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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.
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INSPECTION IS PLANNED
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District Heads to Go Over Colored
Manual Training Building, Completed
But Few Days.
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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
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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.
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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.
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FOUR ALLEGED SLAYERS HELD. |
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Eleven Others to Be Arrested in Ed i
Pallalian Pfli*
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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. ?
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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
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SHE GRABBED HIS CLOTHES, a
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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
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! FUNERAL OF W. F. SMITH. v
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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. ?
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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
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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
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ADULTS IN NIGHT SCHOOL. I
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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