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Maryland Primary Campaign Closed Last Night. TAFT CONSIDERED WINNER President's Supporters Declare He Will Cany the State. SPEAKER CLASS IS STRONG Believed to Be Choice' of Democrats for Voting Tomorrow?Preston for Second Place. Sr^wcial f7vrrr*?jw?ii'k>nr?> of Tlx* Star. BALTIMORE. Md.. .May t. 1!>12. The greatest political primary fight in Maryland closed tonight. During the past week four of the leading aspirants for the presidency of the United States have visited the city and addressed large audi ences from the stage of the Lyric. It has l>ecn a great tight between Roosevelt and Taft. and an equally spirited contest be tween Clark. Wilson and Harmon. The republican party Is split into two camps, each predicting victory Monday next The democratic hosts are divided in three sec tions, and the adherents of each candi date profess to be absolutely confident j of success when the ballots shall have! been counted. Viewed from an unbiased standpoint, i thf indications point to a mighty close re sult as between Taft and Roosevelt, with the chances just a shade in favor of the President. For some reason or another the former President has never bejn a popular man in Baltimore, while Taft has a number of personal friends who wield tremendous Influence politically. In the western part of the state Roosevelt \Vill run strong, and there is little doubt that he will carry the sixth district. The eastern shore looks pretty safe for the President, who will also probably carry southern Maryland. In the north end of the state It will be nip and tuck between Roosevelt and Taft. ('lark looks tonight like an easy win ner in Baltimore city, two districts at least being conceded to the Speaker. Wil son and Harmon both have large follow Ings in the other two districts, but the Clark men claim the best the Ohio and New Jersey governors can do will be to spilt the silk-stocking and independent dtmoffatlc vote, while Clark, they as sert. wITl get the full regular vote and carry the four legislative districts. Great Interest in Contest. The primary contests have aroused the Ki?>atest interest in years, both men and women here discussing the chances of the several candidates, and even school kid dies proudly wearing buttons of the can didates and ready to "betcha" on their favorites. So great has become the In terest that even the cloth is taking no tice. and several sermons have been preached 011 the duties of good citizens In relation to politics. Chairman Catrlngton of the Roosevelt forces tonight expressed himself as cer tain that the former President will sweep the state Monday. Other leaders ex press the same confidence In the colonel s anility to wiri. and assert that his swing through Maryland yesterday and today and his speeches in Baltimore last night have made him thousands of votes. In short,-they claim it is all over except the counting of the votes and the shouting. The Taft leaders assert that the flght is won and that the President will have the Maryland delegation. The President's vi' tory in Mas?achusetts had ft tremen dous effect In steadying his forces here, and in consequence the counties in the llrst and fifth congressional districts are ?onfidently claimed. Predicts Taft Victory. An astute student of the political game, who came within a hundred votes of predicting Gov. Goldsborough's plurality last fall, said that Taft will win hands down. He said that in addition to the counties in the first and fifth districts, which would send fifty-seven delegates to the state convention. Taft will also carry Montgomery county with its five delegates and Carroll county with five, which would give him sixty-seven votes and control of the convention. Regarding the city, he said: '"I have no hesitation in saying that the President will carry more than two-thirds #f the wards." Mayor Preston, who is leading the flght for Champ C!ark. is optimistic and says v'ctory for the Mi?sourlan is assured. The vice presidential boom for the major is ?rowing and his lieutenants assert that Clark and Preston will be the ticket named in this city next month. They < 'aim that the Maryland candidate for the vice presidency is so far In the lead cow. in the event of Clark's nomination. # tl.'at it would be Impossible to beat the trayor on the floor of the convention. It is a fact that the mayor's friends have been hard at work In the states of the south and west and middle At'antic ?.?id that a surprise Is in store for those who were not inclined to take seriously ??? first the mayor's vice presidential boom. PISTOLS FOE mLITIA. Government Will Begin Furnishing Supply About December. T!:e present rate of delivery of auto matic forty-five-ca'lber pistols, model of 1!'11. indicates that the ordnance depart ment of the army will be able to begin to supply these pistols In quantities to the organized militia about December, 1912. Jn the meantime the ordnance depart ment can supply to each state not to ex ceed twenty pistols, with extra maga *ines, v>lsters and ammunition, charging them to the quota of the state through the division of militia affairs, or the pistols, holster and ammunition can be wold to the several states by the ordnance department for cash, under the provi sion of law. The price of t'ue pistol will be $14.7.>, holster SI. *5. i>all cartridge for automa tic pistol pni thousand, and the j?rice of the slide for carrying the holater on the officer's leather saber belt prob ably X* cents. A leather pocket to carry extra magazine and web pockets to be worn on the field oelt and web field belt are being designed by the ordnance de partment. FAVORS HAY BILL Secretary of War for Life-Saving Apparatus on Transports. The Secretary of War is heartily in favor of the Hay bill, which would ap propriate with which to equip all army transports with adequate Ilfe-sav ing apparatus, including lifeboats or rafts sufficient for all on board. A survey of these vessels shows that they do not be gin to carry sufficient boats or rafts to provide for their human complements and to insure safety the number must be greatly augmented, or else the num ber of passengers carried must be ma terially reduced. The number of passengers carried on these transports since the establishment of the service In 1808 aggregates 810.000, exclusive of this year. It Is the belief of the Secretary of War that any un necessary risk on the part of the gov* eminent is unpardonable, especially now that the sinking of the Titanic has served to call attention to the Inadequacy of the present equipment. . . It matters little what it is that you want? whether a situation or a servant want ad in The Star will reach the person who will fljl your need. Search Being Made for Girl Who Escaped Asylum. EXPECT GOOD FRUIT CROP Peaches and Apples Will Be Plenti ful in Virginia. RELEASE HOMING PIGEONS Crates Sent to Winchester by Washingtonians?Vote Down Road Loan. fe'lH-eial Correspondence of Tk? Star. WINCHESTER. Va.. May 4. 1912. Relatives in Frederick and Clarke coun ties have been searching in vain for the past we'ek to locate Miss Virginia Kitchen, daughter of the late John Newton Kitchen of this 'county, who made her escape from Bayview Asylum, near Bal timore. a week ago by lowering herself forty feet with a blanket rope and then scaling a fifteen-foot fence. Miss Kitchen was fonnd last week in Baltimore by her brother. Ernest B. Kitchen of White Post, and he had her arrested as a va grant. She was sent to Bayview for ob servation, and during the second right of her stay she managed to escape. Miss Kitchen was left the bulk of her father's estate, but other members of the family' contested the will on the ground that Mr. Kitchen was not of sound and dis posing mind. The court ordered a sale of the estate, but Misa Kitchen's rights were amply protected, a committee being appointed to manage her affairs. At one time she was an inmate of the Staunton asylum, and was at home on a furlough when her father died. Since then she has been going from place to place. At one time deputy sheriffs chased her for miles over the western and eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge mountains in Clarke and Loudoun counties, but she managed to elude them. ? Another attempt will be made Monday in the Warren county circuit court at Front Royal to try the case of the com monwealth against Wilmer Welflev, former manager of the old Front Roval Milling Company, who is charged in in dictments with the misappropriation of funds and the securing of loans from hanks on fraudulent bills of lading. For nearly a year and a half the case has been called, and has been tried on several occasions, qnly to result in hung juries. Judge Harrison recently ordered a venire of twenty-five men from Rockingham county, and they have been recognised to appear in court at Front Royal Mondav morning. In spite of many forecasts made during the late winter and early spring that the nevere weather of January had killed* ail the peaches and injured thousands of ap ple trees, there is every indication of a large crop of fruit of various kinds being gathered in the Virginia valley this sum mer and fall. It is estimated that Fred erick county will produce in the neigh borhood of 275,000 barrels of apples this year. The early peaches will be short, but late peaches promise to be plentiful. Cherries, plums, pears and similar fruits will be above the average. I 'Militia Goes to Camp. The officers and men of Company I, 2d Virginia Regiment, left Winchester this afternoon for m. week-end encamp ment at Rose Hill farm, the hoipe of M. II. Reardon. near White Post, Clarke c<*inty, Va. Mr. Reardon, who is the father of Cavt. James P. Reardon of Company I. killed severel lambs, a calf and a larpe number .of young chickens, and has provided many other delicacies for the soldiers while they are his guests. The encampment will last over Sunday and drills and Held maneuvers will be hold. Joseph Eberly. eighty-eight years old, who was thought to have died in Har risonburg during the civil war from a bullet wound, and who was about to be placed in a coffin when he raised up upon hearing a church bell toll and asked who had passed away, lived until a few days ago. when he actually died at his home at Strasburg. He was a Confederate veteran. i Tiring of the job of scraping streets with a hoe and with a ball and chain locked to his ankle. David Shiffiett, a member of the Harrisonburg chain gang, j took leave this week, and made for the mountains before the foreman knew what had happened. In some unknown manner Shiffiett wrenched the ball and chain from his ankle. Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Rebecca Carskadon, laughter of Mr. and Mrs. ' Isaac P. narskadoq* of Headsville, W. Va., to Rev. A. "A. P. Neel. pastor of the Southern Methodist Church at Spring field. Hampshire -county, that state, which is to take place at the home of the bride May 16. Warrants authorising the organiza tion of another military company, to be attached to the 2d Virginia Regi ment. have been Issued for Strasburg, Shenandoah county. The new company, which will be known as Company L, has already enlisted more than sixty men. Capt. T. M. Borum hfs been the moving spirit in the organization of the command. Cottages Wrecked by Storm. A number of Washington people who have cottages at Skyland, Page county, had their properties damaged by a recent windstorm, which tore off several cottage ?nd porch roofs. Repairs are now being made. While taking a horse to pasture on a farm in Rockingham county this week, Otis Rhoran. a lad eleven years old. was kicked by the animal, and although his skull was severely fractured he walked !*J0 yards to the house and *told what had happened. Then he became uncon scious. Later In the day surgeons re moved all the small pieces of crushed bone, and the boy Is expected to recover. While in Kentucky recently Capt. Casper H. Conrad, jr., in charge of the remount station at Front Royal, bought 100 thoroughbred horses for the army md sent eighteen to Fort Clark, Tex., while nearly all the others were brought to the Front Royal station and placed in pasture. Capt. Conrad has been in various sections of the Virginia valley this week buying horses. The West Virginia political interests which recently bought the Martinsburg Evening World have also got control of tli#; weekly Statesman-Democrat of that city, and it is said the papers will be consolidated and published as a political organ. Charles E. Bell, for many years post master at White Hall, Frederick county, who served In the 2d Virginia Regiment, Stonewall Brigade, during the civil war, died at the age of sixty-nine years this week at the home of his brother-in-law, A. O. Rudolph. He is survived by his second wife, one daughter and one brother. While assisting in dragging logs to a sawmill with a traction engine. William Payne, sr.. a resident of Ridgeway, Berke ley county, was seriously injured a day or two ago. when a log rolled down, in flicting a severe gash In his head and causing other Injuries. The accident oc curred at the same spot where two other j men have been injured within the past two months. Officla.1 orders have been Issued govern ing the personnel and detail of the camp of instruction for Infantry officers of the state, which is to be held In the western suburbs or -Winchester during the week of May 20-25. BMg. Gen. C. C. Vaughan. jr.. will command the camp. Officers will waive all questions of rank and will par ticipate in all matters of instruction on equal footing. About twenty-live United States Army officers will be In attendance during the week to assist in tire work of Instruction. To obtain the indorsement of the pur poses of the National Citizens' League and addltioap to membership in Win chester. which is working for certain hanking reforms, an address was deliv ered before .the annual meeting of the HOUSE & HERRMANN Seventh & Eye Streets HOUSE & HERRMANN Seventh & Eye Streets HOUSE & HERRMANN Just the thing for the jardiniere. Strongly .made and of graceful pattern. Solid oak: well finished. Worth 75c 48c Exactly as Illustrated Jardiniere Specials Choice of a variety of shapes and colorings. 25c size, 12c 40c size, 19c 75c size, 39c A business can only climb to leadership on the integrity of its merchandise and the broadness of its policy. 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Worth $15 $10.50 Comfortable Porch Rocker Plain White Sets $12 Domestic China, in rosebud and gold $6.60 $8.75 $10.90 $13.25 ? ? ? ? * ? ? i ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? t ? ? ? ? ? ? ? t t (Exactly as Illustrated.) Of generous size, and with frame of selected maple. carefully finished. Broad arms and double-woven seat. High back. It's made for use, and will stand outdoor exposure. Worth $2.50 $1.60 Special Dinner Sets. $15 Imported English Semi-porcelain Sets $1S Domestic China. in Light Green and Gold.'. $24 English Royal Vitreous Sets, of two shapes and three d?f ^ wg decorations ^7i / ./ u $.12 English China, in pa new vine design AAAAAA AAA Business Men's Association Thursday night by William K. (.'arson of Rlverton. president of the Virginia branch. Mr. Carson stated that the campaign for banking reform had been carried into forty-four states, and that the member ship of the league is rapidly increasing. y Change Dedication Date. A letter received here yesterday from Boston states that Gov. Foss and other prominent Massachusetts officials will be unable to leave Boston to dedicate a monument to the memory of the soldiers of the 34th Massachusetts Regiment in the National cemetery here May 20. and that a date in June will be fixed in the near future. Gov. Foss and party will spend several days on the Shenandoah valley battlefields when they come here, and some time will also be spent in Washington. Several large crates containing homing pigeons were ser.t from Washington to Winchester this week and liberated by Luther Gore and Marvin Barley of the I'nited States Express Company. The first lot was sent by W. F. Dismer and the second by F. S. Hunt. As soon as they were liberated, all the birds circled above for a moment or two and then made a bee line eastward for Washing ton. reaching the capital in less than two lours. It is expected that more trials will be held if the weather continues clear. Believing that $),000,00*) was too tnijeh to appropriate at one time for the build ing of new roads and the upkeep of pres ent highways, the voters of Augusta county this week downed by 472 majority the proposition to float bonds to that amount. It was the intention to make the appropriation cover a period of a number of years. The people are in favor of good roads, they say. but do not approve of authorising the spending so much money at this tiree. Road im provements in Augusta, however, will continue as heretofore. Rev. William Peters, a widely known German Baptist minister of Page county, who lias had a coffin In his house for years in anticipation of his death, has had the receptacle for the dead placed in an outhouse, and has substituted it with a bride, who was formerly Mrs. Mary Flinn. and who, incidentally, is many yaars younger than Rev. Mr. Peters, Whose age Is eighty-three years. In addition to bring actively engaged ] in the ministry. Rev. Mr. Peters lias also been very successful i as a fruit grower, and is wealthy. Miss Florence E. Myers has qualified as administratrix of the estate of her brother, the late William Myers, a civil engineer, who died here recently of typhoid fever. She gave bond in the sum of $20,000. Rev. and Mrs. J. George Graichen. formerly of Waynesboro, Va.t who have been in Winchester for several months with the former's brother, ex-Mayor W. C. Graichen. have gone to ?Morris town. Tenn., where Rev. Mr. Graichen will become pastor of a Lutheran church. He resigned at Waynesboro about a year ago on account of his health, which has since improved. With a raise in salaries comes ad ditional work for the members of the Winchester police force. The common council recently decided to give them $5 more a month, and the board of health this week abolished the office of sanitary inspector and ordered the police to make inspections in the future, and also to fumigate houses in which there may be cases of contagious dis ease. Henry Baetjer, a wealthy Winchester merchant, and father of Dr Harry Baetjer of Baltimore president of the American X-ray Association, suffered a severe stroke of paralysis early this week, and although his condition is serious, there lias been some improve ment during the past day or two. Sales of Vessel Property. Sales of vessel property, made in the past week, were recorded In the custom house at Baltimore as follows: Schooner Bettic A. Goodman, fourteen tons, from Edward Rowland to Jerome S. Jones: $5. Power yacht Nuska. fourteen tons,- from Carlton S. Slagle to Washington I. Tut tle, sr.; S3. . Schooner James R. Teal, sixty-six tons, from Margaret A. Davis, C. Kirby and others to E. Xey Dodson; 95. One-half of schooner Edwin C.. seventy five tons, from R. H. Farlnholt to W. W. Jarrett;' Sloop Daisy M. Tall, nine tons, from Ivy L. Leonard, one-half each to George K. Harrison and William P. Brandon; |5. FAVOR JREE VOTE Wilson Men in Virginia Not for Instructed Delegates. TWO OUT FOR GOVERNOR , ? Henry C. Stuart and Harry St. George Tucker Candidates. RICHMOND. Va., May -C.?Supporters of Clow Woodrow Wilson have declared within the last few days that they have not exi)ccted and will not ask that the delegation from the state of Virginia shall be instructed for him when it is selected at Norfolk, May ^3. They say that they have advised rio other course and l.aw no other suggestion than that the convention 3hould adopt a ' pref erential resolution," expressing what they dcclare to be the sentiments of the people of Virginia as favoiable to the former Virginian, and they declare that they have not the least doubt that such a course, will be pursued. So far. how ever, the delegations chosen to the Nor folk convention in various parts of the state have not been instructed for or against any candidate with any degree of unanimity. Custom has been in Virginia for years to send both the United States senators to the national democratic convention, giving the other places to the governor and some other distinguished person. This year it will probably be Gov. Mann, Senators Martin and Swanson and Rep resentative Fle>od of the tenth district. * It is a year before the nomination of a candidate for governor of Virginia will be made, but there are conditions which may arise which will cause a stir in the Old Dominion not a little. The avowed candidacy of Henry C. - Stuart for the nomination may fall, simply because of the fact that h? is in such a condition of health that he may not be able to make the race. Ilis best friends realize that at this time. In case Mr. Stuart .should not be in the race there will be some candidates for the consideration of the voters who are not now in the run ning. At this time, with Mr. Stuart in the contest, it looks like a race between him and Harry St. George Tucker. With Mr. Stuart out of the contest there t is very good reason to believe that Rlfch ard E. Bvrd of Winchester ? would en ter the race, and it is known that Lieut, Gov. Ellyson is still considering the ques tion with care, and he may make his announcement at any moment. Waging Hard Contest. Perhaps there has not been a contest for the congressional nomination in the district embracing Richmond when there was more uncertainty than exists in the struggle between Representative John Lamb' and former Gov. Montague. The campaign is on, and the claims of the candidates alone are being considered in making up the possible result. That this city will give to Mr. Montague the bulk of its vote is the contention of his friends, but the friends of Capt. Lamb deny such to be the case. Capt. Lan-.b will get a very large vote in the counties:, as he has always dont?, but on the other hand the ex-governor asserts that he will he heard from when that vote is counted. Ten days ago George Howard, alias George Packard, alias Prof. De la Delan, was taken in by the police. He was a newcomer, a clairvoyant, and with him was a woman who claimed to be his wife, -though she said her name was May Butler, alias Rlaekmore. The woman was arrested while trying to pawn rings. The man was thought to have been wanted in Louisville, but he was not identified, though a woman who had given him $2,000 to "break a spell" on her came here to have a look at him. Thfe man was held for several days, and when no charges could be made he was re leased- Within the last few days, how ever, there baa come a complaint by a woman who says she gave him two dia mond rings and 5U*?0 cash to break a ape!) on her. She says he told her that dia monds were hc-r hoodoo, that she must give them to him for a short time.- They are said to be the rings which the woman was trying to pawn when the police first detected the presence of the pair. A war rant has been Issued for him, 'but he failed to leave his address in his hurried departure from the-city-. ?? The first market, built nearly a century ago, and for years the center of'the busi ness section, is disappearing. The city has determined to replace the old build ing with a modern structure, and a con tract has been awarded for the job. New Hotel for Richmond. Plans have been prepared and bids are being asked on a new hotel at 3th and Broad streets. 'where at present stands the old building known as Murphy's Hotel. The o!d building will be razed at once and on the site will appear a four teen-story structure, modern and fire proof. The new building will cost, when completed and furnished, not less than a million dollars. While the new-building is- under way the hotel wlTl move to the western side of 8th street into the annex, a comparatively ntvf structure, and will remain there for about a year. Col. Murphy will stipulate in the con tract that the new house shall be com pleted by May 1. 191.1. During the coming six weeks there are seven persons1 to be electrocuted in the state penitentiary, and among the num ber is a woman, the first ,to be sentenced to the electric chair, and the first woman for more than thirty years to be sen tenced to death for Infraction of the laws of this state. The." last was a ne gro woman named, Barbara Miller, who died for the murder of her husband. The woman now under sentence of death is colored. She Killed a White woman in Hampton several months' ago when the colored woman was a?ked re garding some articles which had been in the laundry the week preceding and which had not been returned. The col ored woman grabbed a stick and pro ceeded to beat her employer into Insen sibility. A strong appeal will be made to have the woman's sentence commuted to life imprisonment. . " RIVER CRUISES DUE. Pleasure Seekers Have Boats Over hauled for Summer Season. The power launch Pocantico. belonging to.Capt. Harry Lansdale. has reported with her owner and a party of friend* aboard for Moxteys polht. Md., on a hunting and fishing trip that will extend over several days. Mr. I.ansdale and others have established a clubhouse at Moxleys point, and frequent visits wlU be made there in the summer months. The power launch belonging to Judge Aukam of the District Court, which has been in the dock at the foot of K street southwest being overhauled by the Daw son Boat Company, was completed yes terday, and will go into service at once. She will be used by Judge Aukam for pleasure cruising on the river, and a trip or two may be made to Chesapeake bay points aboard her. The power yacht Dacota, belonging to R. ,E. Gait, and the large launch Ion&, owned by Paul Portner and his brother, are also In the k street dock receiving an overhauling by the Dawson company. The Iona has had her deckhouse thor oughly overhauled and has been fitted with a new fifty-horsepower engine In plaee of one of twelve-horsepower, and she is expected to be considerably taster with the larger engine. The Dacota is receiving engine repairs and Is being cleaned and painted. * The launch Meteor, belonging to Policeman Harry Cole or the fourth precinct, has gone Into serv ice, and will be used by her owner for runs down the river when off duty. Theta Lambda Phi Officers. ? The Theta Lambda Phi fraternity hag elected the following officers to serve for the ensuing term: John I. Cosgrove, pres ident; Horace H. Hagan. vice president: James Newton Bobbitt. warden; Albert F\ Fessenden. secretary; Edwin Tyler, treasurer, and Harry M. Carroll, ser* geant-at-armc. ? ?