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PROVIDE M SCHOOL Commissioners Heed Pleas of Park View Citizens. SIXTEEN ROOMS PROPOSED Census of Children Shoves Need of Large Structure. I INSPECTION IS PLANNED i District Heads to Go Over Colored Manual Training Building, Completed But Few Days. I Provision f??r a sixteen-room school I huildinc, to bo erected at the corner of Newton and Warder streets, in Park View. w ill be included in the Ihstrict of Columbia s estimates for next year, it was learned today. The decision of the District Commlssioners to recommend a structure of this s;ze is in accord with an insistent appeal made hy the Park View cjtlrens' Association. which went to the extreme of conducting a school census in tiie territory affected, with the object of demonstrating the need <>f a school building v hieh shall contain not less than sixteen rooms. Past >ear the Commissioners asked Congress for an eight-room building to be eie.-|?-d on the N'pwtun and Warder streets site, which previously had been provided. The request was not granted. In order to meet the needs of the situation, the Commissioners directed that two portable buildings be moved to the site for temporary use. Three grades are new accommodated in these buildings, the enrollment lK-ing about 12t> pupils. What Census Shows. The census onndueted by the Park View cjtigens' Association, of which John O. Ah l.rath is president, showed, it is stated, that there are about SOo children of school age residing in that section. The association immediately petitioned the Commissioners and the board of education to provide a six teen-room building. Following a recent conference between the Commissioners and hoard of education. announcement was made that either a twelve i>r sixteen room building for Park View would he provided for in the -* ??? ?TI-. m.ittor aifaln U'QC t M kpfl T'llllltllf". I IT ill ?v I l?J (iptuiii ? u?.- ?. up by the citizens" body, which insisted that only a building: of the latter size would meet the needs of the situation. Announcement made today is to the effect that a decision has been reached in favor of the rixteen-rnom building. Within the next few days the Com- ? missioners will inspect the new colored manual training school on O street be- , tween North Capitol and 1st rtreets. This is an eight-room building, erected at a cost of It is now being used fot ! school work, although it has been com t pleted but a few days. < Concrete Tunnel Completed. i The work of building a concrete tunnel from the Ross School, on Harvard j street, to the Normal School, at 11th 1 and Harvard streets, has been completed, J it is announced. This underground pas- , sage way extends for a distance of eighty i feet and is six feet wide and nine feet ! high. ' The steam plant in the Normal School will supply both structures with heat by means of pipes laid through the tunnel and connecting with the Ross building. Pupils of the latter building will be able to reach the Normal building by means of the <tunnel. The latter building is provided with a lunchroom and this, it is expected, will be patronized by the Ross School pupils. i FOUR ALLEGED SLAYERS HELD. | j Eleven Others to Be Arrested in Ed i Pallalian Pfli* WW ? VMWVI JACKSON*. Kv., October 10?Four of the fifteen men indicted yesterday for the murder last -May of Kd Callahan, a for- ; mer sheriff at Beathltt county, have < been lodged in the Breathitt county jail. The other eleven live in remote sections <>f the county or in adjoining counties, hut their arrest is expected within a few hours. une of the men indicted yesterday is *aid to have confessed that lie agreed with the others to lure Callahan outside ids store, where the killing occurred, under the pretense of wanting to buy some wire fencing. For this service, he is alleged to have said, he was to have received SlhO, but had received only $10. Wilson Callahan, son of the dead man, left the mountain region immediately upon the return of the indictment declaring lie feared for his life. Callahan, who was a picturesque figure in Kentucky mountain feud history, was snot from ambush while standing in front >f his store. FOUND GUILTY OF FRAUD. t 1 * Verdict of Jury in Alaska Coal Contracts Case. TACu.MA, Wash., October 1<>.?-Guilty ??? charged was the verdict at the jury today in tiie cases of C. E. Houston and fohn Jl. Bullock, tried in the federal court on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the government on coal contracts in Alaska. The jury was out nineteen 1 ours. Sentence will be pa&sed November 9. BATTLESHIPS LINING UP. More War Vessels Join Fleet As sembling in Hudson River. \ r:w VORK. October lb.? Eight battleships. two crusl?-rs ami two scout crulse -s joined the v ar vessels In the Hudson river today, and before night other ships of the Atlantic Meet will have dropped anchor for the mobilization and review next week. There are now- twenty-eight battleships in line. The arrivals today were the Georgia, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky. Kearsarge and Maine of the battleships, the cruisers Montana and Tennessee, the scout cruisers Birmingham and ''heater, and the supply ship Dixie. The torpedo boat destroyers, torpedo boats and submarines are expected to arrive tomorrow. HARMON ACCEPTS SITE. Takes Possession of Ground for Ohio Building at San Francisco. SAM FRANCISCO, October 10?<Gov. Judson Harmon of Ohio was scheduled today to take possession formally of the site selected for the Ohio state building at the Panama-Pacific international exposition in 1915. The gubernatorial party was to motor to the presidio milttarv reservation with an escort of a mounted l?and and a cavalry troop from the presidio entrance to the parade ground, where the 6th and 16th Regiments, United States Infantry, were to be paraded in honor of the governor. After the review the formal acceptance of the Ohio building cite at Harbor View was scheduled. BECKER JURY COMPLETE Twelfth Man Is Obtained From New Panel of One Hundred Talesmen. NEW YORK. October in.?The jury which will try Lieut. Charles Becker, charged with the murder of Herman Rosenthal, was completed this forenoon. The twelfth man was the eighth talesman of the second panel. One Juror still lacking?a duplication r>f conditions yesterday morning?marked the resumption today of the trial. A newpanel of 10O talesmen reported for examination. Witnesses for the prosecution were on hand early, chief among them the informers. Rose. Schepps, Vallon and Webber. LONDON. October 10.?Thomas Coupe, the eye-witness of the Rosenthal murder, with his legal representative and Assistant District Attorney I?e Ford, arrived In London today, where they have since been in conference. Coupe when asked nh?i were his rtlans rerdiod: "I eaiwiottsay. If I ditl il might endanger my life." Mr. I>e Ford refused to discuss the ease. He intends to return to New York Pat ui-day. ASSIGNED TO NEW CORPS. Adjt. Gen. Andrews Announces Stations of Quartermaster Officers. Adjt. Gen. Andrews today announced the assignment of officers for the newly created Army Quartermaster Corps, a consolidation of the subsistence, pay and commissary departments, authorized by the recent session of Congress. Fight colonels, fourteen lieutenant colonels, eighteen majors and twenty-seven captains hate been transferred and ordered to duty with the divisions of the Quartermaster Corps in tHe seven army departments in the Cnited States and Hawaii. The transfers take effect November 1. Col. John D. Clem, assistant quartermaster general, has been directed to report to the commanding general, central division, for assignment to temporary duty as chief quartermaster of that division until relieved by Col. Ablel L. Smith, lisslstant commissary general. Col. Clem will then repair to Washington and report to the chief of the Quartermaster Corps for duty in his office. Ucut. Col. George F. Downey, doputy paymaster general, has been assigned to luty as depot quartermaster, Washington depot of the Quartermaster Corps. Maj. Henry O. Cole, commissary; Maj. James E. Normovle, quartermaster, and L'apt. Samuel F. Dallam, paymaster, have been ordered to report to the depot quartermaster, Washington, for duty as assistants. XiXiliX SU.N 1U IX X it-LxtL. Naval Aviator Expected to Start Flight This Afternoon. Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 10.?Lieut. Theodore G. Ellyson, chief of the corps >f naval aviators, in charge of the navy ivlation camp at Annapolis, expects to start from here some time this afternoon jn an experimental flight to Washington, which. it is understood, is to be made in relays. The navy aviator will make the flight in i Curtlss hydro-aeroplane, the craft that lie has been using regularly in the series [>f experiments conducted here. He will lay his course down the bay, to the Potomac river, thence up that waterway to the Washington navy yard. He is under instructions, it is said, to make landings whenever and wherever he pleases, and in each instance he is to report the fact to the Naval Academy authorities. SEEK EAT-PASSING RULING. Decision Affecting Small Political Contributions Awaited. NEW YORK, October 10.?Leaders of llie various political parties here will consult their attorneys this week as to the legality of the practice of passing the hat at political meeting's without making notes of the names of the contributors. It was charged today that the practice Is a violation of the state election laws, which provide that all amounts received or disbursed by any officer, member or agent of a political party must be specifically accounted for. E. W. Allen, treasurer of the progressive organisation, said: "I think the courts will interpret the law in a broad sense and will not take cognizance of a collection composed of pennies, dimes and quarters. However, I shall consult some of the legal lights about it." The custom of passing the hat at political gatherings was started by the socialists. It was taken up by the progressives and others early in the present campaign. SUIT WILL BE EXPEDITED. Government to Facilitate Newspaper Publicity Law Case. Every effort will be made by the government to facilitate the consideration of the injunction 'proceeding instituted by the Xew York Journal of Commerce to restrain the enforcement of the newspaper publicity law. "I have requested Attorney General Wickersliam." said Postmaster Genera! Hitchcock today, "to expedite the suit in every possible way, in the 'nterest of the publications, as well as of the government. * . tk - 11_- Y k m <\ I < aA 4 Via Inol/ A f personally, 1 iid\e mc iaua jurisdiction of the New York courts ovei a cabinet officer, that the proceeding may be brought to an issue promptly. Nc merely technical obstacles will be laid in the way of the proceeding." Fined in Disorderly Honse Case. Hugh Lloyd, accused of conducting a disorderly house in Armory place southwest, was sentenced to pay a tine of $100 or to spend three months In jail by Judge Aukum in the Police Court today, this case being the first under the law passed at the last session of Congress whlcn gives the Police Court the Same jurisdiction over disorderly house cases as the District Supreme Court. Lieut. Flather of the fourth police precinct was the chief witness. Senator Boot 111 With drip. UTICA, N. Y.. October lO.-United States Senator Elihu Root, who has been visiting at hia home in Clinton, is confined to his bed with a severe attack of the grip. He will not be able to resume business for some time. Another Martinique Earthquake. PORT DE FRANCE, Martinique, October 10.?A slight earthquake shock was felt here at noon today. No damage Is reported. a Special Panel Summoned. LAKE CHARI.ES, La.. October 10.?A special panel of fifty talesmen reported in court at the opening of the fourth day of the trial of members of the Timberworkers' Brotherhood, charged with murder in connection with the Gralow labor riot of July 7. Out of the first ninety talesmen summoned three Jurors were accepted. i a Veteran Bailroad Man Dead. I CHICAGO, October 10.?Frank Halpin for thirty-seven years general passenger J agent of the Pennsylvania railroad ai Chicago and for fifty years a resident of the city, died at his home here last In'stt. He was sixty-four years old. t HITS LWTSBEUYS Asylum and Jail Superintendent Makes Report. DEATH PENALTY OPPOSED Urges Electrocution in Place of Hanging as Lesser of Evils. TOO MANY UNTRIED CASES Long Period of Idleness of Prisoners Hurtful to Mind and Body. Abolishment of capital punishment in the District of Columbia, and that failing; the substitution of electrocution rfor hanging- In capital offenses, is recommended by Txuiis F. Zinkhan. superintendent of the Washington Asylum and jail, iu his annual report, submitted to the IMstrict Commissioners through the hoard of charities today. Reference also is made by Mr. Zinkhan to what he terms "inordinate delays in the trials of prisoners," the report stating that there are a large number of untried cases that have been pending many months. Long Court Vacations. "It is unfortunate," he says, "that there should be such inordinate delays in the trial of prisoners. With the long court vacation in summer and no cessation of crime, the number of grand jury cases and further-hearing cases runs from 1U0 to 180. Some of these cases have been pending many months; several exceeding a year. Most of these untried men cannot be put to work of any kind, and the long periods of idleness are hurtful to mind and body.'1 The number of persons committed to the jail during the year that ended June 50 last was 7,0:15. according to the report. Of these. 4.450 were committed from day to day to the workhouse at Occoquan. The average daily population of the jail was 214. Attention is directed to conditions at the "Washington Asylum, which, it is stated, was not able to make a creditable allowing during the past year on account of the fact that it was taxed beyond its capacity. Mr. Zinkhan urges an immediate appropriation for a new municipal hospital. j The number of patients admitted to the hospital during the year, the report sets forth, was 2,885. as compared with 2,886 a year ago. The institution can accommoddate properly 175 patients, it is stated, but the number cared for at one time has been as high as 226. Proposed New Hospital. It is understood that the Commissioners in their estimates for next year, will include an item of about 560,000 with which to begin work on the proposed municipal hospital, the total cost of which is to be about $600,000. "While all other hospitals were able to refuse admissionN to patients whe*i all their beds were filled, we were not able to pursue this course," states Mr. Zinkhan, in reference to conditions at the Washington Asylum Hospital. "We had to erowd our wards to the utmost, use a basement for the overflow, and crowd aiconoucs ana insane in the same wards. In our extremity we received much criticism but little relief. During the coming winter conditions will be the same. There Should be no further delay in providing appropriations for a new municipal hospital. Any improvement or additions to the present plant would be a waste ol money." Mr. Zinkhan recommends the establishment of new psvcopathic wards to be centrally located and apart from the rest of the holpital. Recommendation also is made for the installation of new boilers at the jail and increases in the salaries paid the'assistant engineers and superintendent of nurses. The Japanese Genius. From the Philadelphia Press. We have failed to note in cotemporary comment any recognition of the peculiar traits w hich distinguish. the Japanese youth who have come to this country in search of valuable enlightenment. Mere education?which means but the educing of latent faculties pro moting intelllgen-e?the Japs have had for centuries. But they are peculiarly able in a special direction: and it is at once annoying and astonishing that it should be so. There are some of us who know these little men from the far east only as stolid, automatic cooks and waiters (whereat they are eminently proficient); we may learn from railroad engineers that they are regarded far and wide? the Italians perhaps excepted?as the most capable employes, but all of us do not know that the Japanese mind is a strictly practical one; that the main body of its slender volume of natively created literature is composed, in fact, of such works as grammar and mathematics. Hence the success of the Japanese students who have graduated from . Rennselaer, from Yale's scientific school, and from Pennsylvania. More than thirty years ago Japanese graduates from Troy were learning all the greatest railroads in the United States i could teach them In the course of their service. Some of them even requested . no pay for their employment. The knowledge they acquired was their sufficient reward. They went to the Bessemer Steel Company, the Phoenixville bridge works, the Pennsylvania railroad, and they took back to Japan the Information they had acquired and i gave it freely and gladly to their emno rnr | |/V. . They are great little mathematicians, but, more than that, they are unsurpassably loyal to their sovereign. Why Boston Is Cultured. From tbe Metropolitan. There was a time when we thought the culture and erudition of Boston, like the sleepiness of Philadelphia, an overpraised institution. We have flopped. The Rostonian is a widely read well informed person; not the man who lives in Boston proper (that is not tautology, believe us) only five minutes or so from his office, but the semi-suburbanite, the man who rides to and from Brookline, AValtham, Newtonville, Medford, Quincy, Maiden, Roxbur.v, Dorchester, Milton and, as the timetables say. pts. adj. This man has to spend from twenty minutes to an hour going to town. He must read something. Now, then, as nobody can find enough in the Boston morning papers to keep him interested or amused for longer than ten minutes, the suburbanite, his nature abhorring a vacuum, geeks the solace of magazines and books. That is our solution, seriously offered, of the culture of Boston, the town where soft drinks are "tonics" and where they speak of Pennsylvania ravenue and vannilla rice cream. Fire at Tappahannock, Va. TAPPAHAXNOCK, Va., October 10.? Fire of untraced origin this morning destroyed the city hall here, the dwelling house adjoining of William S. Manning and the plant of the Tidewater Democrat, edited by A. D. Latane. Custom house records were damaged by smoke and water. * Husband Sues for Divorce. Ernest G. Snider today filed a suit foi absolute divorce from Anna M. Snider, charxing misconduct and naming a co-re spondent. They were married September ^8, 11W4. and have one child five yeart t old. Tbe husband asks the custody ol ; the child. Attorneys A. B. Webb and Edwin Forres appear for the husband. HOLDSGRAFTINQUIRY Prince Georges County Grand Jury Delves Into Charges. OFFICIALS ARE ACCUSED Residents Much Excited Over Probability of Indictments. OBAVE ACCUSATIONS MADE Justices of the Peace and Constables Are Centers of Fire?Resorts Said to Run Openly. Special DispHt. li |o The Star. -> . I'PPER MARLBORO, Md., October 10?Residents of I'pper Marlboro and Prince Georges county are more than ordinarily excited over the probability of a number of Indictments and sensational developments -when the grand Jury, now in session here, makes its report. The grand jury has been sitting since last Monday and has been investigating startling allegations of graft, extortion, malfeasance in office and other equally grave charges concerning the conduct of a number of constables, justices of the peace and other officials of the county. Among the charges that arc being Investigated are those involving a number of justices of the peace in withholding fines that should have been paid over to the county authorities; the assessment of extortionate fines in cases of minor offenses; jailing persons without due process of law and without trial or hearlhg of any kind; alleged "grafting" by constables, who are said, to have permitted law violations to proceed under their eyes and to have levied tribute for "protection" upon the breakers of the law. Resorts Said to Flourish. In connection with charges that a poolroom has been in full operation for some time past on the Bladensburg road, in Prince Georges county, a representative of The Evening Star gave evidence before the grand Jury this morning. Allegations that a number of other evil resorts have been permitted to flourish untouched by the law in Bladensburg and along the road near that place are also being investigated. The charges are that a number of these resorts are' patronized by men bringing with them girls sixteen or seventeen years old. and that these young girls are served with liquor. Attorney Charles B. Calvert is conducting the investigations, with the consent of State's Attorney Clarence M- Roberts, and is appearing without compensation, in the effort to bring about a cleaning-up of conditions in Prince Georges county, particularly in and about Bladensburg. . It is expected the grand jury will make its report and return a large number of indictments tomorrow or Saturday, though the investigation may not be completed until next week. Sensation Is Predicted. When the grand jury's report is made, It is confidently predicted, the county will be shaken with the seriousness of the offenses charged against officers and offi' rials both of major and minor importance in county affairs, and a sensation such as has never been known in this part of Maryland is expected. The cases in which indictments arc returned will be tried before Judges Fillmore Beall and B. Harris Camalier of the circuit court, at Upper Marlboro. Judges Beall and Camalier have personally received much Information, which has been turned over to the grand jury. Several cases of alleged violations of the liquor law which have been appealed from justices of the peace at Hyattsville and other parts of the county will come up berore Judges Kea.ii ana camaner tomorrow. Among these are two cases against Philip J. Steubener, proprietor ?f a roadhouse on the Bladensburg road; two against Elizabeth Steubener. and two against Bertha Brown. The charges are selling liquor to minors and selling at illegal hours. MMlCERS ON ANNUAL TEST IE Complete First Thirty Miles of Three-Day Jaunt in Good Shape. With Col. Henry O. S. Heistand, assistant adjutant general, leading the cavalcade, twenty-nine officers of the army galloped toward Mount Vernon this morning and galloped back again this afternoon on the first leg of the ninety-mile annual test ride. All of them were fit. Surgeons had punched their ribs, listened with stethoscopes to their heart beats and otherwise pounded and sounded them, and pronounced every man capable of sitting on a horse and engaging In the endurance > test. These were colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors, not ono of minor rank. Some of them came from the War Department, suuie an me way in m viovernors isiana, X. Y., and the rest from other stations to be tried out. Those on the Ride. Among them was Maj. *. L. Permeter, adjutant general for the District of Columbia National Guard, and Col. Rogers Birnie of the Ordnance Corps. The others were: From the office of the chief of ordnance, Maj. T. L. Ameg, Edward P. O'Hern, Le Roy T. Hillman. From the office of the chief, Quartermaster Corps, Majs. J. E. Normoyle, depot quartermaster; William E. Horton. Robert G. Paxton, Pierce C. Stevens and Lawrence S. Miller. From the office of the surgeon general: Lieut. Cols. F. W. Winter and W. D. McCaw and Majs. P. C. Fauntleroy, F. E. Russell of the Army Medical Museum. M. A. De Long and Paul 8. Hallo ran and Charles A. Ragan of the Walter Reed Hospital staff. Maj. C. McK. Saltzman, Signal Corps. Maj. William J. Snow, 3d Field , Artillery. The ride started from Fort Myer at 8:30 o'clock, this morning. At 2 o'clock the horsemen were back at the post without casualties, and no untoward Incidents reported. Rides on Next Two Days. Tomorrow the goal will be Columbia Heights. The third day's ride will take them along the new Leesburg-Fairfax road. Each leg will measure thirty miles and the test will close with tjie. completion of the third day's ride. The first day's ride, according to the test requirements, is to be completed in six and a half hours' time. An additional hour is allowed for each succeeding day. Most of the officers, especially those : from Washington, rode their own horses, i If the horses can ptand the strain they s will be used for the three days' of riding, as this is desirable. However, extra mounts are provided for emergencies. The officers will spend their nights ii^ camp at Fort Myer. Sleeping quarters and mess under tents have been provided. Pleading guilty to the charge of using . the United States mails in an illegal man ner to secure goods by fraud, Walter S. i Buchanan of Louisa, Va.. was sentenced : to three years In the federal prison in Atlanta, Ga., by Judge Edmund Waddill, jr.. in the United States district eourt at Richmond, Va. * DECLARE TELEGRAMS | HAVE EN DESTROYED, Testimony of Telegraph Office Managers at "Dynamite / Conspiracy" Trial. 2 IXPIAXAPOLIS, Ind.. October 10M&nagers of telegraph offices at Spokane, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco testified at the "dynamite conspiracy" here p today that telegrams sought by the government had been destroyed. t, J. B. Coggins, San Francisco, was ask- g ed to produce a telegram reading "Clean n house." and sent by Eugene A. Clancy n from Boston to 27 Excelsior avenue, San ^ Francisco. Coggins said the telegraph . files had been destroyed. The government charges that on reading of the loss of life at the Tx>s Angeles p Times disaster, Clancy, then'on a visit o to Bos'on. decided to destroy certain evi- j dence relative to various Pacific coast explosions and that he sent a "clean- ri house" message, both to his home and to it his labor headquarters. p The other telegrams sought, the government attorneys stated, were between Olaf A. Tveltmoe, San Francisco, and J. " B. McXamara before the latter went to tl Los Angeles. Telegram From McManigal. v v A telegram sent by Ortle E. McManigal w March 23, 1911, from Omaha, Xeb., to J. ^ J. McXamara, Indianapolis, was pro- s duced. It read: a "Kindly send me hundred-dollar check to Lincoln, Neb.. R. Woods." Q This, according to McManigal. was tl agreed upon as the signal that he was ? ready to blow up the new courthouse at j Omaha; .7. J. McNamara could instruct y J. B. McNamara to blow up a plant at j, Columbus. Ind., the same night. . ^ Henry Jj?geitner, now of Denver, was alleged to have sent from Pittsburgh a ? telegram saying, "Can I come to head- j quarters. Important." This was, ac- ^ cording to the government's charges, a , short time before Begeltner appeared at f the iron workers' headquarters in Indianapolis with a fibroid suit case in which nitroglycerin had been carried. ?j TAFT AIDS IN FIGHT. ? n - G Indorses "Tuberculosis Day" in Let- t> ter to Head of Organization. NEW YORK, October 10.?Approval and indorsement of Tuberculosis day, which *> will be observed by the churches of the v country October 27, is expressed by Presi- ,v dent Taft in a letter to Homer Folks of a New York, president of the National As- s soclation for the Study and Prevention of a Tuberculosis, made public today. n President Taft, writing from Beverly, jj says: 8 "I have yoqr letter of September 16, d and am very glad of an opportunity to d testify to -my belief in the Importance of n your campaign of education as to the h means of preventing tuberculosis. You do v well to enlist the active support of the r churches and of all other agencies for c the dissemination of information calcu- a lated to induce every one to do his or her 1< part toward the complete eradication of p the dread disease. I hope and believe that a n >Ti?Rai>/>iilnaio /'lax** In thu phurphoc tl* ill a -* uuoivuivaia Via.t iu i-??v ^t?ut vtivs rritt be productive of great good." r Tuberculosis day, it is expected, will be o observed by almost every religious de- n nomination in the United States, and not r less than 50,000 sermons on tuberculosis v will be preached October 27, or n the li weeks preceding or following that date. a 9 F SHE GRABBED HIS CLOTHES, a t So Now William Fields Is Careful \\ of His Choice of Friends. y "Be careful who you choose for a lady F friend," sang William Shields as he left * the Police Court this morning. f, 'Wlllfgm claimed that Flora N. Brooks n had grabbed a bundle of clothes from v him as the two were walking through Franklin Park. He said he had bought the clothes on southwest 7th street, where Flora had met him, and the two went c strolling through the town until they a came to Franklin Park. There, said Wil- r llam, the false friend flitted through the * shrubbery with a bundle under her arms c and never came back. t When the case was called a woman * named as Flora Brooks stood up and an- ? swered "not guilty." She said, however, s that her name was not Brooks, and that ] she bad never seen her accuser before. > William was not very sure that she had F seen him either, so Judge Aukum sent 1 to Occoquan to get a man named Henry Brown, who had been sent there for a pawning the very clothes that William f had lost. When Henry arrives the case \ will be completed. e - . i. m r ! FUNERAL OF W. F. SMITH. v i Vested Choir of Trinity Sings at t Services. Funeral services for William F. Smith, who was killed Monday morning by falling from the Bellevue Hotel at 15th and ' I ^streets northwest, were conducted by * Rev. G. W. Van Fossen, at Trinity Episcopal Church, yesterday. The vested 1 choir, of which Mr. Smith had been a member for many years, and in which he ^ had been a. great favorite, was lined up on the sidewalk as the coffin was ta<en from the hearse. The choir then led the funeral procession up the church aisle. The burial chant, "O Paradise, O Paradise," and "The Salvation of the Right- s eous" were sung by the choir, after which t the burial service of the Episcopal Church c was read by the rector, Rev. Mr. Van * Fossen. t The pallbearers consisted of three mem- * be re of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew of Trinity Church and three representatives of Maccabee Lodge, of both of which Mr. Smith was a member. p TUCKER BOND FORFEITED. ? ? E Alleged Forger Fails to Appear in Court for Trial. n Clarence E. Tucker, who pleaded not guilty last week to three indictments h charging him with a series of forgeries, failed to appear when called for trial to- E day before Justice Stafford in Criminal ? - d Court No. 1. At the request of Assistant United ? States Attorney Proctor the court declared forfeited the ball bond of $2,000, 8 on which W. W. Coumbe is surety. Attorney T. M. Baker and the bondsman are scouring the city this afternoon ti in an attempt to locate Tucker. r _ a ADULTS IN NIGHT SCHOOL. I d More Than 400 Pupils Enrolled for r Jfanual Training Courses. p McKlnley Manual Training Night School ei has an enrollment of more than 400 P pupils, according to an announcement made by Principal Frank C. Daniel today. The pupils are of varied ages, running from sixteen years to men past middle g[ age. A large proportion of this year's classes are adulta R Mathematics, woodworking, metal work- h ing, mechanical drawing, electricity, millinery and sewing are offered in the night n< classes. Chemistry will be included, be- a ginning tc:r-3rrow evening. in Sessions are held Mondays, Wednes- jj days and Fridays, beginning at 7:30 o'clock, and lasting until 9:30. h. It pays to read the want columns of M The Star- Hundreds of situations are w filled through them. le HOW FLITCH' ieward for Married Couples Who Have Not Quarreled. tNCIENT ENGLISH PRIZE i Mess of Bacon Presented to Man and Wife Who Have Not Repented Marriage. i i rom Ix>ndon Tit-Blta. "Whatever married couple will go ( t?. the Priory and. kneeling on two j harp stones, will swear that they have ( ot quarreled nor repente4 of their ( larriape within a year and a day after ts celebration shall receive a flitch of aeon. _ _ i Whether it was a little joke on the 1 art of Sir Reginald Fitzwalter, lord f the manor of Little Dunmow. the neient Essex village, or whether he pally wished to.reward true matri- ' tonial happiness with this unique rize, is not quite clear; but the story ;oes that these were the conditions he tid down in 1244 for the awarding of he Dunmow flitch. Another story is to the effect that it ras the monks of the Priory, which 1 ras founded in 1104?the remains of rhich are still to be seen at Dunmow? rho being bachelors and wishing to how their skepticism as to happiness nd marriage being compatible, instiuted the custom in order to prove ' hat in bachelorhood lies the true secret f happiness. If the latter story is rue, then the monks i\ere certainly ble to laugh at the married people of Junmow. for it was not until 20.0 cars after the custom had been istltuted that the prize was won. igain. from 1445 to 1751 only five prestations took place, and the flitch as not again claimed until 1855. From 860 to 1877 there were four awards, hre'e in 1891, two in 190.1 and two more ( n 1907?the last occasion on which ( he ceremony was observed. From 'hich it would'seem- that the majority ( re like the costergirl who was watch ig the ceremony of awarding the nttcn ve years ago and who. on being asked P she would like to win the prize, relarked: "Not me. Silly. 1 calls It. U'e me a blpomin' good rah to a bit o" aeon!" , The Mock Trial. After an interval of rive years the cerenony of the Dunmow flitch is to be reived on August bank holiday this year. r-hen the proceedings will probably be on . more elaborate scale than usual. Intead of kneeling on two sharp stones nd swearing as to the happiness of their aarried life, candidates for the Dunnow fHtch now have to prove their case n a mock trial, with a jury composed of Ix of the prettiest maidens of Dunmow ressed in white frocks, and six bachelors ressed all In their best. Practically any narried couple who can show that they iave lived together for a year and a day rithout the slightest approach to a quarel are awarded a flitch of bacon; but andldates for the prize have to undergo humorous cross-examination by the ocal wits, attired in wig and gown, who lay the parts of counsel for the claimnts and for the defendant?the flitch. Two sides of bacon, decorated with gay lbbons, hang on tent poles on either side f the platform, while the whole cerenony is presided over by a judge in red obes. On the last occasion a flitch was < ron by a clergyman and his wife, whose ife, according to counsel for the claimnts, was "A long life of perennial flreroof joy." But the counsel for the baon endeavored to bring up circumstances nd recollections whicli would prove that he claimants did not always possess an mruffled temper. It appeared that they lad moved many times, to another parsh. "Did not even a moving job ruffle ou?" asked counsel. "No," promptly relied the clergyman; "I left all moving o the wife." And the latter, under crossxaminatlon. explained that her husband Was a tidy man in the house, and was ot naughty when he hit the wrong nail rith the hammer." Early Claims. The awarding: of the Dunmow flitch is sertainly one of the most interesting: exiinples of an ancient custom being carled on at the present time. The reason vhy no awards of the flitch were made luring the latter part of the eighteenth :entury and the first half of the nineeenth was that the lord of the manor caused the ceremony to be discontinued; >ut, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Handon AJnsworth, the famous novelist, who nterested himself in the matter, a re- . rival of the romantic old custom took ilace, and on one occasion Mr. Ainsworth dmself officiated as judge. < The records of Dunmow contain some [.musing instances of early claims for the litch. In 1751 John Shakeshaft and his rife of "VVeathersfleld, Essex, were chair d round the town by the enthusiastic opulace, marshaled by the steward and ither officers of the manor. The flitch ras borne before them, and Shakeshaft mproved the occasion by selling slices of he bacon to the 5,000 spectators. False Claimants. Alas! it has to be recorded that there vere dishonest folk even in the old days, vho would swear tcr anything for a flitch 1 >f bacon, for it related how Aubrey D. palstaff bribed two of his father's com- 1 (anions to swear falsely on his behalf, 1 vhereby he pained the flitch, but as soon is he got possession of it he fell into a i lispute with his wife as to how the bacon ;hould be dressed, and the judges there- i ipon took it away from him. On another occasion a certain Mrs. Itephen Freckle brought her husband , dong with her. extolled his virtues, and j tdded that he had a similar story to tell, t >ut Stephen, like George Washington, , ould never tell a lie, and shook his head, j vhereupon his wife gave him a box on j he ears. And again the bacon was hung ip. 1 ] Synthetic Bnbber. ] rotn the Chicago Record-Hera 1<1. The skepticism which dealers In rubber ' lanifested over the announcement in England that artificial or "synthetic" ubber could be manufactured and sold j oon for less than half the price of the atural product seems to be shared by be German technicists who discovered , ow to make "synthetic" rubber simulftneously with their English brethren. >r. Carl Dulsberg, the head of the Elber- | eld color works at which the German j iscovery was made, has just stated, in . lecture at the College of the City of few York, that "synthetic rubber will urely not appear on the market in the , nmedlate future." i Dr. Dulsberg exhibited two automobile 1 rQa mAixk a# tho nun: rilhhor trblnh Ho/i i un over 4,U00 miles and appeared to be s pood as new. But his remarks pave 1 0 encouragement to the hope that the 1 roduct could be made economically, 1 nougli he expressed the belief that some 1 ay that would be possible. It Is a triumph of science that genuine ubber can be made out of grains and otatoes, but the price of automobile i res and other useful articles has greatr interest for most of us. The rubber lantation will continue indefinitely to ourish. Maj. Robert P. Barry Bead. >eclal Dispatch to The Star. WARRENTON. Va., October lO.-Maj. obert P. Barry died at his home near ere Wednesday afternoon, after an illess of several months. Maj. Barry was native of New York stale and an officer 1 the federal army during the civil war. e settled in the south after the close of te civil war, and lated moved to Faujier county, where he had made his ome a number of years. He married [is* Julia Neilson of New York state, ho died about eighteen months ago. He aves several sons and daughters. / f GOLF TOURNAMENT GETS IDEAL START Annual Fall Classio of Columbia Country Club Opens. I'nder ideal conditions and with the course in perfect condition, the annual Fall golf tournament of the Columbia Country Club was gotten under way this morning, the first pair leaving the tee at 8 o'clock. Because of the large entry list the committee decided to change the lualification round from thirty-six to eighteen holes. Most prominent among the large entry list was Walter J. Travis, the veteran golfer of the Garden City Club attracting no end of attention. He and Pr. L?ee Harban were drawn and both turned in good scores. Travis is Dicked to lead the golfers home in the qualification round. Alt of the players had not turned in their scores when The Star went to press and many of them will not finish until late this afternoon. As things now stand, the New Yorker will undoubtedly do all that is,expected of him. Use New Tee. The new first tee was used for the first time this morning and. as was expected, it caused lots of trouble for those who were unfortunate enough not to make perfect drives. The prises, which are now 011 exhibition at the clubhouse, are the best ever offered by the Columbia Club, and the competition for them is very keen. There will be five sixteens. and prises will be given to the winner and runner-up of each and to the winners of the defeated eights. In addition the player turning in the lowest card in the qualifying round and those making low net and gross scores in the handicap match of Saturday will be given prizes. The tournament will be continued tomorrow, with the first round of the vartous sixteens being caxded for the morning and the second for the afternoon. The results of this morning's play in the qualification round follow: W. Kebllnger, Columbia. 48. 48, 02. F. \V. McReynolds, Bannockburn, 5S, 55, 118. John Ij. AVarren, Bannockburn, 52, 50, 102. Dr. J. McB. Sterrett, Chevy Chase, 57, 65. 122. Lt. B. Piatt. Columbia. 49, 54, 102. F. AY. Collins, Bannockburn, 50, 52, 103. M. Hoops, AA'ilmington, 48, 44, 00. C. A. Watson, Columbia. 47. 48, 95. A. J. Cummings. Columbia, 52, 60, 112. S. L. Heap, Chevy Chase, 48, 44, 92. Frank fJovern, Columbia, 48. 52, 100. P. H. Tamnett, Columbia, 47, 48, 95. J. D. Cassells, Chevy Chase, 29, 48, 85. L. D. Underwood, Columbia. 49, 48, 95. H. B. Wilson, Bannockburn, 54, 60, 114. John I a. Weaver, Columbia. 57, 55, 112. E. S. Mario w, Columbia, 47, 51, 08. F. P. WagRaman, Bannockburn, 42, 47 89 John C. Letts, Columbia, 50, 48. 08. Dr. F. J. Bartlett, Columbia. 52. 51, 103. Charles E. Langley, Columbia, 54, 46, 100. F. B. Pyle. Columbia. 46. 47. 03. H. B. Davidson, Columbia, 53, 53, 106. Donald Woodward, Columbia, 46, 46* 02. J. F. Cissell, Columbia, 50, 51, 101. R. White, Columbia. 51, 52, 103. C. S. Wall. Columbia 56, 48, 08. I.\ S. Catlett, Columbia, 44, 47, 91. H. C. Chamberlain. Columbia, 44. 41, 85. T. A. Geddes. Columbia. 48, 31, 00. John C. Walker, Columbia, 47, 47, 04. James E. Bailies, Bannockburn, 45, 48, 93. G. 11. Chasnar, Columbia, 45, 40, 04. M. B. Danforth, Columbia, 43, 42, 95. F. S. Wyivn, Columbia, 56. 33, 111. M. F. Frey, Columbia, 55, 51, 1U6. G. S. Woodworth, Columbia, 43. 47. 90. L. E. Sinclair, Columbia, 45, 48, 03. F. L. Davis, Columbia, 53, 56, 109. E. M. Talcott, Chevy Chase. 40. 44, 03. A. Winter, Columbia, 50, 44, 94. A. McGeorge. Wilmington, 43, 51, 94. E. Ilarban, Columbia, 47, 47, 94. E. P. Brooke, Bannockburn. 49. 43, 94. J. W. Brawner, Columbia. 42. 43. 85. Allan Lard, Chevy Chase. 40, 41. 81. A. C. Yates. Washington C. C.. 48. 44. 92. W. Tuckerman, Chevy Chase. 43, 43. 86. A. S. Mattingly, Columbia, 40, 46, 86. E. E. Mitchell, Wilmington, 47. 53. 100. W. S. Harban, Columbia. 41. 42. 83. \\7 I Tronic r?U.. 1A ~0 ?' vraiurii VIltV( OO, W, |<3, L. L. llarban. Columbia, 43, 49, 92. Morven Thompson, Chevy Chase, 42, 42. 84. A. B. I>eet, Columbia, 42. 47. 89. W. F. Reyburn, Chevy Chase, 44, 46, 00. George James, Columbia, 30, 44, 94. John London, Bannockburn, 48, 51, 9D. Daniel Jackson, Columbia. 42, 48, 90. R. H. Critchett, Maryland C. C.. 51, 50, 101. Otto Luebkert, Columbia, 43, 4M, 89. Garfield Scott, Philadelphia C. C., 38, 19. 87. W. c. Ballantyne, Columbia, 46, 35, lOl. K. P. Armstrong, Wilmington, 47, 48, Dr. P. S. Hodges. Columbia, 45, 43, 88. Dr. C. E. Springle, Columbia, 46, 31, 97. W. A. Knowles, Bannockburn, 42, 47, 80. C. C. Van Leer, Columbia, 45, 49, 94. John W. Childress, Chevy Chase, 52, 55, 107. E. I* Hill. Columbia, 44, 45, 89. George E. Truett, Columbia, 47, 44, 91. A. M. Hall, Bannockburn, 47, 46, 93. C. P. Turner, Baltimore C. C., 48, 48, 96. W. M. Smith, Columbia, 46, 44, 90. The Japanese Jinrikis. From the Chicago Inter Ocean. It is said that the rickshaw, that "glorilied go-cart of Japan," was the invention of a Yankee missionary. However that may be, it is a fact that the first official application for permission to manufacture rickshaws was made in 18?0. Soon they were being turned out by the thousands for the middle class Japanese, who, in the days when railways' were few In Japan and motor cars as yet undreamed of, found them a cheap and comfortable mods of traveling long or short distances. Soon, too, there appeared a class of men eager to transform themselves Into beasts of burden for the comparatively high wage offered. While the vehicle is everywhere else known as rickshaw, in Japan it generally goes by the title jlnriki. Both words are abbreviations of Jin-riki-sha, which means literally "man-power vehicle." Sometimes in Japan "kuruma" is used as an equiva- ; lent. The Gas Tank Beautiful. r*rom the Chicago Record-Herald. A newly developed esthetic sense has caused certain gas companies in the neighborhood- of New York city to paint their tanks dark brown, dark green or silvery white, instead of the conventional and eye-oflfendlng bright red. The chances lave caused commendation by the public, particularly suburbanites who ride past the tanks daily. Why should a gas tank be a huge blot of red? Because, the utilitarian will answer, the red paint Is cheapest, considering Its cost and its value in preserving Iron or steel from rust. But the red tank Is a blot on the landscape. Why should not all gas companies become as considerate of the public as those that have made changes for the better, in the color of their tanks, near New York? Doctor of Agriculture. 'roin tlie World'# Work. The time is coming when every rural community of sufficient size will have one or more agricultural experts? men professionally trained to serve in in advisory way ail the farmers of the community for a fee. These men will jnderstand the chemistry of the soil md of plant growth: their laboratories will be busy with soil analysis and the study of local plant diseases; they will >e entomologists and bacteriologists, md their value will be obvious to the mlightened farmers of a new age. rhese farmers, no longer content to lepend on the free clinic of the state experiment station, will seek the adrice and prescription of the local docor of agriculture. The dignity and he rewards of this profession are >ound to increase, for it is founded ipon the basis of our greatest indusry. 1 SPEAK FOR COUNTIES Proposed Annexation by Alexandria Opposed. WILLIAMS ON REVENUES Councilman Does Not Think Development of City Would Follow Proposed Action. Testifying in opposition to the annexation of portions of Alexandria and Fairfax counties. Va.. to Alexandria city. Y. Wtliam*. a member of the city council of Alexandria, was the principal witness at the hearing before Judge Gordon * at the Alexandria county courthouse today. More spectators were In attendance at the hearing today than on the first two days of the session. Mr. Williams- asserted that the proposed annexation which would make Alexandria about three times *ita present size would not be of any great benefit He declared that at a meetin* of the ritv council of Alexandria eight years ago a resolution was passed opposing the annexation. Alexandria Revenues. Mr. Williams gave considerable attention to the revenues obtained by the city of Alexandria from various occupations. I He said that the fish wharf, which at one time produced considerable revenm. now brings In much leas. He declare.! the wharf property has depredated :n value. He further asserted that there 1* considerable idle property In Alexandria He desired to see Alexandria develop, b 't he did not think that this developmen would be accomplished by the proposed annexation. M. D. Hall, for twenty-six years school superintendent in Alexandria county, asserted that the school* in the counties were better thsn those in Alexandria city. He said that the public school at West Knd, Vs.. which cost *W>.r?"2V is Attended by many children from Alexandria. Attorney John M. Johnson of eounse for Alexandria city, asked Mr. llali if he could give the names of those pupil1-, but the witness said lie did not remember them. But he said he could got tliein Adjacent Territory Described. Joseph Berry, county surveyor of Fairfax county, described the portions of the county adjacent to the proposed annexation territory. Other witnesses who testified for t e counties were D. M. Rust, Jr.. snd Clyde C. Beonard, both of whom explained theii opposition to annexation. They believed that if the property was annexed to the city the issue of liquor license in the section annexed would depreciate the value of surrounding property. The hearing will continue throughout the week. a > -wr TTAPTITT 1 T TTV AAXiAiV/AXI nuoriliUAix. Making the Englishman at Home. Amerioa's Open Arms. From the London Chronicle. Not long ago I was lunching on the twentieth floor of a New York skyscraper, overlooking the waterway of the Hudson. My host was the editor of a newspaper to whom I had that morning introduced myself by mentioning a letter which I had omitted to bring. Now he was regaling me with American cocktails, clams and a view of the Hudson river. t<? say nothing of his stories of New York politics, golf, the Adirondack mountain?. t Mr. Rockefeller and England. In h!r. dry, Scottish-American accent he told me that once, while staying at a country house In Kent, he had astonished his host by announcing his Intention of calling on Mr. Balfour. "Mr. Balfour!" the Englishman had exclaimed with mingled horror * and reverence; "but it is very difficult to see Mr. Balfour!" Mr. Balfour's exclusiveness was unintelligible to my friend. He was a pressman interested in politics. He had something of importance to discuss. It wa? not to be contemplated that the then premier should refuse to see him. Was there any day in the week when Taft. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson or the great Rockefeller himself would refuse to se? him if he called on business? And it Is perfectly true. You may go anywhere in America and see any one at a moment's notice If you have some soit of credentials to show. Nothing aston- . ishes the American more than the air of mystery with which the great personages of England surround themselves. "Howdo you know that a man is Important if you never ace him?" said one American to me. "He is Judged Important because he cannot be seen." I was obliged to re ply. "Uh, my!" came the retort; "her* we want to know if he's a real man. if he's magnetic; and he can't he magnetic behind locked doors." The difference is an essential one. In England the practice of oligarchy spreads downward to the humblest strata of society. In America the practice of denioo racy affects even the habits of the plutocrat. The man who would succeed mu?t be genial: he must be accessible, he must be open-hearted, and?out of business ' hours?open-handed. The oligarchic state ?and England is essentially oligarchic? tends to produce reserve The Englishman makes his face like a blank wall In thp presence of strangers; he is inexpansi ve to acquaintances; he protects himself with an armor of formality against the intrusion of the classes to which he does not belong. The democratic, or ochlocratic, state, like America, encourages openness, expansiveness and a genialltv which becomes a necessary part of good manners. "Fraternity" has always been advertised on the republican banner; even Robespierre in the days of the terror owed much of his success as a tyrant to his pleasant smile and his habit of greeting citizens by their names. It is so to this day In America. Mr. Taft is unpop- , ular because he carries the defensive air of a diplomat: Mr. Roosevelt is loved by* the crowd 'because he remembers every* one by name, and all but his personal enemies are favored with his beaming and beneficent smile. The same indiscriminate geniality is to be found all over tho states. An Englishman does not look at a waiter or a bus conductor as he pays his bill or his fare; an American both looks at him and talks to him in the same way that he would talk to his companion. Pink Lemonade. From the New York Times. The death of Henry E. AUott will be . mourned by boys of the older generation. For he was the circus man whose redcoated cinnamon candies, dropped in a L . 1 ? J. a 1 _ #1 - a ' iltu ui iciiiunaar. uicrtBuer nufle "? pink beverage popular wherever the traveling animals and chariots, the steam calliope, the band, the horseback ladle* and funny clowns driving donkey wago s would draw up in front of the big tent after the parade. P. T. Barnum cou'd not have evolved the greatest show n parth without Henry E. Allott's ri k lemonade. The nomadic circus with its feats ?>r horsemanship, leaping through ho?> : ?. s-hile galloping, of male and feni.tlriders, the tan-bark and the smell or t menagerie, recur with the memory . f the sweetish cool tang of the bright-ro ared drink, sipped in full sight of thn wonders of the real mermaid, the wll?l men of Borneo, the sword swallow?r, .he India rubber man. the fat lady and :he living skeleton depicted in front , ihe sideshow, where the "barker" ex:olled them. The one-ring circus is now l rare survival. Its old-fashioned equesrian feats have given way, in threeIng arenas and modern hippodromes, to nore ambitious acrobatic performances, md to daring exhibitions requiring an mniense organlxation and expeusive and ;omplicated machinery. The boys may 10 longer water the elephants and ponie? >r warily crawl under the tent. Those >ink and joyful days are past. Page county, Va.. has just been treated o a novel visit of forty English f<?v lounds brought to Lairay by Jamea Johnion. a fancier of Rappahannock eount>. vho has 100 hounds in training for Washngton clubs. f .