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ef the most pleasing features of human nature. "So far as hie Influence upon his coun trymen Is concerned, the most Important achievement of Archbishop Carroll was the founding of this university. Verily his -works do follow him. His fame is secure as one of the noble men who wrought wisely, successfully and unsel fishly in lifting our country to the proud position she occupies this day among the nations of the earth. We do well to honor him, for In honoring him we honor the beat qualities of human nature." The statue of Father Carroll arrived late last night and was placed on the aranlte pedestal in front of the main hall of the college. Reunion of Classes. There will be a reunion of all the classes of Georgetown this afternoon, and tonight the annual banquet of the alumni will be held in the New Wlllard Hotel. Preparations for the dinner to be held tomorrow evening at the Raleigh Hotel in honor of Rev. John D. Whitney, 8. J., former president of the university, have been completed. The Georgetown Alumni Association of New York, Which was rep resented by a delegation of twenty-five at the unveiling today. wlM attend the banquet in a body. Lynch Pendergast. president of the association, will head i lie delegation. James H. Hlggins, former Governor of Rhode Island, will h*>ad a New England branch of the alumni and Michael F. Costello. attorney general of Rhode Island, also will be present The speakers will Include Rev. Father Donlon. S. J., president of George town University: Rev. Father Whitney, S J., and members of the faculty of Georgetown University. REUNION AND SMOKER BY THE PHILODEMIC INAUGURATE PROGRAM Another link In the long chain of auspicious events which have marked the history of Georgetown University was added last night when the Philo demic Society opened the program of ceremonies in connection with the un veiling of the statue to Most Rev. Dr. John Carroll, the founder of the uni versity. by holding a reunion and smoker In the college building. It was a general holiday for George town University. Three hundred gradu ates from all parts of the country, who had come to participate In the greatest celebration ever held in honor of their alma mater, listened to'words of praise from distinguished "old grads," while Gaston Hall was brillisnt in decora tions of blue and gray blending with the red. white and blue. Chief Justice White of the United , States Supreme Court, a graduate of I Georgetown, was present, as were other distinguished guests, including Bishop O'Connell of Richmond. Rev.1 John P. Whitney and Rev. Jerome Daugherty. former presidents of Georgetown; Rev. A. J. Donlon, presi dent of the university; Judge James, Tracy of Manila. Chief Justice Harry M. Clabaugh of the District Supreme Court, Justice De Coursey of Massa chusetts. Vincent De Paul Dailey, captain of last year's foot ball team, presided, and In his address of welcome he gave the graduates to understand that they were not to be treated merely as guests, but as those who have come Into their own again. He recounted the achievements In the history of the Phllodemlc Society which have won for it a high rank in the field of oratory among the universities of the country. The speaker of the evening, Daniel W. , O'Donoghue. class '97, and Thomas Walsh occupied seats on the platform, and the Glee and Banjo Clubs sang stirring college songs. Daniel W. O'Donoghue's Address. Mr. O'Donoghue took as the subject of| the address "The Phllodemlc Society," and paid a warm tribute to the foresight of Rev. James Ryder, former vice pres ident of Georgetown, who founded the society in 1830. It remained for Richard T. Merrick, In 1874. to found the Merrick debating medal, which is the chief prize debated for each year by the members of the society. Following the establish ment of this prize, he said, the president of the alumni association, George E. Hamilton, recently established the Ham ilton medal as another encouragement for the cultivation of eloquence among the atudent body. Mr. O'Donoghue said In part: "It is true that the power of the press Is great, and that what Is written may be circulated among many, but written and printed matter must ever be cold and lifeless when compared with the living, burning words of a man of eloquence; speech is natural to men. writing is artificial. , "In the present day there Is great need of men who have been thoroughly train ed in both intellect and will, whose de velopment of their moral side has kept pacs with the development of their rea sons; men who have been taught that reason and faith are harmonious snd that science and true religion may ever go hand in hand. There is great need for such men to be well trained In the art of speaking In order that, as members of our legislative, executive and civic bodies, they may expound the sound principles of liberty and justice in ef fective eloquence; that as ministers of the true gospel they may declare the great truths of morality and religion i from the pulpit; that as patriotic citl-| zens they may, when occasion offers, dis pel the ignorance and refute the errors i with which our modern civilization is beset. Art of Speaking Fostered. "So It is that Georgetown, through the I ^wisdom of thst great body of teachers t<r-^|hom its destinies have been so] safely confided, has ever cherished the teaching of eloquence; has ever fostered snd encouraged tho art of speaking.*' The following members of the Glee and Banjo Clubs rendered mus:cal and vocal selections: Messrs. Smith. Brosseau, Mc Namara. Rodriguez, Carroll, Schwinn Burke. McCann, McGrath, Burns', I<eedom. Devlin. Daly, Phillips and l.avalle. Thomas Walsh, an alumnus, recited an original poem written In honor of the occasion. Following the exercises, a smoker was given In the refectory, when Mr. Daley, who pres.ded, called for brief addresses from the distinguished members of the alumni, who responded. REPRIMAND FOR CAPTAIN. De Court Convicted on Charge of Writing Discourteous Letter. < aPt- Julian De Court of the Philippine Scouts recently was convicted by court martial convened at Manila, P. I., of the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline and sentenced to be reprimanded. MaJ. Gen Bell, commanding the Philippine Divi sion, approved the sentence of the court. In so doing he ?ald that the action of Capt. De Court in writing a "discourteous letter to another officer, was without military justification. J ??V Dt.Cour! was born ,n th* District or Columbia and was appointed first lieu tenant of the Philippine Scouts in Octo f*r' lwi. and captain in August, lWMJ. During the Spanish war he served as a private In Company E. 71st New York I ?]J*nt??r Infantry, and from April. 1SW. until he was commissioned In 1901 he served a* private, corporal and sergeant In the 13th United States Infantry. HURT AGAIN IN AUTO CRASH. Mia Recovering Prom Pint Accident a Victim in Second. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.. May <-Re f overlng from injuries received in sn automobile accident and taking his first outing In several weeks. Albert Murphy was last night fatally injured in a sim llsr smash-up. In both Instances the automobile in which he was riding col tided with a street car. In this la teat accident Murphy's wife had an arm broken, his sister's collar bone wan fractured and a brother was severely injured, c. B. Treece, a neigh bor. who took the party out for a spin, eecaped unhurt. TO TRACE MESSAGE 0 Marconi Manager Ready to Aid Senator Smith. NO REASON FOR MYSTERY Mr. Bottomley Wants to Find Cause of Delay in Transmission. TESTIMONY BY JACK BINNS Survivor Tells of Apparent Failure of Mechanism of Titanic's Water Tight Compartments. N1EW YORK. May 4?J. Bottomley, general manager of the American Mar coni Wireless Telegraph Company, ex pressed great surprise today that there should he any attempt to make a mys tery of a certain wireless message which J. Bruce Ismav sent to Vice President Franklin of the White Star line the morning of the Titanic disaster, and which took forty-eight hours to reach its destination Mr. Bottomley said that so far as the Marconi Company was concerned it stood ready at all times to render any assist ance within Its power, and that if Senator Smith would take the trouble to furnish him either the original or a copy of such a dispatch he w ould be very glad to trace it as speedily as possible and determine the reason for any delay in transmission. Tn eivine out the contents of Mr. is may's message to Mr. Franklin. Senator Smith stated yesterday that to trace the history of this mesaage and to And out exactlv where it was held up if it failed to reach this city Monday morning was the most Important task still ahead of his committee. He Intimated that he might find it necessary to call the wireless operators from ships In communicatlo with the Carpathla on the morning the wreck, and from the shore stations at Cape Race, Halifax and Sable Island This is the messase Senator Smith sa>s would have prevented the storm of pro test against the White Star line: ? Steamship Carpathia. At Sea April lo, 101J. -Islefrank. New York: "I deeply regret to advise you the Tl tanic sank this morning after coHision with an iceberg, resulting In serious loss ?[,siLnt-dFUrther Par,BRL?E"skAY." Time of Filing. "Mr Ismay.'' Senator Smith said, in formed me that he filed this message al most immediately after boarding the Carpathia. And that was the thing the people had a right to expect that he would do. From Its text you can see It was meant to be a hurried advance no tice He had not even taken time to fill in any details, but proposed that they should come later. Mr. Ismay hied this message between 4:30 and o:30 a.m. Mon d Senator Smith read the text of the dis natch from a bundle of messages of the Postal Telegraph Company. These he brought from a leather portfolio in whtch he^MPm"rk.b'ontolhr.e m??. of th. P?.TW cTmplny." V'^dneX it arrived here at 9 a.m., Wednesday, AThUerV' are several matters Senator Qmlth has gained a sudden interest In K"?c?r?tS the wlr.l?aa work at sea following the wreck. They were sug seated to him in a further examination of Jack Binns. the wireless operator whose work saved the lives of the Re public's passengers andcrew. Binnsde clared that the Carpathia had only a fourth-rate wireless outfit, capable of sending in actual practice much less than the distance claimed for it, and that the one sensible . thln* Carpathla's operator to have done Mon day morning was to relay all his mes sages to the steamship Califorpian, whose equipment was only a little less powerful than that of the Olympic, aboard which vessel Blnns said he had worked. Impressed by Testimony. The testimony of Binns, who spent over an hour with Senator Smith, im pressed him very deeply. "From what he tells me," said Senator Smith, after Binns had gone, "I begin to gather what at least is a plausible explanation of the delay to send messages out Monday morning." General Manager Melville E. Stone of the Associated Press was aisa questioned yesterday about the fake dispatches sent out on the Monday following the wreck. He named the Montreal Star as the source of one such message, the Dow Jones news ticker in this city as the source of three, and the Canadian Press, Limited, as the source of one. George A. Harder of Brooklyn, who with his wife, was one of those saved from the Titanic, testified concerning the apparent failure of the mechaaism of one of the ship's water-tight compart ments to work. Harder said that when he went down to his stateroom to get life belts he saw four or five members of the crew on "E" deck, on the starboard side, with wrenchos in their hands, one of whom was trying to turn a bolt in a plate in the floor marked "W T C," which Harder said he assumed meant water tight compartment. The witness said he heard one of the men say, "It's no use, this one won't work. I^et's try another." P. A. S. Franklin, vice president of the Jnternational Mercantile Marine Com pany. issued a statement yesterday after noon, in which he declared he had no authentic information that the Titanic had sunk until he received a wireless at 0:20 o'clock Monday evening, April 15. Mr. FranXlin also said he joined with the Senate Investigating committee in a de sire to sift reports to the contrary. SAYS COMPARTMENT DOORS OF TITANIC WERE NOT TESTED NEW YORK. May 4.?The American this morning prints the following: When the Titanic left the Belfast yard of llarland & Wolff, her builders, for her short run to Southampton, I where she was to enter Immediately Into the passenger service of the Whits Star line, her water-tight compartment I doors had never been tested Upon the highest authority the New York American has learned that the water-tight compartment doors were not working when the ship left South ampton, and that no attempt was made to test them on her maiden voyage to I this country, for fear they would stick. I On this same authority the American learned that all of the doors were open when the ship struck the iceberg, and I remained open until she sank. Harland & Wolff, It was learned, re monstrated with the owners of the ship. They were unwilling to turn the Titanic over for duty unfinished. They were finally prevailed upon to do so in order that the Titanic might leave on the date which had been advertised by the Whitu Star line. i No Lifeboat Drill. During her run from Belfast to Southampton, it was stated, no at I tempt was made to test the ship's I safety devices, her speed or bar sea I worthiness. Nor was there any life I boat drill or practice with the patented davits, to see if they were working properly and if the Titanic's crew un derstood their proper msnipulation. These are the reasons why Thomas I Andrews. Jr., who assisted in designing I and superintended the construction of I the Titanic, and was a member of the I hoard of directors of Harland & I Wolff and John Bradley Cumings, I another of the directors, sailed from I Southampton on the Titanic, and re I mained aboard her when she sank, \ WINNERS AND SCENES AT THE HORSE SHOW m wm. :a ?na-mfis Julian mperis| rjdlhq kinq qeorqp, And j>evisor> <^e^e.ral ajew Or The, ohcjvt wp mm 7J9-T* cm *s ? x 7-> ? ?. ? mmm The,. Jump i^mqlncrjjejjls anb^ttfc^et owned byfjhrmcnt farms without making any effort, even when importuned by friends to do bo, to Mrf Andrews and Mr. Cumings left the Belfast yards on the Titanic ac companied by twelve master mechanics and about forty more of Harland & Wolff's employes. Knowing that the Titanic was not completed, feeling a serious responsi bilitv. not less because of their firm s action in permitting the ship to sail unfinished as to vital safety appliances and other mechanical features. Mr. Andrews and his co-director insisted that fifty of the best mechanics in the yards be sent with them on the "shak ing down" trip of the Titanic. four bodies seen from ship. Tank Steamer Reports Passing Through Much Wreckage. NEW YORK. May 4.?The bodies of three men and a woman, believed to be victims of the Titanic disaster, were passed April 29 by the tank steamship Oilfield, from Shields, in latitude 41.18, longitude 49.09, and a quantity of wreck age was also seen near the same spot, according to officers of the vessel, which reached New York today. The officers said that the bodies were in life belts and were seen close alongside the vessel. The wreckage, they say, consisted prinfcipally of chairs, life belts, small boards painted white and room fittings. The steamer passed through the wreckage from 4 o'clock In the after noon until darkness. EXPECTS TO GET TESTIMONY. Attorney for Mrs. Robins, Suing Ti tanic Owners, Files Libel in N. Y. Benjamin Micou has just returned from New York, wh*re he filed a libel against the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company for $50,000 damages on behalf of Mrs. Louise Robins, widow of Victor Robins, and others Interested with her, for the loss of life of her husband In the Ti tanic disaster. "At our instance Wednesday a commis sion to take testimony, similar to the one Judge Gould issued here Monday night, was issued in this cause in New York from the United States district court there," Mr. Micou said. "Under that commission no subpoenas were served at this time upon the witnesses and no ef forts made to detain them, fcut yesterday we filed our 1'hel, and do not anticipate that we will fail to get the testimony needed." MAN AND BRIDE FOUND DEAD. Poison May Have Dropped Into Cooking Utensils. CHICAGO, May 4.?Charles J. Renshaw and his bride of ten weeks last night were found dead in their cottage, on Wil i co* avenue, into which they had just moved. Investigation has so far failed | to reveal the cause of the deaths. . The couple, according to friends, had J carefully selected their furniture and bad I arranged it in the manner planned since the day of their marriage. it was first thought they had been ? asphyxiated by a gas heater, and later accidental poisoning was suspected. Two coffee cups partially filled were found on the dining table, and it was thought that i in moving the Renshaws had accidentally dropped poison among their cooking utensils. ,, The Renshaws are said to have appeared 1 happy, and the theory of suicide is scouted by their friends. They appeared to have been dead for at least twenty four hours. ACTIVITY OF THE SHRINERS. | Los Angeles Nobles Making Plans for Imperial Comkzx Session. LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 4.?Shrlners* I week began here today, although there was no session of Imperial Council, An cient Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, which is to convene in annual session here Monday. The day was given over to the reception and entertainment of arriv ing guests. | Forty-five special trains, bringing thou I sands of visitors from points east, north and south, were due to arrive today and Sunday, and when Monday comes it la expected most of the delegations will be comfortably housed for the week of fes tivity. Delegations due today by special trains were from Oklahoma City, Balti more. Washington. 1>. C.; Pittsburgh, In dianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. By Sunday night all of the delegations coming by special train will be here ex cept the special from New Orleans con veying Jesusalem Temple, which is sched | uled to arrive Monday. James W. Thomas, president of the board of school commissioners, of Al legany county. Md., has issued a lengthy attack on Gov. Wood row Wilson, claim ing that he is not deserving of. suport l of Marylanders because he practically ignored Maryland in his history. GLASSED WITH BEST High-Grade Horses in Com petition for Honors. PREMIUM WINNERS TODAY Thoroughbred Roadsters on Ex hibition in Principal Event. PROFUSION OF BLUE RIBBONS Closing Program This Afternoon In cludes the Cavalry Horses and *" 'i 1 . , .* Fours-in-Hand. Eight thoroughbred roadsters, including some of the world's most famous horse* of that type, competed In the principal event arranged for this morning's ses sion of the Natic^ial Capital Horse Show, l^th and D streets northwest, the blue ribbon going to E. T. Stoteebury'a bay mare Ruby. The King, owned by Miss Lula Long of Kansas City, a London. England winner, and which captured first yesterday In the class for model harness horses, was awarded second honors. Other horses that competed in the event were Lord Channing Boy, owned by Melvln C. Hazen; Boscobel, J. O. Gheen; Lozano, H. L. Pierce; Harvest Hall, Dr. J. E. Sansbury; Koroni, M. Morals, and Norcata, E. T. Stotesbury. The crowd at this morning's session was almost as large as that which wit nessed the afternoon programs of the first three days of the show. Indica tions are that the closing events this afternoon will attract a record-breaking attendance. ?* Horning Events. The Various events of the morning were run off according to schedule. Spirited competition marked all of the classes and the interest of the spectators was kept at a high pitch. In class 62, the opening event, for horses suitable for hunters, High Ball, owned by the Ashleigh farms, won first, second honors going to Dickens, owned by H. L. Collins. ? There were eleven entries In the class for saddle ponies, King Arthur, the prop erty of Col. R M. Thompson, president of the association, being awarded first prise. One of the best events was for pairs of horses 16.2 hands and under. Ringing 1 Bells and Chatterbox, entered by Senator1 Watson of West Virginia, won first In this event. The red went to Warwick Princess and Warwick Queen, the H. L. Pierce entries. Class 50, for lightweight hunters, brought out sixteen entries, Algoma, en tered by W. R. Abell, winning first and Keswick, owned by Julian Morris of Keswick, Va., second. Virginia Horses First agd Second. Golden Taft and Lee Roy .both entered by H. W. Herring & Son of Nokesville, Va., won first and second, respectively, In the class for jumpers not over three years old. The model saddle horse class was won by Miss H. D. Atterbury's Patricia, The best program of the four-days meet will mark the closing of the show this afternoon. The events arranged are for sporting tandem, hunt teams, cavalry horses, pairs of saddle horses, ladies' phaeton horses, three-year-old chargers, combination horses, four-ln-hand ladies' saddle horses. Corinthian hunters saddle chatpplonsbip, single championship, la dles' hunters, bunting championships, pair championships and high jumps. Today's Winners. Today's winners follow: Class 62?Horses suitable for hunters High Ball, Ashleigh Farms, first: Dick ens, H. L. Oollins, second: Duhallow, Julian Morris, third; Horace, Glenora Stock Farm, fourth. Class 44?Saddle ponies?King Arthur, R. M. Thompson, first; Merry lass, R. Penn Smith, second; Sir Roger, Miss Laura Merriam, third; Virginia, H. S. L.e gare, fourth. Class 31?Model saddle horses?Pa tricia, Miss H. D. Atterbury. Class 42?Artillery horses?Ord, Bat tery D, third; F. A., first; Grimes, Bat tery F, Third; F. A., second. Class 24?Roadsters?Ruby, E. T. Stotesbury, first; The King, Miss Loula Long, second; Losana, H. L. Pierce, third; Boscobel, J. O. Gheen, fourth. ? Class ft?Pairs 15.2 hands and under Ringing Bells and Chatterbox, Fairmont farms.--first; Warrick Princess and W*r (Continued on Eighth Page.). ' ? (Continued From First Page.) that the democrats are making some amazing rules to further their legislation. "We now have a rule before us which abrogates & standing rule of the House and prevents a point of order against a bill of 135 pages, which may have all sorts of objectionable features." He said the rules of the democratic House ought to be repealed entirely. "The whole county," he declared, "will rise up against that provision for reclass ifying the civir service, and against that inhuman proposal to throw out on the world all clerks of sixty-five years of age or over." Representative Mann of Illinois also at tacked the gag. "It makes in order an appropriation not authorized by law. It also makes in order all sorts of new propositions; and gives the democrats a chance to dodge a roll-call vote," he said. "By this rule you show cowardice and that you are afraid to go on record on 1 the propositions of your bill. Representative Johnson of South Car olina, author of the bill, said in reply: "The committee proposes to strike out sixty-flve years and make people in classified service eligible as long as they are able to do good work. We are trying to do something?not in a cowardly way. We are willing to | strike out the 1914 provision and insert 1917 as the date for the ending of pres ent appointments, so that two presi dential elections shall have passed. "I don't care how long the office tenure is, five years or ten, but there Is no authority for a life term." (Tke rep?rt of yesterday afteraooa'a proceedings are prlate* la aaother column of Tko Star.) BUFORD TO TAKE FOREIGNERS. Instructions Sent to the American Transport. SAX FRANCHSCO, May 4.-It was learned here today from an unofficial source that the War Department has ordered the army transport Buford to take aboard not only Americans on the west coast of ^uexlco, but British and Spanish subjects as well. This order is said to have been sent by wireless to the Buford from the Mare Island navy yard yesterday. The city commissioners of Cumberland, Md., have completed work on the city levy, and fixed the tax rate for the year at 77 cents #on each $100 of assessable property and 15 cents on each $100 of securities. The taxable basis is $15, 475,211, and the securities amount to $125,311.58. i BUILDING PERMITS. ?? <' The following building permits were Is sued today: To Harry Ward man, to build a flve story apartment house at 1401 Fairmont street; architects, F. R. White & Co.; builder, Harry Wardman; estimated cost, *250,000. To E. A. Martin, to build three-story dwellings at 1805 to 1821 Kenyon street, 3208 to 3206 19th street; 3201 19th street and 3207 19th street northwest; architect, John Down; builder, J. H. Nolan; es timated cost, $65,000. To D. J. Dunigan, to build dwellings from 761 to 765 Fairmont street; builder, D. J. Dunigan; estimated cost. $12,000. To William H. T. Yingling, to build dwellings at 4901-03 V street northwest; architect, Frank Murphy: builder, James Hall: estimated cost. $6,000. ? To George C. Hough, to build dwellings from 921 to 927 Ingraham street; archi tect, V. A. Hubbard; builder, George C. Hough: estimated cost, $10,000. To John Nuttall, to build frame dwell ings at 1515 23d street southeast; archi tect, Robert Davis: builder, John Nuttall; estimated cost, $2,000. To W. A. Kelsey, to build store at No. 3922 Newark street: architects, Kendall A Smith; builder, R. P. Whltty: esti mated cost, $6,500. To J. D. Dunigan, to repair dwellings from No. 601 to 509 Randolph street and No. 3910 5th street in Petworth; archi tect, N. R. Grimm: builder, D. J. Duni gan; estimated cost, $18,000. To E. C. Brainerd, to repair store and office building at 1215 Connecticut ave nue; architect, Appleton P. Clark, jr.; builder, John H. Nolan; estimated cost, $11,000. To F. W. Fowler, to repair dwelling at 1312 Irving street; contractor, George C. Hough; estimated cost, $300. Loose Window Sills. From the New York Sua. A little boy who was looking at a new brick house the other day told his father that they had forgotten to fasten the win dow sills down, as there was no mortar under any of them. The reason that the window sills in a brick wan are left without any mortar under them Is to prevent them from being broken In two at the middle. As all houses settle a little after they are first built, the piers at the side of the windows would press the ends of the window sills down, and if the middle was held up by bricks and mortar the sill would break In two. It Is sometimes a very difficult thing to avoid this tendency of the settling to crack stone sills or plinths some time aft er the building Is finished. If you ever go to the Library of Congress at Washington and look at the plinths under the beautiful Corinthian columns of white marble In the main entrance hall you will see that most of them have been cracked In that way, and It waa Impossible to take them out and put In plinth and base in one piece without taking down the whole building. ? IN NEARLY EVERY HOME The Star is the one paper in Washington in nearly every home and the only paper in thousands of homes. The regular carrier delivery circulation of The Star, both daily and Sunday, is greater by many thousands than that of any other Washington news paper. The bona fide circulation of The Evening Star with but one edition daily is more than 20,000 in ex cess of its nearest competitor. STATEMENT. 1912. Saturday, April 27 65,800 Sunday, April 28 53.782 Monday, April 29 66,720 Tuesday, April 30 66,264 Wednesday,May 1 68,163 Thursday, May 2 65,696 Friday, May 3 65,288 1911. April 29 58,858 April 30 47,412 May 1 ..58,408 May 2 59,392 May 3 59.039 May 4 58,713 May 5.?????????..58,395 AFFIDAVIT. I solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR circulated during the seven days ended May 3. 1012?that is, the number of copies actually sold, deliverer, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bon ? tide purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies counted are not returnable to or do not remain in the office unsold, except in the case of papers sent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold papers have net yet been received. FLEMING NEWBOLD, h Business Manager, it The Evening Star Newspaper Company. District of Columbia, ss.: Subscribed and sworn to before me this fourth day of May, AD. 1012. W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG. (Seal-) Notary Public. L New York Suffragists, 15,000 Strong, March Today. CAVALRYWOMEN TO LEAD Event Will Be Host Unusual in City's History. MBS. BELMONT Iff LINE Will Wear Suit "Three Years Old" Not to Embarrass Shop Girls. NEW YORK, May 4.?The weather man provided a warm aun and a cloudless sky today for the biggest woman's suffrage demonstration in the history of New York city. For nearly a year prepara tions for the great parade have been under way and there is little for Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch and her assistants to do today, except to marshal the vari ous divisions of their forces for the big parade at 5 o'clock and the mass meet ing in Carnegie Hail at 6. The 15,000 women?and men, too?who have asked for places In the parade re ceived a last word of exhortation from Mrs. Blatch this morning. "Remember," she said, through a printed card with which each would-be parader was provided, "you march for the mightiest reform the world has ever seen. The orderly appearance of our procession depends upon each individual marcher. The procession will start at 5 o'clock, and not one minute later. Re member the public will judge, quite illogi cally, of course, but not less strictly, your qualification as a voter by your prompt ness." Boosevelt Not to Lead. The men marchers, a host which Mrs. Blatch thought might reach 3,000 in num ber, are disappointed to learn that Col. Roosevelt had declined the invitation to lead their division. The colonel ex plained that he had several important en gagements in Maryland and therefore would not be able to accept. Ills place will be taken by R. C. Beadle, secretary of the Men's .League for Woman's Suf frage. ?? Th% program of the parade, which will be about three and one-half miles, pro vides for a procession made up of eleven divisions, led by an equestrienne squad of 100 riders, a band and a company of out door suffragette orators, each carrying her little green platform slung like a knapsack across her shoulder One of the most unusual features of the great demonstration will be Miss Annie Tinker's squad of suffragette cavalry women, booted and spurred. In the squad will be several leaders in the suffrage movement, among them Miss Inez Milholland, Miss Mabel Lee, Mrs. William Bracher and Mrs. Richard A. Chisholm. . The headdress of the vote-seekers in the cavalcade will not be of the thirty-nine-cent kind worn by all others, but will be composed of three-cornered black straw, with tri colored cockade in purple, green and white, the cost being about 59 cents. Mrs. Belmont's Squad. The eleventh division, bringing up the rear of the parade, has been assigned to Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont's organization of department store clerks, preceded by the newly organized baby-carriage brigade. In order that Mrs. Belmont's followers might feel no hesitation at appearing in their workaday clothes she announced that she would wear a white suit, "three years old." and one of the thlrty-nlne cent parade hats, which were officially se lected by the suffrage leaders a few weeks ago. The tenth division, which comprised the regular members of the woman's suf frage party, have hired a dozen bands for their section of the parade, and have provided each member with a yellow pennant and a tiny yellow electric torch. COMMITTEE TO ACT. Resolution Provides for Probe of - Magdalena Bay Report. An investigation to determine whether or not Japanese Interests have acquired and on Magdalena bay is provided for in a resolution offered to the House yes terday by Representative Raker of Cal ifornia. The committee on foreign affairs, of which Representative Sulzer of New York Is chairman, is direeted to carry on the investigation- The resolu tion was sent to the committee on rules. TO JOIN SWATTERS' % +0 Brent School Children to Aid on - Large Scale. j OTHERS WATCH CRUSAflU Large Army of Fly Campaigner* 9* pected During Summer. MANY BOXES Ayp USED First Supply Nearly Exhausted and Number of Insects Killed Increases. Children of the Brent School are In terested In The Star's anti-fly campaign and are preparing to participate In It on a big scale, according to Information that h*a reached Dr. Man-ay. supervisor4of the campaign. Encouraged by their success In the cleaa-ui>.at-home crusade, and realising that thf eradication of filth Is the first step In the direction of a ftyless city, school children generally are following the progress of the campaign, and It i? likely that many of them will enlist In it before the end of May. The campaign Is to continue five months, with prizes to be awarded at the end of each month to the participants who kill the greatest number of the winged disease-carr/crs. It is the belief of Dr. Murray that the number of competitors will increase each month and that such a large army will be In tho field against the fly before the end of summer that fewer pests will be In existence by that time than ever before In the history of the capital. Box Stations Busy. The Associated Charities stations, where boxes in which the flies are to be delivered to the campaign headquarters may be secured Saturday mornings, were scenes of activity today. Applications for boxes were received at all of them. Many children who could not call at th? municipal building for boxes during the week waited until today to obtain them from the charlt'es stations. The first lot of 1,000 boxes, donated by the George P. Killian Company, is almost exhausted. Dr. Murray today received from the Fidelity Storage Company a large quan tity of fly "swatters, which will be dis tributed free to all children who ajpply for them. The "swatters" were donated to the campaign. Dr. Murray expects to have on hand within a couple of weeks a large number of "swat the fly" buttons, which also will be given to the competi tors. Scores Are Olose. There was a considerable Increase in the number of boxes of flies delivered to the campaign headquarters in the munici pal building, yesterday, while more ap plication for boxes were received than on any day since the campaign began. The scores of many of the contestants are close. Prises will be awarded May 16 to chil dren who submit the best essays on the fly. The essays must be mailed to the anti-fly campaign editor of The Star They will be considered by a committee of health department representatives and school officials, the personnel of which trill be announced later. ON THEUOTUND IN MARYLAND FIGHT e _ (Continued Prom First Page.) average man on the one hand and, on the other the men who wished to ad vance their own interests, either po litically or otherwise, at the expenss ef the people. I do not mean that all the men against us are bad men. "There are multitudes of well-meaning men against us who have not waked up to the issue. Opposed by "Crooks." "Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Every crooked politiclah of every party Is against ua Tho crooked politician In the democratic party is against us. There are two reasons for that: In the first place the crook in the democratic party naturally feels akin to the crook in the republican party, who is against us. Fundamentally their In terests are the same. In the second place the crook in the democratic party feels that If we are beaten It would be easier for him to win in the election." Col. Roosevelt's first speech today was made in Westminster. eH talked from a platform erected near the railroad sta tion. "The silk stockings for the most part are against us In this fight," said Col. Roosevelt. "They ought not to be, for we won't hurt them. They are In a curi ous alliance with the bosses. We saw this at its height In Massachusetts. Wants Big Majority. "I am now in that part of Maryland where we count upon a republican major ity. People told me not to come up here, because we would get the delegates any way. But I don't want just enough votes to elect delegatea I want you to vote with us four or live to one, and I think you'll do It. "Think of what we did in Pennsylvania. There it was a straight Une-up between the people and the bosses. We won and the effect of the victory was felt all over the United States. If Maryland falls us the effect will be to dishearten those who stand with us everywhere. "Our opponents know how to manipu late the returns Tou watch them care fully. They are the people who do the bribing. Sfe to It that you don't let our opponents win by trickery. "I don't think that there 1s any one on our side who will give a bribe, tout if you find any such a one, I want you to try to put him In the penitentiary and I will help you." VOTING TODAY IN TEXA& Presidential Preferences to Be Ex pressed This Afternoon and Tonight. DALLAS, Tex., May 4.?Texas voters today will express their choices for presi dential candidates, both republican and democratic. Both parties will have pre cinct conventions in each of the did ooun* ? ties of the state this afternoon and to night to name the delegates who will de termine the complexion of the later county and state conventions. The Texas campaign has been quiet Candidates mentioned were President Taft and Col. Roosevelt for the republi can nomination and for the democratic laurels Gov. Harmon and Gov. Wilson and Champ Clark. The Clark campaign came Into the open only a few days age, much later than the other campaigns. Both the Harmon and the Wilson lead ers today predicted victory in this after noon's conventions. The Harmon men made the stronger claims. Capt. William H. Kable, principal of the Staunton Military Academy, died Fri day. aged seventy-four years. Capt. Kable was president of the Staunton board of aldermen and a Confederate veteran. He will be burled with full military honors by the corps of cadets of the academy . _ . . . .