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Capital and Surplus, $firt0,000.00.
Deposits over $2,600,000.00. When your boy is twenty-one Amount. . $5277 . $I06.Q9 . $162.86 . $220.38 . $279.70 . $340.80 . $403.87 . $468.78 ? $535-^2 . $604.48 . $675.35 . $748.46 . $823.79 . $90i-33 . $981.27 .$1,063.61 .$1,148.44 $1,235.81 $1,325.88 $1,418.65 $1,514.2? This seems the strongest way in which we can show you how rapidly the small, regular sav ings will grow into a handsome ? total. Here is shown the amount that will stand to your boy's credit at the end of each year, including our payment of 3 per cent compound interest, if you open a Savings Account with ONE DOLLAR and add only one dollar each week. .r The deposits $1,092.00?the interest $422.20 This money will be a big help when he reaches man's estate, but the lesson you have taught will be worth far more. While he is young you will make the deposits?as he grows older teach him to save for this purpose .and let him brin^ the money to our bank. He'll learn the saving habit and become in terested. Then you'll see the account grow faster. You needn't wait for a new boy?open an account today for your boy who has none. For the year ending August 31, 1911. we paid to our savings depositors interest amounting to $36,810.85. Merchants and mechanics savings BANK Pa.Ave $ ao^Nw. Pa Ave & |gT? N w Seventh 3 G m HE constantly increasing demand for FUSSELL'S ICE CREAM means ~ only ore thing ? ITS SUPERI ORITY. The public is a most impartial judge?and it's a notable fact that the de mand has far exceeded our capacity to supply this season. Merit has won?as it always does. FUSSELL'S ICE CREAM is PURE, RICH CREAM?safeguarded at every stage of making and serving by the most hygienic methods. There's a Drug Store?a Cafe or a Confectioner in your neighborhood who sells Fussell's. Look for % the sign. Leaders since 1851. 11324 Foorteenth Street CONFESSES, GETS OFF EASY. Frank Mansfield, Under Suspended Sentence. Placed on Probation. Frank Mansfield, a vaudeville actor, who was arrested by local detectives sev eral days ago as he stepped from the Maryland penitentiary in Baltimore after serving two years there tor larceny, en tered pleas of guilty today before Judge Aukam of the Police Court to two charges of theft committed Deoember 7. in this city. Upon tiie recommendation of the prosecuting attorney the court im pos^i a thirty-day suspended sentence in each case and placed Mansfield on pro bation for a year. The thefts were com mitted in the dressing rooms of a local theater Mansfield subsequently went to Balti more, where he committed other thefts, was arrested, convicted and given a prison sentence. The officials explained their reason for asking that the man be placed upon probation today by declaring he had been sufficiently punished in Bal timore for his misdeeds. CHECK ALLEGED TO BE BAD. Police Searching for Man Who Had Paper Cashed. A check for .40, accepted three days ago at the coffee house of Browning & Baines. ."HO Pennsylvania avenue north west. proved to be worthless, it is al leged. and today the police were asked to apprehend the person who presented it. The officers believe the check was handled by a man who is wanted to answer several similar charges. When the check passer visited the store off Browning & Baines he purchased seven pounds of coffee, and presented the check, which was made payable to A L Simpson, and which purported to bear the signiture of Bertha N. Thomas. The customer said he had been sr-nt by Mr. Simpson to make the purchase, but the latter told the police he knew noth ing of the transaction. A site has been secured at Middletown, Md., for a condensed milk plant. The new industry will employ thirty men at the start. Feel Dull Sometimes? It may be coffee. Try a change to POSTUM "There's a Reason*' V I DISCUSSING MEDITATION. Probable Means of Settlement Be tween Southern and Telegraphers. It is now the belief of those who claim to know that the telegraphers of the Southern Railway Company, who demand higher wages and shorter hours, will submit their grievances to the mediation board, thereby averting a threatened strike. Daily sessions have been held for two wtftks between representatives of the Order of Railway Telegraphers and the officials of the Southern railway, but in the absence of tjie heads of the company little has been accomplished. The officials are eager to have the set tlement placed in the hands of the media tion board and until recently the telegra phers have strongly fought against this. They believe that they would get their demands without having to go to the necessary explanations with the board. Matters have so shaped themselves in the past few days, however, that t.iere is a bt lief that the telegraphers will agree now to place their case in the hands ol the board. The men were in session until late this afternoon and the sessions will continue Monday. It is believed that H. J. Alex ander, chairman of the committee repre senting the telegraphers, will go to Char lotte, N. C.. tonight to confer with the telegraphers there before the Monday meeting with the officials. OYSTERS NOW PLENTIFUL. . Bivalves Are Selling at From 45 to 55 Cents a Bushel. Seven oyster-laden craft came into port yesttrday and berthed at the 11th street wharf market, and one or two additional vessels arrived this morning, so that the total number of bushels on sale at the wharf will amount to several thousands. Yesterday was the first day on which the arrivals of oyster-laden craft at the wharf have been numerous, and it will only re quire a few days of good, cool weather to put all the fleet of oyster runners in service and to have the wharf docks crowded with oyster-laden craft. In the fleet thai came into port yesterday were several that have not been here since the c?ose of the last oyster season. The bi valves are in fair demand and are spil ing at from 45 cents to 55 cents per bushel. One watermelon-laden vessel also ar rived at the wharf market yesterday aft ernoon, the first for several days She was the schooner Mystic, from a Chesa peake bay point, and brought 3.3X> mel ons. which are selling at from to $14 per hundred It is stated that there are still quantities of melons on the vines at points on the eastern shore of Chesa peake bay, but it Is thought that cool weather will catch them before they can be brought to market. Charles Merriman. a white man from Campbell county, Va., who was convict ed in the federal court at Lynchburg of illicit distilling, has been sentenced to a year and a day in the Atlanta prison at bard labor and to pay a fine oI $100. Burial of Gen. Charles R. Greenleaf, Retired, in Ar lington Cemetery. Full military honors will mark the burirfl In Arlington national cemetery next Tuesday afternoon of the body of Brig. Gen. Charles R. Greenleaf, U. S. A., retired, who died at San Jose, Cal., the 2d instant. The body will arrive here Monday afternoon, accompanied by the widow, Mrs. Greenleaf; a son,- Maj. H. S. Greenleaf of the Army Medical Corps, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Page. Fu neral services will be held at the Church of the Epiphany Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. McKim, rector of the church, will officiate. The honorary pall bearers will be Brig. Gen. George H. Torney, Col. J. Van K. Hoff. Col. L. A. LaUarde, Lieut. Col. Walter D. McCaw, Lieut. Col. W. D. Crosby and Maj. P. C. Fauntleroy, all of the medical department. His Military Record. Gen. Greenleaf had a long and dis tinguished career, including service dur ing the civil war and the Spanish war. He was well known in this city through several years' service at the War De partment, during which he was person ally identified with all movements tor the purification of the water supply ana im proved sanitation- Born in Pennsyl vania, he was appointed to the Medical Corps from Onio in lattl. He reached the graue of colonel in October, lfSW, and was retired for age in April, laJ4, with the rank of brigadier general. REPAIRS TO SCHOONERS. River Boats That Will Be Over hauled for the Coming Season. i 'iJhe schooner D. P. Mulford. belonging to'Capt. Charley McKenney of Alexan dria, is at the Alexandria marine rail way to be calked and painted and lor such other repair work as may be neces sary to put her in good order for the oys ter-running season. The Mulford will be employed in bringing oysters trom the Potomac beds to the market at Alexan dria. The little schooner J. E. Skylight, which which has been employed in bringing wood and lumber to the market here, Is at Dean's railway, at the northern end of Alexandria, for repairs to her hull and for t leaning and painting in preparation for the fall season on the river. The power boat Margaret D.. belonging to Capt. Hugh Duffey, is out on the ma rine railway at Dean's to be cleaned and painted preparatory to hunting trips to the lower Potomac during the ducking: season, which is due with the coming or cold weather. The schooner Eugie, a well known tiader to this port, is out on the marine railway at a Baltimore shipyard for a general overhauling for the fall trade on Chesapeake bay. The schooner Madison is also at a Baltimore shipyard to be tit ted with a new mainmast and for other work Both vessels will be ready to re turn to service in the coming week. DICK JONES' EXCUSE. When He Threw a Brick It Hit Wrong Person, He Says. When Clerk Harper of the Unitfed States branch of the Police Court asked "Dick" Jones, a negro cart driver, to day, how he pleaded to a charge of assault upon Lily Burke, colored, of Pierce street court last night, Jones replied: "I hit de wrong pusson, cap'en. Dat's de truf." Julia Burke. Lily's sister, said Dick was an unwelcome suitor. He came to her home last night, started "fussln" an' wranglln'," Julia said, and she promptly put him out of the front door. Dick thereupon proceeded to hurl sundry brickbats, stones, bottles and tin cans at the door. A brick struck Lily in the jaw as she swung unsus pectingly around the side of the house on her way to the front door. Police man Bailey came to the rescue and arrested Jones. Judge Aukam imposed a sentertce of three months at Oceoquan, in default o? a fifty-dollar fine. * PIAN FINAL APPEALS TO CANADIAN VOTERS Laurier and Borden Will Close Their Speaking Tours Monday Night. OTTAWA. Ont . September 16?Sir Wil frid .Laurier will rlose his speaking tour here Monday, and Robert L. Borden, leader of the conservatives, will have his final word in Nova Scotia The political contest is losing none of its bitterness in the closing days. The conservatives, through their press and orators, campaign literature and flaming posters, continue to assail the govern ment for entering into the trade agree ment on the ground that it is only the first step in a deeply laic* plot by Presi dent Taft to detach Canada from Great Britain and to absorb the country into the American republic. Urge Economic Benefits. The conservative leaders are satisfied that this line of attack is bringing the electors over to them, but the liberals, who have been fighting the disloyalty cry, predic ting an fncreased majority of that party, continue to point out the eco nomic benefits to he derived, particularly by the farmers, from the enactment of the reciprocity agreement, and pay but little attention to the charges of disloy alty, whit h they answered most emphat ically early in the campaign. forecasts of Results. Forecasts of the election results are be ginning to appear. The conservatives are making claims of prospective gains in both Ontario and Quebeo, which, they as sert. will give them "the balance of power. The liberals estimate their majority in the twelfth parliament at between 4> and 55, compared with a majority of in the parliament Just dissolved. In what little betting has appeared the liberals continue to rule strong favorites. CONTROLS FLEET OF BARGES. Capt. George Townshend Organizes Company for Bay Trade. Capt. George W. Townshend of Balti more, well known here as master of bay barges, has given up active work on the bay to organize a company that will op erate barges between Chesapeake ports as the demands of business take them. Capt. Townshend is the general manager and chief owner in the new concern, and' in his fleet he has three barges, the Ve nus. Mars and George May. The Venus will be commanded by Capt. Edgar F. Townshend and the May by Capt. George W. Townshend, jr., sons of Capt. Townshend, and the Mars will have Capt. Philip Waters for her master The vessels will be employed in general freighting work on Chesapeake bay and its tributaries, and it is eapt. Town shend's intention to add other vessels to his fleet from time to time. The Mars is at a Baltimore shipyard to be put in good order for service. BAEGE TO LOAD COAL. Consolidation Coal Company to Take 1,600 Tons From Georgetown. Schooner barge No. 5 of the fleet of big coal carriers belonging to the Con solidation Coal Company was brought into port Thursday and docked at George town to load about 1,600 tons of soft coal from the Cumberland mining region for & New England point. The barge was brought down the coast by one of the large tugs of the company and at Point Liookout was turned over to the tug Camilla to be brought here. She is the first barge to load here in about a month, but it is stated that several others will be brought to this *port to load before the close of the coal-shipping sea son, when the canal closes early in No vember. The schooner Lyman Law, the last vessel to load coal at this port for New England, passed out the capes of the Chesapeake the middle of the week bound to Portsmouth, N. H. It is understood that the ooal shipped from this city in the remainder of the shipping season I will be exclusively aboard barges, j Shoe Shop Robbery Prpves Mystery to the Police. TWO DIVORCES GRANTED Wives the Complaining Parties in Both Cases?Automobile Stripped by Thief. Spoclal Corresponder?*<? of ThP Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va.. September 16. 1911. The police today have on their hands a peculiar trianguler robbery which oc curred some time last night or early this morning at the shoemaker shop conduct ed by Stephen Timney, 129 South Fair fax street, which up to the present is far from being solved. ^ The parties who are victims of the rob bery and the amounts taken follow: Stephen Timney, shoemaker, $9; Patrick Buckley, city guide, $8.?>, and Davis Wood, shoemaker, tt cents. All occupied rooms over the shop of Timney, and when they retired last night the money was in their pockets, and when they woke up this morning it was gone. An examination of the premises was made and it was ascertained mat none of the doors or windows was open or apparently had been opened, and the police are battled. The cat*? looks as it it will require a Sherlock Holmes to un ravel. It is possible that the thief secreted himself in the shop before Timney closed his place, and awaited until all had gone to sleep before he started on his work. This seems to be the only plauaibie theory advanced thus far in .connection with the case. Divorce Decrees Granted. In the circuit court for this city today, Judge J. B. T. Thornton presiding, two decrees for divorce were granted, one be ing in the case of Ethel L. Robey against Robert Robey on statutory grounds. The plaintiff was also granted the custody of her three infant children, Earl, Elsie and Pearl Robey. The other divorce was that of Ettie Kicnardson against Douglas Rich ardson on the grouna of desertion. In the same court Judge Thornton handed down a decision in xavor of the piaintinff in the cases of C. C. Lead oeater, trustee of the George Washington Monument Association, against William H. Luckett and O. H. Daniels. In the case of F. F. Marbury and others against the Mercantile Ra.lway Bu lding and Loan Association a decree was enter ed authorizing Douglas Stuart, receiver, to accept $60 in full settlement of loan made Walker Tate and to execute proper deed of release. Judgment for plaintiff for $75 was given in the case of the Southern Trust Company against C. O. Pulman. In the corporation court this after noon, in the case of Michael J. I oibert and others against the Washington Na tional Building and Loan Association of Washington, D. C , a decree was entered ordering Douglas Stuart and Josiah Stod dard. receivers of the association, to pay all costs and charges assessable against C. Harry Yohe, special receiver, in the case of C. Harry Yohe against the re ceivers of the Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation. Old Dominion Commandery, Knights Templar, at its annual meeting last n-ght, elected these officers: Frank W. Latham, eminent commander; C. A. Gwynn, gen eralissimo; W. B. Davis, captain general; W. G. Lehew, senior warden; Claude W. Fletcher, junior warden; Edgar Wartield, sr.. treasurer; A. G. Uhler, recorder; XV. C. Davis, standard bearer; P. T. Harring ton, sword bearer; W. H. Charles, ward er; G. W. Zachary, sentinel. Reports Automobile Robbery. H. D. Young of Rosslyn. Alexandria county, reports to the police that a thief last night robbed his automobile of a number of its effects. Among those given as stolen are: Two gas lamps, two brass wheel taps, radiator cup, one-half a radi ator and horn. The police are making an effort to find the stolen articles. This city was selected yesterday as the place for the next annual meeting of the Virginia League of Municipalities, in ses sion at Cape Charles, Va. The league also elected A. D. Brockett, president of the chamber of commerce of this city, presi dent of the league. J. T. Preston, secre tary of the chamber of commerce, yester day afternoon received a telegram to tljat effect from W. VV. Ballenger and J. Y. Williams, local delegates in at tendance. The sale of certain property In Cul peper, Va., turned over by C. Jones Rixey, president of the defunct Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation, will 'be made at that place this afternoon by the special commissioners appointed for that purpose by the corporation court here. The following commissioners left this morning for Culpeper to conduct the sale: S. G. Brent. G. L. Boothe, R. C. L. Mon cure, Howard W. Smith and J. G. Har den. ? Rev. John Cavanaugh. for several years past pastor of the Free Methodist (church, will preach his farewell sermon as pastor of that church tomorrow. Rev. Cav anaugh will leave early next week for Brooklyn, N. Y., to attend the annual conference of the Free Methodist Church, and will be transferred by that conference. The conference will convene Wednesday next. . Elias Blackburn and others have sold to Daniel Bushrod a house and lot on the west side of Alfred street between Gibbon and Franklin streets. Annie Haws has sold to William H. Simms a house and lot on the north side of Queen street between Columbus and Alfred streets The funeral of Mrs. Richard M. Goundle took place at 11 o'clock today from De maine's undertaking chapel. Services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Morton, rector of Christ P. E. Church, and burial was in Bethel cemetery. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Police Fail to Find Man Imprisoned in Vacant House. Policemen were sent from the third pre cinct station yesterday to vacant house 174a N street northwest, to investigate a report that a man was Imprisoned there. A mail carrier had told Policeman Samp son of the first precinct that a man was imprisoned in the house. The man, he stated, had been seen at the windows, and his conduct indicated that he was trying to get out of the house. When the police of the third precinct reached the house and made an investiga tion they found everything intact. The ringing of the bell and pounding on the door failed to produce results. Capt. Sullivan says he thinks a workman had been seen at one of the windows, and that Policeman Sampson's informant be came unnecessarily excited. Building Permits Issued. The following building permits were is sued today: To D. J. Brown, for one two-story frame dwelling on Meade street near 14th street northwest; architect, H. A. Riggs; builder, D. G. Brown; estimated cost, $1,000. To Bend Building Company, to repair office building at 714 14th street north west; architect, George S. Cooper; con tractor, C. Z. Langley; estimated cost, $1,300.. To Alexander Stewart, for one one story brick garage rear 1537. 23d street northwest; architect, F. B. Pyle; builder, George A. Fuller Company;, estimated cost, $6,000. Mrs. Sarah E. Long, eighty-two years old, died Thursday at Cumberland. Md. She was" the widow of J. Hampton Long. The Pocomoke City, Md., tomato-can ning factories are now in full blast. Ow ing to the drought the season began twe weeks later than usual, fc IN THE WORLD OF SOCIETY MISS COLGATE TO MARRY LIEUT. RUMBAUGH, U. S. A. A Military Wedding to Be Followed by Country House Reception. Notes. The marriage of Miss Elizabeth M. Colgate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil bert Colgate of 306 West 7?th street. New York, and Lieut. Stanley M. Rum baugh, 15th Cavalry, United States Army, will be celebrated in the Onteora Church at Tannersville, N. Y., Wednesday, Sep tember 20. Many New Yorkers and other friends of the couple will attend the wed ding and the reception which is to follow at Red Rambler, the country home of the bride's parents. Miss Florence H. Colgate will be her sister's maid of honor, and Lieut. Wright Rumbaugh will act as best man "for his brother. A three-month leave of absence has been granted Lieut. Rumbaugh by Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of the staff of the army, and the couple will go abroad for their honeymoon, spending much time in Spain. Lieut. Rumbaugh is a son of Col. David T. Rumbaugh o? the Artillery Corps and the grands n ot the late Maj. Gen. l>. S. Stanley. The plans for the marriage of Miss Mary Hopkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Hopkin.s, and Mr. Crawford" Bladgen of New York, which will take plac*: October 7 in the Thompson Me morial Chapel, William.stown. Mass., have been completed. Mrs. Henry F. Patterson will be her sister's only attendant and Mr. Guy Fair fax Cary will be best man. The ushers chosen include Samuel P. ,and F. Meredith Bla;;den. J. L. Motley, Theodore Randolph. E. Motley, A. Law rence Hopkins, 2d; Devereux Milburn, Louts C. Clark, jr., Philip A. Carroll and Br F. Sargent. Thursday, October 5, Mr. Blasrden is to give his farewell bachelor dinner at the Harvard Club. Mrs. Archibald Gracie of Washington gave a bridge party at the Curtis Hotel, Lenox, yesterday, in honor of her guest. Miss Anna Portner of Washington, who arrived yesterday. * Miss Pauline Wilcox of Washington is here on a visit to*her aunt. Miss Mary Wilcox, at the latter's home on Corcoran street. Miss Frida Tillman, daughter of Com mander E. H. Tiltman, U. S. N.. who has been visiting her uncle. Col. S. E. Tillman, at West Point, has joined her family at Adirondack. N. Y., where they have spent the summer. Miss Ruth McCormick, daughter of Dr. McCormick, formerly of Washing ton, has returned to her home, Mobile, Ala., after spending the summer in Atlantic City and Washington. Dr. H. C. Thompson and family have returned from Eagles Mere, Pa., where they have been spending tiie summer. Mrs. Edward Payne and children, who have been spending the summer at Rockaway Beach, are expected to return about the first of the month. R^v. James O'Brien of St. Peters Churcl? Tuesday evening, September 12, performed the marriage ceremony for Miss Providence Marie Vitale of Capitol Hill and Mr. Anthony Penna of Philadelphia Roses, pinks, asters and palms formed the church decorations. The bride woie a gown of ivory satin trimmed with lace and crystals. Her tulle veil was caught with a coronet of orange blossoms, and i she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Nellie Vitale, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and w-ore an empire gown of blue satin trimmed in crystal lace, and earned a bouquet of pink roses and asters. Mr. Nicholas Lanzellotti was best man. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Prinettl, in pink satin: Miss Mary Vitale, in white, and Miss Pauline Weinheimer. in blue, and carried bouquets of pink roses and asters. The ushers were Mr. A. Tana, Mr. J. Vitale. brother of the bride, and Mr. M. Capasella. After the cere mony a large reception and dance was held in Naval Lodge Hall, where a sec tion of the Marine Band rendered a pleasing program. Dr. and Mrs. W. K. Butler and daugh ter Eleanor have returned from a sum mer in England and Scotland. The following Washingtonians were registered at the Roe summer cottage, Watkins Glen. Thursday; Misses __-S. C. Coxen. Katie C. Lear, Julia Mattinglv, Marie Corcoran, Loretta Coreoran. Mary L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Culbert son. Dr. and Mrs. N. E. Webb of East Cap itol street have returned from their sum mer vacation. Mr. W. Maurice Rugg of this citv is visiting relatives and friends in and about Pittsburgh. Pa. Dr. and Mrs. Loren Johnson have re turned from an automobile trip through the west. They were extensively enter tained in La Crosse, Wis. Miss Ida Sahli and Mr. A. W. Luckett were married yesterday at the parson age of the Dumbarton M. E. Church, Rev. C. W. Pate officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of the late Otto Sahli, well and popularly known In diplomataic circles for many years as secretary of chancery of the le gation of Switzerland. She wore a styl ish suit of dark blue, with black picture hat trimmed with white plumes and wearing a bouquet of pink rosebuds, mak ing a most charming bride. She was given away by her brother, Mr. Albert Sahli. The groom was attended by Mr. William Hudson. During the ceremony "O Promise Me" was played by Miss Mil dred Cornwall. On account of the recent death of the bride's father, the wedding was quiet, only the immediate families being present. Mr. and Mrs. Luckett left for the north and will be home after October 5 *t 2014 M street northwest. Dr. J. W. Little has returned from his vacation. * Mrs. W. M. Geddes of 1313 Columbia road is at Old Point for a few days on her return from a visit to the Maine coast, where she was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander G. Bentley at their summer home in Haven. Tuesdav evening, at 7 o'clock, near Ednor Md., at the home of Mrs. Aman da C. Thompson, her daughter, Miss Elsie A-da Thompson, became the bride of Mr George F. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs Charles W. Brown, former residents of this city. Miss Beulah Thompson was maid of honor; Law rence Thompson, brother of the bride was best man. The ceremony was performed on the lawn of the Thomp son home in the presence of the immediate families. Rev. Spencer, pas tor of the M. E. Church at Burtonsville. 0fl\iratand Mrs. Brown left later for a trin to Niagara and Toronto. They will be at home after October 1 to their friends at Riverside farm. Ednor. Md. Mrs E V Thompson of 200S G street, who'lias spent the summer in the moun tains of Virginia, will return about the 1st of October. Dr and Mrs. Charles W. Brown have returned after spending the summer at their bungalow in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Otho Luebkert of R street has returned to the city. honor their classmate. Fifty Girl Graduates Present at a Linen Shower. Fifty girls, nearly all of them mem bers of the class of 1910 of Normal School No. 1. attended a linen shower last night given in honor of Miss Mabel Stewart, 1328 13th street northwest, a member of the class, whose engage ment to Clarence Weidemann, '12.17 Girard street northwest, has been an nounced. The linen shower was given at the home of Mr. Weidemann. and AUefi A.ugerite .Weidemanp* his sister. was the hostess. Mr. Weldemann is an employe* of the United States gov ernment. The wedding will take place October 11 at Mount Pleasant Congregational Church. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses have been Issued to the following: Lin wood Thomas and Gertie Vaughn. Joseph F. Blunt and Annie E. Spaulding. Robert L. Berger and Lizzie H. Iymg. both of Berks county. Pa. Henry J. Horner and Christina M. Morgan. Eugene Honsnn and Elizabeth Kintr Harry E. McDonald nf Jersey City. N. J., and Jennie Penkney of this city. Lloyd A. Carle and l.eona A. Muilln both of Fort Myer. Va Mvin W Luckeft and Ida Sahli John A. Perry and Alberta Johnson. Edward B. Haines and Blanche R Fleming, both of Philadelphia, Pa James R Redden and Sarah J Brooks. Edward Warner and Sadie Kelly. Births Reported. The followine births have been report ed at the health office during the past ! twenty-four hours: Dernetrios P. and Vasilo Ponopoulos, boy. Clarence E. and Lena B. Henley, boy. Oeorge and Clara A Llckner, boy. Charles A. and Augusta A. Douglas, girl. James S. and Eva Fraser, boy. Abram W. and Nellie C. Wright, girl. Edwin S. and Effie May Hager, boy. Reginald L. and Virginia L. Lynch, girl. I George and Sadie Warren, boy. q Louis P. and Mamie Cook. girl. George and Anna Crook, girl. Deaths Reported. The following deaths have been re ported at the health office during the past twenty-four hours: Annie E Newman. 72 years. "1252 31ft street northwest. Eliza A. Hester. SO years, 2|'27 Connec ticut avenue northwest. Thomas H. Hummer. SO years, United States Soldiers' Home, District of Colum bia. Anna Roughley, 50 years, IffZT Florida aven je northeast. William A. Rector, 74 years, 58 Rhode I Island avenue northwest. Mary Hagerty. ??? years, Georgetown 1'niversity Hospital. George B Ofenstein, 18 years, 14*16 A ! street southeast. Ethel Compton. 10 years. Providence Hospital. John C. McGill, 18 years. Emergency Hospital. Forrest St reeks, 51 years. Tuberculosis Hospital. Infant of Ralph and Mary Barry, 5 days. Providence I^ospital. Esau Pirkard, flu years, Freedmen's Hos pital. Eliza Selde-n. 60 years, Nichols avenue southeast. Harry Shanklin. 4 years, Chrildren's Hospital. Irene C. Bellows, 0 months, 1526 Bells court northwest. Lenon Gaskins, 3 months, Freedmen's Hospital. Infant of William and Mary Jackson, 1 day. Good Hope road. AEROPLANE MAIL SERVICE. Will Be Operated From Brooklyn to International Aviation Meet. An experimental mail service by aero planes between one of the outlying branches of the Brooklyn. N. Y., post office and the aerodrome at Nassau I boulevard. Long Island, during the ln i ternational aviation meet, which will be 'held there until October 1, has been (authorized by Postmaster General Hitch | cock. Aviators and their employes, who J w ill be stationed on the field through !out the meet, will therefore be able to receive their mail almost as quickly as if they were in a large city. The special postal station will probably he established at the aviation field, and a temporary postmaster ap pointed to look after the mails and sell postage stamps. The first successful official aeroplane letter route was opened last Saturday by the British postal administration, which began a series of experiments in the carrying of mail by aeroplanes from Hendon, England, to Windsor Castle, a distance of twenty miles. Four aviators, with two biplanes and two monoplanes, were engaged in the work, and about 100.000 letters constituted the first delivery. These experiments j have been watched with considerable I interest by the United States postal authorities. who are of the opinion that the day when letters will be forwarded from city to city by airship is not far distant. ARMY OFFICER MISSING. Second Lieut. Gibbes Lykes Disap pears at Fort Snelling. Official notice of the disappearance of i Second Lieut. Gibbes Lykes. 0th Cav | airy, has reached- the War Department from Fort Russel, Wyo., where that regiment is quartered. Notice of his dis appearance has been sent broadcast thr<#igh army channels to all posts, and it is hoped that information as to his whereabouts soon will be had. Lieut. Lykes was appointed to the Mil itary Academy from South Carolina in l'.#>4 and became second lieutenant in the 9th Cavalry upon his graduation in 19UK. PANAMA CITY HAS 35,368. National Census Shows Colon's Popu lation to Be 17,t48. The population of Panama's chief cities, Panama and Colon, for the first time enumerated with any degree of accu racy in connection with the national cen sus now being completed, discloses the national capital, Panama, to be slightly larger than the American cities of Lex , ington, ky.; Springfield, Mo., or Taunton, I Mass. ' Colon, the Atlantic coast metropo lis of the republic, is a little larger than Boise, Idaho, or Freeport, 111. Statistics of the two cities which have been just received here show Panama to , have JH5,itH8 inhabitants, of which 1W.237 I are matizos, 10,y?3 negroes, 7,?KM> white and 1,100 amarillos, or yellows. There are 18,214 males and 17,155 females. Colon has 17,748 inhabitants, of which 10,007 are negroes. 4,t??7 matizos, 21,?15 white, 619 ainaullos ? and im> Indians. There are 9,?>2u males and 8,12s females. FACING RICE FAMINE. Alarming Scarcity of the Cereal in Philippine Islands. MANILA, September 16.?A rice ?famine threatens the Philippines. The price of the staple is already above all previous records, and advancing by leaps. The supply on hand in the is lands is very limited, and the general scarcity of the cereal throughout the orient makes unlikely any substantial relief from importation. The likelihood of an extended famine has led Indo-China and Slam to pro hibit the exportation of rice, and a similar measure of self-protection Is expected from Rangoon. It is sug gested that it may be possible In the Philippines to substitute corn and wheat for the usual staple diet as soon as prices become prohibitive. Public r^ief of some kind probably will prove necessary, and the governor general has appointed a commission to investigate. Death of Octogenarian. Francis A. McGlauchen, eighty years old, died suddenly this morning about 3 o'clock at his home. 605 H street south west. There had been no physician in at tendance. and it was necessary to sum mon Coroner Nevitt to the house to give a death certificate. The coroner found death, -was dufr to-natural xauses. CHANGES BY HITCHCOCK. Eight Clerks to Be Transferred From Auditor's Office. Following his order of h few day* ago transferring from the offl. e of the auditor for the Post Ofli.e department to th? several bureaus of his own department the administrative jurisdiction over all accounts. Postmaster General Hitchcock has begun his plan of organization. A request was made for the transfer of eight clerks from the auditor's offl. e. Four of these clerks will .xamiue the stamp accounts with pon; masters in tha bureau of the third assistant pout master ceneia 1 and two will in-* assigned to eacii of the bureaus of the >e. or.d .?nd fourth assistant postmasters general, who will examine sll tr<isporiuti<tn n^^ounts. The primary object of this action is in futherance of Mr. Hitchcock's poli, y to brint; all accounts of the postal service under the administrative supervision <>f the department, ther. by making tl:.? re view of these accounts by the auditor a real "double ch? ? k" on th.- tran actions Rv an order issued July r? las* this prin ciple was made to apply to .ill stamp ac counts. After October 1, wh?n the pres ent order goes into effect, the only ac counts both approved and reviewed it* 'he auditor's office wilt be t:? of th? expenditures of postmasters ovt-r current receipts. Will Try to (Jet Next Convention. Secretary Grant of the Chamber "f Commerce i^ making liiial preparations to start Monday on his trip to l>.tv-n. port. Iowa, where he will make a cam paign u> tiring the ne\t convention of the Internatl ?nal Association "f M.iehinistK to Washington. Mr. Grant i- ^oing as the repress ntative th. <'haml>er of Commerce and at th.- instanct oj" the committee on conventi >ns Ti e ma hin-' ists will be in convention m the Iowa city next week. Sudden Death of Sophia Lucas. Sophia laicas. colored, thirty-on** vears old, died suddenly last nulit at her home, ~~'2 Knox court southwest. I >r. P. B. Brooks was summoned to the house to attend the woman. She died before he reached the house. Coroner Xevitt found that death hart resulted from natural causes. MARRIED. LOTT?FULLER. tin M>>u<la,\. July .'it. Ittll, by Hev. T. W. i?i teo, pastoi <>t Lutheran Chiir.h. Alexandria. WILLIAM 11 l?lf ' ami It. E. FILLER of Washington. I), c'. ? DIED. BOLDEN. On Friday. September 1-V 1011, at J1 o'clock p.m.. at lie- resident of h'r daughter. I.avinia Smith. 1733 lltu street northwest, MIM.IR BOLl?EN. Notice of funeral hereafter. 17* BROWN. On Thursday. Septeinl>er It. pill, at h'T residence. Rosslyn. Va . ISABELLA I... widow of the late Thomas T. Brown, aged fifty-two years. Funeral on Monday. September is, from lloljr Trinity Chureh, West Washington, D. at 10 o'clock a.m. Relatives and friends re spectfully invited to attend. 17* CARR. On Friday. September 15. 1911. JOHN R . infant son of ("harle* M. and tb>* late Mary It. farr. aged four months. Funeral (private) ?from <'ostelio's, H street northeast. ? HAGERTY. On Friday. Septemlier 1.%. 1?U. at 12:4)5 a.m.. MARY A., widow of the late Patrick W. Hagerty. Funeral -from residence. 2419 K street, at 8:30 Monday morning. Mass at St Stephen'# Chureh at ? o'clock. ? STEPHENS. Oo Saturday. Septemlier l'i. _ mil. at 7:3?> a.m.. at h?-r residence. 11 H street northeast. Mr*. ANNIE E.. widow of l?an|-l and lieloved mother of Walter ??. Stephens.' ased sixty-one years. Interment at Alexandria. Va.. Septemlier IS. (Riihinond papers please copy.) ? SWEETING. On Wednesday. September 13, 1WU. at 7:?i a.m.. ALEXANDER SWEET ING, beloved nephew of Susan Mah"ruey, aged thirtv-six years. In silence he suffered. In patience he hore. Till God < ailed him home To suffer no more. BY HIS AI N'T. FuneraT from his late residence. 1031 2d street southwest. Monday. SeptemU'i IS. at 8:30 a.m.; thence to St. Dominic's Church, ttth and E streets southwest, where high mass will be sang for the repose of his soul at M o'eloek a.m. Friends and relatives invited to attend. ? TERRETT. On Friday. September IS, 1911. CHARLES TERRETT. broth r of the lato Thomas Tcrrett. ageii sixty-four years, Funer.il will take pla e from Boteler's under taking establishment. No. ??:?? Pennsylvania avenue southeast, Monday. Septemlier is. at 2 p.m. Interment at Congressional cema-' terv. Friends and relatives invited to at tend. (Alexandria and Fairfax papers please' copy.) * THOMAS. Heparted this life on Wednesday. September 13. 1?11. at 2:30 a m.. OBEDi THOMAS, beloved son of the late Benjamin and <vlie Thomas. lather of Earl Th miaa find brother of Cornelius. Jennie. Mary, James, Ada. Rose and Julia Thomas. , ? A A prer'.ons one from us is g'>ne, A Volve We loved is stilled; A place is va ant in our home Which-never can t>e tilled. BY HIS DEVOTED MOTHER. Funeral from his late resideii e. J>t F street southwest. Sunday September 17. thence to Reholioth Baptist fhurch. 1st street I>etween N and O streets sonthuest, at 1 p.m. Pas tor. Rev. Jobu Ri' U.irdson. ? In Mcmoriara. CARROI.I.. In menurv of my lielnved hrother. THOMAS CARROLL. who departed this life one year ago toda> Gone in the best of his days, torn from ali, he loved. Mav he rest in |s a> ??. ? SISTER. i FREEMAN. In Jovlng memory of my dear wife. ELI.A BROWN FREEMAN, who died seven years ago todav. Septemlier lii. l'.io4 ? l?ll. II W FREEMAN. FREEMAN". In loving remeiubtauee ? f our dear sister. ELLA BROWN FREEMAN, who departed this life seven jears ago t'?day, Septemlier 1?1, l'.m-t. n "God takes our loved ones from our honied, but never from our hearts." ? ADA AND BERT. FUNERAL DIRECTORS. ESTABLISHED 1S57. Charles So Ziuirihorst, Manager of the George 1*. Zurhorst, UN DERT A KI NO ESTABLISH M EN T, .HOI E. CAP. ST. Telephone Lincoln 372. All that is appropriate in design and hiifhest in memorial charatter. Moderate prices. No cash required. Easy payments. W. R. SPEARE, ; FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMPALMK& ? 94? F Street N.W. WASHINGTON. D. 0. 42S0. 4J?!. Frank A. Spcare, Mgr. Phones Main 4""?' FRANK OEIIER'S SONS. 1113 SEVENTH ST. N.W. Modern chapel. Telephone call North S2?. WM. H. SARD0"& CO., FUNERAL DIRECTORS AM) KM BALMKR*. 408 H st. n e. Mo.Kru chapel. Phone L'n -oln 534. " J. WILLIAM LEE. ixiii-r.ii T?IiecloT ' and Embaliner. Livery In conneetlon. Coma*, dlous I'hapel and modern ciematorium. Modeat prices. 332 Ph ave. n.w. Telephone call 138S. R. F. HARVEY'S SONS, "? FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND E.MBALMGU 132S 14TH ST. N.W. Telephone North 281. Jammes T. Cfleirjme!^lt?, Sons, 1241 WISCONSIN AVE. J Phone West S04. Funeral Partor. ?. A. G. FREY. ; Funeral Director and Embalmcr. 1830 14th st. n.w. Chapel. 1'bone North Mfctl Joseph F. Birclh's Sons, ; H034 M ST. N.W. l^njnrw^lK Qeo-^e P. Zurhorst, FUNERAL PARLORS. 301 EAST CAPITOL >L> Telenbone IJncoln 372. W. R. Puinnipjhirey St Son,*? Funeral Directors and Embalmac^ .,-p 1S23 14th st. n.w. Phone North SOW FUNERAL DESIGNS. h'Ulierai LKsigaa. fuun?i u ?.?-*. GEO. C. SHAFFER. Bwitlliri^llor^^Mlgia rar^reaaonable la r ? |ii 1 ?u. ?.m