currents of crime a-id misery." A fantastic, semi-humorous tale of the marvels that may happen in our rapid twentieth century civilization. Tell all your friends who love a good story to see the first one of this rare series In the next Sunday Magazine of The Sunday Star Christian Endeavor Exercises on Atlantic City Pier. INSTITUTE IS HELD LATER Prominent. Workers Deliver Ad dresses in Eleven Churches. DELEGATES ENJOY BATHING Campaigns for Securing the Next International Convention Al ready Are Under Way. ATT,ANTIC CTTV. N. J. July 7?Pun rise services on the Mllllon-ilollsr pier ushered in the second day s activities of the twenty-fifth international Christian Endeavor convention. The services this morning began at 6*0 o'clock, lasted three-quarters of an hour, and were well attended. These were followed by the holding of a Christian Endeavor institute in eleven churches, at which prominent workers from different parts of the coun- j try made addresses and discussed the work of increasing the Influence of the society. During the earlier hours of the morning there was held a consultation in which experts in Christian Endeavor work met members of the society for personal talks on Christian Endeavor problems. > From 10:3ft a m. to 2:30 p.m. the pro gram called for no special work and the host of Christian Endeavorers spent the time in surf bathing and other sea shore recreation. There will be two big meetings on the pier this afternoon. Campaigns for securing the next inter national convention, in 1913, already are under way. California seems to be lead ing the other contestants by a good mar gin. President Clark Re-Elected. Declaring that the English-speaking peo ples should unite in a pact "indissoluble by the hideous god of war," the Rev. Francis E. Clark, president of the Chris tian Endeavor, made an eloquent plea to the 5,000 delegates attending the opening session of the convention for co-operation in a movement lor World wide peace. He lauded the *tand of President Taft, Sir Edward Grey and other statesmen in dar ing to refer questions of national im portance to arbitration. Mr Clark was re-elected president of the society at a meeting yesterday after noon under the stipulation that he would be relieved of the detail work of hie REV. DR. FRANCIS E. CLARK. office to permit travel and writing for the benetit of the cause. He will devote the greater part of his time to strengthening ,nd promoti .g inte-denomlnatioiia fel lowship .n various pans of the world. Other officers were re-elected. Inc. id ing the trustees, with the exception . Rev William Patterson, resigned, In whose place John \Vananiak*r w*s ap pointed; Rev. A. A. Shaw, resigned, suc ceeded by Elmer Harris. Toronto. Re E E Tippett. resigned, succeeded b> Rev. Frar.K A. D*y. Montreal. Rev John M. Lamden, resigned, succeeded by Re\. Albert W Jefferson, Portland, Me., Rev. Wavland Hoyt. deceased, succeeded by George W. Coleman, Boston; Rev. F. L>. Power, deceased, succeeded by Rev. Earle Wilfley, pastor of Vermont Avenue Chris tian Church. Washington, D C. The report of William Shaw, genera' secretary, submitted U^t night, showed an increase of more tn?n l,i*K?.:iftf> mem bers since July. 10W. In the Tnited States. His declaration that China had recruit ed 3K1 societies durin* tiio s.ime period created interest, as dl 1 his plea for the spiritual welfare of the immigrant, the betterment of Sunday labor conditions and the success of tl e flght against im moral moving pictures. President Taft, who, with Judge Lind say will be the speakers before the con ! v?ntion tonight, will arrive here on a special train at 7:?0 in the evening. He has asked for absci.ce of am- demonstra tion on his arrival. At 10 o'clock he will take the special back to Phi'adelphia, where he will >e rushed to the League Island navy yard, where he will board the Mayflower and return to Washington by way of Baltimore. STEAMER GOES ASHORE. Two Schooners Expect to Float Ve? sel at High Tide. POINT ARGT'ELLO. Cal., July 7.?The Pacific Coast Steamship Company's steam er Santa Rosa went ashore before dawn today, two miles north of the lighthouse on this point. The vessel struck at low tide. Two steam schooners, the Centralla and the Helen P Drew, have hawsers at tached to the stranded steamer, and it is practically certain she will be floated at high tide. ("apt. Faria was so certain of the safety of the steamer that he made no effort to land his passengers. The vessel is lying easily on the beach and there is little sea running. King George Goes to Ireland. LONDON. July 7.?King George and Queen Mary, with the Prince of Wales and Princess Mary, departed today for Ireland, where they will land tomorrow. The royal party will proceed for Wales Wednesday. James F. Cnrtis Improving. MANCHESTER, N. H., July 7?Suffer ing from the effects of the heat James F. Curtis, assistant secretary of the Treasury, is recuperating at his home here Mr. Curtis was prostrated Mon day and has been in bed since. It is expected he will be able to raturn to Washington by Sunday. Wind Blows Down Flagstaffs and Sheds. AN INCH OF RAIN FALLS Within Hour Mercury Takes Drop of Twenty-Eight Degrees. STABLE ROOF IS SENT FLYING Colored Man Receives Injury?The Weather Prophets Made Ac curate Prediction. Weather Bureau Records. Bureau. Kiosk. 8 a.m., 83. 84 9 a.m., 85. 90 10 a.m., 89. 92 11 a.m., 89. 96 12 noon, 94. 101 1 p.m., 96. 102 2 p.m., 70. 86 I Out of the north came a storm this afternoon, blowing seventy-eight miles an 1 hour, carrying; hail and even snow blow j ing down flagstaff* and sheds, and put I ting to rout the terrific record-breeklng heat which has scourged the entire coun try and left a trail of sickness and death. At 1 o'clock, when the temperature on the streets was loi and when the official thermometer high above the earth at -the weather bureau read 9rt. the forecaster told a Star reporter over the telephone that there would surely be a thunder storm this afternoon to make things pleasanter. Within one hour the mercury had raced down 28 degrees and an Inch of rain had fallen. It is presumed at the weather bureau that the hot wave is now a matter of history. The freaks of weather were well dis played during the brief little hurricane which played tricks over the city. While Georgetown and the northwest were be In*? drenched and blown, the northeast was barely getting its streets wet. The southeast was not severely visited ? ither. Looking out of the window at the weather bureau where forecasters were smiling with pleasure over the correct ness of their prophesies, the entire force of weather experts saw the Columbia Hospital stable roof lifted off by toe gale and carried down the street. Cut About Head. Otho Selmon. colored, who lives at 1124 lunger's court, hsd gone into the atsble to get out of the wet. The crashing timbers cut his head, and he thereupon started to run as fast as he could. Instead of running into the hos pital. he ran all the way to 2121 M street, where someone caught him. and from there he was sent to Emergency Hos pital. lightning struck the flagpole on the Curtis School, and knocked it a whole block down the street. Just what a freak wind can do was very well Illustrated at the District buiiding. where one of the three pairs Of double doors In the front was blown com pletelv ofT its hinges and into the hall. The doors were slamming wildly, and a watchman named Ingram arrived just in time to save the other doors. He was badly stunned. The sight of snow falling around The Star building was another freak of the storm With the thermometers still in the elirhties. the cold storm rushed down around the open windows of the com posing room on the eighth floor of the building. The warm air from melting lead and linotype machines floating out into the storm produced a Rood little shower of snow, which melted, however, before the flakes fell to the street. # During the hour between 1 and 2 o clock this afternoon the thermometer fell twen ty-eight degrees. After the storm had passed, however, the mercury in the thermometer went up two degrees. Coming From Lake Region. People who read about the promise <*f cool weather yesterday evidently expect ed the heat to break early today. As a matter of fact, the weather bureau fore cast yesterday promised lower tempera ture for tonight. Today's forecast is Just af? positive that the weather will be cooler tonight and tomorrow "Not cool, you know." remarked the forecaster over the telephone, "but a lower temperature." The center of the big cool ware that is driving off the record-breaking hot spell is now over the great lakes, and will some day be around Washincton. Marked reductions in temperature# are reported from New England, New Y ork. Pennsylvania and the lake regions, and it is somewhat cooler In the lower Ohio end upper Mississippi valleya It is slightly warmer over the northern plains and in the Rocky mountain region, but this will be of short duration, as a change to cooler already has set in along the north ern Pacific coast. Still Hot In New York. In New York this morning at 8 eTdoek the thermometer registered 82. four de grees warmer than at the eame hour yesterday However, the weather ex perts say that a twenty-mile breese to sweeping over Manhattan from the At lantic. and that there will be no Mipre c.iahle rise in temperature during the day. Washington's temperature at * o'clock was ???. as it ha* been at the same hour for the past four mornings, and the day promised to be another scorcher, with the mercury climbing hlsh In the nineties. The number of heat prostrations re ported to the police today have been lower than for several days past. G. Bowie Chlpman was overcome by the heat in his office In the Colorado building this morning. He was taken to 1 the George Washington University Hoe pltal. where it was said this afternoon he was out of danger. Mrs. Lena Sanders, flfty-one years old. 927 D street northwest, suffered an at tack of heat prostration last night. John Pyle. thirty-seven years old. 1077 31st street, was overcome by the heat yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock while at Louisiana avenue and lOth street northwest. ... . Walter Spriggs. colored, thirty-two years old, 12?> Nolan court eouthwest, was taken to the Casualty Hospital about 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon and treated for heat prostration. He was at Massa chusetts avenue and 4th street northeast when he was stricken. Prisoner a Heat Victim. ETrnest Hunt, a prisoner at the eleventh precinct police station, fell 111 with the heat while behind the bare last night. Arthur D. Mayo, fifty years old. 1489 Rhode Island avenue northwest, was treated at the Emergency Hospital today for heat prostration. Archer Bryan, colored. twenty-two years old. 821 Brown court, suffered an attack of heat prostration about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon In Kramer's green house, Good Hope road. ?