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SIGNS OF ACTIVITY IN NATIONAL GUARD CAMP.
A'MV .AEROPLANE SAILING OVER CAMP ORDWAY. \ WELCOMED VISITOR. Mia vrlth a ?-onNlicament of chltkruN. (Continued from First Page. > first pilgrimage to the new shrint* of the air gods. The Signal Corps of the camp is the corps de luxe today as army aviators are .inder the folds of the Signal Corps' wings, and the visit of the officers is es pecially Interesting to the men of th?s company. Not only that, l?ut the field wireless poles are set up today for the first time, and the first message out of <, amp was sent by The Star's corre spondent to the .people of Washington an nouncing the arrival of the aeroplane The Held wireless is the center of attrac tion, after the aeroplane, today, and Capt. Terry, Lieut. McLennan and Lieut. I.andis are busy explaining the details of the little box of twisted win s, in front of which the operator sits and sends his dispatch. Court-Martial in Session. A general coun-martiai met this after- j noon late to deal with the case ? f ilc- I Key and (Jrant. the two enlisted men / who were arrested in Frederick 011 tlie night of the big noise. Detailed for the court are: Ool. William E. Harvey, I'd Infantry. Lieut. <"ol. Anton Stephan. 2d Infantry. Maj. Joseph F. Hodgs< n, 1st Infantry. Maj. Alexander Summer;', 2d Infantry. Maj. George L. Tait, 1st Infantry. t'apt. C. Eugene Edwards. 1st Infantry. Capt. Theodore P. Heap, 2d Infantry. ' apt. Charles L. Brockway, 1st Infan try. First Lieut* Alfred R McGonegal, 1st Infantry. First Lieut. K. W. Fulla.n. 1st Infatitrv. Firsts Lieut. Henry A. Wingate. 2d In fantry. First Lieut. Henry C. C.ahn, 2d Infantry. Second Lieut. Henry M. Keeling. 2d In fantry. First Lieut. John Doyle Carmody, Ordnance Dej artment, judge advocate. K. G. Real Problems of Warfare Confront District Soldiers clal Prom a Staff Correspontlont. ? CAMI* ORDWAV, FREDERICK. Md., August 21.?The picture of war, with rifles and khaki and the field wire which can talk as fast as it can spin from a reel, will be gradually spread out- upon the very beautiful back ground of country which surrounds the camp of the NatlonalUuard of the Dis trict of Columbia. Beginning this very ' day the men will be taken easily from ; the first stage. w here the company j learns to crawlIts-, stomach through the grass, up 10 the .stage where the : entire brigade will be In action, regi- ! ment against regiment, with the artil- I lery masked behind sum*- hill, tossing j its shrapnel with a cruel bark over! thhe enemy's line. The Signal Corps! men will put up their field wireless j and will be galloping, shouting and j working fast?ever so much faster than you ever see a man working on a : telephone line in the city. There will be men squatting down in odd corners with odd contrivances over their heads and notebooks and pencils in their hands. They will bo living telephone stations and could some rifleman in the army o t'the opposition pick off cold bloodedly one of these men he would be doinx one of the bigcest pieces of injurv he could do wlt>j a single bullet. Now for ^2eal Business. The first part of the camp is all over now. the men are shaken together ani n?w comes th? serious part of t..e busi nes*. There isn't any more "tin sol dier" atmosphere about this camp than there is at 1-ort Myer. It is built, de signed, run and instructed so that if there is anv need for fighting men In the field thf District will have men who will know wi.at it meuns to he under arms. The camp is designed, too, to mak<- the enlisted man a good soldier. Hell know what a clean rifle |g .when h* back home, if he never knew what It was before, and clean riiles mean savin* to the government and a better defense all around, of course. He ll know how to be a courteous soldier, too. if the lesson of Saturday and Sunday last are of anv value T'-visnt going to be any foolishness stoout the maneuvers and problems of the week It is probable they will not Ik specta.-ular. from the point of view of the untutored Philistine who calls Hum sham buttles." But they will teach the men how to tire a shot and Ket under co\er. iow to tind the enemy and ire 1 ?way without being seen: in fa t, tnls coming week is designed and carefully planned, each hour's instruction being a? important link, to teach the rnr 11 of the capital who want to serve under the na tion's flag just how to do it and how to get the maximum efficiency out of him self and h s rifle. The men started a little skirmishing to day. and tomorrow they will be doing ad 'vance guard work, with perhaps a itt'e problem or two to make the th ng inter esting The problem will be real enough. It will be a statement of conditions. For instance, a problem may state that the ?nerny's advance guard is known to be on the top of a ?ertain hill. Go head him off. Sounds easy, does it not? But it has been "easy" propositions like that which turned the tide of battles and of nations the wrong way. Camp Breakers Caught. To the 1st Field Artillery, officers and men combined, must go the credit for rounding up the forty-one men who so. out of camp Saturday evening in direct epposition to the orders which permitted no one but those on regimental or com pany business to be outside the lines. >'ort.v-on? men were rounded up by the batterymen's strenuous ijatroliiig. and in that forty-one are several non-commis sioned officers. Gen. Harries has intimat? ed that these will lose their chevrons. One quartermaster sergeant, who had plenty SIGNAL. CORPS KEE1. l\ROLLIXG WIRE AT A GALLOP. of business in town but who had no pats may escape the punishment. Capt. Shannon was given orders to patrol the roads and car lines. He tnre his whole command across country, leav ing Lieut Louis Vugt. who is second in command of the battery, to receive the men as they were sent in. Lieut Bonnet with a provost guard, stationed himselt at a dark spot on the car line and held up every car: Lieut. Schilling and Lieut Ali son were at other points. Every man in uniform was challenged. Lieut. Yogt had a most >nterot.81i"5 time keeping the men in check, as they would be marched up to him in batches of three, four. five, and once he receivea fifteen men tinder arrest. He distributed them throughout camp, sending them to their regimental guard tents, and made a record of their names Many Visitors in Camp. Sunday in camp brought eighteen pas senper cars full of friends of the boys under canvas. It was a perfect day. and the camp will never look prettier, had been inspected by the brigadier gen eral in the morning, the ctSmpany streets were "policed," men were as snappy looking as the field khaki uniform will permit; old-timers had their rifles and equipment of all sorts looking like new. and the band was rustling about getting ready for the work of the afternoon. The parade by the entire brigade was a sight worth going many a mile to see. Everything that could be moved into the parade v.as there. Signal Corps reels, the batteries, long train, ambulances and the beautiful national and regimental colors. The trooping of the color?* by the entire brigade. - a ceremony rarely seen, was watched by thousands of interested visitors, and Incidentally the flag at headquarters was hauled down while the gun which announced the end of the military daylight was standing In the line of parade, a mile away. L- G. Private Vincent Fatt. Company I,, l. t Infantry, lias been detailed to commis sary headquarters. ? Concerts will be given daily by the bands of tfie 1st and 2d regiments, alter nating. \ sentinel has been posted at the Alter ing plant, and the battery of ex-whisky barrels will be guarded twenty-four hours a dav. No one will be allowed to nil in dividual canteens there, nor will any one be allowed to use it as a drinking foun tain. The water will be distributed through camp in large quantities. When the combined bands rehearsed Saturday morning for the "big show" of Sunday, they made so weird a noise tha Gen. Harries sent them off into the woods. 1 where no one could hear them. One of the new tilings in camp is a daily report on the sanitary features of the different organizations. The medicai officers inspect camp every day and mark I every company s various sanitation ar rangements, using ten as a mark of per [ fection. All vehicles are being stopped outside the gate of the camp, and this will be continued until new roads are laid I through camp. It is not under a spreading chestnut tree but under a locust tree that the i camp forge and smithy has been located. . A trio of huskies from the 1st Field Ar i tilierv are in charge. Chief Mechanic Da i vis. Horseshoer Zoetz.nger and Black I smith Zeltler are busy a.I day long with the hundred and one things that have to ; be attended to in camp. The horses of ; the entire brigade are now dependent on j these three for their comfort. I The 1st Field Artillery was one of the \ most Interesting spots for the visitors 1 yesterday. Kvery one wanted to know j about the cannon. The battery is an organization which is commanding re j sped throughout the enti e brigade, any j how. Its officers are Capt. J- Harry i Shannon. Lieut. I.xniis Vogt, Lieut. Wil son, Lieut. George Bonnet and Lieut i Harry Schilling. Lieut. Vogt is said to be one of the i best "marksmen," if such u term can be used, in the batteries of the National Guard of the country. He made an en | viable record at Fort Riley wi lie ther ieceiving instruction under regular army I officers. While he v.as there he fired the i batterv of Capt. Kilbreth, who .s now attached to the 1st Field Artillery for ? instruction duiing this encampment. Maj. "Al" Bobbins, quartermaster, is the only officer in camp who drives a buggy, and by a fair and conservative guess he has driven it up and down the camps about 10,i>.Hii times. A new use for bayonets was discovered bv the infantry. The rag weed, which covered the camp site was cut down by a skirmish line of Infantrymen ail around the regimental camp sites. The first Separate Battalion found the bayonet to be a very good sick e also. These are the days when the regular army Instructor-sergeants are having their hands ful 1 with the awkward squads. There are many men in camp who are in the recruit class and lots of them are very awkward in the eyes of the regulars. All dav long you can hua: the "thud, thud, thud" of the squad as ?It j?ounds up and down the company street, with the tyrant of a sergeant right behind it, shouting as he goes: "Left, right, left, right. Here, there don't you know your left foot when yot see it. Look out, don't walk over the front right. Left, right, left, right. By George, we're going to do this thing till I find out who steps out with the wrong foot, if it takes six months. Left, right, left, right." This is- a regular camp, all right. "Advance, friend, and give the counter sign." A mysterious folded paper is handed to each officer every day. With in its folds is the password. Last night the pass word was "Washington will win the pennant in the American League." Lieut. Wier. detailed this year at the ritle range, was a visitor in camp yesterday. Lieut. John Doyle Carmody has been detailed as ordnance officer for the 1st Regiment. Sergt. Barnes. 1st Field Artillery, was the man who showed the lady visitors to camp "how the cannons work." Mrs. Catherine ML Gallagher, presi dent of the Society for the Protection of the Dignity and Honor of the Unit ed States Uniform, was a visitor at headquarters yesterday Airmen Make Early Start; One Meets With Accident With weather conditions fairly favora ble. the army aviators in two of the Signal Corps machines started off this morning from College Park aviation field for the militia camp at Frederick, Md. It was a good start, and while the Burgess-Wright machine was fcrced to de scend at Kensington, there was every proppect that one, if not both, of the machines would make the entire trip. The signal officers had been watching the weather map for two days. There was a "low" in the southwest that was moving in this direction, but Capt. Chandler got the weather bureau on the phone last night and wa? assured that the conditions looked favorable for to day. Accordingly, at G:.TO o'clock the officers and machines were ready at College Park. It was just after that time that 1 HOSPITAL CORPS AT WORK. the Burgess-Wright took the air with Lieut. Milling? at the levers and I ieut. t Kirtiand as a passenger. The machine | was followed In about ten minutes l>y the army Wright, with Lieut. Arnold in charge and Capt. (.'handler a.? a passen ger. They both climbed to a height of ."00 feet and straightened out for Frederic!; by compass bearings, still climbing as ri'py i i't. for h was intended to make the flight at a height of about 1.500 feet. Forced to Land in Field. Jt was not many minutes after the start had been made before the telephone in thj camp headquarters rang and word came that the Burgess-Wright had been forced to land in a field near Kensington. It had damaged a skid in making the land ing, and an automobile was rushed off with spare parts and several mechanics to do the work. Word was received from Kensington that the other machine had proceeded at | a height of 1,500 feet, and apparently was going well when it passed out of sight in the north. The expectation was that the machines would be able to make the (light to the militia camp in about an hour. They in tended to spend the day there and return to College Park this afternoon. One Machine Abandons Trip. As soon as the distress call from Ken sington was received at College Park the signal service detail there piled an extra skid and an extra wing into an auto mobile and sent it skurrying off to Ken sington. It was found after inspection that there was no hope of repairing the aeroplane for the flight to-Frederick, and it was taken in tow by the automobile and started back to the aviation field about 10:30 o'clock. Meantime a wire had been received from Frederick saying that the aeroplane with Lieut Arnold and Oapt Chandler had ar rived there in good shape and had made a landing. It was stated that the officers would be on the ground there the most of the day and would start the return trip to College Park this evening. The Hex Smith biplane, which is start ing on on exhibition tour, was partly taken down to prepare it for shipment today. By early afternoon it was ready for packing in the speAal car that had been provided for it. and the shipment will be made this evening:. The first stop will be at Connaut I^ake, Fa., where flights will open next Monday. SALE OF RIVER CRAFT. ?" ? 1 ? Schooners Water Lily and Express ? Pass Into New Hands. The river schooner Water T.ily, a well known Potomac trader, was purchased a few days ago by James Barry and Wil liam Dollman of this city from Capt. Haney of Cone river, Va., and the vessel is lying at the 11th street wharf to be overhauled preparatory to gains into com mission. She will be used during the fall and winter to run oysters from the lower Potomac to her owners here. The Water Lily is of eighteen tons burden and Is 58.7 feet long. 17.2 feet beam and 4 feet deep in the hold. She wrj bu??t at Mill creek, Md., in 1S&4 and hailed from Tappahannock. Alexandria will be the hailing port for the future. The old two-masted schooner Express, which has been employed for several years past in general freighting work on tho river, has been purchased by Capt. Charles McKenney of Alexandria tor serv ice in running oysters to the Alexandria market. As soon as the papers comtlrm inp the sale arrive from Baltimore t..e ves.-el will be taken to Alexandria to tr over hauled and made ready for the serv ice. The Kxprees is of seventy-nine gross tons register and is 77.7 feet (ong. She was built at Greensboro. Md.. in 1W!C. CHIEF GUNNER IN DISGRACE. Dismissed From Service Upon Con viction of Unbecoming Conduct. It was announced at the Navv De partment today that Chief Gunr.er Ernett KellenberRer. I". S. N\. attached to the armored cruiser West Virginia ? f the Pacific fleet, has been dismissed from the service as a result of his conviction by general court-martial of charge* of drunkenness and disorderly conduit. Chief Gunner Kellenberger is from ?'a'i fornia. He was appointed a gunner in May, li*>4. and promoted chief gunner in May, 1M0. He previously had served a? an enlisted man for about twelve years. PALAIS ROYAL That truth is stranger than fiction is exemplified in these two beds, lo te'l you the actual values would be to invite disbelief. Look in the Eleventh Street window?and admire the massive but classic beauty of the brass bed at $12.98. And think of only $4.98 for the brass-trimmed white enameled bed. For Man)' Bargains Equally Astounding Take Elevator to Fourth Moor. ' 1 Yes?it will pay you to draw one or two hundred dollars from your bank, when an investment saving you twenty-five (25) per cent is assured. A saving of 25 per cent and more is,assured on Furniture. Curtains, Draperies, Table Linen, Bed wear. Silverware and Ifousefurnishings of every description. I Q5veira Away Tomorrow. 5 $8 Ferris Swings. + ??? $ The first six patrons to Furniture Department whose pur % chases amount to $50.00 or more will be presented with one of + these swings. Truly a generous gift?because all the pieces of + furniture you buy will be from 25 per cent to 33 per cent less i than current prices. Only a Few Hints of Bargains Galore The most expensive mattings are last to be sold?hence + only 25c to 40c a yard qualities remaiu. Now offered in two lots ? at 15c and 25c yard. On Fourth Floor?with the furniture you + want to investigate. + 2,000 pieces of Decorated China, including covered vege table dishes, meat dishes, tea cups and saucers, tea, dinner and soup plates, pitchers, etc.. pieces worth up to 73 c each, Is it not enough to write that every garment is from the regular stock?not one made from a cheap sale. "Kno-tair'' Hose 3 Pairs for Si.oo. "His" and "her" guaranteed hose that's "as light as air" and "as strong as iron." No fear?when you can return any wearing into holes and get new ones while you wait. How best for you to determine the values? Isn't it best to critically inspect the beds here and those elsewhere?and then give judgment? Will you do so? Pitclier and Ha sin, wh te or A"1t decorated 1 Decorated Cham her Sets, Q*7r U pieces You'll note that there's a best spring for every style and size of bed?and that no extra charge is made either for large size bed or its spring. ?Xote that the Fruit Jars have porcelain lined covers and that the jelly glasses are full size and have perfect-fitting tin covers. Plenty of $10 Dresses will be found by tomorrow's early + visitors. Regular patrons will recognize them. Yes?plenty J of white. $ Waists f-ry* ?v(\ oSr. jjj Some of them were as much as $3.98?none were less thin * $1.00. Now in two monster lots at 69c and 98c for choice. On 4. First Floor and Third Floor Tables. . 4. 5 Selected for comfort and asting durability. Xote that + many mattresses are cheats?well to look at, but not honestly + made. No "cheats" here?the Pa ais Royal guarantee makes $ this a fact indisputable. With leather trimnrngs and brass lock?mak ing this Matting Suit Case worth $2.00. Best Furniture, $1 to $200 j Whether the price be a- littl as $1.00 or the hundred and X one prices up to $200 each piece i? guaranteed to give lasting * satisfaction. The Palais Rtyal Furniture Department chief.-. + orders are exp'ici*?and his advancement or fai ure is based 011 % your lasting satisfaction. Suppose you find no less than 'hirty J five different styles of Lace Cur'ains + some 50 inches wide, in renaissance and % Brussels lace effects, at only 98c pair? *jj will you not be agreeably surprised? jl Suppose you find real Irish Point Lace Curtains at $1.89, for which the j Palais Royal's regular price is $2.98 and % the installment house price $5.00?will ? you not be delightfully surprised? + +++++++++ lllll** 111111111*1 II111U 111 H 11++ HIMIMIH Just one hint?visit "Tiffany Room" tomorrow and look for $20,000 worth of silverware at prices at least 25 per cent less than usua1. "Tiffany Room " is on First Floor, northeast corner. Noise, Some Dost, Mucih ComfinsBoini. The coming Greater Palais Royal is the cause of the present disturbance?but note that discomfort is associated with the best bargains of a decade. Only hints get into the papers?the wise housekeeper will visit all five floors?and find ample re ward 011 each. Make a list of your needs tonight?and come tomorrow with the assurance of saving 25 to 33 per cent. < 11 ft I U A. LISXER